The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1951 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 14, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 19B1 FARM NEWS AND REVIEW. With a 4-H'er in Ireland— Bobbye Jean Finds Irish Folks Are Swell and Eire Is Beautiful By BOHBYE JEAN BVRD ( (l.pachville 4-11 Club Member) COUNTY CORK IRELAND—It's K beautiful day in Ireland. The last few days have been just like spring and it is just the weather for the joy and delight of the farmers who ire busy harvesting their crops. The first question asked when I meet any one Is "Well, how do you like Ireland?" I just love it here. It's a grand place. "How are you enjoying your stay?" It's Just tops and couldn't be better. "How do you like the people?" They are wonderful even though I don't know them. They always say it's a grand day and help me in any way they can. I can hardly realize the time is passing so fast. I really like it here ind like it better each day. I will hate to see October come. That's when we will leave for the "good old USA." It's a very busy time now. The farmers are. really working hard to gel their oats, wheat and barley In the shed for threshing before the weather breaks, And as 1 said once before, you can't tell when the rain Is going to come. Im with a wonderful family in Coachford, County Cork at the present. The Murphy family. Th«y have * son working in the states under the E.C.A. Gee, It's really great to be able to work, play and live with these families. For the past two days I helped Mr. Murphy In the oats but it is quite different from picking cotton. The miniature bales the National Cotton Council presented me with as souvenirs of Mississippi County are great help to explain about our processing of cotton. To Go to County Fair We are scheduled to go to tin Dunmenway cattle show next week : and also I ho]>e to go to one of the county fairs where all the farmers collect together and bargain with one another to seU their animals. The fairs are usually held In the streets and there are cattle pens nearby In which they load the animals on trucks to be delivered to their respective destinations. Most farmers have a variety of crops on their farms such as oat-s, barley, wheat, sugar beets, potatoes, and turnips. They also take an in- tereit In dairy farming. Most farmer* buy their butter from the local creamery to which they deliver their milk each mom- ing. Before the machinery was Introduced to thU part of Ireland, horse and cart was the usual means of delivering the milk but now trucks and vans are becoming more prom> Inenl. When the farmers take their milk to the creamery a test Is taken and by the average quality of the milk the farmers are paid. Sunday night, a reception was held in the local hall to welcome Archie and I to the Coachford Young Farmers' Club. We will be here until Sept. 17. All the local branches attended It and It was great to meet so many nice people and tbey certainly welcomed us. Galway Next Prome here I go to County Galway in \Yest Ireland. The country there, I believe, ts more rugged and the Jnnd isn't as rich as other pnrts of Ireland but it has other advarr tages such as scenery. I'm told the scenery there Is picturesque and one of the natural beauties include Galway Bay. Last Wednesday, Everett Mitchell was in Ireland having Interviews with the young farmers who Vcre h. the states last year and also the three of us who are In Ireland at the present. Congratulations to the Mississippi County 4-H boys and girls who attended the slate camp. I was so glad to hear about your accomplishments. I'll say bye for now and will see you in November. WIND-UP OF A BUM "STEER"-Half a dozen policemen were in at the capture of a 6011-pound heifer thai escaped from a truck and ran riot In North Philadelphia, Pa A woman spectator and a policeman were injured before the animal was corralled. State May Set Production Record in Rice LITTLE HOCK, Sept. 14. (tf'>— Arkansas — already the nation's third largest rice producer — may set a production rjecord this year. Miles McPcek, ngricultural statistician, reported Hint the Department of Agriculture hod estimated Arkansas' 1951 crop at 10.258.000 bags. This is more than a million bags over the state's previous record, .set in 1948. That year, a total of 9,220,000 bags were harvested. Last year'* output was 7_9T3,QOQ bags. Rice planters have 44G.OOO acres in cultivation this year, 63,000 more than Ln 1943. The I960 acreage WM- 343,000. The yield per acre for 1951 is expected to be' 107 pounds less than In 1948. The predicted yield pet- acre for this yenr is 2,300 puunds, compared with 2,407 in 1948. The corn harvest outlook was not > bright. The department estimated ths state's production at 27,875,000 bushels. It would be the smallest crop since 1947, when 22,525,000 bushels were produced. The yield per acre was. predicted at 25 bushels, compared to 27 bush- elf last year. Department estimate* for other food crops, with last ycnr'.i fig ures In parentheses, are: Soybeans — harvest of 11,020,000 busheU with a. yield per acre ol 19 bushels (11,676,000 and 21). Potatoes — 1,368.000 bushels on a yield per ncre of 72 bushels U,8Q3 f 000 and 81). Livestock Prices In Little Rock Hit A Record Low LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 13. (>P>— Greater Little Rock's livestock market prices for some grades of hogs hit a new low Wednesday. Pat C. Hogaii said the price of choice hogs between 180 and 240 pounds was $20.60. The price had been $22.75 to S24, he said. Top price for sows was $17.75, also a new low. Hognn blamed the hot weather, which has cut consumption ot pork, Tor the decline. Reminder Is Pointed OMAHA W)—The Internal broad casting syslem at the Omaha Veterans Hospital has adopted ths call j Agent, otters KVIM. The letters stand for "Keep Veterans In Mind." Cotton Harvest In Arkansas Is Well Underway Dry Weather Hurting Yields Some; Insects Invade Lee County LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Sept. 14 — Picking of Arkansas' predicted 1,640,000 bales of cotton Is beginning to get well underway this week, with some local labor shortages developing in those areas where picking Is in lull swing, it was revealed in county agent's weekly crop re- jwrts released today by the Agricultural Extension Service. Dry weather is still prevailing over most o( the state's farmlands the i - e]x>rts indicate, reducing crop yields slightly and delaying fall' planting oper.Uiims. Rain is especially needed for Jate crops. , County Agent Victor Ivy, in Se-1 vier County, reported that scat- I ercd.showers In the past week have given some relief from heat, but lave not materially increased crop irowth ncr slopped field work.' Some Sevier cotton is opening pre- j maturely, according to Ivy, which will result in a slight yield rcduc- ,ion. Late corn is almost lost. Ivy doupts that a rain at this late date would help it much. Strawberries are dying in most areas of the county. Though no rain has fell for two weeks in St. Francis County and some crops are showing signs of suffering from drouth, cotton ts maturing and opening fast and ac- | cording to County Agent J. D. Heth- ] coat, none of it seems to be suf- ' fering trom the dry and heat. Early rice ts mature, Hethcoat reports. and harvest should start next week. He predicts a good soybean yield. Insect infestation in Lee County] was reported to be very serious by ) County Agent O. N. Stivers. He said that alt young cotton is being completely tost to the weevils. Yields | there will be lower than previously; predicted, stivers believes. Grain j sorghum Is infested with corn ear j worms anil suffering considerable • injury. . | Dry weather has reduced Crittenden County cotton estimated yields, along with bollworms and, weevils, hy 10 to 20 per cent, ac- j cording to D. W. Chandler, County , Mr. Farmer... HERE'S THE ANSWER Increase the net earnings of each pound of your cotton 7c per pound ($35.00 bale) by using the { International Mechanical COTTON PICKER Georgia Is known ns the peach state and Delaware claims the peach blossom is Its official llower. Most people, it has been [ound. are unable to hold a camera and shoot a picture at less than Ij25th of a second. replacing Mrs. Flora Friend who has taken a two-year assignment Panama. Both will headquarter Little Rock. Dusting — Spraying Call us for FREE inspection and USDA recommendations on any type Insect problem. Approved Flight- Training School Charter Sales Service BLYTHEVILLE FLYING SERVICE I'hone 2717 — Municipal Airport — Night Phones "W\ l_Ll- C --^u fi8'l3, 3877 & 41G6 Dependable Service' Two Extension Changes Made Two members of County Extension staffs have been elevated to .supervisory positions wHli the Agricultural Extension Service, according j to announcement today by Aubre> L. Gates, associate Extension director. C. D. Christian, county agent tor While County since 1939. will serve as northeast district Extension agent during Clifford Alston's leave to ftork with the American Institute of Cooperation. Miss Dorothy Price, home demonstration agent in Lonoke county since 1946, v,a? named southurM district home demonstration agent Reol Estate LOANS • Commercial • Residential • Form Best Service—Best Terms TERRY Abitract & Realty Co. 213 Walnut Phone 2381 Delays in the iield are costly! Think of the time, toil, and tempers you'll save by giving your John Deeie Equipment a thorough going over now. If parts are worn beyond dependable service, be sure they're replaced with genuine John Deere Parts; they lii right, last longer. II complete service is necessary, our skilled mechanics, trained in factory-approved servicing methods, will do only the work that is necessary ... do it quickly, efficiently, and si the lowest possible cost to you. Take advantage of the complete John Deere service we oiler you. Se« us the next time you're in town. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO South Highway 61 Blytheville HERE'S HOW . : . It costs only $17.50 per bale, including depreciation, repairs, taxes, insurance, mounting and dismounting, fuel, operator, oil, grease. Deduct $17.50 per bale from $52.50 per bale (going prices) and you have a net of $35.00 per bale. ^ By adding another l'/ic per pound oul-of- the pocket cash during the season to pick cotton, will cost you $10.00 per bale for operator, gas, oil.'fuel, repairs, leaving net savings of 8 'Ac per pound. ($42.50 per bale) Look At The Grades From Two Operations: 187 bales <!(i.9'i SLM or better OPERATION II Picked in Same Field 30 bales Machine Picked 30 bales Middling 1-3/32 30 bales Hand Picked 28 bales Middling 1-1/16 2 bales LM 1-1/16 HERE'S YOUR 1950-1951 PRICE ANSV/ER SEED PRICE: In 1950, seed was SSO per Ion In 1951, seed at $72 per ton Difference per bale S32.00 per bale .. $28.80 $ 3.20 If You Have A Mechanical Picker LINT PRICE: In !!)50, lint cotton was 12c per Hi per bale $210.00 In 1951, lint cotton at 3(ic per Ib per bale . 180.00 Difference $ 30.00 LOSS '51 OVER '50 IN PRICE $ 33.20 SAVINGS WITH MECHANICAL COTTON PICKER $ 35.00 LOSS IN PRICE '51 OVER '50 $ 33.20 DIFFERKNCE S 1-80 PLACE THIS COTTON IN THE LOAN AND PRICES WILL GO UP FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL ONLY GENUINE JOHN DEERE PARTS MT AND WEAR LIKE THE ORIGINALS 312 South 2nd. *IJ Phone 6863

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