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Hythevflle (Ark.) Counter News - Friday, Novwnbw 10,1WT — 9ift FARM NEWS Review and Forecast On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent Now I may know more about I So, I believe North Missis- how the professional gambler I sippi County farmers will go may feel on a bad night: thou-iback into the cotton production sands in debt, night about gone, most winners gone home, and he finally gets a "good hand." He can't quit now! So it is with cotton .farmers. Two bad crops in a row! Really bad- Just terrible ail year. Yields will be so low! Most of the unopened bolls are frozen to ruin. By Monday, Nov. 6, our U.S. cotton classing office had classed only 21,637 bales. The year 1966 was a bad cotton crop year too, but the classing office had processed 106,393 bales by Nov. S. But on Nov. 5, 1965,'they had classed 424,000 bales! Now do you see how short the cotton crop is? But, as with the gambler, just try one more time. Things are looking- better! The government cotton surplus is way down and the market price is up. . There cannot be.a build up in surplus this year of our kind of cotton, so next year's price looks more promising than in several previous years. The government cotton estimate on Wednesday was set at 7,960,000 bales. This compares with the 8.1 million bales they predicted in October. The government magazine, "The Cotton Situation," predicted that by next August, "stocks of all kinds of cotton may fall to around 6% million bales. This would be around 5% million bales below last August and more than 10 million bales below the record high stocks of nearly 17 million bales on August 1, 1966." This year's production will be about 1.6 million bales less than last year's small crop. « .7 « United States mill consumption of cotton for this year is estimated at a little.over nine million bales. Little change is expected in the cotton export program at this time. next year. Here are some of the reasons of which I can think. The good price for cotton this fall and a prospective good price for next year's crop will be encouraging to some; The government's lower payments for voluntary diversion next year will encourage some to plant more. The diversion payment this year was 10.76 cents per pound times the farmer's projected yield. Next year, this voluntary diversion payment will only be six cents per pound; Lower payment prices, with an increase in soybean surplus, makes the soybean outlook bad for next year; The world increase in wheat surplus makes the wheat price outlook discouraging. This dis-' couraging outlook on soybean and wheat prices makes the improved cotton prices look a little better;' ' ' -• Farmers knows a little more about chemical weed control and have some more confidence that they can produce cotton now with very little chopping labor; All farmers projected yields in North Mississippi County may drop 50 to 90 pounds for this next year. This drop is inevitable because the projected yield is. based on an average of the past years. The very poor yield in 1966 goes into this new average. This, in turn, will mean a lower support, price and particularly a lower diversion payment; . -And, moreover, there will be considerable pressure -from some landowncrs.,and the cotton industry, in general, for farmers to grow more cotton. I realize that availability of credit will have a lot to do with how much cotton our farmers plant. I do not know at this time what the attitude of credit sources is. Maloch Says By D. V, Maloch County Agent Farmers are very concerned about new crops for this area; For example, some are planning to grow some grain sorghum in 1968 so that weed control practices that art: very ef- iectiv* can. be applied. Other farmers are thinking about sugar beets, gome are interested in trying staked tomatoes. Others have asked about growing sunflowers; Yes, all of these crops bave lions of dollars to farmers; 3) Sponsored many 4-H Club activities since the Bureau was first organized in 1935. 4 ' With ttw backing of the Arkansas and American Farm Bureau prevented the classification of. the Ogden soybean as a green bean. This saved the growers another 15 to 20 cents per bushel on soybeans of this variety at a time When about 2-3 of the beans grown in this been'tried before without too j county were of. the Ogden varie- much. s u c c e s s, but new ap- ty; and proaches, new reasons for grow ing the. crop, low market needs or market demands for our standard crops may bring on demands for new crops for some of our farmers. We have had one meeting on markets for staked tomatoes and. plan to have -another one sometime this month. If anyone thinks that he might be interested in learning about growing staked tomatoes, he should contact the county agent's of. fice * * . * Farmers have done a lot for themselves" through their own organizations. The most active in Mississippi County has been the Mississippi County Farm Bureau in the general farm organization field. That Farm Bureau at the county level alone has been worth many times the total membership cost. Every year »ome ipecial activity has been sponsored or carried out by the Bureau. For example, along with the Agricultural Extension Service, your Farm Bureau has been very instrumental in developing tucb programs or projects as the following; 1) Mississippi County Electric Cooperative which brought electricity and a higher standard of living to miny farmers; 2) Proof that the oil content ef soybeans w«i ai good as the government loan basis called for. Thii his been worth mil- 5) The developement of the Northeast Branch Experiment Station.is the outgrowth, of the sponsorship of a very limited research project with various costs guaranteed by the Mississippi County Farm Bureau. . .Also, a 'substantial contribution to the purchase of the headquarters site was made by the organization. Following that the Farm Bureau took the lead in organizing the drive to get a gin to carry out other studies al the station. * * . *Many other activities are carried out jointly with the Agricultural Extension Service as well as other organizations. For example, liie 1967 cotton promotion activity was probably the most extensive the whole Elm Killer Marches on New weopons ore being brought into the fight to save America's elms from Dutch elm disease, but so for the tree ki I ler continues to take its relentless annual toll. Beautiful shaded streets are laid bare os larvae of the elm bark beetle bore through the trees, leaving short, dark veins like those shown above, spreading a fungus that kills them like cancer. Eventual removal of the tree by professionals is required as it becomes a skeleton of leafless, dead limbs. Elms in 30 eastern and midwest- em states now have the disease. TREE LOVERS' HOPES now rest on two developments in fighting Dutch elm disease. One is the crossing of American elms with a Siberian variety at shown above left, hoping to pass along the letter's resistance fo the disease. A'more direct ally is the tiny larva of a European wasp which feeds only an the elm bark beetle, as one is doing, bottom right. One million of the wasos are beina released in Michigan forests to see if they con control the tree-killing beetle. Income Tax Course Set Soybean Disease Bootheel Problem Rainfall In excess of normal is expected over most of (he country between the Appalachians and the Continental Divide as well as in the Pacilic NorCiw**. Above-normal temperatures on both coasts and below- normal over the central and southern portions of the Plains and Western Plateau is the November outlook. HERMON C. JONES •nilrm Mea'i AMaiwn c*. 555 So. Perkins Mended Suite 404 Ph. Mt-«Ml Memphlf, TlUIMM Ininnnc for DUtt PUaa1>| Kir M» - FfitamkiF • CM- pontloa • Croup Peniloa - B*> tlrmnt - iettluUttUn. county has ever conducted.' Tompkins, first vice president; Margie Ha. z and Bob Holthouse Nick Rose, second vice presi- served as chairmen of this committee. . The new Bureau officers elected to serve in 1968 are Jim Pulliam, president; Chris dent; Bob Holthouse, secretary treasurer; Bryan Bonds, past president; and Bill \Vaytt, state board member from this county. SEED WHEAT REGISTERED — CERTIFIED — SELECT MISSOURI GROWN PACKAGED IN "ONE" BUSHEL PAPER BAGS PRODUCED ON "ONE" VARIETY SEED FARMS KNOX 62-MONON STADLER VALLEYFIELD GIN CO. Yorbro, Ark. Ph. PO 3-6645 By W. F James Area Extension Agricultural Agent Caruthersville A loss of $2.8 million dollars was experienced by Pemiscot and Dunklin County soybean producers in 1966 when the 14 percent national average loss was applied. The 1966 soybean resistance to many of the soybean diseases. For example, Hill, Kent and Scott are resistant to common soybean leaf diseases. * * * Before you store your power lawn mower for the winter, give a good cleaning and prepare it for storage as follows: loss state wide using the same | D Remove the spark plug percentage was 25 million dol-i wire ! lars. Plant Pathologist Einar W. Palm of the Missouri.Extension Division has reported finding practically all of the major soybean diseases very prevalent in the Delta Area. When you find dead soybean plants all along the soybean rows among healthy plants, you've guessed it — "disease." Many of these diseases affect the stem or root and sometimes both. Rotation is one of the most potent weapons against soybean diseases. Then there are certain varieties which are resistant to root rot such as Dare and Davis.. The. phylophtora root rot disease in soybeans is more likely to be severe in heavy soils than in lighter. The soybean breeders are working hard to develop strains of the popular varieties with 2) If the blade needs sharpening, have it sharpened and balanced; 3) Service the air cleaner according to manufacturers directions; 4) Remove all the gasoline from the tank by tipping the mower to one side. Use a lint- less cloth or sponge to get any remaining droplets; 5) Hook up the spark plug wire and run motor to clear the carburetor to prevent gumming; 6) Unhook spark plug wire and remove the plug. Squirt several drops of motor oil in the hole and replace plug. (This can prevent a hard carbon ring from forming near the top of the piston.) 7) Store in a dry place. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy Try before you buy! Rent l Baldwin-built Piano for as little u $10 3 month SKIDMORE PIANO CO. 101 E. Main St. Phone PO 3-7971 Expert Guidance Without Obligation from- John C. McHaney and Sons Whether jou need aensUnce in telectins « family memorial, or idvice on cemetery requirements, tike advantage of our experience. No oblip- <• tion. We'll couniel you, awst Mi jou in every wiy. And, we specialize in fully guaranteed Barrt Guild Monumentt. See us today. John C. McHaney & Sons "Yaur Monument Men" South Highway 61 — Ph. I'O 2-2601 By BO GIBSON Associate County Extension Agent North Mississippi County Final arrangements ahev been completed for five area Income Tax Short Courses in Arkansas. The income tax schools aro sponsored by the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service and the internal Revenue Service. Registration, which is free, will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first day, Dec. 14, and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. The second session will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Tiie meeting place is the Bank of Eastern Arkansas Conference Room in Forrest City. All individuals interested are requested to contact the County Extension Office at PO 2-2075. This is necessary so the staff can prepare the teaching materials and have a packet for each individual. The Short Course is directed to those people who prepare income tax returns .for .farms and small businessmen, but other individuals are invited. The change in the regulations on investment credit alone will be worth your time to attend.. L. D. Crenshaw, Internal Revenue Service agent and certified public accountant, will teach the IRS codes and regulations. Crenshaw is well known to tax consultants and farm people in Arkansas as he has been assisting with the Extension sponsored Short Counesftf eight years. •• J. 0, Kumpe, Exiensiori farm management specialist and Robert Hale, area farm management specilast, and other Extension personnel will also be on the program. A new feature on the program. this year will be '•* description of the Farm Record and Management Service program by Lloyd 0. Sutterfield, director of Farm Bureau's Farm Management Farm Record program. Individuals who keep their own records and have a tax consultant complete their return will benefit by attending thfc- i sessions. J 1 The Tax Short Course ii" open to all individuals — teach-'- ers, bookkeepers, secretaries^ lawyers, tax consultants, CPAr employes of corporations spe-. cializing in filing tax returns and Federal and state employees who counsel with farmer* oh finance or management, ';• Transportation and watet power are the two chief purposes of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The "Flame Queen," a 233- carat black opal, measures 2.J inches in length and 2.3 inchei : . in width. •"'_ Passenger car registration*, in the United States are «*.*.peeled to total 81,051,000 by Intend of 1967. ©RECIAL!.. PRESTONE Anti-Free/e Coolant HANDY TWO-PAK per. gal HAWKS PAWN SHOP AND ARMY SURPLUS 322 E. Main Phone PO 3-8288 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAW8A DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 16, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS PLAINTIFF vs. No. 17310 CERTAIN LANDS and UNITED WORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL NO. 264, et al DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SALE FOR DELINQUENT TAX ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the undersigned as Commissioner of the Chancery Court for the Chlckasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, will on the 17th day of November, 1967, at Die South Door of the Courthouse in Blytheville, Arkansas, within the legal hours for judicial sales, offer for sale, at public outcry,' to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described. lots, blocks and parcels of land situated in Drainage District No. 16, Mississippi County, Arkansas, and within said Chickasawbi District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, to-wit: Rural Parts Sec. Twp. Kg. Yrs. Del. Tii Assumed Name of Section United Workers of Barnes Addition America Local 264 Lot 1 1« 15 8 Jodie Lindley N 30 feet Lot 12 E14 NW NE 17 15 « Warren & Lorene N'/i Lot 16 Wetmore E',4 NW NE James W. Smith Tract 1 Lot 24 EV4 NW NE 17 15 I Zane & Norma Gragg N 60 feet Lot 29 17 15 8 Thomas E. Groom NW SE and S'/i NE SB 29 M « Roy & Geneva E 150 feet N 75 Wortham feet SE NE 33 15 8 CITY OF LEACHVILLE Hayes Addition Elmer Sulley Lot 5, Block & Nelson First Addition Buren Flannigan E& WU Lot 2, Block A Smith Addition Lot 11 Block J 1965 MM ffl.M 17 15 » 0.7S 0.7* 8.M 0.1S 0.7* 8.71 A.M Ralph & Elda Edgin Edgar & Katie Sue Phillips, Jr. F. C. McKemie Clarence Pitts Addition N 50 feet, Lot 8 S 10 feet, Lot 7 CITY OF MANILA Irregular Lot« E 50 feet Lot 3A NW NW 31 15 ORIGINAL SURVEY EH Lot 39 Block 5 » 0.15 0.1» Allie B. Jones E'/z Lot 39 Block 5 0.39 Allie B. Jones Estate Lot 40, Block 5 0.75 PARKVIEW ADDITION Mae Bunch NV4, Lot 11, Block 2 0.39 Mae Bunch Lot 10, Block J 8.7* Mae Bunch Lot 9, Block 2 0.75 WEST END ADDITION Johnnie & Annie Starkey S 63 feet Lot 4 O.W Merlin Gilbert Lot 5A 0-75 0.75 Said sale is made for the purpose of enforcing the Decree rendered by said Chancery Court for the Chlckas»wb» District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on the 2«th day of September, 1967, in the above Cause No. 17310 !n which Drainage District No. 16 was Plaintiff and. Certain Lands and United Workers of America Local No. 264, et al, were Defendants for the enforcement and collection of assessments for tho years 1965 and 1*66, together with the Interest, penalties, costs and attorney'* feel, plus assessments being placed opposite each tract of land. WITNESS my hand is men Commissioner this 16th day of October, 1967. GERALD1NE LISTON, Commissioner Oscar Fcndler, Attorney for Drainage District No. 16.