The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 23, 1953
Page 9
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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 1953 • BT,YTHEVILIJ3 fARK.V COURIER NEWS FABM MEW& AN, REVIEW . PAGE Nltff Farm Reports horn Over the State Chickens Go to College; Cotton Farmers Should Lay Plans Now By HAKOI.I) IIAKT LITTLE KOCK (AP) — There's just nothing too good foi- the cli ick a at Southern' State College. In-floor radiant heating is being used on the poultry-larms'at t h e school. And lliat heating is the latest word in modern home architecture. ~ That type heating was Installed to determine the cost and effectiveness of this type of brooding, says Orval A. Clillds. head of the Southern State department of agriculture. Chlldx says that floor lltler stays dryer and fumefi caused by gas or oil brooding have been eliminated. The dry litter Is expected to help reduce Ihe niorlalily rale. Olher advantages are lhat wall sweating Is reduced and If there is a power shuloff, In.floor heat- Ins provides for a gradual cooling off period without serious injury to the birds. Block InMcl* Cotton, it being one of Arkansas' top crops, always makes for good conversation among the slate's farmers. A variety of things annually plague cotton producers—trying to locate the best, germinating seed; high cost of cotton chopping; prevalence of pests; shortage of Insecticides, etc. But especially Is the problem of insects acute. It did diminish somewhat last year due lo the drouth. Now Arkansas farmers are advised to effect several inexpensive practices between now and plant- « f time to prevent crop disease mage this year. One recommendation advanced by Dr. Harian E. Smith, plant pathologist for the Agricultural Extension Service, Is to disk down old cotlon plants and turn them undir. Another suggestion is to grow crop other than cotton on (he '•" ••' *" «*-<;i ijci itiae wnen led ""- *-iwi/ iu i.ouu acres, iz per to feeder calves. An average gain ? c "l °vor that harvested last year of S4n nnimrtc i,» 0 r .,„.. l./l'lio Arkansas Farmers Association will hold its semi-annual meeting at Southern slate College In Magnolia Feb. 16...nine beef cal- Need Silage Pew and far between Is the farmer who does nol recognize that silage Is a necessity on most livestock farms. Because 'of lhat dire need, the AiKansas Experiment Station near f'avettcville Is almost continually conducting feed trials. Here are some lale findings: Sorgo silage gave a gain of 1,191 pounds ot beef per acre when fed of 840 pounds beef per acre was derived from corn silage; honey cane 753 pounds and Johnson grass silage 168 pounds beef per acre. During a 7-year period Atlas silage consistently produced more calculated gain per acre than any other crop grown. The Extension Service says more cattle per acre can be wintered with silage than with hay. Three pounds of silage ivith a roughage will replace about one pound ot hay. Normally, the agency says, eight to 12 tons of corn silage can be produced on an acre of land that will produce only about one/ and a half tons of hay. Hiirh Cora Yield Johnny Arnold of Marmaduke didn't quite make his goal of 100 bushels of corn to the acre last year, but he still is mighty proud. Greene County Agent Harold Hicks says Arnold's BB.9S bushels to the acre was the highest yield of corn in that area last year. Arnold prepared the ground and applied 550 pounds of 4-12-4 fertilizer at'planting time. He sowed Tcrmessee-10 Hybrid In ea'rly May. i j r — — _*i--i"lessee-ju ftyuria m earlv ftfav land for one or more years. Avoid When the corn was knee-high he planting- colon m cold, wet soils side-dressed it with 100 pound-i of Avhere possible and use She best anhydrous ammonia !o the acre cottonseed obtainable. . The corn was harvested the first Names Wanted of Pioneer ' ;Demonstrof/6ri Co-Qperators Name* are wanted of pioneers in .Anyone who participated in these ^ou-the-farm demonstration work wYich In Arkansas ,'had Us hegiii- •«'-ii; about 1903. h .- ^' , This year marks the SOih anni- ivrrsary of the first farmer-conduct- 'cd farm demonstration plan, fore- "ninner of the.'Agricultural Extension Service, which employs county agents and home demonstration •apents. :- Recognition will oe given these early cpoper.itors if anv can be lo- "catedj/ k r 'ph'e original demonstration was *lt <JP on a.farnl at Terrell, Texas, 'to try out rfcw practices in producing cotton and corn. A committee of ;people in the community raised by .subscription a suitable amount to cover 'any losses the farmer might suffer from the operation. The venture was successful—and r the farmer reaped the profit. From itherc spread the demonstration by the farmer on his own farm. Four and a half million farm families :and more than 2 million non-farm ; families in the United States now .take part ni planning and benefit- ling from Agricultural Extension ;\vork each year. Along about 1906 the youth of Arkansas began to participate in ;this type of work. Groups of boys .formed corn clubs, and cotton clubs, ;then pig. and poultry clubs. The girls had tomato-canning clubs. Lat- ,cr these became known "u agricultural clubs, and finally took their present name of the 4~H Clubs' .early demonstration plans, or who knows 1 of anyone who did. is asked lo send the name to the Home Demonstration Agent. Mrs. Gertrude B. HoUman.Jn the court house at Bly- Iheville. Or you can send it to tills paper and it will be forwarded lo the extension agent. Boon to Hearing Aid. NEW YORK (#)-One of the first applications of the transistor, the tiny, low-power gadget that may take 1 over a lot of the jobs of the radio vacuum tube, Is In the hearing aid. It Is small in size and helps reduce the space taken up by batteries. ' Read Courier News Classified Ads. WANTED Farm Stored Soy Beans of Seed Quality Farmer* Soybean Corp. North Broadway Phone 8191 Blylheville week in November.- SIDELIGHTS: John VV. Seymour of Fulton produced five bales of cotton from three measures acres in 1052 .. Miles McPcck.. state statlsliclaii, Says indications fire thai growers of commercial Irish potatoes in Arkansas will up the acreage of the crop lo 1,800 acres. 12 per vcs from the Smith herd In Tex- ai'kana have been purchased by Warren Bank for the annual feeding project for Bradley County 4-11 club members. On Missco Farms Cointr Aitnt Keith J. Bllbrt} SUUrriEMEXTAL'' GRASS CONTROL Next Monday afternoon, 2:00 PM January 2fi, we are going to hold a public meeting on supplemental grass control In cotton. Primarily,. it will be on how to use geese, calves and pigs in cotton fields. All kinds of questions on management, feed- Ing, hatching ol eggs, etc., will be answered. It you are experienced in (liis type grnss control, come and help us with the meeting, If you are interested in learning more on (he subject, come and listen to Hie experienced tanners. Higher living Standards The raster we can mechanize /arming operations,'the higher the livls* Standards will be for those remaining on farms. On our recent tilp to !hc National Farm Bureau Convention, Mr. Ma- locli and I talked to a young man nnd his wife from Kamas who were forming 320 acres of land by themselves. The farm and the crops are completely mechanized. Their income was very impressive. Farmers are using more and more electricity as one means of mechanization. In 1940. on | y 2 3.43S jknii- sns farms had electricity. In 1945 the number had increased to 43 053 in 1950 the number ol electrified farms in Arkansas had increased to 121,916. In 1940 there were 12,564 tractors on Arkansas farms. In 1950 there were 61,042 tractors. Can you make further progress ID some phase of mechanization? Crude Hal Good Wednesday of this week I tagged along with Hays Sullivan and George Hale from Burdelte to their District Farm Bureau Meeting in Jonesboro. One of the crude but good statements I heard for the need of a farm'organization went, like 'this:' "A group of visitors saw one Individual taking care of a hundred big inmates of nif Insane asylum A visitor said to the caretaker 'Aren't you afraid, and Isn't it dangerous for you lo be among this group of men by yourself?' He said 'No, there really isn't any danger at all. Crazy people don't organize. 1 " t hope you don't mind my say- Ina that I believe any farmer who Is honest and gives serious thought This Year...Use the IN DEERE Come in and inspect f he "60" today! The harder you are to please ... the more impressed you're going to be and the sooner you'll want to get your hands on the wheel and put one of these tractors through its paces in the field. That's when you'll know that they're truly great tractors. \ • . • . . MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Blytheville o his welfare will agree that a ood farm organization is neccs- ary. There nre really a great many easons why that is so. Soil Tests Ve are getting sol! analyses back wo or three weeks after sending' soil samples. That Is much fnsl- service Ihan we have received or two or three years now. H. O. Wcalhers, near Damey's lore, received several back this •eck and we found that jiuile an creage of bis land Is running low- r than we expected in potash. Mr. Vcathers is pretty well Informed on soil testing and soils management. Why don't sonic of you nclRhlwrs look nt his tests anil leant from svhat he has done, it you don't have time to send in samples' yourself. Arc You Inlcrc,sicrl? We have made some temporary plans «1th Mr. Walkins, Vocational Teacher at Lcaclivillc, to hold an irrigation ''school in the Lcachvillc area In Felinrary or March. We, would like to benefit from the experience; of the Curiii- ci's in lhat area svho used irrigation last year. Also, we would like to have Mr, Oattts, our Extension Agricultural Engineer from Little Rock, there to give us a' picture of Irrigation all over Arkansas. Would you like lo see SU ch a meeting, and would you attend? Bald. Eagles Seen 1'OHT STANLEY. Canada (/P>_ ScvcrHl bald eagles were sighted ntong tin; Elgin County shoreline recently. Naturalists urged that property owners and sportsmen should give every protection to the birds who rarely visit settled areas SUPER MILEAGE TREAD SUPER MILEAGE CARCASS SUPER MILEAGE COMPOUND US.ROYAI TIRES Save wear on your tires! I.ct us give you a FKKK Ciicck nnd rotate a]J four lircj; for this SPECIAL ritlCE ... TIRE STORE South Highway 61 JOHN BURNETT PRE-MARKET CLEARANC 25 % TO 50% DISCOUNTS ON MANY FAMOUS NA) DANE FERGUS JEWELRY and GIFTS Qsceola, Ark. 'A-OFF' On Fine Giftware Including • Charleton China • Hand Painted Vases • Ash Trays, etc. Phone 830 on Watches - Aluminum Brass - Silver Plated FJatware and ier Items

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