VAGBKHJE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Published Every Friday in the Interest of. Farm 1 Families of This Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS-FEATURES FRIDAY, JUNK 21, 194(5 Published Every Friday in the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. Protein Content New Gnu's Good News; Sez Who? Sez Zoo! County Agent: Places Stress on Cutting' At Proper Time For lilgiiest feeding value per acre. Jlay should be,.cut »( near the time ot'-mixlmum yield,of.prr,- teln as-, possible, according,to the assistant county agent, \V. O. Kn- zelbakcr. Later cuttings result in losses of protein. The'hay becomes less palatable r ancl more difficult to digest. An ...animal gets muen more nutrients from higli qual « than from poor quality llay because more will be consumed and eacn pound consumed supplies more protein. The Quality ill legume hay depends largely on its leanness anrt green color, the county agent .explains. The leaves make ui> 35 to 55 per cent of the total liny, md since the percentage of protein m the leaves is about twice that IP. the stems, from liO to 75 per oen: or the total protein in the hay K In the leaves. The proteins In the leaves are nlso of higher digestibility than those In the steins, an 1 the leaves are higher In all inc mineral elements, especially calcium. 'Protein Content Varies . "Making hay with a hieli prooor- tion o[ leaves is Important," the agent stated. "This means early cutting," proper curing and storms. Early cutting not only gives a bel- ter quality hay. but also favors, with some crops, the chance or a second crop of hay, pastur.e or seed." Local dehydrating mills have taught- farmers a lot about time of cutting: alfalfa to get the most food value. Alfalfa meal Is sold on the busts of protein content, so they cut when the plant will dry out high In this most imporlnn; feed element. They usually cut alfalfa for dehydrators Just before the. bloom stage and get a inea! o: 17 or 18 per cent protein. If weather forces them to cut alfalfa r» full bloom stage the protein drops down to about 13 per cent. When To Cut It Is recommended Ural to obtain high yields of good quality, hay be cut as follows: alfalfa, 1-lu to 1-4 bloom or when new shoots are coming "from the crown: le.i- pedeza, full bloom or before blooming if there is a luxuriant growth, and lower leaves begin to scald; soybeans, when lower leaves first begin to turn yellow or when pods are one-third to one-half [inert; cowpeas, when lowed seed pods are well developed, but before seca are full mature; Sudan grass untl Johnson grass, in boot; miseeUan- . eous grasses, as soon as or iusu before-they are in full bloom; Ser- about one foot high. Most hay crops should be allowed to wilt In . the swath and finis'-, curing-in the .windrow. AH handling should be done while the hay li slightly tough instead of brittle, to prevent loss of leaves by shntlerlnc. icea.lespedeza, when the plants arsr Farmers in Good Financial Shape Situation Far Bettor Than Following End Of Work) War I Lfiiids equal to C(J per cent of their d(])5sils. l!y contrast. In 1920 an . avrraijf c'ounliy bank In this s'f 1C Iliad cash and government securities qml io less than 41 per cent ol .!:: deposits. This high ratio of iciuidity is one of the most piorn- i-ing indications for the continued iMianclul well-being of our farm ciuninunily," War Atainst Inflatlcn 1'rovidlnit bank credit to meet Ihn tict'd.s ol agrlcnltui'e for con- tniclive purposes is only one :>l ihc services being rendered by the bunks tu their farm customers, Mr. J.ynch pointed out. Working wiili their stale association and with !hi. American Hankers Association's .•V'licuHural C'^mmiRslon, the banks h;»vi> been promoting a program which will result in many benefits Io tile [arm community. "One immediate aim of this in'o- I'.i.iin." Mr. Lynch said, "is to pre',• nt postwar inflation. The banks arc encouraging their farm custo- inrrs to continue to save through purchase of U. S. .Savings Bniuls, Arkansas agriculture Is currently In a stronger financial position than It was at I ho (lose of Wjrld Win- i, accordlnj! to I). A. Lynch, presldenl, The Funuor.s Hunk -V | Trust Co., who llils been (li»sl|>iialc>:l by the Arkunsas Hunkers Associi- tlon as key banker for Mississippi County. • According In a national survey on the use ol bank crcilil. which was made by tin- Agricultural Commission of the Auioiicaii Hanker; Association, Arkansas farnit'i'.s in 1EM5 tisnd only ;t sixth of the (bank ciwlll available to them from'i,i : d avoid (jolr-K "into dclil to buy Cbicauo's Broolifield '/.uo is n>'ite el;iled over its latest acquisition, '• A baby v/ildebceslc A meniber of Ihe j;rui family, the niituitcs-otd yoiiDtislL'i is pictured wild ils proud mama. Mulching Pays Big Dividend To Gardeners "Mulching will help carry gardens In Mississippi Cotmly tlnou^n the hot, <lry siunnu'r monlliH," Mfs^s Cora Lcc Oolcnian, luimri <in- inonstratlon ascnt, has adi'is'-'d. "A liinn land at high prices. The iiviuage price of farm hind the 20-1 Arkansas banks which nuikv agricultural loans. During !as: year the banks sorvi-d li5.:fM or Arkansas is now 3:i per cent above 31.B per cent of Ihe 2()i;,r>27 Arkmi- n,,. 1940 prewar lcvc |. Thls ,-jsc approximately ecjtlal to the rise during the World War I period t.> Ilu- buum peak in 1920. Hanker.' :ue watching this situation closely Demonstration Club Members Discuss Food The Shady Grove Home Demonstration Club met Monday aiiiTiioun at the home of Mrs. Raymond l)on- ner. Mrs. K. S. Loveless preside:! When Mrs. John Williams, secretar called the roll, each member responded by telling the kinds of fnii preserved this year. Mrs. Mclvln Bellinger gave a re port on nutrition. briniUiu; .'ml UK iwlnt that sometimes food which i i:i good condition might lie kept nut of the refrigerator loo long or prc- ' pared in such a way that Hie riia-l mlns would be lost and the ion-1 sumer would not get the rj.-iieiii from the food that could lie hail' from food which was in Ihe prime condition and prepared by a quick, Booking, method. Mrs. Lula Williams gave a demonstration on gardening. Mrs. !\>U: Files, the canning chairman, <!!:;cussed canning: Mrs. Herman Williams advi'.wl that now while feud is'so scarce, everyone who raises poultry should carefully cull her flock for ei>"- production. The non-layers .should milch of. oat. whral or i' ! re straw, in 1 nvncllcs or leaves ".um last all's raking may -be' used 'between i lie rows'or 1 around the plants, ft. eek. or. ten days- without ram. i 111 'bi'lntf. destruction to most ;!ar-I ens unless properly cured [or. nncl • uirmally Ihcjc are lengthy periods if excessive evaporation nncl IIICK I rain dui'lmj tale Juno, July And Angus'.." A miilrh helps prevent the soil uifncc from drying oul from Mic .lin or wind, and prohibits v.'fed [lid crass growth, which would lake until molstiirc and fertility trom the vcBCtnblen. Tlic mulch should be applied an ''on us possible. AK H should ')« I wo to four inches deep alter sei- tlhi!; or iiacklne down, five or six inches of straw or lonvoa at tho time should be np))lied, she pointed oul. A mulch alsu will act as a sponge, absorbing much more wnler dunne sunimci' ruins than nnprolcctecl soil surfaces, liven though the notuc Kardenc-i- Is nbl; io water the jar- (ti'n with a hose, this- mulct! will eni ciowu thi> number of irrigations I'ccclccl. 11 serves to reduce soil temperature during hot summer clays. High soil temperatures olleii result in poor plant [jrowlh, she Iv.iirnccl, even lliough soil moisture i is plentiful. t'.atdrn crops tho. home demonstration agent listed ns well adapted sas farmers by makim; i*B.!Jfi:i agricultural loans for a total amount ol $48,178,0(10. Of Ibis loan volume. : S2!).281,000 remained wiUilauding on January 1, ICMU. The banks had on ' that date $n(i,9'i:i,iiOU additional for. agricultural loans if there had been a demand for Mich loans. That Ihe cicciii extended by the- banks to their farm_ctis_tomer.s is a usreful tool of agriculture is :;ho\v:i >y a breakdown of these overall figures: Last year 47.70U farmers procured farm production loans in :in aggregate amount of S'.I4.110,00'), and of this volume $14,:i4u,000 '.van outstanding on January 1. Ldiins on crops In storage insured by tnc ! Ccmmcdity Credit Corporation \veix- i made by the banks to 12,152 larm- I ers lor a total of S8.751.000 and '>! these loans S!),7!)7,(>00 remained outstanding at the beginning of this year. Farm real cs'.itt'.' loan were made to 4.7!l(i farmers for a total of $5,312,000. This brought, the amount of long-term I'tntl estate paper, held by the baii^s up to S r i.- 1SO.OOO on January I. follows Soiiml 1'raclice.s "Th? face thai Arkansas larmcro have found it nece.ssary to us? nily a small part of tin: bank credit nvnilablo to Iheai iitdicales thai hey arc in a far stronger financial 'position today lhati in any previous period of prosperity," Mr. Lynch said. "During the war years farm Incomes have bvcn hit;h and (armors have wisely used their earnings to cut down debt and nce'.im- ulate savings in War Bonds and bank accounts. "The high level of bank a.sicl.s ryolite Used To Eradicate Biister Beetle Control of blister beetles, common .summer pests In North Mississippi County gardens, is best accompljshed by dusting the swarm with cryolite. Control Is simple, Miss Corn Lee Lee Coleinun, home demonstration agent told nardoncrs recc'iitly, urging them to take prompt action to save their gardens from blister beetle raids. Dusting should be done by circling Hie swarm and working toward the center, .she stated. Tilts will avoid scattering the in.secls and will make It possible to treat. only n small area. Four precautions arc listed by the home demonstration agent for using cryolite. These include: il) Make only a light application; c2) Apply only when the plants arc dry; <3) Mix only with flour, never wtih lime, when it ir, necessary to dilute (he Insecticide; and (4) do not use on edible parts "1 a plant within two weeks of harvest. , The mo.st tlcstructivc of the blister beetles is the slriprd one, sometimes called the jiotato bcrtl*'. This one is slender, about one- half inch long, and is colored with black and yellow stripes like the Colorado potato beetle, .she point- fci oul. Moving in swarms, tlv pests strip all veRtlalion v.'lierc I hey feed. They may destroy only a small patch mid then mlgrare to another fic-ld or garden before feeding again. Hit- same spot a short time later, trilled with another. stronger hook. This time he hooked the* and (here — dangling from mouth — was the original hook Pierce had lost. Novel Injunction CHICAGO, June 21. (UP)—Nick Messina, 48. u-as jjioliibited by court rciscvcrint; AnKler •1HEI1.MCPOI.-IH. V.'yo. lU.l'.) - sevi'icnce. l!o lost his favorite hoak while iiiiulinii in the Ulg Iloin^ordcr today from Ihrowins llj;ht(-d cvroa near here, but returned to.' uuuchcs at his niotlier-tii-law. iiiid arc urging their customers t-j ki'cp in a snfc financial position. "For the long-term, the banks arc encouraging farmers to engage- Another part of this program in well rounded and diversities 'concerned with the education [arm production, and arc placing particular emphasis on conservation of the productivity of the soil. farm youth through sponsoring ae- livities of 4-H clubs and Fu'.ure Fanners." to mulching beans, corn. are tomatoes, eBt'plant, ofcra. pole and hig |IC;»IH:IS, li is also desirable on snap beans, Swiss chard and lale crops of Irish potatoes. Present prospects arc lhat farmers will not be able Io buy all the concentrates they want. It [s important (hat an ample supply OL hay be saved. A pound It Is Now Time to Use' ATLACIDE to kill JOHNSON GRASS For Sale By E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Phone 55T Blyrhevilfe, Ark. NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY C, Suitable for Sawmills, Unloadcr Fans, Irrigation Pumps, etc. NO PRIORITY REQUIRED ELLIS IMPLEMENT CO. taken from the [lock and caii'ii or I ° r d>E<'slible protein in high-grnclK. canned. Mis. Raymond Dinner |-:ivc home-grown hay cosls at lenst u NOTICE Notice is Iiereby given that Thomas Otho Bailey has made application . for. a permit to constnir-.t concrete block building on Lot JSeven 17) of the Miller and Grcenlee Subdivision to the City of Blythcvills. Said building to _ be used as a service station and 'for the sale of automobile and electrical appUnnut'.-.. Any protest should be in writing and filed .with the City Clerk. JOE CARNEY 6121-28 City Engineer a demonstration in milking s<mi>. The club welcomed Mrs, Mrlvln Bolllngcr back into Mir dull. has been away for several monthi. The next inctinc will In' held :u the club house Tlmrsdav, Jnm> 27. Utility Tables ITS a good idea to check the con- m ilition of the. tops of utility tallies in your farm home, milk- house, dairy barn, feed room, workshop and other buildings. Utility tables are a common necessity on the farm. They make work easier and more convenient. But to get the best service out of them, tlioy must have smooth, durable tops that are easy to clean. Rough, worn table tops make work difficult. Thosc_that are hard to clean are unsanitary, ami in most cases sanitation is very important. of the banks assure Arkansas farmers of ample bank credit in the futni'o to mcol all of their n At Hie riid of last year, Arkansas country banks bad an average i>l cash and United Stales ciuvcnumnt RELAX, SISTfR, I'LL FIX '£M. third less than B similar qiiantity bciuiiht in any other form, the county agcni concluded. FARM LOANS Low / Loaf Twm Fair Appralul J Prompt Floors Ref inished New Floors I.aiit anil Finished Make Your Old Floors Look New — Modern Sanding Kiiutiiiuent Used. Call 1C!) for Free Estimate. OF COURSE NOT. SINCLAIR STOCK SPRAY SHOOS'F.M AWAY. RAY WORTHINGTON Serving This Section for 21 Years 115 So. 3rd, IMytbcvillc, Ark. Deal's Paint & Wallpaper Store Points, Wallpaper, Slats-O-Yfood Awnings 1M So. First "We Clean and Wai Floors" Phone 46» Tune in rrudrnlial FroRram Suiulay at :i p.m. «vcr WKKC ( / WISH THE 80$S WOULV } USE SINCLAIR STOCK I SPRAY REGULARLY. ^- i WHY DON'T YOU ASK HIM TO ORDER SOME FROM HIS SINCLAIR AGENT? Puhlishcd By The D«Ha Implement Co., Hlythevill* Vol. 4 Friday, June 21, l!)4li If your utility table .tops need .icw surfaces, the easiest way is to cover them all 'with asbestos cement board. The board comes in large sizes and in most cases a table can be covered with one sheet or less. The material is easy to cut to size ind will provide a top that is hard, sturdy and easy to clenn. It will reiist wear indefinitdy. A couple of coats of boiled linsted oil or M\*r*l coats of thinned shellac will, prevent staining. The few pieces that will be needed probably can be obtained now at yoor lumber dealer because asb*s- ** cement products are ntw-eriti- *•>: The material has m«»y ot)wr •MI on tKe farm. It nwVct'an U*al • for/lMth-th* of When you lake your John Deere Tractor out in the field after our factory-trained experts have given il a "going-over," you'll say it performs good as new. Our shop- men arc experts. They know exactly •vhat your tr.ictor should do ... and bow to make it deliver a full measure of service. Don't wait for a breakdown. A check up now and a few simple adjustments may save you ihe expense and delay of more serious complications later on. K'lien you tiring your tractor in, bring in your scrap . . . Kceli both lit the fight. Missco Implement Co. OBCEOLA WE DfLIVCR DIRECT TO FA RMS-PHONE OR WROTE US FOR TOLER B. BUCHANAN Sinclair Agent FRISCO YARDS BIATHEVIL1.E, AUK Hiick in (lie o;tfly days ol' World War II. il will ho recalled, Claude H. Wickurd, then Si;ci'L'l;ii'y <il Agriculture, slated that "Food will win (he war and write (he peace." II American I'ood is: Io write the peace we musl have more farm equipment. There is mi hope for famine .relief wit hunt new farm equipment. Never has the need for rt placements of tractors ami implements l.'cen more, urgent. Never has the farm 'equipment manufacturer with a hujje liack- lojf (if orders; with ample production capacity: and with the largest planned manufacturing schedule of all lime, been so im- palenl to operate simply because of conditions which are entirely beyond his control. With world peace absolutely dependent upon food why can't every restriction now he removed to permit the farm equipment industry Io function up to its capacity? Only llnmu',11 adequate mechanical equipment can American agriculture meet the various fuml crisis. DI •Wo (k'liveved our last one-row walking cultivator for this week to Mr. W. S. Hnrton who lives south of Doll. DI We have a new piece of equipment on display at our store. It is a Rotary Hoe attachment for Fiirmall 2 and -1 row cultivators. The correct name for this equipment is "Rotary Wceilcr." DI If you have a combine to sell let us know and wo will send you buyers. DI We have just received a small shipment of 5()0\15 and 550x1 (i (raclor tires. We have been out of these sixes for several days. -DI- Wc will bo closed all day Saturday, June '2.2, for tho purpose of taking inventory. GOOD CONDITION PAYS.' CM YOU*' TRACTOR A CHECK-UP HOW!
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