The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 30, 1953
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PAGE; EIGHT BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! JFRIDAY, JAN. FARM NEWS -AND REVIEW Banker May Need Two-Seated Tractor for First-Hand Look Br KVI.K VANCE 1 OUISV1L1 K Ky. (AP) — A two-seattd tractor may \>u the answer for Kentucky's banker's. Then they'could ride Ijcside the man thai grows the crops. That is how clo»t- thcy are trying to get to the /arm situation. So unusual is the agricultural program of the Kentucky Bankers Association lhat olher state assp- cialions are turning from watching It to adopting it. Its purpose is to educate the banker to the needs of the former, even il It involves getting alittle hayseed in the financier's ears. To accomplish its nims, the association became the first In the country to hire a full-time agricultural representative to work the year around on farm Improvement. That was done five years ago. The Job now Is held by William C. Johnslone, an agronomist at the University of Kentucky for 20 years. Popularity of (ho program was 500 Varieties - And All Are Susceptible to Wi/t FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—AU of the nearly 500 different varieties of cot ton that were tested by the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station during the past two years were found to be susceptible "to vtrtlcllllnm wilt to some extent. Vertlcllium wilt is a serious soil-borne disease of cotton common to the northern halt of the delta In Arkansas. The search for cotton varieties rc- sfctant to vcrllcUIIutn wilt is one phase of the research study on (lie disease being conducted by the Experiment Station under the leadership of Dr. V. H. Young of .the Department of Plant Pathology and Dr. J. O. Ware of the Department of Agronomy. Other phases of study include the roles of temperature, soils, plant nutrition, and certain cultural practices on the severity of the disease. Approximately 500 different varieties were grown In the test area near Osceola In Mississippi Counts ' In 1961 and 1552, without finding a single strain or variety sufficient!! resistant to vertlcilllum wilt to be of commercial value In this respect The search lor ViU-rcslslant v tlettei was started by Dr. Ware h 1950. Varieties and strains that, wet nought to be resistant were coliect- d from a wlue number of sources mi contacts accumulated during its long service in cotton research Arkansas «nd In Washington, O C. Varieties jvere received from Uganda and the Anglo-Egyptian Sudnn of Africa, Turkey. Argentina Jrazil, Guatemala, Mexico, nnd al he inivjor cotton-producing states >f this country. In 1951 lire AIDielmer Foundation nade a special grant to the University of Arkansas for cotton rc- learch. Through this special fund, B. A.-Waddle, assistant agronomist, vas able to devote part of his time to the search for wilt-resistant va- •icttes. The Osccoln varietal study was under Waddle's supervision.- While no variety v,'ns found to be completely resistant to vcrtlclUlum wilt in these tests, certain of Ihe . arlctles seemed to be,able "to give satisfactory yields in spite or the wilt. These vni'letles give promise as foundation breeding material Ivom wlilcli tolerant varieties may possibly be developed. This:study will require a number of years for development. Meanwhile, the other phases of the research will be continued. eflected by the attendance at nine nco'llngs across the state last fall. Jankers and farmers got together at chosen farms to discuss rural irobiems—from fertili/.er lo finances. The bankers talked about soil conservation, the values of Rood pasture, (he diseases of to- acco and other problems. They Rot better acquainted with the farmers too. Johnstone explains the program as having three objectives: . To help Increase the farm income of the state. 2. To aid hankers lo serve more efficiently agriculture's money icds. 3, To educate farmers to the essentials of sound banking and rural credit. Activities Agricultural activities of the banks Include field days and recognition meetings, agriculture credit clinics, banker-farm management meetings nnd a monthly newspaper column, distributed by llic association, called "Farm Facts tor Kentucky Folks," Added to these this year will bo a forestry meeting to analyze problems connected with full use of tlniber lands. Make Your Drinks BEAM! KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY ^ . Your Friends Know SEAM...World's Finasl Bourbon Since I79i City Airport Produces Alfalfa TOPEKA, Kan. (fF> — Alfalfa rov, 1 !! on the city airport this year ,>rodnccd $1,323 In revenue for the :lty, according Uj the Municipal Plnnnce Officers Association. 'in an unusual arrangement with local. dehydrating company, alfalfa is planted on available portions of the airport. The company harvests the crop and afler planting costs are paid, the city and the company share equally In the Income. Trie city spends no money or effort' in the entire operation. This year 405 acres were planted. CHAMPION HUM* — A national champion Hereford bull, valued at $10,000, has been donated to the university of Arkansas Department of Animal Industry for use in research work and student instruction. The donor is P. W. Dye, owner of Dawn Fiill Farms near Slloarn Springs, Ark. The bull. CK Creator the is'.h 499099D, is shown above, held by Jack Harrison, herdsman tor the Dawn rfill Farms.-In the background are Mr. Dye (left) and Dr. Warren Gifford, head of the College of Agriculture's Animal Industry Department. The gift also included six Hereford females of popular blood lines. The University's Hereford herd of more tli'an 100 purebred.? is lised in an extensive breeding research project, part of a nation-wide program- Benson Views Farm Prices Soys High Consumer Wealth. Should Steady Them WASHINGTON (#i — Farmers have Ihe assurance of Secretary o] Apiculture Benson that the government will carry out price support programs to prevent a sharp break in prices of their products. The new GOP farm chief is.suetl formal statement late yesterday h which he made this promise, but also expressed more optimism Etbout the agricultural outlook than have sonic form leaders in Congress. Prices Dou'n A 12 per cent decline In farm price's last year, together with he -riot that they still are going down, has led some lawmakers to call upon Benson and his aides for quick action to slabbUize prices. "Opinions differ as to the future of prices to be received by farmers," Benson said. "Our analysis in the Department of Agriculture leads us to expect no major changes during the next several months, particularly in view of the continuing high level of consumer income." Chairman Aikcn (H-Vt) of Ihe Senate "Agriculture Committee and Sen. Young (R-ND) have said at recent committee hearings that the current situation resembles that which preceded the severe farm depression of the 1930's. Benson said the farm p )rice decline reflects (1) a general weakening of Inflationary pressures, (2) bundant supplies of farm products and (3) weakening foreign narkets for some products, notably wheat and cotton. TV Has Walkie-Lookit NEW YORK (/!';—As a companion to .jullo's walkie-talkie, television now has a "walkie-lookie/' a portable camera that has Its own relay station. It had its debut at last summer's political conventions and being constantly Improved for other Ko'd by Bumper Jock SYRACUSE, N. Y. VP> — Robert Malary, 28, was out riding with a friend recently when the ; ear._got a flat tire. While Malary w«.re- moving Ihe lug bolts from' tha wheel, the bumper Jack slipped,'hit him on the head aiid knocked him out. • After being revived by nl» friend,.both finished changing (he tire before driving to St. Joseph'* Hospital where Malary waa ined. CHANGES IN CORN SUPPLY AND PRICES 46,000 Oil Wells Sunk in 1952 NEW YORK OTj — Tlie American o\l Industry sfink 46,000 new wells In 1952, snys StneUvnys mugUzinc." Describing the problems of drillers, .the mngazinc says that n dc^i exploration well niny cost HS nniclt as t\ million |lnl]nis aUhongh there Is only one chance In 16 that It will line! even n small oil reservoir, Chnnccs_l"pf- finding a medium field oT oil, capable of supplying the nnlion for n week, nrc only 1 in 330, says the magazine. . UNDER LOAN OR* OWNED BY CCC '-. B. lu« DiiJie C... Orf—*. l[. ... not 30%, not 40%, not 50% Jim Beam it 100% BOURBON! Beavers Try To Dam 'Muddy' DAVENPORT. la. {/I 1 }—Some bold beavers seem to hnve bit ten off «orc than they cnn chew In setting out to tin MI the Mississippi River at Credit Island Park here, naturnUsU say. Bcnyers usually cut smnll saplings with tender bark far tood. And they usually fell big trees only for dams. Since the only thing to dnm at Credit Island Is the broad Missis-, stppl, tmturnlfsts say thai imisl oe what, the beavers hnvc In mind. The Industrious little nnimal with the wood-cutter teeth already have felled a number of big trees into the water, some up to 3 feet tn diameter. To save the park's other trees, park employes have daubed the trunks with some stuff thai doesn't taste good to beavers. CHANGES IN CORN 1 SUIM'LV AND PRICE — The above newsmap shows how changes In corn supplies hi postwar years hnve Influenced year-to-yenr changes In'prices. Increased .demand for coin also contributed to the rise in prices from 19-19 to IDSI. With, the harvesting of the ,1952 crop of 3,307 million bushels, second largest on record; corn prices declined seasonally, and In November and December averaged 10 percent lower than In the same period of 1951- Total quantity of corn under loan or owned by the CCC on Dec. 31 is the estimate for the 1952 total and is shown to indicate ths part of the supply held under the price-support program In the first quarter of'the marketing year. Data from USDA. » Tbta is the time to bring iu TOUT fa rm *qu!p me nt. We'» • pscialilts In putting all tvp«! oi machine! in ~W^V¥fV9v food working oid«r BHIlHI — «od kaeping. tli«m I &-BSB | •t.iw.y. • [^iy&j FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO 515 E. Muin Phone 816 / For the smail-to-riicrlium 'farm, or for lighter work on the larger farm, the Oliver Row Crop "66" il your be« bet. This 4-cylinder, 2-plow "66" handUt all "efeoK boy" jobs, wadej through many "big-tractor" taslc». That'i because the "66" is packtd with Oliver "big. tractor" features: Direct Drive Power Take- Off, six forward speed«, metered oil lubrication, battery ignition, by-p»si thermostat, rubber spring «eat. Besides, you have a choice of et>gin« for th« fuel you prefer. Row Crop '66' Priced Low! The Row Crop "66" with ' . G ai 10-37 Regular Tires and 1375.00 Mechanical Power Lift is priced RIGHT! See it . . , Diesel NQW! 2419.00 PricM PlUi Tax FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. 515 E. Main Phone 8164 UTANC.... FOR BETTER TRACTOR POWER Farmers To Bo Sure, .Order Your Fertilizer NOW. Nitrate of Soda 16% Nitrogen Sulphate of Ammonia 21% Nitrogen Nitramortcal 20j.% Nitrogen Muriate of Potash 50% or 60% Superphosphate Mix Fertilizer - All Analysis For Immediate or Future Delivery In Sack- Ton- or Carload Lots Farmers Soybean Corp. PH8191 Blytheville N. Broadway NOW ON NBC Unexpected Moves Forming the U. s.-Mexico border from El Paso lo Ihe Gulf of Mexico, the Rio Grande River has been known to change its course so quickly /that fanners who thought they lived In Mexico woie np to find themselves In Texas. Use this modern way to Start Your Chicks Early Raise 'em right on Ihe floor See our 'heat lamp SATURDAY NIGHT AT 9 P.M. STATION WSM L. K. ASHCRAFT CO. Railroad & Cherry Phon* 4493 I • ;->:-:-:•:• You don't need elaborate equipment or housing to get these early chicks starled. The new infra-red heat lamp does the trick—right on the floor. With this method you can atari chicks that will be producing when egg prices are highest early next fall. Every monffi you start thickf after Jonuory M and before April hi should moke them worth $20 a hundred mor« as layers nexf ORDER CHICKS NOW! Come in or phone. We'll get you started. FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. Blythcvill* 513 E. Main Phone 3441 •••«• ."•V.V Tractor & Engine Performance At It's Best! More power, less repairs, less oil, less failures, longer life no carbon or crank case dilution and still cheaper than any other motor fuel and better too. Have your present tractor, cotton pickers, and grain combines changed to butane power. Order your new tractor for butane or have it converted. L.P. Gas Equipment has proven better and cheaper in the long run with balanced performance plus a safe and neat installation. Ask your tractor dealer or the farmer who owns one, for detailed information. WEIS BUTANE GAS CO. Century and Ensign Carburetion There is no better fuel for h actors than Butane Gas. It's better than best gasoline "plus no tax problem." <s

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