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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 30, 1953
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW1 IFRIBAT/ JAN. 80, 1953 FARM NEWS REVIEW Banker May Need Two-Seated Tractor for First-Hand Look By KV1.B VANCE 10UISV1M E Ky. (AP) — A two-seatfcd tractor may be the answer for Kentucky's bankers. Then they could vide beside.the man that grows t h o crops. That is how c 1 o H o they are trying to get to the farm situation. So unusual Is the agricultural program of the Kentucky flankers Association thai olhcr state assp- clatlons are turning from watching It to adopting il. Its purpose Is to educate the banker to ilie needs of the farmer, even il It involves getting aliltle hayseed in the financier's ears. To accomplish its aims, the association became the flrsl In the country lo hire a full-time agricultural representative to work the year around on (arm improvement. Thai was done five years ago. The Job now is held by William C. Johruslone, an agronomist at Ihe University of Kentucky (or 29 years. Popularity of the program was 500 Varieties - And All Are Susceptible to Wilt FAVETTEVIliLE. ArX—All of the nearly 500 different varieties of cot- ion that were tested by the Unl- i vereity of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station during the past two years were found to lie susccp- tible'lo vcrllcllllum wilt to some extent, Vertlclllum wilt is a serious soil-borne disease of cotton common to the northern half of the delta in • Arkansas. : The learch for cotton varieties resistant to vcrtlctllium wilt Is one phase of the research study on the disease being conducted by the F.x- ' : periment stntloa under the leadership of Dr. V. H. Young of the Department of Plant Pathology nnd • Dr. J. O. Ware of the Department of Agronomy. Other phases of study include the roles of temperature, soils, plant nutrition, and ccr- Uin cultural practices on Ihe sev- i erity of the disease. '• Approximately 500 different varieties were grown In Ihe test area i near Osccola in Mississippi Counts j In 1961 and 1952. without finding ' single strain or variety sufficiently '', resistant to verticillium wilt to u , of commercial value in this respect The search for '.wilt-resistant va rieties was started by Dr. Ware li , i950. Varieties and strains that wer loiight to be resistant were collecl- d from a wide number of sources nd contacts accumulated durlne ils long service in cotton research n Arkansas and In Washington, D C. Varieties jver'e received Iron Uganda and the Anglo-Egyptlal Sudan of Africa. Turkey, Argentina Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and al he major cotton-producing state: this country. In 1051 the Althelmer Foumlallon made a special grant to the Uni- :crslty of Arkansas for cotton re- .iearch. Through this special fund, B, A.- waddle, assistant agronomist, •as able lo devote part of his time lo the search for will-resistant, v«- •lelies. The Osceoia varietal study was under Waddle's supervision. While no variety was found lo be completely resistant to verticlUium wilt In these tests, certain of the varieties seemed to he .able to give satisfactory yields in spite of the wilt. These varieties give promise a.s foundation breeding material (ron which tolerant varieties may pos- sluly he developed. This study wil require a number of years for dc velopmcnl. Meanwhile, the oliie phases of the research will be con tinned. : eflccled by the attendance at nine nec'tings across the state last fall. Jankers and farmers got together it chosen farms to discuss rural >robleins—from fertilizer to finances. The bankers talked about soil conservation, the values of good paslure, Ihe diseases of lo- >acco and olher problems. They got betlcr acquainted with the 'armers too, Johnstone explains Ihe program is having Ihrce objectives: 1. To help Increase the (arm Income of the slate. •2. To aid bankers lo serve more efficiently agriculture's in o n e y needs. 3, To educate farmers to the essentials of sound banking and rural credit. Activities , Agricultural activities of the banks include Held days anil ICCOK- nlllon meetings, agriculture credit clinics, bnnker-lavm management meetings and n monthly newspaper column, distributed by Ihe associa- on, called "Farm Pacts for Ken- ucky Polks." Added to these this year will be forestry mueling lo analyze loblems connected with full use T timber lands. Make Your Drinks BEAM! KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Your Friends Know BEAM...World's Finest Bourbon Sinca 1795 -ity Airport 'reduces Alfalfa TOPEKA, Kan. (/P) — Alfnlfa rowu on the city alruort IhK year >roduced $7.923 in revenue for the :lty, according lo Die Municipal •'inaiice Officers Association. 'In an uniisiuil arrangement with a local, dehydrating company, alfalfa Is planted on available por- .lons of the airport. The company larvests the crop and after plani- ng costs are paid, the city and the company share equally In the Income. Trie city spends no money effort- in the entire operation. This yea;' 405 acres were planted. CHAMPION IslJI-L — A national champion Hereford bull, valued at $10,000, hns lieen donated to the university of Arkansas Department of Animal Industry lor use In research work and student Instruction. The donor te P. W. Dye, owner of Dawn Hill Farms near Siloam Springs, ArK. The bull, CK Creator the 13th .1909990, is shown above,.held by Jack Harrison, herdsman for the Dawn Will. Farms.-In' the background are Mr. Dye (left) nnd Dr. Warren Gilford, head of the College of Agriculture's Anlmnl Industry Department. The gilt also included six Hereford females of popular blood lines. The University's Hereford herd of more llian 100 purebreds Is \ised In an extensive breeding research project, siarl of a nation-wide program. Benson Views Farm Prices Says High Consumer Wealth, Should Steady Them WASHINGTON Wy — Farmers have the aisuraiicc of Secretary o Agriculture Benson that the BOV ernment will carry out price sup port programs lo prevent a shar break in prices of, their products The new GOP farm chief Issued formal statement lale yesterday I which he made Ibis promise, but also expressed more optimism about the agricultural outlook than have some farm leaders in Con-' Eress. Prices Down A 12 pet 1 cent decline in farm ices lasl year, (ogciher with he ct that they still are going down, let! sonic lav.-mafcers to call pon Benson and his aides for ulck action lo stabbili?.e prices, 'Opinions differ as to Uie future our^e of prices to be received by rmers," Benson said. "Our anal- sis In (lie Department of Agri- ulture leads us lo expect no ma- or changes during the next sev- ral months, particularly in view f the continuing high level of con- umer income." Chairnian Aiken (R-Vt) of the enatc Ab'ricultlire Committee ami en. Young IR-ND) have said at eccnt comniiltee hearings that he current situation resembles, hat which preceded the severe arm depression of the 1930's. Benson said the farm p Jripe decline reflects (1) a general weakening of inflationary pressures, (2) bimdant supplies of farm pro- ucts and (3) weakening foreign narkcls for some products, notably wheat and cotton. TV Has Walkie-Lookie NEW YORK (in— As a companion to radio's walkie-talkie, television now lias a "walkie-lookie." a portable camera that has its own relay sla- llon. It had its debut at last summer's political conventions and being constantly improved for other Ko'd by Bumper •/«& ; SYHACUSE, N. Y. W) — Robert Molary, 28, was out riding with * friend recently when the car,., got a flat tire. While Malary wa». removing the lug bolts from" th» wheel, the bumper Jack slipped, "hit him on the head and knocked him being revived by hit out. • After friend, .both finished changing the tire before driving to St. Joseph'i Hospital where Malary was «ao|t,' ined. ™- CHANGES IN CORN SUPPLY AND PRICES 46,000 Oil Wells Sunk in 1952 NEW YORK'UP) — The Amcrlcnn oil industry sank 46.0CO new wells hi 1952, tinys SlceHvnys unigWine.' Describing the problems of drillers, .the mngnzmc -says that, n dc^i exploration well may cost us much ns r\ million jlollnvs although' them! is only otic chance In 16 thai It will find cvcti n .small oil reservoir. Clu\£jcj&.. of finding n medium ftcld of "oil, cnpnblc of supplying the nntloir tor a week, arc only 1 in 330, snys the magazine. . itaa l.taa DMOix C.. Cowl. I; ... not 30%, nol 40%, not 50% Jim Beam is 100% BOURBON! Beavers Try To Dam 'Muddy' DAVENPORT. la. (ft— Some bold beavers seem to have bitten off more than they can chew in setting out. to dam the Mississippi River nt Credit Island Park here, naturalists sny. Beavers usually cut small saplings u-lth tender bark for food. And they usually fell big trees only for clams. Since the only thing to dam al Credit Island is the broad Mississippi, naturalists say that must oc what the weavers have in mind. Tlie industrious little animal with the wood-cutter teeth alreixdy have felled a number of big trees Into Ihe water, some up to 3 feet in diameter. To snvc the park's other trees, park employes have daubed the trunks with some stuff that doesn't taste good to beavers. CHANGES IN' COltN SUPPLY AND 1'KICE — The above newsmap shows how changes in corn supplies in postwar years have influenced year-to-year changes in'prices. Increased demand for corn also contributed to the rise in prices from 1040 to 1951. With the harvesting of the. 1952 crop of 3,307 million bushels, second largest on recorrl, corn prices declined seasonally, and In November and December averaged 10 percent lower than In the same period of 1051. Total quantity of corn under loan or owned by Ihe.CCC an Dec. 31 is the estimate for the 1952 total and is shown to indicate the part of the supply held under the price-support program in the first quarter of the marketing year. Data from USDA. ^ This it the Hm« (o bring in your farm •qulpmenl. We'i. specialists in pulling all typej oi machinei in ~ food working ordar —and keeping Ui«!n lgj[?EB3M FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO 515 E. Main Phone 816 / For the smali-to-ii-c'Jium'fsrin, or for lighter work on the larger farm, the Oliver Row Crop "66" a your bett bet. This ^-cylinder, 2-pIow "66" handles alt "cfcor* boy" jobs, wades through many "big-tractor" taski. That's btcause the "66" is packed with Oliver "big' tractor" features: Direct Drive Power Take- Off, six forward speeds, metered oil lubrication, batter;' ignition, by-past thermostat, rubber spring seat. Besides, you have a choice of engines for th« fuel you prefer. Row Crop '66' Priced Low! The Row Crop "BS"* w 11 h . G at 10-37 Regular Tires and 1875.00 Mechanical Power Lift is priced RIGHT!'See it , Diesel NQW! 2419.00 ' Pric«s Plus Tai 'S IMPLEMENT CO. 515 I. Main Phon. 8166 Farmers To Be Sure, ^rder Your Fertilizer NOW. Nitrate of Soda 16% Nitrogen Sulphate of Ammonia 21% Nitrogen Nitramoncal 20i% 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 | boon known to change Its course Forming (be U. S.-Mexico bor- so quickly 'that farmers who der from El Paso to the Gulf of i thought Clicy lived in Mexico woke Mexico, the Rio Grande River has' up lo find themselves In Texas. Use this modern way to Start Your Chicks Early UTANC.... FOR BETTER TRACTOR POWER Raise 'em right on the floor See our heat lamp SATURDAY NIGHT AT 9 P.M. STATION WSM L. K. ASHCRAFT CO. Railroad & Cherry I'hont 4193 . You don't need elaborate equipment or housing to get these early chicks started. The new infra-red heat lamp does the trick—right on the floor. With this method you can start chicks that will be producing when egg prices are highest early next fall. Every month you sfarf chicle* aff«r January Iff and before April Isf should malce them worth $20 a hundred more as foyers ORDER CHICKS NOW.' Come In or phone. We'll get you started, FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main Blythevill* Phone 3441 .V.V.V.V.V.V.'. 1 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 tractors than Butane Gas. It's better than hnt gasoline "plus no tax problem." <s

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