The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 7, 1950
Page 11
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FRIDAY, APRIL T, I960 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE BLETKN Alfalfa Acreage Hurt by Weather Planting Operations Curtained in March' By Late Winter Rains North Mississippi County farmers' hopes of Increasing alfalfa ncre- , __ . . . »ge this year have all .but been mgnth old hogs which averaged 2M On Missco Farms ''.;•» • Acent KeHh J. BUbrc? , Carroll Wad dell of siackwater to to be cohimended for a good job of producing hogs. A combination of high quality breeding stock and feeding a balanced ration has placed Mr. Waddell among the country's top hog producers, He hi* recently marketed 13 five- and- a-half . washed away by late winter and I pounds. early spring rains. • County Agent Keith J. Bilbrey reported this week that little or no alfalfa acreage was planted during March by farmers of the north halt of the county and that a number of planters have been left with a large supply of seed on hand. Because of the heavy loss of acreage last year due to excessive rain- tall, farmers had planned to Increase alfalfa acreage this year, he exnlalned, i»-'t an 'extremely wet winter and early spring has cur- .tailed just about all esrlv nltmtlngs. Lack Suitable Weather : Wet weather has also complicated the application of nitrogen to cotton grounds previous to planting, tie said. Farmers tlmt usually bed on nitrogen previous to planting have had very little weather so far suitable to this operation. ... ; "Persons who have contracted to apply anhydrous ammonia have had very few days In which to work arid will not be able to put out as much anhydrous ammonia for the p^lic as they had hoped to," he pointed out. . "And although it la'probably too early to plant soybeans, in more re- we have had several hun- of beans planted by or beforV Easter, but so far this year none has been planted to our knowledge." •; ..'•"•' However, due to the good supply of mechanical farming equipment Propane Ai Tractor Fud The use of propane for tractor fuel has gained a lot of momentum In this area this spring.. Approximately 100 farmers in tlie Blythe- vUle area have converted 160 tractors for propane use. H. L. Halsell of Promised Land estimates » saving of at 1 least $2 per day for each tractor operated. This change in types of fuel may prove to be another successful method for cutting the ccst of production. Measuring Chain Cheap One farmer has found an Inexpensive way to make a land measuring chain. He purchased a aluminum alloy sash chain light rhtch will not kink. Hog rings were plaix ed at every 10 links which is six and six-tenths feet apart. Total cost was S4.12. »tor»je house could be used for other than soybeans? Charles Brogdon, »outh of BlythevUle, has .his soybean tanks full of corn. It Is perfectly free from rat damage »nd the tight metal tanks make it possible lor a perfect fumigation Job if he rieecU to control weevils. R. P. Reeve* at Pawheen his cattle and hlg feed in his storage't'ahkl'Last fall Udell Newsom, west of Blythe- vUle on Highway 18, temporarily housed a colon picking family in one of his soybean storage structures. li.L. Mayfleld at Leachvllle has his cotton planting seed stored In his soybean storage house. In The Cellar Mississippi County ranks first In many things but we rank at the botorri of the list In our ciiif'hood vaccination program to eliminate bangs disease from beef and dairy herds. Actually, Arkansas is now third In the nation in the total number of calves Vaccinated. Although the vaccination program Is free, not one farmer has requested this service to date. If you have heifer calves that are going to be used for breeding stock,. I would Farmers Using Classing Office Blythevillc Branch Graded 92.5 Percent Of County's '49 Crop Cotton farmers of Mississippi County ate taking good advantage of the federal cotton classing office opened In Blythcville last year by the Department of Agriculture, according to County Agent Keith Yield Must Be Good The State Plant Board will not permit the sale of a hybrid corn in Arkansas unless the yield* average over 10 percent more than open pollinated corn. Vocational teachers, veteran teachers, and the County Agents' Office : have copies of the Experiment Station report on top yielding hybrid varieties. ft E T ahe faco <m low* VE I •<>« farm ifinanoi !•* -T- T - *••* a»w »• *"• With'lfce Farm Income , he aafo with the' More Black Locnii Sate The practice of planting black locust seedlings for wind breaks In the Mantin-Lcnchvllle area continues to grow. In fact, every year since I have been in the county, farmers have ordered more locust seedlings than the Arkansas Forestry Commission could- -furnish. The B. C. Land Company at I/nach- ville has ordered as many u 100,000 seedlings at one time. Perhaps George Kay of Leachvllle originated the practice of establishing locust wind breaks in the wind blown sand area. He has ordered some seedlings every year since the practice started. A few of the farmers who have received recent shipments of locust seedlings include Ruffln Newsom, Route one, Leachville; George D. Kay, Leachvllle; B. O. Land Com- pa.ny,. Leachville; Mrs! HUatath Sl'iles, Manila: and MaxtBorowsky, Manila. suggest that you have them vaccinated. Vetch on Kltra Land What are you doing! with, the land you are taking out of cotton? M. J. Koehler at Dell plans to save about SCO acres ot vetch and rye antf try to combine a good seed crop with the-idea that he will eliminate the -big expense of 'buying 175.00 vetch seta. A good munber of bees are located near his farm and they will Insure pollination and a better seed crop. Treat Seed Now If you are going to treat your cotton seed this year to eliminate bacteria and fungus diseases, you ought to do it right away. Tor best results, treatment should be done at least 20 days before planting. Recommends Inoculation T recommend Inoculating' soybeans and other, legume seed. Without inoculation you may not get the proper amount of nodules developed on the legume roots. If nodules are present, legumes can take their nitrogen requirements out of the air. If nodules are not present, legumes must take all their nitrogen requirements out of the toll Just like cotton or corn. Bilbvey. : Citing figures released recently by the USDA's Cotton Branch in Memphis, Mr. Bilbrey stated that 92.5 percent of all the cotton produced by members of cotton improvement groups in Mississippi County last year was classed at the Blythcvlllc office which is now the chief classing .point for cotton grown In this area. The Blythcvlllc cotton classing office was opened In a building at the Air last year. Prior to the opening of this office cotton samples were sent to the Memphis branch for free classing under the Smith-Doxey Act. Grade Improves The report on cotton 'samples from the 1949 crop submitted for classification by farmer-members of the Improvement groups Indicates that cotton produced In the county last year was of a better grade than that of the 1948 crop, Mr. Bilbrey said. : Last year, the report > showed, 70.8 percent of the 250-651 Mississippi County, bales classed at the BlythevUle office was braded as strict low middling or better as compared with- 65,2 for approximately the 'same number of bales tn 1948. . • 'Less than two percent of the 1949 crop was under one Inch In staple length. Tills Is a definite improvement over recent years, Mr. Biibrey said, for as early as 1945 6.3 percent of the crop was less than one Inch in staple length. Mississippi County Is one of the few counties in the United States where.every gin community Is participating in the cotton Improvement program. Trees That Grow Fast Are More Easily Damaged When Mother Nature does « slapdash Job, results are 'apt to-be as inferior as lhfr man-made "jerrybuilt" variety. Such Is the case with quicV.-growUig tiees. They'll reach maturity fast, but there's a lot wrong with their architecture. Martin L. Davey. Jr., president of the Davy Tree Expert Co., thinks it definitely inadvisable to plant them. Almost inevitably forthcoming headaches don't warrant compromising quality for the jack-in-the-beanstalk growing pro- mise. were hatched In the srea and 315,000 came from other slates. Eggs set during the week were down two per cent from the' previous week. Slot Machine Bandits Fast-growing tree, .re -weak and I 0'"," •'—-"•"- •"•»•"•• short-lived. Brittle-wooded and Rel fated; No Charge weak-crotched, tticy are more vul- lerable to storm damage. They aUo decay easily. Trees like silver maplei, poplars, csilnlpas, willows, boxelders and Sl- jerlan elms are planted ' because ;liey resell a goodly size, In less than 20 years. More deniable , shade :rees require from 30 to SO years. Fast-growing .trees can be marketed sooner nnci are accordingly lower priced. ' ' .' ' : ( He cites figures from current nursery catalogs to support his contention that, the economy factor Isn't too import. Yard-stick is the tree of 2 or 2','j-lnch diameter. These fast-growing siiecles are currently quoted at $5.00 to $10.00 each while better varieties such as red maple, sugar maple and pin oak are listed at $12.00 lo $15.00. Planting costs are about the same for all varieties. The -higher investment for good stock will pay OREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — County Attorney R. J. Nelson recently ordered the release of two men held for using slugs in slot machines at a nearby . town. He ruled no law covered their case. Nelson said the statute against dividends In ultimate beauty, desirability, length of life, general utility and added property value. obtaining money by trickery cams closest, but he decided It wa» Intended to prevent obtaining money by trickery from another person > He said: "I don't bellev* It would cover a case In which n portion obtained money from a machine by trickery." A. A, Parmentier, a French xrmjr • pharmacist who ate potatoes In s Pru.isian prison during the Seren • Years War, Introduced them to France. • TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. ail W. Walnut Phone 2381 BlythevUle Bean Stance Useful: If farmers actually Increase their soybean acreage in Mississippi County 80 percent as Indicated by the Bureau of Agriculture Economics, storage facilities will certainly be at a premium. Had ywi tver thought about the many things a Income to Indians and the federal government from oil wells and mines leased on federal property in 1948 totaled $34,250,000. 1,028,000 Chicks Placed in State Arkansas hatcheries and dealers placed 1,028,000 broiler chicks with producers in the northwest area of the state during the week which ended April 1, according lo the Federal and State Crop Reporting Service. This Is ' an increase of four-per cent over the preceding week, ot the total placements, 113,000 chicks on North Mississippi County farms today, farmers still should be able to get the biggest part of their land in good shape, provided, of course, weather conditions are favorable, Mr. Bilbrey explained. "Except for the early alfalfa planting, the situation Is not considered serious as yet," he said. ONE STOP STORE J<n0fa6 SUPPLIES Moke UB your headquarters for Purina Chows, Sanitation Products and other chick and poultry supplies...everything; you need to grow vigorous chicks. hours FERGUSON FOUR-SECTION SPIKE TOOTH HARROW Sff IK FOR rot/ft BABY CHICKS Chicks that or* vigorous and husky —from inspected, high-producing flocks . .. that's the kind we're selling. Place your order now so you can get them when you're ready. Bred Righl f» lay Right ROWHSON IMPltMtHl CO. -Your Genuine Ferguson Eost Main . ~a* PURINA CHEK-R-TABS HENS LAZY? Pep up their appetites with... awaU tnift Chick FOUNTS a many •!••• • mil built • loailong 4493—Telephone—4493 L. K. Ashcraft COMPANY <&»* This young fellow is "hoeing" the weeds right next to the ptants; taVing four rowa of broccoli eech trip down the fwltf. After t.ich rain, ha "chop* out" weed* faster than 40 hoe band*—up to 35 acrei a dayl With • multiple-row Farmall C planter-cnU.vator combination and Farmati Touch-Control you ore equipped for complete fingertip mechanization of large-scale vegetable growing. Planter and •cultivator are touch-controlled and quickly interchangeable oo a common mounting framei With the regular rear axle, you can plant or cultivate a maximum of sU 12-inch, five 15-inch, four^O-inch, three 30-inch, and two 24-inch row's. With the social wide ienr axle, you can work iU 12-inch rows with a 21-Inch guest row; --^ DELTA IMPLEMENTS 312 South 2nd. Phone 6863 DEARBORN Lift-Type TANDEM DISC wftft bvilt-in angk... never needs changing \ Notalni Ilka II on th« market! Thll freat disc cm be attached to • Ford Tractor In a minute or ItM. You lift It off (ho (round by jual movln« tho Ford Tr.ctor Hydraulic Touch Control levajr. Spctt 4»WB tlw hliaway wllli no wearlnz or rhlpplnf o( blades.. In the field, you lift th« disc for turning. Thlf prevent! ridging dirt, saves time and fuel, Lift H over wet »poti and (or bhcklnr, too. There'i never any pulling at ropes or leverc, "Fixed" angle of gangs: and rigid frame five leval, uniform result at any depth deilxei. Russell Phillips Tractor Co., Inc. ALLEN HARDIN,"'Manager Highway 61 South Blythevfflt RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO. LEACHVILLE, ARK. J. A; DAVIS, Mgr. ' Stalk Gutter Disc Harrow Killefer Leveler QUALITY FARM . EQUIPMENT , PREPARE YOUR GROUND for PLANTING With the Finest Too It You Can Buy—John Deere • Available Now for Immediate Delivery ALSO • Brillion Pulverizers • Hummer Ditcher • Rotary Hoes • Two & Four-Row Planters Moleboord Plows Spring Tooth Harrow Tractor Spike Tooth Harrow COME IN NOW FOR A DEMONSTRATION MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO South Highway 61 llythevilU

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