Page 11 article text (OCR)
, APRIL 14, 1960 BLTTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER MEWS PAGE BLBTBN Date for Cotton Conference Set Belt-Wide Meeting Scheduled for reenville in July j MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14. — i (Special— "Cotton Mechanization— I Opportunity and Neccslty" will be | the basic tlieme of the 1950 Bcll- | wide Cotton Mechanization Confcr- I ence at Stoneville-Grreiiville. Miss., I July 13-15, claude L. Welch, director of the National cotton Council's production and marketing division. announced today. The program for the tlirce-day conference set up last week at Program committee meeting at the Delta Branch Experiment Station at Stoneville calls for an analysis of present-day cotton economics as Veil as for discussions of progress and problems In mechanization. Tiie more than 600 conferee* «- pected to attend the sessions will discuss all phases of mechanization work from rand preparation aud planting through cultivation and harvesting, although the principal emphasis will >be on weed control, Mr, welch said. To See Demonstration On the second day of the meeting the group will witness a prac- ticar field demonstration of experimental machines at the Delta Station under direction of w. E. Meek, head of the station's agricultural engineer department. All machines to be used In the demonstration will be of experimental design, Mr. Meek reported, to give the group a better opportunity to visualize cotton mechanization of the future. The conference dates will give the representatives of s the USDA, the land grant colleges, the farm equipment industry, and the cotton industry a better opportunity than heretofore to witness demonstrations of new cultivation and weed control methods which will be discussed at the sessions. Mr. Welch S-100 & Dortchsoy 2 We have a small quantity of these seed beans for sale. Now is the time to have your seed beans reckoned. Our cleaner removes grass and weed seed, assuring you a clean stand of beans. Henderson-Hoover Seed Co. Highway 61 South Phone 2860 On Missco Farms Conntjr Afent Keith J. Bllbrej Strange as It may seem, we get more calls for a bulletin on how to spray peaches and apples than on any other subject. 'Except for two or three commercial.orchards, I don't know of any farmer who has more than _a dozen peach trees. Four more sprays are necessary to keep worms out of peaches and to keep the peaches from rotting about the time they ripen. The next spray Is called petal-fall spray, when three-fourths of the petals or blossoms have dropped. If you need 25 gallons of spray, use one-half pound aresnate of lead, two pounds zinc sulfale and two pounds hydrated lime. For the rest of the spray schedule, ask any county agent for Leaflet No. 81. Too Late for Pasture Mixtures J think it Is to late now to sow pasture mixtures that include clovers, timothy, orchard grass, and the like. Actually, for best results, so called permanent pastures should be sown In the fall anyway. If additional pastures for the summer are needed, I would suggest •owing some sweet Sudan grass a little later on. By the way, if you want to see some good pastures now,. visit E. S. Mullins, 3 files west of the Home Gin Company, H. C. Knappenberger's farm at Huffman, Vance Dixon at Ne»- Liberty, or Stanly Fradenburg at Lost Cane. These pastures have included white clover, fescue, blue grass, timothy, and orchard grass. Soybeans Mysterious Should you fertilize soybeans for said. In addition to the mechanization demonstration, delegates to the conference will have the opportunity of studying approaches being taken to ginning problems and other phases of experimental work related to mechanization at the U. S. Ginning Laboratory, the U. S. Fiber Testing Laboratory, and the Delta Station, all at Stoneville. Local hosts to the conference which 1« sponsored by the Cotton Council are the Delta council, Delta Branch Experiment' Station, and the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. Dr. D. Gray Miley, superintendent of the Delta Station Is chairman of the Arrangements Committee, with Jack Crlswell, National Cotton council as secretary. ATTENTION , COTTON GROWERS Plant the cotton that is becoming the South's Leading Variety in production, quality of staple, and other outstanding merits. NORTHERN STAR COTTON hai shown it* luperiority wherever grown. State registered seed direct from breeder. Seed are extra high in germination. Storm proof, early maturing. Very prolific 40% lint. Staple 1 1-16 very strong and of the best spinning value! For sale by: HUGH W. Phone 465 or 471 ALLEN Osceola, Ark. CAN YOU TELL WHY THIS DISC HARROW WORKS FASTER AND EASIER? The answer is in the John Detre 'Powr-Trol. Yon never have to back up, stop or even slow down. Let's *HDDO*« you « driving down the field and suddenly yon hit « £nd Wow. With just a touch of the finger yon can insta^Uv change (he angle or the depth of the disc.. .a* d » SSl on working. It's al! in the hydranlic Powr-Trol that doek away with all the reaching and stretching for levers A£ ° X ' fr ° m J ° hn Dwe - Want lo *** " "««• MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Sourt Highway 61 ' Blyth.rill. Dust Bowl Bugaboo Threatens Mid-West Farm Lands Again ncreased yields? certainly not nless you just want to experiment, oybeans are a mysterious crop ral very seldom respond to cllr- ct applications of fertilizer, par- cularly on Mississippi Comity oils east 01 Big Lake. Through the oybean Yield Contest and other xperiments we have never touhd icreased yields to pay for any kind f fertilizer applications since I ave been in this county.' In June. 1947. A. L. Lang at the diversity or Illinois, said, "The op seems unable to utilize applied inerals as' effectively as most oth- r crops. The lack of response to pplied fertilizers is baffling to dentists and knowledge of the clence underlying the phenomenon vague. Therefore, the problem rovides us with controversy, stim- lates our thinking and offers a ery fruitful field for study." Why all this sudden interest in he use of fertilizer In North MIs- Ippl County? If farmers think it ecessary to fertilize this year, why idn't they think so lost year or n previous years? Oh, I know that mny farmers are just now leaning the proper use of fertilizer but would like to add the statement, All that glitters la not gold." In ther words, the increased yield rom the use of fertilizer Is not all iet profit. The Arkansas Experl- lent Stations say that you should xpect about 300 pounds extra seed otton from 30 pounds of actual iltrogen, on mcst delta soils. What s the increased cost In getting this xtra 300 pounds of seed cotton? I •ould list it about like this: Cost of 30 Ibs. nitrogen ... $3.50 Cost of application 1.00 Cost of extra chopping .. 2.00 Picking cost 300 pounds .. 7.50 Cost of extra ginning .... 2.00 Extra cost $16.00 Yes, It Is still profitable to use erlilizer on most cotton land In Mississippi County because an ex- ra 30 pounds of seed coton should e worth about $30.00 this fall. . The South Awake. Well, what do you knowl Southern people may be awaking to the 'act that they rise and fall with he sale and use of cotton. Further, hut cotton is truly a wonderful and versatile fiber. Look out for Cotton Week. May 1-6. The Farm Bureau under Harold Ohiendorf, and the National Cotton Council, -\re making a gigantic plan of tell- ng and selling ourselves on the greatness of cotton. Looks like everybody cooperates _with Harold. How to Measure Land Cotton acreage allotments are 'orclng farmers to measure land, to divide allotments carefully and to prevent overplanting. There are 43,560 square feet In one acre, or 10 square chains. When you have square or rectangular field to get ,he proper measurements you mul- ,iply the length by the width in feet, then dlvdie by 43,560 to get the number of acres. If you are measuring in chains, multiply the length by the width and then divide by 10. Formers Urged To Vaccinate Pigs Against Cholera LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. April 14— Hog cholera may cost American swine raisers as much as $30.000,000 this year, the American Foundation for Animal Health estimated yesterday. In a special hog cholera bulletin the Foundation said April marks the beginning of the cholera danger season, with spring farrowing providing millions of potential pig victims of the disease. Stressing the Importance of pro tective vaccination of all pigs against the disease; the bulletin suggested these special precautions: "Two factors are especially Im portant In successful vaccination: "(1) An examination of the anl mnls by the veterinarian befor vaccinating. If the pig has a laten Infection, Is suffering from para g C T tfce r«et» OH low. ** *• • cwrt f.n> fin.no. <•*•-. raW tow to -r. with the. farm I a rom. £rMfeeB, W .f. with iW "«!>•) UKM Ketcrre. Auk "• for thi, new booklet fcy the lr*4er in . TERRY ABSTRACT * REALTY CO. 213 W. Walnut Phone 2381 Blythevillc By DougUi Larsen NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The dust storm bugaboo Is once more threatening the country. Dust blo\vs of alarming proportions, which are occurlng this spring, plus a disturbing combination of conditions which have been slowly building up, have the government experts very uneasy about the next few years. Reluctant to make any flat predictions, Weather Bureau and Department of Agriculture officials evertheless admit that nature may i setting the stage for dust storms lilch coiild match the disastrous les of the '30s. The most significant factor Is Infnll. In the nrea west of the isslssippt there hasn't liecn n bad y spell since 1939—more than 10 iars. Historically, wet nnd dry eyes alternate every five or six years. v that yardstick, several years of nought nre long overdue. Follows Drought Under ordinary conditions, dust ill blow in damaging proportions ic first or second yenr following n rious drought. Local droughts of st yew: are mostly responsible for ils yclr's ominous dust storms Jn iris of the west and southwest. It significant that in Ihe past, se- ere local droughts usually served s warnings for the start of a wlde- pread "dry" cycle. Aggravating the threatening long- uige weather situation nre millions marglnnl acres, which were rought under cultivation during nd after the war by "suitcase" rmers" because of tremendous »d demand and high food prices, 'hese acres, unable to produce pro- tably, now stand with the top soil ose, completely denuded of even lelr natural growth of grass and [ants. Hccent reports of the Soil Con- ervatlon Service reveal, for exnm- le, 2,400,000 acres of "plowed-out" and In west Texas and western klahoma "without sufficient cover o prevent blowing." The area hns Iready experienced the worst dust *orm since before the war. Danjer Areas Listed Other "danger areas" Include a Ig section north of the Arkansas liver in Colorado, the southern lains of New Mexico, and an nrca nto Kansas, from Colorado,' as far tcs, or has been on nn unbalanced ition, it may develop an over- eactlon to vaccination. "(2) When complications arc resent, a correct use of serum to revent or hold down such ovcr- enctions." The Foundation points out that lese precautions may be as impor- ant as the vaccination Itself in elplng to prevent cholera losses his sprng. as the central part. In addition, "soil blowing" areas reported in the northern Great Plains Include eastern Montana, western North Dakota mid northwestern South Dakota, with an nrea extending Into northeastern Wyoming. Fortunately. In the region of the old Dust Dow), nnd extending out from It, the government's soil conservation program lias been pushed hard since 1977. As of Jan. 1 of this year, soil conservation districts covered about 250,531,000 ncres. In spite of this, the Department of Agriculture adinlls that "the Job of safeguarding the Plains conservation-wise actually has only been well begun to dale." Nevertheless, the American fnrmcrs are infinitely better prepared to defend themselves ngalnst the dust storm menace than they were In the '30s. Most farmers arc now familiar with such techniques as contour plowing and the planting of proper cover crops and tree windbreaks. This soil conservation know-how Is (he one bright spot In the whole dusty picture. wiring, Mrs. Hollman recommended that: (1) the power distributor be consulted as to where the electric meter Is to be located; (2) the distributor should decide whether to Install two or three-wire service and (3) and mnklng up of a list of nil electric equipment expected to be used In the next six or seven years. Knowing this, the contractor can provide wiring that will take care of both present u>4 futun needs. "Say It With F/ow.ri" Hlythevilte FLOWER MART .Memphis llhvay Phone Wet Bad Electrical Can Cause Big Bills Improper , electrical wiring not only endangers the safety or homes but nlso can become rather expensive, Mrs. Gertrude B. Hollman, home demonstration agent for North Mississippi County told farm families this week. If light bills arc running high, she offered the following advice to rural residents: Clieck wiring system often. The wires between the melcv and the equipment being operated mtiybe too small. This often causes extra- high electric bills. ! If lights get brighter when the refrigerator gees off or the water pump slops this Is a good Indication lliat the wiring is too small to carry the electrical load. Besides running up big bUIs, poor wiring has other disadvantages, Mrs. Hollman pointed out. It takes longer to do a Job, electrical motors don't lost as long, the wiring system Itself won't lust as long ax it should and It sometimes creates a fire hazard. Mcst fnrm owners and some renters need a three-wire system, Mrs. Hollman said. With tills system they will have the 220-volt service they need to operate motors of one- hnlf horsejKnver or more, electric water heaters or electric ranges. For farm families considering wiring for the first time or re- BREDRI6HTJ Our chicks havs a breeding ond feeding program behind them. Thai's why Ihoy ar» big, vigorous and haallhy looking. Th« kind you lusl con sea will do welll TO LAY VM. t!i»y'r» bred for high produelton. They com* from parent fbcki with outstanding rtcordi ond heavy production. You can b» •u/e trial we have been exlzacarofu) to bring you cUtcVt lhal are bred lo live and lay. ^L'- s BUT 0000 CHICKS AND START "IM HIGHT! HEW.,, PURINA SJARJENA CHECKER-ETTS Give your chick* this wondoiful n«w Puiina Chick Slailsna. Belltr 5 way* , , i Chiclet grow tailor Chicks like *8m b*lt*r Now, cracked grain $iz« t«it Ued woiU faiy lo pour YOUR STORE WITH THI CHECKERBOARD SIGN 4493—Telephone—4493 L. K. Ashcraft COMPANY Block Sooth el I>cpo4 . Acres../tn hours FERGUSON FOUR-SECTION SPIKE TOOTH HARROW f t d one -minut« «t- " JACK ROBINSON IMPIMHT CO. Your Genuine Ferguson Dealer Btythevill Here's wfiere fo gef GENUINE and SERVICE One thing you'll like about the Ford Tractor . . . it's simple in design and built right. Doesn't take much servicing. Yet when it needs something done here or there, it's easy to do. For example, we can rcline brakes in almost no time . . . don't have to pull the axle. Transmission, steering , .. everything is designed for efficient service. With this new Ford Tractor, you won't need us often but when you do, you'll like our work. We service all Ford Tractors, and Dearborn Farm Equipment, with genuine parts. Russell Phillips Tractor Co., Inc. ALLEN HARDIN, Manager Highway 61 South RIythevill* RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO. LEACHVILLE, ARK. J. A. DAVIS, Mgr.