The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 12, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 12, 1966
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Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier Newi - Frlfry, August 12, 1M» - f*l» jljjg On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey. County Agwt •Cotton originated as a semi- desert shrub, a resident of the tropics. The semi-desert for the native cotton really meant a wet and dry season that had about six months of rain and cloudy weather and about six nionhs of no rain. In is naive habitat, the cotton plant shed its squares, blooms, and bolls during the wet season and concerned itself only with growth — the vegetative phase. 0 . „_ As the sun brojse through to-1 the plant will require about two ward the end of tie wet season, • weeks "recovery" time before the plant set squares and I new growth is initiated. Obvious ti--~. nrnfncaiv plnu/orino rnn. Iv. the nlant in this conditior of roots is reduced. Low toil oxygen drastically restricts nutrient uptake by roots. Cotton with a yellowing of leaves and in some cases, reddening, due to nutrient deficiency. A prolonged exposure to low root oxygen will destroy the tap root and this directly delays recovery. In general, one week of "wet feet" in young cotton, results in a poor color and growth stop page. If root damage occurs blooms profusely. Flowering continued well into the dry season. Flowers that occurred so far into the dry season that boll maturity was questionable tended to shed so that the plan could mature a crop proportional to its water supply. All commercial growths of cotton in. the. United States are| made in an environment which] drastically departs from the j original for cotton. Plant breed-j ers have changed the c o 11 o n I plant:'to" the extent that sur-' vival among its ancestors in t..-• wild would be improbably. ; Two ancestral processes, have not been materially modified by plant breeders and represent two continuing responses of the cotton plant to its environment. Much can be said in defining the environment of the cotton plant. Two temperatures should be remembered, 60 degrees and 95 degrees F. These represent the cardinal temperatures for ly, the plant in this condition Visiting Day Is Curtailed Visiting day at the Northeast Branch Experiment Station at Keiser will be confined to the afternoon of Thursday, August 25. Program will begin at 1:30 p.m. and v/ill conclude at 5. Among the points of interest included in the program will be: Soybean and cotton varieties; fertilizer rates, varieties, and irrigation; use of fungicides and systemics on cottonseed; cultural practices for weed control in cotton. FARM NEWS and forecast Astrological * Forecast * Machines For Weed Control BO GIBSON Associate County Agent For a long time the role of mechanical cultivation in cotton production has been a controversial issue among cotton pro- r», ,..»., years it was thought that some mechanical cultivation was essential for the development of a dust mulch which aided in the conserva- ducers. For many cultivation is for weed control, ;he frequency and depth of .cultivation should be limited to that necessary for weed control. Any amount of cultivation in excess of that needed for efficient weed control costs money and will not result in increased cotton yield. Cultivation of the row shoulders and row middles in an .economical means weeds in these tion of soil moisture. The dust mulch theory for conserving soil moisture was commonly accepted and practiced during the early nineteen hundreds up'to the early thirties. Little has been written or said about the dust [lie uaiuiliai temps* «*n** *•»•> lul IMMMMI^PM^B^^^^^^H^HBI>B*VVH^^^ cotton as minimal and maximal ] js ^ osi vu i nera ble to insect and ^«;«(<-i Tf tVia jtrtttAn Vilant vrirttc .. • » t . points. If the cotton plant, roots or leaves, is exposed to temper- idtures below 60 degrees, all plant processes stop. The same disease attacks. Excess moisture (low root oxygen) in squaring cotton (Pre- will cause the plant to p . ,,, wm cause the lant to thing happens above 95 degrees. « pin . ne ad" squares. Sirn- And there are side effects m| boUs4are shed jn both crossover areas. Temperatures below ! degrees for 8 or more hours causes a sugar build up in the cotton plant at any age. Two or more cold days will cause in seedling cotton sugars to ilarly, young bolls are shed in flowering cotton. Cotton in u IH«AUHU«. ;•-•- -- -.-•« standing water will actually wiltlity fiber is to be obtained. , . !?,.«'«; .-, r»rnHnr>tmn stand of controlling areas, and in mulch theory since the early thirties. Recent cultural studies indicate that the dust mulch theory will not result in increased cotton yield. The most recent cotton cultivation studies show that the only value to be gained from mechanical cultivation of cotton is weed control, and that mechanical cultivation will not result in increased cotton yield provided weeds are effectively controlled by other means 'It is apparent to all cotton producers that weeds in cotton must be effectively controlled if maximum yield of high qual- most instances is more economical than using chemicals. Thus some cultivation of cotton is economical and desirable, but it should not be done more often or deeper than necessary for good weed control CAKttOU. , i»rmra« 70111 lureuak HUM rwngrapb opposite dates, wblcb Itlud. to dtttnoliu joui furcuak not* » oppollU dates, —" rout birth data SATURDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: A fine Saturday for adding some up-to-date accessories or condi- ions to your life that can make you'feel life is much more worthy living and you also can get off to some new conditions that are unusual and that can bring you the results important to you. Let the .world see you are wide-awake to these opportunities. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) If you make improvements in your surroundings and please kin, you find greater harmony reigns in the future. Some entertainment at abode is fine. Be happy in your surroundings and have a more cheerful outlook on life. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) You are definitely acceptable at McNaurut LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be sure to contact that higher- up who can assist you in whatever is closest to your heart, of real meaning to you. Better your career. Show your capabilities to those in business world. They back you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Getting into some new atmosphere and making fine friends in- a different social strata to yours brings excellent ideas to use in the days ahead. Contact those who are out of town by telephone.' Make hay! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Follow your intuition in dealing with that individual who has .been somewhat superior with you. Come to a fine understanding. State your aims A romantic evening is in the offering if you first get all obli gallons out of the way. YOU are aennueiy acceptaoie at B CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan group meetings today, so be ar < QU do not e from a water deficiency because oxygen is needed for water uptake by the roots. A hot sun blowing wind across cotton will cause sugars to, , m te can ]Uerall sufficiently to cause an increase * . as „ * in certain insects and disease and will cause a "reddening" of the young plants. Excess sug dessicate the plant as if there was no water available. Excess moisture and high tern- From a production standpoint „ makes no difference how the weeds are controlled, that is, by mechanical cultivation, hand weeding or by use of chemi- als . Since the only justification for o e youn pas. - , - ars are transformed into antho- 1 peratures together can, under 'cyanidin pigments - hence the certain conditions, become such • "•»-••"•• •"*«*••" «"•* «» red color The same holds for mature cottons. " Hurricane' Betsy, in 1965, sucked in cold air with tempera- a traumatic induction that the plant will drop squares, young bolls, most of its leaves'and become more or less dormant for suce - tures below 60 degrees for 3-4 as long as four weeks 'day?. The cotton turned purple K, for example, you flood ir- 1 - - - - - • Iperatures. In a -controlled and red and many of the leaves !became infected with leaf spot Diseases — all related to excess sugars following low tern- experiment this spring, 24 hours of 40 der gree temperatures in the germination process gave seedlings with twice as many aphids as did comparable check lots. One would suspect that excess sugars in seedling cotton also could increase seedling disease losses. Low temperatures slow all processes in the plant. It takes about 750 hours above 60 degree for cotton to go from germination to square. For early April planted cotton, the 750 hours require about 60 days. For late only about 30 days. If we planted in July, where temperatures were considerably above the 60 degrees, an acceleration occurs such that squares can be expected about 21 days after planting or about 500 hours in contrast to the 750. hour normal. On the other end of the plant, rigate with cold well water a cotton field growing on light textured soil when the air temperature is above 100 degrees, pou will cause the cotton to drop boljs, squares, and part of its leaves and go dormant. The next square can be expected after such an irrigation in about 30 days, the next bloom in about 50 days. If such an event occurred in mid-July, it would be impossible to harvesl any "new" bolls of normal maturity. A fast moving summer afternoon thunderstorm when temperatures are above 100 degrees can and often does induce a similar shock in cotton. Wilting cotton will have a lower micronaire value in that the cell walls are thinner. The fiber also will be shorter. Water stress during the 21-day fiber elongation period can reduce the final length by as much as IrS-inch. A mechanical increase in per strength usually is asso dated with water stress in tha more of the thin-walled and un tne otner enu ot ine piaiu, | «»«.«= "» *•"• •"•" «-••— - •• • it takes about 1000 hours above stressed fibers can be includei ,.„ .^ 1' i_ i.,_"- "„ v, rt u nf in flip hnnHpr nf fibers that, ar 60 degrees to mature a boll.of cotton as a minimum. This re- quirtoient is met in 49..-45 days for July flowers 'but requires above 70 days'for'late August flowers. Temperatures above 95 degrees cause the plant to "cutout" in advance of the normal "cut-out" date. High' tempera- ures accelerate plant processes Materials manufactured in the , plant in acceleration "daytime often exceed the plant's nocturnal assirhilatjon capacity. A "pije-up" occurs which sets up chain reactions" that seem to affect the abscisin' level. Excess shedding of small squares and a high degree of pollen abortion Occurs. Faulty fertilization in the flowers results in excess boll' drop. High temperatures ' also tend to de-activate terminal' buds'!'The plant goes dormant or'"cuts-out." Generally speaking it takes considerably more time above 95 degrees 4-H In Annua Rally JIM WALLACE Assistant County Agent North Mississippi County belt their annual 4-H Rally Day las' Thursday, August 4th. The ac tivity was held at the Blythe vUle Air Force Base with the Shamrock Club as hostess. Approximately 100 4-H'ers and leaders attended. Clubs repre sented were -.Shamrock, Lucky Clover, Moonbeams, Yarbro Happy and Number Nine. Dur "ing the morning the 4-H'ers en "joyed a sentry dog show and tour of the kennels. County of ficers were elected after cam paign speeches were heard from the participants and supporters Officers' elected were: Presi dent, Nancy Stalcup, Lucky Clo ver; Vice - President, Nancj Burks, Lucky Clover; Secretary Libby Pierce, Happy and Song in.the bunder of fibers that ar stretched and broken in a standard test'for fiber strength (The third major componen of the cotton plant's enviorn- ment is light.) Light requirements of seedling cotton generally are met where ever cotton is grown. Low light intensities, as would be associated w i t h moderate to heavy cloud cover during'daylight hours, for more than three successive days can cause'shedding in cotton. Low light intensity is associated wife "pin-head" square sheds. One explanation might be that the hormone causing sheds is continually replenished by the plant but is broken down in sunlight. Cotton breeders, giving major emphasis to yield, have changed this environmental response in the cotton plant more'thari any other. Varieties apparently differ more in light sensitivity than in any other environmental response. For example, the irri- Leader, Tonya Riggs beams. A lunch of barbeque Moon sand wiche's and soft 'drinks was pro ri'de'd by'Mr. Charles Mosle and Missco Implement Co. o Blytheville. The Shamrock CM irovided cookies. During the afternoon a larg variety of games were offeree Everyone especially seemed t enjoy ping-pong and bingo. Th Shamrock Club provided back torschool prizes for bingo win ners. Mrs. Nelson Staples and Mrs Donald Treganza, of the Shan rock Club, worked very har 3 r e p a r i n g for this day. W ;hank them and the Shamroc 4.H Club for providing us an in teresting day. J v II1UI C UI1IC auuvc t/u u^^i v.%»kf 4 vuj*-••- — • - — T i---j to cause abnormalities in cotton gated cottons of western United than below 60 degrees. This re- j States are exposed to a maxi- flects the tropical origin of the most important coltpn plant. The 'second segment of the cotton plant's /environment it soil moisture. •Again, 'tht'pUht is affected by i too little and too much. Excess ; soil moisture affects seedling i cotton when tht oxygen supply mum light intensity. The mid- South and Southeastern United States has' varying light uy tens$e| within'.»' single season LtllOfMt^ TM««M *• M "?P"' " beciii?e of proximity to the of Mexico' and prevailing"winds. Varieties bred for the traditional "South" make maximum use of low' light intensity. When Acres Well Employed Nelse-Robertson Soil Conservation Service • Most of the farmers in the lytheville Work Unit are using leir diverted acres to an ad- antage in applying good con- ervation practices. Since the and is not in crop production, ood, sound mechanical prac- ces are being completed. The oil Conservation Service tech- icians are kept constantly busy moothing, and grading, ditches nd the installation of pipe rops. Since January of this year, orty - one cooperators of the Mississippi County Soil and Waer Conservations District have completed 1633 acres of land smoothing. Low, wet, ponded areas have been filled and restored to better land use. Large quipment can be operatec nore efficiently on these areas along with having better sur- ace drainage. J. C. Ellis and R. D. Hughes have found time during their jusy farming operations to con struct land grading on 158 acres. ?his involved moving 56,387 cu- lic yards of soil. These fields now have a constant slope to he drainage outlets. Eleven cooperators have con- tructed 11 miles of drainage ditches. To complete this job iO,000 cubic yards of soil was excavated and smoothed over adjacent fields. Surface water can now be removed on 1200 acres. In order to control erosion at he outlet end of drainage ditches, ten cooperators have installed 28 pipe drops consisting of 828 feet of pipe. This practice is sxpensive but will pay for itself in conserving the soil. New conservation lands have jeen developed on A r m o r e 1 Wanting Company, Billy Keen- r, James Anderson, Ed Calvert and Jack Robinson. Com- Dlete conservations treatments #111 eventually be installed on :hese farms. Even though this has been a jusy year so far, many farm- irs are planning work for the remainder of the year. More conservation practices will' be completed the rest of the year than have been completed to date. Not only do these practices improve soil conditions, surface drainage and farming operations, but the appearance of the countryside is improved. Unsightly sore spots and potential insect breeding areas are eliminated. very gregarious, meet charming persons. You are also able to garner the data you require. Keep busy and you find yourself a happier person. GEMINI-(May 21 to June 21) Your financial structure needs augmenting so be sure to concentrate on that and get advice from bankers, etc. Take ;he time to look over your real estate. See where to make improvements in good taste. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) A positive, happy attitude is needed if you want to make the most favorable impression on others. Fine day for meetings of all kind. The educational are care yQU do not ge trapped into saying what you do not really mean where an attachment is concerned. Be more sure of your charm. Use it to impress those in business and get ahead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 31 to Feb 19) You have some duties to perform that nobody else can do for you, so get busy and postpone being with new acquaintances. Taking treat ments you need bring adde vim. Follow orders wit'h djs patch. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20 A day for having a good tim since others are more respon Jjtar ~/rooy..~ There's Safety in Numbers V <HcNnfkl WmdleMt UM.) lllllllffl'BBIWllumu.rmiimllllllliUIIMIlW 11111 'DEAR ABBY; My husband and I were married six month ago and two months later he was drafted and stationed in California. We had gone steady since high school so naturally I assumed that I was the only girl in his life. Yesterday, while cleaning out our car, I found a little black book full of girls' names and addresses. Should I let him know about this, or should I forget about it? SICK AT HEART DEAR SICK: If it's going to bother you, and apparent- it is, ask your husband to explain it. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. There's safety in numbers. Besides, if a name and number meant anything to a man, he'd have them taltoed on his brain. cationai are particularly neipim i - - •«,„,,„ T to you and others. Have a happy i P lan « ts are wlth ^] interchange of ideas, conversa- ^^eep busy at them and all is fine for you in the future tion. LEO (July 22 to. Aug. 21) Fine day for preparing for any projects you have in mind and you find that experts have much data to proffer right now. Take the time to assist one in trouble. This also helps you with own problems. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Ideal day for getting together with those friends who are most congenial at whatever is mutually pleasurable. Put your ideas across with acumen. Others are very receptive to them. Be charming. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY he, or she, will be one of those fascinating people who will be able to accomplish almost anything the heart is set on, but you must first teach not to be so overly-sensitive. Objective thinking is the answer here. Public utilities and the like are best for your progeny to be connected with, or whatever brings him, or her, in direct contact with the public in general. Send to college. Crusading knights allowed copies of their shields to be hung outside better taverns as rec ommendations to future travel ers. grown under the high intensitie of the West, tiiey literally fruit themselves to death. A heavy boll' load early in the season tends to break the plant down and requires special care to salvage a respectable yield. The Western varieties minimize the high light factor by being overly sensitive to low light intensity. When the Western cottons are grown in the South, they generally give excessive sheds and the resulting plans are very tall and give distinct harvesting problems. SEAT COVER SALE 420 Sets For Only $12.50 to $30 INSTALLED CLEAR PLASTIC Seat Covers — 58 Sets $20jnst. GILBERTS 600 E. Main — PO 3-6742 FRUSTRATION ON THE FARM PRAGUE (AP) - Farmers have a slim chance of marrying, the Czechoslovak paper Ze- medelske Noviny wrote, because girls consider farm work inferior and f a r m e r s undesirable mates. The paper complained about the "silly ideals" of the girls and w.orried about the state ot mind of the farmers who can not find a harmonious family life. It said these men eventually lose confidence in people, in society and eventually in themselves. DEAR ABBY: My son, Nick is marrying a girl I'll call "Joan" soon. Joan wants Flo to stand up for her. Nick doesn't like Flo because while he was away in service, Joan started drinking and smoking and running wild, and it was Flo who got her started on this path. When Nick got home Joan cried, said she was sorry, still loved him, and she promised to behave,'so they went ahead with their plans to marry. Nick told Joan he doesn't want Flo in the wedding .party. Joan says it's HER wedding, and Joan is her best .friend and she wants her. Nick says it's HIS wedding, too, and he doesn't want Flo's picture in his wedding album o remind him all his life of he trouble she caused. Who s right? Doesn't my son have omething to say about this? NICK'S MOTHER DEAR MOTHER: Your son should have something to say about it, but if he isn't saying it loudly enough to be heard, that's HIS problem. Perhaps Nick is putting all the blame on Flo, when Juan is partly responsible. But regardless, if Flo is in the wedding party against Nick's wishes, he and Joan will be starting down the aisle on the wrong foot. But this is strictly Nick's battle. And no one else should fight it for him. an u.m.miiniuymiiiii'iiii. '' pastor. I tried that and drew a blank. _, AT SWORDS' POINTS DEAR AT: B you can prove that your c' a r g e t against the boy are valid, surely your wife, who i» equally interested in your daughter's welfare would support you. Something is cockeyed here. Either you dislike the boy without good reason, or your wife and daughter are a pair of nitwits. CONFIDENTIAL TO "AWARE" IN ATLANTA: If you're always the first to see the dirt, Perhaps you ought to clean your glasses. Troubled? -Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Gal, 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. ' ~" : For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding,", send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. '£ DURABLE BOB MITCHUM sits tall in the saddle for "The Way West." The filming of the prize-winning novel by A. B. Guthrie puts him in the role of a wagon train scout on the Oregon Trail back when the West was really wild. COSTLY TELEPHONES ATHENS (AP) - The installation fee for putting in a telephone in Greece has been raised from 3,500 drachmae ($116.66) to 4,500 drachmae ($150). The ministry of finance ordered the ' increase to cover pay increases to telephone company employes. Fuller Brush Dealer Phone PO 3-1766 2008 W. Chickasawba St. Buell W. Carter, MFA Agent 607 N. 6th Next Door to Dixie Pig Phone PO 3-3361 ENROLL NOW FOR FALL CLASSES Blytheville Business College Farmer's Bank Bldg. 400 E. Main PO 3-7496 Approved by State Dept. ot education Approved for Veteran's Training Day Classes Begin Sept. 12 Mon. - Fri. 8:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. COURSES OFFERED General Clerical — Junior Accounting Secretarial — Stenographic Fret Bulletins Sen* on Request P.O. Box 503 Nig/it Classes Also Availahb ALL WAYS BEST DEAR ABBY: What is a father supposed to do when lis 17 - year - old daughter insists on going with a boy he doesn't like or trust? For two years I have fought with both my wife and daughter over this kid. And I mean fought. I am about ready to m v ve out of the house. I simply cannot stand the sight of him or the ound of his name. He has bragged all over about how much he gets away with, and I just don't trust him. I trust our daughter, but not him. He has caused her to lie to her mother and me, too. Don't advice talking to our HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE C«*. 1430 Oni;m &*« °hn bfrmobl* i Tennerae* 0»l) toi Free Consultutlon insurance for Estate Planning Key Man 'annership an Corporation Group Pension R*tir» lib. |70 2lbs.$3.35 ; MANY ASSORTMENTS -• TO GIVE AND ENJOY BARNEY'S ; 2006 W. Main • PO 3-3991 HI-WAY DRUG 1201 W. Main - PO 3-7041 OWENS DRUG 523 N. IGth - PO 2-2024 Got Termites: Call ACME! Don't Want Termites? Call ACME! PO 3-3280 ACME TERMITE CO. John Tyront in tires today! Size 7.50 x 14 $095 i each 2 for $19.50 BURNETT ROYAL TIRE SERVICE S. Hwy. 61 — PO 3-8M2

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