The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 24
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 24

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
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''-..PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS » f More Livestock Urged for South •Prosperity in Future May Hinge on Acres Devoted to Pastures If the Soiilh Is to continue to prosper, according to a recent editorial .appearing in the Progressive Farmer, farmers should turn (o the • Production of more livestock. In the editorial, Clarence Poe «dl(or, suggested that if the farm- Ing regions nre -to make Hie best usage of their land, they should depend less on cash crops and more 'on. livestock, dairying and poultry. The editorial follows: Are yon growing exactly the thlngs-you want to be growing for tin next 10 years—the next 20 ye«rs? If not, and you would like to keep more milk cows, more hogs, more beef cattle, or more sheep— ;set started now. What your farm produces this year and next may determine what it will b« allowed to produce for years (hereafter. Cotton is piling up on us. So next year th« Government will tell you 'to plant less. How much you can put In rill largely depend on how .inany acrgs you have been growing , in the past. Guard Against Idle Acrps Sooner or later America will also have •. too-, much milk, too much beef, too much pork, and too many chickens. When this happens, the Government mny tell you how many hogs you can keep, or how many .chickens you can glow. Your allotment* will depend on how many you have and, have had in the past. .Time .for Southern, farmers to get started in livestock may be fast running out. Don't get caught holding the bag—In this case, idle .»cres. . . '•'•., ; Cotton especially seems fast •heading back Into the same life- «nd-death struggle that was going 'On before the war came along. A Jot of light bulbs are being burned but In wishington and ehewheie, trying to figure out, what lies ahead. Of one thing, though, we are certain: Next year we. won't be nble to plant as much cotton as this year Then we'll probably plant less .-the next year, B nd less the next year, and so on, . ..'. ; But the South can afford to plant . Jess cotton jf sve will .only set out . to make use of ihe South's climate «nd pasture .•opportunities and set Out to supply the ; South's '.own needs for more. meat, milk, eggs, ind poultry. Del. us see: ; 1. As long as a big part of the Binlt used In our cities Is shipped from the North,' vie' can afford to 1 jdd more millc cow's and piantj less •often. • : . -•-. - .';'.'. ., 2. As long «'• most of the eggs ••ten In Soufherp cities are shipped from the North and West, we - can afford to add more hens and plant less cotton. -'.''"' ••' 3. As long as we can turn hogs In » corn or grain sorghum field and the hogs will. pay twice as Jnuch for the grain us the market, we can afford to add more hogs and plant less cotton. ' 4. As long as we can turn grass into beef on year-round pastures, we cnn nf/ord to sdd r'ore bcpf cattle and plant less cotton. Very fortunately for the South, it may possibly be several years before America produces such a surplus of livestock, dairy, and poultry products as to justify quota.?. Dr. B. T. Slmms, DSDA animal Industry chief has heen quoted its saying that America will need to keep its level of livestock prorluc- t'on 35 per cent above 10 years ago. The sniiie general opinion was expressed in a recent speech by Dr. W. I. Myers, dean of the Cornell College of Agriculture, at the recent American Plant Food Council meeting; Speaking of the livestock situation, Dean Myers stated that livestock numbers have not increased as fast as population and that livestock per person Is approach- Ing an all-time* low. In the last 60 years there have been only five years-during the drouth of the 30s when per capita numbers were lower than now. . .There Is an important job ahead if we are to continue to provide a high quality diet for our growing population In the face of these trends. The only ways to avoid declining per capita supplies of milk, eggs, meat, and other products are greater efficiency or increased imports. Even with high efficiency much more feed will tie required for livestock if our food standards are to be maintained for an increasing population. Facing: Golden Opportunity Here, to our way of thinking, lies Kremlin's Offensive Against Vatican Is Expected to Grow vers for the creation of * "Catholic Action" rival to the Vatican. But since his return to France he appears to have undergone a change of heart. He has repeated conferences with his superior. Monslgnor Bossart. Although no official announcement has been niade . and perhaps none will be, it Is said Abbe Boull«r may give up politics and possibly retire to a monastery. • Meantime the havoc stlred by the conflict between church and state Is becoming Jncreasinyly bitter In' Eastern Europe. A leader of the Polish undergound military force.1, who has Jusl reached Pails, report* several armed clashes between Catholic peasants and special "anll- religloiu" squads. Scores are said lo have died In these skirmishes. • "Nepotism" means, favoritism to relatives. Fulbright Asks Better Weevil Control Mithods WArtlNGTON _WV- Senator Fulbright (D-Ark) has asked the Agriculture Department to Investigate the effectiveness of various methods used to control boll weevils For some reason, he said, control, methods apparently haven't been as affective this year as In the paat few years. "Possibly It Is became of the weather," he said. "There's been a lot o( rain and tills may have washed off th epolsons sprayed on the cotton plants just at the wrong time. But whatever the -eason I am asking Secretary Brannan to look Into the matter." CHANGE OF KACK: France's Abbes Jean Houlicr was a lop Communist figure when he chatted with 1'nulctle Dcscun of "Fighter* for Frenlom" i »t the Keil "1'cate Congress- In Paris last spring.. Now he's changed ! and ilcclileif to accept Vatican authority. By I,ron Dennen NKA Special Correspondent PARIS (NBA)—The Kremlin's offensive against the Vatican is expected to grow stronger despite the havoc wrought among Moscow's Western European followers by the Pope's decree ex-communicating active Communist.;. Russian leaders have Inirt careful plans to force a new split in Roman Catholicism through the organization of pro-Communist. "Catholic Action" groups in Western Europe. This effort comas on top of the successful Communist campaigns against Catholic power In Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Albania, and the South's golden opportunity. The answer to the nation's need for more meat, milk, nnd eggs rs not in increased imports from foreign countries, as Denn Myers suggested, but Increased 'production right, here in the South. While the nation still needs more livestock, dairy, and poultry products. Southern farmers must move in—move In quickly—and help supply this need. If we fail to do so, then producers in other sections will fill up the gap as last as they can. Then later on when quotas are imposed/It will 3e'too late for the South lo cash h on Its tremendous natural advantages for year-round pastures and Increased hay and grain production. Someone has said that nlne- :enths of wisdom consists of heing wise In time. Tills Is certainly true of. the prese: t farm situation in the South. .The South should turn to more livestock—and turn quickly— vhite there is tlim. But feed production must come first. Honce our No. I need Is for record-breaking owlngs of crimson nnd other clovers, alfalfa, and other pasture, win- 'cr grazing, and hay crops this lull. the current drive lo crush independent Catholic authority In Czechoslovakia, i Moscow's ambitions recently suf- ! fcrcd a serious setback, howeter. when Abbe Jean Bouller of France, a staunch backer of the Communist Parly, decided to accept the authority of the Vatican anil submit to cimrch. discipline. Tlie strange case of Abbe Bouller typifies Ihe contusion now reljn- ing In religious and Iniellectual circles In Western Bin-ops. He is a devout Catholic with » laudable anti-Nazi resistance record. As spiritual guide o( the "progressive Catholics" of France, he re, cenlly visited Prague where, according to reliable Comlnfprm sources, he conferert with (he.Krem- lin'* "expert" on religious affairs, Mikhail Susloff, Along with the "Red Dean" of Canlerbuy and Abbe Jan Nepbmuk Plojhar, Czechoslovak health minister nov: In Moscow, Abbe Jean Houlier Is said to have been rated 'a I key figure in the Comlnform at- [ tempt to enlist Protestant backing j for a world-wide struggle against Catholicism. Thai strategy, incidentally, called for extending the Protestant-Catholic schism to the western hemisphere. In this frantic move to gain allies against the Pope, tile Kremlin apparently is ready to offer an olive .branch to Protestant churches, especially In the United States and Great Britain. Cominform OB-' serves say one gesture ot "good will" could bo a pardon for Protestant ministers recently Jailed in Bulgaria. * • * While .still in Prague, Abbe Bouller publicly defied the Pope's antl- Communfst edict. He endorsed the Czechoslovak government's inancu- The GIFT SHOP OF THE MID-SOUTH FOR OVER 50 YEARS The Name on flic Rnx Adds Much • To the Value— Jiiil Nothing lo (he Cos I. _ GEO - T - HKOJWA.V, Inc., Main a( Monroe, Memphis CITY AND FARM LOANS. SALES . MANAGEMENT. APPRAISALS E. D. Schumacher, Pres. E. P. Schumacher, V.-Pres. Karl M. Blancfiard, V.-Pr«i. J. B. Simmons, Sec.-Trtai. United Service & Research, Inc. Mortgage Bankers - Realtors 81 MadJion Bldg. S-5303 ' M.mphi,, Tenn. Tel. 5-5969 Madison Weavers 22 S. Third Sr. Re-Weaving - Alternatons - Repairing - Joseph Gainsburg Memphis, T,nn. Former Gamblers Form Anonymous Organisation To Ban Horse Racing LOS ANGELES -M>)_ Now there's t Gamblers Anonymous. Tlie idea behind the organization Is slmi liar lo Alcoholics Anonymous, carl Newman, Spoi£«m«n-l«»der oi a A., disclosed. Gamblers Anonymous popped lii- '° i .. plc ! 1 ;' '« for the first lime M h ine riling oi an lulUatlve petition to ban horse racing In California. "1 don't mind telling the world 1 dropped a fortune on the horses," said Newman. "Most oi the other persons In this organization are In the same boat ' 'MONDAY. OCTOBER 8, 1949 light. We're Just llelt Alcoholics Anonymous, except th»t our down- rail *a» horse ;•« betting." Newmtn tald all member* of tin group prefer to remain unidentified, but that a.A., Includes merchants, civlo and church leaden, They an united In feeling, Newman said that horse racing Is "the king oj rickets. Oklahoma Approved Alfalfa New crop premium grade, the highest there is, and of course, U. S, veil- fied origin. Ready for delivery. SOUTH AFRICAN ALFALFA HAIRY VETCH—AUSTRIAN PEAS I'MA standard requirements. Ready for delivery. Ortfied Auburn Crimson Clover Autauga Receding Crimson Clover White Clover Imported Dallis Grass Ky, 3t Fescue Grass Ualbo Itye Fayette Barley Mo. B.'irly Hurley Cet'l. Vifc'o Wheat RUSSELL-HECKLE SEED CO. NOW IN OUR NEW HOME—29 LINDEN AVENUE Phone 8-B950 .. . . „, Memphis, Tenn. Branch Store, Cleveland, Miss.—Phone 646 CUR DCLICICU/ HCME CCCIKi-NG , TCC! TRY IT - YOU'LL ENJOY IT . • CCTTCN IJ HEEE! It'll be a gala event in Blytheville this week when the world's champion Cotton Picker of 1949 is awarded the blge ribbon. and when you taste the delicious, wholesome foods we serve, you'11. say they're likewise a blue ribbon winner. While in town, make it a point to eat at rhe Razorback. You'll enjoy the finest food in an atmosphere of friendliness and comfort. RAZORBACK DRIVE-IN . ,

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