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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 16, 1949
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SEPTEMBER 18, 194* •LTTHEnLLB (AM.)' COUSH* NEWS PAGE NTNB Arkansas Field Crops are Good Sept. 1 Indications Point to State's Fourth Largest Harvest The State and Federal Crop Reporting Service, In Us weekly report on state crops this week, reported that as of Sept. I indications pointed to the fourth largest total production of field crops in Arkansas' agricultural history. ^A soybean crop of 4.572.000 bush- ^fs'is virtually assured, the report said. This is ,11 per cent smaller than the 1949 crop. Acreage is down and indicated yields is slightly lower. A corn crop of 28.350.000 bushels was In prospect on Sept, 1, the service said. This year's crop Is H per cent under the 1948 crop due to a reduced acreage and slightly lower yields. The indicated yield per acre for the state is 25 bushels which Is one and one half bushels below the 1948 record yield but above any other year. The present high yields are attributed to relatively favorable weather, increased use of hybrid seed and improved cultural practices, the report said. Hay crops throughout most of the state turned out unusually well and the total production is placed at 1.693.000 tons. Yields approached those of last year but a smaller acreage was harvested this year. like prospects .improved during August and production Is expected to reach 19.737.000 bushels. This is • bout the same as the preliminary estimate of the 1948 crop, which appears somewhat low. The state's commercial apple crop of 675.000 bushels is 19 per cent above the 1948 crop. August weather was favorable for grapes and the 11.900 ton crop Is somewhat larger than lndica l --1 a month ago. The production of peaches was ittiree per cent smaller than the £.1948 crop but the fruit was of better quality. The pecan crop Is forecast at 4,270,000 pounds. Swedish Farm Youth to Visit North Missco Filip Weidman. n student from Sweden In America now as part of the Youth Exchange'Program.-Is scheduled lo be in North Mississippi County, about October 1. Keith J. Bilbrey. county agent, said today. The Swedish student has already visited several Arkansas counties and will Include several others before returning to his homeland Previously this summer Miss Margaret Ann Luscombe, an English girl, visited In Blvtheville ».« juest of the Rotary Club, under the same program. Alice Rl'th Oilliam. an Arkansas girl who was In England and Europe last slimmer, also was a gue«t in BlythevHIe relating her cxper- icnces. -^While (lie two students are In Wlnerica, there is an Arkansas County girl touring In some foreign C T try "' 1<l<!r the Program, and will probably make reports to various 4-H and farm groups upon her return. *^ While in Mississippi County. Filip In his early twenties, will be the guest of the A. C. Duclos family at Promised Land. The exchange system was organized lo give ...rm youth from var. lous countries a chance to visit similar homes in forcien countries and to compare farming and living nROlt Russians Are Unhappy With U.S. Education MOSCOW -Mv- The Teachers Gazette has a'.-cnscrt the United States of a "pedagogical expansion." ^This kind o[ expansion, the paper ^id, is manifested above all in the systematic spreading of Amcrl- can schools and higher educational establishments in South America, Mrica, Asia and Europe. "Tliese educational establish- Farm Price Support Program Covers Loans, Purchases and U.S. Commitments to Buy Crops (Note: This Is the .second of * series on the government's price support operations. • B.T William Fen-h CHICAGO. Sept. 16. (API — The government today is supporting the price of dozens of different commodities—all the way from apricots through hairy vetch to wool, The program is designed to prevent a disastrous break In farm prices. For many of the commodities, the Agriculture Department Is required by law to make' support loans, purchases or purchase agreements. For some it it not so required. The extent of (he program is without parallel in American history. With the coming of the harvest some trade source* believe thrrr | s a real possibility the government support level Vlll crmek on some commodities. Here are some of the farm products which the government is supporting, or has announced its intention to support: B a r 1 e y—Supported at $1.C9 a bushel, eijual to 72 per cent of parity, by purchase agreements and loans. There are now 7,363,755 bushels from this year's" crop under loan. Last year 49,153.804 bushels were given support. This is not a crop the department must support un- deMaw. Kence. It's part of the non- mandatory -program. Beans—Will be supported at 80 per cent of parity by loans and purchases. Actual price supports have 7iot been announced yet. This commodity must, under law, receive price support. Hence, it's part of the mandatory program. Butler Buyers Profit Butler—Supported at 90 per cent of parity by direct purchases from either producers or handlers. Support price originally was S7 to 59 cents a pound, but recently was raised from 60 to 62 cents. Through Sept. 1 the government had bought 62,536,426 pounds, mostly after the support price was raised. Large speculative profits have been made by handlers in the butter program. Knowing the support price was going to be raised, they bought at a lower price this summer, stored the buter. and now are handing It over to the government. This is a mandatory support program. Chickens—Will be supported at 90 per cent of parity. Prices have liol been announced yet. Mandatory. Corn—Supported by Inans and purchase aercements at 90 per cent of parity. Actual support price has not been announced yet. Fanners placed 555,634507 bushels from the 1948 croo under loan, an all-time record. This grain is now stored In fa'rni cribs under loan, an all-time record. This grain Is now stored in farm cribs, commercial elevators, and government bins. Corn presents a headache to the dcoartmcnt because there may not be enough room to store all the new crop. Mandatory. Cotton — Will be supported by- loan at an average price of 29.42 rents a pound, 90 per cent of par- It v. From the IMS crrm. the department acquired 3.7P3.561 bale*. The cost of supnortinc thfs crop ivaj approximately ttM.OM.MO. Mandatory. Cheese—Supported by purchases at 31.75 cents a pound for grade A Cheddar, or 90 per cent of parity. Through Sept. 1 tile government had bouaht 4.992,594 pounds. The prorram started only recently, after Great Britain cut down its nur- chases of American cheese. Non- mandatory. Cottonseed—Will be supported at 90 per cent of parity, set at S4*\50 a ton. Non-mandatory. Crop Seed — Supported by ont- rielit purchases for various types at different prices. Included in this ara hairy vetch, common "vetch wilamette vetch, crimson clover blue lupine, common ryegra^s. Austrian winter peas and rough grass Nt PURINA POUtt CHOW menls," said the paper, "are converted into outposts of American •democracy,' and active executors of American Ideology an d American policy." Non-mandatory. EJSBS—Supported al M per cent of parity by purchases of dried egga from driers. Ttie driers must certify they have paid 35 cents a dozen on the farm for th« fresh eggs. Through Sept. 1 Uie department hart bought 58.429.120 pounds of dritcl whole eggs. Mandatory. Hay Seed—Supported «t 90 per eent of purity by direct purchases. Included are various types of alfal- f». lespedew, clovers, grasses and range grasses. All are supported al different prices. Non-mandatory. Hogs _ Will be supported at 90 per cent of parity, If needed, IhLi autumn and winter. Actual support prices not announced yet. The de- purtment plans to operate this program bp buying dressed pork, keep- in? It hi cold storage warehon.'ie.s. Prices are now above 90 per cent of parity and support.will not be necessary if they remain there Man- datorj. Milk—Supported by purchase of non-fat drv milk solids. Price is 12.75 rents a pound for spray type and 11.50 cents a pound for roller type. Through Sept. i the department had bouRhl 91.091.875 pounds of snray type nnd 81037.764 pounds of roller type. Milk al-.o h suonort- ed Indirectly thron-rh the butter and cheese programs. Mandatory. Oats—Supported by loans and agreements at 69 cents, or 70 per emit of parity. Trnis far thla year, 2.142.F>55 bushel's have obtained supnort. Last year the total was 23,27f\739. Non-Mandatory. 1'otatn Prn^ram Exncnf,ive Potatoes — Supported by purchases from growers or dealers at | 60 per cent of parity, prices varying by prade.s. Last year's crop was supported at 80 per cent of parity. Potatoes were amon gthe first commodities to need support after the war. Xfore money was lost on sun- portil'.g them In the 1347 and 1948 fiscal years, during the postwar inflation, than on an yother commo- dltv. Mandatory. Rice—Supported at 13.96 a hundred pounds, or 90 per cent of parity. None from this year's crop Is under loan or purchase agreements thus far. Mandatory. Tobacco—Supported by loans at . 90 per cent of parity, which equals i 42 12 cents a pound on flue-cured types. Prices are above the loan level and production ts controlled by marketing quotas. Last year, 100,000.000 pounds were placed in the loan. Mandatory. Turkeys—Will be supported this autumn at 31 cents a pound, erjual to 90 per cent of parity. Mandatory. Wheat — Supported at $1.05— bushel, or 90 per cent of parity, by loans and purchase agreements. Through July 30 at total of 62.214,861 bushels were obtaining support. Last year 343,350,033 bushels gol support. Mandatory. Manila Farmer Explains Wav to Save Vetch Seed Claude Lancaster, Manila farmer, believes he has found a better | way to save vetch seed. He reported his (ind to the SoSls Management Committee in BlvtlievHle this week. He described It this way: A vetch crop does not mature evenly, it .seems. When the bottom seed are mature the top Is green. When the top Is mature the bottom seeds are shattered out. Tf the bottom crop Is good enough to save, the green tops make it exceedingly difficult to combine. Mr. Lancaster harvested 500 pounds of vetch srcd per acre last spring by first sowing wheat with the .vetch t« help hold It off the ground, and then cutting the vetch and wheat and windrowlng it soon afterwards. Two days later, with a ptck-iip attachment to the combine, the thrashing was successful, because the vetch tops had dried out. Norn Mississippi County Farmers Builang Storage Space for Soybeans Many tlmsand bushels of soy-t be«n» cai bt *U>rKl on North MisslssIppljCounty farms tliU fall If it becomes necessary, according to Keith j Bllbrey, county agent for North lisslssippl county. Appropriately 30 farmers hive already a pied to the Commodity Credit CorjSratlon for grain storage conttru^ion loans, he said, and an undeterraned number have purchased binsliutrlght. Most purcbtes so far arc 1000 bushel unit ketal bins, the county agent said. bm« farmers bought as many asVour bins and these bins may be loved from one place to another. Other farm planning to buildings to n r«t government loan storage requln Soybean pr< in Mississippi war to over 1946. accordin ricullural Ecc cause of the are remodeling or lode! existing farm rents, he said, uctlon mushroomed County during the ,000,000 bushels In to Bureau of Ag- amies figures. Bc- ilmlted demand for oil beans durlri' that period, none of the farmersfhad soybean storage facilities oni'arms. Firmer luiJdi Bins Last year, tha county's Soybean Planning Commftee work and started a campaign to provide some soypan storage. They used as a basis fir their campaign the opinion of I soybean experts that soybeans «t actually most profitable of all fa;m crops to slore. Lawrence Woodtard of near Kel: ser has construct*! a 2.400-busheI | storage house Is which to put i his 1949 crop, [iccordtug to D. V. Malooch, countj agent for South Mississippi Count} The building Is divided into six 6ns. each with a capacity of 400 bdhels. Mr. woori- ard wanted sevekl bins so he could keep different seed varieties seperated, Mr. Maboch explained. Since much of rte building material was salvage* from an old house on his farm, instruction cost was relatively smil. walls were strongly -reinforced \U> resist pressure of the stored Wraln. To simplify the \ob of getting the beans into ana out of tile structure, Mr. Woorini bought a portable elevator whfch can move from bin to bin. \ Sheriff's Bloodhound Disappoints Officers, Then Wins Blue Ribbon OKLAHOMA CtTY, Sept. 18. tP) — Sheriff Newt Burns took It stoli- ly when the station house gan? ribbed him about Dan — his blood. hound that refused to follow In i prisoner's footsteps. Dan went in training at the McAlester Stnle Penitentiary, but was reported "as deaf as a post." He flunked all his courses on howtto sniff and shoop. So Dan was brought home ind the sheriff was downhearted. The ribbing at the station grew more Intolerable — "a bloodhound that can't hear and isn't worth Uv scent he's following." Then Dan was entered in a do Diversified Farming Gets New Emphasis MEMPHIS Sept. 16 — The llvr. slock side of diversified farmi'x, Is to be emphasized at the 1949 Mid-South Pair and Livestock Show, which opens here September 22 and continues through October 1. It was disclosed tilts week. More educational exhibits will be on display and more attractions (or enterttinment will be presented this year than ever before. Methods of bandllnK Mie crowds «t the turnstiles and on the grounds fill be Improved. Adequate parking 'acuities within the Fairgrounds will be available. Farmers, stockmen, dairymen ami homemakers will lake home more premium money than ever before Sharing In more than $50.000 lo I>rl7e money and special awards wilt be hundreds ot Junior farmers— 4-H Club boys and Rhls and Future Farmers of America. Spotl<nhtcrt al the Fnlr will he (he Ail-American Jersey Cuttle Show, Junior Exposition and S : ,F< : ' of Stars. In which between 8in ami 1.000 of the finest Jersey CK'.*I- in North America will be pnrrul—l <n the show ring. Prizes In the Jr v-v Show alone total $12.500 In a i (ion fo M cups ami trophies nnd dozens of rosettes, banners and ribbons. In the Sale of stars, 55 hcnd of cattle, both bulls and females rcn- rcsenllnf> Iho finest Jersey bloodlines in the United states and Canada, will BO on the auction block Tills sale will offer Mid-South' Jersey breeders, dairymen and prospective dairymen an cxr'cllenl opportunity to obtain foundation stock. The sale will be held Sulur- dav, Oct. 1. Former Governor McCord of Tennessee will be the auctioneer. The Tennessee Jersey Cattle Club also will hold Its annual sale the same dav. and will offer some 50 head—all females—at auction. This sale will be at 7 p.m. Opening day will see the greatest display of livestock ever assembled »t a Tennessee exposition, nccord- Inif to Wallace Bryan, superintendent of the Livestock Department now the iauglilcr has show, and stopped. Hie bloodhound won a blue ribbon ns the best of his breed, and also a class A citation as the best of the hounds entered In the show. The sheriff Is happy, but silent. He doesn't want the gang to get wise—Dan was the only bloodhound in the show. Farm Income In State Was Up During '49 WASHINGTON, Sept. 16. (/ft — Arkansas was one of the few stales «t the nation to show Increased 'arm Income In the fijsl seven months of 1949. The Agriculture Department an- nounced yesterday llmt for the nation, farm Income from Jitmiary through July was SU.023,011,000 as compared with J15,434,5«9,000 in the corresponding months la 1948, Iowa hnd the largest Income of any state, $1.109,072,000 this year, but that total was a drop of $151,822.000 from last year. States showing larger farm Income this year included: Arkansas $221,163.000 as compared to $173,381.000; Louisiana SH2.520,- 000 Blld 1140.97.000 and Mississippi $238,064,000 and Jl(M,78(i.OOO. LUT1,E ROCK, Sept, -- rhe price dispute between Uttl« Rock milk distributors and Central Arkansas producers has been settled. Dr. T. M. nick, manager of th. 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