The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1949 · Page 19
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 19

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 4, 1949
Page 19
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1949 BVYTHEVILLE < ARK,) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Growers of Cotton Face Necessity of Trimming Their Production Costs Charles Brogdon, farmer who' lives south of' BIylheville on U. S. Highway 61, has tried just about every mechanical innovation that has been made for the cotton fanner and his experience has led him to some very definite conclusions about cotton fanning 1. Cheaper cotton, grown at less cost, is needed to help cure the longtime ill of the crop—large surpluses. : . . , 2. Mechanisation is coming to the cotton field but won't arrive overnight. Brigdoii 1 " Among the things Mr. has used in farming about 300 acres this year are the mechanical cotton picker, flame cutivator, mech- kjjptcnl cotton chopper and the IPiemtcal weed and D rass killer which Is being; perfected by another Mississippi County farmer. Q. I,. White. Expects Improvements , .In sizing up his operations with this variety of equipment, he Is convinced that all can be useful and that with Improvements they'll probably be commonly accepted by farmers in the Luture. "The first cotton gins weren't entirely satisfactory nut the gins are now capable of doing a competent job," he pointed out. Similarly, he thinks it will lake time to bring a fully mechanical cultivating and harvesting process to the cotton farmer.' In regard to' the mechanical cotton picker, which he has used successfully, Mr. Brogdon stated tliat it probably will take a combination of factors to make the picker generally successful. 'Grass and weed control is one important factor. Another is the placement of bolls on the stalk. Mr. Brogdon' used a flame cultivator this year In an attempt to bring the cotton up farther oh the stalk. the higher cotton although It wil pick that which Is next to tin :round. Must Meet Competition In regard to the price of th crop, Mr. Brogdon, and many othe planters and cotton men agree, Is o the opinion that It should be low ered—when the cheaper cultivatio and harvesting processes permit- EC that it might compete wit cheaply produced foreign cotto and the growing synthetic fibre In dustry, perhrps cotton's most dan gerous competitor. To substantiate his belief tha cotton will have to be produce \The picker does a better job on . more cheaply, Mr. Brogdon poin Thursday - Friday - Saturday On Our Entire Stock ol SUITS & TOPCOATS All Sales Cash! 3 Days Only HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR BLYTHEVILLE at DREIFUS Values up to $10°° in a Sensational COTTON COAT—Cotton ccn for a sophtstlcaled date coat that is adaptable for day or evening. Sty led'on princess lines, It has the popular shawl collar and belted back. By Connie Adams. Velveteen hat by Betmar. to figures on national consumption which 'ideate that 7,798,000 bales, lowest amount since 1939, will be consumed in tjie United States this year. - ; National consumption figures have shoved a steady drop during the past two years. "Mississippi County, with Its favorable growing conditions and level land, sliauld be about as good p as any to begin experiment ing iti trying to lower farming costs," Mr. Brogcton said. Woman'sPenal Institution May Be Moved LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Transfer of the Arkansas Women's Reformatory to the Cummins Slate Prison Farm will be recommended to the 1951 legislature. A joint meeting of the contro boards of the reformatory and penitentiary yesterday adopted a resolution recommending that the re formatory he separated from Ih Arkansas Girls Training School ape moved to the penitentiary. V The two female correctional Insti tutions are now located next to each other at : -AIexander, 16 miles southwest of liittle Rock. The boards also appointed a committee to survey farm operations a Alexander to determine the advis ability of discontinuing the farm Tne committee Is to report to th penitentiary board's Oct. 5 meet Ins. Of interest to motorists Is _ new automobile steering wheel, adjustable to meet'the needs of both tall and short drivers. Adjustment, is made by means of two sleeves, ne sliding" telescoplcally within the other. • : , - You've always dreamed of owning genuine tterling silver. You've always wanted la give fine quality glfli. NOVV1 THIS ii your opportunity lo realii th* greatest savings In years. Come in early for best selection. USE YOUR CREDIT!, Mni:l Drmi'iis ... ni STORES IN BLYTHIVILLE. MEMPHIS AND DYERSBUR6 Thursday, Friday, Saturday only Sheer, Clear Reg .$1.25 Values 51 Gauge-15 Denier Smart Fall Shades 59c 3 Days Only! The VOGUE 210 E. Main Phone 2906

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