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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE 8B.YGN' a r me r arm Problem s Big Issue .Agricultural Men ft Strew Need for Careful Planning North Mississippi County farm- B, like others throughout the ounti-j. must make a decision on he kind of national agricultural program they want for the future, County Agent Keith Btlbrey em- jhasized yesterday. But before choosing any pro- tram, either currently in effect or proposed for the future, they should carefully study the needs for farm eglslatton for any likely pitfalls i the program, Mr. Bilbrey urged "Protection against sudden, dras- ic price drops Is uppermost in most 'armers' minds," he pointed out ['Some type of price support sys- lem is very Important but its cos Shouldn't be exorbitant. Otherwise [he general public might reject tin program and farmers, and later, the «'hole of America might drop baclc fnto the 'boom-bust' cycle of the jast." "Important as it is, price supper just one part of a sound, long ange farm program." Mr. Bilbrej aid. "Assistance in solving agricul ural marketing problems is essen al, too." World Trade » Factor Particular attention should be iven to farm-produced commodi ies that go into world trade, M Silbrey explained. "For Instance w j* currently interested in the pos He export of nearly 4.000,000 br\1e 11 cotton from the 1949 crop. Pro- luction in excess of domestic neec :an usually be sold to other coui lies—providing tliey are permit ed, through trade arrangement, to obtain dollars to exchange fo American goods." A good program should certain! encourage farm production, that n line with demand. Mr. Bilbre said. And he added that the pn jram should not slow down rv stop changes in livestock and cro Nation's Spring *ig Crop Shows 5 Per Cent Jump WASHINGTON, June 24. W> — taring out earlier forecasts of tgger pork supplies to come, an iriculturc department survey has ut the 1949 spring pig crop at. 59.10,000 head. This Is an increase of 5 per cent over last year's spring rop. Spring pigs will provide the ountry's pork supply during the Mining fall and winter. The large supplies of pork will * offset to some extent, how- ver, by smaller supplies of beef .nd lamb. At the same lime, the depart- nent forecast a 1949 fall pig crop if a&out 37,000,000 head This compares with the 194S tall crop of 3.995,000 head, rail pigs will go to ilaughter market in the spring and summer of 1950. The survey supported prediction.* by Secretary of Agriculture Bran- lan that heavy fall and winter marketing of hogs may force producer prices below an average leve' of $16.50 for 100 pounds guaranteed the government. The production of pigs by major producing states in the 1949 : 1948, respectively, spring sea-son 11949 estimated) included: Missouri 3.5«3,OCO and 3.060,000 Arkansas 781,OCO and 647.000. Good Samaritan MISSOULA. Mont.—(/P>—A Pol son woman visiting here recently re turned to her car to find a slip o paper under the windshield and a once feared a traffic summons, fn stead, It was a note from som thoughtful and anonymous passer by who had written: "Your left rear tire is almost flat production thai are leading to more balanced agriculture. Another factor to consider, M Bilbrey pointed out, is that onl about one-half of America's n? tional farm program should he' make possible the employment of some rural youth in non-agricultural work. WHICH WAY THIS TIME7 Summer Mulch on Garden Keeps Moisture In and Helps Plants Grow U. of A. Specialist On Insects Plans Poultry Course To be Offered At Arkansas U. The annual poultry short course of (he University of Arkansas will bf given In Fayettevllle June 27 U> July 1. 'It Is an outstandln; school (or anyone who wanUs to learn iwul- try bu.sine.ts and problems." Coun- iy Agent Keith Bilbrey said. | In connection with the shod j course, the annual meeting of the i Arkansas Poultry Improvement Association wilt b* Thursday and Friday. June 2« and M. W. S. Pollard. extension poultryman (or Ihe University, anpounced. Collejte of Agriculture faculty of Hie University of Arkansas, including Dean L. S. Ellis, oulstand- iilK. poultrynien of the state, a livestock pathologist and a poultry inspector [rom the Arkansas Livestock Sanitary Board, and [lie head of [he poultry department at Loul- mulch Is l covering laid on I crete slabs, which nr« being usertjVJSJf tO MlSSCO soil to protect lh« roots of plants. In the winter it keeps the 'rost In, and in the summer it ceeps the moisture in. As science places garden operation under critical scrutiny, the rating of summer mulching goes up. as last avs that of cultivation comes down. Mulching, say the research men, will do all the good that cultivation can, without doing harm. For the leisure-time gradener this is all to the good. It combines leisure, which all gardeners enjoy, with better gardening—» rare hook-up. And as mulching becomes more popu- nrmlchex being de- in .some sections for modern garden effect*. Now, here is a CULTIVATOR that really knocks out weeds Some folk* say a cult, v a (or ought <o "let »ir info th« •oil,** "h*lp r*tai* moutur*" *te. W« uy yon cultivate to g*t rid of we«<U. The other thing* are important, but knocking out weeds ta number one. And we'll show you the cultivator that doaa it What'* mora, tMs cultivator can H« attached to tha Ford Tractor in about • minute! Now, that It a Hl( advaBtag* . . . especially when ehanirlnf from cultivating *• mo win (t and hack again. Time surely i« money n«w. Study th« picture*! S«e now easy eulti- vatlni U with Ford Hydraulic Touch Control.' Let VB demon- strata thii cultivator for yoa . . . Rigid or | spring shank*. Russell Phillips Tractor Co. Allen Hardin, Mgr. Highway 61 South, Blythtville. lar, more veloped. La tes t l.t g round - up corn cobs, which flomU are using In their greenhouses vixen th«y can ftet il t the right price. Corn cobs are by-product of hybrid-morn seed ilanls, and are becoming plentiful nd cheap where this *eed is rown. Ground cob Is light, porous nd weed-free. If applied four riches deep around tomato plant*, between rows, 11 will keep weeds down, let both air and mois- ure Into the ground and prevent Iryinff out. But when spaded into he soil it will rob plants of nitor- •en until it i* thoroughly broken [own; so extra nitrogen should be applied, say a pound of balanced plant food to 200 square feet. 'ELIMINATES HO UNO The lovely thing about corn cob mulches—and other good mulches i .s well—is that the directions say: 'Spread it on the ground around :he plants, and then leave them alone." No more hoeing. Strange things have been discovered In tests ol mulching. Ohln state university found that grass made a good mulch, growing between the rows. Instead of a hn« the gardener IIA«A a lawn mower Newspapers, many thicknesses deep, held down by stones, af^vr well. Lawn clippings, dried firs then spread on the ground, with the first layer hoed into the soil are fine. Manure is excellent, cept for iU weed seed; others straw, salt hay (needless), pea moss, pine needles, cocoannt fiber saw-dust, burlap, dried leaves, an< frEass. yes fibre glass, which can oe obtained in blankets to Uy on bor ders In the (all and will last man years. Remember, apply a mulch OVP moist soil, Soak the soil first i the summer. And remember tha if the soil ever does dry out unde the mulch, you may have to re move the mulch to soak the so nuickly. This Is especially true o papar mulch and rock*, and con 20,612 War Vets In State Enrolled In Agri Training A lolal H.J24 World War II veterans in Arkansas entered or re- tnlered on-the-f«rm farm training during May. w. R. Lee. chiel oi the Vocational Rehabilitation and education Division of the Veterans Administration in Arkuiuas Office has reported. These additional on-farm trainees bring the total enrollment thin the Arkansas area to 20.612. Of thU number. 2530 are disabled terans receiving their farm train- f under Public Law 18, Lee said. Tlia is more than three times the >tal of Public Law 16 veterans re ivlng on-tht-job training. Le« estimated that several rnm- •ed »eteraiu In this area are waiting enrollment In classes be- kUM instructors are not available owever. this number is not ^ great today u it wa* a year ago. An insect specialist from Hie University of Arkansas will visit Mississippi County next week fo*' ill insect-scouting tour, according o Keith Bilbrey, county agent. Dr. ^Charles Lincoln, extension entomologist, will be in the north >iirt of the County Thursday. June 30. Mr. .Bilbrey snid that farmers wishing to consult Dr. Lincoln or with insect problems on their land should contact the county agent's office before next week. ost observations will be 60 cotton [>csts. Mr. Bilbrey stated. GOOD NEWS GETS AROUND FAST! JOHN DEERE "MT TRACTOR erilt of the City BUTTE, Mont.— (If}— John Dum Price, Utah, thought Butte was mighty hospitable town when a ranger entertained him in a Ipca oar. He- thought differently when reported later to police that e'd like to have them find his hoes, hat and *li—also the friends' stranger. Included on the program win be an explanation of the national poultry improvement plan, moving picture* of various phases of the industry, field work and other activities. Lumber Firm Workers To Vote on Union WARREN, Ark.. June 14. fJT Employes at Ihe Southern Lumber Company here will vote July I on whether they want a different union to represent them. The National Labor Relation* Board said the United Woodworkers of America (CIO) had asked for the election. The 400 workers at the company are currently represented by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2845 (APL). CULVERTS CONCRETE CULVERTS—ALL SIZES BLOCKS Rock Fuce — I'lain — Cinder Cinder I'arlition rilocks Pyramid (House) Blocks & Kasct Sand & Gravel • WE DELIVER • JOHNSON BLOCK CO. Hiway SI Soulh Phone 2380 Chief of Detectives of Spa Sues Sheriff and Deputy HOT SPRINGS, June 2< (iTi— Chief of, Detectives Jerry Watkiru yesterday filed suit In U. S. District Court here protesting his evic- j tlon from the O«klawn Park race track. Garland County Sheriff 1. O. Brown and Deputy Earl Fulton were named ax defendants In the lawsuit. In the complaint Walklns sairt he was ejected from the track last March 12 after he had paid his admission. He said Pulton met him at the Rate and told him he could not enter the track. Fulton, WatVins said, was acting on orders from Sheriff BIOW(. Watlcins was on the Hot Sprlnjs Police Department's retirement list but subsequently h»s been called hack to his post as chief o! detectives. Death Defying Munitions Expert Found Murdered AMARILLO. Texas. June 14 </P)— Tex Thornton, renowned, death- defying oil field trouble shooter, was founrt .slain In a tourist court here yesterday. Police said a shirt and towel Purina Fly Spray were wound tightly »boul his throat The famed explosives expert, about 80. was president of the O. S. NitroRlycerin Company of Amarillo. Justice oft he Peact G. W. Carter, said he had been killed about, midnight. CATERPILLAR DIESEL COTTON GIN ENGINES 50 TO 500 HORSE POWER J. A. RIGGS TRACTOR CO. West Memphis, Ark. Whether you farm large, medium, or • mall acreages, you'll want to see the newest tractor of the John Detre Line — the Mot/ci''MT." Its two-row capacity with small tractor economy will appeal to you. And you'll like its modern design and construction, with every proved feature you want— dual Touch-o-matic control; full Unc of Quik-Tatch working equipment, real operator comfon, e adaptability and utility, and money-saving serviceability. It costs you nothing 10 get the facts] fii-si-hand. Come in soon and sc* the] new Model "MT." Missco Implement Go. * U>d«L«A«^Bj &. 1 _ . ISouHi Highway 61 Fhon. 4434 N DEERE... B«for* KM b*com* « donqcroui proUwa IB youi hanu — tofor* 7*0 »•• many 4 them — bar* iw com* out and apply Purina Fly Spray to your barn* and animal*. It's important lo 9»t « *«tly cppk- cation of Ih* right Purina Fly Spray. H»lp* k*«p «i»im«l« up in production during fly-tim*. (II Ut FOft A *IAl UT CORTtOL r*O*t«M YOU! STOMI WITH THE CHICKERIOARO SIGN 4493—T«I«phon«-^M93 L. K. Ashcraft "SMILE-When You Look At The Future, Son" Maybt you can'l afford lo sav e much ri^hl now. And (hf things you'rt planning for—(he «r, .vour own home—«*«m way beyond our means. But keep saving regularly and increase your sav- in** af your earnings increase. Then watch (hose hopes b«- corne happy realities! FIRST NATIONAL BANK The Only National Bank In Mini&iippi County