The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1968 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 12, 1968
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(Ark.) Courier News - Friday, January II, 1949 - P«|i NlM FARM NEWS Review and Forecast Maloch Says By 0. V. Maloch County Agent GUEST SPEAKER—Harry Young Jr. of Hopkinsville, Ky., will speak to farmers from this area at the farm clinic to be held in the Ritz Theater January 24th. Jan. 24 at the Ritz Seminar Plans Finalized A blue-ribbon panel of speakers and an outstanding program are in store for farmers of this area who attend the Cotton-Soybean-Rice Clinic to be held in Blytheville at the Ritz Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 24th. Beginning at. 8:30 am., this "968 Clinic, i s one of three to be'held in Arkansas this year. The hot lunch at noon is free. So'are the morning coffee and doughnuts served at 8:30 a.m., and. there is no admittance charged. Doors to the Ritz Theater will be open at 8 o'clock. Instead of entertainment, farmers will hear experts in the field of cotton, soybeans and rice speak on all facets of production. - '" • • : Subject material will be discussed by a group 'of experts from throughout the •United States. It begins when master of ceremonies, Hayes Sullivan, past president of the American Soybean Association introduces Tom Williams of Amchem Products Inc., who will discuss "Weed Control in Soybeans." Following a talk about the latest developments in tractors by Billy A. Burt of Allis-Chalmers Company, Gerald R. Wilson of Shell Chemical Company will speak on the topic, "A ORDINANCE NO. 776 .AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZ-. ING THE COLLECTION OF CERTAIN FEES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ORDINANCES AND STATE LAWS COMMITTED WITHIN THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF'BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS: SECTION ONE: Beginning the 1st day of February, 1968, the City of Blytheville is hereby authorized to collect the same fees for violations of ordinances and state laws committed within the corporate limits of the City of Blytheville is are allowed Prosecuting Attorneys within ' this State as set out In Arkansas Statute! Annotated, Section IS- 1707 (1947). SECTION TWO: Said fees shall be applied to the general fund of the City of Blytheville. PASSED this »th day of Jan- Uftry, 1968. APPROVED! Tom A. Littlt, Jr., Mayor. ATTEST! W. 1 Maiin, City Cltrk. Ml The graduation custom of *•> lecting a "color girl" was Inaugurated at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1171. Th« first yonf lady so honored was vw superintendent's daughter. Wilson Very Good Year." Reared on a farm near Marianna, he, received his B.S. in Agronomy and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Arkansas. Upon graduation, he joined the Agricultural Chemicals Division of Shell Chemical Company and is presently working in the mid south area. At the Blytheville Clinic, Wil- son, will discuss Shell's proprietary cotton chemicals: PLAN- AVIN (R) Herbicide and BID- RIN(R) and AZODRIN (R) Insecticides. Then, T.M. (Cotton) Waller, staff agronomist for Riverside Industries of Marks, Mississippi, tells farmers how to "Kick Crops off Fast to Boost Yields and Profits." Considered one of the top soils experts in southern agricultural circles, he will discuss soils, crops and fertilization, and wil dramatize his presentation with color slides. A former teacher, county agent, and cotton specialist in the Mississippi Extension Service, he earned his reputation— and his nickname— as perhaps the most knowledgable man in his field on the subject of cotton. Preston E. Edwards of Allis Chalmers will speak on "Harvesting," and the master of ceremonies, Sullivan, will also speak on soybeans. One of the main guest speakers will be Harry Young Jr., prominent no-til fanner from near Hopkinsville, Ky. Young's story has appeared in a number of farm publications, and he has made numerous appearan-. ces before farm groups. In 1967, he grew 78 bushels of barely, and 10 minutes after the combines passed, he had soybeans in the ground, which yielded 42 bushels. The gross income figure per acre was $179.92. Farmers interested in limited tillage or no- til will find Young's story most interesting and profitable. There will be an early-bird door prize of a shotgun awarded at 9:30 a.m. to one of the farmers that registered early at the entrance to the theatre. Following the afternoon's panel discussion, there will be another door prize of: a portable television set awarded. Farmers from all over the Blytheville and northeastern Arkansas area are invited to come early and stay late. AGRIBUSINESS IS YOUR BUSINESS Part II In addition to farming and teaching, job opportunities in agribusiness include careers in research, conservation, industry, business, education, communications, and a long lisl of services. Job counselors say there are more than 500 distinct occupations in eight major fields of agriculture. Because agribusiness covers such a wide range of activities, •here are opportunities in it for those young people whose background does hot include extensive farm experience. Education Committees and high school counselors will do the nation a great service by calling attention to .the facts related to careers in agri-business. Farmers are among the city businessman's best customers. Farmers spend $47,000,000,000 a year for their 'goods and services; ?35,000,000,000 to buy the machines, fertilizer, farm supplies and other items needed in raising crops and livestock, and ?12,000,000,000 for many of the same things that city people buy—TV sets, refrigerators,.college for the kids and the like. Farm production "expenses in 1966 were.$33;3 billion;; In the first half of-1967, production expenses rose 4^4 percent. Research and education in agriculture has contributed to a higher standard of living for all people, not just for those engaged in agriculture, says Dr. Fred R. Taylor, chairman of the agricultural economics de-j partment of North Dakota State University. Agricultural research and education conducted by both business arid government agencies has been the basis for more than doubling the over-ail efficiency in farm production over the past 50 - years. Research benefits are passed on to society as a whole through increased quantities and improved qualities of goods, or through lower costs of foods and fibers and increased efficiency of production and distribution of agricultural products. Public support of agricultural research should be charged to all consumers of agricultural products and not to agriculture alone, Dr. Taylor believes. Is agriculture a declining in- dustry? "Nothing is more erroneous than to think of agriculture as a declining industry," says Earl L. Butz, dean of agriculture at Purdue University. Butz points out, "American agriculture is an expanding indus try in every important respect except one—the number of people required to run our farms. He adds, "Our agricultural plant plant uses each year more capital, more science and technology, more managerial capacity, more purchased production inputs, more specialized marketing acilities,-and more research than the year beore." Considering the requirements of a rapidly expanding population, there will need to be big increases in arm output in the years ahead. Such increases may amount to around 50 per cent in the next two decades and a near doubling by the year 2010 if present population forecasts turn out to be accurate. It is clear that as America's xipulation grows, as its people lecome more affluent and sophisticated, and as farms become fewer, the farm-city rela- ionship is likely to undergo significant change. Farmers will operate bigger arms, have bigger investments n land, buildings and machinery, use more capital more fer- ilizer, more pesticides and her- >icides, more management ;now-how, more automated equipment, and more computer services. They will provide more educational opportunities for heir children, and require the services of more business and echnical consultants. Farmers will, manage their operations on a strictly business basis, using some of the same economic tools as their counterparts in town. Does this mean an end to the family farm system in America? Unlikely, according, to some authorities. Governor R. B. Tootell of the Farm Credit Administration believes that by 1980, "we will still have a million farms that will be considered adequate operating units, averaging a gross annual income of $45,000, and accounting for at least 90 per cent of farm marketings." According to Tootell, ."At least three- fourths of these will be family farms in that the farm famil; will be providing half or more of the labor." On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent Berry's Welding Shop MANILA/ARKANSAS Phone 561-3239 • Arc & Acetylene Welding • Portable Welding Equipment e> Plow Repair & Sharpening • Fertilizer Feet Repairs • Hard Surfacing • Custom Steel Fabrication WANT Blytheville Courier Hews The 12th annual Tri-State Soybean Forum will be held January 26, 1968 in Greenville, Mississippi, in the Downtowner Motel. The latest soybean situation and outlook information, farm storage and experiences of outstanding producers will be presented. Speakers will include Dr. T. A. Hieronymus, professor of agricultural economics, University of Illinois; Frank Barlow, Jr., Economic Research Service, Foreign Trade Division, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., and Harris Barnes, Jr., Clarksdale, Miss., president, American Soybean Association. Ruel Nester, agronomist, Arkansas Extension Service, will moderate a panel of farmers discussing "How to Grow Soy- benas for Profit." Chairman of the 1968 Forum L. H. Moseley, district agent at Stoneville of the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service. The annual event is sponsored by the Extension Services of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana; National Cotton Seed Products Association, Agricultural Council of Arkansas, Delta Council of Mississippi, and Mid-South Soybean and Grain Shippers Association. + * * New Soybean Variety Lee 68, a new soybean variety similar to Lee but resistant to Phytoprthora rot, has teen released to Arkansas growers by :he University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Lee 68, which was developed >y the backcross breeding met- hod, resembles Lee in all plant and seed characteristics except resistence to Phytophthora rot. Plant height, maturity date, seed quality, shattering, seed weight, seed chemical composition, and foliar disease resistance are similar for Lee 68 and Lee. In three years of tests grown on poorly drained, heavy clay soils where Phylophtnoro rot caused moderate to severe damage, Lee outyielded Lee by three to five bushels per acre. Yields of Lee 68 have been comparable to those of Lee in tesli grown in areas where the disease has not been a serious production hazard. Phytophthora rot is widely distributed in Mississippi County and is especially severe on poorly drained, heavy clay soils. Damage consists of stunting -r killing of plants throughout th« period of active plant growth, blut it is most severe in years having extended wet periods during the early stages of plant growth. Field areas affected may range from a few low spots to an entire field, depending on weather, soil conditions, and abundance of the organism. Phytophthora is considered th» most destructive soybean-disease in the Delta region of Arkansas. • '• ' • J- The new variety lodges sligM- ly more than. Lee when grown in areas where Phytophthora rot is severe. The increase In lodging of Lee 68 appears to b» caused by the increased plant growth and higher seed yields attained under these conditions. Lee 68 does not lodge more than Lee when Phytophthora rot if not a problem.' f ARM EQUIPMENT SERVICE SPECIALS! FARM TRACTOR FREE DYNAMOMETER TEST Tractors Without PTO — Extra The Following Cheeks Will Be Made on Your Tractor so You Will Know the Condition, Horsepower and Fuel Consumption. CHECK: 1. H. P. Output and H. P. At Varying Loads. 2. Governor Response to Loads 3. H. P. Per Gallon of Fuel Cost 4. Engine Ignition Parts and Timing 5. Diesel Fuel Rate and H. P. Output 6. Main Clutch and Brake Adjustment 7. Battery, Lights, Worn Wires and Parts No Work Will Be Done Until You Know What We Find! Offer Expires January 31, 1968 * * * * CD EC Cotton Picker FlxCC Inspection We will come to your form and inspect your COTTON PICKER for needed repairs. SPECIAL PRICES on short and major overhaul for LIMITED TIME ONLY— also special TERMS— to apply on early pickup. Things you will get only from an authorized IH Dealer: • Only IH Manufactured Parts Will Be Used. • Memphis IH Works Trained Mechanics. • FREE PICKUP • FREE INSPECTION • Paint Drums Inside and Out • Special Terms and Discount ||| EQUIPMENT CENTER WE. "Good Service 1 1 Money In Your Pocfcet" Blyrheville Highway 61 South Phone PO 3-o863

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