The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 26, 1951
Page 7
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PACK BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER M, 1WH FARM NEWS A " Ideal Weather Speeds Up Crop Harvest in State Cotton Picking M*ar Half-Complete Mark In North Arkansas Arkansas farmers again were blessed with "ideal" harvesting conditions this week and a* a result excellent progress was mndc, according to the Arkansas Crop Re porting Service. Some rain fell In the northwest and northeast sections or" the state but as a whole dry, sunny weather prevailed. The dry weather allowed cotton picking to go forward At a fast rate Northeast Arkansas hnrvest is prob- •bly past the half-way mart:, the service said, County agents report that 60 per- cent of the Potnsett 'County crop and 65 per cent of the Clay County crop is harvested, Harvest \t. probably 80 per cent complete In the southern area, Some late cotton is opening slowly because of heavy foliage and a heavy frost would be welcome. Combining of soybeans ts well underway with some county agenUs In the northeast and north central areas reporting 50 per cent of the beanu harvested. Corn harvest has gone forward at « much faster rate than usual and Is probably past the 60 per cent mark. On Missco Farms Cwnkr Acent Keith J. BUbr*; People 600 pounds of 0-8-8 per acre. H. C. Knappcnbcrger totd me this morning that the annual meeting (or the Mississippi County Farm Bureau will b« on Tuesday night. Nov. 6. Dr. Sayer, manager of the Delta and Pine Land Plantation, Scott, Mississippi, will 1 be the speaker. , Chris TompKins down at the Bur- dctte Plantation says that they like the new Delta Pine Fox cotton, too. It seems to open up rapidly and they think it is easier picked than the Delta Pine 15. Jim Jacks is the new man in charge of our University of Arkansas alfalfa research In eastern Arkansas. He lives at Osceola. D. S. Hay of Blytheville tsid recently. "I wish I had Uken out that Blue Cross-Blue Shield Health In- C.olnr In t'lirlfl When you are planting and cultivating your crop, don't you get tired turning around at Ihe end o rows? Actually, it is a considerable waste of time and money, too. George Hale of BlirdeUe planted a field of soybeans in » circle thl year. He started planting at th« edge of a field but continued U plant nround all four sides In a cir cle and never stopped until h reached the center of the field. Thei he drove out diagonally from th center to the corner where he firs started. By using a four-row plant er, driving In fourth gear, and plant Ing in a circle, he planted one 8 acre field in K minutes. This jam field was plowed In third gear 1 one hour and 20 minutes. Mrmv former* In thp norlh nlan Cow Testing' Seen as Help To Production COLUMBIA, Mo.. Oct. 26—Test- In U their cows for production meant an extia $1,200,000 in the pockets of Mi.'isouri Dairy Herd Improve- Home Freezers Need Cleaning And Here Is the Proper Way Dead Tree Perils Acute In Wintertime Altve, trees are considered among the householder's best friends. Dead, thej can become among his most dangerous enemies. Trees that succumb to insects or disease have | way of developing Into serious men- ices long before owners are aware of their peril. Martin L. Davey, Jr., who heads th« Davey Tree Experts urges ' prompt removal of these woody foes, before Winter storms hit. Snow, •leet and howling winds m&ke them •cutely dangerous. ' You're doing your bit, too, to pro- Wet the beauty of America by removing dead trees. ThoM stricken with mch dread scourges as Dutch elm disease, phloem necrosis or oak wilt, to name a few, are infection threat* to healthy neighboring trees. Sanitation, meaning simply removal »nd burning of Infected trees, Is the number one requirement In containing ram pap ing arboreal lllR. Trew that die from Dutch elm or phloem necrosis we very auscep- tibhe to decay. For your own protection, they should be quickly taken down. Any dead tree left standing for a year or more Is a decided hazard. Frequently, the home owner has & real problem on his hands to get men to remove hollowed and otherwise badly rotted trees. These must be climbed and removed section by section from the top, decidedly risky when the climber's weight ' alone can send them toppling. A Cedar Closet iurance last spring. I have spent nearly $800.00 on unexpected hos- jltal bills this summer." A. C- Duclos was an office visitor from Osceola this week. Rig Jim Big Jim Taylor from Leach vi!le is the county champion this year In corn production, He harvested 30 bushels of corn per acre from five acres of Funk's 711 corn. He put 200 pounds of ammonium nitrate and 100 pounds of potash under the corn, then side dressed later with nn additional 100 pounds of ammonium nitrate per acre. Speed Up O. F. Lund, our soils management wcJaltat, told me yesterday tha t the soils analysis laboratory at the University was speeding up Its work still faster and analyses could now bo obtained in three weeks time. In the past, It sometimes has taken six and seven weeks to get the analysis. The County Farm Bureau is buy Ing additional soil sampling tubes. You may borrow them through this office and take your own soil samples. We could never catch up with (he soil requests so long as personnel In this office took all the samples. Pleuc, No Garden* T am sorry, folks, but we just their fields In a, circle, Does it sound forestine to you? Hon't- Put II Off Any Longer If you Are going to treat your peach trees for borcr.s, get at it, The second and third week in Oc- ,nber is the recommended time for .reatment to control these pests ,dth paradichlorobenzene. If you need Instructions and a picture on low to use the material, ask for Leaflet No, 91, "Control of Peach Tree Borers. Good New* T hear that County Judge Roland Green is much improved .and may tie able to return to his office before too long. can't ask the University to analyze garden soils'. They are so Jar bchlm! in analyzing farm land and they feel that that Is more Impotant than analyzing the garden soils. In the few garden fertilizer recommendations ive have receivet they have most often reconynendec a complete fertiliser something like ment Association membe; D.H.I.A. testers meeting here yesterday were told, Reporting on the past year's record or the Association. E. T, Itfch- ner. University of Missouri extension dairyman, said this figure represents the increase in bulierfat and milk production that can be credited directly to the testing program. "Twenty years ago," said Usch- ner, "the average Missouri sow on D.H.I.A. test produced 281 pounds or btitt«rfat and 6,400 pounds of milk. Last year, the 20,000 cows on 5.H.I.A. test produced 347 pounds f butler/at and 1,000 pounds of illk." "This gain of 1,500 pounds of ilk in the short span of 20 years as had a two-fold effect." llsch- lersaid, "It has had a big influence n demonstrating the value of belter lairy management practices as wcl is greatly increasing Ihe net Inome of D.H.I.A. members." Farmers Urged To Return Crop Report Blanks LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. » Miles McPfrek, agricultural statistl- cla n lor Arkansas, today urge* farmers to fill out and return crop report blanks to his office in Little Rock. The crop reports, based on cross- section samples of farmers, wil have even greater accuracy if more of the questionnaires are returned to the Crop Reporting Service, Mr McPeek said. Cards are being sent to farmerj now which will provide much o the information used in estimatlni crop acreages for" 1951. Everr a home freezer may need caning now and then, according o Mrs. Gertrude B. Holiman, home .emonstration agent. If your freezer ccumulates unpleasant odors, there be re several things that may lone to help this situation. Mrs. HoJJman recommends using >lenty of soap and water, Wash the .'hole interior, she says, and use lear water to remove the soap, To do. this, wring a cloth and wipe ree and then thoroughly dry. If odors are still present, use iOda water to clean. One teaspoon of baking soda to a quart of warm vater Is enough. Vinegar or house- aoltj ammonia, about one cup to a gallon of water for each, may help let the job done. If stubborn odors still persist, you ill have to use heat to clean, Mrs. Holiman says, Set an electric Dealer or toaster Inside the freezer. When quite warm, remove the heating piece and replace with a fan. Heat brings odor particles Into the air and the fan blows the Mr out, Mrs. Holiman explains. It may be necessary to allow the fan to operate one to three hours. While the freezer Is still warm, activated charcoal placed inside will collect the odors. A wick-type . air freshene.' can also be used, Mrs. Holiman adds. When the freezer has finally been cleared of odors, it is best to give a final washing with baking soda and then wipe dry. 684,000 Chicks Sold in State LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 26— Hatch- ries and dealers placed 684,000 roller chicks with producers in the Northwest area during the week nded Oct. 20, according to the Ar- :a'nsas Crop Reporting Service. This Is an Increase of five per Many Things Can Cause Drop In Egg Production, Agent Says Vegetable Group Plans Meeting The Missouri Vegetable Growers' Association will hold an annual meeting in Columbia on December and 19, according to an announcement by Howard Risinger, ^resident, Independence. Mn. The Board of Directors met in Columbia .o complete plans for the program. Risinger says that Ihe first day of the program will he devoted to Production topics such as soil fertility and disease and insect control, while the second rtay will consist of marketing discussions. State's Honey Crop is Record A record honey crop of 2.322,000 pounds is being produced in Arkansas this year, according to the Federal-Slat* Crop Reporting Service. The previous record production Wan 2,240,000 pounds In 1017. The large honey crop this year was due to a high yield of 21 pounds of honey per colony, two pounds higher than for any\>ther year. The previous high was 25 pounds In 1940. 1945 and 1946. Poultry producers in North Mississippi County are often bothered when pulleU come into production with ft bang, lay good for 60 to 90 days and then take a tail spin so far as production Is concerned. Home Demonstration Agent Mrs. Gertrude B. Holiman pointed out today that there is no one anssver to this problem. It is usually due to icveral factors which vary from farm to farm and from year to year. Many of the apparently uncalled for pnuses in production can prevented, however, by proper attention before they occur. One of the first signs of future trouble is loss in body weight. Pullets should continue to grow (and after the first five or six month. 1 : to lay eggs) until they reach lull physical maturity at 10 to 12 months of ago. Unless they can keep up this growth, increased mortality and unprofitable egg production will develop, Mrs. Holiman explains Another factor In this pause in egg production could come from a heavy Infestation of lice and mites The individual, birds should be examined often for lice and treat- ment «given when needed. An oc- •asional examination of the craekf and crevices in the roost and nes ihould not be neglected. Still another cause would be an nlestatlon of internal parasites such as round or tape worms. Then there is the weather rx consider, Mrs. Holiman stated, sudden cold snap or an extendec hot spell can cause a pause in pro duction, depending on the season o the year. Best precaution here is adequat housing. A house should be bull for the comfort of the birds—in other words, it should be warm when the weather's cold and coo when it's hot. Although no hous without artificial controls can be ideal at all times, one can be con .structed that will provide maxitnun comfort under exislting condition: She advised poultry producers t check at the county .Extension office for plans lor building poultry houses. A Home is the Greatest of all Aids to Success. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. CEL-0-GLASS Every Home Has Need for Some. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. cent over the preceding w«ei. Of the total placemen!*, 437,000 chiclts me hatched IB tiM MC. and 241,000 came from other iUtaa. A CONCRETE EXAMPLE OF DePENDABtUTV IS THE FAST AND „ REUABLE SERVICE OF AY FUTURE BOSS More than 12,000.000 acres of land were treated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1950 for elimination of gophers and other rodents. STALK SHREDDER Cot toigk stalks, turn then wider h ONE operation! Shreds toughest cotton and corn stilkj into small pi«o, tisily plowed under with disc harrow pulled behind shredder. One operation leaves field enriched with organic matter that holds moisture, brings reduction of Pink Boll Worms and Boll Vetvik by cultural method. • 2 sets of stationary blades intermesh with 5 spring steel blades rotating horizontally. Cuts from ground up to i 1 u>- above, including 5-6 ft, stalks. Driven by steel c«t, hmt-treated geart with Timkcn bearings. Makes full !7 in. jwath of broom wetdi, sage brush, asparagus, okra, etc., with minimum power. Manufactured by S«rvis Equipment C*< Delta* ffni \ INTERNATIONAL HARVESTS 312 South 2nd Phone 6862 Now Open For Business Just PAINT It on Just mix Cedacota with walei and paint it on. Dria* to a c*da; ton* with wonderful fragrance of natural cedar. Bonds to wallpaper, woodwork, plaster, m*tal. Never need* repainting. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. ffiS*S| \ Cedacote It : fuarantwd to ; contain more ] I than twlc« • much genuine ced&r 'which moth* dttMt) u cedar i lts«lf. 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