The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 28, 1950
Page 11
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FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ET,EVm« Weather Aids Spring Planting But Most Sections Mre in Need of Rain, Crop Service Says LITTLE ROCK, April 28. (AP) Weather during the week was favorable for farm work in Arkansas. But. tlio Federal-Slate Crop Reporting Service said there wasn't enough rain for proper growth of crops already planted. Warm show- ts are needed In all sections of the state except the southeast the service's weekly bulletin noted. Good progress was reported In preparing seodbirds and planting crops. Conditions of individual crops Include: Cotton—Planting delayed by coo weather in some sections but about, 40 per cent 'complete i Southeast Arkansas. Fall oats—Crop' Is beginning t head out; unless rnins fall soo yields in a number of western counties will be reduced consider ably. Corn Planting Under Way Early corn—Planting U well un der way In' many areas, but som farmers are having to replant be • cause of recent cold weather dam I age. I Hice—Most land has been prepar I eii and seeding soon will be in fu I swing. About a third of the acr< I age has been seeded in several c;i hipping Squeeze Hurts U. S. Farms WASHINGTON. April 28. VP>— farmers who ship their products to imrlcet are being caught in a (jueeze between {ailing farm prices ud rising rail freight costs, the griculture Department said yester- ay. The department's Bureau of Agrl- ultural Economics said that for nost products this price-rate situ- tlon is likely to get worse, adding hat as a result farmers may seek ther means of transportation. Alexander the Great began his onquesls in the fourth century B.C. central counties. Strawberries—the White County area has prospects of a good crop despite frost damage. The harvest will be later than usual. Picking is n progress, however, in Southwest Arkansas. Peaches—A short crop In in prospect in the Northwest Arkansas and Crowlcy Ridge areas due to April frosts. Very gcod crops are expected in the Clarksville-Lamar and Howard County areas. Watermelons—More than 80 per cent of (he Hcmpstcnd County acreage has been planted, but some replanting is necessary. Tomatoes—Transplanting is well under way in southern counties although some fields are having to be reset because of frost damage. . Vegetable crops and early gardens —greatly In need of warm weather. Postures—about tliree weeka later than usual. Crossbred Pigs Promise Better Farm Income serve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive Informalities. Board of Commissioners of Sub-District No. 3 of Grassy Lake and Tyronia Drainage District, No. 9 By G. B. Segravea, Chairman SCIENTISTS GET BOSSIE'S INSIDE STORY—Dairy Wisconsin, Madison, have installed plastic "windows" in tl iNEW WAY TO RAKE HAY husbandry cxpcrls at the University ot --.._ — the sides of five cows to study singes of a. cow's digestion. Each window has a threaded cap which is easily removed for taking samples ot Bessie's food in various stages o'f digestion. A delicate operation is required for Inserting windows. ^••—•^•^^^^1.1. mi u ..-_-. _ ---— Itl^S On Missco Farms Count? Agent Keith J. Bllbrey Great Guns! The most sought after speaker right now in the United States Is Allan Kline, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Many farm people look to him and the Farm Bureau just like a tourist studies a sign post for direction. Some American business men look to him and the American farm people as tfie best hope for stopping Socialism. The Ferguson Side-Delivery Kakt Is designed specifically for tractor operation. It greatly reduces leaf-shattering ..." safeguards the quality mid value of your hay! Tills rnke is truly unique. New six-bnr offset reel jT handles hay gently. No pitching, kicfcing and tossing even at high speeds. Instead, your hay is lifted gently, up and over into light fluffy windrows with the precious leave* \\ turned inward. X True "sideward" raktng action reduces tlie distance from swath to windrow by 50 per cent. There is far It's* : rolling and churning ... no sudden jarring. | Tractor-mo tin led .. . power take-off driven . . . Finger Tip Controlled. And it's surprisingly low in'price, Jack Robinson Implement Co. , Your Genuine Ferguson Dealer last Main Blytheville Allan Kline will speak to the public »t the Osccola High School building. Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Farmer and business man. women and all, If you are interested In the future, hear Allan Klinel Mr. Kline's coming to Mississippi County is truly a high light of the county's first "Cotton Week." f A Shocking Story The use Vance Dixon has made of an electric fan is an indication of how easy they are to construct. By extending an electric fence wire from Hie electric pasture fence to an open garden plot, Mr. Dixon was able to get some extra winter and early si-ring rye grass pasture. In addition to getting double vise out of the garden plot, barnyard and green mnnure \vas furnished for the garden. Arkansas' Hrst Congratulation to the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce for receiving the first place award in State competition for their work In agriculture. In working toward the objectives of the National Cotton Picking Contest and the Soybean Yield Contest, the Jaycecs have made a very worthwhile contribution to Mississippi County agriculture. Is Mississippi County Dry? Is this the year for a drouth? I'm not predicting'o'ne, but I do have a chart from the USDA showing that every stli and 7th year since 1910 this county has had major drouth. The one was 19+3. Seven more years and you have 1950^ Anyway, if a dry spell comes, you may watch and study the results of Irrigation on the following Mississippi County farms: Charlie Colcman's, H. C. Knappcnbcrger's and Godfrey While's. Mure Corn Test ,plots on, hybrid corn have been planted in every community in the county by 4-H members. The Icsts are a comparison of open polinated and five Brands of hybrids. You many want to keep tabs on the plots in your community. Those with tests are: Leachville, Joe Scott, David Ward, and | Billy Wortham; Boynlon. Jerry Pool and Billy Hawkins; Armorel, Solon Lett urui Jackie Barnes; Gosnell, Preston Laurence, Jr., Robert Brown, Ben caldwell and Ansel Poff; Blackwater, Troy Doshler and Bulls Deason. Less Poverty Seems to me a partial cure for destitution would be a goon fish hoofc and a lard can full of black eyed peas. If persons . who are likely to be caught short next winter were encouraged to make good use right now of a hoe and a few seed, and a fence row, maybe we wouldn't hear of so many starving children lext whiter. You Want Sl.wm.miO? Just a few days ago a Hamburg, •crmany firm asked for $1,756.00< vorlli of soybeans! but insisted thnt hey contain not more than two percent trash.or foreign material. Sec,—I told you so! Southern bean growers must combine ant sell cleaner beans. I hear that no Droduccr In the south can furnish this quality of beans and tile German firm is looking elsewhere foi clean soybeans. It Is time for Interested farmer: Home Building Takes Toll of Nation's Trees Thousands of beautiful shade rees may be "murdered" this Spring because of carelessness. As lome construction gets under ful last many of these threatenec rees will be burled alive, according o W. H. Knowles, field representa- Ive of the Davey Tree Exyiert Co. Property owners are warned to ;ee that huge piles of earth or build ng martcrlnls are not piled hlgl around trunks or over roots. Tree. are suffocated by the materials o >y the packed enrth. In cither case :he air supply to roots Is cut of ~.ike almost all living things, root need air. Changing the soil level is one ;he prime reasons trees decline u succumb. Trucks and even tramp ling of workers' feet may pack th soil so hard, air cannot penelrat to roots. Other practices that spell dlsnste for fine shade trees are spillln NASHVILLE, Tcnn., April 28— Crossbred pigs promise southern hog farmers a belter source of income, according to research clone by Dr. H. A. Stewart, of Norlli Carolina Slnte College. In tho May issue of P.irm nnd Ruucli-Southeri Agriculturist magazine Dr. Stewnr points out that crossbreeding U the modern ladder to prof I)' In the hot business. In contrast to the old recommendations made by swine specialists, Dr. Stewart says the crossbreeding between two pure lines will produce more pigs, bigger gains ami belter carcasses. fn tests made by Dr. Stewarl nt the North Carolina Experiment Station he found that pigs sired by tile Minnesota No. 1 hours gniiml an average of one-tenth of n pound or day more than the lols of pigs ith which they were compared. He also found Hie carcasses of 10 pigs sired by Ixmrs of Minneota No. 1 or the "A" line were su- erior to those by hours of the llicr iuljrcd lines or the purebred ogs. Dr. Stewart snld thai sows far- owed in litters sired by Minnesota 'o. 1 txmrs furrowed 15 more pigs cr litter and saved more tlmn nose In the other lines. A plan for a breeding program aasod on Dr. Stewart's research is iullined in the magazine article written by Dr. L. R. Ncel, senior editor. The largest white spruce on record In the \JS. measures 8 feet and 8.77 Inches around at 4 |2 feet above the ground. The so-called "black pantherV really a leopard. ABOUT ATHLETE'S FOOT 2127 Prominent DruggliH Can't Be Wrong Hirt'i wh.l Slant of PtrkiriWl, W. V.., >•)>!. "Thf ill* ol T.-l.l, bit bint VM), plciilnz. On. c.Horn.i ,.IJ H t. tb« tint iMnf In »lx ye*r» tb«t (AW W ONE HOUR H not catnpiculr plrzitd. Your e«q back ftt »ny drur itor*. Locally ftt KlIiHY DRUG STOKES to enter the Balanced Farmln Contest for 1050. This Is a part o the Plant-to-Prosper Contest spoil sored in the midsouth by the Com merclal Appeal. There are dlvislor for tenants, sharecroppers, Ian owners, whites, and negroes, jus as It has been In the past. Splendl prizes and trips are awarded Slat and Tri-State winners. It" Is challenge 10 any gooa rarm farni to participate in this contest. Fo entry blanks see your county agent press representatives, or the Farn ers Home Administration. ADVERTISEMENTS FOR BIDS Sealed proixisjils will be received by the Board of Commlsloners at he orrice of Sub-District No. 3 of 3rassy Lake and Tyronza Drainage District No. 9, Osceola, Arkansas until 10:00 a.m., C.S.T., May 1, 1950 for enlarging the drainage system estimated total yardage Involved Is 1,296.071 cubic yards, at which time and place the proposals will he p\:b- Icly opened and read. Copies of the plans and spcclfica- :lons and other proposals and contract documents arc on file In the office of Sub-District No. 3 ot Grns- iy Lake and Tyronza Drainage District No. 9 nt Osceola and arc open for public inspection. A set of such documents may be obtained from Sub-District No. 3 of Grassy Lake and Tyronza Drainage District No. 9 'at Osccola, Arkansas. ' The character nnd amount of security to be furnished by each bidder are stated In the above mentioned documents. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least thirty days. The Board of Commissioners re- JUST RECEIVED! A NEW SHIPMENT OF , 2 and 4-Row Brillion Pulverizers! Get Your* While They Last! MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Hi way fil RIvlhevtHe NOW... 12% FASTER GROWTH WITH PURINA'S HEW STARTENA CHECKER-ETTS paint, morlnr and other chemicals over root areas. Cables tied about trunks in building operations also may girdle trees and cause their death. A carelessly operated bull- rtozcr that scrnpcs protective bark can seriously injure trees. In many cases, home sites are selected because of the desirable trees. If Ihey are destroyed, the owner loses the comfort and beauty of their presence. Besides, lie often has to dig deep into his pocket to pay for their removal. • So your wife would like to ,^y . see the briglit lights? \Vliy not '/ CV-"^'» bring her in to see our "floor show". The bright star twinkling in our spotlight this month is a redhead—the Farmall C tractor! She's dressed in the latest touch-controlled implements—and they're quick- change, tool She has a full line of "costumes" for every farm job. She's quick and sure on her rubber-shod feet .. . twirls on a dime . .. and she's mighty easy to handle, too—for a redhead I The Farmatl C Ii • it«r performer on diversified farms of up to 120«cre». Shc'i a good planting and cultivating partner on larger farm*, too, or for the large- scale vegetable, beet-or bean grower. She handle* 1 row» of corn or cotton, 4 rowt of beet* or bean*, or 6 rows of vegetable* Operate. * 7-foot mower, too, and other equipment siied to fit tha tractor. Come in and »ee the redhead I See fhf Farmall C with Touch- Control, • ' answers the farmer's needs FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! H«*'« omoiing runt* — Purina H»«»aich |M|» •how , thai N«w Purina SlatUna Ch»ck«r-EII« nail* chicks grow 11% fa>l*r than lail y«ar'i SlarUna maih — lh« BEST Purina had *T«r m ad* f Of llf • and aiowthl Thtr* ar« two noons for this remarkable bnproT*- m«nl... lh« new Checker- Ell form... and a new n«w Siartena you'll want' to feed YOUR chicks. j ChecVor-Ellaaretlay pap- tl cleft varying |rom mash la !>ilo size in lust Ihe balance cliiclcs like besl. Be •ure lo buy Purina Slart- •na ChecktfEIH —lh» giealcBl chick feeding Improvement In year*. We hav. III In money-making farming operations you can't heat Ihe powerful, rugged M;is- scy-Harris Tractors . . . designed lo give you years of economical service. And, in addition, if you should need a second tractor lo pincK- hil during this busy season, we can save you some big money on a used Iraclor. Whatever you need,'we've got ill- PURINA CHICK STARTENA 4473— Telephone—4493 L K. Ashcraft COMPANY ALSO A COMPLETE LINE OF ROTARY HOES, SWEEPS—WHATEVER YOU MAY NEED. 61 IMPLEMENT CO ffnc. INTERNATIONAL ' HARVESTER I5ob Smith North Highway 61 Carl Wallace 312 South 2nd Phone 6863 —OR— S & W IMPLEMENT CO. —LEACHVILLE A. U "Pete" Wallace,. Mgr. Blythevilfc Call 6911 for Blytheville TINSHOP 111 North First \Veoffer complete Sheet Metal service.. .gin, oil mill & feed mill work, house gutters, duct work. Cail Taylor l,ayton, sftop manager. •V-

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