The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1946 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 15, 1946
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tAGEFOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Published Every Friday in IKe Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS-FEATURES FRIDAY, MARCH 15,104(5 Published Every Friday in the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. Johnson Grass Is Eradicated Manila Farmer Shows One-Year Treatment Is Highly Effective 'Claude Grain of Manila has proven forcefully to the public that the worst of Johnson grass can practically be pliinlnnted in one year and harvest a crop at the same lime. 'In 1S45 Mr. Grain rented 13 icres of land just north of Manila pn Highway 18 that had been practically abandoned for five or six years because of a solid stand of Johnson grass, planted it in cotton, and harvested slightly over 13 bales. Casual observers .say the Johnson grass is entirely GONE. Actually, there were two or three dozen bunches the size of a hot that survived his'treatment. Mr. Grain broke the land In the Spring, then disced it very thoroughly so that clods of roots were cut to small pieces. After the cotton was planted about May 2 and came up he turned 13 geese and (wo young calves Into the 13 acre field. That plus only one hoeing and close cultivation is the answer to his success. Mr. Grain told his clunty agent ""I think we could rid this county .of Johnson grass if we could do something about the road ditches." It is understood that the Missis- .sippj County Farm Bureau devised .a long time plan for eradication of this pest during the \var and expected lo start in earnest as soon as labor and poison were .more plentiful, 'flic plan Includes anticipated cooperation of county and stale highway departments. Sloping Floor Prevents Death Of Young Swine Bobby Veach, age 12. of the Lost .Cane 4-H Club saved 100 per cent of his pigs by using a farrowing house with n .sloping floor In it. Bobby followed the suggestions of his county agents and as a result all of the 13 pigs farrowed, now three weeks old. are still living and are well out of serious danger of being cnishcd by the sow. After feeing a demonstration given by the County Agent at the January 4-H Club meeting, on saving pigs'by rising sloping floors in "farrowing house. Bobby decided to Ury it. His sow was ready to bring pigs so he jacked up the side of his farrowing house and put a 12-inch diameter log under tile edge of the house. In the March club meeting Bobby reported to his club, "That sloping floor in farrowing houses resil- ly works. I tried it and my sow saved nil 12 of her pigs. I watched the sow and pigs closely and sure enough, the sow always laid down with her back "up the hill" and the pigs bedded up under the guard rail at* the low side of the house. They were never in the <"ay when the sow went in to lie uown." Under normal fnrrowing conditions from 1-3 to 1-2 or the pigs are killed by the sow in the first seven nays after they are born, by being crushed or stepped on before they are large enough to get out of the way. Bobby is the group captain of the swine club and is an outstanding 4-jH plub member. He has been a member for three years and was the County Champion of the Sow and Litter contest for 1945. <J. Arc weed seeds normally long- lived? A. U is hard to believe, but nevertheless true, that weed seeds may product plunU us long os forty years after the seeds ripened, l-'or this reason, the fight against weeds must 1) e continuous and unrelenting. Q. What causes some turkeys to develop a crop which is excessively long, Hubby, :uid pendulous? A, A pendulous crop may be cine to heredity, to climatic conditions, or.both. Gorging water after going without it during hot, dry periods. or the consumption of coarse dry grass or other high fibrous ma- t*riat« arc contributing factors. Q. How much docs it cost the farmer for each pin that dies? A. Considering Die feed cost to bo 2 cents per pound, the U. S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the money-loss for a dead pig is as follows: Pig dead at birth 52.80 Pig dead at weaning 6.20 Pig dead 8 weeks after weaning 7.20 Adding the cost of labor and overhead, the cost of each dead pig reaches an even higher total. Fortunately, scientific management and sanitation practices have substantially reduced losses from cholera ami other preventable diseases. Q. Does the feeding of wheat garm oil boost the fertility of dairy bulb? " CCC Plans Sale Of Loan Cotton Producers Have Right To Sell Equities Or Redeem Their Cotton All 1944-crop cotton and all 1943- crop American Egyptian cotton stilt under loan <in .July 1 wlil be pooled lor producers' account and sold '>y the Commodity Credit Corporal ion. Meanwhile, producers may repay these outstanding loans and ledecin their cotton under terms of the loiut programs. Huspd on the present market, farmers should be able to sell much of Ilils cotton nt prices that will nei ihem substantial profits. Producers may either sell their "equl- lies" or redeem the cotton and sell it in the open market. They are urn I'd lo market the loan cotton before it is placed in pools. After final liquidation of all cotton in Hip pools, the net proceeds —after deduction of all advances and accrued costs—will be distributed among producers in proportion 10 their interest. The average 1SM4 loan rate for 15-1G middling cotton, net weight, was 21.93 cents per pound, or 21.08 cents per pound, gross weight. . Diamonds are the hardest of all minerals. Spring Oats Will Produce Feed Earlier Tile earliest maturing grain crop that can be planted now i.s spring oats. Tilclon Easlcy, University o: Arkansas College o[ Anricnlture tells runners' that this crop should bo seeded by March 25 in northern Arkansas and March 15 in southern. He tjUEf.osts simllng at ih? rate of two lo three bushels pel- acre. The extension agronomist explains that although spring oats do not yield as v.'oll as those planted in the fall, they'll produce feed earlier than any crop lhat can be planted right now. Tills will help farmers who are short on feed. Qal.s can be produced with a minimum of labor, since they need nn cultivation and can lie harvested with machinery, where neither a combine no i a binder is available, they may be cut In the dough stage as a hay crop. Oats should be planted on a well prepared seedbed, preferably wllli a drill, but may also be 'broadens!, and llfilitly disked to cover the seed. Except on very fertile soils, an application of 100 to 200 pound* of nitrate of soda or its equivalent will give much higher yields. This should be done at the time of planting or about two weeks Inter. Ammonium nitrate or siiphatc of ammonia may be used instead or ni- Support Price |On '46 Soybean [Crop Announced The U. 8. Department of Agri-1 culture today announced that because of the tight .situation on inclein meals and edible and industrial oils, the 1040 grower siip- l.ort price "n soybeans wilt be ilu same as lor 1045. This action !:; being taken lo assist farmers in ti'ato nf soda. It should be remembered, lunvever, lhat sulphate of ammonia supplies one-fourth more nilrogeii and ammonium nitrate twice as much nitrogen as nitrate of soda. Varities best suit to the north central and northwestern region of the state are Boone, Tamu. Victor- graln, Fulghiini, Columbia, Vicland. Mai-ion, and Kanota. Jjicetlnj! the 1<M!J nonlx for this crop. llase support price for (lie 194G crop ijvecn and yc-llow .soybeans Ki'adinij U. S. No.' 2 will lie s^.OI per hiuilio]. 'rh ( ; same cliffcreials specified under the 1045 proijfam will lie made [or other colors of bean.s. aim tor variations in qualilv. The method of .supporting prices t« producers -A ill be announced later. yet because of a few 'stick in the lily convinced spring has come and 'nuuis." ;. still are . hibernating in the mud 1 Residents report that while the^t the bottom of the marsh. -^ [tenor amphibians may be heurd | vocalizing each evening the bull ! Iro« bnsso profimtios aren't so CM ,- 1 „,„.,, „ „, , Read CourlBr N « ws Want Adj.. :•>«£* Will Off Key EFIF.Ln, (UPl — The frc>H cluiin: — first hru'bint;er o f spi-inj! in Hiclgefield—have bean giv- h't! :i nightly conceit, lately but lias not readied a tun harmony COLDS Hcllcvc misery, as most mothers do. Hub the* tin-oat, chest and back with time- tested V No; this conclusion was reached after extensive research at the Itcscarch farm of Purina Mills in 1936, mid has since bi'un eonllrmed by work done at Cornel] University. . Doos the presence of large and numerous "milk veins" in the udder of a cow indicate that sh« will be a heavy milk producer? . Probably not, says tbn U. S. Department of Agriculture. These external veins assist in carrying blood away from, and not to, the udder. Moreover,- thu internal veins are apparently large enough to return all the blood from the udder. Soml your qucBliona nlxuij nuy p!i:w.i of farm miuiaKoiiieiil lu t-'AHM f-'ACr]^ KIT] S*)ulh I-:inlilh Hlreo(, .St. I.OUH ^\ Mo. (liieaCioii* «il] l«j miHWirixJ \vill.I out chiirKO. cl(]ir-r l,y m:,il oc in I],U column, na a »e,vi™ ot Ihin nowapa^f. D. & P. L. No. 14 Planting Seed Cleaned, Delinred, Cercsan Treated. Germination 80 to 90 per cent. Also LAREDO SOY BEANS 90% Germination Lloyd Stickmon Phone 3210 Farm Woman's Column products as potato chips or shoe string potatoes yet have much the same fla'vor appeal. Th e process or making. O n which there is n public service unlcnl. is simple and requires no complicated manufacturing equipment. A mixture or rice boiled potatoes and drier concentrated skim milk is seasoned with salt and whipped until it resembles mashed potatoes, then pressed through a tube and nozzle nto the shape of waters or other desired form, nnd dried on wire screen in a hot air tunnel. The dried wafers arc then toasted to a light brown color .The drying and toasting develops the cheese flavor from the casein of the .skim milk. The wafers keep well In any moisture-proof container such us a tight cellophane bag. lined paper bag or can. Wafers of different flavors are possibility. One found especially good was coated with n commercial cheese flavor that docs not become rancid. -A. crisp light brown salted water with a slight cheese and toasted potato flavor has been developed Irom potato and skim milk by dairy scientists of the U. S. Department of --j..culture in the course of research on new ways to use surplus milk. Sticks or croutons also mav be made of this potato and skim milk mixture by bakers, biscuit makers, or other food specialty manufacturers. The product offers a new outlet not only for skim milk, so valuable nutritionally yet so frequently in surplus supply, but also for potatoes, especially smaller and cheaper grades, also often in surplus. Because the wafers contain no lat and do not absorb moisture readily, they keep better than such NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Suitable for Sawmills, Unloadcr Fans, Irrigation Pumps, etc. NO PRIORITY REQUIRED ELLIS IMPLEMENT CO. Read Courier News Want Ads. FARM LOANS Solution 100 mcans>all liquid— lull weight Uac- lion. Saves lime, money, bother, l us fill your tir now I RAY WORTH!NGTON GOOD/YEAR Phone 2492 FARMS FOR RENT One SM aere farm, one 300 acre farm, one 2M acre farm, one 97 acr« farm, one 15 acre farm, and one <15 acre farm, all well improved, with electricity. We also want 25 SHARECROP FAMILIES Will completely set up and finance, to farm, a limited number of large families. See E. B. Gee Cotton Co., Marslnn. Mo., Frailey, Mo. (8 miles west of Portageville), and lilytbevllle, Atk. FOR SALE! 20 Bred Duroc Gilts To Farrow Soon H. C. KNAPPENBERGER BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. FOR SALE 300 TONS GOOD ALFALFA HAY 3 Tons D & PL No. 12 $100 per ton 20 Tons D & PL No. 14 $125 per ton All Seeds Cleaned and Ceresan Treated Roseland Gin Co. Roseland, Arkansas DELTA Published By The Delta Implement Co-, Rlylhevill* Vol. 4 Friday, March 15. 1S4G GOOD/JVEAR " TIRES GOOD/^VEAR TRACTOR TIRES "Dawn to dark" plowing days are around the corner! Got ready with Goodyears. Get^G days' plowing done in 5 days' time! Save fuel, labor, lires! Tosls prove self-cleaning O-P-E-N C-E-N-T-E-R Goodyear Sure-Grips do -in 5 days what connected bar lires require 6 days to do. Here's it hit of }>oi>tl news, the County A^ent has announced lhat "the 191G support price for No. 2 soybeans is S2.04 per bushel, the same as in 1 !)•!"). This is 25c belter than we had been promised earlier this year. (This 25c on a normal Mississippi County crop will meun an additional S205.- 000 in ItMG.) Help us spread this good news." DI- The flverajfo automobile in UHO today i.s already more than ei^ht years old and may have two or more years to go before it can be replaced with a new car. DI Since (he end of the war and fhe resumption of new car production, some motorists have neglected I heir cars, believing that they will be able to buy a new car soon to replace the old jalopy. One of the duties many motorists are neK" lecting is the replacement of the oil filter element. Since most car owners will be unable to trade in their automobiles for many months, this simple chore and other installations assume an important role in the preservation of tired engines. A sludge-filled filler element is as had a.s no filter at all. An clement can hold just so much dirt and nit more. After (hat, a certain amount of the old »rime and dirt is pulled back down into fhe t-rankcase and starts its circuitous route back through the motor. This makes for sluggish performance, creating wear and (ear lhat scores cylinders, causes oil pumping and makes valves sticky. DI Gluts. Brogdon, South of Highway 61, has a tractor sale. Hlythovillc, on stalk cutter for -DI- I)an Minirth, who lives at I'oplar Cc.rner North of Manila, has heavy tractor disk harrow for black land or mixed land thai he would like to trade for a'sandy land harrow. -DIO. M. Mifclu'll, of Half Moon has a DM Trailer with X bale body and very gnod lire.s lo sell. Do you know a buyer? DT There isn't much time Icfl for you eleventh hour men. So you had belter hurry and get (hat Iraclor in lip top shape. Kemember lost time costs money. Ho long for Ibis week, neighbors, see you next issue. GOOD CONDITION PAYS! GtVEYOQK TRACTOH A CHECK.W

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