The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 25, 1947
Page 6
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f-' FACE 8ft SugK&stons For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Pro• gressive Farmers. BLVTHEVILIA (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FARM NEWS-FEATURES FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1<M7 \ Published Every Friday in the Interest of Farm Families of Thia Agricultural Section. Missco Breeders Show 2 Durocs Castlio Farm, Near Luxora, Ships Pair To National Congress i ?[;< F cinIists from the hog st:ite. e ot the nation arc expected '• io atui.ii Hie event, which "'ill be I l-.dd °" tllc Ohio Slato University farm. Climaxing the congress program will be a National show and sale |o( 1C5 bred gilts and Spring pigs. 'the pick of 'he top-ranking -herds in 10 stales. They will be competing for a record premium list The Oastlios also have entered two fills in the Mid-South Duroc ,rsi=,'««,r=! swiajwws ss tilers .Farm near Luxora. have eon- l,v Penal Faun today sighed a bred gi'.t "The yodel - nS" toVe^naTo,;™ con'i Farm Agents Tips gress to be held in Columbus. 1TS T1Mf ; TO Ohio, Aug. 1-2 The Castiio Brothers have farmed extensively in this area for n. Sow Fall Crop of Spring Vegetables this Summer number of .years and are noted for the purebred Duro: hogs raised Holntc tiaslnrc Brazing (luring dry weather. Do not over-graze pastures. Provide temporary "simile for brood cutting brush and en their farm. Their farm is located between Luxora and Victoria, in the heart of the ciclt-.i! "'•The -gilt and the Junior boar } •'^ [s ;:,„.- yc(1 wnll D n T nnrt sani- placing over n trellis Summer and early fall months are infantile paralysis time. Keep garbage cans covered, wells closed. will compete with thousands entries from f.'l sections of the country in the Duroc congress which is sponsored annually by the United Dtiroc Record Association in conjunction State University. Over tary conditions around barn. Do not allow children to become over-tired. Ton much exhaustion while in swimming during summer months with Ohioj is d.inucioiis. l.or.o tar-m- Stoic >u<; wool In moth prevent- purebred breeders and collcp.c alive io protect it during^lic warm Your Credit Is Good at DELTA! Green onions und young radishes nrc BS lasty lu September as In June. Every gardener grows early vege lables in the spring: buL to start these same varieties in midsummer nnd enjoy their delicious freshness in the frill entitles you to be considered an nmalour of exceptional skill. Yet !o do this requires no difficult physical feats, merely n few i;;l adjustments. Those who fail, c::n blame it in poor staff work. Th-! fir't mistake likely to be made, is to so\v laic varieties of vcBcla- bk-j, late i:i tlic season. This is vrroiii;, because die van- el its which : U<H'. catalogues describe r.s lale. •j'ive a late harvest. If your calr.lo;;uc sives lhe days to j.'iMuva.,. or Ubic condition, you vjill mite,' that the "pale" ones take longest to mature. Instead of ue- infi smvii jr.le, the;.- should usually be jown with the first crops, shortly thr-rea'f.T; but they may take twice ns lone as the early ones to reach the; harvest. Crops sr.wn in lhe summer must mature )>eforc freezing; and therefore lhe faster they tfrow, lhe longer you will be able to harvest them in the fall. Growth is always slower in the summer and fall than in the spring. First hot, dry, weather, then the shortening daylight tends to slow down growth. Since catalogue maturity dates are based upon spring .sowing, you must expect summer sowings to take from a quarter to a third nioro lime. Therefore choose the earliest vr.- rlclics, the fastest growing ones, lor Into sowing.. And take special precautions in sowing them. The time to sow is directly related to Hie maturity dates. With slow growing crops, such os Chinese cabbage, which are best grown for fail liar- vest, it is necessary to allov/ at least three months to mivturity. ' Before planning your sumne- lowing schedule, check up local weather records to lej'.i-n the avenge date of the tirst killing front in the fall. Your late crops ehouid ':'.i ;owu early cunuRh to allow two or throe weeks harvest before '.his date. With radishes, lettuce and .v.iy other vegetables that hot weather, best results will usually bo obtained by bowing after the peak leinperatures have passed. Usually in August ihc turn ot the season comes, after which there are more frequent rains, and cooler nights, while the days ;;row noticeably shorter. Cool weather crors sowi: when this turn comes will usually do betler lhau those sown during the extreme heat; but the longer sowing is delayed the more Important it becomes lo select fast grow, ing—that is early—varieties, Drouth Causes P. i r Damage to Crops Lack of Moisture Becomes Serious in Southwest Arkansas To Attend 4-H Club Camp I Bring Tractors or Combines to Us for Repairs Get rpiuly for the- ffil! rush by using your credit wilh us. We arrange long, easy payments on iitl repair work done on farm machinery. Here yon get the best in factory-trained mechanics to properly condition your machinery lor the coming season. Sec us today for an estimate on all work yon need dune! Dairy Buildings Deserve Extra Care in Planning, Experts Say PAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. July 25— * There are a lot of things to toe :onsidcrcd in .planning a dairy :niildlng. S3 states a bulletin issued by the Arkansas Agricultural Kx- periment Station, and it s°es on (o tell what these things arc and how farmers can provide for them. The bulletin, issued jointly by! agricultural experiment, stations in the H 'North Central states, 'was prepared by a committee of agii- culUtv.U ;e,ntfiueers nud dairy husbandmen who are specialists in tlifi dairy cattle housing field. The sug- Cotton Classing Application Deadline Hears 3/2 SOUTH 2™ ST. PHONE863 the Arkansas College "of ihlc . f , or imrkct go.slions given nvo equally useful to Fanners in 'Arkansas tuul in Wisconsin, according to Professor -Kyle Eiifilor of Agriculture. Among the things to be considered in planning any dairy it nit arc the size and locution of tho barn; Lhe futilities for storing hay. nodding, and feed; and the location fliul &wnngcmcnt of the milk house, the bulletin points out. By using its tables, the dairyman will b? able to figure .the space needed per cow Tor stalls and pens and for storing hay, silage, betiding, and concentrates. The bulletin discusses the two general types of dairy barns—the stanchion barn ami the loose housing barn—and gives the pood ami bud points of each. 'Numerous plans for both types of barns are uivcn. 'A final tab!c ccmciires the nsulating value of typical wall oof .and flooring "materials. Copies of the bulletin, "Dair; Battle Housing in the 'North Cen tral States," may be obtainet without charge Vy writing in tb Bulletin Office, University of : r on f be Job sns College of Agriculture. Fay- ettevillc. 'County Agent Keith Bilbrey today advised former-members of cotton improvomcnt groups thut free cotton c!nssm<s will Eigiiin br nvnilnblc at fji'"i'"g time this Foil from tlie U. .S. 'Dcpartnictit of Agriculture. :: [But, like lest year, .each group, if its members arc to become elig- the free classing "'"I I The main news services, must make rcr>( )y m pplicntion hc-lnre the tlradline' late of August 1. he explained. "Actunly, it Ls imicli better if a group maker, application well in idvnnce of thp deadline. "Mr. Bil- >rcy said. "Early action means .hat. the Department of Agricul- :ure will have time to chc^k an<l ipprove ench np^licntLon prior to cc.tton pickitrg season, and in that wny, no farmer vvil] miss the opportunity of having his early cotton ctassen." Mr. BiFjrey said marketing 's bc- coniinsj snore nnd more important to the cotton grower. At present prices of cotton, he pointed out,• t' farmers can easily lo=c several dollars a bale by not knowing the extict market value of tiicir cotton when they get roadv to sell. Official Classing of cotton by the U. £>. Departjnent of Agriculture enables the grower to know the ]e exact grade and staple length for r _ eacri bale he produces, he conUrm- By Unlti-d Press The crop outlook continued fav ornblo today over Northern and Eastern Arkansas, but prospects were not os promising in the West, Central nnd Southwestern counties because of dry \veathcr. The weekly crop and weather bulletin said rainfall for the past week averaged .67 ol nn inch over the state nnd varied from none or mere traces at several points to 1.00 inches at Brinklcy-. A destructive hail storm in eastern Craighead County Monday damaged 1.00!) acres of cotton and other crops in excess of $100,000. Cotton is doing well at this lima because of good cotton weather the past two weeks. It is fruiting hciivily. and damage 'by insects and diseases is light .so far in most areas, growth is being retarded, however, by shortage of soil moisture in the southwestern quarter of tlie Etiitc. but even that is offset by the effectiveness that hot, dry weather lias held boll weevils in check. Crop conditions flt a glance: 1 Corn is good in 'Northern and Eastern counties but only poor to lair in dry areas. In some favored sections, early corn is in the roasting car stage nnd lins enough moisture to guarantee a good crop, late corn U thriving in nil exccpc tlic dryer sections, Sorghums, being drought, resist- fnt. -are -making satisfactory vrowth even in the dry areas. Some arc still being planted. Threshing of Grain Begins 1 Small grain threshing is well underway. Many fields have been plowed for Pal! seeding of oats and wheat. .Soybeans look good and are especially promising in the main producing delta areas. Rice is making excellent growth :imi prospects are for good .yields in .most areas. Some fields are badly infested with weeds and grass, bill these arc tiol a.s prevalent as usual. Only limited damage 'CM insects and disease lias oc-, curred so far. ! Cantaloupes and watcrmellonsare moving in good volume. Snap beans nrc lurraly harvested except in the northwest where Rome nre being picked for processing. 'A good crop of tomatoes i.s coming on in the Northwestern counties. Early peaches arc still moving. croo Elbertns will be . short time. Peaches I need rain in the 'Chirksville and j PAYETTBVH.LE, Ark.. July —Many Arkansas coni':mmltics have bcncfutecl from the work of Or Rogina 'H. 'Westcott, psycliologis 1 and consultant who has been : visiting professor at the University', ninl College at Pine -Bluff; 'and to give additional assistance lo coun- y nnd stiite personnel of the 'Agricultural Extension Service. During the five months that she lins been in Arkansas, Dr. West- cctt has Worked with undergraduate and graduate students at the University; local residents and community leaders in PiiyettevlKc and surrounding towns; and welfare workers. Extension Service personnel, teachers, and nurses throughout the state. he spent a rew days on the was awarded (lie state farmer's degree, the highest award given by, the FFA in the .state. He Ls clerk of the Premised Land Methodist' Church. While a member ot the VPA. class here, lie supervised the class practice program for three years. of Arkansas this year, according' campus <il the Teachers;'College at to a report, prepared for the Gen- Conway, working with students The board. First Western President Herbert Hcovcr was the first, man from west of the Mississippi ever to b? ehcsen President o[" ti,e United Stales, tie was elected from California. cral Education Board, privately supporter) foundation whicli sponsors educational and research activities, has paid I^r. Westcott's entire salary under a special grant. A three-week extention of the grant lias just been authorized, according to Dean 'Lippcrt S. Ellis of the College of Agriculture. This will make it .possible for Dr. Westcott to take part in State 4-H Camp at. the University August 4 to 8; to spend some time at the Agricultural, Mechanical, and Nor- there, and also addressed the annual conferences of the FPA and PHA, the 'Arkansas Home Economics Association, the State Conference of Social Workers, and Die home demonstration elu'3 leaders' ciuiip. • 'I'! varying from 100 to 250 pounds pel- acre. The practice will be con- tinned by J. O. Doekins, present superintendent An outstanding performance such as spreading 7300 pounds in less than an hour can only be attained on properly designed fields and by having a well organized flagging and -'.trading crew and complete coordination between ground crew and pilot, Dr. white points out. The station at Stuttgart is so laid out that a section of the oat area, grown as part of a three-year rotation, with ric", can be used as a landing strip, cutting clown on travel time. Read Courier News Want. Aris. FFA Leader Gets Scholarship From State College Stewart Gurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gurley, of Promised Land, president of the Future Par- High School, has been awarded a two-year scholarship to Arkansas Stale College in Jonesboro, it was announced yesterday byiprccmin Robinson, vocational agriculture instructor at the high school He graduated from Blytheville High School this Spring and served ns vice-president of his class. He finished in the upper 10 per cent of the senior class. Stewart has been a member of the PFA for four years. He served as reporter for the organization here in 1943, was elected secretary In 1945 and president in 1040. He Our knowledge of the strength and fairnessof Insurance Companies, plus our ability to serve our clients' individual needs, provide each policyholder with positive protection. NOBLE GILLi AGENCY CLENCOE HOTEL • LOO. weather. ~~ ^"W ^' JJulIii a cutting box. Put it in n inoLsl shady location anil grovr your favorite .shrubs. cdecl. With such information and by checking price quotations, the grower can figure what his cotton should bring. Ham-sniffer and cus-breaker arc among bv the (he odd occup.xtknis U. S. census buivau. listed Nnshvillc-Hialilnnd areas, bntmois- turr is p'entiful in the Crowley Ridge area. Grapes are developing well wilh n good crcp in prospect. Airplane Used To Fertilize Growing Rice FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. July 25. 50 minutes' time, 7300 pounds of nitrogen fertilizer were spread on 35 acres o[ rice at, the University of Arkansas Rice Branch Experiment station at Stuttgart recently. It was accomplished by airplane application. Applying fertilizer by plane is recommended by the College of Agriculture as an effective practice. During the past three years, airplanes have been successfully used 'nt the Rice Station under the direction of Dr. John \V. White, superintendent, to spread superphos- phate, nitrate of soda, ammonium nitrate, and cycnamid. at ral?s I We Can Handle All i Your Repair Needs! An oversight in repair may be a costly thing ;his fall. Don'l take a chance . . . bring youi! farm machinery to us for expert repair work. We specialize in electric and acetylene welding. Don't delay—call • us today ! 1 RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR COMPANY So. Highway 61 Phone 2171 We Feature Front Rank Furnaces 1. Front Hank gives you clean, healthful, uniform he:it—wilh 2. Front lta.iik gives you 15% j more heat from ANY FUlvL as prove*] by tests. 3. Front Rank has served USPIS for well over 3 generations. Lawn Mowers X- Elec. Pumps Brick-Tex Brick Tex Roll Roof Insulation Cotton and Rockwool Home Freeze Boxes Bath Room Equipment our easy monthly credit terms with up to XG full months to p:iy. E. C. Robinson LUMBER COMPANY 319 West Ash St. Phone 55 J • Almost every hour in the day you will find a good use for the "Jeep" as a truck, light tractor, runabout or mobile power unit. With its mighty Willys-Overlain! "Jeep" Engine and powerful 4-\vhecl-(irive, you can go most anywhere in.a "Jcep,^ on or off (he road ... in fair weather or in foul. Get a "Jeep" on die job. It will pull plows, harrows, seeders, mowers; tow 5,500-lb. trailed payloads; haul 800 Ibs. The "jeep" will carry men and tools' icross town or to hard-to-gct-at places in a jiffy. Wherever it goes, its power take-off is ready to run your machinery right on the job. Come and see what the amazingly versatile 4-purpose "Jeep", can do for you. • ,-•, SH THE flIGHTir 'JHP' AT Poole Motor Company Highway 61 North at Steele, Mo. Phone Steele 49 Keep Ahead of the Season... Have Combines Repaired Now! Hy wailing until Uic season is at hand, you false the chance 01 hoinpr caught sliort on necessary parts for repairs, llnnjr your combine lo us now while oin 1 mechanic* arc in n position l<> handle Lhc world We Handle Your Gar With Care! Wheel Alignment Eliminate unnecessary expense in wear of your tires by letting us keep your car in perfect alignment. Our guaranteed work will save vou money- THE "61" IMPLEMENT CO. No. Highway 61 Phone 2! 42 Tuneup - Lubrication Your car's motor will hum smoothly if you it to us for regular checkup. Our experts will spot those minor flaws before they develop into serious trouble. Expert Motor Care You can cut rust your motor troubles, no matter how serious, to us. Here you'll KCt a prompt, accurate diagnosis of your car's ills . . . and factory-trained men will make those repairs efficently and economically. LEE MOTOR SALES East End of Main St., Blytheville

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