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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 11, 1949
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11. 1949 BLYTHEVIU.p (AUK.) COUUIER NEWS MGK'SEVKN Sunny Weather Aid to Harvest County's Cotton Crop 60 Per Cent Gathered Farm Agent Says A full week of sunshine following the wettest October In 30 years, has given Mississippi County farmer* an excellent opportunity to cntcli up on the rain-delayed harvest of their crops, according to Keith J. . Bilbrcy, county agent for North fe'Jssisslppt County. ''•'"Some recovery from the awful October which experts say was the wettest since 1919. was made during the past week,"' Mr. Bilbrey said, "but farmers will need at least two more rain-less weeks in order to get their crops out of the field." Mr. Bilbrey estimated that 60 per cent of the county's cotton crop has been harvested to date but added that soybeans are in a little worse shape. "Soybean harvesting ts further behind than cotton," he said, "because cotton can be harvested on wetter ground than soybeans." For the first time in the history of .the country rice combines were brought In from rice-producing counties to do custom work In the soybean fields following the October rains, Mr. Bilbrey said. Rice combines are easily converted to soybean harvesting and are much better adaptable to muddy soil. Labor Leaving "The only unfortunate thing to turn up during the past week," he said, "was a shortage of labor due to the fact that hundreds of migrant laborers left the county to return to their homes during the weeks of rain. "Some farmers were left with an acute labor shortage which has slowed down harvesting progress somewhat but In spite of this cot^ion picking has not taken a noted m«mp. Picking has been held to a 'much more reasonable price than II W(LS last year." Because of the laborers', leaving , r GET' 11 * ** *• ' coa f»rm finano, ing . . . read how to «ave with the Farm fncnma Priiilege, be safe with llie Prepayment Reserve. Ask w for this iww booklet prepared bj the Icatirr in *e field. The FxraiuMo. Lite TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 213 W. Walnut Phone 2381 Blytheville PORKER-There's 500 pounds of sausage-nearly f« ,'i ,°L S m ' le of l!nk£ —wapperi up in this high hog brought to the Chicago market by Robert Hawley of Argyle Wit The wii r oh yC 1 n ; 0nld D ";° C b ° at ' S """ feel Wgh ' slx '«« ton * anti weighs 1080 pounds. Packers paid Hawley $124.20 tor the hog and sharpened up their sausage grinders. The normal-size Hampshire bog in foreground points up the monster's size. New Housing Loans, Grants To Aid Low-Income Farmers The lowest-Income groups of farmers will benefit from the Huos- ing Act of 1049 which authorizes $275,000,000 in. loans and direct grants for repair and remodeling of farmhouses and other farm buildings. Federal aid under this neiv law will be restricted to farmers who have insufficient cnsh to pay for needed improvements ana whose credit rating are not good enough for them to borrow from private sources. Most of the money, ,$250,000.00 will be made available as 33-year loans at 4 percent interest. The remaining $25,000,000 will go Into outright grants which need not. to outright grants which need not be repaid. All disbursements, both loans and grants, ivil be made during a four-year period. The Farmers Home Administration of the Department of Agriculture will administer the program. This agency has 1,500 field agents throughout the United States to assist with applications and other local details. Examples of improvements most likely to be financed, the Farmers Home Administration indicates are drilling wells, repairing or replacing roofs, installing electricity, installing plumbing and laying concrete basement floors. Replacing worn-out roofing with fire-resistant asphalt shingles is expected to be one of the most frequent structural improvements. Asphalt shingles are favored for ease of application as well as for economy. They, can be laid direct- Jy on top of most old roofing materials, thus eliminating the expense planters are bringing in mechanical pickers, from Mississippi to do custom work and implement dealers have reported increased sales in mhechanical pickers as the farmers rush to get their harvesting work caught up. Although this hasn't been a record year for yields, yields for cotton, soybeans and corn have been quite satisfactory, Mr. Bilbrcy reported. The winter legume crops and small grains are up to good stands and prospects are excellent for a record crop of winter legumes to be turned under next spring. of removing the worn roofing before applying the new. An estimated 135,000 farmers will receive loans, according to the Farmers'Home Administration. The average loan w il be nearly $2,000. The housing bill makes three classes of farmers eligible for benefits: 1—Those who have sufficient' Income to repay a loan. 2—Farmers whose farms are not, producing enough income lor repayment _ but could produce enough with the aid of a loan. 3—Those whose frams do not and never will produce enough These farmers will be aided by direct grants. '49 Corn Yield Estimate Cut By U.S. Agency WASHINGTON, Nov. 11—</!>)_ The Agriculture Department, in Us next to last report of tlie year today eliminated the year's corn crop at 3,357,618,000 bushels This l s 110,308,000 bushels less than the 3,47S,98S,00<) forecast a month ago. It compares with last year's record crop of 3,650,548,000 bushels and with the fen year (1038-41) average of 2,781,628,000 busheh The Indicated crop Is consklu- ably larger than prospective, needs This fact will require the department to Imposeacreage, allotments on the 1050 crop to cut production and to prevent a burdensome surplus. The national planting allotment is expected , to be around 70,000 000 acres, or about 10,000,000 less than was planted for the jeais crop. President Offers Free Ride as H e Display t Honorary Pilot's License WASHINGTON, Nov. 11— (If}— President Truman yesterday proudly 'showed off an honorary ttans- port pilot's license and asked for volunteers to fly with him. He waved the framed document aloft at the opening of his news conference. He said it was given to mmist?ation. aiVUAer ° naU "" Ad The he called 'for volunteers for an air ride. He said the only offer he had received so far came when a member of his staff who wanted to pick a co-pilot for the flight Maybe you can get some Republicans to go up with you reporter shouted. Nude Fugitive Criticized —For Delaying o Train TOKYO, Nov. H-Wv-Tiut Ito 28, was enroutc to Utsunomiya yesterday for trial in the slaying of her husband. At a way station she leaped from her police guards, stripped off her clothing and plunged naked Into the crowd at the station. Her screams and efforts to elude police delayed the train for half an nour. Passengers and police were shocked— not so much by her actions, but by her act. It is an unpardonable offense in Japan to delay a train. BROII SIlftllCHd-.SlAMINA.. IONC-UVID DlPtNDABILITV- JOHN DEERi- KILLEFER Offers You Rugged! Built lo take it! Dependable on cicry fob! That's what owners say about (heir rWiv. duly John Deerc-Killefer Offset Disk Harrows. They're tough harrows—sturdily built i to last longer .,. wilh plenty of brute sircnga, »»ml stamina to withstand the strains of working in the toughest field conditions ... behind fovffffal tractors. i Heavy-duty construction is the key to this abundant strength. The atroaur.I-steel frame is rtveted and well-braced throughout. HMTT- gauge, heat-treated disk blade? with white- iron bearings, wear better, last longer. Consider, too, the many other,features »nd you 11 understand why John Deere-Killefcr Disk Harrows offer more for your inve.tmenc ... betler disking performance down through the years. Sec us soon for full detail*. ' MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 4434 * Farmers Urged To Check CatHe For Teat Disease UTITE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 11 — with colder weather coming on, mastitis cases may increase in dairy herds, the American Foundation for Animal Health today warned cattle owners. "Mastitis frequently .follows teat or udder Injury," a Foundation bulletin says. "Many animals which have spent much of the day on pasture are being confined to barns at this lime of year as pastures taper off. This means thai mastitis luizards are greater." « To safeguard cows, the Foundation advised these precautionary steps: "Check the barn for high sills, protruding nails, or any objects which may injure teats and udders. Have a veterinarian examine all anlmak for tile disease. Infected cows should be put at the end of the milking line and milked last. "Practice rapid milking, making sure that teat cups are not left on any longer than necessary. Check vacuum gauges; too much vacuum is responsible for numerous teat Injuries. "Disinfect the milking equipment and see that the cow's teats and udders, and milker's hands are washed and dried, since these are the paths by which mastitis infection travels from diseased to healthy animals. "Keep a close' lookout for "signs of trouble. If called promptly, veterinarians can save many cases which otherwise might soon become unbeatable." Polio Cases in Arkansas On Decline, Official Says LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 1— (/Pi— Dr. T. T. Ross, director of the Arkansas Health Department, said today that polio has dropped off considerably'in the last few weeks. "Arrival of. cold weather Is the main reason for decline of the crippling disease, which has' hit Arkansas hard this year," Dr. Ross said. . At least 950 persons have bqen Advertising Agency Career Girl Gets Taste of Life on Farm and Likes It SHIKI.EV EVERITT: "This !s nolhln* new to me," NEW YORK —(NBA)— Shirley Evcritt, a pretty maid with a career in the advertising business, was running for tlie 5:15 one Frl- lay afternoon. "I'm going milking, sir," she said. Those words no longer startle Miss Ever/Ill's business friends. Five days a week she is an account executive for what is known in advertising circles as a 4-A agency. Tlie other two days she's a farmer, a grown-up 4-H girl. Raising prize cattle has been her hobby since Miss Evcritt was 10, and she's still at it, from Friday night through Sunday, nt her father's farm near Flemington, N.J., where, she was born. She owns four thoroughbred Ayr- shires, a bull calf and three heifers, ail of which cnme home with ribbons at a recent county fair, the bull taking first prize. Alter riding herd on her ncl vertising account all week. Alls: Evcritt gets up nt 5:30 a.m. Sat urclays and Sundays. "I help with the milking of thi 35 Ayrshire cows my father owns, she says. "This is nothing new ti me. Then I turn my attention to my own herd. I .brush them, wash them with snap nnd water, sand paper their horns, and train them You have to train them to show." When she ivns 10, she entered a heifer her father, had given he: in a' 4-H show. It look the tirs of 35 ribbons and "lots of cham ptoiishlps" Mtss Evcritt has won. As a business girl, her ftilhor now comes under Miss Evoritt'a executive thumb — weekdays, any way. He hns to keep track of he prize cattle while the milkmak works in the big city. Arkansas Guard Plane To Take Officials to Football Game in Dallas LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 11—f/p;_A group of. Arkansas officials will leave here early Saturday to attend the Arkansas-Southern Methodist football game In Dallas. They will make the trip In on Arkansas National Guard plane. Included in the group will be Governor McMath, Secretary o f State C. G. Hall, Brig. Gen. Earl T. Ricks, stale adjutant general, Henry Woods, assistant to the governor, nnr) Dick Allen of the Commercial Appeal. The party I 5 expected to return about V:30 p.m. Saturday. stricken by polio since Jan. 1-. This compares to 134 cases during the same period In 1048. So far this year, .the disease has claimed 44 lives. Election Triumph Hailed by Truman As'Fair Deal'Aid , WASHINGTON, Nov. 11—(/P)_ President Trumon said Democrat! election victories Tuesday shoulc make it easier to put his fair den program through congress. Mr. Truman discussed the clec ttoiis briefly nt a news "conference after he was aske"d whether he thought the results represented a mandate to the legislators. Ho said the Democratic platforn of 1048 set out what the Di'ino^ cratic party favored. He said the vote of the ncnplf would be authority to go ahead. '.' It will make It easier, he said to carry out the Democratic platform. when you're looking for cost-reducing, advantages IN A DISK HARROW MASSEr-HSSRIS'GOBLE J' 3" DISC Vjw.'Hi >*f* *«<!<l rim«!rj ollorfm.H Eotli uiltin Ijci 3 i.or.lni ,|,, T o.lii. DrKl.J PO..OJ.I cl 0- fr.. I >w ,1 oil ,«, , 0<h ,,„,. , for <on,!anl lubtlcolion . . . poiit;,, PI ,| ltt * M When it tcmti lo ligM draft i<i a d!ic horrow, il'l migril/ hord 10 bcal the Iree-running, po»«r-.ov|ng odvonragsl of oil- bath bearing,. They |u.| naturally reiull tn on eoiier pullinfj harrow and fuel tavTngi in your Iroclor. Thal'i Iho i;nd ol beorlnai you gel in Ihe ManiyHorm Goblo Offlel DI'K Horrowi . . . patented oll-bath UarPnol Ihol extend Ihe Mi width ol «och i.clion. Ihen odd Iht ilurdineit of oll-w«WiJ liom» conilruclion ond elxlrttally heol treated diit btodii ond youVi 90! o 3.way tomblnolion Ihot reduces cotU, tovel time and montv. Slop In loon, oik obout Ike Moiiey-Harrii 6oble line. Sizll '°ng« from )">" regular offiell lo lh> giant 2<' iquadronl, 61 Implement Co. North Highway 61 Phone 2142 Cot ton Planters To Map Fight Against Insects The third annual Cotton Insect Control Conference will hn held In Birmingham, Ala., Ucc. 10-20, 'he Nnllrmnl Cotton Council has announced. The meeting will biiiiB together key representatives of government and state research and educational agencies, or'Ihc coiton industry, Insecticide companies and tuvm equipment mnnnfnclurcrs. Eutomologtsls iiiul other experts In the fieM of cotton pest control will discuss programs during the past year de- signed to develop methods of com- batting Insects which are costing the cotton industry more tha» 250 million dollars a year. Principal purpose of the Blrm- Inglinin meeting, Cotton Council officials explain, Is to bring about an integrated program of pest control, leading to a reduction In cotton production costs. "Dlsnslrous losses Inflicted by thft boll weevil on the cotton crop this year in the Southeast and Mid- South emphasize the necessity, for concerted and continued action by all agencies toward efficient control of cotton Insects," Claude U Welch, Cotton Council production ami marketing director, pointed out. uorccnl of the pedestrians Killed In cities have been crossing Intersections diagonally or against traffic signals. TALKS THE All over America, on 1il B farms ami liltlc farms, It's provinr J.icl( The Year 'Koumi Tractor". . . winning for M round performance, all 'round (lie farm, all ,e»r 'round. Toul! respect ll, o FonI Tractor for the way It huckl« down lo heavy jobs of plowing or .lining. You'll like II, anr! De.rbora fcn.mpmc.ij, (oo, for Ihc way you can do such jol, 5 as scrap leveling, loading, ililching, terracing, ext-nvnt- in e, niRgniK post holes or sawing wood. Most """ Dcarhorn implements lift or lower nl a (ouch on (he Ford Hydraulic Touch Control. Ask for a demonstration. RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO. Aflen Hardin, Mgr. Soul.h Hiwny 01 ; phone 2171 A NEW PURINA HOG FATTENING SUPPLEMENT PURim PORK CHOW to help you fatten hogs at low cost! Now the famous line of Purina Hog Chows adds Purina Pork Chow! This new Chow is specially developed to help your grain fatten hogs fast ... and al low cost. Developed and thoroughly fested at the Purina' •' Research Farm, Pork Chow has what it takes to help you fatten hogs for the early market — when prices are usually highest. Yes, Pork Chow, fed with your grain, gives fop hog-feeding results. It's made right, priced right to help you make money from hog feeding. Come in and see us! Let us figure an eco- nomicaJ Pork Chow and grain ration for your hogs. 4493—Telephone—4493 L. K. Ashaaft COMPANY Vt Block 8o4th tt Depot 2Wk

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