The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 2, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 2, 1950
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FMPAT, JUNE z, (ARK.)' COtTRTEK NEWS ' Clear Weather Aid to Farmers / Adult Boll Weevils Reported in Some Southern Counties Clear weather the lirst part of the week enabled Arkansas farmers lo get in four or five clays of field work during (| le past wcA , hc B'ate- and Federal Crop Reporting Service said yesterday. Goad headway W us marie In Planting, re-planting, and clean»'R of cotton. Hoeing is In full wing nncl much early cotton has been chopped and cultivated. Adult boll weevils are apiwarlng on curly cotton in some southern counties, the Service said. Considering the adverse weather earlier m the season, most o: the cotton Hiat i.s up looks good, although many uneven stands nre reported: Corn Making Early core: is inakinff gootl growth. Except in main cotton areas, a Bood part of the early corn has I:--" ri'IMvptert Plants in a number of fields are yelkin from excessive n.c.itmc. Planting is still in pro- fU'css and much late corn is still tt^be planted. Some fanners Imve !S~iin side dressing early corn with nitrates. The clear weather helped in putting up hay. Some alfalfa is ready to be cut the second time. Harvest of fall-sown grains for hay Is underway. Although some spotty stands of Lcspedeza arc reported, hay crops In general are making good growth. Grain Harvest Underway Fall-sown grains are maturing rapidly, the Service's crop report, said. Binding and combining nave been expected earlier. Spring-sown grain will be ready for harvest in July. The strawberry harvest, is drawing to a close. Unfavorable weather reduced quality over most of the state. In the White County area most berries are being capped for processing. Some 'boysenberries and Lav- ucaberries will be ready for harvest this week. Tomatoes continue to make good progress. Irish potatoes will soon be ready for market with harvest getting underway arcund July 1. Ticks and hornflies have been a problem, but cattle are making goon gains and milk production is higu, the Service said. C'KLI.AK AND BASEMENT The difference between basement r^ cellar is that a cellar has mole than half 'its height below grade, R basement less than hair.' Northern Louisana Territory was Ht first attached to Indiana Territory for administrative purposes. PERSONAL SERVICE-A flight from New York to phoenix Ariz., proved too long a haul for "Bossy," the prize Guernsey cov,' en roue to ., sy, e pr en route to join Ihc herd of J. J. Bascob, Jr. "H USS v" needed >t H,» S> j/° TWA _F, ar S° agcnt Ilarold Maso " l'" r °™='J the service at the Kansas City, Mo., airport. Her load lightened, a more contented Guernsey continued the Uight. Lavacaberries", State's Newest Berry Crop, to be Harvested Soon LAVACA, Ark., May 2. (if) — n soon will be time to begin harvest of lavacaberries. They are 'comparatively new and are produced in this area of western Arkansas. They get their name from a berry, the boysenberry and a farming community, Lavaca. The lavacaberry Is purple like a boysenberry, but doesn't lose its rich color when frozen—or say the growers. It Isn't a sturdy pi-int E'xl growers have to cultivate the lava- caberry vines the year 'round. The lavacaberry was developed about 12 years ago on the farm of Ed Girard. Desiring to vary his crops, he sought advice from a vo- c.itiona' instructor, 1. H. Fielder. Fielder suggested boysenberries. Girard .obtained six plants from a farmer near McKay, Ark. Right trom the start—without any grafting, pruning or experimentation— Ciirard's berries were different. At Hist, Girarc! called his product the "improved boysenbery." Later, as neighbors began trying out the new product, the name was changed to lavacaberry. Lavacaberry vines are planted rows seven to nine feet /ipart. The land must be well drained and the soil rich. Vines ate strung on wires and the berry grows well above ground. Harvesting i.s cnsy, growers say. It is not difficult to pick 100 quarts in a day. The harvest season runs about three weeks. Growers say the lava- caucrry maj be shipped 450 miles without refrigeration. State's Weevil Damage of '49 Second Highest MEMPHIS. Tenn.. .lime 2. M>>— The dreaded boll weevil and other peals dug into, the packets of the nation's cotton farmers and withdrew a record of 5017,81-1.186 last year, reports the National Cotton council. The final estimate of Arkansas' pestilence was second largest —$109,547,931. The report said insects claimed 2S per cent of the. EDSON , Continued from Page 6 morn loose arrangements. They are voluntary contracts entered into be- t'reen (he secretary tit Agriculture and Mie gioiveis. Growers wllo don't sign (he agreement don't have to alride by il.s restrictions. Among the more Important agreements now in effect are these: Ari- •/ona-Californla oraiiRes, grapefruit and lemons.'Florida oranges, grape fruit and tangerines. California Tokay grapes. Bartlctt pears, plums and peaches. California dried prunes and raisins. Colorado fresh peas and cauliflower California. Oregon and Washington winter pears. Colorado, Georgia und Utah peaches. Orders Are Voted On Oregon stiff Washington filberts Ca.ifornia, Oregon and Washington walnuts. Alabama. Florida. Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi pecans. California. Oregon. Washington and Idaho hops. Potatoes are under agreements in Colorado. California. Oregon, Michigan. Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, New Jersey and Maine. Not all proposals for issuance of marketing orders go through. California potato growers, except for two counties, recently turned down an order. Growers repesenlinji two- thirds of the production must vote for an order before (to is issued. The secretary of Agriculture must also approve the order; so he has a kind of veto power to check bad orders and agreements. If amendments are sought for any order, the secretary must approve. Most orders and agreements are made for one.' two or three years. About the only news that gets out l these agreements is when the secretary of Agriculture announces appointment of some committee, like (he Oregon-Washington Filbert Control Board, or the Utah Peach Administrative Committee. They are strictly local news. In justifying what, might in some sense be considered this "regimentation" of farmers, the Department of Agriculture points out that those agreements and orders do not directly stabilize prices. They do stabilize markets. Any prices set arc minimum prices that must be paid to producers. They do not set retail prices, though they influence them. Ill stabilizing markets, agreements and orders may provide for selling only top-quality products, or scheduling flow of crops to market so ns to prevent gluts and price collapse Quotas have to be voted-ln by producers. All IbLs is authorized by act of C'oug'less. '* Arkansas crop. The previous record nationwide loss of s5SO,(!05.00a was set In 1027 Mississippi recorded the top for value of lint and seed destroyed by the pests. Damages totaled an estimated S124.050.350 or a full yield loss of 28 per cent. GROWS FAST With MIXED FE RESULTS OF COLLEGE EXPERIMENTS Results of careful experimentation by colleges show ^ that: • N/TROGFN in fertilizer promotes plant growth. • PHOSPHOROUS hastens maturity. • POTASH keeps the plant healthy, prevents rust in cotton, prolongs the period of productivity, helps bolls to open well. That's Why You Should ess Your Cotton It's not too late to use mixed fertilizer on your cotton . . . and phosphorous and potash are important to your crop.^Plan now to side dress for an early-maturing, bigger crop this fall. All Regular Grades of Mixed Fertilizers Are Available BLYTHEVILLE FERTILIZER CORP. South Highway 61 Farmers Prefer Asbestos Siding, Survey Reveab Bolter than one out o( every three fanners who rc-slclcil their 'homes 'luring the past Ihreft years used aslxvitos-cenuml siding shinnies Tor llle improvement, m-cordlng to n survey recently rcpnrloil Ly a lead- ins; nijriciilliiritl iiublk-nllon. 'Ilie surrey s-lioivcd (hat 18 per cenl ol Ihe farmers questioned had purchitsed sldlmj materials for llicir dwellings during the period. Tliirty- six out of every hnmiml said lliey linrt bought, asbcslos-eimient products. This figure was more (him CO per cent greater llian llmt fnr the next most, widely used type, of siding. The same survey brought out that Another 10 per cpnl iirc planning to tc-sitie their homes during (lie tom- niR year. Ot lhal ("roiip, an identical percentage—as out of a liun- died— indiumcd they would use as- bestos-ooment units. The farm families polled :ue local«l [)rlncl]>iUly in Middle Western slates. Aulhorlties on building mn- terials. liowcvcr, assert that tills preference lor asbeslos .silin^ Is lo be found in practically every section of the country. The popularity of asbestos-cement siding for farm structures including service buildings as well as homes, is based Ini-Rcly on three faelors: attractive appearance, fire safety and freedom from upkeep expense. In addition, the material is weather-resistant, termite-proof and rodent-proof. ' ' Ordinary siding materials, (o be safe from decay nncl deterioration. SPRAT WEF05 AWAY WITH ATLACSDE THE SAFE? CHLORATE KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA and many other grasses and weeds. Destroys v/ecd rools . . . prevents regrowlh. In convenient powder form; easy to mix for Use as a spray. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. must be painted or elvcn'some other preservative treatment every few years. During the normal lifetime of a building, this maintenance adds up to a considerable sum — often many times the first cost of the sidings. AsbeMos-eement siding , rc- C|iiires no preservative treatment. It actually becomes harder and tough- cr with asje and exposure. Because they contain nothing (hat will burn, asbestos siding shingles perform a valuable, fire protection function. This safeguard is e.speclnl- ly worthwhile on farms, where fire- fit;htmg facilities are limited and the danger of flumes spreading from one building (o another Is great. Upwards ol n thousand different,I own developed, most of which type radio receiving lubes have' .still I K purchased. In Kiitfland _- H's the Chemist Shop Jn I'YiiiK'e _ It's (| lc Apothecary Shun In Blylheville — H's ' BARNEY'S DRUG For Expert PRESCRIPTION SERVICE ...That's Why the JOHN DEERE Model "MT" is TopsinltsClass! Large acreage or small, your larming will he easier, (asler, more profitable when you depend on the two-row John Deere Model "MT." The savings il oilers you are obvious. The dependable two-cylinder engine, wilh ils exceptionally low gasoline consumption ol only 3/4 gallon per hour on lighl jobs, pins money-saving serviceability, means leal economy. Combine with Iliis such big-lracfor features as hydraulic control, dual Touch-o- inalic, a wide selection of Quik-Tatch working equipment, outstanding operator comfort, wide adaptability, ease ol handling, lour forward speeds, and quality construction and workmanship throughout; you'll be convinced that Hie extra values ol the "MT" make il the outstanding tractor o! its power class. See us lor details., issco Implement Co. South Highway 61 Blyihevilie Desty» an* froveS Perf COTTON THE ROW CLEAN Southern COTTON CHOPPER Manufactured In lilyllicvillc and Availahle fo You nl Jack Robinson implement Co. Yes, sec i( In operation and you'll ngrec dial Ihc Southern Hellc Cotton Chopper cleans the row of grass much hotter than most mechanical choppers. Now the secret of this new colton chopper's success ia that ils motion rescmhlcs the hand-chopping art ion more than any chopper yet pot in the field. Operating from (he poyer hike-off, llic two hoes on each wheel rotate as the Iracfor moves down the field, culling cleanly into each row. A year's testing is proof thai (lie Soul hern ficile Of (on Chopper rloes i( s job cleanly and efficiently. EASY TO HOOK UP? You lid! This chopper can he hooked tip to Ihe Iracfor in 5 minutes. DOKS IT DO THK J01J FAST? As the (ractor moves down Ihe field in 3rd gear, the Southern Hclle Cotton Chopper cleans 2 rows at n lime . . . can chop up to 10 acres a day. And that means (hat yon can now chop cotton for as little as :iOc fin acre! Yes, now it's here ... a colton chopper that can really do the job right. COME IN-ASK FOR A DEMONSTRATION Jack Robinson ImpI East Main BlytheviHe

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