The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 18, 1949
Page 9
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1949 U.S. Crop Output! Is Above Average But- Production is 15 Percent Below 1948 Mark, Figures Show The production of field crops In Arkansas during 1049 is expected Lo t>e 17 percent above the average wfl the fourth largest in the his- Ipv of the slate according to the «<ate and Federal Crop Reporting Service. The Service, in its weekly report on Arkansas crops, stated that Nov. 1 indications point to the { largest, crop In the state's history out added that prospects have declined one percent since Oct. 1 anti 15 percent belnw the 1048 record production, largely because of the unfavorable harvest weather in October, which was the wettest since 1010. The state's soybean crop, which is Hearing harvest completion, is estimated at 4,053,000 bushels, which Is four perc'cnt below last year's production due to a smaller acre- asc. Klcc Croji Same nice production is estimated nt 10,737.000 bushels, which Is almost the same a;, the preliminary estimate ol last year's crop. This would rank Arkansas fourth behind Louisiana, Texas and California in total pioriuclion In the five major rice producing stales. A corn crop of 28,350.000 bushels was indicated on Nov. 1, the Crop Reporting Service said. Wet weather during October and high winds in some ureas has reduced yield prospects by one-linU a bushel. This year's crop is 14 per cent below 1018 and 11 per cent bctow average. This hns been a good season for hay crops. Production is indicated at 1,1593,000 tons which is 11 per cent larger than average but 10 per cent below lois. yields are only slightly Jess than last year bill the acreage is down seven per cent. Commercial apple production esliiiMled nt 700.000 bushels. Except for 1947 this is the largest crop .n recent years. Pecan prospects declined during October and the crop is now at 4,130.000 pounds, 28 per cent below last year's record crop POWER with ECONOMY means extra profit in your pocket. 1 3 PlOW MODEl "44" •fc You smooth out the tough spats or lick a hard belt job in record time when you pul a Massey-Hairis to work on your larm. You eave money loo . . . cover more acies on every tank full of fuel . . . faster, easier . . . al less cosl. There'* a Massey-Harris suited lo your kind ol learning , , . 6 areat models ... 5 power sizes . . . moio power . . . more speeds . . . each a top performer in its class. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. No. Hiwav 61 I'hoiic 2M2 ALL-AROUND PIG—Besides being round al] around Barney's extremely versatile as pigs go. Not only does he stand in lor a horse for eight-year-old Dick Hough, Barney also points game birds for his master in Portland, Indiana. The porker's career as a hunter is soon to be ended, though—it's a tight squeeze trying to get 32o pounds of pork-on-the-hoof through a fence. Nation's Turkey Crop Placed At 41 Million; Second Largest Proper Shrubs, Trees Brighten Winter Skyline Trees nnd shrubs with colorful bark and twigs can help brighten up the drab winter skyline. It's comparatively simple to plan R more companionable landscape for the dormant season—and one that's fine when lolinblc is ID full glory, two. M. W. Staples, field supervisor of the Davey Tree Expert Co., advises there's a wide range of trees nnd shrubs from which to select your color scheme. For Instance, the Japanese maple has red twigs; the silky dui:wouil, purple; the Scotch pine, salmon- colored bark on the upper trunk and branches; the sycamore or plane- tree, peeling bark that exposes Inner bark of bright yellow; birch, grayish white talk and the /lowering plum bark of a pronounced black on older branches. The green- IwlB dogwood is colorful, while the twigs of.the redosier doguoad are a deep red and those of the purple- osier willow, a good ornamental reddish-purple. Color Isn't the only important factor In Improving the scenery, the expert adds. Trees also should planted for shape and tracery of silhouettes against the sky. Particularly beautiful in this i-csu are the maples. When biting cold keeps the family Indoors, tree and shrub friends do a lot to cheer with their placid and -solid beauty. Give nature a liand, and she'll work for your aesthetic and morale uplift around-the-clock and through the calendar. lly Edward H. Hoffman NEA Staff Correspondent KANSAS CITY, Kans. —(NBA) — Tiiis year's holiday season will be a happy one for all turkeV caters. There's a bumper crop of gobblers coming to market w li i c li means plenty of white and dark meat at lower prices. The second largest crop of birds on record, an. estimated 41.107,000 turkeys, are- gobbling on ranches and In barnyards over the nation waiting for stuffings and holiday flxin'S: But, plentiful as the heavy fowl wilt be this year, 1045's record of 44 million birds won't be menaced. Prices will be cheaper this year in GOOD USED TRACTORS and FARM EQUIPMENT ••;; Completely Overhauled & Guaranteed JOHN DEERE TRACTORS - / «, 1 "A" Mode! • 5 "B" Models • 2 "H" Models • 1 "VAC" Model Case Tractor, ] year old. • 1 "H" Mode! Farmall Tractor, completely reconditioned, in A-l condition. • 1 "M" Model Farmall, priced to sell. ; ALSO USED CULTIVATORS, PLANTERS AND DISK HARROWS A decline in feed costs which amounts to as much as $1 per hundred pounds is one reason. The other is the large number of new- colncrs to the turkey raising business who were attracted by last yeifr's record high prices. Turkey growing Is a hazardous business as the big birds are notoriously panicky and overly susceptible to bad weather. The husc flock of new growers, plus some '•in-and-out" producers, are responsible for heavy death losses of points this year. Stale Crop Up 121 Percent Al! states are producing a larger crop than a year ago, ranging from an increase of three per cent in New York to 121 per cent in Arkansas. California, the leading turkey state, has the largest crop of record, estimated at 6,353.000 birds. Texas, which will contribute some 4.225,000 turkeys this year, plus California, wil produce more than a quarter of the nation's birds. More than half the country's turkeys will be grown by the seven leading state.?: California, Texas, Minnesota (3.752.0CO), Iowa (2,659,000), Oregon (1,593,0€0) Missouri (1,572,0001 and Virginia (1,526,000) To Market Early This year's crop probably will be moving to market early, following a. steady national trend toward earlier selling by growers. The downward motion of prices to a buyer's market and the fact that flocks of early birds are less liable to storm losses, are easier to raise and have smaller death losses, accounts for the early marketing. But,, don't gel worried, there ought to be plenty of turkey at the butcher's wailing for the holidays. A light year means a distance of about six trillion miles. Wheels in Motion On Shirley's Divorce LOS ANC1BLKS. Nov ,81. «V- Actor John Agar apparently will not oppose the divorce action of his wife, lovely Shirley Temple. Superior Judge Clarence I,. Kincaid Wednesday set Dec. 5 for trial ol the actress' divorce suit on charges of cruelty. He ordered the case set as n default hearing after he was Informed that Agar hud not filed an answer within the legal 10- day limit. • . •. . Attorneys for the young couple, married Sept. ID, 1945, have reached n virtual agreement on a settlement. It was understood that Agnr, now in New York, will agree' to support their 21-montii-old daughter, Linda Susan. Hollywood Continued from Page 8 film debut In "The Duchess of Idaho." The child has licrll .swimming since she was four months old. I'roducer Jo« Pasternak says she'll do a swimming ruullne with Ester Williams. « » • That advertisement in the Hollywood trade papers: "'Always Leave Them Laughing' Is absolutely the funniest picture I've ever seen." (Signed) '•Milton BErle's Mother." One fourth of the sugar produced In American territory Is raised In Hawaii, says the National Geographic Society. Easy Payment Terms Can Be Arranged MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 4434 ft FT" 1 ** C I tort fur™ fi infE . . . rend how lo MT« • *rtlh the Farm Prrrilrgc, be «.fe with th* Prep«ynienl Reserve. A«k u» for this new booklet prcrmrerf hy ihe leader in llie ficlit, 11>e rxraiuM* • Uf. AMtir>~« S~^*r TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 213 W. Walnut {>hone 2381 • Biylhevitle HEM) AS WITNKSS—Miss Joyce Crafton, 22. of Cleveland, was arraigned at Columbus, O., as a material witness In the week-end homecoming death of Jaek T. McKcown Ohio Stale University senior who was shot and killed by James n Hecr, a fraternity brother. The S30(. bond of Miss Crafton was continued The Cleveland girl, who is not n university student, is shown al the police station after her arraignment. (AP Wiiephoto). Ofifl Your Purina Dealer EXTRA EGGS from LESS NEW HIGH-ENERGV PLUS ... THINK I'LL TRY SOME. PURINA HIGH ENERGY UTWG CHOWS Plus Putina extras lhal make these now laying rations the best in Purina history. Put your laying (locks on Purina this year. Come'in and see Layena or Lay Chow. They're ai|[erent! They're better! L, K. Ash era ft Co. Railroad & Cherry i'honc \ LOU ATTENTION TRACTOR OWNERS! CHECK THIS NOVEMBER Overhaul Special! Yes, for the next .1(1 djiys you can make a really big saving Ijy brinjr- injf your traelor l<> Russell I'liil- lips Tractor Co. For jusl $81.10 we will completely overhaul and paint your (niclor like new. All parts and labor are guaranteed for 9U (lays. All Ibis is included in the complete ovcrliatil: $84 10 Including Labor • New cylinder sleeyei • New valve guides • New piston rings • New motor oil • New valvei • New gasket ie» • New carburetor • New oil filter • All new erankihaft bearings. • New distributor overhaul kit. Don't Delay, Bring In Your Tractor Today! Russell Phillips Tractor Co. Highway 61 South, Blytheviile GIGANTIC SALE of first quality, guaranteed Tractor Tires COMPARE THESE PRICES! 9x24 4-Ply $22,59 Ilx384-Ply $44.95 9x364-Ply ....... $30.54 12x36 4-Ply $42.77 10x28 4-Ply $30.13 12x38 6-Ply $55.41 11x24 4-Ply $40,39 13x24 6-P!y $50.35 11x36 4-Ply $41.77 All Prices I'lus Federal Tax Rice & Cane Tread Tires 11 x 38 6-ply $0044 12x36 6-ply Come Down Tomorrow! $0166 BLYTHEVILLEMOTORCO. South's Finest Service Broadway & Chickasawba Phon. 4422

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