The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 6, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 6, 1954
Page 11
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'AtftJTJfT t, PAGE ILIffM REVIEW •« FORECAST TO BE VIEWED ON TOUR — This rice irrigation project on Chamber of Commerce and various businessmen over the county, tttt Marian Koehler farm near Dell is just one ol the many krig-a- Tour gets started *t I a. ». at Armorel. free tickets are available tfon plans which will be viewed Thursday by farmers who attend th« tour, being set up by County Extension service. Blythevill* over the county. On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBRET, Couflty AfeBt Irrigation Tour and a lift pump to take the wa- Yot interested in irrigation? We | ter from the ditch to any field. , have arranged an irrigation tour The next stop will be at the Big aoro»« North Mississippi County for yoH. It's on Thursday, August 12. The Farm Bureau, business and civic leaders, Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce and similar organizations are working nicely with me in planning this event. Irrigation companies are cooperating and will be present to answer questions and discuss your problems. The goal I have in mind is not to "sell" anyone on irrigation. I prefer that the farm people of the county see as many different types of irrigation systems as possible, the many problems and complications,, along with the good things about irrigation. Stops j We plan for the tour to make Six different stops in the county. The first one will began at 9:00 o'clock at the Armorel Planting Company Gin, Armorel. There you will have the opportunity of seeing furrow irrigation, the use of siphon tubes, a sprinkler system, and some very excellent cotton on the Armorel Planting Company land. The next stop will be at Marion Koehler's farm about a mile north of Dell. You will have the opportunity of seeing a new type rice farm, and one of the best rice crops in Arkansas. A discussion will be conducted pn land leveling. M-r. Koehler has done extensive land leveling operations. Costs and advisability of this practice wiil be discussed in relation to irrigation. The next stop will be just south of Marion Koehler's farm on the Earl Magers plantation.' There you will see a 15-inch well, results of a sprinkler irrig'ation, ditch systems to carry the water around over different parts of the farm Lake Boat Docks on highway 18. We have arranged for a fish fry for those on tour. The fish fry will be free but it will be necessary that you get a ticket before the fish fry! We are using the ticket system so that we will know, ahead of time, how many people will be on tour. Right after the fish fry, Waldo Prasier, Executive Secretary of Arkansas Farm Bureau, will be present to discuss the irrigation legislation that has recently been passed in Washington and also the necessity of a State Water Right Law being passed in Arkansas. - The next stop probably will be on the Manila air base. Here you will have the opportunity of seeing one of the more common" 4-inch wells that can be used to irrigate 40 acres. The next stop will be on the Earl Wildy farm. Here you will have the opportunity of seeing one of the larger irrigation systems. Mr. Wildy has had as much or more experience than anybody else in North Mississippi County in ir- JOHNSON GRASS KILLER 99% Pure Sodium Chlorate 700 Lb. $ Drum - m I Webb Culvert Tile Co Highway 61 at State Line Phone OSborne 3-8414 MAK1 YOUft OWN RAIN fPMNNLIN* B *OOO CRC* fN- tfUftANCI b*Muw it m«fctt * po* , Msitr, foolproof • Ivtty v*Jvt, coupling »nd fitting k m*d« «pf .. YW A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MORH Dealers Wanted! T»* »€«»**• A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS McKINNON'S Irrigation Equipment Co. M«nil«, Ark. Ph«n« 111 rigation. In this case you will see water being pumped out of Buffalo Ditch. Several different crops, on Mr. Wildy's farm have been irrigated. The last stop will be on the Ora Hueter snfall farm just south of the Leachville city limits. At this stop you have the opportunity of seeing four two-inch wells tied together to give sufficient water for irrigating small areas up to 20 or 30 acres. Mr. Hueter has been very successful in irrigating strawberries and has a very beautiful strawberry bed at the present time. Get Tour Ticket* As I explained before, : it will be necessary for you to get ticket ahead of time for the fish fry at Manila during the noon hour. We are trying to make these tickets generally available and would like for every farmer in the county to have one who will agree to take part in the tour. At the time of writing this column I vould suggest that you get your tickets from this office in Blytheville or from the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce. In Dell you could get tickets from H. R. Crawford at the Com- press. In Manila you could get tickets from Alex Curtis, or L. K. Holt, the vocational teacher. Mr. Curtis has agreed to deliver tickets in the Leachville area. At the moment I would suggest that you could get tickets from Mr. Arnold Watkins the vocational teacher and I am sure there will be a number of other places where you can get a ticket, simply by inquiring about town. Fine Cooperation I am delighted with the interest expressed in the irrigation tour. Also with the cooperation 'I am getting in making the tour and the fish fry possible. Several concerns have contributed necessary money. The Farm Bureau officers have been particularly helpful in helping to get specialist, speakers, and in financing. Alex Curtis of Manila has been very cooperative in helping to ar- rang the fish fry in Manila. Specialist Help We will have Mr. J. L. Gattis, the Extension Service Irrigation specialist, with us during the day. Also there will be many other specialist, and well informed people present. We should be able to answer most any of the questions B/7/ to Provide Irrigation Loans Fast Hearing Enactment into Law Farmers win-soon have an opportunity to obtain longterm. low interest loans from th€ government to install irrigation facilities on their farms, according to J. P. Ross, president of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association. ,ing. j Combine Clinic I One of the important itami brought out at the beltwide cotton mechanization conference IB Littl* Rock last week was the •hortAft of properly trained farm macbtotry operators. A combine clinic to train operators in the care and operation of combines will be held in Hayti High School Thursday, Aug. U at 7:30 Congress last week passed t and sent to the President a bill! malting the loan program that hasj been in operation in the Western j states for the past 16 years, available throughout the United States. Dry, hot summers, coupled with disastrous crop failure in recent years, caused the MCPA and other independent farm groups to ask Congress to provide authority for placing the program on a nationwide basis. Loans will be made for both storage and use of water. Financial assistance for any one project will be limited to $25.000 on the outstanding indebtedness, however, Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James' Pemiscot County Agent may borrow up to $250,000. Loans will be made for a maximum duration of 20 years to individuals and 40 years to associations. Loan Limits Farmers will be expected to pay as much of the cost of the facilities from their own funds as they are financially able. However, these loans may be made for 100% of the cost of the project when it appears that applicants are carrying on sound farming program and have some equity in their property "after providing reasonable security for the loans. Interest Rat* The interest rate on loans is 3%. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to fix the rate of interest on insured loans. A provision is made for a loan insurance charge of not less than 1% on outstanding principal balances. In view of this provision, the interest rate on both direct and insured loans likely will be between 4% and 5%. : 30 Days Away It is expected that within approximately thirty days after the bill is signed by the President, the Farmers Home Administration will be in a position to announce details of the new program to the public and to its field officials. Read Courier News Classified Ads. ;hat you ma# have for us on this tour. As a last warning and appeal may I suggest that you get your tickets today. The A. S. C. Election Eevery farmer should be interested enough in the government farm program to ini'orrn himself about it and elect men qualified to operate it in a businesslike manner. The men selected to serve as the community election boards as voluntary leaders certainly set a good pattern in this respect in Pemiscot County. Only two out of the thrity three board members were absent from the training meeting held July 27. Nominees for Committeemen The community election boards consisting of three men each selected ten men whom they believe eligible and qualified to serve as community committeemen. Others may be nominated from the . floor. Out of those nominated five will be elected to serve. How the Election Will Be Held This will be an election meeting in Pemiscot County beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9. Notice of election meeting places have been posted in all communities. The chairman will explain how the election will be held, who is eligible and etc. Then voters wil register and mark the ballot indicating the five men they wish to hold office. The persons receiving the highest number of votes will be chairman, next highest vice chairman and so on down to include the third j member, first and second alternates. Election of County Committee The chairmen of community committees will serve as delegates to the county convention with vice chairmen serving as alternates. The county convention in Pemiscot County will take place at the Armory in Caruthersville at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Delegates will be called to order by the County office manager and a chairman and secretary will be elected to conduct the election of county committeemen. Livestock Meeting How to select cattle for breeding or feeding is the theme of the livestock meeting to be held Monday, Aug. 9, at 7 a.m. The meeting will begin on the John B. McClanahan Farm 6 miles south of Caruthersville. The second half of the meeting dealing with the purebred herd will be held on the Olin Diilard Farm two miles south, and one and one-half miles east of Caruthersville. E. S. Matuesors, Veteran Extension Livestock Specialist of the University of Missouri, will assist the county agents with the meet- J. M. Ragsdale, extension keting specialist and C. X. 8t*» phens, extension agriculture engineer will assist the county Agent* with the program. Local machinery dealert Including, Win. Chrysler Co., Sh*dr Equipment Co., Planters Implement Company and others axe participating in the program. Factory trained experts will work with farmer* according to the make of machine they have. For example John Deer* ownrs will be instructed by a representative of that company. .Over a hundred and twenty five farmers attended a similar meeting held last year according to county agent, W. F. James. ARGUE WITH WEEDS... KIUS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA GRASS AND MANY OTHER FARM WEEDS Widely used throughout th« South lor destroying aJU tjrptt of weeds and grasses. Kills weed root* ... prevents regrowth. fe powder form; easy to mix for spraying. 319 W. Ash MASSEY-HARRIS The First Name in Self-Propel led Combines 90 SPECIAL Tht biggest Self-Proptiied Combint you con own .,. with 43 new improvements. 81 SEALED BEARINGS in the 90 Special mean longer machine life ... less servicing time in th* field. Massey-Harris sealed bearings require no iervicing for their entire life ... givo an estimated 3,000 hours of trouble-free service. NEW DYNA-AIR CHAFF CONTROL PUTS MORE GRAIN IN THE TANK. The secret of new Dyna-Air Chaff Control lies in one word—"Flotation." A scientifically governed flow of air acrosi the entire width of each sieve keep* the chaff in a constant state of •uspension.. ? floats chaff back over the screens and out of the machine in a loose layer —separating more clean grain. CONSTANT POWER STEERING'-brings new handling ecme to tfie operation of the 90 Combine. Farmers, custom cutters, and rice growers will appreciate the smooth, responsive hydraulic action that eliminates the shocks and jolts of ordinary steering ... tht fatigu* of fighting the steering wheel all day. 'Optional equipment in prove ffo c/MF*-r«fi<« on yovr farm, Atk Th« Man Wko Owns Out! 61 IMPLEMENT COMPANY North Highway Tht Former's Homt of* Satisfaction' Phont 2-2142 ONE-ROW SPINDLE-TYPE COTTON PICKER Let the ABas-Chalmers One-Row Cotton Kckec come to the rescue If s designed for quick mounting on the regular CA, WD'and WD-45 farm tractors. Equipped with long, grooved, spindles, Hm machine gets a high percentage of open bofis . . . with leas staining of lint and less trash in the cotton. As cotton k picked, if s elevated and blown into a closed wire-mesh basket Unload instantly wfth hydraulic power. 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