The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1950
Page 8
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F4GE EIGHT BLYTIIEVn.I.E (ARK.) COTJRIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 1«, 199« Blytheville Man Designs Burr Clover Harvesting Machine "If I'm not too inquisitive, what it that machine?" "What does that thing do?" W. H. "Pete" Minyaixi of Rlytheville explained his machine to more than a dozen persons before he finally towed it to his Southeast Missouri farmland and put it into operation. The machine? H harvests burr clover seed and is jn-ohably the only one of its kind in this area, Burr clover, a good cover crop, bu not been too popular In Mis- itulppi County but has been grown widely In Mississippi. Harvesting the seed requires nomewhat unusual procedure. Mr. Mins'ard .said he had seen • machine built for the purpose. But he designed the one he's now' using and the F. L. Wicker Machine Shop In Blytheville built it. The burr clover seed falls to the ground when the plant has fully matured. Pete Minyard's harvester utilizes a vacuum technique to pick the seeds off the ground. Three tubes on flexible mountings are hand directed as the harvester Is towed through the Held. The wed Is sucked up Iliroueh (he lubes nnd blown Into a large screened drum which cleans the seed. The burrs which contain the seed weigh about ten pounds per bushel. Mr. Minyard figures his GO acres from 100 to 150 im-hels agent for North|)i County, listed these advantage,? which burr ciover holds as a cover crop: 1. Easier seeding. It't need will make per acre. Keith J. Bllbrey, county covering and can he sown practically any time durinz summer. 2. It can be turned under somewhat earlier In the spring. 3. Excellent hog pasture. 4. Crop can be continuous If let go to seed one year In four. Disadvantages, r. Bilbrey said, In- clmle the fact that the seed Is not too plentiful iuul therefore .wme- wliat higher. Burr clover, he said, doesn't resist water too well during the win- ler.'t survive too well on sand and increases the cutworm problem. Farmers Told ToCheckCattle For Blackleg LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 16— The danger season (or blackleg Is here now, und cattle losses may be high unless herds are protected, live-stock health julhoritles warned today. The. disease «trikes swiftly, with a high death rate, an American Foundation for Animal Health bulletin explains. Blackleg Is caused by a spore- JormujK germ which can live tor y*«r« In the soil. It may enter an animal's body through small cuts and puncture* In the shin, or through grazing. '•Suspect blackleg," the bulletin urgw, ',''" young cattle develop I high lever, Io« appetite, become ]*m0 and chow great depression. "Typllal •welllnga, caused by tht 4iM*se gl» off » crinkling, tissue- paper reeling If thejr are touched." Sinci; the disease is highly infectious, among young cattle, and usually .fatal, the foundation urged owrien to have a veterinarian eheck. •'Immediately If they inspect Chlordone Spray Called Effective In Fly Control Chlordane spraying, recently started by the health department, seems to be effecting n marked degree of fly control, W. O. Stinnett, area supervisor of malaria control, said today and added that results so far have been good throughout the county. Outside spraying with the new chemical was recently initiated by the health department in addition to the usual house treatment, with DDT. So far 3.486 premises have been treated with this new chlor- d«ne-DDT mixture In Mississippi a bacVleg outbreak in their herds. "Prompt treatment may save some of the animals," the bulletin says, "although it Is usually best to have calves vaccinated at about three months of age if blackleg losses have occurred before in the locality." Also of great Importance, the Foundation adds, Is to burn or bury deeply under lime the carcasses of animals which have died. Otherwise, the carcass may be a potent source QI infection. large screen drum cleans householders may find It to their advantage to have their premises sprayed again later in the summer to increase fly kills. County. On n recent Inspection lour • f treated premises throughout the county, evidence of good fly control was found, he said. Inspections of premises sprayed with chlordane early in the season Indicates that a reasonably long lasting killing power from the insecticide may on expected. Mr. Stinnett said. He warned, however, lhat any attempt at chemical control of flics is doomed to failure unless accompanies by good sanitation. With the advent of warmer weather, a much erentcr fly populntion mnv be expected unless sources of food and MEMPHIS. June 10. W—An ov- tly-breeding media are removed, he erall traffic survey of Memphis, to explained. cost about 575,000, began VVcdnes- Mr. Slitmctl adileil that some ' tiny, it will last about eight weeks. Thailand Gets Refugees BANGKOK — (IT)— A member of parliament says (here are 100.000 Vietnamese refugees In the northern provinces of Thailand and al- most all are followeri of Ho lilnh, Moscow-trained revolutions who Is fighting tlie French In Indo china. Thailand has reco opposing Vletnames regime of Bi Dai's state of Vietnam. For Safe, Profitable Grain Storage Galvanized STQL GRAIN BINS Fire-safe, weathertight, rodent-proof. Permanent, tong-li{e construction, 5 convenient sizes: I4'x8'— I 000 bu.; U'xl I'—2200 bu.; U'xU'—3276 bu. Order Butler Galvanized Grain Bins NOW from —Courier News Photo COU.KCTS IJUKR CI.OVER-The above machine, designed by W. H. Mmyanl nnd built by the F L Wicker Machine Shop here, uses the three tubes on the rear lo "vacuum" the seed from the ground. 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