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FRIDAY, AUGUST, 13, 1954 BLYTHEVILLI (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE RE VIEW »*° FORECAST August 26 Visiting Day for Marianna MARIANNA.—Thursday, August 26 has been set for the annual Visiting Day at the University of Arkansas' Cotton Branch Experiment Station, here, assistant director John L. Dameron announced today. On that date, farmers in eastern Arkansas will learn about the latest results in the research underway at the Station. The annual Visiting Day for Negro farm families will be held the following day (Friday, August 27). Thursday's program includes a tour of the research plots from 9 till 11. and an assembly period from 11 until noon. Topics scheduled for discussion during the tour are varieties of sorghums for silage production: soybean varieties and planting dates; varieties, plantirig dates, and pre- emerge weed control of cotton; sub- soiling of cotton by mechanical means and by root penetration, with and without irrigation; and pasture studies including varieties of base grasses and results of supplemental irrigation on plant growth and beef production. Agronomists R. L: Thurman, P. E. Smith, B. A. Brown, and R. D. Staten, and agricultural engineer Billy B. Bryan of the College of Agriculture staff at Fayetteville will discuss the work. Principal speaker at the 11 o'clock assembly will be Read P. Dunn, Jr., Of Washington D. C. Dr. Dunn has been director of the foreign trade division of the National Cotton Council since 1945. He will discuss research and marketing, particularly as they relate to holding and expanding our foreign markets. For women visitors, a demonstration on rice cooking will be conducted during the morning by H. C. Stump, manager of the Arkansas Rice Promotion Association at picnic lunch will be noon. In the after- Stuttgart. A available at noon, the new Eastern Arkansas Branch Soil Testing Laboratory will be open for inspection. Also, those visitors who do not have a chance to complete the morning inspection tour, or who have additional questions, may visit the research plots following the noon hour, Mr. Dameron reported. Friday's program will include an identical tour of the research areas, and also the demonstration on rice cooking. In addition, there will be a special : youth program at 10:45 A. M. with talent numbers by 41H Club, N.F.A., and F. H. A. members and an oration by Rayfield Boatman of the N. F. A. chapter at Cotton Plant. The speaking program will begin at 1:00 with John Gammon, state chairman of the Negro division of the Arkansas Farm Bureau address. The program also includes remarks by Dean Lippert S. Ellis of the College of. Agriculture, and solos by Lois Mothershed of Dunbar High School and Leatrice Vinson of Clarendon High School. Adjournment on Friday will be at New Cholera Vaccine Popular Old Double Treatment Method Is on Way Out, Survey Reveals The use of the new hog cholera vaccine containing attenuated viruses is becoming more popular among veterinary practitioners in the hog producing areas, according to Keith Bilbrey, County Agent. A survey made the American Veterinary association in Iowa, Indiana, and Georgia indicates that more of the veterniarians are using these new vaccines than the old double treatment method using the live virus and the anti- cholera serum. Swine producers should consult their local veterinarian on preventive and control measures. It is quite evident that the eradication of the disease itself is practically impossible as long as the live virus vaccine is used, Keith Bilbrey said. Dr. C. F. Hall, instructor of veterinary medicine at the University of Arkansas, recommends the use of attenuated or killed virus T "~oducts whenever possible. He states that the immunity established through the use of attenuated viruses is good. Dr. Hall, also said that he would not hesitate to use these products even in cholera areas and recommends the use of hog cholera antiserum simultaneously with the attenuated viruses in all instances. Dr. J. S. Campbell, state veter- narian, stresses the importance and use of these new vaccines. He said that they vaccinate all hogs at the state institutions under his supervision for the preventive of LITTLE ROCK L9) Arkansas .and other Southern states may be in the midst of a series of drouths, the director of the Memphis weather bureau said in a speech here recently. A. L. King cited Mid-South weather records running back 82 years to show that drouth years usually occur .in clusters. "Disastrous results may accumulate as a result of consecutive drouth years," he told delegates. He pointed out the 1940-44 period as an example of the "cluster" theory. He said he would not attempt to forecast general weather conditions for the next year or two but he said. "We may be in the third year of such a series." There have been only three years in the past 82 when no drouths occurred during the cotton season—April the Memphis through August—in area. He said the average totalling three drouth days. W. P. Law Jr., associate agricultural engineer at the South Carolina experiment station, said that j Colo., CARUTHERSVILLE The cattle outlook is for rather stable prices generally for the next two or three years. The market will probably continue to be a bit jumpy within a rather narrow range and it could go down a little more before the up turn. These were statements made by E. S. Matteson, extension animal husbandman of the University of Missouri at the cattle grading meeting Monday morning at the John McClanahan and Olin Dillard MAKE YOUR OWN R A I N SPRINKLING tS GOOD CROP INSURANCE because it makes H possible for you to irrigate when and you need rO» THI A-M SYSTEM gives you many axdustve patented features! H means faster, easier, foolproof coupling and mw ' coupling! Ivery valve, coupling and fitting is made of the fee* ftMoy ... YET A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MOREi Call i* for « Fltt Mtimttt M < compl«tt intt«lf«tfen. Dealers Wanted! A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS McKINNON'S Irrigation Equipment Co. Manila, Ark. rhon« 111 Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James. Pemiscot County Agent Cotton Bugs A Worrying Us This time of the year when we are '"caught up" with crops we have more time to watch the hundreds of bugs that work in our cotton. What a shame it is that all of us haven't had a course in entomology (that's a study of bugs) so we'd know which bugs were damaging cotton and which bugs were eating other bugs. That reminds me of the old jingle that runs something like this. "Big bugs have little bugs and other bugs to bite 'em, bigger bugs eat smaller bugs and so infinitum." We find in our cotton fields now many bugs which are attracted by the cotton blossom such as the wasp and bee-like creatures hunting nectar. There are also other bugs such as bean beetles and cucumber Deetles ordinarily harmful to other plants but not particularly so ;o cotton. Cotton flea hoppers .which cause shedding of tiny . squares are fairly numerous now. Thrips are found everywhere, boll worms are doing some damage in varying degrees "rom field to field. Well, why not just spray the fields and be done with it? That's ;he catch. There is another army of bugs nha feed on nothing but other bugs Dr worms and eggs. There's the oreying mantis, the lace wing or aphis lion, the ladybird beetle and ,he many parasitic wasps and "lies. This group of bugs can often ceep the harmful bugs in check Detter than we can. Of course spraying kills the good bugs as veil as the bad ones. Here's what may happen when you jump in and spray now. In a ew days boll worm eggs can be ound deposited on the leaves and squares. These will hatch in about three lays (no parasites to eat them) md that's when the whittling tarts. So if you just have to spray 3e ready to give them Another shot in about five days. Then watch your crop to see vhether you need to spray again n five days more. :og cholera. ""V ccination reactions accompany the use of either the attenu- ited virus or the live virus so only lealthy hogs should be vaccinated or hog cholera by either method," Let's Not Be Stamp«d«d Into Cattle With acreage controls «id diverted acres staring us in the face the easy way may be to say, wel I'll just buy me a few cattle and that'll take care of -the situation. It's not all that easy, .that is if you're expecting this added enterprise . to carry its -own load anc show profit. The "know how" on cattle can be simply divided into three parts: know how to buy; know how to produce; and know how to sell. In buying "when" is very important. There are months when you can buy certain kinds of cattle to advantage. What grade of cattle to buy varies both with the individual and the kind- of a farm he has. Then there's this matter of disease. Producing and feeding cattle by many is considered an art. You have to like cattle to be successful with them. Book learning is basic but no substitute for experience here. Marketing cattle has to be' planned before they are bought 'or before the calves are dropped. No, it isn't that exact but those items must have major consideration. Now, don't get me wrong I'm a son of a cattleman and I like' cattle where they fit, but I simply want to point out that serious thinking needs to take place before we decide on cattle rather than alfalfa, sweet clover, etc., to plow under on diverted acres. Indium Uses Sought TRAIL, B. C. IS — At Kimberley, 90 miles northeast of here, is perhaps the world's largest source of indium, which may turn out to be a 20th Century Cinderella metal. Scientists are seeking new and wider uses of this silvery white element, one of the softest metals known. Indium resembles aluminum and thallium in its properties. It is almost soft enough to be chewed. Indium is used as an indicator in atomic piles since radio-activity can be induced easily in the metal. As an ingredient of solders, it lowers the melting point considerably. An indium-tin alloy makes effective glass-to-glass and glass- to-metal seal. Applied to bearings ir some aircraft and racing engines it has valuable antiseizure qualities. The mine at Kimberley could produce about a million ounces anmally, though production is much less because the demand is Keith Bilbrey stressed. small. ' in for Drought Seige ests at Clemson, S. C., showed hat irrigation inc eased seed cot- on yields 655 pounds per acre. And Ivan D. Yood, Denver, ?olo., Soil Conservation Service irrigation specialist, said: "I am of the opinion that gravity irrigation has a much more universal application in the South and East than is generally supposed." Discussed at Missouri Meet "•arms. "Many people made money buy- ng yellow hammer or very plain attle last fall and selling them in he spring. The price of such plain attle is expected to be higher his fall due to this circumstance. "This may be the year to buy hose in-between or better quality attle rather than the yellow ham- ners," Matteson said. At the McClanahan Farm class- s of heifers and cows were shown nH riicfnccpr! hv fnnnTTr A front W F. James. Things to look for in purchasing breeding cattle was especially emphasized. At the Dillard Farm purebred calves, heifers and cows were discussed by E. S. Matteson, He pointed out characteristics important in selecting animals for the purebred herd. Using the Dillard herd sire, an unusually good individual, Matteson gave the breeders some pointers in selecting a sire for their n-om VIOT-HC- Drought Still Plagues Vast Areas President Eisenhower is seriously concerned at the continuation of drought conditions that have plagued much of the Middle and Southwest for the past several years and the fact that the drought is spreading east. Recently 76 Missouri counties and 26 in Oklahoma were added to the previously-designated drought-disaster areas in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. DESIGNATED DISASTER AREAS Visiting Day DROUGHT SPREADS TO EAST—Drought conditions that lor years have plagued the Middle Western and Southwestern states are spreading east, as map above shows. Seventy-six Missouri counties and 26 in Oklahoma were recently added to the previously designated drought-disaster areas in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT SO. 45 BE fi 1U&3OLVED by tlie House 01 Representatives pi the State of Arkansas, and by the Senate; a Majority of alJ the Members Elected to Each House Agreeing Thereto: THAT THE FOLLOWING Is nereoy stitution of the State ol Arkansas, and upon being submitted to the electors ot the State for approval or rejection at the next genera] election for Representatives and Senator, tf a majority of the electors voting thereon, at such an election, adopts such amendment, the same shall become a part of the Constitution of the State or Arkansas, towit: SECTION 1. The Executive Department or tnis State consist of a Governor, Lleutei.<mt Governor. Secretary of State, Treasurer of State. Auditor of State. Attorney General ana Commissioner of State tjands, ai! or whom shall keep their offices at the seat of Government, and hold their offices for tbe term of two years and until ihelr successors are elected SECTION 2. The annual salaries ol such State officers, which shall be paid in monthly installments shalJ be as follows: The Governor, in* sum ol Fifteen Thousand Dollars ifl5.000.00); thfc Lieutenant Governor, the sum of Three Thousand and Six Hundred Dollar? ($3.600.00); the Secretary ot State, the sum of Seven Thousand, and Two Hundred Dollars ($7,200.00): the Treasurer of State, the sura of Seven Thousand and Pwo Hundred Dollars $7.200.00): the Auditor of State, the sum of Seven Thouand and Two Hundred Dollars (S7.200.00j; the At- ;orney General, the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars (S8.000.00); and tue ommissioner of State Lands, the sum f Six Thousand Dollars (S6.000.00) SECTIOJN 3 The auove mentioned State Officers shall b«- elected by he Qualified electors of the State at arge at the time of the regular general election vor voting for members of the General Assembly: the eturns of each election therefor shall sealed up separately and transmitted to the seat of government by he returning officers not later than he last day of November ol the year in which the election ts neld nd shall be directed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives The General Assembly shall convene special session on the first Monday in December of the year in which the members ot the Genera.) Assembly are elected and shal) be n session for a period not to ex- :eed three days, unless called into peclal session by the Governor At uch session of the Genera) Assembly, and upon both Houses being irganlzed. the Speaker of the House >f Representatives shall open and jublish the votes cast and given for ach of the officers hereinbefore mentioned, in the presence of both [ouses of the Genera] Assembly, The erson having the highest number of otes for each of the respective of- ices shall be declared duly elected hereto; and shall immediately be- in his term of office; but if two or more shall be equal, the highest in votes for the same office, one ol them shall by chosen by a joint vote of both Houses of the Genera] Assembly, and a majority '01 all the members elected shall be necessary to a choice. SECTION 4 The General Assembly shall meet in regular session 01 sixty (60) days, which need not DC continuous, at the seat of government every two years on the first Monday in February or each odd numbered year unt'J said time be changed by law The members of the Genera) Assembly shall receive as their salary the sum of Twenty-four Hundred Dollars ($2,400.00), except the Speaker of the House ol Representatives, who shall receive as his salary Twenty- five Hundred and Fifty Dollars tS2.- 550.00) for each period of two (2) years payable at such time and to such manner as the Genera) Assembly may determine; and in addition, to such salary the members of the' General Assembly shall receive Ten Cents (lOc) per mile for each mile traveled in going to and returning from the seat or government over the most direct and practicable route; and provided, further that when said members are required to attend an extraordinary or special session of the General Assembly, they shall receive in addition to salary herein provided, the sum of Twenty Dollars (S20.00) per day for each day they are required to attend, and mileage, at the samo rate nerein provided. SECTION 5. There is hereby created a joint ad interim committee of the Genera] Assembly to be selected rrom its membership, as may be provided by law. for the purpose or conducting research Into governmental problems ana making audits of State agencies The Genera] Assembly shall fix the amount of per diem and expenses of committee members and the compensation and expenses 01 the committee's emDloyees. SECTION 6. <(a> The Genera] Assembly shall from time to time provide for the salaries and compensation of the justices of the Supreme Court and for the salaries and expenses of the judges or the Circuit and Chancery- Courts of this State; provided, that such salaries and compensation of the justices ol the Supreme Court and the salaries and expenses of the judges or the Circuit and Chancery Courts snail not be less than now provided by law. (b) rne u-eneraj assembly shall oy law determine the amount and method of payment of salaries to the Commissioners of the Workmens' Compensation Commission, provided, that the salary of any Commissioner shall not be less than now provided by law (O me General Assembly shall oy law determine the amount and method of payment ol salaries 01 county officials. Nothing nerein shall oe construed as abrogating any right ^ ol tne jeople as the State of Arkansas under the Initiative and Referendum provisions of the Constitution of the statutes of Arkansas. (d) That Section 23 or Article XIX ol the Constitution and Section 2 01 Amendment IX to tfcs Contitution of the State of Arkansas be and the same are nereby repealed SECTION 7 That Section 39 01 Article 7 or the Constitution of the State of Arkansas is amended to read as follow: 'For every five hundred elector* there shall be elected one justice of the peace, but every township however small, shaU have two Justices of the peace." iT e. i'ius ainenament «h»D 09 in force upon its adoption and shall not require legislative action to put it Into force and effect. Approved: March 26 1953. C. G HALL Secretary of Staw Greater Simplicity... Longer Life RUST COTTON PICKER Also Available in Mounted Units The Rust Cotton picker picks at three miles per hour. Operating as two row, it will pick approximately two acres per hour. Basic principle of this picker was discovered over 20 years ago. Since then, contest tests, redesigning and improvements have produced a compact,,well-proportioned machine with balanced weight distribution that assures stability in operation ... a cotton picker with greater simplicity and longer lift. Come By and See the New Rust Cotton Picker 61 IMPLEMENT COMPANY North Highway 61 'The farmers Home of Satisfaction' Phone 2-2142 It would cost 42 cents to buy from other food sources the same nutrients contained in a quart of milk. August 18 Is Datt Of Special Event STTTGART — Dr. A. H. Most- man, of Washington, D. C., crop research director for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, will be the principal speaker as the Bice Branch Experiment Station near here holds its annual Visiting Day oh August 18. The announcement was made today by Francis J. Williams, assistant director in charge of the station, who said this year's program will be confined to half a. day. Tours of the experimental plots will get under way at 9 a.m., with an assembly scheduled for 11 a.m., Late arrivals may tour the research areas during the afternoon, Williams said. Dr. Moseman is in charge of crops research for the Agriculture Research Service of the Agriculture Department. A native of Nebraska, he has been with the go/eminent in Washington since 19*4. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, and received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota, where he specialized in plant breeding and genetics. While final details have not yet been completed, Williams announced, visiting farm people are sure to see research work on rice fertil- zation, a rice alkali test, chemical weed control in rice, and probably a soybean variety test. Those who wish to spend a little more time in the field could see rice and corn variety tests, and rice disease research. 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