The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 23, 1950
Page 11
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VTCDAT, jmns a, BLyntEviL,LB, '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Cotton Progress T*be Discussed Farm Mechanization To bt Studied at Stonevilf* Meeting MRMPHIB, T*rui., June a. Tremendous advances In farm me chanlzatlon in the cotton-producing states will b« reflected in progress reports at the National Cotton Council's fourth annual Beltwide Cotton Mechanization Conference at Greenville and Stoneville, Miss. July 13-15. Members of the Council'* Pro ductlon and Marketing Staff said yesterday that latest statistics show that In le» than 20 years the farm tractor population of the 12 major cotton slates has Increased by. 1566 per cent. In 1949. cotton belt farmers were using 846.342 tractors compared with 50,812 in 1920. . The near-phenomenal tractor gain has been of great Importance In Increasing the productivity of cotton farm workers, council spokesmen said. They pointed out that one tractor accomplishes as much wcjt^v; five mules and three men. •|f Only SS7 in 192« In-1920 there were only 687 farm tractors in Mississippi. This number had Increased to 10,511 by 1940 and by 1949 had lumped to 34,213. Texas had 220,296 farm tractors In 1948 compared with 98,929 In 1940 and 9.0« in 1920. Tractors on Alabama farms leapfrogged from 811 In 1820 to 7838 In 1940 and 32,098 in 1149. "Our cotton farm efficiency has Increased outstandingly during the past two decades," Claude L. Welch, council production and marketing; director, aald. "The purpose of the conference at Greenville and Stonevill is to accentuate further our progresi In bringing ma; chine* to cotton firms and in in- i creasing the productivity of our farm worker!.* The three-day meeting Is expected to attract more than 600 key researchers and educational workers representing the cotton belt land grant colleges, U. S. Department of Agriculture, the farm equipment industry, the cotton industry and associated groups. Local hosts to the meeting in- e!ude lh« Delta Branch Experiment Station, the Delta Council, and cotton and allied Industry organizations of Mississippi. On Missco Farms Cennty Aicnt I Cotton IntMli We did not want to believe It but are forced to admit that another cotton insect, new to Mississippi County farmers, has done considerable damage to large cotton areas here. The insect Is called thrip. It la extremely small, only l|2flth of an Inch long and very slender. I find from experience that no farmer can learn to look for the insect until he has first been shown the insect and the symptoms to look for on young cotton plants. Thrip damage stunts cotton growth, stings young cotton leaves In the bud and as the leaf develops It become: crinkled, distorted, and the edges f qjrKing Turns Artist - - — (!P>— Feisal. 15 -year- old kingr of Iraq n hu been spotlighted In the role of artist. The king, a student »t Harrow boys' school, h»d three pictures on view In »n exhibit sponsored bjr the Anglo- Arab Association. They were • landscape In chalk, another subject In water colors and •n abstraction In oil*. tend to turn upward, rather than to fold down like an umbreUi when the cotton has heavy aphtd or plnnl lice Infestation. Heavy thrip damage causes excessive branching anc stunted growth in all ol the plant Heavy rains usually give good control of cotton thrip. In certain sections 1 find that areas that hat received constant rains had no thrip damage at all. Ed Stacy's farm"*. Dell was a good example. I hnd hard time finding one% thrip to .show him what to look for. In most all years In the past, cot- Ion has recovered quickly from thr!] damaie here and no reduction L yield has been observed. Althougt this is our worst year for thri] damage, cotton may recover thj time and make a normal yield, bu some of the crop will be delaye and made later than desirable. Cool Summer Nlghti Isn't electricity wonderful? Most everybody In Mississippi County now can own a window or attic fan and sleep In solid comfort during the hottest" ot nights. There Is something strange to me about a window or attic fan as compared to the ordinary electric fan. Many people can sleep under an electric fftti and develop a. bad case of sinus trouble overnight. These same people can sleep under-n draft caused by a window or attic fan and have no sinus troubles. Why not some of you smart people explain to me the difference? Home Comfort My window fan does not keep my family comfortable during the day so the next thing I have to do is insulate the attic with cotton insulation. Now, I have enough sense to know that T will save more on my fuel bill during the winter than Cotton insulation will cost. T am Just lazy and slow to do things that I know 1 should do. Now, just be honest. Aren't you the same way? There are many thousand homes In this county that could easily be tllh J. Mlbrcr How to u»e electricity, or what wire to use, or what size motor buy, may be a problem to you ut there Is mi awful lot of free dvtce available to anyone now on uch problems. The REA. «s well the Ark-Mo Power, has field personnel now trained In all farm electrical problems and they «re at r service to help with any prob- em. They are all hired to help you get the mewl, out ot your dollars .pent on electricity. Soybeans At the time of writing this column, still no government support irtce has been announced for soy- jeans. A lot of guesses are being m»de that a loan support price will announced soon at about »1.75 per bushel. A very important summer soybean meeting for all producers fs now being planned. The meeting will be held In Blythevllle Wednesday night, August 9th. The Farm Bureau; Jim Smotherman, chairman of the Supplemental Crops Committee: Paul Hughes of the American Soybean Association; and I completed temporary plans for the meeting last week. George Strayer of the American Soybear Association will be here to assls with the meeting. Subjects of Importance will Hi market news, foreign markets, gov eminent loan information, farrr storage, efficient combining, etc. Mark your calendar for Wednes day night, August 9th. insulated in the attic with cotton Insulation. It would make the home cooler In summer and warmer in winter. I wonder why we put these things off like that? Electrical Problems How electricity actually works Is a mystery to all of us but the advantages It a home is no mystery to anyone. Anthracnose May Hit Sycaormes, Planet-rees Now While other trees are a.ssumin Ihetr full growing beauty early i June, sycamores or planntrees ina begin shedding browned leaves an looking like candidates for Ih splinter heap. In all probability, this is due t a fungous Infection called ant'nrac nose. The malady is decidedly seri OILS, but rarely fatal/ advises L. Cobb, field representative of tli Davey Tree Expert Co. The property owner should inl Mate an immediate sanitation pro gram, clearing and burning (alien leaves; twigs and tranche He should also call in R qunliftc tree man to prune all dead an dying branches. Destroying the In fccted debrb, of course, helps pi vent spread of the fungi. Trees partially or completely de nuded won't stay, that way too Ion New leaVes soon should be showin An otherwise healthy tree may pi out as many as three crops of leavi In one season. This drain \ipo 4-H Girls Vie : or Honors in Jairy Program June Is dairy month. Milk pro- icllon hits Its annual high, mill cordliifi to Ihe U.S. Department t Agriculture, this month may set i all-time record. Trying for a record, loo. are some 100 Arkansas 4-H girls who fire linking up new Xnys to use the buudnnt supply of milk. They arc urtlclpnting In Ihe 1050 National -II Dairy Poods Demonstration ogram, and will vie for top honors county, stale and national com- etltloti. Under guidance of local club lead's and Extension agents, the 4- i'crs work individually and In cams to show club members and thers the latest methods of pre- nrlng tasty, nutritious, dairy foods. Favorilos In summertime menus re ice cream, milk drinks, frozen Cfscrls and collage cheese dishes. While a demonstration looks easy, ; Is by no means easy to achieve, oinU out one national champion. >fany hours of study and pracllce o into perfecting a demonstration icfore the sirls are ready to step in the stage In Iheir crisp white miforms — poised, confident antl ure of their subject. They also must be ready to answer questions 'rom the audience afterwards. Awards for outstanding per- 'ormancc are provided by the Car- lation Company, sponsors of the irogram. Gold medals arc presented to county winners and a handsome watch to each state winner. A trip o the National 4-H Club Congress n Chicago next November is In store for eight national champions. Last year's state winners were Freda Wilson of Greenbrler; Janavee McDanlc! and Martha Harris, both of Tuckernmn. County medals were awarded to 25 club members. The program is arranged by the National Committee on Boys nnd Girls Club Work, and supervised by the Cooperative Extension Service. Two Additions ToU.ofA.Statf Are Announced FAYKTTEVILI,E. Ark., June 23— Two additions to the staff of the University of Arkansas College of ARiLculline were announced this week by Dr. Upper! S. Kills, dean and director. They arc In the departments of animal Industry and agronomy. Odle T. stallcup, a member of (ho University of Arkansas staff In 1040, will return on June 10 as associate profe.ssor. He will leach advanced courses in dairy production and do research on the breeding of dairy cattle and other" dairy production problems. Mr. stallcnp ginnunted from Ihe University of Arkansas with a B.S.A. degree In 1843. He received an MA. degree from (he University of Missouri In 1947, and a Ph.D. dc- firce from that Institution this month. He served as instructor al the University of Arkansas In loir nnd in the summer of 1948, and as Instructor at the University of Missouri from September 1946 unlil tlio present. In the astronomy department, :)onald A. Hrown lias been aimolnt- •d assistant professor to teach soils courses and conduct research on iroblems of soil fertility. Brown Is a native ot New Mexico and a grad- lale of New Mexico A. mid M. College. Like Mr. Slallcun. he received an M.A. degree from the University of Missouri In 1317 nnd has Just seen awarded a I'li.D, decree. He has servcij as assistant In agronomy In New Mexico and as graduate assistant at the University of Missouri, ilis appointment takes effect July 15. MASSEY-HARRIS The Greatest Name in Combines WIIDI HWtf WITH ATLACIDE * SAFf« CHlOtATC KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA and many other grosses end weeds. Deilroys weed roots . * . prevent! regrowth. In convenient powder form; eaiy to mix for use as a spray. i. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. growing vigor, however, make.*; it advUable to help the tree along by applying special tree food over the roots. Sycamore anlhracnose, like most other forms of the infection, seems more evident in Spring. It is believed seasonal rainfall, humidity and temperature encourage growth of the fungi. In any event, young; leaves are more susceptible victims. Best control is a series of sprays applied at intervals beginning when the leaves start to unfold. These are designed to keep the leaves covered with a preparation that prevents leaf infection. The spraying program, however, is not effective unless started early. Get a MOWING DEMONSTRATION We can tell you—any owner can tell you— the fire advantage* that only the Ferguson • System offers. But—aH five operate in your behalf on every job you do—with the New Ferguson 2-Plow Tractor and mounted implements. Mowing in your own hayfield shows you more in 5 minutes than 5 hour* , of talking. You be the judge. Call us to bring a Ferguson Tractor and a Ferguson Mower to your farm. No obligation. i Jack Robinson Implement Co. BLYTHEVILLE Phone 2371 •1G, FERGUSON TRACTOR and FERGUSON SYSTEM IMPLEMENTS g C T llie {nets on tnw. ** fc ' rjisl fann f'niino In;; . . . rend how lo MVG wilh the Knrm Income rrivilcse, be t«fe wilh ihe Prcpnyiiwnl Hr-scrvr. Ask u> for IliU ncvr booklet prepurrtl by llie l«der !• l).e flcl.1. The F^uiuU. Life Assurance Society. TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 213 \V. Walnut Phone 2381 Blylhevill* if Mori cylindir capacity let* you covet mot* aci» a day . . . up to 50 wllh Ihe now Massey- llairf* liitj cupacUy "26"—up la 70 wilh lh« "27,"—lh« blgrjesl capacity combine on wheels. You move along nl a good clip became »liaw la liepl open . . . loot*, lo givt Ihe rasp bar cylin- dci a bellei chance to rub out the bigqesi percentage of your grain. Leaving th* cylinder, ilraw mov«i diifltUy onlo Ih* longir, wider walVeis so you gel all ol youi nialn, cleaner groin lo In- cr«aie your pioIH* . . . tnoim capacity In the «nHi* lo g«l your grain in la*t*f, •aiWr, al le« cc*t And Balanced S*partition TW§ amnsln7 new Mou*T' Hani* combine principle OMUT** p«r(«cl control ol grain nnd elraw through every *1»p of harvMtJnq. Erery unit hn» Ihe capacity It ne«di lo do a beller |ob ol fear- vetllng your grain. Stop La toon lor complete d*- lalli on lh*»* new, b*lt«i S«U> Propelled*. SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway I'hon* 2B5I ' 61 IMPLEMENT CO. North Highway 41 llythrrilU F RE E! with an INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER FREEZER DEARBORN Side Delivery RAKE Aa mfertanding Heavy Itaty rake for the Ford Trvrtor that handles hay icnUy ••* permlta tfce ipced tfaat t»kw lull »dTan1*ffw •( food weather. G*atfe lumdHnff b Msvred by new ioo<h motion and re«l ingfe that fives approximately S ft raking width with I«M travel -handling erf hay. Ford Tractor Hydraulic Touch Control lifts and lower* iSe Fall floating reel for short, fast turning. Rake pivots M tractor drawbar, turn* almost as short as the tractor 1 * •wn taming radim. Equipped with ZZ rvAvr bearing*. Pre«mre type fitting*. Automotive type wheels, M»-16 four-ply tfrw. Tires sold aeparately. Come in and see thla great new rake before yea b«y] for •* rwWWi ^ r*M F»rW FrvctM *W GASOLINE — TRACTOR FUEL — KKKOSENE KUKL OIL — DIESEL KUKL OIL & GREASE G. O. POETZ OIL CO. 2089—Phon*—2089 Offiet: IIS W. W«lno« Bulk Plant: Promittd Russell Phillips Tractor Co. SOUTH HIGHWAY 61 PHONE 2171 RP1SS HOLDS MORE THAN 55O POUNDS In the International Harvester Economy Study, this model showed a basic saving of more than $106.00 a year. Imagine how ' quickly it could pay for itself! When you come in we'll recommend the right model freezer for your family. [Here's welcome news! Focetit tests show «n International Harvester Freezer cuts the food bill of *n average size family $74 a year—AND MOK.K! Much more if you can freeze your own garden prrxiuce, fruit, poultry and meat. And the bigge* your family the greater your saving wilh A freexer. We'll be glad lo show yon exactly how to make these savings—give you a special Savings Plan foe yowr family —with no obligation on your part, SOLVES FOOD PROBLEMS ^ International Harvester'^ recent study of family food-buying uncovered some amaxing facts—facts which are now at yonr service. Come in and lei us us* them to make you up a food-plan that will wretch your food dollar, let your family cat better. SHWHAT A FRHZER CAN DO FOR YOU We'JI show you how to hayc garden-fresh fruits • nd vegetables all year "round ... «t the peak of ithcir flavor, vitamin-rich. Have delicious, juicy [meats always on hand. Save 80 shopping icips or more a year ... Save hours of work by cooking meals in advance. All this Jn addition to saving $?•{ *t*l more, * year. Come . in today. YOU GET THIS SAVINGS PLAH —;ATTENTION TO FARMERS We Give You Special Payment Terms To Meet Your Anticipated Income. ipfimimfa£w) 312 South 2nd.

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