The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 20, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 20, 1954
Page 9
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1954 BLYTEEVILLE (ARIC) COURIER NEWS PAQI MINI RE VIEW ""FORECAST Plenty Corn for Stock Despite Drought By OVID A. MARTIN ;: WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Agriculture Ben son predicts there will be plenty of corn and other feed for ,the nation's big livestock industry despite a 15 per cent drop caused by drought, in the size of the prospective crop. The indicated corn crop will not be large enough by itself to meet all livestock needs, but farmers have on hand from previous years a record supply on which they can draw, -Benson said. Some of this grain is held in the government's 6^-billion-dollar stockpile of farm surpluses, acquired under the price support program. Ho ft May Decline But, Benson added, the prospective small corn crop may put a brake on the current sharp up- trend in production of hogs and poultry. In its monthly crop report the Agriculture Department said searing hot temperatures and dry weather during July reduced corn prospects 487 million bushels below its previous forecast of 3,311,000,000 bushels, and about 350 millions below last year's harvest. The adverse weather also hurt the prospects for some other crops, including soybeans, peanuts, sorghums, and hay. The aggregate volume of all crops declined, the department said, byt about 5 per cent during the month. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 °p Blytheville's Only Children^ Shop 110 South Second Street Rains Helped But recent rains have brough partial relief. The weather bureau in its weekly crop bulletin, said the past week had brought im provement in the crop output in the northern two-thirds of the country; The department has estimatec there will be a carryover of 950 million bushels of corn from pre vious crops on Oct. 1. This suppi} has been described by Benson as being in excess of a normal re serve for safety requirements. He invoiced planting allotments on this year's crop in an attempt to bring the surplus supply down. May Hit Surplus It appears now that the drough and the allotments may pare away that portion of the carryover supply described as surplus, leavins hand a year from now. If that does happen, department officials said, it might mean •somewhat higher support price for the 1955 corn crop under flexible price support: than would have been the case had there been no drought loss. Acreage Up? Both the House and Senate have approved flexible supports for five basic crops next year, ranging from 82 y 2 to 90 per cent of parity. They would replace present mandatory supports at 90 per cent of parity, a price declared by law to be fair to farmers in relation to their costs. Furthermore, it appeared that a loss from drought of the size indicated for the corn crop might mean some increase in the 1955 corn planting -allotments above this, year's limitations. offsetting to some extent the estimated loss of corn is the forecast of a record crop of 1,529,000,000 bushels of oats, also an important livestock feed. KILL JOHNSON GRASS ATLACIDE DOES IT And it is safe. Stop Johnson Grass Now before it takes the farm. Atlacide kills the plant, and kills the roots. Next Spring sow any crop desired. USE ATLACIDE DURING AUGUST AND SEPTEM* BER. E. C ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Blytheville, Ark. nnouncina... Howard (Pig) Hires is now connected with Farmer's Implement Co., as service manager and parts man. Pig has had many years experience in servicing farm implements and inviets his many friends to visit him here. FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. No. Highway 61 Your Oliver Dealer Phone 3-8166 interested in Locating Different Irrigation Projects in County? By KEITH BILBREY County Agent Intense interest in the irrigation tour jast week indicated that most all farmers want to visit others with irrigation experience, and ask many questions. . Believing there are many others who would still visit, see results and ask questions, we obtained a list of irrigating farmers in North Mississippi County from County A'gent Keith Bilbrey. He thinks every one of the farmers would welcome your visit and questions. The farmer, their location, type of system and source of water follows: NAME LOCATION TYPE Water Source M. J. Koehler Dell Flooding Big well Earl Magers Dell Sprinkler Big well Jack Lewis Dell Sprinkler & furrow Ditch Allen Pickard Blytheville Sprinkler & furrow Drainage ditch Lloyd Ward Yarbro Sprinkler & furrow 2-4" wells E. B. Gee Blytheville Sprinkler & furrow Big well E. M. Regenold Armorel Sprinkler & furrow Lake & big well Leslie Moorr Blytheville Sprinkler & furrow Drainage ditch Manila Sprinkler & furrow Ditch Manila Air Port Sprinkler & furrow 4" well Manila Sprinkler & furrow 4" well Near Pop. Corner Sprinkler & furrow Alston & Hutton Manila City of Manila C. W. Tipton D. C. Wright C. C. Glasscock Jeff Rauls Abe Davidson B. D. Clark B. C. Land Co. L. E. Young Marion Davis Ora Hueter Johnson Bros. Jimmy Kennett Wayne Lofton W. G. Brown Earl Wildy . Bryant Farms W. A. Theime Clyde Milligan Sam Fincher Bill Carter Johnny Swihart Audie Durham B. C. Land Co. Lacey Adams Lois Love Elwood Smiley Bruce Byrd Vern Hueter Russ Crowell Buckeye Buckeye Buckeye Buckeye Boynton Box Elder Happy Corner Leachville Leachville Leachville Happy Corner Carmi West of Manila Vaile Manila Manila Lost Cane Rocky Leachville So. of Leachville Sprinkler Leachville Sprinkler Milligan Ridge Cut Off Road Leachville Leachville Leachville Rocky Buffalo ditch Buffalo ditch Wells Buffalo ditch _ Honey Cypress Sprinkler & furrow Sprinkler & furrow Sprinkler & furrow Sprinkler & furrow Sprinkler & furrow Honey Cypress Sprinkler & furrow 4" wells Sprinkler & furrow Ditch Sprinkler & furrow 4 - 2 " wells Sprinkler & furrow 4 - 2 " wells Sprinkler & furrow 4-2" wells Sprinkler <Sc furrow ? Sprinkler & furrow Sprinkler & furrow Sprinkler & furrow Sprinkler & furrow Sprinkler & furrow Flooding Sprinkler Sprinkler Buffalo ditch Buffalo ditch Buffalo ditch 4" wen 4" well Floodway Buffalo ditch Honey Cypress Buffalo ditch Buffalo ditch 4-2" pump pts. 4-2" pump pts. 4-2" pump pts. 4-2" pump pts. Well Buffalo ditch Sprinkler Sprinkler Sprinkler Furrow Sprinkler Sprinkler Farmers with small type irrigation pumps and sprinkler system designed for gardens, small truck patches, lawns, stock watering and etc. include: Alex Curtis,. Pinky Tipton, Charles Henry, Neal Benson, Cleve Hutton, Riley Duncan, Joe Bill Tucker, Allison Brown, all near Manila; Bill Davidson, B. C. Minton, Herman Holt, and Amon Holt at Milligan Ridge, and Junior Rouse on State Line North of Leachville and Lee Bearden, Leachville. Weather And Crop Bulletin (Compiled by cooperative effort* of USD A, Extension Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas Collet* of Agriculture.) Hot dry weather continued the past week with day temperatures unseasonably high. Arkadelphia, Camden, Dardanelle, Fort Smith, Little Rock, Morrilton, Ozark, Pine Bluff, Portland, Searcy, and Stuttgart had 100 degrees or higher every day during the week. The mean temperature, as determined from the records of 19 stations, was 87 degrees, which is 6 degrees above normal. The highest weekly mean was 90 at Little Rock and Stuttgart; the lowest, 84 at Gilbert. The highest temperature reported was 110 at Searcy on the llth; the lowest, 58 at Gilbert on the morning of the 14th. The only appreciable rainfall was 0.18 inch at Little Rock on the llth. Batesville had a trace, reported on the morning of the 17th. Another week of hot, dry weather caused additional damage to crops and pastures throughout the state. The feed situation worsened as production prospects continued to dwindle and additional stockmen began to use their winter supplies. Heavier than usual marketings of cattle continued although some farmers stopped selling in anticipation, of obtaining emergency drought feed. The CORN crop has been severely damaged, with substantial acre- ages already cut for silage and Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOLIMAN County Home Demonstration Agent Proof Listen and you shall hear the story of Mr. and Mrs. A. R.. Metcalf's potatoe patch that yielded at the rate of 800 bushels per acre While the average yield for Arkansas according to the 1950 census was only 80 bushels per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf used the "Little Garden Multiple Demonstration" plan that was recommended by ' L. H. Burton, extension horticulturist. The rows were spaced 24" apart instead of the usual 48". Mr. Burton's recommendation was to apply 600 pound A Recognized Crop-Saver For I Grain, Bean and Seed Growers... OUVER M odel33 Self - Propelled Combine! Naturally, all the major harvestlnr benefits of a self-propelled are yours when you buy an Oliver Model 33; no back-swath . . . quick opening and operation anywhere in a field without trampling or shattering the crop. Wet, weedy or *low-maturin* spot* are easy to skip to permit further drying or ripening. And you save manpower, too—one man does the entire job. And, by eliminating the tractor you reduce fuel and upkeep cost* with Veri-Draulic Drivt only with Straight Drivt only $ $ 5,861 5350 FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO. North Highway 61 Your 0/fVtr Dto/er Phont 3-8166 barnyard manure to the little garden which was 1/100 of an acre. And also a good commercial fertilizer such as 10 pound of 5-10-5 however, the Metcalf's had 3-9-27 on hand so they used that plus some nitrogen. A surface mulch of cotton hulls was applied between the rows as soon as the seed was planted and when the potatoes were 3 or 4 inches high, pulled the mulch in around each plant. The mulch should be 4= to 6 inches deep. Mrs. eMtcalf stated that they did not cultivate or hoe since the mulch kept down the weeds and grass as well as kept the moisture in the soil. She says the soil was so loose that the potatoes could easily be lifted out of the ground with the hands. Mrs. Metcalf stated that they followed Mr. Burton's recommendation of planting sweet corn where the potatoes were dug. Af- ,er the corn is gathered we hope the Metcalf's will plant turnips. How is that for making use of the soil? — Ten times as many potatoes in the first crop as average and two more crops on the same land! Ha$ your garden dried up? Try mulching next year. State H.D. Council The state H.D. Council meeting will be August 30-September 2 at Fayefteville, Arkansas. If you plan to go please contact me for transportation arrangements. Community Project The Brown H.D. Club members have taken the school as a community project. To date they have 3urchased two 20-inch fans; two Basketballs, two basketball goals and four swings. In the future they plan to purchase Venetian blinds. " Poultry There were serious poultry losses over the state in July due to extremely high temperatures. Many flock owners reduced their losses by adequate ventilation, ample watering space, fans, spraying water on in the house and plenty of shade on the range. It's Time To — Read magazines for ideas on selecting new furnishings for the home or making new ones. Make new furnishings such a curtains, draperies, or slip cover for the home. Check for nematode damage on garden vegetables. Pick all fruit left on trees after harvest and pick up all fruit from ground. If left in orchard, they will breed disease and insects. Keep the climbers climbing. Fer tilize, water and mulch. Prepare soil for peony beds, anc zinnias may still be planted for fall bloom. Seed cabbage, cauliflower, collards and broccoli at once. Plant in the open garden and thin the plants later, or sow seed in flats to be later transplanted to the garden site. Check the poultry flock for ex- ternial and external parasites. MAKI YOUR OWN R Al SPRINKLING IS 9OOO CROP IN- SURANCi b*c«uf* H make* it pot- far o« to Vr» THC A-M SYSTEM givtt you m«*y txduffvt ptHntai fwn- k m««M fattw, ««t4«r, foolproof coupling tod M^ •very vjin*>, ••uphng 4rtd fTTjfng M IIMO^ of 1iw •Jfey ... YET A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MOMf C«N w far • W Dealers Wanted! A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS McKINNON'S Irrigation Equipment Co. Manila, Ark. Phont 111 ! fodder. j Much com will make very little grain, and considerable abandonment of corn acreage will occur al! though some feed can be salvaged by grazing even in very poor fields. SORGHUMS are producing a fan- crop in many localities but have only poor prospects in others. It is not too late, however, for sorghums to produce a fair to good crop if ample rains should be received. Some early sorghum is already being harvested for silage. Late HAY crops have been very hard hie and production will be limited on a majority of the farms. Lespedeza is making a fair crop of hay in Arkansas County and in a few delta localities but is poor elsewhere. Farmers who irrigated their lespedeza have excellent hay crops. PASTURES are in poor condition and are furnishing very little feed in many localities throughout the state. COTTON appears to have been damaged over wider areas than in previous weeks. A considerable acre- [ age is cutting out, shedding of bolls i has become a problem in many lo! calities, and premature opening is j more widespread. Light picking is underway in some areas. The crop is still making good progress in local areas which have had good showers in recent weeks. The limited portion which is being irrigated is putting on a big crop. Insects are on the increase, with boll weevils and boll worms both building up to the point where poisoning is necessary in some fields. SOYBEANS are greatly in need of rain and cooler weather. Only a limited amount of pods have been set so far in most fields, and some fields are so badly burned that rain would not- help. Some acreage intended for beans has already been cut for hay as a salvage measure. The crop still holds promise of fair to good yields in some east-central and southeastern areas. A good crop of early RICE is maturing. Combining likely will start on a limited scale during the next ureek but harvest probably will not become general until etrly September. Lat« varieties have not headed but prospects look food. Some growers could not g*t -sufficient water on their rice *nd wtr* forced to abandon limited acr**g«i. Summer VEGETABLES have b*«tt severely damaged by the drought, and heavy losses of STRAWBERRY plants have also occurred on *om* farms. ONE-ROW SPINDLE-TYPE COTTON PICKER COMPARE THE PRICE Let the Allia-Chalmers One-Row Cotton Picker 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, 1bii machine gets a high percentage of open botls . . . with leas staining of lint and leas trash in the cotton. Afi cotton is picked, if s elevated and blown into a closed wire-mesh basket Unload instantly with hydraulic power. Let us show you how you can get your cotton picked ... at lower cost! Righf for Bank Financing ( flUIS CHflLMIRS ] \ " SAifS AND SiKVICt A BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 East Main Phont 3-4404 DIFFERENT/ Always Good Btcauit Thty'rt Scientifically Produced! You know you'll get clMO, mei- form, top-quality tgjt «v*ry tamt becaust t*ch ben, in its own off-tht-ground eagt, it carefully ftd and man*. aged th« Purin* w*y. You'll gel more than ever before off the last 10%... the PROFITABLE 1O% »i. ha NEW McCormick 141 txchitlv* IM oppoitd-fictlon *hok« dooning prevents grain waste due to straw "bridging" between chaffer and shoe sieve. Positive agitation and controlled air blast save more grain—get it seed clean! Now 6O hp vofvo~lft-hoo*l ongtno gives you. iteady power for grain-saving threshing, complete separation, and thorough cleaning in toughest conditions. Engine ie up, out of the dart. Inttant-rospondfng controls — new power steering,* hydraulic bra&eo»* variable- speed propulsion drw, hydraulic platform controls — make it easier than ever to save grain. **9- shot" lubrication at noon save* vak»- ble field time. Lot m *how yo« bow a McCon&fcfc No, 141, with 10, 12 or 14-foot pW- form, can help you bin bushels more of ovary grain or graoi crop yo* fro»< •Optt*** at norm «*. Now, g*t mor« than •ver of th« last 10% oft«« toft in tti« ftoid by to* th« PROFITAtLI K>X Delta Implements, Inc. "Same* Holds Our Tradt" Blythevillt Phont 3-6863

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