The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 6, 1950
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•nrUHSD'AY, JULY 8, 1<)50 BT/VTHEVILMB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Godfrey White's 'No-Ho' Invention Pitted Against Weeds in Test Plots PAGE THRBI —Courier News Pholo CHECK ROWS—At the request of University of Arkansas agricultural school associates, Mr. White last year left two rows of cotton to show normal Johnson grass growth. The seed soon spread to a third *ow Other parts of the field were controlled by No-Ho, Mr, White's chemical weed killer. irti Osceola Mans Idea May End Most Chopping By HARRY A. HAINES (Courier Newf SUff WrlUr) Mississippi County's most avid agricultural experimenter, Godfrey L. White of near Osceola, is at it ngain—sew- ing grass seed with cotton, choking young cotton with weeds and letting soil between rows go untouched by cultivator. It's all on small stale experimental plots, however, and to further the study of his chemical weed and Brass killer, No-Ho. No-Ho, Mr. White, Its Inventor, feels, is destined to take Its place alongside the mechanical cotton picker and chopper as instruments leading lo the ultimate complete mechanisation of cotloit. "We've Improved application techniques of No-Ho and results hull-, catc that it will eliminate about 90-95 per cent of hand chopping," Mr. White points out. Two Conditions .for Success Success in weed and grass control with the compound, he explains, hinges mainly on two factors: 1. Use of cultivating apparatus (which can be attached to'any tractor! which will not" dirt the sialk and 2. Using No-Ho when cotton Is a mere three or four inches high. Mr. White's idea on "dirting" (throwing dirt around, the base of the stalk) seems logical though it is not a popular practice among farmers. He that dirt, thrown around the stalk, often contains grass seed. Hence the subsequent appearance of grass and weeds around the slalk. To prevent dirling, Mr. White has developed n shield which rides over the cotton. This shield and its two flanges (see picture) keeps the soil around the stalk level and free of clods and dirt. Tovic to Cotton Mr. White cautions that the chemical compound Is toxic to cotton as well as grass. H will burn and kill cotton if it Isn't applied properly. However, he has records showing production of 3,024 pounds of seed cotton per acre on fertilized land where No-Ho was used last year. Some ol .his cotlon this year which'was planted May I has not been'band .chopped, had one application of No-Ho and, Mr. White feels, will be home free wilh one more application. From five to ten gallons of the UNCULTIVATED COTTON—Here are two test rows on the Godfrey L. White farms near Osceola which have not been cultivated this year. Mr. White has controlled all grass In the two rows with use of on this experiment and will leave some 50 acres uncullivated. The chemical weed killer Is used In this experiment as it is on all of his cotton. Grass In the middles is controlled with It without cultivation. Several large Ilelds on his farm have had little hand labor—the chemical is not too effective on members of the umbellaferae family—and other plots have never been hand chopped. The weed killer can be applied at any time a tractor can get .into a field. Experiments have also demonstrated the fact that it Is capable of rescuing a crop from weeds and Johnson grass. Mr. White .et several rows ol cotton go unattended. The grass was soon higher than the cotton. At this point, No-Ho in relatively heavy quantities was applied. Aids olher Crops Very little of the cotton was burneil by the heavy application, bill all grass and weeds were eliminated. A pioneer in the field of large scale truck farming In Mississippi County, Mr. White has also found the weed killer useful In this endeavor. This year, he found that spraying young limn beans resulted in En estimuted J7 to $3 per acre savings He will also use the cnemlcal extensively on onions next year. His experiments, which are conducted with the cooperation-of the —Courier News Photo NO HAND CHOFl'ING—Cotton In this particular field has not been hand chopped. It has been cllltl- nted, but the cotton was not dirted and weeds and grass around the stalks were controlled with No-Ho. plication. It is now^ selling Tor *?: Mr. White points out that a spraying when cotton is from three to four inches high will give the farmer a. cents a gallon, hud atari on grass and weeds. He expects one more application of the chemical weed killer will end grass Trie* Uncultivated Plot •nd weed troubles here for the year. Another interesting aspect of his ^experimentation Is the several rows of cotton which will not be cultl- —Conrler News Photo Al'I'UCATOK—Tins applicator and shield, which prevents dirting of cotton, were developed by Mr. White, who has applied for patents on them. The shield and two metal flanges prevent dirting. The spray nozzles are mounted to the rear of the shield which rides over the cotton. Spraying may be done simultaneously with cultivation. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111., July 6. (AP)— (USDA) - Hogs 10.- Relieve Monthly Distress % Bo ••far* Pam Start. nd* n fmoftl Impossible. doesn't it. Ycl * prove thai mnny women who l.lV* f>r<iui * few <f»jra befor* painful T*-M0-ij ret hftppj relief »nil fcnittimr* ittflrr no frunp, ,t till. You ,„ moI ,| Hj Jfotreiu i, eommonlr due \n « r »*m» of ll,e uteri]*, Ilj 'ST'i control ibex: ipum, c«nlul • tded thouunib of jcijtul wome Mil. mnnlMr „„•„!. purpruc you, mijt* f , rmi r (ul J,jr, ,n wom!<-rf,,l ,ijl«. If. ter worth trrinir Atk torfny tor C*rdul 000; barrows and gills 25 to 50 lower than Wednesday; active on decline; top 23.75 for several hundred light hogs; popular price 180-240 Ibs 11.50; 240-270 Ibs 2250-23.50; lew 2SO-300 IDS; bull; 150-170 Jbs 22.00-23.00; 120-140 Ibs 1950- 21.25; 90-110 Ibs 16.50-18.50; sows 50 to 75 lower; bulk 400 Ibs down 18.50-19.25; tew light sows 15.50; weights over 400 Ibs lareely 15.5018.00. • " Cnttle 2000; calves 1500; -steers opened slow, about, steady; lightweight yearlings active and strong; cows mostly steady; bulls 50 high- vealcrs. 1.00 lower; lew lends good steers 28.15-20.00; load choice nixed yearlings 32.00; others 30.7531.50; few medium to low good heif- er.s and mixed yearlings 27.25-29.25; d cows 22.25-23.00; common ami medium beef cows 19.CO-22.0D; most caimcrs and cutters 15.50-18.50. vated this year. As of this writing, these lest rows crusty and unbroken, contain plant,' as hardy and large as any In the vicinity. Next year, Mr. White will enlarge Rent A Car... Drive It Yourself Fresh Crappie Chicken Dinner Package Delivery Anywhen Simpsons Cafe STATE LINE Phones 4948 - 937 The U.S. Geological Survey says only two slates— Massachusetts ami Rhode Island — can be considered adequately mapped. Protecr Your f Furniture I? With Gloss Tops Call for Prompt s«rri<* B ly they i lie Glass & Point Co 136 E. Main Phone 6716 Young Lady Profits By Draughon Training Miss Charlen Jarder is anotli cr young lad who profile- from the Irair ing she receive, al D r n n g h o i School of Busi ness. She nov holds a goo position wit! Southwest H o I tcls, Inc., Hole •; Marion, Little Rock. Miss Carder if the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U. J. Carder ol PratUvillc, Arkansas. She is 3 graduate of. the Sheridan Higt School. This young lady reali/ed Ibat she would need advanced training in order to make a place for herself in the business, field. At Draughon's, she received Ihorough and praclical training by instructors who are versed wilh modern b u s i n c s s requirements. This training prepared Miss Carder for her proscnl job. Draughon's School of Business is the only private business college in Arkansas that is fully ac- crediled and approved by the State Department of Education for two years work in commercia education. In eonlinuoxis operation since 1901, th« Draughon School is one of the oldest business training schools in the South, and points with pride Vo more than 50,000 graduales. If you desire informalion regarding any branch of business 'raining, you are inviled lo write DRAUGHON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Little Rock, Arkansas. There w no obligation whatever •n your part. Here's Good Hews! ...WE NOW SELL KOPPERS 30Y^r Fence Posts • YM—we ore now Authorized Dealer! for thes« popular fence posti—the'post* lhal have an average life ol 30 yean. And w« are handling IheM poals, because w« are conrinced that they give you the mo«t for your money—in every way. They are mad* from straight, sound wood—wood tha( ha* be«n properly Beaconed, then preuure- ireafed (not merely dipped) with creosote. This pressure-treatment protects poets against termites and decay... makes them !ast and last. And thes* poiti Jreep original size and strength at ground line; so you can replace Joro*r untreated poets wilh smaller treated posts. As for appearance, these posts really dress up your property. Stop in and talk it over. We'll eiplain how much money you can serve, and how much work you can avoid by setting Koppers Long Lif» Fence Poets. Armorel Planting Co. Armorei, Arkansas Allen Petroleum Co. Blythevik, Ark. SHEET METAL WORK* OF ALL KIND! Custom work for gin*, alfalfa mills, oil mi IK. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phofl* MSI nlverslty of Arkansas, will be open r public Inspection Wednesday at p.m. County Agents D. V. Malloch and elth Bilbrey will be on hand to xplaln the tests. Promising Market Seen A promising market for the coin- mind I — In the domestic fiekl. Mr. White Is of the opinion Hint be ome owners may one day rge consumers of No-Ho. There is no dnmagint; "drift" hlch makes It possible lo kill rass and weeds urotmrt shrubbery nd flowers wlthmil harming other lants. its killing action begins on Service. —Courier News Phot* his chemical weed killer. He plans to have about 50 acres ol unculll- vulcd cotton next year. contact with the grass. Virtual perfection or Hie weed) killer cnme us the result or about six years' work on the part of Mr. While, with the development of the shield-like protector and the melal flanges which prevent dirt- ing, he believes the product may well be on the way duclne much or the toward ve- country's seasonal labor demand. . More menhaden are caught on the south Atlantic and Quit coasts 2 Missco Men, Given Paroles Two Mississippi County men wer« among the 43 paroled yesterday by the Arkansas State Parole' Board in Little Rock. Oren Goff who was sentenced la five years for robbery In November, 1018. and Cnrmel winfred Arnold, who \vas sentenced to five years for DREIFUS

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