The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 23, 1955
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN REVIEW -•» FORECAST SeMo's First Conservation Field Day Held Near Steele Ph*» . By H. L YEAGER Courier Newt Correspondent STEELE — Southeast Missouri's first Soil Conservation Field Day and Demonstration brought . ft crowd of 250 Interested land owners and farm organization mefl to Dolphin Farms, five and one-half miles northwest of Steele Wednes- da*. •Hie program was highlighted by tofl men Identified with Missouri's agricultural progress and a demonstration of land farming equip- mept at the requirements and needs of the soil were explained. Acting as master of ceremonies Senator J. P. "Pat" Patterson of Missouri's 25th District, introduced li. - C. Carpenter, State Commissioner of Agriculture, R. P. Simcoke, owner of Dolphin Farms, Hilton L. Bracey. executive vice president of Missouri Cotton Producers Association, Robert E. Axom, area engineer of S. C. S., Hon. psul C. Jones, U. S. Congressman uf'the 10th District and member of House Agriculture Committee, and Joe tnd Francis Fabick of the Fabick equipment Co., of St. Louis and Sikeston. A number of other representatives of farm organizations were recognized during the program. A. H. Webb, chairman of the board of supervisors of the Pemiscot District, outlined the progress and interest in soil conservation in the county. "It was rather new," he explained, however, "this section of the state was being favored in promotion and there was a great deal of interest.'' An explanation and description of the soil and its needs was given in detail by Robert E. Axom, S. C. S. area engineer. He had two large charts which outlined the types of soil and the requirements that would make it produce best. While drainage has been recognized as most important in this area, the Soil Conservation Service now had the proven benefits of soil forming to offer. Soil forming, Axon explained, was "land leveling, tillage and administration of the fertilizer required." Siore details -were supplied by special representatives of the Fabick Equipment Co., who exhibited and demonstrated with equipment what was to be done and. how. About $100,000 worth of equip- metn was on the location, according to Joe Fabick, to cooperate with the Soil Conservation Service in the demonstration. , Of the number of machines, the land leveler used in the final operation and a 25-foot disc that covered eleven acres in an hour were outstanding. Another machine applied at one time the fertilizer required at different depths up to eighteen Inches thus increasing the depth of the seed bee. While a full scope field operation was in progress, Hon. Paul C. Jones made his address, "Soil Conservation History in the Making." Jones knew the location when it was swamp and timberland and he is an enthusiastic supporter of the program. Senator Patterson is likewise eager to see soil conservation in this area go forward and has for many years been identified with farm and industry advancement in the SeMo area l FIELD DAY SPEAKER — L. C. Carpenter, commisisoner of agriculture in Missouri, is shown as he spoke to a gathering of 250 farmers at the soil conservation field day near Steele Wednesday. EAKTH FORMING EQUIPMENT — Earth forming equipment above wai used Wednesday in demonstrations at Southeast Missouri's first soil conservation field day held near Steele. Equipment used represented about a $100,000 investment. Weather Ideal For Harvesting Over State LITTLE ROCK HI — The Crop Reporting Service said today that weather h»« been Ideal for harvesting cotton, rice and feed crops. Cotton l« opening rapidly »nd the harvest is well under way. Additional pickers are needed in some counties although no serious short- iget hare been reported, the service said in its weekly summary. Bice continued to mature rapidly and was being harvested in most of the main producing counties. Harvesting c/ hajr was almost complete. The report said that pastures are deteriorating over most of the 5tat« because of recent lack of rain. The water supply was getting short on some Urms. Most cattle herds were holding up well in weight, but milk production reportedly h»d declined »s much as 36 per cent in some counties. WfwfeMr/e Vacation* LAN6INO, Mich. UT)— Th» 8Ut« Conservation Department predicts 1« million persons will visit Michigan SUte Parks in 1965. Woman Gets Mystery Money TAMPA. Fl«. «Pl—Tampa police,! plagued with a series of break-ins, are shaking their heads over this one. Mrs. curlle Harris wai awakened by a noise at her front door. j She aaked who Was there and ft I stranger's voice told her your chair." She thought it wa* > prankster and went back to bed. The next USDA Losses On Farm Support Plan at Record WASHINGTON (<P)—The Agriculture Department reported today that its losses in carrying out farm price support programs reached a record high of $799,061,464 during the fiscal year ending last June 30. This figure compared with $419.477,074 for the previous fiscal year Which was the highest up to that time. The losses came principally from giving away, or selling for less than cost, farm products acquired under price support purchases. There were losses also on loan liquidation operations of the support programs. The department reported that it had 37,069.277,000 invested in farm surpluses as of June 30 compared with $6,005,511,000 a year earlier. The department reported that price support operations, on 1954 crops dropped considerably from those on 1953 crops. Price support extended on 1964 crops through June 30, 1954, amounted to 52,942,928,000 compared with 54,305,818,000 extended on 1953 crops. AND THAT'S NOT HAY—It's wheat, some 500,000 bushels of it, covering the runway at Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kan. Reason for the outdoor storage is filled elevators, overloaded during the recent grain harvest. He Didn't Like Greosy Bed COLUMBUS. S.C. If l — Willie Rose knew which side his bed was buttered on, but he didn't want to lie in it . Rose complained to police that an I ed and oozed over the covers and intruder ransacked his kitchen and into the mattress. • - ' An 8-year-old boy admitted ev- bedroom .and, among other things, left a container of butter in the middle of the bed. The butter melt- erything and was handed over to juvenile authorities. 'Look tn I morning she found 81-37 in small ' change in a front porcri rocker. j She could offer no explanation for the incident. CERAMIC TILE For Bathroom Walls & Floors FREE ESTIMATES F.H.A. Terms WALKER TILE CO. 108 E. 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