The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 3, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 3, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER S, REV IEW ™° FORECAST Early Labor Scarcity Seen But Mexican Labor Would Help Supply With dry heat having its effect on this area's cotton, the crop began moving this week and an early season scarcity of labor was being felt. But, in most quarters, it is thought the shortage will not be too long-lived. Largest factor involved in current labor problems, which are still small, is the failure of a release on Mexican national quotas • for Arkansas. Jim Cleveland, manager of Arkansas Employment Security Divi- Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. BOLIMAN County Home Demonstration Agent 4-H Leaders The following 4-H leaders attended a program planning meeting for 4-H'ers recently. Mrs. T. W. Baxley, Mrs. Carl _, , Moore, Miss Laura Hemby, Mrs. for possibly another week. sion's • Blytheville office, said today he has received no quotas, "and can't say when our office will get them." Quotas Sift Down It was learned unofficially, the quotas have sifted down from Washington, through the regional office in Dallas to AES Headquarters in Little Rock. From state headquarters, offices such as Blytheville will be notified. Until the quotas are released, farmers of the state will not be able to bring in Mexican nationals. Earliness of this year's crop has had other effects, too. Some farmers are worried about getting marketing quota cards, but they have been and are now,available at the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation office in the Court House here. Hill Pickers Due Earliness of the crop has had other effects on labor, some feel, in that workers from the hill country won't start showing up in force Crop Bulletin CottonSpecialisfs Plan Meeting Genetics Group Is in Session Through Saturday FAYETTEVILLE—The University of Arkansas will play host next week to about 30 research specialists from 12 cotton states. The annual con- records 7f 20 sta"tfons7"was"86 de- ference of technical workers on the (Compiled by cooperative efforts of USD A, Extension Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) The mean temperature for the past week, as determined from the grees, which is 7 degrees above normal. Weekly means ranged from 89 degrees at Stuttgart and Arkadelphia to 83 degrees at Fayetteville and Gilbert. The highest temperature reported was 111 degrees at Arkadelphia on the 29th and 30th; the lowest, 60 degrees at Gilbert on the morning of the 31st. The average rainfall for the 14 stations reporting an appreciable amount was 0.30 inch. Weekly totals ranged from 2.08 inches at Calico Bock to none at Arkadelphia, Blytheville, Newport, Fort- land, and Stuttgart. Bradford. White County, reported 2.09 inches the afternoon of the 28th. Except for light and widely scattered showers, the drought and heat continued unabated throughout Arkansas during the past week. Areas that received good Showers a week earlier report some improvement but generally the situation worsened. Much of the been damaged CORN crop has beyond recovery Lloyd French, Mrs. W. E. Rhoads Miss Jo Alice McGuire, Mrs. Otto Bradberry, Mrs. R. O. Scott and Mrs. M. L. Hart. The leaders plan to continue to hold 4-H meetings while the schools are out for cotton picking The job at hand is getting each 4-Her to complete something enter in the fair." Fair to The date, of the fair is September 21-26. Volunteer workers from home demonstration clubs of North and South Mississippi Counties will be on hand Monday, September 20, to receive the articles. Some will stay with the booths throughout the week. They will also aid the judges on judging day which will begin at 10:00 o'clock, Wednesday, September 22. The judges will be from the State Extension office at Little Bock. Booths Communities that have requested space for booths at the fair are as follows: Greene County, 2 spaces; South Mississippi County, 6 spaces: Lost Cane, Fairview and Dogwood. Soft Pickles? Researchers have found a way to lessen losses from softening in cucumber pickles. Food fermentation scientists of the U. S. Department of Agriculture find the solution of the problem is not in the brine but in the cucumber. They have traced the trouble to molds that develop in the flowers of the growing cucumber plants. The molds get in the brine from flowers that remain attached to the fruit. The testers say cured cucumbers were exceptionally firm when flower free and thoroughly washed. Cucumbers with a high percentage of flowers produced soft pickles. Window Eg-g- Cartons Housewives, according to evidence recently gathered in New York, like to see the eggs they buy. Research personnel of Cornell University and USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service cooperatively designed window-typed' egg- cartons which provide more open space in the cover than cartons currently in use. They tested them for effect on sales in supermarkets in New York State. Three types of these cartons were used, each differing in the amount of window space. The evidence strongly suggests that the window type canons favorably affect egg sales with greatest sales per hundred customers occurring with cartons having the greatest amount of space devoted to windows. The window cartons were developed after previous research studies in egg marketing revealed that more than 50 percent of the customers purchasing eggs hesitated before selecting the package they were going to buy. Nearly one-fifth of the customers, 18 percent, handled the closed- type cartons now in use — comparing weights, feeling the tops viewing the eggs through the end of the cartons, or opening the cartons before making their final choice. It's Time To Drink at least three glasses of milk every day. Plant savoy cabbage for winter. Make fall plantings of lettuce, endive, kale, mustard, spinach. Thin out and transplant German, or Bearded iris. Save seed from strong, vigorous, and desirable annuals. Dry seed before storing. Label and sjore in cans that are not airtight. Cut cattails for winter bouquets before autumn rains bleach them. Begin to wash summer curtains and clean windows and walls before getting rooms ready for winter use. Do only one room at a time. / Price on picking in Blytheville yesterday was running S3.00 per 100 plus 50 cents for hauling. This represented a 50 cents per hundred rise in the past few days. Yesterday, cotton began moving on a larger scale in many fields. However, it was too early to predict any sort of eventual outcome on yields. Several reported % bale per acre on first picking, however. Moderately good reports concerning podding of soybeans also have been heard during the week. NOTICE OF NEW ESTATES ON WHICH ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN COMMENCED Notice is hereby given that the following is a list of estates on which Letters Testamentary or of Administration were granted during the month of August, 1954 with j the date of issuance and the name and address of the executor or administrator: No. 2258 Estate of F. Johns, deceased. Letters testamentary issued to Lillie Johns, 328 E. Mis- and harvest for silage and fodder continues. Some corn fields are being pastured. A few fields of early corn have been harvested with low yields generally. SORGHUMS show the effects of the drought but are making a fair crop in many areas. Showers have helped this crop a lot. Farmers are making a determined effort to get some FALL GRAiN PASTURES as early as possible. A large acreage has been prepared OATS is and reported. Much of this work must await rain, however. COTTON is opening rapidly and in many instances prematurely. Picking is becoming more general. Except for irrigated fields, the crop has mostly cut out. While the stalks are small, they are gen- Regional Cotton will be insession Genetics Project September 2-4 in the Business Admoinistration Building. The committee is composed of some of the nation's outstanding authorities in cotton genetics research. They will spend the three days exchanging results and ideas, and planning their research program for the coming year. > Arkansas st%£f members in this work are Dr. J. O. Ware, Dr. B. A. Mossberg, of the Cotton Branch Ex- perimnet Station, Marianna. Among the noted visitors who will appear on the program are: Dr. T. R. Richmond, of Texas A. & M. college; Dr. E. V. Smith, director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station; Dr. M. T. Henderson, of Louisiana, State University; Dr. J. B. Hutchinson, of the Cotton Research Station, Uganda, Africa; Dr. C. F. Lewis, of Texas A. & M. College; Dr. Scott C. McMichael, of the USDA Research Laboratory, Shafter, Calif., Paul Fryxell. of New Mexico State College; Dr. Meta S. Brown, of Texas A. & M. College; Dr. D. U. Gerstel and Dr. P. A. Miller, of North Carolina State College; Dr. James R. Meyer and James B. Dick, of the Stoneville, Miss., Experiment Station Dr. Thomas Kerr, of USDA, Washington, D. C.. Dr. John M. Green, of Oklahoma A. & M. College and Dr. K. L. Hertel and Dr. C. J. Crave of the University of Tennessee. While most of the deliberations will be of a technical nature, the program also includes an inspection trfip to the University's experimental farm. Sessions will begin Thursday morning and extend through Saturday noon. Dr. Lippert S. Ellis, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of the Agricultural Experiment Sta- V-L.ttw' O Oti-Ail-iJ tiA ^ OJ.J.AMJJ.J., UiJ.\_ V (pi.,1. O C, ^J,A- , , 111 1 • erally well fruited but the failure uon ' ™U make the welcoming of many bolls to develop normal size will be a limiting' factor. SOYBEANS benefited in a few areas from showers • received the previous week but generally the crop deteriorated further. More acreage intended for beans was cut for hay during the week. Lower temperatures and rain would still help some. Harvest of RICE is underway and good yields are in prospect. Storage of this crop presents a souri, Blytheville, August 21, 1954. Witness my hand Arkansas on and seal as such Clerk this the 1st day of September, 1954. SEAL ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, County & Probate Clerk. By RUTH C. BESS, D. C. problem. APPLES have been ress at the opening meeting. LEGAL NOTICE Pursuant to the provisions of Probate Code, Sec. 152, notice is given that accounts of the administration of the estates listed below have been filed, on the dates shown, by the named personal representatives. All interested persons are called on to file objections to such ac- damaged as well as late VEGETABLE crops. The marketing of CATTLE continues heavy. Pastures are furnishing very little grazing, with some herds entirely dependent on supplemental feeding. There is a serious water shortage in some localities. FARM LABOR is adequate at present but the need will be greater as cotton picking becomes more general. counts on or before the sixtieth severely j day following the filing of the respective accounts, failing which they will be barred forever from exception to the account. No. 2223 A. J. Donner, Francis Dormer, Final Account, Aug. 23, 1954. Dated this 1st day of September. 1954. SEAL ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, Probate Clerk of Mississippi County. Arkansas. By RUTH C. BESS, D. C. : ' ';•' " ',. * . „ '"' ' •' v i •'*.•;•'•':•.,. " •' :;••'.: .t, '>'.•'• •••' , , . '•;,:;•:.!' - ; '•'•'' • J r i s?' r '! Avoid damage to plants and bolls... :• '• . ' .'••'.- r s; . • i • •• ™^".', :•/:.••••. .... . 'Wf'i ''•''':••'."',jf--if-K:^''-:J--'-- 1 '' • •••'- :•' •• ....:.-' • •" •. ( .jf .• .••••:•"• •' Defoliate the CYANAMID WAY Because CYANAMID defoliants are true defoliants, they act like a light frost, removing the leaves without burning the plants or bolls. And CYANAMID defoliants offer a wide margin of safety in application. Slightly more than the suggested dosage will not freeze the leaves to the plant or burn the bolls . . . and if slightly less than the recommended dosage is applied, you can still get reasonably good defoliation. CYANAMID defoliants are nitrogen-based materials which leave no undesirable, detrimental or damaging residues. Whether you require a dust or a spray, you can get equally effective results with either of these CYANAMID defoliants: AERO* Cydnamid, Special Grade —the original defoliant in dust form. Use where dews are present to activate the chemical. AERO* Cyanomid, Soluble —a highly effective spray defoliant where conditions favor a liquid application. Arrange now to defoliate the Cyanamid Way for cleaner cotton and a higher price at the gin. Write for new, fully illustrated leaflet. AMERICAN (jUUWnid COMPAMY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS DIVISION PeiMf hey BviMittf, Lift** Ro<k, Arkansas By W. F. James. Pemiscot County Agent Experiment Station Meeting The regular fall experiment field day tour will be held at Sikeston Field, 1 mile south of Sikeston on Highway 61 at 2 p.m. September 14th, for Pemiscot County. Other counties included for this period are Dunklin. Buther, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Wayne, Ripley, Perry and Carter. Other Southeast Missouri counties will tour the field in the forenoon. Items of special interest now include cotton fertilizer, chemical weed control, cross plowing and spacing tests; variety tests of cotton, corn and soybeans, pasture studies and defoliation on cotton. Harvest Cotton Carefully With some of the best equipped gins in the country operating in southeast Missouri the possibility of improving the grade of Missouri cotton lies mostly in improved harvesting. A few gmners have been known to say not too many years ago "bring us your rough picked, damp cotton we've got all the equipment needed to clean it up and gin out a good sample." Now that most all the gins have the same good equipment ginners are realizing that there is a limit in grade beyond which they cannot go with improving poorly harvested cotton. Last week I saw two samples of lint ginned the same day with exactly the same equipment. The seed cotton was from two different farmers. One sample was SM 1 l/16th cotton while the other was SLM 1 l/16th cotton. The ginner said the lower grade of cotton was simply picked too green and too trashy. The lower grade cotton was worth $8.75 per bale less than the better one simply because of poor harvesting. We have a few suggestions to offer in improving the harvesting of coton. 1. Harvest cotton promptly after it opens. 2. Pick only mature, well-opened bolls. 3. Pick cotton clean. Keep out grass, trash and all foreign material. 4. Pick only dry cotton. Wait until the dew dries off. Stay out of fields after rains until cotton has a chance to dry out and fluff up. 5. Don't tramp cotton in wagons or trailers. Tramping grinds -the trash into the fiber making it more difficult to remove at the gin. 6. Don't rush your ginner. Give him time to do you a good job. 7. Don't insist upon "turnout" at the expense of premium grades. 8. Take to the gin the correct amount of seed cotton to make a 500 pound bale. The entire cotton industry is geared to a 500 pound bale. Bales that are either too large or too small are costly to handle. Guides For Mechanical Harvesting 1.Defoliation is usually advisable. 2.Give picker operators training in handling the machine. Follow instructions of the manufacturer. 3. Keep locker drum and spindles clean. Excessive trash can cause clogging and roping of seed cotton. 4. Usually, machine picking cannot begin as early as hand picking. However, once cotton is sufficiently open for machine picking, it is essential to begin operations without delay in order to minimize weather damage to quality. 5. Machine lubricants should be kept out of seed cotton. Use the correct kind and amount of oil for the picking unit. 6. Low quality cotton that results from chokages, accumulations of trash in picker baskets, etc., should be kept separate and ginned at the end of the season. 7. If a detergent or other chemi cal agent is added to water in the picker tank, it is important to use only the amount recommended. Boll Worm Boll worm moths are plentiful over our area now, that means some fields of rank green growth cotton may need to be sprayed to protect them from boll worms. When spraying is done a second spray in 5 to 7 days is almost a must. Sometimes a third spray i» needed: Large worms ,the ones easiest to see, are hardest to kill. The greatest benefit from spraying will be from preventing the smaller worms from entering bolls and getting where they can be killed. In many fields it's hard to decide whether or not to spray. A* this season a rule of thumb to go by in checking a field is to examine 100 stalks at random across your field. If you find worms and eggs on ten of these stalks start spraying. Boll worm eggs are round not oblong) perfectly white and will not shake off the leaf. They are found singly and not in clusters. Be sure you have boll worms in damaging numbers before your spray for needless spraying is coet- |Mcu>- JOHN DEERE •It Cuts Harvest Costs •Saves More Cotton •Speeds Work Cash in on efficient mechanical cotton harvesting with a. new John Deere No. 1 One-Row Mounted Cotton Picker. One man and the No. 1 pick as much as an acre every hour, replacing 40 or more hand pickers and cutting costs to a minimum. The No. 1 is an efficient spindle-type picker that saves more cotton in every crop condition. It speeds work, saving valuable time when weather threatens to steal your profits. The new No. 1 mounts on John Deere Models "50," "60," "70," and late "A" Tractors in a hurry. No costly, time-consuming tractor conversions are required- See us for complete details. Order early. ^ MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 3-4434 South Highway 61 '<&*<#/& JOHN DEERE QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT Me Cormick flickers cut your costs more than ever! 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