The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 10, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 10, 1954
Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COOTIER NKW1 REVIEW AND FORECAST Tuesday Rain Seen As Only Slight Factor Weather and action by two government agencies grabbed the Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri farm spotlight during the past week. Stock Farmer? Here's Hay Plan Governor's Committee Says It's Best 'Under Circumstances' LITTLE ROCK 'HP—Feed Dealers and farm organization representatives have set out a seven-point program, reluctantly tagging it "the best; that can be had under tb« circumstances." Meeting with Gov. Cherry's Drought Committee, the dealers and farm leaders agreed that "Within the framework of funds available and federal regulations, the program is the best that can be worked out." Relief Sought State Sen. Marvin Melton of Jonesboro, hairman of the Drought Committee, said the group's efforts now would be devoted to "seeking some relief for small row-crop farmers as well as small herdsmen." Points of the adopted program •were: 1. Drought distressed owners of livestock will apply to their county farm agents for eligibility ratings to participate in the hay purchase and pasture phases. Applications •will be approved by county committees. 2. The County Farm Agent will Issue subsidy approvals on freight for hay only. 3. Procurement of the hay, its quality and delivery will be the responsibility of the feed dealers. To Use Trucks 4. Because the railroads have refused to cut freight rates this year, trucks will be used wherever possible. In 1953 railroads shipped hay at half rates. 5. Because of hay and freight costs, cattlemen—large and small —must utilize substitutes to the fullest. 6. Pastures will undergo an intense development under Agriculture Department programs administered by the state's Agricutural an Conversation Committee of the Department. 7. If practices prescribed by the A&C committees are followed, the federal government will absorb about one-half the cost of grains, field preparation and fertilizer with subsidies ranging between S8 and $10 an acre. 5500,000 Allotted For the 37 counties designated as drought disaster areas in Arkansas, the federal government has alo- cated S500.000. This amount will be consumed by payment of freight costs for importation of hay, Melton said. Meanwhile, the Federal-State Crop Reporting Service at Little Rock, in its weekly crop bulletin, I said deterioration of crops continues. Only light and scattered rains this week brought relief to some Farmers watched less than one- inch of water fall from threatening skies Tuesday. Many of them were hoping for more, pulling for an outside chance it would help their soybean crop. Nationals Released Arkansas Employment Security Division Monday released 4,000 Mexican National laborers for Mississippi County and many fanners were scurrying south aft-er additional cotton pickers. Other action by a government agency came on Wednesday when the United States Department of Agruculture came up with a 11.8 million bale crop estimate for 1954. All told, it was a week which pretty well maintained the status quo. Rain Small Factor County Agent Keith Bilbrey pointed out that the slight (.08 inch) rain was a very small factor In helping those soybeans. He also pointed to a couple of other things, neither of them too good: Beans are suffering probably as badly as ever before this time of year; and Cotton is opening very rapidly and in many cases prematurely. Quick Opening Mr. Bilbrey said cotton prior to the rain and cooler weather was opening "about as fast as I ever saw it." Although the small amount of moisture must have helped the beans, he called fields he inspected "pretty sick looking." The advent of Mexican labor not only is expected to halt a rising picking price, but even more important will mean -cotton will begin moving faster. - Reports of increased quantities of hill labor also were heard during the week, indicating cotton picking is about to really hit a peak .within the next two weeks. Something to Think About f GERTRUDE B. HOLIMAN County H*me Demonstration Agent MIAMI, Fla. (ff)~~Bo you think you have troubles? Asking for a tax reduction on her house, a young woman who described herself as a family breadwinner gave, the tax equalization board these reasons: The house is falling down. The furniture is coming apart. Noisy trucks drive past at al hours. Noisy airplanes fjy over the house Nobody will buy the house under any conditions. Fair More space has been spoken for to be reserved for community { booths. .' i Others that have been added; are Number Nine, Gosnell, Lone Oak, Yarbro and Monette. These make 16 community booths and we expect to have more entries. This is the largest number of booths I have known of Northeast Arkansas Fair having-. Those clubs having community booths may start working on them any time. The fair building is open. State Council The three ladies from North Mississippi County who attended the State Council of Home Demonstration Clubs reported good meetings and a good time. The ladies who attended the meeting at Fayetteville are Mrs. Leslie Moore. Mrs. J. O. Huey and Mrs. Mary Scrape. Food Costs The cost of food probably takes the biggest bite out of the" family income. An average moderate - income family with two or three children spends about one-third of their income for food. However, food costs can be reduced by careful planning and wise spending. Always be sure to include hte right food for the family. Home production and canning and freezing food when it is plentiful will cut costs. Meat is a. big item in the food budget. Here are suggestions for buying meat: one pound of ground or boned meat will give three • to four ounce servings; one pound of meat with a medium amount of bone such as chops and rib roasts provides two to three ounce servings; one pound of meat such as neck or shoulder cuts with a large amount of bone provides V/ 2 ounce servings. Other shopping hint's to help stretch the food dollar are: Dry beans, peas, and peanut butter can be used instead of meat. Canned orange juice is usually cheaper than the fresh or frozen forms. Haw cabbage is another inexpensive source of Vitamin C. Milk is always a- good buy and there are several kinds and forms. Buttermilk and skimmed milk have about the same nutritional value as whole milk, except for the cream or butterfat. Dried milk is good for cooking and is usually less expensive than fresh milk. Ready-baked breads such as rolls are more expensive than loaf bread. Good bargains in fresh vegeta bles. greens, collards, kale, and carrots, can- be found most of the time. But one of the major ways to help cut food costs is planning meals for several days ahead. Decorating It usually takes more time getting ready for paper hanging or painting in your home than it does to do the actual work. A paper or paint job will be no better than the surface to which paper or paint is applied. Neither paint or wallpaper will hide any defects in a surface. Any great differences in smoothness cannot be hidden with wallpaper or regular paints. The home agent said that some of the new texture paints will give a sand finish to the surface. This paint is intended as a finishing coat, but it is good for preparing plastered walls for other paints and wall paper. Patching plaster,' often used to patch cracks and holes, is usually smoother than the rest of the .wail and will show after the wall is painted or papered. Textured paints can be used to correct this difficulty. It's Time To Fertilize and water shade trees that have premature foliage dropping. Holes two feet apart and 18 inches deep should be made with a crowbar over the entire area beneath the spread of the tree crown. A handful of 4-12-4 or 5-10-5 (complete commercial fertilizer) should be placed in each hole. Then fill the hole several times with water. After this soaks away, fill the hole with good soil. Plant grass. Use bluegrass. orchard grass, Che wing's fescue, or a mixture of these grasses in! shady areas. Seed lawns to winter grass. Check for termites under the house. Dust late beans to control bean leaf beetles. Plant more fall garden vegetables. Fallow a portion of the garden if it is too dry for fall plantings. Keep ground free of weeds for a better spring garden. Clean the laying house thoroughly and make sure the house and roost poles are treated for control of mites. Continue to cull all unthrifty pullets as thev are spotted in the flock. Light Rain Is Forecast Weather maps below give you the U. 8. Weather Bureau's 30- day outlook for September. Note that it is not a specific forecast in the usual sense, but ig an ESTIMATE of the average rain and temperatures for the period. NORMAL BELOW ^J NORMAL MUCH BELOW NORMAL September—below seasonal temperatures east of Mississippi River. There are 140 species of trees growing in the Great Smoky Mountains, more than are found in all of Europe. Charles Curtis, one-time vice president of the United States, was a descendant of Indian chiefs in the Osage and Kaw tribes. EXPECTED PRECIPITATION Most of D. 8. win have subnormal rainfall daring September. 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 SEPTEMBER. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Blytheville, Ark. parts of the state. The crop buletin reported that corn not damaged beyond recovery is being harvested with low yields generally. Pastures are furnishing little grazing, and cattle are moving to the market in heavy numbers. Rice is being harvested now, with good yields in prospect from the irrigated lands. Picking of cotton is increasing, with irrigated fields showing the best growth. Sorghums are making a fair crop in spite of the' drought. But soybeans have deteriorated further, and apples and late vegetable crops are severaly damaged. FOR MORE PROFITS Helpful information in planning supplemental irrigation that should be furnished by your Irrigation Engineer 1 L Determine the source ol water supply, it » deep well, spot the proper location. This is necessary not only for row-irrigation, but an important factor if flume* Are to be constructed. 2. A farm survey, which shows the slope, noils, erosion factors, profile characteristics and land u*e capabilities. 2. A map or plat to show elevatloni, existing turn-row* and roads, the lateral farm drains and main ditches, designate the farm drains that may be converted into flume* to carry water. Designate the points on lateral drains where control structures must be installed to hold water at an elevation determined by surveys and show all other existing features pertinent to drainage or irritation. With irrigation, adequate drainage become* of greater importance, water must go in and oat. 4. While the irrigation of the entire farm may not •* planned at first, the plans should prttride tor ftttre expansion, insofar as possible. ,' I do not sell irrigation equipment* REMEMBER WHEN YOU BUY A McCORMICK PICKER OUR SERVICE MEN BACK YOU UP WITH 55 YEARS OF QUALITY EXPERIENCE High-Drum McCormick M-12O, for tall, high-yielding cotton, mount* on the Formoll Sup«r M-TA and p«r M s*rtos tractors. Blythimlle, Ark. Office Phone 2-2261 — Residence 3-866T t,ew Cesf, low-drum McCormick C-14 Main* the Formoll Super C tractor to cvt smoM ecreofo fce»* costs. ONE-ROW SPINDLE-TYPE COTTON PICKER COMPARE THE PRICE Let the Allis-Chalmers One-Row Cotton Picker come to the rescue. It's designed for quick mounting on the regular CA, WD and WD-45 farm tractors. Equipped with long, grooved, spindles, this machine gets a high percentage of open bolls . . . with less staining of lint and less trash in the cotton. As cotton m picked, ifs 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! Pr/cerf night tor Bonk Fin on dug fflLLIS-CHflLMIRS] V SAtfS AND SfKVICC J BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 East Main Phone 3-4404 OLIVER SUPER 55! More working speeds... More pulling power! Outclasses all tractors of its type! You get /Eue working speeds and one road speed—six in all—in this brand-new Oliver Super 55. Included is the super low you've always wanted—only l}-2 miles per hour at full engine speed. Cut back the throttle and you can slow down to % rn.p.h. for those creeping crawl jobs. Best of all, this super low is matched to the recommended PTO speed of 545 r.p.m. Now you can handle tough PTO operations with less difficulty, less crop loss. Low* compact and heavy, this 2-3 plow Super 55 also outpulls all tractors in its class. Powered with a modern, thrifty, high-compression gasoline engine or full diesel. Pick the one that saves you the most. See the new, versatile Super 55 with its built-in hydraulic .system and 3-point hitch linkage, double-disc brakes, independently controlled PTO and ball-type unit that makes steering twice as easy. Get the Super 55 story before you buy! FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO. 900 N. 6th Phone 3-8166 ftcCermlck MM-14, fo* MOtft«*» K*i§ hf cefton, mounts on FormoH Super M, $«•>» M-TA, Sopor M, o*4 M series trotter*. •on* tat... see how yev co* cvt okkinfl costs, n«w more nWfl ovo?, wfftt • now JtkConMkk cotton pkbov. DELTA IMPLEMENTS INC. •lythcvill*, Ark. "Sfrvit* Heidi Our Trarft" Phon« 3-4M3 Texaco Cotton Picker and Spindle Oil For All Types Cotton Picking Machines Delivered Anywhere In Mississippi County Finest Quality . . . Rust And Oxidation Resistant . . . Priced Right Dirtn'butor For FIRESTONE TIRES THE TEXAS CO —Bob Logan Consignee— Blytheville Phone 3-3391—Joine? Phone 2421

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