The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 13, 1956
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-•—FRIDAY, JANUARY IS, 1959 BLYTHEVIfcfc*HARK-)-GGURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN REV IEW -»FORECAST Midwest Farm Leaders Form Pressure Bloc CORNING, Iowa (AP) — The National Farmers' Organi zatioh (NFO) with more than 55,000 paid up grass roots mem bers, is about to raise its voice in Washington. NFO President Orin Lee Staley of Rea, Mo., and three other NFO officials arrived this week to seek an audience with congressional and administration leaders. "We are going to demand immediate action to relieve the larm price situation," Staley said. Non-partisan The organization formally Describes' itself as "non-partisan, non political and opposed to any type of violence." It lists a single goal- farm relief, arid has voted to limit Its membership to persons whose major income is from farming. Accompanying Staley will be Harry Grundman,. Prescott, Iowa, national vice-president, and board members Ed Glen of Louisiana, Mo., and John Warin of Maloy, Iowa. The decision to send NPO's Initial delegation to Washington was made at a .board meeting held Monday in NFO headquarters here. The organization was'launched in drought and price-plagued- southwest Iowa in mid-August and it came into formal being as a n tional organltatlon at a convention here last month. More than 1,000 farmers were present. Delegates Official convention delegates In eluded 1M from Missouri. 133 from Iowa, six from Nebraska. 12 from Colorado and one from Montana. On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBKEV Count? Altai Research, Promotion Is to Highlight NCC Meet Sixteen TOM I love that Tennessee Ernie and his ."Sixteen Tons". 1 guess because it fits my termers so well: "Qrowed 16 tons o'cotton and what do I get? Another acreage cut and deeper in debt! j Honest St. Peter I .can't go ..." "I was taught that 90% was fair for man, but how I hear' that synthetics are taking the land! St. Peter, go ahead and' call me ^1 can't owe the creditors no more!" Friends, I was never more serious in my life when I say that it looks to me like cotton Is in the worst predicament in our life tlmr T nnmal to even'leaderwho Duane Orton of Atlantic, Iowa, national treasurer, reported NFO by mid-December had 55,659 paid-up members and'$35,493 in the treasury. NFO has taken a stand by resolution for 100 per cent parity prices for farm products, a $20 floor under hogs and a $30 floor under cattle, and willingness to accept reasonable government controls if necessary. Secretary of Agriculture Sensor has been a frequent target of NF speakers. One of these, Former <36v Dan Turner of Iowa, has accused Benson of seeking "to deliberately crowd small farmers off the farm." Farmers: Better Check Tax Picture Farm employers are reminded by Cecil L. Kelly of the Internal.Rev- enue Service that social security taxes apply to cash wags paid to every farm worker to whom the employer pays $100 or more cash wages reads this to think this problem through and through. There just isn't any easy answer to what is best. Price Supports It seems to me that the argument of 90% versus flexible supports is just one of many arguments. during the year 1965. The taxes (2 percent employer tax and 2 percent employee tax) apprj only, to cash wages paid to covered farm workers, KeUy said. Every laim employer who owes these taxes'must file a return on Form 943, and pay the taxes, on or before January 31, 1956. Farm employers should file their returns on time In order to avoid the penalty which may be charged for late filing. Any employer of covered farm workers who has not already registered with the district director's office should do so at once. The registration form SS-4 can be obtained from the local Internal Revenue The district director'will mall the necessary return forms and instructions to all registered employers. Surely 'there isn't a cotton farmer in America that wouldn't like to have 90% supports forever. That might still be the best policy, I don't know. But i am willing to admit that some other policy might be better if we are to maintain our present cotton acreage. Synthetic Threat Are we sticking our heads in the sand? The November issue of the Farm journal wrote a very interesting article on "Cotton Price Cut?" Among other things the article said, "Then there is the rayon .threat. Comparing April, May-and June of this year with the same three months in 1954 rayon consumption increased a whopping 30.4%. Cotton increased 7.9%. "Rayon gets much of its growth through blending. Rayon sells for 4c to 8c per pound less than cot ton (8c to 12c in foreign countries). Some manufacturers admit, ."We slip a bit of rayon in cotton cloth . . . and consumers hardly know the difference." I have said before and I will say again, the farmer and other folks interested in cotton do not advertise their product — certainly in no way to compare with synthetics. I can Imagine 'synthetic salesmen visiting the spinning mills every week nr so trying to sell their product and to show how it can be used. Are there any cotton salesmen that visit the spinning mills and keep trying to sell cotton because of its superior quality? Read Editorial Did you read Harry Haines edi torial in the Wednesday Courier News on the problems of cotton and some things that should be done? I recommend it to you. 4-H Winner Banquet This Saturday, January 14, the Mi»slssippi County Farm Bureau plays host to all of the North Mis sissippi County project winners o last year. It's due to be a fine and inspiring event for the young lead ers of the county. Elizabeth Brister, a sharp little gal from the Yarbro community is president of the County 4-H Council and will preside at the banquet. Gee» In Alfalfa? With more cotton acreage cut! and the proposed soil banks, — how are you going to prevent a Johnson grass build up? As just one alternative w asked some farmers U you coulc grow alfalfa and control Johnson grass on that land?. They say n but that the repeated alfalfa cut tings'will prevent the fast sprea of Johnson grass. George Dillahuny at Yarbro say you can control or eliminate John son grass In alfalfa simply by run ning the geese In the alfalfa. Ha BILOX, Miss. — Details of re- earch and promotion program* to joost consumption of cotton t«x- ,iles abroad will be described at the annual meeting of the National lotton Council here January 30-31 Delegates to ttwt meeting, representing the six branches of the cotton industry and the 18 states in which cotton Is produced, will hear a report from Read P. Dunn, Jr., . Council foreign trade director. He has been in Europe since eany last year working with textile groups in launching their programs. Their objective Is to stimulate consumer demand for cotton textiles and tmi: broaden the opportuntiy for U. S COTTON WINNERS — Joe Ewing of First National Bank's Farm Management'Department Is shown conferring v .with winners of the County 4-H cotton projects. Bank supplied prizes for contest. Boys are (from the left) Danny Veach, Lost Cane; Dick Wyatt, Blytheville; Steve McGuire, Yarbro, and Wesley Davis, Gosnell, (Courier News Photo) anyone else tried that? > • : For *0 .fears ' Some people honestly L believe that the use of chemical fertilizers will, "kill your .land." 1 .'."'.:• I don't propose to argue the question but I would like to suggest that fertilizers have been used continuously for 80 years on the Morrow plots on the University of Illinois campus. . There is nothing In any of those tests after 80 years to indicate that the use of fertilizers hurts the land. Why not come in and let me show you the results of those different plots after their 80 years of treatments? Shorts Have your planting seed germinated now before the rush starts. We have never had such a rush on soil sampling. Do green beans still have an uncertain future? I am worried about It and will have a lot more to say in future columns. CHECKING - A. K. Harris, crew superintendent of soutlwast Missouri's pink bollworm eradication program, inspects mechanical cotton pickers at Arbyrd which have returned from out of state Jobs. Eighteen mechanical pickers are parked on an Implement dealer's lot here. About M others have been checked as they came back into-Missouri from Arkansas and Tennessee cotton fields. (Photo by Yeirer) ' ( SeMo Bollworm Work Is Over ' But Project Will Be Continued Next Year By H. L. YEAGER ARBYRD—A thorough check a mechanical cotton pickers returning to Missouri, after helping with tho windup cotton harvest in Tennessee, will complete the Missouri pink bollworm eradication program of 1955, according, to L, C. Carpenter state commissioner of agriculture. Perhaps 80 of the approximate 1500 mechanical pickers owned in Missouri went into Arkansas and Tennessee for hire after harveatjn; Missouri Crops. The number going into other states this year Is less however, than in prior years. Most of -the operators returnlns had good reports stating they had had good runs. Mans picked In fields yielding up to two bales per acre. A E. Harris, suepryisor of the southeast Missouri inspection crews at Holland, Arbyrd and Neeleyy le on a trip around the boundary line Friday to.intercept and Inspect »ny returning mechanical picker,.state;) that te two intercepted th«t day left only perhaps six known to not have been inspected. Harris said the MUwurl machines had gone into unlnfwted, areas, nu' that Commissioner , Carpenter h»< asked for a make-sure check. No Evidence No evidence of pink boll worm were found in any of the^ Harris stated. He aald generally h« machines now go to equipment dealers at this season for general epair If needed and cleaning, which s additional assurance and precau- The station near Holland will be at the same location as last year larris stated. The stations at Ar- >yrd and Neeleyville will be continued. A fourth station, or a second one n Pemlscot County, is also reported Protection Needed MOnOANTOWN, W. V*. Wl Whet) the frantic call came int police, headquarters to ' send tlie police right away," desk Patrol man Oeorgf Katchur a»ked wha •• a lust took my model ing clay," c»m« ? the repW to » high-pitched voice. The compUln tnt'i H* WM lUMd Ml. as under consideration. Stations are scheduled to open in August this year, about a month earlier' than they opened last year. From several sources, it Is statad that mechanical pickers are becoming a mpre potent factor in the cotton harvest. They pose a problem, hoewver, and their effect on hand picking labor is being recognized and studied by government employment departments and welfare agencies, Attention Farmers! Now is the time to have your cotton seed delint*d and treated for best results in your spring plantirg CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Hi 3 hway 61 Phone 3-6258 AUTOMATIC UNO IEVIUR AND HYDRAULIC SCRAPER Fall it Ike best lime to imoolh fields, move dirt lo fill pot holei, heal gulliei 'and improve the grade ef your fieldi. Cversman leveled field* reduce labor ond water coilt en Irrigated land...great!/ inereoie crop yieldi. The Everiman pat* ented crank axle tokei off the high placet and filll in the low onet automatically, producing • firm, well pocked icedbed at the machine movM afonfl. S** the) Ntw Iviriman 9H end 12H Now two efficient, fait operating and economical hydraulic modeli have been added to trie tveriman line,' making ill modeli in all far ilonderd farm Irotton. ' SpringlocHi attachment •vailoble. fttTtman IUUM MOUNIIO, HOMIN« MITCH BIICHIK now aroiloble !• 3 madtli. With on tveriman digging and •leaning tftcSel up t» o fcrel »!<• and IT Inchei deep It a one man operation. Ceme In Uo.v tw lull deUlh «« tk« Ivtnmon land tiverlr and fleeting J f, WJMlt -T-*™<aaaaap Delta Implements, Inc. "StrV/ct HoWi Our TrooV 312 S. S«eond St. Phon« 3-6163 SPRING PUNTING NEEDS FERTILIZER (Cheaper this year) 12-12-12 Urea 45 Nitrate of Soda Ammonium Nitrate 60% Potash LESPEDEZA 1/2 or more off of last year's price. Kobe & Korena LFALFA (much cheaper this year) Certified Buffalo Oklahoma Approve SOYBEANS Here's a Big Man in Your Life Le* Certified Dormans Certified Ogdon Laredo HYBRID CORN Funk's G711 Funk's G512W Funk's G244 Funk's G706 " Pfister PAG 170y Pfister PAG 61y Pfister PAG 631W Dixie 22 Dixie 33 COTTONSEED DPL 15 DPL Fox Delfos 9169 ALL TYPES OF SPRING PASTURE AND GRASS SEEDS FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. ' *'Homt of Suitftn Strriw" Broadway * Hurion Phont 3-8191 Meaiurad by any rule, a John Deere mechanic Is a big man in youi life. He may be an ordinary-looking fellow but he's completely familiar with John Desre Tractors and Equipment; he's trained in servicing methods recommended by John Deere. He has complete, authoritative technical manuals on hand for those unusual servicing Jobs. He uses precision tools . .. replaces parts with only genuine John Deere parts; this is still further assurance to you of work well done . . . economically done. Get acquainted with this "big man" in your life; stop at our service shop the next time you're in town and let's talk over your John Deere equipment servicing needs. Missco Implement Co. S. Hi way 61 Blytheville and Genuine JOHN DEERE PARTS Phone For Free Estimates R. C. FARR & SONS Owners Phone 3-1662 - 400 Rnilrond - Phone3-1567 ports. • Special agreements have been de- loped with France and Japan and e being negotiated with Germany id Italy. They call Jor the Council supervise development and op- ation oJ research and promotion ojects. This will be in cooperation witn . "Signaled local cotton industry oups and the cost for a specified riod will be borne jointly .by these oups and the U. S. Department of griculture. Britain, Belgium and he Netherlands are Interested la milar contracts. Funds from the sale of W. S. ag- qultural surpluses are being uaed get the programs started so that heir effectivness can be demon- trated and a permanent self-fl- anclng arrangement developed.. The activities are being patterned fter those of the National Cotton ouncll of America. ead Courier News Classified Ada. LONG LASTING! You can feed cotton from planting till picking with CYANAMID SUPPLIES 21% LONG-LASTING LEACH- RESISTANT NITROGEN Turn Cyanamid under any time before planting—it will feed your crop right through to picking. PLUS MORE CALCIUM THAN ANY OTHER NITROGEN FERTILIZER! Your soil will not become more acid when you use Cyanamid. 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