The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 7, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 7, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER T, 1955 RE1/IEW — FORECAST On Missco Farms Bj KEITH BI1.BRKV Count; Ajenl Champions While you were watching the Brooklyn Dodgers win the world ihampionship in baseball, County ton Picking Contest field just east of the fairgrounds. P. D. Poster defoliated the field with liquid on Sent 25. He included amino trt- K^enu";rom Arkan-j azSe, the second growth retarder. sas were busy visiting 4-H Club; In the Lead members and selecting county proj- Alex Curtis, Earl Wildy, D. C. ect winners. , Joe Ewing In the First National Bank helped us with the 4-H cotton judging, and we're noi through yet. Competition was really keen tms year. All North Mississippi County j Blytheville at 11:00 o'clock ihis Sat-| urday and have their picture made, j The group picture will be placed \. bn the 1956 Delta Implements calendar. What About Soybeans? J. N. Smothermon, Armorel, is chairman of the Farm Bureau Soybean Committee. He has asked that the members of his committee hold the first meeting at noon Monday. Oct. 10. Any Farm Bureau member who has not been named to this particular committee, and yet has something to offer in the way of suggestion or criticism should plan Wright, Glenn Horner, L. V. Waddell, Bert Williams. Dean Pierce and 3 number of other Farm Bureau leaders in the Manila area met recently and decided they would like to solicit Farm Bureau membership for 195fl during this They feel like everybody is will- ins to be a Farm Bureau member and would be if solicited at a time of year when people have money. They had a poster printed to go on ^in walls which .says: "YOUR MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FARM BUREAU DID THIS IN 1955: "I. Stopped Ogden Soybean R< classification! I Worth 25c per bushel times your, crop. "2. Sponsored Pink Boll Worm Control Bill. Pink boll worms could ruin this Cotton Country. Weather And Crop Bulletin Compiled by cooperative efforts of USDA, Extension Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) j Re- "3. Responsible For Renewal of to attend Smothermon's meeting, j Veac'n and Cover Crop Program, Resolutions and proposals which j Fall. 1955. are being prepared by all of these J Tihs means about $140,000.00 ex- Farm Bureau committees will fi- tra dollars to Mississippi County nally be presented for the consideration of the entire county Farm Bureau at the annual meeting Nov. 3. Another President Out Hays Sullivan, president of the Mississippi County, Farm Bureau, has been down and out for several days. I hear that he spent a part of the time In the Osceola hospital. Reports are that he is much improved at this time, however. Walt A Minute! A number of people have called to ask about defoliating soybeans. That scares me. I am afraid someone might try to defoliate soybeans without knowing the dangers involved, and really get hurt by do- Ing so. This may not be the final answer but here are some quotations taken from research on the subject: "Arkansas soybean growers who Ere thinking of using pre-harvest drying chemicals to advance the normal date of soybean harvest were warned today that yields of beans have been reduced as much as 16 per cent by that practice. "Dr. Paul E. Smith, associate agronomist with the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station, studied the effect of pre- harvest drying of soybeans during the last three years. "These results indicate that farmers who need to get their beans harvested early may find it more practical to grow earlier maturing varieties and plant earlier in the spring, rather than rely on chemicals to advance harvest date, Dr. Smith stated. "There is general agreement in all the work, however, that for whatever purpose the chemical is used, it cannot be applied earlier than one week before normal maturity without causing some reduction in seed yields, according to Dr. Smith." Second Growth Problem The recent heavy rains will give us serious problems through second growth on cotton that is to be picked wtih mechanical pickers. If you are Interested in knowing how much or how long amino tri- azole delays second growth on a defoliated cotton field, then I suggest you watch the National Cot- , farmers who cooperate. "4. Sponsored University and U. S. D. A. Cotton, Soybean and Alfalfa Experiment Plots All Over County. Farm Bureau spends a lot of money on this research work. It's worth a lot to all of us! "5. Aggressive Representation in State and National Affairs. County officers and committees traveled thousands of miles, attended many important meetings, used many telegrams, letters and prone calls, in representing you. "6. Sponsored County Wide 4-H Club Activities. 2500 boys and girls participating. Winner banquets, project winners, state camp trips, etc. Support our best crop. "7. Continued Support And Expansion of Extension Service. County and Home Agents — and their educational programs help. every one of us — directly or In- j directly. "8. Insurance Service. Blue Cross-Blue Shield — Casualty — Fire — Life — General Liability. "Farm Bureau is strong — because you make it so. "ASK YOUR Q INNER TO WRITE YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY, FOR THE 1956 YEAR!" Covered smut of grain may be con trotted In four ways: Do not plant seed from a field that had smut in. It; use certified seed, as free from smut infection os possible; plant resistant varieties when possible; and treat with chemicals for insurance. LONGEST REEF Longest barrier reef in the world la the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, which parallels the eastern shore of that continent for more than 1200 miles. Kirby Drug Store $725 For Your Old I ELECTRIC RAZOR on a new Remingion. Schlck, Sunbeam, Ronaon or Norelco One-Row — Troetor-Mounttd Power Picking -1955 Style i. Easy on ... Easy oft standard AUtii- Chalmers Tractors 2. Higher gradta 3. Prired to keep restricted acreagel profitable Tun* in tti« National Fan* mud Hemi Houi — Eviry femrdgy — NIC Cleaner cotton and higher grades at lower costs — that's the story of Allis-Chalmers one-row Spindle- Type Pickers, Spindles are long, grooved and barbless . . . and reach completely through the plants. Result: highly efficient picking with less trash and leaves in the lint — less staining. An Allis-Chalmers Picker can help you keep cotton growing profitable. fflUIS'CHfllMERO V" $»UJ AND SIIVICI 1 BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 3-4404 The mean temperature for the past week, as determined from the records of 20 stations, was 75 de grees. which is 7 degrees abovp normal. Weekly means ranged from 71 degrees at Gilbert'to 79 degrees at El Dorado. The highest temperature of the week was 95 degrees at Pine Bluff on the 27th and at Ozarlt on the 29th. The lowest was 51 degrees a t Blytheville on October 2nd. The average rainfall at 28 stations was 1.58 inches. Weekly totals ranged from 0.11 inch at El Dorado to 3.56 inches at Fayetteville. The heavier totals were in the northwest quarter of the State and the lighter in the extreme south and extreme east portions. Harvest of cotton, rice, soybeans and feed crops was interrupted by wet weather during the week. The rains, however, were a boon to pastures, la.te hay crops, small grain, and winter legumes. Also. some fields of late soybeans and sorghums will be helped by the moisture.. COTTON pickers were able to work only about 3 days of the week in some localities but put in more time over much of the area. Hands could be observed in many fields on Sunday after being kept out Friday and Saturday by wet weather. Picking is in full swing although much cotton has been opening slowly. The recent rains are causing some re-growth and will further delay the opening of late cotton. Good yields are the rule almost everywhere, despite some excessively large plants and considerable damage in spots by insects. Boll rot had been halted by dry weather the first three weeks of September but is again a threat. However, an unusually large number of growers have defoliated and this should alleviate the situation considerably. RICE harvest Is well a long in east-cenlral and southern areas, and a few stubble fields have already been disked. Combining is also underway in the northeast, where some of the rice Is rather late. Very good yields are reported for all areas. Rice is "down" in some fields, due to recent rains and wind; yields will be reduced some because of losses In harvest- Ing. Combining of early SOYBEANS reveals a wide variation in yields; some are very poor due to dry | weather. Irrigated soybeans prom-1 Bean Price Seen. on. Decline During Harvest Soybean prices will decline seasonally for the next 30 to 60 days as harvesting increases, says J. M. Ragsdale, University of Missouri extension marketing economist. Prices to farmers at central Missouri points were about $2.00 a bushel September 15. Tne extent of the decline will depend upon crop conditions during October. Government estimates of the 1955 crop declined 12 percent during August because of hot. dry weather. United Slates production estimates declined from 420 million to 387 million; Missouri estimate was off from 47 million :o 37 million. If the crop of 387 million is realized, production will be 45 million bushels above the previous record of last; year, I New grade standards for soybeans went into effect on September 1, 1955. Changes that will be of interest 10 growers are as follows: One — the foreign material has been lowered one nercent for each numerical grade: From two percent to one percent for Grade No. 1; from three percent to two percent for Grade No. 2; from four percent to three percent for Grade No. 3; and from six percent to five percent for Grade No. 4. Two — heat damage has been se* aside from other types of damage. Three — soybeans containing large amounts of purple mottled 01 stained beans can gra-ie no highe: t.ha,n No. 3. According to Ragsdale, the exact, effect of these changes on markets cannot be determined now. However, it is clear that farmers will have to deliver cleaner beans in order to receive the same relative price. Also, since there is more discrimination against he;U-damageci beans, fanners will need to pay more attention to quality during storage. Several large processors have in- dicated a possibility of returning to the practice of pricing soybeans on the basis of Grade No. 2 with discounts for lower grades and a premium of around eight cents a bushel for Grade 1. Practices wmch tend to encourage cleaner soybeans will probably help all segments of the industry in the long run. Rngsdale notes. TOP FFA LAD — Joseph Musick. son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Rounsavall of Joiner, is one of the county's top Future Farmers of America. Last year, he had 29 acres of cotton and 35 acres of soybeans and netted some $2,000. As of now, this young farmer has a net worth of $4,400 and owns interest in three tractors and equipment and owns another tractor outright. He's been FFA chapter president for three years. ise good yields. The recent rains will benefit late soybeans, particularly over the southern half of the State. Harvest of FEED CROPS continues with very good yields reported for early CORN. SOR- j GHUMS also have done well this I season; good yields of SILAGE are being obtained and the GRAIN crop also promises a fine outturn. A considerable amount has been combined but the bulk of the crop is still in the field. HAY crops have been good and the winter feed situation Is very favorable. Seeding of SMALL GRAINS continues, with a fine supply of soil moisture. Earlier seedings are up and growing well. Prospects are bright for winter grazing. Digging of SWEET POTATOES is well along in some localities with good yields being obtained. PECANS have a good set of nuts which are sizing well. STRAWBERRY beds are responding to the favorable weather and ample supply ormois- j lure, giving promise fo good pick- j ing beds next spring. LIVESTOCK are In excellent con- •dition. Marketings are about nor- Here's Real Cock and Bull Story MOBILE. Ala. Lfi — Mobile had a cock-and-bull story yesterday. It all began when the city commissioners said Wednesday that all roosters inside the city limits must go. Too much early morning noise. • The action had hardly been taken when police headquarters heard a caller say: "You better make like a matador." Eight young bulls had knocked 'down a gate and gone AWOL from the Haas-Davis Packing Co. Patrolman J. M. Shepherd sen one back to the packing plant ready for processing. He killed him with two rifle shots. A second one disappeared in — of all places — the Bulls Heac community. Another stalked Wednesday nigh 1 into the yard of McGill Institute, r Catholic high school more than four miles from the packing company, and was lassoed and bull dogged by six tenderfoot flatfoots. Officers took to the range toda\ armed with shootin' irons and rope. Barnyara sources said the roosters were rooting for Uie bulls. f. LJ J COW fTO/lO mal for this time of year. Additional COTTON PICKERS are needed in the major cotton counties, although harvest has made favorable progresss following a late start. { CITRA, Fla. Wh-When John Ha| gan says "I'm an old cow hand" he really means it. He's 82 and still rides the range every day. Hagan's 2,000-acre ranch is normally much under water but there is plenty of space to ride. Read Courier News Classified Ads Indivlduals-Groups-Farm Bureau Blue Cross - Blue Shield Cal) representative WAYLIN CHESSER P.O Box 307 Blytheville, Ark Phone POplar 3-3106 PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries The Finest in BEEF, VEAL, LAMB, PORK Genuine Hickory Smoked Country Ham Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In Wt Deliver Come In 1044 Chick Get the Proven Me Cormick flickers Proven In Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri Fields By Farmers Whom You All Know. 1. Gires You A Better Sample 2. Picks A Cleaner Row 3. More Dependable Service NEW IH BROACHED SPINDLES .naintain efficiency longer for wrap-free picking and cleaner doffing—even in hard- to-pick varieties and unfavorable conditions. You reduce down time, slash maintenance expenses to exit your per-acre har- veet costs to a new low. NEW FLUSH-TYP! OILING insures positive, once- a-day lubrication that mnkea sure each spindle bushing is impregnated with oil to increase spindle life, extend picker efficiency. New system also saves oil ... uses only a fraction of what drip-oilers require. 1. We havt n McCormkk Picker that will mount on any Far mo II Tractor from the small Super C and 200 to the large Formal! 400, M, and M-TA. 2. Good used tractors, reasonably priced, on which we can mou|it these pickers. 3. A few food used McCormick Pickers for sale. SEE ALL OF THESE AT Delta Implements, Inc. 312 S. Second 'Service Holds Our Trade' Ph. 3-6863 $$$$$$$$$ 1. How will you market your big crop of Soybeans this fall? 2. Will you receive the support price of $2.04 or the low market price at harvest time? 3. Will your local elevators be able to handle this big crop? 4. Will you have beans to sell and no one to sell them to because your elevators will be snowed under? 5. Will you be able to store Soybeans on your farm and get the full support price? 6. Have you enough government approved storage to take care of your crop? 7. Did you know you can finance on the farm storage through your local Government A.S.C. Office?—20% down and 4 yean to pay the balance. THE MARTIN STEEL GRAIN BIN IS THE AN. SWER TO YOUR SOYBEAN STORAGE PROBLEMS. STORE YOUR SOYBEANS IN GOVERNMENT APPROVED STORAGE WHEN THE CASH MARKET IS LOW, AND GET THE SUPPORT PRICE OF $2.04. THEN SELL LATER WHEN YOUR MARKET GOES UP AND POCKET THE DIFFERENCE. Call On Us for Prices Blytheville Soybean Corp. Senath, Mo. Leachville, Ark. Hornersville, Mo. Blytheville, Ark. WE ARE DISTRIBUTORS FOR MARTIN GRAIN BINS AND STEEL BUILDINGS. 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