The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 26, 1948 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 26, 1948
Page 10
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BLYTHEVTLLK (ARK.)' COURIER.,-NEWS FRIDAT, MARCH 2fi, l!>48 '• NEWS-FEAJljRES Suffzeaton* For Better Farming Featured For Thia Section's Pro •ffregsivc Farmer*. FOR WANT OF A GAS CAP T«« it WM only a miseinjr jra* cap. Nothing Important. B»t »om« dirt got into the gas lint. The tractor stalled and a whole day was last before the line wag cleared. To« can avoid such costly delays if you keep an emergency supply of p;ir(s on hand. An extra fan belt, spark plug or spool of wire may turn out to b« worth dozens o€ times what it cost in work saved. . SEC US NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN TOWN FOR GENUINE I-H PARTS INTERNATIONAL ' HARVESTER 3/2 SOUTH2*.°Sr PHQN£863 •Wf W*V« SO MANY OTHER THINGS CM OUR SOCKET WE HAD TO &«ING THIS IN Hint/- .. pr«vM« ADIOMArf WlftFM*. ARK-MO POWER COMPANY 77 Mississippi County Soybean Growers Produce Seed Eligible For Plant Board Certification Mississippi County in now Hie largest producer of certified soybean seed in Arkansas'* according to County Agent Keilh Bilbrey. * —:—• 1 "In I94fi there »'er«, only two certified county,' xeed producer* In the Mr. Bilbrey itateri, "but last year n firmer*; grew and certified thousand* of bushel* o< seeds." Thaw 17 farmm «T*W am) rtr- llflfd nix different varieties, Mr. Bllbrry wild. They were Olden, . Ralsoy, .Uncoln, .Dortchsoy ,2,. Rurdtriie 19 and l>ortch'« Improved Ofdrn. Mr. Bilbrey attributed the big increase in certified soybean production largely to the County Soybean Planning committee. "Under the leadership of President George Hale, a flurdette plant breeder, the committee thought that since Mississippi County was the largest soybean growing county In the • South, Its farmers should capture | a large share of the Soutb's cer- j llfled seed market," he said. J. M. Stevens of Dell and the Bmdetle plantation are the liu'Kest Individual producers Ui the county growing three different varieties. The fiurdetlt Plantation grew and certified the Burdetl* ID, which was developed Ihcre, Ralsoy anri Ogden varieties and Mr. Stevens produced the Dortchsoy 2, Uucoln and ORden varieties. Other producers are Goddard Farms, l^eachvllle, Dortchsoy 2 nnd Dortch's Improved Ogdens: R. A. oreenway and B. L- Austin, Dell, Ogtien and. Dortchsoy 2; Mngers and Gill Farms, Dell. Dorlchsoy 2 and Ofiden; Leo J. Schrelck, Osceola. Dortchsoy 2; C. L. Wyltc, Bly- Lhevllle, Dortchsoy 2 and Dortch's Improved .Ogdens; and Hale Seed Farms, Burrtette, Dortch's Improved ogden and Ogden. *• Ktmnj-Hoaria "44-6." tt 'took modern •fan feat dean *te«cuialioed rtyle and husky, rugged cMon. And who* powot! Indiridvai cylinder porting q rj'4**" area iwel distribution . . . more "go" from e«*» o< 90* ... a constant, Tigorotw surge o< power •••• ftuottgh every 3-piow job on your farm. Tough ff •• a*eo"l any to tne "44-6." The* new Si peed rranamk er«ry practical working speed—for Scary plowing, •d dweing, planting, c»*ti- •ta . . .and a»afe, fart mod •cftoc • coon' and "Farm Clean-Up" Week Observed March 29-April 4 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Mar. It.— America's annual "Farm Clean-up Weather Delays Missco Farmers Tractor Power to Help Speed Plowing Delayed by Rains Mississippi County farmer* are /ully two weeks behind In preparing their land for 1948 crops, according to County Agent Keith Bilbrey. N "Exce&slvt rain and cold weather during the past few weeks rmve thrown county farmers far he- Oleo Tax Repeal Advocates Plan To Force Action WASHINGTON.. March 26. (UP) —Rep. I*. Mendel Rivers, D., S. C. predicted today that the oleomargarine tax repeal fign,L will be forced Lo the House floor for n final decision. Rivers, R leader in the repeal bloc, Kft I d 118 house m embers Rl -. ready have signed a petition to pry the legislation away from the House Agriculture Committee*. The com- tnlttee shelved It last week. Under House rule*, tha legislation automatically must be^ brought to the HoiLse floor for a. vote If the petition gets 218 signatures or & mnjority of the membership of the, "The way we'r* rolling now, "I don't see how we possibly can fail," River* said. He saici he U confident that If the petition gets "anyways near" 218 signatures, the Agriculture Committee will report on a compromise bill rather than' risk having the tax repealed completely. Advocates of'the oleo tux claim the 10-cents-a-pound, levy on colored margarine and: the quarter cent tax on the white variety Is necessary to protect the public, Congressman who want I he tax repealed claim it in a punitive levy lo protect the dairy interests, Week," designed to reduce livestock and poultry losses caused by disease, parasite* and Injury, was set today ]or the week ol March By Joining In this clean-up drive farmers call add to their livestock | proflls and reduce the needless loss of meat and waste of feed, the American Foundation for Animal Health sale), In announcing plans for the week. Several "common sense" clean-up measures were urged: Clean and disinfect buildings and pens, partlculnrly those where young animals and birds Are to be born, or housed- , Clean up barnyards mid lota. Old piles of refuse anrt manure are often heavily infested with parasites. . J Get rid of old ftlrawslacks; plow under , or scatter ths straw. Old slacks harbor parasite* aud germs. Drain or fence-off low spots In barn lots. Stagnant pools and mud are. breeding places for parasites and Insects. Pick lip nails, glass or other sharji objects which might cause cuts, pr' be swallowed by livestock. Check for protmrtlng nulls, broken stalls, or other defects wnich could Injure stock. Wounds arc more than Injuries; they are. openings for Infection. \ Move young animals to fresh, clean ground as early as possible. As further protection against disease, have pigs vaccinated against cholera, and against erysipelas where permitted by state officials and Indicated by the veterinarian. Individual tanners as well as livestock and farm organizations throughout the country are being invited lo co-operate in helping m«k«ithe week a success, the Foundation said. In many communities, it is being suggested as a neighborhood project. ' Food Production Opportunities Are Missed by Many Farmers The Kiont need i" Arknnsns for , lies of North Mississippi Couiny he production RIHI use of more food at home is clearly indicated by the last census report, according to Gertrude Bond, county home demonstration agent. Census figures show that 32.3 }er cent of the state's farms rc])ori- ed no hogs butchered, 23.5 per cent no cows rnilKctl, 11.3 per cent no vegetables grown and 12.8 per cent no chickens and cegs produced, she saW. "During these days of high food costs, both rural and urban fnmi- Negroes in El Dorado Seek School Improvement EL' DORADO, Ark.. Mnrch 25. (UP)—Negroes In EJ Dorado todny took up the right for better educational facilities for their children. Representatives of seven El Dorado Negro groups have .signed a resolution asking the En Dorado School Board, for improved school iacLlities for Negroes. The resolution described the "deplorable conditions" of Negru facilities, including "dilapidated" buildings • and lack of classroom space. ,* hind In their land preparation," Mr- Bilbrey slated yesterday, "and if this Inclement weather continues,' it will offer a major threat to the 1948 crops." "In normal years, every acre In the county should, by this time, be partially prepared, he said, "either plowed, disced or bedded, but there has been very little farming orj lions in the county since before Christmas." However Mr. Bilbrey pointed oul that Ihe situation could not be declared critical unless the rain and cool weather continues for another M days. "Wilh the large number of Iraclors anil farm machines on the farms today, the average farmer can now prepare his land for planting In one-fourth the time that it used to require,'- he said. Tractors t</Sperd Work "With a few consecutive warm, sunny days," he said, "farmers could go to work in their fields, and with 15 days of could j' put their land In fine shape." I, Mr. Biluvey staled that it was 11 too early to determine what effect, i J if any, the prolonged, ralnly spell ji of the past two weeks would have on the 1848 crops but indicated that if the bad weather continues, it could have a damaging effect. Legumes generally made unsatisfactory growth during the past Winter due to loo much water and too little sunshine since the first of the year. 1947 Cotton Grades Best Since 1939 Cotton Men Report WASHINGTON, Mar. 26. (UP1- The Agriculture Department says the highest grade cotton since 1939 was produced in IS47. ' It said, however, that the staple length averaged shorter than the 1946 crop. The department attributed the high quality to generally favorable harvesting weather throughout most of the cotton belt last year. Tlie grade Index was estimated at 96.9. compared with 94.6 for the 1946 crop. Middling while equals 100. The department said the grade was higher in all major producing states except North and South Carolina, where unfavorable weather and competition of other crops delayed harvesting. The greatest Improvement in grade occurred in the Mississippi Valley area and In Texas, Oklahoma and California. Hatcheries Place Many Chicks in Ozarks Area LITTLE HOCK. Mar. 26. <UP1 — Arkansas hatcheries and defers placed 423,000 broiler chicks with producers in the Northwest area during the week ended March 20, according to Ihe USDA crop reporting service and the University of Arkansas Bureau of Flcscarch. "This is an increase of 10 percent over the preceding week," the service reported. * should plan carefully for production of an adequate home food supply" Miss Bond stated. "This will reduce the grocery bill and will help protect the health of the family." She pointed OIK, that several hundred dollars can tx added annually to the Income of families that produce, preserve, and store food for home us*. "And too. by doing so, you are helping: so!v« world food »hort«ge," ihe added. Planning, producing, conserving and utilizing the f»mUy food supply, cutting down on food waste* and using foods in season and (ood» which are plentiful will help feed the hungry people abroad, she explained, as well as aiding in the fight against higher prices. Wilh on* treatment SKRACH - KO-UOK We. II. SI W Prtvutl ITCH « dwtroy lie* wilhPtutt» H-SSOAP JSc. At Drug Store-* th» I IK Slulu |j1»fiil<Mk«. FtortAM. Al»t»m«. THE RIGHT DISH FOR A TAINT STARVED HOUSE"! Arkansas Mother-of-Year LITTLE ROCK, Ai'k., March. (UP)—The mother of five sons and two. daughters lias been chosen as. Arkansas' mother ot the year and will represent the stale in national THE U/OMFNS' STYLTJT11 CHANGE BUT THEIR ^ DESIGNS REMAIN TH'SMfc! 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