The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 28, 1950
Page 10
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PAOB BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULT 88,1990 Rain Hampering War on Insects In Most of State But Cotton, Other Crops Made Good Progress Last Week Crops in mo~l parts of the state made excellent progress during thP past Keek as beneficial rains fell in aveas where most ne^do.l, according to the Stale and Federal Crop Reporting-Service. However, Ihe Service reportctl, the frequent showers dimns MIR week'hampered farm work. haying and insect control in mast urea-s. Cotton Is growing rapidly and is fruiting well, the .^en'Jce said in its wcekiy report on crops. Plnnt.s are blooming and in Ihe cistern an-J southern areas half-grown bolls nave, been found in early punl^l fields. In fields'where poisons have been applied, insect damage Ls not severe; however, .showers hrtvc hindered control mpa.suro> and in a number of areas boll weevils are a serious problem Corn Prospects CJticiil Corn prospects are the best in n number of years. Most of the e?rly crop is "made" with recent ruins R.<v?uring Rood yields. The late crop Ls growing rapidly and is in good condition. InsecLs have been'report- ed in .some fields but damage hns not been general. Grain sorghums and heavy crops, stimulated by the showers, arc: looking very much .better, the Service's report said. Wet weather has delayed threshing of small grrutft in Mime sections and may cause .some losses from sprouting in the shock unless clear weather returns soon. The .soybean crop continues very promising and rice is making normal progress. The elberta peach harevst has begun find will get underway in volume next week. Size and quality arc reported good in all the main areas. RAISING CAIN'S SPIRITS—When Wentz Cain of Ljons, Kan., became sick and unable to plow his farm, 12 of his neighbors hooked their tractors to plow;; and did the job for him. They made short work—and a pretty aerial picture—of plowing Cain's acres lor next year'* crops. Insulated Humes Clriuier When the walls of a house arc Insulated, less cleaning of walls nnd ceilings Is required, according to experts. The reason is that dust and dirt are not atlractcd so much to w a rm Mir fa ces as they are to oold surfaces. Trees Need Watering Too On 'Dog Days 7 Like other pete, trcc.s ncod more attention and care during "the "dof- days". Unfonitnateiy. mo.sL home owner.:; water Iheir trees only as an afterthought to thorough sprinkling of the lawns. At this time, seeing that trees slake their thirst i.s a .special Job in itself, advises W. R. Williams, official of trie Davcy Tree Expert Co. Oddly enough, meeting the, \vnter requirements of trees helps fulfil the water demands ol the lawn. Roots of well-watered trees will "not (end to tome to the .surface to compete with the lawn for moLstniF*. During hot. dry weather, if the wnter supply is available, (.he entire root nrca of each tree should be sa t urated f rom two to three hours once each week. The writer- ing should cover the equivalent of Ihe branch spread. Sprinkling should he in the form of a spray to simulate as closely a,i possible n a til ra 1 r n i n f a 11. For best res ti! Is and to prevent, surface run-off, use n "soil soaker" which is a homelike contrivance from which water aceps solwly into the .soil. Watering evergreens now i.s also important since it helps them build up a reservoir for winter. At the same time, it is a good idea to wa-sh needles and leaves with a r.lrong spray. This serves a double I purpose, ft heljjs them absorb moisture from the air Hiid washes off .sticking insects, such as the tiny red spider. Foliage watering gives evergreens a healthier .lusher look, too. Now'.s the time to make .sure trees fort t«*<> da< *% FORD TRACTOR HAS THE PROOF-METER PROOF Before Your Eyes, A/ways.' rroof that your Ford Tractor gives you the performance you paid for. The new Proof-Meter offers just that! No other tractor manufacturer has ever given yon Anything like it. Guesswork /S Gone/ Always before you've had to guess. You've h:id to guess before yon bought, and you've had to keep on guessing from there on. But not any more—not with the Ford Tnictor. PROOF not Promises.' That's what the Focd Tractor offers you., undeniable proof before your own eyes. Not just promises. Here is the net*' way 10 buy a tractor and the only way that makes It possible for you to reali/.e the fullest obtainable profit from your investment. Standard on Every New Ford Tractor There's a lot more to left you about the Proof-Meter —we've only bit the "high-spots" here! You owe it to yourself to SILK the complete story. Right now we are ready to give you a tractor demonstration vnJike anything you ever saw before. 5 INSTRUMENTS IN 1 ... Right on Tractor Dashboard I Shows Engfne RPM. Lets ymi pick speeds for best pulling, greatest economy- Shows Tractor Spcerf. Kn.iblcs you to hit nnd hold right travel speed for mowing, spraying, etc. Shows PTO Speed. Now you can keep PTO speeds right i?n the button for corn pickers, mo wen, etc. Showj Be/I Put fey Speed. No "speed coiimer" needed. Proof- Meter tells you where you ^« throttle for sawing, grinding, etc. Shows Hours Wcrkerf. Invaluable for records. Now yow can know the Fofd Tractor "works more hours—saves rtu>r« hours." Russell Phillips Tractor Co. South Hiway 61 ALLEN HARDIN, Mgr. BlythevilU BUY OH PROOF Russell Phillips Tractor Co. Leachville. ........... J. A. DAVIS, Mgr. won't fall victim to drought, least, not If it can be helped. SALT DAMAGES CONCKKTE Excessive use of salt to melt ice on sidewalks will damage the concrete and leather shoes. Calcium chloride mixed half and rmlf •Aith sand and spread sparingly Ls recommended Instead of salt. Stole Accepts Two Important 4-H Programs Two highly Important national 4-H awards programs—meat animal, and soil and water conservation—have been accepted for the current year by the Arkansas club office. This will be Ihe 21st consecutive year that Thos. E, Wilson, meat packei and chairman of the National Committee on Boys and Girls Club Work, has provided incentives to help encourage 4-H boys and fjirLs in live-stock club work. Awards in the meat animal activity Include gold-filled medals, gold watches, Chicago 4-H Club Congress trips and $300 college scholarships, on county, state, sectional and national levels, respectively. The Soil nnd Water Conservation program Ls now sst up for two age group.?—one for boys and girls 15 to 21 years old, and the other for those 10 to 14, inclusive. The older ?roup Ls required to complete a more comprehensive program. Meilats for county winners, and gold watches and $25 Savings Bond for State champions are provided by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Sectional win tiers get Chicago club congress trip. 1 ). National awards are $3CO college scholarships. This revised program is the resuH of combined planning by representatives of the Cooperative Extension Service, Soil Conservation Service, Firestone and the. National Committee. Pat Gibbs, of Fort Smith, was Inst year's Stale champion in the meat animal program. WiHmm Runsick. of Tiickcniian won national and State honors in soil Conservation. The rolcano Mauna I.oa remains I activity that formed the Hawaiian! Boa constrictors and pythons *r* :• as an escape vent lor the volcanic I Islands. 'not poisonous. ' The word turMe was applied to doves long before H was to reptiles. EVERYWHERE QUALITY FARM ^ EQUIPMENT. Wherever 1 modern farming is practiced, you will find quality John Deere Equipment . . . anil enthusiastic John Deere boosters. These farmers, as iheir fathers before them, have found that the leaping deer trademark is :he label of farming equipment correctly designed ... properly built... to give them the maximum s-r-ire over [he longest period of time at the lowest possible cost. With today's modern power equipment doing increasingly more of farming's muscle work, quality of farm equipment—both in design and construction—has assumed i new and even greater importance. That's why it. pays to look for the John Deere trademark on' the farm equipment you buy. Missco Implement Co. South Highway 61 Blytheville DON'T GET WAR SCARED! There's no need for you to pay black market prices when you can buy any of the equipment listed below at our regular list prices. And more new merchandise is coming. Today, as every day, you'll find it pays to trade with Paul Byrum Implement Co. . . . where the selling price is the regular price. •CHECK THIS LIST Hew Willys Jeep New Willys Jeepster New Willys Station Wagon New Willys Pickup New Tires New Allis-Chalmers and "New Idea" Mowers, Balers and Rakes New Idea" Corn Snap- New pers New Allis-Chalmers Power Units New Allis-Chalmers Tractors, models "W. D.", "B" & "C" Used Tractors and Corn Pickers at bargain prices YES, BEFORE YOU BUY-COME IN AND SEE Paul Byrum Implement Co. 122 East Main Street Blyth«vill«, Arkansas Telephone 4404

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