The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 14, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 14, 1955
Page 11
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HWDAT, OCTOBER M, BM im HIM 0HW OOWWBR MSTfB FAOBBLBrVN REVIEW -•> FORECAST - >&3P "i^s 'ja^ef^s^r-- On Missco Farms MutBBK, Soybeaw, Wliat Happened? I even hate to talk about them, since they average so sorry in this area. J, N. Smothermon, Chairman of the Farm Bureau Soybean Committee summed it up this way: "It sure is discouraging to drive a four row self-propelled combine down through an ORtlcn soybean field and hear the soybeans hit the tank, plunk-plunk, plunk - plunk- plunk." Dorman Dortchsoy 67 and beans of similar maturity date are fair to good. They seem to be yielding from :M to 30 bushels per acre. .What about the Lee soybeans? Are they any beter than Ogden this year? If you want to see some Lee soybeans or find out how much they produced, visit with one of the following farmers that have certified Lee's this year. They are Glenn Cook and John, Stevens, Dell; C. W. Garrigan, Half Moon; J. T. Stalcup and R. D. Hughes, Blytheville; Charles Rose and M. J. Osborne, Roscland; Bryce Grant, Lost Cane; Alex Curtis, Manila; J. O. Edwards and Early Wildy, Leachville.' The Farm Bureau committee had a lot to say the other night about your lack of respect for buying and using certified soybeans. Are you aware of how much you may lose in a year by planting field run seed or buying planting seed without really knowing their origin or purity? Cotton Seed Purity The Experiment Station in Tennessee did some very interesting research on the value of planting pure n SMOOTH FIELDS ' FILL POT HOLES Hi Btttn Surface Duinaje Hid Sprm; AH Purpose Tillage Tool and LAND SMOOTHER Mafc.0 plant now to tmoolh fields, fill pot holei, improve lurfoes draioogo ' h '» fall when preparing alfalfa or wheoi Evmmonimoolhed field) free of poeteli, deed iunowj and bark furrows grcotly increaie crop yields. Reduce labor and wclsr coin on irrigated land. Wilh a complete TILLAGE TOOL, which breoki v/ell 'patktd ieedbed which hold< moii- lure, makes planting uniform, cultivating tatior and harvesting fajlei.- oil H Six a II models f ,for AUTOMATIC SOIL SMOOTHING DIRT MOVI NG SEEDBED PHEPASA- 11ON1 i] DELTA Implements, Inc. Service Holds Our Trade Ph. 3-6863 312 S. 2nd cotton seed. Their study showed Mutt DeMt- pine cotton grown from seed one year away from the breeder decreased 3!-i percent in gin turn out, and amounted to »2.TO P«r *cr«. • A decrease of 5.8 percent or »6.29 per acre was recorded from second year seed. The yield from seed three years from the breeder dropped 11.4 percent and amounted to $11.34 per acre loss. This data was secured from . 14B farmers in Gibson County, We8C Tennessee, 1953. Bangs Vaccination Mr. Henson, the federal bangi vaccinator, will be in North Mississippi County beginning Monday, Oct. 17. If you have heifer calves between 4 and 8 months of age that you expect to keep for breeding stock, and want vaccinated, call our office and let us know the number you have. Success Story Everything I see on the Clear Lake farms this fall looks like a success story. Jim White the manager has several hundred acres of vetch six inches high in both cotton and soy beans. He used wheel shields on the tractor and drilled the vetch with a four row John Blue fertilizer distributor. The seed spouts and other machinery that went to the ground were wrapped with old burlap bagging. The cotton and soybeans crops were not damaged at all. He planted Tracy Sargo for silage, his first experience, and now has a silo full of good feed for the hereford cattle. His hog program is a sight to see He has established a fine pasture on gumbo soil, he feeds a balanced ration, uses farrowing crates successfully, and has a concrete wallow which has proven profitable in a hog feeding program. He has improved the drainage remarkably with a large number of W-type drainage ditches, constructed with a road patrol. He used 100 pounds of available nitrogn per acre under aU cotton and has a failure on his hands. His "failure" is involved in harvest. They have made so much cotton they will never get it. all picked It is the best cotton crop I have seen on Clear Lake farms in my 12 years here. P.S.: The soils testing people said he has so much phosphorus and potash in his soil that he could sack it and sell it for fertilizer. First Caterpillar Still Has Chute AKRON, Ohio UP)— White-haired Henry Waeker every year takes ou a tattered bundle of yellow cloth and gives an airing to a famous oli parachute. It's the chute in which Waeker jumped for his life from a burning blimp in July, 1919, am thus became Caterpillar No. 1— firs of the club of fliers who have para chuted to safety from disabled air craft. Waeker, an aviation mechanic to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co \vas aboard the firm's blimp "Wing foot Express" over Chicago when i burst into flames. He was the fire to jump with his crude, British made shute, and pilot Jack Boettne followed. It was the only leap for Wacke now retired. "I give the parachut an airing out of gratitude ever year," he says, "It's half scorchei from the flames that enveloped th 1 bag that day." Two Way Commuting I SANTA TE, N. M. I* — William Cooper, New Mexico State Parol Director, lias his office in Santi Fe. His wife works in Albuquerque They moved to Bernaiillo, N. M. — 17 miles from Albuquerque and 4 miles (rom Santa Pe. Both com mute. Weather And Crop Bulletin Compiled by cooperative effort* ; of USDA, Extension Service, IK- \ part men t of Commerce and Uni- j venUy of Arkanmc Collrfe of Agriculture.) The mean temperature for the past week, as determined from the reports of 21 stations was 67 degrees, which is 2 degrees above normal. Weekly means ranged "rom 64 degrees at Fayettevitle, Pippin, Gilbert, and Mountain Home, to 70 degrees at El Dorado, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart, and Texarkana. The highest temperature reported during the week was 92 degrees at Pine Bluff on the 6th; the lowest, 38 degrees at Plippin on the 9th and at Fayetteville on the 10th. The average rainfall for 29 stations was 0.86 inch. Weekly totals ranged :rom 0.10 inch at Arkansas City to 2,06 inches at Walnut Ridge. All sections of-' the State had some rain. Rains during the first half of the week again interrupted the. harvesting of cotton, rice, soybeans, and feed grains and the seeding of winter grains. However, beautiful weather set in later in the week and all kinds of field work should go forward at a rapid rate. COTTON picking was slowed by rain but is now in full swing since the weather cleared. More than half of the crop has been harvested in a number of counties. Much cotton is open and bolls continue to open rapidly in some fields. The rains have lowered the grade of staple somewhat. Good yields are reported everywhere — better than expected In most instances. RICE harvest is past the half way mark, although slowed by rains. The out-turn continues very good in all counties. Craighead County reports that wind has caused much damage to the crop and Arkansas County reports that somer ice is down but that there will be little loss of grain, ! SOYBEAN harvest continues as weather permits. Gootf yields are reported from South Arkansas but many fields in the heavy northeast producing area will not yield well because of earlier dry, weather. Mississippi County reports some good fields of Dorman beans but that Ogdens are very poor and rapidly approaching maturity. The rains came too late to be of much help to soybeans. The HAY harvest Is complete in many counties and most farmers have an abundant supply. CORN and SORGHUMS are being harvested, although cotton, rice, and soybeans have priority over these crops. Some excellent corn yields have been reported and sorghums are also yielding well. Early seeded SMALL GRAIN'S are up to good stands and making excellent growth. The entire acreage should be seeded before long as soil conditions are ideal for seeding. A good SWEET POTATO crop is being dug and harvest is nearing completion in some areas of South Arkansas. STRAWBERRY beds are making excellent progress since the rains and most beds are in very good condition for this time of the year. PASTURES have been revived and are furnishing adequate grazing. CATTLE continue to do very- well. A shortage of COTTON' PICKERS exsists in a number of counties, particularly the main producing ones. This Business of Farming IV H. M. CARTER County Agent An You A Good Bosif Labor efficiency is important in securing increased farm returns. Good personal labor management s one of the more important means of improving farm labor efficiency. Inability to develop and hold contented, loyal, and efficient farm abor may result in failure or par- .ial failure of an excellently planned production program. How do you rate in labor management? Test yourself by the following questions. They are based in time-tested facts used by successful farm employers. 1. Do you employ better than average men and pay higher than average wages? 2. Do you adopt a method of pay which gives an incentive for more \vork being completed properly and on time — such as a small bonus per unit of production? 3. Do you pay "mental wages" by giving praise when due? 4. Do you impress each employee ..ith the importance of his job and with the fact that he has a vital part in the proper operation of the farm _ even when giving the most simple assignment? 5. Are you a good instructor? Do you teach your workers by telling, plus try-out performance, plus follow-up; or do you expect an employee to do a job after being told or shown only once? 6. Do you insure your own business by developing the men under yoo, encouraging improvement of their abilities? 7. Are you cheerful and good-natured with your farm labor? Or, do you take yourself too seriously. appearing "high-hat"? Or, do you have a tendency to ridicule or show sarcasm? 8. Do you seek the middle ground in dealing with your workers, trying to avoid being either too lenient or too severe? If you are too lenient, your workers may display a lax attitude, impose on your good disposition, or show a lack of respect for you, your reprimands,, or your praise. If too stern, they may avoid you, appear sullen or stubborn and show opposition to your work goals. 9. Are you sympathetic in listening to grievances? Or, do you ignore an employee's complaint or handle it with snap judgement? 10. Do you offer help and counsel to an employee occupied with a p»r*ooal problem, or are you "too bttQV" bo be troubled? .11. Are your reprimands always constructive, and made only when worthwhile? Or do you often act in anger, bawling out the employee wh«n t*ie situation may call for training rather than a. reprimand? 12. Do you always begin a reprimand with a question so as to give the employee a chance to tell his story first? Or, do you "wade-in" without finding out what may be wrong? 13. Are you consistent with your discipline? Or, do you let a worker get away with something today and then "jump down his throat" for the same thing tomorrow? 14. Do you give all employees the same opportunities and discipline and make a conscientious effort to understand and like those who get on your nerves? Or do you play favorites and have "friends" among your workers? 15. Do you compare the work of an employee with a standard of performance, rather than with that of another employee — Who of course has his faults, too? 16. Are you careful to criticize methods, rather than intentions? Practically everybody has good intentions, and criticizing them implies disloyalty. IV. Do you avoid reprimanding a man in the presence of others (except in the case of an open violation of an important rule where you must show others that such action will not be tolerated)? 18. DO you adjust the severity of your reprimands to the individual? Or do you handle both the sensitive and thick-skinned alike? No two persons are alike, nor can they be handled the same Way. 19. Do you make it a point to commend an employee on something in the next few days after a reprimand? 20. Do you avoid discipline by force or threats? Do you "lead" rather than "drive" m«o? 21. Do you always tell employee* in advance of changes that may affect them, and tell why, if pps- sible, so that they will more readily accept the change? 22. Do you have the right attitude yourself? Do you have a sincere desire to be a good boss, or do you tend to think in terms of "firing" when confronted with on employee problem? There are 385 steps from the architect's office in the Capitol at Washington, D.C. to the top of the dome. For All That's Good in Insurance Fire, Extended Coverage, Automobile, Firt, TlwH and and »rety bonds for jour employees. FOR Sound Insurance protection and dependable vitfd to call at o«r office. ?<M M* ta- W. M. BURNS AGENCY 219 W. 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