The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1956 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 3, 1956
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FRIDAY, FEBRAURAY 3, 1996 BLYTHETILLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS PACK THREE RE1/IEW -° FORECAST This Business of Farming By H. H. CARTER Associate County How much did, your farm business pay you for your labor and management in 1955? Pay checks of persons on salaries leave little doubt about how much he gets for his time and efforts, but this is not true in the business of farming. The amount of money a farm family spends each year is not always a reflection of farm profits that year. Cash spent rnay__be_comz. tng from a decreitstrig^Tnveritory value. On the other hand, profits may be going back into the farm Inventory — machinery replacements, etc. — resulting in less cash for family living. Neither is farm income figured by the cash method of income tax reporting always a true measure of farm profits for that year. To figure true farm income, changes in inventory (value of farm assets and liabilities) must be considered as well as cash expenses and cash receipts. Checkbook stubs are not very complete or adeqaute for summarizing and analyzing today's highly <iommerciBl farm business. A system of farm records which i* best for the majority of farmers consists of (1) the farm inven-i tory, (2) the farm cash account, and (3) certain production records, i A simpler system will not provide j the facts necessary for a worth- j while analysis of the business. I Complex systems involving cost accounting are too difficult and t Lime consuming for most fermere ' to keep, analyze, and use. Most farmers today keep some kind of record of cash expenses and receipts, but relatively few in ventory their farm property and debts each year. However, farmers who have noi been taking an annual inventory will find it the most valuable single record a farmer can keep. Thp form invpnf/try ic what is owned and what U owed. It includes a list of "all property and debts at a given time, together with the value of each item. From such an Inventory, the net worth (difference between what owned and what is owed) can be determined. Used with a second inventory taken a year later, the gain or loss for the year can be determined and used in connection with the farm cash account book, the necessary figures are provided to give a financial picture of the entire farm business and an analysis of its strong and weak points. An annual inventory will: (1) Show tbe net worth above all debts; (2) Show whether or not a per son is getting ahead financially, and how much; (3) Make a good basis for preparing a credit statement; (4) Help to put the farm on a business basis and (5) Provide a valuable list of all property for use in c^se of fire, in settling estates, or for other pur- Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 7% of 1955 crop - - - For better yield and less replanting, dclint and treat your seed now. CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 Small Worm Said Strawberry Trouble-Maker FAYETTEVILLE — A microscopic recovered from rooU of declining eel-like worm, the meadow nema- j strawberry plants. Further work tode, is now considered to be one! revealed an association of this nem- of the chief enemies of the strawberry grower because of its relationship with the dreaded disease black root. Work at the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station has shown ; between the atode with black root in the areas checked. The study revealed a correlation of neniatode srouth and seasonal development. Early in the season there was relatively low neniatode definite relationship j population, in April and May, the nematode and black j population increased rapidl;.. Durini Is root. The research on black root j subsequent months, ihe numbers has been conducted by R. D. Rigg?.. j Dr. D. A. Slack and Dr. J. P. Ful- | con of the plant pathology staff at • the Experiment Station. • Black root is associated with the decline and death'of plants in mid-i tfith Frnio-gc:! 1 .ight conditions, it has been a major factor in the reduction oi strawberry acreage during the past five years. In 1954, meadow nemaiode was REISER FFA HEADS — F. F. A. officers elected at Keiser High School are (left to right) Royce Smith, president; Car] Spain, student ad- visor; Bert McMinn. vice president.; Charles Perry, secretary; Irvin Ashley, sentinel; David Whitehead, treasurer. Phone For Free Estimate! R. C. FARR & SONS Owners Phone 3-4662 — 400 Railroad — Phone 3-4567 poses. The best time to take an inventory is at the beginning of the calendar year, or some season when crops and supplies on hand are low. January 1 is most commonly used. , An inventory can be taken now and written down the way it was or. Jan. 1. The inventory should be taken at the same time each year. The farm cash account (with the annual inventory and production records) will: (H show the returns rom the farm business whole; (2 > give an indication of relPtive net returns from the dif- 'ercnt. enterprises (when receipts and expenses are classified accord- ng to reasonable divisions); l3> provide facts to help the farmer mprove his income by locating the strong and weak -points in his arm business; (4) provide information useful Ir preparing a de- ailed budget or farm plan for the Doming year; and (5) provide the lecessary information for Income ax reporting and for making father-son or other farm business agreements. Now is a good time to set up a farm record system for 1956. We have in the county agent's office a limtied supply of farm inventory books (for 5 years) and farm cash account books available to farmers! Something to Think About Bj GERTRUDE B HO LIMA* Ounty &••« DeKioMtr»ti«n Aeeat clothing market. Tomato French Dressing il quart) I 1 can tlO's 02.) Condensed Cream j of Tomato 'Soup j 1 cup white vinegar j U cup water j 1 tsp. salt l ? tsp. paprika 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce '2 tsp. pepper 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp. minced onion 1 tsp. prepared mustard l!i: cups salad oil Place ingredients in 1'i quart Workshop The following leaders attended a leader training meeting at Jonesboro today: Mrs, Mary Hltt. H. D. Council President: Mrs. Cleo Groom, vice president; Mrs. O. J. Rodgers, treasurer; Mrs. Gene Bradberry, secretary; Mrs. Mary Scrape, historian; Mrs. Bob Veach and Mrs. P. S. Parker, home management leaders: Mrs. Norman Speck and Mrs. Lee Roberds, home furnishings leaders. These leaders will be responsible for a county-wide leader training meeting to teach leaders in the various clubs what they have learned and then they will give demonstrations at their local clubs. With good leadership the work of the extension service can be ex- who will definitely use them. We should be glad to advise with you on farm records. It may be that we can provide help in analyzing your records at the end of the year, locating weaknesses and possibilities for increased farm profits. Also available from your county agent is a labor income blank which a farmer can use to find out what he actually got for his labor and management last year. Complete farm records make the job easier but even with few or no records a farmer can make a meaningful analysis of last year's business by use of this form. [ tended to many people. 4-H Leadership Elizabeth Brister, Johnnie Lou Johnson and Steve McGuire, Junior 4 H leaders, are taking the lead in reorganizing the Yarbro Community 4-H Club. The group plans to have a party for the first meeting Which will be held in the Yarbro Home Demonstration, Club house ..Wednesday, February 8, at 7:00 P. M. FHA Loan Applications Being Taken Farmers in Mississippi County may make application for loans to finance 1956 crops R. B. McLeaish, National Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, notified the Agency's local representative today. These loans are available only to farmers ope vat ing no larger than family type farms and who are unable to obtain adequate crrdit from other established sources. They may be made for the pur- informal, easily cared for garments in ( line with such oMier modern trends as suburban living, early marriage, larger families, do-it- yourself house work and wage- earning, liomemakers. Attitudes towards clothes have change, especially toward the importance of clothes for prestige. Recent surveys by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show some trends ;in clothing purchasing. Suburban | families spend a smaller share of j their income for clothes than fam- AH Yarbro boys and girls be- j Hies in cities. tween. the ages of 10-21 years are I On the average women and girls urged to-attend. White Sales ''White sales" are flourishing throughout the state this first month of the new year, a time that you, the busy homemaker, might stock up on white goods at a minimum cost. When buying, however, personal preference as to size and weight of towel or wash cloth is to be considered, as well as quality of the towel. Children and women can handle a smaller towel more easily and it is large enough for their use, but man usually prefers a lavgr fluffy towel that will absorb a lot of water. Many women prefer to buy col- ored towels rather than white ones because they do not show dinginess as much as do white ones. Remember, however, the darker, the color of the towel, the less i container. Beat until well blended. moisture it can absorb/because the-ifj ore - covered, in refrigerator, fibers are saturated with dye. J Shake wel1 before Usm 8- Sale towels often are several inches shorter and narrower than are towels sold regularly so this point should be examined. I Towels should have Firmly woven smooth selvages, well stitched hems. and firmly anchored, closely woven loops. Fancy woven patterns, such as cross bars or scrolls detract from. the usefulness and durability of the towel. So do wide, fancy borders on the ends of towels. By using careful, thoughtful buying methods in selecting these good's. you can stock up on "white goods"' for the whole year—at less cost and equal quality. Clothing- Dollars A change in clothing consumption habits in the past few years has meant that a smaller share of family income has been spent on clothing. * People have been using; more of different kinds of clothing' and ^ showing an increasing demand for j" For Survey Mississippi County is one of 10 Arkansas counties selected for a national survey by the United Slate* Department of Agriculture and Bureau of ilie Census, it was announced today. The nationwide interview-survey of farmers' expenditures for both family and agricultural purposes, is to begin in this county, Feb. 6. Mrs. Helen of Manila and Samuel Chun of Luxora will interview the selected farmers in this area. Some 10,000 farmers across th^ country are to be interviewed. Each report is to be held confidential, it was emphasized, and will only be used in combination with those from other farmers by government agencies, state colleges, legislators and agricultural groups. decreased. This behaviour is associated with plant growth. Early in the season, roots of plants grew and. supported ^ nematode build-up. As the population reached its peak, most plant | roots ware reduced and blackened. { Many plants died. Reduction of the source of food caused a corre- f spending reduction in the nematodo j population. On the plants still alive, a resurgence of plant growth occur- 1 red in the late fall. This supported j a slight increase in the population. I Now that the cause of the dis- i case has been determined, work, has | begun to control the nematode. The I research is still in the early stages i and results are not conclusive I enough to report. ATTENTION FARMERS Let Us Delint and Treat Your Cotton Seed Before the Rush. Guaranteed Work, Reasonable Rates and Quick Service. See or Call Randall Hawks RED TOP GIN INC N. Highway 61 Phone 3-3756 : un ine average women and girls spend more than men for clothing; j but mothers with small children; and no outside jobs spend less on i clothes than their husbands. Young ': men and women generally spend i more for clothes than older people ' In families of the same size and i income level. Thus the rapidly grow- : ing up "war babies'* can be expect- i ed to give considerable lift to the I Attention: Rental Property Owners Of Blytheville and Nearby Towns For quick action, If you have rental housing available, please call the Blytheville Air Force Base Housing Section at the following- number and give Information such as tbe location, number of rooms, rent, etc., on the property: POplar 3-3931 Extension 791 (If you call before 8 In the morninjr or after 4:30 In the afternoon, call POplar 3-3931 and ask for Extension 462), The information thus given will be immediately passed on to families moving here who need rental housing and may enable you to have your property occupied quickly and with a minimum of trouhle and expense on your part {This advertisement Is published as a public service by The Blytheville Real Estate Board) LONG LASTING! You can feed cotton from planting tiil picking with CYANAMID FARMS FOR SALE 'I am offering the following farms for sale, wifh immediate possession. Located 2 miles south of Baderville, Missouri, it is some of the best land in this country. 78.5 Acres $325.00 per acre 78.5 Acres $310.00 per acre 78.5 Acres ....'. $290.00 per acre 53 Acres $340.00 per acre 80 Acres $310.00 per acre 124 Acres .. $300.00 per acre SEE J. W. BADER AT BADERVILLE, LILBOURN, MO, ROUTE No. 1 or PHONI OVERBROOK 8-2741 chase of items needed in producing the crop such as fertilizer, tractor fuel, seed, feed, repairs to equipment and seasonal labor. These loans are designed to meet the need of farmers for short term credit and are repayable from proceeds of the crops financed. The Farmers Home Administration also makes its regular adjustment loan to operators of family type farms. These loans may be repayable over a period of one to five years and in addition to the purchase of items listed above may be used to buy livestock and farm equipment and to make adjustments and improvements in farming operations. Mississippi County farmers may 'ile applications at (lie County FHA Office, 207!i East Hale Street, in Osceola. Phone number is 624. Master Mix Feed 16% Dairy Feed $4.05 cwt Reef Concentrate 4.63 cwt Pip A- Sow Concentrate 4.94 cwt 359i HOB Concentrate.. 4.98 cwl Pljf Wormer 5.14 cwl Chick Starter 5.01 cwt Chick Grower 4.45 cwt Eft-eta 4.35 cw! f.ff Mann 4.60 cwt Rabbit Pellet! 4.50 cwt Hone Feed 3.M ewt Short* J.95 ewt Shelled Corn Z.M owt Formers Soybean Corp. "Home of Sadden Service" Rlytheville, Arknnsn* ' PUSH... SCRAPE... LOAD WITH MASSEY-HARRIS UTILITY EQUIPMENT MH-1 Mutti- Purpoie Blade 6-foot blade- with groder wtael, Korlfler, blade •xtenlion, side platat, iW tlxMi available. fASY HANDUHG-FAST OPERATING This 6-foot blade and 40-inch bucket move a lot of hard work off your farm. Push, scrape, load . . . grade lanes, back fill, level, build drainage ditches... load wagons, trucks, spreaders with the power-packed muscles of the MH 50. And do it faster. The MH 50 gets around quickly ... in and out of close spots in a jiffy with in «asy steering and fast reverse, We'y» got Ih* ecflip/«f» efe/o/fa—come m ond wrong* a dtmonttralioa. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. "Tin Farm*'* Nomt of Sato/action" N. Highway 61 Ph. 2-2142 Ktlf tOUl in em I 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 ioH will not betoms more acid when you w*> Cyanamid. It's agriculture's most useful form of nitrogen PROVED in many years of Delta use. CALL YOUR DEALER ...ORDER CYANAMID NOW XO AMERICAN . anamid COMPANY Donaghvy Building liftU Rock, Arkonioi Kirby Drug Store 1750 For Your OW I ELECTRIC RAZOR o* ft n*w RemlnKlon, fichlck, Simh^nm. Ron*on or »Vor«1e«

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