The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 1, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 1, 1954
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK. 1 ) COUrttER PAGE 8EVEN Area's Cotton Crop Half Out That's Opinion at Gins, And Compresses Here This area's cotton crop was nearly half out before Oct. 1. • • . And therein lies a lot of the woe which may be in store during this winter, which one writer termed long, intensive rabbit season when a good tree dog worth more than a milch cow." According to ginners and cotton warehouse men, the crop as of Thursday was between 40 and 55 percent out, running as high as 65 percent finished west of the lake down to about 30 percent In ranker growths of southeast Missouri. Compresses Ahead Jim Manley of Federal Compress said he believes Saturday night will find about 50 percent of the crop in, "speaking lor our territory, of j course." He said receipts at this time lust fastest cotton picking; season on record, as County Agent Keith Bil- bvey intimated several weeks ago. At the time, Mr. Bilbrey said the Something to Think About By GERTRUDE K nULIMAN County Home Demonstration Agent Orchids To Vou Thanks to all the volunteer workers who helped at the fairground so faithfully. One new worker, Mrs. Lloyd Shelton said, "I didn't realize there was so much work to a fair each year when I passed along looking at the things." It was real work and few people realize It. Checking the items in. record winners during the judging .take time about staying with the building during the week and then check the items out being sure there are no mistakes made in the checks which they had responsibility in handing out. Did You Know? That Laura Alice Hemby, daugh- cotton was opening faster than he| ter of Mr and Mrs j ID ' H emby year stood at 37.500 bales as opposed to 47,000 bales this year. Kelton Francis of Blytheville Compress reported his receipts running about six weeks ahead of last year. Only Four More Weeks? Mr. Manley went further to underscore the brevity of the 1954 harvest season by saying that, "with dry picking weather, it looks as if about four more weeks will get it all," This, 1954 could go down as the hud ever seen it and he foresaw a whirlwind harvest if rains held off. Fall Seeding Hurt West of Big Lake, the harvest was getting along at a terrific clip, one glnner-former reporting nearly 10 percent finished this week. Meanwhile, the time is drawing near -for full seeding to be completed, Mr. Bilbrey pointed out. And therefore, rains which came later this week, while not so good lor the cotton harvest, nevertheless were badly needed for fall seeding. Of course, few farmers would argue that they'd rather get this crop out and worry about fall seeding later. Intensive rains at this time could cause considerable damage to cotton grades. Cotton in many fields is open to a point where rain could be particularly damaging. Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James. Pemiscot County Agent Practically all 38 of Pemiscot County's cotton gins are operating to capacity now. Scarcity and high price for hand pickers has caused the number of machine pickers to be doubled the number from last year. Fewer strict low middling bales should show up next week after defoliation becomes effective. And speaking of defoliation one dealer .told me two cars of cyanimid defoliant lasted a very short while following last week's win. Qood occurred every night of the mechanical cotton harvester can improve cotton at least one grade and that can mean six to eight dollars per bale for the grower. Defoliation properly done certainly can help in improving quality. A poor defoliation job can be worse than no defoliation. Thorough training of ft competent man to operate the machine is a must. That's probably the biggest bottle neck this year. Careful study of the operator's manual is usually time well spent. With over 30,000 bales of cotton already ginned a few communities and a former 4-H girl, won the honor of being chosen the most cooperative and with a best scholastic record of any freshman staying in the 4-H House last year She received a foot high trophie. Jo Alice McGuire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene McGuire and also a former 4-H member, is also staying in the 4-H House and has been very popular. She was crowned Agri Queen last year. It was the only time a freshman has had that honor. North Mississippi County should be very proud of these former outstanding 4-H members. Mid-South Fair I took two 4-H members, Elizabeth Brister and Dorothy Willing- ism, to the Mid-South Pair to model dresses In the 4-H Dress Revue. They each received red ribbons and won $5.00. It's Time To Keep roses watered and sprayed. Transplant iris, peonies, popples, bleeding heart, violets, Shasta dai- and other spring-blooming hardy periennials. Dig gladiolus bulbs when tops start to turn yellow and dry. The bublcts will cling to the mother julb better and not be lost. Repair leaky roofs. Treat peaches tor peach tree borers. protect fall flowers from twelve- spotted cucumoer beetles with one ounce of 50 percent wettable DDT to six gallons of water. Prepare a cold frame or protected shelter to transplant some of the more valuable garden plants before Proper adjustment and operation Builds Better Barns Cheaper and Easier! • Strongbarn is 56% stronger than conventional materials by actual test! • Strongbarn is up to 21 Ibs. lighter, you save labor, money and materials by spacing rafters and studding farther apart! • Strongbarn fits tight... stays flat and even, makes snug joints, won't tear or sag under heavy wind and snow loads! • Strongbarn is easy to put upi . . . strong, light sheets are nailed in a jiffy! Slop in and see this modem roofing and siding: We'll be hoppy to show you how to build with Strongbarn. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY 319 W. Aih Ph.3-4551 The Rush to Irrigation-l Three Hard Drought Years Mean Big Things Ahead for 'Artificial Rainfall' By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Spurred by three hard years of drought, an irrigation boom is sweeping the Southeast but some tough problems may slow it up before it becomes solid development. Chief obstacle is that where it is needed most essential ingredient is usually the scarcest. That gradient, of course, is water. Still another handicap is that soil southeast. Here In long periods ot fertility or productivity I drought and blazing heat, farmers texture, .. does not always justify the relatively high cost of artificial rain. That defect can be remedied by standard soil Improvement practices, principally abundant use of cover crops and heavy fertilization, but the process is not a swift one. Water Problem 'he water supply problem Is something else again. Fortunately, it does not exist over all of the region, probably over less than half. There is alwa'ys the cost of tapping the water supply and diverting it to the land but at least the water generally is available in the coastal plains, deltas, big river valleys and other artesian areas. But frequently not so in the foothills that make up much of the often are hard pressed to find enough water to quench their own and their livestock's thirst to say nothing of Irrigation. Interest lllfh • A survey by the Associated Press discloses keen and dynamic interest all over the Southeast in the Irrigation method of improving .on nature, an undertaking long confined to the arid stretches of the West. The story is much the same In each state from Virginia southward to Alabama, westward to Louisiana and back through Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. Farm and political leaders are found to be thoroughly aroused by the near-disaster resulting from dollars In farm crop the drought years. billions of values by Among the first fruit of their activity was a successful effort In Congress to extend the Water Fi>- cilities Act, hitherto applying only In the dry West, to the South and the rest of the nation. Loans Available The main . immediate . benefit promised Is long-term loans to individuals and water use associations for developing Irrigation projects. Available only where suitable credit cannot be obtained from banks or other private sources, the loans are administered by the Farmers Home Administration. Details may readily be obtained from PHA representatives or county farm agents. But this Is not the whole extent or end of the Irrigation movement. Revision of water use laws or regulations to bring thorn In line with irriuution development is in progress or under study in several states. Including Virginia and South Carolina. A water resources commission, is proposed In North Carolina and the setting up of a 14-parlsh (county) development commission will be voted on this station to lift water from the Mississippi at Donaldsonvillo already lias been authorized. These are the first stirrings of officialdom to help hurry the benefits of irrigation. Only Beginning- Lenders in all states generally agree that only the surface has been scratched. They are almost as unanimous in conceding that relatively little is yet known of irrigation's real possibilities — or problems. But. as Sen. Richard B. Russell (D-Qn), put it, cxpcrl- ments in the next two or thvce years "ought to give us a basis for a real system." Estimates are that Arkansas h«» something like 750,000 acres under irrigation but 600,000 are devoted to rice, a crop that requires different treatment from any other grown iu the south. Virginia calculates Its irrigated acreage at perhaps 15,000; South Carolina, from 10,000 to 15,000, Alabama, some 8,000: Mississippi, about 40,000; Louisiana. 30.000. and Kentucky, no estimate of acreage but about 1.000 irrigation systems which normally would cover from 25,000 to 30,000 acres. NEXT: THE SEARCH FOR WATER. the wiping out of millions, even fall in Louisiana where a pumping On Missco Farms B; KEITH BILBREY, Count; Afent frost. For early spring blooms plant larkspur, hollyhock, gajllardia, co- leopsis, sweet peas, blue flax cornflower (Bachelor buttons) and pop- ples. Save seed from your favorite zinnias, petunias, portulaca, and marigolds. are one-third through the harvest. With most of the cotton open it's a big race to get it harvested before the weather steps in to clip off at least on* grade in quality. To Store Or N'ot To Store Soybeans Jn the ten years just past, the average low price for soybeans was $2.21 per bu. and the average high price was S3. These lows occurred most frequently in September or October and the highs occurred most frequently in June. If a farmer had stored his beans each year and had been able to select the high month to sell the following summer he would have averaged 19 cents per bu. more than If he had sold It during the low month at harvest time. If the farmer had selected June each year In which to sell his crop, he would have realized 6! cents per bu. more than he would have received if he had sold during October. A reduction this year in cotton seed oil and meal, competing products, and improved foreign anc domestic demand should preveni prices from going too low during the peak of harvest. Even though the large profits resulting from soybean storage last year are not in prospect this year it still appears to be gooc business to store providing quality is maintained. Sold Out The $39,200.00 additional A.S.C. money tor the new so-called drouth emergency practice, ot seeding small grain or small gi'aln and legume nixtui-es went like hot cakes. In other words, all the money has aeen allotted. Both Cheated I bought a new white shirt yes- erday which cost $3.95. Three hundred and ninety shirts can be man- ifactured out of one bale of cotton. Three hundred and ninety shirts at $3.95 each makes your bale of :otton worth $1,540.50. How much did you get. for your ast bale of cotton? Excuse me, I didn't mean to make you mad. This Is another way of saying that t doesn't - make much difference what the price of cotton is to the mill. In other words, If you gave them he bale of cotton it would reduce the cost of the shirt very, very little. Pink Boll Worm I wish you people would understand the pink boll worm problem. :i) The pink boll worm is tl* most lertous cotton pest In the world. (2) The pink boll worm is a very mall insect. The mature worm dollops inside a cotton seed. I say that to explain that the 'boll worm" we occasionally have n our cotton is not the pink boll worm, even though some of them may have a pink cast or color when you break them out of a cotton boll. The State Plant Board's quarantine Station reported week that crew of negro cotton pickers coming from Texas to their homes Earle, Arkansas, carried some cotton with them containing eight live pink boll worms. Later, at the same place, Inspectors intercepted trucks of picking crews which carried pink boll worms. •K > *rfti If you prefer to burn Liquefied Petroleum (propane and butane) here are brand-new tractors to meet your every need— specially- designed John Deere "60" and "70" Tractors that are highly efficient on LP-Gas and develop essentially the Mm^horsepower as gasoline-burning "60' s" and "70's." The new John Deere LP-Gas Tractors are factory-engineered in every detail. They offer higher engine compression ratios, cold manifold, special LP-Gas carburetor, new- type ignition with resistor by-pass and many other features to give you maximum efficiency and economy on Liquefied. Petroleum. You've got to see these new tractors to really appreciate them. Stop at our store. Check these tractors. Note the clean, compact design. See how much more you get in a John Deere "60" or "70" LP-Gas Tractor. twenty live A few counties in Arkansas around Texarkana are quarantined. The regulations under quarantine are severe and expensive.. Because of this, farmers in that area are unhappy with Mississippi County farmers who support the quarantine and also helped to get money from the Governor's emergency fund for administration. The 1964 Census census of jegins in Mississippi County this November. Each five years since 1920 Congress has directed that complete census be taken of farms n the United States. I suggest or ask that you give complete cooperation. Congress requires that the farm census information Is confidential. The information you give is not available to any other organization, agency, or person. Wheat Allotments Many farmers In Mississippi County have found in recent years that wheat is a good money crop. Also that yields have been quite satisfactory. Farmers with black or gumbo land in particular have found that wheat gives the surest Income for that type of land. You must understand the allotment program, however, if you are considering planting wheat. Mr. Knappenbcrger, chairman of the A.S.C. Committee, sent a letter to every farm producer In the county this week explaining the A.S.C. program Including wheat allotments. ,o much information is contained i his letter I suggest that you' read it at least twice. A part of his letter said. "The farmer still must stay within his acreage allotment for each allotment crop if he wishes to gel price support [or any crop for which the support program is in operation, except that if his farm has no wheat acreage allotment or an allotment of less than 15 acres the farmer may have up to 15 acres of wheat without losing support for other crops for which he has observed allotments. However, exceeding the wheat allotment for the farm will make the wheat produced Ineligible for price support. "The law requires that the acres of wheat harvested on a farm be deducted from the cropland before a cotton allotment Is established for that farm, where cotton allotments are based on percent of cropland." This means that if you harvest wheat for grain in 1955, the wheat acreage may be subtracted from your cropland before establishln any cotton allotment for 1956. Agriculture This Is new—you must comply Cots Find Home SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (IP) — Charles J. Oambale found a mother cat had "commandeered" the trv 'k of his car for.herself and five new kittens. Oambale suspects the kits were born elsewhere and carried by Mom Into the trunk, through an opening in- the floor. He has taken his car ofT the road because he plans to buy a new one. He says he'll leave the family in the truck until the kittens are old enough to strike out on their own. with all acreage allotments to be eligible for any A.S.C. payments In 1955. For instance, if you are one of the few farmers who have a smalt wheat acreage allotment, for example four acres, then go ahead and plant 15 acres. That will make you ineligible for A.S.C. payments. You still could sell the wheat on the open market, however, and you could still put your cotton In the government loan. APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICE ROY BAKER . .. our service repairman, Invltei you to call on lilm for all types ot appliance repair Jobs. Whatever the Job may be—water pumps, electric lron«, electric stoves, washing, machine!—your man l» ROY BAKER. General Hardware and Appliance Co. 109 W. Main Ph. S-4585 OLDEST DEALERS OF AERO CYANAMID DEFOLIANT IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. We have the knowhow through our 9 years eir pcrience to provide the advice and technical assistance to secure proper defoliation. We solicit dealers inquiries. COMPLETE STOCKS OF LIQUID DEFOLIANTS ALSO AVAILABLE The PAUL D.FOSTER c«. Phone PO 3-3418 Blythevlllo Warehouse Highway 61 North A Brand-New 2-3 Plow Tractor ..OLIVER SUPER 55! New dimensions—less than 61 inches to top of hood, 73-inch wheel base, front and rear trend adjustable from 48 to, 76 inches. More powerful—designed to outwork nil others of its type. Choice of full diesol or gasoline engine. 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It means you work more efficiently—do a better job of bringing in your crop . .. easier, with less operating fatigue. Jfop in toon. L*l ui »how you all of Iht many new feature* on lha Massey Harr/i 90 S.P. Special. MASSEY-HARRIS COMBINES OUTSELL THE TOTAL OF ALL OTHER MAKES! 61 IMPLEMENT CO. 'The Former's Home of Satisfaction" N. HIGHWAY 61 PH. 1-2122

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