The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1948 · Page 6
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erest Farming Operations in Missco In Full Swing With 20 Per Cent Of '48 Cotton Acreage Planted PIpHting and plowing was in full swing in Mississippi County this u eek ~ after more than a week of favorable weather, according to County Agent Keith Bilbrcy. "Field work has been vuslied in all sections of the county," he said, "and approximately 20 per cent of the 1918 cotton crop is already in the ground. With reasonably good weather within the next 60 days there should be no concern about getting the crop in." * ——— • Vetch and other winter legumes have made tremendous growth during the past 10 days. Mr. Bilbrcy , stated, nnd even the poorest crops •' should be ready to turn under now. The normal expected lime for the turning under of Winter legumes Is from April 1 to April 10, he pointed out. Alfalfa Cr»p Short Alfalfa and Spring oats were effected the most by the inclement ,• weather condition*, Mr. iSilbrey stated. Some farmers wanted to plant alfalfa and Spring cats but the weather did not clear In time. The alfalfa crop In Nortli Mississippi pounfy will be extremely short this year, he added. "Generally speaking tile situation hw Improved tremendously," tiie 4-H Members Win Tractor Driving Awards arm erf . county • agent said. "Farmers have taken advantage of the excellent planting weather and have made much progress." Hscwhere in the -stale, the planting situation is rapidly improving. According to the weekly crop bulletin compiled by the University of Arkansas Research Bureau and the United States Department of Agriculture Held work has resumed utaost generally > and farmers of the state are gradually getting Into good - shape. "Several clear, warm days aided growing crop," the report added, "although nights were too cool for some crops." A smtxll amount of teollon has been planted in Southeastern counties. Planting was making rapid progress this week. Winter grains continued to make excellent growth. Fall sown oats promise one of the best crops In years. A few fields Hr e heading. Spring oats also are doing well but ftre late. Some early corn is up to -stands, but much remains to be planted. A little rice has been seeded, and, the report said with favorable wea- .ther seeding soon will be In full Increase Shown In Trend of Farm Mortage Debts Rising steadily throughout. Ilic war years and since, the average size or farm mortgages recorded reached $4,280 In Hie first halt of last year, nenrly double the average of $2.190 In 1939, according to rtnta compiled by the Bureau of Agrictil- De- tural Economics of Hie u. s partment of Agriculture. However, 'whatever individual po- silioiis may be. farm jiiortRiigc debt as a whole declined .substantially dining the war « farmoir. Hied increased Income to pay off debt, and ha.s shown no important Increase since. The gain In .average size of ncw fnrm mortgages is even grealer Ihan In the noniarm area where Home Loan Bank Board figures show that the average size ol ncw home mortgages recorded rose from $2,722 In 193D to $4,512 in 1947, an increase of about two-thirds. Few Soybeans Planted Soybean planting has been slow. Hay crops were described as doing fine, and a good lirst crop of alfalfa will be ready soon. Strawberries are doing well. .The harvest has started in li\c ' De- Queen area and is expected to open In late April in the White County »nd'; Crawford-Sebastian, areas. Plenty of Towels 7TT And fresh cottons too! Smart Mother Takes Them to "U-Do-lt" Laundry W^sh on our modern MAYTAG MACHINES and dry on our GAS Open 7 am.—Close 5:30 p.m Ctose Saturday at noon. Open Tuesday and Thursday until 9 £fn. 323 N. Second Street Phone 4247. been The rndlsh harvest is well along In southwestern and west-cc»tral counties. Tomato transplanting l s mostly I completed In the Southeast. Some •watermelons have planted. Many potatoes arc up to good stands. The outlook for tree fruits, except peaches in some fireas, continues promising. Farm gardens nre laic but grow- ng. cutworms are doing some damage. Pastures are making excellent growth, and livestock are gaining IXJuniinge. Buffalo 'gnats arc disappearing in some localities but are still numerous In some areas in the Southeast where the outbreak was most severe. Farm labor Is adequate in ali but a few areas where help is needed to catch up with Spring planting. More will be needed for strawberry picking. contest and received $10 in cash and a trip to the State 4 H rmTn " St """* '"' tllc in tho picture ore back row lef to - " '" Fa - VClteville ™»* August, others in tho picture ore back row left to right-Hay, Bill Increasing Allowances for Vets Is Passed WASHINGTON. April 23. (UP)— tii 0 »' wf» lras "P" rovcd »'>" Mnt U> com, ^ m llOUSe n "'" to bo 051 l«come ceilings for veterans ntjeiid- 11 hikes substantially the point at which govcrnmenl..allowancci mi- °- '• "'" of rl8ht * »« $210 $270 before driving, nnd safety nrccau- Marketing Should Be Included In Farm Plans, Specialist Says Two Held for Violation Of Migratory Bird Act MEMPHIS, Tcnn., April 23. (UPi —Oscar Brewer and James Jones, both of Dyrrsburg were ordered yesterday lo appear In Federol Court May 10 to answer charges of violating.the migratory Tbtrd law . The men are charged with shoot- Ing and possesslne eight mallard ducks after the duck season closed. Food Lockers j For Rent j Cold Storage | Meat Curing ! i i i Expert Processing nnd! i Quick Freezing for Home | i Freezers . * I Groceries - Meats - Fish ' BLAYLOCK j Frozen Food i 2Ist & Main Phone 2602 ', flarmors should consider marketing problems In planning Ihclv production program this year states Clifford .Alston. Extension marketing specialist. H is essential to B row the type of products desired by consumers, at prices thrv are willing to pay. Otherwise, goo:! production practices mean very Because the question ot marketing lies ouiside I he boundaries of the individual farm, it usually gets loss attention than production problems. This situation was all right 150 years ago, says Mr. Alston; farmers produced goods chiefly for home use. But today, he points out, farmers produce most of their goods to be sold, not to be tiscd for family subsistence. ^liist Ciinsider l>cmanrl fur Product It would be foolish, declares Mr. ALstoii, for a manufacturer to produce n million buggies w,hen consumers want automobiles, instead. U wouid be equally foolish to produce ten million automobiles it the public desires Rnd can purchase only five million, similarly, itwoul:! be absurd for a farmer to produce i> variety of strawberries, peaches, tomatoes or potatoes that consumers do not v.-ant. it is best to deliver what the buyer wants rather than try to change his habits. i The backbone of a good marketing program is careful analysis df nil felling and buying conditions. If this analysis shows u strong demand [or tomatoes and that consumers prefer the Rutgers kind it would be wise to plant a stood acreage of thus variety. On the other hnnd, if economic factors for marketing broilers appear unfavorable, it would be best to curtail production. And if consumers demand a while broiler, it would be unwise to produce a colored bird. Too often In the past farmers have produced on the basis of their likes and rfislikcs and on the previous year's consumption and prices. This process should be reversed by deciding, before production begins, what tiie consumer wants, the ' siinninil M*ot >i<\ ....;n ....... - . t Fourth of People In U.S. Will Be 60 Years Old in 1970 Hcre are the proposed new ceilings on combined monthly pay and federal subsistence a.< compared with present, ones: Single veteran, no ""*'" ncw dependents »[ 15 Veterans with one dependent $200 veterans with two or more dependents $200 $200 I lie ceilings originally were :la>»ped on by Congress to stop ••eteraas In high-salaried jobs from >lso claiming government subsistence checks.-increased living costs cd many veterans with low-bracket incomes to complain that the cutoff was fixed too low. Under present law, a single veteran earning $150 a month would be entitled to only $25 a month In subsistence during his school or on- uie-Job training. The new bill woultl permit him to receive $60, The maximum on-thc-job allowance i s $65 n month for single veterans and $90 monthly for those with dependents. Allowances for those ntcndlng school are $75 and $103 respectively. Real Estate, Business, Farm and Auto Read Courier News Want Ads. End of Meatless Tuesday Arrives But Saving Asked WASHINGTON, April 23 iUP) — insurarl ce for old pcople'^miuii The government yesterday dropped rcach a '' calis ' ic standard in the' "Meatless Tuesdays" but nskcd con- llot - to °-<listant future, Ruth HilJ, SUntPr'. t n enfant +i,y.;_ .. liJirtford. Cniin eairl A ^ ,,, ., i ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. April 23 IUPJ— One-iourUi of the people in the ur.itcd States in 1970 will be over 60 years old, the National Conference of Social Work was tol.l yesterday. Puoiic provision of assistance and insurance for old people mu sumcn to select their own meatless dny each week. Meatless Tuesdays were starlcrt last Fall a.-, a voluntary food conservation measure. Meanwhile, the Agriculture' Department appealed anew for voluntary Joorl conservation, it said continued efforts were necessary to help check inflation In food prices to conserve foot! for export and' to build up food reserves. ' it said (hat housewives by using a ncw department booklet ••Moncy- Suvi.ig Main Dishes," .could cut perhaps as much as one-third ott ihcir weekly meal budget cost. Oftlcmls said the. department had printed 2.500.COO copies of the booklet. - • Truman to Speak atllotC WASHINGTON, April 23. (UP)— President Truman yesterday accepted a. formal invitation from th- University of California to address commencement exercises at Berkeley on June 12. kansas. The W. P. B. Transport Co of El [Dorado asked permission to operate as a common currier of liquefied petroleum gases over the prin cipal highways of the state. Robert \y. Newell ol El Dorado, doing business as Bob ,, Ncwell's Wheeling Pipe Line, asked permission to haul petroleum ana petroleum products in-tank trucks. Newell said he would operate, over Highway C5 from Little Rock lo Harrison ar.d on Highway 62 from Harrison to Berryville. -- ..... , .. Hartford, Conn., said. At present not much actual building has bee:; done in the interests of housin" older people, she added. Plans for building public institutions for the aged are being held back although the need for them is 'recognized. PSC to Hear Freight Lines Permit Requests LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April V> iTJPj—The State Public Service Commission yesterday set May 11 as the date to hear applications by three companies to operate freight lines in Arkansas. P. O. McConnell of Little Rock nsked permission to haul knocked down buildings from Camp Robinson to the principal cities of Ar- .25* FAMILY SIZE -ream NIX With on* tvcatmrul SKKACIi • NO-MO)! Ok-.51. Sl.EO. 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