The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1956 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 17, 1956
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FACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17,195« RE VIEW- D FORECAST $25,000 Being Offered for Bug That This Chemical Can't Kill By HAL BOYLE KANSAS CITY (AP) — Do you have any little six-legged Insect friends who would like to gamble their lives on a chance to win $25,000? If so, Ralph G. Martin is the man for them to see. Martin, president of the Cook Chemical Co., has built his life-long hatred of bugs into a profitable multiimUion- dollar business in insecticides. contest will run for a three-month period starting in June, when bugs are in their best physical condition. Any bug can enter voluntarily or, f you have one that's bashful, you best known way to kill bugs is to pinpoint them on a hard surface and then hit them a sharp blow on the head with a hammer. While this form of insecticide appeals to the hunting instinct in man, it is too time-consuming and gives the bugs too great an advantage. By the time you find and hammer down a bug he has already had 3,612,489 descendants, and is probably ready to die of old age anyway. THE TROUBLE with chemical in- jecticides is this: A chemical that is one bug's poison in time be comes another bug's develop an immunity. meat. They . .Martin pioneered in the distribution of DDT and, later, chlordane, which was up to 10 times as strong as DDT. But strains of bugs now have emerged tough enough to survive either DDT or chlordane. Martin isn't a man to give up easily. His latest weapon is an In- •ecticide called "real-kill," fortified with still another chemical, diel- drln, which he says is 28 times as deadl yas DDT. * • • MARTIN is so convinced of the strength of his new mixture that he has announced a $25,000 reward "for the first bug that does not die after being sprayed" with it. Pastures Can Be Valuable High-yielding pastures can b« one o* th« best'farm money-makers when full use is made of them. Missouri livestock specialists report that savings on feed of 13 i hog can be made when hogs are on high-quality pasture. Bill Pugh, University of Missouri extension livestock specialist, says pasture-fed hogs require 30 percent lea« grata and 50 percent lest pro- tern supplement. He estimates that »n acre of alfalfa or red clover can carry X hogs from weaning to market. Figurnig a savings of 20 bushels of grain and 600 pounds of protein supplement, approximately $60 might be saved in getting 30 hogs to market. G. E. Smith, University soils department, reports that beef production has ben boosted from less than 100 pounds to more than 500 pounds an acre by pasture improvement radices In some mldwestern demonstrations. Pasture not only cuU feed bills but provides good sanitation for livestock. It cuts down filth-borne diseases that cause big hog losses each year. Whether a pasture stand i« good or bad depends largely on three factors: One—the soil's fertility level; two—the use of well-adapted legume grass mixtures; and, three— good grazing management. The presence or absence of plant nutrients is especially important. When the soil is properly limed and well suplied with nitrogen, pros- phate, and potash, higher yields, as well as more protein, are possible. To maintain good stands at high production levels, as well-balanced | fertilizer should be used regularly! to make up for removals and losses. However, maintenance fertilizer applications will be much less on pasture than when used for cultivated crops. can enter him against his will. "There is no humbug involved," said Martin, who expects thousands of contestants from all walks of bug ,ife in America. "If there is no winner—and I don't think there will be —the 525,000 will be given to national charity." ANY BUG who can stand up to the spray and walk away on his own six feet—or eight, if it should be a spider—stands to collect a lot more than the 525,000. That might turn out to be pocket change compared to the sums he could earn from television appearances, the sale of his ghost-written autobiography, "Bug Out," to the Book of the Month Club, and a movie based on his life called, "I Survived." With that kind of dough a bug could afford to live the rest of his days in the best garbage in town. Anyone wanting to muscle in on this potential wealth, however, had better start putting his bug in training now, so he'll be in real shape by summer. NO LAZT, fly-by-night insect stands a chance. Victory will take I a hard stubborn crawl. Martin took the precaution of testing his spray on 300 different kinds of bugs before announcing the contest, and none lasted a Ml round. Bugs have names as strange, exciting and glamorous as boxers, con men and female movie stars. Here are the monickers of a few touted contenders who already have been mowed down by Martin: The drug store beetle, kissing Hug, slender pigeon louse, perfumed yellow ant, flatheaded borer, assassin bug, ambush 1 bug, carpenter ant, chicken head louse, cigarette beetle, confused flour beetle, crazy ant, Building Up Organic Matter Progress in restoring organic matter can be made with a good Winter cover crop program according to J. B. Strickling whose farm is at West Ridge. The organic matter on 15 fields of his plantation had an average of 1.67 per cent in 1952, and in 1956 the organic matter content averaged 2.14 percent. AAaloch Says Bj P. V. MALOCB Mississippi County cotton Producer Associates, and the National Cotton Council, all have approved many o£ the same principles for the cotton program, but it seems that there are some variations in the approach to reaching the goals outlined in the program. One of the great problems to the over-all cotton situation has been caused by the great loss of export markets due partially to price dif Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James. Pemiscot County Agent ! I ,'j • ». »'«,. ,,™rHn mat fercntial between the American and Considering that the organic mat- ^^ ter content will vary some between samples taken at diSerent times, the trend on Mr. Strickling's farm has definitely been upward—up 28 percent in 4 years. On eight of the 15 fields a winter cover crop was grown and turned under each year and on the other fields a winter cover crop was grown and turned under every other year. All crop residues were turned under on all fields each year. , The weather ,in the spring of 1955 prevented early turning under of the small grain vetch cover crop on the Strickling farm. This no'doubt, influenced the increase in organic matter content some, too. The mineral content of the soils remained relatively the same as did the acidity level. Mr. Strickling followed soil test fertilizer recommendations' during the 1952-55 period. High Cotton Yields Two young South Mississippi County farmers have shown that high cotton yelds can be made when good land and good management are coupled together. Joe Edrington and Frank EO rlngton of Osceola made an average yield in 1956 of 2 bales of cotton per acre on 273 acres. Some of their fields averaged over 214 bales per acre. "We picked over 1% bales per acre the first picking on some Fox D&PL cotton," Joe said. The Farm Bureau in Action During the past two weeks, Farm Bureau leaders throughout Mississippi County have made excellent » synthe tics In the foreign Countrie5 Jwho normally buy TJ. s . cotton. In the United States, the loss of markets has been to synthetic fibers which have been a popularized through glamour advertising and a super research program. Price Supports The United States Department of Agriculture announced recently the National average support price and the percentage of the January 15 parity price for the following crops grown in Mississippi County: I just received the following article prepared by C. B. Meeter, Farm Management Specialist of'the University of Missouri concerning farm teases. I think it may contain some- tiling of interest to you. Why is a farm lease apt to be out-of-date these days? There are several reasons. In the first place, many leasing arrangements have become a fixed custom. Many times these customs just grew. And, although they were satisfactory several years ago, they may be out-of-date_today-ior_sey^ eral reasons. Production methods have changed greatly. There has been a greatly expanded use of fertilizer and soil testing. Then there is the use of a great deal of expensive machinery. Next, •here is the great increase in the cost of labor. And finally, costs and prices change rapidly. All or some of these things may have affected the fairness of a lease or the profit from a farm. Having a fair rent is often the primary concern of landlords and tenants. A fair rent is probably arrived at when the Income of each party is, in line with the quantity of productivity of what he furnishes. This may mean that shares should not always be based on some fixed standard. They are «ure to vary from region to region and with different types of farming. Possibly, shares should even vary from farm to farm depending upon what each party furnishes While a lair rent is important, sometimes too much emphasis may be' placed on this point. The major problem on many rented farms is getting more income to divide. Consideration needs to be given to the total income as wool as the ure contributed and received by Commodity Rate Soybeans Cottonseed Corn Oats Barley Grain Sorghum 1.80 $ 2.15 48.00 1.40 .59 .93 Percent of Parity 10 70 86 10 70 The support rates are based on same percentage of parity for all crops except soybeans and corn, or soybeans the support rate was based on 70 percent of parity in 1955 and 75 percent in 1956. In 1955, the support rate for com was 85 percent of parity and 81 percent in 1956. Since Miss. Co. is n a non-commercial corn production area, the support rate will be based on'75% of the national average rate. glacial lady beetle, horse chewing progress with their membership louse, red-legged ham.beetle, stick- drive. Also, the executive committee , - ., tight flea, and thick-headed fly. But if you know of any kind of bug that's itching for action, now's his chance to land in the big time and make himself a real name. Double Howl SPOKANE Ufi — Spokane's howling air raid siren touched off a deafening wail from six dozen dogs at the Humane Society and drove a dog catcher right out of the building. A. N. McPhee said he couldn't stand the noise from the dogs when the big siren went off in a test blast. The siren is on top of a building about 10 blocks from the pound. . , met Saturday, Feb. 11, at noon to study the proposed agriculture bills that were before Congress. The proposals were analyzed from the standpoint of county, state, and national policies of the Farm Bureau. As a whole the resolution of the three groups—county, state, and national—are relatively the same on such topics as export trade, the use of crop controls, the application of soil bank, ACP payment for conservation practices, increased appropriation for .research on markets and crop and livestock utilization, and increased education. Most of the organized groups for promotion of cotton have agreed on major principles on a cotton program. The Farm Bureau, American Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 7% of 1955 crop For better yield and less replanting, delint and treat your seed now. CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 signed within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they Shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published- 10th day of February, 1956. J. C. COLEMAN, 118 West Sycamore, Blytheville, Arkansas Beid & Surge, Attys. 3/10-17 the landlord and the tenant. Either party is better off with 40 percent of $10,000 than with 60 percent of *5,000, even though 40 percent may be too small a share. The method of dividing income and costs may easily affect size of income to be divided. Good practices and good farming systems should be agreed on and adjustments worked out for anything that will prevent good income being made. 'Neither landlord nor tenant will likely pay all the cost of a moneymaking item If he doesn't share in the increased income. There are several main principles to follow in setting up a good farm lease: 1. Rental rates and leasing sys- ward better farming and more totems should always be adjusted total income. 2. Leased farms are one of those unusual businesses where things can usually be arranged to mate all parties better off. 3. The easiest way to obtain the desirable amount of any item used in production is to share cost and income in the same proportion. 4. A written lease is probably desirable. Writing it out doesn't mate a poor lease into a good one. Written leases do help eliminate minor disputes and these often cause the most trouble. Writing out a lease usually helps both parties to consider each point of the lease more carefully. S. A simple table may be set up to estimate expenses, income, value of each party's contributions to the farm business, and a probable reasonable rental share. 8. The most Important thing is that the lease encourages a progressive and profitable farming system. Your county agent can assist you with rental agreements, provide Painful Chop SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (if) — Police officer E. J. Flvel used a "judo chop" — a sharp blow in the back of the neck with the hand - to subdue a man who resisted arrest. II worked. The man was Jailed for creating » disturbance. BUvel went to a hospital with a littlt finger broken in three places. you with forms, and help with th» development of a more profltabl* balanced farming system. IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OP THE ESTATE OF No. 2,369 J. R COLEMAN, Deceased, Last known address of decedent: B.F D. No. 3, Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of death: January 1, 1956. The undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above named decedent on the 8th day of February, 1956. AH persons having claims. against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the under- For The Best In Soybean Seed Come To FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. For The Best Soybean Information Come To The AREA SOYBEAN MEETING Monday, Feb. 20th, 10 AM Jaycee Building Blytheville, Arkansas LEE SOYBEANS Registered, Certified and Non-Certified Lee Seed Soybeans. Also Certified Ogden, Non-Certified Ogden, Dorman and Other Varieties. Lespedeza, Clovers, Grasses and Other Field Seeds. f Your Patronage Appreciated BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. Ph. 3-6156 1800 W. Main Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 3-6857 Each year, more and more of America's tractor owners twitch to 100-plus octane PROPANE . . . the modern DRY fuel that stops dilution and carbon, and gives five times the oil mileage of gasoline tractors! Longer engine life cuts maintenance costs, a great money saver for today's modern power farming. The Blytheville Propane Company is the only LP-GAS J Company in this area now using a fleet of tank trucks / directed by on the spot 2-way Radios in their delivery Jl of farm and home propane. This means taster, more V efficient service to you, the consumer. ' Blytheville Propane Go. "Propane Gal For All Farm ana Horn* Httila" I Hiway 61 North Blytheville, Arkansas Phone 2-2061 NEED A NEW ROOF? Install It How for No Money Down and 36 Months to Pay! On An FHA Loan FHA Loans are easy to make. Yon fill out only one application. Come in ana see us about that new roof—and let u« jive you complete information on making an FHA Home Repair Loan. AH types improvements may be Included. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. "The Friendly Yard" A. I. Johnson, Manager Phone 3-4551 or 3-4552 Blytherllle, Ark. Here's The Tool For Discing In Your Old Bean Vines To Be Ready For Your New Crop This Spring 29 GOBLE WHEEL DISC Preparing * good seed bed on rough ground or discing In tough tooted crops calls for heavy duty tillage equipment The M»ssey- Harris 29 Goble Wheel Disc has the weight, stability ind light draft to make easy work of your toughest harrowing job. Center thrust bearings reduce draft, arched frame gives good trash clearance, adjustable straight-line hitch means uniform penetration, positive draft control. 22 or 24-inch tempered discs cut clean, two-piece scrapers adjust to blades. With the 29 you get the advantage of two-wheel design foe easy, convenient transport. Wheels lower and raise hydraulicslly. " See the 29 Wheel Disc today —let us show you all of its quality features, Don't Forget To Attend the Big Soybean Meeting Monday, February 20th In Blytheville. — 61 IMPLEMENT CO. "The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. 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