The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 17, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHTEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS f RIDAY, "APRIL 17, 19158 RE VIEW *"> FORECAST On Arkansas Farms Huge Arkansas Farm Corporation Raises kice, Cattle on Vast Scale By HAROLD HART CARLISLE, Ark. (AP) — Kice and cattle. That combination is being raised on a vast scale by the Southern Rice Farms, Inc. This wholly owned Arkansas corporation lias 7,200 acres in rice this year. That makes it one of the largest single producers of rice in the state. in lespecleza, pastures, etc." But back to cattle... The company perhas is Arkansas' best advertisement out of the state. It shows prize rattles in fairs,nt Springfield. III., Columbus, O., Memphis, Houston, and Bartow, They have a herd of some 200 registered Brahman cattle, standing alone as Arkansas' largest breeders of the oldest domestic cattle known to man. Thirty individual farms encompass 28,000 acres spread over the counties of Arkansas, Lonoke, Prairie, St. Francis and Lee. The corporation \vas organized in 1942, j cuttle. I arm jn the direction of countless but really entered cattle raisins in j The Clrcle-Squnre-Bnr brant! can Brahman, Hereford* and Angus a big way about 1950. It is head- i be found scattered in herds specking the landscape practically is Ward Amaden, half owner of the herd and the man who bosses the show cuttle wherever they are taken. "Weve Increased our herd by more than 400 head since last year," he said. Pin., one of the nations j » Look afc ' those aren - t they largest show arenas for Brahman beautiful," he enthuses, waving an quarted in Carlisle. How does it work? "We grossed about dollars in rice last year, says Farm Manager John R. Hailna. "But you cant grow rice alone. It tears down the land. We use a two and one system—one year in rice and two years in cattle and pasture crops. For instance, he continues, "we now have 3,000 acres In oats. 3,000 in soybeans and 7,000 acres throughout Minnesota, Illinois I Ohio, Iowa, Indiana and many million j other states. In addition to the some 200 registered Brahman, Hanna says the herd breaks down into something like this: Cross breeds, 478: registered Herefords, 93; registered Polled Herefords, 46; commercial Herefords, 537; and commercial Angus, 269. Exuding enthusiasm and pride Ogden, Arksoy Prove Best for Arkansas FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Tests excel S-100 in seed, yield. have shown that the soybean varieties best adapted to Arkansas conditions are Ogden and Arksoy, including the numerous selections made from them, according to Dr. Paul E. Smith, assistant agronomist with the university of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. In general, dgden is slightly superior to Arksoy in seed yield and oil content, he adds. Dr. Smith recently summarized the results of soybean varietal trials conducted at Fayettevllle, Stuttgart, Marianna and Olarkcdale during the four years 1948 through 1952. The figures are given In Report Series 36 of the Arkansas Experiment Station, along with average yields for the 10-year period 1943-52. Four Maturity Groups The soyoean varieties tented were divided into four maturity groups, Including very early, early, early midseason, -and late mldseason. Ogden and Arksoy belong to the eariy midseason group. Dr. Smith states, which best fits Arkansas conditions. A new variety. Dorman, has joined the early group, and is being recommended in preference to S-100 to extend the harvest season or for special situations. Dorman is the result of a cross between Arksoy and Dunfleld, and was developed and released through cooperative efforts of the U. S. De-» partment of Agriculture and agricultural experiment stations In Arkansas and other states. It has proven superior to S-100 In oil content, disease resistance, and ground cover, and will equal or NEW RESEARCH HEAD — Dr. John W. White, head of the rural economics department at the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture for the past six years, will become associate director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station on July 1. He S',^.- ceeds Dwight Isely, who assumes emeritus rank on that date. GAS installation " Black Pipe Ft. 25c Black I'ipc Fl. 19c Black I'ipc Fl. Me Black Pipe Ft. lie Galvanized Pipe .. .Ft. 13c Galvanized Pipe Ft. 17c GALV. & BLACK FITTINGS List Less 50% Gas Slop $2,05 Gas Slop 51.68 Gas Stop SI/87 Gas Stop $1.16 ORSBURN SUPPLY 1916 W. Main Ph. 3208 Early Beans Not Okayed Varieties In the very early group are not generally recommended for use In Arkansas, but where a very early variety Is desired to fit into a rotation or meet a special need, the tests show that either Perry or Wabash may be grown. In the southern pnvl of the state, the late midseason varieties Vol- state and Roanoke are adapted, although yields will be reduced in years when there is a late summer drought. Growers wishing to grow soybeans for hay will find that midseason varieties that produce good seed yields also produce satisfactory yields of hay. In addition Tanner, Laredo, nncl j Otooltin varieties are^wcll adapted for hay production. The reaction of most of the varieties io throe .soybean diseases commonly found in the state is also covered in the report. • Copies of the publication, which is Report Series 36. "Soybean Vari- etal Trials in Arkansas, 1949-52." may be obtained free of charge from county Extension agents or from the Bulletin Office, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, Fayetteville. as far as you can see. "There is something indescribable when your entry is announced winner over breeders from all over the country . . . there's just something about it. "Now take Hugh over there," he says, pointing to a 'massive headed Brahman bull. "He has never been defeated in Arkansas. WciRhs about 1.780 pounds...2% years old. A South American couple offered us nearly $5.000 for him last February after he took fifth at Houston." For all farmers, Amaden has this word of advice: "There is nothing in the world like cattle to build up land." , Near Record Crop Seen Barring killing frosts or HEIFER-BACK RIDERS—Marolyn and Carolyn Yordy, 12-year- old twins of Brookville, Kans., take a ride astride their unusual steeds, their pet heifers. Ttie girls used to ride pigs, but now they've graduated to taller animals. On Missco Farms County Afcnt Keith J. BHbrej State's Pine Hit by Fly LITTLE ROCK (#)—A new species of suwfly is devouring South Arkansas and North Louisiana pine forests. Its presence was discovered recently by a Canadian entomologist, C. E, Stafford of the University of Toronto. Stafford said he believed the Insect is confined to South Arkansas and a small area in North Louisiana. The sawfly family was first discovered in 1941 and is composed of hardy insects whose larvae eat the foliage from_plnes. The pests do not kill the trees, but they retard growth and weaken them so that they are subject to other forms of killing blight and Insects. Stafford's Arkansas trip wa« financed by his university and the Ontario provincial government. Since gallium, a little known metal, melts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit, it is perfectly safe to pour it into the palm of a hand. Gallium remains a liquid up to about 360ft degrees and may some day V%? used for military purposes. / Are You Ready? Are you making preparations on your farm now for the very tremendous changes that must come with the probable cotton acreage controls in 1954? Just for planning'a sake, let's suppose that you get a other 1 cotton acreage allotment of 37 per unforeseen conditions. Arkansas I cent of y° ur C1 '°P Iand for 1954 ' may raise several near record crops. | What are you going to put the other The FcdcnU-Stale Crop Reporting lan(t in ? Service the states winter wheat crop was indicated at 600,- If you are going to bring livestock into your farming operation, you 000 bushels on April 1. That would f "re going to need a good depend- be the largest crop since the G85,- ! able pasture, aren't you? If you are going to need a good pasture in Ice-Free I'ort Warmth of the Gulf Stream makes Murmansk the only ice-frco Rims Inn port exbept those on the Black Sea. Archangel, five degrees farther south, is icebound in winter. 000 bushels harvested in 1944. 1 Cotton warehousemen are getting facilities i ready to handle what they believe will be another large crop. And Johnson County peach growers are expecting one of the biggest crops in years, possibly approaching the 1950 bumper harvest. The strawberry crop isn't too promising. A recent heavy frost hurt it. As of April 1, the prospect was for a crop of 291,000 crates, the lowest since 1944. The frost hit after that date, possibly further reducing possible yield. SIDELIGHTS: Fifty-four registered Guernseys from nine states brought a. total of SIR,860 at the Guernsey Breeders Association sale in Little Rock Wednesday....the Southeast Arkansas Livestock Show Association will hold its annual spring District Fat Stock Show and Sale April 25 at the shows grounds near Pine Bluff....Dr. John \V. White, head of the Rural Economics. Department since 1047, will 'become associate director of the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station on 'July 1. lie will succeed Professor Dwight Isely, who will become professor emeritus....plant diseases are said to cost Arkansas farmers between 40 or 50 million dollars each year. JOHN DEERE ROTARY HOES Here's one oi the most effective ways you can "rescue" thriving young crops—from strangling crust and thieving weeds. Cultivate your fields with a John Deere Rotary Hoe. It thoroughly mulches and aerates the soil next lo the young plant; il kills many weeds which ordinarily aren't touched by shovel-type cultivators. What's more, you'll handle this close-cultivating job in a hurry. This four-row hoe moves along at 5 mph., cultivating 14 feet at a time ... up lo 80 acres in a 10-hour day. This strong, sturdy, all-steel hoe can be used in units of 2, 4, or 6 gangs. Its simplicity, low cost, and efficient work make the John Deere an essential implement for your farming operation. Let us show you how il fits your farming needs; come in soon. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. "Your John Deere Dealer" S. Highway 67 • Phone .|.m 1954, that means you should seed it, by all means, this fall, doesn't it? If you are going to seed a pasture or establish alfalfaa this fall, you need to grow a crop this year that will come off early. You better do a lot nf that type thinking. H the good Lord permits you fellows to produce the IG.000,000 bales you are determined to produce, acreage con! -ols, regimentations, and tremendous adjustments are ahead of you. The Cheapest Feed So fnr as I know, it has been proven many, many times that the cheapest cattle feed you can produce on the farm is silage. The tonnage per acre is tremendous, the carrying capacity per acre is great, and it is relished by cattle. I have just received a new Extension leaflet on silage from the University and it is really good. Some of the subjects included are: values of si.' -ge, suitable silage crops, right stage for cutting, comparisons of fifteen different silage per acre, harvesting machinery, preparing and storing, amounts needed and size of silo for your needs. Honest With You I am being honest with you when I suggest that many of you should try some chemical weed control in your cotton this year. I think there is no question now but what grass can be controlled satisfactorily in cotton by applications of these post emergence oils after the crop comes up. This county will robably have its biggest acreage in all history. You know there is even less labor than last year. A wet spring and every one of you are in trouble. All of the post emergence oil people plead with you not to call on them for help after your grass is taller than cotton. Their products are not made for that type of control. Watch For It Watch for our summary report on the use of rotary hoes in next week's paper. We sent out a questionnaire survey to 250 farmers we knew who were using rotary hoes and were tremendously pleased ro receive 90 returns. This tool is of even more value than I suspected. Dead Chickens • Colds of one type or another seem to have had young chickens in epidemic stage. Use Sulmet. That is : one of the suHa drugs that really does wonders, in controlling most of | the colds in poultry flocks. Air is sucked into a modern jet engine at the rate of three tons a minute, and air-speed inside the crops expressed in terms of gains , engine reaches 1200 miles per hour. We're growing pullets on less than 50( worth of You can do it too. On the Purina Program the cost is low— less than 50p worth of Purina Growing Chow—plus your grain—to raise a good production-type pullet. We're doing it right in our store: After a Chick Startena start, pullets just naturally race to the nest on Purina Growing Chow and grain. FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main Phone 3441 MASSEY-HARRIS 4-ROW DRILL PLANTER There's no need to keep your tractor tied up with a planter that is a problem and big job to attach and take off. The Massey-Harris No. 77 4-Row Drill Planter can easily be attached to any tractor in only a few minutes . . . making it possible for you to get twice as much use out of your tractor. You plant much, much faster with the 4-Row Drill Planter ... up to 6 m.p.h 75 acres a day! Check heads, valves, clutches . . . they're all eliminated. Easy pulling holds fuel costs down. You can keep repairs at a minimum, save seed and plant a more val- uable crop. It's flexible to follow land variations and maintain uniform planting depth on level land and on the contour. Frames are steel . . . welded for strength to carry large capacity seed and fertilizer hoppers over rough fields. Extras include: 85- pound Capacity Fertilizer Hoppers, Automatic Blade Marker, Disc Furrow Opener and 7-Toolh Drive Sprocket. Seed Cans: Cotton and Corn Cell Drop, Corn and Duplex Cans. See it NOW! It's the "most popular planter on the market today." 61 IMPLEMENT CO. "The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 Phone 2142 do a WHALE of a job! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear samt day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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