The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1956 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 1 1988 RE VIEW ™ FORECAST Loss Noted, but Picking Mechanically Paid Off By H. H. CARTER Associate County Agent Farm accounts kept by several North Mississippi County farmers, indicate mechanical cotton pickers to have been'a profitable investment on their farms in 1955. The combined labor and machinery cost per acre of cropland averaged $13.05 lower for seven farmers with pickers than that of two farmers without pickers. llus lactoia ; u »i uf 15 dollars per bale for that Average cropland per larm was, saving, iiu»e%<=i .,,..,. 383 acres, resulting in an average of grade loss, field loss, and mgn- labor-machinery saving of $3,693 er ginning cost for machine picked per farm for the farmers with I cotton. i These farmers averaged 3.0 cents I les? for machine picked cotton than Off-setting this labor-machinery' for hand picked cotton, a grade mechanical pickers. Other Factors Cedar Hill Farm Collierville, Tenn. GUARANTEED DISPERSAL SALE of ABERDEEN-ANGUS CATTLE Thursday, March 8,1956 at Shelby County Penal Farm Memphis, Tenn. Sal* begins at 10 A.M. with 274 lots selling -PROFIT TIP- • Get good chicks • Start 'em early • Safeguard them with life-saving Livium hi Nutrena Chick Starter INJOY THAT . -- rss check how little it costs for famous Nutrena Chick Starter MOORE BROS. STORE West Highway 18 Phone 3-9791 part of their cotton machine harvested. An average fo 78 bales per farm was picked by machines, resulting in an average grade loss of ?l,no per farm. i Most of the cotton from this area went into the loan and mills have been slow to buy it. i.The fact that this cotton is being 1 heavily discriminated against at present by mills, indicates uncertainty as to what future price losses may amount to for machine picked cotton.) Field Loss With an estimated field loss of v2 million dollars per bale of machine picked cotton, average field loss on these seven farms amounted to $585 per farm. (This is based upon an .estimated 5% difference in field loss between machine and tiand picking.) Ginning costs for these farmers averaged $3.35 more per bale for machine picked cotton than for hand picked cotton, resulting in an average increased ginning cost of $261 per farm for the farmers with pickers. Grade loss, field loss, and in- cieased ginning cost averaged 2,016 dollars per farm for these seven farms. This leaves an average net labor- machinery saving of $1,677 per farm for the seven farmers with the pickers as compared to the two farmers without pickers. The farmers with pickers custom-picked an average of 55 bales in addition to their own, to give an average total per farm of 133 bales machine picked. Based on this figure of 133 bales, net saving per bale machine picked was $12.50. Net saving in labor-machinery cost averaged $14.84 per acre of cotton grown on these farms using mechanical pickers. (The weakness of the method used here, especially with the small number of farm records involved, is realized. (However, from the standpoint of averages, -the results are believed to be reasonably reliable for the farms involved.) IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS ADOPTION NOTICE Sarah M. Willson and Robert R. Willson, Pltfs. vs. No. 2,371. G. W. GiHovd, Dft. Take notice that on the 17th day of February, 1956, a petition was filed by Sarah M. Willson and Robert R. Willson in the Probate Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas for the adoption of a certain person named Claudia Rae Gifford. NOW. unless yau appear within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice and show cause against such application, the question shall be taken as confessed and decree of adoption entered. SEAL ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, Clerk. By RUTH C. BESS, D. C. DATED: i. eorj^ry 17, 1956. 2/24-3/2 Lamb is defined as the flesh of young sheep, usually eight to 21 months old. Use a JOHN DEERE "LF" Distributor Every farmer knows there's nothing cheap •bout fertilizar and thai to get the most from •v»ry fertilizer dollar, he has to stretch it to th« limit. And more and more farmers the country over are finding in the John Deere "if" "Propel-R-Fesd" Distributor lie "dol- See Us For JOHN DEERE Quality F;irm Equipment lar stretcher" they've been looking for. The "LF," with its aggressive "Propel-R- Feeds," handles even the most stubborn material with an efficiency that it hard to describe, spreading it uniformly over avery strip and making every pound available to the foraging roots of hungry young plant*. See u« on your next trip to town. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Maloch Says By D. T. MALOCH Mississippi Count; Af«t Soybeans Export* The area along the Mississippi River and along the east coast of the United States is in the most favorable position to compete in the export trade of soybeans. In 1955, 60 million bushels of soybeans were exported from the United States and most of them were produced in the delta land along the Mississippi River. Soybeans are not in an unmanageable position today even though there is an 8 million bushel carryover. This carry-over is considered normal. Japan Is Our Best Market In the past year, 20 million bushels of United States soybeans were purchased by Japanses firms. Practically all soybeans purchased by Japan are used for human food. Criticism leveled at United States soybeans by Japanese buyers according to George Strayer, vice-president of the American Soybean Association were: 1. Too much foreign matter. 2. Too much green color. The most objectionable foreign matter seems to. be morning glory seed and cockleburs. Over >a long period, if Mississippi County farmers desire to sell large quantities of export beans they must grow beans" that the people want to buy and demand that exporters help to maintain standards that will increase exports sales rather than lose markets . U. S. grades or standards must reflect quality and charactristics demanded by the export trade. Some of the reasons given by George Strayer, vice-president' and manager of American Soybean Association, for the United States being able to sell soybeans were: 1. Competitive in price. 2. Beans that contained one to two percent higher oil content. 3. And a sincere desire by Japan to purchase from the United Stat- tes. According to Mr. Strayer, the United . States can expand exports of soybeans to Japan by two or three times with proper promotion and growing what they want to buy in quality, color and grade. New Look at Stock Program At .the livestock meeting at Wilson, March 1, the growers were brought up to date on such topics as: 1. A re-appraisal of the whole problem of silage. 2. Value of testing cattle for gai- nability. 3. Place of anti-biotics in cattle feeding. 4. Is it practical to run hogs and cattle together? 5. Outlook for cattle and hogs. 6. Outlook for feed prices. Cotton Production Meetings During the past two weeks your county agent has met with community groups at Milllgan Eidge, Dyess, Joiner, Whitton, Keiser anc Etowah. Some of the leaders who attended the community meetings had at 1 tended the county-wide meeting therefore, may valueable contributions to the meeting were made bj local people. In some of the communities, they requested similar v meetings on production practices for soybeans. Any group- that would like—to—follov through with the group discussions on soybeans production problems may do so by contacting the county agent's office and requesting our service. Tomato Research The home gardener may be interested in tomato pruning resarch recently released by the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. The experimental work was started in 1955. One part of the experiment was to study pruning methods in relation to yield and grade. "The pruning treatments showed that the unpruned plots significantly outyielded all other treatments in U.S. No. 1 fruits during the season. The total yield of early marketable fruits was also greatest from the unpruned plants, Cracking was serious during 1955, and was the major factor contributing to the number of fruits classified as culls. "Growth cracks increased as the severity of pruning increased. This accounted for the low yield of marketable fruits in the one-stem pruning treatment." Ginners Are Ready for March Meeting Plans are practically complete for the "World's-Largest Cotton Convention" to be held to Memphis on March 12, 13 and 14, according to W. H. Haslauer, president of the Arkansas-Missouri Ginners Association. The 5th Annual Midsputh Gin Supply Exhibit will include Annual Conventions of the Arkansas-Missouri, Louisiana - Mississippi and Tennessee oinners Associations this year, Haslauer said. Commerical exhibit space has been completely sold for the event and a program of educational and entertainment features will be presented to the estimated 3,000 ginners who will atend, Haslauer pointed nnt. NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION •Notice is hereby given that the Annual School Election for the year 195t will be held in Blytheville School District No. 5 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 17, for the purpose of electing school directors, voting on school taxes, and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. The polls will open at 8:00 A.M. and close at 6:30 P.M. at the following places: City Hall West End Fire Station Valley Field Gin, Yarbro Gin Office, Number Nine McGee's Store, Promised Land B. R. HAYS, President, ALVIN HUFFMAN, JR., Secretary. Given this 16th day of February, 1956. 2/17-24-3/2 ANDRE IN ABBES Major Andre originally was burled at Tappan, N. Y., where he was hanged ".s a spy. His body was removed to Westminster Abbey,. London, England, in 1821. Certified Blue Tag DP&L 15 COTTON SEED per ton FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "The Home of Sudden Service" Hutson & Broadway Ph. 3-8191 S. Hiway B! . Ph. 3-4434 Cut Operating Costs! Some Pertinent Facts Propane more than doubles the effective life of a tractor engine. Propane extends overhaul period by three times. Propane doubles the life of values — often extends value life 4 or 5 times longer. Propane doubles the effective life of engine parts... often extends the life of spark plugs and piston sleeves 4 or 5 times longer. Motor oil contanination is greatly reduced — save 75% of oil costs. There is no such thing as a clogged carburetor. When tractor is idling, Propane does not build up low temperature sludge. Blytheville Propane Co. i j "Propane Gat For AH Farm A Nome Nttds" Hhvay 61 North Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 2-206J Theme of the meeting will be "Quality Cotton Sells," Haslauer announced, with full emphasis being given to demands being made on farmers and ginner to maintain the highest possible equality in the growing, harvesting and ginning ol the - state's cotton. Competition from man-made fibers "has created many serious pro- Special FHA Loans Ready For County Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson has authorized special farm operating: loans for eligible "armers in Mississippi County, P. B. Hight, County FHA supervisor Tor the Farmers Home Adminis- r-ition, said today. The action was taken under Public Law 727, 83rd Congress, as amended. The law provides for making special loans for agricultural purposes where there is a need for agricultural credit that cannot be met for a temporary period from commerical banks, cooperative lending agencies, the Farmers Home Administration under its regular programs, or through other types of emergency loans. Applications for the loans can be made at the local county office located at 207 ! / 2 East Hale, Osceola, Arkansas through June 30, 1956. Loan funds may be used to meet normal operating expenses, but not for repayment of existing debts. The applicant must be primarily engaged in farming and have suitable experience and reasonable prospects for success in the farming operations he plans to carry on with the loan. Interest rate is 3 per-cent. Repayments are scheduled according to the borrower's ability to repay. However, loans for crop production are usually scheduled for repayment when the income from the crops is normally, received. The operating loans are secured by liens on crops and chattels. blems for cotton's people, Haslauer continued. The meeting will open at 9:30 a. m. on Monday, March 12 , at the Midsouth Fairgrounds in Memphis and will conclude at noon Wednesday March 14th .Convention headquarters for the participating associations will be the Peabody Hotel. 41% Cotton Seed Meal $ O 20 Per 100 Wt. O Cotton Seed Hulls $1 00 Per 100 Wt. Red Top Gin Co. North Hi way 61 NOW Give your chicks a Super-Start! Your chicks should grow up to 5.4% faster on 7.6% less feed per pound of gain than ever before on Purina Startena! Purina scientists have done it again! They have improved even luc year's wonderful formula so much that you can set dw faster growth —the better coloring-the extra fine feathering. 97% LIVABILITY. last year over 11,000 folks who kept records oo 2,364,891 chicks proved that they could get 97% liability. This it 97 chicks raised out of every 100 bought. LOW IN COST. 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