The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 18, 1955
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18,'1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN I* M BSS "" " f ••** REVIEW»»° FORECAST On Missco Farms Bj KEITH BILBREX Count; Atenl Cost of Lobbying There are some people who say that lobbying should be outlawed. Really, I think most Congressmen will tell you that lobbies are necessary, It is our system in a democratic country of keeping very busy congressmen informed with problems ot our particular interest. It may be. however, that when one lobbying group has a great deal more money to lobby with than another, some unfairness will exist. Have you ever seen a record ot ndmitted expenses by large national lobbying groups? Federal law requires lobbying groups to register nnd report expenditures for lobbying activities. The top 10 organizations ranted in order of expenditures reported in 19M are as follows: Nat! Milk Producera Fed. *185,496 ASSOC. of Am. RH». ' Nat. red of P. O. Clerics Am. red of Labor (AFL) Congrew of Ind. Org. Am PKm Bureau Fed Natl. Aswe of B« Coops. . Southern State* Did. Council Farmer* Mil. * Coo?. Union of Am. (l»»nnei» Union) Hail. Rural Elect rtp Coop. AMOC. and green soybeans. "We are sliU open U> suggestions and hope that this needed refinement in the standards can be brought about. A certificate reading number two yellow soybeans for example means little to a purchaser who expects to receive soybeans of 4 clear yellow color and find upon examination that the delivery consist of soybeans predominantly green in color although yellow In cross a matter of setting . 146,013 126.996 120,119 112,408 110,537 86,768 83,338 . WhlH I kin thinking abeut It I would like to remind you that the Misiinippi County Farm Bureau, with 1 ionw good help from others, did an excellent Job of lobbying last spring to prevent the Ogden- soybean from being reclaimed, which in affect' would have reduced the loan price on Ogden type soybeans a great deal. You wouldn't call that unfair lobbying would you? Now here's where some Interesting dlfferwiwi In the total amount of morier "pent tor lobbying existed in »64: IM It II 14 Amount Spent 666,1* 915,583 411,029 198,437 117,831 Increased Use of Fertilizer Based on Two Primary Facts Missouri farmers h'ave recognized two facts that are responsible for the great increase in fertilizer use in the state, says Dr. W. A. Albrecht, chairman of the University of Missouri These facts are, one, fertility supplies in the soil are decreasing and, two, that fertilizer has its greatest value when it is used to .build the soil up for long-time benefits rather than for short-term profits on one crop. And, the increased use of fertilizers shows the farmer's ap- _..,, r ,;.,t; nn nf thn ,-nia fhaf cnii nlavQ in nlant. anH animal nutrition. lOT'SHUJ L-LC11H JUUllLO UU U1IC «.1U^. ^mw, n>*- un-mw'J.vw -•* , preciation of the role that soil plays in plant and animal nutmion. tabor CittMM Tarm ProhmioMrl » Military wd Yets ! Fun mrc*u Conwntion That reminds me of another lobby. I have heard that the following people from North Mississippi County, among others, plan to attend the State Farm Bureau convention in Little Roclc, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of next week: Bill Wyatt, Charlie Brogdon, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Smothermon, Joe Ewing, H. C. Knappenberger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore, Lewis Nash, Kemper Bruton, James Manley, all of -Blytheville, and Vance Dixon, Charlie Lutes, Brad Shearin, and C. D. Long from New Liberty. Earl Wildy, Alex Curtis, Glen Horner D. C. Wright, Burt Williams, Mike Thleme and L. V. Waddell from Manila. J. Clark and .John Bearden Jr. from Leachvllle, M. R. Griffin from Dell. Claud Duncan from Half Moon. Charles and Nick Rose from Roseland and of course your county agent. Soybean Problem* Th« question arises again and •gain, "Will the Ogden soybean be reclaisified In 1966?" You are familiar with the proposal of the U.SJJ.A. in 1955 that they be reclassified. Also with the intense opposition to this proposal from the South. I don't suppose anybody living can tell you whether Ogden soybeans will ever be reclassified by the U.S.D.A. I can quote for you however a statement made by Jnmes E. Barr with the Grain Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, Washington, D.C. He is the gentlemen that made the original proposal for reclassification at the Memphis hearing last year. He talked to the national meeting of the American Soy bean Association this summer — here is a part of what he said: ind section. "This is not — _- --. one type of soybean from another where it may be discriminated against. Appropriate discounts for any less desirable type or quality of a commodity will always be applied. Likewise premiums will be offered for superior quality or for types that are best suited for a given purpose." Lee Beans Yields High We are getting numerous reports that the Lee soybean is out yielding Ogdens 5 to 12 bushels per acre. We do not doubt the reports but would like to suggest for your consideration the Lee soybean is not that much beter than Ogden, year in and year out. U.S.D.A. people who produced the Lee bean have not contended .that it is very superior to Ogden in yield per acre. Experiment stations have not found it is much higher yielder than Ogden in other years. I would like to offer this suggestion: we had no rains In Mississippi County from about July 21 to Sept. 30, except for very small scattered showers. This covered the entire fruiting period of Ogdens and hurt their yielding potential. If you will check the weather records you will find that we had a very fine and general rain in this area on Sept. 30. Almost three inches of rain fell. That was too late ,to help Ogden yields because they are maturing at that time and are usually ready to combine ten days later, Oct. 10. Mature Late On ttie other hand Lee soybeans mature considerably later and are not ready to combine until about Nov. 2, in this area. The Lee beans perhaps benefited considerably from the good rain on Sept. 30. I am discussing this matter because I would hate to see farmers plant their entire acreage to Lee's in 1966. Since the Lee beans mature right on the average frost date in this area, Nov. 1, then there is danger of geting reduced yields from Lee's when you might get an early frost. I can remember a recent year, I think in 1951, when we had a very heavy killing frost on Oct. n. It badly damaged late maturing soybeans in this area that year. I think that Lee soybeans might have been hurt in the same way if we had been growing them then. Some Lees Needed On the other hand I think there .„ a place on most farms to grow some Lee soybeans. In the first place they are yellow beans. We are interested in that. In the next place they are high yielders. They are quit* resistant to disease. They will help you to spread the combine season on any farm. They will not shatter out. If for any reason you are forced to leave soybeans in the field long beyond combining time, this could be a real advantage. If you have a field that is particularly foul where you may expect a large number ol weeds, can't aford to chop them out and keep them clean, and may have to wait until a frost kills the weeds before you could combine the beans, then I think you certainly ought to plant that field in Lee's. Soil Sampling Earl Wildy, president of the Mis- | sissippi County Farm Bureau instructed us today to order additional impling tubes for the Farm Bu- and green soybeans met with strong opposition from all organizations and groups in the lower Mississippi Delta area and in the Atlantic seaboard producing states. The department felt at the time and Is still of the opinion that a ^classification of thase soybeans is necessary if we are to have standards that clearly reflect distinct types of yellow "* Farmers should receive the most credit for increased fertilizer use, Albrecht says. Secondly, credit goes :o educational agencies helping the farmer get knowledge and those who help the farmer put the ideas into practice. In speaking of increased fertilizer use, Albrecht notes that the tonnage of nitrogen, phosphorus, and jotash used in mixed fertilizers in 1945 tripled that of 1942. And, by 1950, had risen to four times the amount used in 1945. In 1955, it looks as though the 1950 figure will be doubled. In terms of rock phosphate, the tonnage for 1945 triples that of 1942 and that for 1950 was more than 6'b times that used in 1945. And. in 1955, rock phosphate use may equal 1950 although this will be only half the amount used in 1952, the peak year. Tonnage Doubled The same is true when it comes to the use of magnesium and calcium in limestones. Although the greatest increase in limestone use came prior to the last 10 years, lime tonnage used in 1950 doubled that used in 1945. While much lime is still used, there is a need for more liming as previous applications have finished their usefulness and more is needed. In looking to the future, Albrecht reminds farmers that they still de- plica! • of less than 200 pounds in ac». This application will not maintain the fertility of cultivated soil let alone the acreage not under cul- ;ivation. Missouri farmers now buy fertilizer in any month of the year and are using it almost any time they can get it on the field. Albrecht sys this proves they are aiming to treat the soil—not to treat the crops only at planting time. COLLECTIVE CORNCOB- Corn pops all over this ear grown in Russia's Kharkov region. It was developed by Agronomist Molebny, director of the region's Lenin State Farm, to see how many "satellites" could be grown around the main ear. By selection and creation of conditions, he says he has increased the number of shoots around the main axis to from eight to 12. An official Soviet source says at least 75 per cent of the special seeds he developed have produced plants .vith many cn!^. Rounded Education NEW HAVEN, Conn. (IP) — With the possible exception of Methusela, nobody could live long enough to take all the courses offered by Yale University. The curriculum of 1,450 courses and a student would need more than 350 academic years to go trohugh all of them, reports President A. Whitney Griswold. uend upon the native fertility of the soil to a great extent. With about 13 million Missouri acres under cultivation, total fertilizer use, including rock phosphate but not limestone, amounts to an annual ap- "Don't worry Mrs. Weeps! Your sense of well-being: will return just as soon as you buy a Caloric Gas Range. And they're 'Sooo Reasonable' at the BLY- TH9V1LLE PROPANE CO.!" rpD/MFR\ "Prquwe fiat faff// MB1L Far* ariHornkee&" H™^™'?") H'ujay 61 N. Blytheville.Ark. MYSTERY SWEET POTATO — This seven-pound sweet potato, a recently-harvested yam in good condition, was brought to the Courier News office by W. H. O'Bannon. He's a painter, not a farmer. John House, another painter, gave it to him and "someone gave it to him and someone else passed it along to the first fellow." It Is known that it was grown near Clear Lake and whoever did it is a sweet, sweet potato grower. (Courier News Photo) ling tubes may be borrowed from the Soil Conservation office at Manila. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Granted Suffrage Kansas was the first state to grant women municipal suffrage as well as the right to hold municipal office, according to the Encyclopedia Britanntca. are is a part 01 wnau ue &niu. j«.,,^.." B "The proposal to reclassify yellow reau. They will be kept in the county agent's office and you may borrow them to collect yor soil samples this fall and winter. After hearing of all the reports ol increased yields from proper ferlili-1 zation this year I would assume] that you would want to send some j soil samples in to the university; this fall. i I understand also that soil samp-1 Certified LEE Soybeans 80% OR BETTER GERMINATION $4 5 ° Per Bushel 50c per bushel deposit will hold your order until Planting Time. FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" N. Broadway at Mutton Ph. 3-8191 Seeing is believing — ALLIS-CHALMERS ENGINEERING IN ACTION the new WO-45 Tracfor You'll believe When you see it on your farm. You'll feet 'the difference when you drive it yourself. You'll sane when you buy it. That's ALLIS-CHALMERS ENGINEERING IN ACTION. Let us demonstrate today. ALLIS-CHALMERS IA1ES AND SERVICE BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 3-4404 G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL "I Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division More ffian BALES per acre a champion seed helps champion farmers break all records/ Thomas R. Coleman, Yazoo City, Mississippi, set a new high in cotton production in the Mississippi 5-acre cotton production demonstration in 1954. Using Deltapine 15 Breeder's Kcg- istered Seed, he produced 4.22 bales per acre, with a lint average o£ 2,112 pounds per acre. J. W. and J. H. Pruitt, champion farmers from Clarksdale, Mississippi, broke records, too, in the 5-ncre demonstration. Using Deltapine 15 Breeder's Registered Cotton Seed, they produced 4.14 bales to the acre with a lint average of 2,072 pound* per acre. DELTA S PINE LAND CO. — breeders of the "BelfI Bast Cotton" ore the originator! and producer* of D&PL-FOX and DELTAPINE 15. Breeder's Registered D & PI-FOX • Foil Fruiting ' • l«rly Moluring • ixLllint for Machine H • »od,rol«ly-Hi,h Linl P (34% to 3«%) • 1-1/li I* 1-3/n InfK IhtpU iitlnt "Fustest With the Mostest" Many producers have observed that the early fruiting habit of Fox enabled it to set a crop on early moisture, before the hot dry weather burned up other varieties. Farmers like Fox cotton for its fast fruiting, early maturing qualities, premium staple and good picking by hand or machine. But here again the number one reason for the popularity of D&PL-FOX is that it is t Proved Profit Maker in many areas. Breeder's Registered DtLTAPINE 15 Mriium-Eorly Monrina Hoovy Yi.ldins • High Lint Portent (38% to 40%) • EOIY Picking - Hnnd or Machin. . 1-1/U 10 1-1/B Inth Stapl. The COTTON That Won't ©ult Maybe it is this extra stamina of stalk and root system which makos it stand up better under severe conditions, or the fact that it will respond to late summer rnins with an extra top crop. Msiybe these plus features combined with the fact that Deltapine 15 lias the highest pin turnout of any variety of comparable staple, are the reasons why one-third of the cotton acre- ape of the If. S. is planted with this famous cotton year after year. The main reason, however, is that farmers make move money by planting Deltapine 15 cotton. We hove a moderate amount of Breeder's Registered Sead of o new H6 inch strain of Dellapine, Deltapine Staple. S« your seed distributor or write, wire or phone _ DELTA & PINE LAND COMPANY SCOTT, MISSISSIPPI • BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS "Breeders of the Belt's Bert Cation" Distributed In North and Central Arkansas By THE PAUL D. FOSTER COMPANY Box 326 Blyrh«ville,Ark. Phone 3-3418

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