The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1953 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVn,LE fARKJ COURIER FRIDAY, MAT 1, Mil RE VIEW— FORECAST Farm Prices Drop Two Percent Others One By HAROLD HART LITTLE ROCK (AP) — It has happened again. Farm prices went down another two per cent. . . , The government reports, at the same time, that prices which farmers had to pay for things they use dropped only one per cent. '.„,., , Development of foreign markets to drain off American surpluses has been suggested as a possible solution for the price declines. In the case of cotton, a Llttl Rock cotton merchant says foreigr markets have to be developed ever If It means "giving them (foreign countries) American money io bu cotton." He points out that the domesti markets can absorb about 10 mil lion to 11 million bales, but some thing has to be done about takini care of cotton from the 13, 14 am 15-million bale crops, which have been harvested in recent years, Seek New Seed The research for disease-resist ant seed goes on.... One of the latest seeds is » new Sudan gross developed by the Wisconsin Experiment Station. A few Arkansas farmers may be able to get some of the new variety called Piper. Wheeler B. Perkins, Agriculture Extension Service agronomist, Bays the seed was tested at the Arkansas Main Experiment Station in 1950. It proved slightly more disease resistant than Sweet and Common Sudan. One of the salient factors, says Perkins, is that the Piper variety proved to recover Its growth more rapidly after being chewed off by livestock than any of the other varieties. This last factor, of course, would mean more grazing. The agronomist says that "by next year there should be plenty of Piper seed." In the absence of the seed now, however, Perkins recommends Sudan grass varieties Tift, Sweet and Common, in that order. Peach Shipping Peach men seem eternally beset with a major problem, to wit: At what stage of maturity can peaches best be '• harvested and shipped? Peace growers and shippers are meeting today (Thursday) in Nashville to discuss possible ways to meet demands for riper peaches from Arkansas. Some of the men who discussed the subject and offered tiietr suggestions are Clyde Williams of Nashville, a grower; Bob McClure of Nashville, shipper; Hillinrd Jackson, University of Arkansas, re«c»rcher; Earl J. Allen, Extension horticulturist at Fayetteville; D, B. Yarbrough, Nashville grower; and Marvin Vines, farm editor of Little Bock radio station KTHS. Where's Spring Weather Shut off the rain, turn on the warm weather. Cotlon needs it badly. That's the report from the Federal-State Crop Reporting Service, Some cotton was' planted last week in Ashley, Chicot, Mississippi, Poinsett, St. Francis, Crlt- tenden and Lafayette counties. Tomatoes are making progress in Smith Arkansas. The wet weather has slowed germination o{ early corn. Winter grains are making excellent progress, the agency reports. Cattle continued to make good gains, despite the slowness of pasture growth stemming from cool weather. Sidelights- Several hundred 4-H Club members and Future Farmers of Aerlca are expected to take In the annual Youth Study Day at the Livestock and Forestry Branch Experiment Station near Batesville tomorrow (Friday....The Rice Branch Experiment Station near Stuttgart will hold open house on May 7. In-Floor Brooders Proving To Be Economical in Trials Magnolia — In floor electric-heat brooding has proved the most economical of several systems tested at Southern State College here. In cooperation with the Arkansas Power and Light Co., controlled tests of the in-ltoor radiant brooding have Just been completed on the college poultry farms. An 8-by-10 brooder was installed to accommodate 1,000 chickens, and a special meter was installed to record electricity used. Two. hundred and eighty-six kilowatt'hours were used. Under average farm conditions, ;his would mean an average cost of jrooding ol only two-thirds of a cent per chick. Gas brooding costs mve run between one cent and one and one-half cents. Heat for this type of brooder or- ginates in a heating cable buried n concrete. Insulation beneath the able Meps the heat from going into the ground. The radiant floor brooder te vlr- :ually automatic, as a thermostat 'overns the temperature. It required ix hours for the temperature of the oncrete slab to revert to room tern- Can't Burn Out The Boll Weevil RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) — "You an't Burn Out the Boll Weevil." This fact is also the title of a older issued by North Carolina State College Extension Service. The cover of the folder depicts a aging Jorest fire in full color—often he result when farmers burn over heir fields. The author, Extension Forester John Gray writes: "You an't burn out the boll weevil unless ou burn down all your barns and ut-buildlngs, burn up all your hay- tacks and stored corn, burn up all ,'oodpiles and stacks of refuse, and et all your neighbors to do the ame." Even then, Gray writes, you would lestroy only a very small pcrcent- ge of the over-wintering weevils. "Fifty years' experience has shown hat the only effective way to con- rol boll weevils is to fight them in he field with recommended sprays nd dusts," Gray says. Reserve District Xo. 8 State No. 81-105 Report of Condition of The Farmers Bank and Trust Company of Blytheville, Arkansas at the close of business April 20, 1953, a State banking institution organized and operating under the banking law* of this State and a member of the Federal Reserve System. Published in accordance with a call made by the State Banking Authorities and by the Federal Reserve Eank of this District. ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and cash items in process of collection ................... $1,994,375.44 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 4,132,515.00 Obligations of states and political subdivisions .............. 118.000.00 Corporate stocks (Including $24,000.00 stock of Federal Reserve bank) ............................................. 24,000.00 Loans ;uid discounts 'including $2,110.12 overdrafts) ........ 3.111,243.54 E.mk premises owned §52,500.00, furniture and fixtures Sl.OO 52,501.00 Other assets ................................................ 20.923.50 TOTAL ASSETS ........................................ 89,513,500.41! LIABILITIES Domanci deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations ............................................... SG.005.BCC.3 Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 1,107,011.21 LJejx'sits of United States Government '.including postal .snvir.gs) .......................................... , ..... GG.280.0-' , Deposits of Statts and political subdivisions ................ 473,185.81, Deposits of banks ......................... ................. 220.805.8l-, Otlier deposits 'certified and officers' checks, etc.) .......... 26.9UG.7l TOTAL DEPOSITS ..................... -8,500,215.97 Other liabilities ...................................... - ..... 29,527.78 TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated obligations shown below) ... ............. . ......... . ..... -8,529,743.75 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Capital* ................................................... S 200.000.00 Surplus ............................ ........................ 600,000.00 Undivided profits ........................................... 183,81li.73 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 883.81G.73 TOTAL LIABILITIEC AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $9,513.560.-18 'This bank's capital consists of: Common stock with total par value of $200,000.00. i\I E M O 11A N D A Assets pledged or assigned to secure liabilities and for other purposes 275.000.00 Loans as shown above are after deduction of reserves of.,,, 29,734.64 I, R. A. Porter, Vice-PreMdcnt of the above-named bank, hereby cer- . tif" that the above statement is true to the, best of rny knowledge and belief. - E. A. PORTER, Vice-President. Correct—Attest: B. A. LYNCH J. L. CHERRY F. E, WARREN Directors. State of Arkansas, County of Mississippi »s: Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April, 1953. (Seal) Juanlta Rlggs, Notary Public. My commission expires January 21, 1956. / perature after the heat was discontinued. William Dean, agriculture' major from Mtilvern. who caves for the chicks, listed the following advantages of this system of brooding, 1. Since there is no combustion, no moisture Is released and the Utter stays drier. There Is no sweating of the walls. 2. Feathering was better than on birds of the same breeding and age in an adjoining room where gas was used to brood. 3. In-floor electric heat brooding presents less danger of lire. 4. Water in utensils set on the edge of the concrete slab stayed at a more desirable temperature for baby chicks. 5. Initial cost of equipment compares favorably with other types of brooders. NOTICE In the Probate Court, Chlckasaw- ba District, Mississippi County. Arkansas. In the Matter of the Estate of Mrs. Belle M. Wood, deceased Last known address: 120 Dougan St., Blytheville, Arkansas. Dote of death: April 15, 1953. The undersigned has been appointed Executor of the above named decedent. An instrument dated Oct. 21, 1952, has been admitted to' probate as the last will of the above named decedent and the undersigned has been appointed Executor thereun- der. A contest of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be barred and precluded from any benefit In the estate, This notice first published April 24th.' 1953. Frank C. Douglas, Executor, 215 West Walnut St. Blytheville, Ark. 4124-511-8 FFA WINNERS — Gene Drew (left) and James Erwin took honors last week in livestock and meat judging in'competition with 17 other schools at the annual Future Farmers of America district meeting at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro. Gene took third place in meat judging while James had a second in livestock judging. Both are Blytheville High School FFA members. (Courier News Photo) On Missco Farms Cojntr Ajent Keith J. Bilbrej Strawberries For You Farmers in the Leachvllle area are already in the strawberry harvest. The yield prospects are good and the berries are larger than usual. We were lucky that the recent freeze didn't kill strawberries and peaches. Do you know of anything that is better than strawberries and ice cream, the year around? If you like berries as well as I do, you will be making some plans to get some berries from the Leachvllle area and put them tn your home freezer. It might be well to call some of the producers before making the trip over there. They pick on every other day or every third day. Who Are They? Some of the producers that I can .hink of include: the Johnson Brothers, Jimmy Kennett, Johnnie Swlhart, and Elwood Smiley. There ire numerous other producers in ;he area, of course. Wlmt'll You Have? If you don't want strawberries for ;our freezer, maybe you would like ;o buy some asparagus from Ed Stacy at Dell. If you want some jreens, eee Joe Morris at Lone Oak >r Godfrey White at Osceola. By the way, excellent peaches will ikely be available from the Johnon Bros, and Johnnie Swlhart at jcachvllle this summer. Me, I would like to have a quarter of beef In my locker, and may arrange it since the price is down considerably. Everybody Is Doing* It I used to hear many stories to the effect that you couldn't hatch goose eggs successfully in an Incubator. Now it seems that anybody can hatch them, especially with proper care and precautions that We have learned. Hershel Johnson at Leachville bought a large incubator this spring and out of the first 372 fertile eggs he got 256 goslings. That Is 71 per cent hatchabillty. Heavy Fertiliser Use One of two things Is happening. The BlythevIIle Fertilizer Company is traveling at night and scattering their fertilizer sacks all over the landscape, or farmers are using a great deal more fertilizer this iear than ever before. We have had many more office calls this spring on what kind and how much fertilizer to use and how to apply it. They Reported . Bill Joe Denton, President of the Mississippi County Far«f Bureau and Charles 'Rose, State Director were two of the men who represented Arkansas in the recent Texas Conference on the law directing the distribution of cotton acreage during a control program. They reported to an Executive Meeting of the Farm Bureau Board Wednesday * fOVND PERSONAL do a WHALE of a job! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will app«ar same day. ' * AM classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS The general feeling was that the far west would not gain the addl- lional cotton acreage they they had hoped to gain. There was some fel- ing expressed that if the control program conies in 1954, acreage allotments to Mississippi County would be somewhat comparable to the last acreage control program. Mexican Labor Relations The Agricultural 'Council of Arkansas and the Mississippi County Farm. Bureau sponsored a meeting in Osceola last Saturday night at which time the Mexican Consul; Mr. Cano, and a delegation were entertained, and they in turn gave a program for aproximately 100 farmers •who attended the meeting. The County Farm Bureau financed the • It's so simple te re-roof with Certain-teedJ These colorful Thick Butt Shingles go right on over the old ones. And presto—the whole house looks sparkling new! Weather-tough Certain-teed Shingles are ^ie best all-around, all-weather protection you can get for your home. Don't wait if your roof needs repair. See us todayI » A new roof or any other home irn.- jrovement may be financed by 36 monthly payments or three annual myments to farm customers. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Phone 4551 Friendly Building Ser.r/ce' program. It was an attempt at Improving relations between Mississippi County users and the Mexican Consul. There Is certainly room for Improvement in the relation!. CLOSED TOMORROW! L. K. Ashcraft Co. R.R. and Cherry Ph. 4493 WEIGHT Tractor tires NOW SOLUTION For EXTRA Drawbar Pull This exclusive Goodyear method of liquid weighting adds up to 25% more drawbar pull . . . get» more yrork done per hour . . . adds extra traction to all makes of tractor tires. Call us ... we'll corn* out and fill your tractor tires with Goodyear Solution 100 todayl ^ PHONE 2492 FOR QUICK SERVICE GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE 410 W. Main Phone 2492 DELTA IMPLEMENTS lie tftt*^ 6863 ~r. BLYTHEVILLE, ARK- Faster, Cleaner Start for Your, Crops with a WUWr™- ROTARY -^-lOWER CULTIVATOR Model R-4 —15" wide-" 4 flexible sections CROSS-CUT ACTION KNOCKS OUT WEEDS Pat. No. 2560359 sec the off-set, cross-cut tooth arrangement on the ring. That's the secret of better weeding and cultivation at high speeds. Note, too, the shape of each tooth that delivers the stroke directly on the point Here is • cultivator that 13 engineered for better soil disturb•nee. Better Cultivation Pays Off in Yields The WINPOWER Rotary Cultivator J 3 the best insurance toward a bigger, safer harvest. The flexible sections, with offset, cross-cut action knocks out weeds, breaks up crusi and cJods, and save* the moisture far growing crops. End sections fold up. Coupling is adjustable for close turns. Hitches can be reversed for transport and crust breaking only. Construction is rugged, for years of trouble-free service. Come in and see lor yourself how this WINPOWER Rotary Cultivator wiU make money for you. It's the cultivating tool that gives your crop* » faster, cicanei start to the biggest yields ever. Come In TODAY! VZLTA DO YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE BILLS? I RUN INTO THEM CONSTAMTIY. RUM INTO DELTA IMPLEMENTS.!? -ft.

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