The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 23, 1956 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 23, 1956
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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN | REWIEW — FORECAST On Missco Farms • Bj KEITH BILBKCV CounVj \ltnl Your Slip Is Showing Surely you thought to Inoculate your alfalfa seed before planting. Frankly I have been very much surprised at the number of farmers who have planted alfalfa recently and did not-inoculate the seed. I thought the value of inoculating alfalfa seed had beeif-proven time and time again. To me, it's much more important that you ' inoculate your alfalfa seed than it is Ho inoculate soybeans. Soybeans have been inoculated and grown on our soil so often that the inoculating bacteria remains in nearly all our land. On the other hand many years transpired between planting of alfalfa on the same land. If you do not inoculate alfalfa it can hot be the "soil building" crop you expect of It. It will. have to draw nitrogen from the soil to live and grow (like cotton and corn) instead of drawling nitrogen from the air for these purposes. If you did not inoculate the seed, what about mixing the inoculant with some sand, then broadcasting the sand, over the alfalfa field in the sam way Uiat you might broadcast ' lespedeza or some similar seed. The sand, and rains that follow, will carry the bacteria to the alfalfa plants. Soil Tots Summary A recent soil test summary for all of the testing work done to date in North Mississippi County shows th»t only * percent of North Mississippi County soils need additional lime. The need for lime is noticeably higher west of the lake. Fourteen percent of the soils there need additional lime. Less than 3 percent of the soils east of Big Lake need additional lime. Only 4 percent of the county soils need additional phosphorous. Thirty-three percent of the soils east of Big Lake need additional potash but 81 percent of the. soils west of Big Lake need additional potash. Ninety-eight of the soils need additional nitrogen for ideal cotton and corn production. Farmers Are Asking: SHOULD I PLANT OGDENS IN 1956? Personally if I were farming and liked Ogdens I would plant at least a part of my crop in that variety another year. I believe that it is a positive fact that the U.S.D.A. will not reclassify Ogdens in 1956. I don't expect any discrimination against Ogden this year. But if discrimination does come it will be a design of the American buyers and not due to U.S.D.A. If exporters could work out a system of guarantee strictly yellow beans to the Japanese market, then they might start a discount against a green seed coated bean. I suppose if I were farming in the vicinity of Blytheville, I might plant 25 percent Dormans, 50 percent Ogdens, and 25 percent'of the crop in Lees. HOW LATE CAN I PLANT STRAWBERRIES? Early March plantings are de- SEED SOYBEANS Should be re-cleaned before planting! —Our cleaner removes all morning glorys, weed seed ind foreign material. Charges for This Service Very Reasonable. HENDERSON SEED CO. S. Highway 61 Ph. POplar 2-2860 Any 3-Poinf Hitch TIU - DIOf POWER-LIFT Planter Jack Robinson Implement Co. "Your Ferguson Dealer" Maloch Says By I) V MA1.CHH Mlisisiippl Count; Areul ment provided they make the an The Omnibus Farm Bill jmnibus farm bill before Congress has been debated heatedly with proponents ^pr various segments being countered by opponents to the degree that most amendments have been, made by very narrow margins. Some of the votes appear .to be highly partisan-and others a little more on the bipartisan order. According to • preliminary outlines, local administration of many features of i the Senate bill will causa considerable confusion. However,. since 1933, most new approaches to the farm .program hive likewise been a problem to administer. Since farmers have elected conscientious and honest group of men to your county ASC Committee, you can look forward to the best possible administration of any new phases of the, program developed by. Congress. Depend on Justification Only? For many years the national farm program has been justified and I think rightly so on the basis of special benefits and privileges to other groups. The extremist in farm groups have made many headlines during the past ten years. One extremist group advocates nc supports whatever and the other that the government set up 100 percent supports for a very limited production per farm and go more and more into the marketing end'of the farm problem. There is a very large group of farmers who take a more moderate point of view than the extremist, but their views have been hard to crystalize into a pattern that can command sufficient national backing to continue the. sound poll- cies and laws and bring about changes that promote the general welfare of commercial farms like we have In Mississippi County. Analysis Are Needed Also, farm leaders need to continue (1) careful analysis of the effect that competing products will have on volume used (cotton U. S. synthetics; butter V. S. oleomargarine, etc.l (21 Effect of price on volume exported. (3) Effect of support level on acreage allotted. (4) Others. Farmers may have widely different views on the above topics but I have faith in their judge- sirable. Strawberries planted any time during the month of March should have an excellent chance to live, especially if you irrigate them in the summer as needed. HOW MUCH LESPEDEZA SHOULD I PLANT PER ACRE? The much lower lespedeza prices are encouraging additional farmers to plant some lespedeza in pastures and for hay. Approximately 30 pounds of lespedeza per acre la the recommended rate. IS NEMATODE CONTROL PRACTICAL IN COTTON? Several farmers West of the lake are asking this question. Certainly it's possible to control nematodes in cotton. The cost per acre might not make it «. practical matter however unless nematode d«mage is pretty severe. It will cost you about 815.00 per acre for fumigating treatment. WHAT FORM OF TRACTOR FUEL IS THE CHEAPEST IN THE LONG RUN? This won't answer your question but the horsepower result from gallon of each type of fuel might help you to decide. In terms of work per gallon, in drawbar horsepower hours, gasoline is rated at 9.9, tractor fuel at 9.9, diesel fuel at 13.4, and L. P. gas at 7.9. Need a new spring-tooth harrow? Remember, you can't beat a John Deere for quality construction and dependable good work behind your tractor. Bett of all, you can choose ' the size that best fits your power, made up of 3- or 4-foot Mctioni, with lever control, trip-rop» control, or the new remote-cylinder hydraulic control. If your tractor has 3-point hitoh, w« can furnish the John Deere Spring-Tooth Harrow in 8-foot width, all ready to hook up, pick up, and go to work. Hydraulic control raises it to clear trash, etc. These are the harrows that for many years have led the field in modern design, ease of handling, wide adaptability, ample thoe area, choice of tooth'-types and cutting width), clearance, and good penetration—a dealt- able, over-all balance of good features.- Come in and talk harrow with ui, MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-4434 JOHN DEERE Dealer/ft QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT alysis fronfi facts and data- based on facts, Something to Think About 8j GERTRUDE B BOLIMAN CcuntT Heine Oempnstralion Ascot BIylheville H. D. Club A call meeting for the Blytheville H. D. Club is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 at 2:00 o'clock at the H. D. Agent's Office at the Court House. There will be & Short business meeting to finish electing officers and make plans for workshops. Those interested are invited to attend. The officers that have been elected are Mrs. J. L. Nabers, president; Mrs. John Gann, vice-president; Mrs. Bill Kirkland, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Bill Kirkland is the home industries leader and Mrs. T. E. Gann is the leader in home grounds. County-wide Dress Revue The annual pre-Easter Dress Revue for the 4-H girls and home demonstration ladies wil) be held at the Yarbro School Saturday, March 24 for an all day meeting. Registration starts at 9:30 and the program at 10:00 o'clock. Kitchen Counter Tops For the sake of good light, choose a, counter top that is light-colored to reflect, not absorb, the light on your work area. One with too much shine will cause reflections that will be uncomfortable' for your eyes. However, smoothness is a requirement for easy cleaning. A good counter top needs to be resistant to kitchen grease, stains, household acids and alkalies. Few counter top materials are resistant to high heat, but you will want one on which you can set a moderately hot dish or pan without damage to the counter.' What you choose must come within the price you can afford to pay. Choose a color that harmonizes with the rest of the room. It is desirable to choose a color, that can be combined with more than one color scheme to .provide for future changes. Ask your dealer about light fading and recommendations for care. Materials Used In recent years there has been a trend towards the use of vinyl plastic products for work counters. They are resistant to grease, most stains, household acids, alkalies, and water. Plastics are not scratch proof and care must be taken to avoid abrasion in use. Do, not use gritty scouring powder on them, or cut down on them with a sharp knife. Plastic 'counter tops come in several forms at different price ranges —wood-fibre board with a plastic- coated surface, plastic sheet bonded to plywood, sheeted vinyl that comes In rolls .solid vinyl sheets, or modled sections that require no edge finishes. Plastics vary in their resistance to heat. There is a wjde: choice of color. i Linoleum is a smooth resilient | material that has been used for many years on work counters. It does not chip or crack and is stain resistant if kept waxed. It wil! rot quickly if water gets under it, due to improper laying. | Stainless steel Is a heat proof,; hard surface that will not stain, j corrode, chip or break. Hard water | leaves marks on it. The initial cost | is high, but it will last a lifetime. I Hardwood counters of maple- orj ash give a smooth heat resistant) surface and provide an excellent! cutting surface. If the wood is fin- j ished, frequent refinishing is necessary. If unfinished, it must be! scrubbed and handed to keep it clean and smooth. j Compressed wood - fibre board • without a plastic coating provides a moisture-resistant, warp - resistant counter top in the lower price range, j If not kept properly finished, if stains and is affected by heat. It! often discolors with use. It is dark j in color and will absorb light. j Porcelain enamel on iron or steel is an easily cleaned, heatproof fin- j ish. It is resistant to heat and food j stains. Acids affect some types ofi porcelain enamel, and for vhis reason you should check this characteristic about the porcelain enamel material you plan to buy. Installation of Counter Tops Good workmanship is highly Important for the installation of counter tops. They must fit well and be properly cemented to prevent moisture from getting under the edges. Special tools and much skill is required in cutting and , fitting counter tops. Consider the Installation when you figure costs. The total cost Includes all materials, mouldings, bindings, coverings, adhesive, and labor. Hlfh Protein Cheese, fish and eggs supply high quality protein, as do the red meats. Dried beans and peas and cereal products supply proteins which are well utilized when eaten in the same meal with animal protein food. Foods which provide about the same amount of protein as 4 ounces of lean meat are— 3 to 4 eggs, 3 ounces yellow cheese, V= cup cottage cheese, 2 : ?i cups fluid milk (whole or skim'. Hi cups evaporated milk, 1/3 cup dry milk solids, 1V4 cups cooked dry beans, 1/3 cup peanut butter. Cheese Fondue . (4 servings) 1 cup scalded milk 1 "cu|j suii uitau umnite - j 1 cup cheess, cut into small pieces 1 tablespoon melted fat '•: teaspoon salt Speck pepper 3 egg yolks, beaten thick 3 egg whites, beaten stiff Mix milk, crumbs, cheese,' fat, salt, pepper. Add egg yolks. Cut and fold in egg whites. Pour into an oiled baking dish; bake 20 minutes, or until firm, in a moderate oven Menu: Cheese Fondue. Baked Potatoes. Sweet Sour Beets. Pear Salad. Biscuits. Butter or Margarine. Up-side-down cake. "WHITE ELEPHANTS" It once was the custom of the king of Siam to send a white elephant to a courtier whose fortune he wished to destroy, hence "white elephant" for something one has and does not know what to do with Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James' Pemiscot County Agent Fertilizer Increased Yields Eighty-three acres made 72 bales of cotton without fertilizer for R. R. Pickle of Route 2, Portagevtlle in 1954. Last year 51 acres fertilized with a 66-45-60 made 715 pounds of lint per acre. The remaining 25 acres not fer- tilised made 21 bales that averaged under 500 Ibs. On 170 acres of sandy loam, Ben Holly of Cooler averaged 780 pounds of lint cotton last year. He used 300 to 400 Ibs. of 12-12-12 fertilizer per acre. Before-using fertilizer Holly stated he made around 500 Ibs. of lint per acre. There are many similar reports of farmers who have used fertilizer according to soil test. In our plot tests with fertilizer for cotton we have found that three years results showed a four dollar return on each one dollar spent for fertilizer. Yields Limited by Organic Matter A few days ago I had s request to give recommendations for plant food to grow three bales of cotton per acre. I informed this farmer that my recommendations for three bales and his getting three bales could be quite different. His soil was too low in organic matter (under 2 percent) to yield over IV> to 2 bales. In our observation to obtain a yield in the three bale class the organic matter must be three percent or better'on the Serving You Best is our Foremost Concern BURIAL INSURANCE LOGAN Funeral Home Ph, S-.19I1 Certified Blue Tag SEED POTATOES PR$| TON Kansas Grown, Rough ALFALFA 100 Wt. Per Korean LESPEDEZA the PAUL D. FOSTER CO. First in Quality — Fairest in Price — Fastest in Service Offices & Stocks in Blytheville Warehouse Co. Attention Farmers: • Lee Soybeans, Certified Blue Tag • Dorman Certified Blue Tag • Ogden Certified Blue Tag • Korean Lespedeza • Sweet Sudan • Spring Oats • Buffalo Alfalfa Certified Blue Tag • D & PL 15 Certified Blue Tag • Delfos 9169 Registered • Stoneville 2B & 3202 Registered • Funks G Hybrid • Paymaster, Yellow Dent, Tenn. Red Cob • Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn, (the corn with the replanting agreement) • Piper Sweeps HUGH W. ALLEN OSCEOLA, ARK. Office Phone 465 Res. Phone 471 heavier soils. Colon following alfalfa or a similar crop returning a heavy supply of organic matter can come nearer delivering the plant food in a way to make the higher yield. Barnyard manure (if you had enough of it) plus the necessary plant food can get you in the three bale class. Of course you need moisture in the right time or none of these things will work right. Date of Planting Experiments run last year at the Sikeston Field to study the effect o'n date of planting cotton showed some interesting figures. Plantings'. quality protein. were made April 15, May 1, May 18 and May 31. The April planting was all lost by seedling disease. The average yields at first picking of three most important varieties by dates were as follows: May 1, 963 Ibs. lint, May 18 — 380 Ibs. and May 31st — 165 Ibs. , , The importance of getting a good stand of healthy cotton as early as practical is Indicated here. The very nature of some of our soils (heavy, cold natured) is a stumbling block. The lighter sandy loams have the advantage for success with early planting. Near the first of May has alway« been a good planting time to shoot for. Milk contains some 100 different, nutrients, including a long list of vitamins, fats, sugar, and high PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry I The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb & Pork Nationally Advertiud ft Fancy Grocerie« 2-2043 Call In We 1 Come In neiim 1 1044 Chick Spring-Tooth Harrows Ad No. 1777 McCORMlCK SPRING-TOOTH HARROWS For deep harrowing, breaking soil crust, «nd kitting weeds you can't beat McCormick Tractor Spring-Tooth Harrows. These harrows are ruggedly constructed for tough going and skillfully engineered to give top-notch performance. You'll like their self-cleaning feature—th« automatic oscillating movement which helps to keep th« harrow free of trash. The tooth coils are extra large and there is a big amount o( clearance between the tetth and under the bars. This all adds up to better work—deeper harrowing when needed, and good trash clearance. Ask us to tell you more about these durable, good- working harrows. We have them in various widths »n<i in both lever-controlled and tractor-controlled types. « Delta Implements, Inc. "Service Holds Our Trade" 312 S. Second ..._ Ph.3-6863 Us Worry About Your TERMITE TROUBLE Due to the fact that termites are becoming more prevalent in this country each year, all the new homes, as well as the old, should be under termite insurance. We find a lot of practically new homes with major damage caused by termites. Call us and one of our representatives will explain our termite insurance plan to you. All Work Guaranteed TERMITE CONTROL CO. SUPERIOR 535 N.6th Slate License Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2-2350 G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL Sell That Stuff Phone 2-2089 Visit Our Conoco Service, Ash & Division For aches, pulni. c«U, coldi, htartarhei, Wl«i Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment Av«ll»l)lr Hi tour furnrllf On nuntei C O SMITH PKOIUICTg TO

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