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PAGE TWELVE BLTFHEVILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER RE VIEW ""FORECAST Soil Testing Is Vital Cotton Fertilizer Tests Reveal Tkat Proper Program. Will Pay Off While emphasizing the need for soil testing, Blytheville s- County Agent's office today issued reports of its I9o5 fertilizer tests. Nitrogen and potash combinations again appeared most profitable on most tests. "Some combination of nitrogen and potash was either as profitable or the most profitable fertilizer combination on seven of the 10 demonstrations. (Both net acre return and net dollar return are considered in making this statement.)," the report states. Going back over the four years County Agent Keith Bilbrey and Associate Agent Hershel Carter have conducted the tests, the report points out that the combinations of nitrogen and. potash t"4(MHO or 80-0-40 application rates) gave the most profitable results in 20 of the 31 demonstrations during the period, most of which included some very dry seasons. Response Good in "55 In summary, the agents found that in general fertilizer response "was good in 1952, 1953 and 195a, but poor in 1954." It further points out that response was obtained from larger amounts of nitrogen in 1955 than in any of the three previous years. Here's what the report said in regard to phosphorous and potash: "There was little response to phosphorous in these demonstrations in any of the four years. However, results were in line with soil test recommendations in this respect. Only five of the 31 demonstration plots indicated any need lor phosphorous according to the University of Arkansas soil tests. "Response from potash was comparatively high on most plots in 1952, 1953, and 1955. In 1954, potash response was low, but was still as profitable as nitrogen." N'itroRcn Paid ' ., Higher rates of fertilization were comparatively unprofitable in tests in three of the years. However, the report states, in 1955, the higher rate of nitrogen (80 pounds, rather than 40.) was "quite profitable" on many dem- onstrations. This, the agents state, seemed to j stem from two factors: i i. Level of available nitrogen in 1 the soil as indicated by the organic ' content and texture and drainage ! condition of the soil; and • '2. Maintaining a balance by the ; addition of potash or phosphorous j and potash in securing profitable j response from the higher rate of i nitrogen. I Some rather amazing results were achieved in a number of the tests. Extreme Examples Although, most tests were much lower in dollar-per-acre yields, here are a few of the higher dollar per acre increases: 1. At the M. J. Koehler farm near Dell, on heavy gumbo soil, a combination of 40 pounds of nitrogen and 40 pounds of phosphorous resulted in an additional S62.28 per acre — this is above the cost of fertilizer, picking of additional cotton and ginning. Using 80 pounds of nitrogen on this same Held, the net was an amazing 389.82 per acre. On the Glen Cook farm, also near Dell, a, SGI.50 net increase was obtained using heavy nitrogen applications in combination with potash on a sandy clay loam soil. Equal and moderate application^ of nitrogen and potash resulted in a $41.42 increase on, the Jim Smothermon farm near Armorel. Soil on the plot was classified as silt loam. Not the Average These are a few of the more unusual results. Of course, most of the results found increased in the $15 to S35 per acre range, which is no mean per-acre increase in itself. Complete results, no), only of this year's tests, but for those of past years, are available in the County Agent's office in the court house here. But either Carter or Bilbrey is almost sure to begin any fertilizer recommendation with soil testing, which they say is the key to 11 prof- table fertiliser program. CONTRAST—Here's the long and short of it at the Western Specia'ty clog show in Chicago. Evangcrs Blitz, the Great Dane, and Fistel's Sassie, a Chihuahua, show tlK'ir good breeding by remaining friendly while posing far this picture. Arkansas Youth Is 4-H Winner LITTLE ROCK — Charles Cripps, ii Washington county youth, was named a national poultry winner today at the National 4-H Club Congres at Chicago, according to C. A. Vines, associate director of the Agricultural Extension Service. The 18-year-old poultry-man was one of the six seloctiul in the nation for outstanding projects in poultry raising. Four were .selected as regional winners and two were chosen at-lnrge Cripps won the southern region title to earn himself .a $300 scholarship, the prize for placing in the national program. A freshman at the University of Arkansas, Charles started his 4-H Club poultry project in 1952 with 500 broiler chicks. He later worked out, an arrangement with his father whereby he was given the use of a 4.000 capacity house — provided he helped care for an additional 8.000 broilers produced on the farm. When this year ends, Charles will have produced 11,500 broilers, the profits from which go for his school expenses. This is the fourth year that Charles has had poultry projects and he has entered the Washington county Junior Broiler Growing Contest i!very year since it was started. To be eligible for the national honor, he hnd first to win in the county competition and then place first in the state judging. "But I don't want to talk about Crunch; Wmicliys. I want lo tell the folki about tht wonderful Cftlorlc Gas Range* being sold »| the BLYTHEVILLB PROPANE CO. where they're always 'Sotw " YOVU BE Y£AR$ AHIAD' 'D H may 61 N. Blytheville.Ark. TWO OF A KIND—Viola Gooclin, 14, is mighty proud of twin calves, Sherry, left, and Mary, right, which were horn on her father's farm in Easton, Kan. They each weigh about 35 pounds. According to farm experts, twin calves occur only once in 96 births. VICTORY SWIG—Nothing like a good pitcher of beer after a tiring race. At least, that's what "Blitz" seems to be thinking as she refreshes herself after winning an ox derby in Oberhummel, Germany, -.vhich is in the brewing state of Baxafia. Holding the pitcher is driver Josef Kratzer. Certified LEE Soybeans 80% OR BETTER GERMINATION 50 Per Bushel 50c per bushel deposit will hold your order until Planting Time. FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" N. Broadway at Hutson Ph. 3-8191 REMINGTON RAND Typewriters — Adding Machines — Calculators Portable - Standard - Electric Business Systems Authorized Sa/cs and Service/ WHITLEY OFFICE SUPPLY urn So. _ Phone 3-8802 r?^^ Something to Think About By GERTRUDE n aOLIMAN County Home DemoDatralio* AgcMt Table Linen Cart Holiday time is oi'ten rough on table linen. But .^tnins treated ] •uniptiy and effectively leave no j •il;a!e spots. Gnivy stains are common afier- n;uh of a holiday meal. Since these tains are made of a combination if protein and fat, soak the stain :i (.'old water to avoid setting the jrouMn. The grease can then be se- uoved by washing in hot, soapy j aier. Careful rubbing by hand t hiring this process will help to j j lubbnni stain more quickly, | C inoui\ and fruit stains can j be removed by pouring boiling j HIT over them. Place the stained j portion over a bowl and pour the r.g water through the stain ; rom a height of about two feet The force of the water drives out, he siam. Do not use soap at this ime since it will set the stain. j Candles that adorn your table; omng often present a stain prob- em. First scrape candlewax stains i-ith a dull knife. Then place the j tain between blotters, of paper owels and press gently with a warm iron. Move blotters as they take up >oriion3 of the stain. A grease sol- •ent or carbon teirachloride can be iponged on stain to remove any ;xcess wax. If there is any color emaining from colored wax, use a solution of one-third denatured ilcohol and two-thirds water for "inaJ =pongingr. Lipstick on napkins can be suc- "essfully removed by working gly- :erine or petroleum jelly into the ;tain. After all stain has been re- noved. launder in soapy water. If you prepare a stain removal •at. you'll be ready for these stains Christmas Suggestions With the Christmas season near it hand, many people are looking or sifts that can be made at Home, gifts that are more appreciated by most people and whose total cost can be reduced to a great extent. There are many articles that can be made of plastic, such as bath- •oom curtains, accessories for clothes closets, dressing table skirts, iitchen aprons, baby bibs, covers for he bridge table, and many others. Sewing machine ca n be used to tiich plastic and even Ihe special attachments can be u.sed. In order to do the work easily, allow these suggestions in working Kith plastic. First, use a fine nee!e size 11 and mercerized thread nstead of regular six cord thread. Huve a loose tension 011 both top and bottom threads and set the si itch reguhuor for a long stitch. Now, be sure not 10 stretch the edges of the plastic film while stitching. If it doesn't feed through the machine easily, dust the film with talcum; if still', brush a litfht film of oil along the edge with the finger tips. Just one drop of oil on your finger is all that is necessary. Ruffles of plastic can be gathered on the ruff lor but (he pressure for both the attachment and the machine should be increased. If film of plastic is not gripped by the ruf- fier, run a atrip of very fine emery cloth through the attachment. The narrow hemmer can also be used with plastic. Start the film through the hemmer by securing a double thread into a corner of the piece of plastic and then draw the plastic through the scroll of the attachment. Even the binder can be used to stitch plastic; cut the plastic one- half inch in width and insert in the slot on the outside of the binder. Since plastic does not fray, it is uoE necessary 10 fold the edges. Since plastics are suitable for so many home uses and is so easy to work with, why not get started now on a gift for that friend at the top of your Christmas list? On The Market Poods in good supply are listed below by cost, per serving from low to high cost. One serving means 'i cup fruit or vegetables; 2 J i to 3\± ounces cooked meat, poultry or fish; 1 cup milk; 2 or 3 ounces cheese; and 2 medium eggs. Bargains (under lOc per serving Pork sausage Lamb stew Hamburger Whiting fish Liver Cottage cheese Meat—lOc to 20c Beef—stew meat round steak Pork—rib end chops Butt roast Blade steak Calf—Shoulder roast Lamb—Shanks Vegetables—under 3c Cabbage Carrots Potatoes Sweet potatoes 3c to 5c Winter squash Green beans Cauliflower. There has been some price decline for both grapefruit and oranges. The 8 pound plastic bag is a popular container for both fruits and is priced from 51 c to 39c in many stores. R£d grapes and cranberries are plentiful. The winter pear crop is estimated to be about 23 per cent greater than last year. HIPPO'S APPETITE The average adult hippopotamus weighs about 5000 pounds. At home in the rivers and lakes of East Africa, it eats 400 pounds of grass and tender tree shoots in" one night's foraging. GL4C1FK XICSKKVOIK Colorado's largest OLDICST KXAMS the The oldr-st known system oi wvU ooraos arg ,, - nuUKxquare Arapaho ice sheet, is so. vice exam nations wh th bCRun the water reservoir of the city of in China in B.C. 11 5. weie u.sed Boulder. The city owns exclusive for the selection of officeis tor the Bo rights io the ice. public service. BUILD with BUTLER buildings WAIT 'TILL YOU SEE MASSEY-HARRIS COMING NEXT MONTH 4 n«w tractors . ,. engineered to trigger a new tractor age! 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