The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 22, 1953
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JR1BAT, MAT H, 1OT8 BLTTHETTLL1 COURIER H'BHI RE VIEW -FORECAST lOn Arkanspt farms armers Did It in Drouth, But Can Cotton PullThrough Rain? By HAROLD HART . LITTLE ROCK (AP) — What does all this rain h o 1 d for Arkansas farmers? It will jtakfe all the figures that come rolling in after .the harvest to definitely determine the loss, if 'iny , But, generally, the state's farmers have an uncanny knack at bucking the elements •nd coming out on top. The summer-long drouth last year had even the most optimistic practically In tears at the thought of the money which they knew had ;]|one down the drain. Now. however, the state office of the Employment Security Division comes up with the report that Talue of principal crops grown in Arkansas last year was up slightly «\er 1851. The gain amounted to roughly 1 million dollars — 447 million dol- lais in 1952, compared to 445 millions the previous year. The drouth, ind other factors, did result In a ,5 per cent loss in production, but the monetary value was up—and ihat is wh£re It counts. 4 The picture of gain was a gen- *ral situation and took in rice, igated crop, and cotton, a dry ther crop. The agency said there /ere some losses' In corn and hay crops. Pollard Gone The state's broiler Industry has lost a guiding light. W. S. Pollard, Agricultural Extension Service poultryman, has re- ilgned that post to enter private business. Pollard Joined the Extension iervice in 1945 at a time when Arkansas produced an unimpressive 17.5 million broilers and saw the Industry grow to 12.6 million birds last year. He will join hatcheries In Greenville, Miss., and McGehee, Ark. • Lowell T. Lankford. Washington County associate agent, has been named to succeed Pollard. Rice Planting The rain has posed problems to rice farmers around Stuttgart. One big planter beat the situation by sowing his rice by running a, spring tooth harrow on already flooded land and planting by airplane. With the planting season shortened by the deluging rains, rice farmers are striving to get the short season varieties of seed to avert possible disaster later on, Winter Pasture Union County farmers are taking a great deal of pride in proving that all-winter grazing is not just something that you talk about but seldom happens. Clifford Dumas, an official of the Union County Soil Conservation District, supplies the figures. H. H. Miller began grazing his 35 head of beef cattle in December on a 13-acre tract of fescue and white clover planted in 1951. Mille then planted 25 acres of crimson clover, oats and rye grass which was ready for grazing by the firs of the year. James Hopper also began grazing 22 cows and six calves in December and continued right through spring. And a herd of 47 cows and 20 calves has • been grazing since December on the W. H. Slater larm Orady, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, says he has been assured that reorganization of the U. S. Department of Agriculture will follow lines of the Hoover Commission's recommendations. That generally would mean redistribution of functions to promote economy and efficiency . . . the state marketing clinic at Little Rock May 28 will have as its theme "Looking Ahead in Agricultural Marketing" . . . more than 500 persons from 10. counties are expected to make the western district pasture tour in North Logan County today. Roy E. Lambert, Extension marketing specialist, says, growers of canning tomatoes in Arkansas can expect H weaker market this yeal than in past years. Responsible factors, says Lambert, are longer carryover of canned tomatoes on hanc and slow movement of tomatoes into trade channels during the past year. SIDELIGHTS: Joe Hardin of WEIGHT Tu.t.r tins NOW GOOD/VEAR SOLUTION 100 For EXTRA Drawbar Pull This exclusive Goodyear method of liquid weighting add. up io 25% more drawbar pull . . . geti more work done per hour . . . adds extra fraction to all makes,of tractor tires. Call us ... we'll com* out and fill your tractor tires with Goodyear Solution 100 today! PHONE 2492 FOR QUICK SERVICE .— ™JSW*0Bll®mmmmmmmmgmmBf*im GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE Missouri Has Lespedeza Wiit State's Top Crop Is Hit By Disease Korean lespedeza, Missouri's most widely grown crop, is being threatened by bacterial wilt. And although the disease has been observed lor a number of years, Sam Offutt. University of Missouri crops specialist, reports that only recently has it become a serious threat to widespread use of Korean lespedeza in Something to Think About By Gertrude B. Hoiiman, Home Demonstration Agent HD County Council The bake-off to determine the champion cake baker in the county Is scheduled for today. Sorry H will be too late for the results to go In this column. Doesn't Just Happen I wish you could have been with us on the tour of some good planned kitchens recently when We were celebrating National Home Demonstration Week. You would have seen how a well planned kitchen can save many a step each day. We visited Mrs Cleo Groom's remodeled kitchen in the Leachville Community and Mrs. Grason Ward's new home in the Boynton Community. Both of these ladies did much planning to have convenient and beautiful kitchens. Mrs. Ward said, "If I had not been attending these , home demonstration club meetings, I Plants per acre. Numerous expen- 1 ments show that cotton produces satisfactory yields over a. comparatively wide range of spacing, ^hin spacing, however, causes laler maturity. Effect of Planting Date on Yields Some of the most extensive work on this has been done by the Mississippi Experiment Station. Data from two different tests, one of 7 years duration, and one of 9 years, at Stoneville, are shbwn below: On Missco Farms Cwntr A«nl Keith J. Bllhrtj What To I>o? T t Whether to replant cotton or not whether to plant cotton or soybeans —if the opportunity ever presents itself—these are the questions. However, weather conditions and the time element are rapidly approaching the point of leaving Jjttle choice These things have been discussed in this column, the past fftw weeks but the other feubjects pale in significance to these questions— we'll talk more about them. What la a Stand of Cotton. The Arkansas Extension Service says that on land normally producing a bale per acre or better, there Is little difference in yield of cotton spaced three stalks each 36 Inches U4.500 plants per acre) and three stalks each 9 inches (43,500 plants per acre). In Mississippi, tests with cotton checked 40 inches each way, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15, or 7 plants per hal! produced good yields with 4 or 5 plants per hill being slightly superior. This was a range of from 8,000 to 28.000 wilt of lespedeza is 410 W. Main Phont 2492 Missouri. Bacterial caused by a bacterium which is spa- cific to lespedeza. The bacteria clog- up the water conducting vessels of the plant causing the leaves to dry up and fall off. The first visible symptom of bacterial wilt is the aopearance of dar!--, water-soaked spots on the leaflets of the lespedeza plant. Infected leaves then turn grayish brown, become dry, and curled upward at the lips. The disease may spread over the entire plant or may affect only 3arts of the individual plants. In :he latter case, the unaffected parts become stunted but otherwise have a normal appearance. To persons unfamiliar with the disease, the infested lespedeza plants appear to >e suffering from drouth. Shows up in June Bacterial Wilt usually shows up Jn ;he latter part of June in Korean espedeza stands. From this primary infection, the spread of the disease depends somewhat upon management. If the lescdeza is mstured, the disease usually spreads o other plants quite rapidly. If the ispedeza is cut for hay- the disease usually spreads less rapidly until after being cut. at which time the spread is usually rather rapid. In this case the disease is probably spread from one plant to another on the sickle and cutter bar of the mowing machine. Since it is known that the bacterium causing the bacterial wil can over-winter in the plant refuse and on the seed of Korean lespedeza, the development of resistanl varieties seems to be'the most satisfactory means of control. The varieties of common lespedeza do nol appear to be as susceptible. to the disease as do varieties of Korean lespedeza. Kobe, a variety of common lespedeza, and Climax, a Korean variety, both show some resistance to wilt, and although seed of both varieties is available, neither are adapted to North Missouri. No 'variety adapted to "North Missouri VfLTA IS SO 0-ALLAHT. WHENEVER HE ADDRESSES A LADV, HE SAYS, FAIR LADY"' BE FAIR TO YOUR POCKET BOOK:- DEAL AT DELTA IMPLEMENTS.! 1 ? ArJO 6PT VOUR FULL MONEYS WORTH. DELTA IMPLEMENTS INC INTfnNATIONAL'UAWfSTM ULf J X &RV/Cf x)^^ 6865 ~ BLYTHEVIUE.ARK, I wouldn't have known how Important good planning can be." Because so much of a homemaker's time is spent in her kitchen, it is highly important that this workshop" be planned to save as much time, work and energy as possible. However, there is no need to sacrifice beauty and charm in :he cause of efficiency Both can he Included in the well-planned kitchen. Just as meal getting Involves three major tasks — preparing food, cooking it up and cleaning up af- ;envard, so should the well-planned dtchen contain three work centers designed to take care of three specific jobs. AH ingredients, xitensils, cutlery — everything needed for ;hree types of work — should be cept in their respective work cen- ,ers They should be within easy -each, so there is no unnecessary trudging back and forth across the WMien. The three work centers are: 1. Food storage and preparation center keyed to the refrigerator, with ample work surface for preparation of foods. 2. Cleaning center keyed to the sink, with work surface for cleaning vegetables and washing dishes. 3. Cooking and serving center, keyed to the range, also planned with sufficient work surface for serving foods easily. Steps will be saved if the work centers are so arranged that the homemaker moves continuously in one direction while preparing meals, The starting point is the food storage and preparation center planned around the refrigerator. Since most people work from right to left, equipment should be so arranged that the flow of work goes from right to left. Counter surface between work centers should be continuous. Water is used both In the preparation of and cooking of foods. For i greatest convenience, the sink and ! dishwashing center should be located between the food storage ant preparation center and serving center. The basic types of kitchens are 1. U-shaped, 2. L-shaped, 3. two wall, and 4. one wall. The U-chapec is the most convenient. Both Mrs. Croom and Mrs. Wart 1 have U-shaped kitchens. These kitchens have special features such as step-up shelves, flour bins, pull out dough boards, etc They are as attractive as they are convenient, too. Couldn't Reslsl The kindness of Mr. McAdams of the McAdams House of Flowers paid off to a certain extent recently when he consented to let the Home Demonstration Clubs tour his greenhouse. Everything looked RO squares .against (leahopptrn plant bugs if necewnry. Soybean Varfetln* Almost any year soybeans will 1310 815 j Date of Ylfld of Plant In jT Seed Cotton ?-yr. test 9-yr. test April 16 1746 1689 May 1. 1447 1511 May 15 2308 June 1 951 June 15 306 32B July 1 41 32 Early Maturity If cotton is planted or replanted now, what can be done to encourage early maturity and get as much open cotton as possible before frost? (1) One thing, of course, is to plant an early maturing variety. (2) Another is to space closely (Leave a large number of planes per acre). Spacing may have considerable effect on earliness. (3) Don't use large amounts of nitrogen. Some nitrogen on most soils, however, will hasten vegetative growth and Iruiting. Extremely lute applications of nitrogen should be reduced one-half to three-fourths] of a normal application. Put ferti-j lizer down at time of planting rather than as a side-dressing. (4) Be sure to protect the first make a full yield up to June 15. Mr. BUbrey says that he has seen Ogden beans planted on July 4 and 5 produce H bushels per acre. He further says, by all means stick to Ogden and Ogden type beans for late planting, and nevei plant early maturing varieties late in the season. The reason for this had to do with the fact that Ogdens never start setting beans unti around August 8 regardless of \vher planted. This is important. Cutworms Cutworms are showing up In the county, and they are one thing to which (his weather is favoiable. They should be watched or you might end up with less cotton than the rains leave you. Fred Fleeman found last Tuesday that cutworms were moving out ol a bur clover field into cotton. That same day Virgil Johnson at Leachville asked what to use on vetch and ryn strips to kill cutworms before they moved out into cotton, Roy Smith of Manila wanted to snow how to make a poison bait so that he could treat small areus for cutworms. Cutworms were found this week, n an old alfalfa not yet cut this year, in fields belonging to Charles Langston and Eric Wnddell. Toxaphene Is preferred and very satisfactory control for cutworms. Wettest Spot Has Drought dHERKAPUNJT, Eastern India W—Thl« tiny village., the wettest spot In the world, has Ids own drought problem. Cherrapunjl, with the Heaviest known annual rainfall of around 568 inches, ills under an almost pretty the ladies purchased many plants to take home for beautifying their homes. Good Eatlnt Mrs. Boy Veach of Manila Invited the group to stop by her barbecue stand and have lunch. My, it was good. INSULATION For cool comfort Mils summer, have your home insulated by Home Service Co. Now. Furniture Storage Public Hauling Moving Pick Up & Delivery Home Service Co. Kill Wundcrllch 505 S. 2Isl Ph. 354.1 Use one pound of actual 'technical) loxaphene per acre on cotton where put out. with a ground rig. Use 2 pounds where put out by plane or on vetch and rye strips or on allalfa after the first cutting. Poison bran baits are very effective and may be preferred where treating gardens and small areas in a field. Use one pound of bran mixed with 1 heaping teaspoon of Paris Green, Then, use about tnree-fourths pint of water and stir to a crumbly, sticky mass. Broadcast the bait just before dnrk at the rate of 10 to 15 pounds per acre. constant downpour for «tvm or eight months of the year. But horn November through February ther« it an ncute water icarclty hert. Springs and streams which normally run bankful dry up over the 4,500-foot high flat rocky plateau on which Oherrapunit is located. Villagers, who through most of th« year suffer from an overabundance of water, have to descend hundreds of feet into nearby valleys to find water, then carry It painfully back to their homes atop .the plateau overlooking th« eastern Pakistan frontier. Read Courier News Classified Ads. WINDOW SCREENS MADE TO LAST LIFETIME/ • Mad* from Aluminum •80* Llfht.r 1ft W.I 9 ht • Rust-Proof . , .Warp- Proof • N«v«r Naa4 Painting • Alway* Fit . . . Snugly • U*« Y»r Aft*r Y«ar without ward »r w»rry H«r« *r* window M3i««o iiuuM la »»rm jon waik, ««T» you tnon»y . . . «nd •dd hMuI-y to your horn*. Aluma-Fib fr«m«t *r» m*tU Iron Aluminum. SUy blight ind BOW ... lor * UUtlm*. And 10 light In weight, to • *•? to hindU *v«n * S inagst*! cnn put then up witk •••*, •( Alum»-F«b ...»,, goodbrt to wi». *»w *OT*«m woik •nd worry. Amazingly Low Price 1 II'. hu.l Alum* F*h co. I. »)mo»t«> llffU •• old-UihionntJ wood fr*m«i But you flat custom. m«d«, cnitom-fitUd framon of ALUMINUM. 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