The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1955 · Page 17
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 17

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 16, 1955
Page 17
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FR1DAT, PAGE SEVENTEEN REVIEW FORECAST Farms in County Are Larger and Fewer Continuing a post-war trend, Mississippi County's farms again decreased in number during the past four years, according to a report issued by Bureau of the Census. Reporting on the farm census of Arkansas, the Bureau's report showed number of farms dropped from 7,140 in 1950 to 5,812 in 1954. At the same time, the report notes, acreage has increased from 499,000 in 1950 to 533,900 in 1954. Thus, the county's farms continue to be fewer in number and larger in acreage, a trend, as previously noted, which began in earnest just after World War 11. For comparison, the Bureau includes the 1946 figure which shows the county had more than 9.600 farms at that time. The. average size of the farmc has gone steadily upward. Size: « In '45, average size in the county Best buy for all building needs ...BUTLER steel BUILDINGS Foctory Stor» Tvrmlnel W*r*hout* Let in «/tow you how f fow-coff cover ... FASTI Get proof that a Butler steel building atartt earning looner, and pays a bigger return on your investment than practically any other type of construction. Let us compare cubic-foot coit, uaable space, structural strength, speed of erection, and maintenance expense before you make your building decision. Building Contractors Incorporated West Memphis 229 E. Broadway P.O. Box 10 Phone 404 was 51 acres. In 'W, it WM 7 and last year it was 93. At the same time, value of land and buildings per farm has also been on the riie, naturally. In 1945, the average farm and building value per farm was only $6,170. By 1950, it had risen to »14,300 and. last year it wa* estimated at barely over $17,000 per farm. Average price per acre, according to the report, has jumped from $121 In 1946 to t»3J last year . . . though this price is. considerably lower than the marlcet price on most of the better farms right now. Irritation Where there wat no report on irrigated acre* in the county during I960, the '54 report reveals that 7,700 acres of county farmland was equipped for Irrigation last year. Some 1,8)0 full owner* (armed their own land in '45. Last year, that number was down to only 716. Farmers In the county continued to better their living conditions. Four hundred added telephones duj- ing the past four years, bringing tu nearly 900 . the number of rural phones. Seven hundred added electricity service during the four-year period. An -added comment on farm life is shown in that while none had television sets in 1980, more than 2.000 farm homes wore the familiar antenna atop their roof. Another 1,500 got piped for running water during the period and 500 added home freezers. Motor trucks increased by 700, tractors increased by 100 and number of automobiles on the farm went up by nearly 800.' The report also shows that county's farmers spent $1.3 million on fertilizer. Maloch Says By D. V. MALOCH Miisluippl County Aie Immigration By Installment OTTAWA, Ont. (If)— A worker can immigrate to Canada on the Installment plan. Of 768,000 immigrants in the last four years, about 32,000 lacked money for fares. The government advanced it with interest-free lonrit, to be repaid in two years after the Immigrant became established. More than 29,000 loans have been repaid in full. Most of the others are in the process of repayment. The plan aims to ease the migration of desirable immigrants, par- Scale Model Farm Toys All of the toys pictured above are constructed of tough metal or heavy plastic, 'with heavy duty rubber tires. They are painted bright red and are actual scalt models of Farmall Equipment. Tractor Spreader has actual gear shift for the child to operate. Complete in every detail. $1.10 { _, | . Q| has two bottoms and is manually operated so that you { • breaking rlOW canhreakwitn either bottom or both. $1.10* _ . O T M« scale models of the famous Farmall ones. They • Tractor & Trailer wi ,,, ast and i ast! Tractor $1.25 Trailer $1.00 A A f n:.. Ur.*,fvut '« manually operated for off setting the discs. • 4 bang uisc narrow Yoil 'ii be amazed tt the details. $1.10 WE ALSO HAVE 1956 Model International Trailer Truck made of heavy yellow and red »lastic. $3^)0 TD-24 Crawlar Tractor. An actual replica of the famous International Diesel. Is equipped with heavy duty. Rubber Treads. $2.50 International Stake Truck. Made of heavy molded plastic, it has removable side boards. In bright yellow for only $1.75 If it's Big Toys you want — don't forget that wt havt tractors for $25, trailers for $5.50, Umbrellas for $2.10 or the complete set for only $31.50 Delta Implements Inc. "ferric* Holds Our Tradt" 312 5. Second St. Phone 3-6861 Land Leveling And Grading: One of the developments in South Mississippi County that is receiving much attention from a limited number of farmers is land smooth- Ing, leveling or grading to improve drainage and on some farms to make It possible to use surface irrigation. Land leveling or shaping will likely pay whenever the drainage is materially helped. Good drainage and surface irrigation can both be successfully done on land graded to 8 inches to 12, inches per quarter of a mile. The Jail' mentioned above is less than half the fall normally used in many areas. This practice was strongly recommended for use by the agricultural planning committee If a soil bank program is put Into effect. The grading would be the first step and then the land would be seeded to a green manure crop such as sweet clover, vetch, lespedeza, or a grass clover mixture with the growth turned under or left on the land to accumulate. Land grading or leveling has been done on several farms in each of the 39 communities in South Mississippi County. ticularly those fitted to enter labor- short field» in Canada, Including farm workers, domestic*, teachers and nursw. Fields are different. Some fields require only a land plane to fill up the small "pot .holes," but other fields require dirt moving machines to transfer large amounts of dirt from ditch banks, and other high spots to the large "pot holes." According to experiment station data, dirt can be moved more cheaply — 200 feet or more — with machines that pick up and carry the dirt than with machines that push or pull the dirt in contact with the ground. Farm Bureau Convention: Leaders who attended the American Farm Bureau Convention from Mississippi County were: Mr. and Mrs, C. F. Tompkins and Mr. and Mrs. Hays Sullivan ot Burdette; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Spellings, West Ridge; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Banks, Whltton; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wildy. Leachville; Mr. and , Mrs. H. F. Ohlendorf. Osceola; W. H. Wyatt, Vance Dlx- on and Keith Bilbrey of Blythe- vllle; and your county agent, D. V. Maloch, of Osceola. Mr. Ohlendorf, president of the PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries Just Received - Big Selection Of Colorado Christmas Trees (Spruce) 2-2043 Coll In w* Delirer i Come In ' 1044 Chick Arkansas Farm Bureau, and Earl Wildy, president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, had the pleasure of leading this group which is the largest delegation to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention In many years. "We'll take it if you'll throw in a. Caloric Gas Range. They're 'Sooo Reasonable' at the BLYTHEVILLE PROPANE CO!" YEAR OF THE FROM Massey-Harris it's coming next month • Out of the future... new, dramatic tractor design! Brilliant performance ... unlike anything you've seen before. New features ... new control... new styling... and powered as only Massey-Harris knows how! They're on their way ... 4 great, new tractors . . . miracle engineered to trigger a new tractor age. KEEP YOUR EYE ON Massey-Harris 61 IMPLEMENT CO. N. Highway 61 Phone 2-2142

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