The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1955
Page 14
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PAOB FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ti, 10W RE VIEW -•> FORECAST USDA Forecasts 2 Percent Drop In Spring Pig Crop WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has forecast'a 1956 spring pig crop of 5(5,000.000 — a decrease of 2 per cent from this year's big crop of 57,342,000 head. This prospective decline — which means that pm-k supplies will be smaller next fall and winter than during (he current fall-winter season — comes on the heels of a drop i of nearly 40 per cent in hog prices j this year. j The Drop '• Hog prices, which averaged $18 j a 100 pounds nationally a year ago.! have dropped to an average oi about $11. This decline largely re- j fleeted the fact that, because oft last year's favorable prices, farm-j ers stepped up production sharply] this year. j Secretary of Agriculture Benson, I in a recent statement expressing] concern over the low prices, suggested that farmers hold down production this year. A smaller crop would be expected to result in somewhat higher prices providing, tinned favorable. Increase The department reported this years fall piR crop was 37,914.000 iiead, an increase of 12 per cent over the 1954 crop of 33.978.000 head. This brought the total production far 19, r )5 10 95.256.000 compared with Hfi.H30.000 last year and with 88,125,000 for the 10-year (1944-53) average. 'Hie J arrest crop ever produced was 121 million in the 1043 war year. The Agriculture Department has been buying- a limited quantity of pork under a program designed to help bolster hog prices. Supplies of pork this year have been sufficient to provide a consumer average of 66 pounds compared with 60 last year. Average deptl of underground coal mines in the United States is 190 feet. Phone For Free Estimates R. C. FARR & SONS Phone 3-4626 — Owners •100 Railroad Phone 3-1567 fake real pleasure in extending to ouf cuitomcri — our Iworty and sincere wiinM for H» ." .' ' many joys to come your way • * in this Merry . . . CHRISTMAS SEASON! /|\ From All of the Employees of BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 E. Mnin I'h. 3-lin-l t JBJ'!8 SINO SOVIET - BLOC TRADE WITH FREE WORLD On Missco Farms By KEITH B1LBUKV County Agent 1938 1948 JULY 1954-JUNE 1955 HOW TRADE WITH REDS SHRINKS — Chart above, from Dept. of Commerce data, shows how the Communist nations' share of the free world's trade has shrunk since 1938. Although the dollar amount of trade with Reds has remained about the same, il is only 2.3 pur cent of the total whereas in 1938 it was 7.2 per cent. During this period, trade among the free world's countries ruse from 41.2 billion dollars in 1938 to 153.3 billion,in 1955 "Eastern Europe" in chart refers to satellite countries Albania. Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia. Hungary. Poland. Romania. East Germany is included only in the 1948 and 1954-55 figures. Fertilizer Dollars ( A cfusus report just released says! that Mississippi County farmers j rm $1,300,COO on fertilizers mj f>4. ; Th.u's <t big ek-nipnt in our pro-j auction cost and \ve naturally won- oer if it was used efficiently in alt fiisp.-. Actually, there are still many farmers in Mississippi County who j (io not used fertilizers of any kind.! There are some others who use the wrong elements or mixtures in; proportion to the needs of thei \:!rogen. phosphorus and potasn i art 1 the three important,plant food' fit-men is most often sold in fer- U!::UTS. Which element does your s":i need most for balance? ! Suppose I borrow your car io go: u> Memphis. You veil me tlv.u 1 will' have to put some gas, water and oil j in before making the trip, l don't j kr.ow which T need the most so Ij -o to the filling suuion and say giv^ , me some ii 3-9-18," or three gallons' of i:as. 9 gallons of water, and 18 sn.Hons of oil. ; \Vould that give me a pleasant j mp to Memphis? It makes as much sense as the \vay some people fer- Weather Tightens Decline In Pork and Veal Prices I Ar kansas \ Third in Rice Production By THE ASSOCIATED IMIKSS Housewives buying meat for this weekend's holiday meals will find a mixture of ups and down? in prices in many oi" the nation's food stores. Pork and veal, which hud been heading lower in recent weeks, reversed their trend in many cities as frigid temperatures lightened the wholesale market. A bi^ food chain is marking up center cut pork chops by 4 to 10 cents a pound, and is raising veal chops around 4 cents. There's encouraging news for housewives who still have not purchased holiday turkeys or chickens. Turkeys generally are priced nt the same or lower levels than at Thanksgiving. In some communities, turkeys of 8 to 16 pounds are 3 cents a pound or so below the Thanksgiving price. Prying: chickens are down about 4 cents ;i pound I'fom hist week. Some food stores are fealuring holiday hums and rib roasts. Prices on rib roasts and leg of lamb have been slashed 6 to 10 cent? a pound in a few sections. but remain unchanged over much ! of the country. ! There's <i wide as.sortment of j bargains in produce. The Depart- I mem of Agriculture singled out po- ! tfitoes, onions, turnips and parsnips as outstanding vegetable buys. Good fruit buys incfudle oranges. grapefruit, tangerines, apples and Emperor grapes. CORRECTED NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Richard Ptigh has filed application with the City Engineer for a Permit to construct and establish a house trailer court on the following described property: 2 acres curved out of NE'.i of.NE 1 :,, Sec. 9. TWP 15 N, R 11 E. with south boundary line 225 feet north of Indiana Street running east and west and i ail lyino: west nf. and facing on ' U.,s" Highway fil. Any objection to establishing- and construction of said house-tmiJer court should be made in writing and filed with the City Clerk with- WASHINGTON a'i — Only two Mates load Arkansas in the produc- j uon of rice, the U. S. Department: or Agriculture's final estimate ot j the veur on crop production shows : Arkansas' rice production, esci- : 1 n:aiec! in 100-pound bags, totaled , 12.694,000 bans— a harvest of 2.92j | pounds pr acre from 434,000 acres phintfd. Texas led rice producing suites. f with 14.8flO.000 ba?s. followed by i Louisiana's 13.150.000 bans. < ; Production estimates for other ! major Arkansas crops includes j (oni. 18.703,000 bushels; oats, 15.- ; "fiO.OOO bushels; soybeans. 20.988.- ! 000 busnels: peaches less than 5CO j bushels; and pecans. 5,100.000 bush ; pis- ! The final estimate of cotton pro- ; auction was covered in the depart- \ ment's Dec. 8 report. tili/c. A Report For You For years we have told you of fanners cooperation with us on test- mi; and demonstrating different fertilizer mixtures on all kinds of soils in Mississippi Count j, A 4-yoar report on this work has been completed. It includes 13 pact's of minieo- uraphed material, somewhat in detail. Any North Mississippi County farmer can have one of these reports for study, simply by asking for it. Iiu'omc Tax Guide What a disngreeablc subject, just before Christmas. Is it really true that many farmers pay more income tax than necessary just because they do not understand the deductions that are possible? And how many fanners are confused about the Socia! Security reports? In any the government has printed a new bulletin on the above subjects that should be a real help to farmers who make out their own reports. Yon may have a copy of this "Farmers Tax Guide" simply bv letting us know thai you need one. j \Ve will even mail it to you if you i will request: it. i Merry Chris>lmas ''• Keith Bilbrey. County Apent;' Gertrude Holiman, Home Demonstration A.aent: Hershel. Carter. Associate County Agent; Mark Bryles. Assistant County Agent, and Betty Jo Tackctt. secretary, all in the Bhtheville County Agent's office, wish for a pleasant, and happy Christmas and a better new year. It has been a pleasure working with you and for you. By DONNA, SIMMONS, D. C. ¥ Cooper, atty. for pltf. Ed B, Cook, ally, ad. litein. 19/9.16-23-: 1-30 the W A K N ING O R D K R IS THE CHANCERY COl'KT. CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Barbara Owen, Pltf. vs. No. 13,11 Richard Owen, Dft. The defendant. Richard Owen, la hereby warned to appear within thirty' days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Barbara Owen. Dated this 29th day of Nov., 1955. SEAL OERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By DONNA SIMMONS, D. O. Percy A. Wright, Atty. T J. Crowder, Atty. Ad. Litein. 12/9-18-23-30 W A R N 1 X G O II I> K R IN THE CHANCERY COlMtT. ClitCKASAWBA II [STRICT, .MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS G. Robert Smith, Pltf. vs. No. 13.132 Rita M. Smith. Dft. The dc'fendaiit, Ritii M. Smith, is hereby \v;inied to appear u-ithin thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, G. Robert Smith. Dated this fith day of December 1855. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. ON THE MASTER MIX FEEDING PROGRAM 2 STEPS I* Un ovr f99 math, madt with Matter Mix-Lay«f Concentrtt*. 2* One* a d*v. P«r- !eii to it NOT JUST a feed, twt feeding program that wHi boost ogg production and keep rt high! Fofiow tfci simp**, raliabk plan. YoalJ pfofrt from Mfco <Kpp ft io^w feeding costs. FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" Hutson & Broadway Phone 3-8191 m '.if} days form date of this notice Dated: 12 16 55. CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE. A. L. WOOD, City Engineer. 12'23 A CHRISTMAS GREETING . , . BRINGING EVERY GOOD WISH . . . FOR NOW AND ALWAYS . . . * To Onr Many Friends and Loyal CuUo»mrs!. From All of Us At Delta Implements Inc "Service Holds Our Trade" BlyriuvHI* MMM 1-6863 TWe'i a magic to Christmas rtiat easts * tfar-staided spel into tfte hearts of young and old attoi Ik enchantment k eipressed in every Itearty handnnate ... in every smiting face ... and 'm every CWMmat w«Ji -- ft« ours -- that sayt b* gay . . . be glad . . . have fa! Y«c, that's our frien<#y gre«fing to yew, eacb aod every one! We Will Be Expecting You Next Month For Our Showing of the 4 Great New Tractors by MA5- SEY-HARRIS. They Are Built To Trigger A New Tractor Age. 61 IMPLEMENT CO N, N. Hlway farnMr'< MOMM of tatufattiom' 2-2141

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