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PAGE in BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) CQUSIIR KEWi FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1959 REVIEW- FORECAST On Missco Farms BT KEITH BILBREI C.B.fJ 4(»l |7 Seed I knew about 10 years ago that ! He must really be a good sales-1 only had two circuits In my house man. Well, what I hear is that I and that with the extra elecrical some man is traveling in Missis- appliances I had then I should add 'sippi County, selling: Lee soybeans for $7.00 a bushel, and signing a contract with the farmer that he will buy all of the Lee's produced this fall at $1.00 j bushel above the Chicago market. Step up folks who will be next? Just $7.00 a bushel for good Lee soybean seed. (Of course you cnn buy seed for about half that price.) Who believes the man will come back this fall and buy the Lee beans you produce from this seed? Well he signs a contract and I some circuits. I called an electrician. He put in six circuits for me. I was satisfied and happy. Now, my 4-H plub boy, Jim, is studying electricity as a 4-H Club project. He wanted to check the fuse box. Imagine my complete surprise when we found that every fuse plug was a 30 amp fuse. That ic terrible. I think the power company will tell you that is just as bad and dangerous on the common type of j house circuits as putting a penny i behind a blown fuse. guess that mafces It official. I understand the same type op- behind erators have worked In the north j If you don't know now I am tell for l couple of years. "• ing you, those fuse plugs should be i 15 8ni P s . nt lenst never l *W r than Suspicious Brogdtm You know "Doc" Charley? Charley Brogdon was approached by this $7.00 a bushel seed salesman. Charley said, "That sounds like a good deal why don't you go talk to our County Agent about it. If your, proposition is alright he will be in position to help you a lot." The salesman promised Charley 20. If you don't believe it call your power company. What you had better do right now though is go look at your, fuse box like I did and see what size fuse plug you're using. 10 Percent Loss A power company representative tells me they know that 10 percent that he would go see the County i of an average power bill represents Agent but, for your information he a loss in electricity that does the A& hasn't showed up yet. The State Plant Board is trying to keep a close check, on the operation but they possibly can't stop ii without some cause. If this man or a company Just wants a sure supply of certified Lee soybeans this fall I think we could write him up a contract for at-least a half million bushels and for a considerably lower price than $1.00 above the Chicago market.. The State Plant Board thought you should be warned, in spite of the fact that some farmers are buying th« seed. Now you have been told. Fire Bug- Why, I might have even set the house on fire. It's amazing how careless we are and how little we know about electricity. Oh, I thought I- was smart. I Weather And Crop Bulletin Compiled by cooperative effort* of USDA. Kxlenslon Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas Collfjre of Agriculture.) consumer no good. It makes the power company money, yes but the truth is they would nuher have a satisfied customer and that means a person who is getting results for all of the kilowatts that goes through the meter. Have you got enough circuits in your house? Is the wiring big! enough to carry the loads you are imposing on the circuits? Where Is My Part? Just how much is all farm produce worth in Mississippi County! in one year's time? I have been asked that many times. I have often made estimates and to my surprise many have been pretty close. ( The 1954 Agricultural census showed a total Mississippi County farm sales of $48,410,335. Of this amount $47,375,042 came from the nniT • FLASH CAMERAS KtN I • MOVIE CAMERAS Complete Selection of Flaih Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movie Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 South's Finest! At The Fountain or Take Home! AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING DRUG STORES: WOODS DRUG STORE, Blytheville HIWAY DRUG STORE, Blytheville MASSENGILL'S DRUG STORE, Osceola SHIREY'S DRUG STORE, Hayti COLLINS DRUG STORE, Caruthersville The weather during the week was cool and dry. Weekly mean temperatures ranged from 49 degrees at Fayetteville, which is 12 degrees below normal, to 60 degrees at Texarkana, 6 degrees below normal. Hot Springs also had a weekly mean of 60 degrees, which is 5 degrees below normal. The highest temperature was 82 degrees at Camden on the 21st; the lowest, 28 at Gilbert on the 20th. Rainfall wns light and scattered, the greatest weekly total being 0.48 inch at Nashville while several stations had no rain. Supply of soil moisture is generally adequate over the State, except in some southwestern counties. Most growing crops are doing fairly well, although cool nights have slowed growth somewhat. Land preparation went forward fit a rapid rate during the week except in a few scattered sections of the Delta where the soil was still too wet for working, Some cotton, corn, rice, and soybeans were planted. Land preparation for COTTON made good progress during the week and some planting was done. Planting will get into full swing this week in many counties. A few fields are up to a stand but cool weather has retarded germination and growth. Some of the earliest plantings did not germinate be- j cause the soil was too cool and wet and will have to be replanted. There Is, however, not much of this acreage. A considerable acreage of CORN has been planted. Earliest plantings are up to stands but need warmer nights in order to make good growth. Further planting the Delta counties will be delayed until cotton, rice, and soybeans have been planted. Apnids continue to do heavy damage to many ALFALFA fields In northwestern counties. Some fields are being sprayed. First cuttings are getting underway In a number of counties. Much LESFE- DEZA Is up to a good stand. The outlook for SMALL GRAINS continues promising, although cool nights have slowed growth somewhat. Some fields of fall sown OATS are heading — on short straw in a few instances. A limited acreage of RICE has been seeded, and a few early fields are coming up to a stand. It was still too wet for land preparation in some areas during much of the week. Much will be seeded during: the coming week If weather conditions permit. Several .thousand acres o; early SOYBEANS are up to stand, although only a small portion of the acreage has been planted so far. Cotton planting will have priority for the next couple of weeks on many farms. Some STRAWBERRY blooms were killed by frosts which curred about the middle of Aprl but damage was relatively light. Very good crops are in prospect in all nreas. Harvest Is underway In South Arkansas but picking wil be limited elsewhere until about May 1 or later. Transplanting of TOMATOES to fields in South Arkansas is virtually complete but It has been too cool for plants to make much growth. JUST THREE LEGS TO STAND ON-This three-legged calf is the rarity recently born near Mansfield, Ohio. The calf « per. fectly formed except that it has no sign of a left front leg. It must be bottle-fed, because it cannot stand up to reach the udder. ( Owner G. A. McCoy, shown supporting the calf, wants to turn It sale of field crops. Wants To Work Melvln Tiden, 112 w. Davis, own." n Model "A" John Deere with plowing and cultivating machinery. He i wants tn help anybody that gels behind in his work and needs some help. His phone number is 3-677. You can ran a John Deere Rotary Hoe righl over tfie youngest crop without damage . .. erase choking crust and moisture-stealing weed sprouts in a wide swath at 5 miles per hour. No need to be slow and careful—the iteel tines take out only shallow-rooted growth, in the row as well as between th» rows, at money-saving >p««d. We invite yon to come in and sea why farmers prefer the flexible John Deere Rotary Hoe. it's made to work better and last longer —with rugged, arched-steel frame, large- diameter hoe wheels, non-curling tines, and super-hard white-iron bearings. Integral models available. Here's a tool that will save TO* rim* and money. Se« H nowl MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-4434 Maloch Says By D. V. MALOCB Mississippi County Ace radtnp and Filling Increases Value- W. S. Cockerham, Star Route, Manila, has during the past five years, filled In the deepest "pot holes" and used land plane on over 500 acres of his 650 acre farm In the EtoWah Community. "My best and mast productive land prior to the land grading is my poorest land now," Mr. Cockerham said. He has not worked over his choice land in the beginning and the other land has had most of the pot holes filled with either dirt moving machines or the land plane. His work has made the use of ir- CANTALOUPS, WATERMELONS, and CUCUMBERS are being planted in South Arkansas. POTATOES suffered considerable frost damage in the mountain areas. FRUITS were also damaged but not seriously and very good APPLE, PEACH, and GRAPE crops are in prospect. Considerable thinning will be required in many of the State's peach orchards. GARDENS ace greatly in need of warm weather. - I The PASTURE and LIVESTOCK, situation continues favorable as a whole, although cool weather has retarded pasture growth somewhat and lice are a problem In some herds. . The FARM LABOR supply Is adequate but thousands of workers will soon be needed for picking strawberries. rigation equipment more feasible by Improving drainage which indirec- ly has increased the productive capacity of his land. Some have estimated that the productive value of the farm has been increased from 25 to 30 per cent. On the C. L. Denton Farm at Denwood, C. L. Denton, Jr. reports that he increased his yield by irrigation, 123 pounds of lint cotton per acre over an adjoining field of equal or greater production capacity. Mr. Denton used heavy fertilization, irrigation and good management on his cotton crop. He made art average yield of 731 pounds of lint cotton per acre on the part irrigated and 608 pounds on the non- irrigated. All of the land was heavy clay soil. Bob Pugh on the same farm reports an increased yield of 75 pounds of lint per acre for an irrigated field wilh one irriynUon overa similar field not irrigated. C. L. Denton Sr. produced an average yield of 759 pounds per acre of lint cotton on his farm in 1955 about 70 per cent of which was irrigated once. On one block that he irrigated twice he made 840 pounds of lint per acre. On land that he had rented out that was not irrigated the yield was about 650 pounds of lint per acre. All three of the men believe that they increased the yield by irriga- tion. The increase reported ranged from 75 to 123 pounds of lint per acre. In.?ecUcide Demonstrations Four systemic seed treatment for inaect control demonstrations have been established by South Mississippi County Extension workers. The seed Is treated with "Thimct", a systemic poison that is supposed to transfer to t he young cotton seedlings enough of t he poison to protect the plants from insect damage for about seven weeks. The demonstrations were planted on research plots at bowrance Brothers near Nodena; Lee Wilson and Company Farm at Marie by "Dock." Moore, farm manager; W. M. Taylor Jr. West Ridge Commul nlty near Little River on Highway 40, and Hall and Gibson, Frenchman's Bayou. Soil Conservation Service The Soil Conservation Service, un- der the direction of D. K. Bowen, District Supervisor, began work in Mississippi County Monday, April 23, Mr. Bowen and part of his staff will have headquarters in Osceola with others stationed at a headquarters in Blytheville. Realistic Pricing Cotton Some probable effects of pricing | cotton more competitively as listed by Dr. M. K. Home, National Cotton Council are: 1. Has a tendency to discourage competitive production. (Mexico has already announced a 12 percent reduction in acreage on their marginal land for 1956.) 2. Builds confidence in supply ot cotton. 3. Tends to stabilize retail prices and in some cases tends to a limited extent to lower price of finished goods. 4. Tends to cause customers to increase stocks for "end" uses and exports. THE WIDTH YOU FARM can cut Kow that Allis-Chalmers has cracked the weight barrier on mounted implements, you can spread your farming width to cut your costs. — Big, tandem disc harrows 10-feet and 12y 2 -feet wide operate like fully-mounted discs while working . . . ride . on rubber elsewhere. You can cut up to 8 feet wider each round, reducing field time and travel distance accordingly. The time you save may be the difference that save* your crop. Let us show you the new AHis-Chalmers Big-Capacity disc harrows with transport wheels. It's your way to wider farming at lower cost. ALLIi SALIS AND SERVICE BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 E. Main Phone 3-4404 Read Courier News Classified Adi. NITRANA M Nitrogen Fertilizer Solutions I'm about the fastest rig around for putting nitrogen into the ground! For low-cost, jpeedy application of nitrogen to make your crops grow, get low-pressure ARCADIAN* NITRANA* Nitrogen Fertilizer Solutions. One man with K simple tractor-tank injector rig can apply all the nitrogen needed for big yields on 40 to 80 acres-per day. All you need is your tractor rig plus a nurse lank to bring NITRANA from your dealer's tank to your field. Or you can have your NITRANA dealer do the entire job. No bags to lift—all you lift is the end of a hose. Pumps and machines do the work and do it quick! You can apply NITRANA for plow-down, as top-dresbing or side-dressing, all at low cost per pound right in the ground. Get NITRANA Nitrogen today for the easy way to make your crops pay! NITRANA Your Nutreno Dealer in Blytheville is FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "The Home of Sudden Service" Box- 632 " — Blytheville - Ph. 3-8191 Your Nutrena Dealer In The Holland, Cooter, Steel Area is HOLLAND Fertilizer Distributor Phone 3181 Holland, Mo. 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