The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 30, 1955
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FRIDAY, DBCBMBBR 80, 1989 BLTfTOTTLLB (AMt.) OOUROBH MEW8 PAGE SEVEN RE1/IEW «» FORECAST Seven-Point Cotton Plan Outlined by Farm Bureau. CHICAGO — A seven-point cotton program, aimed at meeting long-range, as well'as short-range, problems faced by cotton farmers,, was approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation's Board of Directors at the close of its 37th annual meeting. T»H« 1. Acres Cropland Farmed p« 3-I>low Tractor Eq«iv»l«lt (3SHP) by M North Mississippi County Farmers in 1955. Points of the program are: <1) Immediate action by the U. S. • government to regain and hold our share of the cotton export market. (2) Further reduction of the surplus by offering farmers negotiable options to buy CCC stocks of cotton at reduced prices for volun- • tariiy reducing their cotton acreage ' below their individual allot-1 ments. , (3) Improved balance between! supply and demand of various, qualities of cotton by basing the support level on the average quality of the crop and adjusting loan differentials to reflect true market relationships as between individual qualities. More Research (4) A greatly expanded research with countries increasing textile exports to the U. S. to the end thrtt our imports may nol be increased to the point where they seriously affect the U. S. cotton industry. In the event that satisfactory agreements cannot be reached, action should be taken under Section lems. (7) Mandatory labeling of textile products to show clearly fiber content. "The action taken by the board today was based on recommendations of a committee set up by the board, lasl March to make an intensive study of the cotton situa- ion and to make recommendations to deal adequately with it," said Charles B. Shuman, president of or to this convention. The program is based on action taken by the delegate body. "Although cotton farmers are confronted by one fo the rnost critical situations they have ever faced, immediate action on this newly developed, and well-rounded, program will make the long- range prospects bright. The forthright action dealing with cotton will be vigorously supported by the American Farm Bureau Federa tion," Mr. Shuman added. The American Farm Bureau Federation is tile largest organization of farmers, with 1,623,222 program, both publicly anc. ,^.. , ..... . vately financed, to reduce costs j erati and improve quality. (5) To explore and attempt to develop an improved price support program for cotton which would reflect increased efficiency of production so as to better meet price competition. (6) Negotiation the American Farm Bureau Fed- Completes Study * "The committee, under the able chairmanship of Walter L. Randolph, president of the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation and vice , president of the American Farm j Bureau Federation, completed its of agreements | exhaustive study immediately pri- member families in and Puerto Rico. Compensating producers with CCC cotton for further voluntary This Business of Farming By B. H. CARTER' County Size Farm Group (acres cropland) Under 200 Over 500 Average Size 125 340 . 875 Number Farms 28 Acres Cropland per 3-Plow Tractor Equivalent Low 25% Average High 25% 60 76 84 91 108 130 115. 125 How do you compare with other North Mississippi County farmers in acres 01 cropland worked per unit of tractor power. This office recently made a survey of the amount of tractor power on a sampling of North Mississippi farms varying in County farms. Eighty-eight size from 35 to 2,250 acres of cropland are included in the survey. Results of the survey are summarized in Table 1. Table 1 shows the acres of crop^ — --- - I land worked per 3-plow tractor reduction of their cotton acreage c q u i v alent (of 33 "maximum" is to be tilted into ar. over-all soil horsepower size), bank program adopted by the delegates on Thursday. The board also took Uie position that in view of the large cotton New Dress Slated To be Designed For Cotton Bales By DONNA SIMMONS, D. 0. Percy A. Wrijrht, Atty. T. J. Crowder, Atty. Ad. Lltem. 12/9-16-23-30 surplus, any increase in national acreage allotments for 1956 would be totally impractical, and opposed change in the marketing quota from the present acreage to poundage or baleage basis. Local Men Delegates to Cotton Council Meeting Average cropland acreage worked per unit of tractor power is shown for nine different farm groupings. These nine groupings consist of the low 25 percent, the average, and the high 25 percent of the farms in each of three farm size groups. Cropland per Tractor In studying Table I, several interesting facts about the survey results can be observed. LITTLE ROCK — Delegates to | men. cottonseed crushers, and represent the Arkansas state unit, i spinners — and the 18 cotton-proof the National Cotton Council at I dticing states are represented in the Council's 18th annual meetin in Biloxi, Miss.,. January 30-31'. have been announced by James G. Botsford, chairman. Together with representatives of Other state units they will review 1955 activities and approve a program of research and promotion aimed at increasing consumption of cotton and iU products. Each of the six segments of the raw cotton indutsry — producers, ginners, merchants, Warehouse- the Council. "The competitive challenge to cotton on three fronts — price, quality, and promotion - will be City, Ark.; R. S. Burnett Jr^, Al- analyzed, and opportunities' theimer, Ark.; and Otis W. Howe, state unit of the Council: Producers — Joe C. Hardin, Grady. Ark.; Lawrence C. Sloan, Strawberry, Ark.; and Harold F. Ohlendorf, Osceola. Ark. Ginners — Fred Carter, Lake City, Ark.; R. 3. Barnett, Jr., Al- analyzed, through utilization research, pro dtiction and marketing, sales promotion, and foreign trade will be studied at Biloxi in forrnluaitng a program for the future," Mr. Botsford said. The following cotton industry leaders make up the Arkansas W/TH A Wabash, Ark. Warehousemen — Noble Gill, "She's blonde, wearing a green dress, black hat, and was last sfen on her way to the BLYTHE- VILLF PROPANE CO. to buy a Cak - Gas Range. They're 'Sooo Reasimablei" "WAR'S M£AD' fofm a#4 Home needs " , H'luay 61 N. Blutheville.Ark. Dell Ark.; W. A. Coolidge, Helena, Ark., and Chas. F. Manly, West Memphis, Ark. Merchants — I. T. Barringer, Memphis. Tenn.; J. Foy Btchieson, Blytheville. Ark.; and James G. Botsford, Little Rock, Ark. Crushers — W. F. Bates, Little Rock Ark.; Ralph Woodruff, Osceola, Ark.; and F. E. Wilson, Texarkana, Ark. First, the amount of tractor power on a farm is not a measure of the tractor power cost on that farm. Second, the "optimum" or most economically efficient amount of tractor power will vary from farm to farm. For a given size farming operation, the optimum amount of power will be affected by power costs, labor costs, the capital and labor position of the farmer, the power requirements of the machines to be operated, timeliness of operation and possibly other factors. Each farm is an individual and generally different situation. Matter of Interest As a matter of interest, if the reader desires' to convert the cropland acreages in Table 1 to a 2-plow tractor equivalent (rather than 3- plowf, he should multiply them by three-fourths (15%). If cropland worked per 4-plow tractor equivalent is desired, multiply by one and one-third (133%). A Missouri study classifies tractor size by number of 14-inch plows For one thing, it will be seen that ) as follows: 1-plow, 16 to 20 H.P., • ' --—•'—• ....... -" 2-plow, 21 to 28 H.P:, 3-plow, 29 to 37 H.P., 4-plow. 38 to 47 H.P. These Sgures are "maximum" horsepower ratings. The tractor power considered In this survey study is "loose" power. It does not include self-propelled BILOXI, Miss. — The cotton industry is thinking about a "new dress" for the cotton bale. — one that will cover up the bare spots yet at the same time meet other speclftcaions of the trade. This will be one of the subjects discussed at the 18th annual meeting of the National Cotton Council here January 30-31. Finding a satisfactory bale cover is one of the big problems in an intensive Council program aimed at eliminating fiber contamination which occurs between the press and the spinning mill. Details of tests set up by the Council wherein more than 6.0001 bales were covered with experi-' mental wrappers of a number of different materials will be revealed at the meeting. Present -jute and burlap bagging n-ovides a strong, economical cover for cotton lint but its open mesh allows cotton to be contaminated by foreign materials such as tar. oil, etc. This has brought complaints from mills due to waste and extra expense involved in cleaning cotton, and to impairment of the quality of the finished fabric when contaminated cotton is inadvertently spun and woven into cloth. The ideal cover must be eco- nomical, sturdy enough to withstand rough handling, and still protect the lint. There is a need, furthermore, for a sampling procedure which will not leave a portion of the cotton unprotected. Traditionally the bagging is slashed with a knife and a sample taken from each side of the bale. The Council is working on several new approaches to this old problem. Nearly a thousand persons, representing the 18 cotton-producing states and the six segments of the raw cotton industry, are expected for the Council's meeting. acres of cropland worked per unit of tractor power averaged f highest on the larger farms (over 500 acres) and lowest on the smaller larms (under 200 acres). Although the small and medium farmers averaged working less cropland per tractor unit in 1955 than did the large farmers, the amount of cropland that the small and medium farmers felt they could have properly worked averaged the same as that actually worked by the larger farmers—namely,. 108 acres per 3-plow tractor equivalent. Farmers in the small farm size group felt they could have properly worked an average of 3. percent more cropland with their available power. The medium size group thought they could have worked an average of 1 percent more cropland. Farmers in the large size group, for the most part, indicated that they considered their tractor power about right. Wide Variation There was a wide variation in acres of cropland worked per 3-plow I tractor unit, ranging from an indi- combines and pickers. The workstock used on the survey farms agured at, 5 horsepower per WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS G Robert Smith, PItf. | iracior unit, taugjus mjm «« «*«• vs. No. 13,182 vl[ma i i ow O f 45 acres to a high of Rita M. Smith, Dft. The defendant. Rita M. Smith, is hereby warned to appear within 168 acres. Table 1 shows the variation to be i greatest in the small farm group. 25 percent of farmers in Tne thirty days in the court named in illc lllglL „„ ^^— „ ... the caption hereof and answer the tms g rou p worked more than twice "'-1 as many acres per tractor unit in ! 1955 than did the low 25 percent- Fc/ucationof Problem JACKSONVILLE, Fla. liPi— When the YMCA started an eight-weeks course in night school it was somewhat surprised at the response — three men and 21 women signed up. The group is studying photography, bait casting, square dancing, ballroom dancing and bridge. SUPER MARKET Highway 61 North We Deliver—Phone 3-9663 ' ^' Modern Self Service Facilities • Choice Meats • Finest Produce ' • Quality Groceries • Frozen Foods Enjoy Modern, Self-Service Shopping with no parking problem at any time. Shop S.& E for Quality. We Buy Ear Corn FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" Broadway & Hutson Phone 3-8191 For aches, pains, vu(s, bruises, burns, colil.s, headaches, bites and stings, try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment Available al your favorite druK counter ' C.' O. SMITH PRODUCTS CO. self-powered cotton limited amount of Pemiscot Co. Farmers Meet On Jan. 70 complaint of the plaintiff, lobert Smith. j 1955 than 010 tne iuw ^j pci^cm— Dated this 6th day of December,; an average of 130 acres compared to 955. 60 acres. iEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By DONNA.SIMMONS, D. C. C. P Cooper, atty. for pltf. Ed B Cook, atty. ad. litem. 19/9-16-23-30 Soil Not a Factor Results in this study were not affected by kind of soil. On an average, there was no difference in the amount of cropland worked per tractor unit on farms having a high percentage of gumbo and those having little or no heavy soil. Percentage of row crops was factor either, as practically al Farmers of Pemiscot County will discuss farm practices whici they found most profitable in 1955 at tire Soils and Crops Conference Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Circuit Court Room in Ca ruthersville. Cost cutting practices that any farmer can use without reducing yields mil have top priority. Cros: plowing. Chemical weed control defoliation, new methods of seec bed preparation, fertilizer use and placement, and many other sub jects will be discussed. William J. Murphy, extension field crops specialist of the University of Missouri, will report on the very latest experimental work being done in Missouri and other states which can be fitted into Pemsicot, County farming. Many of the rnost profitable crop varieties, fertility and cultural practices in use today on Pemi- not I scot County farms were first in- WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY. ARKANSAS Barbara Owen. PHf. vs. No. 13,173 Richard Owen, Dft. The defendant. Richard Owen, is 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 GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. 'fffi'W \ YEAR OF THE , f ^ FROM MASSIY-HARRIS Phone For Free Estimates R. C. FARR & SONS Owners Phone 3-4662 — 400 Railroad — Phone 3-4567 BUILT TO TRIGGER A NEW TRACTOR AGE / 14 COMING ita mm K££P YOU* fVf OH 61 I Implement Co The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Hiway fil Ph. 2-2142 cropland was in row crops. 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