The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 26, 1953
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FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1953 BI.YTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE REVIEW *»° FORECAST i. New State PMA Committee Understands Farmers £ By HAROLD HART LITTLE ROCK (AP) —The new Production and Marketing Administration com- littee for Arkansas is made up of men who apparently understand the farmer's problems happen. in Service said (his week that corn, vegetables, summer hay With drouth conditions prevail- crops and pastures have been ing, the talk gets around to Irriga- seriously affected, tion. What would have happened had I irrigated Chairman W L. Jameson Jr., if Magnolia. John Ellis of FayeUe- jille, and A .C. Spellings of West iidge are all Polled Hereford [feeders. Jameson i^ a firmer .'resident of the Columbia County I'arm Bureau. Spellings ia a mem- jer of the Arkansas Farm Bureau ]nd has farming interests in Mis- Jssippl, Poinsett and White coun- fes. The three met here Wednesday ?r the first time since bein? ap- jointed last \vee\c by the Eisen- lower Administration. And quite aim-ally one of the subjects dis- jussed was the government's role ,i farming through price supports pti the like. j Spellings he believed that jOVernment should stay in farming Because "as long as industry has n'iffs and labor has protection, iirmers must have some kind of isurance against disaster." i Jameson was of the opinion that ng government out of farming desirable but unlikely to R. W. Fullerton Jr., of Warren did something about it. Fullerton owns the Warren Minnow Hatchery. He planted several acres of tomatoes near the large ponds this spring. When the dry spell set in about three weeks ago, Fullerton pumped water from the pond into the tomato rows. Now he is reported to have the finest stand of tomatoes In Bradley County and some vines hr-ve four or five tomatoes per cluster. Fullerton said his rig cost him S239, including $30 for about a hundred feet of used fire hose and an electric motor worth about $150. The hot and continued dry weather is taking its toll of Arkansas crops. The State-Federal Crop Report- . Lack of soil moisture has retarded germination of late planted crops. Most cotton has been chopped. Thrips have caused some damage to cotton, but the hot weather has Kept down the boll weevil. Cattle are holding up well, but showing little gain. SIDELIGHTS: Paul Kilian or near Bard brought the first cotton bloom reported in Greene County to Paragould Tuesday. It was from Rowden seed... Cummins Prison Farm has some 7,000 baby chicks which Supt. Lee Henslee hopes eventually will supply the inmates fresh eggs... three University of Arkansas professors have invented what they call a "torque indicator" which, when inserted on a farm tractor, will measure power requirements. They hope it will speed up research in agricultural engineering. Many Jobs Open To Agri Grads MU Reports Heavy Call for Men Despite Armed Forces Threat COLUMBIA. Mo. — Although the 1 "- 1 - 1 --" 1 ' "•-«».> i«>?>vs sviM.aim:u iu ui- armed services are cutting heavily | dustrifil uses. Research and promo- into this year's Missouri College of 1 tion flre now br!lf B applied in Eu- Agriculture graduating class rec-i r °P e to reb ' m « cotton's foreign ords in the office of Dean J H ! markets as \\e\\. Cotton Gaining Fast In Household, Apparel Uses :M i promotion of cotton products have The industry is now In the midst of U A Invention to Speed Research Something to Think About By Gertrude B. JJoliman Home Dem. Agent Save The Lawn Grass During the hot, dry summer onths, lawns in North Mississip- County are suffering. To keep a een lawn, follow these simple inructlons: 1. When watering, do a thorough 3. Light sprinklings promote shal- roote which are easily killed by ^,w days drought. When watering, jply enough to soak the soil four t six inches deep. 2. Be sure the lawn mower is set igh during the coming months. ,„ inches should be minimum. requent short clippings are Injuri- to all lawn grasses. The grass es back and weeds appear. Light ppings should be left on the lawn erve as a mulch and protect the allow roots. 3. Apply nitrate of soda at the te of five pounds to 1,000 square et. It may be applied every two onths. Ton Are Invited Come out to the Woman's Build- g this afternoon to see the 4-Hers odel their dresses in the county- de Dress Revue. The divisions 1 be: Best Dress, Tailored Dress, ool Suit, Wool Dress, Play Outfit, ork Outfit and Party Dress. A Baking Contest will be held at e same time. The 4-Hers are to ke biscuits, cornbread and sweet- uffins or a one layer cake to be tanlayed at the meeting. "1^00 much encouragement can't be hven these girls who have worked ,, hard, nor to the leaders in their pmrmmitles who have helped them 'i faithfully. 4-H Honor I have just received word that . .j Alice McGuire and Laura Alice | [nmby has been accepted in the 1 [-H House. They .will live there this .•e.xt school year while-attending the .fniversity of Arkansas at Pavette- llle. i It is an honor to be accepted in lie House since it holds only forty iris and occupants are selected '•om top 4-Hers- j Going to School i Next Sunday I plan to leave for tayettevllle to be gone three weeks ; hile attending the Southern Re- fional School for Agricultural Ex- Snslon Employees. This is a re- mrement for every five years, so, is my time to go. Although i per- 1 FAYETIEVILLE, Ark. — New equipment that will speed up research in agricultural engineering — and make it less costly — has been developed by three University of Arkansas professors. A patent application has been filed by the University with the U. S. Patent Office In Washington in the name of the inventors, according to Dr. Lippert S. Ellis, dean of the College of Agriculture and chairman of the University Patent Committee. The joint inventors are George W. Stenibruegge and Xzin McNeal, associate professors of agricultural engineering, and Wesley P. Buchele, former member of the Department who Is now at Iowa State. They have agreed to assign the patent to the University, if and when it is granted. Called a "torque Indicator", the invention Is a device inserted In the powe tarke-off shaft ot a farm tractor to determine the torsion, or turning effort, required to operate various types of tractor-drawn machinery. 'Since its only purpose is to measure power requirements," Prof. Steinbrugge said, "ft is not a piece of equipment that the farmer would need for his,tractor. Its main value will be to experiment stations and farm machinery manufacturers who conduct research In this field." Equipment now used to measure orslon in the tractor shaft is large unwieldy, and quite costly, Steln- bruegge added, being a separate unit that must be drawn between the trcator and the machine being pulled. The torque indicator, on the other hand, is less than a cubic foot in size and weighs only about 35 pounds. Its cost should be not over one-tenth that of the older type equipment, he said. Longwell show that, the June graduates are goin ginto many different fields. Some have gone into farming, either on their own or as farm managers. A number have already completed plans for teaching voca- markets as \\e... Lack of adequate research, trade yarn producers have recently sot up their own promotional organization — Rayon Information Center — to do the same kind of job for rayon that the National Cotton Council — ->—"<• .v-^"--.,.., -..— iima me national uotton council fources say. has caused the losses j has done for coUon The Centep hns tional agriculture and doing county j in the tire cord market. However | despite the ina that cotton lias | lost over half a million bales in j tire cord and baps, domestic conj sumption is now running at an an- iuitial budget of 5750,000 set up for this purpose. The National Cotton Council, which is made up of the raw cotton interests, is not letting up in ,. c ,. „ „,,., nwii.r, i,,, ,.....,7 11 MO i ratp Of Q 4 milli/in halts' 9 if, — -......., »o .»uw ibvuni^ «|j *n ;n u h i num. j utot ^i u^i <uun wni. UK agent work. Others have taken jobs 'J" 1 , b , ™ m ''"° n D j. "'.T* »* Programs of research, promotion patterned after those that have with production credit associations.! " fl " if ve - V e ar Deriod orior to ' and pl ' ocluciion efficiency, however, proved so successful in this country. pnd various branches of the U. S. j 194Q p " •— * —— — •— Brplium to discuss snips promotion plans for increasing consumption of i jshed product. It is also pushing | forward with the hardest hitting i sales promotion effort in the history of the Industry. To recapture a dwindling foreign market the cotton Industry hns sent lop flight men io Europe to help initiate promotion and research .irograms. These programs will be patterned after those that have Department of Agriculture. Several have been attracted into sales work—in insurance, fertilizer,-machinery, feed and seed. Chain stores and the meat packing industry have hired some of the recent graduates. Other jobs taken by this year's "Dog" to "Bird " The canary, popular caged songbird, takes its name from its native locale, the Canary Islands. _. JUU , „.._„ u , _o ^^ M The name stems from "canis," La- graduates include newspaper work. < in for dog. perhaps because of preparation of publications lor i tn « doghcad shape of Teneriie, 1 '"•••'"-* i " 1 " " ( ""•• Spanish group Improved qualities and heavy preparation of publications lor I th « doghcad shay commercial concerns, and farm ap- largest isle of tlii praisal work for insurance compa- i" the Atlantic. nies. Some are continuing theli college studies and working towards advanced degrees. Allan Purdy, student the College that many ,,„ -- -handling agricultural products are only natural that th company want the highest caliber men available. y, ftuiueiiu auviaci m Summing it up Purdy comments, It Agriculture, reports "Men with the potential to become commercial concerns j leaders in agricultural industries wanting graduates trained in the College of Agriculture. Jobs arc open in sales, production, management are in short supply." selecting their men. For the most part they are looking forward to the time when these new employees will be expected to carry considerable responsibility. Therefore, It is On Missco Farms County Agent Keith J. BHbrey for other pests like red spider and haps will have to work hard, I will -enjoy it too. Rest Camp The annual Home Demonstration Rest Camp will be at Walcott Park July 28, 29 30, Besides relaxing and having a vacation from house work those attending will see some verj worthwhile demonstrations. Save the Crop Early vegetables of most any variety are worth more or will save you more than later maturing varieties. A tomato in June, for instance, may be worth two in July. But to be economically sound, gardening must show profits—may be in terms of products sold or used in the home. Or maybe in a better diet of fresh, canned or frozen vegetables. Many people would go without these necessary vitamins if they were not in their own backyard But profits depend also on the variety of vegetables used, care used in raising, and yield. Value of yield in turn depends on time and timeliness of harvest. Young, tender, crisp vegetables are much more desirable than those over-matured. Being able to harvest at the proper stage fs one advantage of having a home garden If early vegetables are abundant, be sure Lo can, freeze or preserve your winter needs. Drouth, disease or insects may wipe out later harvests. RE-ROOF WITH SHINGLES '62&r ^ Don't wait until leaks bring big repair bills. Now is the time to guard health and home values. When you re-roof with Certain-teed Shingles, you are protecting your home from both fire and weather- obtaining trouble-free service for years to come. Free estimate. L C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY 319 W. Ash Phone 4551 Still More Pests The yellow striped army worm, continues to give trouble in spots all over the county. It is encouraging that we now see many of the eggs of three different natural enemies. The natural enemy egg that most farmers are seeing is a white cocoon-like egg on the underneath side of cotton leaves. It is about the size of a small grain of rice. If the natural enemies do not become effective, then this particular worm can dp damage to cotton bolls later on .Another name for this particular worm is cotton boll cut worm. It Works \Ve found from several isnpec- tions following different rates of poisoning that two pounds of actual or pure Toxaphene per acre has given very satisfactory kills. The general recommendation of entomologists all over the South had been two-and-one-half pounds per acre. Perhaps that rate is necessary on larger cotton or older worms. Why Not DOT? Of course, DDT will kill these worms. A pound of pure DDT per acre is quite successful and perhaps gives a twelve to twenty-four hour quicker kill BUT DDT will more thoroughly and completely kill all friendly insects in the field and since it is residual (lasts longer) it just gives a longer period of time A partial survey of the approximately 200 students receiving a ™, i - Bachelor of Science degree in ag- md research, says'Purdy. He pnmtej ^culture this month shows that out however that most commercial i about 70 percent of these men are concerns do a very careful job of j £ 0ing mto the armec | services within M 1 M ff«« tV^i,- mD ^ T7~v th D mnct ^ next fgw ^^ QJ . Heveral months. While the majority of those taking jobs are locating in Missouri, pome are moving into other states. Of the 12 that graduated in forestry this year, 2 are locating in Missouri, and 5 have taken positions in other states. New Jersey, Colorado and Illinois are each getting 1 graduate. Two forestry graduates are going to Arkansas. Five arc joining the armed services. While only limited information is available relative to (starting salaries, a survey of nearly 20 graduates in dairy manufacturing shows an average salary of about $4000 annually. This is running slightly higher than starting salaries a year ago in this field. A good many of these men have taken positions with milk companies In procurement and quality control work. nme are plant managers or department managers. A few dairy manufacturing graduates have taken positions as sanitarians with health departments. The director of the Council 1 * F.ales promotion division met with textile representatives of the Franch, cotton in Europe. In another series of conference*, the director of the Council's foreign irnde division and a team of cotton scientists idld how improved quail- ties of American cotton could best be utilized by Euroepa mnllls and described new techniques being used in America to improve quality. The National Cotton Council il financed and governed by the ilx branches of the cotton industry —• producer, ginner, crusher, warehousemen, merchant and spinner. Its policies and programs are decided upon by a delegaet body selected by the respective farm and cotton organizations in each state. The programs of the Council are all aimed at increasing the consumption of American cotton and cot- t onseed through research, promotion, production efficiency and by earning the goodwill of the general public. plant lice to take over before natural enemies can check them. This is from the bible, — insect bible, that is. The entomologists from all southern states had this statement printed in Memphis last winter, "Aphids and red spider mite populations may increase until they cause severe injury where DDT is used, unless an aphiclicide or a miticide is used with the DDT." Thrips Although far from serious, thrips are also the worst on young coiton that I have seen. This is brought about by the very late cotton plus the continued drouth at this stage uf growth. A pound of pure Toxaphene to the ucre will give satisfactory control of thrips. Do not get too disgusted with thrips .however, there are some occasions later on in the year when thrips are a friendly insect. They like to eat red spider and many times have cleaned out small red spider outbreaks in this area. I Went To School If I went to school for six months I don't believe I would understand all the complications or Important matters in proper irrigation. Mr. Gattis, our Extension Agricultural Engineer, met with county agents in Eastern Arkansas yesterday and gave us further training on the subject. It Is my honest opinion that few people in this area .should be considering irrigation if it requires a deep and expensive well. On the .other hand, there are many farmers who have ditches through or adjoining their land that carry water the year around. Also, it appears to me that cotton and soybeans are two of the least profitable crops to irrigate. Crops that appear more responsive Include pastures, strawberries, vegetables, corn and perhaps peaches. Some people do as much harm ns good with irrigation by not understanding the infiltration rate or the speed at which soil will absorb an inch or two of water. That is one 01 the important things you should rempmber and understand if you are irrigating. With this Leader of the Self-Propelleds 7h* JOHN DEERE Ho. 55 Combine The savings in grain, time, work, and money that ara yours with She John Deere No. 55 Self-PropeUed Combine mean greater satisfaction down through the years. With the thriity No. 55, you save more grain or seed from every acre. Selective hydraulic speed control thai lets you match the speed o( travel to the capacity of feeding, threshing, separating, and cleaning units . . . ease of making eract adjustments for varying crops and crop conditions . . . and genuine field dependability put more grain in the grain lank— save you many hour« in the ihe field. Let us show you why you'll want to cash in on the greater savings of this leader of fha *elf-propelleds. Missco Implement Co. Phon. 4434 S. Highway 61 <^/^ JOHN DEERE Dealer/^ QUAUTY FARM EQUIPMENT PELT* VOU SHOULD BE dUDYOJ CAN GO TO SCHOOL... VOO'LL LEARN THIN6S K3R INSTANCE, HOW THE ELECTRIC LI6HT WORKS. AW, HECK, POP. I ALREADY KSJOW THAT— YOU JUST HAVE TO PUSH THIS LITTLE BUTTOM- LIKE -TV4I A VISIT To" DELTA IMPLEMENTS.!? WILL ENLI6HTEN VOU AS TO THEIR MODERN f-—>i-—tv EQUIPMENT (C jT^V\ DES16NED FOR YOUR UP-TO-DATE DELTA IMPLEMENTS iv INTCRNATIONAL'UAWtMR fALK (SWWl <%**;-6863 ~ ~ BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. CATERPILLAR Diesel Engines •*; Diesel fuel an hour. Kartell's three, rfx- inch pumps deliver 3,000 gallons a minut* to his 300 acres of rice for three monthi at a fuel cost of only $510.30 You can have this same Caterpillar Diesel Economy for your irrigation power. Contact your nearest J. A. Riggs Tractor Company branch today ... be sure that your crops wiU have water whenever it is needed! Cut your irrigation costs ... be sure of your water supply for rice, pastures, or row crops . . . use an economically-operating Caterpillar Diesel Engine as your source of pumping power. R. R. Harrell of Mayflower, Arkansas uses his Caterpillar Diesel D-311 Engine on a 24-hour day operating schedule and burns only Hi gallons" of 13.5c J. A. RIGGS TRACTOR COMPANY 424 E. Third Street, Little Hock, Arkansas Branches in McGehce, Camden, West Memphis, Ft. Smith J. A. HIGGS TRACTOR COMPANY i24 E. Third Street, Lillle Rock, Arkansas P Please send me full information or. Caterpillar Diesel Engines and their ust in irrigation. 0 Please send me information on complete irrigation systems, 1 am a farmer Q Student Q Name . Address O. SEE THE FABULOMS NEW BEtfDfX tWhffc/... it's a WASHER,.. it's a toRYER... all in ont cabinet! Tht Bcndin Duomxic dryj u well dottiei com* om ready 10 wear, » wuhti 7oor clothes imonaii- iron or put »wty. Sec > demon- ally in one coalinuoui operation. xraiion •( our jtorc today. DICK OSBORNE FURNITURE CO. 12ti East Main Plion*

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