The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 3, 1953 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 3, 1953
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FRIDAY, JULY S, 1958 BLYTHEVTLLB 1ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB State Gets Second Straight Full-Blown Summer Drought By HAROLD HART LITTLE ROCK (AP) — It is doubtful that anybody would be branded a "crepe hanger' if he were to say now that a full-blown drouth has descended on Arkansas for the second euccessive summer. President Eisenhower's action Wednesday in adding Arkansas to the several other southwestern states in the drouth areas added substance to the fact that "this is it." More than six weeks of no 4? e neral rains has left its mark. Mexican wortevs are said to be leaving the powder - dry cotton fields of east Arkansas. The Federal-State Crop Reporting ,er- vice said the cattle and pasture situation is critical and water Biip- ply la running low on some farms. Upland pastures have been burned badly . Federal agencies are rushing pamphlets to farmers advising them on how to cope with the situation. bably will have to be abandoned. Agriculturists advise cattleifar- mers to use drouth-resistant sweet and grain sorghums for feed this summer. It's a dark picture, but one which quickly could be dispelled by some voluminous, dark clouds — unloaded their cargo. that Drouths always result in the need to recoup losses through increased production in following years. C. P. Lund, soils specialist for the Agricultural Extension Service, suggests that the use of lime will increase crop yield on acid soils. Lund says a series of long-time rotation experiments conducted by Thft Reporting Service says early the Arkansas Agticuitural Experi- covn, hay crops, pastures and ment Station showed that plots re- vegetables have been hurt the: ceiving lime one in each 4-year worst. Much cotton acreage pro- j rotation period, along with annual application of complete fertilizer, out-yielded plots receiving complete fertilizer only. Weather »nd diseases have knocked a hole in Bradley County's tomato crop. County Agent R. E. Hunter lays farmers expect the crop to be half of the 1.2 million dollars grossed from tomatoes last year. Hunter says he saw many blistered tomatoes on the second and third clusters in fields he visited. He added that Southern tomato blight has taken a heavy toll. SIDELIGHTS: Arkansas State College at Jonesboro is offering a course in cotton grading...A Crittenden County farmer, Earl Biggs of Proctor, said Choloro-IPC controlled weeds and grasses in his cotton six weeks after the cotton came up. On Missco Farms by County Agent Keftb J. Bilbrey Hurray Fur Our Side Charles Moore of Blytheville becoming rather famous. He is one <jof the big wheels in the Blytheville Jaycees, you know, and this year is General Chairman of the National Cotton Picking Contest. A not from him today says, among other things, "Our Blytheville Jaycee Club is justly proud of the FIRST PLACE AWARD in the field of agriculture, recently received at the National Jaycee Convention in Minneopolis. Our committee feels that the National Cotton Picking Contest is the greatest single promotional medium for raw cotton in existence today." They do a fine job for the cotton south. Let's all support and cooperate with them. This year's contest—October 2. Alfalfa Visiting Day The very important Alfalfa Visiting Day will be conducted by University officials at Osceola beginning 1 p.m., July 10. It's hard to be- The Mississippi County Farm Bureau can be extremely proud lor the part they have'played in getting the University to conduct this alfalfa research, and the cotton wilt research in the areas where the problems exist. Drouth in the News While the drouth continues generally, at least three-fourths of the Mississippi County cotton crop is coming to life and growing rather satisfactorily. Except for the fact that the fields are very spotted and a considerable acreage never came up, we are not facing the immediate disaster that I suppose some areas are. That is not saying that this county .is not in grave need of a good general rain. County 4-H Rally Hey. Mom, remind the kids that their 4-H Club rally will be held in North Mississippi County at the fairgrounds. Friday, July 10. Mr. Bob Blaylock, manager of the Northeast Arkansas District Pair, iieve what you hear and see at the i was kind enough to turn the place regional alfalfa plots. If you are growing alfalfa or if you think you may grow alfalfa when cotton acreage controls returns, I would consider this one of the most important half day educational meetings you could ever attend. over to the boys and girls for this special annual event. Most important for the boys will be the Annual Tractor Driving Contest and the Insect Identification Contest. The P. D. Foster Company is furnishing 35.00 in prize money for the Insect Identification Contest and the Mississippi Count; Farm Bureau will furnished specia prizes to winners in the Tractor Driving Contest. Girls' activities include demonstrations and talent numbers. Insects Most of the thrip and yellow- striped armyworm troubles seem to be over. It Is nice to have a week or so with no worms or insect troubles. However, Mr. Carter, Assistant County Agent, found two or three farms last Wednesday with a population of fleahopper and tarnish plant bugs heavy enough to justify poisoning. These Insects were found in the New Liberty area south of Blytheville. To you ladies and friends in town —if you cannot get anybody to spray your shrubbery for red spider, why don't you turn your garden hose on them?A good stream of water flushing the arbor vitae every week or so will give you satisfactory control of spider mites. If you don't want to go to the trouble of picking off the young bagworms that are now developing on Juniper, then spray the shrubs rather completely with the following mixture: one-half ounce of arsenate of lead, one-half ounce of hydrated lime, 1 tablespoon of detergent ,and one gallon of water. No Tomatoes Everybody in the county is in the sama shape. Tomato vines are growing but all blooms are falling off. It is not insect trouble. .Very hot Joyce Miller Nancy Eubank* Two Joiner Girls Leave for FHA National Convention in Ohio By Mrs. J. C. Brown JOINER — Fireworks on July 4 won't be the big interest of Joyce Miller, left, and Nancy Eubanks of Joiner, and their 72 girl companions. Along with their organization's :tate advisor and a group of teachers, they left Little Rock this week for Columbus, Ohio, to attend the national convention of the Future Homemakers of America. Forty-five states,'Alaska, Guam, Puerto Rico and Hawaii will be represented at the meeting, the theme of which will be "Homes for America's Future," and "Our American Heritage." All delegates will have a part in the wort group discussions to be conducted during the meet, and a pageant, in historical form, will be given Saturday. On the way to Columbus, the girls will stay overnight in Evansville, Ind., and on the return trip will visit Nashville, Tenn. While in Columbus, they'll stay at tin Deshler Wallick Hotel, turned over to the group for the entire week. Joyce, recently elected se tary of the Arkansas Future Homemakers of America, is the first state officer to come from Shawnee High School. Some 15,000 girls are included in the Arkansas group. At the state convention in Magnolia, where they were" accompanied by Mrs. Harold Howerton, their advisor, and Miss Virginia Lynch of Wilson, Joyce and Nancy received prizes at a costume party. IN THE PROBATE COURT FOB THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTT, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OP THK ESTATE OP MRS. LUCILB W. HALEY, DECEASED NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR Last Known Addreej of the Deceased: 1009 West Walnut Street, Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of Death: June 23, 1953 The, undersigned was appointed Administrator of th« Estate of the above named deceased in the 21 day of June, 1953. All persons having .claims against the estate must exhibit them duly verified to the undersigned within six (6) months of the date of the first publication o{ this notice or they will be forever barred and precluded from any benefits in said estate. This notice first published this the 27 day of June, 1953. C. M. Smart, Administrator | of the Estate of Mrs. Lucile W. j Haley, C/O Taylor & Sudbury, j Attorneys, Blytheville, Arkansas', 6-27,7-3 Sec. J6-TI6N-R9E of Miss, Co. consisting of 2 acres more or less and all buildings and improvements thereon. Sealed bids will De received until T.30 p.m. July 1, 1853 at which time all bids will be opened In the Superintendents Office. All bids should be mailed or delivered to Leachvllle School District No. 40 in care of the Superin- tendents Oftlce, LetchvlUe. Art. In- vclopes should be marked "Bid For Box Elder Property." The Board or Director! rttervM the right to reject »ny or ill bid*. Leachvllle School DUtrict N«. « By Norman Bailey, President Loufa Welnberg, Secretary Top Grafting Aids Avocados CULVER CITY, Calif. W) — If you want to grow avocados which measure 15 inches or more in diameter, take the tip of Glenn R, Kershner and learn the art of top grar.irig — and do tha grafting In e dark of the moon. Kershner says most fruit is BO small because there isn't enough top grafting. A tree on which he did top grafting yielded 50-60 jumbo avocados. As for the drak nights, he says weather prevents tomatoes from setting fruit. In case you didn't know it, experiment stations say, 'When the average maximum temperature is above 85 degrees F., tomato flowers will fall off and fall ;o set fruit." Juneau is the capital of Alaska. that Is the best time to do the .work and be assured the king sized yield. TV and RADIO SERVICE Irons and Small Appliances Repaired Sonny Mathis ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. Z06 W Main Ph. Z071 SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR SALE Leachville School District No. 40 proposes to sell to the highest bidder, for cash, certain school property as follows: The property known as the Box Elder School situated at N. W. corner of N. W. Vi of S. E. We are proud to announce that Jimmie Williams led our sales force for the month of June. To his many friends and new customers Jimmie says "thanks." NOBLE GILL PONTIAC INC. 5th & Walnut Phone 6817 DANCE Saturday & Sunday, July 4-5 at the NORTH STAR SUPPER CLUB N. Highway 61 Blytheville, Ark. 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