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PAQR EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY, 14, 1985 REVIEW- FORECAST SeMo Soils, Crop Meeting Is Held By H. L TEAGER BRAGGADOCIO — Yields and profits in cotton, soybeans and corn: were discussed in seven "problem huddles" at the 20th annual soils and crops meeting of Femiscot County Extension Service held at Braggadocio Tuesday. One hundred-forty farmers and high school vocational students attended. Each group or huddle reported in summary to the meeting the problem discussed by their group. Each crop was discussed in particular as to variety of seed, stand, fertilizing, harvesting, and marketing. It represented conclusions respective of experiences in cooperation with the Extension Service and as well developed practices of the area. The most perplexing problems of the pa'st two years were reported as lack of moisture in the growing season, labor in the harvesting season and in several areas' infestation of pests. Fertilizer Endorsed The use of commercial fertilizer of recommended formulas was generally endorsed. Cross cultivation, which has been a practice .recommended by the Pemiscot County office of the service gained but few followers in 1954 due to the acreage cuts and allotments. Producers agreed that the price paid for hand picking of cotton should be figured at twenty-five per cent of the price of seed cotton. Apply Nitrogen To Wheat Now Little or No Loss, Soils Expert States Nitrogen can be applied to wheat at any time now with little or no loss, says 0. T. Coleman, extension soils specialist at the University of Missouri. Warm soil temperatures may cause some forms of nitrogen to leach. But soil temperatures throughout the rest of the winter will probably be low enough to prevent leaching. Soil is drier than usual this year over most of Missouri and will absorb more than the normal amount of water. For this reason, less water will be likely to drain out of the soil and carry nitrogen with it. "the more level prairie soils remain 'muddy longer in the spring, Coleman says, causing a delay in nitrogen top dressing applications. Fortunately, these soils are the safest ones on Which to put nitrogen in the fall as they Have a tight subsoil and lose relatively little moisture from subsurface drainage. The use of mechanical pickers was conceded as iVital in helping move the crop to market the past two years although some producers were critical of the work done by some machines and operators. In an address following the huddles, J. Ross Fleetwood, field Crop Specialist of State Headquarters reviewed the reports turned in and gave recommendations and explanations. W. F. James, county agent, presided at the meeting. Something to Think About 9y GERTRUDE B. HOLMAN County Bom* Acreage Controls Are Set for Rice But Exact County Quotas Not Announced With First Message FARM LR8 LITTLE ROCK tfl — Rice acreage allotments were established here this week but figures In the county-by-county dole remained a secret. The allotments were made during a meeting of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee. Meeting with the committee and advising on acreage i quotas was grain marketing spe-! cialist J. A. Satterfield of Washington. Release Soon Satterfield said the department would release the state acreage allotment figures late this week— "well in advance of the Jan. 28 referendum at which growers will decide whether marketing quotas shall be established for the coming crop." Counties included in the rice program are: Arkansas, Ashley, Chicot, Clark, Clay, Conway, Craighead, Cross, Dallas, Desna, Drew, Faulkner, Grant, Greene, Hot Springs, Independence, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River and Lonoke. Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Poinsett, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, St. Francis, White and Woodruff. Co/fee Veteran NORFOLK, Va. tfl. — Coffee is important in the Navy. Chief Armand H. Kirouac, chief boatswain's mate says it saved his life at Pearl Harbor. He went for some coffee and seven others followed. All men in the crew loungs they left were killed by a Japanese torpedo which struck the old cruiser Helena. Kirouac likes his coffee, especially on December 7. 4-H Banquet The Farm Bureau is sponsoring the annual. 4-H winner banquet, which will be held at the Noble Hotel tomorrow night at 6:00 o'clock. We appreciate their generosity very much. This is the first year the first, second and third place winners from both the senior and junior groups were invited. There are more girl winners this year than ever before. Home demonstration clubs sponsor 4-H'ers. There are 15 4-H leaders that are home demonstration club ladies. Some of these leaders have worked with the girls throughout the summer while schools were out for cotton picking. Building Tips If you are planning on building a new home or remodeling, here are some ideas that will help you beat the summer heat and will make it possible for an air conditioner to be more effective. Even though you might be planning a home Which would be com fortable at this time of year, it's not a bad idea to look ahead. Windows and doors on an east wall will admit heat from the sun during the early part of the day. This heat load can be reduced by avoiding openings in an east wall or providing a good shade for the openings. The roof should extend well beyond the walls to provide shade for the walls. .A hip roof rather than a straight gabled roof will make this possible on all four sides of the house. The roof should extend over the entrance porch. Locate the garage or carport on the west side. This will provide shade during the afternoon and reduce the amount of heat entering the house. The roof and attic space is one of the biggest sources of heat. Roofing material usually provides very little insulation against the sun. This permits a buildup of heat in the attic. If the celling is not well insulated a large part of this heat will find its way into the house. A light colored roof will reflect a large part of the sun's rays and reduce the amount of heat passing through the roof. If the attic is well ventilated, another large part of the heat can be carried out rather than passing through the ceiling. An attic fan is a method of forcing heat out of the attic. If this heat is not're- moved it will continue to pass through the ceiling for several hours after the sun sets and prevent the house from cooling down. Good Management The actual practice, good man- Cotton Formers Should Harvest Full Allotment J. M. Ragsdale, extension marketing specialist at the University of Missouri, advises farmers to harvest their allotted acres of cotton and fit their cotton acreage to the most productive land on the farm. In order to harvest the allotted acres of cotton, it probably will be necessary to over-plant the acreage allottments to some extent. Then, the acreage planted in excess of the allottment can be planted to soybeans or some other crop. This will assure cotton producers of harvesting their full acreage allottment. According to Ragsdale. farmers should explore every possibility for mechanizing; cotton production on their farms to avoid high labor costs because the long-run prospects are for a continued re- • duction in either the number of acres of cotton produced or the price of cotton. With the advance in mechanization, it might be more desirable to reduce price rather than acreage. In regard to soybeans, Ragsdale advises farmers to plant at least the usual acreage to soybeans. In addition, land left out of corn, wheat or cotton because of acreage allottments can be planted to soybeans. Both acreage and production of soybeans will probably should plan to have adequate storage facilities available on the farm in order to avoid forced selling during the peak of harvest. And for tobacco farmers, Rags-f dale says they should raise their full allottment. Tobacco will prob- ably bring in more dollars an acre of land than any other farm enterprise. Gafhings Seeking More Rice Land Says Crop Too Expensive fro Tak« Big Acraag* Cut WASHINGTON (/P) — Rep. B. C.. Gathings (D-Ark) said yesterday he is seeking ways of hiking u. S. rice exports .to reduce & big surplus in the crop. The Agriculture Department has called for acreage reductions and marketing quotas on rice in 1955. The acreage reduction on a national basis amounts to 26 per cent, Gathings said. While state figures- are not yet available, he added, this much of a reduction likely will cause serious difficulties for many growers in Arkansas and other areas. Gathings said he is checking both the Defense Department and the State Department to see what can be done to increase movement of rice abroad under the various defense and foreign aid programs. Gathings said many rice growers will be in difficulty in event of a heavy acreage cut because of the big investments required to produce rice in his state. agement, means doing a job easier — work simplification. A good home manager is a, pJan- ner, decision maker, director, teacher, evaluator, coordinator, and consumer buyer all at the same time. Home management furnishes the "how" and is the over-all direction of the activities in the home which lead toward achieving individual and family satisfaction. One of the most important, yet often most troublesome parts of home management is planning long-time goals. The family may know what they want today, tomorrow, or next year; but they often fail to recognize needs ten or more years away. Since planning is so important, the whole management program is thrown out of balance when it is omitted. Families need to recognize, that they live in cycles and plan accordingly. Specialists state that demands on family incomes are light during early marriage. They become increasingly heavier through grade and high school and perhaps even heavier during the period when children are in college. Financial demand becomes lighter again when the recovery period of the cycle, after the children leave home, comes. Retirement years are usually lightest of all. It's Time To 1. Keep metal and wood wastebaskets from getting too soiled by waxing the inside with any polishing-type wax you happen to, have on-hand. 2. Get the most from your food dollar by buying more dairy products. RESOLUTION To Whom It May Concern: A meeting of the Board of Directors of Gosnell School District No. 6 of Mississippi County. Arkansas, was held at Gosnell, in Mississippi CAMERA CENTER • Flash Bulbs • Color Film • Polaroid Film ' • Movie Film • We have Cameras and Projectors for rent. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 FARMERS ONE y STOP MARKET WE BUY or STORE: WE SELL: • SOYBEANS • BARLEY ~ • WHEAT • OATS • CORN • RYE • COMBINE • MILO • MASTER MIX FEEDS • FIELD SEEDS of All Kind* • SOYBEAN SEED • COTTON SEED • FUNK'S "G" • MATHIESON'S HYBRID CORN INSECTICIDE • V.C. FERTILIZER FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. " Home Of Sudden Service N. BROADWAY & HUTSON STS. " PHONE 3-8191 Cottons Progress in. Synthetic Battle Is Cited CHICAGO — A key to expanded markets for agricultural products lies in aggressive research and promotion, the executive vice president of the National Cotton Council said here in an address to the committee on marketing and foreign trade, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. W. Rhea Blake, Memphis, told how the cotton Industry had developed its program of market research, quality improvement and sales effort to provide a basic force in achieving a three-million-bale increase in domestic consumption. Describing an uphill 15-year battle against the competition of synthetics and other challengers, as well as luxury items and services which compete for the consumer's dollar, Mr. Blake said the use of cotton in this country had bee:i boosted 50 per cent since the 1930's. Market expansion, he reiterated, is the basic underlying problem facing all American agriculture; and other farm commodities * like cotton, face increasing competition County, on the 6th day of January, 1955, at the hour of 7:30, P.M. All members of the board had due notice of the time and place of said meeting and the purpose thereof, and the following members were present to-wit: C. A. Moody, G. R. Ledbetter, Andy Bevill, J. C. Bright and R. L. Maxwell. Being a quorum. The following Resolution was adopted: ; Be it resolved that this school board in accordance with provisions of Act 384 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1953, will file application with the State Board of Education for a loan from the Revolving Loan Fund in amount of $10,000, to be evidenced by a Certificate of Indebtedness and to be retired over a period of six years from revenues accruing to Operating fund. The proceeds of the loan will be used for: Building a lunch room and equipment. from substitute product! developed by industry. Food and fiber, the basic necessities, in addition, are up against the "inelasticity" of farm markets When consumers have twice as much money to spend, they are not inclined to double their in-take of food or their consumption of textiles. The extra income will go for automobiles, TV sete, vacation trips and other things. No Doom "I am not here to moan or groan over that situation," he declared. "I am no prophet of doom for agriculture. The message I bring you is no message of despair. Cotton has borne the main brunt of this new synthetic competition for a decade and a half, and it has rur- vived. It has survived with a bigger market and a more propressive outlook than it ever had before. But it hasn't been easy. We haven't done it by just drifting alone with the tide of events. "We have always recognized That market expansion requires progress in production as well as in marketing, and that it requires a research as well as direct selling. "It requires good quality, constantly improving. It requires adequate production, not only in times like this, but also in times like 1951 when there was a shortage. Lower Costs, Too "And it requires an unrelenting effort to lower costs of production. That's not only because we must be ready to meet competition for our markets in the future; it's also because we must meet competition for labor and other resources of production, and still yield the farmer a profit that will keep him in Attention Farmer's We are now delinting and treating cotton seed. Have yours done now and avoid the rush. Guaranteed work and reasonable prices. Call Randal Hawks Red Top Gin Co. N. Highway 61 Day Phone 3-3156 Night Phone 2-2664 business." Quality studies conducted by the Cotton Council reveal the basis of cotton's strength, its promotion possibilities and indicate where research should be emphasized or concentrated. Market research provides information about the consumption of cotton as compared with competing fibers. These facts together are the bases of promotional programs, already have been set up in a number of European countries, including England, Prance, and Germany. "If the experience of the Cotton Council means anything, we Icnow that the consumption of a farm product can be increased even when competing products also are making gains. Increasing Demand "We now see. this same kind of effort for cotton being transported to foreign lands—an effort to sell another bale of American cotton, not by shoving out of the market a competing bale from Brazil or Egypt or Turkey, but by increasing the consumer demand for cotton products abroad to the point that the total market will be big enough to take our American bale and lh« foreign bale as well. .' "Can't this type of thing be don« also for other farm commodities? I can't give an expert answer, but p I say it's a question that should b» studied very carefully. Let's think less about why It can't be dorit and more about why It can be don». "If you make people want to buy more things, you can make thepi work harder and Increase their, incomes. This 1s the Americas philosophy. Can't It become more of ft world philosophy? "We don't like the business ol holding back from markets to keep from hurting a competitor. That'i not the American approach to things. Our aproach Is to build bigger and better markets, so that every one who is efficient can prosper. This is the best of all ways to work toward a big export market for American farmers in the future." YOU BET THEY LAST! —Guaranteed Work— We make your old tires like new—at a fraction of new tire cost! BURNETT'S ROYAL TIRE SERVICE S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-8662 don't guess... your tractor is ready We don't guess ... we know that your tractor is ready when it leaves our shop. And so do you because you can tell by the way it works for you in the field ,., and keeps on working.That's the result of our JH 5-Star Blue Ribbon Certified Service —the "care that counts in the field" LET US GIVE YOUR TRACTOR THESI TESTS NOW ignition test We take the guesswork out of finding ignition power leaks in your tractor. IH-trained servicemen, using the right testing equipment, pin-point the trouble... replace only the parts needed . . . save you time ard money. 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