The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 28, 1955
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1955 BLYTHEVILJ.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINB REVIEWS-FORECAST On Missco Farms By KEITH B1LBREV, Couoty Agent v III, Neighbor! Meet Marion Spnuldlng. He is the relatively new vocational agri- cuture teacher In Blytheville High School. He is a native of Portland, Arkansas, In the delta part of Ashley County. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Bill McLeod the former Vocational teacher is now serving his time in the Army. Meet J. E. Swing, he is in a new position as farm manager and consultant with the First National Bank in Blytheville. He Is a native of Missouri. He has had several years experience with the Doanne Agricultural Service. He should be highly qualified to fill this new position. Meet David M. Miles. He is a graduate veterinarian. He and his family are making their home on miles North of Blytheville. Both Dr. Miles and Dr. Newell Jerome, south of Blytheville on Highway 61 are graduate vetinar- ians. I believe they both do a small animal practice as well as work on general livestock diseases. The graduate veterinarians of Arkansas are now doing the bangs testing work for dairy and beef cattle producers. The tests arc still free to farmers, as they have been in the past. Requests will still be accumulated In the county agent's office and directed to the appropriate veterinarian, depending on location in the county. For purpose of handling the bangs testing program the two veterinarians have divided Mississippi County roughly along the political division of North and South Mississippi County. Dr. Miles will handle the bangs testing requests that come to this office. I am sure their division of the county applies to the bangs testing program only. Either of them can be called for any other veterinary work. Meet President Bob Lee Smith. The big, good natured, red head was elected president of the Mid- South Implement Dealers Association in Memphis this week. It is a nice honor, and we congratulate Bob Lee. Rats and Mice H. C. Knappenberger. chairman of our Agricultural Planning Com- mitee, looked over our plans for 1955 and among other things suggested that more Information should be put out to the general public on the elimination of rats. I think he was talking about the four legged kind. I thought a year or two ago I mentioned the new rat poison, "Warfarin" enough that everybody in the county would remember it. Anyway, here we go agin, because there just Isn't any excuse for your putting up with rats and mice .jn 1955. They can easily be controlled. There is a new rat and mice poison now, similar to Warfarin and highly effective. It is P1VAL. Here are some hints on the proper use of either Warfarin or Plval. Warfarin, the first "blood thirsty" killer ,of rats and mice made publicly available, has been more greatly accepted during Its four years of service to humanity than any other chemical rodenticiede in history. But it's still new, because many people have not yet learned how to use it correctly. : Pival has been reported by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be very similar to Warfarin for manner and use in results. Here's to success with anticoagu- HEAD MAN—Charles B- Shuman, of Sullivan, 111., is the new head of the American Farm Bureau Federation. He was chosen to succeed Allan B. Kline, who resigned because of poor health. lants: 1. Food, water, and-shelter are necessary for rats and mice. Eliminate these naturally-occuring aids to rodent survival as much as possible. 2. Locate all rat and mouse runways and other active signs in all farm buildings. 3. Get enough bait for one pound at each rat runaway. This requires 10 pounds for the average farm with some rat activity in several buildings. 4. Use somethng like discarded one-pound coffee cans as bait containers. Fill them level full. Use shallow containers like fruit jar lids'for mice. 5. Place bait containers in rodent runways so they can't avoid them. 'We n Come * Long W$y A replica of the first Froelich traclor which was the "granddaddy" o/ the present-day complete line of John •actors. On« morning back in 1892, Iho peace and quiet of the little Iowa town o! Froelich was shattered by an unfamiliar roar ... the cough and olank of a one-cylinder engine mounted on the running gear of a ateam traction engine. This one-lunger, the pride oi John Froelich, proved a success and aoon moved out of Iowa to the broad plains of the Dakotas. That fall it helped harvest over 72,000 bushels of small grain. From that humble beginning has come tie great line of John Deere Tractors . . . tractors thai today oifar advantages undreamed of just a few years ago. Time hag changed . . . John Deere Tractors have "come a long way." And through these years, as the John Deere Dealer in this community, we've been a part oi thii progress. We've* aeon changes tn tractors, in equipment, in farm- Ing methods, in farms. We've made new friends to be cherished as old friends as the years passed by. Yea . . . we've come a long way together in this community . . . you, our customers, John Deere, and ourselves. It's a winning combination that enables us to lace the future with confidence. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 - Phone 3-4434 Drought Impeded Corn Variety Test Crops Observed At Six Different Areas in State FAYETTEVILLE — Results Ol hybrid corn variety tests conducted at six locations In Arkansas Were announced today by the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. J. O. York, Junior Agronomist, directed the research. The tests were conducted at the Main Experiment Station at Fayctteville: the four Branch Experiment Stations at Batesvllle, Hope, Stuttgart, and Marianna, and the Delta Substation at Clarkedale. These locations present growing conditions similar to each area, and the results obtained represent the Arkansas Uplans, eastern Arkansas, vice prairie soil, and Arkansas Costal Plain areas. . Only those varieties that have been tested lor at least three years are eligible to be recommended. Results of the tests, with recommendations for use In the various areas during 1955, follow. Additional information can be obtained at each Branch Station. Fayettevlfle Test Tests conducted at the Main Experiment Station were not reported because of failure due to the intense drought. For this reason the 1953 recommendations are repeated. Recommended mid-season hybrids for northeast Arkansas include Punk G-46. keystone 38, and Meacham M-5. Those recommended for late season planting are Broadbent 303W, Funk G-711, Keystone 222, and Texas 28. The latter produced the highest ylVls at Fayettevllle In 1953, 47.8 bushels per acre. In all, 28 hybrids yielded better than the best open-pollinated variety. Batesville Test Results of the 1953 tests are also repeated for the northcentral Arkansas area because of test failure in 1954 caused by drought. Keystone 107W led In yields, with other recommended varieties Including Dixie 33, Draper McCurdy 987, and Keystone 38. Marianna Test As a result of tests, at the Cotton Branch Station, six hybrids are recommended for the lower Delta area of eastern Arkansas. Thev are Dixie 17, Dixie 22, runk G-244, Funk G-711, Keystone 222A. and Pfister (P. A. G. ) 631. Dixie 17 has the highest five-year average of any entry in the test with a yield of 44.8 bushels. Clarkedale Test Six hybrids are also recommended for the upper Delta area of eastern Arkansas, based on tests at the Delta Substation. They include Dixie 22, Dixie 33, Draper McCurdy 987, Keystone 45, Meacham M-5, and Pfister (P. A. O.) 831. Dixie 22 has the highest live-year .average of any entry in the test with a yield of 57.5 bushels. Dixie 33 has the second highest five-year average, followed very closely by Pfister (P. A. G.) 631. Shelling per cent and ears per stalk were smaller in 1954 than In previous year. This can be attributed to the extremely hot and dry growing season. Stuttfrart Test corn performance test at the Rice Branch Experiment station near Stuttgart continued to prove thnt corn can be successfully grown In the Grand Prarie and similar soils. Recommended hybrids for the rice area are Dixie 22. Dixie 33, Keystone 222 and Pfister (P. A. G.) 631. These, recommended hybrids have shown superior performance for three to five years. Mo. 8010W was the leader in the 1954 test with a yield of 69.4 bushels per acre, but it is not on the recommended list because it After August Lull, Exports Are on Rise Again Following a lull in August and September, United States agricultural exports were 30 percent higher in October, 1954, than in the corresponding month of 1953 and 63 percent higher than in the preceding month of September, the United States Department of Agriculture reports. October exports, which climbed to Benson to Speak At NCC Meet Annual Session Convenes in Houston On' Monday MEMPHIS — Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson will be the principal speaker at the 17th j annual meeting of the National I Cotton Council at the Shamrock j Hotel in Houston January 31-Febl ruary 1. The Secretary will address approximately a thousand delegates at the opening session on Monday. Charles B. Shuman. Sullivan, 111., recently elected president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, heads the list of speakers on Tuesday. He will be heard at the beginning of the afternoon session in an address, "Farmers Look to the Future.' Announcement of the principal speakers came today from A. L. Durand, Hobart, Okla., president of the National Cotton Council, who also is scheduled to address the industry leaders on the opening day. "The cotton industry is extremely honored that the Secertary of Agriculture has consented to address Its organization and discuss agricultural problems in which it is vitally interested," Mr. Durand stated in his anouncement. Secretary Benson will be the first Secretary, of Agriculture to address the cotton group since Secretary Clinton D. Andersons' appearance at its Galveston meeting in 1947. "We are happy also that the president of the American .Farm Bureau Federation accepted our invitation and that ours will be the first major commodity group to hear him since his election," the Council head added. $315 million in value, outstripped every month since December, 1952, when a total of $324 million was recorded. There were impressive gains for the nation's principal export crops—cotton, wheat and tobacco. Continued high levels of economic activity abroad as well as a strengthening of the competitive position of United 'States agriculture products were the main sustaining factors in the farm situation. Not only did October show an advance but exports for the four months — July-October — were 3 percent above the corresponding months of 1953 and shipments abroad for the 10-month period— January-October—ran 5 per cent over the same period of 1953. The July-October valuation total or agricultural exports totaled §907 million compared with $882 million in 1953. There were gains in several categories—such as animal products, cotton, tobacco, vegetable oils and oilseeds and fruit and vegetables. Exports of grains and feeds declined in value but the reduction can be attributed largly to lower prices in 1954. For the first 10 months of 1S54, farm exports totaled $2,375 million, compared with $2,258 million FARMERS ONE STOP MARKET WE BUY or STORE: WE SELL: • SOYBEANS • BARLEY • WHEAT • OATS • CORN • RYE • COMBINI MILO t MASTER MIX • FIELD SEEDS FEEDS t SOYBEAN SEED • FUNK'S "G" HYBRID CORN • V.C. FERTILIZER of All Kinds • COTTON SEED • MATHIESON'S INSECTICIDE FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Home Of Sudden Service" N. BROADWAY & HUTSON STS. PHONE 3-8191 has not been tested tor the required period of time. The 21 hybrids tested yielded significantly more than the highest yielding open-pollinated variety, Mexican June. Hope Test Tests at the Fruit and Truck j Branch Experiment Station near Hope were conducted to determine' suitable hybrid corn varieties for the southwest Arkansas Costal Plain. Dixie 11, Dixie 22, Dixie 33, Funk G-711, Funk G-716 and Keystone were placed on the recommended list. Only five hybrids the highest yielding open-pollinated variety, Delta Prolific. time..* Sure measure of fraefor difference Hold a watch on the WD-45 to measure more work done in less time FROM: § POWER-CRATER Engine—more power with less fuel. SNAP-COUPLER—for quick implement change-over. 'ML Power-Shift Wheels — to space rear treads minute(§^ quick. (^ Automatic Traction Booster — no time lost in tough ^•^ spots. (^ Two-Clutch Power Control — no delay on PTO jobs. See how quick you can work your acres ... how little get-ready time is needed between jobs. Measure the great new Allis-Chalmers WD-45 in terms of your most valuable possession . . . time. Then check the price. 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