The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 18, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 19B8 -' On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBREY, County Agent Soybean Confusion The 40 Mississippi County farmers who attended the soybean hearing in Memphis perhaps came away more confused than they were before th« meeting. It appeared to some observers that J. E. Barr, head of the Inspection Branch, pretty well had his mind made up before coming to the Memphis meeting, that the TJ.S.D.A. should reclassify Ogden beans by putting them in the "green bean" classification. By his proposed definition of green beans, however, our delegates kept asking Mr. Barr, "How in the world under your definition of green beans can Ogdens be classified as such? In other words we still can't see how you can possibly keep Ogdens from automatically being classed as 'mixed beans'." Their proposed definition of yel- 'ow or green beans is that the beans not include more than 10 percent beans of any other color. Mr. Cotton Farmer: Delint your Cottonseed NOW WE GUARANTEE PROPER DELINTING & CERESAN TREATING BLYTHEVILLE DELINTING CORP. Hi way 61 S. Ph. 3-6258 Delegates repeatedly tried to show Mr. Barr that pure Ogden soybeans might have as much as 50 percent yellow, beans, simply because the Ogden's pale green color bleached out either by age or exposure to sun rays before harvest. Bill Wyatt's, Paul Hughes' and other testimony repeated that the few foreign buyers who wanted strictly yellow beans could get them from Illinois or other northern points. Farm Bureau officers came away with the feeling that the farmers of the Mldsouth must appeal to their congressman for help in preventing Mr. Barr from recommending to the Secretary of Agriculture that the Ogden beans be reclassified. Corn Varieties Continued inquiries on corn varieties to plant prompted me to give you the following information. As a result of tests at the Cotton Branch Station, six hybrids are recommended for the lower Delta area of eastern Arkansas. They are Dixie 17, Dixie 22, Punk G-244. Funk G-7H, 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. Six hybrids are also recommended for the upper Delta area of eastern Arkansas, based on tests at the Delta Substation at Clarkedale. They include Dixie 22, Dixie 33. Draper McCurdy 987, Keystone 45, M e a c h a m M-5, and Pfister (P.A.G.) 631. Plant Food Needs J. M. Veazey of Promised Land wanted to know how much plant food it required to produce one bale of cotton per acre. Scientists agree the answer is 65 pounds of Nitrogen, 25 pounds ,of phosphorous, and 50 pounds of potash. That's only one guide, however, as to the kind of fertilizer you should use. For instance, nitrogen is the most deficient of the three elements in Mississippi County You tarn hard ground into productive seedbed -FAST with this McCormick Disk Harrow Too hav* controlled p*n«trariofi to work up productive seedbeds with the McCormick 24-B wheel-con trolled disk harrow. It deep, you can raise (he wheels clear off the ground, use their weight for extra penetration. You lift the disks out of the ground !._.!.__ r. .__,.,_ , . . ,ke it faster and e«ier h« the weight to disk deep, y« it le»re the surface level. Hy- *o make short, fast turns. And the w»«;u injise it iasier ana easier draulic Remote Control of the wheels makes k easy to set the to ride over levees and to move from field to field. The McCormick depth of dw gangs. When the going gets tough, or you're disking 24-B is available in 514, 6, 6^, 7 and 8'/<-rbot widthjw DELTA IMPLEMENTS INC. "Serv/ce Holds Our Trade" Blytheville, Ark. Phone 3-6863 MISSCO HAS ''World's Best" Fertilizer Application Equipment Patented Cam Agitator Masters Any Fertilizer Even Crushes.Rock Salt Clinkers or Ice. rlM Model "120" The model "120" Ezee Flow will spread up to 120 acres per day. Only Ezee Flow can guarantee 'exact rate spreading-' of any fertilizer in any condition—5 to 200 Ibs. per outlet. "Positive control" race dial sets rate per control" trace dial sets rate per tilizer with accurate distribution and keeps soil fertility in balance. Your Exclusive Dealer- Discs Feeder Blades • Hopper Capacity 2-100 Ibs. • Coverage—2.| rows, ful|il2' width. • "Sealed in" bearings MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 3-4434 &/fc JOHN DEERE Dealer/** QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT No General Improvement Seen In Overall U.S. Drought Picture WASHINGTON W—There was no broad improvement during January in the drought existing over much of the nation, according to the Geological Survey. Its monthly water resources review said that "to an unusual extent there was little change in stream flow and ground water levels during the month." , Ground water levels generally were below average throughout the West and at or near record-low levels in most of the southern half of the country. In Washington state, sample measurements showed water content 40 per cent less than normal. Flow of Little Colorado river, was at a record low for January in Arizona. Stream flow was below normal in Illinois, Arkansas, northern Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, northern Florida, southern Alabama, southern Mississippi and Tennessee. Record-low water levels for Jan- soils and phosphorous is the most plentiful. To produce a 40 bushel corn crop per acre the plants must take a total of 60 pounds of nitrogen, 24 pounds . of phosphorous and 46 pounds of potash. It may be a surprise to you that it takes 128 pounds of nitrogen, 38 pounds of phosphorous and 60 pounds of potash to produce a 25 bushel soybean crop and yet most of you consider soybeans a soil improving crop. The catch here is that soybeans, properly innoculated can draw nearly all of its nitrogen requirements from the air. Reads Roll Malenkov, recent head of the Russian Government, resigned because of his admitted failure in the field of agriculture. In other words, he couldn't MAKE the farmers produce enough food and fiber. The Argentine government has had real trouble. They used to produce and export tremendous quantities of meat. Government controls destroyed the incentive for meat production and now even the Argentine people are rationing their meat supplies. What in the world is the answer to the American production problem? On January 1 we had 2.8 billion bushels of corn. This is 4 percent greater than any other year. Oat stocks totaled more than one billion bushels on January 1. This was 1/5 more than last year. Barley stock totaled 284 million bushels, 59 percent more than the year before. Sorghum grain supplies are 2'/ 2 times greater than the year before, with 189 million bushels on hand. An economist at the University of Illinois also says that the wheat on hand in the U. S. on January 1 totaled 1,460.000,000 bushels. That's a tenth greater than any year before! That's enough wheat at present consumption rates to last until September, 1956, without producing a grain in the meantime. Do I need repeat the story of i how much surplus cotton there is? I'm not trying to start an argument. I'm just asking you if you were a responsible person in the American government what would or could you do with our surplus production? uary were recorded at key wells in southwestern Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Carolina, Florida and Alabama. Levels were at or near the low records in Kentucky. Hayti Extension Club to Entertoin Their Husbands At their meeting on Feb. 10 in the home of Mrs. Leonard Prichard, the Southwest Hayti Extension Club women planned to entertain their husbands with a dinner party on Thursday evening. This dinner will be at the home of Mrs. Floyd Henry, president of the club. club. Also at their meeting on the 10th, the Southwest Hayti Club voted to donate five dollars to the March of Dimes and two dollars to the Red Cross fund drive. Mrs. P. M. Tipton- reported on the activities of the Gill 4-H Club that is sponsored by the Southwest Hayti Extension'Club. This 4-H Club has reorganized for 1955 with Mrs, J. C. Galligher,, Jr., as the community leader and Mrs. John Reed, assistant leader. 4-H Club project leaders are Mrs. Floyd Henry. Mrs. Lee Pfeffer, Mrs. P. M... Tipton and Mrs. Marvin Tipton. At the end of the business meeting eleven members and one visitor, Mrs. Virgil Brewer, were served delicious refreshments by the hostesses, Mrs. Pritchard. Mrs. Theodore KHnkhardt, the game leader entertained the group with an interesting contest that was won by Mrs. Lee Pfeffer. The next club meeting will be held on February 24th at 2 p.m. in the .home of Mrs. Floyd Henry. Mrs. P. M. Tipton, reporter. Steele Extension Club Convenes "What my family enjoyed doing as a family" was told by 13 members when they answered roll call at the Steele Extension Club meeting Feb. 10. the usual date being changed due to club members being room mothers at school and giving valentine parties on that day. Mrs. Robert Poteet called the meeting to order going directly into business-after the club collect. Motion was made and adopted to send flowers to Mrs. Howard Graham who has just returned from the hospital. Mrs. Buck Whitfleld gave a report on the meeting in Caruthersville February 3, on planning the year's work pertaining to family living, which was the lesson. Mrs. Myrtle Pritchard and Mrs. Elmo Michie are to go to the gardening meeting. A report was made by Mrs. Poteet on the results of their bake sale Feb. 5th. .Mrs. J. W. Rinehart led the group in singing the state song. Mrs. Tom Allbritton served refreshments of prune cake, whipped cream, coffee and iced drinks. Next meeting .will be February 25th with Mrs. David Whitfield as hostess. Experts to Attend Osceola Meeting Keys to Increased Cotton Yields Topic Of Program Proven practices which increase cotton yields will be the theme of a Wednesday meeting in Osceola's Courthouse. The session begins at 1:30 p.m. It is under the joint auspices of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau and the University Extension Service. Different phases of cotton production will be discussed by University specialists and research men. Increasing production, a necessity for lowering the cost of production, will be discussed by Run- yan Deere, Extension Cotton Specialist. Gordon Barnes, Entomologist, will outline extension recommendations on insect control, especially thrip, boll weevil and pink boll worm, which poses a current threat to the Arkansas cotton crop. Brad Waddle, plant breeder with the Agricultural Experiment Station, will discuss new phases of research on varieties, spacing, wilt control, weed control, cold resistance for cotton seedling, and other findings and trends. Pointers on the outlook and marketing of cotton will be presented by T. E. Atkinson, economist. Functions of the Arkansas Seed Council will be the topic of a discussion led by W. H. Freyalden- hoven. James Jacks, agronomist with the Alfalfa Substation, Osceola, will discuss alfalfa production. After short statements 011 the above topics, a panel discussion led by D. V. Maloch, County Agent, will be conducted, with the specialists and research men answering questions' put to them by the group. BUTANE FOR Better Engine Power «k, iv. «rf*iJ I v ---^* '-'*'• More Power, No carbon or crankoase oil dilution, Reduces Repairs, Longer Life and still more economical than any fuel on the market. Too it is a better fuel— "No Tax Problem." Buy A new LP Gas Tractor. Have your present Tractor, Cotton Picker, Irrigation Pumps and Combines Converted to burn Butane Gas. Century Gas Carbure- tion has proven better and cheaper in operation. It makes a neat installation. Ask your implement Dealer about Butane or contact us for Detailed Information. Weis Butane Gas Co. CENTURY DISTRIBUTORS Hiway fil South —Blytheville. Ark Phone 3-3 NOT JUST 1, BUT 4 r ALL-STAR £ FERGUSON FEATURES The New FERGUSON 35 4-WAY WORK CONTROL QUADRAMATK CONTROL For Lift control, double-acting Draft control. 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LET US HELP YOU KEEP THEM HEALTHY We have a full line of Purina disinfectants, water tablets, coccidiosis controls and many others. We know how to use them. Let us help you keep away from many common "chick troubles" FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main Ph. 3-34.11 .••v.vv.v. Let Us Solve Your Irrigation Problems •Well drilling 'Well supplies See Us for Estimate "DISTRTBUTORS lbT~THEsT"MAJOR LINES OF EQUIPMENT — • Nabco Gated Pipe • A-M Aluminum Couplers • Continental Red Seal Power Units Turbine Pumps U. S. and Berkeley Centrifugal Pumps Garmon-Rupp Carver Berkeley Fairbanks-Morse • Rainbird Sprinklers • Gates Belts & Pulleys McKinnon Irrigation Co. "Wtlls and Irrigation — from Start to finish" MANILA, ARK. Ph. 112 or 190

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