The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 4, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 4, 1955
Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1955 HEWS RE VIEW -•> FORECAST . . . Jimmy Kennett and plant digger Leackviile Farmer Invents Rig To Save Labor in Berry-Digging Jimmy Kennett, a Leachville farmer, and a mechanic friend have Invented a strawberry plant digger that "will dig 10,000 plants in just a few minutes." They re-made an old one-row combine to dig the plants, elevate them with the dirt to the shaker racks where the dirt is shaken off and the plants are kicked out the back and fall into boxes. It is tractor drawn and the power take-off continues to operate the revised elevator and shaker rack, as it does on a regular pull type combine. The dirt removed from the roots by the shaker racks is directed or furuieled right back to the same 12" strip which was scooped up by the machine. Three-Million Mr. Kennett is producing certified Blakemore strawberry plants and may sell 3,000,000 plants this spring. They applied for i patent on the plant digger and have found that it be patentee!, however, they Competition Is Noted In Cotton by Trade Journal's Yearbook MEMPHIS — Keen competition among cotton producing nations of the world and the growing importance of expanded research in all phases of the cotton industry are pointed up in the 1954-55 International Yearbook of The Cotton Trade Journal, published today. WORK THE GROUND AND PLANT | YOUR CROP. Iff! ONE Operation You can plant your crop and work the ground once-over when you own a John Deere No. 480 Cotton and Corn Planter. Rear-mounted, the No. 480 permits use of front cultivator rigs to loosen up soil, reshape beds, and do many other important ground- working jobs right ahead of the planter. John Deere saw-tooth type steel picker wheel for cotton, and Natural-Drop seed A complete picture of the cotton industry from the smallest to the largest producing country and in all cotton consuming nations is presented in this 22nd annual edition of the Yearbook by authors prominent in political, industrial and business fields. Samuel C. Waugb, assistant U. S. Se?retary of State for Economic affairs, writing the lead article in the magazine, says "it is not surprising . . . that trie men who deal in cotton, whether grower manufacturer or distributor, are particularly sensitive to the course of international trade and the political and social factors which influence its behavior . . . Cotton men have always favored a progressive, liberalized trade policy. In this, the present administration shares their outlook." Mr. Waugh points out that "the United States has high hopes for the future of its foreign economic policy because that policy is essential to the success of America's political and security objectives in the modern world." i-Tencn Article France's Edgar Faure, who " became premier after the fall of Mendes-France and who had pre- may not go through with it be- j viously held high government posi- cause of the expense and limited j tions. is the author of an article demand the machine might have, j describing France's economy and Jimmy and his brother, Everett j the efforts that are being made to Kennett, at Leachville, and Allison j steer it toward free competition. Brown and A. A. "Pinky" Tipton at [ Diplomatic negotiations with the Manila are the only producers of j Soviet Union are the only means certified strawberry plants in Northj possible for the restoration of a Mississippi County, according to; «nU"d and free Germany, writes Dr. Wilhelm Grewe of the University of Freiburg, in an article describing the dangers of a partitioned Germany. Reports Other Nations The economic revolution that is taking place in Egypt; the expansion of cotton in the Middle East; Japan increasing use of modern testing methods: Great Britain's resurgence in the textile field—these are only a few of the topics covered by prominent authorities in the 195455 Internationa] Yearbook. , Francis G. Hickman. publisher, notes in an introduction that "cotton consuming countries outside the . United States are now waking to the need of research, coupled with modern promotion methods, to do a j better job of merchandising cotton • goods." Publisher Hickman adds" . . . the United States stands firm for the principles of collective freedom. brotherhood, and believes that in individual liberty and universal spite of any hatred and abuse directed against her, these principles plates with sloping hopper bottoms for corn and other crops, assure yield-boo sting accuracy. New high-speed hill-drop attachment for coffon; fertilizer attachment; rubber (ires for press wheels, and other equipment is available. The No. 480 works with John Deere "50," "60," "70," "A," and "G" Tractors. See us for complete information the next rime you're in town. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-4434 >£»#/* JOHN DEERE QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT Keith Bilbrey,, County Agent. May Save Crop Mr. Kennelt may go a long way toward saving* the strawberry in- i dustry in that area by producing ! such a tremendous crop of certified plants last year, and he might be setting some sort of record in doing so. Mr. Bilbrey stated. Extension Service folks say 400,000 plants produced per acre is excellent. Mr. Kennett has already harvested and sold over 400,000 certified Blakemore plants from 2/3 of an acre. On March 1 of this year Mr. Kennett thought he might have 2,000.000 plants left for sale. About 6,000 plants are required to plant one acre. , FARMERS ONE STOP MARKET We Buy or Store: • SOYBEANS • CORN • BARLEY • WHEAT • OATS • RYE • COMBINE MILO We Sell • MASTER MIX • FIELD SEEDS FEEDS of All Kinds • SOYBEAN SEED • COTTON SEED • FUNK'S "G" • MATHIESON'S HYBRID CORN INSECTICIDE • V.C. FERTILIZER The best spring oats MO.-O-205 - $1.65 bushel FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Home Of Sudden Service' N. BROADWAY t HUTSON STS. A PHONE 3-8191 "HOMEMAKER OF TOMORROW"—That was the title th»t Mary Mae Modesitt won at Dyess High School. She received the highest score in a written examination which tested the homemaking knowledge and attitudes of the senior girls in the graduating class. She will be entered in the competition to name this year's state candidate for the title of "All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow." Mary Mae will be presented with a golden ward pin and cook books for herself and the school. Protect the enamel finish of your refrigerator by keeping it out of direct contact with acid foods. will inevitable prevail." Other highlights of the magazine include a report on cotton production behind the Iron Curtain and a threat to Asia. Each subscriber of the weekly Cotton Trade Journal, the international newspaper, of the cotton industry, will receive a copy of the Yearbook. The price /or individual copies is S3, New Bulletin Out For Peach Men University Prepares Study on Fruit In Arkansas NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION, DELL DISTRICT NO. 23 Notice is hereby given that the Annual School Election for the year 1955 will be held in Dell School District No. 23, of Missls- FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas peach growers, whose commercial trees total over two million, will profit from a new bulletin entitled "Factors That Influence Production, Size, and Quality of Peaches". Prepared by J. R. Cooper of the University of Arkansas' Department of Horticulture and Forestry, the publication reports the results of many years of experimentation at the Main Agricultural Experiment Station here, the Fruit and Truck Branch Station at Hope, and the Peach Substations at Nashville and Clarksville. as well as outlying orchards in each vicinity. In this, his latest report, Professor Cooper deals with the effects of fertilizers, pruning, thinning, and - 01 us cultural practices on the size, production, color, and quality of the fruit . Soils throughout the commercial peach growing area of Arkansas are too low in fertility to produce heavy crops annually without supplemental fertilization, according I to Professor Coopei. ; A mature bearing orchard will: need a total of approximately 50 i pounds of available nitrogen, 80, pounds of phosphoric acid, and 40 j pounds of potash in the soil before blooming and growth begin, These amounts include what is; already in the soil. Fertilizers are added to bring the total up to the j above amounts. Disadvantages Cover crops grown in connection with a fertilizer program supply some of this fertility. However, there may be disadvantages accompanying the use of cover crops. Where vetch is used too much nitrogen may be supplied if nitrogen is also used as a fertilizer, upsetting the performance of the trees. Conversely, rye, improperly handled, may cause a nitrogen deficiency and a moisture shortage. Cover crops which make heavy growth compete for moisture when the trees are growing. On practically all of the soils, where commercial peaches are i now grown, 500 to 600 pounds of' 0-14-7 fertilizer will supply all of the extra phosphorus and potash that will be needed. Too much will do no harm, but the bulletin points out that 'it is a needless expense as it will do no added good. Organic matter is valuable, chiefly because ol nutrients released as the crops supplying it decay. It also adds slightly to the water-holding, capacity of the soil. Thinning overloaded trees increases size of remaining fruit and avoids limb breakage. In normal seasons a mature tree will bear 5 to 6 bushels of well-sized fruit or one peach to each 45 leaves. When overloaded, only thinning will produce the desired size and quality fruit. Persons Interested in obtaining further Information may obtain single copies of the bulletin, free of charge, by contacting their County Extension Agent, or by writing directly to the Bulletin Room, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. They should ask for Bulletin 547, "Factors That Influence Production, Size, and Quality of Peaches". slppl County, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 19th, for the purpose of electing school directors, voting on school taxes and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. The polls will open at 8:00 A. M. and close at 8:30 P. M.. at the following place: Dell School Agriculture Building. GIVEN THIS 24th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1855. M. R. GRIFFIN, President. R. B. CRAWFORD, Secretary. 2/25-3/4-11 MOVING? Local or Long Distance CALL 3-8928 Beckham Moving & Storage Co. 900 N. Second NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINES AGENT South Pemiscot Oil Co. ANNOUNCES the opening of its new Anhydrous Ammonia Plant Now In Operation Located at site of PHILLIPS 66 BULK PLANT Sfeele, Missouri When soil lacks Nitrogen, crops are disappointing. That's why you need Phillips 66 Agricultural Ammonia. This 82% Nitrogen fertilizer produces rapid early growth for better grazing, larger crop production! Apply it directly to soil Wifli tractor equipment, or meter it into irrigation water. See us for full informa- tion on Phillips 66 Agricultural Ammonia. •—Also dealer for applicators— SOUTH PEMISCOT OIL CO. I'h. 117 —STEELE, MO.— Ph. 273 —Serving S.E. Missouri & SurroundinR Territory— J START OUR GOOD CHICKS EARLY Give yourself a chance to make $20 to $40 more than average for each 100 pullet chicks before n*>xt i Christmas. j Our top-quality chicks are bred , to mature early and to lay heavy all fall and winter. When you start them early, and grow them right, they should be ready to lay by next September when egg prices begin to hit their peak. LET US HELP YOU KEEP THEM HEALTHY We have a full lin« of Purina disinfectant!, water tablet!, coccidiosii controls and many othera. We know how to use them. Let u* help you keep away from many common "chick trouble!," Feeders Supply Co. 5113 E. Main Ph. 3-3441 15 CHICKS With purchase of 25 Ibs. Purina Chick Startena Giveaway Starts 7:30 A. M. On SATURDAY, MARCH 5 2,000 (hicks-while they last! Bring your own box. These arc Leghorn cockerels and make fine eating. COME EARLY TO FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main Phone 3-3441

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