The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 4, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 4, 1955
Page 7
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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN REVIEW *«• FORECAST On Missco Farms BJ- KEITH BILBREY. County Agent Day Dreaming t I wish I owned a newspaper and; the time to write down all my feel-; ings on irrigation. Don't get me wrong. I'm no authority. All I know, think or believe is just a summary of reading everything I can, watching most of the operations in this county and by listening to those I consider real and unbiased authorities,. If I get time I'm going to write a story on "Mistakes I've Seen In Irrigation." Some of them have really been expensive, too! In a way, it was funny to read in a Farm Magazine this week where certain farmers had their wells, pump and all, to sink or cave in beyond recovery. By improper strainers they had .sucked out great cavities around the wells, and down they went. Day Beaming Tuesday, March 22, will no doubt be a big day in Manila, Ark. A very big irrigation field day will be held there on the Manila airport on that day. The Manila Lions Club is the major sponsor. They actually are planning to handle a crowd of 5000 people! What They Plan Different type well drilling machines will be on display, and actual wells will be dug while you are there. Many authorities and specialists will be there. All types of strainers and different grades of well pipe will be on display. A land leveling demonstration will be in operation, next > to the Airport, with nearly every type of land leveling equipment in use or on display. The swimming pool on the Airbase will make it possible for every type of sprinkler system, from the smallest to the big 90's to be in operation. Many types of pumps—lift, centrifugal and turbine—will be on display and in use. Gated pipe, aluminum and plastic, will be operating for you to see. Siphon tubes will be in use to show you sizes, volume, how to use, etc. Irrigation loan people Will be there to tell how they may fit In They include P.H.A. (government loan) people, banks, Insurance, Federal Land Bank people. I'll be there. (Who will be the first to say, "That's no help"?) I'm counting on J. L. Gattis, our Extension Service agricultural engineer, who has done so much for Arkansas irrigation, to be present. March 22 So, if you have any question in mind on any phase of irrigation, the Manila Irrigation Field Day on Tuesday, March 22, may be the place to get many answers. Mad Dictator Every once in a while some farmer will say, "Do you think I ought to irrigate my farm"? or "Bilbrey, are you for or against irrigation?" I am not a dictator. I am a teacher. I do my dead level best to give a man the advantages and disadvantages under the conditions that exist on his farm. If I can picture for the farmer all of the factors that should be considered in deciding whether or not to irrigate, then it is up to the farmer to decide whether or not to irrigate. Some farmer may put in an irrigation system when I might think he has made a mistake. It's my job to help the farmer understand, and then do what he wants to do, not what I think he ought to do. Irrigation has been highly profitable here in some cases. It has not been profitable in others. Remember Last Year?. Many farmers were Impressed with E. M. Regenold's Irrigated cotton on our tour last summer. He told me today that they harvested just slightly less than two bales per acre. He believes in irrigation and has dug five 16-inch wells on the Armorel Planting Co. land this winter. H3 plans to irrigate all his day crop cotton this year. F.F.A. HEAD—Ray Gulp, son of Mrs. Reathie Lynn, has been renamed president of Future Farmers of America chapter at Dell High School. Ray is also president of the Mississippi County Federation of F.F.A. He is a member of the basketball team. Beta Club and is president of the Junior Class. Underground Recharge Seen First Projects Are to Get Started Next Week LITTLE ROOK (XP) — Tests on underground water recharge will start next week at Stuttgart, Ark., the U. S. Geological Survey oflice here has announced. The experiment is to determine the possibility of artificially recharging the underground water supply of the Grand Prairie area of east Arkansas, where the level has dropped steadily since 1916 be- Research Planned on Weed Control in Rice FAYETTEVII.LE — Research into ways of controlling weeds in rice fields has been expanded in Arkansas. The University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station and the Agricultural Research Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture are. cooperating in the enlarged study, according to Dean and Director Lippert S. Ellis of the College of Agriculture. The U. S. D. A. has assigned a full-time research agronomist to direct the work. Dr. Roy J. Smith, who bears the title of cooperative agent In agron- omy, "will be stationed at the uni-i versity's rice branch experiment I station at Stuttgart. The research; will be carried on in the green-1 houses and on the fields of the station, and on outlying farms. Dr. Smith, who was born in Louisiana, is a graduate of Mississippi State College. He received an M.S. from that college in 1952, and since , then has been doing graduate work at the University of Illinois. He was awarded a Ph. D. degree last month. As a ooy, ne worked on his father's farm. In 1951 and 1952 he was employed F.F.A. SWEETHEART—Sandra Byars has been selected Future | Farmers of America Sweetheart , at Dell High School. Sandra is ; treasurer of the Future Home- j makers of America chapter at Dell. She is also treasurer of the j Mississippi County federation of the F.H.A. and a. member of the | Beta Club and chorus. cause of irrigation of the rice crops with well water. Dick Sniegocki of the USDS office said the first test probably will take place March 8, with water being pumped from one well to another about a quarter of a mile away. He said that by next fall or win- . ter the. office will start the test- phase of recharging the underground supply with surface water. The USGS office is conducting the experiments with the help of the Army Engineers and the University of Arkansas Rice Experi- j ment Station at Stuttgart. SHARK KILLERS Porpoises kill sharks. Their weapons are their tough snouts, with which they butt the tender gill slits of their often larger adver- aries. Pemiscot Folks Are Honored In St. Louis The Forest Evcrrets family of Netherlands Community and the Jesse Johns family of Bragg City [ are among the 150 Missouri and Ilii- ; r.ois farm families recognized for ' progress in Balanced Farming by \ the St. Louis Chamber o£ Commerce j this week. < These .families were accompanied I to St. Louis by J. J. Richardson of the Farmers Home Administration! and W. F, James, county agent. ! The recognition program took. place at the DeSoto Hotel. ; The participating farm families i saw "Cinerama Holiday" at the Am- j bassador Thursday night and took conducted tours of the city today. The tours Included visits to industrial plants and to the Botannical Gardens and the Jewel Box. To Our Farmer Friends: Have your cottonseed delinted and ceresan treated NOW! —We Guarantee Our Service— Blytheville Delinting Corp. HIWAY 61 So. Ph. PO 3-6258 Let Us Solve Your Irrigation Problems •Well drilling •Well supplies See Us for Estimate — DISTRIBUTORS FOR THESE MAJOR LINES OF EQUIPMENT — Habco Gated Pipe A-M Aluminum Couplers Continental Red Seal Power Units Gates Belts & Pulleys Turbine Pumps U. S. and Berkeley Centrifugal Pumps Gorpian-Rupp Carver Berkeley Fairbanks-jWorss Rainbird Sprinklers McKinnon Irrigation Co. "Wells and Irrigation — from Start to Finith" MANILA, ARK. 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