The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 11, 1955
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1OT8 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SETEH REVIEW -FORECAST Drought Is Alleviated Somewhat, But Is Still Severe over West U. S. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Geological Survey said today the West as a whole got drier during February but that there was considerable drought relief in areas in the south and central states. It noted also that deficient stream flow "characteristic of the Southwest for several years has now spread northward into Oregon." A spokesman said the Improvement in the South, east of mid- Texas and with the exception of southern Georgia and Florida, had been enough to alleviate severe drought conditions noted last October. He said this was true also of most of the central states area, though there were still some bad spots at the end of February. Last October Secretary of the Interior McKay said the gurvey's reports showed a drought of major proportions, comparable to the one experienced in the dust bowl days of the early 1930e, w«s building up in the southern and central states. But today a Survey spokesman said: "East of the middle of Texas the drought condition In the South has been alleviated, except for southern Georgia and riorida. which are still bad spots. It also has been alleviated through most of the central state area except It Will Be TOO LATE To Obtain ALL RISK Federal Crop Insurance After April 10th Do It Now . PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT. YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE, HOWEVER, TO BUY HAIL-STORM & FIRE CROP INSURANCE, ON YOUR GROWING CROPS AFTER APRIL lOlh. See or Call A. F. "Off" DIETRICH, Agent FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION (U. S. Department of Agriculture) and UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE Call Blytheville, POplar 3-6812 Sorghum Is on Upswing in Arkansas as Crop FAYETTEVILLE — In connection with the substantial increase in Ar- kanias 1 grain sorghum acreage, the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station has just published a report on sorghum yield experiments conducted over the past flve years. Grain sorghum in 1953 grew on 22,000 acreg in the state, representing an 83 per cent increase over the ten-year average ending in 1950. The increase appears to be a result of planting sorghum following the failure of other crop seed to germinate during the recent drought years, according to Dr. R. L. Thurman, assistant agronomist, who IB co-author of the report. Plainsman and Martin were the most widely adapted and highest yielding yellow-seeded, dwarf, combine-type grain sorghum varieties grown in the experiments, with Plainsman consistently leading Martin. Early Hegari, a semi-dwarf type, was the highest yielding white-seeded variety. Experiments involving sorghums in rotation disclosed a 42.3 per cent increase In the yield of soybeans grown following sorghums compared to the soybean yield following les- pedezaj The yield of oats following dwarf, combine-type grain sorghums was not affected, the experiments also disclosed. Only when oats were srown following tall growing sorghums was the yield reduced. No explanation is offered for the increased soybean yield, but the report notes that soybeans have also performed well following sorghum in a four-year rotation at the Cotton Branch Station, Marianna. Sorgos for silage were also subjects of the yield experiments. Tracy, a mid-season maturing variety, produced an average of 19.40 tons of green weight per acre. Tracy is also an excellent variety for syrup. Two early-maturing varieties, Atlas and Kansas Orange, | produced 12.87 and 12.27 tons, re! spectlvely. Sart, a late maturing variety, produced 19.98 tons. I This sorgo production is compared to 10.33 tons of green weight per acre produced by corn in three locations in the same years. Interested persons may obtain single copies of the report, free of charge, by contacting their County Agent, or by writing directly to the Bulletin Room, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Arkansas, Fayettevllle. They should ask for Report Series No. 46, PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry » The Finest in Beef, Veaf, Lamb &Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groeeriti ~~2-2043~ Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick entitled "Sorghum ments 1950 to 1054." Yield Experi- BARNUM'S FIRST First person to be publicly ex hibited by P. T. Barnum was ar aged slave, said to have been the nurse of George Washington. Barnum bought and exhibited her in 1834. in spots such sa one centering in Shelby County in Illinois. "In west Texas and northward through the West there is stil very considerable drought." •WAY BACK THERE — Mississippi County's first county agent, L. E. Howard (standing with coat over shoulder at end of wagon-), is pictured here on the Byrum farm (that's Paul with the knickers and standing on wagon) when various Mississippi County farmers were trying sweet potatoes. Cotton had slipped to five cents a pound back there in 1914. L. M. Ross, editor and publisher of the Blytheville Courier. Is in coat and tie near wagon wheel. In the white coveralls Is Mr. Byrum's father. The sweet potato experiment didn't last long. World War I came along and pushed cotton prices up again. f Some Cotton Coming Out Of Storage According to J. M. Ragsdale, University of Missouri extension marketing specialist, middling 1 1/16 cotton was quoted on the Memphis market at 37 cents a pound on Thursday, February 10. This compares with 36.75 cents a week earlier and 35.50 cents a year ago. Cotton prices have increased to the point where a small volume is being removed from the Commodity Credit Corporation loan and placed into regular trad* ohanneli. Growers are receiving from $2.5* to $7.50 a bale above loan ratM plus carrying charges. Cotton ginned up .to and including January 28, 1955, totalled 13,405,199 bales in the United States and 452,382 bales for Missouri. TtM 1954 Missouri crop was slightly more than a bale an acre and exceeded last year's production by over 2000 bales on almost 60,000 fewer acres. Missouri's cotton acreage allo*. ment for 1955 has been set •* 399.000. This Is a decrease of some 65,000 from last year, Ragsdale says. Mr. Cotton Farmer Let us delint and treat your cotton seed with oar modern all electric plant. • Quick Service • Guaranteed Work • Reasonable Prices Call Randall Hawks RED TOP GIN CO. N.Hiway61 Day Ph. 3-3756 Night Ph. 2-2664 Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B SOLIMAN County Borne Demonstration Ajent Workshop I believe everyone who attended the county-wide workshop on refinishing furniture really got a lot of good practical information how to do a good job the easiest way. elude leafy, green or yellow vegetables. These colorful foods are attractive, but more than that, they are rich in food values. Vegetables contain a form of vitamin A called tarotene. Vitamin A helps keep the lining of the nose and throat healthy and in this way helps ward off colds. Many people take pills to supply Vitamin A. If they would eat a leafy, .green, or yellow vegetable every day, they would get enough of this essential vitamin. In selecting green or yellow veg- of the casserole ingredients for a trim. For example: if the casserole used frankfurters, save a few of the slices for a golden circle trim. Though you know the dish itself is good, the extra touch of a garnish creates a "mouth-watering" impression at first glance. It's Time To Transplant trees or shrubs. Apply fertilizer to trees that have been in poor health. A handful of complete fertilizer applied in holes • made with a crowbar will give the' trees a new life. Prune hybrid tea roses. etables, remember the deeper the: Fertilize bulb plants of all kinds.; color the more vitamin A. Greens; This not only helps of all kinds such as mustard, tur-! flowers but develops Some who attended have already j nips, kale, collards and spinach refinished some of their furniture at home. Mrs. V. P. Stark of Cosnell proudly displayed a buffet that furnish plenty. Sweet potatoes. carrots, ruta- this year's larger bulb for next year's blossoms. Sow seeds for early annual flowers in boxes or cold frames for she had almost completed. Most of the communities will j A. have furniture refinishing work-j "A penny shops conducted by leaders who' earned," attended the county-wide meeting. Health and Looks The home demonstration club bagas, pumpkin and winter squash j transplanting to the flower border are also good sources of vitamin as soon as danger of frost is past. Ask about the "Little Garden my I Multiple Demonstration." Plant ,lso i early cool weather vegetables. saved is a E principle that works with vitamins and minerals. To save food value in greens, use as little water as possible. Speed RUSTIC INN Is Now Offering CURB SERVICE Drive Out For A Snack Or Full Meal 1/2 doz. Fried Jumbo Fantail Shrimp $1-0(1 i/z doz. Extra Select Fried Oysters $1-00 Chicken 'N the Basket $1-25 HOT DOGS 2Qcea.-6for$1.00 Seasoned with our delicious homemade chill. Real Pit Bar-B-Q Pig 35c Double Thick Malted Milk 30c Walnut & Division Ph. 2-2202 members are continuing to check-! in cooking is also important. up each month to see if they arej ' Coo ^ gre ens in a matter of min- controlling their weights as is de-; u j eSi no ^ hours. The less time you sired. Leafy green vegetables are 1m- portant for health and also good to an£ j help to slim the ngure. Be sure every day's meals in- FOR SALE Breeders Registered COTTON SEED Delfos Bobshaw 1-A HENDERSON SEED CO. Highway 61 S., Blytheville PO 2-2860 FARMERS ONE STOP MARKET We Buy or Store: We Sell • SOYBEANS • BARLEY • WHEAT • OATS • CORN • RYE • COMBINE MILO MASTER MIX FEEDS FIELD SEEDS of All Kindt • SOYBEAN SEED • COTTON SEED • FUNK'S "G" HYBRID CORN • V.C. FERTILIZER MATHIESON'S INSECTICIDE AMMONIUM NITRATE 33% Nitrogen $84.25 per ton FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Horn* Of Sudden Service' N. BROADWAY & HUTSON STS. PHONE 3-8191 ;take to cook the greens, the more 1 vitamins and minerals you save he greens taste better when they are cooked tender, but are still crisp and colorful. Attractive Meals During months when the supply of fresh vegetables is limited, it takes more planning to make food attractive. Actually, color has a great deal to do with how much we enjoy our food. We all enjoy meals that taste good and have "eye appeal." Color in a meal tempts the appetite. If we ate our meals blindfolded, it would not matter if they were drab and colorless. But just as in planning a costume, a little extra planning in cooking often makes the difference between dishes with a special flair and just ordinary, everyday meals. A single sprig of parsley, a bright red slice of tomato, a yellow wedge of lemon, or colorful bits of jelly add glamor to a plate. And. too, using contrast of bright colors in .the main food of the meal often is the making of that meal. Green pepper rings, tomato slices, pimiento cut-outs, canned fruit, mushrooms, cheese slices. shredded cheese, parsley sprigs, chopped parsley, slivered almonds and slices of hard-cooked eggs are a few of the garnishes to make food attractive. Housewives can always create an effective garnish by saving some OUR CHICKS • bred to lay" • fed for vigor • handled for health Order them now for more profit from eggs next fall when egg, price* are highest. FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main Ph. 3-3.M1 •v.v.v.v. Stop- look-So*/® . GOOD/~ SPRING FARM TSR! •featuring the famous SURE-GRIP D-1 Sal* priced at orWy 41 TOP SPRtNC PIOWM VAIUE! An outstanding value at the regular prica — and now for our big sales event, wa give you a wonderful buy on this great Sure-Grip D-15. Hurry — get more PULL, longer wear at this sale price. 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