The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 18, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLI (ARK.)' OOUKIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 19W RE1/IEW -•> FORECAST Big Irrigation Field Day Set for Manila Tuesday MANILA What is generally credited to be the biggest one-day irrigation show ever staged in'the South has been scheduled here for Tuesday. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. Manila Lions Club and the West Mississippi County Soil Conservation District have received the support of the nation's top manufacturers of pumps, well rigs, sprinkler devices, pipe, land preparation rigs and other equipment attendant to modern irrigation practices. They'll join in putting on the giant all-day irrigation exposition here where the keynote will be action. All Phases Every attempt is being made to show all phases of irrigation actually in operation. This includes the land leveling demonstration, too. Modern well-drilling equipment will be ready to 'put on a demonstration of how to bring in a water- producing well in the shortest time. A panel of experts is slated to be on hand to discuss engineering and practical phases of irrigation as well as financing through the gov- einment's Farmers Home Administration. Rest of Program Here's a quick rundown on other high points of the program: A short film on irrigation. Regulation of water flow. Demonstrations of plastic and aluminum gated pipe and siphon tubes in operation. Showing of turbine and centrifugal pump utilizing various types of power units. Various dignitaries have been invited to attend the program and persons of state and area-wide importance have given the Manila Lions a hand in staging the affair. 5,000 Expected On the basis of initial interest shown in the project, sponsors have estimated that 5,000 persons will make their way to Manila sometime during the day of March 22 to view the showing at Manila's airport. Roy Ashabranner Is general chairman for the Lions and McKinnon's Irrigation Equipment Co., Manila's newest industry, is cooperating in staging the affair. The name "Sahara" is derived from the Arabic "sahirn," which is the plural form for deserts, wastes or wild: STARTING YOUNG— Seven-year-old Tommy Frisbie, of Forreston, 111., leads his Shorthorn steer into Chicago's International Amphitheater. Tommy, so far, is the youngest exhibitor at the 55th International Livestock Show. Interest Shown In Insurance For Crops in '55 A. F. Dietrich, counly crop insurance agent for Mississippi County, states that much interest is being shown in the crop insurance program this year. Dietrich hns been contacting the farmers in the county and soliciting their participation in this United States Department of Agriculture program. Mr. Dietrich states that many farmers realize that ahout 78 per cent of the crop Losses in the past years have been due to causes oth- er than drought and that irrigation, based on the past records, could possibly forestall not more than 22 percent of crop damage which has occurred during the last several years. There is considerable interest among the larger farmers in the reduction of premium given for larger insurance units. Dietrich explained that farmers get a 4 percent premium reduction for each 100 acres in any one insurance unit, not to exceed a 20 percent reduction for any one insurance unit. For example, if a farmer has an Rice Weevil Control Seen Solution Camt About Quit* By Accident FAYETTEVILLE — Experiments aimed at mosquito control in rice producing areas have also developed a new method for the control of the rice water weevil. Three years of experimentation by Dr. F. E. Whitehead, entomologist for the University of Arkanas* Agricultural Experiment Stalon, indicate that the new method could result in a cheaper and more effective control of both the weevil and the mosquito. Great injury to rice crops re- uJts from larvae or maggots feeding on the rice roots. Since rice is grown under water, the practice has been to drain the field and de- troy the maggot by drying the soil and then reflooding. Unfortunately, this creates an ideal condition for the breeding of mosquitoes. It was to alleviate this condition that Dr. Whitehead began his experiments in 1952 on insecticidal control of the weevil without drainage. Insecticides were applied to the iice just before the first flooding. In the 1952 and 1953 tests, aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, heptachlor, and toxaphene gave a high percentage of control, at approximately the ime cost. Dieldrin was used in the 1954 field trial experiments. The results conformed with findings of the previous tests except for yield. The maggot count in 1954 showed almost complete control. The number of maggots found hi treated plots was only 3 per cent of the number present in plots which wered rained and reflooded and those which were continuously flooded but untreated with insecticides. | This discovery, combined with' the fact that continuously .flooded fields produced less than 1 per cent of the number of mosquitoes produced in dried and flooded fields, indicates that Dr. Whttehead's insecticide method is very effective in controlling both the weevil and the mosquito. In addition to a great increase in efficiency of control, the insecticide treatment Is cheaper because of the saving of the water required for the flooding method. Conservation of water as a natural resource is also a significant advantage of interest in an Insurance unit containing 600 acres of cotton, he will receive a 20 percent decrease on his basic premium rate. RUSTLERS BEWARE. 1 —Loui5 Piccinelli, t\vo-and-a-half-year- old co\vpoke of Trenton, N. J., means business as he stands guard over two fine Hcrcfords at the New Jersey Stnte Fair lit Trenton. ' The Finest USED TRACTORS Are Traded in on the NEW FORD 600 and 800 TRACTORS You Can Buy Them At Bargain Prices—Easy Terms At SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Phone 3-8951 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" HYBRID CORN • V.C. FERTILIZER • MATHIESON'S INSECTICIDE Okla. Approved;Alfalfa ... 37c Ib. Cert. Delfos 9169 $8.50 cwt Cert. Buffalo Alfalfa 5k Ib. Cert Dormans 80% $5.00 bu. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Home N. BROADWAY & HUTSON STS. Of Sudden Service 1 PHONE 3-8191 uOOD MILKER—Pierre Petit proudly displays the trophy won by "Havraise II" at the annual Farm Show in Paris. The cow got the trophy, presented by France's, President Rene Coty, for winning contests for quantity and quality ol milk. the new method. Experiments conducted in 1953 indicated an increased yield from treatment, but in 1954 yields from both treated and untreated plots were the same. However, yields may not have been increased in the last tests because weevil populations were not sufficiently heavy to cause measurable injury. Mr. Cotton Farmer Let us delint and treat your cotton seed with our modern all electric plant. • Quick Service • Guaranteed Work • Reasonable Prices Call Randall Hawks RED TOP GIN CO. N. Hiway 61 Day Ph. 3-3756 Night Ph. 2-2664 For the Finest Seedbed in the Shortest Time... THE Twice over any plowed field With the SOIL SURGEON will give you the finest seedbed you ever saw. Nothing to get out of repair-it's simple and rugged. See the SOIL SURGEON .. .it will save you time and money and increase your yield. SEE THE HUDSON AUTOMATIC ROW MARKER for all makes of tractors • COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC OPERATION • ADJUSTABLE TO 3 or 4 ROWS • MAKES CLEAR, STRAIGHT MARK • Now at Delta Implements, Inc. "Service Holds Our Trade" "KSS5S* 312 South 2nd Phone 3-6863 ANNOUNCING ARKANSAS' GREATEST Irrigation Field TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Manila Airport, Manila, Arkansas Largest and Most Informative Irrigation Forum & Display Ever Held in the South! Exhibits of Ail Types Irrigation Equipment by Nationally Known Manufacturers Outstanding Land Leveling Demonstration! Spectacular Well-Drilling Demonstration! Experts to Discuss F. H. A. Financing! * All Types Pumps in Operation! Sponsored by: MANILA LIONS CLUB Irrigation promises to become a farming practice in the humid area that has possibilities of revolutionizing our present method of farming just as the tractor did some 20 to 25 years ago. Learn about the latest irrigation techni(|ues and equipment from top experts of the Department of Agriculture, the F. H. A. and engineers and technicians from the nation's largest, manufacturing concerns. Specialists from the REA, private utilities, natural and L. P. gas companies will explain their exhibits to you and help you solve your fuel and energy problems. Let nothing keep you away from this hip; IRRIGATION FIELD DAY at Manila Airport all day Tuesday, March 22, and insist on all of your farmer friends coming with you. We promise you will be well rewarded. Manufacturers cooperating in this event are: Gorman-Rupp, Carver, Berkley, Fairbanks-Morse, Cojik Jacuzzi, U. S. Rubber, Continental Red Seal, Chrysler, Ford, Wisconsin, Wcslinghouse. G. K., Alcoa, Reynolds Aluminum, Miller-I'oston, Ruinhird, Skinner, Youngstown Steel, Taylor, Stockham, Clayton Mark, Hahco, Aluminum Supply, LI. S. Pumps, Gales. Irrigation Is YOUR Future... Don't Miss These Great Demonstrations Tuesday, March 22 MANILA, ARKANSAS Manila Airport Through the cooperation of McKinnon's Irrigation .Equipment Co. and the West Mississippi County Soil Conservation District.

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