The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 18, 1955
Page 9
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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1965 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGR NINE REV IEW»~° FORECAST On Missco Farms I By KEITH BILBKEY. County Agent Soybean Support I understand that the soybean support price has been set at 70 percent of parity — $2.04 per bushel for number two beans, national average. This will mean about $2.00 per bushel support price for number two beans in Mississippi County, Ark. There were some rumors that soybeans would not be supported Jn 1955, The above announcement is a real relief then to most of our farmers. Soybean Association The American Soybean Association says in their latest magazine that the world demand for oils is looking good. Also that $2 soybeans are not favorable in relation to corn prices. They indicate a probable decrease in soybeans in the corn belt. If so, that coulel help Mississippi County soybeans. Good Farmers Who is the best young farmer in your community (age 21-35)? Would you nominate him for the Outstanding Young Farmer contest? The Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring such a contest as a part of a national contest, sponsored by the national Jaycees. We are cooperating with them. The county winner will be appropriately recognized and entered in the state contest. The state winner gets a free trip to Minneapolis, June 1-3. The county entry deadline is March 28. Send your nomination to Charles Moore, Blytheville. He is chairman of the county contest. Planting Rates Some remarkable research has Phone PO 3-6258 For the BEST in Cottonseed Delinting Service We guarantee delinting t< Your specifications. Seed treated with the proper chemicals for better stands. Fast, economical service. We also sell pure cottonseed in many varieties. Equipped with the mcsf modern seed cleaning facilities available. Blytheville Delinting Corp. Ph. 3-6258 S. Hiway 61 proven to me that best soybean yields come from about May 1 planting dates. (I was stubborn and research had to prove it to me). Many farmers have important reasons, for planting earlier, however. Such as more insurance In getting a stand. We will offer a complete story on the research within u week or so. Wild Onions Wild onions are about as hard to get rid of as your "wild oats" of other years. Latest research says this, however: "Maleic hydra?,ide has proven to be a satisfactory control for willd onions. "An application of five to seven pounds of MH in 20 gallons of water per acre has given very good control if application is made in the fall (November). "At this time onions are just starting to grow and are more susceptible to herbicidal damage. "Applications in March also have been successful but the degree of control has been less than from fall applications." Ham and Egg Show Held In Osceola The 19th annual ham and egg show was held today at the Osceola Rosenwald High School. The show featured exhibits of home produced meats and eggs. The exhibits included cured meats, canned meats, home-made lard, homemade soap, and brown and while eggs. There was a program in the afternoon which consisted of demonstrations and discussions on the preservation of home - produced meats and the production of quality eggs. . Cash awards, donated by the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, were given to the top three places in each division. AB a special feature of the afternoon's program, Daniel S. Collins., District Representative of the Social Security Administration, discussed Social Security tor farm families. Prospects Good for Arkansas' Berry Crop LITTLE ROCK — Prospects look good for Arkansas strawberry growers to see more profitable strawberry production In Arkansas /or the next few years. This is the belief of the Agricultural Extension Service's marketing specialist, Roy E. Lambert. "The main reasons for this favorable forecast are an extremely low acreage In the state this year, additional availability of processing market outlets, and the availability of labor for harvesting the crop," Lambert said. Arkansas growers expect to have only 3,800 acres of strawberries available for picking this year. This is contrasted with 6,800 acres 1954 and 14,380 acres for the 19491953 average. Drouth and heat have done extensive damage to strawberry beds for the last three years, according to Lmhart. In addition to the excellent markets for fresh strawberries in the principal producing areas, the Marketing Specialist said there are now commercial freezing plants and canning plants in Arkansas that are in a position to buy a large portion of the strawberry crop. More than one-half of the strawberry crop in the United States is processed and made available to consumers all-year. With modern processing and refrigeration facilities, this perishable crop can be moved through market channels much easier than in previous years when all the crop was sold fresh. It usually requires 220 hours of labor to harvest an acre of strawberries. This is a large proportion of the time in producing and marketing the crop. Much loss has occurred in past years because berries were not harvested at the proper stage of maturity or were left in the field because of labor shortage. ~ t Prospects for adequate labor for harvesting during the next two years is another reason why Lam : bert sees a more favorable outlook for strawberries. The chief Arkansas strawberry producing regions at this time are the Marshall, White county. Springdale, Crawford-Sebastion county, id De Queen areas. Growers are expected to increase their acreage In these areas this year. Also, there is considerable interest in this crop in other sections of the state this year, according to Lambert. ^LOOKING INTO THINGS—Judges at the International Livestock Show, in Chicago, examine the corn submitted by the Karsh brothers, of Pecatonica, 111. They were disqualified because their entry was improperly prepared ... the kernels had been glued in. Checking are, left to right: Floyd Hiner, Lewis Saboe anri Carl Borgeson. CARLOSS IRRIGATION PORTABLE EQUIPMENT For All Methods of Crop Watering , « A -Vff- «| hJd. 1 Gated Pipe COMPLETE STOCK IN MEMPHIS • PUMPS • ALUMINUM PIPE .__„ , • SPRINKLERS • WELL SUPPLIES ABC Couplers Call or write for free Information Ark-Mo. Representative LAKLUjJ WtLL jUPPLY Lv. Ph. 4551, Luxorn, Ark. or 111 Concord Ave.—Memphis, Tcnn—Tel. 8-1142 IT'S FROM TEXAS—OR IS IT?—That's sdme radish Billi* McNeely is holding, and as you might expect, it was grown in Texas—Sulphur Sprinss. that is. But the ILone Star State can't take all the credit, because the. giant radish is a Japanese variety grown from South African seed. Weighing 15 pounds and up, they're grown to feed dairy cattle, because the cows love 'em, top and all. and they don't flavor the milk. BOSSY WATCHES HER BROOD-Mama cow dotes over hei part-Hereford triplets, born on Jerry Zclenka's farm near Hobart, Ind The birth, said to be extremely rare. Included two bullj and one female cali. ^7^1 Jock Attaway Says: "Come in and see me for the best buys thut can be found on Plumbing, Build- Ing Materials, Paint and Wallpaper. FREE ESTIMATES given c '" v TERMS can be arranged." EASY SPECIALS FOR THIS WEEK 44 88 Reg. $147.84 5 11Q 8 3-Pc. Steel Bath Outfit now 11 w Reg. $49.50 S 20-Gal Gas Hot Water Heater now Reg. $59.50 , $CQSS 30--Gal. Gas Hot Water Heater Now *»« Reg. $69.00 Ml 95 22" Electric Window Fan Now 11 USE YOUR CREDIT — NO, MONEY DOWN —UP TO 36 MONTHS TO PAY ON FHA Abraham's Tourist Court MODERN ROOMS—VENTILATED HEAT REASONABLE RATES $1.50 Single 3.00. . Single wifh bath 4.00 Double with bath South Highway 61 Plenty of parking room Beer By The Case BuaVeiser ,... .$4.40 Griesedieck ,. : ,.,. . 3.90 Falstaff 3.90 ABRAHAM'S CAFE ASH and RROADWAY Missourians Told: Use Seed Dealers Buried Loot MUSKEGON, Mich. W — Police cleaned up an old burglury with the arrest of two youths, but it would be a dirty job to recover the loot. Sgt. Andrew Plouhar said the two admitted breaking into a drug store in 1953 and burying the loot alongside an old dock on Muskegoii Lake. The area now has been filled in with tons of dirt and construction company. Power Mowers and Aluminum Screens at New Low Prices. E. C. Robinson Lbr, Co. Phone 3-4551 An increased volume of Missouri jrown certified seeds would be [ used in the state if more growers j would market their seed through! established seed dealers rather • than through direct sales, says C. j A. Helm of the University of Mis- j souri field crops department and j secretary, of the Missouri Seed Im- i provement Association. j Being diversified farmers, most! seed growers are too busy in gen- j era! farm operation to carry on a I retail seed business direct to other | farmers . . ! If they attempt to hold their j seed for direct sales, they fre-! quenily go past the planting sea-' son with unsold seed still on hand : Such unsold seed will frequently exceed the entire profit from the seed that was sold. Helm points j out. I Most farmers do not purchase: their planting seed requirements until within a few days prior to time of planting. The seed dealer, on the other hand, has many opportunities to make a sale where the grower might have only one chance to sell. Growers produce a comparatively large volume of certified seed beyond their ability to sell direct and should market the surplus through-seed dealers. Where this is; done, the grower should not sell ] direct at a price below that which the dealer must charge to allow a fair profit above the cost of han- rding. Such fair competition between. the grower and the seed dealer will 1 result in a more extensive use of! certified seeds of the best varieties adapted to Missouri, Helm notes. Coat the inside of bread boxes and other tin cont iners with paraffin to keep them from rusting. 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 10th. See or Call A. F. "DEI" DlfTRICH, Agent FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION (U. S. Department of Agriculture) and UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE Call Blytheville, POplar 3-6812 ;ASHCRAFT'S D1FFEREMT Product tbe MODERN "EGG Every Purina Cage Egg conies from a modern caged-hen factory, whwt each hen is carefully fed and managed the Purina Way. You're sure of getting clean, top-quality eggs every time. Just try Purina Cage Eggs for breakfast or baking... they're always good. Ask for ASHCRAFT'S PURINA CAGED EGGS at the following Grocers: Hayg Stort Pickard's Grocery Freeman's Market Strickland's Grocery Mays Super Market Carter's Grocery Cecil Lowe Grocery Hester & Son Grocery Eberdt's Gateway Grocery Feeders Supply Co. A. C. Smith Grocery Forsyth's Grocery Buffinglofl's Grocery

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