The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 25, 1955
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FRIDAY, MARCH 3B, 19M BLTTH1TTLLB (ARK.) COURIER J»BW8 PAGE NINE REVIEW*- FOR ECAST On Missco Farms By KEITH B1LBREY. County Agent Irritation Anyhow Do you think the recent good rains put a damper on the Irrigation enthusiast at Manila? Not In the least. Their big irrigation field day was -simply postponed to Friday, April 1. This just gives them more ttme to put an even bigger show on their fleld day. , I saw a few people at Manila on their regular scheduled date of March 22 from widely scattered areas such as Nashville and Memphis, Tenn.; Lake Charles, La.; Little Rock and Imboden, Ark. Some were too far away to get notice of the field day being canceled. (They may not have any communications -at Imboden.) Imborlen is my home town, I should add. A great deal of the irrigation equipment and displays are already in place on the Manila air field. It will all be kept there until the new field day, April 1, and new equipment and other displays will be added It dally, 46 various sizes and makes of water pumps are already on exhibition. Greqt Cotton Problem ..- What to do about American agricultural surpluses appears an important question in and out of Congress today. News of expanded cotton production in foreign countries adds fuel to the fire. . For instance, Charles H. Barber ol the foreign agricultural .service .-'cotton division reported recently, "Efficient use of excellent land-has ;brought about a 6-fold increase in Central America cotton production In the past five years, and a fur- '.ther rise can be expected. V "Nearly all cotton in Nicaragua, •=E1 Salvador and Guatemala is grown on large farms using trac- 'tors and other heavy equipment for cultivation and airplanes for dusting and spraying." He indicated that a lot of pasture land was being plowed up and put -Into cotton, American producers, by acreage controls are reducing cotton acreage and planting more pastures. Social Security If you really want to ask. Social Security officials about how the new regulations apply to you or your farm operation, get ready to mark your calendar for an appointment. Social Security officials from the Jonesboro office will be In the BIytheville State Employment Office on each Wednesday in April— 6, 13, 20, and 27. Castor Bean Production If you have been toying with the idea of growing castor beans as an alternative crop you will be Interested in knowing that the federal government has discontinued Its program of guaranteeing a set price for castor beans. Since soybeans will be supported In 1955 at about $2.00 per bushel, the hazard will be increased when you try to grow castor beans. P. M. A. Change Walter Daniels, P.M.A. administrator for the BIytheville office since October, 1952, is resigning and will go into the insurance business. This week the county P.M.A. committee hired C. W. Webb of Batesville to replace Mr. Daniels in the BIytheville Office. I understand Mr. Webb is a native of Walnut Ridge in Lawrence County. Marketing Hogs In reply to numerous requests about when to top out hogs for the best probable markets, the Chicago hog market for the past five years has been an average price Increase from April continuing through August. The five-year average price U949- 52) was April. $18.67; May, S20.15; June, $20.27; July, $20.63; and August, $20.84. Only STKADDLER territory in the world to straddle both the equator and the international date line Is the Gilbert and HMllce Islands colony of Great Britain in the Pacific. SITTING BULL—"Polytechnic Bess Lad," just a lad as bulls go, has learned to sit, a unique accomplishment among dairy animals. The young bull displayed his tafrnl at California State Polytechnic College's 23rd annual Poly Royal, a fair held on the campus in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Farmer Makes Two-Bale Crop Without Using Irrigation Sheep Meetings Set for Arkansas Baresviile, Harrison, Fayetteville Sites For Stock Confabs LITTLE ROCK. — Three area sheep meetings have been planned for Arkansas this spring. They are to be at Batesville, March 29, Fayetteville, April 19, ana Harrison, April 20. ''These meetings have beeri planned because of the increasing interest in sheep throughout the entire suue. There is a need for Information now on source of replacement a need c grading and how to make movements of graded lambs direct to the centra! markets," M. W. Muldrow, Extension animal husbandman, said today. The meeting at Batesville will be held at the Livestock and Forestry their own making during the after- 'noon. The throughout North Mississippi Coun- Something to Think About Bj GEKTRUDE B flOLIMAN County Home Demonstration Agent Leader Meeting A county-wide leader training meeting for the food and recreation leaders in each H.D,. club will be held Wednesday, April 20, at the Plat Lake H.D.. Club house. Miss Blanche Randolph, extension nutritionist, will have charge of the meeting. Demonstrations will be given on oven meals during the morning and party foods in the afternoon. The leaders will repeat the dem- nd foundation ewes and | ons trations in their own clubs next need of information on lamb mon th j Pre-Easter Fashion Show | A pre-Easter fashion show and i tea will be held at the Yarbro schol and H.D. club house, Saturday, April 2. Both 4-H'ers and H.D. are printed silks, especially In dots and stripes and numerous other patterned fabrics including velvet combined with straw. Hats thjs season are trimmed with flowers, fruits, and feathers. Yellowish beige is one of the season's newest colors in hats to be worn with navy. Pinks are ottered in many tints tinged with mauve and may also be worn with navy. Green hats are also in the news. This color ranges from moss green all the way to clear and bright greens. Hats continue to be strong in the fashion picture. For jewelry, ropes continue to hold the spotlight for spring with the 30-inch length the most popular. Pink to mauve and the blue families are being featured in ropes with natural finish beads, crystals, and pearls. Yellows from pale to Ice tones will also be popular. Massive but light metal Jewelry will also bo favored such as aluminum and hollowed-out metals. Jewelry will be light-weight for summer. There will also be daintr enameled metals — chalk white with brilliant color accents. Big ear rings will be fashionabl* with open neck dresses. It's Time To Control cabbage worms while the worms are still small with arsenate spray or dust. Treat garden seed that Is to b« ! planted. Mow the lawn as short as possl- I ble before growth begins. Plant some annual flowering vines for quick temporary shade, screening, and summer flowers. Step up garden yield by using fertilizer wisely. Sidedress with nitrogen fertilizers. Station from 10:00 a. m. until 12:00 noon. Charles Mabry, assistant director in charge of the Livestock club ladies will model dresses of and Forestry Station, said that a set 1 ty have been getting ready for the j of ewes and lambs which have been i revue by holding clothing work- j on excellent pastures of wheat, oats, shops in their communities to help j other H.D. and 4-H members with clotUng problems. ,nd rye will be available for inspection. Some of the lambs are weighing 90 pounds. By March 29 the entire lot will reac hthis weight, Mabry said. The meeting will be held at the pastures and barns. In addition to seeinc the Iambs on pasture, a group Some of the ladles will showioff their remodeled nats as well as some they have made. Dogwood The Dogwood H. D. Club members have done quite a bit of improving to their club house. PIGGOTT, Ark.—David Landrum, Route 1, Greenway. was one of very few Clay County farmers to make two bales of cotton per acre 1954 without use of supplemental irrigation, according to Robert L. Taylor, assistant county agent. On a field of three acres, Landrum picked 5,900 pounds of seed cotton per acre on his first picking. His final tottrnout was six bales of lint from the three acre plot. Need a new spring-tooth harrow? Remember, you can't beat a John Deere lor quality construction and dependable good work behind your tractor. Best of all, you can choose the size that best fits your power, made up of 3- or 4-foot sections, with lever control, trip-rope control, or the new remote-cylinder hydraulic control. If your tractor has 3-point hitch, we can furnish the John Deere Spring-Tooth Harrow in 8-fool width, all ready to hook up, pick up, and go to work. Hydraulic control raises it to clear trash, etc. These are the harrows that for many years have led the field in modem design, ease of handling, wide adaptability, ample shoe area, choice of tooth-types and cutting widths, clearance, and good penetration—a desirable, over-all balance ol good features. Come in and talk harrow with us. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 3-4434 The increased yield on this plot j was attributed to an increased fertilizer program. About 350 pounds of 12-12-12 fertilizer pe racre was broadcast before ground was bedded and the ground bedded on the fertilizer. Broadcasting fertilizer for cotton is not recommended by Agricultural Extension Service personnel. This was the only treatment different from practices used on other plots in adjoining field yielding from three-fourths to one bale per acre, Taylor said. Landrum had his soil tested this spring and found that his application of fertilizer on this plot last year nearly exactly equaled the recommendation for the 195 crop. Other benefits noticed from the use of adequate fertilizer were j larger, more open bolls, greater ease of picking, and better quality lint. By following his 19ao .^oil test i recommendations and banding the application instead of broadcasting. Landrum hopes to exceed his last year's record on more of his land, Taylor said. of lambs will be " available" for I A new roof has been P ut on ' four gradina. j new gas heaters installed, a circle! All who attend the meeting and i Bravel driveway made and they j see these iambs will be piven a!P Ian to P aint the outside of the] report on their sale the following i buildin ^ soon - . i week, according to Mabry Dogwood has been hostess to two ; A sei of early lambs on the Roy county-wide workshops this year - j Maxell farm will be inspected fol- | sH P covering and refimshmg furm-1 lowing activities at the Experi- ture. ment Station Fred Heep, head of the sheep department for the National Live- Jewelry and Hats I will give information on hats and jewelry this week. Next week I will cover spring trends for hose, purses and gloves. Brims cri hats for spring have stock Commission Company at Oklahoma City, will attend the meetings at Fave-tteviJie and Harrison. He will discuss Iamb grading and I opwnwara siope aesigne the procurement of fnndation and i the long walsled and replacement ewes. Marketing of wool j Sometimes crowns «is to be discussed by Frank Stigall, i Midwest Wool Marketing Cooperative. lim look. be fairly high. The deeper crowns are an important aspect of the "more hat" look which balances with the slimmer line of ready-to-wear. Tiny brims to small and medium ones go with these crowns for spring. Shoppers may expect wid- . er brims for summer. The side tilt DAIXAS, Tex. !.•?;—Texas honey- , s lhe ne \vest of a still wide choice bees .seem to be looking for a, of hat ang ies. However, wearing the hat straight continues to be Bees Leave Texas sweeter land. State Entomologist Better Eggs Need Effort, But Pay More VAN BUREN — At 10 cents per dozen above market price, C. F- Mall of Alma, Crawford county, feels that it pays to devote extra time 10 clean and Weigh his eggs and to label each carton. Stamped on the cartons is Mall's name, his address, Infertile eggs sad guaranteed fresh. Part of these eggs are sold to regular customers and the others are delivered to grocery stores in Van Buren. Mail gathers his eggs four times each day and stores them in his cellar. He deans and weighs each egg. He then puts them in one dozen cartons which are stamped. Wall has no trouble at all in marketing his eggs. And, with only 450 hens, he can not begin to meet the demand for these eggs. Jimmy Joe Bradley, assistant county agent, said. FARMERS ONE STOP MARKET We Buy or Store: • SOYBEANS • CORN t BARLEY • RYE • WHEAT • OATS We Sell COMBINE MILO • MASTER MIX • FIELD SEEDS FEEDS of All Kinds • SOYBEAN SEED • COTTON SEED • FUNK'S "G" • MATHIESON'S HYBRID CORN INSECTICIDE • V.C. FERTILIZER MASTER MIX FEED PRICES HAVE BEEN REDUCED! Sow Cone. Was $6.00 Now $5.50 Cwt. Chick Starter Was $5.50 Now $5.35 Cwt. 35% Hog Cone. Was $5.80 .Now $5.45 Cwt. Chick Grower Was $5.00 . .Now $4.90 Cwt. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. 'Home Of Sudden Service' N. BROADWAY & HUTSON STS. PHONE 3-8191 '. Bur- fashionable. gin reports 20,076 colonies had mo-j Hats for sprin? are made from vc-d from the state in 1954, appare- \ light weight straw with a dull sur- ntly because of poor crop prospects, j face or rough textures. Shoppers Thai left 288.COO colonies. I will see many fabric hats. There predict most economists Economists are predicting extra good egg'prices next fall and winter. Their estimate is based on the fact that prices for 5 years have been down one year—up the next. The graph shows this fact clearly. While prices are higher in some areas, and lower in others, the down-one-year, up- the-next picture has been true everywhere. The reason is easy to see. Many folks get disgusted when prices are low. So they don't start as many chicks as usual. And the shortage of eggs forces the price up. U. S. AVERAGE EGG PRICES Order Chicks Now for Be»f Profit* We urge all our friends and customer) to take advantage of this pro6t opportunity. Let the other fellow quit. You'll make more money that way, And please order your chicks early. If you start them early, they usually will make $20 to $40 extra profits per 100 pullets— because they're in peak production while egg prices are highest in the fall and early winter. See us real soon, won't you? FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main Ph. 3-3441 ft * m * i 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.Hiway61 Day Ph. 3-3756 Night Ph. 2-2664 SF&SN&-T00TH HARROWS For deep harrowing, breaking soil crust, and killing weeds you can't beat McCormtck Tractor Spring-Tooth Harrows. These harrows are ruggedly constructed for tough going and skillfully engineered to give top-notch performance. You'll like their self-cleaning feature—the automatic oscillating movement which helps to keep the harrow free oi trash. The tooth coils are extra largu and there is a big amount of clearance between the teeth and under the bars. This all adds up to better work—deeper harrowing when needed, and good trash clearance. Ask us to tell you more about these durable, good- working harrows. \\"e have them in various widths and in both lever-controlled and tractor-controlled types. SEE THE HUDSON AUTOMATIC ROW MARKER for all makes of tractors • COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC OPERATION • ADJUSTABLE TO 3 or 4 HOWS • MAKES CLEAK, STRAIGHT MARK • Now at. Delta Im "Service Holds Our Trade" 312 South 2nd Phone 3-6863 ATTENTION l-39c Pot Flower for Ic With Each $3.00 or More Purchase! EGGS, Larje Fresh 2 Doi. 89o CANOVA BLACK I'EPPEIl, Pure Ground 4 oz. can :!0o 8 8-o.z. FLAVORING, 1 t.cmon or 1 Vanilla, Reg. I9c ca... 25c TURNIPS & TOPS or COLLAKD GREENS lOo SWEET POTATOES Du. $1.99 5 Ib. Bag 20c POTATOES, No. 1 10 11). liaK 3«<J PURE SORGHUM MOLASSES Ql. 69c Vi Gal. Sl.ll) GLADIOLA CAN BISCUITS 3 Cans 2flo Save 75% on Your Garden FRESH CABBAGE PLANTS 4 liclis. 40o FRESH ONION PLANTS 4 Belli. 49o SEED POTATOES 1(11 In. Ita(c 53.78 Complete Stock of Hulk Garden Seed & Plants— Also Lawn Seed & Fertilizer! BLYTHEVILLE CURB MKT. Open till in p. m. Every Night

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