The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1955 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 1, 1955
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILI,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWZ FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 19M REV IEW»»° FORECAST Neighbors Lend a Hand for Tiner Ladner- Tiner Ladner, who farms about 120 acres west of Blythevillc, had ft stroke of bad luck last fall when he was diagnosed as having tuberculosis and was sent lo the sanitarium at Booneville. But he has the good fortune to luive neighbors who are ready to see to it that he gets his crop planted. Just as many of them i'lid last Jail when they helped with picking. Shown above are part of the Implements donated and drivers donated by persons interested In giving Mr. Lacfner a hand, Dell's Klwruils Club sponsored thu- project and Glen Cook, club president, Curtis Loveless and Rex Warren were leaders in the effort. (Courier Ncvv.s Photo) Castor Bean Test Report Subject Crop Takes Good Soil, Moderate Wafer Supply FAYETTEVILLE — Results of castor bean varietal trials conducted by the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station are reported In ft new publication by R. L. Thurman of the Department of Agronomy. The tests were conducted over six years at six locations in Arkansas. The report notes that castor beans should not bo planted on soils too poor to produce a profitable crop of corn or cotton. The beans are drought-tolerant but not drought-resistant, and all parts of the plant are potentially poisonous to livestock and humans. Although major markets are located in the coastal areas, there has been some market activily and interest In Arkansas. The price paid for cnstor bnims, however, fluctuates widely. The goviM-nnu'iit- supported price was 0 cents a pound paid in 1054 ond G cents in 1954. Indications are the 1055 price will be lower than In 1054 since th« government has discontinued Its support. According to the report, one person harvested about 30 to 35 pounds of unrmllcd beans per horn- by hand when yields in the trials were average, and from 40 lo 45 pounds per hour In years when yields were htRh. Cnstor beans need more moisture and a longer germination period than seed of ninny other crops. The desired stand is approximately 70 plants per 100 feet of row. The report states that Cimarron Is the only variety Hint cnn be recommended at this time for all areas of Arkansas without reservation or qualification. The average yield of all varieties tested for four years wns 817 pounds per acre »t F;iyeHcvilk\ 530 pounds at Stuttgart. t^O pounds at Hope, »nd 1,267 pounds at Clarkesdale. The average for two Target for Production: Three Bales to Acre Hlpjh yields made by conleKlnnts in the MCPA Cotton Club Contest durlnn 1953 and T>4 have eiuised the Association to chniiKO the production target from two bales to throe bales per acre Tor tills year. in announcing the change, Jackson L. Hunter, chairman of the MCPA Production Olub Commtt- lee, stated that the qiiallfylnK level has also been Increased from 760 pounds of lint to 900 pounds ol lint cotton per ncr«. Tin: other rules or requirements he said, remain the same a» lust year. Hunter pointed out thai Rralns In nftrinuHurc efficiency make three bales per acre ft reasonable Roill for Missouri Delta youths, t'lnployinf,' the taidilnKS or Vocational Agrl- cultiirc Instructors and County Extension ARl'llUS. All enlrunlJi in the contest will work under the direct supervision of the project supervisor, who will be either a 4-H club representative or a Vocational Agriculture instructor. Any 4-H or PFA student, who Is responsible (or prrxlucinK his cotton crop, is eligible for membership in the club for prizes to be awarded. The MCPA Is offering $600 In U. H. snvhiRS bonds to the lirst seven winners in the slate contt'st. First prize will be $200 in savings bonds, second prize will be $K>0 in Savlmis bonds, third Ihronuh seventh prize will be a $50 U. S. savings bond. In addition to regular MCPA awards. Cokcr's Pedigreed Seed Company is offering cash prizes to conti'stanl.s \vlin plant Coker 100 Wilt cottonseed. The iUCrA. however, does not olflclally endorse any variety, but rnntm-aiu's us im-mln'is t« phmt seed of tin- variety Ihoy believe to pounds per acre. liiti'i'cMed prr.Mins may obliiin single copies of Ibis report, free of charge, by contncltnif the Dulletln I Office. College of Agriculture and j Home Economics. Unlversiiy oi A r h a n s a s . Faycttevlllc. They j .sohllld ask for Report Series No. •17, "Castor Di-an VnHiMul Trials years at Van Burrn svns 1.70S'in It Will Be TOO LATE To Obtain ALL RISK Federal Crop Insurance After April 10th Do It Now PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT. YOU WII.I. STII.I, BE AH1.E, HOWEVER. TO IHJ\ HAIL-STORM & PIRE CROC INSURANCE, ON YOUR GROWING CROPS AFTER APRIL 10(h. See or Call A. F. "DEE" DIETRICH, Agent FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION (U. S. Department of Agriculture) and UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE Call Blytheville, POplar 3-6fl12 be befit tvdiiptfid to hiph yloUis ol quality cotton under Missouri growing condiUouH. Cokcr's is offering $75. In cash nml nn ull-fxpense trip to Goker's Breeding Farms In HarUsvlUe, S. C., Tor first, plncu; LMtd place $76 In. cash; 3rd plncc $50; and 4th. 5th. \ (lib, and 7th place winners, $25' bonds. The MCPA will also present a specially designed lapel pin lo all cuUttttls who produce mory than DQO pounds of lint cotton per acre. Only one plot may ho entered by each 4-II or FFA student nnd ench plot nmy lie from 2 to ft acres in size. All nntranLs must file entry blank with MCPA not later than June 15. 1955. j , County Agents and Vocational j Agriculture instniclnivs have 1:0111- plotf! deliills of the con' and all inU'rtjsted 4-H ami FFA students may either eon tact- their instruc- ors or the Missouri Cotton Producers Association at Portageville (or further information. Market News Service Will Be Available Cotton classification and cotton arket news services will be avaii- p.blc again in 1955 under the Smlth- poxcy Act, according to Clyde C. McWliortur. manager ol the Agricultural Marketing Service's south central area cotton Division. The procedure U) be followed by cotton farmers in obtaining the services will be followed by cotton farmers In obtaining the services will be about the same as In 1954. Any group of producers organized to promote the Improvement of co'.ton, which adopts a variety of cotton, files an application, arranges for sampling, and meets certain other requirements for its members is eligible for the services. Mora than 165,000 cotton farmers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee qualified for the services in 1954, Mr. McWhorter said. These farmers planted over 5 million acres to cotton last year. About 3.1 million bales were classed for members of cotton improvement groups last year by cotton classing offices located In the five south centra! states. This represents about seven out of every 10 bales prucHleeiA in these stales in 1U54. This is the second largest proportioned classed since the service began in 11)38. Early indications are that participation by producers will be high again in 1955. The deadline dat£ for filing applications Is August 1 in all south central states. However, applications should be prepared and submitted as soon as cotton has been planted and well In advance of the ginning season. Tills is necessary if members are FRESH CAGED EGGS Delivered lo your door E. S. MULLINS&SON Ph. 3-4779 Day or Ni^liI CUT PULLET GROWING COSTS /compared to mash feeding BY CUTTING FEED WASTE New Purina plan of feeding Startenn Checker-Ells to chicks and Uite-Suo Checkers lo pullets cuts waste because few are spilled . . . and most of Ihose are picked up, not lost on the ground like mash. Sec them. We carry a full like of Purina Health Aids to help you keep your chicks healthy and growing fast. FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. New Oat Variety Is Tops for Feed Mo. 0-205, the new high yielding oat variety that is being grown by many Pemlscot County farmers actually has added value because of its feeding quality, says county agent W, F. James. Comparative feeding quality in oats is measured tiy the bushel weight and the percentage of hull. The grain of the Mo. 0-205 variety is small, but it is a heavy grain with fully developed ["meats" and thin hulls. It usually I has a test weight per bushel from one to three pounds ahove other varieties grown under comparable conditions in this area. Mr. James states that the percentage of groats or "meats" within the kernel is the best measure of feeding quality. The hulls, which make up 25 to 30 percent of the total weight of oats, are mostly fiber which has lUtle feed value. The Missouri College of Agriculture reports that Mo. 0-205 oats usually average 1 to 4 percent less hulls than other varieties. This means that a hundred-weight of Mo. 0-205's will average 1 to 4 jbs. more "meats." The reported undcsirability of this variety for milling purposes for human use i$ or little concern to Pcmiscot County farmers be cause almost all of the oats produced here are used as livestock and poultry feed. Tests conducted by the Agricul- 513 E. Main .".••V. Ph. 3-3441 •••Mill* mmmmmmt PLANT BROADBENT HYBRIDS FOR MORE GROWTH, YIELD AND PROFIT BROADBENT HYBRID SEED CORN Sold by Hardy Sales & Service 70S Clear Lake Arc. Langston & Langston Number 9 Blytheville Curb Mkt. 1.1(1 E. .Main to receive the maximum benefits from the semce. Instructions and applications will bo' available from county agricultural ugfnits and Agricultural Marketing Service. Cotton Division Offices around May 1. Phone PO 3-6258 For the BEST in Cottonseed Delinting Service \Vc guarantee rlclinting t< Your specifications. Seed treated with the proper chemicals for heltei stands. Fast, economical service, \Ve also sell pure cottonseed in many varieties. Equipped with the most modern seed cleaning facilities available. Blytheville Delinting FAYETTEVILLE — Sudan grass and pearl millet can provide suitable summer forage crops for cattle, a new publication by the University of Arkansas' Experiment Station reveals. Tests conducted by Dr. R. D. Staten of the Department of Agronomy indicate that even during relatively dry summers 2 to 3 tons of dry matter, 8 or more tons of green forage, can be produced by these crops. Sudan grass varieties that consistently produced the largest total forage yields In the experiments during the past three years are Piper and Tift. Production of Common sweet, Texas 372 sweet, vigorous growth, a significantly lower level of hydrocyanic acid potential, and a high degree of disease resistance. Pearl millet varieties, often referred to as cattail millets, are the only millet types adapted to Arkansas growing conditions. Because of the extreme Importance of planting the proper type and ariety of seed, they were the only Corp. Ph. 3-G2S8 S. Hiwav 61 tural Experiment Station have shown Mo. 0-205 to average 5 to 8 percent more in yield than Andrew, some 15 percent more than Cherokee, and up to 20 percent more than Clinton. Sue/on Gross and Millet Are Suitable for Summer Foraging ones included in this experiment. Forage yields of Texas 7 pearl millet and Common pearl millet varieties were similar throughout the growing season. Both varieties compared favorably with the highest forage yields for sudnn grass varieties. Starr millet was inferior in total forage production, but it is later maturing and more leafy, and may be desirable as a grazing plant because of these characteristics. Sudan grass and millet experiments will be continued under the direction of Dr. R. L. Thurman of the Department of Agronomy, who also directs research on sorghums. Wheeler, and Common sudan was only slightly less, but these varieties lacked the late season productiveness exhibited by Piper and Tift, according to a recent report on the work. Difference in recovery ability after clipping is responsible for Piper and Tift making the top of the list in total .forage production. Piper is characterized by a mor« • MASSEY- HARRIS ' TRACTORS jknow tfie low-cost way 6> ww£ ... and do & on every job Mafa 16 a ffarrti \ . " Take a Massey-Harris Jo the Hold and you'll see what wo mean. Give it the lough jobs — the ones that pull other tractors down into the low r.p.m.'s whore they get fuel thirsty and light lor all they can get. The Massey-Harris goes through ... smooth, siL-aiJy . ... more willing, eager . . , with a reserve that seems lo enjoy a chance to show ilsell. • When the work is finished, check the fuel tank. There's a lot lelt — because a Massey- Harris uses less luel, gets more work out ot what it does use. See UE lor a demonstration. Dave the tiac- tor that really gels things done. 61 Implement Co, The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction Hiway 61 N. Ph. 2-2142 FARMERS ONE STOP MARKET We Buy or Store. 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Bag 52.19 Complete Slock of Hulk Garden Seed & plants— Also Lawn Seed & Fertilizer! BLYTHEVILLE CURB MKT. Open till 10 p. m. Every Night FRESH CAIiliAC.E PLANTS.. FHESII ONION PLANTS SKK11 POTATOES

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