The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1947 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 10, 1947
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WED. IKSIMY,.,DECEMBER 10, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS More Cotton Pest Control Is Urged Increased Production At Reduced Cost Is Pointed Out as Result •^ COLUMBIA, S. C.. Dec. 10- (UP) tf- The cotton Industry must have more effective insect control not only to'Increase production hut to] lower production costs. President H. L. Wingate o[ the Georgia Farm Bureau told the southeastern Colton Insect control Conference here i'csicrday "It is largely on a basis of price that cotton has lost, to rayon In the lire cord market." wingate said. "And today, the [lour sack market hanss In Uic balance because cotton's price is higher than that of paper. Wingate also is vice-president of the National Cotton Council, sponsoring the conference. He told Ihe boll weevil and oilier Insects had :ost the cotton industry — fanners niul processors — some $471.000.000 In 1340, through the destruction of some 1.500.000 bales of lint cotton and 600,000 tons of seed. Koine 400 delegates from six Southeastern states \s-ere to adopt a concrete program for organized insect control In 1948 at, the conclusion of the two-day conference liorc this afternoon. L. R. Hitohner. executive .secretary of the agricultural Insecticide and . Fungicide Association, warned the cotton men to place their orders for insecticide early next year. Orders Determine Supply "Manufacturers must know the types of insecticides needed." Hlt- chner said "in order to set up production schedules or It will be impossible to secure adequate supplies." ikThe conference also received x Telegram from Agriculture Secretary Clinton P. Anderson, promising Agriculture Department cooperation on the anti-pest, campaign. Phcnominal yields through proper use of insecticide.-, had been reported by T- B. Upchurch, Jr., president of the North Carolina Cotton Cirowers Association. Upehurch said a small group of fanners in Hoke County, N r . C., llad-increased their Income $76.200 In insecticide tests on 1.542 cotton acres thus year, realizing an Increase in yield of 508 bales. R. H. Thomas, of naleigh. North Carolina itate supervisor of voca- PAGB THREE Baptists Seek New Members In Factories CLEVKLAND, Dec. 10 (UP)— , Plans for an 'industrial Invasion" crusade that It is hoped will add 400.000 members to tlie church today were before the Northern Baptist Convention. Dr. O. Pill Beers, executive secretary of the American Baptist Home Missions Society, told some 400 delegates of an Industrial Invasion Into factories, officej and stores to recruit new church members. Dr. Beers said tliat the invasion would be led by 100,000 Baptist laymen in 200 cities. Tlie Baptist convention adopted a 57,500.0(10 budget, lo finance foreign nnd home missions, aurt benevolent and educational work In 1948. The budget will* ac recommended to the Northern Baptist Annual Convention at Milwaukee In May I If Adopted then, the money will be raised by Ihe churches. The sum (represents an Increase of ?!,400.000 jover this year's budget. Suit For Selling House Above Ceiling, Dismissed NASHVILLE. Tenll , Dec. 10. (UP) — A suit charging Sam K. Carson, slate commissioner of finance and taxation, with selling a house at $2,000 above the ceiling price wa.s dismissed yesterday. Chancellor William J. Wade upheld Carson's demurrer to charges brought by John A. Amos, Nashville coal mine operator. He granted Amos's request for an appeal to the state supreme court. tlonal agriculture, told the conference great strides were being made in educating farm youths to modern methods of insect control. 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