The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 19, 1947
Page 10
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PAGE TEN 1LYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Pnblulud Every Friday ta tb« tnttwet of Farm Familial of Tbii Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS---FEA 7 LjRES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1947 Suguestons For Better Farming Featured For This Section's Pro gresaive Farmers. Acreage in Wheat Higher But Yield Due to Be Lower •, WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. (UP)— The Agriculture Department yes' terday estimated 1948 Winter wheat production at' 838,705.000 bushels. : Thli would be 230,000,000 bushels below this year's record crop. Tlie estimate was based on Indicated acreage and crop conditions as of Dec. 1. It was the divart- meut's first official forecast of 1948's Winter wheat crop. Acreage seeded was estimated at 58.648,000. Tills Is 580,000 higher than the 1947 Winter wheat acreage. The department said however, that the Indicated yield per «eed«d acre Is 14,3 compared with 18.4 for the last crop. It estimated that 15 per cent of A GOOD BROILER FEED PUR1NA BROILER CHOVf MORE MEAT PER BAG Good raisers on Ihe Purina Broiler Plan get 30 to 33 pounds meal (live weigh!) per baa Broiler Chow UP TO 33 IBS. MEAT PER BAG of PURINA BROILER CHOW L. K. Ashcraft COMPANY ',4 Block South ol Depot FARM LOANS NO EXTRA CHARGES PROMPT SERVICE TAILOR- MADE TERMS EASY .PAYMENTS THERE IS A DIFFERENCE Not all farm loans are alike—and there's no other farm loan as good is the Equitable Society's loan. For Instance, there's the PREPAYMENT PRIVILEGE which means that you don't have'.' to wait 5 or more years before you :an pay your loan off. Take your farm income and pay off any imount at any time—you don't even aave to wait until a regular interest paying date Ml TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 213 W. Walnut Phone 2381 Electric Fences Safe, Economical U. of A. Agricultural Engineer Recommends More Extensive Use Many fanners In Arkansas aft taking advantage of the opportunity to use electric fences for temporary fencing about the farm and finding it to be both safe and economical, according to W. J. R. Browder, extension agriculture en- Kineer of tile University of Arkansas. Electric fences, when property Installed, are useful as cross fences In permanent pasture or fields and may be UMd as an Inside fence to protect permanent fence, he said. Electric fences are also desirable to fence off a Held so that stock cad gather the grain left in the field after tiari'est or to fence a field for stock to graze Winter cover crops, he pointed out. Bui. - Mr. Browdcr added, before elcclric fences are used for temporary fencing, farmers should be sure that the fences are properly installed as to get the best results. Tips Offered Joe Efficiency He listed nine suggestions to Increase the efficiency of electric fences. They ore: 1) Purchase an electric fence controller approved by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. 3) Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper Installation and operation. 1) Construct a. training pen (minimum size 25 to 50-foot> inside the barn lot to train the animals two or three days previous to the time they are turned into a large field or pasture. 4] Place the charged wire two- thirds the height of the animal to be fenced In. 5) Keep the charted wire cleared of preen weeds or buihes. This in •ometlme* Accomplished fcy placlns the charred wire on a side nrm on the post BO that a mower blade can be run underneath tlie wire to clip the weedl and buihcs. 6) Be sure the charged wire is well insulated at each post. 1) Use a barbed wire tot the Santa Claus Turns Professional and for a Fee In Los Angeles He Will Put in His Appearance Bj Fatl WaiU NEA SUlf Correspondent LOS ANGELES—(NEA) — Santa Claus «lll com« to the house and see the children thU year. For a fee, just like a sitter. This will save fathers the hardship of gluing on < false whiskers and stuffing the midriff with pillows, at least In Los Angeles, where the local American Veterans Committee Is setting up a Santa Service at »3.50 a visit, no extra charge for large families. The AVC got Its Idea from Switzerland, where visits by Santa to children in their homes Is a tradl- 'tlon. Los Angeles veterans think 1 It's the first time It's ever been done In, the U. S., and right now are training 500 members in two- week courses for the yulctlde Job. The price of the visit Includes a preliminary conference with parents lo brief Santa on gifts that should not be encouraged. The Santa^-for-hlre are getting lessons In how to steer Junior's conversation away from bicycles, for instance, if his parents are planning a scooter or a wagon Instead. A flat "no" U prohibited by rules of the AVC, Santa Claus division; a hedging method Is preferred. For the same fee, Santa will also put in a plug for spinach, carrots, and other Items which mothers have trouble peddling to 'heir the seeded acreage would not be harvested for grain..This compares with the extremely low abandonment of 5.7 per cent thU year. MESSURE COOKIt - Makes a Fint Gift for Christmas! Now $t\9S Only • « j • i M '9 s E. C. Robinson Lumber Company 319 West Aih St. STRAN-STEEL FOR FARM AND INDUSTRY ALL-STEEL BUILDINGS AT LOW COST Adaptable to hundreds of farm and industrial uses, Stran-Stcel "Qiion- set" buildings are filling a steadily ' increasing need for low-cost, ill- purpose structures. Available in « variety of sizes, "Quomets" 'are framed with Stran-Stcel nailable framing members for strength and rigidity »nd the simple attachment of exterior and interior collateral materials. Features include clear-span construction (except in the "Multiple"), for 100% usable floor space . . . all- steel materials, for fire-safety, permanence, and freedom from weather and rodent deterioration. Th» Stran-Stcel framing system permit* the easy addition of sections or the demounting of the entire building for re-erection elsewhere. n today for details «nd prices. i it StMt l«kn Stnl Cwtoi- i, • wm it Kittml Sttrt CwwKiM. DELTA STEEL BUILDING CO. 404 Burke Are. Phone 5445 Jonesboro, Ark. youngsters. The amateur Santas are holding preliminary uniform drills right now, with emphasis on how to wear, pillows. The pillows are anchored with a drawstring around the waist I and chest, but the book says that In case the stuffing drags anchor in the midst of a visit, Santa is to i ! assume a Napoleonic stance, grab- ! | blng the pillow with a hand thrust ' ; Inside his Jacket, and beat a hasty retreat. Presents go along with each visit. The Santas will carry a seabag or a barracks bag, depending on the branch of service in which they served. The only thing the AVC is worried about Is the vented beards. They're attached with chin guards ear wires, and-clastic. If a curious youngster yanks at Santa's whiskers and the whiskers snap back In Santa's face, rto the parents get a refund on the visit? Pony Tractor Challenges Last of Horses A "pony" tractor, designed to meet the needs of farmer with | only a small acreage, has been developed, officials of the 61 Implement Company. Massey-Harrls farm equipment dealer, disclosed yesterday. The new tractor Is being manufactured, it was stated, to bring tractor-power within the range of the operators of the smallest family-size farms, and gardeners, too. The "pony" is a four-wheel general purpose tractor similar to Its larger brothers Powered with a 62 cubic inch 1 engine, 4-cyllnder high-compression type, the Pony will deliver ap-J proxlmately IJ.8 belt horsepower! at 2000 R. p. M. Estimated draw- j bar power is 9 h.p. It Is claimed • by Its manufacturer lo offer small acreage farmers the kind of economical power that will replace that last remaining team of horses and boost farm profits by speeding up field operations. Horticulturist Named To University Faculty Improvement Of Pastures Is Advocated , Ark.. Dec. 19.— Joseph W. Fleming has been appointed to the staff of the horticulture and forestry department of the University of Arkansas Col- ! lege of Agriculture, Dean Llppert j 3. Hlls has announced He will ; devote full time to research, con- j ducting an investigation Into the I relation of nutrients In soils to the 1 nutrients which can be recovered j from plants grown on the soils. Mr. Fleming was born in Wash- FAYKl-rKVILtE, Ark., Dec 19.— Improved pastures pay dividends according to the Agrlci Rural. Experiment Station ot the University of Arkansas college of Agriculture. An Illustrated leaflet bear- Ing that title, which has Just been published by the Station, shows the results of such improvement. The folder discusses briefly some of the pasture research which has been carried on by the agronomists and animal husbandmen, at the Livestock and Forestry Branch Experiment Station near Batesville. Beginning in 1038, various pasture improvement practices have been used on land which had been abandoned for agriculture because of low productivity. Some of the practices mentioned in the leatlet Include fertilizing with superphosphate, mowing to control weeds and sprouts, and seeding such pasture grasses as Bermuda grass and orchard grass. Pictures taken of the research plots before and alter treatment show how successful these measures were. charged wire so that good contact will be made through the barb. 8) When « high-line controTler Is used at the barn or house, a telephone wire is sometime used overhead to go a.s far as three or four miles from the farmstead to charge a fence. 9)'Be sure that a good ground is formed. A good ground Is essential tor successful operation. ington County. He Is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and received the degree or master of arts In chemistry from thte University of Arkansas In 1S43. H« served as assistant In agronomy for one year, and as plant and soil chemist In the horticulture and- forestry department for one year, since 1941 he has been em- played as chemist by tha Slan- ollnd Oil and Qas Company of Tulsa, okla. The appointment, made passible under the Research and Marketing Act passed by the 1947 session o( congress, takes elfect D«c. 15. Bodyless Murderer Has Tennessee Officers Stumped SMrraVTLLE, Tenn., Dec. 19.— (UP) —Tile CantrcU murder case, packing all the suspense of a mystery thriller of fiction, had police literally running around in circles today looking [or the body. County officers and state highway patrolmen have drained a millpond, dragged the Caney Fork River, beat the bushes in a wooded area, and even searched a schoolhouse well in search of the body of Cnarles Cantrell, 37-year old farmer and nurseryman missing since Sunday. Today they planned to grill six "suspects" in the case still further, hoping that still another story told by them might be the right one this time and the body might be found. Earlier stories toM by the suspects led to what olficers described as "wild goose chases" to the millpond, the river and the woods and left police with only two set opinions: that Cnntrell had been murdered after .an argument over use of his truck and that there had been a first-class drinking party Sunday and Sunday night. Meanwhile, officers said bloodstains were found on the clothing ! of several of the suspects and t* t' i the clothing had been sent to a' laboratory for analysis. They quoted the men as saying the stains probably were blood Irom hogs they had killed last week. Portugal Reported Rich in Uranium LISBON (UP)-A Portuguese m nfng engineer, Qulrino Machado, told the press here that Portugal Is among the most fortunate of nations-he said it possessed vast uti- worked quantities of uranium and rndiimV, He said indications of uranium were found in many parts of th» country. Some of the known ore- bearing veins, lie reported, are several miles long. He pointed out that a total of 110 claims for uranlu-M. mining liave been allowed by jPI. state. Read Courier News Want Adi. Train Wreck Kills 3 ! MILAN, Italy. Dec. 19. (UP)— • i Tlrrce persons were killed and 19 ! j injured when a last passenger train . crashed into the rear of another passenger train outside Milan Cen- : I tral station last night. ; ] Authorities saw the wreck was . caused by an error In signals. i Liberol Trade-In on Your Old Iron Get Rid of Hard Work Trade in your old hand iron lany make or model) on a new Thor Gladiron EASY TERMS Automatic Ironing with the sleeve size roller and single knee control. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. 3I» W«M A<ih It. fhone 551 READY-MIXED COHCRETE Speeds work-saves money-helps farmers get quality work • Prompt delivery. • Concrete delivered to any job which is accessible to our trucks. • "Mil" accurately propor- tioned for your job. • Full strength, reliability and uniformity in every load. • Let us quote you on this economical way to build. If you n**d h«lp w» can put you in touch with competent contractor*. HUGHES & COMPANY Ready Mixed Concrete — Building Material* Couth 10th at Railroad Phone 3531 , Hot Air Deflector ' TRACTOR HEATER KEEPS OPERATOR WARM ON COLD DAYS EVERY FARMER*. NEEDS ONE Enables Farmer to Work More Days. More Nights When Necessary . . - wo.lnag tkjyi a tUglm »b«o n.c<»*aj, Haul l««d tot cattl* <md grain to mffikvi. com piekuM tpnna olow. ta, MC. COMTORTABLY «.«,] ,„ „„ d.a.ST.S!^ 9 A«nou«l ol \»a\ can b, i»qu]a!«i a> dnuxl _ H dejbru noa k«ai lhat «i.«lop». dii... wilhoul «,rio~r. Ho ^,, «, ,„ <— PAYS FOR ITSELF QUICKLY EASILY INSTALLED ON OR OFF IN A JIFFY M •prcraJ rooJ* /«quu«d FrU eu/rvat 1 mod** ol katfoMr ma*w ot tenn tjoctot*. . Farmall H & M in Stock 2 Day Service on all Other Makes of Tractors DELTA IMPLEMENT CO. Manila, Arkansas MODERN TRACTOR POWER FOR SMALL FARMS ... THE NEW M ASSET-HARRIS The new l-plow Pony . . . the latest addition lo the famous Massey-Hairis traclor family. Now, top tractor performance for even the smallest farm. It's a husky little traclor with plenty zip to do a faster, easier job ol your work. And you'll like the complete line of mounted tools to go wilh (he Pony . . . everything you need for a good, clean job of plowing, discing, planting, cultivating or mowing. The Pony is just what small acreage owners have been wailing for . . . the lively power you need for last, efficient [arming . .. more profit from your operations. And those last working tools mean slepped-up production ... a bolter job of all your work. They're easy-on and easy-off implements—(hat save time even before you gel into the field. Come in soon. Let's talk over Ihe advantages of a Massey-Harris Pony on your farm. CARL WALLACE BOB SMITH PLEMENT CO So. Highway HI Phone 2142 YOUR M ASSET-HARRIS DEALER

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