The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1947 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 1, 1947
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PAGE BIX (ARK.)' COURIER NBWfl FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1947 T s For Better Farming 'Featured Fof This Section's Progressive Farmers. FARM NEWS-FEA1URES Published Every Friday In the Interest of Farm Families of This Agricultural Section. HeavyDamagefrom Cotton Wilt Feared in Mississippi County; Red Spiders Make Appearance Colton wilt nml red spirior, two of Hie most damning cotlon plain diseases in this section of the country, linve been reported In several com mil ni ties in Mississippi County, it» was announced today by Keith Bilbrey, county agent. . Tlie most .serious of the two epidemics in the oounly appears to 'be cotton wilt, Bilbrey staled. The cliscnse is widespread, lie .said, v.'i'in some appearing on nearly every farm in the county and witli some farms showing as much us 20 per cent of (lie plants infected. Mr. [Bilbrey stated thai indi-* cations are that this is the worst of Huy K tiitp. This Summer is the 3«ar for cotton wilt that Mississippi County farmers have ever witnessed. Total damage to the crcp is yet to be determined, he said. The wilt is blamed on the cool i. Summer witnessed in this section third relative cool Summer row for Mississippi County and wilt IIILS le:-omc prof-rcssiveiy more ycrums during these ycai.s. The niriicM external symptom of cotton wilt, is jjcncrally a slis'Ui Urai'liiiift oi 1 loss of the fjri;i';i Missouri Legion .1-5 Your Credit Is Good DELTA! Bring Tractors or Combines to Us for Repairs Gel ready for the fn!l rush by using your credit \vilh us. We arrange long, easy payments on all repair work' : clone on farm machinery. Here you get the best in factory-trained mechanics to properly condition your machinery for Ihc coming season. See \ia today for an estimate on all work you need done! INTERNATIONAC^'HARVESTER 3/2 SOUTH 22° ST. PHONEB63 Improvements Mode For Annual Affair At Carurhersvllle CAR.llTHERSVlUjE. Mo.. Atlg I.—The annual American Legion Fair will lie held here Ocloier 1-5, inclusive, according to an announcement by Harry K. Mnllomv. M-crt'l:u y-nniKi|',er, A., in the p:isl, one of the principal features of II... Fair will uej Ihc- IIOJM; racing pi'O!:rain, and SeiTClnry Malloiire said from early indications, runniiiB stars of tin; piincipal tracks in the East nn«l Mid-West would be entries litre llii.i f:,!l. The Wonder Shows of America will be featured on the midway. willi .several new rides and shows in addition to tiie number they teaiuml year. One of the acl- ciitions for 1947 is a troupe of na- live Mawaiians, tlepicling the music of their race through son^, dan::e and specialty acts. The free acts arc beini; arranged Ijy tiie Vcorhecs-t'rcckles or- f;ani7.allon of Chicago, and an action-packed [program is expected. This organization lias booked for ninny years the entertainment features of ihc St. Louis Police Circus, one of the annual headliners of Mid-W(isL enlci taimncnt. circles, and also handles the booking for several large state fairs through the Mid-west and Nortl Blackwater Club Meets With Mrs. L. K. Horner The- illackwater Home 'Demonstration Club mc'.t In t-he home of Mrs. L. K. Homer Tucsdiiy with vice-Presidpnl Mrs. 'Bill Shockley Tlio program opened will) thr group singing "In The Garden", followed by the roll call. Mrs. Ehorkli'V conducted n short Inisi- nc.'-,s session. Refreshments or ice cref:in and cuke were served by Hie hostess. liie next meeting of the clir 1 ) will be in the home of Mrs Gu> Whitney Aug. 12. Many Events for 4-H Members Scheduled at Livestock Shov/ ttto State Livestock on October 6. It is open to any held In Ltttlo Rock member who lias had some experi-1 cncc in caring for, liancl!ir.g ov I'orpoises were a favorite fish day Fofid in Rurope for years i:ffori: sL'icnco discovered -they were not fLsh at nil, but monimnls. Plant Turns Out "Blended Meal' First Car Shipped From New $100,000 Mill in Osccola this Summer. fPhe roil spider npidomir nppc.irs (o be mikl, Mi'. Bilbtcy .staled, willi the tnor.L serious npitlemie report - od in the Flocxl\vny-Milttgan Riclye section in South Mississippi Comi- fy. Normally, serious injury i.s nol expected from red spider during periods 'of cool wealher and frequent, rains, but red .spider can be spread in plowing and if dry weather continues, .scriou.s injiu'y may 'be oxpc:-tcd, the county ngent warned. Until recently, the control of red spider was often proven unsatisfactory, but recent experiments by Dr. Chai'les G, Lincoln, entomologist \\-Kli the Extension Service have shown that, an addition of t'.ne por cent of DN dust to sulphur will not only kill all reel spuler.s it hits but will also destroy the etijis, Mr, Ililbrey staled. This new .sulphur DN mixture is now available in commercial cimin- titles. lie .said. Nn Le;if Worms Fount! Cotton leaf worms have been icpurU'd from a few sections of the suite and lia.s caused much concern among Mississippi County farmers, Mr. "Bilbrcy .stated. However, these cnses were investigated by cotton experts and found in everv ensc to be false No true cases of cotton leaf worms have been reported in 'Arkansas this yenr, he said. Upon investigation of the cot I on leaf worm cases reported it was Icavncci Lliat the worms were wcrms or ii type of Fall tinny worm, he Said. These worms are not expected to spread from farm ' to farm as the true cotton leaf worm does, Mv. Bilbrey added. See the 4-Purpose now ONE VEHICLE SPREADS COST OVER MANY FARM JOBS OfiCfCOM. Jidy 30. — The fiisi conslgament of "blended meaV from the newly conslmctcd Os ceoln 'Alfalfa Milling Company the first, plant of it.s kind in this section of the stale and one of l!ie first in the nation, was shipped Monday, it was announced this week by L. E. McAlislor. manager of the co-opcrntivc alfalfa dehydrating plant. The plant, which is -located on AHi.rnntc Highway 61 just North of the Osceola city limits, Is near- ins completion und was built nt an estimated cost of $100,000. According lo Charles Coll :nan. utl^ Mississippi County planter ind viee-presitient of the co-operative, the purpose of the rilnin s to aid fanners in supplying al- :alfu meal of the desired protein •onlent to the feed .manufacturer's. If the protein content drops be- ow the desired amount, the far- ner's meal can be run through a 'lender in the mill and mixed with meal of a higher protein content, and thus raising the pro- ein content oi the farmer's meat, Mr. Coleman staled. Mr. MivMister stated that the first experiments were satisfuctory and that the shipping of the first ear -this week marks the start of production on a muah larger scale. The first tests run through the blender showed 17.75 per cent protein content. Mr. McAlislcr said. The blending of menl will Aid planters of this so.tion considerably, he added. Plans for Show lo be Gc-tofjor C-ll wore announced tin. week by members of the Livestock Show Cotr.mitlce. The plans will tall for a full scheduled of events for 4-H Club members that participate in the show. Again this year contests in general livestock and dairy judging will he held with the 10 whmors from each four district shows taking part in each of the contests. Both the livestock and dairy ng contests are slated for Oct. 0. Contestants in the livestock judging contest will judge I uvo classes each of beef, hoys and :-hcep and will give oral reasons on one class of each. The throe high scoring contestants will 'be awarded all-expense trips to 'the International Live-j :-lo:-k Show in Chicago. There they I will compete in the national coji-j Fourth plnce winner in the state contest will be named as alternate. District Contests Thinned, Too District judging contests will be hold at the shows at Blylhevillc, Ft. Smith. Hope and Pine Bluff. The district general livestock judging contest is open to any club member conducting a swine, beef or sheep demonstration. r rhe dairy judging coniiJetition is open to those conducting dairy demonstrations. .Members of any age m;xy enter the district contests, | but only members who had passed their 14th birthday on January 1, 1947 and who had not passed their 21st birthday on the same date 'jnay enter the slate competition. As many as 10 club members frrjin a county may enter t-acn contest at the district shows. Since ''coth contests will be lu-kl at the same time, a member can rnter only one. Sheep Shearing Contest The state 4-Tt sheep shearing contest will be held at the Arkansas Livestock Show grounds shearing sheep during the current year. Age requirements are the lie for this as for the judging Uesl. >jch contestant will be .scored the shearing of three sheep in elhr.ina'ion contest. First n:er will receive a trip to Chicago to (-liter the 11)47 national •1-U .sheep shearing comes; at the Livestock Exposition. Cash awards will be made down to •> lentil place in the state contest. I tie stale dairy production team cicmonstiation will be held at 9:30 a m. on C:tcbc-r G. First place Team -winners in ;hc district shows ' •-vill compete. The winning team will roci-ivi- a trip to tiic National 4-11 Congress. NITEAIR WINDOW FAN • Ideal lor Aparfmentt • Small Homes • Offices Window Fan $ 45.00 30" Afri-tc Fan -.. . . 60.00 36" Attic Fan 80.00 42" Attic Fern 126.00 r/ Attic Fan 148.00 AUTOMATIC CEILING SHUTTERS Fait 48 For 36" For 42" For 48" Fan $36.00 $41.00 $50.00 No down payment required USE IT AS A TRUCK to tow 5,500 Ibs., haul 800 Ibs., gc anywhere. USE IT AS A TRACTOR to pull your plows, harrows, mowers, elc. USE IT AS A RUNABOUT to take'you'io town or through the pasture. USE IT AS A MOBILE POWER UNIT to power your farm machinery POWERED BY THE FAMOUS Willys-Overland 'Je«p' Engine • Come in and sec the revolutionary new "Jeep." Drive it...get the feel of it. Sec for yourselfhow this one vehicle can spread its cost over hundreds of tough farm jobs now done by three or four less versatile, less economical machines. Don't put it off! Sec the "Jeep" today! POOLE MOTOR CO. Highway 61 North af Steefe, Mo. Phone Steele 49 E. C. ROBINSON LONBER COMPANY 319 West Ash Friendly Building Service Phone 551 . color in (he leaf p.rui near the margins of the stem. Mr. Bilbrey said. The bleached area soon wills, (,hc lent drops off and death of the plant generally results when it is attacked by the disease early in the season. • F«-!ir Serious IVinugc The disease is causi-d by a microscopic mold-like growth capable of living for \car.s in the .soil. In contact with the small cotton roots he fungus enters the rooi, ng through the \vater vessels of lie wood}* tissues of the stem. ICotton experts u'it.h (he Uni vcrsity of Arkansas and the State Extension Service are predicthii that wilt may cause serious riam a«e in some 'Prcrts (if Arkansas this year chic to the nnseasnnabli ooi weather witnessed thus i":t Central part of the nation. Considerable modernization and improvement has been made at t-he (nil-grounds for this year's fair, including construction «'.j one large concrete and sleele L-;i~(>horM- barn. 30 by 170 feet, which will provide stull sixice for nbrjut :*5 head of racing slock. With lh:.s addition, the fairgrounds can nmv offer stnll service for about ICO he.ul of stork. Another improvement is the concrete floral luili. cd.;lin^ approximately S5 0:00:1. which will be t'.seti for displays and exhibu.s of merchants :md vancu.s i ivic and community yroii}:.s. Quite a niun- bcr of 4-il chibs and I-'uture Farmers of America groups l^uve nil- vised the l r air IJoard tiioy will have group exhibits this year. Secretary Malloure stated. Members of the Fair H'wd arc James fT. Ahern. j>resider 11 .: Mr. Mallcnre; K. C. ^mMn.iks .treasurer: and James M. Hei'vcs. .lack Dowdy. Halph Hutchison. ;md Harry Fairar. directors. AS DEALER If you hint our liericncc you wmiM know Ilial every far 22 New Advantages for FASTER FARMING We arc proud to announce our appointment, effective July 1, 19J7, as authorized dealer for the new Ford Tractor and Dearborn Implements. The new Ford Tractor combines twenty-two important improvements with the former advantages of Ford-built tractors. Conic in and get all the interesting details. Also, for parts and service on any Ford-built tractor, be sure to call on us. Dosigiiod by expert implement engineers ami tested by praelicnl iarmcrs, Dearborn Implements are especially made lo ivovk with the Ford Tractor—eitber ibc new or ib<; former model. And implements used willi the former model will operate equally well willi the new Ford Tractor. Let us tell you about ibeni. Russell Phillips Tr Highway 61, South Douglas Lawson, Mgr. Blytheville, Ark. Tel. 2171

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