The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 30, 1948
Page 7
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FRTOAT, JAKTTAinr W, FLTTMETTLLB (ARK J' COURIEK Published Every FricUy in th« interest of Farm Familie* of Thli ; Agricultural Section. FARM NEWS-PEA TORES PAGE SEVEN Suggeatons For Better Fuming Featured For This Section'* Farmer*. Farmers in Arkansas Working Toward Balanced Farming, ^xtension Workers Disclose BntiBinK agriculture Into balance, AH undertaking which occupied Arkansas fanners In 1941, is the theme of the annual report of the* Extension service or the University or Arkansas College of Agriculture. The report was released this week by Aubrey D. Catos, associate director o( the Extrusion Service. County ngcntA throughout the* *Ute helped farmers bsihuu-e heavy croj> production with renewed fci 1 - tility nckictl lo the soil. More than 2,000 fanners used lertillzer recommendations based on soil tests made ai tlie University of Ai-kansns. County agenls reported const ruction or more than ten million feet of new terraces on 36,199 acres. Winter legumes nnd small grains were seeded on more than 1,300,000 acres a.s county agents^ with the support or many nRcncies and iu- riiviciuals, pushed grain nnrt cnver crop campaigns in every county in the state Approximately half of the state's t'Orn acreage wns .seed- j ( . or dj eri to hybrid varieties, :i practice u lc •] which increased Arkansas farm in- I come five million dollars in 1947. j Markets kept pace "with production. Extension agont.s assisted 4;t.- \ 019 fium families in the sale of i farm products valued at S2G,105.000. | Benefits of recent research in the i field of insect nnd disease control I were extended to the farmer by'the j Extension Service. More than 13,-j 000 cotton farmers and 8.000 fruit ! growers received assistance from i their county agents in (he control 1 of Insects. • The Extension Service rerniitrd | approximately 41,000 cotton pickers to harvest the stale's two-million« ve crop in near record time, .vcnty-fivc thousand strawberry j pickers were obtained for this 1m- j portanl harvest. ! of (he University of Ar- County's Rural Property Shows Huge Valuation High Farm Prices Don't Bring Parity Parni prouerlv In Mississippi roinUy is now y.orlli morn than SS0.452,or>o, and rural homes here :tiul throughout tho sin to. arc in the- best condition in hislory, ac- lo a report released by Tile Council of America. More (han 15 per cent o[ farm dwellings In Arkansas anrt the South are in excellent condition or need only .such minor repairs a.s painting or general maintenance, the report revealed. Only 61.1 per cent wer e In good repair In 1!)40. The re[>orl was based, on Bureau of the Census survey's. "The rise in farm incomes and properly values since 1940 ha.s been accompanied by a great increase in the number of rural homes equipped with such modern conveniences as electric lights, tiled baths and showcr.s and running water," said F. B. Ortman. chairman of tlie Council's residential construction committee. Electricity, for instance, has gone into hundreds of thousands of Die Many Pasture ncmon.slnitions 1 nation's rural dwellings sincp 1940, Pastures and production ot ; Ortman noted. 'Mm r than 50 per roughage were stressed as the foim- I cent of all farm homes now have elation of the livestock Industry.) electric lights, in contrast to 31.3 Nineteen thousand pasture demon- per cent In 1940. More than 32 per cent of rural dwellings In the United States today have running water, and 20. stration.s. involving 145,000 acres, pointed the way toward better pastures in the state. County agents „ . ... conducted 106 pasture field days, | per cent have private baths, accord- attcmted by 7,163 persons. Dairy, Ing to the Tile Council report. In farmers put up 43,168 tons of sil- 1940. 17.7 per cent had age and beef cattle breeders GO.- ! water 972 tons. With [ewer dairy cows,! ualhs nu!k production was maintained at i tlie 12-Mllion-pound leve! of last' year, indicating more efficient, dairying. Faun housewives, with the advice and assistance of home demonstration agents, canned 17.008.031 quart.'! of food, froze 3.152,183 pounds and dried 228,835 pounds. More than C( j ' t ... 0 , schools' conducted by thc Bxtcn" i can be mowed for hay. Plan acrc- sion Service where they learned to a S c - s for le.spcdcza for laic lieavy mak c woolen, garments and re- '. S>'asing. Good grass fat cattle will model them. " '"" ' "' "'"e '" demand because of the lack Enrollment In 4-H clubs during i or Brain. the year totaled 84.621 with in- ! Ol1 h °6s to control lice. DDT or ; creasing Interest being shown by • rotcuone may also be used, older bciy.s and girl.s. club boy.s fed more than 1,000 V)ecf calves for •shows and .sales while f;irls preserved almost a million quarts of food. As farm people moved toward )/'ets of Missco •arm Families To Be Studied The Department of Agriculture estimates th;il the 19-17 total of cnsh receipts from farm m<irkcLin£ was over $30,000.000.000, a record high, ai shown on the chart. Nevertheless, the average income of formers is less than that of city dwellers, and President Truman, in his Slate of the Union message, urged modernized pi'ice supports and extended crop insurance to help equalize the discrepancy. New Lespedeza Strain Is Well Suited to State FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Jan. :if) —Climax, a new high-yielding, lalc- maturing strain of Icsprdraa, is belnp Increased by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. It holds considerable promise ns a 7.7 per cent had running > ture aml „„ c ,- O p'„ • / .nd only ,0.6 per cent private (arn , crs ncml - nK t ' 0 D| , Farm Agents' Tips IT'S TIME TO: Check number of animals to be grazed with acres available for pas- r _ lure during the year. Allow for 5.400 ,w5rnen 'attended tailoring [ heavy grazing. Any surplus forage U. of A. Appoints Jackson To Lead Research Project KAYE-ITEVILLE. Arlt.. Jan. 31 —The appointment of Hllliar Jackson as agricultural cconomls on a cooperative basis with til Bureau of Agricultural Economk of the u. S. ncpt. of Agrlciiltur has Ijeen announced by Ucall Lip ..I! pert S. Ellis, director of the Agrl Carman, head or the University of '• Mlltulnl Experiment Station of th Arkansas partment at the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. The new- lespedeza is a selection from Korea which was sent to Arkansas for testing in 1940 by Dr. Ronald McKcel of the U. S. Dcpt. of Agriculture Research Center at Beltsville, Maryland. Dr. Oiirman re- perls (hat its performance In nursery tests has been outstanding, and that it appears to be well adapted to Arkansas conditions. tli* Unlvenlty of Arknn«fu' home economics n>p»rtmeiit. with Mm John W. White, at Fnyettevllle, serving ns field Mipfrvlsor. Thn nctun Interviews will bo uurled on by lo- cul women In the three counties FAYETTEVI1.LK, Ark., Jnn. SO.— llsslsslppl Ciuinty will bf. among j he Ilirco cotton counties of Hie tale In which Hip ABilcullunil Ex- «rlnienl Stutton o( the UnlvrrsUy f Aikunsn^ will conduct n study if food Imblts of fnrtn fnmltles, II wns announded this week. The food hubil study of farm 'Biulllcs will be tonducled In <:on- lectlon with a similar survey lo be nniln in five Southern .stiUo.s lo de- ermine how good R diet Southern !i\rm fAiullics have, whether Uic •nsli Income or the type til InnnliiK engaged In nffci't.s (he nuullty at he fnmlly's diet and whether ium- illes that raise part of Ihelr fond iiixvc better meaK than lluiso whu inirchnsc all of thc lood eivten. Similar surveys will be fniuluclctl In Phillips and Jefferson Counties, the report .staled. The study Is being currlftl on by the Experiment Stations In Virginia ind South Carolina In (almcco-fnrm- Ing counties, in ArkaliMis and Mls- sslnpl In ccitton-fiirmlnR counties, Htid In Tennessee In .self-suffic-liiK notmtaln couniie.s. The U. S. Depi. :lf ARrlculture Is n.sslstlllg 111 (he work. A tolnl of isn farm fuinllles In Arkan.sns will be nskcd lo piirllcl- palf In Ihu survey, supplying Information on nil UK- fond used by tin: fnmily during one week. The siimpk will Include white anil colored families, :md will represent nil the len- ure classes (mind hi (he urea. To select these siuuple families, nil rural families living in four communities in Phillips County, four communities In Jefferson bounty, and 'tve communities in Mississippi County wll first be cunlnctcil. The project is under the direction of Dr. Boulah V. CUHnsplc. head of "KpraklnR nf rivers rrmlndi of fish, Ami H H'« TACK1.K thai you We've tlie lure til lunkiv them lug R! your line The fishing d.r IIAHUA1NS lit the TKAIHNO 1'OST's Hue!' Thes» Interview*™ «r« now belnis selected mitt trained In their work, and they will begin to make preliminary contacts In February. Ail of tho information obtained. In the Interviews will be treated as confidential, Or. Cllllaspln nlressed. »nd nnmeit of families will not bo used. After >U Interviews «r« com- pitted, sometime in March, tht d«U from the various states will be assembled and analyzed, preparatory to publication. It Is expected thmt the results will he helpful to publle. and private agencies concerned with nutrition In rural communities In tlie South, according to Dr. Olllupi*. KfWJ* Still & Young Motor Co. Lincoln-Mercury Dealer Phone .1479 RlytKeville Ark. 112 Walnut SL University of Arkansas College AcricuUm'F. Mr. Jncksnn will rtc vote full time to rcscnrch In mar kciing. He comp.i to the Experiment Stn tion from LUllp Rock, where he hn.s been marketing specialist, for the Agricultural Extension Service .since November 19-JG. He Is a graduate of the University nf Arkansas, and has n master of .science decree than Korean lespedeza. It maturu. , jtt.s seed crop earlier than Kobe, an,] Repair harness or machinery on i is lhcrffore more apt to mature seed bad days. Don't wait lo replace that i bcforc rros '- H is about one or two broken part. Get machinery Into WCCks lnl "" nwUlli "B "inn Korrnn. I usable shape now. It will save val- i Tllls llnbu wl " ex(cll(i 'he grazing nable time later. , season of lespedeza pastures. Get manure cm. on the land „££«£ 'Si^SX the Agricultural Experiment Station in from Louisiana State University. ,-.,< • ,- ,',, ,. ., . ,, J Mr. Jackson ivorked-as research as- Climax gives slightly better y.elds , slst!im wlth thc Ar]i!tnBR! . E crl . mcnt slruion rn)m JBmlftl .' ^ lo | Allfiusl 1M2i alul atlc> . , llrec „ , a ha i, J( , a ,. s in th[ , Army retllrnr( | lo the ciirnpirs as a.sslstnut professor _. ... ... _ ____ ... __ _ manure out on the land their goal of bain need living. Ex- ] promptly. Manure loses much of tension agents helped solve the \ its value if left piled up around many technical questions which al- the barn. Avoid this lass by sprcad- ways acrompany progress. They i iti^' a.s jsoon as possible, helped with building ami romcd- | Burning corn or cotton stalks is pling of homes, use of elficiriclty, ; wasteful. A ton of corn stalks burn- Improved health progranis, land-j cd meaixs n loss of H'i pounds of i . scaping and profitable use of let- ' nitrogen which at present prices I mcrease through sure time. Throughout tlir year ' would be worth around $1.50 and " they brought to farm people thc i in acldi-ioii it destroys much needed ' benefits ol'the latest research and; organic matter. 1 _ The generator oi teachings of the College of Afjrl-• Gather egp.i often, two or three 1046. after testing as to its adaptability, yield, nnd use. The quantity of seed available is .still limited. It is being distributed to n small number of Arkansas farmers fur county extension ageriis. rr UNO GREATER FARM PROFITS rr THE DELTA WAY We'll Keep Your Equipment in Good Shape On Easy-Time Basis "y "sins our rasy-tlme rayment.v you li»vr tht *drant*{t »' cclline snort work out of that tractor and equipment without undue financial hardship. "Vou're payins «Si while makin« yours!" Inqnlr* today about th« .servirp. Y OU -|| ^ Heller off with smooth rnnnlnr tqulpment this Spring. FREE ESTIMATES ON ALL WORK! INTERNATIONAL T HARVEST E R 3/2 SOUTH 2ZP ST. PHONE863 The generator of an automobile should be adjusted to keep the battery charged under winter driving conditions. Mmc* daily, to prevent dirty eggs. Reduce the time now used for cleaning and give a better quality egg lor sale anri *Ior home use. If you cannot increase the size of your garden, increase the yield. Clumps of pumiln Iris, potted in marketing with tlie Bureau of Research. Mr. Jackson will serve us project leader for the regional poultry and egR marketing- project which will he carried on under the provisions of the Research nnd MarkcrUiiK Act passed last year. \Vork will be done in Arkansas. Louisiana. Texas. Mississippi, Tennessee, Vlrtflnln, .South Cnrol ina, Georgia, and Alnbatnn, with the cooperation of the U. 3. Dcpt. of Apn culture. Dr. John W. White, head of the dcpartm'ent. of rural economics and sociology at the University of Arkansas, is chairman nf the executive and technical committees for thc regional project. The first problem lo be tackled will be nf seasonal egg surpluses, Dr. White has reported. rreak Foods In Europe nnd Asia, varieties of flowers are utilized Tor food pur and brought indoors will bloom in : poses. Tt is not r re to hear of a short while- i geranium soup, shrub cakes, bol!c<l lily, violet preserves, candied Jasmine, or dessert in these par Us early Work fall plowed ground in the Spring, suggestions come from the ' of thc world, county agent and home demonstration agent. Read Courier News Want Ads CALL 4627 Fur Lower Cos I. • HOME • AUTO • BUSINESS Arkansas Mutual Agency J \V. \ t . Tnmke, MKL*. '* Isaacs Kkltf., Klythcville, Ark. DAVID B. ANDERSON MASON CONTRACTOR Brick Work of Quality Holler Work nnd lU'mmli'liiij,' a Spcdnlty 1101/2 E. Davis St. Phone 4641 PURINA BROILER CHOW Each bag built to grow 30 Ibs. live meat, when fed on (he Purioa Plan. Figur* your proiils irom... FAST GAINS LOW-COST GAINS 16x48 Army Surplus Building SECTIONAL Our Demonslradon Erected In (I.) PRICE $365.00 F. O. B. LOUISIANA Much less than the cost of material alone. These huildinits made of pre-war lumber, have been used as barracks, They come to you complete, roof, floor, doors, \vinciows, over 750 sq. ft. floor spare. Four men on erect In two days. Up a Home for Little Over $1 ,000 t.'SF. FOR HOMES, WARKIIOUSKS, FARM BUILDINGS Also 'Available Ifixlfi RuildiiiRS, price ........ SinS.flft wifh fbnti SPECIAL OFFER Due lo the limited lime we have lo fulfill our jovernment contract, we will supply enoiish NEW rooflnjr and NEW asphalt brirk siding to completely cover either of the above niilldlnits at absolutely nn extra cosl. MARION SURPLUS SALES Wayne H. Duncan: Company Representative. «OS Ward Arc. Phone 83fi Caruthersvillc, Missouri NOW FOR SALE -10- 1946 and 1947 FORD TRACTORS With Complete Equipment Reasonable Prices Easy Terms See Douglas Lawson At— RUSSELL PHILLIPS Tractor Company Ford Tractors Dearborn Farm Equipment South Highway 61—Phone 2171 CAN WATKK All) IN ARTHRITIS — RHEUMATISM? YKS—H It's Mouiidiin Viillcy Mhicrnl Wnlcr. tho fumom niliicrnl wider from HOT Sl'HINUS. AUK. MOUNTAIN VALLEY — HELPS Kllmulnlc kldnry nullon, cllin!n:it.c wastes, BO oflen I lio \iiiftcrlyliiK en use ot nrthritls aiul rhciimallsm. Oi'ilpr A <Jusp 'I'nduy CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP IHiiln nnil Division Hlythcvillc, Ark. Eat a Bonnee at Barney's' 1 A Delicious Buttered Steak Sandwich BARNEY'S 2006 West Main Street Phone 3647 FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. • Phone, 3646awl2525 ATTENTION FARMERS! TRACTORS & EQUIPMENT FOR SALE New and Used I—IBM (New) Model M Farm.ill 2—1018 (New) Mntlcl B Furmalls 1—19IB (Used) Model B John Dccro 1—1917 (Used) .-Model A John Dcorc I—I31B (Used) Model A John Dcer« 1—19*6 (lined) Ford Tractor 1 —1946 (Used) Model C Allis-Chalmcrs Manjr, many others arriving each week. We can furnish almost »ny equipment needed. They are priced (or quick sale, term can b* arranged. Come In and see th»e before you buy! BUD WILSON AUTO SALES Coroner of Main at Franklin Phone 2037 Bud Wilson Jess Homer •M' w; *«i

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