The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1947 · Page 4
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PACE POUR m.YTIIEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, IfM? Pemiscot County Soil Study Held Farm Lands Loting Vitality, 'Farmed Out,' " Missouri ExperK Say CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Aug. 29.—Pemiscot County farm lands are losing their "vitality," a.group of over 100 farmers, county agents, soil experts, and ex-servicemen receiving agricultural training under the Veterans Administration were • told at a soil study meeting held recently at Deering. The meeting was conducted by E. S. Vanatta, soil scientist for the Missouri Soil Conservation Service, and the study of soils was at Deering Farms. ' Mr. Vanalta assisted in making the first soils study in Southeast Missouri 35 years ago, and is considered an excellent authority on delta soils, and Ihelr deterioration. He explained that the organic matter prevalent in, the soils In this - county 35 years ago had been M farmed out", and that as the organic matter In soil acted as a "wick in a lamp" in letting the uqnids ascend or descend, that the loss of this organic matter In the soil was letting the soil become dryer, harder, and thus losing its vitality. He gave n practical demonstration to support his statement by taking core samples of the soil at | COTTON (Cotitlmied from Page 1) ton was grown, Mi% Hate reporle.l. Spin-ability becomes more Important llion grade or staple as cotton neors the mi;:, he said. Mr. Hale urged that planters take more interest In what varieties of secrl their neighbors plantni as spinners look at the cotton from an area standpoint. Merchants, siiiujH'rs H»<1 hovers ar« more Interested In rnldm quality tli:m ever befure he said. aiul breeders tif eutton seed strains need cooperation of growers. Shifting his talk to soybeans. Mr. Hole said the green bean had gained popularity with oil mills and in a few years the yellow bean may "be out of the picture." The Ogdcn variety looks like "the variety" according to recent tests he said. One-lhivil more cotton can be produced on land which has turned over to soybean growing every oilier year. Mr. Hale declared In support of crop rotation. Dr. L. M. Humphrey of Scott agronomist for the Robert L Dortch plantation, said .that nuist of the cotton seed from that area goes Southwest. He told of I he variety of cotton seeds experimented with in Hie breeding program at Scott. He said he fell that cotton tmnlity can definitely be Increased and that soybeans arc a coming big crop in Arkansas. South Faces Problem varying depths. Many farmers pres- j J. Ritchie Smith. Slate Extension enl confirmed his statement that! Service cotton specialist, pointed that world iiKlee, |>H'se,nlt!d » e|x>rl on the prodnccrs-mneliinery nniiiifncluri'i'.s conference nt Stone- •Illc, Miss., last week. In his report, Mr. Nnscli pointed out thai Arkansas WHS well represented at the conference, the pur- >osi' of which was to Increase farm income through meclwiilmitloii. "Thirty per cent of the farmers ,ire eager to mechanic. 30 per cent could ho convinced ineehanl/.ation Is essential, but It will lie a touyh job to convince- the romaininj! 40 per cent that mechanisation is either necessary or helpful," Mr. Nash's report .stated. While mechanization would displace .some workers, 11 would provide better jobs for others, he said. Machines need to l>i> produced at fit tlic famlly-sl/e farm well as the Inrijp plmiltitlon, it was also pointed out. Harvey secretary of the Council, discussed the cotton bale Identification Lawyer's Attack On Judge Scored By AFL President WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. <UP> — AI-'I, President Willinin Green said today lliul. n ri'oont physical assault, on Federation Counsel .In- sc|)M A. I'ndway )jy :i House Lalxii' Committee offioin! "miKhf have i f- MiIU'il in 11 iniHi'dy." "( ci\n niilliorllaUvely rcpoi 1 '. this to you Ije.cniise I know something about Die III health of Jculjje P:xl- wuy," Cirren wrote in a lelt.er 1.1 Hon.se Spanker Joseph \V. Mavbr. Jr., II., Mass. Green urged Martin to cxcrcisi Ills anlhority and secure the dis- mis-snl <>! Counsel Trying iM'cCuini from the IIoiusc bailor Committee. Adams of West Memphis. McC'nnu iissanlU'd Partway during a subcommittee hearing In Hollywood recently after Padwny licensed ID-OS ram ami stressed the need for use of' labeling* tags by more Arkansas growers. Kiliott Wolf, president, of the Mississippi Delta Council, pointed r Padway accused using! "Gestapo" their soil was crowing heavier than formerly, and "losing water." Water Retention Inipnrfaiit The retention of this water'ln the soils at the right time, is one of the greatest, and gravest, problems that confronts tlie soil conservationists. said H. E.. Grogger of tlie Missouri Soil Conservation Service at Columbia, who assisted Mr. Vanatta in making the core siunplc borings. He said the land has to be drained in the early part of the year,,and thus when tlie water is needed for the crop growing season, it is gone, especially during July and August. J. Wesley Shiarter, chairman of the Board of Supervisors of the Pemiscot County Soil District, told the farmers that the District hns three full-time technical men assisting their district on drainage and other soil conservation problems and urged Pemiscot farmers to taki advantage of their services, which ore ottered without charge. Others present who participatec in tlie study and discussions were Pcr.nie Grmiwell of the State Soi District Commission at Hayll: Pau Hutchison, plant breeder of Deerlng Farms, who explained cxperimenta work being done at Decring on cot ton and soybeans; Price Douglas manager of Decring Farms; W. H Colenian of the United States Soi Conservation Service at Cape Gl rardeau; J. w. Henderson and.Allen Henderson, both of Delta;"'ft. Kirkpatrick of Cape Girardeau; am T. E. Presley of Jackson. Mo. ut that world cotton production lid the Increasing use of synthetics re the major problems facing the outh's staple crop. He urged reduction of production osts, Improvement of cotton qual- ty and stabilization of prices as a liree-way solution to the problem 1 competitive production here and .broad. "Never before, have we luul ai;rl- :ulture and business working together as they are now to combat he problems of world production :oinpel)Uori." Mr. Ritchie said. "Variety Is comint; in as the third dimension in cotton growing." he said in a discussion of balanced 'arming and the one-variety pro- ;rnm. L. G. Nash of Blytheville, chair- nan of the Council's Agricultural Engineering and Machinery Coin- out the similarity of facing cotton producers in both Arkansas anct Mississippi. Cheaper J'lixlurlUm Ksseutlal Mr. Wolf supported farm me- chanisation and warned that when price supports arc withdrawn, col- ton will have to be produced I quickly, cheaply and in large quantities. lie and Martin Znok, or the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, .said that the groups they represented had organi/ed to combat pressure groups in Washington that threatened the Soulh's economy by naming an Area Advisory Committee. The group then voted to authorize council President Harold A. Young to name a committee from his stale to work In con- jtmction with the other groups. I.lppert Ellis, dean of the University of Arkansas cottage ot Agriculture, also addressed the group briefly. Mr. Young could not be present nt the meeting clue lo Illness in his family, it was announced. H M. Brinkley, chairman of ithe Council's Health Committee, was the committee of tactics. "A continuation of the services of Attorney McCain could be very properly interpreted as approval of delayed arriving and his repori on the Slate Hospital Plan was postponed until later. Two more committee reports uiu an open forum were schcdulec for this afternoon. Read Courier News Want Ads. problems! hiK conduct." Green wrote, "while ' a termination of his services quickly and promptly by U.ose who employed him could be accepted as evidence of the fact, that the committee iloes not approve, eontenancc oi' tolerance such conduct." Tile subcommittee hearing was an iivestigatlon of the jurisdlctional strike thai lias plagued the movie studios for months. Green also wrote . a letter l:> Chairman Fred A. Hartley, Jr., It., N. J., of the House Labor Commit;cc urging McCann's dismissal. The labor leader said this was the wish ot the "millions of members of the American Federation of Labor." "It is difficult to understand how and why the services of an attorney coultl l>e continued after the disgraceful episode which took place." Green wrote Hartley. Exemption of Food from Sales Tax Urged NASHVILLE. Tcmv. Aug. 29. (UP) —Sen. Jim Cummmgs and Rep. I. D. Bcaslc.v, veteran state lawmakcis. urged today that Gov. Jim McCord cull a special session of the legislature in order to exempt food and medicine from the sales tax and permit counties to lower property tnxra. Governor McCord, however, immediately threw cokl water on the proposal by saying that "there is no thought oi a special session now." Soil Conservation Men To Confer in Conwoy CONWAY, Ark., Aug. 29. (UP) — Arkansas State Teachers College in Con-way will play host to a three- day joint meeting . .of the State Association of_:Soil. Conservation Supervisors and the Arkansas Basin Flood Control .Association. The meeting" will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It has been described by Conservation Association President Reece Caudle as one "of Importance to every civic minded person in Arkansas." Guest speakers swill Uc Gov. Ben Laney, Senators J. William Pul- b'righl, nnd "John I.,.- McClcHan, and C. .P. Burns, editor of two Fort Snuth newspai>ers. SURE, PEPSI - EVERYTHING'S \ COSTING MORE THESE PAYS. POOP'S UP 92% - HOUSE FURNI5HING5 66%-, CLOTHES66%- EVERVTr-HNGS UP— BUT YOU 6TILL GBTA PEPSI-COLA FOR ONLY k* AN) OUNCE/. RIGHT/ IN 5PITE OF INCREASED COSTS PEPSI-COLA IS ONLY 5 C FOR THE BIG 12-OUNCE BOTTLE. IT'S STILL YOUR BEST BUY/ t%f Buy... ....Stays Fresh Longer! 406 W. Main Phone 591 Saturday Las* Pay! * • •"• " " "' -2'n - •* ' •-.;.' * AUGUST FURNITU EXTRA ROOMY. 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