The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 31, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 31, 1947
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TEN BI,YTHEVII,LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, IMf '. Every Friday In the of Farm Families of This Agricultural. Section. FARM NEWS-FEA1UBES Suggestons For Better Farming Featured For This Section'* Progressive Farmers. Com, Hog Prices Aid Truman Plan K r \ President Discovers | Ally in High Cost of ; Feed for Livestock ' t BY VINCENT HUKKF. (ijnlt«i Press; Staff. Correjponcltnl) •WASHINGTON, Oct..31. (UP) — 7iw.hl£h price ol corn and the »i«ginp price of hogs became sc- c|ct lilies of the' president's food committee yesterday as it rejzhed out into the farmlands to save g)»ln for liuntTy J!u*:»pe. {Committee chairman Clinics llfiXimm and Secretary of Agriculture CJ'.nton P. Anderson called for ctefti^on of stale-wide 1 ••'livestock !«ad<e«mmlUees" to put into effect tik Jive farm grain-saving methods ingested b> Anderson on Oct. 8. f^fnderson had suggested, among otiwr 'things that farmers market hat> »l lighter weights. Farmers al>- v}r*m>r had started doing Just Uht~Ye«lwS before,they ever heard of the campaign to save an extra 100,CW,000 'bushes [or Europe. The soaring price of corn was making it less profitable to convert It into pork. Prom Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, the average weight of hogs marketed decreased 20 pounds instead oJ increasing 20 pounds as It did during th« same period last year, Agil- cullure Department officials disclosed. The trend has continued. Average weight of live hogs slaughtered under federal inspection dropped from 2*8 pounds' for the week end- Ing Oct. 4 !o 235 pound.* last week. Other developments on the food- jraUl front: 1. The food committee said it was particularly anxious to collect bulk wheat, wheat flour, dried peas, macaroni, drlrd beans, spaghetti, sujjar nnd evaporated milk on the "friendship train" which begins a coast 10 coast run next week to collect food gifts for Europe. OaUs, barley and soybeans'are acceptable, but food In glass contniners and canned goods, except evaporated milk, are out. 2. To "protect" domestic dlsltlleu the Luckman Committee has asked the State Department lo request foreign governments to eliminate exports of scotch nnd other whis- Stop Soil Erosion the Whirlwind Way War on Rats Launched to Save Grain for Shipment to Europe • Are soil erosion and loss of moisture cutting into ihe fertility •rid productive capacity of y.our farm? There's no belter way to put a slop to this damage than by using m Scrvis Whirlwind Terracer — ihe modern, economical machine for builtlmg terraces nnd drainage ditches. Soil is thr 4-n\ accurately u far as 20 feet with this powerful dirt-mover, at a height of 2 to 5 feet. And talk about speed ... the Whirlwind puts up a mile of 2'i-iru by 2 (.ft. icrrace in 10 hours! Pull it with any farm irac- lor of sufiicicnt power, in any I' type of toil, at regular plowing speeds. Available in two Jizes. See in about the Whirlwind now. I lamouf McCo/mick-D«*ring '•I- toil lo tfj. rolor nmnihfl . I from 300 la 1000 RPM. . ip.«ci 3/2 Gef a Jeep on the Jot ~ k '- i '„ * . i , . Get a "Jeep" on the job. It Mill pull plows liar •" ' * h^T' n ) "' n - lowc " ;to ?,' 5 '? 00 - Ib -' r ?' 1 ^p a yl»^ls; t* ! ^"ever it goes, its powcr B take-off is"c a 'd v "„''„„ - l I thTa^inT y vwsacn" '^ '"''' C °" 1C ""'I Wlliu CT— •" f for »rtii_ J I *- lln «O Poole Motor Company "A Cempkte Line of Jeep Parts" , Iliw Poole, Owner & Mgr. Way 61 at Steele, Mo. Phone Steole 49 ^—^———^^^^- L Ral |n Ihe conicrlb: Thli one wai raucht in the »ct by a U. S. Kith and Wildlife Service phutofraphrr, iut 100,000,000 ol'.ier r»U ret away with 121.470.IXH) bushel* o( iral'n a yr»r. Day says. Improvised storag'e places being used encourage more rats. Even after Ihe grain leaves the farms, the rals continue their relentless destruction In the elevators and storage places, after it is processed, and during transportation. Day added that great quantities of grain are destroyed by- rats in storage places in Europe while it Is awaiting distribution lo the needy. He says the Government should look Into this angle of the problem, too. The most effective ral roison known today is called "1080." But It is so dangerous that the Wildlife Bureau, which developed it. permits its use only by trained experts. It kills dogs and chickens and other farm animals unless used properly. The safest and most effective potson which farmers themselves can use is red quill. It kills rats but Isn't fatal lo other animals on a farm. A nation-wide rat exterminating program would include instructing the farmers in the best use to rat poisons and showing them how to rai-proo( their barns and storage places. It would seek the cooperation of all agencies which handle food in any lorm. The Department of Agriculture estimates that there are "somewhere-near 100.000.000 rats in the U. S." That offers the farmer a ru^e-of-thumb method of estimating just how many rats he has on his farm: Poultrymen Urged to Cull Out Lazy Hens . l>ue to Ihe largr amounts of grain needed for export, and the short supply of feed for all livestock, It is Imperative that all unprofitable birds be eliminated from the flock, according lo W. S. Pollard, extrusion poultryman for the UnlvmJly of ArJcnmas Agricultural Ex(ension Service In listing timely reminders for owners of poultry flocks. Ht »l.v> Mid: "Early morning lights 'can be used profitably on the laying hens to stimulate production. Privldt » 13 to H-liour tiny. "Encourage inaxlnuun Wiicr ton- . sumption by keeping fiesh wnlcr ; be (ore, I lie birds at all 'lines nnd ' keeping wsler from freezing during ; cold snaps. "Peed tin- laying flock a balanced ration. To do so will give increased production a:id will c<;:i« • servo vllally needed B''"i"s such as wheat and corn. i "Keep a record nnd know whether 1 your flock is profitable or not. The defendant Max H. Christian. hereby warned lo appear within thirty days in the court named in " p&lfhtftf "Clara Cocky? And How Dated Ihja 16 day of OcU>1*r, 1947. HARVEY MORRIS. Cleric By Dorothy Con Icy, deputy, •jjjar^ju,' tor Plaiutc" W. v Leuh Smith. *" 10il7-24-31-U|7 BY DOUGLAS LARSKN NKA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. (NEA) — Promoting rutless days instead of meatless days would be the cheapest and most effective food saving program for Ihe U. S., according to Albert M. Day, Chief of the Bureau of Pish and Wildlife Service. An effective nation-Vide rat eradication program could be launched immediately at n cost of approximately $500.000. Da.v says. If it were only 50 per cent effective, it would save approximately 62,000.000 bushels of grain. This is based on sovernmetit crop estimates and es- :linnie.s of rat damage. Recent, bureau stuolt.s revealed thai rats cat or damage about four per cent of nil the grain grown the U. S. The Department of Agriculture estimates that about 3.- lll.loS.OOO bushels of alt kinds of Brain will be grown in America this year. That means that rats will account for the disppearance of about 124,470,000 bushels, far more Lhan enough to make up Europe's shortage. Plenty of surplirs army rat eradication equipment is available for inmediatc use and. there Is enough effective rat poison on the market for the Job, Day says. And within his bureau there are enough rat c.\ terminating experts, now doing other work, who could be marshalled immediately for such a drive. All that is needed to start such campaign is the money, either from Congress or from a special administrative authorization as part of t the present emergency government food saving program, Day says. At present there are only two Bureau men—one In Illinois and one fknith Dakota—working on rat extermination for the whole U. S. grain belt area. Day snys the Federal government isn't even scratching the surface on what it should do towards protesting citizens on the farm and in the cities from the growing rat menace. It is now more serious than it ever has been in the U. S. Before the war rats were destroying about $400,000.000 worth of all kinds of foodstuffs in the U. S. and that since the war this figure has almost doubled because of higher prices. The enormous quantities of grain which are being held on farms by farmers in hopes of getting higher prices will make the rat rtamaise figure even hipher than normal, fctcs dnrinp the 60-rtay rtomt\stic dj.stlllciy shutdown./A high official said the StiUe Department hflrt started making such representations. 3. An undisclosed number ol brewers are requesting "exceptions'" to their pledge to reduce Use of corn and other grains during the gram-.saving emergency*. Jjuckman nppointcd a .special , five-member "Brewers Coordinating Committee" lo handle hardship ca-se-s. 4. The food committee's moil front the public now is averaging 1500 letters a day, and has changed from 50 per cent critical to lo per cent critical, sources close to the committee saJdr If a rat is never seen but mere are "occasional evidences," of the presence ot rats discovered, there are between one and 100 raw In thp, vicinity. If a farmer sees one "occasionally" at night there are between 100 and 500- rats. If he sees rats every night there are between 500 and 1000. And if he sees rats regularly day and nignt there ai% upwards of 2000 on his farm. Experts say this has proved to be a pretty reliable measure. Cargo Plane, Out Of Gas, Crashes; Crew of 3 Killed SYLVA. N. C.. Oci. 31. (UP)— Investigators yesterday reported that H DC-3 cargo plane found wrecked yesterday with its thres occupants dead apparently was out of gas when ii crashed Jar off Us course In the rusEeo mountains 19 miles from here'. * Sheriff C. o. Middleton said the plane did not burn and that the gas tanlrs apparently were almost empty The wreckaRe was found by n boar hunter Wednesday after search parties had hunted trfc plane for two weeks. The two-engined plane disappeared Oa. 16 on a (light from Charlotte. N. C., to Gainesville. Ga.. with a cargo of baby chicks. The chickent were all lulled. The plane, owned by Strato- Freight Airline of PitlsMeld, Mass.. was piloted by Saul Kornish ol Otis. Mass. Other victims were Robert Piper. Pitisfield, co-pilot, and Dwight Coulter. Pittslield, an executive of Strato-Frieghl. This New Hampshire rooster has a right to be cocky. It was recently purchased at the HOP cockerel auction in Peoria, 111., for $300, reportedly the highest selling price ever recorded (or any similar bird. The roosler will be used lor breeding purposes. Farm Agents' Tips IT'S TIME TO — Prepare for r. home-cured meat supply. Overseed permanent pastures with ry e grass (or winter grazing. Place orders for spare parts for farm machinery. If winter crops have not yet been sown on the garden site this should be done at once. A mixture of rye and vetch makes a good blanket of green to hold and enrich the garden soil. Observe wet spots In fields during winter rains and arrange for getting the excess water off th« land. These suggestions come from the county agenl. More Information is available at the -Extension Office where University of Arkansas College of Agriculture publications may also be obtained. Bakery Special HAWAIIAN , QA- PINEAPPLE CAKE OjlC With Special Hawaiian Fondant Icing ON SALE SATURDAY ONLY! Telephone Your Order — Dial 2073 HART'S BAKERY WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Clare Christian Plaintiff, vs. No. 10,215 Max H. Christian Defendant. Alabama Plans Better Use of Forest Acreage MONTOOMTRY. ALA., Ocl 31 (UP)—nay P. Weston Alabama forestry council chairman, today announced a campaign to put 13,OCO..OCO acres of state forcstlaud into full production.' Weston said (he program, to open Jan. 1. IMS. would be based on the fact that the farmer and small landholder, could make his forest acres take their place as a cash producer. Forest owners, he said, would be Instructed how to grow the best tree crops for the greatest monetary return. State and federal agencies, the TVA, extension Secvice, and the pulp and paper industry, will take part in the drive. William H. Sizcmorc. assistant state farm forester, has been assigned by the Alabama division of fcrestry to assist the council In the ! , Regardless Of Make The Solution 100 way of weighting tire.'gives you up to 25% more drawbar p u l!_g els more work done, faster, wilh less fuel. Too, this "one-shot" inflation gives you more time saving. You can V hang up the pressure gauge for good — and forget inilahon worries. Arrange for Solution 100 service now. 'WORK. LATE AGAIN LAST NIGMT, DEAR?" Don't overload ypur •Uctrlc circuitj. When you build or modcrniz* provide ADEQUATI WIRING. A"K-MO POWER COMPANY ROUGH CYPRESS BOXING METAL ROOFING PLAIN RAIL WINDOWS I 1-8" FIR DOORS « » For Farm Repairs E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY New. MASSEY-HARRIS WITH 5-SPEED TRANSMISSION 319 W. Ash St. Phone SSI 3-PtOW rowu PLUS-POWER at LOW COST New all ihe way through, Ihe rugged 4-cylinder "44," like olher Masse y-Harris; Uadois, has a great capacity for work. F«r lh» farmer who prefers' a ffiur-cylindet tractor, here's 3-plow power at !(• economical best! Thoroughly tested on. farms Hie* youri—wilh accurate) checks an performance - -the "44" has proved itself a champion In all kinds of iield and belt work. For your heavy plowing. highspeed discing, planting and cultivating the new "44" delivers ttllorlln* power on every drawbar, P.T.O. or belt Job . . . dependable power with an extra margin, in reserve ... a wid« range of practical jpe«d* wilh the 5'Speed transmission. You'// fn/oy More Comforf with the \ "Velvet-Ride" Seat Your new Massey-Harris tractor Is regularly equipped wilh the shock- absorbing "Velvet Ride" Saat. It takes tho jolts and jais out ol tractor iiding . . . eliminates "tractor back"—those sharp pains and achei you've suffered after long hours on a conventional tractor seat. Far tractor riding "smooth as velvet," maka it a Massey-Harrlsl CARL WALLACE BOB SMITH IMPLEMENT CO No. Highway 61 Phone 2142 etieb&l, M4SSEV. HARRIS OWNERSHIP IS 1 MARK OF GOOD FARM MANAGEMENT FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. - Phone 3646a>ut2515

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