The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 4, 1952
Page 9
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TMBAT, JTAWTUXY », 1MI (ARK.V IXJURIER K PAGE FARM HEWS A** REVIEW Cotton ImprovemenfThrough Chemical Research Outlined MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Outstanding pocslbllitie* for improvements • In cotton through chemical research were outlined here yesterday by Dr. Leonard smith, director for the National Cotton Council'! utilization re*e»rch division. DUcuwing plans for research pro- tram building at the Council's annual meeting in New Orleans, January 38-29, the cotton scientist said th»t nctual changes in the molecular structure of the cotton fiber through chemistry offer the industry one of its brightest hopes for quality improvement. "Experiments conducted at the Southern Regional Research Laboratory in New Orleans on the partia acetylatlon of cotton fibers show that chemistry may be used to alter the basic structure of the fiber itself" Dr. Smith asserted. "Other experiments have been carried out in which the structure of cotton has been altered to make it water-soluble. Moisture soluble cotton gau/.e U being used today as a dressing which can be sewn into surgical wounds and left to be absorbed by the body." Dr. Smith said that while research on alteration of the basic structure of the cotton fiber has been limited there Is no reason to believe that cotton will not respond as satisfactorily In this field as it has in surface chemistry. alterations through "Already we have utilized chemistry to give us cottons which are mildew-proof, flame-resistant, crease- resistant, water - repellent, and shrink-proof," he said. "Both in On Missco Farms Count; Atenl Keith J. Bllbrtj surface finishes «nd In molecular change the prospects ire bright for developing cottons that give better and be tier service." Consideration of the Council's 1952 utilization research program will get under way at New Orleans on January 26 at the meeting of the research committee under chairmanship of Alonao Bennett of Memphis. Recommendations developed at the committee sessions will be acted upon by the Council's 250- member delegat* body on January 28. By Kellh J. Bllbrey, County Agent My Pride and Joy We start the new 4-H club year with a county wide 4-H club winner banquet. Each year the Mississippi County Farm Bureau sponsors a banquet and furnishes approximately $200.00 worth of prizes for county project winners. The banquet will be held in the American Legion Hut Saturday night, January 12th. First place 1951 include: project winners Hillv Nelson, Ola Cotton Growers and Ginners In Missouri Set New Record MCPA Reports On Chemical ^ Weed Control PORTAGEVTLLE Mo.—The Missouri Cotton Producers Association reports that as a result of high production costs and a short labor supply farmers are turning to mechanical practices In an effort to supply the nation's cotton requirements. The last step In cotton mechan- Iiation la weed control through the ns« of chemicals and cross cultivation. The Association has released guides for chemical weed control in cotton for 1952. However, President S. Crews Reynolds has cautioned farmers not to consider these general guides as specific recommenda- • tions. According to Reynolds, the use of chemicals Tor the control of weeds Is a new development In cotton production and that farmers who have had experience in thi.s field are generally encouraged with the results obtained. The Association is sponsoring two district meetings chemical weed control in cotton for sometime In February. Plan hn ve time. not been completed at this Missouri cotton growers and gin-, ners made a new high record iii 1951' iu producing and marketing high uality lint. The lint ginned and' iradecTin Missouri prior to Novem- ier 1 ranked second highest in static length and second highest in ;rade in the five-state Delta Area, which includes Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Missis- ippl. This was announced in the No- 'ember 28 report of the Memphis cotton section office of the-Federal Production and Marketing Admiii- Lstvation. Missouri lint had the ongest average staple—34.3 thirty- seconds of an inch. In fact, 93.6 per cent of Missouri's cotton was classed in lengths 1 1/16 and 1 3/32 inches. And Missouri ginners were credited with the lowest percentage of rough ginning—0.2 per cent- while rough ginning in the other states ranged from O.fl to 2.3. Reports on the remainder of the year's crop may change these percentages slightly, said J. M. Ragsdale, Extension cotton marketing specialist of the Missouri University College of Agriculture, but he believes that Missouri still will lead the area in these quality measurements, ' This record, said Ragsdale, is the result of many years of cotton quality improvement in which growers and ginners have cooperated. Anc In 1951 Missouri's progress was especially good in variety standardization by the growers and in the improvement of gin equipment am operation by the ginners. Better than 95 per cent of all Mis- one of the five high-quality varieties best adapted to the area. varieties are Deltapine, Stoneville 2-B, Coker 100-Wilt, Paula and Empire. The highest degree of standardization in Missouri was lhaL attained by Mississippi County, with 99 per cent ol the county 's cotton planted with Deltapine seed, 80 per cent of which was not more than 2 years removed from the breeder. Ginners, as well as planters, have had a large part in this improvement work. Their interest was ,hown in 1951 by the participation >f two-thirds of the state's ginners n a gjnners' school where operation of the most modern equipment was demonstrated by three leading n anuf actu rers an d disc ussed by experienced gin operators. Moreover, 38 of Missouri's 180 ginning establishments installed new equipment during the year. Though very expensive, such equipment enables the ginner to clean and condition cotton at the point of production instead of shipping it wet and dirty at lower prices, to be conditioned by the processor. On the cotton ginned by Mis operators -who installed better equipment In IftSl, Ragsdale estimates that grade and price Improvement added at least (5 a bale to the value of 114,000 bales, or total of $570.000 additional recepits for growers in those ginning areas The record of 1951 was the more noteworthy, said Ragsdale, in view of the unfavorable weather and scarcity 'Of good planting seed the beginning of the year. With Manley, Elizabeth Brisier, Jo Alice McGulre, and Sybil Ruth Neal from Yarbro; James Harold Byrd, Wanda Lee Finch, Doris Kermett, and Jim Taylor from Leachville; Billy Shumate from Lone Oak; James Harold Hants and Danny Baurlnurt from Lost Cane; Ben CaldweH from Gosnell- Kenneth and Jnnics Edward Boyti from Promised Land; Mildred Brents from Dell; and Bernlce Odom from A more 1. Alt the new 4-H Club officers for 1952 are also invited to the banquet, along with their local leaders. Bobbye Jean Byrd of Leachville is president of the County 4-H Club Council and will preside at the banquet. New Hope By entertaining the 4-H Club winners in a manner mentioned Rogers says assistant county agent: are the only men who work in the Blytheville county age tit's office.) Chris Tompkins wanted to know ow much actual toxaphene there is in one gallon ol 46% loxaphenc. U percent contains four jxtund.s actual toxaphene per gallon. Paul Hughes, manager of the Farmers Soybean Corporation, came In to get better acquainted with Hershel Carter. They both got part, of their higher education from the College of Agriculture at Ames, Iowa, a famous agricultural schooJ. So did George Hale at Burdette, L. G. Nasli called to see when we were going .to have.our annual 4-H winner banquet. II. L,. Halsell. promised Land, is gambling. He'bought a new goose egg incubator, will feed his geese a balanced ration this Spring, and try to hatch geese for sale. D. S. Lantrip, former county agent here, advised this week tha't he wllj attend the Farm Bureau banquet for 4-H winners, Saturday night, January 12. H.D.CLUBMEMOS by Mr*. Gertrude R. Hollman (Horn* Demonstration Aienl) By CiKRTKimF. B. HOI.1MAN Home Demonstration Agent The 1!)52 major phases of work in. above, the Mississippi County Farm Bureau Ls. expressing a new hope and a strong faith in the youth of this country. With a new year ahead of us, our b« farmers hope, that 1952 will . much better year and a more The Icelandic Althing, llnmcnt. dates from 030. phasis En the year 1 ! program. 6. 4-H work will be stressed again this year. Emphasis will be placed on health, personality, and food production. I.KADF.R TRAINING Much of the home demonstration work Is done through leaders who help to extend Extension work through their local clubs and communities. The most recent leader training selected to visit Ireland this past summer, has been busy making talks since she has returned home. Many of her speeches have beea given In other counties at 4-H banquets, etc. To data she ha» mads 27 talks and has 10 more scheduled. Bobbye plans to enter the University of Arkansas, Feb. 4. Food Shopping List Estimates indicate a supply of 1ft per cent more prunes and «7 per home demonstration clubs to uo emphasized in 1952 arc as follows: 1. Farmstead and highway improvements wUl be continued in 1952. There is a tremendous job yet to be done in this fleld of work. 2. Because of the large ainounl of food needed for the armed forces nnd also the high prices of food, gardening and poultry will be stressed again tills year. 3. The world situation has caused people to become nervous and feel insecure and because of that, health and family life will have prominent places in the year's program. 4. Ciood nutrition Is important to good health and to whet the appetite, well prepared meals attractively served will be featured In the 1952 program. 5. Coi^ervatfon of clothing, as well as food, will find proper em- meeting was given by the home demonstration agent on making nylon corsages. The leaders who attended the meeting will show fellow club members the trick of converting old nylon hose into beautiful corsages are as follows: Mrs. Ijcslie Moore. I/one Oak; Mrs. BUI Cable, Dogwood; Mrs. Tra Koonce, Dogwood; Mrs. Elza Wheeler, Yarbro; Mrs. Heed Threlkeld, Brown; Mrs. Charley Jones, Brown; Mrs. Roy Thomas. Leachvllle; Mrs. Gene Metcalf, Box Elder; Mrs. Qrason Ward, Boynton; Mrs. Conway Pnyne, Boynlon; Mrs. Forrest Moore, Lone Oak; Mrs. o T. Welch Lenchvllle. 4-H There Is much ado in the Extension office working up material for a 4-H newspaper thru the Courier News has so graciously offered to print free of charge, to be given to those attending the county 4-H banquet. The banquet will be held Saturday night, Jan. 12. Bohbye Jtan Byrd Bobbye Byrd, the 4-H'er who was sourt cotton this year was planted crop shortened by these factors, it by county or community groups U> was doubly important to use the USLTY PELTA /LOOK AT THAT £H?LT\ PUTTIN6 HER MONEY 1 V. IN THE TOP OF J \ HER STOCKN6. ) (9. WELL, IT DRAWS A LOT MORE INTEREST ' THERE, THAN IF SHE V PUT IT IN A BANK. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN H16H QUALITY, DELTA IMPLEMENTS.!" '16 THE PLACE TO RND It profitable one than 1951. Some farmers are not satisfied with their fertilizer program and have hopes that they can find a better fertilizer paying combination. Near 400 'a'rms were tested in 1051 by the University soil testing laboratory, ! "Farmers along Buffalo Ditch and east of Big Lake have hopes thnl some control measures will be found for verticHlium wilt in cotton. If we continue to have relatively cool summers, verticilliutn wilt will continue to be quite destructive on cotton in the areas mentioned. The new year brings new hopes for better homes, for good health, for more mechanized farming, for television sets, home freezers, sewing machines, anci a thousand other things. It is the hope and desire for these things that keep us trying ever harder to produce commodities and services needed by our fellow man. That desire for profit makes us the hardest and most productive people on the face of the earth. Some of these new hopes can he achieved by good planning and It is our hope that we in the Extension Service may be able to help many of you with some of your planning In 1952. Out of This World My personal hope Is that some smart scientist will find out what clorophyl is, how it is made, and how it and sunlight combine to produce plant- growth. I am looking for the day when science can make any kind of food and fiber anc farm people will not have to battle lature, Insects, bad weather, etc. produce our necessities of life I will live to see it. You just wail around with me and see! Wher they unravel this secret, it will bi more important than finding thi secret of atomic energy. People H. H. Carter started to work January 1 as assistant county agent. Thank goodness for that! (F. H, Now... Save Mon,ey On USED TRACTORS best known processes and utmost opsraiing skill in preparing the lint for market. Ginners And Planters have your Cotton Planting Seed Machine Delinted Ceresan M Liquid Treated* • Air Cleaned • Screened & Air Graded BAGS MACHINE SEWED '• Act Now! PROMPT SERVICE — UP-TO-DATE FACILITIES. Add to your profits by early germination) elimination of faulty seeds; no damping off or wilt; no planter choke-ups; earlier maturity; increases final yield of lint cotton per acre, * New "Slurry Method" ' Blytheville Delinting Corp. Highway 61 So. Blytheville, Ark. Phones 2860-2976 cent more raisins this year than lust. Prices are wel! below last year's and are expected to continue reasonable. As for oranges, th« '51'62 crop of early midseason fruit may be record large. Tangerines .will be In itcnernu* supply throughout January according to present ;irosjX!Ct.s. Best Copy There are five known copies of ihe Gettysburg Address in Lincoln's hand. The Bliss copy Is considered the best and is the only one which bears the title date, and full signature of Abraham Lincoln, HEAD STUFFY DUE TO COLDS /*/*/* symptomatic ODD RELIEF SEE Your Massey-Harris Dealer Spring work witl soon be here again. That tractor of yours will have to be in peak performance to get that extra job don« — with new crop goal» ahead. Our company trained aer- ioua to tenre yd*. H»»» your tractor aad •>•*• chinery ready for that first day in UM Odd. CeJI UB soon! B* the flnt to have your traetor "he« tween-aeAson' Coma Out and See Our Selection of NEW & USED TRACTORS 61 IMPLEMENT CO. N. Highway 61 Phone 2142 Delta Implements offers you a large •election of used tractors and equipment »l new, low prices. Get set for the season ahead by picking out the equipment you want NOW. Convenient terms will b« •rranged. Here are just a few of the tractor buys: • FARMALL "M" and "H" Tractors...late models with equipment. • FARMALL "B" Tractor at a special bargain price. .Equipped with planter and cultivator. • JOHN DEERE "A" Tractor... completely rebuilt, equipped with rict A ran* tires. Haa 4-row cultivator and planter n A-l condition. FORD TRACTOR This Tractor has been used just 1 year since it was overhauled. Comes equipped with cultivator, plow and planter. Now only $750 • OLIVER "70" Tractor in good mechanical condition. Has 4-row cultit valor and 3-row middlebuster. • ALL1S-CHALMERS "WC" Tractor that'* ready .to go! Has cultivator, and 2-row, push-type middlebuster. • OLIVER "80" Tractor in exeel- lent mechanical condition. Hu rice A eane tire*. FOR THE BEST BUYS, COME TO DELTA IMPLEMENTS Iv 6863 ~~ BLYTHEVILLE, ARK ALL FARMERS AND THEIR FAMILIES are cordially invited to attend John Deere THURSDAY JANUARY 10 9:30 A.M. AT THE ROXY THEATER MISSCO GET YOUR FREE TICKETS NOW IMPLEMENT CO AT THE JOHN DEERE PLACE

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