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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FIUDAY, MARCH 21, J!)I7 s For Better Farming Featured For Tin's Section's Progressive Farmers. FARM NEWS-FEAJ Published Every Friday in the Jill crest of Farm Families of This AgrivuKural Section. Unusually Cold Winter Retards Farmers' Preparations for 1947 Planting, Bui Snow Helps Soil Not ijrio're. than GO per cent of-Uie farming land in this vicinity has.bceii worked and is ready'for plnnlinjr il wis announced by Keith Rilbrey, County'Agent. This is due to the unseasonable* ;— '• .— cold weather we have been having for the past two weeks, however IT _„-.«.._. I l*» with spring here and the past few f QlfnGrS If/I days liavo been indications that It is Merc to stay, planting is ex-'D,, CL—.-.!,-.- pected to get under way next wecfr, D J J/7O* lOQG Mr. Bilbrey said. Mr. Bilorey slatrd that the iram- bsr of snows and hard freezes that section of the country These snows and freezes are the cause of Ihe ground working KQ ' imich-better this year than it din" this time last Spring, he added. I A few farmers In this vicinity.; Mr. BIK>rey .said, liave begun plant-' ing their soybeans and corn crops for the coming year. This is not considered wise in fanning sources, but fanners guilty of this have been lucky so far because that this section' of the country has not witnessed any "killing freezes" so far tin's month. The- best time to plant n corn b?,1n crcp is cither the last week in March or first week April,. Afr. Bilbrey slated Form Women's" fSColumn Mississippi County, homemakers Of Fertilizer one of the greatest heari'aches for the farmer this year with the shot-tape expected to continue through the remainder of the year, according to n report from the County Agent's office. Kollh Bilbrey, county asent, stated that numerous requests for information . concerning the purchase of fertilizer, have come Into his office the past week. Fertilizer- is more scarce Ihis year than it lins ever been, Farmers who do not have fertilizer toy now stand a good chance of not getting any at fill, Mr. Bilbrey stated. The exact- cause of this shortage is not known but it is believed thnt the 1918 Planting season will see nn end to the shortage, Mr. BtVbrcy added. Farm Agents' Tips It's time to: Top-dress outs with nitrogen fcr- .. ,.. <...,»„„.a tillzor. Apply enough fertilizer lo planning to make n feather com-; supply 30 to 40 pounds of nitrogen forter can use soiled feathers on Per acre. 'hand "by first washing them. 'Home This i s the best lime lo buy hea- Dcmonstration Agent Cora Lee vy breed chicks for replacing the Coleniim recommends the following hying flock, n method which she said can be Remove those troublesome slumps used for washing pillows loo:- I which hang the plow and slop the Choose a breezy, sunny day and combine t>2 Sure to have water of the same, T.,IV '„,,„,. 11, , tempsrature for each washing and ,...„" °,\, C1 "' c . rop 'nsurnnco rii, s jn B .Jiioginm for cotton in your county - ' ' A -^A office. Tt will lake much of the weather, Insect nnd dlsvnse risk out of cotton growing. - „. ..,„ m . lsl Hcmovo lienllh luwnrds In the should be large enough to hold community by draining stagnant tivice the quantity of feathers to v/nter, checking open wells, and be washed. Place feathers In the sanitation in nnrt around barns and toaK and sow up the opening. open toilets. Swish the bag up and down in a' Cheek strawberry beds for lenf- tub of extra-heavy, \vann suds made from mild soap, use enough water and a tub sufficiently large Turn a 'bag made of fairly firm cheesecloth or similar material .wrong side out so feathers will not cnt-h in the scams. The bag to -work the feathers about freely. When the suds die and the waler is soiled, wash again in fresh water and suds. Keep changing water and suds until feathers seem clean. Rinse the *ag of feathers in clear warm water, using enough wafer to swish the bag around freely. Change water three or four times. Squeeze out the moisture, but do not wring. 'Hang the bag of feathers carefully by two corners to the clothesline in a breezy 'but shady Plac«. change the -position of the big on the line several times. Toss the feathers about in the bac so thnt While the feathers arc drying, *hfi warm air ran rreich all of the fo .ithers. DDT Proves Effective In Battling Bedbugs Easy control of'bedbugs is Possible with DDT, according to Miss Cora Lee Coleman. home demonstration agent, she recommended light oil solutions containing five per cent DDT. which may be purchased, or a spray mixture made by mixing DDT wettable powder or DDT emulsion with water to lorm spot disease. If in'fccllon i s found, spray wllh Bordeaux mixture. Cattle on grass require more salt. It Is a good plan lo fix « covered trough in the paslures for loose a five per cent mixture. The spray may be allied with a sprayer, paint brush or small mop.- Happy Lad .loo Lindsey. n Haslet, Texas, 4-H Club boy, proudly poses with Ins Abeniecn-Aiifiiis steer. Desert Lad. The sleer won championship honors in the Abcfdcon-AiiKus Hoys' liaby ISccr show at the Porl Worth Fat Slock Show now in progress. (NBA Telcpliolo.) stilt sometime before tint to grass. Seed should be treated nncl Ihe hotbed or cold frame for sweet potatoes should be disinfected before bedding. First spring spray on penclies should be applied when three- fourths of the iielnls hnve fnllcn. Important for cuiculio control. i.ot of Receipts Shown By Negro When Asked for BUI of Sale for Truck •MEMPHIS, Twin,, Mnrch 21 (UP> An old Negro appeared today to buy a license Plate for his new truck. Asked for a bill of sale, he loft, retnrnrti with n stack of receipts two inches thick. They were receipts for pnrls he had bought over the last 10 years. Me had owned the. motor'.since 1934 and had assembled the truck Crop Insurance Carried by Many 2,500,000 Farmers Take Advantage of Federal Protection Going Into Ihe eighlh year of operation, Ihe Federal Crop Insur- nice Corporation continues the T»|) protection lhat, since 1939. li;is provided more tlinn 2,500,000 farmers Insurance against loss of cnjj) investments. x I.nmers are now being offered insurance an 1047 crops iii the inrlni? wheat, cotton, and flax jeris. Sales of winter wheat Insurance for I9'17 resulted in Su,000 n.ntract.s covering ihls crop. Over MO.OOO of the 3-year wheat contracts are now in effect. NtMirly llft.OOO fanners now have (otton crop insurance which is v.clUen on a continuous basis. In Hitti, flax insurance covered 10,(;00 fanners. Experimental Insur- um-e operating In 19 counties was v. rllten lor 7,500 corn farmer.'! and neiirly 14.000 tobacco fanners in 1N48- Selling campaigns on 1017 crops for experimental insurance vlll start shortly after the first of thr- year. / Federal nll-fl-ik crop insurance WHS first written on wheat In 1939 rind extended to cotton in 1942. :/r 1915 flax was ndded as an Insured ciop and experimental insurance provided on corn nnd tobacco. The experimental prograitis, now in their third and final year under existing legislation, have operated in sclectctl counties (hrougtiout the Nation's corn and tobacco growing areas. Under the brand protection features of Federal nil-risk crop in- Auction EVERY THURSDAY Highway 61 — 3 mi. South of Blythevilte Selling Livestock, Farm Machinery and Supplies In Fact, We Sell Everything? FARMERS AUCTION CO. Charlie Lutes, Mgr. Carl Landis, Auctioneer Pioneer Hybrid SEED CORN SOYBEANS S TRAM-STEEL. FOR FARM ANDJN6U$m ALL-STEEL BUILDINGS AT LOW COiST Adaptable to Imiulrcds of farm nnii industrial uses, Stran-SlccI "Quonset" huiklings arc filling a steadily ' increasing need for low-cast, nil- purpose structures. Available in n variety of sixes, "Quonscts" arc framed with Strnn-Steel nnilahlc framings members for strength and rigidity nnd the simple attachment of exterior nnd interior collateral materials. Features include clear-span construction (except in the "Multiple"), for 100% usable floor space . . . all- steel materials, for fire-safety, permanence, and freedom from weather and rodent deterioration. The Strnn-Stccl framing system permits the easy addition of sections or the ' demounting of the entire building for rc-ercction elsewhere. Stop in today for details and prices. Slran-St««l "Ouomel" buildings ir« products ot Gieat lakes Stiel Corpora- lion, i unit of National St«l Corporation. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY BAKER IMPLEMENT Kennetl, Mo. CO. Phone 69 DIXIE P CO. Jack Fsnley Robinson East Main St. Blytheviilc INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER ANNOUNCES NEW LINE OF TRUCKS Hero is the famous InU'niiUiomil Model KB-T, i:M" whcclhnsG chassis with three-way hoisl ami round front and 15 cu. yard dump body. The Model K15-7 chassis is powered by the 209 cu. in. displacement Intornntionnl lilue Diamond engine which develops 222 II). f 00 t of toriiue at 1GOO rpin. The Model KH-7 has a dross Vehicle weight rating ol" from 16,5(10 to ai.fiOf) Ibs., and is available in KM", 1KV. K)8", 176" and 212" wheclbasc. INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER is represented in Mississippi County by: DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 So. Second phone 863 and DELTA IMPLEMENT CO. Manila, Ark i:i:i'ancc, ti recent .survey ,<-;how^ tluit insured farmers hud-ios-sps in 19-15 ii.s ji result of 57 different linziirds. Coverage muter a Federal insur- aiiec contract pioipcls ;iSJiln.st loss from all unavoldiible lin/nnls, aiul if tin 1 same On nil live of tli c Incurable crops. Tile different eoverjigo.s of In- turancc availnble. dc.ili>iied to inert 'lie expenses of fanners In planting nnd caring tor their growing crops, range from two tm flux crops lo ten on wheat. The corpur- lUon is emphasizing protection of lie investment farmers hnve i" heir crops. Premiums differ with tlic .iniotml >! coverage selectcil by farmers. The coi'jmrntJon Is a non-pmnt or- giinizatton with all operating casts >niil by tlio Fctlornl eoivriiincnl as i contribution to ihe national wel- nre tlnotifh a stahilized nurii.-iii- nre. All premiums e" into fl fund ised exclusively to pay the crop osses of Insured farmers. losses under the program in inifl ire not yet complete, but prelimi- nary csUmntes Indlc-ntc ttinl ivlieat. flax, nnd tobacco insurance will be iii tin- black with iwc-tniuins nioro tii.ui covering losses, corn premiums and indemnities will be about cvin. Indemnities will exceed pre- I iiiiums under tlie cotton insmance ijiroHrnm. with most of the losses in j Texas and Oklahoma. Tennessee to Make Big Payment on Bonded Debt •NAillVILLE. Tc-llll., Marc!: 21 (Ul-i—Tennessee will tcp off more 1 thnn six jx-r cent of Hie state do.n A-ril is when it will pav off its most, costly bonil issue still OM the b=f-ks, n S5.CCO.OCO, six per cent. I nlghv.iiy issue, state trcasurv offi- j vials r.miomicecl today. i The Apjii 15 ijityment is (i )c | largest si.-.slc bond redemption to il).' nnidp in i>, n j M .st .several years and is the largest single hor.d issue J nc r ,v ont.stanijnjg. , The SVOIUOCo payment iilso will ."lit w)inl i he stnte oices to S7S.- : H5C.5CO fiO, the sniullcst stale deot in 18 yc.u.'i. Mcrko your i responsible for the thoughtlosaiioss oj others. Buy Iho pro- teelion olferod by sound insuianco conipnmoa, through an active agency. Our reputation is your bosl aaf'-'yuatd. 3i^^ Get Farm Machinery in Shape! Today's the The first day of spring means more than just a new season ... it means busy days ahead for farmers afl over Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri. It means that equipment and farm machinery should be readied for the work at hand. So make a note, bring your tractor to Russell Phillips Tractor Company for complete servicing, steam cleaning and overhaul if need be. You'd find your old tractor performing like new after visiting our shopf So. Highway 61 Phone 2V71 Ford Motfir Co. Ilec/ish'afioii. Fee TUESDAY, MARCH 25TH Bring your cars or trucks one day Previous to Sale Day Caretakers to core /or your cars! ALL DEALERS WELCOME REMEMBER: No registration fee to dealers! For further information call Steele 49 SALE EVERY TUESDAY! Across from Dixieland Service at Holland, Mo. BE THERE!