The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 11, 1952
Page 9
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FRIDAY, JAKOARY 11, 1981 FARM NEWS REVIEW 8 Membership Meetings Set By Farm Bureau Conference* Next '#- Week to Open 1952 Drive for Members Plan* tor the 1952 Farm Bureau membership drive rolling will be made next week when county Farm Bureau 'leaders assemble in eight Arkansas cities for district meet- Ings, H. W. Robertson, Little Reck director of organization for the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation said tod»y. The, meetings are fart of the Farm Bureau program to complete details for the rnembenhlp drive which kick-offs on February 4, Mr. Robertson stated. For organizational purposes, Rob- ertwn explained, the whol« li divided Into four Farm Bureau dlstrict«. Two meetings will be held in each district ss follows: Tuesday, January 15—Monticello and Batesvllle. Wednesday, Jan. 16—Brfnkley and Jonesboro. Thursday, Jan. n—Clarkivllle and Hope. Friday, Jan. 18—Harrison and Hot Springs. Information will be given to the leaders in attendance on th« Isaues and problems lacing agriculture and F«rm Bureau In i»53, Robertson said. The them* of th< meeting Is: "There is still a job to do in 1952." Staff members, officers and board members ol Farm Bureau will attend the meeting* and assltt In outlining the program. The meet- Ings are open to all Farm Bureau members. The setting up of membership quotas for each county will be Included on the agenda 0 ( e , ch meeting. This year the slate farm orgnni- zation has a goal of 52,000 members. In 1951. a total of 49,019 farmers enrolled In Farm Bureau. to Keith J, Btlknr When I* Plasit Ce4tM in experiment* conducted on sarpy tine sandy loam at the Delta Cotton Substation at Olukadale and reported In Arkanut Agrteul- BUY YOUR SEED NOW, STORE IT AND SAVE! On Missco Farms Consider these 3 reasons for buying your seed now and storing it in our modern warehouse- (1) Storage rates are astonishingly low—4c per 100 Ib. bag per month. (2) Your purchase is easily financed when we store it. (3) Our storage is safe, dry, clean, rat-proof. .We'd like to discuss it with you anytime...but why not call today? BLYTHEVILLE WAREHOUSE CO. North Hiway 61 Phone 6277 :ural Bxperiment fltatlon, Report Serle* NO. 23, higher cotton yields were obtained from early planted cotton.- Plantitigi made April 90 in 1M«, 1M7 and 1MB average lilt pounds ol jeed cotton per acre; May 1 planting* in 1M« and 1M« averaged 1344 pounds; May 10 planting! in l»4t, 1M7, IMC and 1940 averaged 1084 pouneu and June 5 plantings in KM yielded aao pounds per acre. Best average yields were obtained from the April JO plantings. G*ew, Gwitnca, Qandera Bruce Byrd »t Leachvllle is traveling over Ixiuisiana and other southern «Utes «nd buying geese for resale to you farmers this spring. We will have other sources or geeae and goellngt if you are interested. Anyone having geese for sale should notify us and perhaps we could help you place them this spring. If. New Just received In the morning's mail 1s a new and revised Federal bulletin. "Oooae Raising." Inaide the tint pat* In Urge letteri are these words, "Geese can be rai«- ed." The bulletin number ii 1*7. We should have a aupply of them in a few daya. What D* To. Think? I'm all confused again. Last week a farmer told me that you could not afford to own and care for gees* in cotton production unless you had Johnson grass In cotton. I thought they were profitable In the control of all grasses fexcept foxtail.) Tell me quick, Is he wrong? I hope H. . G» Modem M you are planting corn this year and are thinking about buying a corn picker, wait a minute and listen to this. Now they are making a corn.picker that also shells the corn and sicks It, about in the same way that combines harvest soybeans. Wouldn't that be a more desirable machine than the regular corn picker? It Is anticipated that the regular corn belt will convert to these new picker-shellers within three years. Pfew Uepe The new hope and expectation that farmers are placing in Delta Pine Fox cotton reminds me of someone's war time statement: Never was 90 much expected from so few." I understand that when the orders were totaled for DJkPL »eed in Southeast Missouri, farmers had requested more Pox se«d than P!* 15. That Just emphasizes the point that farmers in the northern part of the cotton belt must have a good earlier producing cotton ao that most of the crop can b« harvested before bad weather, we are a little cautious, but (lave our personal hopes up, too, that Fox cotton will help to answer some of our needs for this rea. They Wen SiKee»r>it Howard Perkins at Manila used a po»t emergence oil on ten acres of cotton la»t year to control grau. He was satisfied with'results and will use the olb on a larger acreage In 1952 Hammond and Wheeler used post emergence oils on five acres ol cotton at Flat Lake, They were satisfied with results and will use the chemicals on a larger acreage in 1952. Le* T is Freeman at Dell advlxes that he was satisfied with the results of hU post emergence oils last year. If Offers Fromla* "Pre-merge" I, a material that can be sprayed on cotton beds at planting time or Just following, that offers real promise of control- lint weeds and grass for severs! weeks and yet permit* the cotton to germinate and oome up to a stand. It will not work under all conditions, however, and must be used with caution and care. Dealers are being set up in Arkansas who promise to give the users valuable technical assistance on Just how to iue it. If you are not familiar with the possibilities t this material, check ounty agents. REMEMBER DELTA IMPLEMENTS.!? FOR RELIABLE AND ^FgjEKPLYSERVlCg. FOR THE BEST BUYS, COME TO it's springtime in the delta... You'll b« mighty anxloue to get out in Ih* fitld in a hurry...and w« don't Warn* you. That'* why the fir-aightcd farmer f eU hia equipment • all ehip-shape now—to prevent last minutt d«Uya. Check over your tractors and equipment today — then cat! D«1U Implements. Bring Your Equipment- in for Service Now! DELTA IMPLEMENTS h.c 6863 ~ BLYTHEVIILE, ARK [957P/gCrop n Arkansas Shows Decline The 1B61 fall pig crop in Arkanas amounted to 442.000 head which 5 14 per cent less than in the fal f 1SSO, according to the Federal- State Crop Reporting Service. The 19S1 spring crop totaled 570.500 head, 18 per cent less than the 950 spring crop. The combined spring anil f»l TOPS amounted to 1,012,000 head, s decline of 1« per cent from list with your year's" crop " of service said. 1,205,000 n~e«d; the Form Production Is Bock to 1900 Level in Hal-ion Farm population now st&nds a 23,577,000 in this country—the sanv as it n as 50 years ago, report* the U. S. Census Bureau. In comparison, the non-farm lopuiation ha.s riien 7S.OOO sinci 1900 and is increasing' mor« rapidly each year, and according to th Census Bureau, farm population sank nearly five million during thi ,ut decade. The chief reason for this decline say farm economists, is the increase in efficiency of farm workers re suiting in greater production b; fewer workers. The Census Bureau found tha meet ex-farm famlllw more into small towns or suburban areas, One-third to one-half of farm- born youngsters now migrate to the urban centers to find employment, with more girls than boys yielding x> the attractions of the city. Along with this shift ol farm- Survey Indkates Missouri Cotton Acreage to Fall DecreoM of 75,000 Acre* in 1952 It Predicted by MCPA A recent survey conducted by th« k!l»souri Cotton Produce™ Atr.ocla- ion Indicates that Missouri 1 * i«S2 iotton crop will be reduced 16 wr cent from last year. This r*p- esenls a reduction of 13,600 acres ccordln« to Hillon L. Bracey, Kx- ecutive Vlc«-Prejldent of MCPA. And it also represents a monlUry OM to the state' of more than i7.00o.000, as no other crop adapted to Southeast Missouri will produce more than one-half of the otal gross return per acre as compared to cotton. cey states that loss in cotton acreage U a direct result of high production costs -and a critically short labor supply. Also, that mech- inizatlon is not the complete answer to Missouri's labor problem, the mechanical cotton picker wttl operate efficiently only in areas where the harvest season is spread over a long period of time. Missouri being In the moat northerly cotton producln* are* in the United State* where season* arc short and rainfall excessive meam that hand laborers arc vitally needed, and are absolutely necessary, If Missouri produces its share of the 16 million bale cotton crop this year. The survey bring* out that current high cost* require a price of 42.70 cent* per pound to mak« cotton production a profitable business venture. This prl« represents 11 cents more than the price guaranteed under the government's Price Support- Program and 3.36 cent* more than the average price received by farmers tor th« 1951 crop. The Association hu endorsed » bill, introduced by Representative Abemethy of Mississippi, which provides that low middling shall be the standard grade for the purposes of determining parity and price support. According to Brace?, adverse weather conditions and mechanization have lowered cotton ' OV1B A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (*)—Rising meat and poultry production may do an ibout face next year because of . feed (rain shortage, the government's downward revision in final 1*51 crop estimates indicates. Before the winter Is over, in fact, farmers In some areas which 1m- Feed Grain Shortage Threatens 1952 Poultry, Meat Production port grain* may have to begin r*~ tenUy. Thk ak**4r M, ducing livestock, dairy and poultry • • • - * ""• productlon. Most - affected areas would Include New England and the Middle Atlantic states — rich in milk and poultry enterprises. The Agriculture Department sliced 321 million bushels off the S851-SJ corn marketing'supply yen- about a* low a* official* safe, in view of the in lation's lise and del , exlrtlnf »nd prospecrir*, tor Roses Are Painting Pictures For Most Picture Windows grades materially, and that change in the standard gride necessary In order to bring cotton Into line with other commodities under the Price Support Program. bom persons to urban communities, rural birth ralet have declined. Fifty years ago farm women gave birth to 77 per cent more-children than did city women, today ,the figure hM dropped to only SI per cent more. Meantime, the excess exodus of farm girls to urbtn area* leave* the remaining farm boys short of prospecti** wive*. Thi* mranc more bachelora and a decline In newly established rural homes, lay the farm economists. An Increased demand lor roses In landscape planting has been reported by leaning nurserymen. They attribute this in part to the advent of the picture window as part of the home of today. While new home advertisements continue to use picture windows as an Inducement to prospective home owners, the number of views fea- turinc snow-capped mountains, limpid lakes or just plain open .spaces 1s increasingly limited. As a result, new home owners are creating their own "pictures", according to-All-America Rose Selections. And even small plots permit the use of roses. With their brilliant flower: and luxuriant fn- Hage they provide the perfect reason lor having a picture window, j Plantings of colorful, vigorous hy-'! •Id teas set out in forma) or In itural groupings bring to life what herwise might be uninteresting jack and front yards. The picture window Itself Is used , many instances as the setting T floribunda roses. Because of ieir prolific blooming habit and le fact that they bear flowers from iring until Irojt. the florlbundas e especially popular among home wners. They are planted around oorways «nd along borders. Quite equently they are used to create unique and beautiful hedge that owers all summer long. Climbing ros« are perfect to add olor to fences, garage walls, gat* octs and doorway trellises. There art many reasons for the lopularlty of the rose. First. It Is uy to grow and Is adaptable to otl any u»e. Second, it provides i abundant source of flowers fo'r olh house and garden. Third, it .s a long season ol bloom. Fourth, ut far from least, everyone en- lys the fragrance of n rose. While these are the general char- etertotlcs of all roses, there are artetles that are luperlatlvc on all ounts, These are the All-America lose Selections. Good examples are he three current A.A.R.S. 'winners. ogue is a cherry coral floribunda f exceptional quality. Helen Trau- 3*l,' apricot pink and Fred Howard, ellow with pink pencilling, ai most outstanding hybrid let ro Introduced this year. Selection of these three roees or any that bear the familiar green and white A.A.R.S. tag, assurea the gardener that he has some of the nation's finest roses. And they will truly paint an All-America picture for any picture window. SuMlrldttle Texas may subdivide Its area Into any number not exceeding four additional state* of convenient sl»e having sufficient population, which shall be entitled to admission to the Union. Cr«t Don Tin department -nttmattd thfc year't com crop u U4WM.OM >u&hel«, or ft. drop of HT from 1U Naventer for*ea* gav* a r*vJ*»d eitbn*i«, of 000 tor last year, a decline million bushels. This latter rtrl- slon WM based upon the ItM eert- :ultural census recently The eat In latt rear 1 , had the effect of loweruig tk* e*m reserve from Tit million Vulfclh M previously indicated, do VH million bushels. At the proapecUv* rata of u§», the corn reserve would be etown to a dangerously low level at about 275 million bushela by th* tin* the 19*3 crop Is h*rv«*t*4. Official* had been counting on 4M m&- llon buthels. The altuatlon U e»pe«ted to ]t«d the department to Inaugurate -1MB a livestock feed conservation program deiigned to prevent watt* and to aecure ef f|elent uae af com. Real Estate LOANS • Commercial • Residential • Farm Best Serrice— Beet Tergaa TERRY Abstract & 213 Walnut Realty Co. PkoM 2281 GIVES PRE-EMERGENCE -Vo«<f Control in Cotton New thn seaton, PUMOIGE a a dinfrre type weerf killer wMck can be applied to the *oil during th* planting operation. Whra applied with a sprayer mounted on the planter, or as a separate treatment within 24 hours after planting, PauxttGi control* germinatinji weed ind (raw seedling* in the top toil for as Jong as six week*. PREMEKGE will control m«ny annual seedling weed! and (raises such a* pigweed, crab grass, crowfoot gran, and Flo*•da Pusley. It will reduce the population of cockleburs, coflat we«d« and morning gloria, h «7« nnt control established nut gmi, Johnson grays, Bermuda grass and SOUK of the deep- rooted vines. ftremeroeh New : ; . U*e » Cerrectfy for Be* •.•wftil t i« the mult of aeveral j-ear» of Held testing through- *»ut the Delta. Ask us about this imporunt new aid to pros* able cotton production. PAUL D. FOSTER DISTRIiUTOR—Ph.n. 3411 or 3153 -£PfN[jA8it A v CIC i; . C H £ M : . A i TRACTORS & FARM EQUIPMENT I have for aak at all time* several tractors and equipment...both new and used onM. They include John Deere, Farm a II, Ford* and other make*. Be sure to see me before you buy or trad* became I may be able to save you some money. Tensu dm be arranged and I will trad* for moat uijrthUf ye* have. REGISTERED DUROC HOGS I also have Mveral good spring Duroe boera aaeV several bred gilts. Theae gilts havt b*«n br*d to a •on of the 1950 Grand Champion of Illinoia—lht> ee* of the 1950 Junior Champion of Nebneka. DONALD CROWE f. C. CROWE MULI iARN 1 Mile Southwtat of Bragradori*, M*. HANKS for coming This is Just a note from all of us here at Missco Implement Co. . . . thanking all of you for coming to our John Deere Day celebration yesterday. Hope you enjoyed yourself. We'll be looking forward to seeing you again at another John Deer* Day next year. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Hiway 61

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