The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1952 · Page 9
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1954 FARM NEWS REVIEW Promised Land 'Goose Farmer Seeks Better Production Method H, t,. Halseli of the Promised Land Community is seeking better meinods In goose production. He want* to hatch more and earlier goslings from his farm flock of ap- proxlmately 350 geese. '*. Mr. Halseli plans for his geese not only to "hoe" cotton but to hatch * good crop ot little hoe lianas al£u. l,nst year his goslings started to work In the cotton fields at tix years of age and worked bet« ter than older geese, he reported. If all this does not make sense to TOU, farmers in Mississippi County, Arkansas, are using eeese by the Ihoiisands in their cotton fields to help control grass. Oeese eat grass but not cotton. Tills year Mr. Halseli plans to sell TRACTORS & FARM EQUIPMENT I have for sale at all times several tractors and equipment.. .both new and used ones. They include John Deere, Farmall, Fords and other makes. Be sure to see me .before you buy or trade because I may be able to save you some money. Terms can be arranged and I will trade for most anything you have. REGISTERED DUROC HOGS I also have several good spring Duroc boars and several bred gilts. These gilts have been bred to a son of the 1950 Grand Champion of Illinois—the son of the 1950 Junior Champion of Nebraska. DONALD CROWE F. C. CROWE MULE BARN 1 Mile Southwest of Braggadocio, Mo. OLIVER TGPX DISC HARROW Cu/s the Jough Cover Crops; \ Ua* nigged general purpme TGPX Tractor Double Di«c Harrow U widely preferred foe working under heavy eov crop« in orchard*, groves, vineyards or open field*, and other tough discing jobs, Front and rear gang connection! »re extremely flexible, permit the gangs to follow contours and disc rough ground thoroughly. Low, leverlesi construction prevent* damage to. trees. Angling is automatic. In the extensive Oliver disc harrow line there are a dozen different types to 6t your soil, power and tilling practices. Cocne in and look them over before you buy. FARMER'S Implement Co. B. F. Brogrlon — E. B. Woodson 515 E. Main Phone fililS every gosling that he can hatch. preferably as flay old goslings. Consequently, he is trying for higher and earlier egg production and good lertllity and halchability of eggs. The practice* planned to fill these goals are * result of three years of experience and study by Mr. Halsell. To secure earlier egg production. Mr. Halseli started feeding a laying mash during the first part of January, to supplement the grain being fed with wintery pasture. He collected his first goose egg this year on January 20th. To secure more eggs per goose during the laying season. » goaee upon going broody the first time will be broken up. She will be Identified at this time by a daub of paint on her head. Not until she has laid a second setting or clutch of eggs and gone broody again will sne be set. , • Broody hens and a new goose Incubator of 300-egg capacity will be used lor hatching the early clutches of eggs. However, broody geese and hen* will be used as much as possible, since it Is more difficult to secure good hatches of goose eggs In Incubators than under broody geese or hens. Mr. Halseli considers a body of water desirable for geese during the breeding season to increase copulation and fertility, and provides a small pond for his geese. He said that he had never .seen a gander mate with a female goose except In water. Mr. Halseli believes that hatchability (the percentage of fertile eggs that hatch) and not fertllitj'. Is the big problem in securing a good hatch of goose eggs. To secure good hntchablltty, he does several things. He gathers egge at least once daily, more often if freeilng weather occurs, wipes dirty ones clean with, a damp cloth, and tries to hold them at a temperature of between 45 degrees and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. He never holds eggs longer than seven days before setting, as hatchablllty falls off rap- Idly after this time. He turns eggs daily while being held prior to setting. Mr. Halseli estimated that last year 400 egg» were wasted on his farm due to disturbances resulting from the setting geese not being penned separately. .This year he plans to put a wire pen around the nest ot each goose and her mate when she Is set. Nest* suitable for the brooding goose are being provided »t the beginning of the lay- Ing season this year. Upturned let! tuce crates with one end knocked out arid the top and sides covered with tar paper, are being placed In the yard and tried out as nests this year. Five eggs are set under a hen. Last.year sixteen eggs were set under a goose. However, Mr. Halseli believed that only 12 or 13 would be better under average conditions. A goose is set In the same nest In which she lays, as geese sre not inclined to set in a new place. Another practice which Mr. Hfll- sell carries out in trying to secure «ood hatehability, i* the supplying of additional moisture to hatching eggs set under hens. During the first two weeks of incubation, the eggs *re dipped in lukewarm water for about a half a minute twice a week. During the next two weeks they are dipped * daily. Heretofore, where nests have been on the ground and the geese have had access to water, eggs under geese have not been dipped. It is the hope of county agents, Keith Bilbrey and H. H. Carter, that much Information, valuable to other North Mississippi County farmers interested in raising geese, will be derivea from Mr. Halsell's trials with geese, particularly on the subject of incubating goose eggs in incubators. A 1951 revised edition of Farmers Bulletin No. 787. "Goose Raising." Is now available at the county agent's office. A maeazine entitled, "A Magazine of Ducks and Geese," is edited quarterly toy John L. Ceylon, Rt. 2, Box 741, Ouiulh 2, Minnesota. Read Courier News Classifier! Ad; FOR SALE! Calcium Ammonium N itr^to I . I Cl ! tj n «R CENT NITROGEN For Information and Price, Cail WEST MEMPHIS COTTON OIL MILL On Missco Farms kjr CointT Arenl Keith I. HIIto*r Btaniiina- Room Only Romeo Short, vice president of the American Farm Bureau, gave one of Hie greatest and most stirring speeches to Mississippi County farm leaders last Wednesday ever heatd in this county. The Osceola court room was packed with farmers anxious to hear his report, Mr. Short says (he future Is good for agriculture if we can prevent government controls and socialism. He said, "The world food situation Is the worst it has been In my life time. There are only two countries In the whole world where food and fiber production Is keeping up with the population trends. They are America and Turkey." He said it is almost unbelievable, but even Argentina Is rationing food. He blamed their troubles on dictatorship, the destruction of Initiative and freedom for larmers and said the same thing could happen here if the government takes over more controls. Mr. Short said this'country had SO per cent of the world's industrial production. r)ie highest standard of living, and that agricultural production increased 43 per cent between 1S39 and 1914 under a free economy and freedom of initiative Mr. Short cannot undersland why any thinking citizen could ask for government controlls or socialism ha would destroy these things that hove made America great Stop II Mr. Short said that he did not' see how-he could holler to high heaven about high taxes, If we turn around and go to Washington anri ask for some additional hand out or financial help. Cautious Hope r. Short headed a National recently H ?. onlmWee ^ Mexico recently and then to Washington where they have been trying to get " new agreement between the two governments for the importing of Mexican Jabor for food and fiber Mexico was"! S " ld thet " t r 'P to expectations. EverTthe !arge"farm- ers there want their Mexican people to come to America and woA when they.are not needed in Mex- lost SOO.OOO workers In ^he" last Sf'r* m 2^ hB and 1" due to lose He attended ever)' briefing, and in he expressed cautious hope, lifer !?'*'"". , "".'f 1 ?, 1 bus ' ness sesslon5 his recent experiences, thit ,£ h .l * cnt '° " ll the art ""^uim, In- hit recent experiences, that the president of the United tSat<?s will change his mind and renew the Mexican labor contract. It's War The big manufacturer! of cotton Insecticides are conducting a price war and nearly all of the materials (hat we normally use here for cotton insect control are selling for 30 per cent less thnn last year. I am not advocating t,^«u anv- Ixxly store insecticides" but if you are certain you may use some toc- lon poisons this year, then I think It would be smart and economical (or you to buy now. I know they will not get cheaper because they are right now selling at cost of production. Many learning to have their "planting seed tested for germination. The State Plant Board in Little Rock tests the seed for any farmer wtih- out cost. If you are going to have your seed tested this year, why not do ft. now before the rush starts? If you need advice on how to take the samples, or data sheets s, n- stead .of carousing around the way some junketoers do. He was Indeed a credit to his country In spit* of his years. But before Churchill was Avoid the Hush farmers each year send in with the seed, see us or part of February. EDSON (Continued from Page ») also a aso Sen. Kenneth McKellar, of Tennessee, who will be 83 years old on Jan. 29. though he keeps his birthday out of his official biography In the Congressional Record. He hobbled Into tne session on a cane, and has been noticeably even more enfeebled since his return to Washington this year. He Is up for reelection this November, and there 1» a cruuice he will not be back Ben. Walter p. George of Georgia will be 14 on Jan. 28. Sen Tom Connaliy of Texas is 15. and so Is sen. carl Hayden oi Arizona sen James B. Murray of Montana U iH°i'v, t =*,, HoUS<i sid<! ' there »' as Adolph Sabalh of Illinois who Is 86 Robert L, Doughton of North Carolina Is 89. Robert Grosser of Ohio fc 18. Daniel A. Reed of New york is 17. And others. "If Churchill can get by at 17, why can't I??" ' your vocational teachers. It Is better to be safe than sorry. Weed and Grass Control Private concerns, as well as the Extension Service, have held and will hold several schools this year on chemical weed and grass control. I would suggest you attend every one of them. Learn all you can about the different available products. We. of the Extension Service and College of Agriculture, will hold »• weed control meeting the latter WARNING ORDER in the Chancery Court, chlcka- sawba Dl.frlcl, Mississippi County, Araantuii. Sedera Cooks, Colored, Ptf . . vs ' No. H965 John Lewis Cooks, Colored, Dft. The defendant. John Lewis Cooks (Colored), Is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer (he complaint of the plaintiff. Sedera Cooks, (Colored). p*t«<] this 23rd day of January, 1952. Harvey Rforr.s, clerk an »h w ! - r Amerl « and tne world want food and fiber production that will help prevent fw7 ? n f"v.V d help to c °" trol S- flatlon in this country, H is inevit- farm ?"l!/' e ™" st have additional LbTr rferf r s. dUring SeaS ° n5 ° f " e * k Mr. Short saw to "plant a'large cotton crop and then not get Mexican labor will be a disaster but TOXAPHENE *3 Per Gallon I now offer toxaphene emulsion, six pounds technical per gallon at the above price in ten drum lots, |3.15 per gallon in lesser lots, F. O. B. Blytheville Warehouse, March 1st, dating. This is equal to $2.00 for four pound technical per gallon or $4.00 for eight pound technical per gallon. These are the lowest prices ever quoted on toxaphene emulsion in Blylheville. Call or write we if you interested. are PAUL D. FOSTER, Dist Phone 341 8 Horn* 3153 Office in New Blytheville Warehouse NO OTHER ORGANIZATION, IN BLTTHEVILLE IS AUTHORIZED TO OFFER TOXAPHENE FOR ME. ^ WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. The Used Tractor You Want -••e^—a—• Is Here Now. ——————i___ John Deere's And Others, Too. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Hiway 61 By AnlU Sykes, D. C. Elbert S. Johnson, attorney for ptf. A. S. Harrison, attorney ad litem. 1 2.5-2|[.8-I» Real Estate LOANS • Commercial • Residential • Farm Best Service—Best Ter«s TERRY Abstract & Rtalry Co. 213 Walnut Phone 2381 226 CUBIC INCHES OF MASSEY-HAXRIS 14.1 Mxhwm Bmtw M. ». 4J.O M«limm l«ll MA * ferwird JPM* — , - - — --J MmMiwm vw 19. V •uk fa moofe power—fall I 3-plow power with every- •troke ot every piston. Eoea ' cylinder r«c«iv«« em •quol orcsunt ot fu»l—th«r« ca» no rich OHM, no lean one*. Paw«r ii coMtant, rigorou*... . balanced. Th« 444 i* economical to operate . .. gets more pep out of •very gallon of fuel? And you get S forward*!' •P»»a« ... a practical rate of r travel matched to the iob you're doing. Comfort and " convenience featuree . . a complete line of attachment, ... and DepttuHJwtic J-way hydraulic control of momted and pull-behind took lete ycm work iacter, more etfloientlv. witk the 44-8 r- -~~rI:Zl u * ^ 61 IMPLEMENT CO. N. Highway 61 Phoiw 2142 FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Se// That Stuff Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant—Promised Land If you don't find us at home next Sunday, we'll be having dinner at the RAZORBACK. y-Jtlt tfe Cf

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