The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 7, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 7, 1952
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FRIDAY, MARCH T, 195* BLTTHEVILLB. (ARK.V COUKTER PAGE NIN1 FARM NEW! AND REVIEW Hill-Drop Planting, Rotary Hoe Cuts Grass Fight Cost By H. H. CARTER, Assistant County Ajent Cost records lost year on 335 acres of cotton showed that Eail Magers of Dell In North Mississippi County hold his hoeing costs lo tnjess ^han $7.50 per acre. He attributes a large part of this comparatively low hoeing cost to a combination of hill-drop planting and use of the rotary hop. Mr. Magers has been hill-dropping cotton for five or six years. He stated that he believed he had cut his hoeing costs by at one-half since he had started hill- dropping cotton and using the rotary hoc. He hill-drops every font of his cotton and says trial ;ie wouldn't plant a cotton seed any other way. His rate of seeding by the hill-drop method is abnut 16 poumls C.-j bu.) of ilelinted seed per acre in the case of high germinating seed of 80 per cent or ahove. (Last year, with seed testing 65 per cent germination, he raised the rate of seeding io about 20 pounds per acre.! Mr. Magers said that this 1 rate of seedng in hills about 18 inches apart gives f ive to eight i seed per hill. Although the cotton fs usually thinned in hoeing, less chopping labor Is required, according to Mr. lilagers, than where cotton Is (planted in the drill, Mr. Magers stated that he has equally good results with hill-drip planting on both heavy and liuht, soils. He says that hill-planted seed \ will push Ilirough crusted toll that drill-planted seed won't break. Mr. Magers said that hill-dropping requires a slower Irsctor speed In planting to prevent strewing the seed too much; but that this disadvantage is far outweighed by the advantages of savings In planting seed and of lower hoeing costs. An important nnd supplementary part of Mr. lungers' method Is the early use of a rotary hoe. The rotary hoe Is put in the cotton Just as soon as possible after the seedlings start breaking through" the soil. It is run across the rows. Mr. Mergers says that he uses the rotary hoe on both heavy and light soils and (hot he doesn't worry about how badly the soil is crusted. (The fact Hint lie plants his seed about one and one half inches deep may have some bearing on his sns- cessful use of the rotary hoe on badly crusted soils.) Mr. Magirs did say that (he rotary hoe operation would appear to be completely ruinl.'iff a stand of cotton: and tint the thii-R to do was to go home and come back a couple days later, at v,hieh time you would* see a field of cotton that would sell you on the use of the rotary hoe for nil time. Mr. Magers said that the early control of grass with the rotary hoe plus hill-drocplng at a rate of about one-half bushel per acre In hills 18 inches apart makes possible for him a minimum of hoe work in his cotton. Gardening Can Be a Lot of Fun If Tools are Kepi in Good Shape By NEA Service Gardening can be a lot ot tun, depending on how you take care of your tools. Clean spades, forks, hoes or rakes make lighter work but dirty tools tossed into a corner -make the nest day's work a real chore. A new spade is a pleasure to use. It cuts cleanly into the ground and comes out of the ground clean. How does your spade compare? If it Is dull edged, pitted or rusted, it is hard to push into the ground. When pulled out, the clinging dirt has to be pried loose with a stick. An important step !n carins for .garden tools is the choice of a Qtoi-flge place. They should not he "ftept in a damp basement or on a porch where there is apt to be a great deal of moisture. The carage is a better place to keep them. Han? the long handled tools on pegs on the wall, even it you have to drill holes in Ihe handles. Lnvvnniowers, wheelbarrows and other wheel tools Fhould be stood against the wall nnd blocked so they cannot roll. Smaller hand tools may be kept on shelves or work bench. Cover all metal with a film of vaseline. Tools which have been allowed ia rust and become pitted will nevpr lie ai pfriri^nt 'oc n-iinn vm.i. worst spots R-lth fine emery cloth so the dirt-catching pits aren't so deep. After the tools have been thoroughly cleaned they should be sharpened. If you use a grinding wheel, be careful about grinding too long in one spot and taking the temper out ot the tool. If you use a file, remember to file a spade toward the end of the blade and file a hoe against the bevel. Scythes I and sickles should be sharpened with a whetstone. Clippers and shears can often be taken apart I and sharpened on a grinder, finish- in wih a clean .oil stn. wheel may be used with care and the blade finished to a line edge with a whetstone. i It's a good idea to paint the handles of your garden tools with R bright color—yellow or red—so they ..~ t .i..^. will be easily found in the yard. It ^en^ allowed is also a good idea to brand or cnrve ANNOUNCING . . . The Appointment of Elmo Crum As Local Agent For MFA Mutual Insurance Company ,:<• Go All The Way With MFA AUTO—TRUCK—SCHOOL BUS FARM and PERSONAL LIABILITY FIRE—HOSPITAL and SURGICAL BENEFITS INSURANCE PROTECTION No Assessments — No Membership Fees Quick Nationwide Claim Service Low Rates — Renewal Dividends ELMO CRUM Arbyfd, Missouri Phone 2228 OeliiitingsTreating Service We are now operating our NEW Carver Delinl- Ing «nd Treating Pl»nt. All new equipment including Ittest model Slurry (liquid) tre«(«r. All sacks electrically sewed ... we Ruarantee yo» quick, eficient and satisfactory service. Seed accepted in truck or carload lots. . .discount on all lots of 5 tons or more. Insure a belter stand and less rust damape by treating your seed. Brine your seed EARLY and aroid Ihe rush. WARD GIN COMPANY No. Highway f,\ — Blylherille — Ph nHe 4-H Corporation To Assist with Club Financing Private, Non-Profit Foundation Formed By State's Leaders LITTLE ROCK. Ark., March 3 — Backers of 4-H club work In Arkansas agreed this week to put 4-H financing on a business footing Business, civic and farm leaders meeting at the Agricultural Extension Service office here, organized a corporation to be known as the Arkansas 4-H club Foundation. It ivill be a private, nonprofit corporation for handling funds received from individuals, organizations, commercial concerns and others who help finance 4-H activities nncl awards. The Foundation will have the pouer lo acquire and hold real estate and oilier property to promote rural youth work. This has been Impossible up to now because the Extension Service, which sponsors and coordinates 4-H work, is a public agency. .Anyone wishing to contribute to 4-H work may become a member of the Foundation. And, If the donor desires, he can be Identified with his contribution and specify that It be used for a specific purpose. Elected president of the new Foundation today was C. A. Vines, associate director of the Agricultural Extension Service. Other officers: Clifford L. Smith, general manager of the Arkansas Farmers Association: P. W. Mason, executive assistant for the Extension Service. According to Vines, the Foundation will not only coordinate 4-H club financing, but also assist In acquainting the general public with club work anrt its purposes. Vines announced that the Foundation's Board of Directors will be made up of: Waldo Frazier, secretary of the Arkansas Farm Bureau: L. C. Baber, managing director of the. Arkansas Chain Stores Council: Frank Cantrell. secretary, Arkansas Economic Council - State Chamber of Commerce: Thurman Pcnn, city passenger agent. Rock Island Lines: Homer Adklns, Phelps Seed Company; Mrs. W. W. Grundon, president. State Council of Home Demonstration Clubs: Kenneth S. Bates, assistant' director. Extension Service; and Mrs. Hazel Jordan, state home demonstration agent, Extension Service. your Initials Into the handles for identification. The neighbors, you On Missco Farms ky C««nl», Arent Keith J. Bllbrtj 1952 Support Prices The government support price (national average) for 1052 soybeans IMS been set at 52.55 per bushel. That is H rents higher than the 1951 support. The 1952 cotton support on middling : i-lnch has been set at 3091 cents per pound. The support on the same 'grade last year was 30.16, There is a provision lit the law which says that if parity is higher on August 1, 1952 Dian at the lime of this announcement, the support m'lec will be increased accordingly. My guess is that there will be little change in the support price between now and August 1. Hey, Be Careful! All you farmer* wlio are going to use geese in your cotton fields this year should know in advance that toxauncne sprayed on the cotton for insect control will definitely kill geese. If you arc advised lo poison with toxaphene, you will have to make some arrangements to keep your geese out of the cotton field for three or four days. Don't rut II Off Application for cotton and soybean certification must be sent io the State Plant Board. Box 1063. Little Rock, by April 10th. Prom past experience I know there will be no exception to the rule. Either get your application in ahead of time or forget it. Recently, a man was caught and later pleaded guilty In Fort Smith for doing termite control work without a license. Since we are approaching the termite treating season, perhaps you should be reminded that termite exterminators ore required to have a license from the State Plant Board and through this requirement of license the State Plant Board protects you by inspecting the work men do. The work of licensed operators hns to meet certain standards or their licenses are revoked. In other words, when someone solicits your termite business, ask to see their license before giving them a contract. Abraham Lincoln Helped You Up until about 1850 most people in America, thought that schools and higher education were for the select feiv; the sons of the rich and those to become doctors and lawyers. Some people thought Abraham Lincoln wns crazy because in 1R62 he signed the Morrill Act which created the land grant college sys- tem In America; In other word the college of agriculture in each state. Then, farm people began to | to realize that their children had a right to go to college also and that there usually was n distinct advan- itnge In their doing so. After several years of research by colleges of agriculture, they found many new and progressive Ideas In farming but national leaders began to realize that they were not get- these new Ideas tint to the farm people. First C'ouiilv Agi-jils Dr. Seaman A. Knapp is considered the father of Extension work, (the county agent system). He went to the South In the early 1900s, showed farmers how to grow cot- Ion in spite of boll weevil, and encouraged counties, businessmen and Chambers of Commerce to employ afilicLlllural advisors. Smith County. Texas, employed the first county agent, W. C. Stalling*, on November 12, 190C. In 1914. the Smith-Lever Act was passed appropriating federal money to the various slates to be matched with state and county monev In employing county agents. Tes: counties in Arkansas employed counly agents in 1915. Mississippi County was one of them. Aitenllon, Olnners! I expect the world's greatest show- has been prepared for you In the name of the Midsouth C5in Supply Exhibit. The exhibit and meeting Is March 10-11-12 In Memphis Tennessee. I certainly think it will be well worth your lime to attend. Missouri to Offer Summer Courses The Special Summer Session for professional workers in vocational agriculture and agricultural Extension work offered this year at the University of Missouri will begjn June fl and end July 11. This year lor the first time, the special session courses will be arranged so that the student may choose from 2W-hour. 2-hour nnd 1- hour courses and earn as much as 5 hours of graduate credit. U. A. Reports On Survey of Egg Marketing FAYETTEV1LLK, Ark., Result* of a survey on methods followed in marketing eggs In nine southern states ure reported In two bulletins whose publication \va.s announced today by Ilif Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. The two reports are Bulletins 17 tmd 1 itl the Southern Cooperative Series. The first covers "Marketing ESKS HI the Producer Level in Nine Soul hern States." and the second is on '•Marketing E'igs at the First Buyer Level in Nine Southern States." .The -survey was conducted under provisions of the HcsarcJi and Marketing Act of 1046 by agricultural economists in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia. Louisiana. Mississippi! Sorlh Carolina. Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, and in the Bureau o:' Agricultural Kccnomics of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. .Dr. John W. White, head of tiic University of Arkansas rural economics ami sociology department, participated in the study and served ns chairman of the research committee of Experiment Station economists. A total of 3.020 open country families who sold eggs in 1948 were interviewed In the study. This included 302 Arkansas families. Additional information was obtained from 013 first buyers who purchased eggs from the 3.020 producers. These first buyers included retail stores, rolling stores, loeal produce dealers, huckster, cooperative, ami hatcheries. The survey was conducted to determine more clearly the specific problems Involved In marketing eggs in the south, ns revealed by present methods, practices facilities, and results. The study brought out that while- In Aztec days the capital of Mexico, Tenochtitlan, was a city of canals much like Venice. COAL Phone 3186 • Prompt Delivery NOW/ • Courteous Service , HESTER'S Coal Yard egg production represents an Important source of income to southern agriculture, It appears lo be a side-line enterprise with most rural families. Many producers do .not place major emphasis on achieving the maximum potential benefits of which the enterprise Li capable, First buyers, also, usually give little special attention U> handling Hie eggs, since eggs are only a minor Item In their businesses. Head Courier Ne s Classllled Ads Golfeu Fined The Scottish Parliament, In li5T, passed a law prohibiting the sport of golf because It was keeping men from practicing their required archery. Scottish players gav« it up for a time and men returned to th« game, with the result that & severer law was passed in 1491. The new law subjected not only the player to fine and Imprisonment, but also ths owner of the land on which th« game was played. TOXAPHENE 53 Per Gallon I now offer (oxaphcne emulsion, six pounds technical per gallon at the above price in ten drum lots, {3.15 per gallon in lesser lofs, F. 0. B. Blylheviiie Warehouse, March 1st, dating. This is CKiml to $2.00 for four pound technical per gallon or $1.00 for eight pound technical per gallon. These are fl\e lowest prices ever quoted on toxaphen* emulsion in Blj-thcville. Call or write me if you ar« interested. PAUL D. FOSTER, Dist Phone 3418 Home 3153 Office in New niythcville Warehouse NO OTHER ORGANIZATION IN BLYTHEVIMiE IS AUTHORIZED TO OFFER TOXAPHENE FOR MB. John Deere "H TRACTORS with Cultivotor—from $450! rr Farmall "H TRACTORS—from $650! John Deere "B TRACTORS with Cultivator—from $650 John Deere "A TRACTORS with Cultivotor—from §1050! iMake the best trade in your life on a GOOD used tractor NOW at Missco Implement Co. Whcth- c . r ..?' ou cl)0os e John Deere, Farmall, Ford, Case or Allis-Chalmtrs.. .you'll save monev! I'ick out yours this week! MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO, South Hiway 61 WELL, SONNY. HOW DO YOU LIKE SCHOOL? * STOP IN AT ^^ DELTA IMPLEMENTS,!? AMD LEARN OF 4 THEIR WONDERFUL VALUES AMD OF THE SERVICE THAT 6OES WITH IT. „ J 2 reasons for getting a good used tractor: 1. SAVE MONEY (COMPARE THE COST!) 2. GET YOUR CROP IN EARLIER! Look how much money you save on used tractors are In A-l mechanical condition. And think of the Insurance you've jot by h.ivlng an EXTRA Tractor U> speed your uprln; planllnj. Tool! ice that one of I>clta Implement'!! frond vised tractors Is a mighty shrewd Investment! OVe'r« rot many nlher sizes and makes lo choose from . . . riced a< low aa fi75. e a one o ca mpement!! frond vised tractors Is a mighty s many nlher sizes and makes lo choose from . . . priced a< low aa Jfi75.) Farmall "C 1950 mnrlcl tractor with cul- $• t'vator & planter. A-l mcch con Farmall "ft" Tractor with planters and mid- $ ivalnr & plnntcr. A-I shape.. " John Deere "A Tractor with cultivators and planters. A real buy at this price Oliver "80" Tractor with rice and cane tires. In gonr) mechanical shape, this on* i« now offered lo you at a hargain price. Se« U today. PROMPT DELIVERY ON NEW EQUIPMENT • New Disk Harrows • Spring Tooth Harrow* • Heavy-duty Peg Harrows • John Blue Anhydrous Ammonia Applicators • Yellow Devil Sprayer • Yellow Devil Prc-Emerge 8V Post-Emerge Equipment DELTA IMPLEMENTS BLYTHEVIUE, ARK-

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