The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1952 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 28, 1952
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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952 BLTTHEYILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FARM NEW I Smaller Acreage May Result In Change in USDA Policies By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON W'j—Uisappointing crop planting prospects Jiave government should change some of its farm policies to encourage greater An Agriculture Department sur-ilabor situation. year, despite Secretary Brarman's call for larger plantings. Brannan .said the survey points to a "serious" livestock feed situation which Is likely to result In smaller supplies In meat, eggs and mik. Farm circles have been debating possible stops to sret a larger acreage-. Concern over declining farm prices anti labor shortages said to be faclor.s holding do\v planting plans. Suggestions being discussed by firm leaders in and out of government Include: Suggestions Listed 1. Higher farm price supports. at near-record rates. 8. Halting sale of government- ov.'ned grain and holding It for possible future emergencies. The latter action might well cause corn prices to go up con- raised (he question of whether the production and to conserve supplies. sideraWy — a development which would be frowned uuon by anti- inflation officials. As'loiiR as government grain Is available, it exercises a stabilizing effect on prices. Whether any policy changes will be made is uncertain. But to influence spring plantings, any made would have to be announced soon. i Sowing of Seed Takes Care But It's Not a Precision Job It says on the "Sow in drills." or seed packet: "Sow in hills. Most items hive government m-he 1 This is garden talk, and may do- aW supported at 90 pr : r cent of ccive the beginner. r,a-irv Pai-itv i. „ «,.,„...,..., ...! 4 ""• to the gardener is not pa-ity. Parity is a standard for i A measuring farm orlces. declared by j a military maneuver, but a shal- law to be eouallv fair to farmers low tic-nch. A "hill" is not an ele- anrt those who buv their products. | vation. except in a few sections of Brannan is opposed to higher'" supports. There Is talk of possible congressional action boosting support rates 2. Removal of ceilings or ihr.Mts .jof ceilings from farm products. The ^American F.-.rm B'ir*iii Federation contends price controls are discouraging poduction. 3. Ex^endiM price supports to hogs. They have not been suormrt- ed since 1950. Prices have c'ropnerl to 80 per cent of pnritv—a level at which many farmers sav thev can not make ends meet.'As a conse- prospects are Those advocatlnj hos supports ouence. production down. the country where the rainfall is extremely heavy. In most places it is a hollow, in which seed are sown, to produce a plant that stands alone with space around to spread out, instead of standing upright in a row as do plants sown in drills. It says, "sow half an inch deep." Do you get down on your knees and measure very seed? Of course not. Seed sowing Is not a precision job, and need not be. Nature sows seeds In a very careless manner. But the gardener must take more care, to avoid the terrific waste in which nature ."V-V, nulm.nLIUs IIUS SUPpOrtS :„,, , u . . ' point out that hogs consume the li Bes ' but lle c! "> not afford, bulk of the corn supplies Thcv sav i mam point in sowing seed there is an Incentive to grow"corn i ls lo tal!e cat ' e ni>l lo hllr >' lhcm only when hog prices are gootl ! so dcc P lhe J' wln 'ail Brannan refuses fo siinnnn IKWS from the soil. Thi.s, can . Brannan refuses fo support liosjs because he dislikes the method available to him— government purchase and removal of pork supplies from the consumer market. Would Support Ho?s He says it would reslili In losses and waste. He would support hozs If he could use production payments. but Congress hss turned thumbs down on this method. 4. Deferment of more farm youth from military service to ease the will fail to emerge . This can be accomplished by the three methods of makng drills which sre illustrat- ed herewith. For liny seeds, prras the ed of a straight stick into the s. For medium sized seeds, make the drill by usiiiff the end of (he hoe. handle. For larger seeds use the edge of the hoe blade, pressed lightly if you want an inch-deep drill, more heavily for deeper sowing. The depth to use denends somewhat on the nature of the soil. In sandy loam they may go a little deeper than in heavy clay: and in hot weather they should be at least twice as deep as in the moist spring weather. Above all, except on a heavy slope, in making a drill, keep it straight. Some gardeners use a narrow plank as a ruler. A garden line is easier to handle, heavy cords on reels are handy, but any stout cord stretched between two stakes will serve. But use the line as a guide, and never press the hoe against it, for it will bend, and your garden row may turn out to be serpentine. If this happens, fill up (he drill and try it over again. You will soon acquire the knack. Implement Firm Conducting School For ln-the-Fie!d Tractor Repairs Something unusual in the way Implement Company. of tractor schools for fanners is being conducted at the MIssco TRACTORS & FARM EQUIPMENT 1 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 Fie able to save you some money. Terms can he arranged and I will trade for most anything vou have. REGISTERED DUROC HOGS 1 also have several good spring Duroc boars and several bred gilts. These gilfs hnve been bred to a son of the 1950 Grand Champion of Illinois—the son ol the 19SO Junior Champion of Nebraska. The boars sell for $00 fo $100, and the bred gilts from §75 to §100. DONAL CROWE F. C. CROWE MULE BARN 1 Mile Southwest of Braggadocio, Mo. The farm implement firm Is conducting nightly classes to teach farmers and tractor drivers how to make minor tractor repairs in the field and thereby save them a few dollars on service calls. According to Harvey Parrish. manager of the implement firm here, the school is under the supervision of John Deere representatives out of Memphis. "We are trying to teach the farmers and tractor drivers how to make minor repairs such as adjusting the clutch and steering right In the field," Mr. Parrish explained. "By doing this we hope to save the farmers many hours of tractor driving- time that otherwise would be wasted while they nre waiting on R serviceman to come and do these little things. And at the same time it will save them the price of the service calls." The school opened last Tuesday night and, according to Mr. Parrish, it will be conducted "as long fis there is a demand for it'. The firm is conducting classes for both Negro and white drivers and iarmers. State's February Chick Output Up A total of 5,7-79,000 baby chicks were produced by A r k a n s a s hatcheries during February of this year, according to the Arkansas Crop Reporting Service. This is an increase of fll per H.D.CLUBMEMOS *r Mri. Gertrude R. Uulitmn (Home Demonstration A(eot) Service to Others The Plat Lake Home Demonstration Club has solicited $76 for the Red Cross. The quota lor the ctm- munity was only $66. The club has also donated ft large number of articles of clothing for the victims of the tornado. These are some example* of the services home demonsiralicn render U) others. 4-il name At the last Yarbro Home Dcmon- stnukn Club meeting, the members voted to doJlace o;te collar per member to the 4-H Mouse Fund. 'Ine club is credited with having J7 Feeding of Home Gardens Pays High in Yield and in Quality Tlipre Is a lesson for all home gardeners in the remarkable results uhirh fanners ore achieving by increasing ihp quantities of plant food utert on (heir crops. Reports of increased yields arc often astonishing The expense of feeding is so small In comparison with the heavier pro cnoushto reach the plant food the ' plant will be old enough 60 us. H, evenly And deeply. To apply the first method, when! scums out a plant mix plant food i with soil at the bottom of the hole | a tablespoonful for tomato plants, i u;j l<> a handful mixed witli a utlsh- cl of soil for trees ami shrubs. In sowing seed for row crops, make n funou four Inches deep on emotion, either o food o o ,«' tv '""f " ""I™ "™l»«™ cleep on i that ft home eardener profits by It'I " lch Mlt ° °' lhc dnl1 ln whic " Fp(><ls \ as much as the farmer. ' I vvi " 1)0 "own. Pour plant food Into I This jo » project recently riec.ciou on lit. uio imu^r,^ ui tui.> cuuit^v cuiiuui uj iiouie cittiwiutrauoii ^ Cormimn »ur as much as the farmer. If you can eel six inches to a foat of well decayed barnyard manure to spade into the garden soil anim- ... t , a".'', you may not need commercial :lubs| plant fond. Otherwise your chief reliance must be on the commercials. The plant fond content of humus which ynu can make is small; and , it is a rare home garden which can make enough humus lo maintain its soil porosity. Four to six pounds of b:tbtirert commercial plant food per 100 e<i ft. will be ndf-nuato lor the average pardon annually. Two-thirds of It , should be ai>>;liert in the spring before planting. For the vegetable garden, or a new flower bc-il or border, (he fol- losving methods will get best rcsul's: 1—On soils which are. acid, testing below- pire, plant food should be concentrated In bands or pockets not touching plant roots but within easy reach. 2 On sweet soils testing above pHS. spade plant foo:l into the soil, PI each furrow. » pint to fifty feet., '1'hen cover with soil and sow the i seed. When the roots i;et IOU <,uvilifo gins 1'he S^U.i^reu ' uy rUUUcr O^ii.^ u corneas — ujje uyc aim o\.-i s o* a b c anu u uid i-n Cu uy uuaii^ aim in .-5JJJJUJ iMt-OwUe la utjjii^ ui 11. ij. Ciuo ^ome AjtuioiLsii u-.tug. AV uittr snip quill, as a c.uo |,,,.j t ct. .ine ii^t luL'cuug w«s at uie jionie 01 i**i s. Vtra v i:n uw. iVieniutrsnip Drive The home uejinjiubirauun agent has ncuceu a luce increase in at- tenaauce at, JIICSL ol ijie nouie ae- moi^i/iation u-mos Uteiy. 'i ms ]jer- iiaps ii aue 10 me spcciitl enure uie mtmbtr.s are niamng lo mviie new- people m me community to become members during trie membersnip unve. March 28 L5 time tor another report to come to the home demonstration agent's ollice stating the number of homes visited and indicating those wishing to join the club. Eggs on the Douhlo It's the protein foods in family meals that olte.ii pinch the purse. But this spring eggs are coming'to the rescue—In a big way. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that henfi are laying at such a rate that there are enough eggs for everyone lo have two a day. Two large eggs per person provide, enough protein for the main'dish of a meal. As price.s are running this month, you can. buy two large or extra-large eggs for from a lo 10 cents. What's more, those eggs can be top-quality with a rating of AA or A. So this spring when you choose eggs, you have abundance, quality, size and price In your favor. For a two-egg plate to take advantage of this abundance, here are some suggestions: 1. Two poached eggs served on hot Creole or Spanish rice—thai is. rice cloked with tomato, onion, green pepper and seasonings to your tasU. 2. Creamed eggs -halves of hard- Fines Self HAMILTON. Ont. tip)-- Justice" of the Peace Harry Burville handed out justice to himself when his own name was called in his own traffic court. The charge of driving without a rear light against Durvillc's son was addressed to the J.p. as owner of tlie car. Fine: 52. Postor Invents Game EPPINOIIAM, 111. MV-Rev. P. W., Hayes, pastor of the Central! Church of Christ, has invented a! word game called "SmarU'c." He hopes to finance the building ol a new church from sales of the name. The game Is related to a crossword j puzzle. It has value in leaching I spelling and increasing vocabulary. cooked eggs In white sauce. 3. Two eggs baked in cheese sauce In Individual casseroles. •*. Eggs benedjct—two poached eggs on thinly sliced ham on toast, o. Hot deviled or stuffed cygs surrounded by hot tomato souce, Spanish sauce or cheese .sauce. We Buy POULTRY And Sell BABY CHICKS Joe Cole— Fred Faughf •iOO Kasf Main i ceni over February or 1951 Commercial haccheries In the United States produced 190.055,- j 000 chicks during' February, the I largest output of chicks for the month on record. Real Estate LOANS • Commercial • Residential • Farm Best Service—Best Terms TERRY Abstract & Realty Co. 213 Walnut Phone 2.381 ISNT ft REMARKABLE HOW SHE KEEPS HER A6E? THE PA6T REPUTATION OF DELTA IMPLEMEHTS.I* FOR PcRFfcCT SERVICE PROVES THEY'LL PROVIDE WITH IN THE GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH IN A GOOD USED TRACTOR! See Delta Implements' Big Selection DELTA IMPLEMENTS he ' BLYTHEVILLE, ARK State Certified Blue Tag D&PL 15 COTTON SEED 80% Germination Call Glen Cook Dell, Ark. Rhone 2442 ace your STURO COTTON CHOPPER NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Now—while you still have time- place your order for the new 1052 Sluro Cotton Chopper! This proven chopper cnn lake care of .35 to 10 acres per day —will t|iiickly pay for itself. I'recision- cnginucied, the Sluro features Seal- niasfer self-alignintr Ball Bearings... Neapco needle-bearing Universal Joints that will fjive you years of service. Come see (he 1!)52 Sturo Cotton Chopper at Missed Implement Co your exclusive dealer in lilytheville. MISSCO Implement Co. So. Hiway 61 Blytheville CHICK SPEC -Saturday Only 100 $f|00 CHICKS only FEED PURINA ! Fine White Leghorn Chicks Only 2000 Chicks Included in this Bargain Offer! FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main "Your Purina Dealer" Rhone 3441 >K-:*H*X.:«.K*:^^^

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