The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 5, 1952
Page 9
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, SEPTEMBER B, 1952 (ARK.) COURIER NETTB FARM HEWS AND REVIEW. Rise in Cotton Man-Hour . . * Output Seen by Experts BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Agrlcul- creased mechanization of harvest tural economists say (hat output of i operations, chiefly in Hie western cotton per man-hour by 1955 could] jn-jgated areas, more mechanization ' So per cent above that of the 951 season. . Translating Hits possibility Into of pie-harvest operations generally, and higher yields per acre would H.D.CLUBMEMOS ^ Mr*. G'rtmds a. Hollm»» (Home Demonstratlu* AceBt) a reality is one of the objectives of j be the major factors in this trend." the sixth annual Bcllwlde Cotlon ' Mechanisation Conference, scheduled here, and »t Shatter and Fresno, Oct. 22-25. Sponsored by the National Cotton Council, the meeting will bring together slftte and federal c&search and educational leaders, along with | farm equipment manufacturers, and representatives nf thecotton. The | College 'of Agriculture, University of California, and the California cotton industry will be hosts. i = fn recent yearns the cotton farmer: has's'een his labor supply fast dribble to a slow trickle and his cost of labor mount rapidly. .He Is faced more and more with the necessity ofv.maUing every work hour count. , The national Council points out | that about 870.«lp fewer persons were Wording on United States farms. tn 1940 (ban in 1950. The Cotton Belt sustained a high proportion of this IOJB as farm hands moved into defeiwe industries and ought employment elsewhere, f Thousands, of workers living In towns and cities in cotton production areas and who once provided a substantial labor pool to supplement tile "on-tbe-farm" force dur- I Ing the peak cotton seasons, now | are no longer available. In some areas It has been nec- [ e&aary to Import' labor from Mex- I ico and elsewhere outsidg the United States to work in cotton fields during these busy periods. Restrictions and red ,tape involved in obtaining these- workers have proved vexing to the hard-pressed cotton producer. '•Agricultural e con om I s ts. ntid leaders of the cotton industry alike see in mechanization of production 'an opportunity to reduce labor requirements and increase efficiency, and they are coordinating their efforts toward that end," H. L. Pomeroy, Bakersfield. president of the Californii Cotton Planting . jSeed Distributors, stated in announcing plans for the conference here. MT. Pomeroy, a member of the local arrangements committee, sale an analysis of mecrmiii^svtirjTi to date and a study of future trends will be presented In the discussions "Meeting In the San Joaquin Vnl- jey" he. added, "these key people In the field of cotton mechanization will have an opportunity to observe one of the most highly mechanized areas of the Cotton Belt. : This is one of the foremost sections t*-:en into account by economists in \i~x- Ing the possibility of greatly in creased production of cotton PC man-hour by 1955. '"Researchers of the r^QA's Bu- ireau ol Agricultural E onomics, ii a recent study, point out that in- IJon'l FurKfl Plans should be made now to make entries' in the fair which scheduled foi September 18-21. Volunteer leaders o! the home Farm Page HD Club Mcinos demonstration clubs will be on hand to accept the entries on Monday, September 15, and until noon on September 16. All the Individual exhibits will bn in the Woman's Building and the home demonstration educational booths will be In the old exhibit building. Borne I'lay Many of the home demonstration clubs have sponsored neighborhood ntghts or community picnics this month. Picnic lunches, fish fries, or chicken barbecues were enjoyed by the groups. Group games which are conducted by the recitation leaders were also featured at these meetings. The Agricultural Extension Service highly recommends community get-togelliers. It helps to get acquainted with new neighbors and to' know (lie old ones better. The people In a community feel closer tosnther when they work and play together. Frotrfsi The Bon Elder Home Demonstration Club members have almost completed Ihelr oncisicic park. The site has been leveled, two long U Dies with benches have been added, nlfio an outdoor furnace, swings for the children, a volley ball court and croquet court. The members of the club sponsored a community dinner on the site of the park and everyone worked to make the park attractive and useful to all ages, 'llie men, as well as the women, have been very cooperative In making the project a success. Nerd a Curpenler? I know some home demonstration club ladles who are good carpenters. If you don't believe H, visit the no* Elder Community In the near future. With Miss Izora Davis heading the group, the Box Elder ladles plan to cut the mall box posts for the community out of posts that they have already pur* chased. Part of the community Improvement project is Improving mail boxes. Chili Donation The Yarbro Home Demonstration Club and Leachvillc Home Demonstration Club have already brought in their small packages to be sold at Ihe Livestock Show at Little Rock. The money from the packages the clubs are donating w'ill £O to the 4-H House Fund. It's Time To— 1. Be courteous on the highway. Courtesy saves lives. 2. Watch for red spider Injury. Use dusting Milphru. 3. Try DDT for blister beetles. 4. Plant pemmial seed In areas where they fire to grow. Bedrock under Ijike Michigan for Chicago's new water plant was studied with Navy sonic depth-finding apparatus. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Feeder Calf Sale Set for Marifinna MARIANNA — The Easi-rn Ar kansas Livestock Association \vi 1 conduct its firm* feeder calf sal I here Sept. 12, it was announce 1 this v.-eek. I It. is estimated that l.OM cnlvr J -will be consigned tn t'lc sale. O";' steers and open hcif:.s are accep 1 ed. Most of the r.ilves will he fror fie 1952 calf crop with only a fe Darlings. 6 Million Dollars .1 . - . What will your share be? • It's 30 simple to re-roof with CerUin-teedl Thes« colorful Thick Butt Shinglet to right on over th* old ones. And presto—the whole house looks sparkling new! Weather-tough Certain-teed Shingles are Ihe best all around, alE-'-veather protection you can get for-your home. Don't wait if your roof ne«d* repair. Se« us todayI Certain teed THICK BUTT SHINGLE Call 1551 E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. "Friendly Building Smlce" Mississippi County's 1952 soybean crop has an estimated value of six million dollars. As a soybean grower, you'll want to be assured of your share. What will your share bmt Just how much will you make from your bean crop? The answer to these questions depends largely on what harvesting method you use. MASSEY-HARRIS, the greatest name in combines, makes it possible for you to get the very maximum number of bushels per acre. Yes, few beans ore left for the crows when you harvest with' the MASSEY-HARRIS Self Propelled Combine. Ease of operation . . . convenience . . . safety . . . are just natural results of the com mem sense combine construction of the new Massey- Harris Self-Propelleds. All the many features of the MASSEY-HARR1S Self-Propelled mean only one thing to you . , . a bigger profit from your bean crop! • Here nre jnsl a few of the many features of the MASSEY-H ARRIS Suner "27L" illustrated I balanced separation; biggest capacity combine on wheels; most powerful engine used on any self- propelled; two-way easily operated hydraulic fable lift; large roomy platform for operator; largest grnin fnnk on any self-propelled; the original variable speed drive; 12, H or 16 ft. cut available; 4 large straw walkers and positive acting individual brakes. We invite you to slop in and get acquainted with these amazing new .Massey-Harris Sclf-Pro- liellcds. 61 IMPLEMENT "The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction NORTH HIGHWAY 61 " Phone 2142 MASSEY-HARRIS ..... The Greatest Name in Combines We have a large selection nf good used self-r)rn|)ellcd.antl pull-type combines of different makes and models.

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