The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 25, 1950
Page 8
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»AG1 RCHT BI/TTHEVTU,!!, (ARK.) COTTRTER NEWS ' FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, fi t e r e s t Key Banker Says Farmers Ready for Any Emergency The plant and equipment ot Aril-, snsfis farms lias never been In better condition, and' the slate's farm- era are prepared to meet any emergency that may r lle ahead, according to B. A. Lynch, president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Company, who represents Hie Arkansas Bankers Association as a county key banker. "One of the best indications ot this is that Arkansas farmers borrowed less from bunks during !Sil9 Mian during 1948," Mr. Lynch anld. RciJOrting on the results ol the ninth national survey of farm lending made by the Agricultural commission of the American B.uikcrs A?sociation, Mr. Lynch nouid thai, there was a decline in botli the number ol new loan; and the total amount borrowed from banks by Arknsas farmers last year. "This decline is particularly healthy," he said, "in view of the present uncertainties and the slight drop in farm income. It shoivs clt.ifc farmers are wisely avoiding excessive debt and are holding on to their reserves to meet any passible emergency." Mr. Lynch stated that "in 1940, the last full year of operation, the 229 Arkansas banks serving asricul- tural communities loaned $70,382,060 to 68,OC€ farmers to meet nil types ot financial needs. This is a decline from the 73,403 farm loans, totaling $84.473,000. made by banks in 1048 Of the toll aamount loaned last year, 562,423.000 were borrowed by fi2,743 farmers to finance production and operational requirements Of these loans, only $24.426.000 were outstanding on January 1, 1850. "During the year, there were 5.363 farmers, representing 2.6 per cent of the farmers In the state who made farm real estate loans in an aggregate amoun otf $7,959.000. The prosperity of the state's farmers is shown by the fact that only $9,205,00 In real estate loans were outstanding at the beginning of year. "The total of ail bank-held farm debt in Arkansas on January 1, 1950, was $33,631.000." Mr. Lynch noted that one ol Ihe brightest aspects of the present farm debt situation Is the smali size o( the average loan. Indicating the service that banks are rendering to the owners of small farms in particular. The average loan tor production purposes was only $1,005, and the average loan made on farm real estate was only $1.512. "With the pent-up demand for equipment caused by World War II apparently satisfied," Mr. Lynch said, "a larger and larger percentage of farm borrowings have been going into other long range Improvements. These improvements, alon with the growing trend of Arkansas farmers to practice modern conservation and land management, will assure the Importance of the stale in the agricultural picture for years to come." On Missco Farms by County Agent Krllli 3. ililbiey Chick Output Up 35 Percent In Arkansas Commercial hatcheries In Arkansas produced 2,297,000 baby chicks during the month of July, according to the Federal - State Crop Reporting Service. This figure, the Service said, represents an increase of 35 percent over the July 1949 lintch. A total of 22,064.000 baby chicks "were hatched by the state's commercial hatcheries during the first seven months of this year. This is an increase of a little more than one-third over the same period last year. The outrun ot chicks by commercial hatcheries in the United States during July was Hie third largest for the month. The number hatched totaled 27 percent larger than the 1954-48 average Low-Cost FARM LOANS Long-term. •' r SAVE Money wif/i the FARM INCOME PRIVILEGE Be SAFE wif/i the PREPAYMENT RESERVE PUN By WOODY R. JACKSON Assistant County AK«'H| 1 For Keith J. Illlhrcy, County Agt-nlj The Iciifwonn -scare continues to' grow. Marlon Kochlcr of Ekron dusted fifty acres of cotton f or k'lifivorm Saturday morning. Housed six pounds of calcium ar.scn- ate per acre. The worms Mr. Kochter fouml were not. doiiiR very much damage and were ready to pupnte when the dust was appMcd. Mr. Uil- brcy and I placed a few of -he 1 worms in n Jar Saturday ami by Monday morning they had Attached themselves to a leaf and Bone into the pupal stage. Upon hatching into Ihe miller or mot!), tlicy will migrate north. Remembering Mr. liilbrey's column from inst week, we know that to have a destructive Infestation, the millers must lie brought here in sufficient numbers so that the worms hatched from their eggs would be numerous enough to destroy more foliage before entering the pupnl stage. If you know of a good source nf calcium arsenate. lead arsenate. Paris Green or London Purple, you might engage a few barrels Just for Insurance. If kept In ntr light containers these Insecticides will keep for several year.?, In case you do not need them this year. Red Snider Corbett .Stockton was alarmed over a growing Infestation ol red spider. I recommendeil dusting with Just enough sul/nr lo cover leaves especially on the under slrte. I also told him not to carry the dusting rig beyond the Infc.sted area as tbe spider Is spread that way. Going back to check on results I found Mr. Stockton pleased that they were checked. New leaves are putting out on stalks that were once defoliated. I haven't heard from Merrill Osburne who dusted at the same time Good Cotton While helping Charles Brogdon take soil samples on his farm, south of town, he was praising the use of nitrogen and polish. He says he has the best cotton crop ever in the field we were observing, r believe Mr. Brogdon said he used anhydrous ammonia. Metal Bins? Are you considering metal bins tor soybean storage? Even though these structures are thought of as temporary, the foundation should be constructed carefully to prevent uneven settling when [he bin Is filled. A poor foundation can cause the Joints to open enough to pcr- be'a'nT"" '° 86 ' '" S " d dama « e the Another problem confronting n few farmers was the "sweating" of the metal bins on the jnsirte cnuscd from the change In outside temperature. This will sometimes cause a layer of beans at the bottom of the bin to mold unless water Is kept from coming | n contact with the Check These Bargains! Demonslntion m o d e ! s in Washing Machines at greatly reduced prices. Fully guaranteed. Several lo choose from. The B. F. Goodrich Srorc •117 W. Main Phone 6331 beans. One way to whip this problem is to line tl'.e lower walls and floor ol the bin with a waterproof paper. Then some twcen holes must be provided to get the water out at the bottom of the bin. The vatue nf the .soybean layer saved will pay for the cost of waterproof paper many times over. l-'rame JSIns? In case you are thinking in terms of frame buildings for .storage, you should visit the (iron-mentioned Mr. Stockton and inspect n bnlltl- ini; of his own design. Using farm labor and supervising the work himself, a bnlldinf; 40 by IK by 12 fnet was erected at a minimum cost. Cinder blocks covered witli n concrete slab, treated with n waterproofing material, make an excellent floor. No, 1 tongue and tjroovnd lumber was used for walls and ceilinp. One by four cross braces bolted to studding will add strength to walls v.'hen capacity is reached. Sheet meial rooflnf; covers ihe roof and gabJc ends while two sheds will protect the sides ot the bin from he weather. Innoculate Sped With football weather in the air we Immediately think nf harvesting cotton and soybeans and of planting winter legumes. This of/ice recommends t!ui innoculatlon of all legume seed even thousli the same legumes luve been grown on the land previously. The cost Is small compared lo the added benefit received. Innocula'lon means the addition of a bacteria which enables the legume to take nitrogen from the air and it in the nodules. The clustering ol nodules around the tap root at the point where Innoc- nlated seed Is planted generally indicates that they were formed by the bacteria added In the innor.n- lant. Nodules scattered over the side roots are formed by the legume bacterial naturally present In the soil. There are different innoculants for all the legumes so be :>ure you buy- the right one and check the date on the can. So:>ic of the groups arc tlie nlfalfj. group, which contains alfalfa black medic and some of the clovers. Clover group I covers;. Hie remainder of clovers i Soybean group: pea ami vetch; cow- i pea-^roup and others are available for your needs. Arkansas Rice Seed Grows in Southeast Asia From Stuttgart. Ark.. USA to Taunitgjrt. Burma. Southeast Asia. Is the Itinerary of seed of two Arkansas-developed rice varieties. Earlier this spring, the University of Arkansas received a request for samples ol seed of some of the rice varieties developed at Its Rice Branch Experiment Station, at Stuttgart. 'Ilicy were requested by Olto Hunncnvadel. a former County Aijcnt In Tennessee, who Ls now working In Hurma setting up a school and testing ground to improve agricultural conditions In the country. According lo the information received. Taungeyl has an elevation ot about 4.000 feet and a clunafe about like that ot Gainesville. Pla. The rice was to he grown on cliy lonm soil on the uplands, with f me frri'-alion but no flooding;. Seed of the Prelude and Zenith va- r'ellcs were furnished, according to J. O. Dockliis. the Station's assistant director, because these two varieties h?.vc shown adaptation to a wide variety of soil and climatic conditions in tests In Arkansas Recently, a letter was received from Mr. Himnenvadel. stating that, the iced had ueen received and planted. He reported that although there was some difficulty in setting plnntlng done during the monsoon season, the rice plants were up bj June 9. He alsn reported that the local people in Burma seemed more Interested In the sc»rt r-r p.--. ••«Arkansas rice varieties than In any FARM LOANS Long Term Prompt Calcs \Viggs Co. KKAI/I'OKS I'hone 2751 Author/ltd Mortgaat Loon Solicitor tor THE PRUDENTIAl INSURANCI COMPANY OF AMIncA House Approves Allowances for GIs' Families WASHINGTON. Aug.' JS. (/pj _ Tiie House yesterday pas:ed a bill to give monthly allowances of (15 to $85 to enlisted men in the military services to help them care lor their families. The roll call vote was 359-0. The bill provides a $70 a month allowance to all enlisted men, regardless of grade, having two dependents—a wife and one child, for example. An enlisted man with three or of the other seed he- had secured in Hie United States. more dependents would *85 II (he enlisted man Is in the three lower grades, he will have to allct 140 from his paycheck— In addition to what extri allowance the government gives him. If he's In the higher grades— seige^nls in the Army and comparable grades in the other services—he would get $70 If he has one or two dependents, and i( more than two $85. There is no requirement for paycheck deduction ol men in the upper grades. The Senate has passed a somewhat similar bill, and a conference now will be held to work out i c«mpromise. Weed seeds comprise an Important part ot the diet of wild bird life. SILOS • CORK CRIBS GRAIN BINS Champion preserver! of grain, corn, iilag«. All-jreel construction, sl;oin-proof, leak-proof, rust-proof, rot-proof. Precision made for easy assembly. Forty years of leadership. tot MfCtI AND IN/OH/MANON ON ilH.Hl AND Sml SltOI FRANK SIMMONS TIN SHOP Phone 2651 Phone 2450 , r~ ClAYTON <V lAMR'P.T MFG. r-i U.I,,HI.,K». Sugnr Pine (rces are (he largest of the pines, occnslonnlty reachinc a height or 256 feet and a tttametei of 12 feet. KIUS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA and many olhcr grasses <?nd weeds. Destroys weed roots . . . prevenls regrowth. In convenient powder form; cajy to mix for ' use as a spray. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Society loan* navt this, modern feo- <ur«. Ask us for further defoi/s. rVo obligation, TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY C?. VV Walnut Phono Rlylhcvllle COMBINE Sold by Jack Robinson Imp, Co. BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Will Harvest Your Soybeans Under the Roughest of Conditions! Come In and See Us Today JACK ROBINSON IMPLEMENT CO. E. Main Street Blythcville . . SAVlMS and SECURITY Like ihe relationship of a young: larl and his doi;— S ami sccnnly are inseparable, Kach is a happy balance to 'the other; just as savings started now mean security later! .. °! >en a savings account now for your children. Have 11 Ki-ow as they j-row—mature as they mature, into solid security for college or other ambitions! A dollar starts towards savings and security! \ * WOKLD NEWS 12:45 NOON Listen cvorv day 12M5 Noon over K7.CN for World News hrougln lo you ns a puhlic service hy the Kirsl National I?;mk. FIRST NATIONAL BANK fh« Only National Bank in Mississippi County MEMBER: FKDKRAl, RESERVE SYSTEM I- DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION i 5 \2^ reasons for selecting DEARBORN-WOOD BROS, COMBINE' ; 1—Straight-through balanced design 2—6 ft. cut. Straw-walker type rack 3-Oversize cylinder; quick speed changer 4—Easy adjustments / -r" '. 5-Fi Finest construction. Priced right ftovti in * gttnt variety ef crap*, in light and heavy yield*, nndor food and bad field, crap and weather condition*. See m for complete information on thU fre*t combine. Genuine parti, expert ierric« on Ford Tr»ctori mad Dearborn Implement*. Russell Phillips Trader Co., Inc. ALLEN HARDIN, Manager Highway 61 South BlylheviD* RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR Co. LEACHVILLE, ARK. J. A. DAVIS, Mgr. DIAL 3391 TEXACO HEATING FUELS R. M. f.OGAN, Consignee Tank Track Salesmen: Henry Thompson, G. C. Farrlsh, Harrey Dorris Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in aircondition«<U comTorl at (he brand new^ BlylheviDe Motor Grill Really GOOD Food . . . pr« pared the way you like it Open Day & Night Except Sunday Blytheville Motor Grill Mrs. Marie Meharg. Mgr. Just North of Blylheville Motor Co. on Broadway HOW'S YOUR SPEEDOMETER? To be »rc it's wtrklni right, drive IB t* ••» shop *nd re'll check It ortr. Expert repair* «n >11 makn and modeb, can arid tntcks. Om lar Mrrlcc. * T.I. 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