The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1950 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 8, 1950
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Return of Sunny Weather Aiding State's Farmers i Fight is Resumed Against Insects; Corn Outlook Good Heavy rains late last week and early this week reduced field work In Arkansas almost to a standstill and caused some crop damage, according to the Federal-Slate Crop Reporting Service. However, clearing weather later this week was a definite aid to farmers, enabling them to continue their fight against crop insects. But (he return of sunny weather did not dry fields sufficiently for cultivating work to be continued In most aieas. Rains and following winds Inter- ferred u-Ith cotton insect control measures in all areas and weevil, boll worms and cotton leaf worms are taking a heavy toll. Dolls arc rotting in some fields,'particularly where growth is rank. Some Cotton Down Some cotton Is down as the result of the rains and wind. "However a turn to dry, sunny weather has brightened the outlook considerably," the Service said. Very little cotton was picked due to unfavorable weather conditions, which also further delayed matur- ,,£ : *--and opening, ^fcarly corn is ready for harvest in most areas and the'late corn is "made.". Winds and rain did considerable damage. Some fields were flattened and rot is appearing in a few of them. Bud worm and ear worm are also causing some damage. Despite these adverse factors, growing conditions during the season were almost ideal and a higH yield U expected. - . Rice Maturing Rice is rapidly reaching maturity and a few fields have been harvested. Combining is expected to get underway by Sept. 15. Yield prospects continue favorable. A few fields were damaged by wind but most rice was not far enough advanced to be hurt. Soybeans have had too much rain. Some fields are-standing in water - still which may cause shedding. However, yields in general are expected to be very good. On MIssco Farms County A(«il Keith J. Bllbrej Acrrije Allotments In '51? All of us are beginning to .wonder If- there will be cotton acreage allotments in 1051, as well as allotments on other crops. The cotton consumption has been tremendous this year and the prospect for this year's total production isn't »ny too high. -Total use or cotlon during the 1949-50 season which ended August 1 Is expected to be the largest in ten years. The use of cotton by domestic mills is expected to be 15 percent above last season. Exports are running about 19 percent above last season, Farmers in California and the west do not want acreage control In 1951. Farmers generally in the south and east want acreage control but an increased allotment In 1951. What do you want? The decision may be up to the secretary of agriculture. Thanki Clifford Alston is our new district agent. (My state office boss.) He recently wrote a letter to Mr. Jackson, our Assistant Agent, a part of which said, "I have never seen a gruop of 4-H Club boys and girls any better behaved than those attending the State 4-H Club Camp from Northeast Arkansas." My thanks to you boys and girls for your behavior and performance. J. M. Thomason was our District Agent for seven years. Since many of you know him, you might like to know that he is. on leave of absence for two years from the university and is now in the country of Seylon. H e Is helping to establish an Extension Service similar to Mie Extension service you have had n this countyry for about 35 years Mr. Thomason, incidentally, has spent almost 35 years In the Agricultural Extension work here" In Arkansas. War Tuesday morning I woke up and heard airplanes in all directions from Blythei-flle. Suddenly i real- zed it was the first good morning Hatcheries Place 710,000 Chicks '^^rkansas hatcheries and dealers placed 710.000 broiler chicks with .producers in the northwest-area of the state during the last week, according to the Federal-Slate Crop Reporting Service". ' This is a decrease of one per cent from the preceding week, the Service said. Of the total placements, 410,000 chicks' were hatched In the area and 300,000 came from other Btntes. Eggs set during the week were nine per cent over the previous week. Watermelons are supposed have originated In Africa. Low-Cost FARM LOANS k Long-term ; SAVE Money with the . FARM INCOME PRIVILEGE Be SAFE with the PREPAYMENT RESERVE PLAN fqvifabf* Society loam *ov. rn.» modern fea- »"»i. Aik ut for further detail's. No obligation. TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 312 W. Walnul Phone 2J81 BI;theville SERVICES K«mp Wliiscnhunt & Co. • Sand & Finish Hardwood • I,ay Hardwood Flooring • Asphalt Tile Call as today for a tnt estimate, We give yo« promrit, courteous -crvke.^ Easy FHA Paj-rmnts. Com* In Tod»y. Kemp Whisenhunt&Co 1W E. Main 44H9 [he airplane boys had seen poisoning cotton leafworms. for ... "f, lhe tIyinE services in niv- theville told me they had 17 plan'es at work. There' are three other flying services in Blythevllle In addition to this one. Poisons have been terribly scarce lor eradicating ' cotton leaf worm " following The can be used: Calcium Aresenate, Toxaph- ene, 3-D-40, three percent g BHC lead arsenale, Paris Green with lime, and London Purple. For detailed instructions, see your county agent or vocational teache«s. Good Relation) -, Pred Fleeman does a good job of understanding his tenants and renters' problems. He also appears to get good cooperation from them on mutual problems. This week he held a steak fry for all of his renters and they discussed such Ihlngs as weed control, cotton picking Inbor, sowing winter legumes', and general upkeep of the farm. As usual, they called ill the county njent to help Judge the farm management contest. I certainly tlilnk Pred has'a good relationship program with |il s people, especially since I get a free steak out of It. I think that Is the first one-1 have had in about five weeks. Kfc,p on Eating Speaking of eating, reminds me of one of our farmers who went- to his financier about three weeks ago and asked for a little more money cannot pu^ another penny on this to live on. He was told, ,'We just year's crop. "The farmer went back and looked at his pen of hogs, then took ihem to the auction sale nnd collected about $80. Then,' he figured out by selling two-hogs a week he would have plenty of monej' to live on for the next 10 weeks. Other farmers who are letting their hogs feed and finance them include Octjrgc Dillahunty at Yarbro and Roy Davis at Promised Land. New Rice Crop Offerings Up In South Beit DALLAS, sept. 6. (AP)—Offerings ol new crop rice increased in the southern belt-this week and more sal&s were made on a dry basis, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture's Production and Marketing Administration. Harvesting of early varieties of rice made good progress in Louisiana and Texas/However, in Arkansas, where rains delayed ripening' of the crop,' combining had stalled oniy in a few fields. Prices of rough rice showed no material change from a week ngo. In the Houston area. Zenith ranged from $4.32 to $4.63. per 100 pounds, and Bluebonnet from »5.55 to $6.17. No 2 Zenith brought J4.- 54 per 100 pounds, dry basis ,in Beaumont; No. 2 Magnolia, $4.12 and No. 2 Bluebonnet, $5.7! in Louisiana, Zenilh sold on a dry basis at mostly »4.32 to $4.50, f'ortmm at $5.10 and Bluebonnet at $5 61 to So 85. Milled rice markets remained seasonally dull since offerings of n»w milled rice were still small. Prices were barely steady but showed no major change from last week with enough stocks for immediate heeds, most domestic distributors were not m:ikin glmportant commitments while Ihey waited for larger offerings or milled rice. Export trade was slow this week. Bf'g Gain in 4-H Leadership Program Cited Rapid Increase In participation In the national 4-H leadership program since 1313 was announced by G. I,. Noble, director, National Com. inhtee on Boys and Girls Club Work, In a Chicago Interview. Noble pointed out that 97.119 members were enrolled In the program last year, as compared with 73,176 In IMS, a nincrense of mure than 32 percent. Forty-five slate.* accepted the program in 1048, while 47 including Arkansas did EO last year. Awards comprise a Bold medal of honor to the outstanding boy and gir! In each participating county, and a Eold : fllied wrist watch to boy and girl State champions. Educational trips to Ihe Chicago National 4-H Club Congress next November will be awarded In elfht sectional winners—four toys ar.rt four girls—selected from' Uie etiie rhsnipions. On the nntionnl level, $3CO college scholarships will be given lo the hk;li (unking boy i.ncl Birl, and S153 college scholarships to the second high boy and girl. All these awards are provided by Kd- ward Poss Wilson. Chicago meat packing company president. In addition, the two lop nntion- nl winners—boy and girl—will each receive a silver plated serving tray lor permanent possession. do-nHeil by the Horace A. Moses Foundation, of \VC:t Springfield, Mass, Last year's slate winners !n Arki aiisas were vRufus Little. Jr., of [ Heth, and Nell stalon, of Magazine. One hundred thirty-seven blue award winners received county medals. Farmers Urged To Think More Of Good Farming MAGNOLIA Sept. 8—There's a lot of talk about hybrid corn these days. About hybrid pigs nnd chickens, too. And about wonderful new farm machines nrul labor saving devices. There's been so much talk of new dei-eloumcnis lit farming that it Is easy to forget that certain basic factors remain, according lo Laron, t:. Ooliicn, instructor in agriculture at State A&M College here. Golden reminded formers that some basic things must still be clone right or all our hybrids won't do their best, and the new machines won't pay for them selves. Nothing has been invented to take the place of good farming practices. For example, fine ns Ihe new hybrids arc, better fertilization and bettor cultivation would Increase corn yields here in Arkansas more than would use of hybrid seed alone. Tests last year showed Hint hy- | brid corn produced an average of 135 percent more per acre than open polhiiilcd varieties planted, fciiiliz- led. and cnllivnlcd the same way. I But corn planted, forlilied iiiiu cultivated according to (lie best methods produced nn average of 00 percent more per acer than corn planted, fertilized and cultivated as has been customary in the pnst here In Arkansas. Hybrids are a tremendous help. But famrers can't get away .from (lie fact that good farming Is still Important. Of course, to gel the best results, farmers need to use the best methods of planting, fertilization nnd cultivation, -pins I hybrid corn seed, if every farmer ' lu Arkansas did (hat as some have already done, the stale's corn yield could be increased nbout 100 per cent, Golden said. Tiny Quantities of penicillin remaining in milk after cows are treated for mastitis are upsetting the fermentation process in some cheese factories. Distributors in Puerto Rico and Ha- wnii were filling current orders from slocks accumulated earlier in the season. FARM LOANS Loui •«!• CUtlnf Cales Wiggs Co. , RKA I/TORS ; Phone mi ! Aurhorhttt M Solicitor lor IHE PRUDENTIAL INSUHANCt COMPANY ' 01 AMIBICA YOUR USED COMBINE HEADQUARTERS "61 IMPLEMENT GO. NORTH HIGHWAY 61 BLYTHEVILLE If you are in need of a good US€d comr)in€i we guggest you c - onie nu( a[H , see us today. We have a large selection of used combines thai arc in excellent condition and available for immediate delivery. You can choose from these famous names in farm machinery; MASSKY-HARrJIS ALMS- CHALMERS, JOHN DEERE „„<] MINNEAI'OUS-MOLINE. These combines are priced to sell, so come out today! JUS JAI CEIVED A SHIPMENT OF BRAND NEW MASSEY-HARRIS PULL-TYPE COMBINES! 61 IMPLEMENT CO N. HIGHWAY 61 When you make Jam or preserves be sure the clnss is clean and dry before labeling; store in a cool dark, dry place. EDSON Continued from page 4 this trust fund ar« at the rate of SI billion a year In round numbers. They are expected to r| se to 12 billion for the calendar year 1051 un- ricr the new law. In addition, grants to the states from the. U. s.'s Treasury's geiwrnl receipts—not from the Social Security Iriist funds—are expected lo Increase from $1,148.000,000 this yenr to nn estimated »1,340,000.000 next year. There is strong sentiment for putting Ihe whole business on a pay-ns-it-gots basis. That Is why provision has been made tor stepping up (he rnlc of contributions unlll 1970. If this doesn't provide enough money to keep the social Security syste insolvent, there are several alternatives: 1. Cut down the benefits.•2. Increase the contribution rales. 3. Increase the base amount of annual wage on which contributions could be collected from the present $3600 to say, $4800. . 4. Make up the deficit from gen- ernl tnx collodions. 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