The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 27, 1950
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/ FAOB EIGHT VLTTHEVn-LE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1950 Net Farm Income Drop Predicted Price-Cost Squeeze To Be Tighter in 1950 than in 1949 Arkansas farmers will likely be caught In a lighter price-cost, squeeze this year than in 1949. That's the prediction made in n special 1950 outlook edition of the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Economist, which came oil the press recently. "Prices paid by fanners for goods and services will decline more slowly than the prices of commodities farmers sell," according to the publication. But despite this squeeze, "net farm Income is expected to be double pre-war levels." Government price supports will cushion price drops of cotton, corn, wheat,. peanuts, rice and tobacco. But, despite acreage allotments on some crops, demand may not he high enough to take care of all farm commodities produced. Wage Kales Up Production of many farm crops exceeds domestic consumption, the Economist points out. Producers of • these commodities are faced with the necessity of reducing their output or selling at world prices. On the cost side, farm wage rates are now four times pre-war levels. However, Arkansas may ex|x:riencc some decline In farm wages in 19SO, the publication said. Costs of fertilizer, machinery and equipment are expected to remain high. Land values, which, dropped last year for the first time in more than a decade, may fall further this year If prices of farm products continue to decline. Prospective farm buyers should be cautious about incurring real es/ate dcbls at ft time , when incomes are railing, the Economist warned. Included in the publication Is a crop-by-crop report of lha outlook for this year. Copies of the Economist may be obtained through county extension offices. COMBINES COMBINE—Martin S. /.immcrman, New Holland, Pn., farmer, Is a man in n hurry when it comes to harvesting Ills big wheat crop. So he fixed up the unusual machine, above, by joining <i standard automatic baler and a combine to make one machine thai docs several jobs. Here a two-man crew is culling the ripe wheat, threshing II lo separate chat from grain, bagging the grain anri baling the left-over wheat straw In one continuous operation. At left, an autornalicully twine-tied bale is ready to <lrop from the haling chamber. Arkansas' 1950 Turkey Crop to Show Big Jump Arkansas turkey growers jilnn lo aise 100,000 turkeys in 1950, an ncr'ease of 15 percent over the es- iinnlcd 1C5.COO raised In 1949, the Slate and Federal Crop Reporting Service reported this week. Reasons given by turkey growers for the Intended increase relate lo turkey prices following the rhanksiilvlng market, larger teed supplies at the lowest prices since 1945 and a reasonable profit In 1949 Tlio number of turkeys actually raised 'Visually vary from Jan. 1 Intentions, the- differences depending on the price of feed, hatchlnu egf,.s and poults, on the sale of turkeys remaining in growers' hands and on the supply of hatching eggs, thi ervice poitiicrl out. Although prices received by grow is' for turkeys during the last si: ilonths of J949 averaged about T icrcetit lower than in 1348, feci iriccs during 1049 averaged 20 per :ent lower, thus largely olfscttiji ,he lower turkey price. Automatic Watering Keeps Soil In Seed Box Moist at All Times U.S. Signs -Agreement Wifn Korean Republic SEOUL, Jtm. 27. (jp)—Tlic United States and the Republic of Korea - have signed an agreement giving the terms under which Korea will receive military, aid voted last year by .Congress. tT. S. Ambassador John Mucclo, ;'. who signed for the United States, said the contents of the agreement will be announced In Wash fngton. The Korean Republic soon will receive more than $10,000,000 worth of American military equipment. Mast failures of flower and vegetable seeds to grow are probably due to either a lack or an excess of moisture. This is true nut only indoous but in the outdoor garden. as well.Since watering indoors depends upon a human agency, failures here are more frecjuentj and have beeji .seriously studied by the .scientists, If the soil gets too dry, the tiny seedlings with their shallow roots may perish in an hour. If kept too vet, fungi may develop .re-snlUng n the fatul disease called "dimip- ng off." 'I'o keep the moisture "just right" was formerly a matter of experienced judgment, ami required constant watch on the seed Ihit, difficult for the amateur . Two Mclhnils But science has found two methods which may be followed both better than., the old fashioned way of .spraying on water from above, whenever In the judgment of the gard- ner watering was required. Thesi, methods are illustrated .On the left Is the v, T ick method; on the right siib-iJTigation. Many believe the best method of watering seed flats in the home is the wick method, This consists o using a burlap wick or one of Inserting one wick in ihc center o. the flat spreading it over about thrci inches fit diameter on the bottom o the flat, inside ond letting one wick hang in the water. The water thei moves up to the soil by capillarity and kecp.> the flat at a constnn uniform moisture content. Liner Is Used In the subirrigatlon system a waterproof liner is used lo hold water until it rises through the soil above. Both the wick and the flat-insert method of watering plants are .satisfactory out-of-doors, both are superior to the ordinary surface-watering method since they do not very little difference hi the ease using either of methods. If a P*ui sufficiently large is used beneath the fiat, in using the wick method, .sufficient water for several day. 1 ; may be provided, and it will .only as fast as needed, enabling plants to be left unattended for lay or two, when nece.ssary. With cither method there is no danger of tiny seedlings being washed out of the soil when water Is applied MacKenzie Continued from rage « have felt closer ro the Reich than to some other nations which we need not name since comparisons are odious. There are ninny ties between the English and the Germans, not overlooking that [here Is German blood- In the British roynl family , In any event, we shouldn't overlook this paramount point: The future of Western Europe'!defensive set-up depends on getting j splash) the seed'; around and spread Limit on Draft Power Advocated by V'tnson WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. (/P>— Chairman Vhison <D-Qa,> prediclcc loday that any new draft Ir^i-sla. lion approved by the House Armcc Services Committee will give the President "only very limited" power to order men inducted into thi armed services. He suggested It mitO»t bar presl dential action only in event of an enemy attack that. kept Congress! itself from acting. Vinson's statement to reporters amounted to his personal rejection of the administration's proposed compromise on tlie draft issue. The present draft law, used very little for the hist several months, expires in June. President Trmurm has asked for a three-year extension on grounds the law .should be kept on the books for use if needed. Congress has been so cool to that fdjm/thrU the administration came nbv-\vith a compromise suggestion this- week. It prop DSC d a law that would keep the draft machinery intact but permit no inductions unless (I> Congress, or (2) the President, found Intel national conditions warranted inductions. U. of A. Faculty Member Writes Agri Text Book FAYETTEVILLE, Ark,, Jan. 27— A new textbook on agriculture, lie- signed for ILSC by Junior and senior high .school stud.cnt.vhns bren written by Dr. Roy Roberts, head of the department of vocational teachci education at the University of Arkansas, in colloborfvtion with three other teachers ol vocational education. The new textbook, entillei "Modern Fanning/' IIEIS been published by the J. B. Lippincott Company ot Chicago, Philadelphia ant Ne\v Ysrk. Associated with Dr. Roberts Ii the writing of the textbook wen C. L. Angerer, head of the Depart merit or Agricultural Education Oklahoma A, and M. College; ,1. L Moses, head of the Department, of Agricultural Education at Sam Houston State Ti\ichers. College of Texas; nnd R. W. Gregory, assistant commissioner for vocational ] education oE the U. S. Office of \ Education. j Dr.'Roberts holds both the B.S.A.J and M.S. degrees from the Umyer- • sity of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. degree ' from Cornell University. He joined i Arkansas In 1928 and has been head of the department of vocational teachers education since 1944. : Uncooperative Stray Dog Gets Boy In Doghouse DECATUR, 111., Jan. 27. MP)— Jerry Clark and his grandfather a the doghouse— along with 11 dogs. Jerry, 15, found a stray dog recently on his way home Min high school. There already was one ring .11 the Clark household and Jerry's father, Mclvin, put his foot. down. No more dogs. Jerry's grandfather, William Clark, who resides nearby, came to Jerry's aid. They hid the clog at his house. But the dog didn't exactly cooperate hi the secret. She giive birth, to 10 pups. That wns a little too much of a thing to keep secret. Jerry's father has discovered the plot. Jerry and his grandfather arc trying to find takers Cor'the 10 pups. Grandmother Clark isn't particularly happy about the situation, either. "A dog is fine for R boy/' she says, "but 12 arc too many. They are not cheaper by the clo/cn." •iollywood Continued from Page 8 udience of p«I>l>«ts. , Says Jack, now back In Hollycod: "It ntuiik. The puppets just sat here." Gloria Swanson does an amai- n% impersonation of Carley Chap- In, comulele nilh mustache, In Sunset Boulevard." She did the same routine years ago In a silent . . Paramount Is rflssuln* "Wake slum!" aw Uial war movies arr box office. Two-rrel comedies aie coming back, savs GCOIKC Bilson. who pro- luces em for RKO- Reason: Dearth of feature-length comedies and the sliortonliw of feature films Biison makes 18 U'o-reclers a year and just created the domestic series, "The Ncwlyweds." Fishing For Ryan M-G-M is talking to Howard Hughes nuoiil Robert Ryan fo Lana Turners co-slar in "A Life o Her Own." * * . Before opening at Giro's, Jane Blair and t h e Blackburn twin played the Flamingo Hotel in La Vegas. Peggy Loeb. manager o the twins, lost heavily at the gam ing tables. The reason for he adv. in a Hollywood trade pape reading: Just returned from Las Vegas My Cadillac must go. Car in per feet condition. My bank accoui! isn't." ^ Merit Exam Applications For State Jobs Sought Applications to take merit exam inations for jobs with several sta agencies arc now being accepte by t li e Arkansas Merit Systc: Council in Little nock. Examinations will be given : the number of applications warrai Applications for lour types of jo with the Slate Department or Pub! Welfare must be submitted by Ke 15. • Deadline for applications in co: nection with accounting, cleric nd technical posts with the De- artment of Public Welfare, Board Health and Employment Security 'Ivision Is Feb. 22. An engine-generator set, so quiet, it can scarcely he heard 300 feet away, has been developed for military use. Its science largely Is due to a glass-wool lined box In which il Is enclosed. 0* tie DEARBORN Lift-Type TANDEM DISC with built-in angle...never needs (hanging Nothing like It on (he marked This artist disc can he attached to • Ford Tractor In * mlimle or less. You lift it of! the grmmd by Just moving the Ford Tractor Hydraulic Touch Control lever. Speed down the highway with no wrailng or chipping of blades. In the field, you lift the disc for lurnlnjr, This prevents ridging dirt, .saves time and fuel. Lift H over wet sjiots and for backing, too. There's never any pulling at tapes or Icveri. "Fixed" angle of gangs aiul rigid frame girt level, uniform result at any depth desired. Russell Phillips Tractor Co., ALLEN HARD1N, Manager Highway 61 South Ulytheville RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO. t.EACHVTLLK, ARK. J. A. DAVIS, M«r. Germany back into the fold. disease producing orgnnlhni.s. There The natives of the' Marianas Islands are Chamorros, which in Portuguese means people "with cropped hair." They were so named by Coal Chute Workman ; Rescued After Six Hours | BANGOR. Me., Jan. 27. f/P)—John C, Beede, 35, was buried almost up to hi.s neck in coal twice yesterday and was rescued, apparently not seriously hurt, by fellow workers who toiled six hours removing a bucketful at a time. : Bceclc fell into a tower coal chute* at the Citizens Utilities Co. gas works as he kicked at frozen lumps of coal he was shoveling. Nine workers got him clear to his knees when a cave-in pinned him a second time, mid they hud to start digging all over again. - FARMERS! SAVE MONEY ON TRACTOR REPAIR! \ \ I with the « EW FEROySON DISC PLOW Here's a new-type disc plow::. new in design .;. new in performance! Streamlined engineering hns done away with excels weight. It's easier to liandl,;— faster in action— more economical to pull. And you'll gci. positive penetration in the toughest soils. This new Ferguson Disc Plow is tractor-mounted. Like all other Ferguson Implements it is raised, lowered and depth adjusted by Finger Tip Control— right from I he traclor seat. Side draft is controlled by the exclusive Ferguson Floating Furrow Wheel. Come in and see one today—or call for a demonstration. JACK ROBINSON IMPLEMENT CO. "Your Genuine Ferguson Dealer" East Main _J Blytheville Feed SWIFT'S Mineral Supplement ALL YEAR 'ROUND! Miucnil feeding liils a new hijili in e;ise iinrt economy with Swift's .Mineral Supp'iMncnl in Mock form. I'erfcclcd by Swifl for citllle, horses, and .sheep, the new mineral hlurk mecls these slricl specifications: J. It's soft enough so animals gc( their mineral quoin easily. 2. It's hard eno»Kh to resist weather. 3. It's easy to handle and store; easv lo feed. Swift's Mineral Supplement Block is nol a salt block- [n formula and quality the block is the same as the familiar Swift's Mineral Supplement in pulverized form, liolh provide all the mineral nutrients livestock sue known to need. The Mock is held together by a palatable molasses hinder. 11 contains no fillers or waste. Every ingredient is selected for its high feeding value. SWIFT'S COTTONSEED MEAL AND COTTONSEED HULLS We Have Your Supply—Get It Todayl Swift & Go. South Highway 61 BLYTHEV1LLE, ARK. FARMALL TRACTOR COMPLETE PAINT JOB That includes steam cleaning, painting, and relettcring any model Karmall Tractor. As always, we will use only genuine IHC parts and materials. No substitutes of lower quality; no short cuts. Simply a special reduction from 8^5-00 to §1.1.95! * 60 DAY SPECIAL OFFER FREE PAINT JOB WITH OVERHAUL ON ANY TRACTOR If you bring in your tractor, regardless of make or model, we'll give you a complete paint job with each overhaul. That means a paint job ABSOLUTELY FRKE, not for $25 'or $U.!J5. * 60 DAY SPECIAL OFFER FARMALL ENGINE TUNE-UP This complete tune-up on any model Farmall Tractor includes adjusting valves, cleaning and resetting spark plugs, cleaning and adjusting carburetor, checking magneto, adjusting governor, cleaning air filler, adjusting brakes, flushing radiator, lightening all hose and steam cleaning motor. Parts, labor, and lax included for $!).99. * 60 DAY SPECIAL OFFER 3/2 SOUTH 2SP ST. PHONE 86$

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