The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 20, 1950
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OCTOBER V), 19S9 JLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE. REVEIf. Potato Cut Asked '* "QrllNGTON Oct 20 (fft The »••••«^-« ,A ^>*wii\<viw» gw»i ui iioi^wv.-" eovernmenl' 'recommended • today M ° . bU , Sl ^' S , c ? m » ared wllh lnls that far» """'imenaw today year's indicated crop of about 420," far mers cut their 1951 potato I 000.000 bushels. acreage 15 per cent below this year. The Agriculture Department suggested ,a production goal of 335,000.'Attention Farmers! If It's a Used Combine You Want-We Have It! ALL MAKES AND MODELS. PRICED TO SELL! EASY TERMS! SEE US TODAY! 61 IMPLEMENT CO. . Highway 61 Blytheville AMD ;S. & W. IMPLEMENT CO. UACHVILLE, ARK. Your Dcofers" Weather Aiding Harvest 01 Stale's Crops Cotton Picking Hits Stride; Soybeon Yields are Good Favored by the best weather in many weeks, the Arkaiuu farm picture u "looking up" with harvest in (ull swing under'optimum conditions, according [o the Federal- State Crop Reporting Service, The Service, In its weekly report on crop conditions in the state, said that corn, rice, soybeans and sor- Bhums are all turning' out good yields, A large amount of hay Wai put up during the week as the state's farmers are striving to save as much ns possible lo offset earlier harvest losses from excessive rainfall, Cotton picking h» finally shifted into high gear, the Service said. Grades , of lint and seed are improving and in ' many Instances yields are above earlier expectations. A 'number of eastern Arkansas counties 'could use more cotton pickers but the labor shortages arc not serious. ' '- ' Harvest of cotton is : at a peak In many areas ana ranges from 40 to 80 per cent finished in the southern counties, 25 to 60 percent In centra] and east central area.s and 10 to 40 per cent in the northeast part of the state. Favorable weather the past, two weeks together with considerable defoliation ha* stopped boll rot. Earlier unfavorable weather- seriously delayed maturity but now the crop is really popping open, the Service said. On the darker side of the picture, however, many hill counties have an extremely poor cotton crop. Some growers have turned livestock into th« fields or have plowed them up. ' Harvest of «arly soybeans U underway und late varieties are ap- ThisOne-Man Harvest Crew assures more profit for you! On Missco Farms ' CMUitjr Mad u a Wet Hen! Keith J, Farmers are bitter with recent action which indicates that some part of our goi'ernment Is dellber ately breaking the price of cotton. Some members of the County Farm Bureau Cotton Committee met with the ass!st«nt secretary of agriculture last week and had a very lengthy session. Mr. Hutchinson called Secretary Brannan Immediately after the sess(pn. . ^Some of thoae attending the closed session were: E. M. Rerenold, Stanley Carpenter. Chris Tompklns, H. C. Knappenberger, B, G. West, Ed Stacy, Clay Ayres, John Z. Cr«in, and R: H: Robinson. ' . A part al the'Cottori Committee's resolutions to Washing ton said The restrictions on cotton exports Is the worst betrayal o f cotton r " me " .'» a» their experiences toe" De P afl 'nent of Agrlcul- Among other things the Arkansas Farm Bureau resolution said "We feel that this Is a deliberate and HSfmedltaled attempt to depress the price of cotton." . c They tell me that Brazilian cot- preaching maturity. So far, yields have been very good. Storage of the large crop presents a problem. , Much corn was harvested during the week is the grain finally dried out enough for harvest. 1 A good crop was produced throughout the state but wet weather after early corn ton Is now selling for about 12 cents per pound above American cotton. I didn't know that that had ever happened before in history. Farmers also want to know -why control the export of raw cotton and have no controls whatever on finished goods. You Want U Gambler If you have the urge to be a gambler. Just be a farmer. I don't know a bigger gambler In the country today. Time was when the farmer gambled with the weather primarily. Now he gambles ,»galnst weather plus government actions and controls. : If you want to Ramble some more, store some of your soybeans Most everyone seems to think that the price of soybeans • will be lilglier next Sprlng^<as usual) than they are no;v, • The Government loan on soybeans in Arkansas Is $2.01 per bushel lor No. 1 beans. I know many farmers who have already started storing their beans. Moisture Testers In previous years we have begged for moisture testers, and about the only one I knew of last year wns at Millignn Ridge Co-op. This year there is a moisture tester at most ol the soybean elevators. Le W |s Townsencl at Manila proudly showed me his tester this week Tt Is available who need 16 a \(. • any of you farmers Poelz at Blytheville has gin, hooked them up to «lr duels In the corn crib and are runnln* the fans by tractor. Mr.,Wildy said his moisture was dropping two per cent per day. Wild ClMM I wish I knew whut the wild goose knows. If r did I might «o South, too. -At least 300 head of wild geese went over my house Sunday. Their formation was beautiful and spectacular on such a clear d»y. Does that mean w e have a hard winter ahead of us? Maybe so but we sure need more good weather to get tills cotton crop out. Jimmy Kcnnett at Lenchvllle certainly knows how to use the. tame geese, He has ns beautiful a strawberry patch BS I have ever seen and I guess the Held Is so clean because he keeps a (cw geese In the strawberry patch. ' More Corn I have-never heard of such corn yields. Lewis Townsencl said he made so much corn that _ well I won't finish that story because ne is selling anhydrous' ammonia, the stuff that really makes higher corn yields. . . Trigger wnll al Manila said'they harvested 7,000 bushels from 100 acres of G-111 hybrid. The corn had been ferlllUed with about 40 pounds of nitrogen in the form of anhydrous ammonia. Oirnilnadon of Codonseed The Slate Plant Board has tested | 42 samples of cotton from 13 counties In Arkansas so far and the germination has run from one per cent lo 82 per cent. Seven tests have been made from Mississippi County seed and the germination has run from 43 to 62 per cent. eary corn , as was mature, together with earworm • 8 machinery at Number Nine, and weevil damage In the field caused considerable loss and lowered quality of the grain. Seeding of small grain'and winter legume crops Is well along ei- cept where postponed for cotton harvest and where these crops are to be seeded on cotton and corn land. The acreage Is going to be reduced in some localities but increased in others. , a:)d E ' Bht and Promised Doyle Henderson has a moisture tester at his soybean buying station. Corn Dryer* Earl Wildy and Lewis . One man wilh a. McCormick cotton picker is a match for 25 or 30. hand pickers.'This machine not only picks as fast as a big crew of men, but.does just as good work. _Manj owners report that machine picking has slashed their harvesting costs one-half- or more. Big savings like these soon 'repay the cost of a McCormick cotton picker-put more profit in your pockei at the end of the cotton harvesting season. You can make your cotton harreat as efficient aj your mechanizec; sc«db*d preparation, planting, and cultivating with a Nfc- Cormick cotton picker. It will free you from your dependence on hard-to-get labor and enable you to pick clay and night if necessary. Talk to owners in your own neighborhood. point out the many exclusive McCormick cotton picker advantages the, nest lime you're in town. Outstanding McCormick Cotton Picker Features See It Today! ^SPB^ <TW»* V . 312 South 2nd Phone 6863 Townsend gathered corn and « moisture tester showed that the corn contained 22 per cent mois- tur.e, far loo high for safe storage. Both men borrowed fans from 1951 Strawberry Crop to Increase The prospective acreage of strawberries for. picking )„ Arkansas In 1851 is 17,500 acres, according to tlie Federal-State Crop Reporting Service. . . . . . It this intended acreage Is real- tied, the Service said, It will be TO OUR FARMER FRIENDS OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY (B«low U • copy of a letter tent to th« National Cotton Council from the Luxora Gin Co.) //Jr. J4aro((l IJo ouny, National Cotton Council, Memphis, Term. G*ntlem«n: , • «wehH w " w s«.1«d *t.. Um. when raw. cotton prices weie cheap and cotton surplus was large by representatives of the ' th€ warellouseme ". *e millers, the merchants! h contrihutea . a PP r °*i™te!y half of the Council's incom. the other fiye groups give the other half. OF raTTo r N°T. cf the Cou " c!l \ s . T0 INCREASE THE CONSUMPTION e price ° f needid the help of the farmer it' got * I ' fricn<1s to ca " at ™ to .With best regards we remain, a " y m °' 1Ci ' dirccl lo thc Council. they are Yours very truly, Luxora Gin Co. . C-. LJc Tips on Canning Of Foil Vegetables Given by Agent Vegetable* aim t<ul« now In Mississippi County gardens and Orchard* c»n add much to next winters meal*, according to Mrs. Gertrude B. rtollman, county home demonstration agent, and lh«.« tips are suggested on preserving Jal« JaJ] products: Be .ure to pick tomato*, before (rost. There's no need to let a one go to waste. Use the small green ones In mince meat or pickles. Wrap the larger OHM In newspaper Tomatoes which are the least bit white will ripen when taken out of the paper. Don't freeze or can potatoes until they are fully cured. Unlike most vegetables, the vitamin A content of potatoes-continues to Increase for several months after they are harvested. Curing also changes tome ot the starch to sugar. Beets and rutabaga can be gathered and stored In bnrreh of sand They will keep longer If the tips are dipped Into melted paraffin before they are stored. Kelffer pears will ripen much betlerffor conning irthey are gathered and held for sevaral days at a temperature between 60 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not icave vine-dried peas or beans In the shell very long. Shell them put and treat them for weevils before storing. They can be per cent above the 1850 acreage and the largest acreage '• picked since 1942. i , The 1951 strawberry outlook Is very promising In all areas of the state as the beds go Into winter treated by healing In uto- . by dipping into boliuif wttar, *r by putting t rery small amount at high life in the container In wtakk they »re (tored. The Red River of ttw North rum from the MlnnesoU-Korth Q»k<>U border to Lilee Winnipeg .to CtamiU. Low-Cost FARM LOANS Long-term ^ SAVE Mon.y with tft* FWM'IKCOIIE PimiESE fl/SAF! with th* PREPAYMENT RESERVE PUN * qu/rabU Socf.ry *ov dtl'ail*. No oblation. ' TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 31* W. W.lnat FJ»M, tMl NO MORE TRACTOR OPERATION •No.more need to buy wi/«/*, operate on g UIJJU , o ,k, ,«nd live in hope that your.•.tractor U deiiverin* th* performance you paid for! Now you can take off the blindfold ... if y OU get , new Ford Trictorl SEE PROOF BEFORE YOUR EYES YOU BUY AND wtuU YOU OPERATE Only thY Has the PROOF-METER Jr$ now standard,equipment on every new Ford Tractor. Now, you can measure and appraise tractor performing wilh your own eyes. Proof-Meter ••howi at . glance- engine spee<?, P.T.O. sp«d, ground travel .peed, belt ' pulley jpteds and hourj worked^ No "guesswork!" We can't tell the whole story here, but we'd like to «how you the Proof-Meier—SOON. Just give us the word. Russell Phillips Tractor Co., Inc. ALLEN HARDIN, Manager Highway 61 South BlythevtD. RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO. MANILA, ARK. j. A. DAVIS, Mgr. ASKUSPOGA O£MOHSTK4T/O/V TODAY.' THE 5055 LEFT THAT AS A HINT -HE SAYS MX FEED COST PER [DOZEN E6<55 IS HIGH, HAI-, CHUCKLES- From Your Puring Dealer VOLJ SEE 1 TAKE I TILLIE, 6il&5. OF FEED TOlTHERE'S PURINA PLA«;MAMy FLOCKS MAKE A DO 5^2IBS ABOUT rfONLY HOPE UX 12 E&GS. •OWJ TOM KtJIU WKJWCTT On« way to cut egg production eojH, if you're using more than 5-5'/2 &•• of feed to make a dozen eggj, M to feed a high-efficiency laying ration. L«t us tell you about the 1950 Purina Layena Plan. . . Phone 1493 ' L. K. AshcraftCo. Vi Block Sooth of Depot

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