The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 10, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 1C, 19W W/c/e Interest Shown in Study Of On Farm Soybean Storage Conducted by Illinois Experts On-lhe-tann storage of soybeans is one of the big problems confronting Mississippi Delia fanners and recently wide interest lias been expressed in the findings of cooperative studies on soybean storage conducted by llie University of Illinois. Starting back in 1IM3, more than fiO farm type bins were built and some 75,000 bushels of soybeans used for various tests. From those studies came valuable information on bin design, prevention of damage lo stored soybeans, quality changes of soybeans in storage and improved storage methods, generally. + Salient facU ubout storing soybeans learned from these studies follow: Bin Kcquiremnils 1. Soybeans were seriously damaged in storing unless bins were well constructed. Up to .=> percent- Brain loss resulted from seepage. leal:. 1 ; or other defects, 2. High temperatures, particularly high moisture, also contributed to damage, under Illinois conditions dry soybeans are little affected by temperature. 3. Most satisfactory fomulntlon for a moveable sleel bin was found to be either a 15 to 18 Inch high crushed rock fill or a tamped earth fill within a ring of concrete blocks. Most satisfactory foundation lor movcable wooden bins were 8 to 12 inches high concrete blocks. For permanent grancries a concrete foundation was preferable. 4. Bins for soybeans should be strong enough to withstand about, the same weights and pressures as bins for wheat or corn. For typical bins 6 to 10 feet high, upright 'studs should be two by sixes spaced 16 inches apart. To avoid spreading, cross-braces about 6 feet from floor arc needed. To support soy- eans 8 feet deep, floor Joists under •wooden floors should be two by tens, 12 inches apart on an 8-foot span, or the equivalent. 5. Bin walls must be tight. Perforated steel walls, shrinkage cracks In wood siding, open Joints, bolt holes and other openings in waits and roof caused damage. For best protection, steel bin joints were sealed by calking; wood bins either were lined or sided with matched ' dry lumber or covered with impervious sheet materials, such as asphalt or asbestos roofing or siding. Safe Moisture Limits Storing soybeans salcly on She farm depends mainly on moisture content. High moisture causes heal- Ing, spoilage, rise In fat acidity, decreased germination and possible insect Infestation. , Three-year tests io determine safe moisture limit.'; Indicate that soybeans can be stored safely nt 14 ' percent moisture for two to five months In cool weather, and 12 percent moisture for one to three years. This Is not safe for seed stocks, however, beyond the first planting season. Soybeans can be stored for three years or longer at nine percent moisture with little or no loss in quality. On-Farm Conditioning I'r.ii-lical High moisture soybeans can be tonrliUoned -(their keeping quality improved) by reducing their moisture to 12 percent or lew. Moisture reduction In bins can be assured only by forced air circulation in good drying weather or by artitkiaily heated air. Where soybeans were not mor Feed SWIFT'S than four to six feet rlecp, forced air circulation through rtucLs or perforated Iloor.s proved to be effective for drying. Circulating un- hcntert was .satisfactory only if air temperature was alx>vc fi5 relative humidity below 00. Forcing heated air through batch dryers or specially equipped bins proved an economical and effective way Lo reduce soybean moisture content for safe storage. Tests showed GOO to 1000 bushels dried In 65 to £M) hours. For each percentage point ol moisture reduction fuel casts were about a half a cent a bushel. A gasoline engine power unit and .supplementary heat from an electric fan were used in thc.se drying tests, Moisture was cut from 15 percent to 11.3 percetit in 76 hours drying time on a te.st of 1.050 bushels of soybean?;. Air inlet temperature was raised 10 degrees, reducing relative humidity from 65 to 39 percent. Fuel cost was less than two cents a bushel for the entire drying period. Early Trim Aid To Evergreens Trim small evergreens nou r before the growing snn.son starts n n d they'll soon get-over that freshly barbcrert look. Unless plantings are to serve as formal specimens, one shearing should do the trick for the season. Additional clippings, arc required for formal decorative purposes of course. There arc three good reasons why your evergreens should get an animal pruning, according to M. W. Staples, field supervisor of the Davey Tree Expert Co. They arc: 1. Make shrub. 1 ; compact and attractive in form. 2. Increase growing vigor. 3. Serves to keep plants within bounds anri appropriate to growing space provided. Sever shearing In late March am! early April, depending on latitude and temperature, gives the shrubs the advantage of ti full growing season, beginning In May. With moderate care, the home owner himself can do the job adequately However, early Spring triturning is not advised when evergreens have suffered Winter injury. Symptoms usually are quite apparent In browning of leaves or dropping of needles. These arc caused \v h e n plants give off more moisture than the roots can simply from froxei ground. For .should injured plant.-;, pruning be withheld until new growth has started on main sterna nnd trunks, says the authority. A (hat time, all injured parts should be removed. Mineral Supplement ALL YEAR 'ROUND! Mineral (coding hits a new high in case am! economy with Swift's Mineral Supplement in block form. Perfected by Swift for caKle, horses, and sheep, the new mineral block meets these strict specifications: 1. It's soft enough so animals gel (heir i mineral quota easily. I 2. It's hard enough to resist weather. ; 3. It's easy to handle and slore; easy to feed. Swift's Mineral Supplement lilock is not a salt block. In formula and rjnnlily the block is the same as the familiar Swift's .Mineral Supplement in pulverized form, lioth provide all the mineral nutrients livestock are known lo need. The block is held together by a palatable mn- las.scs hinder. It contains no fillers or waste. ICvcry ingredient is selected for its high feeding value. SWIFT'S COTTONSEED MEAL AND COTTONSEED HULLS We Have Your Supply—Get Ir Today! Swift & Co. South Highway 61 BLYTHEYILLE, ARK. "ROGER" ON YOUR CLOVER—The lawn-mower industry, moving at a fast clip, has produced this radio-controlled, mobile cultcr, which was unveiled in Chicago rcccnlly. Its inventor, Jim Walker, shows how easy it is to trim a lawn simply by operating the liny transmitter which controls the ground unit. 'orents Find Art in Substituting Another Interest For Those Disliked By David Taylor Marke AP Kilucallnn Writer A child's behavior can ho Improved y substituting another interest for ic one parents dislike, says the aticmal Kindergarten Association. For example, point.'; out the nsso- iatinn, one three year-old crept out f hcd on three successive mornings, ook all the things from his father's ricf case and scattered them over ic room. Each time hn was punish-. <1, but he Uill went ahead with the inie "naughty" net. His mother in- Istcd thai tlir child had to learn lie sn't to touch things that did not clong to him. But we are hero ricalinc with a 3- ear-olri, says the association. Why ocs his father leave his brief cnsc here Junior can eel nt it? Evident' his it\tcie.st in the brief case and te temptation to Took inside and icn to play with lire contents was 00 strong for him. The logical solu- vvas to stulistiUile somethitiB Ise and put it where he could find it 1 the morning—a box of jiictures. a oy, etc. When this was done. Inn rief case was forgotten, and, itc- nuse he had plenty with which to ceupy himself, junior did not get ito mischief. There is however another side tn Hits situation. YOIIIIR mothers am fathers lircve something very impor (ant to do. and it should bo lionc— not always the easiest way, but tin right way. H is well to let jimio: have a toy in his crib with which hi may entertain himself In the early moruitiv;. If, hov.'e.vcr f he yets up the parents should take turns in get tine up with him. Of course, the par ents want to sleep. Init there is a job lo be done—character building the most important in the work says the association. Tiie activity of the mischicvoii child needs constant supervision— his energies need outlets, and h should have frequent oppnrtunitif, for change of play. After a whi: IIR will become stabilized. It take lime, and It. Likes patient, unoblru sivc guidance on Ihe part of parents The preut German educations reformer. Pricdrich w. A. Krocbel. once said. "Let us live with our children." That "with" is an important word. As used hern by Frocbel it means "in sympathetic understanding of." Not so lonp; ai!o, n sweet little foil- -year-uld was playing mud-pies in the back yard, happy as a Inrk. She was called away from her play to so someplace in a ear. As she Lood on the seat of the car, her lothcr turned to her and said, "You' avc had a happy time today, aven't you?" The child looked at her with qulnty eyes, n.s if she had never ecu her mother before, and relied, "I'm not talking "nowl" Her mother might have laughed t her. She might have reprimand- d her. Instead, she exclaimed, "Oh, ook at that bcnulilul bUicJay!" 'his diver'ed ihe child, and she vas hci'.sclf again and was happy all he rest of the drive. Band Director Resigns DKQUEEN, Ark,, March 10. (/I 3 )— Gene Wilhcrspoon. director of the high school bands here, has resigned U) accept directorship of the Arkansas Tech College band and orchestra. The change is effective July I, Methoxychlor has been found as effective as DDT against ,llcs when not used in sunny areas. OUR CHICKS ARE LIVE and LAY and 1. Bred for production. 2. From disease-inspected (locks. 3. Producing flocks are fed for chick vigor. Your profits for Ihe whole year depend on Ihe qualify of chicks that you get. !l poys to buy from us where you KNOW thai quality is high. Feed PURINA STARTENA CHECKER-ETTS Lost year il was Ihe nation's chick growing sensation. Proved on 101 MIILION J. j chicks. *>• •• 4493—Telephone—4493 L K. Ashcraft COMPANY lilock South r)l Depot "OTWiPJILp IS & ti A B m H-. cornet. W, -V ^^vcurSeiorT Tractor. With FinRcr Tip Control « ^ spcc(J _ --^---: from your tractor scat. bcsurcof accurate, With tW>comWnat.onum^>ou ll^c ^^ economical plaotms. The r>l^> s Yo u can s ct it w.lh Ihc Middlcbustcr (Bcddc rame Ihc Middlcbustcr (Bcdc ra t to hopper t?"om S ami plMcs fa- ^ „ ^ Sd'^oJo^ S oU.ls^or a demonstraUcn. ROBINSON 1MPUMEW -Your Gena-nc Ferguson Dealer Blythevilie East Main Here's whereto get. GENUINE" PARTS and EXPERT SERVICE you'll like about the Ford Tractor . . . it's right. Doesn't take mvich servicing. Yet when it needs something done here or there, it's easy to do. For example, we can reline brakes in almost no time . . . don't have to pull the axle. Transmission, steering . . . everything is designed for efficient service. With this new Ford Tractor, you won't need us often but when you do, you'll like our work. AVe service all Ford Tractors, and Dearborn Farm Equipment, with genuine parts. Russell Phillips Trader Co., Inc. ALLEN HARDIN, Manager ^ Highway Cl South Dlythevill*^ '' RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO. I.EACHV1U-E, ARK. .1. A. DAVIS. Mgr. iVER DRIVE A WHITE TRACTOR? Yes, dial's right! Our Farmall demonst r;i- lor tractors ;irc painted white to remind you fhat you can have one laken out to your farm for. a real test demonstration. Jnsf call in and ask for cither Jack Droke or Bob Van Jlooser, Then, on your own farm you can get in the driver's seal and prove to yourself thai Karmall is (he best tractor Iniy. Call S(i3 today! THE THE Farmall CUB CALL FOR A DEMO NSTRATION TODAY! 3/2 SOUTHS™ ST. PHONE863

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