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lfU » EMBgg j. BLI'lBJEflLLB (AUXT COURTS WBWS FACT 1 Sunny Weather Continues to Aid fctfon Harvest Crop One-Half Picked In East Arkansas; ' Yields Surprising. Another week of . Idea! weather enabled farmers to make excellent progress picking cotton, according *o the. State-Federal Crop Reporting Service. :' ;l Bolls are opening at a satisfac- tjry rate and the hSrvest Is past the peak in most: areas—from half complete in the northeast to four- fifths In the southeast.,'., ''. Many farmers'are feeling more optimistic than at any tfrne in recent/months and : in many cases yields are turning out: better than !hey had expected earlier. In upland areas, especially, yields - depend largely on the extent of insect control achieved. On some tarms mechnlcal pickers hnye been hampered by grass and'rank'stalk rowth. _.^ <r Except in iasiern Arkansas wherej cotton picking has been the main effort, the corn harvest is neJBj its peak. Many counties are reporting more than half the crop jathereci. Although good weather las helped tremendously corn quality has been -lowered by tfrfeevils and moisture damage. Yields, however,- have generally been excellent. Soybean combining on a large scale . began last v,eek A large quantity or beans was harvested in Mississippi, County. Good yields were reported in all areas. Cover/crops are in fine condition and winter grains are showing good growth. three States wth two entries in the finals include: Arkansas, California, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Washington, and West Virginia. States having single entries are: • Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, .Oregon,- Pennsylvania, ft>uth Carolina, Tennessee, . and Texas'. '•' "• : •. . Finalists were selected by a national Board of poultry experts on a basis of state and regional contest achievement .during the'past two years. Judging was based on outstanding .breeding work .with meat-type chickens. The Grain entry will be a White ..Wyandotte, which he has developed over a period of 15 years through a closed- flock, system of selection for meat qualities. The Thomixson entry will be a White Cornish-New Hampshire cross, with which he won first place in the 1950 state Chicken-of-Tomorrow contest and third in this year's regional finals. 5 Each of the 40 finalists will start a Chicken-of-Tomorrow breeding pro'oh Dec. 1, and will make, reports of daily egg production, from the parent flock until May I. Two cases of hatching eg"gs from each flock will be shipped to contest headquarters in rayeteyille by midnight, February 21; Hatching 'will be on March 16. and the banded, day-old chicks will then be placed in the two new brooder house*, soon to be constructed at the Experiment Station Parm. .They will be reared to 12 weeks of age and Judged on June 12. wfi'mers will be announced on June 15, In connection with a gala festival to-be held for Industry members 1 attending from all parti "of the United States. COLDS MISERIES? WHY DON'T YOU TRY U. -A. Reports QnStudylof Crossbreeding FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Nov. 3.— Just b««use chickens are cross- oitfds, they won't automatically put on weight more rapidly or economically than pure breecU. Also, just b- cause a cross has been known once to produce offspring which were rapid saining broilers, doesnt mean that when other strains of the same breeds ire crossed results will be as good. ' • •;' . These (acts are brought out'ln » study on crossbreeding ol chickens, being conducted by the' Agricultural Experiment' elation of the university ot Arkansas.'In a recent ptibll- catlor entitled,."Further Studies in Crossbreeding for Broiler 1'rodue- tlnn,' Associate Professor R. * M. Smith. logelheV with Wlllinm H. Wiley, summarize the resulls of seven years of this work. I In earlier studies mtide bj (he .ulhors, only one crossbreed h»d proved consistently superior to both parents from the standpoint of (tin made up to U weekV"( aje. Thit WM the Arkansas Sfation strain of while wyandotte male crossed with the Slalion slrain of Rhode Island red (emale. In Ihe work now being reported, this was no longer true, and the progeny from this • cross were not consistently larger than the heavier parent. In 8)1 crosses involving whlt« wy- andoltes, certain strains of the breed combined to" Increase lli« growth rale of the progeny, white other strains had Just'lhe opposite effect. Th« snme was true of New Hampshlres In fact. In most of the experiment, variations In weight at It weeks In the same breed or crossbreed but between tests were often greater than the variation between breeds within any one test. Therefore, the authors conclude that any advantage from crossbreeding will probably result from crossing inbred lines — similar, to what Is done in producing hybrid corn, for example. Professor Smith and associates are now nt work trying to establish family lines which will combine to consistently produat Mrtls with superior meat production qualities to Include market grade In addition to rapid early growth. The publication gives complete details on 57 separate groups, which, included 3.163 different birds. Factors studied were gain in weight to If weeks ot age, economy of feed utilization, hatchabllity, fertility, mortality, and completeness of feathering at 12 weeks. The peony Is a hardy flower. Its roots, once established, will product new plnnls annually for year*. /*/*/* ODD ;:-...,*., Stcte to Have f ntries In Chicken Event FAYETTEVILiE, : Ark., Nov. 3.— Two Arkansas poultry breeders are lUted among, the 40'who will compete next year in the National Chicken':- of - Tomorrow 'contest, Kheduled at the University of Ark- nw* Experiment Station Farm ei^Eh June. They are E. B. Grain, of Fayette- Tille, and J. N. Thompson, of Potts- viile. Their entries will compete with 38 other finalists from 23 slates for the 15,000 first prize, donated by the A. and P. Fo:d Stores. Mashachiisetts led. all states with «lx finalists, while Connecticut has Low-Cost FARM LOANS L Long-term A SAVE Money with fmt FARM INCOME PRIVILEGE Be SAFE ^ with fquftobi* Society foam hart ff>«» modern ' fea- rViw. Atk n for fvrth»r cfefoifi. No akllgation, TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 11? W. 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The Mississippi County Form Bureau Board of Directors met in Osceola Tuesday, October 31 .. •. and at that meeting the following recommendations were made in regard to the issues on the November 7 election ballot: THE FARM BUREAU BOARD The Form Bureau Board endorses the proposed hospital plans for Mississippi County. Being aware of the dire need for more hospital space, the board believes that it is absolutely necessary for the .hospitals to be built ai soon a* possible. 1. Vote NR The County Hospital Plans URGES YOU TO VOTE The Farm Bureau Board opposes Constitutional Amendment No. 411 The board believes that by favoring the public schools with.first call on alf monies, this, amendment would discriminate against all other functions of the state (except highways) .. . and at the same time would take away from the legislature the power and responsibility of appropriating funds. 2. 'Vote AGAINST Amendment No. 41 IN THESE 3 WAYS The Farm Bureau Board opposes Initiated Act No. 2. The board took the stand that this act would not eliminate the consumption of liquor in Arkansas (tince every person is permitted to hove one quart in his possession) . . . and that, therefore the principal effect would be just to deprive our state of very important tax revenue. Furthermore, it is a matter of common knowledge that previous attempt! at prohibition have been miserable failures. Vote AGAINST Initiated Act No. 2 BE SURE TO VOTE TUESDAY, NOV. 7 I Adt«rtl«lm p«lil for br Omintr F»m Bum*. H. T, Ohi«ndorf President.