The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1952 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 5, 1952
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEW! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,195t FARM HEWS A"° REVIEW for N*w USD* Head- Price Problems Looming As Knotty for New Adminstration By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Ezra Taft Benson will find a new crop of farm price problems facing him when he comes to Washington next week for a pre-inaugural view of h i s job as secretary of agriculture in the new Eisenhower administration. and hogs about 15 per cent. Benson will discover also that net rm income—Income left after lying, production costs-i-is going iwn and probably will continue to icllne next year. Benson, a former agricultural leader and now an apostle of the Mormon church, has nodded outgoing Secretary Chnrlcs P. Brannan 1 that he expects to come to Washington next week for a briefing on his Cabinet duties. The current farm picture Is such that officials believe It will lend him to. speedily set up new programs designed to broaden markets for agricultural products at 'home'arid abroad. The secretary-designate will find that prices being received by farmers have dlped below the ptiilty goal of federal farm programs for the first time since/June, 1050. Furthermore, ' Benson will .find that the government's Investment in farm products under price support programs is growing steadily. -This investment has reached a record "of about :$4,300,000.(H)0 before start of the war In Korea. ' But demands growing out of defense spending permitted the department to unload all but about Itt billion dollars worth of this by July of this year. Since then, however, the investment has been go- ng'up again. It now IE above the -wo billion dollar mark, Benson will also find th«t the running Into trouble making good on its commitment .o support corn, wheat, and pca- nuts-al 90 per cent of parity. Parity Is « standard for measuring (arm prices, declared by law to be equally fair lo farmers and those who, buy their products. Corn, for example, has been soiling for an average of $1.45 a bushel, or 20 cents below the support level. Furthermore, the department Is being called upon for the first time in nearly 18'months (o buy butter to carryj'out a price guar antee to dairymen, and wool Is moving Into price support slocks in a large volume for the first lime since 1950. While there are no support pro grams for -beef'cattle, hogs,.sheep and lambs, Benson will find much producer.dissatisfaction with present prices. Beef cattle are down anout-23 per cent 1 from a year ago, sheep and Inmbs about 25 per cent Here is your invitation to Please accept this advertisement as a personal invitation to attend our big Fami FRIDAY, DEC. 12TH WOMENS EXHIBIT BUILDING Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Blythevillc Fairgrounds Jt will be a big, clean, lively show consisting of high- class vaudeville performers In person, and interesting motion pictures. There will be fun and entertainment for the whole family so bring everybody. No sales talks. Everything free. Your neighbors .will be there so don't fail to attend. 312 South 2nd BlytheviHe For a Merrier Christa in 1953 .. . Join (he First National Hank's Christmas Savings Club NOW. You'll he surprised how a little savings each week adds up. You'll have Christmas shop: ping money in '53, if you join our club NOW! H.D.CLUBMEMOS »; Mr.. Gcrtr.cH B. (lollraa* (Horn. Demonstration Ajeatl On Missco Farms County Ar«nt K«Hh 1 The election didn't bother me bit. At noon the following day-after the election I couldn't find my car anywhere. An hour later we found It over-In'front of Kendall Berry's 'Office,. where I had some business earlier. I am just getting old, it wasn't the election. -A few of our farmers don't want to farm any more, after the election. I don't believe the results will be all that bad. People will 'continue to eat and wear clothes. The world food situation is the tightest It has ever been, according to Homey Short, vice president-of the American Farm Bureau. I believe that If this country can continue agricultural exports, the future Is good. 1 Am Leaving Over The Top The home demonstration clubs in orth'Mlsslssippl County have done again! Being informed that orth Mississippi County's quota for hrlstmas gifts to the Veterans o.spitals at Memphis was 25 toilet Is, the clubs assumed the entire jsponslbillty of getting them, in- ,ead of 25 sets, there were 34 bcau- ful packages. Trite Js one of the worthwhile pro- ects of the home demonstration .ubs finch year. The clubs donating toilet sets were jeachviUe, Yarbro, Armorel, Lone >ak, Flat Lake and Dogwood. Community Togetherness Many of the home demonstration lubs In North Mississippi County ave community get-togethers dur- ng August and again during the Christmas season. ^'Community togetherness" is orthy theme for the 1052 Christmas season. All of us should plan ur events well in advance so that very family In the community could anticipate. 'Sorne^f the suggestions that.are iade for -community activities con- Isted of a Christmas vesper pro•am of pageantry or living pictures hat tell the Christmas story, or a ommunlty Christmas social. Don't forget to include in your rlannlhg some home-spun fun. Family togetherness Is molded iroutid home life experiences. New Fabrics,- Lighter Work Now that fall rains have clear- id'the air of dust, every homemak- ir wanlg to wash her window cur- ains and'rearrnnge the house furn- shings' for winter living. Laundering curtains Isn't the time consuming chore it was a few years ago." Permanently crisp- organdie curtains require no starching. Nylon, orlon, aijd fiberglass-"curtains :]6t only need no starching, h u t require only light pre. c sintf to restore them to their original smoothness. These newer fabrics will not sag or stretch so'there is no need to |iut them on a curtain: stretcher. Neither do they shrink If properly Toriay most curtain materials' are easily 'washed; To remove excess dust from curtains, dip them in water before washing lukewarm them. Curtains that are fragile, due to shccrness or old age, should be put Into a loosely woven bag for washing to prevent tearing- Don't pack Anyway, the economic squeeze is in agriculture at the' moment. ySDA figures show that costs to farmers are remaining high and prices being received have dropped. The future of agriculture, may be a little uncertain and because of j the Influence of the American Farmi Bureau Federation, upon any government administration, I am leaving for Seattle,.Washington to attend their National .Convention,- I y,ant to study the future outlook as the Ajnerlcan Farm Bureau sees it. It's a funny thing. More people were interested In buying me a one-way ticket than.a round trip. I, can't, Irrigation Is Important The Progressive Farmer magazine editors have found out about the irrigation work done in the :Lcach- vllie area of this county this summer ami have asked, vis for a story and They,, have 'already accepted our story and you might look for It in the. January, Issue. The use of water;from drainage ditches nnd.tho use of four two- IncIVpump points, about 25 feet deep as Resource of ,water^makes"'irriga- lion practical and rather economical for people In the.Manila-Lench- vlHe nrea. This, may be true for farmers in any area-where pitcher pumps are commonly used. Does It seem surprising to you that four two-inch /pump points placed about ten feet apart in a square, rind .piped together would furnish enough water to. Irrigate 25 or 30 acres? If you would like to see ' these' points /work, visit the Johnson brothers or Jimmy Ken- riett of Frank Edwards at. Loach vllle. They used this source of water successfully, in 1952. Stick to Geese JTwo farmers came into the office this ^wcek and asked a lot of questions* about how to raise ^goslings They plan .to purchase and rear 1,000 geese for use in their cottbr fields this year, I know of.only oni man In North Mississippi Count) who tried chemical post emergent oil spraying for grass control thi: year. On the other hand, we know of 220 farmers this year who. wer using geese as well- as some calve and some plgs r In their cotton fields That indicates .to me that the us of : -geese will 'be Important Ui this county for several years to come What Next^in Feeding? Did you .ever hear ot.winterln ing that with a little molasses and a few vitamins, (hen feeding that to the cows on crushed corn cobs and the cattle are gaining weight. Earl Wildy and Joe Vance at LcBclwlUo are feeding this roteln supplement known as "Purdue Supplement A", on cotton burs. Not cottonseed hulls, but the burs, out of .which- your seed cotton conies. Did you know that these cotton burs have more food value than the cottonseed hulls? Charily I am sure thnt you as an Individual will support and help the many worthy charity causes at this time of year. I refer to such as the Red Cross, Christmas seal sale. Community Chest, Infantile Paralysis, etc. These successful volunteer programs prove to me that tills country is Christian. State Livestock Up 75 Percent Livestock accounted - for - 36' per ent of the cash receipts from arming in Arkansas during' 1951, omparcd with 33 percent In 1950. 0 per cent in 1940 and 26 per cent 1 1930 , The number ot beef -tows on arms in Arkansas increased 75 per ent from 1940 to 1952—the highest ale of increase of any state in he nation. The Increase for/ : the ntire country was about 30 per ent. The Arkansas Crop Reporting Service urges farmers, who" have eceived livestock survey cards to ill them out and return them iromptly. This information Is necd- d to determine the numbers of ivestock. on Arkansas farms. The Crop Reporting " Service makes frequent crop and livestock eports to help farmers plan future irpduction and market - current upplies. USDA Asks Large Castor Bean Acreage WASHINGTON (/P) — .The Agriculture Department has sold it will make contracts with farmers In Irrigated and dry land areas of the South and.- West to grow 125,000 acres of castor beans next year' for the national defense program, Castor oil, , derived - from the beans, la used as a lubricant in some fighting equipment, Including fighter planes. The department will agree to pay participating farmers the higher of nine cents a pound, hulled -basis, or the market price at the time of .delivery, This year, the /guaranteed price ,was 10 cents a pound or the market price &t the time of delivery, The. program will be made available to farmers In' Arizona, Arkansas, California, Oklahoma arid Texas. . cows on corn cobs? Farmers hav beeji doing It for two or three years and rather successfully; too.' The them tightly into the bag. nr p now manufactuilng synthett If curtains of man-mnde fibers caUy a protein known ns Urea, mix lf> 1 wrinkled after washing, press them with a warm (not. hot) Iron while they tire still damp,- or use a steam Iron. You will find that ironing these new fabrics Is n" snivp, compared to the job of ironing curtains of the 'longer known fabrics. It's Time To .... 'l. Get some happiness from life and pass it on to other folks. 2, Make fire prevention our business — good business. . 3. Put a rack under your dish pan so you cnn stand erect to work If your table or sink is too low. ' Cross Plowing and Geese Are Used by Armorel Man Wilson, N. C., v has a basketball tournament exclusively for fnrni- Ifes every _' December. ' Beavers nave R-spMt.nail on the second toe of their hirid feet. This Is used as a comb and toothpick. By Kellh J. BiLbrey and H. H. Carter, County Agents E. M. Rcgenold, owner and manager of the Avrnorel Planting Company. .Is highly pleased with results secured from use of a combination of geese and cross-plowing this year. ,. Mr. Regenold. used this combination to control grass in 250 acres of cotton. . He said that next year the ''goose- crossp!owing teamV wilt be used'on every acre of cotton that comes up to a decent stand. He further, stated that he believes this combination will prove'to be the best method available to North Mississippi County .farmers for holding colton chopping and hoeing costs to a 'minimum. For cross-plowing 9-Inch plows spaced 18 Inches apart. (center to center). were used on a. Ford tractor and cultivator attachment*. The cotton • was 'cross-plowed : twice, chopped once and weeded once. An estimated twO:hbelngs "were.saved. The . use or cross-plowing with the geese not only reduced the cost of thinning, but also reduced number of gees* needed to k the grass down. Form Price Index Drops UTTLE HOCK (flP) -, A drop' of five per cent In the Oct. 16 to Nov. 15 price index of Arkansas farm products has been announced by " Federal Crop Reporting Ser-" vice, - ' ' 1 ,!e Nov. 15 index is 9 per cent below the Sept. 15 figure which was the high point for 1952. Commodities contributing to the five per cent drop and the percentage decrease are 'cotton, '9 per cent- feed animals, 5; feed grains and hay, 2. The poultry and egg index advanced 8 per cent from trild-be- tober to mid-November, and both dairy products and food gram were up 2 per cent: Read Courier News Classified Ads. : 2,047 IN THE PROBATE COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT. SnSSISSIPI'I COUNTY , ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OP THE ESTATE OF BYRD M. CRAWFOHD, DECEASED ' . NOTICE Last, known address, Blythevllle, Arkansas Date of Death: November 30. 1950 An instrument dated June 11, 1048 was on the 9th 'day of July, 1951 admitted to probate as the last will of the above' named decedent, and undersigned has ,been appointed administrator • -thereun- der. A contest of the probate of the will can be affected only by filing a petition within the time prescribed by law. All persons having claims.against the estate ] must exhibit them duly verified, to'the undersigned, within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred, and be precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published this 4th day of December, 1952. M. E. Crawford, Administrator c/o Claude F. Cooper Box 566 Blythevllle, Arkansas 12:5-12 Read Courier News Classified Ads. SAVINGS ACCOUNT NOW!- IRST NATIONAL BANR BLYTHEVILLE Buy Toy » DEEK Epflet* fw Yi»{ Fahttrs IMPLEMENT CO. South Hiway 61 — Blyth«vill« . USROYAL T , . ....... S«« th* N«w, C*mpad, "f looting" Oliver H«wl j J*» H»» Handy "Hydra-Uctric" Control Sytttmt '. SMMM Coflvwtfoiri M*tW of Attaching lmpl«m««ril ACCEPT THIS OFFER We will pay Vi your fuel bill on any OLIVER DIESEL ' TRACTOR bought from us till July. 1st, 1953. Come in and let us show you t the money-saving advantage of owning an OLIVER DIESEL! FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. PULLING POWER NEVER KNOWN BEFORE 515 E. Main Phone 8166 TOP CASH ALLOWANCES/ Your old tractor tires were never worth so much in trade-in value! I New U.S. Royal Tri- J Rib for steadier steering on^front tractor wheels. New U. S. Royal Plow Tail Wheels for lowest rolling resistance! New, Complete Tire Line For Every Farm Wheell ACT NOW/ A/0 McCAUL TIRE STORE So. Hiway 61 — Across from Swift Oil Mill ^— Phone 8662 John Burnett, Mgr. ROYAL £BLOJ

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