The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 24, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 24, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (AfcK.V OOUBIBK NEW8 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1950 af iners] Insect Damage to Nations Cotton Crop Unofficially Placed at $598,565,000 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 24. — In dollars and cents Insect damage to cotton in 1950 was the second highest In history, totaling $508.585.000, according to a preliminary unofficial estimate released this week by the National Cotton Council. Losses this season have been exceeded only by the record high of $617,871,186 ill 1949. The Council estimated that the boll weevil, bollworn, leafworm, pink boilworm and other pests reduced the lotal yield 16.5 per cent— more than two and a half million bales of cotton and over a million tons of cottonseed. Te.xas, the largest cotton producing state, led in the value of lint aiid seed destroyed, with losses amounting to $107,036,000. The toll in Mississippi was estimated at $101,239,000, and Alabama was hit to the time of $74,031,000. Yield reduction, percentagewise, was greatest In North Carolina, where an estimated 35 per cent of the crop was destroyed. Losses In - •• • Alabama to- i u .m *u ,— - and Georgia production was slashed 27 per cent. of flnt and seed lost to Insects :ind the percentage of yield reduction was as follows: Missouri. $7,614,000. seven per cent; Virginia, $552,000 and 17; North Carolina, $46.150,000 and 35; South Carolina, 552.816,000 and 28; Georgia $56,196,000 and 2T, South Carolina and taled 28 per cent, Arkansas Hard Hit By states, the estimated Florida, Sl.022.000 and 20; Tennessee, $23.166.000 and 13.5; Alabama, 574,031.000 and 28; Mississippi. $101.239,000 and 20: Arkansas, $71,418,000 and 17; Louisiana, $29,580.000 and 18.5; Oklahoma; $20.450.000 and 17; Texas. S107.036.000 and 11; New Mexico. 51,513,000 and three; Arizona, $981,000 and one; California. $'1.197.000 and two. An unusually mild winter which favored n high survival of weevils from 1949—one of history's worst insect years—plus unfavorable weather for poisoning during the season, both contributed to the heavy damage this year, the Council explained. The Council added that cotton farmers in 1950 used a record amount of insecticides and that this program of cotton Insect control prevented even more disastrous losses than those which actually occurred. The cotton industry organization is sponsoring here. December 1-8. Entomologists and representatives of concents manufacturing Insecticides will the fourth annual Control Conference HAVE YOU PAID LEVEE TAXES Will be in Blytheville At Sheriff's Office For The Last Time This Year All This Week Including Sat. Nov. llfh. Osccola At Court House November 13th to 30th. November 30th is LAST day to pay Levee Taxes. See me or those places or mail your check (with exchange) or Money Order (without exchange) to me at Wilson. EMILY P. TRAMMEL Levee Tax Collector Drawer 358 Wilson, Ark. NOTICE ALL CAR OWNERS! If you don't think yoor speednmeler U working cuactlv ri?ht at all speeds, drive in and let as check It. We offer ant-day service an repairs for all can and trucks. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO- 121 East Main Phnne 2122 NU-WA Laundry & Dry Cleaning Call 4474 SHEET METAL WORK- OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, nil mills. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. s Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway phone 2finl (Married j»rtorv_h» deptndeith). Hov, Propoicd C£D Income Tux Plan Would Work •^Wi Hi $100,000 Income $1592 i$300 Ryulor Tax (1951 rotei) Add 5% /$«fensa Tax.* onbslanct $43,088' ,9)2 $2880' Total 'Mtr figuring e Tax $144 Total Tox $1892 Total Tax $54,196 nn- X U£v R f : "n, 00 ^ 15 TAX P y jS ^ENSE TAX-We're oil going to have to ante up a liUh moie to pay for Ihe Korean war, European defense and the upbuilding of our armed forces. More Income lax is one answer. The Committee on Economic Development has recommended a temnorary L»vn-,vlr P ™ ? ? °" P "' th<! T* you pay n ° w ' The NewKtharl shows how it would" affect m, P havJ)Tf, Var !, OU ., S '!TT lax bra ^ ls - You figure your income tax as usual. Then you take what ncornT Filn , , ^ T'" "^'.l' Subtract the sa ™ deductions to give you a new net taxable income Five ner cent of that s'.-n .5 Ihe extra "defense tax" you'll pay if the CF.D r.'nn goes through. Arkansas A & M Reports $4,800 In Farm Profits MAGNOLIA. Nov. 21.— The college farms at state A and M College here made a net profit of $4,£00 during the 194Q-50 school year, Orval A. Childs. head ol the department of agriculture, has reported. Although the farms are operated primarily for Instructional purposes. Childs said the profit was figured above all costs connected with the farm, whether instructional or operational. Largest money maker was the confer with state and federal agricultural workers and with, cotton Industry leaders. lege's swine farm, which had expenditures of w.OOO and income of S5.000 for a $2,COO net profit. Sale of registered ani/nak lo other colleges and to breeders accounted tor most of this profit. The poultry farm had expenses of 53500 and Income of $1,500 (or a net profit of $1.300. The dairy farm had expenses of $18,000 and income ol 519,000 for $1.000 profit. The beef farm had expenses ol $1,100 and income of $1,600 for a profit of 5500. "Since all practical farming Is jione lor a profit. \ve have always tried to operate the college :arm on the same basis, so the students will have realistic experience." Childs said. A new accounting system Installed at the college this year by comptroller Leonard Price has made it possible to keep an exact record of income and expenses of the farming operations. Don't be fooled by "LOOK-ALIKES" LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL OF QUALITY WHEN YOU BUY PARTS It's easy to fool (he eye but hard to "fake" performance. That's why it will pay you to look for the IH Symbol of Quality on the part you buy ... for precision engineering . . . high standards of quality . . , perfect fit... longer wear. Don't take a chance on "look• alikcs," Insist on ihc IH symbol 10' "Parts-Protect" your farm equipment investment... to get peak performance. See Ul Tor/ay Tor !H 5-Star Sertice and IH Quality Ptrtt. m S- STAR SERVICE 31 2 South 2nd Phon«6863 T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. for dependable Repair Service 121 East Main Phone 2122 H oily wood Continued from Page 6' Clark Gable.' On the third day, It was Stanwyck and Cable. The fourth rlaj all you could s« was CLARK GABLE." Barbara is a lass w^io's rii-ht in here pitching Ln front of the cameras when other movie rjuceiis are ileadin? shingles, anemia, virus ind a plsin-pooped-out state to jroducers who suggest it would be! a good idea to do more than one f jicture a year. She says she'll do as many r.s hey pitch at her. because "I get -ircd sitting around." Her business manager can yell ibout hiclicr Income tax brackets until the cows come home. "Oh. Hades, so you give the mo- ley to the government," Barbara reasons. "L-ok. I work to improw •nysclf and to make pictures with :ertnin people. Not that I'm an jngel with a halo' around my head. Sure. I'd like to keep the money, oo. Who wouldn't?" She Wants In Go Western Right naw she's pining to go jalloping across the plains as a wild Duse. "I donVmean the little gal who's left behind at the old rancho and waves soodby to (he men. No, something like 'The Furies' with shooting anil carrying-on. "Let's see, I've tti-ne two other westerns. 'Annie Oafeley' at RKO years ago and 'California.' I was crazy to do 'Belle Starr' but Zanuck fired me before 1 could get-* chance at it." "Once in a while you have to depart from pictures like 'Double Indemnity' and 'Thelma Jordan 1 — the ones where you're screaming and hollering and falling down steps." Except for a hankering for at least one wliack at being a Maisie of the mesas once in a while, Barbara has no blueprint, .for the future. "I Just want (o acl," she sighs. I Just waul lo Iry to tairn something before (hey finally slinot me." Her maid tagged her "Missy." she explains, and moot people call her that. "But Rill Holder) calls me 'The Queen. 1 And Eiroi Flynn calls me Babs. That last one sends me straight to the showers." Video producers are adopting Hollywood's old trick of dialogue written on oia-of-camera range blackboards for forgetful stars. In his declining years, the late* John Barrymore always demanded blackboard (or difficult pa.<sage.s of dialogue. He refused to be chided about it, explaining; "There hasn'l tiecn a line of dla- Ingue written since Shakespeare dial's worth memorizing." U.A. Develops Winter-Hardy Climbing Rose FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Nov 24. Wy—A new climbing rose which Is unusually vigorous, resistant to common rose diseases, and winter- hardy under Arkansas conditions, has been developed by the University al Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. However, Dr. Llp- peri S. Ellis, rlean and director of the station, pointed out that it will be 1952 before individuals will be able to obtain plants of the new- rose from their dealers. The rose has been named Miriam's Climber by its breeder. Dr. H. R. Rosen. \vho is plant pathologist wilh the Experiment Station. Its blossoms range trom peach to pink in color, and are larger than is usual in u climbing rose, often measuring 1 Inches across. They are arranged in rl-sicrs of from 6 to 20 or more buds, on stems a foot or more lon«. which make It ideal as a cut flower] The blossoms have a pronounced rose fragrance, A leaflet describing the new rose has been released by the Experi-, nwnt Statinn. In it Dr. Rosen re-1 ports that Miriam's Climber withstood the severe January freeze in 1913 without losing any wood, mid that during the freeze in March 1948. only 10 per cent of its wood was killed. In contrast, other popular climbing i roses growing along- side lost considerable wood, and some plant* were killed completely. Dr. Rosen points out that (he outstanding vigor shown by the new rose makes It especially desirable for use along roadsides and on pergolas and fences. In fact, if it Is given adequate attention during the first year or two after It Is set out along roadsides, It will be able to compel* with native weeds there-, after, he said. ' In addition to the summer n«st hole, the downy woodpecker chls«li himself a winter home. Best for Sticky, Waxy Soils.. ^ J PLOWS KEROSENE & FUEL OIL Dial 4091 or 740 Sweet Potato Storage Called 'Important' NEW BRUNSWICK. N,J. — tip,— Dr. Robert H. Dailies of Rutgers University knows all about storing siveet potatoes. He says it Is important because Ihe U.S. sweet potato crop is worth SICO.000,000 a year and 20 per cent of it, rots In storage. He. says they should he stored at "f> decree temperature with 90 to W per cent humidity for a few days Thls'will eli'c the potatoes a chance to crow new skin over damaged arras, and keep out disease. Then the temperature should be lowered to 55 degrees. But it you are a housewife and just \\ant to store sweet potatoe for a few days—dunk them In tin refrigerator, he jays. CHECKERBOARD CHUCKLES • From Your Purina Peler ~~ ' ~ "•"'''"'"" "' " ~~" - -..—.BUT W£ KNOW A BETTER WAY TO >* CELEBRATE Feed PURINA SOW & PIC CHOW With Your Groin It's Q milk-maker (or sows —a growth-maker [or pigs. Feed to pigs up to weaning [or fast, early growth and development. Phone .U<)3 L. K. Ashcrafr Co Railroad A Chcrr.v Shirley Hipp XOUR FRIENDLY 1A6NQLIA DEALER Dr. Lindquist CHIROPRACTOR Phone 3170 Bio Chickasawba ' Ferguson 3-Point Attachment If you have .oil where a regular moldboard fail, to scour, try a Ferguson Slat Base Plow In addition U> souring better, these base, are designed for l.ght draft vou'll find they cut your fuel consumption in hard going; These Ferguson Slat Bases a« made ol the h,gh«t q uamy soft-cente, steel lh.1". *«M.™* ™ can oixxi scouring and high resistance • S et them in 12" and 14" widths for .-bottom, and 16 for 3in S le.bottom plows. Ask UJ for a demonstration of this implement. Jack Robinson Imp Co. - n/, 11 M ,1 in *" 500 K. 2371 AND FEBGUSON SYSTEM You're Invited to Corns to Our T E L E V 1 S I © n See the International Livestock Exposition Watch the judge choose the Grand Champion Steer Date: November 28 Time: 2 p.m. (CST) Place: Paul B/rum Imp. Co. This is your invitation to a FREE television ringside seat at the world-famous International, the "world series" of fc agriculture, the greatest livestock show of its kind in the world. In addition lo selection o( the Grand Champion Steer, see a champion sheep dog in action . . . meal-cutting and cooking demonstration ... the new nationar"4-H Club champions. A full hour of educational entertainment. Bring your family. Be our guests. This is a special telecast o[ The National Farm and Home Hour heard on NBC radio every Saturday. ( (UUS CHflLMERS ) V SALTS AND SfRVICI I Paul Byrum implement Co. Phone 4404 122 East Main

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