The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 1, 1952
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AtWJST 1, 1951 BLTTHEVILLB fARK.) COURIER HEW! FARM flEWS *" p REVIEW Southern Agriculture Makes Remarkable 10-Year Record BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Latest census figures and data furnished by the Bureau of Agricultural Eco- '%nomics of the Department of Agri" F cult«rc combine lo give an encouraging picture of the rural South of today. A folder recently released by The Progressive Farmer, Birmingham, gives state totals on number, size and ownership of farms, cash form income and expenditures, number and value of livestock, and data on livestock, automotive and other mechanical equipment. Some striking farts are brought forth clearly. For Instance, during the 10-year period, 1040-1950, thy by. 11.8 percent. In acreage har- ] earnings to pay off mortgages, and vested by 6.5 percent and In farm workers by 18 percent. Yet, In the same period, the South's farms Increased in total acreage (ineind- ing pastures and woodlots) by 6.2 percent, in tractors by 241.5 percent, In expenditures for livestock and poultry feeds by 358 percent. These figures indicate fewer but larger farms, less acreage devoted buy new equipment and stock, the rural South has banked a huge sum. In 1940, deposits In country banks (towns of less than 15,000 population) totaled $1.18 billion; in 1950 the total was $5.02 billion. The average Southern farm today consists of 150 acres, of which 36 'y acres are devoted to croplands; it raise: 10>i cattle, valued at Cattlemen Warned of Leptospirosis Quick Solo Flight On Missco Farms LITTLE RCCK, Ark. — Official' disclosuro that the disease, bovine S for the Icll £rr I ill HI 1 ), at. I CrtgK ucvuvtril i *v mine 1 .. iv,-y [.a 11 It, vauieu rtt to raw crops and more to pastures I $1,510 and other livestock and poul- ahd livestock, less hired help and try valued at $327, More than 65 more machinery.- Indicatlng a trend to larger (arms, census figures show that farms of le^s than 50 acres de- South'5 farms derrensed in number j crensr-d 12.4 percent, 50-100 acres, 15.7 percent and 100-220 acres, 14.3 percent. Farms of 220 acres and ' 13.6 FAR percent of Southern farms are worked by the ov/ner, and the average farmer had a cash income in 1951 of 53.540 and a worthwhile b»nk account. Mississippi County Lumber Company Phom 8151 over Increased 13.6 percent with I the largest gains in the 1000 acres- j and-over class—36.9 percent. i Much has been safd about the growth of the South's livestock in- luslry, and animal census figures and valuation for several classes are given by states. As a whole, the South owned, as of January 1, 1052, 27.881,000 cattle—31.7 percent of the nation's total. The South still owns 92.4 percent of the nation'sm ules . . . 11 is hard to believe that there are still 1.717,000 of faithful workers in the South. But theer are also 926.000 tractors and 822,137 trucks at work on Southern fields, find that tntals almost exactly one tractor or truck for every mule. It Is Interesting to note also that over 40 percent of the tractor-owning farms get along entirely without horse- or mule-power. The farmer ts a big spender, too, as shown by figures. During 19i9 he spent over 3848 million fir hired labor. $551 million for livestock and poultry, $701 million for feeds. S294 million for gas and oil. and 5185 million for tractor and machinery repfiirs. To show that the average Southern farmer's economic position has been bettered, 1,747.014 of the South's farms are operated by the OAvner (or manager) and only 905,321 by tenants. This Is an Increase of 12,1 percent among owners, and a decrease of 37.5 among tenants. The South's cash I arm Income in 1940 was $2.54 billion, and in 1950 ith ad grown to $8.42 billion—an increase of 230 percent. Besides using R large part of the increased Sanitation A Must in Fly Control Please Understand Now thai the election is over, you fall back to earth! Let's reunite, as usual, into one cooperative group [lei for the progress and protection of has invaded still an-•! Mississippi County other state, brought a warning to-! _Recently I have heard some peo- day from (he American Foundation for Animal Health that this problem is now becoming one of the .seriou.s new threats to cattle health In this country. can't your bettor judgment? we all appreciate our political and Foundation""authorities cited thf-<e : tl l mocratl , c ™*hnd of letting (he points for farmers to remember in' off]CC sepkers express themselves as j they will and by being satisfied with : the majority vote for the winner? : It is the very best system we have Flies are a nuisance about the licmw »nd they may spread disease They can contaminate, food in the cent, kitchen or on the table by celling | herd guarding against the disease: "Leptospirosis is caused by a spiral-fhaped germ that get.s Into the blood stream of rattle through the <=kin. or through the rtigrstire, respiratory and reproductive imcts. It h; spread by contact with the infected animals, also by rats. "Symptoms in some cases may Include sudden illness, lass of appetite, fevrr, depression and abortion. In - other cases, however, the \ only warning may be a thickening j and yellowness of the milk, and a ! drop'in milk production. - 1 you are interestpd in learning how "As manv as 30 percent of the to ' (Jc . ntI J Choppers, shavpshoot- m-tenant cows mav lose their ralvcs. f rs ' pl ? nt bll ? s ' r " spl ? c !'i bl * cye Death IOKM average about 5 per- ! bu ^ "»« ™8 H cs, boll worms, although 70 percent ot the i ° vtc " yo ?"* * vc ? L m opportunity. You wiU be able to learn which m- .cith J. Btlfcrty bean* until about the tenth of August, You can certainly prny, however, lor a rain and for cooler nights by that time. Otherwise, the soy. beans may not set a good crop. N I am Starving for Tomatoes I love tomatoes as well ns anyone but I just- can't afford to pay -!0 cents a pound for Ihf-m Tomatoes are like Ogden soybeans or some other crop; they just cannot set fruit when (he temperature averages above 85 or 90 degrees. Scores of jwople have asked us what kind nf insect was cutting the tomato blr>s- Koms off. It is positively not inject _ _ damage. The tomato plant has a in the world for selecting the polill- Jo' n ^ Just back of the blossom Jimi cal leaders that we need. Surely you ! when th e temperature Is too high have the ability to discuss differ- j an abscission layer of rolls is farmed enccs of opinion without strong feel- antj ttie bloom is thrown ofT, If you j Stephen Foster, who wrote Riich songs a« "My Old Kentucky Home 1 ' and "Old Folks At Home", died homeless ana rorcaken in R New York hospital charity ward. The distribution of milk In th* United States Involve* about 190,00* motor trucks alone, not Including the extensive use ol rallroa4 transportation. pie express utter disgust with poll- lies. They ,say it's rotten, it slinks, and it's crooked. May T appeal to j ings. Let's not. give the impression i to our young people that politics ' is bart. It's mostly good. A Chnnre In Learn We are going to hold an Insect Identification -school this coming Saturday morning f August 2.1 If may become infected." the r on dishes. Better control of flips was made possible by development of DDT. but sorayinR with DDT i<s not enough. Flies resistant to DDT j disease to olher animals. have developed, so sanitation and ! screening are also necessary, savs Home Demonstration Agent Gertrude B, Holiman i sects are bad, which Insects are • friendly. This insect tour will start from the County Agent's Office, court , , , . , ., at 8:00 A. M., and should "When leptospirosis is suspected | end aboul „.„„ A M Pafms V( , ry near Blytheville will be visited. You Foundation said. "Cattle that recover can remain carriers for months, and spread the run keep your plants olive until cooler weather, you can s,tHt make [ some Tomatoes this Fummer and fall. ' State 4-H ramp | You people sent the finest bunch f of 4-H Club boys and girJs to Fay- | etteville with whom any county agent could hope to work, They bo- hnved themselves admirably. ' they came back with many "A" nwnrcls. and Jim Taylor from Leachvitle missed first place in the TrdLior Driving Content by one-half point.] The competition was lenific. Sixty | counties had entries. Jim is a great contestant nnd n flne sport. it Is necessary for the veterinarian to have careful labatory texts made i are , nv j led to go on tms tour niuj Th« Best Paint Is The Cheapest! Phone 4551 For An Estimate E. C ROBINSON LBR. CO. Gold was discovered in Tasmania in 1851 and 20 years later a valuable tin strike was made. to the house. U.seri in connection with sanitation and screening, spraying with DDT vill keep n house vlrt- fllly free of flies. Spraying should 'e done In barns, poultry houses, hog houses, privies .and other outbuildings where flies are common. In spraying dairy barns it may be' necessary to substitute methoxy-' chlor or linriane for DDT to comply with Health Board regulations. If barns and outbuildings are thoroughly sprayed, most flies will be killed before they come to the house I consume any stomach .poison that and little spraying around thel ml B ht ^ on tbe surface of the fol- house Is necessary. Spraying a!l [ Expert Co. Artificial controls may then be needed. These are chemical sprays that kill the pe.sL 01= contact. Usual poison sprays are ineffective. the aphid plunges leaves, but rtoesn't _ JfcM w t nv IXU chew them. Therefore, she does not land has put his corn in a tern; Reason her beak that. into You have henrd the million dollar rain; what I am looking for screens and spraying the Inside walls and ceiling of the back porch Good results may be had by using nicotine or any other approved and the outside wall of the back insecticide that kills by contact. To porch around the door may be suf- be fully effective, repeated spraying flclent. Full directions for use of DDT In housefly control are given In Extension Leaflet No. 141, "A Fly-Free Farmstead." may be needed, since new Infestations may soon replace those destroyed. Aphids are usually prolific, and they travel. Females is a five million dollar rain for Mississippi County. An inch of rain all over this county right now could easily be worth five million dollars. Thank God lor cotton and for soybeans. What else could go sixty days without rain and stand temperatures above 100 degrees? Our corn is almost completely destroyed. Merrill Osborne at Rose- npo- rary upright silo. Harry Wright'and Lewis Townsend at Manila are two nt the other farmers who are thinking about putting their corn in silos. A. C. Spellings at West Ridge is shocking his corn. Many open cotton bolls were reported this week. That's not good. Our cotton crop t and its prospects re- ! nre actually deteriorating now. Some Contact Sprays | Best Control For Tree Aphids Most home owners go all out lo rid their gardens of aphids, but often neglect control practices when the plant lice are In trees—where they may do great damage. Actually, aphids spell trouble two ways. They are bad Tor the trees—deplete them by sucking, plant Juices—nnd bad for pedestrians and motorists. Park your car under an Infested tree and H is likely to he covered In short order by honey-dew which the insects give off. Saunter by and your neat Summer duds may be splattered. During mid-Summer aphids are likely to become particularly troxi- belsome, says P. C. Heiiitzman, field representative "of the Davey Tree generations | fields and areas are sad. is rather general. TRAILERS WHILE THEY LAST ! BRAND NEW TRAILERS FOR HAULING COTTON OR SOYBEANS Peru Trailers Equipped iv i t h springs*. Has <>50xlfi six-ply (ires. Il's priced now at jnsl.. . McCorrnick-Deering Tractor Trailers with springs. Wilh liTOxlo four- ply tiros, il's a bargain at Same Trailer McCormick - Dccring Irac- inr trailer equipped with COOTA1 ,si\-ply fires is your for .pJJ/.UI Trailer Alone If you wish to buy Ihe Me- Cormick-Deering 1 r aiil e r f ~\-\n f\f\ alone (without tires) il's 3//O.UU only . / Minnegpolis-Moline Used Combine Pull-Type J with Engine 250 DELTA IMPLEMENTS lie against II con- Shedding Don't Get produce for several without any mates Even the ant conspires man to protect the aphid. It con- Don't worry just yet about soy- idcrs honeydew a good staple and ! beans shedding their blossoms' If ares for large numbers ot nphlds you have been a close observer in s solicitiously BS does the dairy- the past, you have noticed that the ian his herd. Ogden type .soybean never sets any Commission. 4-H Conservation Camp Is Booked For Petit Jean MTTLE ROCK—Some 160 Arkansas 4-H club members arc eligible to attend Arkansas' first Stale 4-H conservation camp. August 1114. To be held at Petit Jean state Park, the camp will be under direction of the Agricultural Extension Service, with the State Game and Fish Commission. Soil Conservation Service ami the Resources and Development Commission cooperating. The camp program features ron- servatton nf soil and water, game fish and native plants. One boy anrl one girl. from each county in the stale may attend. The camping program Is .sponsored by Charles L. Horn, president of Federal Cartridge Company, Minneapolis, Minn. Camp director will be Harold A Howell, forester for the Agricultural Extension Service. Other staff members will be D. S. bantrip. state 4-H club agent; L. H. Burton, horticulturist.; James L. Oatti.s. tural engineer; Miss Dorothy Price district home demonstration agent; Mls« Blanche Randolph, foods specialist; and Graham P. Wrtghl, community activities specialist, all with the Agricultural Extension Service; George Purvis and Gene Bush, Arkansas Game and Fish •f V. S. J?v&4«- O*. 6863 ~ BLYTHEVILLE, ARK ARAMITE t "Knocks Out" Red Spiders on Cotton For Best Results Us* Chapman Aramite Formulations (Dust or Liquid) Proven in nation-wide Aramitc's positive killing powers and long residual action end the menace of Red Spider damage to your cotton. While the initial cost may b« somewhat higher than for other materials, Aramite gives you lorjger- lasting protection and is safe to ap- use ply. Fewer applications are sary and "knockout" control of red spiders IK accomplished with economical dosages. Add Aramite lo your col Ion insect program for complete control •f Red Spiders and other mites. POWERFUL Killing powers last longer. ECONOMICAL Fewer applications needed /»r camplet-e. control. LABOR SAVING Can be mixed with other uis&clicidt spray. SAFE No*-kaa*r4otLS t* m«rt. Planter's Flying Service DISTRIBUTORS OF CHAPMAN PRODUCTS Air Base Hangar 3 Phone 3721 YOU SAVE MORE OF YOUR CROP... HARVEST FASTER if Longer separating area ... 101 indies from the center of Ihe cylinder lo Ihe discliarye point in the 12 loot "26"—124 inches in Ihe >6 loot "27" . . . lels you cut (aster, covering more acres, gelling more ol your grain at less cost. The slraw moves in a loose . . . open . . . ribbon. It'i pitched and tossed over each inch oi the v/alkers, shaking oul every hit of your grain. It'* nil parl ol Ihe amazing new Massey-Harris combine principle—Balanced Separation. See us the next lime you're in town . . . aaV about Balanced Separation wilh its longer, h:g capacity walkers and olher clus features! t 61 Implement Co. "The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway GL i>hon« 2141 aldrin Aldrin Is the fast-acting, powerful, law-east iiwvrer to jro« boll weevil problem. j Quick KIIUi If the weevil enis, touches, or breathe* sldrta; he dies. Dead weevils show inside of two hours. Low Cost: Aldrin's Killing Power is measured in just ounce* par acre. That gives you weevil control at exceptionally low cost. Eaiy-to-use . . . as Dust or Spray i Aldrin handles easily in any conventional application equipment. . . comes in dust or spray form. And aldrin'a low concentration means lew clogging of spray nozzles. BOLLWORMS? For highest kills, use riieMrin-DDT. This lethal combination^ has proved to give /ies( control of the profit-thievinp boUworm as well aa boll weevil. So, at. the first sign of bollworni trouble, spray or dust wilh dieldrin-DDT. See your insecticide dealer, now aldrin &dieldrin SHELL CHEMICAL CORPORATION r. O. Bo. 70M, HouiXm I. T.jn, IOB WillJnm-Olivar Building. AlloMa >, GvofgFo 1221 lotuil Slrlll, St. Uuh 3, Miitowl the Peach Crop Is Short! ,^--., it's Now Half Gathered A?"" \ r *•*$& ? We now have Freestone Peaches X^ ^x' Wholesale or Retail BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET Main Street Blytheville

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