The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 8, 1952
Page 7
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:vi! Days Fail Jpon Farmers j)f Arkansas ' Whole State Declared Drought Disaster Area; Hog Disease Threatens By HAROLD HART LITTLE HOOK WJ>| - Arkansas irmers have been set upon by evil Witness the fact that the entire aie has been declared a drought isaster area by the federal gov- rnment. And the added threat •om a strange hog disease which lakes hogs lose weight at a time hen they should be gaining for ie market. some will have to reduce their cattle herds. The Extension Service jays corn Is beyond help, However, a fair rice crop Is in prospect. The Elberta Peach harvest Is reaching its peak In the Nashville area and harvest Is going on In the Clarksville and Crowley Ridge Areas. Scattered rains—tlm most recent a Wednesday—brought only tcm- orary relief and then only in a 'w -sections. From throughout the state comes "Uinued reports of burnt out pas- ues and crops. Hot, dry winds have further ag- •avated crop conditions. The state gi'icultural Extension Service says >tton plants are below normal in ze and many are fruiting in the >p. And a second generation of boll ils is bet-inning to appear in fields. An attempt to bring rain by umping dry ice from a. plane Into ie clouds near Chlldrcss in East rkansas failed last Monday, snon- >rs ol the experiment contended a ind blew the clouds au - ny before ie dry ice could be effective. Farmers In all counties of the ate are faced with a serious feed lase this coming winter, and The Second Annual Htiral Health Conference is goins on today and tomorrow in Little Rock and a fair share of the state's farmers are takms It In. This yearly get-lo-geiher Is B splendid ivny to let folk* talk over their health problems and gives others a chance to exchange ideas on how they have whipped health barriers in their own communities. What a difference five months can make. Last March the University of Arkansas purchased 3,100 acres of land from the u. S. Department of Agriculture for a new beef cattle project. At that time, the land consisted primarily of pasture and cutover woodlami. Bui now buildings have been constructed, new fences have been nut up and old ones repaired and 250 head fo cattle are grazing on the land. II amounts to the tilace RettiiiK a brand new face. The project area is being used exclusively for a southern regional research project on the improvement of beef cattle through breeding. H.D.CLUBMEMOS >* Mra. Grrirude II, Hollma* (Hum. D«nons<r»t1ox Aft.l) Nol Too Late Mississippi County farm families are urged to have a fall garden. Many vegetables can' be grown as successfully In the autumn as in the spring. The first important thing is to have a part of the garden free of weeds and in good planting condition. Second, plan the garden carefully and have seeds ready to plant at ) the proper time. Calculate planting schedules so each vegetable will have time to mature before normal I On Missco Farms by County Agent Kcllh J. Bllbrey By H. II. Carter, Assi. Co. Agent Alfalfa Webtrorm Again This Year Charles Langston called this office this week about control of webworm in his altalta. A small outbreak occurred last year. Fields that are infested will show light webs over the leaves, in which will be found greenish to yellovi- i' --green,, hairy worms ment. Cotton Flealiopper Building Up Cotton fleahojiper seems to have beenb uilding n p rather raplrtly In the county .luring the past week or twi. Littlcd milage, if any. is c.v- pectcd or the older cotton which Is henvily fruited and throwing off A large percentage of squares be blasted on such cotton now can "••,"•, • «•""••<• ".my worms cnn ne basted on such rnilon with black dots over their bodies, j without, reducing v elds CotWder n-le'ma^crsnme'nu Sf ta> "" " b!c ^"^ ™**<^%£-\ ma,.con ume a the green ever on y ou ,, g( , r cotton which Is' lust beginning to fruit, well. Flea- con- tissue of the leaves. If not ,.„„trolled, this damage may result in such retarded growth of the alfalfa as to allow grass and weeds to take Control of the web' . hoppers should not be allowed to ural shedding however. Is a de- Hrf, ", 5 ?, U , . niolsturc - N°"'«i< »n «'hi., S \ R \ Car ' y "' "" "^ ! son while plants arc young, but son as the soil moisture decreases' and as a greater demand is placed upon the fruiting plant for soil '• moisture and plant food. For a lime '< after blooming begins, flowering Is j considerably greater than shedding, but later tile bolts shed per day may I equal or even outnumber the'ftnw- ers produced, Durini; n normal season, more than half (he flowers that open liiil to nuike bolls that mature. During periods of prolrmir- ed drought, natural shedding becomes excessive. On You Have Fleas? supply of good water «nd adequate tolh-1 facilities, says BatUila these standards, the govenun an army agency showi th»t on^f G.OOO of Cuba's 80,008 bohtoe meet minimum requirement.!. New! OLIVER Model 33 Self-Propelled Grain Master mos- . enomoo-i o erminate lh( , gist found carpentcrworm damage duri I —- Extra extremities Gone CORDOBA. Spain I/Pi _ Gincs Caballero Zurita, 18, will walk better after an operation. He had nine toes on each foot and six fingers on each hand. The operation was to relieve him at >he surplus. The young chair-maker never has been able to wear shoes. Read Courier News Classified Ads. The Best Paint is The Cheapest! Phone 4551 For An Estimate E. C. ROBINSON LBR, CO. Southeast Missouri FARMS FOR SALE 861 acres In New Madrid County, Missouri, on concrete hijhwaj, with one 5 room modern concrete block residence and six tenant houses. This Is Cypress sandy loam Little River land and Is one of the most fertile farms in Southeast Missouri and Is well drained. 3M acres of cotton will make 450 bales, this year, b a lance,ln beans will make 30 to 40 bushels per acrr. Thl« will make a wonderful farm for » larre farmer or »n exceptionally good buy for an investment. You will have to see this farm to appreciate II. We have other good farms Hsttd for sale. For further Information see A. T. EARLS REAL ESTATE & LOAN CO. HoyH, Mo. Ph 0 n« 555 before planting. . „.. „.„, , Fourth, Irrigate the garden if pos- common on many species of -mui sible. If it Is not possible, mulch ims - Infested trees have large bnr- the vecgtable after the first ?ood rows running through the wood rain if material is available': in'vlth occasional openings through mulching is impractical, keep the] lhcb ark ° f Hie trunk, from which weeds out by frequent shallow hoe- j s««'<lu5t may be forced out or from lr"f. I which a discharge of dark-colored You may secure the planting 1 5n l' wi " be oczint; and discoloring dates tram my office. I'he trunk. The burrows'will some- Keep the Weevils Out I tim « be as much ns 1 to one- It Is difficult lo keep weevils outj ind-n-half inches In diameter. The of dry peas and beans unless de/i- borers vary In size, according nite protective measures are taken 'heir age, from one* inch To prevent loss of these seeds one '""' ~ '"" of the following methods is recommended by the Agricultural Exten- ... „.„ ^^ h^, ...JI.UL*: LUC i *i".'in;i "Miui ti;v[iiaKe Miurinc lu^ll silmr seeds. Some seeds require soaking j In "lade trees on Mr. R. A. Payne's! Sulfur Is a 'lower , ,, u -r imn mvn place. The carpenterworm Is very! phene but do»« little or no hirm rnnminn nn „,.,«,. ....*.,<.... -, . I ,„ u ... "<- l 'v ui no narni to Dene'icial u^ccts, lloln-orni Populations f.ow III the cotton fields observed bv Mr. C-.uinn anil myself, natural control seems to be doing a (rood fob m controlling the present slow rate ofb ulld-up of bolhvorm. At present, we anticipate no serious trouble from bollworm N jn the county this summer. However, cotton should be scouted weekly throughout the remainder ft August In nny cotton making rapid growth (if any*. Normal Shcn.liny nl Cotton High In Many Fields In spite of the fact that we are all familiar with what Is known ns :ar»on msmiMe Into their burrows normal shedding in co i t on hoi™ md cosnig the openings with mud sheddlnR Is very disturbing We "re >r "" " ' Hkcly to fret and worry about It. inches. to to two sion Service. The standard method of protection Is to fumigate the seed with carbon dlsulfide (high-life) in a. tight container. One (luiil ounce is i or putty- enough for eight cubic feet or a fifty gallon barrel. For smnlli n little over. They are white, tinged with pink, with a very dark brown head, and numerous dark-brown tubercles over the body. They are controlled by injecting --'—- bisulfide Into their burrows nuro should first be removed to some distance from the buildings. I Then Ihe lloovs and lower walls I should Ijp sprayed or chLMed iho-^ rm:rhly with f> per cent DDT. The ground mirier and nniund the infested building should also be treated. The best treatment of pets Is fre- qrjpij! (hi.sIJny with denis powder containing at Insl onc-bnlt per cent rotenone, or washing with dcrris soaps. . IielJ Snllcr on the Deerea.te fifty gallon barrel. For smnlli Re d spider Is definitely declining amounts, one teaspoonful Is enough! due to nn tural control. It is diffi- for an eight gallon container, ori 011 ^ '° ^ m d red spider In some half n dozen drops lo a quart. I fields where (hey have been nu ^Fumigation should continue for] oughly aired and then stored in Mr. Ouinn had difficulty " Maybe a review of the facts about normal sheldlnj will help a little— to reduce the fretting, not the shedding. Rain on » cotton bloom during the first day it opens will generally Probably the biggest cause of nat- Housiny in Havana Is Revolutionized HAVANA M';—The revolutionary government of President Ballsta is revolutionizing the piclurc.-qile bohio, a thntcbed hut in ivliicli thmiMinds of Cubans live In rural areas. The government has set up a special commission to Inspect rural housing to bring It up to minimum standards. The bohio, made of the Ihin pliable leaves and the thick, stuot fronds of the royal palm tree must have a concrete floor, n good A re.-il profit-prodnccr for CB^-JS^ growers of grain, beans, seeds and custom operators is the Oliver Model }3 Self-Propelled 12-Foot Grain Master. Modern grain-saving and time-saving features include lix • forward speeds, hydraulic header lift, semi- revolving reel, flat-deck rotary straw walkers, «nd » 45-bushcl grain tank that dumps on the "go." Stop in.and we'll show you such exclusive mechanisms as the double-clutch power take, off that controls ground travel and threshing speed independently. FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. 51 5 E. Main Phone 8166 much carbon disulfide or failure to air tlu beans or peas may cause trouble. Peas and beans for eating may be tainted and planting seed may not. germinate. A lard stand is a convenient container in which to store and fumigate seeds. For small lots, fruit jars may be used. In any case, the container should be absolutely gas- tight. Since carbon disulfide. is highly Inflammable, the fumigation U. of A. Summer Publication Touches On Numerous Phases of Agriculture cles of interest to livestock producers; growers of rice, cotton, small grains, and snap beans; and farm homemakers. chamber should be away from all "Arkansas Farm Research" Is 1s- bulldings. sued four limes a year by the Ex- Heating Is a convenient way to | perlment Station lo make Ihe re- 1 destroy weevils In small lots of j sults of research more quickly avail- peas or beans kept for eating. Heat- a ble to Arkansas farm people than Ing i* likely to destroy germination of seed kept for planting. Exposure to direct sunlight for several hours in shallow pans on a hot day Is effective. A slow oven wlih the door partly open can be used. Twenty, minutes at 150 degrees is the desired treatment. It Is Time To 1. Control fall webworms in walnut, pecan, ash, hickory, persimmon and trees. 'Use arsenate of lard 2 pounds to SO gallons of water. 2. Treat cull peaches to keep them from breeding insects and diseases. Bill them or float them in a pit of I oil and water. ' 3. Be prepared to water valuable trees or- shrubs, especially spring planted ones. was possible in the past, and to acquaint them with the experimental work under way. The summer Issue! is the second to be released. In the first article in the Issue, I on "Good Gains from Permanent • Pastures." Doctors P. c. Sandal and ] R. D. Staten of the Agronomy Department discuss some results of the permanent pasture studies conducted at the Livestock and f?or- cstry Branch Station from 1946 through 1951. Elsewhere In (he Issue Dr. H. R. Rosen and J. O. York Cotton Labor Meeting Set For Wednesday All cotton producers Interested In | obtaining cotton picking labor are being urged by A. L. Story, resident of Missouri Cotton Producers J Association, to attend a meeting to describe Pasture outline the seeding and cultural "Arkwin. A New Winter Oat for Arkansas," and practlccs that glv( > n stilts with Arkwin and other winter oats. Other articles are on "Rice Aeration, Storage, and Conditioning," by Xzin McNeal; "The Relative Values of the Proteins In Cereal Grains." by Dr. Barnett Sure; "Snap Bctm Varieties for Fall Production," by Dr. J. L. Bowers and J. K. Greig. Jr.; "Crinkle Leaf of Cotton, A Result of Manganese Toxiclty." by Doctors V. H. Young and R. L. Bencher; and "Tailored Linen Storage Facilities." by Helen Wells. An editorial statement discusses the procedures followed in conducting research, and points out be held in the Twin Oaks Hotel In i ' he Mcd fc)r1ra " (i " designing, ron- Porlagcvllle, at 1:30 p.m.. Wcdnes- I duclln E- """ Interpreting esperl- , i mental The meeting has been by officials of the Missouri State : Employment Service and affiliated Federal agencies. Its purpose Is to discuss procedures for cotton growers to follow In obtaining cotton picking labor — both domestic and " m R "" rch " foreign -through Service agencies. [he Employment of the state. Copies may be obtained from county Extension agents or from the Bulletin Office, University of Arkansas College of Ag- meeting will be streamlined, and all Interested farmers should arrange According to President Story, the i to be on hand promptly at 1:30 p.m. PULL TYPE USED COMBINES $ 75- $ 800 New 15 CM. Ft. Coolcrator HOME FREEZER This Is JIM under rrUll price. And this gianl freezer Is cnm- plete with basket*. Factory guarantee. • E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. tr-MT WfEEH AWAY WITH ATLACIDE FHI s-ort CH!.otATi &&: KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA unnoj p and many other grants and weedi. DeKroyi weed rools . . . prevents regrowfh. In convenient powder form; eoiy Jo mix for use os a spray. NEW JOHN DEERE SMALL CRAIN ELEVATOR Here's the most useful elevator ever built for grain growers—the new John Decr« Small Grain Elevator! This practical, big- capacity elevator handles every grain-moving job ... loads bins or box cars . .. lakes gralr* from bins . . . and picks up grain piles from the field. Extra-large hopper, big-capacity auger, and wide rubber flights make short work of moving grain from truck or wagon to Ho or box car. Attach the extension anger and hopper unit and you're set to pick op grain pil«« or unload bins in a hurry. .. move gr»»n from practically »ny place yon could use * jcoop shovel. Sturdy construction throughout M- turej years of jpeedy, cost-cutting »ervice. See us soon about the. new John Deere Soul] Grain Elevator. ALL TYPES OF ELEVATORS IN STOCK SSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Hiway 61 14 To Choose From — Buy Now! MISSCO IMPLEMENT COMPANY E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. 61 IMPLEMENT CO "The Farmers Home of Satisfaction" \orth Hlwar SI Phone ZH2 MASSF.y-HARRlS The CFreattst \arne In Comhlnc*

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