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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 22, 1930
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1930 BLYTHEVH/LB, (ARK.) COUIUKR-NEWS PAGE Feed Crops Cotton Livestock A PAGE FOR THE FARM AND THE FARM FAMILY A -weekly leature ol the BlyUicvllle Courier News, prepared witli the cooperation ot the agricultural cammlUce of the lllytlieville Chamber of Commerce and the county agricultural and home demonstration agents. Farm Home Gardening Poultry Will Discuss Farm Outlook at Meeting Here Tuesday PRIMS FN | €*»{!!£ K«r». Flock Tc Gei Most Eggs Piaftt»i>le e-i ;KC'duct:o.i in the till cor.v.ot !:e c'c'-sirxd it-am gullets thai nre r.llov/fd the fresuo.n of tl'e is:™, irom sun-up to a'.m- <lown with no provisions maJc Situation Affecting Markets for Other Crops Will Also Be Taken Up. The cotton situation; the outlook fur livestock. Iced and food crops the general business situation, and adaptation ot the outlook information to Mississippi county will be themes discussed at, the annual agricultural outlook meeting to DC held at. ihe court house Tuesday February 25. starting at 10 n. in. Among the well known ngrlcul tural authorities to lake part n the programe arc: T. Roy Reid o Lille Rock, assistant director of ex tension work in the state; E. B. NYhllaker, director o! the cotton experiment station at Marlanna and B. H. Thlbodeau of Washington, D. C., stalisliclan of the departmem of agriculture. Thi~meeting is called so tha'. those interested in agriculture, eitn- cr fanning or in business, shall have the opportunity of hearing trio fundamentals of the conditions at present thoroughly discussed by cs- peils. J. E. Critz, county agricultural agent, is sponsoring the.programs. pulicls may t;o;t wcnr.s and fcu^s arid o.xvUc r. little fi'rain in ihcir rj:n:l;ks in the ficids, they will not ,'<at er.ouph of the right hind of ittria in .ny many «EK=- l°or this j'c^.so:! ir.cny farmers wlio make l/ovldy c profitable side-line see ti it that their flocks arc provided with mash, grata and skimmilk cv- ciy moT'.rlng before they arc permit ted to leave the hen A pltTi to force hcno to eat pkn- '/ 01 egj-mckine feeds, follows i by r.iany successful poultry keepers, is to conflnc the floclt VLf.til 10 o'clock every morninff. About seven ^oun'ls of grain is fed to esch 100 her.r. A seed CTJITI mi:;tara is 100 -«•*>. ing equal part by weight of bran, shorts und corn meal, if plenty ot skiniiriilk is always available. fesidcs grain and mash feed?, sVimmilk or some other animal is needed to provide egg-making ration. _'ed sour each uay is tho est animal protein food. On dairy arras it is r.lso the cheapest, i'or CO liens from 30 to W) iwunds of kimmillt crc required each day. Skimmii-c is best icd in a clean :in pail set oS the floor on a plat- torm. An n'jundant supply of minerals is also required for good egg pro- cuction. A good mixture is oyster shell tnd li^ie rock grit. tr _ . Eesidta iorcir-e pullets to est egg-mokiiig feeds, another advantage of kcsping the layers in the |x>ultry house each morning is that :r,or» ?ggs will be !aiU in the house pounds cracked corn, pourms wheat, and 50 pounds oats, Tho mash rnixtura should bo fee in an opiii Iiopper and bfi cvail- nblc for the hens at ell times. Ths liens should eit at least 10 ; •>f it ivsry dty. A r.i^sJi and fewer in bidder, about the farm. In addition to makin greater egg profits, keeping pul lets and hens in Uj'Ing condition in the fall by proper Ceding makes certain thai they will lay more g£3 in t!:e winter. It certainly ,-jrc y=-ys to fc-e'J kyers well in the SOLIjlW No Danger Too Much Cotton if County Grows Plenty of Feed Agent Declares OSCEOLA, Ai'k., Feb. 22,-Mls- s'iflpp! coimly lias become famous throughout the south and natioi as a cotton producing county, bii U appears that this reputalloi may have been gained at the ex penso of a snte and sane funning system, according to County Agcn S, D. 'Carpenter of Osceola. who in discussing the agricultural situation and the outlook for 1030 In Mlssl&s'.ppl county, continued as follows: "The slogan adopted several years ago, 'I-'osd and feed plus cotton means prosperity lor Mitsis- sippi county,' cannot be improved additional IU-ITS planted lo liny crops ami many other Io;d tind fc«\ v.ops In the s;vme pvopuvtlon. Wo IHv in a comity where the average limn, on nvoL'age land, Is taving iwo tons ot hay per acre, •et we hick aj.OW) lens of pro- tuu Mua \ve need. What hny crops should be plained on 14,000 icrcs All ilns haul Is suited lo OIK of the llnvo hay crops—ullul- fa, red cluver and timothy, or soy ns, and a treat iiovltou of the entire litres will iiruducu any one ol Hie ihvi'c sticcciiifully. "Allulla is iK'Vlmp:; (jenenilly nc- cepled ;ib the best liny crop thai- can be uioun In M l wi:-sippi county, but liit'ic arc many good furin- cis whu favor soy beans or inuo- ILL FILL iED thy clover. H Is true thul . . ran te made on the farm by nli-[lato svtumcr tnd fall. upon. Cotton has always been the At OscfoU Monday OSCEOLA, Ark—The 1930 out- Icok for Mississippi county farmers and allied business mcu, \vitl Ue presented at the ann.ual outlook meeting to be held in Osceola on Ihe aflcrnoon of February 24, at Ihe courthouse. The outlook for livestock, feed and food crops, Ihe cotton situation and ge'ueral business conditions in this county will be the subjects of- round table discussions following talks by T. Roy Reid 01 Little Rock, assistant slate director of extension, and E. 13. .Whittaker of Marlttnna, director of the cotton experiment station. Another will be B. H. Thibodeaux, of Washington, statistician of the TJ. S. Department of Agriculture. FEED PULLETS PLENTY 0? E€-3 MAiCKS H3DS IN FALL State Agronomist Speaks at Wilson High School ST. LOUIS. (UP)—With hospital .construction totaling $10,000,000 scheduled for completion durini; 1930, and five hospitals erected during the past five years at. a cost of $7,500,000, St. Louis is experiencing a phenomenal development o! hospital facilities comparable to any city in the United States. THERE IS 1W WILSON. Ark., Feb. 22—The two fundamental factors governing corn production are the control of moisture, and nitrogen, according lo D. J. Burleson. slale agronomist, who spoke at Ihe farmers meeting In Wilson on "The Necessity of Growing Feed in 1030 and What to Grow." G. W. Knox, extension poultry- man, on the program at the same meeting, discussed "The Home Flock nnd How to Make it Pay," advising Ihe proiwr housing of hens during the winter months if profitable egg production were obtained. The meeting was the filth of a series of agricultural meetings conducted weekly during the spring monlhs by County Agent S. D. Car- I«nlcr of Osceola and E. Y. Filch leachcr of vocational agriculture • ol Wilson. .The last meeting of the scries wll be held in the Wilson high schoo auditorium on the aflcrnoon o ilarch 5, when the economic feed ing ot livestock will be dlscussct by M. W. Muldrow, state livestock specialist. n>. lift, OF War Guilt Misused BUDAPF,ST (UP)—In the opinion ot Count Friedrich Szapary, Anstro-Huugarian ambassador '.o Russia at Hie outbreak oC the recent Euroiican conflict, there can be no question of "war guilt" so long as a nation still has the right to go to war. Interviewed by a prominent Hungarian journalist ir connection with the rcsiransibililj fcr Ihc World war. which the \ci- Trealy lays fit Germany door and which Is sllll being seriously and heatedly discussed n certain Ceulral European quarters Count Szapary declared (hat my mind there is no such thing a war guilt, or rather, that the tern has been widely misused." tf 'inance Corporation Offers Opportunity to Buy Quality Gilts. Just recently •• Blylheville farm- :r sold a bunch of hogs which he lad raised from Wo brood sows or $370 cash. When asked what it had cost lira to grow this bunch ol hogs, e said: "It may have cost me the seventy dollars, not more. The pigs were raised on pasture ar.d in the cornfield where I had planted soybeans with my corn, and on the slop from the house. I fed a little corn occasionally. At least. S300 of that amount, is velvet for me." The experience of this man can be the experience of any (jood farmer around Blylheville. If he is not able lo gel a start raisins hogs himself, the Live Stock Pi- nance corporation will help him do so. All tho corporation will want lo be assured of is lhat he Is sincerely interested in bettering his condition and is a man who respects his obligations. About thirty farmers In this section have taken advantages of tho major money crop for the farmers of Mississippi county nnd I don't think we will ever see any crop grown In this county lhat will equal cotton as a cash crop on anything like as large acreage as that now planted to cotton. However, cotton is not a cash crop 'or many of those who are grow,ns it, but is a credit crop. Results Tel! the Story "I would not attempt to prove to these men with figures that they should grow ample feed for their livestock and not plant the fcnco :orncrs to cotton, for they can show you where they . can take the money fromo 330 pounds of lint cotton, which is the average yield for the county, and 6uy twice as much feed as could have been grown 0:1 the same amount of land, yet on the other hand, any man who is capable of thinking, has given thought to this question, knows that in practice lhi s kind of farming is unsound and Ihe man who i>ersists in growing cotlon and buying feed Is certain lo fail. It you have any dou'ot about tlic unsafe incihod of farming where feed has to be bought each year, an- i,wcr this question by investigating the circumstances of some of your neighbors, who raised anile feec for the past five years. You wll not only find that they are better ofl financially but that they are the best lu'ks in your community from every standpoint. "It is a question how much long er we are going to continue to hav< o\ir htvy bams in Kansas nnd ou corn cribs in Missouri when th average acre of Mississippi chin ty land will produce 30 bushels o corn and Ihc average yield of hay is tVsO tons per acre, which, is exactly double what, the average acre ullallu hub been a (allure lor many Individuals nnd these failures in most t'Lisc.i were due to one of two causes—in fei lot 1 preparation, or trom bdtig planted ou lauds vuv- sullcd lo llit: growing of lids crop, and in ninny ca^cs where failure arc mummed lo unsuitable lands, it is due largely to inferior preparation, riant Alfalfa Afler Beans "Alfalfa thoiild be seeded In llio fall ol Ihc year, following a crop of soy bcnus. If maximum yields are to be hud, and if you expect. Ihe four itanrts lo hold for three ol ycnrs. You arc working •against nature lo {.ecd this land excepi in Ihc fall. If you Cril/ Tells Methods and Varieties '1 hat Will Yield Most Profitably. i By J. E. CHIT/ L'ounly Kami Agent There are many inrmers that nix .ovv inlercsted and anxious to ,uo\v what Iced crops will l») proillubly on Ihe average Missis sippi county soils. Mrsi: cum, pal on medium ti good land and careinlly cultivate; wlili, \uiere iwrvSiDle, Irom 2UO pounds 01 cpiick aclliiB nuro yen icrlllKcr, will e'vc u mucll Del u-r yicia of com and uicrcby re (luce tne cosi ol prouucuon torn per busncl. Many limners las year used nitrogenous ici'llli^t irom 100 to 300 pounds per acri ScvciM ul tliese deiuoiuitralloi were cuiclully measured and II yields were mensural. Where II* lanrt pounds MIS used (lev nere nn 11 have, dense ol I? bushels per acre ni I 1 ' been planning to seed alfalfa Uds| harvested. We luid mi mcreiise spring, sow a cro;> of soy beans 0:1 the land. You will very likely net a greater tonnage ot hay from Ihc beans lhan If alfalfa was planted, and the quality wilt equal that of alfalfa. ThLs crop will come olf about September 1st, and with a disk Imi vow and roller, or cultl- packcr, you can prcpurc nn Ideal seed lien for Hie alfalfa. Of eoursc aUulfa musi lie K own on well drained land, and In some instances an application of lime mny be ncces- jary. "Clover and timothy seeded or .he low, Marti, wet kinds of the county has proven to lie a profitable practice. Every farmer knows his type of land Is mean to work, hose renting land try to avoid It, !or, they know they haven't an even chance with a crop of corn or cotton. They fail to make n profit at least 3 out of 5 years. It Is not an easy waller to yet a stand of clover and Uniothy on this kind of land, however, there is no difference in ihls respect than Ihc planting of any other crops, ns it is difficult to get tl:c seed bed prepared. yields us high as y* busneis acre wtii'rc an mcrcnse of lerthiy.- er wns uscil. '1'hc l«o reasons wny we are so exceedingly snort in coni prouuctiim arc, llrsi, we neeil niucn more acreaijc, second, we neetl some 01 the beller urained soils planted lo coin. I winked mill one farmer tlw pasl year who had a good acreage 01 cum. and his culuvniion cost him $li.M pur acre, ins yield corn was 5a uiisncls per acre. Thib coin was made ut u coal of be- iwcen -it) unci 50 cents per bushel. I'lant .Soybeans In OiVl* Our hay cioj>3 arc exceedingly short and we need more hay lhan any oilier one Iced cro|). To farm eis lhat are desiring early leetl crops 1 would rucoinmiMiu ilwt Uic> take an acreage of land llmi well drained and of good nicdiun lertihiy and plant 11 In oats )ns as soon as pusslble at ihe rale o one and one hull bushels per acri. On llils oals me inlilitle or Inst ol THE EARS OF SHORT-HORNEO GRASSMOPPEPf? ARE IN THfSlR- ABPOMENSV KATYDIDS AND CRICKETS vnrn -THEIR. FROU* . LESS.' CALIFORMIAM WOODPECKER STORES GffSAf NUWSERS '-, OF ACORMS tM SMA1.U HOLES MADS IN UME.S- THEV AKS • •"" SO TISHTW WSPS6O W THAT (T IS DIFFICULT TO REMOVE THEM. O1UOBY NtA KXVKC. I«C Soy Bean Hay Excellent "The ideal method of seeding timothy and clover is to sow in Ihe fall, behind it crop of soy beans. If cotton land Is lo lie seeded, the best method Is to cut the stalks and prepare the Innd with a disk. If possible, get the land ready by the middle of February, and if clur- ine the last half of the month there April 1 would recommend broadcasting across the oais with a grain drill one bushel ot Laredo soybeans or one and one half bushel of Vlrulnias per ncre. If your land is Him soil, I woukl pieler drilling wlin Ihe one horse sword planter at tho rnlc of H pouuus of Laredo beans |>er acre, about JU inches npnrl. In case 1 used Ilin Virginias 1 would use 2B'.i pounds. This would give you approximately the s?me nuiniicr of beans per acre, due to Ihc dillercnt size of beam. is enough snow to cover the ground, seed on the snow and the seed will b«. taken into the ground as the In case your plant your soybeans on me oals in rows 30 Inches apart cut the oals with a binder, or if ol land throughout the state of) ben obtained by seeding at the melts. The best results have J'ou do noi have a binder, raise tne f Havana Traffic Problem HAVANA (UP)—The constan violation of traffic and siwcd law on the highways of Cuba, espccla ly on that section of the Cenlra Highway which has already been opened to traffic, Is causing Or. Cailos Miguel de Ccspcrtes, sccre- lary of public works, who, together with several engineers and advisers of Ills department are studying plans to check ihis reckless driving. 'WtffC "ttou t oil -TUS9 *GSOWH-llP' ^^l Planning Ahead BOURG, (UP)—Rlgnal, a village of 265 inhabitants, is preparing for 'a wedding ceremony booted for 1932. For three years the village has not had a marriage. f4 <&£> lance corporations oficr to fiance pure bred hogs. It has been decided to hold the Icr open for another week and ve farmers who arc interested in is proposition an opportunity w ilk it over and decide if they want i take advantage 01 the olfer. After next Saturday the propo- .lion to buy gilts bred for sprin.; arrowing will be closed and tlw ills bought lor those men whoss pplications have been approved. I ou are interested, call at Uic Chamber of Commerce office a nee nnd place your application. Arkansas produces. "A (Trent deal Is being said just now about the probable acreage that will be planted to cotlon this year. Everybody in the streets is talking it, the newspapers arc filled with it, all advocating a reduction in acreage. I agree with all who are preaching reduction of acrc- in colton for 1030, provided farmers can be shown what crops Ihcy may plant to replace cotton. Feed Crops Arc Needed "Finding such crops may be iiroblcm in some sections of the cotton belt, but thai is certainly not the case in Mississippi counts'. If ample acreage is planted lo corn, hay and pastures to insure adequate feed for our livestock, the cotlon acreage will an- ralc of 15 pounds of Ihr.othy and 12 pounds of clover. "Soy beans arc a wonderful hay crop. They will yield more lhan blade ol the mowing machine to keep from clipping Hie beans any more than possible. Then take one mule with a 10 inch shovel and center furrow between the rows 01 *-'L*iv. 411UJ 1VI11 VIIIU Jljmt Llnu, , U. tons of hay 'per acre that is young soybeans equal to alfalfa in -feeding value. Since we have learned ho much about, this hay crop there is no occasion, even for the man who rents for only one year at a time, failing lo grow his Iray. Tho price of soy bean seed is fairly reason- 1 able and if you do not have sufficient hay acreage, put i» a lew of soy bean teed Is fairly reason- ot them when you feed the hay the- next v/inler." FAYETTEVIbLE — Horticulturists near Farmington will ship this tcmalically be reduced. In fact, j season 100,000 baskets made of If sunicicnt food and feed is grown U would be impossible to overcrop with cotton. "Mississippi county needs 14.000 Ozark walnut. The baskets, for which a conlract V" 15 recently signed, will be used in moving ths grape crop. When Cal. Welcomed Cal : rench Military Medals For 45,000 War Veterans PATHS OJP>—Twelve years after the war, -I5.m French soldiers •\re to be awarded the Military Medal, formerly one ol France's highest war honors. The medals will go to men cited for bravery ar.d a-o'.mdcd during Ihc war but who have since received no furllicr recognition. OIO01YHCAKKVKHM. HARRISON -At a special municipal election March 18, citizen'; will decide the fate of n proposal by which a city hospital would be construcled from the proceeds of a $25,000 bond issue. Tnc city council recently approved such an ordinance. It Is planned to use the bond proceeds for purchase of the site and for construction, after which contributions would be asked for the purchase of equipment ana furnishings, When former President Coolidge decided to visit the west coast with Mrs. Coolldge, lie asked the Los Angeles postmaster to modest hotel room and to meet them at the station. reserve a Postmaster P. p. O'Brien did 50, but about 09 per cent, of Los Angeles' population came down to be sure the postmaster did the Job right. Above you see part of the crowd around the Coolldges' car as It left the station. und mill down whh scratchers us level as ix>5Siblc. Take otf your soybeans in August, or, it Lurcdos, in HcplcniDcr. 'I/he cue big advantage of this method is thai it eliminates In June when the peak ot your cotton work is ut hand a lo: of extra vork. It is a very dllhcult problem 0 handle your co'.ton cvon, cut, oals, break your stubble lain ind replant all at Hie snme tun. 1 . The plowing out. of the soybeans where planted in rows can be done nuch quicker man you can brcaK Ihc land, because you are r.ol brcnX- ng the en'.irc acre of land. Tins will give you feed quicker tnnn anything 1 know of. l-'or any ur.c who Is desiring lo plant nlfalla tins fall tne oats and soybeans arc a line forerunner to the seeding of the altalla. I would advise anyone that Is contemplating seeding alfalfa, cither this spring or tills fall that they have their soil tcslcd for lime before Ihey plant alfalfa l have lesl- ed several samples of soil Just recently for lime and found tna', several of them were so acid liial alfalfa could not be prolltably grown on the soil that the farmer wanted to seed to alfalfa, although there arc other soils on Ihe Mme plania- 1 lion or Jarm where the soil was adapted lo Ihc grovdiig ol alfalia. Mammoth Bronns In Corn We have a campaign on lor 10,000 acres ot soybeans for Mississippi county this year. We are urging and recommending that soybeans be planted in every acre ol corn that Is planted In itic county, using the Mammoth Brown variety, ns It is considered the best variety for this purpose as it docs not shallcr oul as as some ol the other varieties do and will come up planted deeper lhan any of the other varieties, also it is » very prolific yicldcr. By running a fence around your cornfield ancr the corn has been harvested you can winter your mules from ihe time you harvest your corn until March, if you have sufficient acreage. The one big-expense of tne 111 next plowing season. We have n number of farmers in the county that have wintered Inch livestock at practically no cxiwnse, due lo the soybeans being planted l« tlio corn and everyone knows that the cheaiwst feed for livestock Is lhat which they harvest for themselves. A committee of reprcsenlallve farmers from the county have been working wllh the county agent on ccrlaln practical recominendnllon.'; for feeding crops for Mississippi county. They recommend Hint, we should produce as near us iwssiblc 85 bushels of corn per mule or Ihree acres of corn for each mule and thnt we should have one third of an acre planted for each brood sow on the farm, two-lhtnls of an ncre of corn planted for each dairy cow on the fnrm nntl one acre lor every 25 chickens on the farm. They also recommended the feeding of two and one hnlf tons of good legume hay for each dairy cow and recommended the growing of three tons of hay for each head of work stock, which would be based on an acre and one-half of hay for each mule, and one acre of permanent paslurc for every lour mules. The following mixture is recommended for permanent pasture: for low lands Alslke clover 5 Ibs, on prejudice and tradition and not on a sound knowledge of nutrition. Persons who are in normal health and wlio do not'over-indulge in some specially liked and delicious food may enjoy any palatable combination wllli no misgivings. Food speclnllsls have proven that there ^_ me no fowls .dmt. must bo avoided or that cannot, safely bo combined in the same meal. There are, of course, some people with whom certain toads "don't agree." When this Is discovered, it is well to avoid those foods. Quo fallacy that Is quite commonly encountered is tho one tluit iicid foods produce acidity in the •; system. The taste of food Is no guide to its final reaction in the , body, for it Is only afler the system has made use of Us tuel that tho nature of the ash can be de- : termincd. Some foods, afler. bolng digested and utilized by the body, have an acid reaction in the bloo:l and others an alkaline reaction. Although lemons and oranges arc acid foods, they have an alkaline reaction, while meat, eggs and grain products have an acid reaction. In order to maintain a balanced diet, it Is important that foods, having an acid reaction are arfe- whita clover 2 i»unds. Red Top 5 qimtely onset by those having an pounds. Timothy 5 pounds. Lespc- alkaline reaction. Generally spcak- dcza 8 pounds, Blue Grass 5 pounds, ing, fruits and vegetables leave an Dwarf Sweet clover 5 pounds. For alkaline ash. Breudstiiffs and all high lands. Blue Grass 8 pounds, cereals, meat, fish, eggs, walnuts Orchard grnss 8 pounds, Uspcdeza - ' • ... 8 pounds, ncd Top 8 pounds, While clover 2 pounds. SISTER MARY'S KITCHEN BY SISTEIt MAKV There arc many beliefs regarding the prudence of avoiding certain foods and food combinations. Many of these beliefs nrc based and peanuts, leave an acid ash. average farmer is the letding of tne work stock from laying by time un- It is only good sense to give Gristo a trial. The Scott County Mfg. Co. Milter's Supreme Every Substantial Product of Grain

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