The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1954 · Page 8
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April 2, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PACK EIGHT BLYTH1VILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY APRIL * 1*4 REVIEW •«•» FORECAST How Dry I Am: Kansas Reality A resident of El Dorado, Kan., Mid: "Every time we turn on the faucet, we think how much we'r« lowering the lake." That nutshells the story of the worst water shortage the area has known. For folks not living along major streams, life may not be dufl, but it's..increasingly dry. II you lived in El Dorado or Emporia or Yates Center or other •astern Kansas towns, you'd wash dishes • in a pan, with not too much soap, because that means"' more rinse water. All washdays would be big ones, because it takes too much water to launder a few clothes. You'd let the windows go dirty or use * chemical cleaner. You'd watch your lawn burn up and your Shrubs and flowers die of thirst. You'd,take a sponge bath or sit in two inches of water in the tub. You'd save bath water to flush toilets. Those are a fexv of the privations suffered under water- short conditions illustrated by Map shows stream flow in Kansas as of October, 1953. Generally no flow in shaded area. Western Kansas not too badly off, because it has wells. But dry streams arc serious problem to eastern part. H. R. Van Middlesworth points to two-inch mark in his bath- tub. Authorities request £1 Doradoans to set that limit for baths. r F«fl River reservoir, in Greenwood County, to at its lowest ebb since construction. The weed line (•trow) thowi normal water line. The bathhouses in background are normally afloat. Reservoir •Applies Fredonia and many other towni through release of water into Fall River. * : ——_— Kitchen *Ink, with scant water, h the present "bath tub" for Mrs. Charlton Lawhorn't year-old daughter, Linda. * MCPA Asking Cotton Release Points of Law Explained by Group The Missouri Cotton Producers Association is urging all farmers who have cotton allotments "they do not intend to plant" to contact their respective county ASC offices (formerly PMA) and take advantage of the provision in the new cotton acreage law which allows the release of such acreage. A farmer may release all, or any part, of his 1954 cotton acreage allotment and the release may be for 1954 only, or on a permanent basis. "It's to the advantage of the cotton farmer to release any acreage he does not intend to plant." says Hilton L. Bracey, executive vice- president of the MCPA. Acreage released for 1954 will be considered as planted on the farm from which it was released, provided that any cotton was planted on the far min 1952, '53, or '54. A farmer releasing acreage in 1954 will receive acreage history credit. If. however, he does not release the acreage, and it is not planted, he will lose that amount of credit under future allotment programs. All acreage released will help other farmers in the county who want to plant cotton this year, and will also help preserve the historical acreage base of the county and state. May 1, 1954 is the deadline for releasing cotton allotments. Rice Will Be At High Mark State's Farers Plant 500,000 Acres LITTLE ROCK (#) — Arkansas farmers, who must cut their cotton plantings this year, plan to boost the state's rice acreage to an all- time peak of more than half a million acres. Federal production controls on qotton, designed to reduce a surplus of the commodity, have been approved by the farmers. The Crop Reporting Service has said that growers are turning to rice and other products in their search for a money crop to replace cotton. A total of 573,000 acres — an increase of 15 per cent over last year — will be planted in rice, predicted the service. These acreage increases, with the 1953 totals, also were forecast by the service: barley 15,000 acres in 1954, 10,000 acres last year; corn 808,000-762,000; hay 1,050.000-946,000; oats 503,000-359,000; peanuts 5,000-6,000; potatoes 7,500-9.500; soybeans one mi31ion-8uO,000; and sweet- potatoes 7,500-5,700. Mrs. H. R. Van Middlesworth, of El Dorado, rinses dishes in small pan instead of under running faucet. To 609 EAST MAIN ST. LARKIN'S GOODYEAR BUILDING OPENING SATURDAY, APRIL 3 FREE -FREE -FREE SATURDAY ONLY 10 baby chicks with purchase of 25 Ib. sack of feed. 25 baby chicks with purchase of 50 Ib. sack of feed. 25 Ib. sack of feed with purchase of 100 chicks. GIFTS FOR THE KIDDDIES Lewis Poultry 75 Per Cent Seed Prop Seen That's Missourian's Opinion After Talk With Benson Jackson Hunter, member of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association's board of directors, represented Missouri cotton farmers in March at a conference in Washington on price supports for cottonseed. Mr. Hunter reports that he is of the opinion producer opposition will prevent Secretary Benson from setting the support level on cottonseed below 75 per cent of parity. Producer representatives were told at an earlier confe/enc* that the 1954 support price must not exceed 65 per cent of parity. The MCPA official strongly recommended that unless a minimum of 75 per cent of parity could be maintained, then no price support at all be made available. The reason for this recommendation is "last year 75 per cent of parity operated as a ceiling price rather than a support level." MCPA officials fear the same would be true with 65 per cent. While Secretary Benson did not make any specific commitment on the new price support level, Mr. Hunter said that he wae reason ably certain that the support price would not be set under 75 per cen of parity. The producer representative pointed out to Secretary Benson an dother USDA officials that last year, after the 15 per cent reduc tion in support prices to the farm er, from 90 to 75 per cent of parity food products made from cotton seed oil, such as salad oils, shortenings, and mayonnaise, actually increased in price. Margarine More Cover Crops Urged Conservation Head Asks for Increase LITTLE ROCK (£>) — Arkansas farmers were called on today to increase their cover crop acreage his year by more than two million acres. This was advocated by R. S. Rainwater of Walnut Ridge, president of the Arkansas Association of Soil Conservation Districts. Rainwater told the association's annual meeting here today that in 1953, Arkansas farmers planted 1,264,000 acres of cover crops. He said the state needs at least 3,332,000 acres. Rainwater also called ofr a greater increase in irrigation. He said that 490,000 acres of land already are irrigated, but farmers in Arkansas have 1,796,000 acres of land which can benefit from irrigation. Rainwater said 56,500 farmers working 12 million acres of land are are participating in the soil and water conservation movement. He said 86,000 farmers operating K,« 200,000 acres of lend art Dot •cooperating in the program. stayed about the same, with slight increases in some areas. The reduction in support price was of no benefit whatsoever to the consumer. FARMERS We have the Agency For the new WILSON DO-ALL MACHINE. That Prepares your land—4-Rows at a time—Ready for The Planter—All in one operation. For A Demonstration or Further Information, Call HARDY SALES & SERVICE Phone 6978 Blytheville tune in! KLCN-FM with HARRY CARAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC ST. 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