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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 11, 1949
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MG8 EIGHT BlATIIEVTLLE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1949 Interest arinter 1 * Rain, Snow Delay Farm Operations Wet Weather Sends Tractors Back to Sheds for a Week Agri College To Experiment Heifers Spend 63 Days in Straw Stack The return of cold and wet weather to Mississippi County late Ihis week curtailed plowing and other early spring farm preparations in ail areas for at least another week. Spring-like wealher late last week ana early this week brought out the tractors, discs and plows in larger numbers as farmers rushed lo prepare their land for the planting of 1949 crops But the 1.73 inch of rainfall Wednesday followed by a lislit snow yesterday sent Ihem scurrying back indoors and stopped operations at least for another week. Some totton snapping was resumed in the comity dinni? the pa*t week but most of this was in isolated areas where considerable cotton was left in the fields by early winter rains. Cotton snapped or picked now Is a very low grade. After this week's sudden change in weather another five to seven days of sunshine will be needed to put the gtounrt in "ideal" working conditions, most observers believe. However, land in some sections of the county should be ready for plowing, provided no more rain falls, by the middle of next wee but in "mast areas it will lake a little longer for the ground to dry sufficiently. Home gardening was off to a good start earlier this week but It too was curtailed by the weather change. Some gardeners have already planted early vegetables while others had their plots about ready for planting when the cool weather moved in. LITTLE ROCK. March II— im— The University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, which recently developed a new lomnlo variety, is planning another research project in a different field. It will tackle the problem of supplemental Irrigation on "a broad and comprehensive front." This was announced here by LSp- pcrt S. Kills, dean of the College, in an address prepared for delivery at a Inm-heon honoring Stanley Carpenter, retiring Pulaskt County Kami aftcnt, "The value of Irrlgnlion for crop; other than rice has boon demonstrated." Kills said, "but there arc Mill many things that need to nc known. We nerd tn know more abo<i the amount of water to apply to us crops under diifercnl conditions, the time, rule and mclhot of fcrlilizalinn, the effect of tin water on the soil and many othei factors." Kills explained that the projcc will lie a cooperative enterprise, in volving experts from five Depart incuts lit the Agriculture CollCRi and Experiment Station. Me exprcs sert the opinion lhat the results o the research in Irrigatlnn "shoul mean much to the future of agri culture in the stale." Dean Ellis said that Ihe Agrlcul tmal Experiment Station has no been able to Rive all the lerulcrshi it would like lo and that mor space is needed by various depart ments. He added that Arkansas "w soon ctirne to the conclusion it It cannot afford to let the expcri- Two herefoid heifers owned by Jack Stotts of Cody. Neb., emerge from a straw stuck in which the> were ciitomoed for 63 days alter being caught in the January blizzard. The animals emerged weak and wobbly, but olnerwisc in good condition. They had kept alive by licking snow and eating straw. iAP) Wirephoto.) Polk County Farmer Converts Pine Thicket to Pasture in Dairy Program tncni station continue with meaner facilities for research." What About ApplesT NEW YORK lU.P.)—The three principal speakers at (lie opening of the Inlernational Apple Association spoke about "Retailer's An- •lysls for Successful Marketing of BABY CHICKS Healthy, Sturdy • Buy (he.Best • Master Mix Feed None Finer Lewis Poultry 419 East Main Phone 3317 Arkansas Professor Accepts Illinois Post FAYETTEV1LLE. Ark.. March 11 —(/Pi—Dr. Ward M. Morton resigned as associate professor of history and political science at the University of Arkansas yesterday lo accept a position as Southern, Illinois. Carbondalc. III. The resignation will become effective at the end of the 1949 summer term at Arkansas. Morton has been a member of the Arkansas faculty since 1937, except while he served in the armed forces during World War Two. Converting a pine thicket Into n permanent pasture was one of last year's most outstanding accomplishments in Gilbert Alston's pro- cram to 'change from cash crop lamiing lo dairying. A veteran of World War II, the polk cotmtv farmer entered the pasture establishment contest sponsored by tlic Holly Springs Chtim- br of commerce. As part of his Improvement work, he cleared n worn-out flelii which had been allowed lo grow up In pine bushes and persimmon sprouts. He prepared the land with a disk, then laid It off in :i-foot rows. Next step was to drop Dcrmnda sod in the rows. The plot was fertilized with barnyard manure. A log was drug over the area lo level 11 and covci the sod. During the summer months. Mr Alston ran through Ihe middles with a small shovel plow and a large heel sweep to control weeds. Later on. in the fall, the whole area was mowed, and by mid-winter, he had a solid set of Bermuda over the entire pasture. Seed Sowing "Know How" Gets Results A question which every home gardener should answer before he sows a seed this spring is: How many seeds should he sow, for every plant he expects to grow? It Is not uncommon for a hundred seeds to be sown in space sufficient for ten plants. This means a crop reduced by crowding, unless much work is expended on thinning out tlie plants. There is good reason for sowing more seeds that will be allowed to grow; but when this is overdone, there Is a waste of seed and work. Seeds that germinate slowly, such as carrots, parsley, and parsnips, should be sown more thickly tiian others because the seedlings arc feeble, and the [orce of many acting together helps break the soil •rust and bring the sprouts to the ilirface. Liberty H. Bailey, dean of horticultural teachers, expresses this .his opinion: "Thinning is a process of selection, and the best are allowed to remain, It is evident the chances of securing the best are greater when the gardener leaves one plant out of ten. rather than one plant out of three." But real selection Is Impossible If seeds are sown so thickly the roots of the tiny plants become entangled, and It is Impossible to remove single plants, without disturbing neighbors. The thickest sowing therefore'should allow each seed sufficient space to develop as an individual. The surest way with small seeds is to take a few in the hand, and let them fall through the fingers into the drill which has been prepared. Get close to the ground, and Nitrogen Applied In Spring Helps Growth of Oats Nitrogen fertilizers pay Via dividends when applied on oats as a top dressing in Ihe spring, according to County Aficnt Keith Bilbrcy. Experiments and demonstrations have shown that 30 to 40 pounds of nitrogen applied as top-dressing will Increase Riiiln yields an average of 15 lo 20 bushels per acre. Fertilizer should he applied just before Ihe plants begin to make rapid growth in the spring, Mr. Bil- hrcy said, adding that good result's have been obtained '» Arkansas by applying the fertilizer at, any lime in March, Nitrate of soda or ammonium nitrate may be used to supply the nitrogen. If nitrate of soda is used 200 to 250 pounds should bc ap plied per acre. Ammonium nitrate should he applied at a rate if 100 ti 125 pounds, since it contains twic as much nitros'-n as nilrate o soda. Mr. Bilbrcy cautioned that 111 ciiilizer should Iw applied who ic plants are dry. Burning of th lants will result if the ferlilizer pplied when the plants arc wet. Mayor af West Memphi To Seek Re-Election WEST MEMPHIS. Ark.. March «pj_p. M. Dacus will bc a caiv date for re-election to his fourt enn as mayor of West Memphis, he aid yesterday. He's the only nuui announce for the job so 'ar. The election is April 5. with a little practice you can quick ly acquire control so that ihe seeds will be evenly distributed, each sufficiently distance from the nex' to prevent entanglement. Keep the seeds In line as well a you can. It helps to let the gardei County Titus A. Manasco J 1|je whlch - vvi , 5 ' U5Cd ln making th says that yellow top clover will | rtrJM rcmain in place until tne sccd sma come up without seeding, and that | '» ."£*„<"> Tped Mr. Alston plans to ovcr,«d with ] "^ *™ '^if lhe very „,,„ lespcdcza. Low areas will bc seeded i Mds wRh drv sand bcfore you bc lo white Dutch clover. The county agent asserts demonstration was one of the best of the 92 entries in the pasture improvement contest. „ , i gin to sow, using two or three time ' as much sand as seed. This spread he seeds out better. See what you can do with jusl 2 pounds of Purina Chick Startena. You can raise a big, fully-feathered chick around 5 weeks old. What a start it gives Ihem. toward becoming big, early-laying pullets! And many of our good customers who feed Sldrtena are saving from 95 to 97 out of every 100 started. Thai's why it pays fo feed Purina Startena-America's Favorite. Remember, you buy only 2 pounds per chick—100 pounds for each 50 you start. Head Courier News Want Ads. The witch-hazel tree bursts Into bloom when other trees arc shedding (heir foliage and when Its own leaves are falling. Pears." "Exploring the Potentials of the 1948 Winter Pear Market,' and "Pear Pointers." Lower Price Level Seen for Farm Products tHIS YEAR IMPROVE YOUR LAND WITH AN State Legislature Fails to Submit Any Amendments Eliminate High Spots, Low Spots, Dead Furrows Back Furrows, Small Gullies and Puddles While Making a Seed Bed ... AT NO ADDITIONAL COST Twice ovef your fleldi iSis spring wllh an EVfRSMAN LEVEUR will do oil of the woik of packers, rollers, jpikctoolh harrows, float! or drogs in making a s«ed bed. At The *ame lime il smoolhi the iuiface, taVei ou1 bumps and ridges, (ills in law places and gullies...brcolcs clods, pulverizes ihe soil, prepares a perfect seed bod in one operation wiih- O<JT any additional coil. Same machine is also large capacity tight draft dirt mover. Now easy lo (ill in pol holes, improve drainage, proven! concentration of runoff in waihes (hot steal top soil. Eliminates puddles thai stay wot long alter the rest of the field is (fry enough ro worV. Excellent for building shallow grais waterways, preparing ground foi permanent seeding or plane-ing surfaces before terracing or contouiing. Conies in TQUJ vies lo fit your Tractor power. Priced for the average farm. Used on the farms ol America since 192ft Write today lor FREE catalog or come in for lull details. \ INTERNATIONAL 'NARVESTE 3/2 SOUTH 2™ ST. PHONfB63 Prices of farm products arc always among Ihe first to break in any general price decline, warns O. B. Brown, Extension farm management specialist. Over-all price outlook for tarn products this year Is still favorable However, in many cases, prices have Ircady dropped markedly. «hile rortuctlon costs arc expected to ontinue high. Tills makes it imperative that armers lake anolher look at iheir etups. the specialist declares. Many pcratlons must bc revised in fall line with the price-cost simcezc. Otherwise, income- available for amily living will be drastically rc- iccii. and the farm family's standard of living will suffer. What call rural families do for ] themselves to help carry their bus- ncss thioiiKh the price-cost squeeze Rood shape? No one answer can be KIVCII to this question. However, Mr. Brown does suggest the following measures for aiding Arkansas farmers in preparing for a possible severe price break. 1. Chance from a one-crop system of farming lo production of crops and livestock that fit Ihc tnim and farmer. The one-crop system puts all the eccs In our bas- krt and olfcis more I'hance for the (aimer to lose everything. 'J. Keep down lone-term indebtedness. Do not :oiitv:ict new indcbt- i rrincss without careful consideration. ;i. WeiRh Hie relative values of iicms for which money must be spent. If choices must be made, t'hoosc those of most lasting worth •1. Above all, use production methods that consistently return the greatest yields at Ihe lowest cosl per bushel, per Ion or per pound. LITTLE ROCK. March 11— (IF)— For the first time in years the Arkansas Legislature has failed to submit a proposed constitutiona amendment, for a vote at the nex general election. The House this morning pase.s< up the last chance for the 57t general assembly to submit a prop osed amendment when it defeated Senate joint resolution No. 1, the McMath's Election Code May Go Before Voters LITTLE ROCK. March 11. (/T) — Arkansas voters may get a chance to vote on Governor McMalh's proposed new election code. McMath indicated Wednesday he would attempt to place the proposal to the people in the form of an initialed act at the next general election. Passage of the code was blocked in the House Wednesday by filibusters. Lightning Kills Boy LITTLE ROCK, March 11— f/Fj— A Negro boy was killed when he was struck by lightning south of nearby Scott, Ark., yesterday, the sheriffs office here reported yesterday. The victim was Eddie Lee Carter, 12. so-called Home Rule Amendment.! Rep. Claude Coffclt of Beiilon county attempted to filibuster a- gainsl the resolution by talking out Ihe mornhlp hour, but tile House voted to extend the morning hour and on roll call Ihe House refused -18-33 lo adopt the resolution. 51 Votes being necessary for passage. Under the Initiative and refer- j i Ddouse pullets with SIX, the eiidum provision of the constitut- ' ,, ion. each regular session of the i "«« »r. Hess product. Don I use leE.isUUurr may submit to the people 11 j[ on the birds .... put It on for a vote at the next general clec-[[ tion three prosioscrl constitutional 11 amendments. | J kills lice on roosting birds. Corner Hei>s. Jnmc.s H. CampbcU of Gar- | • ., _ t __ land Connty ami W. L. Ward ot Lcc. j i '" ran wllh halllly a PP Ucator veteran members of the Legislature. ] [ spout. both said that this was tlie first j i time they could ipinetnber that the * Woods DriiQ StOTC lepishitui'O lias not submitted at i [ least one proposed amendment. ---------••------••-•"•"•• BE MODERN roosls. Single application YOU CAN GET THE JOB DONE QUICKER-BETTER WITH > MADE RIGHT FIT RIGHT < LAST LONGER We have a complete stock and will be glad fo supply you You Can Pay ANY AMOUNT ANYTIME When you have an Equitable Society FARM LOAN This famous Farm Income Privilege is written into your loan agreement to save you money and to help you own your farm free and clear, sooner. See us tor tow-cost, amortiied loans. TERRY Abstract &- Really Co. 213 W. Walnut Plume 2381 Watch 'Em Grow Rightin Our Store To prove what Startena will *s~ 1 &[*Qi Startena will do, we'r* raising chicks it. Co in an 4493_Telephone—4493 L. K. Ashcraft Dearborn Spring Tooth Harrow PROUOIOH HfDRWUC fROM * • •^<r ... lifts for turning and transport Every farmer who hm h»d th« bother of h«ulin( * »prlnf tooth harrow over the road . . . und making wid« turni at field enrtf . . . will apprrcinte Itiln Dfurhnrn LIFT TYPE Harrow. It can b« Kllnrhfd to a Ford Trader in K niimile or less, lifted by ll»lraulic Touch Control lor Iransuurt, tiiminn, barking, or prnleclin* (trussed wMtr- wa\s . . . and lowered to the proper depth. Either two or lhre« lecdnni roajr b« uied. Rugged ipring tihanks work Rtone or rool.filled Und, kick out weedi and niaVe s fine »eed hed. Se« ui t tno. for part* and service for Ford Tr.clon and D«arbor« Implement. LEVERAGE givM POWER-PLUS TRACTOR Russell Phillips Tractor Co. Allen Hardin, Mgr. S. Division SI. Phone 2171 TO THE NEW FERGUSON TRACTOR A Irndov has Rfll to have power to spare. That's a must. Bui Ihc power In ilo Ihc heavy work is mil a mailer of jtrcat si/.e. overweight, <>'' clumsy operation. How much and how efficiently power is applied to the implement that's what counts'. The specially-designed overhead-valve engine of the new Kcrguson Tractor combined with (lie One and Only Ferguson system of link;igc and hydraulic control, provides adequate power, fully utilized. Come in this week ami see the tractor that will save more money for you. JACK ROBINSON IMPLEMENT CO. Your Genuine Ferguson Dealer 500 East Main Blythcvillc Phone 2371

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