The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1954 · Page 11
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April 16, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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Y, APWL M, '4NRK-) PAOf outhwest Hopes Spring Rains Bring Drought Reprieve UTAH WYQ. jjrrfWFW rfrrfrrfffrrr******* r »»,,,------\ Western port suffers worst wind ero- ; sio« of topsoil m 20 j*or*. 0<tt section ; kod sti srroigfct days of dust storm. • 1* 30 counties, emergency measures • : seek to save 330,000 acres. Eastern : port SwHeic from severe water short- MO. Dust t>owl fc«r« 1000,000 Drought worst since d«wt-: bowl days of '30'J. Formers; so worried that «»en * does roin they plon to prt-i pore the loud to prevent; further loss father than: concentrate on immediate: cosh crops. >; OKLA. ; Need rain badly everywhere west of Ft. Worth ^ ; and beginning to need it in east Texas. Twelve \ west Texas counties, normally wettest part of: : state, seeking government relief. Three dust; ; storms laid 180 tons of dust on each 640-acre|section of Panhandle. Soil stripped away from: I thousands of acres of winter wheat. Unless rain: : comes, farmers stand to lose a billion dollars : this year. LA MEXICO "DROWNED** IN DV$T-**1 nnd ~ rl * > * >led so that M looks like a MoviM sea thif du»t dune smother? the fertile Dawson County, ftac Itod btnealh it. Conditions like this reduced the county's population bf 9000 io 16 months and put 1*9 families on reHet Do-son County, Te«., provido* o good example of whor prolonged drought and dust storm conditions can do to an orio's economy. In 1949, Dawson County raised '75,000 bales of cofton. Lost year if raised only 8000 boles. Soys Com- missioncr of Agriculture John C. White: "Tht outlook « terrible. The drought cost formers $500,000,000 tost year. If this year's rain follows lost year's pattern, the samt formers will lose 51,000,000,000. That's half the jrate'i agricultural income in a normal vtar." Unless it raana very through May, farmers in five southwestern states may face an aM-out fight for survival against the drought. 'Hi* area has been drought-stricken for from fozee to five years, but this year's installment has struck early. Winter's rainfall was even less than it was during previous dsry years. How- eve*, weather forecasters and agricultural experts i« the foe-state drought area where iMk of bowtiful rain* ID AprH and May may b« hAi-d this month and aren't giving up yet. The drought areas normally get their heaviest rainfall in April and May. This te particularly true in Texas where cotton, the main cash crop, can be planted as lafee as the middle of May. But if it doesn't rain heavily by J-uoe, the chances that it will are slight. Even tf it rained then, it would be too late to plant anything but feed crops. «AI II 0000 CROP lURANCt b^MiM » n*k* * po* •ible fer yo« te kfi^ele whee ««d IHi A-M f¥$TOM o>m yo« m«ny tvduit* ft me*m fata, tMitr, foolproof co«pto*9 and M* «y v*hw, soyptag *«d fitting k m«<fe o* tht ..... YfC MA SYSTEMS COST NO MORR ^&9^ Dealers Wanted! Irrigation Equipment Co. Manila, Ark. Ph«M 112 Something to Think About By aCftTftUDE B. BOLBfAK County Home Demonstration Agent Future Homemakers It is customary for 4-H Club girls to bring to the meeting items they have completed to show to other members. Ann Walker of the Gosnell Jr. Club who is taking foods and cookery for a project, brought delicious cookies she had baked to a meeting recently. Ann, being a thoughtful little girl, brought enough for everyone. Some of the girls brought other attractive articles. One interesting item was a simple blouse made from a straight piece of material. Girls also modeled first aprons they had made. Good! The Blackwater Horn* Demonstration Club cleared $41.00 from their eating stand at the 4-H tournament which was held recently at the Blackwater School. The ladies plan to give some of this money to the outstanding 4-H girl and boy in that community. Yarbro Sr. The Yarbro Senior 4-H Club has planned to improve mail boxes in the community for their community improvement project. Health The health leaders in toe various home demonstration clubs are responsible for the cancer drive in their communities. Mr. Isaacs is the chairman for the county. Family Fun When the phrase "Do you remember?" is followed by giggles and recollections of jokes or rituals, then we know that we have had success in sharing family fun. Family fun — the catching kind — is simply family living and not a separate department labeled "recreation." Parents' moods arc Owe * JOHN DEEM NoJ Mower « It's just human nature, when yom have something that's out of the ordinary yom can't help telling people about t. And, Aef • the way it it with the John Deere No. 5 Power Mower—the mower that'f been oopied bf ;znany but equalled by none. performance with this area* mower that fee? tefl their neighbor* about M. As a mult tte popularity hat hept enow-bettoa 'Hi to supply is never quite up Io the demand—eo why not come in and place your order now lor a John Dee§e No. S end yoml be*» MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. 8. Highway 67 Phone 4434 JOHN DEERE Dealer/^ QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT On Missco Farms By MsWHT J* BiLBRET, Comi*y Agent TermMe Damage ie the season when termites swacm. They are looking for new homes. This is fche season when th»y aomettaws start falling through the ceiling. Home owners become panicky. Termites do an awful lot of damage in Mississippi County each year but.—you can control them. Tou can hire termite control operators to treat your home. You can do the treating yourself. H you hire someone to do it, insist that you see their license. There is more graft in termite control work tharf most anything I know. A good percentage of the work done by licensed termite operators it inspected by the State Plane •Board. It is your assurance that they will do a satisfactory Job. You can save a lot of money by doing your own treating. If you need instructions on how to treat for termites write us a card asking for a termite control bulletin. I understand that the Mississippi Extension Service also had a new bulletin out on latest recommendations for termite control. Cotton Irrigation Cotton irrigation on the Cotton Branch Experiment Station at Marianna increased the yield consider- caught by the children. Whatever brings relaxation, gaiety, smiles, light-heartedness in one will spread to and include the others. Just being a part of the family group is a pleasure. Shared pleasure opens up a Whole new world, and the main point is to start with the "urge" and not with a blueprint of something "worthwhile." Family fun is a solid family heritage. An invitation rather than a command results in pleasant excitement. The mother who reads poetry because she loves it is inviting the whole family to participate. This is also true of the father who loves to garden or the parents who love to cook, remodel an old house — or simply loaf because people, like land need to lie fallow occasionally. Floor Care Floors and floor coverings should be carefully and periodically cleaned, repaired and renewed. The wrong care or lack of care can ruin the appearance and shorten the life of a floor surface or floor covering, and a neglected floor can give a whole room a run down appearance that even the finest draperies ana furniture cannot counteract. Wooden floors need constant care and protection to show off their true beauty. One of the best protections is a coating of wax which can be washed off and renewed periodically. Linoleum, rubber tile, and asphalt tile all will take harder wear and will demand less care than wooden floors. Washing and rewax- ing occasionally is the only regular care which is necessary. Upkeep of these floor coverings is mainly a matter of watching for signs of cracking. The moment * crack appears, linoleum should be re-cemented so that water will not seep underneath and rot the back, thus increasing the damage. In the case of rubber or asphalt tile, cracked or worn tiles can be replaced without touching the rest of the floor surface. It's Time To — 1. Fertilize newly transplanted trees and shrubs for greater growth. 1 Rested barren spots in the lawn. I. Fertilize all roses with 5-10-5 or 4-12-4 commercial fertilizer. 4. Make successive or second plantings of soms of the earlier planted cool weather crops such as radishes, lettuce, beets, carrots, and kohbrabi. 0. Side dress trowing vegetables with nitrate of sock or ammonium nitrate. fl. Check for strawberry weevil ably the last two years. There are other factors to consider however The non-irrigated cotton was picked much earlier. The irrigated test was planted on May 23. The non- iiTigat^d cotton showed its first bloom on July 8. First blooms on. the irrigated cotton showed up fourteen days later on July 22. Seventy-seven percent of the non-irrigated cotton was picked at first picking on September 21. The irrigated was picked the first time, harvesting 42 percent of the total yield. That might be important to some people this far north in the cotton belt. t Soybean History A report from the state crop reporting service this morning says that Mississippi County farmers grew 157,000 acres of soybeans In 1962 and harvested 3,047,000 bushels. In 1053. Mississippi County farmers produced 130,000 acres of soybeans and harvested 1,833,000 bushels. The 1953 crop represented 25 percent of the state total. That reminds me,—how are your soybean storage facilities for this fall? Fantastically Beautiful That's the way Mississippi County looks to me. Even the blackest of lands in this county is planting like a garden. If good seed bed preparation is worth anything, we should make a bumper crop this year. Pessimistic farmers though are saying, "It can't last, something wlil happen." D. V. Maloch, County Agent at Osceola .said Tuesday of this week Soil Test lab Dedkation Set June 10 It Dot* For Formal Opening Of Marianne Project FAYETTEVILLE — The Unlver sity of Arkansas' new soil testing and research laboratory, now being built at Marianna to serve the farmers of eastern Arkansas, will be dedicated on June 10 with np proprlate ceremonies and speeches by Assistant Secretary of Agriculture J. Earl Coke and other notables. The announcement was made by Dr. Lippert S. Ellis, dean of the College of Agriculture and direc tor of the state's Experiment Sta tion and Extension Service. He said also that Governor Francis Cherry will be on hand to dedicate the new laboratory. Tour Planned Ceremonies will be held at the site of the new building on the campus of the Cotton Branch Ex periment Station near Marianna. In addition to the dedication ex ercises. the all-day program will include an inspection of the laboratory, a tour of the experiment station farm, various types of entertainment, and enough lunch for the thousands who are expected to attend. While the new facility at Marianna will be a branch of the main soil testing laboratory at Fayette ville, it will analyze all sample: submitted from counties in eastern Arkansas. Remaining counties of the state will continue to send samples to the University campus here. The branch laboratory will also enable an expansion of fertilizer research by the agronomy department, Dean Ellis said. Funds for expansion of the soi testing work were provided by the last legislature through an increase in the fertilizer sales tax. Sugar Executive Mr. Coke, who will be the fea tured speaker on June 10. has been a member of Secretary Ezra Ben son's staff for the past year and a half. Before joining the Department oi Agriculture in Washington, he wa agricultural Extension Service di rector for California. A native o: that state, Mr. Coke's 30-year ag ricultural career has been divided between public service and private industry. He formerly served as vice-pres ident of the Spreckles Sugar Com' pany. Dean Ellis said today that plans are under way to make the June 10 event one of the biggest in Ar Kansas agricultural history. Com' plete details of the program will be announced later, he said. between 50 percent and 60 percen of the cotton acreage has already been planted in South Mississlpp County. I think our cotton planting to date is considerably under that figure. However, most of our black land cotton has been planted by this time. Marion Koehler at Dell has 300 acres of cotton up to a nice stand You care to drive out and see it before the next freeze? I think the perfect stand Is what makes Mr Koehler more apprehensive than usual that we will still have ice this spring. I wouldn't be surprised if 75 percent of the soybean acreage isn' planted at this time. Baseball Suits Price Hubbard Hardware 2,000 CHICKS Wa are going to give 2,000 chicks away absolutely free to purchasers of Purina Startena Saturday, April 17 Only! 10 Chicks Free with Purchase Of 25 Ibt. Purina Startena 25 Chicks Free with Purchase Of 50 Ibs. Purina Startena While They Lost ' 'M Yow Checkerboard Store FEEDERS SUPPLY COMPANY 51* B. MAIN Phone 3441 More Leotner ht Cart DETROIT CiV-The Upholstery leather Group, Inc. te making a drive for increased volume in ttie mtomobile Industry. The group kilms the auto industry already akes about 65 per cent of the output of America's upholatery leather tanneries. R«ui Courier Jfewa OtaMtftod Adi WANTED TO BUY Old, Odd, UniMual CM Any Kind—Any Con4Mkm J. 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