The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 23, 1954
Page 8
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«k^>^kfk ^^^_^^_^^_ MOT IfQHT BLITHfiTILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 28, WM REVIEW FORECAST Over - Production Hit By Economist COLUMBIA, Mo.—"I would not admit that price supports are a proper recourse to rescue producers from deliberate production expan- much smaller group of low income producers of the product, he noted. Furthermore, Johnson said price supports above the free market al- sion in the face of repeated warn- ways stimulate expasion in produc- ings that over-production is certain to occur if present expansion programs are not checked," said O. R. Johnson, chairman, department of agricultural economics at the Uni- versit of Missouri, in Dallas, Texas. Johnson made the statement to the Southwestern Social Science Association at its annual meeting in Dallas while evaluating price support programs in a speech there. "Certainly a major embarrassment at the present time is the maintenance of high supports in the face of high level farm income and abundant production," he continued. "This is the best proof that administered prices in a democracy can quickly become a threat to democracy itself." A remedy is more likely to be found in improving volume of production or by reducing costs on low income farms rather than by higher price supports. This avoids the necessity of burdening all consumers of the supported commodity to help a normallyi tion on low cost farms. Even wit£ allotments this expansion still occurs. The larger volume producer tends to be a lower cost producer and the price which is acceptable to most is unnecessarily favorable to larger operators. ''Only wichin very narrow limits and exceptional circumstances can price supports be justified," Johnson asserted. "An abrupt decline in consuemer buying power could threaten demoralization of the farm price structure and justify temporary price supports. The possibility of abrupt increase in volume of production sufficient to cause ruinously low prices in and ithout warning, is remote." As an example, Johnson pointed out that the shrinkage in consumer buying power or to abrupt expansion in production. Evidence was accumulating and unmstakable for three or four years that prices were abnormally high and production was expanding at a dangerous pace Inbred Hog Lines Show Results Improved Rate And Economy Gains Nottd As Result of Ttsfs I HOME OWNERS PROTICT YOUR SHRUBS FROM THE SUMMER HEAT— Mulch Them With Cottonseed Hulls. t FOR SALE— Any Quantity— 75° Per 100 Ib. Bag SWIFT & CO. OIL MILL South Highway 61 Phone 2-2032 NEW HOLLAND SUPER 77 The Fastest Tieing Hay Baler In The World Bales Up To 12 Tons An Hour We Have A Complete Line of New Holland Balers In Stock. 66 BALER—Small Twine-Tie Super 77 BALER—Large Twine-Tie. 80 BALER—Big Wire-Tie O The New Holland Roiiabar Rakes' MANN & MANN, INC. OSCEOLA PHONE 925 New Holland Dealer for Mississippi County Development of inbred lines to produce hybrid vigor has improved the rate and economy of gain and carcass quality of pigs in breeding tests at the Missouri agricultural experiment station. Results of the experiment were reported by John Lasley, University swine specialist. Lasley told farmers attending the annual Feeders Day program April 9, that cross-breeding inbred hog lines to produce hybrid vigor is the same principle used in hybrid corn production. "As with hybrid corn," explained Lasley, "some lines perform better than others. And once inbred lines are found that perfom well in crosses, the crossing performance of the lines may be improved by reproducing the pure lines from animals showing the best crossing ability." Two inbred Poland lines were developed at the Missouri station before 1949, said Lasley. And in the j fall of 1949, nine different lines or strains from productive herds were purchased and tested for crossing ability with the two Poland lines. From the nine, a Duroc and a Lan- drace line were selected because of their superior crossing ability with the Folands. The two Poland lines were combined to form a single line. "The Durocs were outstanding in rate of gain when used in the cross," said Lasley. "The Landrace line was not only excellent in rate and economy of gain when crossed with the Polands, but the crossbred pigs also produced excellent car- asses. The Landrace sows were also good in prolificacy and milk production." Lasley explained that the three- ijreed cross used in the experiment is carried out with a rotation of boars from the three inbred lines bred to selected crossbred gilts. [ The rotation starts by crossing Poland boars on Landrace sows. The best gilts from this cross are bred to Duroc boars to produce the second generation. Selected gilts from this cross are then bred to Lan- drace boars to complete the cycle. The cycle starts again by going back to Poland boars. "This system of cross-breeding has given excellent results with many litters weighing 450 to 550 pounds at 56 days of age," reported Lasley. "Results to date indicate that hybrid vigor produced by the three-breed cross shows up mainly as a striking improvement in crossbred sow performance and livability of pigs." Farmers can make use of the three-line breeding principle by using a rotation of boars from each line on successive generations of crossbred gilts. However, stressed Lasley. only the best gilts should be saved back for breeding stock. RABBIT'S DELIGHT — Barbara Fuller, 7. ol Liberal. Kan., nestles close to something straight out of a bunny's dream world. It's a carrot which tip* the scale at an ounce over five pounds. The girl's parent*. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Fuller, grew the giant to their back-yard garden. which would result In a sharp reduction in cattle prices. "Warnings of 'out of line' prices on the up side have usually been ignored by the rank and file of producers cnocerned," Johnson stated. He went on to say that even disinterested parties note that obvious unfairness of supporting the price on one commodity at a high level i and ignoring its effects on other products whose cost may be directly affected thereby or whose competitive position may be gravely altered by such support programs. "Until recently the very source of strength of our economy has been the prospect for greater reward for more effective effort. Introducing a policy of paying higher wages or prices not accompanied by a greater contribution by the recipient can lead only to disaster," Johnson commented. "The direction in which the answer to this problem will be found must surely lie in reducing instability of consumer income without freezing it. It will also involve aa- so far as man's capacity permits surance that income must be earned and that it will not be arbitrarily diverted to less needy or worthy users," he said. Last year.. This year and tar 14 straight years MORE formers Hove Planted than ANY OTHER Corn •AU yi«ld« mad* AM Ml«ct*d S-acr* This year—because of acreage restrictions— RESULTS will count MOST. Every acre MUST produce MORE. The BEST .GUIDE in choosing your seed, is to plant the Corn that is PERFORMANCE PROVED . Last year, in DeKalb's Selected 5-Acre Corn Growing Contest, 5038 farmers averaged 101.16 bushels of DEKALB per acre. In 15 years of the Contest, 52,306 fanners have averaged 99.04 bushels per acre. These yields were made right on the farmers' own land—under many different soils and weather. They offer conclusive evidence of DEKALB'S yielding ability—its outstanding adaptability—its year in and year out Dependability. This. Spring—every Spring—make sure of the •eed you plant. Plant DEKALB. Ashcraft Feeders Supply Store, Blytheville, Ark. Milligan Ridgt Co-op, Manila, Ark. Hardy Sales & Service, Blytheville, Ark. On Missco Farms By KEITH J. BILBKEY, County Agent Drouth Hay Program Folks in North Mississippi County have had little interest in tie drouth hay program during the past year but it has been very important in many sections of Arkansas. Since this program has* been terminated you might be interested in the results of the program in Arkansas. Fifty-eight counties participated in the program. Seventeen hundred and seventy-six car loads of hay were delivered. Most of the hay was alfalfa and was obtained from the far western states of California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado and $175,539 was paid in Arkansas from Federal funds covering one-fourth of the freight cost. Another $351,078 was contributed by the railroads in reducing the freight rate one-half on drouth emergency hay. Administrative expenses by the state of Arkansas through the Extension Service hay coordinator cost $10,775.00. In other words the administrative cost in accumulating the orders, placing the orders in the west, getting refunds on freight bills and etc. only cost about 35 cents per ton. Only four car loads of hay were ordered and delivered in North Mississippi County. Gin Schools Mid-South gin schools were held in Memphis during the month of March and all gin owners and their operators were invited to attend. A note from Mr. Deere, our extension cotton specialist, says, The attendance at our mid-south gin schools was beyond all expectations and the schools were highly successful." He also advised that 46 people attended the schools from Mississippi County. This was the largest attendance from any county in Arkansas. Experiment Station Visiting Days The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and its Branch Stations will act as host at eight major Visiting Days in 1954. It occurred to me that because of cotton acreage allotments and your plans to diversify some in the next few years there might be an extra desire on your part to attend some of the Experiment Station days in Arkansas. The schedule follows: May 26 (Wednesday) — Main Experiment Station, Fayetteville. June 3 (Thursday) — Livestock and Forestry Branch Station, Eatesville. June 10 (Thursday) — Special Dedication Day at the new Eastern Arkansas Branch Soil Testing and Research Laboratory. Marianna. tune in! BASEBALL PLAY BY PLAY KLCN-FM with HARRY CARAY UOUOHT TO YOU IY ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC «T. LOU* • NWAKK • LO$ ANOIUI Budweisei* I A SI I till ROBERTSON DISTRIBUTING CO. (Friday) — Main day, Truck Branch Station, June 25 Fruit and Hope. June 26 (Saturday) — Negro day, Fruit and Truck Branch Station, Hope. August 18 (Wednesday) — Bice Branch Station", Stuttgart. August 26 (Thursday) — Main day, Cotton Branch Station, Marianna. August 27 (Friday) — Negro day, Cotton Branch Station, Marianna. How la Your Health? I have a report before me that says, "Fifty-eight per cent of the population,, or 87,500,000 -people, have some type of health insurance. "That 57% of the population or 87,400,000 are covered by some type of hospital insurance." Are you and your family covered? New Records No question about it. this has been the finest winter and spring that modern day farmers have ever experienced. Land preparation proceeded well ahead of normal. Fertilizer applications .before planting time increased tremendously and by the end of this week most of the planting will be completed in North Mississippi County. Off-Flavor Milk Is Explained Husbandryman Ttlls How Product Can be Improved COLUMBIA, Mo.—With the coming of spring weather and the growth of pastures and weeds, off- flavors are frequently present in milk and are the source of many consumer Complaints, says J. H. Gholson, dairy husbandryman at the University of Missouri. Small grains, such as wheat, rye and barley, are not the only contributors to off-flavors as permanent pastures and many weeds may also be guilty. Silage, while not causing as marked a change in flavor as green grasses, must also be considered. To dairymen who are interested in preventing these undesirable off- flavors, Gholson suggests some ways to reduce the effect of fresh pastures and weeds. One way is to permit dairy cows to feed on green grasses only an hour or two when first placed on pasture. The situation may be further improved by keeping cattle off pasture during nights in the early part of the season. As the season pro- gresses, the influence of grasses is somewhat diminished. Garlic or wild onion, two of the most troublesome weeds to dairymen, need not be eaten to produce off-flavors, Gholson states. Cows that smell these two weeds will have resulting off-flavoring of their milk. Pasture renovation is suggested as a way to protect milk flavor. This practice will eliminate many weeds. In most cases, cows must be removed from grass pastures or other flavor producing feeds not less than five hours prior to milking. Grain mixtures fed at milking time have little, if any, influence on flavor. This five-hour period usually is long enough to eliminate the flavor effect to such an extent that it will not cause consumer complaints, Gholson explains. NOTICE Hyde Park BEER : All Brands Case $3.25 Cigarettes Pk* Phillip Applebaum Liquor Store 110 So. Fifth Phone 3-9641 MacVonaId's Farm Automatic Hay Balers Rakes Mowers HEY, MflC.IWANTTO REPORT A LEAK I" Ittw HU ADV. CO. fARMERS IMPLEMENT CO. N. MGHWAV 61- BLVTHEVILLf, ARK. ATTENTION FARMERS The Paul D. Foster Co. has on hand at the Blytheville Warehouse BREEDERS REGISTERED and CERTIFIED Soybean and Cottonseeds for your planting needs. Come to the Blytheville Warehouse for fast, convenient service and lowest prices possible. AU seed packed in new bags—HIGHEST GERMINATION—TOPS IN PURITY. COTTON SEED SOYBEANS Blue Tag Cert, Ogdens Red Tag Cert. Ogdens Non-Cert. Ogdens Non-Cert. Dormans Breeders Registered Deltapine 15 Breeders D&PL Fox Ark. Blue Tag Deltapine 15 Ark. Blue Tag D&PL Fox The Paul D. Foster Co., is exclusive distributor for Breeders Registered Seed in Arkansas, Farmers—Remember that the Paul D. Foster Co. has been the leading: distributor of insecticides in this area for over nine years. We carry complete stocks of fresh, high potency materials at all times at the Blytheville Warehouse, Now is the time to be thinking about early cotton thrip and flea hopper control. Also watch for cutworms and army worms in small grains. THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. —Blytheville Warehouse Bid?. Phone 3-3418 • • *• v Faster, Cleaner Start for 'Your Crops with a WIND-*-*- ROTARY -IOWER CULTIVATOR Model R-4 —15~ wide 4 flexible sections CROSS-CUT ACTION KNOCKS OUT WEEDS No. 2560359 see the off-set, cross-cut tooth arrangement on the ring. That's the secret of better weeding and cultivation at high speeds. Note, too, the shape of each tooth that de- liven the stroke directly on the point. Here is a cultivator that is engineered for better soil disturbance. Better Cultivation Pays OH M Yields The WINPOWER Rotaiy Cultivator h the best insurance toward a bigger, safer harvest. The flcaible sections^ with offset, cross-cut action knocks out weeds, breaks up crust and clod*, and saves the moisture for growing crops. End sections fold 'up. Coupling is adjustable for close turns. Hitches can be reversed for transport and crust breaking only. Construction is rugged, for years of trouble-free service. Corne in and see for yourself how this WINPOWER Rotary- Cultivator wiD make money for you. It's the cultivating tool that gives your crops * faster, cleaner start to the biggest yields ever. Delta Implements, Inc. Service Holds our Trade Blytheville Phone 3-6863 Good News forPullftts Famous Growing Ration isUWin FEEDING COST Maybe you've always wanted to feed Purina Growena and see what really fine pullets it grows. Then why wait longer? Purina test* show that Growena costs NO MORE TO FEED than many poorer and cheaper rations—because it takes less of it. TAKK LESS because its MICRO-MIXED One reason why it tak«* so little Purina to grow a pullet is that it's MICRO- MIXED. Eight tiny but powerful growth and health boosters are mixed into the feed so carefully that each pullet ge:s her full share each day. Feeders Supply Company 513 E. Main Ph. 3-3441 Guaranteed Watch Cleaning •L *3f° Servict *^" Watch is completely disassembled, machine cleaned, pivots polished, hairspring adjusted. 114 W. MAIN Next Door to Wade Furn. PIGS WITH APPEAL! Ole Hickory Inn 70? W. Chickasawb* GIFTS for all OCCASIONS New Swedish Crystal Bowls, Trayi and Ash Trays —Beautiful Lamps— Tht Gift Shop ON MAIN EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phont t-2011

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