The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 23, 1954
Page 9
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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COITRTER NEWS PA01 MM REI/I EW *» FORECAST fw ^t?a*CT^^ mw For Profit Keep Those When They're Comfortable They Eat More •FAYETTEVILLE — Pigs that keep cool and comfortable in summer may be the first to get the axe in the fall, but at least they make more profits for their owners. Such was the finding of a research specialist at the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. In 'collaboration with the College's agricultural engineers, Dr. WE BUY USED FURNITURE FHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. SEPTIC TANK SERVICE CLEANING SEPTIC TANK and CESS POOL Modern Equipment— AH Work Guaranteed GEORGE NUCKLES Phone 116 Monette, Ark. Paul R. Noland. of the animal industry staff, designed a permanent type structure to be built in a corner of the hog lot. The three-purpose building has an aluminum roof, a concrete floor, and a wooden frame and sides. It serves first as a winter shelter. Then when warm weather arrives, the wooden side panels are removed" to make an open air shelter for summer. In addition, the 6-inch concrete curgs around the four sides make the floor suitable as a summer hog wallow. A removable plug allows for easy draining whenever the water becomes dirty. To prove the advantages of the new structure, Noland conducted a comparative test, using several different swine breeds and crossbreeds and feeding all pigs to a market weight of ISO pounds. One group of 25 had access to the combination shelter and sanitary hog wallow. Another group of 24 pigs had only the conventional open box-type housing and mud-hole wallows. Feeding rations and all other conditions were identical. The pigs averaged around 100 pounds when the test was begun. The first group reached market in 41 days, while the pigs using old- type housing and mud wallows required an average of 48 days. While the faster-growing pigs ate a pound of feed more per day, they actuall yconsumed less total feed because of the seven-day shorter feeding period. In addition, the pigs that went to marekt a week earlier brought a cent a pound more. Noland said the summer shelter- sanitary wallow might seem expen-) sive for the average producer if' used only in the summer. By using the removable side panels and converting it to winter use, however, it should prove more economical in the long run. The building can also be placed between two fields, or at the juncture of four or more fields, in order to practice approved rotation. Month Expected to be Cool The weather maps below give you the U. 8. Weath«r Bureau's long-range forecast for mid-April to mid-May. It is not a, specific forecast in the usual sense, but is un ESTIMATE of the average precipitation and temperatures for the period. IILOW ABOVE NORMAL 1 1 NEAR I 1 NORMAL E^l BELOW tp^l NORMAL _..._ MUCH &S BELOW ^^ NORMAL EXPECTED TEMPERATURES Temperatures durint mid-April to mid-May will wni« below normal from Rocky Mountain area eastward to the Mississippi. Pacific coast and southeast will have above normal temperatures. MAKE YOUR OWN RAIN SMMNKUN* IS GOOD CROP IN- fUftANCE b*c«u«« it make* 'A pot- stbfo for you to Jrri^to wW* tnd lift || fULAd 4hA_ VW rlWV nr» THi A-M SYSTEM gfvej you ma«y exclusive patented fe*. twr*tl It meant faster, easier, foolproof coupling and un» coupling! Every valve, coupling and fitting is made of th« ... YET A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MORE! us for • FREE •ttirnat* M « c«mpl«to McKINNON'S Irrigation Equipment Co. Manila, Ark. Phone 112 HCAVY j j MODI RAT! UCMT LIGHT EXPECTED PRECIPITATION Precipitation daring mid-April to mid-May is expected to b« subnormal over most area* west ot the Continental Divide. Gulf states, Mississippi and Ohio Valley will have heavy precipitation. Wheat Leaf Blotch Noted Some Missouri Areas Report Yellowing COLUMBIA — The yellowing of wheat noted in many Missouri counties this spring is caused by Septoria left blotch, report University of Missouri field crops specialists. This leaf blotch is produced by a disease organism. At the present time, there are no known methods of controlling the disease. But the specialists believe warm weather will cause the wheat to outgrow the condition. In fact, warm weather this month has done much to eliminate the disease and the most serious damage has already occurred. According to the specialists, Septoria left blotch is seldom serious enough to cause a total crop failure. However, it does reduce yields and this year's infestation in wheat fields is higher than in most seasons. Barley and oats may become vic- , tirns of the leaf blotch but the or- i ganism is different than that in 1 wheat, they add. So, there is no danger of the disease spreading from wheat to other small grains. Crop rotations help keep the leaf . blotch in check but are not a com- j plete control as the organisms can live over a year in the soil. Words Failed GREENVILLE, S. C. (4 s )—State Highway Patrolman W. M. Tiller has reason to believe that his driv ing safety lectures might need pol ishing. The day after he talked to a senior 4-H club group about the danger of speed on the highways one of the members was stopped for speeding and charged with reckless driving. May 1 Deadline For Missouri Chicken Event COLUMBIA.Mo.-~Walter Russell, extension poultry specialist at the University of Missouri, reminds Missouri 4-H, FFA and FHA members that May 1 is the deadline for entries in the Junior Chicken of Tomorrow Contest. Cash prizes amounting to $250 will be made available for the contest sponsored by the Missouri Poultry Improvement Association and Missouri Poultry Council. In addition to the cash prizes, champion and reserve champion birds will be sold at a special auction. Winners in the event will be announced in judging conducted in the Poultry Building at the Missouri, State Fair, August 20 to 39, Russell i says. | Horse Has Triumph SAGINAW, Mich. (JP)~ A car skidded into a milk wagon. Bottles were broken. The wagon's tailgate was smashed. The car had $300 damage aad the driver was ticketed for not having it under control. But Nellie the 14-year-old horse, a strawberry roam, wasn't hurt a bit. It's better to be safe than sorry. That's why we urge you to buy the replacement parts made to order for your John Deere Tractor and Farm Implements— genuine John Deere Parts. Genuine parts will assure the performance you deserve from your John Deere Equip- .xnent. They're made to the same exacting •pacifications as were the original parts MISSCO they replace; they're precision-built to fit right. . . wear right. . . and last longer. It costs far less in the long run—and saves time and temper as well—when you stick to genuine John Deere Parts. Give your equipment a thorough check-over now and place your parts order with us th« next time you're in town. You'll Be glad you acted promptly. IMPLEMENT CO. S. Highway 67 Phone 4434 BUY watefmmn, DJEBE PARTS -THEY FIT ANDf EAR LIKE THE ORIGINALS Loss Is Personal OAKLAND, Calif. (#)—In 10 years Harold R. Williams parked about 100,000 cars without any damage. His record ended when he backed into a pole, causing $150 damage to his own car. My most profitable ^ yield yet... s^ thanks fo Every year more and more farmer* arc breaking their own records with EMBRO HYBRID Seed Corn... Economical . . . consistently produces top yields. None better at any price! There's an adapted EMBRO HYBRID for every soil, climate, maturity and feeding requirement. Among thi most popular are: fMIRO 36—b*»f for fotil* wh EMBRO 49—b«» olf'purpet* fyp* EMBRO 95—h*»f quick-maturing, oil toils EMBRO 101— b««t lot* yellow for th* South EM8RO 155W—b*tt whit*, all Mill Alto U. S. 13 an* MISSOURI * We Guarantee You A Stand HENDERSON-HOOVER SEED CO. So. HUhwvY «l Phone Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOLIMAN County Home Demonstration Agent Health Plus Profit • Mrs. Douglas Fortenberry of the Rocky Community certainly believes in having a good garden each year. She knows that it. pays in heakh lor her family too—money saved on the grocery bill and sometimes cash from vegetables sold. Last year there were four rows of tomatoes across the garden. Mrs. Fortenberry said after her family had eaten fresh tomatoes from the garden all summer and had canned 100 quarts and had given away 10 bushels, she sold $37 worth. Mrs. Fortenberry is the garden leader m her home demonstration club. If you live in her community. you might like to get some tips from her on gardening. Clothing Accessories The clothing leaders are giving clothing accessory demonstrations in their local clubs. 4-H Leadership The Armorel 4-H leaders. Mrs. W. 0. Anderson and Mrs, T. R, Watson gave a hamburger supper to the 4-H Club girls and their mothers last night. There are 48 girls in the club. The Lost Cane 4-H Club with the leadership of Mr. Mathis. teacher and the H. D. ladies in the community will have an ice cream supper for all the 4-H club members and their parents tonight at the Lost Cane School. Survey Reports Consumers are turning to cotton, Standard Factors Corporation reports after a survey of market con- ditions. "Reports from 17 major department stores and 36 clothing manufacturers indicate that cotton seems slowly to be coming back into favor again." the company states. "The American public seems to be renewing its interest in cotton textiles/' it adds. Sawdurt Mulch Much has been written about the value of sawdust as t mulch. Mulchinp of valuable ornamental plants, and vegetable crops as well, has been recommended by the Agricultural Extension Service horticulturist for many years. In view of some recent research results from the Rhode Island Experiment. Station, it now appears that the beneficial effects of sawdust may not be confined to the mulching action idone. There seems to be something in the sawdust itself which is stimulating to plant growth. Test blueberry plants watered with sawdust leachate. obtained by simply drawing water through a cylinder containing sawdust, showed twice as much new growth as similar plants receiving equal amounts of tap water. Boiling the sawdust water seemed to destroy most of its beneficial character. The benefit did not seem to be associated with any change in pH. The question of why this is so remains to be solved. In the meantime, mulch with sawdust. It's Time To — Keep following peach spray schedule to prevent diseases. Apply aluminum sulphate (alum) to hydrangeas, if rich blue flowers are desired. Apply a heavy layer of compost or leaf mulch or sawdust to the rose bed to control weeds, conserve moisture, and make cultivation unnecessary. Start planting gladiolus and for succession of blooms plant a few bulbs every two weeks during the next month or two. Plant marigolds, zinias, cosmos Farmers! For More Cotton Per Acre Plant HY-BRID COTTON If You will get the Story About Hybrid From Farmers Who have used it, you too wiJl plant Hybrid. It is A real Mortgage Lifter. See HARDY SALES & SERVICE 705 Clear Lake Ave. Phone 3-6978 OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY KMOWA- QOOD \VATER HEATER? Midsouth SAYS •HEATMASTER/ CALL YOUR PLUMBING CONTRACTOR or DEALER IN BLYTHEVILLE Distributed in This Area by Midsouth Plumbing Supply Co. (Wholesale Exclusively) Rear 213-215 Walnut Phone 3-8353 and other tender annuals outdoors. Watch for garden insects of all kinds and take prompt action to control them. Fortunes usually are told bf reading the lines on the sole* of the feet as well as the marking* on the palms of the hands in China. FOR TOPS IN SCREEN & AWNING SERVICE SEE OR CALL Knop Screen & Awning Co. Building Specialties 633 S. E. Parkway Dr. Phone 4299 Zephyr Aluminum & Redwood Awnings, Venetian Blinds, Aluminum Screens & Perma Shade Aluminum Awnings. Simple Design- Big Capacity- Low Cost Operation MASSEY-HARRIS Vertical elevator f»»di hay IK uniform flow. Tiei under compntiton, auur- lr% compact, uniform bald. You put up more, bales a day at less cost with, the Massey- Harris No. 1 Baler. Simplified design means faster work—better, more uniform bales—less loss of nutritious leaves. See us fhe nexf f/me you're in /own—gef all /he fad* on fh« Massty-Harri* Baler. Also See us for Rotary Hoes, Crawler Harrows, Spring Tooth Harrows and 4-row Quick-Tatch Planters. IF IT'S A USED TRACTOR YOU NEED We Have a Good Stock and They Are Priced Right. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. N. Highway 61 The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction Phone 2-214* it GRAND OPENING TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! CONNIE'S CONOCO SERVICE G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell Tkat Stuff" Phone 2-2089 It Takes Only 1 Day ... For Us To Do Your Roll Film! V/e Also Specialize !•* • Wedding Photos • Graduation Photos • Personalized Photos BEE GEE PHOTO SERVICE 106 S. First St. — Phone 3-8637 REVOLUTIONARY - DARF ROLA-RAKE No Gear Box Rakes at Any Speed If It's A Rotary Hoe You Need—We Have «Em 61 IMPLEMENT CO. N. Highway «1 "The Farmers Home of Satisfaction" Ph. 2-t41t

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