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BLYTBKYILLE (ARZ.) COURIER NKWB FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1954 MCPA Sponsors Industry Drive In Soothed Cotton Producers Seek to Balance Economy of Region Community leaders from 10 Southeast Missouri towns at a meeting in Fortageville last week decided w organize a seven-county association through which more industries may be attracted to the region to aid in rounding out the agricultural economy. The meeting was sponsored by the Missouri Cotton Producers Association and was scheduled as a meeting of its committee on Resources and Development. After hearing talks by James D. Idol, head of the industrial section of the Missouri Resources and Development Department, Jefferson City, and Max Sturm of Hayti. a southeast Missouri correspondent of the Post-Dispatch, the group held a round table discussion which resulted in a planning committee representing the seven counties being appointed to proceed with the organization. Heads Committee Harto J. Dunn, manager of the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, was named chairman of the planning committee and also Butler county representative. Other members named included *he following: Art L. Wallhausen, Charleston, Mississippi county; Charles B. Ba- fcer, Kennett, Dunklin county; James Donaldson. Dexter, Stoddard county; Raymond Lucy, Parma, New Madrid county; Prank. Miller, Sikeston, Scofet county; and Gordon S. Wright, Caruthersville, Pemiscot county. State Senator J. F. Patterson, secretary of the Caruthers- YiHe Chamber of Commerce, was named speakers chairman. The keynote of the meeting was established early by Senator Patterson, wno, on being appointed vioe chairman of the cotton group's Be*ources and Development Committee, told the gathering that "we could possibly do more through community cooperation rather than MKlavidual efforts." Farm Mechanization "Hie move to try out a plan of regional co-operative effort to attract more industries to the Missouri Bootheel resulted from an accumulation of a number of factors, including rapid mechanization of agriculture and lack of year-round employment opportunities for young people, K m* brought out that the Missouri Boofeheel has entered a downward population trend as an in- oreafiing number of families leave •the area because of lack of stable •employment. Baymond Lucy of Parma, who is chairman of the cotton group's B«ioi*rces and Development Committee, stated on opening the meeting that it was a "kick off" for a concerted drive to improve the economy of the region. Monthly Meetings "I think 'it will be the start of! something big," he declared "The objective of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association in this move is to balance agriculture with in- dus&y." He said fch&t additional meetings > of the new committee, which had held only one meeting prior to the one Thursday evening, should be! held on a monthly basis in the future, and at different towns in the area. James D. Idol emphasized that each community in the region desiring new industries should first make itself ready to receive them. He urged that women be called on to help in such community betterment drives. Towns, he said, ^ should be cleaned up and made 'more attractive and in addition highly desirable industrial sites FRONT LINE IN DUST BOWL BATTLE — Two tractors (right) etch a pattern of protection across a barrne dust bowl farm near Walsh, Colo. In the nation's arid Southwest. In efforts to keep soil from being wafted away by winds, farmers are plowing furrows to conteract the wind and plowing furrows at right angles to slopes to hold any rain. (AI* Wirephoto) should be acquired by the communities and held ready for possible use. He advised that each community organize a corporation, such as industrial development groups which some communities have, to own factory sites and deal with industrial prospects. Expansion Plans Discounting the belief held by many leaders that industry will be frightened by the threat of the H- bomb from coast and concentrated goes where they think they can make locations, Jdol declared: "Industry the most money." He added, however, that a growing number of industries planning expansions were considering Missouri, the state ranking fourth in the nation in the amount of money to be spent by industries in 1954. He said that industry, as a whole, sees no let up in expansion in 1954. "The all-time high of' 28 billion dollars spent on industrial expansion was reached in 1953. and they will be 'knocking right at' that much in 1954." he stated. He pointed out that research is constantly creating new industries, citing chemicals as an example. He said that the Missouri Bootheel with its abundant and diversified underground water supply had much to attract chemical and other industries. Oppose Tax 'Deals' Idol recommended regional cooperative action in the Bootheel, and advised against entering deals with industries in which they would be given tax relief that would work hardships on the communities. He also advised that the Missouri Bootheel should "tell its story" to attract industries, and to correct some false impressions people "on the outside" have about the region. He emphasized that any serious planning for industrial development should be made on a long term basis —20 years. Max Strum, \vho made a survey of industrial development in north Mississippi which was the subject of a series of articles in the Bost-Dis- atch in February, described How a regional industrial development as sociation encompassing 21 counties in that state functions to bring in new industries. 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He suggested that a similar organization might be developed in southeast Missouri, citing a report on the Mississippi area made by a Columbus, (O.) survey firm which showed that condition in north Mis- sippi compared with those in southeast Missouri belbre the industrialization drive as started. He explained how the group functions to assist towns in its area to get industries, eliminating rivalry and jealousy between communities. Clyde E. Swank, city manager cf Charleston, suggested that a "flying squadron be organized to visit each county and aid in promoting the regional development organiza- S-D Groups May Register Applications for Cotton Classing Strvict Ready Applications for Smith-Doxey cotton classification and market news services are now available according to Eugene R. Mclnnes, wfio is in charge of the Blytheville Classing Office, Cotton Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Any group of farmers organized to promote the improvement of cotton, which adopts a variety of cotton, files an application, arranges for sampling and meets certain other requirements, is eligible for the services, Mr. Mclnnes explained. Last year there were 592 cotton improvement groups in Arkansas with a membership of over 20 thousand cotton producers. Groups must sign up for the services each year. Application forms and additional information about the services may be obtained from local county agents or the Blytheville Classing Office. Applications should be filed as soon as cotton is planted but not later than the August 1 deadline. Cotton classification and market news services provided farmers under the Smith-Doxey Program enable them to market their cotton to an advantage. 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Based on the five-year study, recommended control for these two pests is DDT, used at the rate of 1 to I 1 ? pounds of actual DDT per acre. It is effective either as a dust or concentrate spray applied by ground or aerial equipment. Toxaphene at the rate of 2 pounds per acre is also effective, but less so than DDT, according tp the researchers. Endrin also gave food results at the rate two-tenths of a pound per acre. Boll worms should be controlled in the early stages of development for best results. As an emergency treatment to control large larvae, DDT should be used at the rate of half a pound per acre. The printed report is entitled, "Bollworm and Tobacco Budworm as Cottoji Pests in Louisana and Arkansas." Single copies may be obtained by writing to »the Bulletin Office, College of Agriculture, Fayetteville, Ark. State Accepts Last Three National 4-H Programs Three more national 4-H award programs have been accepted by the State Extension Service, which completes the list offered for 1954. The program and the donors are: Dress Revue, Simplicity Pattern Co., Inc.; Recreation and Rural Arts, United States Rubber Co., and Soil-Water Conservation, Pire stone Tire & Rubber Co. Awards are the same as last year, excepting in the Recreation- Rural Arts program, which follow. County Cash awards have been changed to $20.00 to a specified number of clubs in each State. The state winner receives an all sta» expense trip to the 1954 National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago instead of a $37.50 scholarship, and j the national awards are six $300.00 j college scholarships, instead of 12 trips to the National 4-H Club Congress. All three programs are conducted by the Cooperative Extension Service. 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