The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 4, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 4, 1953
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FRIDAY, «FPT. '4, 19W BLJTHEVILLl! (ARlf.T COTJHTHR Yields Reported Lower When Vegetation is Turned Under By HAROLD HART LITTLE ROCK (AP) — There long has been a school of thought on turning under top- growth vegetation in order to enrich the soil. But now comes a report that when large amounts of straw or other organic matter is turned under, farmers have noticed that yields are sometimes lower for the crop that follows. C. P. Lund, soils specialist with the Agricultural Extension Service, holds to the original thinking. Lund says the practice of some farmers In burning off crop residues Instead of turning them under "is a serious mistake when not in burning off the straw bu in correcting the condition which \ve consider how low our soils an in organic matter and humus." The right answer, sayi Lund, is MUTUAL SELECTIVE FUND STOCK FUND For p»*»cfVMi Odd oldtr information wrtt« DIVERSIFIED SERVICES Minneapolis 2, Minnesota Or fll out, dp ond mo,/ ttn c«/p»i Mom WILLIAM FARRIMOND P.O. Bor 72 BlytheviUe, Ark. FtlONE 2260 mputy v POM O INTUTOM HUTV1L Q nnTOTOU SELECTIVE FORD D INTOnOU ROCK IUH» NAME___ ; ADDKSS ^ cmr__ ZONI__STATI Oldest distributors of Aero Cyanamid Defoliant in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. We hare the knowhow through oar 8 years experience to pro- Tide the advice and technical assistance so necessary to secure proper defoliation. We solicit dealers' inquiries. The Paul D. Foster Co. Phone 3418 BlytheviUe Warehouse North Highway II VETCH OREGON GROWN We accept PMA purchase certificates from all surrounding counties in Arkansas and Missouri. FARMERS — Watch for bollworm damage your cotton. Call us for DDT, liquid or dust. The Paul D. Foster Co. Phoni 3418 No. Highway 61 BlytheviUe Warehouse Get Your 1 Fall Planting Needs HAIRY VETCH WHEAT Certified Chancellor OATS Victorgrain and Ferguson RYE Balbo BARLEY ALFALFA Buffalo and Oklahoma Approved AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS KENTUCKY 31 FESCUE Missouri Certified INOCULATION Vetch and Alfalfa NITROGEN FERTILIZER from the FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. North Broadway "Out Where the Seven Big Tanks Art" causes the lower yields. Lund supplies the answer — apply nitrogen to the residue which is being turned under. The nitrogen will cause the residue to rot, but it won't decay without that nitrogen. Chip Franklin of McGehee could Well use his feeding project as an example O f thoughtful advance planning. Last year Franklin put up 1,000 tons of corn, atlas sargo and Johnson grass silage in permanent upright, silos. He built trench silos in order to store another 500 tons. The result was that he wintered 438 head of beef cattle, four milk cows, 25 mules and eight horses. And Franklin says it was the cheapest way he found to winter beef cattle. When water is discussed you don't hear too much about surface water because there is plenty of t — in streams, rivers and the like. But ground water, that's something else. The TJ. S. Geological Survey has come up with findings based on 25 years of research. The report, is hat the ground water in East Ar- :ansas has dropped an average of about one foot a year for the past quarter of a century. Th« survey discloses that of 325 test wells in that area only five had a raising of water level during a 1- year period. Such, a situation, of course, always poses a very real danger to rice growing which de- Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOUUMAN Coanty Home Demonstration Agent 4-Heri Go To Colter* One ol the big thrills o! a lifetime is the experience of going to college. Jo Alice McGuire, Laura Alice Hemby, and Linda Bunch, out-standing 4-Hers will be going this fall. They've Just about got all their clothes ready and are now making PAGE SEVEN On Missco Farms By II. H. CARTER, Aulitant County A sent domes reaay ana are now majuiiK ereil ter plans for decorating their rooms at | K c \ e ^ . By H. H. Carter Assistant County Agent Clean Picking of Cotton Important Hand picked cotton can very easily be lowered one'full grade due to trashy picking, on the basis of government loan rates this would amount to a loss of approximately $7.50 per bale in a drop from the grade of Middling to Strict Low Middling. At higher grades the loss would be less, but on lower grades the difference would be much school, which will include curtains and bedspreads. Jo Alice and Laure Alice will at- plcking could be worth hundreds of dollars to an individual farmer. Certainly it would be -ery worthwhile to spend some ef- tend the University of Arkansas at: f ort m getting cotton picked Fayetteville and stay in the 4-H clean as possible house. Linda Bunch plans to attend. C an Have Too Much of Good Thlnir Ole Miss at Oxford, Mississippi. | Everyone recognizes the great pends so heavily irrigation. on water for Campaign For Margarine To Begin in '54 An Industrywide, cooperative campaign in behalf of margarine will be a major goal of the 1954 sales promotion program of the National Cotton Council. Plans for stepping up the mar garine promotion were outlined here today by R. T. St. John, manager of industrial and cottonseed products campaigns, in a re- board of directors. Announcement by the American port presented to the Council's Dairy Association of a 1954 advertising budget increase from $2,000,000 to »13,000,000 may be the stimulus needed for coordinating promotional interests of the margarine industry, Mr. St. John believed. He pointed out that approximately 350,000,000 pounds of cottonseed oil were consumed in margarine production in 1952, and said that the Council would make every effort to obtain cooperation of the margarine association in launching a national consumer .advertising campaign to spotlight the product as a good buy, high in flavor and food value. An estimated 50 per cent gain In the sales value of cotton canvas awnings since 1S49 indicates effectiveness of the Council's promotional efforts in this field, Mr. St. John told board members. He reported that a consumer advertising schedule has included 23 ads in seven national home magazines Since the'first few days at.col- ege may be lonesome the girls plan to keep busy putting up cur- ains, pictures and other personal belongings. They have found out by reading he catalog that they have to bring their own sheets, pillow cases, towels wash cloths, and curtains. value of thy drying system In modern gins which takes excess moisture out of seed cotton and thereby makes it possible for ginners to get more trasli out of lint and also reduce "rough preparation 1 "gin-cut" cotton. However, ... search has shown that too much drying at the gin damages cotton. forty-eight hours a.t » temperature of seventy degrees or higher. Seed for planting need not be aired but boans or peas for table use may be tainted if not ventilated at the end of forty-eight hours. Since carbon disulphide is highly inflammable ne rumigation should be done away from all buildings. Pasture Experiments In State 1946-1952 Some rather extensive pasture experiments have been carried out at the Livestock Branch Experiment Station at Batesville since 19,46. These results are reported in Exp. Sta. Bui. 537. Some of the results a:id conclusions are given below. 1. Tn a five year comparison of cool season permanent pastures, orchard grass-clover pasture Was superior to Kentucky 31 fescue pasture. Orchard grass averaged 322 pounds of beef per acre and Kentucky 31 fescue, 161 pounds per w»r» averaging about 30 per cent higher than those at the beginning. Provide for More Organic Matter Certainly, if we want to put a stop to declining cotton yields, we must provide for a larger turnover of organic matter in our future cropping plans. Over the long-time run, commercial fertilizers alone will not do, the job. They will help, however, where needed. So, why not seed more vetch thlj fall? If you can't get cotton b»hlnd vetch next spring, then put »oy- beans behind it. Several farmer* In the county are following som« of their vetch with soybeans. Amonj them are Irvin Harrison of 40 & 8, H. c. Weathers of New Liberty and Hays Sullivan of Burdette Plantation, Read Courier News Classified A4» Jo Alice and Laura Alice being It causes the cotton grower to take sound slepers have already invest-1 excessive loss in bale weight, ed in an alarm clock. They have' shortens staple length by 1/32 -mi acre. Average dally gain was 1.8 re . I Pounds per head on the orchard grass compared to 0.7 on the Kentucky 31 fescue. Kentucky 31 fescue was ready to graze about two weeks earlier in It ........ - ----- -- to the Spring than orchard grass. Too. also taken a tip from one of tne'l/lo of an inch. It reduces tensilllts greater ability to grow during sponsors, Arinda Whitaker of Rog- strength and yarn strength. Gin- ers to take an Iron for pressing j ners lose from over-drying through increased fuel cost and reduced clothes. Other items to make their stay at the university more fun were gin 'capacity. Adjustment should be made In suggested by the sponsors and the nlr temperature to produce ginned big sisters. These included bowls ] in t having a moisture content of and silverware for midnight five per cent or more. snacks, a radio, and pictures for the dresser. We will all be Interested in these Fumigation of Dry Peas, Beans Some farm families v,'ill soon be girls. They have made such a fine f v ,nV" gp f d b | an(s *. nd peas for record in their school and 4-H work * 1 ' el ™''."&• Protection of these we know they will continue to be {^ rt *^ and olher lnsects ls The standard method of protection is to fumigate with carbon disulphide (high life) in a tight . ..,„ ..... ,...„ .,-„.. j container. The high life is poured' One is a booth for selling crafts' out ln an "Pen container such as a saucer on top of the peas and beans. One teaspoonful Is enough for an eight gallon container. Fumigation should continue for know they an honor to Mississippi County. Fair News Two new features are going to be added in the woman's building at the fair this year. and other items. Anyone may bring terns to be sold. Fifteen per cent will be taken out for selling the articles, which will go to the Coun- y Council of Home Demonstration Clubs. The other feature will be demonstrations on various crafts which will be located in a booth near the entrance of the building. Know Yourself Every woman needs to discover herself. To do this she must find oat what style of clothes suits her and makes her feel happy and "un- self-conscious." Here are some suggestions on how to find the right styles. "It is not possible to use fashion to the best advantage until you know yourself. Take a good look at yourself as you are. Are your shoulders narrow? Do you have a COQ j wea [j ler g ave it some advantage over orchard grass for fall and winter grazing. 2. In a comparison of winter supplemental pastures, winter oats averaged 236 pounds beef per acre I and Balbo rye, 172 pounds. Aver- j age daily gain was 2.2 pounds on! the oats and 2.0 pounds on the rye. I However, rye makes better growlh under cooler growing conditions (han oats. As a result rye yielded about 60%. of its total carrying capacity by March compared , to 40% for oats. Too, rye is much! resistant to winter killing than oats, especially on poorly drained land. Small grain for winter pasture should be seeded as soon as possible in September. The cool season permanent pastures should also be seeded in September or early October. County Needs More Vetch, Says Carter By H. H. Carter Assistant County Agent Practically any farmer in North Mississippi County tell you that the physical condition (tilth) of his soil is becoming progressively worse each year. There is no ro'unT7uVface"or Tlong narrow I qu ,f "° n but that thls is true ' Our B uw ' soils do run together worse, are more cloddy and less crumbly, more subject to surface crusts, are tighter, and have less ability to hold water and air for plants. The Reason? Organic matter burned out, and not enough green manure 'ng turned under. I'etch Acreage Needed one? Do you happen to be the small woman or the larger woman extremely tall or short? "It is important to find out if you are long or short waisted. It Is not money which makes one well dressed — it Is understanding one's i self. In keeping up with yourself remember that the times and fashions are not the only things that change. A woman must make the most of herself as she is now — lot as she was five years ago. Take stock of the clothes you now have on hand and adapt items of Current fashion to your wardrobe. "Study the fashions you see in magazines, pattern books, newspaper advertisements, and store windows. Notice the current trends in eneral outline or silhouette, in neck lines, sleeve length and full- less, shoulder width, position of vaist line, and skirt length and I m(1 "ter.) High Long-time studies of the effect of various crops upon the organic content of the soil have been made In Missouri. Results of these studies indicate mat in a cotton and soy- large turnover of soil organic matter under the cotton-soybean farm- Ing followed In North Mississippi bean system of farming, an acreage of vetch equal to at least two- thirds of the cotton acreage will be needed to maintain the present level of organic matter. (Soybeans just about break even on organic width. "Avoid extremes and fads but with a combined readership more than forty million. of The first gasoline-powered farm tractor was put into use about 1905; today, there are nearly four million tractors on American farms. ollow trends. A good design is simple but interesting. One center of Interest is enough. The various parts of a dress should seem to Emphasis on Regular Supply rapid rate of decay In cultivated soils which takes place under the high summer temperatures of Arkansas makes this impossible. But, a high build-up of organic matter Is not necessary in order to secure high yields. The same benefits are secured if enough organic matter is supplied from time to time to keep up the rotting process. In other words, the objective should be to provide for a regular turnover of organic matter since most of the benefits of organic matter result from the decay process rather than from 1 the mere presence of the organic matter. j The use of large acreages ol! vetch is the most practical and effective means of providing for a County. Steady Climb In Cotton Yields Let's take a look at what vetch did for cotion yieras in a ten-year study at the Marlanna Cotton Branch Experiment Station. An following both the cotton and corn In a cotton-corn rotation, increased cotton yields oy an average of 40 ier cent for the ten-year period, 1S32-1941. Also, there was a steady climb in cotton yields during the New! OLIVE R/Model 3i Self-Propelled Grain Moste< A reil profit-producer for grower* of grain, beam, seeds and custom operators it tkt , Oliver Model 33 Self-Propelled 12-Foot Grain Master. I Modern grain-saving «nd time-saving features include tin forward speeds, hydraulic header lift, semi- revolving reel, flat-deck rotary straw walkers, and a 45-bushel grain tank that dumps on the "go." Stop in *nd we'll show you such exclusive mechanisms 11 the double-clutch power taka- off that controls ground travel and thrashing speed independently. STRAIGHT DRIVE '3300 VARI-DRAULIC DRIVE FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO. AT NEW LOCATION North Highway 61 Phon e8166 It is not economically possible to ' 10-year period within the vetch build up the supply of organic matter in our soils to high levels. The parts 01 a aress should seem to The art of such a woman lies in belong together. Everyone should finding her own self. To discover look for designs that are right for exactly how to do this takes time their particular figure — making and effort. Careful grooming and the most of the good points and I the discovering and understanding concealing the defects. | of herself makes a tremendous dlf- 'Be your own age and enjoy It. ference in any woman. Another Great Feature off the JOHN DEERE "50" and "60" Tractors. plots themselves. Yields In the vetch plots at the end of tha period Distributors of AERO CYANAMID Lee Wilson & (o. Phone 3411 Wilson, Ark. Avoid damage to plants and bolls Defoliate the CYANAMID WAY Compare it yourself I Step aboard i new John Deere "50" or "60" Tractor and g«t acquainted with real operator conrtnienct. Sit down in the comfortable, fully- adjujtabl* seat. Notice the commanding position, you'r* up high—abore dujt ana dirt—«nd evefy one of your control) i» within easy teach. Try the platform, herc'j a lot of room, right where you want it so OTHER OUTSTANDING KATURESi OAmdofl . "IKrt" POWIJ Sh.h • "Ll«" Hlsji-PrtHin. Pewt-Trol • Qulek.Cn«V)t Whtrf • EffotlltH Sftttlnf • -Ultrl'Medem EnjinMrlnj • Unoc.ll.d Vitw • Untquilltd Two-Cylinder Syenjlh «nd Simplicity. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. you can stand up as easily and naturally a] rising from a chair. And while you're standing, notice that the controls are still right where you want them, giving yon easy, conrenient control of the tractor. Yes, John Deere engineers had your comfort in mind when they designed the "50" and "60" Tractors—stop in and see, for yourself. Because AERO* Cyanamid, Special Grade, is a true defoliant, it acts like a light frost, removing the leaves without burning the plants or bolls. And Cyaaamid offers a wide margin of safety in application. Slightly more than the suggested dosage will not freeze the leaves to the plant or burn the bolls... and if slightly less than the recommended dosage is applied, you can still get reasonably good defoliation. AERO Cyanamid, Special Grtde, the original dust defoliant, is a nitrogen-based material which leaves no undesirable, detrimental or damaging residues. Arrange now to defoliate the Cyanamid Way for cleaner cotton and a higher price at the gin. I Writt for mm, fuOy OwtnHd booklet. AMERICAN I. Highway 61 Phone 4434 See Your JOHN DtERE Oealet for Quol.ty lo.m EnuipmerM. dfonamul COMPANY AORKMimtM CMMKALS WVWON Dinaihv fcMMm, DM* «««, Arkmw

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