The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 4, 1954
Page 9
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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIN1 Larger Export For Cotton Seen WASHINGTON — Optimism over the outlook for exports of United States cotton to Western Europe during the coming marketing year was expressed today by Read P. Dunn, director of foreign trade for the National Cotton Council. Mr. Dunn, who has just returned from a meeting of the International federation of Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers Associations at Buxton, England, summed up the export outlook by declaring: "In general, the high level of (European) textile activtity and reduced availability of foreign cotton indicate the total demand for United States cotton in Europe next Soil Laboratory Dedication Set Thursday is Big Day for Cotton Branch Station MARIANNA — The eyes of the state will be on this little city of 4,500 people Thursday as the Cotton Branch Experiment Station plays host to thousands of. visitors for the dedication of the new Eastern Arkansas Branch Soil- Testing and Research Laboratory. Leaders of agriculture, industry, and government will be among the crowd that will assemble to celebrate another forward step in Arkansas 'agricultural progress. Those on the program will be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture J. Earl Coke, Governor Francis Cherry, Acting President Joe E. Covington of the University of Arkansas, and Dean Lippert S. Ellis of the College of Agriculture. The Marianna High School band will provide music for the occasion. Following the dedication of the laboratory, there will be a special ceremony honoring the memory of the late C. F. Lund, pioneer Extension soils specialist. In recognition of his contribution to the progress of soil testing in Arkansas, a photograph will be presented to the laboratory by W. A. Anderson, on behalf of the Arkansas County Agents Association, and D. V. Maloch, representing Epsilon Sigma Phi. honorary xtension fraternity. The day's program will be open at 9 a. m. with inspection of the new laboratory, which will be in full operation. Visitors will be able to see just how a soil sample is tested, from the time it is received in the mail until the final report is written and sent on its way back to the farmer through the county agent- The Cotton Station's research plots also will be open for inspection, with the project leaders on hand to explain the work and to answer questions. The dedication ceremonies will begin at 11:30 on the Station cajn- pus. There will be seating space for several thousand people under a huge tent provided to keep off the sun's rays or the rain, whichever prevails. Those who cannot attend will be able to her the program by radio. Broadcast time is 12:05 p. m. over Stations KTHS in Little Rock, KFFA in Helena, and KXJK in Forrest City. Lunch will be served at 1 p. m. by the Home Demonstration and 4-H Clubs of Lee County. Then at 2 p. m. the laboratory and research plots again will be open for inspection for the benefit of late arrivals. The Cotton Experiment Station ifi located two miles south of. Marianna on State Highway No. 1. A free'parking area will be provided across the highway from the Station. The Lee County Farm Bureau is in charge of parking arrangements. year will be considerably higher than this year." He said textile industry leaders from Western Europe with whom he talked "reported a high volume of textile consumption" and predicted "continued activity at a fairly high rate." Stocks Lower The Council foreign trade director reported tliat cotton stocks in _ Europe are "much lower than is considered desirable and mills gener-' ally are purchasing for immediate shipment only. "Even though prices for our cotton are competitive on the world market, a recurring fear that the United States will impose an export subsidy on cotton contributes to this hand-to-mouth buying." Mr. Dunn said that he was encouraged by the increasing interest on the part of the European textile industry in promotion and advertising campaigns "to stimulate the demand for cotton products." "The International Federation formally asked the cooperation of the National Cotton Council in its efforts to expand consumption and proposed that a committee from the two groups be established to devise the most effective means of carrying such a program forward," he declared. "Highly significant is the fact that the textile, leaders of Western Europe no longer talk of dividing markets and instituting trade restrictions to preserve the status quo. Instead, they talk generally and enthusiastically about enlarging markets and expanding consumption in their domestic and colonial markets." Mr. Dunn said he was also encouraged by "serious talk of the possibilities of economic integration of Western Europe." "Consideration is being given to a customs union of Western Europe for textiles, providing a common market that would permit specialization in production and, hence, greater efficiency, lower costs and higher consumption." he declared. Many difficult problems must be solved before such integration can be accomplished, the Cotton Council member pointed out, "but it is encouraging that the nature of the problem is much better understood and that the opportunities of such integration are more fully appreciated." MFPHANICAL "MAMA"—Nine mamaless pigs'enthusiastically line up for makeshift rations on Ke M H «t?n Elliott farm near Sublette, Kan., as nine-year-old ^Wo**^™****^They are all that are left of a litter of 14. When the sow died, Elliott contrived this homemade "pigateria," using pop bottles. The surviging pigs are thriving ou theur aruiicial mama. On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBREY, County Afent Calf Sales Are Planned Marianna Site For Two Each Year The Eastern Arkansas Livestock Association will hold two feeder calf sales at Marianna. Arkansas, j each year. They will be on the | second Thursdays of April and | September. That will call for the j sale this fall to be on September ! 9. The association has been holding two sales each year but has been waiting sometimes to within 30 to 45 days of the time for the sale before selecting a date. This has made advertising the sales quite a problem. It is hoped by having the sale dates established, conflicts with other activities may be avoided. The board of directors solicits the cooperation of all groups and organizations in holding these dates pen so anyone interested can attend our sales. The 1955 spring sale will be on April 14th. TAKE IT HOME! One Quart $-100 Italian Spaghetti ... • Razorback Drive-In RAIN IS •COD CROP IN- SURANCI became it makes it pot- ribie fer yo*i to (rn^are wn*a an* V»*M WON need te. IHf A-M IYSTIM &m j*t me«y tielwve p*tt nted ftt- tor** * meei* feder, easier, foolproof coupling and «*very v*U, e*if>Kn* and fHtin* '« *«<*• of tfce . . . YiT A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MORE Dealers Wanted! A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS McKINNON'S Irrigation Equipment Co. MIOM 1)2 Aifc. Crop Situation Cotton: For the second time this year we find the county with a good stand. Farmers are pleased with the old cotton in nine fields out of 10. Some wish they had kept more. Several forms were seen on old cotton this week, and that sounds like we could still have some early picking! Rains came this time to bring up all replanting. So, on this date, we have a little better stand than average. Much chopping is completed and we do not have the average weed and grass worries. Skips In Cotton Some skips in cotton may not reduce yields at all. Cotton has the ability to Compensate or take advantage of skips. Experiment stations have proven to me that even 10 foot skips will not hurt total yields, if good stands are on both sides of thes kips. (Look elsewhere on the farm page for a detailed report of this research, by Mr. Carter, Assistant County Agent.) • Checking Cotton Roots I guess there are 1800 acres in the Clear Lake Farm. They saved all the old cotton but about 15 acres. While Mr. Jim White, the manager, was proudly showing me the farm this week he said, "Now, Mr. Bilbrey, the few skips you will see in every field is where Mr. West, the foreman, and I dug the cotton up to look at the roots!" ! Many farmers looked at more cotton roots this year than they had examined in all their years of farming. Why? I found many farmers who did not know if they had good, bad or average cotton roots and others who thought they had bad roots, juts because they had not studied cotton roots in previous years. Most of the trouble in early cotton was above ground this year. Generally speaking, the root system was the best I ever saw. Most exceptions here were in replanted cotton where "damping off" killed some young cotton soon after it came up. That causes rather sudden death. Actually, cotton can and very often does recover from a very bad looking or rotten root system. A tap root, for instance, is desirable, but certainly not essential for good cotton yields. Remember this: Nearly all cotton that you saved after last year's 11 days continuous rain in May lost its tap root, most all^roots in fact. then came back with* a secondary or new root system and made real goo dcotton (if a stand was saved) in spite of a severe drouth! If you are going to study cotton roots, do a careful job of it each year and you will have more respect for a remarkable plant: Cotton. Lice On Geese Have you checked your geese this year for lice? Lice sometimes becomes so bad on geese as to cause death losses. They are controlled by sodium flouride. Dust or fluff-in a pinch of sodium flouride under the vent under each wing, and en the back of the neck of each goose. People ALEX CURTIS at Manila and RICHARD ROSE at Roseland must be racing to see which one can produce the most corn per acre. Gee, they have beautiful, corn. Did you say. "Who doesn't this year?" E. M. REGENOLD at Armorel has 160 acres of beautiful corn, on Highway 18. Several varieties are included so we may have a fine variety test there. A. A. GUNTER and VANCE DIXON near the Home Gin Company really like their mechanical cotton choppers. They save a lot of chopping: money each year. Ac- Weather And Crop Bulletin (Compiled by cooperative efforts of I'SIM, Extension Service. Department of Commerce and I'ni- vcrsity of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) The mean temperature for the week ending Tuesday morning. June 1. as determined from the records of 19 stations, was 75 degrees, which .is. normal. Weekly means ranged from 72 degrees lit Payetteville to 77 degrees at 5 stn-1 lions. Extremes ranged from 94 i degrees at several stations on the afternoon of May 30th to 55 degrees at Fayetteville on fne morning of June 1. Rainfall for the week averaged 1.49 inches at 25 stations and ranged from a trace at Georgetown to 3.69 inches at Walnut Ridge. Annual precipitation to date is practically normal. The past few days of warm weather were very favorable for crops, and present condition is the best since about the first of. May. Soil moisture is adequate to excessive over the southern half of the State, and is in good supply over the northern half except in a few local areas which need rain. Condition of COTTON improved materially during the week. Early, cotton that was not replanted looks tually, Mr. Dixon has worn out one mechanical chopper and is now using a new one. GEO. HALE at Burdette and E. M. REGENOLD. Armorel. are among those cross plowing a lot of cotton. Sense of Humor When "Red" Gill stopped me at Roseland recently I said, part in fun and part seriously. "Red, .what in the world are you replanting that cotton for?" He looked at me quickly and said. "It's customary, isn't it?" Some say they replanted because their neighbors did, and they were afraid not to. JIM SMOTHERMON said. "I almost whipped my wife. I worked like a dog replanting frosted cotton. I went out early a second morning and finished the Job. then came in for breakfast. What did she have for me to eat? Sugar coated FROSTIES." He was even carrying the box top for proof. much better. That which was replanted is jnoptly up to a good stand and beginning to grow. Recent showers should bring up the rest of it. Some acreage still remains to be planted. 1 Most fields are green and in aj wood state of cultivation, indicating j relatively low chopping costs it' ! favorable weather prevails in the next few weeks. There are, however, some localities in South Arkansas, mainly in the southwest, where excessive moisture still is holding cotton bacjc and the crop is in poor condition with a sizable acreage yet to be planted. A few of the County Agents report some damage by thrips but insects have not become nn import tint, problem so far. Chopping is getting well underway. FEED C4tOrS are responding to the favorable growing conditions and are now quite promising. Additional plantings of CORN are being made, especially in the major cotton counties. Large acreages of SORGHUM nre being planted. Harvest of early HAY crops continues as weather permits; quite a lot of hay has been damaged by rains while it was being cured. Harvest of SMALL GRAIN crops is getting underv.'ay in the southeastern and east-central counties. Good yields arc in prospect in most areas although winds and rains have been causing damage in some localities. KICK continues to improve, is taking on a good color, and looks quite promising. SOVBEANS also are responding to recent favorable weather, and arc off to a fine start. Howard County reports that good quality early PEACHES nre being harvested. The Red Bird variety is expected to be ready by June 15 in Johnson County. Peaches are sizing well in all areas and large fruit of good quality is expected. OTHER FRUITS and VEGETABLES are making satisfactory progress. Tho early commercial TOMATOE crop i the southeast will be ready for harvest about June 8-14 with the sheds in Drew County slated to open June 14. 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