The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 11, 1954
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FRIDAY, JUNE 11. .1054 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS REVIEW "° FORECAST Deadline On Cotton MCPA's Two-Bale Cotton Club Promotion Ready to Start To be eligible for membership in the MCPA 2-Bale Cotton Club and for prizes to be awarded, all entrants must file an application with the Missouri Cotton Producers Association by June 15. Prospective entrants must, first become members of a supervised 4-H or FFA group. Young farmers from all of Southeast Missouri are gaining important experience which assures them of a better place in a highly specialized, competitive agriculture. Contestants will not onlv learn better farming methods, but will h«ve a chance to share in the S600 prize money offered by the MCPA. First place winner will be given $200 in U.S. Savings Bonds. Second place is $150 in bonds and third through seventh place winners will each receive a $50 bond- In addition to regular MCPA awards, Coker's Pedigreed Seed Company is offering cash prizes to contestants who plant Coker 100 Wilt cottonseed. The MCPA, however, does not officially endorse any variety, but encourages its members to plant seed of the variety they believe to be best adapted to high yields of quality cotton tinder Missouri growing conditions. Cokers is offering S75 in cash and an all-expense trip to Cokers Breeding Farms in Hartsville, S. C. ( for first place; second place, $75 STOCK ODDITY — H. L. Yeager of near Steele was surprised by the arrival of this all-white calf, which was born to the white shorthorn in the background. Mr. Yeager explained the calfs of the white shorthorns usually are born much darker, getting lighter with age. Shorthorn is milch cow and both animals are treated practically as pets, Mr. Yeager reports. in cash; third, $50; and 4th. 5th, 6t.h, and 7th place winners, 525 Bonds. Ail interested 4-H and FFA students may secure detailed information from County Agents and Vocational Agriculture instructors. and dries more air at !ess cost! New International Harvester Air Conditioner gives more cooling and dehumidifying capacity... yet costs Jess to operate! Can br decorated to match room. Directional no-draft ventilation. Cools, cleans, filters and dries the air. Low down payment—easy terms Why let hot. humid weather ruin your pleasure? Live and sleep better with n nr-w IH Air Conditioner. 5 models-% to 1 h.p.-aa COLUMBIA, Mo., June 4 — Over 100 members of the Production Credit Association of Missouri attended the two-day short course held here June 3 and 4 at the Memorial Student Union. The event was the first on cooperative production and was sponsored by the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri in cooperation with the PCA. J. K. Stern, president, American Institute of Cooperation, Washington, D. C., was the featured speaker at the banquet held last night in the Union. In his talk. Stern told the group that the field of cooperation is no longer a cause but represents economic institutions which provides needed economic services to agriculture. Stern named three ways in which PCA field representatives could be more valuable to their individual associations and communities. He stressed the need for cooperation between PCA men, county agents and vocational agriculture teachers and he also told his audience that they needed to be active in community affairs — both social and business. "Above all, the PCA representative must know the field of production credit and do a good job of extending credit to farmers," he concluded. The program for the final day consisted of panels conducted by representatives of various state PCA offices. ''Service Holds Blytheville Our Trade" Phone 3-6863 EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-3015 32-Inch Cylinder • 61 $ta!«d Btar- ings • Hydraulic St*«rrng Availobl* 45 Major Improvements • Full-Width Eody Enclosed Gear Drive Axle with 3-Spttd • 37-Inch Cylinder « 61 Sealed Bearings • Hydraulic Steering Available • 45 Major Improvements • Ful!-Wid!h Body * En closed Gear Drive Axle with 3-Speed Tronsmissron 45 Worthwhile Improvers These are the finest Massey-Harris combines made. There's nothing like them in the field. Wider, bigger, more capacity, more speeds, greater comfort, easier control, sealed bearings, hydraulic steering, all add up to more value in terms of fast, low-cost harvesting. Come in and see these new harvest champions. You'll find out that Massey-Harris Self- Propelled Combines are unmatched for harvesting ability by any in the field ... not just for the first few weeks, but for season after season, crop after crop. Let us show you the Massey-Harris combine to suit your farm. You can choose from eight basic models in 71 proven styles. 61 LEMENT CO. Weather And Crop Bulletin (Compiled by cooperative efforts of t!SI>A, Extension Service, Ue- partment of Commerce »nd I'nl- versity of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) Price Squeeze Eases a Little Oil-Bearing Crops Lead Way in Slight Increases Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOLIMAN County Home Demonstration Agent Homemade Mixes The food leaders in the various H.D. clubs are giving demonstrations on "homemade mixes" to the members of their local clubs during this month. They are illustrating how the homemaker can save time and money by making her own mixes. It is a very interesting and valuable demonstration. The leaders were trained at a leader training meeting. Mrs. Donald Veach of Lost Cane and Mrs. Forrest Moore of Blytheville were county representatives to the 1954' recreation, leaders' workshop. The site of the workshop was Aldersgate, about five miles from Little Rock. The ladies were chosen to go because they are outstanding H.D. members and are county recreation leaders. Only two rrom each county could attend the workshop because the camp has accommodations for only 100 people. Aldersgate is a Methodist Women's camp and is the only camp in Arkansas which meets the national standards for camping. "Living Creatively" was the theme that was followed. Craft work, music.a long with games and other recreation filled the workshop schedule of activities. Plans are being made for a county-wide workshop on crafts at which time the ladies will show some of the interesting crafts that they learned. Care of Milk Milk deteriorates rapidly in flavor and increases in bacteria count Representatives under unfavorable conditions. The three "c's" to follow to keep milk longer are: keep it cool, keep it clean, and keep it covered. Prompt refrigeration makes a difference in the keeping quality and vitamins. Riboflavin and ascorbic acid are sensitive to light and deteriorate when exposed to sunlight. Milk should be placed in the refrigerator when received and kept at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. The container should be tightly recapped or sealed after use and promptly returned to the refrigerator. Unrefrigerated milk loses N. Highway 61 Phone 2-2142 The mean temperature for the past week, as determined from the records of 19 stations, was 73 degrees, which is 3 degrees below normal. Weekly means ranged from 75 degrees at Camden and Stuttgart to 68 degrees at Fnyetteville. Extremes ranged from £>3 decrees at several stations to 45 degrees at Fayettevilleand Gilbert. The average rainfall for 24 stations was 0.26 with weekly totals ranging from none at Stuitgnrt to 1.07 inches at Ozark. Showers occurred the first of the week and again at scattered stations the lat-! ter dnys. Soil moisture is genernlly adequate over most of the State although some localized areas would benefit from additional rainfall. Widely sen tiered showers were received over the State during the past week and these were followed by some rather cool weather the latter part of the week. The condition of COTTON continues to improve. Good stands now seem assured on most of the acreage planted and the crop is beginning to show normal growth although warmer nights would benefit the crop. Cotton chopping is in full swing. Fields, however, are generally cleaner than usual so this work is progressing rapidly. Some thrip damage is reported necessitating control measures in a few instances. FEED CROPS continue to make good progress. Old CORN looks very promising and most of this acreage has been laid by. Planting of corn and other FEED CROPS such as S O R G H U M continues. Some early HAY from meadows is being saved. Much of the OAT acreage this year is being harvested as hay. A significant acreage of oats is being used for silage. The SMALL GRAIN harvest is underway in southern and eastern counties nnd is getting underway elsewhere. Yields are reported to be very good. RICE is making good progress. Most of this crop is now seeded. SOYBEANS are off to a very fine start. Planting of this crop continues. A small volume of Red Bird PEACHES is moving from the Jhonson-Pope County area where it is reported that all major varieties look very promising. The peach crop on Crowleys Ridge is reported to be promising also. A part of the Nashville peach area was hit by a hailstorm on May 28 and considerable damage was done. Other FRUITS and VEGETABLES are making satisfactory progress over the State. PASTURES are good and LIVESTOCK nre making normal gains. Grass fattened cattle are moving to market. The FARM LABOR supply is generally adequate over the State although some areas report a seasonal need for additional cotton choppers. LITTLE ROCK !.•?> ~- Prii-i's received by AvktmsMS fnrmors for (.heir products advuncod \A por cent. luMvwvn April l. r > :ind M;ty 15, but at tin- sunn- tinio iho faruu-rs' living costs advanced to a record index wns two per cent higher than a year ago. Most of the advance in farm living costs was attributed to rising food prices, Farmers should plan early for l:irm labor needs, warns the U. S Kinploynu-nl Service. Area increases in unemployment are no asMirance i hat, farm 'help will be any easier 10 get this year. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. The Federnl-Stutr Crop Report- | Inn Service said today that oil bear- ; ins crops, whichc limbed live per icenl. led the aclvnnce in prices re- i ceived by Arkansas farmers. I While the profit index in Arkan< sas rose 1.4 per cent, the national index of prices received gained only four tenths of one per cent. j Besides nil bearmR' crops, these | commodities drew higher prices during the 30-day period in Arkansas: poultry and est;s. up three per cent; nient animals up two per cent; and cotton up one per cent. Declines Declines were recorded for feed grains, hay and dairy products, nil down two per cent; and food grains down one per cent. After holding steady from March 15 to April 15, the parity index during the last 30-day period rose slightly to reach 284 per cent of the 1910-14 average. This index includes all costs to the farmer, including living and operating costs and faxes. Prices pnid by Arkansas farmers for commodities used in family llv- inp rose for the third consecutive month. This index was one per cent higher than the mid-April level and reached nn all-time hiph of 276 pet- cent of the 1910-1014 average. The M WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF SWIFT MIXED FEEDS—FOR CATTLE, HOGS AND POULTRY. SEE OR CALL US FOR YOUR FEED REQUIREMENTS. SWIFT & CO. OIL MILL South Highway 61 Phone 2-2032 freshness and quality in as little time as 30 minutes. Milk is easily contaminated and, like other dairy products, readily absorbs other food odors. Care in resealing and storing will prevent this lowering of quality. Proper care of milk after it reaches the kitchen is Very important to retain the high quality several days. This care has become more important during recent years with every-other-day delivery to homes or when the homemaker shops only twice a week. It's Time To — Start gathering seed pods and other materials for winter flower arrangements. Wrap loosely in newspapers or sacks and hang with heads down in ad ark cool place to dry. Store in a box. Check to see that your valuable papers are in a safe place. WITH A JOHN DEERE No. 55 The field is one you've harvested many iimos before. But this time everything's different. The day seemfl shorter. The air is fresher. The iield seem--; smoother. The crop threshes easier. This time you're at the wheel of tho John Doere Ho. 55 —the famous leader of the self- propeUeds. Come in and let us show you why the No. 55 is the combine you need. MISSCO Imp 'c7 ent So, Highway 61 Phone 3-443* RAIN DANCE NO WORK... NEED-UM CHOCTAW INJUN-EERED IRRIGATION Expert Engineer!*! mak f » the Difference! Thot'S why Choctaw's "ENGINEERED IRRIGATION" gives you more far your money! Plus Value Engineered Irrigation that combine! years of field e*p«nence pU «Qu.pment designed »V Wri.r or ull nuiimum efficiency at lowest possible cost. Choctaw't for . F™ engineers pioneered irrigation in the Mid-South and S,, W , of y«.,r can help you h 0 v, wafer *Ken you need it. Rrquirtmrni. <XHOCTAW> MTTI.F. ROCK, ARK. rv FR.nklm S-TZ-H JACK«iO>. MISS, rh. .1-3372 See Your JOHN DEERE Dealer for Quality Farm Equipment MAKE YOUR OWN RAI SPRINKLING t$ GOOD CROP INSURANCE becaus* it maket it poi- tibU for you to irrigat* wh«n «nd wh«r« you n««d to. THE A-M SYSTEM givw you many »xdu$ive patented fe«- tures! H meant faster, «aii«r, foolproof coupling and uncoupling! Every valve, coupling and fitting is made of tta finest alloy ... YET A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MORE! Call u» for • FRfrE «tlm««« on • compl«lt tprJnU* lyitim institution. Dealers Wanted! A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS Irrigation Equipment Co. Manila, Ark. Phone 112 NEW! JOHN DEERE m No. 2 27 Here's the new two-row mounted corn picker that takes the headache and backache but of corn harvests—the new John Deere No. 227 Corn Picker. The big-capacity, corn- saving No. 227 wades right through the heaviest corn crops ... picks steadily day after day requires less servicing time... costs less for upkeep. The No. 227 has many new features that mean saving more corn in all conditions . . . reduced shelling . . . cleaner husking. Tremendous capacity throughout . * • MISSCO $VMRK\ YOUR JOHN V* \ South Highwoy 61 ISfe* JOHN DEERE Dealer/* QUAUTY FARM EQUIPMENT ^^<s^c5^^^/^/ convenient hand levers for adjusting the snapping rolls from the tractor seat while "on the go" . . . /our rubber husking rolls per row . . . faster, easier, one-man mounting; and dismounting without heavy lifting . . -i higher lift for shorter turning . . . and rugged strength to stay on the job—these and many . other outstanding features are your passport | to faster, easier harvests and bigger profits. See the new John Deere No. 227 at our store. We'll be glad to tell you the full story*] IMPLEMENT COMPANY DEERE DEALtR Phone 3-4434

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