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December 11, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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, DECEMBER 11, 1958 BLYTHEVTUE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN RE VIEW - D FORECAST Big Crop Brought (Reduced Prices ST. LOUIS (AP) — Almost record production, despid [the drought, has brought falling agricultural prices in thi. •Eighth Federal Reserve District this year, the Federal Re erve Bank of St. Louis reported today. Cattle raisers and dairy produc- + were hurt by the drought, the pink said in Us monthly report. but sharp drops in exports hurt potion and wheat farmers. Wheat prices during the first hine months of 1953 fell 7 per cent fend cotton prices 13 per cent, the bank said. The beef cattle price fall was 30 per cent from 1952 figures. Surpluses Ominous Loss of income has not become :erious except-for draught victims, bank reported, but "expanding 1 lurpluses are casting shadows into |954 and beyond." . Greater production because of Improved agricultural techniques ps well as smaller foreign mar- pets, are involved, the bank said. "Another factor in the accumu- ation of surpluses has been the gricultural support program," the port s»id. "The desire to maintain a pre- letermined price relationship for •gricultural products conflicts with Ifforts to move surplus supplies in the market. Some help to agri- |uitare, however, is in the national nterest," Doubt Policy I The bank said it was doubtful Whether the present rigid price i'nports, "necessary and helpful ugh they may be in the short ought to be continued indef- pitely in their present form. "Provision should be made in Iny farm program for protection If farm income against drastic de- Ilines; disaster, defense and future leeds of our domestic economy, Ind our international responslbili- i lies to the free world." Oii Is Due Rural Roads New AHD Directive Aimed at Dust Control LITTLE ROCK i.?)—The Arkansas Highway Department will oil gravel roads in small communities ane around rural otiurches and schools next year as a dust relief measure Highway Director Herbert Eldridge told an Arkansas Highway Users Conference that the program Was not a substitute for paving but merely a low-cost emergency dust- fighting measure. The one-day conference adopted resolutions calling for repeal of the "ederal motor fuel and auto excise axes and commending the Highway Commislon for its "forthright stand" on right of ways. Appointment of a committee to study feasibility of an anti-diversion law WRS authorized by the conference. Such a law would prevent using road funds for non-highway projects. Loresick Leave BOGOTA. N. J. (/P)—The local Board of Education wanted to grant a request of two young women school teachers for time off with their pay for honeymoons. But they SHAWNEE FFA AND SWEETHEART — Barbara Joan Helming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Henning of Joiner, is sweetheart of the Shawnee chapter of Future Farmers of America. Pictured with her are Corbet Washington, advisor; Kenneth Shannon, re- porter; Joe Bowen, vice president; Joe Musicks, president; Fred Speck, treasurer: David Starling, secretary, and Bobby Collomp, sentinel. (Photo by Edna Brown) On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBREY, County Agent All County Extension Service orkers are in Little Rock this week ttending state conference. It rep- esents a moment of gratitude for didn't quite know "how to go about j the « lorous past and glimpse into 1 a magnificent future. I can't put my feelings and emo- When one member suggested the tions on papel .. Christmas approach- honeymooning teachers be placed on es chrlstmas music roltes over Little sick leave the board agreed unani- Rock spreading reverence and cheer mously. "COTTON PICKER" _ Francois de Lacqueseaux of Jonesboro, Ark., » transplanted Texan, stands beside the "cotton picker" he Uses to sweep clean the shoulders of highways in East Arkansas. On its first trial run, the picker swept up 1,600 pounds of cotton had fallen to the road from gin-bound trucks. {AP Photo). —"Peace on Earth". Extension workers, farmers and home makers, political leaders and a host of agricultural friends and retired extension workers are at Mab- leville Community, (south Little Rock) this afternoon in solemn anniversary of events that have been Important in the life of nearly every American: (1) The 50th anniversary of Farm demonstration work In the U. S., (2) The 45th annuversary of 4-H Club work in Arkansas, (3) The 40th anniversary of home demonstration work in Arkansas,. (4) The awarding and posting of a bronze marker at Mableville as the site of one of the first, If not the first home demonstration clubs in America. D. V. Maloch, your county agent at Osceola, as president of Arkansas' Epsllon Sigma Phi, is chairman of the meeting. B. S. Hinkle has been county agent in Scott County for 30 years. He retires this month. I have heard of his trials, tribulations and success stories many times. The first week after he became Scott County's first and only county agent, his office door in the county court house was locked up and a sign was scribbled and tacked on h door saying, "We don't WANT AIR lounty Agent!" Today, the extension service an the land grant college system in Am erica is the envy of nearly ever county on the globe today. Since World War II many coun tries are copying the county agei system to help their farmers lear of the research, new crops, fertil zation, culture, insect and diseas Controls and the constant new idea ,nd improvements that will improv ,/mTN. Tin a John Deere mao, Oneself... O F course. And he comes by it naturally. For, two of his greatest heroes are John Deere men—Dad and Grandad. To him, the green and yellow oi John Deere Tractors and implements is as natural to the landscape as the green of the cornstalks and the gold of ripened grain. And ever since he's been old enough to lisp the word "tractor," he's known that the name John Deere stands for something •pecial in the way of farm equipment. He's heard Dad and Grandad talk farm equipment time and time again. And, although some of the words have been a bit beyond him—word* lilt* "quality" and "durability" and "efficiency"—he's got the drift of them, just the same. That's why this pride of his it a natural thing—as nm en a family trait «i hit cowlick, hii tilted freckled now, and the confident way he sayi: "I'm a John Deere man, myielf." MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Highway 61 Phont 4434 See Your JOHN DEERE Dealer for Quality Farm Equipment their farms standards, of living an give better and more food and cloth ing for their people. Basis For War Don't you realize that nearly evei war has been fought largely for food clothing and land? We are told repeatedly that mori than half the world's populatior goes to bed hungry every night. It i hard to believe, and you and I jus can't understand it. Now, don't you consumers give thanks for the less than 15 perceni of our total population who do noi only produce oil the food and fiber we need but produce a surplus that sometimes looks like It will destroy the system that has made our country great? What Is Wrong With Us? A surplus of food and fiber Is better than starvation. It is cheaper too! Haven't we got enough sense In America to economically and sensibly manage a etemporary production? I became distressed when trouble start dividing farmers; When one area of V. S. agriculture starts fighting another, or when one community group refuses to recognize or understand the problems of another. You are all in the snme boat If poor management and bankruptcy- Agriculture foils through division. Goodbye America—As you and have known it. What Is The Future? There are 40.000,000 more peoplu In the world each year to feed anc clothe. To You Mrs. IVyatl Bill Wyatt will make a good county Farm Bureau president, of that I am sure. To you Bill. I would suggest,— help your county Farm Bureau membership to understand county as wei: as U. S. agricultural problems. Do all you can for Mississippi co- vtfhaftNEV in of ce -typewriter? ...Kris is! MIW Instant-Sit Margins automatic, gccurate, fasti MIW Touch responsive, feather-light! MIW clean, clear, uniform! MiW Ktylrvtr Action ip«d where it counts! Thii all-new Smith-Coroni "Eighty-Eight" Secretarial ii engineered for tireless touch, dTortlesi tpted tad action. Try itl In your own office... Smith-Corona Don Edwards Co. Phone 3382 Blytheville, Ark. j unty agriculture. Use the influence and power of I your membership to unify Arkansas agriculeure and help influence the • laws that effect farmers. , Use your power through the State Farm Bureau to help keep the nation's farmers united for cammon cause. You are not only protecting farmers, You are protecting America. Thanks And Deep Humility I'll never get rich being a County Agent, in money that is. But the many words of praise, your acts of kindness and your cooperation mean more to me than money. Thanks, north Mississippi County farmers, for the opportunity to work for and with you. i hope the University and land grsnt college system can always be worth many many times its cost to you. Tour Privilege and Duly Every cotton producer must vote n the cotton marketing quota ref- erendem next Tuesday, Dec. 15, if he is a good citizen and deserving of Democracy. Vote any way you like, but vote I Expert Predicts Good Year For Formers in '54 LITTLE ROCK Ufl — An agricultural expert predicted today tl>:i Arkansas farmers will enjoy a gooc year in 11)54 despite an expected drop of five per cent in farm in come. T. E. Atkinson, an Extensior Service economist, told the Pulask County Agricultural Planning Conv mittce here that while Income will go down, farm operating costs also are expected to decline. Atkinson predicted lower prices for livestock feed nnd crop seed He said fertilizer was expected to remain at Its presejil price level, but that labor costs probably would rise. Atkinson said he didn't expect inother inrge drop in beef prices until late 1054 because production and slaughter of cattle have been jnlanced. He also forecast slightly ower prices for the poultry Indus. try next year. COAL . $10 ton delivered - 2 tons or more (Plus Tax) HESTER'S COAL YARD PHONE 3186 is THE HEW MASSEY-HARRIS 33 In power, economy and comfort you got more with the Massey- Harris 33. The big 201-inch overhead valve engine handles your toughest 2-3 plow jobs easier ... and it's economical on fuel and upkeep. Wide platform, comfortable Velvet-Ride seal and convenient finger-tip controls give you a smoother ride . . . less fatigue after a day in the field. You can order the 33 in Row Crop, Single Front Wheel, Standard or Hi-Arch design —with new iive P.T.O., for smoother, faster harvesting. W Sftp In toon and Itl ui thaw you all fh» odvanlagti of owning Iht n»w Ma:ity-Harrli 33. "Ktep Your £ye on Massey-Harris" 61 Implement Co. N. Highway 61 Phone 2142 "The farmer's Home of Satisfaction" Gill, West Named As NCC Delegates ENGLAND, Ark. —Fifteen mem- bois of the Arkansas cotton industry will represent the state at the sixteenth annual meeting ot the National Cotton Council at Atlanta, Georgia, February 1--2, J. J. Fletcher, chairman of the Council's Arkansas unit, announced today. Council delegates representing cotton producers, sinners, warehousemen, merchants, cottonseed crushers and spinners at the Atlanta meeting, will take part in formulating 1954 programs designed to improve cotton quality, increase efficiency and step up sales promoton. Industry Improved In announcing the delegates who will represent Arkansas, Mr. Fletcher asserted that "the cotton industry has come a iong way since the Council's inception in 1838. j "The quality of cotton products,] the efficiency of the industry and j the acceptance of the products of; lint and seed have all climbed to a! level where cotton now enjoys a! unique advantage and a real opportunity to score new gains. "However, it must be stressed \ that a redoubled effort is needed if j cotton is to consolidate its position j in established markets and capture' and hold new ones. "In these tough, competitive times an all-out selling job. based on research and promotion, is necessary to keep our Industry strong and healthy." Delegates elected to represent the Arkansas cotton groups include: Producers: Lawrence C. Sloan, Strawberry; R. E. Short, Brinkley; and Joe C. Hardin, Grady. Ginners: J. E. Teaford, Luxora; J. J. Fletcher, England; and Fred Carter, Lake City. Warehousemen: W. A. Coolldge, Helena; Chits. F. Manly, West Memphis; and Noble Gill, Dell. Merchants: B. G. West, Blytheville; James C. Botsford. Little' Rock; and L. T. Barringer, Memphis. Crushers: F. H. Jarrell, Little Rock; F. E. Wilson, Texarkana; and W. F. Bates, Little Rock. RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored AU, WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body & Radiator Shop 508 Cl. Lake Are. Pho. 6981 MUTUAL SELECTIVE FUND STOCK FUND for proifMKtiiitt and olhtr Information writo DIVERSIFIED SERVICES Minneapolis 2, Minnesota Or fill wt, flip and mail Iht coupott bv/om WILLIAM FARRIMOND P.O. Boi 72 Blythevill* Ark. PHONE 22«t T T°L "» """I""" «««bi«(! w -..-—n oompu* or M. p«atM ctwdced bvlowi Q iKvfcno*! mrnut. D nrmvoM • «i.&cnvt nwo Q ttnuromt mm. nv» NAME . ADDRESS _. CITY IONI _ STATI FARMERS NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR COTTON SEED DELINT- ED AND CERESAN M TREATED Blytheville Delinting Co. 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