The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1954 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 18, 1954
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FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE REVIEW -FORECAST By KIITH BILBREY. County Afent MALATHION ,»ajr tb* word, MALATHION, two or three times. Let it stick in your mind. Malathion is a new and very promising chemical to control many of the insects that bother us today. In addition to being a preferred poison for garden insects it it now one of the best for the control of houseflies. If you care to try it here is a suggested mixing procedure. If you buy it in the usual 57% strength, it then contains five pounds of actual or pure malathion per gallon. To make up six gallons of spray, use 1 pint of 57% malathion, 3 cups of sugar or 1 pint of molasses. Actually the sugar or molasses is used to make the material attractive to flies and It will remain so over a long period of time. Follow the caution on containers, in using it. Fleahoppers At a recent meeting with a number of specialists and County Agents a* the research station, More Profits FromSheepHerds MiHc During First light Woks Is Important to Lamb* FATJ JR 1WHXS,— The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station came up with a finding today that wiH mean more profits for the sheev producer*. More specifically, it apptfee to farmer* who graw fat Mmta lor market. Research ha« shown that the Iambi which gain fastest and grow to maifcet fintti soonest art the ones ^at get the most milk during the first eight, weeks of suckling. With thfe knowledge, the farmer can now give more importance to selecting his ewet for their milk-producing The experiment wa* conducted by Dr. Martin 3. Burris and Chester Aaugus, of the University animal Mdus*Fjr department. Dr. Burris said he found a great deal of variation in daily milk yield among ewes of similar breeding, site, and age. t the same time, there was a definite correlation between the milk- yielding capacity oC the ewe and the growth rate o her lamb. For example, one «we that produced 3.3 pounds of miifc daily during the first four weeks after lambing, hod a lamb that weighed 72 pounds at 12 weeks. In contrast, another ewe in the same lot averaged only 1.4 pounds of mlMc daily and her lamb weighed only 34 pounds at 12 week* of age. The researchers also found that ewes with twin lambs are not stimulated to produce more milk, contrary to popular belief. Bach twin got only half the amount of milk that a single lamb would have gotten. After eight weeks of age, the milk yield is not so important to the •lamb's growth, Dr. Burris said, when grain, is creep-fed. However, that early advantage in weight is retained by the lamb up to market time. While the test was not designed to compare milk-yielding ability of various breeds, Dr. Burris reported that the 25 Hampshire ewes in the test had a range in daily milk yields at four weeks o fram 1 to 4 pounds. Three Southern ewes ranged from 1 to 2 J /3 pounds, and seven Suffoulk ewes ranged from 3 to 5 pounds daily milk yield. How are milk yields determined in lactating ewes? The research men simply weighed each lamb before and after suckling, and the difference in the two weights was the amount of milk intake. This process was repeated four times daily. YOU MUST ACT TO GET -SIOUX- STEEL STORAGE st o r * 9 • squtezt is ! So *ct now... com t W tOOfl 4fM •!•«• yow ordtr for famous •SKXIX- $t*«4 gr«in bint, tht only bint with 6-p!y ribt for gr*«ttr strength, tightness, «4KN!X- S*«tl t»iJtfli In. MLlWUlik TAY QIMIfffy iw OTP'IVWfnfV I ^A WRfltOFF, grain storaga facilities MMM, and crop loam, t »*••: 900 tc IIOOU ilythtvHIt Soybton Corp. Phona 1-8856 Snow Tractor Company IK' N Franklin Phone 3-8951 Osceola, Arkansas, this question was asked, "What effect would an early attack of fleahoppers have upon the damaged but early planted cotton surviving the recent weather damage?" The bug specialist answers may surprise you. Here's what they said, "Fleahoppers attacking such cotton at the beginning of squaring could for a limited period of infestation actually prove beneficial by delaying early heavy fruiting. Early heavy fruiting may under certain conditions reduce yields if vegetative growth is small at the time of this early heavy fruiting. Heavy fruiting has a limiting effect upon further vegetative growth. A. S. C. Moves Many of you know by now that the A.S.C. Office (commonly known as the P.M.A.) has mvoed back into the Court House. County Judge Phil Deer has done some very splendid rearranging and has made it possible for the A.S.C. to move back here. I am sure every farmer in Mississippi County will appreciate this. Parking arrangements are better. You do not have to climb stairs. Many times you have business with the County Agent or some other county office and you will not lose so much time going from one to another. It never hurts anything to be nice to people, so if you appreciate the A.S.C. Office being moved back into the Court House maybe you should tell the county judge so. Operation A Success. Some of you may be surprised to know that Mr. Hershel Carter, our assistant agent, was operated on last Saturday night at 11 o'clock for appendicitis. He seems to be making a normal recovery. That gives me a chance to" brag indirectly on the new county hospital in Blytheville. Mr. Carter says he has just never seen nicer people than the nurses and the doctors out at the hospital. He said he wished he had some way of telling the people of the county what a nice hospital they have. That also gives me the opportui* ity to ask—do you have health and hospital insurance? I believe June is the month in which your Mississippi County Farm Bureau would help you enroll in the Blue Cross- Blue Shield Insurance program. I don't have that particular insurance but I think it is all right. Why don't you aS& your doctor about it? They helped to organize the Blue Cross-Blue Shield, a non-profit organization in Arkansas. When To Fertilize If you have not already completed your cotton fertilizer program, I would suggest that you do it immediately. Early side dressing is important because the nitrogen should be available to the crop early in the period of growth. This may be surprising to you: — "About 60% to 80% of the total "plant food requirement of a cotton plant is taken up by the first bloom stage." Scientists apparently have proven this point but it's still an amazing one to me. Our rule of thumb in past years has been — complete side-dressing before June 20th. Soybean Varieties We always recommend that ydu plant Ogden or an Ogden type soybean following small grain crops. In other words, never plant a quick maturing soybean like Dorman or Dortchsoy 67 or S-100 late in the season. That may not sound right to you, if you have not had experience. I can always explain it to you if you would like to know the reason why we recommend a late maturing soybean be planted at late dates. The new Lee soybean is receiving a lot of publicity but none of the seed are available this year. John Stevens at Dell and Earl Wildy at Leachville got all of the Lee seed available for 1954. Mimosa Worms Mimosa worms are attacking the exotic shade trees in Blytheville again this year. A 5 per cent D.D.T. A POINT OF UDDER—A day-old calf with a mind of her own gives a mechanical milking machine a chewing out a* BflSffiett DaJax.Ft, JKfiEfe, Te^ 1^ objections on four points wgrc overruled, 1 Weather And Crop Bulletin (Complied by cooperative efforts of USDA, Extension Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) The mean temperature for the past week, as determined from the records of 20 stations was 81 degrees, which is 3 degrees above normal. The highest weekly mean was 84 degrees at Camden; the lowest, 76 degrees at Fayetteville. The .highest temperature reported was 101 degrees at Camden and Newport the afternoon of the.13th; the lowest, 58 degrees at Gilbert the morning of the llth and 12th. The average rainfall for 11 stations having measurable amounts was 0.34 inch. Blytheville's weekly total of 0.84 inch was the heaviest reported while 11 stations reported traces or none. Soil moisture is still adequate for good crop growth on most of the bottom lands but upland crops are in need of rain. In fact, rains would be beneficial and welcome throughout the State, being especially needed for early corn, hay crops, pastures, vegetables, recently planted crops which are not up, and on stubble fields to facilitate preparation of seedbeds for later crops. The COTTON crop showed further improvement during the week, and is in excellent condition. A large part of the acreage has been chopped, cultivated one or more times and is clean. Aided by good seed beds and fa- spray should give complete control. Wheat Allotments The A.S.C. Office will now accept requests for new Grower Wheat allotments. Deadline for requests is June 30. "New Grower" allotments to the county, I expect, would be very small. vorable weather, the crop had been chopped at a rapid 'tate and QO serious scarcities of labor have developed. Early cotton is squaring. Practically all of the acreage has been planted and is up, although some recent plantings will require showers to bring them up. Some late planted cotton germinated, then died. Boll weevils are appearing in older cotton but not in large numbers so far. There are reports of limited damage by red (spider. H o w e v e r , thrips have caused more damage to date than other insects; control measures have been necessary in some instances. In general, FEED CROPS are in good condition and developing satisfactorily although EARLY CORN is in need of rain. Large acreages of SORGHUMS and late corn are up and being cultivated. Planting continues. SMALL GRAIN harvest is about over in some areas and is underway elsewhere. With very few exceptions the yields of WHEAT and OATS are unusually good. RICE is growing very well and is in good condition in most counties. Fertilizer is being applied. In Desha County the early rice is | grassy and some damage has been j done by rice water weevils. Weed] growth and green algae present aj problem in a few Jackson County fields. Some seeding of rice continues. SOYBEANS look very good and have a fine prospect at present, although beginning to need rain in some localities. A limited amount of planting remains to be done in a number of counties. Harvest of CRIMSON CLOVER SEED is underway. Digging of POTATOES is in full swing in commercial areas. Early PEACHES are being picked; the fruit is clean and of good quality. GREEN BEANS are being harvested in the Arkansas Valley. TOMATOES are beginning to move in South Arkansas. A good crop is still in prospect although rain is needed. CUCUMBERS and WATERMELONS are somewhat late but growing rapidly. LIVESTOCK are in good condition but PASTURES are beginning to need rain, particularly in the uplands. WheafAllotments Available Now Those Who Had None Seeded in 1952-54 May Apply at ASC Owners or renters of land on which no wheat was seeded for grain during the years 1952 through 1954 may apply for a 1955 wheat acreage allotment, Stanley D. Carpenter, chairman of the Mississippi County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, said yesterday. To be considered for an allotment on a farm which had no wheat seeded for grain in any of the three years, a farmer must apply in writing to his county ASC committee by June 30, Mr. Carpenter said. Allotment application blanks are available in Mississippi County ASC offices located in Blytheville and Osceola. Baby Squirrel Raises Rumpus to Be Fed LINCOLN, Neb. (IP)—A. baby squirrel can disdupt the routine of a house as much as can an infant child, Mrs. Richard Lutz discovered. As foster mother to an orphaned squirrel, Mrs. Lutz fed it with a miniature bottle and nipple, even getting up every two or three hours at night for feedings- When hungry, it cried" loud enough to wake the whole house," she said. PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 46 BE l'i' kJitJOLVKD by the House or Representatives ot the State of Ark- Misns. and by the Scnatt: » Majority of all tht Member* Hoc ted to Kucb Houee Agreeing Thereto: THAT THE FOLLOWING It nertby proposed as nn amendment to the Constitution of the StAte of ArkunMV«. and upon being submitted to the electors of the State for approval or rejection »t the next general election for Representative* nnd Senator. IT n majority Of the electors voting thereon, ut such an election, adopts such ainondmeiit, the cu,me shall become a part of the Constitution of the State or Arkanjaa. to* wit. SECTION 1. The Executive Department 01 i tils stute consist of a Governor. Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State. Treasurer of State, Auditor of State, Attorney General and Commissioner of State Lands, all (it whom shall keep their offices at the scat of Government, and hold their offices for the term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified SECTION 2. The annual «al«rle s ot such State officers, which ahall be paid In monthly installment* ahall be aa follows: The Governor, the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15.000.00): the Lieutenant Governor, the sum of Three Thousand and Six Hundred Dollar* ($3.600.00); the Secretary of State, the sum ol Seven Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars ($7.200.00): the Treasurer ot State, the sum of Seven Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars 1*7,200.00); the Auditor of State, the sum of Seven Thouand and Two Hundred Dollars ($7.200.00); the Attorney General, the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars ($8.000.00): and the Commissioner of Btsite Lauds, the sum of Six Thousand Dollars ($6.000.00) SECTION 3. The above Mentioned State Officers shall be elected by the qualified electors Of the State ftt large at the time of the regular general election for voting for members of the General Assembly: the returns of each election therefor shall be sealed up separately and transmitted to the seat of government by the returning officers not later than the last day of November of the year In which the election Is neld. nnd shall be directed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The General Assembly shall convene in special session on the first Monday m December of the year in which the members of the General Assembly are elected and shall be in session for a period not to ex- coed three days, unless called into special session by the Governor. At such session of the General Assembly, and upon both Houses being organized, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall open and publish the votes cast and given for each of the officers hereinbefore mentioned. In the presence of both Houses of the General Assembly. The person having; the highest number of votes for each of the respective offices shall be declared duly elected thereto; and shall Immediately begin his term of office: but If two or more shall be equal, the highest In votes for the same office, one of them shall by chosen by a Joint vote of both Houses of the General Assembly, and a majority of all the members elected shall be necessary to a choice. SECTION 4 The General Assembly shall meet in regular session of sixty (60) days, which need not be continuous, at the seat of government every two years on the first Monday In February of each odd numbered year until said time be changed by law The members of the Genera Assembly shall receive as their salarj the sum of Twenty-four Hundred Do! lars ($2.400.00), except the Speakei of the House of Representatives, who shall receive as his salary Twenty five Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2.550.00). for each period of two (2) years payable at such time and in such manner as the General Assembly may determine: and In addition to such salary the members of the General Assembly shall receive Ten Cents (lOc) per mile for each tulle traveled in going to and returning from the scat of government ovet the most dliect and practicable route, and provided, further that when n»ld members are required to attend an extraordinary or special session ot. the General Assembly, they ehall receive in addition to salary herein provided, the sum of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per day for each day they are required to attend, and mileage, at the same rat* herein provided SECTION 5. There Is hereby created a Joint ad Interim committee of the General Assembly to be selected from Its membership, as may be provided by law, for the purpose of conduct- Ing research Into governmental problems ana making audits of State agencies The General AsMtnbly shall fix the nmouut of per diem and expenses of committee members and the compensation and expenses of the committee's emoloytea. SECTION «. ((a) The Oonoral Assembly ahull from time to time provide for the salarlea and compensation of the justices Of the Supreme Court and for the-salaries »nd ex- penaea of the Juduon of the Circuit and Chancery Court* of tali State; provided, that suob salaries and compensation of tha justice* ot the Supreme Court tvnd the salaries and •xpcnses of the Judges or the Circuit tnd Chancery Courts snail not be leas than now provided by law. (b) me uenerai Assembly shall by law det«rinlns the amount and method of payment of salaries to th* Commissioner* of the Workmen*' Compensation Commission; provided, that the salary of any Commissioner ahalj not b* !••• than now provided by law. (c) 'rne Qenerai Assembly shall by law determine the amount and method of payment of salaries of county officials. Nothing herein shall be construed a* abrogating any right of the people as the State of Arkansas under the Initiative and Referendum provisions of the Constitution of th« statutes of Arkansas. (d) That Section J3 ol Artici* XIX. of th* constitution and Section 2 of Amendment IX to th* Oontltution of the Stats ol Arkansas b* tnd the **m« ar* hereby repealed. SUCTION 7. That Section M of Article 7 of th* Constitution of tb*> sut* of Arkan**s u am*nd*d to mtf as follow: "For every fit* hundred *l*cton there shall b* elected on* Justice of the p*ac*. but *v*ry township how* ever small, shall h*v* tiro juatlOM of th« p«ac*." 6KC7ZC/M •. 'ran untodmtnt thill b* in force upon its adoption and shall not requlr* legislative action to put it into fore* and «ff*ot. Approved: March U. 1933. O. 0. HALL Secretary of TAKE IT HOME! !i Dozen FRIED SHRIMP $100 Razorback Drivt-ln Illinois, for example, normally ii not considered a bad hail state. In 1053, however. Insurance Companies paid out more for hail damage on farm crops in Illinois than in any other state. This year, protect your growing crops wita HAIL INSURANCE. UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY A. F. "DEE" DIETRICH, Mgr. 11W. Main Phone 3-6812 Blythtvillt You Can Be Wiped Out in a Few Minutes Mr. Farmer WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF SWIFT MIXED FEEDS—FOR CATTLE, HOGS AND POULTRY. 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