The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 25, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 25, 1954
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FRIDAY, JUNE 25. 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Shortage Is Seen Rice Area Water Level On Decline FAYETTEVTLLE — Growing fears of a ground water shortage in Arkansas' rice area were substantiated today by the University's Agricultural Experiment Station. Results of a survey, made in. -—- - --- , conjunction with the United States! major source of ground irrigation the past 15 years. The survey was based on a comparison oi" water-level measurements made in 346 wells in 1938 and in 423 wells in 1953, plus readings made throughout the period- The area covered about «.80t) square miles and extended from Crowley's Ridge westward through the Gulf Costal Plain, mostly north of the Arkansas River. Readings were made only in deposits of Quaternary age, which occur at the sin-face, generally less than 200 feet thick, and are the Geological Survey and the State water. Division of Geology, show that ground water levels have dropped substantially in 89 per cent of the major rice-producing area during I In only four areas did ground water levels show even a slight rise between 1938 and 1953. They are: ern Jackson county, northwest survey, occurs in Lonoke and Prai- Poinsett county, western Craighead rie counties where the water level county, and eastern Lawrence coun- lias dropped more than 20 feet in ty. This rise is probably due primarily to water from the Cache River. 2. Eastern White county and northwestern Woodruff county. This increase is probably due to rainfall. 3. Eastern Monroe and northwestern Lee counties. Apparently the water level is fairly flat and constant in this area. 4. A small area in southwestern Arkansas county, probably caused by recharge from Bayou Meto and the Arkansas River. some sections. Rice acreage in Lonoke increased from 22,000 in 1938 to 41.000 in 1953. and in Prairie county from 29,000 to 51,000 acres in the same period. These results are contained in Report Series No. 42, written by H. B. Counts, engineer for the U. S. Geologcial Survey, and Kyle Engler, head of the University of Arkansas department of agricultural engineering. Grant Given On Irrigation FAYETTEVILLE—The University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station has accepted a grant f $2500 from the Aluminum Company of America iAlcoa i to expand its research work in sprinkler irrigation. So Dean and Director Up- pert S, Ellis of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics announced today. The Alcoa Research Grant was presented by Works Managers Carl R. Stout and J. T Waiters, in making the grant these olficials said. "We believe that the University of igme g. ,- Arkansas has an excellent program Single copies of the .lublicauon j m sprinkler i IT i g i lli(m research. The remainder of the major area may be obtained from the Bulletin, Th(?h . studies nftve been very nelp _ Office. College of Agriculture, Fay- ful [Q the fnrmm in Arkansas and shows a declining water level- Most Along the Cache River"in east- serious situation, according to the etteville. Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOLIMAN County - Home Demonstration Agent 4-H Leadership The girls attending the 4-H Leadership Camp at Jone.sboro this •week are Elizabeth Brister, Yarbro; Barbara Potter, Gosnell; Dorothy Willingham, Blytheville;' and Wanda Finch, Leachville. These girls will help direct 4-H activities when they return. Homemade Mix Very favorable comments have} Panning is a quick easy way to Foreign market specialists of the U. S. D. A. report that more coffee trees planted during- the past five years are coming into production in several countries. Fashion N 7 ews Put green color on your dinner table in the from of leafy vegetables. This is fashion news that is good in any season. Green leaves are attractive, and they are also rich in food values. The thinner and greener the leaf, the higher the value of vitamin A and iron. Some are rich in calcium. Many people have the wrong idea about spinach, it is a good source of vitamin A and iron, and only calcium cannot be utilized. in hand. When you cook greens quickly in a small amount of water you save the vitamins and minerals. On Missco Farms By KEITH B1LBRE1'. County Agent Bangs Test Have you any cattle you want tested for bangs disease? I plan to ask for the state or federal veterinarian to visit this county within the next month and take care Don't forget to let me know by letter, telephone or personal contact if you need this service. Advance Warninr Secretary Benson was quoted in the papers this week as saying that surpluses are continuing, that acreage allotments would have to be reduced and that DIVERTED ACRES would have to be planted in non allotment crops. V C JL J J.Ofc ¥ \J* **-*^*v- "wv****** v ^-.w —~^ - -^ ( JT Cl iHl lii jt lo CL k^UH^CX. (sei'Oj »» *A j «-v A*.* *-.«— ~ - I-L- *.* A been made about the homemade | coo k greens, especially those with My understanding at this time mixes the ladies are learning in a plm gent flavor such as mustard i is that diverted acres will have to their H. D. clubs. greens, turnip tops, kale and many go into hay, pasture crops, sou th'eir H. D. clubs. They are really thrilled over the prospect of saving time in preparing meals especially during this hot weather. wild greens Panning can best be done by i as well as making clothes, can be melting fat in a skillet and adding the chopped greens. They are learning a biscuit and a! Cover the skillet with a tight pastry mix that can be stored on j fitting lid to hold in the steam and the pantry shelf to be used when j cook slowly for 15 to 20 minutes or needed until tender. Not only biscuits and pastry but To make greens different, sprin- ttiany variations can be made. If kle in a little flour and mix it well you would like to have a leaflet on j with the greens. Then pour in milk the subject please call at the home demonstration agent's office. Prospects Brighten In the next two years the world j may get more coffee. I or cream and stir until thickened. Season with salt and pepper and serve at once. Save Time. Money Mending, repairing, and latering, RAIN DANCE NO WORK... NEED-UM CHOCTAW INJUN-EERED IRRIGATION Expert Engineering makes the Difference! That's Why Cboctaw's "ENGINEERED IRRIGATION" gives you more for your money! Plus Value . Engineered Irrlgat'-co that combines yMH, of field experience plus equipment designed 'V maximum efficiency at lowest possible cost. Chocks »ngineers pioneered irrigation !n the Mid-South and con Kelp you have water when you need it. Write or c»U for • Fre« Surrey of your Requirement* QCHOCTAVQ MEMPHIS. TENN. Ph. 48-4481 LITTLE ROCK. ARK. Ph. FlUnklin S-7291 JACKSO*. MISS. Ph. 3-3S72 a big help to the family budget if done efficiently. building crops or remain idle. If you believe these statements you may want to do some advance planning. Remember that fall seeded' pastures are usually more successful and productive than spring seeded ones. We think, at this time, that farmers will be permitted to plant alfalfa on diverted acres. Nothing certain, however. Tomato Fruit Worm Tomato fruit worms are quite bad in the first tomato crop that \ve have had for about three years- Actually thsi worm is the same as the com ear worm and the cotton boll worm. They can be fairly well controlled in tomatoes with careful spraying and proper timing. The worm is hard to kill and DDT is the most elfective. Spraying is most effective because it stays on ! the plants a little better. You can ful to the farmers in Arkansas and to the sprinkler irrigation industry. We are pleased to make this grant so that this worthy research project may be expanded." Experimental work in supplemental irrigation has been conducted for several years by assistant agricultural engineers R. H. Benedict and Billy B. Bryan in cooperation with members of the Agronomy and Horticulture Departments, Dean Ellis pointed out. The grant will permit increased research in the irrigation of pastures, cotton, and other crops, which will be carried out primarily at the Cotton Branch Station at Marianna. In addition to Jhe grant. Alcon has also furnished the Experiment Station with 2.000 feet 01 8-inch pipe to be used in the research work at the Cotton Branch Station. Mathieson Chemical Company has cooperated in equipping the pipe with the necessary fittings. Dean Ellis stated. A convenient sewing center can! dust them with a 5% to 10% DDT speed and ease mending and niak-1 strgenth, if you do not have a spraying clothes. In the small homes of' today, the demand is for compact centers that can be located in the room where the housewife prefers to sew. A U-shaped center with the sew- er. Put one ounce of 50% DDT dust in 3 gallons of water, add a tea- gallon. This makes the water stick on the plants and helps to give good ing machine in the middle of the U ; coverage. Spray plants and clusters to point of run off. Squash Bug* Squash lovers seem to have a lot area is a time-saver. A surface for laying out supplies on the right, and a surface for pressing on the left completes the plan. Underneath these surfaces, sewing supplies can be kept in convenient drawers. A peg-board on the wall just above the sewing machine will serve as a convenient place to keep sewing supplies and small equipment such as scissors and thread. As the housewife sits in the middle of the sewing center, she has all her sewing needs within easy reach. A swivel chair on rollers is ideal. A sit-down ironing board or a press board on a low table is handy to use for pressing needed in mending and sewing jobs. I advise each homemaker to consider the available space and then work out her own arrangements for equipment, lighting, and methods to make her work more efficient. It's Time To — Control houseflies. Check your insurance beneficiaries. An important change such as a death, marriage, or birth may have occurred since you took out your policy. Plant sweet corn where and when Irish potatoes are dug. Clip hedges. Mow the lavm often. Water roses when rainfall is insufficient. Nip the tips of budding plants to make them more sturdy. Water annuals to prolong their life. Check woolen blankets and rugs that are not in moth proof storage. Vacuum rugs, especially in dark corners or under furniture to destroy moth eggs. Sun and brush blankets. No Reservation Life Following the last Seminole Indian war, most of these Indians were exiled to Oklahoma by the United States government. Some escaped into the Everglades of Florida, where descendants of the band are living today. of trouble with squash bugs. This would not be so if you knew what insecticides to use. Sabadilla dust or malathion as a dust or spray are the two effective squash bug killers. Best results when insects are contacted or touch by some of the poison. Fleas It's a shame that some people let fleas build up around the home to the point that they are a pest; kill the chickens, bite the baby, and get all in the house. They really can be easily killed and controlled if you use the right thing. Use a 5% strength DDT spray. The cheap way is to buy 50% DDT powder and mix your own spray. Mix 24 pounds of 50% wettable DDT powder in three gallons of water. This three gallons should go over 1000 square feet of ground or surface area. The old fashion control measure was to build a fire at night in the barn lot or infested area. The fleas per acre. They are easier killed while young and congregated in grassy areas like ditch banks and fence rows, Field Insect* Field inspections all week indicated that cotton insects were at a very minimum and growth could not have been better. Cototon has reached the stage in North Mississippi County to where thrip are you friendly insect. They cannot hurt cotton at this stage. They are the main insect that controls red spider all summer. That helps to explain why red spider are often worse where summer spraying has been necessary. In no case have we found a single field where fleahoppers were in numbers to justify concern, much less poisoning. Look at the new leaf in' the bud, about the size of your thumb nail. It is as slick and clean as can be. The new leaf will always tell you if you had any damaging insects this week, such a* flea hopper and tarnished plant bug. Old leaves tell you what happened weeks ago. If you would learn this, or let us leach you, it would save some Weather And Crop Bulletin (Compiled by cooperative efforts of USD A, Extension Service, Oeuartment of Commerce and University of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) j The mean temperature for thej past week, as determined from the record of 20 stations, was 82 decrees which is 3 degrees above normal. Weekly means ranged fro i«84 degrees at Arkndeiphia, Camden, and! Little Rock to 78 deproes at Fa.veU.e- ' ville. Extremes ranged from 101 de- Rrees at Cnmden on the 18th to GO degrees at Gilbert on the 16th. The average rainfall for 20 stations was 0.45 inch. The greatest weekly total was 1.49 inches at Georgetown. Dnrdanelle and Portland had no rain during the week. Scattered showers fell in many localities during the week but in general, the need for rain is increasing: and extending to more areas. As usual, the need is more urgent in the uplands, althouuh many bottom soils are getting quite dry. "Pastures, hay crops, vegetables and early corn are the main crops which are deteriorating, although soybeans are beginning to need rain in localities not favored with showers recently. The dry weather has been a boon to cotton chopping .this work being done at a-minimum cost. The COTTON crop continued to make excellent progress, not being slowed so far by the dry weather- Fields are very clean for this time of the year, in a good state of cultivation, and plants are making n good growth under the stimulus of hot days and nights. Old cotton started blooming during the week and is squaring heavily, in general, insect infestations are reported to be relatively light although locally heavy and requiring control measures in some counties. Their damage is reported rather serious in Desha County but the cotton has outgrown it in Philips County. There are also some reports of flea hoppers, red spider mites and boll worms. Over-wintered boll weevils have appeared in most counties, and some spot dusting has been done. Early CORN needs rain as most of it is at or apporaching the critical stage of filling. Upland Welds are deteriorating and in urgent, need; bottom land fields are holding up better. LATE CORN and SORGHUMS are doing well. Haying continues under good curing conditions. Most GRAIN HAY has been saved, with good yields reported. SMALL GRAIN combining is about finished in many counties and well along in the others. Yields have been running considerably above expectations. Much is going Into the loan, although storage problems have developed. Rain is needed immediately on small grain fields where double-cropping is planned. RICE is in good condition as a rule. The crop has completely outgrown the early May frost in- Increased Pork Forecast for Fall WASHINGTON (AP) — An Agriculture Department hog production survey indicates that supplies of pork in butcher shops next fall and winter will be about 13 per cent larger than a year earlier. This large increase will be accompanied, officials predicted. • by a reduction in prices. Pork 1ms been selling at hijfh prices in relation to boo! during 'he P'^t year or so, reflecting a sharp downturn in production. The department reported the 1954 spring pi£ crop totaled 5(5.0(50.000 head compared with 491703.000 for the 1953 sprlrs 1 crop and (he record of 74,223.000 for the 1943 wartime spring crop The spring crop pro- jury. Much fertilizer was put on rice fields during the week, SOVBEANS are in fine condition and have a good prospect except in some of the driest localities where inadequate moisture is returdmp development. Some planting remains to be done in Arkansas County and possibly a few others. Excellent quality POTATOES are being dug, and yields also are satisfactory but prices nre rather low. The early TOMATO harvest Is underway in South Arkansas. Prospects continue good although some localities need rain, picking of early PEACHES is in lull swing. CATTLE are in very good condition but PASTURES need rain, particularly upland pastures. Supplies of STOCK WATER ore still adequate on most farms. We '& Come 0 Long Hby A replica of the first Froelich tractor which was the "granddaddr" & th« present-day complete line of Joha One morning back in 1892, the peace and cjuiet of the little Iowa town of Froelich was shattered by an unfamiliar roar ... the cough and clank of a one-cylinder engine mounted on the running gear of a rt xi rt *« steam traction engine. This one-lunger, the pride oflolm Froelich, proved a success and soon moved out^o( Iowa to the broad plains o{ the Dakotas. That fall >t helped harvert over 72,000 bushels of small gram. From that humble beginning has come the great line of John Deere Tractors . . . tractors that today offer ad- Tantages undreamed of just a few years ago. Time has changed . . . John Deere Tractors have come a long way." MISSCO YOUR JOHN South Highwoy 61 And through these years, as the Joan Deer* Dealer in this community, we've been a part of this progress. We've seen changes in tractors, in equipment, in farming methods, in farms. We've made new friends to be cherished as old friends a* the years passed by. Yes . . , we've come a long way together ia this community . . . you, our customers, John Deere, and ourselves. It's a winning combination that enable* us to face the future with confidence. IMPLEMENT COMPANY DEERE DEALER 3-4434 Serving Your Farm Equipment Needs 4s a with Us &—-•! 1UO UJ. IHH-OKVU. mi-o.. A"^ would eventually travel to the fire farmers hundreds of dollars, and jump in. O.K. go ahead and burn the barn down. I had rather use DDT spray. Grasshoppers This is predicted to be one of the worse grasshopper years in recent history for some parts of the United States. I do not anticipate serious trouble in this county, but make the following suggestions: There are several new materials that are very effective in killing grasshoppers. Some of them are: toxaphene, chlordane, aldrin, and heptachlor. Use 2 pounds of pure toxaphone to the acre or chlordane at the rate of i'i to 1 pound technical material Pre-Wor Prices DeSoto Beer 2 94 « w « ~— 6 Can Carton 'Op Phillip Applebaum Liquor Store 110 So. Fifth Phone 3-9641 MAKE YOUR OWN RAI SPRINKLING IS frOOD CROP IN- SURANCI bocau* it mak«* H po*- sibU for you to ifrigitt whtn *nfl whert you nttd to* THE A-M SYSTEM givti you many wclusiva pat«nt«d hirtt! It m«*ni fasttr, taslor, foolproof coupling *nd uncoupling! Every valvt, coupling and fitting U mada of **>• fin«tt alloy ... YET A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MORE! C«ll ui for * Fltt Mtim*t« •* • c»mpl«t« t»rl*tl« 'A Dealers Wanted! A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS McKINNONS Irrigation Equipment Co. Manila, Ark. About 70 per cent of all farms in the United States have at least one automobile. AGENTS FOR BUTLER AND RED TOP GRAIN BINS By rum implement Co. 118 E. Main—Phone 3-4404 vides the slaughter supply during the following fall and winter. Last December, a department .survey indicated a four per cent increase in (.his year's spring crop. The department also forecast the 1954 fall crop at 35 million head, an increase of 10 per cent over list fall's 31.882.000 hend. The record lal crop was 47.584,000 in 1943. Fnl plus provide the market supply for the following spring and summer. Total pip production this year woud be 91,066,000 head or 12 per cent above last year's total crop of 81,585.000 head. The record crop was 121 million in 1943. Last year's crop was the smal- est since 1948. A sharp drop in prices in 1951 and 1952 ed farmers to cut back production. But the prices turned favorable last year to encourage the new expansion in production. Hogs have been one of the very few farm products to bring farmers prices above parity, the price declared by aw to be fair to farmers in relation to the cost of things they buy. The production of pigs this spring and ast, respectively, by important produc4ng states included: Arkansas 313,000 and 295,000. Illinois, for example, normally is not considered a bad hail state. In 1953, however, Insurance Companies paid out more for hai! damage on farm crops in Illinois than in any other state. This year, protect your growing crops with HAIL INSURANCE. UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY A. F. "DEE" DIETRICH, Mfrr. You Can Be Wiped Out in a Few Minutes DON'T ARGUI WITH WEIDS... KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA GRASS AND MANY OTHER FARM WEEDS Widely used throughout the South for destroying all types of weeds and grasses. Kills weed roots .. . prevents regrowth. In convenient powder form; easy to mix for spraying. E. C. 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