The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1953 · Page 11
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December 18, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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DECEMBER 18, 1953 BLYTHEVILLB ( ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN RE VIEW »• FORECAST for Laying Hens— Pictures above show part of the new poultry layout and is readying 1.200 pullets to «o into an additional 1,080 IB H. L. Halsell farm near Promised Land. Mr. Halsell cages which will be contained in a new chicken housf Cages at the is among several fanners in the county to experiment with caged laying hens. He has 576 in cages now (top picture) (lower picture). (Courier Nev.'s Photos) Mr. Halsell will need about 200, of c-ges for lc.yinj hens. I pullets each month for replacement j Mr. Halsell says that one reason purposes and when his project is j [or his interest in c'-ic':eno Uiis completed, he'll have more than year stems from the fact that he I 1,650 laying hens. [ will hr.ve some 400 rcres w.iich he, production is easy. Mr. he sr.id, may be put into feed cage for each eg; crops for the hens. A daily check on the hens' egt r uses Others : etting into the layer bus- Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOLLiMAN County Home Demonstration Agent Planning For 1954 The home demonstration club members have recently had three meetings for planning the 1954 program of work. The major projects to be stressed in next year's program will be clothing:, foods, and home improvement. The minor projects will include family life and health. The self improvement program started in 1953 will continue through 1954. Community improvement, is the major county-wide project. Those attending at least one of these important meetings were: Mrs. Mary Scrape, Mrs. Ivcrson Morris. Mrs. P. B. Jarrott, Mrs. Cris Pierce. Mrs. O. R. Redford, Mrs. Roy Dawson, Mrs- Charles Abbott, Mrs. I. T. Wouu, Mrs. Leslie Moore, Mrs. Ddbert Hooker, Mrs. Bill Bruise, Mrs. E. C. Thompson. Mrs- W. O. Anderson, Mrs. W. L. Smiih, Mrs. R. W. Woolen, Mrs. .Taft Melzger, Mrs. Yonnie ar- ris, Mrs. Ludie Homer, Miss Izora Davis, Mrs. Bob Veach. Mrs. Helen Veach, Mrs. Gene McGuire, Mrs. Cotton Belt's Pink Bollworm Threat Cited MEMPHIS (A 1 )—A leader in the fight against the pink boll worm said yesterday the cotton belt isn't doing enough to curb the pest's "devastating possibilities." Dr. P, C. Bishopp of Brownsville, Texas, said it was unnerving to find some planters doubt reports that the migrating pest ha turned up in Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The pink bolhvorm used to be confined to Mexico and a few boi rter counties in Texas. Within the past few years it has pushed east, almost to the Mississippi River. Bishopp, principal speaker at a ,wo-day Cotton Insect Control Conference, told some 500 delegate that the boll worm's spread "is alarming but not hopeless." More Vigor Urged But he urged more vigorous ef- Dave Abbott, Mrs. Forrest Bradberry a berry. Mrs. Elizie Wheeler, Moore, Mrs. Gene the tree at Christmas time. Tree may burst quickly into an uncon trollable flame. Shining: Silver Shining silver will add much to your holiday table. Silver tarnishes in the presence of sulphur— which is in the air, . in eggs, rubber, bleached dishcloths and most paper. Heat and moisture also Mrs. Otto Brad- tarnish. silver. The first county-wide meeting on the clothing project will be a two- day work shop for the clothing leaders of each club. This meeting will perhaps be held the latter part of January. The clothing leaders will then hold clothing workshops in their communities in February. Community Improvement The Yarbro home demonstration club members have worked together in getting a dub house and have recently installed running water and bathroom fixtures. Mrs. Cone McGuire is the president of the ciub. Safety Tip The Christmas season presents special fire hazards. The first step in avoiding a tragedy during the Christmas holidays is an awareness on the part of parents m using reasonable care ,n placing the tree, using care decorating it, and watching an d Salt quickly increase corrodes The most satisfactory way to keep .silver clean is to use it. For regular cave, wash it in a suets of mild soap or some mild detergent, rinse it carefully, and then dry thoroughly. Whenever u slight film of tarnish appears, remove it immediately. LED FFA \VOKK — Wheeler Gr.icy and Max (Buddy) Whatley (seated) were leaders in a high school Future Farmers of America project which restored hundreds of old toys to be given to needy children this Christmas. FFA chapter members joined with Junior Chamber of Commerce and BlytheviLle Kiwanis Club in helping sponsor annual Christmas party here. (Courier News Photo) forts toward control. The major j National Pink Boll worm Research objective now is to block the menacing migration until new weapons are developed and tested, he said. One recent campaign aimed at the pink bollworrn was the release of thousands of insects harmless A good silver-cleaning paste may i to cotton but death on bollworms be used, or you may make your own by mixing three parts of finely powdered whiting, and one part of household ammonia. Rub the paste over the silver. A soft cloth or brush may be used. When the tarnish has been removed, wash, rinse and dry the silver before using or storing it. Silver that is not used frequently is best kept in a cool, dry place- It nmy be kept in a tarnish-proof chest, in dark-colored outing flannel cases, in closed grass jars, or may be wrapped air-tight in specially treated paper. in an effort to keep the pest down by natural means. Over 350,000 of such insects, im• ported from Tndin, were set out at 37.8 points in nine smith Texas counties, he said. Results have not yet been determined. Dr. Bishopp, coordinator for the u . v ( ... jpess and utilizing caged hens in-1 inspecting it every day while it is The Accompanying story by Assistant County Agent H. H. C.uier explains relatively new popularity $ C>? .ff*± w r. o . . - -- • - won't be able to plant in cotton due I a "clothes pin system." whereby yesterday the egg production is recorded by 1.000 Ci^cs, moving the pin up a notch on the of Manila. A limited portion of this acreage, Wheeler, Yarbro, u'ho bewail installation of and Mrs. Harry Wright, up. j When electric bulbs are used [ sure the house wiring is not defective, that, none ol the cords are Cage S .C K« "i I ^ .^t; 1 v ,- u™^! By H. H. CARTER Assistant County Ai^ent Laying hens kept in cages aver-, aged'about SI.75 more labor income i comparea opusar in Cert of car.es floor-manascd , 31.30 per bird. flock at Alabama was lu per cent, to only 4 per cent for .ecl tlock. Weekly culling per per hen led than hens managed on 1 *- llc the floor. These are results ob- i greatly reduces death losses, taineii with laying cages at the J Vhe three dozen more eggs Alabama Experiment station. | Commercial poultrymcjn in South-j losses of about 14 hens out of each ern California have been using sin- 100 kept, resulted in $1.75 ihgher glc deck cages for laying hens since I labor income from the caged hens 1935. It is estimated that in Los j than from the floor-managed hens, Angeles County, the most densely . in the Alabama study. , _ _ 4tfi ^ utvij , l ,, VJ ,.,_.„,. populated poultry area in America, | The uniform production of fresh i experience and good management 99 per cent of all poultry farms eggs throughout the year that oc- [ practices. starting market eg,g production! curs from a properly managed) Success with a commercial lay- since 1945 have been of the indi-j caged flock is very desirable in j n g n 0 ck will depend more on the vidual, wire-cage type. ! planning a marketing program. The usee of these cages is a veryj The regular replacement of culls, recent practice in the South but one j necessary to a successful cage in which there has been a great [ program, enables the po'ultryman deal of. interest during the past few • to keep his house completely full years. j of laying hens every day of The Alabama Experiment Station! year. B P (Ffc *? T here Pee. 21 William R. Hcnson. bangs calf- hood vnccinator. will be in North approximately t Mississippi County, at 11:00 | Monday, December 21. Someuincs flies become quite a ' He is working for the state in a problem around c.:;c plants due | program of vaccinatiing female cat- Ir.r^eH' to improper ;:K-ii.:i;ei:irm. tie roughly from four to eight By no means is the cage system i months of age, for the purpose of to !,e r;'comr.i<?n.!eU unci'-r •.'.!! cun-, keeping bangs disease out of herds ditions in preference to the cunven- and eliminating it from the state- If you have any. calves to ne vaccinated at this time please notify the county agent office before S:CO a.m., Monday morning. frayed and that the house circuit can stand the load. Set the tree away from the fireplace, stove or radiator. It should not block an exit. It should stand in water. Use electric lights, never candles, on and about the tree, she advises- See that light cords are not frayed a. m. and are placed where they will not be walked on. The switch should be some distance from the tree. Plugging and unplugging should not be done at the tree. Tissue paper should not be wrapped around electric bulbs, and lights should not be lett burning when you are away. Electric apparatus, such as elec- A piece of camphor gum kept in the jar cr in the drawer, but not touch ns the silver, helps to prevent bc ' tarnish. It's Time To — 1. Buy or dig a live Christmas operator than on the method. Transplanted Boars Wild boar in the Cherokee na- tbe.tional forest are descendants of I boars imported from Europe by at Auburn started experimenting i This is quite different from the i S p 0 rtsmen to stork a game pre- wilh single dec!: layins cages m.average floor-operated poultry serv( . The fo'-m the only droves Ifl-n and have pioneered in this re-if arm where the plant^ usually op-| of European wild boars in Amcr- Advantages of System The cage system of producin; [market eggs is considered to be Gourmets' Delight Turtle eggs are consumed in South America by natives and Europeans alike. Eggs of the lizard species, the iguana, are considered a great delicacy by gourmets. 2. Rake leaves off winter lawn grass before it is smothered out. 3. Tran?,pl?.nl hardy perennials. 4- Apply dormant spray to fruit trees. 5. Plan a family party and make a picture of group activities. 6. Plan to pivc your house a gift such as building step shelves to increase storage In your kitchen cabinets. 7. Keep the base of your Christmas tree in water to lessen the fire hazard. trie trains, should be kept away annica. from the tree. Paper and other litter should not be left under the tree. Metal decorations on the tree are much Eater than cotton, paper, or other inflammable decorations. Every home should have a fire extinguisher and it should he near The leaves alone of the largest Sequoia tree weir-ih 155 tons, according to the Encyclopedia Brit- more profitable than hens m anas eel crates at full capacity for only about I month during.the year Culling and death losses usm'h •esult in the plant being about 50 per cent idle during late summer on the floor or range. Higher egg months. production per bird fed and lower l Disadvantages of Cage System mortality is obtainable with caged \ .The disadvantages of the cage hens. i system most commonly given are At the Alabama Experiment Sta,- ; replacements, heavy investment lion, bens managed in cages aver- i per hen and fly problem._ aged 236 eggs per year per hen fed. j Growing replacements. 'which rc- Similarly managed hens on the • quires starting chicks each month floor averaged about 200 eggs. jpr each 2 months throughout the The higher production obtainable j year may be a disadvantage under from caged flocks is due primarily j some conditions. t.o the positive egg record of each j More care in sanitation and dis- hen, which makes culling easy and i ease prevention is necessary where --- j different aged groups of birds are i I: raised on the farm. j Give Gifts to Burns Moth Holes Tears Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? RUTH McCLANAHAN —SKIL WEAVER— 421 E. Sycamore Bhthmllc iVe will he closed for the Christmas holidays from loon December 2-lth, through December 27lh, so nir employees can enjoy these three days for Christ- m • . Easy Terms! POYNMYf/IR CREDIT JEWELERS t-Z LOCAL CfffPlT FOR LOCAL PfOPt£ BY LOCAL PfOPL{ GIFTS 114 W. MAIN NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR COTTON SEED DELINT- ED AND CERESAN M TREATED Blytheville Delinting Co. South Highway 61 Only extreme emergency service will'he rendered, so please have your gas hollies and tanks filled and service rendered in the meantime. tVe will gladly check and fill your containers if you will notify us. Fill up with clean, good pressure gas ind enjoy carefree holidays. Thanks. I WEIS BUTANE GAS COMPANY Blytheville, Arkansas Phone 3301 Program, outlined the work done on insecticides, electrical currents, light traps, cotton stalk shredders and other forms of war against the pest. To back his recommendation for an expanded control effort, he cited the $34,000,000 damage the pink bollworm caused in 1952, mostly in 39 south Texas counties. For the first time, he said, inv festations were found in 10 Oklahoma counties, 2 Arkansas counties and 3 Louisiana parishes, one of them Union Parish, only about 55 miles from the Mississippi. UALITY and Compare These Price$f AT All GOOD STORES IN ARKANSAS HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES IMC 77^8^. . 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