The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 9, 1954 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 9, 1954
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?AOT EIGHT BLTTRKTILLE (ARK.) COURIER VCWS FRIDAY, JULY %, 1W4 May Have VWc/e Effect FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A $5,000 grant to the University of Arkansas Agricultural "Experiment Station bv Winthrop Rockefeller of Little Rock to finance an initial two-month study to determine the feasibility of a research project that would seek ways to recharge the ground water supply may have repercussions throughout the world. __ Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOLIMAN County Home Demonstration As aa example of the importance or the problem, a recent survey by f&e University showed that the water level has dropped as much as JO feet in much of the rice-producing area of the State during the past 20 years. "The future of the rice industry in Arkansas, as in other areas, is dependent upon an adequate and economical water supply," Dr. Lippert 3. Ellis of the University of Arkansas declared. "Therefore, the conservation of water resources by recharging the ground water supply may be extremely important for the future of the rice industry." The study will be made by Kyle Eaglet, head of the agricultural engineering department;; George W. Steinbruegge, professor of agricultural engineering; and.L. R. Heiple, professor of civil engineering, all of the University faculty. They will search all literature on the subject in a number of libraries, including the Library of Congress and those of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the U. S. Geological Survey in Washington. Following their survey of literature, the engineers will make a tour of three or four areas where ground water recharge has been or is now being undertaken. They will be joined on this inspection by Richard Sniegocki, of Little Rock, geologist with the United States Geological Survey, and Ben W. Dees, engineer with the Little Rock Architectural firm ol Ginocchio, Cromwell & Associates, who will represent Mr. Rockefeller. If their report indicates additional research is needed and that ground water recharge is economically feasible, Dean Ellis said, it is possible that Mr. Rockefeller will .support a specific research project by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station to determine a luccessful and economical method of restoring ground water supplies. Such a project might require five years and entail an expenditure of several hundred thousand dollars, he added. Findings would benefit agricultural and industrial interests throughout the world. " j'This is a project that we have been wanting and needing to undertake for some years," Dean Ellis declared, "but have been prevented by a lack of funds. Now that Mr. Rockefeller' has made this public- spirited gesture, we have high hopes that we can eventually find a solution to one of the serious problems facing the world today." Power Sterring Tractor Goes On Display Here On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBREY, County Agent One Man Chapaign I'm going to start a one man campaign w get every farmer and Insects Pleahoppers and other plant bugs were at a minimum this past week. ing tractor went on display today at Missco Implement Company. The hydraulic power steering system, built into new John Deere Model v '50," ''60," and "70" tractors is optional equipment at the gardener to own one of these 11 only found one field, on the No- little 3 gallon sprayers. It's the type t 9 ditch near Yarbro, that needed of thing you can hang over your attention, shoulder with a strap and spray Bean leaf or poison a 100 different things that seem to bother us in North Mississippi County. You can't make a garden in North Mississippi County without a sprayer. (Well it's almost a true statement.) It looks like folks who want to keep their mimosa trees will need to get a sprayer so their mimosa web -worm can be controlled. Bag worms are breaking out in large numbers on shrubbery around homes. They can be easily controlled by spraying with arsenate of lead, if you have a sprayer. ad if you have a sprayer. soybeans can stand a A few folks complained about e ftt ^ sand fleas earlier are easily controlled with DDT, you have a sprayer. Cybernetics Fajgners don't like it. They won't is one real red spider outbreak near respond. Are they dumb, or stub- Blytheville at the present tine. born, or religious? Anyway I'm glad Foy Etchieson taught me, after and insects- are dab, you may want someone else taught him, that to try malathion- A. C. Owens and cybernetics is a word describing the Earl Wildy are two men I can think method the communist used in of who have used the material with training the mind of man. It is a science of thought shaping. Since I continue to read that the farmers "and peasents of Russia are continually failing to meet the production quotas, I assume they are not responding correctly to cybernetics. I understand that no nation has ever had a communist majority. Even in the Soviet Union it is re- bers of the communist party. Since the communist rule by force, fear, and might, it's my prayer that the farmers the world will continue to be sensible, level headed, fair, honest, and God fearing. SoU Tetslng: We had a remarkable record of soil testing in North Mississippi County during the spring. After crops were planted soil sampling almost stopped". Now that you are caught up maybe you should take some more soil samples. You may need recommendations for fail seeded crops you expect to plant the next three years. Soil sampling tubes and instructions for taking samples are available in this office. present time. The unit operates whenever the tractor engine is running. Manual steering takes over when the engine is shut off. DON'T ARGUE WITH WEEDS.*, yselTI A/• 11\£ THE SAFER ATLACIDE r>Tvj KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA GRASS AND MANY OTHER FARM WEEDS WMely used throughout the South for destroying all types of •weeds and grasses. Kills weed roots ... prevents regrowth. Ifi convenient powder form; easy to mix for spraying. E. C Robinson Lumber Co. 31 9 W. Ash Phone 3-4551 bettles have had a fling the last week or ten days. I'm not sure of this in every field but I want to believe that they are definitely on the decline, I hope most people wHl not have to poison for the bean leaf beetles until the first half of August, if then. Two pounds of technical toxa- phene per acre or one pound of technical DDT will give satisfactory control either as a spray or dust. Bean Leaf amage It might be helpful for those inexperienced in growing soybeans great deal of leaf damage at time of year without on yields. Farmers with red spider histories better check carefully now.' There If your garden is not too far gone, very satisfactory results. Certified Strawberries I hear numerous farmers say they are going to put out some strawberries next spring. 'If you are making such plans then you might like to know that Ora Hueter Jimmy Kennett, both of Leachville, are the only farmers in Mississippi County who will have certified strawberry plants for sale next spring. H. V. Smith, the State Plant Board inspector from. LeachviUe, visited the office this week and said the Plant Board was highly pleased with the quality of the Cherry Asked For Funds To Fight Bollworm I LITTLE ROCK UP) — Gov. Cherry • has been asked to use part of his emergency fund in the drive to control the spread of the pink boll worm in Arkansas. No specific amount was requested by members of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation and the Arkansas-Missouri Ginners Association at their recent meeting with the governor. The governor refused a similar request last year. The State Plant Board, and other agencies, asked for 325,000 from the emergency fund. Cherry said first the attorney general should rule on whether the money could be used for such a purpose. Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry said yesterday that the funds could be used to enforce the quarantine and regulations set by the Plant Board. Eight counties * r e affected by the quarantine. They are Miller, Hempstead, Little River, Sevier, Howard, Nevada, Lafayette and Columbia. Don't give fires a place to start in your barn. Inspect your electric system for overfusing, defective ground connections, broken insulators, and other such hazards. Read Courier News Classified Ads. 4-H Contest* The 4-H contests will be held tomorrow at the fairground. Regis- teration will begin at 9:00 o'clock. Elizabeth Brister, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Brister of Yarbro, will preside at the meeting. Sudie Abbott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Abbott, will lead the songs. There will be a contest in baking, dress revue, handicraft, and talent numbers. Johnnie Loue Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Johnson of Number Nine will give a demonstration on making coil wire jewelry, Dorothy Willingham, daughter of Mrs. H. P. Willingham. of Blytheville, will give a demonstration on textile painting and Elizabeth Brister will demonstrate making a serving tray from a grease j can top. | Those to take part in judging the contests will be Mrs. Helen Carr, Ark-Mo- Power Home Economist, Miss Jo Allen McGuire, former 4-H member, Mrs. R. A. Copeland, Mrs. J. D. Hemby, Miss Laura Alice Hemby, former 4-H member, Mrs. Ira Koonce and Mrs. Lee Stiles. Mrs. Forrest Moore and Mrs. Donald Veach will demonstrate table arrangement and serving party foods. An Ounce of Prevention When planning a new home or remodeling an old one, the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is just as true for a" good liveable house as it is for family health. The best time to diagnose symptoms of a sick house is in the planning stage. You can always change a blueprint, but it is a costly venture to start changing walls and windows. Windows are both practical and decorative. They must let in light and air. If you want to see out, you should first consider what you will be looking at. When choosing picture window areas, keep privacy in mind as well as the view. Glass walls can be more of a plague than a pleasure if you have not made some provision for controlling the sun. As long as you know your limitations, planning in advance of building or remodeling can be very helpful. Passageways Important You should not cut down on hall space by using rooms as passageways. It is poor planning to have to go through a bedroom to reach the only bath or another bedroom. Bathroom location is important and can be installed cheaper'if located near the kitchen. Do not make the mistake of not showing the Chimney on the plan for the second floor if you want a fireplace in the living room. When you try so hard to have a light, bright house with plenty of windows and doorways to save steps, you sometimes leave almost no wall space for pictures and furniture. Storage space can be adequate, but it can also be so inaccessible that it is useless. Plan this space for what you want in it, and then put it near the point of greatest use. Stay Cool On days when you want to stay out of the kitchen, try cooking meals in a pressure sauce pan. Top of the stove meals do not heat up the kitchen, and once the pressure is up on the sauce pan. you can turn the heat down very low. Many combinations of food can be cooked at one time in a pressure sauce pan. All the foods can be put in at one time or one food after another can be added until you have a complete meal. If you cook several foods at one time, separate them by using divider pans or wrapping them in NOTHING TO BEEF ABOUT—This contented critter is mighty happy-—he's just won the Hawaii 4-H meet in Honolulu, as well as the admiration of the island's young farmerettes. From left to right are: Stella Nakagawa, Honolulu; Masae Sakamotp, Kaaawa, and Betty Tanimura, Honolulu. aluminum foil. Suppose you want to serve pork chops, acorn squash, and green beans for the meal. Just consider the length of time each food is to be cooked and add each one at the right time. For example: pork chops are cooked for 10 minutes at 15 pounds pressure; squash. 10 minutes; and whole green beans are cooked 2y 2 minutes. Suggestions for preparing this meal. Brown the pork chops. Put one-fourth cup water in the bottom of the pan and then put in the rack. Place the pork chops on the rack. Cut the squash in half, season with butter and brown sugar, and wrap in foil. Place in the sauce pan and put the lid on the pan. Exhaust and bring the pressure up to 15 pounds. Cook for iy 2 minutes, remove from the heat, and cool under running water. Then add seasoned green beans and wrap in foil. Bring the pressure up to 15 pounds and cook 2 l / 2 minutes. Cool as before. It's Time To Check closets, basements and other places where mildew might damage stored articles — especially leather goods. Control houseflies. Try Malathion in barns and other buildings around the farmstead. Smile and be courteous. Water thoroughly all spring plantings of trees and shrubs. Raise the lawn mower to cut a trifle higher. Continue a weekly spray schedule with roses. Keep annual flower beds watered and budded to prolong their life and increase the size of flowers. Prune hardy climbing roses that have not been pruned. Plan the fall garden. Take advantage of any rain and be ready to plant the fall garden. WAKNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHtCKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS E. C. Robinson Lumber Company E. D. Ferguson Trustee, Pltf. vs. No. 12,719 Jesse E, Banks and Marian L. Banks, his wife, Dft. The defendants, Jesse E. Banks and Marian L. Banks, his Wife, are hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, E .C. Robinson Lumber Company, E. D, Ferguson Trustee. Dated this 1st day of July, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk, Harrison & Harrison, Attys. for Pltf. Marcus Evrard, Atty. Ad Litem. 7/2-9-16-23 Now, John Deere offers you entirely new freedom from steering effort and driver fatigue—with factory-engineered power steering for new Models "SO/ 1 "60," and "70" Tractors.* It's a great new feature that will make your farm work easier, faster, safer every time you take the wheel, everywhere you use a tractor. Stop in today; let us demonstrate new John Deere Power Steering and you judge its value for yourself. aruTTO' TRACTORS COMSINANDTRYIT MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO South Highway 61 Set tefa JOHN DEERE QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT «/ We honestly believe w« have A lot to offer you in top-notch MM equipment that ctn help give you better production, eta help build ip and conserve 7** kiwi, »od c*o help yo« do note wotk in let* time, .We retiite our responsibility to maintain ap»to*dite facilities, skilled factory-trained mechanics, adequate repair stocks and accurate recommendation* about the kind of equipment that will tern you best. Let'* work together to keep your farm machinery in the best possible operating condition so ihat if won't let you down irfcim you need it most. COM! IN UTS Ml ACOUAINTI9 HARDY SALES & SERVICE 705 Clear Lake AY*. Phone 3-6978 Handle Poisons With Extra Care County Agent Warns Insecticide Can Hurt Men and Livestock Most insecticides are poisonous to man and warm blooded animals as well as insects, warns Keith Bilbrey, County Agent. They can be used safely, but carelessness and failure to follow directions will cause accidents. The greatest danger is from storing insecticides where they can be mixed with food or feed or where children can reach them. Always store insecticides in a safe place out of reach of children, pets, and livestcok, advises Mr. Bilbrey. Cattle Killed Cattle are killed every year by calcium, arsenate carelessly dusted on pastures, and bees are also destroyed. Fish i, ? killed by drifting toxaphene and other organic insecticides. Drifting benzene hexachloride may affect the flavor of nearby fruits and vegetables. Some Mississippi County farmers have learned this the hard way, he said Some insecticides can poison by being breathed or absorbed through the skin. Persons engaged in applying insecticides should avoid unnecessary exposure to them. Wearing a respirator with a suitable filter is advisable. Hands should be thoroughly washed before eating. After dusting or spraying is complete and at least once a day when j handling and applying insecticides, it is advisable to bathe and change clothes, Keith Bilbrey said. I Certain insecticides are highly toxic and are not recommended for farm use in North Mississippi County. Hydrocyanic acid and other cyanides are not recommended by Report Shows On-Farm Storage Is Profitable FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas farmers who sell their soybeans on a depressed market at,harvest time, could hold their crop -for better prices by providing adequate on- farm storage. This conclusion was reached by major soybean-producing counties two University of Arkansas College of Agriculture economists who recently completed a study of the situation. Their findings are reported in an Experiment Station bulletin entitled "Soybean Storage in Arkansas." The authors are W. R. Morrison, of the College's Department of Rural Economics, and Clay R. Moore, Extension farm management specialist. The researchers found that while total facilities in the state apparently are adequate for the Arkansas soybean crop, actually much of this storage space is not available for farmer-owned beans. For example, only one-tenth of the 10-million bushel capacity of oil mills is available to farmers. Distribution of facilities is another problem, according to the report. Many areas of critical shorV age space were found during the survey. In fact, only two of the 25 the county agent except when handled by professional operators. The phosphorous compounds, such .as Parathion, TEPP (tetraethyl pyrophosphate) and HETP (hexaethyl tetra phospnate) are extremely poisonous materials, Mr. Bilbrey said. Parathion has killed several farmers during the past few years. They are not recommended in Arkansas except under certain conditions because of the hazard in using them. Malathion is a new phosphorous compound and is safe to use. However, it should be handled carefully until more is known about it, Mr., Bilbrey advised. can supply adequate storage facilities for farmer-owned soybeans, the research men declaerd. They also noted that small grains compete with soybeans for available storage. The report listed three types of storage locations. On-farm storage totaled a 7,718,000-bushei capacity in June, 1953. Available storage at country elevators and buying stations amounted to 4,306,000 bushels. And, as mentioned earlier, oil mills had a capacity of 10,250,000 bushels, with only a million bushels available to farmers. This makes a total .space of a little over 22 million bushels. The Arkansas crop harvested for beans totaled 7,315,000 bushels in 1953, but reached a peak of 13,856,000 bushels in 1952. Plantings in 1954 have been estimated by the Crop Reporting Service at a million acres. If the 10-year state average yield of 17 bushels ,.>er acre should be realized, this would result in a 1954 soybean crop of 17 million bushels, which would be the largest on record. The printed report is Experiment Station Report Series No. 41. Single copies may be obtained from county agents, or by writing to the Bulletin Office, College of Agriculture, Fayetteville, Ark. More than 2^ million bales of cotton were lost last year because of seedling diseases, verticillium wilt, root knot, fusarium wilt, bacterial blight, root rot, boll rots, an- thracnose boll rot, and asochyta blight. The losses totaled 13.47 per cent of the 1953 cotton crop. PLEASE REMEMBER We have never knowingly been undersold on toxaphene or any other spraying or dusting chemical ... once again remember, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE UNDERSOLD! We are open 24 hours a day, except Sunday, tvith free delivery service in drum lots. 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