The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 23, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 23, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN AND FORECAST On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBRE1, County Afent Wishful Thinking: I wish I had a. $10,000 a year job and a six months vacation to go with it. (Now you smart guys hush. I don't have either one.) Since I have to work, I carried Mr. Cherry/ administrator of the two county ^hospitals, and a car load of other health leaders to the Arkansas Rural Health Conference in Little Rock, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Thursday morning at 8:00 o'clock we held a meeting of the County ASC Election Board. At 10:00 o'clock on Thursday we started a State Co-op Dinners Meeting in Blytheville and on Friday morning we held a 4-H Club Rally at Walker Park in Blytheville. Next Sunday and Monday I attend the State Board Meeting of the County Agents Association in Little Rock. Then on the 28th, 29th, and SOtti I will 'attend the Beltwide Cotton Mechanization Conference in Little Rock along with a number of from this county. farm leaders If there is anything you want to know about Little Rock I will be able to tell you after July 30th. Welcome Home, Slave I am glad to announce that Mr. Hershel Carter is back on the job as Assistant County Agent. He spent a lengthy three weeks in the Chickasawba Hospital recently. He is completely recovered and is doing a lot of work, including scouting for insects, planning for the 4-H Club Rally, training boys for demonstration work at the State 4-H Club Camp at the University of Arkansas, the first week in August. Cotton Penalty Set The marketing quota penalty rates on "excess" cotton of the 1954 crop is 17 y 2 cents per pound. I don't believe - there will be a single farmer in Mississippi Coun ty that will remain over-planted. If he does, however, then he wil have to pay 17 J / 2 cents a pound times his normal yield, times hi excess acreage before he can sel any of this year's crop. Wheat Referendum The National Referendum among wheat growes on accept ance of the proposed marketing quota will be neld July 23. Sixty-one Arkansas counties had wheat quotas last year, It is desirable that all farmers in Mississippi County with wheat acreage allotments make it a point to vote this coming Friday, July 23. Drouth Aid Ag-ain All County Agents in Arkansas were asked to make a special report on the crop conditions in their county last Saturday. I understand the information was being collected for Governor Cherry with the possibility that he and other powers that be may again petition the Federal Government for drouth aid. I assume that means livestock feed again, at a reduced price, for those counties that are or maybe declared disaster counties. I had occasion to travel through five southern states last week and I want you to know that corn and pastures in the south have just about been wiped out again. We saw thousands of acres of corn in the Mississippi Delta where they had been bragging about 100 bushel to the acre corn. It had developed a normal stalk and had looked good at one time but whole fields had turned solid white without making corn. Cross-Compliance new procedures can very easily cause more trouble, headache, and ill will than all other farm programs that you have ever had to deal with. You know it has been predicted rather freely for more than a year now that if we ever go back into an acreage control program again this time it really will be production controls. You know, if you want to be truthful about it, we never really had production controls before. We reduced cotton acres in this county but we took the diverted acres and planted it in corn or wheat or some other commodity that might have been in surplus or in trouble in some other part of the United States. This time it seems they really mean business and the national supply of all the food • and fiber perhaps justifies the drastic plans. Cross-compliance means that you must stay witain the acreage allotments of all crops grown in order to be eligible for price support on any crops produced on your farm. If you exceed just one allotment, corn for instance like many of you did this year, then you cannot put any crop under the government loan. Most farms in this county will have a TOTAL ACREAGE ALLOTMENT. This total acreage allotment is something new. The total acreage allotments will be figured by adding your 1955 crop allotments and all acreages of all other crops'grown in 1953. except hay, pasture, idle land. Please note the two different vears mentioned in deriving your total acreage allotment. The penalty for exceeding the total acreage allotment will be loss of price supports on all crops grown. There will be lots of misunderstanding about this total acreage allotment business but we have got to learn it before another crop rolls around. I'll try to mention it often in my column to help you with your farm planning. Overplaying Penalty Cited It'll Cost Farmer Over 17 Cents Pound For Violation ,4 Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James> Pemiscot County Agent GRASSHOPPERS WILL FOOL YOU Last Thursday A. H. Webb and I visited his neighbor W. C. Webb the corners. Record the or eggs found. number of insects In case of boll worms you spray located down near the state line.! if eggs are found in everv 100 tar- We were looking at his cotton minals examined, and beans. We noticed the first Fall Pasture Seeding 1 row of cotton near the beans wasj It's less than a month until about six inches shorter than the time to seed fall pastures. Here's adjoining rows. A number of leaves had been clipped off and a number of the tops appeared to have been knocked off. I told Webb it looked to me like he'd skinned up the cotton in cultivating. (Case of a wide middle you know). "No," he said, "I'm sure I didn't do it with the cultivator, I believe it's those hoppers," he said. (We stiii hadn't flushed a hopper.) I stepped over into the beans and immediately a dozen big hoppers were flushed out. j Well, that was one on me. I'd to take in getting a few steps ready. 1. Test the soil and apply the needed plant food. 2. Kill the grasshoppers in border fields. 3. Plow the ground and be ready to catch that hoped for rain. picture. It's Time To Tie curtains back out of windows to prevent them from blowing against the screens or becoming soiled with atmospheric dust. Practice safety in all activities. Allow no weeds to grow or go to seed. Treat potatoes to prevent sprouting. Prune shade trees. Never top or butcher them. Collect seed from your choice perennials. Label the containers. Remove faded blossoms. Mow the roadside. Use Sabadilla for squash bugs or hand pick the eggs. Missouri 4-H Officers Named State officers of the state 4-H short course Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo., are Donald Lee Aliord, Kennett 4-H club Dunklin county, president; Viola Hayes, Swift 4-H Pemiscot county, secretary; Frankie Mae Cotton, Holland 4-H PemiscoE county, treasurer. The inset to the right is of Joyce Hill, Maplewood 4-H, Caruthersville, vice" president; and Rowe Haywood, Kennett 4-H, Dunkliri county, retiring' statp president in the inset at the left. Many of the problems of growing old are psychological and can be avoided by knowing what to expect of the future and by making plans Remember that regardless of [ahead of time. whether it's grass or small grain you're going to sow the ground must be packed. I mean packed so only your shoe sole will be covered when you walk over it. Remember how the best grass or best wheat seems to be on the ends of the fields where you've run over it a Thinking of safety ahead of time is good insurance for the whole family. i For helpful lawn watering soak | the ground to not less than six in- i ches deep every two weeks, unless ' there is abundant rain. Yellow fever has bees eradicated from the United States. always thought those hoppers I hundred times and packed it when FREAKISH CORN — These "twin ears" of corn were discovered on the J. N. Smothermon farm on Armorel Road, east of Blytheville, during the gathering of roasting ears. They were planted April 15, and are of the Keystone 111 White variety. (Courier News Photo) Farmers their 1954 lio have*overplanted cotton acreage allotments will be required to pay a penalty of IT^c per pound on all cotton produced on the farm over and above its assigned marketing quota. The Missouri Cotton Producers Weather Crop Bulletin you might as well learn as quick as you can. They are cross-compliance and total acreage allotments. These Association announces that the of- :icial penalty rate has been fixed USDA and is in line with condoling legislation which requires that the marketing quota rate for upland cotton be fixed at 50 per cent of parity price per pound as of June 15 of the calendar year in which the crop is produced. The parity price for apland cot- ion for June 15, 1954 Was 34.97 cents per pound. Under the cotton marketing quo- a program for 1954, approved by growers in refereudums last December, a farmer who does not comply with the cotton acreage allotment established on his farm is subject to a penalty on his farm marketing excess. The cotton crop rrom such a farm is also ineligible for pric MAKI YOUR OWN RAIN IPWNKUN6 IS 60O0 CROP IN- SURANCI becaMio it m*Ut * pof- sJblo for yo« *o irrifatf wbon a*a] you nooo ?o» YHi A-M SYSTEM ghros you many txclusivo patented fea- turn! fc rnoam fisttr, tutor, foolproof coupling and un» •oupftflO/i Ivory vafvt, coupling and fitting it mad* of tbo ft** eAoy . . . YfT A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MORf* C*M FMt M * cwnpftta Dealers Wanted! (Compiled by cooperative efforts of USD A. Extension Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) The first six days of the. week were characterized by unseasonably high day temperatures and very light rainfall. Practically all sections of the State had temperatures 100 degrees or higher until the close of the week when most sections had showers and near normal temperatures. The mean temperature for the week, as determined from the records of 20 stations, was ninety degrees, which is eight degrees above normal. The highest weekly mean was 92 degrees at Dardanelle, Fort Smith, Morrilton, and Ozark; the lowest, 87 degrees at Portland. The highest temperature reported was 116 degrees at Ozark on the afternoon of the 13th. the lowest 66 degrees at Gilbert on the morning of the 20th. The average rainfall for 21 stations was 0.96 inch. The greatest weekly total was 3.57 inches at Pine Bluff while Dardanelle and Ozark had no rain. There were 9 stations with weekly totals of 1.00 inch or more. Anothc week 01 dry, extremely hot weather caused severe damage to corn, soybeans, pastures, hay, and being severely damaged in others. There is considerable sheddin; of leaves in some fields. In others more severely damaged, there are large areas where the plants havi turned brown. RICE continues to do well, al though some reservoirs and streams are getting low. The ex tremely hot, dry weather has forced more than the usual amoun of pumping to keep fields flooded Most upland PASTURES and many in the bottoms are in poor condition, with bermuda being the principal grass that is still making any growth, Shortages of stockwater are developing in more areas, and CATTLE as a rule are barely holding their own or are losing some flesh. A number of county agents reported increased sales of cattle during the week. MILK and EGG production declined. VEGETABLE and FRUIT crops have also been damaged and yield; reduced. Some STRAWBERRY plants have been killed. vegetable crops. Livestock poultry also suffered, with A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS McKINNON'S Irrigation Equipment Co. Mmlk, Ark. Phoiw 111 and and some death losses of chickens. Cattle lost flesh or barely held their own as pastures dried up and the water shortages became more general. Cotton is even being damaged in some fields, although most of the crop is holding its own but needs rain to continue plant growth. Some localities were favored with good showers during the period but most of the State still is in urgent need of moisture. The FEED CROP situation is serious. Much CORN is severely burned and will make little or no grain. Some is being salvaged every day as fodder or silage. The remainder of the corn acreage is in poor to only fair condition and most of it is being hurt each day. Late HAY crops have been damaged and some are being cut but yields are low. and quality only f a'- SORGHUMS are making very low growth or are at a standstill, and are firing in some fields. j COTTON made good progress until the past few days but the crop is beginning to suffer in some oils. In these instances the leaves are wilting during the day and growth has practically stopped. As a rule the stalks are relatively small and moisture is needed to permit plants to attain sufficient size. The bulk of the cotton is fruiting heavily ana insect damage is relatively light. SOYBEANS are holding up well in many fields but are firing badly LP Gas Given Recommendation For Tractors After five years of experimentation, John Deere Co., has endorsed •use of LP gas on tractors as "cleaner, safer and cheaper," Harvey Parrish, manager of Miss- co Implement Co., here has pointed out. Mr. Parrish stated that extensive tests over the years have led the company to lend its endorsement to LP (bottle) gas. According to the tests, he stated, LP gas cuts operating costs up to 50 per cent, reduces- oil changes and gives the machine more power. Missco's cooperation w#h the program has led to nationwide publicity through a publication of the Phillips Petroleum Co. would stay on the plants and 'rag" the leaves. The hoppers, during the hot weather hunt the coolest possible place ;o rest during the day. Early' in the morn they hunt the.juicy plant and work last until driven in by the heat. These particular hoppers, have no doubt found their happy hunting ground via 2% pounds of tox- aphene per acre by this time. You might find it profitable to check your, field borders to see if hoppers are cutting in on your profits. INSECT CONTROL LEADERS MEET Twenty leaders met Friday af- ernoon, July 16th, in the directors room of the Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Coop, west of Hayti to study current insect problems. With 272,000 acres devoted to you turned. crops could a serious insect invasion cost Pemiscot County over one million dollars the leaders were told. The group observed specimens of common crop insects collected by the University of Missouri entomologists and the local agents. A series of cotton insect color slides were shown to give the leaders a better idea of what to look for. Each leader present was supplied with a rather complete handbook to guide him in identity and control of all common insects. The field trip afforded the leaders an opportunity to find and identify many of the insects they had studied. The cotton flea hopper, rapid plant bug, the boll worm and boll worm egg were a few of the insects found and identified in the field. How to Find 'Em Incidentally if you want to find Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOLIMAN County Home Demonstration Agent DON'T ARGUE WITH WEEDS... USE £ T § Jl f I |\ P THE SAFER Af LAU Lit CHLORATE The Recreation County Council of H.D. Clubs enjoyed an all-day outing at the Box Elder roadside park this week. Twelve of the 17 clubs we're represented. Two men were present. Judge Deer spoke on the importance of women studying the issue at hand and voting on all occasions and A. C. Owens discussed the spray program. Mrs. B. A. Bugg arid Mrs. Leonard Smith gave demonstrations on flower arrangements. After the educational part of the meeting a recreation program was conducted by Mrs. Donald Veach. county recreation leader, and Mrs. Cleo Croom,- recreation leader of Leachville Club. Mend and Save Always go over clothes gathered for the cleaners or the washing and mend them in advance. This may save an entire garment or an expensive item among household linens. It is very easy to make a little rip or tear in a dress or blouse into a big one that cannot be repaired. Just put the garment in the KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA GRASS AND MANY OTHER FARM WEEDS Widely used throughout the South for destroying all type* of weeds and grasses. Kills weed roots ... prevents regrowth. In convenient powder form; easy to mix for spraying. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. 319 W. Ash Phone 3-4551 washing machine and give it plen- some boll worm eggs go^into ajty of agitation, let the wind pull at it on the clothes line, and then finish the job with a jab with the corn field where new silks are showing. Look for a tiny white egg on the silks. (That's him, no mistake.) These eggs, one in a place, will hatch into corn ear worms. cotton leaves for boll worm eggs. When you find eggs and four or five worms per 100 terminals it's time to spray. Heres a list of leaders attending the meeting: Wesley Yarbro, Coot- 6", Mo,; Jewel M. Wilson, Wardell, Mo.; Donald J. Long, Holland, Mo.; Wayne Hubbard, Kennett; Carl Kindricfc, Peach Or- toe of the iron. This will give you a garment chard; Lavelle McCain, Peach Or picture itself. chard; J. L. James, Steele; Harrj Barker, Caruthersville; Tim Daughtery; Plody Barnhart, Caru ihersville; Curtis Marchbanks Bragg City; Paul Hutchens, Deer ng; Fred Greenwell, Hayti; Rob en Garrett, Hayti; C. H. Stringer Gideon; James Shelton, Gideon ames Dick, Dyersburg, Tenn.; D . Capehart, Holland; Ken Berry Holland; J. J. Richardson, Caru- thersviue; Robert Callens, Caru- hers-ville; Charley Stultz, Bragg :iiy; L. N. Jones, Bragg City Floyd Shirey, Hayti; and Joe Kohn Hayti. How to Survey a Field For Jjisects Go to a corner of your field and ace the opposite corner. As you walk to this corner check ive bolls or squares on each of wenty stalks distributed between that needs a difficult repair job or a fabric so damaged that, even with the best mending, it will never be the same again. Choose Wisely A picture, not the frame is What housewives want to display when hanging pictures. Size, scale, and proportion are the three most important factors i ir. the choice of frames for pictures. Frames should be chosen after careful consideration of the support under the Commodity Credit Corporation loan program. Cotton farmers will have, an opportunity to "plow up" any ex- j cess cotton and by so do;.ng will i avoid the penalty and also make all cotton produced on the farm eligible for the price support pro-; 1 gram. STATISTICS SHOW: LAND WITHOUT IRRIGATION Fast Becoming Unprofitable In this area practically all land suitable for farming is now being- utilized so that more farms are impracticable ... but we can IMPROVE THE LAND WE HAVE! Hove A Competent Engineer Run A Survey On Your Land If you are considering irrigation, and you must if you arc to continue to farm profitably, I can save you money on the final purchase of your equipment through running the levels of your farm and giving you a blue print for your irrigation system. J. W. Meyer, Civil Engineer P.O. Box 778 — Blythtvillt, Ark. 12 Years experience in Land Irrigation The frame, the width of its moldings, and the mat should all be chosen with relation to the size of the picture. Proportion is the feeling of right relationship between " width,! height, and depth. j Your frame will not overpower! the oicture if the proportion is j right. With the proper proportion! the picture will not d'warf the; frame, and the depth of the frame! will not cast shadows over the i ONE-ROW SPINDLE-TYPE COTTON PICKER COMPARE THE PRICE Let the Allis-Chalmers One-Row Cotton Picker come to the rescue. It's designed for quick mounting on the regular CA, WD and WD-45 farm tractors. Equipped with long, grooved, spindles, this machine gets a high percentage of open bolls . .. with less staining of lint and less trash in the cotton. As cotton is picked, it's elevated and blown into a closed wire-mesh basket Unload instantly with hydraulic power. Let us show you how you can get your cotton picked ... at lower cost! Priced Right for Bank Financing BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 East Main Phone 3-4404 BIN MORE EVERYDAY 1C—" A m .WITH A JOHN DEERE iil .55~/frV)fe/^^ Every day in the field with the John Deere No. 55 Self-Propelled is a big day—big in acreage harvested—big in bushels binned, Up on &• operator's platform, you'ra ia oomplot* command of the "ecrtfnesf" combine in the field. All controls are at your the hydraulicaHy controlled platform—in* stantly change the travel speed to match field and crop conditions "on the nose." What'i more, after a big day in the field you're not tuckered out—and you don't look or feel as though you'd been through a dust storm. Come In and let us tell you the complett linger-tipt. You can instantly raise or lower story on this great combine. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO Phont 3-4434 South Highway 61 &*» JOHN DEERE Dealer/** QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT

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