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g.-- NMTHWHT AtKAM M TMMS. ArfcMMl Mwfey, Nfcrumy », 1tS2 FARM AND HOME NEWS Mechanization Of Agriculture Putting Hew Demand; On Nation's Plant Breeders By OVID A. MARTIN Trens Farm Writer . 'Washing.lon -(/Pi- Mechanization 'of agriculture is putting new de mands .-on the nation's plant , breeders. : .. '-Men who build new machinery to cultivate and harvest crops con- itantly run into problems they cannot .solve. Often It Is not pos- ·Iblc. because of the peculiarity ol the plant Involved, to devise efficient machinery. : At this point the plant breeder . iteps in. He chances Ihc plant to make it fit the machine. - Only recently, for example, breeders have developed nn "cany pull" sugar beet by combining the ilobe.shape of red Burden beets with the desirable characteristics ol sugar beets. " : Sorghums- from, the dry tropics have .been transformed into types thai can be harYcsicd with the , combines of the 1 ! great plains area of IMS. country. Soybeans . have been' developed that bear pods higher oh the plant, milking them lens .subject to shattering by ine- chanical harvcstii)2. New Teach Varieties In 11 somewhat different class arc Two new canning-type peaches, the Cornnado and Vivian. They were developed lo fill out the clingstone peach- -season, thus enabling canning plants to operate more continuously and more efficiently. Agriculture Department scientists arc breeding a snap bean for mechanical harvesting. Most ol the older varieties of beans arc unsuitable for mechanical picking and must be harvested by hand. Much of the success of plant breeders in adapting crops lo specific soil, climatic and other growing conditions, as well ns'-'lo mechanized mc.th.nds o.f production and harvesting, can be credited to foreign germ plasm. The Agriculture Department is ·constantly' gathering new plant materials' fforn all parts of globe "for its. plant breeding programs, Nearly'200,000 foreign "plants have been brought In during the past 51) years for experimental use. Chemically Pepped-Up fowls Touch Off Investigation By House Commiitee By RUTH COWAN ' .' \Vashingloii-(/l?H'"ver hear of n ^tattooed, chicken?" A congressional Inycstlcatins cbmrniUeo'has been hearing about them, They' would ^ be .roosters marked with .hens or special dye lo proclaim them ns pcppcd- .up'-'fowl. .And a pepped up fowl would be.one ''shot." with estrogen s pellets--sex liarmonos lo fatten It up./'.. . : ·'. A · House Select Committee Investigating Ihc use of chemicals )n foods has been t r y i n g ' I n determine whether estrogen-Injected fowl are. harmful to man and beast; · . - · · · ''; There; has been testimony that heads -and necks of auch thicker fed*to mink have made their off- iprlnj as scarce ns » new mink .coat of. late 'on the, Washington -. Dr;.D, C, Mines, In charge of the/estrogen cllnlc'nl 'program of .Eli Lilly and Company, · Indlnn- applltj pharmaceutical firm,- was In. the witness chair Thursday, Hf'contended there Is no evidence to show-It hurts humans lo ca ;»ucn thicken; , . ; -'/But since the. usual place To ··-^··{Hiobtlnjil" said chicken Is nl th ".ling* of the. skull, well, n soup o Jehicken heads und ncqks, cs pecially if ; one gets an Incom pletcly... absorbed pcUrl, niljl' make 1 one ill, he:conceded, but I WouTdn't change, h i s . s e x : . . "·;' The .committee's counsel sale 'that recently in New York chick . 'erie had been found ."shot" ii ether.'-.places than the neck, This · · prompted. ncpfpsentntivc Jones (D-Mo.) acting .chairman, lo won oer.if some kind of dye could no b* used along .with the pellet people could sec jusl where the - . chlckcnt hud been shot, Hlncs said there possibly mlgh b«*uch a type dye but it would Have to be* harmless lo chickens ·nd · humans, too. "Well, there arc"dyes for Kastci ·ggs that can be used and the cans ·re safe to cat," continued Jones :,"And I'm wondering about the dyes used In tattooing." Northwest; Arkansas Farming I'have noticed n heavy Jnfcsta- tion of,cattle urubs lij|sqv(;ral;|ipc( cattle .herds. Now Is the. time that the large bumps appear on the bucks of cattle which bumps indi- cute the presence of the Urce ffrubs just'.undcr the animal's skin. Unfortunately the damage from grubs Is heavy. Milk production is reduced as much'as 25 per cent; Uio quality of the beef cuts and the bide .is reduced; and Ihc beef gains nre also reduced. This combined loss is the heaviest, of any Insect damage we now have to rattle. fortunately the life history of this insect Is simple. In the spring the heel flics lay cges and glue them, to the .hairs on Ihc cattle (mostly on the legs). The CKKS hitch in B few days and the Illllc .. frubs burrow under the skin. They work-their way up through . tr(« body of the animal and finally in mid-winter npneor under the b*ck skin. If nol then destroyed, they emerge and drop (o Ihc ground Soon they go through (lie pupfl stage and by spring are ·flla In .the fly slagc and laying «S(f«. They then pester the cattle Mnibly. ^ Fortunately, the cure is simple ·Mufti. You can buy at any drug or farm nupply house Ihc powder (about two ptr cow) which con be MTfTTIVIUJ ·ntfMITALCO. directly above and grub buni|ta. This rubbed under (he Jmirs of ihr cow'* buck nround tho should be done nt least 'n couple of timc$ and three limes I f ' t h e first nppjicttllop was ns early as early January, Jl Is 'also fortunate ihat the flics do not It'fivcl very f u r in the jipi'Ins, Severn) farmers work!UK together can very well eliminate the flics from their territory. Even nn one large farm proper" treatment can nlmosl eliminate the Krnbs whfch develop Into the flies. For those who have Infested herds it is important to. take this simple precaution now. It's Time To -- Plan 1052 operations to. make the most effective use of JniuJ, labor, and capital and to maintain u balance In farm enterprises. Plow the garden site as soon us will conditions permit. Apply barnyard manure? before plowing. Use compost in the gardens Plow "under weeds, leaves, and litter. Take hardwood cultlngK. Large IrecJi niny bo pruned.now, Do not ''top" or "dehorn" them, Prune f a l l or summer blooming shrubs only. Check on needed repairs for the brooder house and equipment. Add amcxtra day to curing time for each day the temperature is below freezing. Make second treatment for cattle grubs. Repair hay. racks and silage bunks if needed. Start making curtains for windows and slip covers for the .summer f u r n i t u r e now while outside activities, arc not so pressing. These suggestions come from the county and home demonstration agents. More information is available at their offices University College of Agriculture publications may nlh'o he obtained. WEEKLY BROILER REVIEW The weekly review of specialized broiler markets as reported by the University of Arkansas titute of Science, Jind Tcch- noloey and the Dairy and Poultry Market News Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture: . Northwest Arkansas area: T h e market \vns steady to firm, or at less! f u l l y steady for the week ending Thursday, January 31. Demand was Rcticrally good, with the volume of trading averaging normal for the wecX. Supplies of heavy sizea-. continued short at most points; lighter weights were reported . adequate. Prices at., the': close were one cent hishcr to unchanged, the moslly price was unchanged. Ratcsvlllc-Floral area: A m a r - ket was established - on only Iwo days' of this week, however tho undertone was generally slcady Lo firm. Supplies were reported short of a good demand cl most ;)olnls. The other markets weru generally steady with some firmness. Supplies of lightweight chickens were Njual lo needs In most sections, but there was nn occasional scarcity ol heavier, sizes. The Mississippi areas were unchanged to one cent lower for the week. The other areas were slcady to stronger, with Dclmarva showing Hie greatest (Win, as much Iwo cent.--. Dairymen Should Take Slock Now, Agenl Asserts lllght now, as the new year gets under way, many people arc taking a backward look at 1051 and a forward look at 1952. . That's .1 good idea--especially for .Washington County dairy farmers, County Agent Carl Rose said today. The best dairymen regularly lake stock o f - t h e i r business. They check their progress and they're always looking ahead to methods of making their herds more productive and profitable. One way to accomplish this in 11)52, according to Rose, is to "make sura that all females in your hci'd are bred to good registered dairy circs," The agent believes that this practice, along with others, should enable Wash- w , , c | ington County dairymen to boosl "' 'average yearly production up to 5,000 to 8,000 pounds of m i l k per cow. Among the goals the agent thinks dairymen should strive for in 11)52 are; An adequate year-round pas- lure system that will provide at least 10 and one-half months of grazing. · Production of one and one-half Ions of good q u a l i t y hay per cow. Use of 3(1(1 to 500 tons of fertilizer per acre on posture and roughage crops. An economical sized herd--1(1 crjws per man if pasture is available. Feeding grain according to. pro. Safeway Asks (hinge In Price Regulations WashinRlon-WVSafcway Stores, Inc., is asking Price Stabilizer Michael V. DiSalic to cJ.ange his. retail beef price regulations. The big food chain says it does not permit t h e prc-Korcan margin profit required by lav.'. Pending consideration of the request, Sa/cway proposed yesterday "an immediate increase on each retail cut of hcef . . . to a raid further Irreparable lost by the industry." Safeway said that when the Office of Price Stabilization l a s t .September II) raised wholesale beef ' prices by one dollar per hundred pounds, plus Increased freight rates, it should have granted retailers "increase'of'approxi- mately one .third greater than the wholesale increase in order no' to put the retailer in a squeeze." The chain, said because of current prices it could not afford to continue trimming away excess fat and Kristin from beef.. Tokyo-(/f'J-Far East N a v 11 Headquarters said the SS Bowdoin Victory, which went aground yesterday In the Set of Japan, was refloated today and headed for port under her own power. . WHO FJXES RADIOS? We've Been Serving You 20 Yearn SMITH RADIO SHOP S C H L I C H T M A N ' S BROILER-BRED CHICKS NEW HAMPS -WHITE ROCKS DELAWARE HAMP CROSS Eilabliihed Orer 25 Yean Truck DtliTif »i to Many Localititi KHLICHIMAN HATCHERY duction--one pound of grain for three pounds of milk produced per cow. Production of a high-quality milk. a-W;i'A»"or'othch"."p?6audtibri"and cost records on the herd. Regular testing for disease and spraying for parasites and fly control. Calfhood vaccination of all heifers. Incrcnslny the number of cows freshening in the fall and winter by 10 per cent. BOWI, FOR PLEASURE Mm Bcnton BowMnc Lanes--Adv PLAN TO BUILD S» Our MaUrlil. Gat Our Prictf. Try Our ferric*. DYKE LUMBER CO. 101 II. Chirlti DANCE DANCE TONIGHT SPRIN60AIC LEGION HUT 9 to 12 p.m. Adm.: 7Sc person BOB BECKER and his ARIZONA TRAILHANDS Heard Over KBRS: Monday thru Friday, 1:05-1:20 Saturday. 11:15-12:15 SUNDAY 2-6-8 p.m. A pf\l I f\ IT'S IN Mon-Tues 2:30-7:30 ArULLV/ SPRINGDALE Loutila Panont -- Hedda Hopper - Winchell, Others Agree Jane's du* Academy Nomination Tuesday, Feb 5 9 Till Springdale Roller Rink North Highway 71, Springdale U.S. APPROVED PUUORUM PASSED UARK STARTS TODAY Boxorncc OPENS ii:4i PM m TMHIU! 1ku MAGIC CARPET H A I mff LllI Tlmtl PALACE *«"**' "Stagicoach Driver" · and I "Squgr.d Circlt" I Slant Sunday 9 Opan 12:45 pm FRANKLY SPEAKING FRANKLY SPEAKING La*t Time Saturday JANE WYMAN BLUE V E I L 1:00 - 3:08 · 5:15 - 7:20 - 9:30 Shwyoffh, Onal Santa ft STAMPCDfl CATTLE k DRIVE \ Yaa kava asfcad raasat adly far adalt aiavia fara; a story ya« CM ,/ {· /.*·"· Mm tMvf · vX Kara Ikat isat pkaay. f^ Wall, kara ills, kal '. frankly saaakin "·*· TECTIVE STtRY" |«h iaratty raafh, sa toava and 2nd tig Hit! 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