Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 18, 1952 · Page 22
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April 18, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 22

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NOKTHWfST ARKANSAS T1MM, hytNtvHU, Friday, April II, 1*S2 Pasture Of Orchard Grass , A group of registered Angus cnttl* frraze on the 20-acre pasture of Walter Watkins, near Tonlllown. The field formerly lull of sedge trass has been carefully tended since 1848, and today a fine growth of orchard' grass,.ladina clover and Icspcdeza is the result. Watkins grazes part of his fine herd on the grass part of the year, Chicken nianurc and 300 pounds of phosphate to the sere has been applied annually. Vernon Mathis, who assists Watkins, sayi he favors orchard grass above anything else on well drained land, that 11 gives (wlce the grazing q u a l i t y of any other pasture crop. FffEttftf THIS I i I D There you ore .. . stuck on o back road, ond the car JUST WON'T GO. We've found that 99 out of a 100 tirrtes, thi» could har« b««n prtvtnfid by regular, expert auto check ups, If YOU* cor hasn't been thoroughly checked recently, we urge you to bring it in to our ihop, today! BOB MAEDER LION STATION Phonf 654 Corner College Dickson A Pasture Work Spotlights Work In Northwest Area; Value Of Good Grassland Is Important AD Future work continued lo occupy the spotlight last year in the Ihree ' Northwest Arkansas »oil conservation district?. Farmers and stockmen aftree that there Is nothing in this part of the country so permanently productive and profitable (or the lonj; pull as high quality grassland, nor anything that's Jo good for the toil. They point out that where there's a thick cover of Rood vcgcWtl.on, there'* no erosion. The move of ranchers from drouth areas of Texas to Northwest Arkansas has emphasized the value of good grassland. In the Washington County soil conservation district last year pasture Improvement practices were applied to 4,178 acres as compared with 3,221 acres in 1DSO. Soeding of pastures ten . 1951 totalled 4,469 acres, only slightly under the high-level figure of 4,823 acres thai were seeded to top-quality forage plants the picv- lous year. Eighty-nine stock ponds were built during the year, only five fewer than in 195(1. The b u i l d i n g of stock ponds goes along with pasture Improvement to provide fresh, clear water at convenient locations for the livestock and to prevent the uneven use of ^-ass- land that results when watering spots are few and far apart. In the Benton County soil conservation District 3,125 acres of pastures were improved in 1051 as against 1,750 acres in 1!)5(1. Farmers cooperating with their district seeded 3.115 acres of pasture In 1051 as compared with 1,788 acres the year before. They built 7? stock ponds, more than twice thq 32 built in 1950. Cooperalors in the Madison County soil conservation district improved 2.808 acres of pasturc- lind in 1051 as against 1,342 acres the year before. They seeded 2,899 acres as against 1.720 acres in 1950. They installed 87 stock ponds, more than four limea the 20 that they built in the previous year. More Attention To Woodlands Farm woodlands 'also came In for greater attention' last year as farmers continued to reap the benefits of looking upon the trees on their land as another crop rather than something to get rid of. In Ihe Madison County soil conservation district woodland management was practiced on 5 ( 496 acres in 1951. That compare! with 2.318 acres In 1050. Woodland cut- t i n g was done on 300 acres to m a i n t a i n permanent production There was no such sustained-yield cutting the previous year. in Washington County soil conservation district last year farmers practiced the management of. their woodlands on 4.185 'acres, slightly lets than the 4,487 acres so managed in 11)50. They cut 437 ncres of woodland according to conservation principles »s com- the practices the /arm needs. This pored with 109 in 1960. Woodland management in Benton County soil conservation district jumped from 180 acres in 1930 to 1,858 acres last year. Woodland cutting increased from three to 224 acres. Under the consolidation of conservation activities of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, 210 farmers adopted initial and .advanced plans last year In Washington County soil conitrvation district. These were farmers not yet cooperating with the district in the application of a coordinated conservation program. Under this plan the farmers start with one or more conservation measures without w a i t i n g for an agreement with the district for development of a comprehensive plan embodying all system was launched early in 1951. The 210 initial and advanced plans covered 30,293 icres. Fifty-six such plans covering 10,260 acres were adopted during 1951 in the Madison County soil conservation district. In the Benton County soil conservation district 99 plans covering 15,789 acres wer« adopted. In addition to the initial and advanced plans, at the end of US1 Washington County soil conservation district 844 active coordinated ordina,ted .conservation plans in effect. They covered 113;p97 acres. In Madison County soil conservation district 844 active coordinated plans covered 139.305 acres. In Benton County soil conservation district 823 plans were actively in effect, covering 7J.758 acres. ast 'year. MefUe Mann and Joyce . Itodgers of Jehntvllle, and Lon- ille E. Brugman an3 Wanda L. Brewer of Malvern shared in the cholarship fund in Arkansas; State, sectional, regional a n d national awards are provided. Awards will be announced at the association's convention in December and are based on a report Destruction Of Trees Often Deplored After They Are Gone; Home Sites Show To More Advantage When They Are Not Bare Lewis Bros. Co., Serving the Farmers and Ranchers of Northwest Arkansas 70 YEARS REFRIGERATORS Easy Terms By FtID STARR You remember the poem, "Woodman, Spare That Tree?" I bet you do. If you happened to start lo school about the turn of the century you likely had to memorize it. It went like this: "Woodman, spare t h a t tree Touch not a single bough; In my youth It sheltered me And I'll protect it now." It was a direct appeal to tht man with the ax to go slow in destroying sorne of our most.beau- liful and valuable heritage, the forests. The woodman of that day was perhaps a sentimental fellow, who was Interested in clearing space enough to plant a crop, and secure sufficient \yood to ke?p his family warm in winter and their lood cooked at mealtime. But In spite of the poet and all those who wanl to retain tome ol the land's natural beauty, t h e trees--especially those left in and around our cities--are being destroyed at a rapid rate, not by the woodman, but'by a monster called the bulldozer whkh can make the slaughter of the man with »n ax look like (he drop In the proverbial bucket. Whs* About Beauty? A woman, who has seen Fayette- vllle grow from a village into a city of the first class, was heard recently to deplore the loss of trees along College Avenue. When told that was a sign of progress, she wondered why we cannot progress and still keep some of our natural beauty? That is a good question. It I s . r a l h e r d i f f i c u l t to have trees growing right Ihrough your place of business. However, the dining room on Ml. Scquoyah has heen built around sonny trees, thus adding a quaintness seldom seen where food and goods of any kind are sold. But we could at least have a tree or two left on the premises of our business whether it be a filling station for car or man. But if we can't retain our natural beauty along the avenues of trade, and trees must give way to stone and mortar, it does seem we could stop the useless slaughter of trees in our residential sections. In many instances trees that could be saved to add beauty to the landscape, are being bulldozed down and off the lot to be burned and destroyed. Nobody is even concerned about turning them into firewood, post, or even lumber. On numerous lots the trees, instead of being studied and appraised so the best can be left to provide the setting, shade and beauty, without which a house remains just that, are ruthlessly lorn from their mooring and burned hecaust it costs too much to utilize them. Too often instead of shady streets where children play in comfort, and birds nest and sing, we behold only rows of stark, sun- scorched houses, with no bit of leafy shade. It is nothing unusual in see the trees uprooted and pushed out hack, an ugly, dangerous fire hazard. No Appeal To Woodman U'e can no longer appeal to the woodman. He has long ago lain down his ax, and turned the job of cleaning the spaei* for a house Welcome r bcnton County Agent H. B. Nolan stands by one of the signs erected hy flcnton County 4-H clubs welcoming guests (I) Bcnton County. There It 'lucl) · sign it each highway leading into the county. Benlon County U the first county in the "U'.e to undertake this project. over to the bulldozer. W» can' write a poem appealing to a bulldozer. The driver may b? a tree lover, but he will tell you, "i work lor'the contractor," and, the contractor has got to hurry up the job because he has lot to make money. i TrUe, many a buyer moans ovei the tact there wre no tr'eei lt.Il to shade hi; house and lot, but he had no voice In the planning He »av/ » "For Sale" sl|n and bought 'thi house and ther« were no treei thrown in. If he w^nts trees he's got to start from scratch and grow them, and to grow s6m« of them 'Ukei a big ; ; u»:. of time out ol mbst any life. If the man who opens up a new sub-division could only rtalite bu'yeri want shade in.their yard The wan wh6 buys a lot and hirel othefs to build for him n^eds to study the trees, and find ou which ones can bt saved. Then ins l s t they are protected. Stand gu»rd arid i^e that not only are the trunks protected, but the roots for sometimes the ground around the trees ar? so disturbed the trees soon dl^. Perhaps lhr t garden clubs ol the town could appeal to the man who mani the bulldozer. Advise, explain, cajole, and urge that the bulldozer spare tbit tr.ee that ii thin* gl beauty and may b$ a JQ forever. Bulldozers are made by things like me, But only God can make a tree. Awards Offered In Junior Vegetable Growers' Contest Arkansas farm boys and girl aged 12 through 21, with at leas one year of gardert project work are eligible to compete in the 12th annual vegetable production ant marketing 'contest of the r-'ationa Junior Vegetable Growers Association. The $6,000 scholarship competition was announced by Clay R. Moore, University agricultural extension marketing ' specialist, in Little Rock. Moore is Arkansas adult leader of the junior vegetable growers. Farm youths in 44 states competed for the scholarship grants of the entrant's garden project, his score in a home study course, and a rating of his school and community activities. .Moore said other NJVGA competitions open to those who enroll In the production-marketing con- tut are the demonstration contest and a judging, grading and Identification competition. All arc based on 4-H *nd ITA experience. Enrollment cards and information are available through local 4-H and FFA leaders and from NJVGA national headquarters in Amherst, Mass. Ke« r «P "Hk I the TIMES i*Ur. The MODERN FARM is not complete without o home water system. Our DEMING Line is COMPLETE We handle CRANE Plumbing Fixtures, and Glass-Lined Water Heaters. We have Steel and Plastic Pipe FAYETTEVILLE PLUMBING HEATING COMPANY JACK ROBERTS, Manager 310 NORTH WEST PHONE 730 Piint beautifies in town or country... A few strokes of a brush can make your home lovelier and more livable, no matter where you live. Select From Pittsburgh Paints and (Enamels for the Best Results 'Ask For New Color Dynamics for Ideas Such Famous Names as . . . , PRAEGER- UNITED - NANCrWARREN" BIRGE · · · Canadian and English Imports in rich dork colors or cool pastels designed for any taste in Rice and Grass cloths. JOHNSON'S PAINT --WALLPAPER --MIRRORS --GLASS 25 N. Block --· -" . Phone 806 Wi Gire StH GrttH Stamps FOR EIGHTEEN YEARS we have enjoyed the patronage of an ever-growing circle of friends throughout Northwest Arkansas and other areas, and new customers will profit from our wide experience. We offer a complete Hue of APPLE, PEAR, CHERRY, PLUM, PEACH and other fruit trees. We aho supply -«*tym. 'EVERGREENS, GRAPES from Ozark grown vines, many varieties of Roses. We are delighted to supply all your Nursery needs. Call or visit our office for complete information Crider Bros. Nursery Highwoy 71 South Phone 51 -J-2 Foyttttville, Ark.

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