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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - December 21, 1953, Kingsport, Tennessee2 monday december Kingsport times hogs hit december High As demand tops Supply Atlanta of hogs continued below demand at most Southern and midwestern markets last week and prices gained 25 cents to a Hundred pounds the department of Agri culture reported. Prices either equalled or exceeded the highest Point since october 1 and were at the High est general december level since 1947. Cattle and calf receipts also tapered off at Southern markets. Prices moved in mixed trends. At Friday s close prices for the Best weight Butcher hogs at leading markets were Chicago Louisville Memphis to mostly Nashville Atlanta Montgomery and plants in the Georgia Florida Alabama area at Richmond thursday the top hog Price was and at hog buying stations in the Caro Linas Friday tops ranged 24.25. Combined hogs arrivals at the first six Southern Market centers totalled head compared to the previous week and 226 the same week last year. At 39 Carolina markets receipts to tales about head last week and the week before. Cattle and calf arrivals at the same six centers totalled head last week the week before and the same week last year. Slaughter steers and heifers at Montgomery wound up the week steady to a Hundred pounds higher with the most Advance applying to commercial Grade yearlings and heavy Utility Grade steers. Nashville also registered gains on steers and heifers ranging from 50 to 75 cents after being up More monday. However at Memphis those classes finished weak to 50 cents lower. Louisville prices wound up 50 cents lower for Good and Choice steers and mixed year Lings but Utility and commercial grades held steady. Cows calves gain cows and bulls at most markets showed gains of 50 cents or except at Montgomery canner and Cutter cows about 50 cents. Calf prices figured steady to higher at Montgomery while at Nashville dealers sold up and heavy calves sold off As much As dealers advanced at Memphis and to at Louis Ville. Most Choice and prime Grade dealers brought to at Louisville and at Nashville Good and Choice dealers bulked at from to and few High Choice and prime brought to at Memphis commercial to Low Choice dealers ranged to the same grades in North Georgia auctions brought to Good and Choice steers and yearlings sold at Nashville at from to mainly and less. At Memphis Commer Cial and Grade steers and heifers brought to lightweight Good and Low Choice steers of 450 to 750 pounds sold at Montgomery a from to while heavier steers grading Utility to Low Good brought to s18, broilers decline broiler prices continued to de Cline with losses running from to 2 cents a Pound in North Georgia 2 to 3 cents in North Alabama and the Shenandoah Valley As much As 3 to 6 cents in Central North Carolina 2 to zy2 cents in North Mississippi and 1% to 2 cents in the Del mar a area. Friday s closing Price were North Georgia 20 to 22 cents a North Alabama 20y2 cents in North Mississippi and 1% to 2 cents in the Del mar a area. Friday s closing prices were North Georgia 20 to 22 cents a Pound North Alabama to 21 cents Central North Carolina 18 to 21 cents North mis Sippi 21 cents Central Mississippi 21 to 24 cents Southwest Mississippi 25 cents and Shenandoah Valley 17 cents. Thursday s close in the Del mar a area was at 16 to 20 a cents a Pound. On the fruit and vegetable front production prospects were Hurt by Sharp cold weather. The hardier Florida vegetables were reported unhurt but some dam age was done to the tender crops. Most items advanced in Price during the week including Brans eggplant and Squash. Peppers cucumbers and Toma toes however held relatively steady. Florida Citrus showed some As Low As to a Box for oranges and to a half Box for Tange Rines on the Atlanta wholesale Market. Prices quoted at Atlanta Fri Day included Florida snap Beans at to a Bushel Squash at to cucumbers at to and peppers in Small lots at 6.50 to most tobacco markets closed for the Holiday season and made plans to reopen at varying dates extending Well beyond new year s. Season s Gross sales and the average prices through wednesday were Burley pounds at a Hun dred flue cured tobacco in the old Belt of Virginia and North Carolina through thursday pounds at a Hundred v in Gin i a fire cured pounds at soybean research spending brings Tenn. Big return Knoxville spa returns to Farmers of for every Dollar invested in research is the almost fantastic record of soy bean research carried on by state and Federal agricultural Experiment station personnel. This research has resulted in the development of 12 new Varie ties adapted to the various grow ing areas. These varieties which include the Ogden soybean developed at it produce yields of 8 to 10.bushels per acre above old varieties and 1 to 2 pounds of Oil More per Bushel. This increase Means an additional 400 million dollars each year to growers for an All time investment of Only three million dollars for the research. Annual expenditures for soy bean research Are under with the yearly return at least 400 million dollars making an investment of return the soybean results Are Only one example of astonishing re turns from Public funds invested in agricultural research tag Ricu Tural Experiment station workers said. They Are engaged in similar research on other crops and in numerous other Fields of agricultural develop ment. Gunnings Community club officers for 1954 Are left to right j. C. Barnes vice president mrs. H. D. Adams treasurer mrs. Nat Barnes Secretary Jack Isley president and mrs. Vernon Rowland reporter. The club meets the first tuesday night of each month at gun rings school. Photo by j. W. Mcclain county Tennessee Farmers news Corner by the associated press Sion saving soil and water. Tennessee came up with an All a or instance inches of time record Cotton crop this year rain fell on a mulch planted despite Weevils and weather. Field with a 12 to 14 per cent the latest estimate of 10 Days after planting Bales compares with was no Runoff no soil loss. Record i on a neighbouring Field planted Bales in 1948. In the conventional Way rain this crop was raised on Runoff measured 1% inches and acres. The most land loss averaged 10 tons per planted to Cotton in Tennessee i acre was acres in 1925, which yielded Only Bales. Biggest county crops were j silos Are really going modern turned in by Gibson Lauderdale one of the newest types in the and is on the Sumner county each. If Arm of Newman Cheek a Nash record crops also were Vine businessman. It s built of dictated for Crockett steel lined with Glass. Haywood Lake Lawrence Lin i an expensive Structure but Coin and Madison counties. Cheek figures hell get More for if a w i his Money Over the Long haul of these advantages mechanical unloading from the production is estimated at 105 million pounds. That s about 17 and a third million pounds under last year s crop but still Well above the 10-year average. The Hurley is Good Quality and bringing pretty Good prices. The crop of dark fired tobacco Type 22, is estimated at 000 pounds. That s Over a Mil lion pounds under the 1952 production and about five million under the 10 year average. Type 23 dark fired comes to about pounds half a million under 1852 and almost two million under the 10 years average. Air cured tobacco this season is about half a million pounds off the 10 year average and 000 under the 1952 production. The crop is estimated at 000 pounds. Something and better is in sight for Farmers who raise Corn. Recent experiments show that Corn planted on land covered with a heavy mulch of Corn stalks and Weed trash pays off with average yields of 110 Bush Els an acre. Better yet the new method does away with the labor of conventional blowing dishing and harrowing. A new machine a mulch planter does a once Over Job preparing seed bed planting Corn and inserting fertilizer at two Levels 2 inches and 8 inches. One farm grew Corn with three Man tractor hours of labor per acre compared with 10 hours needed on conventional Fields. That s about 2 minutes per Bushel compared to 12 minutes per Bushel. But the tremendous advantage in mulch planting besides Sav ing labor is that it controls Ero lawns need no special Winter Core by Henry free written for Aba service lawns need no Winter Protection and will very Likely be severely injured if covered with a Blanket of manure. In fact one should not allow the Lawn to go into the Winter with More than two inches of top growth. Tall grass will mat Down under the weight of Snow and kill the t roots. The one exception of win Ter mulching would be a Light covering of Straw for Young grass that did not get much of a Start before cold weather. The Lawn should be cleaned of debris and excess leaves and mowing should continue As Long As the growth of grass continues. In Northern Ohio the Middle of november is not unusual for the last mowing. Coasting won t Hurt lawns but walking will clo a lot of dam age. Thawing an open Winter May be More damaging to grass than the either to firm the seed in the soil at planting time or in Spring grass remains Frozen All Winter is to press the grass crowns that Rolle Faran i ave footprints for months actually cold wont her even when the Mercury is huddled be Low Zero does not in harm Good Lawn grass. The plants w into cold storage and sometimes lose their color but they continue to live and breathe. A Well fed sturdy Sod can stand All the extremes of temperature the Weatherman can dish out. Some lawns Are badly riddled in Winter because they were sown in the Spring with a seed mixture containing annual types of grass. These succumb to the first real Winter weather the same As All annual plants. Or even worse appearance Are those lawns infested with crab _ grass. Because of lifting or heaving of turf by alternate freezing and to come. Grass that goes into the Winter in a Strong vigorous will by Little affected by in Vcrne weather. A thick is highly resistant to fro it action because the i rent i bind the surface soil together and reduce heaving. Why Cik my Lawn go a very common question was Well Sumaru Riml by the old Gardener. Said that the principal causes of deterioration of lawns Are soil in poor physical Condi Tion due to not being properly prepared. Improper maintenance such As infrequent cutting failure to provide Plant food too close Cut tins. Poor drainage or setting resulting in irregular cutting. Presence of Trees with roots near the surface. Too Many Trees branching Low causing heavy Shade. Invasion of weeds and crab grass. Undermining by insect pests. Too constant hard use such As play by children and pets. Quizzing the Gardener soil of Many of our House plants is infested with tiny White Worms which seem to be most numerous shortly after what Are they and what is to be done like Spring tails minute insects who live in decaying organic matter in the soil. They Are harmless but Are annoying saturating the soil with Black Leaf 40, Dot or chlordane will eliminate them. It necessary to mulch recently planted peonies Over each Crown with a shovel Ful of Sand. Leaf or similar mulch material packs and May encourage the develop ment of a damaging fungus rot. Lilac and similar flowering shrubs be pruned be fore Winter to remove dead broken and unwanted Wood. Lilac forsythia flowering quince honeysuckle Viburnum and Simi Lar Spring flowering shrubs should be pruned in june. Can the Small Home Gardener Send a soil Sample for reliable testing local county agricultural agent will have it tested for you. Take several samples from a dozen different parts of the Garden. Mix samples Thor and submit a cupful. Henry free is unable to answer directly individual questions from readers. However with each column he will answer the most interesting and most frequently asked questions Bottom no spoilage no Frozen silage silo can be filled at any time and the design allows continuous 100 per cent use of the silo s capacity. Spoilage is eliminated Cheek reports because the silo is kept air tight with a Gas bag at the top acting As the breather sys tem. Hawkins county tops in Belfer pasture program Rogersville ins county is the District win Ner this year of honors for pro motion of better Webster Pendergrass University of Tennessee agronomist announced sunday. The District winners now Are being judged for state honors and the county named As having done the Best pasture Job for the year receive in january a trophy awarded by the nation Al fertilizer association Pender grass said. District winners in other parts of the state were Henry Frank Lin Putnam and Giles counties. Outstanding work was done in each of these five counties by Farmers businessmen and Agri cultural agencies in encouraging More extensive and intensive use of Pendergrass said. In each county a pasture com Mittee made up of representatives of All groups having an in Terest in the work planned and helped carry out such activities As planning meetings pasture Tours Field Days seeding fertilization renovation drainage and Weed control demonstrations contests fair exhibits films and slides. Putnam and Hawkins counties chalked up records of the most entries in their area Green Pas Tures contests. Hawkins and Giles distributed special publications calling attention to the program and giving information on pasture improvement. The winners represent a state wide Effort to make pastures and Sod crops pay off for the Farmer and help support a More stable Economy for Rural and Urban families alike Pendergrass said. He added we still have a Long Way to go in using these crops to make the Best of our soil and climate possibilities but much Progress has been made this year in spite of the tremendous drouth Handi calf prices Rise on Greeneville Mart Greeneville spa Good and Choice calves weighing around 200 pounds sold at to a Hundred pounds Here last week the Federal state Market news service reported. Common and medium calves weighing 150 pounds brought at the auction tuesday and culls baby beef calves were Good and Choice steers and heifers sold at common and medium canners and cutters Good beef cows common and medium canners and Cut ters Good bulls 12.50 common and , 11.75 canners and cutters 10.50. Good and Choice Barrows and gilts weighing 175-240 pounds sold at 250-300 ibs., sows under 300 Over 300 ibs., Chester Isley is elected head of 4-h club leaders Chester Isley of Indian Springs route 1 is new president of the Sullivan county 4-h leaders Council Norman b. Lee assistant county agent announced sunday. Lee a so announced election of Mary to harbours Bluff City As president of the senior 4-h club county Council and Jimmy Kite Miller Perry president of the Junior county Council. Isley succeeds Paul Stone who presided Over the annual 4-h club officers and Leader s train ing meeting in Blountville at which the officers announced sunday were chosen. Lee said 26 local leaders attended the meet ing. Instructions on How to carry out their duties were Given club officers at the meeting by miss Oma Worley District Home j agent Dick Smith assistant j Washington county Home agent miss Juanita Bradley Sullivan i Home agent and Roy Elkins Bristol Newspaperman. Other officers named in Addi Tion to the presidents were leaders Over by Kingsport route 3, vice presi Dent and mrs. John Roy Holt Gunnings Secretary. Senior car Roll Sullivan vice president Nancy Cross Blountville Secre tary Shirley Home Blountville song Leader and Bob Clifton editor suggests Farmers set up own guarantees Columbus o. Samuel r. Guard editor of the breeder s Gazette proposed saturday a new plan of farm supports with the Farmers and not the government sustaining Price s in their own communities. Guard. Said he had been assured by 14 u. S. Senators and 18 representatives his parity Price insurance plan would be con to Tennessee Burley Side red in drawing up a the pounds were agricultural marketing act. Also sold at an average of weighing the merits of guard s j for the first three weeks of suggestion Are Secretary of Agri a sales this year the Burley Asso culture Ezra Benson and bought 11.2 per cent agriculture advisory last year it bought 13.7 parity Price insurance does j per cent. Away with government subsidies j the state s two biggest mar but is not a Radical departure Greeneville and Knoxville from what we have paid out about one said. It is thoroughly demo fourth of the Money Tennessee cratic and would be instituted Farmers received. Greeneville Al Only by vote of the Farmers so handled the biggest crop themselves. J pounds and Knoxville the Federal crop insurance handled pounds of the smaller 1953 Burley crop returns As much income Nashville Burley growers were paid As much Money this year for a crop nearly five million pounds smaller than for this same period last year the state department of agriculture said. Farmers pocketed at an average of a Hundred pounds on a yield of pounds. For the season prior to the Christmas holidays last growers turned Over pounds and were paid 020, just a fraction More. The average was nearly three dollars less than this year s average. Last week s crop was Good for corporation is insuring against such losses As those from Hail flood Grasshoppers and so on. The next natural Advance is to crops against Price insure the Leaf. Sales ended Friday for old Belt tobacco prices in Tumble Raleigh n. C. Most average prices and Quality were Down last week As 11 flue cured tobacco markets wound up the season on the old Belt. Only four markets will reopen Jan. 11 and sell through Jan. 15. These Are Danville and South Boston a. And Winston Salem and Reidsville. The Federal state Market news service reported Gross sales last week totalled pounds averaging a drop of from the season Low set the previous week. Season sales increased to guard said under his plan a cent of this crop Christmas vacation and will for an average of sume Jan. 4. Agriculture officials receipts to the flue cured said the first three weeks of j stabilization corp. Under the sales took care of about 70 per go v e r n m e n t loan program Premium would be paid by farm ers producing a Given commod Ity either in Cash or by a note or deduction against future Sale. The Money would be put in a marketing Pool to be used in financing the merchandising the product and to help the. Farmer get full parity prices. The j producer would be indemnified in if the average Price of any product so insured was under 90 per i. Market Athens Crahane Cly Vic col Al Bill Payi t Al of i Franklin Gayatin Grcen vol n. C by cent of the announced parity. Beekeepers course is planned at it Knoxville spa the second annual beekeepers Short course will be held at the it College of agriculture the week of january 4, or. B. S. Picked Sparta s evil it i totals pounds mortify 2.4u3.537 1.143.854.37 1.10g.309.93 93fl.92b.22 4.850.152 2.505.420.3d 10.1g4.550 5.22c.502 2.939.503.37 8.081.780 861.c12.48 2.417.095 5 3.ico.714.01 54.04 53.15 45.87 52.04 52.57 54.10 53.95 63.42 50.02 51.11 62.45 53.14 52.42 horticulture department 4-1-1 club members re announced sunday. Subjects to be covered will in Oklahoma for outstanding work elude fundamentals for begin i growing and marketing vege Ning beekeepers history of Bee table crops keeping kinds of bees Winter j Frances Ann Mcbride Dyer management and the place of i county was presented the beekeeping in farming. Sessions of state award for Tennessee will be held from 7 to 9 . For in the 12th annual National the convenience of persons Liv production and marketing con i amounted to around 62 per cent official season sales by the Gross sales. Season sales sets twerp raised to approximately .37 per cent. Sales and averages by states last week were North Carolina Virginia 944, seven states Lead in meat production based on live weight statistics on cattle hogs and sheep produced in 1952, the National live Stock and meat Board reports that seven of the 48 states each produce More than a billion pounds of meat annually. These states in order arc Iowa Illinois Texas Minnesota Missouri Nebraska and Indiana. The Board also reports that six other states produce Between one half billion and one billion pounds. In order these states Are Ohio Kansas Wisconsin South Dakota Oklahoma and califor 4.903.232 2.5011.102.97 53.b3 2.145.k2 47.84 2.070.102 54.43 53.60 Tennessee youth takes 4-h honors Knoxville gently received honors at Tulsa ing within driving distance. Lynn View reporter. Junior Harr Central Heights vice president Virginia Houghes Secretary Shirley sunny Snapp Side song Leader and Kathyrn Tyree re1 Porter. Test sponsored by the National Junior vegetable growers association. William Putnam also of Dyer county was state Winner in a new contest on soil improve ment and Fertility practices also conducted by the Junior vege table growers association. Farmers highest Market for. I our hens City poultry co. Phone 27co 471 a Sullivan St. Up risk pm Admiral hurry to Homeland for this iral v Consoletti lowest the console look at table Model Price Ever at the Price of Many 17" sets you can own this big Brilliant 21" Admiral a perfectly matched ensemble with its attractive modern Consoletti base. You get the Superb reception made possible by Admiral s All new 1954 Cascade Chassis plus provision for single dial tuning of present vhf and coming uhf stations. Has built in Omni scope Antenna do Range finder and Many More deluxe Fea Tures. The buy of a lifetime buy now pay next year m the Home of Christmas furniture buy now pay next year

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