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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 PLORALA. NEWS , THURSDAY, MARCI~ :LORAL Plant only recommended F1 1972, says Claude Pike, Ex- hybrid seed" corn varieties in tension Farm Agent. For All Your Building Needs We have the Materials at the Prices That YOU Can Afford SPRING SP E C IAL - GLIDDEN INTERIOR LATEX PER GALLON PANELING SPECIAL BEAUTIFU L PRE-FINISHED PANELING PR. SHEET $$$$#$$Oitililiti$$ililtttieit$$tt#$t$$$$$$#$ Plumbing and Electrical Supplies Hardware Items Floor Covering Carpets and Tile e Roofing, all kinds Paneling Aluminum Windows Celing Tile Cement and Mortar Mix Lumber Also Garbage Carts and Cans $##$$4kt$i$!tCtiittiiitttilit$iletilli#$$##$## BUILDING SUPPLY CENTER Everything to Build or Remodel Your Home Elba Highway - Tony Moore, Owner Telephone 493-7631 OPP, ALABAMA There was not enough blight- resistant seed corn of adopted FI hybrid varieties last spring to plant the 1971 crop. So, many farmers had to use some "old crib corn" (F2 gen- eration of hybrids resistant to the 1970 blight), Argentine flints or open-pollinated varieties. These 9arieties served them well under the circumstances. Thanks to excellent weather conditions, many farmers made good yields with F2 genera- tions, flints and open-pollina- ted varieties. Now, it's time to forget about F2 crib, flints or open-pollina- ted corns. Why? - - Becauseit will not produce like good F1 hybrids under the same con- ditions. Good hybrids will pro- duce 20 to 30 percent more corn per acre than F2 or open-pol- linated varieties. Last year an FI hybrid pro- duced 22 percent more corn than an open-pollinated variety on the G. W. Maddox farm near Red Level. Mr. Maddox, like most farmers, was short on good FI hybrid seed corn last spring. So he had to rely on some open-pollinated even though he knew it was not the best thing to do to produce high yields. Maddox put Fl Coker 71 in one planter hopper and an old open-pollinated corn in the other hopper. As a result he had two rows of Coker 71 and two rows of open-pollinated ac- ross the entire 4.3-acre field. It was planted 14 inches in the drill in 36-inch rows. Fertilization consisted of 400 pounds of 8-24-24 in the drill plus 300 pounds of ammonium nitrate sidedressing per acre. The area also received one ton of lime per acre in 1969. At harvest time the Fl Coker produced 79 bushels per acre compared to 62 bushels on the open-pollinated or 17 bushels less. Some 20 percent of the old field corn was on the ground at harvest time com- pared to about 8 percent of Coker. Normally, you can expect F2 crib corn or open-pollinated varieties to produce 20 to 30 percent less corn than a good FI hybrid. A three-year experiment sta- tion test in South Alabama re- vealed that the five top yielding hybrids on the recommended list produce an average of 77 bushels per acre compared to 55 bushels on the old standard op- en-pollinated variety. This was a difference in yield of 21.6 bushels or 28 percent more corn per acre with Fl hybrids. The 1971 test results were about the same in this area. In Georgia last year four adopted FI hybrids averaged I19 bushels per acre for various dates of planting at three lo- cations which included nine trials. The Argentine flints and open-pollinated varieties averaged only 66 bushels per acre. The reduction in yield varied from 27 to 45 percent less corn compared to the Fl hybrids. In Mississippi, 15 adopted Fl hybrids averaged 64 bushels per acre compared to 46.5 bushels on F2 crib varieties or 27 per- cent more corn on the Fl. Pike suggested that producers select their corn from proven tested varieties for South Ala- bama. The recommended var- ieties (all yellow) are as fol- lows in alphabetical order: Co- ker 71, Dixie 18, Florida200-A, Funk's G-5945, Funk's G-4949, Greenwood 471, McNair 400-F, P.A.G. 751, Pennington 7-C-11A, Pioneer 309-B, S.C. 236, and Taylor 196-A. CONSERVATION NEWS Too many people think you have to cultivate wildlife food plots in order to have wild- life. Actually a landowner may unable wildlife habitat by clear- ing and cleaning up wood lots, fence rows, field corners, field borders, idle farm land and creek bottoms. With a minimum amount of management, these areas can produce excellent wildlife habitat which is impos- sible to duplicate by clearing and planting. Wild animals re- quire not only a diversity of habitat types but also a variety of food and cover plants. Na- ture, with a little help, can pro- vide this diversity. An example of the habitat requirements of wildlife is that of the bobwhite quail. The bobwhite usually ran- ges over an area where plants suitable for cover, nesting, loafing and food are easily ac- cessable. Quail hunters know that conveys are usually found close to the edge of fields or openings near woods or hedge rows. Most wildlife species frequent "edge" habitat be- cause of the abundance of food and cover plants. An example of "edge" is where woodland lies adjacent to idle farm land. Quail benefit from the practice of leaving one acre or more of of thickets, briar patches, Ja- panese honeysuckle, ditch banks and fence rows. Thes.e areas are used by quail for cover and should be located near good quail food plants, Is Respectfully And Earnestly Solicited In My Candidacy For The Job Covington County Commission A. R. WOODHAM le U.L Seeam__ Senator Slmrkman Answers Questions From Readers Dear Senator Sparkman: What ever happened to the bill which would provide survivor benefits for the families of retired mili- tary personnel? ANSWER: This bill is now be- fore the Senate Armed Ser- BOB SIKES vices Committee. I have been in touch with the Chairman of this Committee to express my interest in this legislation and to advise him of the concern of a good number of my constitu- ents. I ;tlld inf' llI (Hi rt s.~on Co., til~[ rnw ? tll el'll b uLillili~ ~ REPORTS ANTI-BUSING MOVEMENT ACCELERATED BY THE PRE- SIDENT - I welcome the state- ment by President Nixon against massive busing. I think most of us do. I wish he had gone a little further and proposed mea- sures to stop massive busing where it already is in progress. I don't think we should confine our efforts to obtaining relief against future busing orders. We should also help schools al- ready affected. It would have been very helpful if the Presi- dent had taken action earlier, but his help comes at a time when it may provide just the boost that Congress needs to take really effective steps against massive busing. There is now in conference a House-voted pro- posal to deny funds for forced busing. The Senate thus far has refused to accept this. Now I think they will. What is needed is permanent legislation against massive bus- ing, and this should be backed by a constitutional amendment so the courts cannot overturn the laws passed by Congress. All of this should be supported by steps for quality education so that every community can have good schools. LESSONS FROM THE FLORI- DA PRIMARY The Florida Primary gives new and needed direction to the Democratic Party for 1972. The people showed they want common sense, not pie in the sky. Two of the three front-runners were the most conservative among those who campaigned in our state. In my opinion, the De- mocratic nominee will be cho- sen from among the top three in the Florida Primary,.although efforts are in proges~ in. s~)me quarters:to bring Senator Ken- nedy into the race. Senator Jackson's showing was remark- ably good. I am particularly pleased at the support he received in Flo- rida's First District. His was the only new face in the race and he had to build from scratch. He has made constructive pro- posals for a better America which have attracted nationwide interest and support. I congratulate Governor Wal- lace for his strong race. The Democratic" Party needs con- servative voices. As I stated when he entered the Florida Pri- mary, Governor Wallace can help to give a better balance to the party. TOWARDS RESTORING THE NAME OF CAPE CANAVER- AL - I have registered my sup- port for a bill to restore the name of Cape Canaveral, now known as Cape Kennedy, in Florida. Cape Canaveral has borne the name since 1513 when it was first sighted and named by Ponce de Leon and his crew. It is therefore the oldest known and continuously used sailing landmark 'on the entire U. S. Atlantic Coast. As one of his first official acts as President after President Kennedy's tragic assassination~ Lyndon Johnson by Executive Order changed the name of Cape Can- averal to Cape Kennedy, and al- so named the space center for President Kennedy. I feel that the space center should continue to be known as the John F. Kennedy Space Center, but that the name of Cape Canaveral should be restored. Many public opinion surveys have shown the people of Flo- rida overwhelmingly in favor of restoring the traditional and historical name of the cape itself, and the Florida Leg- islature has formally petitioned Congress to do so. Deficit Spending Halt Urged by Farm Leader Roger Fleming, secretary- treasurer of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said in a recent legislative conference in Oklahoma City that inflation is one of the most serious threats to our economic system which he de- scribed as "U.S. style capital- ism." "Not until the Congress, itself, decides to get control of government spending will we be able to stop deficit spending, the principal cause of inflation," he observed. "Emergency efforts, such as the establishment of price and wage controls, are merely 'stop gap' measures," he said. Dear Senator Sparkman: What is being done to increase Social Security benefits, and by how much do you expect them to in- crease? ANSWER: H. R. l, which has passed the House of Represen- tatives, is now under consider- ation by the Senate Finance Committee. It is expected that final committee action will be completed in the near future. This bill calls for an increase of 5%, but a number of propos- als have been made to increase these payments by larger per- centages. Dear Senator Sparkman: What is the status of the bill which would allow veterans with a 50~ ! PRESIDENT B. A. FORRESTER, center, welcOl John Sparkman and Mrs. Sparkman to Enterprise College. Senator Sparkman and Mrs. Sparkman stol Tuesday and toured the campus and talked with st~ tering for spring quarter. or higher service-connected disability to receive comissary privileges? ANSWER: This bill, HR. 5203, is now pending before the House Armed Services Com- mittee but no final action has been scheduled at this time. Dear Senator" Sparkman: I am a small businessman and I wish to begin doing business with the U. S. government. How may I learn of government needs and solicitations? ANSWER: Solicitt cess of $~,000 are. in the "CommerCe Daily" which is iS Department of Co$J scription informati0 tained from the Sul of Documents, Printing Office, D. C. 20242. Thi! is the best source tion on all Governst ments If You're Undecided . ... VOTE FOR ALL THREEI I I I FRANK - THE MAN - THE WIFE, ANN AND DAUGHTER, MELISSA.. You Haven't Done Anything WRONG But If You Want to Do Something P0WEL] ittIe fm~ " "- OLlllt v n, UV h~, ', ttrlda]u :~ULLE LUN r~rlll uuaCillp "~'dl l{~ f'tr :~rt an; :'*~ FR 1", c~ "" Orln '/uparti: y'~l effm k'~ e el~ nn :,,iuenota "Mbiliti, ,VIN) GIi Lt~ [~p q ~'uUbtv nqV h,, upp, AI ~NULL E ill I"~ rll T ??r Covi ; ~,~e be, *< aZ~v 9 ];~atly ai life W: lj this ( i~I, ~lld i] ~"_ for 2 O = CoUnty, LAdv by FOR TAX ASSESSOR (p& Pol.:~,dv.'by Frank Moore, lndaluslo, AIo.) 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