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Narrow Strips Find Favor With Tobacco Farmers Conservation minded to- tcco growers in Ohio aty have adapted the raCtlce of strip-cropping the intensive, farming me- their crop requires !th good results in soil r0tection and yields, The main feature of to- co stripcropping is the ot narrow strips to ac- )Odate the number of to- LCco rows best suited to the 'e:; SinPseo nse r vCa oP n 8trlcts, working with con- rvation technicians, have lerally settled on 6 rows L.the best width, although .lds of 4 or 8 rows a:e lllrnon. StudJ.es show that to 6 row strips usually l,ce labor cost the most. The narrow strips also enable the farmer to get maximum use of his ma- chinery. Although this method was first tried with tobacco, it is now being used with good results with corn. Some of the advantages of narrow contour strips for tobacco are: (1). The sod strips help maintain soil structure, re- duce soil compaction, and improve the workability of the soil. (2). Narrow strips give near maximum protection from soil structure, reduce soil erosion. Visual obserVa- tions indicate that the strips reduce soil loss approxi- mately 50% more than does regular contour strip crop-, ping. (3) Infiltration and water- holding capacity of the Sbil are increased because of re- duced soil compaction. (4) It is easier to keep the fields smooth. By plowing two "strips at the same time ("deadheading" at the ends) the farmer can leave only one open plow furrow along the side of each strip. The strips can be plowed the op- posite way the next time, thus helping to keep the strips level. (5) The land can be pre- pared for planting tobacco as it is needed, since each strip is a complete field. (6) Alternate strips of sod allow easier access to all parrs of the field to-er' vice xhe farming operation and in hauling the tobacco to the barn. (7) It is easy to spray the crop for insect control, weed control, and sucker control from the sod strip on each side of the cultivated strip. tobacco when it is grown in narrow strips. (9) Irrigation equipment is easier to place and to re- move, because the sod strips serve as travel lanes. Also, damage to the tobacco leaves can be avoided in this op- eration. (10) Tobacco sticks canbe distributed directly to the field from the wagon. (l l) The sticks of tobacco can be field-wilted on the sod strips after cutting, without damage from mud if it should rain before the tobacco Is housed. (12) The narrow strips pro- vide better air drainage through the field and under the lower leaves, thus re- ducing leaf drop. Recent data from the Uni- versity of Tennessee Ex- periment Station indicate that quality of tobacco grown in narrow strips places a larger percentage of the crop in higher price grades than tobacco grown in a solid block. The report also indicates a slight increase in yield from tobacco grown in narrow strips, due mainly to re- duction in leaf droppage. Grass seed can be harvest- ed from the grass strips or used for hay. Good yields are produced because of the high rate of fertilizing the preceding tobacco crop. Tobacco is usually harvest- ed during the last half of August or in the early part of September. This makes it possible to seed an early winter cover crop on the tobacco strips. Kentucky 31 tall rescue seeded imme- diately after tobacco har- vest, at the rate of 40 to 50 pounds an acre, and field b 3negrass seeded at 15 pounds an acre, are gain- i  favor as winter cover trops. This picture shows tobacco growing in Hartford. C.R. Belcher is examining one D4rrow contour strips on a farm near of the young plants. Denton Harder also has practiced con- tour strip cropping of tobacco on his farm near Olaton, Kentucky. PHOTOS COURTESY LAWRENCE PHILPOT '., coo.. TIMES 108 West Center Street ,,Post Office Drawer 226 hARTFORD, KENTUCKY !tlbllshed every Thursday by Y Anderson, trading as e Ohio County Times bred as Second Class alter at the Post Office in ,, Kentucky ANDY ANDERSON Editor and Publisher J. W. GREEN Associate Editor PHONE 298-7100 [ISCRIPTION RATES: ;'o,, and adjoining counties .00 per year rnonwealth of Kentucky .00 per yeah e USA SeWhere in r $t,00 per ye es Tax included Bciate Member: tUcky Press Association Court News Harold Laymon Vincent, highway, plea of guilty, fine $15.00 and cost 915.50, fine of 915.00 was suspended paid $15.50 James Butler, no opera- tors license, continued. Gene Hoops, public drunk, plea of guilty, fine 910.00 cost 922.50. Walter Jackson Hogeland, speeding, plea c@ guilty, fine 910.00 cost 915.50 Elmer Lee Hoggard, no operators  license, plea of guilty, fine 910.00 cost $15. 50. Harry Draper Jr., speed- ing, amended to breach of Roger D. Wells, spe plea of guikY, fine costs" $i5.50, paid" 925.50 James Wtllard Watson, no operators license, plea of guilty, fine 910.00 costs $15. 50. Hugh Carol Hancock, im- proper registration, plea of not guilty, dismissed, peace, plea of guilty, fine Larry Buchanan, speeding, plea of guilty, fine $10.00, 910.00 cost $15.50 cost $15.50 Wilbert Howell Davis, u,, I ,,,, ticen. speeding, amended tobreach .,,rr,as, of peace, fine $2.00 costs $15.50. Martin Wayne Phelps, 21, Paul EdwardHtday, no op- Young Mfg. Co., Rt 1, Beaver erators license, plea ot Dam, Ky, and Martha Neal guilty, got new license and Smith, 22, Beaver Dam, Ky. w.as dismissed. George William Osborn, David Comerford, 21, speeding, plea of guilty, finel Delco-General Motors, Inc., 910.00 costs $15.50, bothfine Rt. 1, Bunker Hill, Ind.,and and costs suspended. Carol Moose, 21, North Man- Billy Blackburn, public chester, Ind. drunk, plea of not guilty, hearing set for May 28th. Jenner Wilkerson, public drunk, plea of not guilty, hearing set for May 28th. W George Blackburn, public N drunk, plea of not guilty, Sunday [ Bona Fide Electrolux $a/es & Service hearing set for May 28th. S .... George Edward Brothers, -: speeding, plea of guilty, fine *Voice In The Wilderness* CONTACT $I0.00 costs $15.50 BOB KILLMAN Mary Darlene Nichols . Phone spedlng, plea of guilty, .298-7035 or 278-2693  $I0.00 costs $15.50 oso,o.,oooooo Arnold Preston Buckalew, speeding, filed away. FREEZER made easy by our plan-- ) ELECTRIC RANGE Build or Buy a Home 1 hit Frozen Food Center i Bea0000r [00am i with funds from us. Modest down payment ! Pay us monthly like rent  Speedy appraisals and service No penalty for early IXay off Mr. and Mrs. John Chapman, center, pose with their children. McHenry Resident Celebrates 91st Birthday Monday May 16 children are Jack Fulkerson, Grlffith, Ind. who is mar- ried and has two children. Mrs. Shirley Fulkerson Mo- riarty, Louisville, who has three children, Larry Fulk- erson, Old Hickory, Tenn., Miss Suzarme Eskridge, a freshman at Western Ky. State University, Sandra Eskridge, a six grader at the Beaver Dam Grade School, John Harvey Chap- man, a senior at the Ohio County High School. Miss Sally Chapman, a Junior at Western Kentucky State Uni- versity, David Chapman, a Junior at Ohio County High School, Rebecca Chapman, who is in the eighth grade and Terry Chapman, the youngest grandchild is in the first grade at Owensboro. Hospital Admissions ROSINE Dumie Allen. FORDSVILLE Starli Ralph. DUNDEE Sally Thomas. LIVERMORE Cariol Rtdeout UTICA Shelta Bowlds. Mr. John Chapman, Rural Route, McHenry, celebrated his 91st birthday, Monday, May 16, by having all seven of their children sit at the dinner table with him and] Mrs. Chapman. The chil- / dren are, Mrs. Ruth Hart- / man and Miss Eva Chap- / man, Old Hickory, Tenn.,[ "Mrs. Bell Fulkerson, Mrs./ Mary Eskridge and Mr. Ev- rett Chapman, Beaver Dam, Judge Hermon Chapman, Mc Henry and Mr. Walter Chap- man, Owensboro. Mr. andMrs. Chapman ob- served their 63rd wedding anniversary last Christmas Day and have lived on the same farm all their mar- ried life. Last year when Mr. Chap- man celebrated his 90th birthday all his family was with him including ten grand- children, and five great- grandchildren. The grand- HARTFORD Mary Lou Baird, Earle Em- bry, Kristy Wright, Cassie Peach, Romney Duff, Jen- nifer Smith. MODERNIZE "The Difference Is Your present home, add rooms, re-roof, build r, age or other improvements. We'll advance lS The Ser2iee" ue money. We e have made hundreds of home owners out of .tern. ha.dl00 co00/l00/e Let us help YOU. i#S#?n#@ ard, J.C. Lindley. BEAVER DAM Margie Hunt, Frank Taylor, Linda Chinn, Dwight Wilson, E.W. Jackson, Nellie Witt, Mollie Jones, Sedley Har- reld, Birdie Hardin, Becky Burris, Brenda Willoughby. Births CROMWELL Susie Bell Goodman, John R. Wallace, Norene Stevens. ROCKPORT James Steven Paxton. CENTERTOWN Mary Coppage, Venie How- A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bowlds, Utica, Ky. A son to Mr. and Mrs. Mit- chell Hunt, Beaver Dam, Ky. A son to Mr. andMrs. James W. Howard, Centertown, Ky. Old Martin Tichenor HORSE BRANCH 0 County Federal Savings Henry Wallace, Debra Wat-Lurleen Burns Wallace, wife kins, Bertha Bates, Mary of Ala. Gov. George Aal- A Martin Tichenor Insurance Agency l[ Lee Allen, Tina Smith. lace: nd Loan Association , Ha.ford 298-3413 I McHENRY "If I am elected governor, there.would not he any change ord, Kentucky Phone 298-7091 I I Oscar Allen, Amanda Rowe. ifrom what we have now. ii00l II THE OHIO COUNn' T/MES Your Pklm Newspaper HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, MAY 19, 1966 5 Fordsville Notes Mrs. Lill Miss Dlanne Hobbs is ill at her home at this writ- ing. *** Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Smith and Donny were in Hardins- burg Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Staples and children of Louisville, Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Crow- der and childrenwere Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sanders and sons. Miss Marlene Smith spent last week with her grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs.,,Ellis Smith and Donny. Claude Horn was inducted in the army last week and is stationed In Fort Knox. Several local boys passed their physical and wlll be inducted in the near future. We miss you, Claude, and good luck. *** Sunday afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Hobbs were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pulliam, Mr. andMrs. Maxte Pulliam and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Maxie Boling, Bobby and Sherry, Terry Sanders and Kenny Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ben- ton and sons. Bobby Boling of East Chi-, cago spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maxle Boling. and Sherry. Mrs. Errmst ldge and Mar - McHenry Mrs. Hubert Hillard Mrs. Mary Parritt, Benton Harbor, Mich. spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Holland and Mr. andMrs. Herbert Parritt. Mrs. Harvey Hiliard,is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Royce Midklff and family, Lexington, Ky. Little Robin Leach spent ,sd:with  gawJ,- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joy Leach. Larry Wayne Leach, Whit- ing, Ind. spent the weekend with his father, Ira Leach. Oscar Hlllard, Whiting, Ind. visited with James Htl- lard and other relatives over the weekend. Vtckie Ross visited Linda Haicomb Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Phelps and family, St. Louis, Mo. have been recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Phelps md other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Mose- ley and Paul, Beaver Dam, Mr. and Mrs. Wtllard Mo- seley and Violet, Rockport, Ind. were visitors Sunday afternoon of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Mosele.y.. Mr. and Mrs.ThomasRed- dish, Central City, were late visitors Sunday afternoon of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Hil- lard. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Roach, Shelbyville, nave been recent guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thomas and Wllma and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Moseley and Ivan Hillard were in Morgantown Monday. i Larry W. **Leach and Rus- sell McDanlel had a car I wreck Saturday near Me Henry school. No one was! injured, both cars were dam- aged. *** Our sympathy goes to Mrs. Barbara Ball and the Vernie Alien.family!in the accldefltai death of little John Wayne Ball. Virgil and Jo y Leach spent Tuesday in Central City with Mr. and MrS. Del- bert Gray. Wllda Griffin and Dlan Leach have been recent guests of the Ray Black fami- ly, Beaver Dam. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Bul- lock, Llvermore and Mrs. Robert Givens and children and Mrs. Herman Givens and children, Rockport, Ky. were unday . afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Her- )ert Parritt. iao Smith garet Ann visited Mr. and Mrs. KennySmtth and Mar- lene Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Huff and son and Mrs. Clecy Huff were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hermon Huff. *** Mr. and Mrs. Bob Roach and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Roach and children. Mrs. Minnie Leach who has been a patient at the Ow- ensboro - Daviess County Hospital has returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lorene Wright and is doing well. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fu- qua, Donna and Jeffrey visit- edMiss Diane Hobbs Sunday afternoon. Debbie and Russ Edwin Hobbs spent Sunday with .their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller. *** Sunday guests of Mrs. Flossie Phillips were Mrs. Lorene Howard of Bowling Green, Mr. and Mrs. Ce- cil Phillips and Mrs. Reba LeMaster of Owensboro, Mrs. Evelyn Neel, and Mr. and Mrs. Drexel Phillips, *** Mr. and Mrs. Carlen Wal- trip and sons of Owensboro spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Horn and fami- ly_ late afternoon visitors wre Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Roach and children. Mark Hanna, visited Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Smith and Donny Sunda,y afternoon. W.Y..Wedding of DetrotL Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. Jamle Rolin of Lincoln Park Mich., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nabours last week. Also MIss De- nise Huff was a Friday night visitor. Mr. and Mrs. Perry New- co and children Qf Phil- pot spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Leach. Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Rhodes and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Graham Rhodes of Whites- ville. FTA Holds Last Meeting Of School Year Fun and frolic was the sub- Ject of the regularly month- ly meeting of the Ohio County High Future Teachers of America. Miss Treva Ever- ly led the group in games and songs. Beverley Leach, Janet Taylor, Charles McKlnney, George Chinn, Phyllis Wade, Lana McQueen were mem- bers of a panel which dis- cussed "How we can improve our" FTA Chapter next year?" The successfulness of Teacher Appreciation Week was discussed and many helpful comments were given. Mr. Harold Cox, adviser, urged senior members who )lanned to attend college to oin SNEA. This organiza- tion is a group of college students who plan to be teachers. 1965-66 officers, Suzanne Mason, Kathy Thtenes, Mt- cheline Holladay, John Lind-. ley, Gloria Myers, Mickey Smith, and Regina Jones, would like to thank each member and the OCHS Faculty for their wonderful help and co-operation. CLEAR THE ROAD BUDDYI I'M ON MY WAY TO THE. OHIO COUNTY TIMES TO ENTER MY SUB$CR IPTIONI i