The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1949 Page: 7 of 10
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THE RUSK CHEROKBEAN THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1949
(NmEST FARM MHETS
Higher prices for some products
contrasted with declining values
on others at southwest farm mar-
kets during the past the II.
S. Department of Agriculture's
Production and Marketing Ad-
All grains scored upturns for
the week. No. 1 ordinary wheat
sold 4y2 cents up at $2.23 per bush-
el in bulk carlots at Texas com-
mon points. Yellow corn advanc-
ed 3 to 5 cents and white 1 to 2.
Oats gained 1 to V/2 cents and
barley 2 to 5. No. 2 yellow milo
sold a nickel higher at $2.07 to
$2.12 per hundred pounds.
Rice harvesting was well under
way last week in Louisiana and
Texas but just getting started in
Arkansas. Zenith rough rice sold
steady at round $7 a barrel, dry
weight. Feed prices followed ir-
regular trends, with some higher
and some lower. Alfalfa hay held
firm, and prairie hay steady. Pea-
nuts weakened slightly.
Cotton closed Monday 75 cents-
to $2.50 a bale lower. Dallas paid
29.80 cents a pound for middling
15-16, Houston 30, New Orleans
30.35, and Little Rock 30.30.
Wholsale dressed beef and pork
sold steady to $1 or more higher
than a week ago at eastern mar-
kets, and lamb and mutton mod-
erately to sharply higher.
More livestock of all kinds ar-
rived at midwest markets Monday
than a week earlier, and more of
all except hogs came in at south-
This week's opening cattle pric-
es were mainly uuchanged to a
little higher than a week before,
but some stockers and feeders sold
somewhat lower. Stocker yearlings
ranged largely from $17 to $20 at
Texas and Oklahoma markets Mon-
Hog prices were unchanged
from $17 to $20 at Texas and Okla-
homa markets Monday.
Hog prices were unchanged
from last Monday at San Antonio,
50 cents to $1 higher at Fort
Worth, and 50 to 75 cents lower
at Oklahoma City. Top butchers
brought $20 at San (Antonio and
$21 at Fort Worth, and Oklahoma
Sheep and lambs gained mostly
50 cents to $1.50 for the week.
Spring lambs sold up to $23 at
Oklahoma City Monday. Medium
and good grades turned at $20 to
$22.50 at Fort Worth and $20.50
to $21 at San Antonio. Goats ad-
vanced 10 to 50 cents at San An-
tonio. Medium shorn nannies and
weathers made $7.15 to $7.50.
Wool and mohair sales decreas-
ed in the southwest this week, but
Texas and territory wools held
firm in Boston, where mohair
moved slowly. ,
Most fruit and vegetable prices
continued to decline during the
week. However, some summer
products strengthened as ship-
ments decreased. Selling lower
than a week ago were lettuce, to-
matoes, cabbage, watermelons,
and sweet potatoes.
Fryers and "broilers sold about
a penny a pound lower in the
southwest, including the commer-
cial producing areas of northwest
Arkansas and South Texas. Prices
of hens advanced a cent or two,
as receipts dorpped off and de-
mand improved with cooler weath-
er. Only a few turkeys moved, as
most dressing plants have not
opened for the season. Egg prices
were well maintained, with top
COTTON MARKET REVIEW
Spot cotton markets were mod-
erately active in Oklahoma and
Texas last week with inquiries
larger than the previous week,
but actual sales were smaller, ac-
cording to the U. S. Department
of Agriculture's Production and
Cotton picking made good pro-
gress with the Rio Grande Valley
of Texas reporting more than a
half million bales ginned. So far
this season, Texas ginnings have
averaged slightly less than Mid-
dling in grade and 1-1-32 staple
length. During the same period
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last year, ginnings averaged
slightly higher in grade but lower
Lubbock reported hail again
with more than 18,000 acres de-
stroyed in the last two weeks.
From Monday through Friday,
Middling 1-16 inch cotton went
down $1.75 per bale at Dallas and
75 cents at Houston, but went up
50 cents per bale at Galveston.
Last year on the corresponding
Friday, cotton was $1.50 to $2.75
per bale higher.
Dallas lowered its basis last
week 30 points while Houston and
Galveston were unchanged.
Short interest continued to have
difficulty in filling commitments
In the first half of August, -ex-
ports were reported to be less
than one-half as large as' in the
corresponding period last year.
Southwest farmers were with-
holding a substantial volume of
cotton from the market, but as
yet have placed little under gov-
Cotton Pays Off
S. O. Sales, of the Atoy com-
munity, defoliated twenty acres
of cotton the first of last week
with a chemical for this purpose.
The foliage was so heavy that boll
rot had started. Mr. Sales said the
defoliation material took the
leaves off the cotton in three days
after it was applied. By removing
the leaves the bolls were exposed
to the sunshine which caused
them to open immediately. Sales
noticed that boll rot stopped im-
mediately when the leaves drop-
Sales believes that he saved
half the production on this crop
by removing the leaves at the time
the cotton matured. He estimated
that the twenty acres will produce
twenty bales of cotton.
The county agent recommended
that all bottom cotton, and upland
where the leaves are heavy, be
defoliated to improve the grade
as well as the stage. The cost of de-
foliation is about $1.80 per acre.
He says that he did not have any
damage by insects in nis cotton
and that all bolls are perfectly
There is no little enemy—Frank-
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F. M. Stovall reported to the
County Agent that two dustings
on his cotton with 3-5-40 cotton
dust, containing BHC, DDT, and
Sulphur, has controlled insects
on 15 acers of cotton. Mr. Stovall
stated that the first picking pro-
duced three fourths bale per acre
and that indications are he will
get better than one-third bale ;:t
the last picking.
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Main, Frank L. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1949, newspaper, September 1, 1949; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth341698/m1/7/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.