Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 9, 1974 · Page 5
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Wednesday, October <a, HOPE (ARK.) STAB Dairy farmers ask better price for milk CHICAGO (AP) - Dairy farmers say skyrocketing costs for everything from baling wire to feed will drive them out of business unless they get a better price for milk, and the housewife could end up paying for it as early as next month. Farmers and their representatives presented the message Tuesday at a hearing on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to guarantee a floor price of $7.60 per 100 pounds of fluid milk. The floor would mean an increase of 1.7 cents a quart over September prices to farmers, and previous pricing patterns suggest it would probably be passed on to consumers. Witnesses at the hearing, which continues today, said that many dairy farmers are now failing to turn a profit because general inflation has been aggravated for them by lower milk prices earlier in the year arid by higher prices for feed, the latter caused by early spring rains, a summer drought and an early freeze. The proposed price floor would be a temporary measure until March 1, when ipfices are traditionally near their annual peak. The earliest the proposed price floor could become effective would be Nov. 1. Last March, farmers received a minimum of (8.15 per hundredweight, but by July the price fell to a 1974 low of $6.29. The price has risen somewhat since then. Agriculture and industry officials tried to respond to anticipated consumer concern by telling newsmen milk prices are expected to rise steadily between now and March anyway. Herbert R. Forest, director of the USDA's dairy division in Washington, said minimum prices could be well above the proposed-$7.50 minimum guarantee by March. He said the proposed floor's purpose is primarily to assure farmers of the a guaranteed level until normal seasonal conditions work the price upward. Public lobs; some would hove to be idle a year to qualify f . ..;•/'" ' • :' ; . • Pagcfrlve , v •-'-*«-. w, J .rf^v»/v*rt i ;v-YWK£'^rf"»va»»|' '^-.f- Jones says Bumpers Big|^i<^| ' * ».' i' ij* "****» ^ ""c* .... a» ?M 1 »?Ts». i ..Ji/Si Id thS PBA'S WASHINGTON (AP) ~ Some workers apparently would have to be unemployed for ayeaf to qualify for the new public jobs proposed by President tford. Ford recommended Tuesday that u Cbngress create .a new Community Improvement Cofps to provide public .service jobs when unemployment exceeds 6 per cent nationally. But the President specified that to be eligible for a public service job, an individual first would have to exhaust all unemployment benefits. The President also recommended an extra 13 weeks of special unemployment insurance benefits for those who have used up their credits and 26 weeks of benefits.for those not now covered by a regular unemployment insurance program. . <v •' "•••>,•}>!",' •">•"» The proposal indicates that some workers would have to go without work for up to 12 months before they can apply for public jobs because the hew unemployment insurance will extend maximum benefits up to 52 weeks for experienced work-, ers. i .'' . in general* 'the combined state and federal programs how provide jobless benefits up to 39 weeks, ranging from $50 to $109 weekly. The public jobs that Ford proposed would pay no lessv than $80 a week and no more/ than $134.80 a week, assuming they were for a 40-hour week. Under the Ford plan, state and local governments would receive up to $2.2 billion to pay for the creation of 374,000 pub- tic service jobs for such projects as conservation, community beautification, and the improvement cand expansion of health, education and recreation Services. , " The money would be in addition to $1 billion already distributed, which the adminis- tration estimates will provide 170,000 jobs this winter. The nation's unemployment i'rate climbed to 5.8 per cent of the work force In September 'with an estimated 5.3 million 'Americans out of work, the Labor Department reported last week. According to Ford's proposal, the federal government would provide $500 million to pay for 83,000 more jobs if the unemployment rate reaches, for three consecutive months* an average of 6 per cent; another $750 million for 125,000 jobs If it reaches 6.5 per cent; and an additional $1 billion for 166,000 jobs at 7 per cent. The program would go into effecl automatically in local labor markets with high unemployment even if the national average remained below 6 per cent. Grants for jobs would be triggered when local rates exceeded 6.5 per cent. Sato Peace Prize selection criticized : (. Hatfield has 'mixed feelings' By GENE KRAMER Associated Press Writer Some Japanese political leaders have criticized former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato's receipt of a share of the 1974 Nobel Peace Prize. They contend he didn't deserve it because of his role in keeping U.S. military forces in Japan. The selection of Sato and Sean MacBride of Ireland as cowinners of the award was announced Tuesday in Oslo, Norway. Citations said the selections were for Sato's efforts to limit nuclear weapons and stabilize conditions in Asia and MacBride's many years of work to protect human rights. The Nobel Committee of the Norwegian parliament said the two would share the $124,000 award equally. Both men are expected to be in Oslo Dec. 10 to accept it. n,jyiacBride's efforts, for human rights-and Eisaku Sato's work for limitation of nuclear weapons and for international conciliation contributed each in its own way to securing peace," the committee said. "Their efforts have come in areas that in our time are central to the work for peace." Director Tim Greve of the Nobel Institute said about 50 candidates had been nominated for the 1974 prize. Candidates' names are never officially revealed. It was the first time that a Japanese or an Irishman won the Peace Prize, although five Japanese and two Irishmen have received Nobel prizes in other categories. The award is named for the late Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite, who donated the prize fund. The average American eats >,1,500 pounds of food each year. JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., greeted President Ford's anti- inflationary program Tuesday night with "mixed feelings." .. Hatfield was asked about the President's program during a question -and - answer session after he spoke at Arkansas State University's Lecture-Concert Series. Commenting on Ford's proposed 5 per cent income tax surcharge for 1975 on corporations and many individuals, Hatfield said he thought mid- die-income Americans had been squeezed financially so tightly that they had become oppressed. Hatfield suggested that he did. not agree with the surcharge, but he did not say he opposed it. Ford also proposed Tuesday an investment tax credit that, in effect, would offset the corporate tax surcharge. Hatfield •said he thought this was a good proposal "if it is given with preference, .to. U * r ->5 -V • • :--.' .r7 . would locate in small rural areas." Too much industry has been locating in metropolitan areas, Hatfield said, and the rural areas have not been benefiting from it. Hatfield said the government should reduce spending "and we can." He suggested that over-all belt-tightening by the government would work if each agency and each state would not approach the cutback with the idea that that agency or state is immune from a cutback. Hatfield, known for his efforts to abolish the military draft, suggested that some of the cutback could be in the military by, perhaps, reducing the number of overseas military personnel. He said there is too heavy of a ratio of admirals and generals to enlisted men at' this point compared with ratio during World War II. "I do believe in military defense, but you have to have di,»• defense!/" That's the key—diversification," Hatfield said. Hatfield said too much em- • phasis has been placed on military and political strength in the world and not enough emphasis on short-and long-range attempts to share world resources. , Hatfield indicated that when Americans talk in terms of national security, they almost al- r ways think of military defense. RUSSELLVlLLfe, Afk, (AP*) — Johri Harris Jones, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, said Tuesday night that Gov. Date Bumpers was "another big time spender*' whose record identifies Bumpers "as a proponent of aceeletated gov* ernment spending. "With a federal debt of $4?S billion, the American public cannot afford Dale Bumpers," Jones said, Jones will oppose Bumpers, the Democratic senatorial nominee, in the Nov. 5 general election. "We cannot expect his (Bumpers') attitude toward your tax money to change if he goes to Washington," Jones said. Jones, a Pine Bluff bank president and lawyer, also contended that Bumpers was a proponent of "concentration of bureaucratic power." This and accelerated 'spending have brought economic and social crises to America, Jones said. During the past fiscal year, Jones said, the Slate of Arkansas spent $1,035,000,000 "an increase of $459 million over expenditures of five years ago and four tunes the amount spent in 1961." Jones said Bumpers supported regional government and federal action to require states to enact plans for land use control. Jones also criticized the governor's support of the state Public Building Authority. "The governor's sponsorship of the Public Building Authority was a deliberate evasion of the state constitutional requirement of voter approval of state bond issues," Jones said, apparently lute has upoft thi pSd totnffobtic tabs ftlie use a! cetftJion upe« ttie Dinner Special MAN'S FAVORITE MF:Al I' Thorf4oy SfHKIAL * *\*B29 Visit-the. Colonel COLONEL SANDERS' RECPE frtal "tt'sjinger HIGHWAY » NORTH Boy's C.P.O. Jackets 44 11 Reg.'12" We have just received these pile lined plaid jackets, A must for every wardrobe, Size S-M-L Boy's V-Neck Sweaters 3 00 Sweaters that look great with casual wear or coat and tie. Sleeveless Acrylic V-Neck Sweaters in assorted solid colors. Sizes S-M-L-XL. 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