Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 16, 1974 · Page 11
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Inesday. October 16, 1974 QHE WORLD'S BIGGEST WAR ON LIVESTOCK DISEASE WAS U.S. PROGRAM TO WIPE OUT BRUCELLOSIS. - HIS AILMtflT, ALSO V {OWN AS BANG'S _ SEME, CAN CAUSE UNDUUANT PEVEft IN MUiyAANS,»JPlRST EFFECTIVE VACCINE WAS |DISCOVEREDlNi93O,, _ .FEDERAL AMD STATE 'WORKERS BEGAN EXTENSIVE ERADICATION EFFORT IN NAID-1950'S... TESTING SOME 3 MILLION "HERDS/IMPOSING QUARANTINES, AND VACCINATING CALVES... MOW, INCIDENCE OF THIS DISEASE IN CATTLE HAS BEEN CUT;fWnA 11% AND IS EXPECTED TO BE , TOTALLY WIPED OUT By THE END OF DECADE ! "' SDA weighs effect >f milk cost increase WASHINGTON (AP) - The ord administration reportedly weighing the potential politi- effect of a proposed hefty ficrease in the fami price of lilk if it is announced'before lie Nov. 5 elections. [if the proposed increase is pproved and passed along illy, consumers are likely to ,ay about two cents per quart hore for milk. And that could ean trouble for Re'jepublican didates among city voters. According to qualified lources, no decision has been _ade to delay the milk price inouncement. But the sources, vithin the Agriculture Depart- nent and within the dairy in- iustry, say the political question has been discussed. Meantime, there is growing bipartisan pressure for a milk price boost quickly to head off vhat some •se&as disaster for [fered. Declining milk prices _jid rising costs have caused a profit crunch since last spring. The sources asked not to be Identified. One said he thought JSDA might announce approv- l of the increase within about Jtwo weeks since it might help •Republican candidates in some (dairy areas. But another suggested, "a lot [more people drink milk than [produce it," and that final de- Itermination will include views ("closer to the White House" I than those in USDA. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. I Biitz announced the proposal ] Sept. 17. It would set. a inin- jimum floor price for Class I I milk—the kind sold for drink- I ing—in each of the nation's 61 (federal milk marketing order I areas. A hearing was held near I Chicago last week. The plan seeks an increase I only for Class I fluid milk, which accounts for about half of the milk sold annually by I fanners. Milk sold to make butter, cheese and other manufactured products would not be af- i fected. Currently, minimum prices for Class I milk are adjusted in each marketing order area through a formula which uses a monthly price average of manufacturing-grade milk sold in Minnesota and Wisconsin. That is called the "M-W series" by USDA and the trade. There is a two month lag in using the M-W formula for setting Class I minimum prices in the order areas. Last May when the March M-W price of $8.15 per 100 pounds was used, the average minimum paid farmers nationally for CJass I milk soared to a record $10.25 per hundredweight. But milk prices plummeted soon after. The August M-W average was $6.39 per 100 pounds. It was used to compuete Class I minimums for October, an average of about $8.37 per 100 pounds. The proposal under consideration would suspend use of the fluctuating MAV monthly average and use a flat rate of up to $7.50 per 100 pounds in setting Class I prices. By comparison, if the full $7.50 floor price was in effect now the average minimum for Class I milk nationally would be about $9.48 per hundredweight, up 1.11 from what it is or an increase of about one cent per pint. The National Farmers Union says Butz already has decided to approve the Class I milk price-increase. But the NFU says his method will exclude many farmers, particularly^ those in the big milk states of the upper Midwest. The bulk of milk produced in that area, NFU says, goes into manufactured products and thus would not be covered by the Class I increase. The most equitable plan would be to raise the government's basic price support for all milk, the organization says. A resolution calling for Butz to do just that was introduced recently in the Senate. Under law, Butz is required to set the basic price support for manu- iturine-grad.e^mift^ajt be- BenWanffld percent of parity. Last spring Butz set the support at the minimum 80 per cent for the milk marketing year which began April 1. It was fixed at $6.57 per 100 pounds of manufacturing-grade milk. But because farm expenses have climbed, so has the parity price—a statistical figure designed to reflect increased production ccosts—and the $6.57 support now is only about 74 per cent of parity. the Senate resolution was introduced by Sen. George Aiken, R-Vt., and was supported'by at least a dozen others, including Democrats and Republicans primarily from southern and midwestern states. However, the Senate resolution—which does not have the effect of law—calls on Butz simply to reset the basic support at the minimum 80 per cent level. That would mean an increase from the current rate of $6.57 per 100 pounds of manufacturing milk to $7.10 per hundredweight. If the full 90 per cent level was ordered, as some have advocated, the basic support would climb to about $7.95 per 100 pounds. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The first Olympiad in 776 B C is said to have consisted merely of a 200-yard foot race near the small city of Olympia but the games gained in scope and became demonstrations of national pride, The World Almanac notes. Winners received laurel, wild olive and palm wreaths and were accorded many special privileges. Under the Roman emperors, the games deteriorated into professional carnivals and circuses. INEWSPAPEK ENTERPRISE ASSN.) 286 complete flriver re-education course The first year's operation of a driver re-education program in Mempstead County has resulted in 286 participants completing course requirements, Judy Arnold Executive Director of the Red River Regional Council on Alcoholism, announced today. The re-education program director Ruth Clements of the council, said the 12 classes of four three-hour sessions were completed with a recidivism rate of under five per cent. Held each Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Red River Vocational School tfl ttoi*ej;:th«'ioufs€ t according Id Mrs. Clements, Is part of a community effort to improve traffic safety through rehabilitation of the dfunkeft driver. tfl ofdef to redeive his driver's license after 45 days from sentencing date» rather than 90 days, the student can attend the follow!^ classes: (1) the drlnking-driver problem (2) alcohol and driving skill (3) problem drinking and (4) personal action. ! feel a person convicted o! a tt is one way to Identity an eafly problem drinker,*' said Mrs. Clements, "and educate them about the affects of alcohol abuse and teach them to drink responsibly." According to Mrs, Clements, the classes, are unique because they are taught by group process rather than by lecture. "Our method of teaching vies the community volunteers, Vigl Moers, Ed Hartsfield and me belter opportunity to know the student and help him decide on alternatives about drinking alid driving." Mrs. Moers attends court each Tuesday to famtllaHie students with the coarse requirements and procedures, and along with Hartsfield, serves as group facilitators. Judge John Wilson, of Hope, a program advocate, said, "1 believe that it is a very wof* thwhlle program and it should continue. Every effort should be made to upgrade and expand the program." The Driver's Re-Education Program is beginning Its second year and the program's success can be attributed to the positive community response, it has received to the jast and which wlfl be equally needed 1ft the future. ^ Any citi*h having questions or wanting to volunteer for the program's operation may call Mrs. Clements at the Regional Alcohol Information Center, 214-V93-S431, or Mrs. Vtgi Mores at 5ul*777-ft388. -Obey ail traffic laws. Page Eleven sum CRUISE IN A MODEL A GY, MS3& (Aff) Some peep* «toM erujseoft an ocean fiftef fof Brttt hwey- moofts. 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