The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1949 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 7, 1949
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THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Farmers in W/ieot Belt Expect Another Record Yield and Feel Sure of at Least $2 per Bushel By Al KANSAS CITY. April 7. MV-They're making up llic spring books |J) >ce again on what some call the biggest g<uuble of all—the wheat crori And this year there's less hedging on the harvest talk than there lists been In a long time. Maybe It's because they've grown used to billion bushel wheat crops In these parts. There's no doubt about it—the*wheat fanners are out for another. If H happens it'll be the sixth In a row. The fields In tlie southwest are greening up now. At this time, there's generally a lot ot double- talk. Not so this year. The men, who arc gambling against weather, rust, the Hessian fly and what have you, already are talking of the coining harvest in June and July in plowing adjectives. All-Out Production Effort The farmers have gone all out in, the bread grain sweepstakes. Spurred by that one last chance to cash in on the full 90 per cent of parity support viricc or a figure close to S2.00 a bushel, they've sown every bit of acreage they could Into wheat. A. W. Eriefcson, Minneapolis, Minn., private crop expert, says it looks like they've made a good bet He calls wheat prospects in southwest Kansas "very good" He generally Is considered one of the mosl reliable men in the business or £J/heat predicting. Behind his amily ^ftls Is an inspection trip through Western Kansns. He reports wheat conditions in Southwest Kansas are beter than 100 per cent of normal. The late spring his helped the situation, a.s he sees it It has retarded wheat at a time when rapid growth might have weakened it should a late spring freeze show up. There are plenty of others to agree with htm. Take oJhn Williams, secretary of the Barton County, Kan., Production Marketing Association. In his area around Great Benci, In the heart of the bvead basket, he reports "most of the wheat looks very good" Last year's spring and winter crop amounted to 1,288.000.- OOo bushels. The all-time wheat murK was in 1047. Tile total then was 1.364,919,000 bushels. The winter wheat record that year was 1,068,000.000 bushels. Rush to Avoid Aikcn Act This year's winter yield may n<;t equal the 184? mark. But there's a mighty lot of wheat planted {fertile winter wheat states of Kansas. Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Nebraska where the four-year average has been more than 800,000,- OOo bushels. The heavy planting is due mainly HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Boyle Witnesses Transformation And Reaps Little Bonus of Gladness NEW By llnl Boyle YORK. IAP)—It Is Bonic- to the fanner's effort to score one last monetary cinch before the Alken act becomes effective In 1950. That means the farmer Is going to ,ake more risk than he Is now. Most of the farmers under the present i>lnn borrowed, on their wheat at around $2.00 a bushel. Now they can default April 30 If they want to. How much winter kill there has been to wheat is still con trovers! nl. Some say It will run pretty high at some points, particularly In cen- Iral Kansas. But even there, those W'TO are supposed to know say there's soing to be a lot of wheat in the bins before it's over. For winter losses have been largely counter-balanced by increased seeding last fall. The glowing' wheat reports hold out as far south as the Texas panhandle. Texas has 1.630.000 acres sown in wheat. That is the most in its history. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated the harvest, at 64,855.000 bushels. thing to see a girl of 19 turn Into young lady In ten minutes. Only one thing can cause that —a sudden realization on her part that there Is more to life Ihnn she has known. I had a small part In such a drama the other day. Frances and I helped a neighbor Kirl over one of those emotional hurdles by which people grow up. H was something to remember. And for us the experience held a little bonus of gladness, merely because we were there In a strange experience of terror and beauty to the girl—and shared It with her. I was waiting on the sidewalk in flight Over North Pole Shows Kow Times Change In Less Than 50 Years FAIRBANKS, Alaska. April 7. IjTI —Forty yenr.s ago it took Adm. Robert E Peary 38 days to go 473 miles and plant the American flag on the North Pole. Yesterday the B-29 superfortress crew ot the "Polar Queen" flew the 1.&20 miles from Eielson Air Force rinse near here to the pole in seven ilours and 40 minutes. There, on top of the world, at 12:14 a.m. (EST. a flag billowed out and floated dorfji on the frozen ice cap. It had been presented to the Air Porce by the Circumnavigators Club of New York City for the anniversary occasion. Peary reached the poie April 6, 1909. Cap!. Earl T. Dunphy of Crowley La., headed the 13 crewmen aboard Air force officials here said the Hag-dropping trip was routine. Such flifhts have been made regularly the last two years. midtown when the cab rolled up with Frances and our neighlxir. Neither reached for her purse to pay the hnckle—what woman docs when a man's handy to carry out hts chief privilege?—so I forked over the cash, The cabby winked at the irl. and got a blank look back. We walked together Into the big building—two^adles rtnd a watchdog. The girl put her hand In mine and gave me n small smile of confidence. She had led a sheltered life. If she suspected the ordeal ahead, she gave no si As quickly ns possible we moved by elevator to the fifth floor. We rnme Into a long room full of strange furniture and men In strange cloaks. Clmicls of Doubt Appear A sudden cloud of doubt sailed across the girl's face. My heart sank n little, too, for I wasn't sure ust what lay ahead either. Tlie vhole mission might have been bandoned right then except for In a chnlr, and one of the strange men was coming at her with a sharp Instrument. The girl looked tensely ahead of her—and saw her own tense face staring back from a mlr ror. Nina, our godchild, at the ripe old age of 19 months, w«s about .o get her first department store Haircut. As the scissors snipped off n bright Wonde lock her face wrinkled anc she let out a cry—the Immemorin feminine wall over loss. Immediately a small boy, freshlj cllppered, ran over. "She probably thinks It's a bug crawling up the back of her neck and going to bite her," he suit gravely. Nina looked down at him. Tlie tears stopped at once, mid she gave him the smile with which Cleopatra Imprisoned Mark Anthony. "Most of the crybabies here are Ijoys—not girls," said the barber "Mister Robert." For some the In the early days of the telephone, the instruments were often leased in pairs, permitting two stations to talk to each other but no one else. Frances. Women always have the courage hi an emergency. "Don't be afraid." said Frances. Come on. The way you two look •ou'd think somebody was going to >e murdered." Well. I felt murder was a possi- Jlllly—II nnylhlng happened to tlvnl Sir). The next moment she was seated men who cut baby girls' hnlr only have one name, too, just Ilki those who operate in Die penthouse prices salons. Vounoler BoaiU a nit "Aw. I've hnci my hair cut miin Ji lltne." bOBsted the boy. We blew up a balloon for Nim and tlmt captivated her. The wor went swlftly-snlp. snlp-nnd th blonde treasure gave the floor solrlcn glitter. Nina wept only once more. Tim was when Mlslcr Robert held he face tightly while he carefully snip ped her bangs. "Don't cry," pleaded the bov "I Just tickles." Nina gave him her sunbeam smile again. Tho ordeal was over She looked at Mister Robert's labors In the glass and found them good She laughed. She flirted with boy and mirror. She swaggered like a toreador when we took her to the toy floor She first settled on a fuizy stuffed kitten, then, womanlike, switched to n velvety bunny. China's Civil War To Be Resumed, led Radio Asserts NANKING, April 7. (n't — The Communist rudlo tonight laid the iroundwork for immediate rosutnp- lon of China's long mid bloody cli'll wnr. In a broadcast heard In Sluing- ial, the radio charged the govern- nent with using the long truce to build up its armed might. The only course open to the Rods Is to cross the Yaunde, wipe out the Kuii'.lntniiR bandit army and capture alive every war criminal," the radto'sald. It did not say whether the Reds would move before the expiration of thtlr ultimatum to the government to surrender by Tui'.vluy. The broadcast charged 1.000.000 inon had been ndded to the scattered Nationalist Army of 3.500,000. Earlier acling President LI Tsung- Jcn irixirloclly rejected the Ht'd ultimatum In Us present form. If he is unable to wimble conctvwIoM.s, the wnr may be on again. and Nina waved me goodbye like czarina dismissing an old lackey. That night she tossed out pinky, her faithful elephant, and went to sleep JiiiKKlni! her new nibblt. In one day Nina hud won a boy': heart, had her first haircut and abandoned an old toy. She would never be so young ugnln. And neither would her KorUnlhei 1 . •it she was seated I put the girls back Into a cab. Now She Shops "Cash and Carry' Without Painful*ch/ When dtwrdtr of kldnrr function ptrmll l>otwmou* m*tt«r to remain In your blood,: I*C Palm, lou of P«P and *n«r«y, g vtUnc up l\U,hti,_«w«Ulrijr,, puffintji under Ik* tjt*. , . « and dUtlneu. Fr*qutnt or«c*nty with vn&rtiTiK and burning •omt- uiati fhowg tier* It *orarthtnc Ton* with your kldneyi or l>l*dder. pon'twaill A*k jour dnvcCst for Dvmn'm TMUi, • ilirauUnt dtureUf, uixl ftuccevifully br million* for over 60 y*»™. 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