The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 3, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 3, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIEB NEWS PAGE THRKE Anderson Oilers Farm Proposal Compromise Sought To Break Deadlock In 81st Congress WASHINGTON, Aug. 3. !lf> — Senator Anderson (D-NM) yesterday proposed a compromise farm bill lo break tlie congressional deadlock over fnrm legislation. One section ol Hie Anderson proposal would allow Secretary of Agriculture Brtuman to try out his "production payments" plan on oranges, grapefruit. ->'-:)!es, vegetables and similar farm products classed as "non-storable perishables." The other two sections of the Anderson compromise—being considered at closed sessions of a Sen$le Agriculture Subcommittee — would: ~ 1. Put Into operation a "flexible price-support" program ol from 75 to 90 pel cent of parity for so- called basic crops. These Include corn, U'heat, cotton, tobacco, rice and peanuts. This is a modification of the Aiken law ivhi"'- provides for 00 to 00 per cent of parity. The Aiken law Ls due to go into effect next January. <A parity price Is one intended to give a farm product the same relative purchase po\ver it liad in a past favorable period.) 2 Allow a similar flexible support program for meats, butter., wool, oats, vye and similar "non-basic" but storable commodities, if effective control programs are approved by the secretary ol agriculture. Immediate reaction to the Anderson proposals were mixed. Senator Aiken <R-VO, ranking OOP member of the group trying to draft a bipartisan bill, said "this needs pretty careful screen- Ini-." He sponsored the farm law due to go Into effect next year Brazzaville Cathedral Displays African Art BRAZZAVILLE, French Equate rial Africa <AP>—One of the bold eat experiments in amalgamating ^African ar ( into Christian churchy V*ntt Jiturt>y is at present being car ried out in Brazzaville. Pr. R. be comte s^ld the new Brazzaville ca thedral now under construction would contain ne\v features direct!; drawn from African art. The tom-tom \vhlch for thousan of yesrs has served the Bantus as means of communication and dance instrument will enter th cathedral a.s a sacred instrumen and rhythm the chants and pray ers. Railings of the tribune an choir %viH be made in \vro\\ght iro by an old blacksmith of the M'Bel tribe. The interior decoration will aia be carried out in special form un known In modern times and whic can only be found in old Assyria temples Huge panels will represei scenes of the Bible In pieces of cer amic. Tile design of these Biblical scenes \vill be exclusively African, Judg* to Tak» Water Pittolt from Legion PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3—<n— American Legion convention visitor* niny have lo lay that water pistol down during the organization's 1948 national session. Municipal Judg« Vincent A. Carroll, director of the American Legion convention to be held here Aug. 29 to Sept. 3, urged the city council to ban [he use of water pistols and other prank-playing toys. "The water pistol situation can become very acute," Carroll wrote the council, in proposing passage of an ordinance banning sale of these and other novelty devices. Council look the request under a d- vhcment. HOME WAS NEVER LIKE THIS-So you think you're hot. Think of a family of Eskimos in Chicago's 95-degrec heat. The Angaboogoks, from Wales, Alaska, swelter in the Eskimo Village at Chicago's Riverside Park and wistfully think of tlieir Arctic home. A big (an, cool drinks and ice cream don't help much. The family is en route lo the Illinois Slate Fair nt Springfield and will return home in September. Congress Appropriates $5,000,000 For Repair Work on White House WASHINGTON, Aug. 3. (AP) — The WUite House is ^oing 10 be ! •enovutetl instead ol replaced. ! Senator McKellar (D-Teim),} chairman ol an official commussion ; on the project, made the annoiuiec- i ment following a session in the | White House yesterday. | Congress has appropriated So,- j 403,000 to no the work. In one report lo congress. President Truman conceded that it night be cheaper to icouilci than to try to repair the ancient .structure on PfimLsyivanLP. Avenue, However, he .said thai the American people i \vou!d like to preserve the present ! building iti.sottiv us [jussible for sentimental ai:d historic reasons. The comnm.sion decided to re- iain ti'e mansion in its pre.sent form rather than build an entirely new structure as had been aclvo- oaiefl by some congressmen and others. The commLs-bion, which McKellar heads sis chairman of the Senate Appropriations Commillee, Ls the final authority in the controversy. The reconstruction will involve the residential part of the White Mouse, rhu Truman family is now living in Blair House, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the old state department building. The executive offices in the west wing htivc not been disturbed. It has 1:ten estimated that the remodeling work wiJl require la momhs or more. The residential part of the present structure has been declared unsafe by building engineers. Tasmonians Hunt Mysterious Animal SYDNEY (AP)—The Loch NC.V Monster—or something—is terrorizing the iuniinaginstive folks o: Mountain River, on the fringe o Tasmania's "Unknown Corner,' which L l the uninhabited extreme south-west of Australia's island State. Except for a posse of 20 mci scouring the hills, Mountain Rive: people keep Indoors at night be se ot a "phantom" anhvml \\hicl muko.s no tracks yet neighs like : low-throated horse. Dogs turn and run. Experiencec bu>hman Jack pates no doubt dii likew'se when the creature jumpei up five fee t ahead of him. He suit "It had a big head and a broa whit** chest." Place where It ha bedded down, showed that It wa bigger ti>sm a dog but smaller thn n One theory: the creature a Tasmania!! "tiger" (thylacimis cynoccphalus).—thought by mast to be extinct. The tiger was. or Ls, a carnivorous marsupial like a zebra-striped dog. i. . ...... -i .ummm. . t. |J .« t\ J APING—Every time a photographer came near Eric, a cnmcra-shy 5-month-old gorilla, he would go into a tantrum. So Pancho, his 3-year-old buddy, decided to ape the cameraman and do the job himself. And Eric, held by Phillip Carrol, obligingly poses for the older ape in New York. The little felloxv's the youngest gorilla ever lo arrive in the U S. Weighing a mere seven pounds, the French Equatorial African native will grow into a 700-pound jjiatit. Thief Gets 30 Shoes; All for the Right Foot . 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