The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 15, 1953
Page 7
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THUKSDAY, JAW. IB, 1999 Brannan Cites Need Of Big Foreign. Market By QVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON l» — Secretary Brannan, .hi his final report as head of the Agriculture Department, sa(d today fanners face restrictions on production unless they can keep big foreign markets built up by World War II. "American agriculture," he said, "la tooled up to export at the highest rate In our history." After expanding to record pro- -J«j. portions during and after World ' / War II, exports of many farm products started declining in 1952. Foreign trade restrictions, a shortage of dollars abroad, and a reduction In U. s. economic aid to foreign countries contributed to this decline. Brnniun said American production of tobacco, wheat, cotton, lard . dried and fresh fruits can be maintained at present levels only if exports ranging from 25 to 50 per f ~rorluction of these commodities can be achieved. "The alternative to maintaining the present level of exports," he said, "would appear to be the re- Instltutlon of production allotments and a general cutback alt along the, line with all of the inevitable and unpleasant consequences which such action would have for the American economy as a whole." Brannan said many foreign countries, historically among America's mosl^important markets for faun products, have built up "an increasingly complex web of controls on Imports and exchange." These actions, he said, are making it difficult to find markets for surplus farm products. Praised Supports In his report to the President the secretary Drained farm price.- support programs developed under Democratic administrations. He .said, nevertheless, these pro- gram, havo "grave" weaknesses In that they provide no satisfactory method for supporting producer prices of nonstorable and perishable com modi lies, such as meats, dally and poultry products frutts and vegetables. • Present surjporis are largely limited to such products as grains, cotton, tobacco, and peanuts, which can bo-stored. . A satisfactory method, Brannan said, would be one which would 'make perishables available to consumers at prevailing market prices, would benefit producers by working more directly for their interest, and would benefit the nation by permitting lull consumption of perishables In large-production years." Brannan did not mention it but Ihis definition fitted a proposal he advanced in 1949 land which became known as the "Brannan Plan." It wns rejected by Congress. The Incoming Elsenhower administration Is committed to development of price support programs for perishables. Read Courier News Classified Ads. (ARK.)' COURIER Generals Who Became President PAGE SEVEN - ,. . .... —.,.' IM fust militaiy career mon to become president was Zachory Toy or. In the Army 40 years, fie fouqhl in lour wars cmd became a popular hero in the Mexican var by defeating Santa Anna in February, 1847 Alter a split in (tit; Democratic Party, the Whigs with Taylor easily won the 1849 election. During (m adminislrolion the West began to expand. TJie GoM Rush was on and men were heading Westward to make their fortune The big question was --- should California wild its increasing population be orjmilied as a free or slave state? ByRayEllisondEdKudiaty Toiler advised Colifoinio | 0 foim a constitution ond apply for admission to Ihc Union. In thii way he hoped to dispose of the problem of slo»crv in the territories. In August, 1849, lie on- nounccd—"The people of trie Noilh nave no apprehension of the further CMcnsitm of slavery." Whot he might rra«e ac<omplishcd os president is a question, for n lilltc more Ihon a ycor following his inauguration he died Franklin Pierce was a non^M,, „ 0 general in the Mexican War, and was considered a washout os president. Because of hi, handsome appearance " w . 853, he was refused nomination by the Democ.a s foar years later. Poor appoint- n'attanJindccisiono SlranccSight Flowing from a grotto near La Vlrturt, Honduras, the "fountain of blood" is one of the world's strangest sights. The liquid has the appearance cf real blood and even coagulates. Idaho's Learning There are nine institutions of Higher learning (four colleges and universities, two teachers 1 colleges, and tiirec Junior colleges) In the slate of Idaho. Extended Range Originally found only in the open country of the west, the coyote has extended i ts ranee ., s , nr east as Ohio and north into Alaska. Airfield runways and laxl strips softened" by jet fuel spillage can be pro ected with a coating of new plastlclzed synthetic rubber and l«r. blend. Starts Tomorrow at 9 a.m.! ENSATIONAL HER VALUE! Nationally Wringer Washer With all Exclusive General Electric Features. 2 DOUBLE RINSE TUBS 24 BOXES OF SOAPPOWDER ALL FOR ONLY LIBERAL TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE FOR YOUR OLD WASHING MACHINE! 24 MONTHS TO PAY Terms as Low as $1.50 Month We Deliver Immediately-You Make FSrsi Paymenl in 30 Days! lllllils»»«»^^%MM&W'USS-,MW^^^^ - • ' 410 W. Main klf SERVICE STORES Phone 2492

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