The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas on June 1, 1947 · Page 16
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, 1D4T Local Business Man Defends Bill To Remove 160-Acre Limitation Df Ha ring thpt the 180-ar;re limitation on land to be Irrigated b.v the Valley G r a v i t y Canal now under discussion, and proposed by the U.S. Reclamation Bureau, will' hold back advancement ftKrlcullure, S. I,. Turner. Brownsville business man and grower, p o i n t e d mil t h a t In his opinion t h « project will do more h a r m (mm good. Turner maintained t h a t a grower who f a r m s only 100 acres can, ( l m i c d N( . not hope to advance m o d e r n j nomocracy methods in agriculture as well as one who farms a greater acreage. Applying the limitation l o In- dvisfrv," he said it would be as reasonable to tell the Ford Motor Company It can only produce ft 000 automobiles a n n u a l l y . tic .said that the limitation would s t i f l e a. young man's ambition on ·he f a r m , and that knowing he rould make good in Industry there u-ould be no inducement for mm to «.ett down on only 1BO acres. rawed For Veterans According to Turner, the rcr -^' a n o n I n w wn.n pnssrd In the I B m i s i n provide for C i v i l War veterans a n d to reclaim laud In I he western Mates not .suitable for f a r m - infi w i t h o u t Irrigation. Since Mini, t i m e however. Turner pointed out t h a t , f a r m o r s are equipped to f a r m n c r e a t o r a c r r a g f . T i c said that in i n n n «0 per cent of thn pop- u h . t i o n was mgngcd In a g r l c u l - t u r e Now the t o t a l Is only about '"o per mil. He f u r t h e r an Id that n h o u t o n e - h a l f of one per cent of the 20 per cent grows c i t r u s f r u l t ; percentage now is engaged In growing "food, each grower must c u l t i v a t e a lnr«er acreage than was necessary when 80 per cent was enraged' In agriculture. Since the project will be linanced by thn people's money, they are entitled to 'purchase food at HA low u price n.', possible. The price can be held lo'ver by those- engaged in f n r m - \nc larger acreagr.s than it can bv those on small f a r m s , he ex- l i m i t a t i o n is to help fche "small must Increase. He further Insisted man" is u n f o u n d e d , Turner said There Is enough demand for agricultural products from both small I n l a n d largo farms. A 160-acre tract ' cannot be considered n "unit 1 for lands In the Valley do not produce n-nimlly, Turner pointed twill would not lie J u s t l f l n b l c for M»OKO on poor q u a l i t y land to be l i m i t e d to die same acreage as those on richer land, Turner con- I t h e r la It according to Democracy to tell a man how much or how little he can own, he said. "Let economic law function as h. will do any way. Passing restrictive legislation will merely delay it.. In other words, if 160 acre is n proper farm unit, we will use it. If WR are able to produce food cheaper by f a r m i n g a InrgtM- acreage, the public is entitled to the savings," Turner said. ,. , ( T r Turner f u r t h e r charged that If our public o f f i c i a l s will stop chasing- over the country and stop trying to sol «n ob.solel.fi l i m i t on tho n u m b e r of acres wo can f a r m , and stay homo and help the small- f a r m e r organize n co-operative ] m a r k e t i n g system, they will come, nearer helping him. There. are,' many small farmers here who am not ' gc.ttlng the same price for t h e i r produce, and because they lire .small f a r m e r s they d i n t do i m y t h l n g a b o u t It. or do not know the c l i f f c r n n c o , " Tumor said. He contends that inasmuch - a s t h e number of farmers has cle- the that in this day of wider education, niBii urn capable of farming larger acreage and are not willing to sta,y on small farms where chances to progress are less. If 'the project is put' through, Turner said that lands now being cultivated would got first consideration for water any way, and the greater the acreage farmed In thn Valley, l,hn cheapen- thR rato for water would be. Also, he said that tho more land irrigated, the sooner the project would be paid for. All the projects could do at most would be to supplement. the present water supply, Turner said, "The money for the project would be furnished by the government, interest free, Therefore all of the people have an interest in the project and the consuming public is entitled -to some return for its money. The only return could be cheaper food. If the limit Is put on the acreage, there could bo no cheaper food produced as the small farmer cannot operate on as small a profit as the larger farmer," Turner said. ' T u r n e r f u r t h e r pointed o u t that t h f project needed here Is not to ··reclaim" land, but to provide an julrciuatp flow of w a t e r for irrlga- nun HP said irrigation systems a r e now functioning In the Valley and all that Is needed is to provide storage so that water for Irriga- t i o n will be available at times when the Rio Grande Is normally BI a low stage. Turner maintained that if the project Is completed, and those who own more t h a n 100 acres are forced to sell the o t h e r lands, or if new farms can- nn» br cultivated in excess of 100 t h r u the cost per ncro for will be IncreaHod foe- r i h r d e m n n d for w a t e r will be t h n n i f Mir f i r r r n g o wns u n rd to Iho.sr capable of funn- t r u c t s . Haps A r u i i m r n t Thr Jm'umrnl. t h a t the IflO-ncre 'ncre«. Poland Planning Bigger Exports WARSAW~(/h--The Economic Dally says Poland's Baltic pom expect to ship 11,000,000 tons of goods this year. That includes 8,000 000 tons of coal, 1,500,000 of cement, 2,500,000 of ore and aub- .stantlal quantities of cotton goods. Gdansk ( f o r m e r l y Dnir/lfi?) is sla- U-d lo become the chief coal shipping port. It Is to have a new coal b n f i l n capable of h a n d l i n g 10,000 tons d a l l y . COURT TO CONVENE Judge James S. Graham, of the 103rd District Court, will sound the docket for tho June term of the court in Willacy county at Bay- mondvlllc, Monday morning. The docket contains all civil cases and tho, term is expected to last the entire month. PRINTING BISHOP'S PRINT SHOP JOB IMllNTING NCR VICE Students Convicted POZNAN, Poland--(XP)--· The Poznan district court sentenced six students of the University of Poa- nan to two to ton years Imprisonment for "anti-state propaganda and fche possession of Jllre-avms, 11 Imports of . natural rubber to the United States dropped from more than one million long tons in }941 to about 60,000 in 1943. It is expected to climb to about 400,000 In 1047. Ends Coarse Miss Ida Cortinas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .T. C. Cortiiws, Brownsville, will be graduated from the Robert B. Green School of Nursing, San Antonio, June fi. Miss Cortina* wo« graduated from RrownnvlHii High School aijd will remain in San Antonio to work toward a B. S. Degree, · _j Stock Mart Rallies NEW YORK, May 31--W--The stock market, during fcho past short week, enjoyed one of its best rallies of the year and, on balance, hold a good net gain for the four sessions, · AH securities exchanges suspended Friday in observance of Memorial Day and remained closed Saturday. ' Through June, July, August and -September no Saturday session will be held. Land Sales Total Over Two Million More than $2,000,000 in real estate was exchanged In Cameron county during- the month of April, deeds recorded at the o f f i c e of County Clerk Herbert D. Scngo indicate. Bnsed on the amount of federal revenues stamps affixed to deeds filed at the office, $1,500,000 wns exchanged between buyers nnd sellers in real estate don-Is. The fed- era! low requires revenue stnmps in l;he a m o u n t of $1,10 for ench $1,000 .In cash paid on a real estate transaction. In arriving at the figure of more than $2,006,000, however, the fact that no stamps are required when a purchaser assumes not.es of the seller in purchasing the property was taken into account. The largest sales for one week recorded during the m o n t h , ' w a s $308,000, the week of April 7-12, while the largest day was April 14, when the stamp total showed the $113,800 worth of property had changed hands, The largest sin- pie sale during the month was one for $50,000, also on the 14th of the month, VISIT IMPORTS REPORTED Hugh T. Wood, deputy collector of U. S. Customs, Brownsville, announced that 27,208 pounds of fish were imported from Mexico during tho week. Of t h n t amount wns included, in n u m b e r of pounds, cntfish, 1,580; croaker, fi,fl22; reclfish, 8,015; sea trout, 0,218; gnspcrgou, IMO; fleeced buffalo', 335; buffalo not fleeced, 789. Added Nitrogen Adds To Shelled Pea Crop GENEVA, N. Y.--/P)--Extra doses of nitrogen, above the usual fertilizer treatment for pens, increased the yield of shelled pens from 300 to 700 pounds to the acre in tests at the New York Stnte Agricultural Experiment Station, "In these experiments, the recommended fertilizer treatment for peas for two different soils gave from ,750 to 1,000 pounds of shelled peas to the acre over the unfertilized plots," said Dr. M. T. Vittum, soils specialist. "By ndding GO pounds^ more of nitrogen in the form of ammonium sulfnte or cyan a m l d . an additional 700 pounds of .shelled pens were obtained on one soil, nnd 300 pounds more on the other. The source of the nitrogen made little difference. The extra nitrogen also improved the tenderness of the peas." Mayor By A Shutout KEEDYSVII..LE, Md.--W)~Charles K. Taylor was elected for another term' as mayor of Keedysvilie (pop. 404) and it was a landslide. All nine citizens who turned out ';o vote cast their ballots for Taylor. mnVN! ·RADIATORS* FOR A M , CA11S A- T l t l . C K S ha.riTR.sl S l o o U I n S m i t h Trxn* nKST Q U A U T V AT LOWEST C R I C K S TM V6~iio~~A^Rn rt In 1 o r« $',"-2.7^ C H K V K runs. U r u l l n l o r s $^S.7f( Nnw C I . K A N l N r , PIUCK. O N I - Y $!.)) huvo Y O U tlio WANT! EXCEL RADIATOR EXCHANGE 80T T.. 1 1 t h . St. ReH Cro«« Woolens Got Test In Germany BAD WILDUNGEN, Germany-(/p)--Nearly a quarter of a million clothing items produced by American Red Cross volunteers during the war helped occupation soldiers and displaced persons in Germany withstand the coldest winter in 50 years. The distribution to troops included 150,000 woolen helmets, 11,500 woolen gloves, 32,644 mufflers, 6,574 pullovers and 4,120 wristlets. The totals turned over to UNRRA for distribution to displaced per- In Germany End Austria 22,778 woolen helmets, 12,229 gloves, 800 mufflers, 6,500 pullovers ana 4,000 wristlets. The world's largest fleet of trucks is comprised of 30,000 that keep U. S. telephone Hncs in order. THI HOUSI of HIARIHQ KIllHIHIK OF HARLINGtN PERMANENT QFFICK 117 Vi \V. -TacVuon rhonn ffarl!«i*» TODAY more than ever before, property owner* need dependable insurance and the co-operation of a dependable agency. I HI (Iff. I Make»Oth«r Wall Tiles Obsolotel In*ta/Mt Today In Your K I T C H E N and BATH Bring. n«w llf« *nd old w.lli. Ea»y t» Won't crftck, chip or p««l. t lifetime W. c«n install it now --right ov»r pr«s«nt wnll«. r«,M.u«f-lc--« ^^^ M MONTHS to PAY To Choo*» from · N0 Mlwt ' """" / Without obligation ».oJ m« -^ . J.I.N, .ko»' "'"·'"'·''I' Pl«' llc T l l BROCKMAN Complete Hull cling Service Vhone Sll 425 W. Elizabeth STROMBERG CARLSON F. M. and SHORT WAVE CONSOLE RADIOS · 2 BAND FREQUENCY ; MODULATION CIRCUITS · FOREIGN SHORT WAVE · PUSH BUTTON BAND SWITCH · SELECTOR RAY TUNING · BASS AND TREBLE TONE · ACOUSTICAL LABYRINTH · WIRED FOR TELEVISION · 11 TO 16 TUBE MODELS · AUTOMATIC RECORD PLAYERS § · BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY CABINETS · $365 TO $595 PRICE RANGE Come in and compare Siromberg Carlson F-M reception with ANY radio at ANY uric*. STAR ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. Brownsville, Texas $2.95 and $3.95 VALUES WOMEN'S HANDBAGS! 2.00 W h a t A w o n d e r f u l o p p o r t u n i t y to jret those ba*s you h a v e been w a n t Plastics, Patents, and simu- " i R a t h e r in Black, Brown, Red and Green. m £ : lated Grey, S T R A W H A T S It's ritfht at the very start of the .season--But we're doing it just the same . . . Nationally k n o w n Panamas, Leghorns, Soft Straws and Bakus! $3,95 to $6,95 BLOUSES Tailored and dressy sty Irs, r.«i.vnns «nd shcfir cottons! You'll w a n t several of thf he. 2.95 PURE SILK $4,90 _ ^^ COHAMA 3.50 NATIONALLY KNOWN 20% SPECIAL LOT DRESS PANTS 5 A special lot Gabardines, tropic- als and worsted! We have n good run of siaes but t,hs quantity Is limited.. .hurry boforo thev nrc nil pone! yd MEN'S B5c VALUE UNDERSHIRTS Of fine combed yarn swiss ribbed weave! m SHANTUNG PANTS and Regular priced at $i?.7ft for cnch Rarmer.t.. Yes! they are v a L dyed and sanforised! Oool and durable. A value, you can't afford to miss! 65 set $2,95 to $4,95 VALUES SPORT F.very shirt bears Mir name of a n a t i o n a l l y known m a k e r ! Every shirt. IK well tailored . . and are nf Tmi cloth and sheer washable fabrics. 49c VALUE STRIPED TICK This is the 3(5" old-fashionod 8-oz. striped f e a t h r r ticking that has been the f a v o r i t e of housewives for years. c yd MEN'S $1,98 VALUE TENNIS Extra heavy canvass tops with a heavy, thick rubber sole! Regular priced at $1.98 A value you can't nford to miss! DOOR ·I flM wffF BHII^BI i^WW BOYS' KNIT BRIEFS Combed cotton briefs with an all elastic top! Pull cut for comfort and long wearing. A special purchase enables us to pass this bargain on to you, 3 Pr. For $ 1 WOVEN 30" woven ohambray in many diff e r e n t dress patterns .Tubfast anu s u n f a s t . » . . A value every women will appreciate. $1,19 and $1.29 FLORAL DRAPERY CRASH Beautiful floral prints in both larR-e and small designs, rose blue - green and tan, 36". A wonderful opportunity to refurbish your rooms. 50 C yd MEN'S KNIT Men, this is the chance you have been waiting for! Combed cotton briefs with all elastio tops! Full cut for comfort too! 3 Pr- For $ 1 $ 2 9 5 VALUE MEN'S HOUSE SLIPPERS 1.00 Top grade leather solos with spring heels. ..smooth felt uppers! This is a regular $2.fl5 value we arc passing on to you! 51 GAUGE All nylon from fcop to t o e . . . . Misty ' sheer, . .Full f a s h i o n e d . . . . New summer shades . . . A regular $1.45 value! You'll want to buy at least 3 pairs of these. YOUR FRIENDLY STORE BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS SPECIAL PURCHASE MEN'S DRESS SHIRTS 2.95 Finely tailored shirts of rich san- forized material! Cut to give a perfect, fit and the most In comfort! Figures of all kinds and in many colors! $2.95 VALUES 4-GORED SL The slips that really f i t ! Beauti- f u l l y tailored of lustrous satin and c r e p e s . . . in both ]ace and tailored styles! $2,95 to $4.95 EYELET EMBROIDERED FABRICS A summer favorite! Will moke u p beautifully into d a y t i m e dresses or blouses! 244 yd $1,95 and $2,50 VALUE BOY'S PAJAMAS Fast colors -- preshrunk broadcloth! Coat style, with or without lapels. The sizes are '« to H. 1.00

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