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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 15, 1949
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THURSDAY, ItKri'K M b fc n 19, NATION TODAY— BLTTHZVILLE TAME.T COURIER NEW! 1/.S. Government Faring Better This Year Than Last With Its Potato Price Support Program »y Ovid A. Martin (AiMtUltd Pres« Farm Writer) (For Jmmci Markm) WASHINGTON. Sept. 15, W>)-Uncle Sam is having a much easier time with «urplu» potatoes this year than last. Tli« reason i» that, there are lewer ot them and Hie grower price guarantee la lower. It cost the government about $225,000,000 -to cany out thii price promise on Hie 1948 crop. Agriculture Department officials believe the cost this year will be less than 450.000.000. Last year'* program, which -the* department only recently wound up, was costly because the crop was about 136,000,000 bushels more than consumers wanted. This was a record surplus, « -e is how the program operat- ore the IMS crop was planled the department announced a planting gonl in terms of acres to be planted. This goal was divided among individual growers. Fewer Acres Plan led The goal was the acreage which the department deemed necessary to produce the potatoes consumers were expected U> take. Officials figured that 11 production balanced with the need, there would be no surplus and prices would naturally work out at or above the price guarantee. Growers did not plant so many acres as the goal, but more potatoes way of telling, but department economists estimate the surplus would have pulled the price down to about 90 cents a bushel. Th 1M9 price support program Is d&signed to assure growers an average ol about $1.20 a bushel, about 45 cents Jess than last year. The surplus this year may not run over 30,000.000 bushels compared with 130.000.000 last yean About 350,000,00:1 bushels are used for food and other purposes. "were prodxiced on each acre had been counted on. than The surplus developed, and the government said In effect to the grower: 'If you can't get the equivatant of the pric< guarantee in the market TVB will buy your potatoes at that price.'.' The price guarantee averaged bout $1.65 a bushel, although It varied by grades and seasons. The government's offer had the effect of stabilizing the market price at near the gxn'ernment .support price, but some growers still had no market. They turned to the government. It bo%ght the excess potatoes at the promised price and diverted them 1 byproduct outlets, such as live...- J?K feed, alcohol, flour, etc. but it sot very little for them. Payments Average 56.000 Amounts sold by individual growers to the government ran all the way from a few bushels to thousands of bushels. In a few cases individual growers sold more than 450.000 worth to the government. But the average amount sold by each grower to the government was about 86,000 worth Money received from the government was not all profit. Out of it the grower had to pay production costs, just as did the farmer who jot equivalent amounts from consumer markets. How much would growers have received if there hart been no support program.? There is no absolute Mother Who Hid Son in Home is Put on Probation BOSTON, Sept. IS—</T)— Mrj.j Anna F. Sullivan, who kept her illegitimate son, Gerald, 14, hidden in her home most of the years he could remember, pleaded guilty In superior court yesterday to neglecting the boy and was placed on probation for a year. She had appealed .» tower court conviction. Gerald, who was discovered wandering the streets March 14 In tattered girl's raiment, his hair across his shoulders, was given Into custody of a charitable organlza- -lon in earlier court proceedings. In disposing of the case, Chief Justice John P. Higgins said the 45-yeav-old woman "used pooi judgment." « "I guess we all do at times," he added. "She has suffered enough from the widespread publicity to warrant being put on probation." Sombler Declares He Doesn't Have Political Ideas NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 15—(/Pi- New Yorker Prank Costello says he is not interested in New Orleans politics. He told tlie New Orleans Times Picayune that by telephone after Mayor Delesseps S. Morrison o! New Orleans said Co.stcllor was involved in "a vast network of rackets" which was seeking to regain power in key cities. In New Orleans, said the mayor. Costelior recently offered to pay half the campaign expenses, under certain circumstance.'!, to defeat tlie Morrison administration. Ivforrison is a candidate for re-election. Furthermore, the mayor in s written statement called for an investigation of Costcllo's activities. Costello, in the telephone interview, said he was not interested in who was mayor of New Orleans or governor of Louisiana. .The New Yorkers also denied that he had any Interest In Los Angeles and Chicago politics. Mor - : .sion's statement came shortly after Costello was accused by MXvor Fletcher Bowron of Los Angeles of attempting to regain political control In New Orleans, Los Angeles and Chicago, The aslrolobe, the mast ancient of all navigation instrument. 1 !, was used by Columbus. Unusual Gifts Distinctive Curtains See Them xt th« Linen & Curtain Shop 108 So. First Phnne 815 State Officers to Get Escapee in Kentucky State Policeman George Trwin and Tom Smalley, criminal investigator tor the Arkansas State Police, left Blytlieville Tuesday night (or Louisville, Ky., to return an escapee from the State Hospital for Nervous Diseiises in Little Rock. The escapee. Herman Horton, was captured in Louisville earlier this week. He escaped several weeks ago. New Vet Head Named At University of Mo. COLUMBIA. Mo.. Sept. 15. (A>>— The University of Missouri yesterday announced the appointment of Dr. Aaeon H. Groth as director of the school of veterinary medicine, effective today. Dr. Groth has been director of (he United States Department ot Agriculture's animal disease research laboratory at Auburn, Ala. He Is a graduate of Iowa State and Colorado A. & M. colleges and has taught In eacli of those schools and at Louisiana State University. Communism Termed Politico! Rocket by Ex-Party Member CHICAGO, Sept. 15. 6f) — Com-* munlsm was termed a, "political racket" yesterday by Elizabeth T. ientley, wartime courier for a red ipy ring In Washington. Miss Benttef. <!• who has become * Icaclier at Mudelein College, a Catholic women's school here, »aid ner concern over social Injustices led her to join the communist party In 1935. She was active In the party lor 10 years, she said, and became so disillusioned that in 1945 she went to the FBI and related her part in the spy ring-^obtalnlng secret Information from government workers and passing it on to Soviet agents. Miss Bentley testified at a congressional Investigation of eom- munist spy activities last ye«r. "I finally realized that communism is just, a political racket, like any other, only worse," she said. ''I got into communism because I always was one of those people who are upset over social injustice But (he communists don't do anything about, social Injustices- they just use them." Miss Denttey said she now believes that "acting like a good Christian is the answer to socin i"J"slice." • She was converted to the Catholic (alth last November. Miss Beutley is an h nor graduate of Vassar College and has a sociology master's degree from Co- lumbln University. Before her experiences in communism, site taught al the Poxcraft School, Middleburg Rail Strike Conceit Missouri Levee Work L1TTUS ROCK, Ark., Sept. 15- WV-"Indefinite posliwnement" of emergency levcc repair work IB Jefferson County due to the Mtss- ' Pacific railway strike was announced yesterday. The N. S. Engineers' district office in Little Hock said opening of bids for the emergency work— which was set for Rrlday, Sept. la- Mas been called off Indefinite!. The engineers' office said inability of contractors to obtain the necessary supplies to complete the work necessitated the postponement Ruling Affects Busses LITTLE ROCK, Sepl. 15. Iff") Attorney General Ike Murry yesterday advised West Memphis Mayor P. M. Dacus that the city has authority to require Interstate bus- i es to pick up an discharge passengers at established terminals. German Minister Named BONN. Germany, Sept. 15—</p,_ President Theodor Heuss formally nominated Dr. Konrad Adenauer yesterday as chancellor (prime minister) of the new West Germa Republic. 'lite President look the step alter informing chairman of the various political parties of his intention, as a gesture of courtesy. Adenauer, 73, is chairman of the nght-of-cenfer Christiona Democratic union. Parole is Revoked LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 15. l/Ti The parole of Herbert Holllnger, 28 convicted for robbery In Miller County In June. 1947, was revoked yesterday by Arkansas Parole Director W. P. Ball. Ball said Hollluger, paroled May 6, 1949, after serving part of hl.s three-year sentence, is being held in jail at New Boston. Tex., on charge of stealing a car In Texarkana. Missouri Woman Dies POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.. Sept. 15 M'I—Mrs. Ruby May Ervin, 40, Injured in a highway nccident Saturday, died at » hospital here yesterday. Sherman W. Ervin, her husband, said a tire blew out causing him to lose control of the car, which overturned. Ervin and four oti-.ers in the automobile escaped serious Injuries. The Ervlns formerly resided at Pollard. Ark. Negro Deaths Services for Martha Allen Lane, who died Sunday night at her home conducted at 10 ».m. Friday at the St. Paul Baptist Church In Blytheville by B«v. H. Boykhu. She was 49. Burial will be in Helming, - . Tenn. She is survived by her hus- here on Freeman Street, will be band, Rev. Robert Lane of Blythe- »111«, four brother! and two . Cutoa Funetml Home Is ID chart*. There are 3000 sweat pom ta the square Inch on the aole* ot th* feet. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best l*rire» Kirby Drug Store; Men,Women!01d? Get New Pep, Vim feel Years Younger Tho'usindJ c"M«Ja O-trer hij done. Co •W. f/\ JOT bwlT old rlr-- im^ini reefing oe wel lime pepping "P with >nie many DM4 M 49, :sUAf to« In Iron: »l»o "set imuainted-siit enl'J AOc. TIT Oilrti'Tanlc Tables ror pep. totiaiti reeling. Iblj vtrr day "At all drug store* everywhera—In JLyinrvnip At Klrbj &. Wnod!> Drmf ' Minnie Lee Jones Music Studio Now Open for Fall Classes IN PIANO REGISTER HOW Studio—807 Chickasawba Telephone 2994 You'll make such a gracious entrance Into fall... in these frankly feminine, young shoes by Red (Gold) Cross. You'll find they've a new poise, an easier elegance, a proud charm that's so definitely "this fall." And fit that is so definitely wonderful. Come in. Choose from our complete, new selection. ed Cross Shoes America 1 Family Shoe Store 812 W. Main Phont 2341 YOU CAN WIN $1,000 in BlythevilU's Annual National Cotton Picking Contest $1,000 First Prize Total Awards—$2,500 Special Prize's for Women Hurry and send in your entry blank for (he routes I 'will be held on Friday, October 1. Anyone is eligible; jusl enclose $10 with your entry blank and mail to National t.'olloij Picking Cnnifsl, Box 707, Blytlieville, Ark. But tlo U today! Sponsored by the Hlylhevillc Junior Chamtter of Commerce Clip Out and Send In Tlil» Entry Blank ENTRY BLANK National Cotton Picking ConUtt P. O. Box 707 BlythevilU, Ark. I hereby apply for permissiurt In rnter the IMh ANNUAL WOKI.D'S CHAMPIONSHIP COTTON PICKING COXTKST to be conducted at BlylheviUe, Arkansas, on October 7, 1949. I agree to >blde bj the rale* roverlng the Coniesi. St. or R.F.D City Dalt -.i^'i l L y .r"_i'.^i' 00 Must Accom P iln y T" 1 " Application) PICKARD'S GROCERY and MARKET mil Wesl C'hiukasawba Phone 2043 FOOD VALUES Prices Good Friday & Saturday / Fresh Dressed HENS Ib 49 C Swift's Premium CHUCK ROAST Ib 59 C Reelfoof " fioori Flavor PICNIC HAMS , 45 SMOKED JOWL Ib 29 Pure, fresh, bcsl quality Large, Juicy LARD 8ffi,T" FRANKS ^39° Swift Premium llriskef. 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