The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 11, 1947
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1947 BLYTHEV1LI.K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Surplus Spuds May Be Bought Government Willing To Sell Them for Only One Cent Per Bushel WASHINGTON, June 11. (UP) — An Apiculture Department, official .said yesterday the government, js willing and anxious to sell surplus ipialoc.s at a cent a bushel if that IsWie only alternative lo dumping them. And, he said, he probably could arrange for delivery within a half- hmir. Tlic testimony \\-as given before the House Food Investigating committee by s. R. Smith, chief of the Department's Fruit and Vegetable branch. The committee Is socking ways of preventing potato surpluses such as that which cost the government 580,000,000 In 194P. It also wants to find out who is responsible for the "destruction of surplus potatoes by pouring ke'.'c- si'ne on them and burning them. Committee Chairman Augus 1 .. H Andrcsen, R., Minn, asked Smitl about an offer yesterday by H?p W. R. poage, ri., Tex., to sell surplus potatoes for $5 a carload. An- tlrcspn wanted to know if this Is department policy. Smith said it is the Department's policy to sell surplus potatoes at the highest possible price. If all other outlets fail, lie said, H tries to sen Ihe potatoes for commercial purposes such as industrial alcohol. "The market for potatoes for industrial purposes is so low right now." he said, "that w e would be' willing to sell surplus potatoes for $5 a carload at country shipping points. That is in lien of dmnpinK them, you understand-" , / Smith said there are Son h'rshc-!.' JW potatoes to a carload, which would bring the sale price to one r **t a bushel. He said the buyer r"s alt sniping costs. Andrcsen askpd If such potatoes arc now available. ' .- 30-Mlnutc Delivery "Yes," Smith replied. "We a:'e Mrs. Robin Takes a Ride—All Day '' Tliis expectant mother robin, apparently iinmuno to dizziness built her nest nlop the revolving shaft o[ an airplane ride in a South Bern], Iml., amusement park. She goes 'round and 'round all day Ions and half the night. Not even the lights or the noise seem to bother tier. still in the business, unfortnna'.cl.v iiiul if you have iumc orders, 1 think s\c can get them filled (or you within 30 minutes." Smith also tc.slificd that: 1. He is primarily responsibly lor ordering the destruction of surp'.'i 1 ! potatoes when they spoil or no outlets can be found. lie snid hi-, decisions are subject to review by Hi? Commodity Credit Corp. 2. He recommended the;:- tion of several thousand bushels cu surplus potatoes-in the Richmond. Vn., area last Fall because there was no other way to' d'is]!!!.s c of lho;n. 3. While the eovcrnnieiil expects Give Your Car A Jil'Yi jsyJ Apea ranee THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL A Complete •• Paint Job on Any Make or Model Passenger Car Bring Your Car in Today LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. 305 E. Main CMC TRUCKS Phone 519 OLDSMOHILE potato price supports to lie fur Ic-M of a problem this year, it piirchnso:t about 150.000 biislicls through M»y 24 at n cost, of 5185,000. 4. Efforts to dispose of Insl year's big potato surplus were liaiidlcn|j- pod hy an initial luck of Interest on the part of the Army an ( | needy countries. By the time they became interested, transportation *.it a problem and some potatoes already had spoiled. 5. Tlic government last year paid North Carolina and Southern Vli- ginia farmers for producing; no.- 000.000 pounds of potatoes which were never dug. The eovernnvn f. dun up sample rows to determine the grade and value of the potatoes in order to make payments. Charles n. Hcxsvcn, U.. PAG* Nun Little Rockians Pledge Aid to VA Hospital LITTLE KOOK, Aik., Juno 11. (U.I'.)—A group of Llltlo ;K<-ck Ill/ens .stood pledged today lo develop an Arkansas Mcillcul Center In the cnpilnl city. They ot'nanl/cd tiere yoMciday soon after aiL-hltcctnrnl work \v»s lopi>ed on Ihe $8,COO,003 Veterans Hospital, an part of the center, and us :he University Hoard of Trustees postpone 1 until June 23 a decision 0:1 loe-.iticn of the new University Hos>piiul und Medical School. Sam 1). 81 muss" was iiaiiKd chairman of the 25-incmber nun mittce; Dr. Ellcry Oay was elected vkc-clvihmati; and Dr. Gilbert O. Demi was r-lccled sccroi.v.-y. The committee approve.1 a hit Ion nuking that the Veteran: Administration be Kiven thu part of MacAithnr Park U hud requested and which it hud described as the only .suitable location in Little nock. A slmilir resolution had boon pawed earlier In the any by the board of' diri'Cto.'s of the Little Rod: chamber of • C(in incrce. In other development,-; In Un fast-breaking medical center pic lure: _ Chilli-man W. 11. Seller of the Chamber of Commerce board received a wire on behalf <if Cien. Paul n. Hawlcy, fiend of tlic V fi medical services, ordering SIISIKMI- sion of all architcclm-il work on the hospital; nnd a decision by the university boanl of truslees ta postpone imlll June 21 a decision on the location of the m.'dlcal school and hospital Mrlke which luid paralyzed tin- ihat s;ni-e the ir.lcratlon contended it had null mil; l.o do with con- I'liuro French rail system w-rc duslidi by |i,c report Ijiul tin feu- nation Imd refused Itimmdier's re- 'Hnmadler conferred with leaders of tlip fe,lcratlon this morning, Ho »'a s understood to have told them tinual Ion ol the strike, lie suw no reason why it should not usk Jitrikcir. lo no lini'k to woik. Al thf Bnnie Illiir the K'lv nt faced a pnsslhllKy th;it lliu [•'run™ would walk off their jote today. Workers in one large Pai'ls power |>|!inl struck jcsicrday. NOTICE OF AI>MI\|STKATION Notice is hereby given that letters of administration were granted to the undersigned njioii the estate ol Albert E.- Bennett on the 24th day of May 1847 by the Probate Court for the umcuasawba District of Mississippi County Arkansas. All persons having claims against said estate arc required to cxhlbl them, properly authenticated ' U the imderijiiuicd for allowance within six moiithe from the date ... .... ..... "I the first public-alien of this iiu- rriliclzcd the fact that surplus nn-|"cs or they shalj b= barred forever 'atoes were destroyed instead "f be- ' ing made available to low-income groups. But Smith replied that this could not be done without undercutting the very markcl the government is trying He said that-of 180 cars of potatoes purchased by the government in Alabama this spring. 11B ca: 1 .-; went to the school !'.;)ich program, one and one hair cars went fa livestock feed :\nd 00. cars, loln!- hifr s about. 30,COfl .bushels, were dumped^ "Hn said these potnlocs cost the government abont$1.35 per hundred/pounds. The logiiiBciryvwas'B'ffen- to the world by bees, \vhich. produced it •)- cross-fertilizing raspberries and blackberries. Club 61 Dlylhcvlllc. Arkansas Ilighway Gl Nonh Dine and Dance Couples and Parties Only Open 6 Nights Weekly. Owned By W. A. (Red) Bfckcrstoff and Clcorpc Pjrd For Reservations Telephone 844 ft* R£AL MttCVRY StRVICt ALWAYS Still & Young Motor Co. Lincoln-Mercury Dealer IMionc 3479 Illylheville Avk. .112 Wnlnnl St. and precluded from any benefit 1 in such estate. Tlic definite address of the undersigned admln- istratix is Route 3, Blythevlllc. Arhr lisas. Dated Ihid 27th day of May 1M7 Willie L. iBennett Administratrix • Reed and Roy, attorneys. 5|28-J6|4-U French Rail Workers' Strike Ties Up Traffic PARIS, June 11. (UT)—The Federation of Railroad men was reported lo have rejected a request by-Premier ;Paul Jtamadier tc*iy, that H ask 500,00 striking railroad workers to BO back lo their Jobs. Hopes for any immediate end of elect rlcnl The United States contains two widows for ever widower, eoveni- tliroii|;houl' mcnf figures sho'*'. British G*U Annual output of »ol4 «*;th« Ilrltlsh Empire iwroully .Ic'cbout . »'0,OC0033, itioi>t of It comli^ from tlic Dominion of Cantd« acd Bouth Africa Here's the room cooler you've wailed for. It's light, compact, efficient and beautifully designed. May be used in any room in Ilie house or in Ihe office. Low firs! cosl and inexpensive lo operale. Simply plug in and turn on the switch. 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