MOOT)AY, SEPTEMBER 19,T94f BLTTHEVTLL1 '(JUUC.7 CUUKJHI KEWg farm Price Support Program Faces Prospect of Severe Test Because of Big Corn Surplus (Editor's Not*: Thii is the third and Ust of > series of article* on government lajrm price lupport operations.} By WilHam Ferri. CHICAGO, Sept. 1». (*)—A serious crack In the government's effort* to hold up larm producli may come this autumn, with predicted bumper eropi, aonie trade sources believe. They say Uie crack will develop in corn, and may spread to other commodities, Dune iireel rturchaiet, BMi-re- n«nc Iwuw »•* pwrehue atrac- •eaU, the AcrieiUnre Depart- •Knt to trrlnr to Maintain price* •• fezeo* •( CMUuditlM farmer* »r»w an* peopl* eat, lt'« a pr«- tnm withMt parallel In the oa- titn'i htaUrr. Until this year, the government's farm support program has not had much influence on prices. Prices he free market were so high the nt, did not have to sup- them, except on a relatively few item* such a* potatoes. This year it's different. The price support program has the approval of both political parties. Its proponents argue that, If prices were no*, supported, the agriculture community would -be thrown into a depression. And that, they say, would be bad for everyone, because farmers then could not buy' the manufactured goods city people make. Depression would spread throughout the country. Must Move Commodities . Before the year ; is out, the department wiV> have collected very large stores of grains, cotton, dairy products, eggs and, among other thiugs, possibly meat. These will be stored in farm bins, grain elevators, cold storage warehouses and caves. A problem will exist in how to get rid of these commodities. Even so. not a.11 farmers are going to get the support price the department has pledged to maintain. Some grain farmers already aren't Betting it. 'Take corn, for example. The nation will produce the second largest crop in history this year, following upon the record crop of last year. There are enormous supplies left from last year's crop. Taken together, the old and new crops make a supply that, in the words of grain alysU, is "staggering." •rn prices are supported, ma inly Crtough loans. In order to obtain a loan,-the farmer must put his grain in proper storage. Farm bins are filled with last year's corn. The Agriculture Department Is hurriedly building Its own bins throughout the corn belt. In them, it will place 1948 corn, tak ing.it out of farmers 1 bills. But it won't store any 1949 corn. . : The department Is urging farmers to build their own bins. It's loaning money for such construction. All types of bins «re going up throughout the Mid-West. But there still won't be enough storage space to house ill the corn. Ai a malt, farmera will wit Mine of-their corn for what it will bring In the market place. In comparison with recent years, H non't bring much. Com for faturt delivery is selling an the Chleag* Board »f Trade aronnd 41 eenla uider the estimated loan raU at Chicljo. New crop corn already has been bought for shipment to Chicago later this year. The price netted the farmer around 90 cents a bushel. The national average government support price will be around . Two years ago farmers got for corn. ,., i '*,,.P° S5ible ." »no grain exper said, that this corn crop situation will knock the country's entire angle, meat represnts tt from the consumer angle. Thus far, the department has not had to support meat prices in this post-war world. They've been high enough. But this autumn, in order to support the price of live hogs the department may have U> buy dressed pork. The nation had a fairly large pig crop lasl spring—considerably higher than a year earlier. These Pigs will come to market as hogs this autumn and winter. The department must, by congressiona law, support their prices at 80 percent of parity. Obviously, the department can' buy hogs. There's no place to keep them, so, it will have tt buy dressed pork in order to see that the meat packers pay sufficiently high prices _ for hogs. That, of course, will keep up the price of meat.- Competing with Housewives Laments from housewives are likely to be large. Its hard for the housewife to sec any direct connection between government supports on grains and what she buys. She doesn't buy wheat at a grocery store. But almost anyone can see hat a government buying pork is competing directly with the housewife buying ' pork. What are the v-ays out of this dilemma? One sug- [estion is that offered by Agricul- ure.Secretary Brammn. It's known ts the Brannan plan. Simply, the Brannan plan would et prices of most foods seek their own level in the market place, elim- nating government supports. At the .ame time it would guarantee the farmer a "fair price" on crops—a .rice even higher than now. This apparent contradiction of high producer prices and low consumer prices would be made up by a subsidy to fanners, called "pro- UN Plans to Air Balkan Situation I MUM Seem Certain To Steal the Show When Session* Start LAKE SUCCESS, Sept. 1»—<;p>— If there is any one issue that may steal the show at the forthcoming session of the United Nations assembly it is likely to be the Balkan situation. That Is the focal Point oi the llvllest conflict current In the cold war. Just as the 1947 session was dominated by the' Palastlne crisis and the 1948 meeting by the Berlin blockade crisis, the session opening at Flushing Meadows tomorrow may be overshadowed Balkan crisis. by the growing p.ric* structure lower." If corn represents the ment's headache from the produi auction payments." This money would come from the federal treasury. II Ihe price the farmer got in the market on a farm item was $10, and tlie department calculated ihe "fair price" on this item was sis, the department would pay the tanner »5. The Brannan plan is a hat political Issue. To the objection that it would cost tun much money, Brannan has replied that it would cost no more than the present support program. Actually, no one knows how much the present program will cost. Revenue Deportment Crocks Down on Buying Out-of-State Cigarettes LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 19—M>j— The Arkansas Revenue Department has started to crack down Arkansas smokers who buy their cigarettes from out-of-state firms. O. T. Ward, department attorney, announced yesterday that lawsuits have been filed In Lee County Circuit Court charging two persons with importing tax-free cigarettes. Ward said O. O. Humphries of Marianna, had been accused of bringing in 500 packages of smokes and T. E. Barrow of Brickeys got 100 packs from out of' state shipping Tlie Balkan problems have been before various UH. bodies In one way or another since the first meetings in London in 194S. They are intensified now by conflict between the Communists and the Vaticar and between the Comlnform and the nationalist Communism of Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito. The place the Balkan problen will occupy in assembly debate depends partly upon what propsals if any. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky has in his brie case. Moscow radio has hinted Russia n>ay mpke formal charges tha Yugoslavia is threatening war 01 Albania. Yugoslav officials hav challenged Russia to bring sucl charges. This would open the wa' for a full airing of the fight be tween Tito and the Comintorm. Various phases of the Baikal problem already are on the assem bly's agenda. Regardless of whether any Balkan Issues are laid before Ih assembly, there is sure to be bitte fighting over treatment of enure: leaders i n Communist-dominate' countries and over continued com munlst aid to Greek guerrilla forces These questions already are be fore the assembly. The question Hungarian and Bulgarian trials churchmen has been broadened, a the request of Austria, to inchid human rights violations in Rom ania. The' recent conflict betwee the Czechoslovak government the Vatican almost certainly bs brought into the debate. Secretary of State Dean Acheso already has Indicated the Unite States is ready to have the assembl go ahead with whatever action sees fit against violation of hums rights in Hungary, Bulgaria an Romania. He said efforts to sto the violations by invoking peac machinery had failed. The assembly also will have be fore it a report of tlie U. N. Spec ial Committee on the Balkans (U SCOB) charging Albania, Bulgari and Romania continued giving ac live aid to Greek guerrilla, force, in spite of repealed U.N. warning that such assistance threalene peace. The expected presence of Vish insky as head of tlie Soviet dele guiion was seen as a sign th Russians are prepared for a majc battle. Greece and Yugoslavia—th only two Balkan countries in the U.N.—also will be represented \ff. top diplomats. PAGE TOKEB Pitching Horseshoes B* BILLY SOU At the risk of barking up the rang treason, I'd like to put a tile reverte English on an old aying and get it into the record vat man is dog's best Iricnd. And you'll hang around for a few aragraphs, I think I can prove my olnt. . , . Some weeks back, the Associated 'ress reported the rescue ot two boy s .and a dog who had lost their 'ay in I he Appalachian Mountains n Virginia. The AP, however, didn't »ther telling how the trio happened to gel lost,.and what happened when it did. As I got It over the long distance ihone, Blackle Caruthm, 12, his hum Lennte, 11, and a happy- aced mutt named Brownie set ut one morning; on a mounlain- Itmblng expedition) The arried ropes, metal-tipped staves boys and cul-down picks—standard Al- >lne equipment familiar to all newsreel goers. After nphllling and down-dole- ng all morning, the kids took inie out to munch their cucumber ;andwiches and open a can of dog *ood for Brownie. Then they got :oing again and, a few hours later as dusk began throwing Its wcll- niblicized shadows, thev achclved tlu-u- first objective—getting tost The terrain at this point was plenty tricky and .as the explorers were picking their way down the al- told hi* father what had happened. " I don't under stand," uld Mr Caruthers. "After the landslide, why didn't you keep goin« and try to reach some place where you could phone us? You must have known we'd be crazy with worry." "At first we were going lo," said Blackie, "but Lennle and I talked it over and decided we'd belter stick where we were, We were afraid we might not be able to find Brownie's ledge again, and even if we could we knew we would need help to get him down, and we weren't sure enough people would go up into the hills for just a dog. we figured that If we waited a searching party would come looking for us and Brownie would be rescued, loo." "You ought (o know we'd never leave Brownie," sa id Blackie's mo- Iher. The kid grinned. "Even so," he said, "we rtlcin't want Brownie to thl.nk we'd gone off and deserted him. ..." With which the prosecution rests ils case. I'm not quibbling with Ihe cliche about dog being man's best friend, but I submit Hint tin- above evidence Indicates that the bowser has no better friend than his biped buddy, particularly if the DON? MISS most perpendicular walls of a ravine, one of them stepped on a loose stone. The stone gave wa, and. before you could holier "Davcy i Crockett," the kids were tumbling from up lo down in a cascade of rock and loose dirt. This story, of course, figures to end right here, but by the stroke of luck which usually protects adventurous spirits and llght-wciglit. bodies, the mountain climbers i wound up at Ihe bottom of the sully with only a few scratches and bruises. However, Ihcre was neither hide, nor hair nor yelp of Brownie anywhere in evidence, and frantically the boys began lo dis for him in tlie rubble. The purp allowed this to go on for several minutes, watching curiously from a jutting ledge some two hundred feet above the ground, and then, tiring of the game, he began to bark. The boys, of course, could have left Brownie o n the ledge and tried fo find their way home, but such a thought never occurred to them. After - a council of war and woe, they settled down to wait out the night, huiuiu'iig near the cliff and calling encouragement to the pooch from time to time. Meanwhile, searching parties were keeping the woods alive with shouts and torchlight, and when morning came helicopters and the National Guard joined the hunt. Later that afternoon,, an aviator spotted the trio, signaled the location to the ground rescuers, and a lew m'uiules later the relieved'par- ents were embracing their boys and iodining their cuts. The dog was brought to the ground by means of a net on long ropes. Next day, after Blnckie had slept once and a half around the clock, later is 12 or under. And what's more, feed me, house iy me, bathe me—take me out for ... i a constitutional three times a day— and f'd be man's best friend, loo. (Copyright,'1949, by Billy Rose} (Distributed by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Federal Power Agency Approves Pipeline Plans WASHINGTON, Sept. IB. (fl'j — The Federal Fewer Commission has authorized the Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co.. Shrevcirort. La., to build a S7.618.500 pipeline In Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The company will build 163 miles of 20-inuh line between Harrison Cot: ty, Tex., and Columbia County. Ark., and rolunibiu County and Pcrla, Ark. Additional domestic, commercial and Industrial consumers in Central Arkansas will be supplied natural Bas service when construction Is completed. IHXtt lltMtfr*** Wonderful'. It's so easy lo get youngsters to take Syrup of Black-Draught for it has a pleasant sweet spicy taste! And it's wonderful how mild and prompt Syrup of Black-Draught usually acts lo relieve occasional constipation. Syrup of Black- Draught taken as directed Is a fine laxative for children. It'a pure It's made by a manufacturer of tiualily preparations for four generations. Next time, buy Syrup of Black- Draught. Just say to your druggist— Eyrup of Black-Draught. due per pack. He figures the total cost about $12,500. A state law provides a $25 fine- tor each package of tax-tree cigarettes received in Arkansas. Plane Passengers Fifty-seven per cent of the Americans riding commercial air lines ate between the ages of 26 and 45, 27 per cent over 45, and 16 per cent The attorney said the state will seek to collect $25 for each package THE EDDIE HILL SHOW TUNE IN WMPS 12 NOON-12:15 Monday through Friday Brought lo You by INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER HOME FREEZERS REFRIGERATORS 9/2 SOUTH 2SPSH You'll see the Biggest and Best Northeast Arkansas Fair Ever Presented See the Famous HELL DRIVERS Featuring Lucky Lott and His Chilling, Spilling THRILL SHOW Tuesday & Wednesday 8 P.M. -—- TROTTING & PACING RACES BEGINNING FRIDAY MANY BIG GRANDSTAND ACTS TRICK SKATING BAR ACTS A Full Week of the Finest Entertainment You'll Ever See —AT THE Walker Park Fairgrounds Free Parking on Missouri St. Gate Adm. 20c & 30c, tax incl.
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