The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1940 · Page 7
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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 8, 1940 Acres Under Glass Are Being Sold .CLEVELAND, O. <UP>—Below- ireexing temperatures have ended Lhe growing season and field work has stopped for most American farmers, but in the nation's "greenhouse capital" a $5,000,000 harvest is well started. . The crop, mostly tomatoes, cucumbers,'leaf lettuce and radishes, is under glass .shelter covering- 250 acres, the ' largest area in the United States devoted to hothouse raising of vegetables. '. Marketing, of the. fall crop, the year's second, has begun. The five-year-old industry will provide out-of-season vegetables fhLs year for consumers from the Eastern seaboard, the Roekie.s and .south to Florida. Yields of greenhouse - grown plants are by comparison greater than 'from vegetables grown out of door.s. Profits, however, are less because expenses are considerable. An atmosphere resembling the tropici must be -maintained within the greenhouses. A temperature of 70 degrees is kept at all times during all seasons and a 90-degree humidity is necessary to produce luxuriant growth desired. Water Bills Are Large As a result, the heating plants are comparable in size to those of large factories. For each acre under glass 650 tons of coal will be biu-ned a year and 38,000 gallons of water used weekly for "rain." The water bill of the industry approximates $100,000 yearly. Glass invested in greenhouses by the Cleveland growers is said to total $7,000,000, a cost of $28.000 per acre. About $150.000 additional is spent annually for fertilizer. Keep Bees in Hothouses As- a result of the near-perfect growing conditions, the "artificial tropics" can produce jungle-like' products. Tomato and cucumber vines, tied so they grow perpendicularly and cared for daily, grow from 16 to 20 feet in length". To reproduce perfect summer- like conditions the year around the growers keep 'bees, in the hothouses to spread pollen among- the plants. . The annual harvest in spring and,.fall— totals about .4.000.000 baskets of tomatoes, 250.000 ...^bas"-' J*fiUi^eL'jCUcumbers, •- '100,000 'r- -tiaskefe 6f.>adis?ies and' 750,000 Baskets of leaf lettuce. -. . , . '••''• BLYTTTEVTLLF! (ARK,) : COURIER NEWS Secretary Stim sort Draws Historic Number 158 is drawn.—NEA Teleuhoto. <\The Editor's / Letter Box Where 100,000 National Guardsmen Train for II. S. Defens CATION'S WASHINGTON COLUMN By BRUCE CATTOX WASHINGTON, NOV. s.—A legal battle to re-establish the federal government's power 10 "police" primary elections in the states is being launched by O. John Rogge, assistant U. s. attorney general. If Rogge's fight should succeed it would reverse a Supreme Court decision of nearly two decades ago and vastly widen the field in which the government can operate against vote frauds. As things stand now, the government can act against election crookedness only in general elections. In the famous Newberry case the Supreme Court ruled the corrupt practice act unconstitutional in so far as it applied to primaries, which -were held to be purely state concerns. Rogge hopes to get the court to reverse this ruling, on the ground that the civil liberties statute— which provides penalties for persons who conspire to deprive a citizen of his legal rights—can br applied to primary elections. This statute, passed shortly after thr Civil War to protect the new civil rights of southern negroes. h?,> been resurrected under the New Deal and was used effectively in cleaning up the Kansas City election fraud cases INDICTMENT ACCUSES ELECTION OFFICIALS | Rogge spent some time in Louis- ' iana this year attacking various I forms of political corruption. Figuring a Democratic nomination in Louisiana is equal to election, he decided to chance a court test on the plea that depriving a citizen of his rights in such a primary us a federal offense. The case he brought is an indictment against five- election officials in the second Louisiana congressional district, in New Orleans. Charge is that these men phe- nagled vote totals in favor of T Hale Boggs. the winning candidate Carefully worded so as to get in under the civil liberties statute. the indictment charges the officials conspired to deprive the two losing candidates, and also thosr who voted for them, of their legal rights. Lower court in t Louisiana threw the indictment out, sustaining a NATIONAL GUARDSMEN IN First Corps Area 6QOO (New England) Second Corps Area..25,500 Third Corps Area... -. 2000 (Penna., Md.. Va.) Fourth Corps Area..11,500 <N. C., S. C., Ga., Miss., AJa., Fla.. La., Tenn.) Fifth Corps Area 11,000 f (Ohio, W. Va., Ind., Ky.) SERVICE, BY CORPS AREAS Sixth Corps Area....12,500 (HI., Mich., Wis.) Seventh Corps Area...1500 (Mo., Kans., Ark.. la., Neb., Mian., X. D., S. D.) Eighth Corps Area..11,000 (Tex., Okla., Colo., N. M., Ariz.) ' Ninth Corps Area.. .14,000 (Wash., Ida., Ore., Cal., Mont., Utah, Ariz.. Wyo., Nev., Alaska) V Flags spot training camps where sides units shown, there are about HOW IT KKUAN There once Was a any who lived on n hull, His hips and his legs could never bo still; ife would swny from morn until night,-; While Miles about folks would talk of the sight. Thcro was a tjul who lived on i\w vtilluy, SOUK; culled her Sue, others called her Sully; But Sally or Sun she did not, cim;, She'd jusi. swny will; :i musical uir. One bright clay thesn two met. They spun YounU and 'round like .some rouliHto; They trotted about, with tinkers in the air Shaking their lieiuls, then Unirlng- their hair. Well, that happened before the day-s of Foo, Musi, roik.s thought I hey were ooo-coo; They didn't, know tlu» uai and Mulu^ Had discovered u dance culled "The .HMer-buii." Ralph N. FsiiTiu-. To the editor: Please publish this Hem: For Sul« The. National Republican Campaign Committee, on Jan. 1, 1041 will offer for .sale the following articles: 1—One GOP elephant, badly crippled but .still able to bellow. 2—142 campaign speakers guaranteed to outllc 'Anmmlns. 3—40 million lies, may be used to patch up the OLD PARTY. 4—11 million empty dinner' palls may be used for currying away Republican SWILL. f>—One Great Blasted Hope, may bo used (us a warning to the rising generation. 6'—Three defeated candidates Hoover, Lanclon and Windy Wllllcic. May be used for giving advice to the next presidential aspirant. The proceeds from this sale will be used to give aid to-the people to whom Willkle promised jobs. (Signed) C. T. CARTER. Adults at Play CHICAGO (UP)—A survey by the Chicago Merchandise Mart revealed that 200,000 adults In the United States own some type of a miniature railroad, made to scale of old or present engines and trains operating on American railroads. OM 3000 , ." : "'" Sme " f "»" '"' ""«• »><= ""-on «« ambled for a year* active duty. Be- from Hawaii and Puerto Rico in training. defense demurrer which argued that the federal government can't touch primaries. Rogge is taking an appeal direct to the Supreme Court. JOB THREATENED BY MILLIGAN Behind-the- scenes aspects of the case are fully as interesting as those in the foreground. Rogge is somewhat out .of favor at the Justice Department right now—as witness the recent setting up of a special unit under Maurice M. Milligan. special assistant to the attorney general, to handle vote fraud cases. That previously had been strictly Rogge's field. Should Rogge win this case however, it would have the effect of swinging him back into the saddle. MilliganV sudden rise took the play away from him. If Rogge could nail down the government's right to intervene in primaries he in turn would take the play away from Milligan. . Rumors have been current' lately that Rogge will eventually be replaced, presumably by Milligan— sometime this winter, according to most predictions. Rogge is said tc have displeased the administratior during the summer, when in the middle west he displayed a willingness to open fire on Democratic politicians. And in Springfield, 111., the other day, Rogge took the trouble to,deny that high politicians are trying to sway his conduct of a federal grand jury there investigating allegec' slush expenditures by public utility companies to influence rates and regulations. The planet Jupiter is so large that if it passed between the eanh and the moon, one-third of the space would be taken" up. About seven;cents of tvery 15 cents spent for cigarets in the United States is paid to the federal government in taxes. s WJigtA, 'f&U\, " Winston Churchill In Draft WINCHESTER. Va. (UP)—Winston Churchill was one of the selective service registrants receiving serial numbers fro ma local draft board .He professes "no kin" to England's leader. R.ead Courier News want ads. Dr. Saliba's Clinic EYE, EAR, NOSE and THROAT ' 12ft E, Kentucky Avc., Corner Franklin & Kentucky GLASSES FITTED v J- A, Sftliba, M.D., M.E., Ph.G. Office Phone 418, Res, 41rt the name was Old when he was young A clam-raiser in Seattle. Wash., •once sued a steamship company for S8GOO because its steamships caused its clams to close their shells. Saw 50,000 Persons Converted ^TSL 'PASO, Tex, - (UP)— Commls- sioiier A.William Mclntyre, 74, who recently resigned after 58 years of service with the Salvation Army, estimates he has seen 60,000 men and women change their manner of living. Read Courier News want ads. 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