The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 15, 1950
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PAGE TEN Sl/VTTOVTLLE, (ARK.) COUKIT5R NEW* FRIDAY, DECEMBER' ts ,1950 AFBF Opposed To Rationing and Price Controls Resolution Rushed Through Convention) Higher Taxes Asked By TrM PARKER DALLAS. Dec. 15. Wi—The American Farm Bureau Federation, •ctlng quickly in hopes of getting President Truman's ear, yesterday unanimously opposed wage and price controls and rationing ns means of comi...UitiR inflation. A resolution opposing the controls originally was scheduled to be read yesterday morning and acted ij|xm yesterday afternoon. On learning the president was conferring yesterday morning with congressional leaders on whether to Impose such controls, bureau leaders reshuffled the schedule so the federation'* stand could Ix? relayed quickly to Washington. "Inflation cannot be stopped by price, wage and ration controls," the resolution, read. "Such measures deal with symptoms i-atber than fundamental causes. Premature adoption of such controls could strangle, our economy to the point of impairing our ability to fight an all-out war." The federation railed instead for higher taxes, intensified sale of "E" bonds. Increased production, a longer basic work week and continued curbs on housing and installment credit. Other resolutions, which Included opposition to an excess profits tax, were to be acted on In the afternoon. They pledged the American farm-' Rico. On Missco Farms County Ajrnt Keith 1. Bllbrej By WOODV R. JACKSON Asst. County Arent KOI Keilh Bllhrey, County Agent l.nn* Star tionfab North Mississippi County was well represented at (he National Farm Bureau Convention in Dallas this week. The Rose novi'l In Pasadena is called the "gvandpapy of all ball games"—so Is this the "granri- pappy of alt Farm Bureau conventions." The resolutions sent in by your local Resolutions Committee, adopted at the State level, finally er to produce needed, food but said "'*•<> insist we be given an opportunity to demonstrate our productive capacity without controls." They also: Opposed appeasement and declared "Uin time has come for our ..,. nation to formulate comprehensive | of dynamic foreign policy for a long period, based on public undcr.sland- Said foreign urn -.siiouirl be based on the principle that all aid should be paid for with whatever the recipient- can best contribute to the common welfare." Urged that the u. S.; basic work week, now 40 hours, be extended with, no overtime paid for certain hours past -10. in order to solve manpower problems without contributing to Inflation. Opposed Unlverslal Military Training Ijiit urged expanded military training in secondary schools and colleges. These expressions were contained in the report of the resolutions committee, headed by • the federation vice president. The .resolutions were read yesterday morning to the delegates Irom 46 states nnrt Puerto became a reality at the convention In Dallas. The following m en represented North Mississippi County at this meeting: w. M. Wyatt, Blytheville: Keith Bilbrey, Blytheville- O. o. Stivers, Manila: Virgil Johnson. Leachville; and Norman Bailey, Leachville. B-r-r-r! Quite a few reoplc have Inquired of this office as lo the possibility of the weather oelng cold enough to kill cotton Insects. The answer is: if we had boll weevils, which we do not. thank goodness, this cold spell would possibly gel a good number. The advantage of cold weather in controlling boll weevils Is the suddenness of the temperature change and not the severity of the weather, it seems the botl weevils may come out of hibernation partially-, with the advent sunshine and warmer weather Here's where to get GENUINE PARTS and EXPERT SERVICE One thinj you'll like about the Ford Tractor . . . it's simple in design and built right. Doesn't take much servicing. Yei when it needs something done here or there, it's easy to do. For example, we can reline brakes in almost no time . . . don't have to pull the axle. Transmission, steering . . . everything is designed for efficient service. With this new Ford Tractor, you won't need us often but when you do, you'll like our work. We service all Ford Tractors, and Dearborn Farm Equipment, with genuine parts. Russell Phillips Traclor Co., Inc. AU.EN HARDIN, Managor *. High«-a.v fil Stnilh l'l-'!ievii!e RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO. MANILA, ARK. j. A . nAVIS. Mgr. Missouri Seeks Sudden Jump in Farm Land Candidate for ft . ... r _ Prices Worry Iowa Farmers Candidate for Research Award nri a sudden cold snap might catch .some of them unprotected. As for lea/ivnrm. they are migratory and reach us each year from the warmer climates, None over-winter In Arkansas. ' Th:i Wlnnuh! The Fourth Annual Soybean Yield Contest winner Banquet was held in honor of the fallowing winners last Friday evening: 1st place- Cecil Mann of the Promised Land Coihmunity, who produced 50.8 bushels per acre on a five-acre plot. 2nd place—J. p. Harmon of clear Lake with is.2 bushels, 3rd place—Carl Webster of Armo- rcl, with 47,4 bushels. <th place Hurdette Plantation. Burdcttc. wilh 45.7 bushels. 5th place— o. D. Long of clear Lake, with 42 bushels. The first three places won {100 plus a trophy, $15 and »50 respectively. Paul Hughe*. Field Service Director for the American Soybean Association, along with H. C. Knap- penbergor. County Farm Bureau President, and Keith Bilbrey, county agent, were the speakers. Mr. Dllbrey gave the results of the outstanding work of the Soybean planning Committee. Mr. Knappenberger gave some enlightening figures on the Increase of soybean production in Mississippi county and the effective way soybeans have fitted Into the rotation 'on Mississippi Courtly farms. Mr. Hughes Save the winners and the Junior Chamber of Commerce members and guests who attended the banquet, a picture of the soybean situation all over the belt. He rccm- phasized the importance of soybeans and predicted that they w'ill play a more Important part In the approaching rearmament, program than in the past world conflict. The Jayccctfes proved that, home cooking is not, a lost art. judglno from the wonderful meal they served to the. guests. Don't Blame Me It appeared for awhile thai our recipe, for artificial snow backfired when, a very charming lady called this office and complained that the snow was dripping all over her llv- Jng room floor. Upon being asked Tf she used a detergent, she replied 'No, I used Tide." For those of you who may have lost part of the column which contained the explanation. "Detergents do not work," i w j]| give a repeat of that portion of last week's column. Use one clip of any soap powder (except, detergents) with hot water and use egg beater until all the water Is lakeji up. if you follow this precaution, it just can't drip. Look, N'o Brakes! I have always heard that brakes are a disadvantage when driving on Icy roads. [ found out the hard nay that the nbove axiom is (rue Extension workers started lo Little Rock last week ror the Annual conference and down about Bllrdette the assistant county ngcnt. who was chnuffcurtng, applied his No. u toj the brakes against the advice ot his companions mid we ended up almost in the ditch. For those of you who still use your brake*, take my word that It, won't work, Did Von Know? A recent survey of soybean counties In Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri reveal the fact that soybean yields Increased from approximately 8,000.000 bushels in 1943 lo mooo.-'Ou bushels in 1950. The yield per acre may be increased slightly hut ccr'alnly no more than two or three bushel* per acre so yon can see that the increase was brought about by a huse increase in planting. Many farmers have told us they have no Intention of relinquishing this source ol "green gold." A Missouri committee has been set up to search for persons In this state who i have made outstanding contributions In agricultural research during the past two years. Persons nominated by slate committees will become eligible for the Koblitzclle Award in Agricultural Sciences recently set up on a national scale by the Texas Research Foundation at Henner, Texas. The Missouri committee Includes the following Individuals: 'Associate Dean Sam B. Shirkcy of the Missouri College of Agriculture as chairman; Dean H. E. Bent of the Graduate School, university o/ Missouri; Dean Fiubert o. Croft of the University College of Engineering; Director George E. Zleglcr of the Midwest Research Institute at Kansas City; and D. H. Doane of Doane Agricultural Service. St. Louis. The award was created hy Karl Iloblitzclle. Dallas capitalist, who also is ottering two similar awards, for which only Texans are eligible. Safety Around Christmas Tree Urged by Agent Mrs. Gertrude B. Hollman. home demonstration agent, cautioned North Mississippi Counly families that care he taken around the Christmas tree and all other Christmas greens used In decoration this year. Defective electrical connections are a big riansrer. she pointed out. The tree should be placed so that, Us. accidental burning would not ignite curtains or other combustible furnishings. A freshly cut or pine tree standing In a pail of water or damp sand will not catch fire by candle or match fires. But It cannot of course withstand a large source .of heat, the home demonstration agent DBS AP MCUNES— Good Iowa corn land— and that's about as good as you can find— Is riding » price teeter-totter these days. ' On one end Is demand. It's strong. On the other is supply— which is ouite limiled. Very little choice farm land l» offered for sale. Occasional deals, upsetting the standoff, arc at high figures for ton producing land. Could this situation explode into another land boom-and-bust similar to 1320 when farms sold for us high as $700 an acre? That is what economists are asking as they study .such report as th.ese: Rnnkrri »ni) brokers, irrorriln« to »n Assnrhttrri Press surrey, estimate land prices hare Incrrancd from ft lo 3fl prr rfnl, much nf the price jump rnmint; In the month-! slnre (lie sl.irt nf In* Korean war. Our Io«a farm jold for 5555 an acre. Annllirr went for S41« and still snolhtr for SIOO. A farm appraised a I $75 an »rn> five .rears tfn MM recently for SI7S an acre. A Mason City banker advised Iowa farmers : "If you don't want to'' sell vour farm, don't price your land at what you consider an unreasonable price Just to get rid of the buyers. The speculators might buy.': Bis -'limp Cited In terms 01 dollars, real eslsle men report prices up In the last year from 55 to MO an acre on poorer farms and up to $50 an acre on good farms. W. p. Wahrer, secretary of .(he North Central National Farm Loan Association which serves four north Iowa counties, says the average farm nrice is up CO to 70 per cent over five years ago. In thr I[)>n Unrt boom. 10 prr cent nf Jrma's farm land was sold dur- inf the year rndlnf March 1, 'O'iO In one county alone 516 farm sales were recorded, twice »j many for any sinele year for the in previous years. The averarc &n\f* nrlr-* n-ae P inlt. By 1946. most of this i»nd was back In private hands Farmers who were wiped out In th« 30s, today own farms again and »re In a good financial position. Since 1940. the average per acre price of Iowa farm land h»s been steadily rising. In 1940 It was $19 and as of Nov. 1. 1949 It was «'.77 William Q. Murray, professor and head of the department of economics at Iowa state college, says of the rising price trend that there is not nearly the speculative buy- Ing today that there was in 101920 boom. HII.VOT Outnumber Sellers Murray, who has made a jludy ,if land prices In Iowa. say, the buyers In Iht Iowa farm land market la- day—»nd (hey rreatly outnumber the sellers—consist unerally of tun classes: invrstmenl buyers ' seeking a hr<'-e a?alnsf inflation, and the farm Irnant forced to buy when thu owner of the farm he Is operating sells. This buyer is In much (he same position an the city dwrller forced lo buy a home In a llfht housing area The capital gains tax has pretty company, much deterred persons from selling Since Vienna one farm and buying another to capital of the make a profit. Murray said the •' high per-acre prices some farms bring today can be misleading because they are often not average sjze farms. "The great demand today Is for the small tract, well improved." he explained. "When one of these is sold, It brings a very high price because Impj-ovcment-s (home and outbuildings) arc very expensive today." Tlie difference In fhe.,farm morl- saRC delil now and in '(lie 1920s Is also indicative nf a more healthy economic situaHrm. Iowa's farm mortgage deht reached a peak In 1921 of (1,551.0.13,000. Torlay It Is only about one third nf that. The Jesuits are said to have perfected cultivation in Paraguay of the yerba tree, from which the drink ycrba mate is made. "What! Bigger production on less feed?" Right! You can balance almost any ration for amazingly thrifty production with Swift'* specialized feeds. Whether you want cheaper meat, eggs or milk... Swift's Feeds do a truly economical job. For advice on planning a complete feeding program, see your Authorized Swift Dealer, today i - • - ....... - —-••"• ..... U.....H,,, H^tin. yar explained. To keep the fire hazard- S2Sf) an arrr low and prevent needles from dis- | The cr im harvest „;,, reaped first coloring or falling, she recommended the following procedure: Cnt, off the end of the trunk diagonally at least one Inch above the original cut end. stand the tree at once in * container of water and keep the water level above the cul surface during the entire time the tree Is in the house. Blood Vessel Bank SAN FRANCISCO —MM- Blnod vessels will be put In the bank at "lib H<e break In the Jte and tl.en wiln the tcncral mnrti-agc n>fe- ctosures In the Ms. In 19.13, dfbl per rent of the slate's farm land »as owned by corpora I ions. Tl-l, mounted by IDS!) In 12 P , r eent. Insurance companies held the greater part nf the University of California School of Medicine here. Surgeons in this area can draw on the bank and it is expected to save many lives. It 1> explained that the blood vessels are used as grafts in operations. SWIFT & COMPANY Illvlheville fune by Phone? VIENNA-MV—your violin off key? Your oboe flat? 'if your were in Vienna, you could discard the old tuning fork and call the telephone is the tradltip music world, state telephone system has arranged" so you can dial A>-69 and get by phone a standard A-pltch of 440 vibrations of a tuning fork per second, : KILL RATS-ioi Pets t o!d-lathlon«d dangero , speedy BIG-TOM Bat Xlllor ;ol»onil ,\'e\v, speedy BIG-TOM Bat Xlllor— relatively harmless to humans, livestock pels, poultry— kill* rati |!ki nohodr'i buiLnvit! Jusl one $1,25 holUe kills up to 200 rats Guaranteed. Kasy to use Don t lake chances! Get BIG-TOM «l GOOD DRUG STORES EVERYWHERE WOODS DRUG STORE Low-Cost FARM LOANS Long-term J SAVE Money with the FARM INCOME PRIVILEGE fisSAFL with the PREPAYMENT RESERVE PLAN * Equitable Society laani dove lh»s» modern fea- »ur«j. Aik uj for further details. A/a obligation TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 312 W Walnut Phone, Z381 BljtheriJIe A pressure gauge has been developed that is so sensitive It can detect one air molecule out of even originally present In a vacuum system. The apple bkissnm is the slate ; flower of Arkansas. TO SAVE YOU MONEY It's what he knows that counts, not Just hii. box of tools and coveralls. Our mechanics attend service schools conducted by the Allis-Chalmers factory - not once, but three or four times a year. Here — by doing, not watching — they are brought up to date on new machines and improvements in old ones.. They learn what to look for on a repair job and how (o fix it ... correctly at lowest cost. ' When your Allis-Chalmcrs equipment needs service, come and see us. fs'owhere else 'will you find men who know as much about their jr-b. Expert service doesn't cosl, it pays. TUNl IN Ihi Noli.™ ond Ham. H»u: PAUL BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 122 East Main Phone 4404 i'i.;l nffll III) MUTT'S GONE CHECKERBOAftD CHUCKLES. From Your Purina W£ CANT HELP IT.BOSS.ALLTHE MOTHERS ON OUR COUTE ARE ON PURINA SOW e PIG CHOW "IHI n DTI "in mm III! Hill! PIC-IUH.DIH, MILK-MAKER— Th«t'i PURINA SOW * MO CHOW Feed [or big litters and bis of milk this year wilh Purina Sow A Pig Chow Sow & Pig Chow helped pro- auce 1/3 bigger litters, weighing 1/3, heavier al weaning than notional' average. Try Sow & Pig Chow Now. rhon* «t!IU U. K. Ashcraft Co Railroad * Ohrrrj You'll probably think our shop foreman, Mutt Uodgeis, has gone crazy bv offering this special traclor sarvice job for only ?: -<,»;,. As a mailer of fact, we're inclined to agree wilh you, so we're limiting I ho nlTcr to the month of December. Anyway, we figure Ihat it's wurlh ^nielhii-g 10 have you come and see us., .so come on—you'll save some im:n?,v. —Tractor Special STEAM CLEAN AND PAINT J Plus This Tune-up Job • Clean and, refill air cleaner • Clean and regap spark plugs • Adjust ignition points. . .replace when necessary. • Retime ignition • Check compression Check magneto and pack hearing I Check front wheel bearing > Check and clean battery terminals • Adjust carburetor and fan belt > Adjust and check governor speeds I Adjust valve tappets All For -THIS MONTH ONLY! > > Free Pickup & Delivery - Call 6863 0nc. 312 South Second Street—Blytheville

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