The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 22, 1949 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1043 UN Food Council Sets Lofty Goal World in Which No Man Need Go Hungry Is Dream of FOA WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. W)—A world in which "no man need go hungry, or ill-clad, or without, a home" was the goal held up yesterday to the Food and Agriculture Organization iFAO) of the United Nations. The goal was pictured by Morris E. Dotld. director-general of the FAO. at the opening of its annual conference. Representatives of 48 nations are here to tackle the joh of how to increase food production in some countries and ho\v to handle unmarketable surpluses In others. Doric! is a former undersecretary :f)I Hie U.S. Department of Agriculture. He said in liis prepared text- ''In respect of the state of food and agriculture, 1D!9 has bscn in general, what farmers call a good year, even if not quite us good in total as IS 18. Food More Abundant "Food scarcity is no longer perilous for nearly the whole world, as it WHS through 1947. • \ "For more than half the world, however, the old chronic undernourishment continues and hunger Is scarcely one meal away from millions. For tile world as a whole, per person food supplies arc not as good as before the war." Uodd thus summed up an FAO report issued over the week-end, which said harvests in the northern hemisphere have turned the tide against world starvation. The report added that production still is behind world needs. The director general mentioned only briefly, in his opening talk, (he proposal to set up a world bank, or clearing house, as a means of getting surpluses from one area into another area where food Is scarce. Confiscated Ducks Given to Inmates Of County Home JONESEOHO. Nov. 22. (AP) — > Residents of the Craighead County poor farm are going to have wild duck with all the ti inimins for their Thanksgiving dinner. Over-zealous duck hunters are furnishing the ducks, and County Judge Ben Miller is supplying the trimmings. The hunters are expected to make a cash contribution to the slate this week for killing more than the legal limit of ducks.. Game Warden Harley Pierson confiscated about 50 ducks during the first, three days of the season ami turned them over to the county home. Mr. Pierson said further that residents of the Gibson Switch area who hadn't even been hunting were eating ducks this.week. Many hunters, informed that a thorough check was being made at Gibson Switch Friday night by game wardens, tossed their extra ducks out on the roadside. It was like a free delivery service to the residents of that, area. RED WING — An Amazon- like clan is the Sunburst tribe of "Indians" in Phoenix, Ariz It is composed wholly of beautiful young women, according to the publicity man. Belt} Heflin, definitely not the type Grandpa fought, brushes up or archery on the reservation. 17 More Counties Get Disaster Loans in State WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. (if)— The Agriculture Department yesterday designated 17 additional counties in Arkansas as disaster j loan areas. They are: I Bradley, Crittenden, Dallas Hcmpstead, Howard, Lafayette' Lawrence, Little Rover, Miller Nevada, Perry, Pike, Prairie Saline Sevier, Sharp and Van Burcn. Farmers in these counties may Hope S/ayer /s Bouhcf Over To Grand Jury HOPE. Ark., Nov. 22. (Ap)—Roland E. Cove, charged with murder kidnaping am i robbery after a shooting, spree Wednesday, was bound over to the Grand Jury at his preliminary hearing yesterday. Cove, handsome, 20-year-old New Englandcr, declined to speak up when he appeared before Municipal Judge W. K. Lemley. The judge waived examination and held tho youth without bond for action by the January grand jury. Cove Is charged with the fatal shooting of a Negro, Matthew Runnels; the wounding and robber of Tom Seymour, Fulton, Ark., planter, and kidnaping Lee Helton. Fulton Service Station employe. Prosecutor James H. Pillcinton said the Haverhill, Mass., youth had signed a statement admitting the charges. Pllkinton said Gove * admitted hitching a ride with Seymour from Texarkana to Pulton. There, in the early morning hours at a service station, he said lie held up the planter, robbed him of more than $100 and shot him when he resisted. Helton was forced to place the wounded man in Seymour's car and drive to a point near siieppard, Ark. There Helton escaped when a vehicle approached. Gove fired at it, a truck occupied by Negroes, killing Runnels. obtain special government credit to carry on farming operations. The department said the counties sulfered widespread damage this year from boll weevil infestatioi and unseasonable rains. 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