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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST K, 1994 BLYTHEVTLLE (AKK.)' COUHIER NEWS PAGE THREE The 83rd Congress Democrats Plan Campaign Issue On Farm Law; GOP Confident LITTLt UZ— If ^ : k^ By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican - controlled 83rd Congress finds itself in about the same controversial spot on farm legislation as did the 80th Congress, the last time the GOP was in the driver's seat. Democrats are sizing up a new farm program passed by the present Congress as a major issue in the fall's congressional election. They contend the program will hurt farmers. In 1948, Democrats fired a similar charge against a GOP Congress. President Truman beat out Gov. Thomas E. Dewey for the presidency and Democrats regained control of Congress. The farm vote was credited with being a major factor. But Republican leaders predict the comparison will end there. They express confidence that farmers will approve Congress's recent action in setting up a system of flexible farm price supports to supplant war-born high, rigid price floors. Prices Tumbled In 1948 the issue centered largely around Congress' stripping the Agriculture Department of authority to provide storage facilities for farmers' surplus crops. Farm prices tumbled and Democrats blamed the GOP. Seeking ouster of GOP congressmen from farm states, Democrats are predictiag that the new support system — passed by a somewhat reluctant Congress at insistence of President Eisenhower — will bring on lower farm prices, a reduced farm income and possibly an agricultural depression. But Eisenhower, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson and other administration lieutenants stand ready to defend the new legislation. The flexible system provides a sliding scale of supports for the basic crops — wheat, cotton, corn, rice and peanuts — ranging from 82 : /2 to 90 per cent of parity for 1955 and 75 to 90 thereafter. Parity is a price declared by law to be fair to farmers in relation to prices they must pay. Present supports are at 90 per cent of parity for 'the basic crops. The theory of the variable system is that supports should be high in tunes of shortages to encourage increased production and lower in times of surpluses to discourage production and to encourage greater consumption. Hurt Farmers The administration. In pushing flexible floors through Congress, argued that the mandatory high supports, first enacted during the war to spur increased output, have been working to the detriment of farmers because they encouraged overproduction and the buildup of price-depressing surpluses totaling nearly e 1 /^ billion dollars in the hands of the government. Flexible floors, the GOP leaders content, will help farmers adjust their production pattern to postwar demands and, in time, regain more favorable prices in the market places as output is reduced to buyers' demands. The new program does not have the full support of the GOP members of Congress. And there are some Democrats who favor it. Less controversy appears to center on other legislation affecting j farmers. Generally approved were administration proposals to dispose and set aside big chunks of the huge farm surpluses, in order to minimize their depressing effects place. on market prices. One act along this line authorized the President to sell up to 700 million dollars worth of farm surpluses for foreign currencies which would in turn be used to finance U.S. military and other projects abroad. It also authorized the chief executive to donate 300 million dollars worth of the surplus To provide money for support financing, Congress increased from 6*'2 to 10 billion the funds for the Commodity Credit Corp. Congress voted more money for federal subsidies to farmers for carrying out government-approved soil and water conservation practices—240 -million dollars against 190 millions last year. for relief use abroad. In this connection, the new tax Surpluses Not Considered \ law enacted by Congress gave Congress authorized the adminis- farmers a break on money spent tration to set aside up to 2y z billion for conservation purposes. Twenty- dollars worth of the surpluses for five per cent of such expenditures such noncommercial uses as for- j may be deducted annually in fig- eign aid programs, barter for [uring a farmer's taxable income, strategic materials, foreign and ! The tax law also removed the tax domestic relief, national stockpil- pn proceeds from the sale of cattle ing and research. . when the sale is forced by disease, Of special importance was a provision that the set-aside crops were not to be considered in setting price supports under the sliding scale. Because of this, price floors will average higher for the next few years than they otherwise would have. The GOP says farmers have been helped by new legislation that will cushion the change-over to a revised formula for setting parity prices, scheduled to go into effect in 1956. The revised prices will be lower, but the 83rd Congress provided that the change will be limited to 5 per cent a year. Another measure authorized government production payments to wool growers to make up any difference between support levels and the prices they get in the market CLEVELAND ($—A club-wielding killer dragged a 36-year-old union official from his automobile last night and beat him to death a few houses away from his home. The official was Rahmond Weir- ouch, a vice president of the CIO United Aut* Workers Local 515 and the union's chief steward at the Iron Fireman Stsker Co. Police today were searching for the murderer, who fled in his car after a witness started toward the scene. The witness was Walter Hahn, •who gave this description of the slaying: Weirouch's car sped into the Doctor Closes Cuts with Tope WASHINGTON (/P)—A Colorado doctor today reported successful ' use of Scotch tape as a relatively painless substitute for surgical stitches in closing minor cuts. Dr. Paul Williamson of Walsh, Colo., said he got excellent results in treating 104 laceration*, 91 of | them deep enough to penetrate the < deep fascia—the layer of connective tissue that binds the muscles together. His clinic has now done away ' with skin stitching in more than 95 per cent of laceration cases, using ; the tape method instead, he said | in an article in GP, the journal of j the American Academy of General' Practice. j street, stopped suddenly and started to back into a parking place. Another car stopped at the nearby corner and Weirouch's car backed into it. The driver ran up, dragged Weirouch from his parked automobile and clubbed him to the ground. The president of Local 515, H. L. Sorge, said Weirouch had been a good union man and well-liked, and that he doubted the slaying had any union connection. Weirouch was married and the father of four children. provided the proceeds are reinvested in cattle within one year after the close of the taxable year. Undef a new social security measure, Congress extended old age and survivor insurance benefits to 3y 2 million farm operators, effective April 1, 1956, and to 2 J / 2 million additional farm workers. Dr. Sheppard Asks Return Of House Keys Poland's Demand For Escaped Sailor Rejected LONDON UP)—Britain today rejected Poland's demand for the return of a Polish sailor who stowed away on a freighter to escape ___ _ ^ his Communist homeland and was j time to make' any necessary in- granted asylum here. i S p e ction. Inasmuch as my irnprison- CLEVELAND (IP) — - Prosecutor Frank T. Cullitan says that Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard, indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, wants police to give up the keys to his home, the scene of the killing. Cullitan said the handsome, 30- year-old osteopath wrote a letter in his jail cell to Bay Village Police Chief John Eaton demanding that Eaton turn over to his lawyers the keys to the house and a list of all personal proverty removed from it. The letter said in part: "You have now been in possession for 50 days, which is ample Eighty British police rescued the seaman, 24-year-old Antoni Klimowicz, from the Polish freighter Jaroslaw Dabrowski July 31. He hid on the ship when it left Poland. ment prevents me from personally looking after my property, I am ask- ink my attorneys to act for me." Prosecutor Cullitan advised Chief Eaton not to release possession of Crewmen caught him before he the house except upon a court order, could escape in London and were; Among the articles police have hauling him back to his homeland. The British note turned down Poland's demands for compensation for alleged damage resulting from detention of the ship and the police action. The British also denied Polish charges of police brutality. taken from the house are the bloodstained mattress upon which Marilyn Sheppard's bludgeoned body was found early on the morning of July 4. a couch and two doors. Dr. Sheppard, who has pleaded innocent, is awaiting trial. Careful grooming will take years off o woman's age, but she can't fool a long flight of stairs. Eastland Victor In Mississippi JACKSON, Miss. (&~ U.S. Sen. James 0. Eastland, running strongly in all areas of Mississippi, won renomination yesterday in the Democratic party primary by a margin of about 50,000 votes. Despite Republican opposition in the November general election, the 49-year-old senior senator by tradition was assured of a third six- year term by his smashing victory over Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin. Democratic nomination is equivalent to election in Democratic Mississippi. With 1,651 of 1,805 precincts reported, Eastland had 131,789 to Gartin's 79,474. In the single contested congressional race, Rep. William Colmer, dean of the Mississippi delegation, trounced two rivals by a 3-1 margin in the 6th District to win a 12th House term. With 327 of 362 precincts counted, Colmer had 38,143; State Sen. Clem Britton of Laurel, 9..000; Walter Lowry, Pascagoula farmer, 3,002. Republicans have nominiated James White of Durant to oppose Eastland in November. Less than four hours after the polls closed, Gartin conceded defeat. The 41-year-old lieutenant governor, former mayor of Laurel, agreed with Eastland on most major issues but pressed hardest on Eastland's Senate attendance record, calling him "the man who's seldom there.'-' Eastland emphasized his seniority and membership on the important Senate Agriculture and Judiciary committees and his 12- year-record. DYESS NEWS Mrs. J. E. JACOBS ' here visiting friends last week and j also visiting his son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis at Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keirsey and children of West Helena spent the, week end here visiting her sister, Mrs. Lynn Cox and family. Mrs. C. Mrs. W. P. Jeffress of Crossett visited in the R. R, Holland home last Sunday then went to Caraway to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Grolock and children have moved to Gulfport, Miss., where he will teach in the military academy there. Mrs. Evelyn Garrett and Jack Hollingsworth of Hot Springs came Monday to finish moving Mrs. Hollingsworth's household furniture to Hot Springs ad remained here until Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. R. R, Holland, Mrs. Robbie Sheldon and daughters and Mrs. Dovis Mitchell and son visited in Caraway Sunday with Mrs. Bill Hollice. Mr .and Mrs. William Jacobs and son, Ronnie, visited in the J. L. Jacobs home Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest McHaney, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Stark and children, Wanda. Sherry, Dewayne and Misses Doreen Winningham and. Maureen Butler, and the Rev H. B. Stone, pastor of the church. Word has been received here of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Rook Aug. I* at Pontiac, Mich., She has been named Royal D. Hoard of Marked Tree mother!Lynn. Mr. Rook lived"at Dyess with of Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Keirsey also! his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. visited in the Cox home over the week end. Woo ten. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burgett re- Miss Evelyn Anderson of Mem- j turned Saturday from Mobile, Ala. phis spent the week end here with her sister, Miss Ada Anderson. Sgt. Charles Hopper just returned from overseas and his wife from Mrs Mmle Lancaster and chil-! Blytheville spent the week end here dren. Jannette, Dean and Lvde of I ^ his aunt, Mis^Clara Ward. . , f , Camden came Sunday for a two! rMr : and ^ Frank Tyler.left week's vacation with "her narents, i Mona ^ . lor Forc Worth Tex. to Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jacobs. Miss Mary Ann Bean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bean, and Tommy Morris were married in Hernando, Miss., Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Dewev Cox and visit their son, Norman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wooten and son of Bassetc spent, the weekend here with, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Barnes. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warhurst; Mothballs ior 'Mo' NORFOLK, Va. UP}—The battleship Missouri cruised leisurely southward today on a three-week journey that will take her to Bermeton, Washington., for mothballing. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Victor Mature Sued for Divorce SANTA MONICA, Calif. (VPj — Victor Mature, 41, has been sued for divorce by 35-year-old Dorothy J. Mature, who charged cruelty but did not provide any details. Her complaint, filed yesterday, claimed Mature earns 260,000 a year from films and this is increased to $450,000 by income from business enterprises and investments. She asked $2,280 a month temporary alimony and support for Michael Berry, 11, her son by a previous marriage. She and Mature separated last Aug. 13. They were married in 1948. Lad Wins Sea Battle SEOUL (7P)—A 9-year-old Korean lad drifted for two nights and a. day in storm-tossed seas on a wrecked boat and a floating board before floating back to shore, police, reported today. { Ahn Yong's fragile craft was' swept to sea by a strong wind. ! Heavy seas overturned the boat. Ahn grabbed a piece of wreckage \ and held on until he drifted back: to shore. 3 DAYS ONLY! Thursday — Friday — Saturday SPECIAL PURCHASE SHOE SALE Minor Oversight SEOUL (JP) — Sixty Buddhist, monks attending a three-day con-, vention here called today for ban- < iihment of 30 senior priests who forgot their vows of celibacy and married. The bachelor monks declared themselves ready to replace their married brothers to "clean up the temples and freshen up the faith.' Children; (8; to 3) Boys (I to 6) Growing Girls (4 to 10) (Triple A to C Widths) Values to 6.95 Dannie and Miss Patsy and Linda Stark of Heber Springs spent several days in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huff. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Freels and Mrs. J. M. Freels of Whitton spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William Jacoos in Dyess. - j ham> ^ Pvt. and Mrs. A. J. Appling and | daughter, Marcie Anne of Oak Grove, Ky., are here visiting relatives. Miss Virginia Perkins of Long! Beach, Calif., is here visiting her j grandparents, Mr. ^nd Mrs. G. A,: Higginbotham. j Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vaughn and children of Indio, Calif., left Monday for their home after being the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G : . A. Higginbotham. Bill Ragsdale and mother, Mrs. Lou Ragsdale of Kennett, Mo., spent Thursday, in the Jack Marshell home. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitting and children of Willowhun. Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. Beryl from Salem, Ind., spent last week here visiting Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Higginbotham. Mrs. Irene Moony of Kokomo, Ind.. spent part of last week here visiting her brother. Guy Nichols. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peterson and baby of Texas, Lt. and Mrs. Sherman Peterson of Scott Field, Mo., the Rev. and Mrs. John Peterson and baby of Moberly, Mo., and Miss Nina Jean -Peterson of Blytheville are visiting their parents, the Rev and Mrs. W. W. Peterson. Mrs. Robbie Sheldon and Mrs Dovis Mitchell were business visitors in Blytheville Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cash have bought the property wnere Dr. and Mrs. Hollingsworth lived and moved into the house Friday. ' Eric Davis of Pontiac, Mich., was children returned from Greenville.! and , children of Memphis spent the S. C., Friday after a week vacation j ™*kend nere with relatives. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bull and Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Green of Memphis and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hodges of spent Sunday here as the Rev. and Mrs. W. W. | Peterson. i Mrs. Louise Jennings and children ! of Lepanto spent the week end here with their daughter. Mrs. Billy Gower and Mr. Gower. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dean and. T baby of Memphis spent the week | " epani °end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. l & uesu5 CL J. Hall. A total of 279 enrolled for the . nA nd T J ' Vacation Bible school last week at! the Baptist Church. Those he! were, Mrs. Earnest- pickens. Mrs. j 0 ' • Daiiic:> H. B. Stone, Mrs. Calvin McNair, 1 Mrs. Cecil Johnson, Mrs. Aubrey j Geater. Mrs. Vernon Butler, Mrs.' Headwaters of the Amazon Riv- Leroy Stansbury, Mrs. Ira Winning- ! er lie high in the Andes Moun- Fred Dallas. Mrs. Nea!,' tains, west of Lake Titicaca. Cangress Passes FARM IRRIGATION BILL NOTICE: Irrigation loans by Act of Conpress soon available. Bill sipied by President on August 20. W. D. COBB Civil Engineer—County Surveyor Will make a topographic survey, detailed plan and cost estimate for your contemplated irrigation or rice flooding program. Phone 3-6224 28 Years Experience W. D. 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