The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1944 · Page 3
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FRIDAY, APRIL, 7,10-M •LyTH£VILLB-(ARK.) COURIER HEWN Loan Program Rates For '44 Cotton Given Premium and discount rates for Ihe 1941 eotton loan program have been announced by the War Food Administration; and as In lOtt, the basic loan rp.ic is to lie 90 per cent parity for cotton on Aug. 1, 1944, Keitli Blllircy, county agent, explained in a recent aimoimce- menl. "The parity price of colfon ,U present is about one Imlt cent above the parity price last August which was used as n basis for tl:c 1913 loan," lie said. There arc many differences between the changes and discounts used for the iflfJ loan and those noimced for the 1044 loan, Mr. liil- brey stated. The rnc.st important pf which is ibe increased discount for all sir.ulc length of cotton grading below middling. The premium for middling inch cotton is to be the same in 1041 us Jl was |n 1943. The 1043 loan value for low middling inch was 2.45 tents below middling inch, but the 1044 loan will value low middling inch 4.05 cents below -middling inch. In a like manner Ihe 1943 loan valued good ordinary inch cotton at 5.10 cents below middling inch, and the 104-1 loan will value it at C.45 cents !:•:- lov;. In a .similar way. Mr. Bihry reported, the loan values of ail staple lengths of cotton gradin below middling will be reduced. In 1943. cotton was harvesU'd much more slowly than in 1042. but because of n dry fall and a reduced eottcn crop, a high percentage of the crop was harvested prior to severe weather damage. Should there be a normal colton crop and normal harvesting season this year witli the still greater reduction in cotton pickers expected, colton will remain in Ihe field much longer and have a much )/ lower grade. The county ngf-nt, therefore, urged faViners lo consider seriously the labor supply available to pick cotton prior to plnnllng their crop, PAGE THBEB Arkgrisdns Oh ToTfawa Easter In the IT. S/—Still the Same • Lieut: a. J. 'Cohen, '.veil known Blythcvillc engineering cimtrnclor now company commander in the Navy Seabees, and two oilier fellow officers are shown on Tarawa. Reading lefl lo right are Chief Tom I). Clark, personnel officer for his battalion, former minister of Christian churches In Little liocl: and California; Llcutcnnnl Cohen, and Chief Lee Ward of Little Rcjck. battalion legal adviser and former piesldent of tbe Seventh Judicial District Bar Association. Club Captains Report A meeting of the Huffman -1-H Club was held Monday, April 3, with Cannon Goocilow presiding. Forty five club members and Iwo leaders were present at this meeting. At the beginning of lhc meeting the group sang "Slar Spangled Banner", which was led by Billie Jean Holmes, song captain. Reports were given by the different captains. Peggy Sanders, gardening and canning captain, reported 12 in her club; Alleen Fennel, clolhing captain, reported 7; Virginia Pepper, poultry captain, reported 11; and Alma Crook, cooking caplain, reported 14. Miss Cora Lee Coleman gave a demonstration on insects on poultry and insects in the garden. Mr. Bilbrey, county agent, gave a detnon- startion on hybrid seed. Skidway Club Meets ,Tlie Skidway Home Demonstration Club met March 28, with Mrs Bryan Osbornc presiding. The son; "In the Garden" was led by Mrs, Parker Osbonie, recreational leader, f The club read the American Creed I In unison. When Ihe secretary, Mrs. Ned Rice, called the roll, each of Ihe 22 answered by turning in her finished apron and making a report on her garden. New business discussed was the Play Tournament and a report on the Council Meeting. Old business was a discussion on identifying insect, 1 ; in the garden. After the business session the group practiced on the play for the Play Tournament and sewed on their aprons. Pot luck lunch was served by the hostess assisted by officers of the club. The next meeting will be held on April 11, 19-1'J, at the home of Mrs. Alon?x> Flecman. S, L Cohen, Now Seobee Office?, Veteran Of 19 Bombing Attacks Veteran of 19 Japanese bombing'raids, Liciil. S. J. Cohen is Loo busy supervising his outfit's major construction objective on Tarawa to-worry about when or how often tho Japs miKht call, according lo press reports -sent to the United States from the. Pacific war area. This former Blythevllle engineer-.*— • ing contractor and head of S. J. Cohen Construction Company benrs an important responsibility, .the official information released discloses hut "Jimmie" as his friends call him. writes home that "he wouldn't have missed it for anything." His letters are very optimistic and he lias never mentioned to -Mrs. Colien much about lhc raids but the press release said there is PULLINGJOGETHER One of UK- ilrst political discussions 1 ever hoard (hat rose above tin 1 level of uosslp had to do Avlth something called "the tarlll wall," a tilt'h, protective, imporl In.x, I listened only, as becomes small boys, while tv,M mature neighbors talked H over. Their genuine Interest was coulnBi'oiis and t Mill remember much of what they said. The Impression I got might not have been accurate lint K was fairly typical of ilew.s nl Ihal llnu'. I Manufacturers In the North, 11 gathered, were nil' In favor o[ a high protective tnrlff. 'They dldn'l wsnt foioluii-iiiiide llilngs lo enter (he United stales and be sold In competition with things they were in:il;ini;. TIHMC northern nianufae- liircrs, f was Inlormed, wore Republicans. My neighbors, like most farmers in that cllmale, were Dem- oiTals and oppo.wd a high tariff. K Kurope hud belter and less costly mcrcliuiidisc lo oiler, they were In Ilii! market for II. Farmers 'Produce Those two respected neighbors have passed on, along wllh most men of their generation. The tar- llf wall, as a political Issue, is dead too. 1 have lold this homely story, however, to spotlight an Issue that Is very much alive: All Americans need each oilier. Mutual distrust among men of different industries l.-i.n bigger bayard ,to 1)1)4 country Hum prejudices' based on race 91 religion. Business progress requires confidence; credll Is only, part of it. Besides bclns! a great country, the United Slates Is big.. In its three million square miles dwell 135 million people. They can't all l>e acquainted but Ihey need to be friends in spite of personal Inlcr- esls and tasles that dllfcr. We ha veto took out for one another now or we are sunk. Groups do not have completely opposing Intercsls. Farmers are not merely consumers; they are Ihe renl producer's. Manufacturers and Iheir employees, no mailer whal they produce or how much, are still the country's big consumers. Workers Consume Of all the people In America who loll, 18 per cent work-on Ihe farm and H2 per cent do son'icUilug else In ifiany Ir.iuls children will have no celebration of Muster tills yea because of war conditions. In Ihe United fllntcs our children nl III'mi have Iht-lr Knsler CIH: hunts ami hear Movies'-of the, Knster valiblt wh come.s-lo visit good little boys and girls. 1'lotined above me Mauroei King Morris and Hussell Phillips comparing Ilia unique CBIJO they pla lo hide al mi ''git liiinl. (NKA, Photo.). Decrease Seen . n 'Cahned Food terns This Year Whllo Iho Wai' Food AUmlnlslra- lon exiled)* more ennncil fruits and •om'Uljlc'ij'j'jnckcd nils y c ar, Mlsslv 1|>1>I County citizens niuy expect n k'ei'o<iso In eei'lnln cnnncd food lems, KriiCDl F. Franks, Aveu Mnr- lui! Supervisor. WFA's OHlee o£ DJ.'itillnitlon. fiiild todny. '(Tils l.i due, lie ilccliu'ed, lo iu- isi'tl tnitllnry veciuli-emcntii lor )w (ncn oversells nwd for Mil»Uin- liilly more canned hulls und vcgc- InWes. I'rcsenl ivsllniuli's based <>n Wf'A crop reports liullnile rlvlllunn will roeolve iilxuil 20 per rent less can ied dull. 1 ; nnrt 15 pi'i' rent kn ninnod veijelnbles limn Ihey re- O'lvrd fivm ihe 111-13 pack, Hhoiikl IH'Oclilctloij exeoed present estimates, t'lvlllnii alliKuUom would lw In- cvonsfd. Major items such ti.s rorn, IM'iis.Umililoes, mx'nn utul wnx bums, fi'Hll - cot'klnlt, jicnctii'S nnil nlne- tipple/; are Included In the list. l.os.1 itiniiefi'iill nn'tl pineapple Juice,)>»l inoi'o canned omiiBc Juice, nnd combination orange mul ri'upc- fnill Juice Is foreseen, About the smile aiiiomil of urnpc Jtuce anil to- nmto juice Is eMpcclcd for civilians, Mr. Franks explained. Jimmh 'Crook Receives ' Promotion To, Captain It's Co]).' J^mes. A.- crook, now, ' Si nlylhovillt 'telalives of ih« u filer were^'liifdrmed^jri- recent lctU)?,,iccelvcU (rc-jn. |)iU 7 new ••l.'illon homcwhere In the' South I'nillle v;heic he Is on detached mvlce with the Fifth Bobber Command ,, . i . _ ( t ,. Scheduled foi 1 leave In the States- following almost p year of .forelgjri' service, olidcompletion of.48;c6m- tmt missions, Captoln Crook r liad' planned to s'lcnd Kastcrin'Blythc'-' vllle wllh his uwihcr, Mrs. J,'#/ Crook'and other' relatives/ But orders were changed ami he novels idvlui; new cipv>!> their final train- liii! before uohii? Into combat, and. Mill' planning to Bet. ,hom<3 -sometime this summer. joye;l seeing beautiful linen and cliinii used for n nicnl. after four months or "rouglilng II." Sending Souvenirs Mrs. Colien eagerly is awaiting a package of "souvenirs" he is sending from Tarawa battles. Lieutenant Cohen, who celebrated his 40th birthday last .March by receiving a commission licu- Seabccs. "Hoot training" Is liard for young man but "Jiinini6" took: i( nnd cnme tbroiiRh with an excellent record. After speulal twining for supervisory work of conslruc\- ing nillilary objectives,, lie overseas in Oclolier. ' .Lieutenant nnd Mrs. Cohen's oiil.\ H was 'not thai wuy 1(11) jvnrs tip) when nearly two-lhlrds of our workers plowed Iho soil, bill things IIIUT changed.-Now t\vu farm hands working in a Held prudniv for nbie fue- lory workers whoso fnudllcs must eat. In statistics: Ten inllllmi farm hands slock tbe pmitries of W nillr lion other lalwurs. nut counting the wlilte-colli\r woikers. The factory town Is America's bhs urkct for farm products and prac- cally everything else. Those M mll- on workers last yc:ir vecelvcd 100 llllon dollars « year In Iheh' pay ivelojies; two-lhlrds ot Amerlcn'a allonal Income. Uveameis wlio ca- cen their necks toward Kurope ooklng for ppst-wiir farm prospev- ty need waking up, America's exerts in recent pre-wnr yeav:i hnvt een nmniiii; less (lian 6 per ecu f national Income. Kvery III lie bl iflps but It's .still 5 per cent. \Vo Help Oiirsclvrt Devastated Kurope can't do mucl or America BOOH after (be wai 'ost-wnr favi>rj] will be from us Ic hem, exclusively, and one- of on reatest possible services (o Kuvo icans would be to lower our tarll iars and buy what they can spar o they. In turn, may buy more o 'in- innnufncliired tjooils. We can' crve the rest of the world well un ess. our own people are prospering If Ingenuity and enlerprlsc ma emain free, our factories will h\ir \nd our farms (hrlve »9 never be ore. • shrapnel hole in his tent six inches above^the top of his bunk as silent testimony to the value of his foxhole." of water .to reach their objective .but despite the danger, every man in his battalion was alive when he, last wrote Mrs. Cohen. | He always writes "I am busy at my usual work and alright so don't worry. We have plenty to eat, in spite of everything." Apparently "forgetting" lo tell her of the bombing raids and the shrapnel hole "souvenir" he has in his bimk, Lieutenant Cohen's last letter included a description pf a delightful visit with the priest of the only Catholic church on the island. Invited to lea and Dinner, he and several other officers in charge en- tenant, senior grade, in the Navy, son. Ensign Jerr v . Cohen, realized an ainbilion fostered since the wjir stariccl. Born in Russia, he was educated there before coming to the United States as a young man. His desire lo serve his new country was so eiigiup "training school. 'D'clcrmific< hamper al.so lo serve his country^ he '(liti'.Vjff passed Ihe several rejections because of his eyes, A honor griulunlc. of Cornel' University in 1043, he. now Is.im- al the llarlfqic in - 3S t i« rrat he.clld not.let. hi s .age h 1 ' 1 " alui eiillSlc<i in one ° ae of Ihe jel Ihe first toughest branches because of bis kept trying until he qualifications in work done by lhc physical examinations. THE TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL CO. Blaster Exterminators Allen Biilillc, Manager Free Inspection & Estimates • Goff Hotel Phone 2028 E, H. FORD, General Agent, National Equity Life Insurance Co. Telephone 3185 Macoupin Seed Soybeans Germination Average 88-5% R. D HUGHES GIN CO. South Broadwayr—Blythevilte Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M.S.M. OKGANIST and TEACHKR PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teachec For Appointment Write Mrs. Fowlston HOI .Ohlckasawb* or Phonis 2MI SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS, properly designed, arc remembered always. Our flowers are always fresh, and all work is guaranteed to please. Let our expert designers help you wllh your floral needs. ^FLOWERSHOP T.T.n. Service We Deliver Anywhere Ph. 4S1 Mrs. 1. M. (M»c) Williams, owner Qlencoe Blif. Genuine Oliver PARTS & EQUIPMENT Combines - Disc Harrows - Hay Rakes • Walking - Planters • etc. HARRISON AUTO PARTS & GARAGE Expert Anto Repair Work 517 W. Ash Phone 2552 Tax Assessment This Is the Year for Assessing Persona! Property and Farm Lands ASSESS YOUR PROPERTY NOW AND MAKE SURE ITS RIGHT // you tall to assess your property the law requires me to assess it for you. You know the value of your property better than anyone ehc. Please help me to fix. the proper value on your property. W. W. (Buddy) WATSON County Assessor ; Heart Ctiunnr rrews wunt «rtn IlydranBcas bear,blue flowers In eld soil, pink llowers hi neutral soil. , . • iMEXSANA . MiOICATED POWDEB Easter Flowers! I'or Kuster ,v>e would suggest that you jiliice your or<lcr, early. Tcle- Br:i]ih orders tnrnl be In by Thursday lo Insure delivery. We will appieclad' Ulyllievllle' olll- 7«ns uillhij! early ami placing Ibclr orders fur— Cut Waivers,. Tolled Vlanls (inelmllni; nutted Kaslcr (.Hies, Yellow (Win Lilies anil Hydrangeas) anil Ctir.saucs . . . Give us lime mi corsiiiics and don'l lie ills:i|i|iolnlril. We will linvc Qrchht, Gardenia, Sired I'cas, Hoses and Carnallou corsage*. Visit Our Greenhouse and Flower S/ipp HEATWS Home of Flowers Davis at Franklin Phone 549 S1UH ItNiVfll L fi CO, INC Llllli- itock, Ark •WA (W omen, of Ofmerica OLORS! Share the trials and triumphs, enjoy the heritage of Victory thqt's been the history of the Marines for 168 years! Help these liberty- loving sons keep the faith, as they always have . . . Speed them to the spot where they are needed the most! Free a Marine to fight. Visit the Women's Reserve Headquarters'iri the Arkansas State Police Office, City Ha//, any day tfifs week for information, • -- U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve This Advertisement Contributed By

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