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TCTWDA-Y, MAY 20, 1952 Bi/rnraviu.E (ARK.) COURIER NEW* Potato Shortage Provides Hot Debate on U.S. Farm Program WASHINGTON Mt—This- year's potato shortage seems to be providing Just about as heated a debate on the federal farm programs 153 did the government project of killing little pigs to raise pork prices in the early 1930s. Officials say there's considerable .criticism of ceilings on potato prices and a Jack of price supports. The pig-killing program raised ^Qsuch a furor lhal, every time meat has become scarce since then, the Agriculture Department lias btvn flooded, with an avalanche of mail harkenuiB back to those days. That plan, sponsored by Henry A. Wallace, then the agriculture sccre- (ary, was designed to boost hog .prices by reducing pork supplies. Production Was Cut The current potato shortage developed largely because farmers cut production 20 per cent last year. Most of this reduction came in the late potato crop — that portion winch goes into storage for use during the winter, spring and early summer. • Farmers reduced their output after Congress directed the Agriculture Department lo withdraw price supports. Congress did away with supports because they had cost the government more than 600 million dollars over a 10-year period. Price Collapse Feared Fearing a possible price collapse, farmers turned to more promising crops. When it nee a me apparent that .Blocks might not be large enough •prices started moving upward. The -"Office of Price Stabilization stepped in with ceilings. But until corrected, inequities in ceilings as applied 1 market by market served to divert supplies to some markets and away from others. Th« shortage has been aggravated by black markets whloh have given some consumers more than their share. • frkt Slablllwr Ellis Arnall urg«d yesterday that the public fight against black marketing by refiwhigr to pay more than eeilinir prl»e. Arnall predicted lu a statement that the shortage would be relieved in the next four to six weeks by rnorement of new potatoes to rnarket. This early crop is grown mostly in Florida, Alabama, Texas and California. But the shortage Is not likely to be fully overcome until the Intermediate crop is harvested. This is grown in Midland states— the Carollnas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Maryland mid New Jersey. Both the early and intermediate crops this y»ar an later than usual—4 /act that i» prolonging the shortage. Weather conditions and desire of growers to 1st their potatoes grow to full size are fac tors delaying marketings. Nevertheless, agriculture officials expect ample supplies by mid- June—and possibly lower prices. Ridgway Begins Week-Long Course on Building WASHINGTON tfl — Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, a veteran leader ot lighting troops in World War II and Korea, began today .an Intensive one-week course in'how io build up and command a standby Allied army In Europe. He will get advice from President Truman, military nnd diplomatic representatives of (he United Slates and 13 other member na- lions of the North Atlantic' Treaty Organization and United Nations officials. In (his week. Ridgway also will tell senators his plans for taking over as new supreme commander of NATO forces, the job Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is leaving io enter the Republican presidential nomination campaign. Quesfionlnr expected The Senale Armed Services and Foreign Relations Commillees, which invited Ridgway to appear before them, also are expected to ask him about affairs in the Far East, particularly the prisoner-of- war Incidents on Koje Island. Ridgway arrived hern by plane last night. Gen. Omar Bradley chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was among the high civilian and military officUls at Nalional Airport to greet him. Bradley praised him for his "grand job" as U.N. commander in the J'ar East and said he was sure he would do just as well in the European command. Ridgway promised ko "do my level best." Within an hour after arrival Ridgway went lo the White House accompanied by Bradley to pay his respects io the President. TlHw With rrMMrat Today, he hud x chance for a Ion* talk with Truman while mak- ing a one day trip with the President lo West Point for ceremonies in connection with Ihe isoth anniversary of the military academy After lhat he faces this busy schedule this week: 1. A series of meetings wiih the Joint Chiefs of staff, the standing group and military representatives of NATO. 2. A reception by Bradley at his Ft. Mycr. Va., quarters, wiiere Ridgway will meet (he ambassadors of Ihe 13 NATO nations. State and Defense Department leaders uml military attaches of the tl'eatj countries. 3. A news conference at Pentagon on Wednesday. 4. An address to press clubs of the capital at. a Friday luncheon 5. A two-day visit Saturday to U.N. headquarters in New York before heading for his cojiunand In Paris. the Montana GOP Meets Today HELENA, Mont, UP)—With backer* of Sen. Soberl A. Tart of Oilio apparently firmly In the saddle, Montana Republicans meet todaj to elect eight national convention delegates. Johnnit Kay Smiles? NEW YORK W— Weeping crooner Johnnie Ray says he has "only tears of joy" for his fiancee, pretty Marilyn Morrison. Arabia la believed by some authorities to be the original home of the Semitic peoples. It's Ready, Blytheville! Your New Store Located at 224 W. Chickasawba St., is Now Open for Business-Come in Today! Tall Tumbi«rs Four Colon Tea Glasses Florida Oranges J Grapefruit^ Loin Steak Marshscedless from Florida Size 64 Cut from U.S. graded Beef or Calf Canned Biscuits Marshmallows Nob Hill Coffee cant Fluffiest Brand 4 Lb. ^ F ~ For eating or roasting I Bag t Jl* Ground when you buy it. Served all this week. 1*.79c SAFEWAY Abilene Wonders About the Weather At Eisenhower Homecoming Hears ABILENE. K»n. (*—"I wonder wh.l kind ol weather we'll h«ve June 4?" That's the bit question to the resident* ot thii Central Kansas town who are getting ready tor th« mammoth homecoming of Oen Dwlght D. Elsenhower, potential Republican presidential candidate. The Weather 'Bureau cornea up with • sportinsr answer. "Five to one it'll be a fine day," commented a bureau spokesman at Kansas City. "Bui when it does rain in these parts lhal time of year, Brother, II can rain." The people around here are more curious about the kind of day it will be than they are about what the general will have to say at his homecoming speech. Krtrvone Has Decided Virtually every Abilene resident —man, woman and child—already has made up his or her rnind oti a choice /or the next President. "We not only like Ike here, we love him," said Charles Case, a retired merchant, in what just about sums up the altitude of the home folks toward a local Uoy who made good: Our ing a two-day celebration starling: -June 4, the rive-star general will lay the cornerstone lor a museum to house his war trophies. The S100.000 structure is going up on ground adjoining Ihe old Eisenhower family home, where Ike gre.'.v to manhood. Eisenhower also will make a public address, review a mammoth parade of 30 or 40 floats dejjiclinir his career and hold a press con- terence. One of the floats will show Ike iu the Willie House. Official Program That's the official program. But vention delegates to confer with <b« fr«n«r»t about the presidential campaign being carried on In his behalf. No one seems to agree on the size of the crowd which will b* on lifuid In this town of 1,000 population. H. B. I.jing, a milling company executive and co-chairmaii ot Hie general committee on arrangements, said: "We learned a lot about handling a crowd when Ike cnme home in 1945 after leading Ihe Allied forces to victory hi Europe dininr World War II." On that occasion mor« than 30,000 persons flocked lo Abilene. The arrangements committee feels there will be a lot more this lime, Scores of special Irahrs will help briny the crowd. Parking lots have been laid oul within Hie city limits to accommodate '20.000 automobiles. FOR SALE t'ontrrle culverts, I't mcfc t* 41 inch, plain ur rtpnfurrra Alt* CoarreU Huildiii t)loclt> efccap. er Ihin lumber for karat, chicken h»wi, piaip haUMi, truant h»SK. l»l ibeda. TY« deliver Call •> for tree MtiaaaU. 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