The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1955
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER IT, 195S BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Farmers Want Encouragement—and Pay For Producing Better Quality Crops By OVID A. MARTIN Associated Frets Farm Reporter WASHINGTON (AP) — Demands are rising from farmers that government farm programs be refashioned to encourage — and compensate — them for producing better quality food and fiber crbps. Recent hearings held by the Senate Agriculture Committee on the problem of declining farm .income showed that many producers now realize that much of the responsibility for their low prices should be placed on overproduction of poor quality products. Markets take the better quality I commodities, leaving the poorer grades to pile up In government surplus stocks, where they ver- hang markets and depress prices. In many areas witnesses testified that present farm prgrains often fail to take quality into account in offering price support aid or allotting production shares. Half Unfit Farmers in Kansas, the nation's No. 1 wheat state, said they think more than half the government's billion-bushel stock of wheat is unfit for human consumption. They want it dumped for livestock feed. Under the price support and crop control programs, wheat and other crops have been dealt with on a fairly uniform basis, regardless of quality. Proposals were advanced that growers be offered 90 to 100 per cent of parity on good quality wheat used for food. Wheat unsuitable for food would be supported at SO to 60 per cent of parity. (Parity is the price goal 01" federal farm programs.) Advocates said this would force low-quality wheat growers out of business. Under this year's program, for instance, all wheat is being supported at 82.5 per cent of parity, with slight premiums tor quality grain and slight discounts f°i - poorer grades. In Cotton Arcfcs Hearings in Southern and Far Western 'C o 11 o n-growing states brought out pleas for quality provisions in programs for cotton. Much of the government's surplus cotton is known to be of lower grades. California growers contend there is no surplus of the type of cotton they grow. There appeared to be a growing awareness among many fanners that a failure to put greater emphasis on quality has been resulting in losses of some foreign markets. This is especially true among producers of wheat, cotton and rice. The hog larmer — who has been having his share of price troubles recently — is beginning to lay more stress on the production of "meat-type" rather than "lard or fat-type" hogs. Hogs Too Fat There is a realization that consumers prefer pork with little fat on it. Yet, the bulk of the hogs being produced are of a type that puts a large amount of fat on the carcass rather than lean meat. Producers said that if markets offered a higher premium lean- type hogs, fa rmers would be encouraged to produce more of them and fewer of the fat-type animals. The committee found strong support for present programs which permit producers of fruits, some vegetables and potatoes to set up marketing programs which fceep low-quality products from entering Interstate markets. Some farmers urged that these programs be broadened to take in more commodities, . .Tomorrow: The "soil bank" plan Despite Physical Handicaps, Man 73, Stays at His Work By LOU PANOS BALTIMORE W)—The doc said it was okay, so George Barnes is back in the hat-cleaning business. Business is pretty good too, even if you don't make any allowances for the fact that George is 73 and doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the past two years have: 1. Amputated his right leg above the knee because of congested blood vessels. The left leg was amputated lor the same reason in 1944. 2. Removed about 80 per cent or his stomach because of cancer. 3. Relieved him of an aneurysm, or balloon-like swelling, of the aorta, the main blood vessel of the body. Can't Sit Around "I don't see any reason why I should jusc set aroun' and collect relief checks and look at myself in the glass.' 'George said today. "I feel just as good as I've ever felt." He sat erect, in his wheel chair, looking through the window at people passing by on Pennsylvania Avenue. Behind him, stacked high on tables around the shop, were scores of spotless hats. "When I went back to Dr. John Harvey last week and told him I wanted to get off the welfare and go back to work, he was really tickled," he said. George seemed pretty tickled himself. He explained this is more than just a case of an old man trying to keep busy. "It might show so many people that if they just try to do something, they can do it," he said. "But if you don't even try, you're whipped. George lives alone and cooks his own meals in his quarters adjoining the shop. His marriage ended in separation 20 years ago. There were no children. He shuns the movies, ha4 a telephone but no radio or television. "I like to read the Bible a lot after I close the shop. You'd be surprised how that helps you the next day when you run into a problem." Huge Steam Plant Completed KINGSTON. Tenn. tf»—A celebration today marked completion of what the Tennessee Valley Authority calls the world's largest steam plant for generating electricity. Equipment delays have postponed actual completion of the plant until later in the month, but. employes already had scheduled the celebration so TV A decided to let 'er rip. The Kingston steam plant will be the fourth which TVA has put in full operation since 1951. It was built principally to satisi'y the. ire- mendous power demands of atomic installations at nearby Oak Ridge. Three other steam plants are under construction. 4 Million Tons The plant will burn a 50-ton carload of coal every six minutes, or enough to heat four good-sized homes in Knoxvllle all winter. Its total annual coal.consumption will be more than four million tons. It will use more than one million gallons of water per minute, more than is used for all purposes in New York City, in its nine, steam condensers and other water-cooled equipment. It cost nearly 200 million dollars, and required more than 22 million man-hours of planning, designing and construction. It will have a rated capacity of 1,600.000 kilowatts energy, 15 times the capacity of Norrfs Dam, TVA's first hydroelectric, facility which was completed 19 years ago. Even this, however, is 400,000 kilowatts short of Oak Ridge power needs, and the remainder is made up by other TVA facilities. . When the Kingston plant's ninth and last generating unit goes into operation, it will boost TVA's steam-generating capacity to a total of more than five million kilowatts. This compares with a total hydro capacity of the agency's system of about 3\2 million kilowatts. The plant has been producing at part-capacity since the first unit went into operation last Feb. 8. Other steam plants completed by TVA since 1951 are Johnsonville, in west Tennessee; Widows Creek, in northeast Alabama; and Colbert, in north Alabama. Recruit- Poster His Weakness LOUISVILLE, Ky. Wi — Capt. John S. Bromley never could pass up a recruiting poster. At the age of 17. he saw a poster urging him to "join the Navy". He did. After four years with the Navy and the Marine Corps., as a medical tech nician, he was discharged in 1946 and returned to his home in Meadville. Pa. But the civilian fling lasted less than a year. He passed another poster, suggesting he join the Air Force. He did. winding up in Japan as a sergeant until 1940, Then he passed another poster, "join the Army." The transfer was arranged. :-?e was sent to officer candidate sc.:ool, and then to Korea for 18 months. Now, he's at Port K'.iox. test-fly- hv, wrecked airplanes—after they've b::n rebuilt. After 10 Years Crippled Fugitive Hitch-Hikes Miles to Give Self Up EAST LANSING. Mich, ifi— A repentant fugitive hitchhiked from Montana on crutches, to give himself up to police yesterday on a 10-year-old bad check charge. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge. Police said the 47-year-old man, painfully crippled by arthritis, seeks to re-establish himself in the com- i mimity. They withheld his identity. | He ivas also wanted for breaking] parole, but officers have recommended that his parole be extended. A decision is expected within a week. Police said a warrant for his arrest on the check charge lapsed several years ago and that checks needed for evidence have been lost. Smart Burglar LOOP CITY. Neb. WI — It was "county government day" last j Tuesday and high school students j from over the county crowded , in | and out of offices. Came the noon hour and visitors were ushered out I of the county clerk's office before the key was turned in the door. That is — most of them were. Left behind-was a burglar who took $585 in cash. What he took was money paid in by hunters for licenses. "I wanted to get a clean start in life," he told police, "and the only way was to come back and face the consequences of my mistakes. I was tired of running." He said he talked the matter over with his 17-year-old son, who recently enlisted in the Navy. "We thought that if I had to return to prison I could serve my sentence and be out by the time my son gets out of the Navy so we could be together again," he said. "He's a fine boy and I hope someday to earn his complete respect." Take Powder- Not a Shower LOS ANGELES WI — Instead of a shower, fiye prisoners took a powder at Lincoln Heights Jail. Still wearing street clothes, the five were herded into the first floor shower room yesterday where they climbed a ladder left by workmen and escaped unnoticed through a window. All were either charged or convicted of misdemeanor violations. They had been ordered into the room to change from civilian to Jail garb. OUCH!—Just looking at Julia as she and her partner rehearse their act In London can make your bones ache. But Darvas and Julia, specialty d.inccrs, have trained for this sort of thing, which is why they appeared before Queen Elizabeth in the Royal Variety Performance »t Victoria Halact- ThMtrai THOMPSON'S ANNOUNCES The biggest natva since dinners tvere invented! * THE NEW WATER REPELLENT ALL-COTTON DIAPER COVER FOR DAY OR NIGHT USE. no more lint plastic or air-tight rubber lining SLEEPY-DRYE Ictg baby* body fr.r-e.a-f.A-0 ... air circulate* freely. Specially constructed crotch confines nil tcctnett to diaper, e.xclttt'n-e tide "Shir-Tabs" pin to baby't diaper .thirtt; keeping shirt dry too! ^^""7S I won't bind • chafe • or retain odor > rsn't crack * pri*! • or stiffen t made of new, improved Repeltluil* knitted fabric I unrn o*er single or double diapers —- ; \ tliej're ideal training pants later ^ ^ ^ ^ f \-> white T pink • blue • maiz< •/•& (, 1 o 3 mat. a 15 It:. ? (BIOS. 15-11 Ibi. 3 1! moi. IMJ Ibi. 4 11 mat. 11-11 11:. THOMPSON'S Young Ages 114 W. Main St. Blytheville's Newest and Moat Modern Children's Shop Come By and Look Us Over MISSING — Mrs. Jean Pinion, 31, wife of a Caruthersville dentist, borrowed a neighbor's Cadillac and mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago. She is believed to be an amnesia victim and was last reported seen in St. Louis. MANILA NEWSl Mr. and Mrs. John Felts and son, Jobri Alien, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pelts of Manila. return home to stay this week-end. Among those attending the funeral of Charles Bunch in Hornersville, Mo., last Monday were Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Flceman, Charley Pleeman, J. C. Chapln, Mrs. John Pleeman, Cecil Pleeman, Mrs. Charley Henry, Mrs. Bessie Shasteen, Mrs. A. B. Jones, Mrs. Clyde Wilson, Miss Nettie Lnyton Wilson, Mrs. Nettle Lay and Travis McCullough. Mr. Bunch was a former resident of Manila. Rev. and Mrs. Norris Steele and children of North Little Rock and Mrs. Gene Holt and children were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Davidson, Wednesday. Rev. Guy D. Magee has resigned as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Manila after serving for the past six and one-half years. Sunday night, a fellowship meeting was held after the regular B. T. U. and church services, in the church dining room, in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Magee. Dale, Carter and Clarence Williams led the group in hymn singing. Following the singing, Dale Carter presented Rev. and Mrs. Magee with a linen table cloth with matching napkins. Refreshments of cake, coffee, and cold drinks were served to the group. Rev. Magee will begin his new work as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville, Mo., Nov. 21. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Potter were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fairchild and family. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith visited their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bibb, in Monette Sunday afternoon. Dr. Franklin Threlkeld of Lincoln, Neb., was a visitor of his grandfather, Ulie Threlkeld, and other relatives in the Brown community last week. Dr. Threlkeld is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Threlkeld of Manila. Mrs. Lloyd Bibb and Mrs. Joe Threlkeld were guests of their sister, Miss Virginia Threlkeld, Sunday. Mrs. R. A. Croom and son, Donnie, visired her parents, Mr. and mia. me, visited ner piuents, ivii. BIIU Mr. and Mrs. James Felts and j Mrs. A. Landcaster, in Leachville, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Donner and | recently. son Gerry were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee Lunsford and Mr and Mrs I D. Shedd. The din-'family of East Chicago. 111., visit- ner was especially to celebrate ed Mr. Lunsford^ sister and fam- Mrs. Donner's birthday anniversary. Lt. and Mrs. Jack Burgett and daughter, Jan, of Fort Smith, were week end visitors in Manila visit- rs. orrs aso her son. A. A. Howard Morris and a buddy, Howard Davenport, who are stationed at Millington. Term. j friends and relatives. Mrs. L. H. Goodson and daughter, Mrs. Bob Galloway, and her daugther, Pam, returned home recently after spending a few days visiting Rev. and Mrs. Bobby Al-1 j unless 01 ivir. r. \ Gertrude Allen. Mr. and Mrs. James Samples of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Homer and St. Louis, Mo., were home for the! son. Ellis Green, and Mrs. Howarc Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Allen and son, Danny, were called to Alton visiLing n-cv. «"w I'iu. *jv~~j i.. ; jjj j^^ weekrind because of the len and daughters. Susan and Mary i illness of Mr _ Allen's mother, Mrs Lynn, of Garland, Tex. ' - - ••• weekend visiting their family and other relatives. Mrs. Hattie Mae Grimes was home for the week-end. She returned to Memphis late Sunday afternoon -where she will continue treatment at the Met.'.oalst Hospital after recent surgery. She will ily, Mrs. Harry Potter, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Swink and children, Nin. Gary, Myron, and Alicia, of Marmnduke, were weekend guests of Mrs. Nina Morris. Mrs. Morris also had as her guests Perkins' Memphis last them home for » few days visit with friends and relatives. W. M. Davidson has on display in his store window, a sweet potato of the Nancy Hall variety, weighing seven pounds. The potato measured ten Inches long and 19 inches around. The potato was grown by Mrs. Bob Hill In her garden in the Blackwater community. Mrs. Hill stated the potato was never plowed but cultivated with a garden hoe. Mrs. C. S. Reynolds, Vernon Reynolds and sons, Rickey and Danny, Mrs. N. Goodson and Mrs. Eva Burlison attended the funeral of C. L. Snider in Monette Monday. Joe Dean Pierce and Gene Baugher spent the weekend in Hot Springs visiting Joe Dean's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Pierce, Mrs. Ode Vance of Monette was a guest of Mrs. A. B. Jones Monday. Superintendent Roy L. Ashabranner announced that 1,011 students have enrolled in the Manila schools this year. This is 100 more students than was enrolled last year. The "Arketts" of Arkansas State College sang at the assembly Tuesday morning. Miss Millie Johnston, a former Manila High graduate, is a member of the Arkettes. Tile Manila Educational Assn. met Monday at 7 p.m. at the Lions club room for the monthly business meeting. Mrs, McDonald and her helpers prepared and served a dinner of beef and gravy, creamed peas, candied sweet potatoes, slaw, cake, and peaches. Hugh Miles assumed his duty as new president of the association and conducted the business session in a very efficient manner. Mrs. Peggy Cheadle, program chairman, asked for ideas as to what kind of programs the group desired. Several good suggestions were given from which the programs of the year will be selected. Mr. Ashabranner gave a report of the meeting which he and Mr. Adkins attended in Little Rock last rns week. They went to consult a doc tor for Ellis Green. Mrs. Dial Ballavd, Mrs. Dan White, Mrs. Clyde Farmer and Mrs. Amos Decker were shopping in Memphis Tuesday. Mrs. Gerald Wallace of Memphis accompanied styled for new kitchen beauty. Whit a mbd Sturdy ,**J o»-tr«c«m ... loaded with Umremng, work-saving feature*. Mot a UffoM Sec this xuumf ntae at a new low price, Hurry vfaifc tbii oOac JUM lute. Feofun-potked for votu* I 0»*p»««, «ij-f«s»*tn8 porcelain-enameled sle*l top . Gi»nl, twin drainboards . Deep, K»my, no-splash bo»l . BeauWul diiomn plated handles . Impressed soap dish . Swing- Ing mt»ng-l«Ket provides exact water temperature rJ«ske<J . Crumb-cup strainer wlchet te(y», haH-turn converts bowl lo dishpan • Wipe-elfin, Hi-Bake enamel finish . Easy- to-dwn, rounded contours . Rubber bumpers cushion door closings; positive-acting torpedo catches . Recessed toe and v.nee space makes standing easier . Right height (36*) for easy sMiH • STEEL conslruclion throuBtiont . Plus many more Youn<sto«n KKctons Food Waste Dispose* Msrly installed We Give Quality Stamps Adams Appliance Co., Inc. "Tht Oldest Applianc» Store in Mississippi County" 106 • 208 W. Main Ph. 2-2071 week. The time of the MBA was changed to meet the first Monday night in each month instead ot the last. A mattress pad needs no Ironing. Experts say that ironing actually breaks down those air spaces and absorbent. make tin pad puffy Just Another Way of Saying ... COTTON BEIT FREIGHT SERVICE LEVEE TAXES Will Be Delinquent December 1st I Will Be In BLYTHEVILLE thru Saturday NOV. 19th At the Courthouse OSCEOLA, NOV. 21st To NOV. 30th At the Courthouse Mail Your Check With Exchange or Money Order Without Exchange Together With Your Tax Statement To: Emily P. Trammel, Collector Box 358, Wilson, Ark. 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