The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 8, 1956 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 8, 1956
Page 5
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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, J986 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Cotton Problem Threatens US Role As World Leader Bf SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — Cotton threaten* today to give Uncle Sam another headache in his role as a world leader. The fiber is deep in politics in this country. It seems about to set off an international, squabble if not a price war. Uncle Sam wants to sell tile sur- bales that could be dumped. plus cotton abroad at the world price. At first glance that would seem fair enough, sine* this country in recent years has lost most of its once dominant position in the world market because Its price became higher than the world price. The United States could get back in the market by.^ selling at what the others get. The rub comes in this: much of the world markets lost while U.S. cotton was being priced above world prices were won by friendly nations, and parilcul; by some the United States strenuously wooing.. - Nations Protest Just as the American cotton farmer would be horrified if Washington announced it would dump Its huge, surplus of government- owned '-cotton . on the domestic market, so these, nations are protesting the . proposal to offer this surplus -on the world nfarket at prices lower than those supported by government policy at home. Uncle Sam's . problem is real enough. He.has.stacked up in his warehouses some 11 million bales oi 'cotton. He expects that to rise to 14 million bales by next August, the time Agriculture Secretary Benson has set for his drive to double U.S. cotton exports. Cotton is the big drag on farm exports , now From July-to January this country shipped abroad 60 per-cent less cotton than in the same seven-month period in the previous fiscal year. 5 Million Bales Benson hopes to sell five million bales abroad by loweing the price .to what other nations are getting. This would ' be almost dpuble what was shipped.last year but still only about half what was exported in the heydey of U.S. cotton exporting history. «' Other nations with cotton to sell won't welcome this five-million- bale competition. Even more they'B fear the 11 or 12 million Right now U.S. foreign policy Is entangled with the troubled Middle East. In that area-cotton-exporting countries include Egypt, Pakistan, Syria and Turkey — all of whom the United States would like on its side. Mexico, Brazil and Peru also export cotton. Court Upholds Wire Service In inng Newsman ft •*. _ to _ i ;. f NEW YORK W—A State Supreme Court referee has upheld the right of the United Press to dismiss newsman Theodore S. Polumbaum for his conduct before a congressional committee investigating Com- n'Unist activities. ,Referee Carroll G. Walter Monday said "the • arbitrator's findings that there was just and sufficient cause for the discharge terminates the controversy." The court dismissed a suit brought by the American Newspaper Guild seeking Polumbaum's reinstatement with back pay. Walter said Polumbaum's conduct "made him no longer useful" to the United Press. Polumbaum, a television news script writer in the United Press Boston Bureau, was dismissed after he appeared before the House Un- American Activities Committee in Washington April 21, 1953. He claimed constitutional privilege in refusing to say whether he was or had been a member of the Communist party. By id to Discuss Land Claims in MIAMI BEACH, Pla. (fl — Bear Adm. Richard E. Byrd says he will discuss claims to land in Antarctica with officials in Washington. Byrd, director of the U. S. Antarctic expedition, arrived Tuesday nlgth from Panama and said he p'ans to leave Friday for Washington. "We will discuss claims to the land that we explore," he said, but he declined to say whether he would recommend that the land be claimed for the United States. "These claims are naturally a delicate matter," he said. He said there had been no friction with the Russians or other nations in Antarctica. He said about 200 men are now In Antarctica, representing Russia, Argentina, New Zealand,. Australia and the United States.. They are planning for larger exploratory forces who will represent about 40 nations in the Internation- appeal public appeal public BIG COT For half a century after the American Revolution, Havana ri- valled in population Rio de Janeiro, Buenos .Aires, and even New York City, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. On Disaster List WASHINGTON (ffl — The federal Small Business Administration has adaed three, more Arkansas counties to the-disaster area which sustained wind and flood damage on Feb. 14. Rep. Brooks Hays (D-Ark) has announced that Pope, Van Buren and'Sharp counties had been .included in the disaster area. The designation allows people whose homes or business houses were damaged by the turbulent weather to obtain low-interest government loans to finance repairs. . The day after the storms struck, the SBA made the help available to residents of Garland, Cleburne, Conway and Independence counties. Arkansas Post Bill Readied .WASHINGTON W) — Sen. Fulbright D-Ark says he soon will introduce a bill directing that Arkansas Post, the first white settlement in tousiana Territory, be declared a national park. The Fulbright bill also would direct the National Park Service to determine the exact location of. the old post, established by a group of French explorers headed by de Toni. Arkansas Post is on the Arkansas River, south of DeWitt, Ark. Antarctic Washington al Geophysical Year program starting July 1, 1957. With The Courts CIRCUIT COURT (Criminal) Robert Rockett, appeal Jrom Municipal Court, drunk driving. Prank Lawshe, appeal from Municipal Court, failure and refusal to provide maintenance of minor children. J. P. Harmon, appeal from Municipal Court, assault with a dead-: ly weapon. Homer Wynes, grand larceny, information filed. Carl D. Johnson, abandonment, information filed. Allen Clayton, assault with intent to kill, information filed. Horace A. Chambers, from Municipal Court, drunkenness. Horace A. Chambers, from Municipal Court, drunkenness and parking on sidewalk. Jsck E. Parrish, appeal from Municipal Court, public drunkenness. Lonzo Holbrooks, appeal from Municipal Court, disturbing peace. Bob Malone, disturbing peace, information filed. Wesley Felker, appeal from Municipal Court, drunk driving. Leroy Mullins, appeal from Municipal Court, speeding. Douglas B. Mcnwain, protecting, curing, preparing and possessing marihuana, information filed. L. L. Bearden, appeal from Municipal Court, public drunkenness. L.. L. Bearden, appeal from Municipal Court, carrying concealed weapon. . Horace Chambers, appeal from Municipal Court, disturbing peace. (Civil) . Connie Modinger Jr., dba Con- nie's-Conoco'Service, vs. O. ,T. Straberry, appeal from Municipal Court, damages.: .', Valley" States Oils, Inc., vs. B. W. Kleffner, note. Charles Miller vs. F: E. Scot, damages. J. ,W.< Province vs. Robert Hall and Mrs. Robert Hall, lien. In .the matter of Manila-West road, appeal from County Court. Artis T. Brewer vs. William H. Sacrider, damages. L. L. Bearden.vs. Chadad Abraham and Larry Morse, damages. Sewer Improvement District No. 6 et al, vs. Ed Rogers. PENNEYlS ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY! LADI 0ALS WORKING! LOOK OUT... FOR BAROAMM MM AHONAI WITS...KLEOID, PRICED FOR YOU BY KNNEY WOMEN ONLY! 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"I submit that our educators, philosophers, psychologists and social workers have failed to keep pace with our technologists. The latter have created a great wealth of leisure, yet Americans, like King Midas, are near bankruptcy in terms of using that wealth." Suspects Aid In Road Block COOPERSVUiE, Mich. (/P) — A report that burglars were heading his way sent Deputy Sheriff Keith Averill speeding to the edge of town to block the escape route. He stopped the first car he saw and asked the driver and passenger to help set up a roadblock. "Sure thing," they replied. Minutes later fellow deputy Marvin Pratt came to a screeching halt at the barricade. "Grab those men," Pratt yelled, pointing at the pair manning the roadblock. "They're the guys .we're looking for." Police said a search of their car disclosed the burglary loot. Grace to Delay Monaco Trip HOLLYWOOD W — Princess-to- be Qrace Kelly will wait until after the Academy Award presentations March 21 before, leaving for New York and her wedding in Monaco. The blonde actress, who won an* Oscar last year for "The Country Girl," will make the presentation to this year's best actress. On the set of perhaps her last picture, "High Society," she told newsmen she originally planned to leave March 15 for last-minute tmusseau shopping in New York. "I'm so far behind now in preparations that I won'feven have time for last-minute details," she said. Asked to comment; on Prince Rai- nior's recent statement in New York that she will retire from Illms after their wedding next month, she replied: "Anything His Highness wishes Sine with me." Read Courier News Classified Adi. FITZPATRICK'S TRADE-IN SALE so you pay only Pay.fl Weekly TRY IT FREE FOR 14 FULL DAYS if you d«n't ogree it's one of the finest watch values you've ever seen, return it for full refund. 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