The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 13, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
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TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEJC Arkonsons In Woshington State's 7955 Farm. Income Increased by $50 Million By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a billion dollar drop nationally, Arkansas farmer: wound up 1955 with a cash income of some 50 million dollars above 1954. The state was one of nine showing a gain of 5 per cent or more over 1954. Arkansas' gain was 9 per cent. Arkansas farmers took in $811,- position on support prices for farm 616,000 from sales of livestock and crops last year, compared with $559,452,000 in 1654. These are figures from a Department of Agriculture report. ; What held the Arkansas farm income up in 1955 in the face of a national drop was. of course, the big cotton crop, produced in the face of an acieage reduction The report shows that Arkansas farmers took in $429,041,000 from crops, including cotton, during 1955 compared with $378,348.000 in 1954. There also was a slight increase in receipts from livestock market- ings—$182,575.000 in 1955 against $181,104,000 in 1954. Compared with Arkansas' Increase of 9 per cent, Alabama showed a boost of 17 -per cent, Missouri a decline of 5 per cent, Oklahoma a drop of 10 per cent, Texas a decrease of one per cent and Louisiana a 3 per cent decline. Federal conservation payments to Arkansas farmers swelled the cash Income total by $4,531.000. Arkansas' two . senators went (Sown the line with the Democratic products this week. It was quite a struggle and there was heavy pressure both ways. The result was an Eisenhower administration victory and defeat of the Democratic § proposal to return to supports of 90 per cent of parity in place of retaining flexible, supports. The administration and some cotton growers from the South applied pressure for the flexible system while the Democrats pushed for 90 per cent supports. Some Democrats, including Sens. Eastland and Stennis of Mississippi supported the administration position. The administration held out three inducements as bait for southerners to support the flexible support proposal: (1) The government would enter the world cotton mark on a competitive basis Aug. 1 (2) the secreatry at agriculture would set the 1956 support price f cotton at about 87 per cent of parity, and (3) the »dministratlon would support a proposal to set the 1957 and 1958 cotton allotment total at the 1956 level. Some cotton growers felt this would be > good package deal hat it-would tdvisable to preveni a cut in cotton acreage in return or a continuation of flexible sup iorts. However, Sens. MoClellati and i'ulbright of Arkansas didn't see i 1 that way. Fulbright said farmers needed lelp immediately and the best waj provide it was to return to the high support level. McClellan took the position the whole thing would have to be written into the bill, that it wasn' wise to rely on some one's word Regardless of what bill the Sen ,te anally Bussed, the matter wil have to return to the House for .pproval since the House last yea >assed legislation to return to the ligh support prices. History Testers Find Reason Why Harold Lost at Hastings CIRENCESTER, England (fl — Six volunteer history-testers staggered in Sunday night with the reason King Harold lost the battle of Hastings: his men were too darned footsore to fight. The volunteers wore helmest and 40 pounds of chtin mail, »nd carried Bhlelds, battle axet and spMri. Their grind covered JO miles of grass-grown, rutted trail, the Old Roman Road between Bath ahd.Cir- encester. They finished u w»»ry men. It wa« » test ran to see whether history could be right in jay- ing Saxon King Harold's forces marched 200 miles from Stamford Bridge to Hastings in 10 days back in.. 1066. Some modem experts claim this was Impossible without horses. Asked whethtr n« eould have up for anoSur nine days, one volunteer, nursing > blistered foot, crisply told » reporter: "I could have kept up the walk- Ing, ill right, but I wouldn't hivt been fit to fight any bloody battle with .William the Conqueror when I got there." The volunteers, »11 members ef the Surrey Walking Club, were enlisted by the British Broadcasting Corp. The BBC plans to stage a Battle of Hastings television program on June S, and wanted to make sure history isn't being rldic ulous about march. Harold's famous Strange rV/ertdiMp LAWNDALE, Q»lif. tm—Tbt best of friends are Mrs. Amy Kendig's pets, Dugan, Raima and Bouncy. They eat from th« same plate and sleep In the »arn« bed, she says ruc*n is a cat, Raima l white rti and Bouncy > dof. The American lobster carries •round its eggs lor nearly * year after they are laid. Henry Clay had casks of Old Crow sent to his home regularly! Senator Henry Clay ordered Old Crow shipped by the band to his home in the nation's capital. NOW IN A MILDER, LOWER- PRICED 86 PKOOF MOTTLING I KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Old Crotu 100 Proof Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey available as laual OLD CROW tHE OLD CROW DISTILLERY COMPANY, DIVISION OF NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORPORATION. FRANKFORT, KY.' American Electric Supply Inc. Wholesale Distributors of Electrical Supplies and Construction Materials. 213-15 (rtor) Wolnut-BlytheviUi-Ph. 3-8353 104 -106 E, Word — Jonesboro, Ark. - Ph. WE 5-5385 Anaconda Wire & Cable—GE Lamps & Devices Square D Motor Controls & Service Equipment . Ramset TooN and Supplies Progress, Prwcollte, Light & Power Light Fixtures. HEAT MASTER WATER HEATERS NUTONE FANS— HOODS CHIMES RENT A RAMSETTOOL FROM ITALY-This statue, a replica of the famous Discus Thrower" by ancient Greek sculptor Myron, is a gilt to the American people . from Italy. Shown in front of the • White House in Washington, it was presented by Italy's President Giovanni Gronchi during recent visit his US Churchmen Invited to Visit Estonia Capital MOSCOW Ml — U. S. Protestant churchmen visiting the Soviet Onion yesterday received an invitation to tour Tallin, capital of Estonia, which has been barred to all foreigners since World War n. Tallin surprisingly was Included in the itinerary proposed for the delegation by Metropolitan Nikolai second ranking clergyman of the Russian Church, in the first formal conference he held with the Americans. Other cities of religious significance which Nikolai suggetsed the Americans might see were Kiev and I_:ningrad. He said in all three cities they could visit historic spots and hold discussions .with local Orthodox churchmen. No immediate decision was made by the visitors concerning their tour. After the meetings, Dr. Eugene Blake of Philadelphia, president of ths National Council of Churches, presented a large silver chalice to Patriarch Ali-vpi nf trip Russian Church in a ceremony at the patri- archate. This was the first meeting between the patriarch .of all Rus- sias and a. representative group of American churchmen since the Bolshevik Revolution. Further conferences with the Metropolitan and his aides are to be held today and Wednesday. Read Courier News Classified Ads Hearing Planned On Millwood Dam WASHINGTON 1*1 — An Army Engineers' Board of Eeview plans to hold public hearings soon on a dispute over whether proposed Millwood Dam on Little Elver will bn constructed to form a reservoir Maj. Gen. E. C. Itschner, assistant chief of engineers for civil works, said a field engineers' report recommends a "cry" dam which would provide flood protection for the southwest Arkansas area, but would not Impound water. When Congress first approved the project, it was planned as a "wet" dam to impound water over 200,000 acres, said Gen. Itschner. Since the change in plans, residents of Hope, Texarkana and several other cities have organized a water district to seek restoration of the original construction program. They contend that the reservoir Is needed to provide water for municipal, agricultural and industrial uses. The dam is part of the Red River development program. The Little River is a tributary of the Red. FIRST STAT-3 FLOWER ,, First state to ptsa legislitlo* naming tn official st«t« flowtt was Vermont, which picked tlw red clover on November t, 1N4. Oklahoma's territorial legislator* had selected the mistletoe us tht territorial flower in 1893. CHATTER-BOX "A Better Place to Go." Ml So. 21st St. MICHELOB DRAFT BEER Grover L, Frailer, owner W. L. Puih, Mffr. DELTA PROPANE Co. 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