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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 195« BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREf Omnibus Farm Bill Will Make 2 Major Changes in Program By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Present federal farm programs would be changed in two general ways by an omnibus farm bill passed Monday night by the Senate and now headed toward a compromise-seeking conference with the House. It would add a soil bank plan support system for cotton, wheat designed to help reduce surpluses took part In anniversary Scout activltlM with Steele and Cooler troops Tuesday night In the Steele auditorium. These exercises were in commemoration of Scout anniversary. Folk dances and songs comprised the evenings entertainment which was followed by t«a at which Steele hostesses served. Approximately 100 scouus were present. Featured article "Three Good Sources of Prospect*" by Randall Workman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Voris Workman, appeared in March 1956 "Life 1 Insurance Selling" a monthly magazine published by Life Insurance Company of St. designed to retire unneeded crop land under which participating farmers would get annual payments up to 81,200,000,000. It would increase price supp6rts for most crops and dairy products. Most of the provisions of the bill fall within one or the other of these two categories. The changes affecting price supports in all probability would be more important this year than'the soil bank. That is so because there is a possibility the measure may not be enacted in time for the soil bank program to be put into effect'. Planting time is close at hand. Most Noticeable .The price support changes would be most noticeable in the case of wheat, corn, cotton, dairy prod- utcs and livestock feed grains Wheat would be supported at a national average of about S2.13 a bushel instead of the SI.81 already announced by Secretary of ' Agriculture Benson. Corn would be supported at about $1.55 bushel instead of the $1.40 already set. Cotton would be supported at about 29 cents a pound instead of the 28 cents Benson has said h has in mind. Milk sold for manufacturing purposes would be supported— through, government purchase of dairy products—at about $3.25 a hundred pounds instead of the present rate of S3.15. Butteriat would be supported at about 611 cents a pound instead of the present 56.2 cents—also through government buying of butter. Supports for feed • grains—such as oats, barley and sorghum grain —would have to be raised to bring them closer in line with the higher corn supports. The increases would range from about 5 to to cents » bushel over rates already- set. Narrow Operation The bill would retain the administration-backed flexible price and corn, but would narrow its operation. Under Uiis system, sup-: ports may be reduced as surpluses increase — the objective being to discourage output when supplies are too big. But the Senate bill would isolate a part of the surpluses and not count them in determining price support levels. Another provision to re-establish "dual parity" would help increase supports for these three crops. The department would be required to use an old parity formula or a riew modernized one, whichever is the higher, in setting price supports. The old formula was dropped this year under terms of the 1954 farm law. The Senate bill includes also a new 'optional wheat support program, starting with the 1957 crop. A two-price or "domestic parity" plan for wheat would go into effect then if approved by two-thirds of the growers and the secretary of agriculture. Growers would get full parity— which now is $2.51 a bushel—for their share of the wheat used as food in the domestic market. AH other wheat would bring only the prevailing export and livestock feed grain prices. About one half of the crop is used domestically as food. Two ParU The soil bank plan — which is —has two parts. Under one — called the acreage reserve — payments would be made farmers who during the crop years 1956 through 1959 planted fewer acres to wheat, corn, cotton, rice, peanuts and tobacco than they would be permitted to grow under federal allotments. These payments could total as much as 750 million dollars a year. In general these payments would be determined by, multiplying the normal yield of the diverted land by one-half the price support raet for the crop being underplanted. For example, should the normal yield in the case of idled wheat land be 15 bushels an acre and the price support average $2.13 a bushel, the payment would be 15 times $1.07 or a total of $16.05 an acre. Under the other "part of the soil bank—called the conservation re- resrve—payments totaling up to 450 millions a. year would be made farmers who took some of their less productive cropland out of cultivation and put it to grass, trees, water ponds and the like. Payments would average $19 an acre to help establish such land into non-crop uses. In addition, an annual rental averaging $10 an acre would .be paid. : HOLLAND NEWS B; Mrs. E4 fUmpfam. it Hostess Mrs. Quy Norrtd enter- led with seasonal blooms and flow- taincd 12 members of culbertson Club Thursday afternoon in her home. When the club roll was called, alert answers on "How To Im- .prove Storage Space" were signif- icient of this club's ingenuity Mrs. Norrid's home was beautil'- ering potted plants. In honor of the approaching Irish holiday, refreshments consisted of a St. Patric salad plate served with both hot and iced drinks. Holland Girl Scouts and brownies SPRING BLOSSOMS FORTH New as dew . . . fresh as a daisy Zellner's outstanding Spring collection of nationally advertised shoes . . . fashioned right for your prettiest and most comfortable Spring. See them today and make your selection while our stock is complete. ZELLNER'S SLIPPER SHOP 904 W. Main St. Phon. PO 3-3362 . Mr. Workman, who lives in a St. Louis suburb with his wife and two children, received his B. S. degree in music education from the University of Missouri. He was recalled to active duty as a second lieutenant with the air force for two years, then resumed teaching and completed work for his Master's music degree in Washington university, St. Louis. _ His career in insurance begun tu 1954. In his article he reveals initiative and resourcefulness which are gaining him recognition in this field. Tenn., where they were joined by other family members in celebrating the elder Mr. Burress' birthday anniversary. Prom Benton Harbor, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. James L. Coleman and daughter and son Sherrianne and Jimmle were Saturday overnight guests in the Aaron Taylor home where they joined for a short while by Juanita Corbet of Caruthers- vllle. Monday Mrs. Taylor left, for Little Rock accompained by several others They attended the AFL-C1O State Convention of which Mrs. Taylor is local president. Super guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Pruitt were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gee of Blytheville and Mr. and Mrs. A Tilly of Huffman. Mrs. Marshall Thomas left Thursday night for Atlanta, Ga., to visit her son, Gerrell Thomas, and Mrs. Thomas. Gerrell is a student at Georgia Tech. Mrs. Betty Samford entered Memphis Baptist Hospital Saturday where she had major surgery performed Monday morning. She will remain a patient for ten days. Mrs. Florence Workman is to Mary Jo Hampton, high school senior, was crowned queen of The Dyke, 1956 year book, at the high school dance Friday night. Mary Sue Robertson placed the silver crown, rhinestone studded, on the regining queen's head. Mr. and Mrs. Hershell Burress and daughter Joan have returned from visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Burress, at Godsen, METAL BASE CABINETS hter, Mrs. John Azibll. and Mr. Azlbll with whom she returned home Sunday. Mrs. Flossie Wilson returned Saturday after several weeks in Memphis with Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson and family who accompanied her home for a Saturday, Sunday visit. At Baptist Hospital in Memphis! Alt Jones received surgery last, week from which he is recuperating. A daughter, Ites. Cecil Mae Little, has remained with her father, and week-end visitors included Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Chlld- ers, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones and Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Jones. 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