The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on July 2, 1953 · Page 13
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Fanners Must Cut Acreage or Lose Supports WASHINGTON W-Agricul- tare Secretary Ezra Taft Benson Is asking the nation's wheat farmers to vote on whether they want to cut planting next year or give up price supports. With the nation facing a huge wheat sarplos, Benson ruled that prices can no longer be supported; at 90 per cent of parity so long as unrestricted amounts of wheat are planted. Acting under the Agricultural Adjustment Act, Benson said he wOl soon issue maiiceting quotas, acreage allotments and set a date for a referendum In which farmers can approve limitations on their 1%4 crop. If the farmers disapprove, Ben- eon said he will be forced to drop the price floor to 50 per] cent of parity. No Dale Set No date was set for the vote because of pending legislation in Congress which would increase the minimum acreage limitation from 55,000.000 acres to 66.000,000 acres and exempt more farmers from marketing quotas. However, the law under which the secretary acts provides a timetable which says be must announce acreage quotas by July 15 and bold the referendum by July 24. Benson's action, which could have strong political repercussions, followed the announcement that the current harvest plus the huge carryover swelled the nation's wheat supply to 48 per cent above normaL The figures Benson presented highlighted this point He said there are now 5SO,000,000 bushels in storage from previous years and an anticipated harvest this year of 1,132,000.000 bushels. The "normal supply" Is estimated at 1.156.000.000 bushels. The secretary said that although drought damage was severe he did not believe It would impair the harvest enough to call off the restrictions on next year's crop. Helicopter Blows Boys' Raft Bock HALIFAX, (ff)—Two boys, Andrew and Charles Bower, drifted out into Halifax harbor on a makeshift raft Tuesday. A Canadian Navy helicopter pilt. Lt. Comdr. J. H. Beeman, blew them back to shore with the backwash from his rotors. Wheat Abundance Proves Heddache Faced with the largest •todq>Oe «C wheat in Ustoiy and vasOy tiwnfncfrtit ttorage tpact, frustrated farmen and state and federal agriadtoral officials fear they will end iq> oa the psychiatrist's coach. Wheat storage has been an ammal headache ever since the first faaiion-bashd crop in 1944. But this year, complications double the pain, with little aqtiria on hand. It's like trying to poor a pedc into a pint meastnre. Like this: Take the estimated 1953 harvest of 1432.000/100 bashds. Add to it 562.000.00&teshel carryover from 1^ Compare that with the country's total storage capacity, sajOOOfiOO bashds. CQBtduCA- •nON (1): Western wheat states, whldi have best facilities for handling huge crops, will have a subDormal harvest this year. COMPLICATION (2): iUdwestem wheat-growing states, where storage facilities are scarcest, will have a bumper crt^. COM- PUCATIO.\' (3): Market price of wheat is dowa about a half a dollar below the government's support loan price. EFFECT: Many Midwestern growers who used to scorn crop loans and sdl in the open market are now fkxddng to the sunwrt loan program. RESULT: Commodity Credit Coiparatiaa, up to its egret is anpfais wheat vow, will be engulfed milUons of bushels more. Storage problem ties In with loan program because regnlatiaos say wheat must be stared—or no loan. Efaner Reed, president of the Kansas Milling Co., of Wichita, has demanded that Secretary of Agriculture Benson amend the rule to permit price sappott loans for vbeai piled on the ground, as it is in many storage-short localities. A Chicago Board of IVade operator mitshelled the irtiole story: "There's too damn much wheat" Pictures below illustrate highlights of 1953's wheat harvest headache. flirlalmfoQiCalifitnitet Thufsdoy. July 2,1953 ]3 r -SB" , . Map illustrates the abnormal conditions ruling this year's wheat crop. As can bt seen from comparative 1953-1953 figures. Hie great Western "breodbosket" stott (dork shading) will have a much-reduced harvest. In contrast, the east- em crop is expected greotly to exceed that of 1952. Bumper crops, like this one at West Farmington, 0., preroii in the Eastern wheat states. Ohio's crop moy exceed 60 million bushels, the previous record. Storagt space in thes* itotes is veiy limited. Thot spells "headache" for farmen and federal officiols. Even moth-bolled ships ore being pressed into storage service. ia spite of hcge groin storage terminabi, like this 3Vi- million-biishcl one of the Ohio Form Bureau Co-operative in Colombus, thert will not b« enough storage space. Wheat raisers ort being u^jed to rig up a moximnm of on-the-farm storage by the Ohio Farm Bureau Co-operotivi Association. 1.1.-14: " ^" r-^%r .>>^H»!w: „ A poradox of the wheot storage crisis is represented by thes* 12 Commodity Credit Corporation-owned bins at Independ- Mce, Kan. With a 39,000-bushel capacity, they stand empty —and have been empty for more than three yean. This New Cambria, Kan., farmer looks over some of 150 acres of his wheat land, blown out by dust storms. Dust storms, late spring freezes, prolonged dry spells, heat that shriveled wheat in the heads, ond other bad breoks account for subnormal crops in the West. Kansas expects the smallest crop since 1939. "No room in the bin" is the sad report throughout the wheat country. John R. Wyssmann, manager of Continental Grain Co., Attica, Kan., posts the bad news. His elevator, with 0 20,000-bushel copacity, was filled during fint day of the harvest. Agriculture Secretary Benson foresees acreage control in 1954. f :r Woe mn SMGucoTT team •afv.iuMi«s,uiwi Million Tons of Wheat For Starved Pakistan Appears Likely to Be Approved The whMt-fbr-Pakistan story got general^ routin* news treatment, but it rated top banner headlines in the Western wheat states. Any move to reduce the wheat surplus h hot news. Texas Governor Calls for Rain Prayers Sunday AL'STIN, Tex. WV-Texas Gov. Allan Shivers asked Sunday prayers for rain after saying government agencies have given "as much relief as they can be given by human means" in the six-state Southwest drought disaster area. .\s the July sun burned on Southwestern livestock ranges, scone of them reduced to barren sand in four rainless years, the Senate and House moved to speed further aid. Proclamatkm Extended President Eisenhower extended his disaster area prodamation for Texas and Oklahoma yesterday to include parts of Colorado, New \:exieo, Kansas and Arkansas. Livestock men will share an eight million dollar emergency fund to help them buy government-owned cottonseed meal, oats, com, wheat and other livestock feed at below market prices, B. F. Vance, Texas chairman for the Production and Marketing Administration, said feed should be moving onto the ranches of dusty West Texas by Monday. Applications for aid will be screened by five-man county committees. The railroads' Western 'OraBic Association In Chicago put into effect a 50 per cent reduction in freight rates on livestock feed shipped Into designatejl drought areas. Beef Bought The government began buying canned beef to support sagging prices. In Washington, chairman of Senate and House Agriculture Committees planned to begin hearings Monday on identical bills setting forth the administration drought relief program and proposing special loan programs. Douh' had been expressed that the government could take all necessary relief steps without such enabling legislation. Chairman Aiken (R-Vt) of the Senate Agriculture Committett told the Senate the bill would put up an unspecified number of millions <a dollars for lending by the Department of Agriculture. Members of the House Agriculture Committee, headed by Chairman Hope (R-Kan), were to leave Washington late today for Ama- mio, Tex., to begin an inspection trip of the drought region. Critics Protected HARTFORD, Conn. m -Gm. John Lodge has signed into law a measure that will inx>hibit Connecticut theaters from barring criUcs who pan their playi. in the SLOGAN CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. Contest open to all residents of Kern County 18 yean of age or over. Proof of age may be required if winner is a younger person. 2. All slogans must be short and written' on printed forms which will be furnished by a partldpatlng member of the Greater Oildale Chamber of Commerce. 3. All slogan entries must be signed, giving address and tdephone number. 4. All slogan entries must be countersigned by- the Chamber of Commerce member where the entry is filed and gire the date and hour submitted. 5. Slogan contest partidpants may file as many slogans as they wish, but only one slogan entry can be made at any one place of business. Entrants wbo desire to file more than one slogan will be allowed to file only one slogan at any one place of business. 6. No Greater Oildale Chamber of Commerce member or their hnmediate family can enter this contest 7. An slogan contest entries shall belong wholly to the Greater Oildale Chamber of Commerce. 8. All slogans entered shall be Judged by the Greater Oildale Chamber of Commerce or by sdected members thereof. 9. In the event of identical slogans being filed by two or more persons, the one dated the earliest shall whi. 10. There shall be no ties and one person shall tecdn the total prize or prizes. 11. This contest will dose exactly 90 dayi from the date DC opening announcement. 12. If not collected in 30 days, prizes are void, unless otherwise specified. 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