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FAGB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 195« REVIEW *"•» FORECAST Turmoil in Midwest— Corn Belt Farmer Hopping Mad; Wants Some Action By BRUCE BIOSSAT SEA Staff Correspondent DES MOINES, Iowa — (NBA) — The corn belt farmer is hopping mad. The worn wallet he stuffs into his frayed jeans is thinner than it's been in a long time. He is protesting loudly, but not aimlessly. Protest groups are spouting like weeds in a neglected corn patch. NBA caught this angry mood in an Iowa-Illinois survey that embraced interviews with dozens of farm and political experts, and reviews of farmers' opinion. In this dispatch, the protest and | where fanners, seeing further credits causes will be examined In a second, its impact on 1956 presidential politics will be explored. Look at the signs of protest: Most observers in this region think at least part of the big Democratic vote in the Minnesota primary reflects farmers' disgruntlement over falling prices. Newspapermen talking to farmers over their barbed wire fences find their reactions inclined to be outfit called National stormy. A new Farmers Organization, dues $1 a head, has 130,000 members in 12 itates and is growing apace. In Iowa and elsewhere, small protest organizations flourish in many sectors. One even wants to join with union labor in a unified front. Men whose business brings them In constant contact with farmers say they hear almost nothing but complaint. They're peeved about many things besides lowered income, most notably Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson^ • • * Comment from an Iowa observer: "I think if they loved every item 'to Benson's program they'd still be igainst him. He just rubs them the wrong way." Iowa feels the pinch more than lome.Wh.ile farmers nationally got about 80 per cent of "parity" for their products In 1955, Iowa farmers got but 50 to SO per cent. But «11 the farm experts and the more careful politicians knock down the talk of farm poverty and widespread foreclosures. One banker with a chain of about 12 small banks scattered over Iowa said these banks have not foreclosed on any farmers and "absolutely will not." Others said substantially the Eame, There have been cases, however, it barred to them, have sold out while the selling was good. There is no mass "farm vote" in the Midwest or the nation. Nor is there just one kind of farmer. The hog raiser, the cash grain seller, the dairy man all have different problems and needs. Who is hurt the worst in 1956? 1. The livestock farmer, especially . the hog man. With no price supports, hog prices have sagged badly, though they 'are in a rising period no*. The hog raiser has been plagued by over-production; his own poor feed crops, and high feed costs. 2. The young farmer, often a GI who served in Korea or got out of World War n late. He bought land and machinery at high prices, and now is squeezed between these charges and his lowered market returns. "PROTEST GROUPS ARE SPROUTING like weeds In a neglect- 3. The marginal farmer, who ei- cd corn patch,'* reports NEA's Bruce Biossat from the farm belt. These are Michigan dairy farmers demanding higher prices. ther cultivates poor land or a farm too small to be farmed economically In this age of Industrialized cropping. 4. Farmers of all ages and types In areas where drouth has spelled poor crops. All Iowa suffered a dry 1955, but southwestern Iowa has been seared by the sun three straight years. It may not be logical to blame the weather on politics, but that may happen here. • • • These are the sufferers at the low end. But the better-heeled farmers are complainants, too. They may still make money, occasionally even enough to let them slip off to Florida for six Weeks in winter, in their newly accustomed style. Yet they holler. They have been lifted by good times to higher living standards. They and their families accept as normal, all kinds of household conveniences the city used to monopo- Certified Blue Tag Cotton Seed DELTAPINE15 $ 90 ton BUFFALO U. S. Verified Per 100 Wt. Per 100 Wt. 30 '9 ALFALFA KOREAN LESPEDEZA PAUL D. FOSTER o» First in Quality — Fairest in Price — Fastest in Service Offices & Stocks in Blylheville Warehouse Co. lize — electric kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, etc. They don't want to give all this up, particularly since their city cousins seem to have more of it than ever. Even those who have been patient In the face of falling prices worry over their dwindling cushion of reserves. What they want most is a reversal of the downward trend, something on which they can phi hope of a more assured tomorrow. Ask the farmer what he wants done about his dilemma and you'll get as many different answers as farmers you query. Some want high crop supports, despite Farm Bureau urging of flexible props. Some will accept production ceilings, others won't. The administration's "soil bank" idea is often approved, but not many see it more than a partial solution. • * • Occasionally you hear an expert mention high farm land prices in Iowa, Illinois and other Midwest sections as one sign things aren't as bad as painted. Put a good farm up for sale today and you'll quickly IN THE PROBATE COURT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT Estate of Mrs. Olive Ross Heaton, deceased. Last known address: 205 E. Kentucky Avenue, Blytheville, Arkansas- Date of death: Feb. 28, 1956. No. 2,374 An instrument dated March n, 1948, has been admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent and the undersigned has been appointed Executor thereun- der. A contest of the probate of the I can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons Having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned within' six months from the date o£ the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice; published first on March 16, 1956. J. L. GUARD, Executor, 209 W. Main St., Blytheville, Ark. Frank C. Douglas, Atty. 3/16-23-30 draw 15 or 20 bidders. Land is still a good Investment, of course, in times menaced by inflation. , But the specialists say a bigger factor is farmers' urge to pick off an extra 40, 80 or 160 acres to fashon more economical farming units, get fuller use of men and machinery. The trend to bigger farms is decades old, and few think it will be stopped. Farm men say only the fellow who specializes in vegetables or chickens has a 'chance to profit with small acreage today. The gobbling of small farms by neighboring operators is viewed as one more evidence of the cost squeeze which is part of the farmers' basic puzzle. Plainly they do not see it as any proof of prosperity, but look at it rather as reinforcement of their need to protest. USDA Again Offers Cotton News Service Cotton classification and cotton market news services will be available again in 1956 under the Smith-Doxey Act, according to Clyde C. McWhorter, Manager of the Agricultural Marketing Service's South Central Area Cotton Division, U. S. Department of Agriculture. The procedure to be followed by cotton farmers in obtaining the services will be about the same as in 1955. Any gvoup .of producers organized to promote the improvement of cotton which adopts a variety of cotton, files an application, arranges for sampling and m'eets certain other requirements for its members is eligible for the services. About 170 thousand cotton farmers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee qualified for the services in 1955,, McWhorter said. These farmers planted about 4.8 million acres to cotton last year. About 4.4 million bales were classed for members of -cotton improvement groups last year by cotton classing offices located in the five south central states. This represents about 4 out of every 5 bales produced in these states in 1955. This is the largest proportion classed since the services began in 1938. Early indications are that participation by producers will be high again in 1956.' The deadiin date for filing applications is August 1 in all south central states. However, applications should be prepared and submitted as soon as cotton has been planted and well in advance of the ginning season. This is necessary if members are to receive the maximum benefits from the service. Instructions and applications will be available from county agricultural agents and Agricultural Marketing Service, Cotton Division Offices around May 1, ROTHROCK DRUG STORE Remember us for prescriptions M/'ssco /s Selected for Phosphorus Tests FAYETTEVILLE—The availability of different sources of phosphorus in relation to plant growth is being studied in experiments now being conducted at the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. Factors that affect the availability to plants-of the phosphate in the soil will be tested. The tests will show which forms of the mineral) are most affected by outside ete-: ments. Factors that affect the prop- i er utilization or these phosphates will also be studied. The tests' are part of a project; which has placed special emphasis! on the investigation of different! phosphate fertilizers Including those | containing ammonia in comparison! with superphosphate. j - The project has been made possi- i ble the continuation of a $5,000 a ear grant-in-aid from the Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation.; Dr. C. L. Garey of the agronomy ! department at the Experiment Station is project leader. : Tests to determine if water sol- ' ubility of phosphates makes a difference in their proper utilization as fertilizer are being conducted as part of the project. Findings from this phase of the experiment will point out-whether or not knowledge of the amount of water solubility in a phosphate fertilizer is essential information to the farmer. Last year, tests were conducted in the greenhouse at the Main Experiment Station as well as i? field trials out in the state. More field work will be carried on this year with test scheduled to be conducted on low-phosphate soil at Marianna, medium-phosphate soil at Clarkedale, and high-phosphate Sharkey clay soil in Mississippi County. At Hope ,a test will be conducted with corn to determine the effect of soils with a very low phosphate and high iron oxide content. The elevator in the Washington national monument, in the nation's capital, takes about one minute to reach the top. PIONEER SEED CORN Guaranteed Stand Jack Robinson Implement Co. (Next: How farmers vote?) vail Midwestern U.S.A.Tog Is Missing ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. Ifl—The only thing: about the woman's letter was that she wanted a divorce. Written from Virginia, it said: "Gentlemen, would you please send me all the information and papers to get a divorce by mail from your city. I can send you cash American dollars or a certified check to cover same. Thanking you for your kindness, I remain ..." Dist. Judge John B. 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WHY: To prove thai new low pressure N1TRANA 41 % NITROGEN FERTILIZER is the most economical & practical way to apply nitrogen fertilizer in Mississippi County. ,\ We will apply this new fertilizer to your land for about what Ammoniun Nitrate costs at the warehouse. For More Detail Call or See FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP "The home of Sudden Service" Box 692 •lyriwvilln Phont 3-8191 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS STATE OP ARKANSAS, . PLAINTIFF V. NO. 13,246 C1951 Forfeitures) DELINQUENT LANDS IN MISSISSIPPI (CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT) COUNTY FORFEITED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES ' AND SOLD TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, DEFENDANT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Act 119 of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas of 1935, and amendments thereto, there has been filed in the office of the Clerk of Mississippi County Chancery Court the complaint of the State of Arkansas to quiet and confirm in the State and/or Its redemptors, purchasers, donees and assigns, the title to certain lands mentioned in the complaint and lying in the County of Mississippi (Chickasawba District) and State of Arkansas. All persons claiming any interest to the lands forfeited and sold are hereby warned to appear in the Mississippi County Chancery Court at the May, 1956 term, after the publication of this notice, to-wit, on the 28th day of May, 1956, and show cause, if any there be, why the title to said forfeited lands should not be confirmed, quieted and vested in the State of Arkansas and/or its redemptors, purchasers, donees and assigns in fee simple forever. The description of said lands and the names of the persons, firm or corporation last paying taxes thereon are as follows: LIST OF STATE LANDS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNT! FORFEITED FOR 1951 TAXES CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT PERSON, FIRM OR • PART TAX, PEN- CORP. LAST PAYING OF ALTY AND TAXES THEREON SECTION SEC. AREA COST (BLYTHEVILLE DISTRICT) TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST Jas. R. Adkerson Lot 19 E!i NWNE 17 5.70 TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST Willie B. Moran Lots 4-5 Blk. 1 S',i NE 21 10.40 TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST I. J. Huckabee ...'..... S\' 2 NE 25 • 80 4.16 H. Hagley NE NE 26 40 2.08 Ruffin Adkins SE NE ' 26 40 2.08 Amos Thomas ". NW NE 26 40 2.08 Dan Hooks SW NE 26 40 2.08 LIST OF STATE LANDS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FORFEITED FOR 1951 TAXES CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT PERSON, FIRM OR TAX, PEN- CQRP. LAST PAYING ALTY AND TAXES THEREON LOT BLOCK COST BLYTHEVILLE ALLISON ADDITION Leila Jetton 6 4 6.31 Maude Toliver 1 a 9.47 E. M. BRYAN ADDITION Unknown 1 8 1.58 Unknown 2 8 1.58 E. B. COOK SUB. Henry Jr. & Ruby Lee Bingham 14 A 1.58 ELLIOTT ADDITION Unknown 3 B 3.16 Juden It Tommie 0. Sanders 15 8 , 3.16 HOLLIPETER 2nd ADDITION Rosie & John Laws 20 8 7.80 Unknown 20 6 2.60 LARRY 3RD ADDITION Ed & Alberta Horton . 13 4.73 LARRY 4TH ADDITION Henry Williams • M>8 1.58 Henry Williams 69 6.31 J. W. OWENS SUB. Ardla Bowie Il 3.16 2ND REPLAT J. P. PRIDE & GATEWAY SUB. Mary Springfield 2 Q 3.16 LEACHVILLE HOOKER ADDITION Unknown : 13 2.85 MANILA Luler Hiley 8 1 4.70 STATE OF ARKANSAS SS - TAX SUIT COUNTY OF MISSISSIPPI, i CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT CERTIFICATE I, James H. Jones, Commissioner of State Lands within and for the State of Arkansas, do hereby certify that the foregoing pages of typewritten mutter contain a complete and accurate list of all lands and town lots now belonging to the State of Arkansas in Mississippi County, under forfeiture for non-pnynient of taxes, which remain undis- posed of and which are now subject to confirmation in accordance with the provisions of Act No. 118 of the Acts of the Fiftieth General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, approved March 19, 1935, Act. No. 318 of the Acts of the -Fifty-second General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, approved March 18, 1939, Act. No. 423 of the Acts of the Fifty-third General Assembly of the State of Arkansas/ approved March 31, 1941, and Act. 299 of the Acts of the Fifty-fourth General Assembly of the St*te of Arkansas, approved March 23, 1943 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the §e«l of my office at Little Rock, Arkansas, on this the 16th day of March, KM. SEAL - JAMES H. JONES, Commissioner of State Lands. Witness my hand »nd seal this the 20th day of March, 1966, SEAL OERALDINE LISTON, Chancery Clerk; TOM GENTRY, Attorney General. ROY FINCH, JR., AssUtunt'Attorney Oeneril.