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^TUESDAY, JUNK 8, 1D48 Farm Program Passage Unlikely Abnormal Demand For Food Cited by Agri Committee TI WA ?, HINGT ° N . June 8.-(UP)The House Agriculture Committee has ruled out a long-range (arm Pjogram this year because of the abnormal world demand for food a id other farm products. It was disclosed yesterday. In » report urging House approval of Its new farm price support formula, the committee said any program worked out under pres- cut circumstances could not be cx- Jfl pected to operate well under more normal conditions. As a result, it said, the committee decided to «sk only for legislation to continue the present government floor under farm prices on a modified basis. Tiie House Kill act on the bill on Wednesday. The report apparently dashed the hopes of President Truman and Senators that an over-all farm program including a revision of the parity formula, could be pushed through Congress before adjournment. The senate Agriculture Committee already has okayed such a program. Mr. Truman made a new appeal for passage of his long-range farm Program in his .Saturday speech a't Omaha. Ne> Assailing the Republican leadership for its failure to Kct action so far, the president said his proposals v;ere needed to prevent an agricultural depression. "I am sure." he said, "that the American farmers join »je in the wish that Congress will not leave Washington without passing the farm legislation we need." AVould Cause Logjam House Republican leaders, shout^1 ing for adjournamcnt on June 19. were reported to reel that It might jam up the entire legislative works If they were to try to put through anything as controversial) as a farm program this late in the session. The House committee's bill would continue the support price on the six basic farm crops at a full 90 per cent of parity. Hogs, poultry eggs and milk and milk products would be supported at least 90 per cent. The basics are corn, wheat, cotton, tobacco, lice and peanuts. Certain other non-basic commodities would be supported at from 60 per cent ol parity to the highest support price paid In 1948. This group includes dry beans, dry peas, potatoes, soybeans and other perishables. The Agriculture Department would be authorized to jack up ^ prices to encourage production dur- ^ ing scarcity periods. Whenever surpluses threatened, the depar;ment could drop the support level to discourage overproduction. The legislation also continues the department's authority to restrict acreages and set marketing quotas Tor crops under the government's price umbrella. Committee- Chairmen Clifjord R. Hope, R., Kan., said he does not expect such powers to be used to any great degree for the next year BUYTIIBVJLLK (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Israeli Troops Fight to Save Jerusalem hold hold morinr modem .on in command in Jerusalem's Old City, Ilajianah troops flght desperately lo y. ilaeanah machine-gunners mnn positions facing the Arab attackers. (Itadio- plioto by NfcA-Acme stall correspondent David S Uoyer 1 Eisenhower Becomes Head Of Coluumbia NEW YORK. June 8. (UP)—General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower took over the presidency of Columbia University yesterday, lour years and a day after he directed the invasion of Europe by the allied armies. Dressed in a conservative gray business suit and a gray hat, with unturned brim, the general walked briskly from his home to hi s ofiice. in the Low Memorial Library. A tie splashed with orange and yellow broke the grnyness of bis dress. "I suppose you want a statement, on u-Day," he remarked to repori- ers awaiting him at the door of his home. "Well, four years ago today I was visiting (Gen. Omar) Bradley and iGen. Bernard) Montgomery and the people along the beaches. I guess that's about all 1 could say." Eisenhower said he found civilian lite exacting. "I've been in the Army all my , life." he said. "After 38 years of one profession I'll have to do a little adjusting, but it will be a lot of fun to try it. At least, there's one thing about it: if a fellow works hard, he can't go too far wrong." Divorce Rulings Hended Down by Supreme Court WASHINGTON, June 8.— (UP)— The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a husband must continue (o pay alimony under a New York separation decree even after lie gets a Nevada divorce with no alimony provisions. Two 7 to a decisions were hauded i flown by justice William o. DOIIJ;- las in companion New York cases 1 Justice Robert n. Jackson and Fe; lix Frankfurter dissented in eacli. The first case was that of Joseph Estin whose wije, Gertrude was . Slanted a separation decree in New i York Oct. i, 1813, The decree rc- ] qmred Estin to ]»y $180 a month i for her support. The supreme court also ruled ( that a Florida divorce cannot be challenged in other states when both the husband and wife were present at the divorce court and took part in the proceedings. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson delivered the 7 to 2 decision. Justice Frankfurter and Frank Murphy dissented. Infected Bees Desert Hives for Human Homes LITTLE ROCK. AIK.. June 8. (UP)—A real estate company which complained that swarms of bees were taking up residence In its to 18 months however, because of the heavy demand for farm commodities. ! houses received disturbing news j yesterday. j State Apiarist J. H. Davis said that more than 25 per' cent ol all bee colonies in Arkansas were iti- them to desert their hives and seek homes in the walls of human dwellings. | The disease. Davis said, is called "foul brood" and can be eliminated i providing the bees are kept in their ] hives- He will seek an appropria- 'I tioii from the State Legislature next • January to hire a seven-man crew : to evict swarms from buildings ana 1 put them hack in regular hives. Clayton Raps Statements on State's Surplus LITTLE HOCK, Ark., June R.— (UP)— state Treasurer j. Vance Clayton sought today i o stop "once and for all" reports by gubernatorial candidates that Arkansas has a multi-million dollar surplus. Instead, he said. Hie only general surplus In the treasury amounts to I "This is (he only item which Is unappropriated nnd the only fund which has not been canceled for a , specific purpose," Clayton said. i He mailed a detailed statement • ol the .state's finances to all guber- | natorlal candidates. ' He reported the state now had a total highway bonded indebtedness of 5118,175.000 and that other obligations total $?,487,7-M. A large portion of the state's highway rcvenuo is dedicated lo paying jff tho highway dcpt, Clayton reported that slate In- vestmenls totaled $25.000,000 In- qjndlng S16,0£7,500 in bond purchase accounts and $10.010.000 for the teachers retirement system and other .slate agencies. The treasury's dally cash balance he said, now totals nearly $42,000.- Soldier Jumps From Plane for Visit With Wife HOT SI'lilNGS. Ark., June 8, (UP)—Corp. Lee Orange, 31, Jiiul plenty of time yesterday to ponder the wisdom of paini'liutlng from an Airplane for u visit with his \vllo nnd newborn son. The young father balled out of an Air Forces pliino over Kastern Arkansas yesterday because, lie said Ills suiKTlor officers at Gunter Field, Montgomery. Ala., hud denied him a lurlouBh to go sec Ills new son. OrniiKC tolu civilian police, aii- thoiiljes at North little Uock Ark ho had managed lo obtain a ride In a military plunc bound In the direction of the soldier's hometown In Oklahoma. He misjudged his target, however and parai'huted Sunday afternoon while still over Ku.stoni Arkansas. Landing only 20 miles from Mem- l>liLs. Orange hitchhiked to North Little Uock, police there said whore he was picked up for questioning They turned him over to military authorities here. The latter admitted Oranee was AWOL from tho Montgomery Field but said they would not permit anyone lo sec him nor Indicate what would be done with lilin. Senate Approves Bill Encouraging Vets' FHA Loans WASHINGTON, Juno 8. <UI>) Tim Semite AKrlrnlturo Committee yesterday approved « bill t ( > eti- courntii! Ki'imlliiB farm housing loans to veterans, fur in tenanu nnd .sharecroppers. The House-passed measure would make farm loans unrter the Uank- head-Jonc.s Kami Tenant Act more attractive to bunkers by ridtlng ta- (eri'.st rates and by allowing re- purchn.se ot the loans by the Secre- Inry of Agriculture) after five years —even the loans me not In arrears. Interest rntcs under the bill would be Increased from 3 1-2 to 3 per cent on inortijiiKR loans insured try the AisrlmiUuro Department. The pro|«)s«t bill would allow bankers to dispose of the loans before (he end of the W-year payment period so as to maintain a liquid poshlon in changing economic; conditions. . *?™?"," " , '» B V" WF TROdf or VAiut Today's heavy duty GMCs are the strongest and sturdiest ever*bui]t. War-proved and improved engines, of CMC's own design, are renowned for power, economy and stamina. And every other part . . . from radiator to rear axle ... is ruggedly engineered to provide extra reliability on real heavy duty truck work. A large selection of heavy duty models, plus a wide variety of engine, chassis and equipment options, assure exactly the right type of truck for every individual need. And many of these models . . . both gasoline and Diesel . . . are now ready for quick delivery. GASOLINE • DIESEl Supreme Court Favors Steel Company Purchase . WASHINGTON, June 8. (UP) — The supreme Court ruled yesterday that U. S. Steel's proposed purchase of Consolidated Steel Corp for 58,250.000 would not violate the anti-trust laws. The 5 lo 4 decision affirmed a rilling by tlie Federal District Court, at Wilmington, Del., last November dismissing the government complaint. Oklahoma Democratic Delegation Uninstructed OKLAHOMA CITY, June 8 — (UP)- The State Democratic Convention followed' its leaders yesterday and voted to send Oklahoma's 32 delegate* lo the national convention uninstructed. Without mentioning President Truman's name, the 1,600 delegates Charles W. Nash, Cor Manufacturer, Dies in California BEVERLY HILLS. Cftl., June 7 — (Ul 1 )—Messages of sympathy came from across the nation yesterday to the family of Cliarlcs W. Nash St. who rose in the American train 1°" ''° m r<lrm ' 10y l ° a Ica(ler ot Nash was ono of the. pioneers In the automotive Industry. He died Sunday of a heart ailment less than 10 months K flcr the •i«n'ih O f his wife. Mrs. Jessie Ilnllcck Nash Mrs. Wash died Aug. IS), 1D47, at tliii a^e of U3. Nash entered tho automobile business with William C Durant nnd David D. liuldc. m 1910 |, u was appointed president of the Buick Motor Company nnd in (our years advanced Its yearly net profits from $1100.000 to $12,000000 Nash bought the Thomas D. Jeffrey Co., of Kencwlia. WIs., In 1018 nnd a year later produced the first Nash automobile. in 1330 Nash retired as president of his company but continued In active membership as chairman of the board. He merged Nash with the Kclvinator Corp, and retained George W. Mason, Kclvinator president, as head of the new company. After the merger, Nash left the details of the business to Mason and spent much of his time In Beverly Hills. BUI Will Rehabilitate Japanese Textile Industry WASHINGTON, June 8. IU!>) The House Armed Services Committee yesterday approved a bill designed lo help rehabilitate the J:i'):iiM'.si! textile Industry by establishing u ruvolvliii; fund for purchase of raw llbcr.s, Including cotton. In Ihls country. The bill would establish a *15D.- 000,01)0 rnvolvlnR funu lo bo used by the Secretary of the Army tor purchase of raw material* "to be processed in occupied ama ninl sold." In committee hcarhiK.s on the proposal It was brought out that tho Japanese cotton Industry, for- ' ng« of ctp*«ll 7 beeOTM of incrly ono of the world's largest, was *>>°rtag« ot cotton, fiber, operating at only a small percent- v^ --in, A nrc Masterpiece Seagram's SfAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. BUNDED WHISKEY. 86.8 Pioof 65% Gram _ "«"'"' Solill3.Se a g,aniJ)isii|lm Coiporalion. N. Y Wife Changes Mind; Gets Husband Paroled NASHVILLE, Tetlll.. June 8. (UP) —Mrs. Joseph S. Hendrick^ finally made up her mind yesterday, and, us « result, her husband Is free on parole instead of having to spend a year.In Jail. Last week Hcndrlck.s was convicted by a jury of beating his tliree- year old son. Judge Chester K. Hart sentenced him to 11 months and 23 days In jail. However. Judge Hart set up tho option that he could be paroled if his wife agreed and If he promised not to take a single drink of Jiijuor or beer for a year. Mrs. Hendrlcks asked the Judge to "let me think U over for a white please." She did. lor five days ami said yesterday tire parole was okay a-llh her. Enjoy the whiskey that's rf Mitt up vlth th» Unit) brand on Ihl rong«. pardntr — 01D SUNK* HOOK <M fo M-m-m. Kinlucky-bred and mighty imoQlhl Th«u'i o real round-up of drinking pliomri "on th» Sunny 8<ooV sidt"! OLD SUNNYBROOK • RAND AlcKKSSIW * KOIIHINS, liic.-ExcliislveM,lrilm(ors-I,Utle Itock 63% GRAIN NEUTRAt SPIRITS ! the delegation at Philadelphia to The delegates adopted without dissent the unit rule, which forces I Bead Courier News Want Ads. LEE MOTOR SALES 108 E. Main Phone 2056 Remnants 376 Yards Good Selection WATER.... And it's Importance in Helping to Keep Down Disease and Epidemic Cleanliness of our bodies, as well as our general surroundings, is of vital importance in checking disease. Too, water is the most vital factor in the functions of our sewage systems. These are only two of the reasons why an abundance of water must be available at all times. Our staff is ever on the alert to protect and maintain this water supply . . . and their efforts are always directed toward providing our patrons with an improved service. Blytheville Water Co, BERNARD ALLEN, Manager "Water Is Your Cfutapest Commodity"