The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1955 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 16, 1955
Page 16
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PAGIBIXTEEX BLTTHETILLI (ARE.) COUHITO JTIWg FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1900 REVIEW- FORECAST Earliest civilization of the Egyp- tains included dancing and its invention was ascribed by them to their god Thoth. The Mormons, who read into it extended branches a symbol point ing them to the Holy Land, gavi the Joshua tree its name. LOW DOWN PAYMENT OIVES DAD A JOHNSON If A-HOR« FOR CHRISTMAS Give Dad a 1956 Se». Horse. 9 great models— 3 to 30 hp! Beautiful new styling. Wonderful new features. Se« us now! Time payments available BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 E. Main Ph.3-4404 Johnson SEA-HORSES FOB DEPENDABILITY rrr Wells-2" to 6' Irrigation - Industrial - Municipal - Domestic WATER is our BUSINESS Wt DriH For It! Trtat It! Irrigate With It! Cool It! GINNERS- TAKE NOTICE: Turbine, Jet or Centrifugal Pumps, for fire fighting . . . for power unit cooling . . . for jtatifitrt Let Us Install a Water System For Ton And Reduce Your Risks McKinnon Irrigation Co. Phone 112 or 190 — Manila, Ark. STOP THOSE LOSSES DO REALIZE. USING MASTER. Save More Pigs! b YOU'RE b*l*i koiiilt^ ky wMfc, r..» r , .nHrrlfty y4ff wto «flf up y«Hr pr*Mt, and, yet may iwvar r»ch market, y» M*d tfe MA1TM PLAN. Th* MASTIR PLAN mttl «H M«t »»*riH«pnl mi\ «f h>9i In «v.rf itaat •* fr«wrt( TM« •••M mmn pif» n»*4 and n\wt, M wall w f*iiw ••»•« •» k»«r f»«4 Mtl, ttrwfkt ttriifli H urn***. Atk MI Hew ... Today! FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Horn* of Sudden Service" Broadway at Hutton Ph. 3-8191 Farmers Won't Sell Outto Top Bidder, AFB President States CHICAGO — There is nothing in agricultural political history from 1947 to 1955 to substantiate the "assumption that farmers and ranchers will give up their birthright of freedom to the highest bidder," according to Roger Fleming, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Farm Bureau Federation, In a icport preapred for delivery to the opening general session of the organization's 37th annual meeting at the Civic Opera House this morning, Fleming gave an extensive, documented review of the political background of the far mprlce support issue. In addition to the farm surpluses that plague us, Fleming said, "We have a new surplus—political ; demagoguery." He charged that "those favoring centralization of government power and wholesale political intervention in the economic field are determined to create a situation oi hysteria among farmers." "Political Panic" He said they are trying to create "political panic" on the part of those who support policies consistent with maintenance of a "free choice" system. "One reads and hears f lot of 'political folklore' to the effect that, farmers are in favor of out-and-out, 'lolltlcal price-fixing," Fleming said ! "It isn't always said like that;; !onethelese, it is the same old polit- i ical assumption that farmers will take the bait of more and more bigger and bigger government," Fleming added. In. reviewing the price support record, Fleming said: "I discuss this subject recognizing that by devoting this much time u> one part of a farm program I may contribute to ihe false assumption that farm price supports are the most important factor affecting farm income. I know they are not—and so do you! "As a mater of fact, our action in this field has been primarily defensive in nature. We have been .trying to prevent the adoption of price support policies that make the job of protecting and promoting high er family farm income more difficult—if not impossible." The five commodities primarily involved in the political debate about price supports—cotton, wheat, corn, rice and peanuts—account for only about 20 per cent of the cash farm receipts of U.S. farmers, Fleming pointed out. Flexible Supports When the Aiken bill was introduced in 1948, all three general farm organizations, the then secretary of agriculture Clinton P. Anderson, and President Truman were all on rec- crd in favor of flexible price supports, Fleming said. When President Truman signed the bill into law and it became the Agricultural Act of 1MB, "he complained about the fact that the legislation postponed until ,1950 the utilization of flexible price supports, Fleming said. The 1948 platforms of both the Democratic and the Republican parries endorsed flexible price supports, and both Truman and Dewey supported the flexible price supports in their campaigns, Fleming recalled. ''With this background clearly in mind it is easy to understand the reaction of responsible farm organization leadeis \vhen—on April 1, 15M8 —Secretary Brannan came forth with his now infamous farm program proposal. "The Brannan plan in effect repudiated the Democratic party platform and the campaign commitments of President Truman himself." Fleming said. "By the time of the 1952 political campaigns the,Democratic platform had embraced the principle of mandatory price supports at 90 per cent of parity, while the Republican platform set as a goal 'full parity prices for ail farm products in the market place',' 1 Fleming said. Mr. Eisenhower, he pointed out, made clear that he favored the farm leglilation then on the books. These laws still embodied the flexible price support principle, although amendments had postponed the operation of flexible support*. Issue in 1952 To the extent, that price supports were an Issue in the 1952 campaign, Fleming said, "the results of the election clearly indicate that farmers were not favorably impressed by the provisions of the Democratic party platform and the efforts ol certain Democratic party leaders to lure them toward political price fixing in agriculture, in other words the issue proved to be a political dud. "Furthermore, from the standpoint of the Congressional elections in 1952,1 know of no TJ. S. representative or senator — Republican or Democrat—who defeated because of his support of the principle of variable farm priqe supports." When the 1952 price support bill came before the senate, an effort was made—as in 1948 and 1949—to reverse the senate's historical support Qf the principle of variable price supports. Again it failed this time by a vote of 49 to 44. "The 49 votes included 10 Democrats, two of whom, Senators Anderson and Holland, gave invaluable help both in Commltte and on the Senate floor. "The 44 votes included eight Re- Something to Think About B* GK»TRU1>R 0. nOLFMAN H«I Landscape Tips When many landscape developments are planned, too much emphasis is placed on design with little thought of how this design will be maintained or what extra trouble the upkeep will be. Since this phase of landscaping wtti be the most important for continued neatness, it should be figured in with the initial layout. For this purpose, nine short cuts In landscape maintenance are given below. But remember that minutes In the planning stage can save hours in labor after the layout has been made. 1. Design and arrangement should not be too fancy. Useless curves, odd-shaped flower beds and hedges only add to confusion and to maintenance work. 2. Avoid a scattered arrangement of beds, shrubs, trees, and garden features. Svery object in the gurden should have some reason for its existence and spotty designs are difficult to maintain. Group plantings of shrubs and flowers are more attractive and much easier to care for. 3. Steep terraces are quite problem when lawn mowing is necessary. Long, gentle slopes look more natural and allow free movement of lawn mowing equipment. A retaining wall oftentimes Is the more economical method in the long run. 4. Since the choice of plant ma terial will definitely affect maintenance work, you should select native material for it will require less upkeep. Try to choose some of the slow-growing and dwarftype shrubs, particularly for foundation planting, for shrub pruning can become quite a job. Present-day gardeners are using less of the clipped-hedge type of plant—ligus- trum, privet, barberry, and others. Boxwood, azalea, and holly are examples of some foundation shrubs that require * minimum of pruning. 5. A walk that is flush with the ground with no edging material is much easier to maintain than one that has a flower border or some other low-edging material. 6. Flower beds can be edged with bricks or flat stones that are sunk into the ground to allow a track for the lawn mower Wheels. Grass In a flowerbed is a nuisance, especially the running grasses such as Bermuda. 7. A mulch will help keep down weed growth, conserve moisture, and save work. 8. It Is very easy to take in too much lawn area, especially for home owners in rural areas. Never overextcnd your capabilities. A small, well-kept lawn is much better than acres of weed growth. Pecan, pear, apple, and peach trees can very well fit into your .andscape plan. 9. Design and plant your yard to be enjoyed, and not to be a continual job of pruning, watering, spraying, mowing, and weed pulling. Apple* Though apples are found hi marvels the year round, full Is really the apple season. Apples travel on their looks. Some buyers prefer red Apples — some prefer yellow, but nil careful uiiyers make sure that the color Is clear and bright. Good color is n practical way to tell that the fruit s ripe. You will find three kinds of ftp- )les on the market. There Is the ypical dessert apple, such as the delicious, which is also good for eating. Then there are the varieties like rome beauty, staymen, or Jonathan. Some varieties like the winesap, grimes golden, and Jonathan fit into all three groups. Raw apples are good anytime Beisdes using apples in desserts or salads, there are plenty of ways to use. apples as a meat accompaniment. You can scallop them with sweet potatoes, with cabbage, or all by themselves You can fry them with bacon, sausage, or a slice of ham, and glazed apple rings are a fine garnish for roast meat or chops. Cooking with apples is easy — "just be sparing with the water."Spices blend well with apples if you use them In moderation. A pinch of salt helps and either cinnamon or nutmeg will add something to the delicate apple flavor without stealing the taste spotlight. It's Time To Make a Christmas table cloth and decorate it. It can be made of either Indian head or £elt. Give especial care to your lawn area. Don't trample or drive vehicles over it in wet winter weather. Also, place leaf or straw mulch over your perennials after the ground has been frozen to help retard premature growth In the spring. Plow the garden and leave the soil rough through the 'remainder of the winter. Take a look at the family, at the operation of the farm and home as a unit to decide whether they T.nke the best use of the things they have to wort with — toward the j things the family wants most. ' Swift Tells Of Progress During 7955 Swift & Company's operations during the fiscal year which ended October 29, 1955, showed improvements over the previous year's results, President Porter M. Jarvis announced in his annual report to shareholders. Net earnings of $22,893,155 represent a 20% increase over last year's net of $19,050,891. Earnings per share were $3.87 compared to $3.22 last year. For each Swift sales dollar, the 1955 net averaged one cent compared to 8/10ths of a cent in 1954. On a tonnage basis. Swift's plants and sales units produced and sold more product in 1955 than in any previous year in the company's history. Dollar sales of $2,404,123,642^ were down from the 1954 sales to-" tal because of lower prices. "In our basic business of meat, -volume was up substantially and .over-all results were better," President Jarvis reported. "Fresh meat earnings, however, are still far from what they should be. "There was an improvement in Paint Closeout MMV Tr*« M* Mm i Price HMkbard Hardware Good Work Comes Easy with JOHN DEERE Bedder-Usters Steadily increasing demand for John Deeia Bedder-Listers U based on a limple fact— more and more farmers are learning that these durable, dependable implements set the pace for field performance, convenience of adjustment and operation, adaptability, and operating economy. The top-notch planting accuracy of John Deere Bedder- Litters is well known wherever listed cropt are grown. CM equal importance to good work and better yields » the recognized reliability of time-proved John Deere lister bottoms. Ask us for details on the various type* and sue* of John Deere B«dder-Listers. MlttCO IMPLEMENT CO. k 3 - 4434 See Your JOHN DEERE Dealer for Quality Farm Equipment our pork business but results In both pork and beef departments were unsatisfactory. Lamb earnings improved with Increased volume. Vea! production and earnings were down, in line with reduced calf market- ings. " The Swift president reported more satisfactory results in other divisions of Swift's business. Swift's plant food and related products continue to turn in good earnings. Products for industrial use improved in sales volume. These include such items as industrial oils and fat derivatives, soaps, detergents, gelatin, glues and adhesives. Gains also were made in hide and leather operations, soybean mills, and the company's refined fats and oils business. publican*, all except one of whom were located iu four states (North Dakota, South Dakota, .Minnesota and Wisconsin,)" A Transition Th€ Agricultural Act of 1954, Fleming said, "provided for a transition from the fixed 90 per cent program to the flexibility provided for in the Agricultural Act of 19*9." "It is important to realize," Fleming said, "that the principle of var- iable price supports, as provided in the Act of W64, bf«UM effect*, for the first time in the 1955-50 marketing season. The fact that the old law was in effect, until this 1»H sometimes is overlooked". In the 1954 elections. Fleming pointed out, "to the best of my knowledge none of the Republican or Democrat House members who were defeated attributed their defeat in any way to their support of the 1954 farm act." YOU CAN BE PROUD TOO \ WITH OUR CLEAN-UP, PAINT-UP, 'paint em RED'Special 18 75 To make your Farmall tractor shine with pride, we steam-clean it thoroughly and give it a tough, weathec-cesistant coat of Harvester Red enamel. And if you wish, we'll give it our IH 5-Siar Service inspection at the same tim*. * * * * * S-STAR SERVICE This Special Runs Through Dec., Jan., Feb. Schedule yow date today Delta Implements, Inc. "Service Holds Our Trade" 312 S. 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