The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1956 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 16, 1956
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MONDAY, APRIL 1«, 19W (AKK.) GOT? Veto of Farm Bill May Mark End To Ikes Charmed Life By JAMBS MARLOW Associated Prex New* Analyit WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower, afte/ leading a charmed political life for three White House years, steps right into the target area if he vetoes the farm bill. Eisenhower has been amazingly free of criticism, at home and abroad. His aides have been blamed when things went wrong particularly Secretary of State Dulles and Secretary of Agricul ture Benson. Even the Democrats have seemed gun-shy of the popular Eisenhower until recently. Now in this election year Eisenhower is in a spot where his aides cannot serve as lightning rods. He must make the decision on whether to veto the farm bill. The Democrats have made falling farm income a campaign issue. The Democrats who run Congress have just passed—with the help of farm state Republicans— a bill they say will help farmers It's the kind of bil^ Eisenhower and Benson have fought against. If he signs it, the President will probably have done much to take the issue out of the campaign or let the Democrats claim they are the farmers' saviors. If he vetoes it, the Democrats no doubt will use this to fan farmers' discontent, with dire warnings o! things to come if the Republicans win the election. This is the problem: During World War n the government put high, rigid supports under farm prices by guarantee- 1 ing farmers 90 per cent of parity for basic crops. Parity means purchasing power equal to that of other income groups. Say the government decided wheat farmer, in order to have purchasing power equal to that of a factory worker, should get $2 a bushel for his wheat. In this case 90 per cent of the $2 parity would be $1.80. If the farmer found that wheat on the open market, because of an oversupply, was selling at less than $1.80, he could turn it over to the government, getting a loan of $1.80 on his crop. If the market price on wheat went up beyond $1.80, the farmer could get back his wheat by repaying the loan, plus 3',4 per cent interest. But if the market price of wheat stayed below SI.80. the farmer would let the government keep the wheat while he kept the loan money. Eisenhower and Benson do not advocate abolishing price supports. They have argued for flexi- ble supports of between T» and 90 per cent of parity. This Is the Eisenhower - Benson position: Rigid, 90 per cent sup ports encouraged farmers to over produce, since the governmem will buy their products if prices go below 90 per cent, and over production builds a surplus whict drives down market prices. There are surpluses. Farm Income has gone down. But Democrats argue lower supports do not discourage production and that, at a time of falling farm income high, rigid supports would give farmers the relief they need. Two years ago the administration persuaded Congress to abol ish the rigid, 90 per cent program in favor of flexible supports. This year the Democratic-run Congress rammed through a bill to restort 90 per cent supports for this year only. That's the problem facing Eisenhower now: whether to let this bill become law or veto it. There are other details in the bill which also give it political significance ii an election year. • Ve'll pick wf pttxtip- tionft JK yo«c borne off of- An, compound them and deliver the medicines—at DO extra charge. Make a DDK to caM « next lane! Woods Drug Store Phone POplar 3-4507 SET IN RICH 14-K GOLD Sot/i Kings - Money - back guarantee and Full trade-in allowance '125 $2 A Week ttHEIFlS iVInnl llrnifiis W. Wear Diamnnfr IB WEST ^ South's Finest! At The Fountain or Take Home! AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING DRUG STORES: WOODS DRUG STORE, Blytheville HIWAY DRUG STORE, Blytheyille MASSENGILL'S DRUG STORE, Osceola SHIRLEY'S DRUG STORE, Hayti COLLINS DRUG STORE, Caruthersrille —FEATURING— Arkansas Grown Vegetables! Now on display at your Safeway Store Grown right here in the "Wonder State"! Our buyers are stationed across the state, ever on the lookout for out- standing produce buys, and this week have come up with some of the finest vegetables to be found anywhere. These vegetables were shipped dewy fresh to the produce section of your Safeway, where they are now displayed, awaiting your selection. Another example of why Safeway customers are saying "Safeway's the best place m town to buy produce". ...and Here They Are! Selected Green Onions Fancy Sweet Potatoes Long White Tender Shanks Arkansas Grown Selected Quality Arkansas Grown Sweet Potatoes 2 -19< FREEZER SUPPLY DAY! Look how you iavt when you stock up on freezer items at your Safeway. Always Tender 80*. Always Fresh .. ,-, Bch. Adds a Different Touch to Salads. . Traditional Spring Salad Favorite ... Tender Asparagus Green Parsley Poke Salad Ruby Red Radishes Garden Fresh Spinach Selected Mustard Greens Efri, Arkansas Turnip Greens Bchs. Rushed Farm Fresh to You 2 2- 25< 2-.9< 2 - 25< L* 29< 2 - 29< • Prices effective to- * day & Wednesday. We reserve the right lo limit purchases. Noth ing sold for resale. Detergent Dreft - You Save 30< Detergent Lux Liquid Karo Syrup Blue Label 3 £? 39< Ivory Snow Our Low Price Box 31 ( Armour Treet Canned Meat Linit Starch Save on this U oz. Ivory Soap White Floating 4 Cleanser 2 ts 25< Lux Flakes Save at Safeway Cat Food Pusi 'n Boots Gloss Starch Our low price 2 Zee Towels Save at Safeway 2 Detergent Rinso Blue 30< Pie Mix Comstock Cherry No. 2 Tin 33^ jjf Silk Tissue Toilet Tissue 2 fit 15< Lux Soap Toilet Soap 3 Z 25< Pie Mix Comstock Bluberry No - * Pie Mix Comstock Peach Tin 2 11* Jjf

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