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February 24, 1954

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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Senator Young Sees Trouble in Program Presents Views in Interview EDITOR'S X NOTE:-Th« following mUrvUw prtttntt th« views of on* Republican senator In th« fronr-rank of thot* who favor continued high firm price tup. porti. It «hould be noted that there are many divergent views among repreientative* of farm states, and no one individual is In a position to «peak for any entire "farm bloc." By ROY CALVIN WASHINGTON (UP)-Scn. Mi]: ton R. Young (R-ND, said Sunday the administration's proposed new farm program could result in "real trouble" to the entire economy. Young, leading Republican congressional critic of the a d m i n i s t r a - tion on most f a r m matters, said Secretary of. Agriculture E/.ra T Benson has "all but destroyed" the present f a r m price support program. He said Congress should "proceed to a showdown as quickly as possible" on flexible supports-which the administration wants-and mandatory 90 per cent of parity supports--favored by Young and most "farm bloc." congressmen. Young insisted there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the present farm law, due to expire in December, which guarantees producers prices at 00 per cent of parity on the so-called basic crops OHIO TURNPIKE PROJECT NO.l © TURNPIKE: INTERCHANGE o| TERMINAL POINT PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE OHIO T U R N P I K E TO OPEN IN '55--Ohio's turnpike joining the Pennsylvania t u r n p i k e on the east and stretch- in £ 241 miles acims the northern part of the state to the Indiana line, will provide motorists w i t h Hi service areas. Each area will include complete service for passenger curs, special facilities for truckers, restaurant service and picnic space. Unlike other turnpikes, the Ohio highway will pair the facilities on Either side of the turnpike at eight sites, indicated on the above map. The entire Ohio turnpike is scheduled to be'opened Oct. 1, 1955. corn, cotton, wheat, tobacco rice and peanuts. Full or 100 per cent of parity is the government's yardstick for a "fair price" for the things a farmer sells in terms of the price? he pays for the things he buys. On all of the six basics cxccp' lobacco, the Eisenhower a d m i n i s tration proposes a changeover to a flexible system of price pegs This would allow the Secretary "o Agriculture to vary the suppor level between 75 and 30 per cent of parity from year to year in line with supplies. This proposal is the explosive iieart of the big farm battle shap ing up in Congress. The present basic farm law now permits flexible supports on some He's going fo save money This store, and tho manufacturers of hundreds of items sold there, uso advertising as their cheapest way to spread news and information about their products. By using this low-cost selling method they are able to sell tho big volume needed for mass production and lower distribution costs. This is another example of the way advertising helps keep your living costs down. TAtt «Wl£jrme7» prtpattd 6 r .4, Adtntuinf Tidtraion a/ America perishable commodities, principal ly butter and other dairy products Benson set butter supports at 9 per cent of parity last year bu announced this week he will drop them to 75 per cent after April 1. Huge Surpluses Critics of the high support pro gram say it has resulted in hug surpluses and is costly to the tax payers who must foot the bill. Young said, however, that exist ing surpluses in government hand do not "represent an impossibli situation." He said the govern incut could get rid of its d a ^ stocks, for example, by distribu ting them to non-profit hospitals charitable institutions and the like "Also we have got to be willing to sell agricultural commodities in the work! market at world m a r k c prices--dairy products in parlic ular," he said. In wheat and cotton we don'i want real small stockpiles. It's a risk we cannot afford. One or two bad crop years would wipe those out and put us in serious trouble- shortage instead of surplus." Young said, however, that former Democratic Secretary ot Agriculture Charles F. B r a n n a n made a "colossal mistake" by not invok ing government production curbs on the ba.sic crops in 1952. Instead lie said, the government asked for increases in some commodities notably corn. Give F a c t s As far as the cost of the program is concerned, Young said the public would approve of action to "stabil- i/.e" farm prices if it "is given al the facts on the f a r m economy situation and its relationship to overall prosperity." "We surely haven't forgotten Lhal we spent as much as seven billion dollars a year for relief in the big depression years of the 1930s," he said. Young said the "drastic dip" in farm prices d u r i n g - t h e past 20 months is being reflected now in ncrcasing unemployment. He saic .he farm economy is now in a 'recession" but if farm income is maintained at its present level "I don't think it will get much worse than now." "But if we permit this income to irop much more we will be in real trouble," Young added. "We are near the danger line now." Asked how long farm price props BLANCHARD'S $20 to $120 HAVE YOUR DIAMOND RESET DURING FEBRUARY and MARCH SAVE 2O% DIAMONDS WATCHES 12 EAST STATE STREET would be needed, Young said the f u t u r e problem will be one of food shortages rather than surpluses. He said this condition will come in "a very few years." Ronald Reagan Opens Act at Las Vegas By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD WV-Ronald Reagan, of all people, now is appearing at a night club act in Las Vegas. Though he likes the loot, he deplores the new Hollywood system that sends movie stars to other mediums. I talked with Reagan before he left for his Las Vegas date. One thing he decries is the way studios h a v e pared down their star isls to a m i n i m u m . Among those who will soon be hitting the free- ance road are Clark Gable, Grcer Garson, Richard W O d m a r k , etc. "1 think it's a great mistake," ays the onetime president of the Screen Actor's Guild. "This business was built on the basis of of- r cring the public stars they could ec nowhere else. The stars of each studio became trade marks which .he movie goers recognized and admired. Other Mediums "But now the studios are driving us into other mediums. Few actors arc supported by the studios alone. The others have to spread themselves into radio, TV, legit theater, night clubs and wherever their services are in demand." Ileagan is unabashed about his night club debut, despite the fact that he is no singer or dancer and could scarcely qualify as a come- d i a n . He has teamed with an act called Tho Continentals, and they do some knock-about comedy, soft- shoe and barbershop singing. Reagan will also give out with a monologue such as he has delivered at countless benefits. Never afraid to tackle a controversial subject, Reagan has led his fellow actors in a campaign against the flood of benefits that actors are besieged with. "M i n d you, I'm not against worthy causes," he remarked. "But I am against the 'benefit bureaucrats' who make their living--and a very good one--by lining up free talent for charity appearances. These individuals actually become producers, promising to set up shows and deliver scores of stars to appear without charge." TV Networks Experiment With Color By JACK GAVER NEW YORK (UP)--While the factories are husy making color television sets to be ready for the public later this year, CBS and NBC are experimenting steadily with tinted programming. The audience for their effort is, of course, rather small and of a pickup nature, consisting mostly of persons who happen to be in the right store at the right time to watch the shows on dealers' demonstration models. Scatters Programs NBC is scattering its color work among its regularly scheduled black-and-white programs, averaging about one a week at various times during the day and evening. (The shows are seen in the usual black and white on current sets. CBS so far is sticking to a pro- gram especially built for color work and presented at the same time each week. This is "The New Revue," from 5:30 to 6 p.m. each Friday. The network will start, another regular color show March 2. It is "Paul Tripp's Party," to be seen from 5:30 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. · George Jenkinn, an outstanding set designer on Broadway for years who is now executive scenic designer for all CBS color programs, says he and his staff have been learning something new each of the 12 v/eeks that "The New Revue"'has been on the air. Experimental Stage "This is the experimental stage," he said, "and every show presents new problems that bring new discoveries. Each of our 23 staff designers is being given a crack at one of the color shows. The first thing each has to learn is not to run riot with color. After all, the use of color has to be tailored to fit each p r og r a m, and in some cases the best effects are achieved with a minimum use of color. "We believe that by the time facilities have become available for big network color shows, all of our staff will be solidly grounded in the unique problems of designing for color. I try to encourage each of the design staff to tnckie the program as though it were n Broadway musical. It's not my job to tell him what to do, but to give him the benefit of the experienco we've all learned in doing previous shows." Feb. 24, . 1954 15 Miion Clly Globe-Guttle, Moon City, I». PRISONER TO SPEAK G A R N E R -- T h e Gifford Olson post of the American Legion will meet at the Memorial Hall Tuesday at 8 p. m. with Commander Marvin Schoneman presiding. An ex-prisoner of the Korean AVar wil! give a talk, Lyle HuHingcr will be in charge of the program and will present a f i l m , "Double Duty American." 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