The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 18, 1955
Page 9
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIN1 RE1/IEW ™° FORECAST Benson Points to Era Of Stability on Farms WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Agriculture Benson told Congress yesterday that the biggest shock of farm adjustment from abnormal wartime demands appears^ to have been passed and producers generally are now in a period of "comparative stability. In a statement prepared for a farm outlook hearing of the House Agriculture Committee, the GOP farm chief appealed to Congress to refrain from "rocking the boat" with regard to present federal farm programs. He made the same plea in a Senate committee hearing several weelcs ago. Indicates Benson said indications of im- prpvement in the agricultural economy are to be found in (1) stabilizing farm prices and farm income: (2) an advancing level of per capita farm income: (3) a slight increase last year in agricultural assets; (4) continuing high domestic demand for food; (5) increasing foreign trade in farm products; and (6) an expanded movement of government-h e 1 d price-depressing surpluses into use, particularly abroad. Benson had been asked by the committee to make particular recommendations today with regard to possible changes in the dairy support program. The secretary said he believes the present program should be continued. New Health Conceding that the dairy, surplus and price situation looked "dark indeed" a year ago, Benson said the industry today shows "new signs of health anfl vigor." The present program offers lower price supports than were in effect a year ago—75 per cent of parity as against 90 per cent. Some dairy state lawmakers have been urging an increase in the support level. Under the present dairy program the government buys surplus dairy products at the support level as a means to prevent market prices from dropping below the price floor. Referring to proposals advanced by some Democratic farm leaders to restore rigid farm price supports, Benson said such action would aggravate present surplus problems. WELLS & PUMPS for Farm Crop Irrigation "Make It Rain With. Pumps by Layne" Install Now and be sure of your Crop! We install 2 inch house wells FREE ESTIMATES — NO OBLIGATION! See or Call Frank Seay ot Arkansas Well Co. Ph.3-4110 127 E. Main THE TRACTOR WITH PROFIT-MAKING PUNCH Here comes the bright Persian orange WD-45 Tractor that's showing farmers everywhere how much bij tractor power has been improved. The Allis-Chalmers tractor weighs in at several hundred pounds less than others in its class. It replaces dead weight with aggressive power, now punch and (laying power. Round after round ... no matter how tough the soil conditions, the WD-45 transfers rear-mounted implement weight automatically with Traction Booster to the rear wheels where it counts most. Try the Allis-Chalmeri WD-45 ... you owe it to yourself to learn how different your farming can be with the new 3-plow champion. (fILUSCHflLMERS ) »"' V Itlli ANO JfUVfCI I •"' X^ -* l»r Tun* M National Form — NIC BYRUM IMPLEMENT HARDWARE & SEED COMPANY The high supports were voted out by Congress last year. Under this new system floors are low In times of surplus to discourage overproduction and high in time of shortages to encourage production. He said wheat is agriculture's biggest problem because of the existence of a record supply which he said is sufficient to meet domestic and export requirements for more than two full years. He said a problem of oversupply is developing for rice as well. In discussing the dairy situation, he said increasing consumption of dairy products, a leveling off in production and government efforts to dispose of surpluses are bringing an improvement in prices and Income. Something to Think About By GEBTRUDE B HOLIMAN County Bom* Demonstration Afcnl Blythevillc, Ark. Ph. 3-4404 State's Farmers Got $3 Million That's What Federal Government Spent During Drought LITTLE ROCK bR — Arkansas farmers have received more than $3,000,000 in drought emergency funds from the federal government and that figure may rise even higher with last minute applications, the Farmers Home Administration office said. The FHA and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation agencies at Little Rock said that amount was spent since emergency program was instituted in August, 1954. Most Approved Of the 78,362 applications received, in the hay and feed program, 74,371 have been approved, the FHA said. The ASC said that 4,434,211 hundredweight pounds of grain and feed were sold to farmers and ranchers since beginning ot the program last summer. And this, the ASC said, does not include nea ly 11,784 tons of hay on which the government paid more than $75,000 in hauling charges. The governor's office and the Arkansas Extension Service administered the program under which the government paid farmers one dollar a hundredweight for feed and up to $10 a ton for freight on hay brought into drought areas. Railroads contributed to the program by cutting their freight rates in half. Farmers have 60 days remain- Ing in which to file purchase orders. In turn, the dealers must submit the orders to the CCC receive surplus feed stocks in exchange for the certificates they hold. Sixty-nine of 75 Arkansas counties have, participated in the program. Craighend, Crittcnden, Clay. Greene, Arkansas and Mississippi counties were the only counties not classified as "drought emergency" areas. Although railroads have discontinued their cut rate service, the federal government will continue its assistance in the hay program until March 31. Special Interest There were 70 ladies who attended the county-wide slip cover workshop last Tuesday. There were 12 communities represented. This was a special interest meeting for those that needed help on making slip covers. Many of the leaders will hold workshops In their own communities to show others how to slip cover furniture. In the home demonstration clubs the ladies have learned design and color combination that make attractive interior decorations. Clothing Cost Clothing workshops will "be held .n the home demonstration clubs during the month of March. A dress revue will be held in April. Making clothes at home will save on the family budget which should be a.great help; however, clothing | prices have declined some. I The average cost of clothing for the family has shown a steady downward drift the past years The question now is how much longer this downward trend in clothing prices can continue. Although retail prices of clothing fiave been decreasing, the cost of somewhat misleading statement. Synthetic fibers such as nyJon, ( orlon and dacron are also being; found blended with the natural fibers such as cotton, wool, and silk to make interesting labiics for spring ami summer These fabrics containing less than 30 and 35 percent of the synthetic fibers often do not give the desired results. Fabrics on the market this season show there has been a tendency on the part of manufacturers to give the consumer fabrics that require only a limited amount of care to keep them in reasonably good condition. Biscuit Mix 3 cups flour J /4 cup baking powder 4 teaspoons salt 1 cup shortening. Sift and measure the flour. Add salt and baking powder to flour and sift together. Use a pastry blender, or two knives, and cut in the fat until the mixture is like corn meal. For buttermilk biscuits, use 2 teaspons of soda and 1 tablespoon of baking powder instead of the '/, cup of baking powder in the biscuit mix recipe. TO USE: Add about ^ cup of milk to 2 cups of mix. Stir about 20 strokes until a soft dough is formed. Turn on a lightly floured board and knead lightly about 15 strokes. Roll out and cut. Bake on an un- three j greased baking sheet at. 475 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes. Variations. CH1CKASAWBA DISTRICT, | MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, IN THE CHANCERY COURT, | WARNING ORDER ARKANSAS Robert Parnell Roberts, Pltf. vs. No. 12894 Elizabeth Ann Roberts, Dft. The defendant, Elizabeth Ann Roberts, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintff, Robert Parnell Roberts. Dated this 27th day of January, 1955, GERALDINE LISTON,, Clerk By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C. Elbert 8. Jonnson, atty for pltf. Max Harrison, Atty Ad Litem 1/28-2/4-11-18 Eighty-five per cent of American Iron ore passes through the locks at Sault fite. Marie. Mich. Texas has the right to subdivide Into not more than four additional states. REGISTERED ANGUS SALE Thursday, February 24 Selling 60 females of good quality at the farm. This offering Is top Sunbeam Breeding. Cattle will be delivered to your farm free. Cur farm li 10 mile* south of Memphis on Highway W. LYON ANGUS FARM Olive Branch, Miss. J. E. Lyon, Owner not. the ma- manufacturing has whole, decreased. Prices of some unfinished terials have recently increased. Cotton and synthetics are examples. One manufacturer of work clothing has already announced higher prices. One reason for the possible increase in clothing prices is the low inventories of clothing and materials used in clothing. This is particularly true at the manufacturing level. Even though the wholesale catalogue prices now published suggest there is a marked upturn in retail clothing, it ill not likely be until next spring. Judged by total expenditures, consumers seem to be putting a larger value on clothing now, than formerly. The sum now spent for clothing, accessories, and shoes comes to eight per cent of total consumption expenditures compared with 14 percent in the late war years and 10 per cent during the depression years of 1930's. The present-day ways of living and using leisure time seems to call for less expensive clothing. Another possible contributing factor for less money being spent for clothing, is that the greater concentration of our population is the younger and older age groups. These groups normally spend less for clothing than young adults. Clothing Trends Tweed influences are strong In spring coats, suits, and dress lines. There are silk tweeds, cotton tweeds, blends of linen and wool tweeds and nubby tweeds. Homemakers will see silks in line effects, silk suiting, and slubbed silks. Checks will be seen In linen, silk and woolens in dresses, suits and coats, according to the home agent. Cottons are on the market with satin-like finishes and in many other finishes comparatively new in the cotton field. Dark background prints may be found in many colorful and interesting designs. Most of the new spring cottons are crease resistant. Many new and interesting linen fabrics are appearing en the market in embroidered, blocked, and figured patterns as u r ell as solid colors. Several of the new rayon fabrics have been given a linen- like look. Pleated cottons are in stores again this season. Some manufacturers refer to these as permanently pleated cottons although it, is a Cheese Biscuits — Add 1 3 to '2 cup of grated cheese to 2 cups of lix. ; Orange Biscuits — Add 2 table-1 spoons of grated orange rind to 2 j cups of mix. | Butterscotch-Pecan Biscuits — i Bake in muffin tins. Grease each j muffin tin lightly. In each tin put j 1 teaspoon of butter, 1 teaspoon of i brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of chopped pecans. Cut out biscuit and place in muffin tins over the mixture. Bake at 425 degrees F. Pin Wheel Biscuits—Make dough and roll out in rectangular shape. Spread the dough with a mixture of brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. 'Cooked meat can also be used in the roll.'' Roll up like a jelly roll. Cut in one-half inch slices. Bake like biscuits. GULF STREAM The Gulf Stream is a complex system of currents which join and branch off the main stream at various points, according to oceanographers. CARLOSS IRRIGATION PORTABLE EQUIPMENT For All Methods of Crop Watering ABC Couplers RAY OLIVE Ark-Mo. Representative Ph. 4551, Luxora. Ark. or Gated Pipe COMPLETE STOCK IN MEMPHIS • PUMPS • ALUMINUM PIPE • SPRINKLERS • WELL SUPPLIES Call or write for free Information CARLOSS WELL SUPPLY CO. Ill Concord Ave.—Memphis, Tenn.—Tel. 8-1142 South Pemiscot Oil Co. ANNOUNCES the opening of its new Anhydrous Ammonia Plant (Operation to begin Feb. 20) Located at site of PHILLIPS 66 BULK PLANT Stcele, Missouri When soil lodes Nitrogen, crops an dttoppointinf That's why y«ii nut Phillips (i Agricultural Ammonii. This (2% Nitrog«fl ftrtilim products rap id wrly ffowttt for b*tt*r piling, targw crop production! Apply it dirtctly to wH with tractor Mjuiprmnt, *r motor it into irrif«tioft wafer. So* IK for fuN informa- tion M Phillips ii Agricultural Ammonia. —Also dealer for applicators— SOUTH PEMISCOT OIL CO. Ph.117 —STIELI, MO.— Ph. 273 -Servlnr S.E. Missouri A Surrounding' Territory— YOU BET .THEY LAST! —Guaranteed Work— We make your old tires like new—at a fraction of new tire cost! BURNETT'S ROYAL TIRE SERVICE S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-8662 Its Here Its a Beauty First All-New Tractor in its Class since the War Hays Implement Co. Franklin & Walnut Phone 3-6898 FARMERS ONE STOP MARKET We Buy or Store: SOYBEANS • CORN • RYE We Sell BARLEY WHEAT OATS • COMBINE MILO • MASTER MIX FEEDS • SOYBEAN SEED • FUNK'S "G" HYBRID CORN • V.C. FERTILIZER • FIELD SEEDS of All Kinds • COTTON SEED • MATHIESON'S INSECTICIDE CERTIFIED DELFOS 9169 $170 ton FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Home Of Sudden Service" N. BROADWAY & HUTSON STS. PHONE 3-8191

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