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PAOBTWVLTB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1988 70,000 Farmers To Get USDA Crop Questionnaires WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will mail questionnaires to nearly 70,000 farmers in all parts of the country next week asking them what crops, and how much of each, they plan to grow this year. Commodity And Stock Markets- Ntw York Cotton <W:M «•«*»«•») Mar 4327 3429 342S 3422 May 3465 3485 3461 3462 July 3490 3492 3488 3489 Oct 3490 3494 3484 3494 Dec 3495 3500 3490 3499 N«w Orleans Cotton Mar 3428 3429 3421 3422 May 3465 3465 3460 3461 July 3493 3494 3489 3490 Oct 3492 3494 3485 3494 Dec 3495 3499 3490 The farmer-recipients, who serve as unpaid crop reporters for the Agriculture Department, will be asked to state specifically what their plans are as of March 1. The department will use the returned questionnaires to prepare its spring report on farmers' planting intentions. This report serves as an important guideppst for the government in determining farm policies, and also furnishes individual farmers with information on what other farmers plan to do. Results of the survey will be compiled and released to the public on March 18. Interested in South Department officials will be interested especially in crop plans of farmers in the southern great plains, where a four-year drought persists. Reports to the department indicate that severe dust storms and land damage may oo- CliKago Soykeam Mar ... 278i/ 2 278% 277% May ... 274}' 2 275 274 July ... 270!/4 271V1 Sept ... 257% 257% 270% 257 CMcooo Corn Mar •... ISOVfe 150% May ... 153% 153% Chkoge Wheat • Mar ... 223V4 225 May ... 220% 222 New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U S Steel 149% 152% 3497 cur in this region again this spring. They were particularly damaging last year. Developments In this area— which includes , western Texas, eastern New 'Mexico, western Oklahoma, western Kansas, eastern Colorado, and southwestern Nebraska—will weigh heavily on department plans for extending drought assistance to livestoc farmers. Such aid now include provision of feed grains at cul rate prices. 278 271 257'!, 153 2231/4 220% 224% .... 179 1-2 63 1-8 .... 53 1-4 .... 121 1-4 .... 68 1-2 .... 118 3-4 .... 53 7-8 94 1-8 79 1-8 .... 34 .... 37 1-2 .... 87 3-8 .... 44 .... 55 7-8 .... 12 1-4 115 3-4 .... 95 1-8 80 3-8 .... 78 3-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111., W—(USDA)—Hogs 9,000; moderately active, mostly 25-35 lower, instances off more; choice 180-220 Ib 16.50-85; few 16.90; choice No. 1 and 2 17.00, new low since Dec. 1952; 220-240 Ib 16.00-60, few 16.75; 240-270 Ib 15.25-16.00, few 16.25; 275-325 Ib 15.00-25; 150-170 Ib 15.1518.75; sows 400 Ib down 14.50-15.00; heavier sows 12.75-14.25; boars 10.00-12.50. Cattle 650, calves 300; commercial and good about steady, 16.5021.00; utility 13.00-14.00: cows active and steady; utility and commercial 11.50-13.50; canners and cutters 9.50-12.00; bulls steady; canners and cutters 9.50-12.50 few heavy fat bulls 11.00-50; vealers canners and cutters 9.50-12.50 and calves steady; good and choice vealers 20.00-27.00; odd head prime M.OO; commercial and good vealers and calves 15.00-20.00. TRUCK to Negro Deaths Ca/fie Smith Funeral services for Callie Smith, 65, of Muskegon, Mich., will be conducted in the West End Baptist Church Sunday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. O. C. Johnson, pastor. Burial will be in Lane Cemetery with the Caston Funeral Home in charge. She died Saturday at her home in Muskegon. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Percy Smith; two brothers, Pink White and James White of Blytheville, and two sisters, Annie Phillips and Pearl Smith of Blytheville. Spencer Reed Funeral services for Spencer Reed, 66, were conducted at 2 p. m. today In the Caston Funeral Home Chapel by Rev, T. F. Conner. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetary. He died Thursday at his home on Ash Street. Johnny Davis Johnny Davis, 48, died this morning at Blytheville Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of relatives. Caston Funeral Home ie in charge. Jam+t Randall 'jwnw Randall, 63. died at his home on South Eighth Street Tuesday. Funeral services are incomplete pending arrival of relatives. Caston Funeral home in charge. Dorothy B. Simpson Services w«r« conducted today »t noon in Cftston Funeral Home chapel by Rev. T. P. Conner. Burial wa* in Mt. Zlon Cemetery. She IB survived by her parents, three sisters, and one brother. (Continued from Page 1) payment of a $5 permit fee. "Irreducible Load" This equipment Would be "irre ducible load"—one which couldn 1 be lightened by taking off carg or removing detachable parts, j contractor's bulldozer was cited a an example. As the Senate bill was passei and sent back, five dollars stil would remain as a minimum, fei for movement of this overweigh machinery. However, another $4 pe* would be ndded for each ton fraction of a ton the vehic. weighed above 56,000 pounds; SI a ton for the next five tons, am SB a ton for all above that. Rep. John P. Bethell of Parlrli County and other backers of thi proposal to set a flat $5 permi lee, said the graduated scale o rates could put a small contractoi out of business. Rep. Robert Harvey of Jacksoi County spoke for objectors of tht proposed amendment when he de clared that "we've already made an excetlon for contractors; now they aren't satisfied and want us to go even further in their behalf Several proponents, including Rep. Eli Leflar of Benton County argued for adoption as "the besi we can get" and declared that ii the bill were not passed Arkansas wouldn't be able to regulate truck loads at all. Replaces 1953 Law If th bill bcoms law. it wil rplnce a 1953 truck weight law which was declared unconstitution al because it made certain exemp tions, which aren't repeated in the current measure. The bill would regulate size ant speed of large vehicles and pro vide that none may weigh more than 56.000 pounds, exclusive o front axle. The House passed the Senate bili 70-21. The vote for the House bill ,wa£. 47-44 with 51 necessary for passage. Rep. Talbot Field of HempsLeac County, author of the original House bill, was one of those who voted against its passage. Feild had opposed Wednesday's House action in amending the "irreducible load" fee provision. Conway Meeting For Methodists The Rev. Harold Eggensperger, pastor of the First Methodist Church ol Blytheville, has announced that a meeting of the Commission on World Service and Finance of the North Arkansas Conference of the Methodis', Church will be held Feb. 21, at Conway. Jack Owen, Blytheville, is a member of the commission and expected to attend along with the Rev. Mr. Eggensperger. Demand Vo*t D«/oy DUSSELDORF, Germany OH — The Socialist-dominated West German Trade Union Federation has demanded that Parliament delay voting on rearmament until new Big Four negotiations on reuniting Germany havt Men Md. j Hollis Jumper Files For Re-Election Hollis Jumper of • Burdette has filed for re-election to Burdetle's School Board. Mr. Jumper is up for election to a five-year term on the board in the March 19 school election. Announcement of his candidacy was made by County Schools Supervisor office today. No Long Hair t NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (/Ft — A $1,076 violin ta missing and police are looking for "somebody carrying a violin who may not look like a violinist," Louis Frankel, 40, used the valuable violin lost night while playing In a South Water Street tavern. When he left the room for a moment, he told police, somebody grabbed the Instrument, CUM and bow. GAY NINETY TOTS — The fourth grade of Dressed in costumes representing the clothing of Burdette grammar school presented a skit, "Alice in Founderland," to the Burdette P.T.A. to celebrate the 58th birthday of the founding of the Parent-Teacher organization. Mrs. George Wicks, the fourth grade teacher, directed the program. the women of the gay nineties, the girls presented are (left to right back row) Katherine Perkins, Mary Stephenson, Jeanie Permenter, Myra Booker and Judy Garner; (kneeling) Patsy Adams and Alfreda Craine. (Courier News Photo) • Revolt Reported In Paraguay BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (/P)— Heavily armed civilians reportedly fought a pitched battle with troops on the outskirts of the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion Tuesday night in an apparent attempt to overthrow President Alfredo Stroessner's government. There was no confirmatiuii from Asuncion of the reports, brought by travelers arriving here yesterday from Paraguay. The travelers said the civilians tried to take over the headquarters of the 1st Cavalry Regiment near the city. One source said according to rumors current in Asuncion that at least 10 person^ were killed and 200 arrested. Blytheville Man Takes Course in Memphis Verner Williams, employee oi Horner Wilson Motor Co., is at- Israel Names Defense Minister JERUSALEM UP) — Israel's first Premier. David Ben-Gurion, agreed last night to end his desert retirement and become defense minister again. Ben-Gurion has been living on an agricultural project in the Negev Desert since quitting his dual post of premier and defense minister 14 months ago. He takes the defense post from Pinchas Lavon, who resigned for undisclosed reasons last night from Premier Moshe Sharett's coalition cabinet. Since both Ben-Gurion and Lavon are members of the Mapai (Labor) party, the switch presumably will cause no change in government policy. tending a General Motors training center at Memphis. Mr. Williams, a service manager with the motor company for 15 years, chose the Oldsmobile air conditioning course. Larceny Suspect Is Bound Over CARUTHERSVILLE — Richard Whitley was bound over to Circuit Court after preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court here Thursday on a charge of burglary and larceny. The defendant was committed to the county jail after failure to post 51,000 bond. Whitley is accused of breaking into Pete Burton's grocery in Steele, Mo., on Feb. 9, and stealing $30 in groceries and other merchandise and $35 in cash. In. other action during the Magistrate Court session, Gut Scott, Joe Cole and Otis Stephens were found not guilty of a charge of burglary. Bradley Homed BONN, Germany tfl — The U. S. Army announced today Maj. Gen. Joseph S. Bradley has been appointed director of the American Military. Assistance Planning Group to the V/est German government. Obituary Simmons Rites Are Conducted OARUTHERSVILLE — Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Simmons, 77, who died Feb. 12 at the home of her daughter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, were held Wednesday afternoon at the LaForge Funeral Home Chapel here. The Rev. Eddie Cagle of Pascola, Mo., officiated, with burial in Little Prairie Cemetery. Mrs. Flint, who was born in Bld- rig'e, Tenn., had lived on a farm near Caruthersville for many years before moving to Albuquerque about ten years ago. Survivors include, two daughters, Mrs. Lola Nix of Albuquerque and Mrs. Eurine Walker of Flint, Mich.; four sons, Buford Simmons of Farmington, Mo., Huron immons of Detroit, Mich., Orval Simmons of Flint, Mich., and Orear Simmons, also of Flint; a sister, Mrs. Dillie Davis of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Rev. A. N. Burrls of Anna. 111.; a half sister, Mrs. Eller Clark ,of Florida; and two half-brothers, Arthur Burris of Florida, and Lexie Burris of Hayti. Linnie Greenwell Services Today CARUTHERSVILLE — Services for Mrs. Linnie Greenwell of Route One, Caruthersville, were scheduled to be conducted at 3:00 this afternoon from the Eastwood Memorial Methodist Church of Caruthersville. The Rev. Floyd Brower was to officiate with burial in Little Prairie Cemetery. LaForge Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs, Greenwell, who was active in the Methodist Church and several clubs, died in Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital at Hayti Thursday morning. She was 47 and had been ill for several months. No War Soon, Thomas Says NEW YORK f/P)—Secretary of the Navy Charles S. Thomas predicts no immediate war in Formosa Strait because—as he puts it—for the first time in the cold war the Reds "came lace to face with the harsh realities of sea power." Thomas, in a speech last night en the 160th anniversary of the Naval Supply Corps, said Formosa will remain k problem (or the United States because It is a part of a .ttern" for Communist conquests, Dear Boss Lady.. Let's look at my TIME CLOCK My "TIME CLOCK" is your electric meter, Boss Lady. It's as accurate as a jeweled watch. In fact it* bearings are tiny jewels. My company spends thousands of dollars for these jewels just to make sure you don't have to pay one cent more than I earn. Yes sir, my time clock registers every second I work, and it stops the very second you turn off the switch. There's no loafing in my book. You KNOW my wages are for services DELIVERED. So the next time you look over my time card (the electric service bill) think of all the appliances you've given me to operate and look at all the hours I worked doing it — and best of all, there's no guesswork — you know it's a bill for VALUE RECEIVED! Your Servant of MM CwtHiry Ark-Mo Power Co. CROWNED AT COOTER—June Flowers is Cooter basketball queen. She was crowned at Tuesday night's homecoming. She is a junior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Flowers of near Cooter. (Photo by Yeager) FEED (Continued from Page 1) Bluff, sponsor of the bill, said the measure was needed to stop a milk price war which is threatening to drive out of business many small milk distributors, and to protect the public from eventual high milk prices. The bill would have established a state Milk Control Commission with authority to regulate the entire dairy industry. This authority would have included the power to fix milk prices at all levels. Gathright charged that opposition to his bill stemmed from three large firms—Terry Dairy Milk Co., of Little Rock, Dea n Milk Co. of Chicago, and Safeway Stores, Inc.—and asked the Senate: "Who do you think will be hurt and helped by this bill." Speaking against the bill were Sens. Guy Jones of Comvay, Roy Milum of Harrison, Q. By rum Hurst of Hot Springs, Roy Riales of Menu, and ,J. 0. Porter of Mulberry. Only Sen. C. E. Lyingling of Searcy joined Gathright In speaking for the bill. Atomic Tests Again Delayed By Weather LAS VEGAS. Nev. (#) ~ Bad weather today again delayed, at least for a few hours, the opening blast of the 1955 atomic test seriei. The plane drop of an atomic device, originally set for 7:30 a.ra. was postponed after an early morning weather conference. Because ol the weather, test chiefs earlier had decided against a powerful predawn tower shot, in favor of an air drop in daylight. The series originally was set to start last Tuesday. With the shift to an air drop, troop maneuvers were canceled. The to.wer shot presumably will come next, or as soon as there is less danger of radioactive fallout from the atomic cloud. Bank Robbery Suspect- Nabbed Near Harrison HARRISON, Ark. (fP) — The FBI early today arrested a 30-year-old Carroll County, Ark., farmer in connection with the $50,000 robbery of Cornerstone Bank at Southwest City, Mo., Wednesday. Special FBI agent in charge Webb Burke of Little Rock identified the man as Jack Cope, who lives on a hillside farm near the Delmar Community. Delmar is 18 miles southwest of Harrison in north-central Arkansas. The bank was held up shortly after noon Wednesday by four men brandishing .45 automatics who ordered bank customers and em- ployes to lie on the floor while they scooped up the money. Jaycees to Attend Board Meeting A relatively large delegation will be on hand tomorrow and Sunday in West Memphis when the Arkansas .Jaycees will hold a state board meeting. 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