The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 18, 1947
Page 5
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1n47 1 Second Largest Crop Recorded Total Farm Produce In '47 Topped Only by 1946's All-Time High WASHINGTON, Bcc. 18. lUP)— The Agriculture Department rcport- m.i yesterday that American far- ~iicif, .straining to help feed a hungry world, ihis year turned out tlieir srcono JajRrst pp/icetime crop production in history. Thr department in ILs annual summary .said total croj> production this yen i' toll five per cent bolovv last year's record high. But It was eight per cent greater than in any other previous peacetime year. This year's production was topped only by two war years, 1942 and 1944. Wheat production In 1SM7 UMS put, at l,3(i4.919,OEO bushels. This was 209.0SO.C03 bushels greater than last year's .•ecorcl-smashinjj output .-.mi 474,003.003 bushels above 1)10 previous 10-year average. It was the nuUrm'r, fourth billion - bushels wheat crop. But the qain in ".vhent was more than offset by the big decline In lorjj production, The department placed corn production at 2,403,- SM,OOri bushels. Tills was 849,000,OOS bushels smaller thiui la.u year's record crop and compared with average output of 2.630.1C2.03D bushels during the previous 10 years. Kslimalos "f Major Crops Estimated production of other major crops this year, as compared v.ith the revised estimate of last >ear'.s production: Oats 1.215.070.COO bushels this year; 1.4S7.3(M.003 last year. Barley 270.182.0CO bushels. 262253,000. Rye 23.917,000 bushels; 18.879.C03. 7.334,000 bushels 1 7.- 124.COO. Fiaxseed 30,762,003'bushels; 22,- ijKS.OCO. ^IlKlce 10.345,000 bushels; 72.21li,000. Grain sorghums 94,009,000 bushels 1C6.941.000. Hay 102,500.000 tons; 100,739,030. BIATHEV1LI..B (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Argentina Will Modify Peron Plan Statement BUENOS AIRES, I>ec. 18. HJP) I UP i—Argentina will Issue an of, ficial statement, today which ob! servers expected to modify (he announcement of an Argentine official in Havana yesterday Ihat (his country stands ready to lend $5.: 000.000,000 lo ticedi- "nations of the I world. | The announcement of a Peron | Plan to challenge the Marshall I Plan was marie In a press conference by Diego I.uls Mollnarl chief Argentine dele e alc to the International Trade Conference at Havana. Molinarl said also Ihat Argen- j tina was in a position lo export j 1,000,000 ions of wheat, a month. j which observers believed will be i denied outright since Argentina I grows less than 6.000,000 tons of ] wheat a year. Foreign Minister Juan Hramuglla | refused lo comment on Mntinarl's ', statements beyond saying that an • otflcial communique will be Issued today. ; Hopes to (let There ! L1TTLESTOWN, Pa. I UP)— Nevaeh A. Grouse, contractor, has a Rood start. He points out that Ills first name is "Heaven" spelled back' ward. i Dry edible beans n, 164,000, 100 < Ifo bass; 15,85D,COO. i Peanuts (picked and thrcsticdl 1 2.251,640.000 pounds; 2,038,355,000. Cotton 11.694,000 bales; 8.640.000. Potatoes 384.407.COO bushels; 484,17-1,000. Sweet potatoes 57,178,000 bushels; CG.424.000. Tobacro 2.167,702,033 pounds; 3,319,409,009. Sugar Chile S.353.003 tons- 5967.000. Susar beets 12.248.000 Ions- 10.- 572.COO. Apples (commercial crop) 112,- S03.000 bushels; 119.410,000. Oranges (five states) 112,570.000 boxes; 118,680.000. Grapefruit (four slates) 62.270,000 boxes; 59.520,000. Loney, // He Wins a Third Term As Governor, VViW Be Only One To Match Record of Jeff Davis «>• lluli Hrown Vnltfil I'n-ss Slaff Corn's) dent LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. l)cc. 18, (U.P.i-Only one matt, lite fabulous Jeff Dayls, ever held three consecutive terms as governor of Arkansas. But since he succeeded, the temptation to seek re-election has been great. George W. Uonagdcy tried and failed In 1012. Curl K. Bailey irled »nd failed in 1940. Now oov. Hen Lnnry ).s reiwrted lo be considering the possibility o( seeking a Ihlrd term, and perhaps loi the same reason announced by the blunt and always-conlldent Davis, Before asking Ihe voters for a* - Ihlrrt term, Unvls—described as tin 'stormy [letrel of Arkansas politics" —announcer! (hat he wanted lo Ue xovernor for the simple purposes of furtherillR his candidacy against US. Senator J. H, Berry, of holding his machine toRether. and of being In office when his next contest came on. If he coes after his third two- year span, Lancy probably will be In the same position—of planning' :o run In l!*50 against U.S. Senator J. William Fnlbrittht. Overcomes t'owerlnl DppoiK'liU Davis rode Into a third term »l the petik of his personal popularity, but at a lime when he \vas opposed by tiie press, the business interests and politicians. His second term had been characterized by an unusual amount of tnrmoll, includ- ing'an unsuccessful effort by the legislature lo impeach him. And he was attempting to do something no one else ever had tried. "Hn had been turned out. of the Baptist church," said Charles Ja- mti cobsmi. Davis 1 private secret his "Life of Davis," and hnit sllj;- mati/ei! the board of deacons who expelled him as 'quail. Baptists'." Despite such obstacles. Davis made one of his famous |>eiscmal lours and defeated Cm-roll D. Wood, iisi associate justice of Ihe Arkansas -Supreme Court. -*nd not satis- fled to slay in his own back yard. Davis was credited with carrying James !>. Clark into his post us U.S. senator. Davis was born In Little River County in 18<a and entered rulilics as prasecnlini; attorney :il Kussc-llvillc. After losing R con- Biessional race, he was elected attorney senernl In 1898. He used Ihn office as a stepping stone. He died tti 1013, serving Arkansas In the U.S. Senate. Davis I,<me a Factor To receive i\n ap|K)intment under Da';is, a mfm necflcfl only three qualifications: "He must he a white Demnnat anil a Jeff Davis mail." Davis' infhiem-f domlimted Arkansas lor many years, and while Lnni'y Ims been accused of "run- nliiR" Ihe IM1 le K tslalui-e, h« could well take a lesson lioin Ihe lending uohlirian of Ibe ccnlury. It wns In 100,1 Una DflvU, provoked when Icxlslallve memben lietil up about 300 blll.% for JO days alUT ndJoiirnnuMil on the theory Hint he wonlit no longer have jurisdiction. Davis vetofd Die •entire butch in one grand iirocUiiution. And to heap Instill upon Insult, lie loaded the cancelled documents into a wheel barrow, rolled tdrni down the hull and dumped them ceremoniously on the floor of Ihe secretary o[ suie's office. However, history shows thai D«- vi.s—while the only man lo »eri'e Ihree teruiii—-wns not Ihe governor lo CH'cupy the chief executive's office for the longest perlnit. E. N. Conway srived (rom 185^ to i*W under a law which allowed "iwo four-year terms. A second man. Thomas 8. Or««-. was elected to a second Imir-yeai term but he quit in \m fifth yenr. "Drew null cold because of the low salary being paid the governor." snicl State Historian Dallas Herndon. Ugly but Popular A'll.ANTA, Gil. i UP)— JaniM M. Galey, H Oeomla Tech senior from Pensacola, fin., is pres'.lenl of the student chapter of hie American Society of Civil Engineers, president of (he Chi Epsilon honorary fraternity, business mnnagrr of the Georgia Tech Engineer, Ireiuiurer of Ihe IJulldoR Club and president of the Kappa Slgnms. He nlsa wtis voted another lltle— Man on Ihe Campus. Read Courier News W»nt Arts. Pat O'Bryant Jeweler "Pay Pat Payday" Mnin at Second 1'hone 3261 Just in Time for Xmas! REDUCED! WOMENS DRESSES Drastically Marked Down Practically our entire stock offered to you at a tremendous saving. Buy them for gifts and get several for yourself. AH sixes but broken lots. Sequin trims in frilly dressy styles to suit th« holiday season. Plain casual styles for every occasion. $400 $500 $700 Millinery REDUCED TO CLEAR See this selection of dressy and sport hats at these ridiculous prices. Feather trims, nail-head trims, forward bumpers, bock of the head styles and many others. See these $200 B. H. S. BEANIES WOMENS ROBES WOMENS SHOES 25< $5.00 $4.00 MENS OVERSHOES 50< MENS KNEE BOOTS - - - - $1.00 PACK ***^^««i£WflK!^^ Santa, You Need Worry No Longer -You Will Find Gift . Suggestions Aplenty at * • 01 WI»T MAIN * •LYTHCVILLJ * ~k * Come in AND BROWSE AROUND! Yes, we know next Thursday Is Christmas Day, but we still wrint to Satisfy, all of our customers — and we don't believe in rushing them Into buying "Just anything." Remember, when you buy for the ladle* they appreciate It more If you put more thought into whnt you Rive — come In and any of our capable clerks will help youl IT'S NOT TOO I.ATE AT APPJ.EBAUM'S Ladies Will Love Any f of These Lovely Gifts Beautiful Home Coat* / Houne Coat and Pa jama S«t» Lovely Bed Jacket* / Dainty Gowns and Pajamas Out-of-This-World Negligees Nylon and Silk Hosiery And of Course 9 Nationally Known DRESSES-COATS-SUITS That Really Make The Moat Practical Gift* Just Come to APPLEBAUM'S We guarantee to please the most particular person! BAGS An Ideal gift — one of our handsomely designed bags to complete her new season "new look 1 ' — Over shoulder or under arm bags to suit. SLIPS Lace-top, lace-bottomed satin slip. Long length. Scarft for All Gay Sweaters Exquisite Blouses Costume Jewelry and Accessories of AH Kmd» im® \ MQ\ WMT MAIN

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