The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 31, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 31, 1947
Page 9
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THURSDAY, .JULY 31, 19-17 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NBWB Index oi Farm Prices Hits 276 Parity Figure at AM-Time Peak of 231, Bureau Reports WASHINGTON, July 31. (UP) — Tlio Agriculture Department's index of frij'i prices rose to 276 on July 15, two per cent above the mid-Jiusc mark of 271. The now Increase was the first since Mar;h and moved the index within 1.4 per cent of the March peak index of 2EO. While prices received by farmers \vcrr rising, the parity price iiulpx—prices paid by farmers—re- ni'-'.iiied Mationary at its all-time perk of 2:)!. As a result, farmers on July 15 were receiving 19 per cent incro than parity lor their products on the average. TVrm prices ivcrn 17 PIT cent higher thau parity 'during the previous j>eriocl. In .these index, 100 is the average fcr 1MS-1914. Advances in the prices of most farm products -more than offset sharp declines in the average price of fruits rum truck crops. Corn prices rore spec'.'jnularly, after ps&r weather ravaged the crop. A 13-ccnt p-r bushel price increase from mid-June boosted the average price received 'cy farmers for porn in an all-time high of £2.C1 per fcusM. Meat animal prices rose 1.5 per cent ovt'r mid-June. The price of poultry [product's was up J;even per cei'.t • cotton wos up five per cent and dairy products, up four per cent. Truck crops declined nn average of 16 per cent and fruit prices dropped -six per cent. I'rcd arid Fond Up Continued increases in prices paid by farmers for feed and food offset minor declines in prices of building materials and house-hold supplies. The parity index remained constant and was 15 per cent above July. IS 16. The report showed that farmers were receiving below-parity prices for .q fc\v pinducts, such as P3- tatops, eggs and wool. fThe government .it necessary, v;ill support prices of most farm commodities at <JC i;er cent of parity. tAveraye actual prices received by fannr-rs for major commodities in mid-July and the parity prices of the s^-me product were: Commodity Cotton (I 1 .:.) Wheat (bu.) • Corn <hn.) Oa(s (bu.) Feamtts Ob.) Potatoes ibu.) Tc':-acco dypc 32, per Ib.) 48.5c Hoire (per ICO Ibo.) 523.60 Cal.tle (ICO Ibs.) S19B3 Calves (ICO 1'os) $20.CO $15.60 Iam';E (ICO Ibs.) S21.'1(T- S13.60 ' Butter fat lib.) eS.Oc ' 56.8c Milk '(wholesale per 100 Ibs) - S3.75 43.44 Chickens (live It).) 28.1c 28.2c Eggs Idcz.) 45.7C 44.7C Wool t'b.) 39.2C 42.Sc- Leadership Conference Planned by Methodists The 19-17 Young People's Methodist Leadership Conference for thR South central Jurisdiction vdll l.e held at Mount Sequoyah, FaveUe- ville Arkansas, August 5-15, it 'has been announced by the Rev. Hoover Rupert, director of the Youth Department of ths Methodist General Board of - Education with offices in Nashville, Tenn. The conference Is a joint project of the Youth Department, tm - Juri. c dictional Youth Exeonnvij Committee, and the boards of edu- catoin or the Ifl annual conferences of the south Central Jurisdiction. A regular feature at the Mo'.mt Ectuioyali Assembly Ground for the past several years, the conference Is held for the purpose of offering counseling and training oppormnl- A s FAG* mm A Flying Delegate Act. Pr. Par. Pr. . 2fV8c 28.G4c $2.14 S2.C4 1.48 92.2c 11.1C 2.01 92.20 . 8.93C. $1.69 A flyUig delegate to the American Legion convention In Fort Woittt, Texas, was Governor Bcauford Jester, left, shown leaving the plane al Fort Worth Army Air Field with State Adj. General K. L. Berry (NEA Telcphoto.) $1.70 34.80 $1«.RO $12.50 ties for conference, district and subdistrict officers of the Mc'.bj- dist Youth Ix-ilowship tlnoua'i workers, groups, forums, nddrjssos, recreation and fellowship. Not Standard The crirat-/never has been J standard measure. It has a slight 'ly different (weight value in va rious ccnmt'rjes, with E05.5 mill! grams icing the -most common. U. of A. Gives Priorities to Arkansans FAYETTEVIhUi, Ark.. July Ml. —With upwards of 5.000 [i|>pllvn-j lions for admission to (he Fall ic- mestcr at the University of Arkansas already on (He. the office of the Arkansas residents and former Tin-' registrar today issued an appeal to Arkansas residents and former students who wish to register in September to file their applications nt once. Approximately 4,000 applications have bbcn received from Ark>insa.f residents and former students of the University, and upwards of.t.- 000 applications from out-of-sta'.e residents are on hand iv.vaUUiK acceptance or rejection. Additional applications are being received from out-of-statc residents In every m«H. The University Is anxious to provide room for every qualified Arkansas resident and former slude'H who wishes to enter the University 'this Fall, but a large number of students who were In school lust year and who normally would on expected to return In September have not yet notified the registrar's office of their intention lo return. Screening of out-of-slatc appil- canU for admission to the Unlvjr- 1 slty must get under \vay this week, as those applicants should be Rlvim an opportunity to seek admission elsewhere In event they can not l>c accepted by the University of Arkansas. Acceptance of all students — In- nriiiiB out-of-slatc residents — vho havn already applied for ad- nission would rill the University to ts virtual capacity, It was pointed out, and competition for admission vlll become greater each succeeding lay until school opens. Six Railroads intervene fn New Line Construction WASHINGTON. July 31. (UP) — The Interstate Commerce Commission yesterday authorized six Southern rai'roads (o intervene In proceedings involving construction of a new 229-^iiile line from Atlanta to Savannah, Ga. The Southeastern Railroad Co., .- new ccrpnr.-ition, asked to build I the new line to serve intermediate I points along the Atlanta-Savannahj route. j Intervcners were the Atlantic' Coajl Line; the Charleston & Western Carolina; the Georgia; the Southern; the Ewhsnrd Air Line; and the Macon. Dublin &. Savannah Railroads The Southern said lines already serving the Atlnnta •• Savannah route "nre more (ban adequate to handle all the railroad freight and passenger traffic.". It charged that the Southeastern ciid not comply with ICC regulations in askinsf authority lo Issue its stock. The other roads said a . new 'Real Income* Stable, Monthly Reports Show PURCHASING POWEI HBKIK UO TINT WKSIOII No Benjamin Prunk'ln never a.skcd for, nor received, u. patent for any of Ills Inventions or discoveries, al- though he Is ranked as the grtut- Ships *re est liivi-iillvc genius of his t«t. .Read Courier News Want Ad*. _ cause the bro*d«r..fjuil «tt make .* ' t veati-, r%bt MINNEAPOLIS, J u 1 y — Purchasing power of the average American family is virtually the same today us it was a year ago, it is reveled by the monthly In- vcstors Kynilinile survey. After a sharp decline a month earlier, the real income" index hus returned to Hie level of u ycur ago. "Heal income" is the relationship of revenue to living- costs. > The "averuRCs" are a bit deceptive this month, Investors Syndicate said, because of varying conditions. The continuint,' Mich level of imrehasinK power is due largely to the high level of em- ploymenl, which evens out declines m revenue suffered by luiny families which have lost heavy overtime ninl other abnormal sources ot income. Thus many families have higher "real income" and many h*ve less, making the average an accurate indication only of national purchasing- p»wer. It does indicate, however, that a better balance of income is being- achieved, making more families (food purchasing units. / Although the increase in fooii Trices is apparently slowing ilown. farm income continues to rise an.l is now $1.28 for every dollar of income a year ago. This Is an increase of 14 cents over a. month earlier. At the same time, income from investments has dccreasci! about 2 per cent in the past month. White costs of food, clothing and shelter have remained level — up to passage of the new rent Inw — there hns been a one-month decrease of about G per cent in "miscellaneous" costs. "The economy of the nation con*l n "? s to be sound," commented K. fc. Crahb, chairman and president of Investors Syndicate, "anil such inflation as exists has rot seriously affected the ability of the to buy goods in volume." 'line would divert traffic from t'S- ta':llshf:d railroads. USE IT AS A TRACTOR USE !T AS A RUNABOUT USE IT AS A MOBILE POWER UNIT • The power of the "Willys-CHer. land "Icep" Engine and selective 2- and -J-whccl drive m»ke th« "Jeep" a vehicle of amazing versatility, performance »nd economy. GET A Jeep POOLE MOTOR CO. Stcol,-, Mo. SUele 4* HELP BUILD AMERICA'S AIR POWER ON AIR FORCE DAY, AUGUST IST No one today qucslions the fact that thcTvhole future of the United Stales may rest in the very clouds over your head. The .security of this country demands strong, well-trained, well-equipped Air Forces,' superior lo any in the world. And the new, reorganized Air Forces give thou- ' sands of eligible young men an opportunity to lake an active part in building America's Air Power .T?, on the ground as well as in the sky. You may, for example, enlist in the'Air Forces for three years. If you have a specialty which will qualify you, you may also be able to enlist in a grade at higher pay. If you have had Air Forces experience, you may join the Air Reserve and continue your military aviation training outside of business hours. Or you may join Ihe Air National Guard and perhaps become eligible for advanced technical training at special Air National Guard schools. Think it over. If there are Air Force. Day exhibits in your locality, be sure to visit them on August 1st. If no demonstrations are to be held nearby, get a copy of the new Air Forces pamphlet, "Know Your Air Forces," at your U. S. Army Recruiting Station. NOW —THE WORLD'S GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR A CAREER IN AVIATION Today the Army Air Forces offer high school graduates an unprecedented opportunity to get the finest aviation schooling on earth - and select your school or course before you, enlist. The AAF Career Plan is unlike anything ever offered before. It permits selected high school graduates to apply and qualify for AAF specialized courses of their own choice. Simply go lo your U. S. Army Recruiting Station, explain the kind of aviation train-' ing you want and you will receive an application blank and a complete list of available courses.' When you are selected to attend the course of your choice, you enlist in the Army Air Forces for 3, 4 or 5 years. After your basic training period you are guaranteed the education you have selected lo make you a specialist in the type of work you have chosen.' Get a list of all the schools and courses open to you under the AAF Aviation Career Plan at your nearest U. S. Army Recruiting Station. / U. S. ARMY RECRUITING SERVICE * U. S. ARMY RECRUITING OFFICE 2nd Floor Ciry Hall f Blythevillc, Ark. Doit'f be Penny-Wise . Ounce and v&tna Foolish... 12 FULL OUNCES OF PEPSI CO LA... 6 { Your Best Buy ftptt-Ctlt Company, Iff} /tfnnd City, N, V. Frmehined Bttlltn , TRAFFIC SAFETY WEEK PLAY SAFE DRIVE WITH CAUTION! DOi YOUR PART IN HELPING \ TO PREVENT ACCIDENT! "Tis said that in driving on the highway, a motorist should watch the "other fellow" . . . because (he "other fellow" is unpredictable and represents the greatest (hreal (o accident. However, have you stopped to think that if every motorist drives carefully, observing all speed limits and other traffic •u regulations, little depends on What (he "ofhcr fellow" does? So drive with caution . . . observe every traffic regulation . . • lie sure you arc rigfvt . '. . And keep your car in good" driving condition . . . Our staff of mechanics will help yon keep it thai way ... So drive in regularly for a thorough checkup. YOUR COOPERATION IS NEEDED IN THIS SAFETY CAMPAIGN - - LOY EICH CHEVROLET CO.

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