The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 21, 1947 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 21, 1947
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•nrd Small Farm Operators Face, jj W7f/i Limited Cash Reserves, I High Cost of Mechanization J: : <«TOR» NOTE: Thii 1» another in the series of stories by ;< Ow>rt« B. Reedy, Jr.. veteran United Press congressional reporter, who s. to vxxnftByiBt Uw HOUM Agriculture Committee on It* "graw root* ;. tour" of the south and Mid West.) ' By GEORGE E. KCEDY, JR.' Unjted Fnu staff Correspondent ! -^MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 21. <u.P.>-Tlw biue-shlrtcd i.rmer' I puB*^ a rtd handkerchief out or Ms pocket and nerveotisly wiped the 1 WMt froin hit ntck. ' -. "My name ii J. D ? Mott :«id I'm from Red Level, Ala. "/he »,d I came up here to .Montgomery to tell you about the kind of farmed you won't find in-the jeffer«on-Davis Hotel." The members of trie Houie Agrl- #•• cultur* Committee leaned over the litnw r*hl* *Ai' <••» *_ ±t. »t't_-_i._. . .. BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS House Committee in 'Back-to-SoiI' Movement long table §et; up irj'oic-; hoter'bal" room. "That't wfiaf'we want to hear about,"- Ohajrjnan Clifford R Hope, R., Kan:, sale). r ';''•' "Well, the farmers I'm ' talking about are tht> ortes'who work.the *am« way their'fath»r« and grandfather* did. — following a mule step by step," Mott • continued. "I[ Mott laid. • Col 'Price McLemore, a planter train Wmigh, Ala., lold the committee tlia major difficulty of tiie South Is Inck of mechanization He said the region hu bttn forced to hsmt labor and use of Its' soli "til a- most wasteful manner." "The prime production factor of the south Is women nnd children." ** -V ^—,f-, »ia\(uv ^ViitUlkMTU, A (.1 know the committee can't get out to C," ,, ,_ -»ee them so I. cable- here to"Ull] f< i ' CoUon "»d tobacco are .about them." - lc "j-the only commodities in the United Mott, leanlpi... heavily on-tiis'i ? ln 'f - ? ba " d on lhe hard, back- •peakerc stand, .'dejcribed W* f»rm! ., g or °' *' cme n >nd qhlld- In Southeasternr.Alabama .— ljoj- re ?:, „ acre* with 33 acres planted In pirn ! e "" ° r lllc M witnesses the peanuU and loiimlnes " ••Thai'« i co»»nlttce heard during ttie course "That's peanuU and tomatoes, about the usual setup." he said, adding that the rest of the land wa§ In timber. "Mwt of the farnen In .tjuth- eattern Alabama know they have got to jo to tractor fanning," Mctt told the commlltrt tourlnj U>* country to talk to firmeis about ba&lo atrlcullura) Iculsli- tlon. "But they Just can'l «et noney «no»»h to buy a tractor." City people, he went on, are paying high prices for food and clothing. But little of this money i» going to the-furmer. "My brother sold a ton of to- •utoei at fomr cent* a pound a Uttk while ago," he said. "On the same day In Birmingham, lw« •than 240 miles away, tViey .were selling at twenty-two and it half centi a pound. Something'! .. wrong." Even today when times are "better thin usual," farmers ar e leaving the country to go to the city and get Jobs, he said. "If something Isn't done It's go- Ing to get too crowded and .city folks are going to have to put up bread lines for these fellows," Merchant Seaman Diet In Leap from 19th Floor NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 21. (UP) — Police today Investigated the ».»Ji» or w 19 -y« lu- -oW merchant seaman who plunged It itorlei to "?' ,*|f««t here yesterdiy, leaving behind an unmalled letter to Ills mother In Hickory, N, C. The youth was Identified by his papers as Clarence Fisher, ot Hick- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1947 [ of the day. lie plended lor a price I support program, soil conservation I and help in obtaining credit.'He snld farming was In good shape now but had no guarantee for the future. Joe Brooks, a Negro farmer fron- Yazno County, Miss., summed the testimony for the committee'. 'They tell us that farmers 'are -the backbone of the world " ha snld. "Well, If this program -expires in 1948, the norkl Is going lo have R very weak backbone,-" Fnrm legislation, h e laid the congressmen, affects even the dom- f8.tic life of the South. "I knew one man whose croij didn't look so good so his wfta left him," he said. "A lew years later he'got parity payments, .so she came back." The House Agriculture Committee is off on a grass-roots, cross-counlry jaunl to find out what farm. tanii' BI r tT ftrU , SS ' _ A: l»' clil " i » ai ;y swing was already made Into New Englind and Penntyl- the cotton- and pcanut-growin B sections of the south, and then up through lhe corn a !ind ni catll« country and on into the grain and grazing belt. The group will use buses as far a* Kansas C ty an d a tram from Kansas City west lo Fresno, Calif. r h u- " l from the mn floor of the Amerl» ,,, 1 . rm» « legs thrashing wildly Police said Fisher's death wai probably suicide. They ssld lie left union papers, letter, and a litter of clgaret »utU on th« office window-sill from which he feu. . Ffne-ComplcxloBMl Workmen employed at piercing pearls In India have inordinately line complexions desplt* the Insan- itary jurroundings In which they Wilson News Mr. and Mrs. p. s. Reene v-'era dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs Justus Edrlngton Thursday night In Memphis. Mrs. Forrest. Mulllns and'Mrs E G. Kaetzel attended the Tom Brcn- Vishinsky's Cries Termed Proof U. S. fs Marching On Road to Peace AirportNews Ex-Army pilots of Northcnst Arkansas nncl Houlhcnst Missouri may have tho opportunity to get tn considernble flight time HS well absorb ground school refresher training here with Uncle Snm footing the bills, it was disclosed yesterday. If present plntw of the Army are ciii-riccl out, Blyiheville Municipnl Air|»it will become nn operatlimal bnsc for the Air Force's reserve training program for former pilots. At present, pilots ol this area must go to Memphis on week-ends lo pnr. ticipnte In the program. The Army plans to bring tour trainers here four dnys a week — Thursday, Friday, Saturday' ' and Sunday. AT-fl's will probably . lx> flown here al first while trie fliers are being checked oui. Later,' larger craft and AT-ll's for' the rmilll- englne pilots will be avnilnbie. There ts also a possibility that after the program geU under way a ground school Instructor will be stationed here. Most, flying will be local when the program begins but after first checks and refresher schooling in related nnvlgutlonnl subjects. It is expected that cross- country hops win be made. Pilots will be encouraged to fly us much as they wish and no limit will be set on the lime available to each Flights will be mode to Jonrslmro to pick up pilots there and bring tthein here to take part in the train- Ing, according to present plans. BOSTON, Oct. 21. (UP) — The up'-•"outraged cries" of Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Vishlnsky are proof that the United States l» winning Its "struggle for power" with Russia, a well known economist said today. Executive secretary Leo Cherne of the Research Institute of America lold (he Boston Conference on Distribution thai, the stakes in this struggle "are peace and stability." The entire world and nil of our people." he said, "will profit'from ouf victory." The world's problems-are ours, he sold, and the "realities of the struggle for power between the United States and the Soviet Union and the two sharply differing concepts of life anil government reception Henry Wallace hns received from some Ill-informed segments of our population, Henry Wallace hns contradicted himself. Ills utterances have been fuzzy, hazy and confused.. .yet he has succeeded In capturing the imagination of some rjeople because... he hns promised peace.... "Anil In Hie overwhelming deslr* for the end of bloodshed, there have been thousands who have followed lhe misty pulh of his glittering generality." Elephant'* Fe«t? Sixty-foot high natural rock Io:-- matlons near Tonalea, Arli,. closely resemble the Jeet of a giant-elephant. Emi the toes and wrinkled skin are clearly shown. Want Ads. honf ,"" Ru ^!lvllle, »'as home for the weekenS. ea n Buss«y of Memphis spent the w«kend *llh h»r ents, Mr. and Mr«. J. j. and family. . ati- DOLLARS TO DOLL IIP YOU* HOME—^ New fixture, n.w paint job, npaiif — make your old houM a n.w horn*. Get th« caih with d F.H.A. Loan from G.C.P.C. Up to 3 yean to lit W. ASH ST. . IIYTNIVIUI -_ -.luioun^ ui, me iwajco, In Memphis. Wilson Parent Teachers Association _ will sponsor the annual H»l- lowe en Carnival at the high school Dr. and Mrs. N. B. Ellis returned home Thursday after a two weeks i vacation In Hot Springs. ! John Ellis. W ho attends Baylor ' School, In Chattanooga, spent 'the weekend with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. N. B. Ellis. •> John Ellis Eslanrter. a student at FOR SALE BY OWNER Grocery building and lot. For quick sal*—$2500.0(1. Now renting for $40.00 per month. Also new electric scales. New electric drink box, checking stand and all fixtures. App ly at once to- W. P. SHARP Phone 3919 2200 W. Chickasawba Marriage License* The following couples obtained marriage licenses over the weeK- end In the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk; . - - — D-.- ^..v Robert Woodrow Williford and make these problems Inescapable." Miss Bonnls^irglnta Cole, both of "Even th e stupidity of a foreign i Memphis. ^ government,"- Cherne said, "will Clco Slaggs mid Miss Wimda Hob- , , call for 'a . price we shall have to pay. "Even-were the people of a foreign nation In/.y. U Is we '•— not they — who will ultimately carry Die historic consequence of thnt fncl because' lhe plnln trulh is thnt economic and political stability In France, is n victory fur us. Economic and political chaos tl disaster mean ft victory for the.Sovicl Union.",,.'. goylc'1..strategy, fie said,-does'Jnot. fulr.#a«- hard, work::and, the nardjcarned moheyvthit'- a'-.Marahall. plan does because it Is easier to destroy than to build. Cherne said lie could nol recall a period' In which confusion and mlsinformalion seemed so widespread as al present In America. Our worst confusion, he said, is m the aren of pence, nnd M'nr has become so terrifying thnt we confuse lhe promise of peace with Its reality This, he said, "l» the key to the . son, both of Lcachvllle. Manuel Reddee a:rf Miss Olene [ Ycnjioi 1 , both of Steelc, Mo. ! Mack Joseph Phillips nnd Miss Llllinn Coffmnh, both of St. Louis, Mo. ' Roy Martin nnd Mrs. Ruth Our- now, bolh of New Madrid, Mo. Frank Hszziird nnd Mrs. Essift I Curtis, both of Manila. WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE Surface coal mining opcrallons in the Forl Smith area were given R hand by Hood Flying Service lasl week, when Uvo rush trips were made lo Umn, O.. to pick up neen- ed drag-line parts. The paru were then flown back to Tort Smith. Jumes M. Triplett of Blythevilie received his private pilots license last week. 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