The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 20, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 20, 1952
Page 9
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r i .*• POVRTEClf (AMK.) QQWMMt Will Farm Prices Be Major Issue On How Agri Votes? By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON GB — Will term prices become a major Issue oil fcow farmers vote for President IWs year? Four years ago at this time, they were a red hot political topic. Secretary of Agriculture Brnnnnn had already taken out aftor the Republican - controlled 80th Congress, blaming It for n sharp downturn in grain prices. The Brannan campaign has been credited with a major role In obtaining the Midwestern farm support that helped President Truman win his upset victory over Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. Insofar as prices are concerned, the history of 1048 Is being repeated to a considerable extent this year. Farm prices as a whole — as well as prices of many Individual farm products—are lower now than they w r ere at this time in 1948 and « year ago. Other Interest Seen Yet little political attention has been focused on this situation — either by Democrats or Republicans. Some political observers have predicted that farmers will he more Interested this fall in sucli Issues as war and peace, taxes, government controls, and charges of corruption and communism in government, than in farm prices. Agriculture Department reports show that farm prices as a whole are 2 per cent lower than at this time in 1848. They show also that the prices farmers pay out for what they need are about 13 por cent higher lhan in 1948. Much of the 1948 campaign was centered on Democratic charges that a Republican Congress had re- Mrlcted government grain storage operations to such an extent (hat farmers were unable to take advantage of federal price support programs. Whest Price noun Yet this year department reports show market prices for wheat are further below the federal price support level than they were In 1948. In the summer of IMS, farmers received an average of $1.98 a bushel for wheat or only 2 cents below the support level. So far this summer, wheat prices have averaged around $2, or about 20 cents below the level the department said at planting time it would support (his year's crop. Officials aro predicting thai this year's corn crop may sell from 5 lo 10 cents a bushel below Ihe price support rate at harvest time. Farmers were getting on average of about $26 per 100 pounds for hogs in the summer of 1948. They now are receiving around $21. Beef cattle prices arc about the same. Soybeans, at 53 a bushel now, are down about 00 cents from four years ago. Wool, at 53 cents a pound, is 4 cents above four years ago. Eggs sold for an average of 4G cents a doxen four years ago compared with 43 cents now. The department has forecast that farmers' net income — amount left after paying production costs — would be down from last year's SI4,000.000,000. The net farm Income In 1948 was $15.738,000.000. ffHJMIKOUY, AWUST tfl, 19M GAS-RUN RICKSHAW—Coolies will putt-putt along in comfort behind, one of these motorized rickshnws soon if Ihe Messerschmidt Co. of Frankfurt, Germany, has its way. The one-time famed aircraft maker hopes'lo make them popular in America, Africa and Ada, The rickshaws arc powered with 8.5 Horsepower engines and run 100 kilometers on 2% liters of gas, with u top speed ot 32 miles eer hour. Initial Fund Grant Received To Finance Teacher Training FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. W>—The initial fund grant to finance a new experiment In training teachers in Arkansas was received by the state yesterday from the Fund for the Advancement of Education. The grant, totaling $474,000. was announced by Dr, Henry Kronenberg, dean of the University of Arkansas' College of Education. Krcm- cnberg said he had received final confirmation of the grant from Dr. Thomas Spraglns, secretary of the Fund. While the Ford Foundation originally proposed the experiment, Dr. Kroncnberg's statement made no mention of lhat agency. Arkansas' participation in the program was drafted by n 3G-nicmber planning committee made up of representatives from the state's colleges and the Department of Education and the university. The program will be directed lor an executive committee representing the same agencies, and the university will act as disbursing agency for the grant. Dr. Kronenbcrg said the grant Is Intended to cover increased costs of the program above normal operational costs of the participating in- stitutions fur the first year. "At least elsht to 10 years will be required (o determine definitely' the effectiveness of the experimental program ant! u-e anticipate ad-1 ditlonal grants from the Fund for the Advancement of Education over a period of years," said the dean. Students who ore accepted for the experiment xvill undergo a 4- year training period, specializing in the subjects they Intend lo teach and also following a broad program of general education. Then the first part of a fifth year will be devoted to professional training In educational .sciences. Including personal observation of teaching techniques. The second part of the fifth year will be used for supervised teaching in a public school. Kronenberg said students who wish to follow the existing program may do so. After the new program has been used long enough to determine its effectiveness, the "responsible agency" will decide whether It is to be retained and required for all prospective teachers, he said. London had subway trains as early as 1853. ASCAP Index Carries List of Musical Works Said to Be 'Largest' NEW YCflK M>,—The ASCAP Index of 1952—two large volumes containing copyright Information on some 10Q.COO of the more familiar musical works whose performing rights are in the ASCAP repertory —has been compiled by the American Society of Composers. Authors and Publishers. This is said to be the largest work of Us kind ever prepared by a performing right society. An ASCAP spokesman said that this is not to be regarded as a coin- i plele cataliiK of ASCAP works, for * such a work would embrace several | limes the listings In these two lame j volumes. The contents of the prini- r.'d voiumcs hitve been compiled ! from; (he performance records of j Hie Society. j ASCAP, organized In 1914, now has a membership of more than 3,000 composers, authors and publishers. Several of the composer and author members have individual repertories of more than 1,000 works. Members are to he found in practically every state and territory of the United states .and a few members now are living abroad. Stevenson's 'Man-Friday' Takes Over Demos Committee Post By JACK BEr.L WASHINGTON (IF, — Gov. Adlal E. Stevenson's man Friday—Stephen A, Mitchell—takes over formal control of the Democratic National Committee today. The action apparently severs just about the last direct link by which President Truman might influence the pin lining ot Stevenson's campaign for the presidency. A possible exception to (his lies in the presence among campaign advisers of Secretary of Interior Oscar Chapmftn, an old friend of the Illinois governor's from early Koosevelt administration days. Mitchell. 40 - year - old Chicago lawyer whose only practical political experience was in helping get Stevenson elected governor of Illinois, takes over a well-heeled committee. Frank E, McKinney, retiring chairman, said the Democrats already had bought more than P/ 2 million dollars worth of radio ami television time for the campaign. McKinuey said the parly needs more money, however, because of TV's high costs and the expenses of running a campaign train for Stevenson. Sen. A. S. Mike Monroncy of Oklahoma toid n reporter the party needs not only more money but more speakers. Monroney heads the national speakers' bureau. "If I could just get my hands on 50 good speakers right now I could sign them up immediately for "appearances," Monroney said. He artded that he expects more volunteers when the summer vacation season is over, but wants to get started as early as possible. McKinney planned to lay before the Executive Committee, which will formally elect Mitchell us his successor, a detailed study of where he thinks the party should concentrnle Its efforts in this year's campaign. The committee was expected to Ignore a blast by Americans for Democratic Action, an independent pro-New Deal group supporting Stevenson, at party leaders in Congress. In & direct swipe at Ben. Ernest W. McParland of Arizona and Rep. John McCormack of Massachusetts the ADA said In its publication: "Responsible leadership was not to be found In the selected heads of either party in either house. The Democratic floor leadership was chosen more for Its willingness to get along with the crowd than for its legislative ability or adherence to the Democratic party platform." Both McFarland and McCormack are seeking re-election. The ADA said, "The majority of the Republicans in Congress continued to follow the same old irresponsible leaders who for years have been leading the fight of isolation and reaction." "The voters of Wisconsin nnd Indiana have an opportunity to remove (he No. 1 carriers of the dread disease of McCarthyisni from the Senate by refusing their support to McCarthy and Jenne:-," Ihe ADA said, adding: "Kem of Missouri. Bricker ol Ohio. Ecton of Montana, Malone of Nevada, Watkins of Utah, Martin of Pennsylvania and Jenner arc all up for election and their collective defeat would be a death blow to the forces of isolation." Talk Fast, Boy's You Now Hove 15 Minutes Time in Lover's Lane FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. W)—The Fayetteville City Council took strong steps last night to discourage "nocturnal nonsense" In the city. It placed a 15-minute parking limit on the university town's most popular lover's Ijine. fleaa Courier News Classified Ads STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY IH! tMIRICAK DIMIUINf, COMPANY, INC. • Htm. HL HART SCHAFFHER & MARX Are You. the Kind of Man Who Prefers Made-to-Measure Clothes? Some men are that kind. The distinguished tew. Either the figure that Nature gave ... or the figure they cut in the world of affairs . . , demands above-ordinary attire. For men who want the dignity and individuality ot tailored - to - measure garments, Meads has its Special Order Department. Your measurements will be taken with utmost accuracy and skill. You will choose a style to suit your personal taste. You will select the fabric, too, from the wide and colorful range offered by America's first name in quality clothing — HART SCHAFFNER & MARX. Your suit or coat will be tailored with the skilled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail that have made HART SCHAFFHER & MARX the recognized leaders in their field. These Are The Kind Of Clothes For You Won't you come in nnd learn Ihe details? Or — heifer still — why n»l reach for your 'phone and call 3112 right now! Brings Arr**t SOUTH BEND, Ind. Iff) — Alter le PBC searched several days without SU««B for one suspee*, rt»y and at his home. 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