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FRIDAY. DECEMBER g, 19,19 BLYTHEViLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Farmers' Buying Power Declines Prices in Arkansas For 1949 Crops Dip 3 Per Cent in Month The level o f prices Arkansas Ijjpms rctoivrci for ran.i products ™ tin-ec ncr cent between Oct. r> and November 15, according to tlie fatate :»)(! Federal Crop He- poriing Sen'lco. A run dowu of prices received by fanners of the state during the tour-week period showed a three per cent drop tram the mid-October price level Tills level—Iho lowest since price ceilings were removed in July of 19!6—i-as 14 per cent lower tnnn I he level received a year ago. Compared with ihe price level on Oft. J5 of this year, commodity groups changed as follows: UTS occurred in looci grains (1 per cent), poultry ana eggs (three per cent)', nr'.d dairy products cone per cent) while prices declined in feed grains snd hay, oil-bearing crops, cot- ion (five per centl. meat animals ''two per cent) and miscellaneous (all one per cent). The average price of lint cotlon registered a 1.3 per pound drop from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 while cot- tun.secd dropped an even SO cents per ton during the four-week pcr- Ititi. On Oct. 15 the average price received by farmers for coltimsceed uvi.s SI1.50 a ton ami on Nov. 15 it was $41. The average price per pound received by cotton farmers for tint cotton oh Nov. 15 svas 27.8 cents as compared with 29.1, which was the average price per pound received on Oct. ]5. Soybeans Lowest in 5 Years , ^oybcans were down 11 cents a tuohel the month. T h e average price received by farmers on Oct. 15 was $2 per bushel as compared with an average of 51.89 received 0:1 Nov.15. The parity ratio (ratio of prices received by farmers to prices paid. Interest and taxes> dropped to 100 nn Nov. 15 for the first time since November, 1[M1, the service's report said. This was one point below a a month ago and nine points below Nov. 15 of last year. Continued declines in prices of hogs, soybeans, corn, eggs and cotton—only partially offset by a considerable increase in truck crop prices and slight increases for some food grains and dairy products— brought a four-point drop from last month in average prlces'feceived by fanners. Hog prices on Nov. 15 were generally lower than nt any time since price ceilings were removed. Soybean prices are nt the lowest point in five years. \ erest BULLY FOR HER . . . FOUR OF THEM!-Cleo, a 6-year-old Nolstpm cow. casis a wary eye about as tier newborn quadruplet bull calves m.ike their camera <!cbin al the Saiiitin Morals lai" 1 - j—LT Kewip.an, Calif. This is Cieo's second set of quadruplets, bringing her total offspring to __-' President Turns 'Reporter' for Holiday Diversion llv Kniesl B. Ynvniro KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 9-t/JV-A gay President Trninan sat in on a neiv conference yesterday and took over the questioning a.s a reporter for "Hie Federal Register," a daily journal of official actions. Reporters looked up in surprise a s Presidential Press Secretary Charles O. Ross enter their press room at 10 a.m. as usual, to find the President walking ahead of him. "We have with as this morning a distinguished coutriblllor to the Federal Register," Ross said, and ihe President, pencil and note paper in hand, sat down to record the proceedings. When Ross had given the routine report of the day, Reporter Tnmian said he had some questions to nsk, and he directed them at the newspapermen. He asked each In turn what time they got to bed last night. The answers varied from 9:30 until some time after one this morning. "it's a good Unrig they're not al! under oath," quifipcd William D. 9 heSp farmers .to farm FASTER I'll show j/071 how (o farm faster . . . nml licltcr, Ion ... if you'll let me dcmoiistrato a new Ford Tractor rigiil on your farm. I'll prove (hal, with a Ford Tractor, you can keep gaining on your work instead o£ gelling behind. You have no idea how much time you save with Hydraulic Touch Control of implements, new, faster 4-specd transmission and a lot of other advantages (his new Ford Tractor has. And, my service is the best. So how about telling me to bring out a Tractor and put on a demonstration? There's no obligation. TRACTOR RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO. Allen Hardin, Mgr. South Hiway 61 Phone 2171 Ha.sscti, another secretary. Only three hamts went up in response to Mr. Truman's inquiry as to how many had been to breakfast. "How many of you have written your wives at least once?" wus Mr. Truman's next question. Most of them had. He concluded the reference, after (he manner of the reporters closing liis own, with a 'Thank you, Head-Courier Nervs Want Ads Just Don't Like Kids DALLAS, Dec. 0—W>y—Mr. and Mrs. Hen n. Moseley say kids have destroyed the peace mid quiet of their neighborhood — and they're going to court against eight neighbors, all with one or more children _ Tlie couple says the kids have "destroyed the peace and quiet with horns, whistles, cowbells and rs- liccialy screaming at the lop of their lursu.s. in a manner not normal ti> usual play by said children." A district court hearing is 'set for Dec. 28. Missouri Group Urges Approval Of Cotton Quotas PORTAGEVtMjE, Mo., IJK'C. D— The Missouri Colton Producers Association Uii.s week urged farmers of (he Mississippi Illver Delta to vole in the cotton referendum to be held throughout (lie nation's cotton belt Doc. 15. Ronnie F. Qrecmvcll, cxcoullve vice president bf the urouvj urged Ibnt farmers "go [« the polls nml vote" In the referendum in which Turners will either approve or disapprove of cotton acreage quotas sot recently by the UniU'd .slates Department of Agriculture under provisions nf Publio I,ruv 212. Mr. Grecmvcll slntrd that he hoped "every cotton grower In Nfls- -souri \v\n \'oto favorably for the quoin" breathe without a two-third mii.jority opiiroviil the. asslcned Ollcitns can not be mr-M j n 1950 nnri j Ihe colton farmers will not receive 90 per cent of pnrily as supjmrl Uiuler tile law. II wns poinletl out It is possible for tin- secretory of; agriculture to invoke culion acrcase iillotnieuts iTKardless of the results of the referendum. "Kecrelary Brannan has niniaiiiii;- i-il such allotment* for 1059," ,MI- Oreemvcll said. "Conscqueiiily, il iiiiirketiiip qiHitns arc not voteil we «ill have acreage limitnliniis, but wi!h price snpporls at only 50 per cent of parity next year. i>'oi lhat j'ca.son tile MCPA does not Ijellevc that any producer can afford not to vote favorably for the qmiU.s." The Department of Agriculture bas announced tlml Missouri's col- Inn allotment for l!). r ,(l | 5 4G2.839 MacKenzie Continued from I'nge 8 moil knowledge," so I was told. •^o the stories went—do/ens of them. /\nd i encountered these thmiis not only In the We.st Indies »ut In Hie par K.'i.U wlirre Ihe lives of untold millions are controlled by Hie spirit doctors. Actually many of these Saillnis arc acres, which is a 16 per cent reduction from Ihn 1919 phintrd IHIOS. This allolmcm Is based on n national allotment of 21.000.000 acres. Harrison Farmer Faces Charges ot Murder IIAKiilSON, Ark., Dec. 0— «';Information cllaiflng liay Hryan. •11-year-old farmer, with [list ito Bree mmdcr In the fatal shooting of Searcy county Sheriff Doyle Smith Inis been filed In circuit rtnirt. Smili, died lu a Little Hock DOS- pilal Wednesday. He was wounded men of much ability and considerable learning. Do they believe «-liut they tench? I think some of them undoubtedly do. WHEN ,iYOU FEEL WELL! 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