The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 22, 1949
Page 6
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PAGE SOC BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK-) COURIER NEWS ' TirURSDAY, DECEMBER « Arkansas Farm Income Declines Statisticians Report $155,000,000 Drop From 1948 Figures LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ,Dtc.22—W —The crop reporting service fiafd yesterday that the value or principal crops grown in Arkansas this year has dropped $1)5,000,000 below 1048 values. Miles McPcek, statistician In charge of the I). S. Department of Agriculture Crop Reporting Service (or Arkansas, said the total value of 1949 agricultural production in Arkansas Is 4414,000.000, as compared to 4528,000.000 in 1948. Volume of production is 13 per cent below the 1043 figures, while crop values shrunk 22 per cent. Of the total decline, S60.000.000 was represented In cotton Income shrinkage alone, McPeek said. The 1949 Arkansas cotton crop is valued at 4239.000,000. the statistician raid, and represents 65 per cent of the state's total agricultural production. Rice production is next, wtth an estimated value of 537,000,000. This Is the first time in the history of Arkansas that the rice crop has displaced corn from second place In the state crop list. Soybean Total Gains Only soybeans, grapes and peanuts increased In value during 1949. Listed by lota! crop value in 1948 and drop, the products are: Apples: 41,134,000 dropped to $937,000. Corn $47,013.000 and 435,460,000. Cotton $236,291,000 and $239,040,000. Cotton seed 449,442000 and $27,860.000. Cov,' peas $848.000 and $866,000. Grapes $817,000 and $940,000. . ' Hay $40.948,000 and 431.098,000. Lespedexa seed $1,030,000 and $971,000. Oats $9,198,000 and $4,945,000. Peaches 45.212.000 and 44,9-15,000. Peanuts $403.000 and $454,000. Pears $401,000 and $279,000. Pecans $611.000 and $536,000. Potatoes $4,046.000 and S3.S28.000. Rice $42.824,000 and 436,904,000. Sorghums, grain $440,00 and $355,000. Sorghums forage $1,311,000 and $948.000. Sorghums Syrup $1,232,000 and $601,000. Soybeans $11,068,000 and $11.640, 000. Sweet potatoes $3,208,000 and $2,030.000. Truck crops 49,400,000 and 46,658,000. Wheat $1,108,000 and $722,000. State Hospital Building Plans Are Discussed LITI-LE ROCK, Dec. 22—(/!>)— Plans for a $10.000,000 reconstruction program nt the Little Rock unit of the State Uospltfll were disclosed by the Hospital Board yesterday, Dr. George \v. Jackson, superintendent, outlined the proposal to newsmen. He .said the plans contemplate eventual establishment of the Little Rock unit and the proposed state medical center as the receiving, treatment and educational unit of the hospital. The Be»ton unit would bccon the convaUsscent center. Dr. H, King Wade, Hot Springs, hospital board chairman, said the plan has been under consideration by the board for some time. The board voted to ask the Community Facility Service of the Federal General Services Administration to finance the necessary planning. He estimated that would cost about five per cent of the total cost. Dr. Jackson said the prgroarn calls for razinc all the old buildings around the Little Rock unit and construction of new buildings around the medical center. Purchase oi Multigraph Machine for Use by State Results in Court Suit \ LITTLE HOCK, Dec. 22, (AP) — Revenue Commissioner Dean Mor- I ley said yesterday a friendly court suit WHS a possibility to determine ! whether the Revenue Department has authority to purchase a multi- graph machine. I Chief Deputy State Auditor B, E. \ Friday has refused to issue a wnr- I rant to pay for the machine on grounds that it violates the coiisti- [ tutioual prohibition against the state doing its own printing. ?.forley ordered the machine to use in Issuing certificates of title for automobiles. Despite the possibility of litigation, Morley said he still hopes something could "worked out" to meet the objection. 5 ; raised by the ; auditor. He declined to say what he i had in mind. 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