The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 25, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 25, 1950
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J_ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1960 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Quantity,CostofMeatinT951 Hinge on Brannan's Decision Agri Secretary Has to Decide Price Supports By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. (;r>j— How much meat Americans eat next year and what prices they pay for it may hinge upon decisions to be made by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan within the next few weeks. ' The administration farm chief just decide whether the government will re-establish price supports as a device for encouraging farmers to produce more hogs to boost 1951 pork supplies. Economists for the government and the food Industry generally agree that the defense program will boost employment and consumer buying power. A larger than normal portion of buying power may be spent at food stores because of the prospect of smaller supplies of new homes, automobiles and appliances. The big question facing Brannan is whether fanners, of their own accord, will increase production of meat.animals enough to meet the. prospective greater demand f o r ] meat without a government promise to protect them against a sudden sharp price decline. Price Hike Would Id-Mill If not. the result could be bidding u]) of meat prices under the Influence of consumer competition for Inadequate supplies—and possibly return of price controls and some form of rationing. Brannan finds himself In somewhat the same position a predecessor, former Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard. was tossed by the outbreak of World War If in Europe, it became quite apparent to Wickard that the demand for meat would' increase. Seeking to encourage farmers to step up production to meet that expanded demand, Wickard set up price supports for hogs. This was an unprecedented move, but it accomplished the purpose. Farmers set hog production records. This country was able to send vast supplies abroad aud feed Americans better than ever before. Brannan has said that a continuing abundance of food for civilians is a "powerful weapon against inflation—and . our best means of staving off as long as possible the necessity for price controls and rationing." He must decide whether the government should take steps to encourage meat production beyond the;current annual rate of about 146 pounds for each person. During the-last war, when there were shortages of non-food goods, consumption jumped 'to ; 155 pounds and -V Suspect in Jail On Robbery Dote JONESBORO, Ark., Oct. 25. (AP) —A mail who'd oceii listed as a suspect In a bank robbery her* apparently WM ill custody when the robbery occurred. He Is Floyd Ray Re«d of DeWItt, held nt Shrevcport, La., i» counec- lion with a bank robbery there. The Peoples National Bank here was robbed of $18,600 by a lone gunman'on May 17. Sgt. Wyatl Patrick of the Arkansas State Police sairt the U. S. Public Health Service Hospital at Port Worth reported that Reed was In custody there on May 17. Two days later—May 1»—lie escaped from the hospital. FRESHMAN TRIO—These three students ure nil freshmen at Fnirleigh Dickinson College, Rutherford, N. }., but Hie one in the center is 53 years old. He is Comdr. William W. McKcllar, USCG (Het.). who decided to get law and bachelor's degrees in order to enter public service. Finnkins him .-ire classmates James Baas : ot tan-lawn. N. J.. and Joyce Dickson. of Ramsey. N. J., bolh almost young enough to be one ol McKcllar's seven grandchildren would have gone higher had supplies been larger. Could Hring Controls Failure to get greater output could well require imposition of price controls. The decision on hog price supports would be easier for Brannan if he liked the present method of price support. The law requires government, purchase of supplies to keep prices from falling below guaranteed price levels. Brannan ctocs not like it because it involves withdrawal from the market and storage of meat supplies which, he says, should move to consumer dinner tables. H e would support prices by means of production payments to farmers—a method which would allow all supplies to be sold to consumers at whatever prices they would bring. But Congress has declined to sanction the production payment method, a key feature of the controversial Brannan farm plan. Brannan's decision has possible political implications. Inadequate meat supplies with consequent price controls and rationing could put the administration in a tough spot, particularly if no steps were taken to encourage greater production. Past Week Good For State Crops LITTLE- ROCK, Oct. 25. (AP) The' Crop Reporting Service snys .that last week "generally" 'was good one for Arkansas farmers. . Rain which fell over the weekend were neded for fall grains, cover crops and pastures although it may have delayed cotton picking, slightly. The cotton harvest was reported to range from one-third complete ill the northeast to two-thirds complete in the south. - Yields arc turning out better ihan growers expected, ' and in many cases grades have improved. Jacksonville, Ark,, fire Department 'Dampen*' Ardor of Motorists LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 25. Ifl'l— The fire department at nearby Jacksonville decided to do something about motorists who get In the way at fires. What it did was to put on a fake fire alarm. When motorists started driving over tire hose at the "scene" of the non-existent fire yesterday, the firemen started squirting water—al the motorists. One man took a punch al a fireman. It cost the puncher $10 In court. The fireman had a black eye. Watchman Kills Little Rock Man LITTLE ROCK, Ocl.J25. (AP) — A man identified as J. L. Bethiiren, about 27, was shot to death at the Capitol City Lumber Company here early today. Dr. Howard A. Dishongh, coron said five shots from a pistol were fired by w. H. Phillips, the companj night watchman. Phillips told the coroner he fired when Bethiiren started toward him alter he found the younger man at the lumber yard and the later refused to leave. No charge was filed pending completion of an Investfga- tion. Springdale Man Heads MALVERN, Ark., Oct. 25. (AP) — Milo Washburn of Springdale Is new grand master of the Oralu Lodge of Arkansas, Independen' Order of Odd Fellows. He was elected at the organization's 101st annual session here yesterday. Monroe "B. Bearden of Texarkanj was elected deputy grand master. Mrs. Bertha Bcrlotsky of Forrest City was elected president of the women's auxiliary, the Rebekah Assembly. GRABERS Most Paring SALE! FAL Group I Ladies' One Strap CALF SANDALS One-qunrtcr Inch pint form •files with open loe and buck, cut out. vnmriH iind high heels. Sizes 4^ to 3. and Women's SHOES Group 2 Ladies' Kid Suede ONE STRAP SANDALS KK, luring the high cub Ri" back, out out vnn.p "irn plntrorm sole«. Siic» heel, open tot, and one-quarltr <$ lo 9. NO. NO. 1439 1440 BLACK BROWN Ladies' Goodyear Welt SPORT OXFORDS All Ion K r»de rcmiUriH-lion with (hal lasting fll (Ml ti so nccr-i- B»r>- for Ion* \\taT and comfort. Sire* 4 lo 9. ncc™ Values Up to 5.98 NO. T432 BROWN NO. 1433 BLACK OTHER STYLES Including the runidll, "*lyle-nrch" shwn for my lady's comtort KIH! dress. Si««5 4 lo 10, A\ 1 0 IE. (98 and 5 98 * No. 700 Brown & White •No. 701 Blade & White • No. 702 Red & White • No. 704 Brown Elk Moccasin Toe * No. 707 One Strap Buckle Moccasin Toe Reg. 4.98 Value Graber's Low Price 3 Men's Smart, New DRESS OXFORDS "' my • No. 1350 Moccasin Tos • No. 1356 Plain Toe » No. 1358 Straight Tip 4 50 Pr. MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED on these our GREATEST SHOE VALUES •LYTHIVILLI PAGE THRE1 srael Regime's Crisis Unsolved JERUSALEM, Oct. 25. (*) — 1s- net's government, crisis today was jack where It started 11 days ago. Minister of Justice Plnclias Rosen jave up his attempts at mediating )etwe*n opposing parties And renew ecled the task of forming blnel. President Chalm Welzman, who lad assigned Rosen to Iry to form i new government following the eslgnation of Premier David Bcn- Clurlon, asked all party leaders to conthiiie uieir search for » compromise solution during the next few days. The crisis arose when three members of the conservative orthodox religious bloc refused to accept .BFii-Gurlon's proposal* for cabinet shifts to meet Israel's growing fl- nancinl difficulties. Tlle premier resigned Oct., 15. "Cippollno" Is the Italian diminutive of "cippoln," which means onion. H is the name of an onion- colored green nmt white asphalt tlle in this country. Building Curbs Hear for Amusement Places WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. «V-A government crackdown on building of amusement, places such as race tracks, dance halls and bowling al leys appeared Imminent, today. Officials of the National Produc tion Authority said InsL nlghl tin- order will come oul this week despite protests from segments of the construction industry. It will broad enough to prohibit the .starling of new recreational buildings by stale, city and federal agencies, these officials who asked not to be named said. They did not disclose whether 11 will upply .i— to theaters >nd night club*. For Hallowe'en Parties Cola liotlling Company O 1730. Tk. Thoughts for a flfodest 1 h r- 7?. 1 ?" you see !n tlle '""stration above should own a >-adillac car. His accomplishments entitle him to it. His income is ?- m ?-n l ° J" stlfy tllc "Pcncliture. And he has wanted * Lacliliacjor a long, long time. But he is an extremely modest man, and he feels that if lie purchased a Cadillac, some of his friends might think him ostentatious. (•or him, and for all people like him, we should like to record a few simple facts. I'irst, let us say that we recognize modesty as a basic irtue. I lie man who doesn't possess it to die proper egree is a bore to his friends and a joy to his enemies. Hut there is nothing immodest about owning a Cadillac. Tn fact, there arc few more sensible purchases * man can makc-if a Cadillac falls within his means. Relatively, a Cadillac isn't even expensive. There are numerous models of several other makes of cars which cost more than the lower-priced Cadillacs. Kiirthcrmorc, the great Cadillac engine is so miserly of gasoline that a single tankful will usually suffice for a whole day s drive. And when it comes to long life and endurance—well, few people drive far enough in a whole lifetime to invalidate tins wonderful car. So if you are entitled to a Cadillac, don't let modesty stand m your w •. Modesty ceases to be a virtue when it deprives a man of his just reward. •aig.iiiri9liii.mci SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 Weit Walnut Phone 578

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