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On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey. County Agent Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy New Year! Now let's talk about something disagreeable. I find that more North Mis- sippi County farmers are worried about the Wage and Hour law than anything else. Farmers who will be covered under the act will have to pay at least $1 an hour for farm labor 1967. He will have to pay $1.16 an hour for the same labor in 1968 and $1.30 an hour for farm labor in 1969. Small farmers who are indirectly covered under this act will probably have to pay about the same labor cost as those covered, in order to get any labor at all. It's a true statement that most of the farm labor that we used to have is no longer on farms. Much of the labor that is left on farms include people who can't give a fun days work and are not employable anywhere else in society. This program will force many farmers to turn people off the farm who have been considered part-time or poor workers. The slums of the city will just get larger. Some farmers are looking desperately for ideas that will help them keep long time but now handicappd people on the farm Glen Cook of Dell, is looking Into the idea ef letting one or more of the families, with children, grow pickles. This might supplement their Income and Mr. Cook might not have to "make work" for these people in »rder to help them live. Incidentally, the Atkins Pickle Co., in Arkansas, is very much interested in an expanded pickle acreage here. If you are interested in details, call our office. Braxton Gill, of Derf, is wondering about giving some watermelon acreage to one more of his farm laborers. Some farmers are positively without any labor at all. Others have some, women and children left m the farm, with the husband working in industry. One farmer is positively considering training two Negro women to drive farm tractors. The women are eager to do this. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires a minimum wage for covered employment in Agriculture of at least $1 an hour effective Feb. 1, 1967. This minimum wage must be paid to every worker who is employed in covered employment in agriculture by an employer who used more than 500 man-days of farm labor in any calendar quarter of the preceding calendar year. Exceptions to this requirement are listed below under "Who is Exempt?" Workers who cultivate t h e ceding calendar year; (2) Members of the employer's immediate family; (3) Hand harvest /laborers )aid piece rates in an opera- ion generaly recognized as )iece work in the region, if (a) .hey go each day to the farm from their permanent residence and (b) they have- been em- )loyed in agriculture less than 13 weeks in the preceding calendar year; (cotton picking la- jor, for example,, is excluded); (4) Migrant hand harvest la- jorers 16 years of age or under and employed on the same arm as their parents, if (a) :hey are paid piece rates in an operation generally recognized as piece work in the region, and (b) the piece rate is the same as paid workers over age 16; A "Man-day" means any day HEALTH BOOSTERS are these six national winners of more than 600,000 4-H mem- ' Clapp, Whitsett, N.C.; Margaret Anderson, RIgby, Idaho; Connie Sue Kloefkorn., Caldwell, Kan.; and Elvin Dean Wells, Tulsa, Okla. In front of them Is Frederick K. Van Abeele, Ph.D., associated with Ell Lilly and Co. of Indianapolis, the company sponsoring the awards. Blyth»vlll«-(Ark;,) Courier News - Friday, Dtctmbtr 23,.MM - Ptg« torei Christmas, Again Patsy J. Cole -•:.' .window and looked with wide,| These words have borne In Extension,Home economist 'expectant eyes at all the glit-|their time the weight of almost How many ways there are offering show. Christmas, a time e human feeling: joy, de- saying the words, "Chirstmas, Again!" Haven't you heard them of- of wonder, anticipation, and mystery is here again. He shapes the words witti his eyes light, hope, grief, despair, dejection, exhaltation. ten in these past few weeks i fixed on a tricycle, the symbol' TO us, in this country in this from your family and yo u r; of all his hopes friends, from the casual lips of people who pass you on the street? Haven't you perhaps said "Christmas, Again!" in your own way? One young girl had for the first time in her life been separated from her family for many months. To her the words were joyous and full of promise They, meant reunion, returning to the dearness of home, fun, Or perhaps you heard some disgruntled lonely soui speak year, these words should have a deep and unique meaning. Again, We may come together in freedom in our own way t« the words of poor old Scroge, i make our happiness as we will, "Christmas — bah!" Or it may dave been the wistful y u n g mother next door with too much to do and to little money, who sighed Christmas Again." Perhaps you said then your- ward men." to say and to believe with the men who gave us the story of Christmas is his wrigtings, Saint .Luke, that there shall be "peace on earth, good will to- self as the family gathered by the fire after supper, while turn- •riendship and laughter. Christ-i ing the pages of the hymnal to mas Again! Perhaps you heard a child whisper these words as he stopped before a decorated shop find Adeste Fidelis, or taking from the bookshelf the shabby copy of the Christmas Carol. Christmas Again! There is a strange parallel, in many ways, between our world and the world of Luk« — persecution, martyrdom, oppression, destruction of life, hope and liberty, promise of deeper darkeness. FARM NEWS Review and Forecast during which an employe per- 1 forms'agriculture labor of not less than one..hour. Workers listed in (2) and (3) above are excluded when counting "man- days." WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chick- sawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. FREDDIE JAMES WILLIAMS, ...... .v. Plaintiff, vs. No. 17056 Wage discrimination on t h e (GERALDINE WILLIAMS, De- Tops in 119 Years Grain Fu tures '66 High basis of sex to employes subject to the minimum wage is prohibited. An employer may not pay employes of one sex at rates lower than he pays em- ployes of the opposite sex for doing work in the same establishment on jobs requiring equal skill, effort and resonsibility which are performed under similar working conditions. Full - time students may be employed for not more than 20 hours a week while attending school at rates lower than the statutory minimum under certificates issued under the act. Handicapped workers may also be employed at special minimum rates under certificates issued by the Administrator of the Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Divisions. A handicapped worker is one whose earning or productive capacity is impaired by age or physical or mental deficiency or injury. Wages also include the reasonable cost or fair value, as determined by the Divisions' Administrator, of board, lodging, and other facilities customarily furnished by the employer to his employes. Every employer must maintain accurate records of earnings, hours, and other data resell or grow or harvest crops, quired by tht Divisions' Regu- er who nise livestock or poul-1 lations, Part 516. An official try are engaged in agiculture. Alsa included a reworkers employed by a farmer on work Incidental to their employer's own farming operations, including delivery of his farm products to market. They are not doing "agricultural", work as defined by the act in weeks when they work on products not grown by their own empl§y- er. Workers who work on a farm in work incidental to the farming operations conducted on that farm-are also considered as agricultural workers, whether employed by a farmer or by an independent contractor. Agriculture as' defined in the act, however, does not include any work off the farm which is performed by any employes oth- ei than those employed by the farmer. i Workers employed by a contractor are considered to be employed in agriculture when they, grow or harvest crops — for example, when they pick fruit. This is also the case when they do wsrk on a farm for the farmer that is incidental to the farming operations of that farm — as when they thresh grain grown on that farm. The act applies generally to all workers who are engaged in or are producing goods for interstate commerce, and to workers employed in certain enterpriser. Thus, the act covers workers who grow crops or raise livetock which'will leave the state directly, or indirectly through a buyer who will ship them across or who will process them or use them «s ingredients of other goods which will move , in IntmtaU ctm- j merce. The minimum wag* is not required for: (1) Workers who are employed in agriculture by an em- j ployer who did not use WO man-days of farm labor In any calendar quarter of the prc- "NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES" furnished by the Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Divisions must be posted where employes can readily see it. More than a million deer roam California's fields.and forests. fendant. The defendant, Geraldine Williams, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Freddie James Williams. Dated (his 21 day of December, 1966 at 11:00 o'clock a.m. H. G. Partlow, Jr., Attorney Everett E. Harbor Atty ad litem GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D. C. 12-23,30 1-6,13 WARNING ORDER ... . In the Chancery court, Chick-, asawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. LYNNA JEAN L1PPZER, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17036 WILLIAM EDWARD LIPPZER, JR., Defendant. The defendant, William Edward Lippzer, Jr. is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Lynna Jean Lippzer. Dated this 5th day of December, 1966 at 9:45 o'clock a.m. H. G. Partlow, Jr., Attorney Everett E. Harber, Atty ad litem GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Geraldine Liston, D. C. 12-9, 16, 23, 30 CHICAGO CAP) - Trade in grain futures became a bigger business in 1966 on the Chicago Board of Trade than in any other of the 119 years existence of the exchange. Value of the commodities handled exceeded the record $65.8 billion set in 1965. The number of contracts was also at a record peak. Col. Clema Has Successor Col. Paul R. Sheffield h a s been named secretary, Mississippi River Commision, deputy division engineer, Lower Mi- sissippi Valley Division of the Army Corp of Engineers, headquartered in Vicksburg, Mis. + * * He will asume his duties Feb. 15, succeeding Col. Joe A. Clema, who is retiring after serving since August, 1964. He is now deputy director of military construction In the office of the Chief of Engineers, Washington, D. C. Prices of such major commodities as wheat, corn and oy- beans were substantially above, those of 1965 with corn at the highest levels on average in more than 10 years. Soybeans, usually the leader in trade volume, again accounted-for a large percentage of the business and rarely sold under $3 a bushel. In August, when supplies in commercial positions had been virtually exhausted, the price climbed to $3.98, highest in many years. It compared with a top of $4.25, set in the 1953-54 crop year. . Speculative trading was very active in all pits at times but it held consistently high in soybeans. A drought in early summer became a scare factor in both the corn and soybean trading and it twice boosted activity in corn to 118-year record highs. The ooen interest in corn also Hit a record peak. * * * However, the drought \yas only one influence in the market. More imporatnt early in the year was a general belief that reserve stocks of all major grains could be nearly depleted by heavy withdrawals from government supplies, particularly to avert famine in India and for emergency relief in some other parts of the world. Wheat prices moved up sharply even after harvest of the nation's second-largest crop. However, a record Canadian yield and word that Russia had booked all its requirements to supplement a good production imparted some bearish sentiment to the- trade for a while. But again near Lie year's 1 end, the trade had become at least moderately 'concerned about reports of dry weather in the southern Great Plains where the winter crop had shown rather poor development. Horace 'Greeley was one of the signers of the bail bond of Jefferson .Davis, president of the Confederacy, when Davis Monroe. The serpentlike Great Wall of China, built 22 centruies ago as a defense against invaders, winds across more than 1,500 miles of northern China. 1950 A National Food Marketing Commission study of the food industry finds advertising casts up sharply. Th« report, criticalof promo- tional'gimmicks, note that trading stamps accounted for almost a third of the 1964 total. First hammered iron in the United States was made at Weymouth, N.J., in 1754. Alaska is on the list of states which the post office never abbreviates. Chimpanzees are at home in trees or on .the ground. They forage for fruit, nuts and green shoots and, at nightfall, build leafy nests high in the trees. A volcanic eruption of Mt. Pelee in Martinique, West Indies, in 1902, wiped out the entire population of 30,000 in St. Pierre within a few seconds. In its early days, Manhattan, which is becoming a city of Steel and glass, was a city of bark. There were 30 bark houses on the island, back in 1626. On this joyous Holiday celebrating the ItM, ft of • the Holy Child, voe wish that ffott may \>e fitted With peace and gladness, comforted wtthhope, andsunoundodby your toced ones. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Blyrhevill. Oat el <xx yesterdays come the Tuletide tradHxxm el happy in*mfr and cordial AosptoRr. fe *« spirit, we fftmd fc *M oar afboef friends, * wonderfully warm and telly otd-fastuqaed "Uttrj Christmas!* "61" IMPLEMENT & MOTOR CO.