Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on May 29, 1947 · Page 10
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 10

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, May 29, 1947
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9$ f$V X *' 'ir * ?• tore 'AfflS MOV us for Form .Machinery Service tractor Umbrellas 0SBORN MACHINERY CO. 810 W. Foster Ph. 494 fllUS CHflLMERS S/UfS AND SFRV/Cf 6-wat $120,00IM»» tourist trasifcesg Mil* Headquarters fof Livestock Supplies! Authorized Dealer Vaccines for Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, ^ Horses and Poultty' MASTER STOCK FARM FINISHES Quality Paint—Red or Green Reg. $4.25, Now, Gal $3.25 PLENTY OF OUTSIDE WHITE PAINT Thompson Glass & Paint Co. 117 W.Foster Phone 1079 Repair Your Truck Now Drive in Today • Overhaul • Tune-up • Brakes Adjusted » Prices Right JOE DANIELS Block South and >/ 2 Block East of Underpass CANADIAN VALLEY PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATION a fast growing agricultural corporation organized in 1934 for, and owned and operated by, farmers and cattlemen. Economical and dependable loans exclusively for agricultural purposes. Farmers and cattlemen with a sound basis for credit are invited to investigate our services. MR. C. W. ALLEN, Manager Will be at the Schneider Hotel Pampa Each Monday 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 2 If.?. Single Phase Wagner Motors 4 H. P. G. E. Washing Machine Motors 6-Can Milk Coolers Farm Freezers 32 or 110 Volt Texas Electric Appliance Co. GOOD YELLOW PINE-Kiln Dried • Shiplap • Siding • Flooring • Center Match • Rough Fencing • 2" Fir Dimension COMBINE REEL SLATS ^P WP Wl • iPW W^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ President Worried Over farm WASHINGTON—M 5 )—The boom in farm lands is worrying President Truman and Secretary of Agriculture Anderson. The.v remember 'the \boom. and the bust, in farm land prices after World War I. They don't want a bust after this boom. Here's a comparison of whnt's happening now with what happened after the first World War. World War I started in 1914. The jwar meant a big demand for food. The price of farm products .ftimped. So, farm land pi-ices jumped, too. The war ended in 1918. Food needs still were great. Farm food prices continued up. So. farm land prices continued up/ Between 1914 and 1920 farm food prices went up a little over 100 percent and farm land prices went up 70 percent. The 1920 depression hit. Down went farm food prices. Down, too, went farm land prices. Farm food prices recovered a bit in the mid-1920's. Not so with farm land prices. Once they started to slide in 1920, they continued sliding into the depression years of early 1930's. Not only was the 70 percent increase in farm land prices over 1914 wiped out, but prices fell 27 percent below 1914. About 2,000,000 farmers lost their farms in the crash. They had gone heavily intfl debt to buy farm land while farm food prices had good. The drop in farm food been prices meant, their farm land was worth far less than they hud paid for it. So, unable to.' pay. what they' owed on their farms, they lost them. As this country edged out of the depression, farm land prices picked up a bit in the 1935-39 period. Even so, by 1839 they still were 15 percent below 1914, in 1939 Warld War II started. With the war came another big demand for food. As farm food prices stnrtc clupwnrd, farm land prices started upward, too. Since Warld War II started in 1939. farm food prices have gone up 180 percent. Since 1939. farm land prices have risen 92 percent. (As noted, they went up only 70 percent between- 1914 and 1920.; A lot of farmers in the 1939-47 period—although not so many as in 1914-20—have gone heavily'into debt to buy farm lands. For many of them :i bad crash now would be a repetition ot what happened to farmers after World War I. Worried government officials wish that farmers now. while still prosperous, would pay off their debts instead of buying more land. At Mr. Truman's request, Secretary Anderson has called a conference here June 9-10. It will be a meeting of government officials, leaders of lann organizations, bankers, and other groups which lend money to farm- I er.s. i The TO as!: the money I lenders to tighten up a bit on ' loans that land. The average price of an acre of iarm land now is $51.33. But the range in prices is great: It runs from less than $5 an Protection Urged Against Bindweed For the protection of Texas wheat fields from bind weed formation farmers'should insist on a thorough cleaning of itinerate combines trucks and other harvest equipment, before they enter fields free of bind weed. J. B. Kidd. assistant state farm labor supervisor, warned today. Kidd. who directs the combine movements for the Texas A and M. College Extension Service farm labor program, said that it is quite probable that a good deal of the spread of bind weed was the result of combines, trucks and other harvest equipment, from communities and other States where the weed is prevalent carrying seed into clean areas. He warned that utmost care should be used to promptly burn all seed, grain and trash removed when these combines, trucks and other harvest equipment are cleaiied, because of the danger of seed germination and consequent spread to grain fields. Bind weed is extremely difficult and expensive to eradicate because of its extensive and deep root system and because the seed can five in the soil a number of years. Kick! pointed out that it is easier to isier a^a keep it from coming to the^arms through proper precautions than to eradicate it after it gets its start. Criticism of Farm Prices Termed Poor Reward by Editor TOPEKA. Kans.— Unjustified criticism of the nation'.-; farmers because prices of iarm products have gone up, !K poor reward for the. work and sacrifices contributed by Iarm folks during the war, according to Ray Ynrnbll. editor of Capper's Farmer. "Those who find fault," he writes, "ignore the fact that these liigh prices are due to .scarcities that are caused or made worse by the purchase of foodstuffs by the Government for shipment overseas." IMsc-.issing agriculture's wartime food production that is still beinp record—a record kept up—Yarnell Top o' Texas As*. Page 10 Pampa News, Thursday, May 29, 1947 Senate Warned of Soil Bankruptcy WASHINGTON—Wi—Edward A. O'Neal, president of the. American Farm Bureau Federation, told the Senate Agriculture Committee this week that the United States is in danger of soil bankruptcy. At a hearing on a proposed soil fertility program O'Neal said: - "The soil is a good bit like a bank account: if you expect to draw out, you have to make deposits sooner or later. But on too many farms, the bank has gone broke." "As a nation we're taking a good deal more out of the soil than we're putting back." Sponsored by eight Republicans and two Democrats, the soil conservation bill would provide for a nationwide test demonstration program of super-phosphate fertilizer produced in a proposed $8,000,000 plant at Mobile, Ala. up into buying farm acre lor poor range land to pcr- I naps $4,000 or more for .specialized i land like orange groves. Farmers Enjoy Most Prosperous Years Last year was a record-breaker ior the tanners, an article in the Encyclopaedia Brilannic 1947 Book ol the Year by J. Clyde Marquis, lormer director of Economic Infoi- mution )f the U. S. Department of Agriculture,, reports. Agriculture as an industry enjoyed its most prosperous year in history in 1940 with a higher total crop production than ever before, the article states. "Quality as well as quantity of nearly all crops was high due to the favorable harvesting season in late summer and fall," writes Marquis ' Crops setting new high total production records included wheat, corn, rice, potatoes, . tobacco, soybeans, peaches, pears, plums, cherries and truck crops. Near-record crops of oats, peanuts, grapes and hay were harvested The 1,1!56,000,000 bushel wheat crop was 4 percent, above the record of 1945. Corn, the nation's most valuable crop, made a new record in yield per acre and total production on a relatively small acreage. The 1946 potato harvest, amounted to 474,600,000 bushels, 2 percent above the record crop of 1943, the report stated. Fruit as a group returned the largest volume over harvested, continues the Britannica Book of the Year article. Its steady increase was shown by the record crops of citrus fruit, poacher;, pears; grapes and plums. As a result of an extremely favorable market there were times during the year that 'all faVm 'prices were at a point more than 80 percent higher than in 1941, when the United States entered World War If find 29 percent higher than at, the end of hostilities with Japan, the article concludes. cites L r . S. census figures comparing the 1939 farm output with that of 1944. Corn prccluction ro.^p 477 million bushels in that 5-yoar period; oats 171 million bushels; rice 21 million; soybeans 100 million; potatoes 38 million bushels. Farmers produced 1.2 billion niore Bullons of milk, f'79 million move dozens of eggs. iilO million 111013 chickens an'd sent, to mat-net 813 million more hops in io<M than tliev diet in 1939. And they were producing at top speed in between, he stated. , • "The job was dune with a conj Klr.ntly shrinkiiv,! labor supply," Yarnell says. "Moreover, the farm population dropped from 30.5 million to 24 million in the five year. 1 ;. Many men went from farms to the armed .services." : "So to get the production jub done, farmers worked Ions hours. Their day was 12 to 14 hours. They worked 7 days a week. They got no overtime or double time." he brought out. "Memb-.-rs of Vurm families, teen age sons and younger boys, daughter.'; and wives worked in the fields, did chores, cared for livestock, hauled grain. No group of people in the United States worked as hard cr put in as many -hours a week as farm folks," Yarnell contends. "That's the record. II is one of which farmers and the nation should be proud. The unjustified criticism current today certainly is iv poor reward for I he work clone and the sacrifices made by farm folks." TRAFFIC LESSON OKL AHOM A C IT Y—W)—Pol I ce held a traffic safety school and Soggy Fields Retard Planting, Cultivating AUSTIN— (/Pi— Wet fields during 1.1 K- past, week held field work to slow progress and further delayed both planting and cultivating, the, U. S. Department of Agriculture reported today. Hcav.' rains with .some wind caus- d slight damage to row crops and small grains while the oats harvest in Central Texas counties was halt- d by rains. Light hail damage to wheat was reported with wheat harvest expected to be underway in Northern and Northcentral areas around June 1. Cotton made good growth in ex- ..enie southern areas where rapid fruiting and only scattered insect damage was reported. In Central and North Central Texas. most early cotton was chopped while late cotton was generally up to a stand. Corn made excellent progress in Ce.'itral and Southern counties, with limited damage by high winds re- pirted. Grain (sorghums planting was underway in the •.••.outlwrn high plains with some fields up and growing well. Wet \veather caused poor stands In the low rolling plain?, making replanting necessary ' when 'weather pennite. Bains halted Uic harvest of commercial vegetables in most southern counties, and winds caused-some damage in the Rio Grande valley. KAV1D TURNOVER ALHAMBRA, Calif. — W>— The sheriffs office heard this story yesterday from the proprietor of an tippliajjce store: A motor was stolen from a washing machine, presumably while everyone was out for corfce. Later two men entered the store only one man showed up. He listened intently, took notes and asked questions. Five minutes after he was dismissed, he returned to police headquarters escorted by two officer,';. He was charged with running a stop sign. IMPORTANT! Continued material shortages mean that the supply of some items cannot satisfy (lie record demand for Gleaner Accessories and Repair Ports. Even normal delays are cosily at harvest time. Avoid all possible delay by ordering Accessories and Repair Par'rs NOW. Cornelius Meior Co. 315 W. Foster Ph. 346 WANTED Farm and Ranch Loans 4% Interest Prepayment privileges, any amount— any time. Pampa NaHonal Farm Loan Association Cherokee Grain Loaders Any length and in 5 and 6-inch augers. Hobbs Grain Bodies- and Quonset Sieel Buildings for Grain Storage. i TULL-WEISS EQUIP. CO. PAMPA, TiXAS Flying Farmers To Hold Meeting A talk by J. M. Boyle, Boston, Mass., will highlight the Flying Farmer's meeting to be held at Texas A. and M. College June 6 and 7. a report from the Cooperative Extension stated. During the war Boyle served as an f,irplane maintenance and repair officer while in the Pacific. He outfitted a C-47 ns a mobile repair unit and was able to repair and fly out many planes which had crushed way away from the base, the re- part said. Later while he was stationed at San Angelo he conceived the ictea of outfitting trucks as mobile repair units which could service the former plans on itinerate runs and thus save the farmers from having to take large pieces of the equipment into central repair units or having to fly planes into airports for inspection and servicing. The trucks would be equipped with two-way radio and Flying Farmers who sign up for his service could get quick and relatively inexpensive repairs, Boyle contendr. and offered a motor for $14. It seemed a good buy and was pur- the proprietor found the motor was the one stolen earlier. The two men had disappeared. chased. Then Authorized Dealer Vaccines and Supplie* (or Cattle, 'Sheep, ' tto&t and Poultry PRESCRIPTION LABORATORY 119 W. Kingsmill Phone 1920 j^^faj^^^tojg^jss& IETTEK USED CAR BUYS RIDER MOTO 121 E. Maurer Machinery Co. MINNEAPOLIS MOtiNfi 721 W. Brown 1800 Complete Slock of Combine Paris We Service All Types of Farm Machinery Increase Dairy fro With PGC FEEDS P.G.C. DAIRY FEEDS contain • wide variety of Hitfh-Quality pi 1 teins properly mixed with grout grains, minerals, and ptnir^ ft portarit feed ingredients fb'hef increase milk production and profits. There arc other P.G.C. FEEDS for evei*y feeding need. See Your P.G.C. FEED dealer! v • Gray County Feed & Hatchery 854 W. Foster Phone 1161 »'»in.3 i-t,y STMCTLY AMATEUR Sponsored by Pampa Roping Club, Inc. 31 & Sun., June 1 2:30 P M. Adwlls $1.00; Children TWO GO ROUNDS EVENT ENTRY FEE BRONC RIDING $5.00 BULL RIDING $5.00 EVENT ENTRt FE|? CALF ROPING $7. DOUBLE MUGGIN .... BULL DOGGIN ..... . A $7.50 Girl Sponsor Contest $150 Half Eniry Fees Added, to Make Money Split 40-30-20-10% Contestants may sign up at Wilma's Cafe. . ENTRIES CLOSE 3 p. m. SATURDAY PAY MONEY IN EACH EVENT BRONC RIDING $35 $20 BULL RIDING '. .' $35 $20 BULLDOGGIN .$40 $30 CALF ROPING , $40 \ $30 DOUBLE MUGGIN .. $40 $30 S333 Merchandise Prizes for Place Wnner Each Event Given by the Following Firms t ^ Maddux Leathercraft Co. Tgll-Weiss Equip. Co. J. Wade Duncan Frank Dial Tire Co. Pampa, Hardware Thompson Hardware McWilliams Motor Co. Leder's Jewelry Store J. C, Penney, Jnc. Harvester Fee.tji Sjo,re Bob Burgess Boot Shop Burns Tailoring Co. Ward's Cabinet Wilma's Stone ahd Murfee's, Jnc, Pampa Pawn §bop Lively Leatbe* Shop Wanner'a lilfn's W«ir Carl Dtrr Saddle Shop Gunn |ro.». Ti r e £ e Cafe Prizes for Girl Sponsors Contest Given hy CUy Shoe Shop gale's Jewelry Co, Cretney's Friendly Prescription B OLD TIMERS DANCE ^^PMM^V ,. v ™ ^^ fl^Mp|M|^p t ^Hf ff^P^W ^i^^ s * ' '«> *i / i f" i»* i .*!..

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