Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on March 31, 1968 · Page 4
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 4

Brownwood, Texas
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Sunday, March 31, 1968
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iUUItW Beef Pr/ce WASHINGTON (AP) - The general level of farm prices eased upward one-third of one por cenf dunng Ihe monlh ended March In. largely on the basis of higher returns for beef raffle. Bui this upturn was more than off.^of by an increase of one-half of one per cent in the level of prices paid by farmers for goods and services used in production and in family living. These prices climbed to a new high. bul prices received by farmers were down 17 per cent from their record high sef in 1!>5I. An 'Agriculture' .Department farm price report issued Friday showed the upturn In cattle prices was offset in part by lifelines for milk and hogs. Fruil prices went up P per cent during (he month and poul- Iry product' prices gained 1 per cent, bul dairy products lost. 2 per cent and cotton 3 per cent. Grains held about unchanged. Farm prices in mid-March were 4 per cent higher than fl year earlier They reflected 74 per cent of the parity price goal ol federal farm programs, Ihr same as in mid-February and undianged from a year parlicr. Taking farm payments info account, farm returns reflected 80 per cent of a so-called adjusted parity ratio, also unchanged from both a month and a year earlier. Lampooning Stops Serious Pol itics By tMfc ASSdttAtfct) PRESS [ to hall industrial shell dredging Gov. John Connally and most j wherever it endangers live oys- of the candidates who would likse ter rwfs. TUMBLE DOLL The first tumble doll was an image of Buddha, a Chinese god. Such dolls \vc r e weighted at the bottom, for the Chinese believed Buddha could not. fall. GOLD STORAGE 76 feet below the bu»y ttreeti of New York'* financial diitrict holds more than a quarter of all the official monetary gold of the free world. About $13.4 billion worth is stored in 120 compartments held by more than 70 countries and watched constantly by "sitters." Sales occasion frequent transfers and gold is shifted bar by bar from one compartment to another. Wholesale, Retail Increase Not Surprising for Anyone By JACK LEFLER \ a pound from the 38-cent level j February to $2.773,100,000 and AP Business Writer i that prevailed before the copper j imports slipped 0.5 per cent to NEW YORK (AP) — To hard-' industry strike began last July | $2,601,900,000. ly anyone's surprise, the cost of living keeps going up. ) Phelps Dodge, the No. 2 The Labor Department re-; domestic copper producer, ported this past week that con- i reached agreement last week sumer prices.rose in February i with the United Steelworkers of for the 1.1th consecutive month. \ America and 25 other striking And wholesale prices made their largest advance in almost two years. The department held out little hope of relief for the family budgel in the immediate future. "It does appear that it (cost of living) will continue to go up',' said Arnold Chase of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jn February, the consumer price index climbed to a record 119 per cent of the 1957-59 average. This was a gain of 0.3 per cent from 118.6 in January and of 3.7 per cent from 114.8 per facturing use leading the way, In another price development. Phelps Dodge Corp, boosted its quotation for copper to 42 cents / linv iifn }«« i Auotniy /or HV of yftu jty MJ/ km jnnt iht /o» eil. Rtctuu r>1 M<-', mut n*t ;o Dutnti >« wry mutit." GORDON GRIFFIN, Jr. ******************* * * * 1WCT if * GORDON GRIFFIN, Jr. * * YOUR * * DISTRICT IUDGE J * I'aid Pol. Adv. * ********************* unions, and resumed produc- j - — tion. The other major producers- Anaconda Co., Kennecott Copper Corp. and American Smelting & Refining Co.—have tentative agreements but aren't in production. They declined comment on their pricing intentions, Arthur W. Okvin, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said: "The unions received larger wage increases than the public interest justified." He added that the price boosts already announced "by one company go far beyond the added costs of the wage increases." A bipartisan move developed in the Senate this past week to press for a fiscal package combining President Johnson's proposal for a 10 per cent'income lax surcharge with a $6 billion cut in the administration's : spending plans for the fiscal year beginning July 1. But by the week's end, action on this '•• plan was delayed while the Sen- I ate turned its attention to j amendments which would bene- I fit special interests, | The Commerce Department ! reported that U.S. exports and j imports dropped slightly in Feb- j ruary but reached the second highest totals on record. The $171,2 million excess of exports over imports last month compared with $169.3 million in January, when exports and im- mejUary- school sub-committee ports rose to record levels. Exports dipped 0.4 per cent, in The country's railroads ad- Vised Ihe Interstate Commerce Commission this past week that their propsed freight rate increase would cost shippers about $461 million a year. to succeed him gathered under the same roof to hear themselves goodhumoredly raked over the coals Friday night. They met in Fort Worth and serious politicking was abandoned for a time, because actors impersonating assorted public figures spoke all the lines. 11 was the Texas Gridiron Show staged by Sigma Delta Chi, the society of professional journal- lists. The more active contenders for the governor's nomination in the May 4 Democratic primary stayed hot on the campaign trail earlier in the day, however. Former Ally. Gen. Waggoner Carr, in Dallas, said he proposed to use "every force at my command" as governor to help local authorities halt any outbreaks of racial violence. "1 have been disappointed in the apparent altitude of the federal government," Carr declared, "in placing the blame for riots on those who obey the law, There is no excuse lor those who riot, kili and loot." A remark two days before by retiring Gov. Connnlly that he saw "nothing inherently wrong" with legalized horse race betting drew comment from candidate Edward L. Whiltenburg, Vowing that he would veto any legislation to permi! pari-mutuel betting or other gambling, Whittenburg said, "Studies show throughout the country that for every dollar legally bet at the track, three dollars are bet illegally through bookies away from the track." Pollution, a popular, topic in appeals to voters, came in for more attention from a couph of other men in the gubernatorial race. Dolph Briscoe, in Houston to open a campaign office near the downtown district, said tougher laws are needed to curb pollution of air and water. "It's obvious thfct current legislation is not adequate to do the job," Briscoe said, adding that he would propose new measures and pledging himself once more On the same general subject, John Hill expretsed the view that the State Air Control Board and Water uality QBoard ought to be merged into a single agency which would operate more "efficiently and cheaply. Hill said, "Industrialists and pollution experts have told me that in many cases industries have a choice between pumping their wasles into the air or into water. H doesn't seem right to try to separate these problems that are quite often closely lined." Don Yarborough visited the Lamar Tech campus in Beaumont and told a student audience, "I am the only candidate who offers an alternative to the old statehouse crowd." Yarborough made several other stops in the same area, observing that with proper stale assistance Jefferson and Orange Counties "could be a natural base for tourists seeking to explore an enjoy East Texas from the Big Thicket all the way up Ihrough Ihe piney woods lo the northern part of the state." Eugene Locke was still another candidate courting Beaumont area voters while Mrs. Locke campaigned in her husband's behalf at the same, time at Winnsboro and Mincola. Although many observers credit Yaf borough with a good;pulton Freeman "said Friday. measure of labor support, Locke said, "Some labor leaders are disenchanged with Mr. Don YaY- borough, and on that basis 1 see the vote being widely split.' 1 Lt. Gov. Preston Smith, in Fort Worth, toid supporters that "the big business of state government needs experienced management." Smith went .oh. "The $2.5 billion spent by slate government each year is by far (he . biggest business in the state. The I the first one ever given by the people who are stockholders in this big business should be vitally concerned because the govcr- U.S.'M ex/con Trade Shows Big Edge Favoring Yanks BROWNSVILLE, Tex. CAP) - faced, he said, with "the vfefjr Trade between the United States real problem of creating great and Mexico is "overwhelming-! numbers of new jobs." ly" in the United States' favor. | Freeman praised the bofdef U. S. ambassador to Mexico industrialization program Ihitia- (ed in 1965 in Mexicd. saying the Speaking at the annual j program can be "instfuffiental INTERCAMBIO banquet. Free- 1 , in eventually building up the man said Mexico buys over $1.11 evtfftorrfies on both Sides of the billion in goods from the United j border." Slates while this country spends j the program allows U. §. about $600 million for goods in i firms to build factories neaf the Meixco each year. ! border, import raw ftla" terials tNTERCAMBIO, an interna-1 into Mexico duty-free and then tional trade development asso- {the finished product is returned cialion comprised of business j to the United States at a reduced leaders from Brownsville andMariff. Several factories have Matamoros. presented Freeman; been located in Mexico as a re- vvith an honorary membership,; suit of this program. Speaking of border trade, group. Freeman said the only "difficul- "Great progress has been I ties relate to what ran be made along the United States- j brought across the border and , _______ . .. „ j nor lias a great influence in how j Mexico border, but much re- ; into the interior of Mexico, and the money will be spent—the taxpayers' money." mains to be done," the ambassa- \ the rigor with which these regu* dor said. Both countries are ' lalions are enforced." San Saba Fair Officers Meet SAN SABA (BBO-San Saba County Fair officers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the county courtroom at the courthouse, announced Rodney Wallace, president. Plans will be formulated for the 1968 fair and chairmen will, be named on committees. j Serving with Wallace are i Odean Ray, vice president; ,' Mrs. B. A. Sowers, secretary;! Mrs. Earl Wharton, treasurer, i and Mrs. Joe Ragsdale, historian. oiu" Chatter auui SHOP BROWNWOOD'S LARGEST SELECTION OF NAME BRAND SPRI116 FABRICS ALL OF THE NEWEST PATTERNS AND DESIGNS. 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