Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on November 5, 1961 · Page 5
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 5

Pampa, Texas
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Sunday, November 5, 1961
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SomeFarrn Ideas Just FailfoCakhOn.Eh? 8y DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) -Don't look'.now, but Christmas isn't the •"only thing that is creeping up on us. 0 Almost before we> know it, we •will be celebrating ' the 100th .anniversary of the founding of the U.S.-Department of Agriculture. The event actually doesn't occur Until next year, but one branch of the department already has started presenting a series of centennial lectures, which I have been reading with & great deal' of interest. My interest in agriculture stems in part from having tried to grow some tomato plants in a backyard petunia bed. 1 finally gave up and ate the petunias. : *•': But more 1 than that; I am fascinated by the endless variety of the department's activities. Some ~"*' .'" • ''• ' '• '.'-.'•'". •:' • ' , ' , - \ -'' . .'' • • ' • " ", Stamp To Reveal Source Of Meat ; WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Ag'ricuture Department li taking Steps to.make sure that when a housewife' buys imported meat she tinows : . where it came from. The department has decided to require the'use of a special stamp on federally-graded retail cuts of ftnported 5 meat. A regulation along these lines is,.expected to become effective late\ this year or early in 1962- It',will ••'apply.-to imported meats which are submitted for U. S. grading by the department's grading service. Under the proposed rule, the imported meats would have to be marked with a stamp showing the country in which they originated- The "(stamp would have to appear; on most major retail cuts. It would be applied in the same way;,as the currently-used stamps which mark a steak or roast as U. S. choice, U- S. good, or by some other federal grade designation.: : Department officials decided to adopt the regulation at the request of domestic producers. They maintained that federal grading in imported meat cuts allowed sfime housewives to think that a lamb roast from New 'Zealand or a beef cut from Canada had bften produced in the United States- The volume of meat affected is expected to be very small in comparison with • total U. S. production. Agruculture Department officials estimate that, all meat imports this year will amount to about 4 per cent of American production. Department experts have no figures on how much of the imported meat is submitted for U. S. grading, but most, guesses indicate it may be as low as 2 per cent. This would mean that graded imported meats are a small fraction of 1 per cent of U- S.. pro- diction. Most imported meat does not go through federal grading because it is not headed for retail meat counters in the form of roasts, steaks, chops and other cuts. Most imports go into manufactured and processed foods Housewives frequently buy ordinary retail meat cuts by grade because grading is an indication of factors like tenderness and a guide to how meat should be cooked. But these factors are not as important in shopping for processed meat foods. Some livestock producers never theless want the government to go even further in identifying imported meats. The American National cattlemen's association said recently it hopes some practical method can be worked out to label all foreign meats included in domestic processed foods. The association said v imports have been damaging the market for American cattle for many years- 54th VEAJS tHft PAMPA DAILY NEWS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 19*1 of them could hardly have been envisioned 100 years ago. Just this year, for example, a department experiment station re-, ported the development of a "non- bitter sweetclover " Possibly this will lead in time fo the development of a non-sweet bitterweed. Not all of its experiments,.how* ever, have panned out so well. Among other things, the department has attempted to promote tea growing, silkworm raising and ostrich farming in America. None could presently be described as booming. At the time that the department was created to help the American farmer, the American farmer was not necessarily aware that he needed any help. This Was during Abraham Lincoln's administration. < -,-• In his first annual message to Congress, Lincoln pointed out that the .total agricultural representation in the federal government consisted of one clerk. "While it is fortunate that this great • interest is so independent in its nature as to not have demanded and extorted more from the government, I respectfully ask Congress to consider whether something more cannot be given voluntarily with general advantage," he said. A few months later, Congress voluntarily gave the Agriculture Department its first annual budget which totalled about $60,000, spent mainly in distributing seed packets for congressmen. This illustrates, as well as anything, how much times have changed in the past century. I spent almost that much last year trying to grow tomato plants. Incidentally, the first full-term agriculture secretary was Jeremiah Rush, .who once uttered the ringing words "I seen my, duty and I done it:" He barely escaped being elected vice president. • Panhandle Plains Gas Meet Slated For November 17 TULSA — Fred S. Schwend, senior vice president and director of Warren Petroleum Corp,, Tulsa, will headline the list of speakers for the 1961 Panhandle Plains regional meeting of the Natural Gas Processors Assn., Nov. 17, in the Herring Hotel, Amarillo. Schwend's topic will be "Inflation- Financial Corrosion." Shamrock Oil and Gas Corp. president, C. A. Cash, Amarillo, will open the meeting with welcoming remarks. Technical papers in store for the 400 operating personnel expected to attend include: a comparison, of "High Speed vs Low Speed Reciprocating Compressors" by R. F. Spikes, Pioneer Natural Gas Co,, Amarillo; increased gathering system efficiency by "Digging Pipe Lines for Liquid -Removal" by H. N. Eagleton, Colorado Interstate Gas Co., Colorado Springs. Cost control comes in for its share of the discussion in a paper co-authored by W. L, Banes and M. D; Gish, Phillips Petroleum Co., Borger, entitled "Warehousing and Inventory Control."; Governmental affairs will be discussed in two other papers: "Plan and Progress of Helium. Conservation" by P. V. Mullins, general manager, Helium Operations, Bureau of Mines, Amarillo; and "Federal Power Commission —Problems Related to the Gas Processing Industry" by George C. Vaughan, Cities Service Petro- lum Co., Brtlesville. General chairman for the annual program is J. P. Weatherall, Dorchester Corp.. Amarillo. He will be assisted by session chairmen A. M. L. Kube, Phillips Pe troleum Co., Borger. and M. M. Burroughs, Warren Petroleum Corp,, McLean, Texas. CLIP THIS COUPON CASH & CARRY ONLY On Fine Dry Cleaning At Low Prices MINS PANTS LADIES PLAIN SKIRTS Or LADIfS PLAIN SWIATIRS Cleaned And Pressed FOR S 1 CLEANERS MRS. EVENT ., TIE. WED. OPEN TIL 8 P.H. Hand carved chest from Mexico. Dark Walnut with antique gold trim. Reg. 189,50. $139.50 Swivel Bar Stools, Heavy solid maple with captain chair seat. Brass ring for footrest. Reg. 55.00. $39.50 Settle in solid maple by Heywood — Wakefield. Seat cushion in blue fabric. Reg. 139.50. $99.50 Early American hutch cabinet in solid maple by Penn House. Reg. 315.00. $235.00 Solid oak frame sofa with green nubby weave fabric by Jamestown. Open wood arms, Feudal oak finish, Perfect for den piece. Reg. 375.00. $285.00 V In response to the many requests we have had for late shopping hours , by husbands and wives who wish to shop together, we will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, November 6-7-8 until 8:00 p.m. What makes it even more exciting is the tremendous saving we are offering for this event. Ladies, come, in during the day, pick out what you want, then bring your .husband back in the evening to show him your selection. Nothing could be a nicer Christmas present for each' other than some of our fina furniture, and at prices that you can't pass up. Listed-below'are only a few samples of the savings we have for you. EVERYTHING REDUCED! 3 DAYS O N L Y Vibrating recliner by Barcalounger in brown combination nylon and naugahyde. King Size Reg. 289.50. $189.50 Heritage lounge chair in deep turquoise nylon fabric. Spring-down construction, Reg. 289.50, $189.50 • Contemporary sofa in orange-gold tones. Picture frame back. Reg. 295.00. $215.00 Early American solid cherry bookcase bed and double dresser by Penn House. Open stock. Reg. 414.50 $295,00 Extra length sofa in cocoa - beige. Hand blocked design in center of each cushion and back. Spring- down construction. Reg. 495.00. $365.00 Pullmanaire lounge chair in char-Brown fabric, Reg. 189,50. $99.50 Antique white French Provincial pull-up chair in emerald green. Reg. 89.50. $65,00 Pullman lounge chair in rose beige. Traditional styling. Reg. 139.50. $69.75 Contemporary students desk in hand rubbed walnut. Reg.' 89.50. $65,00 Antique white triple dresser, double bed with cane inset, 2 night commodes. Solid magnolia worxi by Dixon-Powdermaker. Reg. 895.00, $675.00 French Provincial sofa in quilted linen fabric. Design in brown — beige — copper tones. Brass nailhead trim. Reg. 495.00. $375,00 Solid cherry double dresser bed, night stand from Willett's Transitional group. Reg. 495.00. $345.00 Early American wing back sofa by Penn House. Small pattern fabric in rust and beige. Reg. 385.00. $285-00 Bookcase I-- curio cabinet with glass doors. Brown mahogany by Morganton. Reg. 345.00. $265.00 Luxurious Heritage sofa with button tufted attached pillow back. Celadon green with gold undertones. Reg. 595.00, $445.00 Quilted fabric occassional chairs. Classic design. Use singly or in pairs. Reg. ,135.00. $110.00 Shin-Toaster chairs, fruitwood base, plaid fabric. The pair, reg. 230.00. 115.00 Danish modern chairs with solid walnut frames, loose zippored foam cushions. Reg. 79.50. $49.50 French Provincial hostess server on rollers. Drop leaves, distressed fruitwood finish. Reg. 189.50. $129.50 Solid maple extension dinette table and 4 side chairs. Distressed finish. Reg. 157.50 $115.00 Contemporary walnut double dresser, paneled, 2 night stands. Reg. 350.00. $175.00 Rocker-recliner and matching ottaman in turquoise brocatelle. Reg. 159.50. $99.50 Danish Modern sofa bed by Simmons. Chocolate brown fabric. Reg. 225.00. $112.50 Rocking love seat. Eearly American styling, patterned linen fabric in beige — brown tones. Reg. 289.50. $189,50 3 pc corner sectional sofa, extra long. Roiled arm, tufted back, beige fabric. Reg. 750,00. 57S.OO French Provincial drop leaf extension tablt 2 chairs, 2 side chairs, China cabinet. A terrific vitas. Reg. 387.50. $285.00

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