The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 14, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 14, 1953
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1958 _BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Wheat Controls Vote Today Has Political Implications WASHINGTON (AP) — Wheat farmers took off from crop work today to ballot in a nationwide referendum on a proposal that the federal government be allowed to restrict production and marketing of wheat next year. Tho purpose of the proposal- made by Secretary of Agriculture Benson under terms of farm-aid law—Is to prevent the production next year of a wheat crop that would add to a staggering surplus of the grain. The vote thus has i Important economic significance, and political tvertones as well. An affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of those voting Is required to put the proposal into effect. Some 90,000 growers are eligible to vote In polling place; established in all wheat-growing communities by local and state farmer committees. Department officials arranged to tabulate the ballots tonight. They ' expected the results to be known shortly after midnight. Secretary Benson and some other officials said they expected the proposal to win approval. But reports circulated yesterday among wheat traders that private polls showed a possibility quotas would be defeated. Heavy Selling Heavy selling on the Chicago Board of Trade forced wheat futures down yesterday to the lowest prices in more than six years, but by the close they had recovered to $1.81% to $1.83 a bushel, '/ 4 to % of a cent lower than Wednesday's finish. The referendum is the first held on wheat controls since 1942, when they were approved by an 82.4 per cent majority of the 392,000 growers then voting. Similar controls may be invoked for cotton and corn next year. They already are in effect for peanuts and major types of tobacco. The balloting is being held at a , time when the nation is faced with a problem of mounting agri- cultural surpluses and debate rages among farm leaders us to how the problem should be met. Involved in this debate is present farm legislation which has been criticized by Benson as inade quate. Pressure Strong; Whether or not they like wheat production controls, farmers are under strong economic pressure to approve them, and have done so In all previous votes. A rejection of controls would result In a reduction of wheat price supports next year from the present 90 per cent of parity, or about $2.20 a bushel, to 50 per cent of parity, or about $1.22 a bushel. Parity is a price designed to be fair to farmers in relation to prices they pay. Because of the possible sharp decline in wheat prices that would follow a defeat of controls, Chairman 'Hope (R-Kan) of the House Agriculture Committee has urged Former Caruthersville Nun Dies in St. Louis Word has been received here of he death of Mother Marline, who aught for about 15 years in Ca- farmers to vote for them. Benson has kept hands off, except to urge all eligible farmers to vote. Party politicians figured that defeat of controls with resulting lower wheat prices would loom prominently In next year's congressional elections, particularly in the Midwest and Great Plains regions where many Republican lawmakers will be up for re-election. To carry out the control program, the department has allotted 62 million acres for, wheat next year compared with 78 million this year. Each farm's marketing quota would be the amount of wheat grown on its allotment. Wheat grown on excess acres would be subject to a penalty tax equal to 45 per cent of parity or about 11.10 a bushel if sold or used. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton Open High Low Cloee Oct Dec Mar May 3341 . 3357 3370 . 3371 3349 3370 3335 3384 3339 3355 3370 3370 3348 3369 'uthersville and who was of the Ursuline Convent, St. Louis. The former Emily Klnkle, daughter of Joseph and Mory Kinkle of St. Louis, she was widely-known by Catholics of this area. Eighty-six at .the time of her death, she had been a nun for 66 years. She left Caruthersville about 15 years ago and had been retired and living in St. Louis for the past 10 years. She \vai a native of St. Louis. Services Held for Twins Graveside services for Eddie Lee and Freddie Lee Anderson infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson of Leachville were conducted last week end at Cole Hill New Orleans Cotton Open High Low Close 3343 * CLOSE Oct 3337 3344 3337 Dec 3352 3363 3351 Mar 3368 3380 3368 May 3366 3380 3366 Chicago Corn HIGH Sop 1.48 I Dec 1.36i/ 2 1.35% Chicago Wheat HIGH LOW Sep 1.8914 1.81 l.SB',2 Dec 1.943/4 1.87'A 1.94'/4 Chicago Soybeans HIGH LOW CLOSE Sep 2.41% 2.45% 5.411/4 NOV 2.42 2.401/4 2.411;, Jan 2.451/4 2.431/4 2.441.;, Mar 2.47 2.45 2.46Vz New York Stocks A T and T 55'/ 2 Amer Tobacco 771/0 Anaconda Copper 32" 4 Chrysler Coca-Cola . . Gen Electric Gen Motors 3384 Cemetery to Jonesboro. Eddie Lee preceeded his brother in death by one day. The Rev. Edgar J. Dye conducted both services. Survivors include the infants' 3360 i grandparents. 3378 3319 parents an< Woddell Heads Co-Op Gin L. V. Wadell has been named president of Mllligan Ridge's co operative gin, succeeding A. M, Holt. The group recently held its. an nual meeting at which $19,816 in dividends were distributed to members. Other officer include Earl Brew-. vice president; Burt Faulkner, secretary manager; and Harry Dunnovant, Jr., who was named to succeed himself on the board. Other board members include Mr. Holt and G. G. Caudlll, Jr. Aproximately 600 persons attended the meeting and fish fry. POWs (Continued from Page 1) of 3,313 the Reds said they held. The Reds also returned 74 Brl i»h, 1 Canadian and 247 South Kc reans, eight of whom were litte cases although classed "able-bod led" by the Reds. The shipment of 406 made TAXES Rites Held for Infant LOW CLOSE Graveside services for Lanel lA6'/ 2 1.47%j,/ nn Willie, infant daughter , „„.,," Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Willie o Leachville, were conducted at the Leachville Cemetery Monday b Harold White. Survivor? the Re include the infant's parents anc grandparents, all of Leachville. Services Conducted For Be^fty Sue Miner Services for Betty Sue Miner 21 of Leachville, were conducted Monday at the Boynton Church of Christ by the Rev. Edgar J Dye Burial was in Cardwell, Mo ' Cemetery, .with Howard Funeral , steel 51=j, j Home in charge. Survivors include •""' "" father, w. F. Miner of Leach- Earl and 58i/, Montgomery Ward 59 N Y Central 241/4 Int Harvester 27 J CPenny 7iv a Republic Steel 493;, Radio 25?;, Socony Vacuum 35t/, Studebaker 29 Standard of N J 74i/ a Texas Corp 50% Sears 59 TJ S Steel 377 , Sou Pae 44i/ Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111 Wl— (USDA)— Hogs 6,000; active barrows and gilts 200 Ib up stead) to 10 lower; lighter weights full; steady; extremes 25 higher; sows" boars and stags steady; choice 200-250 Ib 25.25-50: popular price 25.35; some 260 Ib hogs at 25.25 two loads 270-280 Ib 25.00: pari loads 335-340 Ib 22.50; 180-190 Ib 24 50-25.M; 150-170 Ib 22.00-24.25 120-140 Ib 19-21.75; sows' 400 Ib down 21.00-22.50; heavier sows 18.60-20.25; boars 12.00-15.50; good early clearance. Cattle 800; calves 700, steers and heifers slow but nearly steady; cows active and steady: utility ani commercial 11.50-14.00; canners and cutters 8.00-11.00; bulls steady; utility and commercial 12.00-14.50; canner and cutter bulls 9.00-11.50; vealers steady; few prime 25.00; good and choice 17.00-23.00; utility and commercial 11.00-16.00; culls 6.00-10.00. jher lll'Vville; three brothei-L, „„„ 1U1U 153, 4 i Tommy Miner of St. -Louis, Mo., RHi'- i and James Miner of Flint Mich and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Anderson, Jo Ann and Carolyn Miner of Leachville. Services Sunday For W. L. Phillips Services for W. L. Phillips, 75, of Blyoiieville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Promised Land Methodist Church by the Rev. Carl Burton. Mr. Phillips died this morning at Walls Hospital following a heart attack last night. Survivors include his wife Mrs W. L. Phillips; five daughters, Mrs Forrest Hill of Lake City. Mrs Wilbur Hayes and Mrs. Johnny Johnson of BIytheville. Mrs. Gussie Bean of Mt. Carmi, HI.. an( j M rs . Earl Thornton cf Rapid City; one son E. R. Phillips of Grayville 111 • one brother, Jeff Phillips of Paducah Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Garland of Paducah. He Is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Holt Funeral Home is in charge. New School Voted HENDERSON, Ky. "(ff) — por the first time since 190£, the City of Henderson is to build a new public school. The citizens voted a special tax-on themselves for the purpose. Call 8233 mi cownot ca (Continued from Page 1) ers of the necessity of filing such estimates. Hearings End Reed's statement came as the Ways and Means Committee was ending more than two months of hearings on proposals for tax law changes, to be acted on at trie regular session in January. He described the testimony of more than 600 witnesses as a "shocking indictment of the unfairness and confusion of our antiqua- ;ed revenue system." He added: "We have heard of innumerable cases of discrimination between various taxpnying groups. We have heard about harsh and inequitable tax provisions which are forcing businesses to shut down. We have heard about the impossibility of understanding many of the ohscure provisions of the tax laws." Reed indicated that tentative changes have the approval of the Treasury Department. There was no Indication in his statement, however, that the-e Involve any large-scale reductions in revenue. Aside from the committee's work, the excess profits tax law expires at the end of this year. Simultaneously, comes an automatic 10 per cent reduction in per sonal income taxes. Reed sough So move both dates up to last Julj 1 during this year's session, but he lost out in a head-on clash will the Eisenhower administration. total of 3,976 Allied prisoners re turned of 12,763 the Reds listed. The Americans who came bac Friday added to the stories of ca lous mistreatment in Red camps- murder and beatings and neai starvation and turncoat Amer cans who went over to the Reds Dle-Hards Convicted They also told of other Amer: cans, the tough "reactionaries"— men who refused to buckle to tl: Communists. Some of these die hard Americans, they said, wer convicted on trumped up charge in courts-martial as late as Jul 28—the day after the armiYlc was signed and the s h o o t i n stopped. "Coming back here is like com Ing into another world," said Cp! James R. Young, 21, of Queen City Tex. 'I haven't got a good word tc say for the Chinese," he added Most of the men from Commu 1st Camp 1 at Changsong echoei his sentiments. Others in the shipment includei the first group from the Reds Camp 3, also at Changsong. Thei stories struck the same bitter noti of brutality in North Korea. Many Americans stripped their blue prison clothing at the ex change point. Delayed in getting'off his Red truck, one American yelled: "Let's get the hell out of here." They did—D.N. personnel rushed them to nearby Freedom Village for showers, food and interviews on life in the north. Their talk again was filled with the words "progressive" and actionary." As used in the Communist camps the meanings are wryly twisted. Russians Seen "Progressive" is a dirty word, meaning a "squealer," a "rat," "Chink lover" a "collaborator 1 —all words the returning prisoners shower on Americans who "saw it .he Communists' way." "Reactionary" is a word of his way to resist the Chinese, sabotaged Red propaganda lec- .ures, kept up G.I. morale, and who "took care" of the "progressives." Young told how three American "reactionaries" were tried by the Chinese on "armistice day"—presumably for beating up a "progrcc- sive." Young said one of the Americans was sentenced to 2 1 / 2 years, one to 2 years and one to 6 months in jnil. All three were told they would not be repatriated, Young said. He said that in his company he heard of about five Americans who said they were going to remain behind with the Communists. He said the flvv- "mingled with the Chinks" and "didn't bar much to do with ,the G.I.s," an added, "The G.I.s didn't have muc to do with them." Young told of seeing Russia soldiers passing his camp i groups of 6 to 10 aboard trucks PAGE THRCT SAFETY MEASURE'S CAT'S MEOW-Tom Latter, of Topeka, Kan., gives his three kittens a safety lesson before turning them loose to play. The 11-year-old boy made the "Careful—Cat Crossing" sign himself, to warn motorists that his kittens' lives are precious. He started this safely campaign alter his pet cat . was killed last winter. Two More Youths Die in Bee Box HAVERHILL. Mass. I.T) — Two youngsters suffocated, in a discarded ice box last night, bringing to 11 the number of children who per- shed in that manner throughout ;he country In two days. The latest victims were Michael T. Rogers, 4, and Edward P. Ferguson, 3. A search party found their bodes entombed in an abandoned ice 'Ox on a dump about 200 yards rom the Haverhill homes of the oungsters' parents. Four children died in Richmond, /a., in that manner yesterday anc ive youngsters died in Proctor, \rk., Wednesday night. And just a year and one week go. 4-year-old Gary Smith, locked imself in an ice box in Spring- eld, Vt. He lived, but is partially lind and an invalid. About 200 policemen, firefighters nd volunteers had searched for he Haverhill youngsters for about x hours before Lucien Duval, 33, n uncle of the Ferguson boy, lifted he ice box lid and saw the two nconscious forms. Duval said tearfully: "I just got irough reading about those other ds dying in ice boxes, so a com- anlon and I decided to take a ok." Firefighters tried desperately, .it in vain, to save the boys' lives r artificial respiration and the ad- inistration of oxygen. Co. M Now At Camp Po!k Company M, Arkansas Nationa Guard unit from BIytheville is no\» taking part in the annual two weeks encampment of the 39th Division a North Camp Polk, La., along with other companies from Arkansas and Louisiana. A unit of the 153rd Infantry tompany M will participate In the ;acttcal training program and :hree-day bivouac before the i campment ends Aug. 22. Ihurch of Christ Here Plans Revival Yater Tant, revivalist of Lufkin, :ex., will conduct a 10-day revival t the BIytheville Church of Christ 'n West Main Street, beginning iunday night and extending through Aug. 26. Services each day will begin at 8 p. m. Billy Lovelace of Steele, Mo., will .serve as song director. Bead Courier News Classified Ads. NEW * SUNDAY MANILA, ARK. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 "Your Community Center" & ITZ TONIGHT ONLY LOOK WHO'S LAUGHING With Lucille Ball Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy Fibber McGee & Molly SATURDAY GUNMEN OF ABILENE With Allan "Rocky" Lane DON'T MISS! SATURDAY OWL SHOW FANGS OF THE ARCTIC With Kirby Grant and "Chinook" SUNDAY & MONDAY SUDDEN FEAR With Joan Crawford Jack Palcnce Gloria Grahamc • •••••••*•••*•.„.. ''•'- *he Courts IRCUIT: /Civil division^ Samuel David Uten, et al, vs Marion Baker, suit r d;nvmncs. 1ANCEKY: Lucy Green vs Wayne Cole, In- nction to prevent disposal of automobile. He said he recognized the uniforms and someone in the camp who spoke the language said the men were speaking Russian. Food G/Veovvoy Program To Continue BERLIN I/?)—West Berlin's'go eminent today abandoned plans halt its food distribution to Ea Bevlmers for 11 < nays and n notmced the giveaway would co tinue without pause. v The city senate said the Amer can - sponsored parcels of foo would be given out daily to t Soviet zone residents who come fi them. Earlier the senate ha planned to continue supplying on] East zoners from outside Berl; and to hold up distribution to Ea. Berliners beginning Sunday whii the program's facilities were re organized. Since the venture started Jul 27, almost 2'/ 2 million parcels lard, sugar, canned milk and drie vegetables have been given t Easterners. The hungary brave tough Communist police contro and countermeasures to smuggl ,he cobeted packages back home. The senate denied reports, pub islied in America, that the Britis ind French had objected to con .inuing the U. S.-financed prograr >ecause of fear of Russian repri sals, A British spokesman also sai ic knew nothing of any such ob cction. A French official said: "Certain y we've not been too heartily in avor of the entire idea, but we'vi lot protested about it nor do wi ntencl to." Allied officials sold that when he food distribution was under aken, some British and Frend luthoritics had expressed concern j that it might boomerang agalns the East Germans. But these officials said West Ger man and American authorities con vinced their reluctarj colleagues that the anger of the East Ger Here's Bargain In Fire Trucks PITTSBURGH Iff) — Some pretty old equipment Is being used to fight Ilres in Pittsburgh these days. Leo Q11I, director of automotive equip- mans, as illustrated by the June 17 revolts, was o( such magnitude that the Communist regime would tread slowly in trying to combat food handouts. ment, found oW equipment itond awny and decided to rebuild th« old fire engines, some purchased in 1814. Adding engines here, new tistt there and topping them off with fancy paint Jobs, GUI found he had some first class flr« trucks. Pitta- burgh i s accustomed to payln» out $20.000 or more for each new plec« of fire equipment. Five Chief Stephen Adley, pointing to a reconditioned rij which originally was pureha«d In U>» said. "This is a better rig now than when it was brand new." 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