Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 4, 1960 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, August 4, 1960
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, AUGUST 4, I960 ALTON TELEGRAPH hmes of PAGE FJv't Agriculture Big Issue In Election Campaign The Great Issues: Farm Policy BdHw'ii Jlote — What action should government take on the nation's farm ettonom.v? What's to be done about the mountainous surpluses? In another of a series of articles on the key campaign Issues, an AP reporter who covers the agricultural scene examines the candidates' positions. By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP)-The role of Uncle Sam in agriculture will be a big issue in this year's presidential battle for farm votes. It was an issue four years ago, but the matter has gone unresolved in the only place where it can be settled, and thnt's in Congress. Broadly speaking, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, mp Democratic standard-hearer, is lined up on the side of greater participation of the governmrnt in the economic affairs of fanning. Vice President Richard M. Nix on, his Republican opponent, would have government play a lesser role, although somewhat greater than that advocated by President Eisenhower and Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Ben son. This issue could bii-omr dcci »ive in a close election. Both candidates plan to spend much time and effort to swing farm producers their way. This campaigning will be stHRfd in a traditionally Republican area, which, how ever, has tended to swing Democratic in recent elections. Democrats contend farmers are 'ready to revolt from their traditional political stand ttecuuse of dissatisfaction over a decline in Jarm prices and income under a GOP administration. Keiincdv May (.<•( .lump Kennedy perhaps will get the jump with fanners. He ha* indicated Democrats will press lor special farm-aid legislation at UK- post-convention meeting 'of Congress. Republicans might find it] difficult to oppose such legislation,I and President Eisenhower to veto! it. Both candidates — and their party platforms — have expressed j indentity of views on some as-] pects of the farm problem — a; problem largely of overproduction influenced by agriculture's technological progress and resulting low prices. Both promise to make greater use of food surpluses to help underdeveloped areas abroad and to create strategic reserves for national and international emergencies. The major differences between the candidates arises over the question of what the government should do should surpluses still continue to be produced. Kennedy is pledged by his party's platform to bring back—and in some respects tighten—production controls which the Eisenhower administration has been able to toss-aside in the case of some crops. These controls would employ marketing quotas based on units of production, such as pounds, bales and bushels. The GOP platform, on the other i band, promises producers a great-: er framework of freedom. i Both candidates have yet to outline their farm views in detail. But both platforms call for retirement of cropland as one means of reducing output. The Republicans appear to place more stress on this. In fact they would employ it as their basic production control device, but a voluntary' one. The Republicans talk in terms of idling 80 million acres of cropland, or more than twice the amount retired under an Eisenhower soil bank plan expiring this year. Presumably, this could cancel out agriculture's surplus producing capacity and bring about a palance between supplies. and markets. Farmers would be paid rentals, in the form of both cash •and government-held crop surpluses. These rentals would have a total annual value of more than a billion dollars. It is the GOP theory that such a land retirement program would eliminate outlays for price supports and storage of surpluses, which now run into more than two billion dollars a year. Both Kennedy and his party's platform would place greater em phasis on price supports. They promise 90 per rent of the farm law's parity farm price goal for major crops. At present these supports arr 75 per cent of this goal or lower. St. Loui* V. To Sponsor Assembly St. Louis University will sponsor a regional assembly in cooperation with the American Assembly of Columbia University i form for wide circulation. Oct. 27-30. The American Assembly annually sponsors, either at : rr.invited to participate In the conference at Pere Marquette Lodge, Graftal. Participants will come from a 12-state midwest area. The assembly will discuss the subject of federal government and higher education during the four- day meeting, and their conclu slons will be presented in book eonference wll , ^p „, noon 1^,.^, (*.,. 27 . and con . Columbia bnivrrsity. or at urf.j tinile through a noon , UlR . hwm versifies throughout the country. Sunday Oct 3,, ^ American The GOP platform says prom-1 conferences on problems of greal ises of specific price supports Is n cruel deception based on a pes- limlstic pretense that only with rigid controls can farm families be aided. national or international importance. Assembly was started in 1943 by Columbia University as a "town hall" type of discussion of vital SiSfy participants, prominent hi topics, biniinem. labor, education, government and the professions, are Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK ' SHOP MON. AND FRI. TIL 9 P.M.! SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE! SEARS I-'MKW'CK AND CO OPEN FRI. & MON. TIL 9! Week End Specials CRAFTSMAN 20 IN. 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