Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 12, 1963 · Page 26
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 26

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, December 12, 1963
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10 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Today In Washington CHOr* OUTLOOK IS POOR FOR FARM BILLS IN CONGRESS By PETER EDSON Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON — (NEA) — There is still hope that some new farm legislation may make a little progress In the final days of this session of Congress —but it 's very faint. Of a score or more major farm bills, only three or four are Riven any chance. Wheat legislation is given no chance at all, in spite of pressure from farm organizations unci wheat state congressmen, particularly the Republicans. The dairy bill introduced by Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., passed the Senate but no House action is scheduled. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE would like action to extend the Kennedy administration soil bank reserve could be brought back into production next year. With nearly 10 years of new farm technology available since the soil bank bill was passed, there is considerable fear over what will happen. Production of most major crops might soar, leading to •till larger surpluses and necessitating huge increases in government farm program costs jfor support prices and storage. A major effort is being made to enlist President Lyndon Johnson's support for pending bills. Farm organizations and lobbyists vie with each other in proclaiming that the new president from Texas is indeed the farmers' best friend. | This has succeeded to a limited degree on a bill to make the Kennedy food stamp pilot plan program a permanent government operation and to get action on a new cotton bill. Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman declared in a Thanksgiving letter to 50 state governors that President Johnson had asked for a "redoubled" effort to insure that United States food abundance is "fully" available to all who need it This would include food •tamp, school lunch and Food for Peace plans. O N COTTON LEGISLATION, the late President Kennedy over a year ago advocated congressional consideration of ending the two-price system for domestic and export cotton sales, in effect since 1957. A bill to make this change, ntroduced by House Agricul- u r a 1 Committee Chairman laroltl D. Cooley, D-N.C, is .\\Pi»ortcd by the American Cot- iiiii Council, Textile Manufac- iwvr> Institute and other trade H '.u.-mi/ations. Clio C'oolcy bill would substl- 'ii to a "payment in kind" of •urplu.s cotton to persons other ihun producers so as to eliminate the cost differential now paid by foreign and domestic mills. It would in effect reduce the price of cotton and cause major readjustments In the cotton Industry. But Its spokesmen insist this is necessary because the two-price system —• which they originally supported —hasn't worked. Speaker John W. McCormack got President Johnson's approval for the House to take up the Cooley bill Dec. 2, so that it could be brought before the Senate this year. Passage or defeat of this bill Is not considered a first test of President Johnson's influence with Congress. It was foreseen that tht House vote would be close. Cotton Council and Textile Institute spokesmen concede that there is little chance the Senate will pass the Cooley bill this year. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Allen Ellender, D-La., opposes It on the grounds that it would cost the government more money than existing cotton programs. THERE IS MORE SENATE SUPPORT for a bill introduced I by Sen. Herman Talmadge, D- Ga. It would provide a direct subsidy payment to cotton producers, like the old Brannan plan. In the meantime, it is generally expected that cotton producers voting in referendum will approve continuance of support price payments with acreage production controls under existing legislation. For cotton farmers to reject this plan would be a far greater upset than when wheat farmers rejected controls in 'ast May's referendum. TiFmtyNTtfCK uys 'When you shoot in the field be sure what you see ii. the game you are after, not me." Be H Safe Shooter THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION GOT A NEW JOB—Isn't that a familiar face, there in the crowd at the bus stop? Yes, one of the most familiar. Harold Macmillan is shown as he lined up for a bus in Trafalgar Square in London. A few weeks ago he was England's prime minister. He's now working at his family publishing firm. "Betty Boop" Helen Kane Hoping For Comeback NEW YORK (AP) — Remember when Helen Kane sang boop-boop-a-doop back in 1928? Well, the onetime voice of Betty Boop in the movie cartoons is living in an apartment in the Jackson Heights section of New York City now, hoping (or a comeback. "I feet fine now, thank you," said Miss Kane, who has had four operations for cancer in the past seven years, the last one Dec. 6. She says she's finishing a book about her career, wants to do some television, and has had some offers for a movie about her life. She still speaks in that piping voice that sounds as if she's suppressing a laugh. Miss Kane, who made 11 movies for Paramount, saw one of them on television not long ago. "I was the peppy one, I was the flapper," she said. "There I was, looking about 16, laughing, and jumping on and off horses." Her last movie was "Heads Up," with Buddy Rogers in 1932. Miss Kane's first big success was with Paul Ash, an orchestra leader, at New York's Paramount Theater in 1928. She'd already done dramatic stock, appeared in night clubs with the four Marx brothers and in Schubert revues. After 10 auditions for Ash, they let her sing one song in the show. "Then they put in more songs. ( After the fourth day they put i my name in lights. I used to sit in a coffee shop across the: street and look at it." Miss Kane has been married for 35 years to Dan Healy, who was her leading man in "Good Boy," the show in which she sang "I Want to he Loved by You" (boop-boop-a-doop). never a guess about goodness... THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1963 when HUNTER does the cooking! Holidays are'the one time you want everything right. And that's where HUNTER "QUIR-CARV" HAM really shines — always nut-sweet, tender and tantalizing. Easy to carve and amazingly economical because it's all lean, rosy meat — no bone to buy or bother with. And Hunter does all the work — trimming and tender-cooking every "Quik- Carv" Ham. You just heat and eat or slice and serve cold ... with never a guess about goodness! Join Security's \Christmas Club\ Today And ... PAVE THE WAY FOR A r '^ r MERRY CHRISTMAS 1964 FREE GIFT TO ALL MEMBERS Security Has A Wonderful Gift For Everyone Who Joins Their 1964 Christmas Savings Club. 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