Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 6, 1974 · Page 9
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June 6, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

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ArlMiva* TtMB, Thim, Jon* «, 1*74 PJkVBTnVtLLB, ARtUHUU Rainy Weather Has Hampered Spring Planting In Midwest Governor's Choice !«v. Calvin I. Ramplon, D- lltah, was named Chairman of the National Governors' Conference. The three-day session was held in Seattle and ended Wednesday. (AP Wlrephoto) Legislation Is Planned To Control Foreign Oil Contracts WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 1 Senate Foreign Relations Committee is drafting legislation to forbid American-based oil companies from entering into agreements with foreign governments without Washington's approval. Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho. presiding over a Foreign Relations subcommittee study into multinational oil companies, said the U.S. government must take an uclive role in negotiations if there is to be any hope of conquering oil-price-based inflation. John C. Sawhill, adminis' trator of the Federal Energy Office, agreed and promised tupport for the bill. Large oil companies representatives testified earlier this year that the firms do not have adequate leverage to negotiate price agreements with Middle East oil-producing nations. . Churcli said the Nixon administration's role in negotiating troop - disengagement agreements in Israel, Egypt and Syria proves the U.S. government has such leverage. Sawhill said FEO has been urging the oil companies to supply information on their dealings with foreign produc ers. But Church said this is in adequate. Rock Island LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Le roy Williams has been appoint ed superintendent of the newly created Arkansas division the transportation section o Rock Island Lines railroad. The Arkansas division, head quartered at Little Rock, is composed of all the formei southern division that lies *as of Shawnee, Okla. By DON KENDALL WASHINGTON (AP) -- After getting off to a fast start earlier this spring, planting of the 1974 corn c r o p by June 2 has, been slowed throughout much of the Midwest because of rainy weather, the Agriculture Department says. By last weekend, the department said Tuesday in a weekly weather summary, about 83 per cent of the Corn Belt crop was planted. That matched the June progress last year when plan- ing was "abnormally late," ht report said. Meanwhile, the wheat harvest the southern plains gained momentum and was expected o roll into Kansas this week, lut dry weather and outbreaks if plant disease have reduced rospects in parts of the area, ifficials said. The winter wheat harvest was 22 per cent complete Texas, compared with 5 per cent last year on June 2, while he Oklahoma crop was 10 per cent harvested against very ittle completed a year earlier, ,he report said. "Kansas wheat condition declined from the previous week due mainly to a streak mosaic outbreak and severe leaf nisi n the central area, and very dry conditions in the western third of the state," the report said. The Nebraska wheat crop was reported in "mostly good condition despite some weed problems and lack of moisture 'n some areas. C o r n planting by June 2 ranged from 60 per cent com pletion in Indiana ,to nearly al. complete in Nebraska and 95 per cent done in Ohio and Kan sas, the report said. But Iowa farmers were nearly stalled last week and ended up with a two-point advance to 86 per cent planted, compared with 8! per cent last year. "Ponding and wet spots will require re-seeding in many areas where rainfall has been heavy," the report said. Looking at other crops, the report said wet fields also have hampered soybean planting About 39 per cent of the Corn Belt's soybean crop was plant ed June 2, compared w i t h 42 per cent last year. While excess moisture bam pered Corn Belt operations farmers in Texas were delayer n planting 1974 sorghum crops ccause of dry fields. In Texas. tie largest producer, about 77 per cent was planted versus 13 per cent a year ago. Cotton planting was almost ximpleted in most areas except or Texas, Oklahoma and Ten- lessee. the report said. About '9 per cent of the Texas crop was in the ground by June 2, compared with 88 per cent last ear on the date. But cotton farmers in Oklahoma were 80 per cent finished, compared with 52 per cent a vear earlier. In Tennessee, about 85 per cent of the cotton crop was planted, compared with 90 per cent a year earlier. Fort Smith Boy Elected Governor Of Boys' State NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Marc Allen of Fort Smith Southside High School was elected governor of Arkansas Boys State Wednesday night. Other officers selected Include: Lt Gov. Rodney White of Little Rock Catholic High Sec. of State Wayne Moore of North Little Rock Ole Main Atty. Gen. Tim Cook of Lonoke, state Treasurer Robert Riherd of Newport, state Auditor Tim J o h n s o n of Blytheville and Land Commissioner Vernie Williams of Clarendon. Dan Berry of Warren is chief justice of the Supreme Court. Associate justices are Frank Teed and Scott Sawyer, both of Little Rock Parkview; Steve King of Hot Springs Lakeside: John Gibson of Montrose; Tim Fox of Little Rock Hall and David Burleson of Fayctteville. More than 800 high school seniors are attending Boys State which is sponsored by the American Legion. The week-long session, held at Camp Robinson here, con eludes Friday. Th« TIMES Is On Top of The N«wi S«v»n Dayt a W**kl SPORTACULAR SALE Take a short-cut to sun and fun NIFTY KNIT TOPS AND SHORTS... AT L12 SAVINGS EACH REGULARLY'5 Pick comfort* Cs tners far coed, hwezy ifree machine-washable knits color-coed inaammer- teight femes of coral, tan, red, mry. 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