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i~ii i THE KALONA NEWS VEST ,shattering Crops Boost Production to New Peak Features crises and domestic f dominating the news armers have been rolling Impressive production the current year. 1946 is setting an all- Per cent aboveethear, record best previous y . the average for the and 28 prewar compiled by de- discloses. Wheat and corn production soared to new high marks, followed by record-shattering harvests of tobacco, peaches, pears, plums, truck crops and potatoes. Other crops have come through in good measure, with exception of cotton, rye, broomcorn, dry beans and pecans. Livestock production continued high, de- spite critical feed shortages in mid-year. Taking agricultural production as a whole, 1946 may stand for a long time as the farm- er's biggest year, the agriculture departm4nt concludes. farmer's big year, as told in the pictures: contoured strip cropping, with plans ready for an additional 2,250,000 acres. Two-thirds of all U. S. farms are actively participating in 1,675 in tern- soil conservation districts. repeated /I GOOD WEATHER favored the ingthe "1" farmer in his fight for big crops. An early spring sent crops off to a grown in flying start. Ideal conditions, illun- trated in this summer scene on a eeded even New England farm, often helped the and farmer at critical times, such as With the haying and grain harvest. acreage Little wheat was 'lost because of 1945. wet weather during harvest or aft- wheat er, but sudden ripening of grain over weather large areas produced more grain at one time than elevators or rail- roads could handle. Drouth did strike some areas, notably New Mex- ore ico and Arizona, and prolonged rain interfered with planting of grain sor- ghums. The weather wasn't per- fect, but it was generally better and than 1945 and proved a big factor to save in a record crop. BIG BUYERS. Record produc- tion and good prices have cre- ated the greatest farm purchasing power of all time. From total cash receipts of more than 23 billion dollars this year, farmers will real. ize a net income of more than 14 1921. billion dollars, or more than three times the net income of 1940. Like city folks, farmers find goods scarce and prices above prewar lev- els. As he shops for new shoes, this farmer finds proof that the average price of farm work shoes rose from $2.53 for the 1935-39 period to $4.49 on June 15. Prices received by farmers for their goods had dou- its bled meahwhile. MORE HELP, provided by re- , turning veterans and war plant workers, made the job easier for the farmer, but everyone had to work hard, early and late, to handle the bumper output. Typical of the veteran's return to the land, this ex-army sergeant and his wife, former army nurse, bought an Alabama farm with the help ot an FSA loan. By mid-year 1,045,00G veterans were working on farms, representing about three-fourths ol the number* af farm workers who entered military service before July 1, 1945. TWO ON ONE means good corn and accounts for this North Carolina grower's pride in a prom- ising crop resulting from use ot hybrid seed corn and contoured field. In the nation as a whole, two out of every three acres this year were in high-yielding hybrids, accounting for 20 per cent incrzase in corn yields by department of ag- riculture estimates. In some sections of the corn belt, hybrids were planted on 100 per cent of the acreage, boosting Iowa's corn yield to a phenomenal 61 busli'. els per acre. Better varieties of oth. er crops, developed by agricultural scientists, helped push production to new records. Improved fertilizers and new cultural methods also boosted yields. NEW TOOLS also helped to . swell 1946 production. Expan- sion by REA co-operatives brought electricity to additional thousands of farms and made daily chores like milking (above) faster and easier. On July 1, nearly 53 per cent of all U. '6. farms received central station electric service and new customers were being connected to REA lines at the rate of 250,000 per year. Farmers also found DDT and chem. teal weed killers potent weapons against old enemies. Production of new farm machin- ery during the first half of the year fell below the war-limited pro- duction of a year earlier, forcing most farmers to get along with old machines. Tires, fuel and seed were in fair supply, but containers, steel products and lumber contin- ued scarce. Farmers used more fertilizer in their drive for maxi- mum production. Friend' Causes Most Farm Accidents disclosed that 38,700 farmers were killed at work during the period. About 133,200 farm residents were killed accidentally and 100,125,000 non-fatal farm home and work ac- cidents also occurred in that time, he reported. "The farmer usually is his own boss or employs only a few men, probably carries no accident insur. ance, and is not as conscious of the need for safety measures as those employed in other industries," Dr. Young said. ds Open to Veterans Heart Mountain division af its old- est project, the Shoshone. Applicants will be rated as to character, industry, capital end farm experience by a local exam. ining board, which will select the top 188 candidates to participate in the di'awing for the 83 farms. Three other land openings for hbm~esteading of 5,372 acres of irri- gated land in Washington and Idaho ANOTHER STRIKE WAVE WASHINGTON.- Only two labor leaders have let the cat out of the bag but around Christmas the na- tion will face its greatest strike wave in history. Most labor leaders are not talk- ing about this before election, for i fear of hurting the chances of their !particular congressional candidates. i Not so John L. Lewis, head of the Mine Workers and Walter Reuther, head of the powerful CIO Auto Workers. Despite the fact that Lewis had demanded the end of meat control i and wage stabilization; despite the I fact that the AFL went on record for the end of all controls, AFL and ClO leaders held a series of secret huddles after Truman's meat speech to decide on a new wage policy. Most of them agreed to soft pedal strikes for the moment and see what happened to the price structure. However, Lewls, who wants to be president of AFL, and Reuther, who wants to be president of the CIO, would not hold back. SPANISH WAR SURPLUS As ff there weren't enough headaches in disposing Of sur- plus goods from this war, War Assets administration "recently had to unload some ancient horse-drawn ambulances used in the Spanish-American war. The problem finally was solved by removing the wheels and painting the bodies in deli- cate pastel tints. Presto -- the relics were converted into gay cabanas and bathing shelters for seashore resorts. They sold like hotcakes.- CHURCHILL FUMES Winston Churchill is getting more and more irked over reports that he is the member of the Big Three chiefly responsible for sabotaging a democratic peace. Originally, Churchill had planned to take plenty of time writing his memoirs, spinning them out in three volumes to be finished about three years hence. Now, however, friends say he wants to put out a quick short vohlJne to answer critics. This book would deal with some of the Big Three conferences, especially Teheran. Churchill's critics have blamed 1 "GAY GADGETS" Assc~ate~N~wsI)a Pe rs-'7;;~tu r e a y NCY P P STRAIGHT AND NARROW Well, ring twice and call us "Post- man," if you aren't going from one extreme to another. Only last year you couldn't get your pleated skirts wide enough, and now we get the report from California that you're spellbound about straight and narrow "peg" skirts. Fads that start in the West usually become national fashions before you can say "Peter Lawford"--so you'd better watch out for a trend! Reel Pleats -- They're sewing down the pleats of last year's skirts in the town of Oakland, Calif., to make them slim and slender. Then they open up the side seams a few inches from the hemline to make slits. After all' a girl has to move quickly in order to catch up with her Sigh Guy be- tween classes! Sew Sler.der -- They can't buy skirts narrow enough so they're making their own in Long Beach, CaEf. The favorite "peg" pattern is a stright job with a slit up the center front to allow for rug cut-i ting. Lots of gills make overarm] handbags out of the leftover materi- I als. Daffynitions You Aren't Scrubbing the Dish Pan--Means the same as "you aren't kidding." Your Pater's Van Dyke--"Your Father's Mustache" with an Eng- lish accent. Hey, Barbareba--Means the same as "Hubba, Hubba," and "Ruff, Ruff" and comes from Lionel Hamp- ton's popular song, "A-Bob-A-Re- ! Bob." Be Creepin' Up~ On Ya--Be seeing you. Death March--That morning walk ~to school. By Granny--Hill Billy exclama- tion that's gaining favor in Cali- fornia. Hop-A-Long, Cassidy--Scram. ,Johnny's Eack and Mary's Got Him--Just substitute the names of any new "steady" pair you know for "Gable" and "Garson." Catalogue--Conversation of two "catty" girls. Personality--lt means your "fig- ure" on account of it's what Mine. him for the spheres of influence Pompadour had on the Ballroom agreed upon at Teheran, following Floor. which Russia took over most af the ~ Feel Like a Penny Waiting for l~alkans, while England took over tChange_Feel embarrassed. Greece. , , , Churchill's friends, on the othert Well, as the professor said when hand, claim that actually he was,he erased the board, "I will now~ vigorously opposed to these spheres ~ show you what I have in mind." of influence and threw the AtlanticI charter in Roosevelt's face. Stalin,I however, replied that Britain could have her own sphere of influence, I Chiffon With Satin and in the end Roosevelt cast hisI weight with Stalin. I Whether this or Elliott Roosevelt's version is true, remains to be seen. t However, it is interesting that the: Harry Hopkins inspired stories ini the Saturday Evc~ing Post imme.: diately after Teheran dwelt heavily on the fact that Roosevelt decided to cast his lot with the Russians. IJ correctly interpreted, that decision has now backfired. SHE WASN'T FROM MISSOURI Kate Smith was so excited she lost her hat and almost forgot her gloves when she called at the White House to launch the Community Chest drive and to give President Truman the orig- inal copy of the Community Chest's new march, "The Red Feather." It was composed by MaJ. George Howard of the army band, who accompanied her. "Gee, it's great to be home again, Mr. President," said This bare-shoulder gown with a Miss Smith once she got to the chiffon-trimmed bodice anti full White House, gloves and all. skirt was designed by Edith Head "You know, I am a native Washingtonian." for Barbara Stanwyck, star af Para* "Well, I'm mighty glad to mount's, "The Bride Wore Boots." The long satin gloves ltave the same hear that," grinned Truman. chiffon trimming as the gown. "It's a rare occasion when you find a native Washingtonian in Washington any more. They tell ,.- -- :~-~--_::-_~ ..... :-~ me about everybody here is [ ~[tll ,~@:~"J I from Missouri." ~#@ Accidents take an enormous toll * * * every year, with victims not limit- NAZIS ARE STILL NAZIS ~ By (3Kg~BRIELLlg | ed to farmers, delegates to the safe- CoL Bernard Bernstein, ex-fin:m I_ ................... 1 ty congress were told. cial adviser ta General Eisenhowel Statistics show that there's an ac- at SHAEF, has just returned fror~ cidental death every 5 minutes, a his first tour of Germany since h~ traffic death every 18 minutes, an retired from the army. Bernstein occupational death every 33 min- who strongly urged denazification o: utes and a home death every 15 Germany, talked with many Ger minutes, roans in Berlin after Secretary o: National Safety council is a non- State Byrnes' Stuttgart speech it profit, non-commercial corporation which he pledged a reunited Get supported mainly by industrial con- many. cerns. It has 25 separate sections Bernstein reports that Nazis ar~ to deal with safety in every field, still Nazis. MERRY-4~O-ROUND Wave Takes Army,_LIj00, Credit the army with a forthrigh' JlyGetson Ship stand on post-exchange money. It it Finn turning 22 million dollars of post CINCINNATL--After 26 month: exchange profits back to the treas of land.locked service with th( ury. The fund could have been kep' #" WAVES, Miss Edith Dunn finally by the army for its own uses. bu' Women have Glamour only it they got aboard a sl~p--by taking a Job Secretary Patterson ruled other take that Extra Minute to cultivate with the army. The Ohio river di. wise .... Unless too many north itl They spend hours doing various vision engineers, local army unit, erners endorse it first, the new nov beauty basics, but it's that last min. resorted to naval tactics to help el, "Night Fire," should be well re ute look, that tucking in of a stray, solve the housing problem of 22 ceived in the South. 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