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114 E. Elm phone HI 9-4411
Leased ASSOCIATED PRESS Wire
"NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY DAILY NEWSPAPER"
KfiA Ntwaphote Strrice
VOL. 37 NO. 137
BRECKENB1DGE, TEXA3—Till RSDAY, Jl LY 11, 1937
PRICE DAILY 5 CENTS SUNDAY 10 CENTS
\M VTlOV llllMK I n - rit an.I Mis. Ei.-et
N' k I N i' .ii Has#- ",f and v\h n the I * r
If tln-ir var.it: n plans mat* naliz* . th«- Kisenhu
h i commandant K \ar Adm. Henrv fromelin.
u miner vacation at the
Whit#- Hnus** has announced.
H-cupy this Coa-t*i's Harbor Island home of
A mbassarior Oil f*oi p. r
plet* d two wildcats as g,is v<
in Strptwns County.
No. 1 f> V. Haliburton, It
Puren Survey, was coin-
plated a1 j rvules northeast of r, d
do. It had a daily Kuage of l.ir'U.-
immi rubic feet of K'is. Casing is
set at 4, >40 feet 10 f.'et off bottom.
other gas well is No. 1 E. K.
Mitchell. Section 1IW?, TK&li Sur-
\ey, 7fa miles north of Caddo. Dai-
ly potential was 700,imh) cubic ft
of gas. Casing is set at 4.1 IK feet
and th * hole bottomed ,it 4,1'10
Iiii.li Drilling Co., Inc., A: f,. F
Suttle of Kastland No. I K. F.
Kline was spoted in th« regular
filed 1- miles north of Kastland.
Having a proposed depth of 2 2^1
feet with rotary, it is '.KM) f« et
from the south .md I.**79 f 'nt
from the west lire.s of Section
123, HTAB Survey
A regular filed project was spott-
ed II. milen north of Loaders as |
Red River Drilling C# ., ftrwken-
ridg \ No. 2 Haterius.
Having a promised depth of 1
feet with rotary, it is located
7<w f *et from the north and 85©
f*rt from th>- east hn*s of Section
Khrushchev Says Ike's
"Clean Bomb" Is Stupid
(By ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Russia's Community party lead-
••r. Nikita Khrushchev. said today
that President Eisenhower's talk
about a rli'an II bonih was a stupid
thine, uh Khrushchev phrased it.
Khrushi hev made th** statement
in speaking to t'zechoidovakian
workers at the Stalingrad Metalur-
gical IMant in Prague.
Th Russian leader also gave
From Flood To
Bust In Texas
Search For Son
Ends In Hospital
MoRRISToWN, l*: f>— Tb*
s ';ii h has *niM for a New Yoik
rity couple who started 011 a na-
tion-.viiU- tiail'-r tour to find a son
who disappeaied f""r yam *•>.
Mi ,md Mrs II irrv Newton
found their son Victor, viitrnlay.
ai th>- staff ni'TiVil hospital in Nor- aoriated Press:
(By ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Generally fair weather greeted
Texan* this morning, with temper-
! attires continuing on the hot side
after stormy weather in West
Last night in far West Texas,
I thunderstorms in the Davis Mour.-
| tains sent a 1 foot wall of water
; rushing down a drv river bed int'i
broad approval for the develop-
ment of Communism according to
national pecularities. He indicat.-d
he would hold an early meeting
with President Tito in an effort to
heal finally the Kremlin's rfit with
Discussing President Eisenhow-
er's statement that a clean H-
homh is possible, Khrushchev said:
"President Eisenhower is a tal-
ented man of great principles. But
look ;|t what a stupid thing he says
when he says there is a clean hy-
drogen bomb. How can you have a
clean bomb to do dirty things?
It means the destruction of child-
ren and women. What a contradic-
tion. They call dirty things clean."
Russia's touring leaders Khrush-
chev and Bulganin ignored a steady
rain t->day to visit a big Chechoslo-
vakian factory in Prague and a
nearby farm. Khrushchev, mean
while, reportedly continued his pri
vate discussions with Czech lead-
er* between the scheduled events.
Observers said it is evident the
talks center on the recent Krem-
lin sh ikeup and its effect on Com-
munist parties abroad.
Diplomatic observers in Wash-
ington think the new Soviet ap-
proach is to convince the people at
home that the days of the Stalin
♦error are ended.
That Russia is pointing to the
Water swirled almost knee deep ^Position of its so-called anti
through the town for a time, seep
ing into residences and business
houses. Several cars were washed
off C. S. Highway !*l west of
Marfa. However, no one was in-
The water ran off rapidly, but
left debris and silt strewn through
A storekeeper in Mai'ia. Mr?.
Pauline L<a Venture, told the As-
risfown. Pennsylvania. Two nuriv*
b >d played a hunch and notified
the Newtons that one of their pa-
tients miuht be the missing son.
The parents rushed from Wilming-
ton Del. ware for ,1 tearful reunion.
Seen or Heard
C. M. H.
Cit Commissioner Punk Sheets
M«id new water pump being instal-
led at l ike to keep plentiful sup
pl a- "the;'re «ure using It these
da**" lobe (itare* said Mrs.
(hallo Wat «n. formerly l.eo|
(,r rry of
ing Regular meeting of VKW
tonicht at * free feed.
party collaborators as prix/i1 that
the Soviet system is Democratic.
M oscow Radio, in a broadcast last
night, said none of the deposed
Kremlin leaders is being perse-
cuted. It made that declaration in
announcing that former Premier
Malenkov is being shunted off to
run a remote power plant 1.8""
miles from Moscow. And the re-
maining ousted leaders are report-
ed getting other unspecified jobs.
"A terrific electrical storm, with
about half an inch of rain, hit
Marfa about 7:30 last night. About
half an hour later the wall of
water came down."
Mrs. Laventure said she drove
into the business section and got
out of the car and tried to get into
h.-r shop. Th>' water was almost up
. I, to her knees.
DV C. M. H. S,h1" £*'!) the water was "cold as
' ioiiI.I be, and added, it was a
very dirty, muddy mess."
Alpine, also in the far West ! bit. They
Texas area, had ."2 of an inch i/f
In extreme southeast Texas,
Beaumont had .2# of an inch.
Blowing dust reduced
iddo. underwent ma-1 Salt Hat for a whilt
in lHr<u this morn- nnles.
Yesterday's maximums ranged
from Presidio's lo.'t degrees down
to at Alpine and Corpus Christ!.
Marvin Thompson and habyj N°w the overnight temperature
'■d is only hospital news lows:
todav No fire run*, no ar-
p.jitK So few people on street
early this mornnig that Frank
Pellizzaii wanted to know if thev
were "acting like gofers and all
gone in t h.- hole Hank S#t*
terwhite etlarging the cha[>el to
the •'uneial home.
Junction and I.uhbock 67 de-
grees; Alpine HX; Dalhart <•! ; San
Antonio 71; Abilene 73; Browns-
ville and T-xarkana 74; Corpus
• 'hristi, Del Rio and Beaumont 7B.
and Dallas and (ialveston 7!t.
Russ Engineers To
Help Out Texans
(By ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Two petroleum engineers from
Russia are leaving Oklahoma City
for Dallas today to h"lp Dresser
I Industries with a Russian drilling
* ""ley are members of the 13-
man Russian delegation at the
Sooner State Cppitol city for Ok-
lahoma's semi centennial exposi-
visibility j The State Department already
to three I has granted a .Sii-day extension of
| the Russians' visas.
Dresser Industries at Dallas
brought the Russian turbo drills to
the United States, but has been
I having trouble with them. The
j Russians say they are happy to be
able to help with the drills anil
inspect American drilling methods.
Besides going to Dallas, they'll
visit oil fields around Midland and
I Odessa, and another field at Lee,
I New Mexico.
II. S. Army Frees
WASHINGTON (*—'The |\ S.
Army has ordered the release and
deportation of a British mother
serving a l.'.'e sentence for the
murder of three of her children
while stationed abroad with her
American soldier husband.
The woman is Mrs. Eunice Brill-
hart of Rochdale, England. Her
husband. Sergeant Robert Bi ill-
hart. is now serving with the
Army at Sandia Base in New Mex-
The Army announced today that
the remaining portion of her life
sentence, which she is serving at
the Federal Reformatory for> Wo-
men at Aldersonn, West Virginia,
will be remitted so that she can
he released <m July 22 and turned
over to the immigration service
for deportation to Britain.
The Army reviewed the rase
following a Supreme Court de-
cision on June I" which 'forbade
military courts from trying civil-
ians for capital crimes committed
Some Pentagon lawyers voiced
doubt whether the Supreme Court
| ruling directly affected the Brill-
i hart case. But the Army, after in-
'luiries made by the British em-
bassy, reopened the court-martial
conviction and sentence.
The official announcement of
| Mrs. Brillhart's release today made
no reference to the court ruling,
saying only that the decision to
| remit the remainder iti her life
sentence "was reached after con-
sideration of all matters in exten-
uation and mitigation."
The Army said also that she will
be deported because she was per-
mitted to enter this country "only
for the purpose of serving her
An Army court-martial found
Mrs. Brillhart guilty of the mur-
der of her three children "by drop-
ping them on their heads" over a
13-month period between Novem-
ber 1! 52 through December I
At that time the Brillharts were
living in Asmara. Eritrea, now a
part of Ethiopia.
Airman killed, 4
Injured In Crash
HARLIGEN 'Jl - An airman waa
fatally injured and four more per-
sona hurt in a car pickup truck
collision near ll.arligen in the low-
er Rio Grande Valley last niglit.
The fatality was 23-year old aii-
man third class J.ames Miller of
Union, South Carolina, who riied
in the Harligen Air Force Base
hospital. A 21-year-old airman from
Dallas, airman 1st Class Kenneth
W. Morris, was injured critically.
Two other airmen, neither from
Texas, received less serious injuries.
The driver of the pickup, 80-year
-old Jose Marie Rodrigues of Mer-
cedes, was treated at a H.irligen
hospital and released.
Kashmir Dispute One Object Of Visitor
IKE All PAKISTAN LEADEI
TO MEET FOR TALKS TOMT
i of Pakistan. His friends say the
. chubby widower dances very well
indeed. Anyway, he looks at least
j Id years younger than his age.
But this .ambitious man does not
allow his social life to interfere
j with the business at hand. He
| works hard as he plays, and v. ith
the same amount of bounce. His
ups and downs in years of ln-
dvin and Pakistani politics are suf-
ficient testimony to this.
GIRARD TO BE TRIED BY
JAPS IS RULED BY COURT
Aga Khan Dies
At Age Of 79
GENEVA ' Jv~ The spiritual
le.ader of the Ismaili sect of the
Moslems, the Aga Khan, died to-
day in Geneva, Switzerland, He
The Aga Khan had suffered a
sudden weakening of the heart din-
ing the night. At his bedside vhen
de.ath came were his wife, the Be-
gum, and his two sons, Aly Khan
and Sadruddin. Forty-six year-old
Aly is the heir apparent.
Sadruddin had planned to niairy
London model Nina Dyer on Mon-
The Aga Khan had been in ill
health since suffering a heart at-
tack in 1952. The once portly lead-
er had gone down to 132 pounds.
This was half the weight when ho
wvis weighed by his subjects against
gold, platinum or diamonds on va-
rious anniversaries. The m >ney
value of the matter weighed went
to the A|fa Khan's charities.
The Agti Khan liked horse racing
high living and beautiful women
He once summed up his views this
"Have fun. It's later than you
But he was a devoted Moslem
and he was interested in affairs
of state. He once served as presi-
dent of the league of nations. His
4th wife and his two sons. Prince
Aly Khan and Prince Sadruddin
were at tb Aga's bedside when he
Aly Kahan has generally been
reuarded a the heir-apparent. But
the Aga reportedly had been dis-
turbed in reeent years by Aly's
playboy life, and some doubt had
been expressed as to whether Aly
or his younger brother would 'n-
herit the Aga's title.
ONE WILL RK LITKY—One of these 10 bea utiful Texas girls will
become Miss Houston July 14 and the recipient of a $1,000 scholar-
ship, a week's vacation at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. and a
part in Jerry Lewis' next picture. Lewis will emcee the Houston
pageant. From left; Margarita O'Hara, Suzanna Gay, Gaylynn
Baker, Ramona Nail, Angel Guarino, Betty East,, Mary Elizabeth
Wolfe, Bobby Graham, JoAnn McConnell and Judy Pierce.
Army Head Would
WASHINGTON 'Jt The head of
the 1*. S. First Army, who is
known as a stern disciplinarian,
wants to put more joy in Arniy
life, or to put it another way,
eliminate some of the irksome reg-
ulations. Lieutenant General Thom-
as Herren has ordered all First
Army installations to set up com-
mittees to make recommendations
about lots of things, including the
wearing <K neckties on duty in hot
Fight On Rights
WASHINGTON iji— The Senate
was called into session today at
10:30 a. m. EDT, to lesume deoate
Report To FBI
(By ASSOCIATED PRESS)
_ _ Federal Judge Robert Taylor to-
on a motion of Striate Republican I turned over to defense attor-
ieader William Knowland to bring | nei® a copy of an oral statement
the Civil Rights bill before the I to ,the ,FBI.„by a sch°°l bould
Senate for action. The House has Iofflclal ln thp t-linton, Tennessee,
Hob llooseK to Irave tomorrow
nn two week" uralion Boh *aid |
^•ViiMb^o !r^„^i.r^ | • iB^ A^i^ED-p^S) T^-^ Th^masT^^r-kiiT
• • k*. in Federal Judge Burnita Matthews I ed when a car went off the road
R^eckenridce All member* h«f "[dered the bribery trial of j and crashed just north of Temple
"reed t„ attend Legion meeting labor boss James Hoffa to be con- early this morning
night ai 7 when officer* will be turned in Washington However.
elected and dinner served . Paul he has declared a ni.stml in ihe
Pitier remarked he has drilled five | «'«"• co-defendent. Hy-
wells on leas, near South Bend n™" Fischbach. whose Attorney
on which he has had production stricken yesterday by a heatt
for oter 30 yeatw, all good wells,
the five making 30 in all drilled on
l. 0 acres.
Charlie Echols said that in com-
munity where he has lived 80
years, there has never been an
arrest made .... The Bill Blod-
getts buck from vacation—Bill
quoted as saying cars to go higher
.... Methodist Education building
has now reached appreciable pro-
portions .... And, more tomorrow
Thought For The Moment. When
angry, count fours "kw wf •&
gry, twear.—Mtrk T*ita.
President Eisenhower has accept-
ed the resignation of John Holfis-
ter as Director of the International
Cooperation • administration. The
resignation will be effective when
a successor qualifies for the for-
eign aid post.
Cement workers are scheduled to
go on strike this afternoon at Port-
land Cement Company plants in
Houston, Ft. Worth ufid Dallas,
as part of some 70 strikes alreajy
in progress across the nation.
A Fort Hood loldiw, «p«ciaiUt
A 67 -year-old Houston liquor
store owner. George Wheeler, was
shot to death last night, apparent-
ly by mistake, as he walked out
the door of his. establishment to
investigate a disturbance.
The girl who rose from Harlem's
teeming sidewalks to the posi,.ion
of the world's foremost woman
Tennis player receives New York's
greatest honor today. Althea Gib-
son will ride up Broadway in a tra-
ditional ticker-tape parade.
Four masked bandits held up a
family of four in 3 Buffalo, New
York apartment house last night
and escaped with loot valued at
$3,300. The thieves rifled a safe
and took * ring from on* of the
(By ASSOCIATED PRESS)
President Eisenhower scheduled a
second meeting today with visiting
Prime Minister Hussein Suhriw-
ardy of Pakistan. They will discuss
ways of stabilizing the Middle
East in the face of any new Com-
munist peace offensive. The fc|
year-old Shlirawardy is the leader
of the largest Moslem republic in
♦ he world. And he regards Pakis-
tan as a leading force in protno'ing
Moslem unity against Communist
The Prime minister, arrived in
Washington yesterday for three
days of talks w ith President Eisen-
hower, Secretary of State Dulles
and other top officials.
His welcome left little doubt r.f
the importance attached to is visit.
Vice president Nixon headed the
official welcoming party at the air-
port. President Eisenhower came
to the door 'if the White House to
personally greet Suhrawardy when
he arrived for lunch.
Pakistan is a member of the
Baghdad part and the southeast
Asia treaty organi*tion. The C. S.
hacks the Baghdad pact, a Middle
East alignment of pro-wester n
countries: Iran. Iraq, Turkey, and
Pakistan along with Britain. The
U. S. ii a member of the south
••But. Asia organization known as
The political and military impor-
tance of the Pakistan leader's vis-
it tenters on his nation's role in
these two organizations. He also is
to present his nation's need for
economic aid. especially food.
And undoubtedly the ticklish
question of the Kashmir dispute
will be brought up by the visitor.
The elderly statesman has a re-
putation for being very light on
his feet both on the dance floor
ind in politics. He loves parties
and his Hollywood style estate in
Karachi, swiming pool and all, has
been the center of much gaiety. To
the horror of many a straight-
'aced Moslem. He introduced social
dancing in the Islamic Repiblic
already passed the measure which
southern Senate foes call a vicious
Meanwhile, an apparent trend
toward compromise is noticeable.
integration case. Judge Taylor,
however, said his decision does not
mean the defense will get all FBI
documents in the case. Sixteen se-
giegationists are on trial at Knox-
Republican Senator Francis Case ville on charges of contempt for al-
of South Dakota disclosed he is
drafting an amendment narrowing
the enforcement provisions of tne
Civil Rights bill to the single field
of protecting negro and minority
legedly flouting an injunction a-
gainst interference with integre-
gation at Clinton.
Defense attorneys in the rut
prepared to continue their fight for
voting rights Two other Republi- complete access to the formerly
cans, Clifford Case of New Jersey f,l?s th« federal Bureau
and Thomas Kuchel of California Iof Investigation. The defense law-
WASHINGTON <.?>— The U. S.
Supreme Court has ruled American
(ii William Girard should be turn-
ed over to Japan for trial in the
death of a Japanese woman.
The ruling was on an appeal
by the government from a lower
court ruling. The lower court ruled
that Girard must not be surrend-
ered to Japanese Civil Authorities
to face manslaughter charges.
In its opinion, read by Chief Jus-
tice Warren, the court said there
is every reason to believe Glrard's
trial by the Japanese will be con-
ducted with the utmost fairness.
The decision was a major victory
for the administration, which has
argued failure to turn over Girard
to the Japanese would endanger
U. S. Security.
The administration argument
was that cancellation of agreements
under which Americans overseas
can be tiied by foreign courts
would mean U. S. forces would
have to return home.
The decision was, at the same
time, a setback for Congressional
forces who contend the U. S. Con-
stitution accompanies G I's over-
seas and servicemen must be grant-
ed its full protection.
Said the Supreme Court:
"United States troops are sta-
tioned in many countries as part of
our own National Defense and help
strengthen the free world struggle
against Communist Imperialism.
"The matter of jurisdiction in
cases of offenses against the laws
of host countries, whether by our
servicemen abioad or by service
men of other countries in the Unit-
ed States, is dealt with by mutual
Girard, of Ottawa, Illinois, is
accused of the Japanese equivalent
of manslaughter in the death of
Mi. Naka Sakai January 30th on
a firing range used by both U. S.
and Japanese troops.
Tile high court said the issue
boiled down to the question of
whether the Constitution or legis-
lation subsequent to our treaty
with Japan prevented the govern-
ment from handing over Girard.
"We find no constitutional or
statutory harrier to the provision
as applied here."
The court said that in the ab-
sence of encroachment upon con-
stitutional limitations, the matter
was entirely one for the executive
and legislative branches.
said they support the idea of cor.- >'eJ's T to s?e PX;"'tl,y
vet ting the measure into a stru t-1 wnit the r Bi files contain regard
ly voting rights bill. I Ir,£ ^ m*n an" wom<sn on trial
Senator Richard Russell t«id j ,he U- S- District Court at Knux-
newsmen that as a result of the' v'"°-
Southerners' attack, opposition to
the Civil Rights measure as it now. , . . ,
stands is giowing. "I have been s,Enod hy the chairman tional
of the Anderson County school
Indian Scouts To
(By ASSOCIATED PRESS)
American Indians, all of them
The defense already had obtained Boy Scouts, prepared to dance into
one paper from the FBI files, a ( the spotlight today at the ith Na-
Scout Jambore at
Phono HI ••4421 for Oxygen
Equipped ambulance sorrics.
SetterwMte Funeral Him
PHILADELPHIA —WMrs. Alice
Roberts of Phoenix, Arizona, and
Mrs. Iris Critchell of F'alos Verdes
Estates. California were declar-
ed winners today of the Trans-
continental Powder Puff Derby.
Mrs. Roberts flew her Beech-
cr-(ft Bonanza over the 2600-mile
cross country course at an average
speed of better than 188 miles an
hour to capture the winner's por-
tion of the $2,500 in prize money.
Forty nine planes and 100 women
pilots took part in the air derby
which started at San Carlos, Cali-
fornia. on July ♦> and concluded
when the last three planes touched
j down at North Philadelphia airport
Prize winners were decided on a
handicap basis. Mrs. Roberts' han-
j dicap w.as a 162-mile an hour pacc.
1 For her performance, Mrs. Roberts
j took home $800 first money. Both
she and her eo-pi!ot received tro-
| phies as well.
Second prize of $600 went to
Mrs. Doris Eacret of Elko, Nevada
and her co-pilot, Mrs. Jean Parker
Rose of Arcadia. California who
made the cross country trip in a
Cessna 140A, averaging more than
138 miles an hour, against their
handicap rff 112.
Finishing in third (for a $500
prize) were Mrs. Barbara Kiernan
of Andover, Massachusetts, and her
co-pilot, Mrs. Esther Gardiner of
Waterford, Connecticut who flew
•t 189 miles an hour. Their handi-
C*P wt| 169.
greatly encouraged by the develop- . ....
ments of the last few days," uod board wh"'h h;ls supervision over
"I have come to the conclusion I f rnton High SchooL However, oe-
that the Senate will not pass tne
in its present form."
>ass iiie fense attorneys have not seen a
bill in its present form." Russell summary of th^ FBI agents reports
Ion the violence at Clinton.
One of these developments was a , The FBI entered the Clinton case
conference Senator Russell had ves-1 December after riots had oc-
terday with President Eisenhower. cu|)'ed over the enrolling of negr>-
The Georgia lawmaker apparently es,ln the previously all-white n.gh
left the White House with new hope 86 ,0° ; The basis tor the dispute
that the administration itself will over the v B[ documents is a recent
move toward a compromise.
Senators Mike Mansfield of Mon-
tana. agreed with Russell's view-
that the Senate will not accept the
House bill as it now stands.
Supreme Court ruling.
For peace of Mind . . . See
TRAMMELL - SWANSON
INSURANCE AGENCY Adv.
By Whites ?robed
BIRMINGHAM ifft— Pol ice ii
Birmingham, Alabama are invsti- j
gating the reported kidnaping of I
two young negroes by a sroup
rtf white men. Officers were told I
that the two young men, one 21 ]
years old and the other 19, we;e I
kidnaped at gunpoint from tneir I
automobile which they occupied j
with two negro girls. The girls |
reported the kidnaping occurred on
the north side of Birmingham,
about two miles from downtown
business section. Police quoted the
girls as saying the Negro youths
were taken by eight men who
weie riding in two cars.
1037 FORDS with AIR CONDI-
TIONING, only $2395 at Daniel
Forge, Pennsylvania. The Indian
youths represent tribes from across
the nation. They ,-ue entering the
competition for spot talent pro-
grams throughout the remainder
of the Boy Scout celebration which
opens officially tomorrow.
2 Cars Damaged
In Traffic Crash
A car and a station wagon were
damaged an estimated $300 in a
collision Wednesday afternoon on
West Walker street, just east of
Mr A mis avenue.
A 1 ! .">«; Ford station wagon driv-
en by Mrs. Mary Melton collided
with a Ir r>.r> Ford coach driven by
Arthur C Andrew.;. Police reported
that Mrs. Melton was barking a-
way from the curb when the colli-
Teamup Of Bad Weather And Crop
Control Measures Cut Production
WASHINGTON «.fi—A teamup | cane sugai beets and hops.
104 N. Court Phone HI 9-4434
Clear to partly cloud.v through
Friday with little temperature
changes. Chance for thunder-
showers. low tonight in upper
70s, high tomorrow near 100.
Wind 10 to 15 mps. Low lest
night 70, high yesterday 99.
Birmingham, of bad weather, crop control meas-
' ures and the soil bank land re-
tirement program promises to rut
crop production this year possibly
as much as 6 per cent below last
They could reduce surpluses
which have been serving to depress
farm prices and to hold down agri-
An agriculture Department crop
report issued late yesterday said
main crops had gotten off to slow
and unpromising starts this spring
because of excessive rairffall and
floods in many important farm-
Smaller crops than last year
were indicated for corn, wheat, rice,
tobacco, flaxseed, dry beans and
But somewhat larger crops were
forecast for oats, barley, rye, hay.
loybeeMi iweet ygtatoet, iugai
The department emphasized,
however, that some improvement
in prospects is possible if favor-
able weather conditions predomi-
nate during the remainder (ft the
growing season. What happens
from now on will largely determine
the extent to which present sur-
pluses may be reduced.
The report showed that the soil
bank program has been only par-
tially effective in reducing acre-
ages. Farmers had agreed to take
about 28,000.000 acres out of crops.
But the indicated acreage in use is
only about 13,000,000 ess than last
The prospective corn crop is 13
per cent smaller than last year's
near record harvest. But this re-
duction in corn might well be off-
set by increases in other livestock
feed grains such as oats, barUy
and sorghum grains, , _
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Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 137, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 11, 1957, newspaper, July 11, 1957; Breckenridge, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth135605/m1/1/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Breckenridge Public Library.