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Tigers To Win
Second In Row
The Yankees made it two in a
row by downing the Tigers Thurs-
day niuht b> a score of 15 to t
James Thomas and Sieve llann.i
again held the opponents to 4 well
spaced hits, while the Yankees
collected eight Six hits in the first
rave the Yankees a lead that was
never in danger With one out in
the first. Tarver doubled. Steve
Wood tripled. lister Kuperman
singled Joe Morris singled. Bobby
Roberts doubled John Hauler went
out on a sacrifice, John Overton
singled. Thomas was left stranded
on third, to close out the first inn-
ing The Yankees .scored three runs
in the third, five in the fifth and
one in the sixth
The big inning for the Titters
came in the third Thompson lead
off the inning wl,h a single. Galla-
gher singled, Gary Wirmo singled
in round out the hitting. Gary
Wtngo lead the Tigers with two
hits in three trips to the plate
Officials for the ga'me were Pott-
hoff at the plate. John Williams at
first. Husesll Carter at second.
LKiyle Newconib at third
In Minor league play the Cats
defeated the Oilers 12 to 1
LITTLE LEAGUE STANDINGS
Missions 1 0
Cats 1 1
Oilers 1 J
Buffs 0 1
F.aglrs 0 1
Sports 0 1
Yankees 2 0
Hed Sox 1 0
Giants 1 0
Cubs ll 1
Cards 0 1
Tigers u 2
Missions v« Npmii 5 30
Hed Sox vs Giants 7 30
SATURDAY S GAMES
Mufls vs Eagles 5 30
Cubs vs Card* 7 30
MISSION IN MOSCOW-U. S.
Ambassador to Russia Llewellyn
Thompson pauses at the door-
way of the Soviet Foreign Minis-
tery in Moscow en route to a
meeting with Russian Foreign
M mister Andrei Gromyko. His
visit; one phase of Big Four
parleys over a possible Summit
Conference. Russia's charge that
U. S. H-flights over polar re-
gions endanger peace has threat-
ened to disrupt the talks.
NEWSMEN ORDERED FROM DOOR
OF WHITE HOOSE BY GUARDS
RED FACED HAGERTY SAYS
WHOLE THING RIDICULOUS
Kilgore Gets Over Inch
Of Rain In Five Minutes
"White Zombie." one of the
it-1 lest and most fantastic stories
ever pictured for the screen, will
Ih* -diown at lhe Huekaroo Theatre,
today only Features begin at 6
l> m and 8 p m
The movie depicts the occult
t>i actiees in Maiti 'in which, by pro-
cesses of sorcery, dead (todies are
dug from their graves and put to
wmk as slaves Fantastic as It
sounds, its entire substance is
based ii|xm tact
Hela l.ugosi plays the role of a
sinister fiend who traffics in the
exhumation of dead bodies in order
to man his sugar cane mills and
bis fields Madge Bellamy is in
the principal feminine role.
Body Of Drowned
WICHITA FALLS The body
<>l a 43-yeai old Jacksboro man
who drowned in Lake Kickapoo!
southwest of Wichita Falls a week!
aco todav was recovered this morn- :
nig lie was S A Epps. Search-!
eis sav his bod) iloated to the sur-'
face at 7 13 a ill. A Jacksboro wo-
man Mis Mvrlc Sparks, also
drowned and her body was recover-
ed Wednesday The search for the
two drowning victims began after
Fpps' overturned boat was found
Seen Or Heard
by C. M. H.
It appears we will have another
cor I mqht tonight, but the pre-
dicted rains have failed to develop
There will be football scrim-
mage Saturday night beginning at
7:45— all players expected back in
practice this afternoon except
Mackie McArron Mr. and
Mrs. H. B. Carlisle gone to Dallas
where the mother of Mrs. Carlisle
is seriously ill.
There will be an exhibition of
fancy skating tonight at the local
rink. Buddy Slaughter featured
There will tie a weiner roast at
llarpersville Saturday night at
7 30. all invited to come and bring
own eats and drinks .. No fire
Mrs. Polly Robertson said she
missed "Uncle Buck" from the
house, and a little while after giv-
ing up search he came driving up
in car—olad to hear he is to much
improved Earl Trammel! is
back from Missouri and showed us
bass cauoht there that weighed 4,
5. 6 and 7 rounds Sewer lines
being run to low rent housing
units and considerable number of
local workers employed cn job as
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kilgore. in east Texas, had a
spectacular electrical storm last
The storm struck aliout 10 p m
dumping 1 15 inches ol rain within
about live minutes .No hail iell
and no damage has been reported
Texarkana bad til of an inch of
Cooler weather and partly cloudy
After 36 Hours
NEWPORT NEWS The New-
port News. Virginia, waterfront oil
terminal lire is continuing to burn
furiously as fire fighters battle to
prevent its spread.
Thirty-six hours after outbreak
of the multi million dollar blaze
in the Esso Standard Oil Company s
deepwater terminal, lire otticials
said the flames were confined but
not controlled. An explosion in the
steam generating room touched off
tne fire Wednesday night.
Very light northeast winds pre-
vail today, carrying the intense
heat, smoke and flames toward the
water's edge A wind shift to the
south could endanger an 82.000-
barrcl bunker fuel tank thus far
untouched by the fire
Company officials give this pic-
ture of the 21-tank farm area at the
Still burning are two 20.000-bar-
rel gasoline tanks and one 41.000-
batrel railroad fuel oil tank
Ten tanks .including these, have
been badly damaged or completely
burned down. Two other tanks are
standing but have buckled at the
top and are being cooled.
Two tanks have been scorched
but show no other damage.
Call Set May 4
(By ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Cuioni/.ed machinists of Convair
will decide on May 4 whether to
authorize their negotiators to call
a strike against the firm. The
members of the International Union
of Machinists are seeking higher
wages and job security provisions
in a new work contract A strike
call would involve the big U. S.
rocket base at Cape Canaveral in
Florida. Edwards Rocket Base in
California, llolloman Air Force
base in New Mexico, and Convair
plants m San Diego, Pomona, and
Skies covered Texas today in the
w ake ol a cold trout
The front crossed the state yes-
terday and early today because
stationary along a line from Beau-
mont to Galveston to Brownsville
At 7 o'clock this morning, light
drizzle was falling at Longview,
Lutkin and Kingsville.
During tile 24 hours ending at 6
o'clock this morning, Texarkana
had til of an inch of rain, Victoria
.07 and Lufkui .01.
Light drizzle was reported at
Longview and Lufkui in cast Tex-
as. and at Kingsville in south Tex-
The overnight temperature mini-
mums ranged from 37 degrees at
' Dalhart and Amarillo U> 74 at
Yesterday's maximums ranged
;ftoin Presidio's 100 degrees to 50
I at Amarillo, a inference of ex-
' actly 50 degrees
Wet weather was the outlook in
sections of the south and north
west today but dry and fairly cool
weathr prevailed in most other
parts of the country.
I Stormiest weather during the
night hit areas from northern Lou-
isiana and southern Arkansas
northeastward into southern Ken-
tucky. Strong winds, with rain anu
hail pounded sections of Mississ-
ippi and Tennesee. A tunnel cloud
was reported in west central Miss-
1 isippi. Heavy thundcrshowers mov-
ed into Alabama.
j In the Pacific northwest. show-
ers or snow flurries continnued
with the precipitation belt sprcad-
1 ing southward into northern
Colorado and southern Wyoming.
| More snow flurries fell in the nor-
thern Great Lakes Region.
Cool air moved into the Ohio Val-
ley and central Appalachians yes-
terday after temperatures reach-
ed near 8!) degrees. Wind gusts ot
40 to HO M P. II. hit the area. The
gusts were clocked at 70 M. P. H.
Along the shores of Lakes Erie
and Ontario at Cleveland and Koch-
ester, New York.
The Weather Bureau reported
hall stones the size of golf balls
pelted the Charleston. West Vir-
ginia. area while hail also fell In
western Tennessee. A tunnel cloud
j w as reported near Huntington. West
Virginia in mid afternoon. The
stormy weather followed the belt of
advancing cool air from Arkansas
to the Virginia mountains.
Six Admitted To
Stephens Memorial Hospital re-
ports six admissions Larry Ken-
nedy. Mrs Rex Brown, Mrs. H. ft.
Thames. Mrs Tom B. Ward, Mrs.
Bob McGinnls, and Mrs. Billy Rob-
erson. all medical patients.
Dismissals were Carter Lee Mc-
Bride. Bill Corbett, Mrs. B. W. Ba-
ber. and Mrs II H. Brannan.
WASHINGTON .V — Newsmen
were ordered away from the resi-
dence entrance to the W hite House
today They had been waiting to
talk with members of the joint
chiefs ol staff who had a break-
last conference with President Ei-
Presidential News Secretary Jam-
es llagerty later said the whole
thing was ridcuious and he was sor-
ry it happened.
Reporters a n d Photographers
usually are allowed to stand at the
from portico when there are presi-
dential callers who the White House
believes may have comment.
On such occasions word is passed
to police guards
llagerty said no such word sent
to police last night for today's
breakfast. And he reminded re-
enters he had said yesterday
there would lie no pictures and that
the joint chiefs would be discussing
matters ol a confidential nature.
The joint chiefs were leaving the
front entrance when reporters were
ordered awav bv a policeman. In
a later interview, the (officer told
newsmen he had standing orders
not to allow them to wait at the
Portico unless he w as told other-
wise in advance.
The newsmen started fo walk a-
way a man in civilian clothes came
off the portico and told them if
they were not careful they could
have their passes taken away.
When informed of this, llagerty
said: "That's ridiculous Some peo-
ple are taking things too literally.
I wasn't here and I'm sorry it
President Eisenhower is set to
take off for a weekend of golf at
Augusta. Georgia. He expects to
return to Wasington Monday.
Vice President Nixon called at
the White House this morning to
say goodbye to President Eisenhow-
er before leaving for South Ameri-
ca. Nixon starts a good wtil tour
Defense Secretary McElroy is ap-
pearing tor the fourth day before
the House armed services com-
mittee on the administration's de-
fense reorganization plan. McElroy
i is expected to present w ritten re-
plies to question by chairman
Carl Vinson of Georgia. Vinson said
the questions go to the heart of
President Eisenhower's proposals
: to strengthen the authority of the
1 Secretary of Defense.
Before McElroy started his testi-
mony, President Eisenhower had
joint chiefs of staff. In advance of
the meeting. News Secretary Jam-
es llagerty said the Defense reor-
ganization plan probably would be
FM Called Into
A calm but persuasive bandit
who never flashed a gun took -S40.-
000 from a surban branch office
| of the San Antonio Savings and
Loan Association last night.
The robbery took place as hun-
j dreds of grocery shoppers milled
about the flandy-Andy Supermark-
! et. which houses the branch office.
Police say the hold-up man wore
black horned rimmed glasses and
. a blue-gray business suit.
He walked up to the desk of the
| assistant manager, Alex Haas. 29.
[ Haas told officers the man handed
him a note. It read . "This is a
I stickup. Go to the vault, get the
money and put it in a bag I have
a gun. Do as 1 say or I'll shoot
Haas did as he w as directed. The
. man left through an exit door. No
one but Haas and the robber knew
what was going on.
A 10-year-old boy Marvan Las-
kowski. told police he saw the man
leave the scene in a blue and while
■ caf. "• '
I Road blocks were thrown up on
all major highways around San An-
tonio The FBI was called into the
WATCHING OVER BABY—Huge, twin-engine jet 'copter hovers
over smaller whirley bird as it carries it back to its base "nest"
at a Marine heliport near Santa Ana, Calif. The "fledgling" de-
veloped rudder control and damaged its tail in landing, making
necessary the aerial tow job.
Proie5L91Top Level Meet Mqy Be Propped
SOVIET UNION REFUSES TO
CO-OPERATE 01 MEETING
Mrs. Grady Camp seen on arriv-
al from Ft. Worth said they had
a good time at Garden convention
in Ft. Worth . April 30 is the
closing day for entry into child-
ren's photo contest of Frank
Homme .. And Dr. Payne boast-
ed to lady that he has four boys,
and on asking the lady if the had
any said lady replied "only seven."
Thought For The Moment: There
it only on* step from the sublime
to the ridiculous.—Napoleon.
Bits Of News Off Wires Of Today
Vice-President Nixon says the, The L'nivcrsity ol Texas will get I
administration's anti - recession1 a new dean of its college of en-
moves will work if both business gineering on Sept. first. He is the
and labor help to create buying present engineering dean at the
power. Nixon was addressing the | University of Deleware, W. W. Hag-
advertising bureau of the American | arty, 42. llagerty succeeds W. R.
Newspaper Publishers Association Wooirich, who is retiring.
A Dallas man has announced he
will run for Governor of Texas.
He is Joe A. Irwin, a former top
official of an insurance company
which was placed in bankruptcy by
the State Insurance Department.
Irwin says he wants to return to
stockholders of firms in liquidation
money being held by the state com-
mission. He estimates the money
at 20 million dollars.
By ASSOCIATED PRESSi
It has been a continuing objec-
tive of Western diplomats to pin
the Kremlin down on matters of
mutual concern, on differences and
the like, but there have been no
results to speak of. There is no
denying that the Russians are
quick on their feet . . perhaps
slipperly would be more appro-
They have a singular talent for
evasive tactics w hen I hey w ant
to evade. Some experts have
blamed this on the slave tempera-
ment. cn the notion that if the
other side agrees readily to a pro-
posal it has a great deal to gain
by doing so.
The men of the Kremlin have
wanted a summit meeting tor some
time. They have agitated for it
through their propaganda, and
they have dropped strong hints to
that effect through diplomatic
channels. Even worse, they have
tried to rally opposition parties in
the west to the proposition of a
The Western Three have now-
asked the Soviet Union to speed
tip diplomatic talks leading to a
summit meeting. They said in a
joint note that they want their
ambassadors in Moscow to meet in
a group with Soviet Foreign Minis-
ter Gromyko to make speedier
progress Gromyko has been meet-
ing the ambassadors separately
but has not yet talked with all
three at the same time.
Britain's foreign minister. Sel-
wyn Lloyd, assailed this procedure
in the House of Commons yester-
day as a waste of time. Other
western officials have expressed
puzzlement at the Soviet attitude.
Indeed, the joint note expressed
surprise at the Russian' insist-
ence on separate meetings in Mos-
cow with the three ambassadors.
The note said that nothing in the
Soviet message of April 11 agree-
ing to diplomatic exchanges led
the West to believe that Gromyko
had any other intention than joint
As a result of this funny business,
the diplomatic stage of negotia-
tions toward a summit meeting
has not even gotten off the ground.
Neither the East nor the West has
reported any progress since Gro-
myko first met United States am-
bassador Llewellyn Thompson last
The joint note of the Western
Three is polite but insistent. There
is an implication that if the So-
viet Union refuses to be more co-
operative the whole project of a
top-level East-West meeting may
Wet Backs' Pay
B I A I
WASHINGTON '/P—Labor De-
partment otticials and a 13-maii
advisory committee wind up a two-
day conference today on Mexican
farm labor problems.
Slated lor eariy consideration
were two subcommittee reports,
one rejecting a department propos-
al tor a tiat 50-cent minimum hour-
ly wage tor the Mexican laborers
who till U. S. iarm needs, and an-
other approving a department sug-
gestion tor deiermuung prevailing
lA-partinent officials said Mexi-
can laborers working on a piece-
work basis sometimes average
only about 25 to 3o cents an hour,
despite a general understanding
witn tne Mexican government that
the minimum wage would be SO
cents an hour.
j The subcommittee, while expres-
sing sympathy with the deparl-
■ ment's objective, said a flat mini-
j mum wage would remove the in-
I centive ciement in the piecework
pay plan in some types ot work.
The department said it also has
encountered uuticuities in arriv-
ing at a fair prevailing wage in
some areas because tuere is no
yardstick lor comparison.
The U. S. agreement with the
Mexican government provides that
Mexican laborers shall receive the
prevailing wage paid Americans in
the area tor the same kind ol work.
But in sovie areas, the Depart-
ment said, almost tne entire la-
bor lorce is composed of Mexicans,
causing ditticuliy in arriving at a
in sucn cases, the department
recommended the prevailing wage
be established at the level of tne
nearest non-Mexican dominated
ihe committeemen and about
100 other U. S. employers of Mexi-
can laborers was scheduled to hear
afternoon report ot health pro-
grams being carried on at Mexican
labor recruiting centers in Cali-
Graham To Open
SAN FRANCISCO utv- Evangel-
ist billy Graham arrives in San-
Francisco tomorrow lo launch a
six-week crusade in the San Fran-
cisco Cow Palace on Sunday.
Tomorrow evening, alter a full
day of conferences, he will hold
dedication services at tne Cow Pal-
ace tor 6,000 crusade workers.
A corps ol 4,000 counselors. 2,-
000 ushers, 3,000 vocalists and hun-
dreds ot other volunteer workers
have been training tor weeks. To-
night thousands will gatner in a
dozen bay area churcnes to pray
for the revival campaign's success.
vvuen Granam walks to the mi-
crophone at 3 p. m. Sunday to wel-
come the public, it will mark the
realization ot a 4-year-old dream by-
two Calitornia church leaders.
In 1954, Dr. Robert Munger of the
Firsi t-resoytertan churcn ol Ber-
keley and Dr. Abbott Book, then
executive secretary of the north-
ern Calitornia council oi churches,
began lo plan tor an eventual Gra-
ham crusade in the bay area.
Northern Calitornia churches co-
operating in the ettort total 1,175.
Granam organization workers say
this is the greatest number ol dil-
lerent denominations ever to work
together on one project in the west.
Mrs. Betty Lowery, Graham s
public relations director .said 10,-
000 scats have been teserved tor
each of the 34 scheduled meetings.
This exceeds all previous crusades
where all seats were reserved 6
weeks betore hand.
Services each Saturday will be
televised live to the east at 7 p. m.
and resereened at 10 p. m. lor the
Texan Brifts Two
Bays Off Shore;
ROCKPORT, i/P—A Brownsville,
Texas shrimp boat captain has I >ld
of drifting offshore two days in
rough seas before being wa's.ied
ashore about dawn Thursday n \.r
Rockport, Texas. His lone crew-
Captain W. A. Fears, who is :il
clung to a rait for houi s be I iir
wading through surf to reach si
Joseph's Island off shore li mi
Rockport about 5 a. m.
The Coast Guard found the b id;
of his mate. 22-year-old I K
Liiul, also ol Brownsville, on .in
island beach about noon. F< ,i
said Lind drifted away from h<
raft in a life jacket.
Fears told this story:
His shrimp boat, the Oc'iit
Bride out of Brownsville, was a-
bout 20 miles off Port Aransas asi
Tuesday morning when the rut. Ic
broke. Fears said he went < .Ti-
the side to fix it but that il went
out again later that day.
He then dropped anchor and h<- l|
and Lind manned the pumps. H i •
waves broke over the sides aim the ,
vessel started taking on water.
Early yesterday tne Ocean u id. i
capsized and went under wilun;
30 seconds. Fears and Lind too.; i >•
a small raft and drifted all l.n
until they spotted land late in the
ine iwo men. the only one?
board, then jumped in the inl-
and started pushing the rail to-1
ward shore through the ch<..ipy.
and cold water.
Fears said Land went out of i>:-
head and began talking mcoiei-
ently. He said he held him up tin--
a time but that Llud later dn fen
off in his life jacket and made not
effort to cling to the raft. i
Aransas County Snenif A. C
Shivers said Lind apparently i led
about 2 a. m.
Fears said he buried himself im
! the sand after reaching shore m • i
j slept for several hours. On aw a. < n-
i ing, he said, he walked up t i
j island about lour miles to tile M
; Jo Ranch where the Coast Gi.-int
! was notified by radio.
Hot Golf Contest
Seen Here Sunday
A call from Gus Gallagher
day morning brought intorma
of golf match to be played Sun
afternoon. The information c,
along with a giggle or two.
Gallagher said Ross Elliolt
remarked he could beat Otto Sp
anytime, anywhere—so they
selecting teams for match, it
be Elliott's War Horses vs. Spr,
Dogs. The tee off will be at 1
Members of the teams will be
nounced in Sunday's Brecken
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TRAMM ELL-SW AN SON
INSUKANCU AUEJNCY Adv.
At Fort Campbell. Kentucky.
Army officials say the morale of
the 101st Airborne Division remains
high despite Wednesday's mass
paratroop drop that killed 5 men
and injured 155. Another, and bigg-
er. mass drop is scheduled for to-
Marshal Semyon Budyenny has
been awarded the order of Lenin
to mark his 75th birthday and for
his work In building up the So-
viet Military Forces.
A farmer near Girard, Dewey
Carr, 50, was found shot to death
at his home. A man was arrested
and held la the Haskell County
To Four Couples
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Burrage of
1001 E. llullum are parents of a
baby* girl born April 24 as 10:22
a. m. weighing seven pounds and j
two ounces. i
Funeral services will be held
at 10 a. m. Saturday at Crowder
l it Brooks Chapel for Noah C.
Fowler. 69, an electrician lor State
Electric Company. He died Thurs-
day in a hospital after suffering a
heart attack. Burial will be in
Greenwood Cemetery at Cisco. A
native of Breckenridge, Fowler bad
lived in Fort Worth 18 years and
was a Baptist. Survivors are a
son, Capt. Oliver N. Fowler, with
the Navy in Washington; a daugh-
ter Miss Maxine Fowler of Fort
Worth, and a sister, Mrs. Gordon
Echols of Walnut Springs.
A Chicago radio ham, Albert Pa-
trick. contacted a Russian trans-
mitter near the south pole during
the night and the talk got around
to the weather. The Russian opera-
tor told Patrick: "It's nice and
cold down here—117 degrees below
A daughter was born April 25
at 12:34 a. m. to Mr. and Mrs. H.
R Thames of 407 W. Fourth. The
baby weighed five pounds and thir-
Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Ward are
parents of a son born this morn-
ing at 4:37 a. m , weighing seven1
pounds and thirteen ounces. The
Wards' reside at 309 W. Fifth St.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Bob McGinnls of 612 W. Lindsey
April 24 at 11:01 p. m. The baby
weighed eight pounds and four
104 N. Court Phone HI 9-4434
Considerable cloudiness and cocl
with few showers Saturday and
in southeast portion tonight.
Continued cool. Low tonight
around 50. high tomorrow in up-
per 70s. Low last night 42, high
yesterday 78. Winds northeast-
erly 10 to 18 miles per hour.
Raven And Crow
SAi> mlluWiO irfi— The talking
Raven who escaped from his own-
ers in San Antonio Monday, was
recaptured last night just where
you might expect he would come to
roost, on Raven Hill Drive.
William ilartmann, from whose
home Michael the Raven lied,
caught the bird in a bush after a
resiuent of Raven Hill reported
Michael had settled there tor the
tie was taken home where he
met "Charley," a talking female
crow the ilarimanns had borrowed
in an attempt to lure Michael home.
Michael the Raven said—"How
And Charley the crow replied—
Phone HI 9-4421 for Oxygen
Equipped ambulance service.
Satlerwhite Funeral Home.
Tulsa Club Houso
Destroyed By Fit e
TULSA —The clubhouse ii
Rolling Hills Country Club 13 n ile .
east of Tulsa. Oklahoma, was de-
stroyed by fire early this morn-
In official estimates of the dam-
age run as high as one-hail Mil
lion dollars. Golf pro Jack Shi Ids
says the damage to his shop a.une
will total $10,000. The fire at tie-
Tulsa Country Club is believe i to
have started in the kitchen. Th"
club was built in 1928.
This Year's Wheat Crop May Proue
Headache To Government Officials
Dr. Frank Wagner
Dies In Yoakum
SHINER, (ifi— A well known sou-
th Texas doctor died suddenly last
night during a visit in Yoakum.
He was Dr. Frank M. Wagner of
Shiner, Texas. Dr. Wagner, who
was about 65, spent all of his medi-
cal career practicing at Shriner.
Dr. Wagner is survived by his
wife, one daughter and three sons.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
By OVID A. MARTIN
Associated Press Farm Editor
WASHINGTON i/fl—'This year's
wheat crop may turn out to be a
big headache for government farm
officials but it promises to become
a recession-time jobmaker.
The Agriculture Department says
the crop may turn out to be at
least 25 per cent larger than last
I year's production, and the fourth
iargest record. A crop of this size,
forecast at 1,190.000.000 bushels
compared with 947 million last
year, would add probably 200 mil-
lion bushels to the government's
But It would require much more
labor and machinery to harvest
than was needed to get In the 1957
crop. It would require many more
trains and trucks to move it to
market and into warehouses than
did last year's production.
Officials said this would add up
to more work for custom harvest
crews, more jobs and truck drivers
and railroad workers, and more for
workers at market and storage cen-1
This year's wheat crop, like those
since 1954, is being grown in: It r
rigid controls and retirement el
some wheat land under the soil
bank program. But unusually i.iv-
orable weather and moisture sup-
plies, plus overplanting of .•illo'-
ments by some growes, is boost-
ing production this year fully 20
per cent above levels desired by
If the crop turns out as now-
indicated, there undoubtedly would
be a net movement of at least 200
million bushels into government
hands under price support at a cost
averaging around $1.80 per bu-hol
or a total of about 360 million dol-
The Agriculture Department has
announced that farmers will have
the right again this year to col-
lect their soil bank payments in
the form of surplus grains rather
than cash if they so desire.
Payments which may be redeem-
ed in commodities are these earn-
ed by underplanting allotments of
wheat, corn and rice.
Last year few farmers took ad-
vantage of the offer of surplus
commodities. Moat preferred the
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