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Large Crops This Year Don't Necessarily Mean Slash In Meat
By SAM DAWSON
NEW YORK, Aug. 12. (.?
The more we have these days the
more it teem to cost ui. Many
people see that result from this
year's prospectt ol a bountiful
The nation this fall should have
more feed for livestock than it
ever had before. Some will come
from this year'a big crop of about
3i million bushels ot corn. And
some will be left over from last
year about 800 million bushels,
of which Uncle Sam seems stuok
with 500 million bushels that cost
him about $1.46 a bushel.
Yet, with all this corn left over
from last year, and with the pros,
pert of more pouring in than we
have storage space for, still he
price of meat is high. Lately It
has been going a littie higher.
Armed Services Unification Low
Promises Harmony And Efficiency
By BRUCE RIOSSAT
Another milestone has been
reached on the road to military
unity. President Truman has sign
ed new measure to tighten rela.
tions among the armed services to
produce greater economy and ef
ficiency. Merger of land, sea and air
forces Is still a good distance off.
But the present action marks real
progress toward that goal.
First of all, it embodies fiscal
and budgetary reforms recom
mended by the Hoover commis
sion on government reorganiza
tion. The commisison b-aeves
these changes will save $1,000,
000,000 a year.
Economies in the national mili
tary establishment are highly Im
portant, because about one of
every three tax dollars is now con
sumed bv this department.
Secondly, the new bill raises
the militarv agency to full cabi
net rank as the department of de
fense. In the process, it reduces
the army navy, and air force to
The heads of these three
branches will retain their titles
as secretaries but they will be
subject to direction not only from
the secretary of dense but from
a newly created undersecretary of
defense. The measure in addition
establishes three new assistant de
The defense secretary thus gains
greater authority than he now
has to direct the nation's military
Stork Win. in Clot
Roc To Hospital led
SEATTLE, Aug. 12.-tR The
William Eagles didn't quite make
The stork caught up with Mrs.
Eagles in the hospital ipbby at
4 a.m. Wednesday 12 days
ahead of schedule.
Eagles bundled his wife into
their 1936 car before dawn. Dur
ing the nerve-tearing dash the
jalopy wheezed and stopped. But
fate was kind. It stopped next to
a taxi cub, ' The' ttjd continued
the race. . '
Mrs. Eagles smiled about it
"It was sort of funny. The cab
driver kept reassuring my hus
band that it would be another
three or four hours. He said:
Think nothin" of it. I got four at
home. I seen this happen before;
it'll be quite a while vet"
He was over-confident. A son
was born as they were carrying
Mrs. Eagles through the lobby
Road Workers Strik
In Wag Controversy
ONTARIO, Ore, Aug. 12. m
Malheur county road workers
struck Thursday In the climax of
a long controversy over cut in
their take-home pay.
Thirty of the men, who recently
joined an AFL union, failed to re
port for work in the morning. Ten
men stayed on the job.
The workers voted to unionize
after they were unable to per
suade the county court to keep
their wages at former levels.
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The experts seem to think the
price ol meat, especially pork,
will decline this fall. But even the
most optimistic prediction aiong
that line la always hedged; First,
Uncle Sam won't can't under
the law let the price of corn fall
very far; second, if the price oi
meat in turn should fall very far,
he is likely to step in there, too,
and keep It up. He's doing that,
right now, with the price of but
ter, eggs, potatoes.
Livestock men are expected to
shovel corn into hogs this year.
And Into cattle. But the supply of
meat, if It Increases greatly, won't
mean necessarily that prices will
be much lower: Our economy
these days la much too complex.
Contumsr T Pay Twics
Economists say that you will
affairs and to advise the president
in such matters. But he Is still
far from all-powerful in his field.
He is specifically barred from
transferring, reassigning, consoli
dating or abolishing any combat
ant functions now fixed by law.
For example, he could not wipe
out the marine corps or shift It to
Futhermore, the secretary Is not
empowered under the new act to
prevent the secretary of any mili
tary dpartment or any member
of the joint chiefs of staff from
presenting Individual recommen
dations to congress on armed
Numerous other changes will
co-ordinate various subsidiary
boards more closely and enlarge
the secretary' power . to direct
Intelligent citizens almost cer
tainly will applaud this bill as a
step that promises to slash the
high cost of operating the mili
tary establishment and at the
same time to lessen the bitter In
tramural conflicts in that agency.
thit McCwflocn tut, OMI
Evtrywhtrs you go, yea
McCulloc casta im, You'U Cad
them working to tht biggtst cimpt
and you'll find them id the hsid of
the tmtllcit operator. Loggers lik
McCaliocas beciun thsy'r ntf to
carry, mf to start, sad ty to keep
running. Aad yoa should see them cue.
Within tht next few diyi, stop by oaf
store for s res! demonstration of wood
cutting. Or gin us a cill sod we'll
try to srrangs a ihow for you st your
plsct. There's no obligMion. We wtnt
you to set whet a McCulloca ess do.
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pay. the artificially supported
nrice of the meat In the store.
and then turn around and pay,
tnrougit taxes, tne cost oi sup
porting that price.
It Is pointed out that the coun
try cannot be prosperous if the
farmer is not that is the argu
ment behind farm price controls
that is accepted by almost every
one. The only point at Issue is
how to bring It about without
hurting the city dweller.
The farmer Isn't altogether
happy about the big harvest,
either. First, he has the uncer
tainty of just what Congress is
going to do about the various
price support levels it Is now
heatedly debating. Second, he has
the worry that if the feed sur
plus gets too large, he will be
asked next year to accept con-
trots over the amount of acreage
he can plant, the amount of Iced
he can market, the amount he
can feed his hogs and many
larmers dislike such controls on
their liberty as much a business
Third, he wonders where he is
going to store this year's crop
since he knows that there to like
ly to be a billion bushels of com
which cannot be used at home or
And finally, he may be wonder
ing, along with some of the city
dwellers, just how much of a fi
nancial strain huge surpluses of
grain is going to put upon gov
ernment committed to supporting
prices, and already going into the
red.- Just when does a bountiful
supply of foodstuff become top-heavy?
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Earth Swullows EeuoeJorecm
QUITO, Ecuador, Aug, 13.
Witnesses report one of the
most fantastic pranks of Ecua
dor's disastrous earthquake the
littie village of Libert ad and Its
surroimding fields sank 1,500 feet
straight down Into the earth.
The town, with population of
about 100 persons, just disappear
ed. Where it once stood is a gap
ing hole half a mile In diameter
and 130 feet deep.
The strange tale was Jold by
military and medical officers re
hiring from the quake area south
of here rear Pelileo, hardest hit
city where thousands died. Thev
said they were shown the Wg
sink by Col. Gabriel Nunez, troop
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Village During Quake
sunken area was scrambled bv the
sudden droo, but la a few places
crops continued to grow just as
they did before,
A news Item In Wednesday
News-Review erroneously report
ed the principals In circuit
court case as State Industrial Ac
cident commission v. Orviiie Le
roy Stock and Leola Smith Stock,
The defendants In the case
should have been listed as Orviiie
Leroy Smith and Leola Smith
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New Chorcool Process From
EUGENE, Aug. M.4JR Dur
ing the next ten days, tola city is
expected to be .he mecca for
metallurgist, lumbermen, electro.
Jytle engineers, scientists and
farmers from all over the North
tKc. The ( i raeiiurt L the ten-day
M run of a new process for
producing charcoal from sawmill
Where current methods respire
several hours for charcoal to re
suit from treatment of wood, (he
method used by FhiHipson Retort
Manufacturing Co, is said to pro
dace charcoal 18 minutes after
wood waste enters the retort.
From August II through 30 the
plant ort the west aide of town
wlil be open for Inspection to Ja
terested persona as shake down
testa are conducted under the
supervision of the Oregon forest
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SowmlK Wast Tested
products taborstor. Oreeon Sis'
1 Scientist from the laboratory,
wtsMt to he."! hy p9 Jfcui
Buna, wJU be present to take
(down data during operations, Dr
rn.m.iter rrsoor ana CBarlcs K.
Ross, both of the forestry school,
have been especlrfiy Interested in
t. e development os the process.
The tnanber of U.S. forest fires
dropped 13 percent during 194s.
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