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Record00spells trouble A record potato harvest for Idaho and the nation has been forecast this year by the Department of Agicul- ture. It looks dark--a big crop can drop to the bottom out of prices. Memories of this happening are in everyone's mind when considering the effect of a record crop. Important to Idaho's economics ordinarily and more important with the record crop coming is the work of the Idaho Adertising. Commission which is trying to keep other states from homing in on the Idaho reputa- tion for producing quality potatoes. The Commission is making available a trademark for use on the genuine Idaho Russet and is advertising that mark to prevent sellers from using the Idaho reputation to peddle potates which are often interior. It was estimated that last year more than a third of the potatoes sold as Idaho Russets .were grown in other states. Recapturing this portion of the "Idaho potato" market could mean the difference between a good and a bad year for Idaho growers.--JM Get in the swim With 60 youngsters enlisted, it looks like the swim- miing lesson project underway in Aberdeen will be a success. The Times congratulates those who have gotten the program going--not letting lack of local swimming facili- ties rule the project out. There is still room for more swimmers and persons who want to be swimmers--adults can join, too. A person can go for years without ever facing the necessity of swimming but when the skill is needed it is almost always a life-or death proposition. Aside from the safety angle, swimming is fun for /+ everyone. It's not too late to sign up for lessons and remem- ber, adults are eligible, too ..... JM --- ...... - ........  the market after the production It Seems being discontinued for a year. Like Yesterday S YEARS AGO Gary Hurd left for Fort Ord, Cnia for basic training with the regular army. A benefit auction sale will be held with all proceeds going for band uniforms. The Funk Produce Company has purchased the warehouse cellars and equipment of Miel - Swanson - Brady, to be managed by Ronald Funk. Willis Wedel, high scorer on lazt yeam's Tiger team, will play with the Eastern Idaho ,Ml-b_rs against the Western All-Stars in Nampa. Anew machine the Gastpic '-tonepleker was successfully demonstrated in Shoshone. fleas Mercodo and Rudy Pens aed the life of young Paul /ohrtn when they pulled him f:om en irrigation ditch. Mi Thelma Bonham return. +',J home Friday night from a tw) months vatation in Europe. he first whea,t from the dry ' u'm moved into  Aberdeen, Peter Funk reported. Prices are rising-shortages are :howtng up-and congressmen ;'e beginning to talk rationing :' ld price control. The Valley Supply personnel ld a lawn party for Bernita rrish in honor of her coming arriage ' YEABS AGO l,t the request of Governor 'harles C. Gossett, the Idaho t parment of Public Health, ; assumed temorary jurisdic- n of the State Hospital : /l'h at Blackfoot. .... Iomeowners are urged to get August 4. is deadline for making application for canning sugar says chairman of local War Price and Rationing Board. Sgt. Lyle Walker left to re- port for duty at a camp in Tacoma, Wn., after visiting in Aberdeen. Sgt. Paul Landolt, Pvt. Leon- ard Cornforth, T/5 Gordon Toevs and Lt. and Mrs. Leonard Baer are visiting in Aberdeen on furlough. Miss Irene Toevs and Mrs. James Taylor were co-hostesses for a Class ol 1940 Reunion. Furloughed soldiers are arriv- ing at Union Pacific Railroad headquarters to go to work but many more are needed. 20 YEARS AGO With more than 5,000 poison- ed jackrabbits to their credit the boys of the CCC camp locat- ed at Springfield are diminish- ing the horde of jacks which is pouring in off the desert. Miss Sylvia Vanderford was elected beauty queen at the annual conference of Presby4er- tan Young PeoPles societies. People are advised to make moveable mail boxes which will allow road -graders and snow plows to cover wider areas. Manager Bowman's baseball nine will cross bats with the American Falls team on local diamond. Miss Georgia" Anderson, who has been attending summer school at the University of Idaho, returned home. Rolland Toevs returned from California where he has been working in a grocery store. Local girl scouts attending camp at Lava Hot Springs were: Marjorie Dvorak, '" ir fuel oil ordered now,as Francis May Jacks, and Ruth crmy is using storage facili- . Crippin. '  .n various parts of the Cushioned theatre seats pur-  retry.  chased by the LDS Hall will nufacturers a n n o u n c e be welcomed by Aberdeen  ;hing machines are now on movie.goers. The Aberdeen Times An Jndependent Newspaper ROAD BLOCK \\; It's Our Sugar--and Our Highway! Safefy Valve by $im Melton It was a bad day--an awful day in Aberdeenthe photo- grapher tells us. First there was the dog. The photog thought a dog with his tongue hanging out would be a good illustration of how hot the town was last week. Usually there are dozens of dogs sleeping on the side- walks. The photograhper could find only one and he was afraid of the camera; ran every time it was zeroed in on him. We suggested to the photo- grapher that he get the report- er to take a picture of him his tongue was hanging out as far as the dog's by the time he had chased it half a block. Like the old story about Texas, he was chasing it at a walk. It was hot that day. The picture didn't pan out so he had another idealittle kids eating icecream+ cones. He forgot what every mother ,tells her childrennot to ac- cept candy, money, cigarettes or ice cream cones from stran- gers. The first ten kids ran of to find a policeman, so the seedy looking character like you." The ad man displayed a dif- ferent kind of interest. "Hope the picture you finally got turns out to be a good one," he said. "If it does I'll use it in an add." .... that not true, ma'am. I think your organization is very im- portant .... no, there just wasn't any room left....no, we couldn't add more pages .... ma'am, please don't use that sort of language....no, I'm not trying to stifle freedom of speech....but your subscription still has six months to run....sorry, but we can't refund the unused portion of your subscription....you don't ever want to see the Times again? That's a long time, ma'am." As you see, the reporter is a perfect gentlemen in such mat- ters---at least until he puts down the phone. There will be a meeting of the Aberdeen Roost (or Nest) of the Salmon Birdwatchers and Chowder Society in front of the drug store Saturday after noon. Members will watch the two-tone Racer which tries to Impress with its deept-hroat. species with ith deep-throat- ed roar and gravel-throwing take-of/. photographer finally had to OTHERS SAY find a couple little girls who . had the proper adult escort, llhO When he told the editor his + russet growers troubles, the editor said he was moy lose some glad to hear the little kids had such good sense-that they were outside competition smart not to accept ice cream P?tato growers in. Idaho will cones from strangers. Especi-  be ilterested in a recent report ally," the editor added, a from Dr. J. E. Kraus, Univer- But that wasn't the end of the picture-faker's troubles. Saturday at the parade, he saw the long gap in the middle and thought it was the end. He shot two pictures of some of the floats and then discovered there was more parade than had met his eye. He discover- ed this when he ran out of film. ,,'r,-d as Second Class Matter on February 15, 1911, at the Post r+'.ice at berdeen, Idaho, under the Act of March 3, 1879 "We,ll just have to leav i. htl every ThUrsday afternoon at Abeen 8fnkham 'Counfy out some pictures,'" the editor Idaho. said. Everybody complains to me "because they think columing is the easy racket. The editor complains that least week the paper was overset several gal- leys. In English this means there was more type than space to put it in. As usual this con- dition didn't show up until the first four pages were print. ed, including some stuff that wouldn' have been used be- fore some of the things that were left out later for lack of space. "I'll quit if you do," the photographer said. As a compromise, four pic- tures were left out; held for future use. The photographer is still on the job. The editor wanted to leave out some national advertising, too; but the ad man squelched that suggestion by asking him who paid his salary. So this week all these guys act busy whever the phone rings. They each want the other guy to answer the ques- tion. "Why was blank, blank and blank left out of the paper last week?" Here's a s&mple.Phone call, the reporter's, part of it was all I could hear: "Aberdeen Times .... yes .... well, the paper was loaded down last week so we saved it for .... no, we aren't mad at !. I IJLMMES ................................................................. =, ......... Publisher " MELTON .................................................................................. Editor ELMER FLETCHER .................................................................... Printer , LVIN FUNK .......................................................................... Locals ...... EVERETr CLAUNCH .................... Sterling Correspondent ....... DON SHELMAN ................................ Springfield Correspondet In Idaho Out-of-State ' Copy Price ............................................ $ .10 " l,,ntl $1.75 ........................ $2.00 .... roar ............................................ .............. $3.00 ...................... $3:50 " ,, Yearn .................................................... 0 ........................ $0 .c Vem ..................................................... $7.50 ........................ $9.00 I P , e$ kas won these state awards: 1953--lt-plae, Use of .v u:es; d place, Personal Column 3rd place, News Writing . Jr. place,. Best E.dltorials: 192---lst ptaee, General Excel- , ,- A onoraDle men uon, __st Editorials; II--15t place, Per- . ,.t.?tumn;  pmce, use of Plcture honorable mention, . + ':nZOla.is; 19e-f 2rid place, Geoeral Excel]enee: 3rd place, ", , r,pnma excenence; 1949--Ist place,, Bet Kdltoria; S_ - , '.,+,,ntlon, Typographical Excellence; Special Mention, ..... + +ii sity of Idaho's new dean of agri- culture, who predicts that Ida- ho's famous Russet potatoes may soon lose some of their out- of-state competition. Says Dr. Kraus: "Potato growers in other parts of the U. S., who have cut markets by grooving Russets, are discovering what the Idaho farmer knew all along -- the Russet is one of the most diffi- cult potatoes to grow. "Idaho growers have found that the Russet requires almost ideal growing conditions, parti- cularly from the standpoint of irrigation. Years of research have gone into Idaho's potato research program. "Growers in other areas who had visions of cashing in fig the Russet market have en- countered difficulty in produc- ing a high percentage of No. l's. After a discouragement or two they are likely to return to varieties better adapted to their own growing conditions." We're happy to hear that, Dr. Kraus, and we're sure Ida- ho's potato growers will receive it with enthusiasm. Ida,'T5 grow- ers" have pom'ed a lot of monqy both into developing the Ru]s, set and promoting it' in the nation's markets. To see those markets reduced by Johnny- Come-Latelys is hard to take. The Minidoka County News "The Socialists will aeve take over this country. They cduldn't afford to pay the. Imnml" . a++++ . \\; +: : ,+  .+ ++ younger generation By" Shirley Snowball People are pretty nice. The other day w'hile returning from Idaho Falls we stopped at a service station in Black- foot. I was surprised when a man who'd been following us stopped and said something was leaking from our ear. It turned to be a can tipped over in back but nevertheless the guy was pretty thoughtful. Speaking of people reminds me of women and a quote I read, "Never forget to assure a woman that she is unlike any other woman in the world, which she will believe, after which you may proceed to deal with her as with any other /00e,00rt / By Harry Lando The Department of Agricul- ture will need another $2 bil- lion in price support money, Congress has been told. Com- modity Credit Corporation pre- sident and agriculture under- secretaryTrue D. Morse sent a letter to Capitol hill saying that the present $10 billion in borrowing authority must be raised to $12 billion. Borrowing authority was $6,750 million at the start of ]954 and was raised twice since then. Morse explained that $8,700 million is already tied up in price support operation and that the figure will go to between $11 billion and $12 billion by next February. He blamed the fact building of price support surpluses on high rigid support, although no figu- res that the biggest lo'd of all will come from 1955 crops, when flexible supports were in ef- fect. 41 cents out of spent by at retail down one the preceding 5 April-June quarter, ports, middleman percent over the last year while farmers wer down cent. Agriculture Taft Benson a passage of a bill from wheat all farms on which is used on the sold. In a strong Harold Cooley D. man of the Committee, Benson out that the Sere passed a bill exem on which all wheat is used for seed on the farm, and this measure be include use for the producers. ) woman in the world." -- D.B. ....The Senate has passed a biIi Wyndham Lewis, Advertisiers which would set up mechan- Others say l Digest. A come back to that isms for permitting Federal was published in the Doyles- agricultural personnel to work town, Pennsylvania Intelligen- for state and local govern- Bt frm| ce, "Men would be a lot better merits temporarily. off if they'd quit trying to A House Judiciary sffbeom- understand women and just en- joy having them around." I was examining a tractor the other day and was certainlly surprisel to find no gas gauge. This particular tractor had a tail light, a couple of head lights, two brakes a whole conglomeration of meters on front, a clutch, a half-dozen gears but still no gas gauge. I learned later that some models have 'em and some don't. That one just didn't. Skimming over the diction. ary I ran on to the word man- slaughter, which means: The killing of man by man; especi- ally, such killing without mal- ice. Even if you do kill with malice its not a very stiff penalty in Idaho. A few years ago in Idaho Falls a guy was killed in cold- blooded murder. The killers sentence-10 years, of which he served two. Two weeks earlier a teenager robbed somebody, his sentence-14 years, which he is still serving. These sentences were given by the same judge. Idaho has quite a reputation as you might guess by the sign mittee approved a bill naming the last week in Ober of each year as National Farm- City Week, but the full Com- mittee sent it back to the sub- committee "for further study." The House Agriculture Com- mittee considered but took no do something to make the sign read: "Give your wife a vaca- tion Bring her to Idaho " Right Mr. Pulling? I'd sure hate to be a polar bear in a zoo, I don't see how the poor critters stand it with all that fur on. Could be it keeps the cool in, like Indians wearing blankets in the sum- mer hnd drinking something hot to keep you cool. As for me I'll take an ice cold drink, a fan, no shoes, and a shady tree. Teen Travels--Lorretta John- son of A,bordeen was a house- guest of Suzzette Norman, Grandview, from -Wednesday until Saturday of last week. Patsy Johnson, Marlene Par- sons and Eleanor Davis have gone to Methodist Church camp just north of Fairfield, Idaho. Earline Anderson stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Perry Lang in Salt Lake City last week. If you are going on a picnic and are tried of the same old food try a new way to roast wieners . Stuff them with cheese, put em in a bum, then wrap the whole thing with bacon. They'll have to be tooth. picked together, but after roasting they're delicious. It cuts down on wieners to, as the above is more filling. action on a bill to provide Fed- at all funny to eral cost sharing of water Con- -sugar beet farmers. you read on a highway com- ing into the state; "If you want The Senate-passed bill makes to kill your wife, bring her to changes in the program. It Idaho." It's too bad we can't directs that the Secretary of scrvation payments on farms, on the same basis.as the Agri- cultuad Conservation pay ments program. The Senate is due to vote on providing $20,000 for its Agriculture Committee to pay expanesof a planed trip around the nation for the purpose of holding grass roots hearings on farm price support legisla: tion. the senate has passed a bill which would increse from the present $700 million to $1,500 million the loses which the Department of Agriculture cou- ld take in selling farm surplus- es abroad in exchange for for- eign currencies. The program provides that the sales must be in addition-to normal dol- lar sales and must not take the place of these sales. Agriculure must have the final say about these sales. At pre- sent, the State Department is controlling, and Congression- al critics say State is too afraid of offending other nations. The bill drops a direction that the sales must be in line with qur foreign policy and emphasizes that increased trade is the main objective. want to You might think one was trying to be you were told that farmers are not bei]g  to grow. It's true, aH right, Farm income during the first half of 7955 was about 4 per- cent lower than during the same period last year because of lower prices, with receipts from livestock and products falling 7 .percent. Farmers in May received a smaller percentage of the con- sumer's food dollar than at any time since before World War II, except for October oL last year when their share was the same as May, 1955. Figuring present supplies, the ProSpective 1955 crop, dom- estic use and exports, the wheat carryover on JUly 1, 1956 will probably be a little less than on July 1, 1955. If the forecast is correct, this would be the first reduction fn carry- over since 1952. Despite a large 1955 flaxseed crop, exports will probably be large enough to provide a good market. Exports have been good all along the line in food fats, so despite Prospective record production of soybean oil and a moderate increase in lard, a decline in cottonseed oil pro- duction plus large sales abroad from price support stocks ill result in food fat supplies a- bout 5 percent below the re- cord of this year, at the end of the next marketing year. These facts and predictions were contained in a series oof Department of Agrlculture "situation" report. Farmers received about $12- 200 million from marketing in the first half of 1955, with 7,000 million coming from sale of livestock and livestock pro- ducts and $4,.400 million from sale of crops. W itS' heg prices dragged the livestock category down, and USDA ex- pects a 1955 pig crop of around 101 million, second in peace. time only to the 102 million in 1951. The spring crop was 9 percent over last year and the fall crop is expected to be 11 percent greater. Record supp. lies of grains are expected to bring continued increases in . Hvtock "produotion. Farmers in May were getting "Advertising helps raise the standard of living by raising the standard of longing. "Lord Mackintosh, Advertising Age. "Education, I believe, would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school or university every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and ,be imbues with a life-long desire to know it. "---Sir Williams Haley, Vo. gue 7-'55. "It's a shame that when suc. cess turns a person's head it does not also wring his neck a little. "Grayson Co. (Ky.) News. "Junk is something you keep for ten years and then throw away two weeks before yott /teed it'' --Cap's+Weekly ' in more ways than First, the number they may plant is ily reduced -. year they are efficient And second, they a %e by law the right to production even thoUgl "mand for sugar gro population grows. The law in questi Sugar Act, "and now bfore Con its inequities. That deserves our as a matter of cause the beet sugar vital to our state's Under the the entire domestic try must operate quotas established in America's consum ar was 7,200,000 t As our population in the intervening umption has risen tons. But American cane sugar been barred from much as a pound of t creased demand. All this growth is for foreign su cent of it for Cuba. Mean while producers, in the ition; have become efficient. Our beet every year get more acre and more suga But limited by the they must cut their as not to produce ,,too sugar. Last year per cent less than it than 20 years ago, was 14 per cent the prospect is that suffer the penality of reduce their acreage ther. Many young eluding veterans, are from rowing sugar all. Sugar quota before Congress ten out this unfair sitUs would not reduce of sugar from Cuba foreign country. Our is expanding at a leaves room for both and domestic suppliers for both to prosper. Such opportunity with America is now American sugar beet farmers. Their own, a industry a n d mands that the legislation be enacted without delay. Sugar Producers. "And I Quote" "A prominent just published an ing that a man of 50 the best work of his to bet that he's scientist who wrote, ago, that a man 40 helghht of his abilil woche, Zurich. "The day has teaching was a for persons a doctors or iawyers, or for ladies-in-waitin is now a profession setting its own commanding public Elizabeth A. Meek Virginia Classroom Ass.