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Let's Face Facts
j Required to Maintain
Parity Price Standard
By BARROW LYONS
ia sf o ff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, D. C
Anyone who thinks that we can
have perpetual prosperity without |
cooperative plan- j
of parity income, |
w :ioh n ludes all I
;t|H segments of our 1
Barrow Lyons ?' a find a way to
ba.unce t.." itis- ,
tnbuton i f national me •: c so that
e'i can prosper, if wo wish to pros
ier ourselves Tils is r:> t the Goal- j
en Rule but a hard-la adc.i, prae- 1
lical concept of our r. • dern '
t\. : my
Let us test this agair.st tie on- .
cept el ! ir.ty prices wh ch has bo- !
come u symbol of justice to ttie |
farmer. Parity prices are attuned
when a -i\in amount o! farm |
proiiuci—say a bushel of corn —will
bring to the farmer nough money
to buy the same things that a
bushel of corn would era: le I im to
buy ir. the five-year per «\i lilU'J-l'.'l-L
Pantv price does r. t guarantee a
good crop or a go t demand fir
the crop Ft merely guaranties tie
purchasing power of t: i farmer's
When tie war ends and millions
of w..r workers l"se the.r J':tr.ak
lr. i planes, tanks, guns ami .-nips—
a. i! millions of .-.erviceii.ii. login to
*I I K new jobs—mass ( urchasir.g
power will depend up' r. i:. w much
employ :i.i i t there is Ii ,iil tr. lia
bility not . t.iy v«. ii! in h.stnal v.ork
eis have less to spend w i -r. war
savings are exnaustii t\.t n. r y
wiio live in small I v ; - and suli- I
urbs will bcg.n to : >e en., ki ■s,
fn.it and V' getsbles f. r i len seivos.
At tie very best, it will he diffi
cult to ma:: :.iir: as '-e ii: arket |
for agricultural pr i.. t- ...- we i iv ]
have ur.li ss import: t I -A U-I s f' r
thrm are dc veloped, ;.;..l world
tra.ir oxpandi i greatly It will
also he .ii:' ult t.i m..:: ta. j ..rity '
pr i.- f. rtl re are r.> i--i .mi h* j
ties S. set:- ,tive t. a declining j
pttri .using power
(Cven in the jrpmediati future, it |
looKr •» ti farit :! w "lid I «
sou,i v\' ,t i •- t r 'tit., i f. rj n s
of nearly everything the fa::: or 1
fcuys are ri.-it.»'. And if price con*
tr d» a: wi kot.i i. t tot ' e '
things the farmer t ■.,•■ s wilj cost a 1
lot i, on
'i! .'it . fit .u.-' iihrt ..t t t
With permanent prosperity jusi j
11 .i.i to corner a i pr : . t> n
qa t; s ( r. farm products should I e I
1, :t .1 ..tier t i w,ir -- m.a, s
n • ii'. t pr ;. i -lan.ld r.ot Le ;ti
1. : .!•, i iv art iti'ial if tr.ll;.t- But
if 11 ',u tis won -ah ...- I-1 :ir; i tie
uovcrnriier.t were t- 1 make comi I
i... iity It at s ti pr tei t parity pr:. es
on e or\: ng tuo farn er wis:.id to
r.. o. ti .i uM very quickly raise'
a i leal more tnan i.o could
s : ,n th..- i our.try
I'm larin say a t.v.-i- |
price sv-'tem will s, Ivi that prob- ;
li :n Kip prices at hnn e up to .
pari'v. tliid new uses for t.iim j
protiuots and soil what is left
abroad at whatever we can git I r |
it But • 're the doctors dilTer Some i
vi .ulii h.ive the government take tie ,
lo.s-. when produce is exported at a
loss The Grange suggists that t ei
farmir take tiie Irs- on j ro 'u. ts
sola a!"r .id at less than i ost T: .it I
Would be the check ai'.ainst raising
tin much Such a scheme niigat be
wort:, tiymg in one or two export
ai e con inoditii s.
However, even this device might
not i.ruui ■•• out sufiicii i.t i .mtrol of
pridiicti'in to maintain parity, t r
mat.) farn.i rs have a tendency to
plant n.i re acres to inere i-e m
loue, a- ooii as price decline
ami th- :itv cut their own throati
by (ii -it . .• an Uiimarketahle sui
pliis. To many small and poi.ilv li
nac.ccd f.iriiiers. wu.i are hard tc
control, ai.-o create a mark, t prob
lem for the hi tter financed fanners
as soon as prices begin to drop
In relation to commodities like
wheat, which in the l!)H0s develi pod
unmanageable world surpluses,
international production control
may be necess iry. although ex
tremely dillieult to bring about.
Of course, the bo; t way to pre
serve a profitable market for farm
products is to preserve the purchas
ing power of the great masses ol
people who are not farmers. Farm
ers should never forget that they are
a declining proportion of the popu
lation Only 30 years ago farmers
constituted more than one-third ol
the population. Toii.-jy they are
scarcely more than one-fifth.
As efficiency of agriculture in
creases, the proportion of farmers
to the total population will continue
to decline. Elimination of several
million sub-marginal farms may ac
When we can agree upon a taw
distribution of national ini nine, and
set up economic controls that will
bring about an approximately just
distribution, then for the first time
we shall begin fully to etvjcy the
advantages which modern s.ienct
and engineering make possible foi
all people. Until then we shall hav«
wars and political upheavals.
Thousands of Nazis Rounded l T p
wA .JVill v
Some of the 10.000 Nazi prisoners taken in France anil shipped to j
England for internment during the first days of the invasion. Almost j
every racial type of llurope is represented in this group being marched j
ashore in Mngiand. Among the prisoners taken in Nazi ur.iiorms were a
large number of Japanese.
Yanks Land at Normandy
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A, U? N
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(tattle equipped American troops splash ashore to the Normandy coast
of franco in initial phase of the beachhead landings. Casualties were
reported light and replacements were rushed ashore hour after hour. I.ittlc
opposition was encountered during the landing of these particular Yanks,
although during landing operations at other beachheads the casualties
(»iH'r»t of the Vatican Freed
Mrs. Tittman, wife of the American charge d'affairs, was among
the many Americans who were given protection in t'le Vatican when
the t'nited States entered the war. She is shown at the ;ates i f Vatican
City as she welcomed entering Americans of the victorious fifth army.
Vatican is now giving protection to Nasi diplomats caught in Home.
Brieker Debates Broughton
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John W. Brieker (left), governor of Ohio and Republican presidential
aspirant, and J. Melville Broughton, governor of North Carolina and a
Roosevelt supporter, air political campaign issues on a radio program.
Decision—draw. They will continue their debates after their parties meet
In Chicago to select winners.
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Farly stale of invasion shows (lie
Allied armies nearing Carentan (1)
a few miles from Cherbourg.
Another thrust was the St. 1.0 (2),
chief enemy communications cen
ter on the peninsula. Itritish and
Canadians moved in direction of
Cuban 'Fireside Chat'
Dr. Orau San Martin, who was
elected President of Cuha recently,
is shown at the microphone as he
delivered an address to the people
of Cuha shortly after his triumph at
■s& feh v m Jf
American paratrooper Roinsj
aboard a transport plane at a llrit
' ish airbase before the takeoff for
the invasion of Europe. The para
troopers carry more equipment than
an average squad, as it is essential
that they be ready for any emer
» a&i », HHBh JIH .
Sam Byrd flanked by Sgt. F. J.
Harrison, left, and Craig Wood,
right, all appearing happy to have
finished in the money at $17,506 war
bond invitation golf tournament at
Uehiiidlhe-Sce nes Stuff: News
papermen's shop-talk includes the
alleged reasons for the unpopularity
of lie Gaulle in certain high political
places. One statesman said: "He is
arrogant, hard to get along with,
stuffy." . . . Another revealed that
De Gaulle "like* to make an en
trance" (especially in swanky hotel
dining rooms; when a trumpeter
too-tootles his approach with some
ta-da, dee-da, dah, dee, da, dahmg).
This gut on the nerves of Allied big
shots. It is stud Mr. Willkie will
certify to the last item. . . . De
Suulle is called "the bride" when
Roosevelt discusses him with
Churchill via trans-Atlantic phone I
Once FPU asked the I'rune Mm- j
is-ter: "How's the hride?" ..." All i
Mr. C. is said to have
answered, "hut 1 am having troub.o |
vv iti> the gronMi! .• • Meaning trir- |
oud. . . . Americans and otlieis i
should in t forget Pe Gaulle was the
lirst to yell: "We Will Fight!"
The Squelch Proper: Radie Har
ris relays the one about the feud |
between Jane Cowl and Philip Meri- I
vale when they appeared in "The
Road to Home" hit. Their quarrel
ing finally aroused director I .ester |
Loncrgan, who succinctly said: "1
just want to remind you, Miss
Cowl, that the billing on this play is
Jane Cowl and Philip Merivale, not
June Cowl vs. Philip Merivale."
Oop: Recently a Nazi prisoner of |
war escaped from the stockade at
Camp Crowder. He learned the
location of the camp's supply ware
house and got there without being j
detected. IK- broke 111, shed his PW |
uniform, put on an American uni- j
form that draped him perfectly. But j
then he made the boner resulting in |
Hunting through a stack of hats
he put one on that tit him. Then he.
stepped out across the camp
grounds and was seized almost ul
He had on the hat of a WAC.
Ouch: It happened before Su
preme Court Justice Aaron J- Levy,
The man before him said: "1 would
like to change my name. It's been ,
a source iif (treat eiubni rassuient
"What is your name?" asked Hi.!- ;
"Levy," said the fellow.
"Raiely in the life of any jurist." j
was the caustic retort, "pomes ,
there a motion which he can giant
with such pleasure."
Shawl-shawl: Returned bomber |
pilots have a favorite story not new (
to some of us on the papers. It deals i
with the U, S. bunt be r crew flying
over Switzerland, which was hailed
via radio by the ground civ v. of a j
Swiss anti-aircraft battery. "This w
neutral territory. Get away oi we II
"Yes, we know," replied the ,
Yanks, to which the guns ack-acked. ,
"Hey," radioed the Americans,
"your shells are expluding I,out) :
yards below us."
"Yes," was the reply, "we know." j
Newspaperman Stuff: Fditor aid
Publisher reports that Lowell Mel-
Jett (who recently quit his post as 1
ass't to the President to do a syiuii- j
cated column) has just been granted
a $5 raise by the St. Louis Post-
Hispatch- a raise he requested -10
At that tune, Mellett asked lus
managing editor for the pay hike ;
and when turned down he quit. The
P-P was among the first to buy his
1 eolyuni. It pays him the wage ho
got when a reporter.
As a matter of principle, Mel
lett asked the present editor to pay
$5 extra. He not this reply: "Okay,
Sorry you had to wait so long l\.r '
! l\lercile>s Truth: John Krskine re- j
calls a college dean who used to say
you couldn't teach a man matlie- j
unities if there was a girl in the i
room, or if you could, ho wouldn't
be worth teaching.
Ilrht'heh: The editor of This Week
convulsed the column with the one
about the sentry who heard a
noise and called out: "Who goes
there?" A voice from the darkness
answered: "Lieut. Jones. Let me
) "1 can't let you proceed, sir, with
i out the password," said the sentry.
J "Oh, for goodness sakes," said the
I officer. "you know me well
j enough. Let me through."
"No can do," was the retort,
I "gotta have the password, sir."
Just then a bored-with-it-all sol- i
dier in the nearby guardhouse
yelled: "Oh, don't stand there argu
ing all night—shoot him."
Quotation Marksmanship: Ted
Robinson: A pessimist feels bad
when he feels good for fear he'll
feel worse when he feels better
. . . Porothy F. Grant: How many
times are we guilty of Hatriotism?
. . . Mary Innis: The frozen milk
bottles wore crooked white top-hats
. . . M. Cousins: The lonely night
sounds of the prairie clawed at tin
windows. . . . Irving Hoffman: "Gen
tleman": What women call any mar
they don't know well. . . . J. Prink
water: Poets make everlasting
monuments of moments.
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Hero's a wny to overcome con
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Prink juice of 1 Sunkist Lemon in
a glass of water first thing on
Most people find this all they
reed-—stimulates normal bowel ac
tion day after day!
Lemon and water is good for
you. Lemons are among the rich
est sources of vitamin C, which
combats fatigue, helps resist colds
and infections. They supply valu
able amounts of vitamins Ui and
P. They pep up appetite. They
alhalinize, aid digestion. Lemon
and water has a fresh tang too—
clears the mouth, wakes you up,
starts you going.
Try this grand wake-up drink
10 mornings. Be- if it doesn't help
Lou! llso California tiunkist
Up to the beginning of lart
year, B. F. Goodrich produced
more butadiene-typo general
purpose synthetic rubber than
all other plants in America,
including thoie owned by tho
government. Tho first U. I,
commercial butadiene - typo
synthetic plant was set up by
B. f. Goodrich in 1939.
Black derbies, frequently called
"iron hats," ore said to be the
nioit populnr exchange merfium
for rubber among the Indians of
the San Bias region of Panama.
No mention has been made of
premiums for brown derbies!
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Lydla K I'lukham's Vegetable Cora
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Taken regularly I'lnkliam's Corn
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airalnst such ttmtoylnt; symptoms
Plnkhiun'a Compound Is madt
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