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PAGE 10 THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 20, 1969 American Farmer Deserves Pralse "The American farmer deser- ves the praise of all for his tre- mendous progress and his effi- ciency, "Instead, he is often blamed for high food prices and criticized for the federal aid given him in an effort to counteract the side effects of his prolificacy." Read those words in the open- ing paragraph of "How Farmers Contribute to America's Prosper- Sty'P, a booklet produced by a manufacturer who makes not only silos for farmers but water me- ters for city folks and tanks for industry, among other things. These words are a refreshing change from the ill-founded cri- ticism so often leveled at far- mers. The illustrated booklet supports its praise with facts and figures: "Food is so plentiful and socheap in relation to income that few in the U.S. really worry about hun- ger." It points out that modern nations are learning it is cheap- er to produce abundance by Am- erican-type technology than to steal it from other countries or colonies. "But only American- style technology applied on a massive scale around the world can provide food for the popu- lation growth ahead. The dream of abundant food is closer to reality than it has ever been. The U.S. farmer shows what must be done to make it possible." Here are some good, solid facts defending American farm families in a form calculated to reach some of our non-farm people. Too often farmers have had no audience but themselves. The book is published by A. O. Smith Harvestore Products,, Inc., 550 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois. Trade With Your Hometown Merchants STUTTGART--Hely RoMry Church. Sunday Masses: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Holyday Masses: 6:30 a.m., 12:00 noon and 6:30 p.m. $LOVACTOWN--SS. Cyril and Metkedive Church. Sunday Masses: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Holy- day Messes: 7:00 am and 6:00 p.m. WALTON'S Esso Servicenter ATLAS Tires - Tubes - Batteries N. Main at Hiway 79 922.1071 Stuttgart Ark. 220 MAIN FLOYD A. DENMAN "In Stuttgart since 1892" Diamonds- Watches - Silver - China, Glassware - Distinctive Gift Wares  A  .. "\\; "'li,I/' K.gist+red .[., " Ameran Gem So.ty STUTTGART, ARK. Dignity... for the funeral services of your loved ones. Let us attend to all details TURPIN FUNERAL HOME Stuttgart Ark. ENDERLIN LAUNDRY & CLEANERS .... _=:__ ......... 'Drive in Service For Your Convenience" lOth &btah Stuttgart, Ark. Phone WA 3-9211 Save here where your money earns MORE... with safetyl FIRST " + SAVINF00S ++++ fEDEtbkL "" *-' 0 : S I u I t G a R T Appalachian People A part of the 115 Appalachian people who participated in the Co-op Institute at Slade, Ky. Participants included men and women, young and old, blacks and whites, clergy and laymen, governmental of- ficials and private citizens. (Photo by the Cooperative League USA). Cooperative Institutes Held in Appalachia Pipestem, W. V.--Two hun- dred Appalachian people have met with 20 leaders of cooperatives to discuss ways to strengthen existing cooperatives and form new cooperatives in the area. The first institute was held at the Appalachian South Folklife Cen- ter, Pipestem, W. V.; a second was held at Natural Bridge State Park, Slade, Ky. The Institutes were sponsored by the Commission on Religion in Appalachia of Knoxville, Tenn. and the Cooperative League of the USA of Chicago, Ill. George Cerny represented the Coopera- tive League and Msgr. E. W. O'Rourke and The Rev. Max E. Glenn represented the Commis- sion on Religion at both meetings. Monsignor O'Rourke gave the keynote address on the topic, "Your Needs Are Your Strengths." He showed how a cooperative ap- proach to common needs can strengthen people in spiritual as well as monetary ways. Workshops were held on the main types of cooperatives; housing, marketing, supply, handicraft, buying clubs and credit unions. Careful attention was given to the steps a group may take in form- ing a new co-operative as well as some of the legal and econo- mic issues which confront such a group. Keen interest was shown at both institutes in handicraft coopera- tives. Many Appalachian people make quilts, dolls and other handicrafts which are now mar- keted by cooperatives. Ben Poage described the recent growth of the handicraft cooperative at Campion, Ky.; Miss Tina Partin reported for the craft shop at Frakes, Ky. The workshop on housing high- lighted the great need for new and improved housing in Appala- chia and also the many econo- mic and legal road-blocks con- fronting people of the area wish- ing to build houses cooperatively. Resource persons at this work- shop included Rev. James Wyker of Berea, Ky., Jac Wasserman of the Federal Cooperative Housing Office, Washington, D.C. and Chris Ahrens of Haysi, Va. Participants in the workshop on credit unions agreed that almost everyone can use the services of a credit union and that it is one of the most easily organized and managed of all the cooperative organizations. During two weeks of May, Mon- signor O'Rourke visited several Appalachian communities giving direct assistance to those engaged in co-operative organizations. The Commission on Religion in Ap- palachia is launching a concer- ted effort to promote cooperative housing in the area. Indian Ready For Land Riobamba, Ecuador Indian farmers will October to lands donated Riobamba diocese The takeover by the property in the 7, plantation made available diocese is part of a sponsored program 1967 to provide 114,000 acres owned by dioceses to 2,200 ilies at low purchase plots suitable for The new landowners technical and financial in farming and the their products. The Center for Agricultural (CESA), a private is administering the under contract, for the archdiocese and this Other agencies have paled in the Church's trubution program, Inter-American headquartered in D.C., Misereor, the Catholic overseas relief Carlisle Drug Co. PRESCRIPTIONS PAT COOK Registered Pharmacist Carlisle PRA COUN' BANK Member of FDIC 7 "The Bank That Back The Community" HAZEN, ARKAN '$ Agricultural Sidelights The National Catholic Rural Life Conference has compiled the following interesting sidelights on agriculture: Seed treatment is a type of in- surance. FARMERS UNION INSURANCES Now is the time to think about including wildlife in a farm plan. r r r The Divided Dollar. Do you wonder how we divide our food store dollar -- according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statis- tics? You would find meats ac- counted for 20.4 percent of your food dollar in 1967. Poultry took 3.7 percent, fish for 1.6 per- cent, eggs for 1 percent and dairy products for 6.8 percent. Fruits and vegetables in both fresh and processed form won 17.7 cents of the sales dollar; cereal and bakery products 9.1 percent. Property , Life Farm Liability See our local agent or write Lewis J. Johnson Manager FR 6-1338 1920-22 Wright Ave. Little