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Issuing Forecasts of Production Goals By the Associated Press The Agriculture Department has decided to be a little more secretive about its forecasts of market de mands for farm products. In 1950 it will drope a decade long practcie of announcing— ahead of the production season— a set of goals for various com modities, together with its basis for determining those goals. It is hoped this will save officials from red faces when their fore casts turn out wrong. Several times this year officials had some embarrassing moments when congressional committees called attention to the fact that goals either overshot their marks or that department forecasts were too optimistic. Set Forth in Handbook. Early in the war the department started the practice of setting up production goals for virtually every farm commodity. These goals were set forth in a “goals hand book” giving a detailed explana tion of the market outlook for various products, price prospects, etc. These handbooks were dis tributed among State and local farm officials and leaders. They served as “bibles” in the wartime campaign to get maximum output of food. But the 1949 handbook is destined to be the last. A top-ranking official says it didn’t matter very much during the war if the calculations went astray. There was need for all that could be produced, regardless of the goal or prior forecasts. But now that foreign markets are de clining and farm surpluses are beginning to accumulate, it is dif ferent. rj Won’t Release Calculations. "Wary of a new farm surplus problem, members of Congress and farmers are more critical now, he said, when the department misses on its calculations. This does not mean the depart ment will stop making forecasts and setting production goals. But it will keep its calculations to it self. Goals will find public expression only in programs designed to ac complish the unannounced goal. There will be a few exceptions to this general rule. In the case of crops subject to production and marketing controls, goals will be announced. Crops coming under this class include wheat, corn, tobacco, cotton, peanuts and pos sibly rice.___ Party Leader Faces Trial For Disrespect to Peron By th« Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Sept. 30.—Ricardo Balbin, ma jority floor leader in the Chamber of Deputies, has been stripped of his congressional immunity and faces a federal court trial on charges of being disrespectful to President Juan D. Peron. The Chamber of Deputies voted, 109 to 49, yesterday to disallow the Radical Party leader’s con gressional immunity. Mr. Balbin is charged with being disrespectful to Gen. Peron in a speech he made before a farm group at Rosario a month ago. He has frequently criticized the administration. 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About 34,000,000 man-days of labor were lost due to strikes in 1948. _ Girl, 13, Is Found Insane In Slaying of Boy Playmate By th* Auociattd Prut JOLIET, HI.. Sept. 30.—Diana Allen, 13-year-old slayer of a boy playmate, was ordered sent to a mental hospital yesterday after she was found insane by a Circuit Court jury. Diana, who signed a statement that she drowned Charles Johnson, 7, to satisfy an “urge to kill,” made an unsuccessful attempt to escape after the verdict. She broke awav from a matron as she was being led across the street from the Will County courthouse to the County jail. She was caught by a deputy sheriff after a short chase down the street. The girl had been in jail for five months. She admitted drown ing the Johnson boy in a drainage ditch April 30. Both State and defense lawyers recommended a veridict of not guilty by reason of insanity. Three psychiatrists testified that Diana is a victim of schizophrenia (split personality). 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