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This is the economy convertible pump Fairbanks-Morse * built for farmers! \ J • on V.W er '°'fo \* e ?, . fZi* **%**** wh\ * « \n9 Hi*' si* K a? John Crane Shaft Seal ac complishes perfect sealing. Saves power. Quality construction through out. Needs no atten tion for long periods of operation. i A««*«* bo ,v °* e W« <X V°° V>'° # i A '' „ U4« A ' a»* P° J' More features that assure swHKir economy, dependability, and long service! • Oversize base for greater water ca pacity. • Motor shafts, regardless of hp. capac ity, are the same size, permitting in terchange of motors in emergencies. • Available in %, Vi, Vi, V* and 1 hp. models. • Equipped with self-adjusting rotary water seal. • Provided with new automatic pres sure control valve. • May be located over or away from well. • Completely assembled, ready to use. SEE WHY THE BEST COSTS LESS! Before you buy any water system, see the new Fairbanks Morse convertible ejector model on display now in your Fcrirbanks-Morse dealers' stores. You'll say it is the most practical water system you've ever seen nomical to buy! the most eco -1 -, Buy from your friend and neighbor — your local Fairbanks-Morse dealer. He pays taxes locally. He supports many community projects that interest you. He banks locally, and his money is poured back into projects that make jobs for others locally. He backs his products just as Fairbanks-Morse supports him. If )rpu don't know who in your vicinity sells Fairbanks-Morse products, we'll be glad to tell you. Write Fairbanks, Morse & Co., Chicago 3, Ill. Fairbanks-Morse, a name worth remembering DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES AMO ENGINES • ELECTRICAL MACHINERY • PUMPS • SCALES HOME WATER SERVICE AND HEATING EQUIPMENT • RAIL CARS • PARM MACHINERY Keeping in Touch With Washington Crop Price Insurance Plan Proposed ■iiijiidWtei WASHINGTON, D. C.—Congres sional farm leaders who are disturbed by persistent attacks on farm price supports are looking around for a program that will reduce government costs and at the same time give farm ers adequate protection against price collapse. Newesf proposal fo receive serious consideration is crop price insurance. Under this suggested system, a farmer would pay an annual pre mium on each commodity, based upon the price he gets for that com modity, or upon his production or a combination of the two. Premiums would vary according to each farmer's production. In return, the farmer would be guaranteed a minimum price for his product based upon parity. The support program would be fi nanced from the proceeds of the in surance premiums, plus funds which the government may be required to put up to carry out the guarantee. The insurance program woüld ap ply primarily to perishable and semi perishable commodities which ac count for 70 to 75 percent of all farm production. The present loan program would be retained for storable or "basic commodities" such as wheat, corn, cotton, peanuts, rice and tobacco. The insurance plan has been put forward by Rep. Harold D. Cooley of North house agriculture committee, as an alternative for the Brannan produc tion payment plan. Cooley's committee expects to hold extensive hearings on the proposal with a view of putting it before con gress in 1951. Chances of any per manent farm legislation this year are out of the question with the Brannan plan mired in politics, and substitute proposals in the seeding stage. The insurance plan, insofar as it relates to perishables, would be simi lar to the Brannan plan, but with farmers — through premium pay . ments—rather than the government providing the funds for so-called "production payments." Under the Brannan plan, if farmer "A" did not receive parity average prices for his commodities the gov ernment would make up the differ ence by a production payment. Under the insurance plan, if farm er "A" did not receive parity aver age prices the difference would be made up by an insurance payment. PROTECT PERISHABLES Cooley suggested the insur ance plan for study after express ing belief federal farm price supports should be limited to basic commodities. This naturally, brought protests from congressmen from districts pro ducing perishable commodities such as dairy products, eggs, poultry, hogs and similar items. Before he suggested the insurance plan, Cooley had said he didn't want to see the farm support program that had worked so well for basics "broken down and destroyed because of the perishables." FOOT-MOUTH LAB. SITE A small island in Narraganseft bay, Rhode Island, has been se lected as the site lor USDA's proposed extension laboratory facilities for study of the dread foot-and-mouth disease. land, located approximately halfway between the city of Providence, R. I., and the mouth of the bay. The site selected is Prudence is USDA did not want to locate the laboratory on any portion of the mainland. Prudence was one of sev eral island sites considered by the department's research advisory corn mittee on foot-and-mouth disease, Proximity of the disease in Mex ico has focused attention on the ani mal plague that last appeared in this country in 1929. A joint Mexican American commission is now work ing to eradicate the disease in Mex ico. ENFORCE OLEO LAW The budget bureau is request ing an appropriation of $930,000 to enforce the new oleomargarine law—a measure effective July 1 and repealing federal taxes on the butter substitute. The money would be used by the food and drug administration for res taurant inspections to insure that oleo is not pawned off as butter. Food and drug administration esti mated that a one-time check on all budget bureau is a comparatively restaurants would cost $5,000,000, so the $930,000 figure requested by the HIGHER RATES While farmers are receiving lower prices for their commodi ties, they are—contrary-wise— paying the same or even higher freight rates. This is shown in a report by the bureau of agricultural economics. Farm commodity prices have been declining for the past two years, while rail freight rates have been rising. The bureau expects these conditions to continue. BAE adds that with prevailing freight rates, the price-rail situation is likely to get worse for most agri cultural commodities. "ARTIFICIAL" SUPPORTS A 14-member committee of farm leaders—the foreign agri cultural trade policy advisory committee formed last November — farm programs which support prices at "artifi cial" levels are "nationalistic and take us back on the road of iso lationism" because they hinder world trade. The committee has submitted a re port to Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan calling for in creased imports of non-farm prod ucts and development of a higher level of industrial employment to in crease demands for American farm products at home and abroad. "Artificial" price supports, said the committee, lead to "irresistible" de mands that trade barriers be raised to keep products of other nations from sharing in the artificially high prices they provide; increase difficul ties of exporting because prices are above those from competing sources of supply, and "foster export dump ing which invites retaliation from other countries."