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April 23, 1942

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 23, 1942
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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1942 BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.), COURIER NEWS EDSON IN WASHINGTON By PETER EDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 23.—Another good healthy sock was taken at the Hon. Harold Ickes, in his guise cl' petroleum co-ordinator for national defense, when Director oi' Defense Transportation Joseph B. Eastman signed a decision in which it was stated that he. Eastman, had authority over pipelines. No fuss was made about the decision at the time, fcr it was all done in the best of taste and according to correct government procedure. But the effect of the decision can be interpreted a.s being the first step toward putting jurisdiction over pipelines under the Interstate Commerce Commission, of which Eastman is chairman. And that is important. Pipelines for the transmission of petroleum products may ssem rather remote from the daily life of the average citizen, but when potential pipeline deliveries arc translated into gasoline for the tank of the family, automobile or fuel oil for the oil-burning furnace—products which are going to be increasingly scarce because of tanker torpecioings along the Atlantic coast—then pipelines become everybody's business and cv:ry man's interest is something more than academic. Secretary of Interior Ickes serves as petroleum co-ordinator through the- informal authority of a Presidential letter oi last May, telling the co-ordinator to co-ordinate all federal activities concerned with the production, refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum, | particularly as to national defense. ( DKOAM l!|» A SIIORTAGS The co-orclinator's office shortly thereafter created the first gaso- line shortage, which didn't exist.' and proposed doing things about; it. One of the suggestions was for a 24-inch pipeline to run from the Texas oil fields to the New York and Philadelphia refineries. It was turned down by the now defunct Supply Priorities and Allocations Board, which said that the 450,000 tons of steel for the line couldn't be spared. Then the yas shortage disappeared and no more was heard about pipelines until German subs began sinking tankers along the Atlantic when a real shortage developed. The petroleum coordinator's office cullfd a conference and has recently proposed that some 1400 miles of existing I pipelines be clu« up and relocated i to j reli 1 vc the eastern seaboard j shortages. ' In the meantime, there hns been kicking around for some months ! a propo-sal for a 12-inch and 10; inch common carrier pipeline run\ ning from Wichita Falls, Tex., to : Savannah. Ga. The line- would PAGE UK- fields ot E ;lst Texas, Lou- major oil purchasin and Mississippi. One gestlon was that deliveries at Su- vaimah could be barged up the intracoastnl canal to the eastern refineries and Norfolk and Charleston Navy Yards, thus keeping: the water transportation out of the ocean shipping lanes where submarines menaced. It was estimated that this pipeline would have required only 85.000 Urns of steel plate of a thickness that would not dead, have, competed with .steel plate ca- j in Director Eastman's decision. paclty needed lor .ship construction, hcwever, he took occasion to point PRICE CONTROL WUKCKiCR out that "under the executive or- Th? common carrier phase of the [ der of the President, creating the project \vm> ot .special interest. All I Olfico of Defense Transportation, prices at the well. Application to build this line was :uie to the Office of Defense Transportation. A three-man board wns mimed to investigate and report. The board reported there was no evidence this was n defense necessity and Director Eustmnn'.s decision confirmed this finding. For the time being, therefore, the Falls-Suvannnh project i.s i.-nit.s, <!(>,«()() will bo•urfcfftlM-icttlcd... Allen .'.tudenUs in the U. B. aro not Mibjd'i. to the draft. ..Army Air Corps has a new .shoulder Insignia —bhio circular field, white star with red center and gold wings.... WPA community recrcatibn projects have been suspended for the war, except, at 700 war centers... .It's against the law t ocxiwrt dipheny- lamlnechlonuvslnc In wartime. It's Full-Blooded Icelander Is U. S. Army Lieutenant existing U. S. pipelines arc privately owned b.v »m «iven a cUfinite responsibility lor domestic trans|)ortalion, in- the major oil companies or their subsidiaries. | eluding transportation by j>ipe- They cannot carry each other's oil, j line." nor the oil of the independent pro-j Has!man, in other words, eiin be clucevs, unless they buy it. As a j interpreted a.s .saying that any- common carrier. the proposed j thinu dune about, pipelines in this Wichita Falls-Savannah pipeline. | war should be done by him. would have bron forced to haul | » » *' the oil of any producer. It would 1 WASHINGTON 1MCCOLO have been something unique as n| AM(O rationinc, is to be lib: rali/ed public utility to help'break the'...Of the 300,000 defense AIIMY HEADQUARTERS, Iceland (UP)— Lieut. Ra^iuir StcfiUMson, a native Icelander Ktther servod with I lie American army In the Spanish-American war. has returned to his homeland a:; an officer in the [ American army. Horn in .SeydKl'jordur, a fishing i town on the ami of Iceland, '&U v Umssou migrated to the United !. States at the nu<» of 10. He lived in Halthtiorc and was a member ol the national guard before going on active army duty, He apeaks. fluent Icelandic. There are other officers of Icelandic descent in the American forces here, but Stefansson is the only native. 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