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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 25 Blytneyllle Daily N Blythevilli Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1951 SIXTEEN PAGEg SINGLE COPIES FIVE CWT* War Declaration Bill likely to Be Shelved MacARTHUR ARRIVES—Gen. Douglas MacArihur Is shown here as he alights from his plane, the "Bataan," accompanied by his personal pilot, Lt. Col. Anthony Story. (AP Wirephoto). * * * * ¥• if. M'Arthur Festivity Rivals V-J' Tumult '"•'•'. By DON W1IITKHEAD ' SAN FRANCISCO, April 18. (API—General Douglas MacArthur's dramatic homecoming was growing today into the'wildest emotional jag this cits has seen since the tumult of V-J Daj Tens of thousands of Bay urea* tifizens poured out of their homes to give the dusted £em ond-day welcome exii<sct «hadow the rioto'is greeting 'ceued-Mosb nlpjS.. on his*f turn"to the mam 1 and jk Ln_.^L MacArthur captured ";SyYv'"FranV Tisco "as surely as his -troops ' coii- D.uer«T Manila and Leyte and New Guinea in World War Two * And his parade -"through : cheer? Ing thousands this morning '.(starting afc 11 4a pin csr> will be the climax": to the hysterical homecoming fmrty. OricV.the official welcome home is extended, thr —-oral will ^-turn to the grim km— ' ,:>irrying to Washing ton to defend before Congress tomorrow the Asia policies which caused President Truman to fire him. Already the dispute between MacArthur nnd President Truman has the Republicans and ^Democrats hurling at each other the angry and bitter accusations of "war party." And this deep rift has people throughout the country choosing up sides. Thousands Gather Early But the hundreds of thousands - jU'ho greelC'J MacArtlVur last ui^hr, I^Jefi no doubt of their deep ad- tniration of the hero-soldier regardless of how they felt about his Asia policies. People began gathering at the city airport three hours before Mac- Art huc'.s big .shiny Constellation transport was due from Hawaii. As stltled over the field (here were about 10.000 spectators jammed into a wire-fence enclosure. Other thousands were unable to get in. Excitement mounted as M".cAr- thur's plane—the Bataan—ncare'd the field on its 300-mites-an-hour flight from ElawaU. Then the big Sre MacAUTUlIK on Page 16 Weather Arkansas forecast; partly cloudy and warmer pfon Okay 1 Senate Seen Swift Ajfprovof Expected for New RFC Administrator WASHINGTON. April 18. (AP)— 'Administration' leaders predicted Eo- day swift Senate approval 'bf,"'W. Stuart Symington for a new job- boss and trouble shooter at the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. There was no sign of serious opposition to his appointment. President Truman announced yesterday selection of Symington to lead the huge government lending gency, now under fire in Congress MV- charges that its loan policies lave been influenced by n ring with ontracts in the White House. A itrong move Is afoot to abolish RFC entirely. Symington, a former secretary of he Air Force, .now is clinlxnan of he National Security Resources Board. In that job, he acted as overall coordinator of the defense mobilization program in its early Stages. Mr. Truman chose him for the iiewly created post of RFC administrator, lo take over from the ngency's board of directors, whose lobs were abolished in a reorganization plan freshly approved by Congress. Walter Cosgriff. an outgoing director, told Hie Senate Expenditures Committee at a recent hearing that a man "would have to be a glutton for punishment" to want the job Symington has agreed to undertake. Senator Maybank (D-SC) announced the Senalc Banking Com- mitlce which he heads would slarl hearings on the nomination Tuesday. He predicted Symington's confirmation "with very little opopsi- tion." CLOUDV Jfe WA1O1KI! tonight, a few showers tonight. Thursday, scattered showers, colder In northwest portion. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with occasional showers or thunderstorms mostly in east and touth; warmer southeast tonight, colder Thursday; low tonight 40-45 northwest to near 50 southeast; high Thursday in 50's. Minimum Ihls morning—38. Maximum yesterday—64. Sunset today—6:34. Sunrise tmorrow-—5:24. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—17.22 Mean temperature (midway between high and Iow>—51. Normal mean temperature ioi April—61. > . This pile Ust \>>r Minimum tills morning—41. Maximum yesterrtny--6B. Precipitation January lo this dale ' Move to Get U.S. To Leave Korea Faces Same Fate Both Proposals Stem From Dismissal of General MacArthur WASHINGTON, April 18. (AP) — Semite Democratic Leader McFurlaml today predicted a pigeonhole fate for legislation by Senator Cain (R-\Vash) asking Congress to declare war against Communist China-and North Korea. The Arizona Senator also forecast shelving of an alternative resolution offered by Cain — withdrawal of United States Forces from Korea. Cain's action was another of Ihe stormy repercussions in the wake of President Truman's firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. who goes before a Senate-House meeting tomorrow to outline his Par- Eastern policy views in general terms. Mr. Truman had all opportunity lo speak out, it he chose at a news conference late today. MacArthur, flying from Tokyo, is clue to arrive here from San Francisco after Midnight, nnd the Capital Is planning a huge welcome. As for the Cain proposals. Senator Hickenloopcr <n-Iowa) and Senator McMahon (D-Conn) joined McParland in speaking out against them. Senator Malone (R-Ncv). on the other hand, said he was reserving judgment. 'Tut Up or Shut Ul>" Cain introduced the two resolutions lale yesterday, saying It is time for Congress to make a choice —and time for America and her, allies to "put up or shut j'p." He Lold the Senate he was expressing Ms own views, and that they neither bad been approved nor "denied" by In!, IU~ Jblicd J party'."* Senator Russell (D-Ga) declared meanwhile that the Senate Armed Services, and Foreign Relations Committees will conduct "the widest possible" inquiry into Far Eastern policy and the clash which resulted in MacArthur s ouster. Russell is chairman of the Armed Services unit and is in line to head the twptcbrhmittee investigation. He told- reporters the inquiry, originally booked to start today, probably wijl;get underway early next week with MacArthur possibly the first witness. "The sky is the limil so far ns Ihe scope is concerned," Russell said. The foreign relations committee teamed tip with tlie Armed Services sroup for the innuiry as Russell blocked Senate action on a Republican proposal lo create a 2-3- member Senate-House committee to conduct the investigation. The Republicans wanted 12 from their party and 12 Democrats named to a Joint committee. The Democrats have a majority on the two Allies Move Up Yards At a Time Ground Given Grudgingly by Retreating Foe TOKYO, April 18. (AP) — Allied troops advanced 2,000 to 3,000 yards on the West Korean front today behind heavy air and artillery attacks. The Reds gave that ground —1-113' to 2 miles—grudgingly. The big gains were south and southeast of Chorwon, a five-highway hub about 19 miles inside Red Korea. One allied infantry team pushed up a valley road within two miles of the rubbled city. The doughboys met Chinese mortar and rltle lire Council to Seek Engineering Data on Sewer Finance Plans regular Senate committees which will handle the job. Other Developments •MacArthur's dismissal touched off these other developments: 1. Senator Kcrr iD-Oklal blasted the five-star general anew in a Senate speech, and declared Senator Taft of Ohio and certain Senate Republicans "either seek or carelessly risk" lo widen the Korean conflict into an all-out war with Red China. Taft and several of his GOP colleagues again ripped into Kcrr and challenged his contentions. 2. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff asserted that the Far Eastern military policies advocated by MacAr- thtir would " jeopardize world peace." Bradley thus lined up publicly on Mr. Truman's side in the great dispute. and withdrew. A tank force lunged into the Red lines ncur Chipyong and killoit 100 Communists. Chipyong is seven miles southeast of Chorwon and seven miles southwest of Kumhwa. Allies Near Chorwon Wednesday's gains carried the main allied line to about eight miles south of Chorwon. Chorwon and Kumhwa are the western bases of the .Red buildup area where an estimated 600,000 Communist combat troops were deployed. The Reds retrealed slowly in Ihe west but they stood and fought lor Hwachon, the eastern base of the Chorwon-Kumhwa-Hwachon triangle. Allied troops pushed about 50 Reds off high ground between Hwa- chon and its big reservoir after a brief fight Wednesday. Late front line dispatches said the United Nations soldiers still held the ground. Other U. S. Eighth Army troops crossed the Pukhan River tour miles soulheasl of Hwachon. An allied patrol probed southwest of Hwa- chon without finding any lieds. Earlier Wednesday, the Chinese Communists turned back two allied thrusts at the dam. ^ One was a frontal attack on the dam itself.;pje.other was a riankmj; movement scross'^the 'pukhaii Rlysr east of the dam. Both bogged do*' ^ under heavy Communist fire. Fight Five llour Bailie South Korean forces fought a five; hour ; battle with 250 florth Korean Reds on the east central front: Elsewhere in the rolling hills around Inje,, allied units straightened and re-adjusted their lines. Allied root - troops slugged ahead with little opposition east and norlh of Yanggu . on the western tip of the huge Hwachon reservoir. Some Communist mortar fire was reported. 'ranks ranged east and northwest of Yonchon on the west central front without meeting Communist forces. The tanks destroyed 70 tons of Red atiimunition southwest of Kumhwa. Russian-made Jets returned briefly Wednesday to the North Korean skies. •Twenty-five MfO-15s darted across the Manchurian border and tangled with 16 American F-86 Sabre Jets. One MIG was damaged In the 15-minule dogdght that swirled -it .30,000 feet. All allied planes retu ) [ cd to their bases. WyattloHead TB Association Hays Sullivan Leaves Post He Has Held For Past 3 Years Officers of (he Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association were elected al the annual dinner nicotine of i the association al The Hut cafe In Osceola last night, William Wyatt of Blythcvllle was named president lo replace Hays Sullivan who has led the organization for three years. Dr. James C. Guard of Blytheville was elected first vice-president; Mrs. W. R. Brown of Blylhcvillc. second vice-president; Steve Ralph of Osceola. third vice-president; Joe Evans of Blytheville, treasurer; tincl Mrs. Dick Fletcher of Osceola, secretary. Two mcmbers-at-lar&e on the executive committee were named last night. They were Mrs. John Thweatt of Luxora and Mrs. Willard Pease of Blytheville. Members of the nominating committee were John Oaudill of Brylbc- ville, Mrs. Charles Pinn and Chester Danehower of Osceola. William Wyafl About GO people attended the meeting and hcnrd the annual ports. A $9225 budget was set up for the fiscal year ending Match 31, 1952. Principal spenkei>wns W. M. Hart- nctt, director of health education and • rehabilitation of the Mlssour Tuberculosis Association, who discussed "Tuberculosis Control." Facts to Show Relative Merits of Two Methods Recall of Black and Voalch, Kansas City consulting engineers, was voted by the City Council last night in an el'L'oi-l to obtain detailed facts and figures which will show both merits and disadvantages of two plans for financing Hlylheville's proposed niillion-doll;ir-plus sewer system. The two plnns are: | 1. Financing of thj sewer system | a.s a single project. • 2. Purchase of HJytheville Water' Company to use that Utility's prof- Its for retirement oE sewer debts. Meeting In an adjourned session from In.sL Tucsdiiy night, the Council took this action nfler rcprc&eu- diiive.s from four bond companies explained that "" action as lo the method of Hn;mce cim not lie Inken until the Council hits enough fuels for comparison of the, two proposals. User Must Know Cost "In other words, you must be able to tell each'.sewer user what the service would cost him If the city bought the water cotnpuny and what it would cost without ownership ol that utility," one bond man said. / Other bond rcpresciuaLlves expressed their agreement as lo-.thls being the next proper step although Legislature Adjourns Special Session after Tax Hike Fails LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 18. (AP)—The Avknnsns LcKi.slalme ended its special session shortly after noon today. The lawmakers adopted only one of Uie major pieces of legislation Gov. Sid McMatli asked them to consider when he called the extraordinary session April 9. That was more money for the Welfare Department. ' • + Adjournment came nfter 31 Missco Draftees fcr -Physicals Arch Undsey Reported In 'Better' Condition The condition of Constable Arch Lindsey was reported as n "little better" today by an attendant at Walls Hospital. Mr, Lindsey had a. "fair night" last night, the attendant said and is "getting along as well as can be expected at this time." Mr. Lindsey suffered a heart attack Monday afternoon. Thirty-one Mississippi County -draftees feU by tjpecial bus this morning for Little Rock to take pi-e-induction physical examination^. —+'. Today's call was for 44 men, Miss loss SiUiba. draft, hoard clerk said, but of this number 20 reported, six vere Eransfcrred to other hoards and nine failed to report, One registrant was transferred 0 the Mississippi County Board rom another board and one who 'ailed to report to a previous call left with today's group.. The county's ntr.xt call will be April 25 for 4(1 men Lo take pre- 1 Hindi on examination;;. Leaving today were; Whites—Travis . Rincrmii, James E. Watson, Lcroy Humble, Bennie H. Whitecottnn, Charles R. Wilks, O.sccolfi; Samuc 1 ) E. Harris. Clyde Junior Helm, Homer E. L arrow, Robert Hoskins, Vcrrion C. Spencer, Silas L Brown, 'Ray T, Colnirmn, Blythevlllc; Dewain H. Bridges. Wilson; Robert D. Birmingham, Eugene Johnson, Arvil D. Harmon, ami James ri. Prince. Manila; Oscar Walters, Roseland; ThurleT. Brown. Monettc; William V. Housman, Joiner; Johnnie G. Johnson, Kto- wah; Jerrell B. Ramsey, Jack Nelson, and James Hosktns, Lcachville; James H- Aycnck, Bassett; Ernest- Waters, Ra vend en. Ark,; Raymond K Sikt-K, Arbyrci, Mo.; nnd Eddie J. Wilson, Trumann. Nogrces— Roosevelt Washington, Warrant Filed For Wounded Theft Suspect Sheriff William Bcrryman said this morning that a holdover warrant charging Ivy Kemp Parker with burglary and grand larceny has been filed with Tennessee authorities. Parker, who (s wanted for questioning here in connection with the burglary of the Simmons Tin Shop lust Friday night, is being held by Tennessee authorities in Memphis on n charge of parole violation. He was arrested in downtown Memphis Monday night nfter being shot twice in n gunbtitttc with Memphis police detectives, lie suffered wounds n the right shoulder and right hand and Is recuperating in a Memphis hospital. Sheriff Bcrryinnti stated that Parker, who once worked for Doe Simmons, operator of the tin shop. had been sought on the burglary charge since Saturday morning. A truck, shot gun and two coals were reported stolen in the hurg- ary. The truck was recovered tn Memphis following Parker's arrest Sheriff Bcrryman said. KenneU Army Corporal Is Wounded in Action Cpl. Elmer L. Lane, -son of Elmer T. Lane cf Kcnnett, Mo., has been wounded in action In Korea, according to a Department of De- I tense casjalty list released today. Million-Dollar Building Plans Junked F!v T. E. API-LEGATE (For Sam Daiv.son) NEW YORK. April 18. (API- Plans for millions of dollars of new commercial ccnstruction have been quietly abandoned in the past few weeks. Reluctance of investors to risk possible federal ban-on completion of the work is advanced as a reason for Ihe action. This is reported today as indicating how' deep the slash in such building activity will cut later this year. Clients of two New York architectural firms are said to have cancelled or deferred preliminary work on a total of SSO.000.000 of construction. Such actions will intensity the slump In private building, a slump counted on hy Ihe government lo strelx-h supplies of vital materials for, defense and military construction. ''lYrnitnrary llonrymonn" Myron L. Mall-lews, vice •• •• '<-".i. • »-•. |u i-.»i- iii.ii, nii»:t mimuiN. II i (lent of the Dow Service, publishers! merit's eoal of of daily building reports, said private nonrcsidential work is very active at presc it, but calls it a "temporary honeymoon." • I^cw construction projects are just not being fed Into the hopper to keep the work going." this analyst of the industry says. Despite federal restrictions, overall construction expenditures so far this yeat have exceeded the pace for the same period of 1950, which set an all-time record. Comnicrclal projects—stores, offices, hotels, warehouses and the like—are restricted to those approved by the national production authority. These, along with home building, are subject also to real estate credit controls Imposed by the Federal Reserve Board. Available 1951 statistics give some evidence of what Is to come. •*- Fewer SUrti Seen Nevf housing unite In excess of 250.000 were reported started In the first Ihree months. If the s?overn- "not more than 8CO,000" for the year Is met. starts for the next nine months will be less than half the 1950 total for the same period. Just how far the cut in commercial building activity will extend is uncalain now. F \V. Dodge Corp. reports sharpest Msrch declines from the 1950 month were 63 per cent for social and recreational buildings, 32 per cent t»r hospitals, and 24 per cent for manufacturing structures. Contrasted with this, educational build- Ings latreascd 33 per cent, religious structiies 14 per cent and public buildings 12 per cent. The Dodge figures show residential contracts let In March at virtually ^he same dollar volume a; year afo. ThiSiWould indicate an actual decline In physical volume, since the Dow strvice has estimated average costs of home building advanced '.!< per cent In the last year. The 1950 that costs 111.160. it says wnnld ,odst $13.860 at today's aver age. , New York Stocks 154 G1 7-8 • -12 1-4 :30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Oen Electric 56 1-4 Gen Motors 533-8 Montgomery Ward 72 3-4 N Y Central .. 20 5- fnt Harvester 345-8 J C Penney 66 Republic Steel 44 1-2 Radio 19 1-2 Socony Vacuum 29 1-4 Studcbakcr 32 7-8 Standard of N J 1083-4 Texas Corp . 96 1-8 Scars 55 3-4 U S Steel 44 3-8 Southern Pacific 67 1-8 O-sccoIa; Johnnie L. Ander.son, '["ur- rell; Isiah Benson, Blytheville. Falling to ( report to today's call were: Whites—Hubert H. Masslc, Osceola; Kst|liil Rios, Sugar Land, Tex.; J. W. Smilherson, Trumann; Thomas E. Dickerson. Chicago; Charles E. Mullins. State College. Ark.; Charles R. Lutes, lilythevillc; Raymond H. Bonds. Itaincs. Fla,; and O. Floyd Mofield. Manila. Negroes — George Johnson, Dell 57 !-•> and Joe Ifikey, Osceola. 81 1-2J 116 1-4 came after the refused to provide an additional $12,000,000 a year for the public schools by Increasing the state sales .tax, • Governor, .JylcMalli obyiousIy,---Kas :llsapi>olntOfi.iat the legislature's Ifill- ilre to approve these main points In :il.s program: 1. At least $12,000,000 a year for the public schools and colleges; 2. An additional $1,500,000 annually for the old-age pensioners of Arkansas. .The legislature approved $500,000 a year more for the Welfare Department. 3. Restoration of his emergency fund. 4. Creation or a civil defense agency with a $29,500 a year appropriation to run the proposed department. Senate Action Cinisrs Stir The Senate voted yesterday lo call it quits at noon today but the adjournment issue stirred up a fuss in the lower chamber. The House voted 41 to 41 on the Senate adjournment resolution. However, Speaker of the House James R. Campbell of Garland County (Hot Springs! ruled that 51 affirmative votes were needed. Tlie House sidestepped this Issue by approving Its own resolution 45 to 40—a majority of lawmakers present. Speaker Campbell ruled that's all that was needed since the House= already had the Senate's official word that It wanted to go home. The vole on the adjournment came after Governor McMath sent word lhat unless more tnoncy was provided for education in Arkansas he saw no need for continuation of the special session. And upon adjournment he issued this statement: "I do not proposed lo call on- other special session of the legislature. "The problems have been presented clearly and they have been thoroughly cfebalcd and discussed. "During the regular session T presented a program that would have solved these problems. This Sec I.KG1SLATOHS on I'age IB W. R, Nicholson Named Head I Of Osceola Junior Chamber New York Cotton May July Oct.. , Dec. , Mar. Open High Low ... 4530 4539 4539 . .. 4478 4485 4477 ... 3970 3'J88 3970 . .. 3903 3D2C 3900 ... 3894 3912 38M 1:30 4539 4481 3980 3921 3908 N. O. Cotton The Osceola Junior Chamber of Commerce named officers for the coming year at a meeting at the American Legion Hut in Osceola last niRlH. W. R. Nicholson succeeded Ralph Wilson as president; Vernon Aston was named executive vice-president; John Ed Phillips was elected vice- president; William Fletcher, secretary; and Sam Edrington, treasurer. Named to the board of directors were J. W. Hall. Robert Clay Driver, J. W. Taylor. Ed Stolitc, James Erwin. and Ralph Wilson. Mr. Aston will head the membership drive the group expects to complete in about two weeks. The onjani/aUon plans to have ils annual h.inquct nnd Installation of offirr-rs April '25. Open Hisjli Luw 1:30 May . ,.. 4539 4539 4539 4533 July . ....'. 4470 4478 4470 Oct, 3360 3977 3WO Dec WM 19IR M<!0 | Mar 3837 3913 3M7 Soybeans 1"6 Mav 3977 July 3009'sen 3912 INov Hl?h 3:!!':. 303'. 1/0 W 333 333 322'(. 301',. Close 333 333 323'i 302'., W. K. Nicholson they differed as to who should »•• shnllntc the material. Three companies proposed fco make the necessary survey at their own expense and staled that they would be pnld only If and when revenue bonds were sold. A fourth, slated he "would have no part of the survey" as he was In the business of selling bonds. "We would get our money." they staled, "by guaranteeing that th« bonds would sell at n certain figure and taking oui 1 fee from the sale o( bonds." The. Council Is expected to act on a survey after hearing a representative from Black and Veatch at,.the. "earliest possible lime." Mayor Doyle Henderson last night api»lnted Aldermen Dan Dlodgett, Charles Llpford and Jlmrnle San- .. dcrs ns a committee to consider survey proposals of Black ami Veatch and bond companies represented at last night's meeting. Their considerations will then b» presented to the Council. No Rids Submitted No specific figures were given br the bond men as they preferred to submit tliclr bids only when th» Council li ready to accept a proposal. Bond, companies were represented at last night's meeting by th« following: Mark A. Lucas, Jr., and F. D. Rose, of Ijiicas,. Eisen and Wacckei le and Stern Brothers and ' Company, both of Kansas City; Lewis w. Cherry, of Lewis W. Cherry Company of Little Rock; Jack ' and W. R. Stephens, of w. R. Stephens investment Company, Littlft ; Rock: nnd O. O. : Miles of O. W t JvfcNcar and Company of Chicago. Each bond agent was,.given, a .chance to outline his'Ideas on th« financing problem and wan questioned by aldermen and'many of 50 persons i In the audlenca as'-to the feasibility of each purchase method. Other bond men left ths room so that,each one could meet the Council without appearing before his competition. • • . ' All bond companies agreed In " general that the following things must be done btfore the Council can decide which method of finano will provide sewer users with the cheapest rale: 1. Two plans must be submitted. One will deal with operation of the sewer as a separate project and the other with the aspects of sewer operations under" municipal ownership of the water company. 2. An overall survey must h« made and maps provided to show tlie cost of sewer service to a user In any given area. (it. was explained that thers should be a difference In rates to those persons living in paid-out sewer districts and those living in new improvement districts where a. sewer connection would mean extra expense due to Installation of sewer lines, etc. Those persons living in paid-out districts already have paid original installation costs, it was pointed out, and should not be assessed ngain. "Ilnw Much Will I I>ay." (One citizen told the Council and bond men that the "people want to know what It is going to cost them personally under each plan." ("Is it going to cost me $2.50 or SIO per month for sewer service and how long will I have to pay?" he asked. (Several persons have stated that they don't care about a cost' cf one or two million dollars for the city as a whole, but rather would like to know exactly how much the cost, would be to a user in a given area. The survey would clarify' this point.) 3. Set up a chart showing the difference in rates to persons living in paid out districts and those living In new areas to be serviced. Value of \Valcr Company 4. Find out the value of Blytheville Water Company so the city can decide if it can or if it is practical to buy the utility. This could be dene by an engineer's appraisal. 5. Work all Intangibles Into *. concrete form so that the city can see exactly how large a bond issue must be floated. 6. The Council can use this Information ns a basis tor deciding whether or not to purchase the water company and bonns can be sold to Ihe low bidder. W. R. Stephens told Ihe Council that it Is possible to handle a bond Issue on the sewer system alone but bonds in such instance would carry an Interest rate about one-fourth of one per cent higher than revenue bonds for the combined purchase. "\Ve will make the nece.^sary survey for you," Mr. Stephens -saw, "and so to the last connection In the city limits lo tell eacrr person how much sewer service will cost him under this method. ''It must b? kept In mind that the entire city will get a new sewer Sre COUNCIL'an r*t*,l*

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