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f WEDNESDAY, JUNE S, 1949 Co-Op Leaders Score Utilities Private Power Firms Trying 'to Kill Us OH/ Co-Ops Claim By Gordon Brown WASHINGTON, June s. if) — Private utility companies were ac- yesterday before a Senate nmiltee of trying to "kill off" the rural power cooperatives in the Southwest. "They got one of us In Oregon the other day," said Clyde Ellis, executive manager of the National Association of Rural Cooperatives. 'They're flying to kill us off. That's what they are trying to do here today." The subcommittee completed its hearing on a House-approved $9.- OOO.OOo appropriation to the Southwestern Power Administration for transmission lines in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. This agency markets power from publicly owned plants in the prea and wants to build lines to serve rural cooperatives. Private utility operators oppose construction of these lines, con- BLYTHKVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BEACHHEAD REVISITED: What Ike Thought as He Faced Jodl at Reims D-Doy Anniversary Recalls Story Not Previously told Concerning Surrender of Germans in 1945. Bjr Boyd Lewis NEA Staff Correspondent AT THE SURRENDER SCHOOLHOUSE, Reims, Prance — <NEA>— There's a story that's never been told about the German surrender, and this seems to be an appropriate time and place to tell it. It has to do with the thoughts of the victor as he faced the vanquished—the thoughts of General Dwlght D. Eisenliower, Supreme Allied Commander, as he faced Colonel General Alfred Jodl, Chief of Staff of the German Army, a few minutes after the signing of the surrender. l-et me sketch tile background. Jodl, his aide, Major Oxinius, and Admiral Friedeburg, had Just completed the unconditional surrender of the German army, navy and air force in a clssrooin of this blK sprawling technical school which w a s SHAEF's forward command post. The actual signing wasn't seen by Eisenliower. It was witnessed by a tableful of American. British, French and Russian brass, by 16 correspondents representing the tending they will duplicate lines of j world's press and radio, by photo- private companies. The private op- grapnel's of the still picture and newsreel. pools ant] by a handful erators announced to the subcommittee their willingness to transmit public power over their lines to serve cooperatives and other customers oi the Southwestern Administration. They testified they sre willing to o[ General Ike's official family. And MI when the signing had taken place, we trooped througli the corridors tu the Supreme Commander's cubbyhole office to watch si?n an adaptation of the so-called j the presentation of the Germans Texas contract under which private I before him. Kleig lights bathed Ike companies in Texas transmit-public power to the agency's customers Don't Want Contract But today a parade of co-op representatives told the subcommittee "" do not want* to sign such a ?3ritract with the private companies, Uiat they prefer to deal with the government and have the government build the transmission lines. Ellis said private utilities "have utterly failed the farmers in this area in spite of their statements about having plenty of power." F. V. Hinkle, Columbia, Mo., president of the Missouri Farmers Association, testified "You get the impression from statements of the utility people that they are friends of the farmer—the record doesn't •how it." J. W. Haugh, Lebanon, Mo., president of the Sho-Me Power Cooperative, said not a cooperative would be willing to sign the adaptation of the Texas contract. Reps. Carnahan and Paul Jones ID-Mo) both urged approval of the SPA appropriations. C. Hamilton Moses, president of the Arkansas Power and Light Co. testified at the close of the hearing. He said he regretted the harsh things said about the private utilities. Other witnesses included: S. A. Schauwecker, representing the Three Rivers, Mo., Cooperative; K. B. Hartin. Clinton, Ark.; J. S. Burnett. Clinton. Ark.; Truman R. Pascola, Mo., and Ansel I. •re, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Tennessee Felons Get Terms in Federal Prison PORT SMITH. Ark., June 8—W) —Richard Pauling and Clarence Morris, who recently were freed from the Tennessee penitentiary, Tuesday were headed for a federal prison. The two pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of taking a car stolen from the England Motor Company here In 1945 to Vicksburg, Miss. A charge of kidnaping a motor company employe was dismissed after the guilty pleas were entered. They served terms in the Tennessee penitentiary for a robbery conviction. The two were sentenced to four years each in federal prison. and his desk in incandescence. The floor was a ma-it of electric cables. We waited uneasily for the historic scene. Ike sat immobile at his desk, liis face a graven mask. The Germans were lined up in front of the desk. v Ike fixed Jodl's eye and de manded of the interpreter: "Do you know what you've signed?" Jodl nodded "yah. yah, "before the interpreter could speak. Eisenhower curtly told the Germans that they would receive orders from SHAEP for the surrender of their individual units and then said: "Take them away." The Oermans were led out. a sorry trio without trace of Nazi starch. Jodl's red-iimmed eyes seemed straight ahead and his face seemed carved in granite. For years I've carried with me that picture of the Supreme Commander in his hour of victory. Only just before this trip to France with the D-Dny correspondents did [ learn the nature of those potent thoughts. They reveal the character '( the man who led the Allied blinded by the floodlights antid lie tripped on a camera cable. Ike sat at his desk for what seemed like an eternity without, making a motion. He stared armies to -victory. I am able to tell now what the conquering general thought about at the apex of his military career. Not of armies, not of guns, not of personal or Allied triumph. THE SCENE AND THE MEN: Doorway to the technical school at Reims (above) led to SHAEF headquarters and the German surrender scene. There, a few minutes after signing, the Nazi's Colonel General Alfred Jodl (left)- faced the Allies General Dwicht D. Elsenhower. Said Eisenhower: "Do they know . . Replied Jodl: "Yah, yah." Ike Elsenhower was trying to fijnre out his enemy. He was studying Jodl's face, the cut of his month, the shape of his brow, the look in his eye. He was remembering that the man across the desk from him was not just a professional soldier; he was a professed Nazi. "This Jodl looks like an intel- EDITOK'S NOTE: On the fifth anniversary of D-D>y, 4J former If. mar correspondents have return- Amerkan Overseas Airline*. The accmopanyinr dispatch la tram NE.Vi Kiecutive Editor, the oeJy member of the party who repraenl- ed the U.S. preu at the Keime surrender. ligent man," Ike was telling himself "Yet how could an intelligent man have sold himself to that crackpot Hitler »nd helped to murder 15.000,000 people:" Ike struggled with the thought and never did come up with a satisfactory answer. He snapped out of his spell, stood up with a boyish grim and exchanged thumping bear hugs with Russia's delegate. General Ivan Susloparoff. Potential Customers Walk OH With Gems Valued at $800 by Owner FORT SMITH. Ark., June 8— (If) —Officers here Tuesday were look- nr for a man and woman who Monday are believed to have walked out of a Jewelry store with WOO worth of diamonds. Store Manager Johnny Wright !old police he missed a tray of diamonds .valued by the store owner at MOO after the couple entered the store, looked around, then left while he waited on another customer. The manager described the man as being more than six feet tall and weighing: more than 200 pounds and the woman as small. He said both were more than 30 years old. Dangers of Kite-Flying Said to be Dangerous NEW YORK M>,-lfs easier for today's kite-flying youngsters to draw electricity down a kite string than when Benjamin Franklin made his discoveries. For that reason, says Frank L. Jones, president Handshakes, Salutations Surprise 'New Residents' ALTUS, Okla. (IP)— The Greeting Committee of the Altus Chamber of Commerce wa s poised at the local cafe. In walked Mr. and Mrs. J. T Cupp, of stlllwater, Okla. The greeters descended with handshakes and salutations. The Cujips were overwhelmed, and thanked tlie chamber for the greeting for tourists. "Tourists." they chorused, "we thought you were new residents." Through red faces and sheepish grins, the greeters treated the Cupps to the coffee they had stopped for. of tlu- Greater New York Safety Council, modern kite-flying can be far more dangerous. Jones says that if a kite comes Into contact with power lines— which were non-e.sistent in Franklin's day—It niny conduct enough electricity to cause serious accidents. He warns against using thin wire or wire-threaded cord for a kite. If we, ordinary string or conl will also conduct electricity, he says. PAGE FIVE ——••^PB-MeM^.e^.M BaeMorf Wires Being Recognized by UMgfc BETHLEHEM, Pa. (jp; — "Commencement for Twos" will be observed by Lehigh University at ftc annual ceremonies June 30. Not only will marled senior* at thto men's university receive diplomas, but their wives will get certificates of recognition ac well. Bach wife of a bachelor will be ' cited for "devotion and understanding" which "encouraged her husband in the successful completion of his college career." LIKE GOLDEN BROWN FRIED FOOD THAT'S DIGESTIBLE TOO? Mr. Merchant Mr. Businessman Oklahoma Desperado Located in Oregon OKLAHOMA CITY, June 8. (.'Pi- George Kimes, convicted bank robber and last of the Southwest's bandit chieftains, who walked away from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary at McAlester 11 months ago, has been arrested at Burns, Oregon. The announcement was m'nde by Warden Clarence Burford -.of the penitentiary. Burford has telegraphed Oregon officials to determine If Kimes will waive extradition. If he docs, Burford said. Oklahoma officers will be sent after him. Kimes--escaped from the penitentiary July 2, 1948, while a trusty. The search had covered much of the Western pan of the country. Yellowstone lake freezes to a depth sufficient to yield 180,000.000-tons of ice. Many students believe that primitive men, sometimes called savages, are predominantly religious in their outlook. ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. Spend the Week-End in MEMPHIS • T TKE LIGHT OF mi ITA1I mum TH umttatr ttatr/lit UMulL Fine food , . . famous music and cooling breezei from th« Missmippj R; yer ire hSe perfect ingredients for gloriom eveningt hSii summer — in M«mphi« at Motel Claridge. You'l din* and dance with the tmartett Crowds, in an itrno*- phere designed for romance on fhe beautiful Magnolia Roof. Delicious Tai!e d'Hote Dinners are reasonably priced and you can remain lo dance at no ertre cost, any night except Satur- d*y night Plan your parti « and com* to Memphu— end Hotel Claridge for memorable evenings under the itarsl Pidgin English Depicts Animals to Islander NEW YORK Iffi— Pastor Robert Salau, South Sea islander who was converted to Christianity and became a pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, paid a vlsi L to the Bronx Zoo here. In the pmgln English he learned his native Island of Vela Lavella, he described the animals like this: . Came]—''Long fella, two backs." Lion—No. I pussy cat." Elephant—'Big fella ears." Hairy Orang-u!an—"Long fella grass." Farmer is Wounded; Neighbor Questioned JONESBORO, Ark.. June 8. W) —A shotgun blast wounded an elderly farmer near here yesterday. The victim, Pete M. Ford, S9, was shot at close ranee, deputy Sheriff G. E. Fryer reported. About 10 shot holes were counted in Ford's clothing. Fryer said the shooting occurred at the home of Ford's neighbor, Ed Patton. Patton was held without charge for questioning. Australia Increases Population by 48,000 CANBEBRRA. W,—Australia added 48.000 people to her population by Immigration In 1748. Government figures show that 65,131 persons came to Australia during the war with the idea of living here permanently. In l»4a, however, 17,000 people left Australia planning to be away one year or longer. 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