MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1949 Planning Board Emphasis Shifts Agencies In Various States Turning to Economic Development Most stale and local planning •gencies In the soulhera states huve ililHert their emphasis from overall resources planning and the pro- Kfamming of public Improvements lo economic development and the Promotion of new enterprise. The fourth report of the NPA Committee of the South, released by the National Planning Association, poluls out that too great a snllt might lead to a neglect of longer-range economic development »nd it recommends priorities for a well-balanced program of planning *nd development in state agencies. The report was released slmul- Uneously with the opening session of the fall meeting of the NPA Committee of the South in Asheville, I*. C. The meeting was attended by » majority of the more than 50 members of the Committee who are active In the South's agriculture, business, education, finance, government, industry, labor, press and ra dlo. The Arkansas members are R. E. Short ol Brink-ley, I'lce president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and Nathaniel Dyke, Jr., Little Rock, who is president of Dyke Brothers, fnc. Stats Planning and Economic Development in the South was prepared—under the 'direction . of a Subcommittee on Public and Private Services of the NPA Committee of the South—by Professor Albert I.e- pawsky of the Bureau of Public Administration of the University of Alabama. The committee's'purpose In making the study was not only to obtain > comprehensive body of Information on public planning for Its future deliberations, but also to assist the planning agencies to render better services and private citizens and enterprises increasingly to Use those services. The South, the report says througn state and local planning boards and the Tennessee Valley Authority has experienced perhaps « greater measure of governmental planning than any other region of • the country. And It was at the state level during the 1930's that one of the readiest responses was given to the governmental planning movement In the'United States. This »tudy analyzes the experience of the southern planning agen- cie«, .their present programs and methods of work; and relates this Information to the work of national regional, and local planning organizations. Covered In the study are the 10 states commonly referred to •a th« South, three southwestern •tatei, »nd two border states—Alabam., Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Ixiulslana, Marvland Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina. Oklahoma. ?outh Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The main characteristics of contemporary planning In the South h«» been the shift to promotional ?t,'• , In Dnly five ° f th « IS Finrirf T e<1 . (Ala *"n». Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, and Maryland) «f !«V S 1 " 1 " 1 * * cl Mty typical of th« wao-s been continued both from •.statutory and an administrative Point of view. In two of these five states, development has been added to the original planning function, but this work Is being accomplished by using planning techniques—uslnz comprehensive governmental, social • nd economic data as a basis for the developmental or promotional Program. In the remaining 10 stales; however, the earlier type of state planning agency has been either legally abolished or absorbed in favor ?nrtH? , e , contimic Development and industrial program, either from a BLYTHEVJLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Britain's Infant Prince Charles Acquires Youthful Manservant ssf British ro ,. - --v..*»v* \utTMLKI i tins already h*u other honors, such a! ,,hen h« caplalncd. his primary school foolbal (cam In his home town, Chartham. »l "f m.ly as (ramee nurscv foo[ma ,,, larva Used ai Shuttle The ant, oecophylla smaragdina, likes a nest made of silk, but can spin only R-hUe.In the larval stage. So. the adult ant does its weaving by using a larva as a shuttle, moving it back and forth to form the fabric walls of the nest. W1NDLESHAM MOOR, England —(NBA)— Prince Charles the future King of England; is not yet a year old, but he already has a personal bodyguard. Sixteen-year- old Michael John Sawyer, the son of a village constable, ivho \vrote that he wantea to serve the royal family, has the Job. The tall, rosy-cheeked youth wi:: stay with the Prince until he ascends the throne, which may not e for 60 years. Michael's official title is' now 'trainee nursery footman to Prince Charles of Edinburgh." His official duties are to guard the pram when it is wheeled to Windtesham Village, and to wait on the Prince and his nurse, Helen Llghtfoot. at meal times. But, as prince Charles grows up Michael's duties will become more Important. He will become number one footman, as more men are drafted into the Prince's service. He may accompany the Prince to his first public school and army POSt.- ,- . .'. ; : . -- ..•;. '* * • •'• £ ' • Most of his life, Michael wanted to be near the royal family. He horded clippings and pictures of them in hk white-washed room In the Sawyer's 1 red-bricked police house in Charthim Kent Because of his fondness for noises he had hoped for a post as stable boy in tne Rojal Mews _ ., • When he «ai about to'/leave school he wiote a letter to King George at Buckingham Palace, ask Ing for the stable boy position He got the job, but couldn't find a place to live near the stables,. so he wrote again, asking for an indoor job. '' Because of his desire to serve the royal family; he was given an interview. His eagerness and wil to please won him the post will Prince Charles. - • • In his home town of chartham ins position has brought mlnglec reactions from the townspeople "He's Just an ordinary boy who's got an ordinary job." said one All this hullabaloo In the papers you would think' he was the Prime Minister or someone." But Percy Back, whose sweet- shop has been patronized by Ml chad since he was a tot, think the trainee nursery footman I "such a nice friendly, outspokci boy." Michael himself cannot be reached for his reactions to his new job. An ollicial voice on the royal telephone snaps, '"This Is a private residence and it is quite Impossibl to talk to one of the servants." But most of the residents ol thi quiet village seems to think that Michael is finding the Job as exciting as he had througbt it would be. 'It Is a big adventure (or the lad." they say. Farmer Breaks Up Dope Ping in Own Feed Lots PLAJNVIEW. Neb. MV-William Bonn broke up a narcotics ring In his own feed lots. -When his hogs began,to, grow thin and U'obble uncertainly^ about the feed lot. Bohl launched a one man investigation. At the back of the feed lot he found the hogs jumping in the air to get at the last lew leaves near the top of n lush stand of marijuana plants. After destroying (he plants Bohl said" his hogs were "getting back to normal." Bought - Sold ^Quoted Federal Compress & WarehouPCompany . -COMMON STOCK Herman Bensdorf & Company 940 Commerce Title Bldg. Phone 5-5858 Welcome KING COTTON! Let's make this, the 10th Annual National Cotton Picking Contest, the Biggest and Best Ever. Swift & Co. BliMlle Highways of Tomorrow to Be Tailored To Fit Needs of Drivers, Vehicles, Too . ~...K. , w „ n t*i I/T, inuuicu [Q m the drivers and the vehicles they operate, according to an article in the special 15th anniversary cdillon of Engineering News-Record. O. K. Noimann of the Bureau of Publio Roads, Washington, writes that in designing highways of the future, allowances will be made for how people actually operate their vehicles, rather than how they should operate, them. Noimann notes that the trend In driving speeds has an Important bearing on future highway design The average speed on rural two- lane highways of tomorrow is ex peeled to be 56 mtlcs per hour cishl faster than on our modern highways at the present time and 13 faster than on our average hteli- ways, without an increase In ton speeds. "The large majority of the road mileage through rural areas ™m ?n 'm " nrry s ""l<:l«nl traffic to justify more than a two-lane l,; B h? way." the article continues. ''! the accident rates on ihese roads are to be -educed and a safe which rei.xte to sight distance or Uie ler.gth of the .roadway visible to, Ihe driver when HID view Is un. obstructed by oilier traffic, are of major Importance." 'j Other features of geometric tic- i sign which will be evident to motor >' vehicle operators, as they travel over rural highways of modern design, are the w! 'cr traffic Innw more adequate clearances to obstruction such as retaining waits' bridge piers and bridge railings' wider shoulders Hint are safe to use under a!) weather conditions fewer intersections at grade, better control of access, and more effective signing and pavement marking Census Bureau Estimates US Population 149 Million WASHINGTON (/1'j-The Census Bureau iins Dsttmtiled that the united sta'.cs population was 149 , 452,000 on August 1. ' This tt'a.5 an Increase of 23TOQO over (he July j estimate. At that ra e of increase, the' population will pass the 150,000,000 ninr*bc/ore January 1. The August 1 figure represents an increase of 17,782.000 or 13.5 per f','. ' ,,°. Ve '' Ul . C , "».6«9.215 Persons The Place to Go For The Brands You Know J I til us l i+s SOUTH MAIM ev/is 145 S. Main St. Memphis, Term. ,1 in the spirit of progress WE CELEBRATE THE 10th ANN UAL NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST The progress that shows llself in the tremendous residential and commercial ex' pansion of UljUieville. . .the progress (hat is licing excellently publiciv.cd over the cotmlry l )y (he Junior Chumljer of Commerce through their unique National Cot- Ion I'itkiiifr Contests. And Chumulin Sales Co. joins in to poijii out liie Ireiiienrfous progress (hat has ficcn made in designing (lie rugged new Sludeliakcr Trucks, the brilliantly styled i'JSO SUtdcbakcr Cars. and, again far ahead, you'll find the 1950 STUDEBAKER Distinctive New Styling Economical Operation Luxurious Appointments No Increase in Price Chamblin Sales Co.
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 10,300+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month