8ATUHT5AY, MAY 6, 1950 BLYTITRVn.T.E (ARK.) COUHTER NEWS A Frank Statement About [With All The Hot Air Removed] We haven't made any rash promise about gas rates (something that i s determined not by us, but by your Public Service C omm ' • > i. . ^ our n reB o*af to «rv. Blythevill. with natgral gas. Comm.ss.on), but we do want you to know th. fact, about Here Are The Facts: J We can and will bring gas to Blytheville as cheap or cheaper than any outside concern. 2 3 4 5 We can buy gas from the same pi peline mentioned by fhe .,„ y-> unorganized ,.,„„ Q , Q meet.ng-at the same low price, established by the Federal Power Commission. We have a second I source of supply (Texas-Eastern Pipeline . A preliminary survey shows the overal. cost of .upp. y ,ng Blythevlle with gas from this Nne wil, be as W or ,ower than bringing gas from a , in . a.most ha.f again as far away as the Texas-Eosfern Line. But both sources will be thoroughly investigated from every standpoint so we can give Blytheville and the surrounding towns the lowest possible gas rates. The cheaper we can se.l gas in iflytheville and elsewhere, the m Ofe we'll*, able to sell. We couldn't use a fran ch.se to sell anything if we couldn't sell it cheap enou gh for people to buy and us. Jot. of it. I • There'll be no "double dealing" in this game. We've kept your city council posted on every move we ve made to obtain gas service for Blytheville. This information is based on facts, not fancy. Because we're brfnging gas, not hot air, to Blytheville. We're building a business—not a gas empire. • This statement is published because we believe it is important that the people of Blytheville know the facts about our proposal to serve you with natural gas. We believe it is important for you to know that the home office of our gas business will be located here-not somewhere else in fhe state -and that will mean about a 50% increase in our local payroll here in your city. We further believe that your good will-now and in fhe future—is the most important asset in our business Why Is The Blytheville Franchise So Important 1 . Not 07i1y our headquarters, but oui heart- I . string, is in Blytheville. The 145 Ark-Mo employees, who make their homes here and spend their money, here constitute one of the largest payrolls in ,ur thriving cily Inc gas business means additional employees and additional payroll for Blythe- viliu. O Eleven other neighboring towng in No) . th . * . east Arkansas and Southeast Missouri are assured of a dependable, low cost gas supply the minute Blytheville awards Ark-Mo a franchise. These towns include: Osceola, Uilsnn, Manila, I.eacnville Dell Oaruthera- ville. Sleole. llavti, Kr-nnett. Rector and PiJWott—and Blytheville is the hcarl ,f the rich trade area that will benefit from our natural gas service. We Want The Gas Franchise, Yes! But We Want Your Confidence More Ark-Mo Pov/er Co. Home Office Blytheville, Ark.
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