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MOKDAY. MAY 8. 1950 BT,•mn'rvTT.T.E cAftiu coimren NEWS A Frank Statement About [With All The Hot Air Removed] We haven't made any rash promise about gas rates (something that is determined not by us,but by your Public Service Commission), but we do want you to know the facts about our proposal to serve Blytheville with natural gas. Here Are The Facts: J We con and will bring gas to Blytheville as cheap or cheaper than any outside concern. 4 5 We can bu V 3« '«m 'he «rne pipeline mentioned by the "as yet unorganized firm" at a recen. city council meeting— at the same low price, established by the Federal Power Commission. We have a second source of supply (Texas-Eastern Pipeline . A preliminary survey shows the overall cost of supplying BlythevHle with gas from this line will be as low or lower than bringing gas from a line almost half again as far away as the Texas-Eastern 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 sell gas in Blytheville and elsewhere, the more we'll be able to sell. We couldn't use a franchise to sell anything if we couldn't sell it cheap enough for people to buy and use lots of it. There'll be no "double deal ing" 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 bringing gas, not hot air, to Blytheyille. 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 the state-and.that will meon about a 50% increase in our local payroll here in your city We further believe that your good will-now and in the future—is the most important asset in our business. 2 Why Is The Blytheville Franchise So Important? . Not only our headquarters, but oui heartstring, is in Blytheville. The 146 Ark-Mo employees, who make their homes here and spend their money here constitute one of the largest payrolls in our thriving city. The gas business means additional employees and additional payroll for Blytheville. Eleven otlier neighboring towns in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri are assured of a dependable, low-cost tras supply the minute BlytheviJIe awards Ark-Mo * franchise. These towns include: Oscoola, Wilson, Manila, I.eachville Dell Carur.hers- ville. Stfcle, Havti, Kf-nnett. Rector and PiKfrntt^-and Blytheville ta tht hpart nt 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 Power Co. Home Office Blytheyille, Ark.