The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 17, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 17, 1955
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MONTlAY, OCTOBER 17, 195IJ m.YTHEVTI.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREK Private Power Deals Proving Embarrassing to Administration By DON WHITEHEAD WASHINGTON (API — The Eisenhower administration is bumping into embarrassing complications these days in its efforts to shift'the emphasis o£ government interest from public to private power development. The complications are two-fold: the law and the Democrats. For 20 years of Democratic New Deal-Fair Deal administration, the fimphasis was on development and expansion of public power resources. The giani Tennessee Valley Authority came into being. Public power projects were encouraged. And electric cooperatives spread their own network of publicly owned transmission lines across the country. In capsule form. Republicans argued this pro-public power policy pursued under Franklin D, Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman was .socialistic and dangerous for the American free enterprise system. Democrats contended the government merely was acting to give the people cheap power because ihe private power industry had failed to do the job. And the publie-versus-pvivave power debate has raged for years. Encouraging It Now the Eisenhower administration Ls trying to encourage private enterprise in the power field. And. where the federal government is involved, it has turned to private imere.sis and to cooperative LIVE! Gvffioi vototocr plane spotters needed MW! Because of its limitations, radar is not enough to safeguard your country and community from a sneak attack by the Red Air Force. Volunteer civilian plane spotters are needed now in the Ground Observer Corps. Join now — contact Civil Defense today! ywr tyi M ttH jky in N» GROUND OBSERVER CORPS Call or write Civil Defense arrangements with local public agencies in trying to find solutions to power problems. But to shift the direction of power policy is no simple matter. There is the vigorous opposition from the Democrats and from public power interests — opposition which has built the power fight into a first-class presidential campaign issue. And then there are certain complications which have arisen from the law. The first clash came when the administration, through the Atomic Energy Commission, contracted with the Dixon-Yates group to feed power into the TVA grid to meet an anticipated shortage. This contract was abandoned when the city of Memphis refused to accept Dixon-Yates power and said it would build its own plant. Not Valid Democratic leaders insisted the contract was not valid, and therefore the government should not pay a cancellation fee which might amount to several million dollars. The AEC insisted for months the contract became legally effective last winter. But AEC Chairman Lewi;? L. Straus now concedes, after an exchange of correspondence with the comptroller general, that "there may be a question as to the validity" of the Dixon-Yales contract. One issue is whether there was a "conflict of interest" when Adolphe H. Wenzell acted as a Budget Bureau consultant on TVA and matters relating to the Dixon- Yates deal while still on the payroll of the First Boston Corp., an investment banking firm. First Boston became the financial agent (without feet for the Dixon-Yates group. \ew Clash Today another political clash is taking: place over an administration proposal — later abandoned — to sell federal power to the Georgia Power Co. for resale to some 17 cooperatives, which have no transmission lines connecting with the generating station. ,Atty. Gen. Brownell said in an opinion that the law provides the government must give preference to cooperatives and other public -I agencies competing for power with | private utility groups, even though -j the co-ops have no "presently I available" means of taking the power." He said the proposed sale to the private firm would "flout the congressional purpose" of public power laws. Thus the private-versus-public power battle continues, and it's generating a jolting charge of political energy. Machines Are Not Displacing Workers, Census Expert Says By XORMAX WALKER WASHINGTON I.?)—Census Director Robert W. Burgess said Saturday past fears about machines displacing human workers have proved groundless and there seems no reason it will be any different in the future. In fact. Burgess said, automation—the introduction of new electronic and automatic machines— would boost ihe number of jobs in the long run despite possible temporary job dislocating. Between 1940 and 1950 "many people were concerned about machines displacing men," he said, yet the number of employed increased 25 per cent to 56 million. The job total now is about 65 million. Burgess' optimism matched that of other witnesses who have appeared before a Senate-House Economic subcommittee studying the effects of the growing trend toward automation. Friday D. J. Davis, EI vice president of the Ford Motor Co., told the committee that Ford has largely absorbed workers displaced by automation , processes by schooling them to operate the new machines or shifting them to other types of work. He said the average worker running Ford's automated engine 'Draw' Contest Proves Fatal UNION. Mo. .,Pi — Sheriff H. Bill Miller says an 18-year-old yout.h was accidentally shot and killed as lie and a fridd hfld a "quick draw" contest. He idi'iuilit'd (he victim HS Chai'les ! G. Mwhhns,', who WHS stun Saiurday nUslu- at; a Bourbcust 1 River clubhouse where he had gone for a weekend outing with t.wo compn ions, Prank Ln:mt. '21, and Vinci' Oliver Batim Jr. All '/ere St. Lot youths. The shmil .-.aid Bit um and Mue ling began practicing -quick rira v" with .32-calibe.r targci plsiols. MuehuuK "A" as sinu'k in the chest, when BcUim's pisiol ai.Ti(ifiuaily cii.s- CLOWNING IN "CLOWN ALLEY"—Nine-year-old Anne McCullough clowns it up with "Blinko the Clown" in these pictures taken in Dallas, Tex. Anne was vising ''clown alley" at Ringling Brothers and Barmim & Bailey Circus when she got this le^on in cinv.n rn.nk,?-i:jx In,photo at left, Anne and Blinko take the first step toward look.iig like a elov.n. In photo at right Anne sees the result? with amazement. Bump in Rood Proved to Be Very Dangerous LOS ANGELES <-T)—Paul Esacovt noticed that cars were bouncing a* t.hey passed his home. He couldn't I ret-all there being a bump in the ' sirtet. EsroiT, 18. lold his parents. They called police, who summoned ga» company employes and firemen. Gas leaking Irom an underground pipe had made the pavement rise as much as 18 inches at one point. Twelve families in the block were evacuated. Then the workmen dug: through the pavement and reached * turnoff vah'e. charged, Miller said. An inquesi was scheduled today. I block plains has had 25 years serv- I ice in the auto industry. , Davis also predicted the auto industry would make and sell eight million cars this year, the same number next year and nine million in 1957 unless installment credit, is curbed. In his prepared testimony. Burgess said he does not "expect thej further development of machines, to reduce the number of jobs over the long term." "Furthermore, in my judgment, the new jobs will be less arduous, more satisfying to the individual and better paying 1 ," he .said. Helped Production "Not only have new types of machines resulted in increased production, but they have enabled us to make more goods in fewer hours of work so workers have had more opportunity to engage in recreational and cultural acitivites These in turn have created further demand for goods and services. "The characteristic effects of new machinery on production and employment in the past seems to me very similar in the main to what we are currently seeing . and can reasonably expect in the future." Burgess said there may be temporary difficulty in changing Work oj=x^> POLECAT—Mrs. Fannie McCleary uses a long pole to prod a pregnant skunk to a more appropriate breeding ground than her back yard in Boyne City. Mich. With little help from her dog. who just trailed behind. Mrs. McCk-ary nudged the sKiink 10 bloirks to a wooded area, where the skunk could have all the little stinkers she pleaded. assignements when new machines : are "introduced. This, he said, \viUJ cause personnel problems "requir-i ing skillful handling and under-' standing; of human relations." "It is obvious," he said, "that any organization that tried to adopt a hard-boiled attitude toward its original workers would lose in worker resentment and public disapproval as well as in the of related knowledge and ii i;v.t can be converted for able application in the new Esso Education Fund Standard Oil of New Jersey has organized the ESMI Education Foundation with initial pledges of S3.5 mllion already received, E. H. district manager in Jones- FKRFL'MED TOWN ) extensive is the manufacture , Bail< sv,eet-.~melling essences in; bor'o, has announced. >-e, Prance's big perfume cen- . thai perfume odors pervade j iv srret in the town. Read Courier News Classified 17-JEWEL Water-Resist WATCH with Expansion Band Otify- s;^ ""*«««* *"c t D H ElF U S \Ieel Dmf'us W. Wear Diamonds 316 WEST MI\ ST. Blytheville's Skywatch chairman is Roy Moore. 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