The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1948 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 21, 1948
Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1948 Clapp Defends TVA Program ^fc Board Chairman Says Project Is Too Big For Private Capital WASHINOTO... April 21. IUPI- Boarcl Chairman Gordon R Clapu of the Tennessee Valley Authority said yesterday thai development o'f the TVA area was "too much of a job for private investment." Clapp told a Senate Public Works Subcommittee that, the Tennessee was "the kind of a rive?- Ihnl required complete and unified development." "It would have to be done by government or not. at all," lie said. The TVA chairman, whose confirmation last year stirred up a prolonged Senate controversy, was principal witness yesterday In the subcommittee hearings on a bill by Sen. Kenneth McKollar, D., Tenn., to give Congress closer control over the vast power agency. Clapp said "I hope we can cwi- vincc the committee lhat TVA, to operate efficiently, should continue to have revenue from Its sale of power to meet jl.s obligations." rtjThls flexibility is necessary If tWf project is to continue (o be self-supporting and self-liquidat- iWJ." he added. McKellar's bill provides that TVA return surplus profits to the federal treasury and come to Congress for Its funds. Clapp s aid he could shou- clearly that "Congress has continuing control over TVA," and that the agency s "board and management have publicly accounted for all funds appropriated to 11 by Congress." Subcommittee Chairman George W. Malone, R.. Nev. nsked If any effort was made to get an interstate compact among the seven states in the flood control and power development area. Clapp said , 10 , adding thai the problem was "greater than any states could accomplish" without federal assistance- Cites Return to States He said that TVA has paid back to states more than they would have received fro mtaxes on the lands taken over by the agency's . power and flood control development,'?. The subcommittee staff had prepared an analysis to show TVA has cost federal and local governments mate than $51,000,000 In lost taxes Ma interest •^Clapp's testimony will be continued tomorrow. McKellar, who listened intently throughout the TVA chairman's testimony, told Clapp he was the "first TVA witness in 15 years" who had given Congress "any real information." Clapp explained at length the technical aspects of TVA's program of flood control, power projects and Industrial development of the Mid- South region. He said the Tennessee is n "flashy" river, one whose Ho'* 1 varies . greatly between wet and dry seasons. For that reason, he said It is not suitable for development by "single projects." Clapp pointed out that five private dams had been built In the DLYTMKVIl.LK (ARK.) COURIER NMVS Maintenance Miners Return ( Jimmy Cromwell to Wed ' Birmingham Dr'vo/cee WASHINGTON. April 21 HJPI— James H. R. (Jlmin.v) Cromwell, cs- tilplomiU and former husband of tobacco heiress Doris Duke will be mnrricd here Saturday to flti attractive Alabama divorcee. The 51-year-old onetime minister to Canada will wort Mis s Muxine MacFetridgc. 31, d:\uslner of a well-to-do Birmingham InisUnvis- inan. yesterday nniiouucu-a his resignation as president of the Arkansas Wood Products Association. Whitlen announced last week us a candidate for Congress ror the Seventh Arkansas district. 'Osro Cobb. executive secretary of the association, simultaneously called a special meeting of the board of directors liere April 27 (o fill the presidency. Whlttcn will oppose Congressman Oren Harris of El Dorado who has announced for re-election. 'Maintenance men enter the shaft of Castle Shannon Mine No, 8 at Covcrdale, Pa., to make ready the mine. The miners still refuse to return jto work until they have held a meeting to discuss'the contempt trial i which John L. Lewis is now facing. (NBA Tclcpholo.i City Grants Ten j Building Permits ,Jn Past Half Month Ten building permits have been issued here during the first half of April, records in the office of city Engineer Joe Carney showed today The permits indicated S14775 hi i | planned construction Largest esti- \ mated cost was 55,008 and most of ' the permits were lor dwellings whose costs was estimated considerably lower. The permits were issued to: Dorothy cole, for a four and one- naif room frame residence at 1130 Holly; estimated cost, 52.000. Mrs. C. A. Honey, for a canopy to be added to a store at 309 North Sixth; estimated cost. J7S. Winfield Mick, for a frame residence on North Franklin Street; estimated cost, $5.000. W. p .Sharp, for a concrete block market building at 2200 chlcka- sawba; estimated cost, S1.500. M. Davis, for a three-room frame residence in the rear of 16th and Vine; estimated cost. 5500. C O. Webb, for a frame residence at 1614 Sycamore; estimated cost. Sl;200. Julia Bullock, for a four-room frame residence; estimated cost, Tom Boswell. /or 3 private garage on Hearn street; estimated cost. S500. Luther Gray, for a one-room frame residence; estimated cost Sl.OOO. Wiley Smith, for a four and one-half room frame residence on West Park Street; estimated cost i 52,000. / ! President of Arkansas Wood Products Resigns LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. April 21 — iUP)~v. H. Whittcn of Magnolia WAKE UP YOUR LIVER BILE- WilW C.loB.l—A»d You'll Jump O.I of B*d [ft Ue Morning Kiiio' [o Go The liver aliould pour out About 2 ]iint» of looks Jiunk. It laltoj UIOM nllcl, lienlle CurUf's I.iltlo l.wj Pills lo £ rt !>,<« 2 ,,inl. c,f bill, ,lo»- inK trrtly to tnikt you [rel "up in,I un." OOL a parkip lwl»y. KfTectiyo iri rnxkine HOT FLASHES? Are you going thru the functional middle-age" period peculiar to women (38-52 yrs.)? Doos this make YOU suffer trom hot flashes, [eel so ncr- uoiu, high-strung, tired? Then DO trv lydIn E. PltiKham's Vegetable Com- piHinfl to relieve such symptoms! Plnkham's Compound also has what Doctors .mil a stomachic tonic effect! Young Killer Sentenced CHICAGO, April 21. lUPl—How- ard Lang, at 13 the youngest confessed murderer in cnlcago criminal history, was sentenced today lo 22 years in prison lor the slay- i ing of his seven-year-old playmate. Judge Daniel A. Roberts, who | called the crime ''abhorrent, gruesome, and hideou.s," pronounced the sentence. He said an aciult would have been sentenced to death. HEADACHE Cjpudmc rtlievei heaajche grcdicnd *te tlrcady diisolrid —jIT reidy to begin ejiing ihr p»Fr, II iljo ioolhtinc/vc ten. jion du* to the pjin. Use cnlyas directed. TVA area before the government agency was created. These have been taken over and worked into the long-range TVA plan. TVA nas built 16 dams of its own and two more are under construction, Clapp 1 saki. He contended that ''through the ! whole process of Congressional con- j trol, TVA's [unction has been defined clearly." McKellar's bill would require the agency to operate entirely on Con- grcE-sional appropriations. Opponents argue that 'I VA's effectiveness functions would be cut down if the agency is required to turn its power revenues to the Treasury Soybeans Have Your Beans Cleaned Be/ore Planting! Our Cleaner Removes All Grass and V/eed Seed Doyle Hendersdii Soybean Company Highway 61 So. 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