The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1948 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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' PAGE *' *•**• Clapp Accused Of Wasting Time S«««. Mcilon* Charge* TVA H M d With Delay In Replying at Hearing • WA6HWGTON, April M. (UP) — Chairman George TJIr. Malone, R., Nev., o' a Senate Public Works Subcommittee yesterday accused Gordon ». Clapp, Tennessee Valley Authority chairman, of "wasting the committee'* time," Malone's outburst came aa h« pressed Clapp for a direct answer on whether or not TVA's board ,IB th< sole judge of how iu money shall be spent. Clapp finally answered with a qualified yes. Malone said it look him 36 minutes. "You are wasting the committee's time," Malone said. "I hope to get a question tomorrow morning that you can answer without writing a book. "You can spend 10 days explaining anything you wish but not evading Questions. That's one thing we don't, like." Ulapp .said h« didn't want to "waste the time of the committee." He reddened slightly at the chairman's charges but did not lose composure. : Malone asked him what Congress could do if it didn't like the way TVA Is run. Clapp said "Congress can always change" the TVA law. • "You're exactly right, that's what we're about lo do." Malone said. Clapp said TVA's policy of selling Its fertilizer through cooperatives is "the most direct way to seciu'e equitable distribution." Defendi TVA Activities Clapp defended TVA's fertilizer 'production activities at length before, "the Subcommittee. • The subcommittee is holding hearings on a bill by Sen. Kenneth McKellar, D., Temi., to give Congress closer check on the agency's activities. It also would require TVA to return to the Federal Treasury its revenues from sale of power. Sens. John Ij. McClellan, D., Ark.: John H. Overtoil, D.. La., and John Sherman Cooper, R:, Ky., ques- .tioned Clapp at length. '. McClellan said he had received many complaints because farmers who do not belong to co-ops cou!d not buy fertiliser products perfected by TVA at Its plants In the Southern states. Clapp jiald TVA has never tried to compete with private enterprise. Any information it develops in research on nitrogen and phosphate la available to any private manufacturer, hi'said. MoClellan said he agreed that as long as TVA's fertilizer production i*Mimited, it could best be distributed through co-ops, but "i[ you can find H way to distribute some of it to non-coop farmers, 1 think )t should be done." Arkusu Farmers Want Share He said Arkansas farmers feel that "some part of the TVA fer- tiliier should go to them." "They don't feel they should he excluded Just because they are not members of co-ops," he said. Clapp explained to the subcommittee at length how TVA first began makin gammoninni nitrate at ita Muscle Shoals, Ala., plant during World War II. When wnr demand fell off, he *ald, the ptoducl was pioce-sned for fertilizer. He then told the agency's experiments with phosphate fertilizer products. Both the niirate and phosphat- fertilizers are distributed over most .of the 48 slates through two major far m cooperatives, ctapp said He denied that they substantially undersold similar commercial product. Clapp told McClellan that some ' of the co-ops sell to non-members, but that members usually take most of the limited supply of fertilizers. The TVA chairman said TVA has never tried to make its fertilizer activities R business, it is more interested in developing better products to build up farm lands in the seven-state area served by the agency he said. The major purpose of this research, Clapp said, it to encourage industry to adopt the results to Improving fertilizer. World War 11-Vets Get Bigger Bonus Outlay (ARK.) COUSTEB KUWt • lonui payable % lenui 8 lenui voted down I I No boniM ocrioit '] Jonui propoiali but not 01 ytl favorably acted upon World War ll'i veferan bonusei already overshadow thos« of World War I. This is illuslraled by th* tact that nine slates hav» 'authorised a tot.il of $1,577,000,000 payable for service in the ormed forces. Less than one-fourth of (hat amount, $385,000.000, was paid in bonuses by a (otal o( 20 stales alter World War I, according lo Veterans Administration. Highest bonus, a maximum of ?90fl, it paid in Illinois. Map above shows stains of velurnn bonus legislation by state to dale. Bonusu art also payable lo veleraix in Alaska and Hawaii, Toll Highways Continued From Page 1, line it would be perhaps 125 miles. I If we had a super highway straight from Mississippi County to uttle Rock our trade with you wouM show an enormous increase. You will question how such a highway can be built under the present laic structure. II can't but It can bo built as a toll highway and will pay for llMlf within 15 years. Such a highway. I am told. Is being built irom Tulsa to Oklahoma City at the present time. lurgr. Industrial Investment "Dm' industrial development may be of interest to you. Most of our industries being bulll. around agriculture. \Vr? have invested in agricultural processing plant* approximately $12.000,000 and in olhfer plants »2,000,030, ''Our industrial payroll U some 47,000,000 annually with an enormous farm payroll in addition. We I are proud of our agricultural achievement which is not excelled by any other county In the nation. In total agricultural sales we are i Mill but were arc first in vnlue of j field crops and have the greatest, collon producing county." Our ng- [ rlculuire Is well balanced. We nave I developed what we feel is a most! excellent diversification. One that i will maintain our soil, spread our labor throughout the year and keep income In balance with the changing prices of the several r»rm , crops that grow best in that area. I "MIssissi[jpi County hns 5S8 190 ' acres of which 477.000 Is productive land, (lie balance being i n lakes 1 stream beds, ditches and levee's. In ' IMV we liari 225,000 acres in cotton, 90.000 in soybeans. 45.000 in al- lalia. 10.000 In corn and beans. 5, 000 l/i commercial vegetables and j 42.000 in small grain and pasture. This acreage produced approximately SGO.OOD.OOO worth of nsricil!- tlir.il products. "We have made rapid strides :n farm mechanization, Imciiig ut Uir j present time 3800 tractors, 1 rxv.i combines and the supplemental tools necessary to entry on our farming "Our soil is unsurpassed in the world. We have no poor land. It is all productive if properly drained. J'rofits From 1'roressin'jf "We farmers have realized that ;[ , we continue to prosper we niiisl I take our product as close to the i consumer as is possible and that! we must, have more than the nor- '. niMt production profit. We pyramid • our profits by owning the process- ; Ing plants. A group of farmer* may own 3. gin, the gin in turn may own an interest in a cotton seed oil mill and the oil mill may own an Interest? in an oleomargarine plant, thus the pro/it from all these processes BOGS back to the fanner. The vegetable grower owns an interest In a canning plant and the farmer who grows alfalfa has an Interest m or owns outright a dchydratlnz plant and the dchydrator may own an interest, In an alfalfa meal blendnu plant. "We believe very much In indus- lm,)Mi,on but that, when possible the plants should be hi'ilt, with local capital so the profit will remain m the state for further development, we believe that too IOIIK Arkantns capital has hesitated | O invest in its own industrial enterprises. We have in our county 100 Sins. 21) alfalfa dehydrating nnii.j two canning plants, live oil mills' and an oleomargarine plant is under construction. Most of these plants are owned locally. McLean County, Illinois, is generally considered one of the ou:standing Counties in the nation if you gentlemen of the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commeive should be informed that the miracle wiis about to be performed of transplanting McLean County to the slate of Arkansas you would tenve no stone unturned in your'ef- forts to channel the trade of that county to Little Rock yet you have In the state a county equally , is productive hut so far as we are able to determine this is ihe first effort that has been made to bring our county, and your city logclhcr fo-- our mutual benefit. We have at our door yrenter possibilities than most of as realize. If by such mcet- mxs as this we car. nil come to know Aiiijnsas your Chamber of Commence will have mack; a great co-i- mbmioii to [ho further develr»- iiseiit of the State. Natural Gas Nredeil '•We need your assistance lor our greatest development and so that we cm: make a greater contribution to your development. We need .1 high speed road to Little Rock. We need more electric power for our industrial plants. "We need natural gas—my how we need gas— Arkansas gas is be- iiiR pi],ed East to the industries ol that, nren but the pipeline passe'J us by because we are too close to horn*. Eurinl telephone Service k u poor as it can possibly be In much of our county. H there are any pub- lie utility men among you we are at thh time extending lo you n special invitation to visit us. We would like to vrove to you that *e will pay well for the very Best service that i» possible for you to give us. "We are proud of our County. We are modest but. w« do not mind admitting that we live in the greatest farming county in the nation. We know it is rich and we kno*- that the surface of its development has only been scratched. We have $27,000,000 in our banks, We have 87,000 r>eople and 8.000 of them generally vote. Retail sales In 1847 amounted to more than $34,000,000 ami as previously staled our farm products sales amounted to approximately »60,000,COO. We want to assure you of our , most hearty cooperation for our j mutual benefit and we want you. to | know that we are glad you invited \ us to visit >ou." Illustrating the processes and products behind the statistics in Mr. Godley'.s address was a larpe multiple exhibit—centered by a bale i of cotton—m which was displayed . I samples of the many agricultural and industrial plants in Mississippi County. Theme of the exhibit was diversification, and showing the numerous facets of Mississippi County , economy were samples and illustra- I ticjns of these agricultural and industrial products—clothing manufacture, extraction of oil from cotton seeds and soybeans, canned goods from two canning plants, alfalfa milling, packinghouse products, oleomargarine and -shortening, and store and restaurant seat- ins equipment. The exhibit oho included samples of articles made in the metalworking shop of the vocational training department of Btytheville Hi»li School. Mr. Godley's talk was presented at a weekly meeting of the Greater Liitle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Every four months, the capita! city Chamber of Commerce holds a special meeting during which an Arkansas county presents R projram similar to that given by Mississippi County today Shop for Read Courier N, : wx Want Arts. "Ttiomp- H pot back InTo ba rrelt lo all ' 1n ?' <J "h'sker «« proof. Tht ivlilskle. In Ihli prod,,,-, , re , j«ri or morr olH. Idc;, ,raii, ntultal splrlti. «E- I.Illlc Hock PLAY BALI! Baseball Shoe MEN'S BOYS' Sizes 6-12 Sites 3-5 V» Prie, Family $6 45 T.omi, Niiw or Mor* Pair,) Shoe Store S,1JW. Blylhevillc ! Firestone! A Week Buys this Bike! 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