The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 8, 1956 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 8, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS_ THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1958 In Washington Opening Shots Fired in Fight Over Hiking SPA Power Rates By GORDON BROWN «r Acurwr-mw UP) - Ooenine salvos were fired here this week in a fight which will have , W bfgbeS^ ( ^ctricpo^r fates - particularly rura. rates - in Arkansas and other southwestern states. _ ) ^ ^ Tntf>rinr Department to raise wholesale power rates ,:„;. uy 40 per cent, about 2.2 mills a kilowatt Keiser Girls-A Mother-to Get Her College Degree at Age of 19 charged by The'proposal is being opposed b>; Rural Electric Cooperatives in hall a dozen states and by congressmen from the area. ,.•,•At present the proposal is beiss held to abeyance by the Ulterior "*"" — •—" . _ A ' ~ .--.=. a imila is touowea u win uc muv" ssr SEES «« Sen. Kerr (D-Okla) une * ™" -,„„„ Th . , easontas behind this en. - plete an inquiry into the. pictur teri "flSnfSS.SS- of interior te tot projects, to be authorized. Assistant Secretanot show more annual beneflts rred Aandahl told Kerr ne »uu share rred ana withhold filing of the new rates mus o than annual costs. So, if the share power JS- raised, then wltn , ?%£ u ™™Jh7» ir tnTetfectiv8 ihe annual cost of amortizing the April 7. Its Foible the enec Dr oiect i« raised and-it is more SS-sSSSESiP--—- rwmncrats have introduced leg- Not all of the rate increases can dams and the Eisenhower admmis r^YviAprHts have incroau^cu it & nui, au W i me *ati- «..,*i,t.~~.i ...... rrSSm tr,W« present rates un- be attributed to the use of a new islation to freeze pre formula in allocating costs Part til Juiy i, w • around of it is due to increased to con- The whole Controversy a f°™° struct ion costs sinee projects were ^^,&o&^-—d. To0neMm Douglas Wright, SPA administrator, testified . that SPA rates likely would have to be raised I'rom Vt mill to one mill a killowatt to meet the increase in costs, assuming a 50-year amortization period is used. Regarding the change in the cost allocation formula, the cooperatives complain that the rules were changed in the middle of the game by the Eisenhower Administration. They asked that Congress step in and declare that costs are to be allocated under the old incremental formula. Wright urged that Congress provide some guides in the matter. His point was that if one set of administrators could change the formula today,'then another set could change them another way tomorrow and under those conditions the SPA would have a difficult time selling its power since its «- t propdsed increase in a finding that Sresept SPA rates are insufficient to pay back the government investment in the power facilities of the oS Plus interest, in - a 50-year period. Too Big: A Share The Cooperatives' reply is. that Aandahl has allocated to the power facilities- too big a share of the i-nst of tfce dams and that he Should ruse a 100-y«r amortization period. If he followed this pattern, they say, present rates would be The cooperatives said that priv- customers want a firm under, ate rates were high until the SPA «'»»•"•><• nn rates, entered the picture. Then, they said, the utilities met the SPA rate. Also in the picture is a contention that if the administration formula is followed it will be much The dispute goes back to the time the first federal dams were built in the southwest, to the early 1940s. At teat time the dams were pro- cosed ts projects to control floods, wwrtd* navigation water, recreation and the like. Power was considered Incidental. So when toe first two dams were built, costs were allocated under what I* known as the incremental Jontwtf*. That is. engineers figured how much it would cost to build a flood control dam. They figured the cost at adding power generation features. The latter figure represented *e amount allocated to pow- But «. MW theory later developed Hid tb* administration has used it It 1* known M the separable costs- remaining benefits formula. Under this Jormala, power is charged a share of buading the entire structure M well it the costs of the power facilities. Naturally under this formuie, the costs allocated to power are higher than under the kwsremental formula. 50 Per Cent When the first dams were built *e portion charged to power was about 50 per cent of the total cost. By contrast, the administration has allocated 76 per cent of the cost of building Table Rock dam, now under construction, to power. The cooperatives scent a possible •ttort by the administration to aid private utilities by filing toe new rate schedule. Th»y point out that .since the SPA is the "yardstick" for power rates in the area, when SPA rates are increased, private companies will follow suit. In fact, some witnesses charged the move was planned in order to let private com panies boost rates. standing on rates. Wright also urged mat if costs are to be allocated at this stage of the game, then Congress or someone should re-examine the entire flood control program He pointed out that many benefits, un- zorseen when the dams were authorized, have come about. These benefits, he said, should be re- figured along with any refiguring of costs. 9 This is all right down the alley of a proposal by Rep. Trimble CD- Ark) that Congress set the policy He likewise contends that the Congress originally fixed the policy but that it has been changed by the Eisenhower administration. NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION, DTESS DISTRICT NO. 5« Notice is hereby given that the annual School Election for the year 19S6 will be held in Dyess School District No. 56 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 17th, for the, purpose of electing school directors, voting no school taxes and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. The Polls will open at 8:00 A.M and close at 6:30 P.M. at the Dyess High School Agriculture Building. Given This 22nd Day of February, 1956. A. G. McARTHTJR, President, Dyess School Board. CLAUDE JEWELL, Secretary. 2/23-3/1-8 Cullison Bicycle Shop We repair all makes Bicycles & Tricycles. We carry a complete line of parts for all make bikes. Phone 2-6122. Across from Kroger THE BIG NEW STUDEBAKER IS MAKING THE BIG NEWS IN THE LOW PRICE FIELD! Bia NEWS FORWARD] 'It's the new, longer, bigger look.' i That's craftsmanship with a flair! Via NEWS AFT I Twin exhauite ar« among many fine CM touches you'll find on new Studebaken. •Id NEW* IN ENGINEERING! Pyramid Design giv« Studa- bakvr the road-hugging lowest center of gravity. •IS NEWS IN PROTECTIONI Studebaker leads with Safe- lock door latches, reinforced fro raw, optional seat belts. •IK NEWS IN BRAKES I Studebaker's Safety-action brakes an husky «nouch to stop a car almoit twice its size! M« NKW* IN "HUSTLE"! 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She found time to play basketball lor the Dr. 'Petjper Independent team of Jonesboro for two years. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M " - • " """-' high school, but later changed her major. Mrs. Jarreli enrolled at Hendrix College following her graduation from high school, but-transferred, to A-State the.following year.' Her husband, Clifton Jarrell of Parkin, transferred to ASC the same year. They had met while going to high school and were married December 20, 1953, at Keiser. Ida dropped out of school a «^- mester in 1954 to give birth to Hen ry Clifton Jr. but made up for the lost time by attending summer classes. , Ida is majoring in business edu- B. ut Ida attributes much of her ambition and early graduation to her parents' influence. They had wanted Ida to be a pediatrician. She had this goal in mind when she graduated from SCHOOL ELECTION Notlc* it hereby given that the Annual School Election lor the year 19ri6 will be held in Luxora District No. 2 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 17th, for the purpose of electing school directors, voting on school taxes and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. The polls will open at 8:00 A. M. and close at 6:30 P. M. at the following places: Luxora City Hall, Luxora, Arkansas; Victoria Store, Victoria; Arkansas. C B. WOOD, President. R. C. LANGSTON, Secretary. Given this 22nd d&y of February, cation and has compiled- a, "B" average in all' her college work. She is now doing practice teaching in Jonesboro High'School. Clifton Jarrell is an animal husbandry major who will graduate In January, 1957. They live in Trailer City on the ASC campus. FOR SALE Used Furniture & Appliances We Can Save You Money — Cash 6r Terms . ~ , ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE CO 113 E. 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