Rapid City Journal from Rapid City, South Dakota on December 6, 1948 · 16
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Rapid City Journal from Rapid City, South Dakota · 16

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Monday, December 6, 1948
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S. D. REA Association Will Drive For Consumer Power District Law Huron Dec. r (JP) The South i Dakota Rural Electric association today announced it intended to, apearhead an intensive drive for enactment of a state law to permit organization of consumer power districts, at local option, in South Dakota. The announcement came after an all-day meeting in Huron recently of 60 South Dakota REA project managers, at which Former Governor M. Q. Sharpe. proponent of a public power district law during his administration, was one of the chief speakers. The decision of the association to start a diive for consumer power district legislation was immediately supported at the meeting by pledges from representatives of three state farm organizations, the Farmers Union, the Farm Bureau and the S. D. Association of Cooperatives. The project managers, members of the association, requested its board of directors to invite legislators, municipalities, chambers of commerce and public service organizations generally to participate in framing the proposed law and as-iist in presenting it to the state legislature in January. A. C. Hauffe of Leola. president of the state REA. said that the law to be sought "would not in itself create consumer power districts, but would give the people of a given area the right to establish a district for themselves through local ! action." Permit Options That is. the law would not automatically divide the state into consumer power districts but would permit the exercise of local options in areas to be defined. The association also decided henceforth to use the term "consumer" instead of "public" in talking about power districts. Hauffe said the state wide association represents 45,000 families, schools, churches and other electrical users in small towns and rural areas. The association's decision came after a lengthy closed session the managers had with Sharpe and Leo Flynn, Milbank. the association's attorney. Friday morning, and an open session in the afternoon at which Sharpe discussed at length ' the proposal. He said there was ! "some misunderstanding about the true nature of a a consumer power district." "A consumer power district." he said, "is an organization almost identical to the ordinary private or-' ganization that furnishes power, with this basic and important dif-ference A consumer power district I is operation for service rather than profit Savings are plowed back to the users through lower rates and better and more widespread service." He said its proponents did not want state or federal owernership of power. 'We want to control it." he said, "the people w ant it to be under home control." Constitution He said South Dakota's constitution i Article 13. Section 12 1 provides that the state may engage in power production "because it is of public necessity and of such importance." Immediate pledges of support to the association, after the members and REA project managers deciced to start the drive for a power law, were made. Paul Opsahl of Aberdeen, state Farmers Union president, said: "I can assure you that the South Dakota Farmers Union is 100 percent with you in this program." "Full cooperation" from the State Farm Bureau was pledged by Warren Grebner, fieldman, of Huron. Walter Lassen, Huron, executive secretary -treasurer of the South , Dakota Association of Cooperatives, pledged that organization's sup-port He cited a resolution the or-1 ganization passed at its annual meeting Thursday, urging such a law. REA state officers other than Hauffe, include Alfred J. Pew, of j Milbank. vice president; O. P. John- i son of Hermosa. secretary; William Raabe of Tyndall. treasurer, and Sam K. Ulrickson of Conton. not just for boys in trouble with the law, but also those from broken homes." U. S. Ag Dept. Opposes Boost For Freight Rates Washington. Dec. S fP The agriculture department stepped in Saturday to oppose a requested eight percent emergency freight rate increase for railroads. It filed a motion asking the Interstate Commerce Commission to deny the increase. The action came as railroad representatives completed their testimony at a hearing on their plea for rate boosts. The ICC next will hear shippers opposing the plan. Final arguments are set for Wednesday. The railroads have asked the emergency raise pending ICC determination on their request far a permanent 13 percent boosf In freight charges. 'NO TROUBLE' Sioux Falls. Dec. 6 Jf J. E. Spahn. 47. who gave his home as Philadelphia, told Judge Lucius J. Wall in circuit court today he had "no trouble" in passtng checks here. He pleaded guilty to obtaining money under false pretenses, in the passing of a worthless check for $50 at a bar, Judge Wall sentenced Spahn to serve a year in jail. By GEORGE TUCKER (For Hal Boyle) New York The idea that Guy Lombardo has a "sweet" band is gently ridiculed by the man himself with the comment "the music my band plays is never sweet unless it was written that way." You owe a eompoier the same fidelity that a producer gives a playwright, Lombardo suggested. The bandleader, who holds three speed boat records and is helping build a boys town on Long Island, has some definite ideas about music and the way it should be played. "Many swing bands were war babies," he said. "I'm not talking about the Dorseys and the Artie Shaws. They're standard. But the others, they were synthetic attractions, mede for the moment. "They would take a number like 'It's Magic' and see how far away from it they could get. When the war hysteria began to fade out they faded, too. Between 20 and 30 such bands died in one six months stretch in 1947." He added: "If my band plays a preponderance of sweet music it's because there is more sweet than any other." Lombardo started young and got in on the flapper area. Since the young things today get the same boot out of a Lomardo tune that their flapper mothers got. he was asked about changes, if any, and about variations in style. "In the last ten years we found that we could do better with two pianos end still not change the style of the band," said Lombardo. "We found out that two singers with different types of voices were better than just one who had to sing everything. "And we found that we could use a variety of woodwinds without altering a style that has had general public acceptance. "Actually, the formula for our success is so simple that it is hard to put into words. We just play the way people want us to." A man of many interests, Lombardo has to "clear a space" when he wants to scratch his head and think. Currently in the midst of his 19th consecutive winter engagement at the same New York hotel (Roosevelt), he also is managing a sea food house on Long Island in addition to racing speed boats and appearing on radio and television shows. But he really is high on that boys town project. With political and church leaders he is a member of the advisory board that recently brought Msgr. Nicholas H. Wagner, director of Boys Town, Nebraska, to New York to outline the operation of that great institution. "We're going to do it." Lombardo enthused. "We've already raised $100,000. It's the real thing a place Ex-Sheriff Nabs Drunk Driver After Street Chase Mitchell, Dec. 6 (fP) A 76-year-old former Davison county sheriff. William H. Snow, Mitchell, brought a drunken driver to justice here, after an automobile chase through Mitchell's streets. The driver, Leonard Kostanz. Scotland, slammed into the rear end of Snow's car on Sanborn street as Snow slowed for a turn. Snow and Kostanz separated their cars and then Kostanz drove off. Snow followed in his car and cornered the Scotland man on Highway 16. Kostanz again refused to go to police headquarters and drove off, with Snow again in pursuit. Snow finally halted Kostanz again and held him until G. P. Bakke, state motor patrolman, and George Cars-tens, assistant chief of police, arrived. Police Looking Mitchell police already had been looking for Kostanz whose car had collided earlier with another vehicle driven by Harold Hamaker, Mitchell. Kostanz failed to stop at the scene of the accident. In municipal court. Kostanz waived preliminary hearing, pleaded guilty to drunken driving and was sentenced by Judge Fred Shandorf to pay a $100 fine, and serve 20 days in the Davison county jail. He also was prohibited from driving for one year and then must post a 2,000 bond or obtain public liability insurance before again driving. Nurses Sought For New Hospital In Sioux Falls Sioux Falls. Dec. 6 Miss Zelia M. Huffman, chief nurse of the Veteran Administration branch office at Fort Snelling, Minn., will be in Sioux Falls Dec. 6-10 to interview registered nurses who wish to apply for positions at the new VA hospital in Sioux Falls. Mnpcoe U'hrt are intaroef in the care of disabled veterans may obtain preliminary information and application forms by writing or visiting the personnel office at the Sioux Falls VA Center. Miss Huffman will be available for interview both days and evenings at the Center while she is there. North Dakota Girl Taken Into Custody Minneapolis, Dec. 6 (IF) Norma June Stevens. 28, was taken into custody Saturday as she stepped off a bus from Bismarck, N. D. Police said they detained the young woman at the request of Sheriff Charles Wheldon of McLean county, N. D., who said he had a warrant charging her with obtaining money under false pretenses. The warrant alleges the cashing of signed blank checks stolen from an Underwood, N. 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