The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 29, 1958 · Page 15
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 15

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AUSTIN (Minn.) H6RA10 Monday, D«c. 29, 1958 Electric Power Shortage to Be Investigated By JOHN KAMPS WASHINGTON CAP) - Senators •oon will investigate a potential dectric power shortage along the Missouri River and • kilowatt fight between ultra in upper and lower atatea. A atafi official of the Senate Interior Committee la lookini into • altuatlon which Involves clalma (hat the Elsenhower administration it playing politics by sending upper atatel* power downstream to Republican congressional districts In Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Claims Deeded There art elalma also that ad- a&lnlatratlon officials hate bean Playing rural electric co-opera- tfvea against each other In rebellion against a legal requirement that the co-ops be given priority en federal power. These claims have been denied. Co-ops from Montana and the Dakotai and four cities, also preference power customers of the government, recently called for em inquiry. They contend moat of the power from the Missouri River la generated in the three upper atatea but the bulk of it la aent downstream to violation of federal law. Representatives of cc-ope la the three atatea and the four North Dakota cities adopted a Joint resolution at a Dec. * meeting in Sioux Falli, 8.D., saying: Utmost Importance ". . . The full development of the electrical power resources of the Missouri Basin is of the utmost importance to the preference customers of the basin area . . . and power allocations an now being made (by official* of the federal Interior Department) which will establish a permanent pattern of use of such power in the region. ". . . Therefore ... this group vrgea that proper inquiry be made to assure that the intent of the Millfldn-O'Mahoney amendment to the Flood Control Act of 1944 is being followed in the management of. the waters of the Missouri Basin." The North Dakota cities include Mandan, which has sought unsuccessfully to get federal power for • distribution system it plans to build. Mandan says it waa denied u allocation on grounds it had BO distribution system, but Iowa co-ops had been told they would get allocation* In anticipation of the construction of transmission tints. Kflomtt Estimate The bureau of reclamation, which handles power from federal dam*, has estimated customer demand* for Missouri River power by 1963 will hit 1,178,893 kilowatts in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. The bureau will be able to provide 88 per cent of the power demanded, it said in a report. Kilowatt distribution will Include 273,760 to Minnesota, 136,910 to Iowa, 201,490 to Nebraska, 204,152 to South Dakota, 150,930 to North Dakota and 23,270 to Montana. Thus the three lower states would, under the proposed allocation, get nearly twice a* much power aa the three upper states in which most of the electricity la generated. Statee Disagree States along the river long have disagreed over how much water should be released past dams for navigation downstream. Also, there is potential conflict between Irrigation and power Interests. Sen. James E. Murray (D- Mont), Senate Interior Committee chairman, is a staunch supporter of priority for upper basin uses. His committee, after an investigation, may consider legislation to authorize construction of steam power plants to augment the hydro plants, power purchases from private utilities, or more dam* in the Missouri Basin. The upper basin states are rich in lignite deposits, a potential fuel for steam plants. Hemenway Hits at Ike's Budget ST. PAUL (AP)-The chairman of Minnesota'* Democratic-Farmer-Labor party describes President Eisenhower's proposed budget u "a further example of Republican lack of confidence in this nation's ability to deal with domestic and world problems." Ray Hemenway added Saturday that the proposed 77 billion dollar budget wa* the product of a party seeking to "further stifle economic growth." Hemenway aaid the proposed Eisenhower budget is not enough to stimulate the nation's growth potential. PAINTING TIP Slip an old pair of socks over your ihoes before you start painting walls or the ceiling. Then, if you spill a drop of paint on the floor, you can remove it quickly by merely rubbing your foot over the apot. The socks will also protect your shoe* from spatter*. ... There's no better way to end the Old Year and start tht New Year than with a big family dinner, featuring some of Piggly Wiggly's fine foodsy.. so hurry down to Piggly Wiggly and get set for the first big meal of the year. 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