The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1956 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 19B6 ' BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THRES Engineers Hear Conflicting Testimony on Milwood Dam By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army Engineer board yesterday heard differing testimony from Congress members on whether a proposed Little River dam at Millwood, Ark., should have a permanent reservoir. Reps. Harris (D-Ark) and Albert (D-Okla) gave the conflicting views as the Engineer Board for Rivers and Harbors conducted a hearing on proposals for a 94 million dollar series of seven dams to control floods on the Little River and upstream tributaries. Most controversial aspect of *ne servation of our water resources,' + : Harris said. Albert said the proposal for a ."wet" dam at Millwood has introduced new controversy that might necessitate a new survey which could delay the entire flood control pLan. He also contended a wet plan, designed as a substitute, for a proposed single big dam at Millwood, Is the reservoir feature of the Millwood Dam. The Engineers have proposei that the structure be a "dry dam' —that is, form a reservoir only in time of flood threat. Albert voiced the views of resl dents upstream, who general!} favor that plan. Want Wet Dam Jfarrls and other spokesmen for downstream areas want the dam to have a permanent reservoir for water supply purposes. The variance between Harris »nd Albert set the tone of the hearing, which had a substantia number .of others on the witness list. The board was not expected to act pn the proposals today. Its approval ts needed, however, be fore such water project plans can be submitted to Congress for action. There generally is no controversy over the six other dams pro posed on the Little River system. Oklahomans are asking that a seventh dam be included however, ' and that local interests be relievec of the obligation of paying i'pr a share of the flood control benefits. The division engineer's report recommends they be assessed £2581,000 for such benefits. The six upstream dams would be Pine Creek on Little River ne; Wright City, Okla., Lukfata i Glover Creek near Glover, Okla., Broken Bow on Mountain Pork River near Broken Bow, Okla., De Queen, on Rolling Pork River near De Queen, Ark., Gillham on Cossatot River, near Gillham, Ark., and Dierks, on Saline River near Dierks, Ark. The federal cost of the,new plan Is estimated at 855,955,000. In addition, local interests would pay some S38.059.000 for water supply benefits from the six upstream dams and $2,281,000 for flood control benefits. Harris advocated that provision be made at Millwood for a water supply reservoir available for municipal, agriculture or industrial purposes. An important policy matter is Involved with reference to the con-! County Anti-Race Group Planned LITTLE ROCK W—Organization of an anti-racing group on the county level will be planned at a meeting here Sunday. u, ^.,ov.^ u . „..=.. „„....... „,„ J° m D «»y of No'* Little Rock. mended the six upstream dams Airman of the Arkansas Christian Oklahoma proposal for a seventh Cl . 2euns Council, said that officers • •- - - -- will be elected. Arrangements al- dam would take much valuable timber land out of production. Both Harris and Albert recom- be constructed. Albert backed the at Sherwood Narrows on Mountain Fork River. Harris suggested modifying the division engineer plan to provide that a part of the flood control reservoir be converted into a water supply pool* of about 7,300 acres. This, he said, woulcl not Increase the size of the reservoir area back of the dam. His argument was that the reservoir area of 63,500 acres could not be utilized safely for any operations other than some grazing since it would be subject to inundation in flood time. "Whether or not a water supply at Millwood Is included for municipal, industrial and other pur poses .or a so- called dry dam used for flood protection alone involves only a difference of 5,000 to 10,000 acres of land," he said. "Some have been led to believe and honestly feel, that there are enormous acreages of timber lands and agricultural, cultivati- ble land involved. It is ridiculous to contend that this small amount of acreage, 5,000 to 10,000 acres, ready have been made, he said, to hold a meeting in each county. The group, backed strongly by church organizations, is seeking to outlaw pari mutuel betting in Arkansas through an initiated act. Pari mutuel betting is conducted only at Oaklawn Park, a horse race track at Hot Springs. But has been planned for a proposed dog track at West Memphis. Race tracks count on pari mutuel betting for most of their revenue. 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Sheriff Tom Gulley said positive identification came through the Birmingham Social Security office. Gulley said the Chicago address for Blake, a Negro, had been given the Social Security office in 1952. made "consistent efforts to arrange peace contacts with the Western powers via Sweden." It recalled his 1845 talks with the late Count Folke Bernadotw of Sweden. But It said he also asked Sweden's leading banker, Jacob Wallenberg, three times to arrange such contacts — in IM3. I'M and 19«. Men Ask Permit For Station WASHINGTON I.P—Louis Alford Phillip D. Brady and Albert Mack Smith, doing business as Jefferson County Broadcasting Co., have applied to tlie Federal Communications Commission for a 1270 kilocycle radio station at Pine Bluff, Ark. Station WLOK. Memphis, applied for a power increase from one to five kilowatts. Living Cost Up Slightly WASHINGTON tfi ~ The government yesterday reported living costs rose one-tenth of 1 per cent in March, the first increase since November. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said its living cost, index in March reached 114.7 per cent of the 1047-49 base. This Is three-tenths of 1 per cent above March, 1955. H. E. Riley, chief of the bureau's price and living cost division, said a seasonal increase in food prices can be expected beginning in April and continuing through most of tha summer. He said it probably will mean some rise in the living cost index. Read Courier News Classified Adi. bastian County. Earnhart is seeking the post now held by Sen. Pat Garner who has not announced for re-nomination Earnhart, Dan White of Fort Smith and Russell Tumipseed of Hackett, Ark., are seeking the Democratic nomination in this summer's primaries. Ft. Smith Man In Senate Race LITTLE ROCK I.Ti—Milt Earnhart of KFSA-TV. Porl Smith, yesterday filed as a candidate for slate senator from the fourih district — Se- For a Better Deal . . . SWITCH TO MERCURY! Sec or Phone A. H. 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