The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 8, 1948 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 8, 1948
Page 8
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THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1948 Railroads' Overcharges Cost U.S. Taxpayers Cool Billion During War, One Of tidal Says WASHINGTON, July I. (U.P.)—A joverwrwnt transportation expert •aid today that railroad* «uw«d«d In "gouging" about 11,000,000,000 from the government In ahlpmentj to the West Ooait during the w«r. The charge «u mid « by Thomas P. proctor in * statement presented to a Hoiwe Executive Expenditure Subcommittee. Proctor is » trampor- UUon analyrt for th« Po.toi(lc« Department and worked In a ilmilar capacity during the war lor the Army TrnasporUtion Corp*. Proctor, i« hU formal statement,* did not analy»e the alleged "gouge." „ -v—- •«•». •II^B.^U (VUKC. He s»ld a n investigation once waa •tarted by the Interstate Oonunerce Commission. "But," Proctor said, "the oommls- »Ion dropped the inve»tlgatlon alter 'he railroads had aold a bill of good* to their former and future ampioye* m the Army and Havy transportation sections were manned by lurloughed railroad em- ployes. Most of them returned to the railroads after the war, he «aid. The House subcommittee U investigating charges that the government paid unreasonable ratts for railroad transportation during and after the war. Prosecutor Teatifln Earlier, special Assistant Attorney General James E. Kllday said a united railroad industry charged the government "unreasonable' rates on a "take It or leave It" baais during the war. Proctor said L..~ ™_ ,.._,— various government agencies against each other in negotiating transportation rates. t "During World War II, the railroads even bound the government agencies accepting a rate quotation to not reveal to any other agency the terms of the quotation," he said. "This bill of goods was sugarcoated with pious declarations of regard for the national security. "The receiving agency accepted i such veiled suggestions of patriotism with great glee, because it inflated their wartime ego and gave them a feeling of really contributing something toward the war effort." Proctor recalled the case of Maj. Gen. Bennett E. Meyers, former Army Air Rorce procurement, officer recently convicted 0:1 charges brought against him by the Senate War Investigating Committee. "In this connection," Proctor aaid, ''this committee could very well direct itself to an investigation into tlie so-called service contract* which Gen. Meyers negotiated with the oil companies on aviation gasoline during the war. I can assure TOU that the revelations would be most interesting and are pertinent to the current inquiry." One Ma* Bui* Charged The subcommittee, headed by Rep. George H. Bender, R., O., Is Inquiring Into the government's annual transportation bill. The railroads bargained for wartime freight rates through 1 specie! four-man committee of the Association of American Railroads, Ktl- day said. It was headed by August *. Cleveland, retired AAR vice president. "Nine hundred r»ilro»ds were speaking through these four min and In practice they reduced it to one man." Kllday said. "You are referring to Mr. Cleveland?", asked Committee Counsel Henry H. Glassie. "Yes, I am referring to Mr. Cleveland." Kilciay replied. "He said, in , effect, we art writing the« rates aj I leave it KUday said he has brought U casts before the Interstate Com- BLYTHEVILLB (ARKT COURIER NEWS Air Crash Kil!s39 fill ho xT ^ " Slftine Srao1 "' fl " men P r °»« "» »'«*»«« « the 8c.ndln.vian DC-, airliner .fUr It " 1 *"" RAP < ri ™ *»• •>»« «»"•< '« "•»« ™.r London-, North" * 80,000 Dead, Wounded in Chinese War XANKDKI, JulT t. (OF)-n.t. tonatM atittUrr ba4*« iotey rial- »•* *?•*!"*» **»ty'»o far ta China'* «M1 war wm» whan Owronunlst troop war* nunlqiMa aaM National* (orcw enckW throueh d*i< at U OommunUt arm* on PACK BLCTtR ;„ Colorado o* f M/*ra/ Prison* **««»• * Coorf Doctor • flrit pUn to "brtak back In" alter he walked Into a iiupactor'* office » Iett«r Mid th*y w«r« holding MID J. Pope, M, . told oifloata k* ttd letter *e that )u to prtsaa and b» *»rrad *to J. Pop., M, Maredianrifiat: "" ""•i' 1 ^ 1 *' of • te »" n t flraf claat {"**• mall. K* w»i arralfned befora U. B. I m * i - /VMMIMiuii-tnAr U'ABV.U « «..!__ _. I I'r Pop* laid IM «aota< t* aal W«k In Jail VTMT* h. «e«M «S«ata M «°°<1 tf*»t«M»t a. h* got wbfl. ta the priaon boapital at ^riagrMd. Officer, adM Pop* «hj b* didnt try to g*t traarman* tteoofh rivate boapitab or print* ehZr- ir Harold a.~Ook«i~and | "I tried print* hocpttala bt* Uwy I don't bar* hall th« madteal rtafft - • aa tb* doetoi ta ah.. 'or eiperlMK* ' Pop* E, L,.^ nB1 . dici-i., we me wrumg ine« rates aj i §»• ^* B .. a Proctor said the railroads played | we please and you can take it or; T nTCC ChllHrf>n irious government agenciesseainst leave it." i •"•*•*• ^•""lUICIl Drown Attempting To Save Fourth merce Commission seeking to re cover what he regards as "unreasonable" wartime charges. One case, he said also is before U.S. District Court here. He said the government was ;u the position of dealing with "an organized .and U I may used the word, cartelized industry." during the war. This, he said, resulted in transportation charges considered hlghur than those which would have been given to commercial shippers. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtaimd marriage licenses yesterday in the office of Mi&s Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk: James Thomas Kincaid of Blytheville and Miss Neva Mote of Caraway. Charles Eugene Evaiis of Dell and Miss Viviane Boo!e 5 of Blytheville. Read Courier News Want Ads. JACKSONVIULK. F)a., July 8. (UP)—Three children lost their! lives in the St. Johns niver, in an! •pparent attempt (o rescue one of their quartet of waders, police reported today. i Other children K-JIO were playing I nearby told the story. i One of the four sank beneath the I water, they said, and the other three wadtd out to the spot, where the bottom dropped off sharply, ami themselves were s«-allo\red up. A small boy rAn to the nearest house, where the housewife called! police. ! Patrolman K. w. Evminger divcti' into the water and pulled out the ' bodies of two oj (lie children He loimd Shirley Crowe. 12, lying • unconscious on the bank, and she I was revived within a few minutes. I The third body was recovered by | grappling hooks when more o!Ii- Oklahomans May Throw Support to Eisenhower OKLAHOMA CITY, July «. (UP) —Gov. Roy J. Turner said today several Oklahoma delegates to the Democratic National Convention have accepted invitations to a "draft Eisenhower" caucus and he termed their action a healthy sign. "I'm gl»d they are going." Turntr said, "we want to know the whole picture at the convention." Turner emphasized that he is not joining the Eisenhower bandwagon. However, he did not say he would support President Truman for the nomination. "Our -H delegates wijl hold a caucus, probably next Monday afternoon and decide on our choice then," Turner said. cers arrived. The dead were Shirley's slater Caroline Crowe, 13 of Miami; and Jimmy Dechain, four, and Johnney Dechnln. nine, oj Jacksonville. The children-witnesses thought it was Little Jimmy who had been the first to sink, and that the others were trying to save him. For Special Occasions CHOICE MEATS From J.D.'s Will Bring GOOD LUCK! Yes, your important dinner will b« a big success if you choose truly choice meals from J. 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