The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1947 · Page 18
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 18

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 17, 1947
Page 18
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PAGE EIGHTEEM BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.)' COURIER NEWS Clapp DeniesTVA Violated a Law Divcnion of Fund* Explained at Matter Of Interpretation WASHINGTON, Dee IT. (trp>— Chairman Oorden R. Clapp of tffl Tennessee Valley Authority denied, yesterday tliat the TVA flouted the will of Congress by diverting appropriation* from dam construction and a chemical plant to resource development projects. He told a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that the agency be. lleved it was following both the law and the Intent of congress. The subcommittee summoned Clapp to explain diversion of about 12,000,000 In 1948 appropriations. It said TVA had allocated only $2,243.419 for construction work on the South Holston and Wautauga Dams although $3.253.979 was ap- ' proprlated for that purpose. The »ubcommltte e also said that despltt a $5,000,000 appropriation for the chemical plant, TVA allocated only $3,242,000. On the other hand, it said, TVA allocated $5.404,000 for resource development projects whereas only j $3,328,600 was appropriated for that purpose. Such project* include re- | creation, fish and wildlife and similar programs. Clapp said subcommittee staff accountants did not take into con- »ideration unobligated funds when they criticized the differences between appropriations nnd the authority's allocations. He said Congressional action In reducing Hie authority's request for dam construction funds was interpreted as an expression that "we should pro«ed just as slowly with these project* M possible....In this economy year." Interpreted As 'Ceilings' Clapp contended that the appropriation bill figures were interpreted a» being "ceilings" on specified projects. He said TVA did not believe it had to spend the full amount on each Item. Sen Kenneth McKellar, D., Tenn.i long-time critic of the TVA chief, asked Clapp why he did not "follow the -law." "We are following the law, Senator," Clapp replied. Clapp said TVA also was "carry- Ing out the intent of Congress as we understand It." He said the dispute over the speed of construction desired on the dams appeared to the authority to be solely between the House and the Senate. And, he added, "TVA is In the middle." He said that the Budget Bureau, after hearing the authority's explanation for the diversion of funds, had "closed the mattT and withdrawn its object-ions.* ' Ferguson and Sen. Clyde M. Reed. R. Kans, charged that TVA officials considered themselves superior to "the authority of Congress. Criticizes Attitude "You believe you are Just a little bit above 1 the federal government of Washington — a super-government," Ferguson told Clapp. "I can't subscribe to that," Clapp replied. Ferguson sugij^sted Hhal TVA Europe's Decline | 1947. Oof All Figure* u Millions «l Tool Transportation Furnished to Spa Health Clinic Mississippi County farmers were urged by the County Health Unit here today to lend lyphllls patient* among their workers to the Rapid Treatment Center In Hot Springs. Free transportation is furnished twice weekly from th c Health Unit. Buses leave here at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday »nd Thursday mornings. Pa- tienta remain approximately five days and are returned the following Monday and Wednesday afternoons. A recent lurvey the State Health Department made In this county showed, through blood tests, that more than 500 of the 6,112 pci'sons tested were infected with syphilis. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER IT, 1947 Charted above Is Europe's decline in major agriculture production based on UN statistics, which indicate the food situation on the continent will be wone this winter lhan even during the war years. I^ast winter's freeze and las! summer's drought are partly to blame, along with lack o( fertilizer and labor difficulties. should come to Congress for a deficiency appropriation "Instead of violating tile law." Reed said there "never has been a single witness" representing TVA before the appropriations committee "who didn't believe TVA super- lor to thc government... .and need- Ing unrestricted authority." He said David E, Ullcntlml, former TVA board chairman and now chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, believed that "all wisdom lies In TVA...that It Is superior in authority to Congress." Clapp snid that statement was 'an unfair Indictment of TVA." He denied that the agency had flouted the will of Congress. Read Courier News Want Adi. Average Working Man'5 Family Spends $1,000 a Year for Food WASHINGTON, Dec, 17.. (UP)—The following table illustrates th« relative cost of different Items in the ."standard budget" for a city worker's family of four drawn up by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since the relative cost of each item varied from city to city, the bureau chose Birmingham, Ala., from Hie middle range of the 34 cities It surveyed to illustrate the proportion of the budget devoted to-each Item Here Is the table for Birmingham: March, 1946 Food , .,,..,,. Housing Clothing Medical care ... Transportation . Other, Including recreation, person al care, school expenses, gifts, etc Total goods nnd services : Other outlay, taxes, insurance, duos, etc Budget cost Dollars I 824 671 357 155 243 ' 2,521 2CO 2,781 PerCt. 32,7 26.6 14.2 6.1 9.8 10.S 100.0 • Jane, 1947 Dollar* PerCi. Pecans Plentiful ATLANTA, Ga. r Dec. 17 (UP) — The Department of Agriculture said today that the law of supply has apparently caught up .with the law of demand In (he pecan market. There are plenty of pecans for this year's Christmas market, the department said, and prices are 'reasonable." D. K. Young, of the Southeastern Marketing Field Office of USDA's fruit arid vegetable' branch, said this year's national pecan crop Is estimated at about 104,271,000 pounds, compared with slightly I over 76,000,000 pounds last year. W«'v« Ifcougrit of th« thing! you'H need during tta HoXdoyi, and (elected these time saving and mon*y •awing bow*»worw sp«ciak. Pressure Fans ...... Presto, Wearcver, Universal, Healthware, General Mills Cleaning Aids Johnson's, Bruce's, O'Cedar — Cleaners — Polishes Waxes HERE'S A DANDY GlfT BUY: EVERHOT ROASTERETTE The Dual Purpose Roaster Use it as— • CASSEROLE • ROASTER • BAKER • COOKER K-M Waffle Iron With Signal Light and heat control. Waffles any way you want 'em Check T-B by using Christ- mas Seals. They prova that you really care! 11,057 702 425 161 261 298 2,904 347 3,251 36.4 24.2 14.6 5.5 8.0 10.3 100.0 M IOTT1IS AND AT FOUNTAMS Avalanche of Snow Damages Chimney and Causet Auditorium fire BATB8VILLE, Ark., Dec. n. (UP) —An avalanche of anow from the roof led to the fire which destroyed the large high school gymnasium at Cushman, Ark., yesterday. The fire started In a flue, when the snow struck the chimney and knocked the pipe loose. A fire had been built In the wood burning stove In preparation for a basketball game last night. Cushman has no fire department and volunteer fire fighters were unable to combat the blaie, which reached an advanced stage quickly. There was no available property loss estimate and no loss of life. "" Pepri-Cola'CompaHt, toitff Itlond CT», N. '. Read Courier New, Want Ad* Franchised „„„,„. p epsi . 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