WKDNKSPAY, HKPTKMHKK JO, 19<17 HI,\T11I';VIU,K (ARK.) COUIUKU NEWS War Contracts Under Scrutiny House Member Says Overpayments Near $500,000,000 Mark BV UKAN \V. (United I'ress Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Sept. 10. IUi>) — Hep. George H. tBcndcr R.. O.. said i loday the government may uncover 'excess paymenls in the neighborhood of $500,009 OM" if it makjs an auciit ol all war conlracl.s. Bender'.-: statement came as hi.s House Executive Expenditures -Sub: committee began examining war •' contract settlements for fraud and overpayment. "The magnitude ol the contract settlement problem is apparent when it is considered ihm SlB.CGo contracts have been .settled with payments by the federal government ol m-jrc than $3,ODO,000,CM." Bender suUI. "In a sample of 1-1 2 per cent of these contracts which have been Electric Rate Ruling Delayed On Housing Unit LIT'ILK HOCK. Sept. 10. (UP) Public Service Commission Chairman Charles C. Wine yesterday postponed indefinitely a hearing of :\ request llmt the Arkansas Missouri Power Co. be ordered to deliver electric-it;: to the Illytheville Mousing Authority through ; » mas- trr meter at \vholcsitle rates. Wine's action e:ui:e alter H two- aml-one-liall-liour hearing during which neither parly was able to furnish figures on co.su of electricity. Umier the proposal the housing authority would purchase the power from tlie utility and re-clistri- butc it to it.s 80 units. Kach tenant would be billed for the electricity along with his rent ami other ulil- itlLfi. Ark- Mo contended that it could furnish the power to individunls a olu'uper rate than the authority conki make on re-cfi.stribulion. Contend!!!!; that the eommission was interested only in the chcup- e.st rate for tenants, Wine termed Take Your Pick audited by the O-'ncral Aeeountinu ' tlw l;l ' :u ' im; "ritliculoiu" and addo.l Office to dale, ci'kii-ticc of fraud ! ">' ;l1 lellinu you In eel together be and overpayment amounting lo more than Sj.C33.ncO has been icimd." Bender .said. '"I'his \vou:d indicate that, on a proportionate bu.sis, an auciit by the General Accoiiiiling Office of nil contraci.s might reveal excess payments in the neighborhood of 5SCC.CCO.COO. Header said General Accc-ur.liiy; Office (GAOi audit.; have disposed j moie evidence of overpayment than of fraud. After hearing testimony of GAO witnesses, lit said, the subcommittee will call in representatives of the Justice Department to fcre coming to us again." Representatives ol both groups indicated ihal they might be able to reach un agreement. Ark- Mo was represented bv Attorney P. A. Lasley of Little Ruck and was accompanied by James ! H. Hill Jr., of Mytheville. president of llic company. .1. H. Henderson 1 of Fort Worth, Tex., represented 1 the- Federal Housing Authority. i In Planning Stage !•. Louis Airman Reported to Hove Foiled Bomb Plot LONIXJN. Sept. 10. (Ul>> —Si-ot- and Yiird iinnouneed ve.slenby tlnil KoKlnnlct Gilbert. St. l/iiils Hlrmnn uUrged lo huve disclosed n Stern Cianu plot lo Uoinl) lx)H- don. \vi\s hidden somewhere hi E*nglantl under police protection nl- ler bcliiK Down lo tills country from FI-IInee yesterday, | Tlie plans for construction of tin; ! housing milt on Hialnvay 61, South. find out wlMt, action has bccn'ta- ! j" ^I^I^u!" "T in th .f pli1 "- ker, in cases where fraud is indi- | m " a st "? PS alt "°"8» " site was catcd. The eommittee first will watch progress of federal agencies in securing iccoveries by voluntary means, he said. "If recoveries are net affected [luring the next six wcc!::;, the .stib- eotinnittec will summon representatives of the individual companies which have received the largest overpayments to present their reasons for not making a return ol 'Hie Viii'il refused to confirm or deny a report published here Unit ' la <l:,y., before the than n clowMi per- iimliui-liltti lor nrrext of inure .sons In J'nrls. r.llln-i-t came lo Unc.land on In- I Ml net Inns from Scotland Ynrd :iu- Ihorilles disclosed. They declined lo say where he was or why lie was under police protection. Cillbert was Mihlteil out of France mid ulmi police proleellon presumably because his life was in danger from those \vllh whom he h:ul hecu deallni; recently Scotland v,i-,i i , V-iii . ' U "" """""«» <* m* «• guest. An American emb»*«y spokesman said nclthef GOtxrt nrf 'tpc? *lui tSe\ Yard had been: in [ Embassy! Oh Boy! Red's Coming Back to Town /^ | cbtained before World war II started. Lack of materials held the plans dormant for many months and onlv recently steps were renewed to start construction of the low-rent units. Mayor Seeks betterments For Fire Departments , i Pepper Donna Shore, center. "Miss .Miami Ilcncl^" took first place In the talent division of the Miss America Heauty' Pageant in Atlantic City. At left is Raven Mulonc, "Mirs New York City," iind :u right Is June Elder, "Miss Alabama. 1 ' both of whom tied for first place In tin bathing suit division. (NEA Telephoto.) money which they hnvc received from the government which was not properly due ilicni," Bender sstid. : , Boy Killed Under Truck SEARCY. Ark.. Sept. 10. (UP) — A ntzhngh. Ark., man was in | "vvhitc County Jail today facing | charges of "involuntary manslaughter" in the death of a five- year old Judsonia boy. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 10. 'UPl Tile mayor of Arkansas' capital said he was prepared to correct a number of defects In I.H- tle. nock's fire fighting and prevention system. Commenting on a recent report on fire risk conditions in the city by the National Board of Fire underwriters. Mayor Sam Wassell saitl yesterday he would do "everything that could be done" to remove the faults. The report specifically mentioned in giving the city H "poor" rating — that L-ittle Rock has inade- , <;u;Ue fire prevention laws, <lefi- ,, U >* driven by John _ Stranse j cicnl building laws, and uiKlerman- Gcts ORC Commission Maj. Charles Stnbbs, former Bly- tlievillc resident now on duty with the Army Quartermaster corps in Korea, has accepted a lieutenant colonel's commission in the Ofii- cers' IH'servc Corps, it was ru,- nomiccd today. Major Sttibbx served in England. Africa and Italy b;- fore being transferred to Korea. of FiUhtiRh struck anil instantly killed Jerry Anderson as he stepped from a bus near Judsonia on Highway 67. port, if action is not taken on i 1 .; recommendations, is an increasing of fire insurance premiums. Thi; would mean a loss of appioxima'elv $150.000 a year to the city's [loiicv holders. Illinois, Missouri, Ohio. Pennsylvania, and Texas combined contains more than one-fourth of the 23.D30 high schools in the U. S. Allen Pickard's SHOE REPAIR SERVICE O Surplus Army Goods 0 Supplies • Shoes Hre us for the very hest In Army surplus shoes. Nearly new—Ke- Imill—To I!c Iteliuill. Hundreds for sale. Quantity 1'rices Available. EAST END 112 Lilly Street '/- Blk Sou Hi East M;iin • ; . ;' ' * • '• j j» ?' Notice New Barber Rates for LUXORA Effective Monday, Sept. 15--.'I" -.''--. Haircut ... 75c ; Shave 50c , OK BarberShop ;;; ; White Way Barber Shbpi Luxora, Ark. lied, undcremiipped fire fighting lorce. and an insufficient, alarm .system. 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