The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 31, 1952
Page 9
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THURSDAY, JAKUARY M, 1981 McMath, Moses Clash Again on Question of Public, Private Power BLVrhEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS LITTLE ROCK. Mc- , . — . Math and C. Hamilton Moses have clashed again on the question of public vs. private power. Moses, president of Arkansas Power & Light Co.f met with the governor yesterday to outline his firm's proposed expansion program. Moses told the governor that no .I Industry had been forced to leave Arkansas or had been diverted from the state because of a power shortage. "I have never had to refuse power (o any industry," he added. McMath Charge Cilerl McMath has charged that defense plants were not being located in Arkansas because of a shortage of power. Moses said his company has tried io be "a good citizen of Arkansas" and has concentrated on extending rural electrification in areas of the state allocated to the company, He saici AP&L now has the highest property assessment — 33.2 million dollars— of any utility In the slate, adding that he expects It to increase several million dollars a year for the next several years. Co-operatton Pledged As tile conference ended.. McMath pledged the co-operation of his administration to the firm's . proposed expansion program. He also brought up the subject of the Arkansas Electric Co-Operative Corporation's proposed 10'J million dollar steam generating power plant and transmission system in North Arkansas. The Arkansas Public Service Commission authorized construction of the project following a lengthy hearing. Output of the plant would be turned over to the Southwestern Power Administration, which in turn would supply power \o the three rural distributing co-ops that make up AECO. Project Opposed by APA-I, The AP&L and other large utilities opposed the project. McMath told Moses:' 'I have co-operated with you personally and in my capacity as governor, but I was not able to go along with you on the Ozark plant. You and your board members asked me to intercede with the PSC to deny that plant but I think we need that power. "I will support any program to get more power within this state whether you, the government, or the co-ops build it." Moses replied that his firm did not object to the right of the rural co-ops to construct generating plants but opposed the turning over of the power to SPA. McMath then added. "There's a difference of opinion there. I think that power is going to the REA co-o]is." Arkansas News Briefs— State Farmers Store 1,618,000 Bushels of Soybeans by Jan. 1 reports storage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK—Agricultural statistician Miles McPeek that Arkansas farmers bad ;,618,000 bushel« of soybeans In on their farms Jan. 1. This Is about three timet the amount In storage a year ago. The Production and Marketing Administration said 71,818 bushels of beans were mirier government loan In farm storage bins and that o5,oa« bushels were under government loan in warehouses. Magnolia to Vote on $100,000 Sheet Bond issue MAGNOLIA-A special election will be held here Feb 28 on a proposed S100.000 municipal bond issue for street repair. The Masnolla City Council has approved an ordinance calling for sale of the bounds, which would be paid from parking meter revenue. State Tax Collections Drop $600,000 in Month LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Stale tax collections dropped nearly $600,000 this month, compared with January, 1951. Revenue Commissioner Carl r. Parker > yesterday released the monthly (ax report showing general collections at »3,TO7,253. January iBal, collections were S4.334.153. Parker said a deelire in liquor tax payments accounted lor most of the revenue drop, the first in about a year. Jonesboro Firm Files for Incorporation UTTLE led articles Ford Official Indicates State « Not Ready for Bold Experiment LTTTLE ROCK (7P1 — The Vice president of the Ford Foundation's Fund for Education has indicated 1 that Arkansas educational leaders may not be interested in participating In the "bold" new teachers education exncrimcnt. In turning down a preliminary plan for Arkansas participation in the program submitted by Arkansas educators, Dr. Alvin C. Eurich said yesterday that a "specific" plan must be drafted—after the following questions are answered: "Are you Interested in R program of teacher education that concentrates In the first four years of general education? Are you prepared to go the \vho]e way, and are you interested In developing a fifth year of professional education that is tied in with the puoUc school system?" The Basir Ideas These are the basic ideas represented by the Ford Foundation's Teacher Education Program In which Arkansas has been selected to narticipatc. The 36-member planning committee, headed by Dr. Hcnrv H. Kroneuberg. dean of the University of Arkansas' College of Education, met with Dr. Eurich yesterday. Their rejected plan proposed revision of the state's teacher cduca- U-MI, teacher cert if ication and institutional accreditation standards over a three-year period of continuous sfudv and aporaisal. Not Interested in Talk Dr. PJurich said one foundation was not interested in financial? a plan requiring "two. three -or four nore years of further discussion.' Dr. Kronenberg said a sub-committee will meet next Tuesday to itart drafting a more specific plan. The foundation's vice president 5aid he was not here to "sell" a program on teacher education. He said that If the educatiors did not believe in the proqram. "then It won't be a success "anyway." R oc K - Gnlce and Roberta*, me., of Jonesboro ha, of incorporation to operate an electrical contracting busine* Aulhunzed capital *as listed ,t $50,000; incorporators Allen Grace, 1. H. Robertson and James .p. Hodges. FOKD FOR '5Z—Ford Motor Company's 195J models are scheduled to go on display here tomorrow at Phillips Motor Company, Walnut and Broadway, The new Fords feature extensive body re- designing, one-piece windshield and rear window and increased horsepower In both the six and eight- cylinder engine*. Mena Contractor Doesn't Wont Any More to Do on State Jobs LITTLE ROCK Ark,, road contractor who failed to obtain n highway contract, doesn't want anything more to do with state Jobs. Dexter Harrison testified before the Ark.-insas Highway Audit Com- mlrsion here yesterday about his •amnctions with n Ft. Smith equip- im tr, SdlQOls. ilosedby Virus Northwest Arkansas Students Hit by 'Influenza' Illness State License Deadline Today LITTLE ROCK UP,— Today is the deadline lor buying 1952 state automobile license plates without penalty in Arkansas. It also is the last day of the quail hunting season. » SUCK JOB—Dr. Gustav Eg- lofl, Chicago petroleum expert, shows oS a warm blanket made entirely from oil. Speaking before oil men in Kansas City, Dr. EgloSf pointed out that most of the clothes he is wearing \vere also made out o[ synthetic fabrics obtained from petroleum. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. r,asl Times Today "CRAZY OVER HORSES" I.eo Gnrccy & the Bowery Boys Friday "16 FATHOMS DEEP" ' with Arthur Lake, Lon Chancy & Lloyd Bridges Saturday ''SILVER ON THE SAGE" Hopalong Cassidy & Gabby Hayes Rubber Shoe Exports Curtailed by Malaya KUALA LUMPUR. Malaya (AP) -Export of Malayan rubber shoes io Great Britain is being prevented by tariff complications, the president of the Malayan Rubber Coods Manufacturers Association has said "We know that Malayan rubber shoes have an excellent future in Britain but we are going to export any to Britain unless the imperial preference requirements are ilRxeii," he stated. Noting that the tariff regulations require proof that SO per cent of NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 n.v The Associated Press An "influenza-type" virus infection that has closed several schools appears to be spreading in Arkansas. Schools In six northwest Arkansas cities were closed Wednesday following an outbreak of the virus. The schools are at Siloam Springs. FnrmhiEton, Prairie Grove, Gravette. Gentry and Hiwasse. Several rural schools in that area also ire reported closed. About SOO students were absent from classes in the Ft. Smith area Wednesday. Tlie schools v there are •emaining open, however. -School attendance In Washington bounty has decreased this week as i result of influenza and colds but classes will continue unless the situation becomes worse. Schools In the Malvcrn' district ivcre shut down- Wednesday when more than 800 students missed ilasses because of illness. All public imd parochial schools in Little Rock were closed Tuesday In an effort to stop the spread if the virus. he materials used were.of British Empire origin, he said to secure :his proof would entail a laborious, mostly accounting operation." Lnst Times Tonite "STARS IN MY CROWN' Grecr Garson Friday "REX, KfNG OF the WILD HORSES" Saturday v "MAN FROM TUMBLEWl-ED' Bill Elliott NOTICE Sow you can get daily over- L. A. TUCKER TRUCK LINES Elephant leather is so heavy that hide takes three years to tan. menl company In hopes ol doing business with the highway department. Would Xo( Appear Harrison, who had been listed as misting by the commission, salt! he wouldn't hm'e appeared It the subpoena hadn't caught up with him. He said that he purchased a steam shovel, an $30,000 gravel crushing plant and other equipment irom R. A. Young & Co,, Ft. Smith, on representation that the firm would aid him In obtaining some highway work. Harrison added that when he found cut late- that "other ar-|lust war. Meria, ranpeSems" had been made in regard lo o road project he canceller! the order on the gravel plant. It w«* too late to refuse the shovel, he said—it hart been delivered.' Ynung ConUctert He said that when ne contacted R. A. Young, Jr., and Charles Ycung. members of the firm, about not getting the road contract they told him they might be able to get him a State Game and Fish Commission Job near clarksvllle. "I told them I wasn't interested In any more ol their Jobs," added Harrison. Cabbies on Increase MONTREAL (AP)—Tnxicah company officials here said heavy snowstorms have given them their busiest winter In five years. Montreal now has more than 4,000 taxlcnbs. compared with about 800 during the Runaway Auto Chases Boy NEW YORK VP> - Thanks to quick thinking and a speedy pal of legs, 12-year-old Kenneth Sher man eluded a runaway automobile that chased him all over his Brooklyn neighborhood. It started with a routine intersection collision of an auto and a bus. Kenneth nnd a group of youngsters were playing touch- football when the crash came nearby. All scattered. The others took off eastward. Kenneth ran westward — toward home. The now-decontrolled auto jumped the curb, took alter Kenneth. The surprised lad took note, quickly reversed his field and headed south. The car struck a cellar grating, determinedly started across the 'street In hot pursuit— all the while with the upset driver struggling unsuccessfully wllh the wheel. Panic-stricken Kenneth tried hiding. The runaway next bounced off a parked car and rammed e. pole. Kenneth, hiding behind the same pole, was only slightly Injured. EDSON (Continued from Page «> tng Is on the wall. Bowles Propows a Program Ambassador Bogles' program for India was not too well received by Congress. He called for a four-year $250 million B year aid program for India. Half would be loans, half grants. He made clear this was his own Idea, not a Truman Administration nor a State Department program. The V. S. is giving India {50 million worth of Point Four technical assistance this year. Ambassador Bowles gave reports on what wai being done with some of that money. At Etowab. not far from Taj Hahnl in southern India, 102 villages In habited by 79 people In an area of 109 square miles have been taken under supervision of an American ex-county agent named Horace Holmes. He will someday be a.s famous In India as Johnny Appleseed I s In America. Holmes has Increased food production 48 per cent enough to feed 250,000 people, it U a mere beginning on what has to be dont. The big test for India and for Prime Minister Nehru and hh Con- Bless party comes in the next four years. That will be the end of In- J a's first live year plan. It will also ! the year for India's next national elections. The Issue then wtll be on whether India has raised the standard of living of Its 350 million people, and thereby licked Communist dissatisfaction. Ambassador Bowles like* to tel the story of Jimmy Yen, an Americanized Chinese who In 19*5 proposed a village Improvement plan Chiang Kai-shek. "I must flirt defeat Communlam in the field" the Generalissimo told him. "You will never defeat Oommu- Mlsm except In the villages," Yen prophesied. Today, on Formosa, Chains Kai-sek's government la working hard a t village Improvement, under American technical assistance guidance. There may be a moral in that, for India and aUa for the U. B. EVE! 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With front nprinpi t«i!orerf to the weight of OK* model, longer rciir springs «nd diagonally mounted nhock abnorbm, Ford'« Automatic HHo Control for '52 (ri v « yw" lliR smoothest, wisirat rkio of them all — a level ride on fitr3)ghLa»-ay» t an keel on curveH. With mtch modern linnign and r, f«flturr« M new Flight-Stylo Control Panel. new Pow*r-Pivot Clotoii awl Brako Pecfak, ivw Center-Fill Fueling, nod new oottnlflr- twlflnc^ hocnl and deck lid. Ford xSdo ^> to more dollars nnd centa value than, aay CMT in its pnoe duml IV *52 Ford haa kmgcr whcelbnao, wfcier front tread and greater length. Jt'n ' and hi^ intitie, with npncioua Rca for six «nd the largest locker r>f them nil. ItVa hig family car that's 8 plcaaurc to own. With MITOWCT cnrrw-r p41Ur», picture alJ nround and • rear windo , you have "all-direction 1 " vision that •rid* to your enjoyment »nd youj M/ety, Both Uie new Ford Mileage Mnkcr Sii and the Strato-Star V-8 have the exclusive Kord 'Automatic Power Pilot. This completely integrated carburetion - j jfni I ion -comb nation •ystem give* you high-comprr^ion "regular" gas—a money-fwmng feature. made, greater stncfes •forward for % S2 than any other in its class/ Come In and sec it A 'Yew con pay mere but you can't buy A better! PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chiekasawba Phone 4453

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