The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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FACE TWO BI/TrtlEVirj.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Future of Barge Line Questioned Decision Is Asked; Budget Also Holds River Work Funds WASHINGTON 1 , Jan. 10. UP) — Confess was nskorl by President Truman yesterday to reach a decision thts session on the future of the Federal Barpre Lines. ITe presented this picture Jn his annual budget: The Federal Barse Line !s con- (Inuhijf to lose money. It cjmnot operate profitably without new, modern equipment; it has no fund;; with which to buy new equipment. "It is evident," his message said, "that some decision as lo the rehabilitation of deteriorated and obsolete equipment should be made during fiscal year 1950 (pnding nr-xl June 30), Profitable operation of the corporation does not appear possible under existing conditions." The President sugRe.stocJ Congress hike the capital stork authorization n£ the Inland '\S*a!i?rv.".u-s Corjwra- tion, which operates the 1 Federal Bar^e Lines, from $15,000,000 to $18,000,000, "Until such time as this additional stock is authorized, nn approprm- tlon can be obtained to replace Die obsoleie floating sqtipment now in operation." he said. Legislation now is ponding on Congress to increase the capital stock authorization of the corporation,. The "Federal Baree Lines operates on the Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois and V/Rrrior Rivers, it provides the only less tiiau curloa-I barge service available to .small shippers on those rivers. Klvcr Funds Askrtl WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. 0V)—If Congress accepts President Truman's recommendations, it uiJl appropriate 572,000.000 for flood con_- trol work on the Lower Mississippi River and It* tributaries in the 1951 fiscal year. It compares with his recommendation of 570,000,000 a year n«o and ach'al $67,000.000 appropriations by Congress. In addition, the President sug- gesred $500,000 lor an emergency fund on the Lower Mississippi, the ' same amount voted lor this year. The Lower Mississippi River projects includes the river from Cape Gtrairdeau, Mo., to the Gulf of Mexico and the basins of the St.j Francis, Yazoo, To lisas and Atcha- fiJaya Rivers. Bayou LaFourche and lands around Ijike Pont char- train, La. The overall plan conttmplater raf.sin? and strong the tiing 1,600 mile* of existing levee. 1 ; along the main river and enlarging or build- Ing 1/fOO miles of levee along tributary rivers. Up to July 1, 1949, a total of 1627,000,000 had been appropriated for the work, to cost an estimated 11,038.000,000. Mrfin river levees arc about 70 per eerit complete, (he main river bank: stabilization about 60 per cent, done white progress on the trihu- iflrJe* varies. CANADA CLAIMS "MOST POWERFUL FIGHTER PLANE"-This long-range, all-ivcalhcr fighler—the CF 100—built lor the Royal Canadian Air Force, is said to be the most powerful fighter plane in the world. The plane, seen in Ottawa, is Canada's first front-line lighter. Amateur Radio Operators Saluted For Their Work During ice Storm 1881 Building Restriction Dooms New Structure WASHINGTON — (tP) — Louis Burman, real estate man, built a »tor« building. Then a resident of PARAGOULD. Ark,, Jan. 10. (AP>+~ —Amateur shortwave radio operators were given a salute todaj- by a conimercial radio station operator. When iasl v-'eek'.s icrp storm knocked out the Associated Prcts news wire to radio .station KDI13, Paragould, for a short period, Trd R;md, general manager of the .station, appealed to "hanis" for help In relaying news lor broadcast by KDRS. Eads D o u g 1 a -s, vrho operates W5HCP !n pnrngould and Ls a former co-owner of KDRS, put in a cull for amateur operators in the Little Rock area to inquire if tlioy would relay a new., report to KDRS uiuil ILs news wire was ic.slored. Liltle Rock is hCiidQimrLcrs lor AP operations in Arkansas. That was 011 Friday night. Before the night iva.*? over, 21 hams in Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma had offered to help, RnmE snid. Cole Ogleirce, W5KGU, was the first "ham" in Little Rock to respond. La tor. It was nr ranged for Richard D. Hall, W5G1I. Nr,rth Little Rock, to handle the news relay to Douglas because Hall's station i.s nearer the AP Bureau in Little Rock, than Octree's.' Douglas rigpcd a tape-recorder In hLs radio shack for recorded news bulletins Hall rclayt'ri, parsing thorn on io KDRS for broadcast. In nearby Swifton, Ark., Rand said, "ham" open*tor Chnrle.s Mc- CoiUun, W5BAP, also copied the news report .»iii ea^e the Pnrngould receiver encountered interference. Rand said amonc those offering to help was Mayor George Steed, Pine Bluff, who operates a "ham" station—W5BUX, Said Rnncl: "flam operators are famous for their services in time of disaster and lost week they showed they're ready for any kind of an aaaten- inont when a enifjhbor needs a lift." the neighborhood brought up nn 1881 covenant which prohibited buildings from extending closer than 30 feet from the sidewalk. Burman went to court and lost. The case went to the Supreme Court, which refused to rule. "T guess I'll have to tear down the whole building/* Burman snid — "but I'm seriously considering setting up a tombstone on the vacant Int." Bii Boyle Denies He's Looking for Toft Opponent COLUMBUS. O., Jan. IQ-f/Tt— Demlcratic national chairman William H. Boyle denieri yesterday his Columbus visit was to help select a cnnilitiaie to oppose Sen, Robert A- Tali tR-Oliioj in the Mf»y primary. "It i.s the policy of the Democratic national organization not to eater into any primary fights anywhere. We won't nUcmpt to dictate to Ohio Democrats whom tliey should or shoulrt not nominate," Boyle told newsmen. Boyle plans to visit for two days with party leaders. labor and farm groups. The national chairman admitted on quest ion ing he had been re- qviesKul by several Oniuans to Intervene in the senatorial situation. Ue denied any potential nanclidnte had made f>\ich ajijieal. Boyle asserted th? democratic national organization v>'fis more interested In defeating Senator Tali than it was it] electing Democrat sntiators in other Mates. At the same tim.? he denied rumors the democratic administration would tike to sec- Senator Taft re-olrclcd in hope that Vie would emcrfie as the RR])Lihlican presidential candidate in 1950. TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 19SO President Asks Huge Sum for US Waterways WASHINGTON. Jan. IO-<YP>— President Trmnnn asked Congress yest-. rtlay io vote $79B,AOO.OOO lor die country's wntenvoys j/rograms in fiscal 1051, starling next July 1, Of this total, the bulk would BO n.s follows: S47A.447.000 for general (tnoct control projects, $240,714.000 lor river and harbor pro- Jetts arid $72,000,000 for flood control work on the lower Mississippi River and Us tributaries. A year aijo. the president askcri 3804,011,700 for those three pro- grains- Congress trimmed his rc- iiuc.sts to $fi;i0.896,090. divided us follows: flood control S^fi(5,-106,-JOO. rivers and harbors $I97.-J8!),690 and lower Mississippi $07,000,000. The President r^coininendcd thnl appropriiitinns be limited to f t o- jccrts alrendy underway that no new projects he started now. He also took occasion to outline 1 to Congress n i.s plan to provide "sounder and more efficient programs In Inter years." 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