The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 28, 1950 · Page 9
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MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1950 Truman and U.S. Engineers Must Apply Fund Cut S«nato-HoiiM Group Reduce* Amount for Flood Control Work , Aug. M. tfh-lt up to President Truman and the Army Engineers to apply t »16,000,000 cut which a joint House- Sen«t« Conference Committee made In proposed appropriations for flood conlrol and navigation projects. The committee reported to the House that It agreed on a bill providing approximately $654.000,000 'or Hood control and rivers and harbors work. The House parsed the compromise *35.500.000,000 general appropriations bill, Including the waterways fund*, »nd wnt the bill to the Seriate. Below genale Figure nie I'ompromlse total Is some 476.000.000 below what the Senate voted several weeks ago. However. It Is $54.000.000 above what the H"UKS approved lasb spring. The bill now includes $383.408,240 to general flood control projects. $188.811.500 for rivers and harbors projects. $66,422.400 for flood control work on the lower Mississippi »nd tributaries, and $2,542,000 for the Sacramento River. Generally, the committee did not recommerci that any specific projects be cut. Instead, It cited a letter from President Truman instructing the Army "to give first priority to those activities which contribute directly to national defense." conference committee's re- ld further: ^e civil works program of the Corps of Engineers will be reviewed to insure that no new project* are initiated unless they make an Important contribution to the. war eltort and that only those projects now under construction which meet one or more of (certain) criteria n-iil be continued durlnjr the period of partial mobilization." Criteria Set Up Th. criteria follow: Th« project must Include development of power; provide industrial or municipal water supply In critical ar^as; be a dam and reservoir where closure i» underway and which should be completed to the point of, useful operation; be an important harbor or waterway; protect important industries or major food producing areas; be such that It can be completed In 1951 and not Involve low if terminated; not oompete In use of critical materials. Undated thi« plan, a committee member «ald, the Engineers will reexamine ' »11 the projects— several hundred in all W states — to determine how they fit In with the Con- ItrestionsI directive and also with th^jSresident'j order to hold spend- ihg^o Maenttati. Thu», he «*ld, new projects not rcgaided as essential will be held up, while non-essenttal projects now underway might be reduced or even halted 1 where no loss will re- ault from «uch a halt. EDSON Continued from P»ge t tion, and the thing that has pre vented many high-cost government contract* being made for the relief of small business or unemployment -In a particular area Is a firm ruling by Comptroller General Lindsay C Warren. He has held that all contracts must be let to the lowest bidder, where competitive bidding fc called for. in this he is fully supported by law. Competitive Bidding S«TW Taxpayers' Money Mr. Warren has approved strain Ine^thls law on only one point. T^»-ls In case of a tie bid. The usual practice has been for the tied bidders to draw lots to see which one got the contract. Present practice is to give the contract to the bidder whose plant Is fn a distressed area. But this practice has been followed only once In the past year, In awarding a contract to Kelly-Springfield at Cumberland, Md. The competitive bid contract i; the tairest and best, from the tax- pavers' standpoint. But the govern, ment.ddes also make "ncgotintcc contracts"' and give "educationa orders." • Eduational orders are placed when one ot the armed services for instance, wants to have some tac- RI.YTHEVTU-E. (ARK.l COyiUER NEWS WINDY WINKER - Alarjorie Adams- 22, won out over 14 rivals and was named Miss Chicago in semi-finals of beauty contest at the Chicago Fair. She'll represent the Windy City Ln the annual Miss America contest at Atlantic City. N J. Vets on Jobs Show Increase WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.' W) — More World War II veterans—13.300,000 of them—had jobs In July than in any month since VJ day, the Labor Department has reported. But 673,000 veterans were unemployed in July. 133,000 more than in Jui'.e. The report attributed the increase primarily to veterans leaving school to seek jobs. tory prepared to go into mnss production of & particular product, if and when needed. Negotiated contracts are made (or secret materials. The entire $750,000,000 stockpiling program Is done on a negotiated basis. Aiiy would-be seller to the government who can get a contract removed from the competitive bid field and put Into either of the other classifications can naturally expect to get a higher price. And that's where the Influence Peddlers and special fixers with «.political pull try to do business. There is no squawk against the Five Percenter who collects his commission for legitimate brokerage. It Is only when he goes into the political pressure field this his operations become shady. When some old. established firm In some line finds that the prospect fot a piece of business disappears lnV« negotiated contract. Us Washington representatives go nuts, though there isn't anything much they can do -about It. CHANGE .f LIFE? Ara you golnff through the fu 'middle age' period peculiar t :ttonaj „_ r f s-omen (38 to 52 yrs.j? Docs this mnke you Buffer trom hot flnshcs, feel so ncrt- ouj. hli^i-strung, tired? 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