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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1950 Bureau Favored For River Jobs Truman-Approves Plan Taking Work From U.S. Engineers WASH1NOTON, Feb. 3. (If)— President Truman is reporlcd to have § proved Redaiu.-Uion Bureau par- ipution in studies for development or tlic Arkansas, White and Red River basins. But Rep. Norrcll of Arkansas says announcement of this by Secretary of Ihc Interior Chapman "doesn't change tilings at all." Chapman inndc public a letter from Ihe Budget Bureau selling forth Mr. Truman's views on proposed waterways developments. The letter said the President approves Chapman's recommendation that the Army Kngineers not be permitted lo handle construction ol (lie proposed irrigation project in the Grand Prulrlc area in Arkansas. Norrell commented: ••The Interior Department still objects to the Grand • Prairie project being built by the Army Engineers and I am still insisting It." Norrcll salcl the pioj'cct is in pending authorization bill passed by the House and pending in the Senate. "The bill provides that the work shall be done by the War Department." the Congressman said. "This it approves the entire project, it does net carry authorizations for funds Jor the reclamation feature. However, 1 am confident we will obtain this authorization eventually and that the Army Engineers will construct the project." BLYTHEVILT.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN PAGE THREE Boyle's Parlor May Suffer- Decorators Snub Its Decor BERLIN BRIGHTENS UP A BIT—The Berlin man-in-thc-street long accustomed lo Russians and rations, K0 t an unexpected treat when a fashion store in the British sector hired live models lo advertise its new slock of nylon hosiery. Fraternal Order ?lans to Set Up Blytheville Lodge Plans for organization of a Loyal Order of Moose lodge in Blytheville were advanced last night at a KCC- onri organizational meeting of prospective members In ^he Hotel Noble. The meeting was conducted by Hugh Gee of St. Joseph, Mo., district membership director. He announced that more than the 100 men required to obtain a lodge charter had signed applications. Another orgnnizatioiial meeting will be held next Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Mirror Room of the Hotel Noble. Two films will be shown at this meeting—one on "Mooschavcn," the organization's Florida community for dependent Moose members over 65, and another oil "Child City," the home and school operated at Moosehart, fnri., for children of deceased Moose members. Churchill Says Stalin Called Hess Flight An Invasion Plot Fiber for textiles has been produced „ successfully from, cotton- jttfci portein. This new synthetic iradr is about three-fourths as strong es wool when dry, feels soft to the hand, and has good dyeing characteristics. Its natural color is yellow or light orange. MERCY TRIAL JUDGE-Su- pcrior Court Judge John A. Cornell, above, is presiding at the murder tri.iJ of Carol Ana Paight, Bridgeport, Conn., college senior, charged with Ihe "mercy killing" of her father who was dying of cnncer. war was viewed by an Anglo-German NEW YORK, Feb. 3—Wi—The strange, one-man fliKht of Hitler's lop aide. Rudolph Hess, to Britain during the Josef Stalin plot to invade Russia. This is related by Winston Cliur- hill in the third volume of his war memoirs '•The Grand Alliance," appearing serially in Life Magazine and the New York Times. Britain's wartime leader says that later at a meeting wilh Stalin in Moscow, the Russian premier refused to believe it when Churchill denied the suspected plot. VWhcn I make a statement of facts within my knowledge, I expect it to be accepted," Churchill writes, adding that Stalin merely grinned and said: "There arc lots of things that happen even here in Russia which our secret service does not necessarily tell me about." Churchill deplores the life sentence subsequently imposed on Hess as a war criminal, saying the German atoned for his guilt by "his completely fantastic deed of benevolence" in his abortive "peace mission." "He was a medical and not a criminal case," Churchill says, "and should he so regarded." He reveals that 11 months before Pearl Harbor, Franklin I). Roosevelt promised to help Britain win the war "at all costs and by all means." The pledge was delivered to England on Jan. 11, 19-11, by Roosevelt's personal envoy. Harry Hopkins, who Churchill quotes as saying: "The president Is determined that \ve shall win the war together. He has sent me here -in tell you that all costs by all means he will carry you through, no matter what happens to him." By the spring of thnt year, with passage of the lend-leasc bill, Churchill says the u. S. was moving nearer to w a r. cind Roosevelt's ";wwerful intervention soon became effective." Churchill praises Hopkins as "a true leader of men" who played a sometime decisive role in the war and who was for several years "the main prop and animator of Roosevelt himself." "He was a soul that flamed out of a frail and failing body," Churchill writes. FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP FAftMUS INSURANCE EXCHANGE 1 TIUCS INS. EXCHAMCt Sore irith Sajclj Without Sacrificing Protection N.C1 M_4«DISTRICT OfTICE \V. L. "BILL" WALKER District Agent 200 Isaacs Bid);., Phone 3190 Res. Phone ZII3 -Master Plumber- JORDAN PLUMBING COMPANY, Inc. All Work Guaranteed For 12 Months I 531 North 10th. I'hnnc 6001 For Expert LAUNDRY &DRY CLEANING Call-4474- NU-WA Iowa plant scientists are working on popcorn Diiit will expand 30 times. NEW YORK (AP)—Chalk 1950 down as a complete failure for me. We've Bone and mUscd it again. Missed what? Why, missed having our parlor picked as one of the Leu best-dre.sKcd living rooms In Manhattan. The selection was made by some housekeeping firm that says it manicures mast of tlic mansions "listed In the social register"—although 1 thought the social register catalogued people rather than homes. The firm said i( chose the teri living rooms from some 500 nominees. And it estimated the value of the furnishin«.s in the lucky winners at about $500,000- or $50,009 a room. There must be' some error here. Could any living room actually cost $50,000? What would they paper it with—mink? Who were the winners? Well. 960 fifth Avenue (Mrs, John need Topping) placed first. The second place living room declined to give tl.s ad- drc.ss .but admitted it was owned by Elisabeth Arrtcn, a lady who bus notions about lotions. Then, third, came 550 Park Avenue, lived v.\ by Mrs. Danny Kayo: fourth. 20 East 60th Street, inhabited by Mrs. Deems Taylor, and Fifth. 630 Park Avenue, where Mrs. Mary Roberts Rinelunl dwells. All tile other prize-winning living rooms were from the tony Upper East Side except 25 Central Park We.st. a dark horse entry from the other side of town, in which li'lie! Merman sings after supper. It placed eighth. What worries me is what happens when I go home to 541 East 20lli Street, Apartment -8F. That is where my living room hangs out. How can I face it? The first thing it will say Is. "Don't try to hold the news back Ii-oin me, Why didn't 1 will?" And the more 1 try to console it. tlic more unhappy it will eel. (Of course, I wouldn't dare tell it that It didn't, even make- (lie original list of 500). "What's tlic matter, do I need my ma lilted?" it will plead. Or— "Tell me the tr.ith, Is my radiator showing?" This will go on for days and days. \vlth my living rom developing more :uid more of an inferiority complex. "Oh, you don't have to tell me— top I 1 know I'm hopelessly out-of-date," it will sigh "Just mahogany and old lace—that's me. I've hud my clay. You should have gotten yourself a younger living room." Then my living room will begin to brood—and blame me. "Look, big boy." it will sniff, "if you'd spend a little money on me maybe all the other parlors In town wouldn't be laughing at me. "I'm just as good as any other Suing room at heart." And it will go on: "I round out that those prlzc- vaiining living rooms had $50.000 worth of frou-frou In Ihom. You know what you spent on me allo- SCllK-r—$08-1.33? No wonder I look like I don't have anything to wear." Delicvc it or not, I'll then have to start borrowing from the bank to pep my old living room up. "Knoiigh of this mongrel Victorian scrap," it will say. "I'm going Inturistic even if you have to henna my sofa." And by the time we win a prize, well, I'll be living over the hill il Ihe poorhouse. And the neighborhood hockshop owner will be sitting in my living room, waiting to accept its medal. Isn't there already enough trouble in tile world caused by gh'ir:; 1 prizes to people? why start making parlors ambitious? Bell Says Rate Of Return on Capital Down ST. r.OUrs. pet,. 3 (/r,_ NPtl | n _ come of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. lin,i y r; ,r was $2.572,ii7a higher th;m in 1948 but it represented a won! low rale of return -'i c.ipil.i) invested. l'i .1 report niiirie public last ichl. the company said Its net. income last year was $1(3.159 905 c<>;llpni«l niii, SKI.587.28fi for 1348.' Tile "oniiuniy placed Its r.-ile of return cm capital Invested last venial 3W per cent, compared with 4.0S per simp !hp previous vcnr Kara- iiiB.s on common stock fell to $4 lio per share from $5.23 In 1918, the report said. It added: "The continued rise in the cost of providing telephone sen-Ire lm.« mil far ahead of the rale Increases which have been allowed the company. "The piosent annual cost of wact; increases granted <|nrln K the past len years is $7U.OOO.O()D but postwar rik iiici'uses, including those Riven «" f. (eiiipcnnry basis, (odil only $25.000,00(1 to the end of 1!)19." The company saW appllciitions for further rate boosts arc pciullvg or planned in most of Its six-slate i-rr-,1 — .Missouri. Kansas. Arkansas, Oklahomn, Tcxns nud a small nart of Illinois. Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained n inrriiiKC license at Hie onice of Miss KllKiljcth Blythe, yeslcr<lny. Kphurti Hotel-is and Mrs. Pcr- nieliil Mnrlin, both of Blylhcville. Steam, formed from moisture, h: the kernel. Is what pops popcorn. 'Mo' Has 12-Foot Gash in Hull PORTSMOUTH, Va., Feb. 3. (IT)— 12-foot IOHB gasn was sliced in the: battleship Missouri's bottom when she grounded on Thimble •Shonl, n drydock Inspection disclosed yeslcrdny. An Atlantic Fleet spokesman reported the Btisli, which caused flood- in)- of three double bottom compartments, was cut by a sharp steel plate believed to be part of a wrecked ship on the bottom ol Chesapeake Hay. A small portion of the plntc sllll wns stuck in the opening when the ship's bottom was Inspected. Salvage experts believe the steel plate played n big part 111 holding the 45.000-ton warship prisoner on the shoal for 15 days. Silo was freed Wednesday on the fifth refloating attempt and towed to the Norfolk Nuvn.1 Shipyard at Portsmouth. The gash is the only damngc that will require repair, the fleet spokesman snld. There are "several minor nicks In the ship's propellers." but these will require no repair, he reported. The engines are undamaged but snnd and niucl In the condensers must be cleaned out, he added. fieur Admiral Homer N. Wallin commandant of the shipyard nnti deputy chief of the salvage operation, said he Is "fairly certain the big Mo will be ready for sea In seven days nod possibly In five, of Kansas Governor Hits Spendthrift Government ( TULSA, Okla,, Feb. 3-W-porees prone to cast aside" constitutional safeguards are undermining th« national government, Gov. ^~s "arlson of Ksnsns believes. He was principal speaker at an innual dinner meeting i as t n | 8nt >f the Alexander Hamilton Club a local Republican organization The governor described the present federal administration as » ''spendthrift" government that Is leading the. United States to dls- "Mililary conquest is not the only way by which this nation can reduced," Carlson said 'Systematic Infiltration of Communist Ideals, unsound and unwise fiscal and government policies extreme and unbearable taxation, can In time accomplish the same end." 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