The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 3, 1950
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB Hydroelectric Power in Korea Is Important to Communist China Br FRED HAMPSON HONG KONO, Oct. 3. W)—Why U Communist China apparently so worried about the 38th Parallel in Korea? • Undoubtedly one reason Is the Yalu hydroelectric power grid built by the Japanese to supply industries in both Manchuria and Korea. Now that South Korean troops have crossed 38 and the Communist lime of North Korea seems about collapse, the Chinese Beds see possible interruption of power to their vital Manchurian Industries. Presumably the Chinese Red view is this: • If all Korea Is unified under the Unite* Nations the all-Important Yalu River power dams will pas: Into hands considerably less friendly. . The fear of such could explain the a developmen many threats Chinese Communists have made to Intervene In the Korean war — threats which appeared efforts to discourage U.N. forces from drivin; Into North Korea.. Red China's Premier Chou, En-la said Sunday In a speech observing the first anniversary of the Com rmmist government of China tha his country will not "supinely to! rate seeing their,neighbors being avagely invaded by imperialists." "Country Will Not T»1*T«U" This is the background of the 'apan-built power dams on the Valu which forms the boundary b«- ween Manchuria and Korea: After Japan's defeat In World War II these dams passed first to he Russians, then to the Korean Reds. Later, when the Chinese Reds drove the Chinese Nationalists from Manchuria, the dams continued under the operation of the : North Koreans, As the Chinese Communists launched their big program of rebuilding Manchuria's Industries, Yalu power was of vital importance, It presented no particular problem so long as the dams remained In the hands of friendly Korean Reds In the overall picture, Red China would seem to have little to gain ijy involving herself In the Korean war Still, she cannot afford to lose the major source of power for Man churia, Communist China's main In dustrial area. Whether this power is worth risk Ing war is a question yet to be an swered. Hut the Chinese Commun Ists are very touchy about Man huria. Why? Manchuria Is the only lerrljory hey hold where a modern indus- rlallzitlon program might succeed. They have made tremendous effort here. • Some observers say: If the Chl- lese Reds fail In Manchuria, they 'all everywhere. The Manchurian power problem s an outgrowth ot the Korean war .hat was not foreseen—au embarrassment not so much for Russia as for Red China. It is like the Interposing of the American Seventh Fleet around Formosa—also an unforeseen development and one which embarrasses Red China more than Russia. This hns prevented the Chinese Reds; from carrying out announcet plans to Invade the Nationalist- held Island this year. And the Reds cannot say their revolution In China Is complete until they "liberate 1 Formosa. In fact, the Chinese Communist seem to be taking such a beatin out of the Korean war that man an observer out here wonders how much longer they will be willing t take the rap for Moscow's mlscal culntions. farmer Orr's 'Never-E mpfy' Water Barrel Remains Full Despite Skeptics, Trespassers SIMMONS, MO.. Oct. 3. (ffh- who* puts Lhe water in Farmer Orr's bar rel? Gum-booted John H. Orr says he doesn't know. Neither do 20,000 curious sightseers who have peered through a wire-mesh fence at the never-empty casfe in the chicken yard on Orr's Ozark mountain farm. .* Apparently none of the visitors •possessed any scientific credentials TSO there is no word' from any recognized authority on what causes an apparent phenomenon. Here's what is known and reported: Last May 12, the 70-year-old Onset about constructing a drinking trough tor his white leghorn Hock. He set up a 50- gollon oak barrel on a frame of two-by-sixes resting at one side of a" piece on a piece of six-by-six Umber and on the other against the stump of a tree. The barrel was set on two one-by- fiix planks laid across the frame. That raise It 14 Inches or more from the ground. Ah automatic valve was fixed to . regulate the Bow 'from ,the barrel Into the'chickens' -drinking trough so that as long as there is wAter in the barrel the trough will re main filled. , . , : • '. } ••";. ; Tub Top* Barrel Qrr ?: and : his ' grey-haired wife (who also!clumps around the farm in (Tumboprs) -hauled trie first barrel-full of :l water.' ifomfoearby. Piney River, ^ -wecX^Ster"VdVr fitted 'i a secori'd r(;imft arid placed a'wash tub'over:toe top io k«p out l«ave; ^nd Irtish: Shortly thereafter Orr became II and Mrs. prr took over the chore: When she got around to checkinj the water barrel she was surprisei to discover It : brimful." Sne had no visitors and the Orr's 250 chick ens had been using the water suppl constantly. Their estimated con sumption Is three gallons a day. Grapevine Carries N«ws She told the story and the moun tain grapevine carried the new. Neighbors began dropping in to se for triemselves. Eventually the stor got to the newspapers and then tc national circulation. As the sumtne waned, first scores, then hundrec began trekking to the Orr farm One member of the family starte a "guest book" and kept it goin until 20,000 names had been enter ed. Visitors registered from sue places as Hawaii, Scotland a n points in South America. At least once, some sceptics main tained a 24-hour watch. The wate level remained unchanged. On Sept, 14, a prankster over turned the barrel. Mrs, Orr refille it and since then, by all account, the water has maintained its leve - Weather Is Normal '•^Weather conditions have bee ^rorrnal In this area since May 12— which means not too much rain an certainly not enough to keep a ba rel which should lose three gallon a day at least diminishing. Now .the orrs have decided th: the public' has s«^n enough. A those strangers tramping, aroun the farm were damaging the pro erty, they claimed. So the *'no trespassing" sign is now posted. Orr has offered no public explanation. Mrs. Orr says it "might be an act of God." r ox Court Partially Approves •iiring of 'Five Percenters' WASHINGTON, Oct. !. (AP) — he United States Tax Court gave ondltional approval today to the racUce of hiring "five percenters" obtain defense production con- rncls. Manufacturers can deduct the ees they pay such contract-getting gents from their Income tax as ordinary and necessary business xpenses" if the agents don't use undue influence" on government fficials. the court ruled. Specifically, the court said the SURPRISE WITNESS—Gov. Forrest Smith of Missouri (above), a rose in his lapel, sits on Ihc wllncs stand as he appears in Kansas oily, Mo,, before the Senate crime Investigating committee lieiulcrt by Sei Estes Kefauver (ID-Tenn). Gov. Smith, a surprise witness, appeared after the committee tiad 'heard test: niony about contributions to his 1948 gubernatorial campaign. He said the late Charles Blnnggio, slai Kansas City political figure, never had tried to influence him in matters pertaining to [lie Kansas Cit police department. <AP Wirepholo). ing that probable consequences win be to deprive Inhabitants ol gas or water." Iritish Ponder Use of Old Low n Gas Strike LONDON, Bug., Oct. 3. (/P(—The British government moved on two routs today against London gas •orkcrs who meanwhile met' to dc- ide whether lo end a 17-day strike. Acting o ti aiders o f Attorney General Sir Hartley Hhawcross. uthorltics invoked an 1875 law ant) ummcmetl 10 of the 1,450 strikers ' a court hearing tomorrow. The London Dally Express meanwhile reported that skilled navy lien from their base at Chatham .•ere being sent into London la vork at Ihc gas works. The strike—for a Ilircc penny 3VS cents) an hour raise—has darkened easllt streets In much of London's oldest section. Gas supply homes also hns been cut down. The 1875 law provides a maximum penalty of £20 <$5I>) or three. nonths' Jail lor "wilfully and maliciously breaking a contract kuow- / The oldest known extant stands on Broad Street at Salem, Vn. It was insulated with mineral wool In 1882. DREIFUS DIAMONDS of unmatched VALUE... KEROSENE & FUEL OIL Dial 4091 or 740 Shirley Hip|i XOUR FRIENDLY' MAGNOLIA DEALER let-na-Standard Engineering Com- iany of Youngstown,' O,, properly leducted $59,496 paid In commis- Jons over a 17-month period to a Washington, D. C., firm which lelped it get wartime contracts to auild gun carriages for the army. Rejecting arguments of the In- ernnl Revenue Bureau that the laim should not be allowed, the ourt held that the Washington Irm, Milburn and Brady, inc., did not use "personal influence with i ny govern men t re presentat ive to ibtain the contracts which gave •ise to its cinopcnsatlon." , Investigating Commit? : eej'last year inquired at length into he" activities of five percenters, so named because the yoften charge a Ive per cent fee for help in obtaln- ng government contracts. Milburn and Brady did not figure in the investigation. The tax court In the Aetna- Standard case brushed aside evidence that members of the Wash- .ngton firm were "personally acquainted" with Army and Navy officers or were related to a Navy procurement officer. It said: "The use of a manufacturer's representative to give assistance in 1 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Hoard ot Directors of the St. Francis Levee District ol Arkansas will meet at its domicile at West Memphis, Arkansas, on the 19th day of October, 1950, at 10 o'clock A.M. for the purpose of canvassing the results of the -special election held October 3. 1950. Said election was held for the purposes of determining whether the Board of Directors of the St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas be authorized to cooperate with the United States Government in the execution of a'certain project for flood protection and major drainage improvements in the St. Francis River Basin^ Missouri and Arkansas, according to the outline of the plan for such project which was filed in the office of the District on the 8!h day of June, 1950. and any amendments, modifications or extension of said plan which may hereafter be adopted by. the United States Government; -and whether the Board of DirectoJTi-'of-the District shall be authorized to; exercise'; with respect to the project the powers conferred on the District and assume the obligations required under the provisions of Act, No. 249 of the Acts of the General Assembly of Arkansas for 1949, which became effee- Brozil Voting Begins Today RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Oct. 3. (£»j—Brazil's voters decide in a free election today whether Getulio Vargas, the man who tore up the country's constitution and ruled as dictator until the army deposed him, shall return to the presidency- Some 11,000,000 persons are eligible to mark their choice between the ageing (67), astute and unrepentant former strong man and two leading Presidential candidates. soliciting business ts a common practice among business concerns dealing with the government," tive on the at.h day of March, 1&49. Said meeting is open to the public and any owner of land within the boundaries of the St. Francis Levee District may appear and challenge or cause in writing the'certificate of results of tbe election. WITNESS my hand as President of the Board of Directors of the St. Francis Leve6 District of Arkansas, this 4th day of October, 1950. C, J. LOWRANCE, Jr. President Attest,; W. 6. 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