EIGHT (AKK.) COUKIJSK MtiWS After Many Defeats, St. Lawrence Seaway May Become Reality By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — Every president for 30 years- Including President Eisenhower — has blessed the idea of making the St. Lawrence River a seaway for ocean going ships to travel between the Atlantic and the Great Lakes. For a week the Senate has been debiting * bill to make the United States » partner. with Canada In developing such a seaway. This would mean deepening the channel •nd building some locks at a cost of M million dollars to this country, 175 millions to Canada. This issue has bounced around in Congress since the end of World War I. But whenever it came to a vote, sometimes after weeks of debate, as It did in 1934, 1944, 1948 «nd 19S2, the Senate voted it down. It may not do so now. In this wssion the House has not yet tcted. ' Canada Fed Up Canada, 'fed up waiting, finally (aid she would develop the sea. way, with or without U.. S. help. It's set to begin work by itself, U necessary. Through the years milltar chiefs of staff, the secretary defense, the National Securit Board and the National Securit Resources Board have approve the idea. Elsenhower says thi country should take part for th flake of national security. This is the picture: A watery highway 1,185 mile long stretches north from Lake On tario through the St. Lawrence River and gulf to the Atlantic. For 114 miles the river is the boundarj between the United States and Canada. Any American develop jnent would be in that, 114-mile stretch. The rest of the waterway is in Canada. If Congress approves, this coun- labor. Here are main arguments of the opponents: A 27-foot channel is impractical because big ships can't use it ;the seaway would be frozen at least four months a year: It's not necessary, since the railroads, hauling freight to and from the Eastern ports, can take care of Midwes shipping problems; it would re quire federal funds better spen elsewhere. Main opponents of the seawa; include railroads, who'd lose th' >usiness that went by ship; coa miners whose best customers are he railroads, and the big Eastern )orts. try will Join Canada in deepening the river channel where necessary to a. minimum of 27 feet, building locks, and charging tolls for the ships passing through. If the United States doesn't Join up. Canada alone will collect the toils, mostly from U. S. ships. Work by this country would cover perhaps a total of 11 miles, plus the building of three locks and guard gates. Canada would do any deepening needed elsewhere, build four locks, and widen the Welland Canal, which Joins Lakes Ontario and Erie. The work would take about six years. Sen. Wiley (R-Wis), leading the Senate fight for the bill, estimates 75 per cent of U. S. merchant ships could come down the seaway. For the rest the channel wouldn't be deep enough. The biggest of the ships which came through could go no farther west than Toledo. Ohio. Widening the Great Lakes' channels so such ships could travel farther west would have to wait for some other day. Meanwhile, the state of New York and the province of Ontario plan to build river power dams— whether or not the United States Joins Canada in developing the seaway—with a capacity of 12,500.000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. This would be divided equally between New York and Ontario. New York could distribute its share of the power as far east as Maine. Total cost of this program: 600 million dollars. Here are main arguments for American participation in the sckway: If the United States doesn't get in on it, Canada will do it alone, and collect the tolls: the seaway would cut 1,000 miles off the open- sea route to West Europe; in case of war it would give this country Just that much transportation nnd the Great Lakes shipyards could build oceangoing ships, at least up to the size of destroyers; the Midwest would have a direct water route to the sea, meaning some cheaper freight rates. Supporters of the idea, besides the Eisenhower administration, include farm organizations, the CIO, most rural electric cooperatives, a lot of Midwest chambers of commerce, and state federations of TUESDAY, JANUARY 19,1954 NEW OLDSMOBILE — The 1954 Oldsmobile will go on display here tomorrow in the showroom of Horner-Wilson Motor Co., 309 East Main. Styling changes in the new Olds models includes a wrap-around windshield. Horsepower in the Super 88 and 98 models has been increased from 165 to 185. Shown above is the Super 88 four-door sedan. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:30 quotations) Mar 3352 3352 3346 ... 3372 3373 3368 .. 3364 3367 3358 .. 3284 3285 3281 New Orleans Cotton May July Oct Mar . May July . Oct . 3354 3354 . 3376 3376 3361 3368 3285 3286 3347 3371 3362 32B5 3349 3371 3364 3285 3349 3374 33B8 3285 Memphis Soybeans 'uly 306 306 308 Chicago Soybeans Jan Vtch May uly 309'/i 311 >/ 2 310 305 313)4 318 315% Chicag* Whear *tch ... 213'/ day ... 212 214% 213 •hicaga Corn rtch ... 152% 152% lay ... 154H 154Ji 309l/ 4 311'/b 310 305 213)4 212 152!/ z 184 Mi 306 312 3M'/ 2 314 308% 213% 2121X, 152% 154% FARM (Continued from Page 1) competition on the market and farmers can have a fresh start, they will get better returns out of the President's program than they would out of 90 per cent parity with the surpluses etill hanging over them." Benson told the committee yes- ierday that farmers might well get ;otal income equivalent, to more .han 90 per cent of parity under the President's plan. He said El- senhower's goal still Is to get 100 >er cent parity for the farmers in he market place, not through government supports. Handwriting Expert Testifies At Dierks Trial ASHDOWN, Ark. im — A handwriting expert testified today that Swedes Study Traffic STOCKHOLM, (/PI— The Swedish parliament appointed a committee of experts to study whether Sweden should change from its present sys- em of a left-hand rule of the road to right-hand driving like its Scandinavian neighbours and other countries of continental Europe. the writing on a forged check was identical to that on other records of the Bank of Dierks, whicli was ruined by a $185,000 shortage. Previous witnesses had said they saw Mrs. Opal Slmington, former assistant cashier of the bank, do the writing on the other documents. Mrs. simlngton is Little River Circuit POWs charge of forgery of a $3.300 check on the account of Mrs. Emma Kesterson at the bank. The charge is one of 45 against Mrs. Simington and Thomas P. Westbrook, former vice president and cashier of the defunct bank, growing out of the $185,000 short- in August, 1952. (Continued from Page 1) 8th Army commander, flew to the U. N. advance base at Munsan transfer begins. They were to be joined by U. S. Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens. The U.. N. commander said Thimayya's assertion that release of the prisoners would constitute violation of the armistice is not binding on the U. N. "We all have differing opinions," on trial in' he salcl ' " but >' '* <5 u 'te clear from Court on a' tlle terms ol reference (armistice) rs and mixed yearlings steady; ommerclal and good 16.00-20.00; ows steady; trading not as ac- as yesterday; utility and ommercial cows 11.50-14.00; caners and cutters 8.50-11.50; bulls nd vealers steady; utility and ommercial bulls 12.50-14.50; cut- bulls 10.00-12.00; good and holes vealers 24.00-30.00; few rime 33.00; commercial and good 7.00-23.00. New York Stocks (12:45 qMialioni) A T and T 159. Amer Tobacco 61 1/4 \naconda Copper 31 1/2 Beth Steel 525/8 Chrysler 60 1/4 Jocn-Cola 119 len Electric , 89 3/4 ren Motors 63 3/8 tontgnmery Ward 60 7/8 Y Central la 3M it Harvester 29 .epublic Steel 49 1'R adio S3cony Vacuum Stuclebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp 23 3,'S 37 3/8 21 1/4 75 I/; BO 1/4 SSars fjl 1/4 U S Steol 40 3/8 Sou Pacific 38 1/2 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYAKDS, 111., lift— (USDA)—Hogs 8.000; fairly active; barrows and gilts steady to 15 lower: loss mostly on weights under 230 Ib; sows strong to 25 higher;, 180-230 Ib 26.00-50, paid freely by shippers and butchers for weights under 220 Ib; 240-270 Ib 24.75-25.75;'few at 26.00; 275-300 Ib 24.00-50; 150-170 Ib 25.50-26.50; 400 Ib down 22.75-23.75; heavier sows 21.75-22.75; boars 16 0019.00; few at 19.50. Cattle 5.500, calves 1,300; very little done early on steers; few :t>olce steers steady at 22.50-23.50; 'ew medium and good quality replacement steers 16.00-18.50; heif- MO - Theatre On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Slarls Weekdays V-00 Sat. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen TUBS., & WED. Double Feature Most Suicides Hot Wed OMAHA (/Pj—Married people in this area are the least likely to commit suicide. Widows, widowers and divorced persons head the List, Single persons are next. A study by Florence Izenstat, sociology student at the University of Omaha shows more than half Ihe 1,009 suicides in 22 years were recorded during the depression years, 1931 to 1938. Aged person were the most lilky to take their own lives. Most of the self-inflicted deaths were among those in the middle and upper-income brackets. that the prisoners cannot be held as prisoners after midnight Jan 22." Thimayya talked with newsmen after a 45-minute meeting of the repatriation commission, at which, he said, each delegate reiterated his previous stand. No xrouoie Expected Sweden and Switzerland support the prisoner turnback while Czechoslovakia and Poland oppose it. The Indian general said he be- ieved all of the 22,039 Anti-Red POWs would be back in U. N. hands within 48 hours and that he anticipated no trouble. Indian and Allied officers ,con- 'erred today on plans for moving Chinese prisoners from the demll- tarized zone to a point where truck convoys will be waiting for them. Koreans will be moved to another point where they will board southbound trains. The Chinese are to be loaded on landing ships to join Chinese Army Will Drop Pro-Keif POWs After Friday Ry ROBERT EUNSON SEOUL W—The 21 pro-Communist Americans held in Korea's neutral zone have until midnjghl Friday to change their minds be- iore the U. S. Army gives them undesirable discharges or drops them as deserters. This is the opinion of military sources in Japan and Korea. According to law, a dishonorable discharge can only be given after a soldier is found guilty by court- martial. Undesirable discharge does not carry with it loss of citizenship, as dishonorable discharge does, but it Is the strongest the Army can go without a trial. Deserters are dropped from the rolls as such and can be tried and jiven dishonorable discharge if :aptured. Under the military code, no courts-martial are held in absentia. The decision on the POWs will be made by the Department of the Army or perhaps even the National Security Council. As of-midnight Friday the United States will con- ider them civilians. WYATT (Continued from Page 1) rogram, he said. Next problem is how to get rid of he cotton surplus, Mr. Wyatt pointed out. In solving these problems, he said, all farmers of all areas of the country must work together to arrive at an economically sourl farm program for the nation. THEY ALL REMEMBER MERRY—Movie starlet Merry Ander* smiles proudly as she wears the souvenir battlejacket given her* •by G.I.'s she visited during her recent entertainment junket ini Kor.ea. She sports division patches and other military, insignia.] i '• as rnemeiitos of her "tour of, duty." Cliffs of Formosa are highest in the world. They rise 6000 feet on the northeastern coast. Nationalist forces on Formosa. The ROK army, meantime, completed plans for processing the Korean prisoners at two army induction centers. President Syngman Khee has said all will be released as soon as they have been processed. Any who volunteer for the South Korean army will be. inducted immediately, authorities said. With The Court IHANCERY— Paragould Southeastern Railroad 'o. vs. Ben and Daisy Scott, eject- ment from land. COMMON PLEAS— S. U. Wilson vs. Hershel John son, automobile damage S350. Peacocks and horseshoes are considered unlucky by horsemen. 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