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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - January 30, 1958, Florence, South CarolinaThursday morning january 30, 1958 the Florence morning news Florence s. C. Pa6i succeeds Montgomery sir Richard Gale 61, world War ii commander of British airborne troops was yesterday name d Deputy supreme Allied commander for Europe. He will succeed Field marshal Viscount Montgom Ery 70. Next september. A photo lax Mcelroy says space Agency about ready by Edwin b. Haak1nson Washington Jan. 29 Iff Secretary of a crease Mcelroy said today the Pentagon s new outer space and weapons unit the advanced research projects be officially set up in a Day or two. We thought it Best to have the Agency actually set up before appropriations Are vol cd for Mcelroy said in an interview at the Capitol. He had just completed a second Day of closed door testimony be fore the Senate appropriations committee. It is considering a emergency Money Bill aimed at speeding up the missiles satellites and other urgent defense projects. Arpa the new Agency will first concentrate on development of an anti ballistic missile missile and outer space Elroy has told Congress. Mcelroy also snid he is confident that Arpa can Cut through the delays and red tape that have slowed other new military projects or systems in the past. It will Start with 10 million Dol Lars of financing but also has authority to pick up some 38 Mil wins from the army and 29 Mil Lions from the air Force previously voted by Congress last year for the antimissile missile and Miter space projects. Although Mcelroy testified that he now has ample Legal authority to set up Arpa other than con Gressional approval for Transfer of funds the House tacked on a rider to a military authorization Bill specifically authorizing the Agency. The Senate armed services committee after talking with my Elroy and Pentagon lawyers eliminated the rider As not Ger mane. Said Arpa would be officially set up before its director expected to be a top military scientist is appointed. He also has asked authority to employ 25 scientists and technicians at special High pay Rales for Arpa. The House approved this and the Senate is expected to do the same. Mcelroy was reported in authoritative circles today to be scheduled for greatly increased Power under the administration s tentative recommendations for re organization of the defense de Palm Cut. As things now stand the de sense chief has Little says in the control of military funds once hey have been appropriated by Congress. For Gen. Lucius Clay retired pointed out Itiat the Secretary now could cancel a missile project he found unwise but could not shift its funds to another service developing another missile with More Promise. Criticism of the present defense research set up was voiced by Clifford c. Furnas who was an assistant Secretary under former Secretary of defense Wilson. Fur Nas is now president of the University of Buffalo he testified be fore a House government opera Lions . For one thing Furnas said the assistant Secretary for research can Sny no to a program Hul he Connol initiate any positive action. Furnas snid is n poor Way to run n Railroad or a re search and development pro alien ousting sought Manila Jan. 2fl 10-the inter Nal Revenue office today recommended the deportation of More than aliens for prolonged tax town Lynx it . Deputy commissioner Mariano mid m per cent All youth not of bad sort by Arthur Edson Washington Jan. 29 judging from the headlines to Day s youth seem largely devoted of raising Duck tails or in Rockin v Rollin or in gang beatings or in assorted Hood Luming. Yet Here is Susan Starr a gift e d pianist at 15, playing the Tchaikovsky piano concerto no. 2 in a Flat minor in two evening concerts plus a matinee with the National symphony orchestra. How much do you have to Susan was asked. Why i Don t have to practice at she said. But i try to get in five or six hours a naturally this leaves no time for Hood Luming As miss s. Is the first to admit. And although it does t take up much newsprint she s sure hundreds of other youngsters keep just As Busy at serious music. She s sure because last year she won the Merriweather Post con tract sponsored by the National symphony and open to All High school pupils who Are skilled pianists violinists or cellists. Some 252 qualified and those who know about such things say the Talent displayed by the finalists was astounding. This Spring s contest with its first prize is expected to attract an even larger group of Topflight Young musicians. But to get Back to Susan the interview opened with a Surpris ing question. How s Roy she asked. She was assured that the catch or for the los Angeles dodgers whose neck was broke in an Auto crash was at least holding his own and Why did she show such concern i be always been a dodger she said. I Don t know Why. Maybe it s because i watched Campanella in the world series when i was Susan has grown until she now is an attractive.5 feet 1. Moving from the Ball Field to music these Points were devel oped that although her father is a violinist Wim the Philadelphia symphony it has been her Mother with no musical education who has done the coaching that when it comes to popular stuff she s no Friend of Rock n Roll but loves to Jitterbug and do the Rumba and Cha Cha Cha and that although she was running a temperature of 100 degrees she was determined to go through with the concerts anyway. The critical response to her opening performance last night was As they say mixed. Paul Hume of the Washington Post and times Herald thought it was unfair to put Susan on an evening show. He said the orches tra should have used a world celebrated artist like Clara Haskil who was to have played last night but who had to cancel her tour because of illness. Is it who is it Why is it each is a non profit association organized and operating under the Laws of the state of South Carolina charged with the responsibility of seeing that every Rural Home every Rural business and every farm in this state has adequate dependable Low Cost electric service readily available. These electric co Ops borrow Money from the Rural electrification administration an Agency of the Federal government to build their facilities. However title to the facilities and control of the organizations and All their activities remain with local people your neighbors and friends who make up the organization. The co Ops in this state have borrowed upwards of million from the Rural electrification administration since 1939. These co Ops have built approximately Miles of line in the state s Rural areas serving about Rural Consumers. The co Ops have repaid about million in principal and interest. Payments Are being Macle on time with some being made in Advance of due Date. These 23 electric co Ops in South Carolina Are locally owned locally controlled locally managed businesses operating for the Benefit of you your friends and your neighbors. The Farmers and their families the Rural business men and their Are the people who make up the electric co Ops serving in Rural South Carolina. They your friends and neighbors own operate and control this local business that so vitally affects the lives of the electric Coop members in this state. These 23 co Ops each an Independent business add up to one of the state s larger industries. With an investment of about million they employ 580 local people and have a payroll of annually. The co Ops also spend thousands of Dol Lars locally each year for goods and services and these thousands of dollars flow into local businesses and this adds to the general Prosperity of our area. This All Means that the go Ops Are really you and you and you. The co Ops Are people who Well trained personnel in the office atop the professional craftsmen who serve Coop members Well. The co Ops is also the Board of trustees elected by the members. Each Coop has nine trustees dedicated men who serve their neighbors without pay other than t satisfaction of helping in a worthy local civic Enterprise. Yes the Coop is people you your neighbors your the Bankers and financiers of Wall Street. Why Are electric co Ops you might As Well ask Why is the Home Why is the school Why is the Church Why is any other Public service institution Why to serve a great need to provide a vital service that s Why the electric co Ops Twenty years ago 97% of the Rural Homes of South Carolina were in the dark without electricity. It is easy to see that there existed a great need for this Aid this necessity of modern living. Existing Power suppliers were unable or unwilling to take on Thyl task of lighting up Rural South Carolina. The could see no profit in such a project. So Rural of them living within hol town to band to Gether to provide this essential service to them they joined together in cooperatives and pledged to serve the Remote Homes As Well As those snuggling close up to town along the Highway. That these far sighted Rural people have been successful in their High purpose can be proven by showing that the figures Are now reversed today 97% of the Rural Homes and business in South Caro Lina have electric service readily available to them and now if it for an to have its Consumers taken from it without just consideration when a City extends i ii i a i k f los l m to nto a Rura area Naf Nas been served by a cooperative for years is it fair that appropriate legislation be enacted to set Forth the procedure to be followed when a town or City extends its limits into a Rural area that is served by an Alisa it National Rural association proposed legislation House Bill 1641 was introduced in the general Assembly last year and is expected to come up for Early consideration this year. This Bill it designed to protect the co Ops when towns expand their limits into areas that were formerly considered Rural and it protects towns and other Power suppliers in such cases. It is a fair and just Bill for All concerned. Here is outlined briefly what House Bill 1641 provides i. When a town annexes or extends its limits into a Rural area that is being served by an and the town owns its electric system the proposed legislation provides a. The town May Purchase the facilities of the cooperative in the annexed area b. Or if the town owns electric distribution facilities in the Rural Orea adjacent to the area served by the cooperative the town May if it so desires Exchange comparable facilities with the cooperative. C if the town does not want to buy or Exchange facilities the cooperative has the right to remain in the annexed Orea under conditions at set Forth in the proposed legislation for taxes and regulations. Ii. When a town or City annexes or extends its limits into a Rural area being served by an and the town is being served by a commercial Power company the proposed legislation provides a. The Power company if desirous of doing so May Purchase from the cooperative its facilities in the annexed area. B. However if the Power company owns facilities in Rural areas adjacent to the Orea served by the cooperative the proposed legislation pro Vides that the cooperative Exchange its facilities in the annexed area with comparable facilities of the Power company. Such an Exchange would protect the Power company and cooperative alike. C. If the Power company does not desire to Purchase or Exchange facilities the cooperative has the right to remain in the annexed area under conditions set Forth in the proposed legislation for taxes and regulations. Iii. When a cooperative is the sole supplier of electric Energy in a City or town whose population has grown to exceed 2500 the proposed legislation provides a. The City or town if desirous of purchasing the electric facilities May do so. B. If the City or town desires to have the cooperative continue serving in its area the cooperative has the right to remain. This proposed legislation in no Way authorizes an to extend its facilities into a town or City but in a Small measure protects the elec tric cooperative when a town or City expands its limits into a Rural area that is being served by an . If suppliers of electric Energy cannot agree upon Sale or Exchange of facilities an arbitrary Board of five 5 will be appointed consisting of two members appointed by each party and the fifth being selected by the appointing Mem Bers. The Twenty three locally owned Rural electric co operatives in South Carolina serve Rural Consumers. Many of these Consumers would still be without the benefits of electricity if it were not for the program. Pee Dee Santee Darlington s. C. Kingstree s. C

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