The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1940 · Page 2
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"PAGE .-TWO: "BtYTHEVtLLE (ARK.fCOURffiR NEWS" National Cotton'Picking Contest 'Everybody's Party,' Says Terry Last Unit Of Ditch Rehabilitation Program Closes Soon The'Iast unit of the enlargement program started in October of 1938 by Dratange' District 17 to reliablli- . tatc an of Its 255 miles ol-ditches, will be 'completed by May 15, in the opinion of John W, -Meyer, district engineer. Despite adverse weather conditions of the past four months, the work is progressing, according to schedule with .only scattered areas of the district now unfinished, It Is said. .This work, .which Includes the clennfnj and widening of nil the main ditches nrid most of the )at-- erals in the'JGS.OOfl acres of Jrinri in s District. .17, will Improve the drainage of every acre of land It: Mississippi County, It Is believed by those In charge. It Is estimated that the work 1ms cost a total of S324.COO will) the Public Works Administration cooperating with the district to make the gigantic project possible. The latest work has teen construction of a new seep dll:h' along the new levee-In the Big Lsfce territory, about 14 miles \vfcl of Blytliovlllo, as well as for the additional \vork on nil ditches left out in the paginal 'ditch-cleaning PWA project.. This new seep ditch will, take care of water which now b.-.cks uj) against the recently built levee, forcing the 'water to go Into Ditch 21, which ..runs from one-half to one mile oust of the levee, It Is said. : . Pall of the, land is responsible for the condition which tins made a-seep ditch necessary on Uic side of the new levee, It hns been pointed out by engineers. As many ns 300 men have been employed on the five- projects nt oae time with some of ^liem engineers from other, elites ujsod by the contractors while mosl of them have been local employes. , At the completion-of this , last job, the district will do no more work • except maintenance, 11 has been announced. These projects coordinate with Ihe new levee program, which when completed, will give parts of Mississippi county sufficient levee protection, drainage and roads, ft is believed, Whai the work is completed, the ditches will have been cleared of nil debris, there will have been the removal of bars, deepening in places, • slopms of the banks and thc-^cil banks so leveled thai they can, sflth n .minimum amount"of work, be cultivated bj' the adjacent land owner. At The Hospitals Walls Hospital Mrs. Martha Eeymore, Dell, dismissed. John Benson, Manila, dismissed. O. J. Rodgers, city, dismissed. Blytheyille Hospital Mrs; Gladys- Poole city, admitted. Miss Allstine Presnell. cilv admitted. Ernest Glenn, city, admitted. Memphis Methodist Hospital Fred Vaughn, Cooler, admitted. The Notional Cotton Picking Contest, to be held in Blythevllle, Sept. 23 and 2-1. will not be n sectional affair but nn event which will demand the attention of ihc entire country, Jnmc.s Terry, treasurer of tiic National Cotton Picking Association today, News of contestants who are planning to enter Is already drftlng Into Blythe- vllle from many states in the cotton belt Including South Cnrollnn, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee find other closer points In Arkansas, "Planters are showing n keen Interest In the competition and many of Ihcm will send their ace pickers to compete for the $2,003 prize money which has already been raised from civic-minded Blytlie- vIMc business men. One Memphis planter reported to the committee that he planned to sent! 10 pickers to the contest if the rules permitted. Such interest has been shown by others," Terry said. "Although It Is not (lie plan of Uic committee to ask tor donations to cover the cost of the 1 contest. It will be necessary to depend upon the people of Elytheville aryl Mississippi County to help put this huge event over. We ore definitely against asking oiir citizens for contributions. This is 'everybody's party' and we want every, person in Mississippi County to have n part in being hosts to tills great event which will place Blylhcvlllc on Uic national ma])," Mr. Terry added. Inquiries from cotton seed people In various sections of the cotton bell nrc being received daily. The advantages ol huvlng a parllculnr brand or seed planted In Ihc 180 [icrc tract nrc obvious. Tills Is also true of Implement manufacturers, fertilizer concerns - and others who are mtcraterl In the cotton industry. Exclusive right.'! nrc being olfereil now to these concerns. The cotton will receive, the best sclcn- tlllc care and . will be wat:hec) closely throughout thi? growl's period KO that the crop will be 'liown lo the best possible advantage. The problem, of housing the ninny, thousands of people is now bi'ins coped with by n group of niythevillc citizens. The Idea has been advanced that hundreds'* ol Pullman cars may be placed ndjn- ccnl lo HID 100-iicre plot to care for the ninny people who desire to stay over night" in the city, information from executives of the National Oornlnisking Contest regarding the housing problem Is 'be- in; obtained and all details will.be developed according lo their p.ist eKj'iertece.jThe National qornhusk- Ing Contest has been held in smaller cities -tiian Elylheville with total attendance of more than 100,000. News articles telling ol ihe coming contest have been sent lo lea<l- Ir.jj periodicals In the. country Including Time Magazine, News Week, the New York Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, nl! collon trade Journals and n .score of other Important magazines and newspapers throughout the United States. 1 "When we (jet through promoting the National Cotton Picking Contest, hundreds of thousands of people will kiioiv that Mississippi County IB the. largest cotton producing county In the world," Jnmes Terry concluded. Local Band Is To March At Memphis The local school band which recently was placed In the first division at the Northeast Arkfinsas Band Festival has been Invited to participate in the Cotton Carnival at . Memphis, Friday, May n. Charles o. Morchead 1* director of the bond. The red urn! while colors of this city will be paraded In the morliliig when the band led by Miss Mary Jean Affllck and four assistant majorettes marches In the children's Parade. Colic Bloltz, chairman of the carnival music -committee, «'ho issued the Invitation, also staled that members of the band would be guests of Ihe Carnival association for the noon meal Friday. COURTS Routine esses In recent municipal court sessions have Included 19 charges of public drunkenness. Severe) cases involved alleged failure to pay street tax with J M. Wood posting bond of $5 for this charge nml James Rogers and Wilson Hancock being fined ?5 nftcr entering a 1 plea of guilty; -, W. B, Hcnson posted a $100 bond for his appearance on a charge ol driving while under the Influence of liquor. Clarence Sexton 'posted a bond of $27,75 for his appearance on a similar charge. John Henry Mitchell was fined *60 mid sentenced lo 10 days In Jail on A guilty plea to a. charge of nggrnvnted aMatilt. A charge of grand larceny, lodged tigalnst Willis Doling, resulted In his being held to Circuit Court with bond fixed at $500, T. A. Barber was fined $25 after he entered a plea of guilty to a charge of reckless driving, A pica of guilty to i charge of violation ol the overdraft I&w result^ In 6am C. Delonch fined »10. • Mrs. James Carter was fined $10 on n. charge. of disturbing the peace but the flno was suspended on good behavior. Willie Gibson pleaded guilty to ft charno of obtaining money mider falEe pretenses for which, he was fined $10 and 15 days In'Jail. Jack Wright'pleaded'guilty to n charge of not stopping-at'the permit station of the Ariwnia* state line at Missouri and was lined $5 but his line was suspended. A guilty plea on n charge of disturbing (he pence resulted In Howard Spencer being fined $10. Armorel Instead of Gomel! Won Second Winners of the North Mississippi County Musical Contest for Bo'ys ami Olrls 4-lf clubs, held Saturday, I were Incorrcclly reported to the Courier News. The Armorel Club won second instead of oosnell as was announced. • Varbro won first and n'rown, third, In this contest. SPECIAL! 1/3 More for Ihe urn* money lohnson's Wax and Gin-Coat SHOUSE-HENRY HARDWARE CO. Phone 35 34 Young sea lions arc known ns pups. Curiously enough, they arc very reluctant to enter the Vntor nt first and have lo- be Imighl to swim by their mothers. CHANGED N TIME A change in schedule of certain Frisco trains willfoc made effective April 44, 1910. For detailed information inquire of the Ticket Agent. . ; M. W. NOURSE sMnncr Traffic Manager Kahit I,oiils FRISCO LINES [5T.LOUIS-5AN FRANCISCO RYl In China, boys act -RS switch- , board operators In . telephone ex- •' changes. - | E QQF 1 QQJGi Now Offered At Reduced Prices! HEX UEAC1I _' 's7Cro\vn, in my opinion, is America's fineH vhiskeyj-, UV even smoother and milder lodny than it iras a (cw years ago. I've lasted and comparoil —and flu; beagram's 7i-Grown; Blended' Wlnsiicy. Vl% .slraightwhiElciw, 605^ grain hciittal spirit?. 90 Proof. Seagram-Distillers Cor. ponlion, New York, In -order to tmike room for our now summer stock we offer (Iraslic. reductions in the ready- to-wear department. BEGINNING FRIDAY AND LASTING THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEEK All. Early Spring Classy Jean Dresses ,96 Including .some costume (Vrlnl Dresses with Fully Conls) Formcrlv $16.85 S19.75, Now —GROUP $10.95 Dresses .. suits and HO £7.05 —GROUP THRKK— $7.95 Dresses .............. $5.95 '! his (irciup includes sonic lasl season dresses in jrood rondilion that formerly .sold for $10.95 —GROUP FOUR— Dresses Up to $5.95, Now. . . .§2J$ GROUP FIVE GROUP SIX $16,95 Coats & Suits $10.95 Coats & Suits $10.95 $7,95 Attractive Spring Hats One Group S.i.OO Hals One Group S.tOO Hats 12.98 $149 All sales cash—Slij-lil t-bnrgc for allcralioiis S^.do Credit Allowed on Slamp Hooks Sale. Many varieties, of lizards are cnpnbla of discarding their tnlLs, ISAACS INC, FOR NEW FINENESS OP FLAVOR Home Flics Don't Bite We frequently confuse house flies with the stable fly, which has a proboscis made for piercing and blood-sucking. The common housefly cannot bite at ell. — PRESCRIPTIONS— Safe - - Accurate Your Prescription Drussrlst Fowler Drug Co. Main it. First Phone 141 FOR SALE We have carload Pedigreed D. PI. and glonerJIle Se«rt. Also larue amount of same kind Ilia' has been planted here one year See or Call Us For Price! L. R. Matthews Very liberal price allowance for your oh] aetd. Gin Co. Phone M3-W-2 Yarbro, Ark. Rite Price Store 111 & 113 East Main In Blythevillc "Where You Get More For Less" S«j & Use Exclusive Glider Baskets—Complete Shopping Center Phone 234—WE DELIVER, TOWN OR COUNTRY SPECIALS FRI., SAT., & MON., April 12, 13 & 15th GREEN CABBAGE Ib. 2{c SALAD DRESSING It's Fine I't. Me; Qt. 21 SALT, 25- Ibs. .., ONIONS, 3 Ibs. . COOKIES, Ib. .. PUMPKIN, can , GREKN ONIONS CHERRIES, can . !28c lUc ..15c lie 4c lOc & VEGETABLES, Fresh & Fine Full Line PRICED RIGHT 1 Trial liollle C. & ^ r . Saticc Wifh 1 Ib. Armour's or Swift's Steak FREE CAHKAGE PLANTS ONION. -SETS, gal ...... . ORANGES, Calif.', 5 for .' CATSUP, M oz. ........ GOLDEN APPLES, R for LEMONS, 5 for . 7i/, e in c ij c io c iij c TOMATOES HOMINY SOUP PORK & BEANS TOMATO JUICE VIENNA SAUSAGE Your Choice per can ncmi ' s or Chase's, Ib. Pure Hulk *c 5 Ibs. TEA Time Approaching, KK Prepared, ftftc ' fcH Gold Star or Peerless, </ 2 Ib. pkg. « PEANUT CRUNCH. 1 pint FREE with 1 pint 25r. PORK CHOPS OR STEAK, 2 Ibs .25u PIG EARS OR NECK HONES, Ib 4'/;C SAM' MEAT, Boiling, Ib. fit; Side, Ib. 7Vic FKH.OGNA. Finest Paralinc Sliced, Ib.. EGGS FRESH Country »07.. 15' OLEO Tropic Nnf, Ib. ir )r Sweet Ui, 11). . . . ID' C'HO.S.SE s.- Hl.iokicell rrimp. Dale or C-uif. \u( Breads K'/.c KE!,I.O(;f,"S CORN FLAKES. 3 I<CK. lioxes.... liic ttrcen Cut ASPARAGUS, Pomona, large, cnn 15c STOKELY'S New Sliced Green Beans for Salads I<3c CRISCO OR SNOWDRIKT 1 II,. cans 17c; Mcd. 'tile ASl'lULV, I'ure, 5 Grain, l!ox of 12, only 5c Fine, Pure Cane, ;i || w . 2fic; M It- Sack S.i.75; 1(1 Ibs TTI MILK Pet. or Carnad'on .'{Tall 2()c; ;| Small 10 IIKKV STEAK, Armour's, Swifl's. Club II,.. . .22'/ 2 c ROASTS, From Hams of Pigs, Ih ............... Me RACON. lihiuk Hawk Fancy Sliced, ||, ......... ISc BBEF, Fresh & Pure, for loaves, Il)...l5c Your Choice 'I for POTTIOO MKAT TOMATO PASTH MATCHliS SALT MACARONI SPAGHETTI Cambric Flour, on parade in lieanlv bags, -IS Ib SI.? S RHIRLUY'S HKST Flour, PI. or S.R., 21 Ibs S»c OMKGA, Always (fie Same, 5 || JS 2!lc S\VA\s DOWN, Quality Known, 21 Ibs. '. 5>LI2 GjM.F P»H)K, Guaranteed, 21 Ibs. liSc; -IR ll,s. SI•'<•"> Fine for Table or Chicks ;> Ib. .linnl,o Giant Size, P. X (,'., Crystal White, 7 liars 24 REST FOR LESS EVERY DAY •THOifsbSY l 'f^pifixr"i[ij~i93p''"''-' LIBERTY CASH GROCERS CLEAN-UP WEEK Prices For Friday & Saturday Miss Liberty l(k Loaf HEINZ VINEGAR Qt. 17? LIBBYS CORNED BEEF 19 s LIBBV'S CATSUP I't-Oz. 4Ac Bottle 10 KAFFEE HAG Tin 33 Red I II). Pkg... ......... I5c Pennant 3 Ih. pkg ..... ........ 43t Spinach 3 Ib. lOc RGNCO SPAGHETTI OR MACARONI Box SPANISH OLIVES 22 07.. jar 25' SOUP BEANS Grenf Northern 10 Lbs. i Pet or 6 8ml. cans one Carnation ;i ]jr c . cans. 20 e COFFEE l1!ax "' e " House or Canova CATSUP Large Bottle 16c PORK & BEANS No. 2</ 2 Can a for CALUMET BAKING "TS,"™ 19' SUGAR Pure Cane 10 Hi. sack 47 C SWIFT'S BEEF Chuck or Thick |Qc Rib Roast, Ib. Itf Round, Loin or T-Bone Steaks, Ih. I SALT HEAT, Boiling ib. 5c PORK RIBS ,„ 10 PICHiC HAH, Shankless, Ib. 121c EF STEW ~ MEAT Assorted OK 1 ' pcund &W Mcd Ho?:, 3 for 2'Hc Large IJox l!)c Giatil Box 55c CAMAY SOAP 3 l''or 17c P. & g. SOAP Giant Bar mm SOAP 5- Lgc, Olc HarO 6. R. POWDER'' SmalMJoxcs luc .'J Larrrc Ho.xcs Me (MJEST SVOBY SOAP, Bar 4c PEfiNOT BUTTER qt. 2!c O.K. Soap H lOc 6RAPE JltCE; fiosemaryi Qt : 27c CELERY, Bleached stalk

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