The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1930 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 28, 1930
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MONDAY, JULY 28, H1.YTI1EVIL1.R, (AKK.)__COURIRK N'KWS PAGE THRE* Will Exhil)it Racing Car Here Tuesday Hempsleacl Counly. Ark-! ans;is, World's Champion Watermelon Region Carving Record Melon Fly NEA Service i HOPE, ArV:.—The v.'orld'r champ- . icn v.'f.tfimejon giov/cr h dead, bin | thf .seed fio:n his gigantic melons i •Ji> multiplying in tills garden sp'Jl o! Arkansas. I'liyar Laseler dlrd last Oclobf-r, afLer exhibiting a watermelon , v.'f. i£hing 152 pounds produced lit i h! 1 . famous watermelon .seed farm lw!i miles from here in 1920 he had produced the largest melon of ihut year, weighing 14'1 ijonnds—an i-vfiii which was signftli/.ed by the l;iii!:clu:i!4 of the Hope Watermelon PrsUval, c( which tin- fifth annual slnw v;ill Ixi held thi. c . year (,;i Thursday, Aug. 7. i lr;; Vail, well-known racing driver, with bis Oakland eight racer at the Indianapolis speedway. Th! Lastier'.s supreme achievement ' tar, a slock model with racing iKxly and special rear axle gear, made a remarkable showing during til iiijprarrd last year, however, when 1sr.d-jr.i!;- sr j.|d. it stoiiped only one and tbat lime for gosoline and cil. It averaged 85 miles per hoi ^ "|°'.|° ! ,: ' lrC , ,,'". s , ~ '• for the 500 miles. Tiie car will be on display at th,? slicwrcomv of the Motor company, across from tl niiUn 0:!='patch ironic-elated teed, !'"•* -"ice, Tuesday. July 29. from 3:30 p. m. to 8 p. m. which weighed more than a ton. At leas! 10 of ihe la melons ex- . ci-tded 130 pounds apiece, and half ' :i dozen tea; il;e 140-pound mark, j This sensational performance at- . traded attention all over Hemp- 1 Mead county, a section of Avkan- | tax which every year sees more' than 500 prize watermelons- weigh- ! hiK above 100 pound!! each crated : up and expressed to every state in | ll:c union. ! Illuf^i'l Starlrcl Melon Fad ; Cirowth of the lleinpstcad roun- ! ty melon industry is one- of these j i/.mantic stories thaL lias ius be- I gininB in a small city drug store. J Ji.lin S. OibEon, proprietor of n | Hope drug store, nearly 20 years ; ago ordered a riuaniity of selected ] v.atermolon seed and began advo- I eating the Rrowing of this truck ' crop by local farmers. Faced by ilie all-cotton farm- ins tradition of the soiiih. and bv the fm-ther fact that T-lemustead county used to grow a superb long- staple cotton thai was listed in Liverpool and other world cotton exchanges, the watermelon movement lagged for many years. But in 1020 the melon shipments begun to pick up. nnd in 1925. High Lnseter. brother of the late champion, brought in a melon that weighed 136 pounds. This historic feat helped to launch a business thr.t annually ships out of Hemp- Lleda comity to northern markets j more than SOD carloads of melons, j The 1925 champion was pre- i seulcd to President Coolidgc, and j in 1920 Hope and Hempstead conn- j ly launched their world-fairum 1 ; | Watermelon Festival, which every i yrar brings to this little city of j GOOO or 7000 persons a crowd vary- j ing from 20.0CO to 40,000 people, ' F.xpi'cl I'fak Cron . This season finds the watermelon acreage at. the highest peak in history, with plans for the most elaborate floor leader. Senator Joseph T. Robinson, nominee for vice!,, . . _ . . ,. ,, in 1928. who sn:ke ai u>» Incrsche! Laldwell Here I.l'CKV 1-11 HKKK FOrtT WAYNE, Ind., (UP)— even and eleven, triutlUonal lurty umbers, arc predominant In the o-fnr bilet career ot Curl LeRoy rndley, Fort Wnyne, Infant. The «y was born nt the eleventh mln- tc of the scvonlh hour during the levemh day of the svnth month. Th child weighed seven pounds and levcn ounces, TO trace even far- her the combination of seven snrt levn, Carl was born jusl 18 days, he sum of seven and eleven, after he liflh weddiiiH anniversary ot ils parent 1 ;, Mr. and Mrs, Lelioy Bradley. AUC.Ci: FAMOUS CASE VAU'AKAIRO. Ind., iUt>>— J-'Innl gmnents will IH> held in Portsr circuit court at Valparaiso August 17 in ur.e of the mosl noted suit!: In Indiana's history, the light of Mrs. HniMlla Carr, 73 to retail pcssoxion of valuable land an the Lake Michigan shore. Title to the land iias been the subject of conn encounters for the last 22 years. NO LAW TO OOVKH IT INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Indiana lake [OMirts must provide lliel. own roitef from the noise and men nee tf hiyh powered siwcd boat If any relief is to be forlhcomin; this summer. Hlchnrd Liebcr, direc tor of the department of con.serva lion, said after seeking In val for u biuate to control the slum i lion. He Is neither Ukulele Ike nor K Boop-boop-bu-doop,so if you gucs I ellhor, you were wrong. He's ihniiy Hill, a young Filipino fljht- g man who hopptd down off tl» eck of Hie S. S. City of Lax ftn- til Los Angcl»s rtctfitly to stt bout getting work as a scrapper i this country. TRAVEL IN CANOE NEWCASTLE, Ind. (UP)—Three Newcastle youths, Charles Wood, William HigUy and Olfnn Cooper »r« en rout* lo New Orleans In » canoe. Round Trip Tickets less (him 1-2 Price via On Sale Daily Limit 3 days—Including date of sale Good in coaches. Also In Pullmtn C»TH on payment of usual Additional chure<! foi sptra In nurti c»rs. \ Round Trip Farm from Rlythevillo to Si. Louis . . . $5.00 Cape fJirardeau .... $3.15 Sikeslon $2.25 Caruthersvitle 9 .65 Osceolu $ .55 Wilson $ .80 Memphis. .. $2.00 rroperllonatc Reduction to Other Dtstlutleni —for further details Ask the Frisco Agent Miss Ira Hipp, assistant secretary of the Hope, Ark., Chamber of Ccmmerce. i.s shown with what v;as said to be the world's largest watermelon, hist year. Will 1;. he beat this year? president . Watermelon festival that year, will ] p ,y; ;. again be guest of the city this' sen- ™ r Visit ' Tourists coming down the Pan- Herschel "Red" Caldwell fresh- Anieriran Highway, on which this "'an foo'.kall mentor of Duke Um- cily is situated, are always curious | v "f (y and the mon oiiUtamline abovt the tabled monster water- I athlete graouated by Blytheville melons. "How do they do u?" ! high' school, they abk. Ye.irs aso a few big melons were raised by freak methods. Now the big melons are produced under is here for a short visit, with his parents. IVfr. and Mrs. CnId well. Caldwell will bo remembered as the star athlete of B. H. S. in '21, •trictly normal conditions, with '22, '23. After graduating from the If due attention to seed and care in i local school he attended the . Uni- the field. • I ver sity of Alabama where he starred In the old days a farmer would j as a member of two national occasionally force his biggest melons by splitting the vine and inserting a wheat straw, one end of which stood a jug of water, so championship football teams, participating in (wo Tournament of Roses games at Pnsenda, Cal. with honors. After leaving Alabama, that the melon could put on extra ] Caldwell gained fame as a mentor I weight miickly. But melons grown by this method were watery and | ' unmarketable. The fine edge which the champions have over the rest of .the field is merely in seed and care. When a farmer has a prospective I big fellow he elevates it on straw I to protect its hide from the ground, and shades it with newspapers. The plants are sometimes watered, but cautiously, sis the successful ' champion is expected to become the I arch-type for bigger and better ' cvnuuercial melons, which must, ex- j rel in to.'.le- as weU as size. The champions are all of the ! Iliunirih variety, a round melon. But Hempstead county farmers also hold I he title for growing the 1 world's largest Tom Watsons, the I long melon. of the Sidncy-Lanier high school team of Montgomery, Ala. and iiis work won recognition from his^Old coach. Wallace Wade, resulting in Iris appointment as freshman coach at Duke University where Wade will assume the duties of head arsity coach in 1931 SALESMEN 1 BEWARE SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI — George W. Quick, former janitor in South Ben store, soon will assume pcssesslon of a $165.000 fruit farm in Califonia left to him by an aunt, but he has nerved notice that he wants no advice. "Well, you can tell everyone for me, if you please, that I have no money to invest, and if T want to buy anything, 1 will probably think of it," Miller said when asked how it seemed to be heid to a fortune. WASHINGTON. (UP)—Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, signedd by President Hoover on June 10 and cltective on December 19, 1930. all dealers Iresh fruits and vegetables must have licenses to operate. Although it is not incumbent on the Department of Agriculture to notify ' :ndividual dealers, application forms are being sent out by the administrators of the act. -Men. according to the headlines, used to end their lives over their fiancees, but now it's because o." thei r finances. Men Wont CLASSIFIED Will/ H When your laundry GOES SLUMMING" » » Don't Expect It to Come Back Untainted] Sending the weekly washing to a private home, in a questionable neighborhood, may have serious consequences. Dangerous diseases may be carried back on clothes that are apparently clean. Don't gamble with health! Our sanitary, thoroughly inspected methods safeguard you and your loved ones from tmccuon. Phone for a route man to call. Blytheville Steam Laundry LET THE LAUNDRY DO IT FromTULSAto HOLLYWOOD Dan Rorimer, who was "writing for pictures," got a letter _from his old pal, Ziggy Young. Ziggy wrote: ' "Bo a regular guy for once in your life and do me •, a favor. There's a swell little girl out there in Hollywood from that dear old Tulsa, the town that gave Ziggy Young to the world. Her name is Anne Winter, and she left for Hollywood about two weeks ago, all fired up with ambition to break into the movies. Maybe you can get her a break. You've got some kind of a pull or you wouldn't be out-there yourself.!'. And that's how it started. .Rorimer,-grumbling, at "some people's crust," reluctantly looked.Anne:.WJn.ter up, expecting to find another'silly, movie : struck girl who ought to have stayed; at Home. And .instead he found the girl he was to fall rri'adly in love with'. • Romance? Sure. 'But romance just as it happens in real life. This is the beginning of the greatest newspaper novel in years—a story of life in Hollywood and of a girl who succeeded in her ambition to • "break into the movies" because she had prepared herself for it. The Hollywood Story By ERNEST LYNN Watch For It, Beginning Tomorrow, July 29th, in COURIER NEWS

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