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October 26, 1944

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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0IX BLYT1IEVILLE (AUK.) COUIUEU NEWS •, Sportsmen Seek To Prevent Dam «> . ':. .. •'• •.-"'. ; •; Project Is Necessary » For State Rice Crop, • Engineers Report . By JOHN H. KFXKOHl) United Press Stiff Correspondent J LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 26 (UP) — Court action promised by mciiibois of -Hie Belcher Lake Club against the Southwestern Water Company over the construction of n dam across Bayou Two Prairie in southern Lbnoke county it cnrvled out would retard the rice growing Industry in central Arkansas, it was disclosed this week, Rice growers for the last few years have had trouble gelling enough water to mature their crops, and in cases 'Where enough was pumped out of the ground the cost of pumping prohibited a great profit in the market product. f Walcr Level Drops . Engineers during recent years reported that the level of the underground water had dropped from 25 feet where it was found ten years ago to 10 and 30 feet where it is found now. This lowering of Hie water level bad added to the cost of producing the crop by Increased charges for drilling water wells deeper and high pumping costs to lift the water to the lop of the ground for irrigation. > The Belcher Lake Club, a fishing and hunting organization composed of Little Reck business men, is reported to have employed a promiment law firm to start court action to prevent the construction of the dam on Bayou Two. But officials of the Southwestern Water Co, which includes Rov Prewltt, John R, Thompson and j" D. Parks, said they would • resist, any court effort on the part of the sportsmen. The water company, if allowed to complete the dam they have already started, would impound millions at gallons of ivnter diirint,' the rainy season. This would be suld during the summer months to hundreds of rice farmers In the Grand Prairie section. It would go through canals and ditches to water rice in that vicinity. Democrats "Blunder" Political observers sny that the slate democratic organization, under the direction of gubernatorial- nominee Ben Lnrtcy, made Its first blunder during the past two weeks in its drive for contributions for the national organization. The formation of the "One- Thousand Dollar club," for which 25 members were sought In Arkansas, was the foundation for the mistake. But the big blunder was made by two campaign aides of Lahey,' who are heading the state organization in .securing contributions for th e national organzatmn. In an effort to secure the $1,000 cotribunions, the two aides sent letters -to prospective contributors. But they mimeographed the letters, leaving space at the top for the names of. the addressee. Even the signatures of the senders were reported to have been stamped in. One road contractor, who in the past had been a "giver" ( 0 such funds; told of receiving his "touch letter." The e nvelope was marked confidential and secret." "I Vent into the tack office where no one could see me and opened it, he said. "Imagine my surprise I found the request for $1000 New Ace Capt. Henry W. Brown, above, of Arlington, Va., is America's newest Number One Ace of the European theater of war. He's ercdiled with 30 German planes. —on a mimeographed letter." Dry Forces Optimistic Encouraged by recent victories in llenton and Clay counties, the dry forces of Arkansas are reported to be pushing their campaign to remove liquor stores In the state. A total of 18 counties have already voted out Intoxicating beverages In local option elections, an<i the dry forces arc optimistic about future elections. And Hie Arkansas Supreme Court put a big dent In the hopes of the wet forces In a decision Involving Initiated Act No. 1, the local option measure, this week. The high court affirmed a Crawford Circuit court decision that a local option election held , In that county June 27 was Icgii] despite the fact thnt it was held less limn 30 days before or after the July 2 preferential primary. Ueer, wine and liquor dealers, aided by the Brewers Foundation, have been fighting tooth and nail to halt the dry successes. But many of these dealers now predict that the entire state will be dry within a year. Political observers arc now predicting that the proposed "Freedom to Work" constitutional amendment will be defeated Nov. 7. They sny that recent advertising on the par! of the labor forces has doomed the proposed amendment. However, they arc expecting n close vote. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 19 M ^Marriage Licenses Marriage licenses have been sold the local county court clerk's office to the following couples dur- HB the past week: Joseph Edward 3ook and Miss Oveue Smolhermasi, both of St. Louis: Orvllle L, Young or .Tlptonville, Term,, and Miss Svelyn Hatlcy of Albemarlc, N. C.: 3onald H. Day of Darlington, Md., O!K! Miss Charlyn Adair McLcod, of Blytheville: Joseph I. Woods and Kiss Hope Christine Poole, both of Leachvllle, Ark. William E, Dodge of Brccken- rldgo, Colo., and Miss Elsie Vlr- !lnla Allen'of Dillon, Colo,: Paul W, Hogue and Miss Adelc A. Luk- pctlrs, both of Cleveland, Ohio: Johnnie B. Hlllnrd of Halls, Tcnn., and Miss Nadinc Stowc of Hick- gnu, Ky.: John Paul Dalton of ppnnlon, Mo., and Miss Ruth Hoi- Ian Travis of Gray Ridge, Mo.: TherroM S. T. Ozinent of Cooler. Mo., and Miss Lucillo McCarroll of Stcele, Mo.: Harold .Lee Carter and Miss Gwen Jarred, both of Tlplon- vllle, Tenn. James A. Alexander and Miss Betty Jo Butler, both of Cooler, Mo.: Fred Sclpol of Peoria, III., and Mrs. Marie Rice of Chicago: Sid Pollocks and Mis. Delia While, both of Caruthersvlllc, Mo.: Kcst- ner Hicks and Miss Helen Frances Parkinson, bolh of Oolcondn, 111.: David Oillllaml and Miss Gladys Marie King, bolh of Dell; Sherman Clifford Trcndway and Mrs. An-; tonelfe Cox, bolh of SI. I/nils: Ed-1 ward G. Armstrong and Miss liu- nlce Stroml, both of Leuchvllle, Aik. D. C. Tedder and Mrs. Willie HoycLstoi), Ijolh of Hlythevllle: Or- vwi Johnson and Miss Louise Mc- aiaughlln, both of Blytheville: Marvin C Phillips and Miss Mary Lee Colcinnn, both of Booth's poltil. Tenn.: Marvin Gordon of Lcnch- villc, Ark., and Miss Augusta Hays of Corning, Ark.: Allen A. Roiie an,| Miss Lucille Mangold, both of Portagcvllle, Mo.: James Barker and Miss Tiiclma Wllkerson, both of Dycrsburg, Tenn. William p. Wnlker and Miss Irene Evelyn Holley, both of Leachvllte, Ark.: Edward C. Smith and Mi&s Marie heldon, both of Herod, III.: Marshall Ji. Hlrscii of Ulodgetl, Mo., and Miss Charlecn Tucker of Illmo, Mo.: Nelson Young awl Miss Opal East, both of Halls, Tenn.: Malay Bell and Miss Mnrgnrcl Pearcy, bolh of Slkeston, Mo.: 15j McTig- ret and Miss Christine James, both of Dell, Ark.: Jimnile Van Binton and Miss Daphinc Davis Mustek, both of Blylhcvlllc. George R. Marenim of Slcelc, Mo., and Miss Minnie Paye Blurton of Cooler, Mo: Cecil R. Branson and Miss Lynctlo Tucker, bolh of Blytheville: Robert Kennth Hess and Miss Johnnie Valeria German both of Stcele, Mo.: Robcrl C Sherauski of Chicago, III., and Miss Rosemary Doyle of Tampa, Fin.' Glenn Gentry aii ( ] Miss Ellznneth Brown, bolh ol Sikcston, Mo.: Curl Wilson mid Miss Helen Goodwin, l;olli of Leachville, Ark.: Harry Nudehnan and Mrs. Bessie Ullra- liell) liayer. bolh of St. Louis, Mo.: I,, p. Burdln of New Jierlln, III., .•mil Mis. Kelmii cimnnings of Springfield, 111. Missouri Rifleman Doubles As Musician WJTH THE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN THE SOU1H 1'A- CIPIC (Delayed)—Pic. William A. McCann, sun of Mr. and Mrs. L. A, .McCann, Matthews, Mo,, Is serving both us rifleman and musician in this Infantry regiment. When his doughboy duties are finished, I'fc. McCiinn takes a seat in ihe regimental band and gives out for his fellow infantrymen. Karly tills year I'fc. McCann Joined the 25th Division In New Zealand, where the 25th was resting lifter battling the Japs in the jungles of Guadalcanal, New Geor- (cla mid Vella .f-iiVella Islands in Ihe Solomons. Prior to hi.s Induction 111 Juni> 1SJI3, McCiinn, n 19« graduate of Cooler, Mo. high school, attended .Southeastern Missouri Slate Teacher's college. Yancey S. Tarrant of Browmvood, Sergt. Henry G. 'Davis Awarded Unit Citation • 15TH AAP IN ITALY (Delayed) —fifit Henry G. Davis, 33, son of Mrs. Clara G. Davis, 1024 West Ash, Blytheville, has been awarded the blue and gold Distinguished Unit Citation Ribbon. He is a airplane maintenance technician In the top scoring I'-Sl Mustang Fighter Group In the Mediterranean Theater under the command of Lt. Col. George Wright's Cafe \ N. ilivy. (Jl iiml Park St. IS NOW OPEN We've remodeled interior and installed new furniture anil fix- lures . . . .Sandwiches, Lunches and Cold Drinks. Mrs. DAl/J'ON C. KOWLSTON, B. A., M. S. M. ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO — ORCIAN and VOICE Former New York Organist mid Teacher For Appointment Write Mrs. Fowlston 1101 Chlckasawba or Phone 2049 German slcel plants operating al full prewar capacity would have DANCE Thursday —Friday — And Saturday Nights 9:20 to 1 O'Clock In the Beautiful Blue Room of the HOTEL NOBLE Admission 65c Incl. Tax (o work three years and .seven months to produce thu 89 COO 000 tons of steel made in the u s in Beautiful Hew GI.FJS For Weddings, Anniversaries and All Occasions. New Holiday Merchandise Now Here. The Gift Shop Modern & Antique Gifts MOSS BRYAN R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WKEK-DAY NIGHTS Box Office Opens 7:15—Show Starts at 7:30. SATURDAYS A SUNDAYS Box Office Opens 1 Show Start* 1:15 Thursday and Friday "JOHNNY DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE" with Sinione Simon, James Ellison, William Terry and Mignna Gorabell Paramount News Disney Comedy SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS, always. Our flowers are al- ™*FLOWERSHOP W« Deliver ._, >« Mrs. J. M. (Mao) Williams, owner Olencoo BUf. YARBRO METHODIST CHURCH'S SUPPER Friday Night, Oct. 27th at the Yarbro Schoolhouse v < — An Annual Event that has become an institution.. Your friends will be expecting you. ADMISSION 50$ v f> I"; 1 iL', The Following Members of Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce Are Now in the U. S. Navy: Ralph Edward Barn we 11 s-ic, u. s. N. John Russeii Reinmiller CY, u. s. c. G. Lt. (j.g.) James C. Terry u. s. N. R. Carl M. Ganske EM2C, U. S. N. Marvin N. Nunn, Jr. S-IC, U. S. N. Thad W. Nicol S-2C, U. S. N. Farris McCalla S-2C, U. S. N. Bert Trumble Pfc. U. S. M. C. John C. McHaney, 111 T-Sgt, U. S. M. C. Lt. (j.g) George L. Connell U. S, N. R. It's no easy task to carry out the traditions inherited from the great Naval heroes whose names have made history . . . yet, in this war, the Nnvy is coming through with honors. Today the fleet is o powerful force whose victorious engagements with the enemy arc no less important than their job of transporting men and equipment to all the fighting fronts. Their heroism on the sea, under the sea, and in the air will long be remembered with respect and gratitude. On Navy Day, we salute the unsung heroes of this war whose bravery under fire makes us proud to be part of that country for which they fight. .! • ;:: Let's Keep Our Navy Great By Buying More War Bonds! This Tribute in Commemoration of This Week's Great Naval Victory! Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce Open 7:00 Show Starts 7:15 _ THE GREAT &itfffott, PICTURE OF OUR TIME! «ih Margaret O'Brien "Si" Peggy Ann Garner • John Sutton Direclrd by ROBERT STEVENSON Scteen Play by Aldoui Huxley, Robeil Slevenson und John Hauiemon News o! fhe Day Short Friday and Saturday 'Frontier Law' with liusscll Itayilcn & fuzzy Knight Serial: "Desert Hawk" Short New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 P. M. Matinees {Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Goofing System Last Time Today "ONCE UPON A TIME" with Cary Grunt & Janet Blair Fox News & Short Friday 'HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER" with Itoy Rogers Serial £ Short CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st 8t Bat, starts 12:«; Bun. start* I;45 Mght nhoifn 5:43 Except Monday, opens 6:i5 Continuous shows Rat, and Bnn. Lasl Time Today Double Feature 'THE LADY HAS PLANS' with 'aulctlc Gocldard & l{;iy Milland ami 'THE SPIRIT OF STANFORD' with t'raiikic Albert Friday and Saturday Double Feature "MAN FROM CHEYENNE" with I Itoy Rogers and 'GALS, INCORPORATED' tvilli I.con Krrol Serial; "G-Mcn vs. Hie Dlark Dragon" C'ometly

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