The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1946 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 11, 1946
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THURSDAY, l. II, HMO BLYTI1BV1LLE (ARK.) COUJUKK NtiWS Potted. Plants His Specialty ; Pot's Flowers Bloom Right On Schedule In Shelby, N. C. * By <iK\K WOOD llllltrrt Press Slilff Correspondent - RALEIGH. N. c.. April 11. (UPl --The undisputed kin K or the nots In North enrollnn is a genial man, with "Ferdinand Uio Bull" tcn- . and no particular fondness for misguided junior Babe Rullis. An earthy tycoon. h c Is a be- ind the scenes "ladies' mnn •• He over nn empire of Elyslim Mass Grave of Hellship Victims' J riilrs splendor with n fist of coal uiul creen thumb. n c is Uriel I, Patterson. Patterson, better known as "Pal," Is [he reason why (lowers bloom eternally In Shelby, N. c. They also bloom right, on schedule. .- As owner, personal director and superintendent of one of the pounti-y's lending eivenliouse Industries. Pat also hns btoninlm- af.'il- iations in Lone Island. N. Y.; Nc.iv Jersey, on the outskirts of Chicago, Riul in Tyrell Comity, N. C. Jlis headquarters, however, arc In Shelby—the liltle city nestling in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There he operates 20 greenhouses . . grows sonic of his nearly 20 different flowering plants in the 150-acre set-up dow>i the slope . . . and. altogether, docs a thriving business us stand-in for Mother Nature, Pat's return lo the earth began back in 1323, when lie drove into .Shelby along with the depression. He had $711.00 in his ]x>ckct. He is modest about his flowery growth to fame, but is nevertheless against superstition and luck I when it comes to agricultural success. "It's simply good or bad manaKcment," he explained. Management, in Patterson's case, starts with six and a half tons of 1 Per winter night. He said it Fit-as the heat from the coal which continues the life the plant has one,, it enters the greenhouse. Pat admitted that Old Sol was mighty factor in the plant's heallh. But in summer time he is apt to kill as not. and often has lo be blotted out by smears of dehydrated lime on the panes ol Ihc greenhouse roofs. The sun Is also a constant menace to the flower trade. Pat added. Out in full blast, it will bring blossoms on too soon. Behind a cloud it will make for spindly plants. Pat employs 35 people at his Shelby concern. The potted plants. he doesn't, go in for cut flowers, are shipped to local florists throughout Eastern America. Most of them go by express. Just how many per each trip is one of Pat's trade' secrets. : A man of the public's buving whims. Pat. lives by a time sheet and thinks in terms of flowers. At Christmas it's poinseltias. cyclamen, hydrangeas; for Mother's and Valentine's Day it's hydrangeas, lilies, primroses and cyclamen; at Easter it's lilies, azaleas, daffodils, hyacinth and tulips. • Richt now crimson azaleas are tlic'fad. Pat still sticks to his first *jvc-hydrangeas. He's often called pir "hydrangea tycoon." The favorite growing season for potted plant manufacturer.'; i s winter. And to heck with convention. Pat said. Each crop i s moved an average of three times, and is potted an average of three times from the fields to (he shipping room First, the plant is packed at be- Under this cairn, on the bench ne;ir T:\kiio. Formosa, the Japs buried 483 Americans, prisoners of \v;ir who died when Ihe S S Knoura, notorious "hcllship" carrying them from Miiniln. was bombed nnd partially sunk by U S. planes in December, 19-14. Kxiimiiiing Ihc mass grave ure, lei! lo right. Sgt. Robert Adams, Willsboro. N. Y.; Tiik.iharu Sucnngu. .lap prisoner, and Harry C Angst, Swiss representative of the American Red Cross. Exclusive photo, by llarlow Church. NEA-Acinc l-'ar Eastern manager, is first tukcn by a U. S. photographer in Formosa since 1930, when Japs barred the island to Occidentals. LOOKING ASIA* ««OMt 1 UNION Missionaries Find Dealing With Government Not Simple PAftE low 50 degrees in the dormant rooms, then moved lo "budding" houses, where it is dully groomed, pruned and sprayed. The last step is lo put it into larger, "blooming" pots in the "flowering" houses where temperatures and light are as carefully superintended a.s was Ihc social life of Aunt Minnie. Pols, at present, are one of Pat's main problems. They're a litlle too scarce for a potter's comfort. Pat remembers back in 1929 when he built his lirst greenhouse. II. took his $711, plus an optimistic credit service, lo complete and stock. He did a Christmas business of exactly 3^ dollars, gross, tast Christmas he totaled a little over S:i32.noo, gross—two weeks before the holidays. He's still not happy- go-lucky. He needs pots. Fiut the year-in, geiieration-oul problem isn't pots, public, fickleness or puny petunias. It's kids. Pal said. Kids with a hurler complex and a mania for testing the old throwing aim within a stone's catastrophe of greenhouses. Greenhouse men are firm believers In that old saying, according lo Pat. "You know, the one about people in glass houses should reconvert to plastic." Commerce, said Tuesday. Mr. Cunlrell said his information came from II. K. Thatcher, director uf the Slate Agriculture and Industrial Division in Washington, who revealed Miss Mary Porter would spend several weeks in the state gathering material lor the story. The number of sheep in Wyoming decreased by 215,000 in IMS. May Go to Peru Pathfinder To Carry Article On Arkansas A staff writer for the national magazine Pathfinder will be in Arkansas soon and plans to write an article about the stale. Prank Can- ttcll. manugcr of the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of T11K TllIUD "IV l-"or a short while belore my first clay nt school, and for si'vcriil'wi'eks nftcr, 1 heard n great deal of conversation about the Uirco R's of education. My eldoi expect in t , to think funny tlmt the three ivs should stand for" rending, writing and iiithmetlc'. it left an Impression, lo say tlip. least. I .still know that education includes some variety. One of the things about modern education Hint dismays me Is the fact that students don't pursue the three R' s IOIIB enough. They arc B( liberty 100 early to ignore one of them—the last one. Figures live dry at first nnd a lot of youngsters drop mathematics, llitih school liislunent Jiuve learned to say It s only u waste of time lo study tilings you don't, like nnd will 'er use." Ignorance h Costly What you don't know doesn't hurl. you. l.s rubbish. Certainly what you don't know docs not <lo you any good. Truly nn actor may draw n fabulous salary for years and die in debt. Tales arc told of artists and musicians who can't balance their check stubs. Their ignorance of matli did not make them belter artists, it would be'like saying liriuor made Poo » poet, or that hnrems make great kings. A national poll might show that millions of Americans don't know •what it means to balance Ihe budget. It wouldn't be surprising; most oi us don't even'*have a personal budget, W L . live so easily and well. But our national budget needs to be balanced. People who try lo ImiRli that off don't know what It means or, worse yet. would welcome nntional bankruptcy us u step- Ping stone to revolution. What Docs it Mean? Balancing a budget, whether it is n family budget or n national budget, means keeping a safe relation between Income nnd outgo. The inevitable result or spending more tlinji we get Is debt, bankruptcy and loss of credit. That's just another way of suylng "loss of our good name and the rc- >pcct of our neighbors." When we stop paying our debts and start breaking our promises, that's loss of credit. Uncle Sam is on his way lo that social level. ll e has not reached it yet, but when he does It will be too late to save him. Now is the time to balance the natlonnl budget. I was never so proud of niy home stale as when the entire Arkansas delegation In Congress, HV I'-KIUIKKICK C. O'lHIMAN Vnlti'.l Vivss Sin IT CoiTrsjiuiKlcnl WASHINGTON. April 0. lUI'i--- All's well I hill ends well, I miess, but wlml happens lo n missionary when he buys a hoi.s,- I ruin his own government Is cnmmh lo inak,. even u man of Clnd grit his teeth. My story Is oiio of those iniiliis- seemect to (i c ones Invoking nu, I'ovcrnmcm it was very | n ihi.i BS j't would prelcr t,, (,„net; if you are a contributor to •oin- church's Uiiclun mb.skjns, •ou'll be interested. When the wnr iMiiicil. the U. S. irmy announced that il had $.iiin,- OOO.OUU worth of suiplii:; In India. U said Inter that the i i>;niv would have lo be revised upwards lo IH'ihiips $51)0,000.01111. American mls- 'loniii-lc.'j opi'ialing schools, chmcli- cs. hospitals and model ] in ins through the vnM Indian nation looked covetously upon H, The medicines, die- X-ray machines, t|,,, ambulances, and the Did dollies could do wonder:; t" help the Indians, the dumlnlc.s di- cldi-d. They rormcil u kind of hiising oiTatii/.iition, known as (he joint Pioteslanl-Cathulic com- iiii.s.sion, to see II they cnuUl do simt,. business. Tlicy diM-ovorcd that (he fdrelijii Imiidull I, commission wanted llu'm to pay the full wholesale price lor medical material mid lo mid 25 per cent for the freight bill from America lo India. Then, lo Ihelr inmi/emriil, (he Indian government lusblcd on a 30 to ISO per cent duly charge. for which they 'Ml. (Mill $101). (i'l. I saw no list of supplies sold to the I'roli'sliinls, but Ihcy nuido a similar deal. They mentioned 60,000 articles of old clothes Ihcy got for live mils each nnd which Ihcy said were valuable to Ihcm, no innller what the army fell. 1 A commission nom Ihe Indian government now l.s In Washington, | ni'KolluiliiK ihe price of all Ihc ".Ho 11 Is." wrote one of (he ilaml 'surplus In India. This Is n husli- mlsslonurlcs. "thill Hrlllsh firms Prentice Cooper, former governor of Tennessee, is expected lo be appointed U. S. ambassador to Peru. He would succeed William D. Pawloy. Where Your Flowers Are — You Are! One call to us will arrange to hnvc your remembrances sent, not just once, " but month after month. Ask about this plan. r.TJ). 6«rr1ee We Deliver Anywhere Ph. «»1 Mn. J. M. (Mae) Williams, owner Glencoe Bldf . , RADIO REPAIR 1 and 2 day Service on any make o'' rnoHel Reliable Workmanship. PHONE 2642 We Call for and Deliver Fred Callihan Electrical Appliance Co. Authorized Motorola Radio Sales and Service 106 So. First St. To Our Friends and Customers THANKS FOR EVERYTHING We are proud that so many of you came in to inspect our new modern bakery, and you have shown your appreciation of this modern enterprise in our city by asking for Hart's Bread. Please accept our cordial invitation to come in and go through this bakery at any and all times. You eat Hart's Bread and you are entitled to see how it is made under the most sanitary conditions. Notice that Hart's Bread is Softer and Stays Fresh Longer! Hart's New Modem Bakery sriKdoi.s and rcpivsi'iilulivcs. wrnl on record month as favrirlni; u balanced iKilloDiil bial|;ct. Tlml's practical statcsnnin.shlii. Krilll Tlli'si' Truths "A balanced federal budi'ct can be accomplished in tlu> next lis- cnl year n Coimri'ss v. Ill nuvt Us full rcspoiisiuilily and nilopl a l>ro- Krinii ol economy, iiy consldcrlnp, each appropriation bill in the lii;hl or ils cflecl on total IKTi'.ssaiy <•» pcnditiucs. \vi> can hold the cost of Kovcrnuienl within Ihc iitiinuil revenues collected ., .The time lo begin is now." So said the statement. llr.bilually spcndiin; money we do not have can't help but lend this nation to collapsr. and noth- inc worse could happen to lut- world's ec.onomtc welfare. Think of Ihe war functions now Idliui; nlonc: the men whose riicrnlc.s inUsht he tnmsforrcd to • Ihc i-rr-rlll. column. In every lociillly there Is uncounted «n.slc that should be and can be Irailsformcd Into a bit of thrift. I'lin sell the saint.' kind of new malciliil to us In India, but at a lower price, with lower Irclght rules ami lesser duties." He said he tried lo buy a SI.owl Js-riiy machine, but Ids own K»V- mimcni wanted S5.00C. lie nci'di'd a $'•!:">! mlci nM'tipe. but the pi.C de- miiudi'd another $!,| i,u frcli;lil. Another missionary, whu also Hills his nnme withheld, wrote th:il tile material was nul guiir- mlci'd and mlded: "PurchaM 1 of Mil-plus In India i s a very risky business." lie mentioned Ihc hiring ol eiiolli'.s by the nliny lo tear up mosquito iH-ls. clolhes and liir- Piiulltis; hi- sidil lu- could not un- dci'sliuul this. More In .soriow than In aniri'i 1 lie ndiled thai lomctlmivs Ihe mls- slonurh'.'i wi'rrn'i even allowed Ill- side army camps to Inspect the '.onds fur sale. Neither did Ibis uiiikc si'iiM' to him. Hell. James M. Mend ,,f N. y., (liilllllliiM tit Ihc War I nv,'.-l n;,ll Illi; (.'cinmllti'c, i!i'in:indi'd that Ihe •Unie- ni'p'irlmenl glvo the missionaries u break. The Kl.c aniiouu- i'1'd stKin thci'eaHer tlmt U would allow them a -HI per cent discount. Our i'liveriiiimit slmullnncously cii- IcriMl Inln nn aRrccincnl In sell nil Ils surpluses to Ihc Indian gov- criimcnl. Tlie misslinKii les didn't tu buy much .slnfr id n price, but slill Indicalcd they were Ki'ulc- lul. worlli of maU'iial. some of which .MI.S salvai'i'. for $|.W,ll'j:i.7tl. This ineluclinl seven worth J^iiri.Vft lo I tic arm>'. which they bought for $:ili!I.U'i. They also bought thcni- sunds of shlris. piinls. and bed shcel;,. which hud cost I hi- govi-in- mcm SH-l.UtlJt. which wrrc warn mil Insofar as Ihe nrniy was concern- hu.sli opi'inllon, (or reasons 1111 known to mi', but apparently it, will be a barisiiiii. Terms Include provision for the American missionaries |o i,u v f|. (lm i m \\ a jije Ameilcaii htipiJllcs they need lo help the Indians. Presumably then they will not have lo pay Import dunes. 1 don't bcllc'Vo I'd mnke a. t:ood missionary. 1 fear I mlyht say, d n. New Braces of £t«el ' ,. MIDDLETOWN, Pn. (OPJ— More comfort and less weight mate ih» new stainless st«el paralytic br«c« developed here by the Army Air Technical Service Command•—Jw:. superior" to outmoded heivjr Irori supports, according to Lt. CoL'" Charles W. Draper. Draper said the hew brace, made torn steel tubing, has sponge -rubber, which replaced felt padding.. nend Courier News Want Ads. U. K, birlhralc dropped from W per 1,0(H) Inhabitants In HIM lo Mi.V birlbs per 1,000 inhabitants In ATTE NT JO N LADIES Cash Paid for Men's, Women's and Children's Used Clothing and Shoes. 415 W. Ash St. Insurance of every kind Phone 3545 W. J. Pollard Agency Glcncoo Hotel * ^VVV\/\/\/\/\/\A AA/\'/\'/\ A X BUY INTERNATIONAL POULTRY FEEDS River Washed Sand -- Gravel also (litixl Sandy Dirt for Fills IMiiinu C. R. HESTER North Hijjhwny (il Phone 2611 When You're in a Hurry for TJiat • CAR • TRUCK OR • TRACTOR (FLAT) 3 Service Trucks and 4 Tire Men at Your Service Hours-6 to 6—7 Days MARK'S AUTO SERVICE Ash at Second Street Try ALL-BRAN Apple Spice Muffins!! (AW tut^ar, HO shortening, but lots of praise!) 'H luud lo believe such luscious nuif- Jlus urn !iHynrU;:i!i mid Hhoi'ttinliig-lcss —but tlipy nrcl They o\vo tticlr won- deifiit fltn-or to iv combination of r.lnncr. chinunion. uiul Uio tasty, nut-KWL'ct noodnc.'i.'j ol Kelloyii'y Ai.L-ititAH. Ami .they mvu tliclr tonucr texture to tho fact IhnL ALL-HRAH Is inlllcjl cxlra-lluo Tor uoldcn KOflness. 2 cups KclloRg's 1H teaspoons AI.T.-IIHAN oinnninuii '•j cup molnMcs ^1 Ic-nspoou 1 cup silted (lour or oilier truit 1 teaspoon notla clmuiniou-ntul- J .[i tcaspuou suit fiuuar inbtluro Add AT,i.-nRj\M to inolnjwc.i nnrt milk nml allow lo souk for 15 inLniitc. 1 ;. Add <-'L'lj- HSf 1 - flour, suchi, tnlL uiul uplcca toccLlicr nnc! comblno with ALL-IRAK' mixture. Fill greased muffin pans two- thirda full. Dl|» apple slice* In clnna^ inon-suRiir inlxturo and place on top.' I3ako Ja inodordtely hot oven. (4QO"F.)| ubout 20 minutes. Makes 15 mufflns. Good Nutrition; tool ALL-TITIAN Is trirvdefromt i.AYrijj uF finest >vhc.i— n)iiccii//<ili'«;i «f the protective ; cleuii!iil3 fonnil hi tliu wtinlu Ki'itn. OiK--hn1t cim |iro- vhlos over ',a your dalJyminimum iiuccl (or Iron. arrvu Kclloff« ALJ.-iur^N dalty I For Your Home Just received Inrgc sbipiiUMiL or Siirlng-lUlod living room lunilliiro. 'i piece livlnc room sultc.s. $15n.95 to $264.50. Condi suites,'.! piece. SIOl.OS to $l!)!UiO. Couch only $59.95 to Slltl.M. Also 11 liivgu luiinber of spring Illlccl rockors to select troni. Alvin Hardy Furniture Co: %.T * WT • 301 East Main St. New and Used Phone ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES us figure your bill of materials or the total Contract, including labor. j WALPOLE ELECTRIC CO. J 110 So. Sec. Phone 3371 For River-Washed SAND and GRAVEL Phone 965 We A/so Sell Good Black Sandy Loam Dirt for Fills ,. .« Larkin Service Station 219 East Main St. K. M. Larkin — _ _ Hulcn Holme] SOMETHING NEW! READY-MIXED CONCRETE Foundations-Sidewalks-Driveways-Porches Call 5 J 7 /or estimates . ^ f PRIDE and USREY * COAL and CONSTRUCTION CO. Approved FHA Contractors

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