The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1930 · Page 3
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ZKDAY, DKCRMBFU 27, 1030 I'.r.YTMKVIU.H. (AUK.) COUUIKU NKWS PAfiR THllKJ: LYIHEVILLE'S INDUSTRIAL AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES Trade, Build and Invest In Biytheviile '"A City of Optimists' Your Cooperation will helj) make Biytheviile mightier. Advocates INew Hail Line psi BKIUE : A* ** v* A I I A f\ •*• I I C I F™ k*V A^t^ ••;.•&=•>•••. A/- *w,\; l. i. Vv^'Jc ,u?ik Lines Oppose D. anc r) ; -; Proposal for New Easl-West Route. f\ By DON.V SU'lTON t:i'NEA Service Writer NEW YORK.—The shaggy be.iui id Covering might of Leonov Fres;l Lovee have intruded themselves sain—probably unpleasantly—iip- 1 the dreams of America's other illroad moguls. ' For. the "Haniman Short Line," i le railrciad that- never was. threat- ! is orice more to disturb the ?a.st- i n transportation pictme. j In Washington L-lay. m?mt?r., f the Interstate Commerce Com- | ussion are furrowing their bro\vs j i p er hundreds of pages of closely ! I'pewr-ltcn copy which give rcn- ' >ns why two ribbons of shiny steel i .'.ould or should not be stretciiei cross the gently rolling hills ivel plateaus of the 283 miles UG ii'cen Easton. Pa., and Pittsburgh, i Those pages contain the testi- j tony uuon wlilcli a 20-year-old vi- ion of Ijoree, aged veteran of in- er-railroad warfare, will live or ie:"They are the arguments pr; nd con r on the practicability of the ' Ian. o,f..the New York. Pittsburgh nd:Chicago Railroad to pierce thp j armidable Appalachian range ul it.-1 )we'st. point, opening up a ne.v liort; route between ihe Great .akcs and the Atlantic Seaboard. His Biggest Battle Loree, 72 years old. Is fighting >J6 greatest Tight—and his opponents are all the mighty railroads n the;cost. Since - about 1011 Loree, who i r . resident of the Delaware and Ilud- on/'Railrcad.i'has kept alive the ision/of puffing locomotives ?nu umbh'ng trains roaring throMgh his"stretch of quiet hill country, r.rming a new short link bcLween Lher eastern and western lines thai nil bring the Pittsburgh district rmles closer to New. York anl ut oil ten per cent of the distance om'^'ew York to Chicago. It was a plan that he conceived nth' trie late E. H. Hairiman, great ailroad. builder—and a last mes- age-.to "see the project through' ;as Harriman's legacy to Lcree. For 20 years the plan has failed cither hosivus: o! oncmic factors, the World War ihe opposition of other ads. But Loree has clung to hi: earn of constructing "the mo=: onomlcal railroad in America' rough tlie shortest cut between si and west. And o;her railroad agnates have been pers'stentiy lunted by the specter of ireatcned competilion. Meets Powerful Opposition Lined up against the lone Lore? , this newest railroad battle are le executives of the Pennsylvann ew York Central. Baltimore and hio, Reading and other roads. They have argued before the . C. that, there is no »iiar,ime;> l mt the projected short line would '. acure a supporting business, that! riere is no financial plan for p.'i- ng it over, that there are not suf- eient terminal facilities, and that V5' .'iliinculiy of constructing the nt would be tremendous bec-aiis? would hav Commodity Prices for 1931 Depend c.n Reduced Ac'ge ;d!>y 1930 Low Marks Handles Alligators Just Like Chickens The great railroads of the counirj arc opposing the plan cf I,. F. l/>- ree, above, agctl Iranspartalion mr grate, to inaugurate a fifth cas'.- wcst system liy building a short lii. c through Pennsylvania. The map shou-s the route of the projected 283-mile road, between I'ittsliurffh j and Easloii," Pa., which irciiltl foi m an important continental ia:l- road link. president of tira Single Girls Listructed LONDON. (UP)—An effort to instruct single girls in the art of happiness in marriage is being made at the Horticultural Hall here. Girls contemplating marriage are invited to enter (he "Unexpected Guest" competition in which they I ant to become railroads. He has acted as a super-doctor lo many run-down, ineffective railroads. By sheer efficiency of management, he has made them successful. For instance, in 1900. when the Pennsylvania Railroad was faced with fierce competition, It secured control of the Baltimore and Ohio. This oldest road in America -.vas in poor shape. And Loree, at the age of 41. was named president of thc B. and O. anri given ! dinner rail-'the herculean task of restorinj its' 'prestige. He won out. Many times his interests havo been aligned with those of '.h; other great railroad executives of the country, many times they have ^een in opposition. Always, he has'young men would risk marriage if this | acted indepsndently, fearlessly in : 'hey knew their prospective wives what he has believed to be the best had successfully passed some such demonstration of service to the , test, public. ; He is proudest, probably, of his contributions lo Ihe science of rail- | reading. Viewing railroncis through j thc keen eyes cf an engineer, he . 'Ctntimicd from page one) prices cf oilier primary goods, such ,as non-feiTcub metals, have fallen .to 7o per cent of 1U28, according lo 1 cltlcinl flsuies." ! The same reason thai brought < wheat down, was also partly re- ; sponslble for a drop In coilce and sugar futuvc-s. In collee the silim- ' tion was precarious. Brazil, larg- . cst producer, has a huge surplus ! on hand. The government has nt- I tempted thus far unsuccessfully to 'cops with tin.- situation. During'a biicf period when revolution made shipments from Brazil light, lulures i rose in New York. They declined | after (lie revolt had subsided. Sugar ' made new lows for all time, dropping below a cent a pound lor the raw product. ; Regarding the coffee ami sugar ! dlualicn. Benjamin .'J. Peabody, president cf the New York Coffee , and Suqar Exchange, saidi "When prices have suffered cx- j tensive declines in commodiiiej . like CoiTec and sugar, a natural economic result to be exacted is an increase in consumption. When : prudent dealers in these commodi- j tics define a stabilized level, they regain confidence and attempt to contemplate future wants by carrying larger stocks." Scarcity of Cocoa ' Cocoa production was unique among the commodities. Instead of any serious overproduction ahead tiiere looms thc possibility of scarcity of supplies, according to officials of the New York Cocoa Exchange. And yet cocoa is selling j in the neighborhood of 6\i cents a j pound, against 9'1 cents at, tile be- I ginning of the year. The loss of 40 per cent is attributed to drop in : consumption ami thc general dc- I pression. Producers enter 1931 j with low inventories. I All other commodilies aro down j sharply from where they were a . year ago. As this is written, but- ,tor is at 30 cents a pound, against . 40 a year ago; coffee at 7, cents a pound, against O'-l; eggs 36'i cents ; a dozen, against, 61 cents; potatoes S3.50 a barrel, against $6; Hour S4.40. against $5.35; granulated sugar 4.65 cents a pound, against .'-! y.AiTxH&$&;.#> tttv.S-'V 'School Girl, 16, Is First Woman 'Gator Fanner An alllsalor makes a pretty liijf armful, says l-:tr:inur l.,nk Here sin- is : early Historic Westminster Abbey England's National Slirmel£j™ In Arl of Happiness 8 cmts - and tea 14 « n ts <i pound, against 18 cents. The. foregoing are wholesale prices as given by U. G Dun & Company. A feature of the live stock bitu'a- the Bachelor Girls' Exhibition at! t{ ° n was a C1ha " se in lho Position of same meats. Lamb and mutton topped the list in price haying dropped to second place In the three principal meats .Port climb imust cook and serve a three-course i cd lo thc top ' Beef dr °PP«» «° ^' within an hour. Method, i p1 "" fro ! n second. neatness, food value of the menus !, Tnc '"'"stock industry should originality- and palpability wi ii ^ve another good year," John A score in the test i numw ". Chicago Board of Trade Young men visitlii* Ihe cxhibi- P" sld ™t, said. "Cheaper food tion were very much in favor of sho " !d oflsel any loss in ""stock the idea many declaring that more ' nce , s ' ,, And ll should "* r <™em- bered that Ihe New York and Chl- cou|ile nf her pets. Bj NEA Service | Of all Ihe world-famous churches, none Is more celebrated than Westminster Abbey, the national sanctuary of England. The structure's historic associations, its antiquity and the reverence In which It is held make It the visiting place each year of tens of thousands of persons from all parts of the woild. Kin[s Crowned There Westminster Abbey has been called "the history of thc English race set in stone." And, truly, there Is scarcely a field of thought or of action or a department of sciencd or branch of art which Is not represented in its bounds. No other English church Is so closely associated with the national life and history. English kings since William the Conqueror have been crowned there and the coronation cjialr, containing the ancient stone ol Scone, brought by Edward I from Scotland, still stantlE in the chapel of Edward the Con. feosor. In Westminster Abbey lie the remains of many kings and queens as well as poets, soldiers, statesmen, theologians. actors, musicians, scientists and other notables of the past. There Elizabeth and Mary rest kings of England. It was owi'd during the ncfarnm- cathedral (1540-50), but by Queen Mary. It present, organization, i under a denn nnd 13 prebendaries, ! from Elizabeth. The American birth rate for 1029 v.v.s 18.0 per 1000 of population—the lowest since comp hcnsivc recants on thc subjecl weie started In 1015 by the U. S Bureau of Census. ..IMS ANCJKI.KS, D«. 25..—.The world's most unusual occupation fir n woman is held by Eleanor Link of Los Anjolcs. who it followlnj iii her father's footsteps as an "alll- liator' farmer." The daughter (if Carl Link, manager of a famous. Lus Angeles alligator farm, Eleanor's playtime slixce early babyhood has be.?n spent In company wllh r.iltgators. when she reached the age at which in-.st little girls have the doll-craze, Besnor graduated to bigger and blgesr 'gators, until now at 16, she is on Intimate terms with the largest of (hem, Her long association with alll- gatcra has led to an understanding of (heir mentalities, and Ml&s Link IB convinced that U:a reptiles can distinguish between strangers nnd friends. Moveovcr, her experiments have proved that they' can bz taught tricks ol an elementary nature, and she la now attempting to train "Peter," a 'three-foot specimen, to pull a mlnlatura boat. Miss Link UVes delight Iri exposing the ."death-defying" stunt artists who appear to take dangerous chances when, they cntiW a pool ol alligators. She gives away their secret, whlcu. can be reduced to ihls: Keep his mouth shut and stay c'r?ar of his tall. This is based oh thc peculiar arrangement of jaw muscles that elves the animal tremendous biting pressure, but rery lltle reverse strength, when It attempts to open its iriouth. Members .of Eleanor's class in nigh school; however, are loath to follow her bravely into the. water In nn attempt to duplicate her simulated "capture." of a gigantic alligator. ! DO NOT BE MISLED it is generally considered That a financial statement Is most vulitnble when prepared by t. Public Accountant-. • But notwithstanding, the statement is no better than . his certificate. His . cerllflca'.e Is no better nan his ability 19 prepare, ahd'.'hls . honesty to (ell'the truth. A truthful'statement stands, others" : fall in time. Know your Accountant. .'.- . • '• : A. G. HALL, Public Accountant. 21b IV. Walnut St. Bonded Ait West in the same tomb. And there, also, are the graves of Mary, Queen of j wholly completed until the end of j Scots, ol the statesmen who deter- the 15th century. The ehr-pol ofj for Ior Airways Line Steel companies, vetcr- ,,has given,practical he,;, in the per- ! LO™ <UP,-Beg,,h,r^service "^ « e ^7^" city. They have taken steps to- cago demand for baby meat Is being met by fattening cattle in a _, . . . . , .. single year instead of in four as m , Ined h . er deall \ and the formerly." i* no £ P° k(; hcr doom As regards some of thc stab!-1 Chaucer, Browning, Tennyson, metals like steel or.d copper, ef-: Wordsworth, Bulwer Lytton and i forts have been made toward' sla-• Darvv ' ln are buried there. | bilization. Steel comnanies. vpter- Tne flr5t church of St. fcction of csiginff. switches, track 1 -. and grades. In addition, h? in known to have made inestimable contributions to better relationships between hbor and caoital. ' Possesses Lire at Wealth If he is known as a fighter, it :^ . because circumstances he.ve given - to pass over numer-l llim thc nan of a fighter in ma'nv us valleys, necessitating the erec- j S rcat railroad dramas. To his loyal on of many viaducts ] <™Ployes. he is a kindly, almost Loree and his associates counter ^'™ n .- Hc .. !s »'™™^ly wealthy, y contending that the territory | * ^™. T'^enS from between Alexandria «nd Famagusla in C;.j;ius. with an intermediate at Haif in Palestine may be w ' ' " ' ress toward curt The six weeks' experimental scr- have llnd litlle ward sinbilizing prices lor 1931. m a' n 'aining a . , hrough which the road U a coal district of great PD- enlial wealth, and that the time ; nd money saving effected by ransportation over this short cut ,-ould alon* make the line pay. rhey profess not to be worried bout nnancmg the project. They .oint out that the natural expin- ion of this economical route ,-oukl cause terminals to grow, vnd they show that the viaducts fould pass above about 40 pubiic Ighvays, thus avoiding crossroids hit would imprril maio;- ttaffio. The estimated cost of buiMln- nd operaling the line for five ears Is S177.COO.OOO. The Hsrrl- lan estalc bought charters on tin 000 acres of Sand through which he short line would run. Easy rades nnd curves, it is pointed ou;. ,-oiild permit operation at the low- st cost. And—important in a time- •f business depression— the r.ill- oad would give employment to 20,00 men. The roie of a fighter isn't a new nc to L. F. Loree. His career has punctuated with struggles and ictory, duels of money and power, .ver. since he rose from n S:!5-- .lonth job as a surveyor's assist position perhaps somewhat less eminent than he once held vdt'r, many millions of dollars—another factor which undcubtedlv nnnDy^ prosperous rivals who are at the head of more important roads. Loree is a family man. too. He \ always was fond of playing golf i nd other gam;s with his thr-^', children as they grew up. Kis ]i- i brary of technical bcoks is one of! the most complete in the country.' and he is noted as n breeder of i prize Guernsey cattle and for the i raising of Orpington chickens ai ' his country home at West Orans^ I N. Y. : i But now, at 12. he again is gird-! cd for battle. His Print lo carry '• out thc wishes of his great fr:cnj ' Harriman is the most important of his life. The fact that all the big railroads in the country are frowning on his •p'ans doesn't matter at all. He Is used to fights. said to have been a complete success. Because Haifa may , become an important oil base, nnd Cyp-us is a vacation center of growing popularity, dir.ic'ors cf thc company see a bright future tin air line operating tr> Cyprus with its 400,000 population. b>lt (lle "»ce demand success so far as priee is concerned, Henry VII was ncldcd in Iu02-20. the west towers in 1722-40. and the north transept- mi, restored 1890. Unity of Style Peter } In spite of the many intcrrup- CCxtt S1PSEY SATISFIES Also Other High Grade Coals Buchanan Coal Co. Office Pi-.one 107 Residence 717 is for Improvement reappears. - — "• ~*- * •-'.'-* i ni aimc ui uie manv jnitriup- (Westmlnster Abbey's ofllcial name tions. the abbey's uniiy'of slyle is is the Collegiate Church ol St. remarkable. It shows" the French Peter) is said to have been founded i influence on early English style in by King Scbert on Thornley Isle in its polygonal npsc and chapel, lh" 016. Legand relates thc coming of: loftiness of the nave. a;ui heavy St. Peter himself to hallow his new ! Hying butlrcsses. _. ' I The towers measure 225 fcci Edward the Confessor. In 1050, while the nave Is 102 fee! the lofti- began erection of a new church on est in England. The total exterior the present site. The choir and length is 423 feet nnd the breadth transepts were built between 1245 is 12 feet for nave and al.-les pnd and 1258. Henry III took up re-1203 feet across the transepts i of the church in the; The abbey was heavily endowed BARGERSVILLE, Iixi. (UP)— ,, ,„,,, Bargersville has become the fast-, . illc ;,„„„ , va , np , v . lv -naowKi British «t moving town in Indiana since ^"' "ntury. the nave not being I and under specinl nrotec'ion o' he ire for ccnsttiiction started on the high- ?=r=~S==~^==^C^_^^i__^rr-• - ' ' through ™*" •>'«»« b >' Mmelh "« like " lc cvcry wetli - ™ "" ^Itcrt 30 ' 00 °' 000 PC °- igh way through here. Nearly every house In the town will be moved to permit the straightening of the road. The job will not be difficult, however, as only 290 people live The 1923 iri,irria.sos in the Unit•>i Slates tniale:! !,232.550 — .1 •jin of SO.C5J. or -1.2 pa' eeir, r.-ri 1923. Marriages in lail Vr.c: shown a 1.S per cent decrca^.i 1 .v.-.- the previous year. \VK DRY CLEAN OU DYE 'ANYTHING 'ilie L Phone 327 Blythevilie Laundry limits WTO m t iy language / SUPERIOR COAL CO. Cherry & Railroad Phone 123 'What A Life —" says one hrake lining to another, No vender TVC wear out." RAYBESTOS Lined Brakes Stand 2CI slops in a day's nnrk. thc GafT. Dixie Service Station I'hone 315 Ash Jt Bre.iduay COAL and Kentucky nnd Alabama Red Ash Coals. Delivered Anvwhcro. Hay, Kar Corn, Oals, Mixed Peed. Special Trices ou Car l.ols. C. L. Bennett & Co. Phone G] Chicago Mill A^ Lumber Corporation A.S. Barboro&Co., Inc. Blytherille, Ark. Wholewla FRUITS — NUTS — VEGBTABLS8 BEANS — PEAS Serving southern merchants over fifty years. Phone 920. Second »nd B«M.

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