The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1936 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 1, 1936
Page 7
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'.WEDNF/SDAV, JULY 1, '1030 BIAT11BVILLE. (AUK.) COURIER NEWS (Continued From PIRC !) ly fair was held—actually it was a iraullry 5 ]iow, E O limited that it could ire accommodated in one small building—at OSMDM. Nor, 10 years later, lhe Mississippi county fair association has it.-; own 40- acre fairgrounds, under a ion? term lease from file city, adjoining Walker Park, thc city's beautiful, wooded 33-acre tract with modem recrt'ational faellilira, also leased by Uic fair association but op:rated us nearly as possible as a separate unit. Thc new fairgrounds already lias a large central exhibit buMing, a lialf-niile race (rack, a li«»e Brand- stand 1 and .slablcs. Other bniidinjs may be erected in the future if plans of the association me carried out. The group of men actively participating in the staying of Mississippi county fairs has changed some over the years and now only C. G. Smith of the group wliicil put on the original fair, or poultry show, is a director of (he fair association with the exception of one other man who lias been actively identified with fairs in lhe county the entire lime. Tile other man, of course, is J. Mcll Brooks, secretary of the Bly- tlieville Chamber of Commerce, u'.io lias been in ih e center of cyery fair staged, others who lmv= tjk- on an active part have been II. E. "IJob" Blayluck, E;l Critz, former county agricultural a^enl, Miss Cora Lee Coliminn, home demonstration agent, and J. Louis Cherry. The fair to be singed this 'fall will be the. first since 1031, the year thai lhe depression really "cracked down" on Blytlicville. The fair had grown to fairly big proportions In fnat year, aixiul 11 tents being required to house the entire fair. Association T»uys J^iinl Aft<?|-;the first fair at Osceola, the ssikM was staged here in 1027 under tcnls for the first time, three being used. Then the 1928 fair was ! 'ne!d at Osceola, it being the purpose cf the county chamber of commerce, sponsoring the fairs at that time,/to alternate the exhibitions between the two capitals of the county, six tents were required to house the 1928 fair. | Then Hie county chamber of commerce faded out of the picture and staging of the fairs was undertaken by Hie city chamber of, 'pairs were put on in tna fall during 1929, 1030 and in 1931- wliciv thc financial crash l"t with full force and ,,,ade the' 'air a disaster in spite of its size. •In 1933 a 40-acrc tract on the' northeast edge of the city was pur-1 chased with $5,000 contributed for! tne puriwse by business men ofi lhe county and the present Missis- '' sippi County Fair association was organized. Thc tract was mirchas- i ed from Mrs. Lillian D. Rowland ! wife of Dr. Jo'rm p. Rowland. Con- ] ditions were not auspicious in 1931' lor ti fair so lhe land was renl-U ' out and again in 1935 it ;vi ,s rented ! rark and Fair Plans Merged i When it appeared that 'develop- : mcnt of an extensive recreation' area at Blytneville would b e possible under the government's work relief program I'iie fair association . took the lead in the movement flans for a fairgrounds were mer»- ed witli those for a municipal park the fair association' contributed its (0 acres of land toward tlis p;ir- fliasc_ of the present 73-acrc park and fairgrounds propsrty, and file basis was laid for-lhe $100000 dc- velopment which the Works Pro-- ress Administration will formally turn over to the city on Saturday WPA approval was obtained after residents of Blytlieville, awake o lhe chance to secure thc Walkei iraci, a natural i>a rk Modern Homes and Buildings Reflect County's Prore PAGE SEVEN" CSS ^V.-'5.^fe&?K*£feB V-' • Ar&i^ .f^'S^'^^^^yiJife*. ' •Si' r*L- .<- '. */ \ feVji*-iT.Oi'*.-S.v: ffm"r-»™,i~. As Mississippi county Has developed, modern Homes, churches and public building have been erected' Ihroughout lhe county ' The pictures above, taken on a Inp west from Blytlicvlllc on Hi E hway 18 show lop left lo rii-ht Ihr- v,,, m , , the Lcachville high school, lhe Ur. A. I, Robinson home at L Jh viilcmUe,*c LLis! ll » c ?T TM , ^^ the home of Mrs. Charles Annslrong at ,*,,, the A. E. Sla,y home west of I)e,l, the W. A. wiiisMc home a'shorl d"S c^T, the Big Lake bridge. surpassed beauty, voted a $38,000 bond issue in order lo contribute the. necessary sponsor's share. As hud been generally anticipated in view of the' deed made to the city by the fair association and t'ne direct interest of the association in the success of the fairgrounds and park thc city council voted several inonllis ago lo lease the park and fairgrounds lo thc fair association. The association is a benevolent or non-profit corporation. Its officers and directors, nine in number, are representative of th.? county, two of I'ncm, Hale Jackson and Godfrey white, being from Osceola. Other directors arc: Clarence H. Wilson, president; Mcll Brooks, secretary; J. A. Leech, Jelt Roland, Russell Phillips, c. G. Smith and R. D. Hughes. None of the officers is salaried and under the terms of the lease of 1'iie fairgrounds and park from LUT Grocery & the city none may uhiire directly or iiHlireclly in any profits In any In the Heart of the Town "WHERE THE COUNTRY FOLKS MEET" A Complete Line o f Groceries and U. S. Government Inspected Meats. open to the public at all times. A charge will be made for of the .swimming pool but not for thc \\M\ir.~ pool. There will lie two inornluRs during carii week of Uic swimming season when children up to lii years of ugc may usa the pool without charge. There is also a large artificial lake, Willie the fairgrounds slle Is owned by the city. Cnc fair and the site really arc of county Interest, Tile purpose of ail the [airs lias been the development of ng- rlcullurc. livestock mid poultry. This of course will iiuike the me- Ing lo be presented no le.w of n feature, but the ot'ncr iniriioscs urc fundamental. During the construction work nl the park the expenditure of' city funds, secured Ihrough the $38008 bond Issue wile, was under the supervision and control of n commission appointed by city olllcliils. The commissioners, s'lierlff c, II, Wilson, Jesse Tnylor, attorney, itnd U. S. Branson, architect, hnvc given close attention lo the work and have carefully .suix-rvised lhe expenditure of cllf funds, with Mr. ISrooks acting as .secretary l o the committee. Bits'of-News Mostly Persona! Mrs. Robert E. King, who as been at nice, Miss., and vis- ling In l-'Jorida anil nl llnuis- •ick, Cia., for n year, will arrive lome In thc morning. She will bo accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Thomas w. Miller, of Hrunswick lio will visit Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Nelson Thompson and Mr. unc tlrs. Samuel p, Morris for several recks. .Mr. Morris will meet them n Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. u N. Mathls have is their guest, Martha Polk 1'er- klns, or llnlcsvlllc, Miss. .Mr. nnd Mrs. J. 1,. Caraway, of Washington, D. C., are guests of Mrs. Caraway's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Uifcrncy, and are also vlslllng at Manila as guesls of Mr Caraway's relatives. The IJcv. Alfred Carpenter nnd J. V. ,'i'ompklns were In Joncsboro Monday lo attend a meeting of Jonesboro College board- of trustees, of which they arc hiembers Leonard Holt jr., of si. Ijouls, will arrive Friday niornlng. for n Pedwin Shoes While taking a stroll through Walker Park wear a pair of WHITE, 1JUCK,. SPORT $5 "^^J SHOES Hero is the rnnst popnliii- sjiorl shnc in Jtlythcville tnthiy! Crosby Square lias cobbled them with exac'ling cure (o (live your feel comfort anil lasting wear. Crosby Mexibles at 37.5(1. 1 Exclusively at ME AD-CLOTHING CO. 315 WEST MAIN STKKUT [Jlylhcville's Sport Shoe Hemltiuarlcrs Johnny MaitkincTs Orchestra m presented in a glamourous, thrilling FRIDAY NIGHT, JULY 3 9 till ? IiV THE NEW EXHIBIT BUILDING OF THE FAIRGROUNDS One Orchestras Building will be cool and | TOml'orlabic - of Big Fans VISIT OUR LOT o We Have Good Reconditioned Cars to Fit Your I'ockel-Iiook Batteries Recharged USED TIRES $1 UP •New and. Used Auto Parts F. L. ENGLER AUTO PARTS Corner Main and Franklin Across the Street From Ilos|iilal PHON'E 378 .'Isll with ills mini, Mrs. Samuel •'. Norrls, und family, and ot'ncr olatlres. Hobby joplln, of Cftrulhcrsvllle, thc of his aunt, MM. James ), Clark, nnd Mr. Clark. 'I'. L, Mcllanay vlstlcd relatives n Parasould yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Neal have as heir RiiesU) for Iho weekend, UiDlr luiiglilcr. Mls-s Pauline, of Mem- ihis, Mrs, Miiliel Harmon, Mrs. tel Kills and son, of clear Luke. Mr." nnd Mrs. J, j, Johnson ml Mr. nnd Mrs. o. Shonyo penl yi'slerday in Memphis. ^fls A C Gallic of Detroit ( i"' visiting mends here for scie'rai'! (lays She formerly lived here Mi. and Mrs Oivllle Mitchell and Mr un<l Mrs W, M Mcrarland mid daughter. Grace, and their niece, jlmmlt) Jean Brownneld, Have icluined from a ueck/s camp- lug tilp at Allen's Huntln» and ' fishing club near zelnm Mo Mr* n E fchcy and daughters, Mlsiei Annabel and Mary Trances linvo gone to Cleveland; o, to siiciid a. month wlt'n Mrs sticys daughter, Mis s E Turner, and Mr 'Jurner. ORDERS TAKEN FOR "BERNAT" YARN INSTRUCTIONS TOEE Mrs. Leslie Hooper Mrs. A. G. Haley 110!) Chlckasawbn Phono 702 Drs. Wert & Wert OPTOMETRISTS Over Joe Isaacs', 6!or«< "WE MAKE 'EM SEE" Phono 6W Meri heie are the Style Leaders In SUMMER SHOES Urtc/y, cotii..comfort'keeps j),,c c HJU, (lie (ll(jiilly iiiui distinction of .snlnit modern slyl- iiiK, UK well dressed men c\ci>wlieie .sinjj thc „«, nniiHbs (if i'BWVIN SUOHs! '^ They are tleiinilely '"IMb" VM(!I ti K ,j, stic.mi lines', sinii air cooled fo.Umcs Voin choice ^ of while, tan 'or hlack. "-• The FAMOUi JOH AI'PLKIiAUM See Any Show At Hie Ritz For Oiily lc 100 USED BOTTLE CAPS ORANGEADE • DARI-RICH CHOCOLATE MILK CRAIG'S SWEET MILK CRAIG'S BUTTER MILK from .any of the proil- .ncls listed at the left will entitle the bearer to a Free Theater Ticket when presented to a Craig route man or at the dairy. The only cost attached lo thc above offer will be .(he lc lax which must be paid by those who claim tickets. These tickets cannot be secured at the theatre... .Get them from any Craig dmer or at the Craig''Dairy on South Franklin.' CRAIG'SDAIRY Phone 74 '£-3 H ' J I A, ''I 3

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