The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1936 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

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, JIM i, i 1,13. (ARK.V COUlUKll Levees Improved, Roads, Parks and Schools Built During Past Year The Works Progress Administration on June 30 brought lo a close a 12-monl'ns program In which $300,000 was exiMjndcd In Mississippi county on useful projects, most of them improvements of permanent value. A new program, authorized under the relief act passed by the recent session o[ congress, gels underway today. It Is anticipated that it will make possible the completion of projects as yet unfinished mul probably the inauguration of a number of new ones. B. N. Wilson, former anility highway engineer of Mississippi county, is administrator of the WPA district in charge of activities in this county. His headquarters are ill Jonesboro. Jesse Wiggins is In immediate charge of work ill this county. The map of the county on 1'ils page shows the location of all of the major projects carried on by the WPA during the past year and most of the minor ones. Lcvcc Improvement Work One of the outstanding pieces of work was Vac clearing ntid grading of the levee on the east side of the Big Lake-Little River flootlway and on the south side of the State Line ditch. Besides clearing and earth work this project included l',i» driving of 42.500 lineal feet of piling to prevent caving and sliding of the levee. Carried on in cooperation will) Drainage District 17. this project lias put the Big Lake-Little River levee system In the test condition in its history and lias brought about a substantial improvement in flood protection lor thousands of residents of Mississippi county. The WPA has also carried on extensive programs of ditch clearing in Drainage District n and in Drainage District 10, west of Big Lake. Over 100 miles of ditches have been cleared of willows and other obstructions, including about 30 miles in District 17, chiefly cast of Blythcville, and 74 miles in District 16, near Lcachyillc. Parks Here and Near Wilson Large parks at Blythcville and I near Wilson arc two major WPA projects of a distinctly different character. The Walker Park recreation nrea and county fairgrounds, on 73 acres Of land adjoining the city of Blytheville, is described in detail elsewhere ill this paper. In t'ne south end of the county - :M\c :-.WPA is •-participating, .in-..thsi.. construction of improvements on a GO-acrc tract, set aside by the J^c Wilson company for public recreation. When completed this park located near Bassett, will include a 30-avc artificial lake, tennis, basketball and volley ball courts and a large swimming pool. There will also be a community building and cabins and tent space for tourists. During the past year the WPA lias completed 10 miles of gravel road in rhis county, built to state highway department specifications, divided aboul equally between the Blytheville-Oosnell-Calumet road . and a road running north from Osceola, known as the New Salem road. Two Smith -Hughes buildings have been completed and arc now In use. one at Dell and the other at Blytheville. The latter Is for the Blytheville negro school. Gymnasium, Schools At Manila the WPA built a large gymnasium, with floor adequate for a standard basketball court. II has been well patronized from the first and has become a. center of community as well as school activities. A number of new rural school buildings have been built with WPA labor, including a three-room school and teacherage at Milligan Ridge, in the extreme west part of the county, one south of Rowland, and another at Lone Oak. near BIylhci'ille, where the old school was destroyed by fire. Other activities, widely scattered over the county, have included minor repairs and Improvements on public buildings, street repairs, storm sewer work and water line extensions. An extensive health and sanitation program has been carried on. including mosquito control work and the erection of numerous flyproof privies. Scores of women have been furnished employment. In sewing rooms, operated at Lsftchvillc, Manila, Blythcville and Osceola, in the serving of lunches lo hundreds of undernourished school children, in a homo aid project in which mothers have been trained in meal planning, sanitation and budgeting, and in various. clerical, library, education and other projects. Hundreds of persons without oilier means of support have been furnished employment, for tile most part at work of permanent public value. SALT LAKE CITY (UP)—Residents of this city don't, liaw. lo turn the clock ahead lo save day- lighl, J. Cecil Alter, government mctcoiologist told citizens. Location of Salt LakCf City on the western edge of (he Rocky Mountain time belt gives it 38 more minutes of daylight than Denver, and an hoiir more than points on the eastern edge of the belt. Where WPA Has Been at Work In Mississippi. County Development Is Continuing In Mississippi County The Mllllgen Ridge ccmmunity, in the extreme northwest of LitUe River township, is one of the rapidly developing sections of the county. Above are shown, top, a fine new three-room sclioolhouso. recently built to iake the place of an inadequate one-room school; center, tcacheragc on the school grounds, and. bottom, home of one of the farmers who arc putting the land in this section T . , . , ' Into cultivation. The scliooliiou.sc and teach-ra-c were built n- P P ' ClUrC ^ S " C ' A ' 5 an cxampl ° ° f lhc dilch dearin3 work WPA -orojccts " ° ' • llaS tCC " carrlctl °" this > l|;ar °>' U>e WPA ln Drainage '.'] ^Districts 16 and 17. In the center is pictured a new read under ccnstn-ctio.il through lands In the western part of the counl'y which small •farmers are developing under purchase contracts with District 17. At the bottom is shown WPA levrc clearing ant! grading work on District 17's Little River ilocclway levrc. County Sponsors Help Make WPA Program Success By B. \. WII.SOX District wr-A Administrator The Works Progress Administration program consisted of the employment of a number of. unemployed and destitute persons at a se- curity'wage on worthy local projects In their neighborhood, requested, sponsored, and in part financed by local governmental units, since July 1, 1935, to July 1936. Thus, to a large extent, the local governmental units Yiave been responsible for..the success of the sors have been more than cooperative and willing to cnrry ihrir share of die cost, and they can lake due credit for the fact that we have achieved somD ontsfonJing projects. I wish, at this timo. to thank the county, towns, drainage districts scticol flistrict-s, and otlicr governmental agencies for having made our program in Mississippi county a success and a pleasure. Tomb of Najiolton Gels New Gold Leaf PARIS (TIP)—The grr.it (tamo of the invDlldes in Paris, beneath which Nappleon lies burled, lias been regilded. Gold leaf, thinner than cigarette UrtJA l» L VIUHl ILill. llllltllel 111,11! ClStHillll. Ind des"wb?e n prS' g W0rthwhlls P^",^ was applied over a surface Auto Is Built of Parts j mMllin " s ^ was assisted In as- 07 n il r Sinibliiig Mi; machine by Ray Wilt 37 Death Cars am id E. I). Frazee. It is a roadster find capable of traveling 70 miles an hour. Preston, mechanic, probably ownsi All'noueh Preston said he doe.i WICHITA. Kan. <UP) — Ben tlie world's most gruesome automobile. . His car has been assembled from parts of 25 automobiles in uViich 37 persons were killed. One lender was taken from a car used by Eddie Adams, notorious Kansas bandit, Just before h= was killed by Wichita police several years ago. Atiolher fender Is from a car used by the late Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd » not intend to drive the car at that speed, ho does not xtonrl in fear of its gruesome reminders. He said that lie assembled the machine as a hobby, but it will sl.ind out as a warning to other motorists. TOLEDO (UP)—Donna K. Mar tin. who is 13, Is the daughter o! city fireman number 13. sfationcc at number 13 engine house. She was born on a Friday, the 13th learned to walk at 13 months, had You Can't Beat HUBEARDS Figure_With Hubbard First LIVING ROOM SUITE 2 11|ew Hm " l "" u " °^ 1UMd LIVING MM SUITE* l>iL ' cc ' fl " )lmir - " C! 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