The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1936 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 1, 1936
Page 16
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M>AGE 8 'A BLYTHEV1LL15, (AM.) COURIER Agiicu'ltuial Development Has Fallowed Cutting of llie Timber Leachvllle will take i;s place in Arkansas' cenlirj of progress as .a community of joung people. .The town has been built and the ^country around it settled within ,the pisl quarter century. As , late as . 1914 there was only cue stole In Leachvllle, and scarcely a suitable house In which • to live The main slieet was a mud hole, according to ihc. flrsi. Killers, and there was only a one-room •• schcolhouse, and no public roads or chLrches. Leachvllle Ins BIOAII rapidly. It was unincoiporalcd in 1920 and its population was very small. The 1030 censts tnie It 1.15C per- Leaoliville Is Named For Him Joshua Gilbert Lench, of Holly Springs, Miss., acquired Ihe present site of Lcnchvillc Rons Todav its population probably 1500 It Is served by!of (he Eurroundli .„ IftO rftllrouls and Iwo state high- limber, In the nineties "f tbe hist \\ays. Cotton Is llie principal century. When the town grew up product of the sutioundlng farm it wns named for him. lie died In area and tcachUile luis a mini-' 1!>04. her of well equipped gins and «| • compress and warehouse plant. Mrs.. Etlle Byrd of Trimlile, Tenn., one of llie town's oldest residents, first settled at Lspanio. Cora Lee Coleman Helps Show Way to Better Farm Conditions Every rural home In Mississippi cmintv will be attractive and comfortable, pnnlrlcs nbundnnlly Indcn with home grown foodstuff, n"d nil fnnn women nnd girls will bo (?ond housewives nnd home milkers wllh time for recreation nnd social activity If tilt! fimblllon if Miss Cora Lrc Coleman. coun- lv linm<! demonstration nitenl, nnd Dm 1.702 rural women, who under li»r direction arc scrvhK as lead- TS lo Improve living condllions In fi"'in home.s, nre realized. Their efforts nre Kiildcd bv n special pi'OKiam. nmnpcd mil by the stale ar<' nnlional extension services, chvillc nnd much I Mlss Colcmnii savs her nlm is .ng land, then In " ln lmv( ' every rural home In MKsisslupl counly heaullful to look ill nnd comfortable lo live In. lo have milk. cgijs, vegetables and friills produced on eveiy farm man has the work of sponsoring correct /ceding, recreation nnd the making of toys. That Mississippi county has excelled In this work" is shown In Hie fact thai, these women Imve won national honors two years In Heller Homes work. | Tho home demonstration pio yrnm iilso Includes the work with tbe boys and ijlrls 4-H clubs. There are 812 member); enrolled In the 33 clubs of the county. 1 Tin-so boys iiiul ulrls are between the uyes of ten mid 18 who fol- thc Instructions of the extension agents on farm and lidme methods. Hotli the county ngrl- cultural ngcnU and the home demonstration iigcnt work In the 1-lf clubs, which meet every, month. J Tlio members are taught the advantages of partnership, ownership, friendship, leadership and citizenship by the use of health, derived WEDNESDAY, JULY i, 1930 They Head Blytheville's Men's Organizations head, hcarl, hands and the l-li emblem being from these, Each year this county I lias produced state winners In club activities. | Tills has been Ihe Ilrst year that Junlor-ndult 4-11 clubs hnvc Se-art,;"„££«J^s^^^ £2as-rv^. J - *•;"• — —• the toys and girls in rurnl com-i Lions club. The club now 10 years club. The club chartered in 1922 ' " ' P J immUles who had completed tliclr old, has 23 members-who meet each now has 33 members It meeti for ' " clnh work and who had not Tuesdnj ' "-- " - ' ' <.«>."" 4-11 "Ui-,:l(:" Tuck relnled for Ihu you.i/jer ncncratlnn wns h i s friendship with the James bro- Ihers. Jesse nnd Frank. "Uncle" but moved to Leachville In 1914 where hei son, E E Bjrd, cpensd ^"tif'Lt^e ''wT onV -—,,1. '>"»* house consisting of one room and a "lean to' kitchen, and n small store. .There was only n ;small amount of cleared in ml arid no farms ns yet had been cultivated at Leachville. Lcarh Acquires Timber lauds ;Thc rich "timber Inntls attracted investors lo this-part of Mississippi counly even before the first of Hits century.. Among them was Josluw Gilbert Lsach, for whom the town was immed. Mr. Lunch was a wealthy lesldeut of Holly Spungs, Miss, mid had served 111)align the Civil Win under the command of General A. J. Vau- Ehan Mr Lench wns, a unlive of Wilson county, Tenu., where .Iie.was born in 1842, At the clos^ of the win he settled in Holly Springs, Miss whcie he lived until his death -In 1904. It was In the eiily nineties that Mr Leach acquired a large tract of land in the district where Leachville- is now "located. Latei ^Ihe Chicago Mill and Lumber company biilll n liainwny into this secllon and . hau.lcd Ihc cut limber into then mill at Bly- thenlle Mr Loach became lu- leiested in the limber lands of ,Buffnlo Island before there w-ns nny settleuicnt established nt any pclnt In the Ucjnlty He made his purchase In the early nine- lies, and It Is on part of this :tract of land that the lo\vn (if Leach\llle \\ns established. ThouRh :MiY Leach continued lo'make his home In Holly Si ungb, he spent much of his lime in Lenchville, and wni giently In'ercsted In ils development In the curly seventies he married Miss Marinh G Butt, an aunt of the Into Arthur Bitf, of Bljtheville. There 'Wcre' : six daughters born of this union, : three of whom arc still living .Tells"..61 HulTalo Trail ,^~.Mi'ch of the earh history of Lcnclmlle has tscn gained from One ^of Buffalo Island's oldest citizens. "Uncle" Tiu,k Wnllacs, who'died June S of this yenr. ,He came there ucie onlj on what" is now 'nick found Ihem very line men. and he believed it wns the cruel that inspired them to seek revenge under the guise of being notorious outlaws. After llie first of the present century, Ihc Chicago Mill and Lumber Company built n ti'iitn- wny Into this rich Umber country Which' started the clenrlng of land nnd llie development of farms. HIl I!y Cyclone The lown had not more than started ils building program when it was swept nway by n cyclone. Lut from the two stores nnd cue hcuse built In 1014, the lown rebuilt nnd todny it Ims several altnicllve homes nnd buildings, nmoiig which Is one of the finest school buildings in the county. Among the Ilrst jolliers in this community nre John Wllhnm. Newt Hipp, Munsey tlonnoi'll, J. W. Cokcr, and others who were among the first to become established In the community. Vr. A. E', Robinson, who Is - n successful farmer, as well as one of the town's most prominent physicians, gives credit to the extensive drainage progi-am of the comity ns (he greatest factor in settling Ihls seclion of Mississippi counly. lo this region when three 'houses the site of Jotifsucro, and when Lake City \\ as Known as Old Town. He de- scubcd the botndir> of Bullalo Island, as this section _ wns first called, as Big Lake east anJ lo Lake _ west from City; an Nal'lian Weinbcrg (!ounly's Earliest Jewish Kesidenl d norjh and south from Kcnnett. Mo, lo Mirkcd Tree Ark. About sit miles west of Leachville, ".Uncle ," claimed there was a buffalo trail which the animals followed in making their way thi'ough the \\ildci ness. Early Jumlers in this -section found n great number of bUfnlo horiis mattered over Ihc woods, and it.:wos Ihls" evidence of the country, having been a haunt of the animals which caused the hunt'.'is to nnme the seclion Biiffala Island. It was loft nnd swampy. A California archer has fitted ex- willi water covering much of. Ihc: plosive points to his arrows, so that niea '• ' lht> 5' wl1 ' S° olf when they enter * Among the choice stories which j game. Nathan Wcinbcrg, who came lo Osccoln In 188B, is believed to Imve been the first Jew to settle in Mississippi county. A native of cour- land, then n paii of liussia. now Lithuania, Mr. Wcinberg chose Os- ceoln. as his home while traveling through file South looking for a "good location." His small business, which he started shortly after going to Osceola, grew to n substantial dry goods company before his death In 1901. ' Although 48 years have passed since its birth llie firm is yet In operation with his nephew, Nathan Wetnbcrg II., nt its head. Although Mr. Wcinbcrg soon won the respect nnd goodwill of the community, the greying that was accorded him al first wns not exactly cordial. There was even an attempt to drive him froai U'c town but file more tolerant ntll- lude of the community's leaders prevailed and he remained to build n successful business nnd to take an active part in civic affairs. Mr. Welubtrg met Ills wife, a un- live of the snms part of Russia ns that from which ho came, In Nashville, Tenn. Among t'nelr children Is Mrs. Walter Roscntlial, of this city. Is n In diiantitics. lo supply Ihe fnm lly (nblc the year round, wllh a small surplus lo sell, lo hnvc cv- ei-y pantry filled with cnnned frulls. canned meals nnd dried products, to have every smoke house supplied with meats of standard quality: lo have every wife nnd half-grown girl know Ihe principles of food selection imd preparation nnd put this knowledge Into practice, lo hnvc Ihe ordinary dietary diseases practically eliminated; lo fmve Ihe farm hnniemnkcrs so regulate their business of home mnklng as to surround themselves wllh modem equipment which will leave Ihem lime, energy nnd enthusiasm for rest, rendlnc. child training nnd social activities," Nearly 10,01)0 Farm Humes To rcalljie the task facing those who would teach the nrt of bettor llvlni! to every fnrm woiimii, It must be remembered that then! nre O.SI89 rural homes In Mlssls- slnul county. Twenly-flve years of effort on the part of home demonstration workers hns already been spent hci-e, and there nre almost 2.000 enrolled In the work, but the majority of this county's rurnl housewives must yet be taught before the program Is anywhere near completion, If such n program could ever be called complete. Miss Colemnn, who cnmc here 12 years ago, hns her headquarters In Blythevllle. but serves the cn- llrc county. She received her A. !). degree from Lander college of Greenwood. S. C,. and lalcr nl- lendcd Columbia University Teachers college of New York city, where she completed her In home economics. She Inught home economics at Oraugeburg. S. C.. two years before becoming home demonstration agent of Omngebnrg county, n pnstllon she held she cnme lo TJIythcvillc. The character of her work Is reflected In Ihe fact thnt in 1026 she was one of the six agents in the United Slates selected for the most outstanding work and the bral yenr books. As nn award she wns given a trip to Europe. i Her club women nre organized. Into -14 clubs, wllh n county or-1 I'liesdny neon lit the Hotel Noble lunch enevi Thursday noon at the mirried or. If married, had not for lunch. I'ral 11. Child and Hns-; u 0 lel Noble E D Ferguson is afflllnted Ihcmselves with the old-1 sell Knrr are vice-presidents. Mm-- vice-president and U s Vraiuon er groups. I ray Smart Is secretary-treasurer. ! is secretary-treasurer. ville Chamber of Commerce, which has a history dallng back lo Ihe orgQiilznlEon in 1001 of the Blythc- ville 'nnd commander of Dud cason post, American legion. The jiost, mini-' her 23 in the department of Arkansas, hns a membership of 22« Business^ Men's club which [Clarence Holder is vice-commander, .--•Hoj.5 Stevens is adjutant and J. K: . ..™ Blytheville's clesignallon n= I county seat for its chief purpose. Harwell Is is post, iidjiitant. , ennlzaiion known ns Council of Home Ihe County Demonstration Adolph Wslnbcrg, of Osceoki, brother. clubs. This council meets monthly, with the chairmen nud officers of the local clubs attending. Each club Ims eight active chairmen. The canning chairman tn- strucls her club In every phase of home canning. Tl-c household management chairman supervises the keeping of household account books. Chicken raising nnd greater egg production arc I he "subjects directed by the poultry chairman, wbllc the gardening chairman leads In the work of vegetable nnd flower raising. Benullficfillon of grounds nrmmd tbe homes occu- iJles the attention of the yard improvement chairman. Hoys am! Girls Organized Two important phases of the home demonstration work nre the proper preparation of foods nnd the ranking of clothing. There Is n chairman In each club for these subjects' and Ihc clothing cliulrnian conducts n contest each yenr and assists In the county contesl. The better babies chair- A Glance Backward i^cminder^of ^phaso'. of ;Blyth"eviHe's development that; has passed forever is fvrnlshed by this old p cliire of the Chtcago'^jilv mid Lumber company "plant here, taken at a time when sawmill, veneer mill .pji^box fac(ory furnished:employment for,500 men in Oils city while woods operations, chiefly In Mis- V I " • \ ' •;• slsslppi county, cns.igcd hundreds more. The Great Outdoors Is Calling^You' to Summer Fun lialliinp; Snils for (lie opening of the new Municipal Pool . . . Camp Clot lies for oijliiiKs . . . bikini; . . . lionling . . . fishing, (iolf Toys for a swing on the greens and the right Business Clothes for [he snap hack at (lie des-.'k Monday rnoniing. WOMEN'S BATHING SUITS Hathing Caps 25c Up Snug, slim suits, built by the B. V. D. makers, that streamline the figure into the deep cool water., .saiart colors and combinations lo match to accessories. Ladies Beach Sandals $L25 $3.95 $495 top off with a STRAW Men's Swim Trunks OiLslcm-Jilyleil in solid ;i it d fancy stripes. 1.95 2.50 3.50 3.95 Men's Heacli Sandals $I.U5 \ A llohbs Straw For Kvcry Head Sailors of vt-titilalcil weave vnri-colorwl. tiaiuls. liroof bunds. All head sii/.cs Oilier Slfiiw.s ?l.i(o - AROCOOLl SHIRTS- Niinii Rush Ankle F SPORT OXFORDS Ventilated, moccasin toes and wing tip styles i n while, and tan with while. 17.50 For I line's $ I A new porous weave created by Arrow for hot weather. !n white and neat pin stripes of blue, red and brown. Accessories You'll Need Sport Belts 50c up Summer .Hose 35c «p Gladstone Bags $7.95 up Smart Neckwear $1 Shirls-Shorts, each 50c up ''Linen Handkerchiefs 35c up Olbrr Sliirls with Arosct lars S3 - S2.30 Col- POLO SHIRTS Cottons o f fnncy weaves i n stripes, checks a n cl .solids. Silks i n riiarcon, .: •*• rmvy and canary,"^ $1 $1.50 $2.50 to a Man's Taste-Somali Weave SUITS As Cool In. the San as llwy arc Smart, Umkr llie Moon Men bave been callinj; for fresh new ideas in men's clothes. We have Ihoin horc for you in Somali Weaves. Complete fabric variety with a sparkle in Ihe patterns and a snap in Ihe .style. Airy, lijfhl unit breezy. Tailored to lil--aml they keep fit—through wash and wear! *15 and up Sfiorl or Plain ttucl; LINEN SUITS $15 up ' Tropical Worsted Suits $22.50 R,D. Hughes & Co.

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