The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1936 · Page 20
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 20

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! (Continued From Pago 1) depression No Red Crass aid has 'over: been disbursed at Wilson. There Is one thins visitors won- dei about when tliey arrive In Wlljon.; There is no •hotel, but on tl>e second floor of the administration building Ihere arc guest rooms tor people who have business will) the 'company, and nil the hospitality of a home Is extended, to such guests. If you Iitivo no business with the Lee Wilson Company you move along, there is DO room In this town for loaf- 9fs. You ave cither a ewsl of the company.or you work Jor It. it. Is the Wilson code that hns been ,built inlo tho town as it was In- Brained In Its founder. TJicro (ire elslit major Industries of Iho Lee Wilson Company, find nine companies in which the com- BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS tlomes of Lee Wilson Company Employees The AVilson Sawmill pany owns stock and which it op- crates. The .major industries arc the sawmill, relail lumber yard, machine shops, plantations, seed breeding, cotton gins, electrical supplies, and water department. The companies which are operated by the company, all owned by it cither in whole or in purl, «rc the Wilson Milling Company, Kan- fas City Shook Manufacturing Company, Wilson Feed and Seed Company, Delta Products Company, Delta Valley and Southern railway, Wilson Compress Company, Wilson Motor Company, the Bank of Wilson, Wilson Drug Company, -Wilson Tavern, Wilson Dry Cleaning, beauty mid barber shops, N. B; Gentry Harness Shop, and the Veterinary deportment. Olio or (he newest industries Is the' Wilson Peed and Seed Co., :where dehydrated alfalfa ts turned Into chops and meal for all •feeding purposes. II Is the only plant of Us kind west of the Mississippi river, until you reach tho .coast. It has a 25-ton dally capacity and \\lll shoitly .double that 'capacity with; the addition of a new unit which Is now in process of being installed Thh new system of- handling alfalfa nets great saving as the green alfalfa Is exposed to an intense heat which brings It out dry and cured. A new oil mill, the Delta Products Co, Is expected to be ready to operate by Aiig 15. Tills new WEDNESDAY. JULY 1,1936 •.,'i,t.i ' ' Typical examples of the kind of homes w numbered cue and three arc of homes, h Iho , mPnrs two ami four are of the Industry will give employment to'acres of land IniS, division is the cotton Kin at .re shown above. Tha photographs Hcmcs ol managers of two of the company's forty farm 'milts. cllstrlcUi It has been the least prof- 0!»1 school district liable of all the industries. The »lso Include* two milling or wheat Iras been dlscon- ' One of tl« uegro s Hmiccl. except that from '700 seres room sch'ool whlleh Which the ue Wilson Company grade* from th fl st has planted tills year, but all of eighth. the com meal used -by the com- T|iere are two churches i,, H,,. f-any U milled at the plant and (ow.,, gifts of the Uc Wilson this will be continued, according Company. £ev. E. w »«i,iir,,™r •" to Mr. Grain. I minuter of tho Methodist churc, Operates Railroad and Rev. L. H, Davis it , i , r ' The Delta & Southern Railway 'of the Baptist', clim-ch S ""' lUter Co., the youngest common carrier! Tills town of Wilson is n n » „ railroad in tho United States, is place of all work and no nl™ fn a Lee Wilson Company operated there Is no place for dull boit i,. concern, It was organized Juno 'such an organization. Plav i,,« 27, 1034, and received its certm- : been provided (or i n a spacioul cate of Publlo Convenience and and beautifully furnished cliii> Necw.slty from the IlitPKl«teCoiii- house where enlcrlalnmenls «» morcc Commission Aug. 1,193*. The given and dances are held to whin, inc mus fiom Evadala . Junction Mends from neighboring to J, J to Deckecville, a distance of la.l are Invited. Mr. Wilson was kcenlv wiles, while the company Is young, Interested In these affairs always tho railroad was tho first con- attending them, and frequently struated In Mississippi county as joined in the ton of an old fos n common carrier. The line was loncd square dance built prior to 1881, the exact date It Is difficult to comprehend U,D tonig unknown. magnitude of the Lee Wilson ihc road traverses one of tho Company and tho town which Ins most fertile agricultural produc- teen built as the center of Its ing areas in the United States, in- activities ceding in the area the 16,000- "A feudal estate" Is the remark acie colonization project, the of the casuaj observer, nut only a ujcss Colony. , COS ua| observer would make that 151'cedlng tho Wilson Type Big remark. Tho town and the corn- noil cation that Is grown on th.o P» n J's aellvitles move with the Wilson farms is one of the largest Precision of clockwork and Its peo- and most Interesting rtlvtsioas of ple nt !nto 'he.paWcrn; but It fs Iho fanning operations. The proc- a wh ole pattern gf which the head ccs is ono of scientific elimination. te as niuc h a part as the most which is achieved by selection." humble employee. There is no The plan outwits one of nature's class or <™ste In the organisation oldest tricks with plants of all Ol the lf& Wilson Company. It Is kinds— that of some plants being ^democratic concern that moves selection is made for size of stalk menls a ' w results. and number of bolls on each limb. .. Tilc Lec Wilson Company and The breeding goes on from year to holdings have been appraised year under the direction of John a * " ve ."'"'ion dollars, but it is E. Grain, head of the farm divls- d °u D ' f ul if such a set-up could ion of the tee Wilson Cqmpany reproduced today for less Ulan All seed planted on the Wilson ' en lnllll<m dollars. 1 farms is obtained in this manner ' The Len Wilson Company lias and many arc sold to formers in 6rcwn eradually from a small bc- Mlssteslppi county antl other col- Sinning .through fifty years of the Ion growing areas. | Progress which Arkansas is cetd- '""" " llCC celltenn " a ' crop to this part of the country. 30,000-ltalc Compress The Wilson Compress and Storage company, with a 30.000 bale capacity has created a largo cotton market In Wilson. Last year It handled 3-1,000 bales. 11 Is a modern storage plant with lour compartments and an automatic sprinkler system whicli renders U as nearly fireproof as would bo possible. The shed covers nine originated from tlic ilral Industry > slnml (jin all electrically cropped Lee Wilson undertook 50 ycnra ago, j "I'd operated by 52 individual mo- thal of turning the timber Into I tore. It ginned U.G25 bales of cot- lumber and making It pay for. ton In the 1031 season. Tho gin clearing and reclaiming this timber! has the special Wilson make of land for fanning purposes. Theso Unco units make and handle about every.typo of lumber and building material tlic markets demand, and It' Is shipped to all parts of the United Slates, and foreign tries. dryers which are said to Increase the value of cotton from $2 to $14' i\ bale. The Bank of Wilson Is capitalized at $50,000 with a $45,000 SU1 -- coun- ,, Iu _,_ mld <|oos ft C o m p] c tc banking „ , ,, ,, business which has nothing to do Prctob'y the pride of the farm-i with tho finances of the Lee Wil- son Company. The Wilson Motor Company operates ono of the most cmplctc automobile shops between Memphis and St. Louis and handles Ford ca'rs. The Wilson Drug Company and a well equipped clinic with two capable physicians are Important units of this organization which aro as modern as any to be found in Ihc country. With a special assessment plan, all employes of the Lcc Wilson Company havo medical care at a nominal expense. A dry cleaning and pressing plant, barber shop and beauty shop offer not oply a convenience to tlic residents of the town and community but arc available to motorists making cross country Uips. The Wilson Tavern, near the highway, is air conditioned and (provides a delightfully cool restaurant for employes nnrt visitors, as well as motorists between Memphis and ether sections of the county. j There is only one of the various ; industries of the Lcc Wilson Com- I pany which has not been an out- I standing success, the Wilson Mill! ing Company. Because of the small amount of wheat grown in this section and .unfavorable transportation facilities from whc.it growing I ton growing areas. S2l)0,QOfl School Investment i „ ,, f . , --• - . "The Happiest School li, Artan- 1 ," ,^ ^ Q " Com Pany's sas" is the motto of lhc pupil? of " ! ?, lh Mlnlv ei'sary will go down the Wilson schools. The motto was O l l |, rccords °[ "'0 Stale as one suggested, voted on and passed bv • , lllost "° tew <"*hy achievc- the student body In 1933. Schools, ! ' S lhc centur y- EOOfi scTwmTti \i'n*n ni n .^~L _ i_ . • ' : — good schools, were almost a iavv of schooling himself. He Is said to have spent more money educatingt the boys and girls of Mississippi vate'o^h,." 11 ^ 0 ^ W T " C Wlkon rn, Im,,™! , bu! W'"B at unson, equipment, anil entire setup is estimated at S20V.MO., The' grades taught are from the first cS'a our r aIflIl ',A hiCh , 6l -| cmae a (our year high school 1 Thteh If n^'M" 5 '. """ nnHr « i I ., t a " :e " by ai ^ L« M n' V- lat ,° f mcm ^«hi P ^ 4ce 1323 C C r" ' Complete Drug Store One of the most complete drug by the Lse W^son Company, under the management of H. B. Sullivan, ;\vhq lias-been with ths company, fpj ^0 years. drug store which stocks a, complete line of drugs and has a large prescription department. A 'soda fountain and novelty departmenl ARMOREL BRANCH f o LSON & COMPANY Armor el, Arkansas 1 : A COMPLETE GENERAL STORE wi th a well assorted stock of merchandise to care for the daily requirements of the community., Retail Lumber -- Cotton Ginning and Buying C. E. CRIGGER, Manager

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