The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1966 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 28, 1966
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Pag* Twelve - Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, May 28,1M> Bootlieei Beat — bu max ittirm — The application of new ideas Jn agriculture in the Missouri Bootheel is always watched by residents with great interest — especially in a year like this one in which the farmers are having no end of difficulties in getting the cotton crop started. Some farmers, irritated by the rains and cold weather just 'When they should be planting their cotton and getting it up to a stand, are saying, "there must be a better way of making • living in agriculture." So, with this situation at hand, let's consider what Tommy Gill is trying to do on a part of his farm a short distance northeast of Pascola in Pemiscot County. This idea isn't new, but he is in- would call it "fish farming." He used draglines to construct levees to impound water in two ponds — one three acres and the other 27 acres. He had a 10-inch water well drilled which he uses with a 25hp electric pump to provide -fresh water for the ponds. Next he stocked the commercial hatchery in Arkansas. That is the only type of fish he wants in the ponds. Any other type like carp and buffalo will give him trouble — also turtles, He has to try to keep these out. At this point most observers would assume that Tommy is going into the private fishing lake business like a number of others have in various areas. But this isn't the whole program. The way the fish-farm idea works is that ttie ponds are used for fish production for two years, all the fish being "harvested" in the winter of the second year — that is, those remaining in the ponds fishing enthusiasts from after the area have tried tiieir luck at hooking them onlines on a fee basis. After all the fish are removed the ponds are drained and the land inside the levees is farmd for the next two years with regular crops of the area. This with some 30,000 channel cat lingerlings purchased fromji NEWS BRIEFS LOUISIVLLE, Ky- (AP) Golf clothed policemen have been given free access to the city's golf courses in an effort to curb vandalism. Under instructions Parks Director George F. Kinkead the policemen are supposed to keep picknickers, people digging for fishing worms, and oth- rs off the courses. The policemen have to do all this while playing golf. SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — U.S. fisheries workers have branded 500,000 salmon fingerlings so far this year. The keeps the land from going ponds I "sour" or otherwise spoiling so Siat fish can't thrive on it. All that is necessary to farm the land after it is drained is to break an opening in the levee so that the farm equipment can get in to it. This levee section is rebuilt when the next two- year cycle of fish production is started again. And so it goes — two years of fish production and two years of regular cropping. If that isn't using a tract of land for diversification, I don't know what is. Tommy's long range plans, if this first project is successful, is to construct more ponds so that he can have a fish harvest every year instead of every two years. The reason it takes two years is because that much tim is needed for from TO INIDA - Mr. and Mrs. James Wimberly are leaving for India where Mr. Wimberly, who is with the University of Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service, will be assigned to the Institute of International Education under a Ford Foun- dation-LSU-Rice training program. Mrs. Wimberly is he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hipp. By Lines You (EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is tor use by the readers. Material submitted will not be returned. All material should be typed and double-spaced and is subject to editing. Writers should sign their names and, in the cases of students, should give their age. Names will be withheld on request.) Music Music is the ocean's roaring Heard in seashells from the shore, The hum of wheels turning faster When you're heading home once more. Music is a peal of laughter, Sounds of children while at play, First cry of a new-born baby, Church bells calling time to i pray. Music is the organ playing, Families singing loud and clear, Children's prayers heard at bedtime As the angels hover near. Lullabies and songs of yore, Soldiers marching to a drum- beat, Sea gulls on a distant shore. Music is a wedding tempo, Lifting tunes a wee bird sings, An aria, an orchestra. Music can be many things. Katherlne Newman Echols Abstraction I heard His lightly treading feet apace with mine along the street. ' -', I watched His shadow fall across the grass, and counted It but dross. I found His handiwork all 'round where rain refreshed the thirsty ground. I saw His imprint pressed upon the sun-drenched flowers, The Unknown Soldier (EDITOR'S NOTE-The Unknown Soldier of World War I was buried in Washington, Nov. 11, 1921. An account of that event, written by Kirke L. Simpson of The Associated Press, won the Pulitzer Prize and became one of the classics of journalism. It is reproduced, in major portion, at the suggestion of a newspaper editor who wrote * . muc V™ , JS neeae ° ™ r | that the: story was written y, the channel cat to grow to the hefnpo hp 4 aQ hnpn anri most popular market size. Having started early this spring, he may be able to permit fishing of the ponds late this summer or early fall — depending on how well the fish grow from The Reverend Ronald Unser, ings so ar is year. branding iron is cooled ^68 ^ ^ ense degrees below zem The »tense "an- > die itself better in the" wild than « »«, f »- ° n test runs in he a fin-clipped one, fishery workers say. ' COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) There's a Yankee on the campus at the University of South Carolina. The Gen. Mississippi River east of Hayti. When we are sure he lias the bugs out of the craft we are to make a run with him and 'ears before he was born and he thought a new generation should be exposed to it this Memorial Day.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 1921 — by The Associated Press — Under the wide and starry skies of his own homeland America's unknown dead from France sleeps tonight, a soldier home from the wars. Alone, he lies in the narrow cell of stone that guards his body; but his soul has entered into the spirit that is America. Wherever liberty is held close in men's hearts, the honor and the i glory and the pledge of high en- give a report in this column on | deavor poured out over tnis it. Using a sailboat on the Mis- nanleless one of fame> will be Robert E. Lee memorial tree, a 25-foot magnolia, wa scut off about four feet from the ground. A sign left on the stump read: "Sherman rides again." AUSTIN, Tex. (AP. — The Regents of the University of Texas have approved plans for a building to house the Lyndon B. Johnson Institute of Public Service. The institute will be in a building to be constructed on the site of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. NEW ORLEANS. La. (AP) About 5,000 packages of lottery tickets from England and Jamaica which arrived through sissippi in this region is not a [regular practice, so this will be something new. Ordinarily only powered boats are used — the greater the horsepower the better. What I especially like about Rev. Unser's boat is that he says it is unsinkable, having used a considerable amount of plastic foam in it. THREE POINTED COMMENTS BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP)-Mrs. Nancy Martin observed her 100th birthday with these observations: "You want a happy life? Then mind your own business. "I live alone and like it. After outliving three husbands, it's nice to do things when and where you want to.... "I can't understand why they the mails here were seized re-1 don't let a person make their cently by postal officials. I own whiskey." told and sung by Americans for all time. Scrolled across the marble arch of the memorial raised to American soldier and sailor dead, everywhere, which stands like a monument behind tomb, runs this legend: SWEET AND SATE—Iff the custom in West Berlin for ."children sUrUnc school to receive cones of candy on ' the fint day, perhaps to iiretUu we lone Journey ahead. • Also customary, and for • very practical reason, are bright ydlow caps so that motorists can 'easily spot the young fry. dead shall not have died in vain." The words were spoken by the martred Lincoln over the dead at Gettysburg. And today with voice strong with determination and ringing with deep emotion, another president echoed that high resolve over the coffin of the soldier who died for the flag in France. Great men in the world's affairs heard that high purpose reiterated by the man who stands at the head of the American people. Tomorrow they will gather in the city that stands almost in the shadow of the new American shrine of liberty dedicated today. They will talk of peace; and of the curbing of the havoc of war. They will speak of the war in France, that robbed this soldier of life and name and brought death to comrades of all nations by the hundreds of thousands. And in their ears when they meet must ring President Harding's declaration today beside that flag-wrapped, honor-laden bier: "There must be, there shall be, the comanding voice of a conscious civilization against armed warfare." All day long the nation poured out its heart in pride and glory for the nameless American. Before the first crash of the minute-guns roared its knell for the dead from the shadow of the Washington Monument, the people who claim him as their own were trooping out to do him honor. They lined the long road from the Capitol to the hillside flowed like a tide over the slopes about his burial place. They choked the bridges that lead across the river to the fields of the brave, in which he is the last comer. Soldiers, sailors and Marines — all played their part in the thrilling spectacle as the cor- ege rolled along. And just behind th« casket, with iti faded | French flowers on the drape flag, walked the president, the chosen leader of a hundred million, in whose name he was chief mourner at his bier. Beside him strode the man under whom the fallen hero had lived and died in France, Gen. Persh- single every American soldier might wear. Behind came the carriage in which came Woodrow Wilson, also stricken down by infirmities as he served in the highest ing, wearing only the Medal of Victory that Briand, Fetch, Beatty, Balfour, Jacques, Diaz and others — in a brilliant array of place and power. They were followed by others, Baron Kato from Japan, the Italian statesmen and officers, by the notables from all countries gathered here for tomorrow's conference and by some of the older figures in American life, too old to walk beside the approaching funeral train. At the arch where the choir waited the heroic dead, corn- sand and stone. I listened to His wind-swept words and heard His music sung by birds. I plucked a blossom from a tree and did not know He walked with me. Katherine Newman Echols place of the nation, just as the i rades lifted his casket down humble private riding in such land, followed by the general fore a shell or bullet. For that and the admirals, who had dead man's sake, the former walked beside him from the place of honor. Ahead moved j Again the guns shouted their the white-robed singers, chant- i message of honor and farewell. came one by one to the bier to place gold and jeweled emblems for the brave above the breast of the sleeper. Already, as the great prayer ended, the President had set the American Seal of Admiration for the Valiant, the nation's love for brave ideeds and the courage that defies death, upon the casket. Side by side he laid the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross. The casket, with its weight of honors, was lowered into the crypt. A rocking blast of gunfire rang from the woods. The glittering circle of bayonets stif- president had put aside his I Capitol, he was carried to the|fened to a salute to the dead. dread of seeking to parade his' physical weakness and risked health, perhaps life, to appear among the mourners for the fallen. After President Harding and most of the high dignitaries of the government had turned aside at the White House, the procession, headed by its solid talions of sailor comrades, moved on with Pershing, now flanked by Secretaries Weeks and Denby, for the long road to the tomb. Ahead, the white marble of the amphitheater gleamed through the trees. People in thousands were moving about the great circle. Down below the platform placed for the casket, in a stone vault, lay wreaths and garlands. Above the platform gathered men whose names ring through history — ing solemly. Carefully the casket was placed above the banked flowers and the Marine Band played sacred melodies until the moment the President and Mrs. Harding stepped to their places beside the casket. Mr. Harding showed strong emotion as his lips formed the last words of the address, he paused, then with raised hand and head bowed, went on in the measured, rolling words of the Lord's Prayer. The response that came back to him from the thousands he faced, from the other thousands oul over the slopes beyond, arose like a chant. The marble arches hummed with the solemn sound. Then the foreign officers who stand highest among the soldiers or sailors of their flags Again they boomed out; a loyal comrade was being laid to his last, long rest. High and clear and true in the echoes of the guns, a bugle lifted the old, old notes of Taps, the lulaby for the living soldier, in death his requiem. Long ago some forgotten soldier poet caught its meaning clear and set it down that soldiers everywhere might know its message as they sing to rest: "Fades the light, "And afar "Goeth day, cometh night, "And a star, "Leadeth all, speedeth all, "To their rest." The guns roared out again in the national salute. He was home, the Unknown, to sleep forever among his own. GET THE GASOLINE THAT WON THE WEST\ PHILLIPS Get Your Western Mugs and Trays (YOU'LL LIKE THEM!) Ask For Your Arkansas Litter-Bag (THEY'RE FREE) WESTEND "66" SERVICE MAIN & 21ST STREETS James Kincaid, Operator CHAPMAN'S "66" SERVICE MAIN & DIVISION STREETS T. H. Chapman, Operator BRACKIN'S "66" SERVICE E. MAIN & INT. 55 (AT HOLIDAY INN) Pete Brackin, Operator JOHNSON'S "66" SERVICE 1ST AND ASH STREETS Earl Johnson, Operator ,PHIUIPS, R. C. FARR & SONS OIL CO. "Serving This Area Sine* 1932" 400 S. Railroad St. — Phone PO 3-4567 $ 5,640 DOWN! $ 1,860 TO GO! We MUST Raise $1,860 By May 29 We Urgently Request That Everyone Fulfill Commitments By Sunday, May 29 Wils Davis Blytheville's Second Mayor Will Be Guest Speaker At Our "Mortgage Burning" Ceremony Sunday at 2:15 at the Mission Sanctuary Our new building is a STRAN STEEL building, erected by Slaughter Brothers Construction Company. This building will enable us to save $100 a month in rent with the elimination of our Main Street Warehouse Building. It will also save countless number of labor hours. We have sent out a few letters of appeal and we trust that every one who receives these lettrs will respond with a generous contribution. However, only a few of these letters were mailed out and if you do not receive one, we urge you to take tht liberty to send your gift. Remember, ALL THESE GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Sunday, May 29 has been set aside m "MORTGAGE BURNING AFTERNOON! On this date, Mr. WILS DAVIS, who was the second Mayor of Blyrheville, will be guest speaker. Never before was the need greater. The tremendous demand for Mission services will continue 365 days a year. We earnestly urge you to give .... and give generously. Send your Contributions to the Mississippi County Union Mission, PO Box 1161, Blytheville, Ark. Supf. PaulKirkindall Invites AH Christians to give and pray to this end". Union Mission Mississippi County

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