The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1936 · Page 63
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 63

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 1, 1936
Page 63
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100 Bales of Collon Pays for 40 Acres Under Three Stales Plan A system of selling as old as civilization was the basis ot the plan put into operation by C. C. Smith, resilient manager of the Three States Lumber Company, that liquidated 17,000 acres of Mississippi county land after the timber had been cut. Forty acres of land for 100 bales of cotton, with ten years in w'nich to deliver the cotton, was the simple but effective method Mr. Smith employed to sell the land—trading, the world's first commercial activity, has replaced rows of slumps with rows of cotton and corn that (hread this vast sweep of new ground that until 1922 had never been touched by a plow. A thriving farming community has ricvclo!K(| south of Blyfneville where only timber had grown until' the last tree had been turned into building material by the mill which Hie Three states Lumbe: 'Company established at. Burdcltc some forty years ago. when all the timber had been fcllrcl in 1922 the company wn.s faced with the problem of disposing of t'ne land. That was fourteen years ago. Mostly in Small Farms Today it lias all been sold, and Mr. Smith states that Ihe majority of the purchasers of the land have forty to fifty per cent equity in t'nclr farms. Most of the land has been sold in forty- and eighly- acre tracts, according to Mr. Smith The plan of 100 bales of cotton in payment for forty acres of land was not contingent'upon the price of cotton. Five cents or fifteen cents a pound, a bale of cotton, at uny price, paid one |«r cent of the cost of a 4p-acre tract. In reviewing tho contribution Hie Three Siatss Lumber company lias made to the progress of Mississippi county, Mr. Smith said that the llrsl railroad built in (r,e north of the county was constructed by the conn-any s'.iortly after the mill was established at Biirdettc. The railroad extended from Luxora to Bur- detle ana Blytheville and connected with the Mississippi River, al Barficia.-Jor river shipping. In co operation with the Chicago Mill and Lumber. Company, file Three States , Lumber - Company gave nine mile., '.of right of way ( 0 the Frisco line 1,'^vlien -it constructed the prescu 'ratlroad'through Mississippi county ^ in addition to liquidating tli BLYTHEV&LE, (ARK.) COURIER-NK\V6 West Remembers When Cotton Didn't Mean a Great Deal to Blytheville $88 • per • bale on cotton of the true when the section DUSMI UmJ kind-lie hud contracted to deliver, the. transitionf from hlTkng u ! Planters enjoyed heir share of tile products ot the forei " Iho ml brief period of easy money, raisin* of the products of Ihe soil West recalls paying $1.02 n pound Money was loarred lor various ed only by railroad: even alter | 01 ' a lot of "Mississippi Silk," a puriwses but the annual lending of Cr"'in"«i Prom Paw n world, the Buckeye, at Memphis, automobiles" came into general loll s staple cotton, "srown at funds directly Wr'Thc' m-lki'i'm of jot his stall In Ihe colton busl- use, for there was rio bridge at Uoselaml by D. Furrar in 1919. the coUon crou became n iiiiilorix: worklng as weigher. The Dig Lake. Colton men hiid no oc- 1!1 8 profits for planters and tlvity. ate W. li. Williams Roberts gin for a /ears. In 1907 Jim Craig was mtui- s managed Ihe cnsion to go to Lcachvlllc, for it cotton merchants a number of was just a logging camp. i denly when the 11 1910 West aiid his brother, of Hie of the Farmers Union gin s . v. West, who now operates his alike ended siul- bolloin went out in 192", ruining ( . nd the late S. S. Steinberg.later; om cMm co , m , m , y „, uu!e p own and operate the biggest nock, made the first attempt lo -nelc Gin planl in the country, usc automobiles in buying cotton fas employed as weigher. John | n Northeast Arkaiiws and South- A'ebb was manager of the Phoenix east Mtenuri TI,.. mm- cast I Model T. . But expansion of cotton production In Mississippi rn,... Southeast Missouri g 0 t";romd' l » <J 'JHyUwvUlolm.- w . . PIYHI.' 111 tMimplnnsin Credit Is Easier Now Besides banks, other credit cor- began to make loans on 'Sinning about 1027 the •'<-' C1 '«IK bunks, estub- nsticd under government siipervl- county and slon ' S ""' tol lo ' «">"^t the ml- lias continued lo'tnkTov^mn'S'Jf 0 ?!" """ """I" \Z^£^&™&"%^ River, Hjulh. Burdetlc and Armor'eJ were n|ver and the itrictly sawmjji villages.'fhe first, (wccu the St~ gin at Dell was built about 1911..White, and'orie Travel Difficult r i ver . Thc si ate of lhc As practically all of the cotlon'of them little better „.,.. .vas bought ^n (lie see:! ^y^the trails, made travel by r.utomobile " ' and d the tlle l'"l»'-'»»t »Won firms In the Vf\ o IWU °"' '""""'"I! <*<!> ^ nr '"""'I'' no t two ' lcr ™* ° l »" ""= wltoii *°™ •« »LV^* >^\nkca uim ^^ailivlv UUJ - i . . i. representing practically all of T"* mg "• loans at lower Interest rates irmerly prevailed, have rc- ie<l « siibslnntlal part O f this and cotton oil i K money Crop Financing Methods , . ... .._ — — iccnlinued From Page 1) ot grade til ion R11 d the usual route call- incuts of the money lenders who to finely cd for n ferry crossing at Rich- demanded real protection for (heir rails lo make lo sec nil the cat- iheville to Memphis, when the on there was. Competition among roads were at their' best The mycrs was less keen than it is Harahan bridge was not built nn- '.oday and dlstinctioi•- " ind staple were not itawn. For all that, however, the ardson's Landfns;~""»bou°t 10 miles loans. myer operating in this territory below Osceola, and on into Mem- bad no sinecure. There were no phis by way of Colilcrville. unbrldged. Baker Wilson, who ' But even at that the supply incr- c'nant nitglii have held his own but for (he encroachment of the cash t'nroueh the sins, liave also become nn important source of credit for has dimcully in obtaining ndcnuntv llniinelng. I'. S. Treasures Historic Bells in Quaker City Superstitions in Jungles . And U. S. Compared NKW YORK' (UI')-TIicrc mo as many primitive superstitions nmoiii! the skyscrapers of New York and (he farmhouses of [owa, as there are in the lungles of Africa or the Inner fastnesses of Tibet, according (o Claudia dc Lyn.! who lias IKTII Hi-omul the world I three limes tracing superstitions' li their origin, filie has traveled through slratiBo places un nil (he conllnciHs, but she says clvlllued i coimlrlcs have as many ns (he' others. "I have lived tn nn African vil- ee where tiny UcJls tinkled on (he (ivctoin to koop off malevolent spirits," Miss do LJ-B wrlfes In The American Magazine, "J, imve vis- Itrxl tribes where men wore forbidden to riance with women. Yet Iheso tlilnys arc no more strnnge llian what I have found In tho United Slates, where Ilicie an) horseshoes above doors, where the trWiboiifti of chickens nrc pulk'U iparl, where football teams have mascots, where people urc bin-noil In effigy mid loads of Imv are wished on." Three Venerable Turtles^ Brought From Galapagos SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—After coverlni! more miles In n few weeks Hum they hn<( covered during Ihe previous century ot their existence, throe tunics from (lie Clulopngos Islands have reached Sun Francisco via modern steamship (ransporludon. They were captured In the Isl- imds by the Falmostock Kxpcdl- .tlpn ,aua'.,w|Mt Uliey, speed--wu(t niadc'ujrbV'afei?. tiers of the expetlltlon listed all far past the century mark.'-"" The turtles belong to a sp- that Ls fust becoming extinct, ore herblvoioiis but require food. Kiclghlci Sets Record "»' TOLEDO (UP)—The NorwgfSr steamer Orncsjell set a record fn< Jiinall cargo ships by crosslrie •frft!! Antwerp to Toledo in 13 day* '.ii Ho\v'"i-ei)rc'ciils"\Vcn"B I ros > ' \K\'C' I lorlnllc e as a cotton center after :(cr e<i attractive articles tha recalls that a visit to the Bins at ""'• <vlle " tho Bly'thevllle Com- Bcncral .store with Us staple Holland and cooler, Mo,, required pl ' ess Co. wns prga»iz*d and built P lies, did not carry. a full day. Working for West at a ",000-bale press here. West.! Buy From Whulcsakrs that time, he would BO to Holland , .'° !' p , , to , '"r " n , !c lmd n™"- 1 Tlicn too, the !>!• farm owncvs on" Ihe mornlnu train, Iransact, ^, uletl hfs . »«>dquarlcrs at Jones- bc?lm to lcurn thai' they could do his business there, hire a hoi™ and buggy to go to Cooler, and I drive back to Holland in time to catch the evening train to Blytheville. Manila could be reach- land, Mr. Smith has constructed roads, built houses and in many ways improved living conditions on lhc big (ract of (jniber land which lias been turned into fertile fields, and homes for farmers. Mr. Smith is un agriculturalist, profe.sEionally and temperamentally. Born In Durant county, Miss., he was county demonstration agent of Warren county, ot which historic .Vicksburg Ls the county scat, ,,,„, . ncn tnc sold for agriculturalist has to contend. He was a great admirer and friend of the late J. p. Alley, and has many yellowied copies of .the cartoonist's famous drawings in his desk. In addition to managing the tensiv began to gain im- merchant and the dealer who of-) li-e"^^^^'^'^^ 1 7 '*'*? °f feral attractive articles that the' ro P_ b ?. U> ' , l(h , l ' 1;l!C<l Imponnnl roll's In i-nrly American history— iwalhig warnings or glad tidings •niirlng (lie nation's battle for survival—are treasured by Philadelphia. Most valuable of the l\vo from historical standpoint is Ihp world- famert Liberty uell, which was tolled when first public announcement was made of the Continental Congress adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July •!, 177G. The bell had pealed for anniversaries and festivals 'until 1835 when it cracked while belli? rung for the funeral procession ot Chief Justice John Marshall of the U. S. Supreme Court. Other bells identified with America's struggle against foreign encumbrances are the chimes in the steeple of Old Christ Church here. During (lie Revolutionary War they were removed anil secreted to block Possible attempts of English soldiers from melting them for ammunition. here for weekly vis- their own buving from the whok- rt ir,M,.i orcenlaw, sttlcrs fol , tllc j r C0lmills5iulcs nl t i 10 f.^.v^i 1-1- r ' °'?, 'T SIlmc l"' ice Ulc supply merchant ferred; is base of operations to was forc(id lo {,^ ma ot "lythevulc ai^d •' ^-at n,u in,\,r .... .. *. •/. *. before a nu| had resident SSS'^iW thS^: £S«.^'-='-- -.'.. , , MWW 'w»bVM IV I"*,' I 1IIOHJHII VI l| 111 * ai;d it was not long chasing through the general store number of. coiloil /inns for (ll( .j r olvl , ° , b f a ntfreprc.sentnivcs--l,ei-c. ((r i b , lllmi (o ^ \ cnal ^. rThll , the World War resulted bpsl business collapse of the cotton market. '' general and soon he wnr, largely with the undesirables continued, however, or <,,„.„ lmnbl( , to obl(lln cmllt fmm for cotton increased. n lc wholesalers. Jn this way 5ns inch and a sixteenth cotton, which . **' became atcr and the htorbks . . , :l fronl wllcm he obtained hi, loans id ,„..,.. j , ml^ IU fn I "W niJULIl lie uulLlllItU III') lUill ^^^^^.^^ u ^ t ^s^ P. Broughton, treasurer of Warn- flic farmers could buy their sup- I'cngulns, liic curious Arctic sea birds, arc exceptionally heavy eater;;. An Ifl-im-n specimen ran tuck nwny m-c f till-.shed henlmjs nl cine meat. Save Money on Auto Parts TOOLS - TJRKS - TUHKS - UATTKRIKS PAINT - MOTOR OIL - FLOOR MATS SEAT COVKKS BRIAN'S CUT PRICE STORE i'llOne 17(i 128 K. Main Duly Wlus Over Favorife DENVER (UP)—Patrolman Paul LOYH. WELCH Spot Cotton Broker In Business Here 11 Years Sudbury Bldg. Second Floor Phones, 474-634 ve lands of the Three states He lion and bankers could get 10 pjr With an annual Inco Lumber Company, Mr. Smith owns a large farm of Ills own on the Memphis highway, where he breeds iiorses and mules. €. C. LANG/TCN 40 and 8 Gin Long-store Gin at NO. MVE Two Modern Gins Conveniently Located For the • * ', ' « • Farmers of Northeast Mississippi County -i. j- j Both Gins Equipped with Continental Gin Machinery and John E. Mitchell Drying and Cleaning System Buyer ot Seed, Seed Cotton and Cotton I Meet All Fair Competition

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