The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1930 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 1, 1930
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SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 1. 1930 BLYTHKVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NKWS PAGE FIVE BLYTHEVILLE'S INDUSTRIAL AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES Trade, Build and Invest In Blytheville "A City oj Optimists' Your Cooperation will help make Blytheville mightier. Every Hen Does Her Part On $4,000,000 California Poultry Farm. By DON ROBERTS MEA Sen-ice Writer RESEDA, Calif.—Highly intensified egg production has been proved possible as a "big business" in the $J,000.000 Runnymede poultry plant here, classed as the largest poultry plant in the world by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. It lias been in operation three years and has become a most profitable venture. While it may seem impossible to mechanize a hen, Runnymede owners have just- about succeeded in doing that very thing. The plant is located about 26 miles from Los Angeles in San Fernando valley. Between 300,000 and 500,000 chickens are on the 120 acres of the plant. All are -White Leghorns. One-day-old baby chicks are purchased from halcheries and Runnymede has about 20,000 chicks brooding each week. There are 482 laying houses containing Five units each, or a total of 1250 chickens to the house. When the plant Is operating to capacity 100 men are employed. One man can take care of 30 units. Slacker Hens "Canned" No trap nests arc used, according to John Oliver, superintendent. He explains lhat Ihe additional labor is not worth ils cost. A close check is kept on the unit production, hovfcvc-v, and any hen that is lagging in her laying goes immediately to the cannery, there to be scaled in a tin. Tiie cannery produces an entire chicken in a can, ready to serve after heating. "We are culling continually," .Oliver says." A hen must earn SI a year net profit—or to the canner; she goes. Some hens earn as higl as S3, but it is impossible to obtain very many such layers in flock the size of this one. "The average life of a hen here is about two years. After that period egg production falls, off and we can't maintain any deadheads. "The egg-laying days o( a hen are not over two years, of course," Oliver explains, "but the best period is from six months to a year and a half. "Egg production varies from as low as 30 per cent to as high as CO per cent in the spring. Our entire output of eggs is contracted for and we get a premium because we can deliver absolutely fres^i 150,000 Eggs a Day! -This is an important factor, Oll- \cr points out. Where a small poul- trynian has to wait until he has sufficient eggs for an order, Runnymeade is always sure of a great quantity—possibly 150,000 a day in the gcod season. Thus Ihe eggs are fold in Los Angeles markels Ihe day after they are laid and command best prices. The cannery, maintained in con- Hens Here Lay 150,000 Eggs A Day View of Runnymede, world's lai gest poultry farm, with inset of unique feeder and constantly running water. clirl's automobile and wounded one j "I Ills companions, Woods !ea|xul on ithr man, overpowered and disarm- jfcl Wm before any of the startled [bystanders could act. Was ORIirr in War America's entrance into the wnr brought Woods a commission as i I-ifulennnt Colonel, first a.s itlrec- 10" ot propaganda, Inlcr as chief : personnel officer of the Air Set vice. , He previously had had a hand In I tlie organization of the U. S. Police Ciu.trd of 12.000 men who protected I munitions plants and wharves. He | was under fire in France, and was jticccratccl by France. England and ;t!:e United Slates . , The armlslicc brought him hack : to Washington where, as a social I assistant lo Secretary ol Wnr Nciv- I 'on D. Baker, he was assigned to !t!.e task of obtaining jobs for ex. Em-Ire men. Subsequently he was jinacle chairman of the Amerlcan- I IziUion Committee of '(he meri- can Legion. In 1021 lie was recalled to Washington ..under Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, for inucli the same work as he now Is under-Inking. From 3.500,- 'tstjo 10 5,000,000 men were o;it ol work, many ot whom were facing their second winter of idleness. Woods and his commission OTEII PUBLIC two arens of Innd are crowded sev- sqiwc miles; Slaleu Island has an eral of New York's teeming mil- area of 03 square miles. On these lions. County from Officers Disease Return Control THE BOOK SURVEY BY BRUCE CATTON NBA Sfmcc Writer If yo want to know, just liow far b.3 decay of the American republic Ing prose that makes each paragraph, each sentence, even, a joy to read. Mr. Dennis sets ot to discuss the JOB m Sessions at Forl Worth. Meningitis, diphtheria, malaria control nnd flood relief work were the special Interests of Dr. A. M. Washburn. director of the Mississippi county lienllh unit, at the 59th minimi meeting of the American Public Health association In Fort Worth, Texas, this week. \\1hlle at the convention Ora Shonyo, sanitary Inspector of the unit, attended the engineering division where milk, water, malaria control and sanitary creameries and pasteurization plants were stressed. A meningitis symposium Monday afternoon Included p:i|ier.i by im- llonally known lenders In this disease control. Because of the prevn- 1 Icncc of meningitis, malaria nnd I diphtheria In this county. Dr. has progressed, read "Chicago Sur- "'Innate fate of our earth. How j renders," by Edward Dean Sullivan. wl " il cnd - b y collision with r.o,ne It it fails to jar .you out of some i wandering star, by Ire by unlvers-1 commissioner. of your optimism,-you arc jar- al freezing, by a bombardment oIj jo ; 1)K , - -- - ' J • r-nniotr 1 } &r,rt ii-Vinii it-ill IV»o iin rt I proof. comets? And when will the end i. wvcrri | w( . fks on come — soon, late, next year or five But the book is not just a shock- j ramioll ycars from now? Thc onc er. It is an important analysis of i thing lhat Is certain is that the crime conditions in our second- cnd will comc some ume. All largest city. Mr Sullivan makes It i lhi t dUappear . qiute, clear that the title of his . , . \T , ... book hs justified by. the facts. Chi-! }.. Bm amazed t lo find some critics cago has surrendered. It is power- ; callm f? ""S book a gloomy thing, a nection with the poultry farm, can handle 2000 chickens each eight-hour shift. There is quite a profit there, too. The poultry plant without the cannery has a gross income yearly of about $875,000. This includes fertilizer, eggs and r.ills. which are sold from the one unit to (he cannery. "I believe this is the most highly commeicializcd poultry plant in the world." Oliver says. "Costs arc figured closely, just as in any other business. They have to be. because the margin of profit is small." For all the cackling on Ihn Himnymedo acres, however, one tiling is Indeed missing. There i^i 1 .' ta single rooster to wake the neighbors with his crowing! .go has surrendered. It is pov less. The gangs are having their own way, and are hardly getinj enough interference from the authorities to ruffle their hair. Sullivan takes up the situation as it existed at the time of the Lingle murder and shows just how and why tha gangs have grown great. He is not very hopeful about Ihings. For what does he find? In all Chicago, he can find only one law enforcement official who deserves real praise—Ihe indefatigable and amazing 1 -Pat Roche, of whom lie says "every decent citizen leans upon his efforts as the only roecl of support in a wilderness of graft and corruption" And the future holds no ray of brightness. Will the repeal of prohibition help matters? Mr. Sullivan sadly shakes his head. It will simply mean that the undcrword's enormous army of gunmen, now busy in the booze trade, will have to go back to holding up payrolls, cracking safes snd robbing banks, and we shall have the greatest crime wave in history. All in all, it is a dismal prospect. Mr. Sullivan's pessimism is amply justified, and I almost feel like say- erican citizen to read ' this book. The Vanguard Press is publishing it, at $2. prophecy of despair. It is no more gloomy than Prosperous magnificent musings in "The Tempest" are gloomy; indeed, it is very like them, both in beauty of expression and in the final, profound conviction that we are such stuff as dreams are made of. This book probably won't be ex- Iremely popular with an age that goes for movies, detective slories and novels about the amours of disillusioned cocktail-drinkers; but for those who love titanic, flame- coltircd phantasmagorias it will provide a rich experience. It is issued by Simon and Schuster, at $2.50- . , >„• A Bright YounK Man Gcrs A-Travelinff by eminent physicians and health directors. Another meeting of note was the joint gathering of the American Association School ot Physicians and the Medical International Society of Hcallli Offlecrs, n new despite the jibes and templing fers of friends at his exclusive c lulls. Having been a schoolmaslcr, 'it seemed natural enough that ftp should start a police college; "Th'e curriculum included everything from jiu-jilsu lo good manner's.' Woods encouraged sports.- He was a boxer himself, and had coached the baseball learns at Groldn School. At 45, while Woods . wns polite commissioner, he married Miss Helen Morgan Hamilton, 20-ycar-olfl society beauty, grand-daughter .'pf, the late J. P. Morgan,(and thrice' great grand-daughter of Alexander Hamilton. Grizzled police inspectors and not a fev: lower-ranking members of the . uniformed force were guests, along with some 800 social registrars,, at the biggest wedding of the year. The Woods flow have three sons. I Old-timers on the force remem- ,bcr when a niece of Colonel Woods ordiualcd relief measures through-1 Washburn attended the meetings out the country, helped provide where these subjects were stressed emergency relief where it was necessary, but had the courage to call tlie soup kitchens nnd breadlines a national disgrace. "The only cure for the joblessness of inll- , lions is millions of jobs." lie dc• dared. ' But these were only a few of Colonel Woods.' activities. He Is active hi the "inner circles of Re- imbllcan polities, but, though he has been mentioned for a'.niosl cv- lery job except the presidency, he ' has not chosen to run. Two years ago he was appointed an expert lo he League of Nations' commission for Ihe suppression of the drug traffic. DRIVE IN for oil anil jfiis. We invilc you lo try our service: Tire repairing, greasing anil washing. • WE Slil.L DAYTON THOROUGHBRED TIRES. Tom W. Jackson Ash at Second St. ghone 8 DRINK DR. PEPPER IN HOTTLES IT'S GOOD FOR LIFE NUGRAPE BOTTL- group having its first meeting. • Among the citizens of Arkansas there were these public health leaders: Dr. C. W. Garrison, stale health officer; Mr. Blnir, state sftn- itiiry engineer; Dr. Wasscll, director of the t'ulnskl county unit; Dr. Watson, of the Saline unit; Dr. Tate of the Pope unit; Dr. Poole of the Yell unit and Dr. Prolhro ot the iiUion unit. An Objective Biography of Mary llakcr Eddy Writing a biography Mary ••Vagabond DC Luxe," by John j torc llp a summons smed bcc:u , se Marshall, is a very appealing story . hcr dog nad run imu , nshcd _ .. YCS; . in which a young college man tells , hc ^ wnm the incldenlr Kns re . how, he went around th.: world on pofte^ .-T. do j lave a nie( . e b .. lllal a smile and a ready nerve. Young ; anlnDi But I'm not " Marshall wanted to see far couu- | aoi , j^.g tries and know the delights OI " l and serve ,(. travel, but he didn't want to work his way an he didn't want to go ,, as a regular tourist. So he simply started out and trusted to his luck i and his wits. Neither failed him, and he had a swell time—which his ingenious hook enables the reader to share. Generally the young man stowed away on steamers. Sometimes he got away with it, and sometimes he caught and forced to serve as Baker Eddy is not-.the easiest last; washer. It Isn't, an enviable assignment. "According -o the Flesh." by Fhta Campbell Springer, appeals to me as an excellent book which steers a good middle course between th.?se two perils. Mrs. Springer brings a keen intelligence and Rural Teachers Meet in Conference Here Of the 13 on? leacher schools in •Virsifsippl county, eight were rep- wntcd at the first group meeting '>'• 'his year held at the court house Mi';; Winnie Virgil Turner, cotm- tv '.ipcrvisor. was in charge of the P*'?ram which took up plans for l»" year's work featuring the art ' ; 'i:c schools of Grider. O'Don- al <!'s T??nd. Round Lake. Brinklcy. «r.:sh Arbor. N'ew Harmony, Mllli- PB'i riidiic, Chicot Kidge". Clear La.<e Farm. Caldwell, Happy Cor- nc-.-, S.IHP souci and Nodcna are in- ciuried in the group. PAT Watch nnd Jewelry Repairing (Ail Work Guaranteed) Aldritlge Jewelry Co. Telephone 37 Blytheville, Ark an air "of impartiality to the task tury Co. will and produces a biography that is readable and. I think, sound. Quite obviously, the author nourishes a deep admiration for Mrs Eddy, and this admiration shines officials inlo giving him passes in others, paid his way only when it was absolutely unavoidable, and generally got by on his personality. All of Ihis might be Intensely irritating; but Marshall manages to keep it from being so. and his book is really very pleasing. Thc Cen it to you for S3 50. Mrs. Lindenbergh Flying Colonel to Princeton through her book and communicates Hsclf to th3 reader. It is not an uncritical admiration: yet onc finishes Uic book with Ihe feeling that- Mrs. Springer has produced an objective and unemotional account ol the life of one of the most! amazing and influential women' SCHENECTAUY, N. Y.. Nov 1. (ijPi_\Vith Mrs. Lindbergh at the control Col. Charles A. Lindbergh Marled at 9:59 a. m. today in a Hird biplane lor Princeton. N. J. Mushroom Weighs 11 rounds ROCHESTER, Ind, (UP) - A puff-ball mushroom, weighing 11 pounds, and edible, was found on the S. A. Joyc2 farm southwest of Rochester. Shortly tefor? the takeoff Col-j oncl Lindbergh, who last night test-! cd a system of lighting for night 1 America has produced. I landing devised by General Electric I have a notion that "According [ ncr0 nautical. engineers, flew In a to the Flcsl nized as one _ r on the subjoct. and I recommend it | p ac i;ard. manager of the Schenec- to you with a gcod deal of picas-! lady airport, to try out a magneto ure. It Is published by Coward- compass perfected by General Elcc- h" will become recog- j gtinson Dclroitcr dual controlled of the standard books ' monoplane In company with Victor . McCann, and sells at $3. lr j c engineers. \ Wild Vision of the End of All Things I HAIiY. SIX, I'EDESTItlAX -The End of the World,' 1 by! BOSTON', (UP)— Dorolhy White Geoffrey Dennis, is a strange and j j s on i y s jx months old, but she can compelling book; a book of wild • wa ii;. Her mother. Mrs- Bculah visions and weird beauty, fit to ! white of the South End, believes evoke dreams and long hours of -the child is 0113 of the country's brooding, put forth in a rich, glow- yungest pedestrians. Mtltc ol]t ano(hcr sllmmons " She paid a line. They say, too, that Colonel Woxls was "plenty tough" when the occasion demanded. When a would- be assassin fired Into Mayor Mil- 'SPECIAL ALABAMA JAJM1 1 i'on Delivered .—also— Cool Days Mean Greater Appetite The Iwily needs more food in cold weather. What is more appealing than a jjood tender steak, potatoes cooked golden brown and a cup of the coffee that has made us famous. Jimmie O'Brien's Cafe Fish and Oysters Wagon Covers Flat Covers Heavy Weight Duck Seat rs Cotto ucks, Specially, priced in dozen lots. Top and side curtains for Fords and Chevrolets C 113-115 Phone 643 WELL OMED Men and \vonien let us keep their dothes spit and span— RE-NU CLEAJVERS Phone 179 For Quick Service Feed and Coal Mister 1 can save you §1 per ton i? you'll buy your Co;; t now"- Don't Wait Till Winter C.L. Bennett & Co. Phone 64 Exclusive distributors in this territory for the famous WOODSTOCK typewriter. Ask for a demonstration. H. G. WICKHAM Phone 231. BLYTHEVILLE TYPEWRITER CO. 210 W. Main Genuine Mnnlaviillo Slravun Hod Ash Kentucky liecch Creek. ' Call K. Vi Fry at { WGNDLR CITY COAL YARD Phone -177 CCAL S1PSEY SATISFIES Also Other High Grade Coals Buchanan Coal Co. Office Phone 107 Residence 717 Westinghouse Radio See and Hear It At Walpole Eiectric Co. - - - Phone 314 A.S. Barboiro&Co, ? Inc. Blytheville, Ark. Wholesale FRUITS — NUTS — VEGETABLES BEANS — PEAS Serving southern merchants over fifty ycars. Phone 920. 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