The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 21, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 21, 1967
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Zero Mountain Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News — Tuesday, November 21, 1967 - Your l j aper Boy Kemembi'i Pay Arkansas' Deep Freeze (Editor's Note: Northwest now runs the 24-hour-a-day floor to ceiling. Arkansas needed freezer slor- operation from his panelled oi- age for its wide range of agricultural products and George Basore Sr. came up with the The inside of Zero Mountain fices inside the mountain: I is not a single cavern, but a From the office windows, Ba- ' scries of hollowed-out-rooms- sore can see I side tbe sealed rooms are maintained by large electrical refrigeration units. J. C. Thomas, maintenance for Zero „,,„„,„ „.. = U[ , „.„, „.„ „„.„ „„,. „... the nearly .much like the pattern of a:foreman for Zero Mountain, idea of converting an aban-!constant unloading of truck .honeycomb. From the front en-;said the electrical bill was doned limestone quarry into an!trailers, backed up to the three:trance to the last wall, the about $4,000 a month, underground deep freeze. I entrances to the cavern. A rail-! length is 660 feet, or longer "However, 1 said Thomas, • • "-- '-' "the foods would remain frozen for about two months even if j Facets of this unusual business | road spur line also runs into ( than the length of three foot- are discussed in this feature by the mountain. i ball fields. Roger Womack of the Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville.) By ROGER WOMACK Northwest Arkansas Times the mountain. Space in the FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) —Zero Mountain would not be mentioned in Arkansas travel folders as one of nature's most beautiful places. Though the green slopes of the mountain have a gentle enough curve to the eye,- out- j side the mountain is a busy i beehive of gigantic, fuming j trucks, dust, and slamming railroad box cars. The aewsome feature of the The awesome feature of the Fayettevilte's northeast border, was not made by nature at all. It was made by man. For the interior of Zero Mountain is a huge, honeycombed deep freeze. Setting inside the gentle slop- Ing mountain are the offices of Zero Mountain Inc., one of three such commercial cold storage warehouses in the United States. Six separate rooms within the mountain presently hold 17 million pounds of frozen foodstuffs, valued at about $8 million. General manager of the near- unique operation at Zero Mountain is George Basore Jr., whose father thought up the idea of refrigerating an old limestone quarry back in 1955. The elder Basore is now semi- retired, and lives in Elkins. Tlie younger Basore, a former instructor in refrigeration at Oklahoma City University, „,,„„. six freezer i The natural inside tempera-1 the refrigerators went off." The rooms is an awe-inspiring 112,- ! lure of Zero Mountain is about [walls of the rooms are frozen 200 square feel. The rooms are! 6f. degrees the year around. The {solid four feet back into the 123 feet high, from concrete! sub-freezing temperatures in- mountain. Five of the rooms are truly freezer" rooms. Here foods are frozen rock hard at minus- zero temperatures. The sixth room is called the "apple room" because apples require a warmer temperature of from 32-36 degrees. The frozen foods, all crated and ranging the gamut from 35- pound turkeys to tiny cocktail onions, are unloaded from the trucks or box cars and transported by fork lifts into the freezer rooms. They are stored one atop the other. Basore said the storing of poultry, a prime source of the Northwest Arkansas economy, is the mainstay of his operation. The Zero Mountain cold storage warehouse acts only as a depository for the frozen foods. It neither sells nor buys any of the products. The companies with foods stored there either have them picked up and transported at a later date, or else sold to another party. A teletype machine keeps the cold storage warehouse in contact with agents over the United Astrological Forecast By Carroll Right* IM to detenntti Timr amcist, UM puapaph opjxulto cUM wiH» Crtob nu Wrtk UU. WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: You want to express the egoistic side of your nature now, which is all right so long as you also give some others about you credit for what they have been doing since everyone wants some special praise and good will from others now. A word of encouragement makes those you know want to move mountains to please you. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19 Ideal day for having a good time with congenials. you are particularly fond of. Show that you are a magnetic person. A person younger than yourself could make ttiis a perfectly lovely day for you. BEAUTY RUNS IN THE FAMILY, at least in sorne cases And in this case, the family of Sophia Loren. Us »hvim« The Italian star and her mother showed up in mother daughter spangled dresses for the premiere in Naples of Sophia's latest dim. Think ^Rich! Qel the °Bcst forLcss INSULATE PREVENT FREEZING IN BRIEF COLD SNAPS INSULATIOKl States. Basore said food products raised or grown in this area of Arkansas often were shipped to either the east or west coasts. Some of the frozen food will later he shipped overseas. Zero Mountain is also a depository for government surplus foods. About $250,000 worth of pure butter is stored there. Along with poultry products and HARRISON HOWTOMING - Reigning over the Harrison High School Homecoming on Oct. 27 were (lop) Pearlie Wilson. 17. senior, Miss Harrison High School; Anes Wiley, 16, senior, Dragon sweetheart; and Paula Jones, 17, senior, yearbook queen; (bottom) Blanche Nichols. 17, senior, yearbook attendant; Emma Johnson, 14. eighth grade, Miss Jr. Harrison High; and Leatha McKinney. 13, freshman, physical education queen. (Courier News Pholos Foil die ii & Sons HARDWARE - GIFTS PLUMBING 311 W. Alain — PO 3-1520 FREE PARKING IN REAR tv Show * osity ' Much activity is denoted for you today in the outside world, the creative and also in the field of entertainment. Reach those vital decisions quickly. Come to a full understanding with those !vou find that a better understand i f r o zen or ™ge juice, this "sur- June 21) i ing is possible between you. Be P'f, * f ailab!e to P ubllc • s v school lunch programs. kind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Conceding certain points Cl Basore said Zero Mountain contains a seventh freezer may be necessary if you are !i> have more harmony with others, and partners in particular. This • with whom you have differed in | would be a good day to attend the past. I' 0 civic matters, other public MOON' CHILDREN (June 22 [ meetings. Contribute intclli- to July 21) You now understand gently. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Find a more efficient way to make your surroundings m o r ( room, the Civil Defense Room. It contains emergency food, supplies. The goods stored inside Zero Mountain would be of inestimable value in case of a nuclear attack or other disaster. Zero Mountain, Inc., presently has a work force of 17 persons, including a woman secretary. Most of the men dress charming, clean. Some attention j warmly for work inside the subfreezing rooms, but they're not bundled up like Eskimos. "You get used to the temperature after a while," Basore explained. "I haven't had a bad cold since I've been here (19561, TAURUS (Apri. 20 to May 20) deavor. Handle all wisely. Then Doing whatever will really g j ve yourself over to the pur- please those who dwell with you j su it of happiness. how to daintily draw to yourself those persons who can help you to have a greater abundance. Communicate with business persons. Know what the future holds for you. Have vision. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) You are very magnetic today and can get .together with those individuals who can aid you in your personal aims. Be ingen- oius where the social is, concerned. Live up to the expectations of others. Show cleverness. ' VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Although you love detail, this is | fine here as well as anything "But most of the younger one day when you have to dwell i that has to do with cfaarn, I men prefer to drink cold soft on the big issues, the overall | clothing, etc. ; Hrini-c " lanohorf Thomas, picture of your existence, en-' given to wardrobe can make it more modern, smart. Show that you have excellent taste. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those clever young people who knows what he, or she,! and I don't even get the wants and how to get it, which-sniffles." contacts to make. Teach early to come directly to the point. A smiling exterior should also be A hot coffee pot at the dispatcher's desk inside the office dispenses (hick, steaming cof- cultivated. A government job is j fee, Basore said. -NC -FCCM THE Why not call Long Distance? It's the next best thing to being there. Southwestern Bell can bring much harmony in the | days ahead. Some new friends you have made should be entertained to the best of your abili- LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22 Ideal day and evening for following the social pattern you have set for yourself. Be pretty much with congenials and meet new friends through them. Show that you are a fine conversationalist. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Get in touch with the higher-up who can now give you the favors you so much want and that will help you to advance more quickly. Get into the activities for which you are bsst Qualified. Be efficient. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Getting into new outlets that are right up your alley is fine, even if they are: entirely alien to you right now. You will learn quickly. Advance through the 'scientific, educational. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Find a far better system for getting bills paid and making collections today. If you give words of genuine praise to mate TREAD WEAR indicators, : a standard safety feature on new ear tires, are being put into replacement tire] M noon M possible, Meant ing to the Rubber Manufacturers Association. The new safety device show* a smooth bar across the tire tread at several points when the fire has worn down to the danger pott PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED US SECOND CLASS MAIL BlftncTllli! Courier New! BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. ZIP - 72315 Burr W. HulnM, Publllhtr 3rd it. Walnut 3«. ' BlythfirlUe, Ark. r-ubll>hed flail? eicept SumlM Second clas« instate paid at BIj- ' DELIVERY RATES Hnllle and towns In the . tnd. "rntorj. ^ BY MAIL MYABLS IN ADVANCE Wltmn SO mil" «' BlythCTllle MOM than % miFfi from Blrthnflle SII.M pet Jew PlINTY OF WATER makes the difference And our god is always to provide plenty of'water when and where you need it. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO.

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