The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 28, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 28, 1951
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KUJBTOI FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER M fifl/P in 72 DUie in IZ, A farm wagon or trailer loaded with freshly-picked cotton pulls up to a gin and 12 minutes lator the cotton IB cleaned of hulls, seed and trash and bundled up In a bale ready for shipment, to a buyer. The White Qold Is moving and busy gins whir and rattle far Into the night, because King Cotton Is a tyrant and picking and ginning are (tone when the cotton Is ready, not at the farmer's convenience. In Picture 1, a farmer has brought In a trailer load of cotton and watches Strict Application of Arkansas 3-Day Marriage Period Asked while ii gin employe operates the «uck, * tube like an elephant's snout. that whisks the cotton up and into the gin machinery. The suck, which operates like a vacuum cleaner. Is swung back and forth over the picked cotton until It all 1* pulled Into the gin. Picture 2 shows a bank of saw stands In the background and the over-flow suck, used to control (he flow of cotton to the machinery, In the foreground. A close-up of llic saw and cleaning apparatus IE seen in Picture 3. Ginners use the Phrase "sawing the seed from the cotton" but actually, saw-like teeth on a roller flick the seed from the lint. An air current pushes the cotton through a series of holes that the hull cannot get through. The cotton LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 28. (/Pj— The president of the Arkansas Judicial Council today called for itricter enforcement of the slate's 1-day marriage waiting period law. Said Chancellor A. P. Steel ol Texark&na In addressing the council: "All of the states (in his 4-state •res—Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.) have the 3-day waiting period (before Issuance of t marriage license), but Arkansas If the only one which doesn't en- fore* it. People come to Arkansas Just to get married. "I xnow of i Judge who signs a stack of waiver blanks and gives them to the clerk. The, clerk gets a dollar for each and the people can't get married unless the Judge marries them, so he gets the marriage fee. "Then in ten days the people come back to me and want the marriage set aside, most of them saying they were drunk and didn't know what they are doing." Sleel didn't identify the officials. There has been criticism of Arkansas marriages by the St. Louis Judiciary. fajlhcn picked up on a roller and the saw clips the seed, seen falling iijto the tray at the bottom of picture 3. from the lint. Motes, or un- rlpened seed, and other bits of trash, are thrown from the cotton bv centrifugal force. Again, air is used to push the cotton lint through a; maze of pipes into the press, seen in Picture 4, Mats of cotton lint arc t pushed into a box the slue O f a bale and gin workers fasten bagging' ground the cotton with metal straps. When the pressure Is released the cotton snaps the straps taught and the bale is rolled out of the press, weighed, and shipped to a buyer or storage house. The bottom —A Courier News Photo-Feature by Harold Nance half of Picture 4 is a door to the press that IE swung back i" Picture 5. The plunger shown at the top of the billowing cotton In Picture 4 is the top of the press and can be seen on lop of the bale in Picture 3. '"" 'HE HOLE—A dazed and amnxccl truck driver w^r n.iii ^ * ~~ ^^J^^^^M^s^&^lt'a^*" to prevent explosions. ASBESTOS SIDING Need Painting? Get Beauty Plus the Proved Protection of BONDEX CEMENT PAINT Year After Year It Outsells All Other Cement Paints Combined' Redecorates beautifully, seals moisture out, protects and preserves asbestos siding and all kinds of masonry walla. Easy to mii—easy to use. Your ehoic» of 12 lovely colors and white. *-&. pita., wWf«, makft about • 9o//on o/rtad^-fo-ut* poinf. (Colon ilighll/ highir) 0 A Jv Get BONDEX from Your Regular Dealer OR FOR THI NAMI OF YOUR NEAREST DEAUR PHONE WESTERN UNION ASK FOR "OPERATOR 25" Army, Air Force Radio Spending Brings End To Some free Publicity Army and Air Force plans to proceed with spending $088,000 on radio shows to plug their recruit- Ins programs have already cost the two branches the Iree publicity they were receiving over * radio station broadcasting In this urea. Ted Woods, manager of Station KOSE in Osceola. said (hat effective (oday that station will carry no more Army-Air Force recruit- Ing "plugs" that formerly were put on the air as a free service. Discussing the money paid professional entertainers by the government to advertise the Army and Air Force. Mr. Woods said "I don't think this Is right. The money should be put to a better use." He also said he planned to contact the Arkansas Broadcasters Assodallon In regard to a stand by that group on the matter of paying large sums to network entertainers while excepting free publicity over individual stations. Car Is Reported Stolen at Osceola OSCEOLA. Sept. 28 _ Leroy Owens, owner of the Owens Pon- tlac Company here, reported to the county authorities this morning that a 1351 model Pontlae was stolen from its parking place across the street from the automobile agency Jast night, The car was described as two- tone green with black tires. The car had been moved from Its storage place yesterday and left outside last night In order that some painting could be done In the building In whfch It was stored. Woman Indicted For Embezzling HOT SPRINGS. Ark. Sept. 28. «) —A second woman wa* charged today with embezzling money from the Arkansas Trust Company here. Mrs. Gloria Walters. 34, n former teller, was accused by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of tak- Lethargia's Crew fo Resume Journey; ICerry' May Wait \ MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Sept. 28. <ff> —Members of the raft Lethargia's cerw planned to leave here sometime today to resume their voyage down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. '• They had planned to get underway at. 6 a.m., but they were still in town by mid-morning. Their plans appeared to be Indefinite. One of the two unmarried girls aboard. Geralcttne Garcia, was still ailing and she said she wasn't sure whether she would leave today or wait and catch up with the raft later. Her companions said she was near nervous exhaustion. Negro Child's Death Starts Tragic 'Chain' POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., Sept. 28 CAP)—A child was killed in a fall from a bed, his grandmother hurrying to him. died of a heart attack, and an undertaker called to take the bodies suffered a hear! attack' and died here last night. The child, Leroy Blackmail, aged one, was jumping and playing on a bed when he fell, suffering a broken neck when his heard struck a record player. The grandmother, Mrs. Fanny Lofton, 52, was called and collapsed ! and died before reaching the child, i The Rev. J. B. Ross, minister and • undertaker, went to the Blackmail home to take charge of (lie bodies felt ill and walked out of the house where he fell to the ground and 1 died immediately. All are Negroes ' North Star SUPPER CLUB Highway 61 North Fine Food and Dancing Every Night Except Monday TO THE MUSIC OF DANCE ESvin Parr & His Rhythm Boys SATURDAY & SUNDAY September 29 & 30 ing $5,620 from the bank. The charge was lodged slightly! more than a month after Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Stokes, 30, a 10-year- employe of the bank, was arrested for alleged embezzlement of $94 6&2 i 'I SPECIAL! Buy your Radio now i For Perfect Reception of the World Series. Priced as Low as NO MONEY Your Old Radio Makes Down Payment! PAY ONLY $ 1 25 A WEEK! 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