The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
Page 13
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1049 BottlingConcerns Do Big Business Blyrheville Firms Hold Nationally Known Franchises The bottling of soft drinks is a thriving In Blylheville. Four of (he nationally known beverages are .bottled In plants maintained here to serve the trade '" Mississippi County and In Southeastern Missouri. . The first of the carbonated beverage plants to be located In Bly- tneville was the Coca Cola Bottling Company. It wa.s established around 1916. i Since that time three other national firms have opened plants here |ito service this area. The Dr. Pcp- 'pauy, Die Gra'pette Bottling C»m- per snd Seven Up Bottling Company and the Pepsi Cola Battling Company. All have bottling facilities here and trucks that service Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri. ; ; . Dr. Pepper was the second national firm to open a plant here. Its local plant was opened In 1925 and was then known as the Nu-Orape Bottling Company with the Nu- Orapc drink as its leader. Its name was changed to the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company several years later and the combined name of Dr Pepper-Seven Up was taken when the plant started bottling the latter drink. Then came .the Pepsi Cola Qoin- pany which opened, s bulk plant here in 1938 arid added bottling facilities in 1943. And jt has recently added a branch plant in West Memphis. The newest of. Blytheville's bottling plants' is the Orapette Company branch which opened here in 1945 to service this area. At 74, Kirby Still Stepping Off the Mile* Dog Warning Sign Leads to Confusion BERLIN, Germany—r/Tj—The mayor of a small upper-Bavarian town found something' ha.t to l be done about poaching dogs. So he had ^algns put up, warning dog owners '"Those who have, dogs and run around without leashes, will be shot," •'; A critical citizen said it should be made clear that the dogs would b« shot, and npt^the;*owners: ,Th'e mayor had the "sigh" changed' to read: "Those, who have dogs and 'run around without leashes, wilt be allot—the dogs." AS THE ROMANS DO - A ;Roman street vendor, one of thousands in the marketplace ,goes into a juggling act with a 20-pound watermelon balsnrcrl on her, head. When in Rome. It s the ordinary way to carry a burden. And if you think ii's easy, try it yourself and see BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS- have nothing to do with"them. But that waj before 1« met up with Daisy Bell. : Daisy Bell 1» Klrby's wife, but they're not getting along too well these days and he figuring out a wg^ to'x-ln her back. . "She's a barber In the second chair at 613 Main'Btreet." he said. "Only women I ever cared for, and I'll get her back yet. I had her trained so she could-walk 50 miles with me. Never had a man follow me for more than 40." Klrby Is a scientific walker. He prefers,walking'on railroad tracks because they ; fit his stride and his size 13E shoes—"us McHllls always had big feet," And he likes to count his steps. He . takes 1808 steps to the mile; "Counted 'em thousands of times," he said. He claims his beard and flowing nane keep him cool in the summer, because they keep him from getting By Daniel n. Anthony IV NEA Special Correspondent :( LEAVENWORTH, Kans.'— (NBA) — Kirby McRill, who'claims himself the "World's Champion-Walker," came back home niter seven months in a Kansas City hospital. But he took a bus.' Kirby says he isn't quite up to snuff yet, which i s why he dltVn't walk it. Not beeause he's 74, but because, lie claims, someone latd him low with a dose of strychnine.- ; i • •. '"That fellow salti' he'was goiri' somewhere, and din't have time to cat his lunch. Well,, f'm a big eater. Poison mtista been in a hunk of cheese. A few .days later, I just keeled over, right there on a main street in Kansas City." He's out now "walkin 1 , getin' the blood back, to, goln', gcttin' In practice." He.5-practicing up for a'lorig walk this fall. He. plans to hike up to Chicago to take In the railroad.'fair. •-.;,-;'•••.•.-. . • :• . ,• . ., i Kirby. Mckil'l-'first attracted' attention by walking Into Leavenworth from his farm every time he had business in the city. It was a trip of about 30 miles. Later, he walked all over the country, be cause he liked to and because he thouelit It was good exercise. About 27 years ago, he vent to Kansas city, dyed his long hair and beard a flaming red, and carried sandwich signs on the streets. He'd wear bright red socks to p'ants arid'-JacketX'. "'r' .••-•.•'--.•-••.;. Latelv,',hVsvbee'riilh!.the. box bus!-: ness. He collects boxes from downtown stores, puts the little ones inside the big ones, ties a rope, to 'the biggest, and hauls them to his "market," : . Klrby used to he called "Klrby the Unklssed, because of his boast that he. didn't like women and would Mortality Rate in US. Reflects Improved Health Conditions NEW YORK, N.y. - General health conditions In the United Slates as reflected by mortality, were Hotter during the first naif of 1949 ' -t- t , V er before In our history, according to sUt'Ulclans of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Among tile company's millions of Industrial pollcyholders, which Is 3.3 percent below the rate for the same pe'r'>d of 1948. New low death rales for liie period were recorded In the Insurance experience for nine diseases: Whooping cough, dl"'ho)-la. Influenza, pnei' -onia, tuberculosis, syphilis, appendicitis, diarrhea and enter' ' s a nd the ise of child birth. "A rem»rk»bly low Incidence' of influenza and pneumonia'lias.been an important factor in ;• he record," the statisticians point' out, "Both diseases «n<j death rates about one sixth lower than last year's all-time low for. the period. The: mortality from tuberculosis also Is continuing to fall, with the. decline for the first half of 1949-amounting au-ut 10 percent."', .;, The chjonlc d- <nerativi! dise»s- cs also,made a compailtlvely favorable record, with Ihe/cardlovas- ciilar-renal rate down tllghtiy, the diabetes:rate higher than'In 1948 ana 1947 but below ,t|jrV»Vera§£ for : J942;jthrouRb 1948,-arid' the cancer rate, alone co"i' ; ii'ilng to rise. • Part of the Increase In the cancer rate, the statisticians note, Is due to the iglnf of the pollcy- holaer group: . .-,•;• Homtcldes'.and accidents register, ed lorwer mortality .this year than last, yith' a' isi percent decline for occupfoiial accit(ents and small declines for.home and motor vehicle accidents; Tlie suicide' Talc rose slightly. ; : •A!thb\'7h the Imr 'ement I n mortality W as evident In nearly every age sroup, it was greatest among boys »ges fl"e to nine, and among girls at ages live to 11 the statisticians report. Italian Authorities Have Stowaway Woes -• 'GBN9A - : -t : tf)^ Italian authorities are concerned"over'the Increasing number of stowaways who want Pn f ' , e ,"f , f °, rtune "> faro D,»? ,v,° c s "Wrtcd rece that three Italian ships rcceii 1 ' 11d ,, (llOUI , of36 ' su<:hcla "<'«. llim , e "" ?lams ' most (r °'» America: :MOS( of (he stowaways arc unemployed youths who try to go to Latin America. If they arc not discovered aboard s hir» they are caught «t the ports and returned. • . Recently one ambitious youth mnrtc his way 16 Barcelona, Spain in the hopes or nuking it easier It El truly f«m»tlb1< h»* quicVly »n4 gliKwlll Lkuid Cipldlni lltagi lilkl l.oi hudxhl llTn M»c< id Miii. . i >, » l— ill iitit l> gg lo »vk it w «. 1 I prixriptlai ( >H > w.llln, lour ipKlally <<I K I|4 fork loftlntr tfl »ll»y il . . rikllw.'Il ndM, Ihrt . i -Uu H M* - to get abo»rd » South Aowrlc* bound boat. He »« c«u»« <f Spanish •: police »nd return** It* Italy. .-.. ^ Relief At Last ForYour Cough to hav* your mone-MjJtk/ i CREOMULSION ' FOR WOMEN'S laboratory control or Cardui azures f a £?\ fn n es " n functional wri . A 1 IF ay i b uy Cardu!, byname. PROBLEM- Mystery Ended For centuilts, miU[on3 of Pin-Worm victims have desppjjlcly souRbt a way to deal with these ptel* thai live in the human body. A new, scientific treatment. J*yn*'t f-W Vrmlfug., now oflcra real rrfi«r, P-W* vital InKHximnl is a medically-approved dru? that Eltacka Pin-Worms in the intestines and remove* them from the body. So watch (or warnitijf sipm, especially the tormenting rc-clal itch. Th pn ask you r dru zz\3 1 for P-W, the small, casy-to-take tablou perfected by the famous Jaynr Co., nfi«ialiits In worm remedies tor over 100 years. Gt* rM | i.litf: P-W ® for Pin Warmil And You Get • Spare Time Training at Home With Regular Army Equipment • Kxtra Money at Regular Army Rates of 1'ay Credit Toward Retirement Pay at No Cost to You Promotions as You Learn Skills Aiding Yob in Yoiir Civilian joto SKOKCAU Co. M., 153rd Inf. THE BETTER BLrTHEVlLLE CCTTCN N€>V I I I4M IN GRtATIi/T C€TFCN ha PPV to present. King Cotton iU M-e as we celebrate the tenth anniversary the National Cotton Picking Contest. • :.' Federal Compress and Warehouse Company now the fifth largest in operation of it's kind in the world, has shown the same tr< f, nd lr ? * s growth through the years as has the city of Blytheville itself. Beginning operation with a capacity of 7,500 bales in iv 11 it has shown gradual expansion through the years withpre- ^ ? t0rage ca P acit y of the two gigantic plants totaling bales.: - r ; ' y , Federal Cbrripress and Warehouse Co. is equipped with the most modern facilities known to the industry, with high-density and standard machines throughout, w i t h-motorized handlinq equipment. The modern new blanket sprinkling system makes possible a-high BB insurance rating. Federal Compress & Warehouse Co. salutes King V.otton and looks forward to a'bigger and better National Cotton Picking Contest. f EDECAL and WAREHOUSE W. F. McDaniel, Mgr. CO

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