The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 21
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MONDAY, OCTOBER I, 1949 Water Company $pends$138,000 Figure to B« Doubled Before Expansion Program ii Complete A total of a'pproiimately *1JS,000 >>« been expanded to far thl» ymi by th» Blythevill* Water Co., In «xpanduig iti service and Indlca- , tloni point to expenditure of twice ! ;n»t amount before the program la completed. In addition to thU, an outlay of '•bout »175,000 If anticipated to ; bring about doubling of the size of the utility'! pumping plant, and , filtering facilities _< C. W. Kapp,' manager of the fjjw»ter company, said that live miles i«f mains were laid during the ttr»t 'lint month* of 'hl» year. Approximately WUTM. and one; half miles of pipe wu still "strung i out"—on the site and ready for 'laying—last month and nine miles '; of mains are expected to be Ini flailed h» t>i. —• »» iiu° • ' " ''' BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK;y COURIER NEWS Experiment With New Chemical Kills Moths-But it Eats Mp the Rugs, Too LIFE CAN BE RUG-GED for a carpet. Thfe one 7n"the home of the pralirnt of Chios State Unlrenity, WH * (Woe* pig in a de-mbthing : test The reault'U obrioat. . - ' ' j ' -,~.y baa gained 3*0 new p cuabuoen ao far this year, boost{- lag th, total to 3,1W, Mr. Kapp reported. Another SO* customcra j 'may be added before the end at •' thli year, he aald, if' weather conditions, are- ritht. There were , at leut 20* persona on the wait, tat llst.aa «f mid-September, he : «W. . 1-'During good wegther, the water company "has concentrated on lay- Ing mains. When weather becomes inclement, work-.will shift to connecting customers' homes to mains, Mr. Kapp said. Thirty new lire hydrants have been installed so far tills year, he •"•aid. These-installations have been '• concentrated in new housing devel- ; opment sites such as in David Acres Subdivision, Pride Addition, Country Club Area and the Max Logan ; development. ; •: ' -Installation of new hydrants, new ', mains and construction of a 500,; 000 gallon water tank helped tow' er fire insurance rates this year for Elytheville property owners.; A reduction or about 10 per cent ^resulted from .these installations, |)»nd .will lave city property owners T «ome 123.000 a year, Mr. Kapp said he was told by insurance officials. In some areas that, were out- ildt the city limits until recently. '• thi reduction will be «ven greater. H« «a Id property owners in such areas as Pride.Addition have had their insurance bills halved. • New Well Put in Service * n . e . w *«U was placed in service this year at » cost of about «5,000. A new eoke filter, costing about «3,ooo. waa added to the plant to boost removal of iron from the water. . About $100,000 was spent on Installation of main,.hydrants and water metera, .sir. Kapp 'said. He also aald that from 10 to IJ. mort inllea ot pipe remain to COLUMBUS,' O. — (NBA) — It ^eems likely that somebody in Ohio State University's etotnology re- .^artment is going to get called oh President. Howard L. Bevis' carpet with .the big hole In the middle, the etomologists— they study insects —performed their annual chore In the Bevis impressive official residence. • "Each year," says Dr. Bevis, >'it has been the custom for the entomology department to bring chemicals- Here in crocks to demoth the house." ..This year, the scientists tried out a new chemical, using the - president's home as a homey guinea pig. Result of the experiment: the chemical ate holes in the living room carpeting as well as" rugs la other rooms, including some upstairs. U ate a hole in the rug on the -sunporch and damaged woodwork and tiling in a-bathroom: Dr. Bevis and his horrified wile, rho returned from their vacation to discover the house had been de-rugged, summoned rug experts. All they could do was trim the ragged edges of the holes. .The head of the department of zoology, and etomology, Prof. David f . .Miller, didn't know what chemical had been used. But he «oulo look into it. Meanwhile, the state of Ohio; which furnished the residence to the:president of the university, is out a few pieces of expensive car- be laid before (he expansion U completed. Later, Mr. Kapp said, the company will 'loop" the city with a large main to do away with dead ends in the pipe. This will be done in two or three years, he said. Most of the main* laid so'far this year are situated in new housing development areas. A'12-inch cast iron main was laid from the pumping 'station through the business districVto provide more water at increased pressure for, f ire, protection In the heart of the city. SHIP VIA BLUE STREAK EXPRESS 124 E. Virginia Avc. NEW OWNER and MANAGEMENT BLUE STREAK • Ttl. 39-5322 • EXPRESS DOUBLE DAILY DELIVERY To All Points Between MEMPHIS and BLYTHEVILLE 12:00 NOON 12-00 MIDNIGHT TWO TRIPS DAILY ' Armorel Ark. Bassett Barfield Blytheville C'larkdale .,.. Driver ............ Evadal* ........... Frenchman's Bayou . Gridtr...... Joiner ...Ark. James Mill Reiser Lnxora Marion Osceola Turrell Wert Memphis Blytheville Phone No. 6108 Lawrence Garner pfetlng. .. , . ' VAnd the motiisV They seem to be gone, too, so the experiment may have been a success, .after all. Jews from Singapore Emigrate to Israel ; SINGAPORE - (IP) — Many in Singapore's Jewish community of 1.200 believe the, time has come to emigrate, to "The Promised'Land ' Since April abort 65 Jewish young men. women aiid children have left Singapore.'for'Israel. '''.-. ; '-Singapore Jews have been told that living in Israel for the new immigrant is hard, but thai'the infant country welcomes young men and. women who could face the hardships. Nutrition Studies Okayed For Negro College NASHVILLE _«P5_- A nutrition research project has been approved to be carried out at Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial College here oa funds al!o!*d under the Research and Marketing Act.' It Is the first |uch project-to be approved Jor a Negro college. - . -. • ... • Approval is a dir' .'outgrowth of work by Dr-j. : R. ""Otis, Alabama Negro extension leader, who was appointed l*»l year by Secretary of Agriculture Erannan to survey research personnel and facllltie* of Negro colleges and to determine how they might be utilised under the" RMA;{ V j •'•, . ,'';-,', Selected Negro, children 'will oe studied in''ihls project, :which Is part of a nation-wide program to determine .'the niilrltlpnal' status and food Intake of various population -groups ' • - ; ; . t - Experts Tell How To Save Lives in Burning Buildings In MSB ';<ir' fj re ; jusj keep your head and you will (wobably save your life, the National Board of Fire Prevention says, in.a Fire Prevention Week statement. The fire expcrti 'point 'out that many lives are lost, needlessly each FLORIDA BROS. & CO, Thomas P. Florida FARM LOANS CITY LOANS Osceo/a, Ark-. year becaus. Jir. victim, do not know W hat t« do In an PAGE FIVE i door ^ » you awake and smell smoke, room.. 'stuff wet cloth, the " gon o the aUrm, .md then wait •t the window for rescue. . 3. If you test the door and it doesn't feel hot, crawl through th« oit * atC " y ' C10Se d00r " No. 1 Burlap Bags for your SOY BEANS, ALFALFA & COTTON SEED Bag Cloth for Wrapping Cotton LOUIS S. STEIN BAG COMPANY 427 Tenne»e« St. Phon. 8-0504 Memphis, Tenn. Buick Offers "SPECIAL" Cpngratulati ons TO THE PICKING CELEBRATION OCTOBER 6-7-8 The BUICK SPECIAL $ 00 2-Door SedanetU Delivered in BlythevilW The JOth Anniversary of the Cotton Picking Contest It o time for us all to consider the impressive change that has occurred in our city during the last 10 years. And there's a big change in the automobile business. Far Langston-McWaters can now offer you a car that gives you the big car features at a small car price ...the omoz- Ing Buick Special. Yes, there are many signs of progress in BlytheviUe . .. have you seen this one? 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