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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 2, 1950
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• TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) CUUKiER-NEWi Models Selected for Blythevilles Style Show 'Moid of Cation' Will Appear at Fashion Review Representative* from fiv«' Missls- •ippi County towns will join tight local models Saturday In Blylhe- ville'n Cotton Week fashion show which will feature the. Maid of Cotton wardrobe and a personal appearance by Miss Elizabeth McGe«, 1850 Maid of Cotton. ' The show will be staged In the American Legion Auditorium and 1« scheduled la begin at 4 p.m. Most ol the models will appear In garments taken from the Maid of Cotton wardrobe. Th:> wardrobe contains some SI eotton garments and has been made available to Blythevllle and Osceol* style shows by the National Cotton Council. Osceola's style show will be held tonight, mirier the direction of Mrs. Carroll Watson. In the auditorium of the Mississippi County library. To Represent Manila Miss Barbara Donner. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Bill Donner, was chosen by the Manila Cotton Week committee to represent that city. Leachville's representative to the Blythevllle show will be named tomorrow when the contest to select Miss Lcachville Is run off at the Lerichvillc High School. Dell's lashion show will be held tomorrow night at the -Dell High School at which time-the town will select Its representative. Leachville's style show also will be held at 7:30 tonight in the Melody Theater there. Miss Norma Sherwood will appear In the Blythevllle show as a representative of Joiner. Osceola will send Mrs. Rube Boyce and Miss Mary Louise Ashmore. .Both will also appear in Osceol»'« fashion show tonight. Models Listed Blytheville models who will appear Saturday include Mrs. Jack Chamblin, Mrs. II. E. Towtes. Mrs, Rube Carson, Miss Susie Taylor. Mrs. Whitney Morwn., Miss Betty Layson .and Miss Jlmmie Frances C lemons. In the pictures on this page, .only Mrs. Boyce is wearing a dress from the Maid of Cotton wardrobe. R. D. Hughes. Jr.. Is in charge of the Blythevllle show which ville Junior Chamber of Commerce. is under sponsorship, of the Blythe' ets Aimed Escapee Soys PHILADELPHIA. -May !. IfTi — 'owerful rocket Installations aimed t Alaska. Norway and Sweden have >een -.built by. Russia in the Arctic and Baltic areas.isays a.33-yearTO\d escapee from «Soviet concentration camp. " : ''''''"" Victor Marlunuk. a Russian nava! engineer, disclosed the secret onera lions yesterday through his attorney, Ivan M. Czap. Martunuk now Is in Montgomery County Jail. Norristown. Pa., awaiting house fiction on a biVl to provirii him with "lawful residence" in thi country, the lawyer said. Senator Edward Martin (R-Pa Introduced the bill which has bcci parsed by the Senate, Czap added. Martunuk was arrested as a stow away aboard.tbe S. S. Monitor who it docked In Philadelphia in Apri 1949. Martunuk said he came Iri con tact with information about rockc installations wh'lle he was an Inmate of a Soviet prison camp at Svirlnj. north of Leningrad. The installations pointed at Alaska are located on the Arctic Ocean island of Novaya Zcmlya, he said. He .said he was sentenced to it 25-year term In the concentration camp because he served with a German anti-Communist Army of Russian prisoners. In the winter of 1948. Martunuk said, he beat a Soviet guard to death with a wrench and escaped from the prison camp. America's Armed Services Look to Cotton For Supplies Heeded for Notion's Defense "Were eolton suddenly »tripp*<J from our possession, not a ringl* ne of our fighting men eould onlinue hi action," Thin startling statement by M»or General E. B. Gregory, Quart- rmasler General, U.S. Army, »• he height, of SVorld War II dramatically emphasises' cotton's rol« war and In today's pe»cetlm» programs. The armed forces recognize colon as by [ar the most versatile material, for more than 11,000 terns made wholly or in part of oltonwere needed .luring the war o supply the requlremcnU of mil- lary men. Colton is .second only steel as the most essential—and even steel must have colton to unction properly, military leader* say. Soldier's Nrcrts Tremfndom While each person In the United Slntes uses approximately 20 pounds of cotton textiles each year normally, wartime brines the nver- solriier's cotton requirements to 200 pounds annually. From his underwear (o ammunition for his e»"i Ihe serviceman looks to King Cotton for his supplies. The America soldier Is cotton clad summer nnd winter, In the tropics and In the Arctic reslons. His summer uniform Is entirely cotton from head to toe-,-cbtton underclothing, khaki Khlrls. trousers, and socks, water-repellent field jacket, and overseas cap. Ills raincoat is cotton cloth treated with a water-proof synthetic resin finish. His sleeve insignia, .shoulder patches, chevrons, braid. fatlRlie caps, enrrisou caps, lies, and lCEKi n S s are of cotton. C«lt.-Weathcr Cotlrtn accompanied Unclft vtnl in WorU War H. K,J,1 fey Arc'ic tltrirei, collon wai > »rlic!pj nacffiary for war, Torla d*frni« program*. Sliown her* ars Iwo cold wea'.lier taclici in Alr.'ka. T!'-y are uniform* and firinji a morlar tliel! tan llnlrr. cr'lnloic. ..r ll-.y !<-j of lh. Pacific l» eH forc>;» in II,'* irntable in pe*e*tE~a currently training tn cotton-colrl-w*at!:*r wilh powder made «f cot< n World War II. Duck was lx>on In making Its D ration, • s a base fabric In rulilier- candy which contains all the food •allies and a tremendous protein ''"' ' ' saver used Izert lifeboats for plane crews forced down In ocean waters. Duck for army trucks and mobile .units. Cottonseed oil Is/ required b:< supply troops with many Items pf nn d food. Just as 11 needed for civilian workers. Margarine cooking oils and sahd dressings use large quantities of cottonseed oil 111 peacetime, and in time of war the, demand Increases Immensely. Th ihy finds cottonseed flour i The Quartermaster Crops hns serves also as emergency shelters found thai for cold weather duty. for valuable. supplies, plane mo- also, cotton is a superior fabric. tors nt ,,i rc , M | r i m ii,,, while tnr- The chief reciulsllcs of a cold-ell- ,,;uiltns are standard equipment male fabric, strength, wind 'resistance, and high water rcpellency, are all-met by'cotton with flying colors. During the war, Die Army discarded heavy, / bulky furs adopted cotton for the soldier's top layer of winter clothing. An over-all wind-resistant, water-repellent cotton shell of outer clothing protects U. S. troopers In Arctic temperatures. , Cotton .shoes, washable and rol-f >root against sol) chemicals, arc issued to jungle troops, for they outwear three to five pairs of GI leather slinra. In tlv extreme cold, dry interior of Alaska, troops are supplied cotton "muckliick" shoes which are wind-resistant, though porous enough to permit evaporation of prcsplrnlion. ' Field Equipment The soldier's field equipment Is chieflj cotton—hh gas mask holder, canteen cover, .rifle sllngi field bag, tent, and sleeping hag. To keep his wUcr pure and prcient the. spread of disease from con- Irimlnatcd drinking .water, the soldier uses a' .sterilizing' water bag rmirte of treated cotton fab) jn. Col- Mi, netting, protect. 1 ; ; ' servicemen from their dreaded insect enemy, the'malaria mosquito. Cotton parachutes are nccdo (or delivering food, arms, and n- nitions . .to ^ patrols and bcsclr garrisons where contact is difficult Regular 'paratroopers also depend on cotton's .strength and durabilitj each time they jump, for their chute cords. harness, and webblnj, are made of the finest cotton yarns 1,lfr.iaver Cotton duck was literally a life Kullrts From. Cotton Even Hie bullets' that »re fired arc products .of.'King Cotton't rlc- maln.; From , a ,sii'i(!te bale of.' eot- -on linters cornes.cellulose for making Ihe. rsmok'eiess,' powder needed for 20,-HO rounds. 6f ' maehlneV (un amniimltioii. or.BS•'rounds for.nnti- Liuk cannons, or . 100,000 rifle; bullets. ' ' ' . -' '.'".'' ..Cotlon. fabric of. .fashion'..»n<l home . <lurlng pencetlm^, converts o.u!ckly to. aVbelilg'Ereut, IndfirnitT able ' ftgritini) 'force ;to 'be feire^ by eiicmy troops In'timfof w»r. ... • The How of the at its month is 14 the Missi.ssippi. Ama/on river times that of r Non-Skidding Rug Made from Cotton A Georgia manufacturing company has happy tidings for homemakers who have been troubled with skidding rugs. It has ar> nounccd that it alii put on the market a new material to take the skid out ,of rugs. The product is a thin colton cloth similar to cheesecloth. It Is sprayed with a special rubberized mist and cured in an oven, process similar to that used on ordinary rubberized rugs. The non-skid material is simple to use. It Is placed on the floor with the rug ever it. The grip does not mar the floor finish, It Is said. The rug grip material can bo washed any number of times without harming the substance, the makers report. Medical World Calls on Cotton, Uses 125,000 Bales Each Year lliis r.itli^Tit Ihltc mi*s i* » car., linn ropy of her prrlly niothrr in M "DnlcH rfoll" coiton onsemW* »**• fipnffl hj- Trndc of California, Thf niollipr-dnxieltlrr frorV< are rrrMf* 1 In navy an^l uliile chrrkr^ Rin§ him •nil solid na\y broadclolli* Navy's Women Now Wear Gold SVASHINGTON. May 2. W>—The Navy's women oHicers now may wear expensive gold stripes on their sleeves jus! like the menfolk. A new order today, optional at present and compulsory by July, 1352, changes the WAVES' present light blue stripes to gold, and puts them in dark blue uniforms tjii same color as Navy nurses. ; Nurses will exchange their double b. eaMed uniforms f*T single breasted ones like the WAVES we»r. Briili! new f»*hi«ni »r« Sliwmm- !nf wilh the »rm«l gf »prinjt- Onr af tli« outMmnlint nrw collon* Ihin M-mon in • hsr!r«pim plaid »"*• Hr«> in t"'" *"'' '"' c *'"*"""' 1>T Culey «mi \«tA. 1h« Nalioml Cnttnn CWnril I»pw1» «h«l W"" fill rnllnn« will V «mnn« 11 mo'l pnpnlnr tr.-'-'vn f»liric» lli~- «prin^ «nd lummcr. "Calling Dr. Cotton, calling Dr *Cotlon." So might the loudspeaker system of every hospital in the na- tlon be chanting nearly every minute of ever day, lor hospitals and doctors call on cotton to the tune of 125,000 bales annually. The medical world depends on the cotton Industry tor a tremendous number of clean, slerilc pro- ducls necessary for the care of the sick. With an average of nearly a million and a half hospital beds in the country, there Is constant demand for cotton medical products. Market economists of the National Cotton Council estimate that 53.560 bales of cotton arc required to provide the bandaces, gauzes, sponges, and dressings essential 10 every hospital and doctor's office For adhesive Upe alone, nn estimated 100 bales are required. Hospitals buy five and a quarter million bed sheets every year thus accounting for another 21.000 bales of cotton. To these must be added a vast quantity nf pillow cases, bedspreads, and towels that are part of every day hospital routine. There »re countless other articles which • consume thousands pounds of pure, sterile cotton cotton bails, suspensories, tournl quets. stockinets, and similar Hems To the 125.000 bales of cotton needed annually for actual mcdlna lies must be added thousand of bales' 1 for doctors', nurses', an orderlies' fresh cotlon uniforms. Still another addition Is the 30.000 balo.s of absorbent cotton, vital to the medical profession and to home first nld. which come largely from lint waste and linlers. Strength of Cotton Gives More Folding Recent tests show that cotton fabrics can he folded more times before wearing out Ulan any other type ol fiber in common uff. t National cotton Council reports. When tests were mnde to determine what type or fabric host suited to umbrellas, it was learned that cotton was still going strong after having been folrt- d H.OOO times. Fabric made of one other type f Tiber failed after being folded Cotton Baq Dress Designs Offered Twenty-four fnshionabln uew col toiv bag wardrobes are ready 1 parade before thousands ol womc showing hqw feed and flour tan in the season's Intest designs ca be converted Into thrifty, eyc-ca ching frocks. The National cotton Council ar nounccs that the ue\v sets, twcl styled by McCall and twelve Simplicity, are now available women's clubs, liomcmaking a n sewing groups and other prganlz tions who wish to conduct r" colton bag fnshion shows. Complete Information about cotton bag wardrobes may be latncd by writing National Crjtt Council. P. O. Box 18, Memphis Tennessee, 2200 times, while a third type of abrlc failed after 8500 foldings. The tests showed also that cot- Ion had.the best resistance to weathering and wetting. Girl Scouts Comp/cte Homemaker' Course Eighteen members of Blylhcville. Gir Scout Troop No. i received certificate* entitling them to points towards then Good Grooming. Housekeeping, tlandiwoman and Food Badges Saturday afternoon, after having completed a "Junior homtmakcr" school, sponsored by the Arkansas-Missour power Com- The certificates were awarded by Mrs. Glenn Larld and Mrs. Hugh Whltsilt co-leaders ol the scout troop. Head instructor for the four classes was Mrs. Mary Lois Jordan, home service advisor (or the power company. Those receiving certificates were: Olcnda Lewis. Yvonn* Lnvelacc Onllya Stillwcll, Jimmie Horncr Carol Ann Holt, Nancy Hamby Betty Lee Garrott. Mary Kay Craf. Because It Is in error 26 seconds 1 ton, Unda Tayor. Carol Furman a year the Gregorian calendar. Gail WWWU, Mary Alice. Wrolcn started In I5S2 will b" one da.v of- Pally :5cf'tt-. Janice Johnson. Pals> l!ie true astronomic ,ve3r ill «00 -Weaker. Annr HrMer. Dclorc-s Ad A.D, | *rns and Domia Uednian. MORE for your money — mil rodio has everything...magnificent styling ...advanced electronic improve- menU... superheterodyne AC-DC circuit...Alnico PM Speaker...lull- vision slide-rule dia[ in a sparkling. Ebony plailic cabrnel wilh 3-dimen- lional grille. See il, hear il TODAY I Pay $1 Weekly Superb -performer' Corapocl 3-woy porl- cble-lighlweighl —easy to carry — operolei on AC-DC-lottery Pack. Encased in an eye- catching maroon, alli- gotor-Qrained plastic caie. Priced at a low Super Portable Model 559 (IESS BATTERIES) For BETTER STYIS. TONE PERFORMANCE V&IUE EMEftSOMfZE YOUR HOME' Cotto developed to protect homei from fl*rn»< and w«»ll,«r. Now it ii vied in » T*.ri*ty of prnrlucli. TKi. K*t-lili« cotlon covrr called • "«off«»-h«t" can b» placed OT*T a coffe* matter and U tald to l<tep \\\* b«*cr*K« •tcaminK tint fcr IWA hourt. In lk< «umiTier, it U u*r^ IM iKe *»m» w*<r to keep drintil rold. Th. NationBl Cotlon Counril • Jtya th« W»f eonnttf of A pAcHin* of Mamtproof collon iniul«i"- *. UK inner mtitlin cover. »nd » Easy to Charge It ITMHI W VWHMV

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