The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1940 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 23, 1940
Page 5
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MONDAY,-DECEMBER 23, 19*0. Employment Service Held Helpful To Many S. E. Missouri Laborers _ CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Dec. 23.—A total of 8300 Pemiscot, County farm day laborers prorited through the efforts of the Missouri State Employment office of this city, according to a report of the local office made public this week. Hillary Lee, manager of the office" here, .said the report covered place- menu of workers only up to Nov. 1st, Of the total 8300, 1115 laborers were provided regular uid temporary employment in general farm work, and 7185 supplemental placements were made in season agriculture work, such as the cotton chopping and picking seasons. Of the 7185. 1G92 were cotton choppers and 5493 were cotton pickers. The cotton workers were distributed to 174 farmers who placed orders with the employment office, i and who were enabled to secure. adequate workers to handle their] crops with a minimum of delay in' searching for workers. ! One important feature reduced io noticeable "extent, this year foil-he first time in this county, was the importation of agricultural day laborers from surrounding states.f Usually, in the past, during the picking and chopping seasons, since} the cotton crop demands immediate i attention.. many day laborers have been brought' in from nearby states, and after the period of seasonal employment expires, these workers have been left practically destitute in the county, and have been forced to depend upon government and state relief agencies for subsistence. But this year, with the employment office serving as a focal point for farmers to seek workers, and workers to seek employment in the seasonal activities, imported workers were not needed, and after the end of the seasonal occupations, the relief lists of the .county did not undergo the heretofore staggering pile-up of new relief clients. The employment office has helped save day laborers 'hundreds of hours of fruitless search for new jobs after old jobs had played out. Formerly workers had to"'search from place to place to find new employment, but this year the employment office had carefully prepared lists from the farmer-land-. owners as just how many workers! they 'would -need on specified •'dates.! and'as -soon as workers We're fin- Jsh'ed- :on one ^ob^tney •; were -mir mediately notified, and 'moved to the'new jobs with very little loss of : time. Besides finding employment for the 8300 farm day laborers, the office this year placed 182 workers on public construction jobs. Mr. Lee stated that 266 persons had also received employment through (.lie office in various other lines of endeavor, including salesmen, domestic workers, bookkeepers, stenographers, typists, cashiers, waitresses, bill collectors, factory workers and skilled tradesmen. Altogether, 'the .local employment office had succeeded, up to Nov. 1st. in finding employment for al•most 9.000 persons . of " Pemiscot County. With the demand enlarged for extra temporary workers during the holidays rush, it is expect- '' cd. the total number of worker? benefited through the efforts of the employment office will exceed Mie ten thousand-mark for the entire year. The- office is conducted without .cost to either employer or cm- Read Courier News want ads. Bgbble Bath BLYTHEVILLg (ARK.) CQURJEp NEWS ployees. There is no registration fee. nor service charge of any kind made at any time. Philadelphia to Have New Coast Guard Unit -PHILADELPHIA (UP) — A new coast guard district, designed to protect the vital industries in the area along- the Delaware river, is being- established with headquarters in Philadelphia. The new district, which will coincide with i,he Fourth Naval District of Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, will comprise eight Coast Guard stations, stretching from Point Pleasant, N. J., to Lewes Del. Commander Eugene A. Coffin, who previously was -j. in charge of the cutter Taney on patrol duty in the Pacific., will head the" Philadelphia district. The staff of, the Philadelpia office will be increased from 9 to 45 men and at least three patrol boats are expected to be added to the four already in service. haired. 68-year-old J.'G. Alexander j of West Hickory saved his life— ! and a prize .string of 1C catfish—by hanging with one hand from a 30-, foot railroad trestle as a train roared past. Alexander started across the trestle^ after a freight had passed I r,nd did not see the second train until it was almost on him. He leaped and the signal block scraped his leg and cut his left hand to the bone, but he held on with his right until the engineer stopped the train and helped him back to the trestle. Skaller Will Probated Train Perils Fisherman But He Guards Catch ; klCKORY, N. C. (UP'i— White- MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 21.—The .will-of-. Mrs. Aimer Skaller, which was admitted to probate Wednesday, leaves her personal estate to her husband, Roy B. Sknller, and a share of the estate of the late J. Scharff to her son, Dr. M. L. Skaller of Blytheville. The entire estate is valued at more than $10,000, with Mr. Skaller .Sr. as executor without bond. Corn Dog America'! Newest Sandwich TET ONK TODAY Ole Hickory Inn SflTZfit WXUER DISmiERY 1NC..SMIVEIY.KY- Moon Distributing Co. Little Rock, Ark. Dad Cason Post Io. 24 AMERICAN LEO HARRY BAILEY'S RODEO —AND— CIRCUS FEATUUlNf; ''HELL-TO-SET 31 Champion Bucking Horse $59 to Ride Him 8 Seconds Contest Rules BIYTHEVILIE South 2nd SI. SHOW GROUNDS TUESDAY DEC. 3 Shows;? -4. and 7 P.M. Admission Adults 25c Children 15c Watchman's Clock Ustd To Kill Attacking Coyote COLORADO .SPRINGS, Colo <UP)~M. B. Bright today displayed a mounted coyote ns evidence qf his prowess with a watchman's clock. Wliile making the night rounds ; came upon five coyotes. Four growled and slunk away in the darkness. With a snnrl the fifth leaped nt Brian's throat, The watchman shielded his face with an Arm and wtirded off the inch-long fangs. Then Bright jumped' upon the animal — slugging with the heavy clock. In n minute the battle was over, andBrightpojisessedn coyote pelt. Seven in Family Sail Down-East Schooner BOSTON <UP)~Seven members of one family — comprising throe genenuions — are the officers and crew of the Rebecca R. Douglas, one of the few remaining three- mnsted schooners in the Down- East merchant innrlne. Master of the Douglas is Cnpt. Burtis M. AVasson, n veteran of f>4 years aboard windjammers in (.he Atlantic trade. Included in his ship's complement arc two son.s who serve as his mates, two other sons who ,are ublc seamen, a daughter-in-law who nils the steward's berth, and his year-old grandson who holds the rating of midshipmitc. Capt. Wassou ho.s been operating the Douglas for four years. She is the only three-masted centerboard schooner on the Atlantic coast, he says. Road Courier News wain FURNITURE Leaving town & soiling this furniture ridiculously cheap-one piece or nil. . 4-plttcfi walnut bedroom suite twin beds & chest drawers. Breakfast (able & chairs. Davenport chairs & ottoman. Porch glider, inble <fc chairs. Vacuum sweeper. Two 9x12 NIKS, .several small rues jnmll stnnds, table*, mirrors, pictures, ulonNils, shades, curtains, drapes, lumps, olc. Also fl-plece solid oak dining suite .& -i-picce blond mnple bod- room .suite with box springs & boat Wide mattress. These two sullos "test style & neuriy new. Dare say none other n.s beautiful In Miss. County. Shown by appointment Phone 299 or inquire 701 W. Game-protecting authorities determine whether a' species of 'bird is a pest by killing one and au- alyxlnR the con tents of iU stomach to sec If it feeds on valuable grain or harmful insects. The Ningflsher, a bird which Is an export ut catching fish, Ss not a swimming bird, Read Courier New -want: *te. 'M lL*-—"f. Kg. 1 ~ ™ fOR SALE 1 Fan Corolla* I $W-lb. FUiforw Scale on Rftlk«.. .. ;$ Try Our "Warm-Morning" Sentry Coal, For Che New Warm Morning Stoves GAY & BILLINGS, Inc. PHONE 76 Ariel All Through The Year men know the importance .of always appearing \vell g TO o'nied. ^"f 1 Iherc is ho : or more economical way of doing this than by t)uiWing your-. wardrobe around Curlce Sui(y. • Curlee Suits are styled by designers who help .create the fashions in men's clothes. They 're taUored from finality materials in the seasons' ; ne west patterns. Ex pert workmanship an ,d careful attention to c : very construction .((etaij injure comlortablc fit and satisfactory wear. CURLEE" SPIT,? ......... CURLEE TOPCOATS SUITS $17.95 to $14.95 to $19.75 Other Gift Suggestions Fruit of tbe Loom Shirts $1,50 Hokproof Pacer Hose 5Qc Fruit of the Pajamas $1.50 - $2.50 Men's Leather Coats $9.95 - $12.95 AACS, Inc. Do you ever wish for a magic mirror, a genii's gift, in • which the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow - will Ibe reflected? Standing on the brink of recorded time, your daily newspaper is such a gift. You have only to* turn the ? ' ' vpages. Yesterday Lindbergh landed at LeBourget . . .today .a Yankee Clipper lands at Lisbon . . . tomorrow, perhaps, you will be landing in London. x - Yesterday, Versailles. . . . Today, Munich.'. . . To- morrow? . . . Your newspaper will have the,answer. ; Yesterday (in 1919) a tour-inch advertisement quietly .announced "Radio Apparatus." Today, in the pages of radio news, small notices are advertising television. Tomorrow you,will be buying a set. Avertising, no less than the news and the editorials, marks the progress of the world. . . . and advertised products are dependable, worth-while aids in the art of civilized Jiving.

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