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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 22, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE, (ABK.) COURIER NEWS ' At The Hospitals MONDAY,-.MAitt/ir aa 3ride-To-Be Announces , Plans For,Nuptial Rites Plans tire' announced today to\ the wedding of.Mrs. Elaine Andei- ion Fold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs , Hubeit PollM, to Herbert Sapln of St Louis. . j r j t THE wedding vlH be solemnized Sundny afternoon, 4 o'clock, at the home-of the bride's parents,'wllli tl;e REV.! S. B. Wilfprd,; pastor of First Metlwdlsl Church, performing the ceremony. • • • , A musical program will be given liy Sergf. .Don Scrlbncr, organist, and Ross Slovens, vocalist. . , , . The bride, who will be given In marriage by her grandfather, J. Nick Thomas, will have as her only attendant. Miss Julia Umbtvd. . Hubert Potter will serve as best man.' : Included among Ihc out-of-town uuests who will attend Ihc ceremony are Mi. and Mrs'. J. Nick Thomas Jr.. of -XKmprils, uncle an<l auhl of ihe bride, Mrs. Arthur L). Snpin of St. Louis, mother of the toideeropm, and Jlrs. Sidney .Wdlss- man. also of St. Louis, his sister. Immediately following the • service (ho young couple will leave for Bride-Elect Honored At Two Weekend Affairs Continuing a round ot Interesting patties In honor of MIss-Anlla Fav Beck, brlrie-elfct of Lieut. Milion S Thnrston.'Uvo affairs weir jiven over Ihe week:ml, Miss Margaret Shaver and M!« Virginia Little were hostesses at an informal breakfast yestmhy mom Ing at Ihe Shaver guests Included seven of wli:n Mi-ss a wrdding trip , lo Hot, 'Springs. Memphis and Prominent-Memphis Girl Weds Officer Now Here Lieut, and 'Mrs. Qordcn T. Weir will return to Blylhcvillc soon to make their home after a -'short honeymoon spent In the East. 'Lieutenant Weir, whoss marriage to Miss Bety Aim Johnson of Memphis WTS billliantlj solemnized Thuralav night it Grace St Luke's Kpi«copil Church, of Memphis, Ls au instructor at Ihe Army Air Base l,erc Fellov officers fiom Hie local l>a c e who took pnrt in the wedding x tie Lidit Ben Click as best man and Lit ill Jack Kcnin Lieut George McKnight and Lieut, nil Adorns were. ushers. ; ' *>'-»» Compliments Biicle Mrs. Kny While entertained will an Informal luncheon ycslerday il honor of Mrs. Robert. Kosmalskl v;ho was before hsv marriage Mnrcl 8 Miss Virginia Lee Brown. The 10 guests ,\vcre seated al th dining lablc which had as a ecu terpicce a low b'cwl of flowers. * * * IH1SS 'KASTMAN WEDS H \\ HOILANDbUOllHI Tlie'marriage of Miss Flossie Eis^nin danghler of Mis.. Amanda Easlranivof Hano\ei, Hi-, to W W Holtand_\\orlh of Bbllicv^llc,, form ilj of Hino\er, was wlemniiec Mondaj -\ferhoon, I 'b'elocK a 1 i si Presbvlerian Church. The Rev..James..A. pverholsci pislor uerfoimed [he nics LVc^ intV Mrs Hollandsvoilli ar lion*! mal-.UE their homfi it 51 Mi HOllandswoilh is iinploj ed i HsiTicHs Jewelry Stove , . *-> « I' b O GUQUJ 1 MA)ltS SUROICAI" DRljbSlNG^ Chiptcr H of Ihe P E O 51s terhpod met Saturday "'morning a the nrmory where the group mad baiiflages for .the Red Cross unt lalelaflcrnoon when they went tbe lipme of Mrs. Harry Hahies, Mis Farmer England prcsld over" "Ihe', business meeting which time -.officers .for tiie nc \eai were installed The hostEss served a il course and ' coffee. «, ________ lieck'.s mosl:inllmato friends. Vnses of mixed Sprint? flowers decorated ih's living room, where :i breakfast party menu was served at small tallies having as centerpieces vases of yellow jonquils. The hostesses presented Miss Deck wllh china In her pattern. Friday nlRhl, Mrs. John Allen and Miss Mary' EltabelU nallouc of O.sceola entertained 25 guest.' with a dinner bridge party at the home of Mm. Allen's parents. Mr and Mrs. John W. K<iriii«tmi lr Osceoia, : The dining table, from whicl the buffet dinner was served, hai a miniature bridal 'scene us a cen tcrplcce, flanked on either side 1>S while tapers burning in crystii candelabra Following dinner, brldiic was inyec!. • '•Miss lleck .was showered wllh Ifls of" linen. from Ihe ijiiesus pre's- nl. Gucsls from Ulylhcvillc were llss Nancy Klrshncr. Miss Mar- arct Shaver, Mrs, II. M. Beck and Hiss Lela Beck, mother and .sister of Ihe bride-elect. \rmorel News The Armorcl I 1 . T, A. met Wed- lesdny, March IV, ill Ihc; school. Miss GYdlu Doccclalo was Inclmrge of the proiiiam which Included a diiiK, "Miranda Johivion at Ihe Wedding", ijlven by Judith Ann J'hompson, a plnno .solo, "The Last Ici|i;',c", b.V Mrs. K. C. Willhilis, nud' a (iticnissloii of 1 lobbies by >)eely Hcrry and ( iencvn and Cinie- vive llaKun. WJ's. Allen Womnck i!»l arratiacd an InlereslliiK dlsjilay ol the various hobbles of the school rhildrcn, • Mrs. C. !j. Wyllc ullended the mrctlni; and discussed slartliiK a Mist Aid Cliiss, tho ui'gnnl/iillon mcc-thiK to be Wednesday evening, Maicli 2-1. at 8 o'clock at. Die srbool, MLS. o. E. cilllomvaUr presided over Ihe Ini.slncSK meellng dtirlni, which on recommendation of (lit executive board, a nomlnaling com- millce was clcelcd, MLss Margucrlls Miilthch's' and Mr. John Mayes rooms won Ihc room count,' Refreshments wnre KM'ved; hj liosltssses, Mrs. O. A. Vinson nni Miss llcllye lllankenshlp. Bits of News Mostly Personal Mo <!IITI11>AV Ol.lJIi IAS TWO GUESTS Mrs. E.'A. CralE was hostess In neinbers of Ihe C and N liirth- lay Club and two gnmts, Miss Ed- lye Ruth Craig of Memphis and Mrs. E. R. McOaliay (if Louisville when she entertained Friday night Social Calendar TUESDAY'S EVENTS Mis. Uoyd Sllckmon eiiUrtalnln Tuesday Club. •100 Club nicctini! with Mrs. Toi Mobry. I.ndlcs of Uitheran Church meet ing al Iioiiui of Mrs. Robert Btcl, 2:30 p. m. Double U Club meeting with Mrs, Ffirris MeCiillii. Order of Eastern Star havlilL' "dutch" 'supper at Masonic Hall, 7 p. m., in honor of Miss lititli Sliiyton. - * Muplc Grove Ceniclery Assocln- llon mcclliiB 2:30 p.m., with Mrs. Halite Ilnbler. WEDNESDAY'S EVENTS Mrs. W. H. Minyard cnlcrtalnint: Wednesday Bridge Club. il the • Dogwooi; Cliibliciitfc: In honor of Mrs. Bud Lines. A birthday cake with candles was used as a centerpiece lor the table ami » . low bowl of jonulls was used to inn decorate the table, Mrs. Lulcs was presented nn assortment of kitchen wear from the club. Mrs, McOnhny received n hand decorated luncheon cloth as guest prlnc. Following supper, Mrs. McCiahay played sovornl selections on the pinllO. m«.li... 6 ••"•• Binco prizes were awarded lo I at 4:30.p. m. _!_,:,_.,, Mrs. Mm'vln Lane for high .score THURSDAY'S EVENTS and Mrs. p. S, Parker nnd Mrs. Club Eight meeting with nymoiul Stringer for second and .John Ciuitllll. ,ii-,l. Double Four Mrs. -Belle M. Wood had as In nest fw 111? week end, her niece iliss Virginia lielle Eastwood - o ;:iiul!)ersvillc,. Mo. Mrs.-K O. nclchcl and .daiiglitci Vlss Mary Kclchcl, Miss IJarbai 1 Jlilld ana 'Mirs Knieslino \Halsell, pent Saturday In Memphis. While 'ifi'o tliey nltcnclc'd ;thc,'Slgm'il'nd ombc'i' concert' at the auditorium. Mrs. ,'0 A, Cunningham wciil to Ircntori,''i'enn., Saturday for : a irlof visit, with her mother, Mrs, J. |1. CreiVihuw. '.'•''. . . '.', Mrs.' Man Smith and Mr, nnd Mrs. Joe , Lynn'Ilinnby spent Sfit- irdny arid Sunday in Ciipb"plra'r- ilcun, Mb. 1 ,, us iBiift-ils.'ot ,'M'-' <"'><.' Mrs. H! I'/-Italic''niiil family. They were accompanied home by Mrs. W. 11. Na'lly who has been in 61.'Louis ...illng; her husband,' Pfc. Nally, now slnlloiicd there.' ''" Luna B. Wllhclm spent Siit- urday In ,Memphis. Mcli IJrooks Jr., allended to business In.. Memphis 'Saturday. Mrs.- |!oss'fa."Hushes left Saturday for' WiishhiBlon, D. C., where :,he will Visit her sister. Mrs. Joslah M. Fort and family, for two weeks. Y. Lewis mid Staff Sei'Bt. Cecil Halo vlsl|,«d Mr. ixwis' son, O. If. laic and family, in Memphis Sun- lay. O. H,' Lewis Is-in the Navy, stationed at MllUhgtori,''.Tehn. Mrs. J. B Chine, accompanied by Miss Mary' McGnrlh of Jacksoii, renu.,'left'Thursday for Detroit, to spend several days visiting Pvt. J. B. Clune, who is taking advanced (raining in (he mechanical department of the Army Air Corns there. Mr. nnd,' Mrs, John M. Fowler have returned froili : Memphis where they were calfc<i Saturday ISlyllicvlllc llos|]ltal Admitted- Mrs, llobcrt lilnckard, city, George Slroud, HI, a, City. femisscd— Janu'.s Bell, city. Walls llosjillal AdinUlfd— •Mrs, Melvln 'Burton, Klcele, Louise wwcry, city. David Ira Oalnes, city. liilty Lou Handley, eily. Mrs. Fred 1'allcrson, I>eachville. Dismissed— i Mrs.' Charles Hlpks and baby dty.' ' „ Hhirley Ingrnm, city. Mrs. David Crow.soi^and baby city. ' ' JI. W. Mahan, El. city. '• Mrs.-Cody Colbert, Steelc, Mo. Marjorlc liurdine, city.' Memphis Hospital Admitted— Mlsu Maxlne Hai rb, city. Mrs. Mllbuni Fiy, Haytl.'.Mo; Leslie' Lancaster. Oscebla, .•Mcmpiiis Melhoillst Hospital Admitted— V 'c '.:-'• Mrs. C. C. Adams, Canithprsvlllc \fo. Honor K oil .ussfell Marr Attends Funeral Of His Mother StJoseph ASPIRIN Wednesday Contract Club 1 meel- tg with Mrs. Eueonc Dickinson. B and L. Club mci'llng with Mrs. Edgar Cherry. Mrs. Ben Harpole cnlcrlnlnlnj ADC Club. Cl!C will meet witli Mrs. T. P. Jackson. Chniiler N ol P.E.O. Sisterhood meeting wilh Mrs. W. 1. Uenlon Chll) meetlnu wltli because of (he death of Mrs, FowL- cr's brother, William L. .Hani, retired merchant and plantation op- A. Little, Mr. and Mrs. ,A. c , a tor. Honor Koll—Secoml Semester first Term Slicrill McDonald .15',», Lois Eic 15. Shirley Barbara W't, Elois liindman 14',',, Gwendolyn Oi M 1 .'., Deity Black I3VJ, Earl'Danltl son IS '.i. Marilyn 'Ilindman 13 >/• Ann Weedman 13, .Belly Woodso 13. Mary WcVihons 12, Mary Lyn liean 11, Prances Field 11, Franc Shousc 11. Juanlla Evans : 10 Doiina Wimdcrlich' 10 li, Do Chamblin 1(1',i, Hurry C. Parr 10., Lloyd Ulome/tr 9 : >i, Chester .Ca'ld- well O'/i, Qswnld nniney SVi, Harold Eii- linnlts 9K, Billy Browne'», Mary Ann S<nllh D, Roberta Plonrian U. Hal Thompson 9, Mary Tucker Moore 3, Kalhryn Wahl 8',-i, Stella Evnns 8, 1'rcntls Holder 8, Mason Day T,i, Novmandinc Kiivnimugh 7'/j, Cherie PrevostTli.. Philip Reed IVi. Mnrlha Jolliff 7, virelnia Swcarcngcn 1, Calvin irolllngsworlh li : ii. Beulah Mullins ti^i,' Ploy Ann Sample G'/i. lloniirablc Mention Evelyn Benvd, Mary Sue Buchan- iin, Bolsy 'Buchanan, Jnanila D^vis Ann Deeiv Uclty Ixjuls DeFoor Gnll Eicli, Christine Plannigan Hurry Haincs, Nancy Holland, Sara Miss Wanda Smith, senior at the Diversity of Arkansas, Fayelvlllo s expected home late Ihls week si«nU the Spring vacation will er parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D mill). Mrs. W, A, Kennedy left Mon ay for lier home in I'lUsbiirg Texas, after .spending a .week here ,'llh her sister, Mrs.' J'. M. Me-' Giimls and family. U. C. Wells of Stctle was !:i Ihls Ity V/edncsdiiy on business; Mrs.- Delbert Harper and small sen. accompanied by. Mrs. Harold icnes and children,' lie Bennett and Jane Ellen, left, Tuesday for Little uoek, Ark., lo visit wllh •elativos. Lee Bennett Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold, .Tones, was surprised with a party in honor of ils fifth birthday. A group of 15 of his little friends were present and he received many nice presents Miss Anna Mae Saner of Dexter lias accepted a position as cashjcr at the J. C. Penney Slore.'to'iiuc- cced Mrs. Wilma Manning who-re- signe'd to accept a position as assistant secretary-treasurer at, Ihe CnruUicrsvllle Produclioii " Credit Association. Miss Sanrer h'egah her for Hope; Ark/, to yjslt, with..two nieces, Mrs. yillan^Orogan and Miv>. Mary/Joliiison.-'. 1 ', J.7H. .VanAusdall relumed >f»,i.»da^- afternoon from Memphis, Temi., where she had'spent .several days wllh her daughter, Mrs. Ceo. Glo/ler. Mrs. J. C. Hill and daughter, Carol, returned Wednesday afternoon from Memphis, where she lins been -vLslM"i> wllh relatives since Saturday. uVi's. ijHllc Ncclcy and iiiothei. Mrs. J. D. Huffman, spent the week end with, relatives nnd friends near Ncwburri;-.Teim. Mr. and 'Mi'^. , r Jej'ry. Scliauman and small dnueliler/.cof 'Maiden Mo., spent Tlnir«!ay.-)i.i'';tlils clti where Mr. ScliJiijman,; 'a'tliendcd lo business ina.llers 'and'Mrs. Schnu- man visile(l J with friends. Jess Bond -and son, Olio- Boiu CHECK ITCHING-BURNING I'lio •iNlwiitic-slirniiliilinn way with f:i- il , oua Mack rnxl Whilo Omlnic,,.. JV,,. I nivtoa healing. t:»» on V ;'» J !« til « 1 ; Q«' r I K y'cara B um'>W in W,M. 6p( »i«» I Money-back BiiaiiiXW;, .'^ O i . u S" K dally witb lllw-k ""'-1 White »« !»!•! te illness of hLs mother. Mrs. ijury in a fall, Mrs. Hugh A. Tis- adt, a daughler, Is wllh her inoth- r In Easlon. diillcs Monday and Mrs. Maiminu will remain lo assist her during the week. Mr. and Mrs. nob Peyton and daughter left Sunday for Galileo, o., in response to a message that and Floyd 'Smllh and Alfred Rob eison of near Peering spent Thurs day in this city attending lo busl ness mailers. Hill Wchardson of Dcerinjr^wa attending lo business mailers"' lr tills city Thursday. •Mr. and Mrs. P. 13. Acilff .'and daughter, Mary Constance, accompanied by Mrs. Guy E. Michjc, left Wednesday for Central College,' Fayelte, Mo., where they will al- lend Ihe Junior Piano Recital of MLss Evelyn Actiff, a .student al Central. They .were met in St. Louis, Mo., by Corp. Doyne Micliis who accompanied the parly lo Fayctte. Donald V. Magce left, Sunday for Ea.slon, r., where, he was called by Magcc, who is 84, suffered. a .serious Continuous Shov/» Every Day Bfix Office Opens 1:45 Sho\y Sinrts 2:00 LISTEN TO KI.CN 9:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Last Time Today 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home* wiili Allen Jours & -lane France I'animount News ami . Slmii Man- has returnee', from , Mo., where he allended il funeral of his mother, Mrs. .1. ", Mur, who died there Tuesday (ten W years of Invalldlsm. Born 13 years''ago, she had spent lei ntlre life near Marshall when ' As Mrs. Howard Frlsliy; Thursday Contract Clnb meeting wilh Mrs. Edgar P. ilorum. Mrs. Harry W. Halnes cnlcrlnln- Ing Mid-Week Club. ; Cl. N. I!. Club niccliiiB wilh Mrs. Clyde lildiuigc. Mrs. n. P. -Kirshncr cnlciiainins Thursday L'.mclKbn Club. : ': Triple Table Club, meeting with MI-SI Uoe/Karji'cy'. "" He Uo families had lout; lived, n bride slip went to the Mm-'-., farm \heic she liad since lived. Invalided when a young- woman she had been confined I D !ler wlwel chair for 20 years. Funeral service; were held at Ihe residence wilh burial in Ridge Park Cemetery at Marshall. Sh? is survived by her husband. John Robert Marr; two daughters and ' three sons, Including Ruiscll of Blylheville. and. John who lor- nierly lived here ami now is al Marshall; two sisters, a half-slslcr and'three brothers. _ 'Julia" Liinbird nnd i\- r - Miuy I OlivBi Tllgluhan chlerlainrUf" with 'iliiuicr party at Hotel Noble In honor of .Mrs. Elnihe Antlmot Ford, bride-elect. KtDHUS UfiStSI SiUER AT I0< USE YOUR SUGAR STAMP « ,Eoch Sugar Stamp 12, vinlil May 31st, entitles you lo.tive pounds ol DOKIMO. sugars. Your iamily's &ugar stamps can buy variety. Spread them among: Granulated • Old Fashioned Brawn. Confectioners XXXX Tablets Superfine Yellow Ehlers Clerical School Pvt. B. D. Fcnlh3rston 1ms been ficlcclccl for enrollment In the Army '/Mr Forces' Engineering tu«l Operations Clerical school al Sltllwnlcr, Oklii. Upon completion of llio work lie will be nssiunccl lo psrniiiiirnt \Uily In Air Forces'' lighting machine. He is the son of Mr: nnd Mrs. John Fcatiierslpn. Jack Hood Accepted 1 As Aviation Cade It- \vi\s ariiiount'cd today by Ih Naval Aviation Cadet., Selcctiq Board throiieli Ihc local navy, re crniting station, Hint Jack Spin tjran Hood, son of Mr. and Mrs. S M. Hood, has been accepted as n Avialicm Cadel. Young Hood had his final ex animations in New Orlciuis March 15 and was sworn in the Mavl Reserve. He was returned to his home O LitUs -mid MUs Frances Llltlc, ou'cnt. yesterday in Memphis .wllli Tom A. IJUlo Jr., who is at Memphis Baptist Hospinl. His condition U excellent follbwlni; an appendl- cilis oi>;rfftlon. Corp. Louis O. Sinothcrmrm and hts wife, Hie former MlM Martha nklea, arc enroutc home to be ilh his mother, Mrs. S. L. Smoth- inan who ts seriously ill ut Walls ospitn!. Corporal Sin o therm an, ho is stationed at Cam]) Adair, re., has recently received his pi'p- lolimi. As an expert rifleman he iso was awarded a medal. Mrs. \V. 'G." Sanders and daugh- cr, Palsy, of Tyler,:Texas, arriyejl riday for a visit' wilh Mrs.'Barters'"parents, .Mr. and Mrs., n. A. Cades. , '..'' Mrs. • 'Civile-' Drane of Dyer*-' g, Tcnn., is visiting at Ihc hohle f her daughter, Mrs. J- W. Adams ind family, for a week. Mrs. Adanis •ind children motored-over for her •cslmlav. They were accompan- i'rt Ity Mr. ami Mrs. A. .C. Haley vhn visilccl relatives I here for Ihe lav. Grace .loyner, Orady Magcr, Vonne lledman. .1. W. Roilcn, Joe Saliba, Polly Ami Slewart, Paulin Vickery, Gordon 13?ll Wixon. Wclslions, Manila News MAMI..4 YOUTH 1'LKDGES FKATKKN1TV AT U. OF A. Merrill Ostiornc, freshman ; University of Arkansas, Fnycltevlll' has iJeeii pledged lo the PI Kapp Alpha fraternity. He is the son of Mr. nnd Mr Bryan Osborne of Manila. , father, A. L. y .suddenly. Mrs. Maggie Peyton, had passed Slsk left Monday Lodge Will Meet Woodmen of-the World will meet morrow nlghl, 7:30 o'clock, at the all, according to announcement lade today. The meeting \yill be for, drill raclice and lodge, and all. new lembcrs-are particularly.urged lo e pi'csenl, it was said. relieves gas pressure, but ;et much sleep that way! If gas pains, 3ue to occasional constipation, cause restless uights, get ADLERKA; its 6 carminatives and 3 lazatives are jusl If You Suffer'PERIODIC' ri^ht for gas and lazy bowels. ADLERfKA, today. Gel KIKHY HKOS. DRUG-COMPANV RHEUMATIC PAM Heed n«t Spoil vcur Day—Get after it Vov Don't put off getting C-2223 to relieve pain of muscular rheumatism, nnd other rheumatic pains. Caution: Use only as directed. First bottle purchase price bade if not satisfied. OOc and ?1.00. Today, buy C-2223, MINOR SKIH IBRITATIOH5 UOROLINE /£ |T|*HITE PETROIEUM jetLY. vs»?J PAIN Which Makes You Weik, Cranky, Nervous- If at such times you, like 53 many women and girls suiter from .crnmps. hendriclics, bncknche, distress of Irregularities", periods of the blues— due to functlonnl monthly disturbances— Start at once— try Lydln E. Pliiklmm s Vegetable Compound. This ruinous • 11- duia not. only helps relieve monthly pain but ulso accomponylng tired. wcafc', nervous feelings of this nature. This Li bemuse of Us soothing eflect on ONE OP WOMAN'S MOST IMPORTANT ORGANS. • .' :; " . . Tnkcn " teu«larly — Lydla Pinkhom s Compound helps build up resistance against ' such symptoms!. Thousands mxm thousands report benellt. Also nne stomachic tonic. Follow label directions }Vorfl<f tru\\t</' AVOID WASTE Scrape' up all the loose shortening or residue that may have falleri on the table or utensil. Put it back for use,cit another lime. .,•. to comjilele High Scliool. The Inl- IcV part of June lie will go to one of the Nitvy's tolleyes for one year before yolng to aelive Irainlue as an Aviation Cadet. The act ol •14 different calls muscles. ' Belief At Last For Your Cough Oreomulsion relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel (jerm Inden pbiegm, nnd aid nature to Eoothe rind heal raw, tender, inflamed brcuch'.iil mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you n bottle of Creomulsion with Ihe understanding you must like the way it quickly nllnys the cough or you are to htive your money back. CREOMULSION for Couzhs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis 1)0 Pure-SUG/H CAHt Suqor, TOMATOS i Tomato Plants now ready when you need them. Pepper 'and' other" vegetable plants. • Garden and flower seed of the best for your Victory Garde.n. Sec HEATON'S HOME OF FUNVBRS Fhone 54 mrnon Mdkc IHT yours wilh a stun- iiiiit! iliamniul v i n g jidectetl f r o m o 11 r complete stocks. Stones of every wanted si/.c Tii;hl here on display .... Newest moimUiiEK. Inchidcd aft! famous KKKl'SAKK diii- niond fiiijjs and duels. Prices ANNUAL REPORT TO TELEPHONE USERS A Summary of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's 1942 Annual Report, Recently Issued , n Flay bj W.lli« GoUbccl end Hjtr/ RuiVin Dhecltd bY HABOLD S. BUCOUET Selccleil Shorts •• | Wnlding Sels - - SI 7 and up lo S450 I '•'- Kvcry Rin<f Guaranteed As Represented! in Blythcvillc "PEARI- HARBOR" was only three weeks old as 1942 started, but already the telephone system had felt the first of war's pressing demands. Most metais vital to war are also vital to telephone service. During the year we were able to get, for example, only a tenth of the copper normally needed. _• Telephone people somehow had to make this bare trickle of materials meet demands for entire telephone systems al Army camps and Navy bases, for service to new war industries, for new telephones in thousands of homes. Service held up rather well The skill and "know how" of these people were in most cases equal to the job. During the year the company gained 123,689 telephones. It ended the year with 1,867,751 telephones in service. But in many cities, lines and equipment simply could not serve all who wanted telephones. The quality and speed of telephone service held up rather, well during the year. There were exceptions, of course; On many crowded long distance lines delays were unavoidable. It was inevitable, in such a year, that some new high marks as well as some low marks should be set. / For example, the money taken in by fhc company for its services was 120 SOUTHWESTERN BEIL million dollars—11 per cent above 1941. That seems a lot of money. Expenses mount faster than revenue ; But expenses climbed even faster. They jumped from a,little over 88 million 1941 to more than 101 mil- liorl dollars—an increase of 15 percent. Most of this increase was a result of sh^f ply higher payrolls and taxcs.Taxes grew from slightly less than 20 million dollars in 1941 to more than 24 million dollars. The result was .that the company matched its high record with a low. Earning rate lower than in depression The company's earnings for the year were at the rate of 4.4 per cent on the money it has put into (he buildings, wires,'ahd equipment needed to furnish telephone service—a lower rate of return than at the lowest point of the depression. On the whole, telephone service was ^better in 1942 than telephone people had dared hope it would .be. This was due in large part to the competence and - fine spirit of service of the telephone men and women in the Southwest. It was due also to the understanding and sympathetic co-operation of the people who use the service. TELEPHONE COMPANY Bargain NMglit Every Nifht Except Saturday. Show Every Niglit 7:00 Box Office Opens 6:3(1 Continuous Shows Sat. and Snn. L;isl Time Today -Tuesday & Wednesday Make a Oofe With I-

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