The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1941 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 22, 1941
Page 8
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rAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BRING 1 TO 111 last Year More Than 22,000 Children Transpoi t- ed To Picnics, Etc. .ROCHESTER. N. Y. -'(UP) — Charity is the password at she Monroe County Community Service where George B. McAvoy spends his spare time studying ways to .provide thousands of underprivileged children with joy.s they might, .otherwise" 1 'miss. Through McAvoy':; efforts and the cooperation of a group ol Rochester truck drivers and their employers, mere than 22,000 children were transported to picnics, parties, camps and plays last year. Every branch of the service is on a volunteer basis, every item of i:qui^ment on "us big: school bus is offered free, and local business men'have'been paying'.their drivers one day a week to pilot youngsters to places they might never nave yeen. "The- whole story," explains McAvoy, "is the story of people's generosity. I just- happen to direct the drivers and arrange the trips. Although I'm given credit for the' idea, here's how it all really started." Had Small Beginning The congenial Irishman goes on- to'explain that for years the food store lirm where he works as a warehouse superintendent has been .transporting^.Boy and Girl Scouts in their trucks whenever any special need presented itself. As warehouse '.superintendent, McAvoy was in charge of the. work. One day. in 1936, while talking with two friends, McAvoy expressed the need .... of a bus to continue transportation of increasing numbers '; of scouts. Impressed by the ; Irishman's sincerity and moved to help his charitable efforts, the iwo friends—who were distributors for a truck manufacturer — arranged for McAvoy to .purchase a large turhed-m "school' bus for only $1. the price ol" transferring the registration: McAvoy figured it would cost at least, $6,000.a year to operate the bus for his purpose, so he sought out his employer's wife, Mrs. Alfred Hart and they devised a plan for a corporation. The Monroe County Community Service. Inc., was formed with every contributor to the enterprise a stockholder whose only dividends were the grateful aniles ,of children. ,:Three Faiths Represented., A board of directors was selected with ?severi Protestants, seven Jews and seven Catholics as members. The board included a priest, an attorney,; a garage operator, several doctors, a paper manufacturer, an insurance man, a druggist, a dealer in'auto parts, a 'fuel merchant, an oil 'dealer, and , the owner of a carting company. ' Open for calls at .any time from the poorer sections of the city, the bus travels on regular daily "schedules. The- bus calls every Monday at,' the- Jewish Children's home; Tuesday at St. Patrick's Girls Orphanage;- " Wednesday at Hillside Children's /Center, and Thursday at St. Mary's Boys' Home.. • In a way, McAvoy finds himself right back where he starred. He sighs with -regret- for those wistful, disappointed 'youngsters whom he is unable to accommodate because the bus is chartered at the time of iheir outing. "What we need around here." he says, "is a. bus—another one." Billions* Bornbed-Conditinned Existence WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1941 "ADDKESS DISAPPEARED"—London's postmen sometimes wake up to find parts of their routes gone—blasted to bits by night-raiding German bombers. Above, a wom«n whose home was destroyed has sought out the postman lo £ot her Tiail. SCHOOL KEEPS—Bombs or no bombs, school goes on. In background are blasted buildings ot St. Mary-of-tbe-Angels Song School, at Addlestone. Escorted by a teacher; the pupils are toting their books and belongings to a new school at Lce-on-Sca. Bill Introduced T o d a y Would Distribute Share Of I'uncl To Counties LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 22. -(UP)~ A hill was introduced in the house today calling for an appropriation of $50,000 from the general revenue fund to promote the livestock industry in Arkansas by means of county and district livestock shows. Authors of the bill, Representatives Rightor of Phillips couniy, Leflar of -Ben ton, and Ron gey of Cross, said the first $15,000 of the loial fund would go to the Little Rock Livestock Show. The re- uminder under the hill would be ' allocated'' to livestock shows in the counties on a population basis of 214 cents for each person listed in the last federal census, ,,•:"'. ' The bill would replace a/similar one introduced in the first' week of the session by Representative Kemp Toney. In the senate, an emergency ap- I propriatlon .of $400,000 for the state ' equalization fund was sought by a bill introduced by Senators Lee Reaves, Roy Milmn and Armil Taylor asking for transfers from the' sanatorium building funds. Allocation of 1.5 per cent of the sales tax collections for setting up an operating- fund for the food stamp plan was proposed in a bill LO be introduced in the house this afternoon. Representatives Riales and Murry, authors ol the food stamp plan, said their measure had the approval of Governor Adkins. constUutional time lirmt• df 30', days," the representative • -com-' mented. Population figures .analyzed by the Board showed,. .Mississippi county with 80,149 persons, and only three representatives. The .Board set the population per representative at 19,482—which would allow Mississippi county four representatives witi) 2,^00 persons still un- represented—a' cheek showed. Pulaski county also showed a population increase, enough to give the county an additional senator- ship. No official common L came from Board members, but contended it was unpractical to make a reapportionment for only • wi counties. Any citizen, however, may sue if he is dissatisfied, giving the state Supreme Court original jurisdiction. M'Nary Opposes (Continued from Page 1) Hamilton Pish, R., N. Y., leader of the House opposition, proposed a substitute, involving the lending of not more than $2,000,000,000 to the British government to enable it to purchase supplies, including munitions, airplanes and merchant ships, in the United Staves. Fish said that if President Roosevelt refused to accept what he described as "this compromise." ii using tho arms-lending 1 bill as a "acmouttage for the usurpation of the war-making and appropriations of congress." Leads Fight To Obtain Fourth Representative For Mis$. County LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 22.— Representative L. H. Autry of Mississippi Three Alarms Tuesday Keep City Firemen Busyj CANINE HERO—Trapped in her bomb-damaged air raid shelter at Purley, England, Mrs. Marjovie French was rescued when "Chum," the big Air; 'dale with whom she's pictured, pawed through debris, digging a hole big enough throueh. to pull her board.' County led a movement today to secure. a fourth representative from his county. Autry protested action of the State Apportionment Board, composed of Governor Adkins, Secretary of State C. G. Hall and Atty. Gen. Jack 1 Holt, which Tuesday left the General Assembly unchanged from its present apportionment on the basis of 1$40 census reports. "I believe that Mississippi coun- REMOVAL NOTICES—Londcn firms forced to i ty, with a population of 80,000. find new quarters because bombs destroyed 1 their should have an additional repre- ative. Citizens of the county undoubtedly will dpueal for a re- Committee Names Candidates For Annual Election By Group Feb. 3 CARUTHERSVILLE, MO., Jan. 22.— Leonard L. LJmbaugh, chairman of the nominating committee of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday announced the committee's selection of candidates for thehmnual election to be held Monday night. Feb. 3rd. The candidates are: For President— Bruce FLsher and Clyde Harper. For Vice-President — George Brown and Maurice Malin. For Financial Secretary — Paul Mehrle and Geo. K. Reeves. For Recording Secretary — J ere Kingsbury and John Sittnsr. . For Treasurer— Lloyd Garner and Robert Wilks. For Directors (two to be elected)— Ralph Ennis, Raymond Jessup, Dick Neeley and Adolph Unterreiner. Retiring officers are: Dick Neeley, president; Bruce Fisher, vice- president; John S. White, financial secretary; Ralph Ennis. recording secretary; Paul Mehrle, treasurer. Installation of officers will be held on Monday night, Feb. 17, with Clyde Harper, program committee chairman, in charge of arrangements. Wives and "dates" will guests on installation night. be Read Courier News want ads. Kennedy said outhorizing convoy of ships probably would lead the United States into war because of what would happen to public sentiment when an American ship exploded. Prpsiritfnl. 'Roosevelt/ said at his press conference late yesterday that the idea of using warships to convoy vessels never had been considered in the drafting of the bill. Advocates of the bill maintain thai It does not carry the authority for convoys, and that the president has authority without it to send the navy anywhere. As to questions on the possibility of "giving away" part of the navy, Mr. Roosevelt, said the idea was in the "Cow Jumped Over. the Moon" and "Old Mother Hubbard" four Million Protect Britain Says Churchill LONDON, Jan. 22. (UP)—Prime Afinister Winston Churchill told the House of Commons today that 4,000,000 armed and uniformed men now protect Great Britain against invasion. Churchill said the army and home guard forces have reached the 4.000,000 mark. He said that sufficient- factories have been established to supply the army with every kind of supply necessary for continuous action against the Germans in Europe. Churchill said the war's 16th month found Britain with 100,000 more workers in the munitions and aircraft industries than at the end. of the four years of the World; Wai-. Harry Hopkins. President Roosevelt's personal envoy, sat in the Commons gallery as Churchill spoke. The prime minister's remarks came at the conclusion of debate on Labor Minister Ernest Bevins' new proposal for registration of civilian man and woman power for use in war production. Would Place Tax On Racing, Liquor, Etc., To Pay Monthly Pensions 'LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 22. (UP)— The house of representatives today j] received a bill by Representative i Hardy of Faulkner county colling" lor formation of an old age pen- || sion assistance fund. Hardy's measurib would place a tax on retail sales of liquor, bil- .'iard tables, advertising prizes, horse racing, greyhound racing and traveler's bureaus to build up a fund of approximately $1.000.000, to distribute annually in monthly || payments to those- over U!j of nge. Recipients of this 'old aye assist- f •rince could not own more than $500 f worth of personal property and * less than $1000 worth of real taie. Draft Three More For Military Service I Three more names of Mississippi ;: Bounty men drafted for a year's:] military service in Draft Board A territory were announced today. Z. T. Zaricor, James PowelL and Clarence B. Colboth, all of Blythe- yille will report to headquarters nere Jan. 28, then will be sent to; Little Rock for induction in tho; army vmder the Selective Service act." 4AL CAUSE ^^ , Clearing-up help aided by germi- s| cidal action of Black and White 1 Ointment. Soothes out burn and" itch. First try does it or your money back. x'"'f Vital in cleansing ia good soap, use Black and White Skin Soap. CALL 372 For Fancy & Staple Groceries and First Class, Tender Meats. FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE IN TOWN. CITY FOOD MARKET Corner Franklin & Dugan Harrell Davis J. D. Lunsford in new quarers ecause oms esroye ter shou old ones publicize their new addresses and other, sent information by hanging notices on this "bulletin" und Its a wrought-iron railing protecting on*; of London s few plane trees. SOLDIERING WITH COMPANY 'M" By Corp. Ralph N. Farnir " .CAMP ROBTNSON, Ark.—Things happen thick ut army camps, and always such' happenings are fast. Yesterday morning the total population of Camp Robinson arose to find a beautiful white snow covering the earth, Well, when snow is old ing the men of M. Sgt. Damon promptly became a member of the ball team. By this time about twenty men from K. had come to the aid of their "line boss" and M had also received reserves. The K company's First Sergeant blew his whistle. M Company's First Sergeant blew his. The battle was on and by the time the smoke cleared T and L companies had joined the fray. A total o!' a little over four hundred eighty men look part in the snowball fight stayed in the territory of Company M. Strolling Down the Company Street The army goes In quite n bit for answered three DO-minute period City firemen alarms within a here yesterday. The first alarm, just before 5:30 j o'clock, sent firemen to the home on the ground that, old boyhood spirit, always awakes . . . it's time ' to have a good old fashioned snow- j schools. A great ninny soldiers find ball fight. And that is 'exactly what i themselves assigned to certain took place. Only this particular! schools, thus making them school- one was. well, here's the story. i boys overnight. Among our men Private Hunter D. (Dick) Burns i attendin S such schools we find Coal Miners Killed WELCH. W. Vn.. Jan. 22. (UP)— Four miners were killed and 14 v. ^. ^. , »_,, VIX , ju.m.^,, - others rescued today In an explo- heaved a large ball of snow toward j atte »ding Division School for Close sion at a coal mine near Khnball, vision of t ne decision within the Dixon, Corp. Olynder Rayder, Pvt. Howard Easley and Pvt. Vance Richardson recently passed :i two weeks examination.' at Chemical Warfare School.';, : '' • Corp. Henderson Hall and Corp. Elmer Holmes are students vat school of Instruction in Packs and. Tent Pitching. Lieut.'Guy T. McHenry and Corp. Mark Skelton are attending school for Instruction on Interior Guard Duty. Pvt. Walter C. Collier is learning Company Administration. Sgt. Willie L. Ferguson is getting the lowdown on the 81 mm Mortar gun. LOOK! ONLY AND1TOUROID tlR£ SIZE 6.00 x 16 , FOR A STANDARD TIRE Privates Marvin M. Huff and Lee-! Orcier Drin - Physical Training. ,„,.. mon E. Stickler. The only trouble S Orou P Games and Mass Athletics i — Lieut - Richard Osborne and Sgt.' six miles east of here. was that the hurled white ball went » ot Mrs J G sudhnrv nn rh!n- n " i com P letel - v o^r the intended vie- Uonn R J°"™»n. Captain Wendell J ' °- ^W Va ° U roo? ^ tlmS UeadS nnd tend * s ^^' upon the head of the First Sergeant of Company K. who dwells sawba avenue were a caused small damage. Fifteen min- .tites later a minor fire caused by an oil stove was reported at the home of Mrs. I. B. Stewart. 900 West Ash street. Shortly before 7 p.m. the third call was received from 317 North Sixth street, where servant's quarters at the rear of Cecil Lowe's home were ablaze and the fire was extinguished after damage estimated; at $75 was done to building and household goods. M. Phillips us attending a Division School for Articles of War. Sgt. Mack Knight is attending a Division School for Mess Management. Sgt. Ben the company area _. , "_. First Sergeant Paul : O. Damon, Ferguson. Corp. Ernest H. Wilson «re attending Division School in Machine Gun. Cal 30 Mechanical , . hearing the cheers and jeers of the j Training. Lieut Guy T McHcnry merrymen. came out to .sec what is receiving instruction at Division- was going on. At sight of his good i ul School for fnend, from up the way. snowball- i Sgts. Emil 38 to 52 years old. Women who arc' cross, restless, NERVOUS—who suffer hot flashes, dizzy spells—caused by this period in a woman's life—to take Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound. Plukhaiu's is famous for relieving distressing symptoms due to this functional disturbance. WORTH TRYING! MIT NOW! PAY IATOU BUDGET PLAN With every new car we sell we give this written guarantee that there is no "pack" or hidden charge in the price. First Aid Damon.' Raymond Hold Services For I Get Your Tractor Cleaned, Repainted. One ^ood Twins; an j ReleMered for ... H ALF PRICE FOR SALE Funeral services were held today for Karen Elise Wood, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Wood, Jr., Corning, Ark., from I the home of Mrs. Wood's parents.! Mr,, and Mrs. D. G. Moore, Prom- \ ised Land. Burial vras in Elmwood 1 Cemetery here. i The infant died one day alter j birth. The mother and the baby's'! twin sister, Patricia Marie, were j reported in good condition today at' Corning. , .< ^The infant was the granddaughter of Mrs. Charles A Wood Sr. f of Blytheville. Cobb charge. Funeral Home was ;n i About Ermine Ermine is' the .fur:"of. northern j weasels of both hemispheres, with the pelt being; taken in winter, when the animal's -coat changes -brown-to-white, You aren't r your tractor «o much right now, and you could lt for a few day.. We are not »o bu.y either-.o we will give you a complete, first-cla« paint job, including thorough cleaning and relcttenng, for HALF PRICE. Chance, are your tractor need. »ome other repairing anyway to put it in shape for spring work and RIGHT NOW i* the best time for both of us. Our shop Is fully equipped; our mechanics are expert workmen. We can do the work to suit you—and NOW you fet the lowest rates. Phone us and we will arrange to call for and deliver your tractor if you wish. OFFER GOOD DURING WINTER ONLY DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 So. 2nd Phone 802 For Sale: SO acre* all in cultivation, good set ot" improvements \viih immediate possession. Price $70 per acre. 1(50 acres, all in cultivation, 2 sets of good improvements, price S75 per acre. SO acres. 25 acres in cultivation, balance lig'ht clearing, i^ood cypress land. One 4-rooni house, one barn. Price $40 per acre. One fourth cash down on all of the above places, balance terms to suit. These places will be for rent after February 1st. Lilbourn, Missouri T HE only way we know how to do business is on a fair, square and aboveboard basis. So when you buy a new car from us we give you a written guarantee that there are no "padded" charges in the price you pay. And you can see what your money buys because we list every item on the bill separately—we break down the total charge into separate units. We even go so far as to guarantee your money back on any charge proved to be unjustifiable. VALUE GALORE! A whopping big Butck Special 6-passenger Sedan, with 115-hp. Buick Firebal I straight- eight engine, delivered *t your door for only That's what we call ironclad protection against price "packing"-— the practice of increasing the new- car price so that you can get an inflated trade-in allowance on your present car. On a deal of that sort, you're led to believe you're getting more on your car than it's worth. Actually you're paying more for the new car than you should. Come in and learn more about our honest pricing policy. You'll like it—just as you'll like those big roomy 1941 Buicks, with the sensationally powerful JBuick Fireball engines. They're packed with value—but their prices aren't "packed" at all! \ LANGSTON-WROTEN CO. Broadway & Walnut Phone 1004 OUR GUARANTEE: NO "PACK" IN OUR PRICES!

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