The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 24, 1955
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f ATURDA.Y, HEFTEMBER 84, UN (Awn; comma raws PA6I8EYKM Woter Receded Quickly But; Last Month's Flood Is Still A Living Thing in East By JAMES DEVLIN WOONSOCKET, R. I. (AP) — The waters receded quickly, but the flood of a month ago still is a living thing in this textile city of 50,000 population. Alphonse Le Febvre, printing shop owner, painstakingly cleans and sorts 200 galleys of JMiMJlBMlii YEARS OF SEIVICE KEQUKED 1234 Enlitl m rtpulir ttren, Sim five VUfF In activt duty and Rtitfy ftntrve ilstut. ont yt*r Standby ftctervt Eniitt in *ilat>liih*4 mem form Enliit, ii 17 to UV'i. in Toulh Hturvf program Ef.lisl. ill? In 18%. in Youth Training prcsram, limit, 250,000 tach year. Wait for draft in ftmy (ISVj to 26. or to 36 undtf certain tfc'tnnenti! it ikilied worker * scientist, MEN IN SERVICE O AUG 10,1955 MAY alter one vear ol aclivt duly Ov volunteering tor Ready Reserve Cut down Ready RCHTYI lervict it active duty completed .be lore July 1, 1957 Cmsittt term ol ictrve cfutv then » 4 yon «etin duty according ft ..t,,.,.,,!, within fi type caked with mud. "I figure I'll have the job fin- > ished in another sin months," he' cay* philosophically. Crew* of women In a spinning mill are cleaning an estimated 100,000 bobbins smeared by the floodwaters. The owner hopes to be back In business next month. Laborers slog through mud and caked dust-in hundreds of cellars, using shovels and wheelbarrows for a mop-up job in quarters too cramped for cranes and bulldozers. Of flood-damaged dwelling units, 400 still have not been certified by health officials as fit for occupancy. Still Without Work Almost 1,000 ol the 3,500 mill hands idled by the flood are still without work. The road back to normal is long for Woonsocket but the city Is optimistic, despite huge reconstruction costs. There are two chief reasons. All major Industrie! are staying in Woonsocket. So are the people. "When you've lived In the same house 24 or 30 years and know nil the neighbors, it is kind of hard to move somewhere, else," said a man trudging into ft dried-out slx- lamily tenement house in the city's "Social" district. This district, with a population of about 5,000 persons crammed into less than a square mile, was the most congested area hit by the Aug. 19-20 floods. There alone, about a mile from the city's main business section. 166 commercial establishments were flood-damaged, along with the 1,100 dwelling units. Some Back In Biuineoi The Wearying mop-up job has progressed* far enough so that «ome of the establishments are back in business. Others hope to open within weeks. Two river* combined to inflict the damage. Overflowing of the Blackstone hit the big brick mills tr«dltlona!!y located on the riverbank since the days of water power. The Social district wss submerged when a pond burst through earthworks around a dam and r«nt| * seven-foot-high wave rushing' down Mill River, a small stream th»t flows into (he Blackstone. Damage lo the "Social" district, the mills and municipal installations was first estimated by offi- cl»l« at SO to 150 million dollars. The estimate has been reduced io about 25 million—but the magnitude of reconstruction appears as great aft ever. Mayor Kevin Coleman wonders where the money will come from. James Wlnn. executive secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, pon- the basement. He intends to carry (iers the flood's effect on his efforts on. resuming production—he hopes jnl required r "Hint t» •*• M, drill, remind ... 3 te t m»«lhl ottix J»IT ttoininj Rtody tatnf, drill* (•quired It tody Rmm, rfnlli ftquirtd Standby »*itnr« i •'< r 1 3 re * month) octi** dufy frainirtf Rtody fttttnr (may b* f*t in Standby KrMni) r Volunteer Jar Ktaiy Rtwrvt, *!Hv drilling; combine S yttn 9 octire dutrorj Rtody lettnt D: r Intj Kmrvt. drilli r«quiftd Stoml^ Resmi Iby Hncrre. ^ t menfhi aefite d»ty trBiifinj it net culled af «eodi «eier.e. drillj >ei)«ired HOW RESERVE ACT WORKS—The chart above summarizes, in simple terms the working of the new Reserve Force* Act, effective October I. The new act, *hich affects virtually every man ol military age—17 to 36—requires at least five years of active duty and compulsory drilling in the reserves. There are two main catesories of service—the Ready, Reserve *nd the Standby Reserve The Ready Reserve is an organized, trained and ready military force. This force, plus men on active duty, would be called up in »ny "police action" wars. Standby Rewrve men would be called for active duty only after declarstion of war or national emergency by Congress. Data from Nation's Business. Woon«ocket Call. i owners needed help", commented In the once splc and span textile Mayor Coleman. "The people have mill owned by Eugene Bonte are been wonderfully courageous. Just rows of rusted machinery. Crews) about all of them want^to continue of women clean and sort mud- caked bobbins—100.000 of them. (Bobbins are machine spools about the size of candles) Machinery on the first floor is being oiled and repaired. Bonte has rented the second floor for operations formerly conducted District Fair Winners Flower Department Marigolds; large—Mrs. Leonard Smith, Blytheville, 1; Mr*. Lee Stiles, Blytheville, 2; Mr*. Ervin Mitchel, Blytheville, 3. Small; Mrs. Stiles, 1; Mrs. B. A. Copeland, Blytheville, 2; Mrs. B. A. Bugg, Blytheville, 3. Zinnias; large-^Mr*. Smith, 1; Mrs. Mitchel, 2; Mrs. G. W. Dillahunty, Blytheville 3. Small—Mrs. Smith, 1. Intermediate—Mrs. Stile* 2; MX*. Smith, 3. Chrysanthemums — Mr*. Harry Brooks, 1 and 2. Flowers' any size; — Mr*. Smith, 1; Mrs. Prank Bailey, Osceola, 2; High School Garden Club, 3. Best Specimen of Celosia; One Spike—Mrs. Stiles, 1; Mrs. Brooks, 2. One Head—Mr*. Smith, 1; Mr*. Bugg, 2; Mrs. Copeland, 3. Junior Division (up to 12 years of age) Best 12 Inch—Martha Graves, 1. Fruit^Walter Thomas, Osceola, 1; Roberta Brown, 2; Frank Bailey, 3. Agricultural Exhibits Best ten ears of white corn- Claude Anderson, Upper Nodena, 1; Gaither Hill, Frenchman's Bayou ; 2; Frank Johnson, Burdette, 3. 'Best ttn ears of yellow corn—Romayer Haley, Burdette, 1; Walter Garrett, Holt, 2; V. D. Haley, Burdette, 3. Best Stalk of corn-Wm. McDaniel, Birdsong, 1; Freddie Lee Cross. Burdette, 2; Robert Lee Hill, Frenchman's Bayou, 3. Best Cotton Bolls—Ella Talley, Calument, 1; Oneita Young, Promised Land, 2; John Broadwater, Clear Lake, 3. Best 1J4 bale hay (alfalfa—John Thomas, Carson, 1; H. P. Wilson, Carson, 2. Best quart calico beans — Rosie Hill, Frenchman's Bayou, 1; Gaither Hill, Frenchman's Bayou, 2; Romayer Haley, Burdette, 3. Best quart soybeans—Freddie Lee Cross, Burdette, 1; Wm. McDaniel, Birdson, 2. „ Best quart peanuts—Jasper Hotman, Calumet, I; Manuel Inmons, Birdsong. 2; Katherine Netterville, Round Lake, 3. Yellow onions—Ida Netterville, Round Lake, 1: Sherman Jones, Frenchman's Bayou, 2; Rosie Hill, Frenchman's Bayou, 3. White onions—Jasper Holman, 1 Ida Netterville, 1; William McDaniel. 2. Best pk. sweet potatoes—V. D. Haley. 1; Jasper Holman, 2; Ida Netterville, 3. Best uk. irish potatoes—Sherman Hoskins, Upper Nodena, 1; C. T. Freeman, Osceola, 2; Wm. Hoskins, Upper Nodena, I. Bert pumpkin—Walter Cterrett, Holt, 1; Mai Rutherford, Carson, 1; Walter Oarrett, 1. 4-H Club Girl*' Fruit*; 2 qt». BerriM—Clover J. Overton, 1; Seter Broadwaer, Clear Lake, 2. 2 «t*. peaches—Ester Broadwater, 1; Bertha McChee, Calumet, 2; Nadene HockinghuU, 3. Vegetables; 2 qU. tomatoes—Ester Broadwater, 1; Wanda Bobo, Calumet, 2; Lenora, Thomat, Carson, 3. 2 qt*. «oup mixture—Wanda Bobo. l; Mary Bobo, 3; Katie Mae Lockett, Frenchman'* Bayou, 3. Perserves-Pear—Ester Broadwater, Clear Lake.l. Clothing; School Dress—fcenora Thomas, 1. Church dress—Joan Wilson, Carson, 1; son, 1. Foods; Six parker house orols— Nadene Hockinghull, 2. Six cup cakes—Mary Bobo, 1; Nadene Hockinghull, 2 and 3. 4-H and N. A. F. Boys Exhibits N. F. A. Booths; BIytheviUe, N. F. A., 1; Osceola, 2. Corn; Yellow—Jaffus Hale, Burdette, 1; Tommy Lee Broadwater, Clear Lake, 2; Rubins Cubic, Bird- ton, 3. White—Curley Cross .Burdette, 1; James Redmon, Carson, 2; Eugene Stovall, Birdsong, 3. Potatoes; Best peck sweet potatoes—Jaffus Hale, 1; Robert Lee Hill, Frenchman's Bayou, 2; Oneita Young, Promised Land, 3. Best peck Irish potatoes—Robert Lee Hill, 2. Best stalk cotton—Tommy Lee Broadwater, 1. Popcorn—Freddie Jonhson, Burdette, 1; Rubin Cubble, 2; Robert Lee Hill, 3. Best pumpkins —• Tommy Lee Broadwater, 1. Best handicraft article—Robert Overton, Burdette, 1; Raft Overton, Burdette, 2: Robert Boardwater, Clear Lake, 3. Community Education Exhibits— Elm Street School, 1; Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 2; Frenchman Bayou Community, 3; Calumet Community, 4. Idividual Arte Best Health Poster—Carson Lake School, 1; Elm Street School, 2. Best Still Lifes—Carson Lake School, 1; come Fay Jones, Blytheville, 2 and 3. Best Floral—Collie Fay Jones, 1 and 2. Best Spatter Painting—Carson Lake School, 1; Elm Street School, to attract new industry. Virtually everybody in socket hm lem. his own special prob- No D»r Off —in October. I am 66." he says. 'I would have quit, but I want lo continue the business for my sons." Thick mud in cellars of homes For many families it i«: When j and small stores has proved a vex-j cherts i an'd d mak can we return to our,homes? For many working men: When will we get back to work? For many busl- ne>> firms: When do we open? For the town's policemen, it has meant work without a day off since th» flood. With the Nat. ion a 1 ing problem. You can't use cranes and bulldozers there. So you solve the problem by cutting a hole six or eight feet square in the floor of your store or living room. You shovel mud up through the hole to. the first floor. Guardsmen gone, policing duties! then cart it in a wheelbarrow to remain heavy. Washed-out bridges have altered traffic patterns with resultant traffic Jam*. Help for the flood victims comes from many sources. Printer LeFebvre IK getting aid in sorting his type- from printers 'of the the street, where trucks pick it up. For some owners, especially the elderly, the task was too much physically. For others it was too expensive. In such cases the city did the job with its own crews. "It's private property, but the If It's A Listed Combine You Want W« Have It! 4 AHa-ChalBM* PlH-tvyt W/Qraln Bin *35« and ip t CM* PBH-T/F* W/Orata MB eniy >3M and ip 1 MMMf-Barrfc CH»« W/MoUr and Grain Bin .'. .|1i«.M AIM m han International, Case and Mauey-Harrfe Self-Propelled Comblnw from $15M. SEE US BEFORE YOU BUT 61 IMPLEMENT COMPANY *TTit Farmer*! Home of Satisfaction" M.Hiwar«l Ph.2-2142 in their old homes or businesses.' The big problem facing Coleman is whether the city will have to pay for most of the 15-miIUon-j dollar damage to municipal instal-; lations or whether it will get sub-! stantial help from the federal; government. j It appears now that the city will j have to bear most of it. j He had hoped the Army would take oVer a major part of the! work, but the Army Is restricted j in its scope. Citing one bridge as | example: Uie Army will refill and install the road pass- EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Pk*» Z-Z*15 able, but the new bridge is the! city's problem. j ire de- Hot Money TAIPEI, Formosa stroyed five million newly printed bank notes Thursday as it ripped through the state-owned China Printing and Engraving Works. Six firemen were Injured. FOR SALE Used Concrete Pipe and Metal Culvert Pipe Sizes from 10 to 48 Inchei Priced CA°/* Less Than WW New Phone PO 3-3646 The RAZORBACK South Highway «1 "Wh«r« Friends Meet In Blytheville' Serving the Beit Food in Town • Real Barbecue Ribs • Italian Spaghetti • Delicious Sea Foods • U.S. Choice Steaks SAVE UT £ 33 ! /3% ON AUTO-'FIRE INSURANCE Complete Protection — Clainu Settled on Day Presented United Insurance Co. "Leading & Fast Growing Agency" HI W. Main Phone 3-6812 Sti "DEE" Now and Stop Worrying d-oai< 0 FOR SALE 620 Acres ol Good Farm Land Locattd on U.S. 61 Highway ntar Hayti, Mo. PRICED TO SELL! Cloyd Handley PHONI 1473W1 CaruthtravilU, Miiiauri Retail Sales Increase Again ST. LOUIS W! — Consumer spending at department stores in the Eighth Federal Reserve District for the week ended Sept. IT Increased 12 per cent over the comparable period last year. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis ' reported yesterday that gains were reported in all major cities of the district. Tlie Little Rock.area paced the district with a 35 per cent increase, resulting from special promotions which were held a week earlier last year. The eight smaller cities reported a combined 20 per cent increase, St. LouU 11 per cent, Louisville 8 per cent and Memphis 2 per cent. Sales in the four weeks ended Sept. n rose .10 per cent, over the comparable period in 1854. Knew Hit Number ST. LOUIS (ff)—Mr*. David N. Tanner of St. Louij gave birth to her first child, a boy, Saturday at Deaconess Hospital. Her room number was 613. The time of birth was 6:13 a.m. Mark Alan Tanner weighed in at 6 pounds , 13 ounces. 2 and 3. Home Economies' Division (Girls) —Wilson Trade School, 1; Osceola Rosenwald School, 2; Harrison High School, BIytheviUe, 3. General Home Economics Division (Women)—Wilson, 1; Osceola, J; Blytheville, 3. Paint Closeout Mu; Types ali Colon I Price Hubbard Hardware WE'VE GOT IT! Ov«r 33,000 different item* in stock! HUBBARD HARDWARE FREE! Shetland Pony Complete with Bridle and Saddle, to be Given Away in Front of our Store. Fri. - Sept. 30th Register Now . . . Any Bo} Between Ages of 4 and 14 Nothing to Buy! Just Come In & Register! Accompanied by Parents. R.D. HUGHES Company Quack* Do All Right CHICAGO UP) — An American As»n. investigator says cancer quack* take the public for 50 million dollars a year and cause thousands of deaths among person* kept from obtaining early diagnosi* by competent physician*. Oliver Field told sn American .Cancer Society meeting that if and when a cancer cure is found, the medical profe*. sion will make it known. About «,000,000 American! rM* torn* term of public truult «vtry day. CERAMIC TILE Tor Bathroom Walls A Floors FREE ESTIMATES F.H.A. Terms WALKER TILE CO. 106 E. DtTfc Ph. J-6S33 For All That's Good in lnsurc.nct Fire, Extended Coverare, Automobile, Fin, Huft a*i and surety bonds for your employe*!. FOR Sound Insurance protectioi Tited lo call at our office. and dependable mfe*, jw an W. M. BURNS AGENCY 219 W. Walnut Phone 3-3361 HAIRY VETCH Oregon or Arkansas Grows PMA SPECIFICATIONS Place Your Order Now Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phont 3-«85« PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries The Finest in BEEF, VEAL, LAMB, PORK Genuine Hickory Smoked Country Ham Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceriei 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick The Gift Box North Highway 61 — Ph. 3-6737 Gifts for All Occasion* Brass • Wrought Iron • China Crystal • Bridge Tallies* Pottery Hand Made Baskets • Lamps Mrs. Elmer Norman — Mrs. Harold Doyle ie Lee Jones Studio 807 Chickatawba Private Lessons in PIANO Graduate of PTojrtsiiye Series. St. Louis Degree American Con- •erratory of Music, Chlcaf* Classes for all a{e». ENROLL NOW Phone POplar 2-2994 Try a Texaco Service Station First Call Us For Your Cotton Picker and Spindle Oils We can supply You with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL Wt deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN YOUR TEXACO MAN BIythevillt phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEOS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. lit W. M»ii New Homes in Dixie Gardens —Built to Your Specification— You Choose Your Lot and We Will Help You Biuld the Home of Your Dreams. Large Lots — Payed Streets — City Sewer System — Close to Down Town Go North on Second St. to Missouri For an Appointment Call Kemp Whisenhunt, Realtor 122 W. Walnut Phone 3-4469 A NEW TEACHER OF PIANO Miss Olive Emerson Who hu studied at Lamont School of Music In Denver, Loltoiana State University, and Philadelphia Conservatory, Ii n»w read; U befin teaching private lessons in BIythevillt. Studio at 628 W. Main Phone 3-8890 An Invitation This Is your personal Invitation to vlfit Blytherillt* eldest ready-to-wear shop. Wt are eager to have you visit i*. . . m want M know you better ... we want you to become acquainted with our friendly service . . and most ot all, w* would like to introduce you to the most famout name* ia ladles fashion . . names that have wUbllshed Th* New York Store as Blytheville'i most popular bubloa center sine* 1909. 218 W. Main Ptiort* 2-2132 In Blythevill* Sloe* 1909

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