The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1955 · Page 2
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PAOTTWO (ARK.]T COURIER IfEWl FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SO, 1958 Qut-Moded Water Systems Add to US' Water Troubles WASHINGTON (AP) By ROGER D. GREENE . Fifteen years ago the residents of Grand Rapids, Mich., corn— plained bitterly at the expense of building a 35-mile-long pipeline to bring water to the city from Lake Michigan. Todsy the city's taxpayers are grumbling: "Who built that one- horse system back in 1840? Now vc've got to build one a lot ger." A 48-state «urvey by The Associated Press shows the Grand Rapids episode is typical of hundreds of U.S. cities and towns. Caught in a three-way squeeze between fast-growing population. booming isdustry and recurring dry spells, countless communities »re *udden)y discovering their water facilities just won't do the job. Only Three State* Only three states — Idaho. Mis- •issippl and Rhode Island—reported no water shortage problems. Inequities, smouldering feuds and open conflicts have arisen in many areas as water supplies run low. Laws involving water riRhts hive become extremely complicated and conflicting. In the East, where the old Roman and English law of-riparian rights prevails, yow can be sued by just about anybody who thinks your use of the water is "unreasonable. If In the West, which still clings mostly to the pioneer law of "first come, first served." some water rights date back to the gold-rush era, Just a few months ago, in Texas, the State Supreme Court ruled that the city of Corpus Christ! »ct*d within its rights when it pumped huge quantities of water from wells near the town of Pleasanton and transported it via the Nueces River more than 100 miles to Corpus Christi—even though the Pleasanton wells suffered from the city's "invasion." Texts is desperate for new water : supplies, and even Michigan, surrounded on three sides by 87,170 square miles of fresh water, has its tongue hanging out in many place*. New System In tfae booming Detroit area, some 38 outlying communities which have sprung up in. the mass NO, CHRISTMAS ISN'T THAT CLOSE-Early on the scene is this "Santa Claus" in New York City's Herald Square. The "Santa" is really Hyman Schaer, Brooklyn mailman, who's in the costume in an attempt to win a free trip to Spain from a TV audience participation show. ORDINANCE NO. 58« AN ORDINANCE ASSESSING THE VALUE OF BENEFITS BE RECEIVED BY THE OWNERS OF EACH OF THE SEVERAL BLOCKS, LOTS AND PARCELS OF LAND WITHIN' SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 5 OF BLYTHEVIIAE, ARKANSAS WHERAES more than two-thirds (2.3) in value of the property holders owning property adjoinipg the locality to be affected and situated in Sewer Improvement District No. march to the suburbs have been j 5 of Blytheville, Arkansas organized tapping the city's water supply. As ft result, Detroit has been forced to install a new 200-million-gallon pumping station, and police-enforced i t e r bans have 'been damped down in Ui« area. Detroit's giant, auto industry Is watching the situation with serious Concern: it takes 15,000 gallons of •water, mostly for cooling hot metals, to produce one automobile. In Arizona, officials report that unless new water supplies can be found, •OQ.OOO acres now under cultivation may go idle. The state's underground water table in some places has dropped as much as 150 feet in 10 years—18 feet in the last 12 months. California, with a population of 13 ^million which is expected to reach 23Vi million by 1975, is working feverishly to bring in new sup- plTes but is pumping water from ground sources at an alarming rate. The overdraft is estimated fct a staggering 1,000 billion gallons a year. Colorado, with water shortages in nearly every section of the state, gloomily watches the Colorado River quench the thirst of distant states while its. mile-high capital, Denver, sweats out a critical shortage. Experts say New Mexico's un- pealed to the extent ol such conflict, and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after itt passage. PASSED September 27, 1686. APPROVED: E. R. JACKSON, Mayor ATTEST: W. I. Malin, City Clerk. »|30 French Service For Americans PARI6 UTi — American tourists maek a lot of food, drink and laundry business for the French. The Compagnie International des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Europeans — which operates the lainiliar blue railroad .dining cars — says that during the season it serves American tourists each month with: - . A half million meals, 17,000 half bottles of fine wines (hardly anyone ever buys a lull bottleV, 15,000 bottles of champagne, 8,000 bottles of cognac. In addition, Wagon-Lits launders 55,000 table covers a month, 530,000 napkins and 100,000 bedsheets. Crockery makers do all right, too. Each year,-the company replaces 100,000 plates, 74,000 glasses, 93,000 saucers and 10,000 broken cups. Flying Beaver PENSACOLA, Pla. «V A Cheyenne Indian from Moorewood, Okla., started training at. Saufley Field as Black Beaver. But when he won his Navy wings he became Sky Warrior. ORDINANCE NO. 561 AN ORDINANCE ASSESSING THE VALUE OF BENEFITS TO BE RECEIVED BY THE OWNERS OF EACH OF THE SEVERAL BLOCKS, LOTS AND PARCELS OF UND WITHIN SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 6 OF BLYTHEVILLE ARKANSAS WHEREAS more than two-thirds (2i3) in value of the property hold- era owning property adjoining th« locality to b« affected and dtuatwl in Sewer Improvement Diitrlct No. 6 of Blythevilie, Arkansas organised for the purpose o( constructing within the Dittrlct a sanitary if- wer cbllection system t» connect with the basic sanitary MW« system of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, have petitioned the Council of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas for the construction of s*W improvement, and that the cost thereof shall be assessed upon the real property of said District according to the benefits received; and WHEREAS the benefits received by each and every block, lot and parcel of real property situated in said District equals or exceeds the local assessment thereon; and WHEREAS the estimated cost of said improvement is $85.000.CO; and WHEREAS the assessed benefits amount to $189,145.00,NOW. THEREFORE, .BE IT' ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OP ItYTHHVTLliE, ARKANSAS; Section 1. That said several blocks, Jots and parcels of real property in said District be assessed' according to the assessment list for said improvement district as Best Grade Illinois Coal and Kindling Nut Coal H or more ions $10 per ton B&CCoalCo. S. Biway 61 Phone 3-S612 for the purpose of constructing within the District a sanitary sewer collection system, to connect with the basic sanitary sewer system of the City of Blytheville. Arkansas, have petitioned the Council of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas for the construction of said improve-j mem., and that the cost thereof shall be assessed upon the real property of said District according to the benefits received; and WHEREAS the benefits received by each and every block, lot and { parcel of real property situated in said District equals or exceeds the local assessment thereon; and WHEREAS the estimated cost of j said Improvement is jl45,000.00; and j WHEREAS the assessed benefits amount to $316.240.00; NOW. THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS: Section 1. That said several blocks, lots arid parcels of real property in said District be assessed according to the assessment list for said Improvement district as the same no remains in the office of the City Clerk, and that five per cent (5 C ' E ) of the assessment ol •each of said blocks, lots and parcels shall be collected by Full oi Beans DENISON, Tex. UP}—Children in the neighborhood have quit calling S. O. Freeman "Shorty" and now call him "Jack". A 14-foot beanstalk in his back yard is the reason. BRING THE KIDS! MINIATURE TRAIN RUNS EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON Walker Park, Blythevilie, Ark. the County Collector with the first installment of general taxes becoming due in the year 1956 and annually thereafter with the first installment of general taxes until the whole of said local assessment derground wrter table is dropping so fast in the eastern High Plains that supplies may be exhausted within 40 years. Contrary to the picture in many states. North Dakota reports that, its ground-water tables have risen' shall be paid, "tremendously" as a result of i Section 2. That all ordinances abundant rains over the last dec-! ant * resolutions and parts thereol ade. Officials say the state hasn't ji n conflict herewith are hereby re- had a crop failure stemming from drought in the last 15 years, End advance Pms Sept. 30 FIRE EXTINGUISHER OWNERS We Have Available Facilities To Re-Fill Your Carbon Dioxide (C0 2 ) Extingushers. You No Longer Need To Memphis. Immediate Service PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. Elm and Mathis Streets Blytheville, Ark. Low Man GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. * - H J. Kirby. who lives at the hortom of the hill, is thinking- about moving to the top of one. Three times cars have .invaded his property. The last, its brakes gone, zoomed up Kirby's driveway, smashed through closed garage doors and bounced his car through the 1 rear wall into a rose garden. Damage: $1,000. FOR SALE Used Concrete Pipe and Metal Culvert Pipe S^es from Ifl to 48 Inches Priced Cft% . Less Than 3U New Phone PO 3-3646 t-or aches pains ciils. Drutsrs o 11 t o t Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment irailatilr it rnni u.,rili- dni( <-»untei C. G SMITH PRODUCT! CO. SAVE % 33Vs% AUTO AND FIRE INSURANCE C*m»l««e Protection - Claim Settled on D»j Prnentc* United Insurance Co. "Leading ft Fast Growing Agency 111 W. Main Phone 3-fiR12;:: So* "DIE" New •nd Stop Worrying o-nni 4 0 Nat First Welcomes You We want you to know Nat-First and he wants to know you. Feel free to come in and see us any time. Our bank, has a very friendly , staff and "Service Is Our Motto". A modern bank is a department store of financial services, here you may discuss with us your needs and we will recommend our service best fitted to your requirements. Take advantage of our DRIVE IN WINDOW FACILITIES, Bank-By-Mail-Service, and our many other bank services. COTTON BUYERS, SHIPPERS, GINNERS and FARMERS will find that our bank is the ideal place for keeping your cotton warehouse receipts. You will find your First National Bank always ready to serve you. With Pleasure We Salute the National Cotton Picking Contest Of 1955 THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS * Only National Bank in Mississippi County — Member F.D.I.C. th* MOM now rtmaina in the office of the City Clerk, uid tiitt five per cent (5%) of the asieu- ment of each of uid blocks, Hilt and parcels shall be collected by the .County Collector with the .'irst installment of general taxet becoming due In the year 19J« and annually thereafter with the first installment of general taxes until the while of uid local assessment thai! be paid. Section 2. That all ordinances and resolutions and parU thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict, and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after itt passage. PASSED September 27, 1066. APPROVED: E. R. JACKSON, Mayor, ATTEST: W. I. Malin, City Clerk | 9|301 COTTON CORSAGES and COTTON EARRINGS "For All Occasions" MRS. JACK C. OWEN 717 E. 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