The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 18, 1950
Page 5
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TUESDAY; JULY is, mo BLYTHEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Arkansas Industry Is On Boom As Officials See Bright Future (Editon Note: This is the first In a, series of thre« stories discussing the economic, Industrial and production outlook for Arkansas.) ^RY HAIILKV FKKSIIING •PTLE ROCK, July is —r/T*)— Arcan sas apparently Is on a booming Industrial binge. Officials who keep a constant eye on the state's economic outlook say business conditions In Arkansas are better now than they ever have been and they will continue to get brighter. One of those ofifclaLs Is Frank Cantrell, managing director of the Arkansas Economic Council-Slate Chamber of Commerce, an agency which devotes much of Its time to studying economy and business conditions In Arkansas. Cantrell said that at present "the Industrial production level and general business conditions are higher than at, any time in the history of the state," "Obviously," said Cantrell, "there was more tnouey spent in Arkansas during the years of World War II but the economy of the state wasn't on an even plane as it is now." Encouraging Word Wayne C. Fletcher, executive director of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commision, is another of those who lias nn encouraging word on this state's economic outlook. "Throughout all of Arkansas F^^her said, "there is an inereasec dJKjnt of Interest in manufacturing and industry. New plants, nev, Industries, new businesses are mush- rooning everywhere." Fletcher said one of the health- jest signs of Arkansas' advanced economic program Is "the fact tha the rrvtio of business failures to the number of new businesses is one u: the lowest, in the nation." Fletcher said numerous other business publications have labeled Ark ansas' economy as "sound and stable." AEC-SCC Reports Reports prepared by the AEC-SCC and Charles R. Bowers, director o the ARDC's division of industry show that advances made by Ark ansas industry during the first s! months of this year far outdo thos of the same period In 1949. In fact, says Bowers, 1950 prob «bly will be one of the biggest not the biggest—industrial years Li the htstory of the state. He said that since Jan. I mor than 55 new industries have openei In Arkansas. There has been a tota of 16 major plant expansions durin that time. 100 New* Plant* The total number of new plant that opened during the entire yen of 1949 was 100. Plant expansion totaled 30. Rome of these new industries in heese making plants, grai driers, livestock feed manufactur Ingf plants, food 'processing firms dairies, chemical plants, fertilize producers, wood manufacturin plants, wearing apparel manufac turers, frozen food processing plant "Almost all the new Industrie have been exactly what we hav needed to bring a balanced econom to Arkansas," says Bowers. Thes plants utilize the state's natura resources for their products—th means a proper balance betwee "our agriculture and natural n iources and industry," he added. As for the future trend In Ark ansas 1 Industrial possibilities, three men expressed belief that th state's business would continue o the upgrade for several years. Other Industry Considered Fletcher said numerous on Industries are considering locatin In Arkansas. He said that much the future industrial expansio probably will be in manufacturin of aluminum products and texti mills. Here Is a rundown on some c Arkansas' newest industries:" . The Midsouth Gas Company hlch Is asking the Arkansas Pub- Service for authority to issue bout S9.700.000 In securities to fiance a plan to provide natural is to cast Arkansas cities. Brownie, Inc., of BlylhcvlUc, to lake juvenile furniture. Seven Valleys Cheese Co., of 1ena. Joe Goodwin and Wallace Cowan f Rusellvillc. producing stilts, toys or youngsters. Osceola Producers Darron Brothers Manufacturing o.. Osceola, producers of club ounges, car and truck cushions and hassocks. North Little Rock Dryer and Storage Co., of North Little Rock. Home Farms Food, Inc., Fort Smith, food processing plant. <, Sprlngdale Community Hotel Corp., Springdale, planning $365,000 building. Bear Brand Hosiery Co., Fayettc- ville, a new plant for manufacturing anklets. Lawton Oil Corp.. of Magnolia, planning a $5,000,000 petroleum operation in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. (Tomorrow: Arkansas' financial structures are on solid [round.) Young Boys Balk at Hammer, Sickle CITED FOR BRAVERY—Master Sgt. J. R. Glaze. 24. of Linden, Tex., above, became the first Korean war candidate for the Silver Star by destroying two Cornmunist tanks with a bazooka. When the tank he commanded was shot out of action, Sergeant Glaze jumped out. grabbed an infantryman's bazooka and single-handedly knocked out the two Red tanks. Blind Motorist Clears Highways PHILADELPHIA, July 18. (/P)—A window shade company has dis covered a rather startling way o furthering the cause of safe driving. The firm's truck bears this slgi on the tail gate: "Caution—blind man driving thi truck." : Company officials report mor motorists give the truck and its "blind" driver plenty of leeway. Mr. Belvedere Has Mumps HOLLYWOOD. July 18. («')Clifton Webb will sit with' babies Today lie's home in bed with wha the doctor says may be mumps. Seems he caught 'cm from ju venile actress Gigi Perreau, his cur rent co-star, who recently cam down with the swollen glands. Webb was sent home when h became 111 yesterday. The actor is 59 SKYLINE SOON MURR* YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Wednesday and Thursday , LLOYD BRIDGES • OSA MASSEN • JOHN EMERY OAH BEERY, JR. • HUGH O'BRIAN wi* Morm Ankrut» Written, ftotfoctd Mrf Oiieded ty Kurt Nejnjrtn'Eiecutrre Producer Murray lerwr Rrekf «fk)l &r tai Slraa,A.S.C. • N«ic Cooijwsnt br feift Crete • Relfasd t»r lifperl Pxljtc. H. JOHNSTON, R. I., July 18. (/Pile Russian flag has been laid aay at the Cranston YMCA Day imp as a result of what officials scribed as "a young rebellion" a- Inst displaying the hammer and ckle. The camp was given flags of (he S five In the united Nations last mmer. Each day the boys recited special pledge of cooperation illi the United Nations. Executive secretary Andrew J. eed said yesterday that when the oviet flag was run up this sea- iti the boys protested. He said officials then decided not i display the flag "until the USSR lows a little of the spirit of co- peration the American lads have Hown." oint 4 Funds Given Approval WASHINGTON, July 18. (/!>)— Vith the Korean war in mind, the >nate appropriations committee eversed itself yesterday and voted 3 to 3 for a $34,500,000 outlay in Point Pour" funds. This is only $500,000 less thar Congress had authorized for Presi- ient Truman's program of techni :al aid to underdeveloped countries t Is $10.000,000 less, however, than Mr. Truman originally proposed. FFA Boys Go fo Camp Twenty boys, all members of th< future Farmers of America, anc heir sponsor, Freeman Robinson vocational agricultural teacher DOC FACES WAR—"Locker Box," a mongrel Marine mascot, is heading for the Korean fighting with his buddies. At Camp Pendlelon, Calif., Marine Sgts. Roger Lapierre, left, of Detroit, Mich., and Wayne Link of Lincoln, Neb., get the "devil dog" ready for shipment. Naturally, lie's got his dog togs. Arkansas Guard Given Praise LITTLE ROOK, July 18. OT— Arkansas' National Guard us the only one in the Fourth Army area which has no unsatisfactory units. That, report from Lt. Col. J. N. Shlgley, heart of nn inspection lc:>.m from Fort SAIII Houston, Tex, reached the state military dcpart- BLYTHEVILLES ONLY _ALL WHITE THEATRE Tuesday & IHHIBU: Wednesday RCATUKI-: "THE SAXON CHARM' Will! Koljrrl Montgomery anil Sus:in Haywurd —1'I.US— "THE GREAT SINNER" Gregory with I'eck and Av:i Alsn Cartoon Gardner Blytheville High School, left this norning for Camp Couchdalc. near !!ot Springs. The camp is owned by :he Arkansas Chapter of the FFA FLOORS RERNISHED Phone us today, -U(>9, for a advice on your old floors. free estimate or free Open 1:30, SlirLs I:M Tuesday & Wednesday —DOUBLR FEATURE— "BAD BOY" with IJoyrt N'olan & Jane Wyatt —I'LUS— "THE THREAT" with Michucl O'Shea Also Cartoon You'll be pleased with our expert courteous service. workmanship and We install cabinet tops; asphalt tile; rubber tile and linoleum. "Anything for the Home" DEVO PAINTS KENP WHISENHUNT & CO. PHONE :Hcnt yesterday as about 1,000 guardsmen were beginning a two-week cnrnmpmcnt at Camp Robinson. The rulings were based on armories, drills, strength, attendance at drills and camp, supply and training .status. The FouMh Army Includes Texn.s, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico, RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. I.asl Times Today "LOVE HAPPY" villh THE MAKX HKOTHKRS Warner News & Shorts . 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