The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1937 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 3, 1937
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1937 BLYTBEVILLK, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Violence Flares Again in G. M. Strike Isbiirgl) Showed Last Year How Complete Recovery May Be. By -LVI.E C. WILSON opyrighl, 1931, by United l"ms ITTSBURGH, Pa.. Feb. 3. IUP) riood-siricken cities downstream the Ohio river can take it from tsburgh today that tilings jirob- y are not as bad as they look, [tre Is a flood veteran with scars comfortably healed. Pittsburgh back lo normal and has bean for ie days. This whUcr-timc flood which Tied disaster with iis crest-down- eaui was comparatively kind to Usbiirgh. when they spsak of ie flcod" here tliey mean the one t March when more than 21 feel water rolled into the city, over e golden business triangle down*n, and paralyzed for 48 hours of the world's great industrial lers. Today, with the flood crest reatening Cairo at the Ohio's onth, the city of Pittsburgh, al river's bead, Is doing business usual, having repaired damage leh accompanied one big and one Ie flood in 11 months: Further nra stream and harder hit leelincj, w. Va. has reliability m well in hand. Below Wheel- flood waters onlv now are re- ding from such battered town: Hulington. Portsmouth, Cincin <i. Louisville and Evansville. An< liro is a city of dreadful day am cadful night, as an unruly rlvei ps at the boxed-mud reinforce ents atop the town's coucreti awall. Future Not So Dark 3ut If the towns In tile valley ow will-listen'to Pittsburgh th;v II learn thai ihiiigs protably do oic much worse right now limn ey really are. When manv fee* water were flowing last March through some of Pittsburgh's )hest business streets, when stsel ills were submerged along- the onongabela river so'uth of loivii, icn there was no light, no water id no power, there were stories at Pittsburgh could not come ick. There were stories that the •eat industries which make his •ea rich and smoky would not int to remain and certainly would itj consider expanding their plants, in? persons were reading a death |i/ence for the "American Ruhr." ilch extends from the industrial clnity of this city down the Ohio lyond Wheeling. But the "American Ruhr" came -ek with startling speed. Like oth- American communities challeng- by disasler-^Chlcagp, San Fransco, Dayton'.jand Johnstown—the ricken Ohio' river 'communities iwnstream are coordinating civic genuity for a comeback. Bankers id others here will fell you how iddenly a robust American city n do that. "Less than one week after the rers receded," says a report of e University of PlttsburghjiBu- au of Business, "most of the ants that had been flooded were •crating again, rail and river traf- •. were moving normally and the eater proportion of the Hooded Jres and produce houses bad re- med business. Business Revives Quickly "Tile rapidity of recovery is in- •caled by the rise in the bureau's H;ekly index of business activity J the district. In the -week ended •arch 21 (three days after high I'od.tidc) this index stood at 47.1 Ir cent of normal, or only about yen points above tiie lowest level | the depression. In the week cnd- April is (one month after high jod tide) ihe index was 85.-), a •w high in the recovery period, lie index shot up more than 38 lints in a period of only four l-eks. I'Because of severe (flood) eur- >?ent in the last half of March, £ Volume of production iij the Sisourgh district was decidedly Iialler in March than in Pebru- |y. The setback was only t«mpo- |ry. however, and at the middle I April the index of production •>ved to new high ground in the •covery period-higher than at |y other time since the early Immer of 1930." •Since then Pittsburgh's business Kex has gone well beyond 100 |'ond. the high Of 193? and high • "">" at any time other thai lin tlie offices of the First Na- litlol R^til* t,~ ... »*« Hundreds of Dogs in Flood Refugee Camps In tC'fuarrs fleeing from their homos Lie lowlands of Arkiuiins took wllh '(hem slrungo things but few forgot ihJlr clogs, Then- nra more than 200 doss ijuurU'rrd at the ref- 1'imp : ,t nurioii, near Helena, Ark., and 215 beln^ cartd for cit J'orrcst City, accordim; ti> p A Johnson of Little lto;-k. usslitanl state vi'UM'iiinrlnii,. w ho Is muklna a survey o: the Iboded areas in lhi> stale. T.ies!' dogs are being fed giir- axc from UK- (l.-ld kllvliwis estiib- Ished for lefclin,, the tlioiuaii'Js «• refugees. "Kill ilinnf Not us," said Mr. Jolin.vjn. -mere unl ,smn-> thiuss you can replace- bin you ciiiri rtplac-f a dug when it's a child's p;t line! wa don't Intend to make t!:oxe kids suffer any more than Necessary," lie said. The doss have been Inoculated against rabrW and sunn to be fnrlng very well." No ctogs were reparli'd In the Biythevilte camp. A-numbiM- were bi-ought in but went lo M.'mpliis along \\tr.i their masters. Tli'.'ri', it Is understood, they wore taken to Ihe city pound. fAGB THREB bouiiclni; the tough ones out of claim- halls hpiv for wvcrnl years, "Tin- toughest person l» Uie world to hundli' is a woman," Dcibson expluliird, -| can't exactly sock her. And women Imve it way of B<>i!iii ;< Mllf mid refuplnit lo Hike n sint. pi,* Vm up'/ Well, maybe they'll cluw you llu'n. "I can Imndlc most men, but ne.xt lo wonii'ii ilii- little fellows me Hid worst, looks, like Ilit'V snrtu cany A double chip on llK-lr shoulders. II you ask 'em u> bf nkc, they Miuu-tlrnos Ililnk yoii'iv duilnj! thorn lo bi> bad." As for bia IIIHI, l/'obson thinks Miry uri' ilttU'imi. "Tin bid follow; nre bi'llcr nn- lured," he ssild. "maybe because llu»y knoiv Ihelr own .strength. Hut take my advice, if you want lo p't tniigh with someone, don't pick out a little imui—or u woman I' Ages Total 274 Years For Three in Family TTow Cairo Bnili Mud Box Life L ne At least 15 persons were Injured, one seriously, as new violence flared at Flint, Mich., in the battle between General Motors and United Automobile Workers of America over union recognition. As this picture was taken, rioting started inside Chevrolet Plant No. 9, spread to the outside and workers and sympathizers swung Into action as shown here, smashing windows with clubs. One woman, member of the "EB," Emergency Brigade, may be seen bashing in a window near center. Flint j>o- licc were re-enforced by National Guardsmen who took over all aclivities in the strike-torn area. " 1 Vice-president --..vs.1,1, lulu J]/\n• od boomed business • 'Why, Ihe flood actually made Ismcss." he said. "You couldn't ••e s carpenter, a plumber or a Icklayer for weeks. There was Imendous replacement spendin"" Hanker Fawcetfs safe deposit lulls have been equipped with inpresscd air to expel flood wa- |s. stores have Installed metal Inds which ban be dropped be I'd big plate glass windows. The Ilsburgh Press water-proofed its I Iding with inch-thick squares of I'dow glass and other devices so |: presses could run even though I'd waters outside might ris- |>ve their topmost level. DiKiuesne Light company r>rrt."WA^ ti tj I " ,,, ™ 1ts power lines an Icr utilities and Industries made: ",l apltal 'wtments to repair « protect propert ; to come, steel com almost a proceeded with a $25 Riveting Wing of New Plane Ordered •'BacTrln'io v< acndn' : iii*''the strike-torn'industrial area of Flint;'j Mich., affer rioting at Chevrolet Plant No. 9 injured at least 15 persons, one seriously, these national'.guardsmen have, their machine | giin trained down a main street - overlooking the picket lines at i Chevrolet' Plant No. 0. With bayonets flashim}, 2,200 guardsmen' marched into.lhe slrike-area and look full Command.. COO.OOD program and U. S. Steel budgeted $00,000,000 for plant improvement in the Pittsburgh area. The city, fortunately had surplus funds and ample private credit for a first class rehabilitation job. No luduslrics Lost Vice-president Arthur A. Atwood of Pitlsburgh's Colonial "^rust Co., said P.ilLsburgh had not lost a single first class industrial establishment by reason of the floods ,of last March which were the worst ever experienced here. He said banks had plenty of- money then and now for good loans but that many companies had. surplus funds to finance -their 'own rehabilitation. .. ' ' "That," continued Banker Atwood with cold emphasis, "was before congress voted that tax on corporation surpluses." From bankers, research reports and economists won get the idea that Pittsburgh last M^rch and the flood-plagued Ohio river communities loday are fortunate at least that their 'disaster came in a time of business upturn rather than a depression depth or at the top of a boom. It Is probable that Pittsburgh bad special advantages because much of the replacement buying that contributed to its post- flood boom was of heavy materials manufactured here or nearby so that some of the .replacement expenditures went directly into local payrolls. The federal government set up $50,000,000 of Heconslruclton .Finance Corporation funds for flood rehabilitation loans. But the conditions of those loans were stringent. Anyone able to meet them could gel private funds quite as easily and generally did. There was much discomfort, widespread physical suffering and there were many instances of individual tragedy, conditions at high flood stage here then were almost as bad as at any point on the Ohio now, but Pittsburgh has entirely recovered. At high flood tide last March one seventeenth of tile state of Pennsylvania was under flood water. Damage was more Mian S212.500.000 not counting Indirect damage from loss of occupancy and of tra-le and business. Eighty persons \i'3rc killed, 2,822 were injured. About 2,800 buildings In the state wre destroyed and 5,500 wvrc damagea. Director Carpenter, of the local federal commerce department, said the upsurge of business operating last March, and continuing now. was a vital factor in recovery of flood cities. Had the disaster occurred during depression depths there would have been no private capital at hand for rehabilitation and he believes if the flood had hit Pitlsburgh late in "1929 the situation might Jiavc been even worse, because it would have found business generally in a conditioi'i of over-expanded credit and toppling toward the abyss. , Twin Sisters, 75, Prove They're Master Farmers THOMP'SON, N. IX (UP)—Master "farmerettes" - are Mrs. Ella Peterson and Mrs. Lila O'Neale, believed to be'North Dakota's oldest twins—each robust at 75. Mrs. O'Neale owns liSOO acres near here, and her sister has a large tract near Westhope, N. D. Throughout the .depression llu sisters, who live togelher, have managed to get along without government aid. Tlie'. sisters, bolh widows, actively supervise farming operations on their respective tracts. "It may take ,a man to dig like a good farmer, but it requires a woman to think like a: good farmer," smiled the gray-haired Mrs. O'Neale. Main Street Properly Leased for Auto Lot The lot on West Main Street between the Jlnmv liox cleaners and the Pure Oil gallon has been leased by the Broadway Sales Co., for 11 used car lot. The concrete building, which housed a barber shop, restaurant and shoe shop, wa.s dismantled and the materials are belncr used for an office.building which is belnc; erected on the east side of the lot. The large lot will be leveled and Inclose! for the used cars. M. Sliimm, of Osceola, owns the oroperty. vt. (UP)— T\W ages of three' .survivors who mourned (lit, d.i>alh of thcli 1 98- yinr-dd sister, Mrs. Fidelia Thmn- | us, totaled 274 years. | Mrs. Thomas wits. th<> oldest in j the family ami died In the house v>1)fre 1:l11 ' : " ul llvw| ro1 ' «' yi»'»- Survivor.-; were Mrs, . Maria Crowningsbli'UI, 9(i; Mrs. llatlle Darling and fitrecler, 8i). Their ratlin lie dlod. Dance Bouncer Finds Big Men Most Obedient RICHMOND, Va-. (UP)—Women I and •••luile fellows" ure the bane of. a bouncer's life, according to C. P. "Farmer" Dobson, who weighs 230 pounds' Ami twin brother, Hi'iiry was past 100 when Square Dances Proposed On Pennsylvania Campus Nli\V WILMINGTON, Pa. (Ul't — Automobiles, banned 1'or several years, Imve reappeared on the campus of Westminster college. Most of Hie cars, ilic .student council announced, arc "thlrd- hancl collctiiiile dmibllnls." 'Ilic council has ln|;ialcd n movement to make the campus "more democratic" In what It terms n "rebellion against snobbishness nncl sophistication." • Tim council decided to sponsor ivll-col- li'iic square dunces, open-house : by the Oermnn club mid more in- Ilnndreds of workmen .• labored furiously to add sandbags'and build "mud'boxes," as shown above, to. levees .protecting Cairo whcnVfiood witters threatened to rise two feet above the permanent flooilwall. "Mud boxes" arc) built by filling 'n,'framework of limberwlllv..cinders and earth, sometimes for miles. ' i Calotabs Help Nature To Throw Off a CblcL Millions havo found In Calotabs n most valuablo aid hi tho treatment of colds. They take one or two tab- wls tho first night and repeat Uie . tlilrd or fourth night If needed. I How do Ciilqlab.i help Nature throw oft a cold? First, Onlotabs are onu of tho most thorough and dependable of nil Intestinal cllmlnanls, I ins cleansing tho Intestinal tract of tho ccnn-ladcn mucus find loxlncs. Second, Calotabs arc diuretic to th« kidneys, promoting tho elimination of cold poisons from the blood. THuj Calolnbs serve the double purpose of a purgallvo and diuretic, both of which are needed in Uie, treatment : Ol COldS. ' " •':'•''. .-•' Calotabs tiro quite economical; only twenty-five cents for.tho family package; ten ccnU lor Uie trial uackoec. (Adv.) 7 •'..,.... Bducaliona! Era End? ROCHESTER, N. Y. (UP)—Retirement next June of Ryland Morris Kendrick as head of the University of Rochester Greek department ends an era dating back to founding -'of the university in 1850. Kcn'drick succeeded his father, Asaliel Clark Kendrick, as Mniuo professor of Greek In 1899 On rearing Kendrick will become professor emeritus of Greek at the university. When the .riveter, above, and olhers working with liim finish their jobs the center wing section shown will be a part of'a new Douglas super plane for Ihc American Airlines flagship fleet. Tlie section is tailed the "nacelle" and will carry one of Ihc two 1000-horsepower mn- lors, lliejanding gear and gaso- "•. line tanks. Stealing horses' tails is a common crime in Temuco, Chile Horsehair brings a high price there. llfeis Kirby Drug Co. Main Cut Rate Hi-Way cut Rate TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. Abstracts, Lands & Loans E. Sf. Terry, Prcs-anflMgr. Phone 6J7 Blylhcvllle, Ark. "BEIWAT" KNITTING YARNS FREE INSTRUCTIONS New spring and summer yarns Latest Styles Classes, Friday. 2:30 P M MRS. LESLIE HOOPER' 1109 Chickasawba Phone 732 THE WE HAVE SECURED SERV5CES OF A EXPERIENCED RADIO MECHANIC who will guarantee to repali your radio to first class condition. A Complete Line of Tubes and Tarts - - Best Prices Hubbarcl Tire & Bat. Co. Phone 476 Now Open for Business Our New Service Station 2-1 Hour Service Tires Repaired - Gas Delivered Wrecker Service Tom Little Chevrolet Co I'honc 633 ; \\lien a cigarette gives smokers what they want... when it gives millions of smokers ihe good things they enjoy—mildness, pleasing taste and aroma -that's PERFORMANCE * s

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