The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 11, 1944
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TUESDAY, APRIL J.l, 1<J'M B1ATHKVILLK (AUK,) COUKIBU NEWS •PAGE}''FIVE' iO/cf-Tirners On CorBocff'es Do \Job For Army Ily CHAISES T. I'jBAKSON | United I'rcss Staff Correspondent DETHO1T lU.P.t— They called I hack the old timers o( the aulo- lle industry and Inuelit them lore of the Eskimo to (!o n war-time job for the Army. "They," the Automotive Council I for War Promotion revealed ic- I ccntly, were officials of the Slud'o- baker Corp., ami (lie old-time's were Hie men who liad built motor-car bodies in the days when I they were mostly wood instead of steel. The Job wus to make the sturdy 12 12-foot Army sleds used in sub-zero oiicralions, and to make them like the Eskimos fashioned their smaller dog sleds. llawhldc fin- Holts "Making these 290-pound sleds I posed a unique wartime production problem to the Industry." company official said. "Hawhldc knots had (o Ije substituted foi bolts, a cqmmon practice in making smaller doy sleds but seldom , used on vehicles of this size." Ua\vhicie bindings were necessary —an engineer explained—to meet the need for certain flexibillt and also because bolts often snat under the punishing cold of an Arctic whiter, and hence were unsatisfactory. "Binding the slats to the bows permitted the runners to follow curves behind a tow car, whereas solidly attached runners skidded." the engineer said. "But it looked like a tough one for mass production. 'Production Time Halved "The assembly job called for 83 knots lied from rawhide strips made pliable by soaking. And wet rawhide is slippery stuff to handle." But the job was done. 'Production crews trained other specialists— « 'io concentrated on tying knots, illed woodworkers were equipped will) modern power tools—saws, drills and Sanders. Jl^.s and lem- lilates speeded shaping and forming of the wood pieces. As a result assembly time on the sleds was reduced to less than half tbat required when the company first took over the job. 'Make Yourselves r'Home, Boys' Wor Worker Likes Living In Tree Home Lnxora Society—Personal snmes mid contests In keeping with the Mister Ihi'inu were' held, uml ri'fresluncnls of Sprlui; unlitil inul Iced drlliks were served. HO'I'AKIANS HKAlt Ofil.KSHV 1'resldciU 11, C. Uuujstmi presented Serijt. K. O. OBlesuy. of (lie Cn- imiliim Army, now on (urluugh visit with relatives nt Manila, us mii'st Kpeiiker at the lAixoni liotary Club Thursdny nlnht. Sergeant Oglesby, nn overseas veteran of several years, wounded twice, told some of hls.exiieileiuvf wliilo a German prisoner for M i months. | The business feature at the meeting wns the election of new officers us follows: S, J, Smith, president; V. P. Hays, vice-president; Handle \V. Nichols, seercliuy-treasurcr; John ThwcHtl, .scrgei\nt-at-arms. New directors: S. J. Smith. Moses Hitman, R. C, l.unRston, Roy W. Houi'k, Joe 1'owell. Hnys Sullivan and liyron O. Wllklns Sr. Visitors Included Ur, O. 1,, 1'ow- crs, pastor ol the l-'lrst llaiitlst Church, Jonesboro; the llev. Sam '!'. Mnyo, I.nxora; c. Hodges, of Viclorin: lilllctt Sin lain i\iul Kdward Teaford Jr., ut Osceola. Sgt. Vernon Dennis, left, of Norlhome, Minn, ,and Pvt. Harry Doone, of Onconta, N. Y., make themselves right at home in the house of the mayor of a small Italian town. They're pictured dialling with the mayor's wife, who has permitted them to exhibit their collection of pin-up girls over the flrc-nliue. Note that Pvt. Boone keeps his tommy-gun right handy. . EDSON IN WASHINGTON lease, taught him how to farm efficiently. At last report, Ihe insurance company and neiirly all its tenants were coming out ahead, •Ihe hint offered is thai (he government or other private companies might do likewise. Throwing Ihcse big tracts ol hind on sale at public auction might, start a land speculation boom that would HOUSTON, Tex. IUP) — Gcorgi Witters, an ex-soldier who now i a shipbuilder, was irked by the housing shortage, too many peopl and too much noise. So, he buil himself a house—in a tree. There is really nothing compli catcd about tree living if you ap proach it with determination, til 25-ycnr-olil Witters said. His home is a nine-foot-long tent anchored 'on a platform of Ixnifjh.s 4f) feet above the ground in a handsome tree which he just happened to find and like. It is two miles from the shipyard where he works. A rudely-built ladder goes 15 fjjfj, up the trunk of the tree. After Wat, the young Tarzan climbs from limb to limb. "After all," he said, "it's only ,30 feet of actual climbing. The ladder makes it easy. Sort of gives me a 15-foot handicap." The outdoor life is nothing new for .Witters. For three and a half years he studied bacteriology, entomology, zoology, biolog'y and various other "elegies" at Louisiana State University. Then came the Army. He was assigned to'Fort Sill,' Okla,, and spent several months there as a member of a medical detachment. He was honorably discharged last September and came here to work in a shipyard. "Never felt better in'my life," he said, discussing the benefits derived from his leafy abode. He works an 11:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. .shift at the shipyard. Most of the lime he runs the two miles to work rather than try to board an overcrowded bus. Furniture in the tree house includes a grub box, a metal suit- JtfjC and an Army barracks bag. Two hundred yards away, a small lake is his water supply and bathtub. He sleeps on a rude bed of tender twigs. His stove, of course, is on the ground. It is a brick, hearth-like affair and is "ideal for cooking good old Army stew and pancakes." "My living expenses are about $4 a week and they wouldn't be anything if I didn't have lo buy groceries," Witters said. Alter the war ends, Witters said he will go to Alaska and get Into the (felling business. "The outdoors! That's for me, 1 he declared. land which, if dumped for sale all at once, might well ruin the country. Not all the 9,000,000 acres will be offered for sa;e when the war is over. Some of the tracts, like the, ,,„..„,- ,,, h ,,„.,, Marine training centers In North | economic, units—20 acres in orchard Carolina and California, the gov- country, 40 acres in truck gardening country, larger units in corn or wheat laud — offering these farms for sale on long term credits. Preference might be gvien to former owners or to veterans, or to small runners—not big ones. enough of n surplus nolher costly post-war u farm values. lo Ciiusc ( | L , n;l ii ol i For Sale: 8,000,000 Acres Ijy I'ETEIl KDSON seeking to do just Hint. Courier News Washington But mull}' of these farms "aye • inflation or it iniisht CorresjioiKicnl now lost their tcleulily. Roads, '• 1 , lcl !' mcl _\.","'.....,!... ..>.., While Secretary of Agriculture lanes, houses, burns, cowsheds,I Claude Wickard and other rural chicken coops fences even hills and j .ulhorities are properly concerned, valleys Imve been changed. Some' over the present boom In farm-1 people who used to Inhabit these anils and the fear of a big lufla-' s|X)ts don't want to live there any movement in farmland more; some have died. So what? nilar to that of the last Tesllf.viue before a House Sub- 3 is hanging over the rural committee on Public Buildings and real estate market some 9,000,000 j Grounds considering the score or acres of government-owned farm-' more bills proposed to deal with tills problem Assistant Attorney Genei'ni Littell has presented one idea which, while It smacks a little of government planning, is at least a concrete outline. He proposes that these big tracts be broken.up Into SKHVlCi: (illll.l) Eleven members and (wo visitor*, Mrs. Dollle llomnson and Mrs. Joe Ocntry, nncl a new mcuiljer en- rullcd, Mrs, C. \j. Ashmoic, were In attendance nt the mectlnt; of the Wosleyim Service Guild when they mcl at Ihe Home Economies Cnt- t»ge for a business and social ineel- hij; on Tnesriny nlRht wilh Miss Eunice Slihni and Miss Christine Culvert as hostesses. The president., Mrs. Grant Collar assisted Miss Calverl, the Spiritual Life leader, In giving the devotional, using "The Ascundinp, Song of Cht- nu" as the theme. Mrs. C. Evercttc Patton. pro|;ran chairman, was assisted by Mrs. John Ford, Mrs. Sue Brown, and Mrs 'om Callls. In developing Ihe tiuli- oplcs on "Socliil-EvmiHOllslIc Work n China." Mrs. Charlie II. Tliunui. aid the closing prayer. During the social fellowship houi Mrs. \V. 1). McChirklu has urrlvctl from Philadelphia lo spend several weeks wilh her parents, Mr. and Mrs, 0, P. Powell, Mrs, Llndle O. Todd, if (In., Ihe fonnt'i' Miss Peggy Kill man, Is spendlim two weeks with her nuitlu'i', Mrs. Kllv.alx'lh Klliuinn, ami i;rnndmolher, Mrs. Ulllot Wlllliims. Stall' Sergt. Charles Qurkmn and Mrs. Corkran arrived Thursilay for 11 two weeks visit wilh his parents, Mr. uilil Mrs. Churlcs Cork run. KIT- Ki'iiul Corkrnn lins Just reccnlly re- lurucil iifli'r 21 inonlhs In the Aluii- Hans, leavlnt! there 1'Vb. VI for Washington, 1). C,, where he Is slu- lloncd In tlin Public lU'latlmis pn 1 - smnel, Serm'mil Corkniu Is u vel- oriin of nine years service In Hie Marines Also vlsltlni; In Iho home ol Mr. mil Mrs. Corkrnn Is another one of heir Ihrcii sous In service, Cmi>. lx>xlo Corkruil, of I'sln' Kit-Id, l,a., mil Mrs. Ciirkriin, who arrived Smi- ;lny. Week-null guests of Mr. and Mrs. 1C. U. Oiilloi) vvcre Ihi'lr daughter, Mis. Wnllor Jours, Memphis, mid ,mi, Du|>ree SenU', o( Poiitutov, Miss. Mrs. SU'llii Cnokr VnlliiH'r. MIMII- lihls, and datiijhti'r Ann Vollmrr were Master duy quests of hi'r parents, Mr. mid Mrs. M. CJ. Cucike Hr. liister day uuests in Ihe home ol Mr. unit Mrs. II. Wlllliims were Mrs. Wlllimus' niiitliei', Mrs. UillU. Goldsmith, of Ki'iuu'tt, Mo,, and .sls- ler, Mrs. I'liullnc Yarhro of llol- cohib, Mn. Miss Dllsy Sillmiin. Southwestern Memphis, spent llu 1 week cuil will her miillu'r. Mrs. Kll/.ulwlh Williams CINCINNATI, O. (UP)—A nllie- year-old Spitz don is a hero at Cincinnati. The dog, Buster, savei the life of his mistress in a $1,500 lire when hu awakened her by barking and pulled on her cover, until he got her out uf bed. ijlllinau. Mr. ami Mrs. liol) Euerdl, of Mem- ils, were guests Sundny of Mis. Hberdl's parents, Mr. mill Mrs. Joe lilies, uud slslcr, Mm, J, Kochen- ilcrfer. Mrs. Miixlnu Smith Crnwford, d;uii;hk'i- of Ml', and Mrs. S, J. Smith, who hns been til Prince Hu- pcrt, lirltlsh Columbia, since Octo ber, 11)11), Is being Irmisfcrrccl to Whitehorse, Alaska, nnd writes from Juuc'iui, Alaska, of her trip to this point by government yacht, of the marvelous scenery cuvoulc, ami thy duy nfler arrival (here of u 12-Inch snow oil April 'i. Mrs. Crawford nnd party will be In Juncau several dnys iiwiiUIng arrival of Ihe plane I iy wlilch llu>y will complete Die rip lo Whitehorse. Mr. uml Mrs. J. T. Koch, wo sous arc oversells, liavc heard 'nun Kmory T. thai, he has recently been made n corpora) hi UiC| Marines. Kiuery has hcon OVCI-KMIS hrcK nioiilhs. Vernon T. Koch, sea- .naii H-c, overseas fuur nioiilhs, writes (hat he saw notion in the ualtlu of Tarawa, Veniou mid Em- ,'ry know thai llicy arc not very [nr apart but have not been able .0 see one another yet, Qsccola Rotations Nome' W. W: Ptewitt President OSCEOLA,' Ark.; April 10,-Ncw officers for Ihe Kottiry Club to serve for the. coming,ycaCj.were, clecjed Tuesday. Wathch Prewltt, att«r~ ncy, will serve ns president; St«v?' Ralph, vice president; L T" Lawrence, secretary, and C. I)" Wood and 8. a. Lockhart were elccleu a's- new directors. Dr. George Cone- !s retiring president'and will sef/cfori* Ihe board of directors. ' s ; MEXfCO CITY (UP)'—President Manuel Avila Camacho has notified ' the Mexican mlnlslry of agriculture that the federal government would |W V up to DO per cent of the cost of proposed hydraulic works on the Sonora Hivcr, ' Bheep arc used as beasts: of bur- Jen In the mountainous passes of rlbcl. CHICRASftW Weal Main Near Zlrt fit, Bui. itirts 12:41; Sun. itirli 1:4) Night thowi 6:45 Except Monday, openi *;45 Condnuoui ihtmt But. *n4 Bin. . , friv M'til* Hinri.. Tr)' UlillI'Ol'.S' u;i>- TOIUY At all good drill) stores evcrywlier —In niylhevllle, nt Kirby ATTENTION SERVICE MEN: propci' idcnlificnlion pniicrs from your coininuiulhiK officer wliou hiiyiun badges, ribbons inul mctluls. We havn complete BlodtH. For KHAKI null TROPICAL sliirU and IroiiHcrs, KCO us. HUDSON Cleaner— Tiiilor — (Jlolliler Tuesday RUDDY NITE 2 Tickets For The Price of .I.', 'RUGGLESOFREDGAP" with Charles l.ailjjllloil & '/,\'/U Pitts a Sloujjcs Comedy ,1 Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature RINGS ON HER FINGERS ivlth ' Henry I'uiidii A- Gene Tlcrney nuil " 'I MARRIED A WITCH" with l-'rcilrlc March iV; Veronica'l.ako OLINES eminent may want to hang onto. But the HGO.WQ acres at Camp Stewnrt, Ga., the 00,000 acres of Indiana farmland in the Jefferson Proving Ground, and. the 80,000 acre tracts at Camp Pine, N. Y., and Milan. Tenn., are good bets to go on the block. ,: Say the nnnctf, services want to keep 1,000,000 acres. That would still leave 8,000,000 acres to be sold. Considering the Wnr • Pood ' Administration now estimates that 38,000,000 acres will be under cultivation this year, .the 8,000,000 acres may seem like a -small potato patch. is a.2 per cent land surplus which might well knock the bottom out of the farm real estate market if the land were disposed of carelessly, hastily, or say at public auction lo the highest bidder. The question'Is, how should it be disposed of? CONGRESS LOOKS TO ORIGINAL OWNERS Sentiment hi Congress runs strongly toward the Idea of giving people who - formerly owned this land first crack at reacqulring it. If families dispossessed . by. con- emnation still have the yen to 6° ack to the old homestead it might e nice to help them do it. There re several bills before Congress, iARGEDOTTU-25' AN INSUKANCi; CO.'S SOLlJ'nON If this sounds n little too much' lik'c 1 Farm •Security Administration lo suit some people, Littell offers as an example from private business the experience of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. during the depression. Finding itself caught with 8000 farm mortgages, mostly in default, this company, instead of foreclosing, let the tenant stfty on ROOFERS WANTED to. apply asphalt shin-, glcs. 6 months' work .. . Call FISCHER LIME & CEMENT CO. Memphis, Tcnn. , AYERS Read Courier News Want Ails. CLOCKS REPAIRED Eiertric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At P»t o'Brjanl'i Jcwelrj REFRIGERATION SERVICE Itcpalns On All Makes By Kxpcrl Workmen. .. T. F. WARREN I' Phone 3310 FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER AT.I, SIXES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osccola Tile & Culvert Co. Every type heel Is repaired or attached heroine work Is done perfectly, reasonably - and, Ifi you wish, while you wait. Complete Shoe Repair Service here. 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vulcanizing — Tire and Tnbc Repairing Tractor Tires Onr Specialty. All Work Gnaranlccd WADE COAL CO. Alabama Red Ash Coal N. U.WT. 61 Ph. 2291 We Still Have A Few Bags of PED1GREEP COTTONSEED MIXED FERTILIZER CERTIFIED ROYAL SOYBEANS Order AMMONIAH NITRATE Now. J.L TERRELL 717 S. Broadway Phone 263 7 NEW THEATRE Mantlets Finest Shown Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES' '" Sat unlay & Suudap «t 1 DRS. NIES & NIES QSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blylheville, Ark. Phone 2921 Thone C01 Osccol?, Ark. When Elytheville Was An Infant, This Was Our MoKo - - - "ALL THAT'S GOOD IN INSURANCE" - - - It Still Is! Writing Fire fc Tornado on your stock of merchandise, home, furniture, on your farm property. Liability, on Auto, Contractors, public, automobile. Plate Olass, Trucks and Truck Cargo, Accident & Health, Parcel Post, in oldest and best of Companies. Just call phono 3361 for binder on anything Insurable. W. M. Burns Agency Office Anlhony Bids. PLEASE RETURN EMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLES TO YOUR DEALER To be able lo servo you bolter, your dealer needs empty beverage bolllcs. There are plenty of bollles IF they are kept moving. Won't you please return empty bottles to your dealer at once for your deposit or, better still' for credit on full bottles of your favorite beverage. Royal Crown nolllfiic Co. Dr. Pepper Hottllng Co. Tcpsi-Cola Bottling Co. Mirlwcsl Dairy Products Co. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. The Books Are Now Open for the Payments of 1943 STATE AND COUNTY TAXES —and-- 1944 IMPROVEMENT TAXES On Real Estate and Personal Property Penalties Will Apply After Tuesday —AMHIU'OAN LEGION NIGHT— ' All I'Kitmls, Less Actiul'Cost of I'ieturu'aml Tux Oft To (Jo'mjileUon. • of Hut ' . , fiRPUBLIC PIIESENT8 "WHISPERING FOOTSTEPS" VVilli John llubbard , ALSO SERIAL Wednesday & Thursday "BOMBER'S MOON" with ' '• (icnrfe Montgomery i'rpv Ncnx & Short 17 Penalties may be avoided by paying at least one-fourth of the total annual tax before April 17th Open 7:15 '" Show Starts 7.: 3.0 ,•.'••:' Ailm. Always 12c and 30o Tuesday PAL NITE •i Tickets for 30o'. ".':'. 'Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event^ SHERIFF AND COLLECTOR MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ARKANSAS

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