The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 8, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 8, 1952
Page 3
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SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1952 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS Manila...a golden anniversary — r~ PAGE THRER A Courier Newt Photo-Fcaturt . . . It's not very warm, bul Manila girls rushed the .swimming se<»-on at UK town s new poo, for the photographer's benefit . . left- to right . . . Barbara Donner . . Mar- g|tha Shecld . . . Anita Holt . . . Jcanine Wright ... . . . Manila citizens al! appreciate the advantages of a park .inrl these younj'siers are no exception as they try tfut recreational facilities at the city park . [ . ' I: ^'', •~?,~\4*""" ' • ', •'• •>•' " ' ' } . '' ' ' ' Uwf, . . . the Herman Davis Memorial . . . this slate park at the eastern entrance to .Manila stands in eternal tribute to the World War I soldier who was the nation's third most decorated man in that conflict . . . Manila: View of City As It Appears Today thp '- ""'I"" •y nlhorlisl Cllllre1 '. a na the citys improved water and sewer facilities ... - . . the water tank is a part oi L , „. , v.. k - ,•? .- . . .Main Street in Manila ... the town is more modern Than~in the ilavs of its Dsli and game economy . . . improvements include a whiteway ' ... Municipal airport . . . this is Manila's airport acquired from the War Administration at the close of World War XI. MANILA — The pictures on tin's page reflect in part the growth and progress of Manila during the past few years — and as it appears today. From its early days of fi.shing and limiting, the tuwii lias developed into a modern and well-lighted community offering civic, e d u c a tional, recreational and cultural opportunities for its 1.723 residents. The new swimming pool and playground have been hailed with pride by both young and old. The baseball park also is localed near the pool and the town backs nn active baseball season each year. .Main Street has changed into a "white-way." although it remains narrow and constitutes a traffic lin/.nrd. Civic workers and political leaders.' however, are reportedly seeking an alternate route for Highway 18 to alleviate this sit-, nation. Advantages of an airport are many and there are few towns the size of Manila \\iiich has been able to obtain such an airport as this one. The Baptist and Methodist Churches both are rclalivply new buildings j:'id there are several other similar constructions in the city. Manila also takes pvkle in its city hall which is considered entirely adequate for its purpose. The Fternian Davis Me- morinl probably is the most impressive .sight in Manila and the statue to this hero's memory maintains a quiet watch over the park's well- kept la\v» and walkways. The walks are lined with shrubbery. Tliis series of pictures is presented ty give a representative portrayal of Manila after a half-centry of development -on its 50th Anniversarv. ,' V 9 ty ,!.!'''" • ' • f " r Mall polices oftice. council room, a residents a meeting place . . . facilities include chief jail and public restrooms . . . . . . some of th.R items being, auctioned today . . . items include silver pitcher, food, soft drinks, football, rod and reel, boxing gloves, shirts, pencils, locks, toys plus such items fnot shown) as sets and refi'if automobiles, trucks, television

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