The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 10, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 10, 1950
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..SECTION A—PAGE FOURTEEN 1 BLYTHEVTLLE. (ARK.) COUItrER NEWS '—. ' ^...~ n . _i^»., W uni«.« ™wa « TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 795,, Buying Power Surveyjhows Blytheville to Be Rich Market i i *•• i • . _ i • _ - • . —_—__ I Income and Spending Levels Above Those Of Most Cities in U.S. • NEW YORK—(Special to the Courier News)—Blytheville stands out as a rich market, with income and spending at level* above those of most other cities in the United States, according to a copyrighted survey of buying power prepared by Sales Management. 'The high standard of living: rue- incomes to be obtained In Ihe rilling -in Blytheville is Indicated by 'the volume of retail business done In the past year. The local «tore& registered a sales total of *30,142.000, which wa.s well above the city'* quota. Oil the basts ol iu population, It should have accounted for only ,0102 per cent of the nation'* business. Actually It did .0235 p«r cent. Aeeompllihed taring Decline This »30,H2.000 sales record was a gain over the volume'of business done the previous year, which totaled $27,796.000, nnd was accomplished during a period when retail business nationally was dropping one and one-half per cent. ' The ability oi local lamilics Lo »p«nd more wa* made possible by better Incomes. The 4,800 [anuliei In Blytheville a'.tained a net Income, after deduction of personal Ux«s. of $16.170,000. Dividing aiie by the other yields a per family income' bf W.494, which was higher than the (3.418 earned per family In Arkansas. This I* an arithmetical average, •' it Is noted, and is substantially higher tban the "median" United States census, Gain Is 557 I'er family This S3.-W4 family income record was a gain over the previous year's figure of $2,825, and was accomplished cltirlnp n period when the national income dropped $57 per family. The fact that sales were higher Uisn income Indicates that Slylhe- nlle is the hub of a large trading area. After analyzing Blytheville as to population, sales and other significant factors, trie survey a.ssigns to it a "quality of market" index of' Trade Days' Not New to City; Here's One Held Back in 1913 * •*&%:< . ^'-•;'•>' / : ' '' ' '$ '•'•/ • ' •;?..>.'>\h> 131, This rating set above the nation sales potential. it 31 percent whole Gombroon Ware Chinaware was called gombroon ware until 1G40. alter a trading on the Persian gulf, through which porcelains were .shipped to the western world from China, The-hanie Mexico is derived from the Aztec word "Mexitll", clt!? of their nalonal war yrori. C. E. ATKINSON 324 Cotton Exchange Bldg. Memphis 3, Tenn. Let Us Sell Your Calfle and Hogs LIGHTFOOT COMMISSION COMPANY Livestock Commission Agents SonUi Memphis Slock Yards, Memphis, Tenn. Open Competiliv* Market. National-Local Market Stocker Cattle—Feeder Pigs Short Haul—Less Shrinkage—More $ $ $ Telephone 9-7576 — P. 0. Box 2001, Desotu Sla. Writ* Us For Prices PERMA-SHADE ALUMINUM AWNINGS For Beauty and Protection Porches , . , I'alios . . . Doors , Perma-Shade is stronger because il is made of heavier aluminum. Il s simple, sturdy construction pro\ides long life and minimum upkeep. The louvre de- nd vcnlilalion ""matched by oilier Beautify Your Home Today SKAGGS Manufacturing Co., Inc. 3580 Jackson Are. Memphis, Tenn. Arkunsas-Missotirl Represent (Hive: Mr. A. R. Gillcspif ware Co., one of the city's.earliest firms of that tjpe, the float above won first place In a trade days parade In the fall of 1313. /..This float was awarded top honors In the parade because the judges fclt N lt best represented the type of business that entered it. according to o. N. Hawkins of Blytheville. owner of the picture. Mr. Hawkins was bookkeeper for Obcrst Hardware Co. when the picture was made. • Driving the team of horses that pulled.the float was the late Eugene Harris, brother of Bob Harris, pioneer mule tradej who still lives here, Mrs. Patterson Rode on Float The little girl shown on the floit Is now Mrs. Spergeon Patterson of Blytheville. At the time of this trades day parade, she »•«» Ruth Obercst. daughter of the hardware firm's owner. j Another little girl who now is the [ wife of a well-known Memphis big f same hunter rode oh the other side I of this float. At that time she was Virginia Walton but now is Mrs, i Berry Brooks of Memphis. j In the group of three that can be seen at right of the float is Mrs. Oberest (standing next, to power line pole), mother of the girl on the float. Mr. Hawkins said he U not certain oj the Identity of the other woman (standing »t extreme right) but thinks she was Mrs. Walton.. Mrs. Brooks' mother. Identity of the m?.n in (he center of the group is not known. Mr. Hawkins said. Carnival. Came tn Town Tills photograph wa.s taken in front of the -old first Methodist Church at Main and Seventh Streets. This church building, erected In 1S09, was destroyed by fire in January, 1926. This early trades day also brought to town entertainment ot the carnival variety. Mr. Hawkins recalled ' that the Kelly carnival was jet up here for this trades day celebration. A "spread-out" show, the Kelly Carnival was set up in the downtown business district and spread out along Main Street and extended up North Second Street. Trade days trends have been followed In Blytheville since the first one was held here and variation from the basic theme has been slight. Where horse-drawn floits plowed along gumbo-muddy streets now motorized floats roll on concrete. Annual affairs In Blytheville today are "Blytheville Bargain Days " "King Cotton Days." and, the Christmas trade promotion event with its Santa Glaus parade: W.J.LIPSCOMB &CO. COTTON Member: Memphis Cotton Exchange Southern Cotton Shippers Association ; Telephone 5-1034 49 South November The 6th St. Memphis, Tenn, Allen berg Cotton Co. Cotton Merchants 104 So. Front St. Rhone 37-8377 Memphis, Tenn. NEW ORLEANS CAST OR WROUGHT IRON Anything in Iron Window Guards, Venetian Blinds, Metal Awnings," Railings VETERANS ORNAMENTAL IRON WORKS Io2;> So. Kellevuc — -Memphis, Tennessee M ( hl. C.11 SB-ISH Angelo Products Co. Phone 4115 Jonesboro, Ark. CITY AND FARM LOANS. SALES. MANAGEMENT. APPRAISALS E. D. Schumacher, Pres. E. P. Schumacher, V.-Prei. Karl M. Blanchard, V.-Pres, J. B. Simmons, Sec,-Treat, United Service & Research, Inc. Mortgage Bankers - Realtors 81 Madison Bldg. 5-5303 Memphis, Tenn, Compliments of The SOUTHERN PIGKERY .INCORPORATED Phones 9-2138 35-1438 1565 Clancy Memphis, Tenn. LIPSEY'S W/io/eso/e-Reto/7 Over 25 years at Front & Scale Fish, Sea Foods, Oysters, Shrimp "Driv« in and shop our new, modern market" Memphis, Tennessee ' , J ClC,

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