SECTION "B^ SIX •t.YTBFVTT.T.B CARIO COURtKR Fertilizer Plant Established Here Two Years Ago • Firm It Only One . ' Of its Type Located • In Mississippi County Blytheville Fertilizer Corp., located rast of South Highway 61 near the site of Ihe old Municipal Airport, Is another agricultural in- .dustry that Is the only one of its type In Mississippi County. , ft was organized and placed in operation hew two years ago to manufacture all grades of mixed fertilizer. Nitrogen, phosphate, po- |t»sh and all other plant food ole- "ments are mixed into various gr.iciis ,of fertilizer at this plant. Filch of these chemicals are mlx- <*d in a drum-like machine that <>?- Derates like a big concrete mixer. 'After the chemicals are fed through 'this machine and mixed, the result- ling fertilizer is sacked. The whole • process is automatically controlled. j The nearest other fertilizer plant 'of this type Is located at Walnut Ridge. ; Kmployes 30 to 40 Workers • The Blytheville Fertilizer Corp. employes between 30 and 40 woik- ers and has an annual labor payroll of from $28,000 to J30.000. , Equipment and the building constructed two years ago to house the plant represent an investment of approximately $200,000, according to company officials. Officers of the corporation are Charles Rose of Roseland, president and treasurer: C. W. Hoover of Vic- ' toria, vice president; and Mayor Doyle Henderson of Blytheville, secretary. Members of the board of directors pf, Blytheville Fertilizer Corp. include these officers and John St3- vens. Jr., of Dell, Fred Fleeman of Manila, R. D. Hughes of Blytheville, Charles C._Laneston of NuinbeV Nine, W. F. McDaniel of Blylhe. ville and David Barton of Catron Mo. . .In addition to the mixed fertilis- er, the firm also handles straight ammonium nitrate on a brokerage basis. PLANT—Another "only" that Blylheville boasts I (above). It is located east of South Highway 61 near the city limits 1923— ~ s ih —Courier News Photo Blytheville fertilizer Corporation Dyersburg Ball Star Visits in Blytheville From the March 12^1923. edition o.' ihe Daily Blytlievllle Courier; Jack Farmer, crack center ticlrlei Tor Dyersburg last year, and the biggest "base thief" that played j Commission Pays Well here last year, as well as one oi the i r mri^m , m •,., best swatters, is in town ••playing" CHICAGO -</PJ- Ihe mayor ,<t the sanies over with the local fans. I Uhlcngo gels a salary of $18.000 a He is signed with Milan and local! 'ear. but he is not the highest paid fans regard this ih about the same! .rficiai in Mie city hall. The cltv spectacle as a hungry boy looking I clerk, Ludwlg D. Schreiber. received "n-ruKh a bake =h»p window | WB.028 ,ast year. Only .58,000 was I TUMDAY, OCTOBEK 10, IBM 1927— Flood Refugees Move Back to 'Old Luxora From the May 11, 1927, edition of the Blylheville Cornier News: I'Uxora, May 11—The families who own homes In the old town Inside Ihe levee here and who found temporary refuge from the flood several weeks ago in houses outside the levee arc removing back to their homes. Between fifteen and twenty families live in the overflowed part of town, and ever.vone seems loathe to give up their former places of residence In .spite of the Inconveniences brought alxml by overflows. During the high water period every house In town that afforded shelter was extemporized for use by the residents of the old par', of town and refugees from points in the country during the three or four weeks the flood was at its height. During this time the steamboats have been landing directly on the levee, the regular landing point and warehouse and storage building being under water. salary. The balance was his commission on the sale of licenses. BAKBERfNG IN TlIK 20'S—Taken nearly a quarter of a century ago, this photograph ihowi the barber shop owned by Freeman Barger (left) and Harmon Holt mot shown). Shown at center U the Ute Charli. Freeman. At left is Dewey Pniitt, who is now at the O. K. Barber shop hue. Mr. Barger now operate a shop at 115 West Main. The shop above was located at 218 East Main in a building that was razed when Hays Store was built. Mr. Pmitt said the itatlici case in the first chair belonged to Mr. Freeman but that he had borrowed it and was preparing to go to Dlylheville Hcspltal to shave a patient when this pictur. was taken. Made in late 1920 o r early 1927, this photograph belongs to Mrs. Odie Freeman, wife of the lat. Mr. Freeman 1927— 1 City Praised By Memphis Fire Fighters ; From the M»y''ll, 1921. edition of The Blytheville Courier Ne»s • Blythenile, has <t the honor o'( •ntertainlng numerous visitors from time to time 'iyhb "tome here for a definite purpose; but today the city had the pleasure of entertaining some distinguished visitors »ho came to Blythevllle-i'Jtist to see the city of »hlch we^hase heard so much." Tlicse guests v,eri> Captain Richard Borner and Assistant Chief Henry Branner of the Memphis lire department who were accompanied by Charles Kroenugh of St Louis. -»••••.. ^ , : The gentlemen drove over from Memphis and accompanied by Chief of police Hardin made a tomplete survey of the city and were loud In their praise of the sights they saw. Mr. Branner said that he had never seen a more attractive small city and was especially impressed with the conditions in view of Ihe recent high water. • The officers have lived In Memphis lor many years, Captain Borner having been in service for more than 40 years and Chief Branner for 30 years. They extended a cordial invitation for any one from 'such a nice town" to come to 446 South Main St. at Memphis and that they would be very hospitable and cook dinner for them I The pair were unique and their pleasant banter afforded much interest among all with whom they talked. J923— Blankenship Buys Building; To Add 2nd Story Rooms From the March 12, 1923. edition of the Daily Blytheville Courier: W. s. Langdou, who is creeling a one story brick on the Frisco IVrk «nd West Ash. has .'old the building to John Blankcnship, who purchased the lot north adjoining, and will erect a two stody instead of one Jtory, making the building 10 x « feet, and will finish the second itoiy »s an apartment house, having eight or ten rooms. Mr. Blankenship recent:; sold his grocery jtore in the east end of the city, and will conduct a grocciy in the north building in this block The corner building has been leas ed for restaurant and lunch 101:111 which will lit hi nicely with the apartments or European hotel in the second story. This two story building on this prominent little corner will be much more attractive to the Frisco passengers cnroulc and people generally. as compared to one slorie,s. Firemen's Chivalry SANTA ANA. Calif. —(..71- Tne fair maiden was In distress and Santa Ana firemen hesitated not n moment in speeding to Ihe rescue tfM llun BII hour after receiving Worn thBt Miss Carol Scott was Imprisoned they had her free again •A versatile fireman who had rx- perlfnce as a locksmith dismantled the lock which hafl kept two-year- old Caul a prisoner In the bathroom. SINCE 1938 Hubert-Seymort MOTOR SALES GO., YOUR DeSOTO-PLYMOUTH '•DEALER; HAS BEEN GROWING WITH BLYTHEVILLE And today in 1950 trie horn* of <r»ei« two gr»at auto. mobiles is our modern building on Walnut Sfr**f. W« are proud to /.ay* kept pace with a city that has grown at fast as BlytheYille. And we be/ieve that our progress has been achieved by offering you the kind of car that will give you the best service ...and the kind of service that will make you glad you trade here. Yes, today and in the future, it will pay you to come to Motor Safes Co. ... your DeSoto-Plymouth Dealer in Blytheville. DE SOTO PLYMOUTH MOTOR SALES CO.
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