The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 10, 1950 · Page 58
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 58

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 10, 1950
Page 58
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fJTUESPAY, OCTOBER 10, 1950 Jim Grain Synonymous Lee Wilson Co. BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COU1UER NEWS " The name of JY H. Crain practically has become synonymous with that of the Le« Wilson Co. ; Jiro Craln li" ho-longer trustee lands. "nd^gencral; manager of that vast In February 'of this year, he re- agricultura)'Nilerprise. He resigned signed a< trustee of the company in February to manage .his own to devote his tlr-e to managing hl» (arming Interests and was succeed- own Interest*. «d by. R. E. L. Wilson, III, grandson of the man who gave him his •lart. •'.•-, ' He.!*now retained as a consultant' . . r ._ near' Brandon, Miss., Jim Criiti was the son of John C. and Hattle .Grain .. and''WM christened James Henry. He was a "farm boy" from the beginning. Most of his early life *«s spent on the farm. After he finished public schools, lie went to work for his father. He also spent a few months at a business college in Nashville, Tenn., but 'hat's about as far as Jim Grain's formal education went. , Like his DOSS. Lee Wilson, Jim Craln's lessons were learned at the kriee o[ that hot-often-patient Instructor, experience. Capje (o.:Arkansai In. 1911 Mr. Grain married the late Ruby fci«hs Crairi at Brandon in 1900 *n<l two years later came to Ar- HU : first association with the company;he was direct occurred when he Joined the Idaho Grorery Co., a Wilson subsidiary at Bassett. Shortly thereafter, he was'trans- ferred to the company's main office? at-Wilson'and began a tour of duty which took him through practically every department of 'the Lee Wilson. Co. Por five years he was assigned to Jobs in every position of the clerical department and In 1917 Lee Wilson made Jim Grain farm superintendent. - . In this capacity he was manager it entire farm organisation, a Ion he held until the death of Lee:Wilson in 1333. ', • Named Truatee it'was on this broad background of experience with the company (hat Lee, Wilson named him as fnis'ee'to'head the Lee Wilson Co. on the"death of Its founder. It;fl-as Jim Grain .who began finishing the Job of seeing the company through the transition from a lumbering : operation to Increased agricultural and Industrial activity The .company's first alfalfa dehydrating 'mill was hullt during his tenure as trustee and general man- >ger. JimjCfaln also took up the battle fo: belter drainage where ;Wilson lefMit at-his .death and'asslsted In getting; 1 several'; drainage -districts refinanced durlnfe the depression. : .' ; • • - •. With" faith In the fertile Mississippi County land, Mr. Cratn fhiough (he years has Invested his Mobilization Tougher Now Than in 1940 By CLARKE BEACH WASHINGTON—The President's plan to raise the armed strength to 3,000,000 men forces' means that some critical decisions will have to be made soon In Congress and the white House. And .If war should come, and all- out mobilization were necessary, both (he armed forces »nd Industry would face a much more complex problem than they did in 1940. The Immediate problem I* adding about 1.500,0(10 men to the armed forces. The pool of men who are registered under the present draft aw will not provide this added force. Congress would have to change the law to enable war veterans to be drafted. The President would have to change the selective service regulations to permit the drafting of men with dependents and men now deferred for occupational reasons. The armed forces would have to lower their physical standards for inductees. Here's the picture: The June 1948 draft law required all men from 18 through 25 years of:age to register. By last August, 10,943,546 men had registered. -But under present laws and regulations not more than 818,601 of them are likely to be inducted. —Ceurler New« Photo MST1NG PI.ACB Or FOUNDER AND WIFE-Wlkon'i town square today exists as a memorial park to R. E. Lee'Wilson, founder of the town and company' which bear hU name, and hl« wife, Elizabeth Beall Wilson. Both are buried tn the square. This tablet marks their gravas. ;YOU get 8,108 men this who figure by adding: have been examined and found acceptable; 14,578 men who have already been Inducted; 155.821 who have enlisted; and 640.094 who have been classified 1-A but aa of July 31 had not yet been examined. "Requirement* To» Hlfh" Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey. director of Selective Service, says'the armed forces' physical requirements are too high. In World^War II, 36 per cent of the men. examined were rejected for physical reasons, compared to the present 60 per cent. The biggest categories of unavalH able men are the 2.613,320 war vet-' eraris, the 1,817,199 .men who are 26 years of age and older (only men 25 and younger can be inducted), and the 784,554 men with dependents. . , Economic conditions are a lot dif- money/In the acquisition: of farm. fererit now from what they, were Town of Keiser Took Its Name From John Keiser Late Lea Wilson Renamed Savage Crossing for Friend The late R. K. Lee Wilson gave the town of Keiser Its name. Named after Lee Wilson's friend nd neighbor, John Keiser, who was one of the most prominent men in the county around the turn of the century, the town acquired its new name In 1914. Until that time it was known as Savage Crossing. A post office was established there In 1915 after the town bore the name of Keiser. Until 1914. the town was hardly more than an Intersection' of dirt roads. It was part of that vast undeveloped acreage which, though heavily wooded at that time, was to make Mississippi Cuonty. the world's largest cotton producing county. Keisrr Supply Co. Perhaps the main enterprise In Keiser, the Keiser Supply Co., has been managed by Bob Robinson Hince 1928. -, - - , The company began doing business in Keiser on Feb. 8, 1915. its first quarters, like much of the rest of the county, were unlmposlng. The store's first home wa.s a bo- car .where the first sale was a ten-cent .plug of chewing tobacco However, that first year about *26,000 went through the till. ; Reiser's present modem scnoo! system had its birth in 192*. In that year, a new «ehool was built which included four years of high school as well as the lower grades. The town was incorporated in 1934 and had a population' of a- found 4001 at that time. The town wu not counted »ep- arately In the 1950 census, but best estimate* put iti population a! about 800. isn't being offered this year. The notice was sent to you for the course we had, In 1949." Israel Plans Oil From Sunflowers TEL AViy, I»r»el (*j—Jsraellt hope to get oil supplies from sunflowers jrowinf In the Negev de»- ert wlldernes* of jouthern Israel. The newspaper "Haboker" uid sunflowers should supply all the raw material needed for Israel's local consumption of oil. It added experiment* conducted in the Negev resulted In a fat yield of 84 percent ai compared with an 80 percent, fat yield from Imported plants, mainly frpm Turkey. The new.rmfr styles *r« enchantlngly feminin* and our new permanents make them lovelier, mor« lasting, Com* in today I WILSON BEAUTY SHOP WILSON, ARK. STOP HIRE Bf'Otlf YOU cor • Lion Gas & Oil Products • Firestone Tires WILS N SERVICE STATION !| R. ENOCHS, Mgr. Red Threat Hits Trade of India NEW DELHI VP>— The Commun 1st threat to Tibet has hit trade with India, informed »ource« lay. ; Indla'i Uad« with Tibet, and I through Tibet to *>uthwest China.! formerly amounted to $4,000,000 a year. Tr«d« with West China has completely .topped and trad* with Tibet ha* fallen sharply. In view of the uncertain political condltioni In Tibet. Lhaaa march- anta art sellln* hoarded itocks. sourcet laid. Some ar* reported to have moved to th« Indian district of Darjeeling. Lost /of First Aid CHAMPAIGM. IB. — (If,- A rural school bus driver walked Into the Champaign county Red Crow office Just befort the 1»50 fall classfs began. H« »ld h« hut found a reminder to rtait th« office on his idesk but could not remember why. Manager Walt Ding* du» Into the files and said: 'You were to come here to take a first aid course, but the course In 1940. Industrial production Is it » new peacetime high. Civilian employment I S higher than It has ever been before. Some 62,367.000 persons ore at work. Unemployment is down 2.500,000. Economists doubt you could count on getting more than 1.500.000 men from the present pool of unemployed. This was decreased to less than 1.000,000 when unemployment hit its wartime low in 1944. Manpower Ji Probk™ Heavy withdrawals of manpower from 'civilian Industry would mean greatly decreasing civilian production at a time when Income Is rising and demand for goods Is Increasing. It would cause inflation cr npcessiUle drastic economic controls. The most feasible course Is lo increase the labor force—the persons at work O r seeking work. But this will be a. lot harder to do than tn 1040. according to a study Just released by thf. Labor Department's Bureau of Employment S« Curlty. The Bureau estimates the labor force can't be increased now by more th»n 3.800.COO persons. ' between 1940 and 1945 (he labor force WM boosted lo 11,100,000. You Increase the labor force by getting people to work who have retired or never worked before— chiefly the a«ed, the handicapped ' or women. I Women comprise the chief source for new workers. But they won'l be able to flock Into the labor markets a* they did in World War II. For one thing, so many bsbie.s were born Just after the war thAt mothers will have to stiy home wl'h the young children. Another thing Is that «o man; women are already at work. Now 12 yti cent of women axe workln*. How Boners Ar* Born KHARTOUM. Angio - Egyptian Sudan (IP) — The Official Sudan monthly Record enlere da red-faced apology for Its report on "anti- natal" cllnict proposed for Port Sudan. After a correspondent pointed out that such clinics would make unnecessary a projected mld-wifery school there, the record said it regretted the error—that "ante-natal" was, of course, Intended. ' SECTION C—PAGE FIFTEEN SERVING WILSON INDUSTRIES WITH DAILY FREIGHT SERVICES Delta Valley & Southern Railway Co. GENERAL OFFICES W. L. POWELL, Vice Pr«s., Gen. M K r. WILSON, ARK. Read the Classified Ads in your Courier News Accept this as our personal invitation to you to visit Delta Products. Company. We're busy producing America's newest products in oleomargarine and shortening. You'll be proud of progress in Mississippi County when you come down-for a visit. We have our own cotton seed oil mills, the first in the world to use the miracle solvent process; we have our own vegetable oil refineries, as an integral part of the plant, and now our multi-million dollar margarine and shortening establishment completes the manufacturing cycle that brings you THE FRESHEST PRODUCT OF ITS KIND ON EARTH. DELTA PRODUCTS CO. In the Heart of the Mississippi Delta Country— Wilson, Arkansas

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