The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 10, 1950 · Page 59
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 59

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 10, 1950
Page 59
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PAGE SIXTEEN BLYTHEVII.LB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS HOME OF PRESENT TRUSTEE Or I.KK WILSON CO.—Above Is —Courier News Photo the home of the present trustee of Ihe l,ec Wilson Co., R. E. L. Wilson Wilson, »nd is co-trustee with his father. R. E. L. Wilson, Jr. The ho,,,, III. Mr. Wilson U the grandson of the founder of the company, Lcc is located oft U. S. Highway «i Just north ot Wilson's city limits. The Plow Followed the Saw In Carving Wilson Plantation • Continued from Page 11 Section C purpose, they were also opposed to the taxation drainage Improvement districts would bring about • A large, number of people became BO . Incensed over the role which Mr. Wilson played in bringing about drainage districts that on one occasion a mob assembled at the Osceola court house with ihe •vowed purpose of hanging Mr. Wilson and anyone else connected with the newly created drainage districts. However, he never ceased In hts efforts to effect better drainage for Mississippi. County. With time, of course, the move gained in popularity. - ~3t has been pointed out* that Lee Wilson did not have the advantages of more than a few' years of formal education. . But when that man' found himself in a position to do so, he provided children of his employes with the most modern school-facilities In the county. Largely at his own expense, he had the brick school building in Wilson erected in 1920. In 1DOS he gave Wilson Us first, schoolhouse— , p ._ small Jog building. Recognized for. Educational Effort He was recognized over the state for his Interest In education, having been elected to the bonrd of trustees of Arkansas State (then A. A; M.I College in Jonesboro and Hemlrix College at Conwny. In the spring of 1833. several months before his death, the college at Joncsboro named its newly-constructed administration building after him. He conveyed In iriisi a large portion of his ucrsonal estate with specific direction that the trustees use the money for benefit of educational institutions. That the present trustees are 'mindful of Lee Wilson's interest in education Is evidenced by Wilson's school which has recently under gone expansion and which Is one or the most bodei n in the state. Before his death. Mr. Wilson was > director of every bank in the county. This Interest in banking arose not through any particular personal desire to have a hand in each ot the county's larger financial institutions. Came l« film Fur Aid Apparently it came about because at one time or another jnost of the banks came to Lee Wilson tor aid. His help in the first few years of the depression was an important factor In bringing Mississippi County banks through th* panics of 1933. Tile depression hit the Lee Wilson Co; Just as hard » it did other businesses. He had to call on alt his acumen as financier and businessman to pull the vast enterprise through. The story is told of his working from 12 to 16 hours a day for neariy six months in th« year prior to Jus death to keep the Lee Wilson Co! free from virtual bankruptcy. However, It Is to the credit of Lte Wilson ami Ihe company thai there was never any unemployment at Wilson during the depression and workers there never found it necessary to apply for relief. In 1933, Lee Wilson, within a year after his herculean effort to see his company through the depression, died in Memphis. Inter-Arab Phones CAIRO —</P»— Inter-Arab telephone communications, disrupted by the Palestine war, ire to be restored and developed soon. The Arab league Political Committee, at its Alexandria meeting In August, drew plans for establishment of new telephone lines to connect the seven League states. These «re Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon. Yemen and Hnshemite Jordan. Plans provide for a submarine cable across the 1922— Reword of $100 Offered for Men Who 'Cut' Levee Prom the May, 4, 1922, edition'of the Blytheville courier: One hundred dollars reward for Information leading t o the arrest and conviction of any or all parties builty of blowing or cutting the Drainage Dist, NO. 9 levee on east I bank of Ditch No. 1 near Little Several parties reading this will know the facts in the whole or in part. Just quietly report to S. E. Simonson. chairman, of Lux'ora. or W. Burchfield, secretary, 6f Luxora. or J. T. Coslon of Osceola, and In due time receive reward, which may be Jioo to *1000 according to number of convictions. Drainage Dist. No. 9. . By s. E. Simonson, Chm FOR HIRE OR LEASE • Bulldozers • Roadgraders ' • Draglines • Heavy Equipment WILSON CONSTRUCTION CO. WILSON, ARK. Each governor general of Ooa. Portuguese India, receives the staff of St. Francis Xavler on being Installed. Gulf of Aqaba. linking Jordan with Saudi Arabia. From the main cable lines will be ' extended to Syria. Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. MACHINE WORK OF ALL TYPES GAS AND ELECTRIC WELDING Serving Wilson Industries WILSON MACHINE SHOP J. E. RYALS, Mgr. TUESDAY, OCTOBER; 10,1950 Helping Build a Greater li County FARM and HOME LUMBER & BUILDING SUPPLIES Farrell-Calhoun Paints and Wallpaper Kiln-Dried Pine Lumber Dry Rough Cypress Builders Hardware LEE WILSON CO. Retail Lumber Department PHONE 3381 Wilson, Ark. KEISlR SUPPLY COMPANY KEISER-4 Subsidiary of Lee Wilson & Co- ARKANSAS GROCERIES MEATS Clothing and Shoes For the Entire Family A Complete One Stop Store R. H. ROBINSON, MANAGER The .beginning of the Keiser Supply Company is as colorful as that of many other Lee Wilson Company undertakings. The business was begun February 8, 1915—the company started store- keeping in a box car where the first sale was ten cents worth of Brown's Mule tobacco. Now, 35 years later, Keiser Supply Company has grown to be .one of Lee Wilson & Company's leading enterprises. You have only to visit the prosperous town of Keiser to see real progress in Mississippi County . . . and Keiser is still growing, too. DINNERS COTTON BUYERS SUPPLIES 35 YEARS OF PROGRESS

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