The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 16, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 16, 1950
Page 11
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THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1950 BliITHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN Obituaries COUNCIL Services Are Held For Andrew Tate Funeral services were conducted at » a.m. today at the Cobb Chapel for Andrew Edward Tate, 74, who died yesterday »t his home at Burdette. The R«v. H. J. Couchman, pastor -of the First Methodist Church at Oeceol*, officiated. The body was taken to Delight, Ark., for burial. Mr. Tate', a farmer, was born at Delight, but had lived here for several years. Survivors Include four sons, Wylie Andrew Tate, Willie Ray Tate, James Pranklin T»t«, all of Luxora. and Bonnie Tate of Elaine, Ark.; and two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Bell Cuplt and Mrs. Eva McQuirt, both of Luxor*. Livestock HONOR 'MISS LAURA'—Nearly 80 persons were on hand In the lounge of (lie Masonic Hall m Osceola Monday night to honor that city's veteran telephone operator, Mrs. Laura Rogers (center), who celebrated her 65th birthday and retirement at that time. Mrs. Rogers has been with the Southwestern Hell Company for 27 years. Shown with her are Mrs. James Kent, chief operator of the Osceola office, and Charles E Poehncr, district traffic superintendent, of Joncsuoro. Mrs. Laura Rogers, Pioneer one Operator, Honored Ph Seventy-one persons gathered in* the lounge of the Masonic Hall in Osceoia Monday night Eo pay tribute to Mrs. Laura Rogers, who will retire this month after a 27-year span of service with the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. During that time, "Miss Laura" wasn't absent trom her job once clue to iliness. The dinner, attended by telephone company officials and numerous out of town guests also honored Mrs. Rogers' G5th birthday. Mrs. Rogers was commended for her efforts in performing her duties as an operator by Charles B. Foehner, district traffic superintendent for the company, of Jonesboro. I'reseriMions Made '". 'Mr. Foehner presented Mrs. Rogers with a billfold, and a bouquet of roses. Mrs. James Kent, of the Osceola office, gave Mrs. Rogers on orchid and a gold wrist watch. Then, Don Buforrt, secretary of Telephone Pioneers of America, presented Mrs. Rogers with a lifetime membership in that organi- sation. .jjMrs. Rogers began her career as ^Switchboard operator in Blylhe- | ville in 1904 with the Tri-Statc Telephone Company which was founded by the late R. c.'Rose of Hoseland. She ant! her husband connected tho first 20 telephones and conducted the business of the exchange for several months. Slartcd at ?IZ.Per Month The hours weren't too good—she recalls working 72 hours without relief—and her monthly salary came to around £12. Her most exciting experience? TVs one even the youthful switchboard operators of today can remember— the flood of '37. Mrs fiogers is the mother of four children and with the exception of tin years spent in Blytheville nnd Carutliersville, Mo., has always lived in Osceola. She went to work for the Bell System in 1023 and has the longest service record in Osceola which is prob?bly the oldest office in Mississippi County. W:is First Operator The first switchboard in Osecola was owned and operated by Mr. Rose and the late W. L. Moore In 1898. Mrs. Narcia Nash was their operator. Mr. Rose sold his interests in the company u> Bell system. Out of town guests Included Mrs. John Lance and son, Rogers, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Leonard Pendergrast of Memphis, daughters of Mrs. Rogers; Mrs. Mae Carmen, St. Louis; Mrs. Velma Durham, Paragould, Mrs. Christine Gibson, Mrs. Eva Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth Sebastian. Mrs. J. T. Nash. Miss Betty Ellis, Miss Patey Sunningham. Mr. and Mrs True Lemons, all of Marion; Mrs. Bertha Brooks. Mrs. Pauline Burr Mi. and Mrs. J. D. Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Judd and Mrs. Beulah Hargett of Blytheville: Dr. Eldon Fairley. Wilson; Marshall Day and Ben Garst of Little Rock, Mrs. J T. Stanford. Luxora; Ewell Forrest, district manager, Jonesboro, and Truman Scott, local manager, Blytheville. POLICY Continued from Page 1 tation of armaments in general." 5. Stop'using Communist Party apparatus to overthrow by subversive means "established governments with which the Soviet government stands in an outward state of friendship and respect.'" "Quit BiiilgcrhifT U.S." 6. Quit badgering American diplomatic representatives, who are now being "treated as criminals,' and branded as "sinister people" with whom all contact is "pregnant with danger." 7. Stop "systematically distorting to their own peoples the picture of the world outside their borders, Legion Hut Site For Census Tests Examinations for positions as enumerators foi the country's rural r trea census of 1950 v/ill be given In .he American Legion Hut nt 10 morrow. Rupert L. Bialock, district census supervisor for Northeast Arkansas, said today plans which called for iiavlng ' the examinations in the High School have been changed. Examinations are still ilatcd. to be I liven at the high school in Osceola at 3 p.m. tomorrow. March 16. (/T>—(USDA1— Hogs ISOfl fairly active, steady to .25 hlghci than average Wednesday; bulk good and choice 180-240 IDS 16.50-1G75 lop 16.J5 sparingly; 250-300 Ib: mostly 1525-16.25; 140-170 Ibs 14.00 1G.OO; largely 15.75 down; mediim and good 100-130 Ib pigs 9.75-13.25 good and choice sows 400 Ibs dowi 14.25-15.00; heavier weights 12.50 14.00; mostly 12.15 up; stags 8.50 11.00. Cattle 1200; calver 900; general! steady and moderately active on classes except vealers which 200 lower; med'um and-low good small lots of steers 23.25; odd head to 27.00; medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 23.00-25.50; one small lot good and choice heifers 27.50; common and low medium cows 17.50-19.00; canners and cutters 13.50-17.00. Continued from Page 1 ne day, $30 for a week nnd $100 or • month's peddling are set in he new ordinance. Sume Are Exempt These provisions do not apply to raveling salesmen nor n person elling ills own produce or property. In the malaria'Control program approved last night, the city will >rovlde the spray and labor. Equipment and supervision will be rovlded by the Malaria Control Division of the State Health Department. W. O. Stinnett Is in •harge of the Malaria Control Dl- islon In Hlythoville, Installation of additional park- ng meters It) the business district also was discussed by the aldor- nen but no action was taken. This discussion Is scheduled to be rp- nesvcd at the April council session February Finances Listed The monthly operating statement submitted to aldermen last night showed the city's revenues during February totaled $10,838.10 while expenditures amounted lo$14.2GG.42 As of Feb. 28, thcro was $21.0-10.58 in the general fund, $1501.23 ii Hie street fund and $3,7111.87 in the parking meter fund. Account.' payable totaled $5,024.20. Pilvilege license fees amounting to S3.02G lopped February revenue while sale of vehicle licenses followed, bringing S3.30ri.75. Other revenues included police and county fines, $1,840, parking meter receipts, $1.104.50; sanltalioi receipts, $1.667.75; and engineering department receipts, $192.00. Expenditures by departments Include Ihc following: Street, s-1,110.18; Police, $3,000.17; Sanitation, $2.015.54; Fire, $1,385.51; general anil administrative. S2.073.00; and bond interest, $500. The operating statement for the Municipal Airport showed revenues entirely from rentals, of $2,815.01 while expenses amounted to $•!,510.84. Of the expenditures. $2. Staies-Righter Speaks to Vets Here Tonight Rolwrt n. Snowden, Tennessee planter and an active stalcs-rlghl- er, win address members of veterans Iralnlne classes and the general public In (lie American Legion arena (anight. A graduate o( the University of rcnnessc , M,-. Snowden Is a veteran or both world wars. Sclng no- Ion in i(.:i|y ancl Sicily In World War II. lie was discharged a lieutenant colonel. Active In funning for the past 30 yciirs Mr. Snowden Is a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Committee He wns chiilrnmn of the Memphis Agrichltural Committee and was an Instigator In the original Plant to Prosper program in 1034. Mr. "nowden's address tonight will Lc entitled "flood Citlzcnshlii.G Hi., talk Is scheduled to start at 1:30. if these machines and acting on the idvice of leading cotton planters vho had used the machine, among hem experienced farmers from Corpus Christ!, Tex., and Little Rock, decided to push the project. He also wntchcd the machine In operation In Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. "Every farmer who had used the machine." Mr. Thomas said, "claimed that it gave promise of being the best cotton chopper ever Invented." "Slrnke of Human Hand" All of Ihem favored tile machine chiefly because Its acltoii resembled :hat of the human hand more y than any they had ever seen, he said. Mr. Thomas agreed to build the machine ami worked out the onul- nrcrlni; anil .structural problems He CHOPPER Continued from I'ngc. 1 tion for one year In the counties o Lawrence, Diiuklin, Cralghead Green, Puln.skl.nnd Randolph li Arkansas in addition to these being usrd in Mississippi.and Texas. Mr. Thomas'confetTcd witlij'useri also added a metal shield to protect the tractor driver from dirt dislodged by the revolving blades. Production of the Southern Belle chopper also will give a boost to Ulyuievlllc Industry. Machining work and a portion of the machine parts w'll be clone and supplied by local firms. A city sign shop will do all lettering on the cotton chopper whil' a Blytheville tin shop will construct the machine's dirt shields. The Uo-tone gray paint will be supl.lieu >jj nn air base paint man- iifactuier. Patent rights were purchased by Mr. Thomas with Mr. Hall to receive a royalty Iroin all sales of the machine. He also bought exclusive manufacturing and sales rights. Distribution arrangements are still pending and will be- disclosed In the near future, Mr. Thomas said. OLD $TAGG ^Straight Kentucky Bourbon in all its Glory! *NaturaUy / ,. J i y a liner / / '' drink Never \ ' , \ Sold until V , , J'onr (4.) Years V^O^' Old! ^< 117 <ent for salaries. Casli on hand In (he airport fund was listed as $14,420.90, H decrease of $2,012.62 under the preceding month. Accounts payable totaled $l,30f).0:i as of Feb. 28. And it's only $1.67 $794 $<50 lt-5 (M tl'lnt I V, I se rioor. KtmucKi siijutu lorngn nninii. m since IISIIUIM N., luimn. HITKIT. Driy'ing while Intoxicated Draws Sf iff Fine, Sentence Williard \V. Glover of Blytheville was assessed fines totaling $150 and costs, sentenced to 10 days in jail and had his driver's license suspended for 30 days in Municipal Court this morning on. his plea of guilty to charges of driving while under the influence of liquor and disposing of mortgaged property. The court, suspended $75 of the fine and the jail sentence during good behavior. In other action preliminary hearing for Walter Lee Manley, Ngero on a charge of burglary was continued until Tuesday. He is charged with entering the Two States Produce Company two weeks ago. and of our country In particular." 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