The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1936 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 9, 1936
Page 13
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PAGE FOUHTEEN ~" BI/TTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Arizona Town Reels On Brink of Pit , Foundations Giving Way Beneath City Perched en Mountain Side BY MMKfFTr" KIKTNEIl (NEA Service Special Corrc- S|ioirilen() JEROME, Arfz.— Without waiting for Judgment Day, or even a •'•tentative tootle of . Gabriel's trumpet, this town Is slowly sliding Into the Glory Hole. Echrcely a day pusses without changes in Ihe curb linos, setlliiii: of buildings, cracks or bulges :ij>- peaving suddenly in mils, space suddenly appearing between build- j !nj>s wjildi Iitid l>ccn flush lo-' gether. , j The torn Is slipping, .sliding. 1 ter.o trig down the slope of Mlii- • gut mountain toward the Glory} Hcfic, the .vast: .excavation fro:n: v. rcMovccl thousands nf yards of > earth and copps-i-bearing ore which once nihflc Jerome n mining boom [own, Some clay thnt hole, which made Jerome, is going to unmake II again. It's quite- atoivn still, the irri largest In Arizona. Kill tlin founders who built II BO years ago cither didn't kno\v or were rare- less of the fad that It was built squarely above a "fault." That's the geologic!). „ a diflocajiou of lock layers wnen •"• "•• 1|1 - i""' L a section^ bleaks and then slips )lls llolnl - cilhei ftitlcnlly 01 horizontally "The nortlr.v so that the butt ciuts of the brck- Ollt J >lst '" ' car into blnstlng ami Viovels lmve in " ckc lljc '"'• x ', 1 »:oi'i)ln» to nntl that he couldn't utl. It out. 'Ihe approach \v;is ilcsti'oycd when (he tviith under uiie door sank IB Indies. ; Mnny buildlnjs K-nn over at rtninkri] nnples, Ihelr walls t;ul<- inf, Boine have had to be con- (kmiiiid. Kvcn (tie solidly built P. |'os(otfice shows a biickllni! the comcm llcov and crack 1 , over Ihc window sills. The residents are philosophical, Nrbofiv hns been killed or bnitly term for II111 ' 1 ns y»t- A liotel keejier cliiicX- •s when lps ns llc liolnls to the roof of ir. of •fsl corner sinmls lli Indies beyond • the so a e u ens o e 'e's- " unim uuyonii • me en rook:iajers no lont'er fit to- foundation point that used to be pether. , / plumb below l(." lie Itiugtis. "Some BOOHJEI) BY COl'I'l'Il Fl\'li I c!d boy Is ijolni? to get n 000-foot The \eiy excavation ol copper " (lc seme nijjht II his bedroom , ore at the base of Mmgiis nioun- s "" s off do\m the hllll" tain (probably (speeded up th'n Jerome people uren't worried slipping of the broken rock by- °" U| e contrary, they're rather crs of the mountain nnd now -Proud. What Ihcy put on the waits to lecehe the town which ''Sifin yon fee on entering tiie town the prospectois heedlessly built is truer talny than It ever was right at the point of the "slip," I "Von are entering Jerome, Ihc Sixty ytun ago discovery ol >" aA un[(|iie town In Ahicrlca." r rich copper deposits drew him- SMIMNC! TOU'AHI) "Gl.OIty" ( dieds of piospcctors to Mlngus •'•• Perclictl on the preelpltous mountain. Then big copper com-1 mountainside, with Incredibly panics bought up their claims and! "» n »° w streets that. .switOi nbnint- stnrtcd ctaelopmcnt Jerome wasj'y back and forth, it Is. not un- soon a luyjlnj town of 7,009; common for rour-slory houses lo people Money flowed like \\aler;. pay"rolls were Inrgc and the demand for entertainment «ns high. New popular songs were lushed from New York to Jcionie by special pony -express. TheatHca? troup's nnd ever) opera stars were linpoitcd at fabulous cost It was a boom town In the best western sense. Unlike so many of the boom towns, it did not die. Today It Is still a prospeious, busy mining community. But it Is sliding, slld- - ing-—' ' Thrc,e years "a'go residents noticed the first motcnicnt. But during the last three months the slipping lias been speeding up. BUILDINGS AKE REEUNG One man who had driven ills have their roofs nboiit nl the level Hint yon puss us you double! l;nck along the same street a little further along. Will Rogers once suggcsled that" "A drunken Mexican ei Jerome, Arts., • iraasis, top picture, of Us unusual qualities, but the advertisers did not suspect Him Iheh town, slowly toppling, wns to be more unusual still. Below, left an overnight, drop In one man's garage llooi. At right, a <cenc on one of the main streets. Note ilio.nngle of the building and the telegraph pole, and the crack at the top ol the building front caused by the slipping and sliding of the town's underpinning-. blind mule" miist have laid out the t?wn. If they tbcusht Jfiome was unique when; they put up [he sign, (hey should see It today. But they'd better hurry, for one or these days, should the mountain fault take a sudden rather than a gradual slip, the whole town .might go rumbling down into ilic Glory 'Hole. The'tmi nt Home, nccoiu-' inodaled 100,000 spectators, 87,0001 or which were sealed. Us avena I measured 182 feet from side to' side, and 285 feet from -2nd lo end. ! Flying Wedding Tour offerer], P,eno Couples DEMO (UP)—population considered, Reno produces more plane passensers than any city on (he | nationwide system or ^United Air Lines because It i s both n marriage nnd divorce ccnler, olliclals sav. , TUB nil- line accents the mnrrl- nge fen lure by ottering an 'nll- exp?iis6 wedding '.our including Ihc Illght, license, minister and bridal sulla. Read Courier News Want A*J. The earth weighs 5,885516,000- CM.OOO.OtO.OOO tons. NOTICE To Our Customers We are now closing our ire- pair department and gas station nt 9 P. M-.f ! each day, however we will' maintain all night service at,the Hlytheville Motor ' ' Sales Co. Phone 1000 ror Service At Any Time * Tom Little Chevrolet Co. nr' THE Old Gold Presents CIGARETTE H ERE'S tKe cigarette you've been waiting for! The last word in fine tobacco enjoyment. The new 1937-Model Doubk- Mellow Old Gold! Note the easy ignition, the instant pick-up, the unparalleled smoothness! Thai's because of the choice prize'"crop tobaccos in Double-Mellow Old Golds! they're always fresh, be- cause two jackets of the finest moisture-proof Cellophane keep O.Gs as full of flavor and enjoyment as the day they left the assembly line at the factory. Best of all—it costs nothing to trade in your old obsolete model cigarette for the new factory- fresh 1937-Model Old Gold. Get a demonstration! Double Your Money Back if Old Gold doesn't thrill you. SPECIFICATIONS BODY: Double-Mellow pritt crop tobaccos throughout. ' TVfl'.lAll.Weather (%« jackets of Cellophane protect Double-Mdlow Old Golds • agoing drtfri*yj, x dampness „ - anddusf—' PERFORMANCE: Smooth- cst in the world. ' , CYLINDERS: TuxmtyrSlZE, S/J6t>!/21I/i6". , . , BORE: They never bore'? ' MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1936 , OUIES JACKEr OF "CEUOPHANE" Openifrom IS, BsHom "ASK THE MAN WHO SMOKES THEM INNE* JACKET OF "CEUOrHANE" Op«ni fiem th* Top II The Mead Clothing Co invites Blytheville and all Mississippi County to their great tOf>COAT EXPOSITION by Hart Schaffner & Marx and Mans field This hrfsrbepn a great jWr, for eenlcmti.'tls and expositions. Now we are holding one of jour own and \vhat-aii exposition it is!! In all yonr lifetime' you've never seen such a great selection oC topcoats as \vc have for yon all this week It's an exclusive Hart Schaffncr .& Marx and JJunsHcId" show. .. .that means the very" last word in style, pattern, woolens and tailoring. Here's just „ short preview ol what you'll see.... trim fitting double breasterfs (the chap at (he Ml has one on) ... .the easy fitting British Raglan (as shown on the ri;;hl), a model that looks doubly smart i,, West End Covert. You'll sec plenty of other line fabrics, too.... the celebrated Humbler, . luxurious 100'; Camel Hairs, downy Shellands, Cricket Velours. Sixes for everyone!! WEST END COVERTS 100-;. CAMEL HAIR . RfiMELERS $ 35 *35 $35 Tailored by Hart Schaffner & Marx SHETLANDS CRICKET VELOURS $ 25 *25 .Tailored by Mansfield -&s usual the best is always at MEAD CLOTHING Co 315 WEST MAIN STREET Blytheville's Headquarters for Particular Men HENLEY FLEECES

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