The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1941 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 3, 1941
Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Land Pioneering Is Marked ' By Many- Struggles In LAVS'NO. Mich. (UP)— The era of ^crnestcadin? in Michigan — e 45-year period which brought settlers of all nationalities to -^the lakes and forests of the north 'and the farms of the central section- is ended. The last Michigan homesteaders were five persons in the village of Hflrvood. in the Upper Peninsula copper country, who recently received deeds to 40 and 80 acre parcels of land after living on it, improving it and paying a 10-cents an acre homesteading fee. Michigan homesteading is a thing of the past because the supply of state-owned farm land is exhausted. In 1935, the legislature repealed the law under which homesteads were taken up, and lands now reverting to the state are largely non-agricultural. Agricultural properties that revert to the state because of taxes need not be given —they always are sold immediately. / Last Number 6800 HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis COM, mi BY NtA JttVICE. INC T. M. KEG, U. S. PAT. OFF Mr rns. The board of direc-! Elmer Newton Loblev Route Three tors includes C. W. Watson, former : Blytheville; C]w&l£ r Sn™te* president; Dr. George c. Cone, wood, Tomato • ia "* on uaael W. E. Hunt and Godfrev r. White . Negroes-Leiand Orvie Walton, ... ce his ; Sidney Robinson and Earl Grcn- date comimttees ?t a later jshaw. all of Blytheville; Alexander Howard MOO«, viee or S? S ^"Ecr A 'S the National Bank of Commerce, Three, and Johnie D. Holbert and THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1941 Memphis, was the guest speaker at this week's meeting. delinquent, "Bui, Surge, what do I want with a 'pill box'? I'm not sick'" away now j . . _ _ (commission show. In one annual j inspection report, now in the com' mission's files, appeared the story The last homestead certificate O f one farmer who was home- issued in Michigan was dated Oct. steading a hilly section of land 29, 1935, .and was to be replaced W ith a team of horses. The report late in 1940 by a deed if .all its added that the horses were lost terms were met. It was certificate w hen they fell out of the pasture. No. 6800, but far fewer than 6.800 Even Castle Rock, a stone promon- farms resulted from the home- tory overlooking the straits of steading plan. Cancellations were Mackinnc at St. Ignace, was home- common as hopeful families unused steaded. to backwoods life .gave up a desper- j i n 1933, w h en industrial Mich- ate struggle to make a living on, i gan cities, burdened with heavy the poor soil of the scrub-pine and welfare rolls, turned to the idea of ore country. obtaining homesteads for families The first Michigan homestead O n relief, it was found the state grant was issued July 11, 1895, but;owned imic if any available land earlier homesteading was carried; that could be farmed successfully. on in the state on federal lands and so-called swamp-lands granted to the state by the federal government in 1850. All recent homesteading, however, was under an 1893 law designed to return to tax rolls tax- delinquent lands which in that year began to revert to state ownership. Land Poorly Chosen With the award of the five Dickinson county deeds, homesteading in Michigan became a part of his j torv. Bad Luck May Pile Up LONDON (UP) — Joe Davis, the Mrs. Ear! Walker Is Slogan Contest Winner Mrs. Earl Walker of Blytheville was announced in New York today as winner of a $25 United States government, savings bond in a slogan contest sponsored by a soap company. Names of over 500 other winners throughout the United States were announced today. Prizes included a 51,000 bond, 25 of $100 value and SCO bonds of $25 each. Arc Welding Course Is Completed By Nine Nine men have completed the second course of instruction in arc weiciiny;, second National Defense Trade school conducted at Joe Atkins' Machine Shop, 'George Connell, coordinator of Trade and Industrial Education here, announced today. Those taking the course included Robert Weidman, T. J. Smith, Sam Sikes, William Lambert, Connie ope, C. C. Barneti, Pat Hilliard, ' Jack Trimble and Edward Work- nan. instructors were Alvie (Speck) McGregor and Joe Atkins. The course was sponsored by Blytheville public scnoois in cooperation with the Arkansas State Board lor Vocational Education and the United Suites office of education. The entire cost was paid under the National defense program. Other classes in oxy-acctylcnc welding, raaio repair, radio communications and electrical appliance repair and maintenance be ready to -start soon. Classes in welding and machine tool operation are now in progress at the Blytheville Machine Works and at Wilson Machine Shop, Wilson, for men engaged in mechanical trades. In addition, there are a number of pre-employment classes being held in Blytheville and Mississippi county under direction of Vocational Agriculture departments tor the benefit of out-of-school young men. Timothy Carter Wright, Two. Blytheville; George Hnrdin. Avmorel. Route Early PRICES GOOD I. & SATURDAY WK SELL FOR LESS PRICES GOOD FRI. & SATURDAY "Unarmed Combat" T{iu«h( CAMP BORDEN. Ont. <UP>— Today's war may be mechanised but Mir Canadian .soldier is bfing taught the use o!' the clbov.', the knee, the edge oi ihc- hand, and the sharper edge of the helmet. The name of the course is "Unarmed Combat" ami combines the liner points of and .street lighting. Ben F. Butler Named Osceola Rotary Head OSCEOLA. Ark., April 3.—Ben F. Butler, mayor of Osceola and prominent implement dealer, wti elected president of Osceola Rotary Club at the annual election world's snooker champion is wn-! this week. Mr. Butler succeeds tiering whether bad luck, generally A man eager to begin, farm life supposed to go with broken mir- often failed to scrutinize closely rors, can be measured by the foot, the agricultural possibilities of the The reason Ls that his famous 20- land for which, he had contracted, conservation foot mirror—the largest ever made in England—has been broken. Carroll W. Watson as president on Elected to serve with Mr. Butler were D. S. Laney. vice president; the Rev. L. 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