Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 1, 1947 · Page 5
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 5

Pampa, Texas
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Sunday, June 1, 1947
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' ?1<> Vi»>.\':.;?r West Texas and G«H Coasi Areas Report Largest Population Growths By Thie Associated tress -Jtis has grown amazingly since the last official census, an Associ- ,ated J*ress survey of major cities and.; countries indicates. Maiiy towns have become cities, WTO the wide open spaces are fill- M8 up. The growth is attributed to industrialization, the hundreds of major war industries that have rcjMWted to civilian production and €»ray County reports an csti- matcd 1947 population of 27,000 as compared with 23,911 carried in the official 1940 census, accord- teg to the Associated Press sur- City'of Pampa now has an 'estimated 18,000 people, an ih- creasc of 5,105 ever the 1040 figure of 12,895, or a 39 percent Increase. Officials have predicted '* population of 23,000 by 19SO for *he city. stayed In production,' the heavy influx of former soldiers who trained iri Texas and have moved back tvith their families to live, increased shipping, greater oil production, Increased agriculture and livestock, and new businesses. The increase invites speculation. Texas ranked sixth among the States . when the 1840 census was Wtkoti. It had a total of 0,418,321, and trailed New York (13379,022), Pennsylvania (9,891,700), Illinois (7,874jlB5), Ohio- (6,888,623 j and California (6,873,688). Other states -niso nave grown. Obviously California hns increased in population as much or more than Texas. ; But have Illinois Pennsylvania and Ohio? Will Texas m 1950 rank with the top rout- States in populaion? The Census Bureau hns esljniat- ett that the entire population of H l n n VU lted statcs has Wined about 31,000,000 since 1040. it is now up to 140,000,000. The indicated Bain 1,1 »*" *£ tllc Texas slu ' vcv seems S,? 01 ' tnan tnc national average. The Texas survey included all major towns, and every area in the state. The trend is to the citv, put counties also have grown, ai- though not as rapidly, as the urban * Many of the estimates of 1947 population were made by Chambers °i,. c . omm ^ce. Others were made by utility companies basing estimates on electric . outlets, by industrial i-j^ 1 ^ city directories, government officials, housing authorities, employment bureaus, newspaper circulations, and private -statistical surveys. The over-all average of Texas Cities was 48.7. percent. The largest single increase was reported by Orange, which grew from 7.427 to 35,000, or an increase of 372 percent. • Among the big cities, Dallas led with a 58 percent increase, jumping from 294,734 in 1940 to 450,300 in 1947. Houston, however, remained the state's largest city with a 1947 estimated population of 480,000, a jump of 25 percent over 1940's 384,514. West,- Texas and Gulf Coast areas reported *he largest growths, both by city and county. The Coast boasted greater indutrialization, chemical plants, shipping, and the West Texas area livestock, oil, and greatly expanded agriculture. These. -are the towns reporting: Houston, Dallas, Port Worth, San Antonio, Waco, Odessa, Lufkln, Orange, 'Lamas.a, Wichita Palls, Alice, Abileiw, Greenville, Port Arthur, Big Spring, Brownsville, Denison, Midland, Palestine, Amarillo, Pampa, Denton, and McAl- len. The counties: McLennan, Ang6- lina, Harris, Ector, Tarrant. Orange, Dawson, Bexar, Wichita, Jim Wells, Taylor, Hunt, Jefferson, Howard, Orayson Midland, Anderson, Potter, Gray, Denton, Hidalgo, and Cameron, The major 'difiicu;iy caused by the growth of Te;ias had been in the housing field. Every town said the shortage was aggravated by the population boost. But there' was no complaint. All towns were proud of the growth, and predicted the housing problem could and would be overcome. Optimism also v.'as indicated by the estimates the various cities made of thnir expected 1950 population when the next official census will be taken. All predicted substantial growths over today's figure. The increase has aiso brought substantial and in some cases almost Unbelievable increases in buy- Ing power, in money in the bank, in increased business. However. New problems have developed. Houston said -the welfare load had increased. Industrial growth brought more Union activity, ahd more labor-management disputes and strikes than formerly. Office and building spticc is at a premium in Odessa, and doubtless other cities. Port Worth, in addition to housing, etc., reports traffic congcHtlon. The swollen population of Orange, and the inability, of local merchants to expand rapidly enough, has forced local citizens to tnulc in nearby cities such as Beaumont and Port Arthur. Lamesa had difficulty with utilities keeping pace with growth. San Antonio . found its .sewage system overtaxed. Alice wad its city government wns inadequate, as well as its schools. Changes had to be made. Port Arthur, in addition to the regular problems, discovered that its fire department was too small for the growing city. Denison also had trouble with utilities. Midland's rapid growth, augmented by the shortage of materials, forced ifc school system to lag. Amarillo is experiencing water problems, shortage of sewer facilities, crowded schools, and definite housing and office shortage. At Pampa, hospital facilities arc inadequate. Money has been voted for a new .and larger , institution. Den ton's 250,000-gallon water system nearly drained dry last summer. Gas companies and telephone companies couldn't keep up with demands for connections. Business everywhere remained good, although a tapering off from the post-war peak was indicated as a buyers market began to develop. The 1940 census of G,414,824 for Texas was broken down into urban, rural, (non farm) and rural farm as follows: Urban 2,911,389, rural (non farm) 1,354,248, and rural rural farm 2,149,187. Even seven years ago, 'cities led in population, and rural farm was second. The greatest increase today seems to be in the cities. But counties as a whole also show substantial increases, indicating the rural areas are not being depleted *> We fix flats. • 24-hour service. • We pick up McWILLIAMS SERVICE STATION 424 B. Coylcr Phone 37 PORTRAITS - COMMERCIALS Smith's Studio 122 W. Foster I'hono 15U Poppy Day Sales Net $150 for Vets SHAMROCK— (Special) — The Poppy Day Sale in Shamrock, last Saturday netted the wounded wai veterans $150. One thousand of the little paper flowers were.sold, twice the number ever ordered before. •The American Legion Auxiliary was in charge of the sale and Cub Scouts worked distributing the pop.- pies and collecting the donations. Cubs of Den No. 1 led in the field of sales, taking in $48. Mrs. R. M Barkley is Den Mother of the winning group. !\EVEK SEE FINISHED JOB Though familiar with sugar, cane most native coolies who work the iiclds of tropical Malaysia have never seen the finished product, because the raw material is exportec to be refined. B RIGHT EN THEM UP! ENAMELOID ye»t furniture, walls, woo4- lawft «(i4 porch furniture to life, gorgeous color; lasting ty! Anyone can apply this hard- 'd?yiog, decorative ^% $l ^49 j,,v *, nrnrmpp, fWWTWfUTffff <^^ %• -m^ * , : M1RACU WACl, 'm\*WM»J3lS8& ****mir**mm**^--ummimymi/1lf I mu. . .1 uuwmiui PAKHANDLE LUMBER CO., INC. f> P«** e r PhQIie 1000 '•Ajf ttui" . - JL .„, -jmt ' 'A ' ' A Market Bnefs WALL .STREET STOCKS NKW YORK, May 31—l/P>—The N T r>w Vorh stork nml curl) pxchnns;ps wt-rf olosi-tl today, InuiigurntlnK a. •1-montli FUTnmor PtiUirday closinc; schedule- llmt will kc-op opfnitionw niiKi>i_"irtP<1 on Hint rtrty until the first Saturday In Oclolic-r. Security in.'trkols in filio.s will follow tlu- New York natu-rn. Somo commodity m.'irlaitv, liifluiliiiR; (In 1 CliitviKO U'jnrc1 nf Trnilp. rnsnmc-d ul)f;ii'ticms tu'lny followiticr obKcrvaim,' of Memorial Day on Friday. KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS rtTY. May 31— </n -- (I'S'PA) — Cattln; ComiKirerl wltli Friday last \VPC!< slniiRlilfr str;ors anrl In. if ors xlr;!irly i-nws 00-1. HO lownr: BOdd liitllK wr.ih to 'i~\ lov.-rr: IHVVI r ST:H]<-S 2.~-fiO Imvi-i 1 ; vcjjilrrs and calves ivi.alt to l.nn lower: cliolf ( > MnnKr-r Mild TfOdcr .slf-r-rs nlmut steady: week's lop lifr-f Hirers 2IJ.- r >0 on lo.-id ehoien Mf.O lb: several loads Jir,S-):!2S II) 20.00-23: bulk comprise^ good 1 and choice 23.EO-25.7fi: load choice strong v'clffht- mixed Klocr and heifer ycar- lln/Ss 2G.OO; bulk R-ood and choice ffd heifers and mixed yearlings 22.. r ,02-1. 7 J: rfffftt ' Kmi dcow.« Kite 1C.OO- 17.HO; Rood and choice vealers 20.00- i',.00; K'-.vcral .shipments cood and choifc.' sloekor rind feeder steers 22.25- 2tt. 00; most, medium and rood grades . , )S.!>n-LM.7ri: good and low choice stock lieif.'i-s In Irtad lots 1!>. 00-21X00: medium ;uir| food stuck crurs with calves at si'li! larircly 15.00-S5. Mosr- • •('nniriai-fil whh Fiday Insl W"ek Uneven. lights. hllleliers ;md smvs r.n.r." higher: closing lop 2.|.7r,r ,';ows 10.25 down. FORT WORTH LIVESTOCK Fni-T \\-ruiTir, M.-IY 31— f/T'i .. ,irsl).\) -- Caitle — for week: Beef rt'-ei-s and yearlings strong to 25 higher, fat cows .strong, stockers 'strong, wce.k's tops: 1>ccf s leers and yearlings 21.25. l..|fers 2:1.25. cows Kioeker leanings 21.00: week's lui'ks: Mnrlium and good slaughter and yearlings 1!t.on-2!t.ftO; merl- i'un line] grind cows 14.5n-17.rrO. medium uiid Kootl stoekor 17:50-20.00. Calves For week: Strong to TO higher, ft6od and choice IO.5ft-JS.Sfl; medium 14.0P-19.")0. rnr-cllutn and E"O(I ulociter calves 17.."0-IO.oO. fjogs—For week: But'-li'T hot-M 7;' higher, sows DO hi£-licr. -Mocker pigu steady; week's tops: Ituicher )/'>.t-- 21.76, .sows ID.00. ftocki'r pip.,-; Closing bullk: good and HuMr,-. isij. 300 ll.s 2.|.. r ,0-2-l.7."i. goo.l ami cl-oir.. 325--I50 ll>s. 22.7.1-2.1.'!». t;.,. •) end choice 150-175 I')-.- 21' r.n-2 s "5 '-"\v- stock..-!- nigs" i'i.MI-^i.On.^ CHICAGO WHEAT CHICAGO. .M.-iv HI—'.-1'. Open Hifih L<?w C!o-.e .IIy 2.22 l .,.-2..'(2''. 2..'M 2.::"•'.. ;:..•:!'i..-•_'::i I)....' 2..?;]>.;-2.2:! "2.21 ~ •i.y ,''Li' 1 ' 1 '' May 2.JO 2.20'.; 2.IT 1 .. J.i;:.- 1 , CHICAGO GRAIN f.'llir.Vii). Jlav SI (,TI r-iear Wea'lH.'l' ttvr-r hte .Sritllh vve.-;J i Ml v.'itil"r ivheat belt, where KIIII-. h;irv..-.;iiiK already i« y|;iri Ins; in early field---, r-;uts"d fairlv lie;u->' :;':!!in[j pr,- .--ure in Hie bread r-ar.-al o ntlie Hoard n( Trade Inday. AVIn-al r..p|.,-.l a:- iniieh a -I r-eni-,- at tiin-'S aij.l riiii.--i- i;rain.- '•VVC-akeiir.-d. \\'l)e;lt Closed Ml..-!", lower, .Illl.V f?."t'..-2.S1, cnrn wan 1>C-J'.4 loiver, .Julv ?i TT-'-i- 1 '.. ,-Hiri o.its tvpre %I 1 ,, lower. Jiily_fiO-90'.4. TORT WORTH GRAIN Kivp.T \VMIiTII. M:iv .'11— (/T'l — \Vli-.-il No. 1 hnril ii"\v crop 2.CO-2.G3. i;:ii-i-.\- NO. 2. i:r,r,-i.r,o. <i.i'« No. 2 whllr:; No. 2 ''->:':) '.vii 2 vrllow 2.0:i-2.0J; No. 2 ^••<-.-\i\\mx No. 2'yellow miio n'jr 100 It is estimated that between fifty and a liundi'Pd inJllion people diocl of fmallpo.x alone in the 17th Ccn- iuiy. Quality Upholstering Since 1937 BRUMMETT FURNITURE CO. Pampa News, Sunday, June 1, f 947 PAftfe B Say It With Flowers Is more than just our slogan, it is the; most practical way to mcol any occasion. FLOWERS — Always Acceptable CLAYTON FLORAL CO. 410 E. Foster Phone 80 ST.MORIT2 72"x84"—5-lb. in blue only. A!! sizes, sanforized Each garment Sizes 10-20. Browns, Blues LUNCH GUEST TOWELS In pcstel colors and all reduced to PRINTED Rayon and linen blue or red c yd. All new spring and summer styles and fabrics REDUCED TO LOUSES 1SSES TEA All kinds and colors WOMEN'S SILK Sizes 8V2 to 101/2 ic BUGS AND BATH MAT SETS All Colors All Sizes All Kinds A very large assortment! £00 and $00 (BASEMENT) """" —-'•—* """' *""""' v ""§ LUNCH CLOTHS 48"x5Q"—Laundered Ready for use TWO TONE CASUAL COATS Browns and blues in sizes 35 to 40 All wool 00 Unbeatable Values in ! SMART MEN'S j CRETONNE ' p-^it • • •t} 54" wide 98° Besement 1 UNPAIKTED VANITY TABLES SPORT I SHIRTS i Small, Medium, Lar"ge BENCH TO MATCH 7. Sl.OO L Long Sleeves 2.00

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