Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 13, 1952 · Page 13
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 13, 1952
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W. «$T MAI TIMK, fmi**vm, Aitonm flwnfey, (tan* 13, IfM Big Plans At Bella Vista, Run By Linebargers For 30 Years, After Sale To Texan Beritonviile-(Special)-There'a * MW Texan la the saddle at Bella Vista. · . Jiist S3 years after th« 'three Linebarger brothers from Dallas fashioned their ."Dream Resort," K'L. Keith of Borger has purchased the property. Keith has plans for Bella Vista. And there will be some changes mide. They will be carefully thought out changes of a man who is no stranger to the resort business in the Ozarks. For Keith has owned and operated Lake Keith at Cave Springs since coming here four years ago. · Keithj 50, came to Cave Springs, "looking for a nice place to build a resort." He*was once in the appliance business in Borger and owns rental property there. Borger is the West Texas town that underwent an oil boom a few years ago. Keith will build t $75,000 home at Bella Vista. He will retain Lake Keith and probably hire a manager for one of the two resorts. OS9 All-Aluminum · N H i N c r . i*»r «*»y «p «* i«» Beautiful Colon. Aik r.r Dttalh. CLARK VENETIAN BLIND AWNING CO. U WIHiMM ML Mil Alter 3 p. m. Anglers have come to regard Lake Keith as a fisherman's paradise. The new owner promises plenty of fishing at Bella Vista too.- A 25-acre lake will be hull about 200 yards below the site oJ the present dam and will be stocked with bass and channel cat T h e r e will also be fly fish- i n g ' f o r trout in the bubbling mountain streams. Hotel Sale Included Included in the purchase are the Sunset Hotel, business office, a 50 by 210 foot swimmii-R pool, lake pavilion, golf course, and approximately 700 lots. The land deeded to Keith constitutes 450 acres .The summer homes at Bella V.'s'ta belong to individual owners' and of course, were not included in the purchase: C. A. Linebarger will remain in Bella Vista to look after his ranch and other holdings in Benton County. The Wonderland Cave was retained as a part of the Linebarger property, under the name of Florence and C. A. Linebargcr, Jr., the elder Linebarger's son and wife. The sale, which was one of the largest ever consummated in ate under the name Bella Vista-Benton County, was handled ay the Terry Peel Agency. Attorney Jeff Rice drew up the legal papers. : .The resort will continue to oper- Pure orange flavor that children like. Accuracy that Mothers prefer. Tablet« «re !1 a d u l t doae. Bur It toivr. »c. TAKE HEED OLD BOY--Lance Cpl.'Jim' Mills. British military' poliwman, of South Shields. England, directs military traffic somewhere in Korea with the aid of a sign designed by military traffic experts to catch the eyes of drivers. Moot question: Will drivers · ' watch the road, or the sign? a name which people have held synonymous w i t h Linebarger Brothers for the past 33 years. For the Linebarger brothers made Bella Vista. T h'e y . came up from Texas in 1918 with lots of initiative, courage and-cash. : 'We didn't know where we were going," C. A., Sr., recalls, "but we knew the central part of the United States needed a resort," Penned Partnership The partnership \yas composed of three brothers, F. W. who is now dead, C.'C., now retired and living in Henderson, Texas and C. A. . 'We were partners from the ime we were 18 years old," C. A. says. "I don't 4 hink a closer partnership ever existed." The Linebargers had done a lit:le promoting "down in Texas be- 'oreM'heir sojourn to the Ozarks. They built Tom Ball. "We laid out the town of Tom 3all, Texas, and named it after the governor and today it's a city with stop lights." The quest of a spot to build .heir new town brought the bro- hers to the valley of Sugar Creek where the oak-covered Ozark hillsides rose from the cornfields n the bottom forming the sides of a giant bowl. · Spring Helps Sale It was the. gushing spring that sold them on the spot. The 2,000,000 gallons of water per. day pewing out of the ground cinched what proved to be a baby bonanza for Benton County. The Uinebarger brothers bought up the .farms around the spot and jroceeded to promote Bella Vista. ["hey built, furnished and sold 743 summer homes. The buyers bought the cottages completely 'urnished together with the lots .hey were built on. Most of the homes went to out-of-statc people who came to the Ozarks in he summers to forget the trials and tribulations of the years. o "boom and bust." Prices rangec from. $2,000 to $7,500. The Sun set hotel, which sits on top of £ hill west of the highway, was fin ishcd in 1929. Prior to the com plotion of the hotel the lodge heli the social whirl at the resort. No two cottages at the resor arc exactly alike. "We didn't want it to look like a mining town," Linebarger re vealed. -"One year 1 went ti Canada and when I came bacl we built a whole new section o homes using the different architecture 1 saw there." Most of the cpttages nestle against the steep and rocky Qzark hillside. "We pioneered the resort business in the Ozarks," C. A. asserts "Our summer home owners hav spent millions-of dollars in Benton county.". Idea Paid Off It was a new thing, this idea ol the brothers from Texas, and it paid off. The resort weathered a depression, a war and continuec to function at the time of the sale It did all right during the 30's when resorts all over the country were folding up. It flourished during the late war when gas rationing hampered tourist travel 'There has never been a year the resort failed to make money' C. A. said. "We didn't sit and wail forpcople to come down the highway and stop, we depended on our cottage owners who -returnee every year." . During World " War II Camp Crowdcr soldiers crowded into the Sunset Hotel and the Wonderland nightclub. Bella V i s ta's "season" begins,on June 1'and runs through Labor Day. Much Activity There-is evidence of frcch palnl and fresh money 'on many of the cabins..-One summer resident recently spent over $5,000 revamping his summer home. Others lave taken up full time residence P a f t o n ' s Tasfemork has them! NEW, CONVENIENT, HALF-GALLON Paper Bottles Mello-D Milk Now you can gel famous Taslemark Mello-D Milk in the new half-gallon paper bottle. Save§ time... saves space... ends icebox clutter. More convenient--· plentiful ; supply of good, rich Taslemark Mello-D Milk on hand at all times. Taslemark Milk it now available in the new, convenient half- gallon paper bottles. Buy your Tastemark Mello D Milk--in half-gallons when you buy your groceries. . * * · . 'lastemark* HMU t The quality, purity, taste and tex- · » turc of Taslemark Mell-D Milk has * * * been checked and double-checked by the famous Tastemark Homemakers Panel. Panel members are women just like yourself, who tastc-tcsl dairy products right in their ·wn homes. Their stamp of approval means you and your whole family are a»«ured of the very highest quality when you insist on Tastemark Dairy Products. * * * AFHWWO Tastehiark * rANii * MILK · v r r o u t M I I K W H I N r o u §wr rev* o i o e i n u i In Bella Vista or purchased farms or other properly nearby. Some five employes who have completed many years of service wM'i II," LInebnrecrs employed by the new owners. Elmer .»uy, UU, one of the best known people m the resort, will stay on; May was foreman ol one of the building crews and operated the information booth for many years. He has been with the Llncb'arRcrs since the resort opened. Lillian Green, an office employe for the past 22- years, will also be retained. The death of F. W. Llncbargor arid ' the retirement ol C. C. prompted the other -brother, C. A., to sell the property; No Immediate Changes No major changes arc seen for the-resort In the Immedlatf future, Wonderland civ*.will continue tp operate. Keith hut indicated he would like to lease out the hotel for the summer until he has time to develop other aspects of the resort. He may fix up the swimming pool, and plans to go ahead with construction of the dam.. Eventually saddle horses and ponies will be made available: Trail rides htivc always played an Intricate part in entertainment at Bella Vista. Firm And Ranch Purchased In addition to the resort, Keith has purchased the ISO-acre Knott farm and the 222-acre Bob Gates ranch. Purebred Angus cattle will be grazed. Keith said he may level off the golf course so planes can land. FLORIDA VALENCIA CABBAGE Pascal C E L E R Y B T Grapefruit . . 3for29c Radishes . . . bch. 5c Lug* 41 iii« Duncans Honwfrawn, crisp, Imdu Green Onions, 2 bchs. 15c WinesapApples 2lbs.25c Cfbp. green, Homtgtown ·mall crisp, Juicy strawberi7 Preserves»Td r .s,TMi,3 jara ' . . ' · · ' · · ;,-. _!'..'. i r .,/ · Pqsc ° Brond ' / 6 ^*fresh-squeezed. L cans IIMPP Pqsc ° Brond ' JUIUU Mil K Also Carnation, 0 tall O.Tt If 11LII Evaporated, enriched. £ can* £ 1 * : ' ' · - ? Swiffning . . . . . 3-lb. can 79* Angel Food Cake . . . . . each 39 All purpost Shortening Wilh d.llclous chocolate Iclnf Kroger Flour . . . 2Mb. bag $1.84 Shortcake Shells . ... . . pkg.15* . * * Serve with fr«h From Si Bleached, enriched, Fine ertn t*xlure Orange Juice . . . . 46-oz.can 19 Krogtr Brand or Dontld Duck Tomato Sauce . . . 3 8-oz. cans 25* Del Mohit Brand Kroger Macaroni . . 2 Ib. pkgs. 35 Elbow Tiritly, Strrt ijilh chmt Windsor Cheese . . . Mb. loaf 79^ Delicious m.lltd'on mactronl J1 1J-.1.35* cans ftrtwbtrrlts Kroger Bread 2 Froth. Und.r-Kll, 10 os. loaf. = . . . lie HibletsCorn 2 Swaai. Itndtr, gotdtn ytll.w Niblels Mexkorn 2 SWM! fallow e'en wlik rtd and grtan ptpptrt '.i'zr.W" Mini Delighls . Tally after dinn.i lid-bili n i l " Pork Loin Ground Beef Sliced Bacon . . Ib. 39c Wlcklow Brand, Tray packtd Slab Bacon . . Ib. 35c Holly Brand, 1-10 Ib. Avgt. Wholt slab Bologna . . . . Ib. 49c Swill Prtmium, tlktd or plKt Select Shrimp Green Giant Peas twMi. Indn. stlMttd Spotlight Coffee MUd, flagrant. Hot-dated . . Ib. pkg. 29 Kroger Coffee Win.y-rkh. Vacuum packtd 9 Inch loin cut 3-$2,25 Ib. con Kroger Mode, fresh, lean, pure. Ib. Skinless Weiners.. lb.55c i ·will Prtmium, Itndtr, |ukf , i Ocean Perch Ib. ctn. 39c I niters, Krot*r Frta-thor. Bread . v Whiting Fish .. Ib. 19c Cltaarf, r«dr l.r Ik. pan Kroger Vein-X

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