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July 31, 1920     Arkansas Catholic
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[&apos;S ORPHANAGE NUMBER more de" i papers and j slarge . one my reading which and strengthens 1 ristian virtues. PP.. XV, ˘, SECTION FIVE *+, o o ,: ,, ,+ ,, ,+ ,i + ,e l A Catholic Paper i.h a Perlmtu'fl Miss'ov,-- I'ope Leo XIll "'l+he Guardian" in [ every home--our Motto. T .:+ ........... . ? :%:,,  ; ,*+r+ +:, +, The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, Saturday, July 31, 1920 Number 7 ]ONESB(JJ I O---JPvgressive Metropolis o Craighead County of Northeastern Ark- it doing a Wonderful work in Jones- Institutions Among bore. Strongest in State. l The United Charities, through wlich Interests, Big everyone contributes and looks after Retail Stores, Center the needs of the poor in a systematic Area. manner, lied Cross under the diree- tion of Mrs. Josephine Whitfield :.neets little city of 15,000 the needs of every requirement along its line, inhabitants, the the Southwest--"Op- lying along the Crowley's Ridge through the East- high beauti- from cyclonic by rich alluvial produce bountifully• farms surrounding equal almost those chief crops being oats, alfalfa, rye, kinds produces well. has a good farming is a guarantee that and a good one, in a business of any and Schools. are necessary in ad- surrounding country, desirable in The Government and County togeth- er furnish a farm agent who at this ime is W. T. McKelly, and Home Demonstration Agent, Miss Alice Bridges, both of whom look after the agricultural and domestic need in a most efficient manner. _ Anyone coming into Jonesbore will obsmwe that this city is built along o ttvaetive lineg, showing that her citi- zens are wide awake. The city owns its oxen water works and light plant and we have the lowest water and light rate in the State. There are about 20 miles of paved streets at the present time and a $300,000.00 con- tract for additional paving now being' carried out. Tlm city has: a very nmall debt--in fact not worth mentioning. \\;.Ve have just purchased a motor ,weepcr, which will mveep clean every paved sn'eet in the city in two and a GOVERNMENT BUILDING They are schools, pure air, all can justly lay Schools are par excel- are seven grammar and two colored and are every denomi- Catholic, Christian, Methodist and are son4e magnifi- here, regarded of the State, the smaller churches, life in Jonesboro will The Volunteer Work- , an organization in he Salvation Alny half hours of ,which there will be about thirty miles. The city authori- ties are contemplating the buying of a motor fire apparatus, which move has been urged by the Lyons and Ro- tary Clubs and the Chamber of Com- x,,erce whose members carry the bur- cmn of the debt of the city. This will cnable Joesboro to secure a low fire insurance ]'ate. Out' people are up and doing when it comes to the better- men] of our city. The writer has not ?ound quite the equal of the 5onesboro crowd in pulling together and loyalty to home institutions. Commercial Aspect Jonesboro is the county seat of Craighead county and the metropolis w , .. L  "% ? " :,/' + or' the nor',hern half of the state of Arkansas. Her trade extends many, miles from Jonesboro. There is no! animosity on the part of any of her I :,ister cities; they simply admire her progressive spirit. When it comes to Jonesboro's trans- portation facilities they are unusual- ly good, three trunk line railroads, Frisco. Cotton Belt and Missouri Pa- cific and the J. L. C. & E., which tra- vmce a rich farming country. The Cbamber of Commerce maintains an unusually good traffic department, which is ever or, the alert for ,[ones- ST. BERNARD'S HOSPITAL VIEW FROM GREGG BUILDING, JONESBORO ,%t ul spirit oward this organization. ,League. The Civic League members Under the direction of M. S. Cogec, [are ex-officio members of the C. O. C. secretary and business manager, it is I These ladies are ever ready to take pushing out with all vigor to bring l:old of anything within their pro- Jone::boro to the knowledge of ?Jae world and place her where she right- fully belongs. ]t is calculated that w +thin 10 years ,we will have a popula- tion of at least 30,000 for we have the hero's interests from the traffic stand- point, umler the management of J. J. Robinette, whose wide experience in traffic work, places him head and s+houlders above the. average. We are vt this time, preparing to organize the North Arkansas Merchants & ll:anu- facturers' Association, which will take c'tre of the northern half of Arkansas and outhern Missouri. The Cham- ber of Commerce, witl an annual budget of practically $10000, which is functioning most excellently, is being supported by nearly 400 members. q_he Chamber of Commerce is the cen-- tral meeting place for nearly every- thing of civic and commercial inter- est to the city. There is a warm, loy- FATHER J. A. McQUAID. impetus and there will be no let-up. We have, at present, the following in- dustries: Ice factory, 4 machine shops, 4 bakeries 2 flour mills, 3 brickyards, hub factory, 2 spoke fac- tories, basket factory, ax handle fac- tory, 2 ice cream factories, 1 cream- cry, 1 dairy, cotton oil mill cotton compress, 2 soft drink manufaetur- er, etc. We have an excellent Y. M. C. A. under the supervision of Berl Smith, which institution takes care of he young man in a mos excellent way. Closely associated with 'this are the hey scouts, numbering about 300 boys under the chief direction of Executive E. R. Sapp. Everyone who knows anything :]bout the Lions or Rotary clubs knows what these clubs mean to a city. They are a wonderful asset, and cur clubs are most active. The Civic LSague (Women) is a very vital factor in our city. Most every member of the Women's clubs Jet the city are members of the Civic able to tall that this is a bustling, hus- tling city. In addition to the indus- tries there are four large wholesale houses which do approximately a busi- ness of $6 000,000 per annum. We have medicine- factory, two wholesale candy houses ,any number of brokerage con- cerns$ local ˘istributin4 points for the Burroughs adding machine, the National cash registers, the Stimpson computing scale, the Singer sewing machine, and many ther leading in- stitutions, all of which tends to show the importance of this city as a dis- tributing point. There are four of the largest banks in the state here, aggre- gate deposits b0ing $6.000,000 in 1920 as compared to $2,000,000 in 1916. The post office receipts themselves tell another story of our wonderful growth, as the following compara˘ive will .how: t904-5 ................... $30,582.11 1909-] 0 .................. 40,363.34 1914-15 ................... 57,692.65 1916-17 ................. '- 70,094.63 ,1918-19 ................... 92.205.02 In tlfis luilding there are the post office proper, P. O. Inspector t7. S. Attorney, U. S. Marshal. The Fed- eral court holds its sessions in this building, which is still another evi- dence of Jonesboro's importance for Uncle Sam does not set down such important offices unless there is a real demand. It would be an endless task to name !he retail stores in Jonesboro, but we estimate <#hat the retail business alone AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL BUILDING vince for the uplift or betterment of in Jonesboro aggregate Jonesboro. The:e facts are brought out to show that the citizens of Jonesboro let no opportunity pass to make it a most enviable city in which to live. There is that cordial "Good Mining" spirit that makes the stranger happy, which exists there. The population is divided into about 5 per cent white and 15 per cent colored. All are very contented in their environments; each one knows the place into which he fits• Commercial One needs but ca glance a the immense railroad yards here to be $10,000,000 per annum. More Buildings Needed Every office in Jonesboro is filled. and had we an additional office build- ing of five stories, they would also soon be filled and there would come to us many more large concerns who are looking for an opportunity to open up here. We could also furnish ample patronage for an additional hotel for those we have are continually crowd- ed and trade being turned away. There's no end of the opportunities in Jonesboro, truly, 'Opportunity's Gateway." Come and see for your- (Continued on Page 34) / // / . J* z ST. BERNARD S HOSPITAL .: + N S C Whole,0000ale Groceries, Fruits and Produce at Leachville, Pocahontas, Marked Tree JONESBORO, ARKANSAS and Mammoth Sprin00, Arkansas "4