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^*^31^ . ** : T . IN ARKANSAS-AMERICAN CAN COMPANY, Fort Smith. This new plant, completed in 1947, serves a grow ing market that has expanded with Ark ansas' presently developing canning in dustry. The company also operates a plant in Louisiana. IN LOUISIANA-MARION T. FAN NALY, INC., Ponchatoula. With its affiliate, Fannaly's Fine Foods, Inc., this concern specializes in quick frozen and canned fruits, vegetables, poultry, and seafoods and the processing of pure preserves and jellies. Expanded in 1948, this plant is recognized as the largest freezing operation of its type in the United States, with strawberries and seafoods as the principal raw materials, and with refrigeration facilities capable of accommodating at one time 15 mil lion pounds of frozen foods. IN MISSISSIPPI-THE BUCKEYE COTTON OIL COMPANY, Jackson. Cottonseed from Mississippi's famed cotton fields are the raw materials used by this plant to manufacture high qual ity vegetable oil for shortening and salad oil, high protein livestock feeds, cotton linters and cellulose. For further information write Area Office, 211 PROCESSING INDUSTRIES grow IN THE MIDDLE SOUTH Food processing plants are swelling the ex panding number of industries which are develop ing in THE MIDDLE SOUTH. Processors are attracted to THE MIDDLE SOUTH by the wealth of annually replaceable agricultural, dairy, poultry and seafood products. These provide the foundation for an expanding family of industries-the business of converting THE MIDDLE SOUTH bounty into marketable products. And THE MIDDLE SOUTH, an area of economic unity formed by Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, has the other necessary advan tages to complement its replaceable wealth. Those advantages include ready markets, in terconnected rail and water transportation facili ties, natural gas, oil, coal and electric power, de pendable labor, a friendly, encouraging attitude of business and community leaders, space for dis persion, economical access to foreign resources and markets, a climate that encourages year 'round work and recreation, and a strategic loca tion on arteries of commerce connecting midcon tinental United States with the rest of the world. THE MIDDLE SOUTH'S advantages have given industry confidence in the future of the area. Substantial plant investments by hundreds of in dustries, such as the three shown here, manifest that confidence. For your industry, the advan tages of THE MIDDLE SOUTH may offer a world of opportunity. The public utility com panies listed below will be glad to help you in vestigate the area's possibilities. THE MIDDLE SOUTH INTERNATIONAL TRADE MART, New Orleans, Louisiana or any of these business managed, tax paying electric and gas service companies: ARKANSAS POWER & LIGHT COMPANY MISSISSIPPI POWER & LIGHT COMPANY Pine Bluff, Ark. Jackson 113, Mississippi LOUISIANA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SERVICE INC. New Orleans 14, La. New Orleans 9, La.