The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 22, 1940
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CAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COTTIER NEWS FSA Head Says Nearly Half Of Farm Families 111 Fed WASHINGTON (UP)-A government Inter-departmental committee Is searching for n solution to the many economic ills that have forced thousands of southern farm families to neai -starvation. The unofficial committee Is composed of repre.wntnlives of the Agriculture, Labor, Public Works depart menu and the Federal Seem Ity Agency. State governments' have been asked to assist in a survey of the situation. Dr. W. W. Alexander, Farm Security Administrator, whose many years as a Southern minister and social worker have given him an Intimate knowledge of the South, declared that "much of the South Is ^lose to starvation." Income Inadequate for I'ooil Alexander said 40 per cent ol all Southern families have an average of 5236 lo spend for feeding their families foe a full year, 'Hint includes, he said, the value of all Ihe foodstuffs they grow for themselves, "You don't need much proof to know that you can't feed a. family properly for a year on $236," he said. "Possibly that is not starvation in the ordinary sense of the Word, but it's close enough lo It lo be-, dangerous." Foremost of (he South 1 .* problems is pver-populaton, Alexander said. Eastern and northern fnc- toiles that formerly took Hie * South's'. surplus labor no longer offer employment opportunities. Form machinery lias reduced the • demand for farm labor. "There are fewer acres under cultivation In the South ' today than there were In 1860," Alexander said. "That land is far less productive. And ,yet there arc tui;e as many families trying lo squeeze out a living on these acres as there were in 18CO," Extreme I'overty Prevails There arc simply too many people trying to live 'off the South's soil: and out of the income of Southern agriculture, he said. '•The result is extreme poverty for perhaps half the Southern farm population,"-'lie'said. •Birth' rates .in the rural South are, the highest in the iinlion. With factory outlets closed, the Southern farm population is estimated to have Increased by approximately 1,000,000 ^sincc 1930. .Without migration, lt,5,wlli Increase another 8,000,000. by 1900, Alexander estimated. Tile necessity for migration—ns nn ••alternative to starvation—al ready lias, forced more than 500,OGO; families from their homes to become 'migrants - In search ol farm labor, principally to California .and Florida, FSA officials estimated. • ' . Alexander suggested n five-point program ns a start on rehabilitation of the South: 1. Expansion of the rehabilitation program for making families secure on the. land. 2. Government aid in increasing farm ownership. 3. Reform the tenancy system to encourage stability on the land. 4. A combination subsistence and conservation works program. 5. Establishment of educational institutions for training ol skilled personnel for leadership hi solving the* South's problem. School Dispute Ended By Arbitration Board CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., April 21.—A school district jurlstttellonul dispute over a tract of land in the Wardell-Peach Orchard vicinity of about seven and one-half sections, was settled here,.after two hours of discussion, by n specially ap- board of abritrntie.n. How Nazis Entered Denmark-Ami Shut Door Behind Them MONDAY, APRIL 22, 1940 Pemiscot County To Add To REA Lines CAIUITHEnSVnj,E, Mo., April 21,—Plans are underway for construction of 200 miles of additional REA lines In the PeiuLscot-Dii.iklln Electric Ccop'ralive urea, il was announced yesterday Ijy Glen Akeis, of Hayti, system superintendent Already a pre-allotment survey is underway, enrolling potential users ™ llic proposed additional lines. Tns Cooperative already has 230 mm«i of HEA lines in I'cmiscot, county, with about 800 altogether in the Southeast Missouri district. There are between COO and 700 users at present in Pemiscot county alone, and expectations are. that the Cooperative will have 1000 users after Hie new proposed 200 addi- lional miles are put in. ken .-:-<kl oiirollmsm of nev; potential users necessitates 75 miles of jiciv line.s. Part of the total 200 miles nevi 1 lines will be erected iti Dunklin county, he .slated. In her unresisled seizure of Denmark, Germany once more gave Ihe world a demonstration of' the oil-smooth functioning of her blitzkrelK machine. Under naval convoy, Including big pocket battleships like those above, troop transports swept onto Denmark's west coast, Prom the carriers poured... battalion after battalion of armed an'd fully- equipped shock troops. They were ferried ashore with quick efficiency learned through oft-repeated landing immeuvers like Unit pictured above, where .soldler.s-in-tralnliig are seen using portable pneumatic rafts. Once ashore the invaders... ...quickly occupied strntejjic points, inehidlnp the capital. Copenhagen. The scene' above, taken during the seizure of prn»iie, was repealed^ pric- ticed move In a familiar game. Troops were trucked into town, while overhead, bombers dropped leaflets "explaining" the invasion Not, forgotten was the... Just Forget Gold Hoard Economist Tells Country lion- than when they were on tlic gold standard. ITHACA, N. Y. (UP)—K. R, Bennett ol tlie agricultural economics department at Cornell University ••Furthermore. si ,ice the United answers a few questions about slate „,,„ lmv t f t , Americas $18,000,000,000 gold sup- wo ,.],|., sllri , lus wcalth nUcr ,,, 0 current wars, whether that wealth "What to do with this gold?" valuable, we put it in a safe place. That Is what the government Is doing. A hole in the ground, well guarded, Is hard to beat for safety." "The government. Is criticized for refusing to put gold Into circulation. This may be just or unjust. Pi'Mtlcflllj' speaking, we nil seem to consider n paper dollar the equivalent ol gold, even though the national debt is upwards of $4DOM,- 000,000." . • . "What good Is all this gold?" Reserve Purckisin; 1'ower "Obviously, we can't use all of it in Jewelry, ornaments, or the liko. to us gold Is, a''store of value; it. Is one .-vVit^rwei-itbre our surplus. We have a tremendous reserve of purchasing power Io delve inlo any time we' choose." "How did we get all this gold?" "This country 1 has been comparatively rich and has accumulated surpluses for several years. The Baled Stales, though it may be heavily In debt Internally as a government, Is out-of : deht "to .foi-ep,n- . If half tlie nations of (lie world is gold or some other commodity, this country will be so Important in world trade lhat many currencies will be tied to the dollar and thus to gold. Based on recent, trends. It Is my belief lhat the value of gold will not decline as a result of Ihe abandonment ot the gold standard. Even U it does, the decline will not be (tetrlmcutnl. A decline in the value ol gold corresponds to n decline In the value of the dollar \v_liich, in turn,- Is the same as n rise hi t'.ic general price level, in reality, the United Stales, instead of holding the bag, will experience a rise,In 'prices. i "This gold Is nothing to .worry about, Of itself a will ' neither" promote nor discourage business, neither raise nor lower prices, and neither increase nor decrease unemployment. The relative amount of the world's gold held In this country has no relation lo prices." Highway Stripes Luminous COLUMBUS, O, (UP)—As un experiment, the State Highway De- parlmcnt has . decided to use lum- When the United States. has acquired most of the world's gold, it is commonly predicted that Aie remaining countries of the world will abandon gold as a monetary metr.l and this country will be left holding the bag. It must be remembered, however, that a good proportion of the world has already left the gold standard. Called Stoic of Value "Tills does not mean lhat they no longer value gold highly. Gold has a greater demand as u stove of value than for monetary use. Because of the economic and political chaos in recent years, people throughout, most of Ihe world have a greater demand for' gold the Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. D. K. Faster, pastor, and interment wns in Little Prairie cemeter)'. The Peach Orchard district desired Jurisdiction -over the tract, which since 1922.had been part of the Wnrdcll consolidated district. In the special school elections earlier this month, Peach Orchard voted unanimously to take in the tract, but Wardell voted 8-1 lo keep It. Thus the decision'was automatically left, to a special board of arbt- • (ration, which after discussion and ' simple Inexpensive home recipe deliberation, voted 3-1 In favor of i that thousands are using Get a Wardell retaining jurisdiction. package ol Ru-Ex Compound to- Comprising the arbitrary board! day. Mix II with n quart of water were J. H. McFarland and Dr. J. B. j add the Juice of 4 lemons it's easy' Luten of Caruthersville, W. A. Hud- No trouble al all and pleasant You son of Deering, and Bert Skinner need only 2 tablespoonsful' (wo of .Braggadocio. Counsel represent-1 times a day. Often within 48 hours mg the Wardell district was the —sometimes overnight — splendid Lemon Juice Recipe Checks Rheumatic Pain Quickly If you suffer from rheumatic, arthritis or neuritis pain, try this local Ward & Reeves law firm, while ' Orchard was represented by John Dalton ol Kennett. Funeral Rites Held f ': For Mrs. Jack Garrett CARUTHERSVfLLE, Mo., April • 21.—Funeral services were held here for Mrs. Flora Mae (Jack) Garrelt, who succumbed at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Holt, west of town. She had been ill for several months, returning recently from the .State Tuberculosis Sanl- torlum at Ml. Vernon. Born August 30, 191D, near Ca- ] ; rulhersville, she had lived In this • community all her life, attending the local schools. She was married to Jack Garrett iboui' fifteen months ago, who survives her, as do her pwents, a small daughter by a! fcrmcr marriage, on>> sister, and oil* brother. Services *ere held at results are obtained. If the pains do not quickly leave and if you do not feel better, RU-EX will cost ; yon nothing to try as it is sold by your druggist under an absolute money-back guarantee. Ru - Ex Compound Is for sale and recommended by KIrtly Bros. Drug Co and good drug stores ovorywhcic Why Drive a SHABBY CAR? Re proud of yaur car and gain the ndtlri! rc.spccf of others. Our expert repair men will lie tiappy to give you an estimate. Kodii Dented? Fenders Bent? Glass Broken? Then See Us Today! WE'LL MAKE YOUK CAR LOOK LIKE NEW AT VERY LITTLK COST TO YOU. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5lh * Walnut Phone 810 STONEVILLE 2B Experiment Sl«lon Tests Money Value Cotton For Mla It To Be Beat tsilppt County "'!' "S?. 1 ""," *"* M V— "• wm *« « 1%a lo *»»''• 'or HI? obtain tbex d«lint«4 l«<I (or 12.80 ttr hundred, RED TOP GIN North 61 Bt|{iw»y »lTti«Tlll«, Ark, "hack clcor." As the transports were brought up from their German liases to Denmark, tlic-ir navnl convoy closed in and laid domi a barrage of mines behind them, providing a dangerous terrier to any attempt of an enemy to follow and frustrate the landing of the army of occupation. Mnl nrts. How To Hold FALSE TEETH Moru Firmly In Phico no your false teeth annoy nnd embarrass by .slipping, dropping or wabbling when you cut, Iniiyh or talk? Just sprinkle a little FAS- TEETH on your plates. This alkaline Oion-acici) powder holds teeth more firmly and more comfortably. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling, Dora not sour. Checks "plate odor" (demure breath) Get FASTEETH today .at any drug store. Adv. 5. Elytheville Courier News War Naval Bases (@) Swedish Irori Ore Mjnes Air Bases Q Air Distances British Mine Zones m Swedish & Norwegian German Mine Zones ll1111 " Trunk Railroads - Vital Resources Dairy Products A ' Timber Fisheries *y Water Power U SCALE OF MILES ICELAND eykiavlk O R T LITHUANIA/ . Kaunas ; IRELAND (EIRE) Dublin amburg Bremen RUMANIA This map is the first of a series to enable you lo follow carefully the course of the European war is reported by United Press in BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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