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BLYTHEVILLE CQUKIER NEWS GOURDS NKWB CO., PUBLISHERS • C. H, BABOOOK, Editor H. W. HA1NES, Advertising Manager Sole National Adter Using Reprcsentallvw; The Tbomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, san Frmnclsco, Chicago, St. Louis. ^bllabci Eyery Auernoon Except Sunday. Knitted a* second class matter at tte post offict »t Blythevllle, Arkanm under act o[ Congress October 9, 1917. Served by tne United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By -an-ler In the city or Blythevllle, isc per »efk or $5-50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius ol W miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 85c for three months; by mall In postal cones two to six, Inclusive, W-50 per year, tn zones seven and eight, $1000 per year, payable In ftrance. The County Farm and the Fee System It is not necessary to place any creel- . eneo in the more extreme stories of county farm atrocities that have Ijccn in circulation since the death of u ne- gro prisoner (here Friday to arrive at the conclusion that the farm is an undesirable institution and one that ought to be clone away with. It is obvious that a system of turning county prisoners over to the exploitation of private persons whose only interest in them is to get the most work out of them with the least expense for their care is certain to produce abuses. Poor food, poor living conditions, and the lash to stimulate industry, are part and parcel of such a system. The other side of (lie story is that whatever the evils of the county farm no other method of handling county prisoners is leasable, and furthermore that the victims of the system's evils arc criminals, difficult to handle, and the recipients of just about what they deserve. Certainly it is true that it is easier to condemn the present arrangement than to suggest a satisfactory substitute, but we believe it is time a serious effort was made to find one. County farm prisoners are not nil criminals in the generally accepted meaning of the word. If they were felons they would be sent £0 the stale penitentiary. They are persons guilty of infractions of the law who happen to be without money and without friends with money or influence. If they had either, as everyone knows, thoy would not go to the county farm. Wei ought to have a county penal system that would help such persons to become decent, self-respecting citizens. What we have is more likely to make them confirmed enemies of law and government. Officers or the law, or some of them at least, say that an intolerable situation would result from abolition of the county farm, because without it there would be no way to collect fees for the arrest and prosecution of offenders too poor to pay fines and costs. Furthermore, it is pointed out, without the farm a heavy burden would be placed upon the county in providing jail space and board for prisoners. The latter OUT OUR WAY BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURmg-VKWH objection is a scn'ons one, ii) view of the financial comlilioii ol' tlie county, but we wonder if a cluinffc in our whole plan enforcement would not create u less difficult situation. A good many of the od'cmicr.s sent to the county fnrm, we ;ire sal is lied, are not guilty of offenses which would be regarded «s meriting a term of forced labor wore it not that such a term-is,essential to Ilia paying off of the arresting officer, the prosecutor, and the justice of the peace who handled the cnse. Wore ulTicsrs of tlie law employed on a flat .salary, with (he maintenance of public safety and decency, not the earning of foes, their objective, it in our opinion that they would not find arrest and prosecution essential in a good many cases that under the present plim reach the county farm. Furthermore, such u change would eliminate costs, often higher than the- (itjc imjwscd, and thus .substantially reduce terms of imprisonment. The case of the young county farm prisoner -who testified at tlie Walker .Clavk inquest Satin-day affords a case in point, lie "was arrested for hopping a ride on a train, we are informed, was assessed a i'me and costs, and having no money with, which to pay was seiil to the county farm to work it out. Under any but a fee system, we imagine a night in jiiil and a warning would have been considered ample punishment for his offense and would have involved no more expense to the county, if as much, as was involved in the handling of his case under the present statq of affairs. The county farm and its evils (and we do not think that they are any greater under the management of the Brink ley brothers Hum they would be under any other) are a part, perhaps an essential part, of the fee system. Wo doubt if the county could afford to do away with the county farm as long as the fee system remains in effect. We believe abolition of the fee system would make possible abolition of the county farm, and that one result would be a great improvement in popular respect for the law and its officers. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 'The polar bears will next play—" Excess Acid In Blood May Cause Serious Condition THE WINDMILL ; DIDN'T YOU? 1 Saw some young boys having a big time tills > morning. They were climbing trees, fences and • the like and didn't seem to be minding tlie hot t weatter nt all. Really, I had it In mind (hat f it was too hot for anything to climb but a • thermometer. • SHOULD WEAR ANKLETTES Come to think about it, however, nmuy things , arc climbing. Railway furcs and certain taxes • In Germany arc going up. Over here we will soon have a twenty per rent tariff on shoes. '. About the only things that continue to come down are the sun's rays nnd my socks. THEY MAY ME THE VERY THING I have iricd nearly everything under the hot sun !o keep my socks from coming down, but still they give me trouble. The next thing I'm goln gto Iry is a pair of supporters. CUBA M. HICDON. IIY I)K. MORKIS FISHBEIN Killtor, Journal of the American Medical .Association, and 'of Hy- gcia, (he Health lillagazlnc The blood is tlie fluid which circulates in the arteries nnrt In the veins carrying nutrition to the various organs, bringing them the necessary glandular secretions, and carrying away waste products. Any clinuges (Jiiit lake place In the blocd because of disease, or bad | diet, or •poisoning, promt)? manifest themselves by symptoms, provided tlie changes are sufficiently marked. Fortunately the human body is provided with factors of safety and the blood lias remarknb'.e powers of adjustment lo minor changes. Under average conditions ol activity of the organs of the body and ordinary food intake, the ncid waste products of the actions of the body arc In excess of those with a basic or - alkaline reaction.- Since the alkaline reaction is necessary for proper health the body has mechanisms for taking care of the acid waste products. Whenever the production of acid or the intake of acid .producing substances exceeds the ability of le mechanism to get rid of the .CCKS a condition results that is illetl acidosls. Usually the trouble rises from inability (.0 handle rojicriy the digestion of proteins nd lats or from excesses of these ibslrmces. Sometimes it is due to isease ol the kidneys resulting In nnroper elimination or to diseases f other orgfins which arc chiefly onccrnrd with digestion. Tlie mo«t obvious symptoms of .cidcsis arc headache, weakness, apid breathing and a sort of fruity 3dor lo ito breath. The most (Train tests are made in the labor.i- ory. Examination of the e.vcre- ior.s and ot the blood of the pci"- on alflic'.ed reveals the presence if the acid substances, and slp-.vs .bsolutely the alkaline reserve an-.! By Williams Ort -i Touo TO oeY DOVJM BEFORE v\e CAME HOMt, ? ./ VAJEAX , DOES t-lE. HAs/E. TO SexuavN, so PAiO For? A RocX AMD POOL ,To iT ALWA^fe LCOV^IM' LIKE BACV< wcoos WA<=MIOB , BE CufTTAlW OF Awo FOIVA_--/ THERE! MOTHERS GET C IS» CT r.CA SERVICE. IXC. Announcements The Courier News lias been au- lioritcd lo announce the follon'Uie candidates: DEMOCRATIC rilJMARY Tuesday, August 12. Tor Circuit Jucl;e JUDGE WILLIAM CAIIROLL- !~itr Sl.ilr Ke|>ri.-s W. I'AUL MARSH. the acid stale ol the Wood. Adiiosis is thus not a disease in ;slf but the manifestation of changed conditions in the body ji-ought about by various diseases. The first step in the control of the condition is to find out what is causing the acidosis. If the diet is faulty H may he modified by adding substances which tend to have an alkaline reaction when finally taken up by the jlood. in severe grades of acidosis argc dose sof sodium bicarbonate aie fiven by moiilh. by,injection in- o Ihe blci3d and in other ways. It :he amount of carbohydrate or su- eur intake is insufficient additional carbohydrate may be • given promtiy also by all the methoui that have been mentioned. Read Courier News want ads, '• MONDAY, JULY id, 1930 rfz&zz: *~1 COAV AWi vmftMu >*e**&ZsM-u* ; BASTILLE DAY On July H, i7 80i lhc 1!onU | ace ot Puns stormed the Bastille, a prison which the revolutionists long regarded as a symbol of oppression lhc fall of this nudcjit fortress is celebrated In France as the chief national holiday and as the day when a new cr of illx-uy dawned lor the people an-J an end was »ut to (lie cM regime, kalildmvrt slml cmfwy vbykci cmf In tlie uprising a force of about 50.000 attacked the liastllie, killed Us governor and seven of his men and scattered the archives of the prison. The urlsoncrs, seven In numhc-r, ivcre cuirlcd through the Hi-eels ami hulled as victims of tyranny and martyrs In the people's cause. It is intereitmu to note that Lafayette sent the key cf the Bastille to CJecrge Washington "because the principles of America it was that opened the Uastille." This iciic may Mill ) Je seen at Ml. Vcrnon. The site ot the building is now ninritcd by a column ot bronze dedicated to the memory of the patriots of July, 1189 and. 1830. Boy 1 Causes Arrest of Pair to Hide Own Theft TORONTO, Ont. (UP)—Wrongfully accused ol having injured a nine-year-old boy, William Ryan and Stanley O'Hara received the forms! ape-logics and regrets of th Ne«- York Poiice Court. Injured when so:ne dynamite :aps he had stolen exploded, Robin Radcrd, nine, and his comuan- ion, George Spcllman, described to police two men who they said hart fired at ihein with-a shotgun. After Ryan and O'Hara had been arrested on the boys' information, the hids confessed they had made tip the swry to cover up I heir own misconduct. WHEAT HH'KNS l-'AST GARDEN CITY, Kans., (UP) — Hct weather has ripened wheat in this section so fast that many combines were in the fields mor than two weeks earlier than Jn past years. The berry is large and plump. Some who have expected 15 bushel yields are now talking In terms of 20 to 25. KUTTKIl FAT I'KIZE TUSCO-X Ariz., i UP;—A Guernsey cow owned l>y W. T. McClelland, of Tuscoii. has been awarded Eta'.!! individual honors for high production in butler fat during the month of May, it was announced by tl-.c University of Arizona extension service. The animal yielded 8IU pounds of butter fat. I, WASHINGTON LETTER BY KODN'CY DUTCHEIl WASHINGTON—This year doubt, les will come to be known as tiic lime when Uncle Sam, merchant prince, gave ihe cash customers a poke in the snoot. History will also decide whether he get away with it. A lot of those darned foreigners who have been buying our goods have been insisting lately that he can't—and our export figures of recent months have been used to corroborate tlie cc mention. Protests, as everyone knows, were received from nearly 40 foreign nations against the Hawlcy-Smoot tariff bill. In the past fc»- weeks (here have been instances ot discrimination against Soviet Eussia and latest figures on our trade with her show an astonishing decline. A Tangled Situation Other factors than artificial trade barriers bare entered into the unfortunate foreign trade situation, so it, probably is too early to accept tlie assurance of those who insist it's all our o*'n fault. Nevertheless, here arc the la'tcst facts and figures for whatever they may be worth. E.\|x)rts to more than four-fifths of our principal markets dropped off the first quarter of tills year. There were declines of sales to Canada amounting to 23 per cent, Italy 25 per cent, Germany 26 percent, .Japan 24 per ccnc, Argentina 38 per cent. Cuba 23 per cent, Brazil 53 per cent, China 20 per cent, Australia 30 per cent and so on. Imports showed a. somewhat lesser decline, generally, than exports. Their decline in value has been attributed in value principally to low The U. 6, Chamber ct Commerce recently announced that exports for the first quarter, totalling $1,129,- OCO.OOO, were only about four per cent below the average lor the first quarters of Die years 1924-1928, although they were 20 per cent below 1929. But the value of exports had been increasing steadily from year to year right up to 1930, when llic United States readied a peak where it was unable to remain. In, the first quarter our exports to,Russia were going strong and the Chamber cites a 288 per cent, increase over exports to tiie Soviet in the 1923 nisi quarter. But suddenly there has come a decided slump in Russia's purchases here. Exports to Russia in January were 512.-I20.000. but in May they were only $3,098,000—a decline of 15 per cent. Russia lins been buying more from other countries and less from us. In tlie last three months of 1929 and the first three months of 1030 she Jim-chased $44,163,000 from Great Britain as against less than $20,000,000 in the similar six-month period the year before. England has recognized the Rus- sian government and the UnKcd States has not. 1C has been reported that the Soviet sought to dteributc its crders ns much as uosslBle lo nations according recognition. Non-recognition of Russia, however, has been a longstanding American i»licy and there is no Indication that Russia's commercial policy will effect our diptanalia liolicy. Russians Charge Disc rim I nation But the Russians have also been complaining, as they, cite our dwindling exports lo their ccuntry, of various discriminating barriers raised against them. A large cargo of Russian lumber has recently been liclrt up on tl'.e charge that it. was produced Uy convict labor and there lias been agitation foi- a general embargo belli on Hussion lumber and Russian coal. A 10 per cent compensatory duty on a cargo of Russian matches was recently assessed when it was complained that the matches were being dumped at less than cost price. The Slate Dep.irimeni has refused to permit nufsit to buy military planes in this country and Russia presumably will buy them else* where. Department of Commerce officials, as if alarmed at tlie general trend, iioint out with respect to embargo pleas that Imports of Russian lumber and coal are negh'ble. No one is especially Interested in the justice or injustice of tariffs and other trade barriers such as these lately aimed or proposed against Russia. What causes concern is the tendency of one blow to lead to another; the fact th.it trade barriers tend to reduce sales. And everybody knows that ,if exports don't pick up we can't get back to the peak reached by American business generally in 1929. SEE TUIPLE RAINBOW MONTICELLO, Intl. IUP) — A triple rainbow ira srecently seen by residents of the Patten community, it appearing in the east'alter a, cold shower which rode on a northwest wind. Amateur weather, prophets dtfferred on what to expect from the rainbow. Vor County JiulRO GEORGE W. BARHAM, election). ZAL D. HARRISON (Re- Tor Sheriff W. W. SHAVER (Re-election). Vor County Treasurer W. W. HOLLIPKTEB. JOE P. PRIDE. Vor Clrciill Caurt Clcik T. W. POTTER. BILLY GAINES. Vor County Court Clctk MRS JOHN LONG tRc-clcctlon). Tor County Assessor J. S. OILLAHtWTY. JIM FOWLER, (Re-election). J. \V. WATKINS. I'or Justice or the Tcaco Chukasnwba Township JOHN WALTON. EU WALKER <Re-eIcct:en) OSCAR ALEXANDER (Re-elec- ticni K. L. MCKNIGHT (Re-election) t'or County Corontr II. STOVALL. Kor ConsUblt C. B. KURCH, , HARRY TAYLOR, ow's Business?" This question is asked and answered millions of times daily. The slale of mind of the American people largely determines the answer, ll is laic llml there is an indusirial depression in the north aad etiel but one books show a BETTER BUSINESS for the first six months of 1930 than for the same period in 1929. We have talked with other business men in this locality who say the same thing is true in their lines. The World's All Right Out Here The St. Francis Valley is in good shape and Mississippi Coimly, Arkansas and Pemiscoi County, Missouri are the best counties in this valley and Blylheville is ihe natural trading center for a large portion o!' these two counties. The census figures show an increase in population of 3648 in Blytheville and 22,550 in Mississippi County. WE BELIEVE IN BLYTHEVILLE in its resources-in its people It's a good place to own a ^ H € M E E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY Circuit Rider Shows 'Em How to Hit the Trail HASTINGS, Neb., (UP)—Hardiness of the old west's circuit riding ministers is more than equalled by i | Bishop George A. Beecher, head of the Episcopal diocese of western Nebraska, who has leud a group of tcout riders from this section on a lOOO-mile horseback trip to Fort Sheridan, Wyo., and return, for the centennial celebration ol the old Oregon trail.