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July 15, 1930

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 15, 1930
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PAUE FOUR BLrrHEVILLE. (ARjCyCQURlER-NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1930 THE BLYTHEVILLE COUH1EK NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 'O.K. BABCOCK, Editor . H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager ^ Sole ijttlonal Advertising Representatives: • The "MiomM P. Clark Co- Inc., New York, PhiladelpU*, AtUnU, Dtllu, San Antonio, San FnnclKO, Chicago, St- Louts. Published Every Aiwriioon Except Sunday- Entered' as second class matter at Uie paH office at BlythevlUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1817. ' ^Served by tne United Press ~~ SUBSCBIPTION RATES By -artier In the city or BlythcvUle. 15c per week ur W-50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius ol 60 miles, $3.00 per yew, »I-M for &lx months, 85c tot ihreo months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, 1650 per year, In zones seven and eight, $1000 per ycnr, payable in ^vancc. Keep The Campaign Clean Now that the entries are all in for the political race that will close August 12 it .may be anticipated that campaigning by the various candidates will get under way in earnest. Must of those seeking office arc gentlemen, and a warning of the kind that is contemplated here ought not to be necessary, but unfortunately in the heal of political battles men sometimes forget the fact that no office is worth the sacrifice of a man's, qualities of cotu 1 - tesy, honesty and fair dealing. A political race, particularly for a local office, is more 'likely to center around personalities than about any . issue. That is often unavoidable, but it need not result in a resort to niud- slinging. There have already been put in circulation a number'of petty and seemingly maliciously inspired stories about certain of the candidates in our county race. Some of them we have discovered to be unfounded, and we have our suspicions of the others, but true or false they do not represent a high . type of campaigning. The only questions in which the public is really concerned in choosing its official servants are those involving their fitness for the places they seek. The'best argument for or against an office holder is his record. If it has , been a good one ho ha's also in his • behalf the fact that his experience has ' helped equip him to make an even •'. better record in, the future. If.Jii^ record is ii bad one lie "shbuTci^Se'-kicked' out. The candidate without a public record must help in seeking votes cither upon the demonstrated unliluess of his opponent, if such is the case, or upon life own especial qualifications of character and experience' in private activities to those of the office he seeks. A candidate who cannot make his race upon such a basis, but must resort to falsehoods or innucndos, either on his own part or by his friends in his behalf, had better remain in private life. Shabby Politics Cheap politics at it< very cheapest is on'display in the Republican senatorial primary in Nebraska this year. Senator George W. Noi-ris, is running for rcno mi nation. Out in the town of Broken Bow, Neb., his antagonists have found a grocer whose mime is also George W. iNorris. This man has become a candidate in the primaries against the senator. Nebraska law forbids any distinguishing mark with a candidate's name on the ballot. The Nebraska voter will have absolutely nothing to tell him which of the two George W. NorrisM on his ballot is the senator ,-ind which is the nonentity from the Broken J!o\v grocery. This is as cheap a trick as American political history records. There arc doubtless excellent reasons for voting against Senator Norm; but is there any excuse on earth for trying to beat him with » bit of flim-flam like this? SIDE GLANCES By George 'Clark The Trouble With Arkansas Arkansas Is suffering from an oversupply ot demagogic politicians and lack of properly educated leaders. Let us elect belter men to Hie legislature nnd other public olfices. ami strengthen cur public schools and colleges, and thus raise up a generation that will make Arkansas a snfc place for capital and Industry, as well as for belter agriculture. There are' those who insist on calling our.; "The Wonder State" on account of its f,tci\l variety of natural resources; but, when we consider these resources and their lack ol development, the "wonder" Is over the lack ofdcv.'lop- menl. We have a good state and good people: but we arc in thu hands of demagogs who b:iv- tcr Hie welfare of Uie state for publli: ollice'. and keep capital away and force our m'-'sL promising youth to find careers In other stall's. Let us change these conditions, ami keep our Ambitious youth at home.—Arkansas Methodist. olcgical significance. i Careful observation kept at the I Greenwich observatory for a i>er- iod of 20 years however, show this .superstition to be without fouiKin- itlon. The Editor's Letter Box Tlic County Farm (To th? editor:) I hiive read your editorial "The County Farm and the Fee System." 'Hits is the best editorial 1 have ever read in your paper, anil I heartily agree wll'n you and the ideas expressed, and as a candidate for state representative I shall do all 1 can to bring about such legislation as will correct conditions that exist en such i farmn ar, we have on the Brinkley • faun, commonly called the county farm. Let me say that /ivory voter in Mississippi county should read this editorial. I hope you "turn on the light." more on such conditions which exist in our fair county. W. Paul Marsh, Blylhevllle, Ark. Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates: DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY Tuesday, August 12. "Well, if that's all you can spare, Mom, I'll have to charge the golf knickers." WASHINGTON LETTER In (lie old days people used to drop in for a visit; now they visit for a drop. If you get sunburned on the bathing surfs you right. beach it We don't know what the little Lindbergh baby's diet is but we arc hoping It Isn't sandwiches. Space has no limits they say, but did you ever see a woman trying to park a car In a six-foot opening? Maybe the anti-noise crusade iu New York would be aided considerably if the writing of novels on typewriters In apartment houses were forbidden. Did it ever occur to you that the Spirit of '76 and the spirits of 1030 are very different? A novelist averts that an extravagant girl visually makes a poor mother. First, however, the makes a poor husband. Autumn is llw time of year when father finally finds time to get that hole in the screen clojr li.xcd. They say n trip to the moon is possible now But apparently a great number of vacationers this year have taken a little moonshine along wilh them. A Pittsburgh couple had n plane wedding 3000 feel in the air—ami life all other couples right after the ceremony they "came down to earth." Chicago paper says week-end picnickers left 30 tons of scrap paper In Lincoln Park, to prove they had b:cn there. Just as if you couldn't see that many people. It is reported in London newspapers thai Qucon Mary smokes clgarcts. Maybe that's why, when she sleps out of the royal carriage, there arc a great many people there lo help her to alight. OUT OUR WAY By Williams/"^ BY UODNEY nUTCIIKU NliA Service Writer (Copyright, 1030, NEA Service. Inc) WASHINGTON—Maj. Gen F.whig E. Boolh, who has become assistant chief of stall in the U. S. army without ever graduating from West Point, used to be driving a laundry wagon around Ihe slrecls of Pueblo, Colo. He always know his horses. At Ihe age of 5 he rode horseback from Texas lo Kansas with his falhcr, who was in the horse and i catllc business and freQitenlly drove I herds lo Kansas and Missouri. j "Nobody ever walked then," the i general recalls. "The • cattle never ! had seen anyone on foot and they'd i take after you." | Stopped I'luyin; 1'ulo Now he umpires most of tlvj army's polo 'games In Washington. He used to play polo himself, but j once he saw an elderly general still • trying to play and heard another I olilcer yell: "Get out of the way [and let Ihe ge.ncral hit it!" So : Bccth null before his game began ! to suffer. j He was Iwrn In Kansas in I860 : and raised In Kansas and Texas. I Al about 17 he took a westbound I train and got oil at Pueblo for no ! particular reason. Not knowing nearly a job I clerking in a shoe store and he kept i lhat for two years. The confine- i tr.cnt annoyed him. however, and i when tlie foreman offered him th. i driving job he snapped it right up. I Wagon driving was very gooil pay. , j the general recalls. He made $20 j a week plus certain comniijsions i whicli tended to keep the horses ; galloping. Not. only was it very fine, j outdoor work, says General Booth, ' but lie sot to know nearly everyone i in town who sent their laundry I cut, including most of the very ; best people. And it wasn't sn long 1 before lie had saved enough money _ i to buy an interest in another laun- I dry, which he owned and operated • For Circuit Judse JUDGE WILLIAM CAKROLL- For Slate Kopresc-ntative W. PAUL MAKSfi. Tor County GEORGE W. BAR HAM, ilcction). ' ZAL B. HARRISON (Re- For slicriff W. W- SHAVER (Re-clcctlon). A PAIR OF « IN ENGLAND, FEATHERS' GAVE OFF LIGHT AT NIGHT, WERfi FOONO To BE COVERtt \ViTH A PHOSPHORESCENT PJNSUS, RO68EO Ff?OM. DECAYING TREES' IN WHICH THE BIRDS V/ATER-&OG- Gt-UES HEC. ESGS TO THE MALE'S FORCING HW\ TO CARRVTHEW; ABOUT ONTU.THHV HATCH. 1 •foiftao ay ><E* stiwiet. mo. For County Treasurer W. W. HOLL1PETER. JOB P. PRIDE. Good Heredity Big Factor in Struggle For Long Life find didn't kr.ow any of t'nem, at least. He demanded that he bo given a mental examination and then a physical re-examination, bu! couldn't interest anyone at Foil Monroe. So Booth called up the acljulitnl- gcneral in Washington on Ihe telephone and reiterated his demand— a bold stroke which probably lia-i not been duplicated by any other inoic captain in army history. The adjutant-genera! or who- j ever it was on Ihe telephone in- i sis'.cd that he had never heard of j such a lhin<; and, incidentally.! had never heard of Booth. An cx- cculdn't be maiie-or cver\- For Circuit Court Clerk T. W. POTTER. BILLY GAINES. For County Court Clerk MRS. JOHN LONG iRe-electlon), For Counly Assessor J. S. UILLAHUNTY. JLM FOWLER, (Re-election)'. J. \V. W ATKINS. anyone and being very broke lie was glad to Hike For Justice or the Peace ChicKasarvba Township JOHN WALTON. ED WALKER (Rc-cicction) BY DIE. MORRIS FISHBE1N I Keillor, Journal of Ihc American Medical Association, and of lly- ficia, (he Health Magazine Oliver Wendell Holmes said to live long one must select parents «1io have lived long. Statislics ac- cumulalcd by several investigators indicate that people with long-lived parents have an average life of Iwo or three years longer than Ihose with parents who have not lived long. On an average, ;;ie death rate of people whose parents lived long is nearly 20 per cent less than I those of people whose parents lived OSCAH ALEXANDER (Kc-elec-1 for shorter intervals, and in seme f, ,c a member ol the Colorado National Guard and thj | popular young man ;vho had driven . everybody's laundry around lown ' wa^ popular enough to be elected , successively a lieutenant and the captain of his company. Ho served ! against striking miners at Cripple ' Creek and Leadville in Ihe middle I snpp.y servlee ; nineties. ' '•""• ' i Along came the. Spanish War and • he wen; to the Philippines with the i Is! Cn!nrudo Volunteer tniantry. Hooth loday says he owes his I elevation lo such high rank to "just i luck." O'.her oflTicers attribute it to • ills capacity for hard, important one else would be asking for the same thing'. Booth said he dirtn'l care about anyone else and kept talking for nearly an hour. Finally ihc adjutant-general was sa impressed, exhausted or o'herv.ise | .ifeclcd that tic told Booth lo go j back to Ihe general at Fort, Monroe, give him the compliments of | tlie adjutant-general and tell him to givu Captain Booth what he desired. So the general did that and Booth stayed iu the anny, with a first-lieutenancy in tiic cavalry. lie got to bo a C3ptain again in 1004 nnd held lhat rank until the cinbreak of tlie World War. Between June, 1018, and June, 1919. l-.e rose from the captaincy to be a brigadier-general. After serving at Governor's Island and Cam;; Upton he commanded the Eighth brigade of the Fourth division \r. France and participated In such major engagements as St. Miinel nnd the Mcnse-Argonne oiTcnsivc. j He commanded the right column ! of the American army which wen: into Germany. Later he wa.s nnsc chief of the Service Supply in Fiance and. had [he large joli of getting the A. F,. P. out of :he country and embarked for licnie. Had Varied Service He served as deputy high commissioner to Armenia for a few months to 1920 and then went bac!: to a rolonc'cy as assistant com- mandnnl at Fort Lcavemvnnh. Since that time he has been a War College instructor here, commander of tl-.e Fourth cavalry and th-j First cavalry brigade of the First cavalry division, commandant of the cavalry school a' Fort I'.iloy and chief of staff in charge of the since April. 1M7 1'hcy made him a brigadier ger..-ral in 1924 and a major-general last December. General Booth never si;ii- fills old laundry wagon. All hi sec;low is liiundry trucks, anyway, for laundries have motorl/ed their transport service along wit!: the tion) p.. L. MCKNIGHT (Re-election) W- For County Coroner H. ETOVALL. , I'or Constiblt Ciiickasawba Tonnship C. B. BURGH, HARRY TAYLOR. i cases 30 per c:nt less. These facts are true, notwithstanding the fact that people whose parents died young are usually ' selected much mere carefully before they are granted insurance, and.consequent- ly these people constitute better lite insurance risks. The increased li^t the age of 25 to al least one year additional even at the age of 60. While the influence of heredity is considerable so far as relates lo longevity, the statistics show that under modern conditions, the effects of environment are stilt far more important than merely good heredity. By the improvement, of dcatli rates from infant morality and Infectious diseases, life expectancy was advanced by more than 20 years during tile last- 50 years. II is still quilc Iruc lhat o person who is not c::ici~ui as ;o iiie food and water supply and his personal hygiene has a much lower life expectancy than one who has tiomo knowledge of hygiene and who lives In a community where sanitary conditions art excellent. Given the same c:>ance to avoid infectious disease and- accident as the person with good heredity, from the |K>int of view of longcv- expectancy jity, Is quite likeiy to ouilive ihr: one varied from 2'.; years additional at with nn unfavorable heredity. • work of an unspectacular nature. 111.: he has also had conaincrabls initiative and it began to crop out I in the S'liilippincs. j In 1803 lie was captain of the Wtii U. S. Volunteer Infantry and : t';:e militiamen were about to bi • >t-n: lioiiu-. Booth thought !:e could ' c:< .U-:' a new regular company ou- i oi IV.e :v,i!itia rcgimen'.s rnd h '. ^r. • .• :i-e suggestion lo General •vmmandlng Ihc Philippine I'.iunt. The colonel of hi • •'.•:'. i.M in cltcct tVul Cap ii^j'.U \\T,s cr.r:y aiid t.:at ev- :c -\.nitcd to go hoir.c '.i authorized to go ahead I>:V.IT.I/.C atler Otis cabled -.::i;:m for Ibc' permission. !-. .i!-:cnishrd cvcryci-.c; by the he li.iri finisher! he iiad or• i three new regiments, y iiis ovsn audacity saved him iv.:-.'_ ofnt back to ti-.e laun- i:..:r.rss wi-.en l-.e relumed t-.i . wintry in 1901. I'.e had delay hi she army and they lii-n will: a'cou' 53 others • l-inroe. The physical cx- . «as c.ivrlcic. ;..iri i:e p'.ivMCiiily army. ST. SWITIIIX'S DAY On July 15. SC3 A. I)., the leg- I end arose Hut if it rained en this I day it' would continue to dj so for j the 40 days siicteciiiis::. The stoiy is toiinccU-rt with St. I Swithin. Bishop of Wmdie.stiT. and tutor lo King Allied. At his re- i quest, he wiis buried in !lic church- .. yard of the abby whore "passeri-by might tread on •',!.-, grave and where the rain from ihc caves j might fall on it." ' Alter his cniiTii.Miii n in 8(55 it | was resolved to remove his remains to the rhanrcl — the cus- ; tomary burying place of the bish- - { cps—and July lr wa^ apiwinlcci for tlie rerrn-.ony. Tint on Hint ; ,y and for 40 days then-after Si. . "A Straight line is tlie shortest distance . . ." You need a flashlight or an alarm clock. That's one point in a common geometrical problem. Somewhere a manufacturer is making, a store is offering for sale, exactly the flashlight or alarm clock you should have. That's the second point in your.private problem. . . . And advertising is the straight line that shows the shortest distance between the two! _^_ Day after day, in the advertising pages, you'll find straight lines drawn direct to the products you need. Look for them. Follow them. They you hours of searching. And more than time, they'll save you money. Advertised products are those whose honest worth has made them popular. Merchants and manufacturers who advertise regularly have passed the public's test of fair dealing and reliability. By studying their announcements in the light of your own needs, you can buy most wisely and well. ' Read lln> advertisements and practice straight-line bulling . j Swithin to testify his displeasure, ; i.o had r.evfr bern ill. ! caused ram lo l.:ll uo heavily lhat .' iTjrctcd oificc;'- talk- -'I- 6 nionks nbar.tloiied their plnn as' -v -.'.inn.-:•.= ::;-,vr-- arc'^. '11;?.: is ho.v p~p-, :-:•,:• a. lioo'.l-. •.•..•Mi'tsure ' ular superstif.o:i i:.^ ccme lo rc-|, 1 .'.:iy senalcr cr co;--;!-^n'r.i £ artl tllis da y :ii 1)l - : '-S Ol meteor-11

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