The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1930 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 2, 1930
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fotlfe (AUK.) COUUIKK NEWS fi THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS" 'rax COURIER NEWS"co., PUBLISHERS . 0. B, BABCOQK, Editor : H, .W. HJUNES, Advertising Manager Sole NUtonai Advertising Representatives: the TbOBM, F. Clark Co- Inc., New York, Phil»deJj*iUk,'.Atttnt«, Dallas, San Antonio, Sao FrancUco, CUctso, st- Louis. ?ubliibe4 Every auernoon Except Sunday. Intend M lecond cl«u matter at the post ofilc* »t BlythevlUe, Arkansas, under act of October 9, 1OT. 1 • •' Served by trie Uniwa Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city or Blytncvlllc, I6o per week ur |6.50 per year In advance. By null within ft radius o! M miles, »3.00 per yeir, II 60 lor six months, 85o for tliiee months; by mail In postal rones two to six, Inclusive. »6.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, $1000 per year, payable In •'.vancc How About the Rssl of Us? Who are tlia real friends of Mississippi county and eastern Arkansas? Who will safeguard tliu interests of our taxpayers and keep Ihe road improvement district bonds oft' their shoulders? "Keciccl Harvey Parnell and avoid a (lisasti-oiis change," we were told two years ago. "tton'l swap in tin. 1 inidtlkt of a dangerous stream," \ve arc told now. H" Hie Courier News was salislied that we liitd a good horse, and thai he was carrying us in .safely and in thu right direction, we would join in this warning against change. Hut how about the piling up of Iwnd issues thai will shortly roach the point where, unless new sources of highway revenue are found, it will be impossible for the stale to continue to carry the road improvement district Ijond burden? And how about IJrooks Hays' revelation the other night at IIar;ly that tin; bonds of Justin Matthews' I'ulasld county improvement districts were being retired many years in ailviinci.- of their maturity dates? Justin Matthews—who is governor ol Arkansas while Harvey wears the title —is playing safe. lie has brains enough to recognize the dangerous situation that is developing, anil he is making certain that if those bonds ever are turned back on the districts that Justin Matthews' districts arc going to be in the clear. .But how about the rest of us? ped in knowledge and experience to operate the di*lricl to (lie best advantage. Umler any divuinslaiici-s the restoration, of the district to a sound basis is going to he a long and burdensome task. Mr. Hue* needs and deserves, and we trust he will have, the complete cooperation of land owners and bond holders in carrying through a program necessary l<> protect in liu: greatest possible nu'asure the interests of both of them. In tlii;i eoiiiici-liui) it would be an injustice l:> tiic mm who have served as the board ol loinmissioniTs of the dial rid in recent years lo I'ail to paint out that the Tu-eiF for a receivership arosi: not through their failure to do everything Un-y unild for the ili.-lricl, but becaus; 1 liie law did not permit them to do enough. The receiver, with the power of thr court behind him, ea'n do for the district what its commissioners cuuld not. Those familiar with llu history of the district agree thai its dillk-nltk's are traceable to faults in its original organization. Anyone since that lime who has made a sincere ell'-ni to work it out of its dill'icnllies has been up against a stune wall. l''rom the very start a receivership lias been the district's destinv. A Good Appointment The Courier News knows of no good reason why any taxpayer in Drainage District 17 should be other than well pleased with the appointment of Churchill Buck as receiver. Jt. will be said by some, we presume, that the fact Unit ho has served the Chicago Mill and Lumber corporation as its attorney disqualifies him from serving the other landowners of the district. Those who know Churchill Buck know that there is no validity in that argument. He will do his best for the district and all the owners of property in it. And of greatest importance, there are few men, if any, equally well equip- OUT OUR WAY SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Is the Couiily Ruined V Kvcry now nr.d then some p-'-.Vitnist says Ih'.it levee taxes, road taxes ami drainage laxes have just, about mined .Mississippi county, is lhai true? Look al the scnsus ol 1530. Ten years ago Mississippi county was lo'.irth In pcp'jlallcri df Hi.: counties of the slate. Now she is second. Ten years ayo ,\c had a pupu- lalitn of enly •11,320. Now il ;s U:U:7U--a «alu of [urty-ci'vcii per cent. No ulb-i- lai^e i-ouiily in the .slate can'make surh ii .-houiuy- In fact twenty-two and one-half [KV ITIII «f the in- in iwpiilallou in Ihe v.liolc slale I:, fciind right here in Mississippi i-(.;mty. Think oi that, Thai is nol all—Ten yrar.s as<i Mississippi county hnd. In round i:nml:rr.s. only six thousand larms. Now she h:is ten iliou-.and eight liun- tired and eleven—an iiu-it'.ise of approximately .sixty-six per cent. Can any other connly make such a showing? Df^s tbal leok like the mad taxes, levcc tuxes and drainage taxes arc rum- inn Hie county? No. that's what brought the people here.—Osccola Times. i "Believe me, I jihvays kvi-p my husband ! (luesn'l pay In let I htm be so siire of you." 11 The Editor's Letter Box Manila Farmer Plows Up Eel IIAKDIN'G'S HEATH '0;i August 'i. 10SJ. President- Wairen G. Harding died suddenly at a hotel in San Francisco. He i had set out on a tour across the j United States and to Alaska In an jeflort to r? n ssure the farmers and j reawaken enthusiasm for ihe art- I ministration, and it was oil his trip back from Alaska that his he- came 111 The gravcness of his illness became apparent when he addressed the Seattle Press Club only a few i days before his death. A writer , who covered tlie event wrote: ; "When the president appeared before the Scaltk; Press Glut, . .. ! his address was in the nature of I a valedictory, in the sense that it ( market! the president's farewell appearance in public for an indefinite period. So the people of the country may as well make up i their minds thai they \slll hear j litlle and see nolhins of President j Harding for .several months," | i The death of the nation's chief executive was announced in these ! words: "The president died instan- • tancoiLsly '.villiout warning and | while ccnveisin^ wilii members of j | Ills family at 7:30 p. m. Death was apparently due to some bvain en- ! voSvement, probably an apoplexy." ' TAKLS lli:l( T OCLASSi |, C'o!a. (UP)-- .1. _',-. i llmitlnuton, runca City, okla., ! bmiijhl his swfcth"art to FJoulilei- ' in an airplane, had a laxicab take !:er lo her class at the University of Colorado and l!:cn he flew on to Salt Lake City. I SANDSTONK 1'UKCHASK ' TH.OOM1NGTON, TudTJUP) — j Monroe county, v.hi'ch with Law' rencc county forms the limestone HORSE-CHESTNUr TREE, IN "me GREAr SUtOKY MOUNTAIN PARK, FORMBO THE BASE FOK. A THRIVING HE/VU.OCK; \VHlCrf GREW FROM A CAVITY IN fTS ARK KNOWT<p RE A weisur op-' L&3. IN [3-s.RE 1NSJKNCES Deckard, Blcommgton, iTo the editor:) i'lcnse pcrmil me ' youv 'editorial In the Courier MANILA. Ark. (Special)—One of nalmv'.s fieakish productions was t,, ,.„,„.„„„ i! uiicarihcd liv Jim McClich on his LI; LUIU!CI.],U' , ,. .„!,.._ . _r , district of Indiana, is also rich in to form a company to deal in thr sandstone, according to E. W. ' stone. Deckard lias purchased land who plans i cast of Harrodsburg which he sai< contains 40,000,001) to 00,000,000,00 ctitic feel of sandstone. tlm ' e m THE WINDMILL ; ,\ r.UKAT SlilU'KlSK f saw a whole wayen load of the bi^ust papaws in II:.? work', llils mnrning. It wn 1 -- liif greatest, sight I ever beheld, and I wen', over and jotnctl a bunch of follovs who were standing around the w.-igon. 1 cmild fid a mncli belter view ol iheai. bul imagine my grral Mirpriro when I discovered that il was a wagon lead ol watermelons inslcad ol papaws. 1C PnillMrM* ' ' '•" J " lun'c (JIIIL-.-> WCSt Of tOWll. , Thursday about "A Vital Issue" P ' V '' i1i!o l' lowill S llis 'orty acre farm .Is such clear,, frank and fearl^s 11 ' 1 ' lmm ' J U|) " slllil11 Wack-like . discussion of such vital issii-s. ; "''"' k; 11|! } 1 ^I'l"-'"™ 1 iP I* » l«'lg. ! which will htiblen Ihe day wlnu i '• 1 " ;k ™" 1(1 lll } ve ll lllilt , llls cllr| such siUiiitions will bu remedied ' "-">' <;ll:sl -' <! lnm to sl - 0 l' llls tcil1n ' i I was parlic-ukirly Inlcrcslt-d h i llllU l " 1>ick u ul> antl exr "n' lle it- Hint pan of your ed'ilorlal with n-i- : !- e1 was ., ^'''P rls =« to sec that p l crenec lo an absolute '.•qii;i!iit- 1 (icii i ]t;okfl1 hke a sllakc - Arlcr wol ' k was .of a.ssrssiiicnls, and Ihe consliln- ! m ' c " ., llc loOlt ' l lo hls llome ' ; " Kl '' lional au'.horily for school dislriuu j I" 1 ' " "}'; , lo impose, on Hie basis of .such l w , a =° , l '. lmllcc ; 1 lo rc ~ , sccMi-en.s. a tux sufficient for ih--', ™™ t ><* l"- u »« !; ;>'l "• il >' ;1 ™ sll:li - ! 'proper opci-allon of Iheir sshcol::' " : mentioned Ins discovery to some j as they see lit. Tfierc is no scnsr 01 , 0| llis frlclld5 - rilc - v «"»a«'e:l al 1 right in every sclioul district in Ar- I ll;l> illc:> - lllul (lurccl hlm to , s "° lv ", i Kansas beins forced to limit them- i Hc b ; 0 "s"'- "- '" \°"» to f >'• n ' 1;l i.selves lo voting the same school I f-'fybiKly «a herfd around to ex; tax thai cverv other district vm,-,.'. a » 1:llc '*• o!l( t: '," r ™ ' CCKlcrt . . l ' m '' Schoul problems are not tlie same I « w ^ »° l f *» n * e - b1 !'," '^""^ l in all districts. Some districts mint ! '-'"mrty eel. Fney painted to tlie belter schools than others mid, s.i | Miiall-iorc and hind f<*l that were long as they alone pay the blll.-whv sl>" "Hachcd to tnc body. They al Uhoukl they l:e denied the privilege , of having them? • of m|)uU] ^ .^ mm refciencc lo the county, unit 1 . cmainl?( | p . lrl i v ounl . the law and its reason tor being declar- | cd uiii:(:nslitulionril only UGI.S lo show even more clearly the umle- 1 siralile .situation of having members j of the Legislature wlio are more ; intereslcd in passing special legis- ilalian for tlie uenelU of Iheir par'. Ucular friends limn in !ookii:y afl- : er ll:e whoie interest of Ihe people . wi'.r, elecl them. ;o dcclaiu:! that only such species (jf eel had such a circular sacking ? nioiilh had uupei K'.id lower rov.s of .small teeth could be seen. The pelrilicaticn had reduced the eel to the hardness oi a slick of •»-i!cd and Lad il remained under tjround for more years i uii-Mit have become as liarj as a reck. This eel was about two feet in::,, and was pariially roiled. Ac- coidms to Uncle Hill Asiiabrnnner. \viiv, or I think all wagons loaded with Mich should t>ear a label e.\pla!ning just- what Hit: contents are so ttial 1, as well asu olheis. won't be mis- !?d hereafter. We are entirely too busy lo lw running cut to hi) surprised about fomclhing. ¥ •'(•• V A GOOD CU.TiSS "Ocean Left Behind Hy li:s U:iiibh Air l.iner." reads a headline. That's cue lime ! was icjltrh! alionl .something. I yiu-sied. when the ahship started out. Ihnt it, would do that very tiling. CUHA M. HIO DON. II the people of this umnuy cl'ict al . ^ p ioI , CC) . iniiusmau wl-.o ex- ine lo the Ugislalure, I pledge you - - I no.'. t!iat I will use my very best By Williams elTons lo sec thai the voters <>I ',h:s cc'.:nly and state are yiven ll:e op- pcitiinity t:> vote upon the amount of school laxcs they want 10 assess r.gainst themselves, and the i;pi:jilunHy to again say rJ tliey i want to adopt a county unii school .•iVMtiu. As I undcistocd your .stale- i men:. o;il ytl'.e activity of rc-rlaiu u:cr.:bcis ol Ihe L'.'ijislaluic ::i ex- empiins; dislricls from tin- ;>rovi- .sic.i:-. Jf Ihis bill was responsible !uv its fiilUires. .\^r,i:i expressiiiB my cou:i.. '.:<,;: o[ your editoiialj ilculm: will: , liu-sc vital Issue.'-., 1 am, \V. Paul >..,,oli. «mi!!t-d it. IhCfC lamphcy eels were cncc ph-n'.ifiil in the \icocis linit surmunricd Ihs present site of thrj town. They lived in wales 1 , and fed I on small water animals. However. I .•.inct Ihr 1 woods have b.'en cleared, one ices v:ry few lamprey eels. Jim McCiich was ofiered ten do'.- •ars lor the lillle object, but said i he l;i Sieved he could Bet twenty for I it. Anyway. I'.c was Boin; to hDid : cut lor more. Ti:e ucvifxl from sunset Friday to snnsel Saturday was adopted by Jcv.-s as their Saubath about JtiO A. D. " ' u; t IX FAI.I. il.UAXY. lUPJ— I'clcr :-n:i liar- I1-.bk-. lour and seven .M i:s ol:'. •.i.-lively. cs.:::i|iod u:ihuii:.f::i In [-1:11-stcry fall from 1:1- real liomc. , lailiiiK r.iivo v>;'.y il::ll'.;. Ii 111 U:L- lirOUlttl. I :i-.'.r:l H:cii tall bro! : i:; -I n'. ;,n t-::lf nsi-^li holi-S piny ' ti'.ey .-.S 1)0- Announcements The Courier News rjis oecn nu- i Ihorizcd lo ar.r.our.ce the followliis ' Candida:^: UEMUClt.VIIC J'KIMAKX 'lui-.sday, Ai;fiibl 12. I'm- Circuit JudRC JUUGU WILLIAM CAKUOLL- VJ. stair Kcprcsrntaluc Uij MARSH. 1111(1. t-lM)S ^ i-'l.'Ilf.XKCTAUY, N. V. .-.- -yviir-old girl :nu! lu 1 e:il ::!',•) the wtsl -1) yc ;::t: ui^ipnSiiTd. Toil.iy. i:. en.- Jane Shcr'*-ooil :r.ur:i -.vr.ii lu r mother, w :,, ..ilcr (.oir.mmiica; ^-'i.cni-ctady polire I n i. Ir.d. In li;-r I'.-'.I'-r ! i! the ll-'l'l Ull'i.v i. ;l lur molher"!, :i -:d l;o!:cvcri she vva 1 - ir,-.-- :.U''.ady. I'dit-r fi:n:.u :..-i. Mi.-.. Ikiuy II. :o-iuairi'jd. :'.e girl, . :s re i::.:u sl'.c ::.. v.itt . -:n Co: ::i: r::- l.CCUtlV j i :-. r.nnic ' ,-.-- ir For County .luJgc rjEOHGI-J W. BARHAM, elcclion). ZAL 1). I1AURISON (He- ! | I «ho W.AISX COl.LIX"«H:s N. Wis. tlil'i l,'-.ti'i.- by coliccl-u-i uMiii-ir., whirl: .is:er.tiii^ b"i,".i--~ <-i tlicir - lo a IO'.-H Mi:nnn.:i- h.ivt 1 r.e ills.ipproviil o! i'ic Wis- bar asMH-iation. 'llic com- di-cidcd l» -'•.'••••' '*•• cam- .igninsl use of '!,'•-(• Irl'cr* .r.c \\-irr.dl that p:! -jlIuw IE l'.:c alniie is lon'.in- W. VJ. SHAVER <Re-clccllon; For Cnunlj- Treasurer W. W. HOLUl'El'EH. JOE P. r It IDE. Tor Circuit Caurl Clerk T. W. 1'OiTER- BILLY GAINES I'oc Cuumy Court Clerk MltS. JOHN LONG <Rc-clccllon; For Counly Assc»or J. S. D1LLAHUKTV. JIM I-OWLKR, (Kc-cleclion). .J. W. V/ATK1XS. J'or Justice or the Tc.icc sxril) < DM 1>H)N i: \ci.m-; N. Y.. <v\'< Davis bcume a i;r;-.i.i',:i:'.>'lu-r nine.-, iu Ihrco ir.oiun-.. Ylic :,-.iiKii-hild born '•'••i- iiiat ot i .-r,. liuii.-it. Sno:-;'.y aft;'i- i'lu-lhcr M>;I became •< fiitlid'.- a lev.- days l.Uci; two more '.ui 'u:i' Ixirn lo I'.'.'i d.uii;h- i JOHN WALTON. KU WALKKil (!i[-i:;ctliuii) OSCAH AL1 i lion'' i R. L. MCKNIGHT 1 UEOKLtU J. WALKER iRu-elcc- • s ;, lion). For County Curoiicr W, H. STOVALL. Fur Mr. Harrison and the County This institution was an is.siie in the eiimpaign for county judge two years ago. I published my plutl'orm, stilting exactly what' [ would do with each problem then confronting the tax payers ui' thn county as I saw them. 1 first dealt with the coiiuly fnnr.. I stated (hat I was and luid always been opnos.-d to the present system of leasing convicts; that former county.udfjes had been unable to find a better way out without ruining tax payers by the costs of keeping convicts coniined in jails; that 1 would appoint a board composed of leading citi/ens of I lie county to search out a way and a system to insure humane treatment, of prisoners and at x the same time save the tax payers the enormous costs.of boarding- prisoners in jails. My information is that Mr. Harrison, in his speeches, refers to this arlicle and reads the lirst line of it—and misquotes that. I am still opposed lo the leasing of convicts, but like every other county judge of Mississippi County for the past twenty-five years, T have been unable lo line! any better way to handle them and yet protect the tax payers 'from the enormous burden of costs that would result from boarding convicts in the jails of this county, at SI.00 per day.- - .1 have, however, suci-eeded in formulating ;l system that insures thai, the convicts will receive a fair and humane treatment while they work out and pay their lin:s anil costs. It is not enough merely to criticize this system—it is unfair to do so unless you can find a better remedy. When such a remedy is found i am sure there will be no hesi- tency on the part of tin-, county judge, the ciuorum court and the tax payers association in adopting it. Until liiat is done there is no reason why the tax payers of 111 is county, many of whom are doing more work every day than any convict on Ihe farm, should take upon themselves the burden of boarding criminals in the jails of this county and providing them with steam hi-ut, excellent food, nilining water, and all tlie conveniences of a hotel. 1 understand thai my opponent lias mafic- i:<; definite .statement as to what he would (In with these convicls, but has offered a number of wild schemes, such as buying a farm and equipping it, and placing the convicts and paupers of tiiis county togethsr on that farm. Conservative business men estimate thai that would cost Mississippi county an initial investment of s-iO.OOO.OO lo §50,000.00. H would also make of the county farm a political football, increasing the number of county employes at the command of the county judgj. It would put Mississippi county into tlie fanning business, growing cotton at lOc, per pound, below the cost of production; the entire phut operating on a political basis with a lawyer as county judge, using county money (o engage in farming, wlitn a practical farmer, cannot, under existing conditions, avoid a loss from such operations. Mnmlay [ convict farm. further into Mr. Harrison's relations with the GEO, Candidate for Second Term as <J. 13. 11AKRY TAYLOR-

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