The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1930 · Page 3
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: PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COUH1EU NEWS - XHE COURIER NEWS CO., FUBL1SHKKS .':•:• C. R. BABCOCK, Editor '.' : U. W. HA1NES, Aovcrtising Manager BLYTIIKVILLK. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS , • Sole N»Uoiml Advertising Representatives: , Th$ Thomas P. CUrt Co. Inc., New Vork, Phlltdelphla, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, am Fruiclsco, Chicago, St. Louis. :»uhllihed Every AUOrucon Except Sunday. • • Entwd BS second class miucr at the posl oflice »t Blythoville, Arkansas, under act or CoBgress October 9, 1017. . ___ r ~ Servtd by tne United Press RATES By <anler In the city or BlytUevlllc, I5c per week ur *6.60 per year in advance. By mall within a radius ol 50 miles, fU.OO per jtu, II W lor six months, 85c for lluce mon'.bs; bj m»ll to jOEttl tones two to six, inclusive, •»p50 per year, In zones, seven and eight, $1000 per year, payable In . ''.vance- KlUDAY, AUGUSTJ, 1930 ; On Picking Puilic Ojficers K is our opinion Ihiil iM'.oplo today •look to Ihuir newspaper for infonuuium rather Hum i'ur advice. The Courier '•News has exprussud .its prelL-nnin 1 in •some of (he contests iii the impuiuliii;; . Dcinoi'ratic primary not with any special hope of inlluencintj voles (allhwiKli : \vc certainly should not olijeul it' Unit were to be the result), foul rat In'r l)t> . cause frankness seemed lt> demand it. .We have also tried lo hulp our readers 'know the facts behind tlie issues of the campaign, and hope that in this we have been in some measure siit- _cessful. '.'-;" In all contests for public oll'ice the 'chiiiTicUr of Hie men seeldny preferment is a primary consideration. Honesty is the first essential in any place •of responsibility, and that is the first -qualification voters should look for ''in choosing their officials. * After that there is of course a i;c>od •'deal of variation in the qualifications thai ought to be demanded for dill'vr- .enl offices. Generally speaking, however, ability is the second great essential for judicial or administrative /offices, while loyally to party principles and position on controversial questions are more important for legislative officers. If we believe in the principles of the Democratic parly it is important that \ve send lo represent us in slate and national legislative assemblies men who will vote for. those principles. No mailer how honest, anil able a- man, he is not the proper representative if bis "convictions on fundamental imeslioin are not those of a majority of his constituents. On the other hand, unless we are lo consider public oll'ices as plus lo be passed out in recognition of party service, -a man's political views arc of • little consequence if the office lie seeks is one of a purely ailniinistrativi: character. In selecting an olficer whose duties will simply be to carry out the task prescribed for him by law we :ieed to know'thai be is honest, and that he has the will and the ability to serve the people in the position he seeks, but we need not much concern . ourselves with his views on public questions, or even, for that mailer, with his political all illations. , The Courier News is satisfied that men in whom are found the major qualifications for u good public servant are among the candidates for most, if not all of the state and county offices for which the Democratic nominees will be chosen next Tuesday. Must of our readers know these men better Hum we do, and are al least equally able to select from among them those who will make faithful and capable public .servants. \Ve only urge, therefore, that every voter give careful consideration lo the various candidates and cast his ballot for those whom he knows have .the will and thu ability to safeguard the interests and administer the affairs of the county and stale. Tim evils llial are common lo the Ih'moiratic form of government are the result <jf letting considerations other than the ([iialilu-alions <>f candidates sway us in casting our voles. If we put petty prejudices aside and make it serious and sincere ellorl to vote for good g(iv:rnnienl we will get it. SIDE GLANCES By 'George Clark The Editor's Letter Box THE WINDMILL A CONFESSION <A numiy ui C. 11. O-rn's Laborer's P.salmi Mr. Hoover yen are my shepherd, Inn I am In wunt because 1 don't do anything hut tad about looking ''"' something with which ta blame, yen with. Yen makclh me lie down on I'avk benches bncinise I do not dc/,;rvc iinylhlng better. I have .such a weak backbone tliat I really blame yon for my unjust doubt in the Republican iiarly. ;mcl that Is why I think you lencleth me in pallis ui de.sUuclion tor your vanity ;nkc. It is my own la/lness which makcth me walk Miiou;;!) llw valley of the shallow of slarvalion. mid I really fear evil for 1 have the fcolhli iilc.i Hint you ate ngaiml me. Thy imliliclan.s mill prolilceis they frighten me b'. : t';uis!! I am a tuilutal lr;n:vd eounrcl. I i-veii have an idi'ii llml yuii in'cparcs" n ru;. <lu::tii;ii 111 my salary in the pii'scr.cc of liny cni'iiiies, but I haven't a saUry accansc 1 am tun lazy und noaccuunt to mate one. Oh, how 1 wish that. 1 had some easy way to got n big Income which you could amiolnt wir.i tn\?s; my expenses runneth over my Income bri'auso I l>cl en horse races, ball games and Icntlcth nn pxlr:tviiynni life ill general. Surely unemployment and poverty will follow me all (he days of any administration on '• account ot it,' New yiui imclerstnnd why 1 expect to dwell In a rented house forever. CUUA 11. 11IGDON. Condemn 1'ollcc .Methods To the people of Illythcvillt: We. the people ot Hunih i-Vank- lln street, think llicre siiould be bcincihltm said about Ihe police force who made Ihe arrest here on Wednesday night. They, with tlicir pistol practice and Indecent luiiuuaee that ihsy used, we thought a bunch of heathens had come Into [own; and ti'.o way they beat the man and cusssd after they had arrested him was j brutal and unhumane since th-j ' prisoner never offered a bit. of resistance. Mrs. J. R. Wright Mrs. U. Hall Mrs. C. N, Bell E. K. Roark Mary Via Ruby Burns J. D. Via Mrs. M. II. Crccclius Mrs. S. M. Trotter Armenlync Gallop Theluui Wright. Kor gcltitiK tbc molt quickly over mill tbc bens buck ill work luyiiiglilggcriunlliul- ICT t'{-'{5S, and muro of them, nothing can compare vjjUh « cuin- liiucd poultry feed consisting of e(jnal parts of I and FUl-O-PEP . M&8H FUL-Q-PEP EG© MASK CI.UB ADOPTS 1'KAYEK i PHILADELPHIA, (UP) -- The j Thi-si! KrivnlifK: irrdti :ir<; r\:irlly v.hiil your lii'iis nrril l<i Temple University Women's Club i , ;| , fratlu-r.s, iu-w liliii>il, ami hum up llicir svsl.:im . i tciindcil by Ur. itussell 11. Conwcll, i ' ' ; '! and said to be the ony women's so tiii-y are eager to I:iy. r.aeh Ueoigucil lo <lii a speciiil jol>, they iiru unexcelled in bringing your liens through the non- club organized by a man, lias ndoplcd <m official prayer which will be offered as part of the rag- nlnr order of .business at all meetings of the club. nt. Conwcll was the founder of Temple University. "A swell place you picked for our vacation! Not an air- ooled movie in town." 1 WASHINGTON <T LETTER By KOUNUY DUTCHEU NBA Service Writer WASHINGTON -Possibly .you've iflH/;cil.thr-.l,iicreaslui;]y .lobrant at- tltutte Tdilccl'eil .reioiitHV-lftW tt^W licisons officially and' 'linofiicially cciincctcd with the enforcement of prohibition. appease the wrath ot (he wets wliilc promising the drys some constructive achievement. The drys will be restrained from hollering that the administration doesn't .pib'Rii^sjness because Prohibition Director''Amos Woodcock going to ask Congress for 500 JUST PRACTICAL JOKEH KUNTINGTON, Ind., i UP)—Four policemen followed a frightened boy to a dark stairway al Huntington, after he told them of the discovery of a dead woman. The officers found a pair ef legs protruding from some clothing. Then they discovered n dummy used in display windows hat! been employed by a practical joker. productive |irrio<I in the shortest possible lime. Let us tell you more ttboul this "ufly-Jifly" feuding plan. Live these feeds i\OJl'\ Browne & Billings Co., Inc. Ulylhuvilli!, Ark. The fact that this is 1111 elcc-> additional agents to put, over his ; I program. ( Meanwhile, the country may v»?ll ] iiwait with interest ll\c next Wickersham of the crime commission. Wickersham has been the champion iecterer The 125th anniversary of the discovery of the hot do3 Is Ijelnij celebrated In Vhiinn. \Vit':i much u'lish uf couv.se. With an Increasing unrulier of iluiienls swim- mini; Hie- historic iR'llesprm eiu-h year, il won't be Ion; now Ix-'tore tliey organize a creek-Idler Iraternlly. Prohibition nnc"!-''' are Inslructcd to use brains instead of force In their work horeafier. This •\\ill nrouse resenlmont aincng defectives wlio are thought to have a nionoiwly on the method. [Ion year may have something to do with it. The belligerency • of the wets In recent months, too: Probably the lenders of 'the dry side feel that seme small concessions ought to be made as a inntter of strategy. That various government, officials are rather bored with "t!»e Idea of trying to enforce a law llml millions cf persons insist on breaking is . fairly obvious. Equally obvious Is the fact lhat they won't dare recommend any change until wet voters show enough strength lo enable them to do so with comparative safety, which is likely to be a long time. It is hard to lell whether the wcl voters arc iioiug lo mahe .any partlc-j tons consultation with nhir Impression In 'th.2 fall dec-1 Hoover. liens, but meanwhile they have he sallsfacllon cf liclLeving that few litt'c things are being done to appease them. Defend Personal Iliglits Ihe administration's atorcnv;ntioned balancing act-. First he wrote to Governor Roosevelt of New- York suggesting the possibility . of modification. Tlien lie announced that prohibition was well enforced as any other law. The last .time he spoke h.j dwelt reflectively on British j 'success in reducing consumption 11 of alcohol without prohibition. Nobody knows what Georg.? will 11 sr.y next time, but. hardly anyone.! expects him lo say it without prev- ' President, Trusicc.s of DCS Moiues University, egged by students at a public meeting, disappeared with the diplomas just before graduation. The trustees won cu; by decrees. , Oi:e of tbe enigmas ui the present gi-ncratlon is ih,ii in spite of the prcvalenc.: of .-.oap box or.ilvr:-. clirly pelitics Mill persists. A famous munitions factory in Europe lins Hone ir.to Ihe production of slcel lalse teeth. It is iindtiatcorA they are going great gums. Take, for insliinco, the recent ilccliirMlon of lenders of various dry organizations for the sanctity cf the home Reprcsenlatlves ot Ihc Anti-Saloon League, the Methodist Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals, the W. C. T. U mid tho Committee ol One Thousand issued a manifesto which drew a distinct line between the business ct drinking | in cue's own kitchen and actually trniricklni; in hooch. The drys lave so ottcn scorned the "P=i'- onal liberty" argument of UK vets llml. although they arc still •cry !ar [rom nccepthiK that argu- ncnl. it Is no less than stirprls- IHG LAND llOM)i:it , DENVER, Co!o., (Uf) — The United Slates government is by far the largest holder in the stale of Colorado, according to the state Immigration bureau. While precise figures are Impossible to compile because of conflicts of reserves, withdrawals and classifications, the bureau estimates that the government owns or controls 37 per cent of the entire surface area of the state. OUT OUR WAY By Williams HAH, KILLS GAMK SCO-ITDALE. Pn.. (UP)-C. C. Brown, game warden of this section, hns announced (here may be n scarcity of game in the Scoltdale district this fall, because of a recent hail storm. ' • ws. MOO*' OUR "fb ' HE CLEAM<i ALL- UP PER .PECTiOM AM '^ A GO EAT 1.OAK1 T HCCKEO A et-URT To 'lM PER -Rvo BIT'S i -/ou GoT MEAR ALL Tt-i' ClOTi4i ' ^mmMi UK to hcur them say: "\Ve specifically repudiale nil enforcement policies that do nol regard nr.d safeguard every per-1 sonal r'iKht. Personal habits audi the roiulnct of the home are in the held of private morals. These .should not be touched by the tin ml ol Ihe law unless Ihey cross Ihcir boundaries and then only by du? process of law . . . The primary altnck Is on the trallic of inloxicalitig liquors." At Ihe same time develops w'.-,;U nnpuars lo be a tendency en the part of Ihe administration to loocu the ties which have bound il llicsc many years to Ihe Anll- Announcements Saloon Net that the ad- Col|rler Ncffs j, as ou- thorlzcd to announce the lollowlag candidates: DEMOCRATIC PKIMAKY Tuesday, August 12. For Circuit Judge JUDGE WILLIAM CARROLL- I'nr Stale Itcprcscntiilivc W. PAUL MARSH. Vor County Judge GEORGE W. BARHAM, election). (Re- ministration is planning to kick the dry leaders in the pants or c\en to give them R polite s'.iove. But. it has bcccme painfully plain that Ihc Republican party Isn't as dry as it thought it was. what with New Jersey, Sew York and Wash- hii;l::i among oilier states, so the adiiiimsiraticn is virtually forced to play its own game instead of the :camic's. At present this game seems to be a balancing act v.itli no immediate hope that the p:r- lormcr will be allowed to take a rest. llogvtr Bored PrcMdenl Hoover's boredom wuh rolnbltlcii has been indicated by hLs desire to kocp It o(T the front pages of the newspapers through avoidance ot the spcctacidar. His dcilrcs will be carried out by llic Department nt Justice. The new pcllcy provides fir f;wcr killings, fewer night club raids, lets alien- lion to Ihc iiuall bootlegger wiili !>!.. pints and quarts and cliinlivi- •-•.- -I ,-j i'' 1 ''i fc '-'irm now cans- cd by inniiy peu> |i.o u ••( u . v T-- '!;.'•••;». will be to "reduce thu , supply of 'ii',lcxica''nj liquors for hcv:ra« pur|x:scs" bv solng .liter the wholesale maiuifaelurcrs and distrlbnlors. This program h.is ths ring o! familiarity, but it al- wnys s Minds sensible and serves In ZAL B, HARRISON For ShcriH W. W. SHAVER (Re-elcctlom Vor County Treasurer W. W. HOLLIPETER. JOE P. PRIDE. For Circuit Csurt Clerk T. W. POTTEI',. BILLY OAINES. >'or County Court Clerk MRS. JOHN LONG (Rc-clcctlon! For County Assessor J. S. DILLAHUNTY. JLV FOWLER, (Re-elccliou). J. W. WATK1NS. For Justice ol the t'cacc Chlckamvba Township JOHN WALTON. ED WALKER (Rc-clcction) OSCAR ALEXANDER (Rc-elcc tlon) R. L. McKNIOHT (Re-election) GEORGE J. WALKER (Kc-elcc- *';r County Coroncf j Tor Constable Clik'kasanba Tnirnsilp C. 13. BURGH. HARRY TAYLOIi. Mi'. Harrison, J. am informed in every locality ^outside of Blytheville and Osccola', has criticized my expenditures on the County Home for the poor. This home has for many years been located in Osceola in the old Court House; property owned by Mississippi County (and is paid for). Mr. Harrison was Prosecuting Attorney from 1925 to December 31st, 1928. He should have visited this " County institution and he would have discovered, as many good men and women of Mississippi County did, that this home for the poor was run in such ajm^ne^ that the condition of the inmate's.'as well as the prop- ei'tytwas in a pitiful and deplorable condition; that|t was a disgrace to any civilized country. After I took charge 1 spent quite a bit of money repairing- the building and cleaning and renovating the inside,. We found it necessary to burn all of the bed clothing and buy an entire new outfit, including wearing apparel for the inmates, it is a well known fact that I have asked the citizens of this County to vbit this home. It now, as it did then, speaks t:or_itseil The vxpliiiditures of this home For thc'poor and unfortunate are passed upon and approved, as all other expenditures are, by the County Court and Tax-Payers' Association at their monthly meetings. 1 have always felt, that unless waste, graft or mismanagement of charitable institutions could be shown, it should not be drawn into a political campaign. Tomorrow, I w-ill further discuss Mr. Harrison and his relation to the County Farm during his four years as Prosecuting Attorney. GEO» W, BARHAM Candida/c for Second Term as cou &:.

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