The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1939 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 6, 1939
Page 10
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TEN ^Foreign Concessions in 7-11, China Are Trade Valves BLYTOEVILLE, "(AEKJ COUKTEE NEWS FflflHG Inlernptionol control of legotion quarter TIENTSIN British and French conces sions Combined oreo— 1200 oc res Occidenlol pop 5000 SHANGHAI tnternalionol soltlemenl French concession Combined orca—8000 acres Ocodcniol^ pop —-40,000 TMOY"~~ *"" Inlcrnolio™) solllemenl Arco—?60 acres Pccidenlol pop—250 Pacilic Ocean CANTON Brilisli ond French concessions Combined oreo—<M acres OcciJcJilolppp.—VOQ KWANGCHOUWAN France holds 325 square miles under >eose. HONGKONG British colony England also holds 356 square miles, adjacent lo colony, u n. dcr Icosc. . Above map shows loralirm, area, ami occidental population of urtn. clpal foreign concessions ami seUlcmei („ in China. Black area is what Japan held at start of « ar in 1037; shaded territory shows CNtent of Japanese occupation in past two years. By NBA Sen-Ice ; The struggle for " ; Tlie struggle for the foreign "concessions" m China Is a Mrug- A Mo\*/ AA r 'I ^*~ • gle for the valves throueh which /* I NeW AAT. LOHq • flow ill MOimftl fimnc + h<\ hull- ^r I J I • Leads Louisiana .flow in noi mal times the bulk of Chinese tra'de «ith the outside . Tlie beginnings of the foreign concession system go back -almost 100 years. China v,as then, and has continued, tmbiitent In Its Interior administration. After the Opium Wnr of 1842, the British hit on n plan for pioteetlng their trade and tradei-s. ; By treaty with China, Biltaln established in Shanghai a pait of the city which should be practfcallj British. Here British .merchants, impmtcrs, bankers, manufacturers, exporters, shippers «eie to live, protected by British guns and sol diers from hostility of the Chinese people of the lest of the city. Here they administered their own justice, carried on public and health services, forming a lltlle "Biltish island" in the sen of the Chinese population of teeming Shanghai The French seemed a similar con cession a few yeais later CHINA SOUGHT ' TO RECOVER In 1&61, the British, French Italians, and Japanese were slini- arly entrenched at Tientsin, soon the French weie al Hankow, and the Japanese followed. Canton aiid Amoy followed, 1 and German, Russian, Austrian, and Belgian concessions bloomed among (he rest in the "tieaty ports." , Agitation was continued In China to regain these concessions, which were a continual repioach to Chinese sovereignty. But the World yWnr offered the big chance. The German, Austrian, and Russian concessions dropped back into Chinese hands The Belgians moved out In 1928 U S. IMS .NO CONCESSION The United Slates never has hud a concession in China it i,ns shared the administration ol several of them in cities whcie there ivas a large amount of American business, like Shanghai and Amoy Americans doing business in China' however, usually live j a MA accep { the protection of one or another of the foreign concessions, usually the British. Garrisons of American troops have been stationed in Shanghai, Tientsin, and Peiping alongside British, French, Italian and Japanese forces, to help guard their nationals. The United States, however, has always taken the position that so far as her own rights weic concerned in the . concessions where she Is represented (Shanghai and Amoy) she would always listen to reasonable and ordeily proposals to change Ihe status. The theory behind all the foreign concessions, visually held under treaty and lease, has been that .they were simply being administered as an expedient until a Chinese government should anse which could guarantee the safety and rights of the foreign colonies JAPAN MIGHT CLOSE DO OB . ! Now the Japanese appear to be The Long family is back on top again in Louisiana. Lieut.-Gov. ^Eiu-l K. Long, above, brother of the lale 'Jluey Long, becomes governor after resignation of Gov. Richard W. Lcche engaged in ft desperate effort to abolish all these foreign concessions in china. If this were done, and the concessions turned over to China, it would be at least open to argument. But the present prospect Is that the concessions will either all simply become Japanese, or they will be turned over to (i Chinese government (If the Japanese win) which would be like that of Mnnchoiikuo, simply n stooge for Japan. Then, with the power to control (lie valves, Japan could shut miy country off from Chinese trade at will. The Japanese argument Is Ural the foreign settlements are being used as bases for shipment of war supplies to China, for centers of ngltaUon and plotting against the Japanese occupation, safe from preventive police action IQuarlct 01 Roosevelt's Sons Provide Grist For Gossip Mills HAPPY RELIEF FROM PAINFUL BACKACHE •fVenmnt or »t«nty iijssnica willi snmlini • ™l ImrnniK slmjt, ll, tre ,„„. h, 1<)nl «|.i,,B"'?"« »"1> yonr kidneys or bhiMn. doL't £ \ W t" '-' ki ''" ( >' lul " l ">' 1 "««« •11 <i i"A I lW »°»°>a «»<« n»»«r st^)» n the blo«l ThMe poiiora IHM- ,l,,t n« f «inl ,1 •„'• ™ m " lc . ? Mns ' lo " »' PtP «i>3 «!«»>-, Ml(in 8 up n«lil>, »»tllinc. ,,ulSncM' uirttr the,. k f ,,!»(i, M S! ,d Ji,.r n ci,. Don l «•»,!! AsV 5 -o,,r AntfM (or Dosn's I illi, <£«! >,,cc»..(olly by miflroiu [M over 40 l?" : i i f-7 pl ' ) ' " 1W " n<1 <"*>'Mti tkt J.i milrt o[ kulnty tubci Snail out hoiaonom irult (torn tie blood. CUt Do«n's lltb. FOR ONE FARE In »ir-conilit!one{| art and '90. In sleeping cats, bwlh charges extra ........... T»o wonlhs' return limit - SEE THE FRISCO AGENT FRISCO LINES !S_ -CU'S SAM fOAKICISCO RYl ny GEOROE BOSS NEW VOHK, July O.-The quartet of ReoscvDlt sons continue, obligingly, [ 0 provide coin-, for Hie jiubllo prlht5, It Is no secret that rmnhlln D. Jr. <!erlvcs fun out of New York's lilghl lite, nnO liaWtiics of (lie Sloik chilj have come to accept ils ;ij)))carftiices ninongr liiem finite ;nsna!ly. He olso ink'cs to the •liiimlia with keen enllmslnsm and accordingly he has pursued Ills zeal for this terpischorean form it such ineccns of (lie hlp-ihnke as the Havann-Mndrlil niid Ju Conga. At IA Conga, ' for example, Prnnklln D. Jr., Bruce Cnt»l ; u )c ubiquitous . Brenda Fra/lcr «nO Peter Arno found' tlieinsehes slrnegllng over the same luble the other night. Two facllona, It nn- ])cnrs, clalmea prior rights to the same, location,:- and, in the verbal melcc, Artist .Arno referred sur- donlcally to the four' sons of the •First Fninily. And Pranklin D Ji referred, sardonically to other tilings. Actor Caljot got in n belligerent word,: too, niul though the debate ended In n distinct draw, It could not be expunged from n Broadway column or two-the next morning. KlAI/l'O 1UNCHKKO Elliott Roosevelt not long ago devised a "Texnsmncli" night club to be situated on (lie rooftop of a Mnnlinltnn mlcltawn hotel. A nfght club to catch Uic wide open flavor of Ft, worlli, Dallns, Ko'uslan, Laredo and Brownsville, with 'cow- punchliig m-nltcrs ami wsUtrcsses and so on. But something happened. Some say nn interested voice— or pair of [hem— from the White House discouraged Die plan on the grounds thnt the RooscvcKs, |«rc el mere, don't mind u lc [,. sons nttending night clubs, but object to their running them, others contend Hint -Elliott Roosevelt's "Texas Hand!" cabaret hns been delayed merely until next spring-, ' Quietly married, he has been tolling In R mental capacity at n Boston department store, staring nl the proverbial bottom. And on fiis own merits—his coworkers certify—he was delegated by his store to represent tiie management, nl a national store convention In Washington. That gave him a chance, when sessions were adjourned, to have an Informal visit with Ills parents. Borneo's glass" catfish transparent as glass. Is as Philadelphia Zoo Gets Strange "Maned" Wolf PHILADELPHIA (UP) — The Philadelphia Zoo .lini obtained a maned wolf—although it Isn't a wolf niid doesn't have a mane— which is one of Die three in captivity. The animal, a native of south America, Is reddish brown with a black streak down its back and lias black "stockings." Its ley and tire long, and Its favorite food is rcdents, "lies a kind of a wild dog," Curator ruger conanl explained, "onanl sairt there were only three in captivity, with others at Washington and Vienna. School Term Reading 215 Books for Boy, 11 NEW ORLEANS (UP) — rf the l™'il i" 1 "! 1 * 101 "! «*der" doesn't me nl ?, U ; yeal '-° I ' i E »g<™ Du- mesnll, the icnn Is no gcod. He's young, but lie devours literature as voraciously as a collelne professor doing research work It may be literature at a different Intellectual level that he reads but his record for the schoo)>ai- since September, 1938, stands at 215 looks—all read at home. His total does not Include a few sde glances Into textbooks. Out- sUle leading Is -his major study Tcxtb:ote are Just his hobby between times. THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1939; TIIK HOMEBODY And In the Held' or public cn- Icrlnlnment, the elder of the President's sons hns not been Idle. James, who has dabbled In Insui- once and other livelihoods, has been diligently derated to the cause of Samuel Ooldwyji tlic past several months In an executive capacity What his precise duties me never has been mnrtc clear, but the boys at Goldivyn's New Yoik headquarters testify that the eldes Roosevelt son puts in nil nnhioir olUce day. And although he is an enthusiast of the movies, which he attends rcgnlnrly, nntl "of the thentei which he also frequents, he Is not one tor the pleasures of cnfe society. ' Prom his desk, he makes n hasty bee-line to Ills home and family. JOHN WORKING WAY UPWARD Of John, the .youngest of the Roosevelt sons, IH 0: least, is heard Last, winter, he did nccampany h| s brother, Franklin D. Jr., to several nipper. clubs, withe quit after a while and his Is the name thnt creeps least, often Into the colum- nistic mill. - Second ' Twister Returns Carried Away ANADARKo7okla, (UP)-Now lial !iis l.OOfl-bushel steel granary s back In place, H. E. Stephens hopes Die wind will leave it alone. Recently a twister hit Stephens' fumy picked up (he granary iind sci It atop a small road grader )50 feet away. A week later, while Stephens still puzzled how to get the granary off the grade)-, another twister came along, it lifted the bid and relumed it to within 30 feet of Its foundation. Wilt Provides for Masses PltlLDAELPWA' (UP) — A rul- »e of the orphans court upheld a bequest: for;masses'."The will of Julia cooney ; left 52,100 U, five relatives and then bequeathed $300 for masses. : . Complete Line of WEST1NGHOUSE ELECTRIC -i Ranges and f Water-Healers WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 110 S. Second Phone 3U EACH WEEK BUYS NEEDED CAR REQUIREMENTS Tires, badetlcs, radios, heaters «nd oelicr produces for your car «n be bought on (he Fircsione Budget 1'lan f or surprising, Iitilc cash ouib.-ami terms so »mall you'll hardly notice Ilicm. lilfii It ttt Vettt at PtriMin,. McnJt PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th & Walnut ri.onc 810 / "An Open Letter to the Citizens of Arkansas ' t. ' •f ,- *f e , rt, '4, *\\* if Affiliated Rice Interests of Arkansas Citizens: ' ~ '.'".. "•\..' i ,, ,. Act No. 310 enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas known as the Consumers Sales Tax. provides for at, increased tax on beer in the State of Arkansas Jhe following is a quotation from Section i ol this Act: ' / ATKansas. v . "Said Beer Consumers SalesTax shall be levied at the rate of three dol-'''' ' ! ; lars and fifty cents ($3.50) per barrel of thirty-two (32) gallons, (and proportionately for larger and smaller quantities) and shall be'col-" lected by the wholesaler from the retailer, who in turn shall pass said tax to the consumer, if the retailer elects, by an fact-ease in the retail $ price of beer of no more than one cent per bottla or glass of approximately-twelve ounces." -WHOM In other words the additional tax on beer is one cent per bottle. Therefore, you can Bt,ll buy a lOc bottle of beer for lOc plus Ic tax for a total of llc-or, a I5c bottle of beer for 15c plus Ic tax for a total of I6c. ,- ' a 13C Dome ot We bring this to your attention because records show that a substantial increase in the cost of beer to consumers sharply decreases the total consumption of beer. Therefore, should prices be increased more than the Ic tax, the amount of rice grown nwtoi " SaS an ^ US6d at prCSCnt in the brewln 6 of bee r sold in Arkansas, will be In addition such a reduction in beer consumption will defeat the purpose of this Consumers Sales Tax, namely, to produce more revenue for the State of Arkansas. Federal revenue will likewise be decreased. We ask, therefore, that the retailers of Arkansas co-operate to protect the Rice Growers and thus protect an important home industry by living up to the spirit of this act which provides for an increase in price of only the Ic additional tax. Such an action on the part of Arkansas retailers will, in turn, protect their customers by permitting them to continue to buy beer at a price that is within reach of their pocketbooks. Affiliated Rice Interests of Arkansas PAYOHLYJHIS PAY OHLY THIS for beer formerly costing lOc Retail price of beer for beer formerly costing 15c Retail price of |JJ beer IvC New fox v,.. Total

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