The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 9, 1930
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FOUR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS JTHE BLrfHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' • THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS ••''... . O.'R. BABCOCK, Editor H...W. BAIHES, Attvertlsiiig Manager Sole National Advertising nejwsentitlvH: The Thomas f, Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sun Antonio, Ban FrfLBCliCO. Chicago, St. Louis, Published Every Aitcrnoon Except Sunday. En{*red EE cecond class matter at the poat office at Blythcvllle, Artansu under act at Congress October 9, 1917' Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 150 per week pr $6.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 60 miles, 43.00 per year, 11.50 (or six months, S5c lor throe months; by null In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, KJK per year, In rones seven >rl eight, $10.00 per year, payable In etfrar.c*. Qsceola Schools An encouraging piece of news today is the announcement from Osccolu UmL the hoard of education, citi/vsus ami teachevs have met the situation that threatened to force the closing of that city's school^ at the end of this month. There ars lots of things that we can afford to do without when times arc difficult. Education in not one of them, anil Osccoht is to be complimented upon the refusal of her people to permit .their-children to pay the price of financial troubles of the community. The Otceola school district has spent al! (he money it. has, but th? Osceola schools are. not going to close. It should be recognized, however, that while Osceola has found it way to continue her schools, a solution of the problem involved in their threatened suspension has not been found. Osccola's situation, moreover, is iilao the situation of Hlyllicville, Manila, Leachvilh ;and many other communities in this and other Arkansas counties. The fact is simply that present day schools need more money than present tax laws iwid assessment methods provide them. The (niestion that almost all Arkansas high school district^ face, .to get down to bedrock, is simply one of providing more money or lowering their : school standards. We hope there 1 is no question as to which course we will follow. , Autos and Bread Lines - "~ ','••': dNvcfy fancy mid high-toned aulo- mobile show was held in New Yoi k the other day. Machines built for the very wealthy were put on display in a big hotel, the affair was iligiiilL'd with the tillo, "salon," and the average price of the cars exhibited was slightly better than §10,000. You might be interested in a paragraph from the story in the New York World which described the show: . "A 22-piccc orchestra playing classical music, soft rugs, beautiful women wandering to and fro, prosperous looking m-n, suave .salesmen and over all a constant talk of cars, 00 custom-built cars, the last word in detail, beauty and power, aggregating in value $1,000,000, are on exhibition." Sonic of these cars must have been OUT OUR WAY very nice indeed. One, for instance, was cream-colored with gold-plated (it- tings, with a built-in boudoir table equipped with perfume bottles, powder boxes and the like. Another had a built-in liquor buffet in the back seat, with a space for eight quarts of IKXKC, a cocktail shaker, glasses and other implements. Still another sported an electric split-second clock and a radio In the rear compartment. •All of this must have, heuii very uplifting, and one's dominant emotion on reading about it is an unholy desire to own one of these machines. Hut the exhibition, coming at the time It did, is a lilile bit disquieting. It offers too gnat a contrast tu the bread lines, the soup kitchens, the employment offices and the till<-nighl flop houses that lire to be found in such profusion in New York and in other cities. Of course, it is perfectly proper for manufacturer.-; to build and display such cars, and it is perfectly proper for the man who can afford it to buy one of them. Xo one. can quarrel with this cxhibiFin itself. But it does emphasize the fact that we arc living in an economic sy.slc.rn that brings about startling contrasts between extreme poverty and extreme wealth.' Golii-plated automobiles with built-in boudoir tables lose a little of th-:ir beauty when displayed a few blocks away from a shuffling bread line. No system that produce; such contrasts is entirely healthy. It is bound, sooner or later, to undergo a change. And million-dollar salons of (his kind are not exactly the thing to put people who ar: interested in making such a change in a frame of mind lo bring it about gradually and tactfully. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark The Windmill ! 1 Cuba M. lligdon. What, I would like lo know Is how a certain perfume and toilet article company In Chicago knew what my heart looked like. * * * This morning I received a sample bottle of liquid shampoo from that certain company anil it was labeled "cocoamit shampoo". •V- # -,-• A storage battery was brought into conn today by authorities. It was clmrgcd with electricity. Well, anyway, business tor llic mattress maker.-; is getting-tedder. turb'ance responsible for motor accidents seems emotional Instability. Investigators arc inclined to believe that examination of drivers Is essential toward reducing the number of accidents. It is particularly important that people who are repeatedly In trouble should have their licenses revoked. When Investigations are made to determine whether the unsafe driving Is due to constitutional slowness or lack of 'muscular control to Ignorance, to bad health, or to emotional instability, the factors I that make for safe driving are determined, and perhaps at least one dangerous source of disturbance removed from corculation. "I always give the ones I want to read, and then borrow (hem afu-r Christmas." JLWASHINGTON LETTER prises. Cuba comes next to Canada and One-: with the largest direct American Half llilllon Dollars—U. S. Cor-! Investment, amounting-to $919000 porations Own Tivicc as Much 1'iopcrly in Canada as in Any Other Cmmlry. RY KODNEY DKTCHEU NEA Service WrilH 1 WASHINGTON — Americans directly own five and a half billion dollars worth of factories, mines, oil wells, public utilities, plantations and other property outside the United Sinter in this . and nbout two billions ttorlh in Europe and the rest of tho world. Our total direct Inves'.iiirnl of S7.-178.000.000, according lo tile Department of Commerce, is less than half t:ic total private American investment abroad \\hich also includes large holdings til foreign COO. About $544,000,000 of that Is In sugar, the department finds, and the next largest investment—$117,000,000—Is in railroads. Previous estimates for Cuba had run nearly up to a billion and a securities, distributed MILTON'S B1KTII On Dec. 9, 1G08, John Millon English poet and publicist, was born In London. He entered Cambridge at 1G. where he composed several odes and elegies. Shortly after his graduation he went to his father's house at Horton, where for five ' years he studied the classics. After a tour of the continent Milton returned to England to find it In a slale of political unrest. In the ensuing 20 years, in which iht country was at war, he wrote no poetry but contributed keen writ- Ings to the struggle. After the execution of Charles I, , Milton Issued a-defense of the deed ! and this led to other pamphlets which gave him European fame as a controversialist. When the Commonwealth was established, Milton was appointed secretary for foreign tongues to the council of state. Though he became totally blind at this post, lie carried on his public duties. Milton's most famous work is "Paradise Ix>st." It has been said of this work that there has been no such approach to Ihe Ideal epic of humanity since Dante. Pup Causes Prosecutor "Embarrassing Moment" ELGIN, ill., (UP) -- State's Attorney George D. Carbary of Kane County experienced his "most embarrassing moment" white oulhunt- TUKSDAY, DECBMBKR 9, Be Sure You're Right—* AN AlllGAtOR MAY HAV; A VWNGBY lOOn,8UT-' Vf IS HlS.NEftR--' \ REUflVB/fllECPOCOPlI IS PANGESDUS; MAN. '\\ osrciCH HIS KEftP BECAUSE Nt- fHW? ff He CANNOT SEE . PURSUERS THEY CANNOT SEE HIM. viw HE. REALLY DOES is 10 BOLL UP IN A HEAP TO APPEAR AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE. pled and had br.r-n caught by the dog. r had net seen the bird until ^the dog brought it. to me." ! Shooting a hen pheasant is She. acme of game law violations hut' Ihe deputy finally agrro.1 that the bird had been the victim of cir- cum:::anc3s and permitted Carbary to keep the fowl. half dollars and privafe sources! ing with'three lawyer"Triends"re- :iad guessed a billion .and. more for cently. Mexico, where the department now AS Carbarv slrmrt hi.; Oirioim i,, Place, the total at TOO.OOO. The hif ha^^ido h?s ii b^"d g, a estimate values a $230,000,- ran llp to h im W ith a £ luulp ,^ i investment in mining and -' • •• •• • - ; smelling there and about $200,000,MO in producing anpi refining petroleum. American 'investment in communications and public utilities are set at $90,000,000; South American .' -investments Imc increased immensely, principally through expansion of mineral utilities. as follows S1.950.0CWKO: holdings, acquisition :n value: I a]u | nmimfncl'i of in enterprises. We When a Scotchman says Santa will be round this year, ho may only be referring lo the size of the fellow's paunch. It is often necessary for a man lo be Cirust in the lap of fortune to Ire put on his fcM, says tlic office sngc. dies, M.C54.00C.CCC: i!v--x!cG-Ceii- tra! America. $917,000.000; Asia, Sa35.COO.OCfl; Australia-New Zealand, jl40,COO,000, and Africa $102,000.000. In Canada our corporations own twice as much property as l;i any oilier counlry. There arc 524 America. Chile Leads We control South American telephone, electricity, cable and radio companies worth about 507,000,000. Total direct investments by ccun- phcBsanl in his mouth. Appearing on the scene simultaneously was Deputy Hii-riff Walter Peterson. "I was surprised to see the dog running up with the hen pheasant in his mouth," said Carbary. "I sho'.ved the bird to Petsrson and an examination disclosed it was crip- Aviation Students Form Foreign Legion of Air EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., (UP)—A ed to be the first organize in Am-1 erica, has been established by stu- ! dents from 21 nations, itudying av-' iation at Parks Air College here. In it are youths from India, Eu. rope, countries in North America I and from 30 states in this country.! Amouj the rIndents who have' ! ccmc from afav to attend tho local j i college is I.uan Phongsc-Sobhom, j i who journeyed 14,000 miles from! Bangkok. Siam, Koka! Singh, son of Ule noted BriUih subject, came frcm Rangoon, Tndla. Many youths have traveled long dist lo altend the school. A list of countries repres Includes Siam, India, Ecil Spain, • Canada, Cuba, Colu'. South America, Hungary, Gen? Mexico, Peru, Philippine Isl'-J Panama, Canal Zone. Pcrto f\ Honduras, Bolivia, Hawaii am'' West Indies. » MANILA — Dissipating the pression that, the Philippine! tional Bank has been unduly' centrattiiB ils investment in, United Stales, Vlcc-President Schwulst, in a letter to Sp Roxas which file latter release,! day. declares that as of f\ 1930, Hie government tnsti lud "funds In the United r,n deposit with banks or in in various forms amounting to 021,329.05." of which "not than. $5,000,000 can be cons, as funds which might be back to the Islands for ment." tries include: Chile $423,000,000, Argentina $332.000,000, Venezuela' and Brazil $104,000,- An ad in a Berlin paper urges Germans to buy a photograph of Hitler for Christmas. This sounds like the makings of a frameup. "I have nothing to say about anything." Si- mon'D. Fess is quoted as saying. And that's saying a mouthful. By Williams American iniumfacturin; establishments there worth $540,000,OCO, 4G paper and pulp enter-' prises worth $279.000.000. a di- i ™Y; rcct investment of S541,OW.OOO | " ear y half of the direct invest. in communiciulon and tvansporta-1 n!ent in Euro]>c is in mnnufactur- tion and about S400.000.COO in min- ! ms enterprises and more than ng and smelting. ' $230,000,000 in petroleum produc- I'roxlmi;y to Canada is one bis . [ :on Mli distribution. Public utili- •cason for (he larye investment 1 '; cs nn<i Ka!es of maimfactnred ar- hci'e. But Ilia Department of' t'cles nre next in importance. Great Commerce experts also mention the' Bl '" am llfl5 attracted $485,000,000. simllp.rUy of social, legal and i of 1llc total. Germany is second ! political institutions, t',:o presence '• "''"' $217,000,000 and France third of a large population willi hijh liv- will > $145,000,000. nu ctandards and the Canadian| T1 <c juosl inportant things we; tariff policy which makes it more ! make in Great Britain are eleclrical '. advantageous for many American goods, machinery, metal product*, corporations lo produce within Ihc | rubber products, musical inslru- I dominion. ! mcnts, moior vehicles, chemicals! Jlany ruining Invcslmrnls . and Iixxlstnffs. In Germany our i American establishments in'most important enterprises produce! Latin America arc engaged, mostly automobiles, electrical goods, rayon in prcduction o( raw materials.' produets, hardware and machinery, i mining and smelling invest-. American electrical goods, inacliin- ::;mis iiiTJolnia, Ciiilc. Mnxlco and \ cry and metal products are made P:ru leading in value. Sugar pro-1 in France and Italy has b-en the duUion in Cuba and fruit pvoduc- j largest, Buro;)c3n field for publi- lion in Central America arc among ' utility invcslmcnls by our coruora- llie other mosl imporlant enter-1 lions. i Emotional Instability Chief j Cause of Motor Accidents i By Dlt. .MOKKIS FISlinEIN IMitr.r, .toiirtial i-f n-, r American Medical Awociallnn. anil of' Hy- gfla, tlir llnllli .Mignrin- There arc more than 30.000 deaths every 50.11 m n,c Units;! States due to accidents in automobiles. hence this is : , icjdmj can 1 !? of death and is araii-m; the interest of everyone cai-.trrntd. «llh human health r,nd lite. More boys an:] v >. : ^ «- lTC k i rr;1 last year by nuirni--l)::>. according ! to W. V. BiiiKl::i:i:. ;'..,,, d | ct i o ' r j diphtheria, scarlet Irvrr. ..-r typhoid Safety engineer.; aiirt i ra fn c (. 113 i_ neers have siven ,sp:.-:,i aUcnliDii to modifyins: tho ex:,-::,.-,! physical conditions that load i.> acclilent; i.:;mt of al;,> Hi c ))a .. ,;, lV iiij , acc^ctents J( . t o sudden y<-.\ o f tl;e but an iim.Llldru I teiition has bcc:i |i.,;, isen who is dnir.f n- : . I One-fifth of all n: i rciwrtcd seem to lie ,; i inattention on ihr driver; hi.s iniivi v.[because of the pn>.:; •„.. i n , wll! , I him, an llluminalcu advertisement. | or so:no :i:-..i:i,-, a i or do- j mcsic trouble. Tl-.c cii-.<r suddcn- |ly tu-ns right w!i»:i :. f mcjr.t 15 turn left and finds himself in the ' ditch. ! , People .who are slightly ill. who j ; are intoxicated, or who frequently I develop nervous headaches are likely to get into trouble in guiding a ' ; fast or iwwcrful motor car in the i midst of modern traffic. ' ; H Is generally reported that wo- ' 'men have a smaller number of acci- i .<lonts than do men. which is true. ! ; smrply because there arc at present i I n fmallcr number of women drivers ', llian men. When men and women • 1 have a chance lo run the bamc kind ! of an automobile over tho sai:-.c ftrccts for the same number of linurs a day. the women have llirce . times as many collisions as do t'.io ; men. This was determined in a flutiy of men and women taxlcab , operators in Philadelphia. : Color-blindness and other visual ' defects arc not among (he niajn;- < cai..<c* of accidents on the highways nriilier is slo'.vne. 1 ^ of reac- ' . tini furthermore, people w'.io a<-? : hard cf hearing or (hose who,drive • with only one arm seem to be able lo coni]Kn!ale considerably to;- llw'r ph\ticnl defects. The chief form of mental dls- Remember the medicine shows that used to come to town? With minstrel music and flaring gaslight, the eloquent "Doctor" sold a good ma.ny bottles of his marvelous elixir. No chance to discover that it was only molasses and water! He was gone next day to another town, playing "one-night stands." Modern advertising and selling methods are very, very different. Merchants and manufacturers are in business day after day, year after year, at the same address. They need your continued custom. They must tell the story of their merchandise truthfully to keep your confidence. They must offer honest values to insure your satisfaction. And they do — in the advertising pages. Read the advertisements. There's no surer, easier way to economical buying. They show you what you want at the lowest pried and tell you where it may lie had. You can go direct to get it or order it delivered. You save time, save money. Read the advertisements —and read them regularly. i 1 Guide your buying by your reading.. . advertised products arc worthy ones

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