The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 11, 1930
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VAGE FOUK COURIER NEWS THE BLY1UEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUK1EK NEWS CO.. FUBLISHEUS '•• ,- C. H. BABCOCK, Editor . H. W. HAINES, Advertises Mimager Sole "National Advertising . Ttx Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, San Francisco! Chicago, El. Louts. ' Published Every Alwrnoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the po»t office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cairicr In the city ct Blythevllle, )5c per week or $6.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of GO miles, $3.00 per year, »1.60 for six momh», 6Sc lor three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, «.60 per year, In zones seven ttl eight, $10.00 per year, payable In e4rjr.ce. A Roil) In A Cathedral It is a little bit hard to award any palms to any of the principals in the Judge Lindsey-Bishop Manning- episode at St. John's Cathedral, N;\v York. To leap upon ;i table in the middle of a church service and demand a heaving does not quite seem proper; yet the speech that provoked the outburst Stems, likcwi-c, to hnvc been something loss than temperately episcopal. However, the chief prize for poor taste would sseni to jro to certain members of the congregation, who, as the offending judge was being dragged from the cathedral, cried loudly, "Lynch him!" and urged that he be beaten up and thrown down stairs. As an example of Christian meekness and forbearance, this behavior on the part of the crowd is not quite what one ^•ould expect from America's most fashionable and best-publicized church. Witchcraft in Neu) York A year or so ago, when tales of witchcraft in a rural district of Pennsylvania came out into the o[>cn in connection with a murder case, certain New^York writers professed to b& d?cp- ly shocked and horrified. They pointed out that such weird superstitions linger iu rural communities, and intimated that ;t is only in the great citi:s that civilization really comes to flower. Now might be a good time for these . critics to do some more articles on the same general theme; for United Press dispati?ri«M¥oTh"New York Veveal that thousands upon thousands of New York's citizens are devout believers in witcheraH r,nd black magic. A report issudd by a health survey remarks that "Witchcraft workers and evil-uyc healers are still flourishing and exploiting the ignorant and superstitious, particularly the . foreign-born, in New' York City." .v .'•«(,] ignorance, apparently, can ba found in the city as well as in the country. Our New York writers can iind, within a few blocks of their offices, conditions quite as shocking as those in Pennsylvania which horrified them recently. A Fear 1 hat is Baseless It isn't often that Joseph Stalin, chairman of the. executive committee of the Russian government, gives aid anil comfort lu the enemies of communism on this .sicla of the water. However, the rcmnrks he recently made to an interviewer about propaganda ought to he very reassuring to of us who live in morUi) di'stid of a red uprising in this land. In effect, Stalin said that Communist propaganda in capitalistic lands is not, by itself, and never can he, very effective. Propaganda does not make Communists. They are produced by national conditions. If the conditions are not favorable, all the propaganda on earth will be useless. Few people anywhere arc as afraid of communism as we ar?. in America; and few people anywhere have so little reason to b<^ afraid of it. Stalin's comment shows how groundless our fcar.s really are. As long as we maintain Ilia kind of conditions 1 here in which the ordinary workingman can he reasonably sure of finding and keeping a job, getting a decent amount of pay for his work and enjoying; a fair amount of tho luxuries of life, we shall have no earthly cause tor getting excited about the "red peril." • Ail of perfectly obvious. Hut our professional patriots seem utterly unable to understand it. A short talk with Stalin might do them a lot of good. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1930 | SIDE GLANCES By George Clark A South African scientist lias discovered a method of making asbestos from citrus fruits. This probably means curtains for oranges. The Notre Dnmo boys may not know n thing about the fashions, but they're certainly famous for their old-f.ishioncd Irish lacing. *i the sleep climb to success, says the office saa«, a iiltlc "pull" often counts as much' as considerable push. rc.^arch continues to spend., much Mine on the problem, and eclly s-*no specific method ment that is effective will cured. nd.. much 7"» undoubt- I of treat- i 11 be EC- I J Be Sure You're Right— [ "That's the trade^I'm goinK lo learn, if I ever get anything to practice on." ,|, WASHINGTON //rLETTER Uttle Old New Vork was ccrtr.lnly given a lot of credit when Wall sircet made It a loan of a mere $5D,C02,COO the other day. "Frogs Lot's iNewcst Canadian Industry." says a headline. They're interfiled in hops of one kind or another, It snems. ItV UODXEV nUTCHKfl < milieus co;il industries, alcng with NBA Service Writer ; textile mills, as particularly notlce- WASHINGTON. — Although no nKc in lhat respect. general survey Is posdble, there is Union wage sealer are usually fome tint.".- available on the ten- fixed a year in advance and strong dcncy toward wago reductions,, i>: unions hav.? generally been able'to t!ic past year. H seems fairly 'or.- maintain their rates. Union wane vlous from !hls lhat the wage cut rates for the first part of 193D, ccm- I movement has been nowhere near piled in SI important industrial j as general as the practice of cur- cities, were slightly higher than tailing production and laying off ever before, but most of them were wage aarneri Thus far the theory fixed by agreement in 1929 when that reduction of wages would business was good. ]ii!i::j conditions worse appenrs tu fai-m Wafts Down be held by the large majority of empi'iyors. A Texas woman, 15, a news item says, recently married n man named J. J. Ice, 83. And did she hnvc to take, her .pick? : Fjglma frfm Qf Agf ._ : cultural Economics show that farm • . , mcol " e f °r were 1C per cent lower in ig the summer, as (lie ily 13 per cent In July, of the difference in. The Editor's Letter Box Let the Signs Come Down ' (To the editor:) I want to suggest to [lie owners of vacant store rooms in Blylhi- vllle that the distressed condition, which permeates not only the entire Unlced States but the world at large, could do the merchants yet In business an everlasting favor by removing from the vacant buildings and store fronts of the buildings which are vacant, the Blaring sale signs of every magnitude, design and yawning distress. It is not fair to brother merchants who desire to display legitimate sales, besides no good can come from such signs displayed when the stocks are merged with others or removed and the buildings vacant. There Is an ordinance in this city forbidding any signs over the walto except, electric signs, but the city authorities seem not to remember this, but this as it may, the dilapidated and misleading signs referred to should come down, and if the city dees not see 1H to remove them the property owners should. The late tenants certainly have no further use for them nor are they concerned whether they come down or remain, -causing strangers to make Inquiry as to what has happened to Blytheville. That Blytheville will come back, we who-have been struggling for twenty years to make it. the ivon- der city, are sure that no section or city will show" the rapid retrleve- ment from" the panic, and this we know by past experience. But let the discarded signs come down. L. M. ROSS. EYED PEFEIMWNG 1HE AGAINST -flit ETCUStWM A2MV, IS GCNEkW ACCEPTED AS AN FACi: PUf fHEI?E IS OFTEN USED-fO "TRAC COM WGifiVES/fut — WPRESS1ON PREVAILS iHAf jiDS ARE r ESOOOUS ( aoopfincsiY e&srs, CM NO P/JOOr UORAfiUS he discovered, in. 1883 the chclcra j midnight he could stand it no i term and in the same year pub--longer and went downstairs to the j Jishcd a method of inoculation to | stove. The other roomers had prc- I Prevent nntlirax. j ceded him. The group sat in si- I In 1905 he .was commissioned by-lence until n railroad train-walker 11 the German government to invesli-! stopped at the hotel to warm. He gate ^ve-l African "sleeping sick- • was covered with snow and his awarded the Nobel prize fcr medicine. He died in 1910. HOBEKT KOCH'S BIRTH "What room did they you?" Lincoln asked." assign Friend Relates Lincoln's j College Class Outlaws ^a^X^K Joke AbourCold Weather^ cov.or of the tuberculosis germ, was born at iilausthal, Prussia. He was nearly 30 when he began Members That Drink FRANKLIN, IND., (UP) — The j RALEIGH, N. C.. <TJP) -- Tiis v.'fnters are getting warmer, ac-1 sophomore class 1 1 of N. has C. State outla.veJ "Here arc some of our rare old prints." as the finger-print expert proudly said to (he Rogues Gallery visitor. Racketeers are grumbling that they are getting too much publicity. They should realize, however, that it Is belter to bc> In the sp-jillght than on the spot. v . r Tho best quality of hard red winter wheat, snys (he Department of Agriculture, is produced in the United States. Is this calculated to make the Russian reds turn green with envy? The government has Incomplete hut definite showing thai: In 10 months ending October, 12-t manufacturing establishments cut the wajcs of 102,371 employes. Tirrj average of th-jsc reductions wits QJ25 per'cent and the average-per*- eentage of employes affected "in' these plants was ab:;u 70 y^i cent.. In the same 10 mouths. 118 os- .. , hblishments increased! wages an | allcl ! °. f ll er ca -" tR ™m'ngs 01 average uf 0.6 per cent ror '"2,335 ! ""'"iy 3 .COO,OW employes covered In wcrken-averaglng 27 per c--nt ofj". s >mi °J m ™W survey of cm- their working forces. But more I'"* 1 ""!"' and payrolls in various 'industries This cMnpared October, the researches in bacteriology upon! cording to Raymond H. Seller, Collide here which his fame chiefly rests Wru>' Cd1tor of tne Franklin Star, who \ dvinkii^ of liquor by its membsre. a member of the Imperial Board of '• relt>tes 'he following story of Class President James E. Stroupc 'Health in Berlin he invented new! Abraham Lincoln, as told by Col. I said they did not solve the wills- appliances for microscopic work ' Herbert Wells Fay, custodian of j ky problem nn the campus but took cud new ways of staining speci- - t!lc Lincoln ' tomb at Springfield,' n forward step in the cxlennina- mens which proved of inestimable: 111 " a Personal acquaintance of the;tlon ct drinkin value tri mj?dical science. .martyred President. "There is evidence of much Soon after iie had isolated tho I "Lincoln wau stopiiing at a I drinking on the camp'.is," Stroupt- tuberculojis germ Koch was made country hotel one sub-zero night i said, "and the sophomore class _. chief of the German commission while on his circuit. The room 1 will endeavor to pioneer in the which was sent to Egypt and India | assigned him was unheatcd and '• outlawing of students who persist >se workers still c-n ^investigate cholera. As a result,!the bed had few covets. About | in breaking the 18th amendment." >r wage decreasei'-'bft derived from the Lab^vii's Bureau's first cnnpll- It was only a fitting climax thai Noire Uamc should beat the U. S. C. after rambling over the U. S. A. A Detroit man, suing hlj wile for divorce, snjs slie stabbed him with n pen. But maybe that was her quaint way of gcllin;; across a point. OUT OUR WAY NO'. NJO ! By Williams BCoT AFTtR TrtER G we. To sou ? iTs Ouns GOT ' Do f ' '' toW • ^7 I \ ^y^l- 'K <r ; I,'m^sM ( ^ ^ /r-L^ : viA-;-%\ ^7 J --- W: fe;%«f (1i isSui/ ,ilW lf; ^ v cs jiri'ir to Jamiary. These figures arc gathered by the Hui.jsu of Labor Statistics through monthly qitestionaires to nearly 14.COO manufr.rtiirins plants,.. em-1 ; ploying about 3,OCO,COO persons.! i They are only indicative bscqui" the survey covers but about 30 per rent r-f manufacturing work?i^ and because t!ial yroup represents Sc^sj j tiian 25 per cc-nt of gainfully em-1 tlcycrt persons. Tire Men, Hire Women There have been wage and salary cuts in many other fields. Research \ experts b?rc also point out that llif-re arc forms of wage cuts not definitely admitted to be such. Men are sometimes fired and relihed at i lower rales. Or concerns clcse np a-.vhlle and then reopen with lower fc:iles. Bonuses paid in addition to baste wage rates have been lopped off. Women arc t'.melimes substituted for men workers at less pay. Union men arc found willing j Lo work for le.-s than union srales lather than starve. Although the limit ?r, textile. j brick, hosiery and knit gcvids Indus- is :C3 seem to have made the most \ redactions among those reported to i thr bureau. Prcsic'rnt William Clrfen o! the American Federation of Labor recently altackcd cmplr.y- crs in the boot and sliCD and bitu- compulation was made, by dividin tho total number of employes reported into the total amount of payroll in ihe week reported. II chowed increases of 3.6 per cd' theory ..which made labor the cent nnd 0.5 p?r cent respectively for public utilities employes in telephone and telegraph and employes in power, ligl-.t nnd wal-ir enterprises. Decreases in per capita earnings were, approximately. 11 per cent in maiuifacturins. 20 per cent- in bituminous* mining, G per coin 1 in anthracite mining, 12 per cent in metal mining, 8 per cent in quarrying and non-metal mining, D.5 percent in canning and preserving and from 1 t'j 2 per cent in wholesale trade, retail trade and hotel:. Despite such evidence as is presented in these various figures, al 1 observers have noticed a general reluctance to decrease wages complied with the spirit exhibited during the last major depressor cf 1021. Leaders of industry, finance and lab:T jotod with President Hoover a year ago in a call for maintenance of purchasing power through maintenance of ex- Isling wage scales. Thus far they have bo?n able to prevent a general movement back to the old-fashi™- I goat. 1 Whooping Cough Dangerous As It Brings Other Diseases BY DIt. MOilKIS FISIIKEIX ! are not put lo bed nnd kept nlone itnr, .lourrul c[ ilic American ! until niter they have been inftcted As&orkition, nnd nf Ily- | for seme time. In this condition Kcia, tlic Health Ma^aiinc c nnd in measles .particularly, it is Of all --if tha diseases that :cicn-! important to get the child to bfd ••if!.- mccllclnc attempts to control, i .11: early as possible and tr kc?p •v:v.i:p:ng cough seems In I:; mobt him indoors until n physician lias i uiiicult. 11 is generally lightly re- i pronounced it safe for hl'ii le play !..irded because mcsl people rccm to j with other children. : i rnvcr fr.-.m it readily ; The methods of relief of wliocp- , 'Iht- rii5:a-e 15. however, cxtivmc- , ing coiish nre numerous. U is pcs- !y (iangcrou:; to small children Iron-.. fiblc to kfitp the child quiel by the '.'••r point cf view »I lite, in rider use of proiwrly selected drugs. It • Children it Is not Infrequently fol- [ is u:s.:!ble to make the Infected r.."fri by rncmnonla or tuberculosis.' child comfortable nnd lo control In- r.rrl hence repi.v.Ents n menntc ; le;tinil vomitlnj by proper nwas- I:::n that point of view. lures. I'm c alro! cf whcopinc coutH. Not infrequently siicli cliildren ''v lic.ilth authorities is extremely bcccmc nncmi; due to the long pc- IlMiH because it seems impossible ii>'d spent indocvs and the dilli- !.- iroia!?. cr quarantine cases and. cully r-f eating and assimilating Ji 'Allies for a sufficK'nily Ion? time !ond In Mich cars.', it Li impr.rinnt ;•• '-.rin-cnt sprc.Kl of the disease. to build up the child through pro- M< and fatlieis permit the per diet befoi'c it u- ixrmlttcd to ••! 'iu'ii to Uoiin playir.R oulilrors return tc 1 its usual activities. '••• :o;n ns tr:y -ire free from'lfcv . Si far as is now known, the vac.: yr: if tiiey ccntiuue in cough, • cincs and scrums used tor thc.pre- i:-o srerction'. mrsy contain the re-' vontim and trcalmenl. of' whoop- •••"I'.iib!; infectious a«ent. . In? cough have not teen proved in;- (iis-a .- is, nv: :ovvr. mlec- fcicntificaliy to be elficnclr.u's in at an early stage anrt children the vast majority of ca.vjs. Medical '•One-night stands" Remember the medicine shows that used to come to town? With minstrel music and flaring gaslight, the eloquent "Doctor" sold a good many 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 price and tell you where it may be had. You can go direct to get it or order it delivered. You save time, save money. Read the advertisements —and read them regularly. Guide your buying by your reading ... advertised products arc worthy ones i •'" I

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