The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 15, 1930
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t-AGE FOUR JLYTIIEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE liLYTIIEVILLE COURIEK NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO,, PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HA1NES, Aavertlslns Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: The Thomas F. Clark Co, Inc, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Ban Antonio, San Francisco. Chicago. St. Louis. Published Every Aitornoon Except Sunday. Entered *s second 'class matter at the po't office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press sunscnirnoN RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevillc, 15c per week or 5C.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius ot 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 65c for three months; oy mall In postal nones tiro to six, Inclusive, C6.50 per year, In zones seven »nd sight, $10,00 per year, payable lu ctfTanc*. For Confederate Veterans The Veterans of Foreign \Vars, di'afling a legislative program to be submitted to Congress this winter, includes a resolution urging that hospitalization privileges in government hospitals in flu south be made free to Confederate veterans. It is to be hoped that Congress will adopt it. Disabled veterans of all wars can get free hospitalization in these institutions, with the single exception that Civil ^Warl. veterans must be men wlio wore the blue and not the grey. But there are many aging Confederate soldiers who nsed such attention very badly; and, as the V.-F. W. points out: "They fought for a. cause they believed to be right, and today they are honored and respected citizens of this country." Adopting this resolution would be a fair and gracious act. Cash Bonds for Jobs Times of stress bring out some of the b?st elements iii human character, and also some of the worst. During recent weeks, the Better Business Bureau of St. Louis reports, there has bean an increase in the number of jobs offered with the requirement of a cash bond. Some, no doubt, are honest enough, but insistence upon a cash bond when an adequate surety bond can be obtained is reason enough for suspicion. ... j._C. .. Invest'igat'/on by the Better Business Bureau has revealed that some of these cash bond -Employment propositions are outright attempts at fraud, while others are efforts on the part of concerns in difficult circumstances to obtain cask enough to tide them over. In either case they arc bad buiness for the man out of a, job. The Lame Ducks Rodney Dutcher reports from Washington that the famous lame duck amendment will probably be approved by Congress this winter, but that it is not likely to be the Norris amendment that will pass. Instead it will be a sister amendment introduced in the House. It is almost identical with Sen- ator Norris' proposal; but tlie ruling clique of the House does not wiinl to see Senator N'orris get the credit for putting through a la\v which public opinion almost unanimously approves. Fortunately, Senator Norris shows himself to he somewhat more broadminded than his colleagues- in the lower house. He has announced that he docs not care whose amendment is passed; if the House will only pass somebody's lame duck amendment, he will do all he can to get it through the Senate. Tins is a statesmanlike attitude. The important thing, as Senator Norris says, is that the lame duck evil b; ended. Apparently that boon is at last to be conferred upon us. Let us be thankful. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Qu/c/r] on the Trigger Ordinarily, people have ready praise for a policeman who is quick on the trigger. Whenever a policeman kills a hold-up man he is singled out for especial praise. Usually he gets promoted. Newspapers exhort the force to treat 'em rough and keep the good work moving. Hut being iiuick on the trigger has its disadvantages. In a big middle-western city the other day a detective was trailing a certain gunman. He \$u\v on the street -a man he believed to be his quarry. So he walked up behind him, stuck a gun in the man's back, and said, "I am a policeman—stick 'em up!" The man whirled about, his hands in his pockets; and the policeman, being quick on the trigger, shot him. The man died instantly. And then it was discovered that he was not the fugitive gunman. He was a perfectly innocent and law-abiding citizen. These treat-'em-rough campaigns usually end in tragedies like that. It does not always pay to shoot first and ask questions later. "He's asking for a date during Christmast week. Do you think that broken fingernail will be grown out by then?" Indulges In and that consequently alhlelics of thai type are unsulled to the female." Grace Davles of the Ohio State Educational Conference mentions as disadvantages of Intcrschool bas- tetball for girls: <a) The team feels a nervous slraln; <b> a mixed audience leads to grandstand play and roughness; <c) (here Is a tendency to use the best players regardless of their physical condition; (d) It exploits the girls; (c) modes of travel arc often unsatisfactory; (f) gymnasium conditions, such as temperatures and floor plans, differ, causing difficult adjustments for a team on short notice; ig) the aim of the game is to win, which develops questionable sportsmanship and hard losers; (h) the coach's time Is expended on a few, which is not the aim of physical education. In her well known book en "Personal Hygiene.and Physical Training for Women." Dr. Anna M. Galbraith writes, "From her physical configuration and her inability to bear prolonged physical and me: lal strain," woman would find certain men's sports harmful, if played in the form in which they are played Ly men. but even these sports—football, ice hockey, polo basketball, boxing, fer.clns pale vaulting, and heavy gymnastics could, if modified U> meet the peculiar characteristics of women, "b: played with reasonable hopes of physical, mental and moral improvement." The question therefore comes down to the conclusion that basket- bail,, modified properly and limited to contests held, within the school, is a'safe game for women, but that an attempt to play the game under boys''rules in contests held between institutions widely separated is not considered suitable by the majority of leaders in pliyslccl education', MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1930 • tx MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO SHOP .'WASHINGTON LETTER lly RODNEY UUTCIIER : 1,054,000-assuming the 1930 repeal NEA Service Writer ; vote to be more indicative than' the WASHINGTON'.—This is an a:-'1930 modification vote and MG5,000. tempt to analyze the results of liio But whereas the vote against the three wet-dry referenda held in'18th amendment repeal this year the November election by Illinois.: was virtually as large as -trie high Massachusetts and Rhode island, j dry vote of 1926, the largest wet BATTLE OF VERDUN* On Dec. 15, 1910, the French army, commanded by General Nivelle. achieved one of the most significant victories of the World War when Hicy vanquished the Germans When a fellow gets started on the wrong track, says the office sage, then is the time to make belter conneclions. Cornell scientists have discovered what is snld to be a cure for Ihc dope evil. Bui sports writers will still continue to pick losers. The disappointed amateur detective hns turned pharmacist so Iliat he might know what It is to work osit a solution. Passnic. N. J..- has opened a street paved with rubber. Just to be able to say, perhaps, that it stretches for miles. Congress must te Inking the unemployment situalion seriously, considering the idle chatter going on there now. The attempt has become possible! vole In 1930 was 100,000" less -than j nt Verdun after 10 months with the recent compilation of cox- the wet vole of 1D22. And Ihe nnti- TIMKS Scares rtdNE SEEM KNOWN T& ISSUE FROM. . The moral effects of .the victory on the French troops and nation • Linn Creek, a village of 530 inhabitants in central Missouri, will | wore great. As a reward for his j be buried under CO feet of water heroic work at Verdun, Nivclle was: when Baguell dam starts impw made Commander-in-chief o! allth:jing the waters of the Osage river I French armies, succeeding Genera!! as the final step in a $30.000,000 | Joffre. ' hydro-electric project. plelc figures by the secretary of : llght wlnes alld hcer ™ te ol 192! slate of Illinois. Scientific" deter- wa s not appreciably' smaller than mination of the relative Important-! ; tllc anti-modification vote .ol 1930. of various factors which caujo a | Shows Little Change given election result Is impossible- ! Whatever these comparisons except for partisans, but the?? i Prove, if anything, they do not ap- refcrenda. dealing only with the ! ! >ear ^ indicate any tremendous specific Issue, presumably are inure ! growth of wet sentiment or any accurale barometers of poplilar i K r<? at weakening of dry sentiment. sentiment than the majorities cf! Tner e seems more nourishment In \vel or dry candidates which ob- " le illett that wet voters were more willing to vote for wet candidates regardless of party lines, for wet viously were affected by other issues. s .™° crBtl " 5 =i llllor -^ el:t Lcwls st ^public « iUng U0 °'°° Illinois voted on three p:cs;:cc'.-l» t . , , _ tlcns. H cast 1,054,000 voles Ifoi-l fcate{l molst Republican Mrs. Me repeal of the 18th amendment and 551.COO against; 908,000 for inadln- caticn of Ihe Volstead ncl anil 503,- j 000 against; 1,060.000 for repeal of the state enforcement act ami 523.- A beauty queen was recently chosen in a contest among Eskimo girls in the Arctic Circle. As far as the other contestants were concerned, the whole affair was on the Ice. Then there Is the Scotchman who declined to weigh; himself on hearing a remark about tipping the scales. High school girls in Maine arc playing football. And according to the fasmon experts, they've got pretty good lines. OUT OUR WAY Williams 000 agniust. On the basis of those figures alone it may be suggested'(hat iYi Illinois there is a distinct wet-dry cleavage between those who favor repeal and those who want to keep both the federal amendment •anci the Volstead act intact. There may be .45.000 drys who would favor modification but not repeal, but repeal get. 86.000 more votes than modification. On both ends the extremists appear to have been far more numerous Hum the middle- grouurt or modification group. Many Ignored Referenda Yoit call do whatever you like with the fact lhal the total Illinois vote was 2,332,000, or 128.000 fewer than the largest total vote on any of Ihe wet-dry propositions. There is always a large croup of voters which ignore referenda and vote only on candidates. There must also have been many in Illinois wlu voted on only one or two of th; three wct-tliy questions. New. compare the 1030 lilinoir refcrei'.t'.um with UIDS? of 1922 p.nd 1026. In 1D22 the state voted 1,- 1G5.242 for lisht wines and toef to against. In !92il there was a vote of 810,000 i:i lavor of permitting states to fix legal alcoholic coiHcMt of beverages and 5,55,000 against. Thus, in five voles, dry strength has ranged between 503.000 and ij'J.OM and wet strength bctweer heavy fighting Verdun was the primary objective of the German campaign ol 1916, and the failure to secure it had a far-reaching influence on the course ol the World War. Nivelle had attacked on a front of six miles after a three-day artillery preparation. He succeeded in penelraling the German front- for a distance of nearly two miles, and according to a Paris report, cap- j lured more than 11,000 prisoners, j NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Annual Stockholders Meeting of the Mississippi County Building & Loan Association will be held in the officei of the secretary in the Farmers Bank & Trust Company, on Monday, January 5th, at -i :00 I'. M. B. A. LYNCH, Sec'i; y candidate hart lesi 0. • Although Illinois had voted H before, she had always been ad to elect dry Republicans. Comparison Ls easier in the Massachusetts vote to repeal the Baby Volstead" state 'enforcement let—642.000 to 307,000. In 1924 lie Bay State voted for that act by 454,000-to 446,000, so a very im- jortnnt change of sentiment in the •ix-ycar period appears to have been signified. The dry vote fell off by 87,000 mid the wet vote ;ained nearly 200,000. Largest Vole in 1928 Massachusetts had voted 427,003 to 323,000 against putting the 18th amendment into effect there in 1922 and in 1928 cast her largest wet- dry vote—707,000 asking state sc: ators to call on Congress to repeal I the 18th amci-.dmenl and 422,000 against, with 310,000 voters casting no ballot on the question. Wet Democratic Senator-elect Marcus Coolidge beat the dry Republican Butler in Massachusetts this year by about 070,000 to 559,000. Tile total wet vote was almost as large as Ihe Coolidge vole, but the Butler vote was far ahead of the dry vote, with the referendum vote some-.viicre around 200,000 less than the senatorial vote. Rhode Island volcd 172,000 to 48.- OCO against retention ot the 18th amendment—about 7 to 2 wet. com- pare.1 with 2 to 1 in Illinois anti rather less than 2 to 1 in Massachusetts. It was Rhode Island's first referendum and both h;r senatorial candidates were wet. Literscliool Basketball Held Menace to Health of Girls I By 1)1!. MORRIS FSSHHEIX j sons offered are that It is not sooi | Ilililnr. Journal of (lie American j social policy to have girls trav-Minj Mnlici-.l As.-.crialir.ii. anil rf Hy- I about the country for intcrschool cci:i. the Health Mn;.nin; . contests, thai such competition *ACry fall the qucsticr. ,II,=L'S as j breeds vulgarity, and from the i whether or not it is sslo lor girls' ride that Ihe woman is i p'.ay basketball. vhrUirr or not . no; qualified to undergo the con- li'y should play in'! c::i-! timiBl strain on the heart that is <"•!:-. and whether or net tli;y ; particularly associated with basket- I'.i.-Yd p]:iy Ihe game accosding to; ball. I b:\vs- rules. | strains in the knee and about the i Basketball is cue o! th? m?st' body arc more likely to occur ana j pi;:nlar games in hiy'i n-iincis and j (o be more serious 111 girls than in | i.i'.:o.jrs and th? ?ul;js-rt K brill? I toys, and bruises of t'r.e breast are ;'. .'Ulv agitated. Tile \V).;npi.-.. At;-.-i paiticularly serious ill women. I .i"..c Federation lias opps.'e.l i:itei-' Every objection that has bc?n ccl fcmjwtitian for pirls in i hrr.usht against, the playing of ' b3-.krlb.ili. ar.d VMS u:sUrd that basketball in UHerscliool conlcsts by girls is enhanced when the game in charge c»i a woman ' Is played according to boys' ru'e-s ii'.v -io.r. director, tiiat ihc gam; i A recent report of the Carnegie .'.Mild o: ;>1 Avert by qu.iiu-:.; Foundation lor the Advancement of '.I.-'H hahes. and thru it ?ho;i::t M- i Teaching cites such authorities as a\s te pl.iyrd by girls' E. H. Arnold, who s^id. "It seems l."-s than 10 per c.'iv. r.t cnll»ge^| plain to n-.e, at least, thai the fe- ii!r*- wr.mcn to compete In Inter- ; male, after puberty Is unsuitert t c!:cM basketball. Among the rea- [ pursue athletics sucrt as the male A Trustworthy Business Associate A successful housekeeper these days is a business woman. She has to be. She has her budget systems and account books. She figures closely to keep expenses clown. 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