The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 26, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 26, 1930
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NEJWS BLTTHBTILLE COURIER NEWS Ttti OOCROR MEWS CO', PUBLISHERS ' •;••'• 0. B, BABCOCK, Editor B, W. HA1NES, AavttWing Manager Bolt Ifttfcfml. Adrtruung Representatives: ' Thi IbflBiii-F, CUrk Co. Inc., New York, ', MUu, 8*n Antonio, B»n 8t. Louts- Aiurooon Except Sunday. u second cl*i| milter at Uw port BlytberiUe, Arluuzu, under act ot October 9, 1017, Served by a» United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By '.airier In the dly or Blytheville, 15o per •Mk UT »«.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius ol 50 mile:, 13.00 per year, tl-K tor »ii month), 860 lor three month*; £y mall In jotM tonea two to six, inclusive, fl-M per year, In tonu M?en and eight, 110-00 per year, payable ui Thai $1,000,000 Salary The slightly worried American who lies awake at night wondering how he can boost his §GO-!i-wcek salary to ?G!i can be pardoned, probably, if he takes a keen, envious interest in the salary enjoyed by Mr. Eugene Grace, president of Bethlehem Steel. Grace, according to published figures, draws $12,000 a year. Thai alone is not a great deal, as industrialists' pay checks go, although it would look like riches to SO per cent of his fellow citizens. But in addition he has a sort of sliding scale percentage arranjicnunt, by which his annual salary runs to something in excess of $1,000,000— and that, from any angle, is a great deal of money. ' Indeed, it is so much money that some prominent people have been wondering, in print, if any executive can possibly be worth it. It has been suggested that no man's services, under any circumstances, can deserve such pay; tliat Grace, in short, is getting too much inoncy. No one except a stockholder in Bethlehem Steel need worry very greatly about it; and in a general way it may be said that American corporations are v not in the habit of paying out money without getting full value for it. 1C Bethlehem's directors feel that their president earns a salary, that would seem to settle it. However, those who fear that wealth is tending to concentrate in the hands -"of n few people .will proba))ly find an • omin'ous-fiortent- iiPtliis~~'GracG salary. Grace may be worth a million a year to',Bethlehem Steel; but is it to the best interest of the country to have such enormous salaries paid to single individuals? , . If you set out to anwscr that question you probably would be discussing socialism before you got through. Without going into that phase of it, it seenis safe to say that under our present economic system million-dollar salaries arc not at all out of place. A clever stock manipulator, for instance, can make more than a million dollars a year—and can do it without producing anything of value to anyone, simply by juggling trading accounts; by gambling, in plain English. A heavily prcss-agcnted movie star caii lymkc very close to that sum— and be an enipty-licuilecl, shallow-souled moron into the bargain. A heavyweight prize fighter, if conditions are right, can do it. An unscrupulous racketeer in a big city can get his million a year—and remove a number of liis fellow citizens from circulation while he is doing it. The industrialist, like Gracs, is at least giving his country something. Hu is producing things—turning out a definite product in return for his salary and providing employment for thousands and adding to the general prosperity of the country. , Obviously, this million-a-ycar that Eugene Grace is gelling is not as disturbing us it might lie.—NMOA TUESDAY, AUGUST 2(5, 1531 The Cunning Of Gandhi It is rapidly becoming evident 'that JIahatma Gandhi is a leader of considerable skill. His latest proposal, made /roin his prison cell, puts Ramsay MacDonald and his government in a -rather embarrassing position. Gandhi offers to call off his passive resistance, non-co-operative movement if the Hrilish will release all political prisoners and will pledge themselves to work for dominion status at the coming round table discussion of Indian affairs. Since British officials have already vaguely promised dominion status for India, this ultimatum has a mild, sweetly reasonable sound; yet by acceding to it Premier iMacDonald might well cause his government lo fall. It would stir the British Tories as nothing else would. Whichever way he goes, MacDonald i.s in a hole—and Gandhi undoubtedly knows it. Once there was a newspaper paragrnphcr who rent! about Einstein's Ihcary of spate and never once thought nbout making n crack ubout onr parking problem. A Miami Judge has ruled that limicr mny be manufactured within the home. Probably in the liO|>c it would make son» families keep still. Then there was (lie shipping room clerk who thought he would be a success in the ring because he was so efficient nt boxing. As much tis the flapper 1ms btou crtllci/ert It must be admitted she has been the only one able .to walk home after being Inkcn for a ride. Gene Tntincy has been dropped from the Social Register; The guess Is he would miner mix It in (he rlni! than in more select circles- It you would avoid being soaked, advises the office philosopher, keep nwny from wittered stock. Marion Tallcy must Uavc learned by this time (lint It Is far more profitable to cultivate 'one's voice than a crop of wheat. Judging from bathers, wo'vo seen at the bcac!i Ihis summer, what this country needs most urgently is form relief. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Once Hated and Feared as "Iron Wolf" Voldemaras Faces Prison or Exile. LONDON—"The Biter Bitten," n delightful comedy of the little country of Lithuania, has just had its frontiers to Poland and refused to do business with It- But even then Lithuania's troubles were not over, U had a government made up of a coalition of Populists and Socialists. Suddenly on December n, 1920, a military cabal overthrew (he,force, he consented to sign a government, set up Antony Sine- jceipt staling he had read the wa tona as president and Professor i rant, but insisted on signing wil Voldemnras as prime minister. The his full name and with the latter was the virtual dictator, j or premier and foreign ministd In addition lo military support, he He was then taken away to an ol had the active backing of the ^scure farm village many milf found everything was "set" for I rant was not In order, us lie h| never legally given up Ills posf premier and foreign minister the warrant omitted thoseH When Hie police mildly sug they-might be compelled to dtctalor Alexnndder Volrtcmaras, on the order of his former frineds, who last year toppled him from his job and have now deprived him of his freedom. Perhaps the only people who do not appreciate the comedy are Iron Wolf, a Fascist organization. The chief Iron Wolf ruled with an Iron Paw. Mania! law was proclaimed. There was a censure on the press and on public meetings. There were prosecutions of his political enemies. There was a decided immigration of Lithua- lerror. Bill he hnd one big card which had the whole-hearted sup- j port of his countrymen. He re-1 fused absolutely to give up Vilna,' He kept pegging away at this ques- licn. Every time Ihe League of Nalions met in rjcneva, he stormed away on this subject, making from Kovno, where he lias oiJ the company of a priest, who isl personal friend. Later the goverl menl proposes to prosecute hil The olficlals are still debalil with themselves whether it v,i be better to send him 10 tl hcosc-go<A', where he sent so maJ others, or to boot him out ot t] cuntry. the Lithuanians themselves, be- j, !msc | t „ nuisance to the bored cause they have been having a rough time of It for the past sixteen years. The outbreak of the their land a It was ovcr- "Every place 1'. go they say Ihc same thing—'Come back iri two or three months and we might have a job for you'." WASHINGTON LETTER When Clarence De Mar, noted long distance runner, missed u train on his way to keep a lecture appointment, he ran more than the distance of n, miirallicn (o catch another. A miss is as good ns miles to him. By RODNEY DJJTCHKIt NK\ Service Writer WASHINGTON.—Fifty thousand young men between the ages of 17 Bud 3i are taking their vacations (his summer at Uricie Sam's 53 Citizens' Military Training Camps. The first year of this training system was 1921 and In that summer 13 camps were established with an enrollment, of 10,000. In the year or two subsequent, before facilities had been expanded, many applicants had to be turned away. Oivcs Bljr ,'itcscrve Strength Three hundred thousand men have now gone through Hie four- wcc(! period at cnmp with the C. M. T. C. They have swelled the nation's total military reserve strength to about a million; for there are also 117,000 national guardsmen, 115, 000 reserve 'olliccrs and 400,000 members of naval, ma- iuc and oilier miscellaneous reserves. These groups woutrt be depended upon by the. government to lorm an experienced nucleoiis for America's armed forces in the event of any serioiis war. The" War Department pays for transportation to and from the army posts wliere the C. M. T. C camps nre located and reports that the course has proved attractive to thousands of young men . who could not have afforded much of a vacation on their own expense, at, well as lo many who could. College and high school students make up a large proportion of the C. M. T. C. companies. A report on 773 recruits enrolled at the camp at Forl DCS . Moines. la., drawl from Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska am South Dakota, shows Uiat 531 were students, 83 farmers. 32 laborers, If clerks, 16 teachers, nine merchants five chauffeurs, one cook, one bar bcr, one movie actor, one newsboy one tailor, one athletic director anc 33 of other trades and occupations There arc four courses ot study OUT OUR WAY By Williams c, for raw recruits; Red, for ccrults not so raw; White, for on-comhiissloucd oilicers, and , graduates from which arc liglble to second lieutenancies in nc Reserve Corps. The bugle blows at B a. m. In the :. M. T. C. camps and the boys ress, make their beds and ewcci: ut the Immediate vicinity.-Thei: ollows 30 minutes of calisthenics yfore breakfast. The War Deparl- u-nt boasts of the food served i he camps. Breakfast contain' wheat cakes, bacon and eggs am •offee with which to start the day 3rill and target practice take ui lie rest of the morning. In th? af eruoon lliere are likely to be hike; ir lectures on citizenship, right .nd obligations to one's countri obedience to the laws, the import ance of doing what you're told am There arc lessons in first aid am World War found ro\ince cf Russia, (rt [many times by the German nd Russian armies which surged ack and forth. When- the war nded, the Lithuanians awake to sense or nationality and pro- laimed an independent republic lack in the fourteenth century heirs had been one of the most wwertul countries in Europe. One f their grand dukes became king f Poland, and later Poland and jithuanla were united under the ame king. Had Further Conflicts The new republic of 1919 was lot at the end of its trouble's. The Russian Bolos invaded it with heir armies, but tha Lithuanians ickcd them and got an indemnity rom them. Then there were conflicts with the Poles and a peace patched up, Poland rccogniz- ng the ancient Lithuanian city of Vlina as capital ot its neighbor. But, shortly afterwards, a Polish general, on his own, occupied Vilna. Poland at first denied him, Then, with a hunger for the im- loriant city, it welcomed him. And the League of Nations, framed to do justice between the "nations,' ;ave its blessings to the action by handing over Vilna lo Poland. That has given Lithuania and everlasting groucii and grievance. It nas never been on speaking terms wilh Poland since nnd has closed western Europeans and the South Americans. Last September, in his capacity as premier, dictator and. foreign minister, he once more went to Geneva and once more orated nil over the place. Women Started Trouble In his absence, two petticoats brought about his downfall. President Smetona and a politician, M. Tubclis, married sisters. Madame Tubelis suggested to her sister, Madame Smetona, how nice it would bo if Tubelis were made premier. People were tired of the dictator anyway. This message was carried lo Smciona. He sounded the army and the police, change and suddenly pulled the skids from under Voldemaras. The little stocky man, with the bullet head and clos^-cvopix-d hair, came storming home, but found no way to get back into power. He had offended too many people. But he refused to vacate the residence assigned to the prime minister. From there lie plotted and planned with his Iron Wolvci to pull another putsch. Hut President Smetona happens to be stronger with Ilic army and the police than the former dictator So the government proceeded to weaken the I run Wolves by arresting some of Iheir leaders Then it concluded the time come to give Voldemaras a dose of his own medicine. Now 1'accs Arrest The litile professor cam? home the other evening fnun a strol only io find himself confronted bj a lot of armed police with a niirn bcr of waiting cars. They took him into his house and showed hmf'a governmental order for hi: be solved until human beings have I banishment from Kovno, the capi learned the importance of hercdi-Ual. Hrt merely snorted. Thci ideal weight for health. Several melhcds are available for securing and maintaining that weight. Perhaps the problem will never ty and eugenics ( in the building of been possible sound tissues. lies in tl i. It has in the breeding of animals to develop horses of both the racing nnd they pulled anotlic r document— an order for iiis arrest. Overcom with fury, he rushed to tlic tele phone, only to find that the cop draft horse type. With the same! had cut, the wires. Then mor lie care of (tic sick nnd wounded nmoll nt of comtdcratlon, similar I like a comic op?ra dictator and sightseeing trips to nearby his- :orlcal shrines which are likely to stimulate the patriotism of the students. j.nte in the afternoon comes an hour of recreation, baseball; swimming, volley ball .tumbling and wrestling teachers on hand results could be the human. accomplished for I one in real life, lie screamed nm I stamped, shouting that the war The practice of paroling prisol rs on good behavior has bcJ bolished by the Nationalist Go| rmiient of China. r home kjO dingy days with! glowing color, forl furniture, floors, wood-1 v/ork! Motor cars! Costs | little to refinish with Post-drying, flawless enamel. I Lqcquerlrtat"dries in notime". I Varnish thai even hot water I can'l harm. This slore is head-1 quorlers for paints—varnish— lacquer—enamels—brushes! The Arkiiio Lumber Yards ,. to supervise. Aids Physical Development Slifl physical examinations arc held on each student, one when he arrives and one when he leaves. The U.-S. Military Academy Physical Efficiency Test is applied and minor defects such as cavities in the teeth are treatd by army physicians nnd dentists. One camp claims an increase of from 61.7 per cent physical efficiency nt the outset of the course lo 96 per edit at the end ot lour weeks. The second examination also showed an average gain of 4'.~ pounds in weight and I'.i inches in chest expansion. TO TH\VJV< \"f OXH.DMT G\T IT THRO t\ FARMER sPEM-t MORE. MON&n -ti-\'N qu Hi<i HOME . V40W \T DOKlV Reduction of Excess Weight. a Matter of Using Will Power *~j nv nit. MORRIS FISIIHEIN Kilitnr, Journal ot tlic American Mctlical Assnlatlon, nml of H}', tnc Health Magazine an mny be large ami still not a double chin, a pendulous nb- rtonien. enormous buttocks and hips. Collections of fat in these parts of the body may be taken as definite evidence of .obesity. The attempt to control over is obviously dependent on the ability of the physician to convince the patient that he might to cnl less, and on the ability of the patient lo cat less when he knows prominent German investigator has said that education of the will is the first step in the 11 raiment of obesity. Far too often it the person who i: hungry. If he is r.cro.ssary for reducing to BO cat bulky coarse foods, he will ha\c a sense of fullness which will ovenome the sensation of hunger. .\ small amount ot something sweet taken | at il:c cud o! r. meal increases his. of satisfaction of the nppe- Eating slowly and chewing the food lor a long time help to limit the amount of food. Sometimes the ' icclir.s; of emptiness can be relieved ] by wearing a tight belt around Hie alxlomen. l.osc Weight Slowly Tl-.e authorities are con- vinccd (hat one should nut lose more tlian two pounds a we tit. Ihe :i safe loss being from three to before any further reduction is attempted. Intensive reduction of weight «hou!d be undertaken only when ,hc person is able to remain in bed constantly during the period of intensive reduction. Certainly nothing, intensive should be attempted without having the constant attention of a physician who will watch for the presence of nny dangerous reactions. He will examine the excretions for the presence of sugar or albumen; he will study regularly the ability of the heart to carry on its work and In Ihis way make (he process safe. It Is now generally known that the taking of thyroid extract speeds up the chemical interchange thai goes on in Ihe body. However, the taking of thyroid exlract is not without danger. Some ot the patented products sold in drug stores for the reduction of weight contain liberal quantities of thyroid and serious results have been reported from the taking of such preparations. Never should thyroid extract be taken without care, ful supervision by some trained in observing the changes thai go on in the human body. Not All Solved Yrl As can be seen from these considerations, the problems of weight are not yet fully understood. Because of die nation-wide attempt at reduction, such as occurred- In rcrcnt years, more attention has The multiplication table CIVILIZATION is a multiplication table. It multiplies your brain with twenty thousand brains. Multiplies the power of your hands by the power of tens of thousands of hands. Think of the space piled thick on space — the machinery on machinery — the work-' ers at work with shuttles flying, engines thumping— the cotton fields emptying into towels, the orchards emptying into cans—all so that this product and that can tricle down to you at last. Multiply its speed in finding you, by reading the advertisements. Advertisements group the products —so that a single flick of your hand on a page takes the place ol' miles of journeying to. see this object and that. Read the advertisements here today. How else can you tell what wonders are being offered you? Advertisements offer you products that multiply the ease and pleasure of your days . . , read them regularly pounds a month, ami by the bcen B'vcn to problem!, of weight method one who is greatly J '" " wcrwdght can take oif from 20 ' ixmiuls over a jieiiud of tour during the past live years than at any previous period iu medical -- .- science. Tims nr.ii'h inclination ."- live months, and ihen maintain I llas Dce n acquired and a beginning Ibis neigln for three or four months j has been made fh establishing tnc

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