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Friday, December 19, 1930
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r«AGE FOUR BIA'.THEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 119, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS 0, R. BABCOCK, Editor. H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising- Representatives: The Thomas F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Ban Francisco. Chicago, St. Loul*. PubHshed Every Aiwrnoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class mutter at the post ollice at BlyUicvllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCHH'TION RATES By carrier In the city of Blytheville, 15c per vteen or $8.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 60 miles, UOO P« year ?1.50 for bis months, 65c for three month*; oy mall In postal zones two to six, inclusive, KM per year, In zones seveu nl eight, »10.00 per year, payable iu erfrar.c*. "The Tide is Coming In" Welcome news to a lot of folks is Ilia announcement by a number of mer- cliants that they will redeem in merchandise the full value of certificates issued against Chvistmns savings deposits temporarily lictl up in the First National bank. People -with Christmas savings accounts at the bank in a good many instances also had most of the rest of their money there. With little prospect of the bank reopening before Christinas it was beginning to look like a 'pretty slim holiday season for them. Now, if they care to, they may turn these savings into goods at a hundred cents on the dollar, which will help a lot. The merchants who are putting this plan into effect are doing a valuable piece of service. The spirit of the thing counts for as much as anythiiig. It reveals confidence and optimism at a time when altogether loo much blue talk i? b=ing heard. • Things may get worse before they get better, but they always get better. * + * "A single breaker may recede but the tide is coming in." Thus, one hundred years ago, wrote Thomas Babiugton JIacauley, English essayist, in answer to the pessimists who saw in the distress of the time so hope for the future. . . ••.. "History," he declared, "is full of the signs of the natural progress of society. We sec in almost every part of ths annals of mankind how the industry of individuals, struggling up against wars, taxes, famines, conflagrations, mischiovou,3 prohibitions and'more mischievous protections, creates faster than governments can squander, and repairs whatever invaders can destroy." Writing at a lime when Englishmen, poverty stricken and debt burdened from the Napoleonic wars, .-•uf- fering under a load of taxation, "such as the. most lieavily taxed people of . former times could not have conceived," feared lor ihe collapse of government and civilization, Macauley had the courage and the: vision to see that all of ,these handicaps counted for nothing against the forward and upward trend that has marked the history of humanity. Anyone who, like Macauley, will take the trouble to survey the record of the past, to appraise the resources of the present and the possibilities for the future, cannot hut say that the difficulties of the day in this community and in the nation are- but the single breaker. The tide is coming in. » * * At this time when there is much discussion of the relationship of government to prosperity it may not be amiss to recall something else that Jlacauhy said. Civilization has been advanced, he declared, not by the intermeddling of the "omniscient and omnipotent state," but by the prudence and energy of the people, and it is upon that prudence and energy, not upon government, that reliance must be placed for future progress. "Our rulers will best promote the improvement of the nation by strictly confining themselves to their own legitimate dutits—by leaving capital to IIml its most lucrative course, commodities their fair price, industry and intelligence their natural reward, idleness and folly their natural punishment—by maintaining p:ace, by defending property, by diminishing the price of law, and by observing strict economy in every department of the state. "Let the government do this—the people will assuredly do the rest." We are suffering now from too much reliance upon government and too little upon prudence and energy. Our people, taught to believe that the government was responsible for their well being, now cry to it for relief from their distress. Relief is needed, but sight should not be lost of the fact that a precarious situation exists when strength in the government is permitted to take the place of strength in the individual. A Good Indication Maybe it's just the hard times, and maybe the country is recovering its- sanity. We'd prefer to bslievc the latter to be the case; but, anyhow, you can judge for yourself. Someone tried staging ;i marathon dancing contest in a suburb of a large middle-western city the other day. Seventy couples signed up, together with four solo (lancers, and the affair got under way in the usual manner. But after a fortnight, with 11 couples on the floor, the contest fell to pieces. Its promoters explained that it was not making expenses, due to woefully insufficient patronage by the public. As we say, this may just be due to hard times. But hard times or no, it is a good sign when the general public begins to stay away from a marathon dance contest. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark ] ir.:tefs, c!ental technicians who ! work with amalgam, electrical! '. workers and those who solder dry . batteries not infrequently consult i the specialist in skin diseases be- catire of Iiritatlons of the skin produced by contact with mercury. One of Iho most serious sub- i stances met with In industry is i phosphorus. Matches used to be I manufactured with a considerable amcunt ol phosphorus, and becaus; of Irritations and destruction of lisMie resulting,, this is now con- i Colled "by laws in most countries I The substance is still used In Ihe manufacture of fireworks and rat paste. Silver and Arsenic Silver, when, absorbed inlo the bojy, may bring about brownish or blue-black discoloration cf Ihe .skin, such as is regularly seen among silversmiths and those who work with silver leaf and psarl beads. Amonj the mcs'. common irita- licnj are these caused by arfenic used in dying fabrics and for the preservation of. skins and furs. Arsenic Is an ingredient of disinfectants and weed c-xlsrminators. It is ured. in making fly-paper, in electro plating works and places where radio and automobile batteries are charged, and in farming and in gardening. Various preparations for prevailing moths from entering furniture and woolens include arsenic. Another common irritant is chromic acid and its compounds, liritaticns are seen particularly I I'.triong emplaycs in chemical iudus: try, among tanners, painters, dyers, ! photographers, and chromium plalers. MOTHER NATURE'S CUR!O SHOP- "I hope there'll be snow. K will be so thrilling for JXinior if grand-dad meets us in a sleigh." : WASHINGTON LETTER SHK> /WNUA1LV ™ By PEEK, DO wor t CI-U-TTE/ZUP THE •FOREST FWOK. FotZ AND PORCUPIMBS QNAW AT ~fH£ DISCARD'S? UMTIL TH£y, SOQt\ DISAPPEAR-. THE CW//MNEY SWIFf' SfEMOS ITS WfNTSJS IS STILL 4 AVSTERy. OVER- 2,0,000 OF THESE. BIROS HAVE BEEN. BAHOEO, K4S" RECAP7LWEO QUTS\DE OF 7 UWT£0 If |S SEUEVfO A 1HEV WINTER. IN THE LlTUJS kNOWN RAIN OF.THE AMAtOt* RlVS^, "~\. INi &RA11L.. "Perfect Marriage" Near l jolm Bov ^ rs ' consiae i" ed - orc ..§f P;0cks Hollywood Hears Senator Heliin Is Waging a Deter- ', unable to pay the debts they owe or mined Fljlil lo Obtain .Adequate j to take care of themselves, even Relief fcr Ills Constituents iu' outside the drouth-stricken area Drouth-Stricken Area Even if It:; "Provision of .$60,000,000 in my Was Defeated In -November Elcc-j opinion, is- inadequate. The sum of lion. . . | S25,000,000 will not begin to relieve By RODNEY BUTCHER j tlle distress and suffering of too XEA Service. Writer ] people afflicted by drouth.' What WASHINGTON. —The Honorable! sort of a policy are some'of, these J. Thomas Heflin of Alabama, that! people seeking to lay down when famous senator who is now a lame • lne y would supply a man with sescl duck because he attempted to ral- lo plant in- the ground and feed ly his state against Al Smith r.r.j : r °r stock and with fertilizer to put MICHELSON'S. BIRTH On Dec. 10, 1862, Albert Michel- Eon, eminent American pliysicist, fnmcd for determining the speed or light, was born in Strelno, Oer-1 many. . | Micheh-on carr..:f to this country [ ns a youth and was educated in the public schools of San Francisco. He' entered the U. S. Naval Academy i at Annapolis and upon graduation.' became instructor of physics andi chemistry there. Ha later-taughtI at the Case School of Applied Sei-! ence, Cleveland, O., Clark University, Worcester, Mass., and the University of Chicago. It was white he was in Cleveland I that he devised an apparatus for I measuring distances by means ol I HOLLYWOOD, -Cal., Dsc. 19. i™^l _ (UP)— Marguerite de la Motte and led today. vorcc is in the offing,'it was the Pope in 1928, is not going io let Ilk constituents down simp'.;. m the eoil when they have nothing Dr.PaulF.McCutchen Dentist STEELE, MO. Phone 85 lo cat, nothing upon which to live, ! tli? speed at the length of light-waves. He lat- 1 ^^ cr determined with great accuracy , because they dumped him back in- nothing with whicli to support liis to private Hie at election time. Instead of bellowing madly a'. the Catholic church or -describing the Iniquities of his political enemies, Tom has devoted hun^i-lf in family while he is making a crop. To my mind such a suggestion U utterly ridiculous. "When a crash comes in Wali Street they call upon- the- banking During the which iishl travels. -World War, Michel- (lie Senate thus far to the busiinss facilities of jthe government and ol seeing that the drouth suiter-i got the funds they need, to tide crs of Alabama and other stricken them over .the crisis. Shipbuilders states get some real relief. Ifc has been plugging i $60.000.800 drouth relief appropila-1 otlc men and women whose sans lion which the Senate passed nmli'iave been called upon to bsar arms can borrow government money lo carry on their tisuiness.- But patrl- which the administration llo'.sse leaders have been trying to cut to lor defense of their government arc not allowed a lonn with which to sen devcted hib epHre time to new devices for naval use. His ranee finder, for example, was adopted as part of .the equipment of the U. is. Navy: in • 1920 ,he achieved ths distinction oi being the ever to yivc the approximate accurate size of a star when ho demonstrated, by means rf light interference, that the diameter of tetclgeuse was 200,000,000 miles. Michelson'was awarded the Nobel pria? for physics in 1D07. $25,000,000 or $30,000,000. Tom shares j buy food to live on during a period the quaint idea that the government ought to lend money to feed people as well as farm . "It doesn't make any different; to me whether they call it a dole or not," he says, referrnig to what Secretory of Agriculture Hyde called the food appropriation after admitting the worst drouth hi national history. Srcks Funds for Hungry Pointing to government subsidies to private shipbuilders, Heflin guesses that if the government can lend money to individuals to tot them up in business and c-na- OUT OUR WAY Williams of unprececcmea distress and suffering. You can supply them with seed, but they can't live to make the crop without they have fosrt for themselves and their families., Points to Mortgages "The farmer in my stale w':io has two horses, fi two-horse farmer as we call him, has already mortgaged his horses, his wagon perhaps, his household effects. How can he live even If the man who holds the mortgage is willing for him to keep that property?" Tom recalls that the government went to the rescue in the Salem Plan Relief Program for Colored People ble them to make money, it can al- " rc ' llc s " n ^""sco disaster and so lend money lo American cili- tllc '"*< b !? Mississippi Hood and zens who are hungry. says lh:it l[ lhere B a "y attempt ,.„., , :now to take care of certain "big In- Ihcse men and womoii in Ala- 1 - • - bama and r i / DELICIOUS— l-SM-T FT -, UEUTENAMT ? V-tTS -TRV A 1-IOOE. OF _ CCO1< — . \ AVO A u-rn.e Rice PoooiMo- M lHili:iii!iiii\-^ EU - ~ MOT h--,.j/7\ w- J, -4 " fife ^/ Ufa '•f • .- '- i 1 " r r*^--— *'f' r '-xt " &Kf '•-• ''?'if&'?'''^r?** r *J M i 'f,-', i 1 W , M__ ,v ' , | (crests to the hurt and Injury of ... .° a ' e , r . sliu . c . s , off J 1C the poor people oithe United Union are In the midst of cus- ] slat cs." there arc going to be some tress, the like ol which they never | j,,,„„,,,,,,. n,i,,,., \, n ,»,i «„,.,, -r^,,, have known before." he "Not only can they not support themselves, but their neighbors who nrc better off have sulTered so acutely from farm products that they are. not able to lend a helping hand. Ordinarily we can depend on' community relict 1 mime of distress, but not now. "Cotton- is selling for 10 cents a ijouiid. S30 to S35 ix bale lulow the cost of production, and other farm they never | j, ltcrcstjll g d,i n g s heard from Tom - declared. | , lDnhl He must be sincere about all (his. even though President Hoover says the^. people who want $BO,000.000 for' drouth relief arc "playing politics with human misery." As a lame duck Democrat ' supported Hoover in 1928, Heflin might possibly hO|>e for a soft J=b on some bi-par;isan commission An Insincere Tom who yearned primarily for a job would string along with the president iixstead of op- Read Courier News Want AQS. proriiicts arc selling at low and im- jircfitnbls prices. The farmers sire 1 posing him. Water Irritates Skin But Bathing Is Advised Anywa) i I i 1 yfri i k HV i)!i. JIOKK1S HSIiliriN I lure of explosiws. The mo IMitcir, .loumal of thp American Arsccialicn, and of Hy-- ffcin, the Health Mapwinc Aff.on; thD most Irritating of the wnces which affcc: ih» skin alcr. This rtces n". mean that fhoulcl nt or.r-: di^cmuinue •inq or washing the lace and th-- iianci!-. H i^ r.'rr-gnbcd tln-.t ciis'.lllcd '•••.•.:;• is Miclilly ac!J ir. n-.ictiDn -'.:' ; . that ordinary !n;- v.atcv is ns»•'.'.:• rightly alkaline. If v.:itcr :':••!!« ico little r.ilt nalr.ial In - '.'.i'.icn. it ciepi'h -i the cd'.s oi :• snlis: if it contain^ too much iiiatcvial, it is irrilatinj. and lo collection cf Hiiirt ui th2 Harn walsrs arc objection- lo ;i;c :ki;i ior MirU reasons. 1:5 ncid substance-; bum -the vl ':rtar wcr.k acid .v.ibuan?;S .111 astringent effcr:. Hums rid 1 ; occur constantly among ^ who v.-o^k with tlirm. aucn l>'.',in\bcrs and workers in gal- anil plntc f.ictciic:-. Nitric nclii is much used in the man'utac- S tW M C-|| «lnKni-in '%^ V*> 1 1 I ly used acid in industry is sulphuric ncid. which is handled by brass and iron wc;"kers and by people who work with copper or bronze. Allollncs Corrode Shin Strong alkaline substances, such ns L3da and lye, also corrode the r.kin. and whenever such alkaline substances get rn the skin, a weak ncid should be put on the fkin im- medialrly to stop the .r'fcct. Pea-; n'.e wcrklng with patent cleansers! frequently suffer with irritations ;3l!rf -.ikali I'.ch. Workers with scrip ,-ir.u gvctse. with lime and with iv:* 1 -'-.--Tla's not. infrequently have irritations of the f'dn due to Ih3 eft'ccis cf alkaline substances. It is generally recognized tlmtj-jfjy working with :m PRICES EFFECTIVE TODAY The M. V. B. U. association, colored, met with the West End Baptist church here Thursday for an extra session. The Rev. E. Westmoreland is pastor of the congregation. A program was adopted which will aid in caring for the needy among this race. The Rev. T. li. Hay wood spokeo f the Blythevllic Relief club, recently formed, and this group was highl yendorscd by the association and moderator, the Rev. E. Westmoreland. The educational facilities were Iso discussed and the members rgod to consider the needs of 'Oys and girls in school. I I skin. Indeed, ahncst any substance: containing mercury will iritato skin if the skin is frequently posed lo it. Thus, manufacturers of thermo- o thc:|hy y ex- ill »7^;ii On, and after, Monday, Dec. 22nd, 1930, the depositors oi the First National Bank, Blytheville, Arkansas, who have balances of $100.00 or more, on deposit with the bank, are requested to call at the bank between the Coin's of 10 to 12 a. in. and 1:00 to 3:00 p. m., for the purpose of verifying their accounts with the balances sh own on the bank's books. ( W.J.Peck&Co. Auditors. >> . . .,... y£»Y:?»*yA^^^

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