The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 8, 1930
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BLYtHEVlLLE. (ARK.) COUIUER NEWS ;*HE BILYTHEViLLfc COURIER NKWS - .THE COURIER IjtfEWS CO., PUBLISHERS l_ C. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HA1NES, Advertising Manager ^ • '• —; Sole Katloiiil Advertising Representatives: The Thomas- F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, ' PhUadelphla, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Sun Francisco, Chicago, at. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the i«s! office at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under act at Congress Octcber 9, 1917. Served by the United Pi ess SUBSCRIPTION RATES • By carrier In the city of 131ythcvillc. 15t; per .'.', week or M.50 per year in advance. •• By mail within a radius ot 50 miles, $3.00 per year, il.50 lor six months, 85c lor ihrcc months; I by mail in postal zones two to six, Inclusive. • •W50 per year. In wms seven and eight. $10.00 • per year, payable in advance. •_: Another Year is Coming _ Last year at this season nil auto•. mobile trip from Blythevillc to Manila, ; down through Klownh to tile Red Lino •; road, ill to. Osccola niul back home, ; guve an impressive picture of Hie pro- ;;.ductivily and tbe unduvolopud nuricul- ' tural resources of Mississippi county. Cotton, com and other crops all ..promised excellent yields, and a spirit '. of optimism pervaded the \vhole coun- "try. Yesterday, at the invilaUon of County Judge George liarham, tlie editor of the Courier News made another . trip over the same route. What lie " saw presented an astonishing and in many respects discouraging contrast to the picture: .of a year ago. Cotton, as well as could be judged r - will make from about a half bale lo •••the acre down to just about nothing. '•Corn fields will produce cornstalks and --little more. Pastures are gone. A few -fanners are in pretty fair shape for -the winter. More arc up against just J about the toughest proposition a man '"could face. '.y. ;,-. .-r -'• The encouraging thing about the • whole situation is the memory of what this same country did last year, which is what it will do better than nine years out of ten. '.' Crop failures arc not unusual in many parts of the country. Up until ' this year such a thing, despite such . 'adversities as high water, has been ;• virtually unheard of and unthought of • in Mississippi county. It hits us par,' • ticularly hard because we. had novcr'cs- pcricnccd it before and were unprepared . -. for it. ...'. But tlie few farmers with whom we ~ had the opportunity to discuss the " situation yesterday had their beads, up . and were looking to the future. "We'll ; make it through," they said, and men .".with that spirit are not going to be ;•• licked by drouth and hard limes. Another year is coming, and the record of the past makes it certain that it is going to be a better year. Mississippi county has staged some remarkable come-backs in the past, and will do it again in 1931. ,. ¥ * * If the year has been n bard one for the small farmer just getting a start in the rich country around Klownli, it has been a year of remarkable progress in road const nu-t ion in that section. The country i* iieing opened up with a system of new, deeply ditched county roads, and t litre i.s a good prospect, thill it will .shortly be served by a gravel .surfaced i-tate highway, connecting it up with ihe Red Line road on the south, with Highway 18 on the north, and with Craigliwid county highway to the west, all of which is certain to contribute ID its development. On the road we met Sheriir Shaver, apparently returning from a visit to his new gin at Ktuwah. This was a much needed service lo I'anners who hitherto have IKOII nimpellcd lo haul their cotton many miles to have it ginned. A gin platform bates indicated that it is a is appreciated. with lliat Don't Wail There has been enough talk about drouth relief to givu a KIHK! many people the idea that Uncle Sam, the Red Cross, or somcbudy is g^iiiK lo come through with five sued, free feed or free soinulliing-or-orUier-elsc to help the fellow who is up against it as a result of the drouth. Well, maybe they will, but the chances are they will not. There has been lots of talk and very little of anything else, so far, and the man who instead of doing every thing he can to help himself sits around and waits for somebody el^e to help him is very likely lo Mud himself completely out of luck. The country immediately around L>ly- theville and some other parts of the county had a pretty gciixl rain this morning. Where, there is sufficient moisture in the ground now is the time to plant winter pasture crops. Get the seed, and get it in the gouud. Don't wait for help Unit is likely never to materialize. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1930 Raps Mail Order I louse Patrons Editor Applcby, a! the LcnchvUle Star, takes a rap at a large part of the population lit Lcachville when he ' takes them to task for sending (heir money to mall order houses instead of patronizing home incrcliants. He says: "Say, you follows nil during our days ot . prosperity sent your money lo mall order hour's and ignored our home men-hunts while the Stnr nil the lime was begging you to patronize home people, \vluil are you going to do now? Yon would have more nnrvo limn ' we ever possessed to ask yctir home merchants for credit. Yet some will do it." Conditions In Ojccola are about the same that they are In Leachville. Hundreds of thousands of dollars arc sonl out ot this community euch year for the pnrcliasc of articles that .could be bought at home Just as cheap, of a much bet- ler quality and to much belter advantage. Ic would be interesting lo see what, the reply would la If some mall order house patron would write his mail order friends nud them for help, either by direct donation or by extending credit. Some of you people who have been buying from mall order houses try this plan. Dcalorb you patronize should be clad lo help In times of extremity. Just ask them for this help.—Osceola Times- SIDE GLANCES By George Clark He's Only Gone to School "I don't really care much about going back to school this year. Hut it's such a good excuse lo get a lot of new things." WASHINGTON LETTER OUT OUR WAY By Williams I WAi"T — Just I'uu -THE CLOO< -THERE. BE.FORE sou BY RODNEY DDTCHEll NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON.--The burning of the wartime-constructed temporary building which housed Ihe Federal Trade Commission, Ihe Women's Bureau and the Children's Bureau was a partial answer to n prayer oilen offered up by government employes who have had lo work in such Jlimsy structures. There aie. still nine of these "Tempo buildings," as, they are called here, housing various bureaus which cannot be accommodated" in the larger and better government buildings. Thuy have ccmmonly been regarded as bad five hazards and have always been unpopular because snicking in them has been strictly prohibited. Furlliermorc, being made of wood, cardboard and stucco under tnrpaper roofs, they offer no resistance ty warm \vualh- er, and tlie workers within them art 1 the worst sufferers during Washington's heal waves. Thi'j Aren't Handsome And, if the trulh must be told/ they look more like overgrown hen houses than buildings commensurate with the dignity of a large, proud government. Ol course they are all going to be tern down sooner or later in the government's huge building program, but for all these years since the war they have been housing many imiwrtant federal activities and protecting—or exposing—many Important and valuable records susceptible to lire. Visitors to Washington arriving, by train arc familiar with the £Cti- eral api>carancc of the Tempos, lor nmor.y the group were the government hotels wliirli faced the railroad station .plaza, but which are now in process of demolition. One of these buildings was on the Capitol Grounds, just across from the Senate Office Building. Tlioac remaining are mostly in the vicinity of Tempo No. 4. !l:c one which burned, and In the Mall soulh of Pennsylvania avenue between Ihe Capilol and the treasury One of Hit! latter housed the hlbitiDii Bureau and the Customs Service until recently, when both were moved np to the old Southern Railway Building at the foot of Uth street on the Avenue. Abcut COOO employes of the Census Bureau are working in two of the old war buildings, it lias been pointed out by Census Dircclor Witlium M. Stcuarl, and the im- liortuiii records of the 1930 census on which, they are now working arc regarded as seriously exposed to fire risk in the day -lime. At night the urigimil records are moved out "for safekeeping in a fireproof building until morning. The U. S. Public Health Service and various offices of the Agriculture and Commerce Departments aic among tenants of the other Tempos. Federal Trade Commission records of the "power trust" and chair sioru investigations were not a: bcriously depleted by the fire as was at first reported, but the deslruc- ion of the building and such files as were lost seems to be giving new inpclus to the ancient movement :or a government archives building. Money Now Available The building is going to be constructed. It has been authorized by 'ongress. The site has been tentatively chosen alter considerable argument, but it may be changed again. Some of the experts who have been studying the project aro anxious to put up a building which will take care of added archives over a period of many decades to come instead of setting np o:ic which will not much more than take care of existing needs. Questionnaires have been !_ent out by the presidential advisory committee on the archives building lo the various departments, asking how large a volume and win I tyiie of archives they have to contribute. The answers presumably will give some idea how much space is needed now and will be needed in the future. Congress has appropriated $1,000,000 for the building out of an authorized $8,150,000. Out the door and down to the street, With a pause to wave the hand; And o pair of small, uncertain feet Carry a youngster eft to greet The peaks of wonderland. Stand, at tlie door and dry away your tears, Accept life's iron rule: And laugh at yourself for foolish fears, And look ahead to the coming years— 'He's only gone to school! THE C.M-VESTON TORNADO On Sept. 8. 1900. a West Indian hurricane drove a tidal wave across the city of Gaivcstcn, Tex., and caused whal ib said lo be Ihe greacst disaster iu the history of the North American continent. Mere than 8COO persons lost their lives 'and properly estimated to be Safeguards Make Mixing of Hospital Babies Improbable lly lIR.i.MOKUIS F1S1I1IEIN E'ldilnr. Juurnal nf Ihe AmrrK .Mi-iliral Assi:<ialUin, and of lly- Bfla. llu- llrallli Mahathir Al Irast once 111 every three nr torn years Hie public is startled by publicity relative lo Ihe cliarse tint the infants bom under hnspit.:! conditions have been confused seme error In hospital ici'huio nud lhat the parents have lU' at their '.lep.irlmc from the Institution wr.h ihe oll- tpur.c uf some other family. U Is doubtful that this arridrul ever occurs in any niodr-rn ho.;ii!al siuro the methods that have boon drvi'-ort for lontnillir.g the Mtua- tlor. arc ar, sound as any h;;min athirve:ne:it. The mrthcd mo.-::T- <l'icr.i;y u:-etl mvijivcs the w:iuii b ' I ol tin' mother's name 1111 a p;-.v; r; itdhr.siu: tain 1 , whicu is ;'.-. n iiL-trncci ti> the brick of t'r.r I: iii.s I,I\H- is put (.n thi 1 (_]:.',, a.s n is b:jru. Uilc ol lilo dlllU ilHi: 1 ^ v.i'.h ;';P i.-i 1 of Shr Upc is l::e far: tin: :t may bi'C:>:nr siiiiul cr drliii-h-M HI w,i?hi[it;. Al Hie .-.inn 1 tune lli.i tape is put on tiii 1 h.iby a s j piece of i.ipc Mi:r.lar tr> t!io !S attached to llic vrut a mother. Another m:t'!io;i iiivoiv^-s il-, oi i necklace of b\ul m.uK i li:r :ctl:rs o! tlie child's j lo: 1 ,:; pi:', aioimii Uir c!:;lci , : r.d c^ar.ipcd imiiicdutc^ blrih. Ill sonic worth $20.0flfl,COfl was destroyed overnight. The entire city was submerged to a depth of from four to 10 feel. A report, of the disaster ot the time reads iu part as follows: "The combined atlaek of the huvri:anc and tidal wave produced . indescribable horrots—t:ic destruction of property sinking into when ccmpareil with the appalling lo?3 of life. . . . Practically all food supplies had been destroyed and tlie drinking water supply had been cut off. . . . Military administni- Lhn war, made ncrc:Eary and many ghoulish looters and plunderers were shot, cither in (he act of robbing the dead or upon evidence of guilt." Help was poured iu from all parts of Ihe w-rlci, and oul of the storm emerged a wrecked city with a nucleus of 20,000 left from a propspcrous community of 38,000. Since tlie storm the |>opulation has mere than trebled, a model municipal government has been established and gigantic engineering projects carried to a successful completion. Head Courier-News Want'Ads. prints are part of. the cr tac '*! 1-2 hours. [child's birth and of it.s weight. O oursc, the record of the v.oi"hl o he child conslilulcs a method dcntificalion. since ttic wcl;:h nrves of the individual arc i:.,ual!.' iistinclivc. A .Bunion physician has rcccntl; igcr.slod the use ol army ;tiumi mm Identification di.'v.i winch ai flinched on opposite cuds and tiiv .tamped in between vvil'i : l( .-rial lumbers. Al the lime of birth Ih? ame of Ihe mother is put on Hi" lack of dirk. When ihe chili', s born one of the dir-!;i 15 fastened to the infant and the oilier to the mother. The disks brar duplicate serial numbers. Any lime the baby ' brought lo the mother she cai, compare her serial ui:mb?r willi that of Die baby and make blir2 she has '.he riijlil mfan:. Uninrtiinatcly, .•-cief.lilic iiifi'icinr has not rliscovrrid any irt\' ^f ilmiy of llu 1 blo?xi which is <[tiile certainly nn it'entilii'aM^n n;' i>a- Icrnity, It is pnssibie m some caso lo provo thai a certain mini < ,jul,! i»5Mblv IK (in 1 f.itlh-i- ,)[ n-,,' child, but this i.-, dcpjinlnii cm ;1 dc- lerminauon of Wmid cuinji' airJ in some instances all of the prr- involved seem In bilcm: totl'iO r-^me gron;), icndcrm.: ti:c tc.-: iv.i- practical. LOSE THE (TSTOMEU Tl:c louce.-l session of ;!;c Eni:- llsh Parliament was m isai, \\hen the House o! commons sat, for Away with the maze FRIDAY night— and money to spend. Promotion—' and we really must get a new car. Mary has a new son — a whole H L'e to be equipped. George and Becky; to be married— gifts, decorations, foods, rooms to robe into a home. In all the maze of needs, how would you know where to turn without the authentic counsel of the advertising-pages? In them, your good sense is given maps to go by. Your powers of discrimination arc given values to appraise. Here the best of the shops of the world is authenticated ... so why search further? The smartest products of the world can be seen by turning page by page. See them. Rely upon advertisements. They tell so much about things that you could buy them sight unseen. They are the greatest force in existence for making you aware of the best. Read tlie advertisements for a yiddc in I he l!iinr/s known about already, and read them lo learn whal is new.

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