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THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NKWS . THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS . . C, R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HA1NES, Advertising Manager Bole Natltra»l Advertising Representatives: The Thomas F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, San o, Chicago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. ' filtered «s second class matter at the post oftlcc at Blythevlllo, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by (he United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city of Blylhcvllle, 15c per week, or $6,50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, »1.&0 ior six months, B5c for tliroc months; by mall In postal eones two to six, Inclusive, $6.60 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Senator Nye and Illinois Strange things happen hi politics; among the strangest, as far as the current y*ar is concerned, is the way in which the Illinois senatorinl election seems due to hinge, in large purl, on the personality and actions of Senator Gerald Nye. Senator Nye is not nn Illinoisian. lie represents North Dakota, and draws cards only because he heads the Senate 'committee appointed to investigate senatorial campaign fund expenditures. But he is rapidly becoming one of the leading "issues" in Illinois' election. Ruth Ilanna McCormick devotes her first campaign speech to an attack on Nye for his investigation tactics. Nye, she says, "shadowed" her; she, in turn, hired detectives to "shadow" him. The outsider may be pardoned' for failing to understand what it's all about— and, likewise, for wondering why a North Dakota senator should be the •issue in an Illinois election. Maine and the USA ..[ The old saying, "As JMniiiu goes so •g6es the nation," no tloubl was invented by u Republican. Mftinc, which lioltls its state election in September instead of in November as do the rest .of the slates, almost in- .variubly elects a full Republican state administration and n full Republican representation 'in congress. It is no .doubt comforting to Republicans • ev- ' erywherc 16 '-take this as arfHn'dication of ^yllat the rest of the country is ao- ing lo tlo. As a matter of fact, however, a Republican victory in Maine is no belter index to the political inclination of the country as a whole than a Democratic -victory in Arkansas. Democrats might just as well say, "As Arkansas goes so goes the nation." If the Democrats ever carry JIainc, or the Republicans ever carry Arkansas, it will mean something, but until they do Hie result in neither of these states will mean much as an index of national sentiment. Republicans who are bragging now about their Maine victory are probably shouting to hide their own fears. For their normal majorities were reduced so sharply that trouble is indicated for them in other states not so whole heartedly loyal to the G. 0. P. BLYTHEVU4,& (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Acreage Reclticlion (he Only Solution Cotton Is the main relliir.ee of the south. Dependent as we are upon it there should be more Intelligence exorcised In Its production und, marketing. Price and production arc determining faclois In the success or lailurc of the crop. A iwrlect balance Ijclwicn Ihc two must be maintained to Insure prosperity. A small crop and a hi^li price usually means a good crop and prosperity in tomu ECdlons and complete failure and iinu In others A lart'C crop iincl n .-mall price usually means prcdiiclion at l?bs than cost and Uss to the producer everywhere. These arc tjcneial propositions applicable to any hit or mLss system ol ciup production. The obvluys deduction Is that the problem can be folvul by lliu application of a simple policy of ntm-.L'rsal acreage reduction that would result In (he maximum tieucli'. to all concerned. The government n-|»[L indicates a crop this year of 14,300,000 Ijaii-s. Add lo this a ptcb.ibie cany-over of 7,000,000 bales, half an uvoiagu ciup, and Ihc question arises: What are «e cuing to do with It and what aio we t'olnii to ucl for It? Trade conditions nbroad being unsatisfactory, In addition lo Ihe favor shown foreign growths, and no Indication of Increased consumption, the answer is obvious and Ihe necessity for doing something about it is emphasized. We suggest an oiganl/atloii be perfected at once to conduct a vlgoious campaign for acreage reduction in 1031. We believe Die Federal Farm Board, the Federal RCMTC Hanks, soutl!?rn bankers, the United Stales Department of Agriculture, cun outline a policy so Impressive thai a reduction of 10,000,000 acres can be accomplished next year. The futilhciii farmer no longer can allord to plant a big acreage in hope that disaster to his neighbors' crop will result in a high price for his own. The farmer must adopt methods that apply to all alike and insure iirubucrlly fo r all alike. We are a one-crop country iind destined to remain so. There is more money in cotton than any ciop Hint con \x raised In the south when conditions are Ideal. The demoralization in price, quantity and distribution are not Iho farmer's making, but Ihe result of circumstances which he cannot control alone. The situation can be adjusted through Intelligent assistance of Ihu agencies lo which the farmtr looks for direction and those who rely on (he prosperity of the farmer for their own.— Memphis Commercial Appeal. THE WINDMILL I'KOFKSSIONS I'd like lo be u great wilier of prose, ; Or an eminent writer of songs; But what I would like the best ot all Is to be a great rlghler of wrongs. •V- ••;'• * I helped -a friend remove the ca[is olf a couple dozen bottles ot brew last night and I worked to hard Hint. I got rtlffi-.y and couldn't make my way home without aid. About eleven o'clock I hooked my friend onto my arm and we proceeded to take me home. I entered my bed room to go to bed and I discovered that my bed had company. There was about seven or eight beds In the room and they were having n bit; (lino, playing ring-aroiiml-thc-rosy or having a hurdle race, I don't know which. Ralher than break tip the parly, I waited around oulslde for an hour or so before I attempted to retire. At three o'clock the party was still In full swing. Deciding not to wait any longer, I walked out on the front porch and chased the porcli swing around for about ten minutes and finally caught U and I slept in it until daylight or after. I wasn't long going to sleep and I dreamt 1 was drunk. The dream was jo realistic that my head actually hurt when 1 woke. CUBA if. IIIGDON. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Don't think I'm kiddin' myself. She wouldn't give me a second thought if I couldn't give her autographed pictures of these movie sheiks." WASHINGTON LETTER OUT OUR WAY By Williams HAD SO M WART— IM SEE ,FER ONCE.lF X GvT r\ LAvj&rt OUTA SOME HIS DUMONESS , VvMEW -V' EfsT THAT, DROPPED OM Trt 1 FLOOR AM WES JAM OM Tr-V BREAD BOARD '80AROSR. KODNKY DUTCHEIt WASHINGTON—State Department i>olicy in cases where Aineri- can citizens get themselves- into trouble through mixing in civil warfare In other countries is likely to vary In accordance with circumstances, but despite refusals of olficiuls to discuss the matter it is believed thai this government went to bat for Harold S. Grow, the Naval Reserve avlaior who accepted direction ot President I.cguia's nvinlion forces, and who has just been released Irom prison on his agreement to stand [rlul in the courts. The Navy Department .which, sent Cirow "as the aviation officer In our naval mission to Peru, from which he latcr resigned, says that Grow never took any oath of allegiance to Peru and that settles the question of his citizenship, if true. The question of how much protection he was entitled to from the United Stales, however, Is more abstruse. He's Still a Civilian : On Ihc basis of present, information State Department olficials are Inclined to uclleve Hint Grow retained his civilian status despite UM fact that, the Peruvian aviation service with which he was associated cmbjacod, the military branch. Although Grow is accused by Ihc successful revolutionists of plotting a bomb attack on the city of Arcquipa, where the revolt biuke out. Hie opinion Is expressed that he was on nothing more than an observation trip for Lcgula, his boss. In any event, although Ihc government wanted Grow released, it wanted just as little fuss as possible. It is anxious to have tlvo friendship of Ihc new Peruvian government and realized that it would do no good either In Peru or elsewhere in Latin America to sneak harshly to the Peruvians about the matter. It may, how ever, have had to cxevt considerable diplomatic pressure. There is no cxnct precedent for Crow's case, apparently, and jus what his exact status is iimlcr in- tei national law is more thai: yoin correspondent can find out by in quirios at -the..department. Americans have, no right to take pait In n foreign war in which 'lie government is not n participant. Citizens of a neutral country fighting In the ranks of another country are not protected as prisoners of war by International law. Amcr- cans enlisted In Allied armies before we entered the World War were not cntlttal to our protection, though the Germans refrained from exccullng any of them as unlawful combatants. Many took the oath of allegiance to France, Britain or Italy; Congress latcr regularized the citizenship ot these by a special act alter we declared war. Two Americans captured during the Eslmda revolution ngainsl Prcj ielent' Zelaya In Nicaragua wore executed by Zelaya. and Secretary Knox broke oil relations Bin wh;n Americans in Paris or- u.niizeil nn a vial ton squadron to hrlp the French bomb Abd-el- Krlm and ills RlfTians in Morocco the State Department emphatically announced that they weren't en'.HIert to American protection, Ar.d Abd-el-Kvim announced that it 1-.: caught any of them he would shoot them, which was good sound International law. American sclchcis of fortune in i Central American revolutions have also been denied protection. As far apo as 1818 Ihc lirilisr I government acquiesced in the execution ot Arbiiliir.o 1 . and Amn- jbrlster by Gcr.eral Anr.rc-.v Jack . json on the ground that they hart 1 forfeited light lo protection by WEDNESDAYY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1930 Diphtheria Preventable, Science Is Now Convinced! entering the service of parties en gaged in attacks on a fricndl; power, and It has since become a point of international law that n citizen enlisted In the service of foreign belligerent cannot clahr the interposition of his own gov eminent Ior redress of injurie: siiltcred by him in such service. Can Ask a Square Deal Nevertheless, n government I usually willing to demand that ran of its citizens caught in that kind of ti jam be given a square deal and that apparently is what onr government did for Grow. The unofficial opinion Is expressed that some gratitude oujjjit to be felt toward Grow for Ills Important work In building up Peruvian aviation. The State De- lartinont Is very glad that Grow .Idn't lay up any additional com- ilicalions tor hiin&lf by tossing a cw bombs. Whether he dropped opics of Legtiia's proclamation, s the revolutionist charge, is nol iiowii here at this writing. (Conllnucd Irom page one) • chool teachers contain the pro- islon (hat they arc .subject to ancelladon after six months If noney is not available to continue Tic school. Cul Out of nistrlcl Fw ' At the same time, In view of the act that enrollment has been low, ind because- It was felt that Ely- hevllle should do everything pos- Ible to serve the .surrounding d!s- rlcts, it was voted to reduce tli? out of district tuition fee in tlv high school from $10 to $5 pe; month. Cecil Shane, president, presided t the board meeting, which \v.v ttemlcd by Charles Lemons. J. A. Cceh. C. R. nabcock, A. M. But' ind Churchill lJuck of the board Crawford Greene, superintendent of chools. and E. D. Ferguson, A. B. "airfield, T. J. Marian and Z. p. Jarrison, members of a chamber of jommerce committee on the school situation. Superintendent Greene reported c total enrollment in the white schools of ttie dlsliict of 1.30G, of vhom tuition fees in a total amount of $3,011.17 had been paid by BOS mplls. Last year at the opening of school the white enrollment was over 1,500. At the colored school legislations were accepted only From those who paid their tuition 'ees, and these totaled between 135 and 140. In 1 a statement this morning Mr. Greene urged that now that the tuition problem hn.d been definitely eliminated, for six months at least, parents slart their children i". school at once. Confusion resulting from Ihc unsettled state of affair"; this week has already broken into the school program, and it Is important that the pupils get down to work If they are to get the maximum of benefit, from their classes. School Patrons Meet While the board was reaching its decision to abandon the tuition system a meeting of school patrons was in progress at the city hall in which it was decided lo ask the lioaixl to take almost exactly the action which it took. Claude F. Cooper, of the law firm Cooper and Alexander, presided ai, the meeting which not only protested payment of tuition fees at the present, but criticized the action of. the school board and school authorities In sending large numbers ot children home yesterday for non-payment of the fees. The citizens group invited the school board to adjourn its meeting and discuss the situation with the school patrons, but hmsmucn as the board was in the midst of its discussion ol tile problem this was not immediately accepted. After conclusion of the board meeting, however, President Shane. Superintendent Greene and Mr. Fairfield went to the city hall to report I!) I)K. S1OUIC1S iITSMBKlN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Awociation, and or lly- gcla, tlie Health JMgavinc With the opening of schools the hazard of diphtheria increases, i Scientific investigators are convinced that diphtheria is n preventable disease through the use of tile Schick test and of toxin-antitoxin. They are convinced that deaths Irom diphtheria, even when it is acouiied through contagion, may be largely prevented if good antitoxin is given early and in sufficient amounts. Nevertheless Jhc disease continues to occur with startling regularity and deaths arc reported each year from every :.tate. Last year in Iowa there were 3-1 deaths from this cause. "The number 3-1 does nol mean much in itself." says the epidemiologist, "and the one is not very much unless it is your child." During the first six months of. 1930 there were 10 more deaths Inan for the corresponding PLM'JO:! of 1929. Twelve out of every 100 cases were fatal, which was an increase in the fatality rate, since 8.5 cases out of 100 died in 192D. The virulence of diphtheria varies from season to season. According to the records ol the Iowa State Department ot Health, -ibout 400,000 children in Iowa have! icceived toxin-antitoxin. However 1 42.500 new babies arc born each year, and it is necessary that tiicy be hnmtinizc'd promptly If tne pre- '. vention is to be of service. The giving of toxin-antitoxin carries little, if any. danger. I n New Vork city more than a n ,ji_ : lion children were immunized with- j out harmful results. The cliscom- loit Is slight and the protection i well worth while. Physicians recommend that tox-j ill-antitoxin Immunization be per- ; formed before the child is one year old. They therefore recommend that not only the school children, but even those of lire-school age be given the benefit of Immunization. Diphtheria takes the greatest' toll among children who have not yet readied six years of age. ; I" many cities and towns i.;,mu- ; mzntinn of children Ins been per- formed by health departments as'i a demonstration of what can be ae- il! coinplished for the control of thlsfj cisease. This demonstration liasi' piovcd conclusively the value the method. It now remains .f.vl every family to ils k the family \\---ft slclan to take care of tiie Individ- Rl ual ctiiUl if this procedure lias no! •'} already liecn accomplished through t| one of the demonstrations. "' the board's action, but found that the patrons' meeting had been adjourned. The patrons group voted lo send Cooper before the school board tu- day to present their request thnt the board withhold the tuition fees in the grammar grades until school funds arc exhausted. .Mandamus proceedings to force the tcachiii'j o: all children in Ihe district en- tilled lo free schooling were threatened lu case a satisfactory settlement of the situation was not reached Wednesday. ASK POLICE IIIil,P BLUFPTON, Ind. 'UP) -Ability to turn water into wine and other beverages hns been appreciated for centuries but when such liquid) are turned into water the result.' are not so pleasing, said Mr. and Mrs. Maiibon, Reid. The couple asked aid of authorities to solve the problem of what caused six barrels of cider vinegar, stored in their basement, to turn to water. PULLING KECOItl) MARSHALL, 111. (UP)—The slate horse pulling rcco.vi was broken here durins the Calhoun County fair when a team onncil by Peter Horn. Charlotte, pulled 2,050 poumi: the required distance of 2T.' ; feet. The Horn team broke Its own record. I.ATE 1U.OSSOMS '••' MEDFOIiD, Wis. (UP)—Several apple trees on Ihe farm of Walter Weihrouch, Cleveland township, ar? in blossom and have all the fragrance of the orchard in spring lime. The buds on the trees were nipped by Ihe frcst - early las spring. SVDENIIA.M'-j IHR'IH On September 10, 1624, Thomas Sydenhani, great English physician, often called "the English Hippocrates" and .the founder of modem clinical medicine, was born at Wiugford Eagle, England. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge and at Mompeller, In France, Sydenhani started to practice medicine in London when he- was about 20. He soon became the Jorcmcst physician of his. time. In the Civil War he was captain of horse under Cromwall. Sydcnham is csjKcially to be remembered as the one who first differentiated scarlatina and measles, introduced a successful ccoling treatment of smallpox, and classified and expounded gout, of which lie himself latc r died. He was the lirst to place diagnosis on a sound basis and emphasized, the importance of observation and bedside experience rather than the traditional theories cur rent at the lime. v In his prescriptions lie avoided the ridiculous compounds of his time and usually subailu'.cd Ior them vegetable combinations. It was he, too. who introduced the use of tincture of opium-lauda- umn. To give iUh seasoning, sprinkle the inside with suit before stuffing. A Fascinating Serial of the Life Loves of a 1930 Girl \ X A' " > *-' By ,;, Laura Lou Brookman . Watch for It FRIDAY, SEPT. 12th IN COURIER NEWS

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