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THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., 1'UULISHERS •-!,., 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor .. H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager • Sole National Advertising Representatives: The Tbom»s F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Phil«k)pbU, AUsnta, Dallas, San Antonio, Sail Francisco, Chicago, Bt. Louis. Published Erery Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered ts second class matter at the. post oBlce at aiythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIFTION KATES By carrier In tlie city of Blylhcvlllc, 15c per week or'$6.50-per year in advance. By mall within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 85o for throe months; by mall In postal zones two to six, inclusive, $6.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. School Fads The following arc facts to whieli every citizen of Hlylhoville Special School District No. G should give consideration, in connection with financial difficulties in which our school system is involved: Revenues of the district, on the basis of the present assessment and millagc ate and will continue to !>e inadequate to maintain lirsl class schools. A fair assessment of all properly in the district would produce, with careful and economical management, and without increase in the lax rate, sufficient revenue to maintain first class schools. The citizens of this community, the 1 parents of the children of Hlythcvillc, have their choice. They may demaml and obtain a fair and equitable assessment of all properly, upon a reasonable basis; or they may place their children under a life-long handicap of inadequate schooling. Uesort may be had to various expedients to tide the schools over for a year or two until a proper assessment may be made arid put into effect. But in the long run it is a (jucslion of taxing ourselves fairly and adequately or sacrificing our schools. We cannot got something for nothing!, in education or in anything else. The Courier News does not believe that there is any real question what answer the people of Blythaville will give to this question. Everyone wants good schools, and while it is equally .true that .jib one wants higher, taxes tlie great majority will not object toward paying a fair part toward providing for the education of this community's children. More money- is needed and that means more taxes must be paid if the schools are to be maintained. It docs not mean that an extra burden must be placed upon the poor 'man, who in most instances is already paying more in proportion to what ho has than is the man with substantial holdings. It docs not mean that any man whoso property already is fairly and fully assessed need pay, much if any more. It does mean that the man who is not doing his part now must be made to do so, and we don't believe there tire many in that BLYTMEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS class who will object if they have tlie assurance that everyone else is going to do his part also. The Lame Tim i.s about as good a time as any to point out that the "lame duck" evil is fSlill with us. A good many congressmen and senators have already been balked by the voters in their desire to return to Washington. Many more will fall by the wayside in November. Yet all of these defeated lawmakers' will convene in December, empowered to continue at the work of legislation for 13 months after they have been voted out of office. There is no excuse whatever for any further failure on the part of Congress to eliminate the lame duck. The Norris amendment, which would prevent a man silling as a lawmaker after the voters hiive aimmmral that they want no more of him, has repeatedly passed the Senate. It .should pass the House at the next session. Not one valid reason can be cited in opposition to it. 17, 1 Germany's Hard Times If yon think limes arc hard in the United States lodfiy, jti.sl givu a thought to whal the Germans are up against. A recent news dispatch from Kuth Finncy, reporter, points out that of 40,000,000 German mmi and women of voting age, nearly one-third are dependent on public funds for food and shelter —not counting government employes. The German government last year spent about $1,250,000,000 for all purposes. Of this sum more than half was devoted to Ihe support of 12,000,000 persons who were entirely dependent on the stale. Wage reductions nrc proposed for German industry; but skilled workers now only nverago $16.25 a week, and unskilled workers gut around $10. This makes our own depression look like bountiful prosperity. Now is the time for [hose Nalionul League ball clubs to take that slllcli in time. Tn another year, perhaps, iiie cigarette ads will be moved .from the sports pace to tlie women's section. Today's simile: As rare as Hie World War veteran who hasn't written a novel ab'JUl tlic great conflict. The fact, dial racketeers in Chicago have bombed three bctuily shojis leads to Hie suspicion there is a skin game nfoot. We would hnvc no Issue against Tom Thumb golf it only tlic players would lie content, to give thumbnail sketches of their game. | SIDE GLANCES By George Clark SIGNING OK CONSTITUTION On Sept n, 1787, the convention of delegates from 12 of the 13 stales In tlic Union signed the Constitution of the United States In Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Rhode Island alone was unrepre- sented at tlie sessions under President Washington. Four months' work was required to complete the Constitution, with tlic exception of the amendments, in the form in which we liave It today. Hie work of the delegates was promptly approved by Congress nnd at the close of the following year, had been adopted, by 11 of the states and plarod iii o|>eralion among them. The other two suites, North Carolina imd Rhode Island, ralliicd the Constitution and entered into the'American Union in 1789 and 1190, respectively. Tiie Coiiiliiulion replaced the Articles ol Confederation by which tlic ill-fated union of the 13 01-13- innl slates was held together from 1770 to 1789. Tl« articles vested no real authority in the common representatives of tlie several commonwealths. "Look, Doris, that's the new fall shade I was telling you about." WASHINGTON LETTER The consumption of ice cream has Increased a third bince prohibition. There may be a growing sentimental fondness for it since it is still obtainable in pints and quarts. Prohibition officers are searching for a bteambL'ul with a distillery aboard. Perhaps they may yet bo convinced thai the apparatus is necessary to wet the: steamer's whistle. -TILL AT You GOT FOUR WA\TIM T' &o F\RST BASE x NOW— VOU'LV. yj?\_ Uy KODNKV DUTCHKIt NKA Service Writer I WASHINGTON.—Llle today lias! more flavor Ulan ever, us proved by the Census Bureau of Die Department of Commerce in i-eportln-j an American consumption ol about 10 per ccnl more Ilavorlmj 'extracts and flavoring syrups hi 1Q29 ilian in 1927. Nearly $l27,f)00,00'0 worth of syrups and extracts were manufactured last year. Prohibition has not done the industry any harm, but there was no appreciable Increase during thu two-year period In production of malt syrups nnd extracts, ol which there was $32.000,000 in 1029. an Increase ot less llian three per cent. On the other hand, production of cordials, with which some persons arc often tempted- to mix alcohol to,obtain prc-prohibition effects. Increased It per cenl. Use of tlavorlng syrups such 05 those found at soda fountains rose 27 per cent. Flavors of various types have their tips and downs. Lately singer flavor lias taken a bard blow ns an indirect result ol Ihc crippling of thousands who drank ai adulterated poisonous type of Ja iiinica ginger supposed to hav rjccn produced by Ixxrtlcggcrs Many persons, unaccustomed Ic drinking Jamaica ginger lor alco nolle stimulation or not eve aware of the practice. Bol tlic idea dial it was dangerous to drin ginger ale or other preparation containing ginger. The ix^ople wh m;ikc ginger ale and ginxcr ale ila vor have been trying to combat th silly Idea. [Many Misinrnrincd The Bureau of Health Eclucntio ol Jamaica recently ivsiiod a state mcnt bemoaning the fact that Ih "jake" disease had been associate with Jamaica (West Indies, no lK>ng Island) and asserting Ilia "Jamaica ginger" was a inisnoiiic applied to .tincture of ginger be cause in tlie early days mosl gir ger reaching the United Slati came from Jamaica. "The associ: lion of the name of this island wil the disease Is very unfortunate tlic board said, "for it damages II j product.? of the island in the mint of the uninformed." One Icarus, nt the Dcparlmo: of Commerce, where they seem know nearly everything, that i dividual taste In flavors and odo is likely to vary with sex and ag Mr. F. Ammicllcr of the Cramcr- Krasselt Company of Milwaukee recently told a convention of Hie National Uclail Tea and CoiTcc Merchants' Association :il St. Louis of the results of a nuesliounaire mailed to hundreds ot men and women in all walks of life. Women show a great preference for pineapple, the survey indicated. .They arc also stronger for i peach flavor llinn men and have a slightly more marked preference tor the apple. Women iiro much fonder of strawberry and Us flavor I than men and also fonder of the raspberry. Not a single i>crson who ! had reached old age was found lo i dislike raspberries. Coffee Well I.iknl Among spices wninrn like cinnamon and cloves better than men do. Men and women liko caraway nurt mumcR in about the Mine pro- portlcn. Tlie overage is ;ilso quite e with chocolate, but chocolate s some ol its inlcrcit as irco- ple grow older. Coffee is one of the test liked (Invars among both sexes ;uid the ' liking for It incren.^es with middle ;aBe and decreases after Hut point. : Maple is a strong contender for ' honors and people like u a luile j better as they grow older. '' Only 48 per cent of men admit liking the odor ol lobm-co and only half as many women In mid '. 6\t age and altcrwarri th<- likin; increases somewhat. Tea is not nearly as well liked as cotlce; women arc much 'its strongest devotees. Women are par- linl to vanilla and men arc pnrlia' ItepiKriiiint. Everybody dislikes rd and most other falty odors d taslcs. Men like sauerkraut tie belter than women do. One- ird like alcohol, one-third don' d the rest don't care. Tlie female slike for it is stronger than the i ale. Science Seeks Methods to Humanize Capital Punishing KIGGKR STUDENTS PHILADELPHIA, (UP)—Students entering tlie University of Pennsylvania arc younger, taller and heavier limn those of 20 yoars ago, according to Samuel F. Coleman, registrar. The average of students now is 18 years and six months while in 1DIO it was 10.G years. The average height is 5 feet and 8 indies while their fathers stood 5 feet and f.4 inclies. The average weight of students has increased from 132 pounds to 140. NEW DOUBLE CKOSS MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., (UP) — "The double cross' is no longer just a bit of thieves argol, but now is expected lo bring farmers added dividends of improved crops. Double cross corn planted on 400 central Minnesota Jarins last spring is being harvested this fall and cx- l»ris w - iH soon make tests to determine If the new variety is more successful than other kinds. RAILWAYS LOSE BUCHAREST (UP)—During the ist year tlio Rumanian railways, liich arc state-owned and state- jcratcd, showed a deficit of halt a Ilion lei. LADV ST. 1'ATRICK RAPID CITY, S. D., Snakcskin shoes and handbags displayed by Mrs. William liaison ol the Bijcu Hills district are of her own catches. Last week she dispatched her filth rattlesnake in the chickenhousc. Tlic latest pelt had 20 rattles, ilic largest ever seen in this region. IJy-111!. MOKKIS l-'ISIHSKIN Editor, Journal ut the AimTivuu Mcdii-al Association, and of Hy- gri:i, the Health Ma£:mne •Ever since capital punishment was adopted by organized society as pmiiihment for the criminal humanitarians nave been greally concerned with Itic type of materials used In bringing atom death and in l!ic mechanism by which death is brought about. The momirclis of un earlier day condemned men to be quartered, bringing about deaiii by fastening a horse to eaeli of the subject'* legs and tearing him ap-.irl. Oth;r allegedly civilized groups caused death by having the man behcade:! with sword or battlwixe. Militaristic countries, and indeed cveti modern armies, destroyed [lie condemned man by the bullets of a firing squad. The hangman's noose was reserved in medieval peiioJs for criminals in dis- lepuie, bu'.. in modern times is tbe legal method of destruction of men in many stales and nations. li: some states, death is btoucht atxml by Hie passage of electric curren' of considerable voltage through tin body. The most recent mctl.od of d^ slnictiou of human life under legal conditions is the use of poison ases, popularized for wholesale destruction during the World Wtir Legal death under these method^ has been studied carefully by scicn lists. In death by hanging, strangulation is most frequently responsible, but in some instances the neck is 1 broken by the fill and death comes from that cause. In an experiment carried out recently in the State of Nevada a prisoner ir,ndemi:cd to death w?s executed by hydrocyanic acid gas. At tile time of the execution 1 a study was made of the action of ihe heart and the lungs. The state health officer hns jus f . made available a record of t : :=^ 'Jbservuioi^ At 4:^0 a. m. tl'.e tart action of tilt prisoner wis stiong and regular with 108 beats pei minute. The EOS began to generate at 4:31li, nr.d at 4:38 the puise rate was 120. regular and strong. At 4:37 3 4 tlic prisoner gave indication that he smclled the gas, taking a very small inspiration. At 4:38 lie took a deep inspiration, turning his head toward Hie gas and giving a spasmodic cougli. His head fell forward and lie became unconscious. Following iliis first .deep Inspiration there was a complete stopping of ihe henri action :or 10 seconds. The the heart began lo Ihus lor 15 seconds, wlien It came regular and strong. For fv_ uimitcs nothing further occiirnl .intil the heart became slowc Dealing 100 limes a minute, th(| 80 limes a minute, and finally a| ler 10 minutes (lie heart beats weil tegular, but becoming weaker. A* iei 1 11 minutes the prisoner's'hea stopped. The breathing during 11 same period ol time was convui ivo ,«id irrciuilar and llicrc was nij Hie sligtilesl doubt that the pri oner was completely unc'on&ioil alter the first deep breath. 13UDAPEST. (UP)—'Adherents iiK-ntul telepathy societies in Hull eary were recently given a plcavai | surprise by Dr. Adalbert KolarUs, government ollicial. While spendi'i nis vacation in Denmark, so I stated on ruiival liomc Dr. Kolari suddenly Had Hie feeling that h I brother in Budapest needed hi | and look the first train back Hungary. Actually, on the day Dr. Kohl ills rentyod Budapest a physical who had been treating the brotlii'l lor blocd-polsomng lor two dajf decided that a bltxxi-traiisfuskl was necessary. This blood Dr. K.| larits supplied. WASHINGTON. (UP)— C Charles !'. 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