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PAGfc EIGHT (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor ii. W. HAiNES, Advertising Manager Bole Nation^ Advertising Representatives: Tie Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, .Atlanta, Dalits, San Antonio, San Francisco, Cliicago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post, office at BlythcvlHe, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917- Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier hi the city of Blylhcvllle, 15c per week or $6.50 per > ear j « advance. By mall within a radius ol 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 85c for llircc 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. Freedom For Criminals When E. R. Alexander relurns lo Little Hock in January as Mississippi county's representative in the Arkansas general assembly he will have before him a heavy program. Pledges made by Mr. Alexander in the primary ciimpaign call for legislative enactments eliminating the leasing of county prisoners, placing county officers on salaries, gun- teoing bank deposits, providing fr "cxt books for school children and v jr schools for less money. All of these are matters of major importance and to accomplish them will require a good deal of time and effort. With the exception of the bank guarantee proposal all arc meritorious, und it is not our desire to suggest any further legislative aqtivity which might interfere with the very substantial burden of work which our representative has already outlined for himself. It is our opinion, however, that an opportunity for genuine service to the state of Arkansas awaits some member of the legislature who will make a sur- ions study of our state penal system, with particular reference to the granting of furloiighs, paroles, commutations and pardons. Pecent terms of circuit court in this county have sent to the slate penitentiary an imposing list of criminals— ., rapists, panderers.and common thieves,.' Their departure was accepted as a good riddance, but apparently most of them bought round trip tickets. A brief period in the penitentiary and they are back among us. Perhaps this method of handling offenders is the best attainable. A Mississippi county officer once declared that if a few months in the state penitentiary failed to mak a Christian out of a criminal he was beyond ho[>c of redemption. "A few months there might set a man straight," this gentleman said. "A long term would make a hardened thug out of any man." Granting there is probably a good deal of truth in that statement, we 1 think there is still room for marked 5m- . provement. Whether or not longer im- OUT OUR WAY prisonment 'would help, experience shows that early release in all loo many cases merely shoves imregeiicrale criminals back upon the comimniiliu.s that spent' large sums of money and much effort lo rid themselves of them. In announcing his program for his next administration Governor Parnell said that he would use the utmost care in the use of the power of executive clemency. He particularly cmphasi/ed that in no case would UK* prominence or political power of a prisoner's attorney or friends influence him. That is fine, but llic responsibility of freeing convicted criminals seems to us a heavy burden upon a governor whose other duties preclude his giving detailed study to the many cases that come before him. Furthermore the power is susceptible of serious abuse. If a man with the high scruples of Harvey Parnell finds it proper to release prisoners at the rale now'prevail- ing, attempt to conceive, if you can, whut the situation would be were sonr. 1 governor to sloop to trading furloughs or pardons for voles, legislative favors, or even cash. We believe the governor should have the power of commuting capital sentences. Hut beyond that, we believe, his powers should be eliminated. Prison furloughs should only bu granted for definite and important reasons, and each case should be carefully invesli- . gated. Paroles and pardons should be based on the prisoner's record before and after entering the penitentiary. Each case requires thorough study. And the responsibility should rest with n well qualilisd and non-polilical board. Mr. Alexander, as a lawyer of wide experience in the criminal courts, is in a position lo speak with .some authority on this subject in the legislature. We think his Mississippi county constituent^ would welcome an effort to improve the present system. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1930 SIDE GLANCES . By George Clark Injured Is not removed from (he game hut Is permitted to take part In three or four more plays beforo a substitute Is tent In. Because of the terrific demands which Intercollegiate football makes upon Hie human bcdy, college and particularly high school coaches should to certain thai every player Is In jjcod physical condition before he Is permitted to take part in a contest. Any player who shows apparent signs of having any accident to bone, muscle, ligament, or point should be promptly removed and given opportunity to recover fully. : before he Is used again. I Some colleges, notably Notre j Dame, the Unlv.;r*ity of Illinois and ""> California Institutions, have ! the great amounts of football material on which to draw. Other In- rtilutions. and particularly the small colleges and > schools for Graduate training, must choose their I loctliall material from 25 to 40 players. Tlie responsibility in these cases Is far greater, bccaucc the coach Is confronted repeatedly with the necessity for removing a good plnjei- to substitute one much inferior. RI.OODY liltOUK MASSACRE On September 18, 1615, the Indians under King Philip attacked and cut to pieces a body of 80 men at "Bloody Brook," Decrfield Mass., in one of the most harrow- ins massacres of King Philip's War Captain Latin-op had been suit with so men, the flower of youth of Essex county, to the assistance "Yes, Uncle Emery's laid „„ again. He dan* noa, cuu K M « ^'ZT t L%o=u 11*11 Ml Afll!l CIIIITV /Mil oil O 11 »n ill n r- I r-\-i n' i ,1 nnim t 4 U n 4 rtn*> i .,:. mi jineumoniii siltin' out all summer Iryin' to count the tourists' automobiles." river. They were to guard wagons intended to convey wheat, har- esled in Deerficld, lo Hadley. Jus before arriving at Deerficld, near a small stream still known as Bloods Brook, Ijithrcp fell into ambtisli and, aft.?r a brave resistance, per ished there with all his company. Captain Mosclcy, stationed a nccrfield. marched to his assist mice, but arrived too late to 1:?1 him. Decrfietd shcrtly Iliereaftc - .was abandoned and burned. Athcrtcn Du I'uy, the author, who [those get closed up with moss nnrl King Philip son of Ihe fricndl Is executive assistant to the secre- . one thing ar.d another. Mas'afolt be"an war with tli tary of the interior, hns returned ! Then t!ie engineers sank a se- I w ; • ^WASHINGTON LETTER By l(ODNi:Y DUICUKR proved neuter the water nor til 1 : 1 : WASHINGTON. — Mr. William atmosphere. Nets were put In and Irom a tour of reclamation projects | riis of s'.ocl chains in the otil- Short Cotton—Drouth-Made and Man-Made According to a report from Comvay, the drculli has not only cut down (he yieir: of col- ton in that nrcn. but hns caused extreme shortness of staple of such cotton as there Is lo be harvested. No hill cotton belter than scven- cfghih Inch has appeared, mid much of It measures only three-fourths. As a result, tiio cotton has to be penalized in price. The shortening O f jinple t, y ji, e ,\ rmtih - K p!1 ndded nnd lienvy misfortune for farmers who planted varlellcs Hint under normal conditions of growth give a satisfactory length. B:ii the price penalty (his drouth-damaged cotton is paying is a reminder that a great deal of American cotton has of recent, years been p.iy- ing price penalties Jor shortness brought about by human short-sightedness. Too many cf our farmers, through desire lo beat the boll weevil or other motives, have been planting half-and- half and other qiilck-mnliiriiig bin otherwise inferior varieties. The result has been to burden the market with a heavy lonrt cf undesirable cotton from the spinning viewpoint, and to give the colton-growing areas of other countries a chance to catch up with us in quality of cotton Ihey can grow at costs we cannot hope to meet. The superiority of American cotlcn is its strongest selling point in world markets, and we have been sacrificing (hat advantage. -Arkansas Gazette. in the northwest with a gob o: plain and fancy information abo-.it trees 1,11X1.000 years old, lish steer- i e<l by ekctricity, 250-foot snowfall.-. I fUlu-: men who use buttermilk for lets, chr.rttd wilh electricity. Nov. whenever a fish is tempted lo bwh:: into ai. irrigation canal ho gets within five or six feet of a chain :<nd begins (o tingle and feel 1111- btiit and a place where triplets ar, i c&mfortp.ble. So he just keeps right I worth SSW.OOO per set. c.n swimming along the river. Mr. Du Puy did not bring back j At an altitude- of 10.030 feet in I r.ny fisli or any snow or any trip- j the Yakima headwaters zone there cts. but he did uring a piece a'. \ is a (ietp mountain lake. Innu- ' u.eiTible lish had been poured into 11 on the theory that they would tivopagate and there, would be good 1 ' i'j. But nobody ever canght any wood a million years old and i: is on his desk. In the Yakima valley in ihe state of Washington the Burea-.i . of tUcclaiiiation is ^carrying out j fish, one of the world's finest irrigation ' projects, which mr.y come to coy- as many as UOO.GOO acm. While digging a tunnel down tinder ti'.e river bed, straigh 1 through a mass of ancient iava, the i-ncineers ran inio a to;;. Ap- pmcntly Ihe lava had been celling when It enveloped Ihe tree so that the tree wasn't, burnt, up as generally happens in .such cases. Thi engineers took samples of the wood lo geologists and the geologists said it was fioni a redwood tree and must he 1,000,000 yeais old. It would lie \cry difficult for ur.yone to proic otherwise. By Williams HE V-.'OMT COME 1 We. SAV& HE "SIX MORE TO PLft^ WET- V\'GU_ . ' CAMS \MlTl-lCOT VAE.R CORNS R_\.OT. Mr. Du Piiy got up on '.lie east- cm tide of t'.ic Cascade mountains, in ine legion of the Yaki:n.i l:c.ici- watcrs. and they told him thil about 250 icet of snow fell there each year. Nattnally, he saicl they were liars. Later he withdrew til aspersion. This snow K ires!;. :luhy UulT. Moisture-laden winds blo--.v in from the Pacific and precipitate as they gel into the cold high Lilll- tuc'.e, creating all that snow. The siio-.v-water is whul irrigates thf Yakima v.illoy. The engineers :n.icle irrfr.Mloii can.its Icadinc; olf the river and U.en four.d Lliat fish weic .YVHK- nsir.g into these canals and dyin;. the thoiiMiids in shallow water. This s:enied no w.ty 13 do for .1 government which believes i keeping lish r.live and projiag.um them. Besides, nil the dead fish itn- Fools Ibc Fishes So one clay a bright person went 0-.:: :;: n isv.Lea: wilh l!ie theory Iisli were all asleep way whitos when he felt they were en croaching on his ground. He olios to figlu ralher than recede beioi Ihe advance of the Colonist Fighting continued throughoi Massachusetts for some time altp the Deerflcld Massacre. The dowi fall of the Indians began with flic defeat at the hands of Caplai Tumor, at Turners Falls. Soo thereafter King Philip was shot b one of his own men, who had turn ed against him, and the war dov.n in the bettotn of the lake, far down to be aware of all the nice bait b3lng ottered them. He ook along a car. of bultruinilkand * sack oi bran, which he poured anil dumped gradually over the side. He sat a couple ol hours and ceg.m to get some bites on lus line. The stuli had percolated to the bottom and r.tm;sccl active interest among the fiihes. No\v everyone. oui there iishci with bran: it has! been discovered that the fish don'l j demand buttcrunk. On the Klama'h Indian rcserva- ' lion in -Oregon. Mr. Du P'.iy <iis- | covered tlic world's most valuable j group of babies. There are somo: Klamaths ami the timtyer- land on their reservation is worth 525.COO.COC. Everybody lias a share worth atom 520,000 and an income I of S700 or S800 a year, 'the trib.i! , lolls arcn'l closed, so each new baby is worth 520.000 plus the annual income. Thus there i.s no race suicide among the Klamaths. Production of babies is by far the must iirotil- iiblo occupation open to them and they have applied themselves to llie industry uun earnest deter- i min.uion an tieiiccniLigin^ results. White men i,;ive left '.lie caltle busir.ess to marry KlaniLith womc- en untl the 111031 common prayer' th.il goes up from the reservation i EAltLY PHKPAIiATIONS LAilAR, Co!o., (UP)— Someoi In Prowers county made enrlv parp.tions for Thanksgiving. Eights two turkeys were stolen from Hocks I in THE HARPY OF SOUTH AMERICA, IS THE LARGEST AND THE SPRING BROOD OF CABBAGE BUTTERR-IHS IS SMALLER. IN SIZE AND DIFFERENTLY FROM. CIS30 D» NEA S James Worked It, But Made Mistake Somewhere CABOT, Ark., (UP)—The trick- cry of James Washington Adkin- spn, negro, is not so good, James lias decided. Invited \to a dance, James felt :he need cf n. new suit. Visiting LiUle Rock, Jnmos dropped into a cleaning establishment and asked if there was a suit for "Willie Huston." Tix're wasn't but :t suit was found belonging to a man wilh a name similar to Huston. James looked it over. Pretty good suit, he decided, and ordered it sent lo him at Cabot. After loud protests by the owner when he discovered his suit missing, officials of the establishment traced James down. He missed the dance. 1 Grubb an antipathy ror spe^ri. So, icw he drives a 19H nndcl one- ylinder auto which has a maximum speed of 25 mi.'^s an hew. The old car belonged to drubb's father. Grubb intends to drive it until cold weather starts. Three Wrecks Send Motorist Back to 1904 Mode: (UI>)—Wrecks cars in as Garage Man Washes In Gas Carefully Now LINDSAY, Out., (UP) — James Isaac, garage proprietor, rrw keeps oro eye peeled for thcnsiilln motorists whenever he us?:; gas:!inc to wash grease from his hands. A lighted match, nicked from a passing automobile, set Isaac's hands in a blaze as he was washing them in front of his gararo a few days ago. isac beat out the flames before he was burned i^tiouUy. CAMEI, RACKS OX TAP PRAGUE, (UP)—Within the near by a passenger. Hospital treat-future camel races will ta introduced as a "Coney Island feature" in Prague's jargest amusement park. Work on the race-track was Our advertisin is the plea for twins. Football Most Hazardous Sport Survey Indicates 1>H. MOHK1S i:dit< r, Jiuimal cf lllc American IMctlicnl Asscci.ition, ;inti nf Hy- tlic Health !M,ii;iaiiir 'I ho comnum notion il-.at foot- b,\ll ii me. t li;u.irdons of all college cit*. WLLS substantiaii-ti i^Nt year i r.n uivcatigntlor. miitl 1 by the .uu.^io I'otnidation. 1 in- uncstijjntors sti:ci:i cl .iti.'.ctcr. i in .'o ur.ivor.-ilics and i-i>iU=i... in .Uir.oi.t -H.OCO Mudriil.- were in 13 Uniuclic.s of nthljles. !i; the Ji.OOO thorr weic 1320 i 1 :-.:.^. of which 0-10 were d;u- lo .'.'.:. Wiiou tlic sludy was made it was l footb.ill thruc d'.r. oi 100 fo.jtban ;i'.; ;'U i injured durim: tl:e M•ii.itm. UK -t I'tir.nion injuries ate tiis inii.* ;:;ul sprains which may tl-.i 1 playrr i'': 1 more than uc.k.-. t'oi- :r.;uiv years it ITU knr,-,ui that foolb.ill is a ic-,;s >;:oit. 1( is. per'f.Lips. not ntcrou.. as basing, uu.-Ui .11 roMiiu. but it <!..-> ,- L , it cc:utur.l and defir.ue h.u- :;i^it re.r.nr.cn ir.Mir s the d:i'.(\-i::-"n the caitil.iiic in the :ncc railed IV? scmilunar caitilasc. When tins occurs, the knee tends o lock in a Hexed position anil it hiijki^.ibli 1 to extend the leg ivrthni; yrMl pain. r\Itcr the .swelling and inflammation a?scciiitc;l with the injury dis- [ippeats. the knee Rradu.i;iy \K- coine.s iss.ib'.e again, but repetition | of (In- flr~ss which caused tlic fir.si I nrcidf in i., hkely to reprixiurc the I condition a second time witli great- ' case, ar.tl ihe third and lotirth lisucs u-tli sun greaur facility. Not inf;ei,-,ier.tly I he players arc rcni|:lclely mcapucit^tal "by '(Ins injin;. If the kn.-c i- put at n-st until :l rcci.v.:rs and it [lie slrcnu ous hie i.^ .ivuidetl tl:ercallcr. the man is likely to have a point wink- able joint for the r,-:,; of his lite. I If. hoiu-vci. !:.• tends to porsM i., atlilctic.s cf even a Minlitiy sivrnu- ou.v i-ha;artr;-. it VM!! Ui-comc necrs- savy for him In IK- updated on in ' order 10 li.iv? the piece o! b:okrn ! cartilnse removed before he \\ill be > iiliic (o iv.iln-e his ambition. One o: tlie saddesi spocturies as- ; sccialrd v.th nitcrcoliegiiite fo.it- ' bails the Attempt lo -,vm the si.inu-' at any cc:.t As .1 H^ul; of this Hicrt. me:-. ,n-e roiv.i-tiines played who are not in picpc; 1 conduoin.!. and nol niljciueiHly a man whoisi" , Day after day, as you turn the pages of this paper, you see the advertising of things you need. Food, clothing, home equipment. . . all the necessities and luxuries that go to make up the fullness of modern living. Has it ever occurred to you to wonder just how far you could trust these advertisements as reliable guides to the selection of worthy products? We can answer your question in one broad statement, Any product or service that you see consistently advertised in the pages of this publication is worthy in quality, honestly priced and truthfully presented. Why? For the very simple reason that to the maker and the seller of an unworthy product, advertising- presents the quickest and surest road to failure. To the misrepresented product, advertising brings a sudden and fatal storm of public disapproval. To the rishonest maker, advertising brings a costant public reminder of his dishonesty. Truth in advertising has come to stay ... its use "is no longer dependent on the integrity of the advertiser, but on his business ability. Nothing else pays. y And , in addition, the publishers of yopr paper make every effort to disbar from these columns any advertising that might prove objectionable or unprofitable in any way to its readers. Read the advertisements here. They offer you a dependable short cut to the kind of merchandise you would select if you spent your day in shopping for it.