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January 10, 1931

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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r-AGE FOUR JLYTHfiynj.E. (AniO COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO., i'UDLlBHEK8 ' O. R. BABCOCK, Editor U. W. RAINES, Advertising Mauager Sole National Advertising RcjrcscnlaUvei: The Thomas, F. Olarlc (Jo. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, San Francisco.- Chicago, St, Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post oil Ice si Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Curved by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, Ibc per week or $6.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 60 QiUes, (3.00 per year, $1.50 (or six month:, 65c (or three montlu; ay mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, J8.00 per year, In zones seven »rd eight, J10.00 per year, payable In crfrinte. The $5,000 Limit on Fees The letter from \V. \V. Po))])ci', which appears elsewhere nn tills pagi;, wilh the appended vefcrcnccs to the law and the constitution nf Ai'hnnwis, KCCIII to stale the situation ivspecUnjf excess fees of county offieui's ;is plainly as could lie tlcsii^d. Tlie law on this sulijeci, for reasons unknown, has been a dead letter for a {food many yeyrs, hut it was given statewide publicity by the stale comptroller and by tlie attorney general last year, and officer.-; elected last fall, now serving, went into office with ample notice of the limit which the constitution places upon their compensation. Wo. do not urge suits to recover excess, fees paid officers last year or in previous years. Tlie fact that such officers sought and gained election and served under the impKssion that they were entitled to all of the fees of their offices, and presumably governed their campaign and other expenditures accordingly, would make it unfair, even where it would not be impossible, to collect from them now. But men now in office should understand that they will be expected to settle according to law. They have had ample notice of the requirements, with full opportunity to govern their expenditures accordingly, both before and after election. The constitutional limit affords them reasonable compensation for. their services, and in the difficult . financial nituntion which this.and other counties," in common wilh almost all taxpayers, now face, there is certainly no excuse for failure to rstain for public use every available cent of public monev. What Airplanes Can Do Spectacular aviation .stunts are relatively [common; but ;fcw hnvc l»:-n more spectacular and at the same lime more useful than the recent (light of 10 Italian seaplanes across the South Atlantic. The mere thought of the,se 10 planes soaring over the ocean together is enough to make one's h;art beat a little faster. That take-off, in the dark, must have been a thing to remember forever; and the landing, on OUT OUR WAY the oilier side of the ocean, must liave been even more splendid to sec. But the implications of tlie flight arc more important limn its spectacular Kicle. Here w? liave a solid demonstration of the airplane's reliability. Twelve planes set out to cross tlie sea together; 10 of iliem make Hi: trip, will) engine trouble stopping the other two. II,will 110 a Ions; lime lielurc aviation furnishes a more impressive indication of its potentialities. SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1931 Preparedness An article by I.ouis Stark in a recent issue of the Outlook and Independent provides Miine excellent food for llmiitfhl. \ .Mr. Sliivk mentions llial this n:i(ion believes in "prc|)iireilnc.ss"—when it relates to war; as witness Hie hug: army and navy budgets. But he |>oints out Hint it ha-, never done one single thing to prepare for those major industrial depressions llial settl; on us every so often. In 189;>, l:o fnys, there were long bread lined, soup kitchens, free lodging houses and the liki for the unemployed. One would hnve thought that that would have taught us u lesson. But no; when 1930 came, the same spectacle was seen again. There hiul been no preparation whatever. This is a job that is partly up to the government and partly up to industry. If, after this depression passes, \ve do not get ready to nisei the next one, we slmll convict ourselves of something perilously like imbecility. The Windmill Cuba M. Higdon. A rather belated Chflslmns present came to me today through the mall. It wns a neck tie. Of course I appreciated It very much, but evidently the donor didn't know limes were hard here, because there was two cents postage due on the package which I had to pay. •¥ -T- -f My clothes are rather [altered nnd I don't know whether to wear the cravat or not. In order to ascertain just how It will look on me, 1 am first going to take it and place. II around the neck of. the old scarecrow out in a nearby field. ' * A writer wants to know what lius become of all the dime novels. They're probably run- nini; as serial stories in some of the 25-ctnt monthlies. A Judge suggests that the unemployed be t'lven n. chanco to serve on juries. It's worth a trial, nl least. In this respect, says the office sage, n Nw York judge and park idler arc Ihc same: they're chased off the bench. Yon may talk about your Dawes plan, Young plan and Five-Year plan, but the most popular ot all will continue to be the Installment plan. Silent air pistols were found recently o n . Chicago gangsters. Now we know what reports mean which say imciorworirt activities aril quieter. SIDE QLANCES By George Clark The Editor's Letter Box BE SURE YOU'RE RIGWT- "1 wonder how I'd look in such a bulky costume." i Officers 1-Vc-s and the Uu- ! (To the editoi:) ; In reading y u .j.- editorial In your i I Issue of January 3, la.ll, I ntlic ^ ; H'ferrmv n r.-i nplnl-n of the nt-! | tonicy genera', on the S5,COti limit, • nl fees in stale county and city' of- : ; ficrs. ' j This is not an opinion cf tlie at- ! I torney general, but Is an express ! ! provision of the constitution. I am ' ! sending you herewith a mcmoran- ' : duni of Art XIX. 3cc 23, tosethir : vl'.h reference to several settlors 01 | I Arkansas statues touching the j i fame question. I j H is as plain as words can make j . it that the net profits of all slat- 1 , i c:unty and c-lty offices arc limited I to tr ).000 per annum: • That Hie attorney general nntl . I prosecuting aloriKys are uneU'r oath j to support the constitution: That It is their duty to institute ' | and prosecute all suits where mon- i ! eys have nat been paid over as re- I eiuired by law: That the writ cf mandamus must i be issued at the .'.nil cf any tax! ravor fa'!«rii".-erl party) to com))?! ' the performance of a duty prescribed by l.i., 1 . It is t!-,:refOi-c easy Io imrte:stand ! thai the attorney yi'iiera! o: p?.-s', ccutinj attoi'ney cr any taxpayer by mandamus may enforce Ihe col- , -Irclion of ex-.-"-* foes ntained by, I any officer and no one has any i discretion about it. That is the j law. And a .salary law would be of no benefit, un!cvs it was enforced, and if th? !av. : we have is nnl enforced Is there any r;\,s«n to hope that a new law would be enforced. W. W. Pepper, Huffman, Ark. Following are '.he citations n- fcried to by Mr. Popper: V5AP7AIH KIODS'HWE , MRS filsJaVS 1 KEN SYN 1 - 'owoos FEVWiO'di HOWEVER, THKT HE «JP.S GRfiNTED flCBSH fllJASP fiNO WOE GCTERWOfiOFTllE FCXJKiS SERVICE TO GPiflSh COLONISTS. SEt,Tourro SVPPPES? PIRATES, HE TURNED ONE HIMSELF, AND UTTER tins' WINGED ,,THEV INCREASE IT H&fFflD. IT IS " SECStKE Itettl/pcRqrfORE OF R PEttSC^ 6OOY IS H'.SHERTHRN -tMrOFTHE WfilHTTRELIEF IS FELT 4JHEN fl &SEE2E SfaiVfES n; cnnwiNG mJnv*VfH rriprr FROM THE &ODY, • I't ficers of the state ivho are now or] c £_-„«:,., may hereafter be Indebted to lhc: aan TranClSCO state of Artaisas. and that I will Ljj (e \Veddin? Prank , fitate by reason of any moneys col-1 » _ I Icctcd or received and not ncccunt- I Coiistuiiuon. Art._ XIX.. See., 23., cd fo| . according to law, otc. I : —N.j cifjcc-r of tnis stuto, nor ot i j any couiuy. ciiy cr (own, thail r=- j 1 cclvc, directly or indirectly, for I salary, fees or perquisites more One of Thrse Days the Agricultural and Industrial Stnles Ar: 1 tn Clash Over tlic Qucjliun of Allen It!Hiiiiartioniq?r'*. — Cap jcr Leads Fight fur Amendment By Williams T OOMT FROM DEEP THIMKM CoSSEOMS.S'b, OlCr SHOTS. MOVE \AJ1-\EM UV ItODNEY nilTCHUl NKA Service Writer WASHINGTON — Thcsi' "tack- \anl stale:-" that Scnalcr Joe i (han five thousand dollars net pro- ccngrcssmen tlinn it should have. | nl<i 1)er anllum in par funds, and taking them from oilier states, be- j 5n) ' am ' a11 excess of this amcunt cause i( has so many aliens ' i stm " bo l );i - [1 i!1 '-° IKC stale, coun- "Pcrhaps 25 congressmen are now ! !. y ' city or lmn i allotted to slates with large alien 1 ' populations, whose seats really be-'' long to slates where American ciil-, <llrCClC(l by SAN' FRANCISCO. (UP)— NcV ! ell Hart doesn't think much of tlj Duly of rrnsecullns .Mtmu-v |)ra " ks triends , "I"*' °" MrfeWmv.' Crawford and Moses Digest. E ec ^. -«™ .^ay^LS 8258 All actions favor of and in which the stale is shall b: brought in the name of the stal.? in the circuit court of the county in which the defendant may Onth nf Attnrnev Gmcra , and Attorneys Crawford :-ns are in larger proportion Io the I proseculin" number of imnatui'ittiicd aliens. I ,.,,., .Mo.sc/DuresL 1921. Sec 8073- Grundy of Pcnnj slvnnln uva to j *",?„ a ^, !! 1Kt ."^ Slan " " mv - ',- is : do seemly swear ilfat! I will sup- alk about are going to clash sooner I ?,"' c ?.f n '° 1 ™^ mc . !lc ^ port tl- constitution ,,f the United or later with what Grundy ccusid-i ,."=,," ^ .. h B * cl »'-""^ lc Slates and the constltuion of the :rs states which aren't backward-I', ri "":,,".,. c . ast a L° U :" to , ''^! faithfully discharge the duties of Icide \ilio snail bo president of thei;| 10 O fn cc of (atioi T,iior f .s"c'-i tu lnan 'J' Miss Rllth pilzabeth Par: kf r. On the .ferry _lio2t deck \va a large chicken coop, eqtiippc;' with padlock. The dcor was opei reside or be found and shall K =° ^^f' 0 ^ inSide and lh ' prosecuted by the prcsccutins at-. lock *™W<*- torney for Lie Glate crosociiting < ' r ^ ca ee w »s decorated witl- such. circuit • roughly written si?ns and the hun Sec. 9300-Wheri; the debt is clue dreds aboard 1'ad « 'a"Sh at Hart' by ?, sheriff, clfrk or collector ol expense. When Alunieda was reachj (he revcnii; or any other receiver cf et) he was released. ; public moneys for money collected ! or received, and such officer, col- ' BIG HOIJDAV UL'SiNEsS ; lector or receiver has fafcd to pay ' DANVILLE, Va. (UP)—Sixty- same in the manner and at the four marriage Hcensss were issue: ss y£zz°x tss, s,i,!=fi s kansas. Georgia, i'ndiana. Kansas, K'-ntucky, Louisiana, Mlssirsippi. j Mirsonrl. Nebraska and Oklahomr..' The effect of the Capi>cr amendment, using 1330 census figures, has not yet been computed by states. porlinil extent. Se.m? observers be- Icve It Is more accurate lo say that senators from the west mid south Lisually vote one way while those from east of the Mississippi and north of tho Mason-Dixon line vote the other way. Grundy Aroused Anyway, it is the expressed theory of each group, dilficnlt as it be (o classify them with exactitude, that the other is i.oiUiir.ir.lly getting something in Washi:v;toi: elsewhere at Us OKI-. cxn.T.se. Glumly, for instance, writhes a; the thought that two senators Iro:r. Nebraska. Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Iowa cr seme o'.l:c-r wesiein su:e have just as much voice as a ccuj^e of senators from Pennsylvania (.•;• New York, which are so much more Important- In wealth, lax payments and population. Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas, on the oth:r hand, ac'.mifs thai the west may gel the best break !:i the 1 Senate but says that, because of the present system \Uitcj pei- mils representation cf aliens in Hi 1 . 1 House of Representatives and con- scquen'ly in the electoral college. U !s being cheated in thr.fe boili-?s Capiier Is a publisher ol many publications v.'ilh wide rur.il circulations and has long lievot.-ci himself to agricultural Interest.;. Thus for he is the mov. conspicuous figure in the ranks of those .who would amend :hr constitution so that rc-prtser/r.-.ion in the House would be IflMd on t'.ic number of citizens rather thnn the- number of persons in an> state. He is the i-.utli.v.- of "such nn amendment, now pending be- ii.cc the Senate judiciary committee. "If ever thsre was ;ust cause far a constitution.*] r.mcndaicnt. MC liav; U now." C.ij-.rr. 1 says. "I il-.al nnnaturnlizr'l ci.:zens are entiticil to reprcsentalicn is; th3 Ho isc st th: expense 1-1 American citi.'ci's in other -stp.^- whn nre ll-.CiObv deprived ol t!-.:lr proper ,'hr.ic of It. The large cities, wit'.i n'.i'ii i:cpu:al;on«. ha\o thus far .l-.c'Aii uppositio!! ol ceursc, but i tin- stales -- mostly n.grlciiltuiBl ] .-.tnsef, inch r-s Kansas, which I !c.<:s nv.c— wl:n lose lepresenta- !t;cn throu'-'h rcappcrti'jnmcnt on I lie ba-,ls ot the 1930 UMISUS simply b:cr.use ol those aliens seem in tr.e ;n have e. \eiy t'.~3r case. States liar Alien Volets 1 I KC.'.i't ;h!i;k the ;i:r,cndincnt ff l«.-'S^ A WORLD AVESYOU L-fHAN AI.I.KN"S BIRTH j On Jan. 1C, 1737. Elhan Allen,! litmrtus American soldier, was born I Litchl-ald. Conn. He moved to ! Vermont in 17C9 and took an ac-' tivc part in that state's controversy '. with New Ycrl: over land (jvaiils. J At ll-.D o;::broak uf- the P.evo:t:- ] lion Allen organised an expedition j .iKiiinpt Ticondercsi. On th? mor-i inns of Ma-. 1 10. 177o. he sjirprisert' the British Barrkoii ai,d forced ilsi ". mmandor to surrender "In the' name ol the great Jehovah and the I "os-.tineiital Coii3r\w." ! •Vlcn later wn.^ sent on secret mi'-sicns to Cannda and did pcoc! service m Monh;o:nDiy'?; exi>edi-f lion. Ho was caplurcci near M-,n- • tie; 1 .; nr.d t?nt to England- Home months l-.u-r he was sent back to t-iis cnuntry and. after bein.; heidj lirironrr in Halifax and New'York, i v.ns exc!i.n:scd. ! On his rclutn to Vermont, he' was brev.y.r;! a lieutenant colo:io! by C:in;c;s and became brigadier general in the Vermont militia. Gas Burners to Keep Ice : Of? Railroad Tracks i CHfCAOO. (UP)—The iirricii: ' track approaches lo the i>.iss:>iivr • tnminnl cf ;l:t- Chicago and X.:rtii- \ western Railway will Lv k^-p' fri>- • cl ice and fr.a«- this winter thrM -:i ', tl-e use of pas Imrnrrs. The p.i.s !i'.:r:ir:', arc pl;ce:i i!ii- deriieath sv/itehe- ri«; i oih^r iv^.-l: work that 'must l-e k -:it froo fvr.-,-. '. cbstTKCllcn. \Vh?:i ii;.-'t;.->nii5 c::nr ' the burners arc li^i-.irri. They v/arm • the steel just enciuh to ::icl; the ' snow and ice. Gas hen! to kr,\> swiiclies clrar in \v:nl':i- v,,-,proved prac!:ca!i!e !ir:e las! ter when dnrir.- : i;-.e wo..<' in 10 years -,!ic- Ui-.icn I'AlIrO.ld station tisck ree. •.•.;>• receive :iiuc!i ccii.-Ulcriitton at! -•;::>;.. bit U I? :..-;:i ? to be a| G lRI.S MKm TJIi:irt"n.\:il-;ilM,l. hvf s-,i')U-cl. Tho TCOplP MC, liYAN'NIK. Mas-- (UPi--H<---i-- l:-:ir.:i:!iT to riitch on. M> ; '. N'onnal SriKo! pirli !:k.- l.J--hvi !!.•• v;'lvj;:.-> s.nt... v.-ith ' - m; , c h t |. ry , lf . ft .. <]t n . ni . tx-ns :::r'.: :c;',re:cnt.i-| after .j lc {;,;:,]„;, hrs . a; , i,., ri r ... ; . | lien to citiz::ishii). Xcw Yort:- season until bti- H.-crmter ;ci>- ^'•tite. lev i-.i;;.-,i-.'.c. .-: -::ci(iy ex- 1 C rt ar.:i wc'.I aU-:r t!v mr! o: ;l..i r'.'.;(ics p.l::r.> fie;-.-, i.- inliabitanls i-.oc'soy sca.-er.. li-.t- idcr.i.i'lv. in ;lir i«l:o me io b.- u-pi, ;;i;;cl. Bn 1 . fin;.l iiai-.it> tlu' fieshn-.esi toam d:'i N'cw Yeik jclr. Hire: i-s- lour mm'-' fe.itcd Ih3 seniors 17 to 11. WE KNOW a setd .house thiit [irnviy each sciison's L-rnp nf seeds in their own (rial gin-dens before they cin'er them io (he public. Flowers and vege- tables srown from these, seeshs must measure up to definite stmuhmls, or else the entire crops from which the samples were taken are burned. We know u manufacturer of tlry batteries who tested a new product two years before he sold a single battery to ;l single dealer. We know a manufacturer of an anti-frceze solution for automobile radiators who spent two years testing his product tinder all conditions before he said ;t word in advertising about the merits of his goods. \Vc know a manufacturer of household pharmaceutical products whose self-imposed standards of jmrily and efficacy is even higher than that laid down by lite United States rharinsciipsicifi am! the National Formulary. if we mentioned their names you would recognize them immediately. Voi! probably would say, "1 plant those seeds," "I use that battery," "I n>e that anli-IYee/e," "'My medicine cabinet, contains those products." Hie four instances cited are typical of every reliable manufacturer in America. Millions of dollars are spent annually to develop, to improve, to standardly.?, and (o take the guesswork' out of merchandise. Other millions of dollars arc -pent in advertising to tell you about them. All of which is to say that in putting your trust in advertised merchan- dise you save yoiirsslf Ihc bother, the expense, the tlisipiiointmcnt—yes the danger—of e^wimenling and discovering for yourself which make, of so;ip, breakfast food, radio tubes, lingerie, .sr.wolinc, lea, electrical cilice, stationery—or «hat-not—gives you the nio.-t service for your money. The news columns ol this payer keep jon informed of (he latest inter- nation;!!, national and local happenings. The advertisements keep you informed of the newest, most advantageous, most reliable merchandise that America's nvjs; progressive makers are producing.

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