The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 22, 1930
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TOUB JHiYTHEVIIJLE; '(AUK.) COURIER V NEWB THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS . C, R. BABCOCK, Editor ... B. W. HAIHES, Ativertlsiwj Manager Sole NitJomU Advertising Representatives: The Thotnu f. Cltrk Co. Inc., New York, Phll»dtlptiia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, San Frinclsco, CUlcafO, St. Louis. m~. ^ ^ — — •- , : , : Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered M "ncond class matter at the post ofliee : at .BlytheyiUp, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATKS By carrier In the city of Blythcvllle, 15c per we*k or $6.50 per year In advance. By.mall within a r»dms of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, B5c for throe months; by mall in postal zones two to six, inclusive, 16.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Cotlon Firms vs. Co-ops Memphis cotton firms received ediloi 1 - ial praise from the Commercial Appeal Sunday for ofi'crine cotton growers ;i plan of handling cotton for sale on call which the Memphis newspaper describes as a belter proiwsiUoii than liny available through the farmers' co-operative organizations. In brief, if the Commercial Appeal is correct, the Memphis coiicsrns will advance to growers a full 100 per cent of the present value of their cotton, give the grower the benefit of any improvement in the market between now and next spring, and make no charge whatever for storage, insurance or selling. Really, it is almost too good to be true. These cotton firms, in effect, offer not only to finance the farmer in holding his cotton for a hoped for advance in price, but to make no charge for this service and no charge for liniul- . ling the cotton and selling it. Unless there is a nigger in the- woodpile somewhere tli«se firms are offering to work for something less than nothing. Granting that it is all as' pretty as it' sounds, the idea of it, of course, it to take a loss in the hope of breaking the co-operatives by giving- them a kind of cuinp;tition they can't meet. We can't, think of a better reason why cotton growers should maintain their co-operatives as a vigorous and effective factor in the market. It is worth noting that this year, the first year that the cooperatives" have : been in a position'to : really uVsometning, is also the first year of. such unprecedented liberality on the part of private cotton linns. Apparently if the co-operatives can't save the farmer.they can at least make their private competitors do something. Bond Issue Roads The state highway commission in recent weeks has been spending a lot of money to put the black top surface on . the Red Line road west of Osccola in shape for traffic. Chuck holes had been developing and the outer edge of the surface had been.cracking up and breaking away, and it was necessary to do a good deal of patching, not all of which has been completed. .The patched up road seems to be as good as new, which is what those who use it ure primarily interested in. Hut the question arise.-!, in view of the short period of service which the road lias had, how long it will be before other patching jobs Income necessary. The ta.xpaying public is interested in good roads. It wants just as many milcs'of them us can be bought for the money available. More miles of black toj) such as the Ked Line road can ba bought for a certain amount of money than of concrete. Hut a concrete road, except under exceptional conditions of traffic, will last indefinitely with u minimum of maintenance expense. A black top road will not, and it does not take long i'or the capitalixed vahie of ex']K'ii- sive maintenance operations to cat up the difference in original cost between the black top and concrete. When slate highways in Arkansas arc given a hard surface the money comes from )>oni; issue?, that mature a IOIIK way in the future. Such roads should be of a character to last at least as long us it will take lo pay the bonds. THE WINDMILL IIKK-dQSII! A bee Is Miinll nncl very lljjhl, But It seems he'll weigh a ton; When he sits down exactly right On [lie lender skin of one. • * • I took a right smart ol a, drive out Into the country this morning and when I iirrlved tack within about a half mile of home my car siid- ilcnly stopped and would not budge another Inch. I got out to see what WHS the trouble. It v.tos plain enough. All four wheels were tired and plumb out, of wind mid the minor was suffering from too much gas. • « • As the saying Is, there's other ways to kill a do« without choking him to death on butler. Well, I'll say there isn't a much better way him to death If peanut butter Is lo choke used. CUBA M. HIODON. Chicago Is now investigating the tombstone racket, reputed lo be controlled by Al Canone. "Tills, undoubtedly, Is iinullier manifestation of (he bier business. A more appropriate name .for those black sJiirt palrlols In Berlin, to some people's way of thinking, would be Farce-ists. Henry Foul Is to establish his-first factory ill France. But (his Is not exactly Mr. Hearst's Itlcu of giving that country Hie works. The Town man who bequeathed a library with the stipulation that females be barred, probably acted on the assumption tlmt every woman knows her book, anyway. In, Augusta, Kan., we read, folks are attending a clinic for the removal of warts. Do you suppose the lociil Warts and Ward Society Is back of this? Tliu dairy industry, a i;tivenmii'nt statistician says, is fur Dealer than steel. So it seems that the only similarity existing now between milk and steel Is that; both are used lor build- iiig-up processes SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "I .was kimlii run down, so the doctor advised me to join is ulhlHii' chili " • • • this athletic club.' WASHINGTON LETTER Secretary of Labor James J. Davis said in a polillcal speech the other day, "Men cannot thrive In America without pie." It would have been just us correct had lie said rye Instead ol pic. OUT OUR WAY By Williams i GEV Fuu_ENOUGH -To c?urT. Aha AM' PAcvfe \'\ DOW HI AGAlM f UVX AGA1M V Oof To By HOI>NI-:v UUTCHEU i <NEA Service Writer I WASHINOTON.-Now the gov- I cnmicnl Is going lo raise pearls and will be making life miserable I for many oyslcrs which never did anyone any Imrm-and never will. Pearls are being planted In Pearl Harbor , under supervision of the Bureau of Fisheries, following discovery in the Hawaiian Islands of the only colony of pearl oysters known to exist in American waters. The discovery was made In the lagoon of Pearl ami Hermes Reef about 1200 miles northwest of Honolulu and the Idea of transplanting a few thousand bushels of pearl oysters 'to P,carl Harbor and raising them under tender care arose from the fact that It would be easier iit the latter spot lo tend and study them. Many oysters produce pearls voluntarily, but there Is 011!; cne way to compel an oyster lo produce a pearl, cruel as It sounds. The method Is to stick something Into the animal's flesh which will so irritate It tlmt It throws out the pearl substance until the foreign object is completely surrounded and becomes the center of Ihe. pearl. When a grain of sand gets into a pearl oyster it becomes the nucleus of a flat pearl because it is against the Hat side of the shell and Jlnt pears aren't worth much, lint there is a microscopic shell fish which imbeds itself in thr oyster sometimes and becomes thr foundation stone for a 'nice round pearl. And so Uncle Ham will br sennking those little shell fish Into oysters out at Pearl Harbor just to see how prolific tiles? American pearl oysters can bo made. Surveys 1'earl Beds Dr. P. S. Galtsoff, pearl oyslcr expert of the bureau, hns just finished n summer of survey and investigation in the Hawaiians. returning lo Honolulu with s\x?cl- incns lor development. The navy lent tile mine-sweeper Whlppoor will lor Ihe purpose. The Bureau of Fisheries had been called in by the governor of Hawaii, who felt lhat if there were ' | any pearl beds in the territory they ought to be conserved nithcr than left to the destructive tendencies of ton weaving. It Is said that It requires 19 per cent, more energy to perform a duty In noisy surroundings (ban to pt-rfoim the same duty In a qulei environment. In a recent consideration of the subject, Ihe r.rilish Medical Journal asserts lhat the aboliilon of noisy motor horns, destruction of worn-out machines, the unvarylnE use of pneumatic tires, and the substitution of electric welding foi riveting would abolish 15 per cent of street noises. In seme communities legislation has already been introduced to take care of these controlablc situations. In some communities it Is customary to post near hospitals and public buildings signs indicating lhat zones of silence have been established. Just how efficacious such a zone of silence may be in controlling noise near hospitals has never been carefully sli:died. The condition is certainly one which merits intensive investigation In order that suitable measures may be taken before conditions have proceeded so far that any aliempt at improvement will be difficult, if not hopeless. ric t\\\ CAi* THfcP private concerns which were wading Into them. So the survey was begun to determine" the extent of the beds, what measures' should be taken to perpetuate them and how to increase production by artificial means. Pearl oyster beds formerly existed in Pearl Harbor, so it seemed a feasible plan to transplant and cuttvatc the oysters- there. The pearl oyster isn't the kind of oyster yon get. on the half-shell by the dozen or hall-dozen, it resembles a couple of dinner plates fastened together and facing each other. It is eight or ten inches in diameter and weighs anywhere from two to seven pounds. It also contains the valuabfe tnotlier of pearl which has a wide commercial market. Dew Drop Tlieury Blasted Once upon n lime scientists .knew nothing about how i>eails were created, but they had plenty ideas. For many centuries the mnst learned men of Europe accepted the ancient theory that pearls were formed from drops ol dew or rain. Tn the sixteenth century, however, explorers and students began to ask how Hit dew got Into the oyster and refused lo believe the previous' theory lhat at certain times the oyslcrs rose lo the surface and opened their maws cs]«ciully lo receive it. Then for n couple of centuries it was commonly believed thai pearls were formed from ihe oyster's egys. It was explained dial when the oyster laid eggs ono or two were likely to slick within the shell and become jjearls. But finally it became suspected that pearls were made of about the same substance as the inside of the oyster's shell. First a French physicist proved tills by examination and by 171J1 the Swedish naturalist. Linnaeus, was artificially producing pearls, though not good ones. The fact Hint the really fin: pearls were caused by the aforementioned intruding parasite w;is not proved until the tlqhtccn-nt- lies. Tills microscopic auimul was found lo be a trcmalcdc and was given the name ol Distomum rtu- plicatum. HANGING OF HALF, On September 22, 1770, Nathan Hale, American patriot, was hanged as a spy in New York city by the Urllish. He had volunteered to enter the British camp to find their plans after the American army had sui- fer;d defeat at Long Island. Disguised as a traveling schoolmaster seeking employment, Hale, then only 21 years old. visited the enemy camps in Brooklyn and New York and eaincd much information which might Imve been valuable to Washington. In a few days he returned to the point on the Long Island shore where he had landed. He had given orders to have a boat meet him there on the morning of September 21 to take him back. The night before he spent the night at a tavern where he was recocnized by ta man who revealed his Identity to the British. A boat came the next morning to meet Hale—but It was a British boat. He was searched and notes and plans of the camps were found in tils shoes. Taken before General Howe, young Hale was sentence;! to be hanged the next mornin?. His Inst words were. "1 only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." RAINCOAT SAFETY SYRACUSE, N. Y, (UP)—Bright colored raincoats for children are' urged by Austin P. Saunders, manager of the safety division of the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, as a preventive of accidents in tainy weather. Children with white, red or yellow- raincoats arc more easily discerned by motorists than those with dark ones, Saunders said. MONDAYjyjgTEMBER 22, 1030 ARE 6o«N WITH THE/«. QUIUS ON. ^TKE DEAD SEA CONTAINS NO FISH, THE WATER. Cole Family "Organizes" On Modernistic Scale CLEVELAND. (UP) -The Cole family Ims created the modernistic Wea of "family life." The Coles have incorporated as the Cole Family club, Inc. They are planning for this \rinter u series of social and competitive events which will include an autumn dunce in some downtown hotel, debates, basketball games and perhaps an amateur stage production. There are nine Coles: The parents. Sol Cole. 3D, anil Sarah Cole, 53; the children, Bessie Lee, 13; Louis M., 23; Myron U, 28; Davirt. 26; Harry, 22; Morris H., 20, and Joseph,' 16. Denver Motorist Must Pay for Traffic Slips DENVER, Col. (UP)—Mo'.orisls who run afoul of Iralflc regulations in Denver no longer will be able lo "fix" things at police headquarters. Manager of Safety Bratton has ordered that all trafnc "tags" be numbered—hitherto they have not been—and that no more be "lost" or "misplaced." 'CLASSIFIED Tired? Maybe INoisc Tears Down Your Nervous System BY I)It. MOKKIS FlSIIllKIS Kilitur. Journal of thr Ami-rican Mrdiral AssarUfhiu, nml of [ly- jrfcl, tllo Health;.uiiu- who have lived for a brief PCI tod in the primeval forc-sts or in any other place of comparative quietude find their cars terribly availed wilh Hie -thunder of the noi-e of the city when they return. The molor (raffle, the sirens of ; the police and fire trucks, the pneumatic hammer, the rattle of the elevated train, the mere footsteps : of hundreds of thousands of people make noise the usual raiher • ih.iii ihe unusual sensation. ! It is quite true that persons who i have lived for a long time adjacent : to railroad . tracks or street car i Inu-s become accustomed to the j rcaular passing of vehicles and ap- p.irenlly notice them not at all. It lias been recognized for ^me i::iie. however, that regard lor, of ' whether or not we notice sounds. . the sensation impinges on llic ' nervous system and must in lime 1 l:.ivc an cITcct. In noisy surroundings it is ncrcs ' f.iry to concentrate more deeply In order to hear what is going on. Young children and infants arc re- ixatedly disturbed. It has bsc-n £l-,cwn again and again that the i tudSen slamming ot a door or fir- ing of a pistol may throw a child of extremely nervous tendency into convulsion. British authorities assert that children who sleep in the inld&l of uproar will awaken lisllcss an:l tired, and tliat if it continues pc-r- slslcnlly .the growth of the child will sullcr. A great deal of modern improvement In railway construction is planned to lessen vibration and noise. These conditions be controlled, whereas it Is not possible to control always the harking of a dog. the crying of an Infant the practicing of an nmbllldus cornet or piano player, or ten radios let loose at one lime in len apart incuts. Experiments have been conducted in an attempt to determine the rcsr.Ks of constant Impinging ol sound on the auditory "nerve. The Investigators assert that. nois; raises the blood pressure and tha' a degree of noise insufficient to awaken a sleeping person will nevertheless cause one's 'muscles to contract and remain leuse for a^ long as 30 minules before tliey relax. In various occupations it har been shown lhat hardness of hearing, drrzlr.ess and heidache may develop in those who earn their livelihood by boiler making or cot- Play a new role You can't be yourself many years ah a stretch, without being somebody new! All at once, you will be using different cosmetics, eating different foods, setting your table differently, rearranging your surroundings, readjusting your whole scheme of life. Advertisements lead you to do this—even when you are least aware. They announce the new discoveries. Others try them. You try them. Of a sudden, you've changed! The old is at once too out-of-date. It is to® slow in this age of speed. Too ineffective in this age of perfection. Somewhere, in advertisements you have not read yet, are things other people are reading about that will make a change in you. Read the advertisements here today. You will discover some of the things you will want to use habitually. You might even get ahead and start using some today. Advertisements culif/hlcn you about the new ... and enlighten yimrlife with their news

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