The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 25, 1930 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 25, 1930
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COURIER NEWS OO, POBUSHX88 C. ». BAJKOCK, Edit* H. W. ^AWBB,' jitmtUBf IUn*(tr TIM Represtntatlm: Ice., New York, .MB* Bui Antonio, 8w frmnefcec, Chio^o, St. Loota. • Exwpt Sunday. EnUnd M tteobd duf matter tt the post .office »t BljrUjprJfle, Arkuui. tinder act of Cootren. Oftafttr f, U17. 8er»«* by UM United Pmu KATES By' etnUr In the city of Blythevllle, 15c per week a «« per year la advance. By-. B*U "ithln a radlw of j>0 miles, *3.00 per year, 11.90 tor six months, 85o lor three months; by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, W-50 per year, In woes seren and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Our Wood Working Industries We have never seen any figures on the proportion of Arkansas industrial workers who are employed in the timber and'wood working industries, but it must'be large. 1 a good deal about our rich natural resources, but the greatest of these h'as passed its peak. Arkansas forests are not gone yet, but they are going, ami'little is being done to insure the permanency of the industries de•pendent .upon th«m or to develop any new-' source of wealth and employment to take their, place. The situation is . •' peculiar to Arkansas. Many anoU' 1 -' 1 state, after a few flush years of prosperity derived from the destruction of timber resources, has come to the end of that string and.faced a difficult psriod of readjustment.; But for Arkansas the read- justmentiis likely to be particularly difficult to/.:'two'reasons. In the first place there are'few states in which the forest industries have occupied a position of relative importance eiiual to 'that _ of such industries here. In the second place, whereas capital accumulated in exploitation'; of.'timber resources has in many instances supplied the foundation for'.-industrial development along other lines, in Arkansas the wealth derived from destruction of our forests has gdneK-and is : continuing to go to non-resident''owners, with little prospect that; much of it will be used here , once the,;.timber is gone. . .-,=';"•.! There -'arc 'two things that need to be done. In', the lirst place wood working industries ^should receive effective cooperation '}from' the state in any program" to, prolong their existence or make them'permanent. Hundreds of thousands of--acres of Arkansas land, marginal or subrmarginal from an agricultural standpoint, are well adapted to the production ; -of' wood. They cannot profitably- be. used for that purpose, however, ! if : taxation is prohibitive, or without effective state co-operation in . fire control. The problem is not as important in northeast'Arkansas as in much of the rest of the state. Despite difficulties, w.e aro.•still convinced that our lands are worthv-raore for agriculture than f or | any other purpose. The time may BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS come, however, when wo will be ready to turn back to forest some of our lands on which drainage and flood control problems are particularly difficult. And as part of Arkansas we are interested in a matter vital to the eral welfare of the state. ^ The Toll Still Rises Although Massnchusclts has been making especial efforts this year to make motor traffic safer, the state has just discovered that the first eight months of 193(\ have broken all records for traffic fuUHtics, 500 people having been killed by antes (luring that period. To make matters worse, Massachusetts is known as one of the strictest statiS in the union in regard to safety measures. It h;is more' than the average number of safeguards. Us drivers' license law is airtight and is carefully administered. But its death toll continues to #o up. Similar conditions, undoubtedly, will be found to prevail all over the union by the time the year ends. Our utter failure to deal with the tremendous problem of the automobile is emphasized in bloody figures. How long will it be before the nation that this is one of the very greatest issues of the day—one that demands measures more radical and restrictive than any that have yet been tried? SIDE GLANCES By George Clarkl 9 * nlflcaiice of sunlight and ultraviolet rays on Increases in weight or height at uiy glveu period. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER as. 1036 THE WINDMILL A SENSIBLE LANDLORD "Your rent Is nix months over-due, But, what else in clanged tarnation, Cnn us landlords expect of you Duriiin this Republican administration?" I thought of Ilial little verso while I was happily trying ta persuade a local merchant to let mo have a sack ot Hour un credit. He seemed to think that I wouldn't be able to raise tlic dough, but I assured him that it wouldn't bo much trouble If It was self-raising flour. • * * Yesterday I fcolcd the whole day away pick- Ing cotton and writing this column, working at different odd Jobs and this, that and the other. Now, I must stop all such foolishness and get busy. I have a whole lot of checkers to play and a mile fishing tu do and they ust won't wait. CUBA M, HIGDON. THJS 8-51 TRAGEDY On sept, 25, 1925, the worst submarine disaster In the history of the United States Navy occurred when the u. S. submarine 6-51 sunk near Block Island, off the Rhode Island coa»t. alter It had olllded with the passenger steam- •r, City of Borne, Thirty-four mem- >ers of the submarine's crew perished; three were rescued. The accident occurred at about 0:30 at night. Captain Dlehl of the City of Home said that the S-nl sank In about 15 seconds, and hat after he had drifted over the ipot where It went down for an hour, In hopes of picking up sur•Ivors, he proceeded to pott. For this action he was severely criticized. It was the popular con- :cntion at the time that he should have stood for a longer period, preferably until daylight. Although rescue ships were rushed to the" scene of the tragedy, efforts to raise the sunken submar- ne failed day after day, until the hope of bringing any of the im- irlsoned men to the surface alive liad teen abandoned. When the submarine was-flnally raised it was found that the crew had drowned and had not died of suffocation. "Let's drop up und;show him oui act. He probably Van't afford ^to nay us what it's worth, but he might take us to WASHINGTON LETTER If you think ttie Scotch ore the closest race, look at what'is going en In the National League. Reports Indicate thut Capone had an Interest in the tombstone racket, In Chicago. And this may explain how he has made his lot. Iceland, it Is revc-aled, has had only three murders in 60 years. But we'll uascr they were cold-blooded ones. A cow In Texas is reported to have climbed a tree and snt there for three days. Probably trying to equal the price of beefsteak. II you don't think things arc booming in Belgium, witness the report that on the birth of tho new baby prince, a salute ol 101 &nms was fired. OUT OUR WAY f By Williams BY RODNEY DUTCHER NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON— Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will have prohibition referenda this year, along with their November elections. North Dakota may have one. Delaware has had an unofficial referendum, conducted by Pierre S. du Pont, a wet. Interest In referenda has born growing because ol Congress and especially tho Senate, who, heretofore, luvc been dry, have been promising to recognize them as. Guidcpoints, because Ihey arc-being used to repeal stats enforcement acts passed by legislatures, because the Illinois referendum has resulted in balling up tlia Illinois senatorial race featuring Ruth Mcormick, and because referenda seem to represent livs best method of ascertaining how people feel about an extremely controversial Issue- In Illinois tire voters will be asked: Shall the 18th amendment be repealed? 2. Shall Congress modify the Volstead Act? 3. Shall the Illinois search mid sei/urc net to repealed? Kcpublicans of Illinois had much to do with promoting this referendum; about 400,000 signatures were gathered for the petition for II. The idea was to save a lot of wet votes which seemed likely to go to the very wet Democrats and :he G. O. P. state convention adopted a plank instructing the senatorial candidate and the two candidates for congrcssman-at-lnrge, if elected, to follow the'result. Drys Ilack Independent Congressional candidates were to follow the result in each of their 25 districts. When Mrs. Mc- ormlck agreed to this idea the Anti-Saloon League turned on her and is backing the Independent, candidacy of Lottie O'Neill. The MassachusetU; referendum Is on the question of rcp:aling the state's "Baby Volstead" Act. winch hibition enforcement act with a few slightly more drastic cmb:l lishmenls. The slate enforcement net 1: said not tu be especially onerous on the citizens of Massachusetts as Iherc is no large enforcement force to enforce it, but repeal o: any. stale enforcement act Is regarded as a slap back at the national enforcement officials who have steadfastly sought to put over the Idea that enforcement is largely the duty of the separate states. Rhode Island will have this ques- ue is patterned after the national pro- GO1NG TOO FAR HAMMOND, Ind. (UP) — Mrs. Maurice Bennet, Independence hill, left her home without unnecessary objections when an intruder pointed a revolver at her but she became angry when the intruder calmly began frying a chicken which Mrs. Bennet intended for her own meal. Deputy Sheriff. Willlam Linn and Deputy John Dunbar, went to the rescue of Mrs. Bennet but found her home barricaded. Entrance was forced and Mrs. Olive Elwood, 50, was arrested. She formerly lived In the house but was forced to leave because of inability to |)ay the rent, it was said. BAD REFERENCES GARY, Ind. (UP) •- Robert C. lion on "Shall tho I8th amendment retained?" Drys are supposed to vote "yes 1 and wels "no," but many on both sides are expected to set mixed up Some voters are bound to get the dca that Ihc iiucslion is whether .he amendment shall be replaced— or to suppose that "retained 1 means the same thing as "repealed." Just an Opinion This vote wil be just an expression of opinion, but Senator Metcalf, who always slands staunchly by the tidministralion, promises to stand by the referendum result if he Is re-elected. There wns a strong movement in North Dakota to promote a. referendum on the repeal of the state enforcement act and a petition to Congress for repeal of the I8th amendment, but some of the petitions weren't properly certified a:icl the question of whether there is to be a referendum is now with the courts. As for the probabie results in the other three slates: Illinois in 1922 returned a majority of 553000 for light wines and beer and in 1026 voted by 284.000 that Congress should let the states decide what beverages were non-intoxicating. In 1024 Massachusetts went by 8000 for its slate enforcement act, but in 1928 she voted to inem- oralizc Congress to submit the question of the 18th amendment's repeal to the stales by a majority of 280,000. Rhode Island never ratified the 18th amendment. Marshall, 33 years, has had experience in police work due to his former service in the U. S. department of justice, but he will not become, a member of the Gary police department, it was decided. Marshall field application for a position on the police and asked Detective John Bolclen to vouch for his character. Bolclcn decided to investigate first and vouch afterwards. In his search of Marshall's "past" he found a charge of embezzlement was standing against him and that federal officers were seeking him. Marshall was turned over to his former employers. RECORD CATCH COiD WATUIP 1? &RINQNGOOT ALL MANNER OF ATTRACTIVE TBOTOW? COSTUME? •ArfUE UFTtfA FITTED DOUBit-8R£AST£D (?OAT OF MONOTOWTUKD WWIfJfr KO WITWCWIAWAN0 . ELY sioer .JACKET on , ^^^^flSORE^CfSllVTRGPAy iiiRriG-wro CARACUL . uwoji? IT is WORN VI ?»»<?>< OF BACK 8BCWX?tOTH. M OtTTFfT AT TUJ TOiT 1SOF VFUOW-GR£EM VEVfTWITW TRlKJMINSS Of- KJGt BWW£. "WE- IE6- OR-1UTTON SI EEVf 9 CUFFS. ANENVElOPf MUFF OF- pMW.'VUPJk.'-!.'- ing a 34 pound inuskcljunge in a minute and a half was a record held here today by Frank Gamclin, South St. Paul. Using only light tackle, he pulled the lisli to within 30 feet of liis, boat and then shot it. The fish measured 51 inches, and was said to be the largest caught in the north fork of the Flambeau river, in several years. SHE'S STILL AHEAD RICHMOND, Ind. (UP) — Rich- PARK PALLS, Wis. (UP)-Land- Mrs mond's first woman dice expert, She Study Shows Children Grow More in Summer and Fall IIY im. MORHIS FIS1IREIX the February to Milnr, Journal of the American AbMK-ialkm, and of Hy- Gria, tin- Health Magazine The average person is likely to take It tor granted that a child grows constantly from birth to ma- lurily at n fairly even rate and to be little concerned with the (actors growth at any given coiK-?rniiv Ihr.c. Actually, children. like plants, prow much more during some suns than during others. Their rate of growth seems Influenced by Hie weath;r, (he sunlight, exercise, diet, "nil many uth L r factors,. For at least a quarter ot a nn- liity it has been known tliai the fhilclrrn tend to grow more during Hie summer than during Hie win- IT. !!:•• fact belli? emphasized by German InvesllBalors who marie a special study of the subject. Thus, one Cicrman investigator who examined 1000 German infants found the incicar.? in weight much f rcalcr durliiB the late summer and autumn than ;n the spring and early siunnwr or in the winter. An American, physician who |5tudlcct several thousand children In li-ston during ihe period of their rcchocl life noted a sensational difference m the weight Increase, th? 'September to January period averaging 3.4 pounds in boj-s, whereas June av- cr.igcd .82 pounds, lie found, in jcneral, n loss of weight in April May and June. An increase In height is found o lake place rapidly from April to June, slowing down in the hot sumuw months and still more in the winter months. The figure"; were recently checked for 650 children, aged 7 to 9, in four Scottish towns. All of tlicie children had an increase in height In the three months from March to Ihe end of June more so than in any other The smallest increase in height wok place In October, November and December, the greatest increase In weight look place In July, August and September, and the second greatest in October. November and December. In the early part of the summer namely, April, -May and June 25 ncr ccnl of the boys actually lost weight, although they increased In Such studies as these emphasize the importance of a study of normal conditions uefore attempting ' to draw any conclusions as to loss of weight or height In relationship to diet and disease. Unless cr.e knows the normal curve of growth and of height, it Is not possible to venture any opinion as to the s!g- Play a new role You can't be yourself many years at a stretch, without being somebody new! Al 1 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 too 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 arc 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 enlighten you about the new... and enlighten your life with their news < su still $220 ahead alter a conflict with two men and tile had been gambling with the men and had won $235 from them when arrested, it was said. Her fine was $15. KILLS CORAL SNAKE DUPANCO. Colo. (UP)—A cor;il snake, one-of the deadliest reptiles known to science, was killed here by E. G. Klahn. Klahn discovered the snake on the floor of a hot, house and did not know how deadly was when he killed it. 11 hi i te

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