The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 27, 1930
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not BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS -'OOMMl IOtW8:CX5, PUBLIBHER8 -\ C..H. BABCQCK, mtw .IT; HAIHSB, Mnrt^ajE Hanger BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS •a*' lUtloul Adrtrtl&lnc RepwsenUtWw: It* njaau* F. Clark Co. Inc., Mew York, FfeUtoefetta, AlUnU, D»lUs, San Antonio, Sao FraodKO, CfeJca*o, St. Louis. PublUhed' Mmj Ailernoon Except Sunday. cl»*» »»tt*r at the post at JWytheville, Arkuuu, under act of ocmftttt October ». 19171 Semd hy tbt United.Prea SUBSCKIFTION BATES By carrier lii the city of Blythevllle, I5e per week or-WJ? pit year in advance. By maB fithin a radius of 50 miles, 13,00 per year, flM for six months, 85c (or three months; by mall in portal BOOM two to «i», inclusive, KM per yew, in woe* seven and eight, tlO.00 per year, payable in advance. The Nation's Best Wishes It goes without saying thai the whole country joins with President find Mrs. Hoover in wishing a speedy return to robust health for their son, Herbert Hoover, Jr. Being the son of the president of the United States is something of a handicap for any young man. Like tho popular] John Coolidge, young Hoover seems to have met the test with more than the ordinary amount of Icvcl-hcadedncss. -He has shown himself to b<J both a capable and a likable chap, and a quick victory over the ill health that has besieged him is the wish of his fellow citizens. There Is Hope , Fortunately for the great game of golf, man is mortal and Bobby Jones, golfing machine .that he may appear, is but a man. With the four major championships of the world attained this year as a crown to a career unprecedented in any form of sport, he may retire, as lias been rumored, to devote his full attention to the practice of law, saving occasional afternoons for friendly fore- somes. Or he may continue in tournament play until the hand of time makes his decision for him. In either event the result will he the same. Bobby may never have an equal, 'but he -will have successors, and that fact, so far as we can see, is about the only ray. of hope now existing for --. ambitious, young players. The Back Seat Driver The :back-seat driver has come into his own at last. The Georgia court of appeals has thrown out a woman's appeal for damages auto accident because she, riding in the family unto which her husband was driving, did not warn her husband of the approach of another car. Thus, evidently, back-scat driving is not only, a right but,a duty. Not only the driver must keep his eyes on t>" road, but his passengers must do ln u same. The whole party has to be vigilant. All of this may be excellent law, but r OUT OUR WAY it strikes us as poor common sense. Any comiwtent driver can watch the hazards of traffic without help. Advice from the back, seal, despite tho learned court, is more apt lo eoiriuso than help him. Here It Is If anybody looked in vain yesterday for the KortSmilh Southwest American editorial discussed in this column, we can only explain lliat it escaped?* but- was recaptured and is here presented: * * # Robbing The Schools In Hit Inst two years, Arkansas has made a remarkable record in the collection of cigar and cigarette lax, which all (joes lo pay for common schools. But It would make a much better record If (here weren't so many people In the stale, dealers and consumers, who think It Is a bit smart (o cheat the state out of Its clgaretlc tnx. When David A. Gates became commissioner of revenues ol Arkansas, hs began- to tighten up on cigarette tax collections. He has practically doubled the average yield of the cigar and clgnrcllc lax in the last two years, producing as much revenue In the last two years as the lax produced in the previous four, without a change in the rale, Much of the bootlegging cf cigarettes has been stopped. But not all of It. • It Is unusual now lo find cigarettes on display In the showcase without the stamps attached. ReprMentatlvcs of the collector's office have checked up en that enough Uiat the law Is fairly well observed In that respect. ,But recently there have been reports that some dealers arc sticking the stamps on lightly, so that they can -pull them off and let favored customers have them without paying the tax, saving the stamp to nut on another package for display purposes. When one analyzes the thing, there Is no difference In principle between buying cigarettes without the tax and taking a nickle out of the stale treasury. Few people pick up a nickle on (he counter which belongs lo the school funds of the state. Dut a considerable number think, for some strange reason, that It's all right to get, by without paying the tax. The payment of the cigarette tax hurts no one. But evading It when the law requires its payment does fomothing serious to the moral make-up ot a man. —Fort Smith Southwest American. SIDE OUNCES -ff rBy (forge Clark "Thieves Steel Sheet Music"—Headline, the double-quick time probably. In As lowly as his Job IE, the rond laborer takes pride in the fact he-is paving the way for fu- turo generations. Ko:tball player's at nn eastern college are charged with having the lowest marks of anyone In Hie school. Small worry to them They'll kick and pass. A Chicago judge has ruled that adding water to gocd whiskey docs not damage II. Tlie decision, without question, rellects on his poor taste. ;lruck by flying tools and T7 men tad both lenses shattered or pierced iy flying tools or heavy objects. No one can estimate the value of mman eyesight, but the courts have set an award of about $1800 or the loss of one eye or $3500 for he loss of both eyes. On this basis, S83 plants saved almost $20,000,000 y saving their employes from lindness. doggie lenses made of on-shat'.erable glass are on: of Ihe lost valuable devices Ihus eloped for the prevention of In- ury to the ey«s and for the prc- entlon of loss of sight- So Important. Is this hazard that <veral great industries demand egulor examination of the eye- ight of all employes, and refuse to use in any type of close or dangcr- us work any 'employe whose eyes are defective. "Drop around any time, Chuck. If I'm not in, just sit down and make yourself at home." WASHINGTON LETTER number or interesting The Cleveland man who drank 11 tumblcrsful of water and then Invited all comers to compete for the water-drinking championship, must lie credited with some discretion. He might have issued his challenge during the drought. Who can tell but what those Boy Scouts competing in a baking contest In England arc planning to become husbands some rtay? The Scout motto, you recall, is "Be Prepared," Publishers cf Mussolini's autobiography are reporlcd to have lost money on Hie book. The reading public, perhaps, I; of the opinion Chat the Dsice should be seen and not heard. - By Williams A SHAMc. A FEu-tR uKe HIM WHO'S HAD SOFT OOBS AV-L HIS UFE FIMAVX T DOV-JM T 1 COMMOM Do VOLT C-tEr-TriAT , IF HE WAS 1MTEU_IG£MT iT V^lCOLOMr HAVt. T"00»< HIM AU-THese SEARS T'GET VMVA&R& HE. SEA-CMC-^. IF VOU HAMOx AROUKlO A GOLF COURSE ^ ^00 RE A GEMTi^MAHl— HAMCr A PbOL ROOM VCO'RE A BUM HE^ BttM H^MGisi ARCONO CTOLF VJHEKl Pccv's BY RODNEY BUTCHER NBA Service Writer WASHINGTON — .The Geovge Washington Bicentennial Commission, which is vigorously applying itself to the task of working the country up to a white heat 61 patriotic emotion by 1932—the 200th nnnivcrsary of George's birth—lias undertaken an Informal compilation of still existent stores) companies or firms which were doing business back in Washington's time. Apparently there are hundreds ot Item. Banks, insurance compnn- tes, newspapers and drug stores are most numerous among those which the commission has heard about since It sent out a call for Information on such Institutions. Already there arc a coupte of firms which claim to have, been established back in the slsteen- elghtles or nineties- Philadelphia and Boston, thus far, have offered the largest exhibits. Congressman Sol Bloom of New York, an associate director 'of the commission, suggests that there be some kind of a nieeling or organ izallon of old establishments dating back lo the eighteenth century and that tholr records be preserved and examined for their historical value. Someone will doubtless propose appropriate tablets for such emporiums as can prove that George Washington h'inuclf used to uc one of the customers. The commission Is especially anxious to learn of places where the Father of His Country bought his razor blades, radio tubes, cracked Ice, bromo- sellzcrs, kodak rolls, ginger ale and other day-to-day necessities. Store Opened in 1792 One such plnce is to be found over across the Potomac In Alexandria, Va., where tha Alexandria Gazette, born in Washington's time, still flourishes. One refers to LeadbeUer's drug store, whose ancient records show that Washington and members of his family often sent slaves or came themselves to buy castor oil and other remedias. The Washing! tons apparently never sandwiches and drank Jilt GAV TrtC ate! ham chocolate malted milks over the counter, however. Loadbettcr's didn't serve them and they ate at home, anyway. Lradbetter's was opened in 1792 by Edward Slab'^r, who borrowed SCO pounds for the purpose, and is still in possession of his' descendants and tlioie of John Leacltetler who married one of his daughters in 1835. Stabler was an accomplished pill-rolljr and liquid concoctions. an mixer Having ihaln store competition, he made >lenty of money at his corner on Cing and Fairfax streets. Included In tl» files of the old drug store Is a note, from Martha Washington, dated from Mount Vernon In 1802, as follows: "Mrs. Washington desires Mr. Stapler to send by bearer a quart bottl? of his best castor oil and the bill for It." Washington Got Credit Apparently Lcadbcttor's considered the Washington family's cred- t to be good. George Washington Parkc Custis, one of Martha's grandchildren who had been adopted by George, explained as follows In a note doted 1818: "My Dear Sir: Not being able to command cash at this time from th heavy expense of my building I enclose my note agreeable ti promise. I am duly sensible of .th. politeness and liberality I have al ways received from you and I have lo express my acknowlcdgetnenl also for ! ir,e very excellent article allways received from your bous and with perfect esteem for you personal character. I am, Your humble servant, George W. P. Cus- tls." And Judge Bushrod Washington who inherited the Mount Vernon estate after the dcatth of his U^ cle George and Aunt Martha, wrote n 1820: "Respected Friend: Above Is a check for 17.9, amount of your account, which ought much sooner to liave been attended to. In future I will thank you to send it to me at least once a year. Respectfully.—" Seven generations of the Washington and Lee families, which became related by marrlnge, traded at Leadbettcr's. Augustin and Lawrence Washington learned Ihe drug business Iherc and later established themselves In West Virginia. ' Lcc Traded There General Robert, E. L?e himself used lo hang around this corner rirug store. One day in 1859 he was sitting there when an orderly came with a message from General Winfleld Scott ordering him to take! command of federal troops at Harper's Ferry and capture John Brown. Other famous men gathered ttere in the first half, of the last century' lo wet their whistles. Federal troops dashing back to Washington from the battle of Bull Ru slopped Ihere lo revive themselves Learlbcttcr's hasn't any orders In George Washington's handwriting but its proudest boast Is that i supplied lr,2 first president with his medicine during the last years 01 his life. SAMUEL ADAMS; BIRTH On Sept. 27, 1772. Samuel Adams, one of the leading men In the promotion of the American Revolu- ion, was born In Boston, Mass., of n aristocratic family. Like John Adams, the second • president, he was descended from Henry Adams, a Puritan emigrant. After graduating from Harvard College in 1740 he entered a law office. But this work proved dls- asteful to him and he shortly went o work as a clerk In a counting louse. In this occupation he failed ust as he did later on when he went Into the brewery business with his father. • He made his formal enlry into wlitics at the age of 41, when he was elected tax collector of Boston. Two years later he was elected clerk of the House, where, as a member of many committees, he wrote many of the most important :tate documents of the pre-revolu lonary period. Through his serv- ,ces here and by bis writings in he press, Adams came to be rec ognized as a leader not only In Massachusetls bill in the other colonies. When in June, 1T74, the Massachusetts legislature bade defiance to the British and issued a call for the Continental Congress, it was Adams who directed the movement- He will best be remembered as a patriot and advocate of popular rights. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER £7 00 FEAK. RATS ARE ?dVN MAW CAPTIVE KILLEp THESE ©MAWINS THElK FEET. AWE 6uTT£/?Fi./£b SACHET POWDER" ON THEIR WINGS TO ATTRACT THfi OPPOSITE SEX. O.I930 Br NEA SEBVICf, HK, Belgian Botanical Group Gives Begonias to Paris PARIS. (UP)—The Belgian Botanical Association recently presented the city of Paris with 200,000 feet of begonias destined to decorate the Tuileries, the garde: of the Palais-Bourbon and Bagatelle. Representatives of that organization met in the Place de Ca rousal and formally handed ove a token of the gift, whereafte French and Belgian dignatarie and flower lovers banqueted. Higher Food Ration for Workers Starts Oct. 1st MOSCOW. (UP)—Higher food rations for the working population in the new business year beginning October 1 have been promised by the central organs of the co-operative distributing bodies here. The Increases wil be made in the first place in Ihe industrial regions, where the factory proletariat is concenlraled. The general rise In the amount of rational food indicated by the plans just made public will average 20 per cent. Meat, dairy products, sugar and cereals are among the products scheduled to be distributed in larger, amounts. Pluto, the newly-discovered planet, will be closest to the earth in 1988. At that time it will be within. 2,800,000 miles of our planet. CLASSIFIED" ^B^ _^^efiff^^5JP^*w SEEKS VICTIM BOSTON. [UP)—A man from California, v;hose name was withheld, recently asked Boston police to locate one George Masters, peddler. The Californian said he stole S200 from Masters in Boston 33 years ago, that' liis! conscience troubled him. and that lie 'wanted to make restitution. BSE* INewJypc of Gdggles Saves of Industrial Worker: Eyes BY RODNEY BUTCHER Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, nnrl of Hy- *ch, the' Health Marine The development in modern Industry of Intricate machinery for ; filling or itberwUe molding pieces | of metal into proper shaiws. tor the destruction of stone, for the mak- ling of compositions of dust, nsbcs- itos. cement and similar materials jhave Introduced tremendous haz- 'arcis to the eye. j In an, cfort to determine to what ; extent such hazards exist, the Na- tiirinl Society tor the Prevention of Blindness sent a questionnaire ;to hundreds ot plants, inquiring as :to the number of employes whos: goggles were shattered or pierced .by flying metal, splintered with i molten mstal, or pierced by flying jtols or objects The questionnaire was sent to 1800 industrial concerns, represent ing metal, chemical, quarrying, an tomollve, steel, railroad, c^nien and mining industries. Obviously If the men had not worn goggles, their eyes would surely have been damaged by Ilia flying objects. During 1027, in 683 plants, 1350 men and women had otic lens In their goggles shattered or pierced by flyin? mclal. Two hundred elghty-thrco men had the even more terrifying experience of being struck by a large piece of metal that caused both lenr.?s of Hie gcg- gles to be shattered or pierced. There were 1003 Instances of one leiifj being splattered with molten rental or chemicals, and 1614 cases In men and women when both lenses were thus affected. Two hundred ninety-one employes were Play a new role You can't be yourself many years at 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 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 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 enlighten you about the new. .. and enlighten your life with their news

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