The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 29, 1930
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BLYTHEVILLE,' (ARK.) COURIER NEWS' ;- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER. ». BtTTHl¥ILLE COURIER NEWS THl\CXXIKIEa NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS ' '" ;: "'(• : ^ 'a-. i£' B*fc9°C*^. Editor ... • ' f. 8c* H»ti«o»l 'Adwitistog RcpntoitaUve*:' "• • «?•• TboBiM : P. : CUr* Co. Inc., New York, :','RiUa<telphu; AU»oU, Dtllu, San Antoiilo. San -Rtnclscc, ' ' Published Ivary Ai&noon Except qunday. a Bitered" M «cond cla«* matter at the port •bfl!c* at BljthertUe, Arkansas, under act of '' Served United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES " : By carrier In the clly of -BlythcvUle, 15c per 'week or 16.50 per year In advance. : - By mall within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per "year, »J.50 tor six months, 85c for three months; ",by mail In postal tones two to six, Inclusive, • 18.60'per year, In tones seven and eight, 110.00 "per year, payable in advance. S Mr. Hyde's Red Herring ' We 'do-not'see- how Secretary of :!'Agriculture Hyde pnn justify liis re- • lucent .outburst,- aiicnl the sale of some ."'seven-or eight million bushels'of wheat :':'on: the Chicago -Boanl of Trade in bc- • half of the Russian government on any ^•grounds than one of general opposition "-to"all trading in commodity futures. "•. To describe tlie soviet government's ^•transaction as an attempt to bear the ^market seems, in vtoy of all the facts, -'-'•highly ridiculous. Chicago wheat pit -./transactions are. normally in the neigh; : .borhood of : 300,000,000 bushels per "'•week. The seven or eight million Ruji'.' : sian bushels amount, to nothing. Our own government failed $c1 "exert any -'• noticeable influence upon the market ;i~with wheat purchases nearly ten times I 1 ;the volume of. the Russian transactions. •;.' The secretary's charge that, what- 'ever the! actual effect of the Russian 7* sales, the intent must have been to dev press the market, because Russia has .; no '-.wheat to sell in this country, is "equally ridiculous. -How many grain pit • traders do have wheat to sell? Sales -* of ..futures, where they are not out-. right bets on the trend of the market, -'• are hedges to protect purchases against 'possible future declihbs. ." s If the Russian government, for rea- ' sons inexplicable, wants to depress the T'price of American wheat, it. docs not .have to come to the Chicago Board of I Trade to do it. The wheat market is a -world market, and the influence pf. heavy §ales u JIL the Liverpool majfkjSt" •would be the siime here as if the transactions occurred in Chicago. • i'• A; former president of the Chicago -Ikard of -Trade has expressed his indignation, at the secretary's action, •which-he recognizes as.a political red ' iherring ,designed to divert the'atten- tion of the .wheat growers from Mr. Hyde and. the Hoover administration to the Russian government and the board of trade. He also condemned the directors of the board for permitting themselves to be made a party to the secretary's little stunt. The gentleman is right. It is understandable and excusable that neither Secretary. Hyde nor anyone else should be able to do much about the present price of wheat. But he ought to be honest enough, or intelligent enough, to ;)-ecoghize'''f»ctJ3 »hd ; iiot try to 'mislead farmers mid the public us to the.real causes of the situation. It is pleasing! to note that Alexander Lcgge, chairman of the Federal Farm Board, has had no part in this nonsense.' Mr. Legge may not be able to rescue American wheat growers from their present predicament, but he knows that'if the prolilepi iiftp be solved U.must be with the Intelligent co-operation of the growers themselves, • which is not going to be gained by spreading false ideas as to the reasons for their difficulties. SIDE GLANCES By George €l?rk The. County Fair Despite', an: unfavorable, crop season indications. t are tliat Mississippi County's, anmi^jjiiir, to opoii here Wednesday, 'will-i be -bigger ami better than ever before. ' Mississippi -county fairs have a habit of being "bigger and better." As 11 mutter of fact they have grown so rapidly thai something will have to be done about it before long. We will .either have, to provide an adequate fairgrounds or do something to stunt the .growth' of our fairs. . All of this, however, is somewhat beside the point of the present discussion. : The significant, not to say! astonishing ' thing is that,in a year when most fairs in this part of the-countrj^ have either been,:abandoned or have been converted, into almost purely nmlisement enterprises, Mississippi county is nbt.onjy going to have a real agricultural exposition, but the biggest and finest one hi her' history, Exhibits along some lines, of course, will show the effects of jthe drouth, but as in no. other year the displays as a whole .will teach a Jesson of sound farming. -It luices something jn the nature of a dr6Uth to emphasize the short-' .comings of wrong-agricultural methods. There will be more leaaons to be learned from this year's fair than from any that has gone before. "You can imagine the kick I got out of refusing .him a date after the months it took to get him to ask me'." WASHINGTON LETTER A New York /fore 'Is selling women's stockings at $500 a pair. But'they don't guarantee to give the customer a run for her money. •Football'players at the University bl Wash-:' ingt'on arc (a ! '\\^r silk-pants In their games. Now It Is clear'-to us what the coach meant when he said ho'had good material Ihts year. Francisco .Cambo, 'Spaln> richest man, has lost his voice. But there Is no evidence to. sho'i husli money had anything to do with It. BY RODNEY DUTCHER ' ! ! NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. — Ex- Senator William M. Butler, textile magnate, former chairman of the Republican National' Co'mmlUte and the friend 'of Calvin Cooildge, has teen telling the' voters of Massachusetts that lf->he is elected to the Senate-In November he will undertake to get them a law providing a maximum 48-hour week in American Industry. But It need not be supposed that Mr. Butler has suddenly' softened In Ills attitude toward labor or that he is so obsessed with tho desire for political office that he has-'Ior-! two or three Industries'and In nstances where men had- been working H to 18 a day tlwir hours were cut to 12. The long campaign bore fruit gradually;.Even 43 years ago larjor'was seeking shorter hours a$ an unemployment remedy. In 1887 the A.' F. of resolved "As long as there Is one man who seeks employment .and cannat obtain It the hours of labor .re too long." It. was noted, even at' that time", that machines were rapidly throwing men out of .work. Strikes Won Fights 'About 1890 ft New York law limiting the work day of street rail way employes to 10 hours was de- Night tennis is going over strong In Milwaukee. One reascn for Its popularity may be tliat matches alter dark have some bearing on love 'games., ,...;"• We're willing to concede tliat Eddie Cantor Is a great comedian when he comes out with a wisecrack on the $20,000 worth ol Jewelry his wife lost the other day. Tlie Gniness faintly of.England, which made Its fortune In ale and stout, may try to lift the America's cup, which Upton failed to do.' Tlicy can be depended upon, at least, to put up a gcort schooner. OUT OUR WAY By Williams VMEV.V. ,vou MAM>-/ GOOD i HOM£ DE&REt—Dip CQOV.O HPwe. THEM ~ now o\b UE SAM Voo ccoto Voo TA^e AMY MORE THAKI COOV-O HAME~V\E SA\D v^o COOLO VJORDS, D\O USE'l— <5OOO <sO^rA~tF T HOME A CAP PI&TOV. X^fHiMWe I'M A golton his mill profits. The fact Is that Mr.'Butler and other, Massachusetts mill owners are united In their desire for'; ;i k| 'nationals 48-hour law,, whereas Cr'-i gnnlred labor' Is officially opposed.! •Massachusetts textile ' Interests] have been suffering for years frorrJ the competition of southern mills! which work their employes longer; hours than Massachusetts mills can. ' It would be a fine thing, from he Massachusetts standpoint, II the rest of the country were bought up to her standard. And Mr. Butler's Idea doubtless appeals to many Massachusetts workers. Massachusetts Is the only large textile manufacturing .stale whlcli has a 48-hour law for women. The state's male workers benefit because so many women work in cotton nik woolen mills that it is Impracticable to make the men work longer than the women. But southern mills, according to labor leaders, are able to work their men and worrcn 55 to 60 hours, and even more, each week. . ' • Unions OppoM IJiw ! No state has an eight-hour law or a 48-hour law applying to all private employes. The Supreme Court undoubtedly would declare such a law unconstitutional on the same principle ns It has ruled against minimum wage legislation and lows providing for compulsory arbitration. The American Federation of Labor for many years has opposed iegiblallon covering working hours In private industry while urging the eight-hour day through trade union effort. Massachusetts and Oregon have 48-hour week laws for women. Nine states and thi District of Columbia have eight-hour day laws, (lie states being Arizona. California, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nevada. New York, Utah and Washington. North Dakota and Wyoming limit the work of women In Industry lo eight hours and a half a day. ., Butler would not be (he first legislator from Massachusetts lo propose the national 48-hour law. |Two years ago Congressman Dal| linger Introduced a Joint resolution in the House for constitutional amendment giving Congress the power to establish uniform hours and conditions for labor throughout the .United States." Such an amendment would be necessary before Cogrejs could pass a 48-hour law which would be | constitutional. Back FlTe-D«y W«k Leaders of organized labor have been urging the six-hour day nnd the five-day week as measures to reduce unemployment and already n million workers are said to be working the flve-diy week. But the same leaders believe It • would be , dansoroiis to have legislatures am [Congress start regulating hours and wages generally. • Most, of unloi labor already has won.the eight ;hour day.and even a iargs scclloi i of umrganliert labor has it : Agitation for thd eight-hour day iby tno A. P. of I> began in 1881 | In 1884 the federation resolved lha ."cljht hours shVll constitute • legal day's work after May 1. 1886 -and on the latter dale a big slrtk 'was called to put the id.:a over The ttrike.won the eight-hour da clared unconstitutional/ Meanwhile, however, many strikes were ,o win the eight-hour day and. these were .given strong backing by the federation. agency The innumerable electric generating stations Mattered throughout the country are'free employment agencies. They have an unlimited and never-failing supply of the most efficient servants in the world. When hot needed, these electric servants remain inanimate. When called for by the home, the office, the manufacturing plant, the railroad or the street railway, they spring instantly into life, traveling at lightning-like speed along slender copper highways to the' place where- work is to be done. • •. Whether the task be the doing of the family wash or the moving of a great transcontinental train; the cleaning of a rug or the turning of the , ,wa*els |f some gigantic factory; the lighting of the individual home or the lighting of a vast city; no matter how small or how great the task, these servants are ever ready to do it better and cheaper than' any other agency. . With but few exceptions, there is little excuse for the expenditure of muscle-power today. Arkansas-Missouri Power Co/ "At Your Service* For the Best Results Out of Your Cotton "GIN WITH JAKE" All New and Modern Ginning ' '; ' ! : and Cleaning Equipment Located On Highway 61 North

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