The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 1, 1930 · Page 4
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-.--.---.•-•. .-:- QiCWSEft t, 1686 THE BLTTilEVlLLE COURIER NEWS TS» OOOJUW NXW8 CO, £UBLISHHIS * .>V'V ;' 6.VHL; BABCOCR. Editor, ''' Bat* 'XaUooal AdrtrUrirtg KcpresenUUvet: The 1b«B»6 P. Clark Co. Inc., New York. -AUint*. D*ll«, Stn Antonio, San Ofctoto, St. Louli. Published :Kr«7 Aiterhoon Except Sunday. Entered its, stcotid class matter at the poet office »t BlyUievlUe, Arkansas, under act ol Centres October «, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By ctrrler In the city or Blytheville, 15c per week or WJto per year In advance. By mill within * radius ol 60 mtlea, «3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 85c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, J6-W per year, in rones seven nnd eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. The Public Highway The,tremendous development of bus and truck transportation is a matter ot vital interest to the railronds because it cuts into their revenues. They may be expected to seek to curtail it, or at least to prevent its further expansion, with all the. means at their disposal. The; matter is also one of great public importance. The public wants the test and cheapest transportation it can get, irrespective of whether it ,ba by bout, train, automobile or airplane, and therefore, in general, may be said to welcome the competition which bus and truck lines are giving the railroads. The public also, however, uses the highways for private business and for pleasure, and is interested in the comfort and safety of highway travel, and pays ^pr the highways through taxation, and does not care to be taxed to provide road beds for transportation companies. Unless bus linss and motor freight lines are willing to lose, the friendliness of the public they must so conduct their activities as to merit no censure, They . must respsct the rights of other; users of the roads, and abstain from practices that are unnecessarily destructive of the highways over which they travel. They must pay taxes adequate to compensate for the roads which they wear out. One undesirable practice that has become increasingly noticeable recently is the use of heavy trailers. We have seen some so wide that on ordinary highways it is difficult to pass them, and under any circumstances they are a menace to highway safety. When the huge bulk of these vehicles is combined with a, tendency on the part of their drivers to thunder down the middle of the road, either not hearing or disregarding the toots of motorists blockaded behind them, protest is bound to result. BLYTHfcVlLlE, (AftK.) COURIER NEWS Taxes Dispatches from Little Rock say that the state tax commission has authorized John M. Rose of Liltlc Rock, acting as special counsel for the attorney general, to bring suit against the Chicago Mill nnd Lumber Corporation of Rlylhevillc and Helena for. back (axes, alleging under-assossnicnt of timber and mill .property of the corporation. This paticular suit may or may not have merit. But if it is typical of the general run of back tax actions it is to be viewed with suspicion. The present law relative to back taxes makes it impossible for any taxpayer to know when he has discharged in full his honest obligations to the state. He pays the taxes assessed against him and then, years afterward, niay be faced with n charge that the assessments were inadequate. Suit is brought against him, to escape expensive litigation and tlic risk of a heavy judgment he makes a sUUement in compromise, the special attorney pockets his fees, the state treasury In enriched but little, and it is time to hunt up ;i new victim. The whole procedure, in a great many cases, is nothing better than a form of lefpli/cd blackmail by which political friends of the powers that be are permit led to prey upon honest business. Putting an end to it it is one of the prerequisites of this state's industrial progress. Every industrial establishment should be compelled lo pay its fair share in taxes. But except on grounds of acluiil fraud an assessment, once iixctl, and the tax thereon paid, .should bo final. Facing the Facts U Mississippi produces 2,000.000 bales of cotton this year, which nobccly believes we will (lo, the income from Hits source will be $100000,000. ' How docs this Jibe with Hie figures of Ihc United States Department of Agriculture, which show thai the Slate Imports from other states each year food nnd fcedcrops to the value of $108,000.000? Can wo continue lo spend $108,000,000 a year to buy fcod and feed to produce $100,000,000 worth of cotton? Cnmlldly, fuels. wo had just as well face the We must grow this feed mid food nt homo and plant cotton only as a surplus crop. Otherwise, we arc headed for bankruptcy. —West Point (Miss.) Times Leader. Some employers are taking ico seriously the spirit of Fall by sending wages down that way. In Is n little Into In the baseball season to suggest, it, but It would have been more to the point to name that Wilson fellow Whack. Ordinarily, folks would turn up their noses at such n gathering, but In France, we read, the annual Garlic Fair this year was more widely attended than ever. A Wisconsin pastor lias quit the pulpit to accept the Janltorshlp In another church. From the divine to the ridiculous, as It were. An acoustic expert predicts city noises may be turned info music. But It will be a long time before the scoldings of a traffic cop will sound melodious to our ears. There are 50,000 horses in New York, latest statistics roveul. So the slock market there Isn't, as badly off as we thought. They used to say late eating made you stay awake. Now it, seems to be night baseball. Completing a crossword puzzle Is perhaps the only way tome married men can get in the last word. TUESDA SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Here's your key, Miss. If you get lonesome you can come down and talk to me." WASHINGTON LETTER BY KODNEV BUTCHER NBA Service Writer WASHINGTON — Anyone who purports lo collect and chronicle the more Interesting news amanat- ing from the national capital is forced to report that the recent fireworks set oil by Secretary of Agriculture Arthur M. Hyde have exploded in every direction with unexpected results. Hyde, you will recall, Is the boy who lit the fuses to the skyrockets in a series of statements undertaking to fasten blame for low wheat prices on n Russian concern which had sold a few million bushels short. The grain trade, struck square become weaker and more futile and It has been correspondingly more difficult for politicians to get the American people all hot and bothered about It. Thus, even if It should be admitted that the administration has been trying to dangle the old Hsd herring before the tamers, it can be accused of nothing worse than iiolilical ineptitude. The net effect of the present Masco doubtless will be good. American politicians probably are "being taught that the Red scare simply doesn't work any more as a remedy for all political ills. Might Help G. O. P. Lest it be thought that your correspondent enjoys chronicling all The Situation in a " NEWS NOTE! OUT OF 100. TRAFFIC VIOLATORS EXAMINED IN LARGE MlD-WRTERU CITY, NEARWJJD&FOUND TO &E MENTALLY DEFICIENT* aged five feet five Inches in height, whereas girls entering ll'.c other colleges that have been mentioned 25 to 40 years ago varied from five feet one inch to five feet three Indies, or an average of about five feet two inches, in height. The median weights of Smith College girls entered at 1C and graduated at 20 were 130 and 129 [pounds; the median weights at entrance and graduation of 18-year- old students were 121 and 122 pounds; of 19-year-old students, 126 and 123 pounds, and 20-year-old students, 124 and 128. In contrast with these figures, girls ot an earlier period bad medium weights from 100 to 118 pounds. Obviously the hygiene, the diet, the exercise, rest, anrt other factors of modern living are making a better type of girl physically than existed 25 to 40 years ago. ly in the scat of tile pants when | Oils, one hastens to point out°that it wasn't looking, is much sorer at the administration than it was before, although It has agreed to endeavor to prevent foreign governments from selling short on the exchange. And the poor farmers, as invariably seems to be the case, are worse oft than ever— what prices on the Chicago market dropping to the lowest level in 42 years. Administration critics, Joined by the Chicago grain men, profess to believe that the onslaught on the Soviet and Ms few million bushels of grain was a piece of political campaign strategy designed to line up the farmers with the administration In a whooped-up defense of the old homestead against the wicked Russians. That, however, presupposes an almost incredible naivete. Democrats Tried It As a matter ol fact, it would be unfair to suggest that any especial discredit ought to be attached to the Republicans for seeking to stir up animosity against Soviet Russia simply because nearly all Americans have little sympathy for the Communist theory. Trie Democrats started that tort of thing when A. Mitchell Palmer was attorney general. Their el- forts lo make political capital out of the wretched Communists failed, but it did just about suck the lemon dry. Ever since the Communist movement in this country has gradinll> herc are one or two ways by which he administration can strengthen tsclf with popular support as it makes hullabaloo about the Reds. It must be admitted that 1 ' short sales of five or ten million bushels of wheat could hardly ruin the rain market and that the real reasons for wheat price depression irc_weli known. But— II it can be proved incontrovertibly that the Soviet government has deliberately sought to depress American grain prices in order to stir up trouble among American farmers, this government will be able to spank the U. S. S. R. as hard as It knows how, amid the virtually unanimous cheering of all patriotic Americans. Hyde, Mr. AfcKelvie of the Farm Board and one or two others seem to think the U. S. S. R. had just that in mind and if they can prove It the country will be willing to believe almost, anything of Stalin and his gang. The Russians American producers of lumber, pulpwood, matches, manganese and such commodities are threatened by competition from Russian convict labor. It Isn't, they say, convict, labor. But If American interests can prove—as the American Lumber Manufacturers' Association is now trying to prove, for instance—that the Russians are lying, then the Husslans will be discredited and appropriate measures will be taken. BUFFALO BILL'S KIN URBANA, III., (OP)—Miss'F.liza- tvjth Thurston of Cody. Wyo., a grand daughter ol William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody, frontlorsman, enrolled in the University of Illinois here. She will be a student In the college of liberal arts and sciences. Miss Thurston formerly was a studjiu at Colorado Women's College. BIRTH OF LAWRENCE On October 1, 1781, James Lawrence, noted American naval officer, was born In Burlington, N. J. At the age of 12 he entered the United States navy as a midshipman and by the time he was 21 was made a lieutenant. He first attracted attention In the war with Tripoli when lie served second in command to Decatur on the expedition to burn that captured Philadelphia. By brave conduct he rose rapidly. In 1811 he was promoted to be captain and was placed In command of the Hornet. Two years later, after an engagement of 15 minutes, he captured the British brig-of-war Peacock. For this success he received a gold medal from Congress and was placed in command of the Chesapeake, then lying in Boston harbor. Several days after taking command, he attacked the British frigate Shannon, about 30 miles oft Boston. After a bloody battle, Lawrence was mortally wounded, the Chesapeake captured and Lawrence taken to Halifax, where he shortly died. While being carried below during the engagement, he uttered the words "Don't give up the ship," which became a motto in the navy. Brother of Henry Clay Is Buried in Arkansas CAMDEN, Ark., (UP)—In an old -,| and seldom visited part of the Confederate cemetery here is the. Brave of Porter Clay, brother of Henry Clay, great Southern statesman. Clay died here in poverty, estranged from his family. Starting upon a brilliant career, the brother of the great Clay soon withdrew from the legal profession and entered the ministry. A dispute with church authorities over doctrinal, questions led to suspension of Clay from the ministry. . He later became a traveling evangelist and came here late In 1840. After holding a revival he- founded a church and became its first. pastor. Read Courier News Want Ads. '. Another thing: have denied that Girls Are Growing Bigger College Surveys Reveal Ry I)R. MORRIS FISIIREtN ! Editor, Journal of (he American Association, and of Hy- Kcia, the Health Magazine The girl of today is an athletic person who has participated in outdoor games from early childhood, who has not known the restraint of heavy, tight clothing, and who has hart for at least 15 years an adequate diet. The college girl of 25 or -10 years ago represented an entirely different group so fur as concerned her ambitions, the hygiene of her life, and her general character. Recently a study -,vas made of the physical measurements of 1000 Smith Col- 5 TEH ''••0fr\j<tii^:^£>ij, e .: r )'W VJK'D' t\U£ib uwe o.'eR___ type started college at a'n earlier age, the slender type starting at n later age; the students of an intermediate type have a constant percentage at all ages. One of the reasons why sturdier built girls enter college earlier is probably the fact lhat they are less of a health problem throughout childhood. The sturdily built girl is srlf-reliant and her parents are more likely to permit her to leave home earlier than the one who Is apparently slender. For purposes of comparison with the 1000 Smith College girls from 1326 to 1928. records were studied of girls from Boston. Oberlln. St. Louis, (he University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska in the period from s TH EN- lege students'for 1893 lo 1902 ' comparison with ' As R re sull of a similar group ' lllese studies .It entering college. l svas 'ound that college 25 to 50'themedian height years ago. Out of j of Slll| th College 1000 students en- slurtcuts at each greater 1 ^ tcrlng college between Ihc agrs of ! lcvpl 16 and 20 and remaining and prad- : than those of the AND „ uating four years later, 7.3 per cent I Sir's examined Irom 25 lo 40 years entered at sixteen. 31.5 at seven- I n K° nmj "'at the median weight teen. 42.6 al eighteen, ICA at nine- i wns n ' to greater than the weight tEcu. and 2.2 at twenty. ! listed In the comparative studies. It was found that a higher per- i Fof example. Smith College girls centage of students of the stoclcy ! graduated from 1926 to 1928 aver- Play a new role You can't be yourself many years at a stretch, without being somebody new! 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