The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1931 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 26, 1931
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY, 26, 1931 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS > THE COURIER NEWS CO.. PUBUBHER8 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor - H, W. HA1NE3, Advertising Manager Sole National Adverting The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sail Antonio, Bin Francisco. Chicago, St. Louli. PublUhed. Etery Afternoon Dtwpt Sunday. Entered as second class matter it the post ofllce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. emcd by tne United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city ot Blythovtlle, lie per week or $6.60 per year In advance. By mall within a radluj of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, tl.iO tor six months, 85c lor three mouths; oy nmll In postal zones two to six. Inclusive, 55.60 per year, In zones seven K& eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. The. Gasoline Tax A ne\vspaix>r writsr iccciilly pointed out thnt the average American motorist pays no less"than $18 a year in gasoline faxes. If this sum were collected in a lump, the motorist would kick like a steer; btit it i=. taken from him painlessly, and he hardly so miich as notices it. The average tax is four cents a gallon—a sales tax, in effect, or about 25 per cent. If any other commodity in daily use v.'orc taxid at that rate the country would become angrily vocal in protest. But the gasoline jtax U paid without a whimper. Perhaps this is chiefly because the money is.used to build toads. Kvery motorist wants goc<i roads, and the justice of making automobile owners pay for the pavements on which they ride is obvious. But some states have shown a tendency, in recent years, to transfer some of the gasoline tax revenues to other parts of the state budget; and if that tendency continues, .complaints against the tax can beexpected to grow mightily in volume. It is right that the motorist help build new roads. It is not right that he pay more than his share of : thc cost of maintenance of other state activities. Modernizing the Battleship It is hard to find much reason to quarrel with the Senate for voting money to modernize three old battleships which navy experts had pronounced out of date. Opponents of the measure asserted that all battleships are obsolete anyway, and declared that this nation is under no necessity of keeping its battle fleet tip to the level of Britain's, but the Senate voted the mod- drnization funds in spite of these protests. The London naval treaty would seem to have, set a {,'ood gauge for the American ilocl. If wo are to maintain a naval establishment at. all, we might as well maintain a good one; and ns long as the heads of our navy believe that the battleship .still has value, we might as well keep our battleships up to date. The general ([iicstion of naval armament reduction does not seem to enter into this particular situation at nil. The Old and the New The eflfscta of the crop failure of last summer in many parts of'.lh. United States is painfully apparent. It is extreme!)' interesting to notice wlml happens when a similar crop failure hits a lanrl that has no nlief organizations, no modem transportation systems and no methods whatever of providing help for the sufferers. Thus a government commission in China has recently reported that more than 2,000,000 people have died of famine, caused by drouth, in Shensi province during: the last two years. In addition, -100,000 have been .sold into slavery. The American famine, is n major problem, but it is not even remotely like that horror. The demonstration of the value of modern forms of transportation, communication and organization is obvious. The Humanitarian Mr. Hoover Only a mining engineer could dig a hole as deep as the one Into which oui 1 beloved President finally got himself over the Issue of drought relief. Observe Ills predicament and explain 11 If you can. Here Is n man whose rise In pull- tics Is due almost solely to his success In persuading the government to appropriate mil. lions for charily to be dispensed by him In foreign countries. And here, as President of the United States, we find him locking horns with Congress on the question of appropriating for the relief of suffering in Ills own country a sum which amounts to about one-nnd-one-half times the cost of modernizing one battleship! A Inrger sum was refunded this week to a single rich' taxpayer. From Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, nnd n dozen other States come harrow- Ing descriptions of women and children herded Into schoolliouscs to keep \vnrm, of families existing on four dollars n month, of bread lines, soup kitchens; and God knows what other pitiful makeshifts against starvation; while the Great Humanitarian stubbornly insists that r. government loan of $15,000.000 to leeti starving Americans is,repugnant to his principles. It Is fantastic that a man of Hoover's record shoulC have raised such nn Issue. It is incredible thnt anyone with the political experience of n precinct commlttccmnn could contrive, to net on the wrong side of such an Issue. Of course, Mr. Hoover never had the political experience of n precinct commlttceman, but what of his celebrated humane Instincts? Alas, 11 seems they are reserved for thnti small but worthy class made up of the 511 individuals who in 1028 paid taxes on an aggregate net incomo of $1,1.04,000,000. Any adequate relief program would necessitate an Increase In the tnxes of the Impecunious 511,, to a humane Administration, Is out ot the (iuc-llon. In other words—why add to the existing destitution? —Paul Andersen in The Nation. AH work and no play makes jack; "Easy comb, easy go," as the [ellow with Uie fasl disappearing hair might say. These nrc- the days when it behooves a man with an Iron constitution to prove his mettle. Snake skin will predominate Women's shoe styles this year, says n fashion note. Will It Inks lots of charm to wear them? SIDE GLANCES By George Clark found in 90 per cent or those at Fortunately, industrial physicians are quite aware of the dangers v.'hleh may arise In .all occupations Involving contact with lead and they are constantly at work to control such hazards as fully as lios- slble. THC ADMISSION OF MICHIGAN On Jan. 26, 1837, after a long argument over boundaries, Michigan was admitted to the Union. Admission mlglil have been granted earlier but, lor Michigan's ! dispute with Ohio concerning the ,southern boundary. There was • danger at first that this dispute j would lead to bloodshed, but In j J830 Congress agreed to admit Michigan upon condition that she surrender her claim to the disputed territory and accept In lieu thereof a larger area in t'.ie upper peninsula. The first convention called to cosnldcr this proposal, Jan. ao, 1836. rejected It, but it was accepted by a second in December of the same year. Michigan was admitted to th? Union n month Inter. Michigan has consistently sup. i poried the Republican party, ex- jccpt for three lapses—in 1882 anJ 11883, when the Democrats and [Greenback party in fusion elected I their candidate for governor, and I in 1890, when the Democrats alons carried the state. MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO SHOP "You see, sir, I've lost so many jobs after I'd hecn there only a short while; so I'd rather start here under contract." Hen Takes Job of Rearing Seven Small Puppies RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (UP) — Ptonle. the police dog. and Kenny Penny, the hen, arc on the "outs" with each other. One day, Tronic left her seven newly born pups to search for something to eat and returned to jfind the hen sitting on as many RY HOUNKY DUTCIItn .a young folks' society known as'f^P 5 as her wings would cover. WASHINGTON—An obscure lit-'the Skyhl.h Whoopee Club, of Fronie objected but received only WASHINGTON LETTER ^M< d OF • HEALTHFUL CAY REGULAR-* 7/4KE THEIR-SUN-BATHS, WHHNEVfTR OPPOKTUNSiy RfR/HlTSV A&5 NOT PAffTlcuiAR. ABOOT WHAT 7WEV EAT; FOR NO LESS THAN 656 <"-f\S HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN STOMACHS ... QIS31 BY HE* SERVICE, inc. CHURCH EXCUSES tie girl who was nn usher in a'which the victim had been an or- thenter has attracted more otten- j ganlzer and officer. tlon within the cnpinl itself ot late j Tour Finally Held than Mr. Hoover, Congress and ih« I Lots of men were dragged into a sharp peck for her pains. Now Henuy Penny sits all day trying vainly to -protect" all seven ot the puppies at once with quick cabinet combined. Her name \va.< the case, ns always happens when j pecks at anyone who dares to'.ich Bciilah Limerick- murdered her. and someone; a Washington girl is murdered.!her foster children. ; There was evidence about a mys- . Intense interest in"thTl-iT]T"-1 terious gun which had been hid- erick case has been characteristic' de » ll1 Hl5s Limerick's stove and of the Washington citizenry, which |'" S(1 disappeared. Several suspects appiars I", welcomo its mrrr'i-r ' wcr -- Every now and then Frcnie. by force, chases the Rhode Island hen oui of the dog box and gives her offspring a light lunch. illy George W. Barham= Jim, that's my husband, said the other day that we had not been to church in so long a time that he did not know just how to get started. I told him that it looked like there was so much to do and so many places to go that we had al- mcst forgotten the church. And you know that is true, with all these hard times and so many clubs and other things. Now, just the other night we figured up our dues and J declare I almost fainted when I saw the figures—just mine—let alone Jim's. It was, oh, just so much that I hate to put it on paper. But what can a person do? All our friends are It looks iike we are going to have to stay out of it this year. And on account of the children it will fce too bad, but I guess there will be enough that are interested to keep things going until we get in better shape. Though, I'm glad to say Jim's business was better last year than it ever was before. Dodges R-1C1 Disaster to Be Killed in Auto WORSTEAD, Norfolk. (UP! — Granville Watts, declined an otter to be a member of the crew- of the ill-fated R-101 which crashed France, was killed here in an auto- the same clubs, and if we drop out men were finailv held without bail mydcries ns a relief frcm the l:-jm- it won't be any time until we won't made a pledge to pay so much each i he was not satisfied with Hie ^'ftu't sif.e, at least, has had such a| miic national issues. Mr. Lucas neat scries of unsolved case:-. } and the S?nate progressives were I You may remember the stranroj locked in bitter combat. The pow- nun'der cf Mary Buker mid liio. er fight giew hot,- as Hoover trtecl previous killing of Virginia, Mac- [ to rebuke the Senate. The Wlck- Pherson. And quite a. few other • erf ham committee concluded its killings. Including a run of deaths! slranse report. Statesmen bellow which large sections of public opln-, e<l. But officials and government • Rend Courier News Want Ads. ion, still consider neither suicidal ! clerks, members of Congress and or accidental. j ordinary citizens united in finding Policeman Suspected • inor? dramatic human interest in Beulnh' Limerick lived in an {a murder story whose principal fig- isDlated small farm houtc- at one Mires were truck drivers, filling sta- end of town with her brother: lion attendants, cops, barbers, Vcrnoii and another young man! licuK-painter;, soda jerkers and who posed ns her husband.. One j whoopee fiirls. morning' slid was found dead In | • * • • bed. Thnt evening the under- j Just as n matter of comic relief, takers discovered she hod been did you hear how Ambassador Paul finally got Claudel of Fiance Lindbergh decorated with the cros< Thn only apparent difference between the 11 men on the Wlckcrshnm committee and the 11 men on a football team Is that one group knows how to handle the highballs. OUT OUR WAY By Williams OO OOti Wt COULO I VME'RE WOT" ALL i To Be weARiucT - * CWE.RALLS IM -TI-U' HOME. BECAOSE. your? HAIR. USE. VOuR COMB AMD TV\AT" HEAD GO OF M'-f' SOFA TH' BACK'S OF EASV O\f\\RS AMO FROM LEAMIV-KJ AGMMS SOOVJEf? <p\C\< UP A VjfltMOA A GARAGt, OUST IM THIS PiUOW DID TO V<W/ MICE MOuHCRS CttT shot through the head A policeman nam.Kl Robert F. l.angdon was held as n .suspect j cf a commander of tile Legion o.' when it appeared that hr had been! Honor bothering Beulah nnd had found.! The cross was on a long red rib- strangely enough, such clews ns ti! bon r.nd the ribbon had to te bullet shell in n coffee cup and a! hung around Lindtergh's neck, whclc bullet under ths bed alter. Lindbergh's neck is way up in the detectives had failed to find tlumjair. No part of pudgy little Clan- In a search. del is very remote from the grcund. Senator Carey of Wyomiiv; start-j ctnudel's mistake had bcsn In 3d n small investigation of the failing to get the ribbon oil ti?(i police department. Tablclcl re- .•-:- lint he could pi'.oh the locp ai pcrtei-s swooped clown from New; Lindbergh's head as one docs a York, Other cops raided qnoi! Lliulbrrfih '»»t over and don's home, seised n™ <•""' "«-! j i;or and mash. The inquest developed ;:'.cnty of the ribbon meet. The moment Is conflicting testimony, .-ucn. as j described by eyewitnesses ns quite over the point whelhtr !!nrD had \ tense, but Coimsclcr Jn!:s Hanry I be™ any blood ni ll:-ninh's pil- of tlic embassy dashed to the rcs- i lows. There was !,?slimcr.y about; cue and lied the knot. two .'-'.ills, liq- Claucicl stic'.chccl. but the amtas- i sartor c'.ulcln't may,; both ends of 11. ilic month, n WHO i : :i,> r.n the' ' ei.m-:. a dull color r! the skin, and i changes i:i thr v.oyj will occur ' fr.-quently aiv.on? «!;ch workers. Ill i their case t.icy inhale dust nt var- i-« sUsc'. o! the prcccfs cf man- i.i.u^i.c. - i It I- nrc?.--avy in iho Ircalmfnt ' ol ):ec]i!e M;o Imvi- t,ik:-n n cc-:\-] 1 f si 1 ••rablr aiiK!i:U of tc-ul i;i'.o th^ Lead Poisoning Is Often the Cause of Serious Harm! liiiilnr, Jciirnil nf tlir .linrtiran' rtiivl which contains tctr.v ^ Axsrrtation, pml cf Ily- c'r.yl lead as ths nvst'oxic .snb- Eci.i. Ihc Health .Mi;.-7hir flsrscc. In tho United Stales, Lean is cue n'. the rr.c.^ dancer- • pumps, tanks, or r.t'nrr vcsMls conc-i-s metals to human l:< iith and i mining ethyl gasoline must to iift- ct which we know, li Is dan-j clearly bb.-lccl to indicate that the | sjcious not only brciur- of the contents are to cc used only ,fcr i wide variety of uses In which It- is fuel r.nd not fPr c!.?anlng rr other] put. b:i! nlsn bccaur.' rf (he scrl-1 purposes. Used as a fuel under; ousnc.-s of the condltirn:? that It slilet r.rccnutlor". ethyl gas is safe. | causes when taken Into the body.' but for any other purpose its risks Af'cr four years of supervision of are considerable, men employed in r.iaklnt; slora-jc! The maniifac!'.!™ o{ t.?l:-n-ct!iyl battsr.'-s. Dr. C. A. \V>:|<; finds that lend when properly co:Urrl!ed is Midi symptoms ns a metallic taste . not harmful to ihc 'workers. When [he niiintifaetui-i' wat- first sltcmpt- crt, several workers \vr;re ]>cisonod becauFf 1 of slips in the prcce?.«. Tliere :s l:lt)r load hazard today • in tlie painting industry, pavticn-; larly since iiives'i^ati r ii (: made ;?v-1 cral yeirs ago Ijave resulted in the , cstablislmcnl of jirc-pev .safe^u-irci^ : Another hn?ard from lead a;i-r'.' from enameling v.ith lead rr metal. I:rc:v to R:I. ihc lea-1 tut tn som.' Enamchr.J powdrrs cr.ntnln about | manner ll-,e tnvcstijiil-r nn^s ge per cent of the red i\ide r f lfa-1: ' ''' r.r.A mci\ n\v.: plimr^ the metnls t; l:e enar.'.eli'd into Uin nawctcr ov:.-| H:e lict metal are Ukelv '.o got i ' cor.iliievuble amciin; of tl^ lead ciii't iiit- tlKir lungs. %fany of the nirn \vorkH 1 .? i:'.: such tndustrles ™'fer frcm lead', colic, nin diallers In the rrcl blco.V such as cells resulting from lead vreio , n:r.r.imt of ra : (;f,ir :'r:l r.; r.-iin,-- r.rm nt iui;!e n Hie IC'i'.i phosphfti condilicn. with var- ^ in cic- "NOW WE ARE THREE" ^ Katherinc and Bill—what fun it is to know them! They seem to get so much out of living. You met them just alittle over a year ago — the week before they were married. Ten days later it gave you a pleasant glow of anticipation to receive the trim card telling you when they'd be "at home." And today you got another card, headed "Now we are three!" Bill's signature comes first, then Kather- ine'Sj and then—the guided, chubby scrawl of the newcomer, Jeremy. You Happen to know that although he is in line for an important promotion, Bill's present salary isn't large. Most other young couples would consider themselves "up against it" if they had to manage on so little. Yet Katherineand Bill maintain a standard of living that is the admiration of all their friends. You know how they do it, for Katherine has told you. They budget all expenditures. And when they decide a purchase is to be made, whether it is a new shade for.the reading lamp, or a suit for .Bill, or shoes for Katherinc, they study the advertisements until they find just what they want for the price they can pay. Careful, budgeted buying of consistently advertised merchandise enables them to get the most out of their dollars. It's a wise baby that picks parents like these. Take'advantage of the advertisements in this paper They arc your yuide to profitable buying 1 Later a low (Vicium r;ct . iuii rii-.i-r [, wii; f,.. i I'-ciriui 1 ; the p.ilieiu. Cf.r of i'.-- >.iw. •-"]-ic;:s forms of

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