The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1931 · Page 6
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THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE'COURIER. NEWS CO., PUBUBHER8 /. ; 0. B, BABCOOK, Editor ... . H V W, HAINES. /wrertuicg Manager JBLYTHEVILLE._(ARK.)_COURIER NEWS ' Sola NiUonil Adrertifia* Rejcwenutlvai: The Thomas P. Clark Co. inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlaato, Dallas, Bail Antonio, BAD Francises. Chicago. St. Louli. Published' Every Aitereopa i»«pt Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post office at BlythevlU*, Arkansas, under act ot Congress October V, 1817. fetvcd by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city of Blythevlllo, Ifcc per week or J0.50 p«r year in «dwince. By mull within a radius o[ 6C mUee, 1100 ptr year, $1.60 for six months, 85c iai throe months; oy maU In postal /.ones two to six. Inclusive, 55,50 per year, In tones seven Kd eight, $10.80 per rear, payible la «<ir»ae«. The. Gasoline Tax A newspaper .writer recently painted out that the average American motorist pays no less than $18 n year in g.iRO- lir.e taxes. If this sum were collected in a lump, the motorist would kick like a stfer; but it fa taken from him painlessly, and he hardly so mlicii as notices it. . The average tax is four cents a gallon—a sales tax, in effect, or about 25 per cent. If wiy other commodity in daily use were taxed at thai rate the country would become angrily vocal in protest. But tho gasoline jtax L= paid without a whimper. Perhaps this is chiefly because the money is used lo build icails. Every motorist wants good rends, 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 beexpeeted to grow mightily in volume. It is right that the motorist help build new roads. It is not right that he pay niore than his share of the cost of maintenance of other state activities. The Old and the New The effects of tlic crap fniiurc of hst summer in many parts of'lhc United States-is-painfully apparent.'- It is extremely interesting to notice wlmt hiij)- pens when a similar crop failure hits a land that has no relief organizations, no modern 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 Sheusi province during the last two years. In addition, 400.000 have been .sold into slavery. The American famine is a major problem, but it is not even remotely like that horror. The demonstration of the value of modern forms of transirorta- lion, communication and organization is obvious. OUT OUR WAY Modernizing the Battleship It is hard to find much reason to quar- re! 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 up to the level of Britain's, but the Senate voted the rnoil- eipization funds in spite of these protests. The London naval treaty would seem lo have, set a good gauge for the Amrr- ican fleet. If we are to maintain a naval establishment at all, we might as well maintain a good one; and as long as tho heads of our navy believe that the battleship still has value, we might as well keep our battleships up to date. The general question of naval armament reduction does not seem to enter into this particular situation at all. The Humanitarian Mr. Hoover Only a mining engineer could d'x n role as deep us' the one Inlo which our beloved President finally get himself over (he Issue of drought relief. Observe Ills predicament and explain It I/ you cnn. Here Is n man whose rise In poll- tlcs Is due almost solely to his success In persuading the gorejiiinent (a appropriate mll- . lions for charity to be dispensed by him In foreign countries. And licre, as President of the United stales, we find him locking horns with Congress on the qiicsllbii of appropriating for (he relief nt suffering In his own country a sum which amounts to about one-nncl-onc-lmlf ilmes the cost of modernizing one battleship! A larger sum was refunded this week to a single rich' taxpayer. '• From Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and n dozen other States come harrow- Ing descriptions of women mid children herded into sclioolhouses to keep ivarm, of families existing on four dollars » month, of bread lines, soup kitchens, mid Qon knoivj what other pitiful makeshifts against starvation; while the Great Humanitarian stubbornly Insists that •;, government loan of $15,000,000 to feed starving Americans Is', repugnant to his principles. It Is fantastic that a man of Hoover's record shoulC have raised such an Issue, It Is Incredible that anyone with the political experience ol a precinct commltkeman could contrive, to set on Hie wrmifr side of such nil issue. Of course, Mr. Hoover never had the political experience of n precinct commltteeman, but what of his celebrated humane instincts? Alas, It seems they are reserved for thai, small but worthy class made «p of the BH Individuals who in 1928 paid luxes on an aggregate net Income, of »1,108,000.000. Any adequate relief program would necessitate an Increase In the tuxes of the impecunious 511, whic.li, to a humane Administration. Is out of the question. In other words—why add to the existing destitution? —Pnnl Anderson in The Nation. All work and no play makes Jack-. "Ensy comb, easy go," as the fellow with Cie fast disappearing half mlsht suy. These are the clays when it behooves a man wills an Iron constitution lo prove his mettle. Snake skin will predominate women'.'; shoe styles this year, says a fashion note. Will It take lots of charm to wear them? MONDAY, JANUARY, 26, 1931 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark ''" Cmt of - h05e at Fcrtunalely, Industrial physicians are quite aware of the dangers which may arise in all occupations involving contact with lend and tn;y are constantly at work to control such ha/ards as fully as'rios- slble. ADMISSION OF MICHIGAN On Jan. 26, 1837, aflcr a lonjj argument over boundaries, Michigan was admitted lo the Union. Admission might iiave been • granted earlier but for Michigan's [dispute wllh Ohio concerning the southern boundary. There was danger at first that this dispute would lead lo bloodshed, but in >836 Congress agreed to admit Michigan upon condition that sh" surrender lier claim to Hie disputed territory and accept In lieu thereol a larger area in U;e unii»r peninsula. The first convention called to cosnlder this proposal, Jan 20 1836 rejected it, but it was accepted by a second In December of the same year. Michigan was ndmilted to tlv Union a month Inter. Michigan has coiisistaitly supported the Republican party, except fcr three lapses—in 1882 and 1883, when the Democrats and Greenback party in fusion elected their candidate for governor, and In IBM. when the Democrats alon carried the slate. "You sue, sir, I've !os( so many jobs after I'd been there only a short while.; so I'd rat her start here under contract." WASHINGTON LETTER nv HODNEV I>UTCIH:K WASHINGTON.—An obscure little girl win was an usher in a theater has attracted more attention within the cnplnl Itself of late than Mr. Hoover, Congress and th» cabinet combii:«l. Her name »">~ Be'.itah' Limerick- nnd innrrtcred her. "TiTTeiisc Interest drihe"Gm"- erlck case has been characteristic of the Washington citizenry, which appiars [i welcome its murder mysteries as n reliet frcm tho humdrum of federal activity nnil politics and society. Lately It has been ccmmon to hear some of our folks banst, with pardonnble pride, that Washington Club, of MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO SHOP Hen Takes Job of Rearing Seven Small Puppies HUSSELLVILLE, ~Ark. (UP)- Tronic, the police dog, and Hcimy Penny, the hen, are on the "outs" with each other. One day, Frame left her - seven newly born pups to search for something to eat and returned to nnd the hen sitting on as many . PUPS as her wines would cover . ..' -"owe objected nut received only had been an or- ft sharp peck for her pains Now Henny Penny sits all day j trying vainly to "protect" all seven n ' Of Minmin..i«_ Held a young folks' society known as tho Skyhlgh whoopee which the victim li Banker and officer. Four Finally There was evidence about a mys- >-»"urcii. gun which had been hid- lias broil having n mysterious murders eien in Miss Limerick's stove and out of thn hsd disappeared. Several suspects I oirsnrm", wen arrested and released. Four' ° men were linally held without bail Every now find then Froiiie. by toree. chases the Rhcde Island hei fcr ths grand Jury—Lnngdon, Beu- luli's brother VErnon and two boy ' ' ' fine serlM of let the nr.d pointing | fighting friends named Richard Reed sr.it Ed Paddy. And p.ll this has been 'unch. and gives her thousand PARIS. (Upj-one ousan new policemen have been added to fans force. The increase is due nnt that probably no city of equal at least, has had such n neat series of unsolved cases. You may remember the Mrni>r,5 minder cf Mary Baker nml the previous killing ol Virginia. Mac- town, with Tho president was Congress. Drought new traffic n :c talk force" laws requiring *" me "' bm of more thc relief and unemployment arose as huije national issues, Mr.' Lucas nnd the- Senate progressives were locked in bilier combat-. The power fight grew hot. as Hoover trijd to rebuke the Senate. The Wick- ed their military service. THE WOODS, WHOSE WAWERIUGS AIL UHOER. Of PARKNESS RE4UZH THE NECESSITY OF •WE SUN'S HEALTH FUL RAVS*. /AND Y/4K£ IHEtK-SUH- BATHS. AR£ NOT PARTlOJiAR. ASOOT WHAT FOR. NO isss THAN 656 BEEM IN 7KEKL. STOMACHS ... CHURCH EXCUSES By Gccrgc W. Barham= Ttcail courier News Want Ads. Jim, that's my husband, said Ihe other day thai v;e had not been to church in so long a time thai he did not know just how to get started. I loW him that it looked like there was so much to do and so many places to go that we had almost forgotten the church, And yon know that is true, with, all these hard times and so many clubs nnd other things. Now, just the other night we figured up our dues and I declare I almost fainted when I saw the fig-; urt's—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 in the same clubs, and if -we drop out it won't be any time until we'won't have any place to go. And when I asked Jim what we were going to do about our Church dues, he said, 'What can we do? We still 'owe a lot on what we promised to pay last year. I'm ashamed to tell it but I hac\ simply forgotten lhat we had i pledge to pay so much each It looks like we are going to have to slay out ot it this year. And on account- of the children it will be 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-101 Disaster to Be Killed in Auto WORSTEAD, Norfolk. (UP) -. Granville Watts, declined an offer to be a member of the crew of the Ill-fated R-101 which crashed In France, was killed here in an auto- crash. Watts was a member of the crew of the R-32 when if fell on Mount Ararat, was on the R-33 when it broke from ils moorings and drifted for- 30 hours and crossed the Atlantic In the R-50. He to make the R-101 flight he was not satisfied with tr.e H'-ilp condition. Tho only apparent difference between the II men on the Wlckcrsham committee an<t tho 11 men on a football (earn is that one group knows how lo handle the highballs. By Williams PICK" up A A PiCV< UP A, COMB MOV ALL &o>wcr \M Ti-ll' BECAUSE HOME Vouf? 14A1R , VOUR O\MM COMB AMD THAT" HEAD oof OF MV SOFA P>Uow£>, TH' BACKS OF THE. Cl4f\\ns And FROM UEAMlMCr AGAIM&-T v-iooo \NP\LV_ PAPE* o -- • "a •«•'">• "in i. iu i t-iiMn,-.; mu OtfllllLU, 1 [Ig WICK" And quite n, few other crshnm committee concluded it's 1:11111133, including a run of deathsislrnnsc report. Statesmen bellow- jvlnch large scclions of public opto- cd. But officials and government Ion still consider neither suicidal clerks, members of Congress and' or accidental. ordinary citizens united in lintlins rplircnt.111 Suspected 11101,; drauullc liumnn inlcrest in Beulah Linienck lived in an a murder Elory whose principal flg- inaialed small farm hourc at one 1 urcs were truck drivers tilling stn- cnd of town with her brother, (ion attendants, cops, barbers Veinon and another young mnnt hr.nsepalnlcrs, soda ierkers nnd win posed as her husband.. One: whooix-c Girls morning* shn was found dead in I ' • • • bed. That evening the under-j Just as n malter ot comic r,«l-»f tr.kers tllbcovend she had- been did you hear how Ambassador Paul shot through Hie head. i Clanilet of Fiance finally cot A policeman num.:d Rcberl F.! Lindbergli decorated with tl'e cross Lnngdon was held as ;i suspect ] cf a commander of the Legion of when it appeared thai he had been Honor bothci-lnj Deulah and had found,! The cross was on a ion" red rib- slrangcly enough, such clews as n! boti nnd the ribbon had to be bullet shell in a coffee cup and a Innie around Liiufeigh's ne-k whole bullet under the bed. after 1 Lindbergh's neck is ivay uo in the detectives had failed to find them - : -••in n search. Senator Carey of Wyoming started a small InvcsligtiL'r.n ot Hie police department. Tablcid re- pcrlc:-s swooped clown from New York. Other cops raidni L.THS- don's home, seized two <.;ills, liquor and mash. ilir. No part of pudgy lililc Claudel is very remote frcm Ihe grcund. Claudel's inUtake bad been in failing to get the ribbon nil ti?rl s-r tint he could pilch Ihe loop at LiiKiliergh's bead a 1 ; one does a nuoit Lindberg!! bent over and Clautlel sttetchcd. but Ihe ambas- satior c'.uldn't maVo both ends of (he ribbon meet. The moment is The tuques' duvolopert plenty of conflicting testimony, ruoh as I described by eyewitnesses us quite over th« pchvt whether there- naci I tense, but Coimselcr Ji;!?s Hanry lie-n n;iy blood rn Bench's pil-; of the embassy dashed to the res- lows. There was testimony about j cue and tied the knot Lead Poisoning Is Often the Cause of Serious Harm THilnr, Journal nf the American ' .ilcdir^l Asjcrlation. ;tm ] cf lly- j Rcla, Ihe Hoaltli "Ma^.-.ilnr I . '.cn<l is ciu- it th: most dane^r- i r.ns luct.ils (o inninii lie.iUh nnd j i htp ct which \vc know. It Is dan- ; | Ktrous r.o; only brca«?e of the j «ide variety of n;cs to which it Is' lint, but nlsn bccniiro rf • the serl- 1 onv.icfs ol Ihe co:Kiitiaiis thai It causes when taken into the body.' At 'cr Jour years of supervision of ' mt:i cmpl-yert in nmklin stor.igc ; bat ur'-s. Dr. C. A. Wclh nnfls that - Uurh symptcms as a metallic tasto im >nc mo:;-!,, a blue r-.ie on tho Suw. a dm] colc.v rf the Ah,, anri rhangrs l:i Ihe Woo-J will orcii.- : tr;ci«cr.lly ni-sonr sv.cli v.r.vkers. In i their case tV.cy inhale dust nt v»r- '^^ of the P^sof m»- 1 « ./ncc.-,,,:.,- - m „, ire »,mpn« cthvl R.IS which contains [eli.v chyl lead ns Iho ;ii-?L'oxic .suti- ftancc. In llu- United States pumps, tanks, or ctivr vcjf.'ls con- Jalninp ethyl p.isnllne must to clearly lib,-lcri 10 indicate that the conlcnts arc to Uc i;scd onlv lev fin 1 ! P. ml not (d- c'ranlng cr other ii'.irnoses. Usrd as a fuel under fliict prccaiiiim-'!. ethyl gas is ssfc ' but for nny OI!K: imruose its ri'ks ' are ocnsiderablo. ' ; Tl-.c niatnifac-.;r.- O f •M- 1 -ci>-vl - i fn<i W hcn prcp-rlv roMtr'-l'cd'h nol Iwrmli,] to t hr u-.-^-, ul.? ' (he mtin-.Uactiir.' «V u'At -t m-t 0! -. FCVW!l i vvo ...,, .^ ', l ^ ^V" ''L became of sli v s In n-,- prcce" .,.,.„„ . c .... , ' prccc --- .J'' * ! "' •"'"* lc(iny Hbo'.tt f I?a1. :fui5 c vii-ir'4i-= ii r'' <! r c '.^ iti ' ™r ^-Mm^n? 1 "^. of tt ~ ic5d: j icariiRj'uic'iMUcm!" ! " > " t '" a= " Mmiy of t!lc mcn '•""''"'•IV! i' 1 C:-.c of tlv. mo:,'. E»rio;:s forms of sv;c1 ' "» lll - lv!< ' s ™»" n-cm ler.ci I Ic.irl iiolfC'.iinr? Is thu: lesult'.ng <'"••<•'• "".'i ch.incrs in the rrci I:',:M | fi'CL-.j (v.-.:i-knee's czzi-, such 3^ cells vc:i:i!:n.s from learl vveio "NOW WE ARE THREE" Katherine and Bill—what fun it Is to know them! i hey seem to get so much out of living. You met them just aiittle over a year ago — the week' before they were married. Ten clays later it gave you a pleasant glow o± 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- me s, 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 •-arge. Most other young couples would consider themselves "up against it" if they had to manage on so little. Yet Katherine and 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 Katherine, 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'ttdvantaye of the advertisements w this paper They arc your yuide to profitable buying

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