The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1931 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 27, 1931
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVtLLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 27. 1931 THE BLYT'HEVILLE COUUIER NEWS Tllk COU1UER NEWS CO, I'UULISUEBS 0. R. BABCOCK, Eiilior U. W. lUlNta, Advertising Manager Boie National Advertising Re^rescnlsUvet: rue Tfcoinas P. Olarfc Cu. Up., New Kern, PhuaJetjmm, AllautA Dallas, Sail Auwnlo, B&u Srancistu. Ctucuiso. bl. Louis. Published Every Atsemoon Except Sunday. Entered, as second class matter at the post oUicc at, VlyilieviUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress October a, 1817- Eeryed by me United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier in the city ol Blythevllle, l&c per seek or JB.50 per year In advance. By mall within A radius of 60 miles, 13.00 P«r year, $1.50 lor fix months, 65o Ior three months; ay mail m pcstol zones two to six, Inclusive, ;t).5U per year, In »ones seven fil eight, $10.00 per year, payable In srtTinca. Making Self Help Compulsory With hundreds of thousands of American families reduced lo Diu very borderline of existence, the immediate problem is to provide for them the food necessary to sustain life. That is being done. Soup lines for the jobless workers of live lag citiss and Rod Cross requisitions for drouth victims on the farms arc preventing starvation. To meet the emergency, however, is not enough. Tins is not the lirst time that economic disaster lias swept the country, and repeated failure of our people am. 1 of their supposed leaders to do anything lo prevent its recurrence is a serious reflection upon our highly vaunted American ability for constructive planning and achievement. From n president who seems to think that to relieve human sull'criiiK without removing its causes is sufficient, to masses of people who manifest no consciousness of personal responsibility for their own fate, we sesm to lack the resolution, to say. nothing of a constructive plan, so to use the resources of this great country as to mak'e impossible a repetition of present experiences. Economists argue and advance theories, but the rank and file of us, upon whom the ultimate responsibility rests, and our chosen leaders, who ought to guide us in constructive action, seem for the most part either blind to the need or helpless in a fatalistic acceptance of misfortune. Economists, at ,a recent 'meeting with governors of eastern, states, declared for compulsory insurance against unemployment. Such a proposal, both in its principle and in the working out of ils details, is a certain source of almost endless controversy, but the logic behind it is clear. If caring for ' the victims of economic collapse is an obligation ci' the government or of the public through such an agency as the Red Cross, and such responsibility has been at least partially recognized, then plainly it is tha right of the government, and of the public which it represent;, to demand of industry ami of the workers in industry that they do something to prevent or lessen the need for such care. One way of achieving this is to compel employes and employers to contribute to an unemployment insurance fund for use in caring for those lelt stranded when the whceis ol iu- tiusiry slop turning. Die sumu argument applies to ayri- cuutu'u. 11 tnu puuuc musi care ior laimers wiieu Uiuy are unuoie tu euro lur uicmiiejvub, me puylic nas me rigui to uemano ui larmers mat mey jui- luw a program unit will mHKe me lieeu lur sucii cure- unlikely. We uislike governmental paternalism. \Ve can ii un-American, liui a paternalism ma; lorces people to provme lur iiicmseives is certainly no mure uu- jeciionauie limn a paieniunsm imii pru- VWES ior mem wnen they tail to inue care ox intiiisuives. And me lauur Jorm ol paternalism, it appears, has ue- come unavoiuauie. Today, in Mississippi county, sharecroppers on Hie plantations 01 many ut our largest larmeis are itcpemieni upon the Ked (Jross. Tuat comiiuon ex- lits because yields of iooci and lecd crops, and o: cotton as well, were snarpiy reduced by drouth, and treatise ovcr-piouiiaioii and umiur-con- sinnption lorced tho price of couon lo a low level. IJut let us not forget thai- it also- exists because mese tenant larmers nave I'anea to try lo pronuce lood lor tneir own use, andoecause tneir laiullorct, in many instances, has pre- 1 erred to have tnem grow cotton and buy food at his commissary ratner man produce their own I'ooU. \Vitn another extremely low priced cotton crop in prospect it is the ouhga- 11011 of every iurmcr lo himseli', nis lamily, and his community, to make Ins land provide,'above all else, Hie food and feed for his lamily and his livestock. It is the obligation ol every landowner and planter to demand such a program of his tenants. And it is the morn} duty of the government and of such public agencies as the Heel Cross to declare that no help will be 't>forthcoming in the futunSltdHUpse.M.lio l'ai| to follow such a program. Food and feed production is to the farmer as employment insurance is to the city worker. The time is coming when those of both classes who lack the foresight, the thrift, the common sense; to take reasonable measures for their own protection, will have to be compelled to do so as, the price of public help at times when for any reason their own resources fail them. Sculpturing, a news Item says, Is being taken up at ft Wisconsin reformatory. Which Is us good ft way as any to make model prisoners. Twelve plnycrs of the Pittsburgh Pirates Imcl llielr tonsils removed. It's a pity chat. Ills learners should be Involved In minor operations! Barbers In a Minnesota town arc Inking oats In payment for Oialrcuts. Swapping shocks, as 11 were. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark malic Infection may on occasion nanlteel itself first In a .severe orm of appendicitis. On the other vmd. It )s <]iiilr possible ti.ji, » severe rheumatic Infection of tho ilp Joint may cause pains which aio mueh like those occurring in apiwndlcltts. Sir James MacKcnzie, noted British invesligalcr of diseases of he heart, emphasized repeatedly lie Importance of detecting the earfcst possible symptoms of dls- 'asc In order to accomplish what may Ue accomplished for its prc- 'cntlon and lor its control. It would seem to be especially mportant that children who complain of severe abdominal pain, vith but slight fever and with but [Illlc other noticeable cause for the pain, be watched more carefully .hereafter for the earliest signs cf rheumatic conditions, particularly these aflcctlng the heart. "So I said—'Martha, you need to dress up a voting again'—" hit and be L_ WASHINGTON LETTER Union Officials I 1 rotes I i'lnt \Va;;cs ( recruited from sections where or- BE SURE YOU Kb RIGHT-- ^ i •pi \( 'f c 0 1 A V ; V f fa ri J "•] \ X - 1 T \t \M a f. V ^ .J f LEWIS CAHKOIX'S B1RT1! On Jan. 27. Lewis Carroll, pseudonym cf Charles Dcdgscn, an' English author famed for his "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland." was born near Chester. England. Educated ai Oxford, he later became a mathematical lecturer at Christ Church. He was an acute malhematicbn and fond of clevis- ing intricate and ingenious problems. What is considered an Important contribution to mathematical literature is his "Euclid and His Modern Rivals," a work intarsperscd with jokes and burlesque. He Is best noted, howeycr, as the author 'of "Alice" and the subsequent book of her adventures, "Through Ih-J Lookup-Glass an-J What Alice Pound There." "These books." says a critic, "display a delightful combination of mad absurdity and subtle fancy. Their grotesque situations compose a peculiar lllerary tradition." HERR -tilt V'OiCE OF TUE SINGER VCHJR (2RDIO CCMVERXS SOUND 1HE EfMER. PPODUCED 6V •THE STfrTlOM. Hltl.ElR,fl LE Poirncw. FIGURE IK GER of Workers on I-'cilcral 1'rojf cts: ganization Is almost unknown, ac- Have Been Cut In S]iite of 1'rcsi- i customed to low living standards dent's Announcement That Tl'./y, and low wages. Ey this means Would lie Kept at 1'rc-lii'prj.s-! wage and living standards have slon Levels. . 'been menaced in communities. IIY KODNEV DliTCHUt j where measurably good, wage.; havfl a " tnorlt 5' NBA Service Writvr : been established between workers Justice Advocates Whipping Post SEATTLE. (UP)—Lacking the to sentence Charles Mil! ler. convicted bandit, tu a wliip- WASHINGTON.—U was . oillcial- and contractors after years ol pa- j p ' m % Pf ! ; Su!>erior Judge Chester tirmt r.fTnrl n,,rl nl. tho r^st nf muMi "• Bachelor ly nnnouncerl a while <HJQ Hal Ihe lient eftorl and at the cost of much government had required ontrnc- sacrifice." tors on "federal work to maintain! Cites Wage .Cuts gave him 10 to 20 years in the slate prison. "The whipping post should be wage scales al prc-deprcssion lev- i Congressman Kvale of Minnesota resurrected for such men as you els, but now there are Vision i.ibur complains that when members call wl '° '»™st guns into victims backs and generally terrorize the public," the justice declared. officials bitterly asserting Uial tins up superintendents of construction assurance wns the same sort of in various government departments thing ns the familiar story about they arc informed that there has there being no unemployment and been t;o official notice of any "ad- tbe other one about how Hie Red mlnistralive orders about wages. Cross wns adccinatcly handling the drought relief. Probably some subordinate gov- CHURCH EXCUSES ity George \V. Barhnm Well, Mother came to spend a | after we married we seemed to b;_' while with us, and while i really |intei.»st. One 01 the iiiings that- mnde Joe sore v;as Maiher s^.ul that • don't, think Joe dUlii ever since we hiwc been marnc.i mi Mother came to live with us. 2 :, c ,]id get in the s?.me churc: am Joe seams to lake a special pieai- : t|..,i_ s i, c tr.ouaiii Joe fhauld i-j ure m saying liale tniiigs Uia;.. m c. But no. ira J=e An--" whi Mother doesnt like. And tnen sn; | Mother said p. hc;i?c divided v.a will say things to Joe— noi, exactly | nDi go:C. ooe n:ii r.'n !i::n^e v.'i to him, but in his presence. Bo you j not divided so" bail, as' v;c ii'v- can imagine now tilings go. [went lo church iny\v-v. lioivcvcr 1 It got so baa tnat Muuier jiut : by stayin? home 0:1 i'.muays v up big ami baggage :mci b>lv ? qui'.e a bit. :o- ya;L !uir,i-. i pickea up bag ami left and 'did not come back ior long time, one ot the tauigs they ccs's finite a I'j*. in tiie run of year if you go cvo.-y Sunday an could never agree about was t ne iym, i-i as muc ~h as a'disii: ""and "yo" • • • Church. Mo;ner, like myself, lleves that, so mucn water is no; PARIS. (UP)— The Paris Post of Cilspson wrote lo Hoover after me presidential announcement to protest alleged wage cuts on army bar- eniment officinl will lo be se- racks work at Fort Riley and Lang- vercly reprimanded—or perhaps ley Field. O'-i the Federal Reserve addition at Richmond and the Veterans of Foreign Wars on ! behalf ol the war mothers of Kan- Ens City, has presented a picture representing the participation of necessary, wnile Joe minks oiu- should be put clear under. Now Joe tries to bring this np with me, but I just told Inn; that- it did not mak2 ' council Newspaper circulations have jumped in Russia. But, of course, that's where newspapers really arc Red. not. Anyway', someone appears to Bank uive been •fooling President, HOJ- Veterans' ver. It was Mr. Hoover. In far.:, who made that olliciai nnnounc:- ncnt. He snid, just before Christ- ' nas: "The federal government lias necessarily required contractors to maintain v;nge scnie.s at their pre- deurcsslon levels . . . There have tiesn so:ne difficulties with minor contractors, but these have born adjusted : . . The president lias informed the various executive de- paitincnts that the iiolicy of the federal government Is that wages en contracts let by the government shall bo held up to the standards existing hi the districts where the work is done." Union Ilcails Protest would hiiic to put in less. Cop Acls As Aklrrman'^ Nurse WASHINGTON. =\. ^. i.UP) Mayor T. Havvcy llycis irjt'ded ~" i quoiiun for a meeting i,: HIE Ci;y f 1 I n- Ald^i'man J. r. Huc;ma much dilference what we believed ', Jr., s;iid lie was uiKiblr ,'.s there was nobnciy lo ".I'-JR; Ihe children. The may. .... . . iiDlire officer to take cart- of th Ussoiiri in the World War to the I we both went to church regularly \ Buckman children, and ihe a American Library in Paris. and did quit; n fcii c-f work. ba'.'". n i' nvrjur.':! th-. ,,-.r ( .:•,;•.•: as we never went either to his j church or mine. Before we married i A quarry worker, wisecracks thq office sage, is the most passive worker on earth because he takes everything for OUT OUR WAY By Williams T DOK4T WAMT MO ICE CReAM NOVJ. AM HCXJR A&O LOVED 8or KIOW i \-\ATe \r. <3OOO /( SF.-2 -BO/S , IF ' BLACK' AW sne'*s> O\;ER , sniMCt SOME. ICE AtOMCr AK! . SOM^ ICE CREftM SUPPER". OFF AU- HE GOT US ' HES AGc ice HIM CHOP ARE M/NO*:..--MCT Somecne has been fibbinu to Mr. llcovor or outrngco.usly disobeying hiin-^or else workers on government construction jobs ar? making yro.^s niiscnlculallons of the contents of their pay envelopes whet: they get them. Secretary John J. Glce^im of thi Bricklayers, Masons am! Plasterers' International Unicu has beer making earnest protest.', to Mr. Hoover about it. The workers' union has squawked, too, the complainants fny all thi types ot building tnulr- worl^rs h.\vc b2en hit by wa&;c Cu'..> on gcv- crnmcnt Job>. In two hissanccs tnc at Richmond Bureau contraction at North|Kirt, L. T., Augusta, Gn., and Knoxville, Tenn. Seme or these wage decreases amounted to 50 per cent, the con- I slruclion company operating at Lnnglcy Field, for instance, was aid to have cut- masonry nicchan- cs from $1.50 to 75 cents an hour. Other instances could be cited, leeson said, and contracts were ccntimialiy being let for government work to contractors "notorious' 1 for wage-cutting. He recalled Unit the Wur Department ha;l ad- Senator Capper that It conk! not do anything about the wage cuts al Fort Riley and Ihat the War Department. Treasury and Veterans' Bureau were fully aware of what was happening. 'Touyrless," Says Treasury The complaint was turned over to the treasury, which frankly replied that it brought what pressure it could bear on contractors but that the law required contract awards to low bidders and that contractors consequently could not be "restricted in regard lo their labor; The treasury said it wanted to notify contractors that they muv conform wilh tl.e government': wage policy, but liiat such itottci hnd hcen held up pending approval of tile ccmpiroller general. Glee sen replied that the question hai govcniment itself is accused of cut- been before the comptroller gener ting wages. jal for several months, with no "This International union has! lion taken. He listed an addltic-n called attention lime nfi.-r time lo I »1 licren government building | vr>- ccntracls for governnier.-. work in jects wliere contracts had teen let \.inous communities \\iic-re thcito wagc-CK'.lins linns and said that local prevailing; rate of wages has | the War Department and Interior been toully disrcgardc:!.' says the monthly magazine cf the bricklayers' union. "Contracts have been awarded to employers o! non-union workers. Okia. Department hud reduced wages on their own initiative at an experimental dam at Vlcksburg. Miss., and an. Indian school at Chilocco. Abdominal Pains Often First Sign of Rheumatic Condition BY tin. M011RIS KlSHBi:iN" rflist symptoms o! importance were I | Kdltor. of the American I related to tin ace-omen rather j Mnr<al "Ihe i^. Mir llcallli Jlagazinr bctiy ;s a compli' ami 07 Hy- Ulan to the jomis or t.i (lie heart.! as is quits ccnini-.nly expected. Thus in lo;ir IMI.M rated mechanism though v.hicli; beys and girls between the ages of' tl • blo^d circulates. .9 and 18. the t::n symptoms of! lilt- Melons sys;e:n :^ cor-ordi- ; rhci'malic fever were severe ab-! nsioci Ihvonpii the *\r.n.\\ cord and dominul pain, vumituia; and di-i the brain. Hence K inin in rnc : arr'nea. followed w(tliln a lew: pa:; ol the fc;dy may I/, thfi mini- [ nrnths by the lievelopmenl cf cl suir.eliiim: seriously, murmur in the h.'art and later by uio:ig Ir. fo:r-' other purl, exactly '- pains m the limb* and nil of th;' s.i a br>'.l im.:;iii! c:i the second symptoms cl ac.;!e rheumatism. ' ti cr Ol :\ house may n-.oicatc that: A study of memcAl literature r;-' a Is i:;.::•.•.• ;n c.iev a base- veals that ih,-.v symptoms have incut j tern d^ccribecl by u-.edlcal invesii- '11 i i'?::;"i .--.irv;y •..; .he general gator", a". lar back as ItiSa anr, that s:;t.':ct of rl-.cui:nti:-:ii. nr. J. J ''. j 11 fn:<s oi sti:rt".i ol these syni;>- iiraldi. nssccialcd wit.i a center! tonis were made .11 1834 by ieve:a'. \- refr.irtli n;disM.'<s of the heart physicians. i B:i^tci. L'n^, riescribL'S ft. iSvintMimrs il>.^ juims ?.ro rel-iled iW r.':nib:r ol ra<,:s of acu'ci p-:->lc:i!nriv to i!-,e r;np?ndtx. and rl-..v,iiualic coiidiunus- in wnich tli:u ;.;oms possible that the rheu- 'NOW WE ARE THREE' Katherine 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 clays 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 Kathcr- ine'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 large. 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 I'riends. You know how they do it, for KatheriiiL' 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. Takc'ttdvaiilufjc of the advcriixcmcntx in thin paper They arc your guide to profitable buuinf- II

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