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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 4, 1931
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t»AGE FOUR BI.YTHEVILLE. (ARK.V COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY J, 19 THE BIATHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0, B. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. URINES, AaveHlslne Manager soie ' National Advertising Rejrc«utaUvca: The TJwmas P, Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Bin Antoalo, San ?miclsco. Chicago, St. Louis, Published Every >.:!ernoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post office »l lilytluvUlc, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. e«rved by me United Press KATES By carrier In the ctiy ot Blyiheville, lie per week or $6.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius at 6t miles, »3.00 per year, fl.50 for six months, 85o for three months; oy mall In pcstal rones two to six, Inclusive, 58.50 per year, In seven i-<< eight, 110.00 per year, payable In cdrsnc*. -A 7-Cent Gas Tax The slate highway department has got itself into a financial hole and now is sc-king to climb out by saddling a gasoline tax of seven cents a gallon on the, people of Arkansas. Leaving -out of consideration fhe i question of whether highway funds have ljc;n wisely spent, and the moral justification, or lack of it, of a sales tax of fifty per cent upon a commodity that has become one of the virtual necessities of life, the gentlemen fit Little. Rock ought to bear in mind that there is a limit to the amount of milk that even a good cow can be compelled to give. Most of us have vague recollections of learning, back in our school days, something about the economic law of increasing and diminishing returns. Revenue can be increased by tax boosts only within certain limits. There is a point beyond which higher rates yield lower returns. A seven cent gasoline tax will interfere with the consumption of gasoline. It may yield some revenue above that jproduced by the live cent tax, but the increase \\U1 not be in proportion to the change in rate. That means that it will also hurt other forms of business. It will impose added costs upon those who use motor vehicles in their businesses, it will cliscauvnip the use of automobiles for pleasure, it will give Arkansas the unpleasant dis- tinction'of having the highest gasoline tax in the United Statss. Five cents a gallon is enough. With the provision of the bill providing for the use of 1-2 cent of the tax on each gallon of gasoline for the benefit of city street improvement districts we are in sympathy. Residents of cities contribute to the gasoline (ax out of proportion to the direct benefits they derive. Tint help for street districts should come out of the. five cent tax, not through an increase. On the other hand, the use that is proposed for the other 1 1-2 cents of increase is of questionable merit. It would be at the disposal of county judges for use at their discretion in retiring bonds of bridge di.-tricls, or road districts formed since the passage of the ilartineau law, and to build "farm to market" roads. There should be a turn-back to the counties of gasoline tax money. But it should be the same kin*' of a turn-buck as IUB b;en made under the Martincau law. Anil it should not be used to retire bonds of road districts formed since the adoption of that law. Organix.ers of such districts have no right to expect .slat? assistance until (he bonds of the old districts have hffii retired. The lattT are burden unuiigh, and tlu 1 assumption of now obligations simply mako.? less certain the retirement of (he old. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark The Back Tax Law The .stale st-nate h;i< voted by ;\ (le- ti.sivc niH.iorily H>r,' the elimination of Lluit !ili(!i of Arkansas law, (ho buck tux suit. In tlic inlL-Vcsls of public diiccncy, sis well as to ITIIWVU a barrier lo lii state's crunumic pro- gi'ra.-, the lini>-; ( > of I'oprt'suiUiitivw should do t!\o .<iime. Corporal ions, in common with all property owners, should lie assessed their fair shar of taxes, and they should be i'<mi]Ji'l!od to pay thuin. 'Ihe prc-eiil -iMck lax law, however, uc- coniplishc's no Midi pinvose. It merely makes conwalions the pi\-y r,f a group of (jenlluinanly Ijhickmailers who for years have done a profitable business in hi-jac!:infj settlements in cc.m- proim-c out of concerns which I'mil it cheaper and easier to pay tribute than to light for their rights in the courts. What is needed is not a law to permit the digging up of inadequate tux nsscssmcnts of former years, but an asac.-sinenl sysUm that.will impose on every property owner his fair share of the tax burdeii, Let that bo done, and let every taxpayer know thai wlnn lie has payed the amount assessed against him lie has discharged his obligation. are then picked up by the blood, carried through [he heart and to ' the lungs. , Burrowing again, they may roach ! (he bronchial tubes and be >':p;c- ] torate'd or they may be swallo'.vei ! and pass into the stomach and the | intestines. Six lo eight weeks after | the time when they have first 'cn- j teied lhe tkln they begin to lay I eggs In Hie bowel, and (hes: are I passed out with the exlretions. This 1 !s the cycle of tile life of the hook- I worm. ' l 'Ihe head elands of the wcrrn ' secrete the substances which in• terferes with coagulation of tha Wood. The worm feeds largely on | blood, and although any one worm I may not take very much, hundreds j and thousands, taking small quan- ] titles over a long period ot time. i produce a sereve artenila. Interfere ! with nutrition and growth, andcle- ! lay both ilie physical and m?nlal I development o( (lie individual who | may be infested. Hence when hook- I worm disease was first given pub. llcity It was called Hi? condition • that t)roduc2d hzlncss. i In practically every case c' hookworm disease, Hie ixrson concerned has been going around bare- fool and has developed the condition called ground itch. If il-.ei; have been ninny worms to invade the feet, the -.verms will be found covered with litle blisters which are broken by scratching and rubbing. Tl:e serious symptoms of the are all the result of th; anemia from the less oi blocd. MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO SHO Deep Plowing Needed It was my privilege lo visit n large p'.anta- tlon In central Arkansas the other day and see something of the management cf that big farm. The owner toasted of his thrift zuid industry and though it was a snappy day in January there were ^oinc U2 mule plcws running In a hundred acre field. This looked Ilk: doing WE business and In a way it was because there was 20 men driving those trains and they certainly needed the work. The good those 20 men were to the or.ner of (iiat farm \vrtS indeed questionable. They wore fliu liraii;- ini; but the trouble vvns that Hie plows were running not more than three or four indies deep. They were not doing as much pood r.i a Inndcm disk would do. Deep plowing makes for better crops. Deep plowing allows the' air to circulate deeper Into the soil, allows mure, rcom for buctcrlnl action mid therefore gives more available fnod. Deep plowing covers up the surface trash better and creates u larger water reservoir. It Is. true that you cannot alTord to plow more than a couple of inches deeper than you have ever plowed before if your soil Is a compact clny. Sanily soil doesn't make so much difference. Uir.d that was plowed deep last season held up better under the urolith and re;;.incd a much.better yield. Try n little deep plowing and see lor yourself. Go down nboui 10 inches an:! sec the diiterenci' It makes. —H. K. Thatcher in Arkansas Farmer. "I always clap for the acrobats—I fe«l so sorry for them." WASHINGTON LETTER OAK ~fc££S £X BIGHT To fen lews, yer s AMP S££M. TO SB HO \\VRS£ OFF F0« -THH LOSS. AJSE ABLE To «E<5£NERAT.e ACOMPLETS NEW &OOY, A?T£K- BEING SEVER ETC* IN KALF ... SOME SPECIES NEED ONLV OAJE .TWETHTV-FIFTH " OF THE CKISINAX. FflOM VMCH TO GROW A COMPLETE INOlVIWML . CONFEDERATE CONGRESS On Feb. 4, 1861. delegates frod all tfca seceded states met at Montgomery was made the capital of lonal government for th.j "Confederate States of America." Montgomery was made the napltal of I the new slaveholding republic I Jefferson Davis of Mississippi revealed a srci.?l in his life, but he ; was elected president for cix years !i:id them al! shouting and yelling| with Alexander H. Stephens of WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. -Theint htm. Finally one demanded:; Georgia as vice president. An in- Slale Department is full ol ai:a--| "What did the visitor look like?" | t?resting fact in connection with ciot.;s about old Eddie Savoy, the: '•[ dunr.e." .blurted .the badgered' S:ephens is that he earlier de- W-ycav-cld colored messenger who; Eddie. "I dunno. He was a Ten- nounced secession as "the height of lie.s been there for 59 years ir.d is' ionic gentleman and that's all 11 madness, folly and wickedness.' icgardcd a.-, Indispensable. E:!dic.. can say." In March r.Y RODNEY nrjTCitn; NTA Service Writer CHURCH EXCUSES :By George W. Barham= Well since our good friend moved i ed. I'll pay her a call and get ac- away we jusl had to keep the cliil- quainted with her and maybe she dren home, for ic looks as though • will take them. You know, you I can't gH ready In time for Sunday school and i don't see much use in going to Church unless you can geti there for Sunday School. My, I do miss that good woman for she was always ri^ht on time and I: ic v if I didn't have them quite ready she was so good to cotr.e in can't be too careful about who \ru send your chiltlren to Church with. I have never seen her at any of the dances and she is not in our crowd, so I don't know whether she dances or plays bridge or not. I ssuess she dcn'l. for I have learned that she teaches a Sunday School class. I never could under- tl-,: man who has shown the iliplo- | O RCC i n mats In to secretaries of stcu? for i was O jf j or many decades. Is full of anecdotes understudy _ nbcut lhe department and the .*>- i French Ambassador" jusa-rand" in i iereU from " lat of the United clal life ot Washington In \vli:ch! thc spmc nn t ero3m together which ! slales '» a number of important he hns always played n nan. ' ' ..-:...- .-.. - .-^.-. o^a days when Eddie stnl cs adopted the "stars and bars" -.^ m sc , mo thin(; his < as tlleir national flag and ratified put Bernstorft and a Permanent constitution. It dil- r and help me dress them. It real- 1801, the Confederate iy worries me to have to neglect re-1 stand why the other one left. lisious training of my children. Looks like she could have gotten " - - - ...... but when a person is up so late on Saturday night it's almost impossible to get up early Sunday mornings. I think I am going to find an- til: per kvlllc-Wcst of Great Britain, in sat and glared at each other. Slid- 1 ' z - " c c °nKI iclo any appropria- 1833. Sackvillc-West had \v:itien' denly Eddie dashed in and grabbed: t:on ™d " li'.e san:.o time approve 1 ulr y abaut " cr 3ntl as soon as I the famous "Muichisou letter." ad-1 Eermtorff. assuring him that it- of a:1 >: .P 1 *" appropriation in the 1 , 3 " 1 satisfied that she can be trust-j Using a citi/xCii of self-allcgot! Brit- j wasn't Lansing but the under-sec-' Eame _ — ish e.\tracti-:n how to vote in the retury of state whom he wanted io: 3. All protective duties and pro-! another job. She did not show me ! or my children muc'.i consideration, and 1 had so much confidence in her. 1 was telling some cf the ladles at the party Sat-. urday night that it looked like/ ; was just lhe sort of thing' Eddie \ l'=mts. four of which may be i ni;u...' oitv^/ juio oi vl:[l ii."i-| had alwavs carefully avoided as he- here. ^ CT -- — urany m*mi inai u :uu;:~u IIAU ' • :han one ambnsrador his pas-i-' sorted out the-agents of warring. '• lhe President could not be re- j SV 1 "' «'«nian that will take them. j ust :about the timc you began to j I licrts. The first was Sir Lionel nations. Cernstcrff and Jussorandi elected - | rtirra is one near me that T am | place co nf K ience in people they,;: I 3ackvlllc-Wcst of Great Britain, in sat and glared at each other. Slid- 1 2 - i! = could ie',o any appropria- warning and have made some in- j wou , ( , do g,,,,,^,;,^ that would;; tl ilcctlcn anil, ns it a triek play- : see. Ar.d he tool: the ambnssador ; l cc £| vc bounties were prohibited, ed on the Democrats, Provident,, off down the corridor to another! Cleveland d.?cidcd lie would lave to. rcom. - i leave. Eddie was given the am-1 |VO W on<ler. Secretory Stlmsnn' mr-artor's pnssporfj by S-n-elary , irlU ;o , hr civ!1 scrvio; Crmml^- Uayarcl who, he recalls, cautioned sion ]as , yc;lr allcl 5,:^ Ef jdie was. him not to high-hat S:r Lionel by , -really needed" in thc department.; Baying: t | Stimsin !ic«- backs a bill to ex-, i ••n.euicinlO!'. Eddie, we as»:-: t(md EM^S, tenure another year. , l ing niul net kicking the gentleman ' 1 cut n{ our house." Gels Auto era.h for ii«eipt V.'clt. Edciic had to con-.c buci: v.ith some kind nf a rcrt-ipl. so t:^ indicated thai he admired Sir Lionel and would like mi 3::tcgraph on the back cf the esivelcpe. Sir; Li:n:l aulographcd and Ecitlio wen protected and recognized upset everything. I 1 wonder if she got tired of tak-| ing thc children and moved, off | to spite me. Well, i! thc new territory which the Conleder- I H[-.I,-.III and t-iulcil a War : ^clclii 1 ±n''. of began and en(!c;3- -the Sjunisli-Ameiican War. He gave Buiiiabuy hir, passports ami ! :^:or linudert the final papers as a ! : mcssM-.ncr at thc Paris Peace Co:;-1 fcrencc. j \V.ien the scent wy of state The moral cf the Smcdley Butler Incident seems lo be: "If you have a secret, don't tell it io the marines." proudly back with what served a-i • n " m '' in lhe nflerncin Eddie goi-s[ i recehrt home. too. And if the secretary is r ' Some 10 years later he pulle:i: out of torn you ordinarily '.von't.i !•:,• «me trick 0:1 the Spiuush am- «'' Eddie it Ins post. But to isi h-.,-.s!itlcr Barnaby. witli lhe on- "^vsys toCK on the job two or. earning of tl-.- Spai:bh-American -hur unys before the secretary is. \Vr.r. U t-ns aim ErtiliD ,Uio hPiitl- «P?cted to return. "1 v.? known; cd the walking papers m ChnrjC - -'cuotcirles," he says, "who would' d'Affiiirps Algnra when we last B" back earlier linn tl-.ey saicii broke relations witn Mexico. He ihfy would." Eddie has sen-dun-, rec.ilU sadlv thst LoMic Woolly, iler !iS:oiit 2C> of them! His salary is [ tolici'.ov in the department, took now SI500 n yrar. Ai the instance! the pa-,x:rs to German Ambassador r.f \Villlam Jf-nnlngs Bryan. Wilbcm | Bernstorff. Eddie always muter-. v.iis-.l it hy executive orrtcr to sl-crt that the reason lor that vvas:?^* "ml Bainhndjc Colby tat-r that then was Fome busi- ; bca-tccl It to S1403 ness to tr.insacl with Bernslorff at i ' I've got no better on friend the same lime. • | Gcrt's earth thnu Cirnoral Da'-vrs." | Made Our "Slip" ! Edrt-.f says. "I remember Ihatl Secrctnry of St.ile Lansing hart : when 1-5 was con-,p:rri!ler of the \ aluv.dy told Bcrnstcrtf r.'xnit it.! cimency back in the late SOX his! Dining li'.o r.v.-i;!iis pr-- ! friend Ji;d?e Day said to n-.e one j vi.r'days of 1917 thuv c.ime :in : time: 'Kocp yciir rye on, early morning lip !<> :: -vspaper .young man. Eddie. He's going tar.'I cctri-spondents that Hr-ris • -.rft was ' And Ch.-.r'.:s Evans Hughes and on the secretary r.u mos'. : Eliiui Rcol and Bainbridge Co'.by. ,;> !; l:s ir.t:.s nn.1 :•>'> .^r 40 of j They're the best friends I've got i the"! gathered In the cinder t" \ en CVd'? rnrth. too. And. espe:i- cm'firin the report. Kdiii- never ! ally, Mr. Henry L'. Stimson." OUT OUR WAY By Williams AT -Ti-tl'S, IS A OESPPUT" STRUGGLE- HAFTA T' HOLD A TOUGH Tftvfe HIG, &o:-J FROM 1-AlKA? LOOK'S uv<& »-Tju»jb^Kij»'jB-// &,,"/, ;••%?> I Hookworms May Result in Severe Attack of Anemia I i il'his is Hie finil of IMII articles i worm are deposited on thc grouucl i by llr. Mslilicin en honhnorm dis- | they .ir~ acted on by various con- j ' dilions of moii-'.ii:e and tomjirra-1 I lure. In from 24 to 72 l:ouri em- 15V I1U. MOK1IIS I ISIH:E1N' j bryos hatch cut and in about fiv; Kiiilcr, Jr.iirml a! Hi? AmciIran: days these larvae become c.ipiblc As^crlalii-n. M.I r! Hy- j of Infecting man. Un:lei- mlUMlj sen. Ihe Iti-.illli Mn-.i;iur- i cDndlliciis they raimily die out in ! within Ih.' IIF: :."> y.\ir5 much : from six days to uvi> weeks. | h.-is bc-rn acc.)iiiplis!'.c<i in l.-.e con-I When mud cc::;iir.!ng these lav-: ; vae come in ccmcat with the fiin ! '.;-.:b'. tin'. I of mnn. the pas; throu;h j the ;kin In- a ay of t'r.e hair fclli- clo.s or f.-Aeal Kianc1>. They (her.. biurow :hrc;t;;l! the tissues ami en- ; tl,c icr the small bloo.-i ms;b. Tlioy j Announcements- ' I'LL BE SOMETHING NEW TOMORROW EVERY time you feel like muttering- "There's nothing- new under the sun," take up your daily paper and read through the advertisements. Chances are, you'll change your mind. Here's a new wrinkle in sanitary plumbing .. . there's a new kind of carpet that should have been thought of long ago . . . here's a decidedly better way of washing delicate fabrics. These things concern you intimately—they affect your life and the manner in which you live it. They are new tilings under the sun. And advertisements are the arms with which they reach out and touch you. Read the advertisements regularly. There'll be something new tomorrow . . . and the day after ... and the day- after that. Something you wouldn't want to miss. in; Courici Xc\»s has licen ju- ::?.((i i.j l;u k c th*; nr.nci:r.L'.,i.i .• •-. sn'o;ct'i to the \uii o! '.l-.o ii;'.i;\>- nl ^he;;)]) ei'.v;ic:l lo CL l;c:ci April 7: I'u.- M.-.rcr A !>. TAiHFIELD

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