The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 7, 1931 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 7, 1931
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t»AGE FOUR_ THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS 1UE COUUIER NEWS CO., PUBL1S11E1V3 C. K. BABCOCK. Editor a. W. HA1NE6, ACWerlblng Manager BLYTIIEVILLE. (ARK.V COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1931 Soie Natioual Advertising Representatives Hie Thomas F. Clark Co. Lie., New Vorlc, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sau Antonio, S»n »rftnclscc. Chicago, St., Louu. Published Every Al'.ernoon Except Sunday. Entered as swoud class matter at the post office at Blythevlllo, Arkansas, under act ol Congress October 8, 1911. Berved by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city o! Blylhcvllle, Ibo per week or £8.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius ot 50 mAles, *3.00 per yesr,'$1.50 for fix months, 85c tor Uirco months; oy mall In penal zones two to six, Inclusive, 56.50 jicr year, In zones seven t.-& eight, HO.OO per year, payable In tdTar.c*. Meeting Our Needs Out of all tlio bitterness oi' the drouth relict' controversy nt \Vashiiitf- ton it appears there is cmertfmg an agreement tlial will go far toward meeting the needs of Mississippi and other counties in the drouth stricken areas. T5y their consent to the compromise President Hoover and the Republican leaders will admit they wero wontf in their initial slnnd against loans to farmers for the purchase of food. The compromise is nothing move nor less than the original Robinson proposal for inclusion of provision of food in the first drouth relief act. President Hoover and hii followers did not understand the ' riUmtion in Arkansas and other southern statns. If they had they would not have opposed th? food provision in the first place. It is to their credit that, having learned the facts, they are veitoy to correct their mistake. This newspaper lius been critical of some of the methods used by our own representatives at Washington, notably Senator Caraway, in giving emphasis to thq need of Arkansas for adequate relief appropriations, They have exag- 'gerated conditions, and have advocated unwise legislation. We suspect that perhaps they were merely demanding something they could not hope to get, and really didn't want, as a means of getting something that was reasonable and necessary. However that may he it seems that they have succeeded in getting Ihe.kiml of help Hint will give this county and other communities a . maximum of assistance in getting back onto its own feet. The need has been and is now for adequate credit, available for the purposes for which it is needed, to permit our people to go to work and take care of themselves. The compromise agreement goes a long way toward meeting that need. Advice For Indudfy • . Those people who are always demanding that the government "stay out of busings" are respectfully referred to a few paragraphs in the recent inaugural address of Governor Albert G. Ritchie of Maryland. Governor Ritchie, endorsing this de- mand, added thai this in turn puts a responsibility on business itself. Docs business, he asks, want a minimum of governmental interference? Very well; it can deserve and gain this freedom "only by developing a higher order of .-ell'-govcrnment and by tackling problems which are of its own makiiiK instead of passing them on to government." Then he points out that business, complaining of government in business, puts government into business "in its most obnoxious forms" by insisting on high, complicated tariff bills. It builds up public utilities worth billions, "and then pits propaganda against politics instead of ap, lying 10 its, affairs an enlightened business statesmanship to which the public would respond." Tha governor then candidly points out that business could avoid much governmental interference by putting ils own hou.-e in order. He suggests, for instance, that business should devote some serious study to the problems of labor turn-over and involuntary unemployment, and remarks tl:at "industry should evolve its own forms of prevention and put the burden of this on its own economic surplus." All of this constitutes one of Hi 2 sanesi discussions of the government- business problem that has been heard in a long time. Too often, the spokesmen for industry adopt a position that i; strangely like that of the man who wants something for nothing. They abhor all governmental supervision, regulation or competition; yet they expect the government to provide props and balances whenever they are needed, to clean up the debris caused by inista!(?s which industry itself makes, to solve problems that industry has created. If Governor Ritchie can force a realization of the fact that the thing works both ways lie will be doing all of us a. great service. If industry wants fne- dom from governmental regulation, let it follow a few of the suggestions ho has outlined. If it devotes itself to such a program, and realizes that earning dividends is not its sole responsibility, everything will go along nicely. If not, the government will get deeper and deep:-r into the field of business every vear.—Bruce Cation. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark THE BALTIMORE FIRE On Feb. 7, 1904, a fire wiped out the business center of Baltimore, Md., causing a toss estimated at $125,000,000. The fire burned 30 hours and spread over territory bounded by Payett*. Charles, Baltimore, Liberty and Lombard streets, the water front and Jones' Falls. Within thre years the burned area was completely rehabilitated. The flro has since been considered a blessing in disguise because of the spirit of progress which it awakened. The diversification of manufac tures, the growlh of commerce, extension of trade, increase of population, the influx of foreign elements, the rise of economic standards, the development of civic consciousness have been essential elements In the recent history of Baltimore. - BE SURE YOU'RE RIGHT- The Editor's Letter Box "Ask him if he won't read this letter and see how much my last employer regretted losing my services," WASHINGTON LETTER ItODNRV DtlTCHEU NKA .Service Writer spiclous Quakers. Both are of the Hicksitc sect, although the presi- WASHlNGTON-The rumor that: a , c "t pitched to attendance at Major General Smtdlcy Butler of' ;, h1 f n ° r !i;°l°l. I1rn1 ™^L t il!!i rC !, 1 , I 1 ™' .he marines plans to run for the, " """" """" " "'" " """" " " Senate in Pennsylvania in 103'.! i against Senator James J. Davis Is! believed by some of the general's: friends, but, without any confirmation from Butler himself. It Is made ail the more interesting by Hie liklihoofl thm lie where there is less chance of commotion, soon after inauguration. Both men were in China during the Boxer rebellion, distinguishing themselves in different ways. Some ol Hoover's ancestors came from Pennsylvania, which Is Butler's home sta'.e. Despite their PH«5 Domi, Taxes Up ITo Tcis Editor:] In your issue of Feb. 3rd you have me to say that the consumer has been shorn of his purchasing power through increasing taxes. What I said was "that the consumer who is also a producer of raw material In the basic industries such as cotton, corn, wheat, beef, and pork, has been shorn of his purchasing power through constantly declining prices of the things which he raises to sell and ever Increasing taxes." It would be interesting to know just what per cent of our population is en-1 gaged in these basic industries. Something above 70 per cent I would say. Now these people have to sell something before they can buy, and if the price of their commodity is nt or below the cost of production there is no surplus left to be spent. Therefore business depression follows. Oft has it been said that agriculture is the foundation of prosperity. When prices of these commodities are sufficient to produce a surplus over cost, rent, and interest, then can the Red Cross fold ils tent and depart. Doxy subsUnce. OK &e CDub'aiUjitis Gonwosedi ofa solid-niass CHURCH EXCUSES — By George W. Barharn Quaker "rearing ic commander-ln- y and -Navy b> virtue of election to the presidency and Butler more than 30. years ago deliberately took up military life as an avocation. Now he may follow Hoover into politics- Neither ol dolphin political machine. »hich]-"«se two illustrious Friends says put Davis over last yenr lo flu the I ""ICM' and "thou , but both ' are scat to which Boss Bill Van; had I capable of UK strongest kind of only would have the enthusiastic sup-i uespiie ineir pat of Governor Giffoul I'iiu-hct.! Hoover has Lecoiii' The two men have a mutual ad- ^l »', ^./^" miration ami Pinchot recently offered Butler a place in his cabinet at Harrisburg, which '.he general (!ecllii9[l. They also share an in-, „ , .... ,,-,.. . , tense hatred of the powerful K-.ila- H 0 "'" . »><° Poises- Neither ot "And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying drink ye alt of it; "For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." —Matthew 24:27-23. Attend Church Sunday Lenore Ulric Explains ings and should be humble of spirit, the ideal "It" girl is not- a FamOUS "It" Girls Pcllyana, says MUs Ulric. Jno. R- Webster, Blytheville, Ark. Soviet Boosts Bear Hunting PARIS. (UP)—A Soviet tourist agency in Paris recently distributed booklets inviting bear hunters .to Russia, formally promising each hunter would kill one bear whose skin he could take out of the country free. Eggs are selling for five cents n dozen in a western city. Beat that! II.DU elected only to be rejected language in private Conversation, anil which Joe Grimily filled tern- . One veteran foreign diplomat, With proper connections, says the olTice satjo, a live wire iias n swell chance to sliinc brightly. Isn't this the limit?" as the thirsty voyager eagerly Inquired ns tile liner passed the thrce- mllc point. Chambers of Commerce seeking publicity lor Iheir cities might take a lesson from Boslon- Iaii5. They used their bean. Pinchot had been in bitter political fic!Us with the "Bans." I3utlcr veteran who has seen service at Rome, remarks to tills writer that Premier NEW YORK. (UP)—That mysterious and much desired personal quality commonly known as "It." is not (lie exclusive property of ultra-sophisticated or slinky ladies with a "manner." According to 'Lenore Ulric. who to her audiences is a "pagan lady." .nd distinguished for her "It." j parts, this quality is the gift of abundantly healthy, sane and na- ] tural 'girls. While the possessor must have a generous nature and an essential love of her fellow be- Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to make the following announcements, subject to the will of the people at the municipal election to be held April 7: For Mayor A. B. FAIRFIELD For City Treasurer ROSS BEAVERS (re-election, 2nd term) when it thwarted his law cnfoce- nient eflortd. Koine cf the Davis people h.ive! been suggesting lately that Pin- j cb3t had inspired Senator Nyc au;i, his commit: .e to try to "get' Davis j en account of huge campaign e\-1 IhT.rtiturcs. That idea is common- j h denied, but emphasizes', the fact that the Davis and Pin-1 It makes little dlflerence, from a finaviclr.l point of view, whether yon tear or sign on the . dotted line. encountered it uml learned to hate \ Mussolini showed poor judgment in i- In his two wrs as 1'liilndel-1 making a fuss to the State .Dc- ohia's director 'of public safety Partment about Butler's Phnadel- - ' phin speech. He says the incident and the publicity bound Id attend th° court-martial will make Mussolini no friends nml will again call forcibly to the world's attention the Italian dictator's high-handeil methods of government. . . . Well everybody concerned is being accused of stupidity. I3utl£r obviously, one would say. pulled a bloomer. . . . Around the Navy th::t one of the Peimijhai;u ten-1 b|1]1 , tler ^, tlmt n[[er 1]js p ro [ use \> S - -i-" r, , '.. *•. . co ,.,t '! apology to Mussolini Stimson lalh- m'mtlil lie is suni : Tnt!v"lj-illiant' Cli tl: ~ Nllv >' hcnd5 inl ° tllc tri " ! ' The Wickorslinm reporl on prohibition, fays n dispatch from Washington, promises to be one of the best sellers of the winter tank season. Which is not bad for dry literature. OUT OUR WAY By Williams unit uilrrfnl to bi::itl up Ins own political possibilities. Butler inrt President Hoover, who approved his court-martial, are now tlic world's two most con- '. cil tl:o Navy heads into the trial. You Dee how the gossip goes- The decision to court-martial' Butler instead of letting him off with a reprimand came as a surprise to nearly everyone, so thecc has Seen a thriving market for explanations. SAX-MOM , A CAM OF CoHW — AMD 1 EvAjE-GnT )^M!^ Child Welfare Projects Show Great Progress Since 1908 (This is the fust nf for.: nrticles by Dr. Fishbcin on child \iclfai2 problems.) BY DU. 3IO15KIS FISI11IKIX I'.ilitor. Journal »f the American Medical Assorialicn, and i'f liy- r.ri.i, tin- Health JlJSJ'inc \VI-:n Thcocttirc Rcosev,;-. called the first conference on il.ilil welfare in 1000. the scienliiic evidence :1 on ai-cnrate study cx- prriir.-nluUou that formrd tlic bvksr=u:ul for tlic Child Welfare Ci-ufercncc ot 1930. called by President Jlui.ver. was ivn available. Even nt tlic teBiiinim of tM ::th century (be a'.lHudc of nian- [mvard tho child still uncivilized. The economist!- iiad nii cr.'.-tilat.'d thr value of the r!'.i:ci IT t'r^ ccmnr.uiity in terms rf dTn'.rs ti:ul cents. The soctala- n!.=ts hfd r.ct yet emphasized the • rdoltr.ri-V.iy) of child training to I e:i-nr nuci deiintiuoncy. 1 The psycho!c-ivts had not yet; ( that IV-. nature and. | charter of the child he;::i to be . net fiily a! i;^ IH-.t'n but | -.n;lt.-ri Ir.'.in beioie ils birth: In ! f;-,rt. even be'r::?,tho Ijiill-. of its; :,:f.'::fr >\\:A fiither. ! T.'.r plv. siri::;i had net learned j \\K •,-,<> ..-ihili'.i.j of ni.'vonlicn oi j :-.o infff.ioiis ilisc.i'r? i.l i-hlltlhood . r.:v !•„-.<! t'ae iiilta.Vu' rf-I.itionfliir-| i I'.vrrn n:.'-v.itiitii-,)'. 1:1(1 - he ll'ne- , labor and agains', exploitation o the adcle.'i-nl for the financia Rain oi tlic parents. Soon the altitude developed tha ..•o child is not the material prop crly ot (lie parent to ba exploite at his will. The sta'.e itself, repre Fcnting all the peoy'.e. has som interest in the child. On the children of today the state of the future must depend [or its p^rman- cney and its development. Few permit realize that the first bureau of child hygiene was established in New Yor's City as recently as 1908 and thai Detroit. Buffalo. Nashville and Los Aiweles followed in 1910. Today, 2& slates have separate bunaus ol cliiici hyslene. Mcrccvcr. Jhis movement hns keen stimulated by the nctlvitTes nnO flipper; rf hisndrrds of national and local organizations. ChlM labor is stiidsrrl awl can- tvcllert Ihicugh the NtTirnal Child Labor Committee, whith is iUelf an riitgrcwth of Ihe New Ycrk Child Labor Committee established in ISO The number of children employed Is icgiijariy dccicssina. Today n fedirai la« ami Innumerable stale laws alti'mpt tc tive pr'ntcc- lion to !he child ngn.insi cccnomic cxi:'.citntiin. THERE'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-advcrtisements. 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 tilings concern you intimately—they affect your life and the manner in which you live it. They arc new things under the sun. And advertisements arc the arms with which they reach out and touch you. Read the advertisements regularly. There'll be something new tomorrow . . . and the clay after . . . and the day after that. Something you wouldn't want to miss. ill i.:i- .! I .\ i * i. iki>, , ^,' .: ,,. n.^ [ el'.lici i\« had much a!lc-.:::on. lu | Kccscvc'.l's day. stiri?;! by cam- j v.r.ini fiCsccute;! by manv pericrit- | c/.s. 'lir v-:^': natio 1 .-; .v.-cl-ic ser.' t:ir,c:; : .:.'.;y to a c'.nu' E^aia.t child I DE'If.OIT. iUPi — Herlxrt A nium. desiring tn contribute EO::-.C- Ihla; to tl;c nnempioyrd arc; n-edy. hit '.liicn th.e tf^a rf fnsting a M-CCX and gtvin:: the S5 he wo;ild have tprn', fnr food to charity. Blum has undergone the fast twice. The r::ond lime he lost 13 pounds In the sever, iv.-;.

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