The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1931 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 9, 1931
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fAGE FOUR BLVTOEVILLE. (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1 THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. K. BABCOCK. Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Managtr 8ol« National Advertising ReiiresentaUve*: The Th'omia P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, S»n Antonio, San Pi-incised, Chicago, St. Louis. Published Ever; Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Elytheville, Arkansas, under net of Congress October 9, 1917. Cerved by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of BlyUievllle, Ibc per w«k or 18.50 per year In advance. By mall irithln a radius of 6G mUea, $3.00 per year, $1.50 lor six months, 85c lor three months; by mall In. pcsUil zones two to slit, Inclusive, Cfl.60 per yew. In zones seven «:d eight, $10.00 . per year, payable lu tdrar.ce. Important Legislation While the current session of the Arkansas legislature holds promise of constructive mid progressive action along a number of lines, it also is being asked to destroy some of the achievements of former years. The majority of those who go to Little Rock as; senators and representatives sincerely desire to serve the interests of the people they represent. They are faced, however, with more questions than they can give adequate study, and unless the people make known their desires at least as forcefully as do selfish or misguided seekers after special legislation, the makers of our laws cannot propsrly be censured for failing at times to act for the general welfare. In the press of big appropriation bills and outstanding proposals involving changes ii( tlie entire set-up of our government, a number of rather inconspicuous but none the less vilul legislative matters arc likely to stand or fall by default. For example there is pending in the legislature a bill to make the office, of county superintendent of schools elective. On its face it seems harmless enough. It simply provides for n referendum on tli3 question in any county where a petition to that ctl'cct is tiled. But it means putting our schools back into politics. It means that the county school superintendent who holds his job must bo first -of all a ^politician and. a vote-getter, and second, if at nil, n school administrator and educator. It takes a highly specialized kind of training and experience to operate a large school system. It is simply not the kind of an office that can be filled to best advantage by popular election. Friends of Mississippi county's school children can render a real service by making heard their protest against this proposed legislation vigorously and promptly. Another important measure of which littlj has been beard has to do with the future of public health work in this and other countie.;. Dr. Garrison, bead of the state health service, in an interview in the Arkansas Gazette yesterday made it clear that unless some action is taken by the present legislature federal aid for public lirnlth work in Arkansas will be stopped. After the OUT OUR WAY middle of this year it is going to bu necessary for slates to match federal appropriations for this purpose. We all know the viilue of our own county health unit. We know that the work it is doing is essential to the development and progress of Mississippi county. We n\fi> know that were the entire burden of its support to be shifted onto (he comity it would probably be necessity to curtail the .scope and value of its activities. The plain necessity is for a stale appropriation sulflci- cnt to me: I federal mil and thus insure the continued functioning of this agency on an adequate basis. Tlie bill for that purpose now before the legislature provides lor a tax of oin-half of one per cent on life insurance premiums. It is too bad that a special tax of one kind or another seems an inevitable aci'umpaniment of an appropriation of this kind. Tn this particular case, however, the special tax has more than ordinary justification. lAfii insurance companies derive din.'ct benefit from public health work. They can well afford to spend one-half of one per cent of fhuiii income to make possible the carrying on of a work that will help prolong the life span of their policy holders. The bill should pass. the Charity Flayed A secret vexation lo many doctors is Ireo medical service they give. It Is a Ihliiu they nrc squeamish about discussing In public. Only when one acaulrc.s a, public position tioeo he occasionally talk. Thus last week Dr. Charles Gordon llcyd, 45, Manhattan surgeon, made of his Inauguration as president of tho New York County Medical Society— important component ol the American Medical Association—a megaphone for His old professional grievance. Annual free medical attendance In the U. S., he estimated, amounts to $'JG5,000,ODO. Doctors need ihe money, for fewer than one out. ot five of them ever y.ivo enough money to compensate lor their cdnonllon cost 1528,000 average). To reduce medical charity, President Heyd expressed four thoughts: 1) A slnp al the general public: "The oul- Iny' for cosmetics, cigavcU, cheuing gum, avc expenditures that are in no scnso necessities and arc distinctly in the luxury class. These luxury expenditures total over live and a luilf times tho total cost ot all non-government health services. The amount spent, for tobacco alone is three times as much ns lhat spent for physicians ami the American people, spend more for aunty lluui they do tor doctors." 2) An insurance recommendation: "We must feme lo some scheme whereby the cost ol the professional attention, or even the hospital. might be spread over n sufficient number of months lo enable the patient to lltiuliiale his Indebtedness and be n self-respecting, responsible member of the convmunity." 3) An insistence: "No free clinic should be permitted to operate without, reimbursing the attending physicians for their time." •1) A promise: "If tlu doctor could be assured of. let us say, a minimal revenue from all the patients that he tokc-s earn nf. he co;ihl well atford to permit a reduction on some percentage of Ills work." —Time. New style pajamas, n fashion note be trimmed with sleigh bells. But have rv popular a-pcnl? SIDE GLANCES By George Clark ."—;ind we'll title quurrel." never, never have even one teeny weeny COO arc delinquent, and 600,000 are dependent. If (he figures are added, it will bo found that this list totals far more than the 10,000,000 children lhat II represents. It aoes Uiis because of i the Intimate relationships that ex- i 1st. between physical defect*, mental defects and psychological and sociological problems. The dependent child is itself a. great problem. When tho dependent child is mentally retarded ,it Is l.even more of a problem. When it i is malnourished it Is almost a hopeless problem, and when to this is I added some gross defect, -such as blindness, hardness of hearing, or & damaged heart, the community has a catastrophe to consider. Tho vast majority of children In these groups that can be ctiiractcr- ^ iz«d grossly as abnormal are practically all subject lo several of the ' defects that have been listed. To assign them to any special group of Investigators, to any special department of the state, or to any single source of assistance is mere- j ly to attack one phase of a problem, which must be considered as a whole if any real progress is to be made. No doubt, with these considerations in mind, the president of the United States, who lias had great experience in humanitarian activities for the child, called the conference in which all cf the various .pedalUts wr.o arc concerned with such matters met to exchange the knowledge that, they had accumulated in their special fields. Any group of fathers and mothers may believe that these problems of abnormality do not.greatly concern tiiem. This would be a- form of unreasoning and ignorant conceit not warranted by.the actual MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO SHC WASHINGTON LETTER Members of Women's Intunalioiiiil League fur I'cacc and Frvuluin Ask Probe of Atrocities In (iallcla 1JV HODXEY UUTCIUZIl NEA Service Writer prises with bare oilier detachments tho leading men the village, stripped them and beat them with flails. When men became uncon. scions cold water was poured up- WASinNGTON--Pcople with an on tlitm and the beating was re- appetite for atrocity stories cinlsumcd, often with 200 or 300 always get them from some part, of the world nml now they are gelling them from Poland. The reports come from wlmt seem to be reliable authority and arc cum- • pletely denied by Dictnlor Joseph Pilsudski's representative here. Polish Ambassador Tytus Filipovvicz. One trouble with atrocity stories is Unit, much as everyone likes to believe them, they aro like'.y to be exaggerated. The olln-v trouble is that tlwy arc always oltidally cUnicd, en tolo. whether true, or only blows per man so that the flesh was "horribly torn." Boys and old men were beaten and their bones broken, according to Miss Sheepshanks and Fr.iu Oppcnhcim. Bleeding and fainting victims were sometimes thrown into cellars and left for 24 hours without medical attention ov water. Refusal of iriedi- cal treatment "was one terrible feature of the whole procedure." Many cases of death and life-long Injury Ircm gangrene are alleged to have resulted. Priests and school masters were evidence. There is hardly a home In the United States today In.'which there are children, where there Is not also a problem in behaviorism, in nutrition, In development and In character study. Business Men's School Planned for July CAMBRIDGE, Jrtass., (UP) — It will be schcol days again for many business men next July. A special one-month course for executives • will be given at Harvard Braduate School of Business Administration. Subjects will include nuance, public utility management, retail distribution and store management, sales management and railway transportation. RICHEST EMERALD JUNES MOSCOW, (UP) — The richest emerald mines in the world, situated in {ho Ural Mountains of Russia, are being worked nnd»r an American concession, which has introduced the newest American methods- A, large proportion ol the output is sent directly to New York, instead of to London. lies against the Ukrainians in eastern Galicia, as is bein; widely charged, he presumably would bo recalled to Warsaw, fired and incarcerated in Marshal 1'ijsudski j crfat bij horj3cgo\v at- Brest Lilovsk. L'rjje Investigation The Ukrainian members of the Women's International League recent!)' customary treatment as described, "numerous cases of excess" of all kinds of cruelty are reported. Several doctors found dressing wounds were imprisoned. Women sometimes were beaten Insensible and often victims were forced to shout "Vivi Pilsudski!" The Women's League has a- long list of names, dates and places to back up the story. It al.=o has a rc- A scientist says germs can be made to generate electricity. Picture folks .-.neerfng al the generator; says, will will Ihcy By Williams CHURCH EXCUSES By George W. Barham I guess there arc cases )vhere p pie really need help, .but — . this lady said she wanted to vitc me to Church until she fou out that Jim and I belonged i the same Church she belonged t She fell that it would almost I like meeting me down town an asking me to go with her tpir own home. We talked a long'tln thought she never would was due to call one of o Bridge party at which we decid For the past lew months Jim—, that's my husband-and I have' planned every way we could think of, and:to save me, we could not get started. It really is a shame for so many ot our friends that go to Church have invited us to go and we hava promised every one 'that asked us that we would surely be there Sunday. 1 just kills my soul to think have so many things come up at the last minute and we have say, "Well, next Sunday we surely will go". I told Jim—that's my husband—that there was something wrong when members of our own Church invite us. Onq of pur rrlenos—well, I don't know if she really is our friend at our- last meeting to do some-?. thing or give part of cur winnin for we do sometimes play for actual cash. I finally told her that we wanted I to go to Church and fully Intended not, for she does not attend any i to, and Jim meant to go list Sun- i of the so:ial things that we go to, j day but when he learned that the | and I don't believe she knows one tiling about Bridge—well, anyway, she came in to see me and got to talking about church and some of the things some of the ladies were doing to help out ,in what 1 call Charity. And that's, another thing 1 don't believe -in very unucn. Oil, Preacher taught the Mans' Bible I Class he said he simply could not I listen to two sermons on Sunday morning by tho same preacher, and I for a person (o go to Church .B'Jrt | not go to Sunday ~ ' '; ' not be fair^and you may say 'Miat, | you plea£C^.JirA' v is' : fair'-. I'LL OPEM THOSE BAGS AviO Sl-lOW co-^e IM AMD PiMCrt AU. , Ti-itM , AFTW? VOoR AMD FATHtCf HA\JH "VHtiR AT TvAGM, Ti-VE. CREAM PoFFS LOOK 1 t-iv<£. SAVJ DuST- THE. TOMATOES MAvje TO Be. OUT OF -vf.\E. BAC-r AMD CGOMTR 1 -/ MEEDS \S TRAWSPAREMT SAGrS , FOR MOTHERS, GET up so the elections was at about the tame lime that IHlsndsk: was thrmvinir :ome of his most important polii:i'iil enemies into Jail. there were nearlv 150 incendiary attempts in southeastern Poland early in the fall and that the trouble became too torse for local police to han- n-vt somewhere 3M 'village;, were raided by cavalry and police. Hnnduc.s, -peihaps several thoivsai brutally flogged. . . The plan o al ! .-imilar. they declare: 1 ''••"" ec » tribu n/™,' l .«Ti'o|^W." tile Pohsh government community enter-j won't tell. rick burnings attributed by and Ukrainians "to school boys going through the. 1 country m\ bicycles. Coiifidcntlal reports to the government here have Indicated that there were plenty of floggings, seems lo fc= sure how wcrc! .ick was °S j 10,000,000 U. S. Children Have Defects Surveys Show lTWs i- the wron.1 cf tour ar- ticks b> t)r. Fishhcin on child wcl- fnrr y-ntj^ 1111 ^ HY I)K. ttOKUIS V1S1IBF.IN Wilcr. Jriirnal i:I thr Amcrlc'in .Medical .\KCcialloii. and of Hy- B t:;'. the HcAlth M-.i7.utnn !u cprniiigt the White HcnK Cm- j octlv( . cr Hlcma uv retarded; rt'iire on Child Wcllarr. held In 1.000.000 have delcctivc speech. l.COO.OCOO have v :ai; or iinmi hearts; 382.000 are tubzrcnlons: 342.000 are crippled: 50.000 arc partially blind, and H.COO are totally blind: moreover. 073.000 dcm:n< psychological :tuny because of th? problems in behavior which the> present 450.000 arc menially cic- 00.- \V;ishnutcn in Novisntor. l'r:s;de". • liitcLl brieflv soni? el tht luir'.c- nrcS n bo cor-: v;,-,tcl auUHj th= 1CjMO children: w -~ c.ui. ty th:> a.d cf preventive ir.'.'Jior.c ;i:ut j:""!"' 1 ' sMial nnd ec- "iic ?'.i:ciy, he made mcve happy IHVJ cf :r valur ;o the slate. C! she -',5.000.000 rhiidu.i in tin' Unilrf 6;al?.s toJiy. ci'.y 35,003.000 nic r.rr.m?.! in the i\Msc:-.?vbi- in- iprcU'.itti cf that word. It i.- i-;;i:nn;e.1 ilu: .1: !r^ft 5.- O.CC1 a: 1 .- i:r>- 'r.-riv i-.-.::-!"': 1 ?- Announcements "the Courier XOT.O hm been authorized to make th: following j Etincnncciv-.ent;, subject to the will! of the people T.X the munirlpal •, election lo be he!J April 1: WHEN YOU ARE QUEEN The Empress of Germany was taught as a girl to mix dough and bake bread. Housekeeping was a serious problem for Queen Victoria of England. The Empress of China sent anxiously to remote parts of Asia for delicacies to serve to guests. When you as a housewife enter the portals of your new home, whether it is a small apartment or a residence of magnificent proportions, .you are truly a queen with power greater and swifter than any of these regal ladies possessed over their own tables. You have behind you the organized resources of the greatest merchants in all the world. These merchants do not wait for your orders. They anticipate them! Bread? Merchant-bakers will deliver it promptly to your order, in waxed paper, warm from the oven, perfectly mixed.and baked to perfection! Housekeeping? No special training is needed for this today; for mechanical servants serve you at every turn, and the advertisements are always at hand to guide and advise you in your selection of food, furnishings or household aids. Guests? Advertisers have made the art of entertaining one of the most precious accomplishments of American hostesses... and their authoritative advice helps you meet every delightful social occasion. Advertisements have made you truly a Queen in tho American Home! I For Mtynr A. B. FAIR FIELD Tor City Treasurer KCSS BEAVERS ir:-e:rction. 2;:cl !:rml

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