The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 17, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 17, 1930
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THX COtremt NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C, R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINX8, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising rin i&dmat F. CUrk Co. Iric, New York, Philadelphia, AU»rit«, Dillas, Saa Antonio, Bin Fraucltcp, Chicago. St. Louts. Published Every Altemoon Except Sunday. Entered u Jteeopd class mailer at 'the pott oflice tt Blyihevllje, Ark»ns»s, under act of Congress October «, 1817- Senred by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier-In the cliy ot Blythevllle, 15o pec wtck'or KM per y«r in «dv«uce. By mill within « radios of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, 51.50 lor »lx month:, 85c lor three months; hv -nail In' postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year, In rones seven >^J right, $10.00 liertytui 1 , payable lu ed7«rice. Sidelight on Politics For a revealing commentary on politic; 1 as it is practiced in the United Stales today, w; refer you to a recent news dispatch from Washington touching on the approaching congressional election. ' The dispatch was written by Ray Tucker, one of the cnpittd's besl-in- foimcd correspondents. After remarking that the Democrats believe they have a good chance to win control of belli the House and the Senate, Mr. Tucker remarks: "Democratic leaders admit they are not enthusiastic over the prospects of capturing either, branch. They would prefer to let the party in power rutain control, but to have such strong representation that they can harass the administration's legislative program, with the aid of the G. 0. P. insurgents, and oilier the 1932 national contest with the argument that President Hoover's four year*' have been barren of accomplishment." That Jjrief paragraph tells a great dral about American politics. 11 . explains a lot about the low esteem in which the average citizen tends to hold congressmen and senators. It is in point of fact, as caustic an indictment of American politicians as you are apt to linil anywhere. Oiij would suppose that a great political party, deprived of power for a full decade, would be impatient to get back, into the saddle. One would sup- posc-Hf x one. didii^t know- Amerjcampol-... itics—that its leaders would be eagerly drawing up a program by which they could put their policies into effect when the 1 day of control came. But are they? According to Mr. Tucker .they are hoping that th;ir victory •won't-;be too overwhelming; hoping thajiVtney won't be given any. real responsibility; hoping that they won't be called on to show's just what remedies thr.y have for the nation's ills. All of this, of course, does not mean that the Democrats are any more grasping or short-sighted than the Republicans. On the contrary, it .emphasizes once more that the chi;f difference between the two parties is that one is in and the other is out. The outs want to get BLYTHEVILyS,JARK.) COURIER NEWS back'in/but-they nro vainly''praying; that thcy_.won't get in too soon, This anxiety demonstrates fairly clearly that thj;y have no well-considered' plan for governing the country, This has been the prevailing tono in American politics for a number of years. As a result, we arc not ruled by statesmen but by politicians The 'dc- Bire to render public service is not half so strong as the itch, for a good place at the trough, Aladdin's Lamp Eclipsed Not in the least surprising is the report j«a made that in Ihe first half of 1930 the usu of electricity by household consumers increased 13.7 per cent ov-r the first half, of 1929 rind 29.8 per cent over the corre'spoiKling period in 1928. lilcctricity has added vastly to the conveniences and comforts of thrj modern home. It runs (he washing machine, heat'; the iron, turns the fans, toasts the bread, perks tho coffee, operates tli; radio, warms tho bathroom, sweeps the- carpels, lights the rooms ami performs numerous other duties at the turn of a 'switch. Even Aladdin's magic lamp never accomplished half as much as this mysterious energy that enters our homes by two slim copper wires. That we are using more of it is an indication that we are living better, A Kansas newspaper Is urging- that an exlru slice of bread be cntcn to aid wheat consumption. -Some men have more Ihau acccmmo- dafcd elnco the business depression by taking n loaf. You can't blame the fellow who lives next dco r to one for calling It the Sore Thumb course. That Western Art. connoisseur who recently removed the paint from u $100 cnnvas and uncovered an "Old Master" valued at $150,000 had good cause to say, "Things arc not half as bad as they're painted tlicsc days." One fact, to keep In mind these hard limes Is that a small roll Is ollen better than a loaf. A London restaurant has installed telephones at tables. And, now It's a problem to tell who the waiters are. in MaJayn, they say, fish leavd the water lo climb trees. Thoy probably tear some relationship to tlic species ; that recently climbed trees In back yards ot this country. John Docg, U. S. tennis champ, Is selling advertising space fo r a New Jersey newspaper. It should be easy work for a fellow who lias so oltcu cried on the. courts: "My Ad!" A steamship line reports that 75 pe r cent ol the reservations are made by women. Is this what Is meant by berth control? A jazz band, n news item says, plays daily in a London jallwr.y station. And maybe the fel- Icw with the megaphone croons the train au- ncur:cmcnts. Short story of a nvan with a toothache: vMU-flll-blll. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1930 OF BLYTHEVILLE, AR- "I wouldn't cat lunch there in iht boudoir, Pete; lei's go into the.breakfast nook." WASHINGTON LETTER By ROHNEV 1HJTCHK11 One section of the survey covers NBA Scrvko Writer ln\ 67 /important industrial cities. WASHINGTON.--Tlic exact cf-|730,000 members of labor unions feet of the business depression and I The groups Include bakers, build- resultant unemployment upon .the ing trades workers, chauffeurs and wages and working hours ol labor leamsleis, granite and stone work- cannot be surveyed until the dc- j ers. laundry workers, linemen, prcsslon is over, but experts ou! longshoremen and printers, labor conditions report that there ' T ) lc , average wage per hour for have "been marked changes In the nl | lra{ | CS considered increased previous trends both as to hourly from j U97 in 1928 to $120 4 - m wages and hours. , 1K >9. The largest increase in Prior to the past year there; «. ogcs tor nny grollp WM „„, 2 „ was a slight but sleady average. |1C ,,. ccnti for lhe bakcrSi increase In hourly wages which ,.„ . . ... now appears to Have been replac- i * llc , dccrc f K m !™*' n S ," ours cd by a corresponding decrease. | avc «6eu only one-tenth of an There was also a small gradual P'?" 1 :; bul ".' at wa f a continuance decrease In working hours and the : of thc Pilous steady downward trend In that direction has *«« movement, totaling almost a 10 accelerated. What will happen to scales in.the nctr future remains a matter of 'speculation, although consensus of opinion is that there will be no more than a negligible change. But one net ellcct of the extensive unemployment, situation, it seems certain, will be a much rlOUTOURWAY By Williams more widespread application of the shorter working day and shorter working week. Lately, the five-day week and Ihe six-hour day have been more than i per cent decrease since 1913. | Average hours per full-time week wage | wcre ^ 8 nours tor 1929. Seventeen per cent of the workers covered were found to have working weeks of 40 hours or less mirt cnly nine' per cent had a working week of more than 48 hours. J-'civcr Hours for Buildtrs Thc building trades v.'ere found to show a general tendency toward the five-day week with 68 nnd 65 per cent of painters and plaster- food Apparently li. :s uevclOpM | AN ORDINANCE >'0. '371 E5- m the green coloring matter ot TABUS1I1NG SEWER IMPROVE pl l nt f-., I WENT DISTRICT NO 3 cod liver oil Is rich In vitamin- "Whereas, parties claiming lo b< A, and apparently there is WiAQ the owners of a majority in as- derivative of carotin In cud jtver, sessed value of lhe property lo- oll that gives rise to the vitamin | catcd within the territory hcrln- A. Cod liver oil If properly stored after described have filed a pe- 'Wlll retain Its vitamin A content'UUon praying that an Imprave- for long periods. In addition to ment district be- established foi | Cod liver oil, r.jveral exlracls con-; the purpose hereinafter set out. lain both vitamin A and U, and "Whereas, after due notice as re- nre jnw available for those who quired by law, the City Council of wish to take lhe vitamins free from 'he City <A Blythe/illc has heard ell, Unfortunately the extracts a11 parties desiring to bo heard, available are of two varieties — and llas ascertained that said pe- Ihcse lhat have been standardized lill(m was signed by a majority and proved to contain sufficient of mor e than filly per cent iv. amounts of both vitamins A and D asse ssed value of the owners ol to bJ of service, and forms rea ' properly within said terri- whlch hav,; not been standardized- ' ory; and for which the claims made are' NOW ' THEREFORE BE IT QR- unwarranted- The physician \vm! DAINED DY THE CITY COUN- bc able to advise lhe pallent which : C1L> of thc extracts arc poient, and the information may also be had by Scctl °» L There Is hereby cstab- wrltlns to the American -Mcdlc-il "* a " improvement distric'. Association " ' embracing lhe following property, to-wil: Beginning at the Intersection of the West line of North Franklin street with the North boundary line of thc City of Blytheville, thence run east along thc North boundary line of the City to the Northeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section Ten, Township Fifteen North, and Range Eleven East, thence run South along East line of said SW'.J of the SE^i Section 10-15-11 to the intersection with thc North line Section 15-15-11, thence continuing along line between the East Half of thc Northeast Quarter and the West Half of thc Northeast Quarter of said Section 15-15-11 to lhe quarter section line between the Northeast Quarter and lhe Southeast .Quarter of said Section 15-15-11, thence West on said Quarter Section line ,to Die East side of an alley running North and South and being the East line of lhe liarron-Lilly Addition lo Blytheville, thence run south along the east line of said alley, to thc intersection of said line • with the line between the North Half of the South East Quarter and the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 15-15-11, thence run west along said line to center of Clark Street, thence run South along the East line of the Hollipeter and Shonyo Addition to Blytheville to the Southeast corner of Block Six of said Hollipeter and Shonyo Addition, thence run west along south line ot said addition to thc line running north and south through the center of Section 15-15-11. thence north on said line to the southeast corner of Northeast Quarter of Ihe southwest Quarter of Section 15-15-11, BURGOYNE'S SURKENI)I'.R On Oct. 17, 1717. the lurnln- point in'the American Revolution « p as reached when General Burgoyne snncndered with about 500 men lo the American general Gates at Saratoga, N. Y. Durgoyne lauded In America early in the year and. was p!ac?u in {Command of a powerful expedl- licm of 10,000 men with orders to penetrate into New. York state from Canada and then march south to join General Howes' forces, so as to divide tli2 American confederacy in half. Burgoyne captured Ticonderog.i on July 6, but on Aug. 1C, a detachment of his army was almost annihilated. Then, after t\™ decisive defeats at Stillwaler, he surrendered lo .Gates. Washington permitted Burgoyne to return t;> England, but the king refused to see him. Burgoyne went over to the Opposition party and resigned his appointments, but on a change of ministry at the close of the Revolution he was appointed commaud- r in chief in Ireland. ever discussed! as a partial remedy for unemployment nnd allhough there ivlll be no general adoption of any such readjustmenl process it is conceded lliat the movement In, that direction Is '.bound to be somewhat more rapid. Show Wage Treml ers, respectively, working the short week. Only a very small percentage of the other trades reported any five-day week. Some of the increases from prewar weekly wages of IQ13 were showi; as follows: Bakers ICO per cent, bricklayers 129, carpenters The trend of wages and hours , n 8i hoti (, Rrr i e rs 173, painters 148 for union labor up to May, !029. Is j chauffeurs 99, teamsters U7, long- jhowu in the most recent complia- shoremen 90, newspaper compositions of the Bureau of Labor Sta- tors ' 103, pres: tlstlcs. Although there was considerable unemployment ,in the winter of 1928-20, the period most comprehensively covered by the bureau's studies fell in the so-called peak iwrlod of prosperity. There have been tabulated 4271 BuT STi V.L . \<S V-\O\M WOO MAMAC-.EO TO AV_\_ TUE -r^-^e^'^ -- '-.-••v' 1 -'»M=\ G'^iMGr HOO AWW -•• ^jjifi^^^^^r^ I mifirw\ C1»X>*»M««*'«- I ' 1C «« « *"' W. union scale quotations for 1920 for which there are comparable data for 1038. Of these 3143 sliowcd no change cither in wage rates or hours. There were 970 instances of increase in hourly wage rates as against cnly 69 instances of vo- diictlon. There wcre 893 cases of ncrcases in wage rates per week as against 140 cases of rcducMon. ismen 12G, slereotyp- ers 06 The greatest increase listed since 1313 is 1S8 per cent for steam and sprinkler Utters' helpers in tlie building trades, ivliicli means that Uwt group received practical!} three limes as much per liour in 1920 as in i913. The average union worker, on the basis of the bureau's statistics worked only 91.5 hours in 1929 for every ICO hours of work in 1013 He received $2.40 on a weekly taj- is (or every dollar earned in 1013 and on the basis of wages per hour he received $2.62 for cacl 1013 wage dollar. Little Known of Vitamin A Except That It Is Important BY DR. MORRIS FfSltllKI.v j man bring In a large number o Editor, Journal cf lhr Amrrican Medical Association, ami of Hy- Kcia, the Hraltli Magazinr Although a number of years have passed rincc the importance of vitamin A in tho diet was first n:tod. the pccisc activities of this ,m-, :«ln A deficiency. .Apparently the mln In relation to life arc not sully | absence o a sufficient amount of understood. ] rliamtn A leads to easier infection. Indeed, its source is not c\bso-1 In a scries of experiments carried cases, accompanied in many in stances by a visual disturbanc called night • blindness. In addition to complete abscnc of vitamin A from the diet, ther is of course the possibility of vita WHITE TOMATO GROWN 1 VANCOUVER. (UP)—A returned oldier farmer at Chilliwack, B. C.. fter many years of experimenting, ias produced a v.'hite tomato, ,'hlch is non-acidic and has been :ultivatcd for its medicinal pur- x>ses. Persons of the Chinese and Jau- iv?se racer, who are born in the United Stales are citizens by vir- uc of their birth. thence west along south line of the ' Northwest qubr&t'.of the Southwest Quarter to the East Right of way line of Uic St. \ Louis-San Francisco Hallway, thence North along (he east line of 1 said right of way to Its intersection with the south line of the right of way of the olc^ Jonesburo, Lake City and Eastern Railroad, thence In an easterly direction aiung the south line of the said J, L. C. & E. RR right of way , to the Northeast Corner of Lot 1, Block "F," Barren-Lilly addition, thence North along West, line of alley between Lake Street and Lilly Street lo Intersection with south line of Main street, thence West along South line of Main Street to the West line of Lake Street, thence North ' to line between aforesaid Sections 10 and 15; thence West on said line to West line of Franklin Street, thence north to point of beginning; for the purpose of constructing and building a sanitary :e\ver system with the necessary laterals to serve the territory embraced above, of acquiring rlyliis of way for the ECwer line; and of providing an adequate outlet for the said sewerage system, even be- I'ond the limits of lhe suit! district if deemed advisable by Ihe board of improvement-, the line of said sewerage system to begin, y'- terminate, be located and constructed In the places, in the manner and of the materials and with such disposal plants whether located within or without the district that the board of improvement of said district, hereinafter (o be appointed, may deem for the best interests of the district. 'Said District shall be known as Fewer Improvement District No. 3; and E. F. Fry, L. I. Taylor and A. P. Smith are hereby named commissioners, who shall cotnposo the iictird of Improvement for said district. Section 2. Because of the tm- sanitnry condition and the urgent need of sewers in said territory this ordinance is necessary for lhe preservation of the public peace, health and safety, nn emergency Is hereby declared and tills ordinance shall be in force from and after its passage. Passed and approved: this the Hlh day of October, 1330. NEIL HliED, Mayor. Attest,: S. C. CRAIG, City Clerk. . Read Courier News Want Ads, out In Norway, everyone of 1133 vitamin A deficiency rats showed infections at times of death lu;'.3ly Known. Notwithstanding this doubt and vagueness, al'. authorities arc agreed that, A is of the, greatest importance for j particularly Infection of the kid- lite and health and rKoinin?:;d a|"ey. Some British investigators refsular'ccnsumption of ihis vi'.amlnl'oiiiid that rats fed on a vitamin by all human beings, particularly for the growing clu'.d When vitamin A w,is first stud- led, most of thc Rtlr'imo:! «,>? given lo complete «br:ncc! of ih^ vit- | aniln [rcm the diet of r\)vi'ir.vnlal anjmals The complete rramval of this vitamin brings about (Inminalion of the eyes xcrcphtrmlmla. This dK.::b.ince dees not disturb the avot.ifo liu- A deficient diet ceased to grow, and two hading investlgalcrs, Drs. H N. Green and E. Mcllanby. cin- firmcd the case of infection on a vitamin A deficient diet- They proved, morx)vcr, that the addi-. ticn of vitamin A to the. diet cans-' ,. m-'cd thc Infections to heal and i>re-| called, vented new infections. Such Infections as hns b?on accumulated indicates that rarotm. man being, but a groat (:r;i,;oncy «'hlcli is the yellow coloring mat- cf vitamin A in the die;., .-.; | lco .. tcr in carrots nnd in other foods, pic In some parU of the «;<:•'..-;. ;>ar- has definite vitamin A properties. I j ticularly In Labrador. Indie.<•«.-that Vitamin A is not developed in the! | tho disease may occur In ;;•.« rw- i animal bJdy and must be given in Stoves! Stove Winter Is Here! You might as well buy your heater and get ready for it 5 Car Loads to Pick from We have 5 solid cur loads, we must unload, why not take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to buy your stove wants COAL HEATEKS Oak Coal Heater - - $6.95 Cast Iron Coal Heaters - 6.95 Cabinet ^S Heaters - 24.95 Moores Cabinet Heaters 65.00 Combination C ^ 0 °J Heaters 24.95 WOOD HEATERS 22-inch King Heaters - $1.95 26-inch King Heaters - 2.95 Cast Top Wood Heaters - 6.95 Perfection Flor °/ nce Oil Heaters 6.95 5-Burners LeB o U n^ n onco n ok Stove 38.85 $300 IN GOLD FREE Given away by Grand Leader, Hubbard Hardware Co., end Hubbard Furniture Blytheville, Ark.

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