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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 12, 1931
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY^J931_ BLYTHEVILLE. (AHK.1 COURIER NEWS PAGE FIR in ires BRUSHING UP SPORTS Lauferiluty<;ageL w .„....,...-..-^~1 j , • , A j O . I " Lead At biakr In/riltToiiUe Sox Antique Is Oldest Man Under Big Top for 1931 Diamond Campaign. BY CLAIRE miRCKY NBA Service Sports Writer CHICAGO, Feb. 12.—By far the most interesting bit of in ton nation In the 1931 roster of the Chicago, White Sox, which contains uractl-1 tally every piece ot statistical data ' except individual finger-prints, is ti-c little item in the dfUe-anU- p'.ace-of birth column which reads "Sept. 6, 1888, Cascade, la." The date would mean -little but for the fuel that In another column on the same line is printed the name "Urban Charles Faber.' And with this combination of nam; and date, yen have a sloty. Old Red Faber, veteran of 17 • consecutive While Sox campaigns, is ready to shuffle into another, burdened this lime by way at being the oldest player in major league baseball and Hie sole survivor o! Hie clan of saliva ball dispensers Faber was a collegiate twirler ol major league possibilities before Hal McKain, his pitching team- male, was born. His first profes- Eionnl offer came from Dubuque in 1009 and Pittsburgh drnftdc him the following season. The Prrata shipped him back to Dubuque only to recall him In 1911, after which they released him to Minneapolis Red then drifted to Pueblo and DCS Monies and while pitching lr his home state he was sold to the White Sox for S3500. He reporter at the close of the 1912 sensor while -Charles Comlskcy and John McGraw were completing arrange inents for a world playin? tou with stars recruited from variDir, v major league teams. "" - Comiskey seized his opportunity to look over his new purchase, but ty the time the outfits had reached the west ccasi lie had Faber ticketed for tiie return trip home. McGraiv then stepped in with a proposal to take lied in his outfit, jo our hero shed his White Sox uniform ill favor of Giant toggery. On the trip around the world he pitched four of the five victories the McGraw team won and, in spite cf generous offers from McGraw. the Sox owner determined to hang on to him. Without the spitbaH, Faber himself.. wil| tell you that he novoi cculd have reached the majo! leagues. He could put something or the bull Uy ciders means but c sore arm which developed in 191 while he was at Pueblo made hiir roscrt to the moist delivery. There after he mastered the trick and In swears he never has had a sor arm since. Req knows the sv.'cet tasle cf I hero worship and the sourness of lazzberrics. Annual campaigns hav: been full oi both for him. He als3 appreciates the .ill-revealing glare of a woi-ld series spotlight. Faber pitched and won thy?e games for (he Sox in the 1917 world scries with the Giants. He also st^le third base with a teammate occupying that comer, introducing a "John Anderson" for the first tim? to world series competition. And lie was on the mcund the day Heinle Zimmerman pursued Eddie Collins across horns plate with the tcore that gays Faber and the White Sox victory. '1'hi' undisputed leadership ol i!:i- City C;ij:e league- will vest with ll:i' Clus Hounds or Ccmpany M witrr lonishl's games :it the Ar- .11.11 y. Tlic Gas biys nml th; I me-now thaiint; the top position [in the nive, each with three vie-1 1IY MAUTIN J. INSUI.I. I/resident, Middle West Coiii|iauy 1 dare say you hsve henvn nuout and note the current curloons and editorials, you cannot escape this defeat, The two phrase. | te.uus will clash In the final ball!? If you lead the reports of senatorial speeches, the, articles and act- jjeih- dresses of some college professors, Apes, and (he legislative messages of llio FriscoUe-me of our state governors, you (uxf tile iit-Jackers will clash nuiBt have liad impressed upon and in the thud game llubbard'.-, your tnliitl this sinister, threaten' on tonight's card. 'tin 1 firit tame will bring r Hie Dixie Filers nncl Hie Tlic lifit name will sUul at 1:15 A Finnish right The Finns were second la The "Power Trust" Ullllllrs; iir< in the service or In the rates which Mu.icks of a trust. Indeed, electric light and rower c-s cani'.ol reduce output, u: other inr* same one ''.it I..I-HI:.;.., treated the iay be the ' I own Hrelj- the "Power Trust." If you read; raise raits because, like railroads, the political news fiom Washington j tliey me compelled by law to serve all who acek service, anil their service and the. rules that they cltavEC me determined by government—preferably, as In most states, by a public service commission. They are completely regulated, and it Is hardly neccssnry for me to point out lo you Hint no regulated Industry can on a trust. The two t'.iints cannot exist together In the tiio Merchants' Inj trinity of words—"the Power electric light and power Industry, Trust." Intent of those who employ the phrase so freely Is lo convey to grown-up minds the same sorl of Pet. I shivery thrill lhat Orphnnt Annie .150 Imparted lo her little friends as .150 site cluintcil. "the gobble-uns 'II Bit since you arc always free to lodge complaints will) your slnte regulating commission as to cither service or rates, nut the fact that the industry is BASEBALL'S jIGGEST lONERS FRED MARBERRY almost undid his great work of 1924 in the final series with St. Louis late in September. After a wild slugfest, — Washington went into the last half of the ninth, leading 15-14. Victory would practically cinch tho pennant. Marborry, as relief pitcher, allowed St. Louis to fill tho bases with one out. In such a crisis the team ..... ., i ii -II L. t.!A.An ,4-Un nt^nUnv Tit n * mats a*. r\ navfaf*¥ in the field hopes the ball will be hit to the pitcher. That makes a perfect double play setting. The batter obliged by hitting sharply to Marberry, h^rf A cinch double play b'y merely tossing the ball to the catcher. Instead, he became arted I tt throw to first, then changed his mind and heaved the ball to second, tered started I tt throw to - . .500 you i'f you won't watch out." .500 t have never seen nn nttetnpl to .MO describe- a uobltn, nnd with possibly L! .SCO I one exception, 1 don't believe thiU .£>0|you cmi recall In any news dispatch s^ch or editorial, n real clfort to explain what dm "Power Trust" is The exception I have In mind is ecent comment by Fran Kent the nationally known llbcra spaper, (he Baltimore Sun. Mr I Kent, after questioning senalor and politicians specializing in th 'Tower Trust", came to the conclusion that it Is n myth. Our tjov- Uuxl. This motive I? exploited by ' | n smnll group with socialistic tendencies, backed by a few political aspirants and some radical newspapers who, for a* selfish purpose, rise to the defense ot the people, whether they need defending or not. By creating the general opui- lon that; a group of Individuals and corporations Is a Power Trust, tliey tire able to bring all kinds of charges against Uie thing called "the Power Trust" without assuming nny legal responsibility. At the present time their activities are a distinct threat tf> the poekclboolf of the American workman. These attacks are already causing regulated makes It possible to I a few of the holders cl power and arouse prejudice against It by call- light securities to snow some un- Ins It a trust. Citizens still recall easiness, and nmy make It .a little how promoters of trusts—such as harder to raise the necessary money Ihe Sugar Trust, the Tobacco Trust (or Increased, facilities to meet your and others—tried lo cslablisli mon- demands for service. This Is partlc- npollcs In the nineties in violation ulnrly unfortunate In a yew—and a of (tic law. On the other land, critical yt'ar—when the electric in many respects, an electric llg'.it jjower Industry has planned and and power company Is u monopoly I rhopes to spend on new construc- cicalcd by law. Out of this decep- htlou $500,000,000—an amount ot live similarity, iiollllclans—through [very considerable. Importance at a their own lack ol understanding, .{line when business needs all the or else with a distinct purpose in 'stimulation it can receive. mind—possibly Imvo caused some When one considers that the ex- the same conclusion the I back in 1927. This Is a mailer ot •Uhietes of the United Stales in public record, he Ninth Olympic Games al Am- The "Power Trust" must Ihorf- 19^8 Since then they fore remain a myth until the poli- lave been coniiii" rapidly. Like the tlclans. professors .anil cdllors who 11 team "llml start- talk about it so glibly condescend lo amWtlous football .,. cd signal practice as soon as the 6'vo us pistol shot ended tile big name, about it. norc definite information ps s , . the Finns were pi-aclicini; for 1932 But of course I know and jon before the crowds had filed out ol know, what they Intend to make the arena niter the 1MB games. I one believe when they uso the Runar Olils, u iiewspapennan words, "Power Trust" — because from Ilclslngfors. Is the advance both power and Inis used se, a agent of the team, and already is alely, refer to actualities. By po« i contusion In the minds of Ihc pendlture ot $800,000,000 means voters us to the essential differ-V-iteady employment at good wages enccs between monopolies created for 400.000 men throughout 18311 '"' public convenience, and nionopo-1 these assaults on the dec once set up to restrain trade, Undustiy are in reckless or Increase prices, or both. of Immediate public welfare. agen o e eam, , in San Franclseo. preparing Ihe way. they refer to the electric IB i and ' ' . While reticent abrmt Ms team's !»*'« When Ihc j sas , . The ball tolled into center field, and two runs, enough to beat pennant. Red Still Throws 'Em WmLU lt-lU;ellU HL-llll, IIJD n-HJ,,.J| . • Ml,,,,-,! chances, he indicate that when Ihe trust, they allude to ni legal point., arc added, Finland may have form o business organlza ion, de- made up the few lhat it lacked forced to "strain rale b mluc- victory in the Mst Olympic games. »>s outpul, or raising pi ices, or WOKK T1CKKTS SOLD NEW HAVEN, Conn. 'UP)- -Even Ihe unemployed have a racket here. Investigation has revealed that "floaters" apply for work with city dcparlments and sell the tickets entitling them to dig ditches or sweep l'.reels. It was disclosed alsa that st the end ot a week's work. lab:r- cvs Ecmetimes sell pay slips at disc-cunt. FRANC STABILIZED PARIS. (UP)—Government statistics shew that while the franc I ir. stabilized at five times its pr> j war value, living ccsts in Paris have risen to an index figure of 531. an increase, cf five y.Dinls over the previous IriniKtrc. The lnd:x is based en th= requircnicnts cf a workers' family of lour persons. I DYOU KNOW THAT— , Edward Morgan Lewis, presU »nt of the New Hampshire State College, used lo be a stnr >itcher for the Boston Braves: . Tiie New York commls 1 ion Imrred Schmcling us clnin- ;n because he refused to fight Sharkcy . . . The Illinois com- nission banned wrestling last •3ar when Jim Londcs refused enter a championship rour- ir.ment. . . There you have It vroikiug both ways. . . . After ides refused to enter tlia I! : llnou tournament, he organized a tournament of his own at Cincinnati, where ring sport b ed locally and not by a s'.alc bcaid . . . PcEsk and L-cndo reached the finals, b-it Pesel was thrown frcm a horse, sM: he, huriir.g his shoulder so badly he could not meet Lcndos giving Ihc Greek the litle by <le fault . . . What title? Just en cf th; wrcsilhv; titles . . . Yc: can pick tr ; em up in any 10 cent store. Ohls came early "to learn Ihc Ian-1 guage," he says. » * • \uriul and Others The Finnish contingent will be Your own cvcry-clay experience ] and common sense are enough to j convince you lhat the electric light. and power industry Is neither con- I do n'o'-j bcllcvo It Is necessaryli Eight hundred millions ot dol- for me lo argue lhat electric scr- Jnrs productively spent by an in- vlcc ought to bo n I'cuulalcd mono- 'duslry which serves American poly. And if some of the news- households for an average o[ eight papers, politicians and professors nnd one-half cents a day may not who arc disclosing the electric In- teem Important to politicians, whose duslry would come out frankly and bare of olher people's money has ' call It 11 monopoly Instead of em- never been extreme. The manager- ploying a sinister phrase, like "the jal and executive ability of politl- Power Trust," we would all under- cinns as contrasted with tho elec- stand what the shouting Is aboul. Irlc light and power industry may . You know It's a monopoly. There be gunged In some measure from is only one company from whom Ihe fact that be'.ween 1605 and most of you can buy electric ser-1 Isuo the clcclric industries of the.. vice You have had your experience United States' reduced the aver- In competitive public service iacll- age price of a unit ol household ities and found It means economic electricity from eleven and one-: waste—which, In tho end, you half cenis lo six and one-halt paid for, Many of'you remember cents, while Ihe average per capita the Iwo telephone companies. We revenues taken from citizens by certainly don't want tu go back city governments in the some time ly in Ihe lO.MO-mcter event nnd the marathon. Nurml believes he can set a new record over the 20- mile route. In your home. 1 feel KUIC Ine you are paying your local ,.„...c company for energy are lower they used to be. and Nurini is only one of a sreat| nre rc(iumi from Ume to ii mc as the community In which you live uses more and more electric ter- tbat will Willie Hilola, who de- of Finland. leated li:c Phantom in the 5000 meters at Amsterdam, is to be n vice. Your lo lhat. We decided long ago rose from twenty-three dollars to that In the- long run we would get seventy-two dollars, belter utility service at lower rates Only a fortnight ago, In one ol fvoni legulntccl monopolies than I his dally messages to the people, we could get from competitive com- Calvin Coolidge said: "For the panics That's why we adopted stale United Slales to go Into the elec- rcgulallon of public nlllllics, and, Irlc business would be a gross rnls- wlth comparatively few exceptions, use of Its powers! and Involve it in comncUllon In public ulllity scr- all kinds ot political abuse." Well, ' vice Is ns much a thing of the if that Is what you want, applaud_ past as Ihc candle, Die washing- and'Join.with.Ihe. others In their board nnd (he stove-healed iron, shoutings about the Power Trust. As long as the service Is good and If it matters not to you whether Ihe rates are reasonable, moiiopo- your children shall have the same ly of service is allowed, but when opportunlly to express their enter;: and where these conditions do not prise and Inltlallve and possibly bill, it is true, may be competitor. There Is a newcomer. . , ^ ,, mi ; w , lm you u - e( i c lcc- Wirtaiien. and Ohls thinks he may " (r j cu v on iy to ilslit. the house- exist, the state regulating body can. grant the right, ot competition. Monopoly in the electric light and before Ihe year is over. Another | lll( , mnc i,! nc . a vacuum bs beatins both Riloln and Nurml .. MOU ~'vmi nrobobly run a wash-j power Industry legally evi;;=, Ihcrc- L .,.. ...._ :„ ..... ._„„.„! out »"« -""' i cleaner, lore, only as long as the industry plays the game fair. Although regulation of Ihc industry by slate commissions was not originally suggested by the electric light and power interests whole' but was first supported Wedded Life And Football? Thai's Easy, Say ' strong runner over the 5000 to 10.- COO meters is Taivo Loukola. If you think that name Is strange, listen to this one: T. Tso-T!ol!o, a middle-distance runner. Besides these, there are some eld candidates whose records con- .iUite threats to Yankee tiomln-i- icn. Akiiles Jarvinen, winner of he world pentathlon championship ast, year, will lie in Ihe lists. So vill Paavo Yljola, winner of Ihe Amsterdam pentathlon. Ti-.e new vorld record holder in the javelin event, Malti Jnrvinrn. brother of Akiiles, and K. Pcntillii, who was t'.ird in the Javelin throw at Amsterdam, will compete. Atlilcffs f.'nme I Some idea of the remendous expense the European countries will bear in sending their athletes to Atlanta Honors Favored Sons Ucad C.v.trScr NEK, Want Ads, -e P5o?LE TELL LIES 6KAUSE IHE TROTH LAKE \ [JyNEA Service MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.— Profes EOrs, coaches and the general pub lie may have their favorite theo ries on the lack of harmony be tween football and marring?, bi Clarence ^fl:nn, Minnesota's All Conference guard and c^i elect, and Mrs. Clarence Munn linv exploded them. The Munns have boon nnrv:?i three years. Hoth will graduate from the university in 1332. Mrs. Munn once dropped o;it of sc!:93l. but that she found was not har- • niouious to a football husband's . life. "When he came home ni=hts from football praclice, he was ti::d and had to study, while I wanted to go places." Mrs. Munn rxp'.iin- ed. "Now we both stay horr.c and study, except for one nig'.'.t ^nt each week." Munn believes mnrriajc has uade him a better fou'.tall ;i'.ay:r fc explains this by saying lie has mere regular hours an:! b:U icmc-cocked food than the re,: of the fellows, and do;.sn't h.'.v, .-e across Hie city when he v/.ints a date. Both Munns like outdoor <;v^'t: He is 23: she is 21. They live '::' ?•' apartment in the sbadov. ul th Minncscta fcladnim. -.vhcro he i-:irn cd the honor his le.immalc; fcestDwcd npon him fo;- ir.c fa'.; c 1931. Los Angeles is Gained from Ihe Finnish budget: Between 30 and 40 men wiil tr.-.vcl In Ihe Finn contingent, and the bare Inside expense for each man is SMO. Thirty athletes would cost the Finnish .Olympic committee 003,000 marks, which leads one to believe that even tho Finland is a coid country, all the assets arc not frozen. Ohls says that many business firms pay Ihc expenses of own athletes, relieving the government of a burden. .,./ elsctrlc fan, a curling iron, a toaster, and maybe an eiectnc range ann tcfrigemlor; lo say nothing of your Iron and your .any other household clcclric appliances. When you think back tni years, you realize how much more you are doing electrically about the house than you did then, at a comparatively small increase in your monthly bill. There arc about twenty and one- half ml'lion other household customers who like you. do more or less of the household drudgery bj electricity. They pay their electric company on the average right ana one-half cents a day. Jus! think of it—eis'it and one-hall cents per day! And all this fuss about the •Power Trust!" About ten million of thCEC cuslomcrs pay an aver- to rise above the average that you had, then fall in line with those who are trying to recruit all the radical elements of the country njainsl American institutions hand- ed jtavn by the framers of the Constitution. If what you want is government litical c' ccssfiil ip and pb- .,r succtss- the unsuc- .,,-:-:hip and The tnuintiiy of coal in China is estimated lo be enough lo furnish the whole world 1000 years. HKOTHCRS KATTI.E IX I'Ol.O T^TUc^a pcacncs «re~w^ned an* dmtf in Atl.nla thT other j NEW B^-nuXC,m. W day. The occasion was a dinner In honor 01 W. L. ( Young> Strib-, ^sel^ o^^b.oa.c^um^ o^,,^ i ling, potential licavyweight champion v.iio nicsts Max Schrneling ' cr :rol!cr polo learns clashed Here. O Ith-'tille this summer. An invited guest was Bobby Jcn:s, retired chain-1 one team were M. Hayes. W. lies-j pirn of golf. Pictured above at the table arc, left lo right. Younj Slrtt)-, jor, .T Kccley I,. FMeii *** ling, Bobby and "Pr." String, Willie', falhcr-ma,u 3 er, wUh other f^^'^ ^.^"H,^, for more thai -• • * I of five cents a day—the price lb U 1M1UIU vill v HIM i"-". u"t-i ~~ . --. mainly by critics of the inriittn'. op.i.illoii, then applaud tlio^e who we hear from tlitw: former ndiier-1 use such myths as tlio T>ower cnls ot rcEulatlon that it has - •••--• ----- • — —'—— now broken down. Nobody else seems to have heard tt'.e Ead news. Certainly not people who use clectrlcily, because year by year Ihe- number ol electric users increases, and consumers buy more currcnl at lower rates. Certainly not the Investors, wl-a have provided In the last ten years approximately eight billion dollars lo the industry to build the facilities lo mccl the public demand for eleclric service. The success of the American plan of runnliw the electric light and i live ce,.» a u.*,— nackaJol ! chcW B um. The power Industry is attested by Uc ten nillliou pavan average act (hat the growth of the Indus- ten niunim in. ^^ _, ln v. Hiaf Ampr runs. of i of twelve cents a'day—less than the price of a package of your favorite cigarettes. Just for get your try has been such that Americans, who number nbout one-seventeenth of the world's inhabitants, use e un of ,« when you aixml one-half of Ihe weed's out- ge vo,r ue^t n o,°,hlv hill rrom put of electricity. Every foreign th« electric companv. divide the, commission lhat has come Here W the net' bill by the fmd the reason, lor America s i 1, 1- amount of — — - number of days the bill covers, and find out what elcclricity costs you , unstrial supremacy .ias Included in its report that an Important ex,..- are I plaiiation is "cheap electric power. ' " ncr dav See whether you , .......... ... -.,„•. Uove cr b.lou the national aver- anywhere and everywhere. of eljjht alldonch Such arc the facts about the reg- Fcr my sake, or _-- olher executives of the electric for'the sake of I ulatcd monopolies which serve the Trusl," and who Dave no interest in unsuccessful industries. If, on the. other hand, you believe i»lttl Abraham Lincoln that "in those things that the people can do best -I for ihcmselves, government should not interfere," raise up your voices against the. Increasing government activities in, and Interference with, business. Let those politicians who attack the business of the coun-; try by innuendoes such' as tiie "Power Trust'' know that the time has come for hands oH prlrate business, and more attention to public business—the business of government. Tell Ihem that you are satisfied with! your electric service under Its present form of wncrshlp and operation. Tell them Ihe fact that tho home makers America are using electric ser- ce in Increasing numbers and In creasing amounts at decreasing ntcs. Make plain to them that overnment Is not so efficiently anaged Wat you care to take any hances by having it manage the oimtry's industries. Point out to hem that they can save far more well payni your banqueters in the background. and R. Hoder.. light and po«:r industry, as w 5, yours. I hope you find yon J ore of the nation's fortunate lew whose bills run up to fifty cents n day Uut no mailer what you are nil just think of the enormous stations, transmission lines, distribution lines and all Ihe olhcr facilities t'.iat are nccefsary to fcrvc you — all ol which you can call lo your use by urcssin" a button. And think of the wondcrtally varied service you get for fifty cents a day. To you wo- American people with electric energy Those who talk about a •Tower Trust" do not deal with these facts, nnd do not even cal the Industry a regulated power monopoly, which is its right econ omic name. When men use evasive language nnd icfms, the prcsump lien Is that they ate iisln? la«8 uage according to the formula o Talleyrand— lo concsal thought. men who spend that amount, its prrbablv qulle a iitlle less than What, purpose, — then, is the thought, th , the motive back of th innuendoes aboul the "Powc Tiiist"? The motive is lo arouse suspicio with the hone of destroying U ' liii;br,tid's daily And ll:c ctmric company ls niakm? it cr.s:cr and easier (o use move clcclric service: and the more you . can us-- to adv.inlase. the lower land lower the rale will ue. Von ran take my woiil for that, backed up by your" own experience of the ' last ten years. Then t'icre is noth- bill- principles cf pioneering.' develop mcnt. ownership ann operation n Individual free men— upon whic the foundation of America's erea ness hjs been built— and repla ing them, in the electric |»wcr In duslry, with government owns ship and political operation. Th is only thc'start. If it is success! money for the people, of the United tales by attacking the extr»va- ence ot government and reducing axes than they possibly can by Hacking an industry whose aver- ge charge to the home maker is ight and one-halt cents per day. Tell them to attend to public bus- ness more and to private busl- icss less. That will give an oppor- unlty for each to become more efficient, instead of wasting time n attack on the one side and defense on the other. No matter what our respective views— whether for or against public ownership—let us be done wllh the myth of the "Power Trust," vhich Insults the intelligence of the American peopV. While Governor Pinehot ot Pennsylvania Is no friend of Ihc electric light »nd power industry, one con admire him for coining: out boldly and saying what he thinks, and not hiding his real Intentions behind deceptive phrases.' Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. "At Your Service"

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