The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 25, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 25, 1930
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fitmm THB.BLYTHEVUXE COURIEK NEWS OOtBUSR NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS :*:- {.'<X' R. BABCOCK, Editor •• H. W> BUKBB, AlverUMng Manager »• OUtk Co, Inc., New York, iteBUi Da!l»s, 6*n Antonio, S*a ftyyfrco, Chloio. Bt. LouU. attMjr.**yy' Arteraoon Except Sunday, •• IMfNJd M nedod elus nutter at the poet <*fle< •' it Vrtherllle, Arkansas, under act of COOT*** October t, nn. by (be United Press : BUBSCBIPTION SATES By;carrier In tn« city of Blythevll'e, 15o per week or'tt.50 per y«ar In advance. By mall within 'a radius of 50 miles, 13.00 per Ittr, $1.50 for tii months, 8ic for throo months; by tnaU In postal acnes tiro to six, Inclusive, KM per star, In zones seven nl eight, 110.00 per year, payable In wiTir.c*. The Amendment There is under way n well organized amc! w:ll financed campaign of ridicule, abuso 1 and falsehood, designed to mislead the i)top. j : of Arkansas concerning the nature and purpose of the constitutional amendments on which we will vote at thj general election, November 4. For reasons not altogether clear the state administration has take?) a position of strong opposition to all of amendments. Presumably the administration fears some of them, as it has a 1 right to, .and is comhmimijr all of them to avoid possibility of confusion. It is to bo hoiicd that the voters of Arkansas will judge these amendments on their merits, not on the basis of any unreasoned blanket indictment, particularly whin many of tho loudest foes of these proposals liavq very obviously selfish motives for the position they have taken. Adoption, jof -some • of these amendments is vita] to the Welfare and progress of the state and its people. Others are'relatively unimportant, while only one, Number 20, holds serious possibilities of harm and merits defeat. Number 20 provides for the substitution of an elective commission of seven members for the present appointive state highway commission. It should bj defeated because it puts into politics men who have no business in politics. The fact that tho appointive system has failed as yet to take the 'highway commission out of politics has nothing to do with'the case. The present system''giv.;s us the possibility of a non-political highway body while if each' of the commissioners had to run for re-election every two years he would have) Jittle, time for anything- but politics. The editor of the Courier News will vote against Number 20. He will vote for Numbers 19, 21, 22, 23, 2<1, 25, 26 and 27 because he believes each of them has merit. It is ,t.ruc, as opponents of thrso amendments have said, that some of these proposals represent legislation by constitutional amendment and run contrary to the spirit of the founding -'athers. Opponents of these amendments arc welcome to make the most of . that; • The truth about them is just this: OUT OUR WAY __RjA-T]IEVILLjV (AKK.)- COURIER NEWS They lake away frtmi, tho general ;as- semblj'^poweiv; thai ouglil to belong to that ass:jnbly but which the assembly has shown Jtsclf unworthy to hold. They represent the demand of the citizens of Arkansas for protection against irrajxHisibiJity mid downright trench- cry on the part of their elected representatives. Tho remedy, it will be said, should properly bo sought in (he election of honest and miionsiblc representatives. So it should, but pending the attainment of such a .seemingly dUlant goal it will he wisdom for the people to hold in their own hands important pd\Vors which, for the present at least, cannot be safrly entrusted to thoir representative.'), i That is the case in plain language, and we. think it will liia'kc a -s-trong appeal to all who have examined the records of recent legislatures. It is proposal to'dc^this as follows: Amendment 119—Reserving to the people the ,-ole right to establish new state owned, operated and supported schools. Amendment 21—Tc:serving to the people the sole right to increase state taxes. Amendment 22—Providing for a state budget and forbidding ,thc legislature from making appropriations in •t'xcess of available revenues. Amendment 24—Compelling the governor to call special elections when required by In'vv and the" constitution. Other amendments, slightly different in iiurpos.? and character, arc: Amendment 23—To permit the courts to go behind the journal records when the validity of legislative enactments is questioned. This is to put a stop to legislation by forgery of legislative records. Amendment 26—Taking away from the legislature tho right to reduce salaries of supreme court justices. Amendment 26—Limiting state inheritance taxes to the amount of federal inheritance, taxes. Amendment 27—Providing that after the assessment and full payment of tuxes no proceedings shall be brought or maintained for reassessment of the values, on which-taxes arc based except for actual fraud of the taxpayer. • Number 27 has been th? subject of a good deal of controversy- and is cx- cced/ngly important. All corporations and all individuals should pay taxes on a fair assessment of their property. Tax dodgers deserve no sympathy and will gi't none in this column. But the present law permits and encourages a despicable form of blackmail under the guise of back tax collections. For the benefit of iwlitical favorite;-;, named as special attorneys, suits are brought for huge sums. To avoid : the expense of combatting such suits taxpayers usually arc willing to settle for u nominal sum. The back taxes, if any are actually due, go micolleclcd, and the spzc- ial attorney pockets bis fee and looks for the next victim. It is a dishonest practice and one that is giving the state a bad name. The people now have the opportunity of putting; an end to it. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark j SATURDAY^ OCTOBER 25, 1930 ^WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON Spiritual Weapons In a World War "Looks like we're going to have some difficulty, Joe bhes hoppm mad because we didn't get here this morning." WASHINGTON LETTER Greater Ailtotlcn for Five-Day I «tuld fc delighted to get Davis' Working Week Is Probable If Job. He is 69 years old John P. Frey, Metal Trade'; Folks in the Labor Department l.«dcr And Advocate of This thought for a while Hoover mlgit Plan, Is Named to Succeed.Sec- iiame Woll. who is not exactly n-tary of tabor Davis. popular witii the progressive ele- BY RODNEY DUTCIIER menl iu the labor movement. But Nt'A Service Writer lately labor people here have heard WASHINGTON—If John P. Frcy! that Woll was making too much becomes the next secretary ot | money to to able to afford the labor succeeding James J. Davis. | honor, considering the uncertainty The International Uniform Sunday School J^rsson for Oft. 26. Spiritual Weapons in a World War. Galallans 5:13-20. BY WM. E. CILROY, I). I>. EiUtor of The Consregationalist ' This is the lesson for World's Temperance Sunday. Here in America we may think, of this day either tco exclusively, or too little, In terms of our national problems associated with prohibition. To consider the problems of temperance, and especially of religion and of Bible study in relation to temperance, exclusively trim the standpoint of prohibition ir to cut[ off our consideration too completely from the rast of the world and to fail to make this a world's temperance lesson. On the other hand, to ignore the immediate and special problems lhat confront us In America, where we have nationally adopted a prohibitory law, would be to make the study of the lc:son too remote and too thc:i-cllcal- What would seem to I.; necessary would be to study (he lesson in its deeper and larger Implications, and then consider its application to our immediate problems. America's Preiilcm It Uiould never b? forgotten that our problem in America Is still very largely one of temperance and of voluntary action. The fact that laws h;ivc been pas5«I dras not remove from the stage all emphasis upon personal ideals and voluntary action. The fact is that voluntary abstinence at the preient time has an enhanced value br-cause it Is a phase of good citizenship and obedience'to the law of live land. There are, of course, certain circumstances under which disobedience to law may bccom? a valuable or eren a dutiful course. But it would seem that no conscientious duty could attach lo the drinking of intoxicating liquor. The man who disobeys the pro- s . avs. onor, conseri the country is likely to hear a lo'.icf tenure after 1D32. about, the : live-hour day which some] Beth William L labor leaders prcpcse as the mosl president of the C adequate remedy for unemptoy-j andJohu U Lewis. ™ '• Hntcliesoii , - - Mine Workers, have been trey, is secretary of the metal considered. Each has been de- tratios department of the American! scribed as the hard-boiled, type of Federation of Labor and lately labor leader. Each has actively .has been tiic mcsl prominently: supported Republican campalons mentioned aniciig those being con- tic-rite the A. F. cf L non-partisan sldci'cd by President Hoover for; policy. Each now heads a scrio"us- !!,„ I.I r^ 1 . .. .. j y wcakciled un : on Homer oi;co had the idea of replacing Davis with W. N. Doak vke president and Washington representative of the railroad trainmen's brotherhood, to take office March •;, last year. But the other the-Labor Department post. At the ofTered the. five-hour Boston . day resolution. Tn a report to '.he metal trades department he suggested [hat industry should, run on the basis of two five-hour shifts, . -••" •••*- ••«"», njurcn -i, last vear But tlie o'hrr f.vo daj-s a week. If employes did! three railroad tool leriiood, obtcct nolhin, toward stabilizing employ-j cj and th, idea 4 d™oroed a-I mint, the report said, there might though Dcak has since been men uiisc a stronz demand for govern- tlonul ns a roalbility >"""- regulation for that purpose.! Frank Morrison, labor leader. The most likely reason for his appointment as s:cre- iary Is thought to te lhat while his lfi;as arc not sufficiently radical to worry anyone he is not reactionary or selfish eiioush to nrousc as much cppodtion as two or three other labor leaders who have been suggested for the job. If he has small breadth of vb-lon, he is at least considered honest, sincere and industrious. As chairman of the federation's resolutions committee he used to ke Sam Gomprrs' ric;ht- hand man at conventions, but he wan ill duriiti; the Portland con- veulon in 1023 nnd Vice President , Matthct-.- Woll grabbed that iilace _ j and held it subsequently. He is a i "tree orponent, of public Kv Wllli;iin<? =hip alld 3 E(l °»8 believer in cc- uy »•» IlJlrflUS operation between laVwr and capital. He is a Republican, but has . not used his position as a labor I leader in political campaigns. He federation for about 35 years, has been urged by printers' and other unions, but Is not considered seri- ocsly. Ther; h?.s also been some talk of Meyer Blccmflcld, a lawyer and in- iel;u:oiis specialist of New York Ciiy. The .progressive later element has no hope cf seeing tiic appointment cf anycr; whom it ivcukl consider e.v;:;cia]iy satisfactory Its leaders arc almost unanimously in favor of Miss Grace Abbott, head of the Chitons iiiirean and an internationally fumous social worker. They also recommend nich men as President Charles p. Hovwl of the Typographical Union, Secretary Victor olamlor of the Illmoir Federation cf Labor President Sidney mi'mau of tie the Amalgamated Clotliinj Workers and Secretary Thomas F. Flaherty of »U3 National Federation of Pcst- ollicc Clerks. Too Much Milk Causes Child to Lose nv nit. MOIIUIS Fisiiniii.v . cd Kiltlor, Journal of the American i In Medical Association, ami O r nj_ | Jn Kcia, (he llcallh Magazine For many years it has been -en- erally understood that milk is the ideal siibt-.tanro for the diet ol the child- It is easily available. Minnie to use and is certainly an excellent toed from many p-inis of vow- It demands only the at!dHio-"'of certain salts and of ll!e Appetite .standard, may order to mako it a compete ! od As pointed out by Doctors F W. P. acngcnbacli emphasized the im- pDrtancc of k^rpijig the milk off the Inch until the child had eaten the rest of its food. Sometimes the child refuses to cat all of the food in anticipation of the miir. which it dblikcs and ccmetimes It guips down tii.^ milk so as to get as scon as )>ossib!e to the other food which it prefers, hibltory law is very „ „„, same category as the man who disobeys the tariff law or some other law of the Innd concerning which he might say that what it forbids is not something inherently wrong. Thciv: are many who feel that our prohibitory laws will never be entirely effective until a more vigorous campaign by precept and example is carried on in bolmlf of voluntary nbninence and obedience lo the law. The principles which apply to :he situation both with regard to| temperance in general and in re-la-' ' '•" —" ° :ion to prohibition In particular are Actions and lusts. Tairly well brought out in the lesson. Paul, hx his letter to the Galatians, is dealing with the mat- Text: Galatians 5:13-20 For, brethren, ye have b:en called unto liberty;" cnly use not literty for an c=c.ision to Ihe Jlrih, bJt 'by love sc-rve one another.' -For all the law is fulfilled, !r. one wcrd, even in this: Thou shill Icve thy neighbor ns thj^elf. But if yc bit™ nnd devour one another, take heed that ye b^ not consumed one of another. This I ay then, Walk in. the Spirit, and ye shall net fulfil; the lust of the flefh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flech; and these are contrary the ens to the other-, so that yc cannot do the things that ye wculd. But if ys be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these Adultery, fornication, uncleanr.ess, lasdviousnc-ss. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath «trifc seditions, heresies, Envylngs, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like- of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past that they who do such thines shall not Gcd. But the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness, goodness, faith. inherit the kiujdom of joy, peace, Ions-suffering, . freedom and tt!£ wise use of Meekness, temperance; against such there is no law And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the af- 'ctlons and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit Let us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one another one another. freedom. He points out what is i s of EUCh a high and hT±- Jnri™"' j",f ,'?' . CXlSlS f ° r i that the law do « not sort cholosy, but it is a wron« "By. . .-..-;.< .;.; Why should not a man do what neither w-e ing. It is a course that is abo the law -a way of life sa true, so , noble, so careful in its consideration for others that if everyone livid in such a way laws would not be necessary. So Paul says, "If yc ire led by the spirit ye arc not un- ler the law." Ho does nol mean by this to say that lawless people can claim privileges and exemptions :cv themselves on the pica that they are led by the spirit. The Rcai Test What he means, rather. Is that the life that is truly in the spirit worthy. There is a ireat ..v.... . . ,. " [•-•>-•-"•'.-,uj, UVIL vuiiLivi, ami i\^('.iiu>L Q] SCOilltT ^urli m-Hfrir- *;•**. i i ,-abidmg nor ,aw-defy- lie says, <,uite truly, there is o, esLbfi^.'^ew^psyS^^ "°J^.: . . „ ° ur American life and customs to What is Dwcholcsv. after think that if all were wiped out this higher course of life would naturally be followed, and tlwrc spiritual life and spiritual attlt'ud:? Freedom is a mutter of the spirit and the man who is doing what li" —, -...,„ ,— _.„ «*iiu LIU; iiiiiit \Mio l c (loinr ivlnf M are those who think that this high- approves as riju is f o'ow " t er course of life is rendered less (course that is rendered no ]e's free and noble through the fact;right and no l ?ss i!0 ble because of that tlwre are laws governing ran- any law that exists concerning the Hurt NfUf mill fllT'lin n,ln finrtl- n ^«*l__ m _ . ._ V.II.IJ^ 111C duct. Now nnd again one finds a man who says that he would refrain from a certain course of action voluntarily, but as the law- forbids it he feels inclined to do it. That may be a widespread psy- matter. To do something that thi- law enjoins is no less worthy because the law happens to enjoin it Thi is ft simple fact that is not expressed and emphasized today. -,,„ -,-.--; """"-.• ! nnd [orc «l "ic Confederates to re- !thc U last U acllve"°-xi4en<-r ) nf' r™ The attacK.T.g Confederates were treat toward the Red River. i federate an ho-lu n AI ii small force which had' eluded i After the Pine Bluff en-age- V,;"j , 5 '" Arkmsas pursmt n, the eeneral Confederate jment, Arkansas was completely re-' mA CUt ' n mccll " s was " cU1 at etreat. Their attempt to recapture j stored to Federal authority except Liulc Hock to c-nsiilt on measures the garrison was repulsed with a j a small district in the extreme for the restoration of tl-.> slate to decided loss. On that sarr,? day | southwest. Desultory fighting con- : the Union. A. 'T)r. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"! rJ^r/or fi^M "'• " PC " knowing'"^™! it must drink the ^ ^ron^ j Si C theU!eV foc^ S^ic? rSnfc cT i" ta T^* 122- ^ ^ ta iir^^: tor in the causing and devf! of loss of apiwtlte In chiirt-io- yond the age of infancy. Several exjKrts have dcscnlv.1 ill ! effects from excess feeding of mils but It is not known whcthi-r the development of this phcnoxi'-mu Is I due to deficiency in vitaum--. m d I minerals, whether it is |).sv<-ho'«t- Ical, or whether it is due ':,-, ,.,, 10 peculiarity of compcsltlor. or xnc . special substance in the milk \viien In child Is fed enough mil'.; ,., EC , er.vhalf its total amomn ot < ;|or, ics In the form of fat. it is \-;^'- v to citvclop a leas of a|ipetite score'• or .later. I A quart of milk a dv, O r.;t urg- has felt that - . — ~w -.. as dry as pcs- plble and that the mllfc should be given only in the quantity which the child desires to take at the end of the moal. VINE BLTJFI' ATTACK On Oct. 25. IS03. after Little Rock. Ark..- wjs occupied by federal troops, the Comceierates retaliated by attacking a Federal garrison at IREISAGGOD SERVANT" - -, • -.-, i A.BAD MASTEPJ•• GUARD H|M CAREFUuy

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