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Blytheville, Arkansas
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i'AGU SIX -A UK.) FUE IU.YTHEVILLK COUHJKK NKWS TH£. COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. BA3COCK, Editor R. W. HAINES, Advertising Bole National Advertises Kejresvnlfillvr): The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New Yerk. Philadelphia, Atlanta. Dallas. Ean Antoulo, bnu ?ranclsco. Chicago. El. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Eucpt &indey. 1 Enteitd as second class matter at Hie post 'office at- SlylhovUle, Arkansas, wider act ol Congress October 0, 1311. E«rvcd by Hie rjnltcd StBSCBlPTION HATES By carrier In the city or Blytlicvitlc, 1!x: per ireek or $11.50 per year in advance. By moll w'.imn n radius o! & ui««. tSCO liri . vear, $1.60 lor six months, 85c lor Ihreo montlu; oy mall In pcilfil zones two to »>x. iiitluslvft. ^JW per yer.r, In 1 zones seven »sd eight, $10.00 KC year, payable In edTftr.c*. S/uzre Cropping and Cotton Tlic txpevicnce of recent year*, ami the outlook for Hie years immediately • ahead, bolli -otter impressive evidence thai the share cropping system of oj>:-r- • ating large farms in the c'liUnn Ijult is doomed. It has mliieud :\ las-jro prnpoi-- tion of our tensinl 1'ar.miTs lo dosUlu- tion, il lias bankrupted many largo farmers ami driven others lo Uic very verge of bankruptcy, and I here is m prospect that it will do substantially . belter in the future. • Drouth, business depression, and credit contraction have only emphasi-i-d the evils of an unsound system. Had we had no drouth, had business been something approaching normal, the difference in the condition of a groat part of our mra'i population would , have been only one of degree. It has ', been a bad condition for years,'anil it ! took disaster of the kind that has been ! experienced in. recent months lo reveal •.. clearly just how bad it was. '. The fundamental difficulty is that' ', with the methods in common list 1 a ' farm family cannot produce enough '. cotton to provide itself with a decent " living. That is true with the price of cotton where il is now. It would be ; true if the' price were considerably •-' higher. Nor is the land owner's share -• of the crop sufficient lo provide the necessary equipment, to pay taxes, and to give, him an adequate return for his investment and his risk. Th,£J : e are two possible remedies. One, and.we believe it is the bust one, . is diversification. That doesn't neces- -!. sarily mean turning to other cash crops, i. although that is desirable to some ex'. tent. It docs mean making the farm '. self-sustaining from the standpoint of "„ food and feed, automatically reducing '-j cotton acreage andV the cash coat of • cotton production and providing profitable year-around employment for the , farmer. The other remedy is to sub. stitutc. machine power for man and !. mule power in largo scale operations. . That is already being done, and a lot ~ more of it will have to be done, if big ^ farms are to produce, cotton profitably. " It cannot be fully successful until nui- • chine methods of harvesting cotton are • developed to a practical point. ; Neither diversification nor power OUT OUR WAY farming is well adapted to the share cropping system as we know il in Ihe cotton belt. Shaiwopping aiul the 6"ne crop system are iiK'Sli icably linhui!. \Vilh lliiin is joined the practice of borrowing against i'litun: crops before Hit 1 seed U even in the ground, a practice which makes economic disaster the sure and imtnediali! I'linscquenci 1 n( ciop failure or iriiirkui failure. \Ve have gotten by in I lie Mississippi valley d.)la in spite of Hit- rollcnnt'.-s of our ugriciiiliiral sy-;ti m beam*,; of Ihe imeqstalled productivity of our soil. Sometimes we have even imagined we wei'c pro^jjciing. lint far-seeing men have realized tin- necessity of :i change for years,' and r. nv their views are receiving altenlior they it aver obtained before disaster liit IIH. If enough of us fan get the picture of what is passible here to bring about a revolution in our farming system iKis valley will in no long lime attain a prosperity that from the .standpoint of solidity, and from the standpoint of tiii: .umber of people enjoying it, will put to shame the most glorious days of old King Col Ion's reign. ^THURSDAY, FEBRUAR_Y_19, 1931 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark // Was Worth II Try as we can, we an; unable to get indignant over the fact that the Nyc Senate campaign funds committee spent more than ?9li,UUO in nine monlbs. Strenuous efforts have been made to make this look like silly extravagance, but they don't wash very well. ' . If Ihe Nye committee bad done nothing else, it justified its existence and Us-expenditures 'by its revelation of the shoddy trick that Nebraska politicians tried lo i ut over on Senator N'or- ris. To bring that bit of skullduggery out into the light of day was worth the whole ?0b',000. Do the critics- of the committee mean to imply that they would \\-\f\\ that example of political piracy had gone undiscovered? ::ny cause changes In the I'locd and In the heart, and that jieople will lend to becain" addicted (o the u« cf the drug without endeavoring to ; clear up at Sir, to'.irce trrj condition for which the drug Is used. | The very gieatest dangsr In th2 use of fuch preparations is the fact that they arc apparenlly so harmless. Many of (he common liealnch: i pswdi'rs s:M through :/>:la fcun- I tains ecnta'.n accliiiUld v.-iil?:i 1 tcnis to £ubJu: the p^i.-, bii: which Is particularly dangerous on .account cf It; elfe.'L un in: t'.:-. • and the heart. Some, cflhe mcst w!d;!y i;.;3j I preparation: . for headach; or I pains generally sold directly to ! the public inclLd:- mixtures ci , amidruiiyrine and o^ time Imhit?.! I drugs alon; Is dangevou; if in'.-.':i: l in overicrage—an;! the omt'.ni'.Uy.-. I may Ijave al! of the danjji's :;'. I b.T.h. There Is lnc-Lle:ilil!y t:v j:o* Isiljllly that Ihe individual vhc ttfshss merely ta have his pa'.n ::-- lievect gels a sleep prcJuor. which li an clfc:t he did iu-1 wisli. ] The individual who wishes m:r-.- j ly lo overcome Ihe tendency for 1.sleep £els a drug thiu lowers '.r<- | tjmpcraturc and thereby brings BE SURE YOU'RE RIGHT- Strnngely cncugh, the wet bloc In Congress hns nothing to do with the drought idler fund. No conipl?lc llsl of the animals Is available, ntil II seems there h plenty of bull connected with Big Hill Thompson's mayoralty rodeo in Chicago. Though his profession is humble, n plumber is proud uf the uood connections he makes. A scientist suggests the arm grasp greeting instead of (he hand clasp to minimize germ transmission. There's no danger "muscling in" lure, apparently. "I*lay something st'iilimentsiK" WASHINGTON LETTER 'owcr of SrH-'akcr, FTnnr lA-ader air.l uon of various measures passed by Oliaiirnan of Home Rules Com- [he Senate as well as others pro- mlllte to Bu Curbed When 72ml iwseil by reprefcnlalives — and Cu^Brfss Meets. >oinetiinrs even sii[)porled by a pia- • • • jority of them. Its iron hand lu: nY RODNKV DUTCHEIt been used on such measures as the NEA Service Wriltr ; Ncnis Lame Duck Amendment WASHINGTON.—The n.Ies of Muscle Shoals legislation and varl- the House of fieprefentatlvcs, ens of the relief measures inspired which up until tile SD'.tUer bcvur,'. by drought and economic distress loan bill was rcporte:!, had given Hills can be kept with committees .lie administration soinetlnng of a'indefinitely under the present syi whip hand in Congress, arc sure tc.iem. be revised when the 75d Confess: Congressman Charles F. Crisp ueels and finds the House with an .one ot the most distinguished par- insurgent balance of power. ; liamentnrians here, has prapcsea The autocratic power of Speaker | changes in rules which already have Longworth, Republican Floor bead- attracted considerable support an or Tllson and Chairman Snail of.probably will be backed by an In the rules committee Is bound to be reduced, even if the Republicans maintain the existing setup of 213 ! nis first change would permit th Republicans, 21G Democrats and various House committees to hav one Fnrmer-I,aborlte. i meetings without being called b Incidentally, some senators also | the chairman. If three member confidently predict the unsealing ci Insk tl:e chairman lev call a spoci? George Moses of New Hampshire .meeting, under Ihe Crisp rule, th from the presidency pro tern, cl tha ~ l ~~' 1J ' " ' - ' surgent group and nearly all th Democrats. Senate. There will to a clesi cleavage between the two parlies ' chairman would have three days t acquiesce or refuse to call a meet ing for within seven days of th in the Senate ns 'well as the Tlo'ise. request. If the chairman refuse of course, but some of the rr-sju'.nr ! and a majority of the commute Englishmen, statistic:; show, live longer than Americans. The philosophy of Americans Is that It is belter lo live fast than long. Drug stores In n. ntimlicr of cities are reported lo b! selling meat. At last, the drug store "cow'-l;Dy comes into his own. One of the cri;:I facts of life is (hat after you muster up nerve to go to the dentist,, lie takes it from yen. . Skaling rinks, says a news item, are to have, colored ice. Will hockey teams henceforth win or Icsc by a shade? By Williams Republicans arc also privately expressing opposition to Moses for various reasons and have been wondering which 0112 among them wil! be willing to be a candidate IDI the job. The presidency pro tern, is alivriT. purely an hencrary post, however, and any change will be unimuDr- lant as e.imp.ircd with the probable change of operaling methods in lh» House. Longworlli, who probably will succeed himself as speaker, has a;!- nlttci! that the rules will have to >c liberalized. And the hand of the Lonsworth-Snell-Tilson Iriumvlrnt; could te forced, anyway, if a few insurgent Republican members should vcte for another Republican for speaker or for the Democratic candidate. In one case the dea-l- ivad signed a request, tin nieelin would be held regardless and th committee would b: in a p^sltio to report the bill under cousidera tlon to the House as soon as liked. Mcst itnjiortanl, however, is tl projwsed change in the "discharg rule." A committee cannot now instructed by the House unless majority—218 members vole initiale a petition to inslriic When (he insurgents caused a dca lock in December, 1023, the res lars acquiesced to a discharge ru requiring only 150 signatures, b the intent of that rule, il shown, could lie blocked by filibu ters . Crisp nor,- proposes lint a pel tion signed by 100 members sha bs enough for a vote or. any mo- 1HRTH OF COl'W.MCUS On Feb. 19, K73. Nicolas Coper- cus, mathemalician, and founder modern astronomy, was born al lorn, Poland. At Ihe age of 27 4 after he had adualed from the University ol rakow, Ccpsrnlcus was appointe-j ofcssor of mathematics in Rome xmt 1530 he wrolc Ills "lac Rev- utions of tlie Celestial Spheres, pan which his tame rests. Before CopcrnicLS i'. l.vas gesi ally believed that the earth o: ipied the center of the universe lat the changes' of day and nigh produced by a rapid revolutio: (he heavens; thai the sjquenc Ihe seasons and Use apparen lotions cf the planetary bodies ar auscd by the revolution of tlis su ud planets in orbits of variou ompicxity, subject to the comino ally motion of all from east t •cst. But the Ccpjrnican system rev esenis Ihe sun to be at rest in th enter of the solar system, and the arth and planets to move around in elliplical orbs. The explana- lons given by Copernicus for vari- tlon of the seasons, etc.. etc.. are ii the whole, correct. He laiil l!ic i ounoation upon which Kep'.cr. Ga- j t[t is ' ailsect on. •juices. OIM1ITKCA MmKt CHURCH EXCUSES ]Vy CiCOr^e W. Hirh^m After serving as head of cur,crty, making at more attractive t'.i: Church for fifteen years I believe 1 attendance would no doubt pick \\ -. am qualified to say just, how r. j Now, why should ws spend Ri-:) 1 - 'hurch should be run. I (1 fwc had it) on such la:nf:- '-.can't understand our membership.: ery as repairing the building as ': especially tl-.2 past lew months. Of. put it beautify the ground. I t -11 course, they arc all human L-eings j him what we needed was a Prcach- and a lot of men) an* peculiar pud | er that would preach the Bible I'• • do not unrtt-rstar.ri why I do nat | way I told him; that the ens v.: take their advice. I told them las;! had now paid no attention to :r.: week I hat a man of my ability and i even after I had selected him need advice rinninc a Church, experience did when it came io and some of them arc continually tr,!king about our attendance iall- inj nil since I have b:cn running things, and even had Ihe nerve to C£i: me if I did not think It wo-jld be n s-'od idea for ;i.s to do swne- '.!'.«:;,' to Iry mid z 1 -'. sonu- of ihc and cro tx>ar4 of to come ba:k that i£ the ileo. Newton and other scientists. | which I am the head would fix up built the structure of modern as- the building and beautify the prop- ronomical science. text to preach from. While T wr.-i away for a month they took advantage of me and hired t'm's prer^'r.-, cr and there seems to be a feeliiv; against the board, or at least t:i?y way I'm running things. I tDli -.1; • hired man and son-in-law—?.r 1 they agreed with me—that thL' c'h- er two members of the uoard :WT.- ed to be siding in u-ith the pr^r.-.'h- er and the congregation. I've concluded that they do not apprec'n'i my ability. My hired man said v-.v- . haps they did not recognize i:. : " Drainage District 16 Commissioners Still Object to I'ederal Dam Project. Commissioners of Drainage Dis- The Editor's Letter Box lock caused by lack of any major- I lion to discharge any committe? MO-MO- GET K)OS OUT OF V-IK.RE, OMCt. HE CiOT HIS VAGPIT COOUDM WASH TT-\AT DOOR — CSE.T as.p»To»r HEROtS ARE. MADE -MOT ity would be used as a weapon and In the ether a Democratic-Prcyrts- slve coalition might organlz: r.m! rule the House if the Dcmnrrais were willing. The present House leadership has power of censorship on legislation coming before the House and i:s exercise cf that power has often caused tho House lo be regarded as "rubber stamp" for the admin- Ftration. The so-called oligarchy has been able to prevent consldvra- from further consideration of a bill Conferees could be discharged and new ones appointed and the now all-powerful rules commute: itself could be discharged from considering resolutions for that airl other purposes if it refused favorable reports on thrin. On the Republican side. Ui Guardia of New York and Ramseycr ol Iowa are perhaps the member. 1 : working most actively fc:- revision of the rules. Drugs May Injure as WeJl as Aid Those Who Use Them •The Audit Bill 'To the Editor:) There has been a great deal of misinformation gone out into our ccyiity about the terms of what is known as the universal audit bill passed by this General Assembly. Information has reached you that this bill provided for the collection of an additional tax for recording trict No. 1G and federal govern-j ail kinds of instruments; that con- ment representatives failed t?; tt-ntion is not correct: I am giv- reach an agreement on the propos- l inj you herewith a letter signed cri plan to turn the water How by J. Dryan Simms as (o the con- from Missouri ditches intD '.he Big tract of this Act. and from it you Ijake basin. • v. ill see that the expense of this The government plan provides! bill is paid out of Ihe Genera! for a dam at the head of the flooi- i Revenue before il is dislributed way dilch, through which a bin j which makes the State, County volume of the water is mv; carrixl. City and Improvements Districts to divert the water into the lake. b;ar their portion of the Audit. A This plan, if carried out. would re- \ the request of our officials I did store Big Lake lo its old popularly as one of the favorite fishing spots in' the slate and »otiH prevent the lake ever becoming dry as t did year, it is sa!d. George Reddick, federal game warden, discussed the plan with :hc district commissioner.^. Members of the board expressed themselves as agreeable to a plan :hat would bring about the reslora- lion of the lake to its former popularity as a fishing resort. They contended, however, that the proposed plan might result in weakening the District 1C leveo or increase the flood hazard if carried out. It was indicated that a compromise plan mijiit be reached. If this fails, the matter would probably te determined in federal court. not, vote for this bill, but it is no 1 tl;? vicious bad bill it is reported 'o have been. R. A. NELSON, Little Rock. Ark This statement, is not true. 'House Bill No. ?S provides fiat at the time of settlement the- Clerk shall set aside $120.00 for each Million Dollars of collected vah"i- tion from .al funds before the funds are anportioncd. and t'v 1 *. :his money should be transmitied .o the Stale Treasurer by tlie Cn'- .ector at the regular time of settlement. In this manner cv'rv fund—state, county, city, arid im- crovement district—that is collected by the Collector will "iv the pro rala part of Ihe Slin.ron. I am sure the Clerks would not intentionally misrepresent ftis r.yal- ter to you. "The County Audit Bill pa""d the House of Representative- "n February Oth, by a vc'.e cf 83 lo 7. "Kindly advise your other c:vnty officers. "Yours very tni'". •J. P.RYAN SIMMS. "Chief County Accour.'r.-.t." The lelter by Mr. Simms follows "Under dale of February 11. 1D31 the President of Clerks Association form letter to 17th Century Legal Papers Given Law Scliral DURHAJtf. N. C. <UP>—P"'v- sor Malcolm McDcrmott h^ •'"- nated to the Duke Universif ' the Arkansas': school library six English k^V addressed a!dentures, dating from tlie ' difficult i~ v :'.'. ,ny county of-1 century and very iltffici le attitude .and, tain. The documents a r,i ! n'.: : i. ficials explaining the „.* , support contents of several bills'on parchment and sre in the officers r,r<( interested in. j usually good state of presjrv.t "In commenting upon House Bill despite their age. No. b5. which Is better known as i Royal seals of Charles I' «v.<! the "County Audit. Bill", the writer George II appear on two cf fir 1n- of the form letter had evidently I dentures- There arc very few pT-ys i:ol read the bill for in this let-' of this age and lype extant H ' >5 ler he states that additional United States. Professor M ~ Moscow Has 35 Street ihurgc upon various instruments : for recording, etc., would be made. mott secured the Duke cnli::'bii through friends in England. (Tills is the second of a seiics of-with derivatives of opium, •nticles by Dr. Fishbein on prer-crip-j these hypnotics and sMjtives. the lions.! pnost common ones in modem nse * ' • i include derivatives of barb'.tal or nv DH. MORIIIS FISIinKIX ' veronnl and also prep.u.uions of Kdilcr, Jcurnal of the American brcmldcs. Medical Association, anil of Hy- . These drugs are. in a way. p> &rln, the Health Magazine tent for harm as well as for goc-a 1 . There are other drugs whl^i They should seldom, if ever, b: have Ihe special power lo ont--l t:«d without Ihe direction cr pre- or to stimulate various activities :.: scr;ptlon of a physician, the human body. j Of special inleresl are (he dru?s and anli-pyretiC3. the special o! C?.r Accidents a Day! A DIRECT CONNECTION .MOSCOW. (UP)— All average of 15 street car daily is Moscow's record for Ihe new year. In 1930 there were 5.600 street :ar collisions and 3.200 ca?es in which pco?:e. or vehicles were run over by street cars. The statistic:] showed 1.100 casualties as against l.COO the year before. . I'.-.e anesthetic;, such as clh?r, | called analgesics •hlorofonn. nitrous oxide, airl othy- which'' have the Irne p ujm. IlilikJiiA U.MUL. 1^11.1 *i.i,*. i Bluett HUM; nil a^vi;K\i ^JJV.^r 0 'reduce temporary uuconscl- I controlling pain, especially nervi ousncss dur:n? which there is hi-[pains and also of reducing fever, srnnbility lo p.iin. With these dru^s JTl'.c most ccnimon dm:; of this va- mcdoni svirgt-ry I 1 , made p:, l s?t • riety is the widely knoxn aspirin There are clhcr drugs whic'n have . wliicli many pDCf'<e lake in 1m- thc special \lilueof inducing f.!e:-p. • mcnse quantities without even iu the presence of paiji. Th-..; • that any drug po'.cnl tor .coocl ma\ are kno-vn as narcotic dm;?, an;, also under Ihe wrong co:-.;iii:c;'. prr.clically all them are' derived 1 produce harm. Ill addition to the commonly us:: aspirin, there ore much strong? drugs of the same lype. Including acetanllid and anli-pyriuc. People frcm opium, Afwr the narcciics come the scries of drugs known as hypnotics or sedative drills which have th? The Sahara Desert • corers an' area equal to two-thirds of Eur- cpe. Afiiiouncenicnts The. Courier Nerrs has been an thorl^cd to make the following \ ar.nminctments, subject to the will; of the people nt the municipal election to be held April 7: to, special value of inducing sloop have been , I without the great l:ke;\bo.-d of such thing accustomed to buyius I without the great I'.kellbo.-d of | such things In enormous qiianlHi:3 I causing habit formation that extits without realizing that overdoses For Mayor A. B. FAIRPIF.LD NEILL REED iRe-Elcctlon, 2nd Term) For C'ily Treasurer ROSS 'BEAVERS (rc-clection, 2nd ttrm) RESULTS Our Want-Ad Service is like n community Switch Board. 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