The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1931 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 20, 1931
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BLYTHEV1LI-E. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS IB?: BLY1HEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOE 'COURIER NEWS CO., FUBL1B1LEH8 C. R. BABCOCK, Editor "aw, HAINES, Advertising Bole NiUouil Advw Using ReprejenttUvw: Ttu Tfcomaj f. CUrk Co. Inc., New York, PJ»U»delpnl», Atlant*, DalUa, Ban Antonio, Ban Chicago, St. Louie. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered u second cuu matur at the put office at Blythevllle, Aikaotai, under act ol Congress October B, 1917. Berved by tno United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier ID the city ol Blythevllle, 15c per week or $6.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 60 mUei, 13,00 per year, 11.50 tor six months, We for three month*; by mall In postal rones two to six, Incluslre, W.50 per year, In tones seven j^d eight, (10.00 per year, payable In tdrince. Farm Credit-Now or Next Summer It seems to us that the whole history of emergency agricultural relief activity in recent months on the part of the representatives of the people hoth at Little Hock «wl Washington' reveals a shameful lack of comprehension -by the rank tmtl file of our elected agents of the real needs of the people. There has been plenty of discussion and- plenty of legislation, but it has not as yet been of much practical help to the situation, and there is no prospect of its being of any great help until it is too late to be of anything approaching maximum benefit. It is the Red Cross, not our state or national governments, that has met the emergency. That, in a. way, is proper. We do not ask or suggest governmental charity. But had our lawmakers realized that it was the collapse of credit in Arkansas, and elsewhere, fully as much as the more direct effects of the drouth, that was responsible for hungry human beings and starving livestock, help; could have been extended that would have greatly reduced the need for charity. N 7 ow the Red Cross, after feeding hundreds of thousands of Arkansas people for nearly, two months at a cost of sonis millions of dollars, is preparing to withdraw. The Red Cross takes the position that, it has met the emergency, and that it is not its function to carry on during the actual period of crop . production. . i;: .. • The Red Cross is right. The time is nearly hsre when people must go to ^yol•k if they arc to make a crop this year, and certainly it is not the province of Q charitable organization to feed and clothe persons who have productive employment. But where is the money coming from to finance the 1D31 crop? That is a question for which.a good many farmers have been . seeking an answer in vain for several w:eks. The federal feed and sectl loans have proved a' farce as far as help for any substantial proportion of dcltn cotton farmers is concerned. No word comes from Washington as to when the new $20,000,000 supplementary food loan appropriation will be available. At Little Rock the §1,500,000 appropri- ation to be used in opening up additional credit through the federal intermediate credit banks seems to he running into a series of complications and dslays that make it seem unlikely that any farm credit from' this source will be available before the middle of April or later. Where is the farmer going to be who has to wait well into April or May before he even learns definitely whether or not he is going to be able to borrow money to make a crop? And what is going to become of his tenants? State and federal legislation dcsign-d to meet this credit need has been enacted, fitit a peculiar kind of official stupidity or callousness is preventing it from becoming effective when it is needed. Little Rock and Washington ought to he told that solution of our farm credit problem next summer is not going to be any solution at all. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1031': The Library Not many people will question the value of a good public library to any community. HH principal value is an intangible one, not readily measured in dollars and cents, but it is also an asset from a business standpoint, well worth its cost. This is all true, we have heard it said, bul lilt) trouble is Blytheville has not got the kind of library that is worth much to the community. There is some truth in (hat, but the way to make our library the kind we want, an institution of worthwhile service and a source of community pride, is to give it adequate support. A gift of |5 each year to our local library would be a sound investment for every business and professional man in the city. Every family with children of school age ought gladly to take at.least o ?2 membership to help make available the right kind of books for the young people of the community. That kind of community support would enable our library to multiply the value of its service many times. It would put it in a position to qualify, .is a public service institution, for assistance from the city and county, and perhaps open the way to an annual contribution from the Rosenwald fund. Let's remember that we can have us line & library in Rlythcvillc as we lire willing to make it. We can't expect it to grow into the kind of institution we want without doing our part. It's surprising how much red tape is necessary to budge an obsolete blue law. "If I had the wings o£ an angel" Is the prisoner's song. It might also go as Hie pedestrian's. A defective has become a dim director in Hollywood. Leave It to him to know what goes on behind the scenes. Prices never fall so fnr or so Hard that tiiey cripple themselves permanently. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "I guess I must be prtlly crazy about her, or I ivouldn' rush over and help her wash dishes for all her family." WASHINGTON LETTER Wise Men of Democratic 1'iirly I'nccj Look to Patronage Fiisl Test uf Their Sagacity :it -Members of the national com National Committee Meeting! mittce, no matter how dry the! March 5, When They Will Si-sk to Iron Out Internal IJiflkaUlcs. BV HOUNKV UUTCHEU NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON 1 .—The theory :ha et.ites may bo. arc more wlllln: to go along with the majority o with the parly management be I cause their greatest hope ol re ward for tiieir work is found i the Democratic party is sure to.the possibilities of a national vie make enough Jool moves befo:e tr.e j tory with its resultant patronas election of 1032 to wipe out the unusually bright hopes that it, hr.s for victory will have ah 'initial Pst when the parly's national committee meets here -March 5. Thai theory Is often advanced and which many Republicans treasure. There arc some Democrats think thai the decision o[ the Uas- kob-Shouse management lo call the meeting at this time was nj', s-.t wise. Anyway, it was a bold one and there is also plenty of opinion that the best strategy at this' tune is to get the Democrats t>i;;s;h:r and climiiiae . as in'my ynrty troubles as possible instead of stumbling with the whole loi through the next ssrsion of Cou- gress and on into the national convention. Hopa for United fr'ronl opportunities, whereas the avera member of Congress Is always wor rled most of nil about election. Anxiety .about a bad rov,- over' prohibition may prove to be ex- aggeraied because of t\vo obvi6u3 and correlated facts. First, n:arly every unprejudiced political cxppri believes that the Democrats cannot hope to win in 1932 unless they nominate a wet upon an at least moist platform. Second, many cf the drys in Hie party are privately convinced that prohibition .will not work, and thai it will be modified in some way sooner or later. This group may remain technically dry, talking dry and voting dry, but il is likely to restrain Itself from doing anything likely to work serious impairment on the party's chances. liie matter of financing Ihe ways superior to th? body that they I uibmlt themselves to the action of some 'of the drugs which are known t^ cause vomiting Invariably and' to see whether or not it win be i iM'saiolo for them by the action of i the mind alone to prevent the ac- j tlon of the drug. No caro has yeti | been noted of any mind sufficient• strong to secure such a result. There are o'.her drugs which will icrease the action of the kidney, cme which will stimulate the. ac- ton cf certain glands within the ody, and others which will subsll- ute for these glands when these lands ar,? disabled. There are drugs which will prc- cnt itchlnfr, or which will scothe lie skin when irrltalcd. There are rugs which have been shown to ffect certain, sections of the gas- re-intestinal tract, so that a phy- k-ian by a proper choice can stlm- lalc any acliou. Even a small list of the drugs must commonly used by the competent physician includes very ' 5CO preparations. Thus here goes Into the writing of the prescription a vast amount of tudy and knowledge. The rc- tearch Investigation of thousands •f students who have worked in aboratories throughout the world behind the prescription Is indeed he whole hlstcry of modern medl- ] :lne. The old-time physician used to write what the mcdern physician calls a "shotgun" prescription. He would inquire carefully of the patient, as to each one of the symptoms concerned and put something in the prescription to cover every Indication. Thus a prescription written 50 or CO years ago might have 1C or even more ingredients. The modern physician is much.' more concerned with the cause of I dlrjasc because cf the knowledge that has been developed in the past 50 years. Hence he is likely to recognize that as scon us the ac-. tua! cause of the disease is brought ] under control many of the minor symptoms will be taken care of by the ordinary process of nature. The mcdern prescription is, Iherefore. likely to be directed first to getting at the catise of the con- ciilion concerned. Additional remedies will be used to alleviate the patient's pain in order to permit him to sleep, to empty his intestinal tract, or lo sooth his skin. It Is not likely, however, that all of these will be clmblreii in one prescription. The most modern scientific method Is to put into each prc- scrlplion only Ihc drugs necessary fcr seme specific purpose, so that the modem prescription is likely to contain only two or three in- gred-^nts with perhaps, a flavoring ;b3t«ncc or a pleasant tasting oluticn to hold the ingredients lo- ether. MOTHER NATURE^CURiO Or 6!R0S TO HAV£ Sr*?T£P (M 131HUS/&LE. 10 WATCH A80VS CHURCH EXCUSES Ky George W. B«rham— ' This balmy weather gives the Impression mat winter has reached the summer-finals. If the meeting gees alio.ul anj i party is ai=o causing plenty of wor- lackles the real issues f.-icius; D?-1 ry. The fact that Mr. Rnskob had mocracy, ns expected, there is been doing virtually all the flnanc- bound to be some hot Interim! light- ing was impressed on Ihe coun'.ry ing of the sort that soau-limes in recenlly in an exchange of comph- Ihe past has made Democrats fa- | ments between Raskob and a Washington correspondent. Raskob wil put up to the committee a proposal to meet "the 5600,000 Democratic debt wilh the help of a commercia fund-gathering agency. Confusion an Finance Shoiisc'5 organisation and publicity machine at national head quarters here has been doing : I splendid, effective job for Itu ! party, nearly all Democrats .admit OUT OUR WAY Williams TO PEPPER CHILI - 8uT 1. DO To SUGAR V-'.AMFUUS \MHUT\ X BUT BIO IS MAl-<IM' Ti-li-S, . BoT X HOPE OOMT SALT "fi-V HAM0OI&EF?. LIKE. SMALL OME. To coo FvSH BuT MOT TH' MEAT THE. OOO8V-E STANDARD mous for dissension. The br?t the rank and file of Democrats can hope for Is that their leaders v.iil come oi:l of il with a reasonably united front on most of the points now regarded as controversial, rc^ardlcsi of the anticipated bitterness of arguments. Prohibition ts the mos; obvious source- of trouble. The stumbling blcck there hns ahvays bjon Ibat the Democratic solid south has remained dry while in mcs'. other stales the party has been wot—and burly has become Increasingly 53. and should be Increasingly hclpfu as time goes on. No one wants i lo close' down. But Ihls is a bai time lo depend on individual Dem National Chairman Rasknb and ocr.ils for contributions and ther Chairman Shouse of the executive I s?™.s to be 1 confusion among varlou committee are personally ;\ct and they hope that the party will adopt a '.vet stand, althmigli both have been careful ta refr.'.m from attempting to commit it to any- groups in the party as to what i the best financial policy to adopl A majority of the committc presumably will p!ay ball wilh th national management at the con There are bD:ie-ci:y Dc:m>- j clave in planning the framewor rats, especially from the 1 south. I ol a lesisiative program winch \vi vho believe that the P.V.T chair- j undertake lo express the party lien will undertake to force tr.t [tili:de on such matters as farm re larty into a wet position at th: ; lief and economic measures to co coming meeting. Such complaints! bat depression. Some members co:r.e mostly from members of i Ccngtess, however, are already Xngrcss who arc really talking j promising that they will mt fee! to the dry constituent-! upon [bound by any general expressbn the whom they depend for re-election. ; committee may mnke. I'm thoroughly convinced thai who put up as an excuse for staJ- there are a few hypcerite;; in the' ins out of Church was making a Church, and after talking lo the [mistake. That I had met quite .'a little woman that had _aclvised mo i few in my dealing with men in. to slay out of the Church of my j business. In fact, there were faith for the leason that there' doubtless many hypocrites in all i was mere in my church than in ' walks of llfn. During the rccerit any other, I came lo the conclusion , n , ,; b aC prcMio n there that there must be some otter rca-' son for her feeling that way in the matter, r.nd I told her that she could be right but I could see no reason why that should keep me out; that my obligation did not run altogether to the members of the Church; that for Ihe most part my obligation - was to Ocd; | that granting there were some in the Church thai should not be, that should not k?ep me from do-. ing my duty to God, and his' Church; that if everyone felt that ! had bee nmany banks throughout : the nation failed—some due to the j facts that they were run by hypo• crites; thatitwoul dbcjust as reas- . enable lo say that because- a small per cent of the banks failed that . we would have no confidence in any bank. • • Announcements The Courier Ne?;s has been au- Ihorized lo make the following way about the Church then all it announcements, subject to the wll islands for would suffer. I called o! the people at the municipal j her attention to -Job 8:11-13 read- election to te held April 7: ing, this it would seem. that the ' 3 not in such condition, does have a few liypo- ] I Church is ni 1 cv,-n if It dr« \' crites in it. J. JEFKKUSON'S TUnTU On Feb. 20, 1829, Joseph Jeffcr- on, one of the most famous of all \merican actors, was born at delphia, Pa. He was the third ac- or of this name in a family of ac- o'rs and managers. He made his lust stage appear- nce at the age of Ihreo and hroughoul his early youth he \m- orwcnt all Ihe hardships connect- d wilh theatrical touring in tlic-jC lays. lie was IB when lie mad? his fii'si pronounced success as Asa Trcn- liiml in "Our American Cousin." This play proved to bs tha turning point ol his career. A year later lelferson made a dramatic v?riio:i of Rip Van Winkle and acted it. \\ith success at Washington. In 1865 the play was ijiven Us permanent form by Don Eouciacault in London, where it ran 170 nlslits, with Jefferson in -the leading part Jefferson was one of Ihe first lo establish the traveling combinations which superseded the old system of local stock companies. H: died in 1903. ST. LOUIS. (OP)—An nirylan? of the pusher type—to sell for Sl.- 409 will be manufactured here by the Gurtiss-Wright Airplane company. The low priced plane will be a tandem type, powered with a 40- I'.orsepoiver motor. J teld - her that 'according to scripture there had -'.-.always: been hypccriles in the Church and perhaps there would ahvays be a few In every Church and that a parson t'or Slayor A. B. FAIRFIELD £ ' NEILL REED IRe-Election, 2nd Term) For City Treasurer ROSS BEAVERS (re-election, 2nd<term) o Barnes FEED FLOUR GROCERIES In the old E. J. Spencer Location 306-308 East Main Dr.PaulF.McCutchen Dentist STEELE, MO. Phone 85 Modern Remedies Are Aimed Chiefly at Cause of Disease Is (Tin: Ihrcc article prescriptions. the last of n ?cries or .--. by Dr. Fisl'.be'.n en BY l)li. MOKItTS FISHHKIX Editor, Jciitnsl (if Ihc .\mrrlran Medical A-Mi-MlTcn, mm nf Hy, Ihc llralth Ma;.i7inr. The physician has iim^ \vhlch vvill net to stimulate Ihc nervous system, to increase or diminish the rale of brcathni:;. lo hasten cr slow 11:.? hc.trt hrai. to cause vomiting or pcrspiraiicn. and. in fact. lo modify every activity of the hu- msn body It is interesting to sugsffl to these who feel lhat Ihc mind is al- Special Notice To Tax Payers IN I'AVIMO DISTRICT NO. 1 and SKWKU DISTRICT NO. I. I'nlil Murch 1st. you cim i>;iy your Ir.xc?; without i:cn;ill.v. AC tor that date the i>omilty will bo added. Legal Holiday Monday, February 23,1931 We will be closed Monday in commemoration of George Washington's Birthday The Farmers Bank & Trust Ccv The First National Bank G. G. Caudill, Collector. :

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