The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 29, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 29, 1930
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m/mBVlLLE.'(ARK,V COURIER NEWS THjE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS '• THS CpUHIBR NEWS CO., PUBLISHER* .0. R! BABCOCK, KdiWl H. W. HAINE8, Aavertttlnj M»n»gtt Sole Natlcotl Adrtrilsffig Representative*: Tbc Ibomu F. Clirk Co. Inc., New York, , Atlanta, Eilias, Sin Antonio, Sao O, ObJcmro, Bt. Louis. Xrery Alttmoou Except Sund»y. Entered as second class mtttcr at (he pott office at BJythevUle, Arkansas, under »ct of Coajrew October 8, 1817. Servfd by the United Press SUBSCBH'TION KATES By carrier in the city of Blythcvlllc, 15c per w«k or t6JX per year In advance. , By mall within * radius o! 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.59 lor six months, 65o (or throe mouths; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, i*.50 per year, In zones seven »^d eight-, |10.00 per year, payable lu t-lrir.t*. When Advice Conflicts It is a little difl'icult, now and then, for the! ordinary citizen to know just what he ought to do to help tho nation escape from the businu^s depression. There is an iibundiince of sood advice from high places, bul a good deal of it is more or less contradictory. Thus, on the one hand we are urged to spend more and more, taking no thought of the morrow and pouring our dollars out in a steady stream, so that the wheels of industry can begin to r=- volve with their old-time speed; and on the other .we are advised Hint nothing but a return to. old-fashioned frugality and an abandonment of our present high living standards can possibly do us any good. Obviously, we can't accept botli kinds of advice. Eacli kind, however, is worth thinking about. The, f rea-spending school realizes that the national income is lower this year than last. It won't go back to its old level until employment picks up. Employment won't pick up until factory production is back where it used to be. Factory production won't pick up until demand rises to the old level. And demand won't rise unless people buy things. So far the proposition proves itself. But just how far can it be applied? Is the wage earner who lias suffered a cut in Iris pay or who has been put on half-time employment to spend as much as he did last year? Is tha white-collar man who works on commission,- and whose earnings are two- thirds of last year's? Is the salaried nian who is trying to build up a cash reserve against a possible loss of his job? One suspects that this "spend more and we'll all have prosperity" argument has a flaw in it somewhere. It sounds a little too easy. You don't have to look far to see, holes in the reasoning. But is the other advice any better? If our standard of living has been too high, and if installment selling lias led us into extravagance, so that it must be abandoned, what is mass production going to do? If wage earners must go back to the old standard, and do without such conveniences and luxuries its automobiles, radios, icdcss refrigera- tors and *o on, how arc the producers of those commodities, who depend on expanding home markets, going to avoid \ arcumulntinK wore disastrous surpluses? If inslallment selling is a curse, what is'going to happen to such an industry n.s ilie luitomobllqtrude? Seeking A 6-Hour Day The demand of the railroad workers for a six-hour working day mid an eight-hour pay schedule is certain to precipifat? a tremendous amount of discussion—sonic of it, probably, rather acrimonious. Whether the railroad men get what they want nr not, they will at.least focus the Million's attention on the general question of shorter working hours, and that will be a good thing. In theory one can make out an excellent case for the six-hour day. But it is probable that this particular situation will not be settled by theory but by cold facts. The railroa'ds have made money in recent yearn only by dint of• tliii most strict economies. It would take n rash prophet to state definitely, off-hand, that they can adopt the six-hour day without losing their profits. The shorter working day is coming, eventually, beyond doubt. Rut whether the timq is ripe now for its introduction, and whether the railroad industry is the proper place to begin it, arc two other questions. Real Christianity In the state of Ohio there is a religious sect whose members call themselves Amisli. They live on farms and shun the cilie?. They wear queer, old- fashioned clothing; the women, long black dresses, the men, long coats and square' hats. They will not use buttons on their garments. They have no use for such' things- as radios, nutos, movies, phonographs. Queer? Yes, indeed. T!ut the other day an Aniish community heard that there wure thousands of men in Cleveland who could not get work and who, in consequence, could not cat. And at ouco the Almish loa'ded their wagons with farm produce and trekked all the way to th.2 city, to serve free meals fo (he jobless. , In.the book that the Amisb, along with many other sects, revere as holy, there 'is the observation: "By their . fruits yc shall know them." Tills is fhci ago when it behooves many a stockbroker to consult the pawnbroker. "Bargain Snles Banned by Chinese Merchants." Headline. Probably by the peace-loving type who arc determined to stop counter-attacks. Certain meat packers in Chicago are reported putting out. luusagrvi in tints to match your breakfast rooms. Has the \rcrst come to wurst? SIDE GIANCES By George Clark "Now, girls, if you work hard and get these steps down pat, I'll s«e that you get awav in time to go to that dance 'to-night." WASHINGTON LETTER OUT OUR WAY By Williams 1' By RODNEY DUTCHER WASHINGTON. — The recent flood of campaign ' oratory 1ms proved again that politicians regard most of us as dumbells, b:i'. those who arc a bit tired of hc.u- Ing about things irom the- partisan slant can listen to Sir Phlllp-Gibbs, who at least la no Republican or Democrat, niid has been .talking about us with supposed impartiality rather than with a hot desire for. election to Congress. Gibbs is a celebrated British journalist who travels • -around tlie world and meets important people and writes about things. In his book Just out, which Is called "Since Then" or "The Disturbing Slory of a World at Peace," ar.U tells what a heck of a 'world this has been since the war, he devotes a long chapter to post-war ica .and sums us up in this raauiier: "The people of the United Sl.i'.cs stand at the open sate of a new era, uncertain of their future destiny, bewildered . by Uiis turmoil of new ideas among the younger crowd, conscious of many stresses nml strains witluti their own social stale. Their enormous power is a lit-tle frightening because of great rcsixinsibiUUcs. Finds "Superiority" on VVane ''They have lost (or are losing) their old confidence In a moral superiority to Ihc rest of the human family. They are deeply sell- critical. They are watching themselves not without anxiety.- because of increasing lawlessness in certain classes. But, In the vast majorily, they have an energy, a. Joyous vitality, an alertness 1 of mlr.d, a shrewd humor, a balanced common sense, a good nature and a gift, of laughter which can hardly fall them whatever the dangers and difficulties ahead In tins uncertain world." Gibbs gives us a good break in. most instances. He says it wasn't our gre?d for gold thai caused us to insist on war debt payment, but our "utter conviction that all business morality would vanish, and all International relations would be made impossible, if loans made to a nation in lime of need .should nol be paltt tack honorably and without evasion." He says the charge that we are selfish "breaks down in \-,cw of the boundless generosity L-: individual Americans In every p.irt of the country, in every lit'.:-.- town. In thousands of little homes." He means our post-war European relief contributions. Harding, according to Gibbs. was a "good-natured, wcll-ir.oantng man. -but not a man of hi\-t-cla. c s intelligence or first-class character." As for Coddige. the Amtrlnn people knew "he would Just\l.-v nothing, and that was Just w]-,.u they needed." And about Hoover. ". . . though he was :-,o sentimentalist, he had a litllc M.ime of Idealism hidden behind his puggy face, as I happened to kr.ow fcy prlvalc conversation with mm." "Intolerance Still I.urW The-author dc.'cribcs. a^ ,1 matter of significance, the risr .uid decline of the KII Klux Kl.n:. saylns that the American sense cr humor came to the rescue and :.dialled the klan- to death. But: •!•-, absurdity was nn extreme syi:-.;>:om' ot Intolerances anrt bigotries s;,n lurking here-and t^oic in >i-.. 'backwoods', of AmccitMn thntn;'. -.. Even when diluted by more mo.-;i:n views and. checked by inir'.lijr>;.-<i they arc still a powerii;; infturn..- in political allalrs." The Scopes Irinl LI Term., he fays. "ICVM:«! malic way the ucmn that cxtsled bctwcrn pllcity, the deep rciig;,- ticns. the abidi:ij p r ;_ „„„,. ot many millions cf peep". Tn'Tr'e United States and the ;-;eranc'e WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEH 29, 1980 RALEIGH'S EXECUTION On Oct. 28, 1618, Sir Walter Halelgh, English courtier, navigator and man of letters, was executed at the Tower in Westmin. ster. Though a gr«at favorite with Queen Elizabeth, In whose reign he fitted out an expedition which resulted ifl the discovery and temporary occupation of Virginia, na- leigh never wen the favor of King James, who succeeded to the throne on the death of Elizabeth, James, from the first, regarded Raleigh with suspicion and .dislike. Ralelsli was accused of complicity in a plot against the king and was sentenced to depth. James, however, did not venture to execute, ind Ra. leigh Instead was sent to the Tower, where for 13 years he remained a prisoner. During his imprisonment he devoted himself to literary pursuits, and wrote his History of the World. In 1616 Raleigh procured his release and sailed for Guiana. Upon his return, two years later, he was arrested and executed, nominally by virtue of ihc former sentence. It was through Raleigh that the potato and tobacco, which he found in Virginia, were introduced into England. [the scepticism, the unbelief, the | new paganism of many other millions who had abandoned dogmatic forms of religion or had modified their faith according to ! modern theories." ! Reviewing the familiar benefits and evils of prohibition, Sir Philip says, on the basis of his own observations over here: "The 'noble experiment' had been too drastic. It. was a law imposed upon the individual--I millions of Individuals— without consent. It tried to take away a | pleasure which is harmless and ! stimulating—giving a little song and.color to life—if not abused." Carving Merry-jjo-Round Horses His Life Work PHILADELPHIA. (UP)— Frank Caretta has spent 31 of his 51 years carving horses for merry-go- rounds, not because of an irrepressible love for them but cause of his fondness for children. All year he lives with the thought that his handiwork is a main factor in bringing happiness to children who throng amusement parks. Caretta was awarded first prize for his carving of a horse three years ago at a convention of the Amusement Park Association in Chicago. Sleeping Still Guard Freed MIAMI, Fla., (UP)—Robert Ellis, negro, was found asleep on- a dismantled still near which Waller Moore was captured and charged with operating still another still. Ellis, iloorc said, was "supposed to be the look-out." Federal Judge Halstead Hitter dismissed- all charges against the alleged lookout, however, saying, "You can't charge a sleeping man with being a still operator. I want more evidence than that." Chewing of Toothpicks Called Dangerous CustoiiJ BY OR- MORRIS FISIII1K1N Editor, Journal of liie American Medlcjl Association, and of Hy- teh, (be Health Majaziuo The toothpick Is almo.t wholly an American Institution. It is freely available In restaurants, dining cars, anon in many homes. Just as a horse will suck a stump or a cow will chew a cud, an adult human being may form the habit of walking about with a toothpick in his mouth, or stuck between the teeth, or will manipulate tlie device on the slightest provocation either in public or in private. A toothpick is also a handy unte- 1 for manicuring, poking obstructions out of keyholes, and for hold- Ing together Uevlkd eggs or lady's sized sandwiches al bridge, luncheon or tea. As a result of these varied uses of this devio;, there appear regularly in medical literature the records of cares In which toothpicks or portions of toothpicks have been swallowed and have penetrated various parts of the slomach or in- tenstlnes with results that are dangerous and In some instances I fatal. The most recently reiwrtcd case concerned a man in Florida who suddenly developed severe pain in his right side. He deserted the pain as being like a knife penetrating his side. The physician who examined him found all of the symptoms of acute inflammation of the appendix and diagnosed the case as acute appendicitis which demanded immediate operation. The case was complimented by the fact that the patent had to be carried 78 miles in an automobile to the hospital, and on arrival at Vlie hospital there was little time for delay. When the abdomen was opened, the cecum, which is the part II the large intestines to which the appendix Is fastened, was found to be surrounded with adhesions and with inflammation. There was also a hard mass loose in the abdomen. When- this was taken out it was found to be a whole toothpick covered with material from the intestines. The patient recivered uneventfully after the operation. When questioned, he denied that he had ever swallowed toothpicks, but- he stated that he frequently used a toothpick following his j meal and sometimes dropped off to 'sleep with one in his mouth. He also stated that he regularly ate sandwiches held together by loath- picks, so that it was not certain Just which of his bad habits was responsible for his trouble. Incidentally, he remarked that when he fell aslep with a toothpick In his mouth, his wife would usually come and remove It, so that it is quite possible that the fault lay entirely with his wife for fail- Ing to remove the toothpick while to was asleep. The physician who reports this case suggests that all toothpick users make certain lliat the wife is faithful in her duties, or that a string be tied to the toothpick wtesn not in use. Dirty Bills Are Sign Of Business Depression ST. CATHARINES, Out., (Ul'> — Dirty dollar bills arc signs of business depression, according to bank employes here, and the dirtier (lie bills the greater the depression. Twic.3 a week, local banks send shipments of dirty and damaged bills to Toronto io be destroyed. These shipments have increased by 100 per cent during the present unemployment crisis and business depression, bank officials said. SCOTS WILL DEBATE WILLIAMSBURG, Va., (UP) -W\ Tho William and Mary College debating team has arranged a contest with a loam representing two I universities in Scotland en Nov. 11. The Scottish'debaters are Norman Alexander Bruce Wilson, Edinburgh, and John M. McCormic, Glasgow. William and Mary debaters also will meet Fordham and Columbia Universities in debates this year. CLASSIFIED ^f ^_—e?^^P"e»*s^ DSE*PRONE + ' /// tabiLi Dayton :•. a dr'a- is gulf ...• sini- • convlc- R OIL BOBBY JONES ught they um gelling Ilit "thrill af ihrilli" a fcui jtart back ubtn liny fill ;aw toebty play. Vut now they don't scf u-bire te tan fail inui lillti to iw'ii... the bay bat u mi from thtbtitoflbtutbothhrrtandiiti mail. And the same championship qualities thuc put 1 Bobby across on any course arc refined in Br SQUARE Molor Oils by processes exclusive Co Uirnsdall, (hat for the first time give you motor oils Sltibilixd for boch summer heir and winter cold. ..they literally let you forget the thermometer. Tree from wax and filler finished, they ire of llic very few cold test paraffin base oils on ihc marker to<ljy. IHS GufH/fig'Symbolot . ^M^r, OVER YO YIA.RS "'" ~ »rr.trtmen>J< tiS )<XT union. 9:10 to 10.00 P. M. Cciunl SitaJjrJ Time, o\rr idc Cofun- fain N«*ork (ot ihi jr.wkilftegrjraorihe SQUARE MOTOR OIL ^^^ THE:WORLD'S FIRST

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