The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 23, 1931 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 23, 1931
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IHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., POBUSHERfl ' : 0. R, BABCOOK, Edllor H, W. HAINE8, AdvettUtei Salt National Advertising RcpraMnUUVM: The Thomaa P, Otuk Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, AtlanU. DtllM, 8»n Antonio, Bui Chicago. St. Louii. Every Aiwraoon Except Sunday. Entered «s second ana muter «t the pott odlce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Oongrew October 9, 1817. Strved by me un«« presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, Ibo per week or $6.50 per year In advance. By mail within a radius of K mUes, $3.00 p«r year, 11.50 for six months, Bio for three months; oy mall In pcttal zones two to six, Inclusive, S5.50 per year, In tones seven nd tight, |10.00 per year, payable In edracct. One Idea oj Happiness It is a little bit luml to tell whether young Charles Pierce of New York deserves sympathy or a throaty horse laugh. Pierce, you recall, WHS a bank cloi'k. He Imcl a wife, a child, ami a small salary. Doctors told him he had Inbcr- culo-is ami gave him only a year lo live. So Pierce decided to make his last year a good one. He started by stealing $200,000 worth of bis employers' bonds. Then, leaving bis wife and child, he sailed to Havana, where he ran through bis 'money .in short order in the usual de- faultiiig-bank-clerk mannci< — horses, booze and fair-haired playmates. Returning to New York to cash some more of the bonds he was arrested, and a prison term now awaits him. That is bad enough. But a new examination shows that his health isn't as bad as be had been told. Instead of dying within a year, he is likely to live for a long time. Probably every man, at one time or another, lias turned over in his mind that, puzzling'question, "What would you do if you only bad a year to live?" And it is equally probable that a good many have reached Pierce's conclusion; to go in for a last gay spree regardless of the consequences. But life could not -put a mors ironic footnote on such a .stunt than it provided in Pierce's case. ' ' . A good many different morals could be, ajxd...pxobably will be, drawn' from all of this. Leaving aside the more obvious oiiC5, it occurs to us that the young man's trouble came chiefly because he, had such a hazy and, mistaken notion of the way in which happiness can really be attained. Naturally,-if one only has a to live, one wants to make it as enjoyable a year as possible; and this chap deserves $ small bit of pity, not because he cut loose and broke various laws, but because the only way he could think of to gain- his end involved nothing but the bar room, the race track and the night club. .No one whose life is even occasionally satisfactory could harbor such a notion in the first place. The tragedy of this young bank clerk, then, arises not so much from the idiotic escapade on _BLYTHEVIM,E. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS which he finally embarked, but from the miserable, crumped and cheerless existence that he led before it happened. His catastrophe mirrors what he was, and what thousands of other small-salaried, hard-working people are, In a world filled with inlinite potentialities and marvels, the brightest goal these people ctrti sec is the role of coaloil Johnny. What a commentary on the conditions under which life occasionally lifts to exist! —Bruce Cation. The New Gas Tax There seems to us to he more than , a little doubt whether all of the automobile, owners of thin stata arc going to get full value for the extra cent of gasoline tax they will have to pay if Governor Parnell signs a bill that is now before him. The bill provides that the revenue produced by the tax shall be apportioned among the counties for use in the improvement of roads other than the state highway system. That is a worthy purpose, and we might swallow' the lax boost, unreasonable though a six-cent levy on a gallon of gasoline appears, if there was real assurance lhat Ibe money would build more, and better roads for our use. The bill also provides, however, that in counties where road improvement districts, have sold bonds since the passage--of • the Jlnrlinciui road law that the revenue from this extra tax shall be used to pay the interest and retire the principal of those bonds. This may seem fair' enough, and probably in many cases it will work out all right. Badly needed us improved county highways arc, there is also a need for the kind of tax relief which owners of improvement district lands may expect: from this legislation. But it will not always work out with justice all around.; Take the case of Mississippi, county, for example. New improvement dish-ids in' the south end of the county have spent many hundreds of thousands of dollars providing a good system of gravel roads. Very little work of this kind has been done in the north end of the county. K we understand thisf new bill correctly a good deal of Mississippi county's apportionment from the extra cent, tax will have to go to pay for these roads in the south end of the county, leaving little for now construction in the north end. Both end* of the county will pay the extra tax, but the south end will get the benefit. We admire the enterprise of our neighbors in the Osceola district in providing a good system of roads. But in all fairness we do not think the Chickasawba district ought to pay the bill. It' this bill does not provide for apportionment of this money between the judicial districts of a county, as it does between counties, it ought lo be speedily amended. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1931 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark home. You know when a man has business to attend to he really Is not his own master. And when a man can put off some HUlc matters, and go on Sunday and look after them It sometimes saves him a v,'hgle day Monday—and a day saved may mean a lot. Of course, I could go to Church Sunday without him but you know that would be embarrassing .to me as well ni to him. You can Imagine how I would leel walking Into Churcli Bunday after Sunday without Jim and have the folks asking me why he did not come with me. Well, I don't, think that should be expected of me. And If 1 did go I doubt if .I could concentrate on what the Preacher said for wondering about whai Jim was doing and If they were bit- I'll be glad when the fish- Ing season Is over and maybe we can get started, at least I hope so. Hygeine Highly Important , In Controlling Ringworm The Editor's Letter Box Time to Look Ahead <To the editor:) I Just finished reading your BY DR. MORRIS FfSHBPlX Editor, Journal of (he American Medical Association, and of out thoroughly the next morning. 3. Keep your feet as cool' and dry as possible. Wear cotton EOX Ilygch, the Health Magazine instead of wool. Change them fre- Tt.e advertisements concerning I fluently. Light sliots^ or sandals certain special methods of'""'"'"'" """" treating so-called athlete's foot- have made this subject almost as interesting to (he public as halitosis or body odor. As In the case of the latter condition, the announcements arc much exaggerated. Klngworm of the feet is a fairly frequent condition, but th°re Is nn good evidence thai most of the ad- vmked remedies will stop it as certainly as they say. There is, mcreovfr, plenty of evidence that proper hygiene of the feet is ncccs- whlch penult ventilation are desirable. (Exposure of the feet to sunshine is beneficial for thoso who have this Infection but an actual sunburn should be avoided.) Long hikes, especially In hot weather, are quite apt to aggravate any existing ringworm. 4. Avoid shower batlis which are used by many persons. If obliged to use such baths, plnce a clean towel on the floor or use sandals, When stepping out of your bath, step onto a clean balhmat, towel or doing you may innoculate the groin or armpits from the feet. Wash your hands after touching your feet. "Isn't it unusual 1 ? I'd buy that coat, if I was sure that's what they all will be wearing." WASHINGTON LETTER splendid editorial in yesterday's paper on (he subject of Farm Loan; nnd Red Cross. I think this is without doubt, the finest statement on this question I have seen in any paper. And I think it is time that we are lacing the facts us sel forth by you in ihis editorial. The sooner the Red Cross withdraws support from Mississippi county the sooner things will get back to normal, and business will show improvement in all lines. The quicker we all begin to realize that we Have all got to get to wcrk and nol'deucnd upon the Red Cross the sooner conditions wwill show a return of prosperity. We seem to be in tiic tluoes of fear. And it is fear of the future. We fail to realize that the country Is sound and that If everybody will just quit talking hard times and begin to produce, work and spend we will i again see better times than we have I ever had in the past. A dollar will savy if the condition Is to be con- newspaper. Dry the body first and . ,[ „ '. feet last, and not not use the same This' disease Is eausrd by small twel for a sccolld ml> ' as by so fungus which grows between the toes, causing the skin to become moist, soft and white and to peel off easily. There may be Itching and scaling of the skin. Investigators in tho University of California, as, reported by the California Stale Department of Health, foundd 53 per cent of the men and 15 per cent of the women cut of 3100 fre-hmen who entered the coll:go to be suffering witli this disorder. Dining two terms, the women students wore rubber shoes. Miiny Govmiinoiil Official;:, Frcm of the army nlr corps, fly every- buy over twice as much QS "" u ..... * ..... ' ..... " ....... """ "" Cabinet Memlicrs Dinvn, Now 1)3 Their Traveling by Plant, With Assistant Secretary of Comim-rce Clarence i\I. Young Hulclin^ licc- ord for Air-MIn:lcdncss. MY KODNKY UUTCHEtt NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON.—A not ir.ron- where, of course, Foulois was the | ago in any line goods you want original army pilot. The 'Wright brothers huilt the army a plane in 1908 and Congress voted $300 lor its fueling and maintenance din-ins; experimentation. It was Foulois who took it to ^Texas lo find cut what it to buy. You is truly, REV. W. PAUL MARSH BUENA VISTA BAATTLE On Feb. 23. 1847, the Americans In the swimming pool of the gym-1 defeated the Mexicans at Buen-j nasium while the men did not. At vista in one of the most decisive tile end of the scccnti term. 2000 of the students were again examined, and It was found that the disease had increased 25 per cent among battles of the Mexican War. Congress had declared war against Mexico nine months previously over a dispute arising the mtn and only 2 per cent among f rom Texas boundaries. On Sept. 124, 1840, General Taylor attacked the women. It is therefore ol great impor- the Mexicans at Monterrey and iancc to wear shoes or slippers in'.took the town after a desperate public swimming peols, gymnasiums, golf clubs, or -other places in which people walk around bare- fcoted. The authorities of the University of California recommend that one stand on a thick, clean towel while battle of four days. • Early the next year, Santa Anna, the Mexican president and com| mander-in-chief, led a force of 20,000 men against Taylor, who had only about a fourth of that nmn- bcr. The battle was foyjht In the bathing.^ People ^viUi th.5 infection mountains of Buena Vista. Alter all-day fight, the Mexicans rafcr*eal- .,..„,„ Chinese Parly Seeks Followers I r j ns ,, d ' should be excluded until they are cured, and the floors of the swimming pools and shower batlis should be scrubbed thoroughly with soap and water, on; part in 10,000 of bichloride of mercury, after which they should bn thoroughly PE1PING, (UP)—A campaign The navy's most prominent flyers j now u ' ltier v;a V ''ere to induce isldcrable portion ol the govern- are Assistant Secretaries Ernest Lee government employees to join ! ' ' - " s. Ingnlls nnd! tne Kiiomliitang party. At pres- nt \ery few officials subscribe o the principles of Sun Yat-scn. lit Nanking has issued a decree o the effect that it is as unrea- onabls to expect the Kuomintang o appoint non-Kuomintang job iflldcrs ns it would be to expect he Republican party of the United states to nil its offices with Demo- rats. A "Thrift week" may mean a lot to same people, but in Scotland It Is just another week. OUT OUR WAY \-Oton MA ~ ME A AMD I'M MA.v<iu' Si-\rt-i\ GcoD ' Do Ti-lftT ! Vovlo W*\S> IT , so you COO\-O DO IT? WHM, OF \T~- 3UST A KtD V>Ji-'iM' MOTHERS GET mcnt Is new accustomed to travel- Ing by nlr. I In the cabinet, in the "little cai>- ! inet" of assistant secretaries, ii'. Congress and generally unions several of Hie government departments are found officials who do mas', or nearly all of their traveling by plane. Those who pilot their own machines are usually loiiml in HID War, Navy and Commerce departments, to which arc assigned I about all of Uncle Sam's aircraft ' The aeronautics branch of tne Commerce Department, v.'hicli has upervislon and regulation of civil aviation, lias about a hundred pl- Icls on its stalf and there is no official more uir-intndeil than Assistant Secretary of Commerce Clarence M. Young, head of the aero- naulics division. Young goes everywhere by nlr, (lying a modeii single-engine plane of aboul nine hours' cruising range and r, speed of about 145 miles. He usually Jltss alone. Has I'lonn 30,003 Mil Tiic other clay lie flew clown tc Florida. Not long ago he flew a Canadian ship from Oliiwa t Montreal, the temperature of 2 ! below zero contrasting w:!!i at 70 above in Florida. Yauuj ha been flying for 14 years, ir.cludin Jiwar service, and last year mad | about 30,000 miles in the air. Secretary of War Patrick J. Hur ley, who recently (lew to Tjpeka fo a speech, makes most ol his offlcici i trips by air. He dccsn't' lake off 0 3 to take ths conlro abova the gramd. Apslsta-it Seer. tury of War Frederick II. payn ! also travels mostly in an arn I plane. ' High officials in Hie army ai nr.vy air forces, perhaps nalural I enough, usually are vc;ernn flyc ;who almost live above gr.-. 1 F. Trubce Daviscn. absisiaut s; tniy of war in charge o! acro- is an olii army ilyer. He ii]> while training in war and his feet Jtil! t.H!:ur him to lint extent he U'uilly c.mics a who can take tiia ^'itrols if ; ncc.vsary. Enrly In February he tie; 1 .' ] to New Ycrk lo altcnci a dinner ; returned tile same night by lliain. About cncc a we?k he drives jOVDi to Bolilnij Field [or an ncrbl spin, in case official duties have not been laklnj him cut of t!i; city. Generals J. E. Fechel ar.rt B. D. car Admiral William A. MofTett, ad of the aeronautics bureau. Inalls, assistant secretary for air, as the only American naval ace the World War. He brought down re planes along the North Sea oast as a member of a bombing oup. Lust fall he [lew by himself to an.Diego and is now attending ie maneuvers at Panama, having ecu flown first to Miami and icn to the Canal Zone. Jahncke s not u pilot, but uses planes to et places and has flown - from Vasbington to' his home in New Orleans and to the Pacific Coast. Tile outstanding congressional Iyer is Representative Melvln J laas of -Minnesota, who served as marine aviator in the war and is . major in the marine corps'vc- ervc. Maas was a. "gnesc pilot" o] 'an-American airways on R'trip ID 'entrfll America during the Christ- lias holidays, but he generally uses in army plane with a pilot and cUE'emarily goes by air when re turning to his home in St. Paul. I.iGn:iriUa Was War Flyer Congressman LaGunidia, oE Ne\ York, another war pilot, also Hie frequently, but no longer pilots Senator Binghnm of Connecticut deeply interested in military avh (ion. also has flown consider.ibl; but has not bcm oil the grouni since he attended last summer's ai races. Senator James J. Davis Pennsylvania demonstrated a fond ness for travel in planes when he was secretary labor. Congressman W. Fran James of Michigan, chairman the HOUFC military altairs commit Ice, is frequently flown on odlcial business. Members of Congress are still able to ririe In government plan:s. but do not take as many joy ride; R3 they used to. In a nice way. the War ami Navy departments have encouraged them to us? lh: c-.mmercial air lines so that thr servSre pilots may fly on Iheir own. Theoretically, army end navj planes are now used by momborj of Congress only for official business. It is necessary lo obtain per- mision frcm the secretary of war The following arc the Instructions issued by the University of California to students relative to preventing this condition: 1. Absolutely never put your bare feet en the floor at nny time or place. This is the most Important rule to follow 1C one wants to avoid infection. 2. Do not wear any shoes, slippers or hcse except your- own. If you suffer from ringworm, .sprinkle powdered sulphur in your shoes ed. Among the southern oTOcers. Colonel Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, particularly distinguished himself. This victory gave the United States possession of northeastern Mexico, and won for General Taylor, who here foirght his last battle, the presidency oi the United States two years later. LARGEST RADISH GROWX NEWARK, Ark. (UP)—Mrs. Theo Jimerson Is credited v;ilh growing the largest radish in this section. The radish she raised weight eig.'ct pounds, was 1G inches long a"d 2ja inches in circumference. Or.e r j3tk of mustard in -her garden was 26 twice BseSly at bcdUme. Dust it 1 inches wide and 2 Sinches Ion;. Faulcis. ciiief and assistant chief; cidcdly. for an army plane. Alter Congressman William Kirk Kaynor of Massachusetts was killed whiiD b;lns taken away for a vacation in an aimy plane the demand frcm Con- igrers for free trips dropped off dc- CHURCH EXCUSES fly Gccrjc W. Barhani= I etirss the Pastor of church j home. Well, not exactly at home— almo-t disgusted with us. He! lor hist Sunday we dirt not stay ,-.; been so lalihf'.il and patient -' l™ 1 ;^,."^' 1 ^",^^. • Announcements | excludes and picmltes. but f.i; rcj- *^ la Courier Nevs lus been au- .EC!o which sc<r,i bcyci'cl ru~ con-i thorlzod to make (he following itioi we were noier ab'.s to keep! ^nr.nur.ctinenls, subject to the will 1 our pror.::srs. ', of tiic people nl the municipal ,; Now, i told Ji:n—that i my hus-' ckclicn lo be iicl j April 7: -. b.>»:—liial .vc shoii.d t(iu; i"..akiug res. i;:i vc-.uly f;.v C'.iurcli, tl;e insi Sur.tluy ivc iliii r.ol have -much n i ! .o. ana v..i'.k ::i on him. ; J.r.: tl:c'.:';lu Ui.-i' a -;c<;ri plan so ,\vc havo r.f:'.\ n^ic:r.r.g ir.i 1 Sun- : days jii-c'.ls C'.OM- but t r MEN ARE STRANGE CREATURES' What an unmerciful twitting they give women about their bargains! And how they love to harp on "vain as a woman" when wives and daughters are successful in their best! . . . But to hear them at the office is another story. It's "my wife this, and my wife that"— with evident pride. Vain? There's nothing quite so vain as men who have attractive and accomplished wives. How their wives manage the home,how they plan and buy,is a source of constant wonderment and appreciation. Nothing- pleases a man more than the knowledge that his wife ia a shrewd manager and a deft hostess. But what is so amazing to men is commonplace to women. "Women know that shrewd management and good taste are not matters of chance, but qualities to be cultivated- personal qualities that depend upon a thorough knowledge of style and value. It is not diLucult for them to obtain this knowledge. Every day they read the advertisements in the newspapers—printed statements of style, price and value. Statements that are sponsored and signed by companies known [or business integrity and style authority. Guided by this knowledge, women choose wisely—and receive for their money the highest in quality, the utmost in style. lor .M.nvnr A. B. FAinner-D NEILL REED iKc-Eiccllcn. Snrt Term) Tor City Treasurer 1'OSH HEAVtKS 'K'-e'.ccCcn. 2i:.'. t:v:v.)

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