The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 1, 1930
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MGEFOUR BI/yTHEVILLE.'(ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHlflS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor .;• H. W. HAINEB, Advertising Sole NtUocil Adverllsun The Ifconui F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sau Autonlo, San Prabciico, Chicago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered at second class matter at the poet oJJlce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congrets October t, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city ol BJythcvlUe, 15c per week or »6.60 per year In advance. By mail within a radim at 60 mlla, »3.00 per year, $1.50 tor tlx months, We for thre« months; by mail in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, t8.s6 per year, In rones seven »-i eight, $10.00 per year, payable in tdrir.ce.. Don't Fail to Vote So far as the flection of congressmen find state and county officers is concerned tho general election in Av- kunsas next Tuesday will lie the merest formality. Tho men who will represent us in the national congress, who will govern this state and most of its counties, were choE:n in the Democratic primary last August, Whatever votes they receive T/uesday will be simply u ratification of - the popular verdict rendered last summer. Because the; voters of this state are confronted with no contests worthy of the name for any public office there is a grave danger that many will fni} to appreciate the importance of the election. We may feel assured that the Democratic nominees will be elected whether or not we trouble to go to the polls, but the various constitutional amendments and referendum nets up for drcision involve more directly the interests of Arkansas citizens than :loes the candidacy of any office sctkcv. It is important that no one-who cares for the future of his state fail to go to the polls Tuesday. The questions , that will be decided then have a direct bearing upon the welfare of every one who owns property or earns his living in Arkansas, and should be settled by the considered judgment of all the citizens of this stale, not by a small, minority who may be influenced by special interests. The Courier News believes that all 'of' tWpl'oposod amendments to the constitution except Number 20, the highway amendment, are .'.tnim! and should be adopted. Number 20 should be beaten, because whatever the grounds for dissatisfaction with the present administration of highway affairs the proposed change could accomplish no good and might make matters a great deal WOKB. The other proposed amendments are all gooti, but Number 21, preventing tax increases, Number 22, providing for a budget control of state expenditures, and Number 27, to end back tax blackmail, are especially important and desirable. Many, recognizing the desirability of the ends these amendments are de- signed to achieve, seem to feel that it would be belter to leave their accomplishment to the legislature. To them we can only say that the legislature has had ample opportunity to correct the; evils these amendments are designed to remedy, iind has only ma'de them worse. Tho American plan /of government contemplates delegation by tho people of the power of law-making to representative^, supposedly chosen for their outstanding ability and public spirit. Cerlain limits are placed upon their powers, hows-ver, by our state and na- tionul constitutions, to prevent disastrous abuse of their powers should the people fail to d:oose men of character and ability commensurate with the re- sponsibilitics*\vhlch rrst upon members of our legisliitive bodies. The recent record of Arkaiisa.s legislatures indicates the need for greater constitutional restrictions upon their powers, particularly with reference to the raising by luxation and the expenditure of public money. That is what thtse amendments, particularly Numbers 21 and 22, will provide.. To protect your property am) your job against the threat of unreasonable taxation, to place n curb upon reckless and unnecessary expenditure of public funds, vote for these amendments. Their adoption will take from the legislature and restore to the people powers that are vltnl to the economic well king of every resident of this state. A modern symphonic competition, Entitled "The Ring," was Inspired by a prizefight. Very likely there Is a slpy movement with much fiddling, to, say nothing of the Ions pauses. Add to optimistic stock market reports the news that Princess Mary of England has Just purchntccl n prize bull In ihe United States. Members of .a foreign' football team are reported to have carried revolvers' In a recent faine. Perhaps they , tried' to go one better the American backs who- ore described as ••kntflrg" their v.ay through the'.ilne. With their harvest 'larger than over, gra growers should be able .to squcctc out little profit tills year, Ncv;s thai a Texas man was arrested for a. murder, committed in 1883 Is heartenlnj to New Ycrkcrs. They may yet find a solution to the Rothsteln cnse. ' ' The actress who asked $10,000 damages for a, broken nose probably felt, she wns entitled to the sum by hook or .crook. Before he bccanio a football coach Knute Rockne says he was a' mail sorter. And Iherc's many a scrub hoping he'll come- across with a letter when the Eeaison Is over. There is a vague suspicion the archltecls arc strongly backing • the move for wlndowless buildings. It will mean fewer clrnfls you know. "Tilings have come to a terrible pass," bemoaned ihe end as ho bungled the throw from quarterback. A sure way to be left In the cold, says Margin Max, is to take a hot tip on the market. GLANCES By George Clark are treated arc infantile paralysis, in which nerves controlling the breathing are paralyzed; cases of gas poisoning, In which, In addition to being put in Ihe machine, the pallent Is given regular inhalations of mixtures of oxygen and carbon dioxide; cases of unconsciousness due lo taking of too mud: utcohol or narcotics; cases of drowning; cases in which the breathing fails after operation due to shock, and cases In which infants are horn' asphyxiated. The latter type of cases seem to be especially Important since the method is simple and far less likely to Injure the Infant Ihan manual methods involving fr.e use of shak SATURDAY,_NQVEM_BER 1, 1030\ The Editor's Letter Box The Tax Amendments < (To the Editor:) I notice that (he proposed amendment to the conslitution, No. 21, I believe, will, If adopted, take away from the legislature the power to raise (axes. I wonder why tills was not thought of a long time ago. If it had been done years ago, the stale would be better off today. Political economists say after a government has become a going concern there should' be no neces Ing or swinging or otherwise put- sity tor a raise in the rate of tax- ting a strain on the tissues of the atlon or the basis of valuation lor child. The development of this device, which costs approximately $2000,- Is an example of the way In which modern engineering and mechanical skill are being turned toward Ihe saving of human life. No doubt, the time is not far distant when It will be important for every large hospital to have a competent engineer available for the setting up and operation not only of such devices as this, but also of oxygen chambers, exercising machinery, electrical find ultraviolet Tpparatus, and other mothcds of great importance in the treatment of disease. we sot him trccil." .WASHINGTON LETTER By. ^ODNPY DlITtJHEK NEA ; S«rvlce.Wrjtir • various South American revolu- ""'^ ^'ff , , . tlons right up to. the UmV Brazil's j most <U*»»Si!shed rebels ended theirs with unexpect-, ed suddenness, by .seizing Rio do Janeiro. I government at Rio put the very | words in his mouth and that they j weren't his own Ills chances of stay- ly will be Amaral Is one of the looking diplomats hi Washington. Of course Stlmson's embarass- ment was due to the fact that we taxing purposes. In the face of this statement,, the costs of our government has Increased 214 per cent in tile last ten years. The existing taxes have gone up by leaps and bounds and. new taxes have been levied. The slate has issued bonds, Is Issuing . bonds and will Issue bonds because it has run out of money. Is running out ol money anJ will run out of money, until the power of the legislature to b!ow in money is.curbed. (This does not refer to any bonds Issued for road a decrease in the salaries of thi I Hupieme Court Judges serve t/hrf schools? si These so-called educators Imff not told the truth, or at any raicf the whole truth, about their inter- , est in amendment No. 21, If their ; <I sole interest was in the schools;;! they would confine their activities ;l to those amendments which aJfcct-.' cd the schools. The truth Is they are politicians and arc more In-, terested in their own personal planjt I than in the welfare of the schools*] or the school children. Their slo-pf gan might well be interpreted to' : >| mean, "Several other schools" or "Several o'.her Salaries" or any o[ a dozen other things which in the llnal analysis would mean "Save our Schemes." Trie superintendent of public Instruction has been going around, calling institute, making speeches and passing resolutions on behalf of the income lax and against Amendment No. 21. We agree about the Income tax. I shall vote against Us repeal, but I shall not be fooled about why the superintendent Is Interested in these matters. His activities can mean but one thing. He and his associates arc digging for more money. The more money they have, the more influence they will LISBON'S EARTHQUAKE | On Nov. 1, 1755, Lisbon, capital of Portugal, was deslroyed by an earthquake which is said to have been felt from Scotland to Asia Minor. Between 30,000 and 40,000 iwrsons were killed and property damaged to the value of $100,000.000. Though the city had for many centuries suffered from earthquakes, this was the only one which have, the more influence they have the stronger their hold will be on the common school system. As long as they control Ihe school system, | they can raise their own remuner- ' alion, create other positions and / maintain themselves in power the expense of the people. The man who says the people . purposes). Now, I don't know what the plans are for the next legislature, but evidently raising the taxes is contemplated. If it were not contemplated, there would be no fight on this amendment. In the face ol a crop failure, starvation prices, unemployment and general depression when many people are calling for Ihe necessi- ought not to be permitted to vote- ties of life and are not able to piy on what Iheir taxes shall be like- Ihe debts against their homes; we | wise says he doesn't trust the peo- • find a clique of so-called educators ; pie, he is opposed to their opcrat- ' headed by ihe superintendent of |ing their own government, anil he public instruction fighting the rigl'-t ] feels that he can run their gov- of the people to limit their own > eminent better than they can. That taxes. This can mean nothing ?xcep'. ] sort of man, unless controlled, soon an attack upon the principle of a government by the people, It means that the so-called educators think grows into a dictator. He almost invariably attempts to build a political machine at the Ihey can Have the legislature raise expense of the people and under the the taxes and that they intend lo j guise of serving Ihe people. The do it. It means that they tiiink if the mutter is left to the people, the people will refuse to approve ol , devastated it. The greater part -of! any i-ise. These so-called eiluca- Liston was reduced to a heap of j tors are living on tax money. They • ' ruins almost instantly. are seeking political power under A tidal wave hit the city at the ! the guise of working for the chil- samo time and wrecked shipping in d r en of the state. Some of their the Tagus river. Fire added fur- ; advertising is headed "S. O. S.— thcr to the disaster. The district Our Schools." Under this slo- The- State- Department'had 'rec-' natl picked the loser in Brazil, back- dgnlzed the new government or, >"g tlie government with our. own Peru, Bolivia -and'. Argentina. Jusl al: military supplies and au a surrounding an old Moorish castle the in ihe center of the clly was only part not destroyed. The rapid recovery of the city was due largely to the energetic work of the prime minister, the nils em- j Marquis of Pombal. Lisbon soon gan they are opposing all of the nine proposed constitutional amendments. An examination of their propaganda and its true purpose is interesting. One wonders how they expect to save the schools by op- pcsing an amendment reorganizing people have the opportunity lo lake the reins of the government into their own hands. Every citizen prior to November 4th should read and , carefully consider eac'a of the pror j posed amendments lo the consti-! tulion and vote the way he thinks : is best for himself and his neigh- ] bors. They should not take the vice of any person who lias a litical office or wants one. R. N. FARRAR, Blvthcville, Ark. .. . , . „...._, _ a more friendly regime established oslr nrst embargo In the case of a the beginning of the 19th centurv . they save the schools by opp at: Buenos • Aujes; as: demonstrated ; South American country and the the French invasion, the loss of! a n amendment lo limit th Ihe.psychological moment.. It saw ' bargo against the rebels. It was !became prosperous ^ngaln, but at [the Highway Commission? How will "~ ~ "* ' " '"- 1 - ' -- ..... opposing the ex- Brazil and dynaslic troubles re- | penses of the legislature and pro- suited in its decadence, from which . vidinp a budget for the state 3ev- il did not recover until "after 1850. j ernment? How will they save the j schools by opposing an amendment by' the prompt appointment of an i secretary had been referring to the ambassador • to Washington' after a , rebels as "outlaws." lorig> period in which.President Yri-• Siimson issued statements to goycn .had emphasized his. dislike ' justify this government's course, for us by appointing nohe.'It was ! but It goes without saying that the able to get Captain' Grow, released department wouldn't have picked by the new Peruvian leaders after | sides if It had supposed that the they-had- threatened him with i Washington Luis government was courl-mnrtlal'for : anti-rebel activl- about to fall, lies. Tlie upsels had nil. happer.xl so quickly that' the department had St. Louis, ciiy not in is an Independent j the purpose of which is lo slop the any county, but St. ! enacting of legislation by forgery? Louis County includes the environs i n what manner would their of 11:,; City of St. Louis. I s i(ion to an amendment to prevent Youngest Hadcliffe Frcshic CAMBRIDGE, Mass. lUP)—To .. Marian Taylor of Stamford. N. Y., 3 goes the honor of being the younj- ;.est freshman to enter RadclifTo College in recent- years. !3he is only 15. TOWN" .NAME CHANGED 3| KINGMAN, Ariz. (UP)—"Boulder City, Nevada," will be the name of the town being constructed at tlis site of Boulder dam, instead ct- Wilbur" as previously considered. British Were Neutral These has been considerable speculation here as to who convinced An English noblcniftn has entered the rlnj. After nnolhcr litle. no doubt. OUT OUR WAY By Williams had no time to make any mistakes and thus-avoided getting its fingers burned. Similarly, the diplomats rcufe- tiiB countries invoivni had survived their • periods of worry. Ambassador. Manuel de Freyro' y Santander of Peru and Minister Ediiardo Dies 'de Medtnn of Bolivia were not removed by their new governments.-And Don Julian Encisco, counsellor of .embassy lor Argentina and'charge d'affaires, was hlso kept on the job. They are career men, removed from home politics, and the new governments presumably thought they would be more valuable.' In Washington than green men. Backed • lx>ser Lately, however, It has been dii- ficult to say whether the most em- barassed man .In Washington is Secretary of State Henry Stimsoh or Brazil's ambassador. Mr. S. Gurgel do-Amaral. When Ourgel got the news of his government's collapse from newspapermen his comment consisted of rtwo words which somehow gave Washington one ' of Its best best huckles .of Ih'c ycnr. Said Gurgcl: "How absurd!" His principal •' e'mbarassmeni raced back to a statement he had nade'In' the early days ol the re- 5cllton. It was a belligerent pro- edcral -statement and It promised ilenly of "bloodshed." If Ihe am iassador con .prove that the former Siimson that the former federal ovcrnmcnt was his country's best ct. Great Britain was cagey uough to keep out of the mess al. She -is our chief compcti- or for South American favors. Although the matter of interfer- ng with other people's revolutions did not represent a brand-new pDl- :y, such a thing had never before .x?cn tried in South America. Com- nois belief here is that it probably von't be tried again. Al the same time it is thought hat we may get to be as ec 'riehrts with the new Brazilian regime as we were with the last. The iractical politicians in Rio dc Janeiro are considered likely to le', bygones be bygones If it seems ex- to continue the traditional Brazilian practice of playing ball with the United StaU-s. What worries the Slate Department most ol all is the possibility of revolt in Cuba against Dictator Machado. Our investments in Cuba ore so enormous and our pohtica Influence there comes so near to equalling our economic domination that any serious disturbance wculc cause a very ticklish situation. This government is quite conten' to have Machacio in power, despite reports of his tyranny and control of elections, but any slrong-handed support of his diclalorshlp in tlie face of rebellion would be unpopular with a large section of American public opinion. Taxpayers of District! Fishbein Explains Working of Drinker "Metal Lungs" py:DK. : MOI!KIS FISIIllKIN [ness of this device for the saving of i Editor, Journal ot the American tie ill various types of diseases. ! respirator Medical Association, and cf Hy- jela, the Health Ma;i7inc Tlie publicity given In ihe press to-the use of the device for artificial respiration developed by Doc- lor Philip. Drinker o: the Harvard School of .'Public Health ha; given It:an unusual Interest in ti.e public mind.. In San Francisco two patients simultaneously required the apparatus wh«ri there was o:i!y one available and the physician had to make a choice as to which pattsnt should have the chance Icr life. As a result newspapers in San Francisco-conducted a campaign t.> provide every large hospital in t:-,e city with one-of thc^c mechanisms. In Chicago a nurse .who developed infantile paralysis has been kept alive for several weeks, spending practically all her tin-.c m the respirator and is now , t ble to ibrcatlie spontaneously Ic:- 15 or 20 minutes when outside thr machine. ! It "seems'likely that eventually she will make a complete recovery. I Doctor Drinker has .x.i made iavailub'.e a record ot June, '1930, Indicating The respirator is a sheet metal auk equipped with comfortable be:l and mattress. The patient's head Is outside, passing through a flat rub-, her collar attached to the body of the machine. By means of eleclrically-driver. lowers and approprlale valve ar- rangemenl, the air pressure Inside the tank Is changed alternately from a little below negative pres- | ,ure lo normal air pressure. As a i result, the patient's chest find dia- j phragm expand and air is inhaled. I Without having the pump slopped. | Ihe patient can eat. drink and rie?p i while in the device. Portholes avc available for giv- Uig treatments and removing excretions. Sometimes It is desirable to remove the patient briefly in order to change the position, and thus to prevent congestion of the lower part of the body. By June, 193Q, there were 12 of these devices in use In New York : and two in Boston for grown-ups and there were also several available in Bobton and Philadelphia for up to children, useful- Among the kinds of diseases lha'. I I am happy to announce a program of improved protection against high water and reduced tax rate for 1931 in Drainage District 17. Penalty and Interest Remitted The 25 ixjr-ccut penally mid the 6 per cent interest charge will bo remitted on all payments ct" dcliiuiucnt taxes; including taxos for this year, made up to December 15, 1930. In addition the attorney's fee on delinquent lax payments in the Osccoh\ district has been reduced from 25 per cent to io per cent, lo correspond with the fee in tin Chickasawba district. Tax Rate Reduced For 1931 There will be a. reduction in the drainage tax rate from 7 per cent to 5 per cent, with a possibility of a 'I (Kir cent rats, elective on taxes payable next year. Improved Flood Protection Improved flood protection is being provided through recapping of la miles of Big Lake levee, nt a contract price of $2-',GOO. \ n addition a contract will be let fliorUy for removal of drift from the district's outlet at Riven-ale, and a dam will be thrown across Ike district's channel at the .Missouri state lin; to divert the main force of-the current from the Big Lake levee, into the main channel of Big Lake. Your Cooperation Invited As receiver for the district I will welcome the co-op;ration of all land owners in a program looking toward Ihe district's physical and financial rehabilitation. Payment of current and dc'.iiujuent taxes under the fav- orably.terms outlined above will be to the advantage of all property owners, and will assist in putting your drainage district in better condition to serve you. Clifton H. Scott Receiver

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