The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 26, 1931 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 26, 1931
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FOUR BLYTHEVILLK. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26,__lg3t 11 THE BIATHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO.,-FOBLIBHSR8 ; ' 0. B. BABCOOK. Editor - tt W. HAlKES, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising The T&omss P. Clark Co. luo., New York, PUUdelpbla, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Ban ViuicUco, Chicago, St. LouH. ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, 1 Entered as second class matter at Uie post ofllce at BlylhevUle, Arkansas, under act oJ Congress October B, 1911, Eerred by the Dulled Press SBBSCBIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Dlvthevllle, lie pet week or $8.50 per year In advance. By mall within » radios ol 6t mttes, 13.00 per year, »1.50 for six months, B5c for Hires months; by mall In pcsUl zones two to six. Inclusive, C6.50 per year, In zones seven »sd eight, J10.00 per year, payable In whMite. The. Schools A ' good . deal is heard nbout Hie "school lobby," a Icvm that has been adopted by some members of (he slate legislature and others not friendly to further appropriations for public education to describe the group that niiikcs a fifrht nt each session to obtain adequate funds for llui training of Arkansas youth. Perhaps the school people have at times let their enthusiasm — or possibly their desperation— get the better of their good judgment. Certainly they have at times endorsed tax proposals that may properly be criticized. It has become something of n habit at Little Rock, however, whenever money is wanted for a public purpose for which none is available, to make n raid on the common school fund, and this probably explains why the school people have resorted to what seem to be extreme measures to obtain adequate revenue for a constructive program. The income tax wits supposed to be primarily for the benefit of the schools. Harvey Paniell is said actually to have shed tears as he pleaded that the business interests opposing the tax bo not permitted to stand in the way of decent school opportunity for the children of Arkansas. But the first big chunk of the money went to offset a slight reduction in the general property tax, the schools were further handicapped . by an appropriation from \.\\:\ common . school fund of ?252,000 per year for the state department of education nnd the state schools for the.. .deep and ••• bliri'^^U'hferf-hitherto had 1 been cared for out of other state funds, and now there is a, bill pending- to give tick eradication a claim on income tax revenue ahead of the schools. There is also a bill in the legislature to repeal the state tax on cigars, which would take 5247,000 out of the common school fund, a loss to each school district in the state of about 40 cents per child. Whatever one may think of a sales tax on tobacco or anything else, it certainly would be a strange thing for the legislature to boost the cigaret tax to five cents a package, as has been done, and at the same session put cigars on the free list at serious loss to the schools of the state. The present legislature has already tapped the common school fund to the extent of -about 20 cents per child to provide it special fund for the education of orphan children. The compulsory audit luw wiH take another §25,000 to §50,000 per year of school money, and ?5,000 a year has been taken from the permanent school fund for the. development of Arkansas Post, All in all the loss through actual or pending diversions of school revenu3 amounts to about $1.50 per child of school age per year. Mississippi county .schools, or. the basis of the present enumeration, aland to lose slightly more than $36,000-per year. Anybody who knows anything about the present condition ov our schools knows how serious such a loss will he. Revenue of the Blylheville schools, already inadequate, would be reduced by $7,000 per year, Luxoru would lose over $J,GOO. Other of; the larger school districts would sillier losses as follows: Osceola, $2,438; Wilson, $1,804; Shawnee, $2,190; Whitton, §1,021; Keintr, ?l,fiG9; Armorel, $1,074; Doll, §708; Manila, ?77f>; Lcachville, $1,323; Yarbro, $5%; Gosnell, $780; Elowali, Si,062; ISurdeltc, $1,G33. These arc important items in Use budgets of all of these districts. They are dollars and cents to the taxpayer.-! of this county. The way to save this money for the education of our children is to let the gentlemen at Little Kock understand that tho folks at home don't want their school funds tampered with. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Roads and Taxes Special 'improvement district legislation is a mighty dangerous proposition, as taxpayers of this county have reason to know. We have not seen a copy of JUr. Alexander's bill No. 4(57 to authorize improvement districts in this county to sell additional bonds; we don't know whether it is a good bill or a bad bill. It is a hill, however, that should havs the most thorough scrutiny and study on the part of taxpayers whom it may •effect. When it comes to additional assessments upon property for any purpose it is certainly the part of wisdom to proceed cautiously. . It has been said that under Mr. Alexander's bill any additional bonds that might be sold by improvement districts would be paid, in large part at least, by proceeds of the new cent a gallon levy on gasoline. This is another thinrr that ought to have consideration. Practically all of the road districts that stand to benefit from this new cent a gallon tax arc in the Osceola district of the county. Tho Chickasawba district ought to have assurance that its share of the turn-back money cannot be diverted to help pay bond issues for roads in the Osceola district. volts and was not killed, although he was severely burned. Dr. i'letrusky conducted soma experiments with animals in an en- rtcavor to determine the nature of fatal shocks. He found that a guinea pig, exposed over 15 w>conds to Q current, varying from 2000 to 20,000 volts, would immediately be ccme unconscious, but that complete recovery would occur after about a minute had passed following unconsciousness. With 30,000 volts tin animal recovered after unconsciousness, but died five minutes later. The death due to electricity is not always due to the shock of the current but Is conutunes due to the burning. Particular danger attaches to standing on a damp floor or sitting In a bath tub and coming Into contact with current of from 120 to 220 volls, wiiereas the same shock to a person standing in a dry place may not be fatal. One authority is convinced that In nine-tenths of all ths fatal cases the current enters the left hnud, and he believes that the manner of conduction In the region of lly? heart, Is of the greatest importance in determining whether or not there v,'ill be fatality. All authorities are convincsd that no accident from electricity should be regarded as a fatal accident until attempts have been made at artificial resuscitation for many hours, instances arc on | record in which people apavenlly dead have recovered after such prolonged atlempts at revivlcatlon. The German authorities insist that such attempts should be continued until such secondary signs of death as rigidity of the limbs, livldlty of the buck and absolute evidence of complete stepping of the ' circulation arj available. I6HT- a. aw VAitoftby aittTsO'bsnj is"'.! oftavto3*fe cause of V/e gftal Chicago five o£ J87i. Ife stoves pw<e "We had it 10 degrees warmer here yesterday than it as in Bermuda." nv RODNEY XKA Service Writrr WASHINGTON. Feb. M.—'lillrly- our men who fcu^ht hi one ol the locdiest battles In American his- ory while serving in the army Mill ;o unrecognized by the War 15:- larln-.cnt. which has no record of heir service. Their survivors never vent on the pension rolls. Congressman John M. Evans of tf:iilana tells the slory to i:ius- rnte the fact thai official re.~:r:li cnn sometimes be incomplete, to a etcran's loss. An example niip;r.r- ed to be the case of Serseinl Ho- ,ner Horlne. for whom a b:il wc.s Introducer! to an honorable ilis- charce so that he might receive a Spanish-American War pciir.isn. President Hoover vetoed the bill jecnuEc t'ne War Department had as" not lirecte.Tteg jack feelere Horlne. The House veto. Evan stave the enptain of Hn- dren of the section remained' in mud forts. Kvcry Officer Hurt Cfitlln's ccmjiany was in the lead when the .expedition hit Hie Indians at daylight. The Indians soon j had surrounded it. I Every officer in the command was killed or wounded. Thirty-six white fighters were killed and 38 wounded, a casualty percentage of 40 per cent. Six of Catltn's volunteers were killed and as many wounded. ' "It was as desperate a fight as .he nation probably ever had, except Ouster's fight," Evans says. "Surrounded and greatly oulnum'j Leied, they fought from daylight | and late into the evening. Ihe i night wss cold nnd the unen were | soaked from crossing and reeross- ing the river. There was no medical attendance and the. wounded suffered intensely. The Indians kept yelling and shoaling. Billy Edwards,!" Buffalo Woman Operates Female Detective Agency BUFFALO. N. Y., (UP) — If a woman .asks you a question In Buffalo, beware. Pc-rhaps it is one of Buffalo's lemnle sleuths. Buffnlo is headquarters for Ihe only private woman's detective organization in the United States. Miss Adelaide Jennings operates a chain of detective agencies thru- out the country. Read Courier News want Ads. Announcements The Courier News nas been authorized to make the following announcements, subject to the \vi!l of the people at the municipal election to be held April 7: CHURCH EXCUSES = Ey George W. Barhan I have come to the ccnclusion I fenced like I am. When one runs ;• that as time goes on people shosv] a Church for fifteen years as I ! For Mayor A. B. FAIHFIELD NE1LL HEED (Rc-Election, 2nd Term) appreciation of a person's true worth. Now, you take a person of my knowledge r.nd ability and let him start in lo do what should be done and see how many will criticize him in every act. | Now, last week I called our Church Hoard together to discuss some things that have been going on at our Church which I certainly do net approve of and after I had expressed my ideas'—my hired man and son-iu-law agreed with me— the other two members did not- And said they could fee no reason In the world why Church members should nol act like human beings and if they wanted to get in their cars Sunday aftenicon and drive they could sc-e no reason for 3a to want to criticize them. They Al Capone Is Insulted because General Smcil- ley Butler snld he ought to be tlcporlcd. Nuw nmybe Al expects an npolosy from the government. no re co I'd of sustained the however, that vine's company nnci tiie major of his regiment, along with the others, well remembered Hsrimys service in Ihe Kentucky Vclunteci Intantiy and that Horiiie tail one, ably commanded a group of troops which .averted what misht have been a serious race riot. Proved He Served On the day the men were worn hi. Horint's child was involved in i serious accident and Horlne ran nouie. He was sworn In alone a, few days Inter, it is alleged. Anyway, there la plenty of evidence :hat lie served. But Evans hnd n better story than that—how 34 men iou?ht in of (he most dosper.v.e of alt out that band of whites as they TiKllnn battles, n third of them had Glister's. They wanted help. killed or seriously v.'cmried on uedicii:e, doctors and food. For City Treasurer ROSS BEAVERS (rc-eleclion, 2nd term} have he is bound to learn a lot if •• he didn't know it when he started ' in. They got real ugly I thought and said that if everyone had the same ideas 1 had ihat all the'. Churches would suffer with dry rot. •'. I must confess that was a new one : on me. When you have a . man , wilh my ability and knowledge it!; • is safe to leave matters in his;j i hand. And when we got home I:ji told my hired man and son-in-law .1 '' (and they agreed with p.:e1 that so ' 1 sure as they were allowed to in- '; crease the Board Membership from live to nine they would out-vole us and there was no things would end. telling where - ; John Scott Harrison, who was-.; born in IBM at VIncennes, Ind.. ;• William Henry - : also said that they thought 11 was the son of should let the Preacher cho:se his I Harrison, ninth President of own texts and that- I should let. I United States, and father of him visit when and who lie wanted | jamiu Harrison, the 23rd to. But these men arc not cxp^r- dent. OUT OUR WAY By Williams cue of the citizen volunteers, offered to carry dispatches to Deer Lodge. "Edwards left nt 11 o'clock on a Thursday night, crawled through the encircling Indians, walked 40 nllcs to French's gulch, rode 40 i more and at 10 a. m. Saturday' reached the Deer Lodge telegraph I office. Friday morning the troops! he left behind had breakfasted on a horse, shot by the Indians. Chief Finally Captured "As a boy of 15, I saw Billy Ed- j wards cciuc in on a jadsd, foam- i flecked horse, tearing the news j that the Indians were likely to wipe I [ r MEN ARE STRANGE the field, nnd probably .-ivecl a command of 150 troops from annihilation. It was in 1877, the year after Ihe Ouster massacre, when the Nc.i 1'erce Irlbe with -100 fighting men. under Chief Joseph, left its reservation in Idaho and tarted for Montana, with the that MO\M,UGSEM V.MORRV vjPiPrr — MOMS. O' WOOF? CRACK'S . all the Indians' were going to get wipe were out the white few people in I hen and liir Indians defeated tucn (rcops as Little together and men. There- Mciitnnt n I fi rsl were 1 srnt against t:ici: companies "of soldier wer? formed in settlements for prc:ec(ion Kiid mud forts were built. One of the small units was John B. Cntlin's company of voh'.nleers. General Howard (he Indians with 600 men tut. failed to overtake them, running three or itt'.ir days behind. Coic:',?l John Gibbon came in from another di- icction wilh 150. Cai'.in. \vlio had gone wits his company o! 34 to a p.iss and re:ire:l utien he found the Indians hopelessly outnumbered him. offered to join the "Chief Joseph was finally cap- uml at Bear Paiv Mountain in lorthcastcrn Montana by General j •lilcs after a 1500-mile march in ihlch he had killed hundreds of vomen and children, but his band disseminated and broken ni hat baltle—which came to be | known as the Baltic of the Big Hole I —by Colonel Gibbon, Captain Cat- j lin and their men. I "General Sheridan, then head of i ;he U. S. army, remarked that HID I losses ol the baltle were greater in proportion than those at Balaklava, Waterloo or Gettysburg. The In- | dians later admitled 203 killed or | niortnlly wounded, or 26 more Stun j Gibbon took inlo the fight. "Many of our fighters i»liited struggle and the Catliii volunteers. greatest Indian j proudly to that : bravery of the ! Congress p?n- sioned the families, of the men who died on the field and later carved their names en a stone monument i erected there. But when I came I here 20 years ago and askrd a pen- '. sion for some of the people, the | War Department said it had 'no i i p;n.5-.;i:. Gibbon, badly !;i need ofi record.' I think all the Catlin vol- | {me];, promptly acccp'-ed the offer imtccrs arc dead now. Not one of* land it-.c expedition hastened on [the survivors ever received n psn- ' i without bothering to swear In thsjsion for his gallant service at that ' new recruits. Women ami chil- i time." Small Electric Voltage Sometimes Causes Death IV n:i. MOHTtis I'ISHREIN I volvcd is the ordinary household! I-'iliti .-. .Ir.nniat nf Ilio : current ; iril Aj-cchtinn, and of lly- j Dr. K 1 . Pictrusky describes sev- , v j.-::i. I ho H«Ilh Ma;.i7inc instance? in which currents of I T;v.- !i:r:-:nu!v UT of 'i\crlrit-ily 120 lo 220 vo'.ls brought about. T. tl honi.- .i/woll ss in ;hc fac- 1 death. A man connecltrt the light! '.-'.' i ;:,-.;k!r.lly incroMnq Hie | current through error to the lian- ni:.i,in ;• t:f deaths and of serious . rile of a door and another man who :>-:ci:l; ::".. KSiix-iatisi with ontact ' attempted lo open the door fell: '.iii'.i tlrf.'.;c currents. I dead. A mason who held a bare • ll'.ei'c ii ;• <•?., iiiiir.ii belief ihi'.t clcclrlcai wire wnii a current of c:d:;v.".y hGi:;,d!Cul c.ment is 120 volts with or.e hr.nd; uliilc the net t!';:ir.c'.T.',;f. yd auii-.nrlllcs re- \ ether rested on a newly b;iilt wall i:cr: 531:11 asali; draihs under' died fiom the shcck. whil: a 14- r,:c i;;hi LC.-.ibir.nti'ii ol circiim- vcar-ckt boy cli.nbins «P * ft ''H'c : ! .j:-.fc.- iM-.en Uie oii'.y ci;:icnt in- \ grabbed an iron pole wilh ^5,000. 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 a source of constant wonderment and appreciation. Nothing- pleases a man more than the knowledge that his wife is 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 difficult 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 com-, panics known for business integrity and style author- .ity. ' _—Guided by this knowledge, women choose wisely— and receive for their money the highest in quality, the utmost in style.

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