The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 4, 1930 · Page 4
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VAGEFOUft BUTHKVULE, (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS TBE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUX COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS . 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor & W. HAINES, AHvertlsing.Manager Bole NnUotutl Advertising R<?iireseat»tlTe*: The Tbomu F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, P!lU*d<lphi8, Atl»nU, Dallas. San Antoulo, 6»n Fnnclsco, Chicago, St. LouU. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Eistered is second class matter at the post ofllce at Blythevllts, Arkansas, ' under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 15o per week or »6.M per yeir In advance. By mall within a radius of 50 miles, (3.00 per . year, J1.50 for six months, 85c (or three months; by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, »6.50 per year, In tones seven »;d eight, |10.00 per year, payable In <y?7»nc». Keeping the Public Informed There are on the stntut: books of Arkansas numerous requirements for thc publication of linancial and other statements by counties, municipalities, school districts and improvement districts. Tlie purpose of the.se laws is lo require officers entrusted with the custody, arid expenditure of public funds to make a regular accounting to thc taxpayers in whose behalf they act. They art. for the information and protection of the people and to restrain officials from making expenditures for which they would hesitate to make full public accounting. The majority of these statutes have been, honored more in the breach than ' in the observance. The trouble ami expend; of preparing reports and hawing- them published have been tho common excuse of officers for their failure to comply with the law. The public, which 'has the Imajor interest in thc matter, hfis been indifferent, ' and the newspapers,.which might have been instrumental in arousing popular opinion, have hesitated to speak out because the -selfish interest which they have in such publications would make misinterpretation of their motives an easy matter. It is worth emphasizing, however, 1 that as;da from the fact that these publications arc required by law, the making -of them would be of actual protection and benefit far above thoiv i cost. The .-law-demands them for n : purpose, and it is to fulfill that pur: pose—the information of tlie public on ; . matters of highest public concern—that .. they should be made. The present administration of the r city of Blytlicville has complied with ', the spirit of these laws by the publi- '. cation of detailed annual statements of city revenues and expenditures. I The present county administration has '_ taken a step forward by the publi- l cation of condensed statements of the county's financial condition, which is mon than has ever been done for a good many years. * It is to be liopcd that u precedent is ^ f being established for full publicity for "„ ' all public financial matters. It is 'cs- [' sential to the success of our form of TUESDAY, NOVEMBER •!, 1030 government that the guiernl public take an active and intelligent inlercsi, in public iifi'tiivs. The first foundntion •for .t.ucli an iiHerrat is adequate information. It is not enough to say that the records iir: opi'ii to all who wish to view them. It is nccessnry, as the IHW conlcinplntcs, thnl the iiifunnnlion be furnished citizens as an incentive to an intelligent, understmuling of the use to which llioir money is jnil. Furthermore, no efficient and honest officer has iinylliing to fear from a publication of the record of his ofi'ice. The good oll'icer should wclcom: tlie opportunity to place before the publi: the b:st iw'iblo iirgnmcnl for his reelection. Thu poor oll'icer should not be pcnniltcd to hide from tlie public the record of liis shortcomings, SIDE GLANCES By George Clark been determined, and the necessary steps taken to assure proper control. A Cause for Optimism Although the Bureau of Business Conditions of the Alexander Hamilton Institute docs not believe that business will improve, to any fiilisfactory extent before next spring, at th- earliest, it nevertheless sees reason for a strong, healthy optimism as .regards the I'u-' lure. "I'rospority," it remarks in a current bull.:tin, "depend.-, 1 on production, and the means to produce are as great now as in 1929. The United States still has machinery, abundant natural resources and an energetic, capable and intelligent people. Given these fundamentals., nothing can stop, over the long-term trend, increasing production, greater prosperity, a higher standard of living. A period of depression is not a sign of degeneration but a sign of progress. It is merely the result of /ealousness overdone, a characteristic which is the root of progress." There is a lot of sound sense in that. It comes as a good antidotn to some of the gloomy pessimism which is so popular right now. 1 >& u t.,>!£((. ... _. .. RODIN'S BIHTH On Nov. 4, i8/,u, Augusle Kodln. n French sculptor, and one of tlis greatest of all times, was born In ails of a poor family. His only general education was at a ichool maintained by his im- cle In Bcamals. At H lie eiiloi.i1 a school for decorative art In Paris and laler, studying under Bary?, he becan to exhibit In tlie salon. First of his works to attract nttoiitlon was a head called the "Broken Nose". Though he modeled this at, 22, critics regard it as one of the most powerful of his works After service in the army in the Fiance-Prussian War. licciin gained .considerable, attention by his statue the "Ago of Bronze." He later received the commission for the bronze door of the .Museum of Deceptive Arls. The door was never finished but tlie figures and groups, Rodin prepared for it are among his best, works. Anting them are "The Thinker" and "Adam and Eve." "Rodin's art," wrote a critic, "Is th.2 culmination of the naturalistic sculpture of the nineteenth cen- j lury, and yet In knowledge of anatomy and profound mastery of technique he stands with Michaclan- "I don't want lo break oft' with him «o near Christmas, so I told him I'd be mad if he didn't answer this letter." L WASHINGTON LETTER Dy HODNEY DliTCIIEK NEA Service Writer ,ci WASHIN'GTON. Nov. 4.—Tin 1 election campaign is over, but yen '-"•' ;vas stm " member missing ore goliuj lo keep right on hear- '" l!lc lineup. This didn't seem lo show any great desire for speed ti'.o president waited il.-.yi allowed by the law before ap- the commission. Even then en U'.e part of the> administration. Penhsylvania Women . In November Election HARRfSBURO, ra. <UP>—Twenty-three women are camlirtntes for state offices in the November election, according to tlie Slate Election Bureau. There are -120 candidates for the 208 seats to be filled in thc State House of Representatives and of these 15 are women. Three women, all (T £?£C£NTi.Y MAS P' H06S HAVE NO RI6S. V,4f?Y To (7 PA\KS, IS Nor OF EVEN State Bond Issue Will Help Buffalo Hospital «»«>•• bating the rat menace in the ne\v city hall were introduced here re- Hose was connected to exhause delphta, are listed as among the 59 who nre vicing the 27 seats in the Stats Senate. Two women are running for the Lieutenant-Governorship; one for p. saving -rob- Political can*(tf,'.cs who have been sharp things about' their opponents, were -prob ably Inrpired 'bv the expression: "Give till it htnls." The cccncmlsts have predicted an upward turn, but so far it hns been noticeable only in the overcoat collar. "This is goiuj to be a long dia\vn-oiu affair," said the confco'.ioncr as he started cu his taffy recipe. Uy the looks of • the fooliialt situation, colleges are de-peiidinj too much en ring roll up scores. some- rs Co Someone suggests thc.t Edison may negotiate with the Soviets now that they are gvowlns plants from -which rubber may be prcduccd. But this is u'.rctchhis: (he polu'j too far. There's a rumor that the Prince of Wales will marry Princess Ingrld of Sweden. Well, they say the best matches are made there. i Hcivfr, Fletcher and Senator ! Smc-ot say thc machinery will fuiic- i t:cn adequately. But tlie tariff crlt- superior court Judgeshiu; one for the post of Secretary of Internal Affairs and one for the State Supreme Court. C'OP'S SON REPLACES FATHER MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UP)—Police Captain Hulet Smith, prominent peace officer of Tennessee who died recently, will be replaced by his son HaEiiric Smith. The younger IUB about the tariff, which sesuv bound lo cause a lot mere troubk 1 The public hearlnus now in pru- i Anil as for the scores of requests Eress before Ihe tariff commission. | jr invcstigailons which we re- operalhiR under the flexibility .prc- a ,; Vr rt duri:ig that period, no work visions oi thc Hawlcy-Smoot act. Bas begun on them. They were ire the first in a scries of 00 o: : | M .,- t jy |i; et |. Of course it took the norc scheduled already ordered hi- C o:iim:ssion a month to get or»ari- •estfgatcd by tlie commission. j;(. t i Jusl what will actually be dour .oward carrying out Preslder.'. Hoover's promise of revisions tin- miterVIonsklerK^iln.^ : ^' ™«^"E "« "elny of more jsmith was employed in anotherde- here DespHe romi'ses of s, - i '"»» fmlr months More hearings partmcnt but a, ranged for the a=£is-i=-s i;s<3£a?£—•-»>'»•• ~ ssrtTfcrtf^..s-"JrS:£!S£ six months to two years while the U!r.::i:-..iu:i's investigators made detailed studies of production costs at licnu 1 and abroad. Emly starts with the hearings. FicUvi'r sr.y.i. will hasten the comi:'.i-sion's reports to the president. \vlio may eitiier put thc rec- BUFFALO, N. Y. (UP) Conges- P'P 05 of several trucks and run to r , , DMT tio!l a t the New York State Hos- wllere the rats were thought to be. ™, „,?' ,~ I pltal here may be alleviated con . I The motors were then .started and '.. :.?.....;.; 1 slderably if the proposed $50.000.- '< a n ° w ° r carbon monoxide sent into the building. Judge Advises Public Baths For Bookworm ;" | slderably if the proposed $50,000,' 000 state bond Issue is approved Nov. 4, Dr. John A. Pritchard, superintendent ,has announced. The bond issue will make possible construction of a new hospital building and an employes' home, Dr. Pritchard said, adding that the present buildings now are BUFFALO, N. Y. (UP)—Henry Vanek has learned that bathrooms Thc most surprising tiling about the kidr.ap- ing of that Illinois banker is that thc stock market didn't collapse on account of i:. anything. Tariff critics have held thn: !'v commission Is slacked in fnvrr c;f the high rates in Ihe Hnv.lcy- Smcot law mid hence is r.niikcly to make juiy revlsiour. of iiu;):);-- tance. Tlicy also insist on ihe basis of eteht years' cxp^vir-ncs with tlie flexible provision cl the previous act--v\-hicli provitic':! cs- senlinlly the same machinery as j'.Y; the llawlcy-Stnoo'. flexible provision—the commission is not p.\ir- ed to make thorousli investiga:b:is and quick changes. In the hniuls of the Demc::.V.s. tlie tariff unquestionably bec-ii;!.' a real campaign issue. The c;ip--.l- lion tried to make it appear Dial the "Grundy act" liatl made an important contribution lo depiction nnd unemployment. President I!uj- ver, In signitii; tlic bill, did the brst he conid to escape onus by averting an obvious need for rcvUiini;. Today, the tarilf commission ic his fattier once walked. 31 per cent, .overcrowded. Many j are not for bcok lovers when lo- patients are forced to sleep on mattresses placed on the floor, he said. City Hall Rats Needed Gasmasks At Tonawanda cated in a public library. Ho was locked accidentally in the public library for the m'jht and wandered into the engineer's bathroom. Resigned to his fate Vunek disrobed and was taking a bath, when the engineer interrupted him. In city court, Vanek was re- i leased with' the advice to patron- NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y..ji z e public bath houses in the fu(UP) — Successful means of com- ! Hire. There is tills consolation in the few skirl ' hngllis: they cover a, multitude of .stuns. sp;'C[l with which the commission completes investigations and makes :he reports. Af,c:!:cr light in Congress in connexion with the tariff is ex- pecl^'i: inn 1 Mr. Hoover's ^appointment c( Krigar B. Bross:iru of Utah to tbr- c::miilssion. Sometliing probably w:U b.T said about tlie fact thai Mr. Hoover appointed ihvcc Kepubhc3!is and two Democrats, without naming a sixth until the ccmmis^io:i had organized itself, al- thoiish i: \\as explained that tho president had tried hard to find thd OUT OUR WAY \CKA6OD1 A HAMM TV-IE BOARDS <M I DOWT V-\v<£ Of CV&AMINJ& THE TrtH MO \MOMOHR THE KlEARER Tt> THE. Auu OP UMDEP? distinctly a Hoover communion. Chairman Henry P. Fli'tchcr is (Hoover's personal choice and. of course, responsive to Hoover's v.isn- cs on matters of poiicy. A:ui !!is umis5ion itself is more than f vcr right man. Brc-.>sar,;. oriyinally appointc:! as an cxamitvr lor t : .-.c commission through tl:c in!h:cncc of Sinoot Is charged with luvinj been the special advccalc thc btei sugar [before in a position to militate the interests l;olh :\i :-.n employe nnd unpopularity of nnd-the oiip";.i::o;i n member. Dcm"cra!s have been to the present ncl. premising strong opposition to his Under thc circumstances. ci:v-id- j confirmmion ami Ihe Sca.itc may er.ible con:ment was inspired jvheti'be In a inocd ;o tyrn him down. Taxpayers of District Limp Often First Warning of Serious Ailment In Childjj l!y im. MOltlllS riSIIHi;!\ ; strength rf l:-o inusclos. Me must ilir. Jcnrnal rf tli? ,\in, li. .in! find out ulirihcr ll;e !c-; is jerky of Ky- j and forcible or whether "the leg is ; relaxed nr.d without lone. Medical AstMcialio!'., :iuJ Bria, thc Health Mas When a child who lias ;KC- vic'.sly wa'.sed in a quit - ?.ii:-..\c- tory ir.anncr suddenly bcci-.; tu limp, the parents miturai'.y b:\-.--.:iio grca'.ly conccrr.cil. Their concern is \va:i-.i:::< I for the simple reason lii.it ir.e :.:nn .may be due to roir.c s:y.n-i. : :^n- ; cral condition or to S.MP.* ^:--.dci- !thnl Is of the pn-atr~: :inp.;-.:.tncc in the healt'n of t!i.- r'.r.M. | As pointed out by Dr. <.',c .•:•.:.• A. jRams.xy, the normal v-'i! ^ :; '.'.or- nnl i>erso'i is an cx.ur.nlc f-: ;vr- fect sjnchroaiiiu. It <!•:.; ind; ;thal the bones cf thc l:n..: ..r.ilf be equal ill length, th.v. ;:-..- : nt" .move smoothly, and tha: ;': -.• r.:~\-c; ' conlrolling the imibC'.cs D.- ::\ n ncnnal state. A disturbance of any ,:-.• ol • these factors will ivj'.sit i:i ,i ,iis- lurbancc of the call. Hor.n uy. attempt to analyze thc c.iv- MV ilic lirip demands direful stu;:-. .;, ;h; p.-.rt c! a competent i-sp:-:: !: i. .important lo know by :•.•., ..»vc- uicnts whether Ih: ;,u-.: ,irt ctji.al in length a:i.l in It is important 10 rx.ir.v.;,- tin patient without clothing. T',-.c physician must '.-. : - , ju ctrned with the qucstlor. .-. i whether or no! tilers ii •;;-;- or ', .motion. He must study ;he fn main- instances children develop a waddlir.g y.iit because cf ongcnita! dislocation of thc hip--, here may he absence nf seme of | ic bone;, in the legs a: birth: in I lie act cf b!i th nerves tnny be torn. '• inch diseases as infantile paraly- ! is and inflammation of ;lic nerves' T of tlie brain may irA'.ipacilate he nerve control permanently j There U the possibility of fracture | of a bone, tearing of a muscle or . lament, dislccation cf a bone, and : hinlly there Ls the puvcly psycho- i oeical limp developed by Hie ci-.lld I :o secure attention, and frequently i appearing at any time that the; child becomes somewhat tired. ! In acitlition lo the factors thai • ;ave boen mciilioned. cliildren - ; ometimcs limp because thc foot ; has b?on bruised as in thc case o! ' l!ie common stone bruises. In case . the arch breaks down, there is a '• painful fiat foot. Obvirusly, therefore, a limp developing in a child is not to bo considered as an indication for pulling the child to be<! with tho idea that a little rest will ennbl: it to get up and walk correctly. Such a disturbance must bs considered merely the symptom of some deep-seated or unknown condition until Its exact cause has 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 Tlie. 25 iHM'-cint penalty and the fi per cent inUrcst charge will Uo remitted on all payments of delin<]iiont taxes; including taxes for this year, made up to December 15, 1930. In addition the attorney's fee on drliiuiucnl. fax payments in the Osceola district lias been reduced from 25 per cent to 10 pur cenl, to coi-resiXHid with the fee in Uu Chicknsawba district. Tax Rate Reduced For 1931 There will be a reduction in thc drainage lax rale from 7 per cent to 5 per cent, with a possibility of a 4 per cent rate, effective on taxes payable next year. Improved Flood Protection Improved flood protection is being provided through recapping of J5 miles of Big Lake levee, at a contract pries of §2'l,fiOO. In addition a contract will be let shortly for removal of drift from the District's outlet at Rivervale, and a dam will be thrown across Ihe district's channel at the .Missouri state liiu 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 the district's physical and linand;;! rehabilitation. Payment of current and dcfinciucnl taxe-- under the fav- orabU terms outlined above will be to the advantage of all prapi-rty owners, and will assist in putting your drainage district in belter condition to serve you. Clifton H. Scot! • Receiver

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