The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1937 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 1, 1937
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1937 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS Exile Edward Before Camera Filing Squad DEfiL PRQSPEIJIini President Roosevelt's Position Appears Stronger Than Ever . By FREDERICK A. STORM United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. CUP) — Franklin Delnno Roosevelt begins the new year, .and almost simultaneously his second term as President, with his spirits huoycd by good health, a rising tide of prosperity,' ond popular support unprecedented in recent American history. The year 1936 brought to President Roosevelt a boon which he ..valjied above all 'others—it-election for a second: term.'by a majority so overwhelming that it gave undoubted public'approval to ithe first four years of his admln- 'istration. The President looks forward to f this, year and the three succeeding years as providing an opportunity to consolidate accomplishments of his New Deal. riend ai Gus Gennerich--marred the happiness of the chief executive as he enjoyed the year-end holiday sea- Bon with bis-family. Gennerich was in every respect a member of the Roosevelt family. . Contrast With 1936 'Although it ended In personal and political triumph, 193S began | inauspiclously for President Roose- vcl. Roosevelt stock was low in the first two months of the year. Opposition to policies and practices of the New Deal was at a crest. ' Pre-eanipaigu attacks on Mr. Roosevelt and his administration were climaxed late in January when his old 1 friend and political nlly, former Gov. Alfred E. .Smith, chastised the administration in a speech before the American Liberty League dinner here. , Seemingly from that moment on, however, the President's star was in the ascendency. It blazed with greatest brilliance when, in November, Mr. Roosevelt was re-elected with ;523 electoral votes to 8 for Gov. Alfred M. London. Possibly even more gratifying to the President than the electoral • vote count .was the fact that he polled some. 4,000.000 more popular vote^in 1936 than when elect- I led in 1932, despite a hard and con- |>r.certed attack on his administra-. tion waged by Republicans and anti-New Deal Democrats. • ' • i Inauguration Jan. 20 'On! Jan: 20, 'JMr. Roosevelt will be inaugurated" for his seccmrl • term. . ., With election animosities for the most part forgotten, in traditional American manner, there have been increasing indications of an era of better feeling between the govern - : ment and business. Industrial leaders have exhibited an inclination to "go along" with the President in his efforts to promote recovery and better the lot of the "little fellow." More than $80,000,000,000 in capitalized industry was represented at the recent Council for Industrial Co-operation sponsored < by Maj. George L. Berry. the President's coordinator for industrial cooperation. ; Organized labor, always favorable to Mr. Roosevelt, now backs his policies almost 100 per cent. Qonsumers' organizations cooperated wholeheartedly with the council for industrial progress. ' The economic graph as the new year begins is at the highest point since the start of the depression, and in many respects the present situation is considered far better than in the boom days of 1929. . Chief problems confronting the President in his second term have to do with enactment of social legislation " along lines of laws which either have been invalidated by the supreme court or are being subjected lo strenuous legal attack. NRA Discussion Revived *;, Increasing sentiment has been manifest during recent weeks for ft return of a modified form of NRA. .which , would accomplish the general objectives of the invalidated recovery act, and revival of government control of crop production in some manner similar to the old AAA which the supreme court declared unconstitutional. Mr. Roosevelt has remained silent on the question of amending the Constitution lo give the government wider powers to regulate business, labor and agriculture. Several such measures will be presented in congress, but the consensus Is that no concerted support will be forthcoming unless, and until, Mr. Roosevelt gives the word. The President's health is described as excellent as he begins his second term, despite the rigors of his many campaign trips. His're- cent voyage to the peace conference in Buenos Aires was believed to have provided the President with the relaxation and rest necessary to counteract the effects of a strenuous year. SECUl LEV! 11G[$ MS EFFECT TBDH 26.000.000 Workers auc! Their Employes Will Pay Insurance Tax Toeing Mark for Opera Role Hands behind his back lile a condemned prisoner, exiled King Edward VIII of England faces the firing of cameramen who accepted his invitation to a press conference at Caslle Enzesfel din Austria He posed .docilely, unsmllingly for ten minutes'while neivsreel and still cameras clicked. cio for a number of years (and al| one time liad large land holdings there. About seven yeavs ago he moved to St. Louis. Surviving him are ills wife, Mi's. Nell Fails, six sons, Carl nnd Isaiah of Greenville. Miss., Joe, Charlie, and Juck.oT St.' Louis, and Albert of Braggadocio, and nine daughters," Mrs. Harry Green of C.anithersvillc, Mrs. Douglas Pyle of Chicago, Mrs. Grover Petty, Mrs. Ernest Ernison, Mi's. Jessie Withingtoh, Mrs. Marie Marshall, Mrs. Bonnie Lee Giamarino, and Lucille (and Mignon, -all of St. Louis.' ; Two -Pel- Cent Sales Tax .Without Exemp t i o n"s Seems Certain The Editor's Letter Box , BY,! FAT. WALSH United Vre'^s Stuff Correspondent "' LITTL EROCK! Ark, Jan. 1 (UP)—Arkansas' "51st Geriernl As sembly and governor-elect Carl E Bailey'face the necessity of raising additional revenue for the operation of the Jtatc government when they take office on January 12. First among the revenue problems facing the new legislature and governor is to find funds, to buy free text books for all school children in the first eight grades. The free text teaks were voted by the state's citizens in tho-Aug- ust primary. ' A- way niust be found by the legislature to replace taxes thai will be lost through the homestead exemption act, approved by the 'voters in August. A state law to co-ordinate with the recently passed federal social security act must be enacted by the 51st .legislature. The re-enactment o fthe Hall two per cent sales tax law, seems to be assured. This form or revenue during the past year and a half lias •'• enabled the schools to pay some of their old debts and current operating expenses, despite the fact that 35 per cent of the total taken in was credited to the welfare department for un- employables. The governor elect through a private commission has suggested a civil service amendment to the constitution, which n-ould assure future state employes of their positions, regardless of political The Ited Menace ITo the editor:) Indeed I was very nucli surprised at your editorial, Land of Freedom," arid the position you have taken defending this communistic propaganda and their activities in this state of ours. First of all, why would any teacher, being. a good and loyal citizen of this country, resent to take an oath of loyalty? Second, why 'shouldn't the state prohibit the teaching of communism in our public schools when the first principle of that Communism and their teaching is of their religion of atnc- ism, first and foremost? It is their philosophy and their religion, "There is no God." Then why should they have the right to preach their religion in our public schools? ; It is being boasted in the "Dally Worker," official organ of the Communist party in the United States Uiat there were enrolled in the Communist National s t u d e n I Lc-ague over 5,400,000 high school students and approximately 1,000,000 in colleges and universities The Communist National Studen League and the Student League for Industrial Democracy have united forming the American student Union, so you see there is nothing ii tliis beautiful name that would look suspicious, or to warn us of this red organization. Are we good Americans and good Christians going to sit idly by and let this destructive anti-Christ and anti-democralic force, who are bent on destruction of private property and moral and spiritual life of a nation and all that is near and dear to'you? Are we going to be blinded and made.believe by their cry of "liberty" and "freedom of speech'' that they may continue poisoning the minds of our children? Or will we demand of our representatives that they must do something? Here I agree with the editor that the oath of allegiance will not stop it, for what would it mean to n. teacher that don't believe in God, but some way must be found to purge the schools of such individuals or the prophecy of Trotsky (who by the way has been' "Invited to Mexico) will come true. He said Communism will never conquer the world until it first conquers Amer- disloyal to our nation's tradition', its governmental, educational nnd religious Institutions from further boring in with tlicir spiritually destructive propaganda and strife- provoking doctrines and systems. Indeed, inasmuch as both historically and governmentally America WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UP)- Tlic government hurt completed )lnns lodny to n«n. into '"viiat'b't with the beginning of" Die new /ear a vast social reform—old age Insurance for come 20 million of ll'.f country's workers. Co-operating In Ihe plan will bo Industrial and commercial:, em- "Joynrs and their employes, Individual .states, and the federal government. The sweeping. program, enacted by the last congress, Is ''expected to Insure the nation's wage earners against poverty in their old age. First step in the program was levylniz a 2 i>er cent payroll tax, beginning today, which employers aiul employes will divide. Every employe will find 1 per cent of his salary deducted henceforth [rom his weekly HIW check, whlfe employers will pay an additional 1 per cent of (heir total payroll. Funds to Ke Invested Tax experts estimate that this new levy will bring In approximately $247,000,000 this year. The money will be kept in the.-federal treasury ns It. accumulates, to be handled by the secretary of treasury who is directed to purchase government securities with the accumulated 'fund, thus shifting-the huge government debt from the hands of private 'Individuals and s tounded on faith and love for iod and true brotherly love. Chas. Steinnc Blythcvllle. Miss PronceX spending the Cl\ jn v.lth her parents \_~: ^ i s spending llilb week. l\ A ^liiig in . the home of Mr. andV.irs, O. E Wntaon. Paul Masdon -of Longmont, Co), is visiting In Hie homo of his pai- I'lHs, Mr. nnd Mrs. E, o. Masdon. Mis. Elmer Earn was taken In ;• hospital in St. Louis Sun- clay, where she underwent nn O|»i alien for gallstones ihe next day. Mr. and MIA. Guy OraUrcc left Frldaj for Ov,cmt>oro, Ky, where they are vi-sltlng Ihe former's parents Hev. Wnyno w. dray returned Tuesday from TulvJIcr, Miss., ftheio he spent Christmas \\llh his parents. Mr. and .Mis. William Shamskl f SI Louis spent ohrhlmns and le weekend here with Ills parents, Ir. and Mrs. Ell shamskl, and Islcr, Mrs. Lee Wolf. Miss Mildred Molfltt, who hai cn atlcndlng the School of Com- icice at Memphis, has accepted a xnltton here In Iho oftlce of Ihe Jioftn Shoe company, filling [lie ncancy left hy Miss Helen Collins, t'ho has been transferred to lhe si jouls office. Mn>. Dill Clcvidence was taken o the Methodist hospital In Mem- phU on Monday for a major operation she was accompanied :hcrc by her husband and her mother, Mrs. H. I). Moore. ica. We may well learn a lesson from Europe. When Communistic government was established in Russia they were not satisfied with what they accomplished there, but sent agents to Germany, Austria, Spain, LtFJ REPORTS Hfffl RITES Cost of Electricity Reduced Since Department Was Established Residential rates for electric current In Elythevilie . have been reduced from 10.C to 22.5. per cent, the amount varying according to monthly consumption, since the creation of the Arkansas Department of Public Utilities, the Coiir- ier News lias been informed by P. A. Laslcy, ( chairman of the ; utilities commission. The average monthly consumption of domestic customers in Bly- thcvllle is 59.5 kilowatt hours and occupants of five-room houses, consuming this amount of current, mve received a rate reduction.of 21 per cent, Mr. Lasley reports. Reductions proportionate to. those at Blytheville hove been made thru- out the territory served by Hie Arkansas-Missouri ower Co., accord- 'ng to Mr. Lasley. The old room-count basis of com- )uting charges has been abolished. Rates now are based solely on consumption. , . 'A comparison of charges under :he present rates with those paid by the occupant of a five-room house under the former rates, which went into effect in 1933, shows the following percentages of saving for consumers :of various quantities of current: Monthly >' Percent kilowatt hour saving billing 20.0 20.0 20.0 11.1 15.6 22.5 21.00 bankers to : the government- Itscir. Prime purpose of the program will, be can-led out through payments of monthly benefits ranging from - $10 lo $85 to vvorkers who have retired from their jobs When she sings the Queen In Rhnsky-Korsakov's opera, "Lo Coq d'Or" tit lhe Melroiiolltnn Oi«ra House, Lily Pons ( Isn't gohiff even try to fake the spectacular dance the lolo calls [or. ' Here she's being Instructed by Michael Foklne, famed New York ballet master, lii tlio proper steps. at the '. of 65 atter contribut- faith, so. long as their services Italy and other countries.'There- were satisfactory. The .incoming governor also proposes to consolidate the welfare, Insurance and depart- Jo!m A. Paris, Former Pemiscot Resident, Dies CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. —Jan. 1.—Funeral services were held here Thursday afternoon for John ,A ; Farls, 71, who passed away at ftls home in St. Louis, Tuesday, 'December 23, after a brief Illness of pneumonia.' Mr. Farls lived near Braggado- - ments into one organization headed by three commissioners • " Of the problems confronting him, the last two are knowmto be favorites of the incoming govern or and his success to have them en acted depends entirely upolj Ws control over the senate A majority of the ' Wislator-; are known to favor the re enact inent of the Hall 2 per cent sales tax, taking away tl!e ™emp«oS allowed two years ago, whei , lhe measure was enacted". ] t bcranip a law July 1, 1935. ' ««canie Official of the educat( on department recently exp opinion, that were the mnon., removd from the sales tax enough additional revenue could ' b "l tained to furnish the frce ° ,*", books, at an estimated cost of S8CO,000 a year. cost of No suggestion has been lo replace the revenue be lost to the state's g" enue fund, through the ™ of homesteads up to an P ^ value of $1,000 lw « ssc<1 Byrd Ship Winters On CLEVELAND. (UP)-Ti,,, City of New York, in Admiral Richard E. By first trip to Little Amerj'i tarctica, is wintering on Erie shore here. LflKC fore Naziism and Fascism are the logical outcome of. the reaction against communism. The same goes for Spain. Let it be understood that in America we want neither Naziism nor Fascism nor any other form of dictatorship, which would the destruction of all liberties, both civil and religious. However, we must keep in mind that both Fascism and Naziism are the indirect results of Communism. They are for the nations the natural expressions of the law of self-preservation and are really emergency measures. Neither Naziism nor Fascism, however, can be compared in ruthless destmctivencss to Communism. We owe it to our God, to our country, to our children and to future generatins to do everything In our |M>wer to prevent any who are DANCING Every Night SILVER MOON NIGHT CLUB 2 Miles North Missouri Line o 5 10 15 25 50 59.1 100 150 200 250 10.4 12.9 10.6 14.0 ing to the fund. Actual payments begin Jan. 1, 1942. total benefits In . that year are expected to reacli $52,800,000, inbrenfc . to $371.500,000 In 1950 and reach the operating ;level ot $1,341,800,000 by 1D75. Payments Will Rise ' Tax payments, however, will also have Increased to:G per cent by the time the program' becomes operative in 1942, with ! employers and employes each paying a 3 per cent payroll tax instead of their ;i";rent 1 per cent. •'.Thus, the new tax will have three effects: ."!.— It will make possible nearly universal retirement of . workers reaching 65 yean -.of age through the monthly benefit' payment fo contributors. '"' : ' ' •'•''••= : 2— It will make possible shifting of the government's public debt, now totaling $34,000,000. , 3.— It will create a huge fund of reserve cash which congress can -use in case of -emergency. Tension Program Starts Inauguration _.'. of the old-age pension program was the second major point of the administration's effort to create social security. First was the unemployment compensation plan,' for, which: employers will pay a i per cent tax on their 1336 total payrolls. Under this 'program co-operating states will receive 90 per cent of the money, pa id into the federal treasury by employers within their respective borders. The : stales then win distribute the funds under their own . administration to unemployed workers eligible under the federal program. Workers in states which have not qualified under" the federal program by setting up nn acceptable unemployment compensation program of their own, however, will be ineligible and will receive no benefits. Gigantic Setup Ready While the old-age pension it-self actually starts with the new year, the gigantic behind-the-scenes administrative task was begun sev- eral weeks ngo.when.llia social security board bcfjtm ihe task of indexing and classifying each of lhe nation's 26,000,000 eligible workers. In thL 1 ; way the board to keep an accurate, record ,of these 20,000,000 llvcs^-employment, where and how long; wages received; and amount paid into the Government'. 1 ! security fund. " The .stupendous Job uegtvn' on Nov. 10 when the postoffice department : distributed blanks to 3,600,000 employers subject to" the payroll tax, calling for intormn.tlcin on the type'of business conducted, business addresses, and the number of persons employed j Cards were returned In five days! and the actual classification task was begun. : Next, on Nov. 24 postmen delivered old age pension applications to tlje 26,000000 uoiker; These blanks' were distributed lo all wage earners except those specifically exempted >ln the: social security act—seamen, agricultural workers, domestic servants, r •• railroad em- ployes already under another government .pension . system, federal or state government employes and mcmbois of staffs of non-profit organizations.. These classes iWere exempted at the request'of treasury tlpartment officials, who asserted It would be -an "administrative impossibility" to collect taxes from . them or their employeis The world's largest nitng sys- tem, In the security board's Baltl moie office, then was put Int opcratloii>.and each, worker wii assigned nn account number am the monumental (ask of kceplni records on 20.000,000 lives"was.un del v,a>. Chickens Wear Sweaters STORHS, Conn (UP)—Btirnyari fashion: note; Sweaters for chick ens. "Filz/lo" fowl htwc no fcath cis, so .Mrs. Lorna T. David,knit led .swcatcn for (hem fioh'x oi ihh Li Tlieic Is no set mlc for 'determining the state of a don's health by tho temperature of his nose 666 check* COLDS ana* FEVER first day Liquid, Tablets, HtadactUv" 30 Salve, Nose Drops minutes Try "Kub~My-'J1sm"—Worlds Best Liniment TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. Abstracts, Lands St Loans E. M. Terry. Fres. and MIT, Ph on« 617 Blythevltlt, Ark. A Friendly Greeting To All A" jojous New »l'ear ,to all lliosc who have conlribuled so generously to our »ell- belnff during the past year. And best «WiCi for I lick and happiness. LET US SERVE YOU IN 1937 Wade Furniture Co. Due to the abolition of the room- count basis the percentage of saving would be somewhat smaller for customers living in houses of less than five rooms and somewhat larger for those living In larger houses. COUGH DROP medicated with throat-sooth ing ingredients of Vicks VapoRub. VicKS COUGH DROP PROMPT BATTERY SERVICE Call us when you have trouble. We feature quick service. We still have plenty , of PBESTONE anti-freeze. Russell K. Marr Pure oil Service Phono 304 Halloa- ITS NO BULL! •..,.' M!!.K FROM.* " CRAIG'S DAIRY OEVELOPES N1MBLEHESS HISTORY OF WATER SUPPLY Give your children 10Q& pure, wholesome CRAIG'S milk and notice Iheir weight increase, their nerve-poise and strength, GRADE A RAW MILK Quart Pint Buttermilk, Qt. lOc 6c 6c Modernize Your Home You may install city water in your home with the aid of an F. H. A. Loan...consult your plumber for full details. The Man On Guard There is an individual in eveiy modern city who stands guard over the health of the people. Yet, his job is not a spectacular one. This man is the waterworks chemist, upon \vhose shoulders rest the impottant duty of analyzing and testing the public water supply to see that it is always pure and wholesome; Each day he tests the water as it comes, from the source of supply and after each process in lhe purification treatment. With changing conditions in the raw water he adapts the treatment to meet the circumstances. The first obligation of a water company is to furnish pure and wholesome water. The experience, knowledge and scientific training of the chemist is of vital importance in making this possible. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. Courteous, Personal Attention to Every Customer, Phone 80 113 S. Broadway

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