The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1932 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 9, 1932
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PAG* FOUR THE 8LYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS HUB COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. 13ABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAIKES, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dftlllts, Inc, Nc»- York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Little Rock. ' Published Every Afternoon Extent Sunday. Entered is secoud class matter at the post, oftice at Blytnevillc, Arkansas, under act ul Congress October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier la tlic city of Blytheville, 15c per neck or 16.50 per year In advance. By mail within a radius ol 50 miles, $3.00 per year, f 150 for six months, 85c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, 16,50 per year, In zones seven and cltlil, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. School Days-Then and Now ' -. i The fall of (ho year is about ;it liancl, ami all across the coiinliy ;i good many millions of .^t-liuiil children iiavc trudged buck to .school; ami the thought, that slriki'.s an obsui'vinu; adult with mdnndioly J'oivo is Unit tlicy do not seem lo KO back (piilu as relucluntly as the children of a ueii- cration ngo went. Of course, it is ;i tradition that children find .school odious and welcome such catastrophes u;; lires, epidemics and tornmloc.s which create unexpected periods of idleness; but Hie tradition, really, isn't nearly as true now as it used to bo. Schools are conducted differently than (hey used lo be. More effort is taken to awaken the child's intorc>l. He is likely to );et a clearer notion of what it is till about, ami to discover that the business of aciiuiring knowledge can actually be a good deal of I'un. A New Saga of the Vityngs An American College urofessor recently finished more than a decade's study of some odd-looking inscriptions on it stone found in Minncjolii and announced that his researches proved that' a hand of Viking adventurers had visited Minnesota as long ago as I3l>2. This theory had been put forward before, and had been sharply criticized by authorities on Viking history; but the professor believes he has removed the earlier objections to its acceptance, and thqse of us who know nothing whatever about it will bo inclined to hoiw that he is right. The story opens a fascinating vista fur imaginative minds. According to the ?;ory, a band of Vikings was sent from Kin-ope in the middle of the 11th century to relieve a hard-pressed Greenland setllemuiil. Finding the settlement deserted, (he band continued on its way, jrol inlo Hudson Kay, and eventually made ils way up a chain of lakes and rivers into what is now Minnesota. Wandering overland, far from ils boat:, part of the band was ambushed and slain by Indians. The survivors inscribed the slory on a stone and Hum vanished, and to this day no man knows what became of them. * * * Here, quite clearly, is <, n <. ,,r the most romantic of all exploration stories; and we hope that it is true, not _KIiYTHEVIM,K. (AUK.) COURIER OUT OUR WAY KOME. OKI- COMt. because il inaties any dill'erenci', but because il is all loo good a slory lo ttwo. H is hard tor ns today to rcnlixc the loneliness and isolation that must have allended thai Vikin;{ hand. i.»sl in Minnesola 000 years ajf", they were inCinilely farther from hmne ami civi- li/:itii)ii lliiiii any explorers could possibly get luday. Tim land alu-ad (if (hem was mure completely unknown than any land while men have ven- Ituvd inlo for ;!UI) years. Surely, if ever there were slmil-hi'arlwl men, they wore in this group of Vikings. And I lie liuish of il all? DaHmes.-; ai:d mystery wliii-h can never hi 1 dispelled. Hnmewhov, somehow, those Vikings came In the. end of the road. Starvation, or mvinj; Indians, or sick- lies ••, finished them oil' and we shall never know just wl'.al happened. lint il is hard even to think of il without feeling (he pulse ijiiicken. \Vlicn Farm Food Is Noi Raised On I IK; Farm Afl'.T liK)l:hiR OUT tin' Mijjpiy ;,<-ioimU, of men- Ilian 200 [iirni fnjiiilii-s in liis :.L'c'.i[in of Craii;- liriid i-minly, c. C. Wiilsun. sr., said in tiif MoHclle-Lake City Mmi-Timr, Ural :i dlvcr.-ii- lled lariii pro-,-].iiu i.s the uily i-t-iiu-ily for ihr- situation which UII-M.' accounts revealed. Mr. Wnlson declared that lully M per cenl of tile items purchased by tht.w :'00 families should have been nilscil un the fanr.s they occupy. It uus found that meal and l.ird, ivltli articles like dried beans and pi'as and canned KO'Kls. tcok half ^ the nioiH-y at Ihc Mora for Ituully too'd purposes. In the winter follo'.vln-; the 1U30 ilioutli nnd crop failure. II was Immd that farm families that lind never dcpiirtrrt Iran the old prac- tlce c( living en tin- land as far ns passible \vcic able to rcinnln iclf-siipiioniiv.; even In that cinci'sency. Some ol tlicin «cic severely plni'heil. but lor the must pint they inaimgcd to sec themselves through. It \\ as-, the families that had been tivtns, not on Hie laviil but out of the store, that had lo be supplied'' with food NIK! feed. MOM ol the fanr.ers who fulUnv the bny- cvcrytiilng practice aie OIIU-ITO]I growers. On tho rare occasions when ycotl yield :ui'[ good prices go together, they <vi!i take In more money than r.eii;hboi» uho have devoted pnrt of their lanii nnil labor to food crops, fret! ciops and permanent or seasonal pasture lor milk cattli 1 and hogs. Bill even in those exceptional elrciimslnnccs, they will hnvc to pay more money out to settle the year's supply bill at the slorc. And in years of low yield or low prices llic'y arc likely tn hnvc spent all thc-lr cotton money before it comes In. Whereas the farm family thai lias fed itself and its slock can cal! the money from Hie cash crop its own. And in addition lo having greater security aRainst cash- crop micertainlii-s. the farmer who Includes livestock in a live-at-home program is biiildmi; up tile soil of his farm year after year. —Arkansas Gazette. 8SWSM ^^•^MBK Yen can no moiv stop this movcia-n! Harm siriki-i than ynu could stop Ihe Ilmv.ition in mi>. 1 couldn't stop it if I tr:rd. —Milp Heno. head o( ihe toua Farmers' Union. As (or Mamhoukou. Japan Is coufror.ti-d an iinpieccdciitid opposition of woriil upinim:. Nevertheless, ne are determined lo lui:;..v the coursu already lixud in the face cf all 1 ipp 0 >i- ticn. —Count Yiisuyn L'clilda, Jap;nu>e [;.rvu:i minisls.1. * * » T3ii.s i.s :l-.e JIIUM rxiK-nr.ive v°' LI iea! hn:!'i.i; a man CUT had. --Ex-mayor .ihiiniie W.iik'.-r i,[ New Vi.rk. upi-ii Hie rccabitm o: •>.:. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 1L3WW JSS^JB By William! _ GO1M& 1M "THE. \O-\R v-jiTVi u^ i T DOM'T VV/AKIT" L VOVJ IM THE HCufeE, ro BE. f-JO-MO — MOU MF. IM Ti-\' CAQ , To BE GOT PER ALOKlCr "OV-\ -^-.-,. GET OoT AM' GiT ME A PACK' C^GOM— OH _ DOM iGlT QuT OH. DOM . GvTOuT AN? ~ v I'M =,0 POPLAR- J -Ti-\'LAOiE'b. A P^i^f^^W^ :: S^ff/S^ : iiiSPg|K .^^^:^ ^?::Ml^»i&i&X^. "You know, Dora, whitt I renliy had in mind, when J left school, wiis ;i music;il tarcur." TD LEfifl BflTTLE 10 BEIITtES Iftl Serious Danger to Arkansas Scon HI Proposal (or Pyramid Levy.. LITTLE HOCK.—Opposition to he proposed state pyramid sale; ax will bo led by [he Arkansas udustiles Association, u consolitl- ti'in of the (orces of the Arkati- as State Chamber of Commerco .ml th= Associated Industries of \rkansas. according to an ati- lounceincnt by P. w. Scott, of luttig. president of the organiza- iun. While virtually ovary iiieiu- Jer of Hie Hoard of Direccors of lie Industries Association is fav- rab[|. to the sales fax in princi- ile. llr. Scott Hiid. the form in viilcti it is proiioscd for Arkansas as recognized as so objcctiona- ': and such a burden upon the mall properly owner, tile farmer, vorkin^ njnii and the merchant hat the organization as loni; as ast March 15 went on record as npposcd lo it. Tax- Drive Well Finumcil "A qnlct but determined cim- isn is being waged by prnpnrf'- enis of the meLisiire to inriuce the tople to ratify il at the Nmrai- H.'r election." s aid Mr. Scott, -ami Jiibiness leaders throughout ihe >tate have come to recogni/r ihe r.ecessity for presenting a .--olid ront in apposition. They pip;«s; o lend tlieir ccojieration to. :ind v.ort: tlirough. our organization not only in avoid duplication of effort biu to minimize the cspjujc. Ihe sales lax forces arc tlioro-.i-di- !y o:Kani^ed and are so w?ll financed as to indicate that their funds liave come' from sources oilier Ihan Hie 'poor larnier and -.verkino; mail' in whom they Lire MI deeply interested." Mr. Scot! said that the .v.les las amendment is misleading and that literally thousands of A:k- ar.xins who favor its aiicixion have assumed that iwsition lie- cause of a misuinlcrstaiuling of what is Involved. "Tin; measure would reduce taxes on property but for every dollar Ihe small property owner saved— ""(I by small property owner I nenn anyone whose holding are assessed at 55.COO or !:ss-heVo'.itrt pay three or four dollars in the form of sales tax," he continued. "The proposed tax, il, must be understood, would be a pyramid tax Instead of a tax of one percent only, and by the time it reached the consumer it would have increased lo t\vo or three percent or even mora. Thc property owner whose holdings were assessed at Sl.COO would save just S8.20 in taxes if il were adopted, but he would pay out that much in sales lax by the time ho had spent approximately S!00 for food, clothing, medicine, gas. water, lights and other necessities. The average family In Arkansas bo it remcm- Ix-rcd. spends $400 in a vary short time. . ' Hits Small Man "The sales tax really would be relief to th c large landholder but every dollar he saved would be shifted to the shoulders of the worker, the small fanner and the home owner. Concerns foreign to Arkansas, which hnvc foreclosed great numbers of mortgages in Ihis slate and ijow find themselves in possession of thousands of acres of Arkansas lands would be relieved of all but 1-2 mill of their slat? property tax and. of course, the resilient Arkansan would have to pay Ihe difference out of his twckct because the foreign owner buys nothing in Arkansas anyway and consequently would contribute nothing in Die form of sa!>s tax. "I am sure that many who fav- •:• Ihe measure are not aware that sale lax amendment provides for in addition to the poll tax Ihe a li:ad lux of SI a year upon every resident of Arkansas, male and female, ovcr'twcnly one years of HBC--this (or the benefit ol the schools—and Ihat under tj v ? law the stale would have tl)e iKj-.ver to take a lien upon one's .p'roperly to collect it. , "'Ihe sales lax. in the form pro- i posed, is uu: of the most dnngcr- |ous measures presented lo Arkall- Isas during the last generation and | il iniisl hi: defeated." not unfavorable, although If present conditions coiilliiiie, the reverse may become'true. ALLIED AOVANCK SI.ACKKNS On Sept. 0, 1818, the great German retreat from the positions won in ihelr spring otlensivcs was virtually complete and fighting was principally ol a l=cal nature, with only minor objectives. British forces advanced on a four-mile front south of Havrln- court u-ood, taking positions which dominated the wood they hud taken the previous day. On other sectors ot the Hiitish front, activity was confined to trench raids and minor gains. An American advanc? which had been rapklly developing near St. Gobain was practically stopped by several German reserve divisions. French troojis reported minor gains across the Crozat canal. The westbound Canadian liner Missanabie was torpedoed in the Atlantic. I ^IMMIV OIM1TMM l>Mn <1 iilDAi, c>Ki 1 l'>MlmU s) lO'V) THIS CURIOUS WORLD -"H 11 Digestion Aided By Seaweed Jelly IX3S ANGELES, Cal. lUP)—Have a little seaweed jelly for the stomach's sake. •It's a great aid for digestion, according to Dr. O. Ross Robertson; associate professor of organic chemistry at the University bf California, at Los Angeles. Seawcc:!, or mere, prcjjerly called aga;, should In- eatt'ii. says Dr. Hoberlsou, not because o! its nutritive values, but because it is noi nutritious. "This strange i-\plan:itiun," states Robertson, 'is founded on tr.e fact, that agar, an old word for jelly borrowed from tile Malay jjeoples. Is not, digested in tha human system. It swells up to great volume, fills you up extensively tut coes not irritate the digestive coual, It gives artificially the bulk of food ma- :erial which ihe day laborer gets naturally by heavy" catins, but vhich the invalid or sedentary vorkcr otherwise missi'S." Large quantities of "gclidium," a •ariety of moss froin which agar is nade in tile Orient, have recently Ken discovered off (he Southern California coasl. The INDiAN'5 TEST OF GOOD FVe51GHT.. 5TAH W THE KANW.E Of TMe as CTPPCR, (us A TINY . -|F THE SEE TWS WiNT ST*R, THE fWKMS REjoiCER ANOfiUC" *OOR CHILD WiLLBE A GREAT HUNTER." JUftV FEOWftWCi, USU&.LY. IS &UcfJ fifTHB . OF ncstfjsoiu ceusoe. eurtrwas • RCPLLY MAS-a-VERRA THE P&ifJC/Pai. • I SIAVD Of 'WE JUfiAl fBfulfuloez. GROUP VMfKE fiifXWCBB. S£lMf>H THE OHIffiNfiL. ' Of DEFOE G FfiMOUS CH/tKt)cre!L t FOUG. "Jobless" Health Advantages o Almost Make Up for Handicap i-.v nr;. MOI:I:IS nstinux liililnr. .liiiinnl nf 111,- Ainrrii-aii .Muliral Assm i.ilinn, and of Ih- Kcb. the Hrallli M:i£:i7mr> An invrstieaii:!:! Just mad,- in Cn'Tinar.y indicates the ;-evnv ef- hc;-; ni> the p-.iblir lieaiih. Hi-r.nse <•! HIP lack i:[ incon:?. Ihe m;-ri- iienal roiuhlinn of llir pw rer ciin-s-s has suffered preally. Indeed, the president of om of liie largest iiiMirancc i.°; out that people entorm? s.<i.:i:oi-iiims nr.d homes lor nn- '^'.-LfTi'.s ntr found on aclmi!.*:on I:; !>•• in a phyncal cuiuht:or. ior- .v.-;wndhi5 <o Hie wors'. seen -inc? :: c- World War. Some of Ihr I!:P:I who ai? admitted do not K-rn e^cn lo have heard prev:o,is- !> "I j-uch a lliir.g as an adequate meal. Previous 10 the present, ronli- Uor.:-. anemia girls, so prevalent hi :ui nriirr day, was no Jor^er .'ten by physicians, but now is be- cciv.nsg generally common. Appirently conditions are no', so M'voi-e in Berlin as they are in ether parts of Germany, The poor '.nutrition is found much mor? of- ;iru in women than in men. because the women deprive themselves of tend dvtrini! the time of scarcity in 01 ripr Ihat (lie m?n who work jru'.tl Ihe children mav ha\e it. j Nolwitli>tiiiifl:i;; Ihr iwiir niitii- il:™ iiowcvi'". ilu-ix- aie cciUnn |i-ii,ii i^c'iv, i,| ,[:e in>.-ui;i:uM!:Mil j filiation that ssc-.a lo be ol value Uo health. The pen-on who i> out ( or eniployrni'iit is able lo sixnid j more time in the open air and r-nn • yet nl! cf the sleep and res: ho : needs. i Apparently the mi(ic:~,ii!rit:on due to unemployment tins not piocrr-.ssrd suffirirnlly lo :-lio-,v n definite effect on the rates lor tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is dis- 1 tinctly a disease associated will j tmrtciT.utriticn. 1 'I he tuberculosis rates lor Germany hair been showing a constant downward, and this downward trend lias not yet be?n modified by the imrinployniei:! .'-Itiia- tion. There scenis to be reason to j believe, however, that lot 1 .;; con- |titinance ir.ay result-in an evcnt- ] ual upward trend of the rates for ! tuucicuiosis. The unciuploynicnt silua'.ion hn. affected particularly thor: towns and districts where there were extensive tobacco Industries. These factories had to shut down earls placed on the Importation of for- b:caiise of the strict llmitallons iclgu tobacco. In these districts | however, the change in conditions I brought about by more living in ! the open air seems to have boen |of benefit to public health rather than. lor the present, the cause |of any .^eiious harm. Til- report,-, from Germany in- jdicatv ihat. (.iking the public e.s !.i whuiv. ih,. pres-cnl tlale of 1KI- Ili'lllon cf Ihe German people Is GOOD 01.]) AGU Many authorities sav that an illigator riocs not reach its full idult growlii until it is between 40 mil 60 years old.'Tlwir normal ife ia said to be between 100"and 100 years. <s-_ fieour 4oo M/ces tueer OP SWWK&O, • Moaern mcaicaT science h^s i£ d'iscover1d"tiiKt the Indian was nol'w keen sighted as we have been led to believe. Many of our first Americans were blind and stone deaf a condition caused by tumors in thc ears. Even the passing of the eyesight test Is iiot conclusive evidence of good vision, for the dim companion star' o) Mizar can. be seen by persons whose eyesight is far from firstclass. Mnkc the test yourself on the first clear night. - CHURCH EXCUSES Gc*rie My dou-ln-ltuv who is considered by many to be a smart man | seems to m e to have himself fairly well muddled as 1 think, by read- hig too many newspapers. If he had anything like my knowledge and ability lie wotikl not need to read the papers. He says he has been reading about a fellow who called himself a "Happy Warrior" and who got into a kind of a skirmish two or three months aeo at:d lost his battle axe and got seme of his war paint knocked or rubbed off and is noiv gone back to his tent and refuses to fight. I don't think my son-in-law, fully understood what he was reading but from what he said he had rcaii, it called to my mind a fellow who made aa effort to jiic ! chairman of our church board, knowing full well that I was chairman and successfully running (hie church, he made the effort- and he tried to line all the memberV up to support him and li3.Bot.ti few but a great many found ou(jill about him. Then he failed, to cgfi- slder my knowledge and abljilV . and when, what he called, the baf * tie was over I was still tjic cliajr^ man and doing business at thc olil stand as thc .saying-goes and-h'G went back to the church he. rea'l- ly belongs to I hear' he is noi p a very "Happy Warrior." ' : '",• "Au bon marche" . . . through Advertising One oi' tho largest department stores in Paris is named "Au Bon Marche." Translated, it means "at a bargain— cheap." Actually, "an bon marche" indicates to the French what a true bargain does to Americans— dependable merchandise at fair prices. When so many shops everywhere are full of merchandise on which the "price appeal" is prominent, it is necessary that the wise shopper insist upon products of known value and proven merit. The clock that will not keep time is hardly a bargain at any price. Foodstuffs and drug-store supplies must contain pure ingredients and be prepared under hy- genic conditions, lest they become not only cheap but dangerous. Wearing apparel at a mark-down is only a snare and a delusion if it lacks the quality that will result in wear. Wise shoppers, these days, are refusing substitutes, are weighing true worth against price appeal. Ihey are using the advertisements in this newspaper as a shopping- KU k\e. When a merchant advertises .us wares consistently, you may be sure that he is telhng the truth about them. He could not afford to do otherwise, even if he so desired. When a manufacturer of national scope appeals to you through these pages, you can believe and act upon his words. "Au bon marche." Today advertising points the way to the only real bargains!

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