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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THZ COORIEIl NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. B. >ABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINE8, Advertising Manager •ofe National Advertising Representatives: iikantas Dillles, Inc., Wew York, Chicago, >troit, St. Louis, DaJlas, Kansas City, Little, flock. Published Every Afternoon Except. Sunday. Entered as second class matter at Hie post office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act. ot Congress October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION iiATKS By carrier In the clly o( utyihevllle, I5c per week or SC.50 per year In advance, By mail within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 ]H?r year. $1.50 for six months, B5c for llirce months; by mall in post"' zones two to six, Inclusive, M.50 per year, In sroncs seven nnd cifiht, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. The Farmer Pays The dinner h;is hinisi'll' anil liis politician. "fi'iuiKls" lo thank lor in;iny of the economic disabilities from wliicli . ho .still'ers, suys ,1. II. flanliii in tin; current issue of I he Texas U'cirkly. He )K)inls out Ihnl .livi-iui.se I'linni-rs • pay relatively littli! in tin- way of tli- rcct stale and federal taxes they h;ive supixirfud, or l:avo failed to oji])o<e, . proposals for excessive public: expenditures, not rc.dix.ing tliiil the indirect tuxes by which state and federal rev'. cnues are raised are in a very lat^e ; degree passed alonu to the fanner. "State nnd federal taxes are coiicclcd Iruin commerce and Industry nnd the lariiu-r is loo likely to feel Hint lint it Is no concern nf ins '; how high these taxes may 50. It some ji.nl of the jirocccds or such lusts Is ui be SJK-IH in Ills community lie Is usually \vllliiv; tlint I they should be raised to the limit. His political '• spokesmen are among Hie most liberal spend. crs in Legislature and Coisuress. Uvause die '. money they spend Is not collected directly Horn their constituents. But though the fminer never sees n federal tax collector, and even llicujli the slate should never levy another penny - against him. lie nevertheless p.iys his part '.', ot the slate and national (ax bill. - "This Is a lesson which Hie farmer bus never -. learned, and winch Ills political advisers seem . unwilling (hat he should ever learn. The farmer Is in fact the greatest suiferer ot all from this system of taxation. He nays morn than his share of this huge lax Ijilt. Legalise he and his fellow-fanners lire not iirgmilwtl. have little or no say as'to the price they _ pay. or receive, and hence lire least able lo -protect" themselves. A tax on industry U nns5«l ..along, and necessarily must be passed aluiif, • in large measure, from manufacturer so midrtle- • mnn to consumer. But the farmer stands at the end of Hie line, there is no one lor him 1. to pass It lo. He just pays H." 1 If spucc and time rievmiUed we - could enlarge upon Jlr. Ilardin's argument to show that these indirect levies which many farmers imagine are paid -• by somebody el.-e. not only increase the - cost of everything he must buy, bill hold down the price of everything lie lias to sell. The point that all of us need to hold steadily in mind, however, is that real tax relief can never tie obtained by. the shifting and jugglinc; of taxs's, bill only by economies that will permit actual reduction in the expenditures, and hence in the (ax collet-lions, O f the various units of government. The fact that they 1B ovcrn,nen! employ differ wild my ucws does not nerrsMrily t; ,,,- slltute "nclitical aciiviiy ,,,, ; ier [he iaw'v.hkn forbids such action. —President Hojvcr. OUT OUR WAY Walker Park .) COUU1EU NEWS Nearly a thousand re.-iilenl.s of Hly- fheville visited Walter's nmvu Snn- diiy lo see the propnscd city park. All of them, it is mife to say, were fa\or- iibly ii)i|iiv.<scMi. Coiiniit'iils of' the adults wei'i: cntlitisiastk-, anil the children by their jic-tirms ujadc; it evi- deni that I hey rc'jMmrii the jjrove as an ideal piay^fjintd. The proposal fur the purciiase of the throve seems 1-1 have alinosl 1111:111!- mons public u|i|>i-m;il. I'nl'ortiiiiiik-ly that is not i'iion;'h. The city Irciisnry is empty. If (Us pin-u of properly is to he save:! fur the people of |i!y- Iheville it must !*• done through publie Kiibst<rijri|')iis. \\'e iViinl the |<ark. Tile remaining question is: do we want ii unuiiKli lo pay for it? 'file amount required lo make this project a success is a stilistatilial one, but if everyone \vliu has a slake in the well'aiv and pnj«rfs.-. of [he community will Kh'e a little it can l,r raised without iiludni; a licavy burden upon anyone. Tim park is "to IK: for. the use and benellt ol' all the people of this city. It should l,e bought with ilie. help of all who are ulilc to contribute lo Ihu project. Hospital jV«j:t'H ft is an iiijjjravuMiiii of the injustice wliicli Hie Inrir.cr suffers thai liie xi ; | plight O f nsr \. culture follows :i liiiy peilcd i)t ivlial the jiolitic- iiins aie pleased u, i.ili "[iiu,, lr lie!". So uni- furml.v have these lell. r si'lu'ines f:ii!cd uf their ]>uri»sc lhat \ve are trmniul. uni n[ fricndli- ncs.i foi the farmer, !-. uish tliat lie eonld l» relieved, cmcc and Iw till, ui |,k relievers. Easy credit is one ol tin. niml poi:'lar forms which farm relief is made lo aw-iinu?. Hut easy credit is seldom an unmixed blessing, nightly named II Is just an c.isy nay of getting in debt, wlille no wit of man lias devised an easy way ol netting out. Few men can resist the lure of i-riuiy money \\hcu soltlcsncnt day fades into the distant inline. Fanners arc by no means in a class lo themselves In Mils ri'spccl, but Iliey lire no exception. I »-;IE in the hind business wlu-n (lie l-Vde:al lund banks were crganlzeil nnd I found ii niudi ussier In svli a farm, ami in a hl-lu-r price, when hnir the iniichasc price or more could be tormivcd :it live pi-r ceni anil with thlrtj-live years so p.iy. Private mortgagc- lenders had to compcle wllli I hose tax-fice and poveiniiH-iit-privlk'scd banks whlcli could, lend money al less ;h:ii) Icultlmair rates, and that compctilion look (he fcim of more liU'ra'l loans. Then i-n.Mied nn orgy ct land speculation an<! Innntlon, financed with money so easily bor- rov,cil. Tempted by low rales and easy Icrms, farmers borrowed more than they ojherwise would have borrowed, more in ninny cases ihiiii their favms were really wot Hi. Frnin less than thri-e and one-half biilious the tola] nt laini iiiorli',i<L'c.s rose to n;i:e and or.e-hnlri billions where il now stands, since the eorar.- jncnl set out lo make 11. easy for th;- farmer |i> pay his cicbls by the "easy credit" plan, his debts have ncnrly trebled and she inlere.M on iliem mere tlian doubled. — J. R. Ilardln In TCX.IS Weekly. I saw no abject pjveily in any of tlu- men center.- i.l iio|i-,ilal:on. - Secretary o: Interior Wilbur, upon return from irlu to P.icilic coast. Political parties an- judged not only by iheir proinin:. hut by Ihcir performances as well. --Ex-priMdciu Ccolidse. The Ins; of u inonlh'o salary to a l.imiiy livin.; en an iuciai'.- uf i;v!ow $2000 ,i \.-.ir :s :i (ra'ji'tiy. —Mayjr Jo-.-pli V. McKeo o: ,XfW York C-,:v. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark IIV lilt. M01IKIS KISHBF.IN r M nV ; t" 1 • M A"'«l«-' Midlcal Asocial on, and of Jly- sei.i, Ibe Ilralth Magannc s y It Is not advisable to eat heavii-, : blister, and certainly Jfcrc n football game. Colics nn:l ' bruise and infection. " Bruises are Jienty o f siijar are all that are nc- | l>est controlled by the application civsary to provide ayains: Ihc las- 1 °( heat. Infections demand medi- or enei'sy thiuuuh muscular wort : cal attention. Proper medical at- t\ lull stomach will not empty i:- , tention Involves getting rid of the 'c!f for from three lo four horn-, infected matter and applying aii- tnd a player who carries a In:: tiseptics and protection lo" eiicour- ; tomac:; inlo a football game :; ; n fc lieallng. Carrying ;l hazard. ; It, is belter to prevent foot An investigation of the luncli- 1 61>rilins aml strail « than to treat By WilliamK / MO --.oav-. 01-- \ Kii-t r...,v -;... v-oi>x \ • A =.->.e \.i,VKi i i OP ,....\^^r ( :'_./-,>s-,, : ^^&'? :f '^€ r-^clk^M',:^ ^^^^^m^^-:~ -- -";; ,;^pli] liK AC, "Nnw, take niimher dl(i. I'm- a rousonalily priwd home, lKTi- wiuild yiiii^x[n. t ..t (» find aiiolhcr housv like (hut?" Football Players Shouldn't Eat Heavily Before Games dpends on its feet, ft Is, t-ere- fore, nece.ssary to take care promptly O f every blister, of every spot of irritation that is likely to become a 'ails ordere?"by various coaches fur heir teams was made by Menmvrll of the University of Wisconsin. On:? coach permitted Ills men to iuv: only clear, hot consomni: and U.ist. Micilicr .successful coach ordered •ft', toast and weak tea, and lim- each man to pieces ot loast. A third ]>crmits his men fiim!] piece of roast beef and a •mall baked iwlato. One of the most IntcrcMiiVj ub- sjivalions made by a coach was the desirability of cuirying along carboys of the water which the men were accustomed to drinking, rather than permit the men to take water in a strange town dilTcrenl from vc'.ial they were used to. sometimes heavily chlorinated and .soine- limus containing minerals which did not. agree with the players. • * • The great Napoleon said th.it the army marched on us stomach, tl is equally true that a football team them. Football makes ircmendous demands on ankles and knees, probably more than any other game, isc of this fact, some coaches request every player to wrap the ankles with a figure-of-eight bandage, which is held in place by a piece of tape. Such a bandage supports ihe arch of Hie foot, ard l°nds aid to the ankle. Tiie chief serious injiies ciiitcrt with football are dislocation ol the collar bone and Hie shoulder blade, and faclnres of the bones of the ie» and the arm, unrf particularly of the collar bone. Any player sustaining even a suspicion of such an injury should be taken at once to n place where he can have an X-ray picture which will show the extent o fthe injury. He then should be absolutely barred from all further play or practice until the extent of the injury. He [hen riders him capable of continuing in Says Farmers Must Unite in Fight for Economic Equality 1!V C. O. .WISER Virc-rrrM<!dll, A.C.C.A The tanners are not 5ali-:ied wi:h ihe siatiLv mio They ha\ no u.vt to expect teller cond;i:ais in l!ic fuinrc than hey have had • r. ii'C p.is;. unless they obtain a l.ivuer portion of the national income. To tin that farmers mm: li.- incorporated in the most ad\,ui:.i^- ous way foans practical in the »a- ti.iiuil protective system, or ttir pro- lec'.ion which others are enjmms a: tho expense of ;t:o farmer- :;:usl !>:• discontinued. To suddenly :'x- l'':ct a reversal of our lai'.;; eo.b- lishcd national ]-o'.:cy is brv nd tile realm of rca.-oiuble pri)bab'..-.:y. In fact, lo suddenly change those national |K>licics coiiipiecely vuild b; to fo disturb our nnanci.il .ind -inrss slriKir.re, erected on ;ho foundation o! our p.ist policies, iliac i: v.ouict make Mich a r,-,urse • x- trc:i:c:\- lia?.ar(!oi!s. if not den )r- ah/:ng. The practical appr.-.ich would appear to be al besl to u: id- »:<Viy >r,i:e down li.e pro'.c.:.on «h:;ii olhm aro Kettin? ar.rl to b:ir.- to ai;r:ciilliiic a rc,i>o:i.'ble ir.v.ume ol prelection In the ir.ejn- in:- 1 . so tl'.at simultaneously ->ur various induslries may. enjoy an equal measi.ic of protection and fnuily to reduce ll:em all conc.ir- icnlly. 1' is obvious, therefore, th.v if the farmer is to obtain a larjer poi'.ion o: the national income, lie in:;*: obtain a larger pcrtlon of -.he ccnsiirncr dollar, and thai he rr/.isl ''•ave tlie benent of the domestic iR'.aike: based iii»n the increased jco.-t of living in Ibk country as a eoi-<equencc of the artificially ghi-r prices which he pays [or the iiiKs he buys riirtlu-rmorc. he ii-: nuiii:' modem machinery of - ' production and in ollicrwUo pro- motmg the best Interests of the producer*. This cannot be done without disturbing the profits whicl t-r.e agricultural Hades have here lofore laken, and consequently Vep"- resents a conflict of interest between the farmers and these other groups. But tho,=; engaged in agiicullnral production have tor so long a time been socially despised and economically discriminated against, lhat r many ot (hose who have bocii the beneficiaries of governmental fa- j vors or who otherwise have profited ; by the hclplc.ssncf.s of the unor- j ganizcd farmers, believe that they I have an inherent right, to continue | to keep fanners at sncli disadvantage. They mistake a privilege for a constitutional rUht. The fact that American fanners have always been fair and public spirited, as cliey arc today, ;; evidenced by their attitude' towards ether groups when they were power and Miaped the political dc times of t!ie country. U was tarn crs who j-.ive tie struggling infant Industries, wl:o were conrf.-ting with better mianced and more firmly cstablUlir;! foreign manufacturers tariff protection, ft was farmers who subsidized the railroads that- enabled the construcilon of our regional and national Irans- pcrtation. arteries. It was farmers who sanctioned the establishment of our r.aticnal banking system and legalized the corporate structure In business and in industry They were the monied clas^ and the socially and governmentally proml ncnc. I The early history of this coun- ! try. tram I lie writing and signing ! of the Declaration of Independsnce : Ihronith the revolution, the strua- .Rlc with the Indians, the war be.:.«. the rt;vclc]>:r.en: ''idlest and most powerful nation in the world. Is a record of farmer foresight, courage, endurance and determination. Tlie opportunity for sain through the extension and development of the frontier country Jio longer exists, the supplying of vigorous youlii for leadership in urban enterprises Is less encouraging, so lire agriculture of tcday with its back to tlw wall is given no acceptable alternative but to exhibit the same qualities of intelligence »nd fortitude expressed In terms of modern means of self-preservation and progress. Fanners must and will stand |- KCthcr and make their fight for cqnalUy of opportunity. Those who We now rich and ixnvcrfu] have become so as ll:e result of ?arli;r fanner generosity and putlic .spirit n "d at the cx]>ense ol (lie later farmer through national legislation which resulted in transferring the natural wealth produced by the farmers not only to the favored groups but also lo the favored .•Sections. !' the rcallzaiinn of t-:'.is fact were simply brought, horns ( O thn People c( the agricultural regions of the country >o il:ey would co- 0|X?ratc In retainin B for their sections the wealth and buying po«. C r which licy crcalc. the major farm problem would be well along towards iis solution. MONDAY, S10PTBMBKK 12, 1Q32 WORLD - W 1836, BILL JOHNSTC>N, PlRATt Of TUB Si LAWRENCE. Stf ON IMS THOXwWO (SiAIW OeaASEp WAR ON CANADA. SO FAfWFOt AND T&HeR FATHER •r TH6 ONflfcO SWfcs AND IN THE LAST FIVE THOUSAND NEAR? TO ALTER THE EARTH'S- 5WVACE THAN NATURE HAS ^ DONE IN FWE MILLION VEARr The Editor'* Letter Box Thanks Krletnls ar Editor: 'fay I, through your column, cx- 'ss my apjireelation lo all my ?nds wlio were so kind to me In ' recent illness? people of the Jai-bro and-Flat Lake sections were oath very good ; ,i:<| i thank M o! >°»- -E. II. fiasco. Fiat Lake. Sir. Webster's Case ITo The Editor:! Please allow me lo most heart• thank your leporter for the •»• and impardal way in which he reported a certain case in. court in wind, I am interested But please allow m e to make these corrections: I did not act, as my own counsel. I only made I the attempt to do so. for I was not permitted to cross question wit- ncsfas, which is the very essence 01 a case, as it is only that parl of evidence which stands up under cross examination lhat establishes fact. I did not present a written brief. What your reporter mistook for a bmf w. ls but an openin" statement of the case with so e references to law which I honed to argue before tlie court. Reference is made to a lane. Tins lane happens to be a forty- ' VALOEO AT #75O,OOO.°° ^ASSENT CRC* Affect to toN0ON in spite of the fact that Kate Johnston was an ou ,| as . „, tnsl she assisted her father in a rebellion against his own country, .lie ncvmnetess won the heart, of ail who knew her. For months' at a tune Bill Johnston hid away in caves and lived on food brought to him by Ins daughter. So clever 'was she at handling a canoe am! » gun that .those who attempted to follow her were never successful Later on, Kate made good use uf the country's admiratton lor-her • rdld shc wlu hcr talhcr a ta - XEXT: How fast does the brink of Niagara Falls wear away? foot highway worked by the coun- Mosl graciously thanking you for this and past favors. Jno. R. Webster, Blythcvillc, Ark. Uniform Gas Tax Drive Is Opened LINCOLN, Neb. (UP)- A drive for a uniform lax on gasoline in all states has been opened in Nebraska. S[»:isors of the plan propose to reduce the present Nebraska gasoline lav of four cents to two cents and to secure cnaccn'.ent ol le°is- lalion tn all states which vvould create a gasoline tax of two cents, provide for rigid nationwide enforcement and collection and prevent vaslon. • . ,. C. M. Sutherland, sccrelary of the Nebraska Petroleum Manufacturers, Inc.. an organization of independent oil men, states thai similar organizations in Kansas and Missouri are ready to join in the movement. Iowa too, Is expected to , co-operate. ' A Bride Bom "Upstairs" ABINGDON. Va. CUP)—when a clerk, filling out a marriage license for a couple here, askr-d the bride where she was born, she replied: "Upstairs." in u-diic.iu piirJnci'.on .a-.iliot ir.u n.iiion.ii itsiimves and llw ins costs, improving mi.v.itj-! bmldins of ihis nation Into the Au bon marche" . . through Advertising One of the largest department stores in Paris is named "Au Bon Marche." Translated, it means "at a bargain—cheap." Actually, "au 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- will result in wear, ttise shoppers, these days, are refusing substitutes, arc weighing true worth against price appeal, lliey are using the advertisements in this newspaper as a shopping guide. When a merchant advertises his wares consistently, you may be sure that he is telling 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 tho way to the only real bargains!