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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 1, 1937
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ilONt)AY, FEBRUARY 1, 1037 (ARKJ .COURIER NEWS When Water Invaded Dyess Colony oped for Reductions Now Appear Altogether Out of Question BV.RODNEY DUTCHER Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. —The immedi- futnre of the federal relief ograin is always blurred. I'ru'c to pM-time habits, the xjsevell administration again inges into the next few months relief with Us fingers crossed, face grbn, and an ear cocked • the (list sound of rioting or her protests at proposed drastic rtailment of WPA. And as if also from habit, Moler Nature—after heretofore con- Jiting herself with sending louths — has now again added Irther lo the complexities and of the program with n 'lit, disastrous flood, which ambles all the previous blue- lints, reliable or otherwise. |T|ie $190,000,000 deficiency bill >' relief, passed by .the House and laded through the Senate, pro- r, Je.s $650.000.000 to carry WPA the end of June. Theoretically, 1 on the word of Administrator |irry Hopkins, the plan Is to cut present WPA army of 2,200,000 Irsons down 'to 1,600,000 by June, ] reduction of 000.000 heads of nilles and single persons. |«re WPA-ers .dually there will be no such auction, and it is most unlikely lat it would have been achieved len if there had been no flood. |lth 1,000.000 persons made home- by the catastrophe, don't be Irprised If there are more men Id women on the WPA rolls in |ne than there are right now. addressing a House subcom- Itlee, ijopkins said It would be Jfficult to hold the WPA figures |wn to those he outlined. He be- In with the assumption that the IPA; roll would not increase in Immry and February—"an as- Imptloii that cannot readily be pde, because in every other year relief rolls have jumiwd in |e wintertime." He referred to the plan for re-. Jetton of 600,000 not'as a pi Or am, but' as "our proposal" and |ur proposition," explaining it "based on continued recovery . assumes a good agricultural ,r. that: will make drouth ex- hlltures .unnecessary."' Providing !' for a monthly reduction in per. man,, with an "assump- m" that "^'e will get more mon- put of sponsor^." ,-. ;.. ,:•,.. •; - lbiliqus< Projrrajfh " ; ' ' ' " Obviously there; were I plenty ot '-.umptlons — and loopholes H- in ipklns' statement which' didn't [pear in public reports, "'iiat' Hopkins really was say- y/as that he would try to carry It ' ideas, of the presidents-ideas essed upon Roosevelt by Secre- ry. Morgentbau, the group which >uld balance the budget at all Ists except that of new taxation, id southern conservative Demo- its :led by Chairmen Buchanan |d .plass of the House and Sen! appropriations committees. :f possible, Hopkins would try get WPA cost down to $146.- i.OOO for March with a cut of ,000; to $134,500,000 for April by tting 150,000' more: and finally : $103,000,000 for June after lop- hg off 200,000 more by May and 9,000 more by June. Roosevelt wanted to get WPA menses down to $100,000,000 a '>nth or less for the fiscal year 17-38. illier WPA experts believed Ihis igram could not be achieved, it the need of WPA jobs was p great, Ihat effective protests mid be made, that there would little reduction, and that more mey would be found "some- li ere." jriiey were willing to back up |ts belief with statistics as to " a , indicating that 600,000 fam- J.- couldn't be tossed off WPA piout great .suffering and more than the admlnistratioi liuld care to contemplate, "ne (he Deluge! •lowever correct they may havt ;n, along has come the flood d mode 1,000,000 persons home s. .There will be a separate ap topnatlon for flood relief' whicl I ha^ lo take care of nn un Liniated number ' of persons horn the flood will add to WPA ind don't be surprised If that proprlation u big enough also keep on Ihe rolls most of those ),000 persons scheduled to be bpped under the so-called "of ial WPA program." Official figures on New Deal ex- jndllures for recovery and re f, as provided hy Chairman tchanan of the House Appropri- ,piis'Committee, show expcndi- :c of $1,285,000,000 in the fiscal ir ' 1933, $3,993,000,000 for 1934 506,000,000 for 1935, $3,263000) for 1936, and $3,184,000,000 for ).0,000.,000 were the last of it. rhose figures include WPA PA, HOLC, RFC, NRA, TVA| VA, and other costs and Buch- lan estimates that of the total |:een billions some three or four lions is recoverable.' Inhere Is not the slightest ves- •e of a tooth In the mouth ot Tft bird now living. Prehistoric |0s had-teeth, but their added M was a burden lo the fly- Uirds of later ages. Sch'.oo 1 Now on Free Basis and Probably Continue Will So «> W. I). MrCl.llltKIX SuiicrlnlenJmt -uf Schools Monday, Jummry 25. 'marked the of without I "v$"'*"»'B ui ;t M-Illt'Sier WllllOllt, ] tuition lor lllythcvllle high school. On Hint dnv the board of directors "ie lilythevlllo Special School 1st No o look up ihe work carried on during tliir fall semester by the Citizens school Commlttei! in ..(Hrecllng the affairs of the high school. •es n dobl of ti'de to the committee, which 1ms Mrreil since Jimuary, 1932. for its cpmtnnt efforls to operate the liigli rchcol and mnlnlnin Us usual 1il«h rating The 'thanks of Ilic entire community 'nre due also (o (he parents who hnvc kepi their children in school nt great sacrifice nnd to the huge number of public-spirited citrons whose generosity lins made possible for .a number of st'.i- not have other- secure a high r ti town galn-s Transplanted from Impoverished farms to the Utopian Ark., colonists found the acres reclaimed the forest Inundated school education; fo like less.' fa\ored regions by, the education of Its youth. the elaborate white buildings contrast starkly with the muddy waters anil the little Island ating.. .schools .aboi'.c. . the ... . grade, folfewing the drop I The Citizens j&liool composed of Dr. L. ' course," objectionable renllwil Hint n (ultion school win better limn no school nl nil. The wholc-hcnrM, unselfish coopvrn- tton of organizations and Individuals, the close harniany Always prtspnt between thj directors and Ilic cominltlcc, anil Hie dntermlncci R|>lrlt of the pittrons cnrjicd oiil Uie objects of the plan. I/ist your no tuition was collected the second .scmi'.sii'r, becniisc ol Increased revenu- duo to the snles lux. Agnin this year this source of revenue Is providing n free senies- ler of high school, with the jirob- •Me Mii' of the refunding program of the distrIM vlrlually ns. siirlng a- term of free- school, 'and with the probable re-cnai'linent of the snles lax, |t looks ns If llie high school will continue to be operated on public funds ns long as, present • revenus do not decrease. The committed h;is luriml the op- crutlon of the high school b.ick lo the directors svlth the hope that It is doing so for the Inst time, Ovrr $75.000 Colltcli'd In the nine semesters Red Cross Perfects Scl-Up For Handling Flood Situation : for lultion Ims licen c'nurueil, i\ , , loial of S15.aoi.20 has been collect- l- «l. This sum Includes tuition col- . School Now Seems Assured When it developed that a 'tuition school whs the only nieahs of oper- sixth revenue.: during the depression, a mass meeting was held In (he city hull. 1 Committee, II. Moore, chairman, Mrs: u.' A. •Lynch, secretary, 'Oscnr Alexander, U. S. Branson, V. G. Holland, niui Mrs. Byron Morse, was appointed to work out details of the proposed plan hi cooperation with the/ board of directors. The Irtca. of charging public 'schools was. ol " almost every . point. of .view, . but everyone ORCroi,A, Arli., Feb. I. -Plans he core of 1,500 refugees for an indefinite, period wero outlined at a meeting here yesterday of lo- cnl rdiii honds, i', K. i!ett.s, national Unl Cross representative. I'm! Adj. (lencral Ban C. Byrd »|i'l Oolonol Harry Smith, uolh of Ulllc Hock, Tln> conference was Held nflcr (he offices tnnde nn .Inspection .our of this vicinity.' With approximately 1,000 homeless now being cared for here relief heads osllmntal tlmt the number ihcy woiild bo required to cnre for would not exceed 1600 ' n) of 4,671 linvc been trans- lo Memphis. . . Bed Cross workera have been In charge of lected In Junior hlijh school diirirrj the spring term of 1931-32 and the entire year of 1032-33. Of the $75,254.2!) collected, more than $7,000 1ms bsen contributed'for deserving A tolt Undents by Individuals, clubs,' ferriA church groups, civic orgnnlMiUons J{ - Flshrr, niillonal Red Cross and business firms. Mrs. a. w. Af- i'0pre>:onliitlve, arrived here yes- Hick, Mrs. 15. A. Lj'iich and Mrs. terday from St. Louis ami will aid P. L, Husband, among others, have contributed a great deal of lime find effort In soliciting funds for-.student aid. A number of I'.-T, A. members have acted on- various committees, lo nsslst. In collecting tuition both In high school and In Junior hli>h school. The National Youth Administration has made 11 possible for 02 students lo corn all or parl of their-111111011 with grants of $1500 diirlng the.past Iwq years. Tn addition, a limited number ot students have worked in the high school library, In the principal's omce, and oti the school .-grounds lo earn their tuition. The success 'of the trillion plan (hiring such a period of depression, the coiisciciilious efforts of' lhc teachers working on meager salaries, anil the splendid record of lhc. school and its students should stand out In Ulylhoville's history as n tribute to llie courage and inl- V. K. Uetts mid Mrs. E. M. Elch- who relict activities. Mr. Fisher Ims been placed In charge :or nil community kllchcns from which refugees ami national sufudsmen on duty here ore being [«T. He will succeed' W. W. Prewltt who 1ms been directing lllls work since the refugees first benaii pouring ' Into Osceola'. The ERA building,, opposite lhc Home 'Lumber ; compniiy r office ' ' which Ims -been •' ' 'during the ' emergency. lp'. house' ; «iul ' few nbnut 300! persons,' toilny was' being converted intp a hosplinl with facilities for curing for 200 : patients. The present Inllrhinrj which was set up 1ns\, week in the new negro hotel! building opposite THREB gr_ lnp "9WIM, will be \ised for nn Isolation roin fled Cross physicians ami thirteen Red Cios 1 ! iiuises me now on duty here. A Mipply of clothing, collected and brought here jcsterday In seven laine truck's by a group of Memphis people, was being dls- Irlbutcd today to Ihosc In'need of UnnnenUi and that not dLslrlbuted will be held In rcndtnrvs foi ad- dilonal lefngLC* v>ho may be bronchi lo Osceola 'lhc Memphis iloiu'ih had been woiklng as volunteer helpers' at. concentration camps In MeinpliLs and after see- Ing the condition of miny of the sufferers decided Ihe clothing coiilil be used to n better advanl- nge here: They told, relief work- or.s Ihcy Mould ictuni \\d\\ another supply of clothing Wednesday "Swep" T. Dnvls, government, nglncer In charge of levees In the Osceola (ILstrlct, Mild today he hud wdcred daytime patrolmen sta- loned along the 'djke every two nllcs, with rt .government patrol very five miles. They will watch he cinbnnknHiii! • carefully .for Igm of weakness and pohils vherc work Is needed will ; be iticnglhcnecl as quickly as the iced develops. Night patrols have icon walking the levee top 1 for voine time. .A few sand ; bolls abont-;.flve iillcs south of town Vero discovered nn<l sandbagged^ yesterday. The river gauge here tliis',.hi6m- liig showed a rise of ,C'of v a loot in the insl 24 hours, approxim- alelj iho same rale llie valcrjhai, been Using foi sc\cial d(i>i> The levee top is still-from nve^lo i?even feet above Ihe water level nt vailoiis points In Hits section A twenlj-acre corral foi five- slctk has been fenced In on -Ihe Hnlc Jackson land across^the \aou\ fiom the Purlna-Ralston'Mills- on nlteina^e Highway 61' At- present thoie me about ,M head of )• es and cattle belonging lo lefi llatlvc of her people In facing and overcoming serious obstacles "ii'iid crises. In the count l "BHWAl" KNITTING YARNS FREE INSTRUCTIONS ' New spring nnd summer yarns Latest Styles > - 1 Classes, Friday, 2,30 P M\ MRS. LtSI.lK HOOPER'' 1109 Chlckasawba Phone •> 192 When we say Chesterfields are Milder arid Better Tastim it means something.. Most cplonisls at the Djess, Ark, farm resettlement project were rernoieil nhcn water,' new homes. A few hardy souls who defied the omfloJare seen m this vr uew cl , invaded their clustered about llie porch of one of the buildings on Inghei grouud A boit is comenienllj moortil at ri"ht' Headquarters Settles Down To ] Rou line; Duties of Disaster Relief •, ' With the first full week of imperative relief work past and the arrival over the week-end of three additional members of its staff, the national Red Cross' disaster relief headquarters in Blytheville settled into the routine but essential activities incident to the care of refugees concentraled here and those being gradually forced out of [heir homes by rising flood waters. Miss Henrietta Wilkins of the St. Louis office 61 the national Red Cross, who is in charge of the disaster relief headquarters here, announced this morning the arrival of Miss Mary Brodie West and Miss Marguerite -Hardy of Little Rock and Mrs. B. p. Weber of the Pacific branch of the national organization, all experienced Red Cross workers.. Miss Wilkins and J. c. Stanhope, also of the St. Louis office, have been here for some time and th ^weekend's arrivals bring the number of national workers here to five. Miss Wilkins .said there were approximately 220 refugees at the white and colored concentration points here today, white persons at the armory and negroes at the box car camp at the west end ot Chickasawba avenue.. In addition there are 45 palients in the Red Cross - emergency hospital at the city hall'and 10 at the Blytheville hospital. Besides the 215 persons in refugee centers and hospitals Miss Wilkins estimated today that the Red Cross was providing for about 100 families being cared for at the homes of friends and relatives here by fumlshTng food and fuel. Practically all refugees at Manila and Leachvllle have been removed to Paragould. No order for removal of refugees now concen- traled here, to Memphis or elsewhere, has been received, accord- Ing lo Miss Wilkins, Approximately 1,400 were sent to Memphis from here last week. E. B. Estcs. assisting c. A. Cunningham, local Red Cross disaster chairman, announced todaj the arrival of a carload of mattresses for refugee centers here, since proper bedding' has been one of the most essential needs of' the - refugee camps, many having only straw or hay on'which'to sleep arid rest, the arrival of the mattresses will be of material benefit in relieving some of the discomforts suffered by those forced to evacuate, their homes. A Miss Lawson, Red, Cross .field supervisor of nurses, visited emergency hospitals In the Chickasawba district of the county over the week-end. • • 1 cate) must ..accompany, the. original disbursing oilier..' Payment' will be made pro'mplly oiit' of r,He : Little Rock office sifter, approval'here', It is 'Stated. .. •• .. • ••••,•• i 'BISMARCK, N,' D. . OJP)v-since io03 r farm 'tenancy ,has 'increased 30- per cent 'in- North/Dakota, Howard. R.' Wood,' state' reset'tle- ment administrator reports: • ; Red Cross Orders Must Have Proper Signatures A warning \vas issued by the national Red Cross disaster headquarters here this morning to local merchants Ihat all orders for materials and supplies Issued through the office must be sighed by one of the five representatives of the national [organization now on duty here. During the. crisis . Immediately following the break in the state line ditch levee above Big Lake it was necessary that such authority be delegated to others but the disaster organization here now has sufficient'personnel to care for all orders, Miss Henrietta Wilkins head of the office slated. : In order for payment lo be made it is necessary that all merchants or business inen, from whorir supplies have been obtained, to submit the original 'copy of the disbursing order and the original invoice directly to the disaster office in the Farmers Bank and Trust company building here. The green copy of the order may be retained for the merchant's recotxis but Ihe original invoice (no carbon diipli- V The Morning After-Taking CarterHittk Liver Pill* BLACK-DRAUGHT A Good Laxative STOP IT WITH Alka-Seltzer : Does Headache • "slow you down?" You are a rare exception il il does not. One or two tablets o£ ALKA- SFJ.TZER in a glass of. water makes a pleasant alkalizing, solution that usually .brings relief in just a few minutes ' - ALKA-SELTZER,is also recom. mended for . . Gas on Stomach, "Morninz After", Ac!i Indigestion, ', Colds, and Muscular: Pains. • You will like the .langy flavor and the' results v.-hen you take A\ka-Scllicr. Atka-S«ltref, when dissolved in waler, contains an analgesic, (Sodium Acetyl-SalicyJ- Qlc). In addition, the alkalizing agents in Alka-Scltzcr help to re-. licve those everyday ' disor- ' dors associated with hyperacidity. Small package 3'k Large package Me- Alka-Seltzer like fine wines ''l THOUSANDS of casks X of niild, ripe tobacco are stored away in these modern Chesterfield warehouses, where for three long years they become milder and mellower. improves tobacco just like it improves fine vine. Nothing else can take the . place of mild, ripe tobacco. , Nothing can take the place of three years of ageing if you want to make a cigarette that is milder and better-tasting. Mild, ripe home-grown and aromatic Turkish tobaccos ... aged three years . . . make Chesterfield an outstanding cigarette . , . milder and better-tasting. 15)7, liosm «i ttvnutosjccd Co.

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