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March 28, 1931

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACfc FOUR JjLYTHRVn.LE. (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. BA13COCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Soie National Advertising Representatives: The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New Vork, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sar. Antonio, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city ol Blylhcvlllc, 15o per week or $0.60 per year In advance. By mail within a radius ot 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six montlis, 85c for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six. inclusive, S0.50 per yeur. In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per yeiir, payable in ndvunce. Enlightened Selfishness The interest wiiich tlic business men of Blytlicville liave taken in such i-tm- paigns as thai which the Blytlicville Chamber of Commerce is slurling with an iulVii'liseracnl in this paper totlny to encouriige fanners to produce their own food and feed instead of growing only cotton and buying such supplies at the stores, seems at glance surprisingly altruistic. It is plain enough thill it is to the fanner';; advantage to grow the things, he needs, instead of following the precarious course of attempting to produce and sell cnoujrh of a crop be cannot consume to purchase for himself and his family the necessities of life, but where does the business man expect, to benclit? Do not his profits, in large part, depend upon the farmers of this territory selling their output for cash and spending the money with him, It is probably true that were it possible for the farmers of this community to earn by the production of cotton alone it would be to the advantage of niiTchants and other business nun for 'fanners to follow Etteli a practice. Some large landowners still cling to the idea, or did until very recently, that it is to their advantage to force their tenants to grow only cotton, with a view to profiting through the sale to them of food and other supplies at plantation commissaries. . Unfortunately, or perhaps, in Hie long run, fortunately, it has been very clearly deiiionstratcd that a fanner ami his family cannot, year in and year out, produce sufficient cotton to provide the kind of living that tin American family ought to enjoy. Cotton is thnntening the pauperization of a <s3."gft fintl naturally rich part of this country, and it is to the credit of business men here and elsewhere in the cotton belt that they have been quick to recognize that their own prosperity, though apparently dependent in part upon the cotton system, is nevertheless menaced by it. There are few businesses that can grow and prosper except in proportion to the prosperity of the community in which they arc situated. If nearly all of the wealth that is produced in Mississippi county must be sent elsewhere for food and fcedstuffs for our people and their livestock it is evident that there will be little opportunity for any line of business other than those handling these necessities. If, on the other hand, a smaller cash return from our farms, supplemented by the production hero of our food and feed supplies, means a larger cash surplus, not only will our people bo able to enjoy a better living, bill in furnishing tlie goods for that living our business people will themselves enjoy a better measure of prosperity. Thus it is that in urging the farmers of Mississippi county to adopt methods that will insure them against .such actual lack of (he necessities of life, as many of them experienced this winter, and permit them to enjoy more of the good and useful things that have come to lie regarded as part of ihu birthright of the American people, the business men of Ihis and other communities are seeking also to insure for themselves a share in the prosperity to which a country with the natural wealth of- ours is entitled. 'Th Bill Vdo Governor jPanicll acted with wisdom and justice ijv vetoing the McCabs county turnback distribution bill. The measure, adoption of which by the legislature wns; made possible only because that body is not truly representative of the people of Arkansas, had no moral justification. It was an attempt, pure and simple,- of certain of the less progressive parts of the slate to force the more prosperous pavls to pay for their local roads. Federal aid to the states in highway construction- is justifiable only when applied to roads of national importance. Slate aid, similarly, should be limited to roads of state importance. It so happens that gasoline taxes and auto license fees, the natural sources of road construction revenues, can more conveniently be collected by the state than by tlie smaller units of government. Proceeds of such collections, however, over and above the amount needed for roads of state importance, belong rightfully to the communities from which they were obtained, and should be returned to (hem in proportion to the amount of their contribution. The McCabc bill would have established a policy of taking money from one community for work of purely local benefit ill another. The law it was intended to supersede is not free from a taint of this same evil, but it i s so much more nearly equitable as to give sound reason for satisfaction in the governor's action. SATURDAY, MAUCII 28, 1931 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark *The Editor's Letter Box BE SURE YOU'RE Alex and the Huffman Uoad (To the Editor:) Thinking that some other citizen would answer lh; statements ol our Mis-Representative E. E. Alexander, which were published in your paper of the 21st of tills month, I have been watching the paper closely. Having seen nothing In ths paper, I am writing to set the I folks right about just one state| ment Alex made and in wiiich there is nothing hut balcney. | When he said "i labored for a i ! year to EH the Highway Depart-1 I ment to gravel the BlytheviMe- > j Armorel-Huffman road and it was' I done with no', a single cent of cost! to the tax payers" I think hs went; a little too far. 1 bet Dwlght Black-1 wood would be surprised to learn i thai, Alex built that road—I've al-' ways been ihe Impression that he I (Dwtghtl built it. | The facts about this road are' different from the way Alex would have folks believe them to be. Us folks cut around Hutlman and 43. and the good people ol Blytheville have been trying to get that road built lor years. Bank in' 5029, I think it was, a delegation from Blytheville, mode up of T. J. Mihan, A. G. Little, B. A. Lynch and others went to Little Hock and met. with the Highway Commission and ! asked that this road be built. The Commission ngrccd to build the | load'and started the work some i time that year. Along in 1930 r.n | argument came up about whether . it would be concic'.e or gravel (Al|ex's friends tried ta gum the woiks | hollering for concrete alter Dwfeht REFRESHMENTS TriBou ST1W IS NOT A MODERN AMERICAN IDEA, FROM ANCIENT TIMES TIBETANS PAVE IUB18EO TMElQ KYERM3ES "Here we are, fliUerin' awav our time when wo miirhl! 1 "" 1 salcl 'Positively that nothing but just as well be slccilin'." ' ml *> lu ; gravel could to u £ cd> and we near- A, WASHINGTON LETTER ly lost our road. To settle the argument a mass meeting was held in the Blytlieville Ccnrt House (Mayor Neill Reed, chairman, and Byro:i Morse secretary) and about two hundred folks passed a resolution asking the Highway Department to build a gravel read to BarUsM and Huffman that year and not wait BEST PAHAMA,MATS- ARE NOT MADE IJi PANAMA,,, BUT IN PERU, ECUADOR, AND VENEZUELA, . until they could bi:ild concrete BY KOnNKY DUTCIIKll .\1£A Srrvicu Writer WASHINGTON.—"Porto Hio Is lion. lliscnvrred -Hookworm "Dr. Bailey Asbford, a lieutenant in the United States army medical out their promise and [he road was • built last year. I'm sure that ii Alex's friends had been successful would not —=•.= = By Gcorjc W. Rarbnm— 'I "And they were on the v,ny, suing up lo Jerusalem; r.nd Jestn was going before them: and they v.-ero amazed; ami they that followed were afraid. And he tcok again the Twelve, asui'tcjcn to iM them the things that were to happen unto Kim. savins br-'r-.c:;!, we go up to Jerusalem; and liie son of man shall be delivered unto the Chief Priests arid the scrily.-s; and they shall 1 •• j ccnciemn Him to death, and -nail deliver Him unto the gentiles: ' and they shall mock Him, and spit on Him, and shall scourps Him, and shall kill Kim; and after three days he shall rise again." Mark 10:31-35 ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Simile: As happy to set back to New York as Mayor James J. Walker. Wilkins brings a nursery rhyme up-to-date: Rub-a-dub-dub, my hearties in a sub. A fortune awaits the first Alaskan, points out Ihe oirtce sage, who makes the first blubber tire. OUT OUR WAY Williams , 1 SHO'JLO VME FEEA- LM-(e. A IM ABOUT GOOD . T' UP - A omce OFF A PEWCIU /AMO^ER WASH. nu (^mym M, now on -cave from the Uni- cvsliy of rci'lo Rico while she hoic en th? land's secondary crop. Then came the last hurricane aud the coffee industry, with its many small Porto light to say. Draw World Attr:ili<vi "PortD Hico has a large favorable fellows in the -lower end of the county who rs>r- laiuly must have some .strong held on mm to get him to double-cross his own home folks ami lake money on; of their pockets and give it. to these big land owners in the lower end cf the that we that we won't lose anything by liis acrinn. but I'm tellin-* you that w will slick in th; mud j;:st as Icnj as he has his way and all our turn- In 1325. man's expectancy of life ' A person dcos n ct !nr--r!t ar," was 35 years. In the perio.1 of ]<>!) I particular tsi'-Jwtcv t:i ]ir.">vi"- years Ihis expectancy hns Increased -but d«s inherit a "typ:.' of b°dy o- by 20 years, 50 that a child born j ccnstit'-ilon whi:::: enable him to today may reasonably expect to!survive better than tiros the av>"- reach Ihe aee cf 55! | aye man. Tn 1500 03^5 i i: v.liich The Lie expectancy after reach-; the age at death v,r.s i-'iovm o' county. Ho says ] ing the age of 50 one hundred years I bolh the individuals nnd cf t'n-i- aso was for 21 additional veirs. i parents, it was 1'c.un:! that S.3'p>-"- whereas today She HID expectancy I cent lived to the aje ct go'wheu after rc?.c'ning i>0 is 21.2 years. If I neither parent reached tivH' 'o-'i additional life expectancy i3 to I;? | lived to 80 when cnc- parent reaV> acccmph'shed after middb aje. i; , ed that a^e, and 20:0 live:! to 80 thought that thoso' 'is about lOD miles Ian? and 35 "Today the am.ise Porto "nican Ij,'™^ ^ ™ uld dD - . thi; of workers are'on the'cane^olaiu*- - !hn: moile >' A P ril ls a »d the counties and can't even own the"", i ly . f ds ° collltl - bl;i!ti "* «" "me end of of earlier years of life. A child born were found to have reached 103 in tin; United States has an expec- 3'cars. ot whom 20 were women and tancy at birth of 55.58 years if a 10 were men. , print it in so that he will He can't do anything but put movement. ComsnUis ercertcd his in limes of emplovmenl. is (he aver- "Porto U:co was t!:e only Span- ! sh colonv whio'i never recrKoc 1 ' IB: ' ' " Ccmeniiis :•,:. c \vas the first fcr;::ulate ;ho i'ica ol "educat!c:!i so liens. been 5hnj>rri by two ... thal- of ISM ivlii.-li the :vnp:c rail the 'hunicane o! Sa:i f-.ri.-.r.v bo- catire it 5el! mi ;! sn:;r'^ d-.iy. and the -hurricai-.e cf San iVi:,:r' two years ago. Tb? first «a» f.-i> scvcr- c;! in the i.«!p R rt's hisl.-.ry i;mii the cthr:- cr.r c:.;r.,\ M.K-.V lives were Ion in Mv i:UP and f!o~rt': w;ua tin 1 p:':'p;e. "i!ic iu:r:-!-\ne k:H;,l ca'.;le af,<! linnet! ti.v r. t;c:i5. Colire i s l,< r.ii< k;-i:a:i to ( ;> = t'.i:i:rd to tiie e.i;:rr f::; i; »u:-; ,, piodncci! e:i ;,u_- -i'i<r\ i':i:i) ](:::.:•. i.ui I hr.:,,i ."••'i .1 ]j >;:. Ins (!.:iii);i-(l Tl:r r.w.-lr .r.i- C.ub.&lio b'.iro the '.:-i:i.^ an:! to ccm-- ,i :v,i.]i,'.n !,:::cf If93. .S.m: iv.^-,-;.i:ny -..i:. c i u ]j.. , ! ms-,'. ol ti'.c.v. s :;ri lr,i:n [ii:.!ri!:c:i o K: bot'.i I "\Vi-.,-ii ::n- -OK: ; :C< ca'hrr nul- [l:0;]gh there a 'arge investment in slaves. Porto Rico wanted slavery aboiisi'.cd with or without compensation." Saw Logs Bring Ownar Best Price for Timber \VAPHFXGTON. lUPI — Belter ••r:ccs lor timlx-iiancl ir.ay be had by formers who sell it -i-i jaw logs '.atlicr than s-iarxiir.q timber, ac- rorrtiiij lo Hmry B. Steer, senior lorrst economist in the Fores'. Service cf the Department ol Agrl- And stil! better prices may be !;ari. Slcri cc'.::i!'.t:es in his n<lv;ce 'o triiri:t': ; - (K':;in^ limbcrl-.ind, bx -elhv,^ tho limbiT .in lots of o:-.i ;pi'cirs ; ' ;\ time r.uhrr than b\ -films nil ilu' timber loi a lump sum. 1! tin- tiiiitrv ir. lo be .;old st.ind- :n,-'- S'.c:r ad:'::;,-a ix-ltcr priuc ui.iy b: hari lor limix-:- which is close to ;; wc-d-usins cfn'.fr. i:m always and that's tfc wav «ys us back. 1 don't think he" help himself uny by leNins that ho built our road vlw •w he didn't do n to heip i;s get it. I hope you will print thi< ]-;t- r just so roi:-7.s can kiiov.- mat S o'nn of us really know the low down "-n this UarncKl-Armorpl-Iliifrn--n read that Alex says he built airf'l hope that yo:i will send B-,v:"-ht Blackwood a copy cf Hie puprr yj;i! Announce?netil(i Ttic Courier News I'.as been au- Ihorized to make the follow ini; announcements, subject to the will of the people at ths municipal c'cctlon to be heM April 1: i For Mayor A. B. FAIRPIEI-D NEILL REED (Rc-Elrctlon. anrt Term) W. C. LAWLER h- in the Moravian church, r-r.rl was! Tests by scientists havo indicated a prominent figure in the Bnco:i- that a bee's eye:: ar: only" r.tout ci-.j organize all huma'.i per <vnt as 'cfticient ;:s i'i human the encyclopaedic being's. CO'Ji:c: :;cv,s Want Arls Pa Tor City Treasurer JiOSS BEAVKKS (re-election, ^nd term) >vX 5 in any language/ i Cherry & Railroad