The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 5, 1938 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 5, 1938
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PAGE FOUE VLYTBXV&lto, (ARK.); COURIKR NEWS THE ^YTHEVIU-E COUWE8 NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. JUINK8, tota Nation*: Atfvertitlng RtpresentaUvw: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New YprX Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Fjddisbed Syery Afternoon Except Sunday intend »s second class. mater at the post •Sic* »t EllyUievtlk Arkansas, under act of October >, 1917. Served by the United Press ' ' ^SUBSCRIPTION RATES 7 By ««ri«r to the City ot BJythevllle, •&, per ««ek, «r CSo per month. £y rn»U, within # J»(Uu? of 60 miles, J3.00 per year, |1.60 for six months, 75c lor three months; '»>y <r*U .in postal rones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven awl eight ,$U>.M per year, payable In advance. < How Would (lie People Cure the Depression' The United Slates is a democracy, and the i>eop.le are supposed to nm it, tlirough their chosen representatives. But just how directly the influence of the people is fell in Washington and ihe various stale capitals is open to ""debate. When crises arise, the President • holds long and anxious consultation's with his official advisers; Congress engages in wordy debates; industrialists, statisticians, college professors, and other experts harangue congressional ''..committees with their ideas for remedies. In such times, one wonders \vl>;il the people think. YVIml would the man on the street do jf he suddenly \vurc placed in power? What docs he think the President ought -to do, for instance, to cure the •"recession"? . .. Questions like these make doubly interesting a recent experiment in which a Philadelphia newspaper undertook to -find out what Mr. Average Man would do if lie were President. • Reporters interviewed scores of per- s satis, of every profession and every economic level. Their replies were iu- teresting and illuminating — even more so, perhaps, because some of Die suggestions appeared impracticable. One man, a minor C. ,1. 0. 'official, said he thought state lines ought to he wiped .out to prevent destructive competition between various ar.qus. A woman, a drug store cjeiikj^said she would sec to it -that WlomoMlo financing ''charges were reduced. A paperlianger thought the 'cure for the slump would he to get John (,. Lewis and William .Green together and force them to make peace between Uie rival labor factions. One student said he would raise most of the import duties if he were .cluel executive. Another said he believed the President "doesn't know a thing" about Hie real economic problems, and should talk things over more with business men. A. taxi driver said that if he were President he -would make every employer guarantee a living for a certain number of years for every worker displaced by labor-saving machinery/ A candy man said he would not allow any employer to lire an employe unless his; books showed without tines- OUT OUR WAY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, lion that lie was losing money. Whether any of these schemes would aid return to prosperity is not the question. What the survey shows is that nearly every has ideas, and very definite ones, about what should be done. Whether our democracy functions properly do|>ciids on how closely elected officials listen to ideas, how carefully they weed the good ones from the bad, and how conscientiously they strive to translate the good ideas into workable legislation. O)ffee For Molu \'\f ' There's magnificence in Ihe behavior of the Spanish people in Madrid, who go about their business under the tension of terrible bomb raids that come with the regular irregularity of spring storms. One of sardonic Franco's litUe tricks of annoying the half-starved Madrid populace in to broadcast daily from his Burgo.s and Seville .stations the elaborate luncheon and dinner menus, fully and succulcnlly described. But Madrid recalls the boastful promises of Franco's General Mola to enter the city in November, then iu December, and then al later dates, and re-, •turns the jcsl. In the darkened capi- • Mil's square is a coffee table carefully set, the coffee poured. .Neatly pinned to the cloth is a sign which reads: "For ,Mola." ' To many of Madrid's people—4o most of the people of all Spain—the war there must seem as .senseless as it does to the -people of the United States. But despair hasn't won them, and no people .can be lost whose humor can survive what the Spanish are going through- /Vy Bomb Insurance Through all the .wars since 157'!, Lloyd's of London has been insuring .millions 0 ,f .dollars, of goods in warehouses all over the world against war daimige. . .Now Lloyd's has quit, and maybe it's.u. good .idea. .Industrialists who have profiteered "from war will tie pinched severely, and pinching the profits out of war is one excellent way to prevent 'war. Lloyd's hereafter will insure shipments while (hey are in transit, but not .a minute after they have ' been carted ashore. The reason? Airplane bombs.. Both the Spanish civil war and the Chinese-Japanese affair have produced the modern air raiders; whose bombs fell not on trenches of fighting men, but on cities and. towns, leveling a terrible destruction in,.property and goods as well as lives. ' So Lloyd's gave up. The risk was too great for them. Perhaps it will be too great for ihe shipper, too. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Earnings Will Only Be Paid To Original Curd Holder . " Wn >'> Auntie, you'd think I was asking f^ ;, million dollars, when all I need is a coupi'a'hundred thousand.". THIS CURIOUS WORLD I William Ferguson THERE ARE /3 &/R.DS WHICH HAVE AS THEIR. NAME, OHUCK-WfLL'S- WIDOW " SPECIFIC NAME: Apyroxitnfltely 1.000,000 of Hie 2,000,000 babies tables torn Ih Uic United Slates each year i\re born to families' on relief or earning less tliaii $.1250 a year.—Josephine Roche, former assistant .secretary of (he treasury. KimOK'S NOTK: This to (lie lust ol Willis Thornton's two flories giving a clcsc-np view "i hou- social security rc<:<M'ds arc handled. By W1U-IS TIUWNTON KKA Service Slaff C'orrcspomlcnl WASHINGTON.—The coys who ,have been shooting craps for Social Security cards are out of luck. The thin;; just doesn't pay off th;it way. Logically, if one Social Security card is valuable, more than one is just that much more valuable. But crap game winners who have anwised n.s many as 10 such cards have ivally won nothing. Earnings are credited, as they tire vc- .portcd, >jo the urlginnl holder of the card; and there is HO way for anyone else who ma.v got posses- ficii of the card later to collect on it. Many strange problems have confronted the men who handle the vast file of information :ic- uunutnUug in the Social Security nrclilvos. Most Irequcnl arc ibe requests foi- information which it can't give out. Wives write in nnd ij-y to check up on their husbands' income, suspicious that they may have been holding out on them. Collectors write in trying lo do- tciinine the earnings of people who owe money. Employes write In to find out whether their employers arc re:d- lv tending in that money that's being from their pay. liven Radge Won't Help The answer to nil Is the same: "No sate. Sorry." The bureau is trying to conduct this vast, enterprise just, like an insurance business, keeping its data just as private <is any private company. Even local police officers who come up. at least one a day, and flash a badge are refused. The only exceptions made have been in cases where a s dcad body has been found, tearing no idco- tilication but a S::ial 'Security number, or cnsrs of amnesia 01 insanity. Such exceptions ar. made only by the board itself 01 the executive dii'U'tor, where it was ,-lciir that no harm, but pos- oiUe iicod, initjli/ come as 11 re- tuli. VShon da!u is lu-stcii i':i to dsitr. | v.1,,'1- will I:,- ;,bo>.i(. Jimc. the bo.i, c' wilt, l:e prepared to furnish ca:T! client i: n-jx'jt on request as to the '>uius of his own acre: lit. ^crlM -s n system of regular report;; to client* will be started. It : <lcpcuds on whether this would be cheaper than .111- s\vcving individunl inquiries as at present. Change Names? Sure Frotlcnis of identification do d'je. Nol long ago n case turned tip to (lute, ct'cdlting to him all payments Sliin's employer reports. Jf Slim decides later on to work under his j-fclit name, all be 1ms to clo is notify the bureau, nnd those marvelous machines will assort future working cards under the new name right together with bis old record as "Dogtown Slim" —it will be all one. 'J'he Bureau's Job So far" as the bureau Is concerned, anyone may work under us many names as he wishes, just so loni; as he keeps Ihe bureau in (cucb with the changes so that all the wage credits to which he is entitled may te credited to the single account. Employers cannot find out the previous history of the employe through tbc bureau. All they can do is to report the man's wages under the name he uses while he earns them, ' The job of consolidating that record with any previous record the individual may have had under another name is the Job of the bureau and its unbelievable machines. The machines don't miss, for (hoy are the most amazing accounting machines ever built. Everything is based on cards, not written upon, but punched with those litlic holes which make Ihe record. Tlic Magic MiifJjini'.s TbiU original application you filled out, was transferred to a master operations card. The data on Ihe -original card was punched out on the new one. This is run IhrGLigli another mschine on which a girl repimcbcs the data from the original card. If it does not verify at every point, the machine stops, the card is thrown cut, and corrections mncle. Once correctly made and verified, this basic card may be run through the machines a million times without chance of error. The machines are simplv incredible. A collating machine, for instance, receives master cards and wage cards. It "reads" them as fn;t as 240 n .minute, placing together the wngc cards and master c.ii'ds that refer to the same ccrjon. If one man receives \va»es from mere than one employer, thir, amaKing machine will place wilii the master card all the wage cards referring to the fa'mc individual. 'I here arc huge computing machines, six feet long, into which arc fed the employer's record of total wage payments and his card records of payments to Individuals. Both run through at the same time. School Strikes for Their Lo\ The right of pretty Ma Grubbs, top, 18-year-old scnid to dale Cpach Hugh Wynn. b| low. whom she plans to ini>TJ after graduation, precipitated] strike in Dothan, Alabair^ iiigb school and threats to tferi Ihe building. The football coal resigned on request, but aft students struck he announced would lisht for rejnstatemeni Right then I felt like he was to Bret Harte's Chinaman, t If they balance, thel' 01 ' "™J' S that arc dark machine records the fact in one column. If they do not. it sets down the discrepancy i" another column. POPLARS, in their prime; grow from six lo seven feel in o ,-Jnglc season, but they have only a few seasons to live. Many of the uig trees of ORlifornla arc known to be several thousand years old, a|i(l, under the protection they Jlow receive, it is possible that some of them will reach mi tige of 10,000 years. NEXT: What is NIC highest, wind vcioeily <m record? The Editor's Letter Box up in which surname, first and middle names, birthday, city, and even mother'!, name were identical. The employer was different, but often a single man worte for two employers, and there was r.o jpccial reason for suspicion. But the coincidence attracted enough attention to warrant further investigation. This showed' that a younger brother had applied for a job. 'nnd fearing a handicap of age, had given the name and other data properly belonging to his older brother. If for any .reason a worker wishes to change his name, cither legally or Informally, there is no By Williams The Fami t u. Her. V- *• P*t OR- Safe 'Milk Depends 0.1.1 Diet of (lows, Paslcnri/tiiioii am! Carei'uJ ]IaiHliii)< r Slant)': Up For GiOiiiiii Hog It seems that, someone is always ready to lake the joy out of Mile for the most of v.s. Cnly a .short time ago we read of a meeting of great scientists and fine-haired religionists who insisted that the story of the .Creation as given in the Bible was nil "hunk"; then we had some jntlcr day historians take a whack at George Washington whom we •have always considered the Father ot His Country: then we had a nice old gentleman down hen who claimed that hi- was the real Jesse Jatncs, but that all the blood and thunder we used to read in the paper novels about Jesse was also "bunk", and so ou ad m- tinitum. However the "most nnkindest cut of .all" is when the old reliable Courier News solemnly insist* that as for the ground hog, there "ain't no such animal." At that I am bound to protest tricks Unit arc vain" even Ground hog is peculiar. Seriously your Webster's Dlcli ary quotes him in all of his gl admitting that he is also km as the "wood-chuck" or "an vark." In the North he is ku< as v.'cod-chuck, but those days the Kentucky hills no one knew him by that name. it is hardly fair lo tr.irily "debunk" that aimaule t mul, who in an extremity affor real good eating for a hun man if it -yas. properly prepa' Long live' 'the "•ground-hog" ' control our weather. JO A. PABKi Ircutie about that.'' Tlic bureau I Tl!! : S r <>«nd "og lias teen r.iy es- has a card for "Doglown Slim" which is the. only name; say. I his client gave. It's being kept right poisonous substances which might to harmlul lo the cow or pass into Viic milk. Dog C.uarcis Boy's Sk'itcs SEATTLE (UP)— Sandy, a C man shepherd (log, is not faithful (o 12-year-old Ed« Kcch, but also to the boy's re skates. Late one afternoon yo Koch left his skates on a par} strip a block from his home, Sandy guarded ttic skates fp: night and a morning. Syrian bakers produce "bu tread" in round. Hat loaves, wl look like astronomers' graphs of the moon. The bub are produced by mystCT leavening .mixed with the doi pccial hobby since the time inanj years ago when a boy in the hills of old Kentucky I (reed him in his den. and carried water up a cravelly hill for boms lo drown him mil, while in the meantime the wily ground hog had gone out at the other end of the line. 'Announcements] The Courier News has been ' thorizcd to make formal annouil mcnt of the following candid) for public office, subject to' Democratic primary August For County T K. L. (BILLY) For Slicriff and Collector ] HALE JACKSON County Co'Ji't Clerk T. W. POTTER OUE BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoop (NO. -112 «V IMS. MO.KKIS JE<Ulw, Journal of^ the American Medical Assonatinn, :m<l of llygeu. 'he JUcnltli iW.i^aziniT So Important Is milk in the human economy that tbr .Health Section of the Leagu« ol Nations ted, 1h? fnr'incr could obtain jus 1 , as much milk from a smaller number of cows. •* * o Milk i 1 ; important for it 1 ; provision of rarliohydrnlcs. proteins nnd mineral salts, particularly cal- j cium .TJK' phcsnliorus. The calduni has recently maclc available a. | .,,, ;1 p ], (> . uhon , s :l ,c Ricatlj- iiillu- study of milk by a mimmttee. in- iluding representatives iir.m Den- nark. Holland, England and j Frnnce. j It .may surprise many Americans to realize that the milk supply in most foreign countries does not oven approximate m its general .safely the average milk supply of the United The committee point.-, nut thai- there Is no reason why people in Europc should not be supplied with safe milk, but not until It is realized tt:al the same i-are must jj be exercised over the milk supply - Us Is PYfM'rispri nvr,- Ilin <>'..».,>- C,'IT^_ by what Ihe cows eat. Th yinstiiragr. may be modified by re ir.c of fertilizers containing minerals. Cow.s vary 35 to abilily to en; 1 milk in considerable quantilic, j and as to the:, kind of milt; tlu: they give. These matters seem t-i be Kutrollpd by inheritance, i Breeders seem to agree lh;i is desirable to choose cow's of pu: breeds trom; herds with n record of giving a large milk Ply. - Til? I'LL RAP OUT A twae ow YOUR SKULL WITH MY KWlKKLES IF YOU POU'T C>IG UP TH' DOUOH T- LOST AT TH 1 OPFICe 7 WHEKJ -THEY 8URIEP ME 1(0 ^, YES, \%i YOU'LL. .WET- THUMB TW'SI BILLS OFF YOUR ROLL Tl-IAT THEY PEELED OPF MIME OR IT'LL TAKE A WARSHIP PULL OP SAILORS TO TH' KMOT I'LL ~ diet for a cow provide.' l?fsci! for tl:n average human as Is exercised over (he water sup-,ing. The ccAv must have ply will it be safe to recommend, j carbohydrate to satisfy its own r<- unhmiteri consumption of milk. rniiiemenls for energy involved in In many countries ii has been I movement und exercise, custcmnry to gloss- over the mi- '• The foocr supply must contimi j satisfactory condition ol the "milk [.'urririfiu protein to provide lur supply with the assurance that the j Ihe tissues ol the cow and !ils:> bcncnts lo lirnlth resulting from for the protein that irocs into lh.-> i Increased consumption will: out-1 milk, j weigh the dangers ol drinking I The food supply must contain ; milk that is not hygienic. In the development of pood milk minerals *n properly ame-imts, vitnmlns. a considerable one start* as far back at, a- con- > quantity of water and ono;ich fidernlion of the locd Iliat is given j bulk lo piwide inte.slinal muwl-'s lo the cows nnd the t|iialily ot Ihe (With material on which lo work, cows that supply (lie milk, laves- i but nnl so much Ihst the in!- - llgalors round that many ' (arms ' will be overworked. Imd cows wllh'n low outpvt- I Finally the diet of ti>e cow By using better stock properly ' should ' not contain any toxic or YOU OF COAJCEALIW<3 THE SILVER UMDER YOUR AVUTRE5S? LADS ^— BE SPORTSMEM f VOUR PROVED WHEW VOLl V/ERE PR£ED PROMT"ME KAFF '~~. • WMAT YOU WE JOM iJJ MARMOWIZlfJQ SOME ROUS1WG OLP TUME5 TO A^Y

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