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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 16, 1937
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.16,. 1937.. BTiTTHEVILT.!!, (ARK.? COURIER NEWS ITS _ nap Relies Chiefly on Own Resources for HujJe Task . of Reconstruction How Do You Vole on President; Roosevelt's Court Proposal? President RoiwevoH, the CouurojvS, and vnHous slnlo ti'uWaturoy liave in the last four yrars parsed legisliillon t'mbraciiii; ihi i,- HI,.^ .li'tillnii with cerluin economic :^rul social problems. The U. S. Supreme Courl i-ali'd that mnnv "f thiw measure;; \vcri' ijni'onsliUillonal. In sojiii 1 <-nses tlio decision u-ns m:t<U i liy a n-to-4 vote of the court. MeusiiRs declared uncoasMtnuionnl by the court have iiK'liuled (lie National Industrial Rerovfiy, Act, the Agricultural Adjustment Act, the CHilley Coal Act, the rust linimy nicipal BRiil:riig)lcy Act, and (he NIJW York Pension Act, Uic Mu- Stale- 'Minimum W!\HI' . By M'l.K .C. WILSON (lulled Press KtalY Correspondent (Copyright. 1937, by United Press) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UP)—A He ft Deal Democratic mayor with rug ged IndividiialislLs ideas has Hashed ti 'stop signal In this- llotxl eiij against Indiscriminate demands for 'federal flood relief funds. . Ills name is Neville Miller, n tail, spare and handsome Kcntuckian who was dean of [he Louisville University law school before he entered politics. Mayor Miller sits in n typical city halt. The bitildiii: Is old. • H smells of fumieants. The windows rattle with llic wind. But Loul.svllle's Ls an unusual mayor. 'This city will'not be n mendicant," Miller told Works Progress Administrator Hurry Hopkins whei President Roosevelt's representatives came here to survey flood damage. Miller explained I/>uis- .vllle's position. lie said the city had .suffered the worst calamity In its history. But. he. is refusing to exaggerate the losses or to even estimate them, explaining that he doesn't know what the flood damage will be. Louisville Hardest Hit There was a movement here as the waters receded to draw on the federal treasury immediately for tremendous relief sums. Miller and certain'HKe-mlnded citizens apparently Imvc stopped that. "A lot of people itliink I should go out and play up our damage." Milljr told the United Press. "I think that, would be a. cheap wny of getting sympathy nnd help. We aren't going to do that. If It is the ]x)l!cy of tbe federal government to -help flood-hit cities, we would like to . have our share—and no more. If tlml is not the policy, well and good. We will do the best we can with our own resources although they will not be sufficient to do the Job." j ' -"The job," to which Miller refers is the biggest rehabilitation job in the Ohio vnjlcy. Other cities-were hit nnd hit hard. But Louisville probably suITered the greatest . damage. It is larger, for instance. • than Pnducah, Ky., -anil therefore had more to lose. It is smaller •than Cincinnati but unlike thai city lacked the refuge, of hills where so much of Cincinnati's residential .and business section escaped the water altogether. The story of the Louisville flood is'.unbelievable unless you have seen, \vhat,the waters .did. . "••".' Flood waters damaged 54 per cent of tlie'city's'residences and direct- 1y airected'200,OIX) of its 325,000 residents. About 40,000 residences and other buildings were flooded, was . necessary to evacuate 54.000 from the west end during-a howling min storm. • • . : Red Cross Feeds 175,000 Ploodwaters covered the entire city- except for four unconnected areas, on slightly .higher ground. The dispossessed thousands.roamed •on t) lose islands for days. ,On February 3, seven days after flood crest, the Red Cross still was feeding 175,000 persons in this city.. The river, usually, one mile wide here, spread to.20. miles. Those figures give ri rough idea of what a flood does. But they do not truly represent the discomfort, the smells, the muck the cold and the threat of 'disease which accompany and follow floods City water is not yet fit lo drink Thousands of honses still are not properly habitable. There is not much 7ieat. A combination of looting and commandeering of store stocks costs merchants hundreds of thousands of dollars. The threat or looting still prevails in sonic unoccupied areas and a 9 p.m. curfew has been imposed in the devastated west end. But looting was not organized. There was no evi- ( itence I could discover of an extra- l ordinary death lust. The oflicia ^ figures nre slightly more than 200 (lead aiid identified and fewer thai! half dozen unidentified bodies 01 missing persons. Plans- Better Fuliirc But Louisville Is shoveling and Hushing and pumping itself back to make "a bigger and bette rclty." First proposal was to forbid further residential construction in two of the "blighted" river front areas which long have been crime and disease centers. Mayor Mi>r hopes low cost housing'projects w ; ill replace some of Ihe other tenement areas. The p «tf c atld lhe clli . Kens of the city have their chi > up and even found lime durino the flood lo laugh. Harry Bloom mites n column for the Louisville Times •and he reports: "Aware that expectant motors were given preference by rescuing boatmen, a South Second street girl nnd radio station WHAS call to save a woman about to become a mother. She buttoned her fox- terrier under a long coal she wore —-"and Bloom says she gol awny with it," The city's water supply was slopped by the flood and with it, Ui C ordinary plumbing conveniences of modern living. Ambassador Robert w. Bingham who hurried home from his London post, .said lhe spiril of the sirlcken city was remarkable He and oilier residents arc bubbling 'banks to lhe policemen from a V H j J" r " lor<1 towns wl '° were hur- f«Mm rc . nt r:ocd lldc - in response to Miller's p ] ea r or help. A few hours after that request," The eouit will soon pass upon the Kochil .Security Acl. Hu> Winner labor Acl. nnd lhe Public utilities Holding Act. Tills liltitPitionl Is merely in prts.fni lhe record, nnd llu> nosi pan of the record is that: The president believes the November elections pave him u inundate lo conlitme lib New Deal rii'ogram. Tlio supreme court, as now consumed, prewnts a Imrlcr apihva the type of legislation thai has bean presented and Is pt'iuihv;. tbe court- holding thai it Is imcojistllulimul. Tlie president proposes 10 clmitse the complexion of tlie court through power which would be graivlrd him by Congress to apjioliu ;;lx additional supreme conn justices. This is lhe vitiil point nt issue In the president's proposed u'vlslon nf lhe federal Judiciary' system. •'-. ' What Is your opinion un this 'i/iifsllon? The Courier News Is laklng a poll; of this city t.) leuru the popular sentiment. .Several hundred newspapers In other communities are taking similar polls, in a national referendum lo .show what Hie people think. Use the ballot below (a cast your vote on the Issue — llic most Important question of the year. EDITOU, Courier News. Fill Oul and Send In This "Ballot . Supreme Coml Poll ICdilnr: , . ; Hlyllievillo Courier 'Mows, ' '. . : Hlylheville, Ark. President Roosevelt hns -risked Coifgrnss f l<> pass a law providing that wlien a fc(lcr:i! judge \vlio IU'IK been a jiu'if') W years or more r«tclies the :i(je of 70 and docs not retire within .six' months thereafter, the president shall appoint an, additional judge to his court. This law, under present conditions, would require 'the president lo add .six jtislicoK ;i<i the United Slates Supreme Court. ' ' .My vole on Ihis proposal is registered here: 1 am in favor ( \ i 'I urn. againsl .•• / \ of the plan \ / the plan V. -"/ NOTE: MARK AN X TO INDICATE YOUR VO'I'K Name : ..- .' , '. -. • .• ! The Editor's Letter Box ij. Address Pixiin Pfige 1) , lo speak. Home of us don'i Ilk" i;ossii) or hearsay, nnyhow. W 1 wain to lit'tir you loll us your rrtorv The word of C!>n? about you doesn't saH«li' us. Aiiicmliin-iiE, Xiiiurtil I'nicess Now the strange thing about all llils Is thai yoii aren't nsknd. c i'"ik Wliv not? I'm int'linod believe It's li:cnits-.> you'll say th'ii you Kii'fs " powerful euoiioh ilmxty. nnd llml what l>"'"m yo" hnv kept lo dale you H'lnk yoi.M belter keep a wlille loirer. Hi' 1 II '»• o;!' 1 isn't it. lint yen nmi't risked The CoiMIII-llnii I- cleor enoiHi on Ihtit mailer. H urovldcs. In n seiwnite arllcli- oil IK own. how It «n be amended what shoi'ld In dn m < w hen a i-ov- c-inment. oi-mlo for more power, vranls vnit lo surrender llic il«lils you didn't choose to (jlvo uu when ynu ti-»i"nl lo Ilir. C 1 onstl<u" > >^ Tlie diminution says with ref- ei-n-e Ii ih , m"lh«(l uen».-,iiiy used, p;rl!ni >s . t , : .. or ,. nf n, n ,. ; Hint lo amend the Constitution bnili l-'(iiv;li'^ of C'o'rrr«ss m i ls | make the exact o'l^is:"' bv (i t-vn- tlilnis vote and then have tliree- fniirths of the states ratify u .|, a t COMW.S.S did, Voii migiit have said prlciimilv hat von worldii't 'cK-Vim nnv , nore of your Hghls iindcr any eircumstniices: that you asre»/j to •iiiiTcn- 'er. uurl of. your personal riobts only .tecmixo-'it secrtKd neceswi-^ lii order ( O estnbllsh the federal i-ovi enimenU nnd tlmt you'd never vit>i(| >' ftirtlier righls. But vou did In wet NW that you would (jive mi more rlnhls if,two-thirds of Con- urtlis of the states to •. <• H'H .-, • whji^' t.? btilld'or ifinovi FAOB THREB piirposcs. 1 liopo lli for Ihe rcnson, IAI The pirsont prlxui liainu'tis n. Jiidtii' lliiiii.'-nii ,iv «IV<1 fro iiilhc o liomc. ls Lt not Inie, eltc of: llic loculed by limply .sepiir- lionic mid A' 1 '! U'S.,l<aik;ii!ii>!iil.- tcli, liveiily,- JVS oii(*='lj\iiHli- 0i |. y'cu'is. ': fcfonV ' uC tills. befall ' ... , - •'•' u ''i' 1 of "ur own pcopli', yes soinc fm her pt-ouilMwl if ,,| ,, s . m ., v I,,,,,,,,,,-, m hmm |,, ,, t '.''I's tor lir'niiniy p^,x V l^ ™ I <: "" IUl ' ." l "'" n ' i ' h "" R '' W " lie s:imi> Itiml \ KC{ \ (,„• n,,. ,,„,„-„(Vi',.;»..;:.„.«;. 'wllli, (jnunly' prls- ..... wlio litive no i)|ortil.s, nfi i . , ...' flt '^ .llBlsi-mc of reCiii'mt'nt, 'no.' ivspecl ils |iroinlse.;,b.y.r-liiiyliut lluvfoj- ,i|f u .,. Si lt ,,, sH w l(h i'yo'u. Mr. iiti(l olju'i'j ytnit 1 MT .. Ihf soiitlu oui froi Idc, uildwtiy:.hT '. I If 11,,,.,;,, Roinellme^liitcr..(i!i'.llils Ptinii; " :; iiraiiftl the-fires Carolina WPA School IIV llOVf.'i: nlli'd I'I-J'MI Kluff 1,'uiixspaiiiloiil ICOLUMIDA, H. c. •(Ui'i--i)neii; ini .'jiAvll.' exilave vi/lm 1 lotik 'lo Bingiiain said, "the police were dropping out of the sky at our air- iort. They came from iwints as <iis- .ant as Arizona and Massachusetts. 'Hols took chances' landing ,nt our nirport with poHce'and -with 'serilm. Hie Hood demonstrated that all. airporU should have reserve light 3 power equipment so that bea-;: cons, flood lighls ami radio beams !ilways r w!ll be. available. • • Sewers Are First .Job: -.; "Visifing police behaved magnificently.^ the ambassador-continued., 'The incident has dnuvh the conn-' try closer together because of the iieighborliness and speed ind. gen-- erosily in ' which' oth'er cities .inct our needs:" ' Tx>uisvilic's biggest problem now to restore, and improve its 75- year-old sewer system which was badly damaged by flood waters.The police and fire alarm signal .system also was wrecked. lion. H is desirable, however, that regulations for federal lending tn private industry ,be somewhat eased es|»clally lo, permi^ loans for repair jof machinery/'. ' "Tile sensible way is to gel somt figures logHher and '. sqe what wi need instead of saying that just be- we! htid a flood some'oui should come down here and be Santa Clans. - If*.everyone got a lot of free i'money, Hoods might become profitable and some people ->voiild be wanting another." : Rev. William Huffman •New Pastor at Hayti . HAYTI,. Mo—The Rev. .William Huffman of Lebanon. Mo., has accclcd the local Balist pastorale; succeeding ahc Rev. C. H.'.Pranks; who is now .in West Helena, "Sewers first after the people set i The. Rev. and Mrs. Huffman auti back to (heir homes." Mayor Mil- , two . sons. Guy and Wayne mov- ler said. '.'We.are going to put all •'••—-our cards on the. table and all our resources in the pot, We can't ask Ifopkins to rebuild our sewer.sys- tem. But if we: say the city will give every nickel it can raise and save but that without some further help the sewer".system won't func- fion. I believe .the government would be Justified In working out a WPA program. But it is no nse making a WPA plan to hire 10,000 or 115.000 WPA .workers unless we actually have the manuowcr available. We don't know- yet what we will have and until we do know we are not going to ask for anything. The. Red .Cross will take care of (he destitute. The banks will be able to carry their loans. "Tlie wholesalers will be able to care for llicir retail distributors. The city will IK able to pay much of the cost of its own rcliabilila- ed .here. Wednesday. He began Ills services'. Sunday 'morning, having as his theme, "Souls In Danger." Starting next Sunday 'a'revival is to'-be held with the 'Rev. .Mr. /Huffman preaching and FIT.nk Adams leading lhe song service. N'« Time; ri>r'"Vf.lilril(H|tiisl" : Well, shouldn't you now be heard when whnl. you kt-pl. |jj!|o l>- t:ikcn from you? f.™. you' w , imn . r [|v| , Congress; .without consiiilin, iiie states, and by,a mere malority nc- epmnilsli just tbr> same'tliin.'that would happen If tlie CcivuMliilloi wei-e amended in the regular way? Do you like a man. or a sot of men. lo talk; for yom on a mallei Hints yon,- own personal business jri.," |)s l " volvin S your very lib- I shouldn't think you'd „„, anyone to tell yon l o k eep still Hint he knows belter limn you dr whats good for yon. ;r-YOU'ran evci change Hi" CpusiltViiion, if enou-l of you wish.'so that hereafter congress, can speak for you in cverv- tlni>". absolutely cvcfvlhm(t Bu you re the l o '\s!iv that Tirst ii to S''" 5 "-" 51 ' y °" <l - ee ? lll .' e 5. vol i, fb.oos We'll all lake n chance ivlili yo Ji.ilcr vou luive said, (.hat, but let' bear [he sound of -your :.voic> not i»at of a congressloniil'. ventrilo- miift speaking toivyoiuSve prefer lo look nl.<you, ; u>o;- w hen you are moving- under your own power: not "s a dummy .perched' on grcssmnn's knee. Vou. umlcrstand I ;have no oin- cial slnndmg. of either.government or. any asociatiori, ,'ln talkin» to 5'ou- I speak only for myself i trust that you will stUI lislfl'n with out looking.for an,.ofTlclai bartuc" Sonietnncs officials'aren't so fileiid- iy to you as-the - people you see every day .near ;homb; or al work Fish have no.external or middle ear. They have an inner ear, but cannot hear, tlie ear being merely an organ of equilibrium. rt'iisltU'mtloii. To'llml mW'Cil.ull.mi himself. (() |)c ([0|u , . I'm llono 1'ubllco, ' north of lhe prison '(K, miilwtiy of. tlie farm. t proini.M'.s.. jmiec' Ilan-lson 1 were, filled. 'He. perKOnnlly I'd llu>. location for the pi-lvon Kli- also (lie |(x-ntlon for the i:tti|K-rs' bbmo. II,. i a , v die d'is- Mt'parnlini; tht^ Lwti wns fur _ i, Hint no aiuinct would be nude between Ihf county prlson- "I's :ind county paupers. 'I'lils was lio: only wist; ihiiKj ( 0 dn nnd for hal. he bus u ln hi'iitly suppml if rvery.lliliikini! man or woman if ()ur county. 'I'ijue mnrclu-s on, January Isl 10:17, nnoihei- jud|;c was Inducted nlo> office,- JiidBp-cilndlsh. ills Jlalfot-iu wns never clearly defined, though one of ills oml planks ras. -'tiuoii.. "If i ,,m clccled, t will call In all of llm oulslniullnn .varraii'ls nnd county script and tatie ijew ones in Us stead. I)y tlml lucjins. 1 will be able lo teii the county's Indebtedness." Unqiieic, .-If this has been done, vliy lutvo we not heard-of it? Anyway since he look office, 1 am reliably'Informed thai he proposcsMo move'the prison 'luaiiers nnd Ibcnle .thorn next lo the county pinipei-.s'. home. Tlmt he proposes to float n, boutl Ksiie for $62.000:00 'for this- and oilier „. of 101. Jiil In Uic shanty home of n in-ii'.lilmr Imlay mid '"allowed n;j liuw" hf mlulil i;ef liiuiTled: "Ah Ijt'en miidily JoiVesomn fpr 'i !«:ni! time and now (lint Ali'.-i ''•n cduciiiecl. Ah eiK'wr'Ali'inliil-.t •'l mnnli'd," llu> tn;cd neiiro. -lie- tils nnd two plgi nnrt cookn oftu menls ' cepl when my Wl'A, declared, i)iaviln|it' would -•"iii|iaiilinislil]i iiaiisf "Hut mall be 01113 of All's itwftil Resident-.Dies .• al Home of'Her Mother COOTKIl. Mo..,. Pel). 10, — Mrs.. MnlJfl Milliard, 'wife of Clinite Mjinanl of this conimunlly. died 1'iirly this moinlna «t llu> home "f hi'f mnllier, Mrs, Piiniili- Uiw- ^"n. In I'iiiiHjDidd, Ark. She luitl boon 111 wilh piiiiiimonla fur Hn W weeks. A native of l>arai;ould, Mrs. came to Cooler I a years He.sides her mother nnd Ims- 1 slit' Is survived by one .sister, Mrs. V. W. Cole(iini) of Cooler I'lineial servlecs will to held u(. •J'o'i-lofk WednVsday tifternonti at llio . Cbi-Lsllini i-huvc'h In I'nra- Boiild. llaililm-lt OIM-C SliiiniK'il BOSTON. (UP)—The I'llsriin PiUliers used to throw' away all l(ii! lutdilock they cnu^lil^ consltl- •-'t'.lntt. the llsli. .mint for lium;in I'onsuiniiiioii. I'liradoxictillv', lodny haddock is lop.i In New- KnsliitidVi fish mails, outselling all oilier varieties- llifoiislioiil Hie year. Force of cravily on IMC plauel Venus Is l!i per cent less tlian lhat on eartli, but UK, u lr Ls lliln- tiei- nnd would counleiiiet most or Hint dltfcrencc, Uncle Jim. wrinkled aiVd sliiop-' shmilih'U'd, ilrst attended .the. WPA. •chini! In Ortober. in;i5 : For ten months lu- irmlnwl elRht miles to school throiiijli till klnd>, J of..wea- lln-r 'lo lenrn how lo a-ad und Wlij'ii .-.rhnol i:!osixl Uiiclti Jim ''till i-nuti- to' li'iirn more and mi: of tin? ti'iicheis obliged by ' Si tin' daugliteis cooks for mel ' He saji now he [A uolng lo Insist llml his Bifind chlldien go to tilmol nnd ncl Tjuie 'book lainln ilso •^h wplliil uulli. Ah wu/ n fofe Ah killed Imw Im- iioilanl It wn 1 , liii he eiluoalert,' l(i(..'illl> Ihe "dMlioyed Uncle Jim's cabin 1 ;and ho Is staying now tU n nelsjhboi s lioihe Tlml has Intel nipled lemporarlly his .wliool- Itis bill lie hopes lo gel stalled niiiun befoii' long Ho ipendi most ol Ills lima, readlnn hLs lllblo iiiul dlsctisslm; 'latnied lhln?s" Nortli Tenth Street .^ : I louse,Badly, Damaged F(re. ; of, unknown • nijgln} nulled a iimlal house 'nf'613' North' Tenih ilrrel, .owned by' W. [f, Etuslbiirn uud o«:ii|)lcd by Non-'ls Wndc, -Ibis inonilnt,'. Ttii- bln/c npinicnlly oilulintert In nn upslalrs. room .of the (lencu mill wns believed utiscd by " fi.ttilty sloye pipe or (fefcctlve tounuq to lhe Jio'use wns esll- imtl«l nt aiound $c6o nnd household fuinlliue wns also damaged by lite nnd wnlci. n h. undci- .stooil thai llieic was- no Insutniuo 'iHUBe .on lhe house 01* furril- luve. . , | nmkinii- weekl 10 lontinue to his small' (he le.ssons. "Ad's .specially ulnrt to learn enilini;." Hie n(;i;d darkey lold ll«> nu'licr. ,-eiiuse now Alt "'can read my lilblt'. All's always wniited' I Uncle - Jim has liwn very Intlti- i-ndenl all his life-. II« hns his Britain's Arms Program To Cost $7 ,5 00,000,000 LONDON Pib 10 (UP)— Ilia- aln ^as icve.iled ln!-n|r olflclnl white p.ipei tod.iy as eSllmalinif {7,500.000,000 In expenditures on imllomil defense and lenimamcnt In the next live joins Do You Catch Cold Easily? To Help PREVENT manq colds VICKS VA-TRO-NOL Do Your Colds Hanqonondon? To Help END a Cold quicker WICKS ™ VAMoRua FOUOW VICKS PUN FOR BETTER CONTROL OF COLDS 1« fun In taffi Vktu Patkaitl ton• Knnsas City . of the Beery brothers. .; the .birthplace . Wallace, -of- movie' fame i' s. Noah and ' Now Open for Business Our New Service Station 2'l Hour Service Tires Repaired - Gas Delivered Wrecker Service Tom Liftle Chevrolet Co Phone fi,13 WHAT TOP-RUN M!ANS TAtJ diagram of tht u lining frctttt etiawt ... quality tttiturtd by tultli. iiiic-, witd "ktadt" and O NEwBrmlngBlpofgolden-glo^ngCrdbOpcliard ami you've got the tbat oncl RoUi Bmootli as honr.y acroM your tongue—goc« do«n without iting, burn or rasp. It'a TOP-RUN KhlaVey, now made rich and mellow by Ifi.raonthi ID wood. AsV for Crab Orchard. Eventbcprlccha»Behe«rlniu HATEONia DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORPORATION, KTW YORK iCtabC $flt*# KENTUCKY STRAIGHT'BOURBON WHISKEY YOUR OU1DI TO( uauoit . . . . a Stanwyck says: 't make a hit witli my -throat?: "When talking l>ictwes ailived;my stage experience tm Brqadwdygave me, injy chance.on (lie'screen.Talcing care 'of my ...throat became "sciipiis business with me, so I changed to Luckies—a light smoke. Of course I snw'kc'oihcr cigarettes now and then but, sootier 'or later I come back to Luckies. They.make « hit with my throat and also with my taste." UKO RADIO PICTURES' STAR NOW APPKAR1NG IN "THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS" ./\n independent survey was made recently among professional men and 'women—lawyers, doctors-, lecturers, scientists, etc. Of those who said they smoke cigarettes, more than 87% stated they personally prefer a light smoke. Miss Stanwyck verifies the wisdom of this preference, and so do other leading artists of the radio, stage, screen and opera. Their voices are their. fortunes. That's why so many of them smoke Luckies. You, too, can have the throat protection of Luckies—a light smoke, free of certain harsh irritants removed hy the exclusive process "It's Toasted". Luckies are gentle on the throat. THE FINEST TOBACCOS"THE CREAM. OF THE CROP" •- ,'•>'!••' , ' ( ' . A Light Smoke "It's Tbasted"-Your Thiroat Protection AGAINST IRRITATIONf-AGAINST COUGHL.

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