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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 19, 1932
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row. T8E BfcYTWEVILLB •l»i:o<xwi» iqprB- ••.-.•*«>•.,! fi-m-mtmifti " COURIER NEWS CO, PCBUKOR8 luntftr Tort, CWcigo, U»*,.D(JV>«, K»J»M City, Little Aftorygp Sunday. 'M MCMM] tiu* nuter it the poet Btytberllle, Artaatu, un<Ur *ct ol October », 1117. > DJ tt» uattM RATES curkr In me etty of-BJjthtvlUe, lie per • mk or MJS*'PV rtw ia kdnnce. »y nulTwttWn » r«Uu» of W miles, $3.00 per • Uf.iix. month!," «Se for three months; • ~ tor Mil in. potUt *UK» two to six, Inclusive, . IMC >r yMr.'in vutea seven and eight, $10.00 pet jretr, piytble In adv«QC«. Unfortunate , The decision of the United States supreme court in the Mississippi congressional redisf rioting case is an "".fortunate one in that, while eliminating; some present difficulties, it opens the way to abuses that are destructive of representative government. The • substance of the opinion is, in effect, that there is no limitation upon the length to which the dominant political organization in any state may go'jh arranging the boundaries of congressional districts to suit its own selfish political purposes. The requirement /that congressional districts be contiguous, compact, arid of approximately ' equal population has been destroyed. - • ' The-errpr on which this decision was based apparently was committed by congress, not the court. It is to be hoped that when congress meets agiim it will act promptly to correct it. Tragedy •Lf»st spring the state of Iowa hanged Joseph Altringer after convicting him of . the ' murder of a 12-year-old boy. After the execution a doctor experienced in psychopathic research conducted .an extensive examination of the criminal's brain. Recently he reported th«t the man . was suffering from a brain disease and should have been sent tc> an insane asylum instead of to the gallows. -ffewspapers about the country have pointed to this as a tragic misca fringe of justice, as perhaps it was, but we are inclined to the opinion that many greater tragedies occur almost daily. , : If you subscribe .to the belief that there 'must be a cause for every effect, whitih seems reasonable, then every . criminal act, with the possible exception of . those committed in the heat of passion or under the influence of narcotics, must have its origin in a defect in the mentality or in the environment of the criminal. Now .society must be' protected .against criminals, whatever the origin Of their anti-social propensities, but the tragedy in the execution of a man with a diseased brain seems to us a minor one compared to that involved when it becomes necessary to apply a similar penalty to a man whose normal mental equipment has been warped and perverted by contact with an en- OUT OUR WAY vironment which is the creation of thu same society which punishes its inevitable victim. Bad Business A contemporary prai.-e.s thu Ji of an upper. Michigan iron rmniiiK concern which recently put 1,200 minm Ijack ut work in (he face of the 1'iict that it liad 3,250,000 tons of ore on hand and shipments this year have been only 175,000 tons. "The company," says this observer, "could exist very nicely lor some time to come without bniujintf another bucketful of o|-e out of the ground. But the minors couldn't; and the company has accepted its responsibility in very commendable fashion. Jts action deserves high praise. Would that it might be copied by other companies all over the nation." Well, if the motive of this Michigan concern is as our contemporary describes it, then its good intentions do indeed merit praise. Hut that i.s all. As a contribution to the cure of the depression .such a program is worse than useless. To keep on producing long after markets have disappeared is poor business and poor economics, find if all concerns in the country followed a similar policy the ultimate result would be universal bankruptcy and unemployment < on u scale that would dwarf our present unhappy experience. Who Wants Mare Taxes? It is our jjness that reports from Mississippi that numerous counties are requesting increase of the sales tax from two pen cent to five per cent are misleading:, to put it mildly. Not the counties, but certain county officials who would have the privilege of spending the proceeds of such a tax increase, are asking for it. If the people who would do the paying feel the same way about it they are a strange lot. A five per cent sales tnx would ftican five per cent less bread and beans for that very considerable part of Mississippi's population that must spend every available dollar for the bare necessities of life. That is the thing that is fundamentally wrong about any sales tax. It falls hardest upon those least able to pay. JLYTBEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS SIDE GLANCES By George Clark M» »r >f> mavicr. me. nta. u. ft PAT. c*r. The Editor's Letter Box Against Sales Tax <To [lie editor:) Tile writer of this article nnd all the noosl citizens o.' 40 and B wish to state that we ' lire going lo vole against tire 19th amendment. We 012 not going to decorate oursc-lve.s with war paint mid feathers, but are «oins to Hie rolls in the comiiu: election and do away with .such graft as our forcfath?rs did during the Boston to;; party. 1 with to state to all my friends in Hector, Bowen and Chtckasnw- ba townships tliat this tax will 1)5 paid out on all tile products we buy from our humc merchants, while they will not be to blame Init will have lo follow the law out If it passes. Al! merchants W lll te subject to a heavy flue if they fail to collect the lax or try in any manner to dodge the tax. We will be (y.n-.' on every five cent purchase and up that we! make ex ccpl gasoline, oil. tobacco,' cigarettes and farm products. O;ir merchonls need no further burdens. We need no more of this oullawlsh tax ourselves. We cannot pay nov; what is just. This 19th amendment pyramids on every sab and resale for cash or credit or by barter and will greatly handicap business. If we are Am-1 ! ericans we will voir against said amendment, otherwise we will not. Arthur sttibbs, Armorel. Ark. 1932 , ; - THIS CURIOUS WORL[) HOSS ARE TRAINED TO LOCATE ANO OS OP TRUFFLES: 7HE TRUFFLE IS" AN UNDER.- GROUNO FUNGUS, AND ty USED FOR OMEL ETS,SAUCES, POULTRY DRESSINGS, ETC.' "I had to sit through the picture four times to get the cut of the skirt right." ! mwm , Imagine a man being known as "Mr. Garbo" —just that nnd nothing more! Only a fool or a hero could abide such an anomalous position. —Greta Garbo, film actress. * * * The mcst degrading punishment that can be meled out to any criminal is to deprive him of the franchise. —Mrs. Ogden Mills Reid, vice president, New York Herald Tribune. Lack of understanding between the Soviet Union and lhc United States is the greatest plague iu the world today. —Colonel Hugh t,. Cooper, builder of Russia's huge hydro-electric plant at Dmeprostroy. Blame for Rising Suicide Rate Laid on Depression BY DR. MOUTHS FISIIBK1N Editor, Journil of the American Medical Assocr.itior, and of Hygela, the Health Magazine AUSTRIA'S I-LEA DENIED On Oct. 19, 1MB, Pjo.sirient Wilson refused Austria's recmest for peace, stating that the independence of the Czechoslovak and sufficiently developed relictions to- • Jugoslav nations had bjen rccog- ward lite who are thrown off balance by provocations. In other words they break down The causes of suicide have con- under strains which other people stitutcd an interesting study for, manage to psychologists and for physicians By Williams for many years. Aboul 20,000 persons kill themselves in this country every year. There has been a gradual increase in the suicide rate for some lime and statisticians have teen trying to analyze the motivation, lha methods of suicide chosen and similar factors with a view to bringing about- a decrease rather than a constant increase. There are some interesting factors to be considered. For one thins, the suicide rale increases rapidly with age; men commit suicirtc more frequently than do women, and .different races of people have different suicide rates. Statisticians of a Itirgc insurance company have recently investigated the figures for the policy holders involved. They find that the suicide rate began to rise as early as 1925, nnd has risen steadily ever since that lime. • * « ' Thus, there was an increased fi'lcldo rate in .the midst of what was presumed to be the greatest prosperity that this country has ever had; namely, in tho years 1D27, 1928 and most ol 1929. There was a very sharp increase by the end of 1929 and 1930; ttien a slight increase in 1931. mid now a sharp increase in 1032. It is interesting to note that (here was a declining suicide rale during the war years, perhaps bc- (cause enough people were tcing killed at that time to make death more horrifying. It is believed that the low figures for suicide during and immediately after the war reflected th c great interest v.hich most people had in living. The statisticians are Inclined lo believe that a considerable number of clear-cut cases of suicidi- now developing are thc result of pressing economic stringency. The proof is thai thc percentage of increase among men hp.s been much higher than among women. Amon; ahite men the suicide rate Incnwc-a 46 per cent between 1025 and 1531. as compared with 40.5 per cent among white women. ! southeast of Germans to retire line. Allied armies utch frontier; Am- Brilish advanced and conditions, sometimes localise of ! twce " lhc -Argonne and the Meitse trotibies with friends ami relatives., ;' ndnforcci1 " Mcst often, however, the basic dif- j flcully \ s (he personality of the | individual concerned. Obvitusly, the way lo suicide Is to develop a titijde ton-arc! life in the young. This Ls a rcsriunslbility of the 'entire community, young people must be given' a proper mental and emotional outlook. They must; leain to he calm and to react ''. the strain surmount, arises from Sometimes economic i nixed by the United Slates and that with theso nations would rest thc decision as to any peace terms proposed by Austria. Americans penetrated the Kriem- hilde line at several points bc- IN THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES' MOST Of THE RAIN FALLS' AT MGHT. IN THg GOUTt EASTERN ' - 7S PER CENT FALL? GRAIN CAN LIVE ITS' ENTIRE UFE ON A DIEr OF Trained Pigs dig up millions of dollars worth of truttles every year in southern France. The pigs are well trained and make no attempt to cat the truffles, although they are very fond of them. A few acorns is the usual reward received by the hog for each truffle uncovered. Such educated animals are very valuable < and highly esteemed by their masters. ' = NEXT: U'lut is a "mau-womai:" in Albania? CHURCH EXCUSES BY GEOHGE W. BARHAM my husband—as all children would, as the saying goes, of Ins .'rietjil; know Is one ol the do or die men; though before wu married lie was one of the quietest men in the entire of Uouai. The French Cambrai ' hdr the eust reacehd the Hunding line in Champagne and cup- lured St. Germainmont. The Germans began the evacuation of Brussels. ' community. Ke was not only slow of speech but also slow in thoughts. ac(ion on ransements made for our wending In fact, it took some my part lo yet ar- Mnny of my am cf what friends say that is called the properly toward the difficult situations that invariably arise in the lives of everyone. getter typs ar,d just the opposite Hnir of our foreign i has resided in the Unite:! Slates ' 20 years or more, it is said. : to Jim—that's my husband, population i Then after we married it took me ages 10 awaken him, 'and at take after him; but so far, none cf them have and I do hope none will. Ii was through his sluggish action that go', our church matters in the chape they are in. And no\v that we have our letters that were sent to us several years after we moved here, v.c have been unable to get to church and join. I have planned and planned tor us to go but it looks like something happens cverytime. 1 hon-' I cstly believe \ve it last Sunday not swarmed starting would have made if lac bees had just as we iverj llc-c. i [r; HI;HE TOD.IY DAM. cicclJ.1-. mill n[ nrttcri ro ulct-ck up nnri il?» ftrlivi- n In an attempt to analv/o causes of suicide the report s that tho people- who rctmr.i: cide rcpic.scnt a group wha more easily upset mentally emotionally than arc general. They arc people «;:!•. thc .ites ,!li- are and in in- MOW 1UU SHOW VOO HOW T 1 covsq UP TlUL oo -THAT POKICM '%MUX Tl-V OTHER HA^TA Tv4' \\Htff IS JHL- K/WE TO mis TVPE Of HAT WHICH IS COOCJ.-CT? COJt,COi 01? coto WHAT STATE IN THE U.S.A. HAS THE HOST CITIES EXCSED/NG A POPULATION OF 5,000 V"/,(T!*/IIJ.I^M^ I * -..'?.-..• .^* THE R\e ROAST. '»HtVI«t utar, ff.fM.y 3 tell* him (to \Till tu-r:itiiialtj iin-iL'iit It. Lrj.'n Irnv- >>.-;.- Drill* HllN-r Hull «.•»-.• DOS A, Mi'lu'H ilan;;lirr-r. from kirfnuiii'r*. Hr t.!lli« jiwny wlirti hr Hull* ^Itci Hire U. c«'llili{f ucr h? N il'.l .\M-:i' III.AC K. 1)1 IILMY Wl.VrmtS, In lovr Ulvi-T* tit get Ucln in give up lila mail Gzht "I III llnll. '11, f, find Hnll :n-m»i-il of killin- :i r^nppr. filk-i] nut li> ninrry l:on n . Slu- UM-JJ the i-rrllnrnfi.. nftpr IK'lo Is :nn- Im.thril and tvininiCi-d In <irf|l litnl fn:iu t:i!cln[: :iny imrc iinrl in (he film I. Hall 1* cn.i^lil h? .SWi:i:- lUU-!ilnc n> Dirnn Irll nf iirr innr- Tl:if-i-. Hr'* liut liolli'vc.* licr i»::rrii il. llim:i rtilr^ <iul 111 finu In ll;r roiiiurj-. Mir ini-t-l* ll.-ill nnil CIiliilo him S I:. ;,!,•_. Illa.-U. II,. ^|^l•hll^p^ In rti) Itii- r:\npv n^ Hall. I'nlunlilr rcrnrd^ nrr *.(nlrn frnni Ilio nUli-r nnil St^rT(r1n'» innii In- Fl»:l- n.'ill ^vn«^ll^ll him nml rnoTs llirni. A imnii- «iirriniml< llnM. DIIU.I UIITA 11111 nnil ncr^ ll.nll rfl' fa!tr> n \vnllnil. cnpttiriii^ her nnd t:iklr.i: IIIT in n cnvr. ^«ju-r IrnriiA t>I tier /..ipltirc nnd hr.-uN it iiiis^i. Inn fall* li> Liiul tier. Elnll iu:lkcx [lnn:i (irunilvr mil tn Ir.Tyr :ind KOI-S fur ^alcr ntiil r I. ^^^l-^t;kIl r>ml* (hr cnvr .inil DIITI.I. Ill- xnll* (nr Hnll. ll.ill I* . n,i- litrnl nticl Inkrn {D n rnliin. DIIII.I 1^ Irfl ivllli him M!,[|r Swcrciii pof« fur IIICIT. S«crcln rpllirnn Mllii inrn nnil srniN linn:] nn nlirnil. lliK crrvT m? r. InnKli lonkInr: Ininrh nn;) Man Hull hum?.? 1lirj inlrnil In Irm-li him. .vow t:o ox WITH Tin: sroiti' CHAl'TKU XXXI crowded Into tlic room. They jerked Stan from the wall and [iiisliccl liim toward the door, lie went with tils iiead up. flis liat. was brushed off lint lie did not ask for its return. Tbe men led him outside and mounted tbcir borscs. I!al\ was ordered to walk ahead of the leading rider. Tbero wcro 20 men In llio gang from Pass Creek ami tbo lilo ot riders, with Slan ahead, moved slowly Coward Thrco Rivers ty ihe Pass Creek trtil. It wan no port it Swcrgin's plan to have t!',o lyiictilug dono iv.'ar Hie cabin in ';tc limb*?. Slan plodded aloay over the rough ground. His liacfe dad ceased long ago to have ar.y feeling beyond a stinging numbness and ho lind given iiimsolf over grimly lo his fate. Tliero wr.a little, cliance tfcat nnMhir.s would happen lo save him. The, only frieaiis lie line! were far beyond the rim ot 1'olly Mountain and be had made them promise tliat, whatever happened, tlicy would net ride into tlie timber country. Ills chief lliouglils were for the slender girl who liad faced liirj In Uio cabin and whom I:o had como io care for FO devotedly. Ilo was not suro lliat be had been iiule to •cciiviuco her that lio was wholly r mef, | Trst sagging lo aayt" He bout to- bad sho about. Tbe big timber boss might ami ,liai! an aching fear that was not fate with Swergin havo igirl. a plau which involved tbo 'CO you < ivanim' Hint pal 'TPJIK c.iv.ilc.tdo wound down the *-^ rtpi.i mr* 1 ?" G\\'firfiT1 Hivijcf liic - lr,\v rli°v-!,".i cniiirilfii<r *lift PT^C !.I rr.o?" face close to Stan's. thrust ide sepa ng tins Pass ! Creek- trail from tho Three Rivera "And if my hands were untied I'd j slope. Swergin had now forpcd out smash your dirty fcco." Stan Call's Ulicnd witli another rider. "Looking 'for a suitable tree," Stan thought grimly. Of cue thing he was sure and that was that he would rob tho big bosa of any satisfaction he might expect from weakness or breaking on bis Iirltoner's part. Stan intended to givo Uitnn a display of nerve that they would icmeaiuer. Swcrgin halted In a clump ot c)'cs were hard as stcc-1. ".\'o uso being a 1ms' Vou won't Kd (o camp out with her any more." Swcrgin leered and Ms lips parted. "You dirty rat! Von may string me up hut I'll s^lHl be on your trail:" Stan hissed. Sworgln stepped bneV. Ho wna nlonc with his prisoacr and so sure of him tliat he was willing lo take his lime. 'So I'm a dirty ml, eh?' 1 "tiel It over with." S'.ati snapped. "There nin't no hurry. They dtm't even know down at Mttip that you ftro caught." Swcrgln smiled broad- •ard his prisoner. I Stan smiled and met the man's gate with steely eyes'. "Only that I hope you enjoy the party." The man grunted and backed away. "Get on the end of that rope!" bo ordered, as he tossed the rope over a limb above Slan'B head. Swergin crowded through the throng for n final thrsst at his eO enemy. Ho glared at Ball as though disappointed at rinding him so sclf-nossebscfl. "Vou turned out to be pretty good." ho grinned. Stan refused to reply. "1'ou and old Delo mako a fine pair of fools," Swergin continued. • • K CTILL Sinn refused to E«e:.!i. lie ^ had decided hours beforu not to tell anything he had discovered In his checking of t!ie activities at Three Rivera. Tie was aware that this was a picked group of men who were io with Swergin and that II he did speak, no word of what he said woulci get to Asper Delo or anyone else. But ho was struck suddenly by a desire to stave off the tightening of the rope that tho his lumberjack was slipping over his head. "You can't get away much longer, Swergin." He gave the timber boss a level look and laughed lu bis face. "Who's goiug to stop me?" SWOT- Sin gritted. "I scut la a report to tho state and to tho federal government.' I even told them to expect just what >cm aro doing right now and I've named halt of your men." There w.i3 a glint of triumph in Stan's eyes. He was lying but ho was scoring. A mutter rose from tbe men anil even Swcrgiu was taken tack. "\S"o ain't responsible for nothing. U'e'ro working for tho timber company." tho big fellow who had Adjusted the rope muttered. "You are guilty ot theft and mur- Slan sliol at him. He was indtr his glaro »nd the thrco had dropped the end ot the ropo i wicked it up again. "What names did you put In that report!" ouc big felloiv demanded. r • QTAN realized that ficre was aa advs.ntagj. ile faced them atul smilcrl. "rii never (ell that. Why should I tip iny ol you off!" "Vou'l! tell!" the big fellow edged in threateningly. Swergin shoved him baclt and stood facing his men like au old loto wolf with his pack agalns; him. "Are yon-hoys yellow?" he roared. "Wr.-.u me to do this job myself wilh a six gun!" him do it," someone from tha am) motioiidi for the men to' K:t '- n]n S a little time and throwing I'.cad off tho trail. Stan vras driven l a sc;lro into tll ° (iMll-wittcd fellows to tbe spot and pulled to a I.Ike a band ot Cossacks, the inen halt, i who liacl lllm In tncl r rower, tliought you had this all fisetl?" closed Iji about htm and silently I Jlio big fellow turned to Sn'ergiD. slid from their horses. It was plain ;"Vcah," a volco from tbe crowd put ! they knew exactly n-liat to ;lo. Tlieyj'"- There v,-as an ominous rumble "Yon feel prelly pnfc wilh your : crowded around their prisoner and .'mm the circle ot men and dark tho man who liad l>.'cn riding- with laces thrust toward the timber boss. "Vou dumb fools!" Swergin bcl- The men <- ahlft uneasily Pass Creek sang at your back," Stan sneered. "Pass Crcfk- Is .1 nice place nr.d Swergin unstrapped a lariat from faddlo and hegan uncoitlnK It. lowed. "You goln'to let this slicker . . , --«• ------- „,.. iuubulll vv It^ kLllftCLLV./WI , /? , 11ICC '"-'f 111111 ; Swcr.iin The big fellow who had driven Stan ! talk you out ot this Job? Ho Is lust n: ' H'.oi'nii enjoying a |I:K j.ihcarl O f his horso Ehouiilcrcd to , johliin' j-ou. Old Asper Delo takes : I hc tap for all WG f,ccn doin'. We Head Cottrlei« News Want Aite. '°';;- __ 'Jicy. boysM' bo called. antj git hluii T 'tho cowboy's side. "Cornel "Ver goin' where there won't bo ueen jmuch chf.nce to snoop," ho grlnped, jain't we?" u^ the tlnibsr for him, back of tho group called. "Yeah. If 1'p's got names sent In we'll be up fer killin'," someoce else suggested. Swergin was In a red fury. "You fellows are as dumb as the raulea you drive. How could IJall scud In the names of the mcu who were to be hero before this happened? Ho had to sucss and nobody will ha- licve his guess, tie's admitted that he pulled all these killings. \Viiiio that girl was lalklng to htm liS-' told her be pulled ibcm. You can all get up and swear lo that." Swcr- giii spoko slowly so that bis \vordi could sink lu. "That's right," thc biy fellow growled. "I'm ready to go." But the r.icn on the ropo licsl- tntcd. Their lirst lust to kill had lost somo of its ed£f. "I'm an officer of thc law and I'm supposed to clear out and let you fellows do this. I can take car" of all of you If I'm In Uio clear myself hut It you're going to make m» shcof this varmint I'll he in bad." Swerglu paused and faced the men. Stan watched the faces about him. Ilo could see that Swergla was about to win bis point. "Or I can lake him in and let him spill all he knows before a court- How would yon like that?" This was Swergin's trump card and ha played it with a flourish. "I belleva I'll do just thai." Tho mea stirred and began to e*' change glances. "You've all had a cut," Sivergla went on. "Striug lilm up!" one of tlio men an the rope snarled. "Go ahead; f&t. it over," another shouted. Slan knew he had lost the last cb-inco. He set liinisol-.' fc>r ths end. (1o Se Continued), i

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