The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 15, 1932 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 15, 1932
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LjrUESDAY-XOyEMBER «. 1932 EDUTE DEER [Vote Regarded in Cities as Mandate to Let Down on Enforcement. I1V WILLIS THORNTON NKA Service Writer < fl « fj right, 1032. NKA Si-rvlrc, Inc.] 'l'ln- sweeping v.-et victory in the election means a definite loosening cf .tlie prohibition barrier even without watting for any changes In the laws. All the soji- piiisj-wel cities, which have.always ir.ore or less Ignored the prohibition lav. so fin- as their local no- lice were concerned, reacted immediately. In such cities, many citizens got their fcecr right along wltli- out much trouble before the election. Afterward there v:as even less trouble. "Nullification" v.ys given a big push by the "mandate of the people" of Nov. 8. Mayor Anton Cermak of Cfji- caijo (which has always been Alilpplng wet) was quoted as say- Tiff "Chicago brewers need noi wait for the repeal of tlic searcli and seizure net. The police will not enforce it as far as beer is concerned." Cermak late, however, addressed clly council, saying, "The first necessary action Is to repeal the search and seizures act the state will then he ready to abide by what Congress does." The conflict- between these statements attributed to Cermak U typical of the confusion in which all overwhelmingly wet communities found themselves. And the practical result was an immediate let-down of all dry barriers. Qities vied with each other lo get through their councils repeal of ordinances governing local enforcement of the dry laws, and even former saloon license laws. Re-enactment was sought In some cases of new saloon license laws which will be ready whenever Congress acts. Lay Off Bwr" Typical was that introduced by former saloonkeeper Alderman 'Bath-House John" Coughlin of Chicago. "I don't see '.why we should wait for a change in national prohibition laws, as they don't mean anything here anyway any more," Coughlin said. Rumors that national prohibition enforcement agencies had Quietly passed -.the ford to "lay o'rf beer" Were quickly 1 'dented. But it was "obvious to everybody that the reduced federal prohibi- tlrn forces now available can not begin to cope with the beer situation in the great cities -without at least the appearance of cooperation from local police. Though .no immediate change in (he status of "hard liquors' has even been- proposed, bootleggers were encouraged to bolder measures by the'mere thought of the election, and plans were immediately put in effect to flood the country with liquor by Christmas as it has not teen-flooded for 13 years. Ignoring of Ihc national prohibition laws by wet cities, especially ns regards beer, is nothing new. The urban American never really has been without his beer The last estimate made of beer consumption under prohibition is that of the Prohibition Bureau fcr the fiscal year 1930 — • C83.- 032,000 gallons. The estimate for the same year by the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, was 190.000.000 gallons costing $395,000.000 ;-at 50 cents n gallon. Some figure these as hi3h as $1.20 a gallon, at which rate we would be spending almost as much for beer now as vc did in 1914 for nil liquors. $1.635.048,034. The Home Brewers Nobody knows how much of this was produced by bootleggers, how much In cellars for home umption. but nearly everyone's personal experience with tlie concoctions of his neighbors will show that a good deal ol it Is homemade. The reasons for this are two: First, there is almost no chance of the government ever stopping I'.onie 'urewinj. illegal or not. It Is simply impossible to Elation a federal agent In every home, and short of that there Is no practical way to prevent a man from making any brewing experiments in his own home that he chooses, so Ion? as he doesn't peddle it. Second, beer of a sort is so easy to make thnt anybody can do it with fair success. And there is plenty of tradition behind that action, A traveler in Virginia In 1M9 reported that the colons- had "six public brew-houses; but most brew their own beer, strong and gcod." The stories of tlie leaks in the prohibition dyke have been often repeated: Hew few physicians can flfTorc! to neglect writing all their allowed prescrlpllons for legal bonded whisky; how Ihc Federal Form Board loaned millions to Califcrnia ^rape-growers \v h o nisde and sold a delicious soft drink grape concentrate (if turned into wine under the right conditions); how Illicit distlller- 'i(5 dotted both country vvood- ,?c:s and city basements; how lit' trolly millions of gallons of excellent sacramental wine wentj <'ov,n profane gullets; how diversion of Industrial alcohol reached From Ancient Egypt to Modern America BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS man" has rU^n In ]ii s \ n \\ 1WA - ?r ( U smile liip nnd thigh whom lie comxli'rwl his enemies, U w;is 11 voids' i>k'c(l<m--an -?I"L-- llon dii.-uhiiilcd by (hjse men iind v.'onii'ii who kiuw lilMc of pollilrs. who fullcw blliully ihi- li'iulor of Hi; 13EEK TllliOUCiU THE AGES: (1) nrcivliif is an niiclent practice, dating Uiu-k tu Hauyluiilnn limes. Tills slndicttc of an nnclcnt Egyptian kiiciidhii; lll;l!s |, cmni ..; fiom a lomb dining tadc to 2GOU B. C. (2) The vnstiic.w of (lie modern brewing industry In Euri)]X! is shown by llils storafie cel- lnr of Hie I'ilson breweries In Czccho-slovakla. There arc many miles of such cellars storing tlie famed Pilsoncr. (31 America's modern brewers-a home-brew boUiO-cnppliia comcsl al Portland, Ore. 9,CM,OGO proof gallons in hew diversion of real beer from I ncar-bm- breweries and estub-1 authority llian the Wlckersham lishmcnt of secret breweries be-1 commission. After outlining thrf" came a mine of tainted gold and! of an enormous nunroer of illectl TJlflfPtppr vn«p tn Vinnnmn ll n ll... i '"-bin the beer racketeer rose to become a. mighty and a sinister figure. These are familiar to everybody. But less known is the new"'* " - "" beer situation. cst tu-ist to the Wort Is Legal It arises irom the processes inherent to beer-making. Beer is "a beverage'--brewed from barley .malt with- the addition of pre- as corn or with -.hops." "alley breweries" with the attendant rule of the racketeer, tile commission reports: "The making ol cereal beverage is a legitimate business and cannot reasonably be eliminated. But so long as it is" carried on and there Is demand for beer in the larger cities, the gross margin of profit in supplying beer tr.c possibilities of escape from the plants, and the manufacture of wort will give trouble for effective enforcement of prohibition." pared cereals • siich rice, and"' flavored The process is, in principle;." as ,..__. follows:. barley is caused to .ger- It Is only fair to stale that ni"3l minute or sprout by steeping it of the larger and more reputable in water,--causing the husks to] breweries have been careful In swell and soflen. A "diaslasc" be- *""' " ' " TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras. Nov. 15 (UP)—Honduras rebel forces were defeated by loyalists In fierce fighting nenr Trujlllo. advices from the battle zone snlti today, but other phases of the Insurgent campaign were reported more successful. The rebels tcok La Esperanza nnd were moving south of Tegucigalpa, apparently spreading their nl- tack toward southern towns. thc Sjns I't^iderlng .the starfri of grain soluble." The process .., checked at the proper point by kiln drying: The grain is then crushed "between rollers, mixed with water liquid, and into a heated. "*- -^.v-ii LJIL-IUI. In lact, many of them have cried loudly to the government to stop "wildcat" plants from selling real UCCT' as it killed off the demand for near-' The process of , ian" gruel-like I beer, «<hich demands that ----- ..... Sometimes in small q'uan- The "mash" is ofher raw . grains titles arc added. ._ drained from the bottom of a tub, clarified, and drawn off as woit land pronounced wurt). This Is collected into vats, yeast is added, and fermentation does the rest. Until the yeast is added, the wort is nan-alcoholic, and prohibition laws haven't been able to touch it. So some breweries make beer right up lo the point of adding yeast. Then they peddle the wort. Anyone can buy legal wort, add yeas!, nnd nw.iit beer. . This business has been quietly growing. Curiously enough, it is not permitted (o breweries licensed to make near-beer. They must finish the process, make real beer, and dealcoliollze it. But other breweries, not licensed to make near-beer, can make all the wort they like. Michigan Taxes Wort Michigan placed a tax of 5 cents a gallon on wort in 1D29, and began collecting $3000 a day. Inspectors collect the tax and nmx revenue, stamps to each container of wort. The federal government als .inserted a wort tax in its most recent revenue bills. Much of this wort goes, obviously cither Into homes for r.cme brow- Ing, or else into hidden bas?m«nt breweries. Detroit c.s|Kcially i s full of these illegal breweries who buy legal, taxed wort and turn it int; illegal, outlawed, untaxed beer. Nobody knows, of course, how much home-brswinj is going on That is one of the dislmct disadvantages of prohibition and the illegal liquor trade. Nobody knows how many men are engaged In it how much money is bein<* spsnt for it, what kind of poison is tyin« circulated. " a However, the sale of malt syrup has gaimxi steadily ever since prohibition. It has many uses in the kitchen. But the rumor persists that it Is used greatly in making beer at home. It's sale is legllimate unless It can be definitely proved that the sale was made for the purpose of making beer. It pays „ tax of 3 cents a pound. Also there i.s the tremendous business done by more than 60 manufacturers of bottle caps and seals mere than 40 mstal crown makers,' and some 90 otter manufacturers of bottle-stopping c'cvices. Add In th» corks and the rubber lubing, the Jars and jugs and all the paraphernalia which you can SOD in the window of your home town home-brew .Lastly, production of r.ons has risen steadily since Most of the mo™ n near- QWMltoVrcirri^"* slorc^ n the breweries awaiting dcalco- hohzation, has made it easy at all times fcr dishonest employes, even without permission of the own-r to draw off this real bejr from tanks iiilo .near-beer kegs, anrl snip it out as near-beer. The fceer industry, | n other words las never dies. ! NKXT: HOIV beer may IK- li sn «led in future. Will tlic saloon return, and in whnt form? I!,m- ,| 0 other countries handle II, anil what nas h«n proposed here? . The oil of tomato seeds, when extracted, is used in the Jmariu- incturc of fine soaps. Read.Courier News Want Au.s. , '. °' h °I» Produced annually Into the brew kettle. , Mme piclurc of the brewing industry. Leakage from legal breweries Is V V^e/Le,,e£ie 4ALCSL Delightful airy rooms with i tub or shower am! beds like eider down. Beautiful swimming pool, bowling alleys, hand ball courts arid even ,1' Turkish bath. K'o dursce for time to drag whrn you live here. Rnjoy these pleasures ns our guest. • Rooms from $2.00 Up DEVOY HOTEL Memphis, Tcnn. 1930; I lirtrd lo prevent, and probably will U^^J I i- . from never be .stopped, says no less an "OHdUran Loyalists ' s " lh -'°'"" " - Defeat Rebel Forces £ Ap"r;i! lo "Little Fellow" CiTilitptl With Democrat tc Election Sweep. Ilv HODNKY IH'TCIlKIt \V-.istiirndi,, MaiiiiRiT, NKA Srrvlrc moiiu'in ( ho of llle li asy, ur.d who can (urn cnustlrally nnd nv.u-.iHy | o ., m: n- :: t \ tclr . 3 i,. C (,,;i tcader.i wlu-n tlic way ijrows hare. TlHH Is the triii' .slgtiim-iince of (he ism ami division Hoover As bclw?cn lllierul- evtn though lie has n .Job, lias seen his wngcs cruelly reduced, or hni lost his farm or his savings. He Is the average "little fellow," worker, funncr, small business or professional mnn, in whom Ihe fooling hns grown for years that somehow In Ihe conduct of lils country's al- fnli's, he had been forgotten. Then- tiro many millions of him. ninny more besides the nctua! l-;n or twelve millions of uncmployi'd. ,„,„,, Knch one of him hns u vote. There ! volr.s „, we wha say that his vote Is poi ,| .[„ •"•'•'" , but 11 iimyilrom UK- PAGE THREE lie service. Their attitude Indicated that of Ihc dopre.vilon's oths'r chief As the campaign wore on, an im- iw-eilented number of lending Rc- Ijiibllcnii progressives In Congress dcserled llieli- parly anil declared for Hoosevell. The significance was t\vo-fol:l: U meant that, the Independent progressive vote, its strength D?sl tlsm- oiiMiatcd by ch «Utam cast tv SAW for i he "forgotten man" that- he has n nencinl Idea of what he wants, politician Hoosevclt, the shrewd cctiioiislrflthlg'lf ncaily five million clclcr L;i '-I, was swlugln lU-publlcims. aw • nS li " i-onsorvallsin—Hie natural i" polltles-'.lie cniise of 'resident I supporters shrewd politician slnci; h slnrled lil.s campaign for Ihu Demo- criUlc mimlmillun, renllxed thai the "forgotten mini" would be this major factor In die campalifii. He called on him by nnme ami pvoin- Istd him a new deal. - llrn-nlmcnl The "loiKollen mnn" was re.wnl- ful nt Hoover unyu'iiy. Itocecv^lt did little more tlnin cnpllall/u h!s resentment. Hoavar, us nnxlous for del-lion TO Huascvi'K, nevi'r did seem (o KCI |]»> point. He never i realized I hut the "forn»tlcii niiin"| could not IK- convinced that the He- con.Mniclbn l-lnancj Corporation In f. Hi? banks, tba r.illronds, and mennl thnl the furm stales. come most of our progressive s;na- tor.s nnd where conditions have »n more serious ihan ever despite the admlnlslmlloirs relief pro- firnm. ; lust. man," iillhoii(j)> liioiiKlil l:e had Alrilly \Vulchlng :' "fi)i'ii(ii(i>n luriioUd] l ; y lluom 1 , never did gt'l very c'liHiiishisllc over Koov- Mll. N«\v ho [urns, from the city Knvis and fnvms. ID rc^ud Ihr lirrMd.-'nl-i'liTl W llli a cold nnd Ilsiy «'}':•. If his economic condition Im- l.rnv.'a In- will ha Inullni'il lo credit H<:::s : -veH ami i,- t ,.. f \ m lllm ,„,,, Vi'iirs lie,,,-,,. n ( , (., Kulll(f l() h|u . |; ft people. lA ills chl-I r I lypincd Unit cause and preached It. while Hoo.SL'velt .WMIIK far oiioiinh to thn It-it to atlrnct nearly all the liberals and most of the discontented. nppval till! "forgotten man" net only to elect Roosevelt by what may lji> tr.c recnril plurality of all I line, but to scalier members or the present- Congress Ilk-; leaves before an autumn uale. and make the House overwhelmingly Democratic, with n strong majority In the Senate. A small Democratic majority In the House nm! 1111 even break in ih? Sennte had previously saving the .skin of the IllUe low: Thn "forisotii'ii mnn" kit reiil ra ;»l'; 11 !!"- losi'iitmcnt when Hoover svyung his nsl at Hie Houiis Army, even llrjtc "forgollcn men" who double;! Ihe wisdom of the bonus cause and Its met hods, lie lescnled Hoover's final You tli Keeps On Stealing Until Law Calches Up Claude Moss, a persistent thief if there ever was ono, Is serving out n }10 fine nnd a 10 day jau 'entwine ImpoMd by .Municipal '"iljo C. A. Ctiiinlngham ycsler- Mos.'i started oil by stealing gas onl of a Hed Cross car the other iilfiht. He fled when o/ncers ar- rlvcd nnd they drove hlu car lo txjllco hcnddiinrtcrs. Removing the con of thp old model Ford as a safeguard oi- llcci's wont Inside the stiitian. A few mlnulcs later they lu-ard the immlsliiknble noise of thu old cm 'tnitlni; and rushed out, Mos? Jiinilicil out of the car and run uhi'ii ti)cy approached. . luvestl- unlinj! the ollicei's found that Moan hud ivpiiiccd the col! box with "li'illier nml discovered n dozen mori; slorcd In the rear end of ibr cur. • us ,., ^UIIIK i«t niivi; a w ' mimilcs later police got hard winter, and'he will nxpi-cl n; n nl11 1° un cost end fruit slauil »""""•• •'-"• -••- - whu-c Mess liad lilmwn up and proceeded to help himself. An nt- ' the l: of sympathy from lildi W |l| conllnn tin- r-.-n-lvrcl (hirliiL- Die prevailed in Conjfress. Who Is the "fornollcn nmn?' Roosevelt mny 1» given credit for hnvliij; evoked him Into (his campaign, but the "forgoltoii mnn" wn.s re before Roosevelt recognized him and called to him. "Tlic l.illlr Fellow" Thn "forgotten mnn" Is the citizen who felt vaguely that he was being neglected by n govcrnmen that had somehow passed Into the control of Hie big and .strong and had come to '.'isregnnl Ihc little and weak. The "forgollen man" Is Die citizen who is unemployed, some ten or twelve million of him, with his wife nnd his mother, and his children. He Is tlie citizen «-ho fulllc protest ngnliwt, the lido of iwpulnr feeling when he was found llianklug (he Almighty lhal "we still have n government In Wnsh- Inglon which knows how to deal with a mob." Millions of voles imfst havu been cnst agnliut Hoover bccauso of n blind disposition lo blame him lor the depression, but millions more were lost to him bccnuse, although he did iniiny things designed to ameliorate It, ho fnllcd lo convince the mii.ises of people Hint hn wns doing enough. HOOVJI- was nol lo blnmc for the depression, but ninny Republicans arc Unmlng him for his failure to popularize the fliilit he made ngalnst it. Turn on Hoover ' Tim sltimKon was nrst mnd= apparent when tlie negroes, who IV.eorctically hold a bnlance ol vole iwwer In several northern nnd border stales, began to turn iignlml Hoover nfler many years of loyalty to the Republican pirty.'They were feeling the depression mnsl of nil. contributing- as they do to the ranks of unskilled labDr and domes- . If he l.s (hssallsllod he prouiihiy will smlli' uldully a^iiln In tlu> can- urofsloiuil election-, of I HIM rurl the presidential election of llliifi, with nn area of more llM, | s the largest cast of t!:e Mlsjlnslppl river 1'Jorldii is second. U'lulsint nl Uic nliind hunt' u Imjmakn- and puuclicd the Te;;;-atu youth In Ihc left eye. lie was llmiJIy cdrriillccl mill led to Jail He plciulcd guilty to petil larceny when nrraliiiieil In court a nil scem- «l highly pleased with tile court's decision. Twenty-Hires of Ihe 5fl men who signed the Declaration of Ind^- liad attended col!c(jc. TRAVEL BY BUS Lowest Kntes - Fusfcsl Time - Host Service From Hlvthoville To ' Memphis - Nvw Orleans - Dallas St. Louis - Kansas City - CliifiiK" Tlekcl-s Sold r.vorywlieru TWO SCIil-:iUII,KS KAMI WAY DAILY JJiis LcnvM—North lloiiii<l-l:n.1 A. M. and 1:25 South Bound—1:40 A. M! and 0:45 Large Modern Parlor Coaches Look for the Name "Egyptian" FOR TICK1CTS AND INFORMATION CiotT Hotel, l-lionn 1M lunt Service Station, Phorm 555 Egyptian Motor Lines, Inc. M. M. THE BATTLE OF HAST1NGS-1066 A. D. "Nature intheRaw"—as portrayed by L Scott Williams .:. . iris/iiral by the surging fury of the Norman hordes tinder William the Conqueror, in their mcrtiless onslaught ((gainst the English in the Brittle o/ Ilnstinp, October 14, 1066. "N«tnvs in the Rciu is Seldom Mild"— and raw tobaccos have no place in cigarettes. No raw tobaccos in Luckies —that's why they're so mild W E buy the finest, the very finest tobaccos in all the world— but that does not explain why folks everywhere regard Lucky Strike as the mildest cigarette. The fact is, we never overlook the truth that "Nature in the Raw is Seldom Mild"—so these fine tobaccos, after proper aging and mellowing, are then given the benefit of that Lucky Strike purifying process, described by the words— "It's toasted". That's why folks in every city, town and hamlet say that Luckies are such mild cigarettes, "It's toasted That p»cKjg« pf miM Lucki«« "

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