The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1934 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 17, 1934
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FOUR COURIER NEWS CO.', PUBLISHERS C. R. BABCOCk; Editor •'H, W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advening Representatives' s Dallies, inc. New York, Chicago, , St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Mroiphis Published Esery Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mailer nt Hie jjcet office at BIj'lhcVille, Ar- Kansas, under net of Congress, October 0, 1917. Served by Uib Uniicd Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier in the Oily of niytbevjlli', 15c |>cr week, or $6.60 per year, In advance. By iniili, wllliln « radius of 50 miles, {3.00 pel- year, 51.50 for six monllis, 85c lor three months; by, mail in postal wins two (o six. inclusive, test) itoi year; 111 zones seven mid eight, $10.00 pel' year, payable in advance. School Revenues Pei-lmps Hie chief issue which I lit; 193!) Arkansas ijciimil assembly must face is Hint of a .solution for tlic limui- cinl •flilViculties which have severely crippled tlie common school system of tlie slftle. Sales luxes, booze luxes, SHinblihjj faxes ami a variety of other suggestions have been advanced. A committee, representing educators of the slate, ib at work on a comprehensive legislative program which will no doubt eoiilnin delimit; provision for additional luxation. We arc in complete ngnumant with those who speak for adcinmte Ihumciiil siipporc of elemonfnry education. Bui we beiieve thai before rcs'oi'l is b;ul to additional taxation Ihe people of Arkansas mo entitled (o: 1.—Assurance that the common school system of the state is so oi-ijan- izetl-as lo make the most effective use of the funds available. 2.—Assuutiice that (he' common schools ,11 e receiving |h e j r r,,]] ;l)u | proper share of existing revenues. 3.'— Assurance :lhal taxc!i Mow j uvi(X , for the benelit of Ihu common schools Ure being fairly and uniformly assessed and effectively collected. •'With iDspcct to point number one we-would ask: Is there wasle and duplication of Qllorl inhoi-enl: in the j,' reK . ent scUup umler which school allmr.s «re in the hands of thousands of independent districts? Our goal is the best eiluuiliotial opportunely for'Arkan- sas .cluJdreii consistent wjtli our means. Can we get it wjlh our school system organized as it is now? Point Kinnbcr two involves the matter of diversion of school funds to other- Din-poses—a state .scandal seine years ago, now largely' ended—and tlie Jiueslion of wlial proportion of our pub- lie revenues we arc justified in using lor institutions O f higher while tailing 1 0 mainlainan common .school system. The third point brings up the quest-on of whether or not the schools are gelling as much revenue as they ought to get. from existing taxes. Few who lave seriously investigated Ihe matter believe they are. Our assessment system is linplmzanl ai.,1 .subject lo ,> ( ,lili- cal abuses Onr collodion system lacks the,teeth needed 1 0 compel those who are able to pay their taxes In this connection C. o. Unumcn, of the University of" Arkansas, following comment oirlho results of a study of tax delinquency in Arkansas: "The administration of lax laws is commonly weak. Remillinjr delinquent penalties and costs may be used to further political ends. Lands forfeited to the state, after the 2-ycar redemption lic'riod, may not be ccrtilied to the state. The state has been negligent in enforcing the law in this respect. The (tic of legal means to enforce collection of personal properly taxes is practically unknown in the state. The re- suJl is that I ho payment of taxes'has become to an extent voluntary. Assessed valuations are highly variable in relation to true value, which bring* about lax resistance on the part of those suffering discrimination. "Deficient tax lilies and indifferent administration, to the extent that .they account for <leliii(|tioncy, suggest I heir .own remedies. 'Hie law should be revised in such a way as to eliminate all technicalities that now are used to invalidate tax titles. . . . The stale government should assume more fully tlie responsibility now upon it, by requiring counties to enforce promptly all lax laws in both assessment and collection Of taxes and in ceilifyjug forfeited liinds to Hie slale. The privilege of inn-chase or donation Cram the state l'.v the original owner should be removed, at least for « number of years." Tax delinquency i-j in considerable measure the result of the depression, ""I Or. Kraiinun. comes to the conclusion that, 'property owners, perhaps dnvcii into delinquency by the depression, aro finding'it 7tot so unpleasant, a wluation as they had fe«red. Jiis theory is supported by the fact that delinquency over the slalo us a whole was greater in 1033 lhan in i<)32. lie predicts (hat it will continue to increase"' unless we make it unprolilable. Why not straighten out our present lax system before turning ( 0 oilier Dossible .sources of public revenue? MONDAY-. DECEMBER 17,. 6LYTHEVILLE (Afek.) COURIER NEWS • George Clark Oscar's, understanding walnut furniture—part of tha f W?)• ff\ £*'. m i Goil Service in Distress Senator George W. Norris is uiilim- uering Ins guns' for an attack on the : spods system in the federal govern-' »"!»l ; JJo cbmpluin s; thai •fewer than'"' 70 per cent of the employes in the ex- ccutive brunches arc under civil service today; and since the percentage was ubovo 80 when Mr. Bbosovcll was in- mijrtiratwl, Mr. Norris quite naturally thinks that (he decline ought lo be i, matter of deep concern to the administration. ' The more things our federal government finds lo do-and there is every mdicKtion lhat. it ;,- goittg lo b(J UrcsKivcly more active in years to come—the more important it is that its " servants be chosen purely for merit «ml not for political reasons. • Senator Norris is calling for an ex- cccdingly vital reform. All >yiio admin- good government will i u)|)e llmt hv imshes il will, lypk,,, Nonis 0 and .success. "Probably *to'lW«d zndch. [never got around .folriiin- ___. .- ing last winter's alcohol. Tuberculosis Is Commonly Spread by Human Beings This is Ihe third of four arli- i-s on tuberculosis, wrilk-ii liv Dr. Kkhbciii in coniicciiiin with the Christmas stal ciuvtiiiiign. * * * BY 'Bit'. MOKItlS FlSilHElN Editor, Journal of (he 'American medical Association, niid of Hv- Beia, (he Health Magazine Tuberculosis Is spread by the jcrtns of tlu: disease. This perm is transmuted lliroiigh ' ihe material coughed up nu(i expectorated so that it may gc t into the hroat and lungs of others nar- tlculiivly young children. Of course, children also have .•ho chnnce of being, infected from nils of cows that are tuberculous m tho majority of human cases .-..'tuberculosis,:,however, the in- cciion has come froni sonic other luinuii being. Ji. i las been estlural- (I t.lmt 32 pci'.cenl. of .the cases Icveloii in this \ VilJ , ' Tuberculosis : has been < called a y the •. dust.. In homes when tiro- icr measures arc not taken lu H \\tts been pointed out, that Hie child lives nearer to the 'ground and the dust than does llio older person. II crcejis.'OH the Horn- mid Is likely lo put. t n | 0 . if , s nfcnlth miylhing llmt it liiii)|wn.s lo .nml. *';».» From CO lo 80 per cent of children infected during Ihe first their bodies. Many of llicse re covet-, many simply hold Hie in- '•Tllon in check. ". however, Uic resistance of >c child is broken down from anv cause, such as falJuue. lack ot sleep, potrf food, or frequent colds new germs, as well as old, attack (Mem and tl, cy niay comc (|own with a severe form of tuberculous uii'case. The best way, therefore, to prevent, tuberculosis is to keen the Ecrni from entering the body and •it the same time to keep the resistance of the body by proper hygiene at the highest possible I'Oint, so that even if the germs 2»i, i* l! , 1(i ' bud J'. <W cannot Earn adequate-hold l , Because of the susceptibility of lie c i,W,-It | 3 even more important lo apply such.methods to (he ^lubtatr^oT 1 ;,^^ as in Jig tuberculosis 'al llu> earliest possible moment mul of »milyiiiB propci- methods so thai "ire may be brought about- In he child the diagnosis'of Ui- Miuilcsis is made primarily by use of the tuberculin lest and by Uik- At the same lime! of course, l "lue " nr studies Ihe lungs by all ihe will be dcvolcd this "year!" tiie past, lo c; OUT OUK WAY I have my own. o immediate desire for children of I'rnims Barbura Hulton Mdivani. /YOU TRV By Williams . GET A VA/HOLE BOOK P TICKETS, BEFORE vou LI;ARN - ro -rwM CORNER— AND, AS Q, VOO'LL Bfc PftVIM&T-OR HORSES, MILK WA&OMS, AMD CAR STEPS, He's QVO ENOUGH TO infected in the second year. Anywhere from 30 lo 90 per :cnt of nil children who have reached H years of age have taken (he germs of tucrciilosls inlo e.xmulnaTion 'TTc. .rofum" 1 *^ fnr for ? 5 "" ec src:li medicines The Editor'i Letter Box VOUMG THIS (<=, GOIMC :, T00 ' FAR>. THROW i M& PARKIMG TICKETS IN MV LAP, -rue OF A GANG MO\ L THO IT WERE NOTHING TO BE PRftCTlCAU-V C.OT our f\ COP, VOU \\SXDDA WIMOOW -, BROKE— I 1 ^A ON TH- TO RUIb!--TO T1 ''['« Ihe editor:) 'Hie hi}; educators ol UIB day, iiomltlliiK u • deficiency in education .mill sensing an impending Chang!', are aUcmplig in a vague and iiulermlte way [o lead the Icachinc fralnnily of (he country into new methods of teaching. Whole books are vritleii ciilo- zing- "democracy" hi th c schools but never tell you JUM what "democracy" is. They b^in their voluminous essays as il they were going lo throw some light on thc subject, but Instead only lead you into u fog. ^Vhy aren't' n,,, y spe- cilic? Why Vari'i ( | U . V ,| ra ' w •'.,, blueprint by which yoi , miiy , build this new C(li(ice „, Jn . slrucUon? .•nm lllU ', s " tlcm °ti'3cy?" Consull .our ciiclycopcdtn. Democracy is nilc by tlic |icople"-is opposed to the rule of onc-to ll,c rule of nnstocracy-to (he rule of the nobles, and ,„ ollgarchy-oppwcd to l lie rule of a single thjof or -i dominant claw-such K ',1,.,,-nr. racy. ' «"" u ^ Wiy tlrcw dcmociacv In Ihe * ?'" -r'T' 1 °" r * lml t -'«l»l lift tho t i , ll:ilcl1 '''"wracy in the scliools you XM,,,!^ have to abolish claw distinction This vou *»H rto I,, your rrlleiJl,. Th" uni ,ir?(| IKK,,. ,,„ lri *,„„,.„,., You in II ' deniocratii: ecunomlc system must une an mideinocrntie school svs- cni lo support it~n 1: ,t is to make It appear ri B hl. Always the economic system controls Uic cclu- ciilional system. The ^^ cluirchfs and prc.w arc tools of the economic system. ol this ([ucolion. "ufs gel 'n vk-w of what i t u, kcs to ,..„„, ; cxlttcalional .sysleni. What di (I it >tkcy, Spain, Pent, c'h'ili, ijra- iind jusL over din- border. Mcxi- and some few other countries rsl there has to be an cconomL revolution either throu B l, S co ?;^ rc . e :, a ' lli «"» is » Government TONY HKlll.K. colUDi*rcl.l nn- >K(, b«coy«e or hlk ililnklni; nnii a c f o r > I lirc.imn.lbllli, 'n lt «lll«e ttf PIVl'FM KRM1AI.L, m-nUlir unil l>ro.,il,tn[, lenr,,. kow VAI.KHIA BEISKETT. kl» (l«»cte, k>. dtcflvfi n m . ,, na l*ll« her fltrytblms !• ov«r Ijf- tneftt tketu, Aun mn4 Tflcr, holh. benrt-felck ilna dfftlllhuloiird, jueel lu u rti- fftllrnnr. VVkfn I'eler n*k« Lejr [0 taarrj him, Arm nfrtt,. 'i'Uvy ire Dinrrli-d tkni Afcbl nuil net out for Ploriilii, They K|ieu4 ftevcrcil week* ihete ku^i- |illX uutll Tettr )• railed Munir HKiiln lirrnQac of IjuklnrbH. All nt <h« Kciidnll f.-iiully exc«u( l'eter'» •!•!«. MILLICKNV. .nub Anu. . Hllllctnt tlve. • dunce lo Introduce Ann t« Bocfefr, Tony • ecuic* ojie of thc tnvJlnlloni nitit rrtiMfcre the purly. I'etcr •!!• out n ilnoire iTJIh Vfllcrjj* aad Ikl* lillrli Ann, When 1'cter ure* Ann djtucTnff wlIU Touj lie In furlouilr NOW co ox \vrrn THE STOHY CHAPTHR XX11 'pllE rest of !'io night was Illio n dream to Ann. Smlllns, wilt. lug. con^cfous of curious oyes following her about, listening to light coraiillments. At last Bbe was In the car niih Peter drivhiB eileatly beside her. Tbe amoll of liquor—ot Peter's one cocklail—came to her. Ann baled It. I.lquor was associated wllh so niiicli uulinppiuess. Peter asked, "Did you have a good time!" "Grand," Ann said. It would never do to tell f'eler Ibe trulb. To say, "It was big and glittery. I felt like Cinderella at tlio ball, but I didn't have a good lime because you only danced a few duly ilancea wllh me, Peter, and trailed Valeria almost the first thing. And llicii Tony came and I had ail awful Umo gclthig .him ijuicte'l down." Aim did not say tbat- Slie said "Grand!" iiuilo cheerfully. "Glad you did." Ann thought Peter's voice i sounded sober and itidiffereal urn unemotional. Of courso Peter bail lakcn llie rtrlak becauso bo bad talked with Valeria and talking willi ber bad made him miserable. Well, she thought wearily, there wag one tiling bo could (lo. He could bare his divorce. Not for one Diomcnt would she bold him 10 bis bargain. And then would she inarry Tony'i Tony, who loved her Inienscly. dcs- licriitcly, but wlio never would bo true or loyal 16 her. Because he cottldfiX Didn't most women have to compromise to have love In llicir llvoo? It was loo great a problem, tliInking things out. Her head was aching. Thoy bad readied llio aparlraonl. i'oter opened tho door and lifted Ann's oveuliig wrap 'from her shoulders. Looking np at him, sue was startled by the expression la his eyes. They looked dark and brooding. They reminded ber o: Tony's eyes. Peter must bo upbappy because he wanted Valeria anil was chaiued to Ana. Oil. ho miistu't fed like llial! Ann fell Hint alie must talk to him, tell him }io could bavo bis freedom. Hut not lonlslit wteu slio was BO tired, wlicn her bead ached so. Peter, looking down inlo Ann's while, tired face, lliouglil "Shu's fearfully unhappy, flow she mnsi lovo lhat fellon-J" Ql.n Peter Kendall sat looking inlo llio fire which was throw' i'.»* «. bile »m- ofslifngs be bad given his young br/do eo lo'ug ago. ft had been used In their first home «nd brought to the second fcecauee tb«y both bad a GenUmentat attachmeut tor It Tills, tlic second home, had been built after lie had become successful but before either of them Iwd dreamed of Ibe great weallli llial was to be Ibolta In lal«r jeare. They had lived (n thfs home 30 years before bis wife died. Young Peter's father bad played here a? a boy, and young Peter bad toddled around tho big rooms later. Young f'eler'a mother, an helrcsa In Her own right, bad lived here until ihe lioiiio she and his son were build- Ing had been completed. Slie had 3led ivben young Peter was only a few months old, leaving tbe bulk of ber fortune lo ber busband. It was this fortuno which had mableil old Petw Kendall and his ion to eipahd Uielr factory and o lay tho foundation for tho vast Ccndall fortune. Old Peter bad not forgotlcn ttiat. t was made plain In big will. ID lio division ot wealth. Young 'cter would be tbo clilef boned- lary, though all of Ihe grandchildren were to bo generously pro- 'ided for. They had never been able to per- uado old Peter Kendall to leave, Ills borne with n s Immense wnl- lit stairs. u s carved French morels and-wind'ows dipping to the oors. He loved every Incb of h<^ omc. fie was happier here with is needs attended to by servant? •bo had been wllh him for many ears, lie was happier within, fglit of bis factory, tic Imen lost of bis workers by name, knew icir [irobtcrhs. and prided him- df on the fact that bo had been inil and consMerate. lie had given ihe big playground for llio children and a community recreation center for tlic older ones. His employees were well paid. They should love him. Ua I!ut recently 'wllcvtsrl tlicy , Hicre liacl been illflicuUlui miirs of dlssatlsfacllon, some llirc.ils of rebellion. He- had attributed thfs to tlie times. All over tlie country, nil over tbo world there v was restless- It was naturalIbat Ibe feel- Ing should penelrale to bis tories. ft was In the ,-ilr. fac- orate attempts to foment rebel- ion. Ho hart dealt summarily with them, ft bad been necessity to discharge yoiin.a Uric Olcson. sou of bis oldest and most valued foreman. ., : All the" trouble hail slarlwi ivliefi Plaas for the addition and the uew became known. They lad come to him—a committee of leaders—ashing Ibat lho mllllnn lollars to bo expended be glTori '.bera in wages instead. Thejr coiil'l jet along witb the plant and old machinery. ti ley h a( ] ^hi. "As tbouch the who I'D Iblug wcri! nol for ilieir bcncHt." old Pcler lad said blltorly. I!c was rartlcularly unhappy lo- day. There had been anolher visit 'rom Oscar, who brought rumors of rouble breaking out afresh. Oscar lad slood looking ol his emrilojer. wirling lila tailored hat In his lands. There, had been bitterness And tlien Ills'daiiglilcr-ln-law come ID tor a brief v|s,ll. were always upsetting, these of Olive's. She bad harped tbo subject ol young P'eter's , rfage, knowing It ivns salt in open wound. - • "ISn't there something you c< <lo, t'alher Kendall?" elie o= "Some way to bring Peter in seusesj" "Do you suggest," lie bad as culling i,| m 0 (r unless he nets ot tills wife?" Uudcr bis busby broivo watched the greedy In ber cyca. He bad" hoi tentloii ot culling young I'oler Mrs. Kendall was thinking lell Valeria. Slie ral E bt use . as a weapon. She can tell p| Is grandfatlicr Is considering Ins him off." "Is the girl BI -"^^"-tK-S anil married just because bo •eled willi Valeria." "Yes. of course." Oll , p ^ m complelo accord wit), he, «H» Point, ile bail odf ng ,,J notion, about ,,,arrla s e " [ ^ loved In blood ami heritage loyalty and devotion between Hod couples. Oulmodcd nc generally, but ho believed In "I'll have auotber lalk Mm," lie said. jWnS. KENDALL dopprlcd umphantiy. She fell she • doing nothing less than ber dl Sbo resented Ann. Resented I moro because, from all she hcl Ibe girl was not cheap and vul but beauliful and poised. Kverywbere she wont snoke about Peter's wifo. l«s comment. Milliceiit was Tlie thought living up to boast—milling Ann across, as phrased it—rankled aJEo. Mrs. Kendall couldn't ,„,„„ Ann becauso Aun wasn't infe Mrs. Kendall siispeclecl Peter's felt superior because filic' young—ami because sho was i-ie<l to Peter. Peler arrived in ausw-cr lo I erandfathei-'s message. He gra. tte old man's hand firmly, war.. There was a boiul ot ilccp devoj between these two. "Sit down, Peter." Peter sat down and walled. "You've been neglecting me young scamp." "I wauled to como aiidjl'l Ann." > ,* "I won't see lier." - • "Very well. Craadlalhcr." older man liked that In bis s ,, son. Ills coolness. He never wd stoop 16 -tileai. 1 "Pelcr. you must realize thai is foolish for you to keep up sham. You hiade n mistake, be a man and own up lo IL r!d of ihe girl, rn n, a ko a scttteincnt." "No." said Peter. "I suppose you - . - * — think Wouldn't Jump at tho cliauce settlement?" "t know siic wouldn't," "You won't give her un?"" "No." Quixotic young fool, Llo 9 falhcr was Ibinking. And .. youiis Peter tbo more for it, "Not oven ff I cut you oD2" Tho eyes of tho n his eyes, whfcn hurt old Peler. mccliiig slecl. "Of course not b> had counted on | (To lie Continued) iropcrty, bonds and etc.—ruled by a dominant proiwrty class Are vou ready lo chanje this lo a cooiici-iillvc democracy? if not uish (alkin.; democracy in UK' •chools. W. M. TUCKEK. H has been ci-tiutaicd (bat 00 lail to earn passing grades ill .set. affair where a up. Then Uic oi<| nomics ceases and ibc'Vicvv' order bcgms-wiih me churchy am and I'uhlic pr05S fil]lin lo make lh,. ncw orA ° right. Now that j s wluil ' i° "inkc n ciiajiije and i democracy" ii, ollr r of the LHcra jo a,,- ;irticic I 'mote ilit-sc words which a t'overmnental edicl-'To vltlr the land- cliaul cliildrri, in the Go out on the farm .school .system rv Bovcrnniciil rc- you rca- item lhal follow.s. i or .such ;i 'Vbiii is m e alll l)y"thii rconninlB .\vMcm as u.=cd li, this Idle,- n the methods iiM:d \ n proriucliiui of Ml - mill (heir distribution—Ihe Sii'B niKl selling, and passing • uiiii iunon.a ihe ,i r0 |)!c of moimy \ An OUK BOARDING HOUSE" Biarritz Mayor Offers New Travel Plan IMIHS lUI'l - Mayor Hiriuolcii of Uiarrit-i, one of lho leading travel authorities of France, lias just launched a travel idea that bottom in cheapness a $200 tu Ncw Itrip to France, Ncw York, with three days in Paris I n thousand mj| cs 0 [ t rav - e i to | east, south or southwest of country. Me sn j s h c i. s vveir dial Iherc will be no iunncc iiroflt in liis venture, but he In. lhat such a trip will inspire tl clcrs lo lalk to thcii- friends al the «-ondcra they Ha TO .trail France and thus stimulate lo an cxleiit which will, ,ju long, run, fully juslify his !/ I pcrimcnt. ' ,,. by note.s TINE WINE WAfe ESPEC1M_UV TOR ^E.TiY MY OUt> TRIEND ,TKE -MAP.QUIS - is WHV THERE is LABEL ON THE"BOTTLE / MATJtF I GOSH MAiORif ^u^ THAMKS/ fsHEEP-W) I H^VENT ' ' TASTED 600D ] /x<SO / /_-_ IIKE' WINE SINCE A " - ' ' A WORKED IN ) CHOKE SHIPYARD/ -CAU6H7 A ' SPLASH OF \T /isi^y^y rAOlJTH/l WITH MV V/RvSfe^ ^J\ "BOAT WAS -, LAUNCHED B t~-^\ 75^ •' ^ \ /A\ QUAKT OF C.Hi\TEAU "DE'HOOPLE

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