The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1933 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 29, 1933
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|';TUKSDAY. AUGUST 29, 1933 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE I ' Wage Fight On Centuries Old Tilhc Tax •kc American Methods to Fij/hl Seizure for Failure lo Pay Tithe. ItV MII.TON nitONNKU Kuroprau Manager, SKA Str LO.VUON.—Just as the embattled arim-rs of America's miiHb wes :c-f!sted the efforts of sr.eriffs to 'orcnfet mortgages, so -n'"i: i' '.-Jigljiid ihc flglulng farmers ar •i.^siiiijj the etfons of baihlfs I *'i/.i' their crops. | In England the farmers are suf '•i.i.j; frcm the heavy hand of t.: -i>t. Hundreds of years ago. whe toman Catholicism was the onl ; i.-"-crsaiii/.e:l religion in wester '.ui'opc, the custom of tithes wa in England. Tiih:s wci law-s levied for the support of \'n Wests, in return for their religioi 'caching and medical services. I Kose days everybody paid, Includ- ng day laborers. Th! laborer paid vith a day's work. / The farmer jaij with cattle or part of his :pps. Gradually all classes threw 'f the tithe except the owners af hd. Tithes Persist ;. When Henry the Eighth broke vith the Vatican and set up ihc •Established Cnurcli of England, he :ook the tithes away from the v'aiholic church. Part lie gave to 'lit Church of England. A lot 'nore he simply gave siway to his 'riends and iavorites. I Centuries later, when many oi jilt farmers had become Method- pis. Presbyterians, Baptists, etc., it jjaie no differenc?. T.lcy still had ,o pay titncs for the upkeep of a i hurch in whose tenets they did not ;}elier»'e, and whose services they iid not attend. O'.hcr tithes had i5en bought up or given to insli- titions, notably Oxford and Cam- ir'dge Universities, i The (ithes were not so oppres- jive when the farmers paid in kind, jxicausc in a bad yenr they paid 1'iily one-tenth of a poor crop. Thus jhe tithe varied with the farm : r it!d. By an act of Parliament, iiasssd in 1837, thtre was substi- 'tited an annual mcncy payment .ailed a tithe rent charge. I This also varied with the prices !if the crops and the yield. In a !:ood year the tithe was heavy and. Ihe farmers felt oppressed. In i lad year the tithe was light and J:en the parsons and the investors n tithes felt aggrieved. The act was. therefore, patched' a! times. The last occasion |ai'i Irf'iSSS." Th^ Farmers'- Unisc '.VipTKCti tjga new law, but withqu i.vail. ' • i The value of the tithes was fixed •luring the bcom. Since then there |.'IBS been a steady and ruinous de- .•lino in the prices of farm crops md the payment of tithes has be- •ome increasingly cnerous on the :-armers. In 1925 wheat has sold '.t S7 a sack. By 1932 the price had .nllcti to $3, although farm wages remained the same. Burden Is Ttrsented : ' The bulk of lithe*—about S10.- M,OM per year—are owned by the :hurch of England and are col- jclej through an agency called by he ironic name ci Quc^n Annc' r "iounty. There is another $5.000,,00 b'.ock of tithes per annum which |s owned privately or by such cor- ' orations as universTlles. The far- iiers bitterly resent this burden of 115,000,000 a year in their indnslrj j?hey say the Church- cf England ,tiould took after its clergy itself, lust as da the other Protestant dc ;ominaiions and the Catholic hurch. I •' Tithe owners can levy upon the 'armer's movable property a n d ;cll it to satisfy the tithe .clnim. I a far, tr.c British government has : hown no disposition to intervene. In fighting the payment of tithes, ic farmers of England arc ndopt- 'ig vory much the same methods [ . mployed by the farmers of t^e . merican middle west in fighting 1 iortgaf;e foreclosures, i : Rrfose to Pay Tithes ' >ijhe English farm war has b:en !d mainly in the counties of I'es. Sussex. Ken', and E:ist An- The farmers, fnced by bad mes and low prices for their ,-opE. simply refused to pay tithes . At first they adopted a msre at| ti:dc of passive resistance. Their Ijiswer to demands was: "T can't •! in a number of cases the unl- ! ;rsitles and the office of Queen nne's Bounty, acting for the . hurch of England, went to the Dunty courts and gol "distraint •'ders.''- • Bailills came and seized farm : lachlnery. T'rat, of course, maie ; ; ie farmer poorer than ever. It I i so made it aliticst imiwrsibic to | : .'cp.ire for next year's farm work i i many cases the fale cf these i i.irm implements did not satlsfj 'iic tithe'claims. Then the bailiffs imc in, pointed to fields of wav- Ffirmern la ITnpWnK «r* „ oVlix M turbulent KS ihw 'hi the Untied Sutet, but they have. * different cause . . . tlio >l«tc thurrli still lias [Miwfr 10 levy lltlw Mves on luin' uhlcli ouw belonged lo the rhuroh • . fnrmrr* «fe Tf- funliiK lo p.iy c nnd nn 1 flclilhiK of their £iHxl>> In pay- MieiK. . . . Al. left, fimiioi'* of Wreiliitiu, Xortti Wnl* 1 *, "f* in unll-tllhu .lijiiin in n Ilili'' snli' . . . Ix 1 - Imv, lirllMl fnsclnlN nil K"'"' 1 In a vhral Held In Suffolk l«i It* M-IIUIV >>y tlilic- Iron Nerve on a Steel Job Mrs. J. T. Jackson and daughter, Josephine, returned to their home visit with Mrs. Russell Bowen. Mr. Jack-on drove over Thursday afternoon to. .accompany them home her home in Clarksdale, Mississippi Saturday after being the Rucst of Mrs. Silencer McHenry for several days. Mr. 'Seals drove over for her Saturday morning. arived Wednesday evening to spend a, few days with Mrs. McClurkin's parents. .Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Powell. NR A News To 1M'I|) tho people of t )i I s community to understand and co-operaio in the •notlonol recovery program this column will appear dally or as occasion demands I'ersoiu un- ciTtain about any requirements ol the President's Re-employment'Aurefinent or other features of the recovery movement nre Invlt- nl lo submit Inquiries. The first day of "Cheek Up" week, campaign and were not (is cordial n Blylhcvllle, conducted bv the n s they should have bwn, but NRA Committee of niyihevllle re-: when the mutter WM explained to suited In n rhccknp of 132 estab- them by the committee, promptly Ishments uo« dLsplaylng the ISluc gnve the requested Informalioii. Eablc of KKA. i Tt|e N ,, A Co)l)(ll |,,,, c of i)|yi) lc An annlvsls of Ihe cheek up vlllc vvan(s 1( ( || Stmc iiy understood ,. ra|) | 0yci . s nn( | oihcri ihnt ilieets turned In lo Hie commlUee.. by revcnls a total of $3T,20.M jicr (h clr Jot> Is a volunteer Job, nnd month iidili'il to the payrolls of thnt they nrc condiictliin this worli Uiese estuWishmcnls. but It also ils 1L t , s ,i^ e sled by Ihe NHA of- revcalcd w:m- i:lailntr violations of fl c i n | s n, s |,o«ld \K conducted the Pr<*ld™rs ncein]ilnymeiit iclilch must IK' ctirrcct- If- the i-n![iluyer desires to continue tu ily ihe nine Et^le. The most outstiuidlng violation Is that of work hours In excess of hose' permitted in Uic Agreement. Committee, mi'inbers urn dUtlnn ulshed by the little flluc Eagle button bearing thn word "Volunteer, nnd by this designation are «e out as .wivanls of the ['resident They seofc no Information .... ._,. limn that rcqidrdo lo es\ablls> Nexl conn's the fuiluic 'of mnny. compliance with (he NRA progrni mploycrs to jmy the nilnlrniiin , and their job is to get liiut In >ny provided hi the Agreement formation, explain the pmpose o nnd v/lilch lie n^iced to pay.' A nninlx'r of employers advised the commlt'.tc thnl they were op- thls campaign to those who nr which lime the local committee 111 Inaitgurato IU .consumer cim-. mlfin In which this proposition ot uylng mider the Blue B\|le will * carled into every home in Bly- hevllle. All Tllythcvllle employers who', re.worklng tlicir employes more ran (lie maxlnium niimber of "•".i or paying tlwn less than « minimum svage per week pre- ctlbed In tlw President's Room- )loymejit Aijrcement sinned by ht'iii, nnd who rertlfled that they vcre meellnx thn provisions of he Agreemont when they were ssuert n )ilui> Enplo emlilem by he postmaster, should take Immediate action to put themselves , _ n the clear before the re-check, or newfangled remedies! Take that Ihe obligation Is plain, and, as i; l0 d old Grove's Tasteless Chill General Johnson says "Ihere will Tonic. Soon you will be your-, H-lt again, for Grove's Tasteless' ' the The United SUtai purchucd 12WO trueju for the . fcteslatkm army. An »ver»»e ot less than t500 was paid lor-Meit tiuck, ' ''."•••: Shivering with Chills Burning with Fever San Rtlitf for Malarial • Don't iry homemade treatment* bc no ti-ming with that bird." U miiM bo distinctly understood chill Tonic not only relieves tint the privilege or displaying ,,j,,,.Hoin» of. Malaria, but" the i-iiililein of NKA Is conditioned I ;lroys n,,. infection Itself. thoso \vlia lim! It :iclunlly bit- reqiihenients, Jiot fully udvlsed, and nothing else s B . " The clwck up work .-pill con- ° but this ii'llef must be pelltloiu'd for, mul lis long ns sueh petition Is not filed a will bo mken for grunted ihai the provisions are nut Imiinssiblp nn.1 that fniluie to meet ihc ie<iiilri'iiicnt s Is not because of an unnvoldiiblc hardship, I.CI no Dlythcvllte I'mploycr IniVL' It said of him Unit he Irad !lu privilege withdrawn. ei-atlng- under no code.'The com- fi' lu ?., ll " lil l!VCr >' emplnyVi; iti Bly- mittec has i-ndenvored to make It; l _^ ll _ L 'J u ' s l)ct '" l "^' rvl »* l 'd, after plnln to all employers who are dlsblayliig the Blue Eagle that they are sviljjcct to the nrovLslons of the Agreement which they slun- l, and that they are not privileged to display the Enule unless they lived up. lo the provisions of the Agreement. There Is no good reason Mr inls- nnderslandlTO the provlsioas of this Agreement. There Is also no good reason for taklni; the ixxsltlon that an cnmloyer Is dolnij hl s parL in thtc mnvenu'iil when he snvs ho will ablrte by "ihc code" which fecLs. his business. The whole operation Is under the President's ^employment Aereement nnd authorized substitutions thereto, all of which are In the hands of the local committee nnd available to nil employers. The purpose of this check up Is to learn ivlint employers arc not doing as llic-v am-ced to do when they signed the Agreement, nnd 10 call to their attention 'anv viola- Head Courier News \Vnnt Ads. Mnlarlul Infection In the blood ' while the Iron It contains builds Ihc blood to overcome the of the diseasu ond,fortify iijalnsl fiirtlwr attack. The two? Icild elfect Ls absolutely necessary ''.> the nvercomlng of Malaria. Be^ Mes bejiig n dependable remedy for \falarla. Grove's Tasteless Chill 'ionic Is also an excellent tonic • ui ijeiieriil use. Pleasant to take nnd alvsolulely harmless. Safe to give children. Get a bottle to- i'.iy ut any store. —Adv. 7 , ig grain and fa tr.osc crops : .ouM be harvested and soil to pay Crowds stand breathless in Chicago's Loop when steelworker Joe Reaster does his stuff. Typical of the iron-nerved men who hold their lives literally in thsir hands when they erect steel. Joe intersiJcrscs d.tring nulics with his work oji the Field building, Chicago's largest office structure, as the beams reach for the sky. Here lie is. clinging to u girder almost literally by his toenails. H. A.iWlse and daughter, Nora, hsjve returned from Chicago where they £!:ent several weeks attending the World's Fair. Mrs. Elliott Williams ami-daugh- ter, i\frs. Elizabeth Sillerman, and nitsy nnd Peggy Slllecninn have returned home. Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Sillerman have been visiting Mrs. Fred Small in Danville, Illi- i nois for the past six weeks. Ditsy j and PCb-gy Sillerman have spent tho past six weeks with their fn- ther In Jamestown. New York. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wunderllcli and children. Alvin Jr., and Betly Jean, left Saturday for Chicago where they will spend a week attending the Fair. Scott Lucas of Kilgore, Texas is visiting his parents. Mr. nnd Mrs Will Lucas. Herbert Schwartz returned here Friday to resume his duties athletic director in the local high school during the coming school .vcnr. Edward Segravcs. Bob Gillcspie, .Inhn D Hightowcr ' and Benr Ebcrdt returned Sunday night after spending a week in Chicago^ tlons. Tl*e employer will hnvc an onportunitv to correct' 1 his violations. A later check up will be conducted to learn if these corrections' have been made, after which • Ihe nnmes of non-complying Employers will be certified to the Washington office of NRA for inch act on a s It sees fit. Workers on tlic committee yes- .erdaVvrcoort a very cordial reccp- ,ion by Ihe rank and file' of Bly- .heville business houses. A very 'e.w employers rad apparently fall- 'd tojgrasp the significance of this. Blytheville Lady Is W Better In Every Way Mrs. James Unable To (Jet Any Relief Until She U«- g;m Tak i n R Cily-Cas; Neuritis. Slomach Tro- iiltlc . Quickly Con- (luerctl Irainca on some stacks of hay. They ' Now she makes her o\vn living as never got any farther. The farm-, a practical farmer. She has ce- sr's wife summoned her husband's ; noiinced the tithe system as a rac- friends by going to the parish I kct nnd has joined the militant church and ringing the church tell; farmers of her district, in a wild clamor. Tee farmers np- j peared on the scene in droves. And the bishop wrote her a letter, saying he could take legal action against her for invading the church in that manner! Tithe owners who £c;k to foreclose come to grief. When cattle or farm implements arc put up, for sale, the farmer's fricn:'s bid, the articles in for a song. Not "mnny outsiders have dared come to 4 make It is actually astonlstilng what '..his new Gly-Cas will do In the most stubborn cases of stomach, k-'c'ncy, bowel, blood (roubles and •heumatism. Many-Blytheville peo j le lieu' realize how fortunate they re in having Gly-Cas Introduced ere as many have found it just :e medicine they have been need ng for years. "Gly-Cas is FO wonderful I feel lire It will help everyone like it ir.c," said Mrs. Tom James higher bid. At times st.alttiirU crops of grain have been offered for sale. Tiics; sales, too. have been mainly failures, because prospective outside bidders found they could not secure in the ncighbor- hocd laborers who would cut the grain, mi- machines with wSlcii to £3 the work. Ijdy Eve Leads in many caSK the authorities have taken out warrants charging the farmers with holding an un- and on;-time i» claims of the tithe owners. lawful assembly, one of the leaders 1 Tho'i •••is the haystack which ' 'n resisting this attack is Lady Eve I :: 'oke trc camel's tack. The meek Balfour, a niece cf the famous ' : nglish farmer suddenly aped his, British statesman j American "brother. Whenever a' 1>ri »ie minister, the la Izure wa sthreatencd. formers and f ° u r- lieir workers fro mall around ap- 'iMr:d oh the scene, armed with , ! : ,lcks, pitchforks and spades, in i.'me ^ases barricades were thrown >!>. trenohes wero dug across ap- | i ; -oaches to the farms, gates were ^ultrefjsed with tree trunks nnci :lirb-d wire fences put up. r.n one case, inv^ast Anglla a :;'.er owed tlaPO for tithes on late I,: Her father is ths rd Bal- preaent earl. Lady Eve is no play farmeret She owns 150 acres and works •?; Item herself, mostly gnrbed In semi-masculine clothes, she dees some of her own ploughing and harrowing, drives her own truck, and superintends the market gardening During the war, she trained farm girls and later spent several years s 300-acrc farm. The bailiffs dls- at a scientific agricultural college Luxor a Society — Persona] Slept Peacefully While Train Mangled His Hand MONROE, la. (UP) — When Brnclon Sizcmore. IS. of Hodge La., dropped down on the Illinois Central railroad tracks here for a "snooze." he wns slightly hors de combat from a round with John Barleycorn, police declared. He awakened to find a train roaring over t:im, and Ills left hanc and right foot crushed into shapeless masses of flesh and bone. His foot and hand were amputated. Sizcmore was en route to a con servntion camp near Bastrop. after a visit home, with a party o] friends, when the accident occurred. Mrs. Sue Driver Bro\vn announces Ihe engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Dorothy, to w. Hayes Gowen of Osceola. The wedding will lake place early in September. Mrs. Sprncer McHrnry tallied Thursday evenin? with two tables of bridge complimenting her guest, Mrs. Green Senls of Clarks- dnle. Mississippi. Miss Josephine Half-Moon Mrs. Paul Tomlinson and son of Three Rivers, Mich., are visiting friends nnd,relatives here. Mits .Wilmn Porttock. of Carenter- i uthersville. Mo., has returned home after nn extended visit with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Lois Hawkins en, tcrtained a number of friends with Jackon of Beiitonville and Miss j n fish fry Tuesday night. Dorothy Brown', whose engagement v.'as announced at this time to a /Continued rrom Page Onel small group of her most Intimate friends. Tallies upon which Miss Brown's engagement to Hayes Gowen of Oscerfla was announced were, presented each guest. At the end'of four progressions of bridge Ihe hostess assisted by Mrs. Seals served chicken salad, cheese loaf,[I iced tea and cake. High score prize 11 and traveling prize were awarded Miss Carrye Mae Hires and gifts were presented each of the honorees. Those who enjoyed Mrs. McHenry's hospitality *ere: Misses Carrye Mae Hires, Elizabeth Spann.-.Anna Margaret Wood, Dorothy Brown, Mesdames R. W.. Nichols,. B7 S. crlhfleld, Dean Mc.- Shop and Parts Dept. open 'til 10 p.m. every night Shouselittle Chevrolet Co. MRS. TOM JAMKS 16, 900 South Lilly St.. Blytheville. respected local lady who has !ived in this city for the past 53 years. "My stomach was In a terrible condition, felt like a rock In lie pit of my stomach after eating. indigestion was nwful. And so nervous I could hardly hold cup of water to my mouth. Three years ago neuritis attacked ne and fettled in my neck, head and shoulders. Couldn't raise my :efl orm I wa!s so crippled and -harp, stabbing pains continually. r had taken lots of medicines but i.l-ey did me little or no good— but Sly-Cos was different. When 1 l*gnn taking it I was soon con- \;nced it was just the medicine I should have had years before Thirty days treatment did more for me than anything I had ever taken before In my life. I am now 'enjoying the best health I have had in years, relieved of that awful suffering and again feel like my real self." . . So It goes— -Gly-Cas continues to •,vln more friends every day and Isolds them because It gives real ivsults which art lasting. Gly-Cas Is sold by Klrby Bros. Drug Co,, Main at Broadway, and by all leading drug stores in surrounding lowns.x ' —Adv. Her Best Friends Told HER .. and SH E found it Good Advice MKS. SMITH had been having dif• L "* ficulty keeping the family budget balanced. She wondered if it was her fault because her friends, whom she knew .had no greater income than her own, seemed to be getting along quite well. she asked them how they managed it. They all said that, they kept their budgets balanced .by careful buying with the advertisements as their shopping guide. They advised her to try planning her buying through the ads in the Coin 1 -, ier News. She took their advice ... the result was a. balanced budget with a comfortable margin left over ' for saving. COURIER NEW

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