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April 13, 1931

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 13, 1931
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PAGE COUHl_ER_Njaws THE BLYTHEYILLG COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor R. W. KAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, PliUadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sat Antonio, Sail Francisco, CMcago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second ciass matter at the post office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier.In the city ol Blylhcvlllc, 15c iicr week or $8.50 per year in advance. By mail within a radius of 60 miles, 53.00 iwr year, $1.50 lor six months, 85c for llirce monllis; by mall in |»slal zones two lo six, inclusive, $8.50 per year, In zones seven nnd eight. $10.00 per year, payable in advance. The Tariff The American Tariff League, an organization of protective tariff beneficiaries which lights, in season and out, , 'in defense of high tariff rates and for higher ones, marshals figures to show that the present Smoot-Hawley law is no barrier to foreign trade. "The statistics on the first eight months operation of the Hawlcy-Snioot tariff law passed last June arc now available," reports the ".Editors Tarilf Service," published by the league. "And here is what they show; Total imports into the. United States $1,005,000,000, divided into $513,000,000 dutiable, and $1,152,000,000 free of duty. In other words, of the total imports into this country during the lirst eight months of the Acti of 1930, 69 per cent came in duty free." The figures, no doubt, arc correct, but the conclusions the league draws from them are false. "Is this the Chinese tarilf wall they talk about," inquires the league. "Is this the tariff law which is shutting out'im'porls into the United Slates nnd destroying our foreign trade'.'" It most assuredly is. If it wasn't it wouldn't serve the purpose of the members of the American Tariff League. A tariff that does not shut out imports is not a protective tariff. The more imports it shuts out the more "protection" it affords those who profit by it, and that is a fact so evident that the defenders of such measures as the '. Smobt-HawJey-law show a low regard for the intelligence of the public in pretending otherwise. What the figures quoted above show is not that the tariff is proving no barrier to foreign trade, but that it is proving a very efficient barrier against goods on which a duty is levied. The fact that Gl) per cent of American imports are non-dutiable simply shows that the beneficiaries of tarilf protection havci been successful in getting the rales high enough virtually lo exclude • foreign competition. In the north and east, while the rank and file of the people suffer under such a tariff as the Smoot-Hawley law, a powerful and rich minority reap tremendous advantage from, it. In the South almost everybody suffers. Our cost of living is tremendously in- creased, because much of what we must buy is sold at tariff maintained monopoly prices. Our income is tremendously reduced, and our chief means of livelihood is threatened, because foreign nations, unable lo sell in (he American market because of the tariff barrier, arc looking for their cotton. \Ve get no benefits of consequence, and we pay two ways. Worth Ils Cos/ Agriculture presents the must perplexing problem now before us. Artificial means looking toward Immediate relic! arc of doubtful efficacy. At the same (line, probably wlml Is being done by the Farm Hoard will be worth the effort and cost In educational value, even If actual rcMilts do not measure up lo Ils hopes. Ultimately, In all probability, some eo-o|wraltve or co-ordlnutcd control of production and dis- (rlbulloii will tic devised which will protect the Interests of the agricultural Industry and preserve lo the fanner nnd grower of livestock Ills opportunity (o conduct his op'.-ralions on u profitable basis. . ; t , •• The above is from nil iidilrcss by Williiim K. Diuvcs, Chicago bunker and IjtiKinu.^s niiin, president 01' Hie Mississippi Valley association, brollicr of the former vicn-prcsident Cliiirli-s G. Dawcs, who addressed fn-.'mls of inland waterway development at Memphis Friday. Jlr. Dawc.s, on his i-sjtovd, i.< neither fool nor visionary enlhnsiast. lie is a practical man with common .sense and business experience enough to :-,ee that an industry without control either of the volume or <|tmlily of its product or of the distribution of tliat product is in no position to prosper under ililficutt modern conditions. That is the present situation of agriculture, and that is why the cooperative program, must succeed {f there is to be any hope for the producers of the great American agricultural staples. Tliu wise farmer will do everything in his power to achieve n strong organization. In the meantime, pending the success of such ellorl, he will not lose sight of I In; fact that with or without the co-operative movement, the farmer who profits most is the farmer who produces at the lowest unit cost, and that failure to produce his own food and feed has been the southern farm-' t'r's greatest obstacle to low cost production. A criticism of Churlcy Chaplin's art, observes the olflcc siujc, is largely comprised of fcol-noles. Maybe the drum nmjor preens like he docs because o! his high baton average. Then (here's ihe Scotchman who, when asked for a tip, obligingly lined his hat. A wealthy Pemisylvan|:in has given $l,OaO,- COO to help promote good will between this country and Germany. In lh= interest ol Hans across (lie sen. When an expensive specialist takes your pulse, you learn on receiving the bill that, feeling runs high. Then Ihrre's the business-like corn farmer who refers to his harvest, as "stalk-lnkh««." SIDE GLANCES By. George Clark pioccdlng death. One case of men- ineltlts Is re|)orted In which a baby 10 weeks old reached a temperature of 103 with recovery. Two physicians listed 38 patients with s-'vcrc Influenza who reached 110 momen- I tarlly with ultimate recovery. I In cases In which indents have endeavored to fcol physicians, the lioax has been exposed by the use of Iwo thermometers, one In the •cctimi and cne In the mouth. If the rectal thermometer Indicates normal temperature of somewhere bclwcen 08 and 100 and the mouth thermometer Indicates a temperature of 109 or 110, the person is unquestionably malingering. Another melhod by which the malinger EJts away with his attempt to fool the physician by a Wgh temperature Is to break the thermometer when he is unable to carry out his Etunt. In such cases questioning results in (lie information that numerous thermometers have been broken in an attempt to read the temperature of the j)a(!;iu. British observers have recorded M cases: of heat stroke with temperatures over 110, of whom six died and the remainder recovered. The terminal lcmi>craiure just before death' m:<y reach exceedingly high figures, but. it may IK stated In genera! (hut life Is incompatible with temperatures of 110 very long sustained. "All right, we'll lake this scene once more. But no over fime today—I gotta date." WASHINGTON LETTER MONDAY, APHII, 13, MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO SHOP SIcrr. Culb Were Mnilc in Firsl Two Months of 1031 Than in dent" indicated plainly onouirh that someone very close lo him was in Any Similar Period Hurinj; worrying a lot about the situation Depression Year of 1030-One j Just what was indicated by Hoo- Woiker Out of 15 Hit, Figures ver's subsequent assertion that sllmv there was nothing to worry about is still not quite clear. !!V IIOUNGY UTJTCHF.H Cite Lower Living CW NBA Sirvitc Writer ! 'But the incident at least called WASHINGTON—The real story j general attention to the. government's own figures on wage-cutting and lo increasing demands by cer- behind ihc recent excitement about wage-cutting, in which Presi- ^ _ de:it Hoover firs', was represented lain bankers anrT crrtain others for as (eoliii-.; deuply COIJIXTIIC 1 an;l ] general reductions which would ad- Ihen represented himself ns no:' jas: wages to fallen commodity Those wlio argue for wa being com-rraed at all, is that Ihc' prices. first couple of monllis of (his year j cuts contend that, they can be cf- IIOLIVIA'S BKKAK On April 13, 1017, Bolivia severed relations with Germany and the German minister and his stall were handed their parrports at La Paz. The Bolivian note denounced the attacks of German submarines on nculrat vessels as violations of international law and of The Hague conventions. It recalled that the Bolivian minister to Berlin was on board the lined Tubantia when that vessel was sunk in neutral waters in 191U. The note declared that German subjects and property would cnji all liberties guaranteed by law, provided thai Ihey did not commit, any act of delinquency, either collec- lively or as individuals. Vf«V FOND OF MUJHCOOWS AHV 5TOKS TO 0«y, By PLACING THEM W TH£ FORKS OP 7«££ BABV NIGHT-HAWKS APPEAR. TO BE V «'/,-*.-, ii* \\tUt023L l l J ASI.EEP. A PECULIAR. SPOT IN Trt/S BujrF AGAINST *&?'*! CHURCH EXCUSES By George TV. Barham= So w-? just got out ol the. habit o£ from the Church, back hom we arc simply distressed to deam. Well, we got a reply to our special delivery letter, but such a reply—and Jim, the goose, didn't open the letter, thinking everything eems to be a day was alright, and that our Church that he Church has special joy j Brains and large crowds. Jim thinks we were. I'd put In all the weilc foolish or me, but, getting ready, and if all the tune that, when they could all sec that, 1 had reall joined. We have been hsre so long a lot of folks think we are not Church Memteis 1 don't sec how Co-Opemlion for Paris Workers PAtUS, Franc;, (UP) — By the iolks could expect us to rush right end of 1932 artisans here will bo in as boon as we moved lo this offered combined workshop finis as ConnnnnHy. It's just natural it well as ordinary workshops in a rotms to me to wait and see how ]ook tn h . w ,j, th , rnl) firin ii v Ei-oup of buildings which have been! thinvs a.e beiove you joiu. Then i ^ e '^^"w-n^ome othera "•« planned especially for them alo:vj;tco. we left uur Home hurriedly { ^ U p HTC and for years m -.i,, <,. myself, and it some of my thinks had been worked over I think there were very few there that could compare with ma. We were ' there early and watched thm come- In. There were one or two that I took special notice of and— well, they might have been new, but you know some hats are not what they modern lines. At the end c[ 25 v.r.en we moved her. and when the Preaclief ,. , ,„ ., , .. , i' cclrs made such a nice talk about U£ were accompanied by n far larger j fated fairly because "(he cost "of! S? :1 !!!L, l^!! 3 „"'."• "™ tt °*\ ' m " IOVC " wc were cx l* ct -|and was so glad that our letters iinmral rents, have paid lorj ing lo mive so we uid and workshops ana disputed proprietor- much interest in ihe Chi So you can see that when you not take j had finally come, and he opened mrch there. tne envelope to road It,- nnd his * face colored up nnd he said there wage cuts, quite incomplete but at'iker, 1930, but, Ihe wage cuts re- llie same lime obviously indicative i polled to it thus far have average;! Courier News Want Ads Pay. ui general trends, showed 111? nnmbcv of workers in manufacturing plants allccLc-.l by wage cms as reported for January and.February was four tim?s as IJUR^ as ths monthly average for 1930. At the same time, the impoiMnt thing about the wage situation is (hut wagc-cuuing lias b:tm p:-;:c- ticcd only tu a minor extent as cnmpaicd with the much greater ratio of unemployment, part-time employment and the reduction of tile American worker's average animal wiige caused-by those two tac- ian. Wn;rs l.nst lo Fill The threat to \\a-:a scales, however, will continue to increas: alon:; wilh the pressure of sentiment for cuts until there is n definite pickup from the depression. In mosi past slumps, wages have been the last factor in production costs lo fall and the las', to , . , , , - lind been a mistake made sorne- jt.o.11 knew what you arc, wh?n? _ Aml there we itoodi It [do you do not kno'.v what is best.! killed my soul. ; :0 per cent. Somc 203.000 employes In manu-j facliirlny industries had been affected by wiigD cuts reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the 14 months ended February 15, half ol them in the last four months of the period. There were 43,000 ner- scns iiflecie-1 In- wage cuts in January and 39,000 in February. High mctnhs of 1930 were 25,000 in August :,iid 20.000 in July. fuOL-e than 203.COO pel-sons have had wages cut, however. Workeis in plants unking ihc monlhly report represent less than 10 per cent of American wage and salary earners. Some May Net licpurt Some establishments may cut w:igo.s without reporting it and various melhc-ls of comouilage have been reported by which wage cuts i:re effected without being called lh:!l. The tact that 200,000 oi ILUI.IIUII tusio iu liin MIUJ cue ins: to; : inci-ease \vilh the return oi p.-os- 3.KO.OCO manufacturing workers pcrlty. The fact that wajrs have have had tlieir wages cm means jnot fallen in any wholesale way 0112 worker uut of 15. Bui there is •niter 15 or 10 months a! ciepre.i-- : .on no way to estimate a total of those presumably is In Inrje part d'ic to cilccted unless one arbitrarily snp- ri iiircnglhouc:! conviction in Indus-! poses that the same proportion of appear as if (here intent be ;-. race S35.750.000 from Si4,OCO,0[X) ~tii 1020 in pro;:!c.-s beuuvn t'.sr uu.rii ol il im been estimated by liic Stand- miiy and the ciay ;vhr-n a ard Statistics Company, leavini; out .•••.'•.•::OM of Ind-.isiry ttculd yl govtriiineiii employes and ivricul- K. rrcvioiis prnctkc. I workers. The average aniiiir.1 Hie widely published story , ma- (wage per worker dropped from n.,.i::: fiom -Iricr.ds i-r U:c prcsi- 151700 lo S1580 Body Toiupalnrc of 110 Almost Always Means End ni:. Mo:ti;is i isiir.i ;\ al ,,f IK,. A,,uii, an Jlcdiral .1 j p-i.1, Ihc- llr.ilth Jl.ic.i7i,.,.' ' 'Ilie r-c.:nt report «f n (i . , ', C'l::r Ayn in wlv.rh a i-l-,-,!,- v.-: ! fever r.f ICTi :l.>.s f:):!:!?,,:,-- fur ;i rciisitleMba- p:-i..-<i ;-..„'. •.nv.-^i isurrosl in tin- p > .,•.;. '.if, 1 aflcr a hlgli :-;:;; csrrcdi ilO w!i:.;'i '. ui:i rcf.i^tratinu (i: n . tcvrr li' ••iT.(,:n -.-:_ j the- botly \\;v.i-l>. .,. !r wu'n 'Hi- .\ ; :: .nvtsticator. in iMO :•, ,- rfi' c:f a chi'd uu.- i..^. ; rurnture by ivrl'ir.i ,,: i;,. • t.'p.d batli: tl'.e U:nr, L.I'.,-.-. ' (io-ivn lo 102. an:l it (j;,; ;: : • li .u\1 the ^xc. ccsr,;: 1 -- '...•.;. i :";:!••. ir.en' 1( i; \:__.\ ... : . i-d at thai hlsli i-».i'.!. ,! I i:ii tli-ntt. hs'.v cairn,-.!. -,- . ;ly Midi loii'.pen-.luri-.- ;,,;.- bv,\in -AJ',:C!', i- p:i:u.-:.' ic:rncd v.iih rceul.iticn oi I'.v i temperature. It is wi-ll known that ly hiRii tnnp. raiurcs may bo cut us tiio final tempnuliires | caw of certain riLsenfc.^. In ti-.e In.cnsc of.complete ab^nce of w.iter a; from tho tody for any run.':drr- .ive| riblc poric-c! n f lin'.e.]v iln.hiph (nsijxr.itiire.s may be reached of ; Two cur's liavc Ix-cn recordwl in | wliirh II-.IK-:-.'.-, ,ii(ii , •v-; rcncbal lomjier.itiircs of ''10 | 1C?.'|. li- 1,1 rn-p c.^r of food )Kii.soniii5. ^'- the temperature reached 107.4 juH oil— - . 100 l.'ypeuriltTs - Adding JM'tu^.i' Rental-;— millions — Carbon — Add in}; Machine Rolls Aolon Prinling (lo. Typcvvvilcr Dcpt. Phone 10 FLOORWALKERS- IN-PRINT Suave- courteous—inviting you to "Step this way, please," the advertisements in this paper are flooi'vvalkcrs-in-print. They show you the way to merchandise that serves your needs, and saves your money. Do you read tliese advertisements every day? Make it a regular habit. Do not skip a day or an advertisement, lest some priceless opportunity be lost. Read even the smallest advertisements and the smallest print, Gems of rare worth are often buried where you have to dig for them! Si/e alone is not an infallible guide to, value. Read the advertisements every day, with pencil and paper at hand, to list those things you wish to look up when you start to the stoves. Tt is trite but true, that this method saves time and saves money. Read ihc advertisements. Read Lhem aud heed them

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