The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1931 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 16, 1931
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BLY'i'HEVILLE. (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THE BIATHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS ' 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, AdverlUIng Manager Sole Naltonal Advertising Representatives: The Thomas P. Clark Co. inc.. New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, SUE Antonio, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at tire post office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act or Congress October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier in the city of BlythcvUlc, 15c per week or $6.50 per yew In advance By mall within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year $150 for six months, 85c for three months; by mall In postal «>MS two to six Inclusive$6.50 per year, In zones seven nud elglu, 510.00 per year, payable In advance. The School Issue For it number of years I'lytliEville has hccu miiiiHiiiniiiK a school system that cost more than the revenues available to i>fiy for it. The logical and inevitable 'climax to that kind of program has l)C£ii reached. We must either start payiini for what we are ircttint', or be content with what we arc pitying' for. Blytheville has had and still has a first class school system. It has no'. been paying for a first class school system. Even with biulgJl reductions which a lower cost of living makes possible there is not enough money in sight to pay for Ih'sl class schools next year: ",The : . school board is going to contract no' more debts. . H is up to the people of the district to choose between paying and gcttiiiK along without. It ought not to be necessary here to recite'' reasons why it is desirable for Blytheville fo maintain a good school system. Ignorance and illiteracy arc incompatible i\\;ith civic '• aiid.\e'Cionpmic' progress.' EiHicalioii is' not a cure- all for social aiid political ills, but without it there is possible neither general prosperity * nor government of, for and by the people. The issue is before the people of the community. If they do not want to pay for good schools they must be lire- pared to accept the 'penalties, which will include' depreciation in property , values, loss of business, anil gradual deterioration of their city as a place in which to live and work. / Permanent solution of the problem must be found through provision for the assessment and taxation of our properly on a basis .snfficisnl to incttt the ncwis of our schools. That cannot be done in time lo provide for next year, however, and in the hope that action will be taken lo meet Ihe emergency the school board has called a mass meriting for Monday night nt the city hall. If the taxpayers and school patrons of the district, at that meeting, agree to supply the money necessary to continue the schools on their present standards the board will continue them. If the taxpayers and school,patrons fail to do this the board will take the. only course remaining. H will discontinue the high .school, or a part of it, until such time as sufficient mousy for its operation is provided. "An Eye For An Eye" The IHW of the savage is "an eye for an'eye, a toolh for a tooth." it is the spirit of revenge carried to the )H)int of reprisal. II survives in America in some of our laws. In many states, he who kills his fellow man must pay with his life if convicted of willful murder. This is nothing more than a primal Inw translated into modern usage. Perhaps il is the best method of punishing murderers. The state of Michigan just said: "No, it is nol!" The people voted down a proposition to re-establish capital punishment. This lias brought lo tbe front again Ihc old question of whether Ihe death penally prevents murders. Statistics on Ihe matter are controversial. The significant fact is this: lOngland and oilier countries have proved a high percentage of convictions is a deterrent. Their few murders, compared wilh Ihc number in Ihc Unilcd Stales, proves il. Figures show lliat Ihe number of murderers who actually pay the supreme penalty in this country each year is comparatively small. In fact the percentage of convictions for all classes of murder is much less than in England, for example. To worry about capital punishment, then, at this time, would seem lo be evading the issue. Before laking tip the problem of "lo kill or not to kill" ill reprisal, as-Ihc savages did, it would be well lo consider Ihe more impcvt- anl problem of law enforcement and Ihe certainty of some kind of punishment For we know realization by Ihc slayer lhal he will probably be convicted, even though conviction may mean only imprisonment, strikes fear into his heart. That will prevent murders. That is the important result. OUT OUR \VAY SIDE GLANCES By George Clark burlap to wipe the oil off the hands and the forearms. Burlap Is exceedingly rough and Is usually contaminated with infection. In severe cases the psoptc have to stay horn? from work at least a week, and keep the skin cleansed thoroughly with soap and water and apply various ointments containing sulphur and balsam of Peru to encourage healing, The investigators tested ihe oil n various forms on a number of patients, and concluded as a re- ult of their Investigations that linseed contains a skin irritant to which some Individuals react wlih- uot previous sensltization. They find further that this irritant Is not ^resent in pure linseed oil or in :hc : impurities removed from linseed-by passing It through sieves. CHURCH EXCUSES = lly George W. Bath* I -have a letter from my old friciKl 'j for someone of the right sort' tj and she is coming back, so now i take I hem to Church. Sister and Junior will have sosr.c- If my friend don't come bicll one to take them to Church I sup-1 l ' l0 "' 1 know wllat l wil1 do ' sll( I could have found someone, i sniu "' |1C1 ' lctt(!r thiU 5he m[ &* but you know that you must tc r 01 " 0 - : s l )c " 1 most al1 &W las ! careful about who you send your| Sunday im'esUgatm B ^ne of the^'i eliildren out with. If you should '"" """" " "'" "' *' hapiKn to (jet someone who would- Few people, says the ofTlcc sage, will give the. dentist credit for taking pains with his work. "It's a terrible blow to me." said the saxo- nhcno teacher critic-ally as his pupil hit a sour note. ECONOMIES I'llOCLAMATKKN On April 10, 1317, President Wil- sonl Issued his far economies proclamation in which he drew attention to the fact that the United Stales will in the coming year be well, I mean nol Just the right- sort. men that goes to our Church. think she is a good woman but il ' EO old fashioned that I hate, to' lei For more than a year this good '*" lakc slsl , e , r ' You kn(ra ' >'° u ftllls l woman (for the life of me I can't bring your children, especially gb-lsj up In a way that—oh well, not jika call her name) cams every Sunday morning and took them with her to Church, and brought them back. As soon as she left I started looking for someone, and about, the time 1 had one selected I would find out something iriat did not just suit me so I would begin all over again. Some of my friends suggested that I take them myself. They did not say it in so many words, but gave me some pretty strong hints. Now while I do not go to Church* often, yet I think 1 am about as good Church member as bomc of them that were doing so they did it yesterday. Cops Seek Goldfish Thief SALT LAKE CITY, Utah.. (UI') : '< —Salt Lake's gold lish tlilel—preii, ably a venturesome little boy'—!;; still at large. Two raidi uei'e matin on the E. E. Scott, gold fish pool.'Oi' (lie first visitation. 13 brilliant fist" were taken; on the second 17. '• much talking. You take a woman | that has no social duties, one who , cTU" army. bV.t'£ »'» '» ^, she hasn't much left make very large contributions to | u ' tllc ''"""-h to go to. Of coins-, the; feeding of England, Fiance and ' Italy. He appealed to all Amerl- caiis to help increase production. It is evident to every thinking C;m I park over there Ionic enough for ;i scalp treatment?" .'urnicll KxiJCclcd, in House at 72ml majority when Congress convenes out you add that work and wony i to the work and wony of training two children and you have n job ', ! Typewriters - - -:Adding Machines llaicl Hit by Less of Longworlli's Able l.eadership BY KOUNEY D1JTCHEII NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON— The Senate will me to learn ?. lot of new .ricks 13 it hopes to monopolize the mention of las country In the fu- .iirc as it lias since the League of Nation-, fight. Veterans here recall the he days when Ihc Ilouso galleries were al-| ways packed and Hie Senate galleries hardly ever. It lias been the other v.ay around In recent year?. bul the old-timers txuect the House to draw the crowds again in the 72nd Congress. The probabilities ol turmoil are obvious. The death of Speaker Nicholas Lougworlh, who was perhaps t'.io only man who could huve handle.! Ihe next Ilouso and kept i; run- fair degree of smcoth- adminlbtration luis increased ot —and that's another matter uncertainty. Possibility cf Deadlock What counts most now is that ll will require a majority of the House — 218 votes — to elect a speaker and proceed with business. There have been deadlocks on the speakersm'p in the House before nnd there i3 a fine chance of one next Der-cmber. If one party has ai8 seats', a single one nan." said the president in his proclamation, "that our industries, on , the forms, in the shipyards, in thei mines, in the factories must be niaidc more prolific nnd more efficient than ever, and that they must be .more economically managed and better adapted to -the particular requirements ;of our task than they have been; and .what I want to say Is that tbe men. and women who devote their thought and'their energy to these llilnss .will be serving the country aiid conducting the fight for peace and freedom just ns'turly and just as effectively as the men on the battlefield or in the trenches." England look -oxlraordinary mea- suies to meet the food shortage on your hands, and I've always said my children must come first and I think I have convinced most every | one of that by the way I've looked — Relniildine — Rentals — Ribbons— Carboiij — Adding Machine Rglls Ac ton Printing C6.' Typewriter Uept. Phone 10 by night farming. plowing and Sunday OLD KOIiTRESS UNCOVERED TRABEN'-TRARBACH, (Rhill3- landl. (UP)—Excavation which have lasted for a year .and a. half have disposed the outlines' of the great fortress, "The Montroyal," built in 1686 to 1092 under Louis XIV by Vaiiban, the noted French Sp nine; with a ness even though control was gone, The, New Yorh youth who wns convicted of (heft by the print ol his rubber hcfl probably will henceforth watch his step. A book on contract bridge sold U-l.COO copies the first three months. They say il got a big "play." Tbe trouble with most otllce sage, Is thai they their way. motorisls. says arc bound to the get cf Its congressmen could deadlock military architect, as the strongest Ihe election by voting "against the fortress oi its day. The excavation. "I'll make Ihe grade," saici the professor toast- fully as he gave Ihe student his mark. The boy now dees who flunked penmanship at school » neat turn nl skywriting. By Williams AVX ALL-LI- RIGHT! IF O'RE. TOO the chances of confusion ;rir-I for Mr. Hoover. Even If Ohio sends a Hcpiibiican to replace I.o:igworlh ui'.-Ll the party retain:; a majority of one vote, the effecl of Longworth's loss is expected to be important. There is no OIK' else like him. He even had a way with the Progressives, wiio are likely io nifikc the most trouble In the next Mouse. In lac:, he and the late Victor Bcrser. lone HccicO- ist member, hurt been seen with their arms on each other's shoulders. Sc-nt Majority The party which has a inajor- ty of one or lira votes will be ikc-ly. if it organizes the House, "tine 1 , i'-;'. technical dnm Inane ncre of a liability than an asset. t will havo theoretical >ility without control. Nothing bul the organization ils=H. jicrtap-i no', even that, will bs decided by vuiciy partisan vo'.cs because of Ihe prCEr-nc'j of perhaps .score of Progressives. \Viiat- cver is accomplished will l:c clone only as a result of traiies and cimipKnuisis which are Hkfly to liecome extremc-ly c?:i)p!:c.tied. LuiCTorlh. incidentally, v.n.. a im'.sti'r of compromise when compromise was necessary or .viiicch- cnt. Tin' surest thin:; oi ;ill :< that I'rrsident Hoover i\ill lino ;. ina- jorily ot Ihc mcmbiT.i i:! both heus;s oppcsctl lo his :. .•:, -tlon 'in 10M. and that's a Mali- .,t af- r.-. which may ])rceiucc n'.iv.u.t ! au.vtlling. Oi com.~*e the ii.'a-l'o'ii::'. con- choice of the other 217. Unless, of course, its candidate for speaker drew support from the other party. 11 doesn't scc:n as if llic Republicans coutel possibly elect a speaker without p. complete surrender to the Progressives. The latter would be to bargain to the limit for committee assign-1 mcnls and revision of. the rules,' If not for furlhcr promises. And il will be harder to get them to vote for such an arch-conservative as Majority Leader Tilson or I Cluiliinan Snell oi ihe Rules Committee Ihan it would have btcn to rounci them up for Longworth. | Furltitrmore, all the Progressives promise would be to let Lhc party have the speakcrdiip. I hey re bound to create constant trouble for the administration afterward :n any evenl. Democrats Fate Difficulties The Democrats have Progressives in their own ranks—Hurl- dlcston of Alabama and Howard of Nebraska, for instance. But it December slioul-J find tlism witli a House majority the'ir main trouble in getting a speaker elected probably would be caused by northern Democrats who al- which has bce-n carried on by some 2fM volunteer workers, Was uncovered a labyrinth of walls and trenches. Many of the passa were filled with stalactites such as j those found in natural caves. • Courier News Want Ads Pay. i i5 3 YEARS of research YEARS in the home NOW. icady have intimated that they would not be willing to have all the best committee chairmanships GO lo southern members, as they would go under the customary rule ot seniority. Some congressmen arc expected lo die in the n?\'l seven months nnd il might also be suggested lhal one or two of the 435 likely within thai pcrioil to become mentally unbalanced, even if sonic haven't already. With so much hinging on one or two votes the opportunities for some amaxiu^ Individual performances ate imparaileled. Almost anything can happen an.1 t!ic mind reels at the though', of prediction. Imagine a House in which Hie speaker and about 00 committee chairmen hold (heir jobs by a one- tiol heretofore i'\rr,vi'.i h.- speaker, the majority Irnl'r and vote majority! Anc! then imagine the chairman of tiir r,!'..•- com- the excitement every time a mem- miilee is now dcuniiciy ia,;:r. So I ber on their side becomes even ! far as that is concerned, u Makes | slightly ill! Linseed Oil Workers Often Suffer From Skin Ailments UY I»R. MOIJltlS 1 1SII11 ! Lditnr. .Jcunul pf (In- .V p-in. tr.e Hoaltli Jia Amon? toiv.e of th: ] inrli:stry avc I'.'.e vai".:'-.: inn.immatiou o' tiio ^';;.:'. .suit from cxp'.-iico r: i clirmical sub^Ur.rr.s n:-.:: rr.rding lo Dr. M. H. :; seed oil cni-hrr:. h.n" :•: ; latror lurnovi'r. l.»i r.r> - j eis er iili.iet a ii:i •, : t;on ol ll'.c j-V-in win: i-, : :; jcessary !rr I-rm ; i ,. . trom 'tire un;:.;l ;:•,. ; iArpeiillua ar.d Inf.:\. r.. r.ving from 18 to J3 p.- I per bushe'.. App.i:-;;-.;/.- I, rr.atlon o: tile sk::i i t\ inflects chiefly the backs of the ••: ir in ; hands, the forearm.s and the tliiehs, I lly- .11 appears aho on the face, the up:••• 'per arms, and the feet of the vvovk: •--. o! i cr.«. More peop',? are afleclcd riur- v s of: inp the si:m:ner than durir.g the : re- .rest oi the year. ...l to i Practically everyone who works AI-- : in the press room gets l!ie inflani- :ii:- ; illation sooner or later. It is uer- • :>nn!'. h.ips due to Hie continuous p-.e^• e:i;-;encc of ml on the skin, jx?rhaps to ' . •.••.u- : scme lM-i:aiin n ' aibitancc in the oil . n>:- Ilehin;^ is usually worse at niplit . 'ti'-e; • sitter batlnurr. some people having 'more ot a burning sDiisnlion IJian •.:nc5 an itching sei'.falion. Just as joon i"^as the worker is removed from dl... va- 'icct contact v.ith the oil, he begins I ! u:' to clear up. | '.. ilr.m- i' In soms cas^s the tuitstion ol j v. crcurstr.e skin is made worse by using i YEAR \ ^ITT A TTfc \ "%TT I 'H~ V T" 1 GUARANTEE and ^*^^P LOWER PRICES N OW, out of a performance record unmatched in the industry, comes z new Three-Year Guarantee on the General Electric Refrigerator. This remarkable warranty protects you for three fall years against service expense on the entire refrigerating unit. It is based on the soundness of the Monitor Top principle—with hermetically • seated mechanism. Enjoy every General Electric advantage —fast- freezing, three zones of cold, and an All-Stcel cabinet with maximum food storage space. 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