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April 16, 1931

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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HLYTH1W1LLK. (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS ' 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HALNES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives; Tho Thomas F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, • Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Kan Francisco, Chicago, EL Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class mailer at the peat office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act, of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city of Blyuvevlltc, I5c per reck or $650 per your in advance. By mall wllhln a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year,-81.50 for six months, 65o for three months; by mall In postal zones two to sis, Inclusive, W.60 per year, In zones seven nnd eight, $10.00 per year, psfyable In advance. The School Issue For :i number of years BlyUuvillo has been niainUiniiiK ;i school system that cost move than the revenues available to ]«iy for it. The logicnl and inevitable climax to thai kind of program has been readied. We must cither start paying for what we arc yelling, or be content with \vhul we nre pitying- for. Blytheville has had and still lias a lirsl class school system. It luis no', been paying for a first class school system. Even with budget reductions which a lower cost of living makes ]K>s- sible there is not enough money in sight to pay for first class schools nexl yean .J/he school board is going to contract no more -debts.-. H is up to the people of the district to between paying and getting along without. It ought not to be necessary here to recite 1 reasons why it is desirable, for Blytheville to maintain n good school system. Ignorance and illiteracy arc ijicprnpati.ble-»>\ith ; civic -atid ^economic! progress.' 'Education 'is hot a curs- all for. social am? 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 wnnl to pay for good schools they must be prepared to accept the penalties, which will include' depreciation in property values, loss of business, and 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 sufficianl to meet the neetis of our schools. That cannot be dona in time to provide for next year, however, and in the hope that action will be taken to meet the emergency the school board has called a mass meeting for Monday night at the city hall. If the Iaxpay3vs will school patrons of the district, at that meeting, agree to supply the money necessary to continue the schools on their pressnt standards the board will continue them. If the taxpayers and school,patrons fail to do this the board will take the only course remaining. OUT OUR WAY It will discontinue the high school, or u pail of it, until such time as sufficient mem ay for its operation is provided. "An Eye For An Eye" The law of the savage is "an eye for an'eye, it tooth for a tonth." II is the spirit of revenge carried to the point of reprisal. 11 survives in America in some of our laws. In many slates, lie who kills his fellow man must pay with his life if convicted of willful murder. This is nothing more than a primal law translated into modern usage. Perhaps il is the best method of punishing murderers. The stale of Michigan just said: "No, it is not!" The people voted down a proposition to re-establish capital punishment. This has brought to the front again the old (itiestion of whether the death penally prevents murders. Statistics on the matter are controversial. The significant fact is this: Kngland and other countries have proved a high percentage of convictions is a deterrent. Their few murders, compared with ihe number in the United States, proves it. Figures show that the 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 to be evading the issue. Before taking up .(he problem of "to kill or not to kill" ' in reprisal, as; the savages did, it would be well to consider the more ini| ><,'.'I ant problem of law enforcement and the certainty of some kind of punishment. For we know realixulion by the slayer that he will probably be convicted, even though conviction may mean only imprisonment, strikes fear into his hear!. That will prevent murders. That is the important result. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Few people, says the olficc the dentist credit for taking work. sage, pains his "It's a lerrlble blow lo me." said Ihe snxo- phono teacher critically [is his pupil hit a sour nolc. I86.u,>.pAT.orr. <£i IS31 DY KFA SERV1CC INC.- **• burlap to wliic the oil olf the hands and the forearms. Burlap is exceedingly rough and Is usually contaminated with infection. In severe cases the people have ta stay horn? from work at least a week, and seep the skin cleansed thoroughly with soap and water nnd apply various ointments containing sulphur and balsam of Peru to encourage healing. The Investigators lestcd the oil In various forms on n number of patients, and concluded as a re- ult of their Investigations that linseed conlalns a skin irritant lo which some Individuals react with- uot previous senslllzation. They find further that this Irritant is not present in pure linseed oil or in the; Impurities removed from linseed • by passing It through sieves. l--' ECONO.MJKS PROCLAMATION CHURCH EXCUSES = !»}• Georje W. Barb 1 have a letter from my old frleml'i for someone of the right sort t(] and she is coming back, so now i take them to Church. Sister and Junior will have some-! Now If my friend don't couie bscJ one to take them to Church I sup- i l cloll ' t kllow wllal l w"l do. Shfl pose I could have found someone. < sM '" ncr lcltcr that she n>'g«r but you kno'.v that" you must be I ccmc - 1 S|)ent most nl1 da y las | careful about who you send your 'It you should children out happen to get someone who would— well, I mean not just the right sort. For more than u year this good woman (for the H(e ol me I can't Sunday Investigating one of the TVOJJ men that goes lo our Church, think she is a good woman'but i so old fashioned that I hale, to le^ her lake Sister. You know you rmisa bring your children, especially girls? did it yesterday. 'Can I park over there long enough for a scalp treatment?" WASHINGTON LETTER The, New Yore: youth who wns convicted ot theft by the print of his rubber heel probably will henceforth watch his blcp. A book on contract bridge sold U-l.OCO copies the first Ihrcc months. They sny il got a WE "play." The trouble office sage, is Ihcir way. with most moloris:s, says that they are bound to the get "I'll make the Rradc," said the professor toast- fully as he gave Ihe student his mark. The boy who flunked penmanship at school r.ow docs a neat lurn al skywriting. By Williams AU. Rt&lATI il / AU_-L\. RIGHT! IF -fOo'RE TOO Tt-V MErtv O SOME PEOPt-G J GuE<=>S VAAFTA GO UA7>/ T' UP li TH' \MIMOE-R, l'U_ CLOSH Turmoil E\[:cct<Ml in House at 75ml iTt'S-s as KcpubHcans Arc Ihiul llil by Less uf f.oiiiworlh's Ab]r Lrntlcrship UY UODNKY ini'l'CHKK NK.V Scrvlrc Writer WASHINGTON—The Senate will have lo learn a lot of new tiicks i! it hopes to monopolize lilt ntluntioii uf Hi! country In Ihc lu- liirc us it has since Ihe League of Nations fight. Veterans here recall the tlayr when the House galleries were always packed and the Senate £.<!- lerlcs h.inlly ever. It has been th? othiT v.ay around In recent years, but the oM-limi-rs e-\pecl the House lo draw Hie crowds again in the 12nd Congress. The probabililies ot turmoil are obvious. The death of Speaker Nicholas Longworth, who was perhaps Ine only man who could have handle.l the iitil House ami kept i; running will! ;i fair degree of smoothness even though admlnistralion control wns gone, 1ms incn'asod the chances ol confusion and of grief for Mr. Hoover. Even if Ohio tends a Republican lo replace Lo:iy,worlh ar._l the party relains a majority nf one vote, the' cffccl of Lonsworth's loss is cx- peclc:! la bo Important. Tl'.rre is na on: else like him. lie even had n way with Ihc Progressives, who arc likely lo make ihc nio.n trouble in the nexl House. In fnr;. he and Ihe lute Victor Brrscr. 'one Socialist member, had been seen with their arms on each other's shoulders. Sranl Majority The party which has a majority of one or two votes \\ill be likely, 11 it organizes the House, to liinl its technical dominance mere of a liability lhan an asset. It will have theoretical responsibility without, control. Nothing but (he organisation itsel!. and nps not even thai, viill be decided by purely partisan vo'.ci because of U.c presence ol i>cvhnps w fcore of Progressives. Whatever Is accomplished will b-.' done onlv as a resuH oi lra:k'.- and no difference who has a House majority when Congress convenes -and lh:il's another mailer uucerlninly. Possibility of Deadlock What counts mosl now is that il will rcciuire a majctity of the House — 218 votes — (o elect n speaker and proceed with busi- On April 1C, 1917, President Wll- tonj Issued Ills far economies proclamation in which he drew atlen- tloij to the fact that the United Slates will in Ihc coining year be called upon nol only to feed its own jieopli? nnd army, but also lo make very large contributions to he! feeding ot England, France and Ita j-. He appealed to all Ameri- cails lo help increase productian. "II is evident lo every thinking nan," saitt the president in his' proclamation, "that our industries, on .the farms, In the shipyards, In Ihej mines, in Ihe factories must be made more prolific and more effi- felil than ever, and that they must be iniore economically managed and better adapted to the particular requirements;of our losk than they have been; and .what I want <o say is that the men. and women who devote their thought and'their energy to these tilings will be serving the country anil conducting the fight for peace and freedom just. as'turly and Just as effectively as Ihe men on the battlefield or In the trenches." England look oxlraovdinary mea- suies lo meet the food shortage uy night plowing and Sundu; farming. Cops Seek Goldfish Thief SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, (UP). —Salt Lake's gold fi:-h ihief—prcb ably a venturesome hltl-j liay—i slill at large. Two raids were mat! on Ihe B. i). Bcoll gold fish pool. Onv.- Ihc first, visitation, 13 brilliant fisl{[ were taken; on the second 17. call her name) cams every Sun- j "I 1 '" a wa5 ' that—oh well, not jik: day morning and look (hem with'"' '" -—-•>-•• her to Church, and brought them back. As soon as she left 1 started looking for someone, and aboul Ihe lime I had one selecled I would find out something that did not just suit, me so I would begin all over again. Some of my friends suggested that 1 take (hem myself. They did not say it in so many words, but gave me some pretty strong hints. Now while 1 do not go to Church' often, yet I think I am about as go:d Church member as some of them lhat wore doing so much lalking. You lake a woman lhat has no social duties, one who has no clubs, she hasn't much left but the Church lo go lo. Of course. iy clubs don't lake up al! my lime ut you add that work and worry j o Ihe work and worry of [raining ! wu children and you have a job j n your -hands, and I've always said i iy children must come firsl and I! :iiuk I have convinced most every ne of lhat by the way I've looked j compromises which niv likriy lo oxlri'inelv c;mip! Li no\orlh. incidentally. '.\a:, of compromise when compromise necessary ur oxpetti- cu'.. liii* surest thin;-; of nil :- that Hoovci will have ;i ma- jiiiity of the members i! both •cl lo his r.-'i'li-elloii in IDS.', and that's a Mali- .•[ a(- l.iies which may prr.ducr ;,'.:•.:.).t, anything. Oi coulee the :rr:i-i:rui:i! con- tiol heretofore rxciYi-r.', bv ihc speaker. Uio majority '.:;i:ur and Hie chairman ol the i\:l-- i-om- millcc is now definitely >.;-;,v. So far as lhat is concerned. ;; makes ness. There have been deadlocks on the speakership in the House before and there is a fine chance of one next December. If one party lins 218 seat:;, a single one cf its congressmen could deadlock Ihc election by voting "agalnsl the choice of the other 217. Unless, of course, its candidate for speaker drew support from the other party. It ciccsn't seem as if the Republicans could possibly elect speaker without a complete surrender to the Progressives. The latter would be bound lo bargain lo Ihe limit for committee assignments and revision of. the rules, if no', for further promises. And it will be harder to gel them lo vote for such un arch-conservative us Majorily Leader Tilson or Knell of Ihe Rules Com- milUe lhan it would have been to round them up for Longworth. Kuilhermoie, all the Progressives wouhl promise would be to let Ihc party have In; spcakership. 1 hoy re bound to crealc constant trouble for the administration af- tei \iarri iti any event. Democrats race Dirt'icuKics The Democrats have Progressives in their own ranks—Hud- dlis'.on ol Alabama and Howard ol -Vibraska, for instance. Bui if December should find th?m wilh a House majority their main trouble in getting a speaker elected probably would be caused by northern Democrats who already have intimated that they would nol be willing to have all the best committee chairmanships go lo southern members, as they would go under Ihc cus- lomnry rule of seniority. Some congressmen are expected to die in the next seven months nnd it might also be suggested Mint one or two of the 435 are likely within lhat period to Income mentally unbalanced even if some haven't already Wilh so mucii hinging on one or Iwo voles the opportunities lor sonic amazing individual perform ances arc unparalleled. Almost anything can happ:i and the mind reels at tin thought of prediction. Iniagini a House in which Ihc speakc: and aboul SO comr.iillce chair men hold Ihciv jobs by a one vote majority! And then imngini the excitement every time a mem bcr on Jhcir side becomes even slightly ill! OI.U KOKTRESS UNCOVERED TRABEN-TRARBACH. (Rlilns lanci). (UP)—Excavation whic! have lasted for a year and. a hal have disclosed the outlines of th great fortress. "The Mont ray nl. built in 1630 to 1592 under Lsui XIV by Vauban, the noted Frenc! military architect, as the stronger fortress oi its day. The excavation which has been carried on by som 2JiOO volunteer workers, Iras un- | covered a labyiinlh of wnlls nnd I trenches. Many of the passages I were liiled with stalactites such as | those found in natural caves. i Kyi Typewriters - - - -- If Adding Machines || Kep.iiring — Rebuilding — j Rentals- -Ribbons—Carboi -- Adding Machine Rojl Acton Printing Co, Typewriter Dcpt.. Phone 10 Courier News Want Ads Pay. I Linseed Oil Workers Often Suffer From Skin Ailments Mcdic.ll AssK-!;ili.iii. :>•:;! cria. (be ilraltli Mr.: Among somr t;f th.- i> industry are Ihe \ario!!. infiaimmtior. of ilii- s]-.;:Mill from exp.>iirr cl :". chcuilral Mib*'.:i:irrs :!:•.•: : rcrdmg In Ur. M. n. u,-. BY UK. MOKIlls risriw.iv ! affects chiefly the backs of th litlilor, Jrurnal cf Hi,- .v.ivi.irin • hands, the- forearms and the thigh? i-1 My- . II appear.- also on the face, the up- ! ->i:-.' i per arms, and the feel of Ihework- i .•.:.'.; of-ers. More people are affected dur- : -..•-•; of ling Ihe rummer lhan during ihc •-• :•• .-. rc- i rest of Ihe year. '•• -:'\\ tc t Pinctically everyone who works • Ac- I In the press room gets the ::. . Ur.-! maliDU sooner or later. It Is pcr-' l:aps due lo the continuous pica: • • o-.k-jence ol oil on t!:e skin, perhaps to : : 'seme hrilaling substance lu ihe oil : - . nc- ! Itching is usually worse at nidi! ... ::l:er'after bathing, some people having 1 mere of a burning f:nfation than •"I imes: nn llrhlng sensation. Just as soon ('.'.uric, [as the worker Is removed from di-: • . : ., va- jrcct contact wilh ;he oil, he begins i ! a,: to clear up. | .'.am-1 In some cases the irritation oi: cceurstr.e skin is made worse by using. luin of the .'k::i tth;,:: ::. ictsrary fcr t'-.rm I- c. • jobs. MO.-I of !iio l::i-;,-:i -.;.- , | from 'iu- l;niu:l :-;:•;.- ^-. _ jArsrentiji.i urici Indi.i. t:-.- - .= ryii-.j from 18 10 :o ;i.:. i: .. . I per bushel. Aproi>-:i:lv t;-.. •. '. maiion o; the fk;r," v,h"::.-.'" m i5 3 YEARS ofresearc/L YEARS in the home NOW. vr . T> YEAR GUARANTEE and LOWER PRICES N OW, out of a performance record unmatched in the industry, comes a new Three-Year Guarantee on the General Electric Refrigerator. This remarkable warranty protects you for three full years against service expense on the entire refrigerating unit. It is based on the soundness of the Monitor Top principle—with hermetically sealed mechanism. 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