The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1931 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 17, 1931
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BLYTIlEVlLLg. (AUKJ COURIER NEWS >—THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O, R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAlNEa, Advertising Manager ''Sole NiUonal -Advertising Representatives-. The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc, New York, ThilidelpbU, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, San ,i,>.. Francisco, Chicago, St. Louts. "'""' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. ,,~j, i Entered as second class matter at, the iwst onice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press - ---- SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevlllc, 16c i«r iseek or $6.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 50 miles. $3.00 |)cr year, $1.50 lor six months, 85o (or three months; by mall In" postal zones two to six, inclusive. $6.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, J10.00 per year, payable In advance. FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1931 etter Wr'iting " ' Few state executives in Hi? United States have made any appreciable contribution to lilerntnre or Uie art of ,. letters. Governor GiiTord 1'inchot of i.; 1 Pennsylvania— always an iiuUviclualist V'.^-has proved the exception. '•'•'• Governor IMnchot lias turned his at-, tenlion to letters, in particular the state house correspondence. He has • •-.v issued a list of ancient, cumbersome X'^ phrases henceforth banned officially ".'from letters leaving the various Pennsylvania state departments. They lire /phrases familiar tn every businessman, '/every stenographer. Here are a few ;; samples: "Your favor at hand"; '/./'contents noted"; "your letter of even £*-. : (late"; "and oblige"; "in re." The gov- '-£?ernor points out tlmt such phrases arc .'/,' meaningless, waste time and lend to /, "clutter up rather than clarify what the •"•writer wishes to say. - Other.' critics-have attacked this -4ylc .'"""pf letter writing. One of the most cel- V'iebrated. is Sir Arthur Quillcr-Couch, ^. professor of English literature at Cambridge University, whose volume "On the Art of Writing" contains n masterly bit of satire. "Hamlet's -soliloquy written in the style of the average business correspondent. Sir Arthur's ..plea is that words should express / ..thought instead of sound. • £ Even those whose daily mail never • -^contains communications from the • — state^ of Pennsylvania can find satis-r X -faction in 'Governor Pinchol's- letter » •'' ' "V- 1 %JSU4l' .• • -' - - : -'-. writing -reforms. It is a slight step in clearing the language of archaic underbrush. Still it is a step. The whole matter of the morning mail needs attention. Too many words. Too many fetters. Perhaps, once the meaningless words have been eradicated, some • -(-champion will come forward with a. plan to do away with the meaningless, unnecessary letters every office receives. There would be a worthwhile reform ! clerk from the business office had come in with the information that a big order had been received, one that would provide the shop with steady work for at least six months to come. Now it happens that Williams got his joke'out of the superintendent's effort to remain calm and unemotional in the face of the good news; but the thing that sticks in one's mind, somehow, is the picture of these workingmen, beside themselves with joy because they know that they arc assured of steady employment for the next half year. It reminds one, inescapably, of the way in which the ordinary man in these days is completely at the mercy of business forces about which he knows very little. When a man .starts out into the world to mako his living he more or less takes it for granted that tilings are strictly up to him, oncfc he' has passed his apprenticeship. If he is .a good, honest worker; if he gives 60 minutes of reliable work for every hour's pay; if he tends to business and does his job capably—then, he believes, everything will go nicely. Tlmt, to be sure, is the w;1y it should be. But it doesn't always work out that way, and Williams' little sketch is ;i tragic reminder of the fact. A man can be the, best worker in his trade. He can be sober, conscientious and everlastingly reliable. He can b'c working for an old established concern that has the reputation of treating its employes with fairness. Hut still he cannot be sure of his job. He cannot have that security which is essential lo a sense of wall being. K the orders do not come in properly lie is out of luck. He is completely at the mercy of economic forces which he cannot understand. A slump in business, originating 2000 miles away, can reduce him to the status of the incompetent and the rebellious mislit. Neither skill nor sobriety will help him if the plant produces goods that cannot be. sold. It is this simple fact that is the most damaging accusation yet leveled against our economic system. Somehow—and Hit; worst of it is that nobody seems to know exactly how—this has lo be changed. We must have conditions in which an honest, capable and industrious worker will always be sure of steady work and a .steady income. Williams' sketch reminds us how far we have to go to reach these conditions- — Briics Gallon. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark cabin lo the back, drafts should be excluded and there must be no offensive smells. Apparently In airsickness as well as In seasickness, the general health of the person affected Is Important. * n n joint Invcstlga- I (Ion made between the air service and representatives or the Cunard Company, the conclusion was reached that true scasicknoss Is predominantly due to stimulation of the Internal mechanism of the car by the movement, of Hie ship. Such stimulation cnurw, conlrac- tlcns of the stomach through a reflex mechanism, which acts promptly particularly In people who are sensitive to movement. The confusion between the va- iloiis tenses that have been mentioned Is due to the fact that the cyj and the deep muscle impressions Indicate to the psrson affected that the ship Is going up while, owing Lo slowness of conduction ot sensation, the Impression from the internal 'mechanism of Hi? ear is that the ship Is still going down. Some people learn lo move the head lo slop Ihls impression and i thus bring the sensations into common accord. In'gcnoral, those who [ have a tendency to disliiruanci's ol ; ! digestion arc more likely lo be bea- s:ck than those who arc not. People who come aboard :if'.cr a i'i fiirewell banquet, particularly accompanied by large aniuiini.s of alcoholic liquors, arc likely to Ire! sick promptly when the sliiji .starts, j but it is a q-icstion whether what,, they suffer fiojn can fairly be called seasickness. MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO 'Now, if you'll drink your milk ami go to sleep, you'll be i liijf KM like mother, some day—and then you" can go tlance the way she goes." WASHINGTON LETTER cs Sacred Ilallot llo.x Only a Shoe or Cigar Box. BY HODXEV DUTCIIER NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON—The sncrcd lial- cl box in some communities may be only a slice,box or a cigar box. according lo one ol Ihe unusual lales picked up by Ihc Nye teiia- Lal campaign expenditure's committee in, Tennessee. Not thai Tenncsse furnished n. worse example of carelessness in primary elections than various other states, but the printer! hearings match stories from Memphis and habit. .. sir. we don't even know what registration is up there. We have never paid any poll tax to vole and I don't think any of the rural counties in my section do it." "Under what law do you operate?" Senator Wagner asked. "Well, sir," the reply was, "it is what we understand is the Australian form of balloting and voting. I don't know what that Is. Taat was Ihc Australian ballot. Now, .whatever that is, 1 don't know." Tennessee had reQUircd registra- licn for primaries since 1921, but. Mr. Chamberlain liadn'l known of tiucks swarming with negroes I about that, cither. who voted in one precinct after '- L'serl Cigar Boxes another with testimony from a "We nscd cigar boxes up there rural county where the elecllon to deposit our baltois in," lin ex- chairman sent out lormal notice | plained. "They cnn have any kind that the slate law requiring poli of boxes they wnnt. sir, just pasteboard, a shoe bo;:. They come in RHEIMS OFFENSIVE On April 17, 1017. the Fre)! launched a new offensive which was regarded as the beginning ol tile most important- advance they had made since the «ar b?gan. For more Ihan 30 months the historic city of Rl'.cims hail been a target for German guns, ami Ihc beautiful clly of Solssons had been likewise in serious peril. The blow struck on Ihis day was on the .11- mile strelch east of Rheims, and on the front between Rhelms and Soissons. The French troops proved irresistible in their advance, In Ihe fighting, which was very Dltter along the whole: front from Flanders to Alsace, it was estimated thai 4,000,000 men were engaged, 2.300.000 allies and 1,500,000 Germans. It was reported that in the battles of April 14, 15, 10 and 17 over 3500 Germans had been captured by British and French together, anil that German casualties exceeded 150.MO. OffAIHS OCEANS ATLANTIC, 7HE flAGflC AND THE ARCTIC. WiTH WH'CW W£ &KTH£ OURSBLVSS, OR WASH , is A AQ£COV£R£0 WOW FIE5H AMP S5MEWWAT &£SEHSLE Ff?£SH LIVER. . regis (.ration ~- - Providing Steady One of Jim Williams' recent "Out Our Way" sketches provided material for a good clpal of .serious thought. It showed a group of men in a machine shop. They were dancing and hugging one another in glee; for ;i Mosl movie comics Imagine they abound hi histrionic,' nbility merely because they feel funny. By buying a ticket for a farce at a London thcnter, you nrc given two tickets for the Derby. In either haven't got, n show. "You first, Alphonsc," ns the Republicans Spain said pointing to exit door. OUT OUR WAY A fighter who has [he edye over his opponent, says the olficc sage, doesn't always put up a stashing bout. i - .tvAE QUEER : OSE.0 TO CAuv. KifA CViEER OV- 0 FOR ^- ^C-V&M v\JM>*JltVJ IMlKlfcj^S iKl THAT TOOM A Bit OF TOiV. Oft =- i SLAVE. APPETvft AMD 1HPO THE SWEAT I FAIL TO VMHO i* TH CX)EEG£<i,r i-tivA O p lax payincnls and would be disregarded. Primary day In Tennessee last fall was powerful hot and one 01 thi! Nye Investigators now here recalls hearing Mempbis negroes' complain bitterly because they had to vote so many times before tt-.e day wns over. One ol the congressional candidates, James P. Owen, found I'.? wasn't wanted around the i/Dlling place at Lalaycile in Maccn cc;;n ly and when i-.c tried tt 1 watch for Irregularities through a window, lie complained, six or eight people would crowd up close to lr.? window so he coulciii'i sec \vlial was oing on. Dislribulcil Ballots in Slru-t Dozens of people were stauriin? around the square and the court- lousc yard with ballots in their lands. Owen testified, where I hey were being generally distributed nstcad of teins kept inside until the voters came after them. Mr. James M. Chamberlain chairman ot l::e. county primary cicclion board, explained Jhai ivas one of the hottest days lie CV.T saw and the election oiliucr.s wpi anxious to sc'. through and that was one reason why llj^y inn O\vcn aucl oihcrs get out while the ballots were counted. It was Ciinni- bcrlaln who sent uul word, us !;» himself admitted, thai no \n'.\ ;-,v rci-eipl would be require:! nn:l tint, Ihe primary wouldn't bo hc!U mi4 ilcr Ihe state's Dortch—or Au-;:a- Itan—ballo'. system, lio CAi:l-.ui-.i':l all lliat. "That is the way we lioic! elections," he U-stilicd. "V/c ! ivo alv:ays dene it. It's just c'.i>:i>:n The', world investment, in radio broadcasting is more lhan $1,750,000,000. ' , , (". CHURCH EXCUSES : By George W. Darliam= Well, Jim—llials my husband—p We had our plans all worked oul mid 1 have at last figured out how i lait Sunday. We have one of those ive may get to Church next Sun- Big Bens and Saturday night I set day and if we do we uro (join;; to our letters in and become regular members ant! I hope we will it so that we would get up early as Jim had some, work to do before Church time, and to my surprise we get lo go lo every service. did not wake up until almost There may be some trouble in Church time and when I investi- ndiig the letters. You know when gated I found that I had fallcd'to yon move things do gel. losi or j wind the alarm. It (lid not'make misplaced. I have four more places to look and if I don't find them 1 rtcn't know what we will do. 1 told Jim v.-lien we were talking about going that we should have gone in when we first came here. He should not expect me to keep such small things for eight or ten years- I've about decided that we did not get them from our Church back home. It's been so long 1 would hale lo write back thcro and find out wo had teen gone so Icng thai they hud forgotten us or had lost tile book our names were in. You know we are interested in cur Church or we would-not worry so much about not being able to get there. so much difference' as it was raining, and Jim said there would not be anyone tbore but tile Preacher and regulars, and loo, I had not found the letters. I don't feel like going until I find them, so I guess we will miss next Sunday. Of course, ws could do like the Pastor said — forget about the Setters; lliat Ihey were not necessary— but I like to have everything just right and I'll not juin until I cun go in tl:? right way. We 1 have been here so long seme would probably think we did not belong to the Church back home. Arizona contains the most'iex- tensive pine forests in the country. there with shoe boxes, pasteboard ; boxes and cigar boxes when they I bring Ihc ballots in Iherc. ... I No, sir, (hey aren't ever sealed, i They Just bring them in Irlng lied around the boxes. Some- i hues not, a string Bled aroimrt hem, just loose. It has never been jiicstloncd, never in any way, anrt for that reason I reckon we have employed these loose methods on and on." ; It would have • been possible ior people to pick up ballots and walk out with them, the election chairman admitted. Ballots were lying around more or less promiscuously. Next, morning when he swept up there were perhaps two or three dozen unused ballots '"just thrown around there on the flocrr." Didn't Cnunt Votes Almost pathetic was th= testimony of Mr. Yandcll Haun of Memphis, an official nt a Republican polling booth in n precinct which had from 800 to 860 voters. There were five other officials there besides Mr. Hann. Mr. Haun's job was to count the vote, but he didn't do thai. He explained: "It strikes me that sonicboJy came up during that afternoon anil said, -You need not. count that vote.' He said. 'How many have you jwlleil out here?' W.-ll, at that time t think all the olficcis had voted, an;! that made six votes In the box, and during the course of the afternoon wo gained two others. I am not. sure whether we got two others cr only one. sir." After thinking it over. Mr. Hann decided that eight votes had casl. because he remembered (he names of the eight voters. Belter Ventilation in Planes Needed lo Stop Air Siekncs? UV DK.'MOKRIS riSHP.UX Cililnr, Journal of tlic Ammr. Mctiiral Association, an-l of llv Kl-In, the Health M.ic.uinr Before the Society ci M.- icine. Captoin Martin T!ai' r ; <if ;j Biilish Air i'orccs rca-r.Cy n.- ,i;cil airsickness nnil M.I^IK:-. j T*vse ri,nr!i'.io:is h.ive in! < common factors. In !-u!i: t... ?c:ms to or so:nc r^rd.-, >h.ip to the uicci-.anlsjn nf tl 1 ;- i jlf:nal car. some dir'.nrtvn.-r -.'.; i ribt:oii-hip of sc::.^:io;-. m ; iyir. (be internal car nncl ihr ;;.-. rlr. .^omc .--ffcc:.' d'.;e tn .--,!;f!v .: j mo piicrc. smells an:! uicV. vl ,i: 1 c;::,ito \cntllalinll. soinr disl 1 ,:!-;.! iliie lo apiir^l'.cnsio-.i or I'L. ,,. ni^s. all:! scno r:5injn'e IKI.H-.,. thi itciu-rai lack of l.-ni 1 o: .1.;,. , :<. aifrcloJ. i A!i?lrkr.r.=s i> r-;Ui M :,-.••:.• itl:? ccnaition hsve nx b- t --i ;:.• ST'nta no statistics arc s\ai!,ih> ] to the number ot sick passengers mjim-iving r.t various airporls. or peo- - j p!e travrli:ii! under more or les' the same air conditions in differ:i- iont lypcs cl machines. n- j Dr. Mack is convinced thai rlr = i Ecciivc vonlilallon ol the cabu .r.'plays a lar^r- part In airsickness .-.-. 11 Is iminlrri out that pilots wlio :i- ( aro arcnstomcil to flying In open n- i n.achincs have their first apixar- i 1 " i anec cf aiuickness when in a cab- n-|in. i--| The prchnimary invrstifyailon il-'ftiows t'.ial thr. \cntllatlon of air-' i; 1 -, plane ciibir..: ncerls Improving. 1'on-: .-c I |fc rr? picked so closely logctl-.erj •-• . that if one lifcra.cs nek his fcliov.-! '! j pr.ssengors sec him and thai serves . .:.-,[o "se; oif" thr others. Moreover! ..•->!t'r? snicll of 1'iie vomited material! ; paises f;or.i persoiu siting In the .' i tack tif thr cabm to those in the' • ' ' :r.::i'.. If h.i? l"i-n ros-.cladcil that f :~ Icr adequate; vcuuiation the air! ns | should pass from Hip front of Hie' FLOORWALKERS- IN-PRINT Suave—courteous—inviting you to "Step this way, please," the advertisements in this paper are floorwalkers-in-print. They show you the way to merchandise that serves your needs, and saves your money. Do you read these advertisements every day? Make it a vogulav 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 arc often buried where you have to dig for them! Size 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 stores. It is trite but true, that this method saves time and saves money. Read Ihc advertisements. Rcud Lhcm and heed them

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