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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE POtlfe "~ v BLYTIIEVILLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O.K. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Maiiager _ Sole National Advertising Representatives; The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sau Antonio, Sail Fraud* co, Chicago, St. IXHUB. _ __ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress October 9, 1817. _ _ Served by the United Press _ SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle, 16c per Tfeelt or $5.50 jxr year In advance. By mail within a radius of BO miles, $3.00 per year, »1.50 for six months, B5c lor three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, M.50 per year, In zones seven and clglil, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. _ ^^ Price oj Prioilege Chicago is just catching its breath after a heated mayoralty election, New -York is shaken, by a dozen charges of civic corruption and inefficiency, and the old question of honesty in municipal government is coming up once more to plague the mind of the American citizen. Honesty in government, though, is a queer thing. We all give it lip service, but we seldom have any clear idea how to get it. Generally we let it go by concluding that there are some dreadful rascals in this world and that • everything would go smoothly if only they could be quietly chloroformed. But it'-s really a complicated problem. A little passage in the ] autobiography of Lincoln Steffens, the famous old "muck-raker" and one of the wisest students of government this country ever bred, shed some interesting light on , it. In this'-gassage Mr. Steffens tells of a conversation he once had with tlic 'ale Tom Johnson, •famous two decades ago as a reform mayor of Cleveland. Mr. Steffens asked the mayor what cause'd corruption in politics, and Mayor ' Johnson replied: "First you thought that it was bad politicians, who turned out to be pretty good fellows. Then you blamed the bad businessmen who bribed the good fellow, till you discovered that not all businessmen bribed and that those who did were pretty good businessmen. The little businessmen didn't bribe; so you invented the phrase 'big business,' and that's as far as yon and your kind have got; that it is Big Business that . does all the harm. "Hell! Can't you see that it's privileged business that does it? Whether it's a big steam railroad that wants a franchise or a little gambling house that wants not to be raided, a temperance society that wants a law passed, a poor little prostitute, or a big merchant occupying an alley for storage — it's those who seek privileges who corrupt, it's those who possess privileges who defend our corrupt politicians. Can't you see that?" Mr. Steffens adds: "This was more like a flash of light than a speech, and as I took it in and shed it around in my head, he added: 'It is privilege thai! causes evil in the world, not wickedness and not men.'" There- is enough unaccustomed truth there to keep one thinking for a long time. It is especially pertinent today, when the old JSMIC of municipal corruption is on the stage again. Ponder over it for a while and you will begin to understand why a strictly honest government is so hard to attain. —Bruce Cation. Edncation f -'If rip one lias yet done the job it seems to us that a study of the relationship which public education has to prosperity and good government would be a worthwhile undertaking for some Ph. D., or some aspirant for a Ph. D, A lot of bunk is spoken and written of the miracles which schools arc .supposed to achieve, and there has developed a natural reaction, a questioning whether any but the most elementary education is necessary or desirable for those not destined to follow callings which demand special and advanced training. Now it can be conceded in advance that no amount of schooling is going to turn a dull mind into a bright one, make a sage of a fool, or turn indolence into energy. But research, we believe, would- establish that ignorance and poverty are father and child, and that popular government is successful just about in proportion to the enlightenment of the electorate. BE SURE YOU'RE RI6HT- \m ROMANS FOG THE DEMH Cf ft VftfSQUiS.H GLMJifVtOR THUMB? UP, (NOTDCMN The Baker Boom IiKUienllnl Dcmocrals, anxious to avert a possible split ov:r (he prohibition question in the next, Nalldnal convention, have started a Presidential boom for Newton U. Ittkcr, secretary of war In the cabinet of Woodrpw Wilson, and admittedly one of the ablest men in America. . Baker Is n \vcl. As a member.of the \Vick-, 'ersham commission, he signed the rcp'brt, with this personal reservation: "f have signed the report of the commission because It is a fair/finding of the facts disclosed 16 us' by such evidence as was available and because It Is clear that so long as the Constitution and the law remain as they now arc, the recommendations ol the report should be .carried out lo aid the executive charged with the duty of enforcement." x This is typical of (he man. So long ns the Eighteenth amendment Is a part ol the Con- sliltilicn, Mr. Baker believes It should be enforced, and .he is unwilling to permit his personal views to interfere in Ihe least with the administration of the law. ' It Is tco early as yeb to predict the outcome of Ihe nominating convention. Here in Ihe South we are hoping that It will be possible to nominate a dry candidate, on a dry plal- form. But a compromise may become necessary, and we may be willing to make concessions, because we realize that there are olhcr and maybe more important Issues. For this reason, It is possibly wise for us lo keep Ncwion D. Baker In mind. He Is a bis man, and he Is honest and courageous. —West Point (Mlss.l Times-Leader. HS' fSOT ft HrWlK AT ALL (T IS CLOSELY RELATEOTO THE \NHlP-RXXa-WLL. THURSDAY, APRIL 28,-I BATTLE OF AKKAS On April 23, 1917, the Battle of Arras, which was begun on A|iril 9, entered its second phase. On this day English, Welsh and Scottish troops made fresh assaults upon the German line east of Arras. The Germans were prepared to meet the attack and had firmly entrenched themselves with new batteries and machine guns. German snipers had been placed all about in shell holes with orders lo pick off the British officers and men ns soon as the atlnck started. After a stubborn reslstencc by the enemy the allied force made some progress. As Philip Glbbs, war correspondent on tia scene, described It: "It was only lo fce expected that this second phase of the Battle of Arras should be extremely hard. For tli? British it is a battle to the death. Fighting is in progress at all points attained by the troops, and there is the ebb and How of men—beaten back for a while by :he Intensity ol tla flre, but attacking again and getting forward" WASHINGTON LETTER U. S. Semis. Senators Abroad to Interview Foreign Leaders in Effort lo End $2,5M,000,000 Silver Depression BY IIODNEY HUTCHEK NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON — Three senators arc going abroad to sluily tlic silver situation nnd add to a great mass of Information and opinion which lias been poured out in st;U> incnls, official reports and eiuclito aiticlcs—none of which has IHC- veiucd Ihu price of silver from going down ounce. the while inelal which will slinm- 3alc prosixjrily's return. This Is probably the shortest article ever written about silver, but. some of tlic main facts may be pointed out as follows: The to',^1 world loss on silver supplies, with its accompanying bad psychological effects, wll! approach two and half billion dollars, a decrease ol more than half within 18 months That meant about $1.300,000,000 to the people of India and about $8CO.- OCO.OCO to the Chinese. Our export China have decreased rapidly below 30 cents an j China operates on a silver stand- ;ard, the value of her currency de- In February, at about the lime] pending on silver prices. India's silver was falling below 20 ccnls after previously declining from CO ccnls In 1025 to -10 cents in 1930. the Senate adopted Ihe resolinlu'.i of Senalor KC;J t'lltman o( Nevada which nskcd President Hoover to negotiate with foreign governments with a vievi- lo stopping government pi'cp'e. although on a gold basis hcnrd silver in vast quantities a form of saving. Mexico, Ihe largest silver producing couulry has been hard hit because silver is amony her most important exports her two-year suspension of payments to holders of her externa sales of silver uiitl to promote an I bonds was partly attributable I inlernaltonal conference lo achieve ' the silver decline, ajrccments cr understanding.'!' 'with respect lo Lhe uses and status of silver as money." Cijnrcrcnci! Not Called No conference has been called, but the administration Is actively interested in silver, nloi'.g will) statesmen, fiscal experts, economists and business men over the world. The .subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Cotnmiltee which will now l» interviewing foreign leaders consists ol Pitlman, Swanson of Virginia and Sliipslead of Minnesota. The important phases of the in- IcrnatiQiinl silver depression, which Treasury Lost 100 Million The U. S. treasury lost S100.000.- OCO on its silver reserves. | Governor .Montagu Norman o Ihe Dank of England and Sccte- tary of the Treasury Mellon an snid lo have discussed silver a (heir recent meeting here but m suggestion or proposal has beei forthcoming as a resulU Both tin Married couples don't realize they're In n light fix until they move into a mo:ltrn apartment. "Let's make toupee," as [lie bald-hearted mail said to the witjmakcr. OUT OUR WAY Williams .D. TO WJI-v-f .THAT OOMV LOOK' have stirred up general interest lu and discussion about the ir.clal fcr le lirsl liiiic sinori the famous ryan "free silver" campaign of 6W. involve the prosperity of Inia nnd China nnd the effect of low ilver prices on exports to those cunuies, the effect on the mining Htiislry m Iliis country a:ul other ountries where Americans may or my not have large mining hwcst- icnls and the aggrcgalc effect •htch most experts agree has been n important factor in the world- vide business depression of the nsl year or two. Many Countries Affected Silver Is not the only depressing aclor, but the preat amount of luciy and dtscussicn devoicci to 11 s nllribiilable to Ihe f;ic; that our iwn silver producing sia:es arc ally affected,' half a do7ct; impor- nnl countries in A«u anil the \mcricas which either ho;ir:i jroducc silver are iiivjlutl nnd mnny nulhorilies seem to believe hat something can be done about United States and are understood to Great Brilah he willing li Steete Society—Personal Malaria Parasite Destroys Nations and Controls Wai > JV tailor, l- MORRIS FIS1IKEIN i measures for its control during Journal of the American | five-year period previous to 19 ous o m Medical Association, and of Hy- ! and that as -a result death rates fl jpia, the Health .Magazine j rapidly and much was accomollsl It Is geiyjrally believed that ma- cd. However, in 1922 e>Ura.-<ta latla was responsible for Ihe fall of the civilization of Greece and Some. It Is thought also that malaria has been responsible for the destruction of modern communities and that It has controlled the victor in varioas wars. agencies transferred their, help county health organizations ail the rates since that time have nl been in the least spectacular. f Dr. Ferre!) feels that the factJ Involved in the general recesslL of malaria have not been . col Scientific medicine kno™ every- j vincingly evaluated. Tte'extensk thing necessary to overcome ma-;of drainage and agriculture- sen: laria, provided thnt (icople in g.?n- j to have helped, but the Influcn eral will help and that funds wll | of rain fall during the bre3clh| be avaiable for appying the formation thnt is established. Practically no large city in the i most important single factor. It United States is distorted by this quite likely that th.2 ereat 'droug in- Eeaion of the mosquito that Irani I mils the disease seems to be tJ problem, but the suburbs of cities and many small rural communities still have difficulty in combating this d!se«a- According to figures recently cited by Dr. J. A. Feirell of (he Rockefeller Foundation, (lie death rale from malaria for the registration of 1930 may be responsible -for general downward trend, hilt this] not certain. ••'•' ; Exactly as eccnomic distress associated with an increara' in of those diseases that are asso atcd v:ilh poor nutrition an bJ housing, so also an Increase ifi ml area of the United States was 2:2 lrlrla ls finitely associated: wii in 1010; 1.7 in 1915; 3.4 in 1920; 2.0 in 1925; 3.C in 1928. In contrast witn iiiese retires the rates for Alabama, Florida, Louis- '." i-',,','™ l?±,," iS ™' *"' " a " h ! "altir Leer must the conditions that interfere wll the applicaion of malara prevel tlon. .--•-.-:• " * In times when natural causes' recesses of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Bobbins attended ilie wedding reception at the home ot "Mr. and Mrs. Carl Blookcr at Carulhersville, Saturday evening, honoring Robert Hawkins. Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Hawkins was before her marriage, Miss Geneva Blookcr. Mrs. T. A. Michle, Sr., has as her guests this week, her sister and mother of Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. A. U. Graham of Owcnia, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wall of Osceola were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burton, Sunday. Nathan Weinberg ot Osceota transacted business In Sleelc, Tuesday. A. R. Bccklinin of Cooler transacted business here Wednesday. ; Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie lihodes and Mrs. Johnnie Phillips accompanied by Miss Dslcie Stewart and Harold Frame spent Sunday in Memphis. Mrs. L. W. Weaver and Miss Tor- chic Scene attended the show at Carulhcisville, Tuesday evening. Mrs. J. H. Workman had as her luncheon guests Tuesday. Mrs. H. A. Killion nnd Miss Margaret Pinkley of Porlageville and Mrs. J. W. Hobbins of Steele. Misses Josephine Holly, and Ruby Barker of Cooler were visitors here, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cook were in friends. 1G.O in 1920; 8.3 in I'J'K; 10.3 in 1628. and 9.1! n 1029. Obviously the problem as it affects the United States . today is largely a problem oi the southern states. Dr. Terrell In his analysis of the situation points out that there was general interest In malaria and in I control diphtheria completely, bl the disease is still with" iis. KnoJ lodge is also available for the con] plete control cf malaria, but it mains for an educated aJ ply that knowledge mal available sufficient funds for-hetll departments to carry out the ry edltomiologic precession. Ohio, is visiting relatives netc uiai week. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. nunavent transacted business in Carnthers- ville, Monday. Tommy Frakes left Saturday night for St. Louis where he will be employed. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cook, accompanied by Mrs. R. J. Burdine will leave Saturday, Mrs. Burdine will stop at Shannon. Miss., while -Mr. and Mrs. Cook will go to Tuscalcosa. Ala., lor a month's visit. Harold Steele, Charles York Missrs Ruby Barker and Josephine Holly were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Priest at Blythevllle, Su: evening. Newbery Johnson transacted uusi- . ness in Memphis, Saturday. Rev. and Mrs. G. K. Ellis spent Tuesday and Wednesday with their =011 V. P. Ellis and Mrs. Ellis at Brlnfcley, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Glover and children were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hudgens, Sunday. of Year! Memphis Monday visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Rhodes and family and Miss Tmogene Jones of Marlon, Ark., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Rhodes, Sunday. Mrs. H. A. Killian and Miss Mar- enter an international silver con country intends to call one. Various proposals for govern- garel Pinkley of Portageville, hmisegucsts of Mrs. J. H. Workman ference. but apparently neither! nnd Mesdamcs J. W. Hobbins, J. mim.r,. ;,, ( »,,,ic t « ,..,11 — i Workman and Alma Grissom at- :cnded the P. E. O. tea at Blytheville, Tuesday. Mr. nnd Mrs. C. P. Howard nnd Mr. nt:d Mrs. H. A. Spence attended the theatre at Caruthersville, Sunday. Mrs. J. W. McCulIough has rc- lurnetl from Newbern, Tenn., where she was called lo be with her sister who has been, striously ill .Mr. W. L. McCullougli returned I'ltli her for several days visit. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Workman and son. James, spent Sunday with relatives at Portageville. Hubert Knight transacted business in Caruthersville, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Marshall and family nnd. Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Marshall spent Sunday with Mrs. Viola Marshall and family at Gib- ment action here and abroad have not been getting anywhere because (hey are not convincingly sound or advantageous from the standout of Ihose rcqucsl^a (o net. Most of Ihcm involve some form of price fixing. It has been suggested that governments informally agre? not to sell silver below n stipulated price. that i hey put more silver into their coins— mobl silver coinage having been dcb.ifcd— and thnt the United States absorb much of the oversupply. Senator Pittman has also proposed a silver loan to China, but neither Chinese nor Americans appear lo be very interested. Silver is a commodity affected by Ihe laws of supply, and demand and Undcrsecrelary of the Treasury Ogdcn Mills pointed out last March that effoils to maintain commodity prices by withholding surpluses through agreement or government financing had not only not been successful but were factors contributing lo Iho business dcpreS' slon. CHURCH EXCUSES Ocorgc W. After I had run 01::- rh-;:ch for fifteen years lliey left :w off of the Board- Of so::rsi\ this shows how llltlc they know al>-!'j Church There wa.- .-fiir.c com- p'n'p.t about the way I ;-,i; things, but show me if yc:: 1.111 .,:.-. man of my ability who :A r.r: c-iticiz- od. Now. when 1 lorfc ov.-r :[.. : ; agrmcnl of this Cinrrh n large membership, liv. man- U. S. Holds tiold.-Haling KEW YORK, (UP) — Up.lo Ihe cics; of last year, the total value gold mined in America, to- la!ed $1,5CO,(MO, more thnii half of v,!iich has been recovered since the beginning o: the century. Of the billion ounces cf gold unearthed, 40 per cent has been used for general inonelary slocks. Since ID05 Ihc United Slntcs has been the world's second largest gold producer. -• Typewriters - - - Adding Machines Repairing — Rebuilding — Rentals—Ribbons—Carbon — Adding Machine Rolls Acton Printing Co. Typewriter Ilept. Phono 10 lij Go Places by Greyhoum Spring's here! Get out and meet it in a Grey] hound bus. Any season of ih year, ihis travel way is.more conl venient, irore enjoyable. ,. cost] less. Just now it is doably pi a ant for business trips, w««k-f x vi«it», or cross-co-antry loura Samples of Saving\ ;: 3 i ].» 8.1 5.' 3 ' . 3.( 7.^ 10.: St. T.ouij Cape Girardeuu thicaju Birmingham Tupelo Cferksvillc Jackson N"c«- Orleans Detroit Cleveland Ne»v York I.os Angeles Mcmjihu UNION BUS DEPOT Phone 2! 9 D i X I t Mrs. Aubrey Higdon was the guest of Mrs. Homer Waters ol Cooler. Tuesday. -Miss Helen Marshall of phis will arrive Saturday -Mem- for a cd man finiily left, after having been \viih me for years Aller he left I out that he was not ' th kind cl a man I thought he was. Even a man o[ my intelligence rai. be fcclcrt in people. He's jiut life? a lot cf people, he wants everybody to do as he says, and let hfm do a* he wants lo do. had Now lie cct himraU elected lo hat was : some kind of an office :mrt T c-, ,iiL V v C IL J "f. ! 1 ,'''- 1 !' 1>: ••<"? 1 1 though', that I could gel him ta help o;;l in enforcing the Sunday laws, ens most of my members were | aft?r me abcut so much baseball :i §ood • ifnd other amusements goinc on. So ;ireach I went to this fellow and Fpcke ,o about. ' hi niatait it nnd foimd out he 1101 scon discovered ;!• lliey had was not my Preacher, and when 1 p year's work anri ii.ive !. bclure cu hcra ho r:.. and whal he 5lin-.r..l ::. v II Icckcrt like c-, c:\ :V.. with him. And I t::r::: law c'oun to Ir.m ;i:-.<; tiul luas l:r:u! o' i!v my fdc.l,'; siuniUi It.' : • will inidrrtlanrt llvu : : n gcod or I i-iiii'.t! i; u ; I,, prtllive. v.v.l I: 1,1-v .• 1 ing 'I cc:i!d do p!o.>- i of ll:cm iifl v.l;op. c!^ ;' Isi&^Cvl I te'.-i :v,\ |y, : ,- l':i'aclier :.:-,;< of a i:.:.rd the :::•: - siricd . only was in favor of it bin wns ac'• i ::(i the tually taking part. Then I wcul out '.'.';i him lo sec nuru; one game wish the m- ''•: 'Vh and , Ciiticn of tcllhi!; thcr.i just what •: :!. You jl thought about it and to my mr- '••' •'• were | prise 1 found about half of our >• : en so i v.-.cinters tlu-re. and when I sjickc ' -- * nolh- tj ilieia nbnut breaking the Sabi'. •:-.-. Some • bith, lliey a?l:ert me wlial I was :• ;:-.crro- e!cir: ti-.c E:::ic;3y I repaired tl-.c ' : •:•. end rocl c;i :::;• ho-:ic. I think tl'ai :'-'. : were quite di^6;-fr.t to basetan en Gun'.'. :"y hir- .day. few days visit with relatives here. Mesdamcs fl. S. Taylor, R. J. Burdine, George Burnett, A. B. Rhodes and H. A. Spence were shopping in BlytheviJle, Tuesday. Mrs. J. R. Ncely of CarutherS' vllle visited her daughter, Pauline. Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Turner, accompanied little Pauline Carlcr to Memphis Sunday where she is taking treatments. • Mr. nnd Mrs. W. T. Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. trills Brooks' motored to Memphis. Friday. Miss Christine Whitficld will arrive Thursday for a visit with her parents, Mr. ami Mrs. Tom Whitfield. Mesdamcs Alma Grissom and Frankie Ashcraft motored to Car- ulhfrsviUe, Monday. Lcn Burns accompanied Mrs Ols>a Johnson to Marked Tree Tuesday lo be with her sister who Is 111. Mrs. Carl Halley and small sol of Caruthcrsville nnd Mrs. David Spencer and children of stccli spent Sunday with their parent.' Mr. nnd Mrs. Charley King o Dcnton. Little Miss Nell Robinson *ucn Saturday with her aunt. Mrs. Wa! kcr Prince a^l Carwthersvllle. Mrs. Doug Bhcns and children of Carutlicrsville nre spending this !v.;ek with Mr. and Mrs. \V. K. • ' Pttly. i | Dewey Deurlest o! Cincinnati, Planting Seed For Sale B-%. Mis-Del No. 2, @ $50.00 per {on, Dclfos 911, @ $45.00 per ton. Seed guaranteed pure and germination test 98 This Jlis-Del is one year from breeding station. Staple 1 1-8 inch, thirds itself. The most satisfactory- cotton I have ever grown. Prices F. 0. B. Gridcr. Maj. F. P. Jacobs Grider, Ark. ST. IOUIS *ND KANSAS CITY , IN MISSOURI SAIM AN1OMO *« I ARUM) IN TEXAS

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