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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR JLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS TOE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor . HAINES, Advertising Sole National Advertising Representative!: Tta Thomas r. Clark Co. Jnc, New York, 'PhlUdplpliU, AUinU, D«llu, B»u Antonio, Ban Francisco, Chicago, 6t Louis. Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post oUlct »t BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act of Congiess October 9, 1917. Served by toe United Press * SUBSCRimON KATES By carrier to the city ot Blylhevllle, 15c per »-eek or Sfi.M per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, U.50 tor six montlu, »5« for three months; by mall In postal lonea ^vro to «U, Incluslye, M.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable In advance. A Suggestion President McCucu of the American Cotton Shippers "promises" a live cent boost in the price of cotton if the federal farm board gets out of the cotton business. • We suggest that Mr. McCucn nr- range to support his promise with a guaranty bond, payable to American cotton farmers, whereupon we will see what we can do about getting 1 the board out of cotton. Efficient Production Essential An apparent inconsistency in the 'policy 'of the federal government in ' urging,-.-' through its fa mi board, decreased prbdtictiori' of certain iigricul- jtural products, to bring them in line :\vith demand and thus improve prices, 'while at the same time helping sup- jport county agricultural agents, one joif whose jobs is, to help farmers to 'produce more efficiently, -has contribut- jedh'n'Eome places to. the.deman.d which ;occa.fiionUlly appears for the elimination • lof. county-agents'and other so-called farm experts. As a matter of fact there is no inconsistency. Decreased production and more efficient production both can help to solve the farmer's problem, which is *• one of producing his crops nt n cost less than the price he can get for them. The most effective way. of cutting farm .'-'. jbroductiorf*(!fests is to increase-per'acre ^yields. More cotton per acre on less «cres, with food and feed crops on the ^ other acres, are fundamental in the '•^southern 'farmer's progress toward prosperity. How a big- yield per acre helps take-•- the CUTBU off low prices was well demonstrated by H. J. Meadows, 17-ycar- - old Etowah boy, student of vocational agriculture at Wilson high school, who : last year made an actual profit of over I. §40 on three acre? of cotton despite the fact that he sold it at 8.M cents a ~ pound. Good land, caretful seedbed . preparation, fertilizer, good seed, careful and thorough cultivation, enabled • Meadows in a drouth year, to make J . 2,808 pounds of; lint cotton on his three acres at an actual cost of G.7 cents a pound. Farm Ownership and Radicalism It^s interesting to note that almost everywhere in the world where agricultural populations have risen in rebellion against the established forms of government land ownership has been the issue. .Tenantry, particularly when the owners, holding large blocks, arc not resident upon the land, has not proved mutually satisfactory to tenant and landlord except in occasional instances. In France, in Ireland, in Mexico, in Russia, radical leaders have found their support among farmers by promising them land of their own. At the present time in war-torn China land is the issue. "As in Russia timlir Tsar Nicholas II," says Time, "land in what is now China's sore spot has been leased by the peasants from rich Cliinese laud- lords. " 'Death to the rid)!' Communist agitators exhort the peasants 'Take what you want instead of paying rent! Land to the poor!' "In northern provinces where each Chinese peasant owns his own small farm, such Communist doctrines arc not understood. The spread of the Red ripple is checked.-" The last paragraph is the significant part of the above quotation. Ownership of the land he works does not give a farmer assurance of prosperity. But it gives him an incentive to do a better job because all of the profits of his labors am his. And whether he prospers or not, the man who owns the land he works, or lias the opportunity to obtain ownership of it, is lively to bo a whole lot better citizen than tha man who simply occupies and works land at the sufferance of some. body else. He has a vested interest in the country, a sense of proprietorship which strengthens his interest in its welfare and cools,his ardor for possibly dangerous political experiments. While political radicalism among American farmers has been of a mild sort, and while there have been few indications of the development of revolutionary points of view, it is nevertheless true that tenant fiirniinjr is becoming one of the weak spots in our American social 'system. Ownership of the land by those who live on it and work it means a stronger nation and happier and more prosperous farm communities. That is one reason why land should be taxed sufficiently to prevent its price from going beyond the means of the tenant or the farmer's son who has the praiseworthy ambition to own a farm of his own. The Paris hotel nt which Alfonso resides charges him $600 a (j ny , Tllev look „,„,„ h!nl| apparently, as Just another lourisl. We suppose that that Canadian baby who was born in an airplane recently will be forever boasting of his deseent. The fellow who frequent the spenkcasles says he docs It for "more-ale" support. [SIDE GLANCES By George Clark FIGHTING AT MONCIIV On April-24. 1917, the British and Germans engaged In a terrific struggle in tile village of Mouchy, east of Arras. The British, by their attacks and counter-attacks, von ami held Important ground. The German loss was enormous. Philip Gibbs, war correspondent, vividly describes the scene of battle. He saw the town a heap of broken walls and skeleton barns. "At, 10 o'clock yesterday morning," he reported, "strong bodies of Rhlnelanders left the cover of Bois Vert and, in spite of heavy losses from British machine-gun flre and field batteries, succeeded In driving back part of the British foremost line. "Four thousand Germans of a fresh division gathered in the Hois du Sari for a further attempt to break the line, but they were seen by the British flying officers, and the British batteries filled the wood with gas shells so that great slaughter was riono mere. The body ol nen was literally shelled to death, and it was a human hell in that wood under the blue sky." "No use nutating today, Grace. No inspiration—that stock I bought dropped eight points." WASHINGTON LETTER of Campaign Exjrcnsts in All States, :ind Briefer Periods Between Primaries and Elections Ways io Cure Political I -j. Lists Ucsuki-; (units through failure to restrict Among Evils BV RODNEY nUTCIIEil. NEA Service Writer ~~ ex|i?n.«r.. Clandldiitcs "are not content with advertising but pay lor hlgli-povvfrcd salesmanship to break down sales resistance." Most opponents of llie dirccl primary. Boots says, [ire those who seek lo restrain free, dirccl choice South American Seeks Pirate Crew for Yacht HAVRE. (UP)-A wealthy South American sportsman, Dr. Carlos Noel, whose private yacht in the form of a 15th century caravel is now nearing completion, has sent agents along the Brittany and Normandy coasts to recruit .a crew which loaks as much like a pirate crew as possible. The Izarra will soon bo tested of! Havre. The caravel will have large, spreading sails and upusr decks like the ships of Columbus' fleet, but a modem 120 h.p. engine will be encased in her hull. Her crew will be extremely picturesque, old Norimindy and Breton sailors, ivho appear to have stepped out of picture book's of buccaneer days, long bearded, peg-legged, with gold hoops in their ears and worsted bonnets. of candidates by the rank and file WASHINGTON - Hcgnlation ot of 1>arly membership, impaign expenses In states! S;1 - vs Votcrs A "> Divided Now doubt whether the primary Letter Will Offers campaign oxpeiiit;s iu aian.-dj ~ svhere it is lacking, compression oi' " .lurics and elections into much! t™'' s llie I> art y down," he contin- prui! briefer periods, shorter ballots and a system under which party politicians would be elected instead of self-apix)inled are suggested as Imr provenunts for the. direct primary system by Ralph S. Boots, professor ..of political science at the University of Pittsburgh. The primaries have been under fire lately and llie National League of Women Voters, devoting an entire day lo (lie issue, brought the professor on to make an erudite analysis. Uools refutes some attacks, admits the merit of .other complaints and concludes that although tile politicians operate the primaries in some places they are r^ likely lo liced the wishes of the rank and (lie and the people are much better able If not any — ^ ^, more willing lo participate cflcc-| arc hel:l in llie shadow of Ihc elec- tivcly in politics than under the old lion, Scots contends, proposing a month's interval between the two elections as a maximum and two "There is hardly any party to tear down. At worst, the primary only makes this condition n-.ore obvious. There are real di- vergencies of opinion and interest among the voters. These arc represented by labor unions, farmer organizations, manufacturers' as- sociattons and so on. A realistic political grouping would bring these conflicting interests into our legislative halls nud let them speak for themselves. If the present parties only serve to keep up the appearance of a struggle between rival groups of politicians behind whose aulics arc concealed Uic tricks of the plunderers, they might belter be scrapped." Primaries will enlist the voter's attention more readily when they system of caucus an*1 convention. Cites Smith's Statement Bools cites Al Smith's announced loss of faith in the primaries as an incident of no small significance, bill asserts that when Smith gives us his chief reason the need for as- .umption of responsibility by poht- cal parties and then says political OUT OUR WAY By Williams > TS1MPIM CAM'T BEND OVER ATALU Official Problem DRBANA, III. (UP)—The county cleric here recently was confronted with the disposal of a unique will in the form of a letter, which had been mailed to him by J.- D. Mors:. banker of Gilford, near here. MOTHER FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1931 "fHE- fiFMAJJE Of THey (WF/SH . TWS472NS — WE ButL /wjsfc- oxm. SUKROUKO TH£ CCWS AND oaves- -4NO>, WITW JjOWfffEO HEAPS', PRESEtfT A CIKCL£ OF 6W57IIMS HOOKS' •~R> JH£ APPROACHING ^•N/wy. (THE £^"=j\\y USUALLY (75-M/NP A&OOT ATWCKING.) CARRIES 7«£ EG6S (N OU8IHG INCC/SATVON. t&TER HATCHIMQ 1 , 7«5 ycvHG FISH CWRT SACK INTO CHURCH EXCUSES ;By Gcorjc Jim—that's my husband—thinks I'm sure it would be that much for now that since we got into such u mess with our Church letters that \ve will not go back to Church, at (hey (ell me the expense of running a Church goes way up. So it we are not hi we won't have to pay. least, until he can go back where Even had we been left of! at ?20'or \ve came from anti straighten it out I S25 a year there Is the Sunday with the old'Church Board. I told him that if he went bar& there he probably would get. Into an argument with them. Personally, I think we might as well put Sister and Junior in some other Church a? there Is not a whole lot, of difference in them; then too. I've heard some talk about our Church haying a big debt and some talk of a new building, or at least repairing the old one. Then there is some lalk about them being behind with the Preacher's salary. So it we had gotten in we would b; expected to help pay all the debts, and with times like they are, or as The letter, which In ncTrnannor i sonlE Eay tncv arc ' we ma y need all resembled a will, was a problem fo' > °" r monc i'- O1 course. Jim is not ' 'hurt as he is on a salary and was county authorities who question its validity. It was written by Mrs Kemiis Harper. Gifford, and'was mailed here following her death. The "will" read: "June 18, 1930. "The money that is in the bank belonging to me. I want my f weeks ns an even better improvement. Pointing out. that our elective system calls for the service of more political workers than are fcimrt in all the rest of the world, the professor suggests thai if carters can control as effectively! elective offices could be reduced .mder the iirimary system as under i to five cr sis in any election and ' appointive offices greatly increased in number and given to those who have a proven capacity to fill them, ihc voter might hopo to become his own politician. 1'roposes Xeivi Flan Boots aiso advances a pet he convention system he seems to be slightly inconsistent. Primaries Rive an advantage to :nen of wealth. Boots admits, bill what system would not? Aixl as [or the charge of his C.'llow townsman. Senator David A. Reed of Pennsylvania, that primary mechanisms require expenditure of vast sums. Boots pointed out that Pennsylvania and several other slates permit huge campaign; might be drafted for nominations. plan for improvement of the primary through which the test and most deserving talent, rich or poor. al expenses paid, the digging of my Brave paid.-Every dollar that is left given to my daughter, Louisa Burk, for the care I have been to her." Signed, "Jennie Harper." Features Fail to Give Average Criminal Away SAN FRANCISCO. (OP)—You an't. tell a criminal by his features. Dr. Leo L. Stanley, San Qitenlii prison physician, recently inform •d members of the Alturian cini» lerc. Dr. Stanley produced photographs of 25 prisoners v.-'no had entered San Quentln consecutively, anj pointed out that a majority in no way resembled so-called "criminal types." The pictures were made in in effort to check certain widely accepted theories concerning ';his matter through a "psychological of physiognomy," Dr. Stan- Icy said. Most convicts arc average looking men. he maintained. n luck as he got his salary- raised. But that extra money wlil scon-'dis- appear as we had to buy so many new things and then there is our trip we are to lake this year—the one we have been talking about for years. So you sec al! that takjs money and if we had. gone into Che Church with all those debts they Victims of Hay Fever Should Remain Indoors On Hot Days HY .DR. MOKRIS FISIIiHllX Kflitnr. Journal of Hip ^mcrir.i Association, anil r,f lly-gcla, the ftrriltli M»;:i7in? In 1329. Nfiss Marjoric Ilopkh- of the department of u:c;lir:u rsymplonis. On clays when there was a high humidity from rain and a low tcnipsraturr, there were less pollens in tr.c air and therefore less Sunday School collection. While we probably wc\W not have gone to Sunday School, Sister and Junior would want to go and that would be something every Sunday. So, you see it would run up pretty high in a year. King of the Rockies. Now Faces Extinction OGDEN, Utah. (UP)—Extinction faces the "King ol the Rockies"— the grizzly bear. . i There arc, according to a recent federal game census, only 183 silver lip grizzlies remaining in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona and 'Nevada. There is only one roaming the slopes of the Rockies iiijdtah. Wyoming, due to Yellowstone'-National Park, has 81. • - Hell Roaring Pageant Planned TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (UP).— ;A pledge of financial support .'.from thR state has made possible definite owe, and maybe they have agreed' plans for presentation of "The Hell- to send a lot out for mission work. and frcm the locks of the song books, they will soon have to buy a dorado," a pageant of Tombstone's hell-roaring days uf the 80s when It was the largest and wildest city new set. Tnere is no telling the between E! Paso and Los Angeles, other expense that will com? up. [October 9, 10, 11 and 12 have been Chances sre they would expect us; designated as the time lor presen- to pay in at ieast S20 or $25 a year. I tation of T::e Helldorado. '' : symptoms. On ciays when there a low humidity, no rain fall and the New York Postgraduate Mvii-1 relatively hish temperature. Ih; pol- cnl School and Hospital made .1 : '™s were profuse in the air and al study of the iwssible effect of daily ° r lhc P atl cnts suffered much more fluctuations in humidity and t?ai- j severely. peralurcs on (he degree of sym:>- . These experiments prove not cn- loms In 103 patients with hny If- j |y the direct relationship between vrr due to scnsillznti.m to the p-,;- • sensitizatlon to pollens and the lens of ragweeds. : symptoms of hay fever, but clTer al- A similar slatcment Ins I:Y.V i so some practical tulvicc to the &u(-I been prepared covering courii;v.>>.s' ferers with this disease. Obviously! hi 1930 and a chart lus brori «-•.;> I the person who sutlers with hay fe- | cd out Indicatinj l^.e rebti-iu -;p I vcr should try. so far as possible.' between the symptoms, th; p;i:, :-s|to stay Indoors and lo prevent the inhalation of jioilens on days tint are dry and hot. On the olher hand. Ih; Indlrirl- ual can be much more comfortable culdocrs c.n days when Iherc is plenty of laiufall nn'J a hi;!! humidity. Of cour. : e. the brsl psssibl: advice is for I he person with sensitivity to ragweed to get away from j Professor Found That Fish Really Eat Fish PORTLAND, Me. (UP)—Authority for tliLs fisii story is Professor William P'. Clapp of Massachusetts Institute of Technology: While lie was aboard tile trawler Princeton, off Sable Island, making s'.mhcs to determine what fish ea'.. he found n -12-inch gooseflsh which iiari sw.iltowcd a 32-inch ccxi- fisli. He also found a codfish which had swallowed two seagulls. Stops Lynchers Marriage By the Book A r.-sidcnt of BIylhcville has submitted to llie editor of the Cturicr News a scries of six articles dealinj with marriage as a Christian ir.:(itution. These articles, lo which the writer has Civtn Ihc lidc "Muriate by Ihc Hcok." will be published from iluy lo d:iy. The first of the scries follows: Home ind the humidity. It is fomui th a .lie humidity cinve Is proper; IM-. ,I .0 the symptom curve arcl i!-r j»,-. len curve. Usually whrii t!:.- :.-.; niHity curve is dcwn. t're --MV..I. tc:n curve nnd the po'.lc-n cm-. .< „•up and vice versa. Whenever the rain I.-ii:^ •; •* amo'.mt of pollnis in th? air i* : ., and the symptoms mv n>i : -. The charts imiicatr "There was a time in Principal lialny's life when he was the host hated man in Scotland. Scarce a week passed in which the newspapers had not some venomous attack upon him. And all the time, neither in face nor temper did Rany show one trace of irritation, but carried himself n beautiful serenity. "One day Dr. Alexander Whylc mel him and said: "Rainy, I cannot understand you How do you manage lo kc:p serene like this, exijoscd lo all these venomous attacks? "Whyte, I'm vsry happy at home." Happiness at home has been the ly showing the deep feelings to his public in order that men and'wo- men may not lose faith in the marriages that are made in heaven. Christ did say that In; answer lo questions of his disciples: "What God hath joined together—" Mr. Pollock, like Principal Rainy, says: "I'm very happy at home." Less difficult it is for a poet to speak of the deep springs .in his life—poetry Is more remote, less obvious and personal—and so all humanity is lilted a bit out, of sor-. did degrading thoughts of love marriage and children by one father's poem. Fathers who dumbly feel the wonder of parenthood are grateful that Mr. Benet can express thai feeling in words of beauty and . holiness. Here is one who feels Ihe mystcry of life and his responsibility as its agency. In The New Republic (New York)": DAUGHTERS By William Rose Bend I know I never did devise Two tall girls with kind clear eyes. This Is more than life allows: Two tall girls with candid brows. I wonder how one understands Two .tall girls with slim, deft hands, Quiet, graceful, moved to mirtV By—to them—a smiling earth. ^ basis for men's greatest success. I The happy homo Is in no greater | Children that they were I've known, danger today than it lias always bren. We read of many miserable, disrupted homes, but there is no Now. they hardly seem my own. Js'ow a sudden stride is taken And the bough of life Is shaken myriads of j Musical for them; for me love and Tis a gnarled, deep-rooted trc record kcpl of tile gloiious homes where love and j Tis a gnarled, deep-rooted tree honor rule, fidelity is imquestion- Flourishing through sun and rain ed. and children arc God's greatest From the darkest soil of pain. gift and 'rcsixmsibUHy—where it can be said of the wife as of .Mrs. Can it be they move and breathe^ Kainy: "The heart of her husband doth safely trusl iix her." Channing Pollock finds It imperative for happily marricl folks to proclaim the, fact In order to With anything I could bequeath? Most their mother, yet not she, Strangely they have come to be Two tall girls who unaware Waken spring in winter air

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