The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1931 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 25, 1931
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PAGfe BLYTHEVJLLE. (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. B. 13ABCOCK, Editor f H. W. HAIKES, Advertising Manager Sole N»tlon»l Advertising Representatives: The Thomas F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sac Antonio, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Ixjuis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at Hie post office «t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress October 9, 1917. Btrved by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier In the city of Blyliievlllc, I5c per week or $6.50 per year In advance. By mail within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 lor £ix months, 85c for three months; by mail in postal lones two to six, Inclusive, $6.60 per yea-. In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. M an's Worst Enemies adult Two great enemies bract tliu hum;tn ueing of today, siiys Dr. H. Crile, famous middle-western specialist. They are infections and cmolionw; disease nnd fear, to put it more simply. In place of tlie claws, horns and fangs wit'ii which other animals protect tlium- sch'ss, Dr. Crile- points out, man lias only an extremely 1-igli development of certain parts of his brain. This, his greatest asset, is also his greatest lia- .V.bility. He. literally'consumes his brain with' worry and fear. A long and grinding emotional strain may use up 100,000 brain cells. . There may he a method of escape, says Dr. Crile,. in an intellectual approach to,' the 'problem. The fear of death .is :the worst Of man's fcfirs, for it begins-afe a child and continues into old age; but-itj is-.a fear that can be rationalized. Some day, the doctor believes, when children are trained to understand the physical aspect, of dcatli as a fact, the ntce.wifl Uc free of this terror. •'•• r '••....-• •'Spmetjmo's it seems as if the whole story : of -the race's climb from savagery to civilization is simply a story of the discarding of fears. • In the beginning, men feared everything that they did not understand, and they udcrstood almost nothing at all. The thunder, the night, the wind, the plowing si-arsr—all of these were profound mysteries, carrying a threat and a veiled menace. Even the lire that leaped upon the stone hearth in cave or forest hut was a mystery—a thing to be propitiated, sometimes a thing to be worship]red. Wo have gone a long way since that day. Coming down from the jungle, men havcj learned to scoff at things their ancestors shuddered at; to make •use of elemental forces which put their forefathers in fright. Few fears remain, and those few grow fewer each generation." ' And sometimes one is compelled to wonder if this is altogether gooil for us. Fear is a tyrant, hut it serves one good purposes; it keeps a man in a slatu of becoming" humility. The mysterious shadows at the, edges oC existence may hide terrors, but they may also bide great possibilities. The mystic, who . ,OUT OUR WAY sees (laming visions lliat MM the rat of us find beauty anil joy inj life, is usually n man who is greatly frightened by the terror and the mystery that he senses in the world. To abolish fear, as Dr. Crilc advises, is a splendid aim; but it will liu bad for us if we abolish mystery us well. We know almost too much about our world as it is. —Urncc Cation. A Time For Rural Landowners lo Be Caulious. Turn-back Iglslallon enacted lust winter, by swelling county roads funds temporarily, gave an Impetus to a movement for Improving the secondary thoroughfares that me commonly spoken of nowadays as fftrm-lo-murkel roads. In principle, the need and value of such Improvements are not open to debate, But it Is well tlml Chairman Dwlghl II. Ulackwood of the State Highway Commission, and oilier men well acquainted with the status of road financing In Arkansas, have reminded us nil of the need of cnutlon In forming road improvement dls- trlcls for Mils purpose. An impression lias got abroad lliA tlic property mortgaging fenUire ol such districts will be In tills case an emply formality, mul Mint between (hem stale and county will bear the whole burden of paying olf the bonds. Chairman Ulackwood polnis out that ihc larger of the two state contributions constituting the turn-back, representing 12 1-2 per cent of the proceeds of state highway bond sales, will Ije available only Ihls year and next. After IBM, no more sliitc road bonds will be sold. 'flic proceeds of the additional one-cent tax on gasoline will become the only source of stole aid for county road funds. The estimate Is that, this lax will yield about $1,000,000 n 'year, not, a very substantial sum when pin-rated among 75 counties. It Is probable, In Mr. Blackwood's words, that many counties will then Ilntl_thcm- sclvcs with Insufficient funds to nicct maturities of any considerable amount of local road district bonds. The farmers and rural landowners of Arkansas had their lesson on the dangers of heavy improvement district debt 10 years ago when (he good roads movement swept the slate. It took state Intervention, through the Murtlnean road plan, to pull liicse landowners out of Hie slough o! debt In which they, had involved themselves. Admirable as the farm-to-markct movement is In Us purpose, It will be wise lo take a good long sober ihlnk before plunging Into it on the Improvement district basis. It will be well lo remember, among other tilings, that the state could not step in a sccon:! lime to relieve dislrcss und perhaps avert financial dts- asteh The stale's borrowing power for highway purposes, which was practically untouched before the passage of the Marllncaii law, has now been employed to Us full capacity to provide Arkansas with n siatc highway system. —Arkansas Gazelle. The oITicc sii^e wants to know why gags arc called "wise"-cracks. "A signal llagglng the event." as engineer. the brakcmflii said A complete breakfast wns sent by plane recently from New York to the coast. Air-Meal service, as it were. A Tennessee couple were married the other day in an automobile. A short while aflcr the ceremony, it is retried, they went into reverse. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark TODAY IS THE- ANNUVERSA! _SATURDAY, APRIL_gS. 193i BE SURE YOU'RE RISHT-, HAI.FOUK'S DECLARATION On April 25, 1917, Arthur J. Halfour, foreign minister and former premier of England, made his first Important official declaration at Washington. He had come to this country as head or a British commission to convey his government's greetings on the occasion of our entrance Into the war. I>i his talk to newspaper correspondents, in which he stated, that the entente ixivrers did not seek a formal alliance with the United States. Balfour said In part: "I am told that there aw some doubting critics who seem to think that the object of the mission . to this country Is to inveigle the United States out of its traditional |K)llcy and to entangle it powers, f cannot imagine ;iny ruin formal alliances with E'.tro|>can mor with less foundation. '(Our confidence in the assistance which we are going to set from this community is nol based upon such'shallow considerations as those which ari?e out of formal treaties. No treaty could increase the undoubted confidence with which we look to the United Slates, who. having come into the "Glad you liked the ride, .'Millie—just wail'll next week, when I start delivering for that flower store." war, arc going through." to set the war Here Are National Issues As Party Chiefs Draw Them BY KOPNliV DUTCHEK NBA Service Writer WASHINGTON—Judging from 67 elonealcd mimeographed sheets received in ti.x weeks from Hip. Itanocratic publicity bureau and 41 similar sheets In the same period from the Republican publicity bureau. Ihe parly arguments for the 1932 campaign as thus far formulated are as follows: Democrats I Paeslum f xcavations Nearing Completion NAPLES, (UP) — The excavations of the Forum at Paestum, the ancient city of Greek origin, are ncaring completion. The Forum,, which was added to the Hellenic city in Roman times, measures about G5 yards by 1GO, and numerous remains of temples, law courts, stores and houses have appeared. Paestum possesses the two finest Greek temples out ol Greece, and with the raw excavatons the old city is revealing its topography clearly. A DEEQ, ITS SCIENTIFIC i5=r OF ALL114E DEER-KIBE. " VME SO-CALLED USED Wf ORIENTAL IS NOT" MflDE FROM BUr VROM THE PiTH OF A ItSE Republicans Hoover promised prosperity under The Republicans have effected a Republican administration and agricultural measures which have now look at us. Tne lamest single factor in the sharp decline of our foreign trade was the IIoovcr-Grundy tarilT bill. I kept our farm prices far above tncse in other countries. They inaugurated a tremendous endure conriilioiis frightful to co'n- emplale had ircrbert Hoover not been at the helm. No man in oilicc ever worked devotedly and Hoover has. "If a businessman cannot laugh," says Sir Thomas Upton, "he has no right to gel rich." Most businessmen now. however, will be content to grin and bear 11. By Williams construction program which gave The larill bill also deepened the j hundreds of thousands of jobs to distress and misery of the farmer, i men who needed them. The administration has made no' The country would have had i to constructive diorl to lessen (he s:- i riousncss cf the situation or to ol-! Icviale sulfcrin;*. ! Hoover and members of his cabinet spent many months trying la fool the people about the extent of unemployment. Ti'.e great bulk of the president's campaign promises have not been kept and no iu»empt has been maiie to keep tin".:!. The administration has maintained a consistent general p-jllcy of subterfuge, vaccilalion and evasion. It luis played cheap i>clitics with the depression, as in its treatment ol Demauratic Senator Wagner's unemployment measures. Mr. Hoover, Ihc great cniueev. ami Mr. Mellon, the "greatest wc- retary of Ihe treasury since AIi'X- nuder Hamilton." have ti> miu:ii;;-jd country's allairs that the [;ov- crnment now faces a deficit of somev. here near a billion dollars. The Republicans are so bankrupt lor Issues thai they seek to ina!:e national issue of the corruption of some obscure Tammany forgetting their own complete silence anent the Harding administration scandals. a. use. A \-ot OF DECIMALS IF VOO GET V1ONM , TAVfE A -ft-V BOLL O' TH' WOOD=,' AMBVfidOS 6lWS -To 6E.T <S»UOP - OF TH' OM TH' ,16o.' V<\MOA A <So^ TO GET i OUT OF Tt-V.SHoR. EM OOT. 'EM OUT --TI-V E.ME.R^/BOOV WAUTs To GET OP, SoT OMW A, FEW Gef DO'WM To rr — so. oMG Of TW ?£>,>/ HE.V.PS HIM OOT ?fi> SOOKl AS POSSl6\-E-ll6 t -;C2 P .,V.'!lt"M A GUVi> <3TOOMIU' ART 1M A SHOP , IT WOUV-O PAV Tl \' SMOP 1b COIA.EO.E Designs Sought for New Quarter WASHINGTON, (DP) — Secretary of Treasury ISfcllon soon will Invite artists throughout the country to submit designs for a new 2o-cent piece which will be issued next year celebraticn connection of the 200th wth the anniversary of the birth cf George Washington. The coin will be the first to bear the image of Washington; It is authorized by legislation passed in CHURCH EXCUSES — jtj George W. "That llicy nil may be one; as thou, Father, art in mo, and I in thcc, that they may all be one In us: that the world may bc- licvc that tliou hast sent' me." ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Committee. the closing days of the last ECT- slon of Congress. On the front ot the 25-cent piece now in USD is a full-leiisth figure of a woman, while the back is engraved with an eagle in flight. Historic Gardens Will Be Opened to Public operation of the Richmond Chapter ot the Wakefield Memorial Association and the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia. The two organizations have a twofold purpoft-. in arranging this garden pilgrimage: To enable those interested to view these old places , so closely connected wilh events in ' the early national history ol th( |, ! country, and to obtain funds to be WASHINGTON, (Ul'J—The pub- used in the restoration 01 the birth- lie is to be Biven an opportunity | place of George Washington at. from April 20 to May 3 to f lew the WakL'iiold, Va. historic gardens and homes of historic Tidewater, Virginia. This has taen made po&slblc through the co- i Read Courier Kcws want pds. more intelligently, industriously than The depression was due primarily lo depression outside this country and drought within. The Red Croas functioned 100 pc: cent and children in drought areas have never been so healthy as they now arc. The Democrats have offered no program of Iheir own to the country, except for Chairman Kaskobs proposal to solve economic problems by icpcnling the anti-trust laws and offering everybody u drink. The Republicans gladly accept the lariff as a presidential campaign issue. Every Democratic lariff has brought on disiislcr. The Democratic -party wants to substitute low foreign wage scales for high American wage scales. The south should throw off the shackles of Democracy; its greni Industrial progress has been made under Republican rule. Tammany exercises conlrol over the National Democratic 1'arty. Special Capacity For Music Apparently Is Hereditary «v in;. JIOHUIS risiuu:ix Kdilor, .li.nrnal .of the American Mi-iliml Assorialinn, and uf ilygria, Ihe Health Mu;:iiinc II wa-. widely believed thai :..bnt is inherited and thai the *lii;- 0:vn (if ijcoplc of groat talon: ;ue likely also to possess talent. Already newspapers report 111; daughter of Zlrcfi'ld an.'l n.l'.io keeping Burke has appeared on tlr and il said that the druu; Caruso Is taking snijOiu lev Tlirre seems to be much e to support tlv. 1 belief ih.u capacity In nr.isic Is inbaii special evidence is tl'.o f;i rome of th? nrcat grimr-r fhovin this talent very <a:;> ::i As cited by Poi>e:i;>p. H:uU i posed music before he u.i> !."• old. lircthovcn at 10. Ilr.tliin* .r Chcpin a! 8. lian.lel :u ' . Haydn at 0. T!ie pc:,:-.. c l-'janck appeared as .1 \i:t-i... 11, Jotcf Hofm^nn at 7. .'.!,;:, at 5. ami Zimbahsl ril ;• piirnitly n-.tisic is one a'. ::. of ihe special talenls, to :i..,:-;i :-rlf manl'cst in li'.e cr.\'.:'i l-r.intini. poetry or «::ipi.;..: : likely to be manliest n> :•. .,, talent somewhat Uiler. Pop. : . ( .. iieves lhat this is tor ti.; i. j that music is rs.icnii.dh a •,-.: i live nrt. The rrci> r 'ii:i:oi-. »: , j is. cf course. .1 iinitli-. 1 .•! .. , what is inlicd "m'.:r.iia! ..i. mu.-.ician ir.UJt aho liav.- ... , js'inct fcr style ar.d nn!i-r .,:.; ! e:iK\ions must be :•'.;;•;r.i ':;• •. Tlicre are for.-.c psjcivJo.'.--. 'insist that great intcrc.^-. ,r .; is the response to au infriiority ccmpicx luivin^; to do with hearing, but the e\idcnce hardly seems to t)*j FufTlclent lo warrant this belief. Practically nil authorities on heredity now iv.M-ee thnt musicallly must be regarded as inborn, because it e.xisted in the ancestry. It the ancestors of the child were not musical, little is to be gained by il conslantly at lessons. "Whether .1 rhiid is or is nol miali- f I ficd to profit by musical instructions." says Popcnoe. "can be determined easily enough by standard ;^l tests." There is no s|wclat reason why a child should spend many I hours at a p;nno stool drudging ii.r.c[ v>IUi forearm and finger movements he?. ! in order lo develop the amount ot i ::•.- j music appreciation that is neces- • Mrs- sary for culture. .' -:V whereas the talent for music K ..:.:! | fairly frequent, the talent for art '-. -• Is much more rare. Out of a school .> . t ! population cf 200^000 studied in :..:. .n I Caltloinla. only 59 were found pr.r- j .V-.-. ttcularly promising In an. and I i:-.'.i these were fennel, so far as theiri i:.- ] gcntral Intellect was concc-niel o I lather mediocre capacity. :s' It is not certain to just what e>: • : il I tent ability in art runs lr. families.; !;, -' On tho other Uaivl. (here are plenty ,-:i ; of simple which make it possi- bio to determine whether o- nol the! child has any talent at draw ins When such tests are used, children .'.c;with special ability and talent can | .'.i- ' be cncour.igcd an1 those who have i I. is no special ability may be pivcn ar; j -.<:. appreciation vithoul spending nu-i :o mcrous hours on a technic \vh:ch ' '. h TELEVISIONS You would say she had X-ray eyes ... was clairvoyant ... a fortune teller-— except that thousands of shoppers see as clearly as she into the contents of per-' fectly opaque jars, and foretell with the same swift accuracy the future of the things they buy. Advertising is her television. Advertising gives her complete advance information. Quietly, in a congenial corner of her home, she thinks and determines before - -".^t-*?i»i*aB she buys. Finding out about the newest foundation cream, the crispest breakfast food, the most gossamer brand of hose. Comparing these with others. Making selections serenely. Going forth to buy .., She has only this left to do. No worrying or hesitating when confronted by two jars, each equally inviting. No doubts about their makers. Advertisements have told her the invisible merits—given her clear true images of the contents of those jars, and the results of their use. Rare is the woman who can boast she has never bought anything she wishes she hadn't bought. But with the aid of advertisements, that sort oC buying is almost entirely done away with. A regular reading of advertisements keeps shopping-tempers sweet. .-!c they can never successfully use.

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