The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1931 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 12, 1931
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BLYTnEVlLLB. (ARK.y COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS • ' 0. R: BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager •1'" ' 8ol« Nitlon*! Advertising Representatives: The Thorn** P. Cluk Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dalian, San Antonio, Ban Francisco, Chicago, St. LouU. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as wcona class matitr at the post odlce at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act of Congreu October », 1911. Served by tb« United Press SUB8CBITTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blylhevllle, 15c per week or K.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius ol 60 miles, 13.00 per year, »1.M for six months, 85o lor three months; by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6,50 per year, in zones men and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. The Taciturn Bishop It seems to us that Bishop Cannon stands too strongly upon liis rani or imagined right to withhold from the senate investigating committee the information which it seeks concerning his iwlitical activities. Whether or 'not the committee tech- nically'1ms the authority to compel the good bishop to testify, it would seem that if the bishop has done nothing to be ashamed of the simple and sensible thing for him to do would be to tell his story, satisfy the senatorial curiosity and receive the senatorial absolution. By refusing to talk the bishop puts himself in the position of the witness who stands upon his constitutional right to withhold information that might incriminate himself. He convicts himself, not in the eyes of the law but at the bar of public opinion, which to one in Bishop Cannon'ii position is a high court. TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1931 ers, realizing Unit their own prosperity depends upon public confidence in banks and bankers, arc setting about the placing of their own house in order. The stale bankers association has adopted a code of practices which its sponsors believe will, if Kcnernlly adopted, place banking ujnm a basis of stability that will virtually eliminate failures and their attendant losses to stockholders and, depositor-. This code seems to be principally a plan to enable banks to earn profits without taking chances. Such codes have been adopted by other forms of business, not always to the benefit of the public. Tho latter, however, has an interest in the solvency and prosperity of banks that it does not necessarily have in other forms of business, and will be tlio gainer through any plan which puts banking on H stronger basis. If the ban!;;* of Arkansas, by eliminating destructive types of competition, can assure the people of this state security for their funds and improved financial service, there will be m> inclination to begrudge them a generous profit. The Cure Is Not by Law Failure of legislatures in Arkansas, Tennessee and other states to take radical action to prevent recurrence of such a wave of wholesale bank failures as swept this part of the country in November and December of last year is not necessarily evidence that our lawmakers are remiss in serving the public welfare. Dishonest, careless or incompetent banking 7s~a"~st''fibus public evil, but like many other evils it is nut 'necessarily subject to legislative remedy. The great American habit of trying to cure all the ills of life by law is coming to be recognized as the source of many of our most serious troubles. Laws are necessary, to orderly existence, but they cannot supply honesty or intelligence, nor can they compensate for a lack of those qualities. With respect to banking, as to many other at-tivities, we already have laws enough to bring in the millenium if only a way could be found to give the laws the effect they are supposed to have. There is no need, therefore, to lament the factl that last November's financial disasters produced no wholesale reworking of our banking laws, and much reason to rejoice that Arkansas bank- Sunday Cinemas in Britain Tlio prolonged, sometimes sharp, but oflcn amusing controversy In Great Britain about the opening of cinemas on Sundays has now readied the floor of llic House- of Commons. When 11 popular practice, such as that of pcrmit- llnt' Ihc exhibition of movlni; pictures on the Sabbalh day, is suddenly discovered by a court of .law to tc Illegal, something has got to gc— either the practice or tlic law—anil in Britain only rarltanicnl can decide. The legal qiiration Is not nullc' so simple us it nppcnrs. The law forbidding Sunday cntertain- mcnls for profit was passed us loiy ago as 1780, when sectarian feeling was fnr less lolerant tlmn it is today; ami It is of the same period as another old act. still on the statute buoks, which Imposes penalties on any poison who fails (o attend church on the .Sabbalh. In the preliminary stages of the debate Parliament, voted against the ancient bnu. lint here at once. ll was confronted with a number of Inconsistencies to - which the new bill would-give the sanction of law. Movie shows wire to be |>cr- mlllcd on Sundays, but only on condition that part of the profits won', to charily. Now this appears to be a condition very difficult to justify. Either Sunday cinemas are harmful or they are not. If they arc harmful, they ought to be forbidden absolutely. If they are harmless, the condition is uncalled for. If attendance at cinemas on Sundays is wrong, the lightness of charity does not mnke the • amusement less wrong. To drag In charily appears to bo au attempt to comixnmd with conscience. The feeling of the majority in Parliament is evidently In favor of conflrmini; by law the prhllcge which the cinemas have enjoyed for JUicen years. But here the managers of kyi- timatc theaters step in. If the picture houses ore to be oj>en, by what right are their competitors to be complied to close? Why, it. is askQdj slioald these exhibitions from Hollywood receive preference over the performance of English drama rendered by. English actors? If tho law is to be revised, there shouTTl not b: one Inw for the cinema, and another for the theater. nut suppose it is decided to retain the ban on both—what then? What form of activity will the multitudes seek when they, arc not going lo church? The saloons of England—the "public houses"—are open for many hours. Is It not an intolerable inconsistency that the saloons should liave this freedom to oi»n their doorr, at times when the much less harmful amus?- nicnl of Hie theater nn:l the movie Is forbidden? —Christian Science Monitor. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "l,iifc ;i«;iin—I miuss the children will iusl hiivc to learn to KCI themselves ready for school." IN NEWYORI UJJrJy Gilbert Swan TODAY IS THE- I'ETAIN'S APPOINTMENT On May 12, 1317, General 1'elatn vas api>olnted ccmmander-in-chief of the French armtes operating on Hie French front. General Foch succeeded Petnin as chief of staff of the ministry of war. General Pctaln, In a statement on the day of his appointment, urged America to send as many men as possible as soon as they could be transported to France, to be put Into Immediate training under French commanders, but lo maintain their autonomy as American units. Tills day in the World War also commemorates the capture of Bullecourt by Uic British in the Arras district, and the British bombardment of Zccbriiggc, the Gcrmrn submarine base on the Belgian coast. In Ihe Arras advance the British captured many prisoners and greatly improved Ihcir position. Seven Women Holding Big State Political Jobs CHICAGO, (UP)—Seven women | hold major slalj political offices throughout the country it was disclosed today ill a survey by the American Legislators' Association. Four secretaries cf states, two state treasurers and one slate auditor, arc women. There no women governors as Nellie Ross of Wyoming aud "Ma" Ferguson of Texas have been supplanted by men.t The secretaries of state arc Miss Ella Lewis, Kentucky; Mrs. Marguerite P. Baca. New Mexico; Mrs. C. E. Coyne, South Dakota; and Mrs. Jane Y. McCallnm, Texas. Mrs. Emma Guy Cromwell, Kentucky, and Mrs. Berta E. Bakei 1 , Norlh Dakota, are the state treas- urcis. Mrs. Ana Frohinillcr of Arizona is the only state auditor. rms CURIOUS WORU Even a Broadway Columnist Suffers .down; 12 restaurants close and 100 From "New Lows' 1 In Ills Inferl- more open. crily Complex After Finding; Out Su Many Facts About Ills City in the New Guide Books. For instance, opening casually M. James' volume I come upon a chap- iter headed, "Thimjs Out of HID Or- 'Idinary," and read: "Daca. whc. runs NEW YORK, May 12.—My-Info-; a bcokshop on Washington Square, rlority complex reaches what Wall | Is the only ex-cowboy bookseller in Street calls "now lows" every time New York." Well. I hope you a fresh guide book to New York \ don't, try to find Daca there, becomes uloni;. j cause he's moved over to !5th st., And, lor some reason, a young . or thereabouts. Hut that's the way deluge- cf them has suddenly lop- pled on my desk. I'm supposed to know nil about New York and yet 1 couldn'l have told you how to calcli a bus for Dayonne, N. J. . things eo in New York! * * * At any rate, both of tiles? tomes are breezy, chatty and informative. ; -Mons. James, 1 believe, lias a greal- I didn't, know that Bllllc Burke ami : er collection of statistics, but "New Barbara Uennctt had dresses do- j York Is Everybody's Town" has an signed by Helen Paul ... I haven't j amav.itig collection of anecdotes seen the new Mudicul Center sine; i about places and tilings, the corner stone was laid .... I) Written by women, it recalls that Fossilized Skeltons tc Be Housed in Museum VERNAL. Ulah, (UP)—Fossilized skeletons of mammoth dinosaurs— some 136 feet long—will be. placsd in a museum building at the proposed Dinosaur national monument near Jensen, Utah. Reprcseiilalives of the .national park service said the building is definitely Construction is to begin soon. The dinosaur quarry is onu of the most fan-ens in the United States. It was discovered and de- vcloixd by a University of Utah professor. A BARRfSSE OP F&UfT AtV) VEGETABLES, PISH wea? TWCOWN . 7HAT HAD BSEN SHOT 4ND VMS' A9PA&EMLY OEK>, SilDXNiY SWNO/NG STRAOWflT") 20O YARDS &EFOPE MflXE A SA?e MNDING .. ZOO Million DolLAQS' WOfZTH Of C/JORS" in TRg i>Ni7£p STA&S: CHURCH EXCUSES = By George W. Barham= You have heard m-; tell ho\v Jim —that's iny husband—and 1 left our iiome town and failed to bring our church letters with us and what a mess we got into when 0:1 Easter we started to join our Church here and when the Minister opened what we thought was our letters, while we were standing there before the who!e congregation—. Well, he said we could send back for them, and now after eight years we have them and Jim says we have been here this long we might as well wait a while and'let- that Ccngregaiion change up some. Of course, I know members will be moving away and neve ones coining in and after a' few up when they move aud if there is a church of their faith in the new location they should go right in. But we did Just what a lot of people do. We thought we would - wait and see just what kind of folks went to our church and If they stay home or rather If you'-(]on't go to church it takes a long time to get to know all of them, arid if you get mixed up wilh the wrong kind of people that may provve'em- barrassing. -';. I will have to admit that "•' we weren't very strong on church-Vgo- ing before we came here, if there is sucli a thing. I guess we were what you might call nominal church members. Then there is another way you could look at II ' There cou!d not be enough work 1 around a church to keep all. the I don'L knov; how that Is going j members busy and Ihere is alvir'jiys to suit [he Pastor. We haven't laid I enough lhat seem to like to do'-.fhc him yet that we have the letters. I > work or al least Ihey do it, so,ever realize now mere than ever that a j since 1 was saved, as they call 'it, everything fixed . I've just been very well satisfied. museum J' c an it will be like a new crowd assured. alld tllerl lve c:m BO in without any embarrassment. have but a vague notion how to BO about buyiiiR a $200 hat or a $153 pair of stockings I always OUT OUR WAY By Williams I OFFEM a\T Trt 1 SCORMFuU USE. THEM Pits MH A\WOSE. TA-&.TES TrAfcC? NOSES "TILT OP TO Tv\E AT SIMPLE TwiMGS Tw'T -frW\LL ME. THRO . So , iP M4 TASTES ALL RUM To ' HlGVA MATS CALLTH BuMK, MEED KIT PITS ME owe BIT; _BECAU&E TIER'S So MUCH MORE. OF IT; •*-°-»"."^. have to telephone lo find out where .the big ocean liners dock . . . And I'm always.forgctling Ihc exact address ol important buildings, particularly Ihe new ones. Oh, well, I live here and can wait until some visitor from out home comes along and sets me right. Bui there seems to be no reason why the visitors shouldn't have e. swell lime running about Ihr- .city wilh a young library of swell new guide books under their amis, reading ns Ihcy run and gelling knocked over by tavicabs when they try lo cross streets. Bui if you do want lo do a llllle horn:; study li:fore starling for this town, -two volumes on New York I'm icady to recommend are 'New York Is Everybody's Town," by Helen Joseph)' and Mary Mar- naret McBride, anc! New York," by Riau "All About Jamiv. who already has an opus mil about ' catiup places.' Of course, no guide b;»!: y! New Yolk can bo expected lo b."- veiy permanent. Jusl auoul tho time Hie book goes to PITS?, five | novr buildings go up. :u::l tlionej fellow-women might want some, data on beauty parlors and hairdressing emporiums; that they might want to know what sorl of colthcs to bring along and what to buy. Since the authors nrc women, they had a slight advantage. And ns vintage reporters on New York dailies, they have saved up tons oi human interest touches. ,1 have; learned from Ihcse books, for instance, lhat .Mrs. Clarence Millhiser Is reputed to have spent a million decorating her apartmcnl in the Ritz Towers . . . That there really are seven Ogilvlc sisters, those gals who know so much about hair . . . Thai Tom Hadden, who shanghaied so many sailors, lived in Cherry slrccl, and lhat George Washington once lived there, too ... That the Swamp Angel gani; used lo hide its IOD! near Gclham court . . . that there arc two cigar store Indians still In Ihe streets . . . That Manbous- sin, the swanky jeweler, originated modernistic jewelry behind guarded doors lor fear design pirates would learn of his work ... That veteran salesfolk at Best's have dressed certain famous folk aaml now dress their offspring. I have a notion thai I'll find these volumes handy. GILBERT SWAN. mentioned in the book are lorn' (Copyright. 1031, SEA Service. Less Work, More Food Result In Overweight o ItV i>l!. S1OUUIS FISHIIKIN i people nr;> now engaged in occu- J'clilrr, Journal of Ihr .\nvric 1:1' patlons which expose them to c.iH. Awrcnllon, nml of Hi- 'so thai the fco.1 required to keep Kth, the Health .Mn.tarinr I the average |H?rfon warm Is being Overweight Is within ccrt.i-.n :-.;r.- ! gradually reduced, it.r.ions believed lo be rclaiii.-lv <u--j Finally, food is more apiictip.iu'i; firable during the period r-t r\i ! .'.:i- I and easier to cat then ever boforr. hoocl and prowth. and concriu-'; :>lft is abundantly available to the bo n liability after middle .1 :•.- In ! majority of people. There arc but a consideration of food inuk.' .i;M j few restraining factors on over- i:vcn\eiyht. Dr. Alonzo E. T.'y;-; ujv/eiGhE. Physicians who or? cc:i- -jcerncd with the matter know thai propaganda issued by life Insurance companies and style play a hr^e part. Dr. Taylor makes the wiv j conclusion, to which practically all observers will agree, that style Ins a greater influence than any advice based 0:1 scimci argument o; sound scientific advice. Exercise accomplishes little. There Is only one exercise thnl accomplishes much -tl;e ability to shake the -head frcr.i rlcv.l )o IcM wlu-n a second helping is otlertd. inclined lo believe l\::\t t!i ncmic chanjes thai h.-ur place in cur modern nvi',-. conduce to u national ov.-•.-.•. The body \v:ighl r,i ai:;, represents a Inlaiuv br'.v.i. 'amount of tdod taken •.:> ;n.i :' ;c | :imound used up cilhcr for i!i p.,,1 rlucllon of heal or cntr.:> ;.. :; ;0 i form cf exercise. Due lo l^c coming r.; ; •. ;-,; \- chmcs. Including the in.-: - ., . r and Ihe machines in iudi;-i:-, ! -,-. pie do les-s work tT.iUi il:?v , •, : .1 iln the home there arc i!:.., -,-. ,.-.,. ; rr5, vacuum clraner>. tl; ':. : .•_-. • oil heaters, electric !i^-.:. i.::,..^ j water. fo;ci mixers ar.rl CM;-.; . - i innumerable ol'.'.cr dcv:a . :,, : ,-.. inj: the energy of tbf hi,;. , ; Hence- people lei;".],-. : , •.. • ;K cr.cigy than thc-y r-., : •. ..; , in relationship to the .•:-..-..•.-.• ,| 'work they do. F-^r:her-:-c>-,- -,-., HEIRLOOMS OF 1931 A Young member of some far-off generation will take down a piece of stemmed glassware from a cupboard. . .. "Look, they used this glass on their daily table." ... He will Hit a length of glowing drapery from a chest "They used this curtain at their window" *.r Heirlooms such as these will indicate to them our 1931 civilization. But there will be another record—the pages of our newspapers and magazines. Here in advertisements they will read of everything worthy that is possessable today. They will sense the countless shops that carry these offerings .. . the endless labor in factories, improving, perfecting things. Likely enough they will marvel a little that you can buy goods so fresh ("This mayonnaise might have just been made in your kitchen") so carefully prepared ("It took us three years to perfect this cream") ... so dependable (This cigarette has always the same satisfying fragrance") .. .so recent (Only the other day this diamond bracelet came to this country"). Perhaps those for-off readers will want to make some of these purchases themslvcs—and won't be able to, because" of time and distance intervening. But you can! You do!' Neither time nor distance deters you. Here it is—anything you wish to buy. Homespun tweeds from Scotland . .. breakfast flakes from sunny wheatlands in,the West. \. i:. A. to Mccl on Coasl I.OS ANGELES. Calif., (DPI — Mc.iv than 30.000 visitors will be In l.os Anselc.s lo attend the National Education Association convention to be held here June 27 lo July 3. It is the first tlmo in 30 years the organization has met j mi • , • . There is romance back ot every advertised good thing. Romance of change, of the .ceaseless effort at perfection. Advertisements are true mirrors of the best to be had today. They give you an easy, happy scrvey of all that is buyable. They help keep you chi'c in yourself, your surroundings, every inch of your purchasing Read them and remember their news: ,

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