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May 13, 1931

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 13, 1931
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1931 THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIKR NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O. B. BABCOCK, Bailor H. W. HAINES. Advertising Manager Snle National Advertising Representatives: The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta. Dallas, San Antonio, San I-'ranclsco, Chicago, St. Louis. Publistied Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered »s second class matter at the post office at Blythcville. Arkansas, under act of Congress October. 9. 1917. • Served by the Unites Press RATES nv carrier .in the city of Blylhevllle. 15o per »-ri>k or »C.50 Dfr year In advance. T?y mall within a radius of fin miles. $3.00 wr tear. for fix months, 85c for three months: iw mail In postal zones two to six. inclusive. 16.50 per year. !" zones reven and eight, $10.00 'rcr year, payable .in advance. Mississippi County Siraitilerries The editor had his eyes knocked out, • in a figurative way, Tuesday afternoon will) a first hand demonstration of one of the things that Mississippi county soil is good for besides growing cotton .'at-eight cents a pound. Mr. 10. B. Lloyd, who lives near Yarbrp, paid a call at the Courier News, and under his arm he had four boxes of strawberries that for size, color and ' flavor outclassed the Louisiana and Ozark section berries usually found on the locnl market about 400 per cent. To satisfy our curiosity we counted a box of them and found 28 berries 'to ' a heaping pint. ' Mr. Lloyd has an eighth of ah acre in strawberries, set out four.years ago: •The drouth did s some damage to his patcl}, .but in spite of that he is getting all the strawberries his family can eat, plenty to put up for use next fall and winter, and a surplus for sale. Two years ago his family- had fresh strawberries from this patch for six v/eek's, canned forty quarts, and-sold $60 worth of berries, which makes' that eighth .of an acre of. land }ust about the most profitable little piece- of Mississippi county that we have heard about. . ' • Now we suppose'that strawberries, like other things that are produced on faiTiis, 'ara not always profitable. But. profitable or not they are one of .the"' ' •things that help make life worth while. . A ; farmer may be^ broke and-';still -'be';happy if he has plenty of strawberries, bacon and eggs, 'fried chicken and simi- . lar things, but a farmer brpkje in the middle 'of ;a : cotton 'patch is' iii a pretty miserable • fix, as ; some! .have... learned in the rwt. very 'distant past. And s6 we taka 'off our. hat today to Mr. Lloyd as'pn&'idf the, men who is showing the way; j:o. a ; better and more economically sound .farm life ; in Mississippi county. Fixing Responsibility Gerard Swope undoubtedly struck a popular note in telling the International Chamber of Commerce that the "dole" is harmful both, for the man who gets it and for the community that pays it. However, he followed it by pointing to OUT OUR WAY , COURIER NEWS' a fact that is often ignored—that in-,,; dustry.itself must:find some fair and workable alternative if the dole is to be' avoided. ' , l Tins fact, self-evident as it is, gets overlooked with surprising frequency. The dole has been damiied from one. tfido of the world to the other it) the last decade; the alternative to the dole ' has seldom' been given much attention.'..'' The evils of the dole are fairly ob-': vious. England is painfully familiar with them. Hundreds of thousands of'' young Englishmen are growing into manhood without ever having held jobs in their lives. They have not had to work. The government has supported them. Some of them prefer to remain unemployed. Why work, when a kind government, will''pay you a-wage any-.. • way? . • It is no .wonder that industrialists have looked on the dole as a radical device only, oiie degree better than outright Communism. But, as Mr. Swope points out, there is another side to'if. England is paying the dole because she lias^ to. Unemployment has been widespread and chronic-ever since the" war. England has missed actual revo-. lution, in the years since 1915, by an incredibly narrow margin—the margin of the despised dole. With all of its evils, the dole has kept the nation, from collapse. In this country, today, we are having our troubles with . unemployment. It has been widespread enough and it '. has lasted long enough to make many people look wistfully at the British' dole system. Mr. Swope, -in condemning the dole system, very properly •• goes on to say that if industry wants to avoid the dole it must, by its own fore- •• thought and planning, avoid unemployment. That, after-all, is all comes down to. The ordinary man is entitled to a job. If his. country's economic system is so poorly constructed and so badly synchroni/cd that he cannot get' one, he is entitled to some sort of pittance that will keep him'and his fa'm-.-V ily.from starvation.. ; '-.- .-••'_ Industry, naturally, abhors the dole. ' Too often it forgets the. responsibility to. which Mr. Swope-hag poirited-^th'at'- industrial leadership must make the •dole unnecessary. Mr. Swope has done the country a great service in making that responsibility clear. • SIDE GLANCED, Bygeorgc Clark PAGE TODAY IS AN I'KOTKST AT ODESSA .V On May 13, 101?; n Jewish dim- oiistrallon took place at Odessa, Hussla, whom • 501110 thousands Wthercrt In front of the Huinanlan consiilnlc to protest 'against recent IH-lrcntinent of Jews In Rumania. One of the delegates elected by the crowd presented to M, Ore- elinm, the consul general, n wrll- lon prolcst against the i-epqrfod ncls of violence. The. consul gcn- einl leleiiraphcd tho protest 'to Jnssy and communicated to the tl,?legntes a. telegram, from Jassy stating that the whole Jewish question was to be dealt .wltlr'-ln the current session pt tho Ruinan- lan Parliament. "' .- •' Just two days prior to the pro- Irsl at Odpssa n deputation of Itiimanlati Jows- caned on .-Klni! Fuvdinnnd and presented him .with a note bceiting him to take the nn- tlvo Jp.wj under.his protection, Accompanying Ilie hot6 was. an np- litnl which tl» native Jews had distributed, to Jiissy on May 6. I "You've sure kept* me'.looking swell, Hert. As soon as some wealthy dunn> falls' f«r me I'M settle thut bill— ami then sonic." .;''..' . FKRHKAL GAS TAX 'OPPOSED WASIliNG.TON, (UP)—The .fcg Islnllvc committee,of the Anierloi lolorlsts Association has declare self vigorously ppposed-,to propc>4- <1 legislation to levy a. one'-(jcjj Federal jfr-soHnc tax on all ino crisis,- In addition to the prescli tale gasoline taxes. \The proposi 1 such a tax Is made by Senate ilram. Blngham, Repn:. Conn., nember of .the Senate' approprla ous committee.. NEW YORK.— It's said that almost anyone with a new and tricky Idea. can make his rent arioV.bbard In Manhattan. " In fact, if .the notion is sufficiently novel, it's possible t ornate. a neat fortune, pi course, everyone has his own idea concerning what a bright Idea .may be. Iri NeV York, as alsewneie, everything that's tried- doesn't work.- ' • . -. ••:"'• -- 'But lej: me give' you a few examn- lf 5: Not .so many years ago,- .- IT couple of - middle-aged women ; began to wonder how they could survive •nvK'&'liiif-'-clty;-.-. They were>6iwn to their last few dollars and had been taking in sewing. Suddenly it occurred to one of them that New York was filled with . bachelors. There .were ten You can depend on the Babe to give you a run for your money. . • .' , Every .customer, says the office sage, lias-the right of weigh. Then there's the fellow who thought he'd invest 15 cents in Life and Liberty for the pursuit of happiness- These writers who begin sentences with a" small letter seem to be the strongest advocates of capital punishment. •Johnny Weismuller. swimming champ, and hts young bride, are taking an extended honeymoon. Well, they won't have to worry about keeping their heads above water. tens d, ,aS By Williams ?• .v ^ vi i H Ai.-V Y€ of thousands of them: And everyone fcnqjvs, a man have some-woman darn* his sock's So they'left a'f.w bachelor hotels .'announcing that sock d^rnintr would be done-for a very smnll fee. ', Today the-two women employ score., of helpers, who darn socks from morning lo night. You see.'s, simple as that I An( very practical.-»'. * * More recently, one of Manhattan's army of unemployed brieh bovs began to wonder what tin millions of men did with their old neckties. Did they throw the") away Or did they just let then hang on the 'tie racks? •He made a ninvestigation found that there were any numbe of gents who would gladly wear ol ties if they could be renovated, Ilk old hats or shoes. Further inquir showed him that no one ha thought of this. So he started a necktie hospltn He studied the cost of cleanir nd overhauling and : then went nto business. Soon he had quite a st of customers who gave him heir Idle ties. He fixed them over t so much per dozen. And, It the len were about to throw the lies way, he bought them up for little r nothing, :fixed them up and sold hem to peddlers who operate in he side streets and poorer se'c- lons. Today he has several automobiles r olhg about the city' picking ui ens of thousands of tic. 1 ! a day. Yes, It's ns simple 'as that, top' But practical. .. : :; ,, Tncn there was the smart youni woman who wondered what New York women did with their babies nnd children when they went shop ping or attended a bridge party 3he! found that'all of. them had t h}re '-.nursemaids'-'and' pay.;a .nea mm for it. So • she organized jureau'of niaids .wh bara"-'ori'call' A'regular, routine-of- calls has mapped out. : Some of the "trove' ing maids" go ' from home t home, like the milkman or tile ice man. . . I. . The"liaby carriage surnge" bus' ness has been a .good one here fo many a year. And there's Hie "Hostess bi reau" where u lonesome gent ca hire a theater or dinner partm for the evening. But no' "ro'ug stuff goes. You con hire your "fourth" at bridge; can engage dancing partners for that party which lacks a few nice girls or can retain a clib conversationalist to "keep tl'e party alive." I understand this idea was transplanted from London. So you see, there're all sorts of ways of making a living in New- York If you're smart—nnd, of course, practical about it. Petrified Snake Found WEST P'l E L D, Massachusetts Ul>> — Evidence of what ma; ; been a prehistoric rattle nake has been found oh >' "eko. The apparently petrlfli epllle appears on' the face or lift a score of.feet from the' near st footpath. Scientists who' hav •lowed 11 estimate 'that; It buut seven feet 'long nnd (on nches In diameter. ... ,' ' Pipe Helped. lib BINOHAMTON,: N. Y., (UP) — Oreh W. Garrison, Bihghamton, be Icves that smoking a pipe ha. iclped him live 102 years. H started smoking when he was foi years old. lie claims. Early. Aato.Mntnm FUued CALUMET;. -Michigan, (UP) '— Alfred . I>>Paulsoh plans to" a muscura in'which to ejiiibl collection of :«irly 'automobjlesifre putedly. one of the best; in it! state. Rend Courier News want ads. mis CHURCH EXCUSES -By O«ortc W JUrbttv I nm not a member \ of »ny chiu-ch. I came very .near Joining no several years ago ..I some: ;lmcs feel thftt possibly I made" a mistake by not Joining.; I'm not staying out because, as a- friend of mine sale!, "the. "church ' Is: full ol hypocrites" for I don't .think that Is true, but I do think there Is a lot .of name* : on the Church- Books that don't mean very much. I know. there are a lot of real good women . and. men who are keeping the church rgoinj • and -.1 know, that the- cliurch Is the foundation of the, Community^ In which It li located. Now I told this friend of mine the- reason I did not be, long to Church "arid the reason J djd>riot realjy believe' there is a dod 'or .that 'the' nian or. person so-iolUp referred^ to ns- Christ, -was nothing more than the dream or Imajlnatlort.of some !dlstorted brain was because I did not understand n °\ Wtfve nnjthiii; not understand 1 want to urguu will his. friend for he asked me If I mderBtocdrand could explain why «6iile were, known bfenaniesjra- ,her thau b> color or shape or some other method or how or why a bucket full of water would not Aelgh an> more if you put a hall- pound fish In It Of course (hats Silly to answer Then another thin; about the Oh,urches it seems to me that they are always trying to piU members out of one Into another If they are all working for one Ood r and do this it is. something 1 Uke>.i taking money ouf of one pockety and. putting It in the other . that I could don't think I . feeltii" like' they their net worth have added PREDONIA, Iowa, (UP) —. ; F, six years'' Bobble a pigeon, bM •' hot mlsjed a Sunday it the ortisl church her 1 " 'He perched oa Its- mlpisUr? BIWf and no at- temSf has been mSde'lo ttHfcW'Si him away. OF 1931 Salt Plays Important Part In Supplying Needs of the Body BY T>R. MORRTS FISIIBEIN Editor, Jonrml of Ihc American Association, nnd of Hyjeh. the Health Majajiiie . Pure sodium, which is one of he two elements in sodium chlor- de or common sail., is seldom !ound except in chemical labora- :ories- It Is a very active substance and extremely dangerous to handle. Many combinations of sodium with other subslancfs are much used, in diet and In industry. Baking soda Is sodium bicarbonate. It is estimated thnt the average man takes Iii his diet about :ialf an ounce of sodium chloride every day. There nre. however, other combinations of sodium se- tho stomach regularly as an aid to digestion Pepsin n'orks as a digestive substance only 1'n' the Dresence of hydrochloric acid. However, hydrochloric acid should not be (akcn by the average person In thnt form except on the advice of a physician. Various die's have been developed free from large amounts of sodium chloride, because It is believed by some that there -Is definite relationship between salt In the diet nnd the occurrence of various conditions affecting the blood pressure and the kidneys Unless a person is greatly concerned by Urn presence ol cither one of these diseases lie need give little attention to his salt Intake cured in foods. .No one knows i Howrver. In the presence of un exactly the minimum; or maximum usual craving for salt, or. in .fact chloride that any one of sodium person ought to have, but fortunately the human body is equipped with factors of .safety so that It can get rid. of excesses of various substances. The average human body contains nt all times about 'hrec ounces of sodium chloride. Man;| vegetable^ contain an- ether salt with ah element similar to sodium, namely, potassium. A person who subsists on a vegetable diet craves salt because vegetables contain less sodium than does meat. The moment the salt in the human body falls below the amount necessary, a craving Is set «P. .Salt is also.Important for supplying the chic-Tine clement since hydrochloric acid Is secreted by In any dismse condition, it is wel to be Ruldeci in such matters by competent advice. \ A YoiJng member of some fai-off generation will take down a piece of stemmed glassware from a cupboard. . . . "Look, they used this glass on their .daily table." ... He will lift a length of glowing drapery from a chest — "They used this curtain at their win- • ' ' ' 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 themslves—and won't be able to, because of time and distance intervening. But you can! You do!' Neither time nor distance doi-p.vs you. Here it is—anything you wish to buy. Homespun tweeds from Scotland ... breakfast flakes from sunny wheatlands in.the West. t There is romance back of 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, hapny servey of nil that is buyable. They help keep you chic in yourself, your surroundings, every inch of your purchasing— Read them and remember their news:

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