The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 14, 1931 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 14, 1931
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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1931 BLYTHEYILLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Leaders of Business and Professional Women Is GeUing Back .on Economic Feet Despite World Wide Depression. KIIITOIS'S NOTE: This is tlic fourth of a serifs of live stories which sift ana. summarlw. llic thought of world business leadtrs and facts about the depression as brought out at the recent International Chamber of Commerce nuctinj a( Washington. BY KOUNEY DUTCHKll ' NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON. — Commercial history in the last few years appears to have damaged the theory that Europe was on its last legs. It makes a lot of difference to this country. No one disputes llic crowing interdependence of the two continents, Europe provides half our export markets and tlie percentage of loss in exports to Europe during (he period of depression has been less than that in our exports to any other continent. The United States is more important to Europe {is a source of supplies than as an export mar- Xet, it was pointed out by economists at the International Chamber of Commerce congress here, and Europe is more important to America as an export market than as a source of supplies. Shows Prop-ess Despite foreign protests at oin high tariffs and international debt payments, monographs, reports ami speeches at U:e congress were iti essential ' agreement that Europe had begun a period of convalescence fiom lier post-war illness and that European co:nmercia piogress would contiuc despite the world-wide depression. When the depression arrived, her exports to America had been increasing and she was again holding her own in the markets of the world. European delegates brought statistics to show that from 1026 to 1923 industrial ' output increased N'.tJre rapidly in many European countries than in the United States and from 1929 to 1930, the first full calendar year of depression, it decreased more rapidly in the United Stales than in the leading countries of Europe. Foreign trade values decreased everywhere in 1930, they said, but the shrinkage was less marked in Europe's leading countries than in the United States. Although 1929, except for 1923, was America's record year for foreign trade, Europe's share of international trade had risen from 49.G per cent in 192G to 52.2 per cent in 1929. Consumes Mure Itaw .Materials Between 1926 and 1928 European consumption of such basic raw materials as coal, fuel oils, copper, lead, zinc, tin, aluminum, rayon, wool, rubber and cocoa increased while American consumption decreased, according to figures presented by Alberto Pirelli, tr;; Italian industrialist, who was chairman of the Europe-United Stales committee which had supervised an Immense amount of research and produced many lent; reports for the congress. Also, said Signor Pirelli, although the United Stales owns 75 per cent of the world's operating automobiles the number of new registrations of motor cars in 1930 was 453,000 in Europe and only 123,003 in the United States. John H. Falvjy, the American publisher, former president of the international chamber, said the trade of Europe as a whole had expanded at practically the same rate as that of the United States except for the war ireriod. Fancy also made the interesting cbscrvation that It was an open question, raised by able economists, whether living standards in th? United States had risen more rnpldly than in Europe. Comparisons, lie said, might IK merely matters of opinion and the variations simply those represented by different tastes and attitudes of mind. I!. S. Trade Values Drop In a careful examination of 1JJ30 from the American standpoint, he , showed that our foreign trade had • fallen off coiisiderably more in value than in volume, owing to PAGE 88V1H Modern Era Has Opened Wide Range of Careers to Women All but one ol these leaders of the n:wly organized International Federation of Business and Professional Women are lawyers. Lift to riEht are Dr. Marianne Beth of Vienna, vice president and chairman of the first world congress of the organization; to be held In the Austrian capita! next July; Miss Dorothy lIcncKcr of Montreal, secretary nnd membership chairman; Miss Lena Madosln I'iiilllps of New York, International president; Signcra Ester Danes! Travcrsarl of Rome, a journalist, vice president; and Mme. Yvonne Netter ot Paris, vice president. Women Flyers Organize For Military Duty 1 Wednesday for a yisit to the comi- • ly farm where' Mr. E. D. Walker Is , employed. Elbcrta Walker silent Friday | night with Miss Alma Ncedham.' Mrs. llughey entertained the i.membcrs of the 411 Club last Wednesday evening at her home. Max Brooks, who has been 111 for llic nait week, Is much improved. Mr. and Mrs. Vcstcr Brooks vls- ilcd Mr. and Mrs. Blaud Duncan I Ekron. Sunday. Miss Gladys Grimes spent the •cck end with Miss Eddie Wlll- i'he I3clsy Ross Frying Corp?, to be composed of women pilots trained for military duty, was organ- zed in Washington at the ceremonies pictured above. Miss Mildred Morgan Is shown receiving the corps' flag from Mrs. Eleanor Washington Howard, one of the last descendants of George Washington .0 be bcrn at; Mount Vernon. At the left is Ma], Gen. James E. Fechet, and at. the right are Rear Admiral William A. Moilatt; Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Hobart, President General of the D. A. R.; and Mrs. Opal L. Kuna (in uniform) of New York, national commander of the. Women's Air Corps. As World Cotton Experts'Met Lone Oak Items Miss Dora Bell Lancaster or iary Indiana Is visiting her mo- her, here. Mrs. Lillluii Milam of Mempht: is" the guest of her sister, Mrs. E B. WalXcr. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robertson Mrs. J. .N. Robertson.and Mrs. E B. Walker motored to Luxora Ekron News Notes Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Glass or Bcr- rand, Mo., Mrs. Luna Lott or Goa- ie!l and Mr. and Mrs. Sum Glass f Trashy Lnnc uv?re the guests of Mrs. J. u. Morgan, Sunday. Miss Otha Urniju, Miss Mary In- ;r«m, Wihna and Louise Morgun ami Clara Alfcrd were guesls ot Miss Wallerine AiKlInc, Sunday evening. J. T. Simpson was the dlnnc;i :uest of Mr. and Mrs. Onlcs Stone, Sunday. Mrs. Jess Gllliam of Gosnell was the uuest O f r,j r g ovle Davis Saturday night and Sunday. Ekron won the baseball game n Little River Suday by a score o 15 to 8. I»Y JULIA KI.ANSIIAKU Ni:,\ Service Writer NEW YORK. — Fifty years ai:o when one woman In a. community went into a business house lo work lor a living it wns news—wlscthcr or nut the Icral p:ipcr printed It or the population silently Kympa- thlwil with her lor having no mule kin lo support her. Thai was woman's position then. Tmlny women have arrived. It has uvL-ii possible for (in orgcmlxa-: llou oC nnccrlsts to form the International Federation ot Uublness incl Professional Women, urow to luc'luctc thousands of membeis in down countries, and tliu world accepts that feat casually, merely noddiiMj approval! Tu Assemble In Vienna This new organization will celebrate Its Hist birthday with a Biila conCcrence In Vionnn, July 10-30. Two hundred American members will yo over fur it. Hundreds of prominent business and pioieitiiomil women from Germany, SwllxcrlaiKl, England, Ranee, Crs- cho-Slovakla, Italy and olher fur- cljiii countries will meet them. During the first year ol Its lite this nnliitie organization has had ymiulni; life and success. Its IIos- tallly Cumtnttci's have set up in ie various countries committees welcome club bisters, lo esUib- £\\ the rigiit kind of processional uuncls for Iho members, fliid oincs lor them, and so forth, ommlttcco on Fine Arts are hard . work planning for an Intel na- onal exchange of urtlsts, so that ach country niny become ae- inlnlcd with Ihe nrt of olher ounlrics. Singers, iialntcrs, sculp ors, dancers muy thus extend their mllc-nces. Seek Outlets Nol the least interesting devel- pment is a Committee 0:1 Com- nerclKl li'xchtinyc, which will cv- nlually try lo lind intcrnutlona uarkots for products mamilactur ci by women members. Last, hut not kast, a HcGearcl "ommltlce has been in progivs. ,o determine how many eoimucr Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Bragg visit' Mr. and Mrs. J. B, Morgan Sun day. Mr and Mrs. Sam AUord wci Blytlicville visitors, Friday. Peru is the world's Inrgsct sourc of vanadium an is believed to the only country in \vhich the me tal is mineri for itself alone. actually such nn organization with ilvo membor countries — France, Huly, Austria, Canada and the United Stales. year the executive commlt- I lee, consisting ol three. American ' women, Miss Phillips, Dorolhy Hcnekcr of Monlreal nnd Henrietta C. Harris of Springfield, Mass, decided to send nn organizer abroad to stimulate Interest, Miss Uunekcr unit and ns ft result of her w«rk there Is a now national ledfiallon of 1000 members in Himgury, a new Federation In Great Urllaln, u club In Lausanne, with other clubs projected In Switzerland. Brussels, Amsterdam, Sweden, Finland, C/echo-Slovukla, Poland ami Austria. lawyers Arc Many One Inlcrestlns fnct Is revealed by this International organizations' membership. That is the iip- parcnt leadership of women lawyers over all other professions In all of the countries that have Joined. Miss Lena Maclesln Phillips, in- lermillcnal president, is a lawyer; Dr. Marianne lielhe, of Vienna, Is a lawyer, loo, the first woman to bccomu a Doctor of Laws .in Ans- tila, and In 1030 she won the Kant inl/.c In competition. Mme. Yvonne Kotler, of Paris, International vice 1 >rcslr!em, Is nlso n lawyer, has vrillen u book recapitulating all he French laws concerning wom- n and children, compiled another n laws relating to women alone nnd Is n writer for n group of In- r.Uzl French nerrsptpen tut , magazuiM. ' ' Dorothy Hewker, 'orgtnlsrr Mrt Intematlor- 1 -.•• -*f , U't B4ek- elor of ..' .. «n4-' CM Law, : , , ,i her rttbert law firm,, Heneier and :Holt, bM collaborated with Mr,'Jurtlc* Surveyor in a sketch of the hlitory ol the Bench and Bar of Justlte'ln Quebec, and has written widely on other Canadian law matters. A deaf and dumb p«rson. who U fairly expert at finger laneuafe can speak about 13 words • a rain--.1- Tiitua Lubricant and Pain IUli«ver bringt Comfort •«•<••» . r «t » itxtclrldlE lhl: over 00: can. The naml- iu« r •• • - - - Mkn'« nitmt <M- tlnji rdteJl V«rj b«l»- iir«tnlln« lie brrtiti (turn ««f- lor. AUo puti you In itwj wriltUi Itr the approaching di'lltpry. Tor* . nontliaof Tvnltlni; Into etK tod ««fort rrl°»'d'« " K " Jll1j - Ask torHM**! 1 " clip anJ man ttilj coupon toilir Foe— r-Hrec f rial sample—\ I J <uid Jwlpfut booklet ' anil C pfnii IOBI paid pli1n illDntratfJ hook In ml- ont. "Tiilnrs to Kuoir Brrorc U»by Come«." ntJ a trill limplo of MtUKf* N'ame ................ , Kln-ol . • or B. r. D ................ .... ......'.1.,., gtttt. •.'.... cinl and pruicssloni'^ljarriers fill arc left for women To' hurdle, Just what processions in different countries still refuse membership to women, even though they arc technically qualified. This fascinating new organlui- tion milly grew out of 11:0 Good Will Tours Hint the National Federation of Business nnd Professional Women launched in 1938 under the leadership ol Lena Mad- esln Phillips, then piosidenl ot thi. organization. That first year such an liHcrnalional club seemed r far-away dieam. But they persevered, going back in 1929 am In 1030, this 'last lime lo The responsibility ot fixing the world's cotton standards rested with, experts from seven countries wlien they gathered at Washington, 1 U. C., recently for Hie Fourth International Cotton Standards Con- ferencc. Hen; aro a group shown with Secretary ot Agriculture Arthur M. Hyde, alter a conference. In the front row, left to right, .are: John Mailiewca of North Carolina; D. Kobayshi of Japan; Sec-, •relary llyda, Ucorn; A. Fuist ot Uermany and H. 8, CutlerworHj : 01 England, past American commercial progress and prosperity \vith the ciev- c;opir2iit of mass production, united in streising the abundance of cnr nntunil refomces and the lesser density of our population. They also mentioned the Great sizo and i Martha Posey, of Osceola were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J?sse Brown Sunday. Mrs. Ed Teatord aiid children ot Osceola attended the Baccalaureate services here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Berry and afs your "I7VERY time unique uniformity oi cur domestic ; children of North Carolina arc | market. Every American, they Mid.! visiting Mrs. Berry's daughter, Mr. was tern thrice as rich as every~^and Mrs. J. N. PoUs. Mr. Berry But they n!so g:ive us i lias accepted a position with the lower commodity prices. Ameri- forcten trade reached a peak of SI3,500,OCD,000 in 1820, fell almost by one-hair to 57,000.000,000 1M1. reached in 1928 and Sn.GOO.OCO.030 in 19M, only to fall lo SG,9C0.003.C03 in 1930. 'The last total was 28 per ccnl below 1!K9 and 25 per cent below the av- er.isc for Ihe previous fiv? years. Bid although our experts fell 21 lirr rent from 1023 value to S3,B«.- 000.000 in 1930. the Department of Commerce, making adjustment for prir? changes, has estimated that h;e quantity of our exports dropped only 10 per cent. And Im- pcils ol SS.OfJl.CM.OCO for 19:10, v.-liich was 30 per cent olf from 1829, represented a quantity dr> crMse of only about 15 per cent. Our four leading extxjris, Fahcy reporled, fell off like this, ccmpar- ii'.e, 1MO wilh 1920: Colton, 36 per crnl in value and 12 per cent m qnanlily. Automobiles, '19 per cent in value and 5C pel' cent in quantity. Gasoline increased six per cent in quaintly but declined six cent In value. Leaf tobacco! Mr. European. But they also gave us croriil for heing young and smart and vi;orous. a rr.ce weir filled lo mnkc the most oi our privileges nnd cportunities. They noted the improving condition of Europe and suggested that America was sooner or later' bound has accepted a position with Wilson Milling Co. at Wilson. Miss Maxinc Brown of Memphis spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Brown. Ruth and Huby Brantley were Sunday visitors in Luxora. . Mrs. J. M. Hunt is spending a lo slow down her rate of Indus-! fe \vrtays ol this week In Memphis, trial progress while undertaking to! Mrs. \V. A. Fordyce and dai:gh- (iemonstrate the old continent's i Ires. Misses Blanche and Maurine, economic vitality. shopcd in Blythcville Friday. "Eurnpe h old bul^iot decrepit." Nelson Tally and son ol Mcni- fflid Pirelli. "Si:o is an invalid phis are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ed- i:ut(in<; on Mesh and this is a gar Galyean this week. Mr. and Mrs. Foster Yatcs returned Friday after spending a few weeks in Cairo, III,; Mrs. V.'. C. Howard was a Bly- thcville visitor, Monday. Miss Pauline Scaton entertained n number of young people with a dance at her home Thursday night. Tho. r o attending were: Mrs. J. D. Seat™ jr., Misses Blanche and Maurine Kordeccy, Eli7^beth Lucos, Bcrlic Pcinici.lcr, Evalyu Martin. Elinor Shoa!_ Mnxine Hall, Orlcm Hires, Eva ucorge, Madeline nnd Mildred Majors, Messrs. (Jlurlcs Billinssley, Dyer Garner, Howard Martin, Tom Rye • Scaton, reassuring symptom." ..NEXT:..America's retail Etorci. Luxora Society—Personal Mrs. Orn Hill nf Oscrola sjicnl Ihe week end with Mrs. Frank Vollmcr. Mrs. Cloin Po'.bon of Osceola was a Luxora visitor. I'liu-.w. 3 , .„ ,,. j ' _., . ,IIU«vnl\l OIUILll,, Juki, HJl_- LJVUkull, Mre Win. \Vcod spent Friday m. cllilml) in , ;ldows . Charles Cockron, usceolai ! John W. Sea ton Jr., C. o. Hall, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Reverie of Gobble Scott and Woodrow Turn- Ripley. Temv, were the eucsts ol C r. per cent in VDIUC. i-cni loaacco | Mr. tiLrt Mrs. Richafl Reverie and: Increased one per cent in quantity .ITr. and Mrs. Toui Renfro, Friday; and lost one per cent in valv;. I and Saturday. j Rumania has 24 public' holidays The European experts, analyzing | Mrs. James Driver and daughter, during the year. his fire insurance expired, John renewed it for the same amount, regardless of the increased value of his property." One day he had a fire—a serious loss. The small amount of insurance just about covered the mortgage. John's equity in the property was gone forever. "That's your problem,"he was told, "you should haveTCept your insurance adequate." Consult any member of lliu Insurance Exchange of Blytheville Agenov \V..j\I. .Burns Insurance Fanners Bank & Trurfl do., Insurance Dqil. First National Insurance Agency HO MAKES YOUR FIRE INSURANCE RATE? T RAINED experts compute It, ; but: property owners—individually and collectively — create the condjtiou \ which, determine the cost of their'fire- insurance. . ....,,.,.J.,f. : Several major factors enter into tf»e determination of fire insurance rrtevjucft as structure, occupancy, the quality of private and public fire protection, exposure from other property and general loss experience. Surveys /W^ii/i; The agent who writes your insurance can obtain an itemized explanation ofhow your insurance rate is computed;'Trtere^ Is nothing secret about iti '_ STOCK FIRE INSURANCE companies solicit your Interest,' and offer free of charge the advice of wte-, N naLing bureaus to assist in eliminating • hazards or correcting defectS'Vobich may affect your rate. Seek Counsel Do not attempt unsound fire prevention measures, but seek the' counseled &e ; accredited experts of rating btreaus who desire to tell you the proper way to make improvements. Insurance companies generally prefer. risks eligible to a low rate to those' v/Jiich carry higber ooes, A lowrrate" i r.d better conditions, bel.tcraaii'i- tenance and less'chance of-fire; in Arkansas fire inswance Mtes ire- computed bytheAdtar6«<Fii>rPK¥»-: tion Bureau with oKices-«t Little Rock, Stock f • Inimrtmtt <M»ptalas in Re THE NATIONAL BOARD Of FIRE UNDERWRITERS 85 John Stawt, New y<xk SAMMAMOKO; CHICAGO 2M W»U Adams Sticit I A Ntttaett Orjifilutj'on ofSicxl fir*

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