The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1931 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 21, 1931
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PAGE rotm BLVTHEVILLE. (AUK.) COURIRK NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS O.'R.BABCOCK, Editor II. W. I1A1NES, Advertising Manager Bole Nation*! Advertising Representatives: v, The Thomu P, Clirk Co. Inc., Ne»- Vork.l FbiladelpliU, AUanU, Dallas. San Antonio, Sau/ Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis. * Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered u wcona clus matter at the post office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October ». 1917. Served ty the United Prew SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier In the city of BlythcvUte, 15c per week or W.60 per year In advance. By mall itlthln a radius of 60 miles, »3.00 per jear, *1.6fl for six months, &5c for three montlis; by mall In postal tones two to six, Inclusive, 16.50 per year, In zones revtn and eight, 110.00 per year, payable In advance. Politicians and Public Serolce "Politicians," reports Stanley Andrews in the Arkansas Farmer, "rarely do anything for the common good. It usually comes from, pressure." ; Some men may be doctors, bunkers, ; lawyers, plowhands or newspaper editors because they like it, or because of the opportunity they find to serve humanity, but most .of us stick to our jobs because we don't care to risk missing our groceries. It is no different with the politicians. • Their living depends, 'directly or in• directly, upon the jobs they hold, and .'- they .can't be blamed for trying to " keep on the payroll. The unfortunate : thing about it is that AI politician's ten;; ure of office all too. often has little re' lation to the quality of the service he • renders the public, which explains why he acts the : way Mr. Andrews says he does. iThe truth of the matter is that faithful service to an indifferent public sel- di)m gets a politician, anywhere, while prompt response to the demands of tlie gentlemen with axes to grind usually has its,reward. When'the public has sense enough to know what it wants and gumption enough to demand it the politician will render public service, pronto! But so long as the public takes its beatings lyin^ down the politician takes tare of those who take care of liim. •ply otic of Hie clinnees we havu to lake in a democracy. The remedy is ii wider cducalion of Hie average voter, not a return to the favorite iniilrumeiU of tlie niacllinq politician. The Gas Tax Yesterday an Osccnlu fjit.soliiie dealer wrote the Courier News of the hardship the (J-cent Arkansas Kusoline tux was working upon (filling station men there, 25 miles' from tlie state line. The day before a I'arayotild bulk station proprietor was in Bl.vllicvillc looking into the situation hero, lie reported a big share of Piiragould 'gasoline business going to Missouri stations j.ust across the St. Francis river, 12 miles away. : jProlcsl.s and complaints are being heard from cainmunilies clear across the northern border of the state, where Iho 4-ccnl <lilVen>nli;i( is not only keeping out-of-shile bu.-iine.Hs out of Arkansas but is actually sending Arkansas business into Missouri. It perhaps is not a' matter of vital concern to the ordinary citizen, who is ;iiol going to bci ruined by the extra tax, or who may have his tank filled out of the state if he feels the saving justifies the inconvenience, but it is a mutter of 1 importance to men who have their money invested in gasoline service stations in north Arkansas, or who earn their bread and butter by working for such stations. An adjustment is duo when the leg- isalurc meets again. In the meantime the gasoline dealers and the state highway department should reach an agreement upon a. plan that will protect the interests of both. An arrangement that will end the diversion of gasoline business,' .from Arkansas stations will not only, lift an unjustifiable handicap from an important class of Arkansas business men, but will make up in volume of gasoline handled for whatever loss in revenue per gallon it may cost the state. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark The Direct Primary A Wisconsin politician, speaking before a legislative committee that was considering^n bill to restore! party nominations by caucus, recently declared that the direct primary is the blame fer the risojof such men as "Big Bill" Thompson, the former mayor of Chicago. No responsible .Jiarty, he.'said, would nominate such a man, but in a direct primary ciemagoguery and blull' can put him 'over! [Hence, to get better candidates, we should do away with the direct primary. This argument isn't particularly new, but it has a plausibility that makes it bob to the surface every now and then. However, the fact thai a clown can win a nomination occasionally is sim- The prohibition problem for the dry agents Is search and for the commissions, research. "Isn't she from un old aristocratic family?" "Yes, but she seems real nice." Use Caution In Exercising With Electrical Vibrators Pont Is (joins on Ihc platform lo debate the dry laws with a representative of tte Anti-Saloon Lca- B«e. "The big Issue In Baltimore's municipal election the other duy was whether or nol the candidate who won by an unprecedented majority had or had nol conquered the drinking habit since Ills previous Jcrm. I . C.-in You figure Tills Out? "Ill Baltimore they also Just nr- :sted a man who had been, selling oulcs of colored water let 1 several ollars a bottle as 'something just rt the boai.' There was no alcohol i the bottles, so they cent him to he hoosegcw for 'disorderly con- uct.' Yet, I suppose if all boot- ggers sold colored water In their :Ul:s there would be no question bout the success of prohibition. "Mr. John Eric Cjlyjmf-Pcrcy, lie English Larltcns,' arrives in lis country and says that beer and ins arc harmless to the throat, nat whiskey is; bad for it and gin •orst cf all. I do not think we ced any advico en this subject rciii fcreign:rs. i "Tlie chief of police at Scituate . I., explains that nobody who gets 'unk in his townj is ever locked up cr gcUlns drunk because It is an d Kcituatc custom dating back 201 :nrs not U| lock anybody up who drunk. "A member of the jury which onvicted 11 members of a rum ing here i» Washington .lays he- as in a daze- for hours and does ice remember any verdict, so tlie ef-ndants are demanding a new rial. "Also, the. wet organizations and lie dry organizations are beginning ew drives. "I do n*j^ insist thai all this news roves anything, but if it proves nything at all-it proves that pro- Ibltion is not an issue except in he newspapers anil !\fr. Raskob's liud. There are plenty of o'ner .lings to think about, ar.d I am urc we should all be as happy as ings." r.V DII. MORRIS FJSHBEIN KcliUr. .Iciiiniil nf tlie American Mctticiil Association, anil of lly- jrni, llin Health Jtagazini; From lime lo time various devices for electrical vibration to be used in lieu of exercise have been widely advertised and sold to t!;e niachines. During the course of vibration he suddenly ceased io see and ii specialist In ophthalmology isiartc a diagnosis 6f detachment, oi liie relina. which is likely lo lead to permanent blindness. The retina is the tissue at the linck of the eye composed largely oi nerve cells which conveys the sense of things public. No doubt, these devices have val- j seen to the brain. ue lor contributing passive motion I obviously ,it is highly undeslr- to muscles that are little used. TheUbic for anyone with hardened ar- average person today has a motor car and does -very little walkhip. teries that have lost their elasticity or with tissues that do not have Men who get half timo Jobs believe that ft half loaf Is better limn a loaf entirely. None of the vibrating devices will I the resiliency of youth to submit reduce weight unless their use'mself lo such ngltntlon as accomplished by a strict diet and brought about by the shaking de- slmllar measures. vice. Recently medical literature has contained reports of several iu- As far ns (he Iceman is concerned, the move often he seta (he cold shoulder the belter. Some girls go out, for track events; ollicis run up charge accounts. Heciiutnular dinner plates nro now in vogue, say laWcwure stylists. Possibly lo give the ap- pcarnnco of a square meal. No, Dorothy, a young dramatist is not necessarily a playboy. Ttic kings must eventually disappear; it's in the cards. stances In which persons with ccrs of Hie stomach or of the intestines have vibrated themselves so vigorously as lo bring about perforation of Intestinal ulcer ivi'.li subsequent shock and pctitoniiis. Certainly anyone suffering from irritation or the intestinal tnicl should avoid the use of such vigorous agitation ns is produced by the various vibrating machines. A report ]ms now become available of the case of mi elec"rly man who thought to massage his scalp by the use of one of the vlbr^ung | tie forms. Exercise after middle age must be moderate. Golf and walking arc the ideal exercises for persons of advanced years. Afrdrrn tennis, hand ball, and even speedy or long distance swimming may bo consider cd as forbidden to the man beyond 40 years of tige. When (he tissues are young, elas tic, and possess reparative and re ciipcrative properties, they may b submitted to such violence [is is or sociated wiih football, bfl'seba! modern tennis and similar sports These of advanced years must con fine their exercise to the more gen Then there's tlio dumb botanist, who thinks a rubber pliiut is n. (place where tli:y make trees. A butcher, notes the olTlcc .sage, isn't always in a hurry when hn makes a short cut. OUT OUR WAY / Many ;i movie producer can 'thank his for a success till film. COURSH A SOM WHO SX)eS <3AV— OM To HtR TrfT,\F Av.*- Boys IN TOWKI KE.PT FROM COM' fv^t VNOP.K DORIM VACPTOOKI , OM TiAtR OV4M P\a<' RIGHT uP-, cu-z- vou FEV.V.ERS VMCXA.O ' MOMS.V -V SPE.MO SO CffiAER COUV.O .HAVie VT TO "SPEKJO SO WASHINGTON LETTER Senator .1. ttnumhnnm >fc\Vilorlcr: costs on tile average a $760 fin Is 1'Lilnly Worried 'Alinul This j In .Maine cud p, lino cf $57.91 i I.i'Siiliytd (Jrapc Jiticr That i New York and an average 5M JIakis Wine, "Ptartlul rirkrlinj"! eliy jriil Eerilent,: in scuthcr of Spc.ikcasics and Frecikin for; West Vtigiui-.i nr, cointorrd \vit Drunks |-!8 d.iys in Pennsylvania and Me; IIY ROnXKY DirTClIKK WASHINGTON—"I'ro:noiliL>:i is not an issue." says Senalur J. Eoombocm McWliorltr, "b;:t tliis ;c a very hard lif.> Jus-t th.- f.imi'. "I: is all %:ry we!! :'n: n; to -ay tc i:::p]s tha'^ proliibuicn has no in a |:oiilicai c.i;r.]:.-,ign ai::l wili they please div^v; [heir clti:*.::cii to economic p"ob:,-ms which ttir.y do no', know r.btv.ii. "l!ii! then they rend tlir n: .vs- ;..i;:?rs n:id (jo elf and Mr.itch their hc.;:ls. Whf:i f.;s\-.:i- .-•. i.iich iho:r heads it. is alw.iv: l-.'.ii for the pclUiclans. Tl:c .^r::: 1 ..-. ol volitico is tase:l on tin; t;.i-ory that no large group cf IM.I:.- will ever scratch their lio.ui.-. t>i\li- oarily. they don't. "if you will loa'it a; ih- :..[uor vicvs In your ncwipaprr y.:; will fln:l that mosl cf ;; i> i':: sort mnkcs jcu scrntcli jo:;.- lirad and If you scr.itcli toy imu! you nre likely to gst e.ll mix-ai i;;. and a;uve at the c:v.-..-.viis conclusion tiiat prohibition ^ u-al- ly an irfiic, after all. Kin's Ibc t'nii'i.' "Here vire s:-:u: r:V. items which keep pcopr bering nbcut prohioii;, which may lcui|:i 11:-;r there, isn't any r-n. .• world: "Tlicre are- c::r.;- •.:;;-. big kegs of iirar.e J«;cc : bcdy's cellar and le.i\::r will ferment. Tli:y rr,- \s iul net to S'ly II «iil :-• -, All tt makes Is b:ir-tin loine, pert, mad:lr>. ci otl;cr fyp? of en),:n.' i:ii be wanting. "LJr.wn OH Xti.v Y.^ 1 ^ . THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1931 THIS CURIOUS WORLD' WA.S KIJ.LEOBY A CAUFORHIA. SOttE TWE AGO., TK£ ~K> AKREST, OUT THH ONLY A&Oiir ONE-7HKD OF ONE Pa?C£N.T OF ~!HE ToTxU. AREA OF ICEIAND S£fA RSHES SOMETIMES H AND, OWE o EXPANSION Or THE AIR. Vaive Court Fees To Educate Minor CHURCH EXCUSES ______ By Gcnr;e W. Barham= The collectors from some church | it usually does, 1 jcinrd cr rather ccme lo see me last week ami af-j-signed some kind of a card the to considerable talk abDiit the time some kind of a party was RENO. Nevada. (UP) — Reno ouilhoiise attaches saw two at- crneys relinquish all claims to cmfortable t:?s this week, and vill now admit that anything is •jc:sible. Both Attorney John S. Sinai aiij A^lorm\v S- II. Kosentlial vaivcd their fees, S5IX) and $'2W cspcotivcly, so that the money might be used -to educate Irving Derfel, miner -heir of Bamuel Derfcl. church and what they wer2 doing I began to ask tlum abaut the expense of running the church. They could not or wculd net tell me how much money it " «' as '•" CIl fo '' took and wn when I nsted them why they thcught I holding a meeting At aiiy nit? thes^ collectors did nol get n-.c to pr.y anything for I can't understand why I should Sive. ir.y isicney away, for I must it possible gr-t enough together so that 1 'can u'.op work and rest up should pay tha-', I was something a they o'f church they were collecting for. I first denied being a member but they said they liad gotten out tliD old records and thoti my name was on -tlirr-?. After tliinking it over, I remembered having joined some yc?.rs back. It's funny how a irerscn ccuid foiget joining a raid } for a few years. 1 suppose the lo- tiiis' cal churches hare to have some ] money but I think, it the rankest kind of to send money fcr what these fellows called foreign missions. Fragments of diamonds arc frc- I was just reading the other day whera they were burning churches in some country. Nor,-, if they liavc such a plenty that they l it ncc;ssary to burn a few There are ED many thm;s. to keep : should I give my nnnsv to help ! church, how it- quenlly used for tlie points in (lie- uri with thet you, are bound to fcv- i b «i'd moie. Of ccurse, they may monil drills, but at present "black-get seme of them- I guess it did!— had plenty of insurance and ex- liamoi-.d." an impure but very hard :nr/. make a very dr-cp impression' I-"!- to buiid larocr end better ones. 'orm of carbon, is extensively used 'or that purpose. ion DIP. and if my memory serves | me riRht- nnei when it is working Courier News Want Ads Pay. ; cws .em- ::imk tt;e ib and the ccp keep.-, s.. is what yen c "Ct'.tlnj ccvr, lei;:! gir.g, accct.linj to .v. i>c: n •flic : live, --.•flill EE how 44 cents a day builds from $2,000 to 55,400 for vacations, travel, retirement. Sliictly non-spcculstivc Investors Syndicate Piin paid clisnU $3,256,825.47 in 1930. Send today for free explanatory booklet, "Enjoy Moray." 200,000 INVESTORS S«od "ENJOY MONEY" lo- ,. N«M. :;::;•.; , •' Aidtrn.:;:;:.; < INVESTORS'., SYNDICATE I j THE WELL-DRESSED MAN He's a little sensitive about clothes. The goif stockings, which he likes rather well, match his brown tweed knicker suit. .. his necktie, purchased uptown, bears an authentic label. His hat is right. .. his Oxfords all.they should be. A well-dressed man — aged eight! His mother, you may be sure, reads the advertisements. There arc so many pertinent and,valuable suggestions in them ... clothes to wear, labor-saving devices for the kitchen, hints on health, places to go, ways to save money ... that in her busy task of making men and \yemen out of active, intelligent youngsters, advertisements are really indcspcnsable! Read the advertisements in this newspaper ... especially if you are raising a family! Advertisements tell you what you are buying before you spend a cent. They give you the latest ideas, the most recent dcvel- r».- mcnts of trustworthy manufacturers. And with their up-to-date news of clothes and refrigerators ... of watches — airplanes — electric tubes — they keep you abreast of your children! Read the advertisements .. , your children do! I

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