The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1931 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 26, 1931
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BLYTHEVILLK, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO, 1-UBLIEHERS 0. B. BABCOCK. BJltor H. W. HMNZ8. AdverUsluc Mutter BoJ* N*Uoul Advertlitaf Represents Ivcs: The Thotou F. Clark Co. Inc., Neir York; PttlidelpbU, AUuU, Dttlis, Sau Aulonio, San Chicago, 81. Loub. Published Erery Aiteruuou Exccpi Sunday. Entered u second class ui»ucr at the post Office at BlyUievllle, Arkansas, under act ol October 9. 1917. Serred by the United Kes» SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier In tho city of BlythcvUlc, 15c per week or »8.W per year In advance. By mail wltoln a radliu ol 50 milts, 13,00 per year, »1.50 Jor six months, 85c lor three montlu; by mail Ui postal rones two to six, Inclusive, 16.60 per year, In zones rsven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable In advance. Numbers and Wisdom A initUlle-aKul professor of tlicolojjy ami a former war mirsu liave IJCL'II do- nicil Ainuriciin cilizensliip by the United Slates supreme court because they refused to take nil, oatli to bear iii'ins, if necessary, for the United Stales. Both applicants arc Canadians. The professor of theology said he would light in a war that he beliuvod morally justilied. The former war nurse said that she would not bear arms font would serve as a' nurse at the front if needed. Both plainly are persons of high character and by all rational standards would make more than ordinary desirable citizens. Aside from the fact that it is not common sense to deny citizenship for refusal to bear anna to persons who could never .conceivably be expected lo render such service, arc purely legal questions on which the supreme coml was far from tigrcud. ; The decision was five to four, with 'Chief Juslice Hughes and Justices JHormes, Urandcis .and Stone, dissenting from the opinion of Justice Sutherland, in which Justices Butler, McUeynolds, .Van Dcyantcr and Roberts agreed. Here we ih^vo a matter of national policy determined by a majority, it is true, ;of> tho highest court in the land, bul by what many will regard as u minority in wisdom and learning, if it is to be admitted, as it surely must, •thafj de^fgg (^.ability exist ainqng the members'.of so august a body us tho supreme court. Rebels On ihe. Campus President G. \V. Kightmirc of Ohio State University, condemning recent outbursts of student unrest, remarks that "the university throughout GO .years of existence has been, remarkably 1 free from ill-considered or socially destructive agitation with which the world outside has been disturbed." This may be a cause for pride; but there arii plenty of critics of our educational regime who would feel otherwise. A youngster,in college is bound to be something of a rebel, if hu is really getting an education. The boy in his late 'teens or early twenties who is OUT OUR WAY being: tuujflil, to question tilings will almost inuviliibly indulge in u little "ill-considered or socially destructive agitation." Later on, liu'll prolmbly get over it. The jioint is that a. tollegu student is not supposed to he a conservative, mill the university Unit lias no "campus rebels" has small cause to congratulate itself. It Rests Willi Us to Make The Dronlh A Blessing In the England section cf Lonoke, county they are talking or tho 1930 droulli ns 11 blessing: In disguise, because it lias Jed [ho fanners lo plant only alxml Uvo-lhlrds of llielr acreage lo colton ami devote tho remainder lo growing food and fu-dslnlfs for homo consumption, it is realized (heie, we are told, that If diversified fitrmliij had IXTJI licnenilly lollowcd In previous years. Hie section hi nil probability would have been able lo weather hist year's droulli and crop failure without having lo call for aid from outside. * These .same words, a Ijlftshu,' In disguise, nro bring used in I'lkc counly, according to a dispatch lo Hie tinzeuc from Mnrlrijcsboro, and Jor the same reason. "Unusually large, diversified and well leaded" guldens and truck patches aro (0 bo .wen on almost every farm, as well ns diversified Held crops. A much larger acreage than ever bjJorc Is- In fccdslnlts, and Ihc people have come to realize as never before, llijs report runs, ilir, great, necessity for a diversified farming program. They sec thai the one-crop system was very largely rcsjwuslblc for wlint. hnpjiciuxl. lo tl^ni last year. That Is all line, as Inr ns the year 1931 Is concerned. But one year of planting home gardens, putting n liberal acreage into hay nnd , forage crops, and deluding on more than one ' crop for cash income, will not of Itself insure Arkansas fanning against, another such year as 1930 Just as the real Iriilis of a religions re- vlvul must be mciisurcd, not by the number of persons momentarily "convicted ol sin," but by (he number of lives permanently changed for Iho better, Ihrj amount of blessing we ran rightfully attribute lo the drouth disaster will depend on the extent to which diversified farming hereafter Is standard practice in this state. Wo have had a sharp lesson, but, it, remains to be proved how deeply it, sunk In. We may re- Jolcc' over the changes that are to be observed In Lonoke and Pike counties, nnd all over the stale. But each.of us should do everything in his power to help make those changes permanent. It Master Farmer Unlcli of Morrilltoa came through last year In belter shaiw than most of lilH Conwuy county neighbors, he owed it not to olio year's provident lliouslii but to 20 years of Intelligent soil building and homo production for home needs. The, diversified programs (hat enabled 'certain rural communities In Piflnskl county, tn gel through the winter largely or wholly without Kcd Cross aid were not improvised but built. In by years of consistent, labor nnd thought. ][ similar practices are now [o bo built, into Arkansas agriculture at large, the drouth will really have been a blessing. —Arkansas Gazette. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 'Take a look at Ihwe suits, buddy—1 got 'em marked so low I hope you don't buy." WASHINGTON LETTER Willi silver so low, now is the gulden time to buy. In Ihe Elysltm fields, we understand, folks yrcct each other with n cheery "halo." Now Hint women arc wcariny pajamas outdoors, watch for less pjsing and more dozing. In times of prohibition an alert man ts one who never allows himself to to caught nipping. Fathers who think they arc nniklng a sacrifice lo keep sons at college never consider Hi; lirice our dumb animals pay to furnish the coonsklns, pigskins, niul sheepskins. By Williams tOuCAT\OM AM ReFiMtM DOES PER COTT'M —Tt BY KOUNKV DDTCHKU NBA Servitc Writer WASHINGTON.—Instead' of becoming that "model city" In law enforcement promised by President Hoover. Washington insists on lemnlulng a typical American community v, r i(h an underworld, crime waves, racket murders, corruption and other phases of municipal life which keep police reporters skinny. Washington Is now having more murders in proportion to population than Chicago. Thus far this year \vc have averaged 5.4 murders n moiitli, which is an annual ra'.c of one minder p?r 7500 of population. Idlest available studies of homicides in American cities cover 1929 and show Chicago had a muder per 8400 population. The murder rate per 100,000 population was 10.1 for the larycr American cities and 11.8 for Chicago. The nation's cayiital, plugging along now at a rate of 65 murders for 1931. is scUmy a mark of 13.3 per 100.000. I'ublic Aruu-scd The surprising way iicoplc get Wiled off here, so frequently and 50 puullcly, and the Ihc extent to which the police turn out, to be involved in crime has everybody all stirred up jigain aller a crime wave in which 10 persons were shot within a fow days, nearly all fatally. One suggestion is that the situation couid be cleaned up Ijy put- tins all cops in jail nt once, uul it might be difficult to calch them. Perhaps u more effective method wuuld be for all good citbcns to start biting bandits and crooks, ns suggested by Scnor Carlos Lciva, tile Salvndoran charge d'aifairs. who implored police protection for legation's liquor and then was badly beaten up by Ihievfs whom h"; found Icoting U. Leivn lies in a hospital with a fractured /.ktill, boastmu lliat lie bit a bandit's finger "lo the bone" and tliat such bites "often prove linscnous." Ho says l!ie Washing- tun police are the worst in tho \vurld uud that a fow goo:l loison- j oils biters would be mnrr rffk-leiil In guarding the embassies and Ic- g:tliui:b. One oi the lalcst HIUKUTS. ihat cf a police stool pigeon, liini- ed up a policeman v.liu has been hijacking, just ns ihe Ik-.ihh Limerick murder found a cup v.ho was operating whiskey stills In his basement. Sixty-three cops h.v.v been fired from the forco for ::iiieon- j duct in the last two years. Only three persons ill the District of Columbia have permits to carry pislols. but 3304 have been .sold here in the past 1G months and twice as many arc estimated fo have been shipped in by mail or express. One newspaper has just printed u [ralice map which ! purports fo show 5«7 known speakeasies, 158 gambling houses and 40 disorderly houses. Hoover Is -Mayor Washington has a different setup than that in most cities. President Hoover acts as mayor, although, of course, he has a lot of other territory to think of. It was Hoover who decided Washington should become a model town and set u good example to all other cities. So ho appointed Major General Herbert B. Crosby, chief of cavalry, as one of the three dis trict commissioners, apparenlh expecting Crosby lo clean up tiic town. Nobody can vote here, so the citizens have to lake what they get from Congress, the president ant 1 the police. Theoretically, the police force is clean and free from graft, untouched by Influence because there arc no municipal politics. And the city is free of aliens, who arc supposed to be sucii n crime problem in olhcr big cities The only aliens are in embassies and legations. Thanks to lliem this is Inc one coimnuiiHy where policemen lire cliargKl with guard- in" liquor supplies and where the | government lias to make good i liquor is stolen. The Lciva case raised th? question whether (lie Slate Department would have to indemnify a legation in actual liquor or its value in cash. Wavi- nf Banditry, Too An unusual outbreak of bamlilr prcccdcil the recent murder crop which was climaxed by the shooting of I wo labor leaders at Imicl in a restaurant near A. F. of L headquarters. A imioi luwyei blnmes tho district attorney lor Ihe latter crime because In Apri he dismissed charges arainst. foui persons who had assaulted a mi- ion official in front of his offices. • Prior to the last few nionllis ol crime tl:?rc was a gaudy proccs slon of mutters and unsolved mysteries v:hlch used lo attract na- llcnnl attention—the Mary Baker Virginia MncPhcrson and Denial Limerick cases among them. Washington (Ires seem to be set I'.'iS an example to Ihc rest of the country. But not, the kind ol ample President Hoover meant Not at all. Diphtheria Out of Control Despiio Scientific Progress BV PIJ. MOKU1S MSI l-Milcr, .lourn.ll cf Ilir Asfnci.iiiem. .1 HVRI-'.-I. llic Hr:ilUi .M.i Diphlhcra is cue i: cafes about which n-i-. n'l cine has most infrrm.i 1 Ihe c^nclUto:; is '.;, under compute cor.::v: \'£ry year Mie AEUIT,;. ; Ajsocialion checks ih. :i 93 cllics, with a \;r» ;<> m tl:o cxlcnt to whkh :::,• t gal:iiii5 headway er !:•.-:;:; in e.ich cue of t!:iir Duluth and Ra't I. r. ; ,. cnjy one ricfHh ea;:i ',:• Ihcvin in 1D30 ar.d 1:1 i; mi victim was! a tion-nmj. Dic.'O, Calif, had time ti,.. i diphtheria, all cf v.:i..,, •• residents. All cf ih..- \, „ cities, except Wat:vl:.-,;•,- mcrville. had lowvr :;•»•.,•> jthnn for the precedn;j :.•,, jerase. i! of .i/iiic '-. • dis- . nic-li- and lor Philadelphia, 2.5. arc aj,tound;n'4 , .. Ls con«ldcrc« tliat (he rale for New York Citj b:twe:n 1BOO and 1894. before II (lirccv.-ry of antitoxin, was 1.11., from IDCO lo 1904. 58: froni 1915 to i919, 21.R. and from 1925 lo 1920 ...^ 10.7. Tho rales for Philadelphia arc .ippreximslcly the same. These an ical excellent examples of Ihe May ii of which modern scientific preveiitiv mcclichio con control a disease o •.-.,-.: :G lh:s character, if given Ihe cppor lUlucd | lunity. j Wllmingtr.n. Ucla. and Norfolk. ;'v had Va.. in their particular .section. • dipli- have the rates, nml Wil- alf tho average, for tho previous .vc-years period. The rales lor Ciiicago, Evansvllle nd Peorla In 1930 were somewhat bove tho previous five-year aver- ges. Nashville *'a.s much worse, UL Chattanooga and Louisville liowcd improvement, San I-Yan- isco and Sun Diego had approxi- lately the same rales for 1SJ30 as or previous years; Los Angeles howed extremely slight improvc- icnl. Ten cities with the highest dlph- hcrlu mortality for 1930 iu- lude Elizabeth, Chicago, Detroit, Newark and Lynn, Mass, They 'tre also on the high list In 1D2'J Grand Rupkis, New Haven, Cam- ridge and Duluth are on the.list of ities with the 10 lowest rates for JOth 1929 and 1930. Flint, Mich., ii lie only clly without a single diph- heiia death in 1930 Dos Mollies wus Ihc only city with a similar en- iable record In 1929. Experts In epidemiology are not ertain whether ihe recent swecp- ug reductions In dlphtluria mor- niily liavc been caused by a natur- I change In Hie disease itself or u a of susceptibility lo he disease. Neither can it be csti- uatcd exactly what part has been clayed bj; tlio gradually extending us* of toxin-antitoxin and oilier methods of increasing resistance o the disease. However, the steady improve - nent in records is certainly a war- ant for continuing the preventive Measures thai hnve tjc»n used so succcssfnlly and with so few harm- ill results in recent years. ARIIIVAl, OP SURGEON On May 20, 1917, the nrst sani- ary squadron of the American "xpoditionary corps arrived in 'arls from London on its way to he front. It icccived a trcmen- lous ovation. The squadron was composed of 150 physicians, surgeons and 73 nurses, who inarched through the itrcets with (he American flag lying and drums and fifes playing. They proceeded to a British camp n Ilia suburbs ol Paris, which lad bcon placed at their disposal. On this day a German airplane raid was made on the southeast ccast.of England. Seventy persons vcre killed and 174 injured. The raid occurred at 6 in the evening viiilc most of the victims were doing their supper shcpping. More than 90 per cent of UK world's natural gas and about 05 per cent cf the world's fuel oil are consumed in the United States. TUESDAY, MAY 20, 103] THIS CURIOUS WORLI TAMED 4NO USEO AS SLEIGH DOSS, WHEN ENOWSH OtSCOVERSO INDIA, IS MOKE THAU SHVfN CHURCH EXCUSES - liy George W. Darhamr j\s I have often said, the reason I do not go lo church or join is that there arc entirely Ico many hypocrites. To iind myself mixed up with, a lot of iliese kir.d of folk would not suit me, nnd ev:ry tiniG any of the church people cr a Minister says anything lo m? about joining Ihe church cr going to church tluit's my answer and they usually let, me alone when I come back at them with that answer. I think it was about two years ago that the last preacher uilked to m-2. But just' (he othev day one of these fellows they call a lay- prcachr.r came lo sco me and b;- gan talking and asked me if I \vas one that did not have any hypo ciittf. in it, and too, I would iik one that did net have a lot of ex reuse attached to it. Then, wculd not be interested in scndlu money away to convert n lot c folks I never expected lo meet an. If I did accidentally meet them would care nothing about then- That Mission work, as they call ii I nevijr could see any rcasou fo making a lot of fuss over pcopl in some other country. And this fclloiv said that was on of Christ's commands; that H (raid, "Go you therefore into all til world and preach the gospel to a] mankind", and to baptize those \vlil| beiisved. Well, rrvayte he said a member of any church and T but Hint's been o, lory UmO'<w old him no. And then ho began j and I asked this fellow if ' to talk about the gccd the ciuir- iliinj was said aboul siicudini. i ches do and lio-.v necessary it is |oS cf money on the propositioi! u-r the cmirches to carry on, but His answer to this was not vcr I just told him (hat 1 hart my own | satisfactory. I jvat told him views aboul such ti.injs and that, wculd wait until thiiws chan"eU u I would not nilml £o much to join a bit or at least until I coufd fin^ L-onir. good church if I cculd find I a church tiiat suited in- . . - nilnglon would so: in to b: in .' Uculav nctd of a cainpali;n on the ..- fit:n : cul.jccl. tlnce i;s rate hw never' • noil- •• gont- Lrl.iw 10. In Uclroil n social .' .tiianil ', imiiiunUitlcn cainpnlsn li^, been ".u Siur.-i csriicd 0:1 in rrcent y.-nrs. 'th: fit;-! • ~.. in^rt . . CIVILIZATION'S DIARY Civilization is a manner of living — and civilized people seek to live as comfortably, healthfully and pleasantly as they can. To this end, the wheels ol' industry turn unceasingly, producing-civilized goods For the use of civilized people. Leaders of industry lay far-reaching plans to provide better services fora civilized world. In countless laboratories, new. things and better ways arc constantly being developed. Advertisements are the daily record of. civilization's progress. They are civilization's open diary- brought to you in the columns of this paper. Diaries make good reading, and the advertisements are no exception. Head them every day . .. and keep posted on the things that make civilized living ever more livable. 1030 uics promptly reflect mis in a The 'rates fcr-Ncw YD:;: c ''" av ~ i slrafiy decrease, the rate lor DC-', . licit in 1930 being the lowest in the • ';ty, 2.D;-| history of ihe community and one- '•

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