The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 18, 1932 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 18, 1932
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P/.T • •'•' $& :: :^ JHB_BLYTHEVILLE COUBIER NEWS ootnuB trews cc., PU O.E.B4JBCOCK, BdlU* MOCfc. JtatiOMl AdratWut KepruentaUvte: M DtUkt, inc, New York, culcago. st. LOUU, ttoiiM, KAOIM CUT, uitk> Every Afternoou f.xcepV BvuitUy. Iptend u Koqod eUu matter af. tlic post •flte it BJjrthCTille, Arkuius, under »ct G." Canfrea October t, 1917. Sm*a toy t»e RATES By carrier In the city of Blyt-Vv)He, 15u per nek or f£0 prr yea; In advance. By m»U within * radius of 50 tulles, J3.00 per yetr, $1SO tor «lx montlii, 85o tor thr? e months; by null In postal rones U'o to six, Inclusive, %S!O per' year, In zones seven and elghl, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. The War Debts The war debts and reparations question it; not the kind of <i nuiller in whieli the average American liti/ccii is likely lo lake a very thoroughgoing interest. "Tliuy hired Llie money, didn't tliey?" was the response of Calvin when In.' wns asked whal he ought to he done abonl the ilelils, and that is the way most of us feel about it, particularly when we read thai the debts amount to over §700 for every American, family. Unfortunately the mailer is nol that simple. In the first place payment of the debts (they amount to about $22,000,000,000) in gold is out of the question. What «ood that amount of gold would do iis if j\ve could get it is doubtful, hut anyway wo can't get it. The money was borrowed cliielly lo finance the purchase of American go:ids that were eaten up or blown lo bils in tile war. It was really goods, not money, that we sent to Uni-opc, and if we are going to collect we must hike our, ( pay .in goods, not money. And after all, money is good for nothing ex- cppt the purchase of goods anyiway, so that part of the situation ought not to be particularly, objectionable. . It does emphasize and 'make clear, however, that we can't collect the war debts "without serious danger.of increasing oiir already serious domestic economic difficulties. •'••'•" > '• It would seem on the face of it dial to move 'to America $22,000,000,000 worth of .European goods would bo a very fine thing. There are no doubt a lot of things in Europe that we could use and enjoy. But unfortunately we already have more goods in America (han we can find buyers for, mid we're our. markets opened to $22,000,000,000 worth more from Europe we would find our difficulties increased. It is A- strange paradox, but such are the peculiarities of our economic system that it'looks very much na if cancellation of the $22,000,000,000 is preferable to insistence upon collection, even supposing the latter to be possible. We might even find it profitable (by we is meant the rank and !ile who work for a living) to extend some additional billions in foreign credits OUT OUR WAY for the purclmsB of American gowls, thus providing new markets for products of'American ngi iculture and industry. That may sound like a very strange way of creating prosperity, but slrange cures are needed for the kind of ailment which makes plenty the of jwvwly. K. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Fright In India The real .seriwisiiesK of the KI'(.UJI- liotv in India hccamu a good deal clearer when it vv;i.s annmmml that llit- British government )I;H Ktnleiicuil a nine-year-old hoy lo four year.-; in prison because hu stood outside a Bombay .store and urged shoppers to buy only Indian goods. A government that makes sm-li sa'v- :igt) war on children is, <|iiilc obviously, inspirit uy fear, which is nearly always back of cruelty and repression. If ,Kngliind'K proconsuls in India are .seeding )iine-ye;ir-oMs (o prison, the procoiisulsunusl be more badly scared than (hey have ever publicly :idmiU«l. And, by the sank- token, if children lire courting such .-entences—this particular youngster proudly told (ho court he was "willing In die for Gandhi"—the movement for independence in India must go clear down to the grass roots. The inference is that the desire for freedom is not confined lo « small circle of agitator.s, as some people would like to havi: us believe. Garner's Appeal ^ Speaker John ,N. Garner's appeal for Kepnbliran co-upenilioii in u ( | r j V( , [o balance I he federal budget ring-i rn- llior strangely in n Washington'where it has been customary for such appeals l» come from the other side of the fence. Nevertheless, putting aside all partisan considerations, it is a good omen. It evidently means thai both parlies on Capitol Hill ave prepared lo forget political considerations—lo u certain extent, nl «,,y rate—in order to restore Uncle Sum's finances to a healthy condition. Tlie budget j s to he balanced and the •nation's credit i.s lo he made good. That is (he important Iliiiig, and the average citizen will not care greatly whether the job is done through Democratic co-operation on «" Republican plan or vice versa. Mnj'or Moorc of P!illn<!i:lj)l>la wnnls the j:toi,)c of Ills city la be happy, but will enforce the dry taw. His prcdcccsso.s hnv u . .lone n»i(c a bit, In this direction, but. till!; (vrlnlniy Is Moore. A man arrested by dry ngeiit.-i inis nrquUlcct when it \vns found lie hnd bunglil Ills supply ol liquor before ]>raliiljUloii. After which it <t|>> thai the test. -.™y to boat thu dry law is lo buy your liciuor 15 years uyi. Now all \ve ncei! is n ll^lipolc than tan taV.c pictures. Cliarlcy Dawcs is quitting as amlmsaitor to go tack to banking. With tilings as ttioy arc no'.v, he's £ot a long way to go tac';. By Williams CJOCr. •T/-W IM ^iT, AFrc.R r*\ -TVH<S ,'£5^ -fi-f/a 16 ROBE FE. M'T Lt/\ve 'AT OIRTV BASE A Bf\TV\. RIG . CM BE. UP HERE. AM' / / MOT <=>Pl,ASl-l VMHGM _ AM' A BRiCK IKJ -TV\ BACK -T wipe OP WJS.T , \F SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Su you sec-, it's the farmer who's making us suitor." WASHINGTON LETTER lliinvLT's S::.UDI),COO,<jOO Itcioiiilriir- tlitl I'iimice G'arnnr.-ltliill Is I)e- slsnril to Save Thrtatennl Hanks and (tuilroads IIV KODN'GV DUTCH IvK NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON — Th c Recon- itruclion Finance Coriroraliun is !cn;rn!ly expected lu save certain hri-nlciiiM tanks, railroads and oilier corporations whoso collapse vouid be likely to plunge the country deeper into depression. Whether, hy causing a n-lcnsc of fuizen credils and hoarded funds, t will actually give the general situation the lillip required to jlacc the bottom of the slump tlcfl- illely behind Is a matter of debate tctween ihe optimists and'tlie pes- •Imlslf. There seems to be a real rhnncc dial, it may. ; TlinMvlug the government into susliUEs as II never «as before, he administration and Ccnsnss mve adopted ihc most drastic of several measures yet used to nice! In.- crisis. Althons;li designed fcr belli Its psychological and material ittal us were the SIOO.COO.OOO tax eduction, the moratorium and the Homer-sponsored National Credit ~c:i::'raiion—none of which halted, •en it they letardcd, the down- waul trend—it has greater possi- oihiirs than any of them. II is called a two-billion dollar corporation because II will have SSOO.COO.OCO from the treasury for •mcrgency loans lo banks, rail- Tads, insurance! companies und olher corporations and may rais" ll.6rjC.COO.DOO more for the smile mrposc by isMiing its own bonds or loin-mures. Many banks, Congress found, were not in ft position to JirjnJdnle heir holdings or l-.ike CHIT of their .-iep-sitors. Last year zxn banks' failed, with deposits of SUSDOOO- COO on which it is believed tlieavcr- iSc depositor's less will be about 50 per cent. Siirvivini; b.mks threatened by frozen assets n:ny now .urn to the corporation fcr loans The corporation will ihiis serv. i.s .1 place' of rofcigc and. m a tense .:: a guarailee of dc-pOMts. Tlic :iu". Hint it has ils]>-:;ap money iivailable Ls expected lo give Uie business and credit structure, as I well as depositors, the conlidcncc they so badly ne«l. No one expects that the whole of the two billions will ever be borrowed, but the measure's sponsors think it should peg Hie deiliilion process and end most of the uncertainty about how much woise things may get In certain dircctiotis. Railroads have had serious iiliciilt-y h- financing themselves since the security market went, tobagfnnint' und their earnings sank under the general busi- ncss decline. They have SIO.OOOCOL ; in obligations maturing jn (lie firj- quarter of this year und in the si>: : monllis ending with April 'win have •required from $85,000.000 to ?155,- OCO.OOO above their available ca:;i pud receipts in sight. Some roaih '•.avc been laced with obvious dis • hsler, but nov.-. wlien they cnn 1 '. ipct loans from banking channels o: |Ihe public they can depend on ili; •federal government. The tlicory is i that the new bulwark will insi>li». {conli.lencc in new railroad relinanc- ing 50 the roarts can get nior. ,nf the needed money elsewhere. I Insuiance coinpiinies have had lo sell sccnrilies at- n loss in order lo meet unprecedented demands lar loans to policyholders and their position will likewise be strengthened, although U has not been as serious as that in which curtain banks and railroads have found themselves. j Credit, vitally essential to-maiu- j tenancc of business enterprise, lias i been dried up and a dominant fac- jlor. experts agree, hns been fear. i"Ncl the v.enk fearing the strong, but the strong fearing the weak," according to Governor Ens-en- I Meyer of the Federal, Reserve j Board. Strong banks fear Ihe effects ol failure of weak banks and restrict credit. If that fear can be dissipated by federal siipjiori of the weaker banks a return lo nornnl credit operations bscomcs likely. A strengthened credit structure and increased confidence, it is hoped. i will be accompanied by a leliirn to | circulation of money now hoarded. Typhoid Is Often Spread by Person Unaware He Carries It D.MI.V i BV nit. Moiiins u.-iiin:i.\ lldilor, Journal nf lh r Ainrmiln ' IlYftCM, Ilir Health M It Is commonly u:',i!c: typhoid Is now m:u< r r. Chicago had today \\ K phoid rate thai c.xisuri : would 'have approxirivr casts ol typhoid each ;, i of less titan 20.1 With •:. of typhoid. Micro v .,.u. course, a serious nit; n Bi:t the ir.cnaci- a! :,, tiniics to exist ns lr,v.: ] pci.ions who carry ,-.i,j i: of th t . dtse.ij-c ami << 1; > , measuirs lo p:eu".-.: : |. of germs into fu;:i where they may iin;'.::-,;-. about epidemics. In a recent difri^-.; ... Jecl. Dr. James G. c-;n', cf llic cl \<:\\,; rases in the Ur.;;r : i ^ Mralcal Corps, PC-;;-,:!; , In this co-.intry «;:, J. f'jcli i-.n iiK'ident. I;i ; : '.j r'e iitlenricci a c ; ;;;- lc:l;,--f.,;-,r c! thcb? ;:,,• .' typhr.iii and four ( ;.. , An !nvcs:l£:aliu;: •,- wl.o v.cie taken svk '.. ricccl (he cni;.- lord .,; ; ; ; . •AOI eaten by all of ;; ; , .:uoci thai :iirol. If j. amc ty . l i 139;^ j t . ly GO 000 .- instead ..l be, of .;v. >aoin con- there ar; .!„. germs , ,, ot la}:( , v: n inalion and .' the suh- MWc Dis- •uportance j to jus: . 4W pco- t'lcvoiopctl .::?d that 'i-:i by all :! vas i:i- •'.•iblc th.s; taken sick. Tin- dicssinj used in the salad was eliminated from suspicion because it hart been hollcd. It wns found that four womei had prepared th e ealad, peeling nnd slicing the tolled potatoes while itIH warm. After the potatoes were |:eeled and diced, tiiey were put awny In pans covered with towels until the next day. in this sulta l >li.' alinosphere ihi> typhoid germs, deposited on the potatoes by two ul til; four women who had peeled them, developed In sue)] tiui)i>:er.i us lo cause ijphold fever in 44 people v.'lio ute the potato salad. On c ol llios: 1 two women had had plioi:! fever ->2 years before iind In tile hUirvcnins; period there iud been six tiitcs of typhoid In lier In-jiiedSate-fBinlly. Both ol tii^e wcmen \vtrj asain examined i'i 7, whereas the epidemic ccci:r- red In la-'i. und they were found sllil to have In their bodies ly- phcid facilll which were clitnl- lal in t.'iflr ewrcdoiis. Appxr- cnlly tin- diwasc was torcad bv (lie contamination of Mie hands of the carrier with his O wjj cxcrj- tlcns, and (he use of the.w contaminated hands In preparing Iced which was fed to people who did not haic resislance against typhoid. TODAY IS THE- ORLD W ANNIVERSARY o, MOXDAY._UNIJAUY 18./19, f - THIS CURIOUS WORLD~~~ ADOI'T SOVIET GOV'T On Jan. 18. 1317. Hie Soviet government was adopted by Russia. 'llw Constituent Absemuly of Russia vo'.ed: "... nu.vsla be declared a republic ol Soviets. The Hepabiic of Soviets is formed on the b;ifis of a free alliance of free nations i»i- (fer the constitution or a confederation o! national Buviet Republics." The KcvoUt'.ioimry Connnitice of t!:e Nisith Rii^sian Army sent n Iwo-licur ultimatum to tlic Russian military authorities deinaiul- ing free passage for Russian troops through Jnssey. Kint; Ferdinand of Rumania was placed under tbe prelection of the allies. German raids south and west of the Oir.e wire repulsed by Uie French. iirukcn Arm Yearly I'reEral ST. AUBYM, Jersey. Cliannel Islands. (UW-a-ery ClirislmaatWc fcr three yents. Reginald Jones, 13, has broken his arm—the third time «-!ii!e playing football Dec. 22 Slraiiliaiifcr Oels Award .OKDOHl. (UP)-A "straphanger' m a London subway was awarded $200 damages against the subway co:npaiiy. because \vhen (he train went round a curve, he swung Against Uie electric light, and cul his hand, the blood spattering Jiis fife's dress and spoiling it. r>7?i=flsof>-=. C> 1932 BY \U SERVICE, MC. |-|g n*.-* S 5VvJ,. J?w *> % fr SCOTS'. ^-^&iyC^ mo^o i-.wdfr/h IN We CHUIICH EXCUSES George W. Ifcirhaiu^ ___ I told my son-ln-iaw und hired man that a few of the countries reminded me of some of ttie members of the church board that 1 ran one time. They were always nruulug with the janitor and writiii;; him notes. Ho, naturally him holding an inferior position, he was polite and very gracious with them, but kept on sweeping without, putting anything on ISe lloor to keep the dust down. And, one time he 'punched one of them in the eye with the brODin handle. This almost put the whole cliurcn in an uproar, and the maUor was finally put up to me. and there is where my well known ability and knowledge saved Hie day, you might say. And to save the dignity of the board, and maybe the whole church. I immediately demanded three apologies. FIc saii h; diti not feel in any way to blam?, but sjcing. as lie did, ::iy position and also that probably the -2ntir: cuiigrcaation was wale-lung me he very graciously gave me thr : aixilisies; and to iurtiier sliow-l' sincerity he cut the Iwndlo off U groom. j The matter was handled so adroi : ly the entire membership, the boa member and ilia janitor were lircly satisfied. The janitor got another brco and kept on sweeping. All countries, as well as cliurcl i cs, need men of my anility • knowledge io handh things." I Near Ontrnarian Is Fancy Skat I SABATTUS. Me. (UP) -Alon Roy is 82 years old bill he can st- lent a figure 8. Skating on the loc !lakc is his favorite winter time c ' version. School Claims Tivin K,-a|nl BLACKROD. I,<\seasliir • /ku ; !2P)--Thc village school Jiff, 5 i record for the namijer .,1 twi; [which attend it, there bein- scvc among the 150 tcholars. Announcements Tl« Conner News has uccn au- thorised lo announce the follow- in:; candidacies, .subject lo the Ocmorratic primary. August 3. 1 ur County Judge ZAL 13. HARRISON (for 2nd term) Tor Siicrilt ROLAND GREW CMHK.NCE H. WfLSON Cuuiily Treasurer W. W. KOLLH'ETER (for 2nd term) Ore-nil Court Clerk R. L. 'HILLY" GAINES (far 2nrt term) fnimlj- and Vrolntc Clerk W. H. 'DOt; 11 KCARBORO MRS. .IOHN- LONG (Re-election) ! For County Assessor i JOE S. DILLAIWNTY (for 2nd I term I C1TV EI.KCTION Tuesday. Anril 5 City Clerk S. C. Crt.MG i for re-election) CROSS THE WHIP is in your hand When our grandmothers went shopping they were prepared to match their wits against the shopkeeper's. His was the whip-hand. Prices were anything the dealer had to pay, plus a profit. And his profits were as elastic as his necessity—or opportunity. Our grandmothers had a very fine knowledge of woolens, cottons, silks. They used their eyes and fingers in buying. They tasted and .sniffed at foodstuffs. Our grandfathers knew an intimate lot about woods, veneers, stains. They knew leathers and machinery and cutlery. They had to. Today you can shop with assurance by designating this brand of this and that brand of that, and hardly bother to check the price on the bill when it comes. You can send a twelve-year-old to market v/fth a note and never have a doubt of kind, quality or price—if you buy advertised goods. Advertising has established standards, established values and established confidence. Advertising forces fair dealing and honest merchadise. It puts the whip in your hand. Do you read the advertisements?

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