FOUR WE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS OOOJUKK NKW6 CO., PUBLISHERS U R. BAJBCOCK, Editor B. W. HALNR1, ASvertUlag Hunger Bete Hitlonal Advtrtlsiiij R*pre«i)tat!ves: 4ikuuu Dalllej, IDC., New York, Ohlcaso, XroU, St. Louii, Balla*, Kansn* City, LltUt Hock. PubUtbtd Eveey Alternoon JJicept suidsy. •ntered u second class matter at the post Ifllre at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under »cl a! Congress Oetoticr B, IS] 7. Bervefl tiy me UmieJ Press SUBSCRIPTION KATf.S By .carrier 111 lilt city ol DlyLWllle, 15t> |«r week or $6.50 per yeac In advance. By mall vittitn a radius of 60 miles, (3.00 |>er _ye»r, 1150 for six montlia, 85c for thr?o months; 'by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, jffi.SO per year, in zoucs seven aud clslit, IJO.OO per year, payable in advance. Cowardice in Politics Cowardice, as Rodney DuU-litT painted onl in a dispatch from Washington the oilier day, lias ht-conu; one of llu 1 most I'Oinmon clianu'lrjnsiics in Amcr- ican public life. Ouv iwiilical leaders, he remarked, possess an extraordinary amount ol caution. They fear iif>(liiiijr •"<> much as a real live i.-'sin.-. \VlK-u llu-y lii;hl they lake jjood care lo-jjel ail llu: bijf guns on llieir side.-. Tlicy reserve their heaviest blasts for insipid Ih-anl opix»i- • cuts who ciinnol ti^hl hack efl'edivcly. , The commonest explanation for Ihis sad slate of affairs is that il is inevitable in a democracy. Office liuld- - or.* depend «n \ - oli.'s for llieir jo)).-;. If - lliey make enoinies they lose voles. The pressure lo straddle, lo i:mnpro: mise, lo placate powerful minorities , and minority leaders, is almost overwhelming. Otltlly enough, though, a casual glance at American political history will show thiit.lhis sort of thing isn't in the least ncee.ssiiry. The politicians .arc revealing, not Hie fmulitnienlal fault of democracy, but Ihi'ir own weakness. What, has happened is ihnl tli« pol- ... ilicians have made the mistake of tiu- ilcrcbUninliiiK the common sense ami good judgment of tlie electorate. The greatest figures in American political history are Ihe ine-n who dared . to make enemies—Ihe men y\w wuiv > willing-'co joilow llieir own conceptions : of right and trust lo Hie decloralo for an accurate understanding of i. them. • Jackson, Lincoln, Cleveland, Uoose- v-vell, Wilson—they were, one mill all, figlilt'i-s, eiir/ny-makcrs. They know ! polilics, of course; llic-y could compro- ; inisc when I hey had to; bill they could also adopt an unpopular line of attack and stick to it no mallei- how great the risks to their own personal fortunes. And il is worlh ivniembL-r- ing (lui( the ek-ctoralc stood by tin.in tiiro and again. The cowardice of our politicinns, in other words, isn'l an inevitable part of democracy. Let a really bold and cic- lenninwl political leader appear today and tl'.c response.- he would gel might be astonishing. —Uruce Cation. What liss America roiilrilnilul to th> economic status ol man? Mostly tliiaiiiMiintinciit. —Governor Floyd Li. Ol;on o[ Mlnni-sota. The l''arm's Adoamage The farmer may be having a hard time these days, hut (he slate of Michigan last year had more applications for hmnesttad land than it had had in vx-veral years pivvions. .Most of tliu applicants were jobless factory hands, who jumped at the chanci: of getting a bit. of farm land, lax-free- for live years, on which they could raise food for Ihrir families. Stale, officials admit tint most of llic.se homesteaders will probably return to the frit-lories as SHOJI a^ goud ..limes come back, letting their honu-slrads revel I to the .slain; meanwhile, however, (he "back to the; farm" movement is [Kipuiar. This; touches on the one great advantage that Hie fiiHiii-i- has over the city worker. Times may lie villainously hard and money may bo scarce; but he can at least iVnl himself and bis family, while the johlo.s man in Hie city has I u depend on charily for every bile. Mi-ing broke tin ;i farm is one degree better than being broke in Ihe cily. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Russia's Air Program Dirigibles will (J L - built in mass-production style- in tin; shops of Soviet Kussia before long, jirraidiiitf lo a recent annonncL'inenl in Moscow. A government official declares (he. Hussian government will establish a great network of dirigible- lines and will turn oul the huge ships in (juaiility, just as automobiles an; lurned out in the Uniled State.-. All of this will mean a groat deal lo the canst- of aviation, if e-verything turns out a* the Uu.ssian leaders ho]ie. However, .people on this side of the Allanlic can hardly l,u blamed if they are a trifle skeptical. The. .Russian workers have not yet (leinonslraletl lhal they can successfully liamilc nia.f.s pmddcliou nn-lhoils even where such relatively simple proilucts as tractors are involved. Arc they likely to have any butler H,dt with such inlriciile and delicalcly balanced things as dirigibles? SIDE GLANCES By George Clark SMEflM 'J'lio ncimx-Mls .Mioiild fm-Kct. Thomas Jcir c i?on mid the Republicans should puss ,,p Itcrlx-l Hnover. Neither Ihe dead nor the living dead lire soin- to solve our problems. -Conijrcsi- mnn L. il. lllack of New' York. Hooa-vcU has betrayed a willlnsm-ss (o play "l.'on the irritations, suspicions ami bitterness of llu-si; troubled and uriluriuy (iuie:;. —Thomas 1.. Chadbuurne, self-styled nayrc.^ive Democrat. New. York. * » * Most women who have jobs are forced lo keep llirni to assist in nippoHing th...( r famlllr-s. —Mary ElijaUclh vidguon, research chief, 1X-- pailmenl ol Labor. * * * 1 Ihink tliiil unless rlvlli/atlnn rollipscs— which nl i his moment doci not. see-in laijmssi- ble—eugenics on a univerfal scale will have to be Ihe solution of the problem of producing a satisfactory Innnan race. —I'rutv.vj.,- Julian Huxlev. "This rawal came dashing through my tent while I was s-" Child's Health By Dr. Morris Fishbefn limTOK'S NOTE: This is the fuutth if a scries uf six articles by Dr. Flslibcln. OUT OUR WAY By Williams IF VOu GE.T A . OUT OF HAMIM' f\ Hy 1)11. AKHtltIS Iililiir. .iDurnal nf Ihc Amrrlc.in Mtcllc-al Ass-cii-ialiiin, ami of II)- fclu, ihe Health Blasa/liu: In one of (he leading private diouls of Chicago 432 children at- iiiicrl. All of tlii'.se. children were onslilt'rect by Ihcir parents hciiUh- ul, and actually what \vc mean •Jicn ire say "ivi'll." Wo think of a id: child as one with n fever, naii- ca, fallgue and weakness. Some- lines il has a cough and au enip- loii on thu skin. A sick chilli dous .ot want, lo play. \Ve tliink of a well chll<l as one •ho is netive. alert and «-itli a good miner. The "we'll c-liilcl wants lo lay. i* inU;reited in its daily life, ml has n good nnixHUe. citti'ver, careful examination of liilcticn iu school indicates llnil v are all ricurei-s of illtiefs. rom tin' ehiiil just above tile vpim f lx~lnu sick to the one with snucr- icalti!. Of the 432 rliildmi i-xam- nctl, 1!7 ]icr cent, or 117, were found n be hi a slate of jwor uutrlllnh, nille.ilcil by pallor, llabbincss, 1111- lorwcight or overweight, and a oni-ral lack of desire to work and ilay. Hfleen ]ier cent, or 155 of Ihcso hidien. liacl dcfccls of Ihc eyas vliich had not been given proper illetitioii. In ICO of (he -I3L' clill- Ircn. or 31 ]>er cent. Hie tonsils and he ilirual were found lo be Hie ; uUj;\v of chronic infection iuifi- ck'nllj- severe lo demand prompt coiiMiltnlion of Ibc family doctor. iiTuiisc Chicago Is in the yoiter IIT.I, 50 of ll'.cse children, or IS •HT funl. were found lo have bc- ^imiinij enlargements of the thy- m:i) sliuict. Kighty.six riiildi-en. or -'0 IKT cent, were found with dc- f:cUs of liearhu;, .snflicien'.ly serious to i.-iterfcre willi tlieir fnil apprc- cluLlon of what tcacliers n-cre saying. Nine children, or 2 per cent, were found (o Jiavc abnormal conditions of the liearl, dcmandlns siwclnl rules regarding exercise. Finally, of Ihese children, or 03 j>cr cent, were found with denlnl decay or other defects of the month or teeth that should have had good dental care. Bear In mind thai Ihesc were children In a private school, which means thut Iheirf pnvenls had sufficient funds to give llicui proper medical attention and proi>er denial care as soon ns (he situation was brought to the. attention of the parents. In addition lo tile physical ile ; fects that have been mentioned, 82 of these children, or 10 per cent, rerc reported, by tlieir mothers to have nervous or emotional disturbances, all Ihe way from nail hlling and thumb sucking to displays of lii-ilability, excitability, sleeplessness and crying without cause. Ninety-live children were reported to have frequent headaches, 56 intermittent wetting of the bed and 31 hat! lo hiwu drugs regularly to control constipation. The record reads like the listing of tile inhabilanls of a hospital or disixmsary, yet all of these children were presumed to be well children and actively engaged each ciay in their school work. Such a record as this indicates the importance of having cacli child examined at least once each year 10 determine the state ol its health. Such an examination will proviri; the parents with a list of preventable diseases and curable conditions The parents owe it to the child to give it tire same opportunity that the' most healthful children have In (lie competition for a place in 11 fc. TOMORROW': Child labor. K'Jilcli is just under 40, Is that of the voter not too young to have become interested in pomu.. 5 a , 1(1 not yet too old to care. And they never lack for political candidates who appeal to them as a group wllh attractive promises. • * * MM 1'tr District Assuming an average of about 3.000 veteran's lo a congretbional district, il is easy lo sec wliy no congressman vim Isu'l completely sure of rcnoiniiiittloii and re-election cares to offend "the toys." Lc as t of all in this period when he is more than ever likely to rind an ex- service man running for his .wat. Already lliere arc 8ij World War veterans in the House and 13 in the Senate. The number lias increased gradually and an increase larger than usual Is anticipated next Sol-ember. When the organized veterans really go whole hog for n picc= of legislation heic the onslaught staits ulth wires or lelteis from aboul 10,000 legion posts, along with whal ever individual members are iu.siih- ed lo write or wire on their own The incoming pile of pressure propaganda is increased by tbc other veteran groups, plus efforts of the veterans' lobbies on the ground. Remember ihr (i. A. U. The heights of power to which Ihc G, A. R. rase afto- flic war are slill remembered and in recent years Ihe veterans of ilic Spanisli- Amcrican War, which had only 250.000 men enlisted, have demonstrated their ability to force pension and other legislation through Congress. It is not surprising that the veterans of the last war, far stronger in numbers, snonid be able lo dictate lo Congress whenever thev d"sire. * Congressmen mml worry not only about the veteran's vote, but also the vote of his family and friends, 'llie vctcraiis get ollur home town organi/.nllons to petition their representative and have recruited the support of many shopkeepers who are pleased with the proposal that each veteran be handed a few hundred dollars avail- ah!c for spending or paying bills. The Veterans of Foreign Wars leading the cash bonus right have cited lo the House Ways and Means Committee not only 600 resolutions and memorials from American Legion posls. but petition sieji.ilura by hundred.-; of thousands of non- vetcian citi-*ns and pleas from Ro- lary clubs, farm organizations labor unions. W. C. T. U.'s chambers of commerce, state legislative bodies and a couple of dozen city councils. lard I.ctl Nebraska Kxnorts LINCOLN. Neb. (Ul')-Lard, not corn, or wheat, or pork, is Nebraska's biggest export. Exports of lard or tlic past year aniounlC'l to $2.18,951. Veterans Mold Vole Club Over Congress On Bonus tiy KODNI'.Y 1ll"CCI|KK NKA Scrvin- Wril,. r WAHIIINGTON.—Tlicrc'i, a farm ^lf-, u labor vote and :i .-^ildicr vote in tliis raimtry. li:it II.- one that tlirti-,-.s ttiL- larges 1 , .senre into Con- E^rr>s is the solcicr vo^r. 'lh? veterans arc erc.itlv oiiliiuni- !:iu;i boll) hy the laboring me n and tl-.c farmers, tut t!ic veterans nl- vr>s know wliat they \i. m t from ire cnvcrnmciil ami conic much i:i.iit-r to Betting i;. Tli..y :irc licller oru.iin/cci, more .•irl:.ii;nce and (Ictmniiicd a »d •M'icMl more evenly o'.cr Hie country. 'Hie real I^rm vole- is relatively feciional .inti :.v i.ibor vote — »luc;h viMhaps »linii:ci hn referred to .i<; "Ihe fo-cal!cd lab~r vote"—is liMvily concsntratc-rt. v.i\ the veteran? nrc scatlei-e's nior.-. cr low cvraly. in proiwrtinn 10 ti;e vc-.ing |:"|i;.la;i;iti. i;:roni;h rvrry stale and cviry (.-atisrtisioiial OU:r:i.-|. Cilli't Ipm.rc Tlirin !•>•»• roi!i!r<-.«nj:fr. r.in .iiTcrcl lo isnore tlirm. If n vu -ro l; ,,, fcir ^ c.inin.11 (.itpiisitini, c : tin- American Ix-;ic:n. Uir prr^rl)l pn.^mc of vcl- oraiis for me.iMiu, to oa.,|> n 10 bonus ccr;trif:r,rs vo-ild te- far more likely ;o Micccert :;n ;i , :uw j^ms i:io!).ll>lc. Kvrn wf.li tb- ;,..,.,»,..-., opixx-illloii. I.I'IISIV.-.S tto;|l(| I,;- lllifly 10 ,,;1SS ! ::• (Iniii: civi-r a prc>:<!--iulal veto ll i! ttfiv 1,0; tor t'.-.,. ...m s i., tc ol |t!:o r.atiosu! fm.inivi. I Four miliioa vc'praju represent .1 fornuclab!: vctinj group. Thsy may nol vole as an oreanise;! unit, bill, they can be congealed In one direction or the other more etfec- tively than any comparable ole- mrnt. They linve the obvious Incentive of voliiiB for benefits to themselves which tnk-e the form of cash money. nn incentive stimulated by cnrrjnt hard, times. Their average a»e Announcements Tlic Courier !?ews nas ix;en au thorizcd to annomicc the follow- in? candidacies, subject, to the Democratic primary. August 8. For rrosccuting Attorney DENVER 1,. DUDLEY S. t,. GLADISH (Kc-clection) For Connty Judje ZAL D. HAUKISON ([or 2nd term) >'or ShcriiT HOLAND GRKEN CLAIiENCE H. WILSON County TrcMurtr W. W. HOLLH-BTER (for 2nd term) Clrruii; Court Clerk R. U "BILLY" OAINES ffor 2nd term) Cownly and I-roI»fc Clerk W. II, "DOC" SCAKUOUO . MKS. JOHN LONG (Hc-clcctlon) MISS CARRY WOODBURN 1-RLU I'LKKMAN For CountT Asstssor JOE S. DILLAHUNTY (lor 2nd ; wm) • Aiilomobllcs art owned on 58 Kr ecnf of Hie farms in the Uutt- -U Slates. - THIS CURIOUS WORLD The month of May scorns to lia\e been named for-Maia, R mai. yoiWcss of £|)rhiE. Some scholars, however, hold that May a shortened form of Majores, and that the month Js so called 1 caiiKfi il was sacred to Hie older men, as JMIIC was sacred to t young men. or "junlovcs." Bin! .song ceases to lie nl i(s best hi May, for parental cai leave liltle lime for it. The tnsk of the parent birds can be realiz; wlicn one considers that mnny young birds arc capable of eating se oral times (heir own weight, in food each day. ' NEXT: How can the age of a star lie told'.' TODAY c :./-»ISTH&*- * GLHMAN DltlVK FAILS On Aiiiil 30, 1U18. tiic great Oer- inan drive on the Lys sector came (o an end after three weeks of righting winch hart cost, them j many thousands of lives and had gained them no real advantage. French and British morale \vas higher after the failure of the at- twnpl lo seize (he channel |x>rls. German losses In killed and woundcxt during the three weeks campaiKii was estimated at more than 150.000. Allied forces on the Lys sector confined their activities for the di to n series of minor raids ; Email scale operations which suited In Improving and slrengt ening their positions. The British admiralty official] announced the destruction of German submarines during month of April. SOMETHING SHOULD BE It has been found by the House. Conference on Child Heal and Protection that there 1,000,000 school children in tl United States with weak or in paired hearts. Read Courier New Want Ads. Go window-shopping in your easy chair Relax for a moment and turn the pages of your newspaper. Let the advertisements help you to make your shopping plans. Do you need a dress, or a coat, or a hat? Perhaps a new blanket for a guest-room, some curtain material, or even a few new pots and pans for the kitchen? Of course, there are many things you want and need.. ..but you may be letting many of them wait until you see in a store or a window exactly what you have in mind, at an especially alluring price. Those are the very things you will find in advertisements. Attractive articles, new and improved ones, prices that make quick action an economy. T. h i n k how many steps it can save you to hunt out these things, and find them, in comfort at home! If a special opportunity is offered, you'll know about it in time. .When new articles are announced, you can have them before they are the least bit out of date. And you can save hours of waiting and asking, miles of steps—and money too! These are but a few of the ways the advertisements ~ in your newspapers can serve you. If you read them every day, you are sure to grow wise in the ways of purchasing—and saving.
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month