The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1934 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, July 11, 1934
Page:
Page 4
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 4 article text (OCR)

FACE FOUR BLYTaEVlLLE, (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS aa OOUUEK NEWS co., PUBLIBHBU O. R. BABCOCK, Editor 'Bole Nation*! Advertising 3«pnwnt»Uv«: Arlctusu Dallies, Inc., New York, Clilc»jO, Cttrclt, Bt. Louu, DaJlu, KOTOW City, Uempiili. Published Every Altcrr.oau Except' Ounaiy. Ditercd as tocoud elcss inatter at Ilic IXKI olflce at B:ythevlllo, Ar- knnsus, under net o[ Congress, Oc- lobcr 9, 1911. Served DV me united Tress SUBSCiill'lTON KAT'KH By carder in me cuy o: Blyllievlllo. 15o per »eclt or fo'.W PCI year 111 advance. By Dial I witliin a radius ol 60 miles, VJ.OO pec jour, »l.l»J lor six inouius, tt5e fur II,ice inonthi; yy muil in postal zones iwo to six, Inclusive, W.5U j»r year, in zones seven arid eight, UU.Od IKT }t' :t r, i>ayable In advance. Politics and Relief It seems to be a dttfii-nK thing for most of us to maintain an objective attitude toward the federal relief program. Maybe the fact th:tl some of the gentlemen in charge of its administration seem lo have the same difficulty may help lo explain that. Anyway il is worth repealing thai the purpose of the program is not to build roads or make, other public improvements, and mosi certainly il is not tlcsignetl lo allonl polilical security or preferment for any individual, faction, or political party. Its purpose is lo prevent human sulfering during a period when many of our people are helpless lo help themselves, ami lo do it wilhoul wrecking the .morale of ils beneficiaries. The program musl be judged, and llio.se who administer it musl be judged, on the effectiveness and the efficiency wiih which thai purpose is served. The roads and other improvements which Ilic relief program lias provided arc incidentals, the result of a sound conviction on the part of those in authority that "made" work is a,-, beller form of relief than an outrighl dole. Bui that this form of relief program has its special dangers is evident from the facl thai il has letl many of us who ought to know better lo intcrcsl ourselves in lliesc incidentals rather than in the adequacy or character of Ihe relief program il- self. Vi'e give a lot of attention to who is to benefit by Ilic labor of relief \vork employes, to whose pay we contribute very lilllc and lliat indirectly, and mighty little lo the present and future welfare of the men and women whose condition made tiic relief program necessary, and for whose sake it is carried on. Maybe we are nol to be loo severely criticized for thai. If the gentlemen in charge of relief activities have nol acl- ually ,-iibordiiialcd the needs of those they are supposed to serve to a pie- counter business in public improvements of various sorts, tliey have at least permitted the incidental results of Iheir relief activities lo lie used for purposes from which a program such as theirs ought to bo completely divorced. When power to approve or disapprove relief work projects is used to pay political debts or drive jwlitical bargains, loss of public confidence in the whole program is inevitable, whether or not it is effectively fiillilling ils primary objective of meeting relief needs. Readers of this paper who have access to information concerning conditions in other states know thai Ihe sil- uation in Arkansas i---nol notably bad. Local and state politicians throughout the country killed the C\VA by Iheir selfish abuse of il. They didn't, for the most pnrt, do anything which lo them seemed bad or dishonest. They simply applied lo il Ilic methods which politician; almost inevitably use in the management of public expenditures. They did nothing worse Ihan Jim Farley does whsu he diclatcs appointments to responsible places in the public service on a basis of polilical expediency rather than fitness. They are doing the .= amo thing with the relief program that succeeded the GWA. Believe it or not, the record of Bill Dyess in Ihis respect is quite probably above the average. Maybe the facl that in Arkansas Ihe program is entirely a federal one has something to do willi that. Our contemporary, the Hope Star, in an editorial reprinted elsewhere on this page, expressed Ihe pious belief Ihal if Arkansas, taxpayers were helping to pay the relief bill in fhi.s state we would have belter niiiiiUKeincnl. That is non- seiisi', I.otal imrlicijnilioii in cai'i'.vinK Ihu relief, Ijurduu in otlii'i status has mount an amount, of lowil political lo(, r - iiiiil winj-pulliiiK tliul ihvmT's our along thai line. Ono of Iwo t'KUA men who wen 1 here Ihc other day dici'kint; up on Ihe prognim was fond of .-ayinj; thai tliu trouljk> lay in the fad llml this man or thiil was nut "socially minded." That expresses it. lint disinterested, .socially minded individuals with admin- isU'iilivi! aliilily .suflit-ienl l» make a program of this kind function aru not numerous. Not that there i.s any evidence thai a rent search was made for them, ilow did Mr. Dyc.ss tfcl his job? The only certain answer i.s Ihal it was nol on the iiasis of anything in his pasl careor lluil indicated that he was lilted for it. It may look today like a wonderfully fortunate selection, or a marvt'lously rolton one, defending on yoiii- point of view, but when il wus made, so far as demonstrate-.! ability and all around lilne.ss is concerned an equally satisfactory selection could have been achieved by the inter- etUhiK process of putting several hundred names of Arkansas citizens in a hal and lellinjj a blindfolded child pick one out. So far as the luilliorUies at Washington are concerned thai is the way il was done. Only they lei .some one wilh political influence, who wasn't supposed to be wearing a blindfold, do the picking. \V'!:al ho|«V Not much. The troubles we are experiencing with Ilic relief program arc pretty definitely inherent in our' political system. The |H!oi>lu themselves will have to reor- gani/c tlioir whole 1 altitude, loward public idfuirs before we will make much lirogrcs.s. With a few rare exceptions the most we ever accomplish now i.s to kick one set (if rascals uul to make room for another, which may have somi! bearing on who picks the grains bill none at all on the general welfare. Do you think a non-pnlilical relic I' administration is (Kjsdible? II is not. Those executives at Washington who have made a sincere elfort to exclude politics from Iheir departments have been severely sal on by the elected representatives of the people they were trying to serve. "To the victors belong the spoils," said Andrew Jackson. He was an exception in thai he was frank enough to say it- publicly. Hut there are few men who get anywhere in pub- lie life who don't believe it a sound rule and practice it .so far as opportunity ixH-mils. IL is (he privilege of the losers to squawk until they arc able to climb on top, when they usually may be relied upon to follow Hie same methods. WEDNESDAY, JULY n, 1934 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Sec, what did I tell you? convention." You're (he only wife at the Stutterers Are Numerous Among School Children BV nit. MOKKIS nsHKKiN Kditcr, .Tnurlial of llic Aminriui Mnllnil Association, and of llyscin. Ilic Ilraltti MsRiizilic About a million people in Ilic United Sillies suffer greatly from dillicullie.s of .speech, mid at Icasl bait pf lhe.sc lire school children who stliller or stammer. In fuel, il is estimated Iliul one of every hundred public .srhnol clill- dicii has Iroubh wilh speech. Tlie person who has difficulty wilh speech is likely to suffer ciu- unr.isiuictil tn such cxlenl thai the whole iialuic ol ills adjustment lo olli'jr pvople will be mocl- ilicu. Thai 157* ot cmlrarniss- IIK-:I| fives him a sense of infci- ionly which mny greatly intcrlcn: with aicomplisnmcnl h, iu 6 clioien career. When a doctor, especially one verad In ]sjycho!iiay, studies sncli cnsc.s, he Is likely to ask livsl lor complete record ot Ihe liLstoiy of the child, including (rouble' during {ha process of bitlh. care! and feeding of the chilli, nhcllu-r; of wrong in- during cliild- Almanac: July 11^ U.s.» udt ^-~ Alexander Hamilton and Aaron. CHURCH EXCUSES Bj Oca. W. Oue of Ihe mo.sl unusual facts alxr.U Mnmmrrlni; h the way v-liifh Mime people are able lo gel along wilhoul slammerini; nlirn they whisjrer, or sing, or le- ciic- pjciry. or speak lo a la audience, but have difficulty un-l din* iiiiier cotiditions. In l!ie modern attempt lo con- Inil sliimmcriiiK, certain p.sycho- losk'al methods have been found ol great value. One is the U'uch- inn ol relaxation. Ihe otlier is re- i 1 liii-ation and control of Ihe emo- ticiu.-,. utirt the thlrci is Ihe jxnvcr ui hui;i;['Mion. It llic cluld can Ire suitably cjn- couni^rd when il Ls making pro- it will ceilanily be helped. I told my son-in-law and liired- inan Hint a nuin of my knowledge i'licl ability lias a right to expect the country to pay. him proper attention, and when I get my new church started, -based on the sound theory of "Shurc and Slnre Alike Religion—Limited", with all Us Advantages, such as belter church government for less money, there Is no doubt bill what all the people who realize they have n UiiRe amount of religion will welcome llie opportunity lo share with those less forlunate. I cmi- Ittenllally expccl an amalgamation of all religious bodies with my "Share and Shine Alike Religion—Limited". Ol course. Iliib will p;ivc me i field large enough lo ically show (he world whal a man nf my knowledge and ability can do. The bellcr ROvcnuncnl ill mean a in dollars and cenLs that, will run into millions to say noth- inu ot the equitable distribution i lor less money plan THIS CURIOUS WORLD B MOOSE CAN GR.GW SEVENTY- BIGHT INCH THE TWELVE-WIRED 6IRD o/ PARAOIS£ HAS TWELVE WIRE- LIKE r-RATHER. SHAFTS PROTRUDING FROM ITS FLANK FEATHERS. • _7-Jf O ISO4 BY SEA The moose, like other member.! of the deer family, grows a set of antlers for each fighting season, al the end of which Ihey drop oft. They are grown for use in battling wilh members of their own snccirs. and r.re not used for shoveling snow, as many people believ;. NEXT: Which are bellcr owls or caU? hiredman say Ihal t am likely lo.in Oklahoma at llie end of Ihe el Hie tiling tup-heavy and have Ironbie. ]jut 1 cannot .sec a clu'nro lor this to happen. of religion. My son-in-law and dians When most of the Se.ninoie In- Scminole wins of 1312. between 50 and 75 hid in the swamp and were left behind. These have increased lei 500, according to recent official large rcscr wcic. mpvcci to reservations ' Ihe Evergladc.s in 1017. KZRR'S SUPERB LOVE STORY- The practice of or rhythmically i;rcal service in condition. speaking slowly i frequently of controlling the . By Sophie Kcrr' It had any tnfcc'lniis dlscuws. n.r.cl ^Pntenfatp Fnnnrl its usual rmidnct, al ho;:.c. i ulcludu - TOllim It is im|KHl;uil 10 Iii,u c;;. whelher the child ;* atr.nd of MIL durk. c! thunder, or ul .Midd'-.i nniscs. It. is ii'/.o iiiinoriiini Were for His Chauifeur :u:i.i> iii:nn TODAY .I\\i: Ti;il(lV cnmr. to York tltlrrmlnrd to , hi'iur tn'Tit Hud r-»Lirriall7 AMY .IA*:K*0> Ihnt nhr c.i» Binke a Mii-ft*-* of her llri*. Amy had Ix-vit l.rr lir.it friend .-nntll IIOW- AIU> .IA«:USO>i hrnke the eacngc- ini':il -l:inc- forced r»m hi™ Had m:ir- rii'il Amy. UnEiltle tit ln-ar Ike • Juki uf AIU>'N knppinrnM, Jane oliE.iln* a Jub IK a NeiT York real r»l:il<- olilrc. Ii rli-vrr nni noon I. rank- rii-rllcnl .nlarj. She ha* tir »i!k KOI;I:H Tiioiiri:. i itinrrU'J. l..1lrr »he tire* nuri t>keH kc afffra t« kear ,,•;,,»: ot Ibilr chlM »ke dU- irr i]r»[,erale vliekt Jn«« In Airi.r for kelp. lI«1Tnrd irin^: nermnny and Amy to .Nrw York. S»e ftaim he li:ilrf U korn nnil 4kc«. .l.i know .vluj'.licr In* child of im;oJ:iHss or dreams deal. LliWlBTON. Me. HIP) .- Ap' ]:iause ami cheers Ihut nevoi' hc- I has lit-, fore liad reached his cars greeted a Kic.i'. Dana K. Williams, iiniicrial iwtcu- li.U- ot the Shrine of North America—at least, that's what he thought for a while. Williams was leading a paradu Slale Pricle . I'aliiolli: eili/ens insist that tlirvse who arc hungry brcaiiie ihi-y have soiiRlit work niul been unabk- to find il. shall be fed. Bill any :ulininiMi-,it[on (hat lor every dollar of relict spends 23 cents for "management" is imiwsslbl-.'. I doubt whelher Administrator W. R. Dyess Is any more lo blame for this thai; Arkansas' own people. Siate |>iide. as well ns rational patriotism, demands ihm we cui down drastically on fcd- rinl cxp;iKliliat-s uvcr and above Ihe amount ol laxo., Ark.in-^s iwys to the federal gorern- mcnl. 1 Exlrav.isanrc will Mop on Ih.v. ii.irticular mo- ini.nl wlii-n ArkansciV c.vn citizens have lo put up dollar for dollar wilh the federal gov- einiiicnl. Thrrc 1;. n big diffcteiire brf.vcen honest re- lift for Ihe hungry un ,i -, ((O liiical joy-ilde on !nmh we imiccnitly Mippow will never have tu !«• p.iid L.irk. —IlOjw Star. Some obscrvciTi me t'-'^vnicrf! that pr.icl ically nil iicop!; win have di!Ii,iilty in i,'|x>ai:iii L . dispi •:'in" Minneapolis and every time he ui!>linbn:ice of ll^e norn il Mylli:ii;cainc in sight -i ure-it ovation of bieattin.K: in other words, they, aiose. He couldn't quite undei- cnnnol co-ordinate Ihe luum,-,- inj M(lml u . L;lU . ri however, he tils- whiclr tlu-y brcntlio •,-.:i' ••• ' illity lo inning- in The imnll busiiirs! nun may have !o be ciroppcd liom the American econoanc system. —Prof. Kenneth bnmcron of ohm Stale U. » « r Nrllhcr Socialr.m nor Connuuiiiim Is goal rncu 5 h lo f.itiify thr nerds of Americans, bc- f*me neither Inr, suflicicnl. emolinual and spirit- Secretary ol Agru-ultnve Henry ual warmth. A. Wallace. I believe implicitly in my Iv.rb.ind Nothing could shstr (hill cm-.fidmco. 1 have known him (or lone. —Mrs. s.mmr] insviil. * r , II may be possible that we are all lo become another ,uic:or.t Alhon... m- onolher ancient Rorr.e. but I- for one vtntw to doubt it. -Di. Kichohs Murray Hutlrr. pr?nrtpr.t ol Col- umbin University. .s]x?iik. ^'>mct:a:c.s ;)ioper hiv,,linn;: •.•Xi-r- «; will help [o relieve .^udi IK.O- c of- a good deal o! UK-:: tiou- le. H has brcn found. i:i-id.:rt:illy. liomc here. covered lhat his chauffeur was Francis il'ns> Lund. All-Amcri- ciin lialfback and captain-elect of the Minnesola football team. The cheers wore for the polenla*. Wil- li;.ius rclalcd when he reached ml a great ninny children wilo utl^r or .slammer ari* m-nii)--!-- I families in winch o'.iicr chi:- ren liavf Ihe same truiihli-. or i; •hich the falhrr j- ii;o!ii-.'i h.i.i ad the same lro;ib!i>. Whilo so:nc lierrdli.iw (iiiii- ulty of sliucliirc may Lc jwrtly ?sj>oiisiblc. one must also inves- igalc Ihe hkrlihcod of imitatioii Piccard's Cousin Becomes Model Tiic Courier Ne#.i hns bren nu- horlzwl to nnnouncL the folloa-liig a« candidates IT public onice. sub- Ect to the Democratic, primary '(.it August: For ncpresfnlatlvc IVY W. CKAWroHU CURTIS J. LI'ITLE For Reelection fo.- Second Term For County Judge ZAL B. HARRISON GEOF.GE W. BARHAM For Member of Congrtss CLINTON L. (JALDWELL For For phcrilt CLARIiNCE Re-election and Collector H. WILSON for Second Term For Conntj Trrasurrr JOE S, OIU.AHUNTY KOLANI) ORKKN tor Circuit t'nuit Clrrk HUGH CHAlCt ADDI5ON SMITH H. U. (HKEETT) STOIIT For County Court Clrrk KRETJ FUfTEMAN For i»c-Klpf.ltoti for 2nd Term CAREY WOOUBUHN For H. L. (Bn^IAT OAINE8 U, 0. UliE) HUDSON Per Constable of Chicks blwba Township JACK ROBttliTQON liikc 11 ivllk the unilc h:it June netrr nbal! You've probably seen pictures of her bushy-haired ;econ<i cousin—Prof. AuguMp. Piccavrt. ftratosrh«re fcientist—b'Jl Hits, more than likely, is your fir.-l glimpse of ClAive Piccaid. \). of l.os Angela. Dcca'.i-r i no^ed phfilo?r.ir h£r 'ho^g'jt her "exotic." ;!ie ha? bef^ fhosen to po?» tor (udvertue. Inu- thr .'Mill. M>\V CO OX WITH THE STOHY CHAPTKIt XVIII ryOW iliat she had taken the ^-. vhild for her own Amy was in a lur[noil ot doubt. What would Howard sny when he came back and found thai she bad done this without consulting him! What would her father and mother think! And what an exacting, [>veiwhelming responsibility sho lind assumed! Taking proper tare of an infant Is not, she discoverer! at once, a niero matter of feminine instinct, but an expert and complicated craft, with a considerable dash ot science. Miss McNoal Instructed, disapprovingly, on bathing, clothing, routine. Doclor I/iccy also In- tlruclcd, without enthusiasm, on tormuLis ot feeding, mixtures and temperatures. Amy tried to learn •everything at once, for sho want cil tn i;et away, to go home, to he mil of sight and sound of Jane, because the revulsion that had CL'me lo her at Jane's light-hearted rid'liiig herself ot tho child pcrfktcd. increased. She hid II as far as pbe could, but it was there and affected their relation. They were drawing away from each other. Jane was stronger pr^li dny and her only concern w.ii to pui Mils whole sorry bnsl- ue?<i behind her and get hack to wc-rk. Her satisfaction wag al- r.iesi flippant. Sho couldn't, sho sni.1 very otten. havo had a better break. lint she know how Amy telt S=!ie knew that Amy could not clnss over or condone whal she had done. It amused Jane a lit- lle thai Amy shouldn't be shockec at her having tho child, only ni her suing It away. * • * r T 1 IIK hoiicaly that she had used to Amy before the child was horn disappeared. Neither coul< Amy be honest. So they talkec togctli.^r as little as possible. Amy concerned herself with (he child aarl tried to still her great nnxl e(y for Howard's safety, for no word had come from him. The reports ot Americans ma rooned in Europe and their trlaU were now coming j the extra work. It would bo a to cYcryono when Amy could go. When tli.it day finally did arrive there was BO much to do to get ready, evcrytliiut; was con-1 fused and hurried, that tlicre was' no chance for any private conversation between tho two fiieuda. Jane and Miss McN'cal both went with Amy to the train, established her and the child in a drawing- room and then the nurse said goodhy and hurried oft. "I SUDPOSQ I ought to he very grateful," Jano began. In the dim light she looked blooming and. careiree. Her color had come lack. Sho hail gone out to the lairdrcsser while Amy was packing. Sho hail put on a smart rock and hcf. Amy glnnccrl up from arranging pillows carefully abnut the child and, seeing Jane's smile, her constraint dropjicd and her despising leaped out. "1'ou needn't ;o grateful. All you need to do la to remember that tliia child Is mine. And iE you ever try to claim her I'll toll ttie whole story." Jnne struck back, subtly, sweetly, but wilh the sharpest blow sho could deal. "I'm glad lo give llio child to you, Amy, since you lave none ot your own—it you liadn't taken Howard Jackson away from mo thin would have been his child, rcmoinber. J shan't claim hcr." "Howard ditln't want you," said Amy, "nnd you know it. I don't suppose he'll want this child yours either—that's ono reason why, you must never claim her—" - and added tn her forus so bark to Mar anycr. She could not remember when she had ever been so angry before. Tlie porter came and one part of her mind liusicil Itself with practical, inatte'r?, -f r e s h Ice to pack tlie supply of prepared food for the chilj. and Uien llio necessary warming of il at tho right intervals: she sent for something Lo eat for herself, she arranged her baggage and ;vraps for Hie mosl space. TN the -^ and in JAN « co ANE was palo now, but flic rc- :o»ercd her sense. "Hon't let's quarrel again. H's so foolish to quarrel-^-" "I'm not nunrrellng with you, but I won't stand your lies. You want always ta twist things so you'ro not to blame. Well, this can't bo twistcil. I've always loved you, Jane, no matler what yon did, but this i3—I don't know —it's as it you—you had no no integrity, in your soul." "Integrity in my soul! That's only a fancy flirase! It doesn't mean anything. Why don't you look at the, whole,.thing sensibly as I've asked you to before. What on earth would I do with a bal>y?" "This Isn't a baby, it's baby, or it was—now H's mine. It we talked tor a. thousand years we'd never agree.. Klay nut of my life, Jnno—I don't want you there any more. Goodby." Slio did not offer to shako hands, she did not want to touch or come near Jane. Jane waited a second. "Oood- by," she said at last, and went out. Through the window Amy could sea her walking quickly along the platform, head up, slight >nd young and buoyant, morning Amy's faliier other were both al tile train and when they saw her they ran toward her exclaiming logciLicr: "Word's come through from Howard—lie's in Norway and he's all right." Her fai'uer cmight her: "Look out. dear, don't taint!" for she had mracd weak and dizzy wilh llie joy of liic good news. Then they all talked al tbfj same time and Amy lonketl from one to llie otiier. rosling In Iheir sure and stable alt'rclion, re- luming it, feeling, lierselt bor.tiU round ouce more in ils dear familiar security. As ihry got i:uo a cab Mrs. I.owe look llio baby. "How tiny!" phe said. "Neither of us quite believed it when you wrote you'll adopted a har.y. What's htr name?" "Mother, she hasn't any. You might choose one. I'm too worn out. 1)0 you think il was a crazy UlinR to do? Do you, Kalh'er?" "Oh, rather crazy. Flat nice. Siio looks a healthy young one," answered her father. "She's a darling, very good. Only there's n int more lo Inkins care ot babies than I imagined. We'll talk about her after awhile. Tell mo about Hnward, every single thing you know." They didn't. It now seemed, know very much beyond the fact that he and Trofessor Ellert had managed to got to Norway, but how and when they would be able to leave there no ono cnulrt tell. The Slato Department wns tryinj to arrange linkage. "I knew tKU war was coming." said Professor Ix>we, "but I didn't expect it quite EO Boon. It should havo been two or three yeais Inter." "They didn't consult you!" "I hope I never see-hv again." thought Amy. "I wouldn't have 'he (im moment Doctor/believed—no. I wouldn't have be- S3!i ; c>.:!rl so v; r: .. younj! iteved—Ehe didn't evtj look at 53fe:y t!-3rei. Tbe apari-. the bjt 1 ?. ft cy a worr) atout her was crt.vdsrt acd uncom-ior f jo he;." She was trembling. 'je anil $f\!2.\ fuik.c.d. about i sbaken *T h° f , rar* r«..55io~.:.V2 mocked his wife gently. The cab turned off toward the Crescent. "Oh Mother." Raid Amy. "I won't go homo with you. I think I ought to get back into my own house and establish the baby there. Sho hns so nr.ich paraphernalia it will muss up your kitchen and bother old Lilian." "Hut darling, you're more than welcome to muss up the kitchen and ! don't believe Lilian will mind very much." "Mother, you know she'll race." In the enrl it W as arranged that Amy should go to her own house and that her mother would stay with her lor the first few days, "lint I'll go on hnmo now," said Mrs. Lowe, "and bring back things for lunch, and your oli cradle," '•'Aud any of ray old bab? clothes yon're got tucked away. Sta has hardly anything to wear.".(Copyright. 1M«. bv ScpMe Ktrr). -,._.-.CIo Be Co.atlu.uc4k

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page