The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1936 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 26, 1936
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1936 •'S1ILI BESPIPPHL Highly Orgariizcc! Outlaw Trade, However, Died Wilh Prohibition The liquor question isn't settled yet, as the drys thought iu 1930 and Hie wets In 1933. A vigorous battle again is raging; to make Ihe nation dry, starling hi state, county and township contests. In u scries of three articles, of which this Is the second, tile story of the. flglil Is luld from Loth (lie wcl and dry viewpoints. By WILLIS THORNTON NKA Service Stall' Corres|H>m]eiil More than three years of legal beer, and almost three years of legal liquor have produced results which wcUs and drys regard with different eyes. And when they come to Interpreting those results, their conelusloixs arc drawing far- tiler apart every day. Certain of the results are tangible. To supply legally the demand for both beer and liquors, an industry arose overnight, it employs today well over a million men. .— At least $1>00,(K>0,000 has been invested in 207 distilleries and their distributing organizations, and G75 breweries are new turning out more beer each year than does Germany itself. Tax revenue to both federal and state governments has been immense, though smaller than some of the optimistic estimates made by repeal advocates'. By the end of the year, the best estimates are thai it will be approaching a total of 52,000,000.000 collected by federal and state governments badly in need of it. This tax yield is not. of course a net gain. In Washington, for Instance, there are nearly 4500 federal men engaged In collecting these taxes and suppressing boot- H'ging. However, less is being £[>«!(, on this tax work than on prohibition enforcement at the end of that era. States, loo, have regulatory forces whose cost must be charged against their income from beer and liquor tuxes and liccnss fees. That the net receipts to government through repeal are laroe however, is pretty clear Kootlesger siill With Us 'Hie federal government takes a tax of $2 on every gallon of "hard liquor." Tlie states add their tax, varying fro,,, 40 cents a gallon In Massachusetts to $1.10 n gallon h Maryland. Between 30 per cent •> ~- jjvi.m-i.Li ,i"J ptTL CVll and 4q,per cent of Ihe cost of a glass ofitieer is laxe.s. depending'oh your state. ExpcrimenL with these taxes 1ms shown that when they arc pushed too high they tend to Put liquor prices up to the point L,J-.-here bootlegging begins to gain For tlie bootlegger is still with "s. In the early days of repeal, when stocks of aged liquor wore small and high-priced, it was freely estimated that half lli e liquor consumed was bootlegged. Though there can te no accurate figure.?, it is now believed that it amounts to between 20 and 30 per cent. But "mm row," the fleet of boals waiting to land illegal lici- nor on American shores, is dead. Tlie alcohol tax unit O f Ihc U S Treasury continues to raid siilJs about 300 a week at prescnl A year ago it was 500 or 600. But the big-time violent beer and liquor rackets which shook all Ihc large cilics before repeal seem lo have definitely vanished. Today's boollegger, w-hile still prevalent, is not organiMd on a scale to challenge orderly government. No doubt it is this chan»c that led John D. Rockefeller Jr to comment that "things are definitely betler under repeal." Rockefeller, whose money had been a strong support of dry organizations was one of the last to leave th» sinking ship of prohibition. " I Merging Tcndeifc.y Xotcd j Even in the short three years' since repeal, certain tendencies arc seen in Ihe resurrected "liquor bus- inss." Both brewing and dislillin? ire lending lo drift Inlo fewer and fewer hands, like most business Back in 1914 there were some breweries. In April of 1M3 »fre were 177. That figure in' ctetsed to 700 in June of 1934 and then dropped off to about G75 Whereas in the "old days" only 25 per cent of beer wns served in bottled, form, now above 40 per cent is so distributed. This and he general trend of business h lending to force consolidations and place the brewing business in fewer and larger hands. Brewing i!£ ,1 J° ," 0t nm to anything like Ihe bloated figures of 191-1 MT h C ?!'" f ll) ° " ti<?<! ' IOUSC " om >- ctl by Ihe brewery and ri]n tm , as an outlet, for as much of U beer as possible .has not reappeared as such, but drys contend that hi disguised form it ls again 0™ tiling. One of the largest of us breweries is now facing action' ] n Michigan charged with furnishing signs and 'buying licenses for b-er gardens. The U. a Brewers' Association, trade organization of the Industry. Is trying [ o aid in elimi- iinlton of such ticiips. which both orys and Ihoughlfiil wets recogni™ as nil evil. There has even been lalk In the induslry of naming a "czar" to restrain practices that make It vulnerable to dry attacks. Pislltlcrs Are. Combining The distilling interests, 90 p-r cent of which are members of the Distilled splrlls Institute under di.< ration of Dr. James Dornn, the BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Champion Cowgirl Will Thrill Race -Crowds at County Fair ••^^^^•^^•M . I J Alice Slsty. rodeo star who will present n series of free performances In front of the emnclslaiul between races nt the county fair next <ra*. is shown here with Chopo, the horse on which she do"s her trick and fancy iidin». Hi this picture Miss Sisty is s i, own standing Roman fashion on the backs of Whale and Urowuslone, old 101 Ranch performers as they jump over an ai.tcmobiie. She L, the only woman h, th Vo« to perform this feat, and there arc only two men riders ,ho can do ' former prohibition administrator. .- .—o lending to consolidate Four large distilling combines now lold an impressive shars in the liquor market. Dozsnj of sm.ilt dis- illeries have been bought up or Jiiikcn out of the market sines repeal. The race to build up slocks of whisky for aging is about over. There were only small sto:ks of legal whisky in storage 'when rc- •peal came. All distillers started running full blast, to create reserves beyond the current demand.' for aging. . ' A little later this year there will be stocks of around 300.000.000 sal- is far Mow the pra-prohibition average. In ion it was 1.G2 gallons for each ]»rson in tlie country. Today it is just over 'a half gallon. This follows-British experience. Ihe par capita consumption has fallen steadily for many years being n M . about half the 1013 rate, what this means is that distilling may already have reached ils quantity peak. llrer Consumption Kiscs Resuming the trend of many years before 1917. beer consumption has risen every year since rc- jwal. But It is still so far below pre-war averages Hint many brew- era and retailers who expected lo reap a great harvest from repeal have been disappointed. l" 1! ?, 10 ' f or instance, more tlinr- M gallons of beer annually slid flown the jrcat American throat lor every person in the country Last year it was only a little more Ihan ni nc g a ii onS| though it is slowly increasing;apaln During 1935, t hc last voar for' which figures are available farmers sold 10.239,000 bushels of rye a "« 19.400.YX) bushels of corn lo distillers, ana 139.729.000 pounds' of _nce and 340,841,00 pound.? of com FICE COUIT TEST cr Ac I Challenged by Bradley Lumber Company, Arkansas Concern lly'JOHN A. UKICIIMANN UnKcil Press Slatr Corrrsnuiiilcnt WASHINGTON. tl'Jl — The government's etforts to keep Hie Unll- fd Htnles out of war mill the Now Ural'-, labor policies are principal Issues dial will come before the Supremo Court, nils (all. The Wagner labor Act ami the OOI'nW|K«ldlll1f KflllUlly I,ltor Act will pri-sem labor's uroblems to th? Irlbuiial which already his con- (lemtieii NRA. AAA. the first Hallway La'uor Acl, uiul tlie c.ulfey C.iul Cuiitrnl Act. The miBslloii of neutrality Is posed In nn attack on ihc indictment o( airplane manufacturer! ; who were charged with violating Hie President's embargo on arms shipments to pnrliclpatils I" the Chnco war. L.-Hcr in the term, the Utility Holding Company Act probably will comc.botorc the tribunal.- Lumber L'oiii|>:tny Urines 'IVsl An attempt to have the Wagner Act declared invalid Is being made l)y the Brndlcy Lumber Company of Arkansas which sued in the lower federal courts to restrain owners of Hie National Uibor Hu- Intions Hoard in proceedings designed to force the cotnpanv to take back 200 dismissed workers. Because of the technical c|iies- folns Involved it, was doubtful Hint a direct, ruling on the net would be obtained in the Bradley suit. If such n rilling Is not made It was believed tlmt nn appeal In sonic other pending case \vlll j-ench the court soon. The llalhvay Labor Act is challenged by the Virginian Railway Company which is disputing the NUilJ right to hold an election among Us men. U also challenges (lie result of an election previously held whereby the majority of workers were found by NLR1! to nave chosen the System Federation No. -Jo to represent them In collective. bargaining. Appeal From New York In Ihc neutrality lest,, the Federal District Court, in New York Held tlml Congress Improperly delegated power to the President to embargo arms shipments. The government contends that this nilhi" endangers the neutrality resolution of the last session n f Congress which gave the President unprecedented power to keep the United Stales out of war. Early in the term, (.lie court will hear argument. in tlie Duke power case which challenges tlie right of Hie PWA to make loans and grants to municipalities for the establishment of municipal power plants Appeals -of the Texas' Utilities Company and the Alabama Power Company have raised 1 the same question and 35 similar suits are pending in tlie lower courts. TVA Slay Face New Test Observers believe tlmt n fres attack on TVA. upheld as far as Wilson Da m | S concerned in a decision last spring, will be imule thl< winter. New York. State will make .•», early attempt to have the court reconsider its decision condcmnm. .as unconstitutional legislation fix! mg a minimum wage for women and children., ji, will also be nskerl lo brewers. How far this might be offset by a loss of dairy product markets is difficult lo answer. Drys claim siich losses ar^enornious, and more than balance the increased market, created. This is the tangible, statistical side of repeal. But the growhi" fire of the drys Is concentrated on the social clfecte, the Intangible values. _ _ t NEXT: The social Beef's of repeal: drunken driving .Irinkinc "•omen, alcoholism-™.,,,,,,,..,,, d * rcsUhw R K ],t largely in (his field. BEAN PICKERS WANTED CURIOUS WORLD rZT JACK JACKSON Arislocrals of Kylhni. M I'iecc Colored Orchestra Now Playing al Ihc SILVER MOON NITE CLUB Will broadcast every Friday from 2 lo 3 |» M. aver Station KHTM .Toneslmro. ^ LARGEST OP THIL DINOSAURS THAT ONCE ROAMKO THE EARTH WZRE. OIH* KY NUtUMCC. IHC. '• 1 " EW SOLJTIt WALES, AUSTRALIA, WAS SO NAMED BY CAPTAIN COO" BECAUSE OF THE WEALTH OR STRANGE PLANTS GROWING THER£ WORD, "Pf.QJNMRV COMES FROM , MEANING CATTLE.... SINCE ccw:. ONCE FORMED THE BASIS OF A MAN'S WEALTH The huge llroniosanrm (.Thunder l.taud) wns nmoii s themsi of a I the dinosaurs. Others m,,y luive been lunger, but he Imd he tetfc. ue mm.s-.nfd uimut 70 feel In leivjlh. and welded nn to 10 tons...,md ntininetl these dimensions on .1 veijelnble diet to rcronsidcr its invnlidntlon of Ihe Municipal linnkruplcy Acl. Three cases Involving the validity of (he Prnnlcr-I/Miike Purin Mot-lunge Act. sponsored by tlie Union parly which is headed by Rep. Wllllnm Lcmkc (n.) N. D., hhvc been brought to the court.' Tile tribunal will probably nii- noiincc on Oct. la whether It will entcrhln th c appeals. Negroes Show Interest in Exhibits for Fair mmiat Interest Is -being manifested by the negroes of the various communities of Mississippi county in thc first county fnlr lo be held in several years. The booths for negroes arc under the direct supervision of thc negro teacher* Keen competition' is. expected in the agricnlliiVnl, home nnd shop exhibits. Thc'eon- t«ls linve been divided into 4-II club. Agricultural.exhibits for men foods, clolhinj and handwork for Ihe women and clothing nnd canning for tlie girls. L. w. mrawny Is chairman of the committee with these members: S. M. Nunn. c If. Jones, Bessie Pnrtee. secretary, iua- iy If. Banks, Robert Wiley, w I, Currie, treasurer; A. C. Boonc, .1. W. Hnrau-ny, Doris Raymond, W. S. linrnbin. mnnngcr, and Annie Curric. .Friday, October 2. is children's Day when all school children will be admitted free. Sunflowers Go Umiocraffo PORTLAND. Ore. (UP)--H. J Griffith loves flowers sunflowers, too—but as n registered Democrat since 100-1 he became tired of Jibes because he raised Lam!on sunflowers. A huge piclure of President Roosevelt which he (mined on a sign nnd planted In thc sunflower bed, solved his problem. . i HIGHTIAT; A dark green felt fedora which has flown about 75,000 miles without ils owner being uneicr it, is so distinguished lhat it has heen called Wickcy and is jealously guarded by airline' employees. It is nearly covered with shipping tags and other souvenirs of ils journeys, all of which someday may be returned to Albert Wickey, the owner. MYSTERIOUS SMITH fe Roxy Theatre Saturday - Sunday, Sept. 26 - 27 Plus Regular Picture Program Admission—10 & 25c—With Ic Tax (Continued. From Page I) reveals an excellently planned pro- Ki'uni which lias brouijht money "nil hnpplni'ss through hard work .systcmntlcnlly done, with llm aid ol his wife and their ten-year-old son, he made n crop worth {.1,49950 on -10 antes of land, sold n lohl of Sm.lO worth of CBUS. chickens uutti'r and milk f r0m (h e tlrst of the year (o September 1, and has nn hand livestock, canned meals preserved food, feed for the ani- uuils. nn orchard and no chickens ''he land Is on Mrs, Waller iflli's fiirm at New Ubcrtp, south of Bly- tncvllle, where Mr. and Mrs. Uu- vnll, their son, and Mr. Duvall's «B«i fiilhcr have lived for Iwo years. Mr. nuvnl) has 18 acres of rotlon. |i> n of corn, seven of al- fnlfa, two of lesiK'dcwi, three of my beans. 'Hie orchard Is In one of I ho ru>ld.v.usc<l for croiw. I'l'hnl Ihe "Live at Home" ]iro- .;r,-iiu was expertly carried out Is shown In flic record of $25 spent Mr food not grown un the farm liming the ftrsl nine months /\ pressure cooker not only gave them '. better canned foods and meats but ,7 , w , m , c " " ollt to ''"SlBhbors, thus licl|>lng to pay for It. Hav'"? n " over-supply of eggs, chlck- c «. mlik nnd butter didn't bother Uiein. Mr. Diwall established a regula rroutc of ciislomers, lo whom ne also sold surplus vegetables nnd ' sorghum. And wheij lie had some , spare lime he did carpenter work 1 especially during the whiter season And when It rnlncd and he had "o outside carpenter work he Improved Ills own house nnd equip- font. In tills way he made enough lint nil of his crops Ihls fall will be net, profit, Rnmlng became Mr. DuvnU's occupation In 1918. For n number of yenrs he (-row colton, a smnll crop of corn nnd a limited amount of hny. The profits wciv soon snout each year nnd so wm.i the con- lost was oiMiicil he decided to late " try at It. c is very enthusiastic over the program nnd plans lo continue. The outline for-his cropping system for Ihe next three jcnrs cnlls for colton, corn soybeans, sorghum ami truck patches. His wife will assist him by can"Ing all kinds of meats, noiillrv and foodstuffs, He also plans lo clear foine land he has purchased with proceeds of this year's profits nmk- i»l! Ihe first payment nnd he hns ' also mnilc paymejit on n home. The external human ear con- Imns three nuucles, hut most people hni'o no control over them. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FAIR SEPT. 29th - OCT.4th Educational - Entertaining EXTRA! EXTRA! In Front of the Grandstand TUESDAY ONLY Afternoon and Night Special Prices 10 - 25c The Biggest Hit of the Year Harness Races Running Races Horse Show Mammouth Fireworks Display - SPECIAL ATTRACTION THURSDAY- FRIDAY Alice Sisty, World Champion Kidcr and Jumper— Roman Jump Over an Automobile—Don'f Miss This! Friday and Sunday Children Free ON THE MIDWAY ALL WHJF SOLS LIBERTY SHOWS 12 Major Rides - 12 Big Shows

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