BLYTHEVILLE: fARK.V COURIER-NEWS COURIER NEWS NZW8 CO.; PUBLISHERS BABOOCK. Mltor . HjUNBB. Admitting Uuu<er. ' . «TtT7 tntrooon except Bundiy, Kotired u second cltu matter at the pott eOe« it BltttevUle, Arkinfw. voider act of October », UlT. Memben of the Associated Press. The AMOd»tcd Frees Is exclusively entitled to the D*e for publication ol all news dlspatche* CtMttt«d to It or not otherwise • credited In ttS paper, and ai«o the local newa publUhed htreln. f SUBSCRIPTION RATER By carrier In Uie city of Blythevllle, ISc per •«eek or $6.50 per year In advance. By! mall wllhln a radlaj of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.80 (or cU montlis, 8Sc for three • month*; toy mall In posit! zones two to elx, inclusive, M.W per year, In rones 'even and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. . , When Judges Make Mistakes There.is no title in modern America that carries with it more of a connotation of dignity _ learning niul uprightness than the lille "judge." When a man is given the right to put that title in front of his name we mitomaticiilly accept him HS a being wiser and' more profound than the generality of nuin- <kmd. , But it should be remembered Unit judges, having been ordinary mortals before their elevation to the bench, often retain traces of the boibles and idiocies to which ordinary mortals are subject. John Smith, the political hack, may be a rather ignorant, shady character; making him Judge Smith will not necessarily improve him much. Two recent happenings on the New York bench emphasize this fact. Judge Sabatino sat in judgment on a 17-year-old Brooklyn lad who had been arrested for soliciting alms for the southern textile strikers. The lad admitted that he was A Communist; whereupon the judge-made this amn/.- ing remark: '-What you need is for me to have you in a. two-by-four room. What I wouldn't do to you! I would blacken your eyes and give you some real American spirit!" That's exhibit Number Onj Two deals with Judge 1 friends (tendered, a testimonial dinner. Seven men whose pictures appear in pu- lice rogues' gallery were among the guests. At the height of the' festivities of group of masked robbers entered and relieved the guests of some §5000 in cash and jewelry. A city detective who was present was robb.ed of his gun. A few hours later, according to this detective, Judge Vitalc called him to his office and gave'him back his gun!! Those two incidents seem to indicate i that there are judges and judges. • It's a good thing for us lo bear in mind. Too often we assume that the mere fact that a man is on the bench proves that he is wiser and more upright than most men. The actions of these two shining lights of the New York bench disproves that assumption. Poor Stuff Opinions may differ as lo Hie rights and wrongs of the recent affair at Newport, II. I., where coast guards shot three rum runners to death; but it ia hard to see how there can be any difference of opinion regarding the sequel to the affair, which took place in Boston a few days later. A group of men met in Knneuil Hall, in Boston, lo protest against the coast guards' avtivitics. This, of course, was quite wilhin their rights. Hut after the meeting they went surging out onto Boston Common, and when they encountered a coast Kiiiii'd recruiting officer there they procjcdcd to beat him up, KO that lie finally had to flee for bis life in a Uixicub. Setting on an unarmed man who is outnumbered 50 lo one is a mighty poor way of expressing dissatisfaction with what that man's comrades in arms may have done. The legislature ad Slate Recognition Public announcement that Governor Parnell has arranged wllh thi; Uureaii of Municipal Research for 11 comp'etc survey of the Arkansas slate government liroiijjhl a letter Iran Lieutenant, Governor C.izort infill;; Hint (he legislature be .called in special session lo net upon the pi'o- puccd new plan cf government ns soon as the survey has been completed. The^Onzeltc's Information Is Unit the Bureau- of Municipal Research will require more time for its work In Arkansas thnn Mr. Cazort, anticipates But even though Ihe time necessary for mnk- lng the survey, and the time thnt might be allowed for the public to become acquainted wll'i the provisions' o! the proposed reorganization plan, should leave only n few months before the regular session of the legislature a special session would still have 1 many sublniitla! advantages. As Mr. Cam! sntd In his Idler to^Governor Farnell, the history of legislation In Arkansas shows lhat big, complex projects nrc most effectively handled at special sessions. At the regular sessions, wllh time limited to CO tlnys, n great volume of general legislation to bo dealt with, and llic minds of many members yire-occuplert with legislative projects of primary Importance 16 llicir own dlslrlcls | such a measure as n general stale reorganisation net mls'-U not have fair opportunity for consideration on Us merit. At a special session attention could be concentrated on the single piece of business lu hand, with no distressing Issues to put dlfllcuHtcs in the way.— Arkansas Gazelle. MONDAY, JANUARY 6. IS .ByltOBBIN COONS HOLLYWOOD-Now that Producer Edwin Carewe li going nhead with plans to remake "The Spoll- -- ' «s" 35 a talkie, ?;?'•;> movie old-llnijrs •re recalling the excitement w 1th which the old Selig* forces greeted the nu- tho r's demand of ?2,500 for the screen, rights to his novel. t Rex Beacli'3 trice at the time w.as .considered exorbitant, and alter months of bar gaining n c o mprlmls-j gave the' author royalties .Instea:! of 'a flat purchase price. The picture, • an elnborae nliio- rcclcr,,o|)eiicd April 11, 1914, n t l!ie Strand on Broadway, the theater which was Hie screen's first challenge to the legitimate stage of New York. Enormously successful, It mad" famous Us cast, Including William Fnrnum, Thomas Snntschl, Wh-cl- er Oakmnn find Bess Eylon, while Beach's royalties rose to stagjjerlnj figures over a period of years In which re-Issues of the film ' were SllOWJl, Helen la 1923, a second silent version was made, this time with Milton Bills In the brawny leading role, Who will take the part In Carewe's production has not yet been announced,, nor hi factrhas any of I he cast. Spark* at random from the grinding movie wheels: Vlvlenne Segal, stage singer here for talkies, has completed three pictures without being photographed on black-and white film. . . She's In "Song of Ihe West," "Golden Dawn," and "Bride of the Regiment," all 'In. color. Stuart Erwin, "dumb" athlelle student of "Sweetie," will be Helen Kane's booh-pooh-jjuh-doo In "Dangerous Nan McGrew," lo b? made In the cast, ... The writer of "I can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby," the song which helped the "Blackbirds of 1Q28" to linger, long on Broadway, is "going Hollywood." . . . Dorothy Fields, daughter of Lew of Weber and Fields fame, has been signed as a talkie song-writer. ... Good Ju Evil Llln Lee, who fared not so well In silent movies as a sweet little leading lady, has assailed new jal- kle fields this past year. , . Among I'.er roles have been three as the sweetheart of gangsters or cops in murder stories. . . tSTERBSYl ftESOWfD #3^ Vitamins have been found In hnsh. But then you Jusl know they would be. Great Britain Insulted the Soviet government Ihe oll:er day. Proving thnt simply nothing Is impassible. The art of conversation is dying out, says a magazine wrllcr. lie ought to go and look up somebody who has just hud an operation. The Eskimo uses fish hooks for money we are told. Say, aren't. Ihose fellows some relation to the Scoich? Condition of the First National Bank Blytheville, Arkansas At the Close of business, December 31,1929 The number -of stories of wives shooting Ihclr husbands is increasing. The lndie:i apparently have iorgoUcn lhat there is such fi tiling as a rolling pin. You really have been visited by the Christmas spirit If yen can smile when you get that notice from the tank thnt your account lias been overdrawn 35 cents. OUT OUR WAY By Williams It would be splendid if club vomeii swore off 'from espousing fool causes ;and reserved ihoir itrcngth for work that will count in the general good." Virtuous Chicago citizens attached sinister significance to the announcement that the divorce lolal for Ihe year In lhat cily was 1,100. Judge llnrcus Kavanagh, handsonn bachelor of the superior court, uttered words of admonition to brides and brides-to-be: "Remember that. when you are married you will probably see him with trailing suspenders and latbei on his tace, but realize (it the same time you may have a smirch across your cheek from (ho kitchen range some evening when he conies home lo dinner tired and hungry. "If you have some crowns and bridseivork In the back of your mouth, don't be afraid to acknowledge It. It Is much safer to be afraid not to tell him." OM& THAT WA&-UMOI M& By ALEXANDER R. GEOHGK (AP Feature Service AVrittrl While errant males of His U. S. A. in 1905 were inaugurating (he i\ew year with a rule on Ihc "water wagon," their less sinful sisters were being exhorted by the psychologists of Ihe period In make a lew resolulions of Ihcir own. "Let's face the mnsic, sisters, find take nn Inventory of tiie faults lhat. arc. peculiarly feminine," said one woman philosopher. "Whisky and gambling, profanity nnd unfaithfulness, are not the only sins in tho world. Unreasonableness anjl temper, fretting and nagging also sour the awcct-inllfc of-family contentment. ."I should like lo see every wife swear oft from curt papers and dirty wrappers and from reminding her husband of Ills faulls pure lips and dcbulantcs from writ- him. "Young girls should swear of: from lalklng slang that soils Iheir pure lips nn ddcbutantes from writing gushing noles to actors and sentimental loiters lo olher men. "I should like to see girls s\veai off from taking presents from poor young men and resolve to ea enough at home to sustain them until they get back again without I crease in ihe last three years. Th, having to hint for oysters and ice ! figure docs not include poultry and cream. Co-Op Sales Aid Fanners BRYSON CITY, N. C. MV-Cooperative sales of.poultry in Swnin and Graham counties amounted to $22.560 In 1920, a 600 per eent In- :C figure docs nol include ponllry anc products so'.d trom farm wagons. RESOURCES Loans and Discounts.-.. $289,197.21 Overdrafts _ 485.21 Stock Federal Reserve Hank 5,500.00 Furniture & Fixtures .... 18,000.00 Jlank Building 78,000.00 Other Real Estate 21,70'J.li) QUICK ASSETS Commercial paper .... $1UI),000.00 Loans on Cotton __._ ..202,500.00 Liberty Bonds 25,300.38 Other Bonds & Securities 35,785.00 County Warrants — 13,365.33 Cash and Exchange .. 289,771.59 Total QUICK Assets _... 720,731.30 LIABILITIES Capital Stock $150,000,00 Surplus __ 25,000.00 Undivided Profits 11,315.44 Deposits 951,277.47 $1,137,622.91 §1,137,622.91 For the First National Bank the year 1929 has been one of the most satisfactory of its history. At the beginning of the New Year we find outselvcs moving closeV to that ideal condition which every bank strives to reach. With everv year our assets are more liquid, our .investments better balanced, our organization and squipment more perfect, and our position in the community more secure We are not .different from other banks in desiring volume of business and increase of deposits, but we want this volume to represent, actual and permanent banking business, and to reflect the stable and secure prosperity of the community We do not strive for public funds, the total deposit .of all classes of public funds now in this bank being $38,408.62. We are especially gratified with the friendly relations existing between this bank and the public. This is the foundation upon which we hope to erect our future structure. We know this.satisfactory relation can be achieved and maintained only by careful and painstaking service to the .banking public; real service to this community, and by always keeping before our eyes' the human element in every transaction. We do not guarantee our ability to-advise and direct eacli private enterprise, but we do try to be genuinely and sincerely helpful. We have found it entirely possible to respond to human needs with sympathetic interest, without at any • time departing from our ideal of safe banking. We rejoice that our customers have met us honestly and freely on this basis. We feel that we have cause'to congratulate .this community on the splendid condition of the banks serving it. This condition should fully restore confidence on the part of the public in the stability andd safety of our banks. We extend best wishes for a prosperous and successful New Year to .each man, woman and child in this community, and to the banking fraternity. FIRST NATIONAL BANK . ::3k " When the i Stock Exchange became overburdened with" the transactions of its members and their customers— it shut down in order to catch up with the business. This is a simple and effective method of meeting the problems of excess demand. But the light and power company, faced with a similar problem of unusual demand, has no such solution. It must be ready, night and day, every day, to meet any and all demands. It cannot shut down temporarily in.order to catch up with' its business; on the contrary, it must always anticipate and be just a little bit ahead of it. ' : That is why an ample suppy of steady, dependable light and power for factory, store and home, is always available. Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. "At Your Service"
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