The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 8, 1930
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PACE FOUR COURIKR-NEWS BLYTHBVILLE COURIKK NKWS QOraiTO NIWB CO. PUBLISHERS 0, H. BABOOCK, Ml toe ¥f HAPrtS. AflTtrtMng ittoow Beprttehiiiivei: fcnttli 8ped»! Aftncj, Inc., New York ' *. UOUU, Detroit, KUISM City, Bin Lot inr/ UUrnooo except Sunday. Knitted u second cuu mitter at the post oBat »t BJytbcviUe, ArltiuMu, under act ol Octobu 9. I»K. Meabcri of the Associated Press. The AwxUttd Press It exclusively entitled to the IMC t<ft publication o( til news dispatcher cndlttd to It or not otherwise credited In UUs paper, and alv> the local news publliied herein. • . | SL1BSCBIPTION BATES J£ Bj carrier In Hie city or Blythevllle, 15c per >— wtek or K.SO per year In advance. — • Bj mail within a radius a! 50 miles, $3.90 JJ per year, $1.60 /or six monllis, 85e for thtee • ^, months; by mall In postal tones two to six, ^- Inclusive, $6.50 per year, In zones f-'evcn and 1 — elfht, $10.0<l per year, poyublc In ndvancc. 5 Beauly Loses to Utility ~v A cei'lain si-mil town in Now Jersey !— had—until the other clay—a fine row of "r 13 old Syen move tre:s. The trees were ~~- plcintcil seven years before the hcgin- '£. ning of the American Revolution, as IZr symbols of the 13 colonies, and thus ^ had a historic interest to add to their £ quiet beauty. ^ Then, one morning, the citizens of £2 the town \voke up to find Hint a city £g official had cut down two of these trees »•» because thev menaced automobile Irat- fVnJ 1 - * »~« fic. HT The citizens got busy and passed *-v around petitions expressing their in- J*.* dignation; but, imisnuich as the trees JI; were already cut down, it didn't do them *£ any good. ®^ The event, we think, is rather sig- JLV ; nificant. It illustrates one of our ureat- tv est national faults; our eternal willini;- ~.- ness to. sacrifice beauty and sentiment ~" for the eakc of some material gain. £." Aulomobilc traffic is important, of V 7 course. It demands straight, wide liigh- — ways so that it can flow rapidly and >-'.. smoothly. Yet there arc occasions when it is less important than other tilings. '-. • This New Jersey official who chop— ped down two priceless old trees in order Z. to speed the flow of automobile traffic £,.' deprived his fellow citizens of soino jT thing jjgjjemely precious. •TO.-liv sure, ;T; they will be able to drive about in their •^ cars a little bit faster; but will it he --• , worth it? Will the saving of half a min- I- ute or so in time make up for the loss I" of those trees that cannot be replaced? .-. If the incident stood alone it would r not be worth discussing at such length. " But it does not. Every city and town ; in the country repeatedly has to chosi ;i between beauty anil utility. All loo • . often utility is favored. •/.". Thus we are becoming a nation that •-j' is efficient, precise,- active—and, at "<•— times, a little bit dull and uninspiring. •I- We need to learn that the most im^T. jwrtant thing in life is the beauty and •II serenity that can be put into it. When ,~ we do learn that we shan't lie cutting >•;; down any more historic shade trees lo *^ i make way for a highway. H OUT OUR WAY . On With Tlic Survey Lovers of the fair mine and continued progress of Arkansas will h=j>c with ail the earnestness Ihey possess Hut Governor Ponicll's announced intention cf [saving a political survey made by an unbiased i:rcup may prove more than a mere political ct.ture calculated to Improve his own chances In the next political campaign. Such sensible tiiggcslbiis come out of Iho state capitol s-j rarc-ly. mosl of us will bs forgiven for thinking I: is merely the preliminary flourish of a hot i-ampalgn Issue, The prompt ccininc-nl upon the situation made by Candidate Lee t'azorl give weight lo the suspicion. The survey Itself Is val'.i 1 less unless the state government means lo carry out the recernmcn- dallous r,f Hie Investigates. The most uninformed lyro iiMli/cs that tisere is more waste mclion and lor.t iiower hi tli'j Arkansas ])'jlltical arena than in a 1911 ForJ. Enough money is waited e\cry yc.n- to run the slate and leave a large Inhtirc in the tr.rk. Bui polillclans' made llil* c.:n([ition and HSL- layman is slow to *l>cllcve that pc^i'.ldans will nuke a terlous effort to save il. The average };o:>:l citizen will heartily endorse ihe public- utterances nf liolli the pros- pccllve uidiriiiitUilal citnilitls'.ics on lliis ciues- (lon. We nerd tuch a survey and we need to act upon the reccinmindallciis lhat arc sure lo follow the s-imcy and. as Candidate Quart has said, we nec'ti l:j c!n 1: long enough ahead of the coming political campaign so lhat It may not be made a campaign Issur and the force of the movement, lost-. That the proposed investigation will disclose- many a soft >ob that was cic;iled to reward some - |X)llllcal henchman Is a foregone conclusion. That it will cxpcse many a parasite on the body politic i; a certainty, lint where Is tho profit In learning these facts If nothing is to be done about, it? To abolish useless commissions and tear the "pic eaters" aw.iy frail the public trough means stirring Ihe animosity of those who are gathering the grapes. Dees anyone Imagine that this task Is goin;; to lie honestly undertaken by a candidate for public office? Our political system renders It, dangerous far any public official lo make an honest effort In behalf of the public. Any unselfish move Is damned and Is certain lo prove a boomerang lor its proponent. The Bureau of Municipal Research will make an honest and unbiased survey. If they are employed, bin our t"ir,:ife of celling their rccom- nictulallcns carried out seems exceedingly re- mole. IIov.-cvi'i, r.;ic step In the right, direction is belter limn none, so on with the survey.—The Jonesboio Tribune. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 8, 1030 By KOBBIN COONS HOLLYWOOn-Strnnge, some- abounds COONS ncy ordered a ncy ordered a piano for his roou. by 10 o'clock that morning. Before times, Is the evolution'of a sons. (0 h? was up and waiting, Before 10 For years Harry Tierney, one of MIC had composed In Ills mind HID he more notable muoical Imparto.- ; verse for Ihe chorus composed at iinn. here from Broadway, Inn Ihe dinner the night before. When the piano came he played the whole piece and transcribed ths notes. The result was "Dixlana, 1 lions been charmed by the" wu'th.' For years he has b!'eu Intrigued by Southern sonj or "DIM? " "Everywhere, north, south, , , , and west, I have s:en audience; I>rlpp3d by lhat sonj's appeal," he says. "It Is Irresistible. And for lonj * 8Ct soinc- soon to be used in a screen musical Tierney will write. Most popular music composers are eternally seeking a "lilt" number. Tierney is dllfcrcnt. fht i e trying to get some- number. Tierney is dllfcrcnt. He thing of Hie spirit of that- sons luto 'was a student of music, and a reai an oilgmal composition of my own." i musician, before he became a coming ID get something of the spirit i puscr. He does not write will i an »JB ol that song into an original co position of my own." About a year 030, at a dinner given by John J. Raskob | n New York. Tierney relates, n cciiain phrase occurred lo turn. He suddenly laps«l Into sllsiic-c, ijciuti lap- plng his feet absently, under the table. Solicitously, Mrs. Tierney In- (liilicd If- he were ill, or 'nervous, ar wanted lo leave. He nssursd lier all was well—and kept on tapping. Composed AfUr Party The party was prolonged, and Instead of going home lo Pelliam Ihe Tlcrncys remained at, u. hotel. Tier- dance orchestras in mind He prefers the Illthujly swcc 1 melodies of the Viennese type. Some of His songs, such as "Alice Blue Gown" and "Rio Rita." have been jazzed mercilessly. Tierney smiles tolerantly, but each lime hopes that It will never happen again. "Music In a play," he says, "always should be part and parcel of Hie story to be presented. It should be Injected Inlo Ihe very veins nn:l arteries of Ihe plot, furthering il wliilc embellishing it with graceful beauty. If (lie numbers arc hils, fine. 11 not, all right, too." Ai WASHINGTON LETTER By HERBERT PLUMSIKH WASHINGTON-On almost any night of ihe week, in Washington's movie district, a robust man with a short, quick step may be seen going lovvard a theater. If the theater is crowded he waits pallently with the other nn- lil he can find n scat. If there Is plenly of space inside he .slips! ncrcss from the White. House, Mc- Kollar so vigorously opposed that President Harding wrote him: "I think yon may give every assurance to your fellow citizens In the home slate of Jackson thai Washington would no', contemplate fcr a moment any indignity to his revered memory." On Ihe floor of Ihc Senate, an- In quietly and takes a seat. Somc-i swerlng In yreat detail a magazine- limes he is alone; at other limes hej article on Rachel, wife of Jackson, has a companion. he characterized the whole thin; Scnalor Borah wants la dose Ihe salcons. Seme movement of this sort was started more than Ion years ago. The Polish government resigned, probably to make the ycnr 19-"i> authentic. And Ihere arc very few wlio recognize him as Kenneth D. McKellar, senior United States senator Irom Tennessee, and one of the leading Spokesmen of the Democratic minority In that body. Senator McKcllar Is probably the champion movie-goer of Congress. No one, unless It is Hiram Jolin- as a "cruel, inhuman and untrue attack upon the reputation and character of one of the best women v.lio ever lived, a devout Chris- Han and noble woman." A HacVlor Senator Senator McKcllar is n bachelor- one of liie few ever to serve in Hi on of Caljforaia. gets tho kick outi United Stales senate. He makes of this form of entertainment and,' 1 ' 5 home i" one of the downtown recreation that lie does.' j hotel:,. Movies-silent and Ulklng-are ,,!" "l.^'^L . he furnishe . s his favorlle diversion. Golf Fnrgottcn (he congressional directory you will find no mention of his age. He merely states that he was born "In the Name of the Law!" He owns a fine set of golf flubs, !" R!chluon <l. D a"as county, Ala- but hns forgotten when he- used i them last. bama. Educated at the University - oi ' Alabama, upon being graduated in C? .ni&K \ • • »*«uiiiiJ«, klJJUll LtJIIg £lllUU**LCU Jll bpmetinics he gets out, Us mm: luw ,, c mm . cA lo Memphis'Term. - v£ i 1 IT 3 * , OV ", , 'l^l'' I Io " raclice " ls Profession- Well-oi: former president, a former governor, a great philanthropist . . . two men high in rival "political parties . a Jew j a Protestant and a Catholic . . . the tmn pictured above, in New York, co-cperatcti in the distribution of a 55,000,000 charily fund among 34 various institutions. Left to right are:. Alfred E. Smith, former President Calvin Cooiidse, and Julius Rcscnwald, Chicago philanthropist. They were executors and rustees of the estate of ihe late Conrad Hubert, flashlight and automobile accessories manufacturer. Tho i bequests they allotted ranged from S50.COO to S5W.OCO. . • 'i,,i i: ;,, : . .., .,,, : Jane Cowl says she believes the theater is on ils "lasl beloved -less." There seem lo be unite n lot of them, however. 'Ihe man who received two bathrobes far Christmas probably will have to '•ni'sr the ante to Wednesdays as well as Saturdays. Man's origin Is put tack 50,01)0,000 years by Dr. Henry P.u'rflcld Osborn. And doubtless there are limes when all of us feel that old. The United States will not join other powers in an attempt to coerce China, says a Wasliins- (on ciispiitcii. China scesns to be prctly well ab!c lo take care of her own coercion. The- Soviet government has ordered an increased wheat acreage anrf a belter yield per acre. Maybe the Soviet also ought to (ell the wheat not lo grow those scratchy beards. By Williams by Virginia and Maryland hills, Iml chances are tly.M he hai seen a movie first. He reads a great deal_ preferably books dealing with the 'recomiruc- tion period in American history and Andrew Jackson. He Is a great admirer of Jackson and Jackson- lan principles. Once, when ll was proposed that the famous "recking horse" statue of Old Hickoiy bo removed 'from Lafayette square, 'on lis way io becoming a, rich man. he decided to enter politics. He was elected to the house of rcp- rcscnlatives, served in three con- urcsjes, then entered the race for Ihe senate and was successful. He is now beginning his third term i that body. His youngest brother, Dan. serves as his secretary, companion and severest critic while the two arc in Washington. THE TOWN DOCTOR (Tlic Doctor of Towns) =Says To Mr. and Mrs. AvcniRc Citizen of Ulylheville of what I think, Ir- . ttirc gazes at a speeding rnilroarl , respective of ycnr opinion, there is indisputable proof that r.D individual, business, industry or com- II= (,:,i i:-,;n3 111 the same old iimimy ever 501 any place doin- the i way. We arc all humans, cubject to our own peculiarities. We obj'.-ct tu change and most of Uo detest preaching niu i:is!ikc beiii'; told; yet every one of us wishes to be healthy, wealthy and \VIEJ, \Vc all r,ct in u rut more or less, and true il is that the only difference between a rut an;] l!ic grave is th? depth; and Ihc longer we stay in a 'rut the deeper it gets, llow'rcad- 'ily we discard the old and accept Hie proven new depends on'how c!ccp we have sunk. Great educators Have said tlu'.' the most difficult undertaking today is lo net the people ti> think— one goes so far as to say that of every one hundred uer.sohs. two of (hem do all the thinking lor the oilier 93. Maybe that's right, but I maintain that yon r.nd I will do our share if we are shown ami given a reason why we should think, especially about that which affects cur fun and our pockelbookv In sixteen years experience I ha\e found that you arc aUv.u j willing to listen; and allnc-sigh you do no: always r,ct. I lay thru '«> the f.ic; thai you have not brui given | ihe proper incentive. It is :r,y fur- j tl'.er belief lhal you arc '-viiling to i think about Blylhevllle and wlll- j iuv; to do something for Illytiicvlllc if you nrc given c<xxl and ;ufficl- |c-nt proof that doing cither r.r both will put money in YOUR picket. I You and 1—all of t;s-h.ivo been lo'.d by civic groups ar.d n.rotigh I Ilic columns of the papers <\c read. thain, out, rtoc-s not really sec it. tlie alarm clock rings in Ilic morn- Ing, but the house cat goes on sleeping; a crawfish feels and a billy goat smells, but because they never think about it, il doesn't mean anyining. If you could ask llicm they'd tell you that they die- not see why they should be any different. If you have never got down to brass tacks and tried to think qut where you'd get. anything o:;t of taking an active part in community affairs, you don't know whether or no; there is anything in i 1 , for you. If you have never offered to do anything along wills oilier fellows, you don't know whether you'd oven get a kick out of it. The only way to find out is to try. You don't have to be one of (ho jig leads in the puddle in order to "do something." It Isn't always money that coinils, nor are (lays of time away from work necessary. The big thing Is to get right mentally. Think about Blythevllle as a business—YOUR business. Don't holler about It. Just think about it as you go along doing whatever you cio to make a living. Tile fellow who never Irys, never knows; uud he is the fellow who misses (he real fun and the good things ol life. 'hundreds of times, that we .-houlrt some- |do this, and we shouldn't dr> _ i tsnng else, all for the vague -"cason that it's good for the co:n:Minlly. 1 B'.u if I know yusi and Ijiiu-.v my ^xn reactions to such, yo'.i .ire no; ' "soM" on the idea that'll 1 !, ;••> youi .advantage always to pracikv what* ithey preach. | You cannot be sold on .viyt ! that you know nothlr.i! jb;\ji-^tiie' t«r , i -, only way to know about sr-vthinj VY^m AflC i is to think about it. A cov : i a n*s- ' " **"l iHlO. TRY THINKING THEV1LLE. ABOUT BLY- BEEUE HAS TWO 1'APF.KS BEEBE. Ark.—Bccte now- has two weekly newspaper. U. A. dean of Searcy announces that he has bought the name and subscription list of (he Ucebc News, and Issued Ihc first Issue under his management lasl week. Mrs. W. F. Wright of Little Uock has moved to Bcebt- and purchased the old Bcebe News, plant, and will publish the first Issue, cl the Becbc Sentinel next week. 3 Read Courier News p* s - A tip . Andrew from ASKED to explain his phenomenal success, Andrew Carnegie blandly attributed it to his ability to get men to work for him who knew more than he did. And that's a .formula for success. Nobody who is really successful does all the work himself. He employs other people's minds and efforts. Do you do the same in the intricate business of running your home and taking care of your family? You can, quite easily. fYou can employ specialists in diet; you can serve the master dishes -of famous chefs; you can have the advice of style authorities in selecting your clothes, of whole electrical laboratories in buying household appliances, by reading the advertisements. All the newest knowledge — knowledge millions of dollars and years of effort have won — is contained in the- advertisement. ______ ***<••***"*-- it.. • , -i/ 1 ' ~": •' '-v ;.-,-*" -- ^.- If you will use the advertisements in this newspaper as Andrew Carnegie used men who knew more than he did, every dollar you spend will be spent wisely, economically, and will return full measure of satisfaction. That's the way to be a success in the greatest business in the world— making a home. It pays io rend the advertisements.

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