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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 18, 1930
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PAGE TOUR (ARK.) COURIER-NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIKK NEWS IB* POPJUER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS ' _ 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAIN'ES, Advertising Manager Bole Nitlonil Advertising Representatives; The Beckwlth Special Agency, Inc. New York, Chlctjo, St. LouU, Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Son Francisco, Les Angeles. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered 'as second class matter at the post office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under net of October 9, 1917. Served by I he United. Press. SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city of Blyilicvllle. 15c per week or ({.SO per year in advance. By mall within a radius of SO miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 85c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.60 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. 7/'s Always Our Fault Nobody can be greatly surprised to learn that a District of Columbia grand jury, closing an investigation of liipior conditions in the national capital, has reported that it is chiefly the general public's fault that Washington is so wet. Indeed, the thing is so-self-evident that it hardly seems worth the trouble for a grand jury to put it in a formal report. The general public is always resiwn- sible when any city is wet. That goes without saying. What tha grand jury might have added is that any defect in any city's life—booze, crime, graft, industries, housing or what-not—is, always, the fault of the public at large. The rewards of virtue and vice arc a bit uneven in this world, in many ways, but where the field of civic affairs is concerned they work out very exactly. We get precisely what wo deserve in our cities—no more and no less. If a city is overrun with 'boothggcrs and speakeasies it is due to Ihc ordinary citizen. If there wasn't a big demand, •there wouldn't be a big supply. If a city's government is shot through with graft and corruption, KO that its police force is croaked, its public serv- ics departments arc inefficient and its payrolls are padded from A to Z, that also is due to the ordinary citizen. If he'd JjjgiJt^himself,' use-his noodle a little bit during the.campaigns and insist .-on getting a better class of men into office he could change things overnight. If you don't believe it, look at Cincinnati. If a city has atrocious slums, soul- killing sweat-shops and starvation wage scales, the ordinary cilixen again is responsible. If his conscience were not drowsy he could force, a change. Things like that' are not immutable. Public opinion can remedy them—always. In private life things don't always work out that way. There arc many : fourrflushcrs and band-shakers enjoying the fruits of success, and many hard-working and capable msn who are condemned by circumstance to remain near the bottom. But in the field of public affairs we SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 19301 OUT OUR WAY gel exactly wlwl we have coining to us —nothing more ami nothing less. We have deserved nil of the blots on our national record—all of them, from Teapot Dome; to the Viire-Grumly mess, from Chicago's gangland displays to Carolina's textile mill town difficulties. The remedy in things like thai is in our hands, If wo don't bestir ourselves and use it we have no cause to coin- plain. Our Political Groupings The editor of Collier's Magazine sal down the dtlior ilny to find out how many political parlies wo really have in the United Slates today. He made out n list something like tliis: Progressive Ki'imblican, Grundy Uc- publicans, Hit J.argcr-Minded Republicans, tlis Hoover Republicans, tlic Southern Democrats, the Al Smith Democrats, thy Wesk-rn Progressive Democrats, the Dunoi'i'atic-I'rogressive-Kc- publican. Coalition Party— And then he ipiil in despair. Probably yon can think of three or four more classifications; and the matter is complicated by the fact that some people belong to two or three of these groupings at once. The whole situation emphasizes anew our need for a new political alignment. If the present chaotic situation in the Senate helps to bring such a thing about we shall all be better off. A Tragic Lesson A dreadful example was Riven those people wlm attempt to put themselves above the rules nml regulation ot a civilized community, when an epidemic of smallpox swept, through Tcx- avknna last week. Newspapers used (hp term "epidemic" very cautiously, but in Hie case of Texarkana it seems (o have been Justified. Press dispatches out of the border city reported a great number of cases of smallpox at the height ot the outbreak , Health authorities lolct the newspapers that the otitbrcak reached epidemic proportions only on (he Texas side of the city, "because compulsory vaccination Is not practiced on the Texas side as slriclly as on the Arkansas side." Nowadays smallpox is the most Inexcusable of all disease. The discovery of vaccination 'two centuries ago banished it from civilized com. mnnlttcs. The. only cities that have ever been visited by tills medieval (error since then, have been cllles that were either criminally negligent, or whose headstrong citizens thought they knew more than the doctors did. You may still hear the merits of vaccination debated by otherwise Intelligent mqn. But write it down In the book: They don't know what they ore talking about. Men 'lose money. They forfeit position. They destroy health and peace of mind—still firmly convinced that they always were, and always will be, right. The Individual Is entitled to his own freedom of action, but only so long as he doesn't imperil the rest of the community. After Texarkana's tragic lesson of last week it is obvious that the, person who hns any opinion to express aboul I'ir. merits of compulsory vaccination ought to move out on a desert island. He is too wise— or quarrelsome— io be a safe neighbor.—Hope Star and Dally Press. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Ach, on such a beautiful day J vould like lo be back in a biergarten. ALONG MAIN STREET By E. L. H Willie messing around op Main street tho past week I came to the conclusion that a lot of good New Year resolutions have already died of neglect. '"• A Blythcville man, wlK> recently acquired a new son-in-law, was heard to say. "How different tilings are from what they to be. In the old days when used you get n daughter married off once you know there wouldn't be comeback." any A man who escaped from a Birmingham jail went to New York, cut after staying there two weeks decided thai he liked the jail better and came back. Probably he got better service for his money. An eastern writer- praises Cool- Mr. H. G. Wells, an English writer of some note, suggests that the county assessor, cr another official, In each county be authorized to settle all matrimonial mixups. If the plan would make divorces easier, I am for that, but let us make matrimony Just a little more For Instance, when some = WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON The Comprehensive Program of Jesus The International Uniform Sunday Sch**l Uswn lor Jin. 19. Trre Compnhendve Program of Jwu». Halt. 4:17-25. By WM. E. CILROY, D. D. Editor «f The ContrcfaUonaljtl Following his baptism, Jesus spent « days In the wilderness. What happened during that period we have opportunity to see In later references to Jesus as going to the wilderness and to the mountain to pray. On one occasion we are told that when his ministry seemed at the very height of its popularity Jesus went into the mountain and continued all night in prayer. It is In such passages that we have an opportunity to grasp the meaning of his real humanity. He revealed the divine life and character in his human life, and we entirely misunderstand the nature and work of Jesus if we do not think of him as truly man. Preparing for His Work His divine ministry and life work developed in human ways. He felt his own need of strength. He was subject to temptation, and he went through a preparation for his life woik .Just as some lesser prophet and teacher might have done. Thus we can see that probably this period in the wilderness was a period of careful meditation and preparation fitting him for his work and ministry. The ministry of a lew years, with its teachings and example that have left their divine Impress on the whole life of humanity all through the centuries, was not something hastily conceived or achieved. It was a ministry prepared in discipline and in communion with the Father. It is difficult for us to grasp fully the human aspect of the dlnistry of Jesus, but without our doing so such a lesson as this with Its background of preparation in the wilderness has little heantng. The deepest character of the preaching and teaching of Jesus was manifest at the very outset of his ministry. He came not BE some theoretical teacher or philosopher with an abstruse conception of life. He brought his teaching Immediately into the practical range'of dally life, and he brought It, also, Immediately into the atmosphere of the power that could transform T«t: Matt. 4:17-25 .'; From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say Repent: for Hie kingdom of heaven Is at hand. ' And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two bienthren, Simon called I'etcr, and Andrew his brother, casting a net Into the sea; for they were fishers. .. And he sailh unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men, And they-straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from Ihence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his'brother, in a ship with Zebcdee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching In their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among tlic people. And his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases ,ind torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee,'and from Deeapolls, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan, half-baked sheik Is on got ting married, and when he has his flapper all stescd up for the occasion, suppose—yes, just suppose— that before the .young squirt could! ^, get a marriage license, he would foe required to ^ass -a r> hjt:c-il and mental test, showing him free e | lite and the love of God. of Thus there came first of all his call to men to re- from physical and mental disease, and suppose, that he would have to make a financial 'statement showing ' that he could support a wife, and then while we ate still supposing, suppose the female 'of idge because no one seems to know I the species had to produce a health just how he stands on prohibition. Why limit it lo prohibition? So far M I remember r.o one ever found out just where Cooldge i.timds on any question, except the equalization fee of the McNary- Hauscn bill. The prohibition forces seem to have been doing plumy of shooting, but most of Ihc big shots in the racket arc iminnnc. By Williams 1 A DMBRELLtR NJW V.IEH \\ Bur ^ OUTSIDE- \ \1*-S LIKE IN A S|>C PuP AU_ GOT" A HAND -\T-~- l^ ALL- ATS \\n-W MOST PEOPLE Listening In on the radio Hie other night I heard a voice snging "Do yon love me as much as I do you?" and just then another station came in c-n the same wave length nnd cm old clock began to chime at every stroke: "Cuok-oo, cnck-oo!" When a woman gives n series of parlies just aflcr Ihc holiday, it Is dlmcult for seine of thcr neighbors to avoid tht suspicion that she Is just woikiutf op her surplus do-dads as prizes. certificate, thes what? Well, if you vill check up divorces by the court records you will find that non-support, disease and drunkenness are at the gottom of most of our matrimonial shipwrecks. So why not removp the cause? -Why not give our children some of the safeguards a farmer gives his romestic animals? A Blythevillc flapper says: "What real young people lake take out in wild driving of airplanes automobiles and speed boats, our older imitators take out in wild conduct Most, of them arc simply too old asd fat to keep up with our speeding, hence they sit around and Rrowl about it." Woman Talks and Gains Freedom," says a headline. Far be i from me to blame the judge. , Children Often Born With Seriously Defective Feet By DR. MORRfS FISIIltEIN Kdltor Journal of . lite American Medical Association auri of Hygela, the Health Magazine During the World war It was estimated thai from 30 to 40 per cent of all men examined hart potential actual disabilities from flat or weak feet. resulting 11 has been reported that 19 per ccnl of a large number of children from three to .six years of age wero flatfooled. Among the causes cf Hat feet In children the experts include muscle weaknesses, improper slices, disease, overweight and congenital malformations. Until recent years little attention was paid \ lo flat feet among children unless j the deformity was so obvious or the I pain so great that the matter came | prominently to the attention of the I parents. j Dr. H. C. Schunn recently ex- jamlned two hundred newborn Infants »nd found 29 per ccl of them suffering from flat feet. The mos: i marked signs were cither turning • inward of the heel or outward ol the foot and a tendency to toe in j or wnl kplgeoiuieed. 11 flat eel i are very proncunecd. the child may 'tp turn from their sinful and seek the Kingdom of en which he declared to be at Program Near at Hand What did Jesus mean by this Clngdom of Heapcn? There has een much dispute among scholars oncerning its exact meaning, but ticre need be no question about the act that Jesus made it near al hand. Whether we interpret a lat er reference to the Kingdom of God as meaning that it was within the hearts of believers or in their midst, there can be no question about the reality of the teaching of Jesus that the Kingdom of God was near to men. Thus It was that repentance was not- merely a turning away from sin but it was a turning lo lope and righteoui-Ticss, an acceptance of life at its best. Here in our lesson we have four of these who responded early n his ministry and became the Irst of his disciples. Peter and his Brother Andrew, men of impulsiveness and strength: James and John, vhom we are told that Jesus nick- latned feoanergcs, or Sons of Thunder, apparently with reference to .heir intensity of nature and ambition, But the leaching of Jesus was not merely lor the great and strong. It was a Gospel for the common xople who heard him gladly and ;o whom he. brought a new sense of the worth of life. To. these it ivas a ministry of healing. Just an that underlay that ministry in its miraculous aspect we can never know. It was not a scientific age. It was not an'age even when medical skill of any vital sort had been brought to bear upon human 111. In the ordinary course of the service ot medical science to humanity the greater works that Jesus predicted are r.ow everywhere done. But considering the age it would have been amazing if a teacher like Jesus could have done his work without remarkable instance of healing. Not Primarily a Healer What is remarkable is that in the Gcspel narrative • this -mirr.:u- lous element is always subordinat- ed to the healing of the soul.:--It was as a minister of redemption lo 1 . | the souls of men that Jesus came f (o the world, not as a physicianj but as the Great Physician healing the deepest tragedies and hurts o! the human soul, the tragedies-'and disasters that are associated with in. Truly the prcgram- of Jesus-is comprehensive. "I am come," he said, '.talrt they might have lite, and that they might have it more abundantly." Here we have no narrow preacher or teacher, but a man standing !| with a full sense of the llllniltivb'lt! grace of God conscious that that grace is adequate for the blessing of man and for the meeting of every human need—thus in deed and in truth revealing the Father.; Cocktail Shaker May Be Ruled as LOS ANGELES. (UP)— The status of a cocktail shaker is the point at issue in U. S. District Court here. Is a cocktail mixer manufacturing liquor? An indictment charged Joseph Daniel Murphey with possession anil masufacture of wliiskes'. He admitted the count of possession, but pleaded that he was cutting grain alcohol and making cocktails which ho foil was no; manufacturing, . in the sense of the law. The TJ. S. district- attorney's ofr fice felt that it was. MurpVicy's counsel argued that if the court cosstrued the mixing of water and alcohol as manufacturing liquor, then any person (nixing Mcotcl with ether liquids would be gui cf the oxcnse. .,."-.. The case is under advisement. changes lake place in the feet am t is desirable that the shoes b accommodated to these changes. People who are overweight de velop flat feet tinder the strain o the excessive load. As overweigh boys and girls reach 14 years o age they sometimes have glandu ar disturbances which require cor rcction. Numerous exercises have been described for the correction of Hat feel. Among the best are Ihosc winch involve walking with (he weight on the outer borders of the feet, standing barefoot with the feet parallel and throwing (he weight on the outer borders, rising on the toes and tilling lt;c weight to the outer borders and then coining down. These exercises may be done 10 to 35 times each. Other exercises involve ballet dancing, which may be begun at the age of four or five years, swimming, roller skating and ice skating, provided that suitable shoes arc worn for all occasions. KDVU.YHO.VAL DIFFICULTIKS VIEN'N'A (UP)—When requesting n betterment of school conditions stand with his Iocs turned outward. • In their city a deputation from ; The Inner border ol the <olcs is, Krcms. Austria, informed tlic Mln- (seen in walking and the o'.rer bor- ! der of Ihe heels. Children wilh flat feel tirr easily, j complain of pain nllcr short walk.s ! and want lo be carried. The- feet : of small children should r^vcr be I pressed tnlo slices. The child ! should not be forced to \ulk too i soon nor should H bo isfecn for jlcng walks without opportunity to ! rest. Experts in orthopedic surgery advise that the feet be inspected by a competent examiner ni birth, at ithree years and four year- of age and at H years of a,e D;.- : ng the Istcr of Education through a spc clal deputation that many school classes held In small rooms number 60 pupils, that some of the classes meet In abandoned slablcs, are so small and so widely sepa- rnlcd from each other that the children arc compelled to risk pneumonia while running from ono part of Ihc city to another scv eral times each day. period of most growth Temperatures of 50 to 60 dc- grees ;>c;ow zero ore not uncommon in Lltlle America. During last September the average temperature there was 44 degress be low. A tip . . . from Andrew Carnegie 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. '[You 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. 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 to read the advertisements.

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