The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1930 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 20, 1930
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r*. i * • &V- : BLYTBIVTLU3 OpuAlER NEWS co., PUBLISHERS , Editor Representatives: _„.-„, Inc. s New York, w , Detroit. Kansat Oily, Atlanta, ftanclicoT IXK Angeles. «my Afternoon Except Sunday. . second. clM*'matter at the post o(f|w »t BJythevlUe, Arkansas, under set of ''• Served by the Unl!*d Press. SUBSCRIPTION BATCg By carrier; IB the city ol Blytlwvllle ]6o per *««*•<? a$$o per year in advance. ' By null viUun a radius of 50 miles, 13.00 per year, »I,60 for six months, 65c for three months: by mjuj in postal zones two to six, inclusive, MM per year, to tone: seven and eight, »IO.OO .- per ye*r, payable In advance. . An All-Around Bunco Game : . Senator Caraway's blast against the 1 tribe of lobbyists is, we believe, large• ly justified. ! The. senator isn't complaining .so much about the influence the lobbyists have oii" legislation. In fact, his com- j plaint centers partly on the fact that '•they don't influence it at all. What he !f|» ..protesting about is the way these $$Uck gentlemen persuade big irtdustrjal- ^l.?rw;.to f& .them heavily for exerting a j^pijjl" ty$t in ninety-nine cases 'out of Sa: jiuhdr'ejl is wholly imaginary. ^.-'-they "^present themselves as able "~ia £et special favors in Washington, ami ^PT6.given; fat' retainers on that tmsis. • fh'ey get' no favors, however, and the : organizations that are paying them • Wi?J>t Just, as well keep their money. y-.^hat .doesn't worry Senator Cara• w^- greatly. What he objects to is the '.Vv*y in which all of this business crn- ' ;.at$s purjljc suspicion. People take the ; • : ^ords of -.the lobbyists at face value and .iaSume.t^at our government is crooked . .from top to bottom. Business gets gyp- rvperf, tl>e, ; go\'ernme)it gets a black eye' • ; v—and the only gainer is the lobbyist, ".pocketing'his fee. ^ fynfysion On Both Sides '-'.'.-- 4 n •American newspaiMrman, cabling .:fro'm Russia' the news that ;tlie Russians , -.are expecting a Communist revolution .-,.: to'breakout'in America almost any day j^v'iMW, adds that .the Russians have a ^%mqsti(Jii4iprted .view of AYn|rics;-:-,'^ • :•;;;; Jfavmg^been fed for years on propa- gandn, he says, they know nothing whatever; about real conditions in the United Spates, and swallow whole the ; .most incredible statements about us in ' their newspapers. This -!s probably quite true, and very 'regrettable. However, the convene is true also. Most. Americans have most distorted, views of Russia. Having been fed on propafrrinda _r 0 r years, we swallow whole the most incredible statements about the land of the Soviets. ^ye understand Russia as little as Rus- sia'understands us. Mexico Is joking police who can speak several different languages. Why not put a few of thc regular men on traffic duly?" •If Coring Mr. Shearer One of the best bits of news we have read in n long lime is the story about the reception Unit was accorded William B, Shearer when he sought to unburden his soul in a public lecture in New York. Mr, Shearer spoke with all of his famous gusto and fury—-but a .scant three oj- four hundred people were all that turned out to licnr him. He had a fire- eating admiral to introduce him, and lie promised to reveal the sinister, designs which the British entertain toward this nation; but somehow people just were not interested. Shearer is 11 jingo of the worst type. Time was when u lecturer of his stamp could pack n hall anywhere he chose to .speak. That tlmt time has passed indicates that we are getting more intelligent. The American public evidently has tiiksn Air. Shearer's measure. Just an Example of What Might Come - We, have mentioned In the above paragraph the possibility of opjXJsitlon largely tnm Ulose and the frlonds ol those ivliom Ihe rccommen- tlons of the Munldpnl Research Bureau will throw out of Jobs. Now, Just for instance, the state Railroad Ccamntsslon so fur as railroads arc concerned, has very little to do wllli them and has no power whatever. It takes up rale cases occasionally but n rate bureau could do better. It handles the Issuing-of various stocks and various other matters, Including (he regulation of buses and the contrct of Ico plants, which the last, legislature saddled on tiicre to give It something tq do. Suppose we abolish that commission. Let tlic Usuing of stock permits no to the office of tlie attorney general, which must take nctir.n in case cf any infractions anyway; lei the buses be placed under the highway commission mid Ihe supreme court has done away with the Ice bill. Suppose we should say, "well, the extension service does very well with agricultural education; Id's abolish Uic department of agriculture anil jiul in a market bureau—let's abolish half a dozen other commissions and put In an efficient Industrial extension service and so on. Wo don't, say that the Municipal Research Bureau will make such suggestions, but suppose It should. You certainly would hear a howl go up from the payroll boys. Mr. A. B. mil has been making jomc research with reference to expenditures in the last lee- • Islaturc He listed all of the employees niid the amounts each got. Wo Rlanccd over the list and saw at least a dozen men ninl wipncn who to our certain knowledge never worked a day In the legislature. I spoke to one of them on tiie 'street about tjie fact thnl he hud drawn asialary.$300 of the slnte's money am! liait' n ever reporter! and he laughed nbnul it. "Well," says he "I'm willing ( 0 quit if (i, e rest arc-but as long as there are others getting by with it I don't see why r should sfop.'r The printing bill was twice what it jliould have been and the Incidental expenses W crc an outrage. Any business In Ihe world tlmt spent ns much money and got as mile for the money |>s Ihe state of Arkansas got at the Inst legislature certainly would go broke In a fortnight There is probably some politics in Sir. Pamell employing the Municipal Research Bureau. But politics or no Comics, Hie principle is right ami any man I don't care whr, he is, that will bring about this survey and then sec that the recommendations are followed, will be doing a service t° Ihe slale^ of Arkansas-Arkansas Farmer. "Amusement Slocks Ac[lve," says a headline on the market page. We had almost forgotten there were amusement stacks listed in Wall Street. ' can both take in the OUT OUR WAY By Williams ^WASHINGTON 'LETTER Everybody Seems Happy Over Production, Wets and Drys . -Alike, With the Possible Excepfion of Hoover's Famous Commission, Tripped by a Web of Dark 1'olilics. By RODNKY DUTCIIEIl WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.-*-At the moment everyone seems to be happy-over the-prohibition situation: The dry organisations are happy because - "their" president has gone Info oclIon for the cause. Dry. senators' and representatives who participated in' the reefnl ballyhoo-'are. happy because they may now tiipi to their-dry cons'.iluents in .the coining election' campaigns and claim credit 'for- the big drive. Pres(dcnl Hoover, is happy because 'he feels that after this no one will have any reason to'yell at him:about prohibition enforcement' for some lime to come. ••' Wets Look for Breakdown The wets nrc hnppy because Oey think Ihe Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement is inclined to agree \vlth (hem that prohibition can never be enforced and because they rely on the failure of the new big in-oyrain to prove their pel lit. Bootleggers have no complaint, for they have been given a pretext .for raising prices, whether they are going to be hurl or not. Ol course, there arc seme persons who. profess ccrialn 'disgust over the fact that politics has completely dominated the landscape In these last few weeks of frenzied prohibit ion argument, but they don't count much in Washington. The real victim of the "whole melodrama is tlie Law Enforcement Commission, which had a chance to gain enormous prestige md do a great deal of good for :hc country, but may not be able to recover the opportunity. There will be an attempt, in Congress to till of( the commission now and he board's best hope of survival lies In [he fact that thc politicians realize It might again sometime come In handy for political purposes. A few blatant drys .quite without the support of the dry organizations which ;ordinarly control them, chased the commission all over the pasture twisted its'arm and. made it say "Uncle!" That is the-explanallon of the commission's report, with tlie strange additional, fact that -President Hoover was willing to join the howling pack .tearing at his own pet commission .by. support Ing tfce demand for a report the commission wasn't ready .to.give. Most of : the people on the commission expected Hoover to. back them up. They have been grieving deeply because he didn't. The commission «-as conceived by Hoover in the campaign as the best meth od.of.handling the ticklish prohibition Issue. But when it was actually appointed everyone cheered because of the high caliber of its 11 members and the fact that hardly any of them were concerned with politics. For months it appeared as If the commission engaged In exhaustive research wifi high and noble purposes, were go- Ing lo be allowed to do a thorough and Imporlant job without Interference. But that turned out to be too good to be true. Politicians on Capitol Hill joined together lo make it a gat. Mskrs Ftw New Proposals The recommendations on prohibition were not neu- for the most part and might as well have been dictated from the White House. It mode rf i couple of radical proposals which were new, and even some of the drys have attacked these as half-bakefl. U Is quile likely that this session of Congress will enact no more of the program than the transfer of enforcement to the Justice Department. "Parrot Fever" Not Common Enough to >Be Cause of Alarm B} DR. MORRIS FISHBKIN Etiltpr Journal of .(he American Mtdical Association .and of Hy- gcla, the Hcilth Magazine In 180-1. three cases ol psittacosis or "Parrot Disease" were reported in Boston. Last fall an out- >renk of this disease was reported n Buenos Aires and more outbreaks have recently been reported in the United Slates. In Hamburg. Germany, 28 casfo vith five dctitlis occurred last fall in Ihe epidemic of psiltacosis which occurred in Paris In 1832. there i-ere 4D cases and ID deaths and it vas reported that thc infection had wen caused by parrots brought rcm South America. When psiltorcsis occurs it begins with a chill and fever with a Rocd deal of ar.d depression and usually some- inflammation cf the lungs. The cxicnl of the inflammation cf the lm-.g s deter- mirits whether or net the patfral When the records of .1 consld- ' ? ! n! T^ r cf cases ^ as*™°y. s fT d tlm frrm 30 "> « ocr cent of thc wticnu die. When the disease w«i first described In Paris, « germ was is;,,.,,,, from the parrots and it was found to be tt' f,'^ 0 ' tfcc " B * ' s '»»° S the typhoid germ. Thus se rm Is now called bacillus p.MU.icosis ,'Parrot rtifcatc" is cwv.tiailv R mcdcal curiosity and rrVi Ion little alarm an-.oiig •-= of the United States. 5 -^ toms resemble those of other infectious diseases and one should be certain that (he disease b actually psitlacoslb and-not pneumonia or other infections of the lungs Obviously, the first step Is to 8d the suspected parrot and to find out whether or not he contains tie germs waicl are retpoii- sclble. .>. T1 V; occurrc »ee of such cases in the United Slates is new evidence of tlie fact that methods of transportation, exchange of products among various nations, and thc somplete abolishing of boundary lines between peoples makes it impossible any longer for « nation to be Isolated. Thc disease of one iwoplc will sooner cr later appear amony others. Already cases of many of the tropical diseases have been found among the sick in the United Stales. It is prcbably Ihst more »nd more cases are likely to appear in the future, notwithstanding Hie fact tn»t the United States Public Health Service and nil of tlie.l-.calth organizations of various nations are concerning themselves wllh the prevention of such transmission. No Cause For-Envy IDA: When did you break your !iig«Bcn:ent with Harold? BELLE: As soon, as I realized that none of the girls were a bit envious of me.—Moustlque, Char- lerol. The new review will deal with ium ° r . ous incidents of the trenches P»I H e .^ r *?* Bt thc M™ «™= leal with topics of Interest to the men who fought. at the front. Bootblack's Great Day n™ s Minis- of Education, Prof Dr. Innitz- r, was among the guests o fhonor *o personally attended the ceremony and the President' of the Re- ublie, Wilhelm Miklas. was amon s hose who sent congratulatory mes- ages to the "Prince of Peace" Ihurch of this city when Eduard '•A a bootblack who has occu- icd his shoe-shine stand near the uera for 30 years and his wife re- ently celebrated their ' silver -wed- Great Gritain U»cke* More to Study Cwwer WNDON (UP)-OtHt BrlUinU a new w»r en «mcer , , doctors In England, and •Scotland wiU k£j> , *at«h on all cancer £4* come uixfcr their care and then *•« «> exhaustive report* to the BritUh medical association Til* valuable Information thus obtained will be collated and lifted »J the hope that new light will be thrown on the disease »hich latt year claimed over 50,000 victims In Sngland and Wales, alone. Oregon and Wyoming Lands Are Offered Vets WASHINGTON (UP)-Some 70000 acres In Lake and Harney counties, Oregon, will be opened to homestead and desert land entry beginning Feb. 1, It was announced at the interior department. The territory was opened for settlement Jan. 24, wlien^the department also announced -about 20300 acres of unappropriated land ' In Waslmkie county, Wyoming, available. Ninety days is required for world war ex-service men to settle the land. French Vets Start Review For Soldiers PARIS fUP)-Coincident with tile :raze for war books, the French ve'- erans have established a new re- Hew harking back to the days In !hc trenches. The journalists who, durine the var, produced the "Cri de Guerre " 'Echo <1u Ravin". »nd the Cra- loulllof," recently, formed an as- TOclatlon to publish a humorous r MONDAY, JANUARYJO. Health of Britain's Youngest Prince, Isoninia Sufferer, Is'cSufee' of Worry Bj MILTON BHONNtK NKA Stnkt Wrifcr tONDON—Now that King George has regained his health, the brit Ish royal family and even the general public are showing concen over the condition of the King-, youngest son, Prince George. George, just turned 27, has beer out of the public view ever since he was obliged to withdraw from his post at the Foreign office last summer. For several weeks his whereabouts were unknown, ana rumors of a severe illness were current, it finally was learned that he had been staying at Sunning, dale, where he was being treated for insomnia and a digestive trouble Although George seldom lias en joyed robust health, lie never has allowed himself to be treated as a weakling. Doctors recently have had to lay down the law with then patient in regard 'to strenuous sports, On the forbidden list Is tennis, which is his favorite game He also was forbidden to'go with the Prince of Wales'.on-the -African hunting trip. C»r«r Mapp»d for illim • George, who was named after his lather, was destined for -x naval career. When the present <nigs eider brother was still alive and there seemed no prospect ol his ascending the throne, he chose the navy as the sphere for his life's activities and became a very keen sailor. When he came to the throne and had to give up all this he nalurally turned his attention to mapping out the careers of his four sons. The Prince of Wales was , of course, to be trained for the throne. The present Duke of York showed a preference for the air service. Henry, the Duke of Gloucester, has a liking for army life So the King decided that his namesake should go Into the navy. Prince George was a good sailor and had attained lire rank of a Second Lieutenant. But last March it was announced that his royal father, acting on medical advice had approved his retirement from the navy. Thc Prince himself in a speech a few days later, said his course had been forced upon him because the life was thought to be unsuitable to his health. Forced jo Give up Work Then he was assigned to the Foreign office to gain knowledge of the administration and work of that Important department. It was presumed that he was lo bs trained so he would be capable ol filling some important post such as governor general of one of the British colonies. But in July he had to give up his work. The Prince also happens to be the most carved up of the royal family. He lias had three operations. Nobody will worry about his health more, than • the,.-Prince of Prince Georje . . . cb-ys commands from doctors. Wales. The 35-year-old heir "to tlie tlirone and his youngest brother are great pals and have many tastes-In'common. They are-no' nearly as serious-minded as ' thk' puke of York, nor as the rathf/ 1 , ncavy Duke of Gloucester, who't'i all for the army lile. Wales am} his fid brother both are fond of danc- ng and pretty women. They botli like the bright lights a'n'a [he mu- • sic and the gaiety of great parties and thc swellest night clubs in London. 'If Queensland Disposes of .'! Seate-Owned Shojis SYDNEY, N. S. W., Jan. 20. (UP) —Following the decision of the Queensland Nationalist Government to dispose of state-owned Auditor-General shows that . the radlng ventures the report of the otal indebtedness to the Treasury of several slate -trading entcr- irises on June 30, 1929, was £2 113 '59. The amounts of £674789', had been -written off State stations, £89,959 off the State cannery, •" and £44,080 off the State fish supply. Profits from the State butchers' hops paid into consolidated revc- lue totalled £5,000, from tlie rall- vay refreshment rooms £97,360 and rom the State hotel £5,000, thus making the actual amount owln° o the Treasury £2,815,226. The total loss since the incep- ion of the enterprises was £1439 257. ' ' '" MORRILTON — Fourteen acres have yielded 1,152 bushels of sweet ji potatoes for H. W. Groom, farmer esiding north of Conway, whose wo carload shipment averaged 1 per bushel. Gro:m believes In ruck farming as.a : good revehujl n-oducer. ... --...-- A tip from Andrew Carnegie ASKED to explain his phenomenal success, Andrew Carnegie blandly attributed it to his ability to a-et 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. . lYou 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 tlie 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 economical y, and will return full measure of satisfaction 1 hats the way to be a success in the greatest business in the world-making a home. Jt pays to read the advertisements.

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