The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 1, 1930 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 1, 1930
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PAGE FOUR THE 1HA'THKV1U,K COUUllvK NlvWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. K. BA13COCK, Editor H. W, HAINES. Advertising Manager Sole Nations! Advertising tieprescntallvcs: The Beckwlth Special Agency, Inc. New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Demit, K.unas City. Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Us Ar-sulcs. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as ECcond class mailer at the post office a'. Blylhcvlllc, Arkansas, under ac of October 9, 1917. Served by (lie United Tress. Sl'!)SCHll>T!O\ KATI.'S By carrier in the city of lilythevillc 15c net week or 56.50 per year In'advance. By mail within a radius of 50 miles, $300 per year, Jl.CO for six months, S5c fo r three months- by mail in uostal zones !wo to six. Inclusive Sii.oO per year. In zones seven jujcl rlt-M S10GO per year, payable in advance. - ' We. Need lo Be Jarred H is announced .it Wa.Oiizigloti llial the unemployment crisis has passed. The eaunlry is "oul of i| 10 woods," says a high j;ovenim:nl official; all of iw may breathe more easily now. Just th« same, there arc occasional bad spols Ihat have not yet been wiped up. Your daily paper give.s yon bints about them. Th:-y are worth thinking about. ' Tiie other moniinj; thrn: wen; livo such hints in the daily news reporl. In Chicago, at the peak of a sharp cold wave, a woman was found siKing- by an empty stove in the barren kitchen of the house she called home. There was no fuel in the house. The stove con- taincil no fire. The woman'had frozen to death. In Cleveland .1 man was released from jail after beiiif act|iiiU:d of a charge of cmbezzlinjr money from bis former employers. Mo relumed home to find his family destitute. Gas had been shut off because III.-- gas bill was unpaid. TJiej'omigcst child had pneumonia and was bciiur cared for by a neighbor. There was iu-!';iii£ for the rest to eat and no way for (hem (o keep warm. A welfare organization refused to .extend any help because .the breadwinner was out of jail now and could do his part; hut the breadwinner could not tret n job. Now those two little items, (1 uitc unrelated, are not, of course, enough in themselves to refute the government's optimistic reports about (l, c unemployment situation. Such HIJIJK'S will 'happen even when limes aiv booming, llul they are rather terrible, even so. It is terrible [hnl ;i woman ran freeze to death, in her own house, in Ih 0 middle of the second city of the nation. It is terrible thai a slromr, capable man who wants to work has to remain idle and watch his family slowly succumb to cold and hunger in a great industrial city of a million inhabitants. These things arc not anybody's fault. They arc not matters that coiuvrn any presidential unemployment conference. They simply happen, that's all; in good times and in bad, in prosperity and in depression, there are always some spots that arc dark, cold ard utterly horrible. What can we do about I hem? N'ofc n sreut deal, except open our heads and resolve that \vc will ]).•, after all, our l)rothcr's keepers. For efficiency is not oiioiijjli and never will be. Such tilings will continue to ha])jj;-n until nil nf us limke up oin- minds ihat \vc cain:ol l,c .sinij; and \v.ll-iV,l and contented tink-s our iH'iirhijor:; are the same way, too; until ve.voai-h the |mim where an unknown .slraiij.fc-r's ini^m- is our own HliV:lT, |(1(). That clay is a |n]i K \ V:1 y off. \\V ;uv still /'airly scii'i'sii aiu! iiuliCferunt. And I'mit is why il is KI:I>(| for u.s in n-ad of th:se incident-:. Kvui-y time a iu-ivs story of chi.-; kiiul jars our conijilaci and coml'urt, it move< us a Huh: nearer to the IT;-, oi I: A Voyage of Discovery (iiU'nnl I'inclioi, form r jfovcnicii- « Pennsylvania, Ims i-flimiwl I'I-.HU H South Sea Islands, JDK! liis llim-iii;!.- will |j { , ji.i ;im -l:n,- in Savaisiiali harijor until next .-1'Hiu', when it will KO nut on fmolluT voy- agi' of disc.ivcry. Tin- world is full of yachtsmen, am) llieir i'fji)iij)j;s and Koines tJnn'i orcli- narily draw much alicntion. i!nl llirre is somulliinif about Mr. Pini-hot's sail- iiitfs (hat .'••(.'In (hem ,-t|Kirl, somehow, and jfivi's then) an especial inleivsl. When he wu; :i hoy in hijrli school, Clifford T'incliot dreamed ot' sailing away to the South Seas and examining the mysl:rious islands oi' that cn- eliftiHcd reg-ion for himself, lie «rew (o manhood and umnd himself lo.i busy to do it. He ifot into politics ami wmiml up as jjnvi.'i'iior of Pennsylvania; yet nil the while that dream sine]; in Iliu hack of his mind, waitim; (o be acted on. So, at last, when lie found Unit he had lime enon;rh. Mr. J'inehot un! lii.-i yacht, invited fvieiuls and relaiivcs to K<> aloiitf and .M sitil. flu went (o flic South Seas, he eauie l>acl(, and he is plannini;- to K'" ajsiin in f.he spviii::; and Hie rest of us, who will nsver (,'iM the L'lijincc In put our own boyhood divams into' operation, \v-nild jjive a K'"-d deal to know if lie really found what he was looltiiiff for. For (his husine.-s of liunlin<: (he lost islands that we glimp-ed when we were young- is Die rif-'kies'. kind of naviifa- lion a man ean attempt. Thosn ishuuls i'.ven't on any chart. The canniest skipper is apl (o sail rig-fa iiy them witli- (Hil kii-nnm.- Hn>y were (here. \\ r e don't know what Mr. I'inchol's . e.\j)ei-icnce wa.s. T:> Iv smv, lie found indubitable islands, in (lie South Seas. He went ashore, looked at I hi; rocks and btislie:.-, talked |i> tiie natives, and very liki'ly took a number of photographs. JJnl wlielher ihe shade of that hi)rh school youngster of li.nt; ajjo was really satisfied is someihing else a^ain. No one knows but Jlr. t'inchot, and liu will never t,>!|. Those distant shores, in reality, aiv ini|:ossiblc.. to roach. They are one landfall iha( i:n voyam-r ever makes. Kven .\laire!l:;n himself innsl have I'tiiind Uiat there wer,. some coasts (hat bis bark e re;i| horixon is .SATURDAY. FEBRUARY The Editor's Letter Box ALONG MAIN'STREET! By K. L. H !.ii;ulntor of iiimomices I i l loss of S300,000,COO :liiri::i: (te Irom Uic . Surely tlicre wa- '.vlio tU'ew to l - cl h.rt iiu: :l:a: ira-L-.iril 'll:c Kovcniincnt 1ms ii'vi ec: stSCao.CM to Intel llr", ui immibillon cnioR-rmLi:- firm, (a me it would iv iiuiiinn-uin Wen to iiislii'.: i-lii'uiisi.s for 111? cur.,'i:i'i tll€:L' v.iio arc- not ccrtcii:-, Members of the Arlinn lalnrc H'l-eiitly voted a on cigars and riij.irotlo. b-.i: !?;t it oil ct fluid and chcwiiii: totac- i-o. 1 .suppose they left i! n:l cV.ew- ing lolKiuiJo because all ::-.e ir.c-n- bei-s oi tin- legislature iro il aiirl they did not dare put il ui .viuif 1 and h.uv to go home anil one! Use f.ik have tiv:co us many imrtles .is we have vices-tor and fornlnst cacli Uy !lie way, Bish-op, \vlint 1ms become of ilie ]ii-ohibl:lon party? Willi skirts at n»l:le length, prob- nuly the world will ngaln return lo (lie led system of tnkliv the gn-ls at their face va!i:e. " The man who lias no lime for liomo life wilhmit Hie job ii« | S lioklliig, is missing thnt hilf of his life \vhicii means most to ihe world —the pvopcr [raining of his chi:-1 (iren. Some men apparently do not' laioiv (hey have any oirsprm™ nr-1 111 Ihe boy or girl gets into troii-! b!e. then Ihey want to beat up on them. ! War More Gold and more Power—more Subjects to Kulc, The dream of a Zealot, ihe Goa of a Fool. The power-mad Vultures, by theli honchmei) alarmed; The builders of Baltleshlps Munitions and Arms. They glory In Carnage, Dcslnicllon and Spoil, For profits ihcy foster death misery, turmoil. Like the lice o[ old Egypt, theii agems and spies Spread vile |iiQi>osanda, fal rumors and lies. for Tinsel and niches they forfeit llieir Souls. Their country—your boy, Ihey bailer for Gold. Millions are slaughtered, murdered in vitiii. Gassed. Mulincrl and Blinded for I'o«-er mid Gain. As (he power-crcigeu Rulers an'l over-rich Lonls. I'ilc high the rich harvest from Cannon ami Sword; The pride tit your household with talllc-i acked brain, S!:iRgers on through n le trenches ll)c imirl, s.'cet mid rnin. May we never again see the Youth of our land, By Greed led to Slaughter, by Hie Privileged Clan. When shoulder to shoulder they next clash hi the fray- May ihe Vultures ana War Lords be first in array. —Max L. Kelley, steele, Mo. j Philandering Wives I I had supposed that woman had taken the last masculine prerogative away from man when she !~Jk to smoking and having her hair «:! at the barber shop. But now conies a report from Jonesboro (hat married women are nsurpui" the place of hnbby in their philandering. From time immemorial the philandering husband ha5 usually bcrn forgiven nnd lufccji back Inio the family circle, but a SECESSION- OF TEXAS On Feb. 1. 18G1. Texas seceded from the Union despite the opposition of Sam Houston, Us K0 v- eriior. Removed from the center of con- ilict, Te.vns rasv litlte actual fiehi- mg durhi!! the Civil War Th- Federal forces captured Gali'eston and ifltl it for three months, but two ilteinpls of ihe Union forces to enter the state from Louisiana were iefenlcrt. The last battle of the war was fought on the lower Rio Grande near Palo Alto, a month after Appoinattox. Following the period of reconstruction, n constitution was sub- mined to tlie people in 1869 when congressmen and slate officers were elected. On March 30 of the followin" year Texas was readmitted to tlie union. At the election in November. (Continued From Page 1) ?40,513.59 for the three years bin that was cut down to $10,15848 by a sh'irlagc of $30.355.11 In tire account of former County Treasurer W B. Rhodes. The total shortage of $108867.05 as .slioivii by the audit is distributed as follows: C. w. Cooper, collector—(axes $16.080.30; excess salary during four years, S12.733.45; due taxpayers account overcharge taxes S72572- uiiremitted lines, $325; lolal due from collector, $30.030.47. W. B. Rhodes, ex-treasurer—excess commissions. 1925-20, $10.524.30; errors accounts. $3321- due from defunct bank, $103,984 15- total due from Rhodes, $114,611.05. J. W. Carruthcrs. ex-treasurer— excess ccmmlssloin, $0 008 58' rors. S17.C7; total. $6,02025 W. R. Flippj, assessor—erroneous charges. $1,250.25. John H. Nance 1025-28, $1,256.25; totol. ex-county clerk -excess fees and over-charges 512.3G5.97; total. S12.365.97. J. A. Redding, circuit clerk—errors, $210.65. C. B. Nance, ex-deputy county clerk—urn-emitted tunds, $1.57850 Piieips Printing- Company—overcharges for publishing delinquent tax lists, $65550. A. B. Carter, county clerk—overcharges, $250. Difference in Ihe land redemption accounts of the ex-county ;lerk and the ex-treasurer, $1,851.- Flays Public Officials In their report to State Comp- .roller Rterl. the accountants ma'k- ng the audit said, in part: "In all of our experience as auditor of county affairs, we have lever been confronted with a sit- laticn wherein there has been such a great, degree of negligence, inefficiency and total disregard of he public as is manifested in this nstance. We have fount! many •iolalicns of the slalules; many ransactions handled so as lo arouse Ihe suspicion of prudent lien as to the integrity of t^e of- icial acts of various officers and jrivate citizens, in some instances! ecords of private firms dealing vith the county have been de- Iroyed. "Evidently tlie idea that 'a pubic office is a public trust,' was oreign to several persons who have .elped to administer the affairs f Critlenden county and a spirit f civic righteousness had not been Instilled In the minds of v/lio were charged with officl duties. Even Hie sanctity of HID! ilage iras disregarded, no consi" erallon was shown parentage" tlie unborn and. after death parents, little consideration v- givcn to properly protecting (I properly lights of orphans. "During the four-year peril Crlltenden comity at great oxpei I paid for audits by private ageiicj from Memphis but no mater I amounts were recovered and I record Is found of steps (o reniej (he situation. These audits cil $2.223.10 1(1 1S2C; 52,«54.B7 in IK I S2,5Gl.oa in 1927 (second audit year); $4,296.75 in 1923. Tl amount does not include audltl. fees paid from cash funds, pi. I to deposit, from the Harahan V ; duct fund." Banks I'aiii No Taxes , There is no record of the Ba | of Earle having ever paid a taxes c:i its personal property, though (he bank was organi/l January 5. 1925 and had a cap! of $25,000. The bank of Mali 1 was organized January 5. 1927. wi I a capital of S15.000 and paid taxes on its i>ersonal property. Gross extravagance in expcnl ing public lunds also is chare In Cic rcpcrt. It shows at apprc'l imalely 21 per cenl of ihe to ccunty road fund during ihe '• year period, or approximately , 000. was spent for Ihe cf liimbor. $11.848.04 one was s;j 872, the Democrats secured con- rol of the state and have since icld it. from Ihe road fund for lumber i ing 1928. Other items listed as', _ travagant include: Printing, than $15,000; disenfcctant, $uoe.:;[ floor sweep and oil, $425; m c)l and brooms, $379.55; toilet paij (year 1B27) more than S200; fou'.l lain pens and desk sets, S133. if Ccunty records, the report sa- also shows that the county p, J for four typewriters, neither •• which could be located In a county office by the accountant | With reference lo failure to c! led mes from certain firms al individuals, the report says Us less than 13 of each 100 persrj assessed paid personal properly i* during the period covered bv i audit. 'As a result of this evasion taxes by the banks, merchants a other large owners of persoi property." the report says, "the' tnl burden of the operation of I county is shifted from this el of ownership to the laml-owii' and the corporations." A partial list of persons a nuns who paid no tax on pcrsor property during the 4-year per 1 ' as shown in the report includi' Chew & Perkins, $3,100; Laud, dale & Eason, $080; .\f. Pcarre Co.. $1,400; Twisl Brothers. $1 5-- I Big Creek Gin Co.. $7,000- B ' Booker, $1.870; The Ebony Co., ? 400; National Cotton Srrrl Co-ration, $5,000; Dobts Brothers S50; Whitaker Furniture Co,' 000; Green River Lumber Co, {) 460; Thompson Brothers, S3.3< McKce Brothers, $1,380; Barhanj i Brimson Garage, 53,000; i Lumber Co., $1.000. OUT OUR WAY l>v Williams / i AlSlT . MO Be-CAuSC. HE. JOT-."' HAO Otsj 1 i -- ! My Mi.-n-year-.-i.'-.l -.111. William I Henry, hn-, heard in-j... of the pop- i nlar sun,:™ over tl:r i.-rlio ,in:l he •slugs tl.i-ir, -.:ll l.> il: -ame am-— mid iifia'i.illy with a.-irtitjni: 1 ; unu emission:; Id suit his mvn fr-.'.ley. [ heard hi::i warbling n-.i. oilier eve-'. liliilaiiilcrliig"wirc"iievcr."Nmi-,""ac- nlng: "If I had a t^lkiu;; picture j coiding lo this reiwrt soirc of or yon. I would p-.u L; auay." i Joncsboro's wives have turned uht- . , Inntaers and Use husbands, who Bis.-.op Cannon su^rsts tint ail have remained pure and true, have of Lie KVH ;;ct ill o;;c parly anil lurnccl forgiving. One hean-lirok- all cf Ihe drys in aiiailier. cr that I m Jonesboro husband wen', to •.-.e fn;-in tivo lira- majjr parties- i .Mruipliis nnd took his wife awav prn iibit!;ii and aim-prohibition.] fran her aulo-salesman lover and Brilliant, I s.ilk i:. i;m I fi'tdifri her back to the familv r.s it Is, I am .still suggesting im-! l:ear:h. Another went to Copla'-i pi-cvcinen-.r,. For example, if u Ls li:u!f nnd took hi.s 3-0111:5 aii<J i good sniss 10 i;i!-.hcv ail the hcrtch I .'.lis!::'.y iiuttv spouse away from h=r limmds muU-r ,-,,-,.. i K02r bnrnor bHcklr.yer lover and' bnv Wem ! and nil the dry d,-.,<-,,. s lm dt-r an-1 nnd trought her back home aft," ether then ns an amendment. I suing through a, second «-cdclin» woiiSci n, t pe;.r that .ill (otacro-• for her sati.ffaci ion. And -till a n. rhewers. snuff-dlppcrs ,,, rt i-lga- c.ihcr Jonesboro husband who o rrlte Mickfr: f.~nn : i (liirri patlyjv.ife ran away with a railroa-1 iran Tlirn a! l-^"r!" ln iT" P , li ' erS " fn " r:li -. "W'"" » Christmas call on'iicr"to ^^^^^^^^SS'^^, and organise for r.irh a new political parly. I think that rtrlnkin i' considered Now. l nsk you candidly, wlial'ar'c coming lo? It looks to me like - iiintjj a w.-r.v habit, than] are pettins to "b- just sweet ckniiv-.o „ v, C '.,!,l probably be' old latliet lackins the me' n° more im;K.rtant parly. But it Is qcuip.nent (o kick nT phi'i v\v n' l " Prolonged Worry Has Very Bad Effect On One's Health Ily I)K. .IIOKOIS l'ISIII!Kt\ Kdilnr .Inilrnal of || 1r Aineriran Slcdiral As'crlnlinn ami <if lly- tfin. tin- llr.mii .llasarine It i~ normal tn f,,,;-. Were il not for fi-av man won!;l int have the iiistinci of selt-p:r n -:i-,itlon. When a pcrr,on ix afraid, he be- Shis to ihijw it ;;-. various way dial infect his ,•} Mis Fkm bccoin?s tremble and the [: ; dilate. Tiirsr ar,- i. ably of cx;r.i M-f ;.-••; iv.-ical system, p.iic, his IhnVis ••.!:, nf his eyes •r effects prob- i'iv.a liain r.r.u- the fear of death i In certain f:;:ms cf insanity fear is cranunn. A particular example' o; fear with disease Is the h.illncl-l nation of ;iie pcrjon see all sorts' of lerriblc animals ar.d in ihcir fri^iit n;,iy even throw lhe:r.<elrei fr ::i windows lilgh in the air Th.» greatest ter of all is the f f:lr O f rienth. This; Is e.^cntially a frai- of the unkown. Tins fear a " '"slant against which man I system. One of i!:r fear anil i:.; body I-, f.r^ untrr.lnocl t;> aiuiicncv' ,'-:.»: bllns. .1 c r.. tl 1055 Of 0) (hlrit a;v.i ; and a^nii: :; rlinner . i ;^Lik^ ani rcfr.-f. :i cause hi; .-:,!. ' by ro:nc arc notivabrt ui the nervous ' <-,i'is[>iciioiis r! - •. :i the human '•.'. The j>er.=f):i ' ir.-Ioro a public ;'!i knees trem- 'n ni the chest. •'. "iiqiicncliablc Time ivasoii constamlv. which r.everlhelcss siirvlccs in order that : vaii way SUV vixv. : -ong ! f ll1: ,i :C ; iM -.d people rf bin;:! laith '•; tl:cre n disappearance of tlie In- f!i:ictive fear of death. Doctor Raw believes thai fc.-.r Is r.< o'.ci as innn himself, bui that i «'MTy Is a comparatively roc-ciil • |;rcriiu-t. As clvllizall.-n'artv.inccs ant! life becomes co-.-.naiit!v -n D re ccn.plicated worry inrrr.i<c< -- -- Frar will perhaps never bp confined nftcr- ; fiucrcci. but worry r3n b- co-re the banquet; ccl through intelligence r,:i.l"cd - -- r.rcvicSciv. r'. BiitiUn. y.\ Angina pc '•• • .d simply bo (•.is disappeared -:(;>• to his fear. :•. difc.ise?. r.s X.ilhan Raw, :; Mnlu-s- --:: n of '•'.'.: disease. ;-".luces at'on- cation. through training and dls- ci|-.!:ne. If we co;ilri from '.:!:nc:c.'sr.ry worry. Haw bc- ^•.ves v,e would coir.c lo c;i:-.-iiier fi'.i:' nnd make our lives li;,-htor l /lewd!!!- to cMiin.r...-, 0 ; , ht , Aiiu' I-'eder.iCon h; !\-., w.-.rt] c:ie pi-i-.-nii jn cvciv IUKI ol avi-'iic population Is blind. ' Burglars Don't seek the Limelight DARKNESS is their stock in trade. They work by stealth—unheard and unseen -their movement's cloaked in secrecy. It's honest folks that seek the ngnt, 1 hey are the only ones who can risk it. 3_'m» Its the same way in business, The mamiiacture'r~or the merchant who is not sure of his goods does not dare to advertise. Advertising would hasten the end oi ins business career—put him to a test he could not meet. j : i!.<;i;i!; ihe man who advertises, deliberately invites your inspection. He tells you about his product or his merchandise and then lets it stand on its own merit. You can depend on him. He knows his product is good. That's one reason why it pays you to read the advertisements you find in the columns of this paper It is through advertising that you are able to keep in touch with the good things that progressive business men are spending heir money to introduce and to keep before you. Advertisements are interesting, instructive and profitable. Ihey throw a powerful light on the very things that concern you most. Read the'm.

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