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PAGE FOUR TSgBLYTHEYlLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEW? CO., PUBLISHERS O. R. BABCOCK, Edifor P. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Soie National Advertising Representatives: The Beciwlth Special Agency, inc. New York, ' L Louls ' D* 1 ™ 1 '- Kansas City, Atlanta, , pan mnclsco, Los Angeles Publlthrt Every Afternoon Except Sunday. --...._ M ttcand cl»js mailer at the post Office tt BlythevUlo, Arkamas, under act of October «, 1917, Served by the United Press. SCBSCKiniON KATIES -. By carrier In the city of Dlytlicvlllc 15c per week or MM per year In advance. ' By mall within a radius of BO miles, $3 00 per year, fl 60 for six months, 85c for (lirec months; .By mall In postal zones Iwo to six. Inclusive *6.60 per year. In zones seven and eight, $1000 Per year, payable In advance. Public Employes There is no foundation in common sense for (he idea thai once ii man succeeds in winning election lo public of- ficc he has gained a right lo one more term and no more. That idea is founded on the assumption that a public office is a public favor that ought to ho passed around and is not consistent with a high ideal of public service. An incompetent or unfaithful man in an administrative post, or a man who fails to reflect the views of liis constituents, in a legislative post, should be turned out as promptly as possible. On the other hand really good public officials are not so easily found as to . warrant making a change just because a man has served two terms. Elsewhere in this column is rcpriuUd a bit of comment from the O.sceola Times in which high tribute is paid George W. Bnrham for his work as county judge of Mississippi county. The Courier News agrees, even lo llie suggestion that the county may rind it the part of wisdom to keep Judge Barham in office after lie has completed -four years of service. In private business an inefficient or otherwise unsatisfactory employe is fired as promptly its his employers find out his shortcomings. A good employe is sure of his job as Jon^ ,-is lie wants it. He becomes more valuable with experience. The government of Mississippi county is a big business. Its officers are employed by the people of I he, county : toiWffldlttliftffairs that aflioMikjor importance; and good sense would dictate that .these employes be retained as long as they give good .service, and tinned out as'soon as they don't. v The question every voter should ask himself before casting his ballot is whether the cundidate seking reelection , . has, through, good servic- to the public, .earned the right to the place he holds. Whether he has sewed one term, or two, or three, has nothing to do with' it.' The only exception to this rule applies to offices where the compensation is out of proportion to the service rendered. There ought to be no such offices, but as long as we have them there is nothing to do but to pass them around as rewards to deserving citizens. ' We referred above to the record of County Judge Barham. Managing the public affairs of Mississippi county is a big job. Men as able and as honest as the present judge have ;,, the past handled the office with something IMS than outstanding success. Judge- Kar- ham has succeeded because be bus worked at the job. It lias not been a spare time proposition with ],i m . Sonu of our lawyer friends are cool toward the judge. Perhaps they have good reasons. We don't know anything about what • kind of a judge he is. We think we do know that he is a first class manager, and management of the county's busi- . mess is the important part of his job. Blylheville's Library The effectiveness with' which the BijUieville public libary will function during 1930 depends in large part upon the response obtained tin's week in the campaign for supporting memberships. The library is an important and val- ,• liable public institution. Not only is it an almost essential adjunct to our high • school, .but it affords opportunity for self-education and recreation to " hundred? to whom those opportunities would otherwise be denied. We ought to have a free public library, publicly supported. Some clay wo will have it, but in the meantime wo cannot afford to withhold badly needed support from the library we do have Confidence In Blylheville Jake Ungar, who when he gets a lit- tlo bit older will nc described us~oiie"of~" BlyUicville's "pioneer citizens," has seen enough of (hit town and of Mississippi county in the last 20 years or so to be satisfied to stake his future here. He -has totd friends that before the J930 col ton .season opens lie will cither buy into a gin now operating lure or would build a DOW one. Ho knows Hly- tlicvillc well enough to know that there is now awl ;ihv;iys will be business opportunity hero. We like his confidence in Blylhcvill:.and share the pleasure of his friend:! that he is going to stay here. Geoi-fjc W. Barham Jililije Cirpiw W. barium l:d;iy announces himself ;i cuiulidalr tar iwleeftcn nil County and 1'iol.a.e Jm\... P of M!:.sis-,lpp| county subject to the lA'iiifnatit IM Unary election In August. Mnny [lis'.lnsiilslicd men have served Ihlr, county ns Cuiiiiiy :un| j'r.:l).ite Judge in years gonc iras.! but we i!<y.ilr. M any man rvcl . m;x(i( , n , Kl _ tor i-cconl 111:111 lias Judge mrhum. He frur.kly outlined his i»l!cles during Ills campaign of two years n K o mid since, assuming office January J. JMD he Ims faithfully kcjit every promise he made. He Is an organizer nnd In one slKTl yrar he hi*-, succeeded In welding nil Hie different units of county yuvcnimcn; into one solid band of friends and ca-wcrkers which has resulted In Impiovcd public service in every branch of crunty government. Judge 13.ir°u»m Ins token the newspaper men and thrmijh Uiem ihc people of the county Into his confidence. He believes In the fullest imb. llclly for tlie coiinty's affairs and a square deal for every man, woman and child In the county. • He has irindc hundreds of friends by his earnestness, Ills sincerity, his honcsly and his nteolntc 1 fairness in every transaction of his office. Judge Bnrham has won a place in the confidence of the people which nsnircs Ills re-nomination ar.d election for n second term nnd in all probability lie will be honored with n third term nnd even other terms should he live ami continue (o servo as acceptably as he lias during the first year of his public service.—Osceola Times. Did II cvrr occur lo yon Hint many modern and mil-lent works cf art. are merely busts? Long skirls ought to work a great Improvement on some of (he peculiar knees we have seen. President Ortiz niibio was shot during his firtl day n:; president of Mexico. Hut isn't tliat.part of the initiation ceremony? Clarence Darrow says you can't gel wisdom simply by growing old. But at least, Mr. Darrow, you begin finding'out lliln S3 you cannot cat. Mr. Edison Is fa years old. In .case you arc Interested. lie Ims liad I51.-I75 hours of sleep out of a possible 627,080. Some men never ray unnecessary thino;, and others tell their wives lo use their own judgment. While President Hoover was liusy fishing' in Floilila, (he Senate tried lo make seme sort, of fish out of Mr. Hughes. I'.iircl fever Isn't so serious In this country but what it could be worse. Think of the awful results if a p!ar,<ic of squirrel fever should break cut. The earth nnd sun probably will collide in TO.OOO.CCO yenr.i. says a ECicntisl. That will be ion late; the la;l installment will have been paid. l-uns whiskers nre becoming stylish a;nin. •ircm-dmi; to advices from I,?ndon. Well, they can't My our supreme court, is oicl-lashicncd an\«ay. Dr. Fcidlck says nettling beautiful r .ia:t iu'.u human experience until pec-pic ln-i;an \n play. If Ihc doctor is, talking abui;t ccruiu musical iiiMiimii'iu?.. we think he Iras pine \;o far. A Harvard astronomer who incaMiit-.l n;i i-U-e- ircn iviwrts 11 Is cotifulcr.ibly ,\ :S than a ir.i!ki'i:th of a millionth of an Hu:-. a, diameter. And ciid he find an automcbilc luik^i n:i it any place? According u a new rn!e at Han .ml. .students ul'o i:avc not learned to swim by th? i;>« 0 they nit icady to be graduated, will !.•..- i,fns- C ii a ''fgrto by Hie "unlvci'slly. 'Hie idr., ;s i 0 to.ich 5cun.: men to keep their heads ai:uu- wa!"r. A riiiladelphla judge released a man c.ii-.:ht robbinj poor boxes In the churches on rv.ditiun that he join Ihc ;.;-iiiy. navy or nannc.-. The Wca probably being to build up the nnh:ciry morale. On the front page- of a IJoston paper a spvech of Ccunt ICaroIyi's is reported, in v.'n:ch l-.c t.iys 11 c are living in a state cf fOc:aiiM:i foil we rion't know it. In the next column is a ttory to the effect lhat 49G people in this ccm-.'.iy arc I'jy'.ns on incomes of more than 5l.cc-J.Oio! You may write your own observation. OUT OUR WAY WHS MOTMERS GET JIO^DAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1930 WASHINGTON LETTER S10EGLANCES By Gcorgo Clark PARIS (UP)-The French hotel ceepcrs and merchants who for a lumber of years have made a very ;ood living selling their wines and joods to wealthy Americans at In- laled prices are not sleeping well .hese nights. The reason is be.- :nu;e France seems to be losing Is attractiveness for their, best customers. Recently compiled figures show that Americans arc beginning to travel direct to Ger- nany without going through Franca nt all and the number of "luxury" ravellers coming to France is on he decline. "oYu're out of the pose again! You're elbow was two inches higher. MOLItUE'S DKATil On Feb. 17, 1U73. Mi-Uerc, the greatest dramatist. DIII! perhaps the gieatest writer of Fr.iv.ce. dictl nt Paris. Mollere. who was born Jc.in Rap- tist Poquelin. studied a; a Jesuit college and Ihcn worked as tradesman for liis father. Tir.ng of Mils, he joined ,1 Iroupc of players whlcri for 13 years acted in ilic' provinces. Til these yenr.s of wamlcritig h? ac- milrcd not only a broad experience in stagecraft, but nko a keen in- ilght into huiiiAn nature. When he returned to Paris in IGfo his plnys nttrnctcil the attention of Lonis XTV. who l.vtci adopted iMolicre's Ironpe as his own. In his presentation of plays satirizing cultured society of l-'i-ancc. Moliere Inaugurated a new era in comedy, lie also ridiculed with Rood humor the bourgeois imitators of Parisian aristocr.ili and thus did ni;:ch (o expose hypocrisy. On the dny of his dc.uh, Molicre aclc.-l In one of liis pl.iys. Duriii': 115 pe.ricrir.anco he \ias J eized witli a convulsion which l-c covered with a forced laugh. He -,ia s c.irrie:! l-.cme and he cl:cd a tcu l-.cut, later. A nnouncements Tlie Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies, subject to the Democratic primary. ' £ . For County Judge GEORGE W. DAUHAM, (Re election). For Sheriff W. w. SHAVER (lie-election). • Fur rnunty Treasurer I W. W. HOLLlPiTl'ER. GENEVA. (UP)-A movement h.v been ina»guratcd in H.ir.g KOII» te abolish (he practice <>; hirin3°out iillle Chinese girls ,i< servants— '•mm tsaf—to have 11.. m bJeom" virtual slaves in the ii~., ;C5 O f thclt employers. The c;i:-trim which, i; an anciciU one in China, consists of the parents cf i!ie g i r ] accepting B certain .minim: of m-ncv for turning ih« s in cvcr to al ,'. other family for di,i:ic a tic service Virtually tlu p r | u.,, soM into I service wUhoiith le:.i;;.,- Hii S V as not so. Attempts vui, cc mrd- u register all ilio ms[ : .,, ,„ ",, Hong Kong c^oi-.y. A: .[.,, Protclr time there Is no v>a y O f knowinj their number. •* l-'or Circuit Court Clerk T. W. POTTER. HILLY OAINES. WAR RESTRICTIONS LIFTED GENEVA, (UP)—One of the last remaining relics of the-Great War has been abolished by the teagu« of Nations. This is the series of Import and export 'restrictions which were enacted by the various nations during the war to prevent exportation of raw materials and manufactured 'articles necessary foi- them to carry on the conflict. As the years rolled by and the regulations were not repealed world trade was seriously hampered. BV RODNEY BUTCHER WASHINGTON, Feb. 17,-^For the 'first time In 14 years Congress Is formally considering proposals for old age pensions, thereby taking up an Issue which has ggincd rapidly Increasing Importance in state legislatures. In January, 1915, Congressman Meyer London, tlie New York Socialist, obtained hearings before- the House labor committee for his bill providing a commission to study problems of social insurance and old age. Subsequently Die late Congressman Victor Berger of Milwaukee, another Socialist, undertook to keep the Issue alive. Both London and Berger are dead but oa February 20 and 21 the same committee will hold hearings on several old age bills, introduced by both Republicans and Democrats and all looking forward to federal co-operation in saving (lie aged and .infirm from complete destitution and starvation. Nine States In Line Three years ago there was .qrmsd the American Association for Old Age Security, i v )i| c |, m . eluded such men as Ethelbert Stewart, the U. a. commissioner of labor slaltstics; -Bishop Francis J McConnell of the Methodist church and Father John A. Ryan, an orl°- Inator of minimum wage laws. As a result of 'an effective campaign there are now old age pension laws in nine states, some effective and some not—as In cases where pensions 'and poorhouses are optional with counties—and counties prefer poorhouscs, The labor committee will consider a fairly wide range of bills There's an actual federal-state pension bill introduced by Congressman Sirovich of New York'and another by McKeown of Oklahoma, the Sirovich bill corresponding rather closely with that presented in the 'Senate by Dill of Washington. Hamilton Fish of New York urges a select committee of five congressmen "to Inquire into oil age pensions systetps and study the modern methods by which practically all of the advanced nations of the world 'afford aged poor." Siro- vich also has a resolution for an investigation of the extent of old age dependency and what is being done about it and of his numerous whereases says that the United States. China and India are the only large countries making no modern adequate provision. Anolh- er resolution by Senator Dill would have such an investigaiiju made' by the Senate judiciary committee. The McKeown bill would appropriate an inilial KOOO.OQO a year for allotment on. a population basis to states agreeing to spend a dollar of their own for every dollar of federal money granted, the states to administer the fund. Eligibility requirements for aid would Includ 1 15 years ol V. S. citizenship am five years' residence In the stay »8e of 65 or more, Inability to can a living, absence oJ as much in come as J365 a year and lack p..I any person both legally responsible F and able to supjwrt the liidige'ii Individual. The maximum pensldi under the act would be S3G5' : year. ••: The Sirovich bill would crcat an Old Age Security Bureau in til Labor Department. The amount I 1 be appropriated would be deter i mined by Congress, but assistant would be limited to $1 a day. Tweh'* ty years of citizenship would be re' quired and state law would deter* mine necessary state residence /' person entitled to relief must b- ! 60 or over, -must not possess prop! erty valued at more than J5000, o i have any legally responsible psrj'l £0n able to support him-and mus l! f be of good moral character. U!11".'L bill, rather similar, would appro' 1 '! prlate S10,COO,OM. > •••'* Cite Chanjrd Conditions r ; ; Tlie tendency of witnesses prob' ably will be lo dwell on the incrcas" ing difficulty experienced In get-! ting a job by men past 45. The r " common arguments for old .. pensions are that the expeciaiw, < of life has increased while expel; 1 ', tancy of prolonged employment ha-'| decreased, that mass productio/1 has brought about technologica 1 '! unemployment while illness and In' dustrial accidents increase old ag< destitution, that two or three par: I sons can be maintained in thei:'il own homes for the cost of support'- f lug one inmate of an almshous< and that whereas 38 foreign sjov- 1 ' ernmenfs have old age pension o' insurance systems we are the onl'",l industrial nation making no ade-"! quate provision of the sort. ^ L It is estimated that there are 2, I 000,000 persons, or one out of tjrrei'' I of those over 65, who are pttinllcsj. and totally dependent upon chaW Ity or relatives for support. "• •: PAGO'PAGO INVITES : PAGO PAOO, Samoan Island; (UP)—II you are tired of listenlh; to your neighbor's radio, of trar fie congestion and snow and work;' ing all day and all the ottie*"- things that make modern life soil] sometimes unpleasant—come to Faf- 30 Pago. Pago Pago—you pronouricr ' It Pango ''Pango—is a little village ' of 650 souls of the Samoan Island/' in the heart of the Pacific, a viU-' : ' age made up-of luxuriant tropi'ca 1 '' vegetation, cocoanut palms, beacr 1 and blue waters in the town's bean- 1 ' :IJul bay. One can Sivim all day it' 1 the bay for no sharks thrcater ; near''the shore, and the .swim '!' made 'doubly alluring by the little jroups of native [jirls who are con- :inually splashing about. The Sa- For County Court Cltrk AIRS, JOHN LONG (Re-ctuction), For County Awaor •i. s. DILLAIIUNTY: Ji.M FOWLER tRc-clccllon). Trr Justice of Ihc 1'c.irc Cliirkasawba Township JOHN WALTON. For City Attorney IVY W. CRAWFORD (Rc-clcc. lion). For City Clerk it L. MCKNIGHT. OEORGE CROSS. S. C. CRAIG (Re-election) MISS MARY HONEY. For Alderman, 1st Vt'aril J. LOUIS CHERRY. ''. G. THOMPSON (Pc(e the Plumber). I'or Alderman, 2:ul IV.irtl RAY WORTHINGTON. I'or Alderman, 3rd Ward ERNKST R. JACKSON. MAGISTRATE: Yon ought lo fce nshamcd of yourself.. (Ic'LTting your \vifc like tliis. DEI-'UNDANT: If yon know my wife, your worship, you weii'.rtn'i call me a deserter. I'm a reln-ce —Somerset County, England Gazette. moans, incidentally, arc the handsomest pcopjc of 'the Pacific. \ "What's the News" When Columbus and liis caravels returned from the •New World, the first question shouted from the shore was, "What's the nqws?" That's always the question of paramount importance. Years ago folks asked it of the post rider, the soldier returned from the wars, the. man who had been down to the settlements, or the neighbor back from the general store. Today, you find the answer in your newspaper. Through tlie newspapers the news of the world and of the community quickly becomes public knowledge. And remeniber this—it takes two kinds of news to make a modern paper complete. The first tells of happenings near and far—of fires, sports, elections, accidents, marriages, deaths, great men, great events. The second tells of things you eat, wear and use- things you buy, things, being sold to your friends and neighbors. This news is advertising. It's just as important to keep up to date on the advertising m this paper as it is to read about what's doing in the world of events. Advcrtsiny is an essential news service. It is distinctly to your advantage to be guided by it.