Journal Advance, March 12, 1931

Journal Advance

March 12, 1931

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Journal-Advance and Benton County Gazette, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1931, Gentry, Arkansas AND BENTON COUNTY GAZETTE Town Caucus JHeld Monday Entire Council Endorsed t Citizens Show Their Ap preciation of Work of Present Corps of OfficialsBy Renoin inating Entire Number At the caucus of citizens called for the purpose of nominating candidates for thevarious town officials at the auditorium Monday evening the citi zens present showed their appreciation of the efforts put forth arid the work done by the administration of thq past year by quickly renaming the entire board of councilmen and officials for renomlnation the meeting short and harmonfous one The meeting was called to order by Mayor Chas L Diven who stated its purpose Ray Carpenter was named as chairman with o w Feemster as sec retary The chairman called for nominations Gentry Benton County Arkansas Thursday March o Weekly Farm Letter By Earl Page Commissioner of Agri Soy beans are attracting more at tention among farmers hi Arkansa than usual this is a good sign For several years past the spy bean ha been a profitable crop In Missouri an the soy bean ha been a profitable crop throughout th south The only drawback Was that th soy beancropwas not a cash or mone crop in the south and ha been running so to speak afte money crops and has been neglectiri tltS crops that bring indirect return and bring improved soil conditions and build up farm assets The soy bear is a legume crop that attracts nitrogen from the air and stores it in the ground thus building up and enriching the soil It is a rich feed for cattle and tin beans are splendid for growing and fat tening hogs itis especially good a feed for dairy increasing the milk flow and producing better milk Thus the soy bean has been a crop of indirect profit instead of a cashcrop and hence the hesitancy of the south ern farmers to take hold of it with vig for mayor andjihas L andenthusiasm JElHs aridLOyd Blake Somehowthe cotton crop has of late were named On the voteDiven was hominateri receiving 13 votes Ellis and GJ Th Blake cno O W Feemster ciitumbeht was nominated for Nominations forcouncilmen were next in order and the members ofthe present board were placed in1 nomina tion and a motion was made and sec onded that the nominations cease thus completing the endorsement of the en tire administration Theticket named is For L Diven W Eeemster For Loyd Blake Roy Carpenter Ai Brogdon E G Sugg Art Steele In pointing out what the present ad ministration had done shown that at the present time the finances showed abalance of and that the necessary to be met by the administration prior to the election and induction of a succeed ing administration would amount to about a balance of more than which is lo be devoted to work on the streets this spring years got the southern farmers wedded to cash crops and they do not enthuse over any other kind The result of it is fchat the assets of the farms have dwin dled away with fewer cattle hogs CAB TURNS OVER ON NO 12 HIGHWAY SOUTH OF GENTRY sedan driven by Mrs Dack of Okmulgee skidded and turned over No 12 south oTnGHntryTa shofT distance the Johnson place Saturday morning In company with Mrs her husband and daughter Mrs Wm Ad dington of Muskogee Okla Mr and Mrs C A Woody living on the Johnson farm noticed the car turn turtle and Mr went to the scene Neither Mr Dack nor his wife were injured but Mrs Ad dlngton was injured in the back and qne hip She was carried home of the Woodys and Dr J L Clemmer was Called and treated her Trie car righted and it was found that aside from broken door glasses and a damaged top no serious damage done to the car With coverings re placing the broken glass the tourists went merrily on their way Saturday afternoon They had been on a trip to Eureka Springs and wereenroute home when the accident SOME FACTS AND FIGURES PN NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES The combined circulation of daily newspapers printed eSch day in the United States ismove than More than twenty magazines have a circulation exceeding copies per Issue Employment was givento people in publishing newspapers and periodicals during 1929 and they re ceived These figures are from the Government Census of Manu factures The amount paid for advertising newspapers practically in the tenyears from 1919 to 1929 The sum in daily nowspa and t t IiiUev year was in excess pf one billion dollars METHODIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY a quilt fair March 17 1931 Shtue an a quilt fair well be bavin At the cottagetiear the Kirk And the Irish biddies on this day brlngtljeir work will ehow you quilts a plenty gay and stitches fine s more than twenty your eyesto shine serve you tay and sygar sheep and goats and scarcely no young colts at all growing up on the farms The main interest lias for ten of fif teen years centered in the cash crops Credit in the spring and and cash in the fall to pay off has been the evergrowing program Naturally this kind of a farming policy led to a condition where the farmers were not prepared against any kind of disaster and they were illprepared to meet the effects of the drouth of 1930 for in some counties more than half of the farming popuplation had to be minis tered to by the Red Cross In the midst of all this there were certain farmers in all parts of the state who had pro duced food and feed and kept up their livestock and poultry flocks and these folks did not find it necessary in many instances to appeal to the Red Cross The lesson of 1930 severe as it was is calculated to bring back to a progiam of stable farming with few ev acres of cotton and more acres of feed an dfood crops and the beginning of the rebuilding of the herds of hogs cattle and other forms of livestock Into this program the soy beancrop fits well and should have its part The experience of the farmers in Missouri and Illinois will be encouraging to the Arkansas farmers who turn to soy beans The farmers of Missouri for the most part sold the extra soy beans iii cash revenue as well as for feed Those of Illinois have been selling their surplus soy beans to the Crushers at from to per bushel and tlius found the crop to be a good cashpro ducing crop and by many preferred to corn Jn many instances the Illinois farmers made yields of from twenty to forty bushels of beans per acre They sold the beans and fed the hay and made money Heretofore there has been no market for the soy beans pro duced inArkansas except forseed and only a limited local demand in that channel Now things are different It is given out that the Rose City Cotton Oil Little Rock will pre pare to crush soy beans next season if the product from as many as five thousand acres is available and the minimum price will be one dollar a bushel This will afford a cash market for all of the surplussoy beans pro duced whileleaving the hayon the farms for forage for livestock will en courage the growing of more livestock The soy beans cut for hay will have higher feeding value if they are not threshed Such hay is fine for milk and meat production may be pastured on the beans when mature and the vines or stubble be plowed un der to make a richer and more produc tive soil for future crops Let us begin to build up faim assets and try to get away from the spring credit and fall payment program of farmingthat the onecrop system of cotton raising has entailed Let Arkansas come back into her own again and prosperity reign once more Prphibitioii Seen As Leading Issue AntiSaloon League Is Girding Itself For Another Hot Battle During The Presidential Cam paign To Be Staged In 1932 St Petersburg March AntiSaloon League in annual conven tion here today girded itslef for anoth er battle on behalf of prohibition in the presidential campaign of 1932 after hearing F Scott McBride its general superintendent predict the dry law would be a leading issue then Denouncing the recently plan of John J Raskob national chair of the democratic party for state control of liquor McBrlde chargedlast night that the proposal was backed by the multimillionaires of the They come forward now and tell the southern states whatthey should do and offer states he repeal prohibition is merely to encourage those fellows who are ene mies of the love This is no line forusto haul downthe Stars and Stripes to black anarchy and lawless President Dr McBride toted said more Jn the ten minutes ollowing his of office and has itood by it more closely thaii any of he presidents who preceded It is now up to the lawabiding people of he United States to stand behind Pres dent Hoover and the constitution to block any for making the inhibition question one of state op An address on Gossip vasgiven by Mrs Henry W Peabody hatrmanof the Womans National lommittee ment STAR SPANGLED BANNER r IS MADE OFFICIAL ANTHEM sfc Washington D March Some claimed the high notes too high and some the low notes too low Others Simply said that for most American voices it was But anyway and Senate approved it The prcSl dent affixed Ms signature Now the Star Spangled Ban ncr is by act of congress Amcr icas official national anthem Marylandcrs in congress in recognition of the song having been written in Baltimore har bor while British shells fell upon Fort McHenry sought the legislation for years for Prohibition Enforce She charged that Incorpor ted was a national organization of which a great portion of the She chaig d this with character ssassination in the case of Bishop ames M Cannon of the Southern church Report Of Payetteville District Conference The Fayetteville District Conference f met in the Methodist church March 5 t 10 a withPresiding Elder Tolleson presiding Devotionals were idby the presiding officer after which le roll was called and twenty pastors answered After the conference it was ecided that most of the work be done irough committees At 11 oclock the following visitors ere introduced H L Wade P7Er of t Smithdistrict G G Davidson iperintendent of conference S S ork H M Lewis supermtendent of young peoples work Russell of Valley Springs schooland G Ghee Conference then adjourned for the noon hour to meetat 1 The afternoon session was opened in the usual way Several of the visitors made interesting talks in their line af ter which the pastors made reports of thevarious The reports were pleasing to the conference and the pas tors received high compliments from their At 8 p Rev Conner Morehead brought a great message which inspir ed the entire congregation HOUSES Housescost too much and good enough when they are finished and That is what Grosver nor Atterbury one of the most famous architects declares and many others agree with him There has been no im portant improvement in the building of homes in a thousand years houses are stillmade to order by expensive hand processes Working people ought to be able to buy homes for half what they now cost Homes not de teriorate in twenty years or fifty and which would keep out the weather without constant The way to getthem Atterbury points out is to build them in factories by machin ery He has done1 that with a group of houses on Long Island Instead of single bricks or boards put together on the whole walls floor slabs partitions were cast in rein forced concrete and fitted together by a couple of workmen with a derrick The result is houses which are more comfortable in hot weather or cold weather which will last hundreds of years and which cost about half what similarChouses built in the old way qost Eventually will be in general use and everybody will be able toown a durable home TAXES Comparatively few motorists resent Heaviest SriW Of Winter Visits This Section Saturday Arkansas Kansas and Missouri In Path Of Touch Of Wintry Saturday Snow Drifts to Depth of Several o Northwest Arkansas Southern Mis souri and Southeastern Kansas were in the direct path of the cold wave and show storm which visited several states of the union Saturday with tempera tures ranging from well below to freez ing down to near zero aijd a snowfall that was the heaviest of the winter reaching about four and a half inches on the level Infnost sections and ing along highway and lanes to a depth of several feet retarding traffic and in terfering with wire communications The storm had spent its force by early Sunday morning and a return bit warm er weather caused the snow to disap pear vapidly and onl the deeper drifts visible an iarly morningsiege of freezing The thermometer in this section fell M about 18 above zero and this cold pell was accompanied by a sharp bit ng wind Tuesday however was a air and warm day and Old Solsurely jot in his work on the snowdrifts Notes 1 o The Womans Christian Temperance Union will meet with Mrs Rand Fri da afternoon March 13 The meeting was postponed from March 6 as some members desired to attend the Distridl Conference held at the Methodisl church A good attendance is cd as important business is to be trans acted to roll call with Current Miss NinaSamuelson of Smith Cen ter Kansas and Mr George Diechen of Gaylord were united in marriage Thursday March 5 The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs G W Samuelson southwest of Gentry The groom is a of Mr and Mrs Albert Diechen of Gaylord Kan i j silver coin hearts and ease your DECEIVES SEVERE BURNSIN STARTING FIRE WITH OIL Ray Linton and a small son received severe burns about the hands and body Monday when theJEormer attempted to start a f ire with coal oil in the stove at their home A smallblaze had al icady startedand when the oil was turned from onto the same the blaze caught at the can and the oil therein exploded burning the man and boy and setting fire to the house Al though severely burned Mr Linton mediately rushed ajid secured a quan tity of water and extinguished the blaze in the house whicll dfd but little damage Dr L Peacock was called andthe bunta were dressed and at last account ttsetf for anofti The conference met at Friday withrF M Tolleson presiding After a brief discussion of the leftover of the first day the election of delegates to annualconference was taken up before this was completed the hour arrived for the Spiritual Life which was very ably conduct ed by Rev W M Sherman of Fayette ville Rev Tolleson made a brief com ment on the subject after which the sacrament of the Lords Supper was Conference then adjourned for the noon hour At 1 p conference met for the last session which consisted of finish ing the election of delegates to annual conference and hearing reports from the1 various committees iri G Bridenthal and T ing from Gentry and six others were named as This being the last year for F M Tolleson as presiding elder in this dis beautiful tribute of respect to botlrhe and Mrs Tolleson was read by the chairman of the com mittee and approved by the entire conference hpms The conference greatly appreciated good lunch served by the Womans Missionary Society assisted by the Young Womans Circle and also the very cordial hospitality the homes in Gentry Virginia arrived Wed nesday morning from Corydon jowa to make her home with her grandpajx it WEr and Mrs Chas Backer being taxed for highway upkeep in the form of a sales tax on gasoline But politicians always to find new ways of paying more salaries to their henchmen are trying in some states to divert the gasoline tax to other than highway purposes This ought to be resented and to be fought by everybody who believes that we have too many taxeaters in Amer ica Every dollar paid In taxes by car owners or drivers should be used for highway construction and maintenance FINGERPRINTS Sir Edward R Henry died the other day He was the chief of Scotland Yard who introduced into modern po lice practice the ancient Chinese meth od of identification by fingerprints For more than2000 years of EasternAsia used thumbprints in stead of signatures Any signature can be forged but no two persons have identical Today thereare literally millions of fingerprints on rec ord in the police headquarters of every Every known criminal is fin gerprinted and photographs of these fingerprints are exchanged between police departments Banks insurance companies armies and navies all sorts of business and enterprises In which the identity of an individual must be knowri with cer tainty now uses fingerprint records Since the fingerprints nqver change from birth until death the time will come when society will requireevery child to be fingerprinted at birth and the prints made a public record Un der such a system there can never be any question as to is who when children get mixed in a hospital ward or whether the person claiming to be the missing heir is the right one ENGINES Experimenters with the Diesel type of engine for airplanes are optimistic in spite of many setbacks Delselen gined planes have made long flights economically but the questions of man ufacturing cost and durability remain to be answered The Diesel engine is like any other engine which depends upon the expro sion oJt a mixture of gas and air inside a cylinder except that it uses heavy oil instead of gasoline land requires no elec tric ignition the ipressure inside the NOTICETO KEEP CHICKENS UP The date has passed for the chickens to beput up All residents in the town of Gentry who own chickens will take notice that any complaints against them for their chickens running at large will be prosecuted Chas L Diven Mayor To Celebrate Their 62nd Anniversary Saturday Next Saturday at their home in Gen try Mr and Mrs Edgar Brown will quietly celebrate the sixtysecond atoni versary of their marriage They were married by Rev Crobel a circuit rider at his home near Cape Girardeau March 14 1869 Edgar Washington Brown was born at Pocohantas Bond County Jllinols April 10 and enlisted in Co D 18th HL infantry when eighteen years cylinder being so heatedto the ignlt can at that the oil is poinj by rise preseaje of age and served until the close of the war when he was discharged at Little Rock Arkansas was before her marriage Laura Ann Fronk the oldest daughter of Wm and Sallle Fronk of Brodks ville Ky When a small child her par ents moved to southeastern Missouri After their marriage Mr and Mrs Brown went to the home ifhis parents in Illinois for a short time and then re turned to Missouri v When the Frisco railroad was built across Kansas Mr Brown helped in its construction taking his wife and chil dren west with him asthe work moved farther west Mr and Mrs Brown can tell many interesting stories of the early days in Kansas After the completion of the railroad to Wichita Kansas they start ed back home but on reaching Emporia locate there They lived at hat place until 1928 when they moved to their present home in Gentry with the exception of two years which they spent on a farm near Sulphur Springs Arkansas Mr and Mrs Brown have six chil dren twentysix grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren Their children are Lizzie widow of Wm B Riddle May wife of Stephen M Shuckof Emporia John W Brown of Gentry Edgar W Brown of Kansas City of Ivan M Demlar of Emporia Kansas and Charles Brown of Gentry A daughter Mrs Riddle and a Shirley Brown make their home with the aged couple and help care for Mr Brown who suffered a paralytic stroke in August 1929 and has been unable to walk since Answer Round Table Discussion The Wick ersham Committees March Current Events Tak The most significant and authorita tive statement on the value and suc cess of Prohibition Which has been made in years was the recent report anxiously awaited for 18 months of President Hoovers Commission on Law Observance and Law Enforcement The Commission hns reported and it said Commission is opposed to repeal of the18tii Amendment Commission is opposed to the restoration In of the legalized saloon Commission is opposed to the Federal or etatc Government as sxich going into the liquor business Commission is opposed to the proposal to modify the National ProhibitionAct soas to permit manu facture and sale oflight wines arid bebr In addition to these the Commission recommends that pnforccineut appro priations and personnel should be in creased greatly to really give prohibi tion its chance The only consolation in any way they gave to the critics ojH foes of prohibition was by saying that at some future time if the continued effort at enforcement should riot prove they recommended some re vision of tjic amendment President Hoovers statement on the report Is ofthe greatest Importance and value to iis His words are clear when he says The a large majority does not foyor the re peal of the 18th Amendment as a meth od of cure for the inherent abuses of the liquor I am with this view I am in unity with the spirit of the report in seeking constructive steps to advance the national ideal of eradication of the social and economic and political evils of thlstraffic to pre serve the gains which have been made and to eliminate the abuses whlph ex at the same timofacing with an open mind the difficulties which have arisen under this experiment see serious objections therefore musb riot be under stood as recommending the Commis sions proposed revision of the 18th Amendment which is suggested by them for possible consideration at some future time if thcTcontinuedeffortat not prove success ful My own duty arid that of all ex ecutiveOfficials is clear to enforce the law means our disposal without equivocation or All loyal drys were anxiously await ing the conclusions and unspeakably happy and relieved when the report signed by 11 out of the 12 members vindicated the yery issues Prohibition ists have stood for and which the Wets have been trying to take from us and Interesting News f Notes From fife Nations Capital Tattered Overalls May Be The Symbol Used By Democrats In Next Campaign To Show Results Washington D Match cial to The ing up a pair of ra overalls which show the results of Republican ttios1 ity our children Let us every onehelp spreadthe good news of this report and make the most of this great vindi cation the Commission given our cause The enemies of prohibition will make much of the personal statements of individual members of the Commis sion but the report signed by 11 mem bers is favorable to us in every way and we should not be disturbed by this effort of the to muddy the waters had been sent to him Senator Cara way climaxed his fight which veteran newspaper men 6ay has had few equals in the history of the Senate by securing the passage of his lolnt resolution making available live million dollars of the sixtyfive million drouth relief fund already appropriat ted to be loaned to farmers who have no security It was designed to take care of the men of character but have been so unfortunate as tohave been deprived of tlielr resources The Housercontrolled jas itris bythe ministration refused to pass the reso lution and sothis relief to aid serving class is This tattered overalls bids fair to figure prominently In the next election as it has been suggested that the Democrats use them as perity Muscle Shoals i was vetoed by the President and the Senate failed to pass It a vote of 49 to34 the rules that a twothirds votebe override a presidential veto although as in this cas6 there was a substantial majority in favor of this bilh In Ington it is concededthat to pass this bill Hoover was a nationaj f Muscle Shoals lias become a i v the President says and that symbol is the Power Trust socalled fort toprevent thelegislationwhich might reveal what the actual cost generating hydroelectric and I the actual cost of producing Tho veto and the failure to passjfc over v the veto will cause a number to suspect that the Power and Izer Trusts are a real political Unfortunately at the meeting National Democratic Washington the past week chair man Mr Raskob who is miliar with politics and who ly is not very much Democratic ideals injected Into meeting issues which promote dissen sions While his views were played prominently in the papers arid Incidentallygiving idea of some of the highpowered aganda used by thewet interests yet the real grounds of regret lie to his ut ter failure to understand the position of the Democratic party on economic questions Senator Robinson pointed this out in a spirited and much approy ed speech However it is to be that this controversy having arisen so far In advance of the convention will be satisfactorily adjusted and that the ANOTIIEB OLD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY TUESDAY J the 80th year pf her life died suddenly Tuesday morning at her home in the north part of Gentry Funeral services will be held at the Seventh Day Baptist church at Saturday morning March 14 Mrs Maxson came to Sentry with her husband and family from South ikota in 1899 and has been a contin uous resident sinde VV measures of Importance have bem Shewas the last remaining member Dassed of the CTeat 8UDDlv of the W R Womans Auxiliary of Harker post of the G A R ed in a later party will close its ranks for one of the jreatest battles of its history before the people of the nation The need of economic rehabilitation and thecheck ing of the trend to monopolies and combinations to drive out of business he individual business man and to further destroy agriculture the constantly increasing number of the unemployed render JU imperative thajt the solution of these questions have first claim upon the American and will be given consideration to exclusion of the smaller controversial issues no matter how much some groups seek to inject them The Seventyfirst Congress ended March 4th with the tumult and conr tention of its two years of existence prevailing to the end In the music speeches and song featured the closing hours while in the Senate the time was used by afilibuster indulged in by Senator Thomas of Oklahoma because wasnt passed all of the great supply the comingfiscal year havfcf gotten h Tha SmootHawley Tariff units though probably not as economi cal In large units as the steam turbine In aviation it is expected that the same weight of fuel wJU produce three times the mileage as gasoline at a lower price per gajlon Sooner or later the Diesel engine will come into its own in the air and flying will the fire LONGHORNSHANG DEFEAT ON GBAVETTE QUINTET 3229 tlie auditoriuin court Saturday liight the Gentry Longhorns put the Indian sign on the quintet representing Gravette in the basketball world to the tune of 3229 The game was fast and fouls were numerous about six players being forced from the game on person als The final outcome was in doubt to the very last seconds of play be cheaperas as safer from chine It reduces the invisible Eire of a wing to a gentle fanning imotlon so sloy that the eye cari hardly SPEED Baron Shiba a Japanese invent ed a of makjng at the pictures secood ollow it I By nigans of this jtavegition f each day sattnviaiiflnal T Federal Farm Board value of adjusted service certificates Muscle Shoals vetoed additional pen sions drouth relief federal construc tion work to aid employment and a large number of other bills passed some good arid others best nob mentioned It is a great country and wjth its di verse interests it was a good session after alj I QUARTEULY EXAMINATION TEACWBSB8 Notice is hereby given that ExamlnatiOR f w onMarch courthouse i engineers for the first tbne to set upby in Airplanes and disjBovfi W 1 ;