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February 15, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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'PAGE BIGHT THE BLYTHEVILi¥ COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. \V. HAINES. publisher . ']. GRAHAM SUDBTJRY, Editor F. NORBIS, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Sole National Advertising Representatives; "Arkansas-Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, •-Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office a( BlythevHle, Arkansas, tinder net of Congress, ' October 9, J917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevllle, 15c P« week, or -66c per' month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, 51.50 for six'months, 75c for three months; by moll In postal zones two to six Inclusive', $8,60 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. tr f Security Through Annual Wages Beyond 'receiving an adequate pay check, the most comfortable thing to the average worker is a reasonable assurance that he'will continue to receive the same check next week and the week after. This is the kind of security he \vants more than unemployment compensation and old-age guarantees. He \vfints to feel'that he will be employed long enough each year to insure his family against sudden stoppage of income or pay insufficient (o cover !iis normal needs. Those 'who suffer most seriously from spasmodic pay checks are workers in the 1 building trades, Whose hourly rates of pay look good, but whose annual pay never seems to add up lo •what they expect. -Their employment is strictly seasonal, and many of them are lucky if they can clear ?1000 a year, although they may be working for $1.30 an hour. Fully aware of this problem, whicli long has threatened the financial security of their members, (he building trades are grappling with a plan to assure workers of a specified annual wage. 'According to News Analyst Willis Thornton, nearly a million workers will 'be asked lo decide on this issue during the next year. Thornton selected a, typical trade lo ilhislrate how the plan mighl^ work. The 1 average painter in Glev'elahcl how gets ?1.SO an hour, works an average of 25 weeks a year, collecting about §1000 a'year. Under the proposed plan, the painter would be guaranteed 42 weeks of steady work at nn annual rate of $1680. His hourly rate would fall from 51.80 to about §1—but he will have earned nearly §700 more at the end of the year. Those building tradesmen now earning more than' the proposed standard wage naturally object to the plan. Kor Ihose few, it would mean an annual decrease in wages. That would be the price of providing higher pay and a better form of security for the industry in general. Unionists are not (iiiitc sure generally how they feel about the plan.' Some are resisting it because of the decrease/in Hie hourly rate. But many practical union men, fnclnding many . building trades union leaders, arc actively supporting the proposal. The plan for establishing' amiual wages is not new. It Ims long been advocated by certain groups as a means of setting up some semblance of security ^resident Roosevelt suggested it for ^the-auto industry, but the unions balk- OUT6URWAY ed. Several individual employers have already 'set up systems whereby a fixed 52-week .pay rate is determined each year in < advance on the Jjasis of company earnings during the preceding year. Tile Fair Labor Standards Act opened the gate for annual wage plans by set- ling up specific provisions for employers wishing (o establish employe relations upon this basis. Initiation of such a plan, especially in industries affected by seasonal layoffs and fluctuations, would be of inestimable benefit to workers and could conceivably be worked out on a .sound economic basis for the employer. There would most certainly be objections lo the plan if it were widely circulated, and these would have to lie met. But it is .something to think about in an ;tge when security of every kind has become the most important consideration in t li e lives of American workers. Protecting Readers The press, said Father Charles K. Coughlin, in his most recent broadcast, is not the proper vehicle to carry his reply to critics, who have, in increasing numbers, been asking questions of tlic radio crusader lately. What Father Coughlin meant, no doubt, is that the press will not fall for reams of" propaganda. In that, he is correct. The columns of American newspapers arc, at all times, open to earnest controversies of interest to their readers. When such controversies arc used, however, solely lo dramatize or glamorize an individual or an idea out of proportion to its significance, the press is not willing to co-operate. The past several years have been trying ones for the press in general. Propaganda is sometimes dressed in alluring robes, and it is not easy to distinguish it from true 'news. During the strain of modern events, American newspapers generally have performed a creditable piece of work. 'Okies 1 In New York California isn't the oiily commonwealth concerned 'with the problem of migrant. "Okies;" New York City lias them, but they're called something'else there—"relief floaters." In the .past two years, 2015 such persons have been sent home by the city.' Like the Okies, the floaters have left their homes because there was nothing left for them to do. They ' waiVdercd about in the hope that somewhere they would find .jobs. Eventually, they gravitated to New York, where there was nothing loft for them except relief. New York has little choke in the matter. It can't support jobless people from every .stale in the Union. And so I he-'floaters arc being shipped home fo get relief in their own communities. What makes the plight of these migrants more tragic i.s the fact that they had Hie courage to leave their houics and go out to look for work. They can hardly bo blamed if they return to iheir communities in complete despair. They are not likely to be met by any brass bands. SIDE GLANCES HUlJSDAV, : FEBRUAH 'by Galbraith "Aw, jleas.e, Berkley! .Tusl one more Scotch and soda- I'll raise your salary!" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD •Byw.-iiiam Ferguson 7/ie. WORD TRUNK COMES FROA\ THE LATIN 7&L//VCU?, THE TRUNK OP A T&£&, SINCE THE' FIRST TRUNK HOLLO Wf5D • OUT OR LO&S. WHAT COUNTRY FIRST USED THE HAND SET TVPE OP TELEPHONE THE LARGEST SINSLE CAUSE OF . IN NEWVORKCITV is NEXT: *s window glass 3 modern idea? Down Memory Lane II) Ypar.s A£O Mrs. K. D. Giuen was a Mr-m- plns visitor yesterday . . . Mr ;i nti Mrs. Bewey Fcrd arc leaving tomorrow for Pass Christian. Miss /or n visit, before Mr. Font tic-ins Ins baseball practice. n c tilnv; with Ihe Vicksburg, MIS.S., icain I ... Two rough and reatlv customers "hired" his taxi, abducted him. took ixisscssion of thn auto KNOW! \ I DIDN 1 SEE WHICH HOLE HE COME / THROUGH ' By J, K. WillUuus OUR HOARDING HOUSE wnil Ma and forced him to walk back, Arlic Gib.scu. driver for Hnrgett. Tnxis. told police last, night. I'ive Years Ago Sam Manntt and E. E. Alexander arc leaving today for Washington, , O. C.. to attend lo business" for several days . . . Mrs. R. L. Slier- rlek, of Rome, N. y.. j,j Die guest of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. E Wilson. One Year Ago San Francisco-George H. Davis, president of Uic Unilcd Slates Chamber cf Commerce, told (lie American Livestock association convention today ibat every Am- au,- ™'^\^Tn^ m^^^^^m f TIP *AE OFF YOU LIKE TO DRWE . TO TOWNJ AM 1 FRISK AROUND '— r BEEN SQUATTIM' HERE SO LO,\!6 SOMEBODY'S COIN' TO -SHOO ME OFF THE SJEST-AS!' LOOK TOR AM E6'£/K»~HOVJ'S FOR LOOSENIW' UP WITH •SOME CARDS OR TH 8OUNCIN' AN HOUR OF DfME LIMIT JAKE THAT IS, IP THE CARDS HAVEN'T GOT GECJUIME MAMO- CAR.N/EO BACKS/*—-I'LL SHOOT DICE/TOO-—you WOULDM'T TRY ANV STEAM-HEATED CUBES DM ME, WOULD YOU, ~^ ^ - FRIEND? SERIAL STORY THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER BY HELEN WORDEN COPYRIGHT/1940, . Mlkf S o<.» l.nck In N"< .'lolly, lit liune* (o #„$ KIIMIC way in »«» linn 1 * itrlcf. He lilrela To»im>- Ji>i,,, ,1,1,1 (>, { ,- mirnt hi im Ilnl J|,,| ttirawH Vanmy out ,vlui, tin- ll-lli-kl-r iK'chinn Mill-It «limiM inrirry fcl,,,. .j-| ie |, urB4 , ,.!i,,(,,i,, luriiH in, ,>uiir. Umifinia lcll» J,l,u 1m; uffulr In ,iol llni«litj jit. CHAPTER XX J£ATIE DONOVAN rang lhc • front doorbell furiously. Where was Ling? Where was everybody? Here she had arrived ahead of time lo surprise the family und none of them were here. She fished in her purse for a key, but couldn't find it. W/iile she was slill rummaging, Ling opened the door. "I've been ringing 10 minutes," she exclaimed. "You and Henry," noridiny lo Hie chauffeur, "bring in my bags." As a matter o! fact she had been al the door less than three minutes when Ling opened it, but he made allowances. He had learned (o take Mrs. Donovan philosonhl- calij-. "Your telegram came, Messah Donovan out," he explained. "His office hear Irom the Captain. They have Henry meet you." "Where's my son?" Mrs. Donovan demanded, taking off her gloves and casling a critical eye around the entrance ball as it suspecting thai halt the furniture might have been spirited away during her absence. "Messah Dan, he upstairs," answered Ling laconically. "He resf.- ing." Ling didn't add that' Dan • had been out all night and that when lie did return at halt-past four he still had on his. dinner clothes. Nor did ho mention Dan's picture, in the evening newspaper, oh the table beneath Mrs. Donovan's purse. "Poor boy." Mis. Donovan's voice was tender. "He wears himself out." She picked up her purse and the paper and, starting toward the elevator,'glanced absent-mindedly at the headlines. "Carry my things up to my room," she began, slill looking at the headlines, "and tell Susetle to unpack—" She stopped. "Good heavens, what's this! Dan ,Donovan keeps lovelorn vigil for beautiful model! Oh-h—" She Hopped down on a chair. "Call Dan! Call Suselte. I'm going to faint." Ling scampered off, returning a moment later with a glass of whisky and a wet towel. "Let me see the paper again," murmured Mrs. Donovan, weakly. "Better drink first," cautioned Ling. In his excitement, he had poured Katie Donovan a whole v - -. ~... »u nv*. n^uur JJUL sim gulped half the glass of whisky down, as she read in detail (he slory about Dan, and the rest of the drink when she flung the paper to the floor. "That's bad, (hat's had," she kept repeating indistinctly, as the hquor began fo take effect. "Dan keeps vigil. What vigil?" * t « Y the lime Dan anil the maid got there, Katie was drunk. Mother!" Dan took one look at her. "You're as tight as a tick. He turned angrily to Ling, 'what in thunder happened?" "She read piece 'bout you in paper. I have hei- drink. She took it—two swallows," Ling sing- songed, Mrs. Donovan shook her finger at Dan. "Don' keep vigil, my boy, don' keep vigil." She swayed uncertainly on sihg thai. 1 ' ^ iw ,? ( whisky. Ordlnarily.l "When did iilie-gel back?" lie cocktafnri. ° m ? re tlia », onc Allowed as he and Dan and w-?v iL \ ."iy eul \ becau se it al- Susetle struggled info the elevator w.iys went to her head. But she with Katie. the chair. "Les' Dan held his aching head in his hands. What were the Donovans coming to? No matter which way he looked at it, the fault was hi.s. Suselle pressed a cold cloth against Katie's forehead. "Get a cup o£ black coffee," she hissed to Ling, "strong." "And a quart of tomato juice," added Dan. He glanced at his own reflection in a mirror, a disheveled figure in his blue silk- robe, hair rumpled, dabs of court plaster spotting his face. "Well, we can't let hev slay here." He eyed his'mother. She was sin»- intr, if you could call it that. "Watch he cried. "She's going out." He caught her as she swayed, then sagged, a lump of lead in his arms. 'You take her feet," . Susette. "I'll manage her hcadjnpHE . her I 1 "I don't know," said Dan. "Ling came-lip like, a crazy man babbling that Mother was having hysterics in the hall. I dashed down and so did Susette. We lound her drunk." * + * QNCE they'd got her on Ihe bed, Mike said, "Now we'll • leave her to you, Suselte. Undress her as quietly ns possible. The'best fhing in (he world, for her is \ sleep." He started toward the / door, Dan with him. "What was that," lie inquired curiously, "about this being all your fault?" The two turned down the hull to the study, "I guess it was my fault, Dad." Dan flopped into a chair. "Mother saw a picture of ine in that newspaper you've got in your pocket now. That must have 'staled her." Mike still had his overcoat on. He reached for the pppei-'and slid the coat off. ,(:'-' "H'ra," he said. "So you've been keepin' waterfront, vigils I see, and in your Tuxedo too. I don't wonder yej- mother -filliped, a glass o' whisky." He lit a cigar nnd paced 'the floor. "I can't have a boy of mine makin.' a ninny out of himself," he said gruffly. "Your mother evidently doesn't think much of it either." lie looked at him sharply. "What you gain' to do, break her heart? She lins her mind 'set on your mai-ryin' another girl." .•> "Gee, Dad, I don't blame yon ' for anything you <io or say. I've got you into such a mess." , and shoulders. If we can get: to the elevator—" They were almost in front of the elevator when Mike walked in. "What in the. name of the ;ainls?" he exclaimed at sight of his wife, supported by Dan and Susetle. Kalie opened her eyes. "Hello, Whoopee!" incredulously. "Why, Katie Donovan," he'said phone rang. Mike could never let a phone ring if he Mike, me darlinf. Mike stared reproachfully, as a lord.'' "You're as drunk "And it's all my fault, Dad." Dan's tone was hopeless. Mike ran across to help Dan. On Hie way he picked up the evening paper from the door, absent-mindedly shifting it in, his pocket. "We'll get .her. to bed," he lold Dan sharply, hear the story." 'then I'll was within reach of if. He always beat the servants (o it, no matter hoiv they struggled, at Mrs. Donovan's insistent directions, to get there first. "Hello," he Mrs. Martin!" boomed. "Well. He lowered his voice, "and how are you this fine day? What's (hat, will Mrs. Donovan be back in lime for the party tomorrow night?" He looked helplessly' at Dan. "Yis, yis, Mrs. Martin," he slut- , tared. "Sure she will. What's | that, Dan. is to bring .Lynda to •' the Plaza first for dinner? The ; boy'll be there!" : He put the receiver down care- I fully. "Now will the sainlj tell me what have I done?" Dan got up. There was despair in his voice. "Don't Worry, Dad. -»' ""- OC.UIJT. in ins voice. Don t worry, Dad. But he didn't follow his own I'll not disgrace you ,-iny more" ' v '«- I • <T» Be Continued) advice cricau citizen "realizes that there is no short cut to! prosperity ami is now ready for sound doctrine. Washington 'today contrcls all or most or our working capital. It fixes wages, hours ami prices and is in 250 different incs of business 'with government competition increasing daily. It las been a constant march which 1,15 taken us a long way down the road lo a scbolaslic stale." Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge ' of correct social lisage by answering the fcl- lowing ciueslious, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it all rigiii for (he groom lo take the bride with him' when he buys the wedding ring? 2. If the groom is to nave a wedding ring also, docs Ihe bride pay for H? 3. HOJV i.s :i wedding ring usually marked? •i. Is 'it necessary for the gicom to give presents to his bcsl man and ushers? 5. Who buys [be ties, gloves nnrt 'jolllonniercs for the best, man and ushers? What would you do if— Yon are a young man. and your bride-to-be bus a car. Yon hnvc, none, and she suggests thai hers be used, fr.r your wedding trip. Would you— (a) Feel tljai it, w-oul(i not bn appropriate lo go away in her car? tb) Use it. if you uolh want lo take a trip by car? Answers 1. Yes. a. Yes. 3.-T. E. L. and H. R. H., Kcb, 10, 1940. •(. Yes. .5. Tlie groom. Best. "Wlint Would You Ho" £ol- ition—(b>. <» THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M.-MEC.'U.'S. PAT. Off Uses of Sulfonaniide Drugs Constitute Significant Modem Medical Discovery _ ; l?y l>ll.'MORRIS F1SIUJKIN i has'already been rep'orlcd. " Journal of Ihe American I ronay doctors everywhere arc Association, anil 01 grateful to the discoverers who have worked on this series of c (1 i i: a 1 H.vgeiu, lhc Health Mngazinc Most sciisntioiinl of all [lie Magic Bullets provided in recent years lias been the group of drugs known as sulfaitilamidc and imlfapyricilne ami, quite recently, suHalhiazol. Jti 1035. an investigator in Germany. nnincd DonMsfr. «'ho recently received Ihr Nobel Prize for hi.s work. \v;is working on dye substances known as the azo dyes. He discovered (hat a. chemical group known as the Milfomimidc group had a special ability to attack streptococcus OJ'Saiiisnj.s. 3115 drugs and ivho hai-c placed in the hands of the doctor another magical weapon in the attack on dis- Patrolman's T Good Deed Exposes Two 'Robbers! 'CAMDEN, N. ,;. (UP)— A pair of thieves ivcre apprehended by .Slate Highway Police because or-'n loose license plate 'bolt. A highway patrolman offered lo air' the loose holt, but when ho announcements were lollowcd immediately by investigations all | '^ 1M over Ilic world. Doctors tested rc; ) c hed in the vehicle for a screw- trie effects of these drugs on the (irivc1 ' '"' observed ••« gleaming, nickel-plnled revolver. ;;trci>lococcii.s, mid. still later, on wide variety of other germs. Apparently when drugs conlnin- ing the sulfonauiiilc group are administered to human beings, they arc broken down in the body into .1 preparation a lonj ehrmieal Diary of Gov. James Goes Back 36 Years KARRISBUKG, Pa. (UP> — The cliniy uliioii Gtiv. Arthur II. James ol I'onmvlvmiia has twit krrp.'ng name svliich )) :ls been renaiiKXI .siil- ronilnmldc. When this dr»s is , l[ >fccn into Uic body, it appaicully I is picked ii|> by Uic blood; and. ; ( if it Is in the blood in a sufficient concentration, it becomes impossible for many germs to grow in the blood. l-'vom the blood the rtnu is taken «l> by Ihe spinal blood aiid by the urine M> lhat, [|, PSC [iiiids also become unlikely places for geinw to fro-*- and multiply. 'lo:iay it 15 liuou'ii that Aiilfan- iliimicii? i s valuable In conlroliin; stveploroc.-c.u5 infcclions in conditions llhc .streptococcus sure tliront, in mtc:tio:i3 such a>i jmcrperal fever m woin.'n. iir.d cvystiiclns. Certain condition.'!. ,snc|i 3S iircptococcus tncnlngiiis. luiciimococciis nicnin- B'tf. and Inducnz.)! meningitis, wliicli used to he coi:sidcied liivnri- a-»y faial. lu,vn also fcccn foiiiKi Ilcnity In Millions of "I'ouiuls SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—A swccl slory is told in lhc state's statistics for honey production in 1030, TliR tolal production for the year i>f Hie 3,000 bee colonies in Urn slate was 10,255.000 pounds. !j Read Courier News'want, ads | Announcements \ or the pnsl :i)5 veins woiiltl be Use ess lo ;i liiosvnpher. acrordin-; he Boverror's own aweilion. ... M-II< He ,«ai(l ihc account, written In i lions. Fitriiiy." titcTc" in'e" n capable ol centre! in many in- •.mall l;«iks. consists almost cn- iiely of ritort entries telling: «lierc ic spent tile day and Items ot in- '.crcst lo himself alone. .lohfuin Schnildi.. a ccvnwn. was hoi in tin- heart during lhc World Wai. aiifi s,ti|| |j vcs w m, the billet Imbedded in his heart, carrying on his dally work normally. au-i-s b; die use of ((tug:,. The t!ru 3 al,so .serin;, to liave'a spcelal , - epoits . which nidicalc thai trachoma fcctio'.is vmd ul;i]l! t( , v( , r nlso rej|)oiKl to snlfaniiamicie lo Ihe new derivative known as- ;1 ^ ntiX'.uly Ijerome ajipairnl effec cciH on < lie pneumonia tjcrm. and caic of Bs i,| iu Uealhs rroi as 2i iKt pncunioiil-.i The Courier News has been formally authorized to announce the following caiicildadles 'Mr ofTicc subject to the action of the-Democratic primary in August Mississippi County Judjc ROLAND GEEEN Slicrift and Collector HALE JACKSON Count}- Treasurer R. L. (BILIiY) QAINES JACK i'TOLEY ROBINSOef (For Second Term) County and Vrobale Clerk T. W. POTTER <For Second Tcrmi The Courier New.s ba.s been nu- thorizeci to nnnoiiiice the following candidacies for election al Uw Municipal Election, to be h.cld April 2. Municipal Judge DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk , FRANK WHtTWORTIf «. CHABfoES SHORT ' \ JOHW FOSTER Cily:'Attorney ROY NELSON PERCY A. WRIGHT •

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