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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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PAGE FOUR .THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBOBY, Editor SAMUEL P. MORRIS, Advertising Manager K (AHK.)-.COUltlEn NEWS Sole National Advciitslng Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Knnsas oily, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second clnss matter nl the post- olflcc at niytlicvllle, Arkansas, under act of Coo- gress, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in Uie City of Blytlicvlllc, 15c per week, or 65c per niontli. By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for sis months, T5c for three months; by mall in pos(a) zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.09 per yenr, payable In Advance. There's Money for Rent, Again People tt'lio jfo around looking for mortgage money usually have a rcu- sonably fair idea jusl how good limes are. 1C the money's easy to get, lliey know things aren't so bad; if capital can't bo readily pried loose, conditions aren't so good. So the recent report of the National Association of Re<i! Kshile Hoards, to the effect that capital is again looking for takers, oilers a hopeful footnote on the signs of the times. In 81 per cent of 261 representative cities, tlie report said, capital was readily available Tor mortgage loans. In 11 per cent of llic cities, the supply was keeping up with the demand, and in only 8 per cent was there a shortage of money. In fact, the situation has never appeared more favorable during tlic 17 years in which surveys have heen made, the association said. Of further cheer jo Hie-prospective home owner should Ijo Hie fact that mortgage interest rates have dropped off generally from G per cent to 5 per cent. In some places, money can be hail for 'U/j per cent. The decline of 1 per cent in the standard rate.may seem like a dribble, but calculated over a long term it is nothing to sneer at. On a ?)2,UOO home, financed on a 20-year pliin, the difference between G and a per cent would amount to §2-100 after 20 years. In only 3 per cunt of the cities surveyed is there a current tendency for the interest rate lo rise. "In •!! per cent of the communities, on (he other hand, the tendency is toward even further reductions, and hi 38 per cent, it is steady. The fact that mortgage money is 'plentiful, despite the fact that interest rates have dropped, would be encouraging during any era. That it should come at a time when war has struck the world is regarded by real eslalc men has an extremely favorable sign. It is an indication that war influence" has not yet gripped the nation and that mortgage money is showing no tendency to become scarce, as might be expected in a period of unstable economic and political conditions. Connected with the government programs for expanding Hm | improving housing and with the cm-rent campaign lo trim building costs, Uic reduced mortgage rates and the abundant supply of capital offer genuine incentive to the man who is thinking of building. Most home builders are dependent on the use of someone else's money to gel (heir project under w iiy . If duel) money can bo easily obtained, the confidence of capital in the building program is pretty well established. Nothing more wholesome could happen to the American people in the spring and summer to come than a substantial increase ii! building activity. Low Can't Be Helped This is the brief tale of how the state of Illinois got mixed up in a love affair. A young man worked in the' hardware department of a Chicago chain store. He was tin energetic worker, paid attention to his business, showed unusual /.esl and energy—until I In; store hired a glamorous blond to take over the silks and ribbons counter nearby. Well, it was love. And anybody knows that a young man in love is no good for anything else. This particular young man was particularly no good for (he hardware business, so he was lired. The stale was dragged into the case when the man lilcd a claim for unemployment compensation. The store con- fended he was discharged for misconduct and was entitled to no checks. The compensation division, however, held that love is "involuntary"—and the young man gal his compensation. Whether he got the blond was none of the state's business. While everyone else is worrying about war and elections and national budgets, it is comforting to know that at least one governmental division can sit down calmly and think about love. Jilj >un Relies on U. S. Kxporls of scrap iron to Japan during 19IW exceeded 2,000,000 tons—the highest in history— Uie American Committee for Non-Participation in Japanese Aggression reported after a recent analysis of figures released by the U. S. Department of Commerce. The committee said it.s studies indicated (hat the United States furnished 90 per cent of Japan's scrap iron last year, and that Japan had come to rely on this country almost completely, to furnish thi.s basic war commodity. "'' If these figures arc accurate, this condition demands further study. The Japanese aggression is as ruthless as thai of Russia against Finland. If we are going to help flic Finns in their defense, we arc scarcely consistent when we throw up a barrier against the Chinese. • SO THEY SAY OUT OUR WAY Loyally lo democracy demands respect for iia fnnilnmenlnl ideals. To tench disrespect for the Iimdnmeiitnl principles of democracy in Hie name of religion, social justice. Americanism or whatever name Is hypocritical awl an abuse of (lie freedom which democracy offers.—lien ry Monshy. president, irnnl H'rllli." * * * I am much impressed by the need for providing a broader education (or all our professional men. whether they receive liiclr higher degree from the faculty ol arts and sciences or from one of oui' professional u-liools.—President James liryant. Coiiant of Harvard University. * * * It now appears certain that (he present strains and clangers (of wnr) may continue for an indefinite pcrkKl.-Sccrelary of State Cordcll Hull. ^ //fe ^-W'^se&^Fi THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER BY HELEN WOROEN ])nn rt» '" I>B ''""'a ""Mil,. ""»•«••»>• «' 'OX'" rc- ,tt .Mtirlf. lie bum,,* '" "" lilorm - '" 1" CHAPTER XXIII WILLIAM MARTIN had asked Katie Donovan to meet lier at the Colony at 1. "There are so many things ] t to talk over with you my t," she told Katie. "We won't chance tonight, lad you're back." I'm tcr- Mrs. Donovan was nattered by ie intimate note in the phone call he felt as if she had already been admitted to (he Martin family «rele. She knew from past snuba that il wasn't easy lo crash. With great care she dressed for luncheon. Susctte had helped her into three different costumes before she settled on her black crepi and black Persian Jamb coat. Instinctively, she knew lliey foned her down. Instead of her diamond bracelets she wore pearls. If Mike had seen her he would probably have asked where tlic funeral was especially when she fitted on [hat queer peaked black hat with the long veil. But then, she- knew it was smart, hadn't she paid $50 for Icll llic school board 1 wanl lo know wlielher I'm supposed to be a bus driver or a nose blower, shoe laccr and ____ 'general bulloner-npper." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson it at Varnel's? You couldn't make ;i mistake ELEPHANT WOULD BE EASIER. TO PIN POirv/T OF= DUE TO THE EASE WITH WHICH THE L-ATTER'S PRESENCE CTANJ BE DETEC1TE G>. COfH. 1WO By WEA SERVICE, INC. T.M.BEC. U. 5. PAT. OFF. ILLINOIS, . - -. S SO fxUXAAED BECAUSE OF THE SUPPOSED RESEMBLANCE OF ITS SITE TO THAT OF — ~ •—'*—• >— / v >v^i -ij {_ "r^- ^- j i AFTER SPAWNING. T I •) in ^-^-^-^-—^^-^^^^^^^—i *•"' ' ANSWER: Pacific salmon no. NEXT: Mint is a "hot shot" Down Memory Lane 10 Vf;irs Ago liiimors here Hint a fragment of the meteorite seen ami heard in five states early Monday morning loll near Manila proved without foundation todny. However several of llic meteorite fragments are rc- ptirtert to have fallen near pinch u miles southwest o[ Para^ould,' Ray 1'nrkmson and George li.vde. claim to have found a meteorite weighing noiir.y ICO pounds on rtuklnson's furm. It was black and contained o Rreiit. percentage of iron.. I-'ivc Years Ago I-'iiy Mott, H. well known former resident, of Rlytheville. and once an officer of Uie old Peoples Bank here, died (his morning in the Veterans Hospital at Memphis. One Year Ago Florida City—Police and scent .service man today fount! a man making his way through Ihe mirier- brush near llic car in which Pre.d- ilcnl Roosevelt vvus having breakfast wltli fricnls. They gave chii.se bu; the man escaped through the dense, undergrowth ni^g u, c ,-ailroa<l right of way. Mr. Roosevelt was noi aware o[ the incident. BAH! YOUR BARGAIN) HORSE PROM TH' WEST! WHY, EVERY TIME HE SAW A Cow '^^ OP US TOGETHER COULDN'T HOLD HIM ! IMAGINE CHAS1MG FARMERS' COWS IN A. BU&6Y ' DON'T EVER EXPECT ME TO DRIVE ANOTHER HORSE WITH BRANDS ON HIM' ' OH, IT WAS AWFUL / WKY, HE TRIED TO JUMP A FENCE By J. K. Williams OUR BOAKDINGI-IQUSE with Major Hooplc •II * "i"n<- il IIIISltlhK with Varnel's clothes, lie dressed everybody in society. A Varnet custom-made was like a court uniform. II got you by in the right places. A chattering lot of fashionably dressed wirnen were already jamming the lounge when Mrs. Donovan walked in a few minutes before 1, Mrs. Martin had not yet arrived. But Katie didn't mind wailing fene liked to watch the people, many of whom she recognized from their pictures in the papers. Mrs. Birdie Malson was beginning to show the wear and tear of five husbands, she thought, surreptitiously studying (he flamboyant woman silling beside her. Across from them was Mrs. Matson's first husband. He waved good-na- turedly to his former wife. Jean the owner of the Colony, nodded affably at Mrs. Donovan. "We've missed you," he said. "Yes, I've been South/' Katie answered, pleased to be noticed by Jean and yet careful of over- familiarity. "I came back on the boat," she added. In her heart, Katie knew that Jean knew the social standing of the Donovans was not so secure as Ineir finances. But todny she thought he would be more impressed, 'to be seen publicly with "• r — William Martin sent one's social slock soaring. STIR at the door, heraldec Mrs. Martin's arrival. Where over she appeared, there was at ways a commotion. Her dress, he manner and her voice, commanded attention. "My clear Mrs. Donovan," slu ened, bearing down under fu) sail on Kafie. She was dressed today in heavy black satin with a great deal o jel gleaming at the throat and her mink coat and a mink hat made her Jook like a Russian general those wailing in |},e lounge looked Pleasantly self-conscious as six Passed, glad to be at the Colony or the day she was lunching there. "We have your snmc table, Mrs. aran." Jean nodded, then sig- .,,, to a waiter. "Aladame is sitting i n the front, the one marked reserved." He directed the small cavalcade of waiters, busboys and attendants to draw the chairs back, fill the . *- *.«iuii.» kruk-rt, Mil me passes with ice and put a special bouquet of spring flowers on the table. ''We'll order and .then talk," Mrs. Martin said, accepting the homage. She sat opposite Katie, nodding to this and that person, holding up her lorgnette the better- to identify those about her. "There's Mrs. Morgan," she murmured, bowing lo an cxlra- ordmarily old lady whose j 11.1*1 vi ui i(iu.y Wliose wrinkled parchment throat was held in place by a black velvet band. "I'm expecting you at my party tonight," s i,e called. Mrs. Morgan nodded, the plumes swaying on her Queen Mary tur- nan. f'm looking forward to it with great pleasure. I hear your beautiful niece is the inspiration " By the time Mrs. Martin had spoken to the different people iround her, H developed that practically everybody in the restaurant would be at the parly. The Robil- avcls, the Jameses, llieKissamsand Ihe Leonard Finches were all coming. Mrs. Martin fixed her lorgnette on Mrs. Donovan. "I hope you like smoked salmon and filet of sole," she said. "I always order them in England rnis is the only place in New York where they're half decent." Katie murmured that she likect them very much. She was coins: to be a lady if it killed her. "And now," said Mrs. Martin ,-weeping aside Ihe knives and forks which (he waiters had so carefully laid in front of them, 'we can get down to business." She was not one to side-step the ssuc. "James Marlin and Will my. husband, need your husband's noli) and co-operation—in a business way—" She " ~' ' benevolently, paused a moil then spoke slowly anddollben! "The short-cut to this union v£ w a marriage between yourl md James 1 daughter. What A be more all-powerful than! merging of these two familie| Katie nodded. Discitssio! business of any sort was be! her depth, but she had • enough to keep quiet. Mrs. tin mistook her silence for il licism. "There's no reason in the \\ why you shouldn't be the first! in society," she said, gently paf Katie's hand. £ Before Mrs. Donovan ha chance lo reply, Mrs. Tom wood interrupted. -il "You must have raced us W<[ she exclaimed. "I pictured slill cruising n 0r i!, on (ile j-i prme and here you are lookinj it you'd already readjusted self to this frightful rush." Katie smiled ^^ exp\at "lied only arrived yesterday! gave her great satisfaction tcf troducc Mrs. Sherwood lo \ Martin, for she still recalled I lie former had been a bit put' zing on (he boat that day she" ler husband came aboard win* Murfays for luncheon. * * t SHERWOOD had ha left when Lynda came u lie lahlc-. "Oh, Auntie," she c o Mrs. Marlin. "Think of fin. •on and Mrs. Donovan here '• join you?" "Of course, my darling." here was a tinge of regret in 1 Martin's tone. She had not" inisbed her conversation \; 'alie. ;. A waiter hurried forward •( chair for Lynda. Another i' ler mink coat. From (he serf he got, the other guests, who! liey recognized her or not, k: he was somebody. : "Yon and I don't need nnyl reduction, do we, Mrs. Donov,; ..ynda smiled sweetly. "You'4 cry important person in rny j| A jostling behind her eausedi o turn, frowning. | "This place is entirely I rowdcd," siie began. But a pi •ml grimace followed the frrj s she saw who was doing ' ushing. "Why, Dan Donovan—' aid. The welcoming note in her v avc way to disapproval. Dan ollowcd by a girl. That forw irl, Lynda thought, who mod er gown a I Varnel's. i Dan grinned, but lie E!E uestioningly a.Ulis-mother. "Sec you .later?" "he asked. Mrs.'-Donovan did not answ (To Be Continued) ; THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. O. S, PAT. OFF Type of Operation May Provide Means of Restoring Hearing to Many BV I)!!. MORRIS FIS1SBEIN Editor, Journal of (he American YOU BIN SLIDlNl 1 THE . ABOUT YOUR D06,Mf\JOR— TIP WATSON jus' CAME Wl HOME WITH S cussy HOUNDS •»~ DOMTCHN WIND UP YOUR SCRQ3T FOR A MATCH RACE •? TIP'LL BETCMA IT'S CHRISTMAS OR BETCHA IT AIN'T/ , r'AAAV SET ASIDE- A TO INTERVIEW TIP S R.OW.'-»~C?10FF-CHOKf'- VJOULO PE VEMTORE AS HIGH POOR FISURES OM A RACE? MOLD IT, MlSTAH MAJOR.' JOE AY TO COME RIGHT BACK—WlF THE MOfJEV OR THE 6ANDWID6E.' UOUR FIGURES? DOES Sfe MEftM - Medical Association, and of Hj'gcia. llic ffcnlth niigazine. Since 1937, .surgeons who operate on the car have been greatly interested In a new operative procedure which is planned especially for cases of progressive hardness of lienrhij or olosclcrosis. In ilwl condition the little boiler which transmit sound waves to the internal car become hardened in a fixed position. The result is gradunl loss of hearing. In ninny cases of (his type. use. of a siiibblc hctiring aid will improve hearing at a comparatively low cost. However, there are some persons able to pay the considerable costs o( tthe operation and who arc willing lo undergo this .surgery with the hope of completely recovering their hearing. It wa:; a French surgeon who I first Migtc.sled the possibility of an operation which would relieve this I condition, but more recently American surgeons have developed new techniques which seem lo be « vatt improvement on anylliini; heretofore available. The new surgery consisls csson- Announcements tially of making a window in the Internal ear. This involves an opening through the skin, the soft tissues, and the bone. After the bony external wall of (he ear canal i.s opened, (he eardrum is freed and the hardened bones of the ear are submitted to operative procedures which loosen their contacts. A window is also marie in the area in which the semicircular canals are loader!. These canals are coii- ccrr.cd with the maintenance' of balance by the body. A considerable number of these operations have now teen per- loriHKl and it is not yet possible to say that this operative procedure represenls n permanent tla- - v-iticcment in medical science, tn some instiinces. (he immediate re- suits are remarkable. Some pal will ask the doctor why he is si ing when he speaks in an on!) voice immediately after the ! ation. ji Unfortunately, however, me! have not, yet been found'to il the permanence of such imp? mcnt when it occurs because I the nature of living' human tl lo grow and to repair itself. ] the surgical operation Is compj there inay be growth of scar ! or the development of other t: In the car so (hat graduallj good effects of the operatic"] lost. One o( the surgeons \vh< done most ol the work on of this type snj-E that it is ir sibln as yet lo make any de conclusion regarding- the sura this operation. Advancement,/ ever, is occurring; and docti K looking forward to the time"* it will be possibi.c to offer real for Ihe recovery of licarii: paticnte with progressive dca The Vatican at Rome. Haly a utaluc of Sleeping Ariadne, the .only marble slatnc in; world, with eyelashes. .' HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydo; Lewis The Courier News has been formally authorized to announce the following candidacies for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary In August. Mississippi Counly Judge ROLAND CJIIEEN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) OAINES (For Second Term) OACK VTNI.EY ROBINSON Counly and Trotale Clerk T. \V. POTTER (For Second Term) The Courier News has been authorized to announce tlie follow!»!? candidacies for election al the Municipal Election, to be hclc April 2. Municipal Judge DOYLE HENDERSON (Por Second Tcrm> GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk PRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHORT JOHN TOSTKR City Attmney HOY NELSON I'ERCY A. WRIGHT . "Wlmt do you -want with a whip? 1 threatened him a gnu yesterday and he still came in last!"

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