The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 14, 1939 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 14, 1939
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE, '"(ABK.y COURIER NEWS U. S. Helps Islands But Commercial Benefits Go To Other Nations BV-lVfElJAM .1. W.AJ.TKllS OVrillen for NEA Service) Tlie. Philippines today are an outstanding' example of colonial administration. In culture and In science tlic 7000 odd Islands which comprise the archipelago have Ijcen transformed from a country of shocking dtardor Into n nation with a relatively higli standard of living and a brilliant future. We have Introduced the "Amor- lean way." But what has been the result fcr us? ll we give the Filipinos Immediate*, independence, wliicli ..lliclr lenders hint roiKixtcdly asked for ljut which (he people do not really want, where do v.c stand? As colonizers have we been philanthropists or men? The United States government, 1ms spent some twenty millions ot dollars a year in the Philippines fcr 40 years. This should lie a good investment, resulting in preferential trade agreements. Potentially the Islands are a healthy, congenial jjlace^ in which Amerl- .icans may work and expand their business throughout Asia. They are an apt market for our manufactured goods and a splendid source fcr raw materials which we do not have" within our borders. But we have teen over-lenlcut !rom a standpoint of restrictive [legislation. The commercial benefits we might have reaped have gone to the private business enterprises of other nations. '. CHINESE MONOPOLIZE ISLANDS' U ETA 11; TUADG There are 80,000 Chinese, a large percentage of whom are aliens, living in the Islands. They control a good part of the • profitable Philippine lumber concessions. They have almost, swallowed retail trade. Wherever there Is a settlement of native houses, however small and remote, there is nlso a store selling canned, milk, rice, tobacco and dry giocts. The Filipinos who should .lie conducting these small businesses are often unemployed. Twenty-five thousand Japanese, live in the Philippines. They are busy exploiting the resources ot Mindanao, the second largest and perhaps Ihe most valuable Island i In the group. Davaa, an Important 'coastal town, lias long been known as -"Little Japan," From il,s sinoolh harbor laige fleets of Japanese fishing vessels set form openly to uoacli in the nearby waters. The muter Industry Is rapidly being taken over by. these aliens from .the north. They have found oil in Mindanao null are prospect- Ing for gold.. None of the profit from these ventures goes to the insular cofters, nor is 11 of any aid lo the United Stales. •Three booming Spanish concerns absorb some of the most valuable trade that passes through Manila. Tobacco, hemp, sugar and copra are grown by Spaniards living under our protection, are processed in Spanish factories, shipped on Spanish boats, stored In Spanish warehouses, and eventually sold to us at high prices. ' The beer , served in Manila night-clubs comes from a Spanish brewery; the soda for mixed drinks is imported from Japan. The same Spanish company which centrals the sugar and tobncco crops also holds the agency lor several jiopu'r lar brands of whisky. The largest wholesale and retail drug firm In the archipelago is German. A psw- erful Dutch combine reaps the profit from Philippine mines. FiUl'INOS ARK MAINLy LAliOKEHS Thousands of Filipinos are em- plcyed by these strangers within their, borders—but only as laborers at >a few cents a day, or as clerks at frcm twelve to eighteen dollars a month. The assets which might have made our colonial experiment a, financial success, or made the Philippines a self-supporting nation, are held by foreigners. Our task, and our duty, is not lo kave tlic Philippines, scurryini. from a fancied threat of war with Japan and leaving our insular ledger heavily In the red, but rather to strengthen our position in Manila-and to reorganize our business affairs so that 40 years of hard cohnlzation work will not be wasted Manila has a splendid harbor, well fortified and easy to defend At a small cost it could be made impregnable. Iii Philippine Hemp Mill A Jnuniira- owiied-aml-operata! hemp mill In Davao, a Philippine' island port known ns "Little Japan." The iicflclifimrters of the Davao Japanese Association, which funcUoiVi us K Japanese chamber ot commerce. Molor-Bicjde Economical •LONDON (UP)—A new "motor assisted" bicycle WHS exhibited ». the motorcycle and bicycle sbo'.v In Earl's Court. It Is driven bv a 1 lip. engine and Is capable o 30 miles an hour. It will cove 140 miles on one gallon of gaso line. Skeleton in Cellophane SYDNEY, Australia (UP)-Col lophane has reached new height _ot usefulness hre. A surgical nous (3 using it for wrapping skeleton A six-foot human skeleton, cac bone carefully wrapped in cello phane to'keep it clean and fre from dust, hangs In the conipanj show window. New t species of oak are belt developed rapidly, since the oa! ' now' in existence ore KO close that they Intercross. Ross Writes Banner Coinnin On Banner Business In New York BY GEOltOK HOSS NEW YORK, -June 13.—I nlwnys ic* the City of-New York had Its fii (Ing. orange, white and blue it|i,lhe seal, of the Cily sttpcrim- csecl, but only found out the other iy that 11 .was originally (he (Ing the Netherlands handed down •our peg-leg Peter Sluyvesailt's ly. My informant is Henry it. uri-ttii, Ihe'city's assistant.nuiyor, r erudite man and an nulhorlty i flags in general. I asked Mr. Ourrnu n -'lot of icsllous about (lags and he knew I the answers. . • • Tl seems the word "ling" Is 1 jelled iipnrly the same in nil Ian-' lages anil signifies "that which nugs doiin loosely." H Is derived |11e " 1 ' Ilions of Tons Saved In Shallow - Deposits Of Wyoming GILLETTE, Wyo., June 12. (UP) —Wyoming CCC companies fighting n scries of coal blazes which have burned unchecked for nt least 10 yenrs are ncarlng success in their six-year-old battle ID OIK IJ tile Thunder basin near GflleUt;. The cnrollee.s, who Jmvc TO11 - trollerl many of the smaller fires Dial experts estimate Iravc destroyed millions of tons of Wyoming coal, imvc been nt their insk since the corps wrts formed in '1033. Although Die liven aflccml by the /lames Involves only n minute porllin of the Male's 50!),- ton coai .supply, oiu- cluls said Ihey hoped to extinguish all the fires because the near-surface location of the deposits makes them ot great economic value. Source of the underground blaze remains n mystery. Officials estimate that they were started in early .settlement days, probably Ijy n prairie fire or from a bolt of lightning. Until 1D33 no effort was made to check the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ccal of the state's unlimited supply. Wafer Not Used Most coal fires are fought, with water, but these Jabs called for different taclics. R. L. Allporl, district mining supervisor ot 'Billings, Mont., was named technical advisor when the work wns begun in 1933. ' "We learned," he explained, "that — strangely enough—whenever rain or surface water seeped Into the burning veins, explosions opened new;fuel for Hie flames. "Therefore, water ns nn extinguisher was useless unless we could i-uium sumclent quantities to drown Ihe entire area and keep it In Hint condition for n long time. This w«.s impossible because Hie 'water supply virtually was non-existent." Dirt C'lickcs Off Air Seasoned coal field .workers conj forred with Allport. Finally they ' decided upon n smothering and [covering process as best suited to their needs. All cracks and fissures tu the shallow mines were filled I carefully lo prevent nir from nntltcm until mi Iw n « l ' cnchm i? Ihc'olnzes.'Fine dirt then nntncm mild 1931 by an wns dlstr , butc(1 wU)) two n,,,,.^,.,, ' irs, aided by tractors, biill- niul road rippers. ' method proved' n slow but ?ss. Now, almost six years oilielal net. Flngs are always flown over the Capitol Building ' from four staffs. ..„„. , last for less than 30 days because of (he wind nnd weather, and Ihe Government disposes of burning. in Washington i They usually 1 May Repair Loose Mortar In Home Brick homes are usually clothed in an niv of penuanci.ce, but in many old homes Ihe mortal- may loosen and fall out and cracks ap- in the wall. s Funcls may be nngs (loan loosely." H Is derived ', " '" ulc wlul - ''™" s " )a >' "e om llie early use of rushes (I e | OW| " I1M1 frou > Qualified lending IH- igs) for streamers and also from' slltlll lo»5 throughout the country e Anglo-Snxcn word mcanin" to lmi!er lllc >'''<>l'ert.v Improvement v. AccordinK to tlie historv nro- Cmllt plnn of (llc l r «lernl Housing '. According to tlie history pro- ssors. (he first fla s lo be planted i tlie American continent' was the panish banner placed on the !s- nd of Snn Salvador by Columbus 1492. John Cabot was tlie runner-1 ', having stuck the Hag of Henry II in Labrador iu H87. O\V Ol.l) GI.OKY OT ITS NAME i The cnly ling which -cnn lie! ilsed nbove Old Glory is the lurch pennant, a blue cross on n hile field. Our stars and Stripes were named Id Glory by Stephen Driver, of nshville. Tcnn.. who opposed scission during the Civil'War and inscqucnlly had lo hide Ihe Hag j sewing it in iue quilt under hlch he slept. However, when Ihe ar ended with the Norlli viclorl- us, Driver hoisted Old C.bry lo ic steeple of the to«n church. The Hag which avenged Ihe death I Abraham Lincoln cnn be found i the State Drpnrimcnt in Wnsh- igton. H wns draped o\-er the box i Ford's Theater, in which Lincoln •as silling, when Jclm Wilkcs Efooth slipped behind him nnd fired le fatal shot. When tlie murderer .inied to leap from the box onto lie stage his spur caught on the mitlng, causing him to fall and njure himself so seriously as to cad to his eventual cuplure nnd ealh. .UCTIONF.EUS II,Y UDICA1, BANNEK Tlie Hag has always been xucd is A symbol. The white nag is vml- ersally accepted as a token of truce .ud peace, while red—a symbol of ennnce—Is also used by auctioneers. Jlack banners mean piracy, nnd •ellow. quarantine. A flag at half nast symbolizes msurnlng, nnd n lag In reverse position—Hint is loistcd union down-Is a signal of dislrcss. The Hag .should never be raised before sunrise ami nlunys lowered at sunset. The procedures icr hcLstlng a t\ag are bouiul bv convention, when a Hag is to go at half-mast, it Is first raised to the lop of the slatf and then lowered a distance equal to the width of the flag. — The Stars and Stripes have served '305 K. Main as an Inspiratltn to many men, but Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner", inspired by ihe sight ot i the banner over Fort Hemy, alter a night of bombardment durhi* nie jar of, 1812. bj probably (he "most famous. This did nol become tlie Administration lo repair brick walls old homes. • ' When an unfavorable condition isl.s in nu old brick home, the louie owner should correct the faults should call in a brick mason to estimate tlic extent of damage and nafce Ihe required repairs. llcrslicy Museum Popular HERSHEY, Pa, (UP)—The ller- slicy Museum of Pennsylvania Diilcli nnd colonial lore- hns al- trnclcd more than 11,500 visitors since it opened Inst Nov. 12, • according to Richard Light, curator. 1'ractlcally all nitrate of soda se<! In tlie United States is imported from Chile. „. the program, Ailpbrt admits that his assislnnls hnve mnde definite progress. How long it willl take to subdue completely (lie numerous fires in this region, however, lie refused to say. ' Allpcrt. oxplaiued that as tlie work is very dangerous, cnrollees are trained for several weeks before being allowed on the scene. Seasoned miners from Wyoming fields supervise ' the work. Despile the danger, he said, no member of the various crews hns been injured. Proper preventive measures and careful training of- (ablished the safety record. Allport said. llushirss Tradition Kept TOLEDO, O. (UP)—George P. - MacNichql, Jr., is the fourth gen- nol attempt toleration of his family in the glass himself but business. Ills' grenl-lgrnndtnther, John Ford, was known as an inventive genius. Ferdinand Goes To Sboiv SALT LAKE CITY (UP)-F CT( li- nnnd wns the first entry for the inler-mcimtain junior fat livestock show to be held here in June. Ferdinand is owned by Grant Blenzard of Tooelc, Utahi A custom of the Dutch people at St. Nicholas (Dec. 5th) Is to give each person in the family his initial In chocolate and pastry. IRSTIN POWER HALF-TON GMC PRICES STACK UP WITH IHE IOVVES7 Get the astonishing facts nn General Motors Truck power and g.-iB economy. Check ognlnit the whole field and you'll find that no other truck give* so much for so little. • OUTPUUS ANY '/J-70N • SAVES MORE GAS • BIGGER CABS • BIGGEST BODIES • 4 SHOCK ABSORBERS ovr ew/i VMAC Plofi at low«l oroilobl* rol*i LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. CLEVELAND, O. (UP) — Victor R. Goldberg claims to be the world's champion film-goer, having seen more than 1,500 motion-picture shows in the past four years because he "likes them even when they're no good." Tin not a critic or an usher, either," he said, "f figure I've spent more than $403 In the past fouv years on shows—but it's been worth twice that much to be!" Goldberg said he can prove his remarkable record. ' "If anyone doubts me," he said. •'I will prove my statements by taking a list of -pictures, checking oil Ihe ones I've seen, and telling the plot of each. If necessary, I can name the actors, too." The haunter of movie houses once lived In New York City ,nud said that during the years from 1D27 to 1933 lie savv all average of six to 10 pictures n week. Goldberg revealed his recard affer seeing a> • short story in a Cleveland paper concerning a citizen of Columbus, O., who bonsted Phone .12!) GMCTHSS WEDNESDAY,. JUNE 14 1939. HOLD EVERYTHING - By Clyde Lewis "I quit! I'jn sick and lireU of working in that sweatshop!" Movie-Goer Claims Record, 1,500 Films In Four Years Performance Of Equipment Best Test In the purchase of equipment for home, Federal Housing Administration officials point out that the same .sort of judgment should be used as would be applied in equipping a factory. This means, they point out, that the initial cost of the equipment must lie carefully balanced against the cost of its operation and the probable returns In comfort or future I'enlabiUty. The first cost of home equipment is rarely, if ever, the !nst cost a condition particularly true of equipment con la in ing movhi" parts. The factors of repair, operating costs, and the probable length of service must be considered when choosing equipment Those items which furnish mere- '5' rase of service or control or refinement in appearance, without compensating savings in operation •should be eliminated in instances' where economy is the controlling factor, PHA officials point out of seeing "about 1,000" motion pictures in five years. I would consider," Goldberg said scornfully, "only HOOO shows in five years a very poor record. "I've seen shows by every director and producer In the business- including features, pictorials, two- reel comedies, vaudeville, sports shorts, travelogues, cartoons and science shorts. I don't count the news reels, although I see them— and like them—too." Goldberg has no preference as to plot or setting. Westerns, gangsters, musicals and love stories all arouse his enthusiasm. "When I'm not. working I like to tnkc in a show or two in the afternoon—preferably double features," he said. "Then in the evening I look through the papers to see it there arc any shows in town I haven't seen. There are generally, so I go back In the evening." The best week of film-viewing of the flicker-fun was IB shows. Last March, however, was a bad month for Goldberg. rMEAD'S — FATHER'S DAY IS JUNE 18 Your favorite Shirtmaker now makes SPORTS SHIRTS and ENSEMBLES Shirl SI Tlie gentleman at the left represents an ARROWIX- Ml) view of the man who likes to he well dressed but cool and comfortable as he travels along with par in mind. His sport slacks and sp«rt shirt nre ARROW and nothing could make Datl happier on Father's Day than lo receive an ensemble from you. Don't worry about size. If he trades with us (and he probably dees) we will know just what lie wears. He sure lo come in (his week. The set is «4 95 One of Ihe main things about a sport shirt is fit, and MR AD'S feature just that. Plenty of room for action ami perfect tailoring. ARROW SPORTS SHIRTS OO $J As usual the newest and best is at MEAD'S MAIN 315 Father's Day Gift Headquarters 'I wont to only 34 films that month—a, new low for me," Goldberg admitted. "But I wns sick for white —nna relatives came to town—and I guess that's tlie reason for the low figure. "But It's still a better average than Hint fellow In Columbus!" Goldberg doesn't care for bank- nights, bingo, conlests or other "unnecessary trapping.;" lo tlic serious business of screen scanning. Btil he does see room for Improvement In the Industry. "What tlie world needs," lie salt!, "Is more triple features!" The porpoise devours its own weight in fish every day. I Ws won't hurry I Nature while she , mellows our ff whisky *. K VOlltKTtCH PmUtnt tdon't think anybody is em an enough toimpiose on this Kentucky till climate for aging i v,liisky. The sun bMIs j down in ihe day time— ( •nd the cool breezes frcslicncverjching upat night. Justthethingto a#eour whisky. I'd like !o have you try W GREEN HOLLO KENTUCKY STRAICHT BOURBON WHISKY •I'liis whisky t y n . „!,! —90 proof THE K. TAYLOR Tlie K. Taylor Ui&iiUmj,' Co,, Inc. is jj» i ml c [ii'ii dout difiiiUcrv. I is braiuls lire rfpMcrcil in tliu U, K". 1'iitnii Office, Ami lu-itlier ii ruir its brand* have any ccmrifciion \vjth any oilier <h"stiil.-ry. rMEAD'S: FATHER'S DAY IS JUNE 18 Have You Been Neglecting Your DAD? will give you a chance to redeem yourself if you have been taking Father for granted (his last-year. Ties You can make him happy as a lark by giving him an Arrow Shirt on Fathers Day. He'll set a kick out of the Arrow collar and he will never kick- about the til after the shirl is laundered for an Arrow never shrinks. He'll like Arrow patterns—and the whites loo. Come in for 'cm todav! MESH SHIRTS $000 If Father has a habil of "gelling hot under the collar" give him an ARROW MESH Shirt with thousands of liny, ventilating pores. The ARROW MESH collar is trubanized so he cannot, melt it down no matter how hoi he gets. Arrow Sport Shirts SI As usual the newest is at MEAD'S sis WEST MAIN 815 Father's Day Gift Headquarters

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