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PAGE BLYTHEVILLB, (ARK.) fJOUfclER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' 'THE COURIER NEWS'OO. . a'.W. HAINES. PublUher ' ' J, ORAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. MORRIS, Advertising Manager . Sole National Advertising R«pw«ent«U?is«! 4rlcansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit. St., : Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, MejnphU. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class. matter at the poet- office at BlyUieville, Arkansas, under *ct of Congress, October 9, 191V. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of BlyUieville, IGc per ireek, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 [or six months, 75c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable in advance. Submarine Safety It often takes n 'disaster with • tremendous •• loss of life and property to inspire scientific progress in an <il- tempt to avoid further such occurrences. That appears to be the case in the recent sinkings of the U. S. submarine Squalus and the British submarine Thetis. Inventions and ideas are deluging the Navy Department and while everyone hopes that another submersible never meets the same fate, these efforts definitely arc not locking the barn door after the stallion has been stolen. Engineers probably will concentrate on making three improvements; 1. Automatic closing devices. The Squahis sank because of an open air- induction valve, the Thetis apparently because doors of torpedo tubes were open. 2. Air line attached to marker buoy. When the buoy is released by the sunken craft, it would carry the line to the surface, admitting air to the submarine, thus keeping the trapped crew members alive. 3." Auxiliary power plant. The main light and power plants of both vessels were decommissioned when they sank. The rescue chamber which saved the lives of the S3 Squalus survivors was inspired by the sinking of the S-4 .and S-61 12 years ago. Safety devices of equal importance should follow the two recent disasters. Sloiv But Sure , Progress under a democracy is slow. Changes are not effected overnight by decree as under totalitarian regime. But those who believe in democracy as , it is practiced here i n the United States say that our way of accomplish- ing'things finally gels the job done and done right. Such seems to be the case with our Social Security program which first started to take form with the advent of the New Deal. The first laws which the administration drove through Congress to set up the program contained plenty of flaws. But they gaVe the nation a start on a plan which is highly important to every citizen. But because they weren't perfect, a highty howl was set up to throw the entire business out the window. But now, after an advisory group has had time to study the system's operation and after the country has had a few years experience with it, changes are being made to correct the mistakes. The revision bilHias passed the House and is headed for favorable action by the Senate. The general intent of the changes is to liberalize the benefits of the act and to lessen the immediate tax burdens under it. Experts found it was possible to accomplish both of these apparently contradictory objectives because actuarial experience gained since 1935 showed that reserves were piling up faster than they were needed. Contributors to the old age insurance plan will be saved an estimated ?82f>,- 000,000 in the next three years beginning in liMO because the tax on em- ployes is being hold at 1 per cent in- stcnd of advancing to one and a half. Benefits now will start in 1040 instead of ]!M2 to pensioners, aged wives, widows, children and aged dependents. This will increase the outgo over a five-year period by an estimated ?1,200,000,000. After these changes 1 have been written into the law, critics doubtless will still be nble to pick more flaws in it. And if imperfections do remain, it's, a safe bet that they will be fixed—under our sometimes slow but usually sure democratic procedure. Jobs Alioy Almost any one of the 155,000 college graduates of 1939 will settle for a • §15 per week job and then try to make a future out of it. They're hjcky even to get that, because the U. S. Department of Education says that only one in every three or four find immediate employment. John A. West, Jr., a Harvard senior with a nautical twist of mind, knew (hose facts when he dispatched an SOS in 81 bottles to various' eastern employers. His appeal: , "Stranded on an island in Cambridge, Mass. A college graduate- to-be in June. Will work like hell for passage into port. Gold stored here with me—(training in arts, sciences, business, including marketing and advertising. 'Past ex- perionce in newspaper office, summer theater, steel mill. Best references.) You're getting ahead and I'm going your way. Have you room in the hold for a man who can prove he's worth his salt?" Of GO concerns which 'answered, West signed ;6n with the crew of n Philadelphia : advertising agency. To John .West and other college graduates who are lucky enough to land jobs, the world wishes many happy crossings. To those who don't succeed iit first, remember that a good mariner never runs from a stiff wind. The federal government In America .will go bankrupt if It continues to spend more than It takes in.—Dr. Harold Stonier, executive manager of American Bankers Association. Selfishness and gain-seeking nre assuredly controlling (lie policies of great nations called civilized and their contempt tor moral princiyles is as complete and outspoken as If moral principles illd not exist.—Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia'University. I expect the liberal wave to hold in 1910 and the forces of reaction to take over in 1944, if they do, I look for a real threat of dictatorship, and swiftly. And there may be war—William Curtis Bok, noted jurist. FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1939 [SIDE OUNCES by GajbraHh —. COFfl.1g»BYfJE*SEHVtCE.IKC- T. M. BEO. U. S. PAT.Of (.-/t, "Why, Dad, this surely can't be the big place you have .l>ecn recalling ns the old swiinmin'hole!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD - POUfsJO LOSSTCR. WAS CAUGHT AT ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS IN THICKNESS • . FROA/Y I/2OO, OOO OF AN INJCTH TO J/250,000 OF AN INO-i. WHICH OF THESE IS THE LARGEST PLANET, THE SAAAI I FST, AND ,. WHICH HAS RJNGS / ANSWER: Jupiter, largest, diameter about 86,000 miles; Mercury, smallest, diameter about 3000 miles. Saturn is the only planet known to have a system of rings. NEXT: Wio first wore a baseball glove? .bERlAL STORY BRIDE ON A BUDGET BY'JANEf'DORANT T. (9J9, MEA SEHVICf. INO Indian Mission Sites Will Receive Markers DECORAH, In. (UP)— Fort Atkinson, a haven from Indians in 'the 1840s, Is lo be restored under 1 plans of the Greater Winneshlck County League. The league, liended by S. S. Rcnue of Dccorah, hopes to relocate sites of old Indian missions, trading posts and buildings of historic Interest, and to erect monuments commemorating distinguished pioneers of the county. One of (he projects planned is erection of statues of Chief Win- neshick at the entrance of all state and federal roads Into the county. The Himalaya Mountains are "new" mountains, upraised mostly during the Tertiary Age, millions of years ago.. They are new only by comparison with some of the other ranges of the world, such as the Scottish Highlands.' yes(«*rda>-i JrU tmfn n null nnit fur, on Die liiitlLilljiu.nt iilrtn, ron- vhifPN Hurl |Lnt («„ eoulJ pout tltrlr ri-nnuFf?N mul ufffurri Co matey. So Unrl bi-Kluw lo Jl£ur& thi- cojt of tin- nO'tilr, CHAPTER JI TTTS attractive, weather-browned face was so serious, his brown eyes so Intcnl as he figured on the back of the old envelope. Watching him, Iris felt a curious maternal pity tugging at her heart. He took all this so seriously, he was so sure that arithmetic was the solution lo happiness. While almost any girl could tell you it had nothing lo do with real happiness. "What you'll save on your ctolhes alone, will be a big start, honey," Bart said, after studying the oracle of his arithmetic soberly. Iris said nothing. She didn't tell him that it was no saving, because she had purchased the suit lor no oilier reason than tins. And —it wasn't paid for yet! "And eating ot home, to say nothing of good home cooking," Bart added fervently. "Come to think cf it, we've been saps to be afraid of tin's for so long, honey. Why, the way I figure it, we'll be money ahead, being married. No high-priced restaurant jneals, no indigestion, only one place to keep up, and being together as well." You'll take me out to dinner now and then, Eart Whittakev, or I'll step out with the professor o£ natural history I" He grasped her slender wrists in warm strong fingers and nulled her down close. "Dear," he said humbly, "I Want you lo be happy, I don't want you ever to have to worry and scrimp and do without the way other wives do. It's because I love you so, Iris, that I've been nfraid. Afraid it would be selfishness lo ask you to marry me, knowing the hard road we'd have ahead." "If you love me," Iris whispered softly. With a smothered endearment he crushed her to him. "Dear, dearest dear," he whispered unsteadily, "You know that. You know I love you, I'm half crazy with loving you. . . . Ms, why wait any longer? Why not be married now—we can have a honeymoon after school closes, and we have our vacations. Now ... we've waited loo long as it is, dear." "Of course," Iris agreed practically. "And you won't mind waiting till summer for our honeymoon, dear?" Bart urged tenderly. Against (he rough wool of his coat, Iris shook her head. 'Mind? She'd a hundred times rather wait until summer for a honeymoon. By then, she'd have to have new summer clothes; by then she'd have Bavt persuaded out of his queer obsession against clothes money expenditure. It was just a matter of time. * * * 'T'HEY were ten minutes late lo the movie, and had to slay over because, as Iris said, she didn't care about newsreels, or comedies, but she did love Myrna Loy. . "She bos the best clothes sense ot any star in Hollywood, Bart,' 1 Iris explained, "nobody else can touch her." "Good sound sense, too—" Bart agreed, still in the roseate glow of a man newly engaged, newly pledged to marry within five days it the law approved their license application. "Wears plain duds. Suits—like that one you've got on honey. Plain lillle things that don't cost much." Iris was glad of the friendly darkness ot the 1 healer as they sat down. Not that Bart woul< B'crc married at 4 g'doclf on a Saturday afternoon in Ine gray-stone c/iiac/;. ' ' " • . OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople /ME? WHY, I WORKED AT H£ OLD PULLEY VOKKS TILL, THEY SHUT DOWN PAY BEFORE VE5TIPDV! 'I'VE WORKED (NTH 1 \ BEST SHOPS ON THIS ' CONTINENT--FROM NOME TO NICARAGUA! YOU CAN PUT ME ON ANYTHING IN THIS •SHOP-- IN OTHER VVORPS, GIVE ME A HAMMER AND CHISEL AMD I'LL MAKE YOU A MAN OR A ;~>> MONKEY; HUMAW MKTURE VvES , HUMAN is FUNMV-I \INATURE & RiNNV! KNOW BOTH THEM \NOW ME, I'D GUVS AN'TH 1 WIND- HIRE THf FtMtNEL- BA6 15 JUST AS MOUTH, fVS IT GOOD ft9 HE SAMS WOULD BE A HE 151 BUT I'LL \PLEASURE TO BET NAY TOOL BOX ]FIRE HIM IF HE TH' BULL OTH'WOODS JWWT NV>.KE HIRES TH' MODEST /6OODI IT GUY WHO HAS /WOULD BE NOTHIM 1 TO BRA& /NO PLEASURE ABOUT! /I TO FIRE THE -OTHER ONE IW DRW IT, ALVIM/ T. FEAR "THAT SLIPOM THE ROCK COST ME A'BROKEM LEG/ THE PAW B EXQUISITE/' PERHAPS YCU COULD 6O HOME AMD SUMMON HELP ~-CMO you PIMD YOUR WAY "THROUGH THE WOODS? HAR-R-RUMpH/ BY THE WAY, IF YOU STILL HAVE THAT QUARTER AUNT A\ARTHA GAVE; YOU, PERHAPS YOU HAD BETTER LEAVE IT WITH ME-^-IT WOULD ivrr SURPRISE ME IF "THESE PARTS WERE INFESTED WITH H1SHWAYMEXI WHO WOULD WOT HESITATE TO PREY UPOM A YOUN3 L^D/ , ^^-MMWMPP f SURE, X'LL. GO FOR HELP R6HT AWAV~~v,-r. CAM MAKE IT HOME BEFORE )T cSETS PARK/ WEFE'S THE QUARTER, UNCLE AMOS~~ acopsY/ OH,SAY/ WILLIE CROCKER'S UMCLE JULIUS HAD A HORSE WITH A BPOKEM LEG AND THEY HAD TO SHOOT HIM; UMCLE AMOS •( ^^ YOURS AIMT A THAT W(t/ ,-N\ Ues, IT WOULD BE TOO BAD IP ROBBERS ' THAT Auj^^S!) guess how much her suit cost, or :my of her clothes for that matter, from her face. Only—well, she was glad it was dark in the theater. Some catty woman might mile sarcastically, and warn 3art; someone might titter, after ooking at the obviously expensively tailored suil. In the days that followed, Iris was beset will) a hundred Issues. She had to buy new .lingerie, new rajamas and a chenille robe, and Jlouse, and some pumps and a nules. She had to have another lat. And she had to insist gently but firmly on gardenias, instead of. the violets Eart wanted lo give "icr to wear to the wedding. He gulped and tried not to show !he dent this made in his careful widget. Gardenias were costly, Bart found.. "You must remember a small gift for your best man, too, Bart," she reminded him, "Some nice studs, or a cigaret box, or something." "I never thought of that, Iris." Reproachfully—as if it were quite her fault, instead of being a custom she merely reminded him of. * * * '"THEY were married at 4 o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, before a few friends and the dean, while the clean's wife wept sentimentally all through the solemn lillle ceremony in the gray stone church at (he end of Sorority Row.' And instead of returning home t'o the lillle apartment they 'lad prepared, hastily, out of Iris's rooms, and aix additional room, adjoining, plus the furnishings Bart brought from his rooms, there was the wedding supper at the Tivoli. Bart was tired from a rushed hectic day at the shop, and if he thought, fleetingly, of the cozy Saturday night suppers of steak, French fried potatoes, salad and shortcake, or baked beans and fixings that -was their usual Saturday night feast, he said nothing. This was his wedding f ' a y, M S antl Iris's. And whatever Iris wanted lie wanted her lo have. At the supper, Johnny Kevlin, his best man, and a reporter on a small daily paper 40 miles from Linwo'od, had a cocktail loo many and grew maudlin over Jris, "Best pal 1 ever had. Iris, tlarlin'," he admonished her owlishly, "but a devil with the women." Iris was startled. O£ all the faults she knew men to possess, his was one she hadn't found in Bart. He seemed peculiarly immune to lovely damsels, and urned disinterested eyes to their best efforts to snag his interest. " 'nolher thing," Johnny con- iinued solemnly, "never waste a jenny in Bart's sight. Makes him ill. Can't bear to see nioney wasted. Noble vir'.ue and all that, but blight on romance." Bart wasn't listening to any of !his. As she studied her new husband, the length of the table away, talking seriously with Dean Somers on the business outlook at the moment, Iris realized that Johnny had spoken a fear that was burled deep in her subconscious mind. That was. .why she never let him know liow much she paid for anything, or hpw.. much she spent, or.what she did with her money! It was the secret reason for a dozen little reticences that had sprung up between them over the .months they had known each other. .Secrets she-.was determined he should never know. "Don't look so scared, bride," J o h n n y continued cheerfully, "though you're, as. lovely as Red Riding Hood, I'm no wolf, i was just charting your course for a happy sail over the seas of matrimony. It's 'the first year that counts, .Iris. OR it, you lay the foundation • of your future,' be it happiness or—misery." "johnny, don't!" she said sharply, and when Bart looked up, startled, and gave her a questioning look she managed a set little smile and passed it off gracefully. "He was teasing me about something that is—sacred," she said to Bart, not realizing that she laid the first paving stone with that small fib. That out of that small lie were to grow a thousand more, a mighty network of them, choking off their happiness, destroying their faith, (heir trust and love. That by ils very glibness, (hat first small lie betrayed her complete unwillingness ever to let Bart know—how completely apart were their lines of thought. <T» Be Continued)' • THE FAMILY DOCTOR Here Are Five Questions Testing Your Knowledge of Health BY I>R. MORRIS' FISI1BE1N Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, and of Ily^cia, Hie Health Magazine Here arc five more questions about health. There are five possible answers listed for every question, but only one Is right. Tills Is nn examination In which you can give yourself a mark and learn something at the same time. It your mark Is 100, you are well Informed. II you label j'our- selt 60, you ;>re only reasonably well Informed. If you get less thnn 30, you should learn more about ncnllh and disease In order to live longer and to be happier while you nre living. 1. Shaving the hair from any part of the body makes it (a), thicker; (b), coarser; (c), finer; (d), curlier; (e), has no effect. 2. Homogenized milk Is milk that (B), comes from goals; (b), lias been boiled; (c),has been thoroughly mixed under pressure; (d), hns the cream removed; ie), Is sour. 3. In a good standing iwsition the shoulders are (a), held forward; (b), the shoulders are held back; (c), the shoulders are straight across; (d). right shoulder is raised; (e), the left shoulder Is raised. 4. The pituitary gland is Iccated in (a), the chest; (b), the nlKla- meii; (c), the head; (d), the heart; (e). the liver. 5. The three diseases most feared by mankind are (n), smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever; (b), whooping cough, measles, pneunxcnln; (c), tuberculosis, cancer, syphilis; (d), rickets, sore throat, rheumatism; (e), shingles, eczema and rhinitis. ANSWERS: 1. Investigations show that shaving has no noticeable effect 'except lo remove hair. 2. Homogenized milk Is whole milk which has been completely mixed under pressure so as to con- lain equal amounts of butter fat throughout with the fat globules broken p Into smaller units. 3. In a good standing position the head is back, the chin in, the abdomen flat, the back straight, the knees slightly Hexed, and the tecs pointed rater straight forward. This will keep the shoul- ders In (lie correct position for the person concerned. 4. The pituitary gland is located in the skull and contains portions affecting the growth of the body, Ihe sex glands, Ihe development of the hair, and many olher factors. 5. The three diseases most feared by mankind are tuberculosis, cancer and syphilis. Tuberculosis, once called captain of the men of death, Is a disease about, which the public has been extensively educated. Cancer is a disease greatly feared because ils cause and n specific cure are unknown. Syphilis is a disease feared because It has been in the past so widely spread and its effects on the body are so extensive and so serious. Ten Years Ago Today June 16, 1929 Sunday, no paper. I.awn Slower Causes Dcalh ASHTABULA, O. (UP)—R ay ri Saunders, 63, cutting the lawn o{ his ,home, was dragged over a nearby clifT by his lawnmowcr. He died of a broken neck. Orcen turtles are not green actually; the name comes from the color of the fat used in maklne turtle soup.

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