The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1939
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FAGE FOUE 15IA"i'lIEVIU,E,«(AHK.) COU1UJ3U NEWS TV* BLYTHEVILLR COURIER NEWS .;, r '; TH« OOCRBB NCWS oo. '. .'••;'•' H/fT- HAUre. Pub*faer «'V J, GRAHAM SUDBORr, Editor ' •" SAMUEL F. HORRIS,r Advertising Manager Sole Ntttootl Adnrtttnc Repraentetlrer kUUi, MA., He* York, Chie*«o, Oc- St.'Louis,'D»11M, K*nsu City. Meinphii. Published *my Afternoon Kxctpt Sunday , Enter«<I as «cond class matter »t the post- Mice »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9, 1917. , f \; Served by theiUnltcd Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES • BIT carrier Jn the Oily ol Blythevllle, IBo per week.' or 65o p«f month. ' By mail, »ithln a radius of 60 miles, 13.00 per ye«, $1.50 lor six mouths, 1&o Jot three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $650 per year; In zones seven and eight, 110.00 jier year, payable In advance. Pint-Hand Information The 1910 relief bill calling for mi- 'oilier big appropriation—?1,717,000,000 fov all types of relief—is now before Congress and there's hardly n member who liHsn't broiulcusl his solution of the relief problem, either on Die floor or off. , Some have a really intelligent understanding of the question mid others are just talking to (ill (.lie Congressional Record which they'll send the folks -back home as evidence of their statesmanship. But a report to Congress by the American Association of Social Workers raises the question whether it isn't about lime that a commillee of con' gressmcn lunrcase workers dunni; tile summer recess and get some firsthand information. The document contains some alann- ' ing. and unpleasant revelations about administration of relief in' this country. Just listen to a Sew execrpls from it: An Indianapolis couple and their nine'children live in a house so infested with rats that Hie husband must - stay awake nights to guard his -family. Relief allotments vary from i?38J6 a'month in New York to ?2.D1 in Mississippi. Sixty-live different agencies administer relief in one unnamed county. .'In'254 Texas, counties the only assistance • available is federal surplus - commodities. ^' \, . Food.grants in one state arc ap"proV' imalcly one-fifth of a minimum slan- dard food budget prescribed by the . U. S, Department of Agriculture. "The''association contends that these findings emphasize the need of a new , system of administering relief by federal grants to stales. Without entering that highly debatable question, it is hoped that the report awakens Congress to the realization that some change is necessary —and soon^to provide a more cflicient and more equitable relief administration. Good News , The anti-trust division of the Department of Justice is pursuing a widespread investigation of why it costs so much ( to build a house. This inquiry is aimcdt at four fronts—materials, distribution,-contractors, labor. In a recent dispatch from Washington, Bruce Catton of NBA Service re- laled important news regarding materials. For many years, according to Secretary of Interior Ickes, the government lias been receiving identical bids for building materials, particularly cement. But that appears to be a thing of the past. Henry J. Kaiser, a newcomer to the cement business on the west coast, submitted a price for cement .for California's Shasta Dam which was $1,500,000 lower thnu other bids. The six companies which lost the contract protested. They sought to have Kaiser's bid thrown out on technicalities. Kul Comptroller General Fred li. Brown has ruled that his oflico will not question the award. This saving is only a .small step - when the entire construction industry is taken into account. Whether it can be extended throughout the materials division and whether costs can duced similarly in distribution, contracting and labor await conclusion of the justice department's inquiries . Only n slight reduction in these costs might give the home building business a .spurt which would return it to the prosperity of a former day. . .——: . \ i . . Not Too Good a Neighbor In ils cll'oiis to be a "good neighbor" to the nations of South America, the United Stales is exLemling financial credits to some of them through tho Export-Import Hnnk. First Brazil, then Haiti, then Nicaragua sent their emissaries to Washington and returned with funds to support their currency in dealing with American business men and to assist; in public works. The most recent agreement is with Paraguay and one with Chile is in prospect. Advocates- of these financial pacts claim many benefits for Ilium, but llirce important, cfl'ccts which the Paraguay deal is expected to.have avo: 1. Blocking of commercial development treaty which Germany had hoped to conclude with Paraguay. * 2. Increasing business ol' U. S. road building;' equipment manufacturers-.who will I'Uriiish ;machines for lii{;l)\Yfiy,'con- struction ; which' credits will, finance. 3. iVcducUoirof •ij.'-'s. price'of jiovoral non-competitive Paraguayan products by bringing them closer to, market via the- now roads. American citizens', want to be good neighbors with South America. They also expect to sec some benefits start flowing ho'rlhwiml soon. They nil hope that our statesmen are not pouring good money into a ratholc. TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1931) SO THEY SAY There are Christian principles Involved in the i-elallons lieU'ccn employers and employes thin Catholics and non-Calholics should know.—Rev. Raymond A. McGownn, Nnlionnl Catholic Welfare Conference. * ' *' » Our government will he good or bad just as our congress Is nlrong or weak, antl. as we see lo it Hint II does ils job.—Former Controller General John McCarl. * » * A Democratic nominee for 1!MO who did not have President Roosevelt's endorsement would be about as valuable its n season ticfccl to last year's world scries.—Chalks Miehelson, publicity director of Democratic National Committee. [SIDE GLANCES byCajbralth ft . .. .-. corn, W> »r M» stavicr. MC. T. M. BEC. u. s, ["l_was_fifnt)il'or_ilvat~lii)vc-yo)i any sofas just a tri! •;."••.," ' """.'• " slioi'ler?"' ', '"""- ~ *~- ' '- tlal ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD BIRD'S SOMETIMES:DROP FJSH FROM THEIR BEAKS ACClDENTAl_l_V AND THUS HEUF> TO STOdK = WATERS WITH NEW SPECIES. P. corpus* at kusmvitE ::••:' - r. M. (tea u. s. PAT. Of F. BRIDE ON A UlVlfc/i. yi rv 'I / ' MUSCA, AAEANING "Ft < IS THE ONL>>>,' NAMED FOR. Atxl DOES THE SAP INI A TREE ANSWER.: Contrary to common belief, sap docs not rise in spring Tlierc is an increased circulation ot Ircc liquids, .and more is founrl HI the onlsiclc cell zones than in winter, buf Die rise and fall with the seasons is unfounded. . NIvXT: The dangerous ape. Ycxlcrilus-i 7r!« cook* n meal Mil risfat Iiuf Aiic \t\uyn tin act, fviaitliiH trnfeil ntrvi-H, ullcr «*s- linuMIoi], Jlurt U unnlilo to un- ilrriifaiul Die ivMniM at women. Irl* tn really yluflng the uittrlj'r. CHAPTER V, /pIIAT following morning, Bart •*• got up an hour earlier, and liad breakfast all on (ho (able before lie called Iris. But she erected his gentle peace offering with weary petulance. "Don't worry, Bart, I won't be Into lo work. And it I am, I can still do your housework, cook your meals, and pay my own way as we!!." "Iris, this is nn unreasonable, childish attitude," he pleaded humbly, "Can't you see, dear, it's for your own good that I.want to make something o£ our present?" "Skip the explanations, Bart, They all add iip to the same total. Men marry for better, not worse. They marry lo [jet ahead, and they lose HUle tiinc in fitlinj; the yoke lo flic one they marry." "You're fired, Iris; unreasonable. Tliis isn't like you." "It's a Mile late lo discover tbc effects of overwork, Bail!" In the days that followed, Cart was sure he lived in a strange nightmare from which he musl surely awaken sometime. He got up early each morning, and while Ihe soft June morning awoke and the birds sang noisy choruses oul- side t the open windows, prepared their simple breakfast. He followed the little budget book faithfully, despite Ihe sarcastic comments ot Iris. lie believed in the wisdom of the little oracle, and lie had a stubborn, unshakable faith in figures once proved. It was Iris wh'o scornfully surveyed the toii-milk in the little blue pitcher before measuring out the cream for her coffee. "Top-milk from one quart of milk," she mimicked sarcastically, "ample for two persons, breakfast, cream in coffee, and cereal. Use milk lo prepare dessert for dinner." "ft saves 20 cents a day on cream alone, Iris." That was Bart, defensive, a trifle annoyed. "That's $1/10 u week—almost $73 a year. And in 20 years it would mean :i good substantial block of paid- up life insurance." "I never heard of taking food off the table to make insurance premiums, Bart." "There's your cream, Iris; I haven't, taken anything away from our :table.' r And he did not add that he was $18"ahcad/for that first week alolic. ThitBuying the food for tho h'ouse, paying cash fpr H and taking •Bitvanlagc of low-priced bargains was the right idea. If he could win Iris over, "Le/t-overs, Ji a s h, cabbage. Cheap food for cheap people. I'd rather work overtime, Bart, pnd live like civilized people." "If living far beyond our means means being civilized, Iris, then I'm afraid I misunderstood you when you said we'd manage to get along by poollng'our salaries and living on a budget!" "You were thinking of saving money even then, Bart, weren't you? You married to save the expense of living in a festauranl! You married to better yourseli, not because you loved me." "It seems to me if you' loved me, Iris, you'd want to help me get ahead." "Well, I am! .What more can you expect?" . , "You might fake it with a little sporting fairness, instead ot acting like a persecuted martyr. Other women cook and keep house and seem lo like it." "Olher women do not work eight hours a day In aa office, Bart Whittaker." There were arguments aplenty, those weeks during which Bart tried to work out some sort of stable adjustment to their financial affairs. Always beginning with petty trifles, Ihey ended up invariably with mountainous issues, with old, forgotten hurts and disappointments dragged in, and an ever-widening gulf between them as the summer settled in for a long, hoi run and their nerves wore thin with disappointment and defeat. Bart wanted Iris (o take but some insurance. An endowment iife insurance policy was a good way for women to protect themselves, and it was a thrifty plan to get ahead. "I can't afford any further expense right now, Bart." "Good heavens, what do you do with your money, Iris? You're making $25 a week, and you haven't a thing to buy." Her long, violet eyes flicked him curiously and he felt a faint twinge of uneasiness. . "Is if so astonishing that I lived my life, earned money and needed it before I married you, Bart?" He flushed in quick irritation, but did not back down. "All right then, Iris, what happens to the money you used lo spend on food and rent?" "When you bring home your books from the shop, Bart, and explain the spending of every dime you earn, I'll do the same tor you." :{ i t'.. '•- "' .' .-,...»_••» ;'.' ' •••- > ''THAT was Ihe week Bart bought the Soap-shaker in the 10-cent stoe. 1 Ho had, ho told Iris/noticed they used quiio a lot of soap flakes in Uic- kitchen, and back home his motlier had always saved the thin wafers of soap left over and used them in the soap- shaker. It saved quite a bit. • "Use toilet soap to wash dishes Bart?" Iris challenged incredulously. "Why not, Iris? If it's fit lo wash your hands with, what's wrong with doing dishes with the left-over slivers?" There was .a similar argument over. the tin cannisler set Barl brought home from tho shop. !u them, he insisted, they could keep left-over toast for puddings, for crumbs and stuffing. They could keep cracker crumbs. in one, broken cookie blis in another. "We have no puddings, Bart; you know I do not like made dishes. And stuffing is for turkey or chicken, nml it's too monotonous for only two lo try to eat a . white thicken or turkey. Broilers are better." "In the budget book H tells how to make swell desserts out of leftover cake, cookies or bread, Iris. My mother used to, and tliey were slick." Iris forbore comment on the culinary accomplishments of tho senior Mrs. Whiltakcr. There was trouble enough without quarreling over the ways ol a woman dead over 15 years. "Eighty-nine cents is a lot to spend on four tin cans we'll probably never use, Bart. Seems lo me your budget book is crazy." At (he end of the week there were two pieces of toast, and two dried rolls in Ihe biggest caii- nistcr. And Bart proposed to make a chocolate bread pudding out o£ them. "It takes only two pieces of bread, Iris." ' ( , "Ugh, choeolalo bread pudding. ' Horrid old fattening stud.' Tastes like boiled Eskimo boot. Besides, I bought raspberries, Bart." "We'll have the berries for breakfast, Iris. And I like chocolate bread pudding." They had the pudding, and Iris refused io eat her dish of raspberries for breakfast. "I'll have niine at dinner, Bart. I bought them ior that." Baffled, ho watched her store them in the refrigerator. Unrea- sonihgly annoyed, lie decided Iris was just conlrary. She just wouldn't lislen lo reason or logic. It was funny in n way. Hearing all those jokes all these j'ears about the little woman. Now, finding they weren't funny at all. They'were all too' bitterly true. Too 7eal. " '•'' '"' """" ^'"" ' <To Be Continued)' THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. at*, w. i. MT. err Progress Made in Infantile Paralysis Prevention, but Sure Guard Unknown Negro Trusty Overruled On Homespun Philosophy OUT OUPv WAY I LINCOLN. Nob. (UP) '_'••There cnn'l be no escape from c»st:dy when (here ntn'l no custody," ar- B»cd Lorenzo Harvey, 30-vear-old negro, at his (rial on H charge of escaping.from (he Nebraska penitentiary farm. "I rciitl in n law-book thai says you yolla lie in .custody ot armed guards :whon .you're a iriisty and Ihcvc. warri'l no , armed guards around me.' Harvey, sentenced lo five years •fcr breaking and entering, was .apprehended soon nflcr he descried .the prison farm \\hile a Irusly. IJcspilc his homespun philosophy, a district court jury found him guilty ol escaping custody. llciul 'Courier News watil :uis. By J. K. Williams OUR BOAKDING'.HpUSE with Major Hooplo I'M SORRY, MOU — HOWESf/ 1VE HEARD FATHER. CALU MIMM1E AVT'1 GUESS IT.3UST. ACCI- DEXfTLV. SLIPPED <L>FF MY TOMGUE.' LISTEN, SOUMa LAOV — DID. J. HEAR VDU CALL WE &V MY FIBST MAME? 1 GOTTA WUMCH VJE YEAH,THERE " KJ1CKELSUDS S'Q>4 THE YARD, AW I KKJOW MY HOOPL5, OM A WOT MIGHT i-'KE THIS H6'D ; THAT FAR ON HIS SPIME WITH BOTH BROKEN' OWE IKIHhLE OP FOAM ' THIS IS THE SOOT WHERE THE' BODY SHOULD BE POUWD, 'ACCORDIMQ TO ALVJN'S DIRECTORS, 8UT THERE'S NO'MOOPLE HERE -"-TTHE OLD BOY HAS wrrHbirr LEwiwfi So MUCH AS A BUSTED VEST -BUTTOW' PTOMAIMS REPUGE WB WHIZZED PAST DOWM OU THE INM, i THINK 'IT' WAS .' HV I>«. illOllKIS FISHRG1N Editor, .(ournnl of Ihc Anicrk-an' IM u il i c a I Association, 3U1<1 ot Hj'gcia, Ihc Health Magazine With the coming cf the warm weather, infantile paralysis again becomes a menace, 'fills disease usually comes en in the summer season and disappears with c:ltl weather. Itccently nn epidemic appeared in Charleston, S. C. II is not yd known whether or iiol Diis is an early indication cf an epidemic year, ft is generally recounted (hat infnnlilc paralysis is caused t)y a virus which is an infectious agent smaller (lian any cf the germs we know and which we can sec under Ihe microscope. Only Ihc largest viruses arc. visible under very powerful microscopes and can he seen by special types of lighting. Methods have nlsa liccn developed for Browing viruses. Viruses have been developed for certain diseases so that it is possible lo reproduce these diseases in animals. Thus it is possible to transmit, infnnlilc paralysis li the monkey, no«fl.c!nys moat ot Ihe studies on the picvcnti:n ot Infantile paralysis are being made on monkeys. Investigators- in the Rockefeller Institute loimd that viruses of- infantile paralysis will grew on brain tissue. » » • » It has also b;cn found that when monkeys are injected with live \lrns cf inlanlile paralysis, they develop wilhin their blood some protection ajainst this disease. 'However; these animals will dcvekp this disease if enough of the virus is Introduced into Ihe ncse, These Investigations indicate that the only tfay lo detelop effective resistance against infantile paralysis is to have an attack of the disease which (nvclvcs action of the live vims on the brain cr nervous .tissues. The presence of a certain amount of material In the bloott of Ihc character of that which resists infantile paralysis 'is apparently not sufficient to protect against'the j disease. Scientists everywhere ha,ve been trying to work out some lech- ntc whereby specific protection against Infantile paralysis, can bo developed. Attempts have been made lo ' make vaccines out ol killed virus and cut ol live virus. Attempts have also been Wade to block the n;se by which the vims usually gels inlo tho body. There l,s how- ever, some evidence that perhaps the ngse is not, the only way by which the virus may get Inlo the body. • * » * - It has been suggested that Ihc scrum, or fluid material of (he blcou, from children who have liad this disease or from ntiiilk who have .•some cf the protecting substance may be injccled inlo children and thai, by this way they will be protected against infantile paralysis. Unfortunately not one cf these methods seems as yet (0 Ire established as certain lo.prevent (he disease in any considerable number cf cases. Fortunately considerable funds are now available lo cncotirnge research on .the .prevention of infantile paralysis and on methods of diagnosing the disease at the very earliest moment. It seems reasonable to ; believe that application of snoh research under modern conditions will lead eventually to some specific method of contrcl. Ten Years Ago Today June 20, ]32a Mr. nnd Mrs. c. H. Windt and son, of Forl Wayne, Inti., will arrive tomorrow for several days visit, with friends. Tliey expect to fcc here, until Sunday. ... B. A. Lynch,•.president of the Farmers Bank & Trust Co., is in St. Louis today.. where, with Roy Thompson of Ulflc Rock, Mr. Ma- iioney of El Dorado and Mr. Ilard- ing of Fort Smith,'he is interview-" ing President Kurir of..the Frisco •railroad. They are working; in the interests of the Arkaiisas Taxpayers Protective League. Mrs. Wade H. Etiart and son, Warte H. Euarl, Jr., of Yazoo City, Miss., are spending several weeks in Ihe home of A. M. R. "Branson and U. 3. Branson. Mre. Euarl is Ihe daiighlcr of Mr. and Mrs. A. M R. Branson. Mr. and Mrs. Russell' Fair and' two sons of Memphis, will arrive this afternoon for a two weeks visit.with Mrs. Parr's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Ilaynes. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct. soclnl usage by nbswcrh% lire 'following questions. ' then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Do women guests at a lundi party keep, on their 1iats? •' • :' 2. What Is the fashionable hour for n Itnch party? 3. Arc simple clothes preferable to elaborate ones for guests at a luncheon? 4. Is it usually a good idea for a luncheon guest to leave soon after the -first few guests say good-bye? 5. What docs .a departing .lunch-. con guest say to her hostess! What would you do If— You arc serving all cold food at a meal. Would you— (a) serve a hot' drink tot those who might want it? .(b) .Serve only a cold drink? 1. Yes. 2. One or one-thirty. 3. Yes, 4. Yes. 5. She tells her good-bye and says "Thank you." Best "What Would You Do" I solution— ia>. Zipper Zipping Society ' Ignores All Propriety flATTIESBrjlJO, Miss. (UP) — Hatliesuurg is at the mercy of nncthcr fad which may become more . rmli'.nally significant anti devastating than other lake-offs from conventionality, as it at HmcS Infringes on' private property and Insults human modesty. No zipper Is safe from Ihc clutching fingers cf Ihe "zip .Ihc zipper" clnn which has sprung up. A mytha lias. been horn among devotees cvjj the new "art" that the, person you meet (ot Ihe other sex, naturally) after you. have, zipped .ycnr hundredth zipper will be your fulurt beloved. As zippers otten protect personal vanity, 'the practices of the zippet enthusiasts'are looked upon with great disfavor. But this is net enough.'It Is bolicsed that only a zipper charged with 100 veils or so will curb Ihe fad. Police Chief Set Back By Elizabethan English CLEVELA.NU. O. (Ul'1—Polict Chief W. G. Barrows of suburban Clevefahd Heights was astonishpd to hear Elizabethan accents ijrjf* ihe robust oaths ot another cctX. Uir'y float 'down Ihc slahs from tht second doer of ihe courthouse. A bit of expert sleuthing disclosed: .A "lilUc Ihcalcr" grovip rc- heal'slng i'Elizabcth the Queen"-^ and making gcod use ot the public building. ttf'«';.•

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