The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1939 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 23, 1939
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FRIDAY, JUNE 23,1939 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.V COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE" UP THERE Relaxing Far'Above The Alantic A Man Can Really Shave On Clipper Says Ocean Jumping Reporter BY JEAN GRAPHS NBA Service Staff Correspondent ABOARD THE PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS AMERICAN CLIPPER, Lisbon.—It was at Lisbon that the old dream of ah overnight skyway (rip to Europe cease;! to be a drenm and became fact, In less than 24 hours, between dinners, we spanned the breach which had alienated two worlds for centuries. The trip from the Azores was epochal in many ways. We , t:ok ., off from the deep channel running f between cloud -capped mountains and soon rode over shlplanes hallowed through the ages by the surface navigation of adventurers, explorers, commerce and warfare. The day's diverting ride started very early for me. The sun was shining brightly all around us and as I sat down to breakfast near u window, I watched the panorama 'of clouds, sea and sky. Being an. American ship, the Clipper served an American brcak- Ribboa Road Follows Vandel-bills Rail Route 0( 1883 UY JOSEPH HANKS UnKrd Press Slalf Correspondent HAnmsnURG. Piv,, Juno 1M (UP)—A hundred-year-old dream of convenient transport across I'ennsylvunla In IIic face ot seemingly Insurmountable' obstacles present!!!) by the rugged Appalachian Moiinlains Is rapidly malc- rinlr/lng-biil as a $03,000.000 superhighway rather tluin n railroad, ns originally conceived/ Construction gangs dot tho 100- liille route between Pittsburgh and llarrlsbmg which wns surveyed us early us 1IH7 and on which William-11. vanderblll "and friends" began ImikUng a rnllrond In 181)3 only to abandon it two yearn Inlcr —after it had cost $10,000,000 and 21 live urovem'onl now imrter consldctn- tlon. Experience In the past )ur> shown thnt such pessimistic predictions rarely come true." Although the Idea of building n railroad, along the "South Peim lioulu" wns conceived In 1637, the (vojecl never <iulle passed the survey .stage until r>0 years Inter when I uoeiimi! Involved In a battle of last century's "empire bulldcvs," Including Vamlciblll, Andrew Carnegie. John I). Rockefeller, J. 1'ler- rioiit' Morgan, the controlling Interests o[ the Pennsylvania Railroad and other bunkers, steel and railroad mugnntp.s. The story, culled from old newspaper nies and Irnnsporlallon histories, Is that both Carnegie- and Vanderbllt had quarrels with the 'enusylvanla Railroad — Carnegie iceause- Hie rullroad controlled rail 3j rl one! Suit—• l,r?ai'r of Corked f* Jt^rt / . J 4 . . i » j , k ( rnltlc urn! freight riUis out of PKUibmgh, where he was of steel." and Vnnilerblll because Ihe Pennsylvania l>ur- clmsed tiih West Shove Line, jiaral- ic'liiig Vuiidt'rbltfs New York Central tracks nlonu Hie Hudson. So the two lilmis ol Induslis nnd llnnnci! pooled their .resource nnd much to Ihe Pennsylvania' consternation, sent ;)00 engineer lo lay out a line which would break the Peiiusylvnnlti's freight monop oly In the Iron and soil, coul iirei I'rujccl Abnmtoni'd In B8!i Work progressed rapidly mil 181)5 when, with 22 per cent of Hi Individual contractors are busy I'oml brouylU ui> to (jrnilo, Clipper served an American BrcaK- »*» •••.«*— ^"'>-><z~™-".^-"^^-<*~»-"~~ —fast-but we had to eat it in sec--while a good bit of the world goes by outside his window, Jean Grnff lions. At the height we were flying, CI j p|)e ,.. s com fortaWe chairs . . . "tidies up" liefore a meal . . . feel; coffee takes a long time to make , .. AUiml | c . Grains relaxes in one of the Atlnntlc feels perfectly at home thousands ot so we started on orange juice, and bread and jam, went to cereal, moved up en the sausages and bacon. After a- while the coffee came along and we drank it eagerly. We were pretty hungry. ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME—IN THE SKY Before coming to breakfast I changed my clothes'and some of us shaved in the men's lounge, and here the Clipper ,gave us three ,*(N ( pleasant surprises. ''•' First, the water was really hot Second, one could shave • without encountering the usual Pullman train lurch that can leave you with half, a cheek scraped off. Third, as you shaved, you cculd look out and sec simshaftcd • clouds a mile below, i After breakfast I sat by a window, occasionally interrupting my reveries to listen to the crew's, factual reports on position and i speed. I learned to knsw some } of the ship's signals by watching the lights over the door warning of landings and .takeoffs. Whenever we hit bumpy, air I habitually buckled on my safety belt. 1 . I smoked only in the-main, lounge Presently I strolled through the ; central "corridor listening to Ihe j Veteransv'oT-'aif. travel agreed witTr * iny amateur's •e'xiiltalipn over the trip. I i boasted of having seen an niiusual Venus refraction over the eastern horizon before dawn. It > gave a beaconlike illusion as it blinked red and while alternately. It' seime'd to be .eternity's stop- and-go signal. . "LAND HO!"— IT'S PORTUGAL While resting, : members of the crew told incredible tales of air travel through the greater part of the world. Some would be seeing friends in China or South America on their next trip. Nevertheless they failed to .undermine my excitement. Tliis weekend will do me a lifetime. • • •. . After lunch, my lack of sleep, the overstimulation of Ihe trip and the ceaseless drone of the motors forced me to slip into my berth where I lay between silk sheets. On the clipper you lie in a barth with your feet "facing" the aisle The motors were near but their smooth.-.rhylhm .put me to sleep far three hours. N When I awakened I was lost, unable to identify the time or place |> until I heard the cry cf "Land ho!" I dressed quickly and caught my first glimpse of the cliffs of Portugal jutting darkly under fleecy clouds, of liners and freighters trailing.wispy smoketoils .near the shore. ANOTHER STOP' ON "ROUTINE" TRIP As we steered up the Tagus river, the mistral bucked and wobbled the slowing Clipper. But I had come too'far to be frightened. Touching' the .rough waters we bounced twice, then settled sorely and idled up the Tagus past warships, a fortress, submarines, many yachts, rowboats and factories. White and tan buildings slood on the shelving banks and narrow streets jammed with automobiles ran beside them. .--jk This colorful old Lisbon, " with its homing fishwives who carried supplies on their heads like packhorses, its scores of swarthy urchins who swarmed everywhere and flirted with death in front ol cars, its modem downtown hotel where we spent the night. As we entered the customs after landing, I turned and looked back at the gigantic air chariot silent at her mooring. Her routine performance had shamed the wildest fancies. I couldn't ccme down to earth I had just been given .a place at Columbus' feet. Women Fugitives From Ohio Prison ommtttce'is the Lee amendment o the Bankhcad-Jones act, which, i eltcct, would apply PIIA mort- age-Insurance,, principles to the arm-purchase program to the ex- ent of $350,000,000. Fifty-two senators have signed he bill an co-authors, rendering Senate approval virtually certain Prospects in the House, lliougl ess bright, are still encouraging completing eltilit of the nine sub nontanc tunnels started'by Van- eruilt, knocking the tops oil mailer hills and filling and span- itng valleys. When they have finished, motor •chicles will be able to uo from the eastern .seaboard Inio the Middle West on a moderate-level nearly straight four-lane highway—and, Incidentally, the steel mills and bl- .umliioiis coal fields o( the Pittsburgh area will be easily accessible lo shipyards on ^ the tidewater. Work lo Ki'cililrc Year Grading and drainage has readied the point where concrete lay- Ing contracts will bo awarded during Hie summer. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission .anticipates that the project will be completed only dressing lo complete, Vanderbilt WHS ont-ucncraled by the Pennsylvania. According to a contemporary history of transportation, Vandcr- blll received reports that the Pennsylvania was beginning work on ,a road closely paralleling his "Black Diamond Houte" and Immediately sought a conlorence with Penn sylvanla officials. Following ll confercnce, which was held on Morgan's yacht, Vanderbllt reportedly sent this message to construction chiefs on the'South Penn opcrn- Tire costs go down, when you buy Lee Tires at Phillips 66 stations. You get guaranteed first-line quality at lower first cost. And thereafter you Ket lower cost per mile ... because Lee builds longer wear into these tough- treaded tires with the extra- strengtli carcass. Ask your Phillips 66 Dealer about prices... truih'-in allowance ,,.easy-pay plan...and tho, 12-iuonths' road ha/ard guarantee. Senator Josh Lee of Oklahoma originator of the bill, believes tha ilUmately it would get something ike two-thirds of the nation's {en- ant and share-crop farmers back rfn land of their own. That is a large order; as he remarks, 42 per cent of American farms today arc tenant farms, with the percentage far higher in some states. In Mississippi for instance, it is 69 per cent; In Alabama, G4; In Senator Lee's own Oklahoma it is 01'. Even In Iowa and Nebraska It Is slightly higher than 40. Under the existing law, the sec • retaiy of agriculture is authorized by the middle of 1040. The work, supervised by, the commission created by the 1031 Pennsylvania legislature ftt the Insistence of former Oov. Cleorgc II. Earlc's "Little- l>!e\v Deal" Administration, Is being financed by n $20,100,000 1'WA grant and a $35,1100,000 Reconstruction p IH a n c c Corporation loan. The latter. Is secured by revenue bonds to be liquidated through tolls. After the bonds arc liquidated 'the express route will, become pail of the state's free highway system. ...The project was attached b businessmen In towns along lh I two old cast-west highways and 1 reiary 01 agncuuure is aumi>u*.i:« i two old casi-wcst, niynways umi i lo make direct loans to tenants j W as thought for a time that th and share-croppers to buy farms The Lee bill would authorize the insurance of mortgages up to $350,- prcscnl Republican administrate would oppose It. '"• Gov. Arthur H. James, howcve "Engineering: Pack up. Your ervlccs will not bo required after Nov. I." It wns said that VaiulerbllL's ibrupt surrender to the Pennsyl- anla 1 threw Carnpglo Into a rage, but Vanderbllt held the controlling literal hi the Sontli I'enii Com>any and his decision slood. The ensuing 52 years saw a gradual disintegration of the partly completed work, some of the tnn- icls crumbled and all of them be came flooded Australia To Mechanize Artillery Throughou CANBERRA, Australia (UP) — Plans have been adopted for ere atlng (he speediest mechanise army In the world. This will be ai tallied by filling all artillery trail crs and carriages of other em with pneumatic.wheels insurance of mortgages up to 533U,- ••; Gov. Arthur H. James, howcve wiininicumiuio.wni.Tis. 000,000 in three years. The tenant'-(ilsperied such 'conjecture by rtn-1 Although tho e^sl wllll be giea ould make his own deal, and— uounclng he would extend "every' II will give Australia's mechanize t.~ii. !.,, „.-,,! 1.1 p. rlnnl i« n*-A r> \rn\r- ..„_.. _~,, 11,,., I n i\, n r>A.iiirnl_ ni'lllV l\\I* K\,\'n\ Pl?itl InlvnUlfXlTP flf Authorities widen hunt for 33-year-old Vehna West, top left, notorl ous hammer slayer of husband, and three companions who escape women's reformatory at Marysville, O. Other fugitives arc: Vir ia Brawdy, top right; Mary Ellen Richards, lower left; and Flor chce Shelinc, lower right. Mrs. West had been model prisoner. BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON both he and his deal were okay- by an FSA county committee— ic government would simply guar- ilee his mortgage. He could get > to 40 years to pay, and the iaper would bear 3 per cent in- erest. IIANCE FOR ARM YOUTH Actually, says Senator Lee, this J50,000,000 wouldn't be a direct utlay by the government. Most f the mortgages, he believes, would >rove good, fro is especially cn- lusiastic about the prospect cn- bling ambitious farm youngsters themselves on their Thousands of these young pco- )le, he points out, come up through he 4-H clubs equipped with ft bil of good livestock, boundless energy HULILlCllLg 111; \\UULU L.^LLlllI WYtiJ '« 1'..^ t,»u . ..." -..-. proper cooperation to the Pcnnsyl- , army the strategic ' i o establish wn farms. vanla .Turnpike Commission completion of the highway." •He said the project would benefit "both Ihe United Slates and Pennsylvania by furnishing an all- weather highway through Ihe natural barrier of .Ihc Appalachian \tounlnlns — a highway which vould be of great military impor- ance In the event of war." - ,T:imcs Answers Grilles Countering the contention of ncrchants and hotelinen on other cross : slatc highways flint the rond would result in u drastic redlstri- jution of traffic, James said: "Similar reasoning could be ap- >lied to virtually any major Im- ..... - , of for speed Ihrec lime? greater than possesses o dale Hits rtcgicc mobility In moving cui'S'will .ci nance greatly the national deTcns an aptitude for farm work and ai irdent desire lo buy farms, ,gc married and become indcpendcn Tanners. He figures they arc first rate risks. Some of the big Insurance com panics arc likely to approve th bill. In many cases they have ha' No slnlclnH 'fecHn'g 'for Jean Scl- lell ot Pliilnfleld, N. J., pictured n play on LUlo beach «t Oslia, Italy. 'Buoyant Jean wears Italy's newest swim style—cork bathing suit which Is practical, ""*' attractive.^ ' on Ahnen Pitches Bobo Men Back On Top - , .- . / ' ; ' "Dulch" ' Von Alinen, forme ilyihcvllle Olanl, again- hurlc rort, Smith.Into the lead in 1 eaiiiic yesterday after pulling 11 anie stvint only u few nights ag Von Ahncn Avcul In as a relic illcher and limited Snlinii to threi ills to send Manager llcrsch .iouos team back on top aftci cmporary 'relapse. Complete Line (if WESTINGHOUS^ ELECTRIC Ranges and Water-Heaters WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP Phone lit onc Insurance farms on Us ty, for Instance, company has COO hands. Both Senator Lee and the FSA people figure the insurance companies wouldn't mind getting a lo of those farms oil their hands If they knew they wouldn't lose by It uni 111 nmiij «>.-*:;, »^i "'»i- •>•• FSA figures' that the average to go Into the farming business on price of a family-shed farm, the a big scale; in an Oklahoma coun- country over, Is $5000 BY BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington . Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 20.—One of the big things the New Deal was going to do—back in its green and promising days—was to solve the farm-tenant problem. It diagnosed the disease, describ- d the symptoms copiously, and et to work, entrusting the task to le Farm Security Administration. ut the Bankhead-Jones farm len- nt act. with which it equipped "SA to do the job, didn't go far nough. Under the first year of that act, FSA was able to put just 1800 land- ess farmers on farms ot their Rumanians Like Bagpipes DUNDEE, Scotland tUP) — William Ramsay, 17-year-old cham- *pion boy pi]»r, has left Dundee i'by plane for Bucharest, where h will teach Rumania boys to pla the bagpipes. Ramsay was invilte< to Rumania by, the Rumania: Youth Movement to teach mem bers the art of playing the pipe; In England a dessert is called sweet, , _ ; own. Tins year it hopes lo raise' that number to 7000. It figures the maximum number it can liari' die under the act at 12,000 a year. Meanwhile, it estimates thai, the number of tenant fanners and share-croppers is increasing at 40.000 a year—which leaves PSA much in the position of the cat that tried to get out of a well by jumping up two feet and sliding back three on each leap. AMENDMENT HOLDS PROMISE Now, at last, there is a fair chance that a real, two-handed ef- Pantry Shelves Full of Ants? Here's how 10 cct rid ol thflm. 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