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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 26, 1939
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DLYTHEV1LLK,. (AKKJ COURIER NEWS THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ; >• , -v , THE UOUEUH ranra tx>. ' • .;:•,- .- a. w. HADWS, p«*inher ,~ '•, . ^J, GRAHAM 60DBURY, Editor *' BMCOK/ F. NOJUUB, Advertising Manner M» Jtattacfel Adrwtttac Dtlliei, IDC, Ntw Tort, cbk*(0, D*- IxwK, DdlM,' K^OMI Ctty, Mtmphk Bray Altenuxn Except Sunday -" Bittred u. teccbd clas matte- »t the pojt- •fflec «t BIythevUle, Artun^i, under »ct of \ Goocnw, October », U17, , Serred 1»T th« United Prw» ; SUBSCRIPTION RATSS , Bjr evrier in Uie City of BlyUieville, Ita per •«ck, or «5o per month. .By mall, within a ridlus of 60 miles, MOO per ttu, 1 1.50 for six months, 75c for three monUu; by mall in postal lones two to «lx Inclusive, $S.M 4 per year; !n zones seven and ettbt, HOJDO per year, payable In advance. One Reason Why Recovery Lags The world can never aUalu prosperity- as long as it is kept dangling in u state of suspense, staggering from crisis to crisis like ;\ drunken idiot. Here is a little story that may show to Americans, who, after all, foci somewhat remote from Europe's troubles, ijust what this state of means, in concrete terms. An Englishman was lellin'g the story, an intelligent and well-informed Englishman who was quite calm about it all, and related it > without a sign of panic. lie and his wife had been thinking of installing a new hot water in their, little cottage on the outskirts of 'London, lie said. The amount involved was about ?25, but tlml was an imporlant item in the family budget. The new heater was not absolutely necessary, but nn improvement they both wanted very much' to install. They considered the situation. "What," they unite calmly considered, "if the bombeis come ovei some night? We are warned. We save our lives by the dugout. But our little house is "blown to smithereens, or burned. This " might very possibly happen any night; piactically without warning. Then .with our house goes our new heater and our -?25. "Would it not perhaps be better to lav by,the $25? If we wcio Ilius deprived of our homo and becamcf just two more, of a wild mob of desperate' refugees trokk'ing wearily tbwlmj the country districts and comparative safety,'wouldn't the $25 be doing us more good if we had it in our pockets and might buy with it some dcspenitely- needed food or clothing?" They decided on putting by the ?25. Quite soberly they weighed the chances, quite soberly they decided, that their,$25 was worth more to Ihein as a defense against such a desperate emergency than it was in the. form of a comfort which needed some assurance of permanence to be realized. Does it sound fantastic? Not at all. This was the deliberate decision of two excellent, intelligent, sensible, iinpan- icky people of London. Multiply their decision by similar dc- 'cisions of millions of families throughout Europe, and no doubt of some even in the United Stales. Watch the lipples of these decisions enveloping the entile economic woikl. Now imagine what it would moan to world trade if all these millions of little decisions wore made the other way —if these people, feeling secure and OUT OUR WAY safe, would decido_)ianvmlly, and buy what they need pud want. And then you get some idea of what the militarists and glory-hunters arc doing to the world, Publication in this column ot editorials from other newspapers do<* not neceiwrtly tnean endorsement but U an, tcknowltdgoc&t U Interest in the subjects dlscuaud. > Television's Worries The Radio M.inufaclitrcjs Association, convened at Chicago-, looks sourly on the commcr- clnl future of television. And well It mny. Though the imnges sept nnd received are acceptable, n transmitter has a range of only fifty or sixty miles even when'mounted on Uip of (he Empire State or Chrysler Building. To blanket the country with visual entertainment through a nntlonal 'hook-iin Involves the crec-' (Ion of perhaps several Immimi stations, cadi costing from $100.000 lo $500,000. Interconnection cnn lie achieved by short-wave radio, but engineers prefer Ihc conxinl cable, which costs nboiil $5,000 a mile, with nt least 00,000 miles needed. Assuming (hat some inexpensive way of hooking up flalionr, will uldmntely be evolved, there still remains the obstacle of slucllo costs. The worst film play Hint the public will tolerate costs about $1,000 n minulc In screen-time. Probably $5.COO n nihiiitc is the average for a good screen piny, nut the most that a national liook-iip now costs Hie advertiser Is nboiit $600 n minute, "which leaves n satisfactory profit for the broadcasting company. Television studio costs will hove to be brought down to about $50D a minute if ordinary broadcasting is any criterion! How tlml mirncic is to be performed in the face of Hollywoo'cl'^ long exijcrfencc and the public's demand for 'high-priced actors and elaborate Binge settings, no economic soothsayer will venliire lo predict. British experience Indicates Hint, the public is not. satisfied wllh mere sketches. It, wonts full-length plays—a new one every twenty-four hours if possible. And this means a producllon cost of $300,000 n day...The gross business of the two leading sound-broadcasting companies amounts only lo nboiil $90,000,000 a year, which is barely enough to produce SCO-hbur-long lele- vlslon pluys on n Hollywood scnle, wllh nothing iilloivcd for research costs, huge Investments In electrical equipment, heavy expenditures for maintenance and technical operation. Hollywood never hnd.'to reckon wllli anything like the iiroduc'livity that television win demand from authors, actors, engineers, set de- 'slgncrs, property men, make-up experts, stage directors nnd costumers. No radio mmmfacliirer now believes that the snie of scls nlone can'pay Ihe cost of television. Nor does he expect imich from the turnover in tubes, •thbugli n (devisor now has about twenty. It Is the advertiser who must pay. Bnt will he? And cnn he? Tha present cautious broadcasting of only two television progrnm- hnurs n week will not answer definitely, liathcr will it reveal how strong is (lie public demand for television nnd hence (he potentialities ot •.advertising. It is the established system of providing entertainment nt the expense of "sponsors" thnl Is actually being tested—not television Itself. —New York Times. SO THEY SAY I think this third term opposition is n bit of political hokum.—Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickcs. ' * * * The real reason that he (Lewis) docs not wnut (labor) pence Is because peace would auto- mnlically end his niitocrnllc control over a minority group in organized labor.—William Green. * * * II is not enough, to defend the sUtus quo against reaction. Rcaclton must be defeated by destroying (hose evils In our present system which nude 11 possible.—Itabbl A. H. Silver'of Clcvdnnd. . MONDAY,. JUNE 26,-. 1939 SIDE GLANCES by Calbrarth . r.n. ata.ti.«.p<r.Off. ( N "Jl's iliis kind of .weather when my rheumatism catches me right here i« Hie small of the back." >,,. THIS CURIOUS WORLD BFyer ^ 0anm SHONE , BRItSHTUy AS THE MOON, WE VyOLJLD •SET AS AAUCH LIGHT AS THE <3ives. WHAT SHLDOM EATS FOO D wrn-pur FIRST WASH- f ING IT JN WATERS, f \S SO IXIAAAED BECAUSE A BLOOD- LIKE JUICE FLOWS WHEN THE ROCT- STALX IS BROKEN. cent. i»» o»uu SERVICE. i i.». BIO. u. s. r*r. orp. ANSWER: The raccoon. If w.ilcr is hear ;il linhrt,' (he animnl visually will carry any food to it nnd wash it'thoroughly. It is this habit which gives .Ihe raccoon its Latin liamc'of "lolor," mean- in" "a washer." • . " • • ' ing NEXT; Bl-focal eyes. ' t. >-- Huge Field of Peonies Blossoms in Missouri SAFICOXIE, Mo. (UP)—Missouri nursery men worked over time here to dispose of Ihe largcsl field of peonies In the world. More tlinn 1M acres tossed (heir multi-colored heads In the breezes ] of early summer. In the nexl. few weeks thousands • from Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas' Will visit (he fields which dare, in color from snow white to deep fed. , The fields were ' covered -\dth 3,500 to 5;000 'plants per acre which yielded anyivhcrc from 20,000 to 25,010'flowers."History of the fields has been traced lo 18BO 'when, according ' (o c. C. ' Wiles, listings were found ' In tlie catalogues issued ty his falhcr. .The sim radiates • more energy in a second thnir (he 1 earth receives in GO years. I DON'T KNOW Gt.TTIN' TH'MATTER WITH ME! I CANT HIT A THING -HE'S STRUCK THAT'S NO PROBLEM VOU'RE TRVING TO KNOCK HIM OUT OF TH' SOX TO GET EVEW WITH HIM --YOU'RE PLAYlN' FOR REVENGE AND YOU'RE GOIN' DOWN-HE'S FLAVIN' FOR LOVE OF THE: SAME AMD is GCKN' UP.' "\VHOM THE SODS WOULD THE FALllivJO STAR By J. R. Williams OUR. BOARDING HOUSE will,L Major Hooplc EGAD, PERCY/ THERE'S SAYTEK -, ec31MKIlMQ HS TWILIGHT BOTAWICAL OPER ATIOKIS.' AS S OOM AS TH E O<J SK SETTLES SOMEWUKT WE'LL GIVE Mi,v\ SOMETHltJQTO SETHIS'EAPS AFLAME ~~MAR-KUMPH.'FO«OMce VVE CAW BLAsrOUR NOXfOOs WEK3H8OR AUOBS SORE OP HAVIMQ THE LAST WORD/ HMM.' WOW YOU WOULD EM3OY .Trie PLOT; PERCY, IP MXJ WEREMT A MERE VEMTRLCXJUIST'S PUMMY/ ' -' 'iriiji'mii I'LL COkJCEAL MVSEtF ANO PLACE PERCYOM THE' FBNCE-^HAK/' VJAK/—^-VVMTIIUTIL. BAXTER HEARS THE. . CROfCe MORSEL CF GOSSIP X HAVS PREPARED FOR" PERCY ~7D cbMVEY TO Ml AA—~-Ti-IEPJ£ / BARTER H^S CIS- COVE REP A WEED AMD IS' ABOtJT TO EXTRACT ITv^.THlS IS OURCHAMCE/ •in • KHDIIffi IJOOK '-' OUT; BAXTER,/ > AMBUSH SERIAL STORY BRIDE ON A BUDGET BY JANET DORAN- me. YfilrrJnri Hurl «nd Iri« ft on Jkflr liuiieyuiouii, «p c j,d lavl.kly. Iliirt meet* u llfrguurd »»4 Ultra klm l,ut lite froniii on the acquaintance MI bcu«alh them, CHAPTER X r£UK third'week ol their honeymoon vacation, Bart received a long telegraphic night letter from BriUon, the new man managing jlie shop during Ills absence. It was the (liing he had dreaded nil along, fully expected. The budget customers were defaulting payments. During his absence, they were neglecting their contract obligations. They went home at once, though Iris protested tearfully. They were having such fun, they'd never had such fun before, had they? And they might not have any vacation at all next year! Why did Ihey have to go home a whole week early? "It's only four days early, dear. Business. I have to get back at once." And he thought, 'if I default that bank payment, there'll he fines. I can't even make (he interest, if they don't make up (lie back payments.' And his disgust over credit, its abuses and misuses mounted. It was beautifully cool for September, and Iris decided to give a dinner party to celebrate their home-coming. She didn't have to report back for work until Monday morning, and it was only Friday. They had been home ever since late the afternoon before. And Bart had stayed at the shop going over things with Britton and Stevens until alter midnight. He was going to work every night this week. He was, that is, until Iris sprung the dinner parly without warning, Satur- 'day night. 13nrl turned to Die bathroom, rebellion warring all over his serious young face. He had ten days overtime on the books and accounts, a week of hard work getting out special letters and correspondence on tlie delinquent accounts. He was tired, irritable, nervous. And of all people he knew, he cared least to see that night, the Neglcys, Hammonds, and Trents. * it "TIUS, have you any money at all saved?" Bart, asked, coming in to tie his tie while Iris completed last minute touches to her loilel. She had on a new powder blue chiffon gown purchased 'that very afternoon, and lie grinned a little, watching her-prcen. "Where would I gel two dimes to save, Bart? You know I haven't. Why?" ' '" : •' $. "I'm in a bad jam; need'some ready cash in a hurry, dear, that's all." He looked at the new dress then, realized he'hadn't wen it before, . • '. "Kevr dress, Iris?" .' She shook her .head quickly. Put her mirror down hastily, but not in time to cover the little shop lag his Quick eye detected; "Not new," Bart said slowly. Picking up the mirror, staring at the price-tag; $19.50, marked down from $25. "Of course its new, Bart. I didn't want to tell you because you make such a scene every time I buy so much as a pair ol stockings." "I see." He looked at the long rod running the length of the closcf, packed with her lovely clothes. "They're all new, Iris," he said heavily, "I . . , I should have known." Then suspicion laid cruel fingers at the throat of his reason, "Are (hey all paid for, Iris?" Frightened, she shook her head. 'SNol .... quite ... all paid for, Bart." And when he was still, Jelling the awful import of that sink in, "Bart don't you tinder- stand? I haven't done anything wrong, I've done no different than I've always done. I buy all my things this way. I always have. Since long before I met you. It . . . it's the only way girls who work like I do can hava nice things." "Nice things. You had to have clothes fit for a society girl, on wages that were capable of,buying only a working girl's wardrobe, Iris. You . . . never told inc. You didn't want me to Know. All this time, you kept me from finding out." "Eart, it isn't wrong! Just he- cause it isn't your, way, doesn't make it wrong! There can be more than one right way o{ doing things—there is." "Debts, time payments, budget books. Living beyond our means —so far beyond we're paying lor living three months ago in installments, now. Running wifh n crowd of shallow, extravagant, spendthrift morons because you think it's smart, because you think they're smart." "Bart, hush! They're . . . coming. Bart, you can't spoil my dinner like this! With an awful, stupid scene." * .-* * T.TE turned and walked out. Not -"-"•tying his tie. Not taking hat, coat or anything. He walked past the Negleys, and the Hammonds coming down the hall and he didn't speak to any of them. Jusf nodded and kept on going. Like a man in,,a,.trance, Ho said. Like a drunk,ijslmply glazed, Yolanda shrilled. I "Bart's furious with•.ir\e," Ins' explained brightly, her color a bit high, ana her voice shrill, "but )ve'Jl go right ahead." They did. 'They went through the perfect dinner Iris had assembled with the aid ot-Martha Lcv- vit, a litllc colored girl who cooked and cleaned by the hour. They laughed and joked and wisecracked their ..way through $12 worlh of wonderful dinner. Ttyen nothing would do but' Iris must come along with them to the club dance. • * * AT 12, when she said goodby • to Yolanda and Ho, outside her door Dart had not yet 'returned. At 12:30, she stopped trying to stay awake any longer. She did not hear him come in, quietly, shoes in one hand lest he disturb her. Or hear him undress carefully and slip into his own bed without turning on the light. When she awoke in the morning, he was gone, hut the coffee kept hot over the low flame on the , gas plate, and the remains of his i hasty breakfast proved he had been home. At noon, when she telephoned tlie shop, Bart wasn't in. So with Ellen Kent, Iris lunched at the Chocolate Shop, having an exciting lime after all/ despite their lack of husbandly escort. "I'm simply jittery with nerves, Ellen," Iris confided over impeach ice cream, "you know that fur coat sale down at Beldin's? Well Jhere was a mink coat there, a perfect treasure of a cost . . ." "Was?" Ellen asked, laughing. Because she .knew Iris so thoroughly. "Was is right. It's mine now, Ellen. When I get it all paid for. But what's driving me into nerves is the fear Bart will find put. He'd be simply fit to be tied if he knew." "Then why. take the coat, Iris? It you know- he'll be so furious," "You don't understand,' Ellen. . This is a bargain—one to a life-" time kind of bargain. I simply had to have it. My winter coat is all worn out, and I'd be silly to pass up an opportunity like that. Only Bart thinks business is so bad. That is, it's good but he hates having his business all in time payments, and he thinks it's terrible." "•Maybe lie's right, Iris.", •. "Maybe nothing. I got the coat. Wait till you see jt. Only he'll know, now, because, he found out about the oilier things I got on budget payments." . "Well if the coat is worth the worry and trouble, why bother?" "In that coal," Iris breathed softly, "I feel like a 'princess or a queer!.' T feel—precious, Ellen. I' feel rich, secure, sheltere'd." I feel—wanted."..'.;" ".'"~ ."""" J. (f o Be :Continued) . Old Editions Of Manila Paper Turn Back Memory's 'Pages' For Residents MANILA, Ark., June 26.--In this aimed nt very good friends. One advanced age modern facilities rjf read, "W. W. Shaver who has gone rnnsportatlon decrease disturbs on a vacation to his people re- Inlly nntl even time is dismissed turned Tuesday alone. He is either vith merely a shrug of an impa- not a good coaxer or else he .lent shoulder. But to those' who)thought Arkansas has some brigiit :ause in rclrospcction for n mo- jintelligent girls ami one might be iient. Mrs. Eva Caraway Teague mil Byrl McHcnry of Manila have ,vrn cdilion.s of an early home- «intcd newspaper very aptly call'(1 "The Manila Outlook," which evivc old memories. Perusal of these edilioiis brin^ jack rond memories to .the older •eaclcr. The Outlook was a weekly :aper edited nnd owned by Mr. 1. A. Hand, who, • judging from liree two editions, printed cxact- y whtit he thought. The two cdi- ions bear dates ot August 22, 1Q13 md September Ji, 1013. At thnl lime transportation was ixcccdingly difficult, but the Mack Sogcrs Furniture Company "ran'' MI advertisement (o induce people icrc to purchase furniture and snrpeU in the "only exclusive iirnilure store'' in Blythcville. The Mack Rogers Company paid .(he might . persuaded to join her fate with his." ' "The weather is so dry .that some people don't wash their feet. We hcjie the rain will come soon so there will be a foot washing." (Mr. Hand didn't write that perhaps some of the loafers could possibly have their feet perched on his desk. •!' "Capl. Shell, J. p. Slsk, c. McMichael and W. A. Murchison, 3)1 of Blythevilje, visited here this \ycek" In tivo personal items Mr. Hand refused to print names. He slated: "Two of our young bloods were sowing wild oals in Memphis last week x . . . Also last week some of the citizens helped open the road to Buffalo creek. Some of ilfi leaders didn't know how to use a shovel." charges, loo. This ndvcr-. "Pat Kelly, one of the odd 50- '.iEcmcnt appeared in the upper left iuses whose tateit.<; are often unhand corner of (he front page, appreciated, strayed Into Manih Tor convenience of patrons lisrcland gave an exhibition of what rrcsby !he "Outlook" also carried n (ime he could do by imitating a brass W..'G.,'able for the old J. L. G. &' E. R.jbnnd. Anyone who can "ought lo annun (die eld logging train later sec him. He is at-Gulp and Ad- inindcd citizen as well as the charitable citizens with an item" 01187 gestlng the "Outlook" be sutacnb- ed to not alone' to help "The Old Man" but to keep the city progressing. The Manila "Outlook" was discontinued soon afterwards and Mr. Hand died a few years later. Ten Years Ago Today June 20, 1033. :Afesdamcs Allan Walton, Marvin Robinson,.Jimmie Bqjd, W. M. Mc- Kcnzic, E. .C. Patten, W. H. Min- i'ard. ana Miss Grace Webb were guesls of Mrs. W: p. ciiamblin Jr., Tuesday when she also entertained the Luncheon club.,which she a member. Members of. the -Tuesday Bridge club and llnce guests, Mrs. R. N. Ware Jr., and her houscsuest, Miss' gk Berla Paul of Clarksrialn. Miss. P and Paul of Clark-stole, Miss., ~ Mrs. Ruth Maiian were,the iold to (he Frisco). The Numbers am s." Two and Four 'trains traveled cast sit 8:51 a.m. and 4:01 p.m. and the west bound trains ran at 7:M i.m. ami 2:55 p.m. In n news item George R. Brown :f the Little Rock Board of TraJe estimated (he Arkansas cotton crop for (he year'IflU-would lie about 900,000 bales while an cdi- lorial "Mr. E. L. Caraway and Prof. guests, of Mrs. .Hunter Sims, for the usual weekly party of the Tuesday Bridge club. . Dana R. Gibson cf St.. Louis, is visiting his sister in • law, Mrs. Charles Alford and her br;lhcr, Robcrl Shirley. • ... . Mrs. -C.. M. Gray, secretary of Ihe Arkansas Presbyterinl of the Presbyterian churchj is In Montreal. where she. is attending an nual •• conference of the higher officers of the church. ; Tim Hcndricks. Mississippi county. c:roncr, was carried from. the Jesse A. Owcnsby have just .re-!Baptist hospital in Memphis where (urncd from Little Rock where! he has been undergoing treatment they have been working In the, for two weeks (o his home in this interest of (tie Manila school." "We understand," Mr. Hand .re-, lates. "that through the cfTprts ef these gentlemen the Manila school board has succeeded in establish- orial cnnicd an appeal to (he ing a slate high school for Ma- '\Visc Farmer" to grow a fair'riila." (Mr. Caraway, who died 'amount • ot hogs, chickens, and j three years ago, Was the brother crcps while his corn and|0f the laic Senator T. H. Caraway city today by. n Cobb ambulance. Ostrich Slaughter Rises " With Demand for Pells CAPETOWN,''South'Africa tUP/ —Because Cnly dusters m'car 05- cther . _^ _ _^. 1L J1 A it U L..«....., cotton are growing. ."If you place land was also the Inventor of the'| l;rich feat hers-now, half a mlllkn all your eggs iii one basket," 'the 1 embossed license'plates'which'cari ostriches have teen slaughtered in plea read, "and that basket falls,'ry the Imprint of the'state- on "--"—--• — • - - •-• -•• you lose (ha whole 'caboodle but If most of the state's automobile you divide them into several bas-1 plates. Mr. Caraway was the father kcts and one of (he baskets [jets of the .present post-mistress. ^caching was held the.First and Fourth Sunday in each month til the Baptist church, according to an advertisement in the "Outlook", nev. S. P. Wright was iias- tor and W. U Thompson . was ;,u upset you still have the others led" Mr. Hnnd also hit the "county fathers" n Up wilh "We have seen Ihe picture of the new court house at Osccola. elected at our expense. _ II Is a beautiful building costing Jperinleiident. Mr. Thompson Is sttll $87,820,000. We don't believe the connected with the church, child Is born yet who will live long Several of the professional imd enough to see the building paid J business men. advertised in the for. We don't think a town, co;m- "Outlook," among them were Carty, or state ought to go in debt.»niUiers Drug Store, W. E. Green, It Is generally the poor man who'Dr. Dciiton. I. H. Argo. mid C. W. pays." - iTIpIon. Mr. Green still operates j Mr. Hand also conducted a "psr- a grocery store and d. w. Tipton sonal' 1 column. Some of them con- Is owner of the New Theatr6. lained a loucli of personal wit 1 Mr. Hand appealed to the civlc- the Karroo district of south Africa in the past fdur years. ' Ostrich feathers at one time brought an income <f $10.000,050 to the Union. While feathers, which brought $100 and more a pound in the boom days before the World War,-can hardly be s:ld now at 50 cents a pound. But as feathers have gone dfcwn skins, have gone, up, and now ostrich skins are selling at 4125 each. • " -•• - • i':fe. So the farmers are killing ostriches lor. their skins, which nre suit to Britain. France and Ihe United Stales- to be made into fancy leather gocds. The ostrich farms of the Karroo are givin» place to fields of lucerne and vineyards. ;

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