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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 27, 1939
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TIB BLYTHEV ILL* COURIER MEWS - >• mews oo. ' ' t tf> ,'{- BXW. HAINES, PriMMat , „*&,*. J. GRAHAM 6UDBUBY, Editor/ ' ft BAMUZL F. NOBRIS, Adve'rtlslnj Manager , i DtlUet, toe,, New York, Chicago, De"SC Lo«Lv IMlu, KUUM City, Memphto. ; PubUibed Ewry Afternoon Except Bund*? ;,Entered is lecoml'ciaBs mttter »t the po*t- •mce lit BtythertU*,' Arfcuut, uttder art of Congress, October 9, 1917. ' Served by tlfq United Prm ; > , - - ', SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier Iri tJie City of Bljlhevliie, 16o per 'i«e^, or S5c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »300 per year, I! 50 for six months, 76c for tliree months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, M.50 per year; In zones seven and el(ht, 110.00 per year, payable In advance. A Bounce for Two Common Fallacies Now that every man is his own ceon- -, omist, and even the dumbest of us ' never hesitates a minute lo work out liis'own particular remedy for our eco, uomic ills, it might be just as well to note two very common fallacies which . were badly bounced around recently. One: that wage-earners are gnuhml- • ly getting a smaller and smaller share of the national income as great fortunes pile up. ^ Two: That advertising so greatly increases the cost of goods that things -, would be cheaper if they were not advertised. , A ' great many people assume the truth of one' or the other of these hypotheses without worrying much about whether they are true or not. But both' questions have been carefully studied recently, and the results . o'f the studies are interesting. First, Secretary of Commerce Harry Hopkins had a thorough study made of where the national income went in 1938. And this was the conclusion: that the wage-earners' share was the greatest of'any year since any calcula- , tion began to be made of the national income. Dividends, that is, the reward of in. vested capital, fell off one-third JYom 1937. Wages paid to employes in 1938 fell off.T-per cent from 1937, due more to reduced employment than to reduc- _ tiqns in pay. But the share of the wage-earner reached a new" all-time --high,of 07.3 per rent. In short, the entire national income was -down 18 billions 1'rom the 1929 peak, though it lias been raised GO per cent from the depression low. But of that reduced income, the wage-earner got a bigger share .than ever before. . -, Second, tlie Twentieth Century Fund, which has been studying distribution problems, found that the cost of advertising is far less than many have supposed. The cost actually is from a small fraction of 1 per cent to a maximum of about 18 per cent. On many widely-advertised products it was infinitesimal, and the average for all goods was set at less than 3 per cent of the cost of the final purchaser.. The cost, for instance, in cigarels selling at 14 .cents was just over a half cent a package. A widely adverlibod soft . drink put less than 16/100tlis of a cent's woith of advertising into each live-cent glass. A standard breakfast food paid 3/10ths of-a cent for a 15- ccnt package. Obviously, when the wider distn- OUT OUR WAY KLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COUIUEK NEWS bution, with consequent lower production costs is balanced against such small percentage expenditures as these, a good argument could be made that advertising had actually reduced the cost to the final consumer. That's one handicap of vis amateur economists. We so often start off front, (he wioug information that it's no wonder if we sometimes wind up behind some eight-ball on' the pool table of economic theory, s No Joking Not even the smart-aleck intellectuals aic as icady as. they used to be to make jokes about Rolary and other service clubs. The reasons arc two: first, such clubs have attained n maturity and dignity which perhaps sonic of them lacked in their early days. And second, the ideal of good-will and simple friendship among men is more precious than it used to he, because there is so little bf it. The recent convention of Rotary International «l Cleveland was marked by a dignity and sincerity that'imrpcssed all who were in touch with it. And the ideal that personal friendships and contacts between men of many lands may help'lead the world back to peace is something to. which men turn with a desperate eagerness in these days. Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but, Is an aclcnowledgiMnt of interest In the'subjects discussed. General Liability Versus •* Revenue Bonds Memphis is boi rowing $17,000,«!0 for the purchase of the Memphis, Light and Power Company piopcillcs .ami after iccclvlng bids for both Bcnnnl liability and revenue, bonds the lowest scncml liability offer was accepted, with n saving in, Interest, coit that mil'amount lo $B55,TO ovorUhe 30 year life of Hie debt. The City Commission split (hiee-to-two on this decision. Speaking for the minority, Mayor Ovciton objected that the sale of liability bonds, backed by [be In.xlng povvct IN, well as the gas and electric revenues, would unncccssaiily In- Ihe clly'b bonded debt from $31,000,000 lo $18,COl),000 and place n "moilgagc" on every home and piece of biiiiiieij, property. The majority tcplied that the tax "moilgagc" would never be foreclosed because the utility revenues would be moie Ihan nmplo for llie\deul, niifl that the levemie bond bidclois had virtually said n& much when Ihcy submitted oilers only frncllonnlly hijjlier than their liability bond ri- vnls. (Low bids foi coiiesporuling mnluritles were: Liability bonds, 2.10 per cent; revenue bonds, 250 pel cent.) Lltllc Rock's sewci and walcr bonds, like all olhcr bonds issued by Aikansas cities of recent years to secure PWA loans for such improve- mpnls, are icvcmie bonds The Little Rock issues totaled. ?7,5IO,ODO, ns compared with the present Bcncrnl liability bond Indcblcdncss of $2,207,000. But would Ihe people be willing for' the icvcmie bonds to be converted into general llnbliily even to gain the advantage of lower Interest rates? -Ai Kansas Gazette. If Christianity should die out in Europe and Amcilca, It cxiils in such vitality and propagating power In (lie younger churches In India, China, Japan and Africa that sooncn.or later It would spread from those bases and re-establish Itself nmoner us.—Dr. John R. Moll, Prol- cstnnt mission worker. . „ -.- ^— —•• Difln lie can find me in Sinr/atim >fler tiie Hftccuth if lieV. slilt looking for trouble.'^ THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWilllam -i Ferguson IN DICATE INCREASED - * THE LO/VER. HALF OP EACH EVE IS USED FOR. SEEJISkS UNDER. WATER., AND THE UPPB3. HALF IS FOR. V/SION IN THE AIR. ABOVE; ANSWER: No. Mnn has a much higher'forehead than less intelligent animals, but a high forehead means nothing when we compare one human being with another. NEXT; A quintuplet word. Mictnac Indians Lose Last /'Medicine Man" . HAVELOCK. K... B. (UP)—Ne;,v Brunswick lost, one of Its m:sl plc- I (tircsqnc, characters' in the death of Ncel •Linuiutn, bsi of the Mic- mac Indian "Medicine. Men." Limniiln- spent. Jiis last years In his woodland shack" brewing pungent potions from w:odlnnil 'herbs. At one time he.traveled the continent, with a" medicine .show and By J. K.v Williams he .was the sli\r perf-nner. He tfotiiii -go on the stage and show hew genuine Indian remedies were made. '".'•'•• .He. achieved fame one lime when alter the show he was iuler- vlewed and asked' where he hart learned lo imke Ihem. ills rcpls was: •- % . "In a big fnclory a'f New Haven U. S. A., where a lot of girls wcric They have big machines there and make all kinds of medicine gooi for man and beast." QUB. BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplo ENT THIS GALLON OF BLACKBERRIES OVER TO VOU, POC--SHE SWD VOU KIM TAKE (T OFP WHV--ER, YES, CF COURSE: TELL YOUR MOTHER. MAMV THANKS.' HEV/UMCLE WHAT TH' BILL WE OWE VOU! HuaE'AU/wiAreo TUESDAY,-JUNE 27, 193.9 • SERIAL STORY BRIDE ON A BUDGET BY JANET l&RAN r. IfM, NCA SERVICE. I Ye«(fnluyi Hurt ntj l r j» quarrel, but Jr!» kuH l,c r dinner ju»( <l.c. «r,m,. si,,. ,,„„ Bnrl , ke ' hu ^ 110 nioiiry, he Hoover, «he t, in at'l.t. Ict.Irl* IIUTH n new jululr ««l <o "feel wanicd" CHAPTER XI 'THOUGH it was Monday, an she had recklessly splurged $1 on a dinner parly for her friend Saturday nighl, and Bart hai worked at the shop nil day'Sun day, and Sunday night unlil long aftcu she slept. Iris left the oflic with a clear plan in her bus} mind. She had taken (he mink coat at noon, and hidden it dcci jn one end of her', clothes close back of her last winter's coal, ho raincoat, her summer sport coal and (lie long, furred tweed coa lo her wardrobe suit. Now, at four-thirty, she bough a steak, bought everything for ,grand feed. The way she used to do-before lliey were married When she was Irying every wile she know lo enchant Bin t am niiike him propose lo her. At six-fifteen, Bart came in tired, dispirited an'd silent. Iris flung him a wdianl smile ant started the steak. She took the potatoes out and popped cubes of butter into each yawning seam where tho scored place had bursl a few minufcs before. The lima beans oozed yellow butter as she poured Idem into Ihe dish, and the hot rolls were just right- crisp, and hot dry. Slill he didn't notice. Still he just came in, pulled his chair out and sat down and began scooping his potalo ouf onto his plate. Iris passed-him the platter of slenlr and he helped himself-to it. By the time they reached the shortcake, Iris was ready to scream She watched him cut the cake watched his fork travel from the Plate, Jaclen with cream lopped peaches and cake, to'his mouth, and back again, and .the awful silence was (flo much. Abruptly, -she. pushed away her untouched' dessert. Desperately, she faced him across the little table laden with the remnants of th'eii- lovely dinner. "Bart, what is it?" she asked shakily. * •• * * • J)ULLY, he looked at her. Wearily, as if trying fp brush away a burden lie could not bear ho plowed tense fingers through the thick wavy blown hair. Then lighting a cigarct, he started splitting the match a dozen ways with nervous thumbnail. "What's it to you, Iris?" he asked bluntly. "Bart, you know anything (liat concerns you, concerns me, too!" "Don't worry, I'll -manage lo eupppi't you in- the. manner you're determined to enjoy, Iris." "Bart—please!" All right, you asked for it. The bank wouldn't'''give 1 me any more time on my notes, so they took over my insurance as forfeit." Bart—why how could they? If you paid the interest'and met the payments." •' ..' . • "I didn't pay the interest, Iris. I couldn't. And I couldn't borrow any money anywhere. Not even from loan sharks. So they took my policies.'' . "They'd no right to take all that insurance away from you, Earl! Can t you make them just take out Ihe amount due, and give you back the rest?" "Iris, you know nothing about business or finance, so quit bothering with this," "Quit bothering,.Bart Whillaker! The idea. When that was lo be our own home, when the policies were- paid up.". He glanced at her curiously. Shrugged finally, as if he gave up "It's a litlle late to think of that HOW, Iris. • They're gone." That night, Iris woke up toward morning, and a cold fall rqin was blowing in. She gpt up and closed the window, and turned, arrested, when Bart began muttering in his sleep. "I tell you it's impossible—I'm sorry, I can't help it. I can't do t, I tell you, I can't—don't you understand? My wife's salary ha< nothing lo do wilh this, this is uy-affair, i Seventy-five a week together and we owe everybody All right, so what? Do you want all my creditors to be cheated of heir money?" Shivering, she lay still listening, >ut there was no more. Though ie.tossed and turned a lot and groaned. Shivering, she wondered f she oughtn't take the mink coat back after all. Before it was ever vorn. But It was so cold in the morning, a sharp wind, and the Inving rain.' And remembering icr heavy coat was worn, she put he anxiety out of her mind. Bart vas always borrowing trouble. This was probably just another also alarm because he hadn't made $50 clear profit this week, or something like .that. They breakfasted hastily, and Bart hurried away as soon as he A'as finished. At noon, when she elcphoned, Iris was informed he vas out. And Ellen was lunching villi her husband, and neither of- ercd to invite her (o join them. 0 she ate a solitary lunch at tlie oda bar around the corner. And nishing, heard the news about er husband losing his radio and wishing machine agency. "Sure, didn't you know? Truck's a business when anything like lhat hilsthem." . ...... : * « • ' THIS didn't ans\yer. She walked A out and went back to the office. Past Professor Kiltcridge's litdo bungalow wficre the young men and girls of llic senior and junior classes gathered fo discuss serious Ihings, nightly from 4:30 to Id. Pasl the Gamma sorority where girls ollen dashed out in mid-winter to set a pan of chocolate peanut butler fudge to cool in Ihe Enow; where gay lighted music blared ibrlh during prom weekends. Where smart roadsters swooped up (o tootle musical horns for the fortunate few who were dated. Iris felt almost old, hurrying past them. Nodding lo one or two she knew. Knowing they thought of her as '.'Mrs. Whiltaker, of the dean's office." Because she'd becii there so long.: Longer than any of Ihe present crop had been liu college. Two college Icrms lora?£ ger. Eight years. That night, Bart was home ahead of her.- Lying on his bed, covered wilh a satin puff. Ill with a severe cold. Tired, and ill, and silent. Iris tried to make him (alto some medicine, some aspirin, or a gargle, or something but he ve- fused. He was all right; leave him alone. She tried to make him have a doclor. . "I don't want a doctor, and I couldn't pay one if I had him. Now get put and leave me alone, will you?" In the kilehen, feeling rather abused and neglected, she scrambled two eggs and made coffee. There was some short-cake left, and some salad.- Eating her solitary supper, Iris decided budgets weren't much fun. Not mixed with marriage they weren't. Because the budgets ware to blame for all this. . ' In the middle of the night, shi' heard Bart prowling around. Am^l speaking to him shcrpjy, waT^ alarmed to discover he was walking in his sleep. His voice soiindj cd queer and thick, and a trifle shrill, but lie got back inlo bed ngain directly when she spoke tc! him. And right after that he haij .-> ; - JMH H1L.JIY : J.J UlJlV : ver (here now, taking the sluff. heard he couldn't rn'ake^.lol of cad-beats pay theirj.;weekly in-' :allmenls, .so the company, took icm over. But this wif( be a bad 1 dent lo the shop all right. Hurls 1 in a chill. Shaking so her own bed ihree feet away trembled, Iris wa j ilanned and got up. She got her heavy winter ij •md her spring coat, and his overcoat and piled them on his bed; She lighted the gas and boiled' wa-j er and got a hot water bottle. Still ie shook so his teeth trejnbled anc ie kept sneezing in awful.spasm: of. seven or eight sneezes at .ime. THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. Mfc V. «. Gel trig's Com! lion One Which Brings Slow Muscular Deterioration WV UK. MORRIS FISIIKE1N Kdllor, .(ournal uf (lie American trr.ritcal jVssnrlalion, anrt or "ygcra, die Health' Mngiixinc When Lou Gchrig returned lo the Vankce baseball team alter having been cxiimincd for a week •ii a great medical clinic, he carried with him a letter indicating a diagnosis of "amyolropliic lalcral l:Ierosis, a type of illness Involving the motor pathways and cells of the central nervous system, and, in lay terms, what seems to be known as a form of.chronic poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis." Now, in the first, place, it Is necessary to emphasize that infantile paralysis is a disease chiefly alfecling children, known to be .-aiisc.-l by a specific virus or in- (cctious agent, appearing chiefly in •varm ivcallier, causing acute inflammation of the anterior portion of Ibc spinal cord, and resulting In paralysis. To understand exactly the nature of Gchrig's condition, it is important to tcndcrstnnd something about the anatomy and function of the spinal cord. Our nervous systems are composed chiefly ot the brain and the spinal cord, together wilh what is called the sympathetic nervous system, and the nerves which pass from the spinal cord lo Ihe utmost-points ot the fcotiy. s . • ^ * * * The spinal cord is only 18 inches long In n full-grown man,- and weighs leas than one ounce. U is therefore, much shorter than the spinal or vertebral column in which it lips. The tissue of- the spinal cord is divided Into parts which are anterior, meaning HIB front; lateral, meaning on the side, and posterior, moaning the back. Obviously whenever there is n change of any kind in these tis- ues, tlie effects on Ihe human Mdy arc fur-reaching and serious, when something happens lo Ihe nervous tissues, the muscles which! ire controlled by this nervous tis- i •me arc .likewise affected. I In tho condillon 'called amyotro- phtc lalcral sclerosis there Is a disturbance causing degeneration and hardening of portions of the spinal cord, which is promptly reflected in the muscles of the body. The cause of the condition Is im- ;nown. It Is. apparently not dm; o any veil-established condition affecting the blood, and certainly there has been shown to be no in' ' lections cause. It has been suggested that there arc conditions within the body at birth which ultimately reveal themselves in this disease. Tlie condition is seen mostly in mature age, usually between 45 and CO years of age, and nITccU men more oflcn ihnii does women. The clilcf symptoms' are a progressive twitching of tlie muscle.'; with increasing weakness and wasting away. Tlie symptoms of the condition t scem lo be occasionally forshadowed by vague feelings of ( exhaustion, occasional cramps, numbness and a- burning sensation. Usually, however, the patient comes to the doctor because he has noticed :i gradual wasting of the muscles of one or bolh hands with twitching. From this point on progressive weakness and wasting are the most important symptoms. The condition is seldom painful, At 7, when Iris'awoke again,'In was delirious aiid'did not know )or. Frantically she called a doc-i ....'' V' =' (To Be Concluded) family lelt Wednesday for n bus ness and pleasure trip to El D< m. rado. They will be away for se^ oral weeks. Sterling WOK! of Walnut Rid^e has returned to lliis city ami \ v m be employed at the Res Pharmacy, recently -, purchased by Elmus H. Curlis and J. W. Shoiise. Mind Your .-Manners although In some Instances" there!you whose husband Is dead. Would may be severe pains. Unfortunately (ho condition does not tend to improve; the progressive wasting of the muscle.! and, associated thcre- j with, inaiility of motion or action continue. Treatment helps to main- lain the tone of (he muscles and to alleviate worry. Ten Years Ago Today Jnnc 27, 1929 Mrs: Sam Wilhlle of Anadarko, Okla.. who is visiting Mlssw Cordelia and Josephine Wiihit» and Mrs. O. G. caudiil, was the han- cree at a bridge luncheon given by Miss,Cordelia .Wilhlte and Mrs. Caudlll at the Hotel Noble Tuesday. • ••' • Mrs. Herman Kleban was surprised with a beautiful luncheon party in honor of her 25th wed? oln;; anniversary Rt the home cf her ntccc, Mrs. Joe KIcban on Kentucky Avenue yesterday. Sheriff W. W. Shaver .attended lo business In Joncsboro -yesterday. _Mrs. S. E. Vail and Miss Edna Kate Hale were hostesses to members of the Webb family for a breakfast this morning at Lone Cak, complimenting Miss Alberts Webb of Toledo, Ohio, who-is vls- iling here and who Is a bride- elect. ' Mr. and Mrs. F, T. Elder and mine (a) Call her "Mrs. Thomas Williams"? .. . , • (b) Call her "Tom Williams' widow"? ' (c) Call her "Mrs. Williams — Ihe widow lady"? Answers 1. No. Dora try lo "lop" a funny story. • ' 2. I beg your pardon ' 3. No. 4. Yes. ' / <* .' 5. YC3. ; • - , . . . f!' Best. "What Would You Do'' solution—(a). : Test your knowledge' of correct social .usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative : answers below: • •. 1. Is it good manners- to say, after hearing a limny stoiy "Wait till you hear this, one"? 2. Is "Pardon" or "I-beg your pardon" correct? 3. Should a visitor bring depressing news to a sick person—just If- make conversation? 1 fl ,-l.Js it rude lo refuse to hear dn apology? 5. Should a bride call her brolh | crs-in.-laiv by tlicir first names even though -they are almost strangers? What would you do If— You are speaking ol a woman Private College Property Valued in Pennsylvania PHILADEL-FTIIA .(UP) .—Fifty privately.- controlled Pennsylvania colleges have-a-property value of ,,. more than SGO.OCO.OCO, accordin? §| to a report of .the Association of College Presidents of Pennsylvania The nssdclaUon 'reported the combined endowment or Ihe colleges at 'more" than' $120,000.000 'o( which approximately $ j 750 003 wa,s approprialed .for scholarship purposes. ' , (W! In addition, the liistilullons 4£. cclvc recurring annual 8 lll 5 'tolal- ing nearly $3,750,000 from prlV a lc sources. Wealthy families of India drink water ;Sccn ted with rose or ja ".

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