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July 12, 1939

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVIMJ.,; (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ,TBB BLYttRf UL£ COURIER NEWS " '~ OO. .. .S; ;','--">*• GRAHAM SUDBDRT, Editor . BAltUtt" F. KORRiS, Advertising Manager - . flota XttfeMl Adnrttihtf ™^_»...,..,,. ' ArbUMU DtlUat lac, Kew York, Cbfc*«Q, De- *wfc,,'«t Lottfc, DtBu, Kknaf C»y, Memphte. PuMtahid ITCTJ Artarnoon Eicept Sunday 'M W-CCTKT d*ss matter »t th« jxat- itt ftfftbtvlUc, ArkftncM, under «ct of Cotwvc*. October », 1917.' ' < • '," Gent* by th« Cnlfed Prert ;• ' , * SUBSCRIPTION RATSS • By ctnlei; in the City of Blythevtll*. 16« per •tek, or flSc per month. By mall, within a radius ot M miles, 13.00 per yeuy .$1.50. tort'&lx months, 15c for. three months; by mail in postal zones two to six Inclusive, (6.50 per year; In tones seven »nd eight, »KUK> pei year, payable in advance. The Arnold Trust-Busting Theory Gets Its Test About a year ago, Thurmnn Arnold was aprjointed bead of the "trust-busting division" of the Department' of Justice. Arnold in two books, "The Folklore of Capitalism" and "Symbols of Government," had put forth some very in- conoclastic ideas. He maintained thai all- moralistic approaches toward the problem of combinations in restraint of trade were wrong. There never was any use, Arnold contended, in getting morally feverish about Die "evils of the bad trusts," or the "bogie of bigness.'* Modern business must be big, and so long as that bigness was brought about, by the need ,for more effective -functioning, it was all right. Bigness was only deplorable when it actually and in fact dammed up the channels of trade by* placing unnatural and illegal restrictions in it. The proper approach was to disregard tiie moral side; to consider only the practical results on the ultimate consumer.'If a big company actually could deliver the goods cheaper and b'etter to the consumer, never mind the size. And if a little one was conspiring to obstruct trade and hold prices .up, size had nothing to do with it'. Arnold was 'caustic in his books about former anti-trust crusades, maintaining that when the moral temperature had gotten back to normal every,"• f thing went on as before, and ,thal! Ovhile the-consumer might havejgolleii a nforal thrill' out"of the belaboring of "the' "big boys," he wound up right - where he was before—behind the economic eight-ball. ' •„' A year has passed, and Arnold has • not as yet given any very convincing demonstration of his 'theories in practice. Now, however, he is preparing to go to'the-mat with the most inllalcd of, them all—the building industry. He has 1<10 lawyers in hjs'division; will soon have 200.- Six years ago there were 18. With legal armament, ho has announced an offensive on all fronts against building cos t s . Where Arnold's attack differ? from those of the .past, is that he. plans to assail every angle of the situation at once. He will go after Ihe producers of materials, distributors, financiers, contractors, labor, and legal restraints, using simultaneously a half dozen means of procedure. This he will do so that alt elements may alike feel the sweating-out which he proposes to apply to the whole industry. This is a gigantic undertaking. Ev- erybody kiiows it oosts too much lo build a house, Everybody concerned with building po.ints to the other fellow and says, "Honest, mister, it ain't me. It's him." • ' Now Arnold proposes to put the whole crowd in the sweatbox together and see what can be done with a soi't of universal reducing program. If this can be done in so" uniform a way as not (y handicap or harm one group beyond another, results might )>c obtained which would reduce building costs, which remain like a -granite barrier against the building boom which (he country so urgently needs. Arnold has propounded a line th»' ory. He has been given facilities lo try it out, The country awaits the results. * ' Another Dream Come True For many years the business of HS- iiiff the sun's rays for practical healing purposes has been a dream. It has been done in laboratory form, and expositions have often showed experimental plants that worked. Now it has come to practical reality. In Miami, Pla., a U. S. II. A. housing project for 3-15 families', the "Edison Courts," will be equipped, with sol- itr hoi-water heaters. If not the lirat of their kind, they are probably the first installed on any such large scale. On each roof will be a shallow, glass- covered box, through which run copper pipes. The sun's rays will heal the water to 180 degrees,^ whereupon it will bo drawn off and held in an insulated tank, wherein it will lose less • than 7 degrees in 24 hours. The cost of installation is greater than that of ordinary heaters, but the cost of running them should be nil. Plans are under way to install them in other cities, and even in the north, engineers say, they are practicable. Thus the sun, always a good friend of man, is bent lo yet another task in his service. Life—Longer and Better The average wage-earner now has reason to believe ho will, with hick, ', live''nearly 62.' That estimate otV 1 life expectancy at birth, established for -1038 by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., is the highest ever recorded. It applies lo the country's policy hold- -\ ers, bn( the. general expectancy is if anything a little higher. Back in 1911, when such figures first began to be kept, the average lil'c ex- pccliincy on this scale was only .16.03 years. So the improvement in the av- ' eragc man's chance for long life is Certainly marked. What we is not so much to make: life longer as to make it better. And just as the improved long- life expectancy has-been achieved by steady work on matters, of public liealth and improved diet and living conditions, so the job of making life better as well as longer will be" a long one. Its successes are made up of the sum total of many little social advances. Shorter working hours here, better recreation facilities there, a' war peventcd, a disease conquered—little by little we inch forward toward a better as well as a longer life: [ SIDE GLANCES £ .orn- m, J,,U H sinner. UK. i. u . err, u. s. t»i. orr. "1 have to hurry home: I can only lasl nu hour and a JKW m these hccllcss slippers 1" THIS CURIOUS WORLD STAOS corn, IMS BY HU r. M. me. u. 5. PM. otr. . - SOUTH AMERIGA BLJTTERFL.JES ; NORTH ON(_V ABOUT HAT ANWVM-. HAS BEEN GIVEN SUCH AS? ANSWER: Man; himself. By. his wanton killing, of wildlife he has well earned the addition of "predatory s.ip" to his Latin name of Homo. •' - . ' ______ \ NEXT: A bird community. Tea Years Ago Today OUT OUR WAY i' July iZ, 1929 I Mrs. R. c..bunt, Jr.. and Mrsi Victor Bray were guests of the Young Matrons Uritlgp club Thnrs- jd»y afternoon which met at the home of Mrs. Max B Reid I Mr. and .Mrs. Dick Shcrrick and 'Son, Billy, late of Roanoke Va will arrive Sunday '. lot -a three weeks visit will) Mrj. Shcrrick'J parents, Dr. and Mrs. c. E. Wilson They are moving lo Harrisbure Pa.,- where Mr. Sherrlck has buei: transferred. Frank Knight, ct., o: Ridgetop Term., and Dan Edwards, son o Mr. and Mrs. M. E. West of ICnox- ville. Tenn., will arrive in a fcv days for a visit with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. I Knight.' 'Mr. iinrt Mrs. Cecil Campbell, of Memphis, are spending (he daj here. They formerly lived here. By J. R. Williams QUB BOARDING.HOUSE h with Major Hooplc WOMEN'S PEET AIN'T SO SMALL--ITS JUST TH' WAV TH' SHOES ARE BUILT--LOOK.IT THERE - -SNU& A >Rue IN A BUG I MEAN-- '" BGAD.' THIS NAVAL TABLEAU OP OURS WILL. BE THE CLIM^ OP THE SHOW8CAT,: BUSTER/ I-GNB M£ THOSE PACKAGE'S.' EVER 1 ! ONE OP THEM .'HAND THEM UP IN FRONT HERE.'... AND YOU TEND TO YOUR ,Ht BUT, A\A3DR THE "PIRECRACKER WILL BLOW UP THE <3UK! / THE C^NUOM'S OXJLY f,\ADB OUT OP PAPER, AUD IT COST* 1.13 f WE'LL fuve TO BOV A UBW CAXJK1OM EVERV WISMT.' 1C THE LW5Y--"£'LL TAKE CARE CP THIS; WHEN) .'! YOU TOUCH OFF THE GiMNOtJ CRACKER IM THE SUM, ( "NOOMnHE WOEFUL f WORK IS DOME, \ WQT A SPAVJISM ( SMIP REMAiMS'?' vwv MOTHERS <SET LBiJgtstnviCE.iMc.'gfVf. \P'- AM ARMADA / 7.,, • SERIAL STORY WEDNESDAY; JULY 12, 193i) PAR IS LOVE CHAPTER XI AFTER .retiring, Mr, Canning had lain awake for some time dimly conscious of a stir throughout the house. Stirs, however meant nothing to J. Pemberton Canning. He held to the theorj that there was always at least one in his house. But when, alter having achieved a light doze, he was suddenly nwakcucd by a series of penetrating war whoops ho considered it tune to investigate. Accordingly, lie reached for his dressing gown and stepped out into the hall. As he did so, a door slammed. Mr Canning jumped and turned on the hall lights. It was then that he perceived a pajiuna-clad figure approaching at a speed that would have caused an Olympic sprinter to slink away in shame. "Here," demanded J. Pcmber- lon, with some heat. "What's all this?" Tile sprinter pulled up as though provided with four-wheel brakes. Then lie clapped a hand lo his enlarged forehead and groaned. "Now see here," began J. Pem- berlon Canning. "I've had enough of this. Why on earth are you racing through this hall in the niddle of the night . . .1" "Is anything the matter, Pemberton?" Mrs. Canning' swam sedately into the picture. "Why, Wilfrid, or is it Ronald, what have you- clone-to your face?" Another door opened. The black lead of Billy popped out. "Hey," he called testily. "I can't sleep with all this noise." At the word "sleep" J. Pemberton '.Canning bridled. "Sleep?" he roared. "Who the devil could sleep with a madman tearing through the house? Speak up, you—Ronald or Wilfrid or whichever it is! What's the'mat- ter? What's all this commotion about?" "Hornets,".Ronald managed. "In my room." -T. PembovtoH Gunning addressed .his wite. "Is ho crazy or am 1?" "I'm not crazy," said the disfigured Ronald, with some slight suggestion of hauteur. "Somebody put ;i hornets' nest in my room. I've been stung nearly to death." "Nonsense," said J. Pemberton. "Who'd do a fool tiling like that? You've been dreaming." Patience with his elders had never been Ronald Peyton's long suit. He thrust oul a hand in- (tisnantty. It was swollen. "Docs that look lihe a dream?" he growled.' .' ' . . paused to select a particularly fetching negligee an* do; a bit. She was looking her best. "Why isn't this nice?" she said 'Just a little family party oul hero in the hall.. Have I missed anything?" ,-• • •' • • . J. Pemberton wheeiecV on her 'Do you know anything 'aboul hornets?" ' . • ."Hornets?" Barbara cogitated They're those littte blacfc things that fly around and aren't they? No, I ... "Stop this nonsense!" bawlei J Pemberton exasperated. He addressed the gathering as a whole. I'his—this imbecile here ..." "Ron, dear," said-Barbara irrelevantly, "your face is a sight." The entire lack of sympathy accorded him was getting too much for Ronald. -He exploded. "So would yours be," he yelled if you'd put it in. a hornets' nest." Oh, did you do that? How careless, Ronald!" : • Mrs, Canning had withdrawn. She returned now with a bottle of .vitchhazel' and .some cotton and began lo dab at Ronald's face in an abstracted manner. There was a momentary silence, broken only by grunts from the afflicted twin. "Well," .said Barbara easily, 'we're all here now. All but Wil"id ..." A sudden howl sounded from ifar. It began as a low sweeping Jay and then, swelled to an agon- zed and prolonged scream. Upon he group in the hall, its effect was ?lectric. As if by common consent hey rose a foot in the air, then elUed down again, "God in Heaven!" exclaimed J. "embcrton .Canning: "What on earth was that?"> From Ihe region of the stairs here came a tumult. Someone vas ascending and ascending right rapidly. A' breathless hush fell .over the congregation. Then Wilfrid, burst'into view, running as if all the fiends of Satan were breathing down the back of his pajamas. His eyes were wide, his hair disheveled, and in his: right hand he carried a bahjp which'he brandished' before him. -.."I was wrong," said Barbara calmly. "Wilfrid is here."' * * . ' ]y[R. WILFRID PEYTON,! wrapped in a blanket on the floor of the museum, never knew ;how long he slept. He was awakened by a heavy scraping sound as of some bulky object dragging itself across the..floor,. For a moment he lay with his eyes closed, sleep still' bewildering- his senses. Then he opened his eyes.' Above him loomed, a great ."dark shape, an indistinct towering mass that seemed to creep .slowly nearer. ., MCA •uvier.'iNc. .Wilfrid sat bbltuprlgnl,.th'e hair rising; on his head and cold perspiration oozing from every pore in his body. He ( opened his ihoulh but no sound camo, save, a slran- gled and ineffectual gurgle. And then something occurred thai gave him back his vocal powers. The lop of tho dark shape lighted suddenly, hideously. And Wilfrid, nerveless and chattering, saw bending over Mm in the darkness a horrible face whose eyes were deathlike hollows and whose long jaw .widened in a terrible,.gloating grin, over' snaggly, uneven teeth. The howl that escaped Mr. Wilfrid Peyton would have been audible over the liosls of Bedlam. For one. awful second he remained • rooted to the floor. Then, fear stabbing his limbs to action, he scrambled to his feet. As he did so, his hand came in contact.'with ' something hard. It was the'ban- die of his banjo and he seized it gratefully. Leaping up, lie swung the. banjo furiously at that grin- ling Uiing, There was a splintcr- ng crash and (lie lights went out. suddenly, leaving the museum in pitch blackness. And Wilfrid de- Parted from that place, bowling >ver an imprudent skeleton that happened to he lurking in the "egiotv of the doorway. He gained the stairs without mishap, cliarged up them and 'ame to anchor before the group in he upper hall, where he collapsed igainst the wall like a pricked balloon,, spent, panting, and still clutching the banjo. . J. Pemberton Canning- raised his lands -on high. He. was sorely ried. "Lord Almighty," lie ejaculated. ( will somebody, just one person, lave the goodness to. tell me what s going oh ia this • house?" Nobody spoke. Wilfrid panted. Ronald groaned. J. Pcmberlon's 'Oice rose in a dull roar. "Boy," he boomed, addressing he hapless Wilfrid. "Will; you tell me why you come thundering up hese stairs shrieking loud enough 0 wake the dead? In- God's lame..." "Pemberton," 'interrupted Mrs. Canning, dabbing haphazardly ot Ronald with witch-hazel soaked ottoh, "mind : your language ' 1 ear." He wheeled upon her. "Lan-' guage? : To devil with the language! This is enough lo make a saint'swear." Ke turned to Wilfrid again. "Well; speak up! What's the idea of-you and' your brother holding a marathon here in the middle-pf the,night?" , .... ..Wilfrid pulled himself together and,spoke..I 1 .;" !. ;!'>v.- : - ... ' "It.movedi" lie,said. ''.'•• ''.' • (To Be Concluded) ' THE FAMILY DOCTOR Pulling Up Ragged Only Certain Way to Gel Rid of This Pest .. ??. V l>Kp MONK'S FISHBEIN | .Incidentally, bo , points out that I'.imnr,, .journal of I tic American the city of Neiv York sent aarew Bl_c(lica.l Association, ami of (into Ihe neighborhood to clean up the Health itlasaxinc j;Uic ragweed and Uiey cut it down but tiieir operations .look .place, after (lie blooming season and it did no good for; people with. hay fever. : Dr. Ramsay Bpiiimnn : says that the ragweed is the most ornpry of vegetables. It serves no vgood k purpose, and there seems no reason i tv >:,. to believe that 'compleic elimiua- |. Dr. Spillman says "persons sus- 101 of ragweed would .do any-.j.cepttble to the pollen of'ra-wcetl body any barm., Moreover.; it grows >• comprising, about 1 per cent of ike mad and. is (l, c predominant 1 the population, cannofc go near vegetation in many sections of the ( ragweed during the' blooming 4- Umtetl States. sou; but there is a period-compris- Riigweed produces ' pollen, • The ing alir of May, June, JuK and' wind n«k« up the pollen and blows part of August when the\!oom it around. About 1 per cent of has not formed, and even' suken- jiooplD. have noses, thnt are scnsi- | tiblcs can handle the plant .with ho to ragweed pollen and during ! impunity."- Concerted action dur- Ihe bJoommc season- (from Aueust ine, MT>V .!.,„„•• ,,,^ -T..I.. ,„—^ Ihe blooming senso'ii' (from August ilnlil late September) these people go around sneezing, whc'eaing, with eyes running and nose streaming. They'have ragweed-hay fever. Several states have passed .laws endeavoring lo control the growth of ragweed and great, campaigns' have been set up .with the hope I that' people would exterminate! ragweed lyithin nn area of 10! miles. Apparently the wind can' blow Hie ragweed 15 miles. Unfortunately many-people who themselves suffer tiom ragweed scnsUizalion ' do not' even ^know ragweed when they see it. Ordinary ragweed'has n, feathery leaf'that looks like a tern. The giant ragweed has a large leaf. Both types of ragweed produce Rowers with r?R-drooping greenish spikes. Dr. Spillman points-but-that the only intelligent means of destroying ragweed is to prevent its going to seed. If it Is cut down any time except near frost, it will quickly ;hrow out uew branches:which will i\oom and torm seed. If however, .he ragweed is pulled out before it ws produced seed and Is destroyed, there' Is' no likelihood! of - its. •spread, .The ragweed .has shallow roots and is cosy lo. pullout. Dr. Samsay' SpiHitian suggests that It be pulled up when it is a foot ilgh because R Is then large enough o grasp easily and small enough to pull out without much effort. Dr. Spillmim himself tried' an experiment iu which he pulled up ill the ragweed around his house. The nest year about 10 per cent of he usual amount of ragweed came up because of the seed that had been dropped on the ground. The icxt year he pulled up what, had. , redeveloped, and from that .time on the lot has been clear. May, June' and 'July toward the elimination of ragweed in. the vicinity may mean more comfort, •during the latter part of August.' Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct rcial usage by answering the following Questions,' then checking against the: authoritative answers below: ; • Is it a good idea, for a newcomer , to, a'community to join clubs be-, 'fere knowing all about them? '2. Shculd a- wife talk about-or quote her husband. contimially? 3. Should the hostess-at a'house- warming write thank-you no'tes for the gifts brought tiy guests'? 4. If you wish to give a week-end h-sless a gift, is libeller to take It lo her or niail it after your return home? ; i 5. When a hostess receives a gift from a .guest by msil, should she I write the guest a ftiank-ycu- note? I What would you dp if— You have been invited for: a week-end'in-a place you have, never ' visited and are not. sure- what klrid ' of clothes to take. Would' you.—. • (a) Ask'ycur hostess what 'you will need?'- •• . . . • (b) Guess? ' . : Answers • 1. No. •••'•---• 2. No. .-"-'• S.Ves. ..-.,--. •1. Either, way. But! If you do net know her, .b\it another member of her faintly, it is a little nicer to send Ihe gift afterward 5. Yes. . • . A . . . . , Best ''What Would You Do" solution—(a). ^SCHOOLNEWS TO T.HE BOYS AND GIRLS OP THE THIRD GRADE, CENTRAL SCHOOL Dear'Pupils: I guess yo'u'nre beginning to think. I have forgotten my promise about writing. You remember we talked lots each day-about how Important •if ls : ' for one to keep his or her :promise and -I trust you will always keep niind. The reason I have not written sooner is - because I have been so busy taking care of my motherland keeping house. Some days my mother is able to sit up some, but most days i.she is in bed. • I'hope each of you Is having a most, pleasant,-summer, i imagine many of you are enjoying swimming these holidays. I wish 1 were there ; to go in with, ^'ou. t am sure the boys, enjoy the ball games. Did any : go, : out of. town to spend Ihe Fourth of July? I noticed' in ;the paper that's..' A. Friend hud 'gone to Texas lo ' see his grandmother, also, that Charles Crigger had- been to Memphis for the" day. Ruby and June. I was so happy to get your .letters. Ruby, I know ytm enjoyed your visit, 'to' -your grandmother's. June, I am so glad yon went to LHllo Rock for I think everyone' shculd" visit -our capital. It is surely a city of which .we all are proud. I noticed In the" [ ; aper (hat the city library lias some new- books and. I hope each at yovu !s reading them. I am anxious to see them myself, ,1 hcpe you are reacting at least, one, good book a week. Be sure to get. ones that you. can read easily. . "' ' ''; • . • ; . .Evelyn Hatcher,. I.ncticed In the paper also that you had relumed fr.rm Tennessee. I know you had a lovely .visit. . -' .' '.I- have i?eeii'.in Blytheville 6ns night since I left' but did not get.; to see raany : of you. I brcke a piece ' out, of my tooth and, I went over to v:.." or; Moore to nx it for rne. I may he over In about two weeks: f:r a day or so. I want to go to Memphis ts see the opera, "Bates in Toyland." if I can. I wish each of. you qilglit see it. Please remember mo kindly U> , each of your mothers.. If any of you kn;w anyone who wai in our rqpm, who. docs not lake the paper "I 'wish you would please pass yours ft) to them because I am anxious that each ot them see" the letter. I shall be so happy to hear from each of you. I think ot 5'ou otlen and the g:od times we had tci- -. gcUier. Jack Wiggins, I was sorry to know your sisler hurt herself aurt hope she Is al! ; right by. now, Hemember. I am thinking- of you each day and wishing you wcrlds of happiness. , LJvtngiy yours, : MISS OUTLAW.

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