The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 15, 1939 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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E.,: (ARiy; GQURIER. : N.EW3. THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS '•',, •> • THI OOCRIXR mra oo; ' H. W. HAIHB8, PubUitMr J GRAHAM BUDBURY, Editor . KOBRI3, Advertising Man»B«r , HiUoMl AjImlMliij M DiOlet, Inc., New York, Cblc«ga. De- toirt, St, Lpafr'DtUu, KAOUI City, Mtmphto. PubUthed (rery Afternoon &tc«pt Sundty Entered if (econ'd elui matter at (lie post- •rtio? at Blytiieville, ArUowt, under ac( of Congress, OctoSer », 1»17. served by Ui« United Press •< BUBSORIPTION BATES By cirrler In ttie Ctty^ot Blythevlll*. J5o p«r we*kj or (»5c per month, By mall, »1lhln a radius ot M miles, 1300 per yetur, $J 60 for six months, 75q for thre« month*; by mall in postal zones Cijo to six Inclusive, 16,50 per year, In zones seven and eight, 110.00 per year', payable In advinc*. 'Sif miner Slitiiip* Fails to Materialize It is now getting along toward the • tim<5 of ytja'r when people would lather lie under an a(»plo tree than pail on thai last customer whoso f>)ace is way over at the end of town. Because, at this time of year, millions of people, feel a litlle bit Uia't \fray, there usually ensues i\ noticeable • fal!'ing-off of business (and fill other) activity. This h'as been christened "the slimmer* slumf)." But this bummer there Isn't any, which is a very, heartening thing in- dc)ed. The Wall S'tieet Journal, whose business it is to Keep in touch with thes6 rmitCOis, surveyed all the prominent fields of trade and iiulnstiy recently, and came Co the conclusion thai most of the trades and industries which usually drift into the doldrums at about fh'is time are slubboinly lighting their way upwaid IKre are some of the conclusions icached: department stoie sales were betid ing the seasonal aveiage, well above 1938; automobile sales holding iip unusually well; gasoline consumption at a" new high; icplacomcnt nulo fire tr'ade at a six-yeai high in June; &a]e,s of building mateiial at the best levfil of t'ecent years, with construction contracts up, expanding orilcis in the machine tool, elccdical equipment, and utility fields. 1 Not all industries showed so bright a {cndency, with steel pioduclion still at a low level and raihoad equipment lagging But new seasonal traffic records are being set on the aiflmeb, the machijie tool and airplane industries are buzzing (with war ouieis, it is true). All this activity, (lying in the face of traditional seasonal dullness, is fui- ther proof 6f the tremendous backed- 'up demand' which lies beneath the sui- face of today's conditions. It is now almost certain that 1939 is going 16 s bci a far better year nationally than 19"38 as i eg/mis business PJ ogress, and the first sign of sanity to return to the international situation should make the gieen light burn immediately brighter. Hi-Yo, Silw! When the sloim ot* Jlexican unpopularity descends on th& United Stales a:a tesu]i of ch'aftges »i Die silver pohc.v which may adversely affect Mexico, it is well to remembei this: Mexican silver production !ms been declining all yeaf, and had slumped badly long before the recent congres- dioiial fiuiry, Lab'dr Irdublcs which are not the United States'- business were to blame for sliu'tting diowii many mines long before U. S, policy came up in Congie-sb, v What Wc\'icaiis, or others outside llie counliy, can nievcf • unddr'staiid' i» (hat U. S. hilvej' policy is decided simply by (he pressure (lemaiid's of a' small inleiested group exercising an innuence on a great ^overiiment which seems impossible 16 an ouisider. Blexicans naturally, a'ssumc that a'iiy changcb in U S. silvei-.pblicy arc made wilh Mexican prodiiclion lit view. What tiiey can never iiiid'drstai'KJ is that a handful of silver senators boosting a small' industry, ace' in a position to make Congress jCiinp' through practically any lioop they set up''at the first cry of "Hi-Yo, Silvei 1 !" , informed. Wise? li is possibly true, as Div Eduard Beries, former president of C/;echo-S!o- vsikia said in sailing' for Europe, that Americans have "widespread iU.ciiiiess, knowledge, and iindersfan'ding of world alTijirs." ' '.,-•'' '. We hope il is 'true. Aiid we lio'p'c also Lliiit if it is irue, it is pfoperly asci-ilj'cd by Hones a's •clue largely to the American press, winch' he culled "the best in tfi'c world, the most free, most informed, arid very objective." It tries very hard to be, 'a'nd' Benes is not the first fdrcigiiQf to fbrni sucli an ojiiiiion. , ' But lo be well informed is not enough; It. .is' nece'ssary also to us' 6 the inf onnat ion . wisely, -awl to make the righi,. : dccisi6ns. \Ye .are "still in this country a little inclined to be panicky, to jump at conclusions, and 10 allow seiiliinentiility to rule our .judgmcju Of foreign ini'tlters in fields, \yh6i-o feurope has about as miich sentimentality a's a' '' ' . To be ivell-informed is certainly good. But to. be wise is better still. : ••••' 1 have Ihe siioii$csl-..Jettllng (hat any |, in ;6' increase lii tlie Jeivlsh popiiilaUon of (his cbufi- Iry wofilcl provoke au anti-Semitic tecllne, wlilih 1 f cnunot disguise, is. nil iindcrlying Victor in Englami, In common \vlili-nliuosl every oilier country in the world-Lord' buffcrlii and Avn, British urictcfsecrelary for colonies. * *'" * Never was there cil any time, nnywhcrc before, it mirror which so cdmiilctcly nncl fiillhfully- reflects (he progress nncl failures, the culture or Inck of u, (he. economic, political, cmrt social slrc'ss and .slrnln's of tlVe whole itt'iiijly ns the photoplny.-WIll, if. .Hays, film "czar;' to the National •KdiiijiUbn As.soclatloii. .*•.-•' .*. : « Before I acctfptSrt, 'ilils position, I gnye'.ii a • great ct'cnl of thought'. I couldn't, see wiry II would not work, for you can work Christianity Info tiny phase of HvIiig.-ilcV. Joseph Cafpen- ler, Bapirst minister, on tnklnB nlso flic Job of chief of police of Nutter Fort, w. v a . * -; * . I hope (hat we sli'all RCIHI n shoul to ihc' youth 6f the woricl to keep'up their hope ot pCflcc-.-Dr. Harry N, Holmes, vice preslricn.t, lo convention of flic inferfm.fionhl Society of Christian Endeavor. * * » ' . So long as our nn 5 files there, the Philippines will uc the cornerstone of peaceful recoristfiic- (lon In the Far East.-Pau! v. McNutt. Philip, ptne High Commlssloiicr and presidential nsnh- ant. 'SATURDAY,' JULY 15 1939 SIDEGLANCES "—a'nd wtikc up those I wo over Iberc in ;iboul an hour. They're, diip'home tot- supper by 5." THIS GURIOUS WORLD ANCp S7~/5O/VC=/SQ; THAN THE MALE, AINC> ciAM HANCJLE /Ste. (/X/HAT ANI I/V^ALS FURNISH . vA/AS NJAAXE . ' 1 "THE SOD OF WAR. BECAUSE .ITS . .. . M. Sid. u. s. P*T. err. . ANSWER':' Moiia|r':is mfide' fropi Aiigofa goal liaif ; alhaca comej from tli6 alpaca, a dinicsticafedjlama; Hu'dsdri seal is dyed musiiral fm-.'ancl Chinchilla c6'mes fmin llie small, rodent 6£ lhal name. NEXT: iiow ina'iiy khids of insects are Ifierc? ' . Ten Years Ago Toictay OUT OUR WAY - jnfy is, inzb •: I' ^Mlss Margaret CoVii, daughter of 1 Dr. and Mrs. j: Walter Cobb of, CohmihW, S. 6.,'Is to.lie married • August "1. at the Evergreen Prcs- byf6rian chuich' of Memphis,'.fo I Mr. Jacob Robcil Meadow, foriVi- , brly of tfewpprl; nnci flow' of New ] York, where lie. Is •'chemlsli-y ieacji- cflh New .York; university. The. bride elect lived here for a number of years and Is a graduate the local liigh school. Jodie Nabcrs and Arthur Nabors, brothers, opened-for business SaL- iii'duy, haying '-purchased the. Cross No. -1 store nl Main, and Division streets.-, - , Mrs. J. C.-, Bcyeny, and her nlcce.'t, Misses• Edith and Bessie Alberta.Mclngvalc, and Sadie Hlooh Bimliti, all'of•Si.TiKViile.Miss., re- ttmictr home'tooay a;,'er several days visit- with-Mr.- and Mrs. 1 J. E. Critz. Mrs.' • Beverly• is Mr. Crilz' slslcr. By J. R. .Wiilimns QU1? BOARDING HOIJSE TH1& ? OH, I HEARP A OLD FISHERMAN SAV Ttf AT TW BEST WAY TO F^V A FISH IS IN DE£P GREASE / VfcHTVVELL, IP / VOU EVE? PUT I HIM IM TME<;'6 VOU'LL HA.VE TO I GET VOIJR TOLE \ TO KETCH HIM' \ ASIM I • SERIAL ST6KX GHOST DETOUR BVORfN ARNOLD COI>'rRI(!HT,'t«$», NlA SERVICE, INC, CHAPTER If V LOT of women in history Have ; fainted—or fcinfe'd—for ef- fecl. They \vanlcd (6 impress somebody with llieii- frailly, which was stylijh back in the buggj- and-nuslle era, Bui it is physically possible for thoroughly modem ami self-reliant young women to faint In absolute reality, and Christine Palmer and Roselcc Dale almost did so. Only their abounding eun osily, plus an inability to' flee caused them to remain slahdin? A long, freezing moment of terror elai>sed even before they could .scream! Finally they lot out a concerted yell. "Gosh!" said the man, himself startled now. They saw his head then, a ftne- looking head above the half wall of what had been a bank teller's cage. "Say, I'm sorry!" lie went on, affably. "I guess 1 scared the daylight's mil of you. I should have shown myself sooner." ' "Who—who—who in Ihe world —are you?" Rosclce finally man r aged to speak, staring spellbound "I'm alive, and harmless!" Ho assured them, smiling and coining around the doorway to join them. "1 admit I was snooping on you, though. I thought you would be somebody else." lie Was a big fellow, bareheaded and in shirt sleeves', lieless with collar open. He had black hair, quite utighostly. "D-did you—expect—somebody else?" Roselee pointed at him oddly. Christine could only swallow, arid finally exhale in tremendous relief from her fear. "Well, yes," lie admitted. "There have been tracks/here, and I was! curious. I still am." j "Tracks," , Rosclce echoed,- still wide-eyed. Fright made Roselee's large blue eyes larger arid more beautiful still. The young man appeared to discover them. "Yump. Rut lliey.were men's tracks. Here in the dirt and dust ot the bank, lending to the vault. I saw you riding up in the distance. I> thought you'd bo—they. So I Iiid in here to sec who you— who. they—were: Sec? And it till ned out not to be (hey, but you. I'm awful sorry 1 frightened you girlsi I.'wouldn't have done it for anything. I blunder a lot." "Do.you?" Tills was inadequate, but Roselcc (vets. still shaking a little, appraising* him.; The muscular fellow was strikingly hand- sonic, she saw. He stood with his feet apart, hands on his hips, smiling clown at her. She couldn't disperse the thought, that something about him looked familiar. "You—uh—live here?" Chrisline asked. "Yes." "Oil business, no doubt?" Christine was prone to speak a little loftily at him, now. "What business?" . •• "Oh, yes. That is—well, important business. Yon see—well, the fact is—say, what's your names?" * * « 'PlIE girls looked at each oilier. • They we're still flushed with excitement. Roselee look up the conversational reins again. "You're doubtless {lie'crazy old hcrhiil o[ Goldcresl,;' she declared "Every ghost town has one. Well, old hermit, I'm Roselee Dale, and may, I present my friend Christine Palmer. So there!" The "old hermit" smiled again. He .Had fine teeth, the girls noted. And well chiseled lips. "My name's Bancroft." he bowed a little. "I'm happy to see you, evefi though I—" "Oh!" Rosclee exclaimed, softly. ...... "Oh what?" "N-iiothing! I just—was, thinking. You haven't said how the Illustration by H. G. Sdilenskcr lii llie near Jarkricis lliiy could ice tlic man above llie Jialj will of the teller's cage. Tlterc mas a fohg moment of (error before. 1/ici'r screams bro/(d the silence. Hermit business is", or why you're here." * "I don't .tliink I'd belter .say 'why," he stated, seriously. "You are a trespasser," Roselee said. "So. are you both!"" life looked stern. "I could go to the o~\vners and 'have you' thrown off the property..' Or, I—I could throw you off myself!" The girls gasped, and looked significantly at each other. 'Do we have to light?" he asked then, with a new smile. "I'd rather invite you to dinner. Honest, I can scrape up cn'p'ugh for all three. It's pretty lonesome here. I—I keep bafcli over yoridcr in the Ace High Hotel.". "Batch?" "Sure.. Since last Friday. I've been awfully busy." "Hcrmiting?". Christine turned her own pretty eyes directly on him. " "\[' " •• j . "Waiting,. for FraijkiJn,' .lie's due tonight or tomorrow." ' ;'' .' "Urn. Another crusty old hermit, no doubt?" .' , "Franklin's my .robnimate in college.. Franklin Larraway. He went by to.set his folk's first, and bring^sonie, thing's we need here." "White sheets and such, to scare people with." He smiled at her. "Mo. Frank's going to study. And I have a serious job. I've loafed sonic because I've been ciiripus about that vault since" I found, it locked and saw ihp tracks here. .1 have opened every 6'ther door in Goldcrest -This one defies me, arid 1 can't stand it. 1 ' "You can't stand, being defied," Christine.echoed him. He looked it, but he was surprised at her statement. "Well, you know what I mean," he said, lamely. "I'm" curious, is all,'.; "Naturally." . • • • • "I'll skip over for my flashlight and show you what I mean," he said, boyishly., "Wall a sec." ."•'»«*'• J-TK ran 'swiftly out'and' all al once the girls were alone again With (he' bank' ghosts' of yesteryear, THey didn't like it.. Details of the b'uildfnfph'ad slipped into nfgh't'gloom, so they ^walked to a barred window and peered out info the street thai had been de- serted for almost 40 years. It was spectral; gray-and dim. . They' saw him hastening back, and his pocket light was a blessing. "We've a long, ride home," Christine remembered. "Let's hurry." "All right," said he, pointing with the light beam. "See what I mean? Here's flaky nisi antl dust everywhere 1 except along the crack where the vault door opens, and on the knob and handle. They've bceii turned. 1 tried for qiv hour to work them myself,bill--" . "I have the combination," Roselee suddenly pul in. He turned to stare down at her a long moment, incredulous. "You have?" "Yes." "Say ; who are you, anyhow?" he demanded anew..' "I told you my name. Here— you turn,: and I'll read off •' the combination." She was opening the letter she had (akeu from a pocket of her blouse. He looked very seriously at her, hesitating, confused. "Go,on, turn it," Christine, urged. The mystic numerals worked— J2-L414-B6-L3-R8". He strained at it and the massive door inched 9pen lanlaliiiingiy. Instantly three heads were peering inside. '< "Nothing bui dirl and. cobwebs —and a burlap sack," the youiig man murmured. ' The sack was half full and lied, resting on the floor. They went in, : tiptoeing fruite unnecessarily, and he knelt to unfasten the string while Christine held llie flashlight. All three young people looked like nliantoms high-lighted feebly but theatrically in the gloom. ' "It's money!" lie whispered, in awed tones. Together they stooped ti> inspect it, handle it, count it, currency and specie alike. They were, extremely nuiel, almost furtive,.as if suffused wilh a sense o't guilt. Neither girl spoke; both scared wide-eyed. ; ,"G]pr-ree!" the man murmured al length., "There's nearly $12,000 o'f.il.!. Sa-a-a-ny!" Mr. Bancroft spt back on his heels to stare up u\ fresh wonder and amazement al Christine Palmer and Roseiee Dale. . . i (To Be Continued)' ' With Mcijor ESAD.' OUR THEATRICAL GUISE BEFUDDU6D TME WEIGH- BORHOOD MOMGRELS/ CEASE, VDU SCROOTS ' DOU'T SMACt -TUOsfe. BORROWED THIS (JWIFGRM -CEOM .THE 'p OJR SCHOOL, BUSTER-"IS IT MUCH ' ."AY-OLD MAW SURE OUST WALK 1 THE SrAGE-W-TMAT SUlt ALV1W, AUD THE SHOW- BOW WILL BE ' ' THE FAMILY DOCTOR r. m. Scni|Tiiioii5 Cleanliness Best Defense' For .Baby Against 'Summer. UY OR. MORRIS F1SHHEIN drcn Up to two years o! age should Kilrfoi-, .ImiriiM of the- American he V.llcct arirt Kcpl In a refrigerator Jt c rt i c a I jVssociattcn, and Ilygcia,- the Health Mag implied,-it- should be-washed and boin Uic nipple -and the bottle should bc v i>ui -aside in a ciean place niitll the time comes lo boil i!nem again. . : , ' * .'• * . i Few • people - seem' to • remember that flies-carry, germs which may uifccttho baby. Whenever 1 the baby is lym'ff in 'its crio, li must ue prt- iectcd- against- flies. Moaiuito net- 1,'i'iS pliwed-over the crib or carriage will keep otf .insects of «u which' may be harmful to Suninlcr. oCtiipiaint," once listed ns chief nmonj llie conditions that caused (he death of babies, is now no Ungc'r feared by those who realize why this condition caused so many deaths in the past. In those days \ve knew little about the ne- . wcma>c nd of j between Ihe time of the fccdiups. the baby azine I Each' fserting should be fecpt in ' Hcmcmher alV,o thai ' - - - ' - cessity for pure water, pure milk and real cleanliness. "Summer complaint" and the diseases of the Intestines that were so dangerous for babies are all germ diseases. The' organisms that cause diarrhea and in- llanimalion r. I .the .bowels. set Into the baby's food or into the water li drinks. If the mother nurses her baby and if she gives 11 , fiily boiled «',iter that, has been kept qool. (he baby will not be cx- d to ll'ifs dn rigcr'. r - ^ H the baby is not nursiiig b\it - taking- instead n 's milk or inixttirc based on on unsweetened j [wiiLumiji;! iiu,u iiiiu the baby . . . , A , .. ,, ...... nia y may bo easily Infected by . adults be Harmed 'befire it is given to f-ho'.ate •.themselves not well.. Certainly cverjone with' a cough or a. Cola should stay a\vay from, a an individual bottle. "The the baby. . " ^ no gooo. howe-er, f6r the ycunj' infant. Equally dangerous m-ther to boil.Uie mixluie-it-she; fe the adult who likes to pick uo ,; herself does, not clean; her hands j battes and play with them witHout 4 ,-fu,f C .P r «f. r . es '"? , b? - b f S Busing the necessity for complete f | food...Whoever « in charge-ot'the -qieanlihess. The adi.lt who' 15 a - preparalioii should always wash carjler . of inie£tim;5 g « rB15 asso - - . the hands, thoroughly _wltn siap and I tiatetl wilh dlsliirbanccs -of Ihe K^' ^ ?r .^'^""E «>»« the fcp»cl may wt bc c ,, ^.51. rteil . babys bottle, Ihe p:ls. the nipples; i cc ta hlmsclf to „,-,,,,,. a(U , lu .,or Anything elsp involved n (cctl-.; oul - may hc a scrfc lnemc( , [o a -; : tug the baby. Dishes, 1 bottles, pots Da b y oun-.nai. _ ; and lUpples shoulrt always be 'boil- j ; lt ; m H u h ,,jecautlons, '' ed before they arpuged .In ptc- i lhe bah develo , )5 a diarrlica : " parlnj food for the baby. , ' ' • u<.tciuii a K.lcreoyer. mothers mifst careful about the, manner in .which the bottle Is handled after the milk left- in Mid baby's crib. II sh.nilf not be Biven .to ..the baby to play in i illtnn , feeding • and call (ha be d:cU)I .. .^ ^ ol - i ct '°,. hc Condition coulinne. The icss of Iluid from * hc lK)rty ' thc »teoctated: fever, t ,i,e te of 5 | Ccp and irritation- may l)rc;lk ,, MPn (hc tal)5 ,. s re5istanc ; evaporated milk mixed \ylth waler, I with while the baby. Is seated. in | the mulicr must be certain that | (lie grass. Aiiy milk left in the i this, tn.n. Is protected against con-j bottle after the feeding should bc i with germs. All mixtures thv-cwn out. Alter the feeding is ,',, al tt wm cas , Iy sllccllmb t , 3 any v kind of an infection. Alexandria, nl tiic rnouih of the l^ile, was t'nc Intellectual center of. .. . . , of milk and water given to chll- I cohipIetcS a'hd'tlitf bollle' has bceii j Uie ancient world for 300 years.

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