The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 24, 1939
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.. PACK JFOUE 4 THE BLYTHJBVILLB COURIEB NEWS .:.' • •-,,;- rax OOCBOR mwa oa <.' .•--'' ',**'•• "i*"*- HAMS, PubUiiMr '' . *.£&*'* GRAHAM SUDBORT, editor / .• 8AXUEL f. NOBRIfl, Adwtlsinf BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Sate NsUotal 'Adwtttor R«jw«ent«Um: ArktMM D^ilie*,'Ino, New'York, CbJcsgo, De- MVtt.* Loiik, Qallu, KaiUM City, Mempbto. >: Pubfehed *T«7 Afternoon Except Sunday .Entered M second d*n matter at Uia pott- •fltee »t BlytheYUfe, Arkuu««, unuui act of Coogtm, oeW*r S, 1J17. " - ' Berv«J by th« TjnlUd Press v> 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES By curler In the City of Blytlievule. ISo per week, or Wo per month. ( :By mail,'within » radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per j«*r, HI50 foY six months, 75o for threo months; by msll In postal zones two to aix Inclusive, t<£0 P« yew; In rones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Friendship Bears Fruit r The Good Neighbor policy lias suffered considerable criticism as a one- way, policy. Those who oppose it have often said that wo have been ill-rewarded in many cases by our greater effort to be neighborly to our neighbors to the south. It is certainly 'true that in some cases' North America cordiality has been abused and has failed lo meet ' equal cordiality in return. JStit it must be remembered thai the North American about-face in southern affairs' m only about 10 years old, while the impressions which must be overcome dale "back a half-century. /Colombia, however, has reciprocated. President Santos, realizing that the security of all South America depends on , the safety of the Panama Cannl, has given assurance thai "no one will be permitted to menace the security of ' the Canal from Colombian soil." Colombia, from whose territory the Omial Zone was detached, certainly has as much reason as anybody lo be sore - about it. But the declaration of President Santos is good evidence that liis ' country is willing to "forgive and for•; get." " More and more clearly it is coining " home to all the American nations that we are all in the same boat, and thai neighborly considcralioif and mutual helpfulness is the besl thing for all. The EterjiaLGold Brick^V'- The more it, changes, observed the _aeu'te Frenchman, the more it is the same thing. ( In the springtime of American progress westward, a standard comic 'figure was the fellow-who bought the gold brick. He was right alongside the yo. kel 'who bought Brooklyn Bridge. But lie isn't dead. Gold brick schemes have extracted at least $19,500, perhaps more, ['from gullible Americans in the past year, Sheriff Chris Fox of El Paso reports. Aljvays there is a new twist lo (he gold'brick scheme to make it plausible. This lime il is "Yaqui gold" awaiting someone to finance its illegal transport" and sale in the United Slates. Michigan and Iowa chance-lakers are the ones reported having bitten on this one only to find that there wasn't any gold at the foot of their Mexican rainbow. ' There is no reason al all to doubt that as long as men love gold there will always be some who hope to get it by schemes like this, and who will wind up as empty of pocket as they are of mind. ' Do Ships Live--4nd Die? Men of the sea always affectionately refer to a ship as "she. 1 ' To those who love ships, they are alive. They arc made of dead lumber and steel, but once articulated into a whole, they take on personality and life. At Anlioch, Calif,, lay the Hcspcri- des, a throe-master .which had outlived her usefulness and was condemned to be burned as a menace. The other night she broke her moorings, drifted up the San Jgaqiiin river channel without « pilot,, poked her tall masts into high-tension wires/caught (ire, and burned lo the water line. Suicide, the old men along the wal- ctTronl called il, no less. Nonsense, rejoin we landlubbers from our fireside chairs. And yet—there is somclhing about a ship—more than planks and plates— Shucks! These are the things we lump together and call coincidence. Somebody's CoL f Etn, We generally think of lt)29 as the period, when "everybody owned slocks." But once again we arc wrong, il'.a sampling survey by the New York Stock Exchange is accurate.: '••."•:••.•<••• The number, of owners of .common' slock in 50 corporations studied by the exchange in late 1338 was almost double the number in the first quarter of 1929. In 1038 there were 3,700,000 holders of- the common slock of those 50 companies, against 1,050,000 in J920. In those days, a decade ago, there was a widespread ballyhoo about dis- (ribulion of stocks until "everybody would have a stake in America." Yet today, without ballyhoo, the thing has gone twice as fav as it had in the pal- my days. At least' this would seem lo be so if the "sample" of the GO companies is a cross-section. Despite depression, and disappointment, more-people, than ever would seem willing 1 0 take a cluince on-the future of America 1 . • ' * •' .; • SO THEY SAY I know Paul McNuU, nun 1 IblnU ), C 's a line fellow nnd n handsome fellow. But this thin* smells-Senator Bridges -(R.), New •Hampshire, discussing the Indiana "a ;',«r cent clubs.", V *.'»"». . ' ..' ••• If Hitler decides ngalhsl" wni; we will have' ft long peace.—Senator Key Piltnmn ot the Foreign Relations Committee. ' .''. . ' * ' *, ' » : •Ihc rcnl danger Is not propaganda , a innc; il Is proiuigniidii.-wlUi censorship.—Oscar W. Riegcl, Journalism professor at Washington ami Leo. : ' . • *'. :*.-.•'*'• • Cod Is Brazilian!—Drouth-stricken Brazilian farmcib, when diamonds were round - In 'their drlcd-np riverbeds. • » * * Death bent to touch his chosen son with mercy,, love and pity," and put the seal M "honor on him when he dled.-Thcmas Wolfe, novelist (his own words, cliasen by his'family to be carved on his tomb nt jUhcville, N. c.) .*'••* » ' ' •'.. The gullibility of the American people Is a surprising and' : i ilistrcssliig phenomenon.—Vlr- ehiliis Dnimey, editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch, protesting Nazi propaganda In the U. s [SIDE .GLANCES- MONDAY, JULY .24, 1939 by CaJbraith GHOST DETOUR , BY OREN "ARNOLD "I jusl saw Pop slandmq doun on the corner, Idling iomc jnote of my cule sayings.". THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson PLANT STEMS AR£ NJOT ALL THEV ARE FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING SHAPES IS?. ° 1d J'"" 11 * wnlcMnjf tor ike jclurn ot Ike own«r or the »l%Ow. One tilalil, ,,i,ait<Ji»e, wkl?« li.r., * 4.*.?** I"* 1 "*'. Iker *<•«•• 1 ~* lit .Ike mine «h»f< mut tkr« *vh ^ *qmcone >Tere In aeony ^Ilie old Jail ivilk tke'Si'aey »•»,* V.! '•'; •CHAPTER IX .-. YJTIiEN 'Dick":Bancroft;nad .told j his friend Franklin trial he moaiil to sleep on guard near the . bank vault, Franklin's objections ! had been overruled. Dick, too, had persisted in 'his _ policy of watchful wailing. Sooner or later the robber would call for his money and Dick cxpqcled to be right there waiting for him. For several days the work of preparing the ghost town and then of showing it to first customers had kept everybody extremely busy, but while he worked Franklin Larraway did a deal ot thinking, loo. Wherefore, when the routine seemed firmly established, Franklin found a reason for going in lo the counly seat, which was a small town several miles away. He drove . his own second-hand but dependable old car. He arrived in town'at night and .went directly to the sheriff's office but the sheriff was not present. "Why, he won't be down till tomorrow, less'n there's trouble," the night deputy said. "You got some.difficulty on hand?" "No. No sir, no hurry. I'll drop in tomorrow morning." Franklin had an hour before bedlime then, and so he wandered up the small street of the town, circled courthouse square and tame to a drugstore that was open. Just because he was young nnd lonesome and hungry he ordered' a soda. While he drank it he gazed at the "drug" store's stock] in ll'adc; apparently this consisted of almost everything but drugs, and Franklin found himself interested. • He remembered he had $22 in his pocket. Roselec had begun paying salaries now. He eyed a show case not far from his soda counter stool. "Indian .made, eh?" he spoke to the clerk. "Yes sir, best bead work in the west. Look at some?"' The clerk took out a beautifully ornamented purse, a lady's purse of soft while calfskin with bead designs. "Fourteen fifty," the clerk said.' '•' : •'-•, •* Ji .: Franklin felt like splurging.' He bought it. ANSWER: Wrong. The bullfinch is a European bird, a member of tht family to which the English sparrow belongs. The cowbird is an American, a relative of blackbirds, orioles and bobolinks. NEXT: "A rose by any other name ,"". ." Ten Years Ago Today OUT OUR WAY July 24, lyat '' I Dr. nntl Mrs. C. W. Wilson, Mrs. | Li. K. Slory, and daughter, Betty. j Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wilson and daughter, accompanied by Mr anrt '.Mrs. Dick Shcrrick anil sen, of Hardslnirg. Pa., S |>cnt Sunday in Memphis. •: Spencer Scmmcs nttcmlcd to bus- iness In Cairo Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. [ c ntl O I Memphis, are visiting friends' here (today. They will move to this city August. 1, after several years slav in Memphis. The "Bogie" passed Bnrficld at 7:12 this morning. Percy Smith reported that llic bout was traveling at a last clip, apparently at maximum speed. , '. . _s Lightning started more Ihnn 200 forest fires In a. single day In the stales ot Oregon and Washington. YEAH ( MMOR,DlJGMxl Si WOK! ARE BALWC THEIR BEAKS CUT ATM .SOUP HERE Ml' WlVJGIlj' AWKY TO COWULSE THE c UEMTS iu PETE'S POP ULAR PATO.ICW IU THE WKMlGMJ WOODS/ HOW • ARE YOU STAMDIVJG 1HE HEATWAVE ~~AR.e YOU PLCSTTIJJG SOME MUD OFESCAPE,OR V/1LL YOU T=ALL BACK OXJ THE' OLD RUBBER COLLAR? By J. R. Williams OUB BOARDING HOUSE with Majorlfoople B3M>/ SO OURTME5PIAS1S r ^^. ^ r ^TOP. COOLER PASTURES.' WELL., WELL, • W'VM/ 1 MK5HT BE EWTCEO IMTO *W5mWG .SOME PASHIOUABLE WATERIUS PLACE TO AVOID THIS DRATTED HUMIDITY^IF YOU WERE DRlVIWG I'D AL//OST BH TEWPTED TO 60 A,LOMQ"^-l-iAR-RO/ ARE YCXJ, BY THE VW ? WO, WE WKI'T DRlV TWE Mt^WAGER MMLED US CUE-WAY TICKETS AW 1 WE BLIYCXIR OWU IM THE OIL AND _ . HAS DULLED YOUR. SEM5EOF I TELL SOU THERE'S LEAK1WQ ' "" ' ~ — Fiworr BUT 3 • ,. . COM'T LIGHT ANV AVATCHES. 1 Vflfi, THE AIR IN 7HV5 HOUSE IS A5 FRESH AS A BREEZ.EJ for $4 more he bought a silver ling set'with a stone of pet- rifled wood that looked like a blazing forest fire, itself a precious bit-of Indian iewelry. Then he remembered that he had to sleep and eat, so he stopped buying and went to a hotel. * * * AT 8 next morning he sat with xi - the sheriff and held a set of small photographs out for that officer to inspect. "Them's fingerprints," the older man said. .' "Yes sir.": "Whose?" "I don't know, s!r. That's what I came to ask you about. Can you help me?" *, , ' "Well now, son, this is a email county; in population, that is. We don't rightly go in for much identification work. Still, I keep a sort of file. You-expect maybe Ihese is some- criminal's?" "Yes siri Perhaps—perhaps a robber s. Maybe a, bank robber or something." •,--•' "Where'd you git 'em?" •' Franklin smiled disarmingly. "Do you mind if I don't tell that yel, sir? I wouldn't want to go off half-cocked about it." "Naw, not a tall. But did you take 'em yorself? You an officer son?" "No sir. I mean, I'm not an officer. I'm a Texan who just came to Arizona a while back. Out of school at El Paso. 'But I know a-little about photography, and have a small camera. Fingerprints aren't hard to photograph, once you know how. Camera work is sort of a hobby with mo, you see."- . • , The sheriff was'already thumbing a big album. Iri the book >vere pasted dozens, perhaps hundreds, of pictures of wanted men, or of descriptions of wanted men. Often these pictures and descriptions included fingerprint photos, tOO. • . ' •. : •' "I c'n match 'cm if I see any like you got, but you Just study these along with me and let's see what we find." But the office telephone rang then, and the sheriff had a call to an accident sce'ne across'town.'- He stood up, donning his huge sombrero. . "You just make -yourself at home, son. Study this book till I git back and see what you can find." ' "Thank you, sir. I will." For nearly an hour Franklin searched. It wasn't hard to compare his photographed fingerprints—he had taken them.Jrom both the door and (the inside of the bank vault in Goldcrest, witK- out Iciting i the i others ithere: knpw it—with those of wanted men and women in the' sheriff's big book. But the search availed nothing for a wearisome while. Then he turned a pa go and all at once knew he had scored' ..'_..*•-.» ANE look at the-printed bullelin v on it was enough. He had already virtually memorized the enlarged prints he 'carried, and at once lie recognized .their duplicate. A thumb and three fingers' loomed unmistakably there above type notice and under a man's portrait. Above it all was a largo heading: : , "REWARD! "*1000 will he paid for the capture,, dead or alive, of Carl QuaK, pictured here, wauled for payroll robbery in Los An- eeles in December, 1038, ami lot subsequent murder while rfsoapinE prison. The reward will be doubled if any major portion of Ihe stolen money is recovered also, or for information leading to its recovery, regardless of capture, of the outlaw. Quail is a man of fair complexion, 5 feel 8 inches tall,—" , The description was detailed, and the bullelin showed a clear front nnd side view of the man's face, sharp prison photos. Franklin's pulse quickened with excitement. He studied the two sots of fingerprints with minute care, over and over. Unmistakably' they matched. Every other detail fit in, top. The missing money, the first night in an automobile toward the cast, and subsequent capture of the man in Salt Lake City, Quail's past history of trouble in western mining camps, everything. "And now, by George, lie's running loose!" Franklin whispered to himself there at the sheriff's desk, "With all the , publicity Goldcrest has been getting, lie's sure to try for ihat money. He's jusl bound to, any moment! He'll think he had the vault safely locked, but he'll be afraid the new owners will fry to have it forced open. He probably picked (he lock himself—no, maybe he knew the combination. It says here he worked once for the Western M. and St.! Good jumping 'grief!" . He "sat-.there' five minutes more, thinking:, gazing at Quail's pictured face. He'd have to hurry back and warn Hoselee and Christine and Dick. Sonic inner sense of duty; and convention told him, he: ought to wait and lay the whole matter before the sheriff; but another urge—perhaps it was adventure lure and youthful self- confidence—told Franklin to keep his knowledge-secret for a while longer at least. ,...,', .. . He left the sheriff's office -and slarted back to - Goldcrest in a hurry. : " ; "•'"' : >/. ----(To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR r. m. ***.«. «. Vilamin C Needed in Diet to Halt Possible Development of Scurvy and hangers for a guest's clothes. 3. No. . : '4. No. • • •• ... -.' ._ • . 6: No.-The guest will feel responsible.- Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(b). A : liostess feels she must lirge a guest to stKy on, or not appear hospitable. Tills is (lie fiffl, of eight ! stories mi vitamins and their effect o;i jnlir health. > •'»•"'•-' P.Y DH. HIORRiS FtSIIBEIiy Eililcr, Jnnnial of the American Aleiliral Association, anrt of Hygeia, the Hcaldi niaja/lnc Vilamln. C is commonly called thn anil-scorbutic vitamin. It lias several technical names, including ascorbic acid and cevitamic acid.. Formerly it was known only that vitamin C was especially • Tre- niient in orange juice, tomato luicc, paprika, and In leafy green vrgelablcs. Wow the clicmical nature, of this food Kiibstancc has been discovered. It is , a mixture of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and Is also called cevitamic acid. As with oilier vitamins a complete deficiency of vitamin c is known to result in a specific disease—namely scurvy—so that, this vitamin Is definitely, recommended for this disease. However, there seem lo be\conditions of the human body which represent a deficiency of 'this vitamin somewhat less than scurvy. This might, he called latent or prEclinical scurvy. -. Scientifically Its presence may be determined by changes in the tones and by failure of the body to excrete the usual amount of ascorbic acid in the,urine. - It is also knoK'ii that there may be difficulties .with the teeth, infections of the gums, anemia, tin- dcrnutrilllan, loss, of apucllte and even lessened resistance to ihfec- llon as the pre'cltiifcai stage of scurvy. • . • -• This rloes not mean, however, that vitamin C Is a cure for such conditions in general or will .even relieve them. It merely niearis that the doctor, when he -sees the symptoms, considers also the pos- Eibilty that B deficiency, ot .vitamin C may be associated. ; * • • " ' Of cmial Importance,,' however, is the prevention ol such conditions In babies whose ' diets are known to be deficient in this' substance. Ascorbic acid Is generally accepted us an essential dietary constituent In the feeding of b9- bic-s. It has now btcome the ge.n.- crnl custom to innkc.'certain llvit the baby ond the growing child get chough oiange juice or enough tomato . juice and olhcv material containing vitamin c lo make c tar'n that they will not .sulfcr with a deficiency. \ Many of those who promote vitamin preparations for commer- cial gain have urged the use of vitamin C for failure to gain in weight or stoppage of growth, for anemia, for all sorls of hemorrhagic conditions including even liemdphllia and purpura. Tliere Is no reason -why anyone with any .of- these diseases should believe that In his case .the : condition is caused by a lack of vitamin C in the diet. -The physician ivho is responsible for 'diagnosing h/ cases will,' however, determine-, whether or not there is a demonstrable . deficiency of. .ascorbic aci'rt and' will "then determine whether or not it is to be prescribed. . ' . ; Vitamin C is one of the most' delicate of the vitamins and is most easily destroyed^ Therefore care should be (akeh In giving vitamin C in orange juice, tomato juice or any similar, preparations in mxiturcs because of the,possibility that changes will occur whlcrrwlll rentier the vitamin ineffective. • • -- • • ..NEXT: Vitamin U is necessary for the . growing child. Mind .Your Manners Prisoner Hears Sentence I And Flees From Dock .TR.1JRO, N. S. (UP)—Lloyd Cox stood in the prisoners' d^ck in pclfcc, court here and heard himself sentenced to 30 days in jail on a litl'ior charge. He marte a face at the judge, leaped out of the dock, out of a window..and -.vanished. 'Police'are. still Icoking for him. . Building Kisrs in Toledo ' TOLEDO,: O'. (UP)—This ' city has issued .737^permits for $3,623,098 of construction for the first six months of "the cm lent year us building here Tor the first half of 1939 Improved 50 per cent greater than the entire year of 1938. Farewell Test'your knowledge of correct 'social usage-bv answering the following ' questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below:-- .- -•.'•• 1. Sh:uld a hostess have an ex- .tra blanket in plain sight In her guest room? ... • 2. Is it. thoughtful cf a hostess to keep the guest room closet filled with' her things?. • 3. Jf the family breakfasts very early, should a h:st«ss expect her guest to eat his breakfnit with the family? 4. Should a hostess insist «n a guest's going to church—if he I? not In the habit of attending church? ' 5. Should a hcstess complain before her hcuseguest of being ticcd? What would you do If— . You ore a .hpuscgueat^anri your h:.slcss;lnsl5(s that you stay longer than Ihe time for which you were invited. Would you—. • • <a) Stay? • ' . •; (b) Leave when you . originally planned? Answers 1. Yes. , : : i 2. There should be plenty of room 8C" Claude Josepli Bradley will die tomorrow, or the day after, or next weeU-^soon, anyway — ot riialisnaiH cancer. So ho was the life of a farewell party attended by 200 friends who had been apprised of Ihe doctors' verdict, Ths 53-year-old Brooklyn cement salesman played piano for an hour, sang, drank, quipped-

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