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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 28, 1939
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f AGE 4B BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1939 rVf-^fl '"••*"*'•'•*-—^•*— THE BLYTHBV1LLE COURIER NBW8 i TBl.OODRnER NIWS OO. H. W. RAINES Publisher 3. QRAHAM 8UUBURY, EdltOT P/ NORRIS, Advertising Manager •> Sole K*tk»«] Adrert«n« Rtp«»enUUv««: 4rk*oiu Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicano t> trait, St Louis, Dallas, Kans« City/ Memphis 1 Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mutter »t the po«t- •fffc* at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. : •5 Served by the United Prea SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blytheville. 16o per week, or 65c per month. ' By mall.-within a radius oJ BO miles, »3.00 per ye*r. »1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall In postal eones two to six Inclusive, »6.BO per year; In zones seven and elibt. per year, payable In advance. Women's Privilege, Yes, But It's Costly Jokesimths would have had a thin time of it during the past GOO or 6000 years if they hadn't had the old standby about the woman's privilege of changing her mind. Through repetition, this prerogative has Tiecome as firmly established as the Rock of Gibraltar used to he. Tin'? is al! very fine, and so far as mra go. lht-y are used to it and freely Ernnl il Bui-there is n side to this ch?.i'>iiity which is Jiot so well knov/ii. It is the dollars-aml-cents cost of it. If it weren't for the fact tiint women return one-eighth of the goods they buy in department stores, the cost of those goods" would be lower. 1» other words, the entire sales of one day in eight arc sent back. The cost of operating that day is a dead loss. . Who pays for it? Why, the people Who , buy the goods—not only those who return a lot of them, but all buyers. These conclusions are reached by the Twentieth Century Fund, a research organization which lias been investigating various phases of retailing. The report is not yet final, but it suggests a tremendous source of waste in the returned-goods privilege. , Every buyer, this preliminary report points out, who orders several articles on appoval, intending to buy only one, or who returns ah article several times, because it does not suit her, is adding materially to the general, cost of distribution. All this would be perfectly all right, of course, if the people who did the returning paid for the extra 'service. But they don't. All customers pay their share of it, even those who never use it. The odd thing about this survey is, that almost half of the women interviewed admitted that they themselves were at fault, others variously blaming the retailer, manufacturer, salespeople, or the state of their bunions. At a time when the 'whole distributive system is being studied with a view to cutting its cost and thereby widening it, this is an interesting sidelight. And it reveals again that one reason why things are high in the United States is because the people of this country have become accustomed to, and demand, levels of service, convenience, and choice known nowhere else. Is This Reasonable In Iowa, as well as Arkansas, they have n cigarct tax. Hut certain people have been engaged in the nefarious practice of going to a neighboring state, buying a couple of packages or even a carton of cigarets untnxed by Iowa and then re-entering their state. Even truckers have been suspected of slipping a couple of cartons into their cabs before entering Iowa, thus cheating the slate of potential revenue. So follows a law. Anyone caught with more than two im-tax-stamped packs of cigarets in Iowa.may be fined §50 for each pack. And Iowa revenue agents may enter any home or business establishment . without a warrant; or stop any car or truck, also without warrant, to search out the tax- dodging cigarets. . Article IV of the U. S. Constitution says: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable ((enrchcs and sci'/.- urcs, shall not he violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized." Is this cignret-snoopery, all loo reminiscent of prohibition days, "reasonable"? Some court will probably hnvc this decision to make any day now. SIDE GLANCES by Cafbralth Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but i> an acknowledgHieiit of interest In the BubjectB discussed. Uncle Sam Serves Notice On Japan The State Department acts In accordance with public opinion when It moves to terminate the 1911 trade treaty with Jnpau. Americans nrc losing pnllence with Japan's, high-handed treatment of this country's rights and interests in the Orient; they nre shocked by Die brutality ot Japanese bombing raids on Chinese civilians. They arc beginning: to ask why tire United States should continue lo furnish the greater part of Japan's essential wnr materials for such purposes as these. Abrogation of The treaty paves the way lor an embargo on these goods, and the acllon Is In full accord with diplomatic procedure, in striking contrast with Japan's bland disregard ot contractual obligations. The six-jnontli interim before the embargo can be Imposed gives the Japanese militarists time for careful thought. By this action, the United States serves notice on Japan, and leaves the liexl step up to Us leaders' decision. If they mortify their course, they may expect due consideration. If they BO stubbornly ahead, Ihcy face the clamping down of economic restrictions which can have, drastic ellcct upon their country's hard-pressed economic structure. Alter Britain's recent backdown In the Orient, the American nctlon should restore some balance to-the conqucst-mnd militarists of Japan. It is a step fully In accord with the President's policy of using "methods short of war" to restrain the aggressors. —Post-Dlspatcli (St. Louis). Franklin D. Roosevelt is a tightwad.—Abraham Epstein, secretary, American Association for Social Security. . T.M.MC.U.8. M.arr. 7-Z.6 !• SERIAL STORY GHOST DETOUR BY OREN "ARNOLD (»3», NtA srRVlci, i Yrftfrrrfayi FrabkUn tell* CJirls- <|MC' lltlmt IllP i'X'COttvlPl nNtl rulilier ivlio will certainly com? lu <i(ilil('rr*t fur lilx mmu.)'. J.Hft'r, Frallttllu Klvi'M till- purm- fir I)Iek (i> (five lu I'lirl-llne !>ul Dick 4,'fvr* II lo Ilrt/K-li-c! CHAPTER XIII A MAN can grow a very good beard in three lo five months. Mr. John Sawyer, formerly Ami by George it it didn't have some more news that excited him! One picture this time, of a lot of college students in New York City, and a short article underneath. Mr. Sawyer promptly rented a car in Klngman and drove out on Highway GG.'He was considerably worried and lie wasn't sure what to do. Riding along, It occurred to Jiiiown as Carl Quait, No. 32283, "'m that he had best begin with spent almost four months growing his after he got a job with the Imperial Feldspar Corporation .neai^Kingman, Ariz. The Imperial was handling COO tons of feldspar and silica per month, and John, or Carl, worked with 20 other men in an isolated canyon with scarcely rio chance to come to town. being extremely careful. True, six months changes a man, makes people forget a lot of things and even makes officers of the lav/ become negligent about an old manhunt; but then a man who had robbed a payroll and killed a man would have to be cautious all liis life. He pulled up after an hour or . so at a small roadside stand to Hie I Joshua forest country. Back of Sawyer's top hair grew too; it ! '" nd was a large Blgnboard "Gee, Mrs, Hunter, I ddn'l know how you can all'ord so many nice dresses—neither does my mama." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Willtam Ferguson had been cut very short in January, but by summer it was scrag-, gty again. Both his long hair and his beard combined to make him a very different man from what saying: Turn here to GOLDCREST ARIZONA'S PICTURESQUE GHOST TOWN lie read that and the smaller lettering under it, and pulled . , > . , ,,, . . i leuering unuer it, unu uuueu uij he had appeared at, say, Christ-, to £ay good morning , 0 ihe old mas time. On a day early in the summer the town boss rode out with a few "comforts" for the men up in the canyon. Included was a batch of newspapers. Sawyer was keen to man who was in charge of the stand. "Gol any cold drinks?" he asked. "Soft drinks. Coin' in to Goldcrest?" "Plain lemon. No, can't spare the time. What's going on up read them. When bedtime came [ there?" Mr. Sawyer eyed the old he was suddenly excited. In one| tim ,^, shrewdly ,,, _ . .. Why plenty, friend! Four young of the Sunday papers more than a peopleVe opened it up f or show . miles he halted and waited an nour. Then he turned back, driving fast. He didn't think the roadside vendpr would recognize his car if he just sped pn by, returning to Kingman. Mr. Sawyer had clone a deal of thinking. He had evolved a definite plan and he regretted* having to wait two days to put it into operation. * + * WfHEN lie got back to Kingman " lie turned in his rented car, took n quiet hotel room, then went tp a barber shop. "I'm getting too gray," lie mentioned, In the chair. "Can't you just—uh— 1" "1 can touch it up and take 15 'ars oft," the barber said. "What bout the whiskers? They got ime white ones." "Touch them up, too. Make it ood." The barber wasn't, rushed. He d a good job. Mr. Sawyer, or rtr. Quait, looked even reasonably andsome when the job was done. He bought a new suit of clothes nd other articles to flress hlm- elf inconspicuously. Then lie set ut to buy a few books. But in a own (he size of Kingman there re no bookstores. He did mange, however, to acquire plain peclacles and an umbrella and suitcase. He went back to his otel and sat down to be patient. Vhen opportunity offered he in- OFA FISH ARE NAMEO •). \ ANO CAUDAL- WHICH \S WHICH ay -INJURIOUS INSECTS, ARH OF GREAT BENE.. FIT TO HUMANITY, BUT FEW PERSONS RECOGNIZE THIS BEETLE IN THE LARVAL. STAGE, IN WHICH IT DOES FTS SERVICE. week old was a full-page feature article, with five good photographs and a most interesting text. Oddly Mr. Sawyer went right then and there' to Ms boss and told him he'd have to quit. "Urn. Hit you all at once, didn't it, Sawyer?" the boss asked, curiously, "Yep. But I got to go for a spell. I might come back later, if you need me." "Well, you done all right here. I'll have to put on another man now, but I could \vri£e you if you want me to, when there's another opem'n'. Where you from? Your address? You never did give me a place, ..when you come here?" "Reckon I'll be around Tucson," Sawyer suggested. "Home country fov me, there. Never been oul of Arizona, matter of fact." Mr. Sawyer had to walk in to Kingman that night, so impatient was lie. The old newspaper had. disturbed him. * * * TVTEXT day at Kingman lie bought . papers from Phoenix, Albuquerque and Lo's Angeles. One of them was a Sunday paper again, later than the first he had read. ng. Cost you a dollar, and wulh t. This is a genu-win "I know about it. I've seen it years ago. They opened up cvery- .hing, eh? The old hole), stores' iail, bank and everything, no doubt?" "Nope, not yit. They ain' opened the jail yit. It has to be repaired some to be safe. Likewise the mine fihaft itself." "Opened the business houses All of 'em?" , : "Couldn't open the bank vaul I heard 'em say. Locked. Rustet Two, three old cellars, too. Mostly "Uni," said Mr. Sawyer. "In teresting place. Hope they mak money out of it." "Them kids is smart, mister lemme tell you. They'll do well. "Kids, eh? They live up there All the -time?" "Yep." Mrs. Maude Hogan, sh cooks for 'em, sees to 'em. The slick to business. It's a ]ot o tourists comes in. Hundred-odd a oncet due here day after tomor row. Here comes a car in no\ loo." • . . ; i Mr. Sawyer paid the old •fello\ but loitered a half an hour longe chinning. Then he got in his ca and drove on. Down the road tv ormed the clerk and other guesls liat he welcomed the chance to ;et back lo civilization,'since he tad been out in the fields doing ome special mineralogical studies* or several months. In a day or wo, he said, he would be ready • o head back east agaip. ; • ..' Then he wished tie hadn't talked ' so much. .Somebody .would likely •emember that he had'posed:, and ' worked as a mine laborer'at' the Imperial Feldspar. Why, he Svas almost a fool! It wouldn't dp to ;et careless now. The thought worried him all that night and into next day when he kept to his room pretending to be reading. So the second afternoon he set out abruptly to go buy himself a pistol and some shells. He was already in the hardware store before he remembered that, in his present pose, he would look conspicuous buying a gun. He lied diplomatically and excused himself. He had seen a-heavy .44 calibre pistol under the hotel clerk's'counter anyway. The second night he slipped downstairs: at 2 a. m. and got the clerk's pistol, being careful to see, that it was fully loaded. .The clerk hadn't even discovered his loss when Mr. Sawyer departed on the regular bus at 8-the next morning. : . '(To Be continued) Expectancy in the II S. iNot The-World's Highest, Quiz Shows CQPR.1919arKEA5EHYICe.INC. T. M. RE&. U. 5. PAT. OTf. • SO THEY SAY Hollywood can be the sounding-board to the nations for moral rearmament.—Dr. Frank N. Buchman, leader of: the Moral Rearmament movement. ANSWER: A— caudal; B— dorsal;' C— pectoral; D— anal; E— ventral, or pelvic. Not all fish have all of these fins, and the arrangements vary greatly. •NEXT: Wiat do deep sea creatures eat? Ten Years Ago Today July 28, 19K) Sunday—no paper. Card Games Fond Memory CHARDOiV, O. (UP)—Dave He dcrson, a barber, believes he is the only man in America who l played cards with Queen Elizabeth. Henderson, secretary of the chain her of commerce of nearby Burtoi says he played cards with Elizabct before she became queen, when 1 was quartered with Scottish troop during the World War nl Olam Castle. THE FAMILY DOCTOR r. *. ***.. w, •. M*. One ClilM to Two Women LIVINGSTONE, Ncrthern Rhodesia (Up)-Semi-omcial estimates of the 'population of the Copper Belt of Northern Rhodesia show that lliere arc two male adults to every woman and one child to every two women. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople HMM! A BASS DRUM WITH PATCHES OM IT~~ Wo? HMM.' MKVBB 1 SHALL OWE YOU BUT V&U'LU BE A DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER • SO-0-O,1'LL WOT 6 WE TOR IT -£.2., I'LL WOTGNE FOP, IT * 4, I'LL. NOT GIVE "FOR IT <$ fe "-BUT I'LL GIVE FOR IT IF THATS WOT THE BEST CEW- YOU COULD GST IU AMERICA I 'HOPS THOSE THREE BALLS IM FROUT OF MIME SVlOP SMALL FALL ON MV HEAD OWE BV CUE IF IT AJVJ'T / MMM ' IT'S A SCAWPAL / THERS.S LIFE FEB. YOU.' THERE'S A GUY WHO'S A PERFICK. WHV AIN'T TH' NEXT IS A FERFCK HORSEMAN TYPE-WHY AMT H= A POLO PLAYER, CA,WLRY- MAM THE OTHER LOOKS E**cuy LWE A GAMGSIER." WHY AIW'T HE — WELL, YOU LOOK LIKE A MOOSE--WVW AIM'T YX) OUT IM TH' WOODS 2 &SAD, SAMUEL! YOU QUOTE AJJ OITTRW3EOJS 'TOR A.U HEIRLOO.VS THW WELL MK3HT REPOSE w THIS VERY MQ- MBKlt WlTHIU "THE PROUD WAULS OF THE SMIWSOIJIAM iMSTfTUTlOM IF T. WERE OME TO HA66LE OVER A RETURKiTHE IUSTRL1MEMT TO MY DEW, BUT t FEEL COMSTBWWED TO AcTCSPT-^SUPPOSE VVS MAKE IT AW EVBJ f 8 VERV WELL/ TOO CLOSE TO HOME. BV DK. MORRIS FISHBEI^f Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, and of Ilygciit, the Health Magazine Here nre another five questions on health. Five possible answers' are given for each eiueslion. If you score 100 (20 points credit for each correct answer, you are well informed. However, if your mark is less than CO, you should attempt to learn more about health and disease. 1. The red blood cells of tlie human body are formed (aV in the lungs, (b) in the stomach, (c) In the heart, (d) in the liver, (e)'in the bone marrow. 2. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. from which Lou Gehrig suffers. Is a (a) disease of the stomach, (b) the heart, CO the nervous system, (d) the blood, (e) the liver. 3. The soft spots in the baby's head close (a) In tivo months, (b) in five months, (c) in seven months, (U) in 12 months, (e) In 18 months. 4. After vaccination for smallpox the spot should be covered with la) ointment, (b) with a dry dressing, (c) with an airtight seal, Cd) the scab picked off and washed, (e) protected with sterile gauze and let alone. i>. The life expectancy nt birth In the United States is (a) the lowest in the world, (b) lower than that of England and Germany; (c) higher than all others except Holland, Switzerland and New Zealand. ANSWERS: 1. Blood cells of all types are formed in the bone mnrnnv. Modern examinations of the bone marrow Include puncture of the sternum or breastbone to determine from examination of the bone marrow the cxtcnl to which It is effective. 2. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Is n disease of the spinal cord in which there Is n burdening of the lateral, or side, columns, of the cord. As a result of this there Is a wastage of the muscles associated with the portions of the spinal cord that have become hardened. Tiie disease resembles a condition formerly described as chronic infantile paralysis, In which there was a wasting of the muscles of the neck which at times \vas better and at other times worse. 3. The usual time ot closing or i growing together of the bones Is 18 months. Cases are on record in which there was failure of cios ure as long as 27 years. Such fail ure to close is usually the result o disease conditions, such as rickel 4. After vaccination, the scab best merely covered with a pro ective dressing of sterile gauze an et alone. If there is infiammatio or fever, the physician should b consulted as to the next proced ure to be followed. 5. The life expectancy at birt In-Holland, Switzerland and Ne Zealand is slightly better tha that of the United States whic however, is better than all oth countries. Most of our northe states have records even belt than those of Holland, Switzerland and New Zealand. Since life expectancy among the colored people is less than that among the white, their longevity presents a special problem. Model Plane Flies Wild OAKDALE, -Wash. (UP)—Millard fester" built '• a ~ : small, gasoline- qwered model airplane .and turn- tl it. loose on:a test flight./It soared high', into the air, with Hester ollowing • it In : an' automobile. The ifltor filially, sputtered .and halted, ul wind currents caught.the craft nd carried it higher. The last Hester saw of the'plane it was six miles from its take off place. STORIES IN STAMPS Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of ccrrcct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Who furnishes the bcutonnlcres of the ushers and the best man? 2. For a fcrmal daytime wedding, | what kind ot coat docs the bride- j groom wear? 3. What kind of hat? 4. What kind of tie? 5. Is it correct for the bridegroom to send 'corsages to his own mother and to the bride's mother? Wliat would you do if— You are invited to a wedding and the reception following and you cannot attend. Woulci you — (a) Decide that since you are re• fusing the invitation you do not have to send a. gift? (b) Send a gift, even though you cannot attend the wedding? , Answers ^ l.'The bridegrcom. 2. A cutaway— black or oxford gray. 3. Silk top hat. 4. A four-in-hand. Or he may wear an Ascot, If he wears Ra collar. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" so- lution-(b). R«ad Courier News want U. S. Merchant Marine Bids for Sea Glory PIGHTY years ago the American Merchant Marine' was the best in the world. Fleet Clipper ships set amazing speed records for sailing vessels, dominated ocean commerce. The American- built Savannah, in. 1819, was the Brst steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic. The Civil War, the development of western railroads and westward emigration turned American thoughts from the sea and a generation after the Civil War scarcely 10 per cent of U. S. commerce was borne in American ships. Today American ships carry a third of the nation's foreign commerce, but the merchant fleet is obsolete. In total tonnage, United States ranks fourth among world powers, behind Britain, Japan and Germany, slightly ahead o£ Italy and France. In new vessels —10 years old and less—United States ranks last. . The launching of the new super- safe liner America, on Aug. 31,' marks the return to glory of the American Merchant Marine. This vessel, the first of 500 in a 10-year program, is the biggest steamer ever built in United States and the safest ship ever constructed. Every means of safeguarding .its 1219 passengers have been incorporated into the construction of the 723- foot, 26,000-ton ship. An American ocean liner is shown on the U, S. 10-cent stamp, enlarged, above, brown and black, of the tPan-Amsrican series ot

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