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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 4, 1939
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FAG* fOUB BLYTHEVILLE. JARK.)' COURIER NEWS BLYTHFVII+LB OOURIEB NEWS • ' VHI OOrmOB* KBW8 00. K. V. H4»B8, FuWifcer J. GRAHAM SUOBURY, Editor ' ~ Mgnaser '•' Bole National Adtertttnf Heyn*enUUvec ArkaDliu D*ille», Inc., New York, Chicago, De- irott, 6t. U** P«Uu,' Kwy«» pit;, Uemphlt. PublUhfd «wrj Attwnooo Eicept Sunday ••Altered is leconiJ clais m»U<-r »t the P°«t- •Cice »t BlyUitvlile, Arkan»*», under »ct of Congr«s«. October t, (117. Served by tli« United BATES By ciirrteX In the City of BJyUievllle. 16c per •tek, or ?5o per month. By mat', within » radius of 50 miles, (3.00 per yeur, }i.EO for six months, 1&c for three months; by roall Ui postal zones two to six Inclusive, f6.50 per year; in zones seven »nd el|ht, per year, payable In »dv»n«. Distribution High, but Profits Not to Blame The.interesting study of disli'ibulicm and Us higli cost, \v|rich lias been made by tlip Twentieth Century Fund, is drawing to its conclusions. Previous parts of .Hie study liiive imliettU'd that distribution is loo costly; thai a disproportionate part of (ho cast of goods goes not to those who produce them, but to those who distribute them. The average person unthinkingly jumps to the answer: The distributors are making too much profit. But that isn't the answer, according |o the fund's research experts. They found "little evidence Unit gen- • eral high profits are being made in the field of distribution considered . as a whole." Some (inns, and especially some new and particularly efficient ones, were found to bo malting big 'profits. But for every outstanding success and ••- pro fit-maker among distributive firms, they found many which barely break even, and .some which run at a loss even in good,years, lu i03(>, for example, a relatively prosperous year, they found that half of all the trading and distributing organizations of Hie entire country showed a loss on the year. Average net '-profits, lumping to- gethaf t'lB profitable and unprofitable operations, were little more than 2 per cen.t "on sales, In short, most of what tho consumer pays for the wholesale and retail • processes goes for wages, .salaries, rent, Maintenance, heal, light, taxes, and supplies. Only a very small part goes for profit as such. The only conclusion I h a t can be drawn from such is this: that if distribution of the things is costly and wasteful, so is their manufacture. •And since the study clear tha.t "big .profits" is probatily not the answer to high-cost distribution, lha answer does lie ^ust= where it lies in any other situation of the kind—in greater efficiency'to'produce the same result, or in demanding less results. We want service with our buying. We' want quick and frequent delivery; we-want return privileges; we, want accessible locations; ^Ye want credit without limit. All these things must be paid for. And probably no great reduction can be made in the cost of distributing goods without reducing some' of the .Juxury-typo facilities to which we Americans have-long been accustomed, :ill of which means jobs for somebody. ret More by Taking Less Arkansas could possibly profit by the interesting experience Ohio lias been having in (he collection of sales (nxcs. When the sales lax law was first passed, if was widely evaded. The reason: sales tax stamps were supposed lo be issued with each purchase, But most people cither did not ask for them, or promptly threw them away, Home dealers promptly picked them up, and simply issued' lliem again. Then a regulation was issued that such stamps when issued must be partly torn in order lo make Ihcm unusable! another lime. Hut still many purchasers failed to ask for them, Ihus making it possible for dishonest dealers (o get by with fewer stamp purchases than they should. Then tho stale found a new way: consumers turning sales tax .stamps back to Ihc stale are refunded 8 per cent of their face amount. Churches, hospitals, and other charitable organi- sations began anking people to save the stamps for them; hence customers began asking' for (he stamps for them even if they didn't want thorn themselves. And tax collections jumped $8,000,000 between January and Juiie, 1939, largely us a result. FRIDAY,'AUGUST A, 1039 • SO THEY SAY No system of thoiialH hns ever been aWc to devise « ,st> nil-Jacket for human freedom. Systems Unit deny It are Inconsistent bqonuse they assume that we nre free to he convinced that we have no freedom.—Dr. Charles Lyon Ben- shole,';, of Dayton, O., before Baptist Convention. * * » I want to liberate business. I want to make imjieci'.ss.iry lo maintain In Washington great, armies of federal ngents to watch nnd superintend the activities of tho people,—Senator O'Mu- honey, D., Wyoming, |n bohnU of his bill to lighten the mill-trust laws. « * * The people, I believe, regard the third term Wen as setting n dangerous precedent.—Alfred M. London, ISM Republican presidential candidate. There Is \vork to do. Americans are hungry. -'John b. Lewis, O .1. O. head, before the llouas Labor Committee. ' 'Ait In Gcnhn'ny." condition's'of n and Insecurity give agitators (heir chance.—Dr. John Stewart Burgess, of Temple University, attacking the growth of anti-Semitism. * * » Drinking, Bumbling, ami scnstmllly, whtcti a few years ago skulked In dark corners, now flaunt themselves before Ihc eyes of Jiisn. —Heporl lo the Jtapilit World Alliance tit Atlanta. * * « It Is futile for me or anyone else to talk of 1910 until Ihe President has spoken up. —James Fnrlcy, chairman of the National Democratic Committee. » * * Well, Mils Is certainly very nice. It's one ol the bets 1 missed—but Uicn. I never would have been nble to gel nivay with II.—Former New York iMnj'or Jimmy Wnlker, inspccthv; Mayor LaGunrdin's summer office in n converted country club at the World's l-'air. No mnller bow dellrato Ihe situation. ho\v difficult and Isa/nrdous the undertaking, you have always carried on \vilh conrngc nnd clhcicncy. . . . T am tilled with n sense of profound pride and admiration.—Admiral Varnnll, taking leave of his command of Ihe Asiatic fleet. * * » 'Hie underlying strength of (he world nuisl consist in the inornt fiber of her citr/.eiis.— President Roosevelt, to Ihc Moral Rearmament Conference at Hollywood, SIDE GLANCES by GaJbr»Kh / "J oflcn wisJi my husband wtisn'1 <|uilc so successful—I'd be nble to see him more oflcn." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IT IS POSSJBLE FOR THE MOON TO RISE THAN IT DID ON THE PREVIOUS EVENING IS ROOSEVELT THE OR. PRESIDENT • SERIAL.STORY WAR AND A WOMAN BY BETTY WALLACE 1939,'Nf A SERVICE, INC. AVQUNG ENGLISH INVENTOR., GOT THE IDEA FOR. CHAPTER I «JTS queer," Linda Storm said thoughtfully, as she stood beside Murt'ia King near (lie car Dial was parked on (he flying field at I'ensacoki. "Back home, the university dominates (ho town. Kvorything depends on the university, And here—the air station dominates. It's a sort of university, loo, isn't it?" "I'll say it is!" Marda answered. "The toughi'sl air course in Ihe world. Baby, we turn out Dyers!' I'ride rimy in her voice. l!er ejes .swept skyward, lo where a long line of airplanes (lew across the cloud-banked sky. The roar of their motors was strong and {ull- tliroated. "A couple of months ago, the Ijoys up (here were green us grass. But now they're on their way. And Jimmy helped put 'em where lliey are, and where they're going. I want lo tell you, Linda, my Jimmy's Ihe best flyer on this whole base. The best instructor! Gh, just wait till you meet him!" Linda smiled at her. Her own eyes, wide and golden, followed the clean, swiCl (light of those ships overhead. Hut she thought, helplessly, (hat Marcia didn't (|ui(e understand what she meant. Marda was a Navy girl. This was thrilling, glorious, to her. But to Linda, who had been taught to see behind ilie scenes, it meant only one thing. The same Ibing she always heard, shuddering, behind the strains of martial music. The same thing she always saw, sadly, behind columns of marching men. AVar. V * * ""OUT maybe I'm wrong," she • murmured. "Maybe those are Daddy's idcns, cropping out in me. Daddy could be wrong." 13ul she had never thought so before. H was confusing to find herself questioning and doubting, when Marcia was so proud; when this whole air station was so solid and impregnable, when every officer and every student here was so sure. ... • Marcia had told her how many foitlei'iy disappointed lads were washed out, in (lie first few months. Marcia had explained iiow perfect they had to he, physically and menlaliy, even to be accepted at all. The university al home was more democratic. Yon could wear glasses and be knock-kneed; all they asked was thai you possess a mind capable, of learning. Linda sighed. To he prepared lor death, it. seemed you had to be the best of your kind. So the crime of it would be even greater. The waste of it even more pa^ thetic. "What's the matter, Linda? You look so queer!" Marcia was saying, "Is it all the noise? I've gotten sn used to it, I can't sleep withoin the sound of airplane motors in , i c-ics foUoJucJ //ic cfcon siUJ/J ftisk of //wsc plows over'trad. To Afarcio, standing there on llic running board, this u>as llirilling, glorious. To Linda, it meant only one tiling — WARl nearly getliiig killed again. You'll find il's dangerous driving wilh inn *' WHEN HE LEFT A POT OF PAINT UNCOVERED, AND THE SURFACE HARDENED INTO •> O A FZUBBERV -A^ \g-H FILM ANSWER: He is referred lo as the 32d, although only 30 persons served-before him. This is because Cleveland tewed as both the 22d' nnd 241U President. NKXT: Arc earthquakes of any value? •Down Memory Lane 10 Vcars Apo j Osccolans recalled recent, news . dispatches which tcld of (wrsons I w'raring ' their pajamns on the streets Saturday when n man nl- ! tired in cream colored silk pajamas went inlt> n -c:rncr dnig store, purchnscd a drhik then got Into liis car and drove away, leaving a guping crowd behind him, I'ivc Vcars Ago Jack Fin Icy Robinson' successful!} defended his city singles championship in Ihe nnnual tennis tournament play when he won. in slraiglv sets, over James Terry this week The score was 6-4, 8r6, C-3. For his ccncoctton of a whili soup. William (lie Conquer:r prc seined his cook with" a innno: house. OUT OUR AVAY By J. K. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE wilh Major Hooplc DID VOU SEE TH<XT BIRD JUMP BELL RAMG? H-X-H\.' IT MUST HAVE WOKE HIM UP/ I WOODER IF THEV W*.SM'T PUT OW THERE FOR THAI GREETMQS, WUNT A COZY HABlTA'i" You MOVE t?SVISED/l-lv\(THE &WCRY ARCMA. TRO.V\ VQUR SKlLLE-T ASSAILED OUR WOSTRIUS MU.ES SMEl.U H»3ll EAT ' AROUMDTHES6 I-IO65 SO LOllQ T-.FE SI- 'THEV PKO&'LV WA3,BUTTV1E:V DOM'T NEED 'EM THESE CWS, WITH ALL TH 1 YEH.l GUESS A<3UYCOULD BE ASLEEP AM'RLWOME OF 'EM WITH ONW 6UTTDU5 AN' H'XNDl-ES TO PRESS — A DEADAVAK) COULD, BUM ONE VDU CAVJ'T G.ET CAUGHT , T MAWE IMV1TED A -FRIEND, .WR.ART6MUS QUICK, E A WQPSEL \V1TVl US ' oX PROWWEUT AMSTAM 1 B5EW VOU ALL THE PEOPLES AW 1 tTJVJ klCAi-t's BOOT ? T BEESJ EATliJ 1 SO LWSS.TV41S VVE READV' TO HOP UXE YOJ C5OT IM THE BUS, MISTAM GRICKS, POIKOMTHE FOOTS? THE AtARWi CLOCVC. drove through Ihc my cars. As they sunny slrcels, Linda looked at the palm Irees and Ihc Spanish houses "It's prcity here," she said uncertainly. Even peaceful—away from the field. "Just Ihink, il's been two year since we've seen each other!" he friend pratlled. "You're just 111' same. Just as beautiful as.ever: She giggled. "I guess I'm just th same, too. Snub nose and carro hair and freckles. I bel you neve thought I'd hoglic me a beau! Bu darling, wait till -you see him Just wail! I'm pinching mysel every minute to make sure if lie's so perfect, real, because Linda! "And I've loved'Iiim since I was knee-high to a duck; When we were kids, our 1 fathers served on the same stalions, you know. I've :HF, was blithely unaware of Linda's inallenlion: "Now lell ne all about your own beau, darnel 1'vC had my eye on thai ing ever since you slopped oft lie train. It's a heauly. Of course Navy gal doesn't rate a ring ike that. Not unless there's wncy lying around that isn't con- lected with the service, and I can ssure you, Daddy may be prac- ically an admiral, but that doesn't buy diamonds, And Jimmy's pay ..." Linda roused herself. The ring on her finger glittered as she noved her hand. "Oh, my ring? George didn't "earn it either, I'm alraid. Scientists don't make for- unes. But-George's ; grandfather nvcnled a simple gadget that rhanily -couldn't live' AVilhout, or something." . ' • . "Tell me about George! You wrilc such tiny letters!" "There's not much to tell, Marcia. He's sweet and serious and all wrapped up in his experiments and—ancU-r" Her voice trailed oft And he was devoting his life to figlil against microbes, so that meii could live longer and mofe useful lives. ''While here, hundreds of men devoted their lives lo learning how, to fly bombing planes so thai- She couldn't go'on. "What's Ihe matter with me?" she asked herself iri'ilably. She had come here lo be Marcia's maid o£ honor a Ihe wedding Iwo weeks away; Sin had come because Mnrcia u'cggec hei to, and because it was summe: and Daddy, freed from the class room, had buried himself in ran books. While George, unwilling tc halt work, on Jiis .experiments locked himself up m the lab, Sh played with Jimmy naval slalions from Cooper Norfolk Hawaii and hack." She tramped on the brake suddenly as a truck crossed their path. "There I go, all wrapped up in gabbling and Understood both of Iliem, loved them for but she been just a little lonely. She hai promised herself two . weeks o gaiety. 'This'was hardly an aus picioiiG start. That nighl, as Marcia flew ex ciledly- from.her own room to th guest room in every imaginabi stale of undress, Linda ,shook o the first chill doubling. -She iia a new evening dress, while and gauzy and beauliful as a drsam. I.cokiiia mlo the mirror, sfie knew llmt she was beauliful. As Maria said, playfully c n v i o u s, You've always backed me right (I Ihe map. I shouldn't have shed you! You'll sleal my wed- ing scene, you're so lovely." * *' * 5TJT downstairs, in the room that • was filled with while naval niforms and Ihc bare shoulders f gay Navy girls, Linda Jell out of ilace. Everyone knew everyone Isc. Their very talk was unin- elligible lo her. "Poor kid, it was liumbs clown on Ihe checkoff, and ic's blaming it on the instructor." 'Did you see the new patrol hip? It's a honey!" "Passed over? Oh no—Dial's not what happened. When he left Vorlh Island—" Marcia and her. molher were >Usy receiving'the. guqsts. .Marcia vhispcred hastily that Jimmy had been held up on Ihe slalion. 'He'll be here laler. Excuse r,e. . . . " After a while, Linda drifted out ;o the porch. There were great white stars overhead, and the warm tropical night was so beau- iiful lb,at she pul her head against i post and pul, dreamily, io where a palm irce swayed against the sky. "Queensville - was never like Ihis," she murmured, half aloud. "Oh, how lovely!" "Quecnsviile?" asked a masculine .voice beside her, slarllitigiy. Oh!" She jumped, and turned around quickly.. A tall man in uniform was smiling down at her. itis lean, fanned face, and the look in his brown eyes did something slrange .to her heart, .For. a long moment they stared into each other's eyesj and then lie was asking, like a man in a: daze, "Who are you? I've never seen you before. I—I've only dreamed you, even : now, haven't I? You can't be real!" "I*" am real," she whispered. "I'm Linda Slorm. .Who ave you?" . And then Iherc was a -shout behind them and. Marcia's voice saying, "Jimmy! Why didn't "you come straight ,011 in, you. worm?", (To lie Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR Bad Skin Condition Ol'len Requires' • General Toning Up of Whole Sys\e ; iu, liV I>K. SlOUtilS riSIillKIN brnnc of the nose in conditions like Krtitnr, Journal of Ihc American. hay fever and'asthma.' M e <l i c a i Assnriation, anil of , • c ' I .v.'lli. n-ncpratioil and 1 caused by Hie fluid. softening Hygcia, the Health Majazine I Sonic people perspire more than For this reason it has been syg- that the person' who has an others. Some people have more unusually greasy 'skirt' with excess DandrufF of Iho sculp is. however; :only one manifestation of tho seborrheic conslHnliou. The regular washing of the hair, and the, application ol :suitable, scalp trcalmeiils can ,keep dandniiT under control week try .week. • \Yhcn, however,. there is. an eruption of pimples on the face with a greasy coiuttlcxion _ and enlarged pores, when there is .scaling and inflammation of the skin behind Ihe cars and in- the groins, the condition demands much more serious attention- : : : Patieiils o: Ihi5 type must ba . dandruff and peeling ol Ihe skin' secretion might well take 1 a/ diet than do others. Many specialists which is rich iu proteins ^ but • re- : kept in a -good menial frame of t.n diseases- of tile skin arc con? stricted as to sugars, fluids and mind, must get plenty of sleep, vinced that, scborrhea is an infec- salt.' It should also. bo a 'diet that- miist r be given' proper treatments to tibus- "condition which arises from; is high in . vitanijiis, particularly avoid itching and Irritation. They germs which are normally on the leafy green- vegetables and fresh must have their blood brought "P skin but which are especially fruits, 'irritating' foods and 'highly j to par by the suitable adinirustra- preralent on a 'greasy skin. " seasoned' foods : like .fried toons lion of the necessary' vitamins, iron Some physicians are convinced »nd P°rk arc also to be avoided, that, selxirrlica represents a spe- Jn the worst tj'pes of. seborrhf.a, rial type of ronsUtution in wlilch it is obviously necesisary for Oie there Is an increase of the sccre- .physicians to IreaC tlie entire body tion from tho glands in tho skin, j.front .the point, of view 'of rest, nn over-growth ol such glands,' exercise and hygiene generally. In and nn enlargement oi Ihe pores. I certain cases, however, where the Associated with this there is usually iT thickening of the skin and nlso mi , increased activity of the sweat ylands. One Rritisli physician Is convinced 1 that- soborrhca is associated with sirnilar activities which affect- the mucous niembrancs of Ihe mouth and the olher orifices of the tody, and that sometimes there Is also change of the mucous mem- condillon Is la'tgcly confined to scurt- on Ihe s-alp. treatment ap,- plied directly lo the dandruff Is itself sufficient, to. bring about a sitcccssfiil result. Certainly nnyone with dandruff ought lo wash the hair at least and similar Aiibstances.. In words, a skin irritsllon is fro- .' qviently merely a ' reflection , of a condition • that affects llic entire » body and Ihe skin irritation itself cannot tc controlled until tho whole coiistUulipn of the psrsm is brought'irt order. No Fnrls tor New Guinea CANBERRA, Australia (UtM—In , these days of treaty repudiation, ' Australia has aiuiounccd that itji abide by Ihe terms of the-,' once a week, bathe the body regu-; L«agtir of Nations niaiidalc lavly nt least once a day, and avoid •'• New aulnea and will not establish (he wearing of clothing 'Ihat'i Jollifications or military bases produces heal next to the skin i there.

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