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PAGI POUW BLYTBEVILLE. MKK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS IBS POURO* HI*? 00. • • ft W. fupnp, FuMtoher J. GRAHAM 6'tfgBURY, Editor UX(i F."»OR$IS, Adverthlji« Manager N»Uoo*l D*iltw, too., New York, ghlc*go, Dabo*^ at Uuk. EfcllM, &uy*» pit;, Memphl* PubUthKt Rvtry Atttraopn Except Sunday • •Entered +i tecond cl«is mailer »t thf post«Ck* at BlythevilU, Arlupuf, iwder *ct ot Cop jress, October »', l*n. by tli« United Press ' , SUBSCRIPTION RATE3 Bjr carrier In the City of Blytiievllle. 16o per week, or 65o per month.. By.mall, within » radius of Bfl miles, >3.00 ])«r yew, jl.W for six months, 15c lor three months; by malt til postal zones two to six Inclusive, JS.50 per year;'In zones seven and elilit, (10/X) per year, payable In advance. Distribution High, but Profits Not to Blame Tlje interosling study of distribution 3nd ils high cosl, wjiich has hcen made by thp Twentieth Century Fund, is drawing to its (.'(inclusions. Previous parts of the study have indicated Unit distribution is loo cosily; that a disproportionate part 6f the cost of j-ood.s goes not to those who produce llietn, but to those who distribute them. The average person unthinkingly junips to the answer: The distributors are making too much profit. But that isn't the answer, according to the fund's research experts. They found ''little evidence that general high profits are being made in the field of distribution considered as a whole." Some firms, and especially some new and particularly eflicicitl ones, wore found to he making big protits. But for every outstanding' success and profit-maker among distributive firms, they found many which barely break even, and sonic which rim at a loss even in good.years. In l!)3li, for , example, a relatively prosperous year, they found that half of all the trading and distributing organizations of Uiu entire country showed a loss on the year. Average net profits, lumping to- gethejr I'ie profitable and unprofitable operations, were (iltlo more than 2 per cent on sales. In short, most of what the consumer 'pays for the wholesale and retail- processes goes for wages, salaries/rent. Maintenance, heat,. light, taxes, and supplies. Only a very small part goes for profit as such. The only conclusion I h a t can bo drawn from such a. study is this: that if distribution of the things is costly and wasteful, so is their manufacture. And since the study makes il, clear that "big ..profits" is probably not flic answer to high-cost distribution, the answer does lie just where il lies in any other situation of the kind—in greater efficiency' to produce the same result, or in demanding less results. \\'e want service with our buying. We'want quick and frequent delivery; we' want return privileges; we want accessible locations; we 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 .luxury-type facilities to which we Americans have long been accustomed, nil of which means jobs for somebody. OUT OUR WAY Gel More by Taking Less Arkansas could possibly prolit by the interesting experience Ohio has been having in the collection of S«!CK taxes. When the sales lax law was lirsl passed, it was widely evaded. The reason: sales tax .stamps were supposed to In-' issued with each purchase.. But most people cither did not ask for them, or promptly threw them away. Some dealers promptly picked Diem up, and .simply issued' them again. Then a regulation was issued that such stamps when issued must be partly lorn in order to make Diem unusable another lime. Httt still many purchasers failed to ask for them, thus making if possible for dishonest dealers lo get by with fewer stamp purchases than they should. Then the state found a new way: consumers turning sales tax stamps back to the state are refunded 8 per cent of their face amount. Churches, liospilals, and other charitable organizations began nulling people lo save the stamps for them; hence customers begun asking' for the -stamps for them even if they didn't want them themselves. And (ax collections jumped ?8,000,000 between January and Julie, 1039, largely as a result. 50 THEY SAY No system of though! hns ever liccu able lo devise u slrait-jnckvl lor human freedom. Sys- Icms Ihul deny 11 are Inconsistent because they assume thai we arc free lo be convinced lh,u we have no freedom.—Dr. Charles I.yon Sen- sholeti, of Dnyton, O., before Baptist Convention. * * » 1 \tn\\\, lo Ilbcrnlc business. I wa ut to make unnecessary lo maintain in Washington great nrmics of federal agents to witch mid Mipc-rln- teurl (he ndtvlUe* of Iho people.—senator O'Mu- lioney, U., Wyoming, in bdlmlf of his bill lo lighten the anti-trust laws. » * * The people, I believe, regard the third term idea as setting n dangerous precedent.—Alfred M. umdqn,' 193G Republican presiilonlial caudl- ilale. « * * ;There Is work to do. Amci'icnus arc lHiu»ry. -ijolin b. Lewi?, c .1. O. head, before Ihe House Labor Committee. ' As in Gcriiiiitiy," comlilions ' 'oF'wieiiiployiiu'nt and Insecurity give agilutors Ihelr clinncc.—Dr. John Stewart Burgess, of Temple University, rUlackimj the growth of nnlt-SomUism. * * * Drinking, Bumbling, nnd .sensuality, which a few yours ago skulked In dark corners, uo;v flaunt themselves before the eyes of men. —Report to (ho Baptist World Alliance at At- lanln. t * » It Is flillle for me.or anyone rKn lo Uilk of 19-10 until (he President has spoken up. : —James Farley, chairman of the Nalioual Democratic Committee. * * * Well, Oils is certainly very nice. It's one of the bets I missed—but then, i never would have been able (o get away with il.—Former New Vork- Mayor Jimmy Walker, inspcelliv; Mayor LaGutmtia's summer office in n converted country, club al (he Worlds Pair. No matter how delicate the situation, how difficult nnd ba/ardnns the undertaking, you have always carried on with courage and efficiency. . . . f am filled with a sense of profound pride and admiration.—Admiral Varnall, taking leave of his command of the Asiatic fleet. t * * 'Hie underlying slrength of Ihc world must consist In Ihc moral fiber of her citizens.— President Roosevelt, to the Moral nearmamcnl Conference at Hollywood. COP8. 1SJ9ByKt*stRVICf, INC. T. M, REO. If. E FRIDAY,'AUGUST/ "i often wish my husband wasn't quite so successful—I'd l)e able to see him more often." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE MOON) TO RISE THAN IT DID ON THE PREVIOUS EVENING SERIAL .STO^ WAR AND A WOMAN BY'BETTY WALLACE , 1939, N^A SERVICE, INC. "JT'S queer," Linda Storm said Ilioughlfully, as she stood be- fiidc- Marcia King near the car thai was parked on llio Hying Held at Pensncola. "Back home, the university dominates (lie town. Kv'Mylhing depends on Hie university. And liere—the air station dominates. Il's a sort of univer- sily, loo, isn't il?" "I'll say it is!" Muvcin answered. "J'Jic louHhest air course in the v.-orld. Baby, we linn oul flyers!" Pride rang in her voice. Her eyes swept skyward, to where a long line of airplanes (lew across the cloud-banked sky. The roar at llieir motors was strong and full- throated. "A couple of montlis ago, the boys up (here were green as grass. But now they're on their way. And Jimmy helped put 'em where they are, and where they're going. I want to tell you, Linda, my Jimmy's- the best flyer on ibis whole base. The best instructor! Ob, just wait till you meet him!" Linda smiled at her. Her own eyes, wide, and golden, followed Ibc clean, swilt flight of those ships overhead. But she thought, helplessly, that Marcia didn't quite undcrslnnil what she meant. Marcia was a Navy girl. This was thrilling, glorious, lo her. But to Linda, who bad been taught to see behind the scenes, it meant only one thing. The same thing she always heard, shuddering, behind the strains of martial music. The same thing she always saw, sadly, behind columns of marching men. War. * * * . is TJUT maybe I'm wrong," she murmured. "Maybe those lire Daddy's ideas, cropping oul in me. Daddy could be wrong." But she had never thought so before. overhead. • erea. Mama, standing llifrc on the running board, l/irs aas thrilling, glorious. To Linda, it meant only one thins — WAR! nearly getting killed again. You'll find it's dangerous driving with H was confusing lo find herself questioning and doubling,) CHE was blithely unaware when Mnrcia was so proud; when "^ Linda's inattention.- "Now this wlioic ail- station was so solid and impregnable, when every officer and (ivevy student here was to sure. . . . • Marcia liad told her how many bitterly disappointed lads were washed out, in the first few months. Mnreia had explained iiow perfect they had to be, physically and menially, even to be accepted at all. The university at home was AVQUNG E INVENTOR, GOT THE IDEA FOE. WHEN HE LEFT A POT OF PAINT UNCOVERED, AND THE SURFACE HARDENED INTO A RUBBERV 8-f FILM ANSWER: He is referral lo as the 32<l, although only 30 persons served .before him. This is because Cleveland seired as bolh Ihe 22d and 24th President. NUXT: Arc earthquakes of any value? •Down Memory La no . 10 Years Ago j Osccolans recalled reccul news . dispatches which Icld of ]>cvsons . Wearing' Iheir pajamas on the streets Saturday when a man al' lircd in cream' colored silk pajamas went into a -c:rncr drug store, purchased n drink (hen got. Into his cur and drove away, leaving n gaping crowd behind him. Vive Years Ago Jack Finley Robinson" successfully defended his city singles championship In Ihc annual tennis tournament piny when he won, in straight sets, over James Terry this we The score was G-J, 8rQ. C-3. For his ccucoction of a while soup. William Ihe Coniiucr:r presented his cook with "• n manor house. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE . with Major Hooplo THAT SWELL M*vKES ME i^?> "5 'Wei) UOVJGRV EHOIJGH TO EM MULE fABKf M 1 AROUMDTWESJc |£>6S so Lovio 1 PE'EU UKE S WMetJIGET ' f~ MISTAM A SMIPC O 1 . I. I T. BpEM fvMTtCIPAT- 1U' YOU 'RWAL ¥ SKILLET/ 'if/' SE&BHAt- rAVB, I KETCHED EUOUGH •PRAVJ6STO STUFF ALL THE PEOPLES AW' AXltMLTj BOW / i BEEM EATIM 1 3D MA.MV BfZAWes' LAISS.THIS WEE*! I ' READY TO MOP LIKE YOU GOT IK! THE BSJ5, MiSTAM CRICKS, POV-OMTHE FOOTS? DID VOU SEE TH-XT BIRD JUV\P WHEN THW BELL THEY Pf»B'LV WAS, BUTT THEY DCM'T NEED 'EM THESE tAVS, WITH ALL TVf YEH.I GUESS A euy COULD BE ASLEEP AN'RUM ONE OF 'E\\ WHH OMLY BUTTONS AN 1 HANDLES TO PRESS — A DEAD A\AM COULD RJJM OME.' IT MUST HAVE WOKE HM UP.' I WOWDER. IF THEV WASN'T PUT OW THERE FOR THAT THW VOU CAN'T GET CAUGHT IK) THE ALAKWi CLOCIi more democratic. You could wear glasses and be knock-kneed; all Iliey asked was that you possess a mind capable of learning. Linda sighed. To be prepared for death, it seemed you had to be the best of your kin;'.. So the crime of il would he even greater. The waste ot it even more pat Ihctic.- "What's the mailer, Linda? You loolc so (iiicor!" MarcM was saying. "Is it all (he noise? I've gotten so used lo it, I can't sleep without the sound ot airplane motors in my e;irs." As they drove through the sunny streets, Linda looked at the palm trees and the Spanish .houses. "It's prclly here," she said uncerr tainly. Even peaceful—away from tiie Held. "Jusl think, il's been two years since we've seen each other!" her friend prattled. "You're just the fame, just as beautiful "as.ever." She giggled. "1 guess I'm just the same, loo. Snub nossj and carrot hair and freckles. I bet you never thought I'd hogtic me a beau! Bui darling, wail lill -yo\i see him! Jusl wait! I'm pinching myself every minute to make sure it's real, because he's so perfect, Linda! • "And I've lovcd'hiiu since I was knee-high to a duck: When we were kids, our' fathers served on Ihe same Stations, you know. I've played wilh Jimmy ' Cooper ou 7iaval stations from Norfolk lo Hawaii and back." She tramped ou Ihe brake suddenly as a truck crossed their path. "There I go, all wrapped up in gabbling and of tell me all about your own beau, darling! I've had my eye on ihat ring ever since you stepped off the train. It's a beauty. Of course a Navy gal doesn't rate a ring like ihat. Not unless there's money lying around that isn't connected with the service, and I can assure you, Daddy may be practically an admiral, but that doesn't buy diamonds. And Jimmy's pay ..." Linda roused herself. The : on her finger glittered as she moved her hand. "Oh, my ring? George di'dn't earn 'it either, I'm afraid. Scientists don't make for- luiies. JJut -George's'. grandfather invented a simple gadget that bin manily -couldn't live: -without, or something." "Tell me about George! You write such tiny letters!" "There's not much to tell, Mareia. He's sweet serious and *s a new evening dress, white and gauzy and beautiful as a dream. Lookiiia into the mirror, she knew Ihat she was beautiful. As Marcia said, playfully envious, "You've- always backed me right ofF the map. I shouldn't have asked you! You'll steal my wedding scene, you're so lovely." * *' t JHJT downstairs, in the room that was filled with white naval uniforms and the bare shoulders of gay Navy girls, Linda fell oul of. place. Everyone knew everyone else. Their very talk was unintelligible lo her. "Poor kid, it was thumbs down-on the checkoff, nnd he's blaming il on the instructor." "Did you sec the new patrol ship? It's a honey!" "Passed over? Oh no—thal's not what happened. When he left North Island—" Marcia and her. mother were busy receiving-tile, guqs|s. : M.avcia whispered hastily that Jimmy had station. Excuse been held up on the "He'll be here laler. all wrapped up in his experiments and—and—r" Her vojce trailed off. And he was. devoting his life to figlil against microbes, so that men could live, longer and more xiseful lives. "'While here, hundreds of men devoted their lives to learning how.to fly bombing planes so thai- She couldn't go 'on. "What's the matter with me?"'she asked herself irritably. She had come here to be Marcia's maid of honor at the wedding two weeks away: She IKK! come because Marcia begged hei to, and because it was summer and Paddy, freed from the classroom, had buried himself in rare books. While George, unwilling to halt work on his .experiments, locked himself up in the lab. She understood . bolh of lliem, and loved them for it, but she hat) been just a little lonely. She had promised herself two . w.eeks of gaiety. 'This 'was hardly 'an auspicious slarl. That night, as iUarcia new excitedly from.her o\vn room to the guest room in every imaginable state of undress, Linda ,shook off the first, chill-doubling. She had inc. ..." After a while, Linda drifted out to the porch. There were great white stars overheat), and the warm tropical night was so beautiful .that she put her head against a post and sla.rctl out, dreamily, to where a palm tree swayed against the sk}'. "Quccnsvilie was never like this," she murmured, half aloud, "ph, how lovely!" "Quecnsville?" asked a mascu-' line .voice beside her, slarllingly. "Oh!" She jumped, and turned around quickly.. A lalt man i;i uniform was smiling down at her- liis lean, tanned face, and the look in his brown eyes did somclbing strange .to hoi- heart. .For. a long moment they stared inlo each olhcr'K eyes, and then he was asking,-like a man in a-daze, "Who are you? I've never seen you bo- fore.' I—I've only dreamed yon, even-now, haven't I? You can't be re;\l!" "I am real," she whispered. "I'm Linda Storm. .Who arc you?" .And then there was a-shout behind them andMm-ia's voice saying, "Jimmy! Why didn't you come straight on in, you worm?"., (To He Continued)' caused by the fluid. and softening •THE FAMILY DOCTOR ~ < T. M. M*. Ml •. Ml*. **+ ' Bud Skin'Condition OJ'leii 'Requires ' • General Toning Up of Whole Sys"le ; ni, , . liV 1>K. MORKIS ITSUiiElN brane of the nose.in conditions UkD I'.'dilnr, Journal of the American bay fever and •asthma: 3lcdic.il Association, anil of i • t t *.' ' . li>-Sfl.i, Ihe llcalll, Magazine I ' po r thls rcason it h?s tei j n svg . Some people perspire more than gested that the person «ho hns an others. Some people have more unusually greasy ski n' with excess dandruff, and peeling of the skin'secretion might well lake : a' diet' _ than do others. Many specialists which is rich t.n proteins but-re-: kept j n a • good meutal frame of In diseases of the skin are cotu stricted as to sugars, fluids and mijid. must get plenty of Sleep, vinceci that seborrhea is an infec- salt. II should also.be a -diet that must r bs given proper treatments to' tlbiis-condition which arises from; is high lii. vitamins, particularly avoid itching and irritation They germs which are normally on the jeafy grein- ve'gelablfi "and fresh must have their blood brought up skin but which are especially fruits. "Irrilating toptts and highly j to par by the- suitable' admlnistra- prevnlcnt on a greasy skin. seasoned foods like .fried . ioods lion of the necessary vitamins, iror arc convinced anrt P°- k ar c a . ls ° to be avoided. | and' similar suijstanccs. In 'othn In the worst types of, seborrhea. i words, a skin irritation is frc- Dandruff of tho sculp is, however; :onl.v one manifestation of the scborrhDic couEUtulion. The regular waslilng of the hair, and (he. application of •.suitable scalp (reatuicnts can,keep dandruff under control week by .week.•: When, however,. there is. an eruption of on the face with a greasy ion, ai\(l enlarged pores, when there is scaling and inflammation of the skin behind Ihe cars and in the croins. the condition demands much more serious attention. : Palienls of this type must bo Some physicians that seborrhea represents a special type of conslilution in which It is obviously necessary for Uicjl'iently merely a' reflection . of a there is an increase of tho sccrc-'. physicians to treat (he entire body' condition • that affects the entire tion from tho glantls in the skin, l.from, Ihe point.of vjcw 'of rest, nu over-growth ol such glands,! exercise and hygiene generally. In and an enlargement o{ Hie pores. Associated with Ibis there is usn- j ally a thickening of (lie skin and also an .increased activity of the jsivc.il glnmls. One British physician Is con' vlnccd' that soborrlica is associated \\ilh sunllar aclivitlcs which affect the mucous membranes of Ihc mouth and the otiier orifices of the tody, and that sometimes there Is also change of the mucous mem- cerlain cases, however, where the condition is largely 'connhert lo scurf-on the scalp, treatment ap,- plied directly to the dandrufl is itself sufficient to. bring aboul a si;cces.sful result. Certainly anyone will] dandrull ought lo wash Ibc hair at least body and Ihe skin irritation Itself cannot be controlled until the whole .constitution of the parson is brought'in order. N'o Forts for New Guinea CANBERRA, Australia (Ufl —In these days of treaty repudiation, Australia hns nnnoiu.crd Ihat it abide by the terms if llic once a week, bathe the body vcgu-' League of Nations mandate over, larly at least once a day. and avoid j New Guinea and will not establish the rearing ot clothing that", fortifications or military bases produces heat next to the skin I there.

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