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JPAGE FOUR BLyfHEVlLLB, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLTfTHEVlUjE COURIER THE ojimntR NEWS co, ' H. W. HAJflES, PuWJsher . ,1 J. x GRAtfAlC SUD?URY, Editor '< 6AMW5I, F. NOIJRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: ArfcuiMS Dailies, Inc. New York, Chicago, De. trpit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kama; City, Memphis. .' Published Every •Afternoon Except Sunday au«j«d,as second class matter at (lie post- office at, Blytliev ille, Arkansas, under act of Cou- gre$$, October •«, 1917. Served!by the United Press. .' ' - SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In Uie City of Blylhcvlllo, 15c J>er ^(?k» or §5c per mcpith, By mail, within i( r.adliis of 50 miles, $3.00 per j'CMj $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months, by mail In postal zones two to six inclusive, $650 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. 'It Is Now the Time For Performance . . . One hundred per cent of the electric power facilities of the slate of Tennessee sare now publicly owned. Public ownership of power, for 50 years a dream of the comparatively small coterie of Us backers, is today a reality- throughout one of the 48 stales. In a Wall Street office, while 200 representatives of the TVA and the 31 , ^'cities, towns, and electrical co-opcra- "Ijtiyes of Tennessee looked on, David K. Lilienthal, TVA director, passed over to Wendell Willkie, president of Commonwealth and Southern, a check for ?45 J 000,000. And privately owned electric utilities moved out of the state of Tennessee. Public ownership had won its first state-wide victory. "There is no more power controversy," said Lilienthal, "The propaganda 'period .is over. It is now the time for performance." And so it is. The TVA was crt-alcd May 18, 1933. For six years the twin struggles have been going on — the struggle against nature in building the great dams across the Tennessee river system, and the struggle against human tiature as the privately owned utilities fought to keep their place in this gigantic Held. Now in Tennessee the public ownership principle has won out. The struggle is over. No\y the new system is on trial. The government has its yard-slick. Lilienlhal believes t h a t r within five years half the country will be k'etUrig power 'at TVA rates, not because of • the direct competition of other TVAs, but because TVA will show that it can be-'done. This, of course, remains to be seen. But most immediate will be the trial of TVA itself. t "We have made good our assurances to Congress that the business would be self-liquidating'," says Lilienthal. "With the completion'of clams already provided for by 106-47, TVA will be fully self-supporting and will then no longer require appropriations of new capital from Congress." We shall sec. Willkie, whose stubborn defense of his corporation ;i g!l i ns t, what'is to him "unfair and subsidized government competition,"\voii praise , even from his opponents, says no. He is skeptical of the government operation, especially if the government will operate under the rules it has laid down for private utilities as to bookkeeping, lax charges, and financing. He doubts that public utilities can render as good and as cheap service OUT OUR WAY as private companies without burdening the general taxpayer with a perpetual' subsidy load. Lilienthal says they can. At last, TVA having been placed on a stale-wide "going" basis, we have « chance to find out. This gigantic experiment in public ownership should be watched closely. Naturally, cheap power can be produced and distributed if the general taxpayer simply pays the deficits which make low rates possible, On the oilier hand, perhaps TVA will now actually begin to pay back Uie cheaply borrowed capital advanced by the government, as well as provide its owji running expense. It is a national jol> of administration and of book- kcepjng, both of which the taxpayer and consumer ought to watch with a redoubled interest now that it is actually and finally' his business. One Danger Remains Automobiles are being built safer and .safer each year. Roads are better designed, so as to eliminate hazards. Next year's automobiles will probably be mostly equipped with a new "sealed-beam" headlamp w h i c h will tend to eliminate road glare. This invention, which is expected to rank with four-wheel brakes, safety glass, and all-steel bodies as a safety feature, was developed jointly by the lamp and motor manufacturers who pooled their knowledge and experience to produce it. An excellent example of co-operation, by Uie way. A new (ype of safety .glass which eliminates side-window distortion and undue eycslhiin is also to be introduced by one company, mid new bodies partly made of transparent plastics arc to be introduced. Yes, automobiles arc being made .safer each year. The one safety factor that seems hardest of nil to improve ' is the fool -behind the wheel. Even there some progress is being made by relentless safely campaigns and education, but more unyielding than glass or steel or plastic is the stubbornness' of the human mind, slow to learn, slower to change. ' • .';» •- • SO THEY SAY I wish air. Roosevelt would abolish wnner. —Senator Styles Bridges (Rcp.-N. it.). * * .». 1 can be just ns thankful on the 23rd ns on the SOth.-Gov. Liircn D. Dickinson of Mlclil- gnn. * * * • " Miller Is n clever mini, mid has got all Iin wants without firing n gun . . . nioioiish He Is n btt crnzy at times, as we all nrc.— Jules 3 Baclie, New York banker. * * * To Britain and France I say Hits- It is none of your business how DnmlgCM wish to arrant their fulm-e._Albe,l Footer, Nazi leader in Danzig. with patent medicine* H can't Iw done can't be clone with .Arthur H. Vandwbcrg fficp.-Micli.) telling ho'.v not to solve the depression. * * « I'm for n- Wl'A project to move Plymouth Rock to Pnssamatitioddy ami Ihc hall-cracked Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Hyde Park -Former Gov. Harold G. Hoffman' of New Jersey. | SIDE GLANCES by Gaftraith 1 Of course I know what day i! is, dear—it's either our vwxklmg anniversary, your Iiirlbilay, or the day the bank • payment comes d'uc." " , THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson SERIAL STORY WAR AN DA WOMAN SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1939 BY 'BETTY' WALLACE , 1939, NEA SE.RVICE, INC, last^ Without a war. Without that's where you're going, stop bombs. She didn't even know if all this noise! Do yqa want to Ins had been the hands guiding the wake your father?" wheel of that ship. She didn't «•• know whether he'd been upset, line* nut fvinil tu luilrry (IforKi-. Mil- IN ljii|i|ij- jinnhi niilll slie Trail* Ui(. knidlliii; '"J'U'fl KAVAlt <>i*ri<;KKS iciu.KO ut VUASH. Min/THXA.vrs JAJIKS rooi'UK -I.MJ T. II. HIX.IAT1 IN'.imiKII i)S«!js!* CK A ' Al>AI ' BW1U1; " CHAPTER XIV fault or not. t ewnrMur •'• r- ,, a 11 ""* ^e Navy. Four men in'a ^ £>CREAM rose in Linda's big ship. Whose fault? throat. She shut it off by * » » Penciling her teeth. Daddy's head f PHE telephone did not ling. Sli? was bent over the manuscript. wanted ( " «!'•""» »° «.i—•<•— He had not licaixl her startled gasp, do had not noticed that she h er . was shaking, that the newspaper bad slipped from her hand. By iin effort; of will, she controlled liei-self sufficiently to bend and pick up tde paper. On trembling, nerveless legs, she managed to gel to the door. She felt her way, touching the wall, to her own What's the matter "Four men crossing the country in a new naval bomber met disaster yesterday when the craft crashed and burned 10 miles from v ... v their destination. Killed instantly as a ghost! ' were. ..." The letters blurred. J' our father?" Linda's fingernails punched into her palms, but she didn't feel it. She was reading swiftly, "The two' injured officers were rushed by ambulance to the Naval Hospital. A board of investigation. She picked up the phone again. "Please, operator. It's—it's a matter of life and death!" "I'll call you back," the voice said evenly. Linda huddled on the chair, lifelessly. If anything had happened to Jimmy, she'd want to die, too. ''Well, miss!" Linda jumped. . .urkc had coine in, she was standing there staring down at her. "You didn't hear me slam the door. I had a funny feeling, I— BELIEVEO THE WAS SHAPED U-IKE THIS COPH. 1713 BYNEASERVICC.1KC. T. M. HEO. U. 3. PAT. OFF TWAIN AND THE • SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE PLANTS <5ET THEIR:. FRCWV ~MIMIC," BECAUSE THEY SHRINK WHEN TOUCHED, AMt? OTHERWISE ^X^r/O THE MOVEMENTS OF ANIMALS' ANSWER: Buffalo Bill, William Cody, famous scout; M.-irk Twain, Samuel Lnnghornc Clemens, American humorist; the Swcrl- ish Nightingale, Mme. Olio Coklschmidt. Swedish soprano belter known as Jenny Lind. NEXT: swat the fly? "In tlie Garden' i Tlie reputation of Mrs. C M i Gray of that she always has something blooming in tier garden is, true at this time when most yards I i look rather drab. By J. R. Williams ! Ill .the front, lo break the fo-.ra- no ucecl Z't nlity of her evergreens, she hus »| rcn d y cm h , large pinfc crape myrtle bush insight inches. full bloom at one side and a watermelon color bush is a part of the shrubbery. In the rciir garden she has her usual Informal effect with orange cosmos, zinnias and those purple and lavender asters which arc so to grow for her most predominating (lowers. Ever busy with her lloivere, we Mrs. Gray had already cut her iris leaves lo about IT'5 TAVilM' YOU AM AWFUL LOWG TIME WITH YOUR. CABIN), NO, BUT ITS GITTIM' UP TO WHERE I HAFTA HOLD 'EM UP TILL TH' CEMEMT HARDEKIS THAT HIGH WORK 15 5VOW, AIM'T IT? OUR .BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hopple -(HE -PARTMER VJE GO WITH THIS BIG CUTIXOR GAG, THE FRCSTJER GET— -SUPPOSE TH' MAHOR Hl^PPEUS TO HAVE A. HUWU OF ARTILLERV OU HIM 1 CCVAE PRAUCIMQ WAS THE MOOSE, HE THWKS HE'S T3C(J'T V/ORKV C ABOUT T.-IE .Wtv-30?. ' --THE CtJLV ARMA- MEliT ME WEEDS HE HlXS UO MORE USS A GUkl OKI SHOOTS A PERIOD AT YOU'RE 1MMUME, BUSTER AFTER THE _ OP BILLS THE 3U\ES 8OVS PLASTERED CM YOU O/ER AT THAT UPUCvSTERSQ THEY CALL A MOTEL .YcXJ OIJOHT TO • -7URM BULLETS TH= WAV A TO!? GOAT KAU3SRS / Yesterday. This terrible thing had happened yesterday, and she hadn't known. They had left Tuesday, from Washington. They must have made stops along the way. Her head was light, her heart hammering hard. Jimmy was injured. Yesterday. He might be dead by now. Why hadn't someone notified her? Why had there been this cruel silence—suppose she hadn't picked up the paper— She ran upstairs. The telephone. She was making queer, unintelligible sounds. "Stop it!" she told herself. "Stop it!" She had to tell the operator coherently and clearly whul she wanted. "The Naval Hospital in San Diego. I don't know who t want i je to talk to. Tell them I must know about Lieut. James Cooper." said. ".*-*»../ ..11JHH.W dull ujatd e*ll Lmcla wailed for what seemed can say at the present time." like black ages, while terrible visions went through her minti. Panic held her in its grip. Was black face. That operator didiVt . "Better come to my room if you're bound you'll carry on," Rourke said, taking Linda's arms in IICT^ strong hands. ''Come on, going to give you a cm . c _ u w jusl a you, , child?" Rourke's broad face was suddenly alarmed. "You're gray as a t'hosl! Tell me quick, is it our father?" . "No, no. He's all right I—" She couldn't go on. The tears stung and burned, and her mouth just wouldn't behave. "Then what is it? Why are you wailing by fhe phone?" "Jimmy," Linda moaned at last. ,"He crashed. He's in the hospi, ' , . , tal. San Diego. I — they'll call me." "So that's it!" Swiftly, the competent Rourlte was taking her in hand. "Your man is an aviator." . . She Iried to get Linda to go upstairs, but Linda wouldn't move. "I must know how ho is." "You'll know soon enough." The telephone pealed. Linda grabbed it. '.'Hello!" "Will you speak with the officer on duty?" the operator asked. "Yes, yes. Anything." The man sounded calm and Unhurried. "You want information about Lieutenant Cooper?" "Yes, yes, quickly." "Who is this, please?" "Don't ask me questioiisl I'm —I'm — " 'I think I understand. Lieutenant Cooper is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. He's been severely in- ' slie sobbed. "Is <TIH II 1 J^MI^IL 11 at. *m (jysMuit', inc iiu Her, ana sne 111 call you back,' the operator voice said gently. "He's . been it for a moment. badly injured and that's all we CHE hung up without thanking him "Rniirkp RniirVo PTTD ar\t — * •— "" o"±'* u uj iiiui. atuuityt, A\uuifvt, i ve go 1 lie still alive? Oh, curse those tp go to California, right away' Planes! They had killed him at "You're going to bed right away "I must go," she whimpered, Rourke, you don't "Let me alone! I fell you, I'm _ )ing. There must be a plane out of here tonight." Kourkc sat down heavily, her shrewd old eyes suddenly defeated and tired. "You're crazy, Linda Storm. But I can't say I b(ame you. It's enough to make anyone lose their mind. I'll pack your tilings, but what I'll tell your father in the morning, I don't know." There was no lime to think of that. "Get Dr. Logan, he'll know what lo do." She went lo the telephone again. The airport. Money for a ticket. In Daddy's secretary, there was always money. H would be enough. Time raced, and she raced against it. Somehow, she was dressed for the trip. Cramming on her hat. Taking Ihe suitcase out of Rourkc's hand. Kissing her gratefully, and running toward the cab that was waiting outside. * * * AT half-past five the next day, ** Linda Storm was stepping out o£ the plane in San Diego. She remembered dimly the stops at Nashville, Memphis, Dallas. She bad undressed, lain down in the sleeper plane's berth, hut she hadn't slept. All day today she'd been like a woman in a daze. The Naval Hospital, when she entered it a few minutes later, was as unreal to tier as the plane had been. Nothing mattered, only Jimmy. She had lo see him! She prayed for strength, prayed that he was still alive, that no nurse or officer would come forward now and say gently, "You're too late." "Lieutenant Cooper," she whispered jerkily to the first man she saw. He had gold braid on his sleeve. She didn't look at his face. The man said, "There are visitors with him now, I think." "Visitors?" Then he was still alive! He wasn't going to die. He "-•'»• • ttilr^i llu ^vnau If {^uuig IU Ull.. ITU •I'd suggest that you get here was all right. A wave of fainlness yourself if at all possible," the hit her, and she struggled against A girl's voice was crying, blankly, '^Vhy, Linda Storm! How on earth did you get here?" — „ - t - .... .......,*,..£, She turned -swiftly. Mavcia him. "Rourke, Rourke, I've got King was standing there,-staring at her. (To Be Concluded) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Persons Allergic lo Insect Biles Trace Sensitivity lo Proteins HY DIl. MORRIS FISHUEIN Editor, Jourii.il of the Ami'rican Medical Association, am! of Hygria, fhu Hc.-iUli Magazine Since science has learned that human beings may be sensitive to all sorts cf proteins, we have found that some people react mush more than others to insect bites. We know that there is such sensitivity and that sometimes the response lo the bite of a fly or the slim; of a bee or wasp is far mere serious in some people in others. . Not long ago a \v:m:m was bitten by deer flies while in the wocds in upper New York slate. Following these bites, she became subject to blisters which appeared all ever her lioriy. The condition is called urti- caria, Insect bites have been known to cause prolonged urticaria in some people. Even deaths have been rcp:rted fiom this cause. The reactions have occurred not only jitter ihe bite of deer flies, and the .stings of bees and wasps, but. nlso alter the bites of mosqui- tces, fleas, bedbugs, and sand flies. Experts in allergy, cr in the treatment of sensitivity, have endeavored of other insect species. * * i * Unfortunately the results are not curative in every instance. One report showed that of 25 people whs were injected with bee venom extract, 15 were completely relieved and six others improved. People may be sensitive to the sting of one insect, but not to UMV of others in the same family. An instance is retried in which a man was stung by a hornet when he was 12 years ckt and was unconscious for an hour. When he was 63 years eld lie was slung by a yellow-jacHet and. was unconscious for 20 minutes. At the age of 65 he ^as stung by a yellow-jacket, was unconscious for more than two hours, and was quite stck for several weeks thereafter. In this case it was fennel that the man was sensitive lo the hornet and yellow- jacket, bill net lo the honey bee or the bumble bee, since the stings of these insects dirt not affect hini in any way. Pe:plc who respond with extraordinary manifestations alter the slings of insects might well deter- nium UL bi;iiMiivuy. tiavu endeavored siiuys 01 maecis mignv HUH u^wi- to desensitize patients to such bites j mine whether or net they are es- by injecting them uilli extracts otipccially. sensitive. Such tests may the insects concerned. Tliese ex- be made by physicians who spccial- tracUs have teen made of lice ve- izc in making a study of sensitivity i. cf beetles of mosquitoes, and' lo various prctein substances. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledse of otrrect social usage by answering the fol- l:\ving questions, then ch.cckin? asainst the authoritative answers below: 1. Sh-.uM nomen attending church, m a wedding in a church, wear hats? 2. Is a tailored suit "dressed tip" enough for a woman guest tc wear to a tea? 3. Should a college girl npplylnj f:r a job wear the sweater, skirt and saddle, oxtcrds that were appropriate for the campus? •1. Should n woman, living in tvio country, dress in street clothes when she goes to n nearby city .to linve lunch? 1 B. Is an all while outfit suitable, for street wear in a large city? j What would you do if— ' You are a woman invited to a t;rmal evening weddmg-^and are! ; of course, going to wear evening clothes. Would you— (a) Oo bare-headed? (b) Wear a.scatt over your'head —and .keep it on 'while you . arc In church? Answers 1. Yes. . . 2. Yes. 3. No. 4. Yes. 5. No. Best "Wfcat Wculd. You, Do" so^ lutl-.n—<b>. Botanist Will Develop Rtjce of Pigmy Lilies ST. LOUIS (UP)— After spending 26'years In developing 389 kinds of hybrid, giant water lilies which will bloom in the daytime. George H. Pring,, superintendent of the M«- .souri .Botanical Garden, has started a similar race of pigmy, day- lUwering lilies. Prltig said the smaller- water plants, hybridized l.rom a lily which grows in AJnca. will be suitable fcr backyard rock ga.rd.eii poo's and. window, boxes. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago Golf Day was observed by the Liens'club today with a program in which Miss Mary Matthews and Marcus Eivrard presented a humorous skit, portraying the troubles of a man teaching his wife the game, and E. B. Gee, builder of the local course, spoke briefly concerning the game. Five Years Ago Pleased with the result of the Sunday plebiscite sustaining his policies and cntriisting'lhe .supreme dictatorship to his hands, Ariolph Hitler issued the following proclamation: "Our 15 year fight is ended. Yesterday saw the end of our struggle to consolidate the p-wer, but the fight for our precicus people will continue. The goal is fixed. There must and will come a.' day when the lasl German is taken into the lieiul and symbol of the new Reich." One Year Ago President Ro:sevcll lolrt an audience at Queens University today that "the iicoplc of the United States will net stand idly by", if Canada is threatened by a foreign power. it's Too Hot for Fido, So Tourist Changes Trip SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (UP)— Firto found it difficult to withstand a recent heat wave here, so his owner, an easterner motoring to Los Angeles, complained at tlie offices of (he Utah State Automobile association. He Inquired in regard to an air-conditioned hotel and the whereabouts of a high altitude en route lo Los Angeles. "I want to see Boulder Dam." the tourist said, "but I suppose it's too ho.t for Fido there, isn't it?" On being Informed that it was. the visitor said he gwessed he would rent an air-conditipnr.-j room for Fido in Las Vegav and return for him later. Phone Number Is Hazy, He Calls All the 7-8s COLUMBIA, S.' 0. (UP)—Telephone subscribers whose numbers start with "7 B' 1 are looking for an inquisitive stranger who was Iry.mg to call a friend of his about 2 a. m. The stranger didn't remember his friend's last name, but he did remember his telephone number was "1 8 something." Consequently he decided the best way to find his buddy was to call all th.e "7 8 some- things" listed. "He had called 43 numbers at the last count. .

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