The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 22, 1939
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PAGE FOUR nLYT»iavnj,E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE -BLYTHEV1LLB COURIER NEWS ' . THE COUR1EK NEWS CO. • • * H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. ORMIAM BODBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertklns Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Dc- IrcH.-St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published- Every Afternoon Except Sunday - Entered as second class mutter nl ilia post- office at Blythev/lle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by ilie United Press, SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By cairier In the City of Blythcvlllc, 15c per »eek, or 65o per month. v By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 53.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months, by mall In postal zones .Uvo to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven nud eight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. Something Ought to tie Done About Alaslur .The United'States has owned Alnslcu for 72 years. There is ground for wondering how proud we ought to Ije of our record in tins magnificent territory. About ?7,200,000 was paid for the vast area when Seward bought it from •Itttfjsia. Many times thai amount Ims come out in gold, other metals, fui'.s, fish, and lumber. Yet during that whole 72 years the United States has succeeded in achieving as a population figure in Alaska a static 60,000. There is something wrong lucre. For many years it has been known that vast stretches-'.' of Alaska were no polar tundra, but regions potentially rich in agricultural soil, forests, and mineral wealth. Perhaps because Alaska came to the United States at a time when it was still opening up the west, when there were still vast stretches of the central continent to explore, Alaska has been neglected. Now many people keep repeating, "tlie frontier is closed." Yet Alaska is even today, for practical purposes, untouched. Imagine what the countries of Europe 1 which-claim to be hard-pressed for "living room" would do with Alaska il they had it! Mussolini, embarking on a vast military expedition to conquer 4 farSiNf Ay Abyssinia in the pesUlcntml tropics! Hitler, risking world eoiifla- ^gration^}to, -.extend "German space" into east-central Europe! Yet we, who complain of a ''closed • frontier" and an end of opportunity, have this vast area, almost a continent in itself, at our disposal, ami we do " nothing about it. • Nothing? Not <|iiite .that. But literally nothing compared with the vast potentialities lying there untouched. A new survey by the Interior Department is the latest of many to call attention to these, neglected resource's. Land, climate, and resources of Alaska, says tin's report, are in every respect equal to Scandinavia, where 13,000,000 people have • developed one of the finest civilizations known to the world. The report suggests large-scale settlement by refugees (since Americans have for 72 years-refused to go there in ;uiy numbers). This would build a new market for American goods, a new source for American energy and strength, a new ' bulwark of defense, a new national inspiration for achievement. And all without injuring the people of any other country. Whether this particular plan is possible it is hard to say. JJut it is certain that the United States ought to turn eyes to Alaska with a greater seriousness llifin it has yet done. The situation of (he world, and our own internal .situation, is no longer such that we can afl'onl to pass up any bets. N o uota No panacea, but at least some help, is seen for the South with its toppling piles of surplus cotton, in (he lung dec. The United States is now importing more (ban 1 00,000,000 pounds of tung oil every year, mostly from China. It iroc.s into Die malting of paints, varnishes, linoleum, oil-cloth, printing ink, electrical goods, brake linings and other products. The tung free which produces this oil is already doing grown successfully in Louisiana and olhcr places. As C. U Concannon, chief of the chemical division of (he U. S. Iiiireati of Foreign and Domc-slic Commerce, emphasized, "That's one farm y.roduel that has no (juola. There, is no overproduction, nil you have to do is plant the tree and produce the oil." Tin's is loo small a remedy to solve the cotton problem at a sweep, but every acre taken out of cotton and put into tung trees helps just that much. If Ihi.s is not, the sole solution, it is surely one of the kinds of solution to which the South must (urn in -solving its own agricultural! problem and the national problem of farm surpluses. ll''<> I, cad The United Stales lias always been fond of reading statistics showing how it led Ibe world in various fields. We ' were proud of the longest bridges, tiic biggest hanks, the gaudiest movies. Unfortunately bigness has two sides. Now we have the biggest deficits, the biggest debts, and the longest unemployment rolls. But in yet another field if has now been found that , the United Stales leads (be world. It has the greatest "propaganda density" of any country, according to Prof. Jlarwood I,. Childs of Prihceton. "There is more propaganda hi this country even than in such propaganda-ruled countries as Germany, Russia and Italy," says 1'ro- fes.sor Childs. This is not an unmixed evil. As long as Hie right to propagandize, is freely given to all, there will be more of it, but the citizen can lake his choice. It docs mean that every one of us learn to think and to weigh, so as to make an intelligent choice. The sheer volume of it is nothing lo worry ahoul, so long as its channels are open lo all on the same terms, and Hie people have Icat-Jicd to resist and Lo choose. 1'criiaiw the J'rwkli'iK nm ubiljc i>- f cnnnsiiip. Sa 1m days to some other day.—Dili rtck'crnwti, U. C. li. A .graduate manii^r. The VnHi.fl states !)cnar(innit o( Justice c:m- not he threatened.—O. John Rossc. afslsinui I'. S. attorney general. TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 193'J SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith torn UMBvuttcEimct.! -v jfrrf*v • SERIAL STORY Murder on the Boardwalk COWAN STONE », HEA SERVICE, INC "Please, Mollicrl The grocery man isn't interested in ciic sweater you're limiting for Tommy I" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson INSECT uses ITS CURIOUS PINCERS IN /RDAO/VS A/VD UNFOLC:/N< ITS COMPLICATED WINSS. COPII. till OVNEASCKVICC. INC. T. M. RK U.S. PAT. OFF. ARB TRAINED TO WORK. AN4P WEES NOT THS FIFSST -ARMORED BATTLESHIPS/ . SUCH WARSHIPS WERE USED IN THE CRIAAEAN IN 1355- ' -. ^--«3;3aS;>;:;_-^ -•'-i;<3SrE:---~<" ANSWER: Right. However, the African elephant hn- not !•• n lamed us generally .is Ihc Indian elephant. I-'or ye,;rs, it Y..IS i^- lieved that the former could not he (rained !o \.-;,rk. ~ Nl'XT: "Ponialocs" nv "Topitfic'r," 1 .' OUT OUR WAY Baiky Mule Obeys Master's Voice Heard by Radio TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST. Cal. <Ut'(—Radi:, in one caw :it lejisi. has .solved one of the obstacle? bcqiicnthixl to man by nature —the problem cf how ic make an obstinate mule move. When one of the pack mules hci i ascending a steep mountain trail. refused tc go any further, it was 1 remembered that the mule's cus- UrUnn, a tire forest guard, had a Ic'-v persuasive uoirts that \vere always cnective with Ihc mule. He was immediately called on oi'.c of the forest's lightweight radio s mid the situation explained. At once the receiver ct the railii set was placed to the mule's ear I bis master began the cadearirn j words, a looV: of surprise cam? eve: I the mule's face, and without further ado Iwgan lo climb the moun- I tain. CHAPTER I y^S Die train pulled into the Surf Cily station, Christine Thorenson was almost sure that the bareheaded young man across the aisle was on the point ot offering lo false her bags. During (he ride down the coast she had been aware that his eyes frequently strayed in her direction. . . . Pleasantly aware, for . Christine liked the appearance of the young man so much (bat she did not even mind his wearing 1 Blnsses. She liked his broad shoulders, his bronzed skin, and Ihe sunburned look of his hair, as if he never wore a hat. Christine, who habitually went bareheaded, cherished a naive belief that all people who disliked hats were inherently Imnesl and safe to know. But even if the bareheaded young man were Sir Galahad in person, she could not bo explaining sli'fmgc young men to Cousin JCmmn at the depo!. Cousin Emran did not belong to a school that welcomes chance acquaintances. And a great deal depended on this visit at Cousin Emma's pleasant shore house' in exclusive Beacli- mont, a few miles do\vn (he Boardwalk from Surf City. II Cousin Emma should suggest a loan to cover the last year at art school, life would be much less complicated. A year ago, Christine would indignantly have repudiated the idea of borrowing money. That was because, until (lie advertising fi--.-n for which she had been working during intervals ot her life classes bad folded up, she had never realized just how hard jobs were to find. At any rate, the young man did not offer to fake her bags. When Christine looked about the depot platform for Cousin Emma's plain, severely tailored figure, it was nowhere in sight. "She's probably sent Jaspar to meet me," Christine thought. ' But Jaspar, Cousin Emma's butler—the punctilious kind of butler Cousin Emma would have—was nowhere in sight. No one on the platform seemed to be expecting her. Everyone seemed to be hurrying off, except, perhaps, one man who lingered by the newspaper stand, his face buried in a paper, and— A voice said at Christine's side, "I suppose .someone will bo here lo meet you?" Christine turned to find the bareheaded young man standing beside her. He was older than she had supposed—30 or 32, pcrhap: —and his voice was pleasant. "Oh, yes!" Christine said, with just (he right smile to suggc; amused surprise that lie should imagine anything else. Yet even as she spoke, she knew her first qualm of uneasiness - . . Suppose the message she had r;ent telling Cousin Emma when she was coming had not been delivered?, But the invitation had sounded, as Cousin Emma's invitations always did, like a royal summons; and Cousin Emma was not used lo having her commands disregarded. Telegram or not, Cousin Emma would expect her. The young man continued lo stand there. "I only thought"—he went on— By J. R. Williams OUR BOAKD1NG HOUSE with Major Hoopla VOU Li PUT NO TURTLES IM THAT WELL.' -VJE DRINK THAT WATER..' WET'S GOT ALMOST A \ HUNDRED OP 'Bv\ IM / HIS WELL —KEEPS / IT CLEAMED COT, —-^ SO HESEZ.' MV PACE IS WHITE, TOO, BUT IT'S OULV -WE RM-LOR'OP STARvA- TICW/MV S MV PICKETS' A CAPITAL, Pr-WJK, 1. W/\S AWARE, lo BE MOOSE HEREABOUT; I SHOULD HAVE kicrrso TvtaR EPOC?? A.W VEARS OF CM, 'MAn PLAY THE HOST GOT AM OLD CARP OR SOMSTMWG THE ICE BOX ? VOU BOYS HAPP5M HERS ? Dip YOU BRISJG AW "FOOD ? AMD WHER= WE T3PWT SCARE VOli GOSH, YOUR PACE IS WHITS i ecv ° *'f\\^r^ j^^^iCTc^i^ Iltuslralion by E. H. Guiltier As l/rc man cnmc up la /ier, Clmst'me as/fed" on a suif/f impulse, / womlcr if Mrs.. Tallial sent you lo meet mcP I'm —" The. man smiled. "I'm sorrji," /ic said, "I'm taking a train." 'it is late—hadn't I better wait ill your friends come?" "Why—" Christine found herself disarmed by the straighl- 'orwaril way he spoke, as if they lad known each other for years, 'thank you; but someone will be iere any minute now." • * « r pHEN she saw an unobtrusive- looking, spectacled person in a neat gray suit come from an entrance and move toward her. It wasn't Jaspar; but possibly Cousin Emma had a new butler. As the man came up to her, Christine asked on a swift impulse, "I wonder if you're looking for somebody? I thought per haps Mrs. Talbert sent you to meet me. I'm her cousin, Miss—" The man halted. "If there is anything I can do—" he began; but the bareheaded young man cut in: ,; ; "Are you, or are you not, here,to meet this young lady?" "As it happens, no." The man's smile was faintly amused. "I am taking a train." He slrolled off, his glance barely grazing Christine; but she had a feeling that his apparently incurious eyes had not missed a detail. As he crossed the platform and boarded a train which seemed about to pull out, Christine, who was used to conducting her own affairs, turned hotly upon UID young man. "Sorry," he said. "But do you usually run around telling your affairs to strangers? Surf City isn't the safest place for that sort of ihing. In case you don't know, this town is a resort tor shady characters of every variety—racetrack touts, prize-ring followers, confidence men—not lo speak of honest-to-goodness mugs from the underworld. , . . And now you're vyondcrinj how you can be sure I'm not planning to grab your purse, myself. You can't. But you really do need someone to look after you." Because Christine could not guess how absurdly young she looked, she was furious. "If you will excuse me,-" she said with what dignity she could muster, "I think I will call my cousin's house." C ;OUSW EMMA'S telephone was on a rural exchange. Chris- THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. w. ftui. w. ». r*T. Pollen Flying on Every Brec/e; .May Fever Allergies Begin to Sneeze . Kditnr, .Journal of Die. American Alcdiral As.sori.iliun, ;i ni i of I!>sei.i, the ilealll: ^rnir.iiinc August marks the beginning of the giant rasweh'd pollination in (lie United States. All over the country Ihc tiay [ever sulfcrers are Resinning to meeec and to suift the air anxiously trj-ing to fnH out K-hether or not the season has really t>cg;m. The ragweed is abunchul In the of the Central. Southern"anci Easier states. Giant ragweed ts Infrequent or nb- sent Ironi Florida, upper New England and eastern Canada. The fall type of hay fever is due chiefly to the pollination of weeds of various hinds. It is possible 'o ol.-t.iln lelicf tor some (iccplc by dftcnsiliztng tlir-n with extracts of rag.vecd pollen. Doctors reiinii. that as many as '10 per cent of i>;<ticnts obtain full relief, and that they Crt good rea.-ILs in an additional 30 pir rent. I'oopln who arc sensitive to p,ra,-£cs get better results Ihan those who are sensitive lo ragweed. Descnsitization jnust L-egin long before the time when the nollcns arc iHoluse in the air. It should really hejln several months before hand. Some experts in the treatment of hay-fever earn' on injec- ticns right through the season. Many doctors arc not much inclined to give treatment during the season, and feel that it should be I given only on advance of the time I "'hen the pollens are present. There iare still others-who'believe that j aeseiiEitation should tie carried I on continuously in season and out of season as the only means of keeping the patient le«; sensitive j to ragweed. I . « « . i Throughout the country people are beginning to understand that ' rngiiTKl is a nuisance. East Orange. New Jersey, has a te-x that defines the growth of ragweed on any public or private property as a | nuisnncr. No sl.Us ha.s yet enacted i a law requiring the de.stniction of 1 ragweed, but some states have laws I demanding the destruction of nox- I ions weeds in general, and include i ragweed in this classification. In t'aUs, notably Illinois. Ihe govc-iuor was asked by the fine had to call long distance. "Beachmont 1IMG," she directed. 'I want (o speak to Mrs. Emma Talbcrl." She waited — interminably, it seemed to her. At length the operator spoke: "Please excuse the delay. I'm new at this exchange; but here's the other girl. She'll talk to you." A second voice asked, "Who is calling Mrs. Talbert, please?" "This is Mrs. Talbcrt's cousin —Miss Thorenson," Christine answered, surprised by the question. "Oh! . . . Well, the other operator didn't know, Miss Thorcn- son, hut Mrs. Talbert's service has been discontinued." "Discontinue d?" Christine gasped. "When?" "Two days ago." "But—there must be some mistake. I -was to visit her." "There's no mistake.;-;Mrs. Tal- . bert- has closed .her house. Wo had notice two days ago." —, "Do you know where she is?" "I am sorry. I cannot tell you that." Christine, who realized that in talking this much the girl had exceeded her authority, said, "Thank you," and was about to hang up when the operator called, "Wait a minute! ... I was to tell you," she went on hastily in a lowered tone, "i£ you called the house while I was on duty, that in case —someone doesn't get in touch with you at once—" "Someone?" Christine interrupted blankly. "Who? , . . Are you quite sure—" "Please don't talk—" the girl's voice was tense and hurried. "Just listen. ... If anyone is listening, this may cost me my job." Christine, who knew only too well what it meant lo lose your job, said swiftly, "I'm listening." "I am to tell you," the girl hurried on, "that if there's—any trou- ble—j'ou're to call Slain 2073, any lime before 5 p. m. Ask for Lucille, and—" "Trouble? . . . Who is Lucille?" • "Please! Write it down!" Something in the frightened urgency of Ihe other girl's voice sent a little chill down Christine's back. "I am'writing it," she said. "Main 2078. ... Co on." {To Be Continued) legislature to designate certain tiays .11 August as "weed destruction" ays. One community provided a bounty for every bundle of 50 rng- ivecds. but the money appropriated lo pay the bounty was. inslifTi- slenl and was exhausted during :he first two days of the campaign. Results of the two-day campaign indicated that not much hat! been accomplished. In one cil.y almost $2!)0,000 war. spent to destroy ragweed, and yet the air continued lo be contaminated by the pollens. Notwithstanding these failures in attacks on the cause of the fall type nf hay fever, it .should be endeavored lo eliminate as much of the ragweed pollens as passible. Gosncil News The Baptist evangelistic meeting; was closed. Sunday night (cHowing two necks of service during which time there «cre 50 additions to tha church. The Rev. P. H. Jcrnljan. paster of the Manila Baptist church, conducted the meeting. Mrs. E. P. Barbur cf Vanrlusa, Mo., spent several days with her daughter, Mrs. L. M. Boyrt. Mrs. Cir<!nn Pain's untie nurt family of Warrlcll. Mo., visited her Saturday night. Mrs. b. M. Boyrl and s:n. Harold, nntl (laughter, Bernlco, spent Sunday hi Hlpley, Tcnn. with Mrs. Molllc Ucyd. Read Courier Neva aaut ads

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