The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1936 · Page 56
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 56

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 1, 1936
Page 56
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PAGE 8 SECTION F ... .gj#™Eynj,E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS §1 9 ( ': 1 5! I f I WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1936 LAMP as Not Good Enough For Father! It was far loo expensive i t . the lamp ,.. the oil . . . and b>okeii cliimncys . . . one for every room and •a gallon of oil - - it was the most expensive lighting system the world lias ever known. Thus science explodes another myth from which most ol the world's progress has emerged,.' From rock and flint to candles and kerosene \verc the formative years of civilization - - hard,.iiar-rowV unyielding years, for there was not enough light to comjuer the dark or for dissemination of knowl- Eleclricity changed all that with a little bulb that gave more light and lasted longer'than the gallon of oil - - hut those of the unyielding years said "the kerosene lamp was good enough for father." Then Edison, the gcnius.who conquered the dark,, worked at niglii while the unyielding''jlcpt - he established a great research laboratory t ha t Hooded the world with light ... it broadened the narrow, made the hard understanding and the years adjustable. Homes of drudgery became electrified with comfort and beauty , . . the fanner found:two eggs iu the nest where only one had been before - - more light/hours for bens to lay and more light hours for the people to play. Today the old day's wash is done in an hour I he wood stove has given way to one with an electric button . . . the flat iron to nickle plate and chromium . . . bre'akfast is cooked on the table while the.voice of England's king is projected over the Atlantic Ocean to American firesides, and Broadway's latest hit is shown at the smallest village theatre ...- the' electrified day that would seem lo have inspired fhe declaration that all men were born to equal opportunity and the pursuit of wealth and bappiiless. ' - A hundred years of progress in which light has conquered the dark aiid proved the kerosene lamp was not good enough for father. IHI^B *™ ' Arkansas - Missouri Power. Co "Low Cost, Dependable Electric Service

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