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PAQE tX)UR (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1939 \ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' . THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' . . H: W. RAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDEURY. Editor '•SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Manager * Sole National Advertising Representatives: • Arkansas Dallies, Inc., Now York, Chicago/ Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. <• Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Bljihevllle,' Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In the City of Blythcvlllc, 15c l>cr . week, or 65c per month. By mail, within ft ladlns of 50 miles, $3,00 per year, *1.50 for six months, 75c for three months, • by mall In postal ixmes two to six Inclusive, $650 per year; In zones seven mid eight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. ire Must Keep Our Heads Now that the first bales of cotton of the 1939 crop have been ginned in north and south Mississippi county we can look forward to the advent of the fall season which, of course, means just about everything in this cotton belt. But even as wo slaiul on the threshold of fall war news from Europe grows increasingly more ominous in tone and Hie shot signalling the opening of a gigantic conflagration may be a matter of reality at any. moment, , If the worst conies we trust that our president and our congress will have .,-. the ability and the wisdom to guide )• 'our steps safely through the numerous complications that will arise immcdiatc- -'• ly upon the opening of such a war. Frankly'we have serious doubts it' the United Stales can slay out of such a war indefinitely. But we hope Hint our leaders will use every cfi'ort to avoid entanglement. It must be remembered that we in the inland states and in the Southland have a somewhat dill'crent outlook - than those who live in the coastal states have. Farther removed from contact with Europe we have a dill'crent perspective. While our cotton goes abroad we do not have such ties as arise from direct contact with shipping and the freedom of the seas is not as serious with us at first blush as with our neighbor's in vseacoast stales. But'we dp wnnl to be : let : alone' to harvest our crops, to live our lives as Americans in America ami, if possible, to carry ( on unrestricted commerce. On possibly two points we believe most Americans will agree. We do not want to send our soldiers across the ocean again and we do not want to finance another World W;ir. .The HOLC balances Us The Home Owners' Loan Corporation, baliiiichig its books after six years of operation, reveals some interesting results. The idea of the HOLC was to "b:ui out" home-owners whose homes were about to be foreclosed by private lenders. 'The HOLC was to make a new loan, enabling the original debt to be paid off. Since the primary condition of the HOLC loan was thai the property should be in danger of foreclosure at the time, it is not surprising that a large number should have "Ijotiucccl back" on the government. What has happened during tho six years is approximately this: During 1933 and 1034 loans were made 1 on 1,018,000 homes. On one out of every seven it has been necessary to foreclose. And on.three-quarters of those foreclosures (about 55,000}, the government lost money. This has meant a 556,000,000 loss. The government holds also some 80,000 other homes through foreclosure, but as yet unsold. The eventual loss will probably reach $100,000,000, perhaps exceed it. To offset this loss- of §06,000,000 to dale, the government agency lias piled up a reserve of $flO,000,000. That represents tho difference between llio 5 per cent charged borrowers and the low rales at which the corporation issued ils government-guaranteed bonds. This reserve will nol pile up at HO K>'«it a riilc in the future because the interest rate lias been cut from 5 to \\/'-> per cent. In olhcT words, up to now the losses from those who would not or could not. pay have been made up hy the interest paid in by those who .stood by their conlracls. That i.s ju.sl the way il is in private lending. Kxactly how Ihe government will come oul when this experiment is lin- ' ally liquidated, it is not yet possible to say. Up to now, in spite of the big loss on foreclosures, the "profit" on interest would seem to be. more than holding the corporation on even keel. There may be some loss in the end. But against whatever loss there may be, must always be balanced the profit to the national life of having l<cpt 800,000 families in their own, homes, and given (hem a new start on the road that leads lo owning them. It won't show up. on the.'balance sheet, but this ilem ought lo thing. bu worth soiue- ] )oclors* • of that cll'ect a SIDE GLANCES by Gajbraith iA ' ~ mm *6EIWICE.1NC. T.M.aEC.U. S. W. 0 F F. B-l'l • SERIAL STORY Murder on the Boardwalk "Wily is il all the men you meet on vacation always live 500 miles away?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson Way ."down under" in New Zealand they are having trouble. The, socialist government country IK trying to put in plan for frei; medical care for all which IK at present stymied because the doctors refuse to co-operate. Though the plan would have meant a $7500 a year income for general practitioners, 'only 22 out, of about 1000 doctors signed up. The. doctors deny that they are "on strike," insisting that they are giving 1 ilieilical aid as always -But the government is furious, and threatens lo import doctors wholesale to lake the place in the socialized scheme which the native,doctors refused to assume. Thus far, il is a dead heal' between the government and the doctors. Thus another laboratory works out a social experiment which this and other countries can study for our own .bcnelil if we will. The world is full of these laboratory experiments, in Hussia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Britain, Australia. Careful study of the results ought to save an observant country naicli pain u-heii llic • time comes lo make its own experiments. ' ' SOME SCIENTISTS PRIAAITIVE AAAN RECOGNIZED NO DIFFERENCE fN THEY ALL LOOKED THE SAME TO HIM. COPR. IWJ BY KEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. V. S. nT. OFF. HAS NO PARTICULAR- STAR REPRESENTING EACH STATE.... CONTRARY "IO COMMON BELIEF. OF THE FOLLOWING ANIMALS CLIAAS TREES <L/O/V. ^pKlcrdiij-l Tlnnble (o locnlc Uer c.iiisln, < Iii-Isllm, iiiovnt l» Die ""'••I imiiicd In her m>H«Tluui< <rl|.|!hc,,H- I'tmviTsulloii. AlnniM «"»u Hi her ln*( rent, C'tirtxlfue .iiii'lit* AVUiiict'M nllcr, ngrrcA to CHAPTER III hurried back fo Hie hole! lo assemble her sketching materials. She was to meet her new employer by the Twcn- , tielh Century Pier. . . . The now employer's name, she had learned, was Wilmel— George Wilmot. | When it had come to giving her own name, Christine had hesi- i tated with arv unprecedented reticence. Then, almost as it someone else had spoken, she heard hei- sclf blurting out, "Nevin— Grace Kevin." I Hurrying along llic crowded lioaidwalk, avoiding the omnipresent wheel-chairs, the loitering pedestrians, and the pigeons that swiirmcd under loot, eager for the grain thrown them from the benches that lined the promenade, Christine tried • to explain her stmeainislmcss about giving her name. Eventually she excused il on Hie grounds- that Cousin Emma would he embarrassed to find tint n Thorenson was working on the Surf City Boardwalk. She found her workshop to be n small booth next door to the Twentieth Century Pier — one o the noisiest amuscmcn^ tenters along the Boardwalk. It was several feet below the level o£ the walk, and you went down to i by a ramp at one side. The "slu- ' dio" was frugally furnished will an easel, a camp stool, and at (he rear, on the beach side, with a bench some eight feet long, having a slab of concrete for a top, The place bad apparently taken a beating from dampness am frost, for J JiC walls were craekei and crumbling; and someone h?.< recently mended the top of th bench am! the lloor about it wit Ivesh cement, into which Chris tine's heel sank and stuck. Mr. V/ihnct, coming to her res cue, was nervously apologetic Tm so sorry, Miss Thorenson. had to do some repairing." Christine got out her sketching 1 materials and prayed for a chance to use them. When, after 15 minutes, no cus- iomers appeared, Christine suggested, "Nothing draws a crowd like the sight of someone working at an easel. Why don't I begin with the Maharajah o£ Bahawai- pur — or whatever his name is?" She indicated a figure that stood by one of the pillars of. Hie pier. Illustralion by E. H. Cundcr Chandra's gleaming eyes slated out from, the portrait an Cnrj'slinc's casc(. 7"/icy seemed to pierce the imknoon, lo lool( beyond. . . . The sn>ami Bus pleased with the completed wor!(. ishingly deep and resonant, "It is good. I will take il." When Christine passed the sketch to, him over the railing, he slipped a bill into her hand and lurnccl away. "Wait!" Christine called. "Your change—" "I have said Hint it is good," lie returned,-an:! strode away. A woman said, "Of course that was staged. These Boardwalk people advertise each other." It did prove to be good advertising. Soon Christine was busy. For a while Mr. "Wilmet hovered on llic outskirts of the booth; but eventually he melted away into the crowd, and Christine did not sec him again that day. He had been surprisingly generous about her commission. Al- imma Talbert had been there." . . "She's been fighting this merger tooth and nail—and she owned enough shares to lick it single-handed. Why in God's name do you suppose she didn't come?" Once established in her new lodgings, Christine's restlessness made the indoors unendurable. Going down lo the slreet, she turned without conscious volition toward the brilliant lights of the Boardwalk, climbed the stairway that led from the street, and came out near the Twentieth Century Pier. The blare of a band and the shrieks of the crowd told her the shows must be in full swing. A little forlornly she stepped down into her own booth, next door, to listen to the band. though she had worked only a I The booth was in almost total lillleover a half day, it would be| ( j arkness . but a gleam of while It ANSWER: The African lion and Ihe beaver cannot climb. Some species of kangaroos are expert climbers, while the mink, although ' by no means an expert, climbs well. NEXT: Tonftuc hunters. , . . ' Unauthorized Student Leads Police School HHVC yen mcl W. C. Fields yd? Moral rc- armninpiil is just Ihe thing lie needs.—Mac Wesl to Dr. Fran): Buchmnn, NRA founder. Nol anything can prohibit my followers from getting nml owning nnyihiiig they desire.—Father Divine, of Hnrlcm. ! HOUSTON, Tux. (UP)—H doesn't look like Itiny arc going to be able' • tf> keep 28-year-old Peter Paul i Cluvaslek, who "crashed" n leecnl. i police school and graduated • with ^lonm. from being il patrolman. | I' Pcvenly-.sis rookies were resis- ( tcrcd at tho training school ccn- ' ducted by. llic Houston iiolice department. One registrant failed to cent of each state's appear and clnvaMck'r. prcscu WSK not discovered until the course was half ever and he was hlgli up on the llsL of sudcnts. The directors decided that tin ambitious youngster ought to fr '•-Unwed to c:iitimic his course, and bis nnmc \vns plnccd on the cllgt bilily list from which future patrol mc " wi!1 h " chosen. Gasoline faxes represent ai average tf approximately 25 pc revenue. was, as Christine had intimated, a magnificent spectacle —his warm brown skin sct_oft by robe ot some ricli Oriental ma- erial and belted with a golden ord, through which was thrust exquisitely chased dagger. Iboul the bead of the "mahara- ah" was draped a turban of right silk, fastened with a single em; and his slender brown ieet vere laced into jeweled sandals. Ic stood like a statue, his arms najcslically " folded, gazing with trooding brows out to sea. Already Christine was at work; nd almost immediately a curious rowd began lo Rather along the ailinc of the Boardwalk above. As she sketched, she heard iomconc say, "She's drawing Chandra—you know—that Indian vami over there." As if he bad heard, the gorgeous Oriental turned, fixed his eyes upon Christine, and detached u'mself from his pillar. Although he was not a tall man, there was n his bearing an air of authority before which tho crowd fell back, ile moved (o the railing and stood, ooking down. . . . His eyes, Chris- .inc was surprised to find, we?e not dark, but a tawny brown, with urking yellow lights. At length the "swami" extended a hand and said in a voice aston- OUT OUR WAY I ASK 1OU T'SCfZAPE A \ LITTLE BURNT TOAST AM' \ WHST DO YOU DO BUT 1 SCRAPE A HOLE CLEAN ) THROUGH IT.' / YEAH? WELL,DOM'T FERGIT YOU BURMED IT &LAC14 ALL TH WAY THRQU&H.' ByJ. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE V-wiUi Major iHoople TH5 1MTRUSICM, BUT COULD I BORROW .YOUR NEWSPAPER, TO FFJESHEU. UP BIT CM -FOKEI6M EKCH&U6E QUOTATIONS'? A\V PIR\A MAS QUITE ,VO ,V\EMT Ikl DECfeUBER. RUBBER, AMD t f\\\ ALSO TWE .TREND OP HOOPLE.I IS PEMDLETOKl' PILCH ~~ "THE OL.L ME MEET VOU-"- VOU TO SE OSJE OP THOSE EG NTE.RMATICMW- fii-MBLERS I'VE 5E£W R&V> I<JG SO MUCH C'CDAR THOUS.-V-iOS TieO.VJPIld QUtCK- SILVER, 1 MOPE YOU WILL. LOOKS LIKE THAT O AMBLER PILCH is SDvT TOUiM ^T H W FAT GUY BETTER KEEP MiS £0 OP. PILC.H \ IT LIKE XVJ OPESA, WAT f almost $4.' She musf, lio\vcvcr, look for cheaper quarters. She found a room on a side street, and having nlrcady comroitled herself ;IE "Grace Nevin," she registered under that name, and hurried back to the Crestview to retrieve her belongings, and see if Cousin Emma had not sent some message. But there was no message. Christine went upstairs, puzzled and uneasy. She told herself that it was this uneasiness which accounted for her strengc feeling ihal something was amiss in her room. CHE had unpacked very little the *^ night before. Getting ready to move should not take long. . Nevertheless, she sat down, a frown between her brows. The maid had finished her work here before she had returned from breakfast. There was no reason why anyone should have entered 't'.io room afterwards. . . . Nor why the bags should have been disturbed on their rack. . . . Yet they had been. When Christine made an inven- lary of her few possessions, they were all in their places; yet her uneasiness persisted. Descending in the crowded elevator, she was startled out of. her preoccupation by murmured conversation behind her: "It couldn't have happened i caught Christine's {attention. Droved :to ; bo' a' sheet of (paper 'astened to her easel. Carrying it to the lighted Boardwalk, she read: "If you are worried—if you are unhappy—consult Chandra. Free public readings at'Ihe Temple of Truth every evening at 10." * * * pHRISTINE crossed Hie Boardwalk and sauntered along. A doorman, resplendent as a rear admiral, stood in fronl of the hotel just opposite her booth. Then came a shooting gallery— so poorly patronized that the proprietor had leisure to follow Christine with ah appraising stare. Afterwards: the window of the Paris Smart Shop, featuring one jade green hat and a cluster of violets; a small, glass-enclosed stage on which .tiny mechanized mannequins displayed the fabrics of a manufacturer of synthetic cloth; a cosmetician's 'exhibit, in Chinese red and silver 'jars; a bowling alley; an auction room; an oculist's window, with a grotesquely animated replica of a pair q£ human eyes. At last site came to an entrance that looked like the facade o£ an Oriental temple. : Over this concession Christine read the words, "Temple of Trulh." ' . (To Be Continued) * THE FAMILY DOCTOR Dou'l Worry About Aluminum Pans; Food Absorbs but Little of Metal - I!V. 1)11. MOKIEIS riSUtlKlN , Alkalis act unfavorably on alu- Kiiilor, .fnuntal of the American I miuiim, so cooking utensils are M c d i c a 1 Association, and of likely to be damaged if they are HygC'X the Health Magazine cleaned too cften .with soda. Week nftcr week questions cornel There Is no evidence thnt alu- in rcgai'dins the possible danger of eating food cooked in aluminum cooking utensils. i\ woman from Wash., writes: "I have heard many discuisi:ns aboiil the uss of aluminum for cooking. What are the effects on food, if any? I would like you to piinl your vitvrs in your colnniu." Propaganda as lo the possible danger resulting from aluminum coo;:ti!j! utensils Is « persistent that we nrc inclined lo suspect tm ulterior motive in the background. This problem has been Investigated many times in many different nations. It has been proven that there is no basis for the belief thai there is harm to health from eating foo.1 cooked in aluminum utensils I\i 1036. the British Ministry of Health marie a study of Ihe amcunt of aluminum that could be ab- i-orbcj by foot) cooked in aluminum uUnsils. They iound tlial the metal is taken up In small amounts only. minum absorbed as a ' result of Ihe use of these utensils has any harmful efiect on .the ordinary consumer. For some time a dentist In Toledo, associated with a diet organization, has been agitating against the use of aluminum cooking utensils. His agltaUcn Is based on incomplete or unsatisfactory evidence. The number of studies that have been made on the subject is considerable. In Germany, the federal bureau of health made an extensive inquiry and was unable to' find that there was any liarm to health as a result of taking in aluminum from cooking utensils. In this country rcfK'ls have been made by many investigators. Today aluminum preparations are used in the treatment tf disease \vilhoul producing any harm. It is strange that such views should be agitated without any scientific reason, | When aluminum is .taken ivjto •'ho horiy, a small amount of the substance remains, chiefly in the liver and spleen. Traces'are found in other tissues. Most 'of the aluminum is promptly excreted from the body in the urine and in' the bile. Thus the. body takes care easily of the insignificant airicunts of the metal that might he collected by cooking food in this type of utensil. ' , Unfortunately, the agitators have Insisted that there Is some sort of relationship between aluminum and cancer. There is not the slightest evidence to support the view that the use of aluminum, or any other type of ccoking utensil, lias'.any- thing to do with the. cause of Cancer. As an indication of the commercial - propaganda behind this attack; II should'be pointed out that the Federal Trade Commission in July. 1S35, cited a manufacturer of earthenware utensils foe claiming that food cooked in aluminum causes Olccrs. cancer and canccr- tus growths. In 103G, this federal group cited another manufacturer, this time a makir of Iron cooking utensils, for alleging that the use of aluminum is deleterious to health, is poisonous, and furthers the growth of cancer. Against this manufacturer, the Commission issued <iesUt order." Federal Trade a "cease and A new radio direction finder which, when once turned in to a broadcast station, points continuously In the directiou o! the sti- tlcn has lUw bten developed tor airplane use.

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