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SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1939 MEM TO US? HERS JMan In Iron Lung' Enjoys Life WHMMnMMMMM^MMMHBi^M^^MH UMH.V —.» ^ * _. ... ._ BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEW3 Says Flight Of Canila Would Depress Stock Prices, Hit Business John T. Flynn, noted writer on economic topics, supposes for 'lie purposes of His article dial war will actually come lo Europe. Wlial, then, will be Ihe iiiuncdi- nlc effect upon American linsi- r.V JOHN T. FI,y,VN NKA Service Stair OorrtspouiiciH NEW YORK, Aug. 25,-Tlie first clrcet of wnr in Europe, so far a.s the United Slates la. concerned is, easily predictable. First of all there will lie a certain psychological shock. In spite of all the prelude and discussion proceeding this war, In contrast with the last world war, innumerable people will ii,,d ih t . mse i ves suddenly bewildered by It. "What is it going to do to us?" they will ask. And the early response will be fear, hesitation, a tendency to draw into tlieir shell economically Tills ought not ta last lonng lie- cause financial and business leader.'; do know more of Hie situation han they did when confronted by me last wnr. And they should be able to steady tlieir communities. FOREIGN MONEY IN U s \OT IMPORTANT FACTOR Second, there is a great deal of foreign money in the United States Some of it is invested in securities. Some cr it is Just lying around in transient investment, wimt will! happen to this money? Will it suddenly start back home? Or will it, | like American money, dig deeper in PAGE THBE1 Tom Dewcy - Home Town Hero Old Timers In Owosso Rc- mcm!)ci- Him As 'Smart Kid' J. R. DlNCtWAUj 1 -"That n ck in llliiK Ills '^, Out of the iron cage: The only respite Krnt ". .-"Hi'. ,|r.. gels from liis inechanlcnl limy i s In IIHs llBhlweight "vest" model respirator ? » ••* + • Boiler Kid Breaks Bonds of tlinnfoulvltie: The scene at the SJirlne of our Lndy or Lotirilcs, from which Suite returned recently. Of Iron Barrel-In Love escape the disorder here to home? There is no doubt thai there is a great deal of it which, one way or another, will be drawn awaj from here quickly. This may tend to upset the money market and stock market. But it mav be thai we can very well exaggerate the extent of this night. Why, should privately - owned capital which came here out of fear of war fly homeward when tlie anticipated danger arises? Of course, foreign governments promptly commandeer much O f this money—some lias already been commandeered. But this does not mean they will hurriedly draw.it home. It may even do the governments more gcod here than at home. -They, .will all want .credits here. Withr.thesc investments and funds here they will be able to buy here. Therefore this night oX money may be very much overestimated. We can well altorcl lo be calm about that. WAKNS AGAINST 1'KOl'AGANHA But such us does go, how will it afreet our stock markets? Tile son- ing 1 of European stocks cr stocks held by European money here coupled with the general fear a!-' ways engendered by war, will certainly tend lo depress our mar- kels. A lot of people will-become frightened and will dump their stocks. But this need not be the necessary prelude to a period of decline. The effect of the war may be Jar from deleteiicus on American trade ns a whole, though it will certainly injure some. Tlie plain truth is that Americans will be wise to be governed by calm prudence. There is no need for speed, hurry, fright, panic. A lot of the war fears have already been discounted. The banks can stand the strain without a tremor. A dip In the stock market will not be :i national calamity. The chief danger is from the two streams of propaganda which will begin to pour into our ears and minds from tlie contending sides to get us embroiled. We will do well lo keep our ears tuned for that Read Courier News want ads. 'That Smart Dewey CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 2-4 — The "Boiler Kid" is a bridegroom now and thereby proves that life—real '•fe—can be lived In an iron hin» The throbbing beat of the artf- ficial respirator, on which lianas the life of Frederick B. Suite Jr kept time r>r the romance that flowered in l,i s one-man prison When the 2<)-year-old youth married Miss Teresa Larkin of Day I on O. In his River Forest ho mc he added anslher achievement to a career that lias refused to be bound by the steel cage which keeps him alive. For more than three years, youn" Suite's lungs have been partially paralyzed but his spirit hasn't ire diibhed himself "dc boiler kid." lie's mailed out Christmas cards, illustrated with a sketch of his "prison," plastered with travel stickers. And, since he was stricken with infantile paralysis in China. Suite lias d:nc almost everything n young fellow likes to do. He lias traveled, among other things, some 30000 miles. Each year, Fred's folks winter at Miami Beach, Fla. Tlie lung, equipped with portable batteries, is rolled into a specially built automobile trailer, and son goes along, , Tjii-ougli a periscope, altached io Ihe Iron lung and focused onto a mirror above Suite's head, he has watched football games, seen horses pnmd down the turf, looked at some of the world's scenic spots Fred and his cage are familiar lo race track fans at Hiale.il> and Tropical Park. Suite attended r night gridiron game between tin University of Miami and Duquesne lie's followed the Fighting IrisI of Notre Dame, his alma mater. Fred plays cards and chess. While another person sits in for him at he table, he watches the games through his mirror, directing hi; substitute how tj play the hand cr move the chess men. In order to thank thousands of veil-wishers for their encouragii>i> nessages, he has edited a nc«s- japer. The ntibUcnllr.ii is mimeographed, goes to press whenever the editor 1ms enough material Fred dictates Ihc stories, made up mostly of personal experiences,-to a nurse. President Rcosevell himself is on the mailing list. Suite has been featured in radio broadcasts, several of which were nation-wide appeals Iqr funds to combat infantile paralysis. He has toured France in the ircn 'lung, visiting famous cathedrals, talking' with pcasanls. and even lunching in 'a fashionable Parisian restaurant, a party, highlighted by champagne sipped through a straw. That European trip is an jl|u s - The man in the iron lung into the adventure of man "g increased hope. He Bt 51, )e Hcvcs .. — f*" -t*v atJd IJCileVPl lha some day, somehow, he wll Le able to move about like a normal individual. And he now I still more to keep on living for. hns 'COURTS A number of divorce suits have cetiity '" clmilM '->' court re- Mrs. Leda P. Taylor seeks a divorce from Marvin c Tnvl'r chareing desertion. Howard Mayes of LcachvlUo Is )ier attorney W. H. Laliiner seeks a divorce from Maude Latlnicr. charging three years' .separation. George W ""'-in is attorney for the plain-' lilf. Mrs. Hollie Marie Osborn asks -. —,.v. ^.^ju vjsuui- ne asKs n divorce from _ Richard Osbonie, charging desertion C. C. collier tration of Suite's philosophy. The purptsc was lo visit the famous Shrine of Our l/idy of Lourdes, where many invalids claim to have found release from their affliction Tlte lung was loaded onto a rail road car at Miami in May, trans ported to New York, carried onl the iiner Normandie fcr the Irans Atlantic voyage. Yet, Fred went to give thanks not to ask for himself. And, whil lie restcci in front of Ithe shrine lie saw other pilgrims abcut hiu •md tillered a prayer for Ihcm. Upon his return In June, he made a tour of Ihc New YorK - ~ _ ^. \j. (jjjuur MCfcs a divorce from Mrs. Nettie collier, charging desertion. E E Alexander represents the plaintiffs G. L. McNutt is asking a divorce from Mas. Vivian Townsend McNutt, charging desertion. Partlow and Bradley arc his attorneys Traffic violations featured the docket of municipal court today C. R. Ethrldge was fined $25 after he had entered a plea of guilty to a charge of reckless driving M. S. Temple posted n bond of $48.to for Ills (lupcnrniife to answer charges of reckless drlvln" Tlie case of Charlie Monlg°om- ery, charged with driving while under the influence of litjuor, was continued until next Thursday Ernie Williams was fined ten dollars on n charge of disturbing the peace. Tlie case of Eunice Marguin, Curfew Shall Not Jive Tonight charged continued until Monday petit larceny, was' Judge Guy Cooper has nailed the "No Jitterbugs Wanted" sign to Columbus, Kan. He is enforcing an ordinance prohibiting dance music in public places »«« 9:30 p. „,., icavi;)g ,£,^ cutters slrandcd-and tip i,, nrirur. They're trying to make a nations) issue of it. Forgetting self boasts It. BRUCE CATION'S AMERICAN ROUNDUP World's Fair. It was back on April 1, 1935 Fred Suite was placed in a respirator at Peiping. China. Fresh cut of college, he was accompanying Ills parents on a world lour, ap- pcarcd headed toward a high po- siticn in his father's firm. Pate had a different idea. It was 14 months before the boy could be brought home from China. The father is reported lo have spent S50.0CO tj bring Fred back lo Ihe United States, still more in efforts' to cure him. Some progress has been made. Suite is now able to spend several hours a day in a "vest. p:cket respirator." made of aluminum and rubber. This small artificial lung weighs but 9>'i pounds In contrast Jl's Tom'Dewey-as an Owosso '!°,? lc m - pou ^ machine which Mich., hiah school %," " °1°' lsn) ! ls rcevlM " homc " The new Mrs..Suite Jr. met her osso, Mich., high school senior, class of '19. Classmates voted him "most likely to succeed." Now, as New York's successful dislrict attorney, he is back in old homo , n.mn i • • , ^towjttyWUn^jnolUei-and Wends, we? 8 ' 1 ' I s T l , cr ' J ? lxry ^ ^*^ —.- n ^_™i^ \\lio was cue of her clnssmatcs. husband about five years ago -while attending Georgian court College at Lnkcwoad, N. J. she met Fred "irough his sislcr, Mary On nll-nround-Americn lour Cation tcday brings the story of Ihe Governor Sallonstall era in Massachusetts. * * * By BKUOE CATION Soutlcr News Washington Correspondent Boston, Aug. 2C.-T)ie tall, angu- "i 1 ligure of Gov. Levcrett Salton- lall cf Massachusetts casts a long shadow across the New England lolitical landscape. It also serves o mark the spot where a reform •overnor's deixmdcncc en forces ut-side of his control was dcmon- traled in cold figures. Governor Ssiltonslali came into fficc after two extremely bad Governors James M. Curley an* Charles p. Hurley. A serious mind cd, conservative chap who looks tin. part of a typical Yankee, Governor Sallonslall set himself to put th stale's hovise in order. Today, however, Ihe governor has this melancholy fact to meditate on: Although he c ,, t (1,0 state's biennial budget more heavily than any Massachusetts budget was ever cut - before, tlie budget as finally enacted, is the largest in' Ihe state's history _ $153,340,123 fcr two years. KKMEF AND DEBTS TO "Our job," remarks Governor Saltonslall, "has been lo cut people '" of Ihcir jobs. We had to drop l>eople from public works for nslance. We have eliminated all new road-building fcr the two years except for roads constructed with 'ederal help. "We've undertaken no new con- slruction of stale buildings, ant! we've cut the maintenance and Derating costs of existing build- ---. Is the budget the lighest in the slate's history? Be- aitsc of relief costs; because cbts, Incurred earlier In the de- rcssion, have to be retired; be- ausc the Massachusetts relief slt- atlon is complicated by the utter solvency of some of the stale's ilies and towns. As a sample, tlie governor points o the plight of Mlllvllle. Tills •as a one-industry city, us f ac - J ngs. Then why lory migrated south and left Die city stranded, with an annual net Income of $20,000 and an annual outgo of $80,000. Millville today Is run by a stale commission. Tlie governor signs the checks that pay its costs It is a net liability to Ihe slalc treasury Only one clher municipality — Mashpee-is as badly off as that Several others, including some good-sized cities, are in only a slightly better condition 'HUNKS IT'S FEDERAL, PROBLEM Thus, as the governor sees it real economy In the state government depends on industrial rocov- cn the relief load, and Increase the Tom Ecwcy grew up'ns nn'averago siate s income. And recovery, he y°«"wler who never missed a day nfMiftvoe tf n ,._ i j i _. . f,f ..*i i ,.. . . _ «."».r OWOSSO. Mich., A ,,uu> u t ,vey k old home town. ollier and sw o I ,' ° W "'" TO wl<) ll(;w '»> long befor,. ],„ became New York's ,i? i 1 ," ? lsli " 1 '' c '""»'" tl - chasing IslrctiKicrucynnd c,'. O, i'. p,rs. Ideulhi) possibility. . • .Dowy expects to sec "some ucn- llcmon ftwu imitatm, Illinois, mid ,vu!Y (v ''° " kuow somct hing about politic,.- wmnrlty. ,, owevbei . (hQ »slt Is just mi old home week. MIC Impplost person, of course is Mrs. George M. Dewey, who hns seen her r om Ullt „ tcw Umes s|m . c he left Owosso to slurt pmcllco of law n the big city back In 1925 A willow, she Ims been living W Mly, becoming a bridge expert while she heard uboiit her son's becoming mi expert in his profession. Mrs. Ucvvcy Is as proud of Thomas K. Dcwcy as any mallicr could bp_b»l she's never bonslcd. Writers can't get an Interview her; she believes Tom should do all the ltl iki,,g for tm , fnm ,, tach Sunday she attends scrv- «s at Christ Episcopal Church wnere Tom , vn s confirmed, where he later sang in ihc choir YOU NO TOM WAS HUSTLER Dcwey's old frieuds haven't seen Join In some time, Most of (he attorney's previous visits here Imvo been kept secret. But they remember him, all right. They hung that "smart lllllo kid" tag on Mm Take J. Edwin Ellis, president of a local slovc company, for instance. He started a Dewey scrapboolc when Tom was appointed assistant federal attorney in New York In 1031, " c .'f s "" clipping and pasting the little book has become a lume volume. Perslsience und persuasiveness arc qunlllles Tom had as a boy says Mrs. Pearl Piilvcr, connmmlty .society editor. Shu recalls a day when Tom was selling weekly magazines on a house-lo-house busts: "I told him I didn't want u copy but he launched inta such n sulcs talk tlmt I had to buy In self defense. When Tom went out, my employer said, 'Keep your eye on that boy; he'll amount lo something some day.' " Earl Putnam, a fnnncr, remembers how Dcwey worked on his place In iQifl. n c paid Tom $20 a month and bis buiuri, found Hint he picked up faun chores quickly despite his "greenness." Tom took the job partly to condition himself fcr a post, on Ihc high school football team. He didn't make the team— but he did learn farming, jfe rolled fields. cultivated com, helped Putnam bring In his extra large crop of wheal. W. A. Sccgmillcr Is Owlsso's postmaster, a job Tom's father held at the time of his death 12 years ago. For 2G years, lie was the town's Boy Seoul masler. "Tom was one or the brightest boys in the troop," Sccgmlller says. "He learned quickly, obeyed orders. anil passed every test. If there hud teen such a thing ns an Ehglc Scout in (hose days, Tom would have been <jne " SKIPPED MUSIC FOR LAVV Deivcy's visit here recalls llmt he originally wauled a musical career. The slory Is told by Ward Jenks. with whom Dcwcy toured Euro™ in mi old Ford car in 1025-. "you knew, Tom won li scolar- ship in music while attending the University of Michigan. He went :o New York with the idea of preparing [or a musical career. Suddenly, however, he decided that ill musicians were temperamental lorn attributed (his record to the fact Hint he was unlucky enough k °" ly ° U wcokcmls or . In 1Q19, he graduated from (he cly liWi school. John Nulwii n classinalc who now operates n iocul Grocery. says the class voted Tom most, likely to succeed. "He was a determined yomig man who usually got whnl he set 1 Nii'llsl C'aini, Oi.cn fa Postman OAKLAND, Cnl. <UI>)-II S Pics president of Hie stale Letter Car- He." Association, believes Unit n,ral carriers sometimes act Mine O f Hie breaks, He sn!d tlmt for three years he emrlcd letter* to » nudist colony nenr Upland, ntttl nil he had to do was to ring the gate bell and drive rlcht lit. Three out of every five peraons killed In truffle accidents last yeur were pcdesli lulls. TERMINI* TERMINATES TERMITES BRUCE-MEMPHIS Couner News v»nt a<l«. NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning Servlct ------- "• «"IM i<_«j*jvury, ni believes, is a national problem wJncli can be solved only bv HIP i music In the nsh can, and took up law." Bern here on March 24, 1002, national administration. "I Ihlnh business men today ^...^.jj men lOQIVy have a feeling of uncertainty" he says. "The individual doesn't' see the future far enough ahead'lo have confidence." Governor Saltonstall is in a spot to shine by contrast with his predecessors, and his Integrity and determination are not questioned. There is considerable complaint, however-some of it from sources very friendly to hlm-that when he undertook to cut down Ihe stale payrolls he permlltcd altogether too many party henchmen lo lake the places of the men fired, and that he failed to exercise sufficient firmness with the legislature in the mailer of reducing costs. He remarks that the leglslalure refused lo make many of the cuts ie had demanded. A common -vrgument is thaU-slnce his parly las a solid majority in both houses —the legislature would not have efused if he had been more In- istent. • school during a 13-year period °" c old friend of the Dcwcys says Dr. M. L. Skaller ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OP HIS NEW CLINIC ON TKE 2ml Floor of The 1st. Nail. Bank Bldg. BUY NOW PAY THIS FALL! TIRES, TUHES, RADIOS, PARTS, REPAIRS, ]JODY & FENDER WORK, ANO PAINTING. All On Fall Time NO DOWN PAYMENT BUY NOW-PAY ONE PAYMENT THIS FALL TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Phone S3J Always OJKII LABORLESS DAY Take things easy—it's your day. of rest! Lie in the sun,relax with an easy conscience! No one can say to uou, "Mother, yon forgot to buy me some shirts." "You didn't get any salad." . . . "Why didn't you buy me a swim-si You didn't forget—you bought them all, in a single morning! For you're the kind of person who makes a list of everything she needs, from soap to slip-covers. Then/ sitting- in your easy-chair, you read the advertising in this paper. Then you go straight to those stores which have what you want. No dilly-dallying for you, no running from shop to shop on aching feet. You know! And now, on your holiday, you can pat yourself on the back: your family has their shirts, their salad and swim-suits, and you have a whole, peaceful holiday stretching ahead. For the newspaper '.'ads" have given you a labor less Labor Day!

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