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PAG* FOUR- BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE.BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS " • THE COURIEE foEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher , -\\ J.,'GRAHAJi SVDBURY,'Editor P. NORRIS,' Advertising Manager - Sole rational Advertising Representatives: Arkahus Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, De- twit, St. Jjouis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. . '•Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday , Entered as' second class matter at the post- office it Blj'thevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- Cre*5,- October 9, 1917. Served by the United .Press, • SUBSCRIPTION HATES "~" By curler In the City or BJytheville, 15o per week, or 6Sc per mohtli. By mail, within a ladltis of 80 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 76c for three months, by mall In postal zones two to six inclusive, (6,60 per .year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. Let Housing Adjust Itself to the Pockelbook For 10 years the development of housing in this country has been aground on this rock: it has not been possible to build houses cheap enough for the ordinary man to be able to afford them. This mass market of houses for the average workiugman with an income of, say, $1000-$1500 a year, simply has not been touched. Such building as lias been achieved in Hie ., home field has been generally in U»o §5000-am!-up class. And that market is strictly limited. Now since it has proved impossible, due to a variety of conditions, to bring the cost of a house down to the range of the ?1300-a-yenr workman, why not build as much house as is within his range, and let him finish it himself, or finish it over a period of years as ho is able? The usual estimate is that a man's house should cost him not above livd year's 1 salary. Very well. Why not build for that ?1300-a-year man as muqh house as can be bought for §2GOO ami let him buy it at that figure? He has a debt on which ho can see some reasonable hope of paying out. He has enough house to keep out of the rain. And he can always improve,.finish, add to the, house as opportunity offers. That is a very practical approach to the housing problem. Ma'ny a city worker would be glad to move into a very rudimentary house in the-country where his"' children could be!' mitsido and where he could raise some fruits, vegetables, and poultry for himself or for pocket-money. He doesn't demand tiled baths, controlled air-conditioning, biiilt-in 'laundry tubs, and double windows. For the sake of getting his oWn home, he is willing to "rough it" for a while, gradually finishing, enlarging, and improving his place. Nearly 50 houses have been built on a plan like this, near Hammond, Ind. Neat and attractive on the outside, built with ail-union labor as far as they go, these houses have provided a long-sought opportunity for many plain people to whom the vision of a §5000 house was a mere mirage. Each house was for sale at any stage of its construction at which the buyer felt he could finish it himself, the cost proportionate. Union building trade workers, though such houses did not provide them with as much work as complete houses, realized that it-was work that they would otherwise not get «l all. The practical side of this plan is shown by one man who after a year decided to trade his house in on a larger one. He got §300 more for the house than he had paid, th& difference representing improvements he had made himself. This plan deserves study in every community. If the worker's pocketbook does not match the cost of housing, the cost of housing must match the worker's pockclbook. American, Money On Nov. 13, financial experts from the 21 American republics, will meet in Guatemala City to discuss common problems in the monetary, foreign exchange, and banking fields. Coining just at this lime, when the dislocations which would follow a lOuro- pean war arc a distinct danger, this mooting can be very important. The closely linked economic future of the Americas I'K lie ( | tightly to monetary stabilization and relations between the central hanks of the American states. Here, at least, the United States can begin to exercise the responsibility forced on her as the world's leading creditor nation. No step should bo overlooked which will tend to increase mutually beneficial, economic relations among the American republics, for events may soon throw them even closer log-ether. Traffic Rewmd It is not ycl too late to reverse the traffic fatality increase which has broken through tliu long string of decrease;; since November, 1987. July again showed a 1 per cent increase, following a 2 per cent increase in June. It is possible that these small increases are due to h e a v y vacation travel incident to the two fairs, since deaths on the rural highways were what raised, the totals. The concerted safety campaigns of the cities seem, still to be effective. As summer tourist travel dies down, perhaps a still more intensive drive for safety inside the cities will be able to bring ,the year's toll down. It is worth trying. ' .-..-., The Duce's Specs Mussolini, it is ruveaicd, now has to wear spectacles when rending or doing other close work. After all, the man in 5fi years old, and human. If would bo strange indeed if he were not to prove subject to the same ills and aches and pains that are the common lot as old age approaches. And at 56 it begins to approach. Mot all the chest-thumping « n ,| roaring in the world can keep it back forever. It has been the custom in Italy to test the Illness of officials for stale- craft' and public administration by making them dive over bayonets and carry bicycles up mountains. It will be interesting to note whether these qualifications continue to" bo the criterion a.s the Duce verges on toward f,o and stomach ulcers. It would not be surprising if lie were to discover virtues in the contemplative life he never saw before, and to shift the emphasis lo mental rather than physical fitness. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1939 I SIDE GLANCES by Gajbraith COPR.J9H8fKrtiMVICC.IKe. T._M,»K. U 5. FH. Mr. "VouVe just wasting vour lime, .lack—his pnrcnls arc Inc smallest lepers in Hie building!".-- THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson .,. SAY: f& MOUNTAINS WILL BE WORN COMPLETELY AWAY tN ONLY THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF .: LOS ANG.eL.-ES . fS THE MOST DENSELV AREA IN THE WORLO. IM BASEBALL, A RUNNER HIT BY A BATTED BALL IS OUT/ WHO IS CREDITED WITH THE PL/TOUT? ANSWER- The baseman nearest the runner hit by the bntled ball gels credit for the putout. NEXT: What .superstition did primitive peoples hold in regard to 1l\o Milky Way? (Australian Wool Crop j 11 Pet Below Last Year SYDNTY, N.S.W, <UP)r-Anslni- lia's wool figure for Ihe 1038-33 ! season, cndiiiK on June 30, iv.-is i SI93,OOn.fiOO, or $21.000,000 less tliati j tlt«t for the previous season. I This represented a decline of U : per cent which followed a decline of 2V-i per cent lielwccn increase of 0 per cent ovsr the previous .season. i'riEoner Fears Fnr lUtistJclic PITTSBURG, Gal. 'UP) — Sentenced to a life-time term of im- priscnmcnt, the Rrcalcst worry ol George Stumors lo Iscing transferred lo San Quenlin prison was that, the authorities there would shave off his magnificent, handlebar mustaches. Local authorities promised to intervene with the OUT OUR WAY LISTEN-DIONT VCX) "TELL ME TO 6ET RID OF TH' MICE AROUND THIS Mouse? vou PtON'T SAY HOW TO GET Rio I YELLED BECAUSE WHEN I TURNED OU THE WATER. FAUCET IN THE SINK. X WAS NEARLV ELECTROCUTED -I'LL GIVE YOU TWO MINUTES TO DISCONNECT ALL THAT STUFF AND OF 'EM-50 WHEN I HOOK UP A FEW WIRES HERE IM THE KITCHEN TO SCIENTIFICALLY SHOCK -EM TO •.YOU HOLLER; MOTHERS GET GRAY The turnover in Ihe season jusl slate prison officials In an cllort concluded was 2,029,548 bales, : u,~io save it. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople BSAD, BUSTER, X 5OMBTM1MG ROTTEW SHOULD SHARE WUJUMSS,MJDA UEVER POxSE PER.WT TO REPAY THAT * IS LOAM WITM WVE CRSP sieve AUD BOUVKWa OUT OF MERE WILL H=LP TO D5 THE "PU5L EXPSMSE C<J I // OUR MOVgtVARo ZMLKsEY/ I / SHALL WE DRIVE BACK 1J IU L6ISLJRSLY PASHlOM A HCOPLE UEVER ISMYCUETOSOWW HIM K« THAT HE QtiCXEE 1 MS OJ1 OP CU LAK>3 DAY, • SERIAL STORY Murder on the Boardwalk ^^* **"**••* ELINORE COWAN STONE • INC. - 4 i *">«PW« brand »' >•»<«•>• "in" <.f Hie '!• ii ,"" >•»<«•>• "in" <.f Hi 'liill,er< niunlvr. A( her rni.m »h Ilinlx ii Klu'uf of *rOOO boniln lilii. l.n Ai!"' «""«•"«•• »>•«> trie, to iiiiii I! • "" PM| " '"' "* »' J "'< " CHAPTER XI "AH, Bill-no!" Christine cried mtscrably. "And then somo." His voice was a lillle grim. "But at any rate, I'm slill in circulation. And I've got a little sleuthing of my own lo do while I am. I'll be sewed up tight uu ,, oon; uu [ jj OW about meeting me for lunch about 12:30 at [lie same place where we aie last night? Christine said "I'll be there, , , nill," and hung up, trembling a good deal. But Inspector Parsons, she ro- Jncinbcred after a moment, did not arrest people for murder until lie was sure they would slay arreslcii. . . . And she had business with Ins|icetor Parsons herself, as soon as she could find him. She was admilled to Inspector Parsons' office at once. Me looked, Christine thought, as if he had hardly slept; but he was as cool and alert as ever. "I've come to tell you," she he- Kan, "lliat I've been a goorl deal ol a tool." "You— and several others," he agreed pleasantly. "Last evening," ^Christine hurried on, "t went to a public reading by a clairvoyant called Chandra—" "And he told you," the inspector put in with a tired smile, "among a lot of other things you didn't believe any one but yourself could possibly know, that you were going under an assumed name?" "Why— yes," Christine ad- inilled; "but he also told me some- tiling that may surprise even you, Inspector — that someone had disturbed my things at the Crestview." ' "So you have called . to tell me that it was Chandra's dagger you found so opportunely last night. ... A little late, isn't it?" After a startled breath, Christine asked, "How do you know that it is his?" "Practically every one iu Surf Cily has seen that dagger. You drew his picture yesterday. Artists don't miss picturesque details like that. I wondev if you would be interested i£ I told you (hat two hours after that merger between Amalgamated and National went through yesterday, this Chandra sold a piece of land lie's been paying ruinous taxes on for years to the reorganized company, for a new plant they're • planning." "Then you've arrested him?" ''Not yet That dagger was a little too obviously a planted flflVf " "It didn't occur to you. I suppose," she said, "that as shrewd a man ns he might have planted it himself—guessing that the police <old her would reason that way?" "It did," the inspector „ weanly, "even after our medical officer fold us that Mrs. Talbert was not slabbed in that booth at all, but was brought there after the murder." "Oh!" Christine said blankly. Then she rushed on in her eagerness lo get on with her own errand, "But what I really came to tell you is thai, when I did examine my things, I found these hidden away among them." * * * CHE pushed the envelope across his desk. He opened it, riffled through the contents; then looked up, a frown between his brows. "And," Christine finished hastily, "I haven't any idea who put (hem there or whose they are, if (hat's what you're going to ask." He glanced from her to the papers and back again with such cool," mirthless amusement that Christine thought in sudden panic, He's found something I rpissed. I should have looked more carefully. "You mean," the inspector demanded, "that you don't know (hat Uiese bonds were the property of your cousin?" After a moment's blank consternation, Christine shook her head wordlessly. "Well, now that I have told you, does it suggest anything to you that you hod not thought of before?" "But," Christine hazarded, "if someone killed her for those, why wouldn't he keep them?" "There are other reasons for murder besides robbery, Miss Thorenson. Suppose Mrs. Talbert was not killed for the bonds after all, but from any one of a number of other motives. ... In such a case, mightn't the guilty person reason thai the smart" thing to do was to make It seem as if she had been robbed by someone else— especially someone who thought to have-a motive lor the murder. . . . You, for instance, Miss Thorenson—with a fortune at stake if that will is authentic." When she only stared at him without speaking, he went on, "Or supposing the bonds do explain Mrs. Talberth's death, perhaps the murderer thought that, after the first shouting was over, he could get them from you as easily as he left them with you. . . . Perhaps," he added softly, "it was even someone who counted on your keeping them safely for him." THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. ***. ML •. M*. »ff Emotional Slniia, Family Troubles May Increase'Arthritic Pains I5V IM!. MOKKIS FISHBEIN Ertilcr, .Journal of (lie American Medical Association, anil of Slyjcin, the Health Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most prominent causes of disability in human beings nowadays. Next to Uic common cold il Is the :iust frequent cause of disabling liness. The condition lias also been call)d alropliic arthritis and chronic nfectioiis arthritis. There arc so n.iiij- varieties of this affliction hat -classification, is difficult. This condition may affect peo- )le or any age, race, sex or social .osilion. it seems to affect wcmcn .lore frequently than men and the ;oor more commonly than the rich. .Ulaclions ot this type are found rcqiicntly in unsatisfactory cnvir- Jiimcnl-s. Exposure, cold and in- food jire cotitriljuting Sometimes this form of joint in- (lanimalicn may be unrelenting from the beginning. More frequently there arc periods of inflammation of the joints which are short, spaced by intervals when iherc are no symptoms. There is a tendency for the condition to be- ctme woi-se anfl lor some of the joints to develop ciinngcs that are permanent. There may be such serious change,, as to bring about partial or complete disability. * . * * There are many cUlterent causes cf rheumatoid arthritis. Most physicians believe streptococcus germs arc associated with this condition. Inflammations of the throat, and infecticns arctmd the teeth are «s- itly present in cases of arthritis. Others feel the nervous system plays a part in the onset of this condition. They have traced relationships between the arthritic symptoms and emotional crises in the lives of the persons concerned. A number of Boston physicians made .1 study of 50 patients with typical rheumatoid arthritis to find cut the extent to which emotional fe crises in (heir lives had brought : an their tlness. They made, at- I tempts to compare those cases with J 25 patients who had varicose ul- rs. Of the 50 orients. 10 Mien and \vomen seemed lo have emotional factors associated with the onset, of their inflammations of thft joints. Ten men had stories of f> anucial stress with "hard times," "no vvoik" ana "on relief" as the underlying conditions that were responsible. fn 11 of the 23 records obtained from women, the major burden was financial stringency because of the husband's inability to find work. There were seven cases in which family worries not associated with poverty, seemed to be important. There were six cases in which there •ras a combinaticn of financial and family worry. ' ' ' In seven cases the death of a parent or of a husband or wife was observed prior to a sudden exacerbation and inflammation ot the joints. In Ihree cases serious inflammation of the joints followed infcrniation thai a husband or a wife had been unfaithful. In two casts the mental strain seemed to be associated with the fact that the people concerned were living with their mothers-in-law. In contrast to these reports, there were only three cases out of 25 with varicose ulceration in whom any coincidence could be ffiund '"You—you can't believe that, Inspector Parsons." "Frankly, I don't know what I believe except that finding these has completely changed the complexion of this whole business. I have been supposing that'your cousin's death was tied up with her opposition to the Amalgamated-National merger. Now It begins to look as If it had only been very neatly timed to look that way—or planned to suggest anything except what's really back of it. ... Have you read the papers, Miss Thorenson?" "Yes," Christine told him, dreading she hardly knew what. "That is—the extra, after I left here early this morning." "Then perhaps you saw lliat your cousin's shoes had been found to fit one pair.of those footprints leading from that stranded rowboat toward the booth where she was found?" "Yes." • * * AND Bill's shoes, Christine was remembering, filled the other pair. "That slory happened to be true, except," Inspector Parsons was going on, "that they weren't made by the shoes she was wearing; but another, pair, identical in measurements with one slightly broken heel. We haven't found those shoos yet; but we are reasonably cure that (hey were taken from your cousin's house by someone who entered it after it was closed the other evening—taken for the express purpose of making that false trail." "You -mean that my cousin's house has been broken into?" "I didn't say that. It was entered by someone who had a key." When she began lo think he would never go on, he asked, "Do you lmo\v anyone else who has one?" "No," Christine said woodenly again. Then she thought, But of course —Jaspar. The inspector shrugged and demanded with one o( his disconcerting shitts of subject, "Was your cousin's vision particularly poor?" ','1 don't know. . . ; Of course she wore glasses." "Do you know who her optician was?" "I don't, but Jaspar would, ot course. He knows more about her affairs than anyone else." "Jaspar?" He glanced at some notes on his desk. "Oh, yes. That's the name of Mrs. Talbert's butler. We haven't been able to get in touch'With him yet." "Oh, yes you have." Christine drew, a deep breath...-.,.. , ; i, Now she was in : (To Be Continued) chestra from the University ot Alabama. He will be here for a week befcre leaving for Tuscaloosa where he will re-enter the School'of Law of Alabama University. The Chickasaiv football schedule released by Coach Lasley this morning included games with Earle, Forrest City, Osceola, Shawnee, Pig- gctt, Jonesboro, Wilson, Paragould and Walnut Hidgc. One Year Ago The first test well to be drilled by a company interested in the possibility of finding oil in this section, will be started in what is known as "jKildee Bplloiiy trjj> miles north of Armorel, within a fcw\days. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then - checking against the authoritative answers below: '•l.'Whcn a married woman sends a wedding gift, to ii bride, may she enclose a card which is engraved with both her name and her husband's—"Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Hurray"? 2. If she (Joes not have, sucii a card, but cnly her own, what should she do? ' • • with the beginning of the ulcers- , 3 : • ? , il correct to write " witn ., . ? •-•«... r |^ ftt | «rie\ir,c" «,. fl.A nA.-*l «A«> lit. lien and social stress. . These studies do not mean thai arthritis is caused by a mental c<Sn T dition. 'fills has not been proved. The studies do indicate, however, that when oilier facifirs involved iiV the onset ot arthritis arc .present, a severe emotional strain or serious worry may bring on an exacer- batlcn of the symptoms. Down Memory Lane 10 Tears Ago No cooperative cotton market will be established in Blythcville this season unless local farmers meeting at the ccurt house this afternoon decide to form a farm bureau of their own and carry out the proposed marketing plan, according to C. G. Smith, who said the Arkansas O:tton Growers Association has decided that the interest in this section « ill not justify the ex- jxmsc of maintaining an office here this year. Only 1,600 bales had been pledged. It is understood the association sought lo pledge 10,000 bales. Five Years Aga J, T. Sudbury arrived here today lo visit with his mother, Mrs. J. Q. Sudbury, and family, after a summer's. tour ol. Europe with ,hts or- bcst wishes" on th(> card sent.with a wedding present? \: Should a WoMah guest invited to an elaborate daytime Wedduig. wc>rry for fear slie hasn't anything appropriate to wear? ' • 5.' In displaj'iiig her wedding presents, should a bride display . the checks given her by relatives? What, would yOu do if— You are a brirtc and have received so many Wedding gifts that you feel you cannot write personal nttes to each person-who sent a gift. Would you— -...,• (a) Have a card engraved "Miss Mary Smith wishes to acknowledge your beautiful gift and send you her deepest-appreciation" and mall that to those who sent, gifts? '. • , (b) Write .a tide to everyone— no matter how hard a task , it proves•to be? • ' ' Answers 1. Yes. ' 2. Write "Mr. and" In fr.ont ot her name. 3. Yes—but not necessary. 1. No. For her best locking clay- time dress—even though not especially . elaborate—will be appropriate. 5. No. Best "What Would You D3" so- Ittllon—(b); ' ' • > ' 'Hie Spaniards introduced cocoa to Europe i)i 1520,

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