The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1939 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 27, 1939
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLB, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher -J. GRAHAM 6UDBURY,- Editor SAMUEL P. MORRIS, Advertising Manager 'Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, SI. Louis, Dallas, Kansas Olty, Memphis. Published Every 'Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second class matter at the post- cJflce at Blythevllle, 'Arkansas, under act oj Confess, October 9, 1917, Served by the United Press. ' "SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In trie city of Blylhcvllle, ISo per week, or 65o -per- month. By'mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 p«r cyear, tl.50.for six months, 75o lor three months, • by- 1 , mail !n postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight,, $10.00 per, .payable In advance. While Big Figures-'We have been talking in astronomic ' figures for some years, ?')5,000 ) '000 1 000 'national debts, §-1,000,000,000 budgets, and the like. Now with the war oh in Europe, millions pour ' out on the unproductive earth every tiny, and no one is alarmed or shocked. •But while we're talking 'in big 'figures, let's talk 'for a moment of tho biggest figure pf all— $200,000,000,000. Two -hundred billioi dollars! That is the loss to the national income (luring the depression, according to a report 'just submitted to President Roosevelt by the National Resources Committee. That is the cost to the American people 'of the idleness of men and machines resulting from our inability to use to Die full our vast resources during the past 10 years. In other words, had we been able to contrive ways of employing all our idle workers, ways of keeping all our machines spinning at full speed,, this breath-taking sum would have been .. added to the national income. Beside that figure, the 'national <lebt •; looks small, and the cost of the World War could have been quickly absorbed. Of course. any such estimate of lost national income is a pretty theoretical , thing. Neither -machines nor men ever run without waste under any conceivable system of government. All this figure does is to point out to us rather convincingly our central problem. We must, whatever else happens, find ways , of increasing that production, and decreasing that unemployment.- We cannot forever continue to run a line eight-cylinder engine on live cylinders and not expect strains and -backfires. Several of the countries of Europe have solved the problem by .putting everything under military dictatorship, thus 'increasing the 'national production, all right, but dumping :it right : buck into destructive war preparations, and now war itself. That works for a tiihe, but there is no future in it. Wars end. And when they end, back comes the problem, stronger than ever, of attempting to continue in peaceful, productive activity the pace set by the delirium of war time. •The iproblem must be faced, not by the cocaine-stimulation of war or even of a war boom, but in' its basic aspects. The National Resources Committoo admits quite frankly that it doesn't know how to get this machinery going and these men to work. But neither does anybody else. The basic 'thing .'to remember is that we must never lose sight of this fundamental lock barring the door to our future, and never for a moment cease trying to find the key. WEDNESDAY, SKl'TEMBEK 27, 1939 Up to Us Creative activity in European music, if not dead, is certainly paralyzed, reports Eugene Goossens, composer and conductor of the 'Cincinnati Symphony, on his return from Europe. "It is a chance for American music to emerge with 'its young men and pick up the threads dropped in Europe," he continued. '"Their composers arc jaded ami tired, and surrounded by everything that makes creative work impossible." It is no time to gloat Over the misfortunes of those loss fortunate than ourselves. But the .virtual abandonment of cultural life by large sections of Europe, and its temporary shelving by all of it that is at war, brings a duty to America. As the monks of tho Dark Ages preserved ancient learning in their monastery cells, so perhaps it will be America's 'task to preserve European -culture, and add to it the only new 'contributions 'to the arts which will be possible m 'the near future. Blacklist 'Reappears If it should happen that American shipping had trouble only with German submarines, the whole story of the World War 'will have been reversed. It is well to remember that from 191^1-1917 we had almost as much trouble with the British blockade as with the U-boats. The first British blacklist of the present war is expected at any moment. This is n list of German-controlled firms in neutral countries, and shipments to such firms in Europe arc subject to confiscation if intercepted. At least that was the procedure dining World War days, and the confusion and grief it brought to American shippers in those clays was irritating in the extreme. So it may. be again, adding one more facet to the' problem of how to avoid complications with European nations without giving up all the rights which used to be conceded under international law to'countries not at war. • SO THEY SAY I /In'd it difficult to call this stoppage of vorX a strike, in this case (here is no one to negotiate, so far as 'the government is concerned. It Is .more of n protest ilinn a strike.—WCA Administrator Harrington OH Ihe WPA "strikes." » » » I do not, believe America can be nn arsenal for one •belligerent without ulllnmtely becoming n target for (he other.—Senator Arthur H. Vun- denberg (Rep., Mich.). * + » One need-only glance nt n map to sec where otir true ''frontiers He.—Col. Charles A Lincl- •bergh. * * * •The German regime must disappear from the" carlh. Otherwise there will be no peace and no •happiness on earth.—Thomas Maun, novelist, '* . * * Jf we approach wnr, we must have dictatorship.—Gen. Hugh Johnson, former NRA chic!. * * * Anyone has a right lo urn for the Senate. —Senator Harry S. Truman <Dcm.-Mo.). SIDE GLANCES by GafbraHh SERIAL STORY WORKING WIVES BY LOUISE COPYRIGHT. 1»JB. NEA IERVICC, INC. VeHlctrrlaxi Dnn rndiriiN, iLt flfdT a iilriiKiml cfJLy \\lth NjiuilM tnmlly. jlnrluii, Inturl iM'cinihf «|IP liux lit-cn Icfl uo:i<ls him Into n iiiinrrt-l, Ji Mm, t'ltltn htm "n H|>Jn*-lf( rviT lurn*." lum. Nniv jini N)-," linn ri'LilEc "I've wanted liavi? nxuiie II t leuvcK (he "Father would love to be his age, but Mother won't let him." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IN AUSTRALIA, THERE. ARE SEVENTEEN SHEEP FOR EVERV PERSON. IE/WING SPOOND ON ITS 3ECORD FLIGHT TO ALTITUDE •?/ 7/KZ. DOUGLAS PI5. IS RATED MANY AUTHORITIES AS THE A'\OST "OC/OOO GROWN IN THE UNITED STATES. T. M.REG. U.S. TAT. 0 ANSWER: A balloon beginning a flighV to the stratosphere is only partly inflated with gas, and assumes Ihc spherical shape pictured here only ijllcr reaching Ihc rare almosphere far above Ihc earth. NEXT: The age of (lie Swastika. Down Memory Lane I 10 Years | Stock prices declined SB to S35 i a share lodny under a flood of .selling <n Ihe New York S!O"V- Exchange. lilytlicville police received a hurry Thursday pleading with olficers to help In the search for a highly prized pel monkey. l : ivc Years Ago Oakland, Calif.—A spectacular encounter vrith a shcivcr of motors was related toddy when Unllecl Air liner carrying 1.10 pilots and eiijlu passengers landed Oakland airport. C'uttin'4 a flaming path through the skfc. the meteors narrowly missed the huge OUT OUR WAY up__call from Mrs. W. M. Wright plane as they plutieed fc earth In "YOUR IDEA TOR AM EWAUST CYLINDER TO AUTOMOBILE FUMES TO SWEET SCENTS WAS SUBMITTED TO OUR ENGINEERS. -THEY REPORT THOT INDENTION, 1MGENIOUS TO THE POINT OF AMUSEMENT.' IS LANTASTIC AMD PASTE &YARD OP IT ONI WE DUNDERHEADS' TOE S^\E SILLY TERMS WERE APPLIED NOW3KULL tMStMBERS TO FULTON'S 9TEWABOAT AMD THE' WRKSHTS 1 T-1RST see (Pt CAN VOOU OBTAIN A LOAD OF TIN AMD MANUFACTURE THE DEVJ1C6 MYSELP.' VI TUtW, MAJOR = By J. R. Williams OUB BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplo < TELL VOUR M^ / HOMER, THAT NO-A HALF A POUMD--UH-AH- DON'T VOU HAVE THEM IN BOXES ER-A- CARTONS? HAVE vou COOKIES THAT COME i\J CARTONS'! THEM FISH \s HAMD C/\U6HT AT WILLOW DA.M NOW, ESTHER, VOU WANTED TWO POUNDS OF COCONUT CRISP-- BORM TH1RTV VEARS TflO CHAPTER XV Tyi'AniAN wuiled for Dan lo come back. He'd walk over to the hkc, around several blocks, and hack. He'd realize Ihat she was tired, nervous, upsel. Or would he? After all, Dan did not know ;ihoul Sally Blalte. With his departure, her anger had turned lo miserable ashes. She remembered her insane statements with honor. Thinking it over, she could find no excuse for her behavior. Dan returned at the end of an hour. Quietly, he hung his hat in 'the closet. Marian was still silling in the chair where she had fallen when he released her. Gelling to her feet, she went lo the hall. "I'm sorry, Dan," she said. "It's all right." He passed her and went to Ihe bedroom. She sat down again, her knees like ribbons. Dan had said it was all right, but it wasn't all right. She had a feeling (hat it would never be nil right with her and Dan again. She longed to talk to him, (o tell him about Sally Blake who was slowly, but surely, making headway with her suhllc ouster methods. II she told him, if she penitently admillcd that he had been right and she was wrong, might he not say, "Forget it, Glad. Let Sally have the job. Let's lake a little iipartmont and begin again. I'll get the sales managership next time." Did she want that? Did she honestly want lo start again where they had leU of! 10 years ago? Could she he happy without the excitement of a downtown oflico, without money of her own which she could spend as it suiletl her? Wearily, she laid her head against tlie hack of the chair. No, that wasn't the answer. It might have been 10 years ago, but not now. She and Dan loved each other, she had never wanted any other msn. Surely (hey could find a middle ground which would hold the old happy companionship. What had Dan said? She had lokl him he was a spineless worm who never turned. How could she have, been so rude and cruel? He'd said thai he had wanted to turn foi- n long time and now she had made it easy for him. But he hadn't meant It. They would laugl; at (lie quarrel snd forget it 'HREAKFAST was a tense meal, Dan speaking politely when necessary, offering nothing. Marian did not touch her breakfast. She drank Ihree cups of black cofTee and let it go at that, Passing Dolly's door on the way out, she stopped. "Hello, Dolly." "Oh, hello, I didn't sec Dan go down." So Dan was that low in spirit, too low for a greeting lo Dolly. "I guess he was iu a hurry. Have a good lime last night?" "Simply won-derful," Dolly sighed. "We went lo the Cold Coast Room and had the love-llest dinner. We danced and danced— Ihe music was simply niar-velous." Marian smiled indulgently. Dolly was like a IG-year-olcl girl after her first date. "Are you going lo see him again?" she asked. "Um-hmm. 1 Dolly nodded her pale gold head. "Tomorrow night. He's going lo ask you and Dan. He says he owes you a debt of gratitude." Dolly blushed and laughed. "That'll be fun," Marian returned lightly. "It would do us good lo step out once in a while." She thought, Will Dan go? Will be ever be my Dan again? He said he'd turn. Where? Away from his wife? Oh, no! Dolly was looking at her anxiously. "You're tired, Marian. Didn't you get rested yesterday?" "Of course, I'm fine." She went slowly down the stairs and out into the murky morning. A raw wind blew in from the lake and she pulled her fur cape around her throat. The day was like herself, bleak and chill. Dan waited and she got into the ear. Not a word was said on the drive downtown. Dan's month was light, Marian sensed his grimness through a cumb haze, s * * TTVERYTHING went wrong at ^ the oflicc that morning. Sally Blake was too radiant, too young and joyous. Seeing her, Marian felt old and jaded. Sally chirped, "Did you have a nice week-end, Mrs. Harkness?" Marian slopped at her desk. "Wonderful," she said. "My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We had n dinner party and a grand lime." Sally needn't think she was (he only one who had good limes. ' "Your v/edding anniversary— nice—how many years?" "Twelve." "Gracious." Mr. Fellows nodded wilhoul his usual smile and Marian's mind fled back over Saturday's work. Had she forgotten something? For once, it did not seem to matter. "Anything wrong, G. F.?" she made herself ask. "No—guess not—Monday mom- ing blues—ever hear of lhem? !1 He peered at her curiously. "I like Monday morning—rested —all set for a good week." It was a worthy allcmpt but missed fire. Mr. Fellows changed the subject, frowning. "I've jusl had a session with the Avcry girl—Florence A very. She bawled all over me—why I hire married wom- n—" Marian removed her hat. '"I'll send for her at once." "Yon don't need lo. I gave her a raise," disgustedly. "It seems she had to have a raise or lose net- husband." "I told Florence she couldn't have a raise," Marian said quietly. It was the wrong thing lo say. Mr. Fellows was looking for a chance to explode and he exploded. "Is this my office or yours?" he bellowed. * * * "JUARIAN look instant offense at his loiie. "I have charge of Hie girls. You went over my head when you engaged Sally Blake, now you've done it again." Her ragged nerves were playing tricks 'gain. "And who has a betler right?" Marian leaned toward him, her eyes spilling fife. Never before had she lost her temper in Grant Fellows' office. "1 want you to make my position clear right here and now," she flared. "Am I your private secretary or am I not?" She was making a fool of herself and she knew it. Mr. Fellows bounced from his cliair. He stood facing her, a lense, wiry little figure. "Be careful, Marian," he said. "You are proving a point thai I believe and hate to admit—Ihe inadvisability of keeping any girl in the office until she lliinks she owns 11." She stared at him with stricken eyes and he softened. "We're both edgy this morning. Let's drop the matter for the present. I shouldn't have given Florence Avery a raise, that's what makes me sore—but she bawled." Marian knew (hat she must make her peace, and hastily. She put a hand on Mr. Fellows' arm. "You're an old softy at heart, G. F., and I like you for it. Forgive me for being cross—I'm sorry." He said gruffly, "Get to worlt" Shaken by the battle of words, she lurned lo her desk. It was behaving rjueerly, one moment it was there, Ihe next moment gone. She took a faltering step, swaying. She heard Mr. Fellows shout, "Miss Hcrrod—Sally—come here —Marian has fainted." (To Be Continued) the hills south'of Fairlield. One Year Ajo Approximately 1500 cotton pickers, mostly negroes, were on a sit- down sirikc in their homes today throughout Mississippi county (Slo.) niter circulars were distributed to pick no more cotton until a price of $1 per hundred pounds is paid. Mind Your Manners TCAl your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers belcw: 1. Who ends a telephone conversation '< 2. Should you use your hostess' phone and not leave the toll charge because it seems too small? 3. Is it polilc to say "Speak louder" If you cannot understand ever tiic telephone? 4. Is it polite to phone friends for loiv.; conversations during their wovV.!n» hours? S.When a voice yon do not rec- cgni/.e answers the phone should you say, "Who is this?" What, wtuld you do if— You had dinner at house last night and friend's thoroughly enjoyed Ihc evening. Would yon— (a) Telephone her and tell her so? (b) Sny no more about it, iince you thanked her when you left? Aii.strer.s 1. 'Jlw one who marie the call. 2. No. Pay the charge. 3. No. "Will you speak lender, please", or "I'm afraid we have a bad connection. I can't understand vou." 4. No. 5. No! Arik for the person yon want. Beit "What.Would You Do" tol- ntion—(a). Big Movement of Wheat Goes East In Canada WINNIPEG. Man. (UP)—Winnipeg lias become the funnel for Ihe largest movement of wheat to the cast on record. Wartime conditions have placet! Canada's Pacific ports at a disadvantage, iind It. is estimated that • three-quarters cf Western Canada's rrop of about 4SO.OOO.OOO bushels will be transported cast- ward through Winnipeg to the , lakehcad, provided thai shipping lanes ran h? kept open for movement overseas. • THE FAMILY DOCTOR r. «. <M* M. •. na. Too Much Sugar, Rubbing of Face, Gland Changes Cause Skin Eruptions IIV I>H. MORRIS Kdilor, Journal of (he American iM c di c LI I Association; ami of Hygcia, the Health Magazine Thirlcei! causes for skin crupti:ns like pimples ami blackheads were found in a recent study made by specialists at (he University of Pennsylvania. In about one-fourth of the 021 cases investigated there was found R family tendency towards sup- puratlve cindltions of the skin. In others, facial eruptions were traced to changes in human beings like the period ot adolescence and the time later in life when sex glands begin to law Ihclr functions. The change in glandular acticn is thought responsible for the skin troubles. The condition of the skin commonly called asiic begins with blackheads. These may be limited 1: the .sides of Die face and cheeks or may involve all of the face. Observer. 1 ; believe that head scratching and chin fondling spread acne. + » * There ii a tic between the skin eruptions and the amount of sugar or water taken into tlie b:dy. An overactivity of the glands that se- crelc oil lo' tho sRlu or dandruff may cause acne. Persons /those diets are deficient in vari:us vitamins or who arc constipated have a tendency to lowered resistance of the skin toward infection. Since there are so many different factcrs involved. Ihc control of acne is difficult. Chief purpose of X-ray in the treatment of this condition is to prevent overacllvlty of the glands in the skin. Much can be gained by ccnlrolliug tho Intake of sugar and studying Ihe water metabolism of the body. Also there is the necessity of making sure (hat the diet is well balanced and that the towels arc acting satisfactorily. It is advisable to keep Hie skin thoroughly cleaned and to use antiseptic substances that will keep gcnns under control. At certain periods of life thorough study of the glands Mill determine whether or not they are Uinctitning satisfactorily or whether the function of .some of them so greatly lessened that the effects in the body as a '.vhole are had. It. ha.s been customary lo regard pimples and blackheads as of little importance. From this study it can be seen thai the sWn is a mirror of the condition of the body as a whole. gram markets British Columbia \ioils transporting it lo overseas the Panama canal. Consequent high freight and insurance rales increase the disadvantage. An important factor in diverting grain eastward also Iras been a desire on Ihc part ot the overseas uuvcr to get wheat In a position for quick fhipment and convoy overseas from the closer Atlantic iiorts. Thundering freight trains arc carrying wheat eastward through Winnipeg, from as' far west, as Alberta, at the rate of 5,000,000 bushels daily. The movement is expected to continue tor some time. regularly every six days and 18 hours. Successions of rainy week-ends have proved an anathema to tlie capitals' sportsmen and havc been so persistent of late that. Dr. Abbot decided lo make the study. He looked over records dating back to January. 1924, to find grounds lor the supposition that there is a mavkcd period of seven days in local rainfall. His study disclosed, he told the institullcii. that the six-day, 13- hour ;x>riod Is approximately the same as the one-quarter of the period of Hie sun's rotation upon "" axis. This fact, he adrted. '' Rain Is Likely Jn Wishington Every 6lh Day WASHINGTON <UF> — Dr. Charles G. AWmt of the SmilU- sonian Institute, who made a scientific study cf Waihingion pie- The threat of submarine attack ' clpltatlon covering a 15-year per- ils not a coincidence but a .real Telii- lionship of cause and effect." "The sun has features Ifte iini- |spol-s which form upon Us surface, ' last for some time, disappear, and are replaced by ethers in different regions." Uc said. "Very likely the successive transits of those Ica- tuic.s as the sun rotates aftccU the \vcalher." The Waterloo railway ttation lu lias reduced the value of loading lod, found that it rained here London covers 24!4 acres.

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