The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1939 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 25, 1939
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• PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIBVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BJLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS '",.',?''•, THE OCWRtBl MCW8 CO. •-• . a. V. HADnrs, Pubitahcr '„; •; J, GRAHAM SUDBURy, Editor SAMUEL, f. MORRIS, Advei thing Manager ,"'Bolt KkUoml AdTMtttot ReprwentaUvwi / 'irkaoMl D*Ulet, inc., New York, Chicago, De' t' > frott, St Louis,' Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second ctars matter at the pott- 4fiiei 'at Bl5'th«yU!e, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1J17. ' • ' Served by the United Press , , SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of BlyUievUle, ISo per •reek, or 65o per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, »3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 15o for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, 16.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, tlODO per year, payable; In advance. Our 'Service 9 Civilization Service is the hiillmnrk of our civilization. Everybody knows how accustomed we all are lo getting service. We waul oilv one-pound, fifty-cent purchitses -delivered. We want the miljf on the Iwck porch promptly at six. We-want those photographs developed and printed this afternoon—tomorrow morning at lat- est. We want service, not only with a capital "S" but in bold-face type. Perhaps when 'we back off and take a look at this.,it may become the most distinctive fact of oiir time Never before 'lias so great a proportion of human energy gone into service. The result? We all know in a vague way that' this is costly, and that it' lins meant an increasing number of jobs in thai field. But it has remained for the Twentieth Century Finui to study how far this trend has gone, and what it means. / The fund's economists have made such a study, and they have reached the rather startling conclusion that "it costs considerably more on the average to distribute goods than it does to make them." Further, "about 59 cents out of the 1 consumer's dollar goes for the services involved in distribution, and only 41 cents for the services in production." The result is a conslaiHly higher percentage of,workers employed in distribution as compared with production. In'1870, aboul 75 per cent of;all gain-'' , ^ fully-employed workers were in fanning, manufacturing or other actual productive activities. Only 25 par cent were occupied with distribution and •, service.' By 1!)30 it had become 50-50. As- productivity per w o r k o r gets . higher, what with more and better machinery and greater skill and speciali- e nation, it is clear that a smaller and smaller percentage of all workers will be actually producing basic goods. . A larger and larger percentage of all workers will be engaged in service and distribution. And the lower of producing goods which follow greater mechanization and efficiency, arc at least in part offset by the greater costs of distributing (hem . This is not a slandolY, however. Take automobiles. When tliey first . appeared, they cost S3000 or §5000, and the service and gas station, the elaborate distribution a n d financing systems, were non-existent- Today the industry supports hundreds of thousands in the distributive and sen-ice end, and yet a far bettor car is to be had for $1000 than could be had in 1905 for ?5000. The expansion of this distributive field and its effects is well worth the further study which the Twentieth Century Fund economists and'olhtrs are preparing lo give it. THURSDAY, MAY 25, 193D Cost of Carelessness We usually think of safety campaigns in lenns of Die human lives and the human siifl'ering involved. Thai i.s natural enough, and right enough, for they are the first consideration. 13nt there is another side lo it, and one not usually so easily grasped. That is the tremendous economic loss involved. More than 100,000 people arc killed, and 375,00 crippled for life every year, and the annual economic loss is not less than three billion dollars, according lo D. D. Fennell, president of the Natiomi ISal'cly Council. It is a heavy loll. Every step taken to cut down accidents not only saves lives and misery, but saves a loss that is a tremendous drain on the economic machinery of the country. Multiply by thousands the dislocations, interruptions, and costs that come to a single plant .by an accident, and the picture clears. Progress in safety is be i n g made. Co-operation and watchfulness can increase that progress in 1939. Wings Over Atlantic By chance -of by design, Ihe first scheduled (light of the Yankee Clipper ucroas the Atlantic coincK just 20 years after the tfi'cat flight of the NC-4, pi-iclo of the liavy, after the World War. The NC-'l in those days represented all the lessons Ihe'mivy had been able to learn from the World. Wai-—-she was the liist word in over-water flying development. ' • • . Yet how. odd the pictures of "the NC-1 look today in contrast with the sleek and streamlined clippers! They seem scarcely akin at all, and not as a development one from the other, the Np dumpy and a mass of strut-wire's, the Clipper clean-lined and smooth. With this evidence, before us of what the past 20 years have done, who can doubt that great'progress-, will .mark the next 20? We shall fly to'Europe' as easily as we now fly lo New York or Chicago. But will there he si comparable progress in the uses to which these magnificent ocean-birds will be put? The Knmc intelligence that built the ships must provide the answer. - i • SO THEY SAY No organization can cllcct actions implying direct'or ' indited, relations .with foreign coiin- (rios.—President. Orllz ot Argentina in dissolving Niwi, Fnsctst and Communist parties in his country. ' * * * They have sold the Jews down (ho river al n lime when 5,000,01)0 nrc wondering withoiil nn abode.—nnbbl Unrnetl n. Brickncr of/Cleve- bnrt on Pnleslinc. * * * This profession is social (o thc core.—John C. Parker, engineer, before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. SIDE OUNCES sort. 1111 arno eamtt, im. T. M. SEC, u. s nr.orr. "Why can'l yon look tlislingiiislied in your • N Anllmnv K/l/*n f/n- iTiQl..iiV/>/»9 1 » Aiitlioiiy..Edcii, for THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson 3OO-VEAR.-OCO LOTUS FROM AVMMCHURJA TERMINATED AND f -*f) /W-ev/cro ; , ANSWER: Canada, Montreal: Alaska, Juneau; Mexico Mexico Gily. Thc tato K. W. 1-cck. of General Electric Co.. cstil cd he KLI.!. 1 " aVCn ' BC "' i "" 1 .''" g ' bsh "< nb0llt * «>™™l »illion horsepower. NEXT: How lime differs in Canada. • OUT OUR WAY I l-'ircprnufiiij Curbs I-'ircmrii I EErtKELEY, Cnl. (UP>—Firemen , here arc discovering thai fire- i proof roofs present new problem's. Answering a call where thc roof ^md ben treated wit ha fire-proof material, they clisccovercd that the flames inside thc house could not burst through the roof, with the result that such great billows of smoke poured through the doors and windows firemen could ap- l-proach only with gas masts. Po.stur Distributes I>oM;ir.i .CLEVELAND, O. (UP)—The Re Virgil c. Jimiji distributed 100 silver dollars among the congregation of Ills Olenvillc First Melhod- isl church, for use in earning other money. Members are to return thc dollars, with the increases In earnings June 18, when the pastor will preach on "The Return of thc Talents." • SERIAL STORY DATE WITH DANGER BY HELEN WORDEN COPYRIGHT-. 1339, NEA SERVICE, INC. Birds possess both the kccncsl and farthest-sighted vision. /SrAE MAKes TW DESERTS BEAUTIFUL .AW EOFT&KJS Of TH' SWIES-SHE MAKES W WORID A PARADISE TO W1KJTER-TIRED EVES. <v SHE BRIM SS ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING TO MAKE A TURTLE S1MG — SHE COMES NEAP BEIN' PERFECT. TV! SEASOM WJOWM AS SPRlVJG. SHE BEATS TH' OTHER SEASOMS. ALMOST ^ PERFECT BUSS-BUT NOTH1KT COUU) BE PERFECT - •'"M. B01MGS OUT STUFF LIKE " ,TH!S.' By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE "with Ma j oi-HoQ t >le THAT \ LAST \ FART'S ) Gooq / CURLY / r ^*^ ;^&*.. r ^ f •*fff*' f i£f^* ' •—T** 1 ^: '*•»; -** s s_^ ^ Uv * <V Jit''n T7 PVi> • • *• y^;;^|fvW.-; ?; . r^r^*'iiiV',<zfi~^"^ *^S.^"-tc w <- e-.'e*^' _> o^'tjjr.- e - <—*. . v •=• ^f--f' tl,£>.y?M:.. .»i,,.,' ®A- i"'.- , -h,i"iiS)it,Ji''!i w»ft»» «*« ifeil^^Swi^A.^ 1 " THESPWKIGP06T Cf.P.W^Vv^. S-Z5 50RRV, AMOS, I DID PROMISE YOU* MO FOR THE ARCHLUTE, BUT *5O IS ALL 1 MkVE WITH ME 'TODAY.' HOWEVER, MY CREDIT IS GOOD POR TW£ OTHER TEkl, OF COURSE? ALL 1M THE FAMILY, EH ? E6A.P, JAKE/T AM GIVIKJQ YOU THIS INSTRUMENT OP FOR A PSvLTRY PITTANCE AS IT IS/ MV WORD,'ARE YOU t, SURE YOU HAVEN'T ' A.MOTHER B^w^!^tOTE OM YOUR FEPSOW ? BUT, OH, WELL, LET , us WOT HA.GSLE / AGREED/ KAMP ME THE * 3O / A "MAKP BA.RGAIM IMDE6D' SURB, JAKE'S CREDIT 15 GOOD HE'LL. PAY OFF WHEN TH' LAST MOTE r3 ADDED TO TH' UNFINISHED SYMPHONY' TH' MAJOR WOULD TAWE STONE BEARS IN A PIWCH / ME HASM'T O6LED A DIME FOR so LOW6 HE THINKS TH' MJNT IS BBKK5 USED OMLY TOR 3ULEPS V/MAT'S A LITTLE DISCOUNT"-^- 1M THE PAMILY?= VoMrnlnyi I'ollcp tell Duke nljoul drtiKKlRK the- lnn\y of Jitn- Ivt- Fri-iicU Irinu Ike river, llukt '.urn* lift jnVliirrN, l,ul, fir rf- rnllH, Oi';rc are ulbi-r rich filrl* lu IScw Yorkf . , CHAPTER VIII , Ladd and Fenelon left the morgue knowing a crime had been committed but while Janice French was dead, there was no evidence to connect Duke Martin or Nick Hart with her suicide. "Thc 'only thing to do now," said Ladd, "Is to soft-pedal Ihis. Martin and Nick will think the whole affair Is forgotten. Meanwhile we can build up evidence against them." lie spoke irritably. Sleep was heavy upon him. The commissioner pressed his hand to his forehead. "I must call this girl's mother antl father. They arc heartbroken." "You can use thc 'phono in this ofllce, Commissioner," siiicJ Hyon. Ladd stared reflectively at Mary. "You're coming back with me and write this slory." Mary nodded. A vision o£ Janice's mother and father rose before her eyes, aristocrats who lived a cotlon-batten wrapped existence/shut away in a great Fifth Avenue mansion, from the realities of the world. How much did (hey know? Would (hey be willing to face notoriety? Mary doubted it. Once the Frenches heard of Janice's death they would never discuss her again.. Mary knew they wouldn't come to the inquest. They'd send Thomas Robinson, their lawyer, instead. The funeral would be private. This, as far as the world was concerned, would end the story of Janice French. Lacid's voice interrupted Mary's thoughts. "Come," he said. "Ill phone you from thc- office, Commissioner." * « » ""THERE was an indolent calm in the editorial offices of the Gazette as Mary walked in. She had let I Ladd in the hall. The hurly- burly and fever of a fictional newspaper was missing. Here, on New York's biggest paper, a city, a nation and a world were being coycred with serenity and precision. The editorial offices were the antithesis of the mad, helter- skelter movie version of the crowded, tobacco-smoke Tilled city room in which copy paper covers the floor, reporters sit with feet on desks and ha Is pulled down over their eyes, an editor bawls everybody out and copy boys play poker. The Gazette city room was large and airy. Sound-proofed ceilings gave it (he quiet of a library. The Society section lay directly back ol the Wall Street department. But neither stall was down at tills early hour. Only the lobster shift, the skeleton staff that ame on at midnight and loft when he first edition went to press, was there lo assemble early news. Crossic, his lanky body telescoped like a jack-knife, sat at the main desk, editing copy. Pecking away at nearby typewriters were re-write men and general reporters. Like most of them, Crossiq wore a. green celluloid cyeshade and from behind one car protruded Die stub of a yellow pencil. His soft shirt was open at the throat and a nondescript vest napped about his lean body. Ho glanced up as Mary came, toward him. "Do the Janice French story from the suicide angle," he said. "Play down the night club slant and don'l mention (lie Duke. We're wailing for the copy." he added. Tired as she was, Mary smiled. Crossic was always waiting for copy. Like some benevolent Simon Legrcc, he nagged his staff forever into producing more copy. It was also characteristic of him (hat he asked nothing about thc night's happenings. Shut up in the office of the Gazette, he seemed to know more than the reporters who'd been covering the story. When he apparently knew least, he'd suddenly surprise them by a question (hat revealed thc crux of fhe whole' situation. • * * t JT) AWN was breaking as Mary sat r-^ down at her desk. She fitted carbon and copy paper in lier typewriter, lit a cigaret and began tapping the typewriter keys. "Thc body of the girl in the pink chiffon dress which was brought info thc morgue late last night has been identified as Janice French of 002 Fifth Avenue. Police Commissioner Arthur Fenelon believes it a suicide ease, but an inquest is (o be held. . . . Miss French, who is (he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John French, made her debut In ..." Rolling the final sheet out of the machine, Mary called "Copy," lit another cigaret and leaned back in her chair. Ladd had gone to his office when lie left Mary in the hall. Now, as Mary called for the copy boy, he stuck his head out thc door. "Let me see what you've written before you hand it in." She walked across to his office, the typewritten sheets in her har,ds.> One or two of the reporters .looked up as she passed, their, inquiring expressions cftariging'to appreciative stares. In spite of, lack of sleep, over-excitement and ' the strain on her emotions, she was more than prctly. Her evening gown, sloped provocatively oft" her shoulders, and as she walked, her feet, in delicate gold sandals, showed gracefully from beneath the hem of her gown. Ladd's eyes, like those of thc men in the outer room, brightened as he saw her. "You can certainly take it," he said. "I'm running on nerves." tit WHILE she talked, he was * studying her copy, pencilling il occasionally. As he leaned on thc desk, his angular form bent down the heller to read thc piece, Mary's dark eyes, off guard for thc moment, rested affectionately on him. There had never been any sign of intimacy between this hard- boiled editor and herself and, so far as Ladd had shown, it had always been NEWS that concerned him when he was with her, but thismorning for the first time Mary v allowed herself to wonder about her boss. Though he had never paid her any particular attention, be was a iypo she liked. Now and then in the past ho had stopped at her department to ask some mieslion and once a month she had sat across from him at the inter-otlicc meetings but this acquaintance, had never gone fur- I (her. Now everything between ] them seemed on a new fooling. She dropped her eyes suddenly as he looked up and a slow Mush mounted her cheeks. She was being absurdly romantic. Idiotl • "Okay," he said, banding back Ihe copy. "What about something to oat before you take that week's sleep. lEvcr try the Plaza for breakfast?" "In this dress?" glancing at her evening gown. "Why not? It won't be the first time anyone has breakfast at thc Plaza in evening clothes. I'll meet you in the lobby." Mary picked up a test copy ofi thc Ga7.ctfc on her way out. There was her slory with a one-column bead on il and her by-line bc- ncoth.' She was ghd Crossic had played the whole thing down. She wanted the Duke to believe she had decided 'to soft-pedal the affair. That was the line she intended to take with him-—no use: raking up dead bones—forget the whole thing. "I've decided not to sleep for a week," she remarked to Ladd as she climbed into a taxi with him. "I'm going back to the Dove again tonight.' Ladd looked at her sharply. "You're up against a couple of killers. I don't mink you can handle them alone!" !": "I'm wilting to. take my chance." (To Be, Continued) '' ' ' •THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. KM. M. ». far. Off WJial Do You Know Rate Yoiirscli in About Your Body? Health Quiz Ten Years .Ago , Today This is the first or a. series of weekly health quizzes prepared by Dr. Fishbein., . f * 9 • * ISV nit. MOKKT.S FISIIHEIN Editor, Journal of the American Me diva I Association, and of llyfcin, the Health Magazine How much do you know about leallli? Here's a chance to test •oiirself nnd at Hie same, time ac- mire some valuable knon'ledge. Read these five -Questions and ry lo answer them. Credit yourself vitli-20 p:ints for every one you inswcr correctly. If your mark is 00, obuously ycu arc well informed. Sixty labels you as reasonably well nfonncd, but if you get less than 50, you shouci learn more about our body and its care. Here are the questions: 1. The Increase in llic nuinbcr of ;1ea(hs from cancer is clue la: <ni the coining of (he motor car; et» the use of cosmetics; (c) people arc living longer; (d) tos many tall buildings; (c) it is contagious. 2. Meat is an unsatisfactory food because: (a) tt makes people sav- i?c; Ib) il is indigestible; (c) it, is frequently infected; (d) it is hard Jo digest; (c) il contains no vitamins. 3. A lie.-illiiy cfficc v/crkcr should cat per day: (a) 800!) calorics; (b) SOtO calcrics; (c) MOO calorics; (d) 1000 calories; (e) 500 calorics. 4. When you have a cold, you should: in) go lo a me vie; <b> drink l;ts of alcohol; (c) tnke a long walk; <d> ask the druggist for something; (c) go to bed. 5. If .yen snore loudly, you are: (a) sleeping in a twrt thai Is too soft; (to) drinking U>3 much water; (c) plmiititig tn the slock market; (d) suffering nith enlarged adenoids; (e) sleeping on your back. * * t \ Here are the answers: 1. Reople arc living longer. Most deaths from cancer occur in people past 40 years cf aga. Cancer Is not contagious. 2. -All wrong. Meat is rich in proteins, phosphorus and iron. Liver is rich in vitamins A, B and iron and in olhur essential substances. Meat is Inspected and seldom infected. We de ncl become like what we cat; thcrefare, It will not make us savage. 3. For an offtce worker 3000 calo- rics Is correct. For heavy work, one may require as much as 6000 or 7000 calories. If, is impossible to get the essential substances May 25, 1928 J. Louis Cherry, official delegate, and Charles S. Lemons, district governor-elect, left this morning ____ for Houston, Texas, where they will for health and life with muclv less ' ?. l ,£ nd . thc ' Convention _ or Rolary Ihnn 1-WI rilnrin<s ' I " J ' cl ™'loiHiI comtncncinif Sunday T-r^ S^vice is la go to 1 bed and call a doctor. Neglected I colds are sometimes followed by ; "*" 1 «>'" "'»' Funeral services for J. c. Chi.sum coins are sometimes followed by. 17 ..~-.-....„. u ...., u< .,, pneumonia. Tliere is no proof that "f J 3 :, 0 ™,, 0 ' ll , lc "', 0n f r c ! ll ™" s alcohol prevents or cures a cold. °f. Blythevillc wlio died yesterday 5. Probably suffering with ob- ««« ««™- «.. •« j«*L 5 .. «« .bly suffering structku in your breathing tract! nnd: sleeping on your back. There j is no evidence that snaring is caused by anything but mechanical conditions in the nose and throat. When you sleep on your back, your tcnguc may fall backward into such a position as to interfere wilh proper breathing. Why Early Diagnosis 01 Tuberculosis? If a person has a hemorrhage lie will go to a doctor antl willingly pay for an X-ray, if he loses a lot of weight and is running a fever he will sec a. doctor and pay willingly toMiave the X-ray. If he is coughing day and night he will pay for an x-ray. In other words, I if he . plainly has tuberculosis so lhat even he can sense it he is generally willing to go thc limit to find out what to do. in fact, the fr.r advanced case of tuberculosis Is the one that docs not need sucli a careful examination-. While It requires all the ability Ihe doctor possesses and all the means nt his command to find tuberculosis early, il is.lhcn the patient should be interested in paying for an X- roy and a medical examination. Particularly is this true of young adults, the age group mosl seriously aftcctcd by tuberculosis. All young peole who have the advantage of modern, education should feel responsible for the maintenance of their health, and should gladly lay aside'out of each year's Income enough money to have a thorough DxnmlnaHou Including a tuberculin test, and an X-ray if they react to the test, so as to be sure to find, tuberculosis in Its early and curable stage. Uirtcons Still Active CbE r VELAND, p. (UP)—The Christian Commercial Men's Association of America, more widely known as the Gideons, liclrt their national rally here, at whtch plans for future Oldcon activities were formualted. Rev. Pc.rry Webb officiating. With about 100 guests ns an audience. Miss Eva Ruth Stevens '• and Mr. ExigciVc Fontaine Still cf I Plymouth. N. C., were wedded this j Afternoon at four o'clock at (he f bride's home on West Ash street i by thc Rev. Marion A. Boggs, who A perloriued the Episcopal ring rl 1 ^' util service. i Mr. and Mrs. E. 3. iMcC3.ll and f daughter, Becky, are spending the i weekend in Lexington. Mo., with '• Mr. McCall's parents. .Mind Y Manncrs Test yniir knowledge of correct usage I))- aliMicrinj the following questions, then checking against the authoritative ansucrs below: 1. Who rises firsl nt the dinner table? 2. HO\V decs the hcstcss at an informal dinner let her guests knon; where to si I? 3. When there is no servant. who starts n dish around thc table? What would you do if— Your haisehcld has no servant and you arc expecting dinner guests. Would you— (a) Let jour husband admit them, and show them where to put their wrajvi? (b) Go to the door yourself? Answers 1. The hcstcss. 2. She stands at' her place and tells each one. ?. TI>P oerson who is nearest, it Best "What Would You Do" solu- ticn— (a). DILLON, Mont. :( UP) - 5 a tt. ,4* Free-nun, Dillon rancher, riled a t: homestead patent he applied for r' r May 15. 1838. Although thc ranch- i : ei- had lived on the land during- \' the intervening 10 years, Ihe pa;- f em was not. granted until May -31 ; ma, due to legal obstacles. ' ;

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