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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 27, 1939
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, ,THE BLYTHBVILLE COUfilER NEWS ! ' - * •' ' vvqa'oo. - -> k. W. HAINES; Publisher '" , 3', GRAHAM SUDBVBT, Editor SAMUEL 'Fi-NOHHIS, Advertising Manager Rquwentatlrw: bltUM, Inn , New York, Ohlcmjo, Dt* * * Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday , Enured as second class matter «.( tha po«t- »ff(ce at Biythevllle, Arkaniu, uqdejr act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served, bjj' yie United Pre$s "' SUBSCRIPTION R\TE$ By carrier In* the Clty^ol BlythevUle, I6o per *«ek,* or 65c>per month. By malj, »ith!n u'radius of M miles, MOO per yeArl |"l 50 for'ft^ months, 76p fcf three month^; fay mall in poitat zones t»(o to six Inclusive, 16 50 per yew; In' zones seven and «t|ht, 'per ye»r, payable In'»d\anc«. Sales, Stawps, and Surpluses, , - f^ot until the summer is waning will it bo possible lo tcU whether the Department of Agriculture IHIS got .sqinc- thng in ils "stamps for surpluses" program- . But the (irat few days' operation in Rochester, !!J. Y.> iu;c inlcrcsting:, indeed, and contain the germ of a hope. The plan is, briefly, this: relief clients arc sold by the federal government certain stamps which are good fojr food at Igcal grocery stoics. For ?l (he client gets a blue $1 stump, gpoii for buying any food. But he sets also an oranjjo s^amp for 5.0 cents, good for hiiying certain kinds of food of which 'there is «. surplus. The grocer, having spld the foo^l and taken tho stamps, redeems them for regular iuon,ey at face value. Thus the federal government is, in. effect, adding §0 pel cent to the relief check, provided the extra amount is spent for cei tain things. Now there would he little point in this if there were no more lo it. The receni plan of. buying surplus comn\od- ilies and distributing them free to re- liefers \\ould amount to the same U'iiijf. ifere is th'e difference, and early experience in Rochester indicates that it is really working: Before the experiment began, corn meal in llocnestcr was selling at five pounds for 30 cents. Before the end yf the week, it was scll,- ing at live pounds for Hi cents. That doesn't mean that the grocers • had been gouging the people on corn meal. It means simply that so few ( people were buying corn meal that the grocer's stocks of it were tied .up a long time, ami he had to have a high profit on it to make it worth while lo carry at a.H. As in any retail business, a small profit on each of a lot of sales is better than a large profit on a (ow- t So if the stamp plan increases the number of sales in these special surplus foods, their pYiccs may well come down, just as they have in Rochester.' But when that happens, they become attiactive lo still more people, even th.os? not on relief. And sales increase still further. And prices drop still more. And moie and more of the surplus crops are consumed, to the joy of the farmer. How greatly the stamp plan will benefit the surplus crop biluation in • the long run, remains of course to be seen. But certainly ih e best tiling lo do with surplus crops is lo eat 'em. Ami if they get eaten, the government will perhaps save as much in what it now OUT OUR WAY pays to farmers because there is a surplus, as the now stamp plan will cost. In any event, any attack on the ghastly combination of surplus crops ami malnutrition standing side by side, deserves attention and support. Let's hope the government is at last on the way to stamping out both problems. COU1UKU NK\VS VieuA of Publication In (lib column of editorials from p.ther newspapers docs not necessarily mean endorsement but is an acknowledgment of interest In the subjects discussed. He Had To Close the Door Against His Mates Writers of plays mid stories hnvc used (liclr ufmos't powers of liiiatjlmttlon and expression lo portray the plight of character.? caught In the tolls of tragic fa(c. But could nriy IningfuiiUvc situalion surpass In poignancy and Intensity that of Electrician's Mala Lloyd Maiiess as he stood nt an open bulkhead door of Ihe stricken submarine Sqimlus? The Inexorable rule of (ho sen-ice demanded insUuit and implicit obedience. All nntimii Impulses called on him to think of the shipmates In the pact of the vessel beyond (lie door. He knew that If he closed it he would be ending any chance Ihal might exist for their escaping Into the unfloodcd compartment, but If he dclnycd every soul on board would lie doomed. , To simplify the situation in which this seaman was placed, suppose thai Instead of being divided Into several compartments, each with its bulkhead and dcior liml coulil be sealed watertight, the Sfiunltis has been fitted with a single such partition across the middle of her length. The rapid flooding of one end of the sli.lp would hnvc demanded the Inslnnt scaling of the bulkhead door if aiiybpily on board was lo have n chance for life. But closing It would have cut olf hpno of life for every man beyond the door. That >ras the choice Mnncss had to make— KO far as discipline and duly left him any choice. In the old sea phrase, lie slood to his cl.tily. And afterwards, when lie had been biouijhl up to the rescue ship, he salt! unflinchingly Ihnt If he hiitl lo da the same thing again. he would do it again. But he also tolii how. the moment he had swung flic door and clamped its fastenings, "(he nwfuluess of tiie men's situation In the after section" smote hlni. He had thought particularly of the chum, back In Ihe flooded torpedo room, whose wedding best mni) he wns to hnvc been this very day. He. might have had n brother beyond that grim sli-cl door. But his duly would have been the same, and his response would have had to be the. same. • ' —Arkansas Gnzctto. SO THEY SAY The schizoid mystic who returns to the moiin- Inliitoii to commune wllh the cleineiHal forces within his own pcrsonalily returns, iij>oii occasion, «'llh renewed calhuxcs of saeiislic im|iulsc, to bring about reactions which afflict whole na- llojuililics.—Dr. Richard ,%f. Hiitchings, president, of American Psychiatric Association. ^ *. » H liimed out that (he Duke of Windsor's spcccii was one of Ihe sanest and most appealing pronouncements for world peace that lins liccn littered during these last few years of crisis. —Senator Lewis Schwcllenbai-b, Washington Democrat. * * * No political activities by anyone In any state have been «iilhprizeri by Mr. uowey.-U A. Jones, secretary to Thomas E, Dcwey. ' • * * * Banking far some time has been operating between two grinding lorm—declining earnings and public criticism.—President I'hiilip A. Denson, of American Bankers Association, I have fewer jobs to give out. than almost any mayor, and I regard them as a liablllly.-A Daniel W. Itoan. Milwaukee Socialist. I SIDE GLANCES by Galbralth "J. Icll you Mini's M) { ; , anil we dw'l nccil any THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson AT Af^MV POSTS, WHEN DOES THE BUGLER SOUND ALEX SWAILS MUSMOSEE PITCHER, WALKED 32 PONCA CITV BATTERS IN VVESTERN ASS'M, AUG. 7, I93S. ANSWRR: The time of retreat varies (hroug)iout the ycnr, since it is soimded at sunset, when the flag is lowered. Also, nt this time, a yun salute is fired. NEXT: Avial.ion 130 years ag«. Why Early Diagnosis Of Tubcrcidosis? 5ho Is young, not. yet thirty. She married cany and had two children. Then she • had tuberculosis She was cllschciirgod from the sanatorium five, years ago her case arrested. Hut her husband couldn't, lake It. He left her, In the five 1 years since her dischcaryc .she has been living in : , Mlltc' home m; «ic possible by her husband's family with her two children, her cow, her yaidcu and five dollars' a month. Bui she is ambitious. The work necessary for her litlc family, the raising of her garden, sewing for her children, devising clothing for them from hand-mc-clowns, these duties have taken most of her energy. But slic is finishing high school next month. She lad her diagnosis in lime to save life but not in time to keep her from be- 1ns more or less a permanent crip- By J. K. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplc GO OH, SAVE fOUR FOOL HEAD OFF, &UT ALL i 3A*E?VWy, HE ^Z. CAUGHT A IJOOM TKAlM SAID ME FELT VEPYAIUCH U«e A TIRED BUSWESS MAM, AND WEEDED A COMPLETE REST/ HE DfOJ'T LEAVE BUT SAID HE WAS WORTH TO SOME PEACEFUL. VACATION SPOT FAR AWAY-' IT ALL/JUST BEFORE HE WE.NT HE SAlO WE VVAUTEO TO THMK US ALL "FOR EVERYTHING/ DOM' MDU LrTTLE SMIP.' IT W^,5 VOUa IDEA Or WO; VOJEY, I PUT THO5E FLQUER5 !U THE WJvSE- SOUP. MBV HAT - HOtJEST, I DtDM'T KIOTICE IT USfTIL JUST MOWJ m AIR'S, HOOPLE/' I CAMT PI MO MY WEvV SOCKS/ DID YOU SEWD 'EM TQ^TH' DID VJAS ACGIDEMTLV ; VWCTERIM IT.' PUT TH' 'S, ALL, JIS1 ' TO.PDTTHOse FLOWERS 1M THERE. HIM' SATURDAY, MAY 27,'19J39 , Wnlklmr home, J..JJ <o liuinrk nu vir»'»lve «a fiuU'c Krtiicli case, ardet* '" " ' u " ow - u l' "" •*• CHAPTER X I 1 ! IE telephone in Mary Franklin's bedroom buzzed UJiplca^- ;>nt)y. She reached lazily across me bed. "Hello," her voice trailed of! vaguely. • "Mary, this is Tom Ladd," The managing editor's (ones carried impatience. "i'vo been trying (o get you for IS minutes." "I must have been asleep." she said drowsily. "Don't you keep anyone there to answer Die phone?" "Sometimes. What do you want?" "See Janice's mother and father before you go to the Dove. I wtml an interview with them for tomorrow. We've got to spring Ibis thing quickly after all. Step on it. The receiver banged up. ' Mary lay still. The phono had roused her from a ^cep sleep She Klanccd at the clock. It was half- pnsl six! ' She had gone to bed at nine that morning, (oo tired even lo remember much about, the breakfast at the Plaza. She recalled telling Freda, the maid, that she could have the evening off I'Yoda must have left at six. That was why (here was no one to an- tv.-cr Ladci's call. Siic buried her face in her pillow. She never wanted to yo out again. She wanted to stay quietly at home, pro- tcclcd from a world in which there were night clubs, racketeers, suicides and managing editors. She must get up. She must get up. The words beat on her brain. Idly cho studied her room, the while walls, the pink taffeta curtains, (Jic delicate ivory furniture The apartment consisted of the two lower floors ot a brownstono front in Ibe East 40s. A' door at the side led to the kitchen. In the rear was the dining room .and off (hat (he mile garden. Ismail, winding black iron stairway' curved. up to the big living room on the second floor. Like the hall the ceilings were high and the walls while piaster. The Handsome dark pieces of old mahogany which she had inherited from her grandmother, showed well against this background. There were crimson velvet curtains at the windows and the carpet was also red This evening a fire nickered cheerfully in U 10 old-fashioned black iron grate, casting pleasant shadows on the shelves -of books which formed a wainscotting around the room. A door at the rear led to the bedroom^ * » *' CjlGHJNG, Mnry sat up, slid to the edge of the bed. and slipped icr bare feet Info mules. ' ' '' ' Twenty minutes later she was lai .llng a taxi. "Nine hundred arid two f tih Avenue," she called'to Ihe driver, • . Her dark suit was Win and her llat saucy. Th'erd was nothing ft*. er ' WPowrahco to suggest that she had been up all night; onfnft1/ WC £', S ' * awily U ™ d in one of those white stone mansions pic stare at irorn Fifth Avenue .tops,' It was a big, impressive coking home that took up more than half (he block aSud heavy cream lace curtains" at the front windows. Us entrance was dignified and stably, W ith an «bri£us black v^ought-iron and; glass marquee over the main door and white marble steps leading, to a second and more private entrance." " ' r ^l ar u,' s ^ tbe al''(aster as she rang the bell. A footman camo down ^ m ^ steps, cautiously unlocked the outer door and looked at her inquiringly. ••"-.••••« i "I would, like fo see Mr. or Mra French," she said. ' ' "Very sorry, Miss, but they're not seeing anyone." " She opened her bag. "Will you give them this note?" In a monierrtshe had taken out pencil and paper and scribbled i was the one who identified Janice. May I talk to you?". Folding the paper, she handed it to'the man with a dollar bill. His face softened, ''"flfpuld you i?c to wait in thp vcstlbuie while I deliver it, Miss? The night's'a cold one." " '. •"••.Five minutes later she was following him up the marble otairs As she entered the 'immense dravi- ing room a man slowly.'rose from a sofa near Ihe fire; "I am Janice's father," he said. He was Ibin, of more than middle height with a parchmcnt-iikc skin and gentle brown eyes' His white hair was parted in the center He wore his dinner jacket with distinction. ' : ' "My wife is too prostrated to see anyone,"- he explained. "But naturally when-I'read your note I was anxious to. learn all I could about poor Janice." His voice broke slightly as he uttered his daughter's name and then, shot up hysterically. "How did you come to be 'the one to identify her?" was silent. If she told, him that she was on the Gazette he would refuse to say anything. But she did not. have the icart to "deceive, liim. ' The situation was too tragic! ' ' "I write for' the Gazette," she iaid slowly. "I knew your daugh- er. I saw her at.the Dove'prac- tically every- night." -.'. " "' "What dp you want, of me? 1 ' 'His 'Oice had grown desperate. '"' ." . B,Y HELEN WORDEN COPyHlgHT.-|»M. NEA SERVICE I "1 want to get at the real story of Janice's life, Mr. French * she Pleaded. '-Why. did she hav' c ,ha apartment gn East 70th street?" "Janice lived here," he protested. "Edward, who is • this young lady.?" A large woman -wearing black appeared at the door. "She's Irorn the Gazette mv dear." * "What?" "Miss Franklin, this is my wife, Mrs. French." Janice's mother reminded you of those Roman malrons you sometimes see !n Victorian steel engravings. Hers was a type of cold perfection that belonged to a past generation. Her aquiline nose had (he executive curve of a general's. She stepped quickly across Mhe room and pressed a button. "Miss Franklin will understand, I am sure, (hat neither Mr. French nor I pan talk at a time like this. The servant will show her out." All of the sympathy Mary felt • f,or Janice's father vanished at the studied. • rudeness of the girl's rnpther;, An expression of contempt camo over Mrs. French's face. "No member of my family has ever spoken to a reporter." The footman appeared in the door. "Jenkins, will yon kindly show this young \yoman out?" Mary smiled. "That isn't quite correct, Mrs. French. As I told your husband, Janice talked lo me every time she came lo the Dove. I thought you and your husband might he able to tell me why sho had that apartment on East 70th street.'' Mrs. French gasped. "This is unbelievable! Edward, are you going lo stand there and let tin's girl tell us that our daughter didn't live here?" Mary turned to go. "Her oilier address was 45 East VOlh street." "It's a lie," cried Mrs. French. Mary's story was carried in a two-column spread on the front :( page next morning. With growing curiosity New York read Ihe opening paragraph. "The molivn tor Janice French's suicide is assuming the proportions of a first- class mystery. Lar.t night, her parents, Mr. and. Mrs. Edward Drench, denied all. knowledge of the separate aparfment which their daughter maintained at 45 East 70th street. Yet Ihe maid whom Miss. French employed at :hat address, told detectives of tho >7th street police station, early his morning, that her mistress had Men. Ihere as late as nine o'clock of the night her body was picked ip in the East River off Beekman Place. Police Commissioner Ar- 'hur, Fonclpri, ' who has taken charge^p£ the case, promises .more startling .disclosures tomorrow'."' , ' (To Be Continued) '*.'"'"• le from the effects of the disease. Iwnys she must live with the nowlertge that she had it, anil ;hl employment must be found, or her. From some source must, omc the funds to train her to ake a living for herself and two lildrcn without heavy physical ork. Because tuberculosis ofleu proves •ippling when it is not deadly it lo.wld be found in the early stages, irly tuberculosis often has no, mptoms. But it is curable tiibcr- ulosis. Ten Years Ago Today May Z7, law Mrs. Clyde Davis and daughter, liss Dorothy, returned Saturday oiii Tupelo, Miss., where they tended the graduating exercises f Tupelo Military Institute. 'How- •tl Davis, son or Mrs. Davis, was ic of the 115 graduates. He rcturn- I home with his mother and sls- T. Mr. Mrs. Berry Brooks. Jr., :turned to their home In Mem- ils last evening after a visit with Irs. Brooks' mother. Mrs. Allan r allon. Mrs. Brooks was here for ivcral flays ami Air, Brooks came i Sunday. THE FAMILY DOCTOR Body Builcls Own Defenses Against Ii.vfecti.oiis if Given a Chance Virgil Greene, deputy prosecutor, a business visitor iii Little Rock day. J. 13. Whitwoi-Ji and .Mark Smith relumed Friday from tiiscaloosa, Ala,, where they were enrolled as students at the University of Ala- tnnia during the school term recently closed. BY OK. MORRIS FISHB^IN Edi.tor, Journal qf , (lie American iH e rt i c a 1 Association, and of Hygeia, the Health Magazine Were it not for the fact that each of us. possesses, within our bcdy mechanisms which mobiliiie H'hen war on the integrity of the organism occurs, the human race would soon disappear. The human body is constantly'subjected lo in- uumeraWp forms of attack. We have tb ; have a certain definite temperature. In the maintenance of this temperature, we are (rqublcd .by, hcat'and'cb'ld. When the skin is, intact it can resist all sorts of. Invasions but when 11 is broken or tut, germs can get in. The bones may be broken by force but they may be weakened by fail- ore to secure a suitable diet, ft we are in an altitude that Is t:o high or in a place where the pressure on the surface of the body is tot great, we succumb lo, our surroundings. The human body possesses 1 mechanisms for meeting each ol I these emergencies to a. certain extent. Beycnd the point., at. which it cannot lurtaer react conies urca.kdoaii and possibly death. The best example of the way In which the body can fight an in- tccuon Is seen in. the "case of a pimple. A pimple will occur where there has been failure .to keep the skin clean or where there has been a slight injury or where for some Nine miles of the St. Francis river icvcc In Arkansas was under the protection of armed guards today and they were Instructed to shoot .to kill If any attempt was made to dynamite the dike. Mind Your" Manners .Test your knowledge ol correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it, correct for. an unmarried woinau to sign a hotel register' with merely her name? ' ' 2. Is it necessary lo tip the hell boy who shows you to your hotel room? 3. On a short train trip, Is it customary to talk to the person who happens lo be sitting across the table from you In the dining car? .' 4. If you wish, to r.etire early, is it all right to ring for-the por^r and .ask tp have your berth igade U pj " "", ' ••-••••••5. Should smajl children, be al- low.ed fi), run iip and'down. '!}? aisles of a tram • ' . " . What would" you do If— You ami your wife arc traveling by car. Would you— (a) Let your wife get out, and go IiHo the hotel to .make room arrangements while you wait outside? (b) Take care of the arrangements yourself? A.nswcrs 1. No. Miss Jaiie Smith. 2. Yes. ' 3. Usually people don't lalk on a short, trip, but dp on a longer one." 4. Yes. 5. No. BesL "What, Would You Do" solution—0)). other reason the circulation has become poor and the tissues wean- cned. The germs which produce infcc- are ahvays around us—in tnc air antl on the suriace ol cur bodies, and frequently they collect particularly in open pores ur arounu the roots of Ihe hair, if icr any reason the tissues are wcaKcntu, these germs begin, to multiply ana to develop poisonous material's wu'ea they are anveor'as a result, ot ineir own death, and then to imtaic me tells of the body. This irmaticn sets up a reaction and may actually damage the wans of the tiny, blood vessels in me skin. Then the material fjcls out .of Ihe blood vessels ana uie wnue blocd cells isgm to gatncr in me region and to take up tne p:lsous and the gtrms wnicn are responsi- ole lor, me mtection. Tiie «nite /ioou cells ami tno material from Me blo;rt will wall off Hie infected .<rea so that me imccttxl material xaunct spread. If, however, someone who (iocs not. unttersuuirt me condition squeezes- tils pimple very naca or I/jesses up-ii a, tney may break up.tvii thio wail oeiore it is luliy tcimed and tmis actually cause mo iiuetiion to spreau into the real ot the body. If, however, the pimple is a.liiMce! to go thrciigli me process •iviiicn we call '-npsiung," ine infected niatcrinl nissoiveu by tnc Mine bi'.pci cells will be seen as M a wnile lliud under a tniimca out skin. At mis lime the pim'pie inay oicak or be broken so mat "me ih- lecie'd matena.l will be released irqin ttic uoay. Tiius ine reaciun cija.1 has, taxim piace ii\ tiie ssui lias served to protect, tne body "as .t whole. ".• " , ) ; OJvi6iisly, vfrjin rea:tiin takes place soiiicwncro in ine in- lerlor 01 mc'oony as, for exainple, in ihe appenan, n is inipossioid ior tiie iniected material to gel out without luuing tne appenuix break. Moreover, u lue appenaix ureaks, me miccled material gets into, Hie interior of ine abdomen and may mere set up what causes i;eritonuis. It Is m cases of this type that , the doctor and the surgeon con- 1 ' tribule mcst. Tliey know ho«> to ' localize Inieciioii and at the proper lime how to release it so that me spot, at which (he liifccllpii occurs may bsccnie clean and the body as a whole ueocme saved fit>m general infection and subsequent death.

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