The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 31, 1939
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(AUK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY/ MAY 31, 10391 TUB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ooottaa, wnrs oo. ' "KADflBBi- pubiWur . Ji" 90DBORY, Editor i ; F^'* NORRIS,' Advertising Manager D»lll«, Inc., N»w Vork, Chlcasp, Detroit^ St * Louls> Dcllu, Kwww City, Mebaphl* Afternoon Except Sunday • Entered as second claw matter »t the poit- ,«mcV »l" Blytlievule, AiianiM, under 1 *ct of Congress,' Octolier 9, 1917. i,, ,-Served by Uie United Prea - '; SUBSCRIPTION RATES" By carrier in the city of BJytKevtll*, 15c per twk, 0? 65c per month. By mail,' nitlifh a radius of 50 miles, WOO per yew; (1 50 for si* month's,' 75o for three mo'nthi; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 pel year; In zones seven and eight, »IOj(M per year, payable In advance. Refugees Need More Than Mere. Sympathy The campaign lo raise funds tor aiding refugees from persecution in Germany and other countries is a salutatory movement. CoiHributions lo the fund boinjj !""*•• cd by the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees and Oversens Needs have been considerable in the northeast. There is no reason why the south should not join in demonstrating its tolerance and sympathy for the misl'or- ' tune-of others by also contributing lo this movement. The refugees nj'e of ivmny religions and the refugee problem is one of the most actite facing the nations who condemn such intolerance at this lime. Naturally they must give more than lip service lo the doctrine of justice for all if their sincerity is t'o be unquestioned. ' A local committee is raising funds for refugee aid. Blyllicvillc should do its share.. States Can Get Together If They Will . People \yho deplore Ihe extension of federal power usually have trouble in answering the question: "Well, who's going to take care of those things which affect two or more states, if not the federal government'.'", .- V- 1 , -ft " ' 'i ' ,\ 7 - v ~ Offhand,, one might say there \vas ito other answer. But there is. And gnul- ' ually the stales are finding it in the ) technique of interstate agreements anil joint operations. - Compacts to control' sewage (low in four of the country's major river basins hiwe> either been approved or are pending today among 16 stales and the District of Columbia. The Council of State Governments, that invaluable agency which is working lo co-ordinate the work of slates in legislative and administrative problems, reports that the valleys of the Ohio, Delaware, Potomac and Red River of the North are the major rivers affected. Each flows through territory in many states. Clearly, 'each state has rights and interests. None can be selfish aboul its river-control measures without affecting the others, They might have all stepped aside and asked the federal government lo lake charge. But they did not. Instead, they got together. N i n c states are included, for instance, in the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation OUT OUR WAY compact. Indiana and West Virginia haye'ratified the 1 agreement, It is pending in Illinois, New'York, and Pennsylvania. Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia are the other states affected. The agreement becomes operative when five stales have ratilied. North and South Dakota and Minnesota have approved a compact for pollution and conservancy control of the Red River of the North. The Delaware basin is already tinder the joint control of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. For 1 many years the I'orl of New York Authority, n joint creation of New York and New Jersey, has handled a vast business in connection with navigation between these states, and handled it effectively and well. It is gradually "paying out" both states on tho money they entrusted to it. Possibly one reason for federal ''encroachment" on such fields is the gen- oral helplessness' of the slates themselves. They forget their sovereignty except for oratorical purposes. It is when states step up and demonstrate their ability to grapple with their problems that the cry for federal aid dies down. Meeting 'Ourselves More miles will bo traveled this summer on vacation journeys throughout North' America'and nearby lands than in any previous summer season. 'Travel -authorities n r o united on that. Nothing short of a widespread war will reverse this tide. Two great fairs in San Francisco and New York, the stimulating work of the now U. S. Travel Bureau, and a general feeling that it is lime we get acquainted with ourselves, arc all combining to set the stage. New Yorkers who have knowii Paris bettor than Chicago or San Francisco ' will introduce themselves to the west. Golden Caters who think nothing of a trip to Hawaii or Shanghai may get acquainted with New York. Sixteen ships are scheduled, for instance, for ( the Virgin Islands within the next six months', • more than in the whole preceding year. .•-... • : . Mexico and Canada arc going to gut a big play. Tlic national parks all over Iho; country' were never so attractive nor so well equipped to receive their thousands. . Mr. America, meet Mr. United Slates! Mr. United States, this is America! • SO THEY SAY Are we not about lo be plunged Intu complete government ownership, first by study and reports,- tlicn by just n little assistance to tli.o stales, then just n little insistence, then dedication, then rcgulnllou. then complete nnllo'ual- Izatton and government ownership and control? —Col. Ernest O. Thompson, 'chairman' of Interstate Oil Compact commission. * ' * » Judging from llic way students ask (or a formula for matrimonial success, liicy must think we teachers are magicians.—Dr. Ernest , Groves, sociologist. * * * No! No want liltnl—Indians at New Vork fflir, OH being offered Manhattan Island back again. I SIDE GLANCES by Cajbralth on. myif>mi.smu:t,uic. T.M. BEG.U, s m.ot • SERIAL STORY DATE WITH DANGER HELEN WOR'tDEN i»»», NIA SERVICC, INC. "AHIT your second chilli, yon give up Irving | o jjrolccl lltu liimilitre!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William „ Ferguson FAR OUT- pN,THEl OCgAN CAN FL.V AS pirSECTLVTOWARD LAND AS A CAN STEER WITH HjSi ir-JSTPJJMENTfS, IT IS ESTIMATED 'THAT SOMEONE IN AMERICA WIU_ BE STR.UCX sv A ABOLJT EVERV OW MANV PLAfSJ£75, LARtfE AND SMALL., ARE KNCDWN TODAV ANSWER: Nearly 1500, but only nine of these arc major plane!*. The remainder are tiny bodies known as asteroids, and their orbit's lie between lhc paths traveled by'Mars and Jupiter. NEXT: How molecules in i drop of water? Lions lo Open Session In Pittsburgh July 17 PITTSBURGH (UP)—Ten thousand members and their guests are expected to.attend the 23rd annual Lions International convention licrc July .17-21. round cf receptions, After dances, dinners, tours of Pittsburgh steel mills, boat exclusions, I parades ami contests, business ses- 1 stons will be held starting July 18. Duquosnc Gardens, Ir.rgcsl in- dcor sports arena here, will be the scene of tile convcnticn sessions nnel Pitt. Stadium will be user! for drum niirt bugle corps contest., and other outdoor events. Yond-rdnj I fllfitl Sk!rU» f»ll« for Duke Murllii. Cleverly ke l>\Ht» Cifin nnd Jitclc to net- tkt . CHAPTER Kill jpOR the third lime since he had begun to dress, Jack Burden lost his collar button. This was typical of his day. Gp- inB lo bed at four and Betting up at nine didn't make sense, especially if you'd played camel the night before and thought Scotch was water. Figuratively speaking, collar buttons had been rolling away from him ever since he'd struggled off to church thai morning with his father and mother. The Henry Burdens belonged to a conservative, old New York crowd which achieved simple lives -in spile of great wealth. They still lived on Murray Hill and still attended tho neighborhood Episcopal church where Jack was an usher. Mrs. Burden insisted that he go With her each Sunday. It was the one thing she asked of him. This morning she had knocked at his door at nine. "Be ready at hall-past ten, Sonny. Your father is coming with us today." He dodged the scrutiny of her cool gray eyes by ducking into his bathroom, - \ "Glad to have come along, boy,' his father had said as they climbed into the car. "What time did you get home last night?" Jack grinned: "Morning, ybu ; mean. Four o'clock." Mrs. Burden said nothing. "Have you ever been ib the Dove; Mother?" Mr. Burden caught his son's glance and laughed^ "Your motn- er doesn't even know what a night club is, Jack. She probably thirilis the Dove is a' place where bird fanciers meet." The boy's handsome, sensitive face darkened. "Not a bad definition. That guy Martin is a bird connoisseur. He likes them young. He picks on the Janice Frenches." • "It was very sad about that poor child." Mrs. Burden spoke in uneasy tones. "I can't understand why she' should want to kill herself. Her mother has served oh ; a groat many committees with' me. Mrs. French has r;eal executive ability."- > . . " "Nerve, I'd call it," Mr. Burden " put" 111..' "Let's talk thing ^ more pleasant. What pretty girl did you squire last Jack?" "Clem Shirley,"! ' "Things are' rather serious be- hyecn you. two; aren't tney?" 'Yes, Dad. If Glehv will' have me', 1 I'll niarry her." His mptiier rested her hand in liis. "She's a cliarfriing- girl', dear, I thoroughly appVo've. But why do you two' have', to go to' those terrible clubs for amusement?" •' *' •'"' JACK wondered how he'd got through the day. He'd skipped two aisles when he" passed the plale; and he'd been' out 'of step with the other ustiera wfieh he marched up to the" altar. At 1 uiiclieon he'd fallen asleep while a client of his father was discussing the legal point of a case and now he was reduced to chasing collar buttons! He wondered it Clem felt woozy. He'd call, and find out. Maybe she didn't want to go to the concert this evening' after all. But just as he reached for Uie receiver, the phone rang. "Hello, . yes, this is Jack Burden," he said' as a husky voice inquired for him. "Who— Duke Martin?" His tone cooled slightly, then became' a little incredulous. "Miss Shirley is at the Dove and wants me to join her there? 'I don't understand! Oh, voii're going to show us thi; town" tonight?" He paused. "Of course, I'll go any place Miss Shirley wants to, but why doesn't- she' ask me herself?" There was frank suspicion in his voice now. "AH right, I'll hold the phone."— A. long silence, then; "Is this you 1 Clem, darling? What's the big idea? Certainly I'll come if you' want me to." It was already dark when Jack Bui-den sauntered into the Dove'. "What ; about a Scotch' and soda?" lie'askcd as he'joined Ciem and the Duke in the tap room. "I want to start this evening, right." Clenvgave. him a gay smile! ''I'll have one with you. I've just been sipping a Vermouth." "Make' it three," the Duke called to the bartender. He pulled out a chair' for" Jack. '"Glad you' could come, Biirden/' Then turning to the bartender again, "Send Pasquale down; We'll order dinner Here an'd have it served in my apartment." "Your apartment?" questioned Glem: " ' ' ' . " ^ . ; ''Yes, -I keep one' in this ioint'for th' s" nigh tss I'-cloH't-'feenike going back to the hotel." ' "Janice.French kept a separate inHiiVfmt' rfMn'f'«;Jif»'?» • ': - (I Clem's tones were casual. She *as 'plainly makingf conversation. 'I have one, too, but' It's In' my own house. Daddy gave it to me. Judging from Mary Franklin's story, Janice's father and'mother didn't know about hers." She smiled'' brightly at Martin". "But you're really not concealing anything, are you'" "How would I be concealing anything if I invited my friends to see It?" ' . •' # * TIALF an hour later ClcnV. and ^ Jack we're enjoying a special dinner in the quiet of Martin's quarters on the top floor of ihc Dove. Jack was surprised to' see how Martin lived. When Bill Condon, the valet, had ushered them into ;| (lie room; lie stared with frank | amazement at its splendor. Martin; as much as he mistrusted hiiiil.i appealed to his sense of advcnlure-fl The'mysterious owner of the Dove i represented something new. It flattered him to be introduced to a retreat of a man'with'a dark past I who might be one of the old buc- | cancers reincarnated! "Is there any more io this syba- ] ritic'luxury?"'he inquired later, as) they all sipped their after-dinner [ cordials in front of an open fircl "You mean, have I any more I rooms up here*?" Martin reached 1 for a cigar. "Yes. THere is the I game room' where' I sometimes I invite the boys in for poker. My private' gym where I come for <? I work-out after a hangover, and I the glassed-in sleeping porch oh I the back. Bitt I'll show you aUI| that 1 another night." He was look-1 ing, however, not at Jack, but at I] Clem, as tie talked. "Now, I guess | it's ab'out timb' to get started;"! He glaiice'd at his watch. "Half! past ten. Where would you lik"e|j to go-first, Chin Lee's hop joint ra May Day's new apartment?"' II smiled. "That's in the neighbor-il hood! She's just moved up to Park]] Avenue." Clem stared at Jack. "I'drathcrll gt> 'to Chin Lee's.' Somehow it[| doesn't's'oUnd quite so bad.". Jack grinned. The drinks andll dinner had revived him. "You] will go slumming, will you? Better be' prepared for anything, even|| at-Lee's. Come on, I'm ready." It was : after eleven' when Mar-it tin's- black car rolled up to the'J curb at tlie Bowery and Doyers'J Street'. "We'll walk Uie rest oil the way," he said aj he and JackJ helped Clem but. Then, turning tojl Condon, who was acting a's cliauf-il feiir, "You wait here. If we're not'T Sack by twelve, start minting for'J us." (To Be Continued) Ten Years Ago Today . Wife Is Star Speller RUTLAND, Vt. "(UP)—Mrs. Bar bara N'oycs should'make, an ideal secretary. ' During a "ins ,-' week spelling contest, at. a local business school, she erred on only lour cf 900 words. ' Read Courier News warn -arts. LISTEN, WORRy VVART, I REALIZE ITS THOUGHTFUL OF VOU TO BURY YOUR DOG'S BONE SO DEEP THAT OTHER MUTTS CANT BET AT IT-ALL 1 WANT TO KNOW IS HOW WILL YOUR 006 By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major'Uooplo MISTAH MAJOR i SIMCE L LEP' YERE, I BEEN OVAM MO' EARTH THAM TRAKB-SEMTIMEVJTAL FLYER-.'- W M&VlP/jIS 1 SCATTER SEBEMS AW '"LEBEUS AROLKJ' L&K FV\IM-~AT LAS' NOBODY • 1MTEU-0-SEE (30TWO MO'MOMEV BUT riAT SPIM BUCf^V-— AM' I PtEL HIM UK A. ORIWQE/ TM' CUBES GET •50 HOT FO'-WE THEV -IURM REP &W FRV HOLES IU'TM' PLO; AM- WHErf T PIMALLY 6WES MAH PEET TH' C3O SI6N,t WAS A DEED TD BBALE STREET IW MAM EGAD/ THRjdE \VELCOM& HOME, €TASOM , MAU.' IMDEEO, YOUR' PORAY .IKTTO REALM OPCHAMCE WAS //\OST I MAPPED TO HAVE A PI. AW WHEREBY YOU CAM TURN SUCH A. NOMINAL SUM AS*1O 1MTO THE FDUVIDATJONJ OP A TORTUKlE.' WAR - ROMp': COME, LETUS GO AkJD DISCUSS IT OV£R A PPOSTV LI8ATIOKJ f SIMPLE; GONMA TONMEL FROM HERE I HIS HOUSE.' A5OW COMES HAJL. rtlay 31, 1929 . Ninety-four years ago a Virginia farmer, John Howcrlon, wrote a. letter from his home at nlackwal- mit'to his brother-in-law liv Teii- ncssec, and yesterday the panic letter, remarkably preserved, was resurrected from .the.bottom of an oltl trimk by Arch" Undsey,- deputy sheriff here. t * * Mrs. W. A. Thompson and family will leave within a short time for Memphis .where they will join Mr. Thompson., who'is in charge' of a machinery plant there.' Tiiey will be missed in church and sshool activities.. Miss Helen Thompson nnrt. her brother arc leaders hi scholarship' al Blythevillb high' school. * •» * ' Tlie piano pupils of -Mrs. Ramsey Duncnn, for long a music teacher in this city, were presented in her annual summer recital at the'First Methotlist Church Thursday evening. * » t Nelson Anthony of Miami, Fla., visited in tlie hoine of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bishop Thursday cnroute to St. Louis, where he will visit his nr.lhcr, Mrs. Ullic Bishop. * • * . Mr. and Mrs. Webb Jay, cnroute to their home in Chicago afler a visit'In'Florida spent Thursday In this-city as the guests of, their niece, Mrs. C. w. Aflllck and family. THE FAMILY DOCTOR Broad Experiments Leave Value ol! 'Cold Shots' Problehiatical Heavy Smokers Warned Against Trench Mouth PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Persons whr smoke c'r drink too much should guard constantly agahist trench mouUv. according to br, Joseph ft. Walsh ol East Orange, N. J. Dr. Walsh told the Philadelphia County Dental Society ccmenlidn delegate tliat trench nioutli. which may prove fatal in severe' cases, attacks persons- whose resistance Is lowered by ovcr-inclul: gcnce. - The splrochete responsible for Irench mculli is present hi everyone's mouth, Dr. Walsh said, but it attacks cnly In cases of extrelne lowered resistance or where the oral cavity is irritated chronically. Fir coues stand erect on the wigs; the ccncs of pines and spruces' hang do\vu. The Bible is the world's liesl seller, an' average of 30,000.000 copies being sold annually. Read Courier News want ads. BV OK: sioKRfs FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Me'dical AisocilticVi, and" of llygcik, the' Health' Ma'fitin'e' Vaccines to be used for the prevention of the common cold are called "sliols." " The usefulness of these so-called- shots lias been a matter 1 of argument, ariiong (lie medical profession for a " good marly years. The authoritative b'c'd- IGsiHike" Hie' Council oh' Pharmacy anU 'Chemistry, of the American Ivl'odiu'al Association, and the' writings of most, physicians incline to tclieve tliat'thclr real value has not yet been''proved.' All sorts of- experiment have' been made on'small and oil large" groups of people to'establish/' the Usefulness or lack 'of vaUle of "cold shpts." M one time studies were' rrtadc on the employes of the British postofBce department, and the authorities were' convinced that the shots against colds did not do much good Another study was made nitibn'g employes of one of ' the leading American iifo insurance' companies, and here again the' authorities did not seem to' feel that the vac cincs did much In preventing Hie common cold. H, therefore, t cccurred' recently lo Drs. I. J. Hauscr and M. J. Hauser to make a' study of this matler on students in the' University of Miclv- .ie'an'vho were'willinrf to parlicipale in'the study:' During the years 19351336. there were 1 ' 10)000 sludciit-s enrolled. During that same period, 40pp cf the .studelits : wciit' to the Stiiriehl Healtli Service t'ff be'treat- ed "fcf coughs' arid colds oil more than- GOOtf separate occasions. During that same, period, 600 students lost a total of nearly 4DO'p"'days i from their* worii because- of colds' and their - co'inplicatio'ns. 'The common cold is the inost imp:rtaul single cause of absence from work be- cinise of illness. '•'•-'•' * * * When ll\e^ docfbrs rnarie their test, they-gave one-'group of stu- dents'the* ordinary vaccine"cr shots that/ are used against colds, making the.lnJeo'Uon under-the skin; another group we're aJso given shpis, but Uie injections were made liito tlie skin Instead cf under the sklti; the Ufird'groti'iT *ete'.'glveii in|eb- tipns of ordinary sterile water. AH of the students who Volunteered \vere asked as to the number of co\ds thkt theV usually 1 ' had pier year; later' they were asked as to whether : or net lliey'had less-colds or in.'rc colds following the inje'c- (loils. Some interesting lacts re- (| suited. Iii the first place, it turns oi'sl the' average person- does not ha\'| a clear conception as t'o how niai{l colds he' has during any givcsl year. In the second place, 60 pt«l cent- of those- who -received tl|| sterile", water said they had . f . " colds' after file injectjons than \,\ the year before;' 04 per cent those' who received 'tlie vaccine in, the skin said they hart fewer cold'l aiirt BB'per cent of these who ha'T received the vaccine under the: ski L ssid they had fewer colds. '-I * * * Tiie differences between the Until groups are so slight that they vgm \yitliin the limits of what the sti|t| isticians call,possible c'rror. Mort'il over, 90 per cent of those who wef: injected said they fell SD mini! better they would 1 like to repeat II treatment next' year, which o vlpusly casts still further don on the value of such shots as specific means of preventing cor moiv colds. Mind Your Maiineus Test your knowledge of cone social usage by answering the to lowing questions', then chpckii against the authoritative answc below: 1; Should a man smoke a cli; in an elevator? I 3. When you reach for a clga jette', should you first offer oi\e the pel-son with whom you a talking'?' 3. If a girl smokes and a you 1 man doesn't, should be carry ci arctics for her when they hn a date? , 4. Should you be careful not blow smoke in another's face? What, wdultt 'you do If— Neither you nor your tmsba smoke, but j'ou .know that yo dinner guests do. Would you— (a) Have cigarettes for them? (b) Tell teem lo smoke if th like—but let them funil their own cigarettes? ' {c) Expect them not to smoiii . .Answers ^ ' 1. No. ' a. Ves. Unles.s you know ' ;' doesn't smoke. 3. Yes. *. Yes. Best "What. Would VoU D so!utio»-(a). "...

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