The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 2, 1939 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 2, 1939
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' PAGE SIX BLYTHEYILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS -THE.BLyTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS .. THE COURIER NEWS OO. R. W. HAINES, Publither J J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor - SAMtTEI/ p, NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Adnrtiang Representative*; 4rhtnjsgs Dailies, Inc., New York, Cbicago, Detroit, 6t. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphl*. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlyUievllle, Arkansas, under »<A ot Congress/October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press , ' 8UBSCRTFTION RATES By carrier In the ally of Blythevlll*. 16o per week,-or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of BO miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 15c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $830 per year; In zones seven and eight, I10JX) per year, payable In advance. Pin Down the Talker, And Think! If ever there was a time, when the people of the United States new) to think clearly, to see -the substance of things and not the shadows, it is now. The testimony of the Deatlierages mid' Moseleys before the Dies Commit- ee is evidence that we are scooting into another of those periodic moments in our history when people whisper and pass dark rumors in corners rather than standing up in the light and carefully seeking to find the truth. Nothing is more dangerous than this. And the only remedy is to pin down every such 'rumor-monger with questions like "Exactly why do you believe that?" and "What is the source of that information?" Yon hear them buzzing everywhere: "They are going to take over the government!" "They are doing this, and plotting that!" They! They! E.xnctly who are "they," those mysterious and elusive people of whom 130,000,000 Americans are expected to be so afraid? Is it the 80,000-odd members of the Communist party? Is it the unstated number of adherents to fly-by-night letterhead Fascist organizations,' probably far smaller in number? v Who are "they" anyway? Insist on knowing, • from the next person who buttonholes you with some of this gin•mil! and cocktail-party stuff, exactly who he or she means. Insist on knowing precisely of what this fell plot consists. Insist on knowing how he or she knows about it in the first place. General Moseley doesn't trust the newspapers, he said, to give a true picture of what is going on. Naturally he is entitled to any such opinion he may feel justified in' holding. But what appears in the newspapers is open and above-board. It can be read at lei s u r e and unemotionally. T h e source of much of what newspapers print is clearly indicated. Behind every word of it is an elaborate and skilled organization of trained people who have checked and rechccked. Many critical eyes have read the contents of every newspaper before it goes to the public. The number of news- papers-which would willingly mislead people is small indeed, and even they look good compared to the mass of furtive' and improbable rumors that circulate by word of month and in many organs devoted to special causes. "Is there any sense to tin's?" "Does it sound reasonable and sane?" "Who says so?" "What motive might ho have for snying so?" "Where did lie get that?" "What actual ground is there for believing this?' 1 Those are the questions we ought all to ask ourselves whenever one of these "inside-stuff artists" begins to work on us, 11 is no lime to be gullible. It is a time to weigh, to consider, mid to think. VieuA Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but Is on acknowledgment of Interest In the subjects discussed. Mr. Wallace On Cotlon Whatever kind of fanner (lie present Secretary of Agriculture mny be, no cotton man has accused him of an Intimate knowledge of the cotton market. Throughout, his entire 'lulinln- istrallon there has been no Indication, whatever he mny have learned about, cotton elsewhere, ' that lie has understood Hie cotton situation In Texas, a. condition Hint exists here In the greatest degree of any slate nml to n lesser extent, in Louisiana and In Oklahoma. The .secretary Is .either unable or unwilling to perceive Ihat a slate which lias been well over 00 per cent an export cotton producer lias not been aided but materially injured by every device which so far Ills department has recommended or Congress adopted. At Little Rock Friday Mr. Wallace considered the Joss 'In export cotton, advocated two measures to overcome losses. He is for the export subsidy p;an which would enable tlic cotlon farmer to meet world price abroad through Federal contribution nt home of n.s high ns 2 cents to the pound. Meanwhile, he is hopeful of tip- plying to international cotton markets the cartel Idea of quota, previously tried In rubber', sugar and colfce. The fact that a conference to consider world cotton price is In the making does not assure that il will or can accomplish results. Consider the implications for n moment. This country deliberately sacrificed ils foreign mar- Sets by limitation on production which stimulated cotlon planting abroad, turned our foreign customers to new cotton fields In order to protect themselves and fostered competitive cotton growing, new and tragic In our experience. The new cotlon producers do not for the present suffer from surplus and have nothing to gain by accepting quoin. It is a foregone conclusion that all cotton-producing countries could not be enlisted in iiiiota agreements, and those that stayed out would merely increase their planting and output. •"•' ' ••"' As for the subsidy, In the words of Walter Parker, Ihls While House scheme is "not liked by most fanners or by Die trade or by a great many members of Congress. It is hostile to Mr. Hull's reciprocal trade agreements and would further disrupt the marketing machinery upon which cotton depends for orderly sale and distribution." The' Government could help cotton by a wise move which cost it nothing in the long run. It should accept the ndvlce to "freeze" its cotton holdings by earmarking all o[ it for emergency war use, thus definitely removing it ns a world threat. Failing to do that, it must begin to release ils impended 11,000,000 bnles through normal trade channels. Meanwhile we will have a better opportunity to regain our lost markets by returning to competition nnd selling where we can find 'customers than can be found in live quota agreement, often proved unworkable. —Dallas (Tex.) Morning News. FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1939 • SO THEY SAY I'm going to be a stuffed shirt. I got licked for Congress by not being one.—Mnury Maverick's winning platform in the San Antonio mayoralty campaign. SIDE GLANCES by * SERIAL STORY DATE WITH DANGER BY HELEN COPYRIGHT, IS It, NEA ?ERVICC, INC. "That's my doctor; Since I bought this boat, he 1ms N sent me on three Jong cruises for my health." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson HAS KIU_lfsJ<3 -FRONTS AS LA-re AS ANSWER: Melanism, a high degree ot development of dark pigment in the skin. Albinos have a deficiency of pigment. NEXT: A contrast in coastlines. Ten Years Ago Today June 2, 1929, Sunday, No 1'apcr Mormons Meet July 14 at Palmyra, N. Y., Cumorah ROCHESTER, N. Y. (UP)—The annual cumorah conference of the Mormon Church will be held •«(, an announcement by Prank Evans New York, president of the Eastern States Mission Church of Jesus Christ Laller Day Saints. Evans said the conference dates were advanced a week from the original lime because Utah Day anniversary day of the arrival o Mormons in Salt Lake Valley, wil be celeuralcd at the World's Fai July 24. OUT OUR WAY Palmyra July H-16, according to 40 per cent. It has bone estimated that since 1925, the operating cost of a popular priced car has decrased abou , THeme LIKE AW' ARTIST OF THE OLD SCHCOU--IW-THESE DAVS OF DEMAK1O FEQ, SPEED, HE HA5 TO SPEMO TWO /W3NTHS AVkKlM 1 A PICTURE LOOK UK& HE'D tOUB IT Ik! FIFTEEM WIMUTE5- SO THE/ OOTTA KEEP AHEAD OF TH' *XJ GUYS, TO KEEP UP WITH 1 /DID YOU EVER SEEA VM VOOMG MACHINIST C^^LERF mM6IM ' AaCXJUO AiwTrrs ; i^ THIS is TH-'AGEOF TW VOUMGMMJ, BUT I WOTICB IT'S ALWAYS TH' OLD BIROS WHO HAWS AJJCUMD VvQRK WHEW THEY A'NT WDOWWY S REDRAWN! „ [BY REQUEST^ \ ' WATCH KX3W- \\MCH WHEN HE WORKS n THE OLD MASTERS By J. R; Williams OUR BOARDING PIOUSE with Major Hoople MISTAH MADOR, DIS BABV SHO' 15 IKI TUVIE.' FITTER THAN) SKIM OK) A DRUM ' X SPIMS HIM A MILE THIS MDRS11N' IM 1:59 OES'LAK EDDIE DUCMIM RLlMUlM' 7H' SCALED HE AIKJ'T MISS1U A klOTE/ ALL. FO' JASOM TO PLACE A. LI'L BET FO' ME / A SPIRITED ANIMAL, LADS/ EGAD—-THE FELLOW ALMOST SEIZED MY MEW PAMAMA.' 70 BE SU«=; 3ASOM, THIS' STEED HAS THE LOCK OF EAGLES 1M.MIS EYE-~~~ SPoTp-T.' PLAY TWEMTY STRAIGHT FOR f,\& WHSU Vou PURCHASE THE TICKETS / VERB'S WHERE WE GETS PLUMB WELL. OK AWFUL SICKLY/ WHUT'S HS NAME, BOY ^"-BLUe FLAG? LEte GST TO THAT Fl' DOLLAH WlMPOVV' ' ^JASON SEEMS TO BE THE TREASURER = . W«terJnTi Mn*y Prank) In metis Ilic nuke, Clfla nnil Jni'k M-turnlrie from Chtm.tnwii. She ^vnrllK Juek (he J>uke 1* IOUK)' (•umiiiiny [or him, ilirn *»ft »hr'll inlet ike Jluke ul Ibt Jon)te t'rcuch luiiuexl! CHAPTER XV "J HATE Iriijuests," Mary Franklin told Tuckie Thompson, as the two waited in the Medical Examiner's office next morning. Mary, in dark street clothes/ looked self-contained, but Tuckie, as usual, was an animated bird of paradise. ' "It's an adventure," she chirped, "like slumming or something—" Her voice trailed oft aimlessly as Thomas Robinson walked in. He bowed slightly as he saw Tuckie, then shook hands gravely wilh Mary. "You're a good reporter, Miss Franklin. I recall your interest in Miss French at the Dove, when Jim Shirley ana I asked you to join us. You must have sensed this tragedy." "The story lias just begun," Mary said. Mike, the policeman, lumbered in, his heavy shoes creaking self- consciously. After him came Marie, Janice's maid, then Mrs. Meadows, and Jim Chase, the-de- lective. Dr. Morris, the medical examiner, hurried in laj.t. He bowed to the group clustered about his desk, satdown, thumbed a few papers and adjusted his pince-nez glasses. "This will be a very informal hearing," he began. "I want to prove- the cause- of the death of Janice French, the corpus delecti. We must establish the fact that such a person as Janice French existed. Dr. Baleman, were you present when a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward French?" And, as Dr. Baleman finished his testimony, "Next, Mrs. Finlay Draper." A tall, fashionably dressed woman inclined her head. "Yes, Dr. Morris." "Mrs. Draper, what is your profession?" "1 own the Draper Finishing School at Aiken." "Did you ever hear of Janice French?" "She was a student in my school from the lime she was eight until she was seventeen." Mary and ),he oilier reporters .scribbled furiausly. "Thank yo'j, Mrs, Draper. I believe that is all." Dr. Morris eyed the French lawyer. "1 understand you represent the family, Mr. Robinson. Was Miss French dependent upon her parents for financial support?" . "Not after her 18th birtha"ay. ; "Did they sellle an income upon her?" "No. She inherited $20.000 a year from her paternal grandfather," ' * * * • 'T'HE door opened abruptly and -*- Duke Martin and Nick entered, followed by Police Commissioner Fenelon. Martin settled in his place with a sullen grimace as Fenelon drew up a chair next to the medical examiner. Nick sidled back to Martin. "May I interrupt, Dr. Morris?" the commissioner asked. Since you're conducting an informal investigation I though I might bring in a witness who may clear up some small details." He waved a liand in the direclion of the Duke. "Allosv me to introduce Mr. Martin," Dr. Morris rose and shook hands with , the police commissioner, nodded at the Duke, then sat down again. "We've simply been trying to trace the major events in Miss French's lite, Commissioner, establishing her birth and so forth. Mr. Robinson, the French family lawyer, has just been telling us that Miss Janice inherited an income of $20,000 a year from her grandfather when she was 38." "Was she living with her parents at the time, Mr. Robinson?" asked Fenelon. "She was living with her parents at the time, sir." "That is all, thank you, Robinson. Will you tell us, Mrs. Thompson, when you first introduced Mr. Martin to Miss French?" Tuckie glanced at the Duke. She feared Fenelon but she feared Martin more. "I don't remember when she met Mr. Martin. Maybe he introduced her to me. No, that couldn't have been. Oh dear—" Her hands fluttered. "Will I go lo jail if I can't recall?" Laughter rippled through the office. "Quiet!" ordered the medical examiner. "We'll give you time to refresh your memory." "While we're waiting for Mrs. Thompson lo remember we'll call on Mr. Martin," said the commissioner. "Can you tell us when you (irst met Miss French, Mr. Martin?" * * • T">HE Duke didn't flicker an eye- 1 lash. "Sorry, sir, I don't recollect. Miss French was just one of many women who come to my night club." "But you did know her?" "Sure I knew her. She liked the Dove." Fenelon didn't insisl. "Wp will return to Mr. Marlin later, Dr. Morris. Go on with your witnesses." "Robert McCann," called the medical examiner. THE FAMILY DOCTOR Newest, Handling of Milk Increases Its Values in Many Respects I!V I)K. MOKRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of thR American Medical Association, and of liygcin, the Health Magazine When milk is placed In a bottle, the cream usually is nt the toy. Indeed, some people make a practice of pouring oft the cream and using the remainder of the milk for drinking. Recently methods have been developed for mixing the milk thoroughly by a special process so that the cream does not separate. In other words, there will be as much cream at the bottom of the container as at .the top. Milk tre.ited In this manner Is called homogenized milk. The usual teclmic is to force the milk through" a narrow opening at high pressure by means of a pnnip. The pressure may be from 500 to •1000 pounds to a square inch. The fat globules strike the side walls of the valve, causing them to break up into tiny particles. The number of fat. droplets is thus increased more than 200 times and the droplets remain distributed even!) throughout the milk. * * 4 Dr. Philip c. Jeans has pointed out some unusual advantages of homogenized milk. One Is the fact that debris and sediment settle ID the bottom, which they will not do when there is a cream layer. Second, bacteria in the milk are broken up and evenly distributed so that unless the milk has been properly pasteurized, it will sour promptly. Therefore, careful pas- .curizatlon nnd extraordinary cleanliness are necessary for the pro- iluctlon of a good quality of homogenized milk. To many people milk thoroughly mixed in Ihls manner will have n richer flav=r and a smoother texture, the flavor being duo to i' lightly thickened quality. Thus lomogeniatf milk may be used fit ilace of light cream for coffee, cereals nnd similar table uses, naking possible the use of a small- •r amount of whole cream. Some Mople, however, do not like the aste ns well. « < • The chief value of homogenized nllk concerns the texture of the \jrd which is the first stage Into vhlch milk passes when it under- ;oes digestion In the stomach.. Apparently homogenfeation of milk makes a softer curd and thus ppaicntly should aid the case of digestion. A soft curd is easily broken u;ipdgesoitn lolcmAAczb?./. broken up; digestion of small particles takes place more rapidly than that of large pieces. Soft curd milk leaves the stomach more quickly than ordinary milk. Homogenized milk also has the advantage of giving to all of the milk an equal distribution of its good qualities in the form of cream, of vitamin D if this has been added to the milk, nnd of its other nutritinal fnctors. Furthermore, it, may help digestion nnd relieve the feeling of overfulness sometimes felt by people after they have taken n quantity of milk. "Here, sir." "Was Miss French a tenant at 46 East 70th street?" '-••'' "From March 23, 1937 to the present, sir." ' ' Marie de Favrille, Janice's maid, corroborated McCann's statement. "Miss Franklin, I'm going to call on you to tell us where you met this girl." "May J interrupt?" Robinson sprang to his feet. "As attorney tor the French family, I object. This is supposed to be an inquest lo dptermine the cause of. Miss French's death," Fenelon shrugged his shoulders, 'We're trying to get at the cause. Miss Franklin, I repeat, when did you first see Marie dc Favrille?" "In Janice French's apartment at 45 East VOth street." "What was the date?" "February 17." "See anybody else there?" "Yes, Hick Hart." "I believe you were the one who identified Miss French';; body here at the Morgue?" "Yes, I did." "On what date?" "Shortly after midnight on the morning of February 18." Jim Chase was called next, then Mike, the cop. After this, Mrs. Meadows was asked by Fenelon to tell when she had last seen Janice French. Mrs. Meadows looked defiantly at the Duke. "Mrs. Thompson," Fenelon remarked. "I hope your memory will not fail you. Did you see Miss French at Mr. Martin's night club that evening?" 'I did, sir." Tuckie's voice squeaked in its eagerness, "Do you deny the statements ot these two women, Martin?" "No, Commissioner." Fenelon scrawled a nole to the medical examiner. "Give the cause as drowning and call the case closed." "Death by drowning," announced the medical examiner. "I'm satisfied to dismiss the case," Mary was puzzled. "What did you stop for, Commissioner?" she asked as they were walking out. "During the war, Miss Franklin, when my regiment succeeded in making the enemy believe it was retreating in one direction, I sent up a smoke screen and picked, the nearest short cut to attack at another point," "Well that's all there is to that," commented Nick, as he climbed into Ihe Duke's car. "Fenelon is a lousy police commissioner." "I'm not so sure," said Martin. "What's eatin' you now?" "That post-mortem carving." . "Well, what about it?" "I'd like to know if anything else showed up in the autopsy." CTo Be Continued) Venerable Parrot Dead; Staunch Cleveland Bird LEWES, Del. (UP) — Birdy, a Democratic parrot who has rooted for President Graver Cleveland for the past 55 years, is dead. Birdie was barn nbout 'the time of Cleveland's first term of office in 1884 and acquired an extensive vocabulary from the political jargon of the times. Although he was a Democrat, the bird was a one- man parrot, for he praised only President Cleveland. "Hurrah for Cleveland!" he would shout on the slightest provocation. A few years ago, Birdy lost his eyesight, and this somewhat dampened his political ardor. But whenever he became ruffled, he would always give a rousing, "Hurrah for Cleveland!" Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following .nuestions, .ihcn .chcckinj against the authoritative answers helo\r: 1. tf a bride is married in a traveling, dress, does she have any hrldesmaids? 2. Should the husbands and wives of members of the bridal party be asked to the breakfast which follows the ceremony? 3. How soon after receiving a wedding invitation, is it permissible to send a present to the bride? 4. Is it correct to write, "With very best wishes" en the card one encloses in a wedding gift? 5. When a woman has no card but her own visiting card—what does she do when she sends a gift from herself and her husband? What would you do if— Vou arc a iiriiic anil you have received several duplicate gifts. Would you— (a) Exchange them? (b) Feel Owl you have to keep them? <c) Keep them for sentimental reasons? Answers 1. She usually has only a maid or matron of honor. 2. Yes. 3. Right away. 1. Yes. But not necessary. 5. She writes "Mr. and" in front cf her own name. Best "What Would You Do' solu- lion—(a) unless you arc more sentimental than most modem brides. Read Courier News want ads. MODERN CO MFC RTS AT THE NATION'S SPA lOT «v«n yovrow* « con off* •c— WavfFovtiy fyrntthtd rocmi and kih*i»5«rt« oparlm»ntl — altttlMv* ptooaal wvlM— •*c«ll»n! cutiln» — coiy ton parlors — c n, Ftrtproof garage....' Golf «Y«ry day of IK« y«or on >•» i^l«KlM IB hoi. COW.M. Riding - •OMring- hiking I* bolmy SoulK- tr* Iunih!ni....Y°u may lal.lh. kmlina IWixol boltu mitt \). S- Govtrnmtnt ivp«rvit;an, within tt>« Majulie, moving lo ond from ywn Toow in aVMitng gown ond dlpp«f« ....Both* yourfclf toh*otrh,r»*>oW 0J«y wlHi engaging tr* at iKl fln«r ho!. I.

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