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MGS FOUR THE BLYTHEV1LLE CO UK IE R NWS THE COURIER-NEWS CO,, PUBLISHSM . - O. ! R. BABCOCK. Editor • H. W. HAINE8, Advertising Manager • Bole" National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas. Kansas City,- Memphis Published Every Afternoon Bxaeuf Sunday Entered as second ctass • BiiAtcr at, the post office at Blythcvlllc, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 0, 1917. Served by ihe United i'ress SUBSCRIPTION HATES By earner In the City of Blyllicvillc, 15c per week* or JO. 50 per year, in udvancc. By mall, yvllhln a n>cmu ot 50 miles, {'J.OO per year, $1.50 for six moiulis, B5c [or three montlis; by mst! in. postal zones two U> six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Progress Is One-Sided in Modern Era No Aniui'icim industry represents Hie .slreuijl.lv mid inventiveness of lhu American production .system qmle us •well as does tlie aiilo iiuluslry. it is our firnl 'industry in economic importance, and it is first also in its hold on the public Imii&iiiiiUon. Both in its good points and in its bat| ones it epitomizes the peculiar problems \vliieli mass production lias presented to modem society. An excellent study of (lie industry is to be found in the report recently submitted to 1'rusidmil Uoosuvell Ijy the Henderson committee. This import is n close-up picture of mass production in all iis strength mid all its weakness. As such, il is worth tlelniled study, The achievements ol' tliu milu intlus- Iry au- found to be fairly daw.lim,'. Steiidily, yeiir after' year, \l has been biiilding better ears for less money. * » ,-• In 1029, for. instance, only 5<l per cent of tho cars produced sold at wholesale for less i than .§500; in. 1933, 81 per cent were in that price class. One large company produced a car a day for each 2<1 men BUI ployed in I'M); today its rule is a car ;i day lor eacli 1C men. The "spot, and flash'/ welding machine .enables Uvo men to do what it, •took six welders to do in 1921). Body " framing wfiieli cost $3 in W2fl, costs 30 cents Lc'lay. It cost CO ecnln to luiujj' a door in 1929; today four 'doors cu'ii be hungr for 9 cents. A whole column could be Tilled with similar reports; and 1 they reveal an in- dustiy which has made technical strides of almost incredible' length. What the auto industry has' done in the way of efficient exploitation of the potentialities of modern machinery is one of the marvds of the age. * * ' * But the social side of the picture is loss pleasant. The committee finds tliat after an aulo, worker is <IO, lie is made to feel that he is working on borrowed time; if he loses a job, his chances of getting another are had. .Intensive competition has. spurred the speed-up "beyond human capability to produce, day by day." Hourly JLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NKW8 earnings are high,'but' ycnrly incomes are low; in" one company only 30 per cent of the men worked as many as •10 \vcelts in one year, and only 23 per ctnt earned SB much as ?1200. We (jot, then, a picture which epitomizes the great problem'of the mass production .age—tremendous technical advance'.; accompanied by tlie creation of extremely diil'iciilt human problems. It presents the paramount issue of our era; our necessity for making progress in flic social Ik'ld equal to (ho progress which can be made in the Held of mechanics. Five Years to freedom Maj. Charles A. Shepard, retired ariiiy physician, is going back to Denver to "start over again"—free-, for the Hivsl limiym live yuiirs, of a charge of murder. It was in 1930 that Ihe major was convicted of murdering his wife. His counsel immediately lilcd an appeal, and tho mill of (lie l ;i w began lo grind—very deliberately, as is usually the cape. In the course of time the case reached the United States Supremo Court, which reversed the conviction and ordered a new trial. That trial has finally been held and Major Shepiird has been found not guilty. Out; cannot, read of this case \vilhoul reflecting on the shocking injustice which the law's delay can inflict on a man. Here is a man who has finally been declared innocent; yet for live year.-! lie has been under a shadow— mider'ji strain which, to one who has never been through il, is almost unimaginable. A legal system which strings a case out to such length is in great need of drastic revision. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark SD5KSM 1 inn nil for Urili.sh nmclilnes, Ijul Eivi]>ire uviiUicui is behind the IIHK-S in development of liit'li-Kpecd, luns-distanco n (rerun. — Sir Cliarlcs Kinusfoi-rt-BiiiUU. .. . i • ..*. .*,..*... I am convinced llihl''ll 'is (lie duty uf all uriuiclifs of Imlustry tu rucusiiizo uwro ami more the imnorlance, not only from flic social stamlimlnl, bill In Us own InLcresis. of provid- IHB svcalcr social security. —Alfred v. Sloan, Jr., president, Gcncrul motors. There i.s :i Icmponiry excuse lor [cdeuil assistance lo the Imllgciil. —Jnuics A. Emery, (jcncrnl counsel, National Manufacturers' As- suclntioti. r » * » This old Bold standard, worked from London, Is no lest of wlml tlie ncv, standard would be, worked from; several centers, —sir Josiah Stani)>, British economist. • « » We are not nlming at, n .select and limiied nndcretaiKlins. but at peace mid well-being toi- all. —Sir jol m Simon, British foreign secretary. * * • Wlial I film- din-in;; my brief spell of dentil has made mo rtsrcl that t ever came back. —John Puckering, British gardener who was brought tack to life. OUT OUK WAY Williams SATUKDAY, FEBRUARY "• Hi 1935 IIJCUI* m;illi TODAY GAMS Jli:Mli:itM)N, ercttr ant ~;j. ivorlctt In n *Mk nit 1 1, gfae aud licr JU-yriir-olrf brotbtr, , FiltL bU|>|iorl Ifcclr Invalid talker. STJCVI2 mmiUS, nbD alia tvurk* In flu? mill, k«L* Gale | 0 niitrr/ Ului, $h e prontcri lo Kite Jihn na niumtr ja n Cevr imy*. finle KUH jkiitlatf, bre through the Ire and It rex cut d lilt IAN \VEKTMORI3. whole no iv . tiulll u- Mil). •Oh,- hcllo, Vicky. Como ou In, wou't ,$%*.-._, \'_l"f_'_ _ __~_!' // '" ^ . , a>'"5°V'.gA5£RVICriJiC. T.lUKEau.5. HJ.ttl. "Now remember, if you're holding- ;i«! S «i better s in v j n for ihe draw, hut dun't raise on ICSH than a full hoiisc.' THIS CUR^US WORLD B IS NOT AN; EFFECTIVE REMEDY TOR INSTEAD OF COUNTERACTING THE EFFECTS ' IT THE SPREAD OF THE VENOM/ • IN SAW OIE&O COOMTV FELL. IN ONE: HOUR AND TWENTY AMNUVES/ is THE MOST VALUABLE: OF ALL THE VvORLD'S GEOLOGICAL. PRODUCTS . ; j2 -j fo IN 1911). Ihe Uiiilwl States r-voduced u"J8,000,0(10 tons of coal" This amomil, it load-j<l in W-lou cars, would make up a train dial \vouUI raid-, armiml llic earth r,l the t qualm- about six times. And most ot Ihis coiil was, used by Un »ny nation. NKXT: When and wln-rc dies IIlu full ,,, ol ui never gu K-lun the i DON'T see VOL) GUVS CAK1 STfAMO AMD VT 7 KILL u<^ OFF K^ s ~ i :-^ D /w ™u T K£? IML.V- Wt OFl- VN Tlt^p /-.I! ;;' iMricvM-ic: I Science Finds No Evidenc Alcoholism Is Inheritable i.v in;. .MOHUIS nsiiiu;iN Ijliliir, .laiirnal of the Ainrrirun .Mnli^l ,\si(:c : .ilini], :ind of Hyp-ia, tho H[\illli .Ma^i/im- Many an old-time ntivcli.M ami iliuinatisl -m-akil an aUsuiljuis lilol by |)iT.Mi|ir.U'iiiik; that every family which shamclaccdly ;i(!- iiilllfd tiiiil It included a (irimk- ard curried willi it a linniitary slrjiin of dinnkcii!>i-s.s. Modern scientific sliid>.-ni:; "I hcn-dily him: come In a diltcr- enl c[;lH-l!l!-ion. One of lh':,r :.])-.-- ci;i]iM.,s wiys that «c ;nc- nut ji«.|l- lii'd In (Iruwiny conelusums <jon- cernlm; tn':ii frcm ex|,~nn;ei],s loat !iavi: been made on ra!.s in i'ci;i!ioushlp In th!' »diiiini:,ii,ili(ii> e-I iilcohui. This Is piirlimliirly ll« v;c.e since tlie iloiujirs of alciilnu , : ivi.,i to Hie rats Mirpass ;my inivi-iol: consumption i;y hninan li'.ui^- l i. lu one scries of e.\pc:imenui mite wurc ihtoxicaltd \vuii i; ;i-j- liul, and Ihe cxpcrimsnlo \m,. t; n. licit nut Uuongh i-iit'crrdiria K'-u- i'ji's rjl mice unlil :j2l;';!) l;;nJ Ix-ch i^i-d. In some c^i;, UK- !,,]<-,, I CClllplcll-ly llll'ISH-:ilr< thr.v «i:nr ci'trn l:y (he ,,. • were not hi'.'.ixi™!.',! ;.,. which Ih'.-y Vierr !.iiiit:(j;'(i i mice air can easily the c.vpennu'nl.s with not characters which _ ........... , I be .studied (rom the point ol view : of heredity. j Kvcn thoiish Jl can In; .sliiiwn jlhiit the lakino'ijf alcoliul through repealed gcneniUons (if mice tends to lower tlicir fertility and raise llicir dcatli rates. lhi s does not |iri»V(r that llir: irlfccls ol nlcohol me hereditary. CiTlalnly a constant state uf intoxication in the female- will. lower her Icrlilily, but t|i| s will not ncu- o.sarily lower Ihe lerllliiy of the llrliui bai corao home «tlrr iv*6 yc:'« In I'nrU to thlti the mill, Cnlo tlUiippear* before lie Irarni lirr nTtme, VICKY TIIATCJIi:il. <»tkrrr ol 11(1 IICUT THATCHER, cfBornl ninitnKer of Ihe mill, nehtBat* io i-.iiulvnle »rln>. jit noon one da? G»lc tm tum^ molted lu the main office of Iht mill, I^YprclInc: lu be dlgehurcrd, *.lio I* iiiunzetl lo Had Hrlan Weiit- niorL- MnEllnf? for her. He explain* lie minted In *ee her, knew B u o:iior \vity r<> nrrunec 11. fJnle In llrinu U trying lo eomfort her tvlieu llic <lour opcna and Vicky NOW (il) OX WITH Till: STOHV ClIAl'TUIl XXVU j)IUAN turned. Ho said, you!" Vicky atootl In (lie doorway. Sho was staring nt Clale, whom she Iwd never seen before. The bluo uniform, of course, meant that this girl worked In the mill. A pretty gli'i. She bad been crying and llrluu had stood there M-ith his hand on her shoulder. Or was his arm around her? Vicky wasn't sure ot that. Suddenly she remembered Brian luul spoken. Blie sliooN her bead and-even managed a smllo. She said, "Sorry. They told me ray fniher was 1 here. Since ho isn't, I'll havo lo look somewhere else. See you another time—" Tim door closed behind her. Chile said, with Hushed cheokB, "I'd beller j;o." ijlm guvo Brian his handkerchief. IIo Bluffed Jt Into his pocket. "Please don't "go yet," ho urged. "Here—sit down." Ho moved n chair forward. dreadfully sorry 1 frightened you, but f hope you'll torgivc me." "Ot course. It doesn't matter." "Hut it docs. I clidu't mean it— honestly! The other night you ran away without tollitis mo wheu 1 eoiild sec you again. Tliat'u why t asked yon to conic here, today. I wanted to know If wo couldn't Ij.ii-e dinner losclhcr this evening. H 0 w about it?" Gale shook her head. "I couldn't," £ho said. "I'm tin) cook al homo. Ami besides I'm always Imsy evenings." "You couljn't once?" _. !•. "I'm a'frald not. iii a ua go — just . An elcclric bell rang slurply In llic corridor outside. Oalo ould. "Oh. ' 'Her name's (J«l» Hrateson," Ebc said. "Very jiUracllve." Vicky was busy with the rablly case again. She closed It and said, "Well, 1 Eneas I'll go oil; You needn't say anything to Follier aboul my being here. It really doesn't matter—" Slio slipped the vanity caao Inlo her handbag, drew on her gloves and arose. The stenographer, whose name was Gertrude Mulling, vjalched VIeky crossing tlio room. Slio won- dereil what that divine perfume Miss Thatcher used was called and how uiucb it cost. Plenty, no doubt! Gertrude. Mullins settled back to work. She thought. "I'll bet they'll bo surprised at homo when I tell them about MIsa Thatcher sittiiiE hero and talking to me. just as frioiidly as anybody. I'll bet that illvcr fox cape cost plenty, too." glUAN WKSTMOnB walked lo the window and tapped the, sill with restless fingers. Tlial was a fool Irlck, ho told himself for U,o dozenth Umo. Hia faull, nltogetlicr Why did ho a)ways have to bungle everything? Ho'd have felt a terrific idiot. If anyone else had happened to coino lo tho door Just then— rimlchcr or Parsons or even Miss Young. He raised the window and drew a deep breath of cool nir. Well, :hft-o was ono thing that had beeu' fartimatc. If anyone had to come In and seo him with c a | 0 wta BUD was weeping and he was trying .0 comfort her, lie was glail It liad icon Vicky. Vicky was al] rlslit. ?hc- wouldn't misjudgo the situa- :lou, wouldn't be curious. Vcs, Vicky was a good sport llrlun thought, "I've douo a tew [aroro for bcr, all right. Sho hasn't BUI ho would have to make some explanation lo Vicky, just llio same llrlnn w-ojjt Io ibo closet wliorc, his coat nnd bat hung und took them out. A minute. Inter he was in the outer office. He said. "Miss Youus;, if anyone calls tell them 111 lie back in an hour." Then he slroile out of Iho building. Y look off her hat ami tossed on the over-atiitlcj elialr whore her gloves and purse lay. She tool; u step forward mid stopped, frowning. "Martha!" slic called abruptly. A middlo-aged woman with B ray hnlr and wcariua a «roy. dress ap- poared in Hie doorway of [lie living room. - ••,)...."Yes. Miss Vicky." •'Martha, look ;it tliose ifcivcrs! . I'll havo lo liurry! late—" be Sho turned ami fled. She hurried through ihe outer olllcc without Staneius either left or right She did not seo Vicky Thatcher, silting "car n desk al tho far side of Hie room. Vicky, who had heen elaborately busy willi her vanity case, Itwcrcd the cnso ns Galo crossed tlie room. Sho said to the girl at the desk, "That's a jireily girl. WLo 13 sli What do yon mean, hiiviiiy i m |f. wilted [lowers around like that? "But. Sliss vicky. they were fresli this morning—" "Fresh! They're half-wilted. Get them oul of here at ouco. Ami call up /loiierta' ami, tell them if Uiey caii'i send (lowers ihai slay fresh longer ihan tali a day I'll lim] somcouo who can. Tell him I don'i intend io pay him for wihcd Howera. It it happens again. I'll lint! anoiher llbrlsl!" .'..' ; _"Vcs, Alisa, Vicky." The woman ' .„" ----- • -- - ...v. _, sa, c. e woman o stenographer turned to look, crossed the room and picked up ihe offending bowl ot flowers. Tiiey were clear yellow Jonquils with ruffled edges, and tulips—mauve, shading to bluish-purple—poised oil (all, graceful stems. The (lowers gave off a spring-like fragrance and each of the blossoms looked crisply fresh. Evidently, however, the housekeeper did not think It wiso to niDko any further protest. Slio said, "I'll tell them." anj started for llio door. She had a|. most reached it when Vicky's voice sloppeil her. 'What arc those boxes?" she do- mauded, pointing to three gray boxes on a low table. "They're from llosworlh's, Miss Vicky. The Ibings you bought yesterday." •Oh-" "IOICY picked up Ibo box on lop of ihe pile, snalchcd al Wio string tied around it and drew off llio cover. From folds ot tfsGite paper inshla she drew an abbreviated Garment o( peach-colored silk anil luce. I Vicliy frowncil. "Tins isn't wirat I ordered." slic said. "It won't do at all! Look al this silk—sleazy iUiff! Send it back. Call up llic storo and tell them lo send out for all ot this." Tho housekeeper eyed tho boxes which had not been opened. "Everything?" she asked. "You want it all to go tack?" 'Yes. I won't deal with places that aren't reliable. I'm going up slainj now. u anyone calls, lell lliom I'm not at homo. r m not at homo to anyone. You understand?" Tho woman nodded. "Yes, Miss Vicky." Slic said it uncertainly, rather timidly. Tho Blrl swept from Iho room, lipstalra In llio peach and Ivory bedroom willi ii9 heavy satin draperies, Vicky pulled olf her frock and dropped it, cniuiplcd, to tho Uoor. Slie^toojc a peach-colored velvet robe 'from tho clolhc:i closet and thrust her arms Inlo It. slipped her feet Into silver sandals, and stalked across ihe room. Her eyes were blazing auil her lips twisted with anger. "A mill girl!" she said contemptuously. "A cheap, common lilllc mill jirl. Ami slio thinks she can tako Urian \VeElinore away from inc. docs she? Well, clic can't. I'll show her—I'll show her \vhal I can do—!" There was a ill-casing table maclo of mirror glass nnd shiiumcrliis C'Colored laffcla bolwceii iwo windows at ths"ffo"ui of the room. Dn ? It were hollies ami Jars ol crya- .al. Vicky strode lo the dressing I i .niilc. snatched up a crystal Jar and' burled it lo tlio lloor. I'll show Miss (inlc Hemleiaon!" sho snarled. Suddenly she stood quite still. A era fly look came inlo ihe dark eyes. Vicky' blared ;u Die . plnco on the floor where ibc shattered pieces ot crystal lay. nodded her liead slowly. "Thai's it." she said to tho silent room. "TJiat will do It. It's the very ihins!" She snuk inlo a chair am] smiled •a 'Jiingcfoiis smile, cunning, triumphant, . . . ! (To |; c Cniifmiinl) J •I Mishap Comes on Ground To Pilot of Many Miles CLEVELAND (UP)—William F. Spencer. 3li, airlines passenger and nail pilot. Ims flown thousands of nilus in all sorts of vvcalhcr without mishap but misfortune struck lim on the ground. Through difficult flying contli- lons he Hew his shl; from ctiica- ;o to Cleveland, landed It without liouble. Then he clhnued into Ins lutoinobilc, slnrtcd to drive horn- Clouds of ivliid-firlvqi'i snow made visibility iioor. /\l':a railroad crossing. Spencer : failed io see a fieight train. His car crashed into its side. The pilot and his nuto were carried. 20 feet down Ihe (racks before the wreckaye was shunted aside. lie escaped injury.: The Witwaiersrfind gold mine in South Africa is the world's largest, underground city, a lias 4,000 miles of subterranean.shafts, streets, and avenues and can accommodate approximately 100,000 workers. Visiting North Carolina TfiYON, N. G. (UP)—Sirs. Calvin Coolirtge, wife of the : former President. | s spending the'winter at tlic home of Mrs. P. II. Adams Slick Rock, near here. OUR BOARDING HOUSE Uns '6 Great Grandparents NASHUA, N. H. tUP)—Ruth Ann Uavls is, perhaps, (ho only child in New England lhat has the distinction of having six great-grandparents. She has three grcul- "randfnthers, and' three urc-at- graudmothers. By AJieru in,,,i ii; i ||iul Hie luibil.s ol luiiiiiiii Ixiir.- ^. coaling lu utie iuculiit. i-tinii'lc In niaiiy wa}- s (hiw, ul ni'i' ulii siluatloi! ib LEilalnly ucu-v' nici with amuns Innnanity. It is, Of CDtllb", il'-icv^-L- '3 dlsllngtilsh between heicdlun- l»- nuences ami ciivivoim-.ciilal ',-nu dices.- The ehanct-n •'- •>. • In rdallciif.)!!), {,, ,,,,„;!, ,,i,,.gii 0[ | S il is hiipurliinl \-j IKUI in mind that we are i;ti-atly iniliicnccd Ijy our environment, it has i;rcn ? a |d dial fnl parents are likely to have tut children because they cut loo much and the children imitate llic parents. This is obvloiuly an cn- vlromni'iUa! iiillucnce and not !ic- mlitary. The condiliun:, >-:<\M IK i n i . Ilics in wlilt-li nni clil.s Ls ti chronic Mich us In cause "I Ihi^ par- •'Itoimlin nri! Itiwer H-siRt- iint;r io it'iiipi.-t'tdiis I,, iiftieail among llu- i;hildii<n. • 111 .HUl^illK inch i i.y , ,.[ : ,|,|,,r. cut lu-rcilily nl i.lrci!, ( ,|iMn Mr Und exumiile ul ((.,_• drunken pai- ent iiiutl be ii'ini'inbeiEd 'DIPS aveii tlumgli idcnliilt evidence iimv establish the !«,.-( u,n alcohollEiii lU'.ell is nut lii'iLilitiivr the re- eponsibilily iwis Urgc'ly on the ulccliolic puieiius loi- ronlumljm- I lien t>l Hie clMltl. ( RisU' L'uutic; ^'i 1 ;^ V'a; 1 ' a ''- WHEN A 6LSY PWbSES OLJ7 A, TIP ON A V40R6E.AN AT SNORTS i IN AB16 WINNER .TH CUSTOrA IS TO, 6JVE TH-BLOV.E WHO CROONED ) TH TIP A UTTLt Y/JWNIN6 . T^ET K TOR .HIMSEV* .UUKE TWNSTANCt . TH' OTHER NIGV*T, I KEMO Vo^r- J TUKKISH THAT AD TO YOU ABOUT TVA' LOST £> TAW-CTELLVOU l THE YOU TASS A YOU TABLED W\fA TsOWN. j r-^-l\L "REA\5 .£\ \_OST ! ^N V S^4AG6ED 4100 y-DOG f\D-\NTWtTAPE'R,! 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