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BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TOE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 30 oopjuEi tows oo.. puBuaana 0. R. BABOOCK. aWS» • H. W, HAIHB8, UtmtUtt HMUfft Me HttJonu Aoreniainf'RcfreientaU**: ArfctntM D»We«, IDC, He** Tort, Chic**), Detroit, 9t Louta, Dallu, Kuuu City, Rock. Published Brtry Afternoon &«pt Sunday. filtered BE Mcond class m»lt«r it tie pact ofllH at Blytheville, Ar- ;ansu, under act of Coo^itt* Oca, I»H. Served bj tie Onltcd Pieu. SUBSCKnTION RATE By carrier in (be CHj of Blytnevlll*. 18c per week or (6JO per year in advance. By mall within t radliu at M mllei, M« per year, fl.ao (or tlx month*. 8Sc tor three monttu; by mull In postal zonu two to six, Inclusive, 16.50 per year, in tone* seven and eight, 11040 pet year, payable in adnac*. Red Forces Behind Our Money Policy The strangest thing -about the long argument over the government's monetary policy is that so mimy of the nrguers seem to be trying to conduct the debate in a vacuum. What we are getting is, in the main, an academic discussion of the relative values of money which is anchored firmly to an immutable geld base and money which, is flexible. It is an argument, for the moat part, , which might just as well have been held in 1928 as in 1933. Most of the time the surging waves of public 1 unrest which make up Ihe background of all this argument get ignored entirely. We get plenty of scholarly expositions on the way inflation starts'and the things it docs bc- iqre it stops, and plenty of historical analyses of 'what happened in Germany ami Russia, but very little mention of• the way in which recent economic developments have piit pressure oii : our social 'fabric. * * * A monetary policy doesn't come into being in a void It is the product of innumerable forces. The economic laws in. the text-books may be important; so, too, are farmers sunk in debt, home-owners burdened with mortgages they cannot carry, cities that stand on the .edge of ^bankruptcy. ; All those things produce dissatisfaction with an inflexible cuvrency system. This dissatisfaction may be illogical, mistaken and highly unwise; nevertheless, it is the prime factor in the situation, and any attempt to settle the soundness or unsoimdnc.sH of our monetary policy is worse than useless if it fails to take it into account.' » » • Senator Elmer Thoma-; of Oklahoma announced the other day that three, different congressional groups would combine to put through a mandatory inflation law this winter, if the dollar should be stabilized at a devaluation of less than 50 per cent. That statement is the tip-oil on the real issue of the day. If the administration should adopt the course urged by the "sound money" group, it simply would be asking for an explosion. All Ihe inflationary sentiment in Congress—and there is a OUT OUR WAY ,lot of it, reflecting the sentiment of the people back home—would get up steam to blow the lid olF. The chances are very good that it would do so. Any arguments over monetary policy which fail to recoijJii/e this fact are not worth listening to. Fiorello LiiGtiartlia, ,'mayor-dWct; 'of New York, seems io" lj« ! lariothcV 'of those jxxiplo who cherish tlic otld notion that an olHcinl < position'-can 'be given properly to it mini who is distinguished by his possession of Imiiris rather than by his services in carrying tins or that district for the party. By appointing I'rof. A, A. Bcrle to an irnjwrlunt city olfico, the muyor- eluct • indicates tliat a "brains trtisl" can function in municipal politics as well as at Washington. Similarly, he jnits hii-- public welfare department in tho hands of a (rained social worker, and takes a leader in the Scalniry invv.itigiition into his official legal staff. A New York used to Tammany methods in its city government well can find something very startling in thenc appointments. Apparently the nation's largest city is in for soriolliing pretty sweeping in the way of a new deal. Economic Nationalism and the South An illustration of How economic nationalism or economic cxcinsivuiess of any kind tends to defeat Its own ends Is provided by the situation, in which Hie rolton-erawliijf Stales 01 the-South-find, themselves In icIatlQn to llu manufacturing Slates of the North and East. Elsewhere In this issue is -,.i avtlclc .'.etllng forth the main factors of this situation. It cites the chief elements which mndc up the cotton South'B economic life at the height ot the "new era" which ended In 1929, and points out thai the relatively Inferior economic jwsl- tlon II then occupied ought to be taken into consideration In any program of national economic planning' that may be attempted In tills country. It Is our opinion Hint the raising of the standard of life nuioiu! the all-merged population of the cotton South oilers fie greatc.sl single opportunity fpv thn r-v-'ti- ". L v :•_;•:/ ;•.:.;:;; ;< Ing and consuming power, and consequent increased employment in the ctuintry as a whole, to be found anywhere. But th'.s inuch-to-bc-dc- slrcd-end can nol possibly bn attained.so long ' ns the cotton producer Is compelled to sell his product In 11 world market at world prices and to accept ill exchange-for It, the inamifi<c!ured goods of the North and East nt, domestic prices which are held at a high level by a high pro- leclivc tarit!. The elTeu of such a condition is to keep his purchasing- power at the lowest level.'even in times of prosperity, so the cotton South Is not a particularly cood customer of the Industrial North and East. But even in this situation the Soulh's purchasing i»wer for Northern and Eastern sooth would be increased, and not diminished, if It should begin to manufacture more things for Itself. Indeed, if the drift In the direction of a narrow economic nationalism continues, the South will be compelled to do more manufacturing, or see the standard of life of much of its ijopulalion reduced to an even lower level. The same has been true In some of the coii'ililcs which are now increasing their purcluslni; i»wcr thi-ougli Industrial development. —Ti'.n Texas Weekly. The National Association for the advancement of the Fine Art of Drinking has no right to bar women. Supjir.rc women were barred from the other arts—music, painting, flnd literature, for instance. —.Mayor James Catlln of Carmel, Calif. [SIDE GLANCES By George Clark) MONDAY, DECKMPER 18 1933 You will lie surprised, l;uly, after you see it decorated.' Dusty Shop Air Frequently Results in Lung Disease BY I>K. MOKKIS FISIIUKIN | ever . possible. effective exhaust fctlllnr, Journal of (lie American move as much dust as possible. the places \vhcrc Medical A',soi'inlinn, ;md of 115- cciu. llic llc;ilth Magazln If you liauiKn (o lie working in a shop where a great deal of (lust is In the nir, you should see that all possible precautions are taken to keep from inhhling that dust. Doctors known, for ecu- By Williams JOSTLED TO PIECES. 1 GH , YOUR CHER'S HAT T HES ALWAYS '^ISTIN THAT I REDUCE ---BUT I'M GOING TO DO IT IN MY OWN WAY-- NOT IN A JOUNCE BUGGY, LIKE THIS. DON'T BE SILLY, MOTHER! HE GOT THE CAR JUST SO T COULD TAKE YOU OUT FOR A RIDE, NOW AND THEN! Water used in the dust develops of course, turics, that dust Is one of the primary causes o( lung disease—particularly luberclosls. One of Ihe worst types of dust soascs. that leads to. tuberculosis, silicosis, caused by breathim; in ica dust. There nlso is asbcsto- s. from breathing in asbestos ist; iinlhracosts, from breathing coal dust, and sidcrosis "from haling iron dust. Silicosis is known, popularly, as Incr's consumption, or potter's ithma, or stone mason's phthisis, :cordli!g to whether it- Is found mong workers in mines, in pol- ries. or In stone. Silica is used in all sorts of miring and polishing, and in imlpauci- grinding. It Is found in ic development of fertilizer and isccticidcs, jis n niler in rubber, i manufacture of glnssfi in inanu- \clurc of various InsulaliiiB inale- ais. and in grinding of lensra. » * » Naturally, the amount, ot dust cvclopcd and inhaled depends on ic nature ot the industry con- eruetl. and the various measures nkcn to prevent Inhaling of dust y the worker. When dust containing siiica is Dialed, It priduccs fibrous changes i the lung. AS these fibrous liangex occur, resistance of the ing breaks down in some mnn- icr. so that the lung with silicosis i more likely to become (ubercu- osls limn one without. The dlwasc develops gradually. n the early stage the person may ook well and led well. Srxin. howler, he begins to develop a dry Piigh. ho has a tendency to catch :old easily, and then shortness of ireathlng or shorl-windcclm-.u be- :omcs a prominent sympto In an early day it ivas ncccs- ;riry lo rtejiend wholly on llic phy- iic.ll eamination and on the hls- ory of the case to dcterrniuo prcs- -nce of Ihis disease: bin with de- •elormicnt of llic X-ray, ii LS pos- ible lo make a positive diimiosis vltliout difficulty. The palicnt with silicoMs who Ipvrlops tuberculosis has ;i much I more difficult time In ivmvcrlnjr! .han one who has not Ml;cn..:s, and ] helpful in keeping tlust down. In some ayiK'.s of work, it may be possible to substitute oilier materials for silica. For individuals, various types of air masks and respirators have been tlcvcloiwd. to filter the dust. Use of silica now Is so widespread in Industry that it demands siwcial consideration to protect health ot workers. CHURCH EXCUSES By Geo. W. Durum Dear Aunt: zi just know this is eoing to be tlie most wonderful Christmas Archibald and I have had since we were murriert. Of course, evci you. my dear aunt, would not expect us lo forget that Christina; Eve nig:it. You will remember we were married about the mlrldlc o the afternoon iml I could hardlj wait for night lo come for you had put n card on the package "do not unpack until Christinas Eve night." And such a night with all the fine presents and tin nice long letter yon put in tin package just full of good advice aiul wishes. No wonder our mar ried life has been such a success Then Junior came along to bright en the second Christmas of ou married life and then the big bo* from just the dearest aunt 01 earth with n letter just brim fit of advice about Junior and his care. 1 do wish we could be thcr to attend the Christmas services I know the- tree wll Ibe Wauti fill and just think no one holpe you with the decorations but, th minister. 1 don't think it is fair for them to ask you (o be Santa Ciatii after you have furnished the tree and decorations and done nil the work but it Li just like you to do ovcryihiniT. Thanks for the nice btr; box. I can hardly wail to open it. I hope you like what we sent you. Lavender was the only color left and 1 hoiw they fit. Merry Christmas and lots of love and kisses. Tame SotlalliUc' Ducts ITo the editor:) We oil got a 'good hearty Inugh out of Mr. Pepper's story In the Letter Box abou.t the ducks picking up com at full speed, and quacking between every grain. Now Just because those ducks had plenty to cat and were enjoying themselves Mr. Pepper calls them socialist ducks. But Mr. Pepper doesn't like socialist ducks, he prefers capitalist ducks. He would like to see some old fat drake sitting on a nest of feathers pulled out of the talk and other places on the other ducks until they would look like a frizzly chicken standing on one lee i" the snow, >rlnglng every third and fourth !i-ain of corn to this old fat duck Jefore they could eat any. Then ie would like for the old fat drake o fence off a water hole and Charge thc.se ragged and bedrab- >led other ducks a price to swim n it. And over on one side he would have have another old fat duck standing on a half brick bat or a stage exhorting the ducks to w humble and self sacrificing, and o obey their masters, reading out of his little duck book various and sundry admonitions agreeable ihercto, Also he would impress 'l»n them that this was the :reatest duck system ever devised >y ducks, of ducks, and for clucks, since ducks was ducks. But alas! Mr. Peppers dream will not come true, for ducks have got too much sense for that. They would just •fse and fly away and tlien Mr. Penpe* wouldn't have any ducks. But 'why dlun't Mr. Pepper tell is the political complexion of his hogs? Ah! well we all know that already.. A hog is capitalistic by lature. So come on Mr. Pepper •md tell us another joke we cn- oy 'them. W. M. Tucker. Blytheville, Ark. T THIS CURIOUS WORLD £Sr P^"^^^"^"**^***"^^^^'^"''™^"^^"^^^^^"* ' •' '• "••' i— OF OLD V/ERE A/Or PHYSICAL GIANTS MUSEUM COLLECTIONS OP ARMOR. SHOW VERY FEW STEEL SUITS LARGE ENOUGH FOR THE. • CENTURX AAAN OF AVERAGE SIZE/ THE NEAREST LIVING. ILATIVE OF THE- ELEPHANT tbTHE/O-WxJXA LITTLE ANIMAL NO. LARGER. THAN A RABBIT/ CURIOUS LOOP METHOD OF WALKIN& OSEp BY THE LEECH/ THE HYRAX is so similar to the rabbit that it Ls erroneously designated In the King James Bible as a coney. But Ihe hyrax is not rotated to the rodent group at all, and is unusual in so many respects that naturalist* classify it in a sub-order all by itself. NEXT: Wha proportion of the world's population is Illiterate;' By Laura LCK, BROOKMAN •KUIH agiiE Ton.ir t>AV.«D DATlMIiTKR Hltr- **t* t* ••« Mt «k. kllltl TB.*CT KI.1U. Mthnilhi lender. Uuab.lrr to . M ».(1 P , ,, t '•'"'» •e»m»»prr mam. He worki •• At Mrtrr rate wilk CAINEV, '--•' KMMrr •» Ike Pot. A.onr (km n»*tcle« >n JULIET rRAKCE, kto*«. yrellr «p«l kaovip t . ka -*«rMi k«f»e V> fkalki HER. WAN 4CURI.ACH wk« wr«le •"•* » tkreat»l«« Ir-ltcri «mi JOE PARROTT. <«Wli.a»«.Mll • >^rvi1le acl.r. It U «U» fcaona <»»! MKLVIXA HOLI.ISTER, mlj- "Ilk AL DRVGAK. frlewl «f . to '<.»•< de«4 hi a wretkcd a«- lo«i*klle. ' ' • ': IIOD.UI,, vrniiMn lie police cklf r t. fei j«ti,, .» om , , 0 J.L • unfa kuime. oale«<II>lT •• a r-ii'.t. » t ke tkt.rr Ikal If ihr Ctrl krll»n keraclt firre ikrT rno Icnrp atore akvuVk'er. rarratt la Ivnltt la SI. I.oal. IF ! 1| '<'«<1»« l« l»l to brine fclm hjrk. ... Jnllcr hrea BamKlaler trrluc «« «a4. M( K 1 rftcj Klae. n tor duger-that '« riaicBlons! And now suppose yon give me i llttla mqr«. of. that hot .coffee." •' She filled the cup with steam. InK coflea. "More toast?" she aaked. "No more, thanks." to ".to. o kllltS Lost Teeth Postponed Drhalc LINCOLN. Nch. (UI')-A debate iiistnnccs this form of Planned by the 1. O. O. F. Lodge hrrciiloMs is fatal. ' ! 'wrc last week was postponed <\ person working in an industry whm a member of the debate where silica is Involved should tealn lost hls fals « teeth. When lave protection against its dangers . thc >' arc replaced, the event will Dust-producing operations should' lbc hcld ' locI S c members said, be housed in special departments, nnd in these departments wher- vcnlilailon should be «<ed . lo rc- (Answers IWB-Ly/uanAUioH, n -theolo U77 3 American armv ^oes Luto vviuterauarteri .r&X^y.To a.- rits C)n s, , tiV\V CO OTI WITH THE STOnT CHAPTER XXXIV 'T'HE girl went on without waiting for a reply. "Maybe that's n queer thing to ash but-oli, I mc.in it. ilr. BaonlEler! There's no reason why you should take such risks—f" ; " • "What rlsksr Bannister asked. Juliet France nnclaspcd her hands nnd immediately, clashed tliem together again. She was leaning forward and her eyes, watching hi j intently, seemed to darken. .- "There are risks," she Bald. "Don't you see that I.could never forgive myself 1C. anything h»p- pencd? You and,-your iunt havi» b:en so kind to Hie. fou'vo brought me here to your hflpit^—treated me like ix guest. I couldn't bear to causo any trouble for you!' That's »'by I want you to promise lo glvo it uri. lo slop trying to find out who killed Tracy T^HEUE was a little more casual conversation between tlicm while Bannister finished his breakfast. Ten minute? later lie left the house and walked the block to tbe street ,car line; His Rlooniy moor] 'of an hour earlier had-'disnpi'c.iral. Tlic sky was .Btill .gray and looteo^'Va though snow mii;ht full hcfora evo- ning. but tlie crisp, cold air was invigorating. Bannister, as be swung aboard j tho street car and found a seat, was •still thinking aboui tbc girl who had sat acioss the breiikfnst tablo from him. In tlic blue and white gingham tirors she bad looked ralber like an old fashioned picture. And she had warned him about dangers lie might encounter. That «/af amusing. Dangers in the sleepy little home town ot Tre- mout! He opened his newspaper, turned lo his favorite comic strip and theu the sport page?. By tbe time be bad finished will them they were down town. HP iuft tbe car and walked to the Etcaing Post build ing. J.'-nntstcr broko tlic corner trora a piece of toast and buttered It. "It ECCIUB to me." he Bald, "that you're greatly cxnceratlng the situation. There Isn't tho slightest ttanrrer— n "Oil, but tliero la!" The ciclama- tlon was so sn-ltt U was slartllng. Dannisfor put down tho toast. "What sort of dingor?" ho asked. "Wb.it do you eiDect to harpenr" Tlie girl lowered her eyes. When she raised them » moment later she said. "1 don't know. But I'm afraid It will bo..something terrible! I—I wish you'd do as I ask!" He was to" remember tboso words raorc tban onca In tlie days to come. He was to-remember s,n« wonder how he could have treated tliem so carelessly »t the time. "Well," ho »I<J. "I can't prom- i?e to do that. But, as for letting myself In for »ny danger, I aasur* you I'm not going' to 'do anything foolliardy." . ' , . "You—won't g!v« It npr tbo girl asked slowly. -. "\o. Miss France, but it you'rt been doing any worrying .on ray account you can set. your mind "at rest rlgnt now. There's not tin slightest r«a»» tat It." "But you <Jont netxl^to do U!" the girl urged. "There Isn't «ny renson why yo« should. Vonr aunt told me you «ere unly working on the newspaper tor ft little- while. Yon could gb'« it v all up so easily—" "I don't ijntte s«« It that way," BiBclsler «&U ite&dtly, "Bat as As usual he climbed the stairs to Ihe editorial rooms Instead of waiting for the elevator, Jim Taxton was in his offlce and called to him a* be passcd'the door. Bannister entered the otBce. "Hello, Jim." he said. "What's on your niind?" Taiton leaned back In his chair. "The Tremont Club'a having a dinner neit week," he Bald. "They want you to make a talk lor them — " "Good Lord! Yon know I can't make speeches." "Oil, It Isn't as bail as tb.it. You don't have to prepare a speech. Just say a few words, something impromptu— " Bannister held up his hands In protest, "Not- me, Jim! You don't think I'd be roped in on a thing like that,. A» you? Say. I'd rather fac« n rirta squad. Look here, I thought you were a friend of mine!" a a a pAXTOX'S. expression was rather itieepish. "I knew you wouldn't want to do .It," ho admitted, "but I had toVprqmtse to ask you. It wts Ben Cam'eron's Idea." - "Then . tell Cameron he'll have to find another Tictiro, All my evenings next week aro definitely engaged." "All right, Dave. Til tell them that. Anything n«* this morn- "Not that I know of," Bannister told him. "Hay* you M*n Galney around." "Saw him a eouple of hours ago. You'd better aik Amtln. He may be abla to tell you wher« you can find-hira." Hut Biniiister did not r.ccd to ask >AuaUo wher* to look for Gainey. AA,Aeo•^ aa be stepped into the.city room he «*w ta» reporter. Gainer mt at a desk la a comer ot the room ao4, seated In a chair facing him. wa» a vonan. Bannister turned to the table on witch exchaoi* nnrtvapera from other cities 'wew piled. He »-ss not interested in Gainer's compau- ion.- Ii would prolMblj-b» only * few minutes before the Inlerile* was ended anyhow. Daunlator d« ctded to wait. He turned carelessly through tlie nesvspaper on lop of tbc pile. :urncd through Ihe second and then something caught bis eye. Ho was- deep In tlie marvels ol an indent temple recently discovered in Mexico wlten lie heard his nama, "Oh, Bannister!" H was Galney who had callcfA and now was motioning for him to come over to tho desk In the rner. Bannister crossed the rooui. He said. "Hello. What's up?" The woman beside Clainey looked up. Bannister saw that she was wearing n fcrown coat and brown hat witb an orange ribbon on it. tier face was raiser pretty, though it was too broad anj ker nose inclined to turn up. Her age, bo guessed, would be somewhere between IS and 28. Stiffly curled hair sliowed beneath her hat and tbe rouge on her cheeks had been applied In large pink circles. • a • f^AINEY said, "Miss Connor, this is Mr. Baimlslcr. I'd like him to hear what you've been tellius ~ic." The woman looked at Bannister and seemed to hostiMle. Her eyes returned to Gainey's. "Is ha on the paper, too;" slio asked. Goincy nodded. "Yes," ho sairl "He knows as much about tho case as I do." Ho turned to Bannister. "Miss Connor," he explained, "is a mafd at tlie Colcman's — Parker Coleman'e home. She's read about tho King murder in tlio Post and saw ray nama over tho stories. That's why she asked for me. She thinks slio knows something ot Importance—" Tho maid interrupted. She said, "I don't know whether it's !m portant or not. Aud I don't la-.^ft' if I should havo come here. Yi anyone finds out about It they'll fire me. I know they will!" "But nobody's going to find out about it," Gaincy reassured her. "I've already told you that. All I want you to do is to tell Mr. Bannister what you've just told me." Tho maid's largo blue eyes continued to regard Bannister doubtfully. At last slio said. "All right —but I don't think I should ha.vo come. I'vo thought about It all week, trying to make up my mind what was tho right tiling to do. I came dovn town this morning to see tho dentist and wlicn I passed this building and saw It was where the newspaper was printed I decided to como In." Both men were- silent, wailing for her to go on. "I wouldn't bave said anything to anybody," the mairt continued, her words coming more rapidly. "Only Sir. King was such n wonderful young man. I've got one of his pictures—autographed. I wrou and asked for> it aad right away ho sent thu picture. Wasn't that nice of. him! When 1 heard what had happened to him 1 couldn't hardly work or eat or Elecp or anything. 1 kept Ibfnklng how handsome ho looted ami tho sweet way ho sang! I saw him oncfl on tho street, too—with that Dcnlsc- I-ang." She paused and her oyca tu.rr.c4-* from ono of lier listeners to tba other.. "I was thinking about that," ih« said, "when it came to me. I mpan about what hapj>ea»d that night." '. .(To Be Continued)

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