The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 17, 1938 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 17, 1938
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PAGE (ARK.)} MONDAY, JANUARY i?, 1938 THE BI/KTHEVILLB COUHIEE NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publlster Bole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., iNew Yort, Chicago, De- Holt, St. Lpirts, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Kveiy .Afternoon Except Sunday "~ Bitcred us second class Dialer at the l>osl oIUcc at Blythcvlile ArXansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1511. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier to the CHy ot BlylhevJllc, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a rsdtus or 50 miles, *3.<K> tier year, $1.50 for six months, 15p for three months; by mall In postal oniDs two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. Wlmt Lies Behind Talk oj Monopoly? Apparently ,we are entering i'llo another era of' trust-busting—or at least talk of trusl-biistiiig. "PlayiiiK monopoly" seems about to become more pop- Itiar as a political game than it ever was as a parlor game. Perhaps it liUlti digging into theory, the philosophy, back of the monopoly discussion won't do any harm. Nobody defends monopoly. Everybody, capitalist or workmsyi, joins in the cry that it is wrong. Therefore it would seem to violate something ' which Americans generally regard as fundaments). What is llii.s fundamental idea? T!)6 general thought is very simple: If all goods are made by individuals who sell them in free competition with the goods of any other individuals aiming at the same market, the consumer will' get the break, lie will gel his goodj <at the lowest possible prices, because the competition between .sellers will constantly tend to force all prices down to the lowest point where the lowest-cost producer can make a profit. That is the theory, and up to now it is certainly true that it has viUisc'J a greater variety and quantity of goods to be distributed here among more people than any other system in any other country. Periodically there are great waves ,of-pro.tcat that iiionopblie.Tliave sprung up, destroying the coriipct)'Uvc lyinri- .|;u]c.,thnt is the heart ioLo^rjjiaiiuer of : doing tilings. That means'simply that one man or one organization has such complete control over the making and selling of one article that he can charge what lie likes, right up to the last cent people can pay. That is the theory. But like all theories, in practice it turns out to have been too simple. \y L . Ion;,' ago decided that some things must he monopolies. The nuisance of two competing street-car lines running down the same, street and two competing, telephones on every desk, had to be eliminated. We have never admitted the competitive theory internationally but have always set up tariffs (o keep foreigners from competing in our markets. In many fields we have removed labor from competition by setting up closed-chop "monopolies" of labor in certain fields; even the U. S. Supreme Court, has said thai' labor is not a commodity to be sold to tlic lowest bidder. Hecenlly we had the NRA, which permitted suspension of competition if certain other conditions were met. Still more recently we had the Guffcy- Vinson law suspending comjieUUoii in soft coal, and the Millcr-Tydings law permitting price-fixing by agreement in certain fields. The anti-trust laws, passed some 30 years ago to try to keep competition ell'crlive by making, "combinations in restraint of Iradc" unlawful, have been largely iiicll'eclive. i The object of the coming discussion of monopoly is to find out just what we want to do in regard to competition, and make laws that will do it. Tliey Came Back For the lOlh year, Alabama tries out its "Christmas parole" plan for "most worthy" prison convicts. IkHind only by "word of honor, maii- to-man" compacts with Gov. Bibb Graves and their wardens, the men and women were sent home for a Christ mas "vacation" of two weeks; at the end of which time they came straggling back to serve the rest of their sentences. Last year only seven out ot' several hundred failed to return. This year the record was belter. II proves that ,_ even men and women conviaccl of crime 'can be relied upon if given something to work toward, som,; incentive to belter conduct. The novel plan, already justified by 10 years of experience, is a bright spot on a penal system that still has altogether too many dark sides. Learning By Air A permanent system of radio education, with 150 school receiving sets as a "private network" to receive programs from a broadcasting system at school headquarters, is projected in Cleveland. This project, which awaits assigu- .incnt of a wave-length, is ;n'ade possible by the Rockefeller Foundation, as part of a study of education by radio. By making is possible for each board of education to make .up its own programs, just as it makes up the courses of study for its schools in the first place, much of the objection to radio education might be removed. The new plan would keep local control, yet afford all the advantages of "mass education" by car. Kdueators throughout the country will have an car cocked to catch the results of this system if and when it is mil into practice. Never .pop the question or ncccpt a proposal in Iho moonlight. Do it In the Gliulivj light of high noon.—Dr. W. C. Mather. Jr., Professor of Sociology, Krunkllu College. '1'lievc is no reason lor anxiety abroad in this matter. We slmll not be rabid.—King Carol II of. Rumania, explaining his altitude toward tlic Jews in his country. OUT OUR WAY By William SIDE GLANCES By George Clark YOU Bt CWJGFUL WITH THOSE FIRES DOWN THERE. ^^^^^f&' BORW THIRTY VEARS TOO SOOW 'Now I want you • to watch everything I do, Mama—in case you're left here alone with him some afternoon."! THIS CURIOUS WORLD I William rguson REQUIRES ABOUT AM HOUR TO EAT ENOUGH GRASS, AND REGRINO IT SUITABLY FOR. ASSIMILATION li 'TO- PRODUCE: tOPB.191s8YNUStlltfkCt.lwx IS INOT A CHESTMUT; GRAPEFRUIT IS NOT RELATED TO GRAPES; PEPPS3.-G.RASS IS NOT A GRASS; CALLA LILIES ARE NCTT LILIES ; A PINEAPPLE IS NEITHER. A PINE NOR. AN APPLE; ASPARAGUS FERJM IS NOT A FERJM, ANO/- ALLJC3ATORJ : PEARS. HAVE; Nt> AFRNITV' WITH EITHER. PEARS OR. ' ALLIGATORS COMMON names arc very misleading in the plant world Dol- vraod'is'onc thine in North America, but in England it is an entirely different plant, ami still another in the tropics. Although L or,ie of llic Lalin names are difficult, to pronounce, they are exact They classify Jn plant as .well as name it. NEXT:'How quickly can a ml right itself when dropped upsiO down? ichjstCfirlin the BY ADELAIDE HUMPHRIES »«, NEA CAST W CIIAUACTBtlS COXSTANCi: COM'"'—Ucroinei McbfKt tftrl In ^>i« «'orld. uaKT II All DUST V— hero I bridles builder. itouKtir un.isnox — Connie 1 * Ounce. KA'I'IU W.V.V—Connie's "double." * '1 * y**<eriiayi Jircl Juiil Knlle »r- rlvn ui tbv i-OHKUllcUcm fuuip u«d Immeiilulely Kitllv realizes the rcuKuu Cor the colil'itm lo CloUe'w welcome, ClIAPl'KR X CEVERAL weeks had passed, the snow had long since melted, the men were hack once more at work on Bret's bridge, and Connie was now an integral part of her surroundings. Each morning Bret called for her to drive the three miles lo the camp; cacli evening drove her back. Conine loved the excitement and bustle, the mule teams with their burly drivers, Ihe husky mountaineers with their sturdy muscles and soft drawling talk, (he whistle of the freight train, unloading stocl and materials, the log-cabin office with its old-fashioned wood stove, Pop Wallers with his shining gray hair and invariable package of snuff. Most ot all she loved the sense of being a part of the job, the feeling thai she, too, was helping to "build things," lo create. She could understand Orel's enthusiasm, why he felt that this was his work. She marveled now at that girl who had laid in the big Marie Antoinette bed, missing all the fresh loveliness of early morning, not caving enough about anything to want to get up, bored wilh life, sick of the endless round of social activity. That girl, this new Katie lilyn felt, had been a "softie"; she had never really lived at all. There had been so little justification Jor her existence. * * % QONNIE was not sure just when she had fallen in love with Bret Uardcsly. It might have been (bat first moment when he had handed her her glasses and she had looked into his dark eyes. Or perhaps it had happened when ho had tackled the bandit in the bus, and she had been afraid for him. Again this miracle may have taken place during that long night, driving over the mountains, sharing its beauty and silence. It did not matter. All she knew was that he was tlic man she loved. The only one she ever had loved. The only one she would ever love. She was glad that she had met him while she was Katie Blyn. Bret would never have looked at icr, let alone offered to help her, Jrought her inlo his own country, iven her work, accepted her as a companion and friend, had she Solves Shot From Autos On Icy Bayfield Sound C'.ORK BAY. Out. <UP)—Hunting olves by automobile Is the latest Jort on Manitculia island. Armed with rifles, drivers speed ;ross the eight-inch ice of Bay- cld Soinul and shoot the animals eforc they reach the shelter of the ei'ghbcring wocds. Willartl Witty of Gore Bay is .•edited with the first .tag of the utomobilc-wolf-hunting season. Ameican Spas Are as Good as Those Abroad if Selected With Great Caro (No. 425) BY DK. MORRIS FISIIIIKIN Ktlllor. Journal of Ihc American M c cli c :v 1 Association, nml of Hj-gfia, the Health Jluvu.ine Far too many Americanr, ti«licvc hnt foreign watering rrsnrts. s:ich r. thaw ,'cl Carlsbad, ciast-in and Vichy, have peculiar virtues '.viiich •xrc not available In the United States. .'• ActnMlv all Hint IhCic pliccs lavc.that oiir own spas anrt sjirinjs T net have Is a compWrly orjnn- zed* system of handling tho people wha'.ccmc. so as to gel Uic utmost value (o heallh. •°-r »rd oltni in this country the spas'are.exploited cither as special places for the wealthy or «s pana- ceas'and cure-alls beyond any possible usefulness. Dr.,Bcm»rri Pantus emphasized that human bc-hujs have had '"Ith in mineral water since the i beginning ot nimc. Whenever a ! spring was discovered mmc-body! lasted 'the water, if HIP u-;it c r tasted good, it was tifod hy the bcalthv. If it. tasted bud. it was figured that it might IK useful for those who felt bad. If It not only ta.stod bad but smcllcd bad, it was supposed to have even stronger powers. With the development of modern ohoin- •>v tnpM of these wntrrs were be simple combinatj. :il , 0 C well-kno»ir mineral salts. 'ihe next step was to put the water with the salts in hottfe so that Ihe person could s et at home p-Tvthlng that he could get at the springs. Taking such water at home is nol Ihc came as taking it nt the nprin?". however, because when one yisitr the ro=orl he gctc not only tin water, but also a vnration, ?. diang of scene, habits, routine, and ell te, and with it all the belief tha he is doing something good for lit health. Person;; U.-M9 cio better in a warm climate should choose a health re sort in a warm climate. Those sly do well in the absence of certnii pollens or plants, la which the may be sensitive, should choose health r«,ort where these plant and pollens are scarce. Far too often, mineral springs i the United States have been dcvel oped ns gambling resorts, sportin places or amusement resorts rathe than primarily as health resorts There are about 2000 places i the United states which ha\ springs of more or less medlcina value. If a complete study of sue resorts were made, so that we coul know exactly what they have t offer, there would be increased demand hy the public, for their prescription by the medical profession. been (he beautiful, spoiled heiress to $70,000,000. It lie fell in love with her .. . "All that women think of is romance," Bret had said. Bui Connie had predicted that Ihc day would come when he would find time to think of romance too. She saw the first signs, already. A new look in his dark eyes when they met hers, the way he helped her over rough places, as though she were something fragile and precious. Tlie grim sel of his nice mouth that day when one of Ihe men had spoken roughly to her over a difference as to the number of loads he had checked in. The flush of deep crimson stealing up into his face at sight of Tim Randy, the state policeman, pompous and important in his handsome uniform, hanging about Connie's desk and trying to make a "date." Oh, yes, Connie saw all the signs—and her heart quickened, her own blue eyes grew brighter, her pulses raced. * * * r rilERE was only one flaw in (bis happiness, one person who had refused to accept Connie as one of them, make her "at home"; Eloise ivilh her flaming hair, .worn in a coronet of thick braids, her reticent manner, her eyes, watchful and wounded. For Eloise, too, sa\\ '.hesc signs in Ere!, recognized them. Siic, alone, recognised oilier things as well. She saw thai Connie's black dress, which she won on special occasions, was cntircl. different from the navy suit the had been Katie BIyn's. The blac' dress had an air. It shouted Pari- even though Connie had rippc the label out. It made her loo like a princess. Eloise, cleaning Connie's roor one day, came across somelhin else. The dinner ring and tii emerald brooch and the strand c matched nearls. She gave a gasp of amazcmeii' examined them more carefully slipped them back under the fin hand-sewn linen undergarment where they had been hidden. Tha night when she had a momen alone with Bret in the big cheer ful kitchen, where they otter, gathered, suddenly she asked ao abrupt question: "Do you know who Katie Blyn really is, Bret?" "Do I know who she is?" Bret looked up from the stove at which he had been poking. "Why of course. At least I know all that's necessary. Why do you ;ask?" "It doesn't matter," Eloise said in her quiet way. "I—just wondered." "You must have liad some rea- son for asking." Bret looked puz> ' zled. "Sec here, Eloise," he got to his feet, stood in Jront of her. You don't like Katie, do you? You, haven't made friends v:ith her." t * t ITLOISE'S eyes would not meet his. "I don't make friends easily. You know that, Bret. You arc perhaps the only real friend I have." "But you need a friend like Katie, a girl. She's tried to be friends with you; she likes you, Eloise. She's told me so." Tlic girl did not say anything; "y she was looking info the firf < rocking back and forlli slowly, Then, "Why did you bring her here?" she asked. "I don't believe she's what she pretends to be. She')] never be one of us. I wish she'd go back where she belongs. I hate her!" "Eloise!" His face was dis- ircssed; he dropped on one knee beside her cliair, look both her hands in his. "You shouldn't say that. . . . You must have some! reason. You must (ell me what it "I haven't anything to tell you." She withdrew her hands from his, her underlip trembled painfully; she would not meet his eyes. "I just know lhat I wish she'd never :omc here. And lhat there is, something about her that is secret, lomething she does not want us to md out." "But that's ridiculous!" Bret de- larcd. His tone was almost angry, ediaps he realized that, for tha ext moment he put an arm round her shoulders. "You lustn't feel that way," he mur- ui'rcd against the shining crown- i her coppery hair. "You have •o right ..." Eloise wrenched herself free, / ushcd him fiercely away. She calized now—too late—that slip lad done the last thing she had •,'ished to do; awakened Bret to :is (rue feeling toward this girt :e had brought home with him. I suppose I have no right," she aid bitterly. "But just the same 'm going to tell you my reasons low. I think your fine young 'viend if masquerading, maybe .mder an assumed name. I think she's hiding more than the jewels I came across, accidentally, in her room. 1 think she's a pretender— worse—a thief ..." "How dare you say that?" Con- : nie asked from the doorway. Her head was flung back, defiant and proud, her tone contemptuous, her blue eyes cold as an icy. blue lake. Now they met Beet's: "' ' ' ".' -"And you," sMc asked, "do you think (hat about me; too? 1 !' ; . • / (To Be Continued) Orleans Boy, 12, Hailed as Great Tenor at neighborhood entertainments. One night George McQueen, local songwriter and master of cereuvj- nies. heard Tommy and took him under Iiis tutelage. A New Orleans philanthropist who heard Tommy sing observed that his voice was as "clear as a bell of an Irish countryside." The sportsman, anonymously, Ls send- i ing the boy on a tour on which he ' will have a chance for national recognition. New Brunswick Again Attacks Old Dcbl Law NEW ORLEANS (UP1-Becaira 2-year-old Tommy Scanlon. a policeman's son, liked to cheer iccple in the neighborhood with his enor voice he will have a chance o sing before New York. Chicago nd Hollywood (alcnt scout*. Tommy, who lias a voice rated by xperts as equal to that of Bobby Brcen, was always obliging and sang FREDERICTON, N. B. (UP) — Motivated by Attorney General J. B. McNair, plans are underway to ren- ovale New Brunswick's antiquated oiw, law. long ridiculed by lawyers and social workers as the one on which creditors so hounded Dick- cns's immortal Micawber In "Etovid Copperfield." Amendments to the act. said to br the only one in existence in Ihc civilized world, were clvintrd lo permit legislative officials lo attend the coronation last .spring. Agitation against the statute has been underway for the past 20 years, sponsored by the New Brunswick Barristers Association. The clause under attack permits the creditor not only to obtain an execution against the goods of the debtor, but to obtain an execution against his body also. In St. John, largest city in the province, an average of six persons are jailed monthly for debts. Boaiman Burns Craft, Hoping to End Jinx RODEO, Cal. (OP)—Glen Hilton, Sacramento boatman, knows when he's had enough. When his motor- Ixrat beached here, drenched it with gasolin ed iii a match. "Let it alone," lie shouted to would-be rescuers. "It's bad luck. It nearly killed me a couple ot times." The boat burned to water's edge. en ins motor- s he got oitL | line, and to:. [ ISJ OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to nuke formal announcement of (he following candidates for public office, subject, to the Dcmocralic primary Augur-t 9. For County 'Treasurer R. L. IFULLY) GAINES For Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON UMP-FJJFF -F ._._v~ &<3&~D, MR . BLITZ./ -SO FEARED \e> OP HOOPLE THAT MOME AMOWC5 THE CRIMINAL ^'. ELEMENT DARE RISK TME THAT AM IMPERSONATION OP OKIE OP MY MEM 'WOULD BRIMS UPOM HIM"— KAR-R.\OU DOUBT MY IDENTITY, HOWEVER. X CAKI f CRIA-ISOM \m { -I er/i n.lrv-7-^, i r— -yffl RAT'S MA3AH ALL RI6HT, MiSTAH AM'S KWOWBD HIM PO' TGN "f.\ THAT REP FLAT- v». AKOUMn P1SS1PATE AMY DUBIETY. WITH PAPERS OM /AY PERSOM f

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