BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS COURIER NEWS tHt COURIER NEWS CO ?' PUBLISHERb ••',, O R, BABCOCK, Editor P. W HAWKS, Advertising VJsila«*r 'Sole NtUoiuil Advertising'Representatives: ^Arkansas Dailies, Inc.,:.New York, Clilcago, petrolt, St Louis, Dallas, Kansas Citj, Little Bock • Published-Every, Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered »s second class matter at the post < office at BljthevUle, Arkansas, under net of Congress October -S,'.1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By earner In .the city or Blythcville, 15c l«r week or $6.50 : per year in advance. • By mail within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1,50 for six months, SSc for three months; by mail in postal zones two to sis, Inclusive, 15.50 per jear, 'In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year,'payable In advance. Machines and Men Trying to iigiire but some way of solving: the unemployment problem has provided a sharp headache for more th;in. one American'in the last few Usuallj, with furrowed brow, the figurer lets it go by referring to what looks like a perfectly undeniable f«ct —that if .we could only get general business activity Taack to the level of 1928 or 1929 the .'unemployment problem ,would take ;cajrc of itself. t Now, however," it develops that even this loophole' may • be closed, Foitune Magazine, after-a survey of the whole field..^declares bluntly tliiit a painful and critical unemployment problem is going to be with us even after good times have returned. The arch-villain, it/finds, is that peculiar spectie, technological unemployment— the kind of unemployment that comes not because'times are bad but because machinery does the work that men used to do . .. • ''Even though pre-dcpression production were resumed oil Jan. 1, 1938," remarks Fortune, "there would still remain 'an unemployed population variously estimated at four to six million" • '*.'..•» ' » •' Nor is this . the worst .of it. The magazine predicts that the mechanization of industry will continue, \yith.eveii inoie sinking displacement of 1 'tinman laboi, in the:future. 1 If 70-workers today do the work that 100 men did in 1910, in 1947 the same will be clone by 40: workers. . Heie, as Fortune .points out, is a problem that exists quite independently of the depression; a problem tlmt will grov. progressively more acute in years 'to. come and that will be vexatious long after ,this depression has passed into history. It may be, indued, "the fundamental problem of our civilization," more \ ital even than the tripartite conflict between democracy, communism and fascism. And so far we have hardly so, much as glanced at it. We arc reaching the end of a long epoch; something new! and terrifyingly strange is about to begin. It is time we devoted our'best thought and energy to the question how we are going to meet it.' —Bruce Gallon. The Schoolboy's Dilemma V Whatever else it did, the recent presidential election at least created, ono more problem for the .school boys of future years. It created one more "pair" of presidents for them to worry over. So far there have Inu'ii two of these pairs. There have been two presidents named Adams, and two presidents named Harrison—and a fine time school boys have had trying to remember which, in eiich pair, was which; whether it was John Adams who was John Quincy Adams' father, or vice versa, and whether it was William Henry Harrison or Benjamin Harrison who was "Old Tippecanoe." A couple of decades ( hence school boys will be trying to remember which Hooaevelt was which. In 1952, very likely, school examination papers will record that .Franklin Roosevelt fought in the Spanish War and that the famous Teddy, defeated President Hoover in the 1932 presidential race. Death Goes A-Hunting Tlie fall limiting season is on now in most stales; and already the annual reports of accidental shootings have begun to pour in, in a number which .almost leads one to classify hunting as an extra-hazardous occupation, . ' • . In many sections, especially near the big cities, tlie country seems to be so thickly settled that it is almost im- .. possible to hunt without undergoing l a heavy risk. But most of the casualties seem, to arise from the fact Ihat many of our ardent hunters are. meii who simply\do not know how to handle firearms. There is nothing, in tlie least dangerous about tramping through the woods with a loaded gun—if you know just how to handle it. If you don't, however, there arc a lot of ways in' which you cmi conic to grief. Hunting would be a lot "less risky if the • man who isn't perfectly familiar with • firearms would dccidc:to stay home and get his thrills by vending a book. J SIDE GLANCES By George Clark SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, The Editor'* Letter Box The Courier News Is In iicolpt ol a letter signed "One c/T the Hungry Taxpayers Who Happens to Not Be an Ex-Soldier," protesting against the proposal to Give former service men preference In the allotment, of the $15,CM R. P. C. relief loan to ttiis county. ' The Courier News will gladly publish this letter If the writer will • furnish us with his name and address. We do not publish anonymous communications, but will withhold names from pub llcatlon when requested. —The,, Editor. try "My mother wishes to visit some nice, comfortable coun- y that isn't planniny any wars right away." Harvard Class of 1982 Will Average 6 Feet Tall CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UP)—Harvard men of the class of 1882 will average more than six feet in height, if the current trend Is maintained, The average Harvard man today stands 5 feet, 10 1-10 Inches tall—l 1-3 inches taller than his father, and weighs 149% pounds whereas his father weighed but 141 1-3. These statistics, assembled Him more than 18.000 measurements of Harvard men and their fathers by research students in anthropology reveal that the present generation of Harvard men U one of the tallest groups In tne world. As far as can be determined, their average height Is surpassed only by thai o the adult males of the Sara, a Central African trlb; averaging 5 feet II',4 Inches in h'jight. Diphtheria Took Ghastly Toll Before Antitoxin's Discovery This-Is the first of a writs of six articles by Dr. Flshbcin on the prevention, and. treatment, of.'diphtheria. • .. * « - . BY DR. MORRIS FISH8EIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, .ami of I)y- gcla, the Health Magazine No one who has seen a child sul- ferfng in the advanced stages" of diphtheria and who has theri'seen .lie marvelous effects of a suitable takes' a- smear from,.the. throat and sends it to the health department, which then studies the -germs to see tf.thcy are the germs of diph- thrla'.;.-.-. By 'tiUng- a .smear,• one means merely-.the-introduction Into the throat ol some cotton on the end of a stick,-\vhich collects n small portion''of .the infected material. This-is:deposited on a .preparation which permits the germs to remain alive until they can.be studied. The depression hns Increased the interest of the public in nnisic and other fofnis of entertainment. Oppressed by cares and worries, they seek relief—an outlet. —Jascha Helfelz, virtuoso. * .>r,'..» * If crime were to 'cease/the judicial system would be disrupted and . thousands o( iicople thrown out of work. —Herbert E. Wilson, former preacher, serving UEc term lu Sail Quentin prison, California, for murder. * * * You cannot go en a world cruise without banging into America. • —George Bernard Shaw, English ilramntlst. * * ' *• _ Thank God I'm n private citizen nntl can do as I like. 1 don't even liayc to shave any more. —James J. Walker, former mayor of New York. * • *• . * Disarmament is the most difficult question faced since the Stone Age. How can we get aloir.; without nnns In n, world which has used ' Ihcm forever? —James T. Sholwell, profes- scr of history, Columbia University. OUT OUR WAY Williams dose of antitoxin given .c^rly- in the disease can fail to appreciate what a tremendous blessing 'tins discovery hns been for mankind. In a recent novel called "The Marriage of Simon HarpeiVJJ by NclLBell, appears an account''^!, a diphtheria epidemic in n small town in England in the period just preceding the discovery o( diphtheria antitoxin. The. author depicts graphically the child who. .Is severely infected by this disease.-". The condition begins with a sirs throat and with'repeated attempts to expel Hie inembrarie that forms in ttc throat,','by .'spitting. It "i the disease continues there 'are severe paralyses which prevent swallowing and which injure, the heart. There comes that period when breathing becomes impossibb, ani finally there Is'death. In an earlier dny, when diphtheria tcok a ghastly toll, the phy- ' sician frequently would \K cal^-!d In the middle of the night to the bedside .pf a gasping chikl. Then ho would cither suck the msm- brnne from tlie throat by moutli- to-mouth suction or .through n tube if one was available. In severe cas;s he sometimes oi«ncd the windpipe surgically so as to permit the child to breathe through the throat beneath the membrane. Then came the great discorery by the German, Vou Behring. and by Roux, a pnjll of Pasteur, that nn antitoxin could be prepared which would overcome the poisons of this disease. Since that time, there have been developed preparations called tox- ln-nntltoxrn and toxokl which can bo injected into children very early in life and which will give them Immunity, or protection, against being infected with diphtheria. NEXT: How.diphtheria is. spread Read. Courier News Want Ads. Dakota 'Hoppers Face Excellent "Season' BISMARCK, N. D. (UP)—North Dakotans today looked forward t( grasshopper crop fully equal ti that of last year unless unfavorable conditions develop. P. D. But cher, state agricultural college en loinologlsl, said. Butcher recently has complete' a trip through every county in th state where he made soil tests fo possible grasshopper infestatlo next year. Soccer Attracts Swedish Fans STOCKHOLM CUP)—Associatio football, or soccer, attracted mor than a half million spectators a over Sweden curing the fall foot ball season, just ended. The gate re ceipts amounted to nearly 2,000,OC krciior. , j THIS CURIOUS WORLD MAN HAS THE MOST EXCElUNT EVES OF ALL MAMMALS 1 , M THE DANU6HT... ABE FAR INTERIOR TO THOSE OF MOST OTHERS. CW HEARAWOfW, INSIDE ATREE LW&/ 85O MILES' of JICKERTAPE ABE USED IN ONE DAY IN THE WALLSTREET DISTRICT. OiMi»r Keen is the eyesight of man, but it does not begin to compare with! that of birds. A bird's sense of hearing, also x ;js far superior tol that of man. An owl can hear the squeak of a mouse at a dis-l tance of W^ards, and robins locate worms in the ground by sound.! Man, unlike-most other mammals, relies almost entirely en vision! to keep him out of harm's way, therefore he does not need a| highly developed sense of smell and hearing. CHURCH EXCUSES BY GEORGE W. BARIUM, Thou shall not take vengeance nor bear any grudge; but thoii shall love thy neighbor as thyself. Leviticus 19:18 Did you ever think just how many plans may bo changed or how much harm may IM done when someone fails to keep a promise? We made a big and biding promise when we joined the church and to!d Jesus we would adopt his \vay ol life and accept his teachings. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Committee. ember doing it. On« el the oral THAT A BAD CRACW IM CA<S.TiV4' V4E C'M FiU_'vT UP A-MEM \NEX\_ In 1833, shortly after Pasteur had announced his discovery of the germ causation ot dissnse. Kiebs and Loftier isolated the germ? that cause diphtheria. These germs arc known as'dip!: therm bncilli. They arc found In the membrane which appears in the throst of a person infected with diphtheria. To determine whether or not in- fcctlcu Is present, ttc plwsiclau IM WORK! OM -n-lP\T IF HE LETS THAT GO -THRO ' AM ' VAt'L-U HAVE TO BE. UTfiJE TO BIG-. , V4O CAM <=>TAV1D ' OCM : oor OF v_ A TOB. Answers on Tagc 5 AY ,VMOS r^ARODY, eldeily e»a«ln ot I.INU.V A V Kill I,I., fall, lo fcl« tlralb" (rtim Ihc xccanll floor bnl» rnny '«i <bc ilvctjllft* L«BB Ilitjivd hump, l.lnda rcnclit* blM jaiit be- £nrr lie rflr», In tftue to krar him Kn^p, *>1lc iimlif d me—1" ' ' I.lnrin* xcalJxlnK licr coasin hm& irlrU Co^ltiriicr ke \Tnn •idTdcrrd. runbr* upjitnlrm. to the balconr. Munenne Ktr|»A behind bcr. 1rir« to Ktr.niiKlc Jirr nnJ «he fall*. !• 11 laliil. Her knilinuj, TOM. »cr» her fnll nntl ruxhm In her. There nre four KMCKII In &kc houic and they All npprar. The crnealB arei Mil. SI ATI,AM)rn, hn^lnr.. amoelnte .'1'Tanffi CAPTA1.N DC VOS. knnj- nunir nelglin; JIAUVIN .PH.ITT. formr» Nnilor of T.lnda'si n*< l.IAM SHAliOnVnSSEY, Iriah urilfr. Karli o* them have qaar- rrlcd »lih Coilln Amoi. l>lt. I'AHSONS tnkcx chnrsr. II [ft nxaumed CoHlIn Amo* 1 dcnlh ivna fierldental nntl tbr.t l.inil.i l.llntfi! from ikcKk. When ike la r.lllllljr nhle lo lell Tnm >vhnt hnn- lirncJ nhe l<rr>Dndc« him Hint (ury iiiuil keep llic fonr frar.^ta «ilh tlu-in nnlll 1hpy tltarnvcr «hi> In the tniir^rrer. Tliey nrr nncx- ]Tr(cJlr nldca 'In thin i>ln IIH. IIOYI.!'.. olCrlnl meillcnl ex- nnilnrr. arnJ^ wnril tknt evcrynne In the hnr*e Mvitt reRinln until he ha* que-it'onrd Ikrm. ILoyle n Hulling ulp ant earn not relnrn fur aeTernl hnnrfl. Turn nnd l.lnan iHnrnia Ike «lt- n:itlon. Turn «ny.« rrntc Is the nnlr o:ir nKnlntl whoiH ihry rirllnlle nrrDinllim«; • Undn < M C)It, Tea. we have. Agnlnit Atlttr ninn!' 1 NOW «;n ox WITH Tin: sronv CflAPTEIl XVIII 'POM showed his surprise. "Will * do you mean?" lie "Don't you rcmemlier what yo told me about Mr. ShaiiBlineascy! I.liida.was denrtly In earnest no "Tom, why should ho bo up tlie much less prowling around? hour botoro you'd helped him u the .stairs—drunk!" "Well, not exactly d r u n liiuks." "N'car enough! Did you see h start to unrticss?" "No. I didn't need to slay. ry biU of routine that simply icsn't register either way." "You said you didn't see him to nl." "You mean lie could have fol- wed me?" "No, not cractly. But I was inking that lie might have itched you from the window. He uld liave noticed that — it you'd st hurried in- and left the door ncn." * • * OM made a gesture of wcail- -*• ness and distaste. "Well, granting he got Into the ouse and threw the old man over 10 balcony, how could he clioke ou and then show up on tho ter- ace as I came up?" "Ho could — that's Just what I was figuring." Her volco was exited, her oyes bright. "Look, Tom, you wcro climbing on the aft — you saw me wave and a man cliimi me — and you dove. While on were In tho air or under water ic could step over me, run across lio little balcony and Into the nursery. It's empty and the nur scry casement opeus at a touch By the time you were Bwimmlng L — " "I see what you mean, You tliink ?ratt came across the hal iftenvards. But then, ninks wouldn't ShauEhncsscy have bee uRlit in the nursery?" "Not at all. It's right opposit llio door to tho service stairs. H could slip across tho linll, dov; them, through the pantry 8Dd kitchen — the girls weren't stlnlng tlicn — out tho side door and come around on the front lawn and meet you, cool as a cucumber — " "And surprised to see me there! Yes, you're right — In point ot lime anyhow, ho certainly could." Tom whistled softly, "lint. Dinks but bet orf we brought you here." * * .* OR tho iast moment or two he had spoken vaguely, as 1C his thoughts were elsewhere. Now he broke the short silence hesitatingly. "Linda— I can't exactly place It — but there's something — " "Something you saw?" "Yes, from the float. There was something about that man — " "When you saw him standing ehiud mo?" "It was only a second, you was tirod myself nnd ho was able to navigate all right. Gosh, it seems a month ago Instead ot this very morning!" "I was thinking—lie'd bean drinking, Tom, and ho was quarrelsome, even the littlo I tee." could —why not simply go hack to the Garage?" Tom's • frown ot concentration stopped her. "You know, Linda, I can't remember locking that door last nlglU." ."The front door when we came In? -I didn't ECO—oh, of course, you came up later after you took him over." "Yes. I was hot and tired and pretty '••oil jangled as to nerves I—j_ ]>y our del'^l'.tful guests. Wanted to feet my clothes oil v and get to l)C.l — " "You don't usually forgot." "I may net have. Jus'. Mu't ;: Her faco fell, then lightened, "llravado, as you said of Marvin. And the Irish do love to show off." "You certainly do dislike that man. rton't you, Rinks?" "I don't like any of them any loo well. And now about the other two?" "Yes—cither ot them—" "You said they both came into tho room? Did you notice where they cams Irom?" "Where—oh, I see! If the one who did It escaped by way o( the nursery he'd come from that end of tha hall. But Stat!»nder~ Is down at this end already. That would b3 » give-away only It It were DeVos." "I know, t Just thought you might have noticed the direction from which they each came." "Kevor thought ot It. Too busy wltli you—aud besides, niy bach wai to ths door. They Just up know. But I have a queer hazy eeliiig there was something not uite right about his looks. Just he effect as ho stood there." "Oh, Tom, try to think!" "I am trying hut It doesn't ome." She waited hopefully. Ho shook lia head. "Sorry! Can't.get It." "It'll come when you least expect It," said Linda comfortingly ittle guessing how long dcterrei! —how very nearly loo long—thai sudden memory would ho. "We can settle that later. Now we must flx our stories so that the: agree on the accident and wha happened after. We must know exactly what we're going to say— about every single point." "Linda, have you thought o this? Cousin Amos spoke to you Tho man was overhead and'mlgh have hoard. In that ease he'd see through tho whole yarn. We'd give ourselves away completely." Sue jiond«rod this. "I don't thlnlt there was a chance ot that. Cousin Amos barely v.-hispered. It was all I could do to hear, with my ear right down to his mouth. I did gasp 1'; name—that gave awsvy that I was thero but anyone two teet away wouldn't have known he spoke. No, I think that's a» right. I can bluff that Hi rough. CHE thought that »v«r. "Fores of babH. We used to have it before-we moved in hero and I was so rattled that 1 went there without thinking." "That's not very strong, Binko." "Hysterical women do things Iols_ queerer than that. Well, to go "back, I dashed In—saw the balcony rail torn away and dropped In a dead faint." "No mention ot tho thing round your neck?" "No. But that's dangerous, too —I couldn't help feeling'that." "There's another weak spot. Why not say you foit as if yoa ere choking—" "Yes—and I'll describe It as it imagined something went around my neck—" Their eyes met. "We're taking an awful chance, Binks." Why, Tom? Yon said yourself that a man like that .was—was Now, ho.v does this sound for my story? quite all right after he had the— the explosion. And if none of them has the sense of being suspected or watched, the ono that did it won't become Irritated all over again." , "Ye-cs. But, Binks, promise mo this. Don't stir from tho placej nlono with one. Don't fall for suggestion to go off in the b or through the treea to the club, nr anywhere out of resell—instant each. On tho lawn or in ths ouse, you're in calling distance a lot ot people but It you go ny further be sure ftt least two [them are with you--then you now it can't be both!" I see. You think there's still anger." I know It. Want to back out, Dinks? It isn't too late." She shook her head. "We're in for it, and we can do t. You're to talk business with .,!r. Stallandcr after luncheon? Then he's your first victim. It "I lind come down from tills room, hurrying after yon, and the hotly hit tho terrace just ss I cam< out. I dnslicd forward and called him but he was dead—" "In that case, you should have stayed thcro till help came." "I couldn't he sure ho was dead He might have hecn unconscious And at that time in the morning help doesn't Juat come—you hav to go get It. I rushed ID to—t telephone—" The telephone's downstairs 1 the hall. You would have stoppe there." "Yes. Well, niy first aid sup Mr. DoVos Is going right over to lie Stoncrs either Marvin or tho Irishman wili be mine. We'll havo ea on the lnwn at 4:30 and can :hen probably shift partners, talk ;o them separately again, and you and I can meet and compare notes while we dress for dinner. They all expect to have O'nucr here, don't they?" "Yes. My guess Is that Boylft will arrive between 6 and 7 and wo don't Xnoir how Ions he'll delay matters. Then, It you want, you can suggest they carry out the former plans for the evening," "We'll do that when the time comes. It all depends now on. bandagy anrt anything I could lay my hands ou." "Theji how did you gel Into his go down, Tom. timo is enough at best and we can't begin oxirvork too scion!" CTo lie Cor-Hmicil) '
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