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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 26, 1939
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BLYTHKV1LLE (AliK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE .COURIER NEWS ", > •• THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' < . H. W. HA1NES, Publisher J. ORAHAM SUDBURY, Editor 1 , PAMUEL F, NOBRIS, Advertising Mannscr 6o!e National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, 8t. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, 'Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as : second class matttr at l!ic post- office flt.BlyUieville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, ,1017. Served Jjy the United Press. .SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in (he City, of Blythevllle, 15o per »eek, ,at 65o per month. By mall, within a rndtus of 53 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 15o tor three months, by mail in postal 'isones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven nucl eight, $10.00 pef, payable in advance, , All Eyes Turned Itnvwd, Please This imty bo Lhc lime I'ov Americans to take (heir eyrs oft' Ktiropo nicnwii- ' Ifti'ily and examine a few things Hint liuve been forgotten in tins country. It lias been inevitable -llial attention should stray -from internal problems while a major conllict was taking slmi"-' clsewhorc..i!i .theworld, but American all'airs aire .still us momentous as they always were and demanding oJ' llio s>amc careful scrutiny. Overshadowed by war Inil not forgotten in the general -world incleu are the old-age pension plans blossoming in various forms throughout the na' lion. In a comparatively short limo, the demand for legislation to incut the needs of the aged has .arisen from an inaudible voice to an insistent, racks'.. There is no debate on the moral prin ciplc involved—tlie proper care of needy aged. There is considerable <Iit- fcrence of opinion as to how this goal i-r. should be .reached. %Lj ' . j£jR Many states are .currently..wrestling fjrfvidi old-age pension plans. California ^j'has its "Ham and'-Eggs"- scheme with fyls -"$30-ISvery-ThurS(lay" and Ohio f*has its Bigelow plan. Texas is ti-yinj,' otil a system and Colorado is presenl- !y administering a $<!5..monthly miui- mmn ])Biision for which all IIUKOIIS over 60 years of ago arc eligible. ' Most of the plans now before the voters—and the few in effect—arc "outgrowths of the Townseml plan which still has, an enormous following. The chief bar lo the payment of pensions higher than the §80 grant, common in mast states, is the raising of sufficient funds. Colorado is reporting all kinds of difficulties in meeting (he §45 payment. Relief, allowances have been cut, taxes have been .increased, school expenditures have been minced —and the slate is still incurring a ilcfi- ' L'it in paying its 40,000 pensioners. The citizens of this country mignt also turn to the drouth-stricken farmers. 1 It is estimated that 115,001) (ami- lies are in urgent need of immediate help in 30 different stales because -of Ihe severe autumn drouth. To meet this situation, a group ol" congressional leaders has formed an unofficial committee and is .studying method.'; of bringing-relief to these farin families. KoLh those matters—pensions nml drouth—are more important lo tins country than war at the moment. Roll) must be taken up dispassionately, without the influence of war hysteria. OUT OUJ< WAY - THURSDAY, .OCTOBER ,2<u,'" 1$39 War on Disease The battle against disease gtios on slowly, relentlessly, in the end usually productive,of new .developments to.lQK-' sen the annual loll of lives. Once in a while, scientists aiming for one result, stumble accidentally upon another, totally clilTcrent from but 'as significant as the one they sought. Something like that happened when a^Vashington physician used Ihc new drug, stilfapyridine to combat pneumonia germs. The doctor's patiniH was also infected with influenza germs, and the drug destroyed not only the pneumonia bacteria but the infl'iicira 1 . germs as well. Subsequent experiments by the U. S. : Riblic Health Service have borne out the theory that sulfapyridine tail be used effectively against influcnxa. But scientists are unwilling to accept the findings as definitive until exhaustive research has been completed. At .all events, -there is some reason to believe that important progress has been 'made. The drug must be used with considerable care, and it will probably be some time .before it is generally accepted. But the discovery may bo the beginning of a fresh battle on inlluema. t 11 Sini[>!e Life SUure than 100,000 persons will galb- er on a farm near Lawrence, Kan., on Nov. 3 to watch, not a world's heavyweight title light nor -a championship football game, )ml ;i coriihtisking tournament. Nobody has ever bothered to count the fans who .(lock annually to the. Corn Belt Derby, but estimates have run as high as 130,000. No other typo of-'conical :luw-ever attracted as many people. The size .o.C the corn-husking following becomes even more remarkable when it is considered that the tournament is held away from metropolitan centers. It is refreshing in a framed world, l« sit-back for a moment and consider this enthusiasm for a simple sport. A little more'' of (his could do no harm. The world needs more coruhusking c o,,. tests, more spelling bees, more 'hog calling lournamentK—it needs' to laugh, and to cull joy from sports mud) simpler than those involving 87-miUi- melcr guns and GOO-lon tanks. SO THEY SAY The till of i-ighlfl Hn , t5l llRVC bcc|1 n , Jlltcr pill lo (ho exnloilers of Ihnt day. The rights of man, asserted, are hard mc'rticlnc lor.nbn- slvc IK-H nnd necncics in any sjencvalion.— acn- utor Elberl D. Thomns (Dem., • Ulali). Our entering tltis war would mciin thai amkl not got buck t 0 ., ,i 0l - mil) Anisricaii for a generation -alter R ended, and the definite possibility that om- •political system would be Krimk, chiminaii o. O. I'. * We have v. choice between two evils. We ran lukc one course and help Kitlw, or Mi", other and help Orcal Britnln and Ki-iii;cc.-Sciiittur Sherman .Mlulan (Ucrn., liulv Ilieve l.s economic :>nd wrecked,-Dr. Olciin I', program couiuiitter. Dcn'i wjilk like a (iirck. a diick. From (he knees up our Amnicnn women arc eorucoH!,. but Hie Ihcy use Ilicir tecl is liorrlblc.—Ma SG>I. sociiil etiQiiet dictalor. "arjjcry SIDE GLANCES by GaJbrtfth ff-T • cora:ini BI HE* SMVICE. inc. T.H tea u. s.PAT.err. "No, I'm not saying 1 like it jusl because I'm bored and wmil to gel out ot jieic—I really like it—y • SERIAL STORY JOAN OF ARKANSAS BYJ£RRY.BRONDFIELD IM ». HE A. fCftVlcC, INC. THIS CURIOUS WORLD 8y William Ferguson SCIENTISTS SAY HUMAN BEINGS LOSING; SENSE OF SMELL BUTTERPL.IES, AAAON& THE MOSF BAR -SIGHTED .OP IMSEC.TS, SEE AAOVE- /V\ENTS' ONLV FIVE OR SIX r-GET AVA/AY. I/VMTATIONS .ARE SOAAETI/VyBS BETTER THAN THE GENUINE ARTICLE. ANSWER: Right, hi labmv.lorics; ;uc by nature. In the scientific world, many products made far superior to ihc genuine article produced 1 NKXT: Our humorous Iiumcrus! I U'c? IVi (M icndlincss t.ivrs j AUMSVIL(,K. Orr. i.UPI—"fio:tl I neighbor" doings still cxht in the | West ns they did in curly plmiccr tluys. When William Oorgey's burn burned, locul volnniccns took u -week oil mid helped him build 'a new combination barn and poultry dam In tht: world. .Engineers excavated '.110 fcc-l ;bcfore strik 1 rock. foinr.Uions .firm enough to anchor the dam. VKK'l'lMlDAYl Kajf OrciilKcr uliiK tjtr lL<»uei'omIl!K "luce" el<-f- lliHi. Krllk iluena'l (?<•! In from Ite i-i'lflmnluu until IfW. Wfh- ln-r IH uiiKry, Itilt'r hlnni*'l Joan lo lirolCKl Ihiil nlic itlll krr» K'{* im-ny Ironi Ita'a, CHAPTER XIV ^ HIGH-GEARED Tech steamroller crushed West Virginia that Saturday and started preparation for (he homecoming with VanderuiU. "Won't he able lo sec you al all this week," Keilh told Joan in class Monday. "Slocum is going absolutely punch-nutty. Honest, the poor guy is going around muttering to himself. Why, his wife has forbidden him lo drive the car because he can't get his mind off football. She's afraid he'll wrap himself around a Iree while trying lo dope out a new play." Keith shook his -head dolefully. "He's got us eating, thinking.and- dreaming football. And Hint means there'll be no homecoming dance for us Friday night. We thought maybe (lie Old Man would let us show up for a half hour or so hut he,'s afraid some .second siring tackle'will break nn ankle shagging. -So," he sighed, "we don't stir out of Ihe Country Club." "Gee,", she said. "Too bad. We could have had fun." "I can get one of Ihc boys lo take you . . ."he offered. "Nope, :that's out. No more pinch-hitting." JJOMECOMING Htlivilies really got under .way Friday. 'Young. grads, old grads — they poured back for' two days .of. riotous reminiscence. They .descended .upon the university district and really .took Joan met so-andrso-lrom '32 and some .others from '34. And .then there was a .flock of matronly Alpha Nus from '24, and '25 who stopped in with paunchy, semi- bald 'husbands. ; • "Something : for us to look fov- ward lo," Elaine cracked. All but a handful of girls had dates :for Ihe dance that night in .Ihe gym. ,Kay Granger, clone :itp in ;black marquisette, was prepared lo reign in all her .queenly glory. "To put it in simple words," said Joan, sweeping a glance over her, "you're the nuts." "Did you ever slop lo think that you might have been standing here instead ot me had-you so desired?" Ka,v asked aottly. Jean pushed her out of the room.' "G'wan, jjel going be/ort I start bawling. I'm not going to your lillle party, y'knciw. And besides,/Bob Lake has .been waiting for you for 15 minutes." Bob Lake, as chairman of the homecoming committee, was Kay's escort for the dance, and the game next day. He was a Bella Rho from -Memphis and had a cuto southern drawl. "Have fun," said Joan as they A-etil out tho door. SATURDAY was crisp and EpI- -, den, not only fio'm the-bright November sun but from thousands of mums that were in evidence. .Sitting in the stands, Joan, Carol and the others felt a glow of,pride as they .witnessed-the pre- game ceremonies. A motorcade .of cars rolled around the running (rack and camo (o a stop before a portable microphone. That was when Kay -.took over. She gtcclcd (he-returning gwds and .cnthusiaslicully kissed :tho rivnl..captains good luck as a battery .of photographers went ,rlo work, Then as -nn :Hflerlliought Kay Van over and :gave Barnqj •Hughes .an,extra smack for good measure and the crowd .roared. "Cute, eh?" Elaine giggled. The .more serious business R hand wasn't ([uitc so cute. -A'andy, although the underdog, -was Iqacl- ,ed for ;bear. -Even .though -tlv southerners .w.ero cnppled .by injuries they-put up a terrific'.battle .until -(hey ran out of .compelen- reserves :in the last ihalf. Midway in the .-third quarter skipping lightly behind Dan Webber, who :votlo tile -yanderhllt ,cm all (he way out of Ihe^lajyKcitl went down lo.thc C-yiu'd lino on a 33-yard ;jaunt. Tony Mangtm< bucked li.over in .two .plays. J fe\v .minutes later 'Johnny Whit. hcav.ed-one straight down the mid die. Barnrjy took it .on the deac tun, picked up a couple of:inter fei-er's and->went over standing up * * * , QDD MAN SLOCUM ruled -with • an iron hand before any gam but he always let up after it \vas' over. The Gammas celebraled-the week-end .with an informal dance at -Ihe house, and this lime Joan .didn't miss. . 'Keith kissed her lightly in the ear-when he called for her and she gave him irhug. "Nice going today, Rhodes. We really poured:it onto them, didn'.t we?" , ".Yeah, ..once we got'istai-ted." Arid then: "Say, it's remarkable 1 the way you've taken-lo Ihe ver- aculai-—'poured it on them/ and tufl Me that." She laughed', "Dtfn'l look now, ut I'm getting an awful big kick ul'Of .this football season.' .And o one's jnilling for. an undefeated eiir more than I 'urn—and no one vanls Tech to go to the Rose Bowl lore than I do." "How about me making All- inerica," he .prompted.' "That goes witlwiil saying, you lope," shejs'aia, snuggling up close ust as .they.arrived at the Gamma 10USO. - : •-'.'"' * • *. FT was .a swell dance. Gangs of A pooplc were there and complete ntroduclions were impossible. But ;he delibei-alely managed an in- • reduction to Dan Wcbber', a sweet Pi Gam named Eileen . Campbell. She spent a casual five minutes ivilh Eileen .while they were >e- lairing their jnakeup and it,didn't '.ake much more than, that to admire Dan's'taste. 'Eileen, .Joan, mew, was as.sweet as-they come. "Wasn't 'Dan swell today'!" Eileen enthused, ' "I 'Was sitling right'below the-press-box and I iieard one sports'twrlli;r tell ;ni- „ other that'he had neyei* v seen one man make so many tackles in a" Joan straightened her corsage on her shoulder. They' were /gar- - denins, .her favorites. "He sura was," she agreed \vithoiit looking up. And (hen she went out lo.join Keith on the dance floor. "It's suddenly .occurred to ine," Keith whispered in her ear, "that I'm dancing with the most beautiful girl in-flic-house." "You're noticing very.gallant," she replied. "Is that .all .the-territory you can take in?" She felt the pressure of his hand. "I see by the papers that we have a full moon tonight," he said. ''; • , -' "1 d.oii'1 believe what I read in the papers;" she whispered. •"'.' : "Fine. Then let's -go out and see for ourselves. You're right about not trusting the papers." They strolled out on the terrace and cqntihucd out .to the garden .in back. . ;. ".There it;is. Take a look. Big as a basketball.',' She looked up and he look her in his 'arms and kissed -her—Jiartl. Ho kissed .her -again .and held ,.it for a -long : momen(. "Hey," she -gaspe<3. "Give me . air." •. 'When shejooked-in) over Keith's shoulder she saw :Dan Webber lookins; at them-from .Ihe terrace. He was alone.; Dan stared al them for a brief second, then turned and went Back'.'ihside/ 1 " '' ; 'y:-' (To Be iO'ontinucd) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR .». M. MMkA. U. ft*, tff Mo-Stigma AllacUod to 'DeaUViess; .; Use of Mechanical Aids Is Advised ISV 1>K. iMOKItIS I-'ISIIBEIN I George •Meredith and Ldiril Giles- Kclilor, .luurnal of the AmericanJterfiold were a. few who admitted "-.,:.-. '•'-—•-" ' -• •hcnriug defects. v;ay Wil- , I'arkcr l);im Deeply .• Auclinral PAIIKER. Ari/!. lUP) — 1'nrknr Dam tin )bc Colorado river here has the deepest roinidalion of any /J'mffir Vigilantes on Jnli EAST UVEKPOOb. O ,(UI')—A "Visllmile" coimniUoc' has been organized here to .reprrl. traffic violations and instances Lsts' discourtesy as |: Cilizcns' Safely Council's drive to reduce traffic hazards. Read Courier News -Kant ads. By J. U. Williams OUIi BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople GfUlCVi.' SHOOT -|H - LIGHT "tH!S--M rHlS W\V-- BIGG VOUM7AIM LIOM EVER. GEE --OUICK ' LIGHTS.' LIGHTS SEE JUS' L'Kk f. BECM TELLIM'V^ YA GOTTA DO 6 OWE SHOVE- &MQ HE GOES DOVVM LIKE 8Y THL- MOVJ'5 ABOUT UAV1N6 OWE ? -- ALL THIS WHI6PERIM6 WOULD BE DiSTAS'ttRJL WERE If NOT TOR. i\AV OLD OW.fJO-IUAC INJURY, BUT. JvH.VJELU, 'TIS AS THE , PROB^BLY WOULD ROOSH WOUr-^- YOU'RE pOOSH-'"-1'M P-OID UP LIKE L&ETLE FLOWER. IN MIGHT TIME H'AM 1 CA.TCH FORTY WO ? iD BOUWCE 8ABA-SAVS.. Medical Assuciaticm, ami ot lij-gcia, the -Health 'Magazine Before the specialist in car .diseases can advise anyone regarding hearing devices, he should make a thorough examination of Uic palienl's iiiiditory defects. Many .persons who should wear aids lo hearing hesitate lo do so uec;\usc-.of vanity or because they feel such devices .lire cumbeibonie. It ;look « long -linve -to gel people to-.wear glasses because ot the-idea that those who wore them were in s;me way inferior. .One of Ihe earliest aids lo hearing was the car -trumpet. It is ; of motor-{useful-if Ihe person speaking rais- ;)arl of the es his vcice, or if the sound wnvcs are properly conccntrBted in Ihe region of -the car. 'The modern hearing device Is not, however, calculated to ccllcct sound waves, but rather lo intensify them. Many great men vyerc hard of hearing ;yct were successful. Beo- tlKvcn, Sir Joslnift -Reynolds, Oliver -Goldsmith, -Martin Luther, Much depends, of cmtrsc, on the willingness of the person concerned lo take iulviuilngc of what modern science has lo offer. "Five rules have been drawn up for those >vho are hart! of .hearing to help them overcome the effects of ithcir handicap: t. EC frank .in .admitting your, handicap to yourself and ypur, neighbors : lustcan of attempting to conceal^your deafness. 2.'Don't "brood .ever your hearing defect, but be grateful you arc not alllictctl wilh something more .serious, 3. Consult an ear specialist as soon as you notice your difficulty, and follow his advice. •I. Avoid "quacks" with their premises lo bring nbout a speedy cure for deafness. 5. Join a league for the hard iof hearing and participate in lU ' activities. By co-operating with others similarly uflrlclcu. you will relieve yourself and help to tid- vtincc tiic allDviation of deafness. Fleming .Assumes^ f Wage-Hour Job' Mind Your .'Manners Test yonr knowledge of correct social usiisje by .imwcriiig Uic [cloning, .questions, .then checking ugalnst the .nutltoritallvc '. below: 1. "Is it go:d taste Jo.r esls to attempt to follow the bride and groom and play (ricks on them?" 2.'Is wliiic paper the only .correct ;iud for wcdiiiiig 'invitations? 3.- Does ,1 .divorcee have attendants at her second marriage? 4. May she wear n .while\wddlng gown and veil? 5. -Doc-s -lire bi-idc »-ear her engagement riiig on .her -left hand dui'ln.g Hi" wediiing ccreiuuii} 1 ' 1 Wliat'would j oil do If— ' You receive a wedding invitation from a girl living In a distant city but who ts .1:- make her home :ln your town. Her fiancee is n business associate .of your husband und .neither qf you have met the bride. --Would you— (a) Send ..the . weddms t |!t to her?- (b) Walt until the bride comes '•0 y.ur town to live und give her your yitt when you call mi her? Answers 1. No. 2. While or ivory. 3. No. 1 No. j. No. She cillier-wears it on her right hand or "leaves it at "1101110 during the ccrem:ny. Best-What Would You Do" .so- lulion—(ul. Down Memory Lane 10 -Vcars Ago Mildred l^nbc Mrorc, daughter .of -Mr. .and Mrs. .L. ,H. Mobrc, won .first .honors,in .the Ma.t.c .essay .con- teal .ol Ihe U, V. C. .ou a tlicme »'itli .(lie subject "The Execution of Uavitl O'Dodd." -Sec: nd honors were received by n local giri. EliM- belh .Burnelte. daughter .of Mrs. fj. M. Buructtc. 'Ihe Blytheville Chicks defeated Earle ,h|?h school -yesterday by a score .ot ,3j to 1. "Vive'1'ears Ago : Motion pictures .of -.trips thrcugh' Pulling in a .litlle pVertime him- f.elf until he leai l ns the job, Lieut. I C'ol. Philip ;t'letnihg .takes duties .of 'Wage-hpur ..atiminis- j tiatqr rat AVashihglon -just a .year v after law was pdssed. •Eurojre and- sennons tciatiu.? lu lhe~e bubjECfc nil! (saturc a Loyally revival to op"n at tho l-'irat Bap- Ust church Sunday, .flic :ll«;v. Alfred Carpenter, who -has recently lettinied from Luropc has arrauged the. sermons- t&. fit with the films. Became .Mr,s. .Evdrel B. Gee and O$car .Hardaway. have birthdays Monday they va|l entertain \vith a dance at the Country Club. .One Year Ago Slircveporl.ia.—'There ivus uw reception conimittDC lo srccf.Secre- tary of Labor JYaiiccs PerkiiVi .bo- cause her arrival'wes.not.expisclecl. No p: rter.s .catriefl her luggage :because. Ihe wage-hour law forced their dismissal, so the Ictt for Nacogaoches, Tex., where bUe was expected. . '• L ... . .Samoa, a Jjlss ,k -Jiierely a

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