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staff (ARIL) COURU* NEWS COU11KB MUff ^ toe, tm Ycrt, '~ ' BMmd u MCOM oits» • UM pcrt-oOfec »t B;yUwYW«, kNMU, undet act of Coopm tober (, 1*17. •7 cwnu sn U» csy or Hyuxnrm*, itc pK •Mk or HJO per IMT to sdruvx. •7 BtU wjddn t<n«ai oj to talk*, $340 pw **r, «Ut tec ^ ••'>•, Nt for am ••UM; brmU to PMMI MM* tve t» tix inclanw, KJ» per yew. In MM aem «ntf dtftt, I10M pei 1 jew, p»y»bl* In t4ra&et. f/ame and Industry Every time a jobless member of tlio building trades is put to work, a family of four persons is taken off the public relief rolls. 'This is the estimate of the Federal Housing. Administration; uiul it emphasizes only one angle of the im- portant'new housing- drive which thu government' is inaugurating. :Eifchty per cent of the building trtdfe workers are out of jobs, according - ; to A. F. of L. figures. Many of • them have been out of work for years. In'* dismaying number of cases, the tusk of keeping them, ami tlioir d*peiftkHts-fi'6m 'starving has had to be shouldered by the government. If' it h»d nothing 1 else to recommend it, then',- the housing campaign offers a chance to attack-the problem of unemployment on one of its most difficult' fronts. only part of: it. You need more than workers to build or repair a house. You need materials — lumber, cement, bricks, nails, shingles, hardware, efectric iix- tinr*s, plumbing fixtures, arid so on. ' Every contract that is let for" construction or renovizing of a> dwelling is *> stimulant' for" the industries which make and sell these commodities. : ,; ; These :thin£8, need 1 to be carried from the site of mftrtufactiire to the place - they are .to be used. Railroads, e' and steamship] lines, trucking concerJ)*^-*ft these will share in the revival [that' comes to the industries involved -m. rehousing. »• » • "• T}i«i' there is the idfe money in bwiks-^money which lies a dead .weight' -when it is not working. Rehouiiiigs: nteiiris. loans; loans which, in t'his instance, bear moderate interest rates and '. are guaranteed, up to 20 per cent of their face value, by Uncle Sam' h'tm self, arid which require no .collateral -beyond the borrower's ability to pay hi*, ninthly installments. Such 16*18 'mean that this idle money goes to' Work,. t& help spread prositer- ity. across- the nation. • Lastly, there : is the householder himself. Perhaps he owns a lot, on which he plans to build his own home when times are ripe; pefhaps hfe already owns -a. home, and has deferred need- ed repairs during Die hard depression years; perhaps he would like to do a bit of remodeling to bring his place up to date afc}>give it a better market value, la ai>y case, tiie housing campaign is'made to order for him. By taking advantage of it, he can help not only liimMif, but' his whole community as well. The campaign oilers us a great opportunity. It gives us a jfix-iil chance to revive the whole building industry. Once that is done, lull recovery will not be far away. —Uruce Callmi. THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1944 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Texan Finds Big New Cavern When Taxation Produces Vacant Lots At llic corner of Randolph iiml Uca.ljorn Mitels 111 Chicago slood u business building which In 1932 cosi It* owner nearly $5.000 more for operating expenses and taxes than rentals brouyht In. H was wrecked and u two-i>lory "taxpayer" pul up In Us nlace. 'flic net Income, It is estimated, will amortize [he bulld- IIIK cost Inside 10 years, meanwhile uiving [he owner n modest return on llic lyntl. But the city's tux Income from the nroi>erly. hind and building together, has been reduced 2G i>er cent. The Chicago Tribune, which cites thlf. case lor Illuslrullon, says that In three years 1,362 buildings not condemned as unsafe have teen torn down In that city to escape the taxes which .would apply to Improved real estate. The shrinkage In taxable properly has been nbout J5,000,000, or-$500,000 more limn the estimated loss in llic bin stockyards fire last spring. Replacement of more elaborate buildings by "taxpayers" ol lower assessed value Li feasible only In good retail districts where there Is n demand for (Irst floor store space at substantial rentals. Elsewhere the owner rents the vacated lot (or billboards or parking space, escaping Insurance and all taxes except thusc on the unimproved land. This process of deliberate destruction has not spared the monumental building in Adams slrcel formerly occupied by the Marshall Field wholesale business. It was difficult to rent and the 1930 l«x<s amounted lo more Mian $110,000. The space Is now occupied by the biggest uiuk- Ing lot In (he downtown- area, whose rental np- pitKlmates the lax bill on the land. The clly loses $33,400 a year it, was (jelling from laxcs on the building. Taxation in a measure defeats ilsclf \vlicn U lends properly owners lo demolish biriMings in order 'that they may thereby reduce the taxable valuation of their property. —Arkansas Gnwlte. THIS CURIOUS WORLD KERRVILLE, Tex. (UP) — Dr. Frank E. Nicholson, explorer of Carlsbad Cavern In New Mexico, has announced that the De Sinkhole, 65 miles from her«, is large rthan the famous New M«x- Ico cave. Dr. Nicholson recently visited the Clarence Whltworth ranch, site of the slnldiolc, ami conducted a series ol explorations. He round Chat the cave's mouth is about 90 feet in diameter ami looks clown upon a 600-foot ••mountain peak" which vises to within fll feel of the surface ol the ground. Tlw subterranean mountain is a mile in circumference at Ihe base. Dr. Nicliolson explored several s of passages with sirlking and olorful formations and saw many other corridors leading away for unknown distances. The cave is one of the country's reatest natural wonders. Dr. Nieh- 'tion said. "The chief gets off some good ones, doesn't he?" Keep Harmful Things Away From Baby, Doctor's Advice ItY Pit. MORKIS HSIIKK1N 01 ^Ubolinc is iar more serluu tdltor, Journal of the American Hi,in taking the material into th George M. Cohan is fairly good as a coined^" Ian. But comedy isn't acting. You should ha»e seen llic aclors I used to know. — Fraasr Coulter, once-famed slage slar. ou 86lh birthday. * • V Huey Long's ideas of government, are a menace to American Institutions. —Mayor T. Scm- mcs Walmslcy, New Orleans. * * * Unless we can conquer tho discord which' dominates the world loday. it unist go down. Human reason Is bankrupt. —Archdeacon Francis H. D. Smythc of Lewes,'England. * • • There are no political parties in America today. What the public is interested In is: Will the schemes being liiert In Washington be suc- cesslul, —Senator James Hamilton Lewis, Illinois. « • • I gol married In u daze. I wouldn't Give. a> cents fur her. ahc can'l even boll water. —Tommy Crecn. (ruck driver, who married PiKsb'.irgh heiress. Association, an* of lly- the Health .stomach. Those who No mutter how much parents walch their children. Ihe little ones wilt manage somehow to get .hings into their mouths that arc ? ish Worms to Pay Boy's School Tuition CO'll'ER. Ark. (UP) —Fish rorins will pay Hie fall semester rticoling ol Eslel Davis. 16-year- ild Keeds Springs, Mo., boy. Drouth dried up the worm digging grounds of anglers in this lourist district. The call wenl oul :or worms. Esiel had an idea. He struck "pay dirt" on the banks of a spring-led creek running Ihru Jeeds Spring and has a market for ill the worms he can dig at 50 cents nor hundred. He has .-saved enough money already to pay for his first term of school. •Holland lias Ihe lowest percenl- BETWEEN TICKS OF A WATCH aeooo PART OF A SECOND. FOB. VEARS, EUROPEANS BELIEVED THIS BIRO TO BE LEGLESS, BECAUSE AI.L THE SKINS IMPORTED FROM 7HE' BIRO'S NATIVE ISLANDS HAD NO LEGS,... THE DEALERS HAVING CUT THEM OPP BEFORE SHIPPING. O 1»34 BY fcCA MJTVKr. HC. METEORS WABBLE 1HROU&H IHE AIR LIKE A POORLY-RIFLED HIGH -EXPLOSIVE SHELL.. Europeans even believed that the bird of paradise was hatched without wings, and was able to lloat through the air. The female was be- »ge of murders of any country in! licved lo make her nest and rear (he young in ihc lail leathers oi the world. Chile's percentage ranks ,„"„ . highest, svith 61 out of every 10.000 population; Ihis amounts to one murder every three hours. NEXT: What streams ito crawfish prefer? dvlnk such (1'iUls EACH CLUB GIRL show symptoms of intoxication, accompanied uy vomiting and diarrhea. Those who inhale gasoline or coal oil in large amounts ric- nol suitable for foods or that arep'clop serious inflammation ol the seriously poisonous. It is important, lliercfore, that you wutch your bnby and Seep dangerous substances away from It. Records shou 1 instances hi which children have ealcn bichloride of mercury tablets, large amounts of cathartics containing" strychnine. or other dangerous preparations. Two Texas physicians have collected the records . ol seven eases of gasoline poisoning and 65 cases of coal oil poisoning in children, in one hospital, over a period of two years. The ages of the children ranged from 10 -months to 1 years. • ' • Just why children drank the coal oil or gasoline -docs not appear in tlic records. Apparently in l.he mfljorily of cases H was simply their curiosity. Eleven per cent of the children died us 11 result ol drinking llie.M; substances, including 9.2 per cent of those who drank coal oil and 28 per cent gasoline. In of those who drank the fatal cases, the children lived from two to 18 hours after drinking • tlte poisonous material. ;i: • • • About one-third 1 of those whu drank llic gasoline or coal oil also some of -the material into their lungs, .as a result of which they developed inflammation lungs. Inhaling of the of coal lings. This is due lo the manner in which the gasoline or coal oil irritates tissues of the lungs. . Absorption of such material from the stomach is likely lo be a very slow process, and if the case is taught early, it is possible for the doctor lo get, the material oul of the stomach by pumping or by causing the child lo vomit. * * * Unfortunalely, there Is no specific antidote for either gasoline or •ierosene poisoning. The only thing o do Is-lo get as much of the oil as you can out of the stomach as ;oon as possible or to send it lirough the bowel by use of strong cathartic. When Ihe material is being pumped from the stomach, there U always gagging and it is necessary make sure that none of the gasoline or coal oil Is inhaled. For his reason the Texas doctors feel .hat it is probably advisable to produce vomiting by any good nelhod and lo get llic material out ci the stomach in that man- ler, rather than by pumping the stomach with a long tube. Whenever there are signs of in- .oxicalion and evidence that breathing is not going on properly, Ihe inhaling of a mixture of oxygen 95 per cent and carbon dioxide 5 per cent has been found of considerable benefit. Signed'for Life in Favorite Role Bartenders Buy Diamonds Now OUT OUR WA* Bv Williams JUS3 HERE IN THE ROOM FOR HER MO-No- GO RIGHT UPSTAIRS AND WAIT. UP THERE-COME OW- COME ON.' M»«g*;K«nB8<!r, »(t«r seve ofiwidowhood, several:-weeks ago ned tor'Hie lo play ih« sw««tb«irt-role she iu»de- famous been learned she vas-niarried to W.' B.vH»»l«y. Jr., <B Ktor, »t flr»t'liUBbitid'i dutb ib* Inhtrlt- «1 fvCO.OOQ. SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. IU1') — Bartenders arc the ones buying diamonds Ihcsc days, according to WtUi»m J. Smith, who -ha.; sold solid "assets" here for 38 years. j Bandits arc the cause of it all. he explains. "Actors and the average ijcr.sons used to lie my test customers." he said. "Dyl since bandits became so bold, stars of the footlights and screen don't go for public display of dlamono'.v Tr.c snme BCS tor the average male, who ordinarily would wear a fair stone." Smith pines lor the good old days when nationally known actors were in th erabit of stopping in Salt Lake City to visit hU establishment. Before llic decline of the road sf.ow he sold .sfon;s to Harry Richman, Julian Elllnge, Will Oakland. | Marjotie Kambcau. i'anuy Biicc, and Nana Bryant. "But that's all over now." he tays. rather wistfully, "and I gticss only the bartenders kc°p buying and wearing—diamonds, because they're not afraid of the average bandit. 11 ! BEGIN HERB TODAY HCM>TS RAKIHJR* I. (kc vrntl- '«< elrl In I.nrckncck, f.^klonnhk ^ew V.rk .olmrb. b.t kcr father'. *»»cM rtvrr.r, -make It k.rd for krr to kerr m r ,T!||I ),,, crowd. n>.llkj, SYLVIA K1HJKS •ckr-f. 10 force Bool. t« rf.lc. Jro« (ke Jn.hr.. !>.„!, ha tt. S*«" ««*»»«• **» »««<lo«. or IlliSS Ll/Jsn, tke .TTlnBinu l«- «tr*«10r. Sfcc rc*lti«B «he f* [« love with n«M Kkri kr (ell. 1,, », ,, KolBC *^*r- He w>nt> krr to elope T>l(k klm h.t Bool. a<k. «"r tlm, : i,, ,k| Bk „ „,.,,.. ske *'?*** lkc ""e wkf. her ni.tker J«lll ke.r »k>.t ket wilk<»nnl (r.ii tkr rlak. l>ka|>rr »»* rt.llr«i, Boot. AY, i !i>nj r nn n '"•"1-pl.B trip am „„ ,!,,. lrll | M »eel. Rnn. .\ f ,i, ke itfhi krr >n marrrklm ant Hm>l« ,,,n,-li,0c, it Im ike be*l ir.y »>r ,,( krr Jr.ablc.. Onto .tr. kcr In ii kolcf lohk/ rfltk H.«.. NOW GO OST WITH TIIE STOIIV CHAPTER XIX T^HK girl facing KIIBS was blond, honey blond, and her brows wero sketched in lightly with n black pencil. They formed half moons, inverted, over light-blue eyes riromtd with mascara. She liad on a pink house dress, nol too clean, two or llireo buttons missing. Her while shoes were well worn and tho hiccs .knotted carelessly where they had been broken. Tho room in which slie sat was the kitchen of a flat in a group of flats, an unbroken strclth of sameness in a dreary hlock. Stove. eink. refrigerator were present in all lliclr modern compactness, but In spito ot the shallow molding of imilation llic. In spilo of Hie Rin K ham curtains at Iho wimlowp. Hie room had a sleazy, down at Ihe beets air. &ha Ilka?" (he girl asked. Jliiss demanded, length out In a chair willi siicciii ;• U stretching Ills, f.uu heaved himself up fruin hl^ deep overstuffed chair. "0. K. Comu on. kiit. I t-un read in the bedroom. Ki.x him up here." (Jlorlu opened her mouth lo say IS brolher's wife slnuKscd shaiiely shoulders. "Oil, I sucss maybe," she told him vaguely, was toiiig to take a run over lo Brooklyn to see the folk:!, hut that can wail. Hut what are you poing to do with lier—where nro you suing to go afterward? Back lo iho old folks?" fluss Bi-iiincif. "Might not be a bad idea, at that. 1 something barcaatii: and closed i = again. It might he worth viliile iv kill I.oil's hi-otlicr along it lie ••fa? really niairyiiif; some society :loi' "P in Wesklicslcr. Clorla rather Playing, yachting crowd al first Lou, taking no part in (lie discussion, switched on the liglil in a eurioua Inokini; lamp which had obviously been picked up In oito of Umse Siimly boollis wliicli offer prizes for sliooliiig down n covlain number of wooden moving ducks on •i trolley. The base nt it was fashioned nt imitation copper and represented a geisha girl, curiously hand instead of pcckliii; at. lhei» exploits as shown in Hic,«cw» [reels. Ho slie aroso with an ap- pcarancc of amiability and licgau to open Ihe collapsed day bed Cray and dingy slieels were revealed and a discouraged looking gray blanket. The irio scuaralecl without for iiDililiCM. liuss. Icfl atone, linns u? u few garments. alUnvcil two G!IOT> to hit the lloor with vehemence ami in-cseiitly (ho beams nl ... . . . ' * I 11 »-s.w."»i,j t uu IJLM HIS "I lil^ attired in a pair or seaulics and a street lamp, staling in rave-.led n huallnrl hV!>cei n ,. n 'rl.- ..(....!„ . = • "-«»->'ll.U r* hrassiere. The shuilo wns deeply, violently pink. Under Mils extraordinary lamp r.on unfolded the evening paper, and hcsun absorbed ly to read. The room, high-lighted Uy Ihc geisha sirl'B Imlb and liy various side fixtures on the distempered walls, was revealed ;is a living apartment somo nhio or len feet snuare. Two 'mean rectangles of windows looked out on llic street, guiltless ol trees. Tlie only articles muscular young man. fate down sound asleep in Gloria's rhei ished living room. Denis Fenway, rl.l. Ing liumc -jii ihc 10:^0 n, INI shaking fi-oin hia feel tlie dust o! Hie i-ily's tint iiavcnieiils, V.HS CTU scions of a deep sense of (rrilnlloit anil di^ipiioinluicnt. Nalnnill.v, lie (old himself fur Hie lnmilrcdlt- limc, it none or his business "She's cnlc." balil cautiously. He fumbled in hl3 pocket for a ciKaret and. finding one, lit it. "Sho's class," be further added. "They hare— the old man has a biff honso up in Lurclicck." "Uiuh, huh?" tho blond girl of furniture in the. room wero a Ivl . lal ^'J" 13 lt:i elnir-j did willi her- day lied, covered with a scalloped ' scit - Why. he scarcely knew her: aud lassoleil cover of dark green I 1 "" 1 nnly spolicn to Ilcr - aM '"'d. foi corduroy, Ihe two chairs tho. men ' r ' vo or lc " niil1 "'ca. Vet (here had occupied, and a gateleg table- with P cc " soinelliiiiK so virginal, so nil two imilation [-andleslicks There were no hooks. There were several iiiclurcs in cheap gilt ' frames of loolliy lilm stars in va- riona Incendiary alliludes. Lou's wife, who had been christened Sophie and who now atiswcted to the natnc of Glori.i, wris always promi.siiiK herself "to put up some ilranes" lint somehow she "just askcil interestedly, Iraclns n lern with her forclinscr In the iriimljs Kcattercd on (lie enamel table top. Ho shrnssc*. "Jf.«ylie. Anyliow, they've got somrlhlng." "Well, I'll give you * pjoce of my mind," tho hlonil girt said dis- ! never got iirnund to it." Small wonder thnl the room prcscnlcit. her Hun ii 1,3.1 hcF.n ;v shock lo see her emerge Iron: that obviously second rale hotel ou the aim of a ulg bruiser. . . "I've seen (lint chap lie-furs.' Denis told himself, annoyed ul hi? inability to remember when oi where. As llic ualn clicked over tho tics, eastward bound, the .-.ii grew cooler, IK-C.-IMIC sally. Denis' Ttsl crashed Inlo Iris open palm. "Tlic life suard." ha said aloud. Ihcrcfore. an inicomproinfijinsly Yes. he reinenifjfrrr Ixire appearance. TJUSS found nn fault willi it. "^ bowcver. Tilled lack in his chair, his large hoots very much in i evidence, ho looked around him i but piululily Moots liad met 111" fellow liy iu-ndrni. Tlirre WMII'I nny real sisnilicvnice in their Ireinc to- Kellier. For an insMnt a chill feeling r»f guilt swept D^nis 1 co.i- iho tact Hint he hnd td-^r. passionately, risii, K :i nd | ;l i, B nIi!ly i c °'"l>laccnlly and renecled lhal this turning on Ihe hot w ; ,(cr nnircu " a ; of ' olls , W1 " ;i "L LC '''J' 0 <il "" r "I think you're plain nut,. Marry- ! ™ rt ''-i n " S ±a fo^'l ,„ icTtUo ! Cl ,' l»5 licr!" ; tl »-i« "» "Sin 01 I.oii to sctlio ,„,„ ... .. .... 'down this way. Ho rlrovo a trues ti,,,,... .,,. Aw can (li.it!' The scowl ; (or a Mcry compan> .. dcliveritis I, '' '' . Kiithercd ditrkencd. „„ ] li3 facc . ; from door , 0 A and m ^ c (,„.. 01.. «- c ll, tomorrow he would call ttalt till somebody asks yon for ( nav " uioacy." ".^ "I 1 a " d '<* Ii" know abM her. ;it lonst liy a l w w? \vhy hart |ltc^Wki:d away, so ipilrkly nnrt y. prclenctins he dirt not reios- her'.' He iidniiuc<l bo lud aillrice ' yon for! at ] n) ju e( i naively, "good inoacy. I Gloria wasn't a bad tori, although she had a nagging tongue and was always wanting lo know what lie did with, different pi: * while, Lou," she said In an ssldc iHe'd travel some more. HCO the to a thin, blg-cycd youug roan who I world first, than scllle down in "It's none o' my busitica?, of course," pursued the girl, qnlle. as It he had not spoken. "U'» your- funeral. . . . I'll wash ihoso alter his salary. He, Uuss, had l lmc ' s11 (lowi! at plaos tor his own lite. j™" : | ' lcik w '«:ii New Invent!** tt Aid Arkansas Blind Students now Munlercd in. She sluckad ths j dlshcj. ttireo or four srcasy plates, fevcral cupj and tauccrs .clilppcd and cracked in various places. Further than that, by way of tldyln; up, sbo opened Hie oven door, HOT SPRINGS, Ark. HJPi — Blind students will be able to lake dictation of lengthy sermons and addresses by using a new (orm of cornblnalion • Braille tlale and writing board • Invented by James Bramnier. of Hot Springs," parllnl- ly blind. Tlic now system h;vs been endorsed by Snpl. W. M. Drown of Blind. Arkansas School for the Read Courier Nevri Want Ai». Larchncck with a real gentleman's job. Ths kid would see to it ho knew tho right people. Alter that everything would IK> easy. thi.5 opelins at Iho louse. H might !„,! to somctllin ;. |Or pcrliapa he would drop her'a litlio giicit ,,, , -— lie gol Uomc. Us liked tho idea of writing that sir! a Hole. Somollilng simple and friendly. 11 0 lllight eTen Sugs4it Ihcir mecling in lown for tea whenever ahe wcnl In lo see Maatcrsou. He cot off tlm train at Larch- Ho .milled a yawn 'th^'l wa, M.i^ k J" 1 " n '? to *"lf. "«»»?..")• most Mke a sp ,, lt | 11R bcrc: , m in lts l nwny frr,;,, u lc o himself. Yes. he would . . mos e a sp11R bcrc: , m n s ,,, thrust * Elewpan will, gravy and ,, oylll anll vigor ani , .,„„ | ankci , up ^' '"f. t remnanla n somolliing that looked injuriously, frowning over his "" "'•"• He toald Imagine what dial girl l«*c<l like In (lie early hours. Ha like slew clIrjRing tr, Us alunilnum j | lc:]rt]fnc3 Interior within. Sha ran a gray - Yml wa , l[a ,,,1 Uie „„,. . dishclolh usually ov 8 r th# curtate Ru53 flcx( , d his ulllac |cs. Et.ind- ' Ildllt ; " ave '» Imagine it. He'd of the corrugated drainboard and. )ng . They r |p u i ei | i,, ltte r bio blue!?"" llcr "° la «« than thU'tptm- . reachlnsnp. switched out th« lisbt- ! 5h1rt "" ." tli» raid Impcr- tonally to the two ni«n. The} followed her Into Ihe adjoining room o anrt oiorla gave him !l n f', ,? LE xva3 like Join* whifs wJioro th« courersatioa pre««nlly i fftlesi h< -, lfie T«um««.' \right, all right. "Cau you corns iritb us toBor. i Mr:u(// row? Th»t'i That 1 wiat lo kuoT," "1 wouldn't i a'glaoc*'of- grndgiu; a<fmlr,itl&n. The big turn, Bbe saiil lo berself with good-humorei! coiitcmpt. I all I yjtss he hales Sold Uudlne. rtsinj (roin the foam; b« told himself poetically, llklni the sound of ih( words: Kallin.a aalcep, an hour or t*« later, he wundered how- soon- &» would have an answer from ter, .1X0 Be '