The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 24, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 24, 1939
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IUGE FOUR :•••; BLY-niEViLLE, (ARK.) G'OLWIER THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' >: THE COURIER NEWS oo. "','•••' ' ; H. W. HAINES, publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor PAMOEL' K.- NORHIB, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Do- •trolt, St. Louis, Dallas/Kansas City. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered., as second class matter at the post- office it Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o( Congress.. October 9, 5917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blytheville, 15o p«r week, of 85c per month. By mall, witliln n radius of SO miles. $3.00 per year, $I.5fl for six months, 75c for three months, by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable In advance. Social Security Depends On Congfvsi Mood in 1942 A private insurance company, interested in remaining solvent, would Scarcely approve tlie United Slates' social security policy. It is a noble gesture to set up a system designed lo bring greater security to the aged and infirm'. But, xinless the federal government finds a sounder financial footing, the whole plan is likely to be like scuttling the steamship lo save n lifeboat, The regular session of Congress earlier this year revamped the entire social security system, increasing payments generally, but postponing increased payroll assessments on em- ploye!' and employe. The amendments will go into effect Jan. 1 of next year, and during the course of 1940 it is estimated that 900,000 persona will collect n total of $114,000,000. Under the Security Act of 1037, the present 1 per cent payment made by the worker and matched by his employer would have been increased in ' 1940 to ]',<> per cent. This increase has been canceled by the revisions; .and, instead, it will be necessary for Congress to raise the payments lo 2 per cent each for the worker and employer in 1942 and to 3 per cent in 5045. The big trouble is Hint these increases are not assured. Congress simply told the i Social Security -Board to come back in 1942 and the legislators )vonld. see what could be done. At' the moment, Congress is in no mood even to discuss further tax levies, much less pass them. And 19<12 isn't so far away. : The argument that the beneficiaries aren't really being taxed—that they are just casting their bread upon Hie waters—falls a little flat. Jn these days you never can tell which way the tide will turn. If the increases in 1942 and 1945 were definite and assured, the social security system would pretty closely resemble sound actuarial management. The big difficulty is that practically the entire, gigantic scheme is based on these future rate increases—and if they're not forthcoming, there is likely to be a financial explosion that will be distinctly heard on the planet Jupiter. At the very best, the U. S. treasury would have lo lay in a goodly supply of bright red ink. As Bruce Cation recently pointed out in his Washington column, it is estimated that by 1044 the. Social Security Board will have paid out about ?2,OD3,000,000 to beneficiaries. This is approximately ?1,BOO,000,000 more than was counted on under the original act. The minual payments are expected to increase year by year imtil •some distant date when they will finally level on 1 . A program as tremendous as this can't simply be shelved after a few years if it doesn't seem to be working. And not even the United Stales can operate forever under a steady deficit. So, it appears (hat life revenue will eventually have to be raised through general taxation, Instead of through payroll taxes. If the federal government ever docs this, it will also have to include everyone in the social security program- not just industrial workers—because everyone sviJI be kicking into the kitty. Then, when the number of beneficiaries increases, the tola) annual payment goes up and more money will be needed. Tbc whole thing might easily turn into » vicious circle that will leave economists diw.y and taxpayers broke. Rubbing the Wrong Way liy overwhelming assent, the leading candidate .$11 the loasl-likcly/-to-|je-a> presidential-nominee column is blustering, pipe-smoking, raucous Thurman Arnold, No. 1 trust-busier in the Department of Justice. Mr. Arnold, officially designated as assistant attorney general in charge of the anti-trust division, cither doesn't know How to Win Friends and Influence People of Importance, or doesn't, want lo be President—more likely the latter. lie has been in the Justice Department only about a year and a half, but in that brief time he has tripped so many people between the swinging doors of his anti-trusting that it would be almost no trick at all to organize n nation-wide posse to go after his hide. In the course of his whirlpool incumbency, Mr. Arnold has managed to infuriate: the farmers, college professors, truckers, milk distributors and dealers, fertilizer manufacturers, the en- tiro medical profession, the motion picture industry, tire companies, the truckers' union, the bottlers' union, the : building unions, the building industry, and finally all unions and business men jn general. How much public good will come out of all this activity remains to be seen. But as a side issue, about the only person who isn't mad at Mr. Arnold is a IIr. Dennison Whipsnoodlc who rides the rails and hasn't seen a newspaper since 1023. SO THEY SAY I SIDE GLANCES liy Gajbratth It Is ccrlainl,v to be Hoped [lint we are nol in for another period of utility-bulling mid nl- tnck.-We,ulcll L. Willklc, president of Commonwealth and Southern Corp., replying to attack by TVA Director David E. Ullentrml * » * Lcnvcnwarth is the best old folks' home in the United slates, ami when I come out, tins time HI be 85 years old and ready for my pen- S!on.-Teir.v Todcl. fiO, starling five-year term in Lravcmvorlh federal penitentiary. * * • , Had Hitler stopped after Munich, co-ojjein- lioii even with Hitler might still Have been pos- siblc.-Sir Nevlle Henderson, former British ambassador lo Germany. "Please, Falher, don't act so gay—people will think you're , my boy friend or sugar daddy!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson ^ THERE ARE SliTx\P&S MADE OF MATERIAL SO HEAVX THAT A PARTICLE THE SIZE OF A t>//V/-/£A£- i-AI_t_lfNlc3 ON A AAAN'S BACK, WOULD CRUSH HIS PRIOR TO . ., I<S>OO, . ••"'• FASHION ABLE;- WOAAEN WORE AT LEAST -SXX ANSWER: A game called duckpins, in which these pins, resembling ten-pins but smaller, are bowled ^l will) small balls. NEXT:. The mystery of (lie bells. (Troubled by Insomnia? Maybe It's Just an Idea I ROCHESTER, N. Y. (UP>— If ' insomnia troubles you. it m.iy be an Imprisoned idea trying to break ; through the <tark folds ami crcv- ' ices of your brain, according to Dr. Eliot D. Hutchinsmi. assistant professor of psychology at Ihe University of Rochester. Hutchinson stales that, more than 80 per cent of artist.-;, writers, musicians, scientists and other cre- ative persons he has interviewed have moments of "insight" when Iroublcsome problems suddenly clear up. Such creative insight, he believes, is the result of hard thinking. Ions ellort without apparent rc-sullji, a pericri of emotional Irritability and high tension, followed by a period when you may forget the problem entirely. OUT OUR WAY All the diamonds in the wold go inlo a box measuring eight cubic feel. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1039 • SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL BY TOM HORNER IS3D. BIRVICE, INC, Yrofrnlttj-i O/llivr I'ljiin l" Merit In n ln>l, nutilu-iin In KIT Mi'k Milllli, Hi,. Inil iirlvrr Jio Win tunning:, B ,,|,I,J; I,,!,i „ Imirli- Jlnml. II,. (,,,..,. Sinlll, li> Lrnil 'I'm to /trn J<,l,n»o nfci lifr » fclu- lircimroN (u leave tuun. CHAVTKK VIII PATROLMAN UAN FI,YNN herded his Iwo i-liarges Into tlenlhornc's study — the sullen, mumbling t, ix [ driver mid the calm, self-possessed girl, Nick was terrified—nllornnlcly begging imd tliroiilcning. There wns no fenr in the dark eyes of Ilio girl. She met Captain Dnwson's stare defiantly as she entered the room, mid lie realized that blufE nntl threats would never break down her will. As lie studied her, Dnwson compared her with Helen Benthorne. Where Helen licntliorne wns soft, Hie pampered daughter of society, this girl was hard—not unpleas- nnlly so—but because life had not been generous lo her. Her hands were not soft, nor f:uilllessly manicured. Her dress was simple, serviceable, only moderately attractive. Here wns a girl, Dawson realized, who woiUed for all she had, who had never known luxuries. "She was just leaving the apartment when I got there," Flynn explained. "Grips packed and ail. But she won't say whore she was going or why. She won't say anything, Captain. Maybe you can make her lalk." * * * "Y OUR I"* is holding, Flynn," Dawson laughed, when Flynn had recounted the story of his discovery of Nick Smith. "V'au're the only man on the force who can go to sleep and wake up with liis^ prisoner in his hands. "Now here is something else for you—find out all you can about Benthorne. As soon as ihe brokerage offices open, start tracing his business operations, back to his first purchase of stock. Get all the help you need. We've got to find otil some more about Ben- thorne and this 'Big Red' he mentions, in the note. See what you can dig up." He turned fo "the girl and the taxi driver. "Well, Miss Johnson, perhaps you'll be able to help us clear up a few things." "I don't know what you're talking about," the girl answered in H calm, steady voice. "The officer said there was a murder—a Mr. Benthorne was killed, I believe. I don'l know anything about that." "Can you explain why you were in front of this house last night, why you helped this young Douglas trick Ofrtcer Flynn, and why you and this taxi driver almost van over Flynn trying to get away?* v The girl laughed at that, but Lj John Douglas there was iio merriment in her eyes. "Just because your patrolman is clumsy is no fault of. mine, f think the driver's foot slipped oft the clutch pedal; (hen, when we saw the officer trying to draw Ins gun, we hurried away. I'm sure Mr. Douglas was not far away. After all, Captain, we had done nothing but ask where we might find a minister." The girl knew the answers, Dawson realized. She would leave no openings—how. As long as she and Smith, Joey, Mrs. Benthorne and Alston were here in the house, there was no hurry, Dawson realized. Sometimes these murders almost solved themselves. Jus! be patient, Dawson told himself, nnd something will break. Aloud he said: "I could do with some breakfast, and I imagine all of you could eat, too. ] t you'll wait here, I'll round out the butler and see what we can find." * » • JJREAKFAST was a cold, silent affair. Helen Benthorne sat at one end of the long table, endeavored to be at least a considerate hostess. Her eyes were still red, and Dawson knew slie had not slept. If she felt hatred for these strangers grouped about her, she did not show it. Only once, Dawson remembered, did her fixed expression change. That was when he had introduced Ara Johnson. Watching both the women closely, ' Dawson thought he caught a flash of anger in Helen Bcnthorne's eyes as she spoke to the girl. But Ara had remained as sphinx-like as ever. Dawson glanced around the table. He sat at Mrs. Benlhorne's right, directly across from a vacant, chair. Alston was still asleep. Ara sat beside him, and Nick Smith next to her. The girl's food was practically untouched. Smith's uppctile seemed to have vanished, too. Only Joey di Torio, across Hie table, and Krone, seemed to be enjoying the meal. How about Ara? If Dawson could have known fear, he would have been afraid of the girl. She was almost too calm, too quiet. Was all this part of her plan? Not finding .m answer. Dnwson attacked his ham and egg's t » * JOHN DOUCILAS pounded hard J on the Benthorne front door. Hatless, his tie askew, he gasped' for breath as Jameson, ever placid answered. "Is Miss Ara Johnson here?" he demanded, pushing past the butler. "I—I don't know—I'll ask Caplain Dawson," Jameson began. "A young girl, with dark hair, dark eyes. Did a policeman bring her here?" Douglas shouted. "Out of my way—I'll see for myself!" He hurried toward the study. "You'll find all of them in the dining room, to your left, at the end tit the hall," Jameson ventured. Douglas ran past the study, without a glance, to the dining room door. "Ara!" The girl jumped to her feet at the sound of his voice. In another second site was in his arms. "Darling, darling," Douglas was whispering in her ear. "I had to find you. I was afraid. When I found you were gone. . . . Ara, darling, I'll never let you go again. Why didn't you call me?" She tried to stop the flow of words,' and failing, finally kissed him full on the mouth. His arms crushed her to him. "Keep quiet, fool," she whispered angrily as she broke free at lost. Dawson smiled as he watched them. He had missed nothing, not even the angry whisper at the last. Here was his break, the chance he had been awaiting. He waited until the youth, his arm still around the girl, turned lo face him. "I'm sorry to break in like this," Douglas apologized. "I just had to find A.m. When they said at the apartment that she had gone with a policeman—I—1_" he concluded lamely. "Just how, young man, did you know Miss Johnson Would be here, in Arnold Benthorne's house?" Dawson asked slowly^.,..,.., Douglas paled. He'was trapped. <To Be Confinued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Three-Fourths of Deaths hi U. S. Art Attributed to Nine Causes LISTEN, SOURPUSS. 1 HAND ME ANOTHER. BRILL AM' DOW'T GIVE ME 1H' STOCKHOLDER'S STARE - 7H' COMPANY WOW7 GO BROKE.' YOU WON'T LOSEWUB. JOS.' "WAITER, VDU IVE OFTEW THOUGHT TriW GUV OVVMED STOCK IM THIS OUT FIT, TH' Wi\V HE ACTS NO, IF HE DID, HE'D 8G MORE GRACIOUS THAT'S WHY WE'LL NEVER. HAVE WO UTOPIAS OKI EAR.TH-- GUV'LL DO IT AMD TWO WOM'T.' 1 DON'T SEE WOW YOU CAM PLAY'BALL SO LATE WITH tHAT FLOCK OP OWLS NU6UT '. NIGHT, MAJOU, i AND STILL PITCH-—-I'M AS U£EO UP AS A PlMOCHLE DECK IN A FIRE HOUSE/ SAY/ see TUW "S LET'S GET A COUPLE OF OF SALMON BRILLIANT PLAM, CAM PRY OPEM TWE TIMS JUST ENOUGH TO TEfAPT TUt 5O THEY CAM SNIFF THE CISH BUT MOT QUITE CLAW IT OOT"~(.UIC .) IT WILL. BE THAT OBSTREPEROUS BARTER A BIT OF HIS OWM DISH-I DID...LET 'EM COMPLAIM TOME,'" MEDICIUE, EGAD/ AND VOL) 6OT A QUARTER HY DR. SlOitltlS FISHBEIN Eililcr, Journal of the American SI r ill en 1 Association, and of Ilygcia, tlie Health MagMinc Nine conditions accounted for 72 per cent of the deaths in the United States in 1537. The series of articles which follow is a study of these nuiEcs cf death. People can, if they will, help cut ,down the total number of deaths from these causes and also prolong their own lives. The nine killers are: 1—Diseases of the heart. 2—Inflncn/a and pneumonia. 3—Cancers and oilier malignant tumors. J i—Nephritis cr inflammation of the kidneys. • 5—ilemorrliagc of tlie brain and softening .of Hie brain. fi—TiilicreuItwis: 7—Malformations at birth or other diseases that attack unbies bclon thn age of one. S—M-lor vehicle accidents. 9—Diabetes. Heart disease led all other causes of dentil, being responsible kr almost one-fourth, or exactly 23.3 per cent of the total. It deslroyod 346.401 lives. Once it took its tell primarily among youth. But il has changed somewhat in the nature of its attack on the human body, and is more important as a cause of death in older pe:plc. Among people CO years of age. heart disease caused 33.9 )>cr cent of the <!c2tte. Among youth between the ngts of 5 and 19, H caused O.A per cent of deaths. Today the diseases of the heart thai destroy life are chiefly clirinlc diseases. The probability that a hu- in;m being will eventually'die from chronic heart disease Is l l ,-i times the chance thai he will die either from tuberculosis or cancer. Hear! disease is the leading cause of Death at almost every period Of life, being outranked cnly by accl- rienls and appendicitis among males at the asc s of 10 to 14. Hcarl disease Ls not a single con- riilicn. It includes many different , factors. There Is inflammation of the lining of the heart, which Is caused chiefly by infections. There Is disease cf the valves of the heart, which is frequently caused by infections, but which may result as well, from the degenerative changes that take place with age. Certain vahular diseases, like that ol Hie niiinil valve, ate diielly of rheumatic origin. Another valve is New Key Man For Mussolini attacked more often by syphilis Disease of the aorta, the large blood vessel which leads frcm the heart,' is more common in middle life and affects men more often than women I By far, the most important type' of hcnrt trouble is degeneration of' the muscle cf the heart, which is shown first by enlargement. An enlargement of Ihe heart results from strain on the organ and weakness of the muscle Induced by disease Down Memory Lane 18 Years Ago Chas. Sahbii was rcelccteri president and director of the Chtcknsaw Theatrical Guild, in a meeting Monday night at the Shide Tailor She p. Helena;. A makeshift "electric chair" used in the sheriff's office here to force confessions wns ordered destroyed today by Circuit Jutlgc W. .p. Davenport. Five Years Ago Miss Ada Huffman. 15, died at her home at 019 West Hearh street Friday afterno;n. Miss Huffman had lived in Blytheville for many years. Horace Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. o. D. Grimes, returned home Saturday from Fort McDowell, Cnllf., where he was honorably discharged from the United States Army alter Ihrc'c scats, service. One Year Ago Paris: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arc welcome to return to England at any time, it was revealed today us Prime Minister Chamberlain left for London after a conference with the former King of Great Britain. Fox Liked Treatment, . But Freedom Stronger NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (UP) — The call of the wild proved too strong for "Rectdy," pet 'fox'of Dr. Robert j. stadler. Stadler found tho animal when It was a few days eld and suffering a severe leg Injury. The fox- responded to kind treatment and learned to make Its fray around on thvcc legs. But when the door of its cage <vas accidentally left open, "Rcddy" scampered off Into the woods. Here's the latest picture of Ellore ivhiti, Italian Fascist Party's new General Secretary. "Most be- medaled man in Italy," he replaced "Pantlierraan" Achille Starace in Premier Mussolini's recent drastic cabinet shakeup. Straits Governor Says Singapore Fully Prepared SINGAPORE, S. S. (OF) — Bc-j neath a caltn exterior Singapoiv is a "veritable hornets' nest ol aircraft and is crowded with troops," Sir Shentoil Thomas tolc the Malay people in a broadcast. Thomas, governor of the Straits Settlement, said lite in the Colon;, was continuing normally ann doubted that the casual visitoi' would realize the Empire was al war unless by chance he "wandered tc one of the vulnerable )»inls." He referred to the presence in Singapore of units from India and the duties of the Malay regiment. He welcomed the addition to the garrison of British Irrxps nnd added that soldiers 61 three nations were standing side by side In Singapore. Over-inflation of an automobile tire causes rapid wear at the center ot the tread by reducing the area of road contact. Undcritv flafion results iu excessive weaj arouilfl tho edges, caused by pinching the tread In the center.

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