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December 1, 1939

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS IHE.BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher . J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor PAMOEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc.. New York, Chicago, De- troll, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under 6Ct of Congress,' October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. .* SUBSCRIPTION RATES By. carrier In the City of BlyUievllle, 15c per week, or 65e per month. By mail, within a. radius of 50 jiiiles, {3.00 per year, 51.50 for six months, ISc for three months, by mail lii postal zones two to six i'lcluslve. $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable In advance. A Dark Year For Justice While we in Arkansas, and others in many other American slates were enjoying a quiet, peaceful Thanksgiving yesterday, death mined from the skies as Soviet airmen dropped bombs on the capital of Finland. ^ The attack followed the' formula so dear to the heart of powerful •nations who hardly Irouhle any more for an excuse to attack a weak neighbor—alleged provocative incidents (on the face of them so minor as to prove their complete falsity) and then "retaliation." Indeed 1939 will go down in. history as one of the dreariest years of this century, a year in which might has been -the sole and deciding factor in disputes between iintioiis. Russia's ruthless attack upon Kinland with hardly even an attempt to advance an excuse for doing so is a warning to the United States that diplomatic maneuvers must be backed by powerful armaments. We want to keep such tactics as have been exemplified in the Nazi mobbing of Austria, the rape of Czechoslovakia and crucifixion of Poland and this Soviet attack on little Finland away fiom our shores. Alaska holds its attractions for Russia. South and Central America hold their attractions for Germany. One newspaper columnist summed up our cause for Thanksgiving in pointed fashion when he wrote that we should be thankful for two great oceans. Blasting State 'Tariff Wall There isn't a state in the Union •that hasn't tried to .protect its o\vn industries in some way by regulatijig the free flow of goods from its neigh- boi ing states. There we no tariffs within the United States; but some of the discriminatory measures enforced today are so close to being downright tauffs that the difference is only a technical one. Secretary of Commerce Harry Hopkins recently suggested nn inter-departmental conference among the Labor, Justice, State, and Agricultural departments and the Federal Works Agency and the National Resources Committee to see what could be done about smoothing the roads for interstate commerce. Mr. Hopkins is fiitiy convinced that existing trade barriers, designed to guard business men within a state from excessive competition, are doing nothing toward the extension of trade. A good many of the trade walls OUT OUR WAY were erected around stnte.s when the going began to get tough nftcr. 1929. A few of the slates felt the least they could do for their industries was to t.ike every possible step within the limits of the Constitution (o eliminate annuying competition from outside. That started things. If trucks from state A couldn't get into stale H without paying a mileage tax, the only thing for stale ]J to do was to set up its own licensing or tax regulations for outside .trucks. Such control measures naturally affected stales C and D, also neighbors, and these states found it necessary to regulate their onl-of-state influx. An idea like that gets around. Most states now not only have fees, and taxes to regulate truck shipping, but many levy taxes directly on farm and industrial products shipped in from other slates. A few stales have even levied taxes against the products of specific neighboring slides in retaliation for restrictive measures. A certain amount of control over .shipping 'may be advisable do .safeguard health. Most devices which have been set up ostensibly for this purpose," however, go much further. The health angle is just it convenient peg. >•••. Tf a committee under the federal departments is appointed to study this intricate situation, a painless way of easing the commercial tension may be uncovered. Much better would be action coming directly from thn states involved. The machinery to facilitate removal of barriers has already been set up by the Council of State Governments through formation of more than 40 suite commissions to handle such problems. The National Conference on Interstate Trade Barriers has already discouraged some states from passing additional legislation to hamper trade. A national conference, or a scries of regional" meetings, nniong authorized representatives af the states might do the trick. It seems apparent that if the movement to eliminate barriers is to be cfl'cctivii, action must come in one full swoop. Many of the barriers could be' removed!with -almost no effect on commerce in general 'because in many cases the restrictions are checkmating each other. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1939 1 SIDE OUNCES by Cajbralth Two Grim Alternatives Within a week, two New'York fathers took the lives of their children because they believed their sons to be physically or mentally unfit for the future. These slayings emphasize anew a problem for which society has never found a completely satisfactory solution. Of course, it is easy to say tliat murder is wrong. No one can dispute thai. The primary right of the individual to be permitted to survive should be held inviolate. For the care-worn New York fathers, whose normal hopes of healthy heirs had been shattered, death for their sons seemed a .happier solution than the prospect of the black lives they were doomed to lead. No one can help but sympathize with these parents who had two alternatives — both of them grim. \-v inu\ iw '•••< •:•&}&• •••'. "I'd hale to liavn an actual .slimvdown on whether my husband prefers I lie dojjs or me." THIS CURIOUS WORLD SUNFLOWERS ARE NOT NATIVE TO KANSAS. THEY WERE CARRIED IN AS SEEDS, <CLirV<£,|N<S TO THE AMJDDY WHEELS OF E/VSTBOUNO WA&ONS ON THE O1_D SANTA IN CRAWFORD COUINJTV, .f.A/MCHKSAN, A • : RAIf? 'OF A AAERICAN BALO SET A PRECEDEN THIS VEAfS BV ., . v .\x~ HAT XXRE THE L^' 1 I FOUR. TYPES OF Sfev- \ANTHROPOID APES ANSWER: Gorilla, chimpanzee, orang-ufan and gibbon. NEXT: Jack Ucmpscy's "sock." • THE FAMILY DOCTOR [New Methods Help Doctors to Curb i Death Toll Among 'Pneumonia Patients • SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL BY TOM HORNER COPYmoHT, IMS. hkj\ SERVICE, inc. YKSTKRIlAYi Dattnon MuJI.-p. ll>e i'l«urrl«. ^rii ' roiurx, Irlln lillll Ural KliK Ninr llcnlhojrnr «'ar- llcr In till! t:\cnlnK. 5Ii* i-nnje til kill Jilm, Inn M ril , iirnijiornu Jn- <rrni|if<>d (|,,.| r , nre il nK . llfcl<K u-lijr MJU wiinli'il la kill llcn- Ihonir. Slmrlj ,1™ [m «iv<-r«l "tie \\'ittt ruj- fntlirr!" CHAPTER XIII pOR a moment there was silence as Ara's words seemed to echo throughout the room. The girl did bear a resemblance to Benihoitic, Dawson realized now, wondering how it had escaped him. The expression of halo deatli had fro/en on Ben- thorne's face was reflected, however softened, [n her features. There was the same downward slant to the corners of (lie mouth, the same determined set of the jaw. And Ara's almost unbreakable control, her ruihlcssnoss of purpose—these were Bcnthornc's heritage to his daughter. "You have proof, of course?" Dawson asked, explaining, "You may share in the estate." Ara shook her head. "I don't want his money—ever—" she said bitterly. "He offered me that . . . a hundred thousand to go away and never let Mrs. Bcnthorne know. I laughed al him ... I wanted to make him sutler as we had suffered—mother and I. . . ." "You must have some proof," the detective persisted, gently. "I've plenty of proof, right here in fliis room," Ara answered. "Pictures, letters, a marriage certificate. They were on the desk when Mrs. Benthorne came in. Ho stuffed them into a book, and put it on the shelf quickly, hoping she hadn't seen them. . . . Bui I tolcl her." "Suppose you start at the beginning and tell me all about it. We'll get to the proofs later, if necessary." Dawson guided her to a chair, then stood over her, waiting for this unbelievable, fantastic story. « * * "JiHERE was nothing sordid in Ara's account of her mother's marriage to the man the world was to know as Arnold Benthorne It was merely the old, old story of an impetuous daughter, an attractive young man, wid an elopement to escape parental objection. "Mother—her name was Ara Johnson, too—" the girl began, "was the daughter of a wealthy Montana cattleman. She was a beautiful girl, and she had a dozen proposals before she was 18. But John Douglas"—Dawson glanced questioningly at the young man, at Ihe mention of the name— "really won her love. "He was handsome, wealthy, apparently an adventurer when ie came to Montnnn. No one could md out much about him, or where lie had made his money—but that didn't bother folks out there* much. . . . He did no work, received no mail, and apparently had no interest in life until he met Ara Johnson. ..." The old cowman, Boss Johnson, had little liking for the stranger, the girl related, and less when he discovered his daughter was sec- ing Douglas. Al last the couple eloped to Halt Lake City. The marriage lasted three months. Then Douglas disappeared, leaving his wife penniless and alone. Slio was too proud to go back to her father, too independent to ask for help. She found work, first as a waitress, (hen in a laundry, but the hours were long and Ihe pay small. Ara was born in a charity ward. But the months of work, the agony of loneliness, climaxed by the birth of the child, had taken too great a toll of her mother's strength. "Before Mother died, she wrote all of this in detail. Then she put il with all of her pictures of herself and her husband, her marriage certificate and some letters John Douglas had written her before their elopement. On one of them—his finger must have bee: smudged with ink—was an almost perfect fingerprint. She also wrote a letter to her father, in Montana. "She left instructions that her father should be notified in case of her death and thai the packet of letters should be kept for me. But something went wrong, no one ever told her father.'"And'the packet was forgotten. "I was raised in ail orphanage. Apparently no one ever wauled to adopt me. When I was 15 I went to work as a housemaid. The family I worked for were kind and helped me all they could. II was through their efforts that 1 was able to trace my birth record and discover my mother. "One of the nurses who had cared for Mother remembered her, and told me about her. She remembered the packet of letters too, and when .she learned I did not have them, she began a search that finally uncovered them in an old file cabinet, in the vault." *. • • .-..<TOUT finding her lather was'no simple task, Ara learned aflei long years of vain searching. She might have gone home to her grandfather, but finding her father became an obsession. She had been alone all of her life, a few more years could not matter. And as Ihose years passed any affection she might have had for her father turned to hate." Her long hours of work were blamed on him. The pleasures she was. forced to forego and the hardships she endured were charged up to his neglect. Hers was a long fight, for an education, /or a job, even for a living. Detesting her father, she refused his name, adopted that of her grandfather. And all the time she wailed for the clew that might lead her to her father. It came unexpectedly, t * * IHE was working as cashier in a coffee shop when she first noticed him—an open-faced, red- haired, smiling youth, who paused to talk .about the weather and the baseball games as he paid his check. "Build-up lor an invitation lo show and supper," she warned herself. There were many such requests and invariably all met with the same smiling refusal. But this time, Ara wondered if she really wanted to class this genial young man with, all the others. For a week she watched lor him each day, waited for the inevitable "How about seeing a show tonight?" But it did not come. Then late one evening, just before she was ready to quit, she looked up from counting her change into those laughing blue eyes, and that disarming grin. "Have- you lived in Salt Lake long?" he asked pleasantly. "I was born here." "You must Juiow a lot of people." "Not many, and only a few of those who really count." "I'm looking for a man," he continued. "I don't know much about the city. I've searched for a week and I'm no farther now than when I started. You've been friendly—more so than any other person I've met—I wonder if. you'd help me?" There was no denying his straightforward appeal. "Wait outside until I'm through here. We can slop at the library, check into the directories." Fifteen minutes later they hurried toward the library. Suddenly Ara paused. "This isn't a habit of mine, you know," she said."But you do look honest, and I may be able to help."'. "I know you can," the young man insisted. "May I introduce myself? I am John Douglas." (To Be Continued} I | BY DTI. MOHKIS FJSIIKKIX j Kililor, Journal of the American > M e il i c a 1 Association, anil tf ' Hygcin, (lie Health iU.Tgjizinc A few years ngo, physicians confronted with pneumonia stood 1:1 dread because there was so liuic medicine could do specifically (o central this condition. Now there nre so many methods and measures that the utmost skill is needed by the doctor to determine just what is to be used and how it. should be given. More than 30 different kinds of puetimocceci—(lie germ that causes By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople WHLVf'S THAT YOU'RE PUTTIM' IM THIS? OH, THIS IS WOT GIVES PAINT A FINISH-ONE. PIKSTOF MUR.1WIC ACIP TO ONE GALLOM Of PAINT WELL, HE CAN'T BE SUCH A BAD GUV--HE'S ONlV PRESCRIBED ENOUGH ACID TO EA;fTH' PAIMT UP— NOT ENOUGH TO EAT TH' HOUSE UP-- SO HE AIM'T SO MEAM.' FINISH TO PAIMT- IT WOULD EVEM EAT AU. TH' BRUSHES UP.' HE WON'T TELL NO TRADE SECRETS FOR. FEAR.TH'GLiy AUGHT PA1WT HIS OWM HCXJSE.' TRADE SECB.ETS ^plfASTOUNDlMG? WHY, EGAD, *~*^( AS EASY AS SWALLOWIWG ASTOUMD1MG/) At>IME r . / -~~"TWEOMUY TWN& T CAN'T UNDERSTAND ABOUT THAT M ML. ORDER. PARLOR TRICK 15 HOW TIM H&PPEMED TO HAN/E OM A CLEAN StAlRT/ WHEN HE DOES TH6 "80% TRICK j MAJOR,J LET WE TiE THAT VALEN1TIN6 UFj AwO HE WON'T BE OUT IM TlMeTO RILE INCOME TAX. TJCTURN. 1 pneumonia-have been isolated. The majority of pneumonia cases can be grouped according: to a few lilies. We now have specific serums lor each of Uicse types, including hcrse and rabbit serums. When tlie pneumonia serin gets into the body, the blood begins building resisting substances. Scrums are made by "noculating animals willi (he germs so the bloods of these animals build up the resisting substances to be injected into the human b:cly when they arc needed. In addition to the serums, however, we now have sulfapyridine and 5Ulfanilainide."The fanner Is particularly potent against the pneumonia germ, 'flic studies that have been mnde so far indicate that sulfapyri- dine, when put into the body of a pnenmcnla patient, holds the germs In check until the body itself can develop enough of the resisting sub-' stances to destroy the germs. In other words, .the drug Itself does not, destroy the germs. For Hint rcascn v'lyslcians recognize the importance of giving sulfapyridine eax)y and of continuing to give it until the body has developed the necessary resistance. Unfortunately, sulfapyridine itself is n toxic drug and must be given under the most careful controls. The patient must be ccristanliy and carefully studied during the time the drug is being given to avoid any dangerous reactions. Usually when sulfapyridine is given in a pneumonia, case, the temperature drops almost immediately. The antibodies appear in the fluid matter of the blood about the time the crisis wculd normally occur, and it is these antibodies which eliminate the disease. Of course, the use of oxygen, which permits the blood to continue its function during that period when the lungs are inflamed by pneumonia and when it. is difficult t:- gel enough oxygen into the blood, is often a life-saver. There are also drugs to sustain the heart and (o control the digestive processes. Experts predict that the application of these new methods will reflect a definite rtr:p in the denlh rate from pneumonia within the next few years. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago Pete Craig, captain and star fullback of the' BIycheville high school Chlcknsaws this year, wns placed at the fullback position on (lie Arkansas Gazette's first all- state high school team announced yesterday. E. D. Ferguson was elected president of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce at a meeting held yesterday . . . P. Q. Rorie of Helena will succeed Jefferson Sherman as pastor of the First Methodist church . . . All previous records for December were shattered when the temperature fell to 4 above early this morning. Five Years Ago Some of the "way back when" boys are refuting the claims of the 1934 Laslie coached Chicka- taws »s being the first undefeated team in tl« history of the Blytheville high school. They recall the 1924 team coached by Ben Lincoln as being undefeated, however they overlooked a tie by Paragmild and a forfeited game to Caruth- ersville caused by the team walking off the field early in the second half because of poor officiating. Members of that team were Tate, Secoy, Copeland, Willis, Johns. Elliott, Koonce, Sudbury. Matteson Wright, McHaney, Whlt- worth, Beans, Hardin, Eberdt and Grimes. One Year Ago Washington—Assistant Secretary' of War Louis Johnson revealed today that 10,000 Industrial plants have been given "definite war schedules of production." New Hope Artist Colony Shows Steady Growth NEW HOPE, Pa. (UP)—An artist colony of national renown lias developed at this little Pennsylvania town. Organized about 30 years ago by a group of painters and known as the "New Hope School," the colony has grown steadily. Because of its position between Philadelphia and New York, it has proved a great attraction in recent years to artists from these cities, many of whom have achieved national fame. HOLD EVERYTHING - By Clyde Lewis Kansas Farmer Collects Pencils of Personality BURNS. Ki\s. (UP)—If you write a. best selling noval or a prize winning poem. Ralph Ofeller, a farmer living near here, may try to talk you out of the pencil you used, in doing it. Ofeller has a collection of what he calls "pencils of personality." He Ims one of the pencils used by Noel Coward in writing sonic of has plays, and hundreds of others used by notables in their creative works. "And remember, Jones—keep your lint on when you're approaching a customer." -

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