The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 19, 1939
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, '(ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor PAMUEL F. MORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter nt the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1311. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of BlythevUle, 15c per week, or 65o per month. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six montlis, 75c for three months, by mail In postal zones two to six inclusive, 56.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, per, payable In advance. tfusinnss Uses Its Rose-Colored Glasses Bright ami cheering, but seasoned with some down-to-earth cautions, is the business outlook for HMO. Kveiy- wherc business men ;irc echoing their convictions that the curve generally will continue to point upwards next year. This is not empty prattle, but the result of sound study of slalistic.s and all the factors responsible for business vicissitudes. One of the men who has gone into these things is Col. Leonard F. Ayvos. Once a year Colonel Ayrcs talks, and the nation listens. Tin's is because, in 17 years of forecasting, the colonel has been right 85 per cent of the time. Colonel Ayrcs expects the business index to hit 110 next year as compared with the December index of 105. He also thinks that department store sales will be higher, freight loadings higher, automobile production within 10 per cent of this year's, wages within 4 per cent of l!)S7's peak since 1020, commodity "price inflation unlikely and all-time records for petroleum rolim'ng, electric power output, tobacco products and airplane production will be set. Colonel Ayves frankly admits that two factors may interfere, the clfects of which neither he nor anyone else /''can predict—the war and the elections. Unless either, or both, blasts the picture, he sees no reason why business shouldn't continue to expand sanely and orderly. " Not as specific but equally optimistic about the future of American business is William S. Knudson, president of Genera! Motors Corporation. In a recent talk before the Houston (Tex.) Chamber of Commerce, Jlr. Knudson declared his faith in the ability of industry in this country to survive all its trials and tribulations and to emerge still the leader in the world. Obstacles, that have been set up since the depression first .swept America will gradually be removed, the auto executive believes, aiid cautious progress can continue unimpeded. Colonel Ayrea gets his predictions from statistics and charts. Mr. Krnid- Kon makes his on the. basis of the spirit he (inds predominant among business leaders. Both viewpoints are encouraging. It is vitally important that encouragement come these days from qualified business men. There is idle capital in the country, ready to be loosened up when its holders can be convinced that it will not be lost. They are OUT OUR WAY. anxious to develop new industries, expand old ones. Colonel Ayrcs and Mr. Knudson are not giving empty pep talks. They arc optimistic because conditions look better. Their forecasts should renew in ns a determination to slay out of •. trouble in some other corner of the world and to concentrate our energies on pushing business upward. o/ Publication ID thla column at editorial* froM other newspapers dc*» not necessarily mean endorsement but Is ui acluiowledgibent of Interest In the subjects discussed. The Other Fellow When we take a friend out for a tup of col- fee we Insist Hint he n.«e the sugar bowl lirsl. And we insist on paying for the coffee. 'llii' old American custom of "(lie lady lirsl" has not changed a grent deal. The Texas tradition of hospitality is a thing about which we boast willi hpantonable pride. As a whole, we arc a swell bunch of descendant of n swell bunch of forebears. Our neighbors are more than sjlad lo watch our places and feed our dogs while we are away on vacation. Our neighbors help 11.1 when wo are ill or there is sorrow In our homes. But when we. get in our cars, I he other fellow Is n scoundrel. He Is the fellow who causes the accidents. He Is (he fellow wlio slows traffic mid' delays our arrival at a place— where we uiny not be needed nt nil. When there is a traffic accident, some o»c- !:; to blame. But, by golly, It is always the oilier fellow. Ami II may not be a fellow, after all. H may be a womnn. In traffic we 1m vo no regard for a woman. If we can get ahead of her on an umber light, we have done something. although we may have io slop a moment Inter lor another signal light. The other fellow, be It man, woman or child, Is always a worry Iti traffic. Does he actually think the streets and highways belong to him? Well, the scoundrel acts like it, now doesn't he? But to the other fellow— that discourteous guy wlio Just passed on our right—we are the other fellow. He'd like 1 0 have n M g truck with a bin bummper as strong ns a railroad rail nml bump us (the other fellow lo him) good and proper. He'd make us try to hos the road. He'd fix us for cutting In from a side street.. He'd like to sec the cops get, us. Hu doesn't need an efficient, up-to-date iraliic control system. He can drive all right without more policemen for protection. But, by golly, the other fellow (still mauling us) can't do It. But he'd Insist on our using the sugar bowl first. -He'd want, to 'pay" for our coffee. He wouldn't think of jostling a woman in the paslofflce or on the sidewalk. He'd even take oil his hat in the elevator and let llie woman get out firs!. A swell guy, even lo the other fellow, until lie gels iu his car. Then he may kill sonic- i]0(| V- — Amarillo (Tex,) Globe. SIDE OUNCES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1939 • SO THEY SAY In Denmark there Is full iintinlmily Dial our country, in the midst of wars growing out, of the prcseiit unlianpy Kuropcan conditions, still nuibl cling to her policy of neutrality.—Prime Minister Tliorwidd Stauning of Denmark. " * * By adhering lo (lie trade policy we now follow, we can throw our influence on the side of economic nroBrefs and of peace and order to our own immense benefit.—Secretary ol Slate Cordcll Jiuil. * • • Tlic I'rosident hus said we have n rendezvous with drsliny. \ve seem to be on our way toward a rendezvous with despair.—•ntoinas f. Dewcy. liiiincliliii; his campaign In Minncapciis for o. O. p. presidential nomination. » * « There is no power great eiioiisjli lo kill the Finnish spirit.—Hjtilmar Procope, Finnish minister to United States. SANTA CLAUS BROWN BY MILDRED GILMAN 1939. HCA SERVICE. INC. "No soda loni(|l,l_Ma and Si.s put Hie bee on Dad before 1 could f!c! lo him!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By W:!!ia:u Fsr^uson MUCH ADO ABOUT w K)OTM»N.i"'«V"' P> m KEA stavicc, u/c. i. M. KEG. u. s rxr err. " "~ / HIMDU JNJVENTIOM OF THE TO REPRESENT W/\S THE MOST IMPORTANT EVER AAADE. IN THE SCIENCE OF COMPUTATION. Be RIGHT THAN BE FRESIDEMT" DOMESTIC CAN WITHOUT BEING EMTTEN. ANSWER: Henry Clay. N'EXT: How did the World War cause dust storms In Emmanuel Community formerly of here and wlio is now in the sanitarium at Booneville, j;iilcrt,-iii>s wflli r.irty ! llns become serious. Arrangement. 1 ; Mrs. J. W. Richardson was host- ' linvc llcrn '" a ' 10 r °'' him to bc rc ' ess to IB of her friends Wednesday i movc<1 to his llolr "' al Armorel. | afternoon in compliment to s • Wlllard ISetis. After thcf had .played names, the hostess servrd n snndtvlcl! (date and hot chocolate during the social hour. Tn i[;vve Christmas Tree 'llicrc will be a Christmas tree Saturday night at. the Emmanuel Baptist church. Miss Earline liichardson is visiting her sister. Mrs. Mac Wndc, in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Ocfean Watson have gone to Cooler, Mo., lo niiike Iheir home. , Mr. and Mrs, W. II. Richardson .were guests of Mrs. Richardson's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moody, at Gosnell Sunday. The condition o[ Calviii Rend Courier ,'Jrn's nnnt GEl POVVM FROM THERE. THE HOUSE IS FULL OP SMOKE-- WHWRE YOU COIWG UP THERE ANYWAY? OH, WE HAD A AR.GUMIMT AN' WE'RE JIS ovv-oo: IT s GITTIM' WOT.' &K ME OUTA HERE-STUCK! IS ALL -HE'S TH' SKIMWIEST ONE, TOO BO&W THIRTY VEAaSTOO •= J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopla HOLD IT •>»**. VJEU., wen-,,wi OLD PAL, SUSS16 THE GOAT/- ;NTLt;VlEM,l'M FROAA SCOTLftSlD VAV^Oj AND I'VIE CHASED THIS MEALY- MOUTHED CROOK ACROSS EUROPE, • AMD 6OUTH AMERICA FOR you 1 OUSWT TO BUST THIS FAKE DAMS RISHT OVER. YOUR UG-KAFF/r-» •>Gie THE GOAT/-NAK-UA.K- AVR.BURSTOM, T AIA AM INNOCENT THE CH16F VJlLL BH GLAD TO GREET OTUST SUP OM TWESH FOR size AND WE'LL \ BE OM OUE WAY/"*~A,MD I'LL. ) IM THIS MATTER- lFPAWV TVJIG&S GETS Vi:.STi:iU).lY, Jerry '» li'd, iiniu l i l ., l .d >on of if jflnrt oiviicr, ilerlvcH iimiif. i<!iiiuuii>.|.» lip IU.H iinlt frliool. IU, mallltr [llWlll« Hill! lilin, KljuwK 1,1,1, in? ciirlK<mn» t KE" "" ''"'""ilfcl. in II tar '" ry "'"'"" OUt °* ' Le CHAPTER IV BANKS inidgcd through the snow toward her home— . the large boarding house next door lo the Carters'. She was joined hy M,. S . Brown, Santa Claus Brown's wife, a kindly middle-aged woman who also lived at the unprolenlioiis boarding house. Mrs. Brown fell into aicp with her. "How are you, Mrs. Brown," Alice greeted her. "And how is Santa Clans Brown?" Then she added the inevitable, "Any word from your daughter?" At the mention of tier daughler, Mrs. Drown bristled with pride. "Frances? Why would I expect lo hear from her, busy as slic is? It's not that the girl is selfish so much— she's just so busy; that's wliy she doesn't have lime for us. And children, once lliey get «w;iy from home — I'll bet you don't write to your mother as oflen as yon ought, Miss Banks." "I would i£ I had a inolher to write to," responded Alice. "There it is," said Mrs. Brown hastily. "You'd write but you have no mother. My Frances has a mother and she doesn't write. That's the way life goes." 4 * * CHE changed the subject ab- 0 rupiiy. "I don't know what's keeping my^ husband!" Mrs. Brown added. "This is n busy lime o! year for Santa Claus Brown," Alice said. "Blc?s his heart, he wouldn't stint the children for anything. Some of the liiiic- ones believe in him so. lie's as close to being the real Kunta as any human being could lie, Remember the toys he mended for the little ones last year — while he was watching the factory nights?" "Yes, iic ruined his poor eyes doing it. Couldn't mend a single one this year. There was no stopping him last year. Never was when he got his heart set on making something for Frances, either. He shouldn't work so late though. It's awful Ijad for his rheumatism, coining home in all this snow." "Why doesn't Mr. Donaldson bring him home in the car when he's so late? He lives so near." "Well," said Mrs. Brown, "I guess he never thinks of it. Easy to remember dad when they want cxlra work done, when they wyit a Santa Claus for a party. He's been with Mr. Donaldson 20 years this Christmas, night watchman, Alice Banks and Santa Claus during (he season, ever since Frances was 2 years old." "It's hard to think of him as old or young," remarked Alice. "He's just always—Santa Claus—to all of us." Mrs. Brown nodded across the street. "There's Jim Carter, shoveling snow," she said. "Poor man, at Ihis time of the evening—and on Christmas Eve." walked along In silence, each occupied with her own Ihoughls. As they approached Mrs. Deakin's grim boarding house, Mrs. Brown spoke: "Well, I hoped we'd all have enough saved up to move out of here by this Christmas —maybe next year . . ." "It's handy to the school," said Alice. Mrs. Deakin was in the midst of an argument with her boarder a£ longest standing, Mr. Middle- Ion, known to the other boarders as "Dearibeat" Middlcton. Middlelon boweci impressively as Alice and Mrs. Brown came in. He was elegantly dressed in gay nineties style, his gray hair neatly combed, liis mustache nicely pointed. "Heartbeat" Middlelon was always Ihe last word iri dignity. , '" ' : "Dear Mrs. Deakin is trying to eject me," he,smiled deprecul- ingly, "on Christmas Eve. I can't seem to make her understand that my monthly remittance—all- check—is a bit late this month. Christmas rush In the mails, you knosv —accounts for many lost letters." Mrs. Deakin was unimpressed. Alice took a roll of bills from her purse and handed them to Mrs. Deakin. "Here, I can't have you throw anybody out on Christmas Eve," she said. * * » jypDDLETON once more bowed impressively from the waist. "My dear Miss Alice, it will be only a matter of a few days. I shall reimburse you at the earliest opportunity." "Heard anything from that daughter of yours yet?" Mrs. ipeakin asked Mrs. Brown bluntly. "You'd think Clu-islmas lime she could spend a penny for a card for her ma, or. a quarter for one of those number telegrams." "You have no idea how busy my Frances is," answered Mrs Brown huffily. "She's probably told one of her secretaries to send us something and the secretary didn't do it. You can't depend on secretaries nowadays. Have to do things yourself to get them done right." "You're telling me you have lo do things yourself!" exclaimed Mrs. Deakin.- "Look at me, every week I have to fire what they send me from the agency for a cook!" "Maybe if you gave 'em something to cook with instead of half spoiled leftovers—" muttered Mrs. Brown, speaking low so that Mrs. Deakin couldn't quite hear. "What's that you said?" asked Mrs. Deakin. Then she turned lo Alice. "Say, Alice, do me a favor. You slil! have your things on—I don't want to get wel. Go to tlie corner and buy me three lemons —don't pay over a dime for 'em cither, make 'cm give 'cm to you for a dime. I think—I'll make a lemon pie." "Using real lemons, Mrs. Deakin?" Alice asked with mock seriousness. "Yes, it's Christmas. Besides, I'm o-ut of lemon extract. Run along for me like a good girl. You have some money with you, haven't you?" Alice went out, exasperated. This was an old story. She pulled her coat collar Up about her face and as she hurried down the street, ran head on into someone coming the oilier way. Sbe looked up lo apologize, and then exclaimed in surprise: "Jerry Donaldson! Where'd you drop from?" (To Be Continued) » THE FAMILY DOCTOR lldi-Milo Nestles Between Fingers, Hard io Find Without Microscope »Y 1)1!. MOItKlS Kclitnr, Journal nf Ihc American M p d i <• a I Association, and of IljRria, tin; )lc:illl] Mugaziiic Tlie little organism, known as an itch-mile, which Ls so disturbing to so many people, is frequently overlooked for days before ii.s presume is correctly diagnosed and proper methods of treatment are applied. One of liie reason:; Is that the ilcli-mlte is :,o small it is lip.rrt to see without a [rnuniiyini; glass. Since it iiMi.iiiy i s foim;| fjist between (lie (infers iu ill: wets, this is the place where the mnynilying jlnss should iic first applied. The condition usually spreads from one person lo another by direct contact, but may also pavs from one |K-i,<oa to another through clothing bfihlnthcs or other materials. paints which are applied to the body. Down Memory Lane for California where he will attend the Alabama - Stanford lojlball game in the Rose Dowl at Pasadena. . . . "Biff" Jones, fonltoll coach at L3U. reliising to he a "rubber stamp" for fluey Long, handed his resignation today to James Monroe Smith, president of LSU. One i'ear A^o The .Arch Linrtsey family had a visit from "the meanest thief" last night. Someone stole all of their Christmas presents, jewelry and other valuables, while they were away Iroln home. The loss was estimated at several hundred dollars. The chief : (i,t> ilcli-mite's 10 1'cars Ago ROME- Pope Pius, entling nearly CO years of self imprisonment of the Popes in tlie Vatican, made liis exit at dawn today from the pon- lilicial quarters and entered Italian territory, it was the first time since 1370 (hat a {'ope has left the j Vatican. | Mr. mid Mrs. Jim Evrard of New Yorl; are visiting relatives here. . . . Mr. ami J!rs. I'. L. Pittman will jo to Milan, Tenn., Sunday for the holidays. Hve Years Ago Fred S:iliiia will leave Tuesday Quail Restocking Begins Throughout Alabama MONTGOMERY, Ala. (OP> — Alabama has initiated an extensive quail propagation project designed to restock the state with the game bird. A total of 6.500 full grown iiuall have been liberated throughout the state in the past few months. 100 of the birds lo cacli of Alabama's G5 counties. Hundreds more will be released during the winter. has pe.'iptratrcl tin- l x ,cly. a line rash will usnallv bclwrcn the (ingns. bu; som'-timcs spread- in:: over (.(her pun ions of the body. Usually I),,, vjcitn, i,ss rcralcht-d :,•> s.-rinusly that the skin has bt-cn daniascd and there is secondary inli\-ti un . In riiiicivm. |v,u inroc-tions oc-air. A child in s;ho!il, (his cnn- oltson :.!!oiil,i 1 K . ,s t .; ; | home lor trrntminl and i«,l l;e pcnniltctl back in K-hoal until the infestation i.s removed. In Canada, a rciitiuc has been ailoptnt which involves treatment. with a Kinrtiy containing benzyl beiviontr. After liavinj liacl n thof-, oush rufcbm: with soft soap, the alfcded cordons of (he uody are paiutKo v,i-ii this .solution which seems to dc.Mtoy iho ilch-mitc. Of com...., r,,,, p .,i C ;.,, ca .i bB . come ; rfc;ioc| agiin-from his own c\n<- m .:, K oc(i . : iaihin g unless clean do;nos are inil on a-.iti (i , 0 ,, cd ,| ncil , ire in the suu to dry. s Ihc j tc l, nre potant . of harm as well ns gooo. the-, arc lo be used only under a doctors direction. The methods of treatment most fvcqiicsi Iy ;,.. 0 (t heretororc have Involvcrl preparations of .sulfur. Tliere are i;, r ,, ;v djrf in . ont w:iys („ whi:h stil!i! f is einpioved, varyins Irom tin- u-om Miliur" i;o« p.nd pastes to cjiaiiuciits, totloiis and boi.c:! urn l ^•»ce tne ircalment ol rcincmos niii EVERYTHING - By Clvde l^ "And now Sewilor Mcl-'hill will «ive you liis oH'lwiuI, ir.i- i)]>inii)ns on world affairs."

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