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PAGE FOUB BLYTHEVILLE. (AKK,) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher , . J. GRAHAM SUDEUBY, Edit<* FAMTJKt. F, NORRI8, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ut the post- office at BIytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- 5/ess. October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the Ctiy of BIytheville, 16o per weefc, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, tl.60 [or six months, 75c for three months, by mail In postal zones two to six inclusive, J8.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, 110.00 per, payable In advance. Outlook Cheerful for 1.940 J J Business men have a habit, at Ihe end of each year, of taking inventory of their prospects for the new year as well as of their tangible goods on hand. Insofar as it is possible, they like to know what to expect. Looking at statistics, politics and the war, all in one brand squint, business men arc reasonably confident that the year ahead will be a happy one. They are particularly reassured by the general state of affairs at the year's end. According lo the Alexander Hamilton Institute, 2,000,000 persons have found employment, during the past year. Although the ranks of the unemployed were not reduced in the same degree because of the addition of new employables, the number of jobless dropped about 1,500,000 in a year. In October, according to the institute, there were 9,827,000 unemployed— a figure which agrees prdlty well with other recent estimates. Similar optimism toward JO'10 is reflected in a set of concise predictions made by the National Association of Credit Men, spokesman for large numbers of manufacturers, bankers and wholesalers/ Generally, the credit association sees enough favorable factors • on the horizon to offset any unfavorable elements which 19-10 may produce. .It believes the campaign will bo too short to have any major effect on business,; and il is convinced that the efforts of both principal parlies will make the possibility of participation in the European wars even dimmer. In a broad way, the credit men sweep the entire realm of American institutions to come up with these spccilic forecasts: Agriculture: Income .should increase at least JO per cent — despite present surpluses. War activity may increase it even more. Generally, the farmer may expect a better year in 1040. Industry: Even the normal seasonal lull in January may not be as acute as usual. The automobile industry, in particular, will have a sprint in 10-10. While there may be a slight drop in steel early in the year, it will not bo serious. Railroads and building industries are standing up notably and may be expected lo continue lo do so. Labor: There will be higher payrolls generally. In some cases, workers will receive pay increases; in others, payroll gains will .be reflected in more jobs for persons currently unemployed. The credit jiien also believe new efforts to consolidate the C. I. 0. and A. V. of I,. will be made during the ensuing year— OUT OUR WAY but they do not think any of tlie' efforts will be successful. Securities: It is expected that securities will generally roach a Jiealthy condition because of their present Jug behind cm'iungs. Only the 19'iO campaign can seriously interfere with consistent advances. Credit: There will be an abundance of credit during the year, with abnormally low rales. The tendency will be to make use of the credit possibilities and to re-vitalize business generally. All of the prediction?; offer America a nice way of cwlini,' Hie year 1939. For the mo.st part, business men are realistic; iind, if the picture is dark, they will not mis-forecast it. They arc liQpefiil as they cuter another decade, that the graphs will look better in 1940. It is a kind of confidence that spreads quickly. Peitm In Our Tuna "Looking ahead, it is inconceivable, thai in our interest, we .should enter the wsir now, in order to prevent :i stalemate; that our fiction, now in support of the allies, would so impair the morale of the Gcrmnn people, that Ciller could no longer alTord lo continue his present aggressions. 1 do not advocate this eour.se, for (he moment at least, for nil possible outcomes of the war must be viewed relatively." General Frank O'Kyan maintains he would not support a war of aggression on the part of thc United Slates; but the tenor of his remarks indicates he would not be entirely antipathetic toward the dispatch of American expeditionary forces to Europe. At this season, when our sympathies are likely lo be with Finnish objectives, we must be particularly careful lo guard ourselves against inordinate sympathy for any cause which may implicate armed intervention of the United States. The, general may )je realistic. Wo must he even more so. We must realize that above all thc mission of tlic United Slates today in to maintain peace wilhm not only the territorial boundaries but within; the . western hemisphere. Wealher~6r Not, One topic, open always to comment is the weather. Reports arc now rife that meteorology is suffering because of the Kuro- pean wars. According to Washington weather experts, forecasts of atmospheric conditions have suffered seriously from the lack of interchange ol reports among nations of the world. Such conditions affect not only areas within the United States, biit also clippers and ships at sea. If the United Slates had no other reason for wishing- an immediate eiKl to Europe}!!! difficulties, the present slate of meteorological difficulties would suffice. We want lo know whether the sun will shine tomorrow. We w a n t to know whether it will rain or snow. It is an American heritage lo be interested in the weather. War or no war, ,we want to know where we in America stand. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1939 SIDE GLANCES by CalbrtHS If con, »i» ay at* stavuf. me. T. M. nee, u. a. MT. orr. 'i-3o • SERIAL STORY BLACKOUT BY RUTH AYERS COPYRIGHT. IB30.N NEA SERVICE. INC. VBSTBIlll.VVl TLc Moruvlll nails lic^rure Mcir>- umi uct uxliure. Slit- J« IjcivJIdcrod by Vlriceii(';i failure ID .HUM. Annn WlntrrK 'rlo* (o comfort lii'r, IVnlkJng on Itc ill-fit III illKliC, .H.-il-j- *<•<'» 11 dark IlKinv ItirUhii; In tliu fcliadowft of "lint, Doctor, don't say my ailment has disappeared. My husband says he can't afford i(, bul I'm determined (b spend Ihc winter in Florklu." THIS CURIOUS WORLD THE STATES, IT RESERVED THE RIGHT TO DIVIDE ITSELF INTO AS AAANV AS. Ml_J« xv OfxIE -ANOTHER DART'S SHOWN HERE IS THE SUM NEAREST THE EARTH IN CHAPTER V jy£AKY drew back at the sight of . stianije eyes slaving from the shadows. Fear paralyzed her for an agonized second and Ihen. bracing herself against the lash of spray, she van n!ong the darkened deck. Her beret blew oft in the wind. Her shoes slipped on the wet door. And nil the time, staccato sharp behind her came hurrying steps. It she could reach Hie salon door she would be safe. Panting, she came to the door and swung herself against it. In the muffled light of the voom, almost deserted now before the dinner hour, she breathed a quick prayer of relief. T.'ID safety of the room gave her courage. Cautiously, she opened (lie door o crack. Leiming against the dock rail directly opposite was a man's slouched figure, hat pulled low on his forehead. In Ihe darkness he was nothing more than a silhouette. Mary wailed no longer. When she reached her cabin, her maize hair tumbled on her shoulders and her blue eyes were wide. * * * A NNA, awaiting her, looked up with a shy smile of greeting, (hen asked quickly. "What's wrong? You're trembling." "It's nothing," Mary answered. "I'm imagining things. Ever since the boat sailed I've been on edge." "Bul something must have startled you. You're while us a ghost." Mary look off her twccd coat slowly. "You'll probably think I'm crazy, but it's true something did startle me. I could hnve sworn a man was crouched behind the compaiiiomvay watching me. And I'm almost sure he followed as fai as Ihe salon door." Anna's hand flew to her mouth In a gesture of fear. "Oh— I wonder what it means. So manj strange things arc hivnpemn_ this war thai it's enough to make you lose your mind. Spies are everywhere. You don't know when you're being shadowed or why. No one is safe." Then, her gentle voice growing bitter, "I hale war •I hate it. Why must people torture and kill each other?" She broke into sobs. Mary, sorry at once that she had startled the frail Anna, reached out a comforting hand. "I probably imagined the whole tiling. Most likely il was what we call in Yankee slang a 'pipe dream.' Let's forget it. "And svhat's more, Anna Winters, we've been moping loo much. We've slayed in this cabin as if wo were In hiding. We've gat to slep out— you and I. We'll go up to dinner in a blaze of glory." Anna looked up uncertainly. Mary, aware again o£ how strangely drawn she was to this wisp of an English girl, continued, "I was considered a clever stylis! in Paris before Die war started. I know what clothes can do to people. We'll dress gorgeously tonight and forget the war." "That would be fun." Anna's eyes lighted for a second and then sobered. "I'm sorry, but I can't go. All I have are my uniforms and (lie plainest clothes. I haven't anything for a parly." "But— iook! I have trunks full of clothes. I'll pick out a frock that will do exactly for you. You're just -about my size and height. When I've dressed you up, you'll be ravishing." Mary began shuffling through the closet where the beautiful gowns had been hung. Her eyes glistened when she came to the Robin Hood red frock, slim- bodiced and with a skirt lhat fell in rippling cascades of chiffon. 3n the darkness o£ the closet she pressed its folds to her face. This was the dress she had worn the night when she had first met Vincent. Suddenly, all Ihe rapture of her romance came flooding back. She remembered Vincent's first words after they had been introduced. "Is it you or the dress that's so gorgeous?" he had asked with lhat intriguing uplift of his left brow. Demurely she had answered, "It's Ihe dress." And all the time, of course, she was trying not to show her broathlessnoss at meeting this gentleman soldier. Vincent had answered: "Why, lo be sure. Probably when I meet J'ou for lunch tomorrow I'll ask myself how I could have thought you were the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen." It had been like that. Swift. inevitable, a love that had thrown them together in the midst of. ; war-mad world. Bul that was in Paris in September. This was now, aboard the Moravia, plowing through winter seas to New York. * * « ATAIIY turned to Anna with the red dress. "This is what you're going to wear." Anna Winters touched the crimson dress. "Oh, no, I couldn't," she protested. "It's too beautiful for me. I'd be out of place in it. I couldn't." "But you will," Mary said firmly, "and we're going lo start right now to make yau a knockout." Anna's brown hair was brushed info a swirl with clusters of curls pinned over her oars lo give breadth to the pinched face. All the (ricks of the trade Mary had learned as a fashion designer were brought into play. The new flag-red lipstick, the tawny pale powder, the alluring eye shadow paste—these came out of a kit to make Anna blossom from drahness to charm. Mary's own shimmery lingerie, sheer stockings, and gold slippers went on her cabin mate. And lastly, the Robin Hood scarlet dress. Anna Winters gasped as she stared at the mirror. She was lovely! "There," said Mary, "while Rome burns you're going to dance, Anna. You look like something out of a fairy tale—a. beautiful damsel wailing for a Prince Charming lo claim you. And who knows, maybe one will." Anna glowed with an inward, radiant happiness. "I'll wait for you," she said. Mary shook her head. "No, you're to make your entrance alone. I'll join you laler after I've had a chance to make myself properly alluring." The English girl's eyes suddenly brimmed with tears. "I want you to know," she began in a muted voice, "that you've made me happier tonight than I've ever been in my life." For a minute, the two girls looked at each other—the gentle governess ,-ind the American stylist. So unlike, and yet at Ihis minute, so strangely ths same. Same slim, graceful figures—same smart coiffeurs, nnrt more—hidden, grief in their hearts. Mary Carroll knew Ihen that this minute would be stamped id her mind for all time. Nothing could ever blot it out. In a lifetime, she would never, forget Anna Winters standingr before her like a bright • red flame-i-|rogic and beautiful. ' (To BB Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR r. •». as*, u. %. Physicians Learn lo Use Hormones To Fight Disease and Vitalize Men NKXT: Croat Britain's bifrgosl air force. (Says Pemiscot County j year. C M 1 I " I He said approximately 4.000 | 3011 IS improving • farmers i-copcratert in Ihe prac- i | ticcs this past year, aril he listed | CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. Dec. 30 ; thc most popular practices as fol- 1 —According lo an announcement j lows: yesterday by Abs M. Gailhcr Jr., Seeding 24.153 ncrcs of lesuctlcza • chair TIY DR. SIORHIS Editor. Journal of the iV[ c. tl i c '-i 1 Majrimnc, Jlyfiea, thc Health Magazine 1 Most of thc 1030 research on thc j ilainls was concentrated on the i mnle and female sex hormone. 1 ;, j These substances arc now available in varjcus forms, and may be injected into thc body, rubbed into the skin, or planted in pellets, for slow absorption, under thc skin. FISHHEIN , doubt, 1.940 will fieH new hormones American isolated from thc pituitary gland, s.iul of chairman of the Pemiscot County i Agricultural Conservation Assorln- lion. Pcmiscot comity larm innd is growing richer. ',Mr. Gnithcr made his announcement following completion of a county-wide survey and tabulation of the soll- buildinj practices performed this seeding 5.300 acres of alfalfa: application of 105.000 Ions of agricultural limeslonr. an incj-c.-i.se ».' 75.COO tons over the previous year: seeding 1.715 acres of red and white clover: and seeding of I.w acres of timothy or red top. or mixtures of I imolhy and red lop. Down Memory Lane Christmas with Mr. Manalt's parents. . . . The Highfill Implement... Co, on West. Walnut, street w4 4 practically destroyed l>y fire last*night. . . . president Hoosevelt today sought to stem the soldier.-; bonus tide saying it would hinder recovery. One Year AJJO Washington—Elmer Lincoln Ircy, the man who put M Caponc hehind bars, and who set the trap tint caught Richard Bruno Hauptmann, directed an army of 80,000 government, workers in thc most extensive spy hunt iince the World Wnr. Sliafl Marks lul Ferry , SPOKANE, Wash.. (UP) — The , Spokane County Pioneer Society to Years Ago • has erected a 15-foot granite mon- Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Dean Icft'umcnt at the spot where Antone yesterday for Monroe, La., where piante, a French-Canadian scout, LUCU..' i CAME our 7O SEE THE BEAUTV OF THE COUMTRV-- FIWD AKJ AMTIQUE .SplMXIIMG WHEEL. IK) A SHED — GIVE THE MAW TWO BUCKS FOR n- FIX IT UP A- LFTTLE AMD I'LL MAKE THIRTY DM IT-- GOLLY, THIS IS A F1ME CWV, ISU'T It.' AKJD AREN'T THE TREES '-~ "" GOR6EOUS.'; By J. R. Williams 0 UR BOARDING HOUSE ~ with~Majo . ."" K " "~ ~, ;'—»v • they will mnfcc their home. . . . The male sex hormone, which is i Liulc -i-ycar-olri I,u!a May Wheeler, scientifically called testosterone \ l i !! lgll . ler °. f Mr. and Mrs. Walter propionatt:. has now been shown to be cf value particularly in men who have lost tlic function of certain glands because of disease i which necessitated surgical operation, because of accident, or because of some failure'at birth. Men of the feminine type, when given this substance, produce » growth of heard and develop a deepening cf thc voice mid show general increased masculinity. The material Is also used in men past the age of 50, who. in smnc in- HQJJ} EVERYTHING - WP'LL CRASH THE _. . _ AT W ROOST, MiJOR •! BUSTED TH' LOCK OM TH' DOOR ^ AM' \ME C'M 3E IN SMOOTH ?.„ i IN Pi SLOT/ ~ecwG' , «• I PRESUME .„*.„„„„ WIFE (we 1) is THE SAME R WISHING CREATURE t>& EVER, WALDO.'— HMP- T MUST PA5H OUT AMD O6TWM SOWS TdiMKET TO LI6MT UP HER EVES —TELL HER CHIC •) IF K !£S THKT NAV COUSIN'S/:;! FAWLV ROM vOlGSTOM ''' - '' Wheeler, is dying this afternoon, the victim of accidental shooting by her six year old brother. Thc • children hart been left nslocp on the bed while the mother went on an errand. Five. Ycius AKO .Miss Emma Dick Moore IMS gone ol Boston for the rest ol the winter. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Sam Manatt returned today from Iowa City, Iowa where they established the first ferry across the Spokane river In 1651. "\ti Clm:k Ticks 103 Years * OWOSSO, Mich. (UP) —Gcoru'c Smith's 103 - year-old Massachu- .sdts-inaric elect; still keeps good time. Thc clock's works are made ol wood am) it. Is opciuted by balances and weights and a wooden chipper. Smith's family acquired it. in Massachusetts. ' The making of furniture as ;m spent artistic craft began in Italy. stances, seem lo period resanbling Ufc in women. pass through :v the change of Clyde ^ Particularly significant in relationship to the we of thc femnle sex hormone is its effect on cn.scs of Icukopliifcia. Tn this condition, Ihere is a thickening of tlic surface of (he tongue and sometimes ot the membranes Hning tlic checks. Investigations also sliowect that i these glandular materials, when in- ' jeclcd into animals in excessive amounts, .slitmilnle tlie growth of canrer. particularly when injected into mice of ;v cancer strain. In human beings, instances are reported in which there has keen _ sudden, massive swelling cf thc! breasts. These occurrences indicate \ thc necessity for extreme caution and control in thc li.se of ihese powerful preparations. As Ihe year ended, it was an- iicrfi tli.Tt n .sj'ntlifitic substitute for thc (emnle sex hormone had \ i been discovered. Thc product called slilbcsterol. Much interest during )!>39 war. i-entereri on thc numerous H'.r- ies which ;irc derived from the pituitary gland, and thc relationship of Ihis stand to thc oilier glancis of the body. Tile pituiUtiy. flatlet sem.s to be the touivc of Hormones concerned with growth, with the new of mother's miU; vhci\ ;hc b musing a bab.v. v.lUi llie IKIII. ami K-illi nil ol tlic tc.x- ual functions of the bod.v. 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