The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 5, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 5, 1940
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.PAGE FOUR BLYTBEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLK COUKIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORK1JS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*' Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. lauls, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at Die post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under net of Con- gross, October S, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c [icr week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 mile.?. $3.00 PIT year, S1.50 for six months, 15c Jor three months'. by mail in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 Tier year, payable In advance. Keeping Youngsters Out of Trouble. Commission of ti crime is much easier the second time. After nnyonc has onco wandered off the Straight and Narrow', he is likely to keep popping hack into courtrooms. The chief concern of linv enforcement agencies and sociologists todii.v is to keep youngsters ;i\vay from lliiit first offense. And the young people who must he guarded most closely arc those between the ages of Hi and 21, according to a report just issued by the American Law, Institute and ha.scd on a study by Dr. Thorslcn Sellin, University of Pennsylvania crimmok-- fc'ist. Associations with criminals, bitterness and contempt for the law, a feeling of social stigma attached to the initial arrest arc nil held contributory to subsequent brushes with authority. The feeling develops that there can't be much more to and that possibly the crimc-docs-not-imy adage isn't all it's cracked up to be. The law institute's study was concentrated in New York City, but the results represent a cross-section of con- .ditions among youthful criminals. In the 1G-21 group, for example, G!) per cent of those brought into court during 1920 for property offenses wore first .offenders. For sex crimes, the percentage was 81; for properly crimes:.-:' involving the person, such as' robbery, it was 57; for assault, 79; for civic offenses, 66 and for homicides, 55. In 1938, the report indicated, more than one-third of the prisoners paroled had committed their first offenses when they were between the ages of 10' and 21. A survey of prisoners received at Sing Sing penitentiary in inso and 1981 established that 25 per cent of the incoming prisoners had committed their first crimes during this same period in their lives. The most disturbing feature about the report is the implication that, crime is not being (|uarantincd among a 'gro'ip of established criminals. Each year the ranks of crime are being increased with new recruits, many of them scarcely out of knee pants, in proportions that may vary from 25 lo 81 par cent, in some categories of crime. Most youngsters are persuaded So try their hand at crime cither because they arc idlo and therefore restless or because they need money. The solution to the crime problem, then, is abvious but difficult: Give them .some- tiling to do that will bring them money •—give them jobs. No one is a criminal at birth. He becomes one because of the conditions under which lie grows up. Active youti}.; people must be given wholesome outlets for their vitality, or they will find unlawful methods of releasing their nervous energy. They must also be assured some hope of the future. Inability to find employment provitk-s only bleak prospects. They turn to crime largely because even such a pro- carious existence looks bettor than unprofitable inactivity. This is true in Blytheville and other •small communities even /is it is in the big cities. Ask your police officers, your county law enforcement officials or your probation officers and you will find (hat (he crime problem is definitely linked with the unemployment problem and it cannot be. divorced. Lads with jobs have neither the time nor the disposition to plot and execute crimes against properly. Crimes of passion will not be as abundant it youngsters are given a chance to live normal lives. SIDE GLANCES by Oajbrahh Playing For Fun. At Union College, in Barbourvilk, Ky., they're trying a new system of athletics. They'ru learning to play for fun. As far as possible, financial aspects have been removed from Union College sports. Admission to all football and basketball games played at home is free. Athletic scholarships are no longer awarded. Pre-Hident Con way Boatman is looking ahead to the day when the school will build a stadium with no fence around it, The result, Dr. Boatman reported, is a new spirit of sport, belter scholarship among participants. And the I'ooi- baN team last year didn't do so badly: it won three, lost three and tied one. Many larger institutions might profitably study this new plan. With commercialism rearing its head throughout the realm of college athletics, football and basketball cease lo bo games ami become deadly businesses instead..- OUT OUR WAY Test. Tube Rubber Ono of the principal products in which lite United SUites is not self- sufficient is natural rubber. Since the World War, when trade routes were jeopardized and the inflow of raw rubber was slow, this deficiency has boon the source of deep concern n m o n K scientists and industrialists. Science has a wivy of licking problems like these, if given time; and, while American researchers have mot with only moderate 'success in the development of .synthetic rubber, won', got around that scientists in GermaViy hud hit, upon a feasible formula. Rights to use the formula, said to yield a better product than crude natural rubber, have now been assigned to an American Jinn, and large scale production may soon begin in this country. It is entirely possible that synthetic rubber will sonic dny be used exclusively. At least, \vc may breathe more easily in iho event international complications again tangle up sea routes. MQ BY NEA SftftlfiCE, [MC.J. M. REG. U. 5. PAF. Of f THE CAPfAfN'S DAUGHTER *( "There's nothing doiiif,' in this lowii 1 on Sundays—lei's go in the dining room and have another breakfast." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson | WERE THE FIRST CREATURES TO DEVEUOF> AS LONG AS ANIMALS LIVED AMD SEIZED THEIR FOOD HE WATER., TONGUES WERE UNNECESSARY ANCIENT ROME SOLDI ERLS WERE DRAFTED AT INTERVALS DURING THE VEAR. TO •ANSWER: Twenty-four. Published in 1836. NEXT: MTiy do stars appear brighter in winter? Negroes in Mississippi To Have First Park VICKSBURG, JILss. iut>) _ The first iwrk for negroes in Mississippi soon u-lll i>e constructed here and jilnns for another one. to be laid out in Clinton, have been submitted i 0 National Youth Administration officials in \Vashin°- ton. "There is a great need for recreational facilities In Mississippi." Ij. J. folse, executive director of the slate planning commission, said. "l|. would pay die state in dollars and cents to provide adequate recreational facilities for tlic negro, because there is little doubt but that the high homicide rale could be reduced by Hid right kind of leisure.'' Tlie park here will be of -100 acres; Ilin 0 ,, c at Clinton will only be 150 acres. YEVrRIllUV. Modeling „ Kunn tut J.j.iju'K mml, iicita bnajtg LicBi i 1 '"" "'"'" i';;"'" e»K"Ki!'ii'««. I.iilcr. whVii hn« 'cMU* hi'e Bhe""''" '" •'"'" '" I ' 1 '"' At "'""' Jo (like (lie jittvriiouii off i-eli,. ]irau: <vl(Ti |,(m. MIC iiBr.-.-*, deov. Iritf Unit Dim JUVIIIIH auyllilujj ( 0 CHAPTER XI J)AN had put in the most miserable night of his life after h< and his father came home fron we West Side court. In vain he had tried to tell Mike that Lynda Mai-tin meant nothing to him. "You can't go bade on a pom girl like that, Dan," Mike had sak firmly, as they walked in the front door. Ling's enthusiastic greetint had prevented Dan from answering at the time, but as soon as they reached Ihc upstairs living room he had told his father quite emphatically lhal he was not going to marry Lynda Martin, not it she were the last girl in the world. "And who, then, might you be veferring lo?" inquired Mike. He stood in the middle ol the room red-faced, blulV and jovial, "When you wired your mother nnd meself 'hat you had found Ihe girl you were goin' lo marry?" "Marie La 1'orlc," Dan replied promptly. 'She models clothes at Varnet's. Her father owns a couple of. barges." 'What Ihe devil rlo you mean?" Mike stared at him with his round blu? eyes. And then Ihe storm broke. The caustic comments about Die fight on the barge pier and Dan's failure to knock Tommy Ryan out were as so much tea-table chitchat, compared to the Jovian rage that Mike indulged in now. He grew very while and when he lalked lie sounded as if somebody had seized him by the windpipe. Thick brogue clogged his excited speech. "Not a cent of my money shall ye have if yc many lhat girl!" he cried. Dan lit a cigarcl and loaned gingerly against the lire- place. He was still sore from the blows Tommy had landed. "Very well, father. You've often said i'l was about lime I did something lo earn my living." Mike fried another line. "It's not alone (lie money you'll be missin'." His voice had the emotion that only the Irish can muster. "But ye'll be brealun' your mother's heart." Dan spoke <|nietly. ".\fler all, I m marrying the girl, not mother." Mike paced angrily back nnd forth. "A, bargeman's daughter! Have ye gone mad, boy'.'" Dan smiled. "I believe her father owns the honorary tillc of Caylain. At least f heard him re-i •BY HELEN WORDEN —• lovred to once or twice this eve "ing by that prefix." Mike snorted. "A common cana boatman for your father-in-law As if. any child of his could b good enough for a son "of mine." Dan laughed. "That's vcij funny, Dud. As a matter of fact Bat La Porto doesn't think l'n good enough for his daughter. II •is much as said so tonight." "Where does tins illuslit'ou family live?" "On (he barge Molly, dolm a Pier a." Mike threw himself licavily into a chair. "Have ye no pride left?' After that ho refused la talk with Dan any more. His big body sagged forward, suddenly old. Jn vain Dan and Ling tried lo coa.\ liim to cat a sandwich or have ti drink. Ho simply shook his heac and continued to sit by the flro Uc was still silling there when Dap. went to tied. * * QNCE in beet, Dan began to realize how sore and bruised lie really was learn the fight. Every "one in his body ached separately. Ins head throbbed and his eye Mined him. Harder lo bear I nan he physical pain, however, and even his father's anger, was his inccrtainly about Marie. He loved her so much that he didn't see how she could possibly not love him, md yet, lhat might very easily be. A jealous fear clutched his heart is he thought lhat tonight, when she ran. so frantic-ally out on the «er, her concern was not for him, ml Tommy Ryan. Thinking of his, ho wondered ho%v he could ive till morning lo talk io Marie md find out for himself about her eelings tor him. Early as it was when Dan arose, Hike had already dressed and Breakfasted. As they met in the iall, Mike put an affectionate arm ibout his sou's shoulder. His tone vas kind. "We'll forget last night, laddie. C ye want lo marry the girl, I'll lot oppose ye, though I still claim he right to stick to mo own opiu- 011." His rough voice trembled a Utle. "But yc know, ye're me >n!y boy." Dan didn't speak for a moment. to couldn't. He just pressed his "athei-'s hand. Filially be said, Where are you going KO early. Dad?" Mike's voice became grufV again. 'I've a little matter of me own want to settle. I'm one to clean up business as I go. I like to be erlain of me ground. I'll be teil- ng yc about it in detail later." Wilh that he was gone. Half an lour Inter he was asking a sfrag- ;ler leaning against a pile head on Pier C where the baigo Molly might be. COPYRIOHT. 10.1 \ NEA SERVICE. If "Yonder," replied the ! pointing. "You can spot it enough. It's the only barge d here Hiat's got a fresh cot paint. See ils white sides green shutters?" He levelei' index linget "And there's B; Porte himself, on deck." t * * MIKE approached the Iv amiably enough, but his nettled Bat when he introd himself as Michael Donovan. thought it condescending. "And why do you want t< seeing La Porte?" he demandtf Mike lost his temper. "I { to sec the father of the girl) son Dan says he's goin' to ma/ he roared. I Bat, who had been up A dawn trying to figure howl could reclaim the cargo w Tommy Ryan had taken last n ooked at Mike in bewilderrt His own temper, never any] gond, dared as he realized the' ;on for Donovan's visil. ! "I'm Marie La Forte's fallic- that's what you want to kn,' :ie sliouted, "but youi- call's w ed, my fellow, if you think : \ can persuade me to let my dot.' !cr many your son." He snaj his lingers in Mike's face. "11 i not the intention of letting my! I marry a waster," I Surprised caualboat occup stuck inquiring heads out lalchways ns Mike bellowed l'- al Bat. For Ihe first time in til nomory, Bnt had met his mt f i "Your daughter isn't f" enough for my boy," scrai'i- Mike, waving his cane at Bat. j! clutched his hat with his free K is a sudden gust of wind swipe!"Is that so?" shouted Bat, ij" ng up his sleeves, i URS. LA PORTE, hearing racket, had hurried up'i leek. Desperately she caught L by (he coat tails. "Will you n& stop fighting?" she cried, pul| ! lim back toward the hatchway On Ihc pier Mike danced up j town with rage. "Your girl I 10 social standing," lie yel'l 'She lives on a barge." I With superhuman effort, lit i> Porte had dragged Bat to;. latchway. "My girl is mough for anybody," Bat sl™ UJ l lis conversation was abruptly": iff. Mrs. La Porte had yanii lim in. The hatchway was bara' hut. 1 Mike gave a derisive laugh tamped off the pier. Five tuin aler he was calling Dan. "I fake back all I said lornin'," he roared into Ihe ph 'Ye'll not .marry.,that ,l)Iilhei Kii-goman's girl if I kin live, irevent it." (To Be Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. U, S. PAT. Athletes Arc in ConsUuil Danger Of Injuring Carliiages in Knee Important interests in several iron works were owned by the father of George Washington. Under the Illinois Iraffic code. ...c police arc authorized to warn slow drivers against, delaying traffic. stale ».-i I'M AWFUL CAREFUL UMDRESSIW' BEHIND TH' STOVE--I GOT SIMGED A LITTLE ONCE MAA-AH.' \ MAKE 'EM A QUiT LAUGHIM ) AT Me-I / CAM HEAR IT AWAV UP HERE.' OVER PICK UP HI5 NIGHT LIKE THIS-- I SIZ.2. AND A YAWP AND--HA-H&-- 8RAMDED OW HIM SHOULDWT LAUGH ., BORM iHigf/ VEARS TOO SOON By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE willi Major Iloopic jjjj* JAKE SOR5 ~"\ CAUGHT VOO W HiXV 1W VOOR \1 JW<E WILL Hf\iR, MAJOR, WHEN U£ SOLD YOU THAT BARKING , BEETLE.' I HEAR , TME LEWIS AM' CLARK. EXPEDITION A8AMOOWED SCRAM BECAUSE- COULDM'T KEEP UP/ Be we CURB WITH we E,V\PTV TIN! CAMS ' HE Cf\M ALWAVS FlMD i\ SUCKER 1 WILLING TO Buy THlJ CITY HALL AT A BE GONE- BEFOSE I LOSE /.W RESTRAINT AMD COMPRESS YOUR MEAT-FILLED HEADS iM THIS Nlur- CRACKER .vMHERE THEY BY l)It. MOKRIS FISIIBEIJV Editor, Journal cf the American M c d i c a I Association, anil of Hyeeia, the Health Magazine The knee joint is frequently weak because of looseness or cracking of the senulunnr- cartilages. These small, circulr.r bodies which lie between ihe large bones of Ihc knee and thigh, are frequently damaged in athletic penortna M .c:?s. j When the cartilage is loo.;ctied or , broken, Die knee will lock, bc:omc swollen mid painful. During the football season just ended, several of Ihe nation's lending slars were incapacitated for long periods of time by injuries to their scmiltmar curtilages. Until modern .surgery \vas greatly improved, operations on the knee joint used to be considered ns extremely serious. There was always danger of secondary infection. For this reason, it was customary, in instances, to permit .swelling to go down, aft^r \\lucVi 'lie knee could be put in proper posiliou and Ecrmilicd to heal. The athlete would often be incapacitated for two or Ihree weeks, If o'.ic does not plan to indulge in athletics to any considerable extent, he can easily obtain recovery I Announcements u UHE OLD BOV IS STILL Fl&MTINS AMD CHEVMlNS/ U-s t « simply by rest and application of lie/it with ilie use of a proper ban- dnge or splint. However, if the young man or woman plans to continue in alliletics or to practice ballet dancing, medical treatment doc.s not bring about lasting results. Under these circumstances, removal by operation is now generally recommended. In lim lasl 20 years, operations have been greatly improved, anri (lie safeguards surrounding the operation liru-e been increased. Nowaday.-, if the operation is performed by a competent surgeon or orthopedic surgeon and the aftsr- . care is salisfaclory. there is likely | to be little. i( any. chance of a j recurrence of Iliis knea I rouble. Csii! British authority reports that 93 per cent of the knees on which operations have bean performed were just as good as the uninjured knees after a period of five yr-ais. , In m per cent, the knee movements were perfecl; and in more than 80 per cent, (here was no indication that there had ever been trouble with the knee. The irm world production ol ! sold amounted lo 3G.2GG.OOO fine jounces; the Philippine Inlands pro- fdiicwl 60-1.900 fine ounces of tint; lOlfll. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago While some employes ot Bl.vthevillc Store company, closed, are seeking oilier pc_ Mrs. Nellie Stewart, head oj piece goods department for s< years, is planning how to : ! her money, she was hunting i when a telegram arrived whicl 1 of her inheritance of a subsh sum of money from an aunt. Alice Burton, of Danville, V, Five Years Ago ;. R-. A. Kelson Jr.. son of j: Nelson Sr., of this city has '• elected captain of the track :'i of Arkansas Stale College.>,\'/ ; boro. Young Nelson was wir.ii' the mile run at tile slate met Ihe pasl two years. Mrs. Joel chandler spent yi clay in Memphis. . . . w. M' ; formerly of here and now ol Springs, spent lust night here : bus daughter, Mrs. Leslie H and faintly. Due Year Ago j London—Scotland Yard .c the House of Parliament h! public loday and took emcvj precautions to safeguard lui' Windsor Castle because of aj tionai terrorism campaign ar; Hed to Ihe "Irish Republicaij my." The dotiH'siic airlines of United States, during 1910, CF expected to increase their a gate net. revenue by 20 to 2." cent- over 1939 cpcrations. i The Courier News has been formr>:iy authorized lo announce the following candidacies for bflice , subject to the action of the Dcmo- t cratic primary in August. ' .Mississippi County Judge ROLAND GREEN SlirrifT and Collector HALE JACKSON Treasurer ! R. L. (BILLY) GAINES J (For second Term) (oimly and Probate Clerk •L'. W. POTTER. ' (Vm Second Termi i The Courier News has been sxii- i thori/ed to announce the following candidacies for election at the i Municlnnl Election, to bo held i April 2. '• Municipal Juris 6 ' ' DOYLE HENDERSON i (For Second Term) GEORGE \V. BARMAM Cilr Clerk i FRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHORT JOHN FOSTER Cltr Ml<" lic - r i ROY NELSON 1 1'ERCY A. WRIGHT

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