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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 6, 1940
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PAGE FOUR -. THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBORY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, ChlMSO, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Knnsns City, Memphis. Publlslied Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter nl llio post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In tlie City of BlytJievlllo, 15c per iveek, or 6So per month. By mall, within n rndlus of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.80 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Cutting Bigger Tax Slices It has been no secret that real ss- talc whin lions clm-ine the past 10 years have fallen off .consistently, year by year. To make up the deficiencies in the tax yield, municipalities have generally been forced to choose between two courses: increasing the basic tax rate or trimmiiig down expenditures. For a long time, cities have fell thai they are entitled to a bigger shnrc of .slate-collected taxes than they are getting. Particularly would they like a more handsome slice of gasoline taxes, which nowadays represent a pretty good portion of total taxes taken from citizens. According to a report of the American Municipal Association, cities in at least 25 states are pledged to do their ((arnedcst to get more of these revenues during lfl'10. In addition, most cities have pledged lhen;selvcs to strive for more lionic rule, less .supervision by Ihc stale government. Apportioning slate tax money to communities is always a ticklish job. If the money is handed back in proportion to the amount of (axes paid by residents of a thriving community, other cities will complain. If the taxes are returned on the basis of need in certain districts, the sections which paid heavily in taxes will feel cheated. Under any circumstances, the stale government is not likely to feel amenable to relaxing supervision over management of funds re-allocated to the city by Ihc sfale. The attitude instead is that if the -city wants (o benefit from state taxes, there should he no objection to having slate , lives around to make sure that tlie money will not be squandered on .something silly. As a mailer of Lad, state supervision of accounting methods increased rather than declined last year. In live states—Connecticut, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire and U'yomirg —more state auditors were sent in to look over the shoulders of local oflicac.s. City officials argue (hat the re-allocation of state taxes is not a gift to the city but rather money that should rightfully be re-distributed to the cities whose citizens paid the taxes. Meanwhile, highway officials ,vnd groups of organized motorists arc prsss- ing their tight to keep gasoline revenue exclusively for highway improvement. The motorists, I hey argue, pay these taxes so roads may be maintained in good condition and so that new ones can be built. These taxes, therefore, they say , should neither be ' BLYi'HBVlLLE (ARK.)' COUfilER NEWS re-allocated lo cities nor used promiscuously by the state. The tax picture, year by year, becomes more complex, with levies overlapping and pyramiding. New forms of luxation are added constantly, further confusing the picture. Eventually, someone is going to have to tackle this matter and straighten it out. The sooner governmental authorities embark on an earnest plan to disentangle the maze, tlie easier it's going to be- all around. ttrowder Runs for Congress Neither his Communistic proclivities nor his recent conviction for violation of passport laws bars Earl Brew-tier from the right to run for Congress in (he Mth New York district. The state supreme court's decision is entirely consonant with the law; Even though conviction in a state court may bar a man from seeking of/ice, federal conviction does not; and renunciation of a candidate's political faith is not a mini-site for entering a campaign. Despite the license granted Comrade. Hrowder, New York's Mth district residents are losing little sleep over the possibility of being represented by a Stalinist agent. Unless something goes definitely haywire, Mr. Browder is not likely to become the Gentleman from New York. If, by some unprecedented <(iiirk of fate, he should be elected, ha will lie compelled to set up office in a eel), unless the federal district court's /hiding of guilty is reversed in the pending appeal. Under any circumstances, Ihc election .should give Mth district voters an excellent chance to inform Stalin and Disciple Browder what they think of Soviet principles. Freedom Must Be Guarded Despite assurances by government officials at odd moments since the European war began, the American press would not be permitted to go on unchecked if this country ever become involved in war, Prof. Harold L. Cross of Columbia University and special counsel to the American Publishers' Association, predicted recently. Professor Cross contended that emergencies, even those as great as war itself, do not justify curtailment of pros'?, freedom; that the very liberty under which newspapers operate today was obtained during an emergency. It is unlikely that any section of the press would turn to treason during a war involving this country. Freedom of the press remains a precious American heritage. The United States can never afford to dispense with it, even temporarily. • SO THEY SAY Our Heel, even when augmented by all ships now building or ordered, plus nil ships aullior- i?cd but. not yet appropriated for, will still be inferior to the combined strength of possible encmics.-Sccrctary ot the Navy Charles Edlron. * * * My feeling against dictators is as bitter as that of anyone. But, once we get into the war, we have a dictator of our own. Then our democracy is Bone.-Scnator Hiram Johnson (Rcv>, Calif.). 'Don't jump likeIlial-you'vc seen me like Hits before! TUESDAV, FEBRUARY o, THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER In i. K l.l,.r!'- ' 1 lour I"}' il Mike, Ihii <iuur'r'i'l'.' '"jiThe "Vllll'll „,,( „,;,,,,. lllllll'H B |rl If I ,.;,„ ,, IT>- .lliu-t,.. r ,,,i j,,. ,,, t . i;ood i-holiuli li,. I.HImv" CHAPTER Xlf WHEN Marie La Porto turned into the 59lh Street gate to Central Park with Tommy Hy an she /e!t she had succeeded in put-' 'ing Dan Donovan out of her mind. Her spirits rose. There was actually music in the air. As a matter of fact is was only a street piano she heard, grinding out "The Sidewalks ot New York." H brought back sunny spring afternoons when, holding tight to Tommy's hand, she had raced down South Street on roller skates. The hu little girl she hod always thought she would grow up and marry Tommy Ryan. They never talked about il, even when they were old enough (o, because Tommy wasn't the lalkiuf kind, but it had been understood. She remembered THIS CURIOUS WORLD LOOK BRIGHTER. IM WINTER BHCAUSE THERE AcruALt_v ARE THE BEST PIGHTIN<3> ^ FOR- SOLDIERS " IS APPROXIMATELY 2-1 TO 2.5 VEARS "IMAGING -LINES'''] OK-^ ^^ '''•" „ v^J^v^Vs? ;^^-i3?-- •^••^ r -» "to. I), s. w orr ' 2.-& 'AN 'you STUDV THIS DESiSrsI 30 SECONDS, THEN DRAW IT MEMOP.Y ANSWER: Simple, if you see it. NEXT: What is tiic kin<r of beasts? Down Memory Lane OUT OUR WAY 10 Years Ago Allie Sisk. well knoivn local cot-ton man and real estate owner, succumbed at the Baptist hospital in Memphis early this morning. . • . Mrs. C. I,. Orrell is spending the clay in Osccola with friends. • . . Mr. nnil Mrs. Jeff Fields s-.nd family, or Stcete. Mo., have moved to this city and are now res-dint; at the W. D. Cliamblin residence on East Davis avenue. five, i'ears Ago Mrs. tj. S. Briscof! is in Memphis today . . . Alvis Hnnccck of Pava- gowld. attended to business here, yesterday. One Year ARO The Spanish Loyalist government tied to the safety of Trance today, mid the main army began a mass retreat over the frontier surrendering its arms to French troops. The world's most extensively cultivated ground is snid lo be nn area of 1000 acres under in Hertfordshire. England. Read Courier News want ads. OH, MO, THAT'S NOT TO KEEP ME PROM GDIS)' TOO PAST-IT'S TO KEEP ME FROM &OIN' TOO HIGH.' X GOT TO GIT USED TO THAT •K AWFUL HEI6HT OH, I THINK IT'LL KNOCK you THAT HIGH, WILL IT • FASTER THAN FAST By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE ~ with MajciTlIooplc UEV, UOOPLE, I'M BUYING A POLICE } WHISTLE IF YOU DON'T MUZZLE THAT FLEA-DECOY/ HE PICKETS AW CHICKENS SO THE HENS WON'T LAV, AND HE'S GOT MY 'CAT As NERVOUS AS ft B£MK TELLER FAW, BAXTER/ ONE WHO CULTIVATES A BARMYARO 15 IM BAD VOICE BRAYING AT A NEIGHBOR WHO FANCIES A THOROUGHBRED RACER- HAR-RUMPH/;—1L.L ADMIT, HOWEVER, A DO6OP NOBLE ~~' BLOOD & OUT OF PL&CE IN SUCH .SLUMMY ->! i TA6/ I'LL MAME TUM BRUTE. ^ PUT IM ESCROW.' f> ^*-^-v OUT, MAJOR >••—BAXTER IS MAD . the sense of sccurily it had given her to have life settled. Everything seemed simple until Dan Donovan fame along, or perhaps tho change bad occurred before that. Maybe going to work at Vavnol's, wearing all those beautiful clothes and seeing the luxurious, easy lite ot the customers made ' her dissatisfied. Whatever it was she resented it— Varnet's, Dan and the whole complicated mess. She glanced at Tommy. It anything, he was better looking than when she first thought she loved him. Tall, six feet and an inch or two, he was deep-chested and muscular. He had on his best blue suit, but she wished ho hadn't picked a red necktie. His skin was too sun-burned for thai. His yellow hair, dampened by perspiration, lay Hat and smooth as he took oft his felt hat and fanned his face. His hat was new. He handled it self-consciously. He would have been much more at ease in his old cap, rough shiit and pants, thought Marie. Then she chided herself for being overcritical. She slipped her hand in his. "Let's pretend we're kids again, Tommy, out for a good time. The only thing missing is our roller skalcs." "You're not much more than a kid now, Marie, but I get you." lie squeezed her hand. "What about a boat ride?" She nodded, her brown eyes sparkling. Together, they raced BY HELEN WORDEN —-—••• down the hill to the boat bouse on the south side of the big lake, her dark curls Hying in the breeze, lommy was right, she was still a iltte girl. The round white collar ot her blue dress made her seem far younger tl«u 1C. * * * 'PHK boat house was crowded with customers. The prematurely warm weather had boomed Business. They stopped at the unch counter ami had a hot dog, then joined (he waiting line. Tommy," Marie cried, nde in a red boat and take popcorn and peanuts along You ran row and I'll sit back and feed the swans and admire you." They climbed into a rod rowboat she picked and drifted lazily around the lake, saying little but !." J .?-™ !g . lho sl . ln ' tllc tosh, warm noss of banks. Occasional Marie threw peanuts to the swans and ducks. The hipping of the water against (he side of the boat relaxed her until she thought of again and was hurt. She was .J. ^"jy.vii!£ uic sun, me jresn, urdy-gurdy revived early I s . 1 " '" s K ' r ancl U' e brightn . Ever since sho'c; been a yellow forsylhio bloom . thankful for the he.iling present. "Tommy," she said. "Let's stop the clock right here. 1 don't want to go back lo life." He smiled and pulled more slowly on the oars. He had taken oil his coal and she could see the muscles flex beneath his white shirt. She felt the old thrill for him surge within her and she tried to hold it but it was gone when he spoke. "Sounds silly to me. S'pose we did stop the clocks, the sun would still set, night would still come, and I would still have to start workin' my truck again in the raornin'. Which- reminds me," he glanced at his watch. "We've got to turn (his boat in by 5." * * * JXTARIE frowned. Now, if Tommy had been Dan— She drew herself up sharply. She mustn't think of Dan. He was going to marry Lynda Martin. He was out of her life. Tammy's words snapped her back. "All right. Lei's take the boat in and get at least one rido on the merry-go-round." She held up her hand. "Hear it playing that Jtun- ny old music?" "Why do you want to do the same things we did when we were kids?" "Because that was when we were the happiest together," she answered frankly. "Aren't you happy with, me now?" He slapped the water savagely with the oars, making a resounding splash. "Oh, Tommy, you're getting me wet!" i He went on rowing. "You di 'answer my Question." She gazed thoughtfully, at tall buildings fringing the s-ji, crn skyline, their while i painted rose by the setting "I suppose I'm happy, but i. different way." j He guided Ilia boat to wooden landing float. When dockman hooked it, be jum ashore and reached out his h; 'Well I'm not happy," ho .s as they,left the boat bouse, " the guy to blame is Dan DC van." He clutched her arm i; it hurt. "Marie, let's get mar. tonight. We can go lo Jei City—" She drew away. "Please, T< my, don't be serious today. I go on having fun. Here's the m O'-fio-round." ' She ran ahead to the platfc "I want to ride the pink pony get the brass ring. Remember Sunday afternoon you pulled in succession ami the man ' took the tickets would let have only five rides?" The lights were twinkling on mnll when they Jeft Central P; "Let's go lo Diamond Jim's dinner," Marie suggested, "f Atwood, dial widow who o< those barges beyond the M went there the other night the Flanagans. She told Poj was swell." Tommy scowled. "O.K."' V go lo Diamond Jim's, but if is going to be a holiday, d bring your Dad into it." She jerked his arm as f passed a news-stand. "Li- Tommy, there's your name Dan's in a headline!" * * * 'OGETHER they read, "Yoj Millionaire Dan Donovan li Truckstcr Tommy Ryan in Wa j front Bout Over Beautiful Mel Fight to Ee Continued. .. girl in the case, Marie La svelte Varnel model, cocktar': yesterday at Lame's with Do'.' van." Tommy clenched his fists. U that's where you'd been whe! spotted you two last night/' !' "That's all past." I Tommy paid no attention. "Lisleti (o tin's. 'Donovan's i. gagement to Lynda Martin, il< rumored, will be formally i nouncetl Saturday night at a bl<:' out Mrs. William Martin, aunti', .he lucky girl, is giving in 11; lonor'." Triumphantly he caii Marie's arm. "C'mon kid, sliclj. our own gang. Here's a t it'il take us to Times Square Li diamond Jim's'/' ' j "Yes, we'll 'celebrate," Mj, said, but she was crying. 1 (To lie Continued) ./ THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF Digitalis, Found by Herb Gatherers, Sio\vs Heart Motion, Adds Strength A nnoun cem en td The Courier News has formally authorized lo anno UY l)lt. MOUU1S FISJIBEIN Editor, Journal uf I lie American Medical Association, anil of Hygeia, the Health Magazine. in 1185, William wilhcrms. a distinguished physician in Birmingham, England, published a hook on the medical use of fox-glove, or digitalis, for dropsy. Apparently its use originated with the old gatherers of herbs who found out, purely by chance that the leaves of the foxglove had a specific effect on the elimination of collodions of fluid from the body. In the time of William Withering diopsy was reg;u-de;t its a primary disease. When Withering began lo use digitalis in an attempt to remove all sorts of ac- rmmilalkm.s of fluid from tho boriy, be was .surprised to discover that collections of water in the brain (called hycirocephahis) and collections of water in sacs in various organs of the body tlikc the ovnvy and the kidney) did not disappear. In 1170. Withering learned from | all old woman in Shropshire. Eog- liiiul, that, foxglove was good for dropsy. He began trying it. ob- j ;:ervini: its effects, fie discovered that liigtlaiis had a special effect on the heart. His exact words were thnt il had "a power over !he motion of the heart to a degree yet unobserved in any oth?i medicine, ami |lii.s power may lie converted to salutary ends.'' « * Tho value of digitalis was .so ap- I parent :nicl so definite, as far as [ conrovucd its ability to slow Ihc i motion of the heart and give it j add,-d strength, that there was liltle | giiin in our knowledge of Ihc drug ( diuint; the entire nineteenth mi- I (ITS-.'During the firs'. 10 years of) tho invent 'century, however, Kirs-1 ful Mwdtes were made: and, riming j icccn! years. Ihc .discovery of tho j electro-cardiograph (which traces the impulse that passes through the heart when the heart beats) has helped us to learn a great deal more about the effects of this drug. Today it is recognized that in certain forms of congestive heart failure digitalis saves lite. When hearts fail and when the rhythm of the heart is disturbed, this drug tends to bring about conditions in which (he heart is able to carry on its work. There is probably no drug in medicine which demands greater knowledge for proper use than does digitalis. Digitalis, like the other Magic Medical BullcUs, is a dnii; with which it is possililc to dostroy life as well as to save it. The dosage of the ding must be calculated %vilh the utmost rare for every patient and changed from time lo time according to conditions that develop. Read Ccurier News want ads Hu.v Your AMKRfCAN KXI'KKKS AIONKY QRDKRS at ROWNSON'H Sine the following candidacies for subject to the action of the cratic primary in August. Mississippi County ROLAND GREEN Sheriff anil Collector ' HALE JACKSON Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES (For Second Term) County and Probate Cle T. \V. POTTER (For Second Term) The Courier News has beervi thorized to announce the fo'i ing candidacies for election at- Municipal Election, to be & April 2. ;\ Municipal Judse DOYLE HENDERSON ' (For Second Term) • GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk PRANK WHITWORTII CHARLES SHORT JOHW FOSTER Cilr Attorney ROY NELSON PERCY A. WRIGHT liEAUTI' WOKJ TArr me Ior : VrtL.1, 1UD Apiioiutinen Margaret's _ BEAUTY SHOP REDUCESENSIlk, Swedish Vnp. Hal" Jlrs. Kuth I/awhon Tor Prompt Laundry ,'ind C:ic;ininK Service m, Inc. I Phone 7G SJ

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