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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 7, 1940
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS " . THE COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBORY, Editor 1 SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Malinger ; Sole National Advertising Representatives' Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, SI. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second clnss matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act o( Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevllle, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 mites, $3.00 (.'«' 'year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Its Tww To Eliminate Tim With the viaduct over the Frisco railroad tracks at Yavbro completed" . ami in use for some lime it seems that ' the next logical step in making High- .way No. 61 -safer would be lo eliminate the "kink" in the highway a short distance south of'"the viaduct — soino- •limcs called Krutr,' curve. The curve, or "jerk" it might liettur be called, has long IJCCMI a source ot' trouble and a lest of nerves. The bridge over (he drainage canal at that point is apparently at just thn right place to catch a driver somewhat unawares or at least with his car off balance as he enters it, particularly from the " north. It is one of those "mean" curves that we feel more than we see sometimes as 'we travel The lurch, or veering of a car from what should be its line of traction is the danger signal that causes such points to be dubbed "mean" or treacherous. For instance there is another curve, a sharp, almost right angle turn on the same highway down in Crittenden county which produces about the sattie tost for car and driver but il is much more apparent, to the* eye. The "kink"-north of Blylheville has taken its toll of lives and injuries.' Whatever the reason, if there was one, for its, existence,; when., the highway was built,-'it Iiirs' i l()ng''sinc6 > cxj)ire(l;' •' There is now no sound reason for it.; . continuance. It deserves a prominent .place on whatever highway straightening program the Arkansas highway department contemplates. Opera Turns to the It was proven long ago that the opera is not merely a 'dowager's monopoly—a sort of esthetic fashion show. The commonest of common men enjoys this venerable form of musical enter - taiument quite as much as the jewel- sprinkled social empress of Newport. The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York scanned its books recently and discovered that its famous old opera house might have to Close shop unless the humble lovers of music were willing t 0 conlc forrward with SOUK folding money— about $1,000,000. The old endowment system among wealthy patrons was cracking up. The Littfu Man all over the country was quick lo dig into his pocket. Donations arc being received in abundance, and an carlv prediction is that the Jlet has bco-i OUT OUR WAY saved, For the first time in history, the simple opera-lover will own a share in the Met. The phenomenal success of outdoor opera projects,•notably in St. Louis, established long ago that opera was not taking a fatal beating by the more ribald forms of modern musical entertainment. Genuine opera fans arc still numbered in the millions, and it is good to feel reassured that pn'ma donnas are not soon destined to become museum pieces, Rdlx Tdl\i> Ov'r If rals could voto, tlio hiiiiuiii raco in Ihis country would be in for some pretty shabby treatment finis outnumber the human population in the United States two to one. The estimate comes not as nn adjunct lo Die dicnnial census, but, instead, From the American Chemical Society, which has spout considerable lime plotting effective means of mass honiiciue against, the rodenl horde. Each nil, it is said, manages to get in about $2 worth of damage each year lo bring the total annual vandalism lo $500,000,000 It appears that the lime is ripe for that man, whoever ha is, to build that better trap so that the world can start ti-okkinjr to its door. Rats might not lake over the country at any early dale, but at least something ought to be done to .save the woodwork. VieuA of Pubilcatioo to thte column at editorial! from other aew&papcr* doe» not necessarily roe»o endorsement but It u acknowledgment ft interest to the lubjecte discussed. - _ _ -^ «^ __ E^S^Z^I^s: Liltle Thing A Big Wrong Georgia appreciates the honor of a visit from Gov. Julius P. Heil of Wisconsin, and Heartily welcomes his assurance llmt he is nyninsl nil barriers lo free commerce among the states. If • lie can lend HID Legislature of Wisconsin to this enlightened and truly American point D'- view, he will deserve the praise which Israel's prophet accorded those who matin the olive tree ^row in place of the bramble and Ihorni, We, fear, however, 'that ' Wisconsin's gallant- Governor lias not yel grasped the full Import or Ihe penalties which his, slate Imposes on ihco 1 cottonseed oil products ot the South, incluciin,; oleomargarine. In his conversation with Governor Rivers, us repartee! in tbc press, he rofsr- rcrt to the margarine Sax levied by Wisconsin ns "such -a little thing, u mere $15.800 a year." But tile very smallncss of (he revenue thus pro • riuced shows how thoroughly the tax is accomplishing Its purpose, it wns not enacted to bring money in, bill to keep margarine oul- aiul llus it is doing with a vengeance. It is vir- Itmlly it -prohibitive InrifT maintained by Wisconsin ngnlnst important items of Southern agriculture and industry, on the mistaken notion Hint it, helps her dairying inU-rtsls. This is no small mutter. When any stale wls up a barrier to free tfnde with other. states, il does violence to the spirit and letter of the Constitution, and indies a feeling which, should it continue lo grow, would convert our Union into « warring provinces. Wisconsin is by no means Ihe only offender. A uiajorily of Ihe slnles, Georgia included. Imvc gone In for thli pernicious heresy in one form or another mid lo some degree. But since Wisconsin was amoru: the first lo set the bad example, would it no', be a splendid thing for her now f o take the lead In restoring free Iradc and good will? Governor Hell apparently thinks so. The Atlnnla Journal can assure him and all others in Ms great slate that Ihe South stands ready to pour oil on (lie troubled waters-even cottonseed Ol1 ' — Th e Atlanta (Ga.) Journal, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1940 SIDE GLANCES by CalbraHh THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER Doctor, Helen wonders if you would tell the patient-; ii- Hoonis 72 and 08 that she can't marry Iliem, even if it is Jlie only thing (hai will save their THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson CCrR. 1940 BY NEA SESVICE, INC. ANJD N/OT THE IS CONSIDERED BV MOST AUTHORITIES THE ONE-FOURTH OP ALU THE CONFEDERATES KILLED IN THE CIVfL. WAR WERE HAT TWO STATES THE l_J. s. APSE BOUNDED ANSWER: Colorado and Wyoming. NEXT: Where Hie hiccup gels i( s name. Down Memory Lane U) Tears Ago Mrs. Jiimntc Boyd is spending the dny In Memphis. . . . Joe Felscn- Ihal is going lo Brownsville, Trim., for the week end. . . . Mrs. N. V. Knight is ill at her home on Hearn street. . . . Ray Warlhiirglon, Louis Cherry and L. a. Thompson arc out for council se.its. Mvc Vciua Ago Miss Kalhryii Grccr, who recent- ly returned from Chicago, is now teaching music at the Armorel school. . . . Miss Imogcnc Smith has been voted the most ponulai girl in the Armorel school. One Vcur Ago Washington—President. Roosevelt today warned congress that an unemployment relic! "emergency ex- IsU" and recommended immediate consideration of appropriation o' 3150,000,000 more for lite WPA. Humming birds were worshipc; by ancient Indian (rites on (lit Island of Trinidad. NOT THIS TIME-I'M JUST GOIN' TO PUT THIS IM BED WITH HIM BUT TH' NEXT TIME I FIND IT AT TH' BOTTOM OP- in' STEPS I'M TO CHMM IT AROUND HIS NECK.' By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopl Mnrlp (rlcn lo rr<.'.iu(llri! IHT IOK! ruj am uilli 'liiinniy. Inn n,r ihuiiKlil at Dim KiM'iw I/ilrii<llii!f. Tummy In fur injnj IicliiK jroimiiitlc intytvav, -iliirlc I« n»Kfy ujie/i Kjio rcuJn ct UHirjnj>; nuusiinin-r :ivi-uuut of Jlllu'K nglil MIIU Tomiii)-. CHAPTER XIII. J)AN couldn't 1 make head nor tail of. his lather's phone call. What, in heaven's name, did he mean, Dan asked himself, over and over, when he yelled, "Yc'll not marry that blithering bargeman's daughter i£ I kin Hvc t 0 prevent Dan was still in the glow of the reconciliation he and his father had before Mike Donovan left, when the telephone call came. Ban knew* enough not to question M(ke when he was in a mood like that. He also knew that no mat- lei- what iiis father said, he was going to marry Marie La Poile. Instead o£ going out he waited for Mike to come back, fretfully nursing his souvenirs of last night's fight. He wanted lo learn what had happened to make him change Ins mind so violently about Mario. When be didn't return he Phoned Ihe office, but Mike wasn't llicre. Then he phoned Varnct's, but tliey fold him Marie had gone for the (lay. He could stand this no longer. Grabbing his hat an.d coat, he dashed tor the door. "I don't know when I'll be back," he called lo an astonished Ling. Easing his hat on to avoid the bruises, he hailed a taxi. "Pier Six, East River," he lokl the driver. Impatiently he watched (lie street signs as the car sped south. "We're only at 50lh. Step on it." "We'll either land in the morgue or jail, sir," the cabman answered, "il I go any raster." * * * WITH a grudging nod Dan settled back in the car, his thoughts leaping ahead. He would see Marie at the barge, they would be married tonight. After all, what was the use of waiting when you'd found the girl you wanted. He loved her so! "Here we arc, sir." The driver's words interrupted his thoughts. 'Not so bad. We made that in 20 minutes." Dan banded him a $5 bill. "Keep Ibo change!" Hc jumped out of the cab and raced down the pier, then stopped short. He didn't even know which barge it was that Marie's father owned. She bad taken him lo it last night, bul it had been dark and he hadn't paid any attention lo his surroundings. "Where'does Marie La ' Porte live?" he inquired of an old fellow silling on tbc rim of the pier. The man slarctl at liim with BY HELEN WORDEN _ astonished eyes. This was (he second time today he had been asked lo direct the way lo the La Porte barge. Something must be up. Bat La Porte iiad been fit to bo tied over the first caller. Would he treat this second guy in the same fashion?" "That's the barge," Hio'old man said, thumbing at Die Molly "Ye can t miss hoi-. She's got the whitest sides and the brightest Ercen shutters of any boat tied up here." H c looked dubiously at Uans haltered /ace. "But Bat La Potto isn't in the best of temper ioclay. If. yei- errand can wait, I advise ye to postpone it. Mrs. Bat hiid to haul her man in when the last visitor left. Bat wanted to kill im." . Dan nodded his thanks but ignored the advice. Hc was thoroughly enjoying the spring sunshine and the quaint colony o£ "arges. As he slrollcd toward the Molly lie idly wondered whom it was dial Bat. had been in such a stew over. Perhaps it was Tommy Ryan, trade again to see Made. He squared his jaw and moved with more determination. Even if he wasiU around and didn't love Marie, he thought, he'd hate to see n , l ™' ste hci- life on « g"V like (hat Tommy Hyan—why, he was nothing but a big lump o£ beef. He couldn't possibly appreciate anything as fine and beautiful as Marie. -, T ' le tidc was rising and the Mollys.deck Uiy above the pier. Clearing the level between it and the dock, he strode across to the hatchway. It was open "Is Marie La Porto in?" h- called down. "This is Dan Donovan." t * * AT his question an apparent earthquake took place in the La Forle cabin. A chair overturned, something that sounded like a table with dishes on il crashed. Hc heard an exasperated woman's voice, which he recognized as Mrs. La Forte's. "Bat, what in the name o£ the Lord are you doing now?" "Deed you hear (haf, Nanette?" Bat demanded, Jumping from his chair and pushing everything about him aside in an effort lo clear the distance to Hie hatchway in one step. "That racketeer Donovan's boy is here now. The idiot.!" Hc bounded up the tiny flight of steps, poking his head through the hatchway into Dim's face. "Get off (his boat," he. screamed. "Your papa tells me Marie isn't good enough for you." "But, Mr. La Forte," protested COPYRIGHT. 1940. SERVICE. INC. Dan, "Dad couldn't mean that, especially when I — " "Don't you say another word," yelled Bat, shaking a fist under Dan's bruised nose. "Your papa he say my girl has no social standm' because she live on a barge. I'll tell you right now, she better than you— a waster. Now gel out!" Mrs. La Porlc pushed her way past her husband, a spot of color on each high cheek-bone. Shoving Bat's face aside, she tinned to Dan. "Why did you want (o see my "Because I want to marry her." E with emolion, Bat picked up his wife and sat her down ma chair close to the hatchway. "You keep quiet," he ordered. Iheese is my business now." He looked up at Dan. "So you want to nxu-ry my girl. Well, sir, if it is any consolation lo you," he snapped his fingers in Dan's face, my daughter will never marry you. As I have made mention before, she will marry one of her own kind when the time comes." Already a wreck from last night's fight and ordeal in jail, and his father's phone call, Dan lost what vestige of control he had. "I won't believe that unless Marie tells me herself. Certainly not you," he shouted. "Why do you come here looking for Marie at this time ol day?" put in Mrs. La Porte suddenly. "Because they told me at Vatnet's that she had gone." Mrs. La Porte stared at him. "But Marie isn't here!" she protested. "What's happened to her?" She caught Bat's arm. "Did yon hear that?" she screamed. "You've all nagged the poor girl so she's probably killed herself," She rocked back and forth in her chair sobbing. "Now don't get •excited. Nanette," Bat coaxed, his rage of a few minutes before entirely gone. "We will find her." He patted her on (lie back. "The trouble is with Iheese young fools." His face brightened. "I have an idea. Maybe lie knows more than we do." He started up the steps again lo the hatchway. "Thees young man will help me find her. Won't you, Mr. Donovan?" But there was no answer. Dan had gone. Bat climbed out on deck, shading his eyes with his hands as he stared toward South street. There was, Dan, racing down the pier. "Where you goin 1 ?" Bat yelled.' "To find Marie," Dan shouted . back. {To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR r. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF Sources of Vilamm .131 Are Classified In Department of Agriculture Study l'M CO\\eiM6\^' GOOD ^ MY HAIR TO A THAT LAMD COULD "SOME HAVE SUSPECTED SCRAUWOLO STERLING SPEED ABDUCTED HIM ?- W ANALYSIS OF ft MO MORE W5 MUST COMB THE fl THE CAGE IS % RUN IN CITVAT oMce.' ,*Awz DISCOVERED)) HIM TMAM "" ' ~*V- -* ^ . J .•j/.^* AL i ^—ir-..—. . // . _ - - A SAYS HE'S BEEN GOME ALL DAY/ AW OPEN ^ A BUSTED CMvlR WATCH/ AMD PLANTED TWE HCOPLE FLAG TO CLAIM IT/ ..Tl i'l THAT YOO'RE mM\<lM JAKE? BY I>K. MOlilUS FISIIBKiN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, anil of HyjrcJa, ibc Health Magazine So much lip.s teen said recently ibont the importance of vitamin 131 in the ttiet that people are get- ling more interested In the names of focd substances that contain adequate amounts of this vitamin. Vitamin Bt is particularly associated with various forms of neuritis. Alcoholics who take un insufficient amount of foods have ncurUls, which i.s j-clicveci by vitamin Bl. We once thought that vitamin B was a .single vitamin, but now we talk abcut the vitamin B complex. it has beer, divided into vitamin Bl, which is int antineiirltic and intibcrlberi vitamin, r.nrt into the vitamin B3 complex. The vitimin B2 complex includes not only rilio- ilavin. but also vitamin B5, associated willi certain forms of dermatitis. Vitamin Bl differs from all other vitamins in that it contains sulfur, ft lias, therefore, been given a chemical lumc — thiamin— which imllcnlrs Dial it has a sulfur content. Recently, .iiilhorilics in Ihe Dt- parlment of Agriculture made an extensive study cf foods purchased in nn upon market in Washington, D. c.. i:i order lo find out just how much vitamin Bl each of these foods would supply. As R result of Ihcir investigations, they have classified all of the fooci purchased as excellent, good, fair or pure sources ji vitamin Bl, By Ibis classification •'excellent" sources of vitamin Bl include lima bcnns. cnv. peas, oatmeal, peanuts, pork clirp:;. art! also pork in the form of Iniu or pork, and "CioRci" sources ;ncliitlc green lima bcm--. dried navy beaiis, white toininral, es« yolk, tlic miltc powders, urcen pens, whole ivc, English v.'aliint'. at;d whole wheat. Anioiif; -(air" :,ources of vitamin HI appear a v. idc variety of vcgc- I tables ami .such meals as lean beef, j lamb n; I( i liver. Fruits included among the "poor" sources of vitamin El. These facts should guide people in choosing their diet. For the treatment of disease, however, It is probably far morn certain to j depend ou i] l( , numerous excellent pure pii'imaUous ol viuunln W j lhal are now obl.iinable us drugo, These can be prescribed by the physician in the dosages required when the vitamin deficiency lias been scientifically determined". LETTERS TO THE EDITOR On Scsrejatinn of I'risoncrs Dear Readers: I wculd iikr to know if yon rc:u, an account in the papers of the deiilii of a lnt!c boy 15 years oki from Comvay, Ark., who was bi-.Tten to death in a Little Rock jail ceh by two ycnilks 18 nncl 17 years o. age. Tlicrs were four other iniinte in the ceil and the two aaniilteu lliat they bad an altercation with the boy and beat him till he w.i., Now the st.Uc officials want tL know whether the state or the govcrnnicni. slioiila prosecute or de- clme cliargrs us it i.,- supposed to oo a federal chaigc. 'fhis is for them lo decide. But WHY din the oUircr or juilcr pat tms delinquent boy held on a Dyer act clinrgc in ;l j a ii cc || with [o ,, r crimlnuia? A jail Is no place for a child ih;il HJC and espscniiy Pi" m with other criminals. If Little Rock does not h«v,- r. pla..-,.- for nur poor m^ e WAyW ard bovs and girlv, it i s (| mc wc worn fil ,' ing out wliy they have not. And if we had more time lo give these boys aju) gi r i s „ C ] i:uice in | i( - c . we would r.ot have one killed, help. lew. in a jaij cc i|. ' «'n glart I am a citizen of Ar| kaiv-us i do not eoini'jnm tilings diat can not be bcrnci! but when ibey can i )C _ we ^ m \$ lrv I to mat:- invesiijalions. At least be j n wr.rth'.vii'.Je citizen. ! Mrs. C. E. Crigjcr .'ir. ] World Bloc Forecast j Centering on Canada ' TOUOXTO, Out. (UP)—A learned m-jii has a grcalcr dream of Canada than any Canadian lists yet voiced. He is Prof. George Catlln and lie sees Canada as the buckle and Hie center cf a belt lliat will em- brn.-e a world bloc, comprising al- uiKl every thing i:ut Uur.sla. China and Japan, Italy hnd acn'nany. Mind Your Manners Test ycnr knowledge of correct scctal usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the autborilative answers uelow: 1. Is it correct lo serve sherry as well as cocktails at a cocklail party? 2. Should a haslets feel tliot die can repay dinner invitations by a vorktail party? 3. Is ii perniissnblc for two or -hrce guests t; stay on and on at a cocktail party, after the other quests have left? •1. Should one wbo does not drink .iccept invitations to cocktail pai- -ies? 5. How should one refuse Jiink? What, would you do if You arc a \\ung woman and a man you meet at a cocktail party asks if be may see you home? vVoulri you— la) Sny "yes" if you like him and want to see. him again? !b) Refuse, since you have only just met him? Answers 1. Yes. 2. No. 3. H is not very thoughtful. 4. Only if one can manage lo make no p;int of not drinking. 5. "No (hank you." Not "I don't drink." Best "What Would Yon Uc " solution—(«). Announcements The Courier News has been formally authorized to announce <be following candidacies for office subject to the action of Ihe Demo- .THtic primary In August. Mississippi County Judge ROLAND GREEN SlicrilT and Collector HALE JACKSONj Treasurer R. U (BILLY) GA.INES (For Second Term) County aiul I'robute Clerk T. W. POTTER (For Second Terr,',) The courier News has been authorized to announce the tallow- ing candidacies for election at the Municipal Election, (o be held April 2. Municipal Judge DOYLE HENDERSON iPor Second Term) GKOKGi: w. BAKHAM City Clerk PRANK WHITWOKTH CHARLES SHORT JOHN POSTER Oily Attorney ROY NELSON A. WRIGHT

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