The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 9, 1940
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PAGE FOUR BIA'THlilVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBUBY, Editor SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives' Ar/caiisas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ;U the office at Blj'thevllle, Arkansas, under act o( Congress, October 9, 1017. Served by tlic United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By : carrier In Die City of Blytlievlllc, !5c per week, or 05c per month. Byirn'nll, within a radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per yeatv$l,50 for six months, 7oc (or three months; by niflll In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $0.50 jiei' year; In zones seven nnrl clglil, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Swapping Culture Wilh South America In clirecl competition with Hitler's short-wave nulio salesmen, the United States lias gone into Sonlli America to sell Moiili American vulture. It's n commodity thnl's pretty scarce down lliere,;< ami Uncle Sam figures both Hio North' ami South American continent;; . liRVG Jiiolhing to lose by exchanging ii little back-fence gossip about, the arlii back Home. The culture-swapping program is of- ficiali'y in the hands of Charles A. Thompson, acting chief of the new State' Department Division of IiUer- , American Culttmil Relations. Thompson has already received the approval and support of several scores of organizations, many of them will) international facilities. Among' those groups which already mnihdiiu I'an-Amerieau .cultural activities uve the Pun-American Fellowship, the Camp Firo Girls, and the New History Society. Until recently, the average South Amdi'icau received all lii.s knowledge about the continent, on the north from business men, missionaries, scientists, diplomats, vacationing school teachers, and animated cartoons. The average North American considers himself well grounded in 1'an- AmeVican arts and lore if he lia-s seen a mural by Diego Rivera, danced the Argentine tango or the Cuban rluimba and can say "mnnana" at the right moments. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in Spanish courses offered in the schools, but no one over thinks about learning I'ortu- gueso, thii language of, which comprises half of the South American continent. At a recent conference on exchange of music, John G. Paine, representing Tin Pan Alley, explained that we would, know a lot more about South American music if it weren't for the limitations of the international copyright laws. "If we can broaden the protection, we will find we don't need these avti- licial stimuli . . . such as we arc clis- -cussing today," he said. With the pathways gradually being cleared, the cultural relations division looks forward to the day when Nortii Americans will be as familiar with the ditties of Chavez, Fabini, and RoMun as they are with those of Colo Porlor and Irving Berlin; when South Americans will be able to find a good history of the United Slates in their local libraries, and architects will take their tips from Mexico instead of from Hollywood. The war should stimulate this pro- Culture iii Em-ope is definitely having a moratorium. We've learned all there is to know about Europe: sometimes wo fee! we've learned loo much, tt'hilc we've listened to bassi profundi from Italy, atom-crushers from Germany, monoclcd literary aristocrats from England, and the manicured accents of Parisian musical comedy stars, we've almost completely forgotten the potentialities of the Man Across the Street. People who have delved know there is rich cultural fodder south of the liio Grande. They know that both continents could profit enormously from an jnlei-fhanjjc- of ideas. That a program to bring this about has been started seriously should be a source of deep satisfaction to people of this country. /'V/m.s Know How to Eat i The Finns have- learned that, if Due cats properly, he can lick a bear—especially a Russian bear. The whole secret t pf the anur/.ing Finnish resistance HRuiiiSf, the weight of Soviet force lies in the fact Unit Ihc Finns have the highest standards of nutrition of any country in the. world, according to Michael J. \, diet export of the University of California extension division. Apparently when the Finnish soldiers were little boys they ale their vegetables and drank their milk without complaining; and when they grow up, they continued to eat their vegetables and drink their milk until they were strong enough to stop Russian divisions dead in their tracks. Tragically, however, even the sturdiest of warriors can't stand up against a high explosive bomb dropped from an ail-piano. In ground fighting, they may be very, nearly invincible. Under the ghastly savagery of an air raid, even the healthiest must perish. // Politicians A group of New York eil.iy.ons lias organized to watch political maneuvers in the coming elections. The body calls itself the Independent Committee on Political Techniques. Among its aims is Ui- guarantee that politics will be honest. Sincere citr/.ens who lake their franchise seriously will applaud 'the motives of Jim New York committee. The movement sponsored by the group is one that could be put to advantageous use in other communities.- Most voters are interested in honesty, not alouc in the financial kind but in moral honesty. They arc interested in the things their candidates say, in the charges they make and the promises they (ling about. ' Politics is not the God-given grant of a select few. It is a heritage to be shared by everyone in (he community. A group earnestly desiring l» keep political figures in lint! can be a decided asset, wherever it may spring, up. Labor must always lelain its independent position. Labor is not married |« any political parly.—James B. Carey, national C. I. O. secretary. There Is bclns; created n world of masters and slaves mndc in tlic.imago of Germany herself.—Premier Edoiiard Ualndicr of France. 1'WbAY, PEbliUAitY 9, .1040 SIDE GLANCES by G&Jbrarth • SERIAL STORY THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER "You're i-ij»hl, nothing mud) linppcii.s here—nml Ihc town will never forgive the Iciiinsler's wife for not doiny Ijclicr 'Ibnii Iriplcls." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson THE CITX OF REST? ON A AMU-IONS Of= AGO, WHEN THE -AREA WAS A &ROWS TEMXHS OP THE I ORS/XMS, AND CANNOT EAT SOLID POOD I.y.Ldu I. „„,. ]>i-Jiu-iJ »(,(.,, nikf i>iniii\an i'iiiu till lu-t HKiiln. .AilKI-,- K|||, Dj,,, , ,"•','* <l''li-riiihii'!l <ti riilUt l.> ii- tlii K lu'lp I,, hjn |i, K - I],,. i f ,,y tram .M«rlf. Tlulr vlt.ll Is Jiili-miim-il Hi' ll(f; Hl-rlvtll of ttlv IICUN|II>IJIT "nil It* alory tit [lie llwlil. l.vittja liriinilacs | n atu-K l,y Dun, CHAPTER XV ]YJ[ARIE LA PORTK was in a reckless mood. It showed in the,bright flush of her checks, the shining stare of her dark eyes mid her excited talk. The newspaper reference to Dan Donovan's eii- Kasement to Lynda Marlin. had liurl more than she thought possible. Her one thought was to conceal il. "Oil, Tommy, did you Cfcr sec anything so dazzling?" she cx- daimed as they tot off the bus at •Times Square. "Look lit Broadway," H was as if a magician had veiled a drab scene i;i u shower ot gleaming diamonds. The insistent clamor of unlomobilo horns Ihc shuffle of a million feet and the hum of. human voices lost their irritating'cfii;tl.,y and became part of an Arabian Nights spectacle. "Not bad." Tommy look Marie by the arm ami pushed through the crowds. "Here is Diamond Jim's. Like to have a drink? All eyes focused on Ihc two as he ordered. Tommy showed his iovc in every possessive gesture. On the other hand, those v.'atchin" could not (juite make up their minds about jMjuie. While she offered ample inspiration for romance, whether or not it was with (lie boy at her side, puzzled them. Fn turn, Marie wondered about (hu people around her. She had olten heard of this place, but nothing bad prepared her for the hotlgc-jiodgc of human beings swarming in and out. II was halfway house at the crossroads of the world. The drinks and food were cheap enough to make it popular with an unimaginable sort ol people; here a tarnished blond with over-rouged lips, there n ham actor, easily distinguishable by his pseudo-English accent. At the end of the bar lounged half a dozen tailors. Nearer were sleek and prosperous ward boss types, while at aisle tables sat obvious tourists, talking loudly and laughing. A nun, her black garments iluUering gently, passed through, asking for alms. Marie shrank back us a little boy held up newspapers wilh the story about her and Dan and Tommy on I lie front page. "Let's go," slin begged Tommy. ''Besides, Dad and Mom will be worrying about me,"'' "Why I thought you were gct.- titi" a kick out ot this place. Don't! ANSWER: Right. They arc bloodsuckers. NEXT: TOicrD did America set its bees? Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago WASHINGTON—Charges that n small group of Influential men liavc entered a plot to take over alt branches of the government, and that Ihe appointment of Charles Evans Hughes to be chief justice cf the supreme court is part of the I alleged conspiracy art- made in n i letter written by Henry L. Dohcrly. millionaire oil mnn, to (lie senate BY HELEN WORDEN ••—^—_« you wanna cat here? "No. I'm not hungry." "What's (he matter? 'Fraid o tliai newspaper yap? Don't be i. ninny, these folks don't know yoi ftom Adam, even if they arc rcadli]' about you. And what i K'y <l]dv You ain't done aiiy- Imng." He led her to a table. "Now you sil down here and I'll order •» oig steak and a mug o£ beer llteii you'll feet belter." "I'd like to call (he barge terminal and hai'e them tell Pop and Mom I'll be home later," Made protested. "Time, enough for .that aflei dinner." QONCENTRATING on the Inisi- iiess at hand, Tommy talked mile. Sitting there watching him, Mane pictured what life would be when they married, lie would be kind, in his rough fashion, and he would undoubtedly own not one uut many ducks. He svas ruthless and deleirnined enough, in an inarticulate way, to get ahead, lie made hoi- Ihinlt of an overgrown boy struggling blindly. 'Marie." She jumped. A slout- ish woman with a good-natured face was making her way toward Ilieir (able. "Why, Mrs. Alwood," Marie exclaimed. "I might of known I'd find you here. Papa told me you and the Flanagans liked this lilace. She was relieved to- see Hie homey, friendly neighbor. Mat ic." Mrs. Atwood's expression became grave. "Your dad's worried sick. Your mother thinks you vc been killed or worse. You'd better go home." Marie jumped up excitedly, ow, Tommy," she reproached. f fold you I should have sent .hem word." He glowered. "Can't &;et iu vay [rum their apron strings, can you?" Mrs. Ahvood broke in. "[ don't want to interfere, Tommy Ryan, Hit what about taking Marie ionic?" "Thnl's her affair." His mouth drooped sullenly, Marie, her temper waring (he jrcakinjj point, was seized with a sudden, inconsistent fury. "You're always trying to boss ne." She stamped her foot. "I von't have it." Mrs. Alivood. unwilling (o be nvblvcd, had slipped back to her able. Tommy called for Hie check, bul before ho got it Marie vas gone. Ho darted after her, nit finding her in the crowds was text (o impossible.! 7fc raced lou'n the subway slops, Hoping to ind her on the 'plalfoivri.' - He bought he saw her gel. in a s'oulh- bound train, bul its doors banged shut before he could jump aboar Cursing, ho leaned against pillar and wailed for (he lie: train, » t * J-JE was right, Mario had boar* the train h c missed. Her 01 thought now was to escape Tomiv and be with her father ar mother, and yet she feared lo r< turn. How could she have bee so kicking in feeling ;is to cau> them anxiety? After all, IK father, difficult as he was, had on! her interest at hearl. She wishc he understood her unhappiiies Once aboard the Molly she fe into licr mother's arms. "Marie, my darling," Mrs. I. Porto said. '"We have been s worried about you." Bal couldn't speak except t say, "Marie, my baby." • Leaving out all reference t Dan, Marie told them of her da- Hal scowled at mention of To'mm bill kept quiet when Mrs. L Poite held up a restraining ham Neither she nor Dat said anythin about Dan or Mike Donovan hu Bal hud a thoughtful' cxpressio on his face later that evening. "I guess I'll tatce a walk up an down the pier," he told them, "be fore 1 turn in." * * * QNCB in bed, Marie fell inlo a: v exhausted sleep. Once or twic during the night, she stirred uii easily as the barge rocked. Vague ly she. wondered why it rocker When she awoke in the mornin; she thought she saw frees Ihrouyl (he window. "I must be dreaming," she sail !o herself, and got up lo tool; oul There was water all wound 111' barge. The Molly was in tin niddle of the Hudson rivei Marie recognized the Poughkeep sic bridge. "Mama," ;;lic cried, running ou nlo (he main cabin, "what ha: inppcned?" Her mother, already dressed was selling breakfast. "We're going to Three Rivers,' she said. "Your father fell yoi wouldn't be safe unlil he got yoi. way from New York." Marie was furious. "What abou my job?" Her first thought, however, hat )ecn o( Dan and not her work a Varnet's. Slill in her nightgowi she flew up to tlic deck. Eat wa: n the stern, keeping an eye 01 lie toiTlinc thai connected tin Molly with the lugbo;it. Ho ditto' sec his daughter dart swiftly ovci 0 n valve and open it wide, hu ic heard her shouts a few moments later. "Papa," s!ic; % cried. :."Thc. valve: ire leaking. Tlic Molly will sinl, f we go on." (To Be Continued) •THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. H. BEG. l>. 3. PAT. Use of .insulin for Diabetes 'Victims Responsible .for Prolonging Many Lives judiciary committee. rive Years Ago Little Rock — Chairman P. A. Lesley of the Fact Finding Tribunal will retire rather Ihiin lei his name bo .submitted for senate approval under a compromise provision siii;6i\sic:t in the fiBhl to oust him. he It Id the United Press today. One Vcur j\£O Los Angeles—A revolutionary now single -.scntcr, luiu-engiiicd fighting plinie, possibly the in the world, \va.s announced today as a surprise development of the United Slates air force. OUT OUR WAY By J. }{. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE j wilh Major iloople I-W LISTEM, BEFORE YOU SHO WE THAT F1PPLE, SHOT GUN, BAG OF GOLF CLUBS, SWEEPSTAKE TICKET OR. WHATEVER, IT ;S ... SALESMEM PUT ME HERE IN THIS SHOP--IWCE \\iasS A RICH MAN, BUT I tAET TCO MAMV SALESMEM-- wow IP YOU DOWT GET OUT.OF HERE,MY NEXT STEP COVJM WILL BE TH' HE'S COME YWELL,\UE-'LL [ TO TH' WROM6 I H*VE. TO PUT PLA.CE TO / H1N\ DOWM S7-\RT LIFE ( AS A BAP CNER-'ASHOP I PROSP&CT-- \STH r WOR'iT / I H\VE SOME PLACE IKITHA 5KATES,StCIS WORLD PEG. N.^NDASTOVE AMYBODY WHO'S I I'D HUE TO T8yiM'~[O AVOID /R.-XFFLEOFF t SM.ESMEM; ^\ IM TH'SPRIWO T.Vllt6.U6.MT.«r. - THE FISH MARKtT WE- COME OVERPRCW THE If I'M MlJTS OWLS CLUB reR THE BIG oo&Ny AEOOT HUNT T'MKE>MT, MIS'HOOPLE j\R<S& M(\JOR SAID VOLl'D Fl* A NICE DIMMER OF SPpRERlBS ftM' UJE'O THEftLLtT/6 TH' MlSSlM' PUP/' THERE'S BEEt-1 ^ LITTLE MISTAKE,BOYS.'—THE SEARCMIM& PARTV STARTS PROV1 CHILI JOE'S LUMCH WAGOfJ.' — SAVE A STOOL THE MAJOR HE COMES I'LL RUSH HlM RIGHT OJER ~~ GOOD I5V 1)11. .MOKK1.S I Killtor, .Tuurn:il of Ihc ]\1 o (1 i c n 1 Associtition, ;ind of liygciii. Ihr Ilriillh iklaga/iur. In tlio rcijn of the Emperor Ha(Irnin, -.ilroiil 31)0 A. D.. there lived a Greek physician, uainccl Arctacus. who recognised the disease whlrti iodny we call diabetes. Despite Ills fmiclnmcnlnl obser- vntions. move than 1300 years passed tjcfore nuicli definite information, regarding diabetes, was acquired. Then ;iu English. doctor, mimed Willis, found that llio wjslc matter in riiubclics is sxvcrtnr than the normal, nncl itiiotlier 108 .vears parsed tcloie another doctor sho\v- sri that, the .sweetness was tine lo sugar. Now scientific medicine be;an to understand the character of this discisM 1 . Then German investigators found out that removal from the bo:1y of a dog of ;\ '^land called (lie pancreas is followed by the development of diabetes. Still later, another investigator showed that it is not pxrllculnrly the pancreas, but rakiin slauds in the pancreas known as the islands of Lauger- hans \vlik'h arc primarily resiion- siblc for disposition rf sugar by the body. Kveiiliially. CVoiiiclluii invcslign- tors. nanicfl Flaiitin^ find Maclcod, willi their assistants Best and Col- lip. received the No'jcl Prize in medicine for proving that an ex- trad can l;e made from Ihcsc glands \\\ the pancreas and that this extract, when taken inlo the tody, will substitute (or the secretion u'hirh the pancreas would ordinarily pour into Ihc blood. This enables Hip bioort lo take earc of the sugar in u\o did. This MibMHiUc for the srctclion of Iho pancreas is called insiilin. Amons the Magic Mcdicjl Uiiltcls ; known to modern medicine, insulin juids very hish. Helors the discovery of insulin diabrlcs in cliildhood 'was prac- ! ticilly iw uncontrollable nn:l fatal ] Tociay. children uith dia- i lielrs can be promised long lives of usefulness. Moreover, adults v;ho develop diabetes nowadays live ninth longer than tiici people who developed, diabetes i" earlier eea- ctiitions, But (lie bitllie against diabetes did ml .stop with II)? discovery ot insulin. New niucUncalio»s I'aw appi'.ncil. including pvolainini! Kin.: iiibiilin ai:d marc recently crystal- hue insulin, both of wliicli a l ' e va!>t improvenietils over the original products. It may soon become possible for the diabetic lo take fewer injections to obtain the desired effect. It is also possible that as we learn more about cugar metabolism in the hunmii body, means will be developed for still further increasing Ihe length of life of the diabetic. High School Girls Thrifty AV.-V Mo. (UP) — A hi»h school girl can RCt by on as little as 20 Mills a month. Thill, much was shown in a loeal survey which revealed (hat high school girls in the average small town spend approximately .536.60 annually, Read Ccurier News uanl. ads. Announcements The Courier News lias bet fomiaJly autliorif.ed (o annoiuv tlic following candidacies for oflii subject to the action of the Demc cratlc primary in August. Mississippi County Judge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON Treasurer B. L. (BILLY) GAtNES (For Second Term) County and I'robafc Clerk T. W. POTTER (For Second Term) The Courier News has been ai thorized to announce the follov ing candidacies for election at tl Municipal Election, to be he April 2. Municipal Judge DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM Citj- Clerk FRANK WHITWORTU CHARLES SEfORT JOHN FOSTER City Attorney nnv NET PON 1'ERCy A. WRIGHT HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis .Now jilay Hud IScclliovcn number, .(ttnior, uiul put i\' Iliose lildc improvements of yum: own!"

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