The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 22, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 22, 1940
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE3, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBUHY, Editor BAMUEL P, NORRIS, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Sole National Advertising Representatives' Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ns second class matter at the post- office at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act o( Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of BlythevillD, 15c per week, or 65o per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, S3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six Inclusive 56.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Improving A rkansas ' Edited t ion a I !'}< le.s Governor. Bailey, in his desire for building a better educational system in Arkansas, appointed a committee of 200 citizens to formulate an improved School program. This group has now been reduced to n working committee of 30 members who shall have the responsibility of framing Die necessary corrective measure to he presented to the legislature at its next session. Everyone realizes that the present system is antiquated by Arkansas' development during the last decade. The automobile and hard surfaced roads have practically eliminated neighborhood lines, and for this reason alone, a revised program is necessary. The state's responsibility to provide education for our children is established by the Constitution and is not subject to debate. \Vc agree furthermore that: the main objective is to train our children for a useful life and citizenship. Quizzing a cross-section of Bly- lheville residents reveals an almost unanimous desire for schooling through the 12th grade. To evolve a workable, adequate educational program that will place Arkansas en a plane with her sister slates will require intensive study and work- by an intelligent and keenly interested group. Governor Bailey has chosen such men for this committee. . There are five major .subjects that (he committee must solve; namely, Organization, School Finance, Administration, Instruction and School riant and Equipment. B. A. Lynch of this city is a member of the governor's committee. It is a. problem that deserves the serious thought of every adult mind. The committee will welcome suggestions and constructive criticism of the present, system. Coordinated effort now will result in better educational opportunities for the new generation. they are clear. Prof. A. J. Bone of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who conducted the test, calculated that if 15,000 cars daily drove along a congested street one mile long, the annual loss would amount to an aggregate of $18,000. Better street planning and traffic control will eliminate s o m c of the jams. More common sense on the part of drivers will take care of the rest. Johless For 90 Venn Traffic Jams Arc Expensive No motorist intentionally drives into a traffic jam. But if u driver knew precisely what it was costing him (o gel mixed up in a congested district, aside from,the wear and tear on his nerves, »e might take even greater precautions and pick less po pl ,) ;u - slrccLs . The American Public Works Association, after tests under actual conditions, concluded that a car uses r,0 cent more gasoline on conge.slcd ^^han on the same streets when OUT OUR WAY The career of Kdwin Forest Wilder is not likely (o be u s c d by school teachers as a model for their charges to emulate. Mr. Wilder died in Cincinnati, 0., the other day after heartily enjoying 02 years of life, only two of which were frittered away in working. During his cncumbency on earth, Mr. Wilder accomplished practically nothing. He didn't intend to. His sole mission was to enjoy life in large doses. The only two yam that ho worked'," lie wild, were a loss to him. The other HO years he lived as a man of leisure, playing the market and (he horses. He was a law graduate, but he never wasted his time in practice. Tomorrow, no one will remember that he ever existed. He left no mark on the world. Hut he enjoyed every year of his term on earth—with the possible exception of the two that he worked. Olfhand, it sounds like an ideal way to get through the span between birth and death, but there's a stickler in il. H lakes money to loaf for 00 years, and Mr. Wilder had il—an inherited fortune. lOven with this natural advantage, if must have taken a lot of dclerminalion to resist the urge to accomplish something before the grave yawned. S/7/;er Lining For Cans Uccr wins, along wiih doucl.s, may Nome (lay liavc silver linings. Nol a great deal has been done along (his line yet, but (here arc indications Uial silvcv-plaliiig, aboul live-millionl'hs of an inch ('hick, can be developed to replace tin. Scientists are also working on Hie possibility of using silver sprays to destroy fungi, which annually cause considerable damage. Silver, pure in alloys and compounds, may also be used.for a variety of oilier purposes. Silver prices, made more favorable by the war, have spurred scientists in their research. Don't bother looking into your empty .soup cans yet. Things haven't got (hat far. Rut it's something lo look forward to. THEY SAY I'm (joins to get out of politics. I want, to be nble to tell u lot of people lo go to hell, and I urn going lo tell them.— Gov. A. Harry Moovc of New Jersey. * * * Why .should we be lighting for liberty in Europe and restricting It more and more In Canada?— Or. H. J. Mnnton, Canadian Conservative loader. * * » Polnncl i.s Immorliil. We shall (tclivcr her from captivity and restore her from ruins.-lgnace Jan Pixdcrpwslii. accepting ine.sidcncy of Polish assembly in exile. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, SIDE GLANCES T. u *„ .. ., SERIAL STORY $ 15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOtMES "If we don'l win that ban, dance contest lonighl il won't tie because we didn't linve enough practice." Ann leaned out all right now. dream," . . "I'm had a THIS CURIOUS WORLD CHAPTER I ^NN BROWN had the fidgets. To tell the truth, she was reaching the end of lier own particular .string and whether or not ."he would be able to hold on lo Hie frayed end was a debatable question. It bad been almost a year, 328 days, lo be exact, since , she had found her job-it couldn't by any stretch of imagination he c,-:Hi:d n position—in Mrs. Pringle's Make-Over Hat Shop. Sue had born desperately alone (hen. She «£ desperately alone now. She heated creamed dried beef, a little hot water, sho went io the ancient bathroom. Ann had the only room on (he third floor of what had once been a line old home. U was on Chicago s West Side and built before Ihe city's elite decided upon the vicinity of Sheridan Drive as thc correct address. Ann's miserable room had once quartered a scrv- Hilt. * * « [T was a few minutes past 9 when she turned down the shabby worn coverings of her thin bed. Her beauty-loving fingers resented Hie feel of the cotton blanket and coarse sheet. She switched oil her light, opened the window. The deep, broad casement window was the room's sole redeeming feature. Aim paused beside it, as soft spjing air crept up from the alley gazed at a lighted window <icross the way. There he was, the nit, clark young m an. He sat in n wooden rocking chair, his cheek /VCTlmr ,-iv. _ -i . - '_ ti'v-^ii. :, reading ^HISSING «OUND TURTLE IS CAUSED &/ THef t—XREI__L!fxJ<3 Of— £3F5£xXn-H Tur-' r .-<X VA(<EES R00 -^ INSIDE THE SHELL FOR ITS HEAD AND COPfl. WO BY NE< SERVICE. IKC.. ABOUT ONE-THIRD Of= POCKX MOUNTAIN; NATIONAL, ~ LIES i-u frugally held over from thc pre- . No onc Deeded her cries, the vious evening's dinner, on a gas ? cc ~ t . ra ™ p ! ed . and kicke d and IN A VENDETTA WOULD ONIE. BE /V\OR>E APT TO USE XX LIBKETTO OR A STILETTO ANSWER: A slilcllo. Down ' Memory Lane 10 Vrjir.1 A£I> Mr. and Mrs. I'jml KoseiiUml will return Mo-day from :\ week's visit in SI. Louis. . . . Mrs . Cr . w _ forri cn-eenc will return t-oiiny from Foil Smith where she lias liecn spending .several «-ccla uKd rc i.,. tn-e-s. . . Mrs. Frank Ii,,,m of Memphis is the house HUM of Mrs. B. N. Fnrrar. and f am ti v for several days. Five Ve;us ABU No cliiims have been iiie;( on approximately 53.000 in deposits m the defmrc-t First National Bank al the time H closet! sever?.! years ago according to R u Bradley' receiver. One. Vcar ASH The slate senate lotiay killed Senator Ivy W. Crawlwct::" refunding hill. The Mil would havp provided -S7(,n/W!) <iuriii!i the next biennlum to iwy brid^i and road imiTovcmnu district, indebtedness not provided for in the 1034 ro- fmiciing act. The hill would have given imtcrial aid to districts in Mississippi county formed since the pn.v-saje of tltn Martincan road law. Hear! YUH SEE, WES. IF lOU \ / t DOM-T NE-= PACK A TELESCOPE M.OU6 V A TE QW MORE. SADDLE IT SAVES 1 TELL A'- \ MEED OF M / A LONG WAY A-0 ( • V By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING JIOUSK """^"il, jM a j ()1 . JJooj forfable little room. She made a slice of tonsi. She ladled four slewed figs into a dish and placed two cookies on a plate. To give her morale a lift, she took two precious silver spoons from a bureau drawer, reacting delightedly, as always, to their snliny luster. She tried to eat, really tried. It was useless. Gettin water r tom the bathroom on the floor belo she washed the dishes. She wrapped the spoons in (issue and put Diem n\vay. Then she tried all (lie usual ihings, an hour of constructive vending, a magazine story, the triumphant, happy ending adding to her depression. She p!;>yed three games of solitaire. It was 8:30. Suffocating loneliness crowded in on her. The loneliness had become so real a thing that it seemed to have form and substance 1 , terrifying form and substnncc. Ann glanced at the evening paper, her eyes skipping over war new.e, avoiding lh P raas t rceen i murder. Turning (o the society iwge, she looked at the pictures of brides and debutantes and out-of- town visitors. Suddenly her eyes widened. . "There," she said aloud, "that's (he way I'll make my new dress." She studied the picture ot a girl \vho bad been caught oy a candid camera as she stepped from a smart roadster, "That's just the way I'll mako it." Ann cut out the picture and put it in her purse. It d. Taking her bath Ami knew thai she should not >tnnd m her window and gaze at he young rnau. It wasn't polite. Just the same, she had done it often. Not 11)al she was r _ tally interested in him- -Ann was not romantically inclined. She had acF own ideas concerning love It was a luxury and luxuries were sot for her. o,,fp fC W n' U f ,° bed ' lyi "B ^nsely "uTu Dl ' ead '"S sleep, she lay vith her eyes open. The dream might come if she slept and the ireain was a shattering thing. She vas always fighting her way •rough a crowd on a downtown (reel, part of thc crowd, but in- •isible. In the dream she was jos- leci this way and-that, battered until she finally fell to the sidewalk, begying and pleading. Feet trampled her and she cried out Ihat a psychiatrist would have credited her dream to a lonely fixation; she only knew that its recurrence was wrecking her nervous system. She lay very still, her slim little body straight under the blanket. She was getting too thin. Eating alone, day in and day out, did not make for appetite. Ann's hands clenched. It •vyasn't reasonable that a girl like.-Jjirself, 20 years old, pretty enough,"'-eager to make friends, should -go oh-for 328 days utterly alone. ' Pretty enough? That was putting it much too mildly. Ann had shining bronze hair, Its golden high lights and lovely wave had been lavishly granted by nature. Her eyes were dark gray, wide and childish, her red mouth curved deliciously. Sometimes Ann wondered how long she would continue to walk alone, how soon, for sheer'want of companionship, she would respond to the masculine advances which constantly came her way. She tried to think of pleasant things. Her job-^only $15 a week but just 515 belter than nothing There had been a rather dreadful lime before she got the job. She was lucky that her fingers were clever enough to turn shapeless old hats into amart creations. Her new dress—the picture in the paper was stunning, it would be lovely for spring. Ann moved restlessly. The dress would be lovely but—where would she wear it? Who cared whether or not her clolhes were lovely? Drowsiness crept over her. Ann was screaming. She was sitting up in the thin bed, a trembling hand pressed over her mouth to stop the screams. She had been under c "I heard you scream," Paul said . . . "Well—good i night." ' : "Say — something wrong over there?" Ann's frightened face turned to the window. Pale yellow light; shone from across the alley. She j crouched under the blanket, still [ held by the horror of the dream. "Say—what goes on?" Ann slid out of bed, her little I feet hunting slippers, her hand I reaching for a robe. She stumbled n to the window and leaned out. "Nothing goes on," she quavered. The young man leaned from his window, outlined clearly by a shaft of moonlight. The two windows were not more than 30 j feel apart. "Are you there? I can't see you." "I'm here." "I heard you scream." Ann tried to laugh. It was n shaken little sound. "I had a. bad dream," she confessed. "Oh, I say—that's a shame. All right now?" "Yes—all right now." She was crying, not because of the dream, but because of the rich sympathy in the young man's voice. It was as if his voice lifted her out of thc way of the trampling feet. "Well—good night." "Good night ami —and thank you." '• * * s * ANN was restless and wide awake. Pulling down the blind, she switched on the light which dangled from the ceiling. She made a cup of cocoa and drank, it slowly. Still in no mood for sleep, i she sat down with the paper, turning to (he personal column. Ann : often read the intimate little items, i they gave her a vicarious contact 1 with the humming world about ' her. Her eyes slid downward and ' stopped at (he word, "Lonely." It : was followed by a number, K295. . "Refined gentleman wishes to ; make a friend," she read. "If in- V (crested please write." ? If Ann had found the phrase "Object matrimony," R | lc would :' not have given the personal another thought. But Lonely —it caught her interest. Someone ciso found the city a friendless place. If the writer were only a girl-i^ More anything else Ann' wanted a girl friend, someone with whom she could laugh and talk and go (o the movies. A refined gentleman—well, a refined gentleman might be belter than no line at all. Lonely—the pity of being lonely, the dreadful, heart-breaking pity. Ann read the item again aud again. Her cheeks grew (lushed. : She found paper and pen and j'nk. (To Uo Continued) i f EGADJIFPANJY, LET ME BE THE FIRST TO INVITE YOU TO SEE SCRAfAWOLO IM A SPECIAL . *IOO WATCH RftCe-HAR-RuMPU/z ARRANGEMENTS.' ~~~ BY THE V , WAY - UM-HAK.' • -~~ COULD J YOU LE\|D ME *IOO FOR ~S k THE PURSE ? „ J -\r /^~ JOR.' I'M CURIOUS AS A BOY Wl 1 STICK OP DVMAMiTE, BUT iM BEFORE RISKIN6 6100 LET'S ' TAKE SCRAM TO THE TRACK AND SEE IF HE'S GOT ANVTH1N6 "-"—i A KEEM juoew OP HOMES/ ' DO YOU : FRC^ ., THE ./ UWIS6S VJ'OULO :.;KG SOME- THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. n. RES. o. s. par. orr u'.ss May Indicate Presence Of Another, More Serious Disease iilvolvi the vowl ^ WY DK. MOK8IS K1SHBEIN I n.r~i t, htor JmlrlM , nr lhr , AnlPrIr , n - eon,,. «. , Me d,,- a I ,Yv,Miatioi., ami of i 'im lln- matter of first Ilygci:.. Ibo Health M.-.W7.U.C ir, to ,, 0| rk , of thc ^.,. I he inunt-rons conditions which i pnlirm.'. immediately want to know may atfoct human speech ar." "fjwhuhi-r or not removal of the special interest to the doctor -be- j vocal cords will make H Impossible cause chansos in the, spratey; voice j tor theui to talk Nowadays il Is may help , :1 rija 3 nosinz diseases j possible [or doctors to tell "patient-sum me oihm-.-he hidden. j ;''•" this operation docs not. mean Hie most common cb?.n»e. In | 'W'.itnbly a destruction of the voice j siicerh is hoarseness. Itoarscncss i j is seen so oCou Dint frcquratly it. S' rliffcrcnt. rievicos now is di;-mi.s-,(-o w | lh u,,] c aUer.tion. . enable )v.itiei;ts 1^ . speak even ntirr Ho.n-sene= : . is, O f roursi;, a symp- j a -«i«|-lcln removal of the larynx I torn of n-nubio. with thc brynx. j A| l lha< i)ic larynx docs is lo'tic- I but this (ie-r;, no; irrtui ttmt the I vc-cp :, 5 OUtul out or „ ro i m , ;!) ' of (lunnx ami the vccal cords arc ;»'•<•. f^Ti-h is molrirrt by Ihe ton-jim i IKTCS.--M-V for -.perch. Ur. .Ia:nc.« ; ^ fne,-ks. the lips and the palate s. <.;iw.r point:, out that n cat j "bni t'.ie larynx Is removed, the j him :-i> Ullll i ,.,, r(1 , i, ul n 1;l t it h»s j jiwlicnt li ;ls to learn lo collect air i" voio- \vitli ,1 Mine range ol , '» >ne throat, the e.sop'mgus and , sound . ! thn otoinuch to replace the air 1 I nc cr.ndiiions which may aflcrl Column \ n ( ii e i ungs Hie |iast 10 years, for removal ol the larynx due to cancer. Eighteen said they had learned to talk; five I said that (hey could whisper, am7 only six said that llicv could not talk. The persons who had been operated on included salesmen, merchants, carpenters, doctors, laborers, sleam fitters, engineers, print- rr. 1 ;. tailors, a hotel proprietor, a mllkmn-j and n business executive. .Seventeen of the 30 were able lo resume successfully the .same ivorfc they had done before the operation. vocal cords, making operations necessary, include tumors, cancers, biirnirg wilh Ive and caustic sub ; 'ie patient learns to pro- niice lone by means>of the other ; ••" ••"" <-..•"-.•- — Hi-slit's. Experts have developed »:•< Uiberrulosis. Because , result voice I C . WO .B for people 1 "" 'million condition* v nidi , who hr.r i, !u | t) , ril . ll) ,. vnx ^ r c . i.iy In- involved, it lins become, ; nmvrtl, . • • When a palicui has. V cancer of ' on whum''^^^^^^^^''^^!^^ Peak Climbing in Storm Offered as Wart Cure , VANCOUVER, n. c. (UP)--Have i you ally uaris? Then go iiini!:u.\::i j climbing in a thurdr.vstoim. i Leonard C. CliaUvin. jouna ;;i[ enlist nt thc Uulvcrsitv of British I Columbia, believes that de^tioly- JKls. caused by "torf;-i nf lnvi-,i'alc (iigiilnin?" striking tbs r.xes of th? 1 ; inGuulain clltnber.s ciun"-" a ihiin- j dcrsioren. will kill worts/ Chain-in, member of thc British Coiiimiila MouiHalneerins club, dfiwrlted liow, with a fellow member, he hnrt baen caught in Ihunclerslorm while scaling O n S.OCO-foot peak. said that his patlner. Hflrr tho iiiciiii-laiii lhunrtrr..;,,,i', i»ml iilliiljiiird it to Ihr- tori;, ,,, hivl'jblc liihttiiiri Uial Ihrir a.\o.s. srttlus u;i a •••,("' biuzing lilss."

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