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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 10-10 COURIER NEWS They Prefer War Zojie Life Without Work Beats Down One Time Smart, Trim. Sailors By JOHN KICK 11T.\ Service Stall Correspondent PUNTARENAS, Casia Rica. Pel). 27.—Stranded for the war on a sunny tropic bench! Sounds better than short rations • In Germany, doesn't il? Maybe It is—but not much butter. Around 100 Germans, stranded •here since the •beginning of the wur, will testily Hint It's no bed of rose's. Tliolr' money long since exhausted, living off the bounty of the .small German population of Cosln Rica, all they can do Is wait week uftcr weary week nmt watch tticlr ships, the Wcser anil the Eisenach, rust at aiu'hor. liVKN GIK1,S AHK INUIFHKKKNT Food is nothing to brag about, turnips, potatoes nnd onions ami then onions, unnips and potatoes (or variety. With less than four dollars a month to spend—officers get a little more—the slraiulo'l Germans can't even get far with (be girls. A do?.en of them came aboard the ships one night, but Costa Riciin girls are like tiny girls, they like pockets that jingle. They didn't come back. Food Isn't the only problem. After all an occasional flsli caught over (lie side varies the diet, and the $4 can be stretched to cover beer, soap, and cigarets. The worst thing is to try to find something to do. • That doesn't bother llie officers. They arc. accepted socially by the local German colony, especially by wealthy plantation - owners like Count Tatcnbach and Prince Sigismund. But the sailors, many oi them boys of 1C and 17, don't make the grade socially. So they must turn to the local working glasses/ who aren't much interested, seeing that the .boys .arc. broke. MONOTONY IS DEPRESSING It's the monotony,! week alter week with literally nothing to do, that blows llie men down. The German colony at the capital. San Jose, has had them as 'guests at the German Club in that city for a "vacation." But mostly they just sit and swelter. Sometimes they sail around the •harbor; in 'their lifeboats, and fish. Sometimes thty stroll through" the dusty-streets. A"few-'are believed to have deserted to the interior, in the hope of getting something to clo.-Hut Costa Rica has strict laws against foreigners working. A few have gone back into the mountains to pan go!d. That, too, is illegal. besides being back-breaking work with little pay-off. Most of the men have sold all their personal belongings. The steward of one ship was jailed recently for trying.to sell champagne from tho ship's stores. The ships are deteriorating. There Is no paint, nnd no money to buy any. The ships are covered with rust nnd'crusted with barnacles LITTLE CHANCE OF ESCAPE Neither has a chance of getting out, for marooned on the \v?st const, they would have to pass Junior officers: Settle fliwnelnl accounts on the street, while an Indian woman goes window shopping. BLYTircVTT.LE, (ARK.) PAGE SETO Reds Bomb Finnish own Germany's .Eisenach; Hiding high in the water, prey to rust nncl barnacles. . Luxora Society—Personal ness session, lire Rev. R.E.L. Bearden, Jr., led the study for the afternoon, "Exploring the Bible". An intercsling discussion was heard on tlie sub-topic, for the day's lesson, "The Life of Christ and the Letters of Paul." A closing prayer was sntcl by Ihc Rev. Bearden. Mrs. Head, assisted by Mrs. Bogan, served a salad plate. Thursday adage Club Mrs. Joe Hires was hostess to her Osceola Thursday bridge club rind six guests, Mrs. O. E. Massen.. . gill, and Miss Emma Cox, of Osce- through the Panama Canal to reach j ola, and Mrs. Sam Bowen, Mrs. Russell Bowen, Mrs. Thomas P. Methodist Society Meets The Luxora Methodist Women's Society for Christian Service met in the home of Mrs. W. .E. Head Tuesd:u*v afternoon. Twelve members w?rc present and. one : visitor. Mrs. E. L. Bowles. . '-: ^;-"'-'::~ .The_ president, Mrs. E. RrDogan, presided over a business . session, which was opened by prayer led by Mrs. R. H. Owen. After reports had been heard fiom chairman of! |)!mled b >' Mlss Can ' ie Mae nlres ' standing committees, and n busi-'Sf s , ra , buslness Y i! > Hor in ' Jine parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Driver; Miss Eva Williams, of Jonesboro, with her parents-,.. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Williams; Mrs. Maxine Brown McHaney, and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Slliman, spent the week end in Little Rock. * * ••.» Art Exhibit At Scnilt Hut There will be held an art exhibit of one hundred fifty famous paintings under the auspices of the Luxora school, at the scout hut beginning on March .4 through March! 8. These paintings can be seen dally from eight-thirty in the ^morning "-.until, four -iu" ; the Jnfter- noon,' and in the evening from eight to nine. Mrs. Julia Bryant Owen, accom- »..uM a *i v.il. 111..1.111(1 V^lllllu IU1£U..II j the Atlantic, and outside wait the British cruisers. Further, the Eisenach is a coal-burner, with very little fuel left and. no chance of getting more. To add bitterness to this exile, the crews have to sit and watch two small freighters sail into the Hudson, and Mrs. Jesse Brown, of Luxora, last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Hires awarded crystal bowls to Mrs. C. B. Pen-In, club high, and Mrs. Russel Bowcn, guest high, with crystal nsh trays going to Bluff Thursday of last week. Little Tommie McHaney left Saturday morning for Tupelo, Miss., for n visit with his father, Pay McHaney, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. T. McHaney. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. iZevlere, of Ripley. Tcmi., spent Sunday with Mr. Reviere's sister, Mrs. Tom Renfro, and family. Mrs. Renfro :'.lso had as her guests Sunday, her nephew. Richard Clinton Re- vlere and his wife. Mrs. Revlere. Memphis visitors this week Include, Mrs. Sam Bowen. Mrs. William Wood. Mrs. O. How-ton, Mrs Joe Hires. Mr. nnd Mrs. Russell Uowen, Mrs. Thomas Dale Wiiklns, Mis. RMIC-I w. Butler. Mrs. William Howard, Mrs. Grover Driver, Mrs. Phillip George, and daughter, Miss Mable George, and Mrs. Jesse Brown. harbor every week or so, call for i tlon. Mrs. Sallie B. Hook, for consola- freight, and sail out again with the Union Jack flying. The Germans call this very unfair. HUNDREDS IN SAME PUfiHT Their pllghl is more or less tvpi- A snlad plalc was served. * * t Luxora Week-end Visitors . Miss Margaret Motntt, of Memphis, with her parents. M r . and Rosa , , . Mrs. S. MolrHt; Miss Rosa Lon cal. however, of hundreds of other ! Cooke. and Mrs. Stella Vollmcr German sailors similarly strands j with parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. M O m a score of American ports. To ; cooke, Sr.; Miss Martha Kate Bry- make a dash for home means the ant, Jonesboro State College with odds-on chance of meeting a British cruiser 'and of having to scuttle parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. c. Bryant; Herman Lynch, Polytechnic Corn's Free: None Takes II NEW ORLEANS (UPi — When fresh corn dropped to 75 cents a hundred pounds. George Poudriat Invited everyone in his neighborhood to come into his Held and help themselves. No one came. They thought there was a catch to it. Cincinnati May BccoivYc Speamecl In Drive Now Oullinccl i ClNCWNATlTa, Peb.'l'B, cl>V> —The first cross-section test of in new vaccine jijfitlml pneuinoiiln ;)s' c-xpscto<l to Ijc inndo here by tl|e U. S. Public Health Service soon.I The Cincimmii Acndomy of Me<^- icine has proposed tluU at left'fl 15.000 in>rfDii.s lu'io bo inoculatfld with the vaccine and health officials are known lo be In favor of It The experiment would lake, !••< years and If U proved the vaccli'O actually a success. Cincinnati p ably would become the spearheii of a nationwide attack on the dciu ly disease. Six years ago Clnclunutl physl clans, working without publli'It .•iiiriTded In typing (he viirloi kinds of pneutnonla. They 1 found 'J specific forms, which enabled tl' scientists to develop serums fc treatment o( spocUlc types. Uut that time It had been suppose that nil kinds of pneumonia wer caused by om> germ. (.'iisos Closely Chec'licil Since 1934 the General Hosplta Clinic and prfvntc laboratories havi been tililired for further experl tnent. Close tab was kept on nl pnctiinonla cases. The pnrumonln mortality" rntt was enormous six years ngo. ranging from 35 to SO "per cent, of o! cases treated at Gencrnl Hosplta here. Type 1 pneumonia, the tech nlcal name for the most prevalcn of the 32 types, caused most of'th'i fatalities. Most laymen are Inmlllar will the symptoms of type one—n neg-| Icctcd cold, then a chill, a pain hv the chest, high fever, difficulty 111 breathing. ' ; Pneumonia control began In; earnest In'Cincinnati with the dls-i covcry of a curative serum. Scientists killed pneumonia germs and' fed them td horses. The horses soon developed protective bodies against the disease. Tills same treatment was used to fight pnciuiionln ID human beings; Big laboratories kept horses Immunized against nil 32 types as supply sources for the scrum. It formerly required 7 to 14 days to pass the "crisis 1 .' period. The new scrum cut It to three days. The Cincinnati death rate declined to 10 pev cent. Sulphiuyrldinc Also Usi'd , Scientists recently discovered that the iicw diu'g, sulphiipyrldtni-,* also could be used effectively. H nn be taken orally, while the first serum is injected. Sulphapyrldlnc is more economical. Three years ngo, Dr. Llnvl n F'ellon, new senior surgeon for the USPI1S, discovered a substance in (he."envelope" ot germs that hn.s n protective quality. Since that time lie has been experimenting in Civilian Conservation Corps cjmps. lie found that ills vaccine, as yet unnamed, cut down the. rate of Incidence In protected Individuals. But Dr.. Pellon used the vaccine only in vigorous young men, living In a controlled environment. The big qurallon Is: Will It prevent pneumonia In older people. In "everyday" people who are susceptible because they get "jun clown".' Health authorities Sly Cincinnati Is the Ideal city to find out. In the first place, physicians litre know where pneumonia attacks most frequently—In the west end. a negro section. They have "spot maps" giving a complete picture of the situation. They have n:u!yzc:1 nearly 1,000 cases, and they know the background of each. Moreover, they are nt the forefront In ihe fight against pn2umo:iia. Home Demonstration Club Creed was said In unison. Mrs. Hqlton Conner gave tho devotional.- Mrs. Mary Glover read the poem of the mouth. Mrs. Wyatt gave d discussion on "Planning tho Family Garden", Riving the vuliie' of disease free seed, the three main divisions of the garden, namely perennial section, nil season section and part season section. Mrs. Carl Wallace led the club In reading the Collect. At the conclusion of the meeting-, Mrs, Hollon Conner served refreshments to the club. The next meeting of the club will lie at the home of Mis. Carl Wallace, March 10, when pictures will be taken to. be used' In the 1940 club scrap book. 'Ilje program will be In charge of Mrs. Will Payne. 1 In making parchment. Mgli grndo paper Is run over moncl tubes Into concentrated.a,c!d baths which Rli'e Die surface a gelatinous mid raiwhicont finish. OLD LEWIS HUMllH, Only the chimney (behind tree). Is left standing after this house "somewhere In Finland" was ra/ed ay Russian acrlnl bombardment. Notice wnlls completely leveled to pile of slicks In foreground. 4-II Club News Notes (insiicll.-l-ll Club The aosucll -l-ll Club met Tuesday with 74 members present. Virginia Cook, president, presided over the 1 meeting, and led the group In singing "Yankee Dooillc." The following, club caiilnhts gni'c reports: .1. W. Powell, cotton; Ue- wltt Vnnclcvc, pin; Mn'ry Alice Smith, cooking; Jane Eubanks, gardening nml canning; Thelma Iloyd. clothing; Kalherlne Clevelinul, poultry; and Imogene Moody, room Improvement, A mixed chorus sang "Old Folks at Home" and Mallie Vernon guvc "A Lincoln Story." The concluding number on the program was "Home on the Range" by a girls' trio. Miss Cora I.ce Coleman, home demons! nil Ion agerl, discussed rnlshiy baby chtckr, by the n. r y o' mi electric brooder and J.I il. ! J lck- •ren, county.ngrlculUiial agent.'nun. a tftlk on pbnLing and juri 1 *'? foi an orchard. The varieties or frill suitable for Mississippi County were discussed. }nvls presiding over the meeting, inogone llarkcy, secretary, called he roll, which was answered by 'J'J ncmbri's. Jewel Leo Uolln, .ions •aptnln. led the turnip In sinning. Till 1 following club capblns rclorted: Wllina Pnlton, Hlwandu •Slnlcy, Howard Pish and .luanltn Buck. J. ,1. iMckron, county agricultural agent, gave an cxplmu- lon of the orchard rccommenda- .lons for Mississippi Comity inul Miss Cora U'c Colcuiuu. home dem- onslrution ngcnt. gavo a demon- slratlon on keeping records In jouHry and clothing. Shuily Crave .luidur-Adiill l-ll Chili The Shady Grove ,)uuloi'-Adult 1-H Club met Thursday night with 17 club members and three leaders present. Joe Masacy, soni; cnnl>ln led the grou|) In nliigln(; "Home On the Range." Miss Cora Lee Coleinnn, home demonstration agent, gave a discussion on cooperation In cHib work uiul J. J. Plckreii, county iigrliitl- tural at'cnl, discussed Hit I'liint to Prosper contest. Demonstration Club News Nolcs r.kron Home IH'mimstviiUoh Club Mrs. Grade Wyiitl presided over the meeting of thu ISkron Home Demonstration Club when It, mot Tuesday. Mrs. Will 1'aync led the club In slnglnj! "Amerlcn". and the KIHIUCKY smlONT IOUMOH WNUKIY William Jameum & Co.,Iur.,N,Y. linx Elder l-ll Club The llo>: Elder 4-li Clul) met ThUJ'stlny ."wnlng with George SAVES MONEY three way ARKANSAS-lYISSGURIPGVVIRCORP. the ship in the prevalent German ! college, Russcllville, Ark., with his style. .At Curacao, for instance, eight German freighters lie side by side in the roadstead. At Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Rio dc Janeiro, Rio Grande do s«l. Para. Bahia. Vera Cruz. Tampico, Puerto Mexico. Mhnzanilla, more or less the same scenes are being enacted. The freighters swing lazily a t their anchors, the rust creeps lip. the barnacles thicken, and the men turn by imperceptible slow de?rre= from smart merchant-marine sailors to beachcombers. mother, Mrs. Walter Lynch; G. C. Buy Your AMERICAN EXPRESS MONEY ORDERS at ROHINSON'S Drug Store STANDARD TIRES rf 8* Tho teasel.plant, when dried, is used to rake a nap on woolen j cloth. 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