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PACE TOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUX COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINS8, Publisher J. ORAHAM SODBUBY, Editor EA1CUXL T. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole tUilontl Advertising Representatives: Arkjaau DalUes, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma city, Memphis. Published Bvtry Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES * By carrier in the City of Blytlievjlle, I5c per week, or 65c per monlh. By •mall, within a rddlus of 60 miles. $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, *75c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per J'wr; In zones seven and eight, f 10,00 per year, payable In advance. A Maginoi. Line Against. Malaria Dramatic iire the ncvounts of desperate ail- forays over the Norlli Sea. Men light, and men (lie in a quick blurl of machine gun iirc and a swift plunge into the sea. .But in Brax.il there is a battle no Ms; dramatic, a battle not to kill 1>ul to- Kiwe, not for death, but for life, it-is a relentless war lo exterminate tlife iiiiopiieles gumbiiic, a dread insila- ria-taiT.viiijr mosquito brought from Africa to Brazil about JO years ayo. Scientists arc not given lo hysteria. But Dr. M. A. Barber, distinguished malariologist, slides his considered belief that "this invasion of gambiae threatens the Americas with a catastrophe in comparison with which ordinary pestilence, conflagration and even war are but .small .and temporary calamities." Once given a foothold, this malarial strain would enter the very veins of a country and .plague it for centuries. No oilier country having nor- niel intercourse with it would be safe. Untold millions of lives may be at stake hi such a battle. The government of Brazil declared war on this malaria peril. The Rockefeller Foundation rushed to help with 8100,000 in 1939, and ?230,000 in 1040. Foundation and government are working closely together. • Throughout early ]J>39 it was a losing battle. Untrained personnel, wet weather, bad breaks, forced Ihc' defenders to retire before Die deadly mosquito. Widspread epidemics, with . more than 100,000 people treated for severe cases, followed. Defense forces brought up their reserves. More than 2000 doctors, technicians, scouts, inspectors and guards were rushed into the front lines. Frontiers of the infested region were marked by fumigation posts, a medical Waginot line. Breeding places in stagnant water were eliminated. Planes roared overhead, mapping with the camera unsuspected breeding places. Houses, automobiles, boats were hailed and sprayed. •:,T!ie advance of the deadly mosquito Ijas been halted. But now another rainy season impends. The offensive must be launched again with redoubled vigor. This is a war lo the death, for until the last surviving pair of gambiae is dead, millions of people in the Western Hemisphere can not be safe. Such a campaign, such a war, is worthy of mankind, showing him at his best, just as wars among men show him at his worst. Sirangc indeed is man, who can light _BWT1IEV1LLE (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY so gallantly to save men's lives, and in the same moment strive so savagely to kill. The Neiv forest Try to imagine a forest so vast that you can easily pick it out on a small map of the United States. Imagine it stretching from Cleveland to Pittsburgh, then down to Charleston, W. Va., across (o Columbus and back to Cleveland. Try to imagine all this being planted during the past five years or so, a staggering new physical feature of our (Wintry. It is not entirely fantasy. T h i s . spring the million-acre mark will be passed in Irce-pJaiifing on national forest lands. That's 1000-odd .square miles. And that is a square roughly 12Q miles on each side. It would show up on the map something like the rough rectangle described above. Of cour.se in reality the tracts are in different places, not all in onp. Kvery man, woman and child in the country is richer today, more secure in his country's future, for this planting. VieuA PubUc&Uoo to thta column 'at «utorUli o*hei BewtpBpen doe* DM Deeemril; endowment but fc *c aeknowledciuot M »- terest to the »ubje«« discussed. 'A Burlesque On Justice' Tlic cdltorliil page of llic SI, Louis Post-Uis- pnlch has long been one of (he mast intelligent voices of counsel nml opinion in (his country. Us editorials <U!c! Its cartoons—the hitter the . work of Daniel R. Flty.pntrfck—hnvo set n hfen standard of imparlinlity nnd integrity. Vet because a Icoil judge felt n(Tro»tc<l by editorials and a cnrtoon criticizing a decision, llic paper lias been fined and the director of (lie editorial page and tlie cartoonist have been found yuilty of contempt nnd sentenced to 'M nnd 10 days, respectively, in Jail. There was no question of comment upon a case during trial or under consideration. The judge had made his decision—dismissing an indictment of a union leader and a stale representative accused of extorting money from the moving picture, Industry. The judpc who was criticized, Circuit Judge Thomas J. jRowe, tried the contempt charges himself and imposed the sentences.. It would be hard to imagine a more arrogant and outrageous abuse of the contempt process. The real object of the power is to preserve tlic sanctity of justice nnd protect the courts from interference In the exercise of their duties. It has no proper use whatever as a substitute for a libel suit by a judge who feels that he has been wrongly accused. The statutes o( many slulcs—Including New York—contain provisions designed to prevent such arbitrary action. Apparently the contempt power is not thus regulated in Ihc State ot Missouri. But counsel lor the Post-Dispatch has cited the State and Federal Constitutions In defense o( the right of a free press, and there seems every probability that an appeal will quash the convictions. The public service rendered by such n page us that of the Post-Dispatch Is of the highest .Importance to the people of Missouri. Its Independence—within the limitations of fair comment and truth—cannot be too strongly insisted upon and defended. The tiUc ot cue of the editorials \va.s "A Burlesque On Justice." Whether Judge Howe's procedure deserved (his designation when it was printed we do not pretend to know. Hy his exercise of the contempt power as a mutter oi personal revenge he has now done his best to justify It. —New York Herald Tribune. MONDAY, APRIL 8, • SERIAL STORY K. 0. CAVALIER BY JERRY BRONDFIELD "Imagine her taking U, c l,ns lo church! If she'd walk iiiorc she'd improve her figure." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson DINNER PL ATE, US' FEET FRO/1A VOUR. BVES-, APPEARS EXACTLY THE SAME SIZE .AS TI-IEL /V\OOfsJ. ARE A^RB EASILV ACC U/V\ ATI ZED TO TEA'VPERATURES OF THE US. THAN ANIAAALS FROM THE TROPICS. MwoM Ii0t ,", T !"' k(>y ' m El "' ope * " b '»» «IIMI in size lo M.iss.iihufells, wh,| c ihe entire republic is slightly smaller linn Ihe combmecl areas of Californh^Orcgon and Wa'hin^on NKXT: .Siviilthiff (lie swaslifca. No iireuter thing could come lo our land Joday than n revival of the spirit of religion. —President Roosevelt. Montana Seeks to Save Dwindling Wild Sheep I -'-... j HELENA, Mont. lUI'l-Liwimii- tion of Montana's mountain sheep j population by disca.se and in- i breeding has prompted (lie state ] Jish nml game coinmis.sio:i lo coii- |.SKlci- entering a consnvalirm p,o; gram with the u. S. Forest Service. I. V. Anderson. Missoula. yam- management export of the forest service, estimated I h c present mountain sheep population of Mont nun at i.ODO. However, thf number is constantly declining. Tho Foirst Service has sn^gestcr segregating a Kootcnai forest here of about 1(10 for conservation purposes on a IJi.Qfld-acrc reservation During funeral ceremonies amon: the" IiH3iH::i, of Ecuador, a U'idov, sings the name; of nil thr food.'liked by her departed hu.sbanci while he was alive. ' , s 1 HWE TO RMSE V" PRICE — POLICE NVKTCH \ CLOSE -- T TAKE B16 ) •- SIX DOLLARS, / PLEASE.' y By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE w iih Major Hooplc — <^..^ .^^ BORN THIRTY YEARS TOO SOON £KY, AUNT ^~|OH,GO SOAK YOURSELF VJlTM RMN vJATER « MARTHA JUST BAKEOlM GOURD-MEAD, flUD SROW UP/^ IF r A9K FOR i^im THOSE COOKIES BEFORE!! COOKIES ,/>UMT MARTHA OMLY GWBS ME TV>» AT A? !!!fn e!lS r , ^ OWWTOWi jX T ' ME — 1'-« TAKINV THESE TO TMROW A PARTY , * WD SHELL BE WO «^Uj FOR MV A1OB/IF YOl> SQOEft^I'tL TIE VOOR tiOOOGH TO SLICK DOVVsU^j, HAIR \>JmA ft BROONU WHEW SHE FMD5 GOT Jn THEY'RE -4 GOLIUPED UPV- GIMME OME.' r" \ NECK I i SCOUT KNOT/j GUESS WE'LL j! WAVE TO i-'/-a 33T -••*»*,:. •*^J IM 'THE • t 7, ; "" AYl IM>J1> ' "l>olDK -, K "'> fur Ii-llli, K 1,1s h-i tt uwnj- frcjm 1,1,11, l.iil Vn il iniivlui'fij. SUe me* llic in iillrc urr. »i>iiii »"il» thru Ihe (ulurr of (hi llllir tIrv<-nU« Uli KflllKK (lilt «lil|>. "U'Mt tn iiorl Kufrly mill .,n (luif. OulTy coai|>luln» ubuut Ike fool, ("In kliiiki-K ti t »l K ,n'U lo *allr> CHAPTER IX 'J'HE Pacific wasn't so gcnllc the next day as they headed northward. There was ;i roorc pronounced roll under tlie "Northern Belle," and every once in awhile slio dipped deep into a heavy sea tliat sent spray hissing over her forward deck. Val picked her way along Die after deck and lied a Jsnol in a rope holding together some life preservers. H h;id slipped a little When she looked up Eddie Cavalier was watching her. He reached down, lugged al the rope experimentally and grunted will satisfaction. "Since when are you checking up on me?" she Cared. "All in the interests ot public welfare," he murmured. "Someone's life may depend on jus such a little thing as a knot. Anyway, 1 was ei Boy Scout once and I know all aliout knots." "Y'know," she said slowly. "I've oltcn wondered why you ever became a fighter?" He gave her a long look "Why?" "Oh . . . never mind. Just a sudden thought." Then more brusquely: "By the way, what's on the program Jor today?" "A little rope-skippin little jogging little shadow boxing. Pop says nothing heavy." "Fine story that'll make for me," she commented. He showed hev a can of metal polish he had in his hand. "First I'm going to work out ou some of these deck-fittings. Yon might get something out of lliat." Pov almost an hour sho walclied him polish brass until the metal glistened in the sun. "When you're all washed up in the ring I can get you a job polishing mail boxe.5 and door hanciles in a New York apartment house." "Thanks. I might need it at tliat." "I don't Ihink you will," she Said evenly. He shook his polishing cloth in the wind. "Hey, what is this? A change of hear!. I thought you hated my internal workings— ollierwise known as guts." She felt a faint /lush gathcriti in her face. She strove for <ii answer and found herself all tied up. If only she could say something. She wasn't angry, though Of ihat she was certain. He turned to his task again bu when he looked up a minute Jale she was gone. Eddie Cavalier watched the slender figure climb the com panionway to Ihc upper deck. Hi gaze followed her until she disappeared into the chart room. Eddie was very thoiighi/u! foi a long minute. Funny, the way Ihey had been al each other's throats since they'd known cad oilier. Eddie Cavalier hadn't had mud time for women. He'd always had to work too hard. So he knew he oughtn't make comparisons. Still he bet himself, she probably hac a lot more than the usual run oi females. She merely had to be slapped down once. That's all Just once. And maybe, he figured he'd be the one to do it yet * *< * "J-TELLO, Matey," Captain Hansen boomed as she entered. "What's stirring?" "Nothing. That's the trouble, 1 she said morosely. "Hold on," he said quickly. "Here comes Joe Barnes and he's coming awful fast." The seaman came up Ihc companionway two steps nt a time. "This Kelso, sir. He says Wong Lee has poisoned him. He sent word lie's awful sick." "What's that?" Hansen bellowed. "Poisoned? Ridiculous!" "Whalevor it is, it's a story," Val howled and was out tlic door in a Hash, Captain Hansen following her. Together they dashed inlo Wong Lee's galley. "Wong—what's this about you poisoning Mister Kcl- i'i" Hansen asked, Wong smiled broadly and fingered his moat cleaver. "Ale no id ploison Mis'cr Klelso," he blandly. "But me like to." "No doubt," Val muttered, "and wild just cause." "Then why does he insist you poisoned him? Where is he, anyway?" Wong smiled. "No ploison," he •epeated. "Too much rod; today." He made rolling motions with his 'land and suddenly it dawned on them. "Seasick, by gad!" Hansen roared. "Seasick, an' he thinks ic's been poisoned. There's your story for today, honey," "You're telling me," *Val chuckled. "And I wish I had a cam- ?ra and could get 'Mr. '.Kelso in technicolor. I'll bet he looks well n green and while. Let's go down ind see." tT KELSO lay in his blink " and groaned. "Go 'way" he moaned hollowly. "I'm gonna die. I know it. Get me a doctor." Val sat down beside him. "I hate to laugh in a dying man's face, Duffy, so I'll just snicker. There isn't a doctor within 100 miles of us but don't worry. You'll pull through . . . and you haven't been poisoned." "You can't tell me that," he moaned. "Thai Chinee don't like me nohow." "Kelso," Hansen chuckled. "You're just plain seasick and don't know it." Val nodded. "Thai's right Duffy. Plain old mal de mer." "Can you die from il?" he whispered. Val shook her head in the negative. "Someone's a liar," he croaked. 'Cause I'm dyin'." * * t VAL hurried down to her cabin and got out her portable. She .sal immobile {or two or three minules before .she had. her lead figured out. Sho battered away al the keys for a half hour, then scampered up to the radio room with her slory. 'Get (his oft, will you Sparks? We can just about make the afternoon editions with this." She hadn't been gone five minutes when Eddie Cavalier strolled in. "Hi, Sparks." "Howdy, champ," the radio operator greeted him. "Have u good workout?" "Pretty fair. What'cha got there . . another story Irom Miss Shakespeare?" Sparks nodded. "Yup . . , and t's a whopper, too. Here, you can •end over my shoulder." Eddie peered down and a wide grin broke over his face as he •cad. "Duffy Kelso lies dying in his )unk even as I am writing this. At least so he thinks. The pop-oft' nanager of 'Pretty-Pants' Cava- icr, pretender to the middleweight throne, lies a victim of mal de mer in Ihe advanced stages. And for Ihe firsl time in his life, Duffy Kelso is a thoroughly beal- cn and subdued individual. ..." Eddie Cavalier's grin blended n(o a burst of laughter as he •cad on. "Wail'll (he boys get a oad of this," he chuckled. They'll never let Duffy live it town. "Say, that dame can wrile, can't •he?" he said (o Sparks. "Yoii said it, Pretty Pauls," said Sparks, and Eddie grinned even vidcr. (To Be Conlinund) RIGHT OR WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE Uo'Cold Mauds Mean A Wnnn Heart? 1!V DONALD A. I.AIltl) i'i>. i).. Sri. n. J People have always been interested in some sort of a test lo! find out tvliRlher or not the "one and only" rdiinis the nflcclion. Oue r,f these tests, favoi-fd by puliir opinion. Is tliat cold hands mean a warm heart. The emotions people feel do affect their bodies profoundly. Em- barnissjiienl or self-consciousness, as everyone fcnow.s. ivil) cause blushing. A fright will cause the :clor to lade and upset digestion. Not so many realize, however, ilial as our emotions or moo:ls wax uid wans they change, the tom- icnilure of OH,- h.incis nnd fcrt. This is done by the automatic ex- jansion or contraction of the blood .rsscls nrar llic surface of the xidy. All of ihc skin, as well as .lands and feet, lias the triuperii- .urc changed in this way by our reelings of the moment. When the blood vessels expand the hands i^i. warmci'. When the vessels contract tlie hands cool oil measurably. But rccein work at Cornell University Medical School has shown ^1 nnouncetnenls: thai the popukir belief was drad wrong. Delicate tcin)»ratiiie measurements of the hands showed that anger, anxiety, worry, and extreme displeasure cause a temporary shrinkage of the blood vessels and make the hands colder. Cold hands apparently do not signify a warm heart. The Cornell researchers found that pleasurable emotions make (he hands warmer, and surely love should be a pleasurable thing if it is the genuine article and not a passing infatuation. Apparently there is no reason for the swain thinking the girl is ir. love with him because her hands arc cold. Cold hands, in lact. may mean instead that she is afraid, or worried about being kept- up loo late. I'erpcliiKlly cold hands mav mean a thyroid disturbance or, some disorder of the heart or ar- ' tcrics. The temperature changes in thr. Icet mean the same, but the changes in the pedal extremities, naturally, arc only oi academic or clinical interest. NEXT: cmising? j.s iil»anii.v in- A new device, recently tested, provides the cabin of a plane with oxygen automatically. At 10,000 feet, the first oxygen is released. As the altitude increases, more is released automatically to keep the percentage oi oxygen constant. A tough, rubberized material dial is fitted into compartments on ihc wings nnd fuselage is quickly inflated from flasks of carbon- dioxide gas. the moment the plane strikes tlic water. These "water wings" will keep the plane afloat for 24 hours. Read Courier Nuws uanl. 8dR HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis TUn Courier News has hern formally authorized lo announce tlic following candidacies for oflicc subject to the action of the Domocralii: primary in August. Mi.ssi.vvipjii Comity .fmlpc ROUND GREEN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON C'ulinly Treasurer R. L (BfLLY) GAINES 'For Second Termi JACK P1NLEY ROBINSON (.'oimtv and Probate Olcrk T. W. POTTER 'for Second Term) f'irciiit Cnurl Clerk HARVEY MORRIS • For Second Term) lieprcscnlntlvr '(•"or flic scat now held by Woorirow llutton) J. I.EE BEARDEN I'm- past now held by FV-.mk Williams PRANK WILLIAMS U'or Second Term) <For poM now held by L. II. Aulryi U H. AUTRY ' 'For .Second Term) 1). . W. W. lUUDDY) WATSON *For Second Term) \^- c °" '*o " WA scivict we, >« UK is s nt oir "Vwh. J s; ,i,| sirilic ll.rcc! Xow mnyhc (lie ncM (ime J 1 -iMv lor n hale liclp in a geograpliy c.vutt, you'll conic . j clean."

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