The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 19, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 19, 1938
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PAGE FOUR BLYtHEVILLB, (AKK.I COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY i9,i THE BLYTHfcVILLE "COURiEE NEWS. THB ooxniiiB NEWS <x>. : ,-. H. W. NABOBS, PubUihtc • M« National Adrerttaing Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New YorK, Chicago, Dt< fcoit, St. Louis, Dallas, kansas City, Memphis^ ~PubU«hed Every AtUmoon E*ctpt~8undsy Entered ps Kcond class mater at tha port pfllce at Blythevllte Arkansas, under act or Congress, October 9, 1917. 6*rved by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In Iho City of Blythevllle, ISc per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, W.OO per year, $1.50 tor six months, 750 for three months; by mall In nosUl zones two to six, ln«!"f' v "J; J6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight ,»iu.w per year, payable in advance, Buying Salaries Court heiu-ings in St. Louis Imvo disclosed some of the lengths Lo which loan sharks will t f o lo avoid the state laws and squeeze fzinLaslically high interest from small borrowers. One victim testified Hint he borrowed $5 «ncl paid the loan company |97.50 in live years as a "fee" for the loan. • At the end of the live years he still owed the original §5. If this deal hud been a loan the interest would figure out at approximately JS80 per cent—$19 interest , yearly on ?5. The Missouri loan law permits a maximum charge of but two and a half per cent a month. But this was not a loan. It was, loan company attorneys explained to the. judge and jury, "salary buying." l''or the sum of ?5 the lenders purchased 75 cents of the borrower's salary each Uvp weeks. The purchase right continued until the borrower "bought" back his own salary_jrpin the |oan company for 55. - That's about us obvious an evasion of a law as any court ever will run up against. A thin, thin story that a jury should be able to see UiroiigH without the least trouble. •> -.Kansas Conquers J)ml Plagued with drouth and depression, dust storms and even Hoods, the Kansas wheat farmer has stayed by his tormented acres through ^sevei^ lean years and now lie is about to win his ^battle. Four years agd I he Kansas wheat lalid was a choked, blinded bowl of 'dust. Farmers looked out of windows through which gritty earth sifted anil- saw their crops, their soil, and their hopes swirling skyward with the black blizzard. For three previous years they had looked heavenward in .search of rain and found none, while depression cut the price of what small crops they could raise. Then in 1937 on the land they had reclaimed by methods hurriedly learned,- the Kansas wheat farmers produced one of the biggest crops of a decade, nearly 175 million bushels. Six million acres subject to dust storms had been reduced lo something over two million. The Kansas farmer has come ba'ck because, as one remarked: "It's been rough going but we can stand it. No one knows how to u.uil out here." Why Delinquency Shocked Ijy the increase- of juvenile crime, Great Britain has begun an intensive investigation to lind the causes underlying the arrest of 25,543 boys and girls under 17 years for indictable offenses during Hie past year. In its investigations England will probe, into aspects of these children's backgrounds not usually associated with reasons for crime, juvenile or otherwise. For .instance, the British government wants to know the number of rooms in each home from which the yonnp ileliiH|iieiHs came. Investigators also will ini|»irc into the details of each family budget to find how much money was spent for food, how much for rent and other necessities—and how much for entertainment. Crime psychologists have been making case histories on criminals for years, but this probably will be the first such study on a wholesale scale, and the results obtained from analy/.- ing the research facts may throw some new light on an old, old problem. Voice What would historians give — what would you give, yourself — to hear George Washington's voice delivering his farewell address, or speaking to his ragged, freezing soldiers at Valley Forge V It would be a priceless privilege, wouldn't it? Lincoln at Gettysburg, Patrick Henry in Richmond, or Daniel Webster in the Senate, speaking the words thai made them immolral — what would you give lo hear them? It can never be. But future generations will be more fortunate. The voice of every President since Harding will he heard by those who conic after them. In the Archives building in \Vashington, fireproof and as safe as man's ingenuity can make them, are recordings of these and other famous voices, where the historian can hear and weigh for himself the exact intonation of words that have influenced history in (fines past. as Napoleon cynically said, "his- is a fable agreed upon," at least there will be more general agreement on the fable. '•Keep ,'in eye on tins new client of mine. Krankly, I r nisi him." THIS CURIOUS .WORLD By William Ferguson ONE OF THE If, torv There is a concerted olltsklc effort to frighten and control Congress anil to defeat IhJ President's program.—U. S. Senator George Ncr- rls, Nebraska, t T t By ID'14 American colleges ami universities will face a diminished human reservoir from '.vhicli lo draw, due largely to the lessened number rf children in families possessing superior educational advantages.—Dr. Raymond Wullcis. president, Cincinnati University. t t t The future of America depends upon whether liie business can ... be compelled to co- opcralc with Ihe rest of us in tryini; lo make democracy work.—Secretary of Interior Harold L. IckCf. ATMOSPHERE IS COMPRESSED INTO LEVEL-S ISLANDS,- PROPERTV OF THE UNITED STATES AND MOMEL OF MOST OF TME: SS^t-S, WERE CONSIDERED SO UNIMPORTANT TO EXPLORERS 'THAT THEV WERjE •— v ^ r>i DISCOVERED AND j FORGOTTEK] THEY WERE GIVEN A '•> THE PRJBttOFS < HAVE REPAID THE: PURCHASE PRICE OF THE Pribilof Islands Imve been cue of Uncle Sam's most profit able investments, due (o the fact that they, arc the breeding ground of the fur seal. Ami he intends to keep the investment safe. Stile •cgulnlions are in force in the sealing industry, ami even tourist •\re foi'blcUR'ii from visiting the islands. NEXT: The. giant beetle which lias never been cuplurcil alivi 1 . OUT OUR WAY T. M. R«f. U. 8. P«L Off. LITTLE BIT LATE, AREN'T /OU? Slowly bill Surely, Srinu'c Devises Means of Aiding C,IS'(' «»•' ClIAKACTUllS I'DI.I.Y CHJJ1/S1-JV, hurulnei MrmidrJ lu I.oudou when »-ur I,rrnh8 uut. .ii;niiY «iiiTi--n;u>, iicroi the Ymikcit whi> ML-CH her Iliruugh. <; A lie 1,1. HANKS, pilvulccr "Yeslertlnyi .Jerry (rim <t» rm-itiie Inil fulln, inn! In Hualtm the Itaukn fimilly lYunUcrit nbout their auji, Cnljcll, CHAPTEH XVI /""•ORLY proved to he a score of shabby fishermen huts located lo Ihe right of the King's Highway, between marsh grass and booming sea. Their excuse for being was a shallow harbor thai all but vanished at low tide. It was a dejected spot. Polly, having been pill down there with her dog and trunk, loohed after (he departing coach with a regret that bordered on panic. She noted one house in the village lhal seemed lo be an inn Though not less ramshackle than its neighbors, it was larger and carried a sign. Polly dragged her trunk from the roadside and pulled it along a sandy path ^o Ibis building. Arrived there, she lef Nuisance to stand guard while she entered Ihe inn. She was leaning heavily on her stick and frowning sharply. "Where can I find John McGean?" she asked the room, at 1 large. A man in a cliiiy apron, evidently the keeper of this unwholesome place, answered her. "Ye'r in luck, old dame. The Sea Serpent, 'is bout, is anchored oft Corly today. Just in, 'e is, from a little trip, and soon to put out. . . . Look! There 'c comes along the wharf." * c c I30LLY wont outside and stooped to give Nuisance a reassuring pat, for the lillle dog was looking uneasy and restive. The skipper, who had jusl come ashore from an ugly two-masted lugger with patched brown sails, was large and forbidding. He had heavy handsome features, coal black hair that he wore in a queue, and bold prominent eyes. "If you arc John McGean," she saicfto this man, "I have business with you." "Thou speak it. Time's valuable." He slared hard at her. Polly spoke her business, as commanded. She talked to him urgently; but since money talks, bcsl in the long run, she ofTercc him what she could afford to pay and still keep enough to carry hci to Cherbourg. For this he grudgingly agreed lo convey her across the Channel lo a fishing port neai Calais. He was sailing that night lie said, if Hie wind was favorable Sometime around ten he would come to the wharf in a dory and get her. I've a small trunk," Polly told lim in a voice that she strove lo iiiake old and weary. "I'll have it liere on Hie dock." But she ditl not speak of her dog. e '4 => IV/HEN black night liad fallen " Polly dragged hor trunk to :he wharf and sat down to wait. It seemed safer here than in lhal evil inn, and the air was certainly better. This was the same star- filled sky, she reminded herself, that had covered her al home, and | these waves were but a part of Ihe same restless Atlantic that broke in white foam on Die coast of Connecticut. This water was a part of the sea, and the sea tonight bore Jerry ou its breast, so she must love this water and not fear il, Whenever Nuisance gava one of liis low ominous growls she soothed him, being calm herself. After a while she heard the grating of oarlocks and Ihe muffled splash of oars, A dory appeared, and when il had docked, the smuggler's largo figure loomed out of il and approached her. Though he handled the little trunk as though il were a feather, he grumbled his displeasure at having lo take it into the boat and when he saw ilie dog his grumbling turned to oaths. Ye can't take • that beasl aboard," ho decreed, "with ils jarkin' and yippin'!" 'You've not heard him bark 01 fip. The worst he does is to growl little. You'll take him or I'rr lot going. You've not got my noney yet." A pause, then, "Come aboard nil if 'e barks, 'e gels the bclayin )in to rjuict 'im.' Nuisance lay on Polly's lap il he rowboat and made no sound and when they reached the lugge Polly carried him on board wit- caution and apprehension. The crew, she calculated, num acred a dozen men. They Jooko like the dregs of France and Spai: and Portugal, picked less fo strength than cunning. They eye her and the dog with lowerin expressions, and she deemed i best to glare back at them, givin them as good as they sent in i~ will. She followed IV'cGean aft to th cabin. Tlie swinging lamp had sooted chimney but it managed t reveal as dismal a skipper's treat us Polly had ever set eye on. The scarred bulkheads wei hung with weapons—muskcl cutlasses and knives; torn riggh lay about; boxes and bales stoo everywhere. In one corner wa an iron strong box with hcav padlock. The man now opened this wii a brass key he carried, your passage money," he said; it when Polly look it from !• pocket and counted it out for 1 he clutched il hastily and loclj it away. "I've 'ardly asked enough," he added thoughtful 1 ! Polly turned inside out her vl uminouii pocket and said like I irritated old woman, "Not cnoul you robber? You've got il all!"l This mollified him and he tl her lo make herself at hoil "We'll be sailin' inside the hot| EFT alone in the clullc| 1 cabin, Polly leaned .ainst a pile of canvas anal ned to Ihe tramp of arsh voices and (lie running I sail thai was taking pll >ovc. Presently the small lugl as under way <md the shout I eased. Weariness overcame Pc| id she slept. She wakened lo ;> low gi''| •om Nuisance. Stilling him, ot up and looked from a portl I gave to landward. The 11 er was al rest, anchored ofl ovc which a rising moon sho\| be clirt lined and chalky, roken by a dark ravine. A laJ owboal was approaching the I'l er Irani the cove; in the d| a vine two lanterns bobbed reflies. ... So this was the v| muggled goods was landed ent to sea! As a keg was hauled abo;| Nuisance barked. Polly, in fernation, slapped him so violcl y that he retreated behind a b| lowling in a very injured •oily dived after him and broul lim out, catching a lock of II m a bayonet point as she did ind pulling off her wig. .'" As she arose with tlicHijlj >er arms, Ihe door opened / McGean entered. He stared <il | she stood al bay, tall straight and surprised. Sll )rown hair covered her head, til ing stubbornly- in Ihc damp air. Her cheeks and lips «• scarlet, her eyes wide. A tl sleeve revealed a round wi| arm. So ye be a young one," laughed unpleasantly. "And French arystocral to boot, I'lli bound. "VVell, I'm French too,' not your kind. From now on i me Jean ditto!" He took a bright-striped sc I from a sea chest and bound I around his head, transform I himself, by lhal simple act, il a Latin. It was evidently \vhal| had come 'into Ihc room to Yet Ihc thing that he did nl had not been a part of his pla| After he had gone from cabin and closed the doou locked il after him. (To Be Continued)' Civi! War Nurse Now Is 87 Years oi Age NEW ORLEANS. Feb. !l (UP) — Ei[!hty-scven-year-old Mrs. Dc- lighlcy I J owoll Kelly of Pensiicola, Fla.. who was with Lee when he .surrendered "under an old apple tree," claimi, to bs the only living woman veteran of Ihe War Between the States. And. she adds, slic would do the same Ihint: lor "tlic boys in khaki" lhal she did for "the boys in grey." Mrs. Kelly, on a visit will) n daughter here, rrcalled incidents of her bandage-making and nursing, and traveling up and down battlefields in :i horse-drawn ambulance when :> child of 11. Her father, a Baptist minister, joined Ihe 'nrniy fust, then her mother enlisted, and finally "I tugged along." Mrs. Kelly said. She v,-tis captured several (imcs by (lie Yankees, once hud bullet holes shot through her uniform, and IV;IH "nearly starved" en prison camp rice "without sail," she related, (shrubbery have been coiistriul She was captured by the enemy one night in 1863. "I ran away thai night, clown lo Dollon. Fla.. lo warn the sleeping Confederates that the Yankees were coming, and saved their lives." "Once a war nurse, always a war nurse," .said Mrs. Kelly, who boasts she'd be ready to go again if a war broke out. Smith staled l:crc before he si| for England. Approximately 5.001,,0'JO trees! cut. annually in the United stl for use as telegraph and tclepll poles. Announcements} Ontario Maps Program For Highway Safety ST. JOHN, N. B. <Url— Ontario hopes to cut- highway accidcnus approximately GO per cent by a SISOO.ntD reconstruction program, according to R. M. Smith, Ontario I deputy minister of highways. All provinicial highways will be traiiformcd into two-lane boule- ! vards. separated by turf 10 to :«1 feel wide. Shrubbery set in l-hc turf would reduce tbe glare from auU> licariligltts. Ectwcen 73 and 80 miles of the' Courier News has been I tnorized to raakc formal annoul ntent of the following candid! for public office, subject to Democratic primary August ! For County Treasurer R. L. (BIlXYt GAINES k>'or Sheriff and Collector 1 HALE JACKSON County Court Clerk T. W. POTTER / Vor County Tax Asses W. W. (BUDDY) WATSbf | BRYANT STEWART For County and Trobafc .luclj DOYLE HENDERSON For Circuit Court Clerk JIARVEY MORRIS OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoop l!y f)l(. .1KIKKIK I'fSIIIIKIN | |i 1;( t in epilepsy HIP rule Liliior, .louriiul <if Uir Anicrirni latins mechanism", are <;cfc:liv?. M c di c a I Assnn.itt<in, :uut of Hvjfcia. Ihe llrallli M:izin.lnc As new devices have <l»vcloii:d in the field of im-dicinc. nbserv.i- progress in our ubilily lo liens arc made with Hum on <l'n- rnsrs previously and ~- ,— u - diagnose and to I real Ilicn). Epilepsy is ono of liie oldest -ilis- CBS(V> known to mankind mid ov.c Of the most clllllcull ID Control. Through the year; \nrions Wins of treatment Iwyr b.-r;, apl'li'ri and all sons of <tu:li^ have bco:i made In an attempt 'i untlcv- i^tand tb^ nature r.T 'lie coniii- lion. There- was a lit): cf the tllsrascs of Ihe called heart cll.i<M.-.r., i tV.ry am elfciliod -,;; Ihc portion of Cm ::< concerned, ll'.d tsi;.-.-. and the nature oi t ance. clay much as it was, in tiir time Hippocrates—a cliseav .uih a re- and sudden lots of con- -'otnc' physicians in lio-iton. v !>o IT been ijivint! special aVon- lion to thc?r. mer hitnisnis lih tin brain to a motor car which brim; rlrivcn along n road with ditch on tile rtnht called Uw slow dilch" and a (lltcli ct left cTlicd the "loo fa;-t ditch: 1 'flic raic-rcgtilaliiii.- mcrfi.inl«r;]. of the brain usually steer the ce.iuer of this road. CUV when the stcrrini; mechanism k out of cinlrol il sets oft tlv: road. Son-,; attack-, of cpliciay arc iikc i'i<: -"-•'-• (,-'r which :,wi:niS to tl.r hiil s-'.:'!;:-'' |>ro:«l>ti'.' back •I! rtiioh art \v«-rc jf lhal is: ! •> nO^MT I * to- !:i iilhn- Ivpcs Ihr tnr Kivr,,.;i. :o inn (Well nntl stiiys tn-'ic unit is iinllctl nsil or "^^ < : <'' <r lo Uic other side. For exam*, icn n person v.-.lh cpiii'i.!,.- or- mtJi rxfilcrt 1)5 nlnces n .sl.-i:ii frequently unable^ to '." In ono case of i sudden lots of con- » one cas ,,, : ar.rt ol lm ,sc;e control' Jour.d the a bnorma I rh; th , which the Ciirrks ollrd Ihe "fall- --rose in a certain |.a rl oi OK )i,g «ckncf.s." or according lo !ho! brain. In tha case n surgical o Grfek word cpilonsv, 'a seizure." [rial ion affecting the 1» «- °' i «-, Wllhin ll-,e lo'l t™ rears Ihe.cUvalu mentioned resulted m tessc-n ;J has bi-en riovdoprri ;', cieviccilDK sightly the serlo '* ti "" .' wlilrh i-ecnrds rli-ctfirally the ac- wltlicul. h> RII.V way nnccuni,. (hides COU,K ou in il, - hruin. Thnimrntality of the \»ucn use ol Iht.-. inblriiuK-ni in cpilopr-y I 'I ho use of the new c Kclii.. .. indiculrs (hid the romliiyn is tiucl r<-)ili!il<«ra|>h has a V-o , """^ ' ' .• lo HIP (ie\cki|imciH <>t iibinirmi'.l 1 s'blc H study of tiw '"-.,;«..;..• in lUc traiu ulncli are;. ef various kinds o " OI -' a ' : aisooiatcrt with a dismvbnKcc 1"!"^ POrsons with ?P 1Ie ''J -- lh« normal clcctricu 1 activity of Ins which drugs are Hit- brain, it lias teen found, for exi'niplc. tluit (Mill (i! three (111- fcrent types cf epilepsy lias a (US' rhylhm In the brain and live In certain forms caw. Head Coulter News WaJll Ads. YOU BAB/es CAME /V SECOM& THAT KJEW BOARDER MUST HAVE SUBMARINED UP TH' DRAIM' pipe/ A-, - "SEA":S:34 ,, "»• •' --'''~ \ p, PRATTLE •'''•i?-' •Vi,V15 ^THE SATURDAY 6V A VOICE HURDLED B BY NEA SERVICE. INC.. T.M.BE^ y, g.r*T.Off. ^-"';

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