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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 16, 1934
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. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COUJUKl NEWS CO., PUBU8BBB* O. R. BABCOOK, WtOT ' a. W, HAINES, Bole N»tku»l AdrertUlng R«prmnt*Um: ' Arluubu* DtUlea, Inc., New Yort, Ohl««fo, Detroit Ot Louta, DallBi, Kanou Oibr, Uttt* Bock. futlhhtd Ererv Atttmoon Bieept Mcond class matter it 'M post offlcf at BlythevllJe, Arkansas, under act of CongrcM Oe?.-~ tober 9, 1917. Served by tne united Preaa. SUBSCRIPTION SATSS By carrier ro tho City or aytlwrUle, lie per Keek or «6JO per ycsr In adranee. By mail a-Uhln a radius ot GO mile*, W.OO per year, (1.50 for six months. 86c for three moQttu; by mall lh postal zones two to six, Inclusive, K.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Society Nou) Qjjers a Neu) Freedom A guiillcniiin we know set out lo leach his small tliiughter .something about the .stars the other night. He pointed out this ojje and thnt one, and then fried to show her whom tho nig Dipper was. S!ie had (rouble in seeing it—and presently the senlleman discovered, to his iimaxumcnt, that the youngster never in her life had seen n dipper and didn't even know what one was. To a member of the older generation, this looks like a very will lack of knowledge. The old familiar dipper, • that always hung in the kitchen where yon could dip il in (lie water bucket for a drink, or in the stove's lioi-water reservoir for .'lish water, was a.s famih'ar a part of h'oi|schold cijiiipment as the living room lamp or the bedroom washslamj, ; . •. A child of our generation' could as easily have been ignorant of the appearance of a. knife and fork as of a dipper. But tilings are different now, ' and the gentleman who made this little discovery felt that the change was somehow symbolic. » » » In the old day the 1 . .got his water supply by the simple process of digging a well—or, possibly, going to the town; aumi)—hanlin/r up n bn'cket and putting- it on the kildiMi table. A well, a bucket, a piece of rope, anil a dipper—Unit was id! there was to it. Nowadays the process is bo Hi simpler and more complex. It's simpler, in that all he does is turn on a faucet and let the water run out of its own accord. It's more complex in-that the faucet won't work unless behind it there is an intricate framework of reservoirs, pumping stations, aqueducts, filtering plants, bond W.SIHJ.S, tax bills and the lil;e. • • . The citizen, in other words, has gained simplicity at tile cost of great complexity. He needs to expend ojily an infinitesimal amount of energy to get what he needs; but lit- needs, at the same time, to be a member of a society which is very closely integrated, a society disciplined and cohesive, in which co-operative effort for the OUT OUK WAY COUK1EU NEWS common gootl is a neco.ssity which never is forgotten. By becoming ;i nu'inber of such society, he forfeits a measure of his individual freedom. Yet it is futile for him lo want to gu buck. The dippcr-und-cistcrn days arc- as irretrievable as the jilat'ijcoiicli era. And even if (he dlizon could exchange what lie now has for those old diiys of "freedom," it would be a bad bargain. We have to linil our freedom today through co-operation am! not through individual achievement. Il is there, all right, if we go after it right; and it eventually will prove mora solid and lasting than the freedom of the old era of simplicity. Gallon. The Submerged Fourth Observers of such thing.-, tnvc recently remarked ujxjii ths Inrijc percci'.ME'- of the rural iwpnlallon, while nnd b!nc!;. in fie South which has been on Ihc relief rolls during the past year. And this has brought lo public notice Ihc fact thai about one-fourth of the population i of the ten cotton .slates Is made up ol sliarc-lcnanis nnd crep^is. most ot whom live at n very low standard, even In times of pros- Parity. The jwrcenkigc of sharc-tenantf and croppers Is not quite thai high In Texas, tiwt the population, white nnd black, in rural Texas that lives at n low standard com^ very close to being one-fourth. And tnkiug the colWn slates as a whole, the population v:o;ilrl be even higher thun that. It is fully recognized by southern leaders Uiat Iti2 problem of cotton tiiiantry is undoubtedly our chief problem. The crop hcn- syslcm. of which tenantry :ind cropping are the most proml;ieni aspccls is not a good system for' anybody conccni'.-d in it. Ttie landlord Is its victim no less th-'.n the tenant, for it L-i a ivaslefiil syslwii, dm'niclive of cnp- lial unil iuerl In pjlalion lo pro- grrss. The prontnblc and clllcioni producunn of cotlon in Ihe-future is jolng to require mollification o_f this system, if nclhing else requires' it. - . But aside from this, the .submerged fourth of the population of the soulh presents an obstacle to economic, anil serial progress which must be dealt with effectively it iccovery is to be followed by any hojjc of genuine improvement of social nnd economic contlSilons in the south. No region with so laitc a part of lU riopulalton living so near the level of bnre SUD- sislence can Hl'.aln lo a high degree of permanent prosperity nnd wcll-BeiiiL'. So long as this condtllon csirts, the south will continue to be backward In <r,cry respect, economically, socially, educationally, culturally. And the cotton stales are at the very bottom of the list in ilicsc respects. —The Texas Weekly. mwm If I play a concerto, it must IMIVC IU> Iraine- work. like n picture. —Jose Itnrbi, faniuus pianist. * * » Love in (lie movies now is sweet, and simple. Not that love Is simple—bul you know what I mean. — Claire Trevor, movie nclress. » • * European royalty cannot be clffsc;! as Ucing more fascinating than American men. —"Princess" Barbara Hutton Mdivanl. , » * » We must recognize the fact tint in America today our fundamental problems are human and that our monetary ones arc hut by-products, after all. • — MaJ. Gen. George V. li. Mosclcy, commander of tiis Fifth Corps Aica. TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 1934 By Williami WONDER WHY 10 SOME FELLERS WANT TO HA-NT^ fflf R c PER fH l LAMPS. SAME REASON SOME FELLERS NEVER WANTED A DRINK TEL. THER WASN'T S'POSED TO BE ANY. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark \ ... \ CHURCH EXCUSES By Gco. W. "You don't really netd people it' you have othi'r interests." One American in Thousand Is Addicted to Narcotics BV IJK. MOKRrS FrSHBKIX , of cure. Once -, ii<-.-.-=oi> has become Idilor, Journal of the American, :icl(Ilcteri to .some 'I these drugs. Association, and <if Hygela, the Health Magazine One of every IOTO persons in the United S-.ates is a victim ul orug addiction, am; there arc fmir .Imcs as nmny ' cases of addiction imong men as women. Moreover, there is much more ot this condition In tlie large cities .ban in Uiu country districts. The drugs, or narcotics, include 'ot only opium and cocaine, nnd their derivatives, hist alcohol and tobacco as well. The "populariiy" if each drug seems to vary among the different countries. For instance, in Egypt and Itie. Fin- Easl, there is much addiction he can lake mimrii'? doses \vhtch ivould kill an oni'jian' man; he i eveloiis wlial is ceiled a tolerance lo the. drug. This tolerance so-ins to be assa- ciated in some manner with a change in the eel:.* of (he tody fiid imiiculaily ' changes in certain glands. When the pcrsor. is taken suddenly on the dni'j he suffers unusual symptoms. !'oi this reason control ot the condition and at- lempls lo cure [lu^t 1 who are lul- dictctl are exccfdii-fly difficult. to hashish or hcnnp. or to thc-U 1011 is '"cntnl ami iha^ tome kind . In of treatment ol th" mir.rt is nrces- 1 authorities nciee that ttie niosi nrucotic artchc- kind drug called cniim-bis Indica. I . some places Ihere is more addle- 1 Ea|1 >' lo bring about permanent rs- tion -to cocaine than to opium. 1 covery. In ihc United States the „..„ cr.llcd heroin is so well controlled tral heroin addict ion is not so serious a problem, whereas in foreign countries it may be tho most serious of all. In Egypt, there arc addictions to this drug among children 15 years of nge and among old people over 05. Ami it is found among all classes o[ people. Practically all U'.I-BC (truss are used la medicine and the amount of addiction Is deli.: mined in some . cases by finding rut much more of the drug ir. produced than actually is used in medical care. For years there has hccu a great deal or research on the nature ol addiction, with a ucw to its pre- v»ntlon and to finding out methods ANNOUNCEMENTS The Courier Ncv\s has been au- Ihori/ed to announce the follon-lng n." cnndidatcs for Di.blic oflice, sub- Jccl to the Democratic primary next August: For Member of C'um;rcss CLINTON L. CALDWELt, For County Tieasurrr JOE S. Dll.LAHUNIY For Circuit Court tlrtk HUGH CRAIG For County Court (lr r k I FRED FLEEMAX . I For Rc-Electlon for 2nd -[-erm For Asstbsur R. L. (BILLY: OAI.Nf.s G. C. (IKE) HUDSON after Ihe drug has been withdrawn completely from Ihe p.alicnt. Obviously, then. H is exceedingly important lo disco-.vr Ihe reason lor which the patient first began taking the nuularly. Some- . limes this is for relief from pain, bul in many inor? instances it is t'or relief from son'.:- mental strain or in relationship ti some maladjustment in manint;e or sex life. Next, it is important, to know whether tlic patio 1 .'.', continued lo l»ke the drug of l!i« own volition, or wnethsr he was introduced gradually and perhaps s cm i- conscious ly mtc its regular u'-c Tliere are .some itdicts who take drugs regularly simply becnuse they never have a feeling of well- r-ping without the diiif. Of this type particularly aiv older pcojde \vlio musl take certnin amoitnls of alcohol regularly, -.r younger people under a slrain. uho find Ihcm- ce!ves unable to b'.-ar Hie burdens Dial are upon Lhe.ii. Tlirrc arc other people who arc sensation hungry who take the drugs in search cf thrills which otherwise seem to le lacking from their cnviionmcni / The kind nf mental treatment ^ivcn to these people depends on Hie mechanism of their intrcxluc- I'on to the drug i:;d the reasons (or its continued i:te. Final control of '-.;c addiction depends on continuous education ol the reason and o: the will. FOR CITV OFFICE Election Tuesday. Apri: 3. For City clerk S. C. CRAIG ItiKECiHEKK Footprint -j! Ttmc BARTON. Vl. iUP) _p. \V. D.-i:no:i ivas oloarji r tlie ledges at Ihc Crystal La!:i- i-.anite quarrl.X-, when he discovcrca boneatii two icet ot earth that had not been leinovrd for --ceiitiTips. a granite boidcr with a human foot print an inch deep in :lv.- surface. 1778-- Frar-re nizes of Jim—that's my husband—says he once lieaid of a man that always settled his most difficult problems by saying, "Let by-gones he bygones." if we could only get the minister of our church In exactly that frame of mind, we should have no trouble in getting him to accept our church letters though they arc many years old. Of course, we both realize no*- that when we were ready to move here, we should have demanded our letters from (he home church and just, as soon as we were settled here gone, right Into the church, never would have thought that • could have as much trouble and notoriety over so small a thing us a church letter. I still feel like it would l>e just as well to forget about the letters and start going to church and get vc- iglon again or over. It might he better, as no doubt, it is quite different now to what it was years gone by when we both got. 'ours. At least, It seems a lot easier to live with than when we got ours. A lot of people get it and go right on, never giving it a thought. At least, it looks that way to Jim —that's my husband—and I, aiid I've heard others say the same thing. (Copyrighted.) Not a "Kish" Story IONIA. Mich. (UP)—Donald and Harold Martin. wl:o set a trap to catch a miiskrat, caught a four- pound carp instead. The fish's tail was held securely in the jaws of Ihe steel trap, which 'end been set in a small pool leading to a creek. CLWOUS THE VAST UNEXPLORED AT THE SOUTH POLE, IS 6ELIEVHD TO BE./teOur THE SIZE OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO COM6INED / WHEN FOOD 15 SCARCE IN THE EARLY SPRINGTIME. ROBINS FREQUENTLY BECOME. /NTOX/CATED FROM EATING FROZEN FEKMENTED APPLES' .. AFTER HEN EGGS HAVE BEEN INCUBATED FOUR OfeS, THEY ARE EXAMINED AND THE UNFERTILE ONES ARE SENT TO MARKET. 'iJkf-^ ^ Ktil ' is" srifl"ilVe"'l'a>»est S "eogr^?c^ t rnystei-y en the sunaj of Ihe earth. Geographers are not certain that it is one large co tinent. It may bq made up of smaller islands. Many uf iis secrets w yield to the ever challenging explorer, but .it is prr>bat!e the Antarctl will still be a land of mystery a hundred' years trc-m now Jtc MABEL McELLfQTT III-:CI.Y nr:iiE ' : .\'' SY MO in: 1.1, nn d TOM MK.IVKIt lire imirrltil the »,»; ilsiy n» l.ll.A IIOTAI.ING nnd l>|:iU:iv III.1SS. l.iln CMICCI. lu Uvc In luxury, untie Gyiisj- In- li-njn lo KO on «lih her Job, u-:ii'Iilnc In rt Htttlrmcnl jchool. On ihc flm nluM G?|i*y and Tuni KiiruJ In thrir Nf\v York • lini-lnipnl VKKA Kit AY. nn old friend or 'fitm-n. terrjijtunr*. J.nter * crn mil* niul fthe and Gypsy dli- Jiko fnch oilier. Week* Inter l.irn nnd DtTcfc rc- tnrn frum thHr l:iiri>i>cnn honL-y- Miniin. I.ll.i luvlu-s the \Venvcr> in tUnnur, Arming the cucxl* Is Mini ojici- asl;ed Cyimy to mnrry lilm. He xhiMvrr* her Milh nllen- ilun* u]m-[i .she .ii-rrrls lier:iu*e «ht- i» jrnli.u* of Tinir* interest In HILDA III..\\01IAIUI. After tnc imrty Tnni and Hypny «:}-|>iy» |i:irents. nnd Slill CAXA- %.».V. nn nlil frlonil of f.v,,«,-.. <;ill,S()\. ^ »i)U»m, NOW CO ON WITH Till: STOIIY CH.AI'TKII .XI r pHK slrcels were full ct scurrying crowds. Already, although I* was early afternoon, tlie lamps were lighted, moons glowing in a blue dusk. All along the avenue three lamps made a ch.iin and people, hurrying past through the snow, scuffled on without noticing. The shop windows were gay with linscl anil ribboned hoses and t'lit- lerins Ihiug-i to eat and lo wear. The (rouble was, Tom Weaver wanted uono of Ihese. He wandered alons, willi his coat collar up. blaring and puzzling about what to get Gypsy. Kho should have (he thought) that delicious silvery squirrel coat ii; the corner shop. She should have a glitterini; Etriiiq: of real Jewels to adorn her prclly threat. And he sroancd to himself for n sluuid fool Iwcause he couhl not buy her these things. Christmas! Oh, it would IK a E'ovious thins i[ a man couhl 30 out with his bund In his rocket a:ul buy what he saw—this and this and this—without ever ashing the cost or comillvi; it afterward! Only the trouble was. sonio ot 113 have to consider the landlord and the Krocer and the tailor. 1 \\Vd love to mnke a grand gesture, Tom told himself, only we're worms and 'va.ue shires and we haven't brains •J.'imisli to corral enough money to do it. So he trudged .ilo;ir. slarim; uiimdiiy into dm this window and Ihen that one. Christmas was only four days away and still he had iiothln; for Gypsy. Ten dollars— fifteen—twenty—Hint was the veri- most he could si>end. At last he bought her a hottlc of sconl—mimosa, il wns—;iud a hf.'ok the had Iweij wnntin^ ;tmi a Ii:iir of gloves, long, sleek, white one*. Christmas morning ho would dd roses and hsr favorite ramlv. >SY found herself babbling to him of. all sorts of things. The wai(re.« fluttered over, removing his order lo her table,' and they settled cozily down to a talk. He was tuave. he was nolibhcd, thought Gypsy, and yel you felt he really cared what hapnened lo you —to .ill his friends. She (old him ahont her atlcrnoun. How Tom would have hated lo hear her! Bul indeed there was nothing difloy;il in her roiiversalion. It was just an innocent oiiluouring. I'l-csciilly Marko k,,ew every- 'I'K. Almit Toms ,,it. and ihc watch sho wanted lo S ci him. hut coiihln't, and the apartment and all the rest. dear child . . .'• i lis cvcs were almost suffused. That was one eniiiari-.-is.On- tliins aboiii Marko lie wept easily. "My dear child, you' rc.ilfy niu.-it lei rue help you " All at,nice she rc.ili ? .cd'wi : at slie IIi!£ he was slill dissatisfied III? I fun v«.,"',," "?'.?' lovc ''' It3 mood of discouragement l,u,, s o^r | '"v» I, ™ n "*W- Jv"", ***, I hi.,.. It was a half day at the lieV.e! «,- inv^n" I \ T "' oHic?. lie had nothing fur;! to • liui th.-,; waslhn w ! " 1 >' t . lll »E(in and (Jypty herself was shoppiur. ! l) ;i h!iic r u c - ,.- bcias a Jlr.l he was not conscious ot the ' warned her i " or lw<1 allva - V5 C'inlstmas spirit, lie was disgusted -.Vi... no" wlih lilnuelf for not being n cap. i hand -::>w ] platinum watches. He carried his father's heavy old one and it stuck when you tried to open it. She wanted to buy him an opulent blue sattn dressing gown, so that ne might look like a second-act hero. She wanted to buy him a top hat, because he would look iso;!weU. In one, and Derek •Bliss owned one. But how? After a while she got dreadfully tired. During the early part of the afternoon fha crowds had given her a sense of mild exhilaration. But now that feeling had dwindled and she was conscious mainly of an acho in her shoulder and of Immense fatigue. You were pulled this way and that. You never knew which way you wore .going. Tlie crowd sucked, you in a'nd drew you along like the tidu. Somehow she found herself In a little corner B«-<?et-shop. it was more eipensiTe than those she usually patronized but she was actually too tired to go any farther at the moment. She looked down at the menu in its silver holder. Tea and toast would restore her feeling of galety. Sho s=at hack, giving her order, and glanced about her. Quite without warning, her eyes met those of the. man at the next table. He had risen ... he was . now lie was coming toward her. "Marko!" Gypsy murmured. And indeed he was the last person on earlh yon would have expected lo find here! Marko's manner with her was perfect. No hint, now, of the discarded gallant. No, he was almost fatherly. How was she—and that handsome husband of hers? , , i '""'" went l.^lyo,, X, 'for C^uf na^ j nr^^ the twins. Sl.o l,:.d a ri I bitten „„ Vi ,- " iil rf.fc crept! kimuna for <.,ll t ,l .., mc ') ,. Hut Tom? lie war- last on|l,,,=, ,'" " bcr list, because eldest ami best I Ma^,, loved, lie ncodr-1 - ol,. rvc.y. j *,!,! , H ' 'ike yo,, hasn't ""'" , , "" ' n i ^ L .**« " lwie rc ' cs ". '" '° C1onvi " 1cc w '» »h« tiling! K.i:-k.i and lies iiml shins '. w.nnrn ir>luir't',, ..,,, VM " r '"' fit glijvcs. Hut what prosaic : him! N:iiin,,i|y u,^ w .," w 'j " I linr,:;-. thwislit (;>•!!.->•. liii:noi-.nsly. j had ihiiiiKht Mic mr',,,, 'i^r ,'hcc''s to rut un the altar of the loved -urn-nod nt t!, e t| lollsh , >• "«•"», D ''f.', . I „ '' Sho ''" i£llci1 "" '«<*' and Marko Mut BUS wanted, really, was m :..;i-J (or II. Hj a [ ur rollarrd -mi tur hire •/!• i>t IhOJS ws;fi:-.-th!>e''tis fipi>n«ir ? SC fi »,,, '^ V..J look a Ijtlle tike a corpulent singer. Gypsy was conscious .< beads laming to watch then (hey left tit ehop. She was j as \ about to give htm h«r hand in n'art Ing when a great car illd up r r(m no where and a uniformed E>ai| bold open the door. "Nonsense, my. dear, I'm drop ping you wherever you want to go.'l Marko handed her in, aiid a fur rud was wrapped around her wet loshcs. The door shut noisclcsslj and the motor slid forward. Murki] held a lighter to his cigarct. "Look here," he said, exhalin slowly. "I've an idea for you n earn some extra money. You ha Saturdays, haven't you? Ah. thcnl you remember liyw you ailmlreil my library. It's- sadly in need ofl cataloguing. Something I've never] got around to. You could do itj for me." * « * QYPSY'S eyes were round with! pleasure and excitement. Tlii was something else again. Tahiti help from Marko was, of cours< quite out of the question. Ho mus understand, once and for all, thit she. wasn't in the class with tin pretty ladies who "worked him" for| the sweets of life. Hut if she could do some real work- for him, work that reeded lo be done, that was another matter. "I— you're terribly nice to think of it." she murmured. The details were nrniused. Marko was most husinesslike abo'it it all. No one in his senses, tlnu;it Gypsy with pride, could have silt- pected-him of an tinn-orlliy motivi. His man would be there to rccciia her, everything would he ready. This was what 1 .' The twenty-first? ^VelJ, she could slart work the following week, if she liked. "And, of course. I ahull give you an advance." llarko smiled. Vypsy protested, tint lo no avail. A banknote was pressed into her reluctant palm. Murt;o bad given her address lo the chaufic!;r through (he speaking tulie. Imt shs had scarcely noticed that they were drawing up before bcr own rtoor. "Saturday, then!" Marko handed her nut as though she were a princess. Gypsy turned and waved guadhy. Then she sped like a:, avrov: through the Hying snowllaii'.-i iaio the lohby. Surely that was Tuai's tall figure she had seen, just • ing the corner. She was conscious :j of heightened color and i; heartbeat. She told horjclf t!i:-: Tom ncctlu't know about her PV.I. with Marko just now — he mi;:!;-. not like il, and Ihcrc was no ;:;d (inarrcling about il. The hallhny held the clcvjtor door wide and (lypsy slip;i-rl -vl;;i- in. aluffiug Ihc hill into her purse. ] She had t-carcely done s-o h;.'o;-e !i' Tom Ftrorle through the lobiiy. "Here comes Mis:' Weaver," ib: l.'oy grinned, (Jyptj- w.r; tciTih:/ ncrvouF. Had Tom srca her enter? His look of plcasjd tiirprit-c aaJ his srcctins dispelled the suspicion. Tbc words were 0:1 the lip of her tongue. "1 just ran Into Marko llroaghlrm . - ." Hut. she fought them back. Knaie- Ibiup warned her this was not a prontlious lime lo tell hi:". T!.o banknote burned. It rccntcd '« ?.;.-. through the thin lining of :. C ; pune. Oil, sho wouM buy Tom ij n platinum witch. .She ivouM Slvn him a really nice Chris tin; 3 present. Because she had taken a !i;ht. nine glance at the note jus; l<;(o:9 Toaj entered. It was a ?;•> bill, .(To Be Continued)

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