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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 1, 1938
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rAGE fotl (AMKJ COURffiK NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB OOURIEB NEWS ' THE COCRHR NEWS OO. a w. uraB, •ole Nations! Advertising RepraehUtlvee:. Atkiutt Dallies, IBS, NC» Yort, Chicago, Detroit. St. Louis, DilUu, KM*M COf, Itenphii. Published Evtry Afternoon Except Sunday Entered *s second C!«M meter «t the poet «ITtce at Blythevllle Arkansas, under act o! Congress, October 8, 1911. Served by the United Preai SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City ot BlythevUle, :5o per week, or €5c per month; By mall, within a radius of So mile*, 13.00 per year, $1.50 for six month*, 75c tor three months; by mall in postal ^me» two to elx, Inclusive, J6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight .tlO.OO per year, payable In advance. Ah, Driver, Spare Our Tender Nerves New York state has taken a happy fctep which oilier states will bo following one of these days—Ihc iiilvotlnc- lion of a bill to curb automobile horns. Anti-noise campaigns arc old stuff and they fit into a pattern for cities, but the iUitonipbile horn is ;w old raucous offender wherever the auto may be and as long as the motorist has strength to push the right, buUtm— long and hard. You walk along a city street and are .aware of a multitude of .sounds, accustomed sounds thai form a background for thoughts and' conversation —the whir of tires, the rattle of a cart, the cry of the newsboy, the bustle of unloading vans, the scrape of feel: on asphalt., Stepping through the farmer's barn lot (because no one ever walks country lanes any more) are the rural '"noises that pools have made idyllic— the moo of bossy, the crackle of corn between the teeth of enthusiastic shoals, the rustle of the elm tree by the fence, Ihc murmur of the creek back, of the barn. More'.'self-effacing noises, these." Thoy don't intrude, but fall forgetfully into the dim, unheeded corners of, the brain where noises should retreat. Enter the automobile horn. It is two-toned, half-toned, vile-toned, iitid bad-mannered. It^tjivlles, il screams, it rides rough-shod over meditation and conversation. It shatters nerves and- moods, roughens tempers, starts fights ami makes enemies. II breaks sleep, dreams and eardrums. The horn is necessary, you say, « necessary evil. Perhaps, although that's a grudging admission. But iij It necessary for the manufacturers ,lo build them so evilly iii- genius? So lhat by pressing a button Ihe driver looses a thousand green demons which stride your spine with stabbing steps, driving their trident- barbed spears into your-brain with gleeful gusto and a twist that, sends your brain fibers curling and writhing like a bucketful of blacksnakcs. This is a pious plea for moderation in motor horns, uniformity and soothing lones. Lel'them til inlo everyday life like the call of the traffic cop or the whippoorwill. Let them lilt or coo or caress, but don't let them quaver and bellow and screech. of Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers does not neceKKlly mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of interest in the subjects discussed. , MARCH -i. SIDEGLANCES By George Clark H Registration Takes the Place of Poll Taxes Tlic people of Arkansas arc going to vote next November on a constitutional amendment proposed by the legislature to abolish Ihc poll tax as a voting miallfleatlon In favor of a rcelstra- (lou system. Tlic (ax assessors would be ex- ofJIcIo registrars, and all adult residents dcslr- IHB to qualify us voters would Be required to register Ihcmselves, and re-register whenever they changed their places of residence. Tlic rcfilslrallon system as n basis for voting llsls is simple In principle. But experience In other slates lias demonstrated that in practice registration is open to as many evils anil abuses a.v the (roll tn.x system. Temie&scc for example has had serious registration scandnls. At the present lime Gov. Gordon Browning Is expected to Invoke against Shelby county nnd Memphis Ills new "registration purge" law empowering him to appoint compelehl persons lo Investigate registration lists and bring court proceedings lo cancel names "fraudulently or Illegally placed lliereoii," A measure pending In the Kentucky legislature Is called n "registration and purgation bill," but It Is denounced in Louisville as a "ripper" measure dial would destroy Louisville's own "model registration law." In describing the elaborate | machinery Ih'at has proved necessary lo make even a model law work, the Louisville Courier-Journal'srij's: * Louisville^ found It futile lo depend on challenges and nn aimual purgation to clear Ihc voting list of illegal. names. To keep up with tlic changes, telcpiibnc, gns and electric companies report their 'Installations dally lo the Registration Commission;' deaths are reported and all other means of'accurate Information arc employed. .The" registrations arc cancelled or cfiniigea r lF"lhe proper precinct- us HID reports arc received. The record Is checked up annually with Ihc censiia and challenges arc considered besides. '••.'• ; Who-would dp,the checking up in Aftcan'sns? Certainly the county assessors, aellhg as registrars, could not do It.\vlth their:present staffs. The kenlucky measlire, which seems destined to • pass over the 'opposition of Louisville, provides foi' the appointment by n slate Board of Registration of boards In each of Hie 120 counties. The'county boards 'would have authority to Investigate, registration books and retain or .strike names of voters In their own discretion, subject to appeal to the courts by n voter whose name had been removed frqrn the list. Bupnosc we had in Arkansas 76 county, boards to nay what names should be on the i'o)ls of qualified voters. "Along with Ihc •other difficulties of administration (lie cost of registration lias lo be considered. Tlic Kentucky measure authorizes an annual expenditure of. $3,793,270, which Ihe Fiscal (Quorum) Courts-of Ihc counties would have to provide. How much would a registration system cost m Arkansas, and where would the money come from? —Arkansas Gazette. Swing music, orchestra "jam sessions" and Ihe Big Apple arc responsible for Increasing use Of tin's weed (marijuana),—Joseph Bell, federal narcotics inspector, who believes swing "business" has some cftcct on .the nerves. * _ » : • Courting is natural. To regard 11 lightly is lo encourage an unwholesome aUllude toward forming of relations which should lead lo establishment of good homes.—Miss M. M. Uich- nrdson, West Texas Teachers College. OVTOUK WAY By Williams _' — •*** *• **«^t^^. Uff.uS.PAf ^ tt - • ~ 3-1 "Harvey says he doesn't wunt (o become an executive —I say he docs!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD M William Ferguson S4LUDA. NORTH CAROLINA, KEEPS ALIVE. IN HIS A FIRE THAT V i/AS STARTED BY HIS IT-HAS BURIED SINCE. ' COrR t9H BY NUStRVIC(.INC. IS THE LARGEST STATE EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI./ ALMOST a century and a half ago. In the mountains of North ; aroli!ia, John Morris kindled a fire in his hcanii. ami. .since lift.s were• hard to,start with flint and tinder, he.kept it burning. Sentiment . grew around the blaze, and each succeeding generation toofc over the task of keeping it alive. Bill "Old Bill," In whom the misu now reposes, is a bachelor and last of (be Morris Jinc. NEXT: What year wns Ihu biggcsl fur major league li:iscl>all ;l (- tcndancc? The Family Doctor t X. K«*. o. •. Put CMC. ' BATH TU& WITHOUT FEELIKl' TH' WATER, DO VOU 7 'WELL, I WAMT TO WHUT I'M 6OWNA HAWE TO SAM BEFORE I SAV IT-I'M WO FAST DOES TO STEAM '6N\ .OPEN -• WE HAVE TO TAKE \ ^ HOME JUST TH' SAME Aj^WMTTTT '! ! >,ti'-• .uv ;.", ^^Jikf»¥"--^C,'; '"• \ 3 . BOEM THIE1V VEACSTOQ SOOW, Science Has Yel to Deleimim: How Healthful Air Conditioning Mny Bt. (No. :ll»> BV<1»K. MOKKI.S Ftiilim.W Kditur. Journal r>t (hr American Association. ami >'tt[ Hjgcia, the Health Magazine Few inventions seem to promise more 'for 'the comfort, miri happiness ;of mankind than llio-- developed 1 fcr air concilUonin?. Air .is.the first. 1 need of i;;;uikind lor life. Control ct Ihc ;ur as ito its .temperature .onrt nmis'.iive c.»n prcvidc greater comfort and greater health for human bemg.s. Knsinecr.s have invented and inar.ulaclurcd ,l\c necessary devices for controlling .ho 'temperature and moisture ot the air in individual rooms, in great buildings, In factories, in trains and other conveyances. Whnt. we necri 1 to kmv: however, is whether or nol human liciii«.s are less healthful ' cr nvirr heiillhfut when they live in air roudilioncd roems. nud whether or nol the hv- malt beiiif; is harmed in any way by changing' from high temperatures lo low temperatures, Irani high humidity, to low humidity or vice versa. ^ When a lot of people got into n ; -~Tr-:_'. i wont, 'hey niter the jair in thai ~ ~—^-\ room. I'nrt of (he allc'r.itton lakes (•AST OP CHAIUCTgllS VOU.Y OH ELS BY, k« o ln», •traudfil In London ivitn ivur JUnitV WIUTPfiau. her,,, me Biinktu ivhn fives her Ibrouicli. '*•"= J<rlv,,l« r Vodrdnr: .Sltlrumljis ucfUKu Ihe •<iiTi!U, aortBln,; iirltluk vriurN, Tull>- »u>» "KOUI! illRlil" lo Jrriy. who In uu iviuvli. She la ttxrlul. CHAPTER XXIV QOOD weather held. Tho Gray Gull was cutting the deep green water of fhe Atlantic now as if she ruled it. Fear gave way to a feeling of well being, rasping whispers turned to shouts. The .sailors' sang chanteys as they climbed the shrouds and washed down Ihe deck. At night they tokl tales'of the seven seas, wonderful (o hear. A score of the crew claimed lo, he excellent gunners, and these men boasted of what they could do (o an English brig. They grumbled a good deal at their inactivity. "Bide yom- time!" Cabcll told them shortly. It was Jerry who was more explicit. Ho wlfs nol Ihe sort of officer who believed in hiding plans Iroin Ihe creiv. From experience nnd memory lie knew how sunn a course breeds uneasiness and discontent. Though sea- tnen are rather an insensitive lot, he knew they could develop the nerves of caged animals when kept in ignorance of what they were to iace. And s? he ex-plained plainly. "We'll hold the course we've '.alien and try lo cniei- Chesapeake Bay. We'll run up the Potomac it possible. Then Captain Banks will go into Washington and get our Orders in Council from President Madison. Without our papers, we're floating deadwood. With them, we can go after English merchantmen and keep the booty. There'll be an honest division of booty, you understand. When we harass the enemy for our country, \ve benefit ourselves." As a matter oi iact, Jerry gave lilllc thought at this singe of. the fame io booty, yet he knew the part thai prize money would play with a crew; it would be the means o£ paying them and at goading them on to a valor that patriotism could not always inspire. This -was the privateer officer's code, and Jerry was too honest to gloss it over with a shining idealism. In time, he wondered, would lie too be thinking only of the prize dollars n cap- lured ship full of iea and silk would yield? The thought disturbed and saddened him. pOLLY kept much to her cabin, but when Jerry permitted it she would go on deck with him or with Cabcll and watch what wcnl oii (here. The sailors were respectful and agreeable to her and seemed to attach no omen of ill luck to her presence on the ship. When she wondered at this, Cabell explained il. "I weeded out the superstitious ones to save trouble later on. Every time I interviewed a sailor I said, 'My first mate's taking his wife, this crossing. Furthermore, iveVe got a black cat in the galley.' Only one man refused fo come aboard and he was a Portuguese." Polly laughed at sharing status with the black galley cat. "it's a fine voyage," she told Cabell. "I'm nol afraid of. anything any more, now that we're getting close lo home." Cabell Banks made no answer. His own apprehension, like Jerry's, was growing.keen again. It was time to cross paths with some British merchantmen coming up from Jamaica. The Caribbean was a nesl for war sloops also; these, they reasonably suspected, were being sent north to close American perls. That evening well after sunset Ihe two lookouts riding at the masthead yelled down in unison, "Sail, ho!" "Where away?" the cry went up. And the answer: "To larboard!" Jerry climbed the shrouds with his binoculars. He could, by that lime, make out two sails, then Ihree, then four, then "God knows how many more!" His voice held a sort ot awe. He climbed down to the deck. "It's a convoy," he said to Cabell and the gaping crew. "Merchantmen, from the looks of them." Cabell climbed to have a look. "They're bearing down on us fast," he called, "and there's a war schooner herding them!" "We'll run for il," Jerry decided aloud. And to the bosun: "Pipe all hands!" Suddenly he remembered that Cabell Banks stood beside him, and Cabell Banks was the captain oi the Gray Gull. "I beg your pardon!" he said in contusion. "It's all right," Cabell replied when the whistle had ceased shrilling. "In danger 1 let the best man lake over.". . . Or shall we try it together? . . . Take the wheel. J'U climb for another look." * * * , :.__ AS Jerry turned he'sa'w'-polly standing, wide-eyed' near ;> companion ladder. "Go ; Delow'ahd slay there!" he shouted at her. She would not have dared dis- obey, for Jerry Whit field seemed suddenly a stern stranger to her. They manned the sweeps then and wore ship; and when proper sail had been crowded on undei- Jerry's shouted directions, thu Gray Gull fell away from the convoy and ran frantically north. The convoy ships kept to iheii- course, but the big warship, as iC out oJ sheer deviltry, gave chase. It was like an angry hen that would punish a sparrow for looking at her chicks. Jerry at the wheel laughed and bared his teeth. Cabell, clinging to the ropes above, laughed jf<WL and gave news of the frig?"' progress. "If qight falls si enough we'll lose her!" he shouted. The Gray Gull seemed to be panting before the great spread wings (hat pursued her. Under Ihose menacing wings (here would be two decks pierced with long guns, Cabell calculated, and ;i crew of 400 men. There would he officers in gold braid, important young midshipmen, surgeons (6 dress wounds, carpenters to repair: damage to masts and hull. . Jerry Whitfleld too was seein.; those things as he carried tfe Gray Gull before the sloop of war; was. seeing, as well, the gratings where a man could he tied and lashed at a capfain's whim. Under 1 his wind-whipped sea-coat his scarred back crept in a sort ot angry -frenzy Awhile his thoughts seethed like the foam that spread from their prow. "I'm like a drunken Inan,? he thought, and was suddenly ashamed, There came lo him-;« saying of his little New England mother's: "No man does his best when the devil's stirring him." With a super effort of will Jemr laid his devil. He who was (free 1 under God's sky should not like a man'in a dungeon. Perfiap 1 no one should hate, anything—not even British naval officers'. As ho accepted this great trufli and let it wash over him like a wave he saw his hands grow steady on the wheel. His body relaxed and lie felt an inrush ot strength. It'was an "experience,*' and he could not account for il. II was his own, never to be shared. AVhai night was almost fallen, and one bright star stood in the northeast, the'menadng sails were no longer to be seen. JerYy arid Cabell held council and there waa jubilaiion aboard the Gray Gull. They wore ship again and sailed southwest, for (hey were a little off their course. ... Jerry wondered if Polly was frightened. She h£fl been at the back of his mimT'all the while, as is a preciov<s burden one must carry safely home. He hoped she had kept the little : dog beside heri for cheer. (To Be Continued)' Society Luxora — Personal ! incut, of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mis, A. J. Lyncli, of Fjint, Mich., on Friday, Febriiary 25. Mrs. Lynch will be remembered as Miss Meridilli Graham. Mr. and Mrs. Hays Gowan and daughter. Sue, of Memphis, spent Sunday with Mrs. Gowan's mother, Mrs. Sue. Brown, and brother, . Miss Dixie Howard of Memphis spent the week-end with her par- Jack Brown, cnls, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Howard.] Mrs. John Thweatt -went to Chnrlcs Thweatt has moved to I Memphis Monday night to meet Chattanooga, Tenn'. " ichoolmalc of Northwestern Un- Holl Hale, of Crawlordsvillc. is spending several days in Luxova ivcrsily. Miss Gladys Hcrzbcrg, of Chicago, who is on a Southern attending to business. tour which will continue inlo Cen- Mrs. Delia Sparm and Miss Urn I America, and points in South Florence returned home Monday) America, Mrs. Thw.ealt was ac- froai a two and a half months companicd by Mr. Thweatt. visit with their sister, Mrs. Elmorc] Mrs. Joe Hires, "Mrs. Sam Bowcn, Campbell, and family, of SI. Louis. | Mrs. Charlie Mifflln, Mrs. J. Ivan Mr. and Mrs. William Elias and ilaughter. Sylvia, visited Mr. Elins 1 parents in Cairo. 111.. Sunday. Mrs. Chnrlcs Scott, of Memphis. Is .spending several day.s this week with her sisters, Mrs. Waller Dcn- Miftlln, Mrs. Lillian Frecar. and Mrs. C. B. Wood attended the benefit, party Tuesday afternoon in Blytheville sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for Ihc U. D. G. Memorial roorn ton and Mrs. William Thweall. at the Blytheville hospital. Friends have received announce- Mr. and Mrs. CharJcs Thweatt announce the birth ot a dtuight<' on February 26. riie baby wclghc nine pounds and has been name Eleanor Elizabeth. Read Courier News Want Ads, Announcements Hie Courier News lias been au thorized to r.iake formal annouhc< ment of the following candldatt for public office, subject to to Democratic primary , August 9. For County Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES for Sheriff ana Collector . HALE JACKSON County Court Clerk T. W. POTTER • For County Tax Assessor W. W. (BUDDYl WAT BRYANT STEWART. For County and Probate DOYLE HENDERSON For Circuit Court Clerk HABVEY MORRIS For City Clerk MISS RUTH BLYTHB OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hooplej lo worry about. Ihc amount of oxygen in ii room, The leakage of ah through Ihc cracks around windows ami dcov.s is usually .sufficient to maintain enough oxygen in the room fcr the people who occupy it. JSost important from the point ot view ot comforl is the umcrial that come:; from breath, sweat nnd gaf?;> Iroin the intestines anel.stom- ach and similar materials. When people arc especially se;v,i- tive to body odors, they may have headache, nausea or toss of appetite en coming into a stuffy room. Every room ought lo have enough fresh ah- at ail time;, lo prevent the accumulation of objectionable bc:ly odors. 'Hie most, important change in the air of an occupied and ucll ventilated room is an increase in Ihc temperature and humidity caused by the hc;>l nnd moisture given oil from the skin and lungs of Ihc people in (lie voom. The chief purpose of air condi- J Honing is Lo lower the temperature ai:d the humidity' to points ntwliteh huiunn beings are comforlablc. In cold weather we merely open Ihc t windows .TIKI let. in some cold ont- | door uir. in warm'weather, liow- plsK'o from Ihc tad dial they brrallic in nir niyj brwtlio out. car- j cvcv . it. is necc^ary to ocol the siir IH>H dioxide and olli-r mall-rials., i u t u,,- mnu . mtl c ,,i down the , rhc Mir is also modified by the ra^t lhat (lit human bcins or the body of any living anlnint i:, constantly decomposing ,-iiul jjiviik; olf iiiiifci.'- . ials. Finally, the clothing worn by human l)cln?!> in u VCDUI iiv.iy nfltct the air In Ihc room. amc-unl ol moisture tomato. B.iy;, oi the wMk arc after crle.stial bodies and clcmente.. in Jnnan; Sun. Sunday; moon MinHhiy: lire. Tuesday: water, , . . . Wednc'Mlay; wood. Thursday; l»'-l- lu most places il is not necessary ai, Friday, and earth, Saturday. THfMK 1 SYMPTOMS OF A CEKTAIK1 OF ABERRATION ~IHAT OFTEM ATTACKS MEM OF MENTAL AMD PHVS/CAL IWACTIVnV~~ JM TfAAET "THEY SUFFER FROM HALLUCIMATIOMS PURSUIWQ THEM TMEM AGAIM ."THEY HEAR VOICES' PROFESSOR, MS' IS THAT OF A GEWTLEAAAW OP LEISURE "-MAR-R- THE MOOPLE FORTUNE, ACQUIRE!? FROM SALE OF A MILUOM-AORE SMEEP RAMCM, THE LAPS3EST AUSTRALIA, LEFT ME WITH AMPLE MEAMS ' WORK OM HIM HE'LL GO 70 WORK f

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