The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 16, 1936 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 16, 1936
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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1936 BLYTIIEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB REPTILE LIBS' 'Milking D a Diamond-Back Lcclic Solemnly Swears Protection for Snakes as Friends of Mankind Is Theme of Exposition By WAl.Tl-ll C. 1'AKKK.S NEA Service SlafT (.'orrespomleiii MEW YOnK. — ThoiiEamls ct New Yorkers seeing flying snakes, a I'.vo headed turtle' and pink lizards these days. No, noth- Ir;; lo do with potent repeal brews. Tile [dr-mlnded snftke and 2CCG other reptiles lire exhibits in Die first. International Snake E :position being held here under th 1 .' direction cf the Slalen Island X,o> logk'u! Society. Eighty snake fanciers from nnny states are represented. And there arc- sjJe: p i- mensfrom the London ?,op, Pniia- ina, awl Hie Malay Peninsula to l!lvc the tiliow an international aspect. The purpose cf Ihte exposition, the first of its kind, is lo educate the public to the economic value of the .snake as an aid to agriculture and to ils importance in medical research, said Dr. Cur- cl Stryker. director of the now Htateu Island Zoo. Indeed. Hie first object to cntrii the visitor's eye is a huge banner admonishing in red letters two} feet high: "DON'T KILL) SNAKES." They are "farmer ' friends" without whose aid in liquidating such fast-breeding ptsis as field mice, rabbits and iusias the growing of food plants would be difficult, say the snake-minded scientists. Dr. Stryker would like to see an end to the incliscrimin' ate killing of snakes because oH of hundreds of species only a dM- en or so are venomous. What's Home Without Snakes Concerning snakes a s | ets there's some as likes 'em and sonic • as don't. One who docs is Mi Eugenia' S. Siiorrock, Director of the Boston Aqnarunn Society and nn amateur herpetologist of uote. She likes them so mrch lhal she has given up a whole room of her Dorchester home to her collection. One of her pet-s, a six-foot iiuop snake, actually has the run of the house, but not with her approval. He escaped when she was packing her exhibit last year and made his way behind the plaster of the walls. Although lie is heard scraping about from time to titne, his mistress has not seen him since. One of the pink lizards thnt visitors admire is Mrs. Shorrccl prettily patterned gila monster. But the gila's Is a fatal beauty. This reptile is poisonous. Mrs. Shcrrock says lie's really very docile, and she demonstrates by ncnchr.Ianlty lifting him out of his cage. It's a good trick, bill she admits that yon have to know how to do it. She makes the .gila earn his keep as a watchman, too. She deposits her handbag in his glass cage, and any city slicker purse-snatcher ts welcome to try to get it. Ccnccal Their AtTection Mrs. Shot-reck, says that snakes are seldom demonstratively affectionate like cats or dogs. In fact the only emotional response she ever had from a reptile came Ross Allen, FlorlcU snake expert, demonstrates hcnv a deadly aia- When Addis Ababa Fell numti-backetl ity brt'cJ.s nuitloii is s:'i v n in Use 1 ciur which he Like. 1 ; :igainst y a flying tiro]) or the poison in his cy<-s. the show. His rash cnpltnl u'li:; Kfi cents. UP Hiirvlvcti tlu? vtcls- sitrilu.s c:f cratt-L'oimtry lifting to nrm'e in time for iht 1 second (toy cf the shou 1 . He- a bit julltily. though, thai ho onoi 1 yrc-u r so hungry on the trip UnU hatt to fovytn 'rcjJllHnti .soft- trdtK'.ss Icnjf i-ncn^h to kill ami I'lU n uiltli-r. Like a miniature of one of AHey Ccp's prehistoric pets is this staly alligator legu being |:o:;od for the camera by Mrs. Enyciiia S, Rhoi 1 rock, director of the Boston Aquaru-m Society ami noted Icc- t ti re r on h erpetolc^ Ira 1 .s ufc j ?c t.s. Facts About Arkansas ihmvn tnkhti; Ihe oalli at Union lioiiiv at I2:-I:> o'ckiek Tuesday afternoon, (.inventor Richard W. l.nlii' became Loulsluim's dili'i ci'.tive Ijflorc a i-hi-orliiB crowd ol -|t).m,o prisons. A cutli'ist: cla.s^mali-, Jiril,;e Au'hlc.- 'I', liljjiilns. mlmliiislvrcd tile oath. Star and Supporting Casl: daily—cxlractins; (lie deadly om by hand. Recently lie "milk- \ c i cd" snakes of fn'e different exotic species, Ihe tinic that this has ever lie^n lionc. iltit so valuable arc these rare specimens. I-'rcnU'iii-k Nolrebe Eighty-seven years ago till: lull there died during the cholera epidemic in New Orleans a former officer of the French consulate, u veteran oC the bloody 1 rencli Revolution, a pioneer of' Arkansas. Frederick Notrcbe, one of (he most striking residents of Arkan- is Post, lived one of the most contradictory Hves in Arkansas, lie .was a backwoods merchant, and a connoisseur, lie had a store o£ sundries at the Post, mostly supplied from Mew Orleans, where lie sold clothing, piece goods, I hardware, groceries, house lur- I mshings and liquors. Mis table was ven- j covered with linen and laid with gln?,s, fine china and silver. His home was a lo» cabin. He wax a native of France, a member of a prominent French family and j received a liberal education. As a particularly the Malay temple vi-| youth lie look part in the French per. one of the only' two such Revolution under Napoleon. He snakes in this country, thai the milking was done in private be- froin an aged tortoise which learned to recognize her step and would scuttle out to meet, her j when she came home! The snake exposition's "tig at| traction" is literally just that— the largest snake in captivity. It is a regal python, 27 feet Ions ami 24 1-2 Inches in circumference. A contest to guess Us weight was held anionj the visitors, the winner to receive a I snake—if wanted. "Flying snake" is really a mis- I nomer for one of the mosl interesting exhibit. 1 ;. This reptile doesn't actually" have wings. It flattens itself into a plane surface V>y extending its ribs and pulling in its ti-uuny. It is really a "glider" skimming the air from limb to limb pretty much like I squirrel. The Muo ribbon as champion I rattlesnake went to a very handsome diamonclback from Texas. It. was this snake, incidentally that demonstrated that rattlert rattle, when hungry as well a; I when aroused. The diamondbnc'H kept his five or six foot lenglV I in a tight coil and rattled away incessantly as a sewing ma I chine in a sweatshop. Nobod: 1 was bothering him. The clatter I subsided when an attendant fei 1 him something that looked stis | piciously like hamburger steak. Diving for Alligators One of the largest exhibits was [that of the Florida Reptile Insti- [ tutc of Silver Springs. Fla. E. I Ross Allen, director of the insti- 1 tutc is the chap you've probably I seen in the ncwsrcels. diving into I streams to capture alligators with I his bare hands. He says that's 1 not just a stunt, but Is really the I best way lo get them. "If you try to lasso them, the I rope gels (angled in weeds, and I there's a lot of trouble." he said. ("This way is quicker—and a lot 1 more fun." Allen is an ardent advocate of I conservation laws to apply to rep- 1 tiles as well BS game animals and Ittrds. He declared that the brced- I Ing stock is oeinj killed off so I rapidly that even now there are I not enough 'gators in this coun- I try to supply the demand, buyers I being forced lo go to South or ] Central America. For visitors lo the show, Allen "milks" a diamond-backed rattler fore a group of scientists headed by Dr. Samuel M, I'cck, dermato- pathologist of ML Sinai Hospital. r. Peck is one of the largest in- lividual v.sers of snake venom, mploying it for research work In in effort to formulate an anti- :aemc])hilic serum. The fall nf Atklls Atabii. key ubjtvthv of 11 DMT'S li'sluns durlnt; their seven-month viimimlijn of con- <MTst In Ulhlnpln, l.s plcuuvil in (Ills umphlc si-iMie. Hashed liy riidlnpholo umiwi the Atlantic for NI-:A K'.'ivlee unit this paper. Tiimir,>hanU.v I'liU'ilnu ilu> capital of Ulhiopln, the Jlallikiis' native Askari color guunl Is lilduri'd rscorllntj lialy's ilnu Into the I'lly lit Ihe head of a victorious column, endln:? (tie rlolhiK thai ha<l invnucd Atl<lls Abubu tor lliree ituyr, nfli'i K«HK'ix>r llnlle sclnssle lied. Sign Language Taught To Apes In London Zoo I.ON13ON (UP) — There l.s a ffhoiilroiini In Ihe London '/on whiH'u lessons ave coiulvivU'd In absolute silence and only two pupils iillcml. They are Mick and George-, '.i-ycur-oltl chlin))nnv.res who are being lnti|;liL lo "talk" in ligM hiuguiiKi 1 used by pilml- man .before he masleriMl the ui of speech. Thnlr currlciilii ilrawn up by Hlr i luis Richard biwh iiulhorlty on plionolies, and their "ichcohnnstei'" is O. ytonor, of the 7,uo staff. "I've been teaching Ihem for about six weeks," Stoiior deulAte.s. tin which side uf the cnne Ihelr food l.s coming. "Till' sli;ns I am muklni; to them al inesent. eoncerii only fixxl. f hold up a llnuer and prelenil to peel it, as If It were u biuiuna, I do this several times, iind Ihen produce u batninn. "The slifii for an apple Is almost tlw Knme, exceiit llmV I ilniw U downwards from my moiilli, for monkeys bile an apple with Ihelr UA\vr teeth. "So lar Lho elnmp.s have watched everything with great hUeri'.sl, but 1 only U'Licli lltein for 'il) or W inlnuleH u diiy, as they quickly i:et bored." scrapnl and arc ehallenKlnK llic bfiihw of science and the couragu of the pioneer, Dr. 11. C. Wallace, Internationally known geologist, belk'vc.s. New iMhu-rill Ulclies Seen EDMON'l'ON. Altu. (Ul'J— T'iio vast mineral riches of Ihe Cana- 11US1NKS3 .V 1'Ol.lTICAL M'HTKRS A 8PEOFAI.TV Work neat, cheap & quick Vi'li'i-aiis Servlcu Work All Kinds lllank t'onn.i Curtis J. Little Male llldg. NO'l'ICK 'I'ho fcillnwlnij dental olflccs will lie. closed every Thursday' afternoon dm his tlio slimmer. DCS. Hrewcr, (Jlilltl, Moore and Taylor eel himself n. 1 - 1 - "' »«> ««» <»'" """"- "">'' " *»°« lo cmpcrur, NoLrobc loft- mK ^ lj " slip Howard, husband rim) father. lie is at right, '"' France and served for a tltnc with the armies of Suain. He came to the United States about 1810 and "He was a man of commanding presence, with very blaek hair and eyes and dark complexion. l:!. big as dud nml nearly hks dorblc Mr.s, Howard's .shoulder. Tin* family gcLher on nrriviH at, NIMV York from If«l]y\vnnd. with in n]>]iuiutuu;r. pcn roup was picLimxl Though tins is Die first snake j He hud Jarge Init regular features al.-'iost a voted slopping place for j impression upon the minds of the these journeying from Memphis; to Little Flix;k. Incoming uovernors I 1HBO nr; citlwiis of Arkansas in liian the visit ot ex-Presl- exposition, there will probably be land had been, in his youth, doubt-j of the territory and their retinues : uciil Grant. Although he spent th uany others if the zeal shown by less a handsome man," according! were ahvay.s staying at Notrebc's j two days of his sojourn in Little one youthful scientist is 1 tea I ion of the general any in- interest. to commentators of his day In I home for (hi? night, Thomas Nul-jKcck, his visit v,us a tribute to Arkansas. His one daughter, Fran-j tall, the English explorer, records; (he entire State, and representa- cine, married a Little Rock law- j No (robe's kindness lo him In hi.s ] fives from various sections com. jioscd the'fjntlous which vcc- Arkansns ' rived and cntert;iine(I him. The Jack Hawkins. 20-year-old mem- )er of the California Academy of Science, left Biirliusamt', Calif., on March 18th to hitch-hike toj HLs home seemed lo have been No occasion made a more ,vcr, \Villuuu Cummins. His Cliarles. died in 1841. sou,; bock on Attau.sos. Gninl Visits Man Like A loin Beside Immensity ol' His Work vivid Democratic; leaders were — - \ cordial and hearty in his rceep- lion mid no mark of respect was left unpaid. War f expressions for i his magnanimous treatment of (.icneral Lt'c at Appomallox, his defense of him and his as-ioclale.s ; More the radical element of j Congress, and his recognition of ; many ex-Confederate .soldiers and ! utber leading citizens. In response ' tn these expressions of apprecla- \ lion lite modest reply was, "I only [Performed my duty." As the'years so by nnd all Ihe facts of the ; Civil War and it;; aftermath be- known, General Grant and ticiicral I,ec will be regarded by both North and South as two of tiic greatest and noblest of Amer- Ic-ans. In this connection It should be mentioned that Arkansas was honored by Ihe visits of President Harrison In 1901, President Uoose- vx'll in 1805 and President Taft in 1909. While Roosevelt was in Arkan>as he engaged In a debate with tlie, eloquent .leff Davis on the question of lynching in the South. Hawaii riniits Nulmcf HONOLULU (Ul'i—As a rival to Connecticut. America's "nutmeg"' sUlc. Hawaii Ii ils started to com- (M'tc as America's leading nutmeg ieirltory. Tlic first scccls. in an ttlul to develop :\ new tropical crop licrc. have been planted. One look at the atom-like figure of the man indicated by (He arron- and even the most skeptical \v. not doubt the statement that America's largest battleship could dock In the Arizona spillway of Boulder Dam. shown here In Us majestic Immensity. The spillway, seen In an side of Ihe upstream view, with hlcthvray bridge crossing the channel, is duplicated on Hie Nevada side of Ihe Colorado river. These great channels protect the dam from Midden rises In the river. Together they can try-pass 400,000 .senmtl feet of water, the greatest known flood In the stream totaling only 250,000 .second feet, WELDING KI.ECTIHC & ACETYLENE rttOMfT SERVICE HEASON'AIU.K PRICES Barksdale Mfg. Co. Credentials Only the rashest of mortals will risk the unknown. A tumble over Niagara in a barrel, for instance, or a stratosphere flight. Few ol: us are willing to rush in where angels fear to tread. We seek precedent for our every move—in the food we cat/ in the clothes we wear, in the places we go. The adverisements in this paper are the signed credentials of firms which seek your business. They are not letters of introduction, but pledges of faith. You may accept them because they mean that a lot of peo- 1'le have bought before you—and have been satisfied. Before you run downtown, run down the list of things offered every day in the advertisements. Sec what interests you . . . what meets your needs without burdening your budget. Check and choose before you get out the car or signal a bus. Combing the advertising pages in advance is a labor-saving, leather-saving device. In short, the people who regularly read the advertisements are getting the most for their money. And that's good business, any way you look at it.

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