The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 5, 1938 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 5, 1938
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PAGfc (AltK.)] COURlfin NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIEB NEWS THE COCKIER NEWS CO. • H. W. HAINES, PublUher Me National Aiirertising Representatives: Arkansas DallSes, Inc., Ntw fork, CliicsgO, Detroit. 8t. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon' Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the poet eflice at BIythevlllo Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9, 1817. Served by tho United Press SUBSCRIPTION SATES By carrier in ttie City of Blytheville, 15o per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 15c lor three months; by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, {D.50 per year; in zones seven and clglit ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. This World Needs' 'Wore D'Anninizios Every country and every ngB ncoil.s •A niiin like Gabriclc d'Aniuin/io :is a release from the humdrum and l!iu prosaic, the routine and the inevitable dull monotony of everyday living. D'An- imimo was tho (lash of lightning across the heavens and Uiu spray of salt water dashing on the rocks. To Ilaly he was romance and adventure, love anil poetry and drama. D'Annun/.io published his first book of poems when he was Hi. He knew ' French, English and German and his Greek and Latin were the envy of literary friends. Elected to the Chamber of Deputies, he resigned in disgust because Ihe'rc were "too many words without action." His love affairs, particularly his famous romance with Eleoiioni Duse, were the vicarious joy of every honest Italian. D'Anniiiizio lived like n feudal lord in his Villa Viltoriale, over the door of which was engraved "Pur Nun Domirc"—"It is impossible to sleep here." He wrote vastly—play.s, novels, poetry. He was a daring, dashing squadron leader in the World War and the national hero of Finnic after the war. Ho originated the Black Shirts, gave Mussolini Hie title of "II Duee," suggested many of the principles of Fascism. _.. He .was ..created a prince and honored countless times by -his' nation. He was -dominating, bold and-Jerdo'As of his freedom from day-by ; -o¥j> ties. His life hurried along a rushing stream according to his own definition, "Vi- vere Ardendo"—"Live Ardently." Dcnlh was the most prosaic thing that ever happened to d'Aiinimzio. Ho courted glorious deaths, oficn talked of taking his own life in spectacular. fashion as old age came' upon him. But lie waited for death to arrive—and died in flannel pajamas while dressing for dinner. That was an unkind fate which must have known no one would accuse the Kalian hero of being unimaginative because of it. For everything d'Anminzio did was vital in its own way, vital to Italy or vital to tl'An- ntmxio. His was a flight from reality that the ordinary man never achieves, but never tires of dreaming of. Every age needs him. A son's brain woite moir like the mothers, a daughter's brain more like the fathers.—Dr. Abraham B. Gctllobcr, Iowa University. OUT OTJK WAY Plwies Aren't So Fast / Man jo pretty smug with his air iin- ers, liis air speed and his predictions of stfalosplicre planes live times as bilf as any aircraft now in existence. Hut iie renlly is just 11 novice and H beginner at this (lying business. Nature has him whipped to a fraw.le. Dr. Hoy Chapman Andrews, director of the American Museum of Natural History, tolls of a little insect, the cophenomyiii, whoso bullet-like speed breaks all known records. The cephc- ntimyia flics '100 yards a second or 818 miles an hour. That is faster than sound trn.vols, almost twice as fast as the lleotesl airplane ever built. The cpphenomyia, if il look a notion and had the endurance, could circle the k'lobc between daylight and darkness. This in.secl travels in high altitudes with lowered air resistance, but there is a fly that 'resides in the lowland marshes of New Jersey, announces J)r. Andrews, thai can (alto off from a branch so fast it is "utterly impossible" to (ell which way he has gone. Dr. Andrews would like to get botli that fly and the cephcnoinyia in a wind • tunnel and really time them accurately. If plane builders {,'et discouraged, however, they can consider man's brief conquest of the air as compared to the insect's. Even birds have only been on the wing for a mere 13f> million years, whereas insects have been flying around for several hundred million years. They should be good. Life Al 21 Twenty yciir.s ineiiii iiuuiy things I" many people. To a New York mother ;ind her won 20 years meant Uie difference between life ami death. Weary, jobless Holly Wish had found life unbearable. A nurse with two decades of caring for the ill and suffering, Molly Wish had aeon all she wanted of a world that not only wasn't lovely aiul kind, but which held no hope for her. ,"' .' She sat across a table from her son, Leonard. Like his mother, Leonard was jobless, discouraged, tired of living. Molly and her son each held a glass that contained poison. They had Hfi-ccd to lake their lives together. Molly drained her glass, stumbled into tiie next room tf> die. Leonard held his a moment fascinated, stared after his mother, lifted the glass and ^thcn let it slip to the floor. Tho next day they buried Molly, but Leonard kept on living and will "keep on, because Leonard was 21 ami the difference between 21 and 41 meant hope and life and faith to Leonard- all the things that youth means and 20 years had-taken from his mother. We \\M\ our hands ||«l because of the way the slate presented Uie case lo us.—Jolin Di- Gildo. foreman of ll lc jury which ucnultlccl Mary O'Connor in the killing of S-ycar-oW Nancy Cilenn. SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 193 IDE GLANCES By George Clark By Williams "Well, you can jnsl jji> back and (ell my old friend .lack- son (o stop sending yoiin«r blockheads around uilh let lers of introduction." THIS CURIOUS WORLD ^ Ferguson IS MADE OP CHALK IS MAD AA//MALS; AND BOTH IS GROWN A/\ORE EXTE/MSIVELV AND USED MORE WIDELY THAN ANY OTHER SAY: . -, v . . '/ THAT TRESS 'fh ROW ' '•' ' '••-'•' -MORE DURING YEARS OF- > THEY HAVE TREE RINGS RDR , ^ - , ^ PAST TO PROVE THEIR. ASSEKHOrvlsJ PROF. A. E. DOUGLASS of the University o[ Arizona has made a lifetime study of tree rings. After years ,,f diligent scarchin" be has uiecwl together « tree riiif sequence of more than 3000 years It has long neon known (hat tree growth «as most rapid in \\--l years, but only recent research has ifecloscrt tlic connection of sun- spols and rainfall. NlvXT: I,, «-hal .slat, ,,r_ tl,c Union is mere a flincrc,, re ,,f nca.b 20 clc-sTCcs In (he annual tcmiwralurc an-rngcs of Us mirllicr,, „,„, southern imrd'ons? we ausi DROPPED BY TO SEE HOW THE NIGHT SHIFT WAS GETTING ALONG OVER AT THE SHOP T. DON'T SEE HOW VOU PO ENOUGH BUSINESS TO KEEP OPEN AT NIGHT IN SUCH A LONELV Quick Changes ol'Tcmpenilnre in <lol Months Frequently Result in .'Mines: American ;hni! or (NO. iiiA) 1!V »lt. MtfRKlS 1 Kclitnr. Jmirnal of th MtOkal Associalimi, Hygcm, (he Health ru^uiuc The problems of nlr comlitiontni; In summer nre, nf com>c. much more frequent lhan tho,-c of ah conditioning in winter, n we reproduced winter air con:ii(imis on a warm summer day, we \uuilrt find them uncomfortably cnla. In the summer we adapt, ourselves to higher temper;!litres; we wear less ami much lighter clothing, nnd we want our temperatures warmer Ih.iu we want them In winter. Anycne who lias tt;\vc led on modern trains knoiv that tiuitc frequently nlr cciiirtitionini; devices 111 dining cars and in Pullmans masj tho air so cold (hat distinct discomfort results. lu warm weather n comtortnble temperature is usually 10 to 20 tlcprcos higher than In ccld weather. The problem of cooling lor comfort in wavm weather is much more diflicult t!-an heatuip in \vin- Icr. It mires not only die question ot variations in ihc rales o! metabolism ana the .sweating ot various human beings,, hut also the VAU't 01.' CHAUACTBHS VOIiI.Y (J II 13 I, H E V, Jhrrolnei Mrnudi'U In J.uutlou Mrhvn war brrukM uul, ji::utv \vniTi-ii:i.i). k Pro . the Ylltlkfc uliu «?(•« hi>r fkruuefi. UA1IHI.L JIAMCV i>rlvu(«er Vrotordnn The Jirlllsfc j,lit|> I, I'HIHuri'il iiiid Ji>rr(- uitj CnM-ll HtitikK littvc ere-.-il ocpnwlon to rejoice nx they (uku hur over. CHAPTER XXVIII gHARP-TONGUED Amanda Pell, who was the village's most Influential woman, knocked determinedly at the Chelsey door, observing (lie while that the little house with Die overhanging second story was badly in need of paint, Mrs. Pell, admitted, went quickly up the narrow winding stairs and entered the neat low-ceiled room that was Polly's chamber. "YeuVe conic to see the baby," Polly said. She thought in a (lash how Mrs. Fell resembled Oliver Dart's Mrs. Broggs, only she was not so Uiiid and amiublc. "The baby's in the cradle, Mrs. Ped. Lift the blanket nnd look At him." Mrs. Pell lilted and looked. Snu saw a sleeping infant with well- Jonned head and sturdy body. "Hm-m," she said, and sighed gustily. Mrs. Taylor, the midwife, entered on some errand and spolce deferentially to the caller. Mrs. Pell's husband owned a thriving lumber mill and a large local store, and Mrs. Taylor had an overdue account at the latter. So had many people in the village. The past year had been a hard one, with the war and all. Firewood had gone up scandalously and food was dear. I£ a woman dnrcd to buy a pa Hern of dress goods or a new bonnet she generally had to charge it and save silver coins against the day of paying for it. "You're looking well, Mrs. Pell," said Mrs. Taylor. "That maroon color becomes you." "The bolt was bought for me," replied Mrs. .-Pell complacently. "What have you named your baby, Polly?" "Richard Jeremiah." ; ''Hiehard Jeremiah Chclsey," repealed Mrs. Pell, as if considering tiie euphony of the words. st=? pOLLY flushed. "Richard Jeremiah WH1TFJELD, Mrs. Pell." "Oh, yes. . . . Have you heard from your husband, Polly?" "No, Mrs. Pell. It's as I told you last week. Therc'ro no pqst lines on the Atlantic Ocean." "But ships do get into port," Mrs. Pell ruminated. "Cliarily Parker had a letter from her hus- band yesterday. He'd posted it when his ship touched Providence," "Well, everybody can't be BO lucky," Polly answered delen- slvely. Mrs. Pell chewed her under lip thoughtfully. "I was talking to Liza Ann Williams yesterday. She said she'd never heard of Americans getting married in Franco. ... Did they make out your marriage paper in English, Polly? We got to wondering." "No, in French. Do you want Dick to translate it for you?" Polly was quivering with rage. Mrs. Pell had repeatedly shown herself skeptical of her marital standing but never before had she been so insistently prying. Heretofore shc^iad contented herself with dropping veiled hints at sewing circle and lifting her eyebrow's whenever Polly spoke of "my husband." Yet Amanda Poll's methods had been effective enough. Long before little Richard Jeremiah \vas born his mother was being spoken of as "poor Polly Chclsey." Some of the townswomen became openly cool, some treated her wiih ill- concealed disdain; a few showed a pity that was more maddening to Polly than were .he snubs. She said to her father when she first noticed these attitudes, '"I know how it must look to these People. . . . And all this time no news from Jerry!" "Well," said Trepid Chelsey in his slow deliberate way, "it's ill fortune for you, Polly, it happening this way. But you've no cause for shame. If you say you're wed to your young man, then you be. You never told me a lie in all your life. As for young Whitfield, he's my distant kin through his mother, as you yourself traced. I saw the lad once when he was a small child. His people are good seafaring folk in northern Massachusetts, not given to boasting. Furthermore, this lad's at sea doing his duty, which is what more of the men around here ought to be doing, 'stead of criticizin' the President." ttt JT was the longest speech Polly had ever heard her father make. It lent her courage. . . . Dick too gave Polly his trust and support. He pretended an indifference to village gossip that he was far from feeling and he tried to strengthen Polly in tiie belief that it did not matter. He read aloud to her a great deal—salty ( tales like Robinson Crusoe and translations from Virgil's Iliad that told of ships and men at sea. ' .. But chiefly Dick helped by let- ling her talk about Jerry to her heart's content and by agreeing ainsf lily ilslQttoylea jl been Polly's Hfd| vintcr and spring sudden changes in temperature developed colds and sore throats in the .'-.iinniii'itiinc. but, they diet j not develop these troubles in ttic wintertime. people trust me nnd tell me where tlioy are going and how long they are goim; to slay." Woman Earns Profit From Alaska Directory SEATTLE (UP) — Mirs Vnrcie Bins, who reputedly knows mere about Atoska tncn, \vonicn. children and dogs thrm iinymic in the \vcrltl. has made a business success of an Alaska directory. Miss Bras operates her directory nl the New Washington hotel. She started it bccauso threat trouble forced her to give up vaudeville singing two years ago. Tlir .service has a brand i in Fairbanks. "I handle mail and business deals and all sorts of tilings for people in Alaska." slie said. "I keep records of confidential tilings in co;ie, an'd I never tell auout people's whpieaboiit-s. unless j know they want them known. So Air Hostess to Be Flier To Know AH the Answers BOSTON (UP) —Miss Gertrude Lavoie. 26-year-old airline hostess, is learning to fly so she will know all the answers. Miss Lavoie was able to discuss the European situation, linrse races, spring hats—everything hut technical questions on airplanes. So Miss Ijavoie became the feminine "oflice boy" for mechanics nl East Boston Airport, and in return for her services was taught the mechanical background of the planes and how to Ily. "The next lime somclxxly ,.,isks me about flying." she says, "tiiey will gel a list of everything from 43 instruments on the dashboard to the brand of cotton in the scat cushions." with her that he might come; knocking on their door any day; now, and surprise them. As tho months passed, Polly withdrew: from village life entirely, holding her head in a higlif. proud way when she walked abroad with her father or brother Nuisance always followed lic-r. The little dog seemed as attractive (c her as he was ridiculous to the villagers. It distressed her that Dick had no money for his medica^ course, and (hat soon there would be another mouth to feed. Yet thcj baby's coming gave her and a stoul comfort agaii seeping fear that some mis.,- ,.had overtaken Jerry. ' tl This had be through the winter When she hold her child in hci! arms today, Jerry's son, she hac bravely said that nothing clsi; mattered.. .. Yet she was seething with anger now at smug Mrs. Pel in her fine maroon dress—Mrs, Pell whose three daughters were; neatly married and doing wel' (Iwo of them in Boston), eacK with a husband at her side. She said, "Mrs. Pell, I've learned there's one thing meaner crueler than the British navy. It';, New England village. One liki> this—" ; When Mrs. Pell had departed ir high dudgeon, tin-owing back the observation that "it hardly pays t<J be kind to some people," Polly burst into sobs. She could not sloj' sobbing. ' !, "There now!" Mrs. Taylor said; "You've got a fever and you'n't tossing! You mustn't get yoursell] worked up." "Oh Jerry!" Polly so, "Other men write letters, can't you? . . . It's because ; dead, my darling! Dead!" The nurse finally had to su mon old Trepid Chclsey and i lame boy to soothe her. "That cradle, now," Trepid ob-. served loudly to his son, "ha; stood up well. I planed and whittled it myself the trip I made t< the West Indies a month or BO before you were born. . . . Ugh; maple. I took the wood aboarc ship with me for the purpose." "You did a good job of it. I has a graceful design and a gooc' finish. . . . Have you noticed, father, how Nuisance lies betweer the cradle and the door? The intelligence of some dogs is remarkable. Let me tell you a thing 3. saw him do this morning- Polly listened, noticed that shti was listening and.smiled wanly. I< Jerry Whileldhiever lived to come'' back to her there was still enough love in this humble room to fU'.d isonablc woman's life. j&m (To Be Continued) - a J- Announcements The Courier News lias been si thorlzed to r.iakc formal announsi' ment of the following candldaV' for public office, subject to tt'j Democratic primary August S. '; For County Treasurer ', R. L. (BILLY) GAINES « l-'or Sheriff and Collector 'HALE JACKSON ' County Court Clerk 1 T. W. POTTER For County Tax Assessor \V. W. (BUDDY) WATSON -. BRYANT STEWART ' For County and Probate Judge DOYLE HENDERSON For Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS Read Courier News Want Ads. The Courier News has . . lliorized to make format armlm incut of the following candr for city offices at the Blythcvjfi) municipal election April 5. For City ClcHt MISS RUTH BLYTHE For City Attorney ROY E. NELSON OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoopl<| patrons merely time and for ihd.'e who ore pcr.'-pii")!)!,', installer, the- employes in a motion picture theater- may he quite comrnrktblc under circuni.stance.s which nvo distinctly uiicoinfoiuhii 1 for the patrons of that same theater. Tills is due lo the fact that Ihc employes nre ti«rc all the lime whereas the como in. stay a out. The rxpciimrnts also seem 'how lhal Mtd:lon changes in itir tf'mpcr.ilun; in the winter have little or DO ellect on healthy people \rto are suitably dnsscci. lu i summer, however, we arc much moiv sensitive to temperature' chances, probably because tun txx.y Mirfaces in rummer arc covered with poi.spiration. In experiments carried out rm animals. Invcsllgators proved that animals which were adapted for a wrek to summer heat were able to cmlure safely degrees of ex- j pi , j heat which In a few hours q 'I prostration allrl m '«" ' ' -^-^ possible dangers to the human body of chillins tlic skin when we are warm and poreulring. An air condition thai u, t -om. > P clothing Produce.! «nd death In nnjmals which had been arfnutod to cooler conditions. Wlirn these animals were subjected to sudden clilllings, they tc'M no; quickly increase their production; the body temperature tell, an.1 the animals were prcsiratc-d. Investigators of these I reactions in human beings have ue far too cold rd to chilling and drafts "and to A JOB ? MERCIFUL BEEM V/AITIMG THIRTY .YEARS 'FOR THIS , 'AMIP MOW i DON'T KWOVV WHETHER TO L.AU6H •-OR CRY •— ^-IT SEEMS A PITY" ' "TO SPOIL YOUR .ALL-T/ME LQARMG \| -RECORD/ VOICE'S— 7ALKI WG PORK CHOPS/ DIABOLICAL SCHEME , SLOTH GO/AJ' TO WOff<f ' . t A STIFF LIP, YOU=

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