The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 15, 1938
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PAGE BLYTHEV1LLE, (AKK.)] COUftlER NEW8 TiiE fcLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. KAINES, Publisher Bole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc, N?_w York, Chicago, Detroit, St. touls, Dallas, Konsas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the post office at Biylhcvlile Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blylhevtllc, 15o per wecfc, or 65o per montli. By mail, wlUiiri » radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75o for three moiillis; by mail In postal Mmes two to six, inclusive. $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight ,{10.00 per year, payable in advance. Poach Utopia Buried dee'p in wlial might lm\'o .been njore important news the other clay was n hcarl-warming litllc story from finite, Mont., revealing that no ms'iri in that city is willijix to start chasing unlicensed dogs Tor Uic sake of the $5-per-day rcnuinoratioii Uic job carries with it. Police Chief Waller Shay, after advertising in the help wanted columns for a good dog catcher and receiving absolutely • no replies, nnnouiici'd his conviction that Butte must he about "100 per cent for dogs." That is line. Not that tlog catchers can't be all right citizens, because they can. Theirs is a job that has lo be done. The good point of it all is that the clog catcher's job goes begging not because no citizen of Bultc needs the ?5-()er-day, bill because no citizen is willing lo put himself in a position whore sonic act of his might bring heartbreak to a kid who couldn't afford to buy a license for bis' dog. Highway Sklcwulks The state of Virginia's plan to cut down the toll of pedestrian deaths on the open highway seems altogether sensible. Under a bill passed unanimously by both houses of the general assembly and signed by Gov. James II. Price, the state' highway commission will build sidewalks along the most heavily traveled roads. :/; The walkways are to bo built at re- r/uest of county boards of commissioners and each county must bear half the cost of construction within its borders.- Henry G. Shirley, state highway cqmmissioncr, estimates that the walks will cost between §7000 and $8,000 per mile. That will be well justified if the new walkways bring a drop in the number of persons killed by cars on the open highway. Such accidents claimed more, than 550 lives during the last three vcars. Good Bargain Sighing of the trade pact between the United States and Czechoslovakia finds much favor in both countries. Limitation of concessions on shoo imports to'.the U. S. appeased the only real American opposition. To little Czechoslovakia the treaty OUT OUK WAY brings lurid' benefits covering 55 per cent of the exports to the U. S. To the Czechs this enlarged market means as much as u rich customer means to a very small store. The great majority of Americans are glad to help this "island of democracy in a sea of autocracy." Czechoslovakia is the last of the Central Ku- ropean democracies born in the brain of Woodrow Wilson and set up in an aftcni))t to solve the nationality and race difficulties of that part of Ku- rope. Its coii.stituU'on and ils government, were modeled after the American plan, and it is good that the United States can do its bit toward preserving the status quo in Chechoslo- vakia. TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1938 Publication Iti tills column of editorials from other iieivspapcrs docs not. necessarily mean eiKloraemcril but is nti acknowledgment of Interest In llio subjects discussed. With Civil Service Threatened Tlic people of Arkansas cnn justly and righl- ly look to Governor liailey to come forward to the defense of the civil .service law, whose drafting atxl adoption Arkansas owes lo him move lhan to nny other man, and owes in a peculiarly direct and literal Hu -was the first political leader lo advocate civil service for the .state's employes, fn the primary campaign of l!)3(i, when he was runnhisj for governor, in a speech at El Donuto on August lie imposed a eivil service law "to end forever (hi; shake-down racket at. the stale- house." lie said on thai occasion: "If you nominate me for governor * ' ' I shall immediately invite outstanding incu lo join with me In a thorough study of civil service in oilier stales. *'" We have .scon ils benefits from afur In stales Hint have it. There is uti renson why we should nol adopt, it in Arkansas." During the remntmlcr of the campaign, Mr. Bailey's political advertisements emphasised UK: statement (hal "Carl Bailey Ilns Promised To Give A Civil Service Law." On the firsl day of Uic 1937 session (lie civil service measure was introduced ns Semite Bill No. 1. in his Inaugural address Governor Bailey declared lhat if slate employes were required (o prove their fitness and were assured of attenuate compensation for the service performed, and finally were certain of security of tenure in positions competently filled, more experienced employes would fill the various posi- lions, wild Immeasurable benefit to the public. In drying ilie passage of the civil service law Governor Bailey sold: , "Under Uic present unrestricted 'spoils system' Hie .stale's nveragc labor turnover Is 53 ]>er cent yearly. This is an Intolerable condition for bolli tlio public and the Indvlidunl employe. !l is occasioned by the employment ol the incompetent in Ihc first, instance, ami political expediency In Hie next." The law ivlilcli .some forces in the lejislaturc have :;ct Ilicmselves to destroy ivji.s "drawn with the expert advice of the National civil Service Assembly. It represented (he beM arid most practical knowledge gained from actual experience with Ihc merit syslcm. Us adoption brought Arkansas credit from all over the country as a progressive stale that had adopted n civil service law other stales might use as a model. It now needs a defender la preserve ils very e.\- istcncc ! -Arkansas Gazette.' The hardest, part of Introducing (he instrument into tanks was in eetling the presidents and high executives lo submit to IcsUs.- Dr. William' Marslon. originator ol the blood prcs- Miro test, for honesty. I'M MVSELF By William HOVJ FAE, DOWkJ CREEK DO I VOU CO? WHY, I COL) L DA GOT TWICE AS A\AK)Y BUT 1 GUki OUTA BAIT- I'LL SHOW VOU TH' PLACE 1 DOM'T WHICH 1 HATETIf WOBST-- CAMKJIK)' SEASOM oa FISHIM TIME.' VOU WOWT \ H<\TE EITHEC. OF THEM 50 BAD WHEW YOU HAVE A FAMILY OF YOUR -OWN) -AND HAVE TO WATCH THE PEMWIES I SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 'J'hi.s is lite room wu fixed tip for the baby—hut she insists on sleeping; in our room with us." THIS CURIOUS WORLD % William Ferguson •HUMAN CANGCR. CAN BE TRANSMITTED TO SO-CALLED SNOW" THAT TTA1 I <=, RROAA THE CLOUDS CONTAINS SULPHATES, HAVE DISCOVERED SOME ON THE FACE OF THE. MOON. 1933 0V fjy SCflVlCC. If.'C. J-'S DR. MICHAEL LI5VINE of Montflorc Hospital, Nciv York, has cultivated a most unusual garden for the past several years . . garden in which grow roses and lilies infected wilh human can- ;cr. For almost four years Dr. Lcviiic succeeded in making his un- isiial experiments without publicity. NEXT: \Yliy is Nevada a good slate for a woman to find a insbaml? Old Age Docs Odd Things—Like Lower!M';; llcigiil Aftei 65lh Year (No. -17!) HV UK. MimiilS FISIIIIKIN •Illilor. .friinnl of Mu- Am<-ric:iu M i><li rat Assn'rialinn. unit nf llygria. tlif lleallli Mi^wine As we grow older, rhanai^ develop in our bodies which uir thn mark of Ihe iuaWlil.v- of tin- iv^ur-s lo (jrmv and lo repair lhnir-rlvr ; . The average human belli;; <\n,- \\~\. nl- lain lit:; full hrlr.hl until abn;;t, Ihc tvge of 35 or '10. Alter :w yi-irs of the increase in hrn'li; is relatively slight. From the 65th yrar run ml the human being Rr.ulinllv (li'-rmscs In hri«hl and atln tin- 7;,;|, year hr may <Ierrca:rc in hci \:\i>. a little more. "Ihc total Ifw in he;-:h; may reach as much as uvr> inrlsrs but is frequently less Hun riac-halt inch. Nowaday:; :\r havn lr'nvnr-1 si much abnn! nur t \\?\ : , , 1n rt the melhcris nf (dutnillnii our weight, by rlir! Ihr-;;lil r:n-vp3 of earlirr \nrs .iro r,o loir.rv i pliable. While many i^r.plr; vrm-h then- greatest uci;hi beiweoi ihn yeai-s of 25 and 'in. ether pmplr reach their gre.itcst wri^ht boiwceii the ajes of 40 and 50. There are-, moreover, certain periods in iifo when there is a ' tendfiiry to put on (at. Tiir man tend.'; lo put on lat hcurnn |hp :ir.!)i .i]):i -inth yr-,\r. •) ,,P woman Inirts ir- put on iat w;ih r-ach -liild- birih .itid nuiMiic pnio:!. Wimcn a'.te le-.'.ri lo gain ncubl, imme- aialely after the ccssition o: the functions associated with child- C'.tsT or fii.\n.tcTi:iis <:OXSTA.\CI; MAI i» wun,— Iil-n.ln,-; II,,- Kl:,ml-ln. niuiKit .UA.vriiu.v—un ur tM Who luvol ini»i,-j- llr«t. III)/OI;I:AIIIJI; TJIWH I'AI.D— lli'n-k jiiilnli-i? lirr iiurlrrih, UK. I«K;I.;IIS—lie me) Iiiu mom tllllk-ull raw. * * « I'rrtfcrflnyt Derek fr;n-CK friini 41u- nlrpAi-l iiinl Cniiulc, ivllh only VI". JX'ltmiK (u Ilio MtijtcuiLi for lii-r olil toll. Hill HUTU IH lunir. .She dfil im( nti ii (riMMf m-f, nny- liuiv, htiu n-lK-^lK, nrtk-riYiird, CHAPTEK V AS Constance walked home through the Ratho-ring dusk after her tall: wilh Miss Tafl at the Museum that evening, the tcn- dullnr bill in her purse seemed to shrink and dwindle. But life must be sustained even if Derek was by this time skim- ining the clouds hundreds of miles away. She stopped at a delicatessen and broke the ten- clolliu- bill to buy butler, rolls, cream and lelluce. When she came out of Ihe shop, she had left one five-dollar bill, four ones, and forty-eight cents in change. Outside her door, a dry cleaner's delivery man was wailing for her with two dressc.'i she had sent out several days before. When she had paid him, she had parted wilh another three dollars of the precious ten . . . And this was the firsl day. She was exploring her ice box lo find out how far stores on hand would go towards averting a real foort panic when the telephone rang. It was Miss Taft calling. "If," Miss Tail's crisp accents said, "lime still hangs heavy on your hands, you might like lo talk wilh Mrs. O. Major—yon know, the aluminum Majors ... 1 happen lo know that she wants a temporary secrtary lo help her with this Associated Artists' Show slie's sponsoring . . . Only $25 a week and expenses; but I under- slaiul that what you're interested in is mental diversion rather than Hidden riches." A lot you understand, Constance thought. Aloud she said, "Go on. You interest mo." "Fine. Then meet the lady at Daimler's for hmch at 1:30 tomorrow. Give your name to (he maitrc d'hotel and you will be conducted lo her table as it you were n grand duchess." "I'll be there," Constance promised. "And thanks a lot." "And — oh, by the way, look your smartest — sartorially, I irican," Miss Taft advised. "The lady has worn the same hal for years—largely, I've always imag- ncd, because she':; never been able lo find anolhcr one so grolcsque— but she likes her cheap help to put up a snappy facade." GHS crcm (CONSTANCE went to sleep that night pondering an idea which snc might have been surprised to learn had ofleti been entertained by other overwrought souls—ihnt time is sometimes reckoned, not in hours and minutes, but in emotional content . . . • It seemed to her thai since she had risen that morning she iiad lived a tempestuous lifetime. Even so, she was too numb with fatigue to forecast the misery of Uic next morning. She had a very bad half hour when she awoke to sunshine streaming brightly over the trunk and bags which slood packed—ready for going away wilh Derek today. She was awakened by (lie florist's boy wilh the corsage Dorek had ordered for her—all delicate roso and mauve and blue wilh lacy sprays of white . . , Derek loved color . . . "White is too much like a funeral, darling." The fresh beauty and fragrance of the flowers tore at Constance's quivering nerves like raw acid. It was to have been a quiet wedding—just she and Derek with two young married friends of her own, Don and Anne Cable—Derek, strangely enough, seemed to have no friends among his m ale acquaintanceship whom lie particularly wauled with him. When Constance remembered to telephone Anne the news of the postponement, Anne had insisted that she spend the day with her. "We'll have dinner together jnst as we had planned to do after the wedding—you and Don and I," she said. "You can tell us alt about Derek's piece of luck. Then you and I can Uikc in a show afterward. I'm .going to be a widow, too, tonight. Don has to go out of town. He has a -ase before the Supreme Court," Anna added with t'-ic ill-concealed pride of the wife of such a promising young attorney. "I—thnnk you, Anne." Constance fumbled for words. "But if you doti't^rnintl, I think I'll just rest . . . I—I've been terribly rushed lately.' 1 Just the wrong thing lo say, of course. She shouldn't let them think she was crawling into a corner io lick her wounds. She should have gone, her head high. But she couldn't face- Don and Anne's interested friendly questions—watch them wondering, conjecturing behind their eyes while Ihcy U-ieci lo make gay, inconsequential talk . ,j. . I won't be pitied, Constance '.bought. ; "Too bad you couldn't ~cf. .ready in time lo go wilh Derek.' Already Anne's tone was too elaborately bright and casual. Caruthersville Society — Personal Mrs. Paul Horner and Misses Mary Ellen Horner, 'Lena Walk, Esther Marie Schnadlcback, and tovvena DO'.vlcn spent Saturday in Memphis where the ladles shopped. Miss Schnadicback also attended i luncheon. Mrs. Pauline Ifayden spent the week end in Osccola, Ark., .is Die juest of her mother. She returned .loinc Monday morning. Mrs. W. L. Canticll. Mrs. R. M. Pierce and Misses Mary Lorainc antrcll, Mildcd " Alma Williams and Joan Pierce and Robert Can- Ircll spent Saturday in Cape Girardeau. ' '•' Sirs. 'Gertrude McElvalii left Friday afternoon for St. Louis, Wo., where she will join her son Billy McElvnin of Dccatur, 111., and Miss Maxwell Lynch of Columbia, Mo. The group will spend the week end in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sparks are announcing the arrival of a son, born Friday. They have named the baby Larry Lee. Mrs. Ooldie Fisher left Friday morning for Memphis where she spent the .day. From there she went to Hot Springs, Ark., to attend (lie wedding of her nephew, Newt Arringt-on, of Little Rock. Ark., Mr. and; Mrs. Arrington will make their home in Little Rock whce he is employed with General Alotors. Mia Mary Melirlc spent Friday and Saturday in Stecle as the i guest of Miss Mary Myrtle Mc! Arthur. Mrs. Pauline Haydcn. Mrs. Violet Newsoii and Mi*. John Gaddy spent Friday in Bl.vthevillc. Misses Alice Qerryman and Grace Eleanor Ridgley spent the week end in St. Louis. Miss Ridglcy visited with her sister, Mi.v> Jessie Ridglcy. The girls relumed Sunday evening. "Wasn't it? But of course some, one had to stay to break up my; apartment. You know we intended! coming back here after—after-i wards, while Derek finished some;' work. j * * * i CHE hung up as soon as she could, for fear Anne's generousf heart might prompt her to insist 1 on coming over to help speed thci packing. j The airmail letter from Derek came while she was washing the dishes after her desultory b fast. Slie was thinking. By this 1 should have been gelling readyV ... In a few hours Derek would| have been here—when the mcs-S senger rapped at the door ahdS handed in the gayly red and blue.,: bordered envelope. |> The letter had been mailed the! evening before at aii airport half-j way across the continent. Con-?: stance sobbed.when she realized:! how many miles these few hours i had put between her and Derek. ' "Connie, darling," Derek began," "I am writing this at my earliest opportunity. II is incredible how very full every minute has been since I last saw you." And how empty for me. Con- ' stance thought. She read on: '; "Baron Grapefruit has the most amazing grasp of detail of any. man I have ever met. Together,) we have gone with a fine-tooth I comb over every item of the plans \ for the studio he is furnishing for me. Already he has wired orders-, lo workmen for enlarging the; window space and installing special lighting. Within a week it should all be ready for work, there is any angle he has noli al-F ready gone into aiuTdecided upofi, even to the gown in which his daughter is to be painted, I have yet to discover i(. i shall be lucky i if he doesn't go ahead and paint !i the portrait while he is about it. p "Part of his plan is that I am \ lo lake plenty of time to get ac-iJ quaintcd with Miss Thorvald and'' lo study her before I begin actual j work on the portrait. I am not at, all sure that this is not going to ! be the most critical part ol the '; job; for altlurgh she seems to be ; a very casual, friendly, simple'] person—very much like a clear,-• shallow, sunny pool—you can't I help feeling that she has hidden depths which it might hot be easy '; to penetrate." :-• Indeed! thought Constance, ami;;! i-ead the last passage thoughtfully-I dime times. : • •• | Then she glanced impatiently 4 ahead for some hint'of .the news she most wanted to hear. ' , (To Be Continued) JR 'Announcements I The Courier News lias been nu-c thorized to make formal announce-'!; ment of the following candidates;; for public office, subject to toe; Democratic primary. Aiigust 9. '.» For County Treasurer ;i R. L., (BIIoLY) GAINES 5 for Sheriff ana Collector £ HALE JACKSON S County Court Clerk f' T. W. POTTER " For County Ta* Assessor : : W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON fi BRYANT STEWART 'f For County and Probate Judge ; DOYLK HENDERSON For Circuit Court Clerk • HARVEY MORRIS !( The Courier News has been au thorized to make formal a mcnt of the following c for city offices at the BlythevV municipal election April 5. For City Clerk MISS RUTH BLYTHE For City Attorney ROY E. NELSON OUR BOARDING HOUSE , birth. Pc-rnuni'iit teeth arc usually <!>• I veloprrl in most human bcinus b I the -jstli year. Most people Iriu I lost. m;>»y of their locth by Ilie timr- the.-,- arc f>0 years of age. air Ihc ina.ioiily of people have l-.ta cnod many tcctU by the I'Otl .vcnr 'jhere if; no reason lo bt'lirve howrvcr. lhat w-Hh modern knrnv" ed'^c ninccrninr; Ihc care cl I!.. Ict'tii and the HF;C of a <liet in rch- tionship lo lhat care, more and more people will retain sets of jiiod teeth as thi:y grow older. * • » Ksprciallv intoicstin^ a mom ti>n rhatiRcs that, c^ciir with oM avr arc those u-b;i.-h concern the ey<:s. From OK; time a child is born ill ability In accommodate its vif-hn I to sinIH bngms to rlecrcasc. So definite is this oli.inge that it may bt use:! as an index of Ihc age cf Ih; person concerned. Most people gradually become farsrghtcd bc- tv.cen the ajcs of 45 and SO years and this increase.! steadily after thr SOlh year. In many people the first sicn of aje is Ilie necessity for glasses to correct the farsighlecl- j new. Henriiif also hcsins to dcm\rr> hut not "fret)iieully unlil 65 years of a;;e. Thcvc is" also o definite change in the rale of the pulse from childhood to old age. sometimes modified by the development of disease. England is losing her wild flon'- j ers. More 300 varieties ol ! wild flowers have been extcrnnnat-1 cd, principally by reckless picking. I- 2 DO fSALP^ TH' PROFESSOR is LATH WITH HIS 1WCO/WE RETURW— HE'S BEEMTP.VIWQ y/y/1 TO DOPE OUT WMICM^ %%\ ROAD TO TAKE PERCY' '%% OVER TO PODGE ^^>~-, TM' Mp-ST TAX -~— ^•^ I TM'Ci-AIM BXEMPT- Y A/VZ? x j %/• \ iow ROUTE OR ( DEMAND N - '' S A PETOUR UP '• V- HALT OS y* / TH' SEPARATE 7 WC.OME I ? L RETURN! AV-LEY' : ^J^-^ .^^ ,. N , :7 ^ ~» With Major Hoop] HE'LL BE SAFE OsJ TH' EXEMPTION! ROUTE— PERCY DEPEMtTS OM HIM FOP; SUPPORT —MEVV SHOES " AKID CLOTHES AMC> -TH' VVEAP, AMD TEAR OW HIS LOWER OAW MUST MOUUT UPIMTO TH' THIRD OR FOUP-TTH BRACKETS—— , TW IMCOMET DEPUTIES W/LL WEAR OUT A LOT OP RUBBER HEELS •> RUNJWIW6 THAT OWE \~\ f '- ^C^ s ? ,/1> > • y .• -1 /%> •4^ xj ^ i>t ./•«jJ*i»gSS (^t 1 / ill START HAVE HELPEP PRORESSOR-. W

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