The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1930 · Page 4
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fAGE FQUH (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COU1UER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAUJES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: The Thomas F. Clark Co. Inc., New Vork, Philadelphia,-Atlanta, Dallas, 6*u Antonio, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis. Published Ever)' Alteruoon Except Sunday. Entered as. second class matter at the post oBlce at Blylhevllle. Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, Ibc per week or $6.50 per year In advance. By mail within a radius ot 60 mile*, I3.CO per year, $1.50 for'six months, 65c Jor throe months; oy mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, CS.50 per year, In zones seven p-3 eight, 110.00 per year, payable la cdTinc*. ' . The. Christmas Clubs The "Christmas saving clubs" organized by the banks are each year becoming more and more important in the national scheme of things. Figures compiled by the Alcxnmler Hamilton Institute show that more than ?G32,000,000 will bs distributed this year to approximately 11,000,000 members of such clubs. The average amount received by each member this year is §54.GO—five dollars below' last year's average. However, the total amount of money involved, and the total number of depositors, arc greater than ever before. Those who are among the thrifty 11,000,000 do nod need to be told that the Christmas club is an excellent thing for the individuals involved; and a moment's thought makes it obvious that the plan is a good thing for the nation as a whole. The banks estimate that all but about 30 per cent of the money will be spent immediately—a stimulus for business of no mean size! !] The Horror in the Fog ' Tlic horror story lies in a coiiiiiart- ment of literature that will always be popular. In fiction, in history or in the daily newspaper, the story that sets a cliill running up and down the spine is a story that never fails to he attractive. But straight horror is not quite encuirh. There must be, also, .111 element of mystery; ami, even more im' porfant, the? mystery" must .be of a kind thnt seems to demand a supernatural explanation. There must be some final twist to it that ordinary cause- aml-eft'ect logic cannot touch. The reader must b? asked to believe thai there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in his philosophy. So it is thai this tale, of the deadly fog in Belgium was, quite rightly, a front-page sensation in the newspapers. It had all of the required elements. It was the horror story at its best; and in the unexplained background of it there lurked that drsadfnl, chilling suggestion of malefic powers at work, that inkling of frightful forces such as Brain Stoker and . Arthur Machen might have described. Consider the matter. An abnormally heavy, wet fog blankets a peaceful bit of Belgium farmland—and, by the way, the locale of any horror story ought to be just such a matter-of-fact and placid region as that; Gothic castles and inac- cossjble mountain valleys are Ilia stage- props of the amateur. This fog, then, settled down heavily. People breathed of it, clutched at their throats, aw 1 , died, Whole villages stayed indoors. Cattle died, untcmhd, in the barns. The fog WHS the very embodiment of evil. And then came the investigation. PoiBon gas left over from the World War WBS indicted and found not guilty. Doctors talked vaguely of respiratory afflictions inside ficut: by unusually clammy and humid weather, Old wives talked of the Black Death. Scientists went to dissecting rooms to pursue the riddle. But always, in the background, there was that loophole for doubt; that port ' opening onto the unseen world; that incredibly frightening suggestion that here was something which scientists could never understand. That was what made the story really gripping. Eventually, of course, the doctor.') v >'i" come up with some perfectly sensible explanation of everything; but in the meanwhile thorn is material here for many ghastly chimney-corner talcs in the shadows. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1930; SIDE GLANCES By George Clark that is too young to understand toys should not be given wooderi dolls with paint that can be sucked off, mechanical toys with sharp cutting edges, small novel- lies Hint can be easily Inhaled or wallowed. Thin paper books will not, sur! vive a month with a child under Ihree years of age. Guns, knives and similar dangerous weapons have their uses, but are hardly suitable toys even for boys as nld as 10 years. Certainly It should be unnec- |cssary to warn against open name candles for Christmas trees, In these days electricity goes everywhere. If it Is not possible to light the tree with electric lights, lights might better be avoided. ! 'MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO The Windmill Cuba M. Higdon.* This morning I decided that I would drive over (o n neighboring town, nbmil Iwcnty miles' distance, and attend lo a little business which I hud men neglecting for finite a while. •t- -r- .T. I started out,, and I was deeply engrossed in thought nnciil the impending business transaction. So much so thnt I never once noticed al what speed I was traveling until 1 had been on the road for at least nn hour. ¥ * * "Why, I should have been there by now", I said to myself, a llttlo contused. I noticed a- slgn board a little wnys out to the side o[ tho highway and It Imparted the stailllng information that I had only traveled about, four miles since starting! * >(. ,¥ "Something is s.-.;!!y wrong". I muttered as3,in to myself, tind there, certainly was. I was walk- Ing. I had forgotten (o gel Iri my car when I started! "I'm afraid the other boys would want one loo—and we have such a small apartment." 1IN6TON TIER Senator Norris Is Willing ft> Aba"- months after election. This session don Flglit of His Ovm "l»m; | has an unusually large contingent Duck" Amendment and .Support ol defeated members in both hous- thc Dan Already Approved by es and Gilford says probably 90 per the House if That Will Siicnl cent of editorial comment in the Action on Such Legislation. i country now favors eliminatinz the lly RODNEY iDUTCHER- | "lame duck" session. NEA Service Writer . j Gilford's ( .resolution, introduced WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—Srnri-' last April and approximately the tor George W. Norris of Nebraska • same thing ottered In the House Is willing to lay aside co'nsitlfn-1 in 1D28—before the famous Norris lions of personal pride in Ihe l.i-i'noll to Smith—as the "amended mcus "lame duck" amendment tt: '• Morris resolution," 'ends the terms which lie lias fought t!:cse last in j of president and vice president 0:1 years if that will help get "lame' Jan. 24 and of senators and repre- duck" legislation through this 'sss- '. "' " . . . . slon oi Congress. JOHN JAY'S BIRTH On Dec. 12, 1145, John Jay, nn eminent American jurist, was born in New York City, the son ot n wealthy merchant. Following his graduation from iolumbia College in 1704, Jay studied law in New York City and soon attained eminence In his profession. He was a delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774 and formed one of I's.e com- iiiltce of three which drew up the celebrated address to the people of Great Britain In which the 'rights of the colonies" were stated. After he had served as chief justice of New York and picsident of the Provincial Congress of New Ycrk, Jay was appointed United States minister to Spain. His real diplomatic fame, however, rests with his services at Paris, whence he had gone to join Franklin In negotiating the treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States. Jay is considered o have had a prominent share n the American side in the sign- la; of the Treaty of 1783. When he returned to New York, ay was appointed secretary or foreign affairs. Upon the or- anization of the federal govern- nent he was allowed by WasJiing- on his choice ot all the public 'dices to be filled by the presi- lent's appointment. He chose to je chief justice of the supreme ourt, which position he filled with marked dignity and ability until 795. sentatives on Jan. 4. Cohgrecs would meet at least cnce a year, The Norris constitutional anwr.d- convening on Jan. 4. If a president mcnt. as passed by the Senate oi I s ll °t chosen before the new pres- Burglars successfully looted an apartment house in Chicago recently with the aid of a monkey. Now watch others try and ape them. Then (here's thu fanner \vlio, asked how business was, replied, "Oh, jusl sow sow." Hits Congress afler passage;r,n fc-jr previous occasions, has been ignored, by the House in favor vciT-n- amendment which will both abolish "lame duck" sessions and cl°.ir up points of presidential succcs-icn. It appears' likely that this amendment, will be passed in this ."os^ion bj the House bearing -the naaic Of Congressman Charles L. GiilcrcTo! MsfsnclnisctU, chairman of the idenlial term begins or if the president-elect fails to qualify, then the vice president-elect becpnies president unlil -'the president-cleft' has qualified. Congress is empowered to make a law covering any case wher; a president and vice president- elect fail to qualify. Essentially Alike Norris proposes different dates in January, but the two resolutions committee on elections wliicli pre-1 arc essentially the same except for pared it. i the presidential succession matter Ordinarily any changes or addi- Prices of cr;gs fell to a. new season low In Chicago the other day. Probably in obedience to someone's order there to scram. To the fcicntisl who said the germ for the common cold is too small to be seen by the microscope, the .willy cynic says "Oh. don't bacilli." A dentist may be boring nt times, bill lie's usually pretty quick on Iho draw. lions desired by tile Ho;is? would be lacked onlo the Norris resolution as an amendment, the measure Ihen being sent to a conference committee which wav.ld compromise or adjust it until it was attached to the Gilford resolution. Tiie Norris resolution has passed the senate five times. II reached the House floor but once and failed get the required two-thirds vote. GifTord .says .the succession fca- lurc :s more Important than th? .wttsfaclory to both hoiisss. But "it i " lame dllck " an & c ' im if <'"e . is H rather general opinion that <lellt 0; ' vlce president, or both were the House Republican Ic.-'ders i to dl " between election time and conidn't stand seeing an amciiil- i 'n»"B»ratlon lime, "a catastrophe mcnt enter the Consti'm'--'. v'-'-'i n " sht na PPe n to our government; had been sponsored by the com- . lf Provisions had not been made pic I sly independent and constantly insurgent Norris, who bolteJ the Hoover ticket in I92S. If the House cr OiflorJ amend- j — -— OUT OUR WAY M-M- QoiTE A -/OO MADE . 'roci< A f\ Soi-DiE-R Poc\<£TS. A GAUXjR TOPPED A-V -frV SABE 1-kvTEL, HOOP MEALS ATTrt' SILO TO 905-AnjT TVI^T A SEEM - BoT f\ SOLDIER—So MlE. SOUOIERS —PoT SOMtTrilM 1 IK4 POO{ET, Of" PLACE ment is passed it will come la the Senate in the normal course of thlnqs nnd be referred lo the Judiciary Committee there, of which N»rris is chuircuan. Will Join GifTon! Tiie House apparently wanted to insult the Senate." says Nor ris. "Tiie ruling oligarchy ovcj there kept the resolution, after iL last passage, pigeon-holed lor 1C months. Now they apparently arc going to vote on their own resolu lion niu! ours will stay over there "The cniy possible objection t< incorporating llic House succes ty>rris advises Ihis writer Hint | sion clause is that it adds another il this comes lo pass, ns he ex-1 controversial iwint to the meas- ixicts. l:e will advocate the Gidord lire. T wanled to keep il simple ke- TAKES CONSOLIDATED JOB I'APILLION. Neb. t UP)—George Sieh's in the big money now George resigned recently as c!t; clerk, register of deeds, road su- >ervisor and overseer of the poo: ier» to accept a position as jani 'or oi Ihe consolidated school. MVS EGGS UKE THOSE OF A SMALL 6IRP /4ND VOBS NOT HAVE THE /.AW4L STAGES TrMT AF?E Yawning Graves Await Cleveland's Pauper Dead graves always lo be in readiness.-. The arrangements are unpretcn- '«'1 j tious, the ceremony simple: A pine'.f^ beard box, costing $18 for adults i!4 and $10 for children, is purchased : -'§ from an undertaker who receives * 'in In aciditicn a loiiall fee for his ''" services. Final rites are paid by : CLEVELAND, (UP)—Six graves always remain open at Highland Park, cerrotery, wailing (o receive the todies of thoie consigned lo a i the mortician who reads "a brief pauper's burial. j praytr while a city health officer From the charity wards in hos-1 stands by as a witness, pltals nnd from accidents on city j Lo lt ! se DeWr.ld. commissioner -of streets. Potter's Field amially draws', city cemeteries and the only woman between 40!) and 5M of Cleveland's: in the country to Inltl such a potl- r-Pnrt Thn frfiriunnrn nf K«••;»!<- I i: i .__ t _ dean. The rrcnuenry of burials mckcs It nelesiary for five and six 1 potter's Field. supervises maintenance oE • "" Dr.PaulF.McCutchen Dentist STEELE, MO. Phone 85 measure ralhcr than adopt any course which might further dc- Isv "lame duck" legislation. He i cause the important point was to abolish 'lame duck' sessions. . . "If each house passed bills which will still regard the amendment as | were alike, word for word, the bill? a final triumph for his lone light, wouldn't become a law until one Both Norris and GifTord liclicvc' had acted on the other's. So when there is now an unprecedented j the House gets through we will have popular sentiment for abolition ot a House resolution and they will ••lame ducks." Under the Consiitu- j have n Senate resolution. If lion as it now stands, members of they won't pass ours and we don't pass Congress defeated at the polls In | theirs there won't be any hyUla- Novcmbcr return here to serve the ! lion. So I'm iwrfcctly willing to ig- thrce mcnths of each short session, j nore llic insult to the Senate and I while newly-elected members can-! pass their bill if we can get II '•not sit in regular session until 131 through." Keep Children Who Are III Away from Holiday Parties BY nit. MORRIS FISIUiKIX Kdllnr. .Icarnal of tlip American Mcdicnl Association, nn:l of lissci.l. Hie llcallh Miji/iiir. A Ion- years n?o .1 CiuMmas ; .!••!;• wa3 lield in ccniicction "it.i a Sunday school. A mother. vr.o was exceedingly nnsioiis not o disappoint her chi'.rl. for.; the v!i:!rt .who .had .rr-ccmiv .had measles to take p.u b:,iiion. The child |<i:;cl:i>igc from llic | lollowlnj the Cr o:licr e'.iilrlrrn v:t'ii mei.slcs cine i!i-.:n ih!s source. in il: ccl':- sonic party. iirrtisc should be given its Christ-las celebration al home and should not be permitted to mln- 7ic with ether children until it is completely v.ell; indeed, until ;hc physician says that it is sate fcr tiie child to do so. The hygiene of celebrations n'togither n special question. The m;i'5tial excitement, the eating of vast quantities of sweets and indigestible foods, fie speeding up of all of the child's activities, the breaking up of its normal routine "The slate of Arkansas will be the subject of a radio prog fain : wbieb will be broadcast by llic Middle West Utilities System over station WENR Chicago from 9 : 00 lo 9:30 P. M. Central Standard Time Friday. December 12. "Descriptions will be given of some of the c.om- munities served by Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, one of the companies of ihe Middle West Utilities System operating in the state of Arkansas. "Station WENR operates on a wavelength of <>70 kilocycles." dow.i - ol rest nnd baling may serve lo iu- to infection troduce n series of illnesses fo!- Th; ir.ot her | lowing the holiday week that i'. ,*:. a re>.j:cn - .s.ibilny to other: yield far more worry and distress !:.;hcr.-..lo f.cc to i; thr, ;-.<>;• child j than can ever be compensated for -> not become th; MHUCC from ! by the momentary pleasure of cari- hich such cases arc spread to left celebration. '.'cr rhlldren in the c-orr.iminlly. The very choo*in? of Christmas A child who is ill or has recent- gilt* Is a matter in which hygiene recovered from an ir.Iccliotis | nmsl play some part. The" bsby "At Your Service"

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