The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 28, 1938
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Foi <ARkj MONDAY, MARCH 28, THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE3, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor 6AMUEli P. NORMS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc.-. New York, Chicago, Detroit,' St Louis, • Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second class matter at the post oillce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 3, 1957. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION .RATES By carrier in the City of BlylheviHo, 15c per week, or 65c per moi>th. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six flionths, 75c for tlirce months; bv mall In postal zones two to six, inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and claht, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. . Complete The Stadium- Gymnasium Fund A concerted effort will be made by local civic clubs Tuesday to complete sale of sufficient certificates of indebtedness to assure continuance of work oil. the Blythevillc high school athletic stadium and the beginning of construction on the gymnasium, which will adjoin the central section of the stadium, About half of the amount originally sought as the community's contributing share of expense of the Works Progress Administration project remains to be raised. Roughly certificates, or "baby bonds", to the amount of §5,000 must be sold if the dual project is to be completed. The total cost of the stadium and gymnasium will be around §'15,000. •, While the• stadium will fill a definite need, the gymnasium will probably ultimately be of greater benefit to the school. It will not only fill a long felt need for a basketball court but will give adequate space for a systematic physical education that the school has not^ had in the past. It will alleviate • some of the overcrowding of buildings already used and allow use of more space in the senior high school building for classrooms. Successful completion of the project may, therefore, be more far.reach- ing than appears at first glaijpc. Jt might relieve the 'necessity.^ of axUti- tional construction by the school district in the near future with the subsequent passing on of the burden to taxpayers in one form or another. Only sale of the certificates, bearing no interest, 'but to be retired from a share of football and basketball gnme receipts annually, can supply'the funds urgently needed at this timfe. Anti-Nazi Nonsense Childish and ill-considered were the complaints of anti-Nazi's against the two swastikas which were built into the•; powerhouse smokestack of New York hospital long before Adolf Hitler made the swastika Germany's national symbol. As a result of the criticism, the hospital will spend $1000 to remove Ihe swastikas, which are near the top of the 335-foot chimney and are rarely noticed by passersby. The symbols were built into the smokestack merely to relieve the monotony of the expanse of brick'and with no thought of iheir representing any political belief or principle. In a world where civil liberties are generally considered archaic remnants of an outmoded philosophy of government, Amerjcii has scrupulously preserved the rights of the individual. Those rights can best be retained by sensible use on the part of all. This most recent anti-Nazi outcry in Now York City was anything but sensible. SIDE GLANCES By George dark Aimless Daring More than a few statesmen, business leaders and politicians ought to be told the story of Al Lastinger, of Lakeland, Via. Lastinger is an 18-year-old youth who likes to sail—the farther the better, lie has courage. He has daring. (The two are not quite the same thing.) Young l;Mstingcr .set sail from Tampa's harbor a short time ago, bound for Italy. lie set sail in an 18-foo't boat. Eleven days after his departure ho was picked up by another vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, a considerable distance south and west of his point of embarkation, Lastinger was only .semiconscious, nearly dead from the effects of exposure to the sun. He told his rescuers later that he had contemplated shooting himself, but that something, despite his agonies, had made him hold on. lie had lost consciousness 'many times, he said. Lastinger sailed in the wrong direction. Ho know where ho wanted to go, but lie didn't keep his bearings. He thought he was heading straight for his original objective, and he kept right on heading for some place, but it turned out not to be the place he started for at all. w^ i* ' THI DOCTOR COWAN 'The minute he can ;rn back (o work, Doctor, I want you tn (ell me." THIS CURIOUS WORLD % William Ferguson I have become'iised'to f25' ; ii "month. 1 Such a salnry probably would IK too rich tor my blood.—T. J. .Harrison, Pryor, Okln., mayoi, in refusing a $400 n month job. * * * America's workmen cat ji lot of cliccse, col- Icctlvjcly, when they arc working.—Ralph Wcn- gcr, general manager of a cheese company. * * * The threat to American democracy docs not come from abroad so much as it comes (roin within.—Dr. Luther Gulick, director of the Institute of Public Administration. * * * Save your health in your 20's; you will have good need of it in your 30's.—Alice Bllnn of the Ladies' Home Journal to 450 Cornell women .students. » * * There Is no harm In playing bridge ncsr se. The moral Issue comes when n woman spends nil afternoon playing bridge and then rushes home and feeds her husband on caftned soup. —Dr. John W. Rustlti, Methodist pastor of Washington,' D. C. * * • To go oflt oil n war-preparing spree and go navy crazy. Is to gel into war.—Maury Maverick, U. S. Representative from Texas. ON THE: SURFACE OF A STREAM. t, . CAST OP CHARACTERS < r COJVKTANCB H/AII)WELI>- •eroiijvi the Ktnnd-l<i. DIllibK BIAN'l'JlOtf—*B «r<Ut VMn luvrd tuun^x flrHl. HIMIKGAHIJH THOHVALD— Derek iialnln) kcr uortmll. 1H«. HOUEIW—be met fell molt difficult cur. j t * * 1 Te.ttrdj.ri An » .(nnj-ln for fniuliltt Wrnur, Connie .pend. ker flr»l day at die Thorv.ld much. Advl.cJ lly tin- doctor not Io fake ber ncllnir ti>u gerlouBly* <'o»nle If tilioiK |o rcplr natb- l»«lr wken he .pcak« again, CHAPTER XVI "VOU committed Miss Wynne to a rather large slice of humble pie, didn't you?" Dr. Rogers went on, his eyes coolly amused or>- hers. "I wonder whether she'll accept her dismissal so gracefully jn her own person." •> His 'quizzical look faded, and he said with an abrupt resumption of brisk, professional concern, "You're terribly tired, aren't you? Now I think you'd better go to your room and let me arrange to have your dinner sent up. Thei go right to bed and get a good night's rest." Constance's lip curled in angry amusement Rest. When, some- wherc in the house was Derek. 'And so 7»mcli to be said between tfiem. He was going on, "I shouldn't be surprised—" but Constance interrupted with dangerous smoothness, "You are about to say that you wouldn't be surprised if L had another difficult day ahead of me?" * * * CUDDENLY all the resentments and frustrations of the day flared up in a need to thrash about and hit out at some one. "You don't miss a single detail, do you, Doctor? Life to you is an orderly pattern of nurses and obedient patients who trot off to bed when you send them, so that at dawn they may be up and doing—nice and adult, the way you like them." "I was about to say," lie said sliflly, "that I shouldn't be surprised if you wondered why Miss Thorvald hadn't shown up yet. I have an idea she's going to be annoyed with me tomorrow; but as a matter of fact, I have given orders that she must sleep as long as she can, because—" "Don't tell me why. I know already," Constance cut in, her voice rising recklessly in a kind • of triumphal chant, "because she's - likely to have a difficult day tomorrow." ' She was rolling on now with the rising tide of hysteria, without a chance of stopping herself, even i£ she had cafed to try. "I suppose," she rushed on, 'that every evening when you're :hrpugh playing'with your tunny iittlo test tubes, you say to the squirmy things in them, 'Now just stop wriggling, my dears, and set;le down for the night, because—•" "Will you get into your room and keep quiet"—with an apprehensive glance toward the door of the sick room, he advanced swiftly upon her—"or am I going to have to carry you in and hold you down in a tub o£ warm water?" -because,'" Constance brought out on a high, triumphant note before he smothered her hysterical mirth against the shoulder of his coat, " 'you may have a difficult day tomorrow.'" He picked her up unceremoniously, carried her into her own room, and closed the door. For a few moments she laughed uncontrollably; then laughter gave way to tears. Wrenching herself free from his arms, she dropped face downward upon the bed, and sobbed as if trying to release, in a few brief minutes, the pent-up tears of, the last month. * • * WHEN it was over, she looked " up with a defiant, shame! aced stare to find Mark Rogers itanding over her, his eyebrows raised, his hands in his pockels, lis lips pursed in a thoughtful vhislle. "Well," lie said grimly, "you ivin. You're a belter doctor than I am, Gunga Din. . . . You knew what you needed, and you went ind did it. ... I wash my hands of i'c-u. Go to bed when you get damn good and ready." Nevertheless, Constance's dinner was served in her room that night, and there she ate it. the incredible lack of subllely o these naive Gringos. When Constance glanced dowr at flic sealed envelop in her haruij; she thought she understood. Thij envelope was one o£ the kincj Derek habitually used—as they servant must have 'Jjnown—hac- used ever since she had knowr him. She thought, How childish o, Derek — and hou> utterly like him But what possible difference couW it make if the whole house ^ he had written her a nolol "Connie, dear," Derek r "Back of the house is a grove o fruit trees. I will be there a eleven. The servants will havi gone to bed by that time." « * * A ND what, Constance wondered 1/1 had the bedtime of the Thorvald servants to do with her? Then she remembered the linv Derek had stolen up to her apart ment after midnight bringing th I news of Ernest Thorvald's fn's jl visit to his studio—and some sand- jl wiches and a bottle of Amonlilladi -T to celebrate the event—absurdlj'jL secret about, it all, boyishljiij riumphant over having eluded thijJ uriosity of the .second-floor back! I . . Derek was incurably romantic!' I Constance laughed, threw arj|;l ivening wrap over her entirely re-; I peclable lounging pajamas, ancj j lipping silently through the sleep-J; ng house, hurried toward the;, rove. ' I The moon was high and unbe-| ievably white, lighting the dis-} ant mountains with mystery ancj'l flooding the valley with magic—hi etching the vines about the l\puscj n dense black lacework aliin$>" he creamy walls, while eaclwa'v flower stood out in startling relief(' As Constance sped along tha Slip spent the evening hoping at every movement in the hall outside that it would be Derek coming Io find her. It was very late, however, when a knock sounded at her door. When she opened the door, one of the Mexican servants stood outside with a note. The seiior Manthon, the man said, had told him that Ire ama de la casa. wished this letter given to the Senorifa. "But I don't understand," Constance said. "Who—" "La senorita Thorvald, the scitor told me," the man explained with a half smile. "In English la ama de Id. casa iss mcstress off: the "ousc." v Something in his look ^s turned away—somethirig'furiive— puzzled and irritated Constance. 1 was as if he were secretly amuset —tolerantly indulgent—as a Span iard and a man of the world, a fragrant hedge bordering the rear! I of the grounds, the sense of Hvingi'l in a dream that had been with hei, * throughout the unpredictable hap-! penings of the last twenly-fou>).| :iours still held her. It seemed the result of some; I strange miracle, after all these' weeks of hoping and doubting andj | almost despairing, that within few minutes she was to be with! Derek again—without either oi] them having lifted a finger to bring it about.. .. WtihovCDerek'il having lijtcd a finger to bring if about, she remembered, soberly. Perhaps it was having to remember that which gave her this troubling sense of.unreality, as ii she had'been handed a treacherous fairy' gift, which might vanish at her first attempt,to touch it. Then she saw Derek waiting fpfi her, and forgot everything .c"~"' the joy of his nearness. {To Be Continued)' ing machines arc used while peo- cases are made with insufficient pic sit in the water and become roam for even a woma's tiny foot merely punches a hole in the an swer he Ihinks is correct. tF THe-HAIR ON YOUR-HEAD DIO NOTj FALL OUT, IT WOLJLQ <SROW TO A LENGTH OF ABOUT ^O IN -7-2 YEARJS. when there Li ice and snow. THE basilisk is believed to be the only lizard capable of running on water. This seemingly incredible feat is accomplished by. th S|>ecd with \rhich the creature travels.- Using Us long- tail as a rudder, the lizard skills'itself across (he water in much the same way that a rock is hurled along on Ihe ' water surface. It doesn't have time io sink. ;-" Nt'XT: Irpiv goldfish lilnycd a part in the World War. astonished at how much agony can* and the stairs from the porch to j when Joachim grades the pa the sidewalk become a menace I pers he puls each one in a fram and closes the lid. Ten tiny electri lights flare up, one for each o, lion. Blue lighls indicate a correc answer, incorrect answers light re bulbs. The pupil is satisfied, bee a (is the machine plays no favorites. ' ^ Toledo Starts Campaign For Big Convention Ha OUT OUR WAY By Williams The Family Doctor T. M. I. P»L Ot. be produced by a household current under these circumstances. Bathroom heaters throw out poisonous fumes of gas when inadequately supplied with vents or flues. In the medicine cabinet poisons arc left in open bottles and razor blades catch careless fingers. « * s In the kitchen many of the hazards arc multiplied by the fact that there is a slippery linoleum floor, that the heat of Ihe gas stove is a constant menace and •that lye, cleaning . fluids, coal oil, gasoline and similar dangerous substances arc improperly stored away. Modern interior decorating lias done some terrible things Io stairs. They are made without handrails. They are covered with loose ends of rugs or slippery treads. Chil- answers of true and false or yes dren lenvc toys and play upon the btairs. The steps into the base- nent. may be wholly without light- Many Arc I ho Dangers SAY/ 1 TO "THIMK OF MAvJOR. STOOD •TH' PROFESSOR'S WIG OM EDGE WHEKI HE PULLED TH' BLANKET OFF THAT IUSPECTOR GA<3 AMD SENT IT FOR A TRIAL. ttUKJ I SOMETHING WAP 2 , "THAT WOULD START IF TH' l?u^^^AV' •SHOUUP 6UILT WOULD DISAPPEAR/ "FOR AMOS HOOPU== •* Thai Lurk in llic .Home [NO -185) BY 1)«. MOUIIIS K1SHHE1N Kriilnr, Journal of the American Medical Association, and nf Hygcia, Ihe Health Magazine People commonly indicate that omeonc is exceedingly well cared or by pointing out that he is'"safe home." Now strangely the lig- rcs show that more people arc urt at home every year than nirt on streets and highway 1 ;, in ndiulrial plants or in other places. Cue person dies every H niln- tes In the United States as a re- ult of an accident at home. In the living room people n polished floors, and rtu over rugs that curl at the edges Children leave loy trains, blocks narblc-s and oilier toys out In I hi niddlc of (he door. Open lire, ilaces toss Lot sparks far out inti iie; middle of the room and furnl ture moved from its accustomci place catches an unwary shin o the tip it ihe careless toe. • * V III the bedroom children roll ou of bed, get smothered tn the crib or get suflocaled by some careless adult who has taken them in be to keep Uictn quiet while Uiey ar crying. Women stand on chair telephone tooks, dresser tops an thaky ladders to fasten curtail and drapes. In the bathroom is where the trouble r«nlly begins! People slcp Into walcr that is much loo lioi and BCI burned before they can Ed out, They gel under the shower curtains and turn on the hot water, getting a Jet of live steam cforc they can get the heal ttirn- d oft. The bottom of the bathtub slippery enough without the piece f soap to afd the sliding feet. Porcelain handles on water fix- ircs break and puncture the hand. Electric switches, vibrators and tly- Robot Grades School Tests For Teacher WICHITA, Kas. (UP) — When the school day is over and the pupils at Central Intermediate School BO home for the clay, Carroll Joachim, vocational electricity teacher, goes home, too. Joachim isn't bogged down by. TQLEDO <UP) _ A proposed™ m Inrlfmvi nf rtrn^liTUr nvo llttnn T Inll *-•«-• ••' •-- II the tedium of grading examination papers. He used his electrical tal- cnts to perfect a robot which grades the papers for him, thus saving him about cigiit hours of work each week. The machine is used in checking and no tests. Joachim places 10 questions on a sheet and draws circles containing two answers ad- downtown convention hall has bd approved by business and civic tcrests. During the last year, 300,000 entertained 76 and about 22,000 visitors. The To Jedo Convention Bureau report that maiiy large national gather ings carrying exhibits could be ob taincci if more adequate hall faclllj ng. To save space circular stair- jaccnt to the questions. The pupil ties were provided. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoop Announcements •The Courier News lias been horlzed to make formal announcement of the following candidates 'or public office, subject to the Democratic primary August 9. For County Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) OA1NES For Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County Court Clerk T. W. POTTER For County Tax Assessor W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON BRYANT STEWART For County and Probate Judge DOYLE HENDERSON For Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORF-I3 For County Representatives W. W. FOWLER The Courier News has been authorized to make formal announcement of tho following candidates for city offices at the Blythevllle municipal election April 5. For City Citrk MISS HUTU BLYTHE Tor City Attorney ROY E, KELSON For First Ward /Ud«i'W»M .JESS WHITE S. C. ISAM) OWENS COP* V V. T.M.MC.u.a.'yir. *-*«' /

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