The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1938 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 2, 1938
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(Aiik.y COURIER THE BLlfTHEVII^LE CQiURIBR NEWS • • THE COURIER, NEWS CO. H. W. H4INK5, Publisher J. GRAHAM 6UDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORR18, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Deiltes, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Bt. Loin's, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mailer at Uic post olltce at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under acl of s, October 9, 1917. Served by tho United Press SlrBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blylhevillc, 15c licr tveek, or 65o per nionth. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 7*c for Ihrcc months; by mull in iwslal zones two to six, inclu-sive, $«.so per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 l>er year, payable In advance. Some Mountain Men Find a Way Out This is a little piece about u lilllis mountain mining community in Tennessee called Wliitwcll. , Whit-well is having what looks Me a boom in comparison with what it was recently having . , . something it would have been glad to give away. This is also a piece about a com- munity'experiment . . . don't run away ... in really thoroughgoing co-operation. Stick nroimd. This editorial Jms no isms up its sleeves anywhere. Wliitwell is almost entirely dependent on the health of its coal-ininiiiK industry for the' preservation of its own well-being as a community of some 1500 souls. The coal-mining industry of Whitwell, up to a while ago, had been enduring' a kind of living death, over a period of .several months. Nobody did. any tiling about it. Then the miners got Ural of Kitting around cracking their knuckles, milch- ing an average of four gondola-loads of coal move out of town a clay, and wondering what they could do about the vacuum in their stomachs. They talked it.over, and then they went to the town's leading merchants. "We have a railroad in good working order here," they said in effect. "The railroad burns coal. Some of you boys get your goods delivered to you Ijy truck. We don't dig gasoline, we dig coal. Haul by rail, and we'll buy frojn you.; ]f you don't haul by rail, wo don't buy." The merchants didn't yell murder, they' talked it over with the .jobbers) and wholesalers. The jobbers and wholesalers didn't yell murder, they got in touch with the railroad. The outcome was that the railroad made an allowance of a few'cents a hundred, the jobbers and wholesalers granted the merchants a 2 per cent discount to allow for n difference -in •expense, and Whitwcll's cm-loadings of coal started up. Between 20 and 25 cars of coal a day were being hauled id the latest report. Whitwell's miners were getting •10 shifts on a three-day-per-weck basis, instead of the two shifts a week they had formerly had. "Why didn't we think oC it before?" the chairman of the merchants' committee exclaimed. The answer is that for sonic reason OUT OUR WAY most, of us aren't aware of our own particillur problems as parts of s larger problem till all the separate elements of that larger problem come to an impasse together. Then . . . finally . . . the ciUr.enry starts knocking at one another's doors. 'Munli' Insurance A group of students at Washington University, St. I.ouis, is peddling insurance policies which ofl'er protection against flunk ing any subject in tho curriculum. That's line, as far as it goes. But one ought to expect a, more ambitious than that from the age- group that i.s supposed to look with condescension on anything resembling a half-way measure. Why not, also: Insurance against insomnia at Monday morning classes? Insurance against forgetting, everything you went to college to learn, a month' after graduation? Insurance against remembering the things you never had the slightest use for but had to absorb in order to get a degree? Insurance against postgraduate unemployment? Tito /icid has limitless possibilities. Publication in this column of editorials from other ncwspaiwrs does not necessarily wean endorsement but is nil hcJtnoivledemcnl of interest lu (ho subjects aiBcussed. Unnecessary Traffic Signs Too many truffle signs find .signals arc actually wortc Unii] none, Illinois highway cn- Blnccrs have decided, A campaign therefore \.\ under .way over tho state for the removal of superfluous markers. There is n constant IcmpttUion for communities to Install more signals Ihnn are needed. Officials want lo give the greatest uossiblc protection to citizens, and Ihcy oflcn succumb lo the persuasions of high-pressure salesmen with new and novel devices to sell. So the Btreel-s soou are cluttered with trnllic lighUs. stop signs and warnings. TraRIc i.s slowed clown as a result. Drivers and pedestrians begin to disregard all traffic, signs. • The snme discovery \\ns made In St. Louis recently, when Ornvofs avenue .was plastered from end to end ivllh warning s l B u s for a time, until Ihc demand of distracted drivers caused their removal a feiv weeks later. -SL Louis Post-Di.spittcli. I will not write plars lo order. Once a dramatist docs lhat, hc'.s finished.—Paul Vincent Carroll, Scolch teacher who wrote u current Broadway stage success. * * * Fifty per cent of cancer in cur.iblc. but \vc arc not curing more than 15.per cent today.— Dr. Mnvy L. Lnkeman, New York Slulc Com- innmlrr of the Women's Field Army. * * * The f'residcnt ami (he Senate sponsors ot the kill (mlininLslnUtori reorganization) frankly admit lhat no reduction Of consequence in expenses or economy is niiliciimlcc!.—U. s. senator Byrtl. Virginia. By Williams HERE'S SOUR CHANGE THERE'S OWE DOLLAR — SAY, MA, MY BASEBALL IS RiFPlK)'-- AW IT'S MO GOOD AMY MORE--HERE'S AW07HER.DOU.Ae,- YOU OUGHT A SEE MV BALL GLOVE -TH' PADDIM' IS ALL COMIM' OUT.... HERE'S AWOTHEC2. BUCK, AN'-- GIVE ME ALL. OF THAT, OU1CK BEFORE YOU BREAK YOUR. 6AT.' \ SATURDAY, -APRIL 2, J SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "the boss can'l net a' ui«ht off even when his family's away. He has lo rush home now because he promised tltc servants he'd he there for dinner." THIS CURIOUS WORLD William Ferguson BV BRINGING UP BITS OP GLASS AMD STONE PROM SUBTERRANEAN LEVELS, HAVE LED THE WAV "TO VALUABLE GEM ONE OP THE RRSTT ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGISTS OF AMERJCA WAS AWARDED THE ORQas OF? 7^' y O^VOA/A/jE^y/5, BY FRANCE R A SUGGESTION/ I'AST 01' COXK T A S (' K M A11) W EI J krroluoi lie mauil-ln. IH:HI:K MANTIION—nn nrii»i tvbu lovt'd money fir*!. IHI.!>I:<:AHI»!<; THOHVALN— »fr<'k iialnlrj her iiiirtnill. I)H. HOCKHS—bu mti >il« ,uoit( UltllVUlt CUKf. <* If $ Yfaicrdny: SloKly CmiHlnmT anil Drrck nrr lirfnklng from cnch "fhrr. And Ibth our duy Hilda Hujrerxl* ihiil Ilicj- KO for a xu}- i<H» together Jato (he :nountalnN, CHAPTER XXI TN response to Hilda's suggestion Derek was on liis feet at once with one of His most winsome smiles—the perfect guest, cagey to oblige his hostess. But the glance Jie flashed at Constance was triumphant. Constance said, lier voice sweetly regretful, "U would be lovely, Hilda. But I have a letter I must write for the next mail. Perhaps I shan't i-ide this morning, either." Derek's smile set into a mold not quite so v;insome as at first; his face went red and (hen while. "Sorry," he said stiffly. "But there's some work in the studio I probably ought to attend to, anyhow." Hiltlogai-dc Thoi-valcl Rlanccd from .one to the olhci- in a hind of umiKcd exasperation, shrugged slightly, and said to the maid at her elbow, "You may tell Miguel to take the horses back, Rosita." I won't have him handed to me on u platter, Constance thought. How delighted lie was to 5 have it al! made so easy for him! . . . That's the trouble with Derek; he's loo willing lo get things the easy way. . . . But I needn't have been EO smug. A few minutes later she was hidden in (he library, indulging in a few remorseful tears when Mark Rogers came in. "Well, is this tho way you write letters?" he asked, lifting a quizzical eyebrow. Then at sight of her tempestuous face, he added with an unaccustomed gentleness, "Anything the matter?" "It's my nose," Constance said between tears and a wicked impulse to startle him for once. "Your—what?" . . . Definitely she had his attention now. "My nose. Perhaps you haven't noticed, but I've Just cut it ofl— to spite my face. And it's begin- ninR (o hurt." "Humph!" he said musingly. He Kal down on the edge of. a table, his bands in his pockets, and loukcrt at her with a curious blooding behind his steady brown gaze. "It was necessary," Constance told him, "for my general -well- being. Isn't (hero something in the Bible about plucking things out? . . . Doctor Rogers, how did you fee! the firsi time you performed a major operation?" "Feel?" he repealed absently. "Oh—sick as the devil. Lost my dinner, as a matter of fact." He continued to watch her thoughtfully for a moment, his hands in his pockets, whistling gently to himself. * * * |?INALLY he went on, "The trouble with operations is that so often people only imagine they're necessary. I had a patient once who was sure she had something growing inside of her. She insisted she'd had il for years. I was sure after I examined her thai she didn'l have any growth —or much of anything else wrong. Finally it leaked out, that when she was a child, slie'd swallowed a peach seed, and some fool had .old her it would grow. She hadn't Men conscious of recalling the incident for years; but somewhere i) that mysterious region we call the subconscious, the idea of rowth had persisted. As soon as she realized what was behind her symptoms, the pain stopped. . . . Pains," he finished, arching one eyebrow at her, "arc tricky things. They even hang around sometimes "ong after the real trouble is wuled. . . . You've got to have more than a pain before it's wise :o operate." "I wonder." Constance -stood very still, remembering a great tiany aspects of her feeling :oward Derek for the past weeks. . . A few months ago, Derek had been to her a radiant young god vho could do no wrong. Now—- Vcis there really nothing left but pain? Mark Rogers gol up from the able and stood, looking dosvn al icr for a moment gravely, as if c were going to say something Tioi-e. Then he smiled a wry little >mile, shook his head, and turned iway. Well, anyhow, she thought, hat's the first time for weeks (hat ic's really looked at me as if he :aw me. She watched him go down the corridor with a sense of loneliness ,he was at a loss to account for. But somehow the brief talk had •ested and steadied her, as she lad sometimes been steadied by a walk in a bracing wind. He is something like a fresh vind, she thought. He nifTlcs you up a bit sometimes; but when he gels behind and pushes, he ccr- oinly helps. * * * PIGHT weeks had\ passed; and -*- 1 still George Thorvald con- inued lo ask for Constance; and lis father and sister appeared to take it for granted that E he would ' not leave so long as he needed her. It had all been easier after those in the portrait lo the exclusion of all other interests—as he always was in his work when it was going well. And the portrait was goi nK \vell now. Constance was glad. Since lh» success of that portrait was the thing Derek seemed to want most she wanted him to have that. Hildeg.irdo's attitude toward him seemed to have changed. Instead ot treating him as she had seemed to al first, with just the degree p"\ hospitable solicitude she might! have accorded lo any chancfc guest, she began lo spend hours witli him in the sludio even when she was not posing for him. Sometimes she sang to him while he worked, accompanying herself on the piano she had had moved to the studio for him—the strange, barbaric songs she loved so much. After tho first eight weeks, George Thorvalrt's recovery began to be as rapid as it had been slow before. Constance was puzzled and sometimes a little embarrassed fo find him watching her with a strange expression in his pain- hollowed eyes. Several times since lie had grown stronger there were times when he seemed about to say .something but despaired of ;i suitable beginning. Once or twice she had caught the nvirses watching them with covert speculation. One day, when she was chatting- outside the door of the sickroom with Miss Wilcox, Dr. Rogers came up with a cheerful, "Well, how's the patient this morning?" "Well, Doctor," Miss Wilcox are/ swercd, "he's reached the staoB when they always fall in love with! the nurse. . . . Only," she finished, with a sidelong glance at Constance, "f have a premonition that my nose is going to be out of joint this time." Dr. Rogers said after an instant in which he looked not entirely pleased, "But 1 understood IliaC that aspect of the case was alt neatly taken care of in the bc- 1 inn ing." "Oh, yes?" said Miss Wilcox on a faintly rising inflection as she turned away. The next day, while Constance- was reading aloud to the patient, as she often did now, with what she considered one of her outstanding impersonations of Miss Wynne as the sympathetic nurse, 3corge Thorvald interrupted her in the midst of a sentence. "There's something I've been ?oin£ to say f to you for a longtime," he began abruptly. "You might ;is well hear it now, because I can't go on this way any longer. 1 ' (To Be Continued) tO •• . ^~ — - - • • •—* / - / \ • A ^o" r -~-r - NT'^ OR FRANCE HAD BEEN 7/rV ft '>*> RUINED BV AN INSECTT \ f AND RJLEV SUGGESTED WAT ^ ^_, THEV BE REPLACED WITH AMEf3JC4fr VINES THAT WERE: HARD&Vte TO ITS CHARLES Valentino Rj| 0 y H - ns , )om ,,, i^),,,, „„„ cam( , (o Amcj . icu at the age of sovenleen, with onl.v a stout heart and a rcnwrtabte uudorstandmg of insects, lie was one of (he first government worfc- eis in (he field of entomology; and |,c Ictl a successful fifilit uoth insects and unwise legislation. NKXT: -Why ll/.arils lose their tails. The Family Doctor easily by many different emotions or activities. These spasms of tl>e facial muscles may be sudden and, in fact, lass so quickly that they arc like i streak of lightning Sometimes hey may alfcct only ihc little nuscles around the eye. Occasion- illy, however, they may afiect the argc muscles of the jaw or one intirc side of the face. This type of spasm .seldom affects children. It usualy begins ificr the age 35 ami affects wo- ncn more often than men. * * » There arc .so many different causes of spasms that it is hardly worth while lo list them. That fact, however, makes it desirable in each instance lo have a sufficiently extensive study of the case so thai treatment may be applied to the specific cause. If the cause can tic located in the infection of the tce'lh. disease of the sinuses or some growth af- fcctihg the bones or nerves of the fnre. it can be eliminated. If. however, it ciin not be located easily, it is still possible lo bring about re- Thorough Stud of Usuall (No. i'JIM BV Illl. MOKKIS HSIIKKIN Kditor. Journal of tlir American Association, and of Ilv*c!», the Health MiijaAinc A spasm Is nuy sudden convulsive contraction of a muscle that occurs without any indication en the part >f tho person nHeeled. Almost every one has suffered al one time or another with a spasm. For instance, sudden chilling of the body after swimming may bring about ;i spasm uf tr:c musric.s. In certain conditions in which there is hardening of ihe arteries with a diminishing of tile circulation (o ponions of the body there may be .sudden involuntary contractions ol the muscles In those portions. Sometimes the contraction of u muscle mny be so sudden arid severe as Rctimlly lo hriii,- about pain. It the person will rc'st for n few minutes or more, he then finds thnt tie Is n5le to wait; a^nin. bill later another attack nuy force him to stop ngtiin. In some ciucs there HIT serious conditions inside the nervous system which result in spasms that ve- iwat themselves n^sin nml again and which go on for ,\o lon^ a (mic thai Ihcy nctuaUy colislilutc :\ definite disease. £l«sms nrc not lo lie contused will) wliat "t'c called I to. arc spasms which occur ss n result of a habit. The spasms here ron- «kfcrcd arc instead (he rcaill of definite -changes In the nerves, muscles and blood supply. Among Ihc most common of al 1 siiasms are those affecltns the lace Tlil.s Is probably due to' the fact Hint the muscles of the face arr ciisily movable anfi also due tc- the fact lhal they arc nftccled lief by the \isc of various drugs which tend to lessen the sensitivity. 11 is possible also by surgical operations or by injections ol' various substances to block the nerves Ihat are involved and thus to bring about relief from the most serious symptoms. Holland News A WPA garden project has been started lo benefit (he luidcniour- ishcr school children. A seven acre plot of ground was donated by Mr. L. Berry, and a crew of ten women iind two men are employed. Mrs, John Slory is Foreman ot the project. Word was received this week of Ihc marriage of Johnny Manning, ol Roswell. New Mexico, who was formerly of here. He was married to .\fiss Edriiim Johnson, of Ros- wcll, where they plan to make their home. An ice cream soda contains no Gosnell News ' Mrs. R. L. Maxwell read the devotional from the 21st- chapter" of Luke at Ihc meeting of the ladies' Aid of the Ciosnei! Methodist church Thursday nilernoon when seven members and , one visitor were present. Six new members were added to the group at this meeting. Prayers were oflcrcd by Mrs. M. E. Cook and Mrs. J. J. Grear Bride of 1882 Keeps Pound Wedding Cake STEVENS POINT, Wis. (UP>-^Mrs. Augusta Lulz, .74, decided'on licr wedding day 56 years ago that i having her wedding cake to trcas- i lire through the ' years would be [ better thnii eating- it. It was^j pound cake, made In six pyrainitiHM layer.s with the tiny figure of/aj bride on top. She has preserved ilsf original splendor by encasing It in glass. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople Announcements Itie Courier News lias Men authorized lo make formal announcement, of the follov.-ina candidates for public office, subject to the Democratic primary August 0. For County Treasurer H. U (BILLY) GAMES Kor Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County Court Clerk T. W. TOTTER t'nr County Tax Assessor W. W. (BUDDY) WATSO.V .BRYANT STEWART for County a ud rrobatr. .Tud&e HOYLi; HENDERSON for Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS For C'nunly Representatives W, W. FOWLER The Courier News has been authorized to make formal announcement of (.1 1C following candidates for city offices Rl the Bljthevlilo municipal election April 5. l-'or City Clerk MISS RUTH BLYTHB 1'or Ciiy Attorney ROY E. NELSON lur lirst Wnrri .Mclcrm.ui JfKS WHITE: S, C, (SAM) OWENvS HE TOOK A BITE ' CLEAR TH'GAG IS PRETTY LA.TE/ PROFESSOR, BUT APRIL, f POOL A REFRIGERATOR PBC7PL6R IF HE LIVED OKI THAT \'>'{ IM AM IGLOO/ UOT TO TRUST ; :>. 1 EM, , PROCESSOR =. ' ' / tt

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