The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 25, 1939
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FOU1 BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS TH^OOrjROR HIWB OO. 8. W. BAINKS, Publkber ', ' J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL >, 'NORRIB, Advertising Manager , , Arkuuu DiiHes, Inc. New York, Chicago, Detroit, 6t Loula, DtUw, Kanm City, Memphlf. Publjihed Byiry AfUnwon Except 'Sunday Entered' as 'wcond' class mailer «t the pott- ofltc^ »t.,<BlyUicv!lle, Xrkansai, • under net of 'Opn'gress,''October 8, 1917. ' ' Served by the 0nlted Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ot Blythevllle. 16o pet week, or 65o per month. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, »3.00 per year, »1.50 for six months, 70o for three months; by mall In postal zones two to £lx Inclusive, IS 60 per year; In zones seven 1 and eljlit, 110.00 per year, payable in advance. /)o JFe Want The "Good Old Days?" A news story in Monday's Courier News (iboiil (he county health unit's war on malaria rc-enipliiisi/cs the need this agciicy of our county government has fillet! since its advent. While sonic of us arc inclined to express a desire to go Iwck to "tlie good old days" few of us really want the "good, old days" with all their faults as well as "good" points. It was only a few years ago Hint many people looked upon a county health unit physician or nurse wilh frank .suspicion. It is a credit to (his humanitarian agency that it lias won over the most skeptical and many of its •reluctant cli- enls of the early days of its existence now are its most avowed supporters. It takes more than medical skill or knowledge to overcome the obstacles that faced such an organization. • Hiir- riers of prejudice and years of inborn resentment had to bo broken down and patience and persistency were essential pvipie <nmlities, then, as now, of those 1 engaged in Die battle for health. Other diseases such as typhoid fever, smallpox and the dread malady tuberculosis have been checked through im- mmnV.aKon and clinical programs, Malaria will eventually be beaten back though the typography of the section makes a united attack on the carrier mosquito essential. We are prone to accept as commonplace now the agencies whose services have contributed so much to our advancement. Bui it is realization of services such as the county health unit contributes that makes the cry of the "good old days" sound somewhat shallow. Ham Drivers We Americans usually take pride in our skill and familiarity with our automobiles. But nevertheless, 'J. Slaii- nart! Baker, traffic safety consultant for the National Safety Council, thinks most of us are "hams" at the wheel. We never really learn the principles of driving a car, he says. We just pick it up "by car," from what we nole others doing. The result: drivers who fail to get into the proper lane before turning, drivers who straddle lanes and pay no attention to the rights of others, drivers who zoom out of parking position at the curb without looking to sec who is coming up behind, drivers who gabble with others in the car, fail to watch the road, and fail to signal wilh any decisiveness, driver's who disregard the first and 'simplest principles of operating an automobile. Have you been driving a car for 20 years, and do you think you know all about it? Mayljc you're a ham driver, at that. JOven long-oxperiencpd drivers would do well to check themselves once in » while for disregard of ,Uie basic principles that must be observed if I h e streets and roadu are to be safe. Drying Up Mexico 1'rohibilion by presidential decree has been placed in effect in many industrial towns and areas in Mexico. Our natural interest in how well Hitler can make it work in Germany is now augmented by an interest in seeing how Cardenas can make it, ivoi'k' in Mexico. The lands expropriated from their former owners and given to the jieas- anls in ojidal communities are now dry as far as alcoholic beverages are concerned, though improved irrigation remains a goal. Thus the cjido peasants will have learned a lesson that the whole world is slowly—and sometimes painfully— learning: Governments do not give anything for nothing-. They take pay for their gifts in an increased measure of control over lite gifts and the receivers of the gifts. This is not iingcneroiisnefjs on' the 'part of governments. It must be so. The Mexican government now has a direct interest in, and responsibility for, lite communal farms of Mexico. It is ihc government's daiico, and the government calls the tune—in this case a dry one. Place to Loaf The No. 1 idea of the summer is that of Thomas K. Pratt, retired railroader of Palmyra, Mo. His idea of retirement is to loaf, and nobody can quarrel with that. But where I'rwlt lias it on the rest of the loafers is this: he went to work and lilted aip a downtown office in. which to do his lo'ating. He lilted it up with a desk., papers, filing cabinets full of old pictures and mementoes, and a jug of drinking water. There, he sits, seven hours a day, loafing. When old friends want to loaf wilh him, they come to his office and loaf. They don't bother people who waul to work. They don't get. under their wives' feet, They .just loaf. The trouble with loafers is that they gel in the hair of people who are working. By setting up an office specifically and exclusively devoted to loafing, Thomas Pratt has done his share toward solving one of Ihe world's greatest problems, and should be awarded some ,kind of a medal, preferably made of solid gold. At (Ills stage ol (lie session nothing creates cnUiuslnsiri.—Senator Hartley, majority leader. II Congress deserts tlie building trade unions, 1 suggest \vc strike every government job in the country ami not lei n wheel move on any job In \vhlrh the . sbvernmenl has an interest. —Hugh Van Aradale. Electrical Workers Brotherhood. TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1930, I SIDE GLANCES by Cafbraith • SERIAL STORY," GHOST* DETOUR BY OBEN ARNOLD '' ''John :brought some work home from the office. We'ro all slaying up Iqjiighl unlil we get il finished." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William. ^Ferguson LAVS ONLV OA/Cf', BUT ITMAV LAV AS AAANY As A GROWING JNJ A WHEAT t=IEXJD WOULD BE f . s f <§AN A -FOX - CLIMB TREES MNS\VER: Gray foxes climb (rees readily although not cxpert- y. Many of Ihcrivoro run down by'dogs, however, \yilhov\l making an attempt to save themselves'by climbing. The red fox docs not climb, except to walk up a slanting tree trunk. _NEXT;^JHow do earthworms'.Kelp develop land area's?' Surgery Patients Form "Order of the Short Rib" ANN ARROR, Mich. <W)— Pa- llenis at University hospital ha>'C Organized a Michigan chapter ;of one of the mart exclusive societies :in the Unilcrl Slates: tlie Mystic .Order of Ihe Short Rib. The membership requirement is slid and painful. It-consists of surgery known;as thoracoplasly, in- volving Ihe removal of ribs for a delicate .lung operation to relieve pulmonary tuberculosis. Survivor/ arc eligible for life membership. The Order of 'the Short nib was organized two years ago at' the Montana slate sanitarium, un;l expanded 'through the United States and Canada. Us aim is the readjustment of patients newlj discharged from sanitariums. Read Courier News want arts. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplo THIS BASEBALL IS JUST ABOUT GOT M& FED UP-- IT'S ALL "Howls •>DUR. ARM TDAV ? HOW TO, VOL) 1HWK. TB' CAWE'Ll ccwit OUT TALLUS STUFF LI C,E THW. . „ WHEM THEY WAMT TO TALK FISHN', HLWTW', ER OTHER. .SPORTS, THEY TALK TO SOMEBODY ELSE 7-1 TOM 1 T LIKE THIS B&W ISOLATED TO 6ASEBAU. HEARD A60UT SMUFPY AM ~tW. /AMOR ?THE AWAY TO A PUDDLE IWTHE WOODS FOR A VACATIOM .' SCWESODY CAL'ciHT A .VIWWCW TM.eRS TME VEAR MC COR JACK UVEWTED THE HARVESTER, SO "THEY CALL it CATFISH COVE ' THAT'S PROOF Y>/OH, 1VE ALVU5 ^ OF SUCCESS- WWAWTEDTODO . THAT.' 6UT I'M DO VDU WJOW WHAT OUR. EAUKER. SMDULD UME TO DO? WE'FJE GOISJ' w TIM'S cousiu AL'S COJVS'RTISLE CCOP5TMAT US WITH MOMHY i-lE WOU OW <rooL1D3E("-TMERE's FIVE TO ' FROM IT AlA FOR BUM ACBOSS TH OM 1 TH' RODS HOW OO VOti KNOW V.'HSU IT'S TIMS To TAKE A VACATlOKJ, MEED A GUIDE V1S<XR AS AS WE WEED CORU PLASTERS TORRID TEMPERATURE OUR CITY SVlLL BS ATEp.'"-HM<-kAPp[ IP V6u B WEEC3 A CO,\\PAWIOVJ OR GUIOS T. MIGHT CGMSIDKR =1 THE - OF UMPOLOIKK5 PAPES? GETS YOU DOiVU -•...^mwi^i' »T^*asJXVfK.i "•<<t',>/, tl i/t* U MERET ISN'T AUVAVS ROW ANVSS1TOO SOOU Vc»lcrd»yi Kr.nklln fttckt fli'Ki'riirJiif* «nA flua« Iboic In ike Cioldcrc'iil ImDk lire (ho*c oJ C»rt UiitiU, hank roblicr, tx-cbilvioi. I'rauklln hurrleu liuck to Ciold- i-rr»l (o until bis co-ivofkem. He ilum not Itll Ike «ieria of kin dlucovery. , CHAPTER X '[^HE wail would have been frightening it it had been heard on Broadway in daylight, but here in a SO-year-old ghost town by darkness it was positively forrify- ing. "Ho-se-lee!" murmured Christine, tremulously, grasping her friend's arm. J3oth girls sal tense for a long moment, listening, staring. The jail dungeon remained a black splotch on the hillside, but shortly after Hie wnil came a new sort of noise. This time it was a thumping and a guttural melange of voices as of men laboring under stress. Claiili! Something heavy struck Ihc. jail's metal bars. Somebody cursed. "Dick's in there!" Uosclee breathed. "Dick! . . . In there!" Of one accord the girls got to their fed and'started toward the place, half walking, half running, fearfully, anxious,yet afraid. Splat! Plop and -thump and heave and groan—the sound now was distinctly that ,o£ men fighting. The girls stood as if 'spellbound, peering inside Ihc jail doorway, not daring to enter but unable to leave. : They could see 'nothing in the darkness but the noises made a vivid picture themselves. For one thing Dick Bancroft's words began to become intelligible in snatches. ' "O . . . kay . . . brother . . . you . . . unh! . .. you . . . asked for it . . . now ... now you're . . .gonna . . . GET it!" * * * "pHE "gel" was punctuated by what must have'been-a hard fist blow. Instantly'came a quick stap-slap-slap as of footsteps, and a crash into a wall. Iron gfillwovk rallied. Dust too was now floating even to the outer door of the jail. It must have been Dick vyho had got in that bard blow. After the grillwork clanged, comparative quiet reigned for several seconds. The girls coulii hear' sounds o£ breathing, almost' a ' gasphig in fact. But the commotion at leas* was «nd.ed. ; . "Oouw, you're ... breaking M" : This outcry was from ;t mari obviously 'tn intense 'pain. They did not recognize the voice. ''.-'' "You bet I'll break it!" Djck exclaimed/then paused to breathe heavily again. "I'll break it . . . unless . . . you do as I ... say. Whcwl" : "' . ' ' .- " "Let.. . let me up." The other combatant really was suffering, his voice revealed. Dick waited several seconds the boiler to catch his breath before answering. He could talk more distinctly then. "Not—not until I find but who you are, what's ypvtr name." No answer was heard, and then there was a sudden slap, hard, and another outcry. "You tried searing the wrong guy, mister," Dick spoke again then. "You sounded like a ghost, but you don't feel like one. So' you fmaily came for the money oh?" "No. What money? 1 ' "What do you mean, 'what money'? I'm not dumb. Talk sense—or else!" "For GOd's sake—unh-h-h-h-r- wliat do you wa,nt—to khoiv?" "Everything. Talk, mail, or I'll break it! Talk!" "My name ... is ... is ... oh God, man, don't! My name is Packman, from the Vfestern Metals and Minerals Corporation . ... I came—to scare the Dale girl!" "You did what? You—are you L. -J. Packman, M. and M. field manager?" "Yes!" "You belier be able to prove it, mister, or it'U be too bad.- Did you put that money the-fe?" "I don't know anything about any money." He was sliii'breath- ing heavily, speaking brokenly, in great slr'ain. "pur lawyer—tried, to-rtried to pay' the Dale girl a profit—she wouldn't—she turned us down.". "Go an," commandcrl Dick. "I came in, with 'some tourists to look around. I heard her say- beard her say she would clean but the jail 'toiiight. So I—I came to try to scare her 'away. Frighten her." •• -» '* THERE was a long pause. "I don't get it,!' said Dick, then. . . ' ".;.' "She vVoilldn't'sell. 'GOl'dcrest— lias valuable- ore. Two a,siiays were sent to .'tis from Briscoe ahVl Sdn. Both said the ore from here Vas^v'aluablq. One amounts to a rich strike. Now—let me. go! Let me—-". 'Well I'll be—I'll be ... » Dick went on excitedly. "Ypu're really Packman, ch,? I'll know you in the li^ht. It better be (rue. So there were twb'assay reports froin Briscoe. How come two? Talk!" I don't—kno'w! One was on reworked ore. Old ore. One was a new specimen." 'Um. What'd the old ore show? How rich?" "Six dollars—a—ton." He was itill breathing in gasps. "Six bucks! Sa-a-ay! What the devil did Briscoe send it to you for? You sold Goldcresl. Oh! I get it. You wanted to scare Roselee Dale into selling out again— So the company/could cash in on tl\e new discovery. Well listen, buddy, I sent in those samples. One of them, at least. I don't, know about a second one but I knew about reworking that old ore. I know it can be reworked at even a dollar a ton profitably. I was going to investigate it thoroughly ind ^ee what kind of deal we might makp with Western M. and M., but I'll be doggonod if I nayc anything at all to do wilh you T.OW. I don't Ijkc your kind of baseball. Now if I take you out of here and you aren't Packman, your name's mud, and your hecks going to be. Understand? But if you are Packman, then C don't want anything else to do with you. I aim to kick you down this mountain slope, and if you ever come back here again I'll— well. "Well, move along now," Dick finished. "And no monkey business if. you wanta "live and do we!!." There were sounds of bodies moving, and (lie two girls instinctively jumped back out of sight in Ihe shadows beside a boulder. Dick and his adversary came outside, Dick grasping the other man's arm in a wrestler's hold. "You mentioned money," the Qllicr man said. "I could pay you." "Skip that," Dick answered. "I wasn't hinting about any bribe, mister. Yeah, you're Packman, I can see. But I wouldn't have thought it of you. Now start running, and when you stop you'd better be out of sight, forever." He gave ihe man a shove and Packman began running, indeed. The girls, hardly daring to breathe, saw Dick stand arms akimbo for 'a long minute watching the other man flee.-Then Dick slapped his hands together as if cleansing them,,(urned and walke'd back into Hie ghost town jail. (To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Vitamin D Highly- Significant for Growing Child, Less for Adults This is llic si.\tli stories on vitamins effect on l)c:illli. of and eight their RV 111!. MOUIUS FISilBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Mciliral Association, and of irj-fcia, the Health Magazine Most significant .of all the vitamins for the growing child is vitamin 'D. This is concerned with the proper using of calcium ami phosphorus by the human body. Since vitamin D .was first introduced, It has been produced In pure form as crystals. 'It also "Is a mixture of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It is known that vitamin D can be developed by causing ultraviolet rays to act on a substance called crgostcrol which is found in animal ami plant tissues. Two' forms' of this vitamin have been Isolated as they occur in nature and one of these is absolutely jvith the vitamin D that ran be produced by causing ultraviolet rays to act on pure .ergo- slerol. ' • Just as soon as any new .substance is discovered, in medicine it is customary 16 test it on all sorts of conditions previously difficult to cure. Tims vitamin D has been tried in massive doses in cases of trlhrilis. and It has also been tried on cases of psoriasis. There does not seem to be any good evidence that massive doses ot vitamin D relieve cases of arthritis to any considerable extent; and while some of the evidence regarding the use of such doses in psoriasis Is interesting, there is hardly a sufficient amount of evidence to indicate that vitamin b is a spebYflc against this chronic skin disease. But vitamin D will do other things which are of -vital importance to the human body. It has been recognized as a specific remedy In the treatment of ric);ets In children, in a convulsive condition In bnbies callert spasmophilla or Infantile letany; as useful In a condition of weakness of the bones known as ostcomalacia and as useful in other diseases In which the calcium and phosphorus In the body are not suitably controlled. Frequently it has been claimed that vitamin D Riven in. tablet form or in fluids is the equivalent of Ihe action of sunlight oil the human body. It Is known, of vitamin D. Nevertheless, it must be recognized'that there arc many other 'beneficial 'effects of exposure to sunshine, including • res; and relaxation in the outdoor air and perhaps "additional effects 'of the other light rays on the body. *,»•.'• There seems to be no doubt that vitamin D Is closely 'concerned wilh the proper 'development of the teeth, as ave perhaps also vitamins A and c and sufficient, amounts of calcium and phos- phoriis. Therefore, there is 'some reason to be certain that the amount of vitamin D is adequate in relationship' to the development of normal teeth. But there Is no warrant for saying that an excess of vitamin D taken into the body will insure normal teeth or thai vitamin D in suitable amounts will prevent dental caries. The vitamin b requirement of tlie human body is much greater during infancy than it is during adiill life. Apparently Ihe pcciive mother needs extra pros- vita- nlty rushing letters though you do not plan to join a. Iraternity. Would you— .''.'.•'.'—.."' (a) Answer tlie letters? <M Ignore them? • <c) Answer and say bluntly you are not interested in joining a fraternity? Answers 1. Yes. 2. Yes. , 3. No. 4. After she is at her place. .' 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a). Ten Years Ago Today jnin D, as does also the mother who is nursing a baby, but for adults in general there dqes not seem to be any especial deficiency ot vitamin b. '! " " Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the fol- Irvving questions, then checking against the aiithcritative answers below; 1. Is it all right for a hostess who does not have a husband to ask a mati she knows well to act as h:st at her dinner party? 2. If a.hostess waits 20 minutes for a late dinner guest, is it alt right for her to have dinner announced! 3. If there are place cards, does the hostess enter the dining room first? 4. II there are no place cards, when dies the hcstess tell her guests .where to sit? 5. Is It thoughtful to call your dinner hostess next day and mention-how in.iicli you cnjoj-ed the cyening? What vFpuld yau do if— ' You are a ^ilgh school graduate July 25, 1M9 Utigie Beats Robert-E. Lee's Ilec^nl • The-historic 59-year-old speed record on .the Mississippi of the once proud packet Robert E. Lee, an epcchal trip froin New Orleans to ; Sl. Louis that 'had become a tradition celebrated in song and story, fell totiay to a frail gasoline speedboat cf modern design. The Robert E. Lee's time cf 00 hours and 14 minutes was shattered today when Dr. Louis Leroy's "Bogie" pulled into the St. Louis pier ta complete the trip in 87 hours and 31 minutes. Mr. 'and Mrs. J. D. Evans and daughter, cf Coffeyville. Kansas, arrived. \Vecinesday afternoon for n brief visit with friends and to attend, to business. Cecil Shane, president of the Blytheville school board, today received the following message from Harvey Haley, former superintendent, .of the Blytheyille schtols^ "I hope you educational leaders will get busy and put aver the county unit in Mississippi county. This mcve for equalizing educational cpporlunltes is unquestonably a forward step and 'will eventually advance every educational interest of the best county In Arkansas." course, that the effects of sunlight! planning, on entering college Iri'the ' on the human body afe to produce I fall, and you receive several fratcr- Muscum Presents Idea 0{ Really Great Egg CHICAGO (UP)—African explorers who boast o! dishing up an omelet fcr six persons lr:-m one egg (ostrich; will have to t-alk bigger game from now on. The Field Museum has placed on display the case of nn egg that is three times bigger than Hie bsst an csirich can do. The criginal was the product of the AcpyOrnis. a now-extinct bird which laid eggs 15 Inches long. An ordinary Aepyornls egg would be equal "to' about' 125 hens' eggs. South Africa was the best cus- topier for English products -in 193;."

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