The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1938 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 6, 1938
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POtJk (AUK.)' COUlUli<tt NEWS THE BIA'THEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J, GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NOHIIIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Reprettntaili'cs: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New Yoric, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at Hie post ollicc at BlyUievlllc, Arkansas, under act, of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIITION RATES By carrier in the City of BlyUievlllc, 15c per tveek, or G5o pel- month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 lor six months, 75c for llnec months; by mall in postal wnies two to six, inclusive, J6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Happy Days Before you know it the human raeu just won't, have any problems left with which it can occupy its miwl. '.The heritage of the ages is certainly some heritage, but it can't hold a cun- dle to the intellectual fortune this iif?c is busy amassing for the benefit, of the ucxl. The iniiigiiiiition is staggered, 1'or instance, by tlie vast im'plicnlioiiH of the latest conlrilnilitm of the liekl of architecture to the liekl of Unman welfare. The man- who recently discovered, throught an adventure in mathematics, the lirst new architectural curve to be lauded on in centuries probably thought he had uncovered a gem valuable only to architecture. But no. The general public learns the true importance of the curve when it is discovered that its application to the design of race tracks not only makes tlie course faster but keeps all the horses closer to the stands. Obviously it's only a step now to the application of human endeavor in the field of curve improvement to the problems of sagging business and employment graphs. Isn't the outlook wonderful? It's a pity this generation can't stick around for another generation. WEDNESDAY, APRIL (j, il)38| Street Scene What with all the outward aspects , of our daily life becoming so • Uio'rpujjrli- ly "fimclionaliml," "xlreanilii!5tj^ and "stripped of non-essentials." it's getting so a man can'r have any fun at all any more. Something in the sou! cries very distinctly for an adeniui'.i! .supply of nonessentials . . . .jtibo a little curlicue here and there, mica in a while. Nothing at all in the soul cries for a return to what mi{fht be called "The' Embroidered Age," but it would add to the excitement of streamlined metropolitan scenery if a person could occasionally encounter . . . say . . . such a phenomenon as u strong-man performing in the ultra-modern window of a Bonnet Shop .Vlodernc. Take wooden Indians. Somebody did take them. They not only provided ;i pleasant distraction for the eye during a lunch-hour stroll, hut madu it easy to distinguish a cigar store from a beauty shop. Those pitiful lost tribes cannot, of course, be brought back now from OUT OUK WAY their celestial hunting grounds, but something can bc> done alwit Die bare spots in front of Die cigar stores. Would it be loo much to suggest that these vacant sidewalk posts be turned over, together with their responsibilities, to the men who would be spending the ..coming summer months sitting on flag poles or roller- skating from Now York to San Francisco? Anyway, what the Udyers-up of street scenery ought to keep reminding themselves as they go along is that most people enjoy nothing KO much in the way of scenery as something to luok nt. Question Period The editors of The Connecticut Nutmeg, n rural newspaper of limited circulation, among whose number is a lleywood Hrouii, who also writes a column, arc: reported to have mailed Hie following ipi&stion lo live men of considerable prominence: "If you were hiring a reporter and had just one ijiieslion to ask, what would thai ijtitis- tion be?" Objects of this interrogation wen: President Kuo.sevell, William Randolph Hearst, Joseph iUodill Patterson, president of the New York Daily News; Jlerberl liayard Swope, editor of the old New York World; and George Bernard Shaw. Now these men have other things to do besides answer nil (he question* rural journalists put to them, and the chances nre that The Co'nnecticut Nutmeg is going to have to cool its heels for a while. The paper you arc now reading feels no particular obligation to join the bench-warmers and heel- coolers, however, so long as the office crystal-gating ball remains in good working order. Scoop: Roosevelt, lo reporter: "Arc you intending to wrile a column V" .Hearst: "Can yon .spell 'exotic'? . . . No, make it 'alluring'." Patterson: "What kind of a lens do you use?" Swope: "Have you had any experience in scintillating?" Shaw: "Can you lake dictation?" 11 uc lived in a sinie world we wonlil have no trouble 1'mdlng siuie arlisls.—The flcv. Prcslon Bradley, speaking In Chicago before Uic Society for Sanity in Art. It is my opinion lliul unemployment. Is now traceable more direct!) 1 lo government policy than Ihiil business coiilil or should ili>.--Ber- nard linrucli. * t « The period of educidioual infancy Is «> prolonged Unit, youth today gels loo little chance for real living.—Dr. Eugene Uulllgun, prcsidt-nl, Hunter College. # » * I haven't cried H .single (car.--.innc .Smith, 111-year-old dancer whose rlfht leu was nni- yiulalctl atlcr she was struck by an automobile * • V Who can road the mind of a dictator?—Alexander Kcrcnsky. once "stione man' 1 of Russia. By William SIDE GLANCES By George Clark My «i»l< makes MIC mud. She lias so much lieller kitchen eiil Ihan «•« emiM afford when I did the cooking.' THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson FASTEN THEIR NESTS "TO HOUSE ROOFS WITH WHEN THE SLOPE IS TOO GREAT/ THE GLUTINOUS SALIVA IS MADE BV THE BIRDS THEMSE1VES. .<""' .SOME PLANTS HAVE _IUVEKIIL.E: LECA.VEJS -• OF ONE SHAPE;, AND ADULT LEAVES OP' ANOTHER/ THE NORTHERN SPATTER IS AIM EXAMPLE. THE WORD "BEEFSTEAK// &_ BORROWED B,y THE: SPANISH, BECOMES (SPEL.L.ED "BISTE") THIS storks of Baghdad build Iheir nests on Hie domes and minarets of mosques. Since Ihe roofs nrc miitc slo|>ln K , they liiing the nests from the tlncc balls on lop. and here (lie gUllinoiis salivn Is used to c;uisc the nest lo :;lick to liic glazed tiles. ..NEXT: Why vampire tat.s don't, cut solid food Thefamily Doctor Pixrauliuus I'or Health In Flooded / VEAH, 1 WEMT AM 1 BOUGHT IT AM' AM I DISGUSTED WITH MYSELF FEE. GETTIM' 50 WEAK AS TO TAKE MV MONEY OUT OF TM' BAMK AW' GO IN DEBT FEK,TH' DUES! THIKIO.' / I THOUGHT \ PER. A WHILE THAT I WAS THE.OWLY FAILURE IM TM' BUMCH.' I HAVE MO TALENT, BUT YOU HAVE , NO WILL I WELL, BOYS, I'LL HAVE TO GET BACK, AT WRITIKiG IVE. LEARMED A FINE LESSOM RIGHT HERE" DOKl'T WEAKEN.' \\ 1 I ' // _ THE WEAKUM6 (Nil. -li«) uv ins. iMoiiuis nsmu;iN livlitor, .lournal tif the Aliimc'in iM c it i c a t x, i^sson'.i(ioii. ami of H}£ri;i, tlic Hrallli Alasaxhic At this scasiin tlic rivers tegln to gather volume and usually over- How lln'ir banks. As ttie llcort waters penetrate into Ibc basement. 1 ; of homes and interfere with \vnlcr siipiilifs avid the disposal of sewage, the communities concerned liavc reason to worry a\::-.uL tlicir Ul] problems. The prevention ot tlootlin.. is fur j more important tlmti rimming up i afterward, of course, but it should realized that there arr i>™nrt to i in- floods on occasion aivl thai ivhen floods occur, certain moasiires \ must be taken to protect the public r.calth. • • « U has been pointed >,,i ihnl nnntltng falls Into two -iL>linct phases—the period whrm iiv water is rising to Its crosl anrt the period when it Is receding. Snnitniy cii- sinecrs arc needed to insure thc safety of water supplies. Alt private wells and cisterns must be treated with cblorlnatc<i lime or otherwise protected a^ains! con- lamlnnllon. Those that are known to bo safe may be pUvcmdcd as safe, and vice versa. If it is expected tlint tlv water supply will be seriously tiinlami- nated, It is well during the period when the waters are risiuj to make sure of safe waler supplies i n storing the water in barrels or lii tanks that cannot be reached b. flood waters. Sanitary engineers i n Illinois have suggested, that the of ELINORE COWAN" / STONE Stmicfl, Inc. I CHAPTER XXIV J\J1SS WILCOX'S cheerful voice said, "Oli, hero you are, Doctor. Just ;i minute, please." Williout n backward look he turned and followed Hie nurse into the sickroom. Constance slowly lo her own room. . . went . Vet for a moment he had seemed as close lo her as it he had held her in his arms, She had promised lo ride willi Hilda (hat aricrnoon. She got into lift- riding clothes. Then she went lo find lllldn—nloiiff (he upper gallery and down the oulside stairway that descended fo s the lirst floor. The stairs made Ihe descent in three turns, wilh a moss-grown landing at each turn. On I he lower lauding Constance halted abruptly wilh one Tool poised, cli/itu'ng to the iron railing to steady herself. Two people were slandin£ on the gallery below her. Clinging to the lapels of l)v. Rogers' coal, her eye:; bright wilh I cars, but laughing up into face as only a very happy Hirl can laugh, sloocl llildegardc Thor- vakl. As Constance poised there, unable for a moment to stir, Mark put his arms about the tall glowing girl and Idssccl her gently; and Hilda said with a pulse in her lazy voice Hint Constance had never heard there before: 'Tin not good at wailing, Mark, and I'm not going to wait any longer. Now that it's sure, ,1'm going lo have Dad announce it tomorrow." '•.And what about Derek?" he asked. Derek?" 1-lildcgarde laughed in soft amusement. "No one need worry about Derek. He will always know how to get what he wants out of life. What he really wants »ow—" * * * 13UT I can't stand here listening, Constance remembered. Perhaps she moved; for they Ijoth glanced up and saw her rooted there, white and stricken. Hilda drew herself riniclcly from Mark's arms and called, "Connie, come clown. There's something I can't wait to tell you." Please God, not now! Constance prayed. Not wilh both o£ them was huddled oti something hard nc! cold—numb, and blindingly, sickcningly giddy. Somewhere near her Hilda's voice was saying, "Well, Mark Rogers, you complete fool—do you believe me now? Think how we must have looked to her, as if— oh, Mark, you don't suppose she's—" Then fkKiling in spnce above her, Mark's voice, "For God's sake, Hilda, don't you go hysterical on me. . . .'Help me cut this fool shirt of hers oil. . . . Thank heaven it isn't her collarbone, anyhow. . . . Wait u minute—here it is! Now, we'll just gel this aver wilh before she—" For mi instant Mark's face swam in a eloud above her, while and absurdly distorted as it said, "Give me the wide tape from my bag, Hilda." Consignee giggled, and made to her what at that moment was the most reasonable and interesting observation in the world: "Darling, you do look so funny upside- down. . . . Ouch!" and sluil her eyes, feeling tninl, because someone was doing something lu her shoulder again, and it hurt. Mark's voice said with a laugh that was not quite slcady, "She's reading quite normally. At least she ean still sec how funny my lace is." "You've no idea how funny he any way you lake him, Connie dear," Hilda's voice sirid again. 'But he's a hunb; and if I weren't ;oing to marry a (lying fool of a scientist next week before he tears again and loses himself in Tibet or other parts unknown, you'd icvcr get a chance at him. . . . Chat's what I was (elling Mark tbout when you dropped in." 1" see me. . I've been! Oh, what a Jool She turned to run back up the stairway. Perhaps her eyes bhtrrcd with the tears she could not check; or perhaps (he chunsy riding boots tiickcd her— The next tliinc she knew, she HPIIE agony in her wrenched •*• shoulder had subsided into a :iuU ache, and Hilda's face swam into focus out of the cloud above where Mark's face had been. . There seemed now lo be just she ind Hilda. ... So that w<is why Hilda was always reading books about Tibel. . . . Hilda was going to marry a flying fool in Tibet who cut up cosmic rays for a living, or was it—? Her thoughts refused lo arrange themselves; but there was one thing Hilda had just aid— "I wish you'd tell me," she asked giddily, closing her eyes, "how anyone has a chance at a man she can't catch alone for—five minutes ill a lime?" Hilda giggled; Constance found the giggle annoying. AH the grievances of the pi'st'days—com- bined wilh Ihe pain in her shoulder—swam in upon her, dumanrt- ng immediate expression. "Oh, it's easy enough for you! o Inugli," slie said peevishly. "You! lon't wont him, . . . And anylioiv.'l le talks lo you. But he never cvenf ooks at me. ... Or if he does,! only as if I were something little I ind awfully funny on a slide." I "Bui, Connie dear," Hilda said,I 'you arc lillle—and just now you] jre awfully funny. Don't you rec-1 ognir.e defense mechanism when] •on see il? . . . Oh, you two! II don't know which of you is the I most unutterable idiot." Then, after a moment, Hilda! didn't seem lo be (here any more, f Jut there was still, Constancy [ouml, that warm, rough surf* Hitler her cheek; and there \vci/r.-| arms about her—warm and close] and comfortable. VTAfllC'S voice said, very close! • lo her ear, "Connie darling, I his ought not to be necessary—I you must have known from Ihcl )egiiming (hat f wanted lo—but! I's customary, I believe, . . . Will I you marry me, and give yourself:! something to laugh at for the rest) of your life?" Her head was clearing now. . . . I Df course this might all be really [ '.lappening, but— "Darling," she asked shakily! into his coal collar, "would youl mind just—pinching me—or some-1 [liing? . . , People do imagine-1 .liinfis sometimes after they've) bumped their heads, don't they'!" "I don't hold wilh pinching," he) said, "but—" He did not pinch her; hut he] did kiss her very satisfactorily—] on her wet eyes, and then on her f lips. "What I don't understand," stance said shakily, "is whj didn't do that weeks ago." "With you doing Camilla Wyi <md laughing up your sleeve me every fimc I tried to talk se: lo you—and that beautiful bk boy hovering in the baekgroui I'm not so sure now— "Then you're loo blind lo be] practicing medicine. Derek? Why,! for weeks Derek's been just—just I another sland-in." Alter another few moments hel said briskly, "Do you know what) I'm going to do now?" "Don't tell me," Constance cut I in. "I've been expecting il. You're! going to send me to bed—because) I've got a difficult—" "You've got worse than that I ahead of you—God help you!—if! you're going to marry a—now] what are you laughing about?" "Oh, nothing," Constance toldl him, "except—I .was just wonder-f ing if I'm going to have to break! my neck' every time f want a fcwj minutes alone with 'you." (The End). II the wells Hint arc likely lo lie scd. It, must, be remembered thai milk, lasteuri/ation plants may be (hin- icrously contaminated during a. l~od and must be cleaned up lie- ore they arc safe to use again., 'cod supplies also may be seriously ontaminaled and no food that, has iccn seriously damaged by Ibc flood ."atcr should be sol<l or otherwise lislributccl. )rivc to Right Found to Dale Back 180 Years WASHINGTON IDPJ— Why do \mciicans drive to the right in- itcarl of lo the left, as Englishmen nd Frenchmen do, ami as even 'anailians did until the lelt. linnti steeling wheel in American cars reformed Ilicm? The practice dates from tin: 1150s according lo researchers of he American Road Builders' Association. The driver of the great lumbering Concsloua wagons which came Into general use about (hat time sat On the left wheel horse, the better lo use his whip band on the others of Hie team when necessary. Wl;rn two of these wagons met,. therefore, they moved from the middle of the narrow road to the right, so the drivers, silling on (he left sidD, could be sure tlic left wheels got safely by. Smaller, lighter vehicles, naturally followed llic deep ruts marked by the big freight vans. lions of American citizens should drive lo the right aJso fathered another familiar American institution. They wanted a long smoke, and a cheap one. Ingenious Fillsburgh tobacconists \vcrc quick to oblific. They named (heir product "Cones- togas" and llic teamsters carried stocks of them in llicir boots. That, Is how stogie;; \vcrc horn. International Friendship Binds 3 Border Townsl ST. STEPHEN, N. F3. (UP)—Thcl border town of St. Stephen, whiclif lies a stone's throw from lbe[ neighboring United States towns! of Calais and Milllown, M.C.. .can! justifiably be called (he home of| international friendship. Out of 180 lires handled during! Ycni are a little taller when you arise in Ihn morning than you arc when you go to bed at nighl. American towns! Besides sharing fire departments! St. Stephens and Calais churches! arc attended by both Canadian nml| American congregations. The War of 1812 between llid United Stales and Canada went! unrecognized by these border town:;! Allowing for variations in thrl oil iUself, the approximate of proriiicl-s from ICO galloi crude oil is •!•! gallons gst.solh gallons fuel oil. 8 gallons misccl-l lancoits. c gallons kerosene, 3 gallons lubricants, an;) 3 gallons lost! OUR BOARDING HOUSE HIP water tic ;m(idp»lcd ;ui<l Unit mimiciiKil water plants Kilcsu llicir equipment, by lioislin;; Ilir motor puiiiijs to a liigb place ;mi also by protecting oilier ii|)i>,>. If small . liomrs conncclori will Hie rily water .supply arc u-jii away, ihn pipelines will bo brokci Ibis results In low-orlng (lie pressure of tlic general water supply. Obviously, means slioiild be developed far safeguarding breaks in tlic water supply. • * * After the flocds have receded wnuc of the problems particularly important nrc the control of danger from typhoid fever, the clear- 1113 nn of excels water which may bo tbo breeding place for niosqui- l«"s lhal carry malaria, and the I checking of the water supply from With Major Hooplel 'Announcements l~hc Courier News Has toon authorized to make formal announcement nf the following candldatas for public ofTtce, subject lo Ihe Democratic primary Ar.gust S. For Coimly Treasurer R-. L. (BILLY) GAINES For SliprifT anil Collector HALE JACKSON Coimlj- Court Clerk T. W. POTTER Tor Coiinlr Ta.v Assessor W. W. (BUDDY) W.YTSON BRYANT STEWART Kor County and 1'rohalc -tutSgo UOY.LB HENDERSON ' 1'rr Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS For County JtepitscnUtives W. W. FOWLER TMIS BUSIKIESS (3OKIE PAR EMCU<3H, PROFESSOR.' IVE A SCHEME THAT Wrj_L. OLir IMTO "THE OPEM AMP AT THE SAME TIME REVEAL- WMO TABBED WIM^—~T POSTING A* 5" REWARD FOR HIS RETURM^-—AKID IF T- KNOW THE PISH THIS AQUARIUM THEY'LL BlTE OKI THIS KIMC7'OP BAIT/ I'VE GONE OVER THIS .. WITH A fMKJE-TOOTH COMB AMD CUBBY- HOLES AMD EVERY PLACE 1 DIG IMTO UW EARTH A, BOTTLE ' TO BRI.VK3 RESULTS RVICE. lf«L~T. M. REC. U.S. PAT. OFF.

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