The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1938 · Page 5
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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 SUDBUEY, 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 nl 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 seek, or G5o pec month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 lot six months, 75c for tlnec 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 wilh which it can occupy its miwl. .The heritage of the ages is ccrlai»l.v some heritage, but it can't hold a cmi- dle to the intellectual fortune this iif?c is busy amassing for the lienelit of the ucxl. The imagination is staggered, 1'or instance, by the vast ininliciilioiiH of the latest contribution of the lield of architecture to the field of human welfare. The man- who recently discovered, (•brought an adventure in mathematics, the lirst new architectural curve to be luiulcd 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 Hie course faster but keeps all tlic horses closer to (lie 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. Street Scene What will) ;ill the oulwinl :isijucls ,'of our daily life becoming so • Uio.'rpuifli- ]y "fimclionaliml," "slrcaniliiKiJ?' and "stripped of non-essentials," it's getting so a man ean'r have any 1'ttn at all any more. Something in the sou! trios very distinctly for an adetjiui'.i! .supply of nonessentials . . . jtibo a little curlicue bore and there, mica in a while. Nothing at all in the soul cries for a return to what might 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 a slvong-man performing in the ultra-modern window of a Bonnet Shop .\Iodcrnc. Take wooden Indians. Somebody did take tlicm. They not only provided a pleasant distraction for the eye during a lunch-hour stroll, hut made it easy to distinguish a cigar slore from a beauty shop. Those pitiful lost tribes cannot, of course, be brought back now from OUT OUK WAY their celestial hunting jfi'ouml.s, but something can bc> done abitit Die bare spots in front of Hie 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 lo 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 nl. Question I'eriod The editor,'; of The Connecticut Nutmeg, u rural newspaper of limited circulation, amoiiK whose number is a Ileywood Hrouu, who also writes a column, arc: reported to have mailed Ihe following i|iie.sli(iu lo live men of considerable prominence: "If you were hiring a reporter and had just one ijtiC'slion lo ask, whal would that tjiies- tion beV" Objects of this interrogation were President Hoo.sevelt, William Randolph Hearst, Joseph iUodill Patterson, presi- denl of the Now York Daily News; Jlerberl Ha.vard Swope, editor of the old New York World; and George • Bernard Shaw. Now these men have other things to do besides answer all the question* rural journalists put to them, and the chances are that The Connecticut Nutmeg is going to have to cool its heels for a while. The paper you are now reading fools no particular obligation to join Ihe bunch-warmers and heel- coolers, however, so long as the office crystal-Baaing ball remains in good working order. Scoop: Roosevelt, lo reporter: "Are you intending Lo wrile a column V" .Hearst: "Can yon .spell 'exotic'? . . . No, make it 'alluring'." Patterson: "What kind of a Iwis do you use?" Swope: "Have you had any experience in scintillating?" Shaw: "Can you lake dictation?" If uo lived in a sane world we would have no trouble finding sane artists.—The Rev. Preston Bradley, speaking In Chicago before the Society for Sanity in Art. It is my opinion Unit unemployment Is now traceable more direct!) 1 lo government, policy than Ilial business could or should ilo.—Ber- nard llnrucli. * + * The period of ediUMlional infancy Is «> prolonged that youth Unlay ccts loo litlli; chance for real living.—Dr. Eugene Uulliguvi, president, Hunter College, # » * I haven't cried H single Icar.-.J.-inc .Smith, 13-year-old dancer whose rlfhl. leg was nm- pulalcd utter she was struck by an nnlouiobllc « • » Who can read the mind of a dictator?--Alexander Kcrcnsky, once "strong man' 1 of Russia. WEDNESDAY, APRIL (5, il)38.| SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "My vaok makes MIC mad. She lias so much better kitchen «|iii|)nienl Ihan «•« emild 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 THEMSELVES. By Williams VEAH, 1 WEMT AM 1 \ BOUGHT IT AM' AM I \ DISGUSTED WITH MYSELF FEB. GETTIM' SO WEAK A«> TO TAKE MV MONEY OUT OF TM' BANK AW 1 GO IM ' DEBT FEK,TH' DUES! THIK10.' I THOUGHTA PER. A WHILE ' THAT I WAS THEOMLY FAILURE IM TM' BUMCH.' I HAVE MO TALENT, BUT YOU HAVE , NO WILL / WELL, BOYS, I'LL HAVE TO GET BACK, AT MV WRITIKJG- IVE. LEARMED A FIME LESSOM RIGHT HERE-" DOKl'T WEAKEN. 1 .' .SOME PLANTS HAVE JUVENILE: LEAVES -• OF ONE SHAPE, AND ADULT LEAVES OP' ANOTTHER/ THE NORTHERN SPATTER IS AIM EXAMPLE. 1 TT-tE WORD "BEEFSTEAK'/ *S BORROWED B,y THE SPANISH, BECOMES (SPELLED "BISTE") THE storks of Baghdad build their nests oil (lie domes and mina- rels of mosques. Since the roofs arc quite sloping, tliev hang Ihc nests from the tlncc balls mi lop. and here (he glutinous saliva is used lo cause the nest, lo slick to liic glazed tiles. ..NEXT: Why vampire bat.s don't eat solid food. Thefamily Doctor T. M. . I. Pat. OC. Pi'ccauliuus I'or Health in Flooded (No. -w:.') UY ins. mounts HSHHKIN IXIilor, Journal nf (lie Ami-rio'in iM e il i c a I x i\ssori.i(i(in. ami v of Hjceia, the Hrallli atasaxfiic At I his season tlic rivers br^in to eather volume and usually overflow their banks. As the Ilcort waters penetrate into Die basements of homo.s ane\ interfere with water supplies avid the disposal of sew- ; age, the communities concerned have reason to worry utanl tlicir licallh problems. Thr prevention of floochn.: is fur mote important tlinn deaning ii|> afterward, ot course, nnt it should t>? realized that (here are i>™nrt to in 1 floods on occasion aivl lint when floods occur, certain measures must be taken to prelect tv.c public health. It has been pointed <, : i ihat flooding falls into two <iiMim-t phases—the period when t;v water is rising to its crest anrt the period when it, Is receding. Sanitaiy cu- sinecrs arc needed to insure the safety of water supplies. All private wells and cistern-; must be treated with chlorinated lime or otherwise protected asaiviM con- lamination. Those that air known to bo safe may be pUvc-.udcd as safe, and vice versa. If it is expected tliat tlv water supply will be seriously tiinlami- nated, It is well during the period when the waters are risiuj i () make sure of safe waler supplies IK storing the water iiv barrels or in tanks that cannot be reached b. Hood waters. Sanitary engineers i n Illinois have suggested that the visaig of L ELINORE COWAN" / STONE CHAPTER XXIV J\J1SS WILCOX'S cheerful voice said, "Oli, hero you are, Doctor. Just a minute, please." Willioiit n backward look he turned and followed Hie nurse into the sickroom. Constance slowly to her own room. . . went . Yet was huddled oti something hard and 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 for it moment he had seemed as close lo her as it he had held her in his arms. She had promised lo ride willi Hilda that afternoon. She got into lift- riding clothes. Then she went lo find Hilda—along the upper gallery and down tlic oiilside stall-way Ihat descended fo s the lirst floor. The stairs made the descent in three lin-iis, with a moss-grown landing at each turn. On Ihe loxvev landing Constance halted abruptly with one fool poised, clinging to the iron railing to steady herself. Two people were standing on the gallery below her. Clinging to Ihc lapels of l)v. Rogers' coal, her eyes bright with lears, hut laughing up iii'.o his face as only a very happy girl can laugh, sloocl llildcgm-dc Tlior- vald. As Consignee poised Ihere, unable for a moment to stir, Mark put his arms about the tall glowing girl and Idssed her gently; and Hilda said wilh a pulse in her lazy voice thai Constance had never heard there before: "I'm nol good at waiting, Mark, and I'm not going lo 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 nbout Derek. He will always know how to get what he wants out of life. What he really wants now—" * * * 13UT I can't stand hero listening, Constance remembered. Perhaps she moved; for they Ijoth glanced up and saw her rooted there, white and stricken. Hilda drew herself (inickly from Mark's arms and called, "Connie, come down. There's something I can't wait lo tell you." Please God, not now! Constance prayed. Nol wilh both of. them Then flo.iling 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 n minute—here it is! Now, we'll just gel this aver with, before she—" For an instant Mark's face swam in a elouil above her, while and absurdly distorted as it said, "Give me the wide tape from my bag, Hilda." Consignee giggled, and made lo her what at that moment was the most reasonable and interesting observation in Ihc world: "Darling, you do look so funny upside- down. . . . Ouch!" and shut her eyes, feeling taint, because someone was doing something lo her shoulder again, and it hurt. Marie's voice said wilh a laugh Hint was not quite steady, "She's reading quite normally. At least she ean still sec how funny my 'ace is." "You've no idea how funny he s any way you take him, Connie dear," Hilda's voice said again. 'But he's a lamb; and if I weren't ;oing to marry a flying fool of a scientist next week before he tears off again and loses himself in Tibet or other parts unknown, you'd icvcr get a chance nl him. . . . Chat's what f was telling Mark tbout when you dropped in." HPIIE agony in her wrenched shoulder had subsided into a dull ache, and Hilda's face swam nto focus out of Die cloud above where Mark's face had been. . . There seemed now lo be just she ind Hild?. ... So thai w<is why Hilda was always reading boohs about Tibet. . . . Hilda was going to marry a flying fool in Tibet who cut up cosmic rays for ;i living, or was it—? Her thoughts refused lo arrange themselves; but there was one thing Hilda had just said— "I wish you'd tell me," she asked to sec me. I've been! . Oli, what a tool She turned to run back up the stairway. Perhaps her eyes blurred with the tears she could nol check; or perhaps the clumsy riding boots tricked her— The next tln'nK she knew, she giddily, closing eyes, "how anyone has a chance at a man she can't catch ;ilonc lor—five iniir- ulcs ill a lime?" Hilda giggled; and Constance found (lie giggle annoying. AH the grievances of the pyst'days—com- bined wilh (he pain in her shoulder—swam in unon her, dcmand- ng immediate expression. "Oh, it's easy enough for you I o Inugli," she said peevishly. "You! lon'l wont him, . . . And anyhow,'! le talks lo you. But he never cveril ooks at me. ... Or if he does,I only as if I were something little') ind awfully funny on a slide." "Bui, Connie dear," Hilda said,I 'you arc little—and just now you! jre awfully funny. Don't you rcc-1 ognir.e defense mechanism when] •on see it? . . . Oh, you Iwo! 11 don't know which of you is fhe| most unutterable idiot." Then, after a moment, Hilda! didn't seem to be (here any more, f But Ilierc was still, Constann;] 'ound, thai warm, rough sui W mder her cheek; and Ihere \m\fj\ arms about her—warm and close | and comtoiiablc. + * * yrARK'S voice said, very closcl • lo her ear, "Connie darling,) his might not to be necessary—I you must have known from the I wgiiming Ihat f wauled lo—but) I's customary, I believe. . . , Will! you marry me, and give yourself:] something to laugh at for the i-ost| of your life?" Her head was clearing now. . . Df course this might all be really liappenintf, but— "Darling," she asked shakily I into his coat collar, "would you! nind just—pinching me—or some-1 hing? . . , People do imagine-1 hings sometimes after they've) jumped their heads, don't they'!"! "I don't hold with pinching," he| said, "but—" He did nol pinch her; hut he] did kiss her very satisfactorily—I on her wet eyes, and then on her 1 lips. "What I don't understand," Ca^-,1 lance said shakily, "is why^jjNfl didn't do that weeks ago." ^ I "Wilh you doing Camilla Wyi and laughing up your sleeve me every time I tried to talk so: lo you—and that beautiful bk boy hovering in the baekgroui I'm not so suvc now—" "Then you're loo blind to be] practicing medicine. Derek? Why,! for weeks Derek's been just—just| another sland-in." After another few moments he] said briskly, "Do you know what) I'm going to do now?" "Don't tell me," Constance cntl in. "I've been expecting it. 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 lo 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 I want a few] minutes alone with you." (The End). II Ihc wells Hint arc likely lo lie scd. It, must be remembered thai milk. ias(euri/atitm [ilanls may be dan- [Croitsly contaminated ilnring a. l:oil and musl. be cleaned up hc- orc they arc safe to use again.. •'cod supplies also may be seriously ontaminalcd and no food that, has u seriously damaged by Ihc flood vatcr should be sold or otherwise lislribntccl. )rivc to Right Found to Dale Back 180 Years WASHINGTON (UI'J—Why do \mciicans drive to tlu; right instead of lo the left, as Englishmen "ind Frenchmen do, and as even Canadians did until the left, hand steeling \vlieel in American cars reformed them? The practice dales from tlu iT50s according lo researchers of he American Road Builders' Association. Tile driver of the fjrcal lumbering Concsloga wagons wliicli came nto general use about that lime sat On the left wheel horse, the better lo use his whip band on the others of the team when necessary. Wl;rn l\vo of these wagons met,. therefore, they moved from Ihc middle of Ihe narrow road lo the right, so the drivers, sitting on the left sidD, could be sure the left wheels got safely liy. 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 Pittsburgh tobacconists \vcrc quick to oblific. They named (heir product "Concs- togas" and Ihc leamslers carried stocks of them in Ihcir boots. That Is how stogies \vcrc born. International Friendship Binds 3 Border Towns] ST. STEPHEN, N. F3. (UP)—Thel border town of St. Stephen, whicliT lies a stone's throw from lliel neighboring Uniled States lowiisj of Calais and Milllown. M.C.. .can! justifiably be called Ihc home of| international friendship. Out of 180 iires handled during Ycni are a little laller when you nrisc in UK; morning than you arc when you go to bed at nisht. g American lowns.l Besides sharing fire departments,! St. Stephens and Calais churcheJ arc attended by both Canadian nmlj American congregations. The War of 1812 between the United Stales and Canada went! unrecognized by these border town:;! Allowing for variations in lliel oil itself, (he approximate woldT of products from ICO galloi:;* crude oil is -H gallons gaso!ivir/^{|j gallons fuel oil. 8 gallons misccl-l laneoits. c gallons kerosene, 3 gallons lubricants. an;j 3 Mllons lost! OUR BOARDING HOUSE Ihe water lie niilidpalcil and Iliat municiiKil water planti &ilc;ii llicli- equipment, hy ItoislhiR Ihr iiujlor |Hini|K to a liigli place an: also by protecting oilier npjiar.-ttu!. If filial). iiojnrs conncclori will Ihc eity water .supply arc wns'.ic away, ihn pipelines will be brokci 1 his rr.stilts In lowering Ihe pressure o[ the General water supply. Obviously, means should be developed far safeguard ing breaks in the \\alcr supply. . ". . ! After the flocds have receded nc of the problems particularly important arc the control of danger from typhoid fever, the clcar- ; un of excess \vaicr which may be the breeding place for mosqni- l'>"s (hat carry malaria, and the checking of the water supply from With Major Hooplel 'Announcements Fhc Courier News Has teen au- thorizcci to make formal announcement of the following candidates for public office, subject to the Democratic primary Ar.gust 3. For County 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 Comity and 1'rohatc -tutSgo UOY.LB HENDERSON 1'r.r f ircml Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS Kor County JteprMcnUtives W. W. FOWLER THIS BUSINESS (3OKIE T=AP> EMOI.K3H PROFESSOR.'' IVE A SCHEME THAT WILL. PERCY OUT IMTO THE OPEM AMP AT THE SAME TIME REVEAL- WMO TABBED POSTING A* 5" REWARD FOR HIS RETLJRM~-~AKID IF T- KklOWTHE PISH THIS AQUARIUM THEY'LL BlTE OKI THIS KIML7'OP BAIT/ IVE GONE OVER THIS WITH A ?MUE-TOOTH COMB AMD CUBBY- HOLES EVERY PLACE 1 DIG IMTO I UW EARTH BOTTLE ' TO BRIVJG RESULTS = if.

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