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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS 'TUESDAY. AUGUST 1,1039 "THE "BLYTHEVELLIE COURIER NEWS IBB COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HADJK, Publiibtr J. GRJUiAM 6UDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, * Advertising Manager Bole Nmttonal 'AdwrtHnj R*pK»eat«ttr««: irkansts Psllies, .Inc., New York, Chicago, De- '<rolt» 6*. Uwls, Dallas, Kansas City, MempWi. Published Fvtry Afternoon Except Sunday Entered »s second class matto'»t the po«t- •ttlce »t Bljtheviile, Arkansas under »ct of Corigre&J, October 9, 1817. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blylricvllle. IBo per ireek, or 65c : pcr mouth. By -m«ll, *'iUiln a radius of 50 miles. WW P*r 'jew, $1^50 for ilx months, 75o for three montlu; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, 'W.SO per year; In zones seven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable In advance. A Sound Vela Tile'proposed Illinois law Lo prohibit double features at flic movies lias been vetoed by Governor Homer. 'This will save the courts a «ood deal of trouble, for any such liiw would certainly have a Jong career tliore. Certaiiiiy the length of show presented by movie 'theaters to their customers would seem to be a mailer between the movie producers and distributors and the exhibitors, with due regard for what the customers seem lo waul. To see such a bill passed by a stale lojjis- laliiro on the ground that public health considerations demand that, shows bo iio Idnger than two hours and If) minutes, anything longer being harmful to the eyes, is to make mockery of all reason. For such a law, to iitYord any real protection lo public health would have lo provide thai all children be e.jeclecl after seeing the picture through once, ami of course no child would stand for that. The whoic thing is a rather ridiculous effort to settle by law a problem that is essentially a business problem with no vital public interest at slake. In such cases. Governor Homer is right: the law does best to stay in its own back yard. vl.s/V And Receive The old crack about everybody talking about-the weatheri.and nobody doing anylhingvabbul it is pretty- bewhis- kerai by Dow. But like many another jest, there is a kernel of truth in it. The other day the editor of a big- city paper received a letter from a reader, toiling a story. It was a little story of a big hole in the pavement. All the people of the neighborhood complained and shook their heads as trucks bounced through the hole, slinking neighboring houses, it was 'pretty terrible, 'they all agreed, shaking tlieir heads sadly at the inefficiency of their city government. Then one of them sat down and wrote a letter to tlie highway department about it. Within three days it had bee : n 'fixed. Moral: if you don't do anything about it yourself, don't be annoyed that nobody else does anything about it. There should be moments of escape when Hie soul would rise above earthly things—Suzanne Sllvercruys, Belgian sculptress. It is a government by nnti for pressure groups in an effort to keep the politicians In power.—Dr. Walter E. Spain. N. Y. C. economist, on the New Deal. Publication la Uil* column of editorials from other newspapers dot* out necessarily mc-»n endorsement but Is an Kcknpwledgtbent of Interest In the subjects discussed. What Do You think? 11 is remarkable Iliat the automobile has managed lo survive a multiple tax system Hint amounts lo one-tenth the original cost ol Hie automobile each year. 'Hicre is no taxable source that bears such a burden us the automobile In Arkansas. The slnlc collects seven different taxes from the automobile owner, while Ihe city of Pine lilufT collccls two different tuxes from the same source. A thousmid dollar automobile i;; placed mi His books al an assessed value ol $250. From this Hie slule collccls nine mills and Ihe city five mills. fn addition '-ho slnlc collects a two per cent sales tax on (lie original price which amounts lo $20, while another eleven Is collected for license and' fifty cents (joes for a driver's permit. The slate ulso gels seven cents a .gallon for The city ol Pine mull nlso collects five ilol- li\rs for a city license. Added lo this five dollars Is $1.25 or five mills of Hie nssc.SKwl valuation of S'ifiO, which makes :i totnl of $0.25 the city collects from caoh nutomobilc ownei'. The .stale license fee, oily license fee, the mills collcti'd under the personal property las. the slale stiles tux iiiul the lifty-ccnt drivers licence tol:ils approslmnlely $50 each year on every new automobile 'Unit, retails for an 'average of $1,000. Presuming tliat (he nvnrflKC person drives Ills cur around 10.000 miles cnch year and Bcls nflcen miles to the ijii'ilon, he or she will have used approximately six hundred gallons of guso- linc at (he end of the ycnr and will have puld $•10 (jnsoline tux nl the rate of seven cents per "unllon. And this docs not include a tux on oil used (luriiijj the .same iwrlorl of limp. Ilcuec the tuxes on a new automobile Hitail- UiB nrouud $1,000 will amount lo nppimlimitcly ten per cenl of the tnlnl cost of Ihc automobile each year, and if the owner drives hl.s car for n period of five years he will have pnitl lo the slate, county nnd city approximately oue-lmlf (he cost of the carl Thut, believe "us, Is some taxation. Under the rules of ltnv a per.son shnll not be subject to the same offense to be Iwlcc put in jeopardy lo life nnd limb. And neither should the niiUimobilc owner be forced lo pay a license fee to the slate anil city for the privilege of driving an automobile then be forced lo turn arountl tmd pay a inlllitfc lux on the auiic automobile. A city imlonioullc Inx, Is in fuel, n double tux. The person who btiyti ii slnlc .license '.should be, permitted to drive his cnv anywhere In the slnlc of Arkansas he pleases nncl at any lime. Why should a person be forced to buy n city automobile license merely because he or she happens lo live within the 'boundaries ol the city. There are automobile owners who live just otil.sMc the city Ilmll.s who probably use the strccU of Pine Bluff just ns much us anyone who lives in the city. Pity the poor sap who owns 1111 automobile, —fine Bluff Commercial. COPH I»J BYHC* SERVICr.lHC. T.M.nEQ.U. &- FM • SO THEY SAY If anybody makes loans on a more liberal basis than .we arc making them now, Ilicy will be (,'nmts—Ihcy will not be loans.—RFC Chairman Jesse Jones, on the proposed government lending plan. * » » I have learned in recent years whiit I should have learned 50 ycnrs ago—that you cannot build a new political party. When the time coni$> for such an event, it will build llself. —1'clcr Wilt, Cleveland liberal. * * * Modern medicine does not permit education to cense al any poinl, unless doclor.s, like aulo- mobilrs, arc to be marked with dutc of manufacture, model of '39, ''10 and so forth.—Dr. John I'. Peters, professor of medicine at YnK "Of course I'll Tom—tail it will liavc fo he some day during my luuch hour." "' THIS CURIOUS WORLD ^JS; 1 MADAGASCAR. 1 IS THE ONLY LARGE COUNTRY IN EITHER. TEMPERATE OR_ TROPICAL, REGIONS HAVE AAORE THAN owe ANSAVER. Yes. The grasshopper, for example, like many of the so-ealied "lovver animals, wears its skeleton on the outside of its body, and discards one after another as they arc outgrown. NEXT: What temperatures can plants sland? Rare Old Newspapers Ian acccunt cf George Washington' - , J funeral. Others were early Cull for Found Under Linoleum "ia papers of 50 or GO years ago ST. HELENA, -Cat. (UP)—When Caretaker C. T. Norton lore up a ! linoleum in tlie eld, historic ISI room I'anott rancli house, lie un| covered a collection 'cf eld Ameri| can newspapers that had been I placed there for padding purposes. ' One of them, tlie Ulster City Gazette of Jan. 4. 1800, contained Derelicts, ships abandoned sea, form a constant hazard t waler travel. Every year, dozrr of Ihcse wanderers are ilcslroyci but their numbers do not seem I decrease. Unlike icebergs, wliic fellow n more, or less chartc course, abandoned ships are like! lo appear anywhere at sea. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople HTsoRRV ,BOZO, BUT you "THE THIP.D BUM tO OET TODAY OM THE STRevJGTU AESOP'S HfcvE ID V.ET VOU "ME YOUR GRIP k(JD •DEUCED E6/MP, X'V= <r>EI\RCMEp MY PBR- SOMM. BPPECTS THOROUCjVll-YWD "FAIL TO F1K1O MV TICKET DR£>rr IT : / WOW I RECALU. 7HRUSTDJS IT INTO MY WAIST- COW, WHICH X LEFT OV! " OP *- CHAIR IM ^V BEDER KT KOfAE .' TEV.EeKfc.PM FOR IT VVMESJ WE ' OH, MOM. 1 THAT'S STEWART AT TH FROWT POOR AM' IM hjar PRESS&D YET- WILL VDU ASK HIM 1W AMD EWTEOTAIW HIV\ TILL 1 CONAE POMD -giiMGTIOM •-•-•-" M M M . &y -me WAV, ow GOULD, &UW-PER OP THIS SPLBK1DID WAS A PBRSOK!M_ , VAS ' PART OP >T IS HE DID LEAVE HIS TICKET HOME .' MOTHERS GET fiCAY » SERIALSTORY/ GHOST DETOUft 'iM't. we* MMVJCIE. E. lift, Yc*(rrdnylTnrl <luntl, <fcp "l"ro- fcfcsor," ri'luriiM io.Ihe bunk, fol- lou-rd . l/j- Fnmklln, mid thtn ClirlKtliic., nit-UHitr beam FrriBk- ' lln flrr, (lieu Qutilt nnd at Ibnt iiinnient ithe nee* Prunklla topple hcliluii |hu tcller'H cUKe. CHAPTER XVI 'PI1E New York collegians had gathered for their lunch nt the Ace High Hole], had joined In/a rousing yell for (he old west and Roselee, when a shot cracked out on the thin desert air. Inslant'v quieted. Then a second and louder re- pert was heard. But by now the loiirisls were convinced it was all in fun. One member of the party whispered "Bandils" in a mock- liysleria and still others pretended lo duck under the table to safety. Suddenly Ihen everybody laughed. Everybody, that is, except Dick Bancroft and Roseiee Dale. • These two, as if by some electrical timing, turned instantly to slarc, at each other from across the room. Instantly, loo, they moved toward (lie front of the hotel hallway, serious of face. <iuietiy 'alarmed. Nobody noticed them. Then singing was slarteS and Mrs. Hogan came bustling in smiling broadly, carrying a great tray piled high with barbecue sandwiches. The'collegians quit in the middle of a song and swarmed arounc her, laughing gleefully al her'"efforts lo serve them with a certain amount of decorum. Evidently the guisls thought some of the cow-, .boys were providing them'with a little unscheduled atinospiiere. But Roselee and Dick knew belter. • Something was wrong. If a cowhand was acting up, he'd wait until the visitors were outside. The shols came from up Ihe street.' Where were Christine — and Frank? Panic swept over Rose- less as 'she tried to hurry, without creating too much commotion, toward the door. There were no more shots. "Yau see Christy, and. Franklin?". Edselce asked. "No," 'said Dick, looking; 'They're hoi in here. They were a minute ago." ' "bid you hear those shots, Dick?" "Sure. Everybody did." ; "Whatever do you suppose—7 Nobody'd be shooting how, at noon." "Well, somebody was. There's no car moving; couldn't have been a backfire. Anyhow I know gunshots when 1 hear them. Pistols, "Well, Dick, 1—I don't like it, I—LOOK!" She had turned back to the door. Her last word was a loud cry, and she was pointing, '* * » TiTEH cry instantly 'electrified the crowd this time. This was no joking. "LOOK!" she shouted, and instantly everyone was crowding to tlie hotel door and windows. Before he quite realized it, Dick Bancroft was surrounded by a group of shoving, curious travelers, pressing liifh with 'questions "Hey!" begged Dick, trying to 'edge 'th'rbiigh. But he couldn't fine an opening. He'd have to make bh'e. He could see, though. Helookoc over their heads and out through he big frontdoor. Roselee was already on the front porch, staring spellbound. Across and down tlie street they saw a 'rriari leap from a rear win- tlow of tlie bid Goldcrest bank. It was the man with tlie umbrella, who had been with the tourist party that morning. He was running now 'toward the horses that were saddled and hitched nearby. He ran desperately hard, swinging a pistol In his right hand. No one else was in sight lor the moment. Then Christine Palmer 'Ud- denly appeared "in the "same win- Roselee and Dick came together at the doorway and looked out. They saw nothing. Nothing save Ihc saddled horses that were hitched across the street, hearts low as if dozing, and Mrs. Hogan's burros who sefimcd asleep on Iheii dow from wliich "trie man had leaped. , "My -lord " exclaimed Dick. He elbowed his way toward the door. "Chris-tine!" 'yelled 'Roselee. But Christine heard nothing They "saw':that.'she too held a pistol. They watch'eil her lean out of the bank wih'dowpointing her gun, .aiming'it'as carefully and'as IE re'port was less of a roar in the outside. Before, Ihe hots had been, muffled "booms." Here was a sharpness, followed ly a quick staccato "echoing from cliffs and buildings everywhere. ' "OHI CHRIS-TINE!" Roselee ;cfeamed it. The man with the pistol was hit. lie seemed lo stumble as lie leared the saddle horses. He •oiled once or twice, came to his lands and knees. He had dropped ns gun, so lie picked it up, forced jimself to rise, moved Jimpingly .0 grasp one horse's reins. Ages seemed lo pass while he untied the animal and mounted. Christine still stood in her window, framed there, the lovely blue silk 'shirt and white neckerchief she was wearing—and her brand- new cowboy hat—all combining to make of her a portrait of a western maiden come to life on the gray bank building wall. Actually, of course, Time had licked but a few seconds. Christine lifted her weapon as she saw the man actually get inlo Ihe saddle. .CRACK! CRACK-CRACK! She fired three times more. But evidently she hit nothing this time, for the horse was turning and Quail was leaning low .and cursing. But llie Airy of Quait made him hesitate for a moment more. He wised his own weapon, aimed it at Christine and fired. "OO-O-O-OH!" yelled Roselee "Dale again, and leaped oft the hotel porch in a run. The people 'behind her had been motionless until then. The crowd on the porch watched lim pass. Apparently they were itill half-believing this entire episode was being slaged for their benefit. Most of them did not know whether (o applaud or to set out iflcr the rider. Christine had disappeared from the bank window. She would probably have screamed if she had deen hit, Dick thought. He had seen the man's bullet flick dust from the bank wall. Quail spurred his horse with his heels, started off at a gallop down the'street. Nobody knew what Roselee Dale was doing or hoping to do. Per- icci. rtusuiue ana IJICK lurnea from llie door, looking hastily over the crowd. • ; calmly as if she were oh a target •ange. CRACKt • THE FAMILY DOCTOR r. M. '•<*.. M. «.'f«r. '4MT Muscular 'Repairs' After Infantile 'aralysis Reqire Great Skill BV 1)K. MOUKIS F1SHBEIN I.'ililor, Journal of ' the American I iVIctlicul Associitlion, anil of t Ilyi-fia, (lie Health Magazine \ After (lie tiiscase called inlan- I tile paralysis has wrought ils rav- . ages upon the body of 'the child or he adull, Ihe ortliopedic surgeon makes a study of the muscles and nerves of llie body to Tmd out exactly \vhat harm lias been done. In this examination he studies, first of all. the ability of the per-. :on lo walk and the characteristics 5f the limp which may 'be left by Ihc disease. Then . he' carefully •esls each one .of ' the. .groups of muscles in the legs, and in the aims, recording whether or not '.hesc muscles can function at all :iml also by means of various spring devices the amount of power thai the muscles can exert. This is For example, if the 'ligament h he back of tlic'hoe'l is ' unduly con- raotcd or if there has been a se "ere conlraclion of the muscles o he calf of 'the leg, it may be pos ible to. lengthen these muscles b Iretchmg them with welghCs.. I s also -possible, hoiyever, to seciir cngthcning by .doing an open op oration, .exposing the tendon an engthening it. * ' + . * One of "the most 'Interesting c recently developed .reparative or crations is transplantation of mils clcs In order to restore the ba ance of muscle power. Unforlui ately these operations are rare completely successful. Ten or 1 years ago the possibility was a] preached with a great deal of ci thustasm, but '.nowadays, we liai begun to be able to evaluate tl •\ laborious and lime-consuming J results. process. In "general, the muscle! In sonie of these opera lio groups arc classified as normal, muscles of one group which 'Pi weak, very weak, 'or else as being without power. Examination Is also made of the spine and of the muscles "of (he abdomen. S Tlie deformities most frequently seen are conlraclures of the hip, of Ihc knee, overc~x tension of the knee anrt of (he feet, as well as deformities in the arms and hands. These deformities develop because of the unbalanced action of llio muscles —the one Iliat Is paralyzed being unable to pull against Ih'ose that arc not paralysed. As these muscles fail to be used, they tend "to degenerate so that conlractures occur and also fibrous changes. . . * • * After the specialist has. determined exactly how much damage has been done, he then considers 1 the possibilities for bringing about i relief or cure. His first slep is usually the correction of deformities Of course, If the orthopedic sug- Con has been called in consultation early, he may prevent many deformities by seeing to it that the tissues are kcpl in proper position during the acule stages of the disease. In the correction of the •deformities plaster casts, braces and splints arc used, deformity is so great that it is Impossible lo secure a successful re suit by this long procedure. A number of surgical operations lave been developed which bring abou a more rapid result, although oc in a certain direction 'may be * leased from their attachments at attached to other bones so as pull in the opposite direction. O viously such an operation deman a thorough knowledge of the mi cles and of the mechanics of mi cle action. In the forearm, for c ample, tlie muscles may be shift about at the will of the sureoon replace those that are '"paralyz Before a muscle Is moved, ho 'ever. It must be .determined tl it has the -power to do the we .that .will be demanded of it lit new location and . that it will possible in this new location 5ive it a relatively straight pull that It. can work at a .good n uhanlcal advantage. One must a be certain that the muscje, . which it is being substituted completely without- function r that it will not 'reg a in Us POI after rest. Of course, should I occur, a new muscle Imbalance i be developed in another directlc Mind Your .. Manners Test your knowledge of cor scciiil usage by answering the loivinj questions, then chec against the authoritative ans\ below: 1 CKntil/l trrm ii'Tlt^ ft IM.tPr haps she herself acted from some unspoken urge. While the tourists looked she untied tlie other horse and mounted it, lurne'd it fo follow the man Qu'ait. "HEY! . . '. HEY, FOR GOD'S SAKE!"'young Dick Bancroft was shouting, , He - literally 'forced -his • way through the press of collegians 'and ran down the ghost town street. But. he was too late! (To Be Continued) It the nibllc figure and not sign ycur lame? 2. Sliculd a letter to a person vhose position you know, but, whcse name you- do not, begin "Dear Friend"? 3. Is the tyixjwritcr preferable to. pen and ink for business letters? 4. Is "Sincerely Jours" sufficiently "ormal for the close of a business ietter lo a person you do not know?. 5. Does courtesy demand that business letters be answered promptly? What wculd yen do if— You are a business man, and wonder about introducing yotfr secretary and 'your business associates who come -to your office. Wn!tl you— (a) Introduce her only if there 'is sonic reason; if for instance, she is to do seme work for one? (b) Always introduce her when she is In the office? (c) Never .'introduce her—under any circumstances? • Answers 1. No. Anonym: us letters are not In good taste. 2. No. i 3. Yes.. 4. Yes. 5. Yes. .Best "What Would You Do" sc- to Down Memory Lane for Is and this 10 Years ARO Werner Ebner, who was recently transferred from llie. local Chicago Mill and Lumber Corporaliou lo the Plymouth. N. C., plant will remain there where he v.ill be in charge of the veneer manufacturing department. Frank Santy left yesterday for fl Palo Alto, Calif., where he will ai- tend Stanford University this year .... Mr. and Mrs. Horace T. Gulp are moving to their new home on Hearn street today. Five Years Asro Adolph "Slats" Crafton, 30, died at Ihe Memphis Baptist hospital at eight o'clock last evening following one week illness from a kidtuy ailment. . casionally not so good a one. One Year Ago Leland Crabtree. former Missouri and Tennessee convict, of Kennctt, Mo., who staged a daring robbsry about 9:30 Saturday night at the Piggly Wlggly store was captured a few minutes later in a tlariii-5 cliasc by Chief of Police Ed Rice, accompanied by. Jimmy. Smotherman, Hcvschel! Mostly and Mrs, Marshal! Blackard, wlioss car was confiscated for the chase. Read Courier Newt want "aos.

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