The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 2, 1939
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PAGE FOUft BLYTHEVILLI3, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1939: THE BLCTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI OCirjRBR NEWS OO < H. W.' HAINES. Pub)l»h«r . i • Jl. GRAHAM SUDBUHY, Editor SAMUEL F, NORRIS, Advertising Manager f Sol« NiUon*! rAdwctirtrn R*pr»ent»tivM: irkansM D»We«, Inc., New York, Chicago, D«- uolt. Si Uiuis, Dallas, Kansas City, MerapbJ*. Published •• Every Afternoon Except Sunday • Ent«r«l as second class matter »t the p"«t- >rllce at Blythcvllle. ArkahMUi untl'r »cl ol iongress, October s, 1811. ' ' Served by the United Press ^SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In'the City of Blythcvllle, 15c per »-eek. or 65o per month. By mall, wllhln a rsrtlus or BO miles, »300 p«r vear tl 50 for six monllis. 75o (or three months: by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive. M60 per year: In zones seven unii eight. per year, payable In advance. .What Would You Do If Yon JFW« About to Die? Plays and stories without end have been written around the lltomc of wliaV men would be most likely lo do if they knew they had only a defmitely-limiteil time to live. Men have been portrayed as entering on one last desperate- Hing at pleasure; they have been portrayed as turning passionately to religion; they have been portrayed in a stoical attitude of defiance, or in meekest resig-. nation. But (he actual thing itself is being played out in New York. Claude Joseph 1 Bradley has been told that within a very few weeks he must die. Bradley is a sales manager for a cc- mer.l company- and for several mouths, since a deadly paralysis attacked his ilegs, he has been doing business over the telephone. Physicians then told him that a malignant cancer of the spine left him no hope and only a limited number of weeks to live. 11 was as dismal a sentence as ever came over a court bur. What did Bradley do? Nothing theatrical at all. He went home, cleaned up his business affairs, so as to pay up his debts and provide for his daughter. Then he set about, not in a hysterical way, bul deliberately and sanely, to make the most of such days as may be left to him. He has himself carried to live wharf where he has a speedboat, ;ind lie en- jOys a spin 'oil Ihc bay I , lie eats what he likes, and hopes that' maybe the doctors arc wrong. He has friends in to talk with him, and does what business he can by telephone. The other night 200 of his. -friends gave him a parly. Bradley himself . played the piano for an hour or more to entertain his guests. It was a gay parly, with jokes and stories and cliukin£ glasses. None was more lively than the doomed Bradley, On tlie fable there was a huge bunch of roses. Bradley took one to put in his lapel. In short, here is a man staring into the face of death. But he does none of the melodramatic things the writers have imagined for such circumstances. He 'works, and plays, and hopes, just - exactly as men do who are less conscious of the ever-present threat, of death. And perhaps thai is Die bravest thing of all;- to carry on just as always, to the last moment that is allowed, without ever giving death the satisfac- OUT OUR WAY lion of having been able to jiltev by his .spi'dra! presence, Die blessed routine of life. In Claude Brmllcy is thai courage which i« man's best nltrilnile— the couruKc to face life and dentil witli tlie sumo level Canttdd to i!w /'ore Once again the increasing importance 1 of Canada in the scheme of Uio British Umpire is brought out. (!rcal Ijritiiin is about to establish large wheat reserves in that country. Having filled :tl| available storage space on the "light little isliind," Jlali- fax and St. John will lie utilized to pile up cvt'ii greater reserves. This not only helps to alleviate Canada's .surplus tt'hwit situation, which is like dial of tlie United Stales, but -it furl her secures Britain against war- limo wni'i-ffcncy. The ports clioscn arc those closest to Britain itself, making Ihc grain quickly available at any lime so long as command of the sea is not lost. It has been speculated for some time that Canada was destined to play a more important role in Kmpirc all'air.s than heretofore. Certain airplane production ami oilier munitions work has already been brought to Canada, and mprc will follow. The United Slates is happy to r.ce these moves, which strengthen the New World and lengthen Die shadow of the Western Hemisphere in world alVairs. 4n With (i Cajniul. T After all, there's no money in art. Arlisls have been assuring us of- that for a long time. Lawrence Wright, British composer and music publisher, didn't think so. He's getting rich because of that. Jacob Kpstcin is a sculptor/ He sculp;; in a big way, and his figures are powerful, bizarre, and somewhat disconcerting. They have had a lot of publicity on account, of that. Epstein sculped an ''Adam'" that scaled seven tons, lie sold it for $35,000. \Vright persuaded the buyer to ! let him exhibit "Adam'' at a summer seaside resort. Thousands paid 50 cents each lo sec the statue. Wright cut Iho price to 25 cents, then to 10. And now he's taking in as high as $5000 a clay from people who want lo see Epstein's concept of Father Adam, sculped in a great big way. Which shows that there is money even in art if Ihc right kind.of a show- mini gets behind it. • SO THEY SAY SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith • SERIAL STORY GHOST DETOUR BY OREN ARNOLD • CCtPYRIOHT, 1939, NET* SERVICE, INC. COPH. fm sv NF.A scimcr. inc. T. M. REG. o. s. p*r, OFF. 8-2- yeiliTilnyj HefQ.T tin- Iiorrtttfrt tuurliflii, 1)1, -It nnil Ilimrlrr, Huiill JIIIHII* Iran, Urn tvlmlow, Kli-irti, fur II linrsc. Tlirj, ClirJ«lhi.- llrt-s, wijimd* lilm. lit- Jln-M iKirk. Sci-oiKlM llllfr, Itosi-li'i- rlili-s oir »[|i-r HID ILprJ'iK c.v-i-oin-let, Illrk (He* lo I'lltt'U JILT l>ut lie 1* loo lute. CHAPTER XVII fjliRlSTINE PALMER would never know how close cho came to death in that mad race lo catch llie Goldcrcst convict, Carl Quait. Quail, alias John Sawyer, ' Professor York, fired once at Christine and missed his aim. The murderous ,-M bullet buried ilsclf in the bank wall hut it scarcely missed the girl. He was out of her sight in another instant so Christine could do no more shooting at him. She had fired four limes. She saw Hosclec, then a lot of other .people, and then big Dick Bancroft running from Ihc hotel. Shetlidn'l wait lo see whal they would do. Because dominating everything else in liei consciousness now was Ihc [acl thai Fran/:I in Larraway lay wounded in the dim hank building \ behind her. "Nofoody's frying lo luuuiliVilc you, nm'iitn! This is just (i peaceful little discussion about passing Iraflic lights." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson hastened across the narrow hallway and through a door into Ihe teller's cage. [ "Franklin! . . . Darling!" She was kneeling over him at once. She spoke in a hushed, tremulous : whisper that revealed something ' of her great stress. Franklin raised ..his head. He had been hall silting p half lying, siipporling'himsclf with his hands, and he turned lo look :iead a liltle oddly as it incrcdu- 1 ous of what he had seen and knesv ;o he Irue. His uller paleness had turned to color now. His delicately chiseled /ace was smudged with dirl where his hand had rubbed first tlie floor and then his check In some unconscious movement. "Christine! You—you calioJ me darling!" She only nodded, sobbing a little and staring at him, very close lo him, and trying to swaiiuw i«uJ control her voice. "Christine! You—risked your life—tor me! For me! Me! You called me—you—you told me once you loved Dick! But you r your life lor—for—" "No! . . . No!" She --' shouted it. "I didn't :>u/ i , him! At first I—" And then Ihcre was great commotion outside and a »dozen or more persons had run inlo the old bank. In a moment, more men and women and young people ol college age were staring down al them and at the splotch of blood forming under Franklin's leg, and everybody seemed lo be talking at he cars parked luuuer aown the street, , No cars had been allowed in the nisincss section of Goldcrcsl, lest .hey detract from the picturesque lualily of Ihe place when tourists came. One exception was the light Dickup truck used to haul supplies uid as a general ulihly vehicle. II was parked, by chance, in front of llie barber shop now, llie once glittering "Tonsorial Parlors" where Dick and Franklin had sleeping quarters. Mor'-ovfy.-, <:, • ' ''own hi.!, rc-J.y ij drive oui of town. T at her now. "C h r i s-t i n c! Are you—are UNITED STATES CONSUMED A\ORE THAN TOO, ooo, ooo ro/vs of COAL. IN THE SINGLE VEAR OF 1918 I have always'made it n habit (o be courteous to ladies, but ... 1 want to say in the most liolite manner that I can thai the lady's statement is not (inc.—Representative Oialiam Harden, n., North C'niohna, at a wage-hour hearing. » * t We believe ;io friends will ubatuloii or betray us while we ourselves remain sound nntl up- riglil.—CJitatrj Kai-Shek, Chinese Nationalist leader. * * » The bark of the TownsrndiU's if. worse tliau their bile.—Chnlrnuin Hamilton, of the Republican National Committee. KLEPTOMANIA DIPSOMANIA, AND DECALCO/V\ANIA O-o-c'.i! \V-\vIicrc you—" The lad was almost inarticulate. He could oniy stare at her now. "Franklin! urc—" "My leg. The thigh. It's painful, bnl you—arc you—" "1 am all right! A' 1 . :"-'•', Franklin! Except that I ina d«r.y f>>r fear you—you—!" . "Christine,- you came to my rescue! You took my gun and fought that man down! Followed him! . - . Fired at 1....I u..^ he .fired hack al you!" "You were in d^i^C". " *"-' You, Franklli.i I..- ;.__ ..._ a U, !.:',! you!" .• Her arm was around him, awk- ariiiy hul lovingly, and he was looking up al her and shaking his £)ICK BANCROFT thought he would go crazy in lhal long five or 10 seconds when he was forced lo watch Roselec jump to a horse and ride in pu»ou.t *. a criminal. He was even more frantic when he finally freed himself of the tourists who had unwillingly hemmed him in, and leaped out lo sec Rosclee a few hundred yards behind Carl Quail, pounding her horse. Unconsciously he prayed then, sliouli^E lo high licaven in his frenzy and in his stifling sense of futility. That he, a strong man an ex-fullback justifiably proud of uis strength and muscular ability should be forced simply to stand by was, of course, maddening. There was no other horse a hand. Only Mrs. Hogan's five sleepy burros were x'isible, nnr even they had scarcely botherec HE inslanl Dick saw il he started running. Tlie Iruck's keys were already ill it, ntid it was less llian a block from him now. He ran • before. In scarcely five seconds lie was there, had Ihe motor roariny, and in the same breath he had Ihc truck in motion as well. People were yelling behind him. He didn't heed, lie choked and accelerated, bumping over the old rocks and ruts and Utter of Main street. Away in the distance now ho saw l\v- ' , pushed nis accelerator u> Ihe oor. He caitchl un with Kosclce's Quail was sun u nundred yards "STOP!" Dick yelled al her. 'ROSELEE, STOP!" He did not wait /or her \o obey lis command. He had pulled up m her right at her side. Impiil- ively, he stepped to the rnnn'.n.; >oard of his truck and caught her lorse's reins. Then he jumped. The truck swerved into some oshua growth, tilted on one side and was halted there, bul Dick vent bounding for a full 50 ysrJs >cfore Ihe frightened animal could DC brought under control. He ivould hit the ground wllh his Iocs, TEMPERATURES OF \~2O DEGREES F. DESTROY PLANT PROTOPL ASA"s AND GREEN PLANTS CANNOT LIVE. LONG IN SUCH HEAT ANSWER Kleptomania—on insane desire 1 ' lo steal, dipsomania 1 •—a morbid, uncontrollable craving for drink, dccnlcoinani;)—the- art of transferring picture? from paper to other surfaces N'KXT: Is tlie sun straight down al mlftiilghl'j Alabama U. Reports Enrollment oi 15,962 '. TUBCALOO3A, Aln. (UPl—A lo- lal of KM" irersons, largest number In the histcry ol the University cf Alabama, regi.stcrcd lor work in all divisions of the university during the last year. Ktmihncut for the regular winter session was 5,-IOD. while 2.521 enrolled fcr Ihc summer scho;l and 8,032 were enrolled in the extension division, official said. The world's longest range pliolo Brnnli was taken oi Ml. Shasl; fr:m an elevation of Xl.OOO fee ant n distance of 3111 miles by a captain in the U. 3. army al carps. The photo covered greatest amount cf earth's surfac ever taken at a single exposure. Cdtincr News \VHIU Hrts By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major EGAD/TRAIM, PLWJE AMD THE MACHIUERV OF TKMJSPOKTATIOM AT VET -ne WAYFARER PRESSED FCRTUWDS IS LEFT STRAMDED OUT WERCV/ FAP-FAP/ TO ATTEMPT W&LKIUQ WOULO &E A55L)F!,DiTY/ BV PtA.3 VVOUt-D FOP<CE TH UkiGRACIOUS DRIVERS To I'LL 30ST APFlX A STICK TAW ' WE SMALL SEE SCO ABSOLUTELY CAM NOT QUIT YOUR. '\JOS-- PRO,\\ISED nH-M" ^\^M YOU WOULD \VORIC. THERE OLP BEFORB TIME.' H\M OM MV EACI^.SAGGV HMEE5, ER.CXDPV .S4-IOULPE PS HOLLOW CWEF.V.5-- ' PITCHER OF A'£ -PER. A OLD PEOPLES TEAVN.' SOU CAN'T JUST DIRTIED YOURSELF TO LOOK AS IF THE* H\O YOU OM A NASTY o SOMeeODY TAKE HIM POP. A TME FAST AGER. mo. T. «.«io.u,«. m.prf. lu lift their eyelids during tlv swift drama lhal had slirred men and women in Ihe ghost town Franklin knew not one could prodded to more than a lazy gat lop. That knowledge itself wa: inluriatins, as i' '-'*. r- -)-;!-" '-11 were taking; a further Jrbnie;sl3j al him. . , Then he became covetous o jump swing and bonnet several feel, again, clinging all Ihe while to llie reins nnd shrieking al Rosclce lo hold tight. When he could do so he lite-- ally pulled Ihe girl out of the .saddle and mounted it himself. He glanced up. Quait had le!t Ihe road, heading oul onto the sloping desert land studded with rocks and Joshua growth and thorny cacti. But even as Dick and nose- lee watched they saw fT' •••- • slumble, saw Quail somersault through '" "D i c k—he's throw n—he's down!" Dick caught a glimpse of Qunil limping swiftly afoot. Evidently the man Was not yet .willing to be captured. A" 1 r'-':,r--"iembcrcd Ili-t ""-it had carried a igun in his iiuiid. .-• . (To Be CoiichirtcO.) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. *••. M. ». MT. Common Feat- of Cancer of the Skin <Yom Sunburn Has Little Basis MI* Vtt. MOHKIS KISIIBK1N who have a lew tolerance In their Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ap.o An earthquake shock, apparently local, struck Blytheville anil vicinity at 1:15 this aflernoon, followed by a slight one at 2 o'clock. 'Ihe first shock was of suFfic.icril intensity io cause workers in His :dilor, Journal tf the. American skins for light and heat should not business section to hurry from the ,w,u u .. t ^ ».....-..„ ,». u n.,.- 1 Il.vgcia, the Health Magazine | Hcially produced ultraviolet rajs,, j - r Marsh. G3-year-okl Friscy This is the season when main- iT but should avoid even diffuse sun- 'conductor, succumbed at the Bly- "tsitn who has been accustomed j ! 'Bht and the reflected light frcm thcvlllc Hospital last night at « o av-idinc the sun as much n s | snow, water and sand. Most, people o'clock following a heart attack, lossililo suddenly decides that, sun- t know very promptly whether or not. .urn is synonymous with health their skins are sensitive to the sun. iiul exposes His enlirc b:dy on Ihc Such pccple can protect the skin .each or In Ihc fields with litllc or by wearing veils, by using creams Five Years Ago BERLIN: Hindenburg is dead. Adolf Hitler look sole command 10 pi-tcction Years of experience | that will net permit Ihe passage of the Cicrman government toilay. lave caused doctors to reccgnizc o[ (ile slm ' s ril 5' 5 - or b V keeping At the moment that President Paul that loo much sunlight and too much burning of the skin may irct )o especially beneficial. Indeed. p ihe specialists ill diseases jf the skin reccEnize a condition, .vhich Ihi-y call sailor's skin or Farmer's skin, which occurs In people who seem f? be especially sensitive to sunlight and who arc exposed Is it more or less constantly for a co:tl m.'tiiy years. In these people Ihc skin becomes wrinkled and dry iiud develops " number of permanent freckles. These Irecklcs urc not very dangerous. Occasionally, however, they tie- ccmc hardened like the hard brown spots (hat nppe.-ir in the themselves in the shade. 'von Hindenburg ilictl he 1'eople wll-li certain forms of president-chancellor, skin disease must also avoid the E. E. Alexander, local atlorn-jy, sunlight because these skin dis- today announced his withdrawal eases make those |»rti:ns of the from the race for Deinccrnllc noiu- skin ebiiccially sensitive, ami the inec for congressman from the change in coloration of the skin first Congressional district. In in the affected manenl. area may be per- withdrawing Mr. Alexander nmde , no endorsement of either of Ihe | remaining candidates Clinton Cald- wcll and Congressman Driver. Mind Your Manuel's Test your knowledge ol correct, Otic Year Ago Clyde "Spot" Reed, local boy who violated the usual custom by making good in his own home lown (is n member ol the Blytheville Giants, will be signally honored brown spots that appear in u,e - - ^rlng the fol- H&night when he , skins ol very old people. Occas on- lowmg ^^ tnen checking with an approprint ally <riue to irritative or oilier lac- nga | 115l (|lo iin thorltative answers officials and fans. answering the fol-'t&night when be will be presentee! i-inte gift from the op Ihc characlcrislte; of cancer. That fact lias caused some alarm to people who have heard that exposure to sun may cause cancer, « • * There has been more siinbfithins during the past 25 years than ever bef-.rc. In artditkn lo the ordinary sunbathing there lias been ft great, deal of exposure to ultriwlolcl, rays from artificial sources. Notwithstanding this increased exposure the figures ior deaths fr:m cancer :t the skin at all ages belo.v 45 for Ihe last 25 years indicate abaut or.e- rteath for every 100,000 people in the group. Tlie death rate among cUter pcoP lc k s'W'y greater. Moreover, the death rates fr:m cnuccr of Ihe skin have been steadily fallinB over a period of 25 years. The -specialists in diseases of Ihe skin account for the j lull In the death rate by the (act 1. Should a woman try to look "pretty" when wearing a riding habit? 2. Docs the person who wants lo be correct wear "faddish" riding clothes? 3. When one who lives In the city visits the country for n weekend, should he take country clothes with him? 4. Should a woman wear less t dressy clothes when she is en- 'Chute Jumper Dreams And Dives Off Balcony IIAUTLAND, N. 13. (UP) Urillon. wrn is employed at the Sainl Jchn airport was visiting home for a lew days, and told his friend Aubrey Baker all about parachute jumping. "Climb out on the ^ing, jump, count Ihreo and then pull the rip- tcrtaitiing limn when she goes to olrd," lie told his eajcr listener, another person's house? I At 2:30 a.m. the next mornin?, 5. Should a mother dress her' Baker climbed cut of bad. Hun? children in more elaborate clothes his bedspread over a bannister than are worn by the children railing, and still dreaming of airplanes and parachutes climbed up on the bannister anrt dived. m-iWn? a 14-point landing 20 tcet below. He serious Injuries. Hint peep's have bec:iue educated to the danger ot lesions of the skin that will not heal and that modern medicine has developed ways for taking care ol these le- pl:iis. including surgical removal, the use Of radium, the use ol carbon dioxide snow or similar methods. . who play and go to school with them? What would you do It— You nre a woman wondering what clothes will be most useful aboard ship. Buy— (a) Sporl5 clothes? tb) Street, clothes? Answers 1. No. Smart, 2. No. 3. Yes. 4. Yes. So that she will not outshine her guests. 5. No. Best "What Would You Do' The bost advice is that people ! solution—(a). USt Owed loTcclh DRAFrON, Australia (UP)—H. Atken. fishing enthusiast, is convinced that he owes his life to the fact that Instead of having false teolh,he still has an unusually strong set of natural ones. When his launch capsized and he war, thrown into the sea, he became entangled in Ihe nets and lines, lie bit his way through these and swam 160 yards to shore.

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