The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 25, 1938
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PAGE FotJfe HIiYTIIEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER MEWS MONDAY, 'APRIL' 25, THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. tf. W. H'AiNES, Publisher 1. GRAHAM SybBURY, ESIWr BAMUtL f. NORRIS. Admitting' Manager Sole National JW'vetflsing Representatives; Arkansas Dailies, Bio., New York, Chicago, Detroit St tout, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at tlie post o(Ilc« at Blytneville, Arkansas, under act of Congress,- October 9, S91T. Served by fhe United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier in the City of BJylhevUle, I5c per *eek, or 65o per month. By mall, wlllilii a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 pel- year $150 for six months. 15c for Ihree months; bv moll in posla! wnes two to six, l»<=luiivc, $650 per yeai; In zones seven anil Wit, $ per year,, payable in advance. It Can Only Happen Here The brightest, illustration of what Americanism really is was provided by —of all things—that riot between American Legion men and Nazi members of the German-American Rtiml i» New York the other day. Afier the -(lust h;ul settled, a pugnacious Nazi was hauled off to court to answer charges of carrying concealed weapons—he was accused of having a trench knife in his belt. All things considered, you might- have supposed that this son of the Fatherland would get pretty abrupt treatment in the court. But it didii't work out that way. Tried before a judge who was himself an American war vetenui, and defended by a Jewish lawyer, the German was found not guilty and discharged. And the jud^e, in discharging him, remarked on this strange combination of facts and added: "This situation iri an American court proves the worth-whilcncss of Americanism, a fair application of the law to all defendants regardless of nationality." Now there are, when you stop to think about it, precious few places ii\ the world today where a thing like that could Have happened; which is just .mother way of saying that exact justice as an abstract quality is honored in only a handful of countries nowadass: There are too many passions loose in the hearts of men for the spirit of fair play to get mucli chance to exert- itself. It would be going altogether too far, ot course, to say that all American courts, at all times and places, display the e\ en-tern pered fairness which marked this case in New York. We have a long and sorry record • of incidents of the opposite sorts. Yet the ideal does remain. It is there all the time for us to shoot at, and because it is there we do hit it now and then. At (he very least, it docs give n.s a soil, so to speak, which'is favorable to the growth of fair play and tolerance. And even that much, little as it is, is worth a great deal. It is the lump that leavens the loaf. For before Uie oppression and brutality which curse the world today can take hold of » people, that ideal must be discarded. People must be persuaded thai it is a false- value that needs to be discarded. They must cease even to respect it as an abstraction. We haven't got to that point. However far we may fall short of our ideal, the ideal itself is still there to beckon us on. Some day, if we continue to look nl it—mid to Kel, every .so ot'lon, concrete examples of the way it works out in actual practice—we shall reach the place where we can turn it into a daily reality. More and More Outlook It's a confusing age, but wonderful. Speculating about the future is more fun now than it ever ii'fis, for science is dashing around in such a headlong fashion that almost any guess is probable. There were two meetings (lie other day in widely separated cities. One was of chemists, tlic other of traffic engineers. The former wore told in effect that the gasoline outlook was get- ling better and belter, that a new process of changing natural gas into liquid gasoline would have the effect of adding 20 per cent to the life expectancy of the country's gasoline sup- lily. The traffic, engineers at the other meeting heard the principal speaker predict that the automobile of the future would not bo run by gasoline but by electricity transmitted by ethereal waves. One report doesn't cancel the other, but the latter seems to change the gasoline life expectancy all over again, anil the former seems to make the latter unnecessary. It's a wonderful jfge, but confusing. Operation . Kdgar Bergen is playing with lire. The head of Charlie McCarthy is to be transferred to a new body. That doesn't seem to be much cause for concern at first glance, but consider: will Charlie still be'completely Charlie after the operation? It calls to mind a number of theatrical figures of the past who .jimmied themselves into oblivion with faec-lili- injf tolls awl surgical instruments. Fat men who traded popularity for personal charm. Coniedians who got tired of having faces that stopped clocks, and whom the public then ignored. And then, too, there's this for Rcr- gen to meditate on. Charlie, according . to a recent news dispatch, has been insured. Remember the riddle about the shoe? First it was re-soled, and then it acquired a new top, and what was it then? The same old shoe or another one? When Charlie gets a new body, will he or will he not be entirely covered by the insurance? Bergen; watch out. Germany knows thai we will nol surrender, bill right.—Vladimir Hurban. Chechoslovakian Minister to the United Slates. Discord vanishes with music; hence, music- lovlng iieople arc amongst the linppi«,l ncople j in (he world.—President Roosevelt. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Our new office hoy is so vH'iiiit (hut no one has I he courage to as him lo do anything." OUT OUR WAT By J. R. Williams THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson A CUBIC FOOT OF ALUMINUM 162. WHEREAS A CUBIC FOOTOP CAST 1)1.' I IIAIH<'Ti:ilS .11)1(1: .Mil,Mill, I,,.,,,l,l,.; , look mi llnslrr I'mlsr. DICK IIAllll.TII.V. IIITCII l>lll»|IMl I,Id* till- lj<T<lt!IC. ISOIIUI, J'OH'I l:n. ir:iM-l<r; the same friendly, eon- I'slrnldj I .In -ii him- luilli >'il Ij)' «r«. V K Joj'l'l- III fl, In ItliiKMun. llllVI' nrlvr CIIAITEH XVI 'PI IK Km press was ridinu slowly " into Kingston harbor, cutting; Iho clear blue water so (Hiictly (h;il (lie white foam of (lie hrokrn waves was scarcely visible. The doctor stood at the rail with Joyce and Dick, watching the shore line. "You're BoinK io have, a beautiful day ashore," he remarked presently. Later, when he had left Ihrni together, Joyce remembered the mailer of their joint profit at the Casino. It was two hundred ami fifly- funr dollars, to be exact. They sat down in front of the imr.srr'.s Dilice ;md counted if oiil. ,!<».vec added licr half of it, one hundred ;n»l tux'jil.v-sevcn (tolhns, to the twenty still remaining of her bingo wiiutings'. "I'm ridiur now by two dollars than wlicn I came ahoard," she told him brightly. "And I have a much bcller-loohii'.a p^'ketbool;." She smiled happ 1 !/ as she lucked the money away. Dick leaned back against (he wall and watched her with unconcealed admiration, approving Hie tjuick responsive smile that lighted her face, the sott brown eyes, bright witli sincerity and yood humor, Hie saucy upturned trose, sprinkled now with a Tew audacious freckles captured imder a tropical sun. "The smartest thinf! I ever did in my life," he said with sudden tenderness, ''was to hump into you tliat first niRlit out." Joyce dropped her eyes. sei valivc atmosphere (if Bermuda, except that Kingston bustled with the commercialized importance of a metropolis. Here Ihe slow padding of horse-drawn wagons and carriages was drowned in the hum of up-to-date (rucking; lazy darkies, riding to lov/n astride their mules, made way for motorcycle delivery curls. They walked alone, gating al window displays of limici Street '/arcs. Kingston left no doubt in rather you did myself," she GROVE OP WHITCi ;PfMESf _ I • GB&irxK. STATE PARK;. -laAVOY, MASSACHUSETTS, WAS WEIGHTED' tSOWM A>JD BROKEN BY /C£ AND SNOW \-*. IN-1921 / -TODAY, TWISTED AND SENT, THE TREES f-IVEl ON TO TFI..1 .THE STORV. ' 1--ZS' GOUJMBUS POUND ONI^/J ONE DOMESTICATED ANIMAL IN THE • OCXS/ admitted honestly. They were among the first passengers who picked tlieii cautious way down ti:; gangplank, eager for a quick appraisal of this new land, their eyes alive .wHh expectancy. Tlie wharf was crowded with native vendors. Dick hurried Joyce through the alluring displays. "These things will all be here when we get back," he assured her. "You wouldn't stall now to load mi- down with chairs and hats aui baskets, I hope." They emerged from the merchandising chaos, ran the of chiiuiTeuc-s and guides and self- iippaintcd counsellors, and came al last to the main shopping district Icfji-ul part of the British ICm- re. "What do we want first';" Dick luiuircd. "Scotch tweeds or l.on- lon hoots?" Joyce's eye caught tiie beauty if crockery in a shop window. 'Let's l^ok at dishes," she urged. 'I'd lave to gel some Wedgewood or Auot Martha, ul?" Isn't it heauli- e srinned. "1'lales are plates II o me. It's the food upon them liat iviimts. lint coiue on; you niKhl ph'k out something for my nulher. loo. She's wacky over lake you over to the hotel; you •an sit in Hie garden and cool off. Hide's just one tiling I want to >uy, and I see Ihc shop down Hie street." "Can't I go along?" "And dawdle another hour and j half? I should say not." They lunched at Ihc; Myrtle iiank Hotel, in a glamorous garden setting of royal palms and Bougainville;], and across the 'able he handed li(T the inirchaso 10 had made. "Just a little souvenir of tlie good times we've had logelher, Joyce," he explained. She opened the. box eagerly. There, nestling in its pillow of nov.'y cotton, was a beautiful land-wrought silver locket, large as a IIOU'H egg, and hung on a turdy silver ropR-chain. She caught her hrealti sharply, "It's lovely, Dick! And so exquisitely made." She held it up to her dress, enjoying the bright contrast of it against the solid blue. "There's a place inside for a photograph." he offered lightly, She Hushed, not knowing wlial to answer. Yet sbe could not be cmbarr.-is'scd al Die gift. The locket was no garish jewel a wealthy man might oifer his light- o'-love, but it was ns fine an ornament as one couJc? buy for a friendly keepsake. "Joyce," he said presently, and his voice was husky with a warm tenderness which sent the blood coursing through her veins. "Do yon know that I'm head over heels in love wilh you?' 1 She ansvvercd, more from nerv- oiisnei's ilian from any desire to hurt him: "Is that whal you told IsobeJ, too?" lie dropped liis eyes, and a deep Hush stained his checks. She felt a quick shame for her imkindiicss. She put out her hand contritely. "I'm sorry I said Ihat^ Dick,", she apologized sincerely. Then, dropping her eyes: "I guess 1 just didn't know what else to say." "I Ihoughl yon might say that tic sighed in weary relief as the you cared a bit for me." decisions were m.-cdc and arrange- "Oh, 1 do, Dick. I enjoy every ments completed to have the two minute of being with you . . ." sets packaged and delivered to tlie "Bui you don't love me." Empress. '-I don't know . . ." Bui she "Thank Heaven people don't j did know, nevertheless. She knew have to liny new dishes every day jthat if this were another moment, in the week. Do you know howja warm moonlit night on deck, long you've been here?" j with hrs arms about her, his eyes "How long?" j imploring, slic could not help ac"An hour ami a half." j knowledge Hie truth of it. Here "Not really! I'm sorry, Dick, j at a luncheon table, in the broad But it's been slid) fun. I can't i light of Jiigli noon, v.'ilh the eyes wait to see Aunt Martha's eyes I of waiters and other guests upon she shopped tor ehinaware in an ecstasy of sheer delight, iltogcther unmindful that in Haiti '-'he Iiad criticised women who >refeiTcd the foolish allure of shops to (he greater opportunity >f exploring the scenic splendors of a bounteous Mature. 'I'he moments flew by, a brief nterludc in paradise, until Dick, irailini; along dutifully in her wake, a blue-eyed docile bull in be china shop, murmured an ipoloRolic plea that she make up !icr mind in time for luncheon. She bought a dinner ;-et for Aunt Martha in (lie traditional Wcdgcwood blue, to match the wallpaper of her dining room. And for Dick's mother she chose. extravagantly dainty Royal Doul- tou tea set, all gold and green and u'hen she opens the package. Come now. I'll go wherever you want, tt can't be time for lunch- con yet." "It's five to twelve. Suppose I them, the words stuck in her throat. So the moment passed, and he said no more of it. (To Be Continued) normally, it is fre- ir_. r ni T 11 to feed ii.em by ; Veteran of 91 Tells How He Was Strung Up MOTHER NATURE sometimes gives man forceful sermons on how to live. The White Pine forest of Grey lock Park is a typical picture of the "Never Say Die" spirit. Some of Ihc trees had Ihc main trunk broken completely ofT. only to have a new branch carry on the work of the lost member. NEXT: The Wind man whn has written 1UI) IwiUs. The Family Doctor T. M. lift. V. «. P«t- Of. or to swallow (llicnlly necessary pill ting a tube through the nose and to insert, a mixture of easily digestible, highly nutritious mate-: rial into the .stomaeli. ; LAVTTON, Okla, I UP)—Seventy- Mixtures have been dcvclopc:! "ve year." a::o a IC-year-old Mis- whicli contain the necessary mi- ; s01 "' farm boy. Charles H. Gordon, tritioiis material. Including' mill:,j dangled al the end of a rope for eggs, sugar, orange juice, cod liver i refusing to (ell Union soldiers oil. and yeast. On .such u diet, ol'j where his father's horse were liiil- whicli one quart will provide some! ''en. 2500 to ;tOO:) calories when suit-] Today. Charles II. Gordon. 01- l>cs:-.iblc -\. period:; ably combined, it i:; carry on life for Ion time. H is, of course, necessary to control the fever, the restlessness, the periods of excitability, and oilier symiiloms by the usual methods. For this reason, gw.l nursing is of > -nvnity-uic the utmost importance in sustain- ( 0 ol]r ing life in .such cases. year-old Confederate veteran, snitl lie lias hopes now of living much lunger than he had for n few minutes on thai, day in I8S3. "It war, in Clark county, Mis- soiuc. just before I joined (he Confederate lorces." Gordon related. Uniun soldier:; ciunc scs were.) r>f me to tell where our horses w I refused. "Then they took inn to a tree, put a rope around my neck rnd .sluing me up. I wjs strangling when they let me clown, and I agreed to leli. "I look them to two horses, but, we had many more that, were hidden which they did not rind." Tear Gas Routs Police From Central Station Good Nutting Imperative MM PCT TU' HECK. ARE YOU DRAWN' HOR5ES FOR? WHY VOU DRAW MOOE&N STUFF? HORSES ARE OUT OF DATE—PRETTV SOON PEOPLE WOM'T KNOW WHAT A. HORSE LOCKS LIKE.' WELL/ THAT'LL BE ALL TH' BETTER FER. MY Jn Sleeping Sickness IIY wit. MUKIUS Kitltfir, Journal of Ihc American MeiHeal Aisoriatinn. anil of Hyccin, tlic Health Magazine Occasionally following measles, inllnrara. or oilier infectious diseases, and sometimes ;is an "epidemic not related to other condi- Mons, Ihe extraordinary disease called epidemic lethargic cnccphti- litls appears In various communities. It lias been called American fleepiiiE sickness. It v, no longer felt that, there is any direct, connection between this disease and epidemic Influrnzn. Apparently, cnceplialills can allecl the liiimaii body when weakened nr damaued by some other infection. 'Ire onset of this condition is KU:|- <len or K'firi'ial; in fact, it docs not I'l'-vays follow a definite p;U1ei-n, t7stj;i!fy tl^Tc is increasing rit^H-- .'vir^ss. slight fc^er. jind tlie lie- finnins of difficulty with vlsmn. ii:rh as double vision, or other eye disturbances. When the patient is put to bed. he usually lies with one or both of the eyelids closed. He Is relaxed and <iuiot. but. apparently not actually nslecp. In- .-t«it| r:c has the mask of stupor, a luce completely without expression. Some patients, however. :;"em to be excited, to mutter, and lo five, signs of considerable mental disturbance. In other cases there arc periods of delirium, alternating with, periods of stupor. Recovery from this infection "of tlic brain Is usually slow, and In a considerable number of the eases there arc 16ft pvoetcsslvc disturbances oC the nervous system which January was named for tlic Roman t'Utl. .i.'mii.s. He was god of j Cl1ti m addition ID the live slnvrs the day and the ljcgiiir.ini; cif the I owned by my fnllnT. yrjii', anil WHS pictured willi a\ '"''he .soldiers made the rook.% fix iicud that looked two \v;ty.s. WINNIPEG i UP)—Winnipeg po- | lice showed imustutl /cal in riisli- ing off to their beats one day. anp- crior officers could not understand tlic strange phenotnenon, An investigation revealed that Sergeant James Maitlaiul had ac- "Uad was with Itio Confederate cklcntally discharged tear gas from Army in Lewis county. Mother,, l)is riot gun in the Central Police one hrothcr and an aunt were prc;-1 station. Douglas lir is the main tree of Ilio lumber production of British dinner, and in the meantime risked l Columbia, OUR HOARDING HOUSE willi Major Ifoople arc exceedingly serious. They may be of the form of sinking pnlsy: they may involve degeneration ol Hie intelleet. certain forms of insanity, and occasionally complete disturbances of the circulation, the hreatiiinu, or other functions of the body. « • * Unfortunately, the mrdlcal profession has not yet. developed any specific meihoil of treatment for this disrate. The most lhat can be done is to give the Ircst possible care to Hie patient, with the hope that tlie infection will disappear anrl then Hie tissues of the briiiu will gradually return to normal. Since these patients arc unable to feed themselves or even to eat Announcements Die Courier News tias DCen nu- thorlzcd to make formal announcement of the (allowing candidates for public office, subject to the Democratic primary August B. For County Treasurer B. U (BILLY) OAlrfES Vor Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON (For Ro-election) Conntjr Court Clerk T. W. POTTER For County Tax- Assessor W. W. <BUDDY* WATSON BBYANT STEWART For County and Vroobale Judse. DOYLE HENDERSON S. L GLAD1SH (For Re-election) For Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MOKRIS For County Representatives \V. W. FOWLER Yen/ MAYBE WE'LL MEED HELP IM TH' STOME QUARRY SOMETIME/ THE AD TOR HELP/ I WAS HERE -FIP,ST/WMAT KlMPA JOB IS IT 2 LIPPIKJG THE SKIPS UklDEP, 'THE OPPOSITION- 4-15- COPB. 19M BY NEA SERVICE, ItiC

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