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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 17, 1938
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TAGB _flLWttfiViLL13 (AUK.)' COUUiUli NlilWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: *xkihias bailies, Inc., New York, Chicago. Dc- Iroit, Bt, Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter nt llic l>ost ulllce at Blytlicvilic, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 19J7. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of BlytlicvUle, 15c per week, or 65c per monUi. By mall, within n radius of bO miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 15o for three months; by nmll In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones sovcn and eight, S10.00 per year, payable in advance. A Yields Romance A grail deal of nonsense has linen printed at one time or anolhcr alioul the romance of newspaper wovlc. I'Voin the lime of Ridiiml Harding Davis down to he era of "1'lic Front I'age," the newspaperman II;IH lirai lield up as a (.-Imp who moves through an aora of roinanie — a slightly smnclgeil and soiled dura, oeciisioiiiilly, l)ttt romance nonetheless. At least 90 pm 1 cent, of this is [Hire hokum. Yet there Ls a romance .in UK: business, as there i.s in all trades anil callings; but there i.s nothing spectacular about it, and it i.s only rarely that the man in the .street i.s able lo ifel a look at it, One of these rare occasions look place not long ujjo when the I' Prizes for the past year wen: awarded. The gold medal for disinterested and meritorious puhlit service wus awarded to the Bismarck Tribune, in North Dakota ; and because the thing which that newspaper did to win the award is a striking example of the resd romance of newspaper work, the tale i.s worth retelling here. Bi\ck in 1933 the fanning region of •western North Dakota was in a bad way. Drought and. economic depression had reduced whole areas to desperation. About the only solution anyone could offer was a suggestion that all haiuta. stand .by and wait for 'help from Washington. -' ... -.'•'•''/' It was here that the Bismarck Tribune got busy. The late George I). Mann, publisher of the newspaper, had the notion that the farmers of this particular dust bowl could work their own way oul of the mess if someone showed them how. lie decided that his paper would do the showing. So a long, unspectacular and laborious: campaign was begun. First, I lie newspaper stressed the value of irrigation. It agitated, campaigned and educated; and, after some three years, brought about the construction of s(i"'c 200 irrigation projects which helped' turn sun-baked fields • into green and fertile producers again, Bui thai wa.s only a part of it. There wa.s a campaign to restore sub-marginal lands to U, c I'mge: a drive for the construction of small dams to conserve water; a shelter-bell program; a course of edticalion in sci- OUT OUR WAY enlilic Tanning praclires, and a whole Hock of lesser matters. As a result of all of this, iho area which looked done for a few years ago is now getting back on its feet again —and, which is important, gelling there by its own efforts, and not by help from above. There are no picturesque !.•!.•),mID:s in this story, no hard-boiled editors, no dauntless seekers after ncoop.s. It i.s simply a story of a long, thankless campaign lo make a region a better place to live in; as such, it is worth a ilo/.i'ii of Ihe old blond-anu-ihmuler, get-1he-news-at-all-costs yarns. a/ OttteM, Publication In this column ol editorials from other newspapers docs not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of Inkiest In the subject* discussed. Gin a Slale Fix the Price of a Hair-Cut? Till! i p iit,(! ol un (Jklalioma barber who '.mil to Jail rather than pay a $2'> (inu imiwsod on him for [illumine a man's liaii' fur 2!> cents in ;i zone ivlicre .state law lined (lie minimum prk'C at -10 tcnls recalls Ihe Jersey City clothes piow- or and cleaner who was Jailed for charging- .1 customer less than the price prescribed by :ui NHA code. The National Recovery Act was (Ill- ally set aside as imcniislilnlianal, though not nnlil lifter Its Jersey City victim had served Ills time for making his own price for a piece of work. The Oklahoma Supreme Coint has not yet passed on the barber pricc-ilxhijj law enacted l:y the last legislature. 'Tills embattled oklnlumiu barber, now free on bond, who declines lie's go!:!;; to } K | J(B s in his own shop, says he ivully cuts the price only in cases where customers can't pay move. The lust Arkiinsns legislature also passed n law relalini! to barters. Out Act 'm of I0:i7 leaves prices to the barbers themselves. It is concerned solely with Ihe practice of liavber- ins. particularly as regards sanitation and the skill ol individual barbers nt their trade. Efforts are continually made to fix prices for BOOfls and services by use of (he legislative power. The imjilicalions of 11 test ciise on this Oklahoma barber pii cc law. w |,j._;i j s ;,] rca(iy pending in u, c slate Supremo Court, so far beyond the question of pvk-es for shaves and hair cuts. For If a Mate can fix Hie minimum prices barbers are to charge for their services, what is lo keep a state fumi prescribing minimum prices for every kind of service and every- variety of .goods?.' '-Arkansas -Gazelle He was the l:lml that yon would figure least likely lo syce-set!. P. Solomon, ol Denver, verall- inu Stalin as a schoolmate. » » » You're fare there iiii:(. aii.vthiii^ down about tlrivlns while drunk? I ivn.-i pretty light, you kucw.-Kobert Lucksley. of Dctioil. lo the juclse trying him for reckless driving. » * * I ftartai when I was !). and I've l.cen :\l it CVC1 ' rfl! i' r ' f'hllij) Jletiovfr. 15-iear-uKI fashion dcEisner, ot Fall Church, V;i. * * « A iniitheis 1 .slrikc h siiini'tliini; even dictator could not deal «illi.-M, s . cirucc Noll C'roivtll. "Ainericaii Mother of IKI8." • • » If we iln ,,ol get helium, 11,,-rc will be no !,i»re XrppeliiK;. -n,-. iu, S o Erknier. (iciman dirigible es|:crl. here to buy Amennui helium lor Oerinaiiv. SINCE HE'S BEEN HIS STORIES TO EDITORS HES ALWAYS WATOUN' FER. TH' MAIL MAN IKJSTEDDA NW\TCH\NV FEtfTH' 6f\U_-- &OLP1E GOT A TOOTH KNOCKED OUT TH' LAST GAME WM1LE LOOKIN' IN HIS BANK. BOOK By J. K. Williams 1 VEH , BUT THAT'S ALMOST^ A SURE SIGN OF SUCCESS- OUR TROUBLE IS THAT WE CONCENTRATE ON BASEBALL IW SCHOOL BUT NEVER ON SCHOOL WHEW WE'RE IN BASEBALL J \\^ THE BIG TIMERS TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1938 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "I wiint you youngsters (u read wluil tliiK article says nil the necking dial's H:«iug on nowadays." f THIS CURIOUS WORLD M William Ferguson IN INDIA, SILKUAORM OWERP/LLARS ,„, •. AKIE FAfWI£DOtJT BY THEIR/OWNERS . : Z?' I ^^,^ ED/ WHEN -THE-/ TRANSFORM •-THEMSELVES INTO SILK-O3VERED COCOT THEY ARE RETURNED AND WEIGHED ' ANO THE FEEDER. IS PAID ACCORDINcS TO THE V^EIGHT OF_ HIS OFFERING ' BIRD OF PARADISE: DEPLAVS A GORGEOUS - HEAD ORNAMENT TO ATTRACT ITS CQPR- 1938 BY 1JEA LIONS. line man. mature in approximately one-fourth of their lite .pan. They live well In captivity, some having lived under man's aic tor 25 years. Capthc lions, aHliou|;h not well muscled life hosy living in Hi,; wild stale, develop more beautiful maucs. NEXT: HUH fo.v hunting dt-laynl (he liiiildhij ( jf (h e railway-; in The Family Doctor . tt i. Pmt. OC. C.uokctl I!V UK. iUOKKIS Hilitnr, Journal of Hie American !M e <1 i c a I Assddalion, and nf llVRCia, (he ileallli M:i&i/.iiic 1'h.vsiclnus everywhere arc bt> ginninK to sec increasing iiiimbcrs of cases of people v.'lio have ilcvcl- ii|iert trichinosis after ealini; )iork. Ucecntly un outbreak otruncd in Vermont in which fil people were atUickrd by this coudltluu. The doctors lirsl realize.;! that there van an outbreak when a_ soldier came lo an army camp suffering with headache, chills, anil a gcii- irul frrliiif; of It. was ob- .vcvvcd that his eyes \vcre swollen and painful, that- he had a sore Uncial, and lhat he also had soreness in his muscles. His fever gradually became higher, until eventually I!, reached 1011.2 d^sices. An examination of the blocxi leveale.d Hip prcocncc nf a greatly in-coascd number ol wliito blonrl r:rll:s with an especially large inrreasr- r,[ one variety known a:, casiiiDplnlcs. Within a pciiod ot a week. seven mire patienU, were trnmti with tliis condition. The doctors then Ue^.m Diking rarcful study ot Hie ri,,,|-, ol irse patients for a (w.'ti^;l of Hvo week'; previous to the lime wn cn Ihe lies! patient .ippraved, n war, fcund that many of them had eaten j-ansanos lor breakups!. :;:ti( pork at supper, bdcon at brraktas'. polk chops for slipper, or roist loin of pork for dinner at various times. Notwithstanding the fact Hist, a.11 of the meat had been in.'.prrirrt by a veterinary olflcer and by tlic Bureau of Animal Industry, it was obvious that all of the people infected who were In the army camp j had at some time eaten infested j pork. I 'Iho one meal at whii'li every one. ' who had been infected was present was an evening meal al which roast loin of pork was served. Many of the patients said that this pork had nol been, well conked M the center. Obvioii.'.ly ollicial meat inspcclioti is not always sufficient to eliminate (he possibility of intcctou with Irieliinae. liipcalcdly ] bave pointed out in these columns that pork, hamburger, barl.Tciie.s and similar meals frequently purchased from roadside stands arc imdcrcookcd. Annoimceincnts tt>e Courier News r:as nccn iu- thorlffid to make formal announcement r>r the following candidates for pii'>!lc office, subject to the Democratic primary August 9. Vor Coiiuly Treasurer It. L. (BiLDY) OAINE3 Vor Sheriff and Collector HA,I,E JACKSON H'^or Re-election) Cnuntj Conrt Clerk T. W. 1'OTTER t'i>r Counly T,i.\ Asscs-sor W. w. rntmiW) WATSON lUiYANT STEWART I'm Cniinly nud 1'rortlmle JUil;c DOYLE HENDERSON S. L. GLADISH (For Rc-elccllon) For Circuit Court Clerk HAKV'KY 1 MonUIG 1'or County Rcprejcntallvcs W. W. FOWLER L. H, AUTRY WOODROW HUTTON (AST in' nun \m:uH J'MKJI-; Ill'.V.V—lirruiimi »liu WJiiiced I,, ||>. Hor;j.;u HIIKI n.VKii— in. ro , f, c tviinffil lo li'Nt Iln- slrii(iiMiilit-ri<. " i:» vi, uui.iio.siv— >v .. „ n i ,• ttJilmvi «lir iviiiili'il lliiKi-r,;i,v\ i.\ r.vuci-: — J,I,-LI,'« niutlier; Hjjr \fjnilcj H Nuu-lu-liitr, inti] l fro tcnsi t hi* n\ tin-re IN Klin i , l:i u^ou vlille CHAPTER XIV JACKIE spent most of that day al the airport, wailing in vain for some news of Roger and his silver ship. But llierc not only was no word from him, but no news from any source about him. "He's Wanked out," Mac admitted finally, after trying over and over to raise some response to his pevsistcnl signals. He took one look at Jackie's white face, and lacked on quickly, "Though maybe it's only his radio lhat went haywire." "You know il's more than that," Jackie, said. "Oh, Mac, do you suppose he can possibly make a landing under such conditions, with Iiis motor dead, no ceiling or visibility—lias he gol any chance al all? Give me the Irulh. I can take il." She would have lo "lake il"; she would have to keep standing by, as she had promised Roger, so long as there was the slimmest hope lo which to cling. "He'll have a job on his linmls." Mae returned reluctantly, his thin lips twitching; Jackie had no idea how stricken, how fearful her lovely eyes looked, their golden fires dimmed. "If anyone can squash (hat cralc down in lhat rough country Roger will do it. If not, hu'll have sense enough to bail out." "You mean he'll jump?" Mac nodded. "He's probably sitting in a (rcetop somewhere right now," be said. Bui he knew his attempt al humor fell pretty short. In lhat I.isl message from him, lie had estimated his position as lie west leg of the Bcllcfontc beam; Jackie knew, without being 'old, lhal thai particular strelch was (he most hazardous in the Allcghcnies. II would be a miracle to achieve a landing, flying practically blind, with the molor dead, and after lhal tremendous dive from 35,000 feet. Oil her way home from Ihe field she heard the newsboys calling the first extra. She jammed on her brakes to purchase one There looking at her from (he front page' was Roger, wearing ]ij s broadj and that this increases the possibility of infection with tnchinoss. Properly cooked |Kirk is as safe a food a.s any thai one would wish lo cat. It would noL be wise to alarm people so lhal they would refuse lo cat pork. Neverlliclcss it is important to emuhasi/e the fact that, pork ill general is not safe io cat milil it lias been .suitably cooked with plenty ot heal. At the same lime we should bc- !!in a campaign of education as to the feeding e/f swine. Swine which arc Ic.t on garbage are infested with Irieliinae from three to five times as often as swine fe;l on grain. Very seldom is it due to the fact that swine cat rodents. The feeding of garbage lo swine may seem economical, but- if it is lo result in any considerable number ol cases of trichinosis, il will prove far more cosily feeding with suitable material Ircc from the possibility of infcclion. Farms iu the United States have more available horsepower than manufacturing anil tniiiiui; combined. confident grin. He was standing, with IScryl Melrose, beside the silver ship, ready for the takeoft from Burbiink. There was no news cxcepl what Jackie already knew, nn account of Ihe stratosphere flight, giving the bulletins route, and then the all the pleading of which she was capable into her voice. "If you'll just go away and let me alone ..." She heard Evelyn murmur something that sounded like, ". . . dear me ... I can't under-' stand . , ," and then her footsteps resounding down the hall. received en , Roger's last message—and silence that had followed. Volunteers were scouring tl section of the country where it LTC , n , lowll lnc was believed Iho plane—or silc hncw E volvn ^fnC If, ft rtf 'it .i.m.l^J l.n f nun,}. . - .. J TACKIE lay sli! hat J rou i,i, i' hcn l w vo W was left ot it-would bo found; in g for dinner now Beryl beside the silvc gave Jackie's heart farmers townspeople, even the ^ , nc cvenmg ,, al)(!1 . bcf National Guard had lurned out, one else saw if Hack In he ro" besides a number of plnnes carry- , hc dool . sccurcly ))t) ,, cd 01 ;l wttnm,. t e fi"? flom lh ? ?",- more - slie " lillc " l '« si«* ap-* without doubt, the paper stated, - •" •- • • - .."•''• there would be some discovery before nightfall. * * » JT was almost dinner lime when Jaekic reached home. She hurried up the slairs to her own room; she fell she simply could not face Evelyn, and all her questions ami the fuss she would make, now of all limes. She fell she. could not face anyone. Not until she knew what had happened to Roger. Mac had promised he would let her know the moment he learned anything new. She knew she could depend on him. Bui oh, Ihis terrible agony of wailing, Ihis gnawing uncertainly! If she had thought those hours, wailing for Roger's call letters to come through io the little lower room, had dragged with leaden feet, what would Ihese nexl hours be, how could she get through them? "Are you home, darling?" Evelyn's voice outside Ihe door, her hand rattling the knob. "Why, Jacqueline, you've locked your door! What on earth, is the matter, child? Open it—it's molher, darling." "Please, Mother ... I have a headache," Jackie mumbled from the bed where she herself, face down, had full thrown length, raiding that she was almost physically exhausted. She was glad she had though! to turn the key in the lock. Lei Evelyn rattle it as much as she wished, Jackie would not admit anyone. "A headache . . . dear me! get you something . . ." "I don't want anything! Just I'll mother apparently had not heard about Roger yet. She would not till as long as she ... she got up and •rept clown_thc slairs once more. I dress- U 11 WOUECl I1C (11CSS- ' low. Jackie conldi Paper before any-Ji with feverish fingers. There was the same lelcphofo of Roger and' [• plane—iL the same pilcous wrench. This cdilion bad been printed several hours later' hut it held no new news, not much more hope. The search was still going on hut so far not a 1 single trace had been discovered of the ship or of ils pilot. Jackie felt she could not ciiduvt this wailing much longer; it was this uncertainly (hat was so un-' bearable. II would lie easier Ic know lhat Roger had cracked up.: thai there was no hope at all, than' to have to go on nol knowing what had happened, what lo cx-i pcct, J She would not wail any longeiK for Mac lo call. She would phone!; him. If stie could not reach him! slip would get in her car aii<* drive back out lo the Held. i : When she gave her name thc'i' operator nt the field, who her, cried hurriedly aside Miss her. Mac Dunn. . I C! j n 't l ,'i| llnve (o And then, after an' eternity M ac ' s voice came over* the wire. "Hello ... •Oli, Mac . is that you, Jackie? 11 ; I had ( 0 ca n you r; , ... What had the operator meant?) "Have you heard anything? Jsn'f there anything new?"- ; "Yes ... I was just going to coll you, Jackie." Mac's voice sounded"-' [ruff, unnatural. He had heard- ; something then! ','. "They found the ship," Mac was saying, still in that same odd:voice. . "Near Kylerlown. Pretty: let me alone." Thank heaven "her h ']? >y cracke(;l up—one wing torn.t mother apparently had not heard off ' molc "' Rmn shed in . . ." "But Roger She had to: ever the news. know what had happened until know, to gel it over with, what-/ she read the regular evening edi- """" "'" " lien of Hie paper. ' "But, darling, you* must let me do .snmelhing for you!" "Please, Mother!" Jackie threw "They found'ihe'sliip'/ all right,"*' Mac said again. "But-they haven't found Roger, Jackie." {To Be Continued) Scout News Boys — Girls C'limp Program Announced The program and stall for Camp O'Rall which will be held in VValkei- Park Friday and Saturday for the Boy Scouts of Alississippi County were announced today by local officials. The cninp program will begin nt 4:06 o'clock Friday afternoon when alt .scouts will meet at a central point and marc hdowii Main street to the park where they will set up camp and prepare supper. Each troop will arrange for its own meals and cooking, preferably on a patrol basts. Friday's affairs will lie climaxed at 7:M p. ni. by a campfirc pro- cram which the public is invited lo attend. A complclc schedule for Ihe two day atfair will be announced l:\ in (lie week. I J... Marcus Evrard ns camp rum'! inander will he assisted by Ecldi"! Ford, camp adjutant and Majcw' Ivy W. Crawford,'parade marshal^ Other members of the staff In'* elude;; Byron Morse. J. A. PuckctN James Terry, the Rev. S. H. Sal, nion ,lhc IJev. Mr. Hall, Eugcri' Packard, Ted Rogers, John UurnV ell, Marion Williams, Wloyd Whilft' who will be in charge of the CoiifT of Honor, and R. C. Macnab, di.Jj trict excculivc of the Eastern Avk.r ansas Council, who will lie charge of the catnplire. CLEVELAND (UI'>—industries A the Cleveland area, including Cuvt ahoga and Lorain counties, cxccil all those in Mississippi. Arlzon^ Nevada and New Mexico combine! and the workmen employed mak> up an army three lime.s as i-reJ as all the employes in the indinj' trips of the four states iiatiicil,.^'*' cording to a survey. £ Head Courier News Want Ads. r DUR BOARDING HOUSE /^; will i Major Hoopl<| SO YOU THIMJX WEW BEAU OP GERTIE'S IS A CROOK——- 1 SUPPOSE HE s-CDLE HER TROM YOU,THAT MAPE MlM A POLICE CHARACTER/ WtWQS DIKJUER .ALL MAD "THEIR HEAPS

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