The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1939 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 26, 1939
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PAGE SIX-.'; BLYTIIEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS COURIER NEWS' ,' y. / fV ,THE COURIER NEWS GO. .< „ £ . !R>W, RAINES, Publisher > <" l»r J. GRAHAM SUDBUBY, Kdllor .^SAMUEL P, MORRIS, Advertising Mnnagcr Sole National Adverting R«pre»ent«tive«: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit,' St. Louts, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the jxwt- «fflce at Blythevllle, Arkaasas under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. '. Served by tlie United Press • v .' ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES' , By carrier In the City o! BlythevUle, Ho per "ieek, or D5c per month. ' „ By mall, wltliln a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 75o for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight; I10JOO per year, payable In advance. Benefits of Expansion Should Be Mutual Our good neighbor to I5io wVs t, Jonesboro, appears to lie greatly con- corned over the possibility Unit .some other Northeast Arkansas city will outrank the Crnighend county capital' in population when lite iioxt federal census is .taken. ' .Taking' cognizance of such a possibility the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce >is taking- the lead in a city expansion movement in an efi'ort to leave ,no stone unturned to maintain, and perhaps increase, Joncsboro's prestige •- as the metropolis of Northeast Arkansas. The Jonesboro Tribune says, in part, editorially: •''The immediate objective is to expend the city's boundaries in titii,c to have the additional population included in the federal census (igurcs for 19<10. Leaders point out that a substantial increase in population figures will be necessary if Jonesboro is to main. tain its standing as the metropolis of Northeast Arkansas." .Just what city Jonesboro leaders are fearful may overtake Jonesboro is not specifically,'identified in newspaper accounts but it is presumed that anxious eyes are cast toward Blylhcville since this city was but a t'cw "heads" behind Jonesboro in the 1930 census coiiut. • At first blush'it'appears that .every city' might do well x to stretch i'ts ,city'. . limits just before census 'time""ifJ'^fder to show as great an increase in population as possible and \>Q in line for such benefits as will be derived from this showing. In fact with Jonesboro apparently going in for pro-census expansion in a big way Blytheville will have to give serious study to similar measures. But regardless of the advantages that may accrue to any city by reason of such "expansion-for-n u m b e rs" scheme some consideration should be given to the residents and property owners in the area of proposed expansion. Do they stand to gain by reason of incorporation? Can the city show where they will be benefited, for instance, by fire insurance rate reductions? Will advantages to be gained outweigh liabilities created by such inclusion? Those are questions in answer to which residents of such sections are , fairly entitled to receive authentic information. Their rights must be considered and weighed regardless of whether they live on the fringes of Jonesboro, Blytheville or any other city. Rebuilding Our Roads If. there is one thing on which the > United States likes to pride itself, it is our magnificent system of hard i oads. It is perfectly proper that we should do so. There is no question that the United Slates has more and better roads than any other country in the World. .But it Is one thing to congratulate oneself on past achievements, and another to turn smug, relax, and fall behind. And that is what we are in danger of doing in,' the matter of our roads. • • Jt has been estimated, for instance, that, i)7 per cent oi\U]o surfaced highway now laid down is of the two-lane, 20-foot variety which is after all• nothing but a buggy road, surfaced. It is not a motor road at all. The American Association of Slate Highway Officials studied'Hie mailer in 1937 and concluded that there were then about '170't miles of three-lane, ."5082 miles of four-lane, and 221 miles of six-lane pavement- In other words, in 1937 there were only about 8000 milcK of intiltiplc-liuie highways in the country. Only'such highways can really be considered motor roads in the modem sense.: And of the 3303 miles of four and six-liinc width highways, .only GO'l miles were divided so that traffic passing • in; opposite 1 directions was divided by a raised parkway or center strip. How much we have progressed beyond that since 1037 is not, definitely known, but not much. And yet no one can consider a surfaced road really a motor road or modern highway unless it is at least four lanes, and divided in the center by such a parkway as to make interference aliiwst impossible between traffic passing in opposite directions. Germany has made progress in this field which might well be studied. Everyone who has driven ils new motor roacls, with two-level crossings, banked grades, divided lanes,' lack of intersections, aiid general design for a motor - age "rather than'a^ni ere surfaced hbvsc- ; and-buggy road, comments enthusiastically on the progress that has been made. . ' ' Germany, coming into the motor-age 20 ycurs after the United States, knows ,bolter than we did what needs'must be met. in modern highways. Starting now, practically from scratch, and with military needs constantly in mind, .she has gone ahead with a road system which', as far as it goes, is perhaps the most modern in the world. Our job is there. It is one more answer to those who say, "America is all' built—there is nothing left to do." FRIDAY, MAY 2G, 1939 * SO THEY SAY We now see (from Slovakia) what It means to rely on Germany for help In cslnblixhlng a state.—Wladlinlr Celewicn, leader of Ukrainian minority In Poland, announcing support of thu Polish government. " * * * We'll eat 'em or bust!—William MonoDan, of San Francisco^ Chamber of Commerce, on taking over a 3DO,OOQ-box apple surplus crop from Ihu neighboring town of Watsonville. I SIDE GLANCES by Cajbraith :t "I'll be a lillle lale for dinner— Rudolph is slill w for an iuspinition," iling THIS CURIOUS WORLD j^S: IN CANADA, THERE ARE TIME BELTS : ATLANTIC, EASTERN , (CENTRAL, MOUNTAIN, PACIFIC AND VUKOfxJ. CAN BE MADE TO LAY WITH S>OES A POUND OF ROPCORN WEIGH A POUND AFTER, IT IS POPPED ANSWER: A pound ot popcorn weighs slight)? Iras nfior pop- pin;;, duo lo n loss of mnfchirc and volnlile oil. Jt pops because i>f sk'am expansion wilhin iho kernel. NKXT: A plant dial withstands luirrioanrs! SERIAL STORY DATE WITH DANGER . BY HELEN WORDEN COPYRIGHT. !»39. NEA SERVICE. INC. Biggest Buddha Statue Will Be in Ceylon COLOMBO. Ceylon tUP)— By the mUUllc ot next year Ceylon will have the biggest stnlue of (lie Biidcllin in the world. It is to lie erected in a temple near Malara in southern Ceylon and will cost $10.000. Among tiiosc | who htivo given donntlans for tins iVork Is Ihe ex-king of Slum. The image Is to be constructed in' n meditative posture, and Ihc height is to be C2 feet 3 inches. The biggest e,\isliii(f image of the Buddha is Hie bronze figure at Knmnkum, Japan, -19 feet 7 Inc-he high. Girl Is G:ivage Mechanic CLEVELAND, O. (UP)— Jm,o Wcfler trained (or years to be a nurse, bill, decided she liked rc- pnlrinj cars better. Now. at. 22, she is iml owner of a gurage. and does much ol th? work herself. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople THEM K1NP OF 6UVS IS'GONNA BE THE CAUSE OF THEM GETTIN UP A MACHINE CONNECTED \V1TH THE TIME CLOCK. THAT WILL REGISTER JUST HOW MANY HOURS WORK YOU'RE FIT ^ "TO DO! / — THEY DONT NEED A MACHINE TO TELL THAT BABY WON'T BE WORTH HIS SALT TOO\Y! ALL THEY NEED IS A FENCE TO KEEP HIM VIOME NIGHTS, LIKE THEY GOT AROUND HERE TO KEEP HIM AT WORK TOP. $ 5O/ FOUL PLAY/ WORSE HAVE BEEK1 ASSASSWA7ED/ WAIT TILL I LAY HAMDS THAT JESSE OAMES A1ASKIU3 AS MY BROTHER/ IllET'S GO'HKjp THE Kt\ THE RAT TIRE CHAPTER IX 'THE dining room of thu Plaza was deserted when Mary and I.add walked in. Bus toys had not yet finished setting the tables. "Good morning, Mr, Ladd," the headwaiter hurried forward. "It's quite all right. We have just opened the doors?" He smiled apologelically. "But our guests seem fo follow the Continental custom of brenkfasling in their rooms." lie led the way to a table overlooking Cenlral Park. "That man's a diplomat," commented Ladd. "Ho didn't bat an eye at your evening clothes." Mary smiled. "He used to work at Zclli's in Paris. He still thinks Americans wear their evening clothes nl brenkfasl. "But IhcyVe usually been for a drive through the Bois. And we've coino from the morgue." Ladd studied the menu. "What about kippered herring or broiled kidneys? I think we've earned a man-sized- brcakfasl after a night like (hat." "All right. I'll break my rule." Mary smiled. "I never take anything hu't orange juice and black coffee, but kippered herring is a weakness." Ladd gave their orders to the waiter, then leaned back In 'his chair and HI a cigaret. "I'm at peace with the world," he said lazily. "Even if we haven't solved the mystery of Janice French and Duke Maiiin?" "Yes," he paused. He didn't know why hut Mary seemed exceedingly pleasant to rest his eyes upon. "That doesn't mean I won't be raising the devil in another hour over it, but right now I'd rather think of. you." didn't question his remark. Instead she looked out the window. Then she turned her eyes full on him. He had never appreciated their beauty before. They were like serene, dark, cool pools. "And I would rather talk about Janice," she said. "I can't gel her out ot my mind." He liked her voice. It was rich and deep and throaty. "Talk about anything you want to," he said goodp'naluredly/ .? • "What,' d'o' you think slarled. Janice on her double life?" But when he said goodby an hour later In front of her home it was with a curious sense ot d!s- satisfacllpn. It did not comfort his ego thai she had entirely forgotten him in the excitement of the French story. While her enthusiasm was a credit to her, it was hardly flattering in this in- slance. lie repeated to himself Dial he was not in the least in love with !ier, No man could love a girl like that. They might be friends but never sweethearts. He was annoyed with her tor making him realize this truth. Yet he could not get her out of his mind. Instead of taking the tax! to his apartment, he dismissed it and swung toward Fifth Avenue. He would walk home. He reached in his pocket for his pipe. As he puffed oh it, he decided that ho was suffering from nothing more llian wounded vanity. The morning air fell cool and crisp. He look a deep breath. It was going lo lie a lovely day. Cold perhaps, but healthy after that stormy weather. He had not walked down Fifth 'Avenue in the morning for years. It recalled to him Diose first struggling days when he had come to New York a shy, eager boy, impatient for success. Women had not been indifferent to his charm then, but could he say as much today? He frowned and reviewed his past. Born in Philadelphia, 40 years old. Unmarried. Set in his ways. Quick-tempered. Life started for him when he skipped the senior year in Harvard to enlist. Barely 19, he saw a month's fighting before the Arimstlcc. He stayed in Paris and drifted into journalism. His first job was on the Herald. Then New York—the old World. The Sun. He thought of the nights he'd worked till three ami four in the morning as cable editor. He saw the copy desk. Heard the click of telegraph instruments and felt dog tired again as he recalled those Iramps across town to tlie subway In the dawn, after the cables closed down. He remembered the sudden despair thnt had driven him to ship as a sailor on a boat bound for Syria. Anci he thought of the day two years later when he returned, tough, hardened and healthy, but broke, and slept in City Hall Park. The Gazelle had laken him back. II gave him no satisfaction now to know that he was managing the paper. He puffed on his pipe. What had life made him—a misanthrope—a recluse?. » * * JJITTER as his thought! vwere, • they seemed constantly, to., be receding. His most vivid interest was not himself. Instead, he was still thinking of Mary FrankllrL There- was that vague Irritation In the back of his mind. He \vai curious about her life. It g av » him a momentary pang to roalizi he knew lillle of it, Still thinking of her he started, as a familiar voice wished him good morning. The elevatpr man of liis apaiimenl house was speaking. His thoughts had carried him to his own door. His home, a four-room apartment on Lpwer Fifth Avenue, was pleasing but unpreteplipus. It had a large living room, bedroom, small study and kitchen. They contained nothing that was not essential but everything in them was right. Only the books he cared to keep were on the shelves. The furniture gave the same impression of having been selected with discrimination. The coloring of the rooms reflected his personality. In the living room, which ran the full length of the front of the apartment, the predominating tones were warm rust reds and deep browns. There was a great deal of crimson in the study and the walls of his bedroom were a light, cool, remote blue. He flung open the front windows. The atmosphere was stuffy after the fresh air he'd just filled his lungs with. Impatiently he started toward the kitchen. "Sam," he called. A door at the rear of the hall opened hurriedly and a black face appeared. "Yassuh, Mr. Tom." "I'm going to bed. I don't want to be disturbed for two hours." A row of white teeth gleamed as a cheerful grin spread over Sam's black features. "Yassuh, Mr. Tom." Ladd smiled in appreciation of. Sam's good-humor and strolled toward his bedroom. Never, in the five years he'd had the boy, had Sam forgotten to smile. Ladd guessed that was why he kept him, even when his cooking was indifferent, his cleaning sketchy and his valeting questionable. The Negro was willing enough to learn. Now if lie, Tom Ladd, had a wife'she would train Sam in the liltle things that made a servant professional. Thoughtfully he began to undress, and then while he was still at the collar-removing stage, he reached for the telephone which connected directly with his office. "Hello, give me the city desk. Crossie, this is Ladd. Put in a call for Fenelon at 11:30. Have the operator switch it to this wire. If we're going to get Duke Martin, our game is the offensive from now on." He paused. "I've changed my mind. I want Mary Franklin lo write a follow-up slory on this French case for tomorrow." (To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR T- H. U*. 0. •. Ha. Off Stomach Sufferers Should Treat, 'lie Disease, Not the Symptoms nv rm. MORKIS Editor, .Tnurnnl of the America Medical Association, and of Ilygclu, the Health .Magazine Altliougli ulcer of Die stomach hii.s been repeatedly discussed in these columns, a reader from Alabama requests an article on ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. Tn one of our largest clinics one-half Ihc men pnst 'SO years of age who complained of indigestion and dyspepsia were found to have ulcers- of the stomach or duodenum, of the gallbladder, and in a few instances even cancer. Women who suffered with dyspepsia or Indigestion were found lo be suffering in two instances out of cvcrj' five either with disease of the gallbladder, ulcer of the stomach, or in some instances with cancer. •The exact cause of ulcers of the stomach is not known. There seems lo be some evidence to the effect thnt they arc sometimes nssocintcd with infections at the roots of the teeth or with infections in the tonsils or the sinuses. Sometimes an ulcer of the stomach is associated with a disturbance of the appendix or of the gallbladder. * • * One of the most, common conditions associated with ulcers is an excess amount of add coming into the stomach with Uic gastric juice. Became of this people frequently have burning sensations. Sometimes sour material passes up from the stomach into the throat., causing n sour (nste and burning sensation. These are the people who like to take large amounts of baking soda in order to overcome the acidity. The should realize, however, that Inking baking soda for symptoms of this type is like pouring water on a fire bell when the fire is two blocks down the street. The erustatlou ot aeld material from the stomach Is n sign that something is wrong. The person who has such symptoms ought to see a doctor and find out what is wrong and thus obtain treatment for the disturbance rather than, for the symptom, \ » • t Most of the Indigestion cures that are sold lo people contain anti-acid substances which cover' up the symptoms. Anyone ought to understand thnt, It Is exceedingly dangerous to overlook the possibilities that an ulcer may get worse, that it may occasionally change lo a cunccr or that the symptoms which arc apparently due to the ulcer may actually be the first warning of a beginning cancer. This applies particularly to people who are past 40. There are many instances in which people suiter with symptoms like those of nicer because of bad hnbits of eating. If they eat too fast and swallow a great deal of air, they will cruet the air; and with this belching of air sour fluid may pass into the throat. The eating of food that is indigestible or the swallowing of food improperly chewed will throw n strain on the stomach which ft was never intended lo bear. The mechanical irritation from indigestible food may produce gas, discomfort and actual pain which may be mistaken by the patient for the symptoms of ulcer. In any event, it is most Important to know what is wrong and then to treat the condition that actually exists rather than to treat a condition which Is only suspected. Pup Wins Over Cash In Damage Settlement NEWBURYPOR.T, 1 Mass. (UP) — Given the choice of cash or a Boston terrier puppy in settlement of ii civil damage 'suit., Ludger Val- conrt. of Lawrence took a look at Ills 115-year-old: son Lean, and cliose—you' guessed It—the' puppy. Valcourt had • contended that Ernest Doyson of Newbury failed to give him a pup as promised In an agreement for use of a dbg in breeding. The boy ana the pup both appeared satisfied over the elder Valcourt's choice. Ton Years Ago . Today May 26, 1929 No paper, Sunday. Read Courier News want ads. NOTICE! We wLsh to announce that the New Deal shoe Shop has consolidated with us at our localion, 103 South Second St. We urge you to call us for service. Phone 420 WE CALL FOR AND DELIVER RATCLIFF SHOE SHOP 103 South Second In a stce! mill, a pulpit is the platform from which the roller in charge of a rolling mill controls the mill's operation. MODERN CO MFORTS AT THE NATION'S SPA WIOT »v«n yotjr own hem* can off* '^youw«»comfofh)haiith«Majw We— luxuriously furm*h»d fjomi and p«f»onal i*rvk« — *xc*(i*nf cutiin* — coty mn par tart— coHagM ~« »od«/n, fit»proof garog*.... Gc*f »v»ry day of rh* y«ar on *** •p*««dfd 18 hoU ccwf«)> Riding — motoring -hiking fe bolmy South- *f* •untSin«....You may laic* Th* ttoling Ihtimal balhi vnd*r U.S. Goy«fnm«r\» iup«rvUlofl, within Th« MojwJic, moving lo and from your room In dmifng gown and i ....Bath* rouri«lFta hMlrh r r pfay with •ngaging coMpan ffv« ol rh(t finer hot*U ttWroVd bookUl MI

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