The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 17, 1936 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 17, 1936
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BtA'TIIRVILLIi} (ARK.) COURIER NR\VS -THB BTATilBVILLIC COURIKR NEWS , THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHKUS C. R. BAUCOCK, Editor H. W. HA1NES, Adtull&lng MAimgcr .- Sole National Advertising HeiircECiit.Uiycs: Arkansas Dailies, Inc.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Si. Louis, Dallas, Kansas,City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Enteicd as second class matter at the post office at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1017. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier in the City of iiljihcdlle, 15c per week, or $6.50 \Kt year, in advance. By mail, williin a rudhis of 50 miles, $3.00 per yeai, $150 (or six months, 70c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to Els, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in wmra seven ami eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Civil Service The promptness with which Carl Bailey, nominee for governor, is I'ol- lowing u|) Iiis prc-priuuiry pledge' to put stale employes, inulcr civil service holds tlie promise llisil when ho takes office he will not Ije slow in pressing for effective action. Wholesale ]):irtici|xition of • state job-holders in the recent campnign' was a disgrace to the state. It is lime public employment, in Arkansas was put on a basis of efficiency instead of politics and if Carl Bailey can get that done lie will merit the gratitude of the taxpayers and the public. His firs I slci>—appoint men I of Lnmar Williamson, Raymond Rcb- samen and J, N.' llciskell to an honorary commission to investigate the civil service laws of other, slates—is good. The personnel of the commission is such as to command the respect of all cili/cns. It should be able to bring in a report when the legislature meets in January on which definite legislation can be based. We hope that Mr. HaJley, his commission and tlie legislature will all bear in mind that one of the first essentials of a successful civil service program for Arkansas is that from the slai t it be absolutely non-political. If the new governor proceeds lirsb to fi!l all state' positions with his own political followers and then seeks to give them permanency of tenure by f puiling them under civil s'ervice, he •will destroy conliachcu in :his own -' sincerity and give his successor- in the governorship ample excuse for overthrowing the whole civil service scl-up. Bid lei him provide for the gradual replacement of present em- ploye.-, with men and women whose competency has been demonstrated in competitive examinations and the state will support him to such an extent that no succeeding governor will dare to undertake a return to Hie spoils system. Time For Cliange of Values No man has' been closer to the public pulse in the last -10 years than lias William Allen \Vhitc. So when the Kansas editor took occasion the other day to e\alualc events sijicc the '90's, his many obbcrvalioiiii were highly interesting'. ' !; • One of them stood out above the rest. Said Mr. White, commenting on the smugly bitter criticism Hie "privileged classes" leveled at Reformer William Jennings Bryan in lliu 18f)G campaign: "And so said we, all of us, who had been trained to believe that Clod was in an 8 per cent heaven and all was right with a laissex.-faire world!" Here in a few words the "Hage of ICniporia" has punctured the notion that a nation's real progress can be measured in dollars and cents. And now that we're recovering from 1029 and beginning to think of that "8 par cent heaven" again, 'Mr. While's hint of other values is proily timely. Judge Johnson's Dcfeal Defeat or C. !•:. Johnson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, means fur more than the mere defeat, of one Individual ami Iliu victory of another for the hiuhesl olfice In Hie state Kcvc'inmenl. It- menus, or should msan, Dial the electorate of Arkansas has become awakened to the political mess into which (lie judiciary, from tlie Supreme Court to the minor courts, has become entangled. TiioEe juris Is >who have used their offices, or influence attaiiu'il to them because of Iheh 1 posllions, In partisan politics might well take notice. The Democrat, has no desire lo slorit. In Chief Justice Jolmsim tlie Democrat saw a jurist recognized as capable iincl with a licnt, for hard work. Hut he could not keep his activities restrained lo matters of thu court. Ills incanderlngs took him into too many political mutters, And he was as ruthless to win a political point as he was uctivc. The editor of the Democrat Is in receipt of a letter from a circuit. Judge who was a warm pcrsomil and political filend of Justice John- con. "I do agrco with you In Hie principle that the jmlicliuy should refrain from aolivcly: participalint' in partisan poliiics and I lake my share ol lite blame lor letting my purtlsan viewpoints of a lew years back account In pint for dcpiIvlmj the judiciary of a most able judge," his Idler said. Ills remarks referred lo Justice Johnson. The election should pave the way for legislation to forever- divorce the courts from pol- Illcs. Judges arc like other humans, subject. to persuasion. H token a determined character to withstand tlie pleadings and demands ct personal Wends. In many Instances, no doubt, Judges nre drawn into political iiuivltira much against their will, in others limy plunge lu without solidlation. For the protection of these who would refrain of llielr own accord, leaal protection should be thrown around thorn, and for those who do not respect their po:;l- ticns of tinsl. legal bars arc needed ,to protect (hem from tlicaisolvcs. 'flic, way bus been opened to put (lie judiciary of (Ills state back on the high plane it once enjoyed. In short, the people luive said-through the ballot, their inosi expressive means of declaring a conviction, that their highest, court must be lifted out of the slough 01 politics, that it must assume the virtues of tlie last court of appeal, Hie real barrier atjninsl men who are tempted lo use it as i mean:; of exploiting themselves politically. ^ —Arkansas Democrat. European countries demanded amateur referees tor ' these (Olympic boxing) contests. Believe me, they arc gcttin.; tliem. Some of the referees are such amateurs (licy don't know a right i ra0 k from a rabbit punch. -Hoy Eavls, manager of the United States Olympic boxing (earn. Once an actor, always uu actor—like an old lire horse. I'm ready for the ilrsl sound of the bell. —Maurice Coslcllo. It is a very oocd-nalured strike ami mil of great importance In Fraiice. —Jesse Isidor Straus, U. S. ambassador to France, commenting on latest strike in that country. _SU)E GLANCES By George Clark MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 'i936 OU.IUK)AU1)WGITO[JSK Wilh Major f Topple. MAWCACTUS/ DEU<3V-\TeT>, A SHORT W5PE.CTIONS, I WILL. YOU SOME VALUABLE ADVICE THE. IMVKOVeVAEKST OP HARK--RUMF — X WAS TOFEMAM , OP -THE EDEU YALUcY PiAWCH, OWMED "DOUBTLESS, YOU HAVE HEARD OF rAV PATENTED SMOW PAWER/ WITH »T STKAVPEP TO -THEIR "PROMT HOOFS.CATTLE CAM VAW THEIR WAY 'DOWN! TO THE TURF, TMRO\J6VA TEM-FOOT DRIFTS, THUS BBKK5 fill •*3 * 'ft ;\ -'•••»£ A 1 *-^— 1 f '&£&?'? ABLE TO GRAZE ALL FEED BU.LSTO A : 0 '"thc hospilal, • * ' couple "of minutes isn'l K0in<r (o muke Mamma! Fossil Called (lifl'i'i'ciice, one iTibercuIosis Found lo Accent Menial Trails of Person Having Disease OUR WAY liy Williams HE NEVER EATS PICKLES, AMD YOU.KNOW IT! BUT WHEN I HAVE THE M'UMPS, YOU SIT THERE AND LET HIM BRING OUT EVERY PlCkt P IN THE HOUSE.' TON'T SAV YOU DIDN'T NOTICE IT WITH ALL THAT 5LUSHV, s'quSHy NOISE--AMP SPASMING B-HOO, .OH-WELL, NOW-—GIVE; ME THAT PICKLE.' ALL, OF THEM.' MOTHERS GET II.V I)!!. AlOIUilS I'ISIIIlKtX i:ilili>r, .(niiriiiit of Ihn "American iMiM?ir:il AssiK'Kitinn, ami nT Ily- sri.i. MIC llralth M:i|;nztiii! In ii iinvd called "Tlie MUSK Mmnitiiin." Thomas Mnnn |>rc- ncnls !i fine ]>li:turu o( tlie slntc of mind niKi tlio clmraclci' of people who Iravc tuberculosis. Ccctor.s linve known for years Hint varimis diseases Imvc dlfrcr- ent, cfrccls upon the minds and dispositions cf llio pcr.sons con- (crncd. For instance, tliere is a dcllnitc depression thai follow:; A ECVCVO nttixck of inlliii'iiza. Tljert 1 is n form of lyin» and deceit invariably associated witli addiction to various narcotic drugs. There is a dullness and tiredness associated with Infestation with the hookworm. •The mcnlnl state of n porson witli tuberculosis is likely to vary ancrdiiiB {o the nctlVlly of the disease. Hobcrt Lcnis Stevenson, the famous author, was himself a ullcrer •vvilli tuberculosis, and in Treasure Island" he reflects to consider-ill)]!! extent tlie man- ,cr in which the disease alfccted In a recent consideration cf the nlijcct, a British specialist, C. G. ii, tays there is one ehar- tic of the person with (n- sis whieli is esiieciiiliy notc- scrlliy — namely, that all Iiis nor- i\al altribnles arc accentuated. I'hits, the person who is generous ;i:<:cmc:; mol'O Kcnerotis; those vho nrc chccrftil become more •hrerful. Their is a form of mental dis- •ase called general which las similar clfecls. The pt'ison vho becomes insane with that condition, sometimes called softening of the brain, greatly exng- ;erate:i all his normal attvibules. These who are melancholy brronic crribly depres'sed, and those who ire ciitimislic develop', exlraordl- iary delusions of grandeur. In Hie old days, when luberau- nsis was not as well contrcllcd as I is now, the tuberculous person vho developed a fever bccaaie al- nost evangelistic in . character, Itery. ixclive, ami pressing in all liin alVairs. More recently, ^iu^:e he person with tuberculosis is >cttcL' controlled, this type of case is seen less frequently. » • » It. used to be thought Hut the person with tuberculosis was likn- ly lo be much nidrc tnteres'.ed lhan Hie normal- person iu sex and sex life. Now it is rrco^- nixcd that these circcls were cl>ie to the excess Rtimulation ihut rnme from the poison of the RCUII of tuberculosis, and such cases lire not seen with the frequency in which they appeared in the past. Eomclimos it- is thought, also, thai the person who Is tubercu- lous is exceedingly cantankerous. pressure that exists valids. on these in- JOHANNESBURG (UP)—A fossil believed to he between 170.- COO.OOO and 180,000,01)1) years oltl has been unearthed by a p?.rty of museum collectors at Tarkastatl. Dr. Robert Broom, noted Soutii H'l'A Canlcncrs l!usy LOS ANGELES (UP)-Nine car- ; belongs to n group of cold-b!oo:!^d 0 , . | vegetarian mammal-like replug; UM known as the kannc'ieyeria. It is j shaped like a tortoise and el^nt i loa<Is ot vcijelables totaling 35.0,10 feet In length, and Is believed !o pounds, grown entirely by WPA lure had Ini-Be tusks and prob-1 workers who otherwise- wiu'd abv a sealy skin like a lisb. have been without employmm Dr. Broom believes the syccl- Imvc been siiipned to drouth suf' men. may be an entirely new sps- \ ferers in tlie Middlcwest A schecl , , ] clcs of : > Kronp of mammuls that Kile will be kcirl up hcrc'>Ai>r nf Africa scientls, declare., the fo=^i! reamed about. South Africa in by- 1 two carloads weekly P fo The M'd nearly perfect slate, it; gone BIJCS. j d | CWC st and live for California TODAY --O!I1>; rk'li n ri-Oi-lvi'il prii[l(is fr,itn Ihrrt- Miilii. HKK.VT K'rirAll'l'. %vlii,,n sliu i-s, [in* not .-i^kcil ln-r ti, niiirry ,-,l dc's. Mullv -r lo '-'I'lH' sliiiiinEilr i Moll)-. :lli.i, IIIKSS, :,iu iKkn >llu llt . llmls iily .-mi! i, .llui;>- ivilli :i skN Kt-r i11ully\s In IKIVI- ill,iiii-r vvllh IIIIS1XT l» CVIIKlVI-. •Ilii- «lrniiK< ; r In, In rculltj-. M:I,MI.V l-'KllCliSOX, li-ink rnli- cynical, or mean, and that this! her throat. Now <;o ii.v WITH Tin; STUUV CHAPTEll IV 'T'llE newspaper front pages were filled with details ol a bank robbery. Molly read them, but, despite the headlines, she was sure it was going to he a dreadfully dull day. Bored with herself, Mollj yawned over the newspaper witli its headlines about the bank robbery. She answered a telephone summons indifferently. Then her pulses leapi.-d at the sound ol a deep, strange voice. Almost strange, for there was something familiar about that voice. Her interesting stranger. He said, "Hello, Molly MilfordJ" "Hello, Sam Smith." "That isn't ray real name. It's 1 Nelson— Whiltaker. My friends call me 'Nelson.' Won't you?" "Am I a friend?" Molly asked, glad the blue-eyed stranger could not sec the rush of color lo her face. "I hope so, Molly." "Nelson is a nice name. Not hard to say." ! "You're not angry because 1 called?" "No. Why should I Uc?" There was a moment of silence. 'Then, "I thought you might be bored." ' "I am. Terribly." "So am I. I was wondering H you'd have dinner with me. But I suppose that's impossible." "Not impossible." iUolly spoke in a firm tone. "You mean you'll try some French cooking?" "Yes." The word fluttered in "I'll come out alxnil C. Or would you rather meet me some place down town?" Molly considered this a moment, it might be wiser to meet him down town. "I could meet you at the side entrance of Wilson-Marx's around C." "I'll be there." condition is associated paiticnlir- ly with thn tdisease. There is not the slightest reason tor believinc that there is such a characteristic. When It is considered that the person with tuberculosis may '.>; a ycung man or woman whose life and career are shattered, whose disappointment in love or (he desire for marriage may !••?, crmplelc, who has lo leave a' nor- j F° R ciirmcr al Frenchy's—wher- mal life and undertake an emirr-! cvcr Frenchy's might be—she ly new existence, it should not " he surprising ti\it- occ Vior, illy these people will exhibit signs of irritation or depression. Those about them who are n:r.rc healthful may well no everything they can to lessen the City Once TOLKIJO (Ul>i— Musty p.ics or r.ily council show that Tolrri-3 once had an official bcll-riiifer. Records for Jan. J, 1352. show approval of a claim for SS6,i5. filed by HOncrt WhHeford "fcr ringing the city be"s." would, wear her new pleated blue crepe wilh the white patent belt and a cluster of patent-leather flowers at the neckline. A smal white hat and a while coat with the W'hite fox collar. "Why the excess energy?" Donna asked, finding Molly attacking her soft shining hair wilh n vigorous brush. "" "Oh, just something lo do," Molly admitted, smiling, "I'm fed 'A girl n<as standing there. 'A girl vim tons as mire/i lil(c Molly uVier ou'n reflection in n mirror. attractive. Donna, haven't you "Wick bores me. Huhcrt bores ne. Donald bores me." "What about Brent?" Donna nskcd, surveying Molly witii :unnscd eyes. "Brent bores me more than any of them." Molly spoke vigorously, Brent is the original cave man. All he'd need would be an excuse Lo drag a woman about by her car. Anyway, I've a new man on my mind. He's handsome and stimulating." "I can't quite bolicvo you've toppled for n new man," bonna drawled. "Not toppled. Just leaninn over a little, like the Tower of 1'jsa.' 1 Molly put down the bru.-h, -.-at on a stool near Donna and looked up at her out of lovely, candid eyes. She said slowly. "You wouldn't understand, because ye'ifve always been conventional. When I'm married I'll settle down and be a model wife, too. But since I'm not, I'm going out and have dinner wilh a man I across last week at The Ucd Poppy!" "Molly!" Donna's voice wa slarllcd. "What could Brent hay. been thinking o£ to take you there?" "It was Wick." "Poor Wiclr. You must have sitting around wasting up with iime. "What's become o£ tha Four Horsemen?" given him the devil of a time. n c surely believes seH-inxsrvv.ition is tiie lirst law. Honestly, you aren't serious about going out witli this—this Bohemian?" "He isn't a Bohemian." Molly spoke slowly. "He's much more ever known the time when yol were so eager for something di£- empty." fercnt that you'd have gone out A few with—her eyes fell on the head- stared at lines of (lie paper—a bank robber, if he'd asked you?" "Goodness, what would your father say?" 'T was 20 minutes lo 0 when " Molly stepped from her car and dismissed the chauffeur. Sh( stood for a moment, watching tin long, shining car gradually lose it self in the sea of traffic. She turned and started toward the side entrance of Wilson- Marx's, but before she reached the wide, swinging glass doors she stopped abruptly. A girl was standing there. 'A girl who was as much like Molly as her own reflection in a mirror. Molly walked closer. "It's not believable," she said, "but it's true, isn't it?" The olhcr girl smiled a litlle cynically. "Yes," she replied. "I've! oflen seen your picture in the paper. Once I cut it out and asked n boy friend it we weren't ns alike as two peas. He said I had a crush on myself, but I knew we were alike. Not that it made any difference. You can't do much with yourself without clothes. I did have my hair cut like yours, but 1 couldn't really look like you do—" "Clothes," Molly said slowly, lie things that couldn't happen— -et it had. Talking with this girl .with-the jolclen-brown hair was almost ilte talking to herself. But vastly lifferent, <oo. Because: .unless errible and cruel things hod liap- icncd lo you, your voice could never sound so cold, so hopeless, as this girl's did. Molly studied the other girl. The same slender nose, slightly '.ippcd. The same shade of hair, .he same eyes, the same contour' o£ face. They were about - the ;ame size, tool A difference of wo or three pounds, at tho most. "Well," Molly said shakily. "I ;uess I've met my double. They say everyone has one. 1 ' ' So what?" the oilier asked sarcastically. "We're a million miles apart in these clothes/aren't we?" * * * iVTOVED by a sudden- impulse, halt compassion and some oilier feeling she didn't stop lo analyze, Molly said: "I'd like to change clothes; wilh you. I'd as ;oon be wearing yours as mine.'.' "Oh yeah!" "Please believe me. I'm in earnest. I want to change with you." Tiic girl's laugh rang harshly. "Tell that to someone who hasn't cut her wisdom teeth yet. Besides," she added, "I won't need clothes much where I'm going." "You're going away?" "Yes." "Then please take these with you—isn't there some place where we could change? We must hurry because I'm meeting a friend here at C." "You haven't much time," the other girl replied. "All right. Anything to oblige. If you're planning lo give Ihc boy friend tlie shock of, bis life, I'll accommodate you. It will be a kind of shock lo • some friends of mine, loo. I guess we can make it before the store closes. With everybody pulling away stock, Ihc rest room will,bo mimitcs herself. later Yes, Molly iUolly ii lotllli; t n (lie .'1 "make a difference." Her voice was bewildered. This was one of. made all the difference. In Hie cheap, bright green crepe and the cheap hat wilh a green feather at the side she looked exactly ns the other girl had a moment before. The shoes wore a Iriflc loose, • but not enough lo mailer greatly. The oilier girl opened her purse . and took out a handkerchief and a small package, then handed her purse lo Molly. She was smiling Hiiccrly. "Empty," Molly decided. Her own purse was filled with bills. She look one bill out. "There's about S50 or SGO in bills in this purse," she told the girl. "Please keep them. And look me up soon. I'm sure there's something I could do to help you. , We're not miles apart—two E'rls cut from the same pattern—" "I'm afraid it's loo late—now," the other said sadly. "I'm going away. But it's nice to know there are some kind people—even now." Something in her expression caught at Molly's heart. "I don't know your name," she cried. "It's on an envelope in the purse," tlie girl told her. At the side entrance of tho slorc, Molly saw Nelson Whitta- kcr, anxiously scanning the faces, ot Ihc crowd. He looked into her face for a moment blankly. Then, as Molly smiled, recognition/ lenped to his eyes. ^ (To Be Continue!])

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