The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1939 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 1, 1939
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BLYIWVILLIO, (AUK.) COUJUEil NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS -*f^" v ;~ r ,im OCXORIBI more oo. "jXSj '""UK. W.'SAINBS, PuMtoer ' -J. ORAHAM 5UDBURY, Editor P., KOKRIS,' Advertising Manager '£,,"SoJ«'N*Uon*l Adwrtfctaf RtpmenUUvec *rk»ns««, Dallies, Ijic., N«w York, Chicago. De- facit,> 6t Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. "Published Krery Afternoon Except Sunday •'> Entered as second class mailer it the post- office at BljthevJllo, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. Served by !he United Press '. - , SUBSCRIPTION RATES , By carrier In Uie City of Blythevllle, 15o per . (ireek, or 65c per month. •;' By mall, sllhfn a radius of 50 miles, >3 00 per yew, Jl.SO /or six months, 15c for three months; by mall In poslal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight. 110DO per year, pajable In advance. Reselling Highway No. 61 The promise of \V. \V. Milcticll, Arkansas highway director, made at a meeting with 'representatives of organizations interested in Highway No. 61, 'here last night, that the highway would "be resurfaced through Mississippi county this summer is especially heartening. The Mississippi county stretch of the highway has received .some very widespread notoriety over a period of months and even years because of the ' ice-lik'c surface it affords after a rain, -especially at certain points. Of course, we can't blame tourists for traveling tht- safest and most attractive route. That is what we must 'offer them if we arc to get our proportionate shave of tourist trade. Road -conditions being equal, or possibly .a little in our favor when certain obstacles, such as the slippery surface, are eliminated Highway No. 61 should more than hold its own with • Highway No. 51 across the Mississippi river. Now that Highway No. 81 is to he resurfaced—and we assume of course that Mr. Mitchell's promise means definite .Action--it is up to the Highway No. 'f>l Association and all of us who benefit from tourist travel to resell our trqute down the Mississippi valley to the louring motorists. It can be done, Unredeemed Czech , Some-day'it may prove to have been» •'Hitler's great mistake—the-seizure ot' ''O.echos'ovakia. The Rliiueland, the Saar, the Sudetenlaiul, even Danzig, perhaps, there is an argument here. All these' were German in population and "'spirit. But Czechoslovakia, despite all the ialk of "ancient German living-room," was and is peopled by Czechs and Slovaks. There is evidence that they do not take kindly to the efforts to Ger- manize them, any more than Italians incorporated into the old Austria-Hungarian empire before (he World Wai- responded to similar efforts. 1» Poland, in France, and in other countries, refugee Czechs jfre organiz- nig into Czech legions when the law permits, or joining the armies of those countries when it does not. General Lev ' Prchala, last Czech governor of Carpathia, hints that should war break out, even the Czechs still under the .German list in the homeland "would know what to do." Thus it may come to pass Hint Hitler's great mistake will have been the one ii^ which he violated hi.s own stated principle: that all ho wished was to bring into Die Reich the adjoining German peoples. The Czech state, a healthy body when it existed by itself, may prove a cancer when absorbed by the body of the Reich. One, Touch of Nature In the city, it doesn't really matter niueh whether it rain.s or shines. A trilling inconvenience, perhaps, some slight change of plan, or some momentary interruption. That is all. Jjul among people who work on Hie land and in the earlh, rain or nol-rain means the difference between the .success or failure of a whole year's work. That is why only those who have lived in the country can fully appreciate the drama of an incident at Kintyre, N. U., the other night when Gov. John Moses was delivering a high school commencement oration. Suddenly, in the midst of his own oratory lie stopped, lifted a linger. There was a hush in (he school' auditorium. ''Listen," said the governor. "Hear that? Isn't it wonderful?" It was raining. And everyone.pres- ent, iiKJUiding the speaker himself, knew that nothing he was saying, nothing lie could say, equaled in importance" the blessed patter of the rain. Publication in Ibis column of editorials from other newspapers docs not necessarily mean endorsement but Is nn acknowledgment ot interest in 1 the .subjects discussed. Three Genera lions Death of Dr. Charles a. Mayo of Rochester, tvUim,, reveals Uie fact Hint he Cnme of a family of doctors. The Mtiyos have been doctors for three generations, HIE father being a successful practitioner iii tlic town which his ECUS made famous. It would be interesting for the elder Mnyo, wci'e he _still nlivc, to compare notes with tlin't Kansas doctor who wrote about the .hofsc-and- liiiggy age of practice. In those days only Ilia' nigged ones were able lo carry on. Tlic 1033 doctor lias a Tine heated car, plenty or hnni roads and telephones tit his command. Often ;i hospital Is nol far awny. But the doctors of ..A'^c.-daj's.. ijinj. none ,ol jlhls. ..•J'eople were .beginning (o (iilfcnuout .'hospitals' niitl equipment wns limited, There were no improved 'raids us we have them tpdrty. Many a night call was little else (htm an errand of mercy. It was small wonder that three generations produced a man who was able, with his brother, lo marshal (he medical assets of the world I" a snuill Minnesota-town and provide a hospital and facilities thai are Dot matched elsewhere, Nor (hat (he aim of the man was simply to relieve human suffering. He did well at 11 bill, he founded with his pnrnings an insll- lutlon thai will carry on (or years after his death. The service lo his fellow men is hnrti lo appraise, nut the least thnl can be said is Ihnl he treated them nil, rich and poor alike, and started a pbor patient on Ihe way to financial as well as medical recovery through his efforts. —Joncsboro (Ark.) Evening Sun. 1 spcaK with authority bused on a somewhat, vnsl education nt tlic hands of nine children. —U. S. Ambassador Joseph EJ. Kennedy. The righls of persons .of any political lo hold WPrt jobs can hardly be challenged Ic- cally.—Roger N. Baldwin, director, American Civil ubciHcs Union. I used to ask him why he never spoke, dtit he would never answer.—Detroit, wife, asking divorce after to silent years. THURSDAY, JUNE i, 1939 SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith "Certainly I love you—bill couldn't we hire a cook 1111- lil you've sort of found, your way around the kitchen?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson (II? EVERV PERSON IN THE WORLD COUNTED AT THE RATE OF "THREE A SECOND, IT V\GULD TAKE ABOLJT SO, OOO TO COUNT THE IN A SINGLE. DROP OF WATER / WHAT SPORTS ARE THESE TROPHIES ASSOCIATED: Rj£O ONilE WERE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RDR BABIES TO CHEW ON WHEN TSETTH. corn. i«> cy m sifiyicr m r- '•<- RIG. u. s, FAT. OFI-. ANSWER: Davis cup, tennis; Cliilds Clip, rowing; Walker cup jjolf; Aslor cup, yachting. Sucii Irophies usually arc named a fix- Ihe donoc. NEXT: Tails you lose. OUT OUR WAY Louisiana Declares War On Voracious Garfish NEW ORLEANS (UP)-The first conlrcl campaign launched by Hie I Louisiana department of rrcnscr- ' vntion against, voracious garfish is proving to be an abundant success. Great numbers of edible fish HIT t being pulled in by fishermen In I spots where before |:ng, neccllc- uosed gars had a virtual monopoly, Ihe department announced. Garfish traps were set In small. badly-infcsled areas lusl. suminsi- Tlils spring: more than 100 Mac" bass beauties have answered the lines in one two-acre region. This Is a catch represented at mori than 50 p:iinds of black bass per acre, and the year Is only one third over. Gars arc rrolh predators iim scavengers. The removal of .so many of them simply means that more food is ir,\v available 1 to game llsh. the department explained, with a resultant increas' In these species. • SERIAL STORY DATE WITH DANGER BY HELEN WORDEN COPYRIGHT. 1«3». NEA SERVICE, INC. By J. R. Williams QUK BOARDING HOUSE widi'Major" Hooplo vJ®<r£M& m&Kt&$m ihiuJmnfKsiWit.'xav WHAT A COINCIDENCE/ARMISTICE, MV OLP WELL, WELL, MYLMJ, MOW HAS FORTUMe seew TREATIES VOLJ?. HA.R-RUMF.; ARE YOU WMILIAR WTH THE-ABILITIES'OF AVJV OF THE ST66OS IM THE WBXT ggsssoj PA ME FOertUMB ME MISERIES, MiSTAH MA-JOS, BUT I MEANS TO OET WELL OM TH' NEXT LE'S CO GAZE AT THAT FO'- LE6(5ED EMJIWE B5FO' AW V MORE O5 VOSB , MISTAH fr. BlQ BAY EA6LE- 'ROUM' THIS VERE OVAL SO FAS HE OWe OFF CDAL SMOV.E.' OVER TO 8ARU '. SEBHM WOWPO' CMS SYSTEM GIVE MY 6AMKROLL AMNESIA MAPS-MQT BORN iMkrdnxt Duke lukti Clem nud Jack lo (lie Joints nruuiid lfc« runn, InnlriwtliiK lifH vliuuircur lo »t:irl laakliie: tor UICMI It lhe r urc uo( buck i,, )a , ' CHAPTER XIV pEOi'LE will tell you that New York's Cliiiitilown has no color, (hat it is a wcnk imitation of San Francisco's Oriental ((trader. Clem liad heard tin's remark often. Tonight she resented il. Nothing had prepared her for the picturesque winding backwuys through which she and Jack were being led by Martin. Modern electric signs lighted mysterious old pagocla- roofed buildings: Silent, shadowy figures leaned against dilapidated frame houses. And over ull was the strange hum of another civili- •u.tion; the clack-clack of Oriental luiiBues, the Hip-nap of felt-slip- pered feel ami the,flat click of fantan chips mingling wilh the in- iei-;niltcnt roar oC Uie Third Avo- hut El. • Through (he "narrow, curving Directs swiirmcil an unimaginable lot ot people. Tourists, wearing heavy nodescript traveling clolhes, clustered r o 11 n cl professional guides in gray blue uniforms and visorert caps. Chinese men, fheir parchment-like faces emphasized by somber black suits, stood quietly about, siaring at the visitors wilh unemotional, button-black eyes. Chinese \vomon, more brilliantly attired in bright silks and bareheaded, wuiicd behind their men, while babies, bright butterflies in native ktnionos, played at their feet. To Clem it was intriguing. She felt reassured nt sight of n policeman standing 'n front ot the native grocery at Pell.and Doyers streets, but comfort of his presence was lost as she and Jack slopped wilh Martin into the mysterious darkness o£ a silent hallway. "Chin doesn't believe in advertising his place," whispered the Duke. "Follow ine and feel your way." They had turned into one of the rickety old wooden houses which Clem had noted from the street. As the three groped their way to the second floor, a singular, acrid odor pricked their nostrils. "Hopweed," said Martin.-' "You can't soft-pedal nn opium joint. Chin's paid his hush-money of you 'wouldn't be smelling that." '••": Down the dark hall came the swift beat of something that sounded like (he flapping of bats' wings. "It's o'kay Chin," called Marlin. "This is the Duke." He turned to Clem and Jack. "Thai's Chin's slippers we hear," "Evidently a 'familiar sound lo you," sold Jack. ' . . "I've heard it before," admitted Martin. "Come on, we'll follow Ihe Chinaman. Chin," the Duke apparently was addressing a black vacuum, "these are two good friends of mine who want to meet you." . * * * j-JE pulled a flashlight out of his pocket and focused it down Ihe hall. Twenty feet from them stood a wisp of an Oriental. His liny body was hardly marked under the flatness of his dark blue robe and you would have thought him dead but for the faet that he stood upright and his small, slanting eyes burned slrangely in the shrunken yellow mask. He gave\a crooked grin and bowed at Martin's introduction. "Please meet you," he said. "I show you customers. Mebbe you like smoke too." His lips parted, revealing yellow fangs. Up two steps here. Down three steps there. Into this entrance Out of that. "We're over on the Molt street side now," the Duke said. "Every good hop joint has two or three getaways." Suddenly n door opened and a thin thread of light filtered out. "You can talk as much as you want," said Martin. "These dopes won't hear you. They're lost in sweet dreams.". He waved a hand toward the rows of bunks which lined the walls. "My bes' customers," said Chin grinning. Clem clutched: Jack's arm and pointed to a man in a lower bunk, grubby and unshaven. "This only slarl," volunteered Chin. "I show you more. Vellcy mcny ladies, too. Want see?" "You're here, you might as well dn Ihe whole show," remarked Marlin. "You've had • the first shock." Clem, rather white, gave in. "II you want to leave, we can," reminded Jack; She smiled wanly. "It's funny. Tdon'f like this, and yet I'm still curious. I'll always want to return if I don't see everything. I'd better get it over with now. Come on." • ' '**•*' CHE followed 'Chili arid Martin 1 through the • smoke-laden .haze : into the next room. ' : Women lay sprawled on rattan mats. Some clutched the small opium pipes which rested on the Boor at their sides. Chin kicked a girl with his foot. "She don' even feel il. Been that way two day. Wan' try, il?" He held out a fresh pipe to Clem. "No cost you anything. Fine dreams," Clem shook her head. Jack glanced at Marlin. "Ever try it yourself?" "Once or twice. It's nol a bad sensation." A woman lying near Marlin stirred uneasily, moaning as she moved. She was slight and small with a mass of raven black hnir, but as she- turned her face, Clem saw she was not young. Her features were heavy and her skin yellow. Unlike the other opium smokers Chin had exhibited, her face was pathetically impassive. "Come, we've seen enough," said Jack. "The air has never felt £0 fresh and clean," exclaimed Clem, taking a deep breath as she and Jack and Martin stepped out on Doyers street again. The Duke pulled out his watch. "We've just about time lo make May Day's, i? you want to see a ritzier version of this." But Clem was no longer intrigued. "Another night. I'm sleepy." Jack yawned. "You've g<f; two ienderfcet on your hands, Martin. We're not broken into this night life yet." The Duke smiled. "There'll always be another lime." He turned toward the Bowery. "I'll have Condon drive you home." As tlie light froni a shop window struck his face, n girl who'd been standing across the street with a couple of men/waved at him. "Hello, Duke." she called. "What are you doing down here?" It was Mary Franklin. Martin frowned as she joined them. "Showing another girl the sights?" There was an edge jn her tone. "Just walked over wilh some boys from (he paper. This is a hangout of mine." She smiled. "Watch your step, Clem. The • Duke's out of your depth." Glancing back at Martin, she flung him a parting shot. "I have a gift for being in the wrong place at the right time, which is another way of saying I'm a good newspaper Woman. So long. See you at Janice French's inquest tomorrow!" "I'm not going!" The Duke's tone was surly. .,, : Biit Mary didn't hear him. -She >i: was already half 'way. -down the block.' •.." '•: :•• !'Vv' .-., ; . .; >!.•;, {To Be Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR i Here Are More Questions to Test Your Knowledge ..of Health liv Oft. MOKKIS I'ISIUBBIN yon do not have a family debtor in olilpr, Joiiruiil of the American whom you have confidence as!; M c il ic a I Asstcialion, and of the secretary of the medical society llygcia, the Ilenlth Magazine Last week there were five nucs- ticns about health which you tried lo answer. For every one that you answer right you give yourself a credit of 20 points. If yon are well- lnf:rmcd yon can get 100, but If you get 60 yen can consider your--elf reason:*)!]' well-informed, if four mark Is less than GO you ;cally ought lo try lo learn more ib;ut. ymir body and Us care. Here arc five m:rc questions on .vhich to test yourself: 1. The air we breathe is important to health because: ia) it contains oxygen; (b) it is full of iron; to it dilates our pcrea; <d> it cools us cff; (c) it kills germs. 2. If you get a cinder in your eye you should: (a) rub it with a •>old rin?; (b) press your upper Up with your finger; (c) rub the other eye; Id) wash it with boric Reid; (c) ask a friend to scrape il cut. with'a knife blade. 3. The way to get a gcod doctor Is: <a) join n lodge; (b) ask your neighbor; (c) call the health department; (el) ask the medical society: (e) (lick the one en the corner with the big electric sign. 4. People should take plenty bf exercise because: <a) big inusclcj arc healthy; (b) exercise makes ycu live longer; (cl exorcise makes you cat more; <d) exercise makes you (col better; (c) exercise raises your blood pressure. a. Pc:ple have goiters or swellings In the neck because; (a) they cat too much salt; (b) their mothers saw giraffes at the circus; (c) they near too tight collars, <d> they* live In North Carolina; («) they get no iodlue hi their food. * * * Answers: 1. Oxygen Is the vital clement In air. The bl:cd takes It up and carries It to the tissues lhat'"re- quire it. 2. To remove a cinder first try dropping a lltlls boric rtcld solution In the eye, or If this Is n available, clean water. If the result Is nol satisfactory have the. cinder removed by s:mconc -who hns had experience and who will wash his hands thoroughly with soap and water before trying. A soli wisp of cotton or the edge of au abs:lutcly clean handkerchief should be employed. If you must rub something, rub tlie other eye. 3. More than 113,000 doctors now belong to the medical societies. If in your town or county to recommend one to you. 4. Exercise stimulates the circulation of the blood and the action of the tissues and makes you feel better. Big muscles are not an asset for health, 5. Simple goiters arc usually due lo lack ct sufficient todiiie in the diet of the growing child. Tlie use of iodized salt on the table or preferably the regular administration of small doses of iodine prescribed by a d;ctor will prevent simple goiters In areas in which there is Insufficient iodine in the soil; Ten Years Ago Today Jiiue 1, ISM 'i'hc reorganization of the city school board, with the newly elected officers Was made at the Initial meeting this morning. Cecil Shane is president of the bonrd, Mrs. Lou Ecklcs, vice president; Dr. L. H. Moore, secretary, and Miss Marie Harnish is assistant to the sccrc- lary. T. J. Mahan and A. M. Buti are the other members. Mr. Bull was elected lo succeed G. W. Afflick who was serving temporarily to fill out. the unexpircd term of ft. H. Slier. * « * The Kcv. Perry F. Webb is at. Arkadelphla where he will deliver the baccalaureate address at Otia- chlla college Sunday morning. He Is a graduate of this school. * * * Police Chief M. O. Good\yin will leave Sunday for El Dorado, Ark., where he will attend the annual convention of the Slate Peace Officers' Association. * * * Mrs, J. C. Noah was called to , Nashville, Tenn., Friday because another plant, /v medium sized to-. of her sister, Miss Thomas, having mate is ready tc. be picked. been in an automobile accident. DURHAM. Me. (UP)— Mrs. Etta Spier has been rewarded for the tender care, she has given,a tomato plant found Brewing in a pot with ;HQLD EVERYTHING - B y ciyde L "Since you've been on a tiiel you,pick Die nicest '-- things to eat! Mind if I have u bite?" looking

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