The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1936 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 19, 1936
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THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE'COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. BABCOCK, F/lllor H. W. HA1NES, Advertising Manager Solo Nnltonal Advertising ReprcfenliUtvcs: Arkniisas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chlcaijo, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallns, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except, sundny . - Entered ns second clnss matter nl the post ofilcu at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by I'nc United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES .By carrier In the Clly of Blythcvllle, 15c per week,, or $6.50 per year, In advance. By mull, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1,50 for six months, 75c lor three months; by mnll In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 .per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per. year, payable In advance. Parents, Not. Poverty, Permit'Child Crime When you think of juvenile delinquency, you almost inevitably think of shims and poverty. The child from a poor family doesn't have the chances that the child from a more solvent family has; he hits to play in the streets, economic pressure warps his budding personality, and n drift toward crime is more or less natural for him. That is the accepted theory. It is surprising to learn from a competent authority that it just isn't so. Dr. Sophia M;' Robison recently made a study of juvenile delinquency •for the Research Uurciut of the Welfare -Council of New York CiljO Amazingly enough, she discovered that in one year as many children from t'airu'lios with incomes of 550 a 'week or; more as from families with in- cotiies of ?2G a week or less were on probation us delinquents. 'In a' sample year, 1930, the New York children's court put on probation 3260 children from families with incomes of ?GO a week or more—and 1258 children" from families with incomes of ?26 a week or less. l?o- tween the ?25 and ?50 levels a similar proportion held good. Now this, as Dr. Robison points out, does not mean that i»verty is a healthy social condition. But it does seem to mean, indisputably, 'Unit poverty is not the decisive factor in caus- ,'ing delinquent bclwvigiv .^ It often ^enough may give a child;' the filial , push; but if cannot, by itself, he blamed as n primary cause. Dr. Robison's disclosure may compel us to revise our thinking about the whole problem of delinquency, and .it probably will be a very good thing for us. For—like all other mortals —we lire lax.y, we-hate to make any involved mental effort if; we' can avoid it, and above "all : thinus we do not like to find-: ourselves guilty of anything. ' . •''•:• When the. juvenile, delinquency figures go on mounting, year after year, the easiest way out is to blame them on poverty—and then forget them. • We might have known that it wasn't as simple as that. If a nation's children "go wrong" in ever-increasing numbers, it means that there is something wrong with the nation's parents. They are failing to do their jobs properly, somehow. If the poverty excuse is taken away OUT OUR WAY ULYTJIBV1LLE (ARK.)' COUIUER NEWS from'iin, wo may Infcc the trouble to find out just how and where we are When yon stop lo think iiliout it, we always hnve hunted for excuses. LOIIK ago we were Warning dime novels. At one time good people blamed the theater. More recently we have been blaming the .movies. It's about time that we began blaming ourselves. For this world, now and always, is precisely what we ourselves make it. We can remold it in any shape we desire— if we will jtist begin with ourselves. The road to a better .social order is very much like charity. It begins at home. Fur Above. Politics Now that the politicians have nuii'- I'ed attempts to capitalize on the president's invitation of Gov. Landon to his western slates' drouth conference, it might be well to consider the incident for what it really is v/orth. Hero is merely a meeting of the governors of several states with the president of the United Slates in an ed'ort to halt tlie scourge of drouth in the future. . The invitation of President Roosc- .vclt, and the acceptance of Mr. Landon, should'be construct!, as no more nor less than mutual recognition of a real public need. Attempts to read anything more into il arc extremclv potty. Alleviation of human misery transcends anything political. Let's All, Think Peace The trend toward more nation-wide peace campaigns in the United States certainly is to be welcomed in these (lays of critical foreign affairs. Obviously it is ditficull to gauge the ell'cct of any one of these campaigns, hut in |,he aggregate they ought to emphasize the importance of the peace Question' for the American people. It is only through solidarity of opinion that we can hope to light the menace of entanglement in any prospective European war. The people must be in-the peace frame of mind. _ Any campaign to that end, therefore, ought to be supported to its fullest measure. The, suppression of niiy political 'Ihtory Is fundamentally contrary to the Anmicnu 'idea mill nil. exceedingly poor policy to boot. ThD surest way lo get students (o think Inlcreslcel- ly about social possibilities which we dislike nnd fcnr is to prescribe them. —Prof. E. A. Burtt, Columbia University. * * * - ' Newspapers have nssistcrt In the apprehension of more criminals than ever will be known.' —Ur. Cnvlcton A. shiion, criminblojisl. H is cnsy to pick out tlic child who is go- Ing to develop Into a potential criminal, or suicide, or dnmknrd. U is nlwnys the chilrt who has no social Interest, who shuts himself up In himself, nnd who develops imaginary grievances. —Dr. Alfred Artier, Vienna psychologist. By Williams SIDE GLANCES By George Clark _ "Isn't it fjreal to )>c away from it all?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD 8Fye William Ferguson IS A PEACH WHEN YOU PL6.MT A PEACH SEED, YOU MAV GROW A TREE, OR. YOU MAY GROW A FROM NECTARINE SEE1D. ARE THOUGHT OP TOOAV AS VERY ••;. ABOUT,' SO, OG>O THERE WAS ' A TI/V\E WHEN THEY WERE THE OF" THE EARTH. WEDNRSDAY, AUGUST 19 en My hhedman brought .up a'know why., and I told him there preposition the other day,, tlwt,i was no why to it. It just wouldn't! liad I not been a man of'knowt- Hc '"><' B°" e so far as to apply wise ami aouity. would have had r °',',- a ,, co . pyrii! . ht nr .P atcnt for hc No less than 5,000 distinct, species, o'f dinosaur reptiles urc known lo ,»vc lived tack hi the Mcsozoic age. They mnged in size from small atblt-slMrt creatures to the luioc brachicsaurtis, 80 feet in 1-iisth riiey began in the Triassic period, and became extinct, at the close f the Cretaceous period. Today they have no living near relatives NEXT: Wlinl bird a five-foot windpipe? Fcct. Cause More' People More Trouble Than Do Any Oilier Pans of Body . nc worried, though I well knew I'is type. He heard some one ng about, hygiene and he thir_7;hl the man was talking about a lal! girl. Certainly, when .hey shook'my< liireclman's family :rce, the nuts fell. Well, anyway, he said he had worked out n )lan for financing the church. His Idea was, to charge each mem- ~."...~ i.. u .«u:> U i nnuunruu, o. u.. Jcr a certain amount if lie or she were among the first in the coun- failcd to attend, and for each try to give up warfare huntl'i" service the member was out the - - - - imoimt was to be doubled. He said he had thought.of presenting By DR. MOIIKIS I'lSIlMEIN iililor, Journal of Hie American Medical Association, ami of lly- Bcla, (ho Health Majazmc Your feet arc among the most nlncrable points in your Ixxly. In net, there is hardly a person who "is not had trouble with his feet. Since the coming of [lie condl- lon called "athlete's foot." there s even more trouble with feet ban there used to be. n, summer larlicularly, there arc complaints f sweating fcct, aching f cc t. welling fcct, odorous fcct, and] rarst of .ill, painful fort. Sometimes tile troubles arc only i the feet. Occasionally, however he symptoms travel to the calf utscles or thighs, to th c i, ac (; or o even more remote portions' of he body. The docTor first seeks signs of nln or swelling. H C looks to see f fncre is discoloration, such as csults from bruising or hemor- hagc. He wants to know it the f cc t che during (lie night o r if [lie rain begins early In the morninir t is ini|Mrtant to know <rh"l'n*r he Bwcllins disappears after ~n lights rest. There arc ninny dif- erent causes^ for_ this condition. Presence of corns, calluses or arts is significant. A si:n\1cn in- rcasc In weight may reflect Itself jromptly m pain in m* fecl vhich formerly were able to carry nc burden of the body tt-riuht Changes In the styles of sho«s hat are worn, and even in th« lockings, may cause foot pains. " If there u any sign of arthritis Dr rheumatic disease, the feel mav iromplly be affected. Excessive perspiration, tingling, and burning filiations auy be associated with nervous disorders or with' inSec- The most common disorders of the feet arc associated with bid posture, wrong types of shoes, increased weight, and insufficiently developed muscles. * • * Flat feet Is Ihc most common disturbance. The first step against, flat fcct is to protect the arches and lo change their alignment by correctly fitted shoes, with the addition of the r i B i,t k| m | O f support.-;, cither built Into the shoes or placed inside them. An arch supixirt shnply is "a crutch to support a weakened muscle until the muscle itself develops enough strecgth to carry (hc load. Obviously the next step Is to practice exercises which will strengthen the muscles. It Is exceedingly important, as n preventive of flat feet, to select the prujier'type of shoes for children. Children's shoes should have a fairly rigid sole and the •heel should not be too litgh. A person whose arches arc strained usually will say that his fcct hurt, that they get tfrcd easily, thai they arc tender under the arch, and that they ache at night. A sudden gain In weight, however, will breakdown an nrch which formerly was able to cany the load. A person with chronic straining of the arches will have fatigue, pain In the lower part of Ihc back, and may develop nervousness because of the constant pain. He Inclines also lo limp after walking any considerable dtsUmce. The doctor can tell whether there Is flattening ot the arches and strain. He can then prescribe suitable arch supports and exercises to overcome the disability. Read Courier News Want Ads. IIUGI.V HIJIli: TOOAV |( «oi.i,v Jin.rniin, r) eii :,n,i liul lillHVl'' S'r'ilAHT/'iJiJm '"jit! Jliiri',1 Hit!, ,,,,r<J,.», Mnlly «.k« K;V" • «»»»«™^ e «'"« &$""'"&"»& """"''i" Tiiu ItKhitt Kit out MliclJcilly mid Wh™ II,..,- ijo „, ,„£„!„ ji 0 |,, l" ,\ • nt '" 'InnctiiB will, ii riTilll)-,' SltlMIx'' I'l'itlilJSn.Y*. r,mik roljbcr, nnd |, c |, ,, llt . , lf „ Kr»li|i iklniinlu^ | u Kplrll Slolly "mi)- iinil h,,l,| I 1( . r [ltr ,, lllllom ' PrrjcijNini li'll.v .Hull)- |,l« j,i,,,,c r",, <!,'; LS " NT WI!m '*'5'':«-"A »I:IVP dinner ivtlk lilm :,ni] Uu; iliJitiiluwii Miirr, .Hut'])- |.m">i]n'|i>r" IL j;lrj Mill, rilljifiir* Id lji> ln> L > i-x- m-l ill>ul>li', ImimMvi-lx Mnlly • •vi'ImiiECK licr lii.Yiirlmix t'oxluine fur the oilier ulrJ'K Mml,f,y urn- Slut niul "Wlilllxkfr" KO (o n Jilni'i- ffillrd "|.'ri'j,i-Jij-'«." Mnllv '"•« *'» illslrUKirul ,,r her »«i-,,rl iiinl wrlk-n n nn-KMiKc r 0 Iln-iii. Mil- Jialis mil! of (lie mii*fL-l:inx lo Jrjlvt'r It. TiOW (10 (I.V WITH TIIU Sl'OUV CHAPTER VI •|'!IE possibility that Nelson Whitlalcer might be a gangster did not enter Molly's niirid until later in the evening. She had merely come to the conclusion Hint he was surly and untrustworthy. ( All his attention was apparently centered on the outer door. Each lime il opened, lie looked startled. Yet when there was a commotion outside Ihe door and the soi/art ot the proprietor's protesting voice reached them, a half '.imile played across Nelson \Vhit- iakcr's face. He leaned over to whisper, "Don't bo frightened, I'll get you out of tins." "Gel me out of what?" Molly's voice was slarlled. > "A raid, if I don't miss my fiuess. 'Frcnchy's' always gelling into trouble with the boys of the police department. He's sort of forgetful about some things, nnd now and Ihen they come out lo refresh his memory with a stiff jolt of law. "You poor l;id," he added. "You're frighlcncd to death, aren't you?" "No," Molly thought, "I'm net frightened. 1 was frightened before the police came." The door opened. Trailed by Ihc iirqtcstiiiR ' prop^'clor, four policemen entered the, room, pistols drawn. "Don't move, folks. Keep your hands on the table,' Nclsc Ferguson. A gun in your pocket won't help you any because you're covered four ways. Come on out of (hat corner and keep clear of that Sir! with you. The game's up. /ou've pulled your last bank job!" :.- ' "-' . - Molly,'staring at her conipan^ son, saw the mocking light in his eyes replaced by : bewilderment and then bv stark terror. "Those dirty, double-crossing— 1 ho began, in ;, sp ]jt second two guns roared simultaneously. Molly's horrified eyes registered the scene. The dark head ot Nelson Wliittakcr falling forward on the table, hands grotesquely outnung, (he white cloth turning crimson. Then the ,-oom went dark There were excited cries the commands of the police. Some™ ""A t' I W ""W^y ^ ">e "Someone is frying to Eel mo out of this terrible thin 0 g,'. g Mony was thinking. "One of the musicians, probably. He ncedn'l have covered my mouth, because I wouldn't have screamed" She felt weafe and,faint, a ,,d her feet seemed to be under her. ~" blank. Molly awakened, she felt the sense of-motion. Memory came and she wanted to crv weakly, pitifully. Wanted more than that lo awake to a reality which would assure her that the dark happenings of the night were nothing more than a fantoslic nightmare. But she could not cry out because her lips were bound. And all loo real, she knew, were the tragic incidents through which she had just passed. Now came another realization — her eyes were bandaged. How long she had hccn unconscious, she could not tell. She was in a car which was traveling at great speed. The person who had seized her in the darkness was evidently the one who wns driving the car. Although her hands were bound, Ihc rest of her body was free. She shifted her position, straining to hear the conversation oetweon the two men on the seat in front of her. "They are taking me back lome," Molly told herself, trying desperately to believe il. But. almosl instantly came Hie conviction: "No, they are not. They arc taking me far away I ve been kidnaped. It was a ilot, from the beginning . . . the ignis going oul at 'The I?ed Poppy' were port of the plot. It was planned for the lights to go out tonighl so : this man could grab me." But why had Nelson Whiltaker >ccn shol when he was in on the 'lot?,.. Those must have been real jolicemen o:: they wouldn't have tilled him. The tortured, ^questioning was !elling ( her no wjicre.^ 'It would je ! ' so 'easy Aid bft?n!t ; under the strain and become hysterical. All Mollv'ji iiopp. now lav in Irvine to CHURCH EXCUSES Hy G. W. Barham= If he did not protect the Idea, some of the other churches fould most surely take it up. Peaceful Sioux In Dakota Area Traced to 1870 BROOK1NGS, S. D. (UP> The Sioux Indians of Flandrcau, S. n.. and fishing and take up farming as a means of livelihood, according to a survey by Prof V/illiam B) Mvy RtynonJ | Cn'tHEA?.,, put dreadful memories bel her, keeping calm and righlmf time. Surely, it was only a (I tion of time when she woull found. Drent-thc though! him brougill an ache to her 111 —would receive her message! dash to "Frcnchy's" piloted bJ young musician. The p'l might still be there and I would begin at once the sel which would eventually ica.l her. She must believe that oil would go mad. For some lime she had jolted about on the seal, M| indicated Ihey were on a rcl litlle-lraveled road, Then tluf slopped suddenly and the was opened. * * * A HARSH voice said, ". girl, don't give us any l| ble and you'll be all right, won't find things as swell you're used lo, hut malte bel you're roiighln' it a while, | things won't be so bad. If L old man comes across, you'll hack in your fine house ii lime. If he's stubborn or 5'ie police on us—why, use imagination, girlie. "We're going | 0 untie , hands," the some voice contirl and take the" tape off f mouth. You can S ] CC| , n!cc l Peaceful lonighl, but tomo'l were going to have you vvi'J lit le letter asking your dad a half million . . . nf( 0 r yj good and rested girlie " Molly shuddered under • (ouch of the man's hand onl arm. "Cold? Scared maybe,". man chuckled. "Don't worry I body's going to harm you we're around. You're too able." They had reached a pj Rough boards creaked under! heavy fcct of the men. A opened and a woman's querulous voice came, "So got her!" "What did you c x p e c drawled the harsh voice, "il we generally get what wcf ifter?" * "I've got that little' wood! Ixcd up with a bed," flic said. "Louis put a good loci ihe door yesterday and barf he window. Guess she'll bel is a bird in a cage in thcrc.'f Somebody was loosetiKig y's arm. The tape was torn -_ icr mouth, but her eyes were| bandaged. "Just as well to leave her bound until she's in her rol one of the men said. "II woul so good for her health tc_ oo much or remember anyll she sees. Shove her 'in, Wi J bul keep your trap shut. Wef all the talking—tomorrow." (To Be. Continued) John P. Williamson. Prof Itt said. ' I The Flandrcau Sioux movr the Dakotas when Ihey .., dissatisfied with lite on t!:e| braska reservation. They were eager to be on i i own, rather than existing oil scanty governmental provlsloif that day. Powers said. They began arriving in Flandrcau area in 1870 and in three years 500 familici settled. Williamson, a missionary, steps to obtain government nl the form of implements and [ stock. He lived among llieml 30 years and was instrument;! establishing the school whirhl veloped into the Flandreau HJ vocational high school, one ofl finest of its type in the coiaJ this plan to the Pastor and his Powers, South Dakota state li- ndvisors and felt sure that Ifjbmrian. :he plan was adopted the house! One of the leaders of the tranEi- would be full''at every service.] lion of the Flandercau Sioux from When I told him such a plan a tribe of warlike hunters to would not work, he wanted to! peoccful farmer:; was the Kev ChiW Hitcs Electric Cordl PORTAGE, O. (UP) — [ month-old Sandra Jean Hail narrowly escaped clcctrocil when she bit into a 110-volt l| cord. She was unconscious ! two hours and severely bur nil 0 UK BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoojl TK^ THCT , COOWE HE- KEEPS BELLOW! M6 7 WE'LL M_L "BE VLMTEMED A •STATAPEDE OF MOOSE PESERT, TOOTIrJS THCT LET'S SLIP OUT ANlD TO THE TREE TOAPS MEVER WILL. A, WJHITE .W €-ijV

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