The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1936 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 25, 1936
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THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS 1 THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manngcr Sole National Advertising Representatives: Alkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis 13LYTHEV1I,LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Published Gray Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as; second class matter at the post ofTlce at Blytlicvillc, Aikansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the Untied Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By eai-rler In Hie city of Blythevlllc, 15c per week, or $6.50 |icr year, In advance. By mall, within a radius of 50 niiles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $0.50 per year; In zones seven ami eight, $10.00 per' year, payable In advance. Alaska Becomes Land Of Greater Promise i More interesting perhaps,'thnn llio outcome of Hie govcrnniunt-roslci-eil colony in the Miitniinskit Valley of southern Al.iska will l>c its indirect influence. These "rugged individual" pioneers arc grnduully lakinjj up locations .in the Kenai Peninsula, and 'up north of Die iMiilamtska colony into the Tanana Valley almost an far as Fairbanks. The offices ,of Gov. John \V. Troy at Juncau and those of chambers of commerce of Alaska cities are piled with mail, inquiries about farm possibilities in the territory. The MalamiMka colony itself seems to ho doing t v cll, with all internal criticism leveled at details of management rather than at the territory itself or the local conditions. There are 108 families thcie now, with 410 children, of whom '10 have been horn since the migration a year ago in May. Marketing of vegetables and dairy products frtfm the.colony is beginning and there is reason to believe that Alaska can use far more of such products than iMatanuska ever can produce. That is why individual fanners, many of them veterans of many years in the "dust bowl" of the west, have been collecting the remainder'of-their cash assets, their tools, iufd their 1'iim- ^ i'its, ^ and striking out for the "new land"'" of "Alaska. ' '* ''•* ' '. They hope to (ind a more secure future "digging" for vegetables in the northern territory than their grandfathers ever found digging for gold. aiiilamiska families know of drouth and heat in the western part of the United Slates only llirough reading of them. lUalanuska temperatures never rose above 80 during' the summer, and there were sufficient intermittent The land has proved to he just as fertile as represented. A long waiting list j s ,. C ; K | V lo fi || ;my v . K . ancics that may develop in the colony. Thus it begins to be a fair bet that the experiment of transporting a few relief clients from drouth-strick- en farms in the northwest to Alaska, and staking them to a new start, may succeed in itself. ,But if it serves to call attention to the opportunity for others to go as individuals, it will be of still greater GOT OUR WAY I YES -" IF vou WANT TO T DRIVE DOWM TOWM , JUST GO OUT, PULL UP THE PICKET PIM AMD LEAD HIM IN-BAH' / VACANT LOT5-f3AH ! SAVE ON / MAV-BAH: LOOK AT ME* / V-ETjllMGO' /( ^^J^asp^^" service. Ami that is jusl what it appears to be doing. Alaska veterans believe the Kenai Peninsula alone can accommodate 100,000 people, which is almost double the whole population of the territory in 1930. Perhaps a new Horace, Greclcy is needed to coin a new slogan for today. "Go north, young man, go north!" —Bruce Gallon. The Blylhevillc Water Rates Case The Arkansas Public Utilities Commission, In ordering (he Ulyllieville Water company to ie- duce Us rules, apparently handed down a "<Iay-lo-cJay" decision from which consumers oi a utility's product will benefit. But there was a fen lure of that decision which should not escape puttie notice for the reason that the commission not only departed from precedent tint declared u principle which commissions of other-slates either have overlooked or ignored. : H lias lo do with depredation alluwanc's in .determining nlllity earnings and rales. It has been customary lo accept the theory that the depreciation allowances should be sufficient not only to take care.of (lie wear and tear incident lo the use of Ihe properly, (lie decision said, but also lo lake care of retirements occasioned by obsolescence, Inadequacy nnd rc- movnla and changes at Ihc instance of public authorities. But those familiar with the sub- Jccl, Hie commission says, must realize- lhat in, making an estimate of an allowance nccc.ssaryt to take cnrc of obsolescence and Inadequacy, nothing but n BIICES can be made. Science and Invention today may make mills of property In a water plant obsolete tomorrow. .H is also pointed out Hint Hie question of Inadequacy Is governed wholly by (he expansion of the business of the company, which, to a very great, extent, \s dependent, upon the Growth of Die community which Ihe plant serves. Therefore, an estimate of n depreciation allowance based upon Inadequacy is, at best, mere guess, liemovnls and changes occasioned by public authority are considered In (he same category as obsolescence and Inadequacy. "In order lo take as much of tlic guess as possible from an estimate of 11 depreciation allowance," Ihc decision says, "(lie department Is of Hie opinion that the allowance should uc sufficient lo cover only retirements caused by ordinary wear and tear and dial a reserve to meet these contingencies should be set up out of the revenues and thai Ihe cost of properly retired, for any oilier cause, lo the extent not already credited at (ho lime of Ihc retirement to Ihc deprccialion reserve and less the iicl salvage, should be charged to the abandoned property account,and amoiilacd over n reasonable period of time. (The .Jinnmortizcd'/ portion of tlio account should'bear interest"'" al a ra(,e cqiml lo (he rate of return irr- • rallied." In short, what Ihe commission held-con- Irary lo lhe_ general ruling of other commissions-was lhat the rale payers of this decade should not be required 16 set up a reserve for Improvements lhat may or may not be made in the succeeding decades. Whatever changes beneficial lo a community arc made Ihcso benenis should be shared by llic future as well as Ihc present generations. Which appears to be a sensible ruling. Depreciation allowance has been one of Ihc utilities' favorite Items in Juugling both earnings and rates. —Arkansas Democrat. The best movie actors are babies and ducks because they are the least self-conscious and the most natural In front of Ihe camera For Ihc same reason I Mievc the Dlonne quin- ttiplels arc (he best movie actors In the world .—Otis Skinner, aclcr. Spain is lost cither way the civil war ends. She is already lost. This war has set her tack " generation. -Sir William Wiseman New York banker. By Williams - ?%^>% ^•^XV'f ! SOOM . 0.-2G ....... J SIDE GLANCES By George Clark ^^^$S^f5S^ /s~s&-^*m. \ \ v- ^siste •"V" : >"?-i-' *. Vff v<l. A StRJig-'mc...^; R Ma U. 1 HT. MB/ "If I'm not married by (he time I'm 35, I'm coins to liirl a school of fhiirm and personality," 'IHIS OJRSOUS WORLD Bywilliam Ferguson fc MALLARD DUCK is THE WILD ANCESTOR OF MOST OF OUR DOMEST/CATED £>UCf<S. voice - ' IS PITCHED LOWER. THAN THE FEMALE VOICE < 'BECAUSE 'MEN HAVE LONGER. A,ND STROMG££> •- ,..:. VOCAL CHORDS •' THAN WOMEN. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, l{ 01916 BY Hit SEflvlCt. IHC, ; STAR. .-• t: IS "'''• . 2.75,000 TIMES AS FAR AWAY AS THE SUN. NEXT: What birds ||y •; highest? Schools Should Provide Varied Foods And Plenty of Time for Eating HV I)It. MOIIRIS 1 „,„.„,.„ -.chlcr. Journal of tlic American Medical Asfoculion. am t O f Hygcui, llic Hi-allli M.ifnzinc Wilh the beginning of a new chool year, parent,'! may be con- "crned with Ihc way in which iic schools or colleges to which hey delegate their children's care ire taking over lhat responsibility. One of the most important iroblems relates lo diet. The commonest fanlls in t!i c feeding Jf children in Institutions or In college dining halls are concerned win the nature of l|, c lood Is quantity, and the time allowed r or eating. of proper supervision of meals bad cooking, mid an insufficient amount or free lime after meals. To guard against deficiencies in the diet, those responsible in the schools should provide as great a variety as possible. Diets for growing hoys nnd girls should always lean heavily on milk, cheese, butter, fresh vegetables and fruits, nnd less heavily on meats, cereals. and similar products. Small children may be provided at home, before Iravini! for school. with suitable luncheons planned particularly to provide the csscn- | ttals of a good diet. ics 01 vitamins and mineral sal »Tel In some places even tlv actors are overlooked, hi many places the problems or overeating nrc more serious than the m-ob- cms of underfeeding. * •» Far too frequently the demands >f the modern curriculum are such that enough time is not al- owcd for meals. Sometimes classes begin so early In n u . momh ,g. hat boys and Rtrls who like to ilcci> laic fail to cat a suitable breakfast. In many schools llio chap-) cx- •rclfcs arc exceedingly car i_ v hi he morning, As a result, students ail to cat a satisfactory break- In many institutions students complain of the lack ot variety in he fcort; in others. nic i^ic ervicc Is left, lo students who ire earning their way through •ollCRe, but who do not have ad'e- liialc (raining in M liU cl u MC ily vith the result that students do mum; \\nrai witn butter 'Ome raw vegetables, such as lettuce, carrots, lomnlocs, and a suitable Il . s f 1 . of cllccs = will provide the child with vitamins, mineral sails, and calcium—particularly calcium -which are essentials in the diet of the growing child Tarnrlisc Lost BUTTK. Mom. (UPl -Charles Joy. supervisor of Deer Lodge in the National Forest, reported dis- ™™'>' , n{ a fisherman's paradise at Rock Creek. Local anglers who sought maps lo srcurc Us exact location found a "Hock Creek" in connection with every canyon and coulee in the forest Other 'involve la ck Reunited on Ship E5CALON, Cal. (UD-Whrn Roooit Ua] lance decided to visit his boyhood home in Australia, he had no thought of rncounler- " Ot «*" 1 ilKIH.V IIClli: TODIY ,4°aJ;\,;r»°"'^ r1 !±,,,?." 1 ' 1 of miirrliiKP frnin three Kiilln'r^ j">i'*, lius iiol nakfil la>r In mjirr'y ( ( |""T)'',. "«'ll '"I'" 1 '"',, 31 ""'.' KOr* nJilo iiff^ljt i-]ul>, u'llk iiiinllii-r ml- inlr.-r, WICK I10SS, Tlie H B lil» irii uiil .-mil ivhm (hoy roiiu- 1111 M..jly fliiil, J,,r.,lt ,I,,,,,n, K will! 11 liniiUMiiiii. Mnn, K iT. Hi. Ull» .!. l '.'Ji'* """ K ' '" " x ' i:1 'SOX WIIIT- TAKHI1." In ri'iillly Jn> I, VJOI.- Sl>.\ KKIIUIISU.V, hank rulilirr, lino fit it irruiiii iiliinnln^ ({i Niijrlt Molly nwny Mud JiolJ | u . r for rjin- KUIll, A few clnyn later lio inks licr to Tiavi! Ollltu-r wllh him mill .she IIKIW». Wnlllni; for hl.ii nl u ilimiilnwii «ton-, .Molly <.iiL.<jiml,<r» Jl Klrl who In her rv:i<.| ilmililr. ]|ti|i[il.slvely aiolty f.voItniiHcs Jurr luxurious rnsliuiiL: for Iliu ultu-r Klrl'fi ftliiiFlljy OIH>. Molly jirul I'WhlttuUr'' go <o :i I'lm-i- vnllril "l.'rcnHiy'H." I'olh'O nrrlri; mi,l IIi r rc Is • sLonfluir In i»lik-li '-U'lililiiliiT" I.H fiitnlly lu- im!'''VikI', 1 i" ! i,! s .'"''''''"""" l ' :ir iimisc.' l " " '' < " tr " ; " II " llri'iil Sliiurl, ciiiivlliccii Ilinl Jldlly i» »lll.' ullvi-, M-ls mil lo linil IIIT. He r.-.-u'lir* the tiniisi- \\lirri- slir U ft tirlKtnn-v. A unrml Ijilii'S liiM mm iniiiy fruui him iniil rori'es liEjii lo enter. Il'OW 'JO O.V WITH T!!i; STOHY CHAPTER Xt \Y/'INNIE, wlio had just entered ** the room, announced viciously, "I ain't nearly as weak-stomached as you think, f hate sneaks, too, just like I hate mice and rats. Here—come to think of it, we'd better givt Loiiia the woodroom key since we've got a strange Sliest come to visit us." She went to the door and extracted the key. "Be sure you don't leave that key lying around," she warned Louis. "Trust me," .he grinned. Rlolly, on the other side of the door, heard Winnie's ugly words, but they made no impression. She had ber.-n shaken by another voice. A voica strange to this place, but familiar and deai to her. Brent was here! How like him lo come tearing v j her rescue. And like him, too, to come alone. The knowledge car.w in a blinding flash, ns she stifled a' low moan wilh her handkerchief. Her hand was on Ihe door knob. Tn her agitation sin; clenched it, lurning it a little. (Suddenly, she felt ihe catch rc.'case. Molly breathed quickly, yhe musl be mistaken. She tried the knob again carefully. The- door was not locked. That woman! Thos» last venomous words of Wimv^'s had been a screen to cover a humanitarian I;Vi;nilsc. She had (nvcn Molly a ••::M'.IC«- at life by unlocking 1he c-w before she withdrew the key 'I'd hai:<Ic'.l it to Louis. Stolly opened the door a frac- ( .lon c,! nn inch. She could sec Bre.-.t now. His face was iinpas- .''•'••e, bill, she knew he must be j-.vopt by inner turmoil. Brent in his absurd disguise, his mouth sot In Erini lines, his gray eyes like ;teel. How she loved him! He was facing tier, and fo>- a moment she fancied his eyes rested upon the door of her room with a peculiar intcntness 1,,"!,'° ^' Ows 1>m '" lllis ro °'"," Molly thought. "He's sufTcring fearfully because he can't help me. IJn'to be the one to help him now, There must be a way!" Bless Winnie, who had given her the opportunity! slouched in his chair, his billet-shaped head thrown back, his eyes half closed. He was looking at Brent wilh the satisfaction of a cat watching a trapped mouse. She looked about her small prison. There was nothing that could he used as a weapon. The woodroom, as it was called, was bare ot wood, Bare of everything but the iron coi, the cracked mirror on the wall, a chair, and a kerosene lamp which glowed dimly on ihe chair. The lamp! Scarcely breathing, Molly -took (lie lamp to the door and blew out iMt light. She opened the door a trine, and instantly was aware thai li,«nt had seen the slight movement. He was yawning elaborately, stretching his arms above him. "1 can't figure out what all the excitement is about," he said naively. "Funny that you folks thought I was mixed up in some racket or other. Since you're forcing me to spend the night, I'd like n little entertainment." The gangster appeared to he amused. "You're likely lo get right used lo this place," he iluickled. "How would yon like to slay here permanent?" "I wouldn't like it. Too lonesome." "What special brand of amusc- nent would suit you, young fellow?" "Anything. Poker." "There's a pack of cards on the mantel," Louis said. "Get 'em." "Shall I shove lhat table closer?" Brent asked. "Okay. Watch your step. No funny tricks. I've got a trigger linger on a poker hand." Elaborately careful. Brent mshcd the table closer and seated limself across from Louis. Brent won the deal, shuffled, leal!, and the Ranie began. He von the first hand and was openly boastful. Louis' swarthy face reddened slightly, and hj s eyes ilinted. He shuffled the cards •alhcr clumsily with his Ihick iwkward hands. "How about lotting me shuttle the cards ngain?" Brent asked in. l loud, irritating 1bi)e. : "What was that?" Louis asked ingrily, his eyes concentrating in amazement. CHURCH EXCUSES : Uy G. W. l!arllini = Jim, that's-my-husband, says there is always something happening to our Church. He says, of course, we really have no right lo call it our Church for we have lever gotten our letters so did not join, but anyway, we feel real kindly towards it, and have stood : all times to help them should they call us. My experience has lauBhfc me, if one joins i Church and works in it as both ! of us did, (bey never lose that kindly, helpful feeling. I don't suppose there has been "a day in ill the years we have lived here that, we did not say, or think, something about our Church. I Lhink the members are as much, : f not more, to blame for our apparent lack of interest, for we certainly expected them to look! Us up and show some interest in ! our moving into the community. | Some of them dkl, but in such [ a way it looked like they were simply meddling in our business, so we thought best to not tell them what church we belonged lo where we came from. I have often thought of the consternation should (hey find out that I am far above the average soloist and lhat no better janitor than Jim, thal's-my-husband, ever picked up a mop, or whatever it is a janitor uses to clean up a church. We both often say there Is unquestionably a lot of hidden talent in every community if the pastors could only find it. Trie 1 ,: G.iii.'cn PAINESVILLE, O. (UP) — Cnvl Pasmiarelli walked into to pick a few vegetables. He found a cucumber curled up lik'; a snail, an apple that looked like n bird, nnd i-.vo corn cars fused together "like Siamese twins. He was not to receive an ai swer, There was a crash, an c raged bellow, as glass shallev on the gangster's head and senc poured into his eyes ,11' m'outh. i Tlie next moment Brent h, J pinned both of Ixjuis' arms on 11 table in a vise-like grip. "Gel 0' guns, Molly!" he called. "The; is one in each pocket." But Molly, anticipating hj s 0 der, hajl one of the films, ai now was taking the other tie weapon from the helpless Louis? "Stand' guard, Molly. Fj['. i though, get a sheet. I'm going ; 1 lie this fellow up so tight be 1 . think he can never gel loose."' : ; Molly (lew lo do Brent's bi ! ' ding, ft was all a nightmare, 'f: same nightmare she had been ' for ages, it seemed. Hut the ho ror was lifting. Somehow, s! was following Brent's conunan 1 : with swiftness and precision. * * tf WHILE Brent worked, Loi '• glared at him through re ! dened eyes. ' "There," Brent said finally. "I ' can sit there and think abo : what a bad game of poker ','< Ploys. Molly"—his voice hroke.U give me the guns and then me look at you." Tears rolled down Molly's If Brnnt Brent! I kncw yo ' come, but when I realized ilf were in danger l nearly died " l' Don't cry, darling. Not hcj -.v.iere I can't comfort you We betler gel started—" ' "You thought of thai a little t' lale," a voice from the doorw nterruptcd. Brent dropped Molly's hail"' and reached toward Ijjs pocket .', "You thought of that loo la|' too," came the voice. "Tiieiei that's better! Your span of life \ lengthened a little by bei \ sensible, though I don't think P will matter in llic long run. 1 "And you," Stephen B] wheeled upon Molly, "you'll lu. . lo go wilh him. That's what yj]i gel for this night's work." \f "But, Steve, you can't do thail^l Louis cried. d" "What's come over vou?" Blal-:| sneered. "Had n change of hc;jj*l just because this fellow shows ypl whal a dumb lug you are af| ; f :he girl breaks a lamp over yoVil head?" fjl I His keen eyes had taken in t-:' 1 ' situation quickly. "I ain't askin' nolhin 1 for hint;. Louis said. "Take these slrir.V! off me and lei me al him. Bui l-l' : girl—yon don'l want nothin' lappcn lo her. She's the nl Sieve!" "I know she's the, girl. Ha-, you 1 lost'.your' rhind;ii;.oiiis?" |l "She's different from what think. She's the one we wtjil after, Steve—the Milford girl!'< (To Be Concluded) 14 Travelers Demonstra^l j The Age of Spjjl SAN FRANCISCO (UP) —ijjl people sat down to dinner in?;I Francisco Monday night, Tuesday night the same four i ); .| pie sat down lo dinner, but '•', of them was in Honolulu, on'.• Vancouver, B. C., one in New'j and the other in Washing.| D. C. . f!(l Immediately after the dinnci;| San Francisco Ihcse people bo'V ed planes hound for Ihe •] poinls of the compass and -. at different points well over '. western hemisphere the next Aboard a giant Pan Amcr.j I Clipper ship one of the men westward lo Honolulu, while -j'L others boarded United Air 1/]:| planes for the overnight fliEh New York and eastern cilics lo Canada. HI Volcanic dust remains in pension lor years in the upper '(.'I inosphcre. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoo]|j EQM), CACTUS, BE1WG VJQR6EMWJ, THtS-PEW WlLu. A,M/\-Z.E YOU TME F EXPRESS THROUGH SUM BROKE H\S LEG 1M SODA ^ / WOSTlte IK1P1A.W CCXJMTRY OJS(-\IOM<5, T2.1QMT OKI 11-V TRDUT TORCH, CMJYOW 6W-LO -SEVEMTV 1VE M\L WITP.OUT A, TIME, WITHOUT TAKIM' HIS -FCE1 OOTO'TvV

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