The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1937 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 4, 1937
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BLYTHEV1LLE '(ARKJ COUiUEK NEWS ~"" ttJESbAY. MAY 4, 19S"7 THE'BLYTHB.VILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO.,- FUBLISHER& -- O, R, BABOOCK, Editor ' H, W. HAINES, AdvertMng Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at tlie post office at Blytlievillp, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1911, Served by tho United Press , SUBSCRIPTION RATES By wrrlcr ; In the Oily of BIythevllIo, 16c per s.eeK, or C5c pcv month. By mail, wllhSn a radius q( 50 miles. $3.00.per year, $1.50 for six montlis, 75c for three months; by'"mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, J6.50 per year;. In sones scveu mid eight, $10.00 per year, |>ayable lii advance. One Staia Can't Profit (t,. Expense of Others One reason why it is, an advantage to have our'republic split up into 48 states is that < individual states can make experiments in'government which the nationVas a whole could hardly dare to make. Ncbrask'a, for instance, can test out the one-house legislature, and Massachusetts can .experiment with savings bank life insurance, and the rest of the country has a chance to see how these experiments work in actual practice. Now it happens that some ,of Die most instructive experiments of all are laws that never actually get passed. The legislators of a sovereign state occasionally get a brainstorm and bring in a' bill that is simply fantastic. The bill may die, but the disciissipn it provokes and the protests it opens can do all the other states a good deal of good. Florida seems to be engaging in •that kind of experiment right now, with a "state recovery act" which one candid Florida editor promptly re- christened "the Florida ruination bill." This bill sets out to bar chain stores, but it goes several miles beyond the limit which binds most opponents of chain stores. It would not only prevent any letail merchant from operating more than one store anywhere in the state; it would bar the operation > of any retail establishment whose common slock was Hoi;'wholly owned by. permanent residents of Florida. This bill would wipe out chain stores all fright, and do the job thoroughly enough to suit tho most rabi.d of individualists. It would also drive some millions of dollars of "outside capital" straight out of FloVida, put out of business some thriving concerns—which buy Floiidii materials, hire considerable numbers of Florida citizens, and .pay substantial taxes to the Florida Exchequer—and piovoke some of the 'leading buyers of typical Florida prod- .ucts, such as citrus fruits, to do their buying in some Other slate. Considering the earnest way in which Florida bids for outside capital* it is extremely doubtful that this bill will ever become a law. But the more fact that it is being considered is instructive. A good many of us often forget that all the states in the union hang to- OUT OUR WAY gellier, economically. We get the idea ' that if; we; can just "keep rhcihey in Die state" we shall prosper'; we delude ourselves into thinking that we can in some \\t\y boost 'our state's prosperity at the expense of other states. That line of thought loads directly to a bill such a.s this one proposed in Florida. If that soft of ecoiio'mics is sound, then the Florida bill is perfectly logical. And tlie next step after that would bo to put up slate tariff walls and insist flint "foreigners" from (he next stole huvc paHspoi'ls wiicn. they come to visit, This country grew great and rich because its economy is, not bound by any sfate laws, tho fantastic Florida proposal is a guild example of the mess we could (jet into by forgetting that basic fact. : T e Way Labor troubles in the last six months have involved upward of 600,000 American workers', caused the loss of nearly 11,500,000'- inan-days of work,- and created an economic loss running into many hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a current tabulation made in Chicago. Against that background, the fh'st iVnits of the newly-upheld Wagner act look rather impressive. Those fruits' were garnered in tlie Packard Motor Car Co.'s plant. Workers there wanted to deal with management through •the C..I.O. Instead (if putting on a costly strike to show tlial they meant i(; they simply hud the labor board 'hold an election under the Wagner act. As a result, Packard officials arc now sitting dq\vn amicably to bargain with, the workers' chosen representatives. : ;.:; That election ,\vas a lot cheaper than a strike. If the Wagner act can continue to yield fruits of that kind the whole country will profit by it. Tlt(> Mavericks! x Congressman Jlatiry Maverick started .something when he suggested recently that hors d'oeuvres—those odd- mcnls of the dinner-table, \yhicMfe\y Americans cair pronounce and'no one can predict—| JC renamed in simpler 1 o'r'mi-.- ' Miv Maverick suggested "dingle dops." But now comes no less a gas- tronomife authority than George Hector, famous New York restaurantcnr, to urge tliat they bo called "mavericks" iiMionor of the congressman. . That, says Mr. Rector, would he fit- ling foi- two reasons. Fh'st, as a tribute .-to' the congressman; second, because :"maverick". is a good old American word meaning an unbrnndcd stray horse or .steer which has wandered off by himself and is any man's for the taking, this, he points out, is a perfect description of a tray full of antipaslo, canapes, anchovies, nml similar odds and ends. We hope his campaign succeeds. Waiter—a tray of mavericks, if V ou please. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark bq MARION WHITE. 'OlSJ? W Sthi&iflt "Itnl yon gollii havei.three snmhief'bbanlers to get scraps to feed one hog." HIS CURIOUS GRAMEN PRATENSi PAN1CULATUM MAJUS PCA 7HEOPHRASTI, GIANT NIGHTJAR, A BIRD OF SOUTH AMERICA, AVOIDS DETECTION! BY PERCHING ERECT- ON TREE KNOTS AND POSING A JAGGED, BROKEN LIMB. OAST. OP C1IAHACTEUS JOAX l!Aimi;TT, Lerolix, lift inry io Ji)hu llcndry. ^ ; J011X tlBNllIlV, milliner Inveit- nirat ,h'.'ni); 11011 A Mil! CIVS. IltnJr, 1 . Jo- ulur itnrlnrr nnd Joan'* Baace. SVII1I, JIHNOliy, »oclall!c, John, ll^ntlrjr'ji litece mij Jonh'4 rival la< love. run. ii' HEN-DRY, sji.ii 1 * >>rolhi-r. !) OHO THY STAUKi;, JonnV EltlluioJ (rlriiil. CHMII.rcs JVOllTON, Coll(or»!» mining promoter. » •• t YfJiltrJtiyt linh redirim from CnllCornln mul Jnnn In hfrittlf llKnlci. On Iholr iviiy Iiame front a I»iirly Itol, iiliu'CN a dlniuouil on Jdim'K hitnil. ' CHAPTER XII '"THE following Saturday, fior'o- thy followed up Sybil Monday's precedent and gave a tea herself for Joan. To it she invited all of the smart young things who had been at Sybil's, as well as several ot the young married women whom Joan had not met. Dorothy, to be sure, was also a stranger in Green Hills, but she had visited • her cousin at Irequent intervals, and she knew the important people iri town. So, recalling Sybil's ladies, she made up her invitation list wisely and shrewdly. Sybil swallowed a bitter pill the day Joan moved into the Downs' home. Here was this little nobody—this ordinary little stenographer whom she had planned so carefully to discredit before the world—being publicly accepted as the guest 61 one of the community's leading families. It took . the entire 'situation out of Sybil's capable management. Sybil's nerves were indeed sorely overtaxed, it was no actual falsehood, therefore, when she declined Dorothy's invitation on the plea of illness. " you think of that?" :buldri't be. Why, Sybil has known lihi for five years. H she wanted him, . . ."• "'Perhaps it's more a matter o£ Bob not wanting her." Still Joan couldn't believe it. "I can't understand any man not— riot wanting her, as you say. Sybil is the most striking girl. . . . What made you think that, Dorothy?" "I didn't think it myself. Millie Sanders' told nSe." It was incredible, yet it was the only answer to Sybil's purposeful dislike, Joan thought. "Was Millie Sanders at Sybil^ last Wednesday?." she asked. "No. She's not like the rest of Sybil's friends." .1 Dorothy beamed when message was received. "We've frightened off the scheming sirer already." Joan shuddered. "I'm frightened to, death myself, Dorothy, 1 "It's"all so.delib- By Williams : -: H1DDEM BACK. THERE ! I KNOW IE HA3... MAH THE PANAMA 'CANAL DOES NOT £ROSS THE: KSTHMIJS OF , PANAPAA ' )AT ITS "c\v persons ever have the privilege of seeing the giant, nightjar, so erfcct Is Its protective coloration. Blending exactly with the tret on vhlch it rests, the bird nations its tnil against the trunk, sits erect! and loses its eyes, .thereby eliminating all resemblance of a living object. she confided, crate "Of course it is," Dorothy admitted. "Deliberate and ridiculous. "But it's a form o£ soda warfare that goes oh in every community. Sybil played a pretty deliberate hand; I'd^say, trying t make a monkey out'of you. Am this afternoon I'm out to call he cards." "Why should Sybil dislike me? Joan asked thoughtfully, after rnomenl: ^ .... ''I wondered that, too. But ho\ I've found out. 1 "Why?" "Sybil is in love with Bob An drews.' Joan gasped. . "Oh, ho!" Sh cried eariieiUyV ''I'm sure sii afternoon; when Joari met her,'she remembered her as one of (he pleasant''rnatrdris to Whom Bob had presented her at he spring party. She liked her ninedialelyi As a matter of Jacl oari felt much more at home al lorotfiy's parly than at Sybil's."" Perhaps it was the room its'eif] oari thought. There .wasnone ol ic chilling smartness iri it Ilia' ybil's home reflected, though i' •as equally luxurious. A cheer^ ul flre roared in the great fire- lace, and its flames were reftect- d in dazzling splendor by th< amend'bri tier left hand. Trie ing, t66, she realized, gave her 10 self-cbnTidence which she had icked before. It.gleamed as th mblcm of Bob's devotion,.for al he world to sees—a symbol of hi reserice at her'side. instead of cocktails arid canapes Iqrmidable Jennings Mrothy had tea and''tiny sarid viches a_nd delectabii. cakes, an Mrs. . MacDonald, trie. Ddwris lousekeeper, passed them aroiihi vith the friendly fussiness oj al old mother h&ii. , '..; After they had..served;tea, Doro hy led the way upstairs to He aunt's sitting room, and there, i the center of the fob'rh, stood a 'nornious old chest, elaboratel Dedecked with,crepe.paper bo,w and paper hearts, arid bulgin with daintily wrapped gifts. "Surprise!" A dozen voio echoed the word,, Joan, too stunned to spe'a' looked at Dorothy> and her eye flashed appreciation; There was lump in her throat; and her he'a' was filled with sweet-bewilder ment. This \yas a shower for he —for Joan Barrett, the outcas who had never known a smg friendship In all her "life. He were gifts from friendly rieighb'd who asked nothing further tha the fact that she was their neigh bor's fiancae and Dorothy Stafke frieridt Perhaps it was an hour or so .cr, when Nellie, the little Irish Ichen-hiaid, came upstairs arid nbunced a fortune teller was fit e door. "A" they chor- ;ed. "firing her in, of course, lah. don't you want your fortune Id?" "She does not!" Dorothy lapped, a little fearful of Joari's laction. : But Millie Sanders, however— areless, guileless Millie—settled e matter. "Of course Joan wants her for- ne^to'd," she .insisted. I'Seml ic woman up ; Nellie. Don't you ant to know what the future olds, Joan?" i ..... ' ." ; And-Joah, top happy at this mo- ent fO:dream of any misfortune, odded.'her head eagerly. "I'd ive iti" she agreed. .,.''. ' ;r •<: ..-,|*».# ' ', r, MOMENTlater, Nellie brought • her upstairs—a bedraggled, irly, stupid-looking old woman. He girls found a place for her in leir rriidst,-ithd she drew forth a oiled pack of cards from a pocket her coat. The old woman was shuffling he cards, and regarding Joan ully. 'You're going" to be married, h?" She dealt them out on the able-in front of her, one'at a ime. QUeeri of hearts, two of dia- ibfids, king of spades, ace of pades. "Married, eh?" she repeated, ler voice cackling shrilly. She licked iip the four cards, shuffled hem into the pack once more, hen dealt again. The satiio four ards appeared. Queen of hearts, wb of diamonds, king of spades, ace oi spades. Sh6 looked up slowly; shook her old head. "I see no marriage in :he cards," she [jrophesied gloomily. "Only a tall, dark man. And Death!" A hushed silence followed her words, interrupted 1 , quickly by Dorothy. "Rubbish!" she cried, forcing a laugh. "I told you this was silly, Millie.. Take the woman downstairs, Nellie. Give her a couple of dollars and something to eat. And don't be so foolish any more. I declare, Millie San-, ders, you should have more sense, Don't tell us that a fbrtune-teller- led you to Jim." Joan laughed, too. It was all so very silly. A tall, dark man. The poor woman probably had no other means of earning a dollar, A tall, dark man. And Death, She was glad, she'd never been , superstitious; 'She laughed, again, Eve'ri though Bob; was six feet.' two, and his hair was as black as jet. It was just too silly. . . . (T« Be Continued). . 10 Years Ago From the Files of the Blythcville Courier News •WcrtiiKdny, Jtay 4, 1027 NEW ORLEANS—Devastation of northeast Louisiana over a stretch of approximately.4,000 square miles rapidly was becoming complete today as the madly facing Mississippi lore through its banks at two additional places between Vicksburg ant! Natchez. NEXT: Why is a diamond the simplest of all gems? Family Doctor Collapsing of Lung, To Rest It, Is Important in T. B'. Treatment IiTr. Elliott B. Saftaln, who is employed in Lake Village where he is iri charge of the insurance department of the .First National bank of that place, Is'spending ssv- cral days with his. mother, Mrs. J. K. Saftsilri, during the high walcf. Read Courier News -Want Ada iJevlce to Measure Noise Is Simplified BOSTON. (UP)—An electrical noise detective has been perfected. Measuring noise' has been elaborate and expensive, but the new (iutica, made by;a.Cambridge firm, is compact, easily portable, arid tho operator needs only, to "push i button: turn a Knob arid read the dial. • • " Trie electrical Sherlock Holmes, which measures 'different factory noises, consists of a. high quality microphone, a wide-range, high- gain amplifier, a : rectifier and indicating metcrr The sounds picked up by the microphone ar6 changed Ititb electrical impulses which are magnified many times by the amplifier and .then rectified ana indicated on the meter. The famous Sherman law was the first national anti-trust law to be passed in the United States. Carpenter turns Out Paddles lor Freshmen PE3ILADELPHIA (OP) — David C. Kaufman, n carpenter, has a sideline—making paddles for use on freshmen during fraternity initiations al University of PPcnn- sylvuliia.'. "Sometimes the freshmen are sent to get their own paddles." Kaufman saidfl "They ask me if I can make especially soft ones. I can't do it, I tell them.-Best thing Is to put shingles where you're going to get hit." Coyotes Chased oil Ice SEWARD, Alaska (UP)—phasing coyotes across Lake Kcnai ice by automobile is a new and exciting sport in Alaska, Frank fowie, guide and big game hunter, said. The coyotes rioiv run eVery time they see an automobile, even though It may lie hundreds of yards away, he said. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople (No. 201) BY DR. MORRIS FISl'lllEIK itlilor. Journal of the American Mcdiral Association, ami of HyRcia, lite Health Magazinc Among the many ways in which he lung of n tuberculosis victim may he rested, thnt which has received Ihe greatest consideration n recent years is the so-called pplicatton ot pncuinothornx — sometimes called collapse treatment. A lung Is collapsed so that (he issues may- be quiet and mil of isc until they can Deal. Such col- apsc fllso hinders spread of the disease from one part of the lung o another. . * • « The first of the procedures, knbwh as artificial pneumolliorax, scorns to apply in anywhere fvoni one-fourth to onehalf of all cases, preferably tllbsd In whicli only one .lung, or a part of one limit. procedure has nol been widely adopted. It is possible also to put the lung at rest by cutting Hie nerve which goes to (he diaphragm. This prevents movement of the muscles of the diaphragm, and bf the chest on the side concerned, rests the diaphragm, and diminishes the amount of work In Ihc chest cavity. Another mclhod is wholly surgical and seldom is • used until after pncumothorax has been (ried and has failed, or has been found impossible to use. In this method, known as thbracoplasly. there Is an aclua! operalion on the chest wnll Involving the removal of portions of the ribs, thus bringing about collapse and providing complete rest for the lung tissue. In many instances artificial pncumothorax falls because It is not applied soon enough. Wiicn Is involved, father than a con-it nls method of treatment is ap- siderable part of both IUIIRS. This method Is nol suitable for pn- ticnts who have large amounts of fluid In the chest or for iliwe who have had a great of pleurisy with consequent attachment of the lung to the chest wall. lii brief, the method involves Insertion of n needle Into (ho chest 'Cavity and passing of air into the. cavity in sufficient. amounts lo compress the lure (j s 'sue and to stop Us motion. Some ! Investigalbrs have suggested iu e (Injection ot mineral oil imtejct of 'air into the chest cavity, i> u i this plied soon enough and in proper manner, patients who in previous years would have been compelled to remain constantly In a faiiltorium arc actually able to go about their work. it cannot be exacted, however, that' tilts or any other method of treatment will cure the patient hnmediately. Often pneumolhorax must be continued for one, two, or three years before signs of p.. healing arc revealed by the X-ray or In olhcr ways. Read Courier News Want Adi YEH f I STAKED "fHAf BUFSRO FOR A TWO-SPOT „ AT BfcLMoklT, &, *» W MOSE oVep, \H; TH' HILL FIFvST AMD BROUGHT ME A. LOAD OF MUGGETS' HEY, MAJOR./' HERE'S A ZEBRA EMTERED 1M TH' DERBY WAfAED "ELI YALE*-^- 1 GAVE COP,W- MUN^HEP, ,A PLAY, OMOHf HE ' WAS •SO FAST THeV MAD ' AF.OL1K1O HIS KEEP Hlfv\ KUMMlMt3 CXJT FROAA Hie SADDLE ' WOULDW'T A FAT*TH1MS OM THAT SWAIL"THE OklLYTIME HE WOM A HIS . OFF HIS BACK AMD '••' {SOLD HIM, .'..' BEFC3RE ME . GAME SACK TO TM.E STAK1DS TO TAKE A BOW!

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