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PA'Gti '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS •THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS •.; C. R. BABCOCK, Editor - H. W, HAIMES,-Advertising Manager Sc'.e National Advertising Representatives; Arkansas. Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second i class matter at tliis post office at Blythevillf, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1517. Served by the United 1'ress SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ol Blyllievlllc, 15c per \,ecK, or 65e per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six, months, 15c for tlirec months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $G.50 per year; in cones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Musi Men ifa Saved From TJicmsclves? Sonic 'day Uic hisloriiins will probably write down llii.s purlicuhir section of the 20Ui century us the era in •which men clamored to be saved from themselves. For Hint seems to lie what we are up to the.se days. We face a world Vi'hich is forever comiielliiig Uiu individual to survive through his own ofl'orls, and demand that it be made fool-proof. And, because that is impossible, we go to the-wailing wall and cry that life is hard, times are bad, and things in general are in a mess. For example: the papers reported the other day llial a Minnesota scientist had devised a new kind of iron- block pavement which would prevent auto accidents -by giving automatic warnings to .careless drivers. Certain embossed designs 'on the iron blocks would give off a comfortable and soothing hum when a motorist's (ires passed over them. Hut if the driver got too close-to the edge of the road, or ventured over on the wrong side, this hum would iminedi- aloly rise to a shrill screech. This would assail the driver's eardrums, bring.him to his wils, and induce him to get over where he belonged without delay. The invention sounds excellent, and most of us, no doubt, would be very glad to see. it adopted. And yet, when you stop lo think about it, isn't there something almost grotesque, alwuUlhis business of looking for an ntiloinalic warning to tell'tis when we are foolishly risking our necks? That is to say that any driver who has moderately good eyesight, two hands, a spcakilig acciuaintance with the art of .driving, and enough common sense lo get in out of the rain knows, without being told, when he is driving on the righ't side of the road and when he is not. If he is as much as half awake, lie can tell when lie is too close to the edge of the pavement, or when he is over in the lane reserved for oncoming traffic. He needs an automatic signal about as much as a seagull needs • pontoons. And yet some thousands --of people get killed every year because motorists do drive on the wrong part of the pavement; and a mature scientist liiuls it w)i1h his while to go to the trouble of inventing this warning'device. And there we are. Wo are asking to be saved from ourselves. We want the highways, along with the rest of Ibi! world, to be fool-proofed, and it never xeu'ms to occur to us that this wouldn't be necessary if we could just act with a dash of intelligence. , Is it loo much to hope that \vc jnay eventually wake up and discover that this kind of salvation, like the scriptural kind, begins with Ihe individual? Safely Hint A report of Iho National Safety Council suggests the strange fact that traffic lights, rather than helping to eliminate Iralfic accidents and deaths, may really increase them. In January, 193(>, the city of'Bay- onnn, N. ,1., eliminated its traffic lights. Hehind this move, according to its police chief, was Ihe belief that tho system had encouraged reckless driving; that motorists were apt to get into accidents by speeding up to beat the lights. Now conies the report of the National Safety Council that Bayonne is the largest city in the nation without a trall'ic' death in Ihe -first (]iuu-tcr of this year. Trall'ic lights certainly are miis'ancos, at, least lo drivers. That they may also be a detriment to public safety is .something that oilier ciliea may want to investigate. 'llw Penalty Tlie present administration has had four long years in which to take an accurate, complete, and fully documented census of the unelnploycd in this country. It has not yet done anything about it— and the fruits of this do-nothing policy are now being reaped. President Roosevelt says the government will need to spend some $1,500,000,000 on relief during the coming year. Two groups in congress are rising to oppose this. One group declares llial §1,000,000,000 will be ample; the oilier insists that at least • ?2,r>00,00.000 is absolutely necessary. : The trouble is that exact, indisputable facts about tho extent of the unemployment problem today are not at, hand. There arc plenty of estimates, but Ihey are estimates and no more, and they all vary. If the government had taken the trouble to find out just exactly how many people are out of work, how long they have been out of work, the rate at which they are going back to work, and the number that arc apt to remain out of work during the next 12 months, a WOL1 i d | JC a lot casici . to ilcci.do on the relief appropriation. THtiRSbAV, MAY <J, 193? I have red hnlr n , lrt five of my children were rctl-hnircd. The live redheads still arc alive but my five other children, who were dark-' Inured, died young or in middle n-e _ M rs Sarnli Wonner, Denver, Colo., who is convinced thai redheads live longer. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "I always enjoy visiting our children, but aren't you triad we don't have to Jive with any of them?" SOLAR. ON JUNE a ( WILL BE THE IN 1200 IT WILL LAST SEVEN Mi MUTES, AND WILL OCCUR. IN ALL FOUR.- HEMISPHERES, VET THE GREATEST PART 1 OF THE SHOW WILL ' TAKE 'PLACE IN M/&-OCEANS AFRAID fc Joyz * L ivMAfllONWWTg .ClWKUSWtCM*,-. ^^^^^: ABREAST MUSCLES OF A BIRD ARE. ABOUT tOO Tt/v\ES MORE POWERFUL, RELATIVELY, THAN THOSE IN A MAN. \ THE CHANCES O GETTING ANV CERTAIN FIVE- CARD COMBINATION (N POKER. ARE ABOUT ONE //v .300, ooo, ooo. SCRVICC. INC. The pain of totality of the remarkable solar eclipse of June 8 will stretch over 8.000 miles of the earth's surface, yet, 1C will touch no land csccpl two small islnnds far out in the Pacific, and a section of Peru, This great astronomical .show.will be staecd before an almost empty house. CAST Of CIIAUAGTEIIB JOAN J]Aimi;rr, hrro!»e, ««c- fury In Julin JU-Jldry. JOI1,\ iri-lMWV, mining l>v»t- 11011 Ax'lHU.JWS, llflldr>'« Junior imrtiirr nnil Joim'« /Innc*. SVI1II, in;\nilY. Kurlnlltr, Join" IK-nilry'ii iilrve nnd Joun'ii rlr«l In luvf. I' II I III 1' HKNUllY, »ybir« IIUItUTKV STAHKE, Jo«»'« Klrlliiiuil friend. CIIAIU.III NOUTO.V, drilfornl* BifntnK I» r c"noler. * » * YeHlprthiyi Ciuirlc* Xurfua nr- rlvwi tram Callforjil:,. Joan l» • liirllM) ivUcn «lit hcnr« kirn iilfn- ll'in Jvmilluli Jorilun, (he ninn for ulioxe deatii her father ivni honied ]0 y«ur« ngo. CHAPTER XIV gASTMAN High School was located in one of the quiet eub- Urban sections ot Ihe city of Seattle. H was an attractive building, designed along English Tudoi lines, and its walls were covered with ivy a generation old. Well- kept grounds surrounded it on all sides. To one side of the building, a lovely miniature lake mirrored the reflection o£ old-world turrets. For more than 30 years, Amanda Greeley had reigned over Eastman High as its principal. For 10 years previous to that—from the very day the school had firsi opened ils doors—she had laugh (here. The school was her lite irlo il she had woven all her hopes and dreams and ambitions Its students were her children and she cherished their interests as closely as she guarded her owr- integrity. So, this morning it was Interesting to have' this young man from the East call on her lor in formation about Joan Barretl. Of course she remembered Joan Barrett. . The girl spent Iwo years in Eastman, and the schoo had never seen a finer student. A lovely young girl she was, prelt> as a picture, well-mannerec thoughtful and courteous to he elders. Nmv Miss Greelcy looked sc vcrely at Philip Hendry. "Just what did you want t learn about Joaa Barrett? 0 sh demanded again. • Philip squirmed under he piercing gaze. "Something about her charac ter, I should say," he replied, be slowing, will) an cflorl, one of hi most gracious smiles upon he "My uncle has taken a grea fancy lo her, and naturally we ar a Kllle interested in her back ground." "Why?" Philip look out a cigaret, pro ceeded to light it. "My uncle," he said, "is'a ver wealthy man. We thought— the event—" He waved the cigare expressively in the air, apropo of no thing. ,/[ISS GREELEY'S severity in. • creased/ She did not like oung men who '^ticked without rst asking her permission. ' "You thought?" she prompted. "Well—in the .event that he might wish to remember • Miss arrett.in his-will—he would, ol ourse, want to knew more about cr." "Your uncle seat you here to make Ihese inquiries?" Philip flushed uneasily. "Yes," he replied, a little hesl- anlly. "That Is—in a way, my uncle sent me." "I do not understand you, •oung man. Did your uncle send F ou or not?" "Well—not exactly—" "I see. Suppose then, you leave •our uncle's name and address vith me and I will mail him a ormal report within a tew days." Philip fidgeted in his chair. This was becoming an ordeal. Curse Sybil and her silly sus- licions, anyway. "My uncle would prefer," he replied, brightening as ha suddenly thought of a plausible answer, "if I brought him the re)ort personally. Miss Barrett, as , explained, is his confidential iccretary. Any report coming ihrough the-mails would natural,y fall into her hands; first. He does not wish to embsrrax* her, of course."' "Of course." Miss Greeley pressed a buzzer on her desk. A moment later a young woman . stepped -into her office. "Miss .Baldwin, will -you bring me the record card ot Joan Darrelt, class; of.19272"; : . "Yes, Miss Creolev."' Philip looked after Miss Baldwin approvingly. Why the devi hadn't he asked for Miss Greeley's secretary instead of the old Amazon herself? * * t r PO Philip it seemed an age before Miss Baldwin returnee with the desired .information. "Thank you, Miss Baldwin, shall return this to you later.' Miss Greeley took the card anc studied it carefully for a moment "Miss Barrett," she told Pliilii presently, "seems to have been one of our best students. Her de portment record is perfect. Schol aslically she was very mud above Ihe average, particularly in history, literature and , foreig languages. ••!'. can give.you he marks in each subject, should yo desire specific details. There i no indication of any laxity cithe in punctuality or attendance. Sh was a member of the French clu and played on the basketbal team ... Is there anything els you would like to iknow, youn man?" " -• Anything else? You old wilcii, hilip thought, you hav«n'l told ic a blessed thing. 'One more detail," he suggested, Her a moment. "How long was liss Barrett a student here?" "Two years." : "And where did she attend chool prior to that?" Miss Greelcy looked at the card gain. "Our records do not indi- ata that," she lied. It would bo or better, she Justified herself, it n old man's fortune went to a irl like Joan Barretl lhan lo an mpudcnt young whelp like this. ~!ven assuming that he was telling er the truth.' : "You can tell your uncle," she aid furthermore, "lhat I cannot raise Joan Barretl too highly, she is worthy of anything he may | 0 for her. She was an excellent tudent, as I have pointed out to p ou, and her character was above ' •eproach. I am sure, however, ]| hat in knowing her you have, ound that out for yourselves." 'Yes, indeed," Philip agreed, without enthusiasm. He rose. >Iiss Greeley's attitude indicated quite plainly that (he interview vas at an end. He bowed slightly. "You have been most helpful," he told her,; ind his sarcasm was not wasted.^! "I am sure of it," she'replied.! n the same tone. '. [• * * * • : ^NCE beyond the limits of Miss.; Greeley's chilling presence, 'hilip looked about for Miss 1 Baldwin. He saw her in the out-,; er office, sealed near the window. Two other young women wore busy in (he same room, but, pay- ng no altention to them, lie walked over lo Miss Baldwin's desk. She looked up in surprise, and' as she lurncd suddenly, some papers fell to the floor. Immediately Philip bent Id retrieve them. "Allow me!" he offered gallantly. He placed them on her desk. Then, glancing, toward his watch, he asked in bis most charming tone: "I wonder if you wuuld be BO kind as lo tell me how lo get downtown?" Miss Baldwin relumed his smile. "There's a bus which passes the door," she suggested. "Or if you would prefer, I can call a taxi for you." Philip beamed. "I would ap- prccialc lhat, indeed. Will I have to wait long?" "Five minutes at the most. I'll tell him to hurry." "Thank you very much. May 1 sit down here while I wail?" "Certainly." : Five minutes, he thought, isn't very long to get:acquainted, but this shouldn't be difficult . . ,' ' (T« B« 'Continued) and interest of man to an extent ' not equaled by any other organ in the human body except the brain, and has given rise to many curious beliefs. It has even been alleged, for instance, that the heart is the seat of the soul and of various other emotions. Most people, who get -sick are inclined to attribute unusual symptoms to the heart. The organ has often been associated with the Idea of courage, as in the phrase, "Faint heart . . .," and the average man is likely to speak of some person as being cither "weak-hearted" or "strong- hearted." NEXT: How many active volcanoes are in existence today? OUT OUR WAY HE AiMT- HE AINT SAID ONE WORD/ JUST LAV EACH DOWN AN' REST .' BUT-UM- OH. PAV NO '1ENSHUM- BUV-- PROMISE MEVEC AGA1W TO MEMTIOW GET-RICH SCHEMES IN OUR. PREStMCE SUPPOSED TO BE The Family Doctor Heart Discasc.Now Leads All Other Ailments As a Cause of Death (No. 206) HV [>R. MORRIS FISIIIIKIN* Kib'lnr, Journal of lite American iral Assoclallon, ami of Ilygcla, the Ilcallli Magazine In the United Stales, approximately - 2,000,000 people suffer from 1 heart disease. The. number of deaths from heart disease has been steadily rising so that this condition now leads all others as a causfc of death; Us rate ts almost double that of the next Important cause. Thus, in 1933. the vale for heart disease was 227.9 per lOO.rtcn pop illation; for cancer. 1022; for pneumonia, 69.2, and for tubcrcu losls. 59.5. I Of heart disease victim:-. 50 pp. cent are people over -SO years of age; the remaining lo p?r cent ielow that age. Many e.i,-es ol icart dfscase are the remit ol •heumatic fever occurring in childhood and degenerative disorders occurring In middle lite In (act, 50 per cent ol hnirt disease cases arc due to ihrnmallc fever and 35-per cent an associated with hardening ot iiio ailer- ies. An additional in ] Vr ccn comes from syphilis, aim \ 1)( , ccut from overcapacity of m thyroid gland. Before it Is possible in oxpiaii. heart disease clearly, n j : , i Wccs I sary to understand the ii;>i wc 0 [ this interesting organ. The heart is essentially 3 )nmi) , which circulates the Mood, throughout the body. ,\i biitu it Yale Mothers Universities NEW HAVEN, Conn. (UP)—First presidents for 18 colleges and universities, from Princeton in 1747, to the University ot Chicago in 1891. were provided by Yale Unl^ vcrsity. The praying mantis, an insect, the most bloodthirsty creature <nown to mankind. 10 Years Ago From the Files of tho Blythcvlllc Courier News Friday, May G, 1927 Memphis — Raging torrents o[ the unprecedented Mississippi valley flood today had plnced 323,827 persons, a record number for disasters, under the care of the American Red Cross. Every firm which sells canned heat has been told by Police Judge G. W. Barham to send a representative to city court Saturday morning at which time measures will be taken to stop the promiscuous sale of canned heat. Little Rock—A demand from a mass meeting of leading citizens of the city, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, for an im- what if any efforts were made byis! city and county officials to prc-fl vent tho lynching of a negro andijl subsequent' riotous scenes hereof Wednesday night was before tl Pulaski county grand Jury and^l Governor Martincmi today. San Diego, Cal. — Charles A.Sj I indticrgh; in a Ryan monoplane,! "•The Spirit of St. Louis," is pve-| paring for the big effort of"his*j| flying career, a New York-to-ParlsSl hop in competition for the $25,00011 Arteig prize. He son will try totf fly from San Diego to St" Louisj!f at night. Patrolman Too Diligent •', ALAMEDA, Cat. (UP) — Patrol-p man Lloyd TrebD, trying door-SI knobs to see that the doors wercvl properly locked, tried one so'hard 11 that he sprained his wrist. . j| NEW ORLEANS <UP>— Only-.'8.5 f per cent of New Orleans motor-JJ ists give hand signals in traffic, a Jjj WPA survey revealed. Many wli mediate Investigation to determine did used the wrong signals. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople weighs less than an ounce. In a grown person, if Ihe heart is normal, it weighs about half a pound and is somewhat larger lhan a fist. -' .• At birth Hie' heart beats about 130 ttmr_s a minute; at C years of age. 100 times a minute; at 10 years of age. about DO; and at 15 years of age. about 85. Among grownups, rates of anywhere from 65 to 80 a minute may well be within the normal. The 'impulse' which causes the heart to contract develops in some nerve tissue called the pacemaker of the heart. An attempt to measure this impulse indicates lhat Its ciierpy Is the equivalent of one-thotis;mrtth of n volt. The blood enters Ihe heart after having been collected from' (lie veins of the. iwdy ami passed Ihrough the luugE, where new oxygen is taken up. When the heart muscle contracts, the blood Is forced oul ol the heart and then goes by way ot the l;in;e arteries and Wood vessels lo the farthest extremes of the Iwriy. The heart moves hundreds of gallons of blood a day, but since there are only about six quarts of blood in ,-v human body, It is moving the same fluid, slightly modi- fled chemically as it travel's about. over and over again. It has bron' estimated lhat, during an ordinary lifetime, the heart licats 2- SW.CJCi.OOO limes. • • * From the earliest times, the heart has aroused the curiosity EH ? I ACCEPT YOUR AWC> WILL. COVER YOUR WAC3ER OM OME COMDlTIOW ^ YEH, A OF ~H' PLUGS AROLJMD 'THIS STABLE 'HAVE KICKED 1M WE'LL. Give YOU 2_>4 HOUR'S TO TUME UP YOUR FLUTE AMD CHARM &OMEOKJE IMTO YOU TH ' TO OUF, WE'LL LET MRS. HOOPLE MOL.OTM ^%^>HAW.'THEY HAVE FALLEU FOR METHIMrAS, MAYHAP, 1 SMALLG-IAMGE -THAT SAYS IT'S A S-tO-1 BET ~TH' OKJE YOU "DOPE. TO WIM SHOULD HOLTP OUT POK HI6HER WE POM'T TRUST YOU, BUT WE'RE OUT, OF H IP SO A6REED, X WRITE'THE MAME OP PER.BY WIK1MER IT WITHISJ A a^w^ sr*-BUCKS —

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