The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 10, 1937 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 10, 1937
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LGE SIX BLYTHEVILI.E, (ARK,) COURIER NEWS 'HE Bf ATHEVILLE. COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NKWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher Sole National Advertising Representatives: Ukansa';. Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the post office at Blytheville Arkansas, under act of , October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier in the City of BlythOTllte, loc per A'eek, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per ytar, $1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, Mi.50 per year; in zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable in advance. New York Voterx l j nf. Democracy to Work The changes have been rung ollen enough on the fact that Tammany Hall, for the lirst time in history, has taken two lickings in a row. What needs to be examined now is the background for the phenomenon. For it is not enough merely to say that Mayor LaGuardia is a sensational campaigner gifted with a more than ordinary large amount of political "It." Nor is it enough to bring up the fact that his candidacy bare the unofficial blessing of President Roosevelt, or to add that the people of New York had grown tired of Tammany's perennial misrule. These things don't explai-.i it. Tammany misrule is an old story. National administrations before now have smiled benignly on reform mayors, only to see them go down to defeat. Reform mayors before now have been good campaigners without profiting by it. The explanation must lie deeper. The very atmosphere of politics seems lo have changed. A new spirit is abroad in the land. The people are desperately anxious to have governments that are in time with the needs and aspirations of ordinary folk, ami they are sick to death of governments that represent invisible sellish interests. .How did this : comc about? Probably you would not be very far wrong if " you ascribed it chiefly to the fact that . .the great depression was one of the most potent educational influences in American history. Before the depression New York had mayors like Hylan and Walker— and liked them very well. The "better element," of course, made the usual protests, but nobody listened. Like every other American city, the mass of people in New York got .just the sort of city government they deserved. Things were booming, politicians were expected to be » shady lot, and there was a general impression thai if the common man just stopped worrying about things his lot would go on improving automatically until the millennium dawned. Then came the depression. People began lo realize that progress is not an automatic thing, that democracy won't work properly unices the voters take the (rouble to make it work, awl i hat a politician who is >UT OUB WAY put into olTiVe by selfish can't logically lie expected to refrain from serving those interests after he i.s elected. The old slip-shod, euro-free sort of politics thiit sei-niod to work nil di<h(. irt boom times stood revealed :is an unbearably expensive luxury in bad (lines. II bwmic; obvious that the ordinary man's liberties need dffendiiiK, and thai the ordinary man can defend them only by using his ballot wisely. So polities is existing in an entirely different atmosphere' DOW than was the case a decade ago. Once again, people are willing to take the trouble to make democracy work. That i.s the encouraging tiling about the New York election. Undermining Cancer The pressing need Cor continued research into the mystery of cancer is , amply slated by Dr. Henry 0. Chadwick, director of the Massachusetts Department of Health, in bis assertion (hat the death raie from this dreadful malady will continue to go higher unless research yields a cure. The cancer deatli rate has been go- inj, r up steadily for years. Eighty years ago, cancer was not one of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States; loday it ranks second only to heart disease. Much of this, to be sure, is due to the increase in the average life span. More people die of cancer nowadays because more people live to the age at which cancer is likely lo strike. Nevertheless, the rising cancer death rate- is dismaying enough lo indicate that research programs deserve all the support the public can give them. Inviting Trouble An official report to the State Department from American naval authorities in the far east shows that '1551 Americans have been evacuated from China, as of Oct. 29, and that 5802 Americans still remain there. , When the shooting began at Shanghai, there were loud demands from the American colony that the American government extend protection lo its citizens who were marooned in the battle /one and could not get away. The navy and the marines got on the job lo do what was necessary, at considerable risk to themselves. By now, however, a goodly percentage of the marooned Americans have been rescued. It i.s a fair assumption that of those who remain are remaining from choice. And the logical deduction is that there is far less reason than before Tor running the risk of embroiling America in the war in order to protect Americans who are playing the role of innocent bystander. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1937 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark JILL BY MARY RAYMOND Cop/iight, |?}7, NEA Service, Ine. OAST or CHAIIACTUI JJI.I, WUVTVVOjmi, l. lrm.llvt tlcliulnnlr. M..\x JI:I.-I.-H\; i lfto , inltif nrll»(. ' ii.utiiv wn.vmvonTii, wl:vl '«'< m ' l '». I rul'h'r" ' SI I. VI A SC'ITOX, ..II l jiu'» -Jill 1 " Ain utlD i! rrturtis to l Durtv, llttfe Af |HTii(;,i,i Ainu r» I,, >luill.i Ill ArJ:,fl, purlr.-ilt A Jriv rM. Ju v »„.-. uf Urr. No professional man who has any pvidc at nil should draw a salary, whether it be from state, municipal or federal government, if lie does nothing.—Cliirord Oreve. St. Louis attorney who resigned because he wus not genius enough work to earn his pay. By Williams "FIX TH' DOORS 60 ' ==/« THEY WOM'T SWING UK OPEKJ /" I 00 - WITH NOTfllSJ' TO DO IT 1 WITH.. owuy MV BRAINS 3 AH WH!,'T DO I GET T YOU'LL SWUNG AT, IF VOU COM'T GET THAT CRAiy MESS OFF THERE IK) A HUEIZY.' WHV MOTHERS 6ET 6BAV. | H b/ !<<••»' •' '</ \ M .. Avi;>* \m{ ^''''''/.''-•''''.'•Vwf 1 P'te • ;-J^; "Joe really hasn't (imc fur all his hobbies." Fw/s Ciwous WORLD THERE WERE /VO CH/LDK£M BORN INJ JANUAR.V BEFORE THE YEAR 7OO<9.C. JANUARY DID NOT EXIST LJI>rrll_THAT TIME- \ SHADOW NA/MEREX/ER, IT? SHINES IM THE UNITED STATES, SINCE AT NO PLACE DOES IT EVER. SHI MEL FROM DADDY UONGLDGS HAS ~ THE still never shines directly overhead on any spot in (lie United States, since tlie southernmost point of land is about 25 degrees north of the equator, and the sun comes no farther north than 23W degrees. NEXT: Wlut large city is halfwit? between the North role ami the equator? ir. V. 8. P«t Off. itisis is an Annoying Malady Which Can ik Very Hard 'to Treat This Is the seventeenth of u series of articles in which Dr. Morris Pishbein discusses diseases of the skin. (No. 3G7) UY l)1i. MORK1S FISIIBE1N l.iii:«r. or Hie Amrnr.m McfJiral Associalion, and of Ilyjeia, the Health Magazine One of the most common of the skin diseases Is psoriasis. This condition occurs usually in oeople who are fairly well. It is distinctly a skin disease although if is believed 10 have some constitutional back- iroinui. Psoriasis appears in people of am- ago -from childhood to adult life. It may affect cither men or women. Usually the condition get.s betler in the summer and worse in the winter. Pwriasis has been found from time to time associated with almost any other disease. incli!dln s par- llculiuly the rheumatic diseases. In Ihc treatment of the condition 11 is necessary lo control the entire hygiene of the Individual and sometimes, almost regardless of treatment, the condition occurs again and again. In psoriasis, dry, reddish, rounded or oval patches appear o» Ihe body usually on the hacks of the arms and the fronts of the legs as well as on the chest and ocoastonally on the .scalp. The. condition mav also spread to the painis or affect almost any portion ot tfcc body, although it is more rare on the face. The typical psoriasis usually skips the face but maj- extend slightly onto Hie forehead. The condition , is more likely to be found on tin | backs of the hands than on the I palms and (he soles of (he feet, ' * * t i In tin's condition the reddened ! .f|x>ts become covered withr 1 scales ; which arc of mother-of-pearl color. : When the scales are removed, a liny bleeding point will be seen - where they have been attached. It Is. of course, possible for a condition like psoriasis to be sub- jectc*} to B secondary Infection although this does not occur fre- nucnUy. The cause of psoriasis is * not known, in some instances there , may be a hereditary influence. However, it i.s rather rare to see two or more cases in the same family. It has been suggested that the : condition is in some way associated with dieU that It is caused by a [ parasite or an infection, that it Is j due in some manner to a wrong I action of the glands, but none of I these suggestions has been proved . to represent (he actual cause in (he j condition. It is possible by adequate treatment to bring about relief ot psoriasis, at least for a while. This tn- [ volvcs the application of a considerable number of different preparations to the skin in various orders depending on the response of the skin to the treatment. Sometimes the treatment of the i skin with the ointments and the lolions Is supplemented by the of various light rays. Here, again , however, the treatment is excecd- i fngly difficult, since the dosage of both the drugs used and the rays CHAPTER XVIII r PME shining scarf had given Ar- d;ith a subtle allure. Bui .something was wrong. Those flat little curls which had been pains- Uiltingly pressed down over her forehead, held in place by thick Ijlonci bra ides. Alan frowned, and crossed tl»i room to his dresser. He came bnck with a comb. "Mind?" he queried. Without waiting for her reply, he combed out the curls, releasing Ardath's young brow from the curly screen. "You have a classic brow. You might be some young Greek goddess, who has forgotten she is carved of stone, anil has come lo life. Re.-idy to enthrall a mere earthly man with her beautj'. "Are you enthralled?" Ardath asked boldly. "I'm no man. I'm an artist. That is, just now." A tide of color had washed over Alan's face, "And afterward?" Ardalh persisted, softly. , Alan was benrling over his paints. He spoke slowly: "Afterward—after this sitting, I'll still be an artist. A very tired artist feeling that what he has done is foolish and futile. And you'll be a very weary girl, ready to call il a day." * * * A RDATH couldn't have analyzed ^ her own feelings. A chaotic combination of anger, helplessness, vanity, and what Ardalh was accustomed to calling "Icve." She was being swept along by a swift emotional current pasl the boundaries of restraint and dignity. "Take your handkerchief and rub oft some of that rouge on your mouth," Alan commanded. He watched her lightly touch her lips with a handkerchief, and then he crossed over to her. "Here, lei me show you." He iook Ihe handkerchief and rubbed vigorously. "There, that's bettor. A goddess who's getting a soul doesn't have lips like a scarlet poppy. Her lips arc awakening . . . like a rosy dawn. You're trembling. Cold? Wait, I'll build up the fire. And maybe a cup of coffee would help both of us. It's going to he a long silting." • It was a long silting. Alan worked intensely, without words. [Twice he stopped to bring coffee (and heap more coal on (lie open fire. Ardath was of thai type who knew only one way to get a man. Entrap him with physical weapons. Her lips curved into warm invitation again. But her most alluring expressions were'evidently being lost upon Alan. She began to droop in weary defeat. "Wake up," Alan cried out wilh professional ruthlessness. "Let's quit," Ardath suggested, suddenly. "I'm—I guess I'm too tired lo sit still any longer. It's [ale, and there's tomorrow. You don'l have to punch a clock al 8 a. m. do you?" "I'm afraid I've been selfish," Alan said, compassionately. "I'm fearfully sorry. I'll ma ke this up lo you. Models arc well paid, you know." "Oil, skip it," Ardath said. "I don't want any money. It wasn't- .so bad, really, you've done." Let's see what Alan threw a cover over the canvas. "Wait until it's finished. I'm afraid you wouldn't understand now what I'm trying to do. I'll call a taxi for you now." 'A taxi!" Ardath breathed. "I couldn't be walking in on my landlady at an hour like this. She's awfully strict, you see." * * * A LAN did see. She had believed ~ this was one of those cheap ad- ventvres. Only it wouldn't be. He tried to keep the contempt out of his voice, to make it sound casual. "You want to slay here, then?" "If you don't mind. I could just curt up in a big chair somewhere." "I wouldn't be comfortable at all sleeping in my bed. I've a better idea. I'm going to let you sleep there, while I go out for a walk." Ardath persisted. "It seems silly for you lo leave. If you're thinking about my reputation—you needn't. I'm not a conventional person." "No," Alan said, his eyes meeting her's steadily. "I wasn't thinking of that. Besides the night already over. It's close lo 5 o'clock." He went out, closing the door behind him. Ardath went back into the bedroom slowly. The covered canvas gentle way this woman's did. Get- Ling a soul, he had said! The arrogant fool! He had used >er to paint this silly picture. He lad been making tun ot her all the time. In a blind fury, Ardath struck he canvas violently. AH he had wanted was to paint ike (his. Well, he wouldn't have he picture. She would leave before he came jack. Just as soon as it was light. But she would leave a little reminder of her visit. With quick, savage fingers, she .ore the picture from the easel, •oiled it tightly and went over to the fire. For a moment, smoke curled about the canvas. Then, greedy flames leaped up. » "* * A TAWNY glow was streaking jrl - the early morning sky when Jill drove away from the big, shadow-wrapped mansion, Sonw of her dark mood began ,o drop trom her like a too-heavy oad. She was going to the man she loved. That was all that mal- .ered for Ihe moment. He would forgive her and understand. When big hurts came, petty considerations were washed away, like small ripples lost in the heavy roll of the sea. Here she was turning into C7th street, with its sleepy morning face powdered heavily with snow. And Jill list! stopped tier car at the curb with a funny little quiver of nervousness—this was the address Patty had given her. Behind that closed door was Alan. It wns natural to feel this frightened clutch at her heart. She couldn't remember calling on a man she loved at this hour before! And she never could again! Inside, Ardath was aroused by the jangle of the doorbell. She came out of sleep slowly, with last night's anger and irritation creeping back with consciousness. It must be Alan coming back to make peace, changing his mind about being so high and upstage. He would be angry about that picture. There was only one thing lo do. Brazen it out. She might get farther with crying. She had slipped into her dress, tugged on her slippers and started to the door. The bell rang again and Ardath muttered: "Coming, coming!" Her met her eyes, and angrily she I eyes were a little scared. He real- turned back the cover. For a moment she slood regarding il blankly. Her own face, her own features. And yet it wasn't her. The soft, shining radiance on the face of the woman on the canvas bewildered her. Her lips had never curved in the sweet an<J ly had an awful temper. You could see it. She opened the door a little, tmd; then wider, as she xtKp.Kn.iztt) *l>a early morning caller. "' '• • ' "Oh, it's you!" Ardath: suid, smiling defiantly at Jill. : (To Be Continued) used must be modified according to the condition of the skin. It is customary after the skin begins to respond to the treatment to nave n period of soothing treatment. Obviously, therefore, it is not safe or desirable for anyone to try to treat himself for this chronic disease of the skin. NEXT: Wnrls—and superstitions. tend University of Washington next year and study aeronautical engineering, she said. "I saw certain people' about going to China," she said. "They said if I were a boy it would be all right. So I guess I won't fly any planes in the war. Bui some day J am going to fly in China. Maybe I can be a teacher." Chinese Girl Aspires To Be Fighting Pilot SEATTLE 1UP> — Ruth Chiim, 18-year-old American-bom Chinese girl, has one big ambition—lo fly in the Chinese army and fight Ihe Japanese. Miss Chinn weighs 90 pounds and she uses three cushions under her parachute pack when she goes flying. The cushions raise her so she can see over the cowling. To keep up her flying. Miss Chinn serves horse d'oeuvres at a Seattle supper club. Perhaps she will be able to save enough to at- lliey are reporlcd to have offered huge sums for the privilege of prospecting. They are sure that untold wealth will be found beneath the scorching sands. The Western Desert is not all fial sand, as is commonly supposed. There are also gravel flats, limestone outcrops, clay pan and regular lines of sand dunes. Egyot's Western Desert May Become Oil Field CATRO (UP) — Hitherto useless! stretches of wasteland, known as Egypt's "Western Desert." shortly mav be sprinkled with rich oil fields. According to an official government announcement, the much- coveted rights to dig for oil in the desert that starts at Cairo and reaches into the heart of Central Africa have been granted to a British company and an American company. The firms were n o t named in the announcement. Experts arc so confident that All Ascs Seek Health AUSTIN, Tex. (UP) _ The women's physical training course at the University of Texas has pupils from 2'!: years to 60, Youngest is Eva Rae Higgins, Z'.i-ytar-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Higgins, Austin, she is taking instruction in rhythmic dancing."Several women who admit they are "more than 60" are enrolled iu swimming classes. 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