The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 11, 1937 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 11, 1937
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE, (A«K;) COURJEK NKWS THURSDAY, NOVEBMER u, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THX COUWBR OTW6 CO, 8. Vr. HAINtS, PuWisher Sole National AdvertWng Representatives: Arkansas Dkilles, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit. St. Louk, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every. Altetiioon Except Sunday Enwred as ~ second class mater at the post office at BlytJievllte Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by Hie United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier In the City of Blythevllle, }5c per week, or 85c per month.' By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year; $(.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six. Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In aoncs seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. A Lesson (o Labor in City Elections The recent elections did mil hand down a great wealth of political los- sons, bkjt thby did emphasize one very interesting point in respect to the part '; organized labor can play in politics. It seems 1 , pretty'clear, uftcr studying the returns, that the point can be summarized about us follows; Labor potentially has an e n o r in o u s • strejuflh, but it can be exerted profit; ably only 'within the frameworks of ' traditional parly'politics. When labor ; steps out on its own, it takes ii licking. ; .Highlights in this demonstration arc to be found in Now York and Detroit. Irt New York, labor followed the time-honored game of "reward your friends and punish your enemies," and : ; proved that it is still a good game if you play it right. • Mayor LaGnardia was labor's friend, / iind labor.went down the line for him. The American Labor Party, political instrument of the militant labor unions, 'rolled up. something like 480,000 of his amaxing total of votes— ' slightly more, be it noted, than the margin of his victory. But in Detroit labor played the game the new way. It set out to run its own man, on its own hook, in the rog- ; ular Europe an-labor-party manner. It talked unwisely about "seizing. Die reins of power," 'and it looked hopo- fuliy forward to the prospect, not of '. having a friend at the head of the < city government, but of being a}' 'the f head, 'of the city . government itsell'. . And in Detroit labor took a very sound and decisive beating;. Instead of having a friend in the city hall, it : now has a man against whom it actively campaigned and who, in case a jam develops, will have every reason to feel that he owes labor nothing and so can be as hard-boiled as he pleases. • There were other factors in the two situations, of course. The personality of Mayor LaGnardia, the Tammany Hall issue; the average man's desire to see reform government continued —all of these complicated the issue. Nevertheless, labor as a political force wields more power now in New York than ever before. It can say to either of the big parties: We hold the bal.. mice of power in New York City, mid you cannot elect a candidate there if ' we oppose him. And that is precisely what it can- not say in Detroit. There it staked everything on one throw—and lost. It rolled up a lot of votes, but it' didn't use them right—and it i» worse off now than before the election. The moral is unmistakable. A labor party—a straight-out class party —can't make the grade in this country. Rut labor can do much—more, perhaps, than it dreamed of, a few years ago—by marshalling its forces and acting within the framework of existing political institutions. l\iy for Public Service A movement is now on foot among certain New Dealers, according to reports from Washington, to start a general revision upward in the salaries of top government employes, 11 is argued that u great many high officials recently have been lured out of government service by offers of more money in private industry; to be served well, it is urged, Uncle Sam must pay .salaries commensurate with those obtainable outside. In some ways this is nuite logical. Yet it is doubtful if government ever can compete for the services of gifted men on a purely financial basis; it is even doubtful if it should, provided that it could. / Suppose, for instance, that salaries of congressmen and senators w ere boosted—as has boon suggested—from ¥10,000 to $25,000 » year. Would we be any more likely to get unselfish statesmen who served the nation rather than special interests? It seems rather obvious that we would not. For a man who is willing to devote his career to public service, in the larger sense, it is not activated by a desire for wealth. • Oil And Diplomacy For the past 10 years, or thereabouts, the United Stales has enjoyed unusually friendly relations with Mexico. Uiil'orluiwteiy, 'one'of those clouds eloii'ds;no-larger-than-a-man's- handyis appearing on the horizon,, and it takes the.pit); familiar shape of a splotch of oil. President Laxaro Cardenas of Mexico is going ahead with his hmg- talked-of program for the nationalization of oil lands. As a decisive step in that • program, he has decreed the nationalization of u'50,000 acres of oil lands under lease to the Standard Oil Co. of California. Most, of the sorions difficulties between the United'! States and Mexico during this generation have had oil at their base. Some of them have led the countries 'close to war.. It is to be hoped that wise statesmanship will find« way of settling Uiis new misimcler- sianding before it creates a discord that will shatter the present harmony, i Although we were always on Use run. II was prctly gco'd while It lusted. Anybody who Iheit Ihc lite we did expected lo be riddled with bullets, or curt up like I did.—James Dalhorcr, lone survivor of the Brady gang. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark MARY: RAYMOND , NEA Stnicir, Inc. Jerry always gets ferocious when he recognizes one of his suits I gave, to charity." THIS CURIOUS WORLD ALL THE PROGENV OF A. SINGLE PAIF5.' OF REACH ££>• /VSATURJTV. THEV VvODLD, TOGETHER. AT THE END OP SUMMER., FIU_ A SRftCE OF ABOUT A OP A M/LJJON CL/B/C. . 45 DECREES «< SOL1TH WITHOUT EVERY PLANT AND ANIAAAU ' ON EARTH, FROM MfCKOB£ MfMNEAPOLB,^^^ \ WOULD DIE «F MfNN:, IS' HALF WAV \\ BETWEEN THE NOfCTH POLE \\ AND THE EQUATOR. \\i A HOUSE FLY may lay a half dozen or more batches of cgus in one summer, each batch numbering from 120 to 150 eggs. In warm weather tlie eggs Imtcii In from eight, lo 24 hours, and in five days the insects arc mature, ready to breed ami carry on tlie work of propagation. XfiXT: Wlial average elevation above sen level li;is the slate of Delaware? OUT OUR WAY By Williams T, >t K«r. o. a PEL off. HEY, COWBOY, WE'RE HUNTING WHEKE CAM WE THE- ROU6H 15IPERS Warts Are Common and So Are Odd Ideas as to Their Clause and Curt Tills is the 18lli o( u ser of articles in which Dr. Mui Fishbciiu discusses diseases the skin. ot (No. .168) nY l)Jl. MORRIS FISUBEIN t'rtllor. .lounijl of Hip Amcriran Medical Association, and of Hjitcla, the ]It,i;th ,M;is.nine The common warl is a nuisance. Some people arc much more troubled with them than are others. There are all sorls of strange delusions and notions abDiit warts and (these have been found to exist among peoples all over the world. ( For Instance, In a;collcction of superstitions in Adams County. Illinois. the following beliefs about warts were found lo prevail: Hint person who has a wart will be lucky or fcscome wealthy; that a wart on the chin means n mean disposition. In - fact, there is a couplet which says "A wart on tho chin is a devil within." There are innumerable beliefs in relationship to wnrls and to;ids, Thus. It, Is said that if one liolds a trog in the hand, one will acquire warts, 1 or. that If you kill a toad, your liands will be covered with warts. This, of course, is symbolic because the skin of the load or the frog looks as if a were covered with w«rts. There are innumerable siiiicrsu- lions as to healing a wart. Most of j these arc superstitions In which one I is supposed to. rub the \\cvrt with something or other, murmuring CAST OP CHARACTERS ! .111.1. WKMTXVOIl'MI, lilrclnc, nltrarllv* dpljuliinte • AI.A.V JHWKV, hero, rlslnB IIARIIV "wiiNTWOKTII, Jlll'« JAl"l<!"'\Vi:.Vl'WOHT]C, Jlll'J krnllirr. SYLVIA Sli'H'O.V, uU Iiflrr»», \\ * * * Vnilrrilnn Ardnlh nil* for A Inn n» » tie]. Alnn Koe« tor u ualk Jilirn (he \vurk la nruKy OnliLrJ, lenvInK lipr nJonR la hi* aiijdlo. »lrnntimr, .nil iirrivtK and I" lie- Himllj- greeted by Ardlllk. CHAPTER XIX 'JILL stared at Ardalh, bcwilder- " ment in her eyes. Ardath! Fresli from sleep, her liair tumbled, only half-dressed. Afterward Jill's eyes were going to be wells of miserable tears. But she was glad now—if you could call being hurt and proud and numb "glad"—that her face was not revealing her suffering. That she was able lo look at Ardalh coolly, proudly and with complete poise. "Won't you come in?" Ardath asked, delighting in the situation. "No, thank you," Jill replied. "I'm sorry. 1 didn't know you lived here." ' "[ don't live here. Exactly," Ar- dalh answered. Her voice was amused. Jill turned and walked steadily toward her car, hearing tbe slamming ot lhe door behind her. Before she rcnchcd her car, she Klumbleci against a small figure. Small, bird-like eyes in a wrinkled face gazed up at her. "You been in a kinda hurry," a quavering voice said, with a chuckle sounding in it, "and early. 1 didn't theenk pretty girls get up at scex o'clock." Automatically, Jill pushed back the cuff of her coat. Her little jewelled watch was ticking on her arm merrily, as though nothing had happened to its owner. Both hands marked the hour, It was exactly six o'clock. "1 don't need those Ihccugs," the old woman said. "I'm out every day thces time. You can't fool old Rose." <* * * TILL stood for a moment regarrf- " ing the smiling eld face. Rose! Once, maybe this ancient person had been young and beautiful and happy. Maybe, though, she had been as unhappy as she, Jill, was Jiovv. Perhaps she had found for- gcUulncss with the years. On an impulse, she reached into her purse and drew out a bill, which she pressed into one claw- like hand. Then, Jill pulled the cherry-red woolen scarf from nboiit her thfont and wrapped it about the old woman's shoulders. Khe hoard a startled exclamation as she yol in her car. "God bless us!" Jill looked back as she started ho motor. The old beggar—she must be a beggar, for who else would be out at this hog—was staring at her with a da™d expression on her face. Both hands clutched the bright red scarf. U was after the car rounded the corner that tears came, rolling down Jill's cheeks unheeded, She s conscious of many curious eyes. But she was past caring. Her world, a beautiful dream world though it had been, had crashed. Her idol had not been Eouncl with feet of clay, but with feet of mud. Alan and Ardath, An ugly romance between them. She must stop thinking of him. She must go back home, and greet everybody at breakfast with a nice morning face. The face of a girl awfully happy over being engaged to Milo Montanne. Jill shuddered. She couldn't go back now. She would go to Patty and slay until she could face the family wilh more composure. She wouldn't wake Patty for awhile. She would drive for awhile and Uien go home. * * * rjURING the time Jill was driving aimlessly about the streets wiih her white, strained face, Alan had Beached his apartment and let himself in with his latch key. The place was now quite empty, fact which brought a feeling of intense relief. In the rear room, the stripped easel met his eyes, and then a bit of blackened canvas on the hearth. He smiled grimly. It had been a good picture. But he would for[ct all about il. Its destruction meant that Ardath Holm was now definitely out of his liie. Which was a good thing. If she had hung around, she might have done some real damage. The telephone rang later in the morning and lie answered it uneasily. He was almost certain he would hem- Ardalh's voice faking penitence. "Hello there, old chap." The voice bad a familiar ring. It was—of course it was—Vic Ainswoiili, whom he had last seen heading for (he grind of an English bank. "Vic! Where are you? I'll lake a taxi—" "I'm sorry as the deuce, Alan. But I'm leaving for Louisville in ;i few minutes. Missed my train last night, all because a beautiful girl wanted your life's history. But it's just as well I didfi't get of?. There's something I think you should know—" "Not bad news. Surely—" "I'm afraid so. Lord Jefiry isn't veil, Alan. Mother wrote lie was u poor'health. I haven't the right lo say so, old man, but I think :hls isn't the time for pride and family quarrels. Maybe I shouldn't advise you—but I'd like to." "It isn't necessary." Alan's voice was husky with emotion. "I'm afraid I've been a selfish know-it- all." He felt stunned. His father with his oak-like constitution! He couldn't remember the time lie had ever been sick. He had an iron constitution that matched an iron will. "Ill leave for home tomorrow," Alan said slowly. "There's no great hurry, Alsn. A. good rest and seeing you again s about all your father needs to pull him around. I've an idea he should be getting out oj harness, though." »*.-•' A LAN smiled grimly. Getting out of harness! His father would never slip it unless he could place it upon his son. He thought wearily: If jt will >ring the old fellow any happiness and peace of mind, I'll give up painting. Surely, he had done lothing with it of which cither he or his lather could be proud. "Sun 3ver Seville" was still in the lands of the dealer to whom Jill had gone. Th« dealer had persuaded Alan to ttllov/ him to place t on sale. "I'll sail tomorrow," Alan said, slowly. "Thanks Vic for telling me." "But Alan, your work. I'm serious. There's no reason to hurry home." "There's no reason lo stay," Alan replied, briefly. "But you're coming back." "No, I won't come back." Vic Ainsworth said uneasily: "I don't doubt that your father has changed this past year. Softened. ( Don't smash your brjdges, Alan:". ' He added casually—too casually. "By the way, the girl I was talking with about you was Jacqueline Wentworth." "You were there!" Vic smiled. Then, he had been right. The electric note in Alan's v*ice (old him everything. "Yes. She was quite excited when I said I knew you. 1 gathered she thought quite a lot. oC you." Ttiere was a silence, more illuminating than words would have been, Alan'-.r {ace had t1ghtcnecT\yith pain! Jill. ': ' " He was leaving Jill forever. Jill, wlio had shaped a world : for him, and then had toppled it. (To Be Continued) Military Fortification Planned for Tripoli BEIRUT, Lebanon (UP) — The onstruction of an important com- nercial port for Tripoli and the uncling of military fortifications o protect it against naval and air aids were announced by the Leba- lose prime minister in an inlcr- iew. "I don't know whether the French military authorities propose to con- trucl a naval base there," he said. do know, however, that numerous wracks are being built. Since rriuoli. as a terminus of Ihe pipc- 'inc from Mosul, will be the pipeline from attacks in tbe event of war. it, is in the interest of the .nhabifaiiUi that it slwild be fortified. In addition, a large commercial port will be bnilt. the construction of which will be undertaken by a. national company." Cat Slops Game SANDUSKY, O. (UP) — Brighlman and Norwalk. sandlot baseball teams, were playing a tight game. Al a crucial moment n stray cat ambled onto the diamond, sniffed around for a few moments, finally selected third base as a homey looking spot and there gave birth lo three kittens. A. red-faced umpire removed Ihe tabby lo a more secluded nursery. The torrid zone is a belt around the earth which extends 23'/j degrees north and south of the equator, and is bounded on tho north by tlie Tropic of Cancer, and on the south by the Tropic of Capricorn. Egypt, had maps ol its trade | routes in use as early as 1300 B. C. Most, snakes like eggs, but there is a snnke in South Africa (hat. cats nothing but eggs. This curious reptile swallows all eggs whole, and not until the eggs reach the gullet is it broken. Projections on the snake's vertebrae crush the shell. Read Courier Newt Want Ads Honest Junkman NEW LONDON. Conn. (UP) .,-=John J. Calamari, iron and scrap dealer, is an honest man. He picked ., up a handbag belongin Edith 'L. Zuckermau City, containing a , studded with diamo.™, .,_„„„.„» $500, and $22.40 in cash. Returning it, Cnlamari refused a reward. , iron and scrap t man. He picked *. elonging to Mrs.; ^ lau, New -York fl . pendant watch, mmrts valued'.at John A&ams, second President, of (lie United States, lived lo see his son, Jolin Quincy Adams, become the sixth President. ••:' William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States, was a grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, 23d President. Oil was regarded as a nuisance by American brine-well operators in early days, bccauij the fluid contaminated Ihe salt beds, forcing abandonment of many salt sources. . . General Wolfe was only 32 years old when Quebec was captured. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hooplei^ some sort ot a charm and tliei I burying lite material used for rub bing 111,, \vart. The materials nsci for rubbin; of warts have bsen apples, bacon, bakinj? .soda, beans and most of llic other vegetables. There are also symbolic notions relative lo lh e removing of warts which Involve drawing a mark around the wart, l-vinp a liair arnunrl u\e wart, and in association with this the murmuring of a ma?ic charm. There arc people who believe iijui rheumatism may be removed by wearing a ring or tying B string around the rhcmuatic Joint. •'"oilier scries ol superstitions involve* the tying of knots In a string—as many knots as you have warts—murmuring a charm and then burying Ui c string in a graveyard. All of those are symbolic notions representing the idea ol tying away the aftccted area, or transferring the condition lo something else which R liucKd. These ideas may give comfort, but there Is no real scientific proof lliat they have any value. NEXT: What science docs about warts. Human Catapult BOSTON <UP> - Evelyn Barren, 15. Is alive to lell how she was struck by an automobile and catapulted on lo the roof of a parked 1 .car. Adding insult to injury, the i driver didn't even slop. /VAA3OR, MEET TUFFV M= KJERUEV^—HE'S £>TAR BACK WITH MY OLP ALMA ABATER — TUPPN'ie TOPS AS PASSER ^— LAST SATUP.'DAV' HE TOSSED A FORWARD THAT TRAVELED 65 \ARDS,, AMD OM ~TH' KIEXTT'LAY HE CARRIES' TM' BALL IS YARPS FOR A TOUCMPOWW.' EGAT7, TDPFY/ VC?UR EXPLOITS _ FAMILIARLY OP MY FEATS WHEW T. WA-S A STAR AT OLP ELI FUFF-F^*AV/ APM HAP BEEKJ IW A SLIWC3 FOR A •FORTMIGHT, BUT WITH HARVARD 6 POIWTS 1M THE LEAP, AUP OMLY 3Q SECOMTJS Tp PLAY, I WA-5 CALL-ED IMTO THE <3AME I HEAVED A PASS F-ROM MY OWM 5-YARP LIME AMD ePRlMTEp-rHE Of THE FIELD, TO FOT3M IK]TE.RF_ FOR THE RECElVERf-TO MY AMA^EMEMT 1 SAW THE BAU.-5PIRAL1MG ABOVE Ml MY OWM 'FORWARD PASS, OF 9O YARPS/AKJD WE KIT OVER "FORA TOUCH- • DOWM ~iX- KAFF- KAFF ^ -THEM I KICKED 6OAU WERE LONGER PASSES, HE THREW THEM

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