The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 3, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 3, 1937
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, f-'vVAOB'FOUB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUB BIATHEVILLE COURIER NKWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HMNES, PuMlshtr ! ft>le National Advertising Representatives: Dallies, luc, N«w York, Chicago, D«St. U>Uls, DaU?s, Kansai City, . Published Ev«y Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as s.ccoud class mater ill the post office at BlyUievilte Artansa-s, under net of Congress, October a. 1D17. Served by (lie United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in Hie City of BIyUicville, )5c jicr uf«k, or 65c per month. , By mail, within a radius; of 50 miles, $3.00 tier >-tsir, $1.50 for six months, 15c "for three months; ' by mall in postal zones two (o fix. inclusive, 56.50 per year; In uoiirs seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, advance. Aviation Points Way to World-Will* Unity An important little iinimcrsiry skip- tyctl". by uii'nolicctl (liu other tlay. I'nn ^American Airways completed flic KCC- ond yoar of regularly scheduled cimi- muiviiil ocean flying.-in Hie I'iiciCu:— and wrote into Hie' -record books one •of tiio most remarkable records in Hie history of aviation. Simply to add up the statistic.-; on those two years is to ii'iiss the jwini of Iliu story. It is jnlcl'XT'tinjf, of ronm', •to uotu that UK; third year, 'of ot-caii (lying began With Uvp Yc.'inl scheduled flight across' (ho Pacific, and the Clii>(j(T plaiicf; have (r;tns|)orled more than 3,500,000 letters, upwards of half a million tons of freight and nearly 2000 passengers. Yet these figures don't tell the xloi-y. Jt is the leas spectacular reports, which show a group of skilled leuhnicianii Betting a to»«h job down p;i|, thai urn really significant'. One of these, for a sample, is ihe slory of how the Hawaii Clipper broke the: speed record between JJoiuilulii and California—and did it by adding '150 j:i)le.'s to the distance flown! They did it with weather maps, not ivilh mirrors. Painstaking weather surveys liad shown that for this particular \oyage, a .southern course far below the regular "great circle" woul.l be advantageous. So when ihe ship left Honolulu it swung oPTiVtHb. general direction of' SamW.iiitileaV of pnssiiiif' Diamond Headland poiiftTnf for San Francisco.. Pabscngeis were confused, of course, and the actual distance flown was 2860 miles, as compared .with the regular 2410 miles. But the trip was made in i)i;io minutes, less than the previous time record ' A thing like that (ells how ocean flying has come of age, out in the IV cMe. It .shows adventure being/trans- ligtual frem a casual acceptance of rifks to n sciciiUlk exploration of I'm; possibilities of wresting ,-afely and speed fiom the huslile ckvnenls. And Ihe whole pcrformaniT, Uic two •solid ycaio of it, js a trcmejir'.oiwlv cn- conr,tging ,st>r| of lliing—even if aviation a.-, n whole leaves yon cold. I'V heie, aflei all, is one of the fc».v solidly construct ho movements going on in tlio uorltl today. • At a time \\heh mankind seems io lie doing its best lo split tip jn.| 0 ),<,,., tile tamps, here is a movement makes for unity and friendly ronunu- iiicalion. At a time when tiio terrible destructive powers of the airplane art! being demonstrated with grim frightfulness, aviation here is showing its constructive possibilities. Our hopes for tiio future, when you stop (o think about it, rest largely on the chance thai the forces which tend to tic human society into one united, compact whole will prove stronger than the forces which are tending lo disrupt and destroy it. What I'an American is dinner in tiie I'acilic is a line, hoart- cning illuntraliiin of the vitality which the former forn: ran have, and the in- IcIl.iifciiiT with which il ran be directed. ( >//,Sfu/," i Death A 'conference iiighiy important io the well-being of (he cation is the one which Katl'arinc !•'. U'Hroul, chief of Hie rhit-lrni't; Hureau of the Deparl- mcnl of La';ur. lias summoned to meet in \Va.")>iM:rt(ij] on Jan. 17 and I.S. Tliis (wilYremT is cullwt (o way.-; :»m) moans of mincing America's (li;--rrcs;iingly liigli maternal death rate. hY:i--|,it!' (Hit- lijjrli level of civilization, we have a malomal death rate wliich is shockingly liu/li in comparison with rates for lOunipctm countries. Last year M7,l>77 lives were lost from this cau;w; and medical men estimate that from half to three-fourths of ihese deaths could and should have been prevented. If i.s perfectly possible to reduce this disgraceful and tragic toll; Miss LeiT'coi's conference should help to I'd'!).-.- our atfciitioji tin the. wavs in which il can lie (joiio. ti One of the soundest features of I be lir.v S;:'oui.s' program is the emphasis '.which it puts on good reading as u leisure time aelivily for boys. Dr. James lv. tt'csi, cliii'f .scout executive of the. Hoy Sraits, is calling attention to this feature hy designating the week of Dec. llMvS as Boyii' tjfe Week.. , v TJu:' llandl.gok for Boys t which I)r. ,.V. r e-'( ,i';is created' is "one -af'uhc most' \v!f!c!y read iawks in modern hislorv, more than fi.700,000 copies having been distributed since il \\-aa iirsl, printed in liltO. Also familiar to all Scouts is ihe magiiv.ine. Hoys' Life, which Dr. West edits. Following these, there is a whole host of wholesome, stimulating books available to boys in Ihu bookstores and libraries. ' "-\ 7 o eiitertainmcjil j s «, inexpensive as rradiiijf; it ( i puvisnr.- » a listing," says Dr. West. "No one thing, in n,y .iiiflyment, in s (1 much :) fnetor for in- tliicneing (he attilude of mind ond hab- ils of conduct." True enough ; aud parents generally should do all they can to help the Roy Scouts of America in its effort to establish Ihe "reading habit'' in inj; boys. ue; wm> to U-;irn T :•- \v-iiUt-t7c AHi:rira;i <>••<• irict cc ;u-.]:cjilinc In (iKijj.T.iln youn-.; pco- l ; 'c • • . llip.l serial slivMcv would brcoinc ;i ww., mc»:«r.-Dr. Hnir.v iU. IiiiKli. Clc-vc- ' ' By Williams By George Clark FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1937 Ay OREN ARNOLD, Copyright 1937, NEA Servic., tnc. •"We've" already missed the feature picture. I , m ] v mint we iuul a parkin); space j n lime to see tlrj prcvciwK." THIS.CURIOUS WORLD % William Ferguson UOUCANfC BOMBS PREG; U EKIT L>ARE FOUND NEAR ACTIVE VOLCANOES/ THESE OBJECTS AR£1 HLIRLET3 FROAA THE VOLCANO WHIL.E. IN A VIScTOLJS STATE, ANlj THE ROTAI<y /VvOTION. SHAPES TP.EAA NOT e THE TREE AS SUCH, .BL1T FOfEA^S ON THE SURFACE, AT THE -. POINT OF A WOUND, AS A . . .''. . SWEET, *, s/r~r£r/z, BUT ABOUND IN ALMOST UNUMITED NUMBERS. VOLCANIC bombs vary in MM from tiial of a baa-tell li .(11170 masses six feet in diameter, and they niay be spheric! or i-c.vr --Imiiccl. The s\irf!icc may be smeolh or covercrt with n--5urre. NEXT: Wliut is the only color not fo'unil in canwtiO!ix? T. W. n (( f. U. 3. Put. Olt. CANT OK CHARACTERS I1AIIIIY—hero, cx- Ji K'l. I S « A !, A N B — ktrolnt, l.iirry'M jmrluL-r. "OXJJV BEB <!IIU,— wemljt}r of Harry'* i>arly. HADES .lU.VKS—pionctrj mtm- litr Hurrrt imrly. * * * srilnjrt Prunucclo of n real •>•)• in lilt- cliff dvvelllne J'"'',, " : "' MHI»«N. Menn- llolmuan hilcndjt <u flirty "ii^ Ms hart-mil with llic Imlinu CHAPTER XU L set, partner?" Bob Barry stage-whispered (his to Mary Melissa Lane, He was thumping on the outside of •Hum to her tent with his finger, awaken her. "Yes! In just a moment, Boh." She dressed with incredible ipccd. Bob met her oufsicie in the darkness, holding her shoulder pack. "J left a note felling them we would be gone indefinitely," lie said, "and enough orders to ];eep Hiicles and ousy for a week, so (hey -,votft gel inquisitive. They can make fhe camp a lot more homey, and " larger horse corral." It was not yet 4 a. m., and the two partners felt a sense of adventure at staling to explore an unknown cave. The climb up the clilT ladders itself was thrilling. At the very :™.i of the great rock lip they sat down, dangling 1heir feet out over COO £eet ol space, to eat the breakfast Bob had brought i!) his pack. "Just imagine—we're as high as' a 50 story skyscraper, Bob!" "Regular penthouse, almost," grinned the young scientist. "But awful poor elevator service." 'Lissa laughed aloud. They could just sec the first rays of morning, an opal glow straight ahead heralding the coming of the sun god The black blanket of fhe desert- land was "fading into pinkish gray; soon it would be a mere ioveriet of pastel blues and tans. They ate, mostly in silence, impressed by the majesty of the mountains, the incomparable lift of spirit that comes from greeting the sun on a height. 'Lissa felt very near to Bob Barry In that quarter hoiir, near and intimate, and—content. . they were through they "Heavenly." They looked at each other and smiled. "Happy?" he murmured. The girl nodded. He had fo force himself out of the personal mood. With a sudden wild cry he arose and pulled her to her feet. "Into the dungeon for you, damsel!" he orated in mock drama. "Ah-h-h-b, whatever is there we'll beard in its den." She laughed with him,.but she knew he was serious, anxious to explore. He strapped his pack back on—it carried a conteen and food for lunch, also a gasoline lantern—and led her to the entrance of the tomb cave. "I'll light the lantern now," he said. It made- brilliant light, and at once it turned the cavern into a "J left a note felling them we sort of * nir . v l3nd. They were able voult) bb gone indefinitely," lie !° P roceecl at an easy pace, slop;aid, "and enough orders to'keep ln ° sen "y down a hallway, then - - - - up and turn,, down and up again. The place seemed endless. Bon was studying everything carefully. Then they stooped through a small opening and came into a room so large that ,their light would not penetrate all of it. "This is unbelievable, Bob!" 'Lissa exclaimed. "I can hardly Imagine anything so beautiful!" "Just like Carlsbad. Or Colossal Cave, near Tucson. Common type ot cave formation in the southwest. Some of these columns are millions of years old." * * * JJOB was more concerned with finding an avenue through the new room. He noted frequently the air current. It wasn't strong, but it was definite. "It isn't a tomb, after all," he spoke as if to himself. "This was used for something else. That one body may have^been placed up there just to mislead snooping enesnies or something." Progress was slow now. The lantern cast ghostly shadows among the floor and ceiling formations. It was easy for the two to become separated and lose sight of each other. Often there were drops of 40 or 50 feet wtuch had to be descended on hands and feet'and then, at some risk. But they -were eager to press on, keen in their zest for exploration. They crawle'oV and climbed and slid for two "or, three hours, when Bob remembered to call a hall for rest. Gratefully 'Lissa sat down near him. "Say Bob," she spoke in sudden alarm, "could you—can you find ...... -ti?si.lateil , watching the crescendo of color, the explosion of dawn. "It's marvelous, Mary Melissa, isn't it?" he whispered back. whispered. ''Yes," s i,e OUR BOARDING HOUSE GUI* WAY i// = QUIT .CACfcLlN . . •1 DO YCW WANT TO \ SIT ALONE HERE \ WHILE I'M'SOME FOR HOURS?WELL,/ STOP YAWPIN7 ~/ I TELL VOLI, SARNEV V VOE.K, THIS HORSE IS \ NO SADPLE HORSF ' HE'S GOIM6 TO BUCK- LOOK AT THOSE / Bf^RS! I WCMT RiDG. / A BUCKIMG HOR5E! / V^ 4 K fi \iiii\V-nrr TH1KTV VEARS TOO SOOM Bcsl Means of Dealing Wilh Floa.s Is lovPrcvmi Them From .Bre 'I'l'l'. is (lie second in a i.ctics In Nhiih Or. Fi^libcin (lisi-usscs >'.-r:(.; ami i::«'«ii(c-s which af- flirl limnan iicin^H. (NO. :iST» Hy Dlt. MOKIliS FISIiKKIN Editor, .tournnl Of Illp M (Ml ic a I A'.srnallnn. ntul '>f l!v;u;i. Iho Hrallli nistguriix- )> ;v, ;irr niuoh more likrlv lo fli.'l'.'!!: (ho liunvin being in ti;r sunv.wr than in (lie winter .1)- lli<-,uch they isre ..-.ecu in poilio of the country at any time. Tli.-' criniKon lira' is widely rti'.triijtit.-.vl. "Ti^ lirst rc-.liU cl n llca bill- is; itci-iiis. Arioci.ilctl with the itrii '!:•:!• ?.['.:;rars ti small sjini. of :r\- niir.i: -n'.ici). 'Hie aiiininii of \\\- . n.imma'.ion nncl irritiUioii vary ;n ; ;ii:tnriit individuals. j CbvioL-sly (de first nioii.'iire in \ dealinj v;itli (leas is lo rlnnin»<r I Ihttn. Fleas brccrt in me;Up,l ! numtcrs In soils or in dmt co.i- ] lainin? veoclii!)!? or aniiiwl n\v.\ tcr. Moisture T.iust bo prcsmi \y,i | the brcoiin; place of , fies.s i.s I usually one prctcclecl lio;n -(if rnli:. Hie weather ami the s'iii.' Tics:- hvccd most protuscly uiuloi L'; ; .!<iins.s and porclics. lit oixi:/ to iHvu-rti the brcv.l- r-"j of (leas, ixiit-';^-. 1 ; and Mai,,i rluiuld be protected from chicken; | a^d ether Dniivnl ,s. 7hc ,\vc;\.s n> Mvi.Ieh the ,l_"r Ortc<: liiKy !>.- L) r;- itc'eO siKl 'the lio.u; limy l;r ( ; •-.': overt by :.pmying the area v.i:!i JCKC,-C('. oil. Tin- jjroiHKl m tthi<;i I . ; n .'iintorc ilcas t'(\ti:)i) nr.iy ;^. ' j I'.fnr, without .vcciii'i (lint Ihs (Ic:: j ire remove i !,«'-.: •••„•• anii-.i-.iis. , Animals :i-.i«l;! ur \vRslierl v.-ilh n ;ciiliti:.!i c: u< --.He u- v.jlh ':. ;:i •,)j emulsion. n>r> ^i.; il2 0 ; cat; ar; me re sensitive ilu'.n nro tbo::e :>f I t!cw. Solution.; ui.nd in .-.praying it!!* must b: Ic.* .<.(rcng (lian ii-osc i -\cvcd v )> n .-••cistencd. i When (lens t!> ii;lo in i>y ; i ' n>.iy Ire freed tro;r. Urn:; hy scrv.b- • ting" with Map and water ntul thereafter npplyiiij i;a.solme. Thr chief ciiscncc earned bv fi"3.-. i.', l!:r- plssw. Fortun:it<!,/. rtesuc has been larRrly eliminated ii'cm the United starr^. Not nil fleas look alita >-:> thcvi M-P clAisifird n.s the human floci.l dip dcR lien. Ihr cnl flea, the rat flci\. !hr cliiciirn ficn and ;'ie .'tif-k-Uslit firn. (ien'indini: on thrir halltn and favorite living qii.-r- t«?rs. Tim prraloit tii.-.inncn that a flea is nbte to Icnp hcrizonlally is ! !-! Inche.s Find il tnkcs a stron.'? flcfi to Jump more than seven inchr:; In (he air. u is. IhcrStore, pcMfJite (•> prrvrnl. them from . r.fttin;! into the bed !>>• placing sticky fly paper n inchcu \\iclc on the noov iiroiiml fhe bed. H Is ijricl) Uctlcr, liowei-cr, to get rid of the liens at their sourco-. Many different. Dvep.sralioiis will I relieve flea l)i(c ilcliinj;, i.iosl ff' I hem contnuilK; pictjnc,,' itk' l l Dii'iUlitii. cain|;;i-n- n.itl iihi-sviU :-J!;fr all of lhr.s;> |i^v(l>icls nrr ir-1 iK.itln;;. llic i»f,pr;. pruiiortions in i-.iiy iitdlvkH:nl cr, : ,; ,..],ouid bo ;, = . itclcd by u |i!)v.Mcijin. our way back out of here?" He feigned surprise for a moment, then quickly grinaed, "Sure thing," he declared, "I've been marking every turn, with pieces of chalk I brought just for- the purpose, either white or black. See?" He showed her the markings. "f anticipated that worry." Bob slipped his pack off his shoulders to rest them, and placed it against a stone. As he sat there lie began studying rock formations with his pocket magnifying glass. This interest led liini n few fetJ away. Ttar talked, mostly c- geolog}', for a quarter hour or so. "Let's move on. Rested, 'Lissa?" "Feel fine," she declared. "I'll carry the lantern for a while, Bob, and you can be more free to study the stones." * c » "THEY moved with considerable •*• caution now. Much of the floor was slanting, and slippery with loose rocks and earth. They came to a ledge, a sort of subterranean cliff edge. She held the lantern us «r.u out, but neither of them could see the bottom. It seemed like the proverbial bottomless pit, down there in the depth of Mother Earth. "Gee, it's— scary!" 'Lissa shivered in exaggerated manner, which wasn't quite all pretense. "It is, at that," Bob agreed. "This confounded cave gets bigger and bigger. And it's like a maze, with all ihese limestone deposits." He leaned over the edge. The drop seemed to be sheer. He threw a vock, and estimated the depth at about 100 feet. "Hold out the lantern again, 'Lissa," he requested. "Shield your eyes then, and maybe you can sec the bottom." It might have happened to any person. Certainly it was one of those accidents for which there is no accounting, no explanation. 'Lissa swung the gasoline light by its handle out over the rock ledge— and it slipped from her hand! She gasped. Somewhere ha!f way down it hit— crack!— tinkle!— flicker— and a final BANG! as the fuel exploded. A belli.* glare penetrated the subterranean depths for a moment. Then, the dark'iiess was complete Rifling,, , " '• Silence reigned for a second "or two. But as full realization ot their plight reached her, 'Lissa gave a hysterical scream. (To Be Continued) With Major Hoople —UM-/v\—AMD T>OLlTICfAMS ARE WORRIED BECAUSE THERE 15 MOTH IMG LEPT FOR THEM TO TAX/ FIDDLE-STICKS/AT MY WEXT COMFEREUCE WITH OUR CCWSRESSAVivM I WILL SUGGeGT SOM.E MEW THIMGS TO TAX, EC3AD'' , WHAT THIKJK YOU OF THIS^EASTBROOK?! AHEM—-LEVY A TAV PER IMCH OW ' ALL PERSONS OVER S!X FEET TALL, THUS THROWIMa THE BURDEM ON "THe BIG AND STROMS —-TAX BIRTHDAYS AMD BACHELORS AMD TAX EVERYBODY AO^j '; ,-0--. WHO We^KS *^ :— * —> '> -^ ' SHOES LARGER THAM SIZE 7 AWD« ^' sS ©1 * "* %\ LIVERY TIAAE. i'^ HE SETS HIS '^ HAT OM THB -^ OLD HEAD-MEST HE HATCHES AM IDEA= yOU GOT SO/VIETHIKlCa BE MO DOD.SIKJ' A BIKTHDAYTAX BUT YOU'P HAVE A NAT10KI OP HUMPBACKED GIANTS TRVIU' TO CLEAR TH' SIX-FOOT HBAPROCM" AMD WHAT ABOUT TH' ARMY OF /VMJ<5GS WITH MUMBER AJIME CORN- ROPPJW^ FEET L'MP/McS UOWK1 TO TH' TAX APPRAISER WITH TMEIP, POOS BARK1M' IW WUWBER KEWK1ELS ' ,,.,-^- .6,,^ i^ti m &* % •& s To Have Refug On Submit Of Ml. U " rr FCC .UP. - moiuiLiiii rc-iagn v.'hicli has al-! tr.iclcd ti'cusancls of visitors tlic t'aris Esi>c.-|tlO!i will be tnniK- j parted (!i (hr Alps next year lo' bor.onic thp . motmfaln rifiif-o in lim v.or!t! at a height. ot H.311 [cot en the M;lc of Ml. j Blanc. j Made r I (luraliiininmn ' metal, I the rcf\ii;r \vi!l sV.cltcr ^.s m<my j a.-> 24 persons ;it cue lime. The , c;iln<i!cc w-iil l c t,y » ladder iiml, i lioriKoiitHl, it cte.c.s .iiitomiticnilyi " w pcr '°" «' ho Clltcr - s - '""• i boiichcs. alTO miuic of metal Tfc* ' ^ .-v.als 'Kic-sJon, ! i Id useless to! NEST: The Harvey Stewart Dr. F. A. RobinMn STBWART-KOBINSON Sitcccfils City I'ru; Store Wo .SpcciiiliKC In 1'RHSCRIPTIONS Mctliclnnl Wilio & Liquors >13 \V. Main Phone 20 Hubert Utley's Service Station and Cafe 21 HOtll! SHHVICJi Phillips "66*' Gas 01 Tax Paid II l.caitiii s nrimib r.l fkci, |.| ql ,,, P , WiM Gi|1 „„,, Cor(li ., )s . ligarolles, 2 Tk-rs. 25c, .^1,15 Carton

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