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FOUR BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS am OQOKSSR NEWS oo. ' - H. W. g*M8. Me MtUoml Mwrtlsiiu Reptewntatlra: AtteosM Dailies, toe, N«w York, Chtew, De- trait, St. l»uis, DaUu, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every 'Afternoon Except Sunday «nter*8 as second class mater at the post 'office mt Blythei-ilje Arfcuisas, under act of L Congress, October 9, 1817. Served by U<e United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES 6y carrier in the Ctty ol Bljlheville, I5c per week, or 6Sc per month. By naU, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. An 'Impossible' Cure . for -Business Cycles If you sit back and look a I the , auVumn of J937 through half-closed eyes, you are apt to : get the haunting and melancholy impression th.'it you have seen -the whole show before. There was a busy .summer w i t'h bumper crops and plenty of jobs; there was ,a stock-market smiusluip, with soothsayers of iiieli and low decree hastening to announce that falling security prices didn't really mean anything; then came a sharp business re- 'cession, layoffs in the factories, demands for 'farln relief at Washington, and , solemn promises from the government that the decline would not be permitted to become .serious . . . .stirc- l.Vi you saw all of that before, somewhere? To be sure: in 192D. How it all comes -back to one! How familiar it all is — and how ominous the inu'allel 'begins to look, when one remembers wliat 1929 led up to. So the country approaches the end /of 'the year in a state of anxious expectancy, wondering •whether the old business cycle- is goine to have its way under new deal as under old. Are we, . after all, 'helpless? Is there iiolliintf we ;can do but take it, decade after dcc- ' As of today there doesn'l seem to •be mulch reason for -optimism. And .-yet— well, somehow, it'-is a little com-, foiling to notice a iitioUtip,Ujfrom -n letter Written by 'Andrew Cariiegie in 1905. This <|iiestioii, reprinted in tho • industrial Bulletin cifculiUccI by Arthur .1). Little, Inc; of Cambridge, Mass., goes as follows: "•We are greatly .pleased with our new- Winton. From the very start it has done .its work and never failed us, There may be improvements .yet to coijie even :iii such autos, but it is difficult to see much 'room for them." "Mr. Carnegie wrote that away back in the pleistocene aSc of automotive developnjpnt. The motorist then started his engine with ,thc crank, straining his back ami risking i\ fractured wrist He did mot dream of driving in winter; with his 'inefficient brakes his car.. was. 'apt enough 1 to .skid on dry • pavement", .and besides there was no way of cleaning snow or ice off the windshield. A cross-country drive of a hundred miles was a miracle if it did not include at least one breakdown and two flat tires. Forty miles an OUT OUtf WAY hour was a dizzy speed indeed, und :i car even moderately comfortable or controlable in the rain was unheard of. Yet Andrew Carnegie, wljo could peer as far ahead into the industrial age as tho next man, could not conceive that the car of 1905 could ever be improved materially. What has that to do with the business cycle, depimsions, and so on? 'Nothing, perhaps; but it does indicate that we make the most amazing and unexpected kind of progress, and that the very best effort of one generation is utterly outclassed by the next. Getting control of I be business cycle should not be more of a job than improving the auto of 1005 into the auto of 1937. Tho brains that did the one job are most certainly e<iual to the oilier. Hothouse Opera A few years ago, in the depths of the depression, there was u big cuni- \\\\sn to "save grand opera" in N'cw York. One and all wore invited to contribute to a fund to keep this most expensive of -musical venturer, from collapse; one and all did contribute,und the Metropolitan was waved. 'Comes now a news account of the opening of the cm-rent Met season. It has practically nothing to say about the excellence of the musical fare presented; instead it is concerned almost exclusively with the gaudy "society" crowd that was there, with Mrs. Van- dfirbill and her graml untrnncfi, with wliat was called "a gliliorini; assemblage of international society" which used the occasion as a clinnci; for self- advertisement. And this, clearly, is tins sort of thing that keeps Brand opera from paying its way in America. 'Until it is utterly divorced from its high-society atmosphere ami presented for wlial it is, worthwhile entertainment, it will continue to lie a hothpusr. growth which the iniin in the street will .pass up in favor oT the movies. s/ There arc times when il duos .scorn •us if the predoniiimling trail of the American people miiHt Ire j)hiin ;ibsent- miiiclctlncss. Sonic enterim-sing slatislic'ian with it Hair for oddments of interesting but useless information lias reported that no fewer than 1,500,000 motorists last year managed lo got themselves .stalled on llio -highway with empty gasoline tanks, and if that record can be dnc to anything but ,<mlinary, everyday ulwcnl-mimlcdncss, many .persons would like to know what it is. Kvci-y car nowadays has a'gasoline K«UKC, perfectly visible to the, driver at all times-. There arc times when it seems as if every corner has a Oiling station. \Vith that combination, it is hard to sec how anyone ever ^cts stalled with an empty lank. Yet somehow we all do it—a million and a half of us, in one year's lime. By Williams 7~WHY, THAT ' POLECAT.' HE LEFT THAT ON THERE SO Tt-T BOSS COULD SEE IT. / IP VOU'D WAITED \ «' \ e OH ..SUCH A KAT! WOULDM'T EVEN WIPE IT OFF WAITED PER. TH' BULL TO COME BY, TILL TM 1 BOSS HAD GONE BY, TO HIT HIM WITH THAT TOMATO , HE'D OF HAD TO LEAVE IT ON MAYBE TILL TOMORROW, AND HAVE BEEN A WOPSE RAT. SATURDAY, fiECEMBER 4, 193? SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 'Ncx(;is, (he hardest on the list. Som«thinjr for my h»s- : band to give me that will please him." Cutoous WORLD I William Ferguson NEW MEXICO, THERE ARE POSTM ASTCRS WHO CAN NEITHER NOR. GNCaUSH. „ IS THE ONLV COLOR, NOT TO BE POUND ARE'BEING USED BV-MANV FARMERS FOR. TEMPOJ5ARV PASTURES: rnrmcrs have turned lo electricity !„ mart- ing cfl temporary pasture for their live slock. Although a lo ivpower s used, «ml Uic animal receives only a Harmless shock llic fence >< rcvcrihcloss, most oftccltvc. A single 'Battery .will •.furnish cwrcnt for 15 miles of fence. NEXT: Which can be n !;u lc more nuickly, a place kick or i «run kick? Difficult to jDradiruic Bedbug s lls'lis Also.-Arc •SiTS^yOREN ARNOLD, Copyri fl hU937, CAST OP <;H.\HAOTI:HS MOB CUT HAHItV—litro, «- I'Jorrr. H K 1,1 K K A LAN K — heroine, uttrry'x |iur/uer. HON'EV IIUH UIIU—Indjnn, nicmWr at Mtirry'ii furlf. HADES JO\BS—plTOe.t; mem- Ijl-r Hurry'* i<ur<j. * «T * AVMcrdayi KxplnrinK *^e Mlrmisv iii)i]i'ft;ruuni] ravera. .tip- IIKMH drottN tin- limterii mid «Ue nuil Jlol> ; m . Nfniittled lu utter <lnrkaei»K. MtlUsu hcrcutunl CHAPTER XIII "CTAND STILL! Slaml abto- >J lutcly still!" Robert Barry roared the command like aiv army major. When the lantern dropped and Mary Melissa had screamed, the two of them had been on the brink of :i subterranean cliff. Dob didn'l know just how high it was, but he knew it was dangerous. II 'Lissa moved carelessly in her fright, instant tragedy might result. "It's all right!" he ralmcd her. ".Stand \yhere you are, and I"l come lo yon." They hat! been 15 feet or so iiport. Carefully he felt his way through the tokness, talking iii soothing lones. "Oh-h-h-h, I don't know h-how I could have done lhal!" Slie trembled when he finally touched her. "No matter, 'Lissa. Accidents happen to anybody. I should have held the lantern. It was my job, not yours. But there's no harm done. We have others in camp, you know. Five, all together, and plenty of gasoline for them." She was still trembling, anti his arm wont around'.ier waisf. There in the blackness she felt so utterly little. He held her tight to him, in both arms, petting and comforting hqr as best he could. In a moment she had her composure again. "All right?" His voice had his old smile in if. "Yes, thank you, Bob. But it's the worst fright I ever had." "Shouldn't wonder. Now we'll take the candles and go back out." "You have candles?" She was both surprised and "delighted. "Yes. But—" He didn't complete his answer. Sudden fear chilled him! * * * VES, he had brought candles, in • ; bis shoulder pack. , But—he had forgotten to put the pack back on when they had halted a while ago to rest! The thought almost appalled him. "Easy now," lie calmed himself. This was a new danger, but maybe luck would hold. H« could go back to that pack in darkness —mnyb«! Maybe! But lie couldn't. And of. course, he soon had to admit their real plight. Ho had collected his wits by this time, and tried to speak lightly of it. She didn't answer for n moment or two, then— "Bob, I'm not frightened now. At least I am no longer nervous about it. But you aren't fooling. We're in a predicament, aren't we?" He reached out to pat her hand in the darkness. "Yes," he admitted, huskily, "we are." She said nothing else then. She merely waited. "Mary Melissa, I am the masterpiece among fools. 1 could choke myself with satisfaction." He was not funning about it. He was, rather, in deep despair, condemning himself in all seriousness. "I won't ask fovgivenness," he resumed, "for I don't deserve it. I'm going to try my damndest to get us out ot -here, but you ought to hate me forever, even if I do. I almost wrecked our expedition plans by swinging from that rope in my haste that day. 1 can think, but I think sketchily. I am not —not dependable, I'm sorry, and I—" "Bob!* She squeezed his arm. "Hush it! You are no worse than I. Not as bad. You've been won-, derful, all the way through. From the very day I surprised you at Blanco Canyon, when you were expecting a man. "Bob, I know it wasn't fair to ask you to bring a silly girl on a scientific expedition like this. But you did, and I love—I like you tremendously for it, for being a great sport. I admit we are in a jam now, but we're still alive, aren't we—partner?" . * + * T-TER voice had been soft, liquid. 'There was no fright evident, no accusation, nothing but sincerity. It brought a lump of pride for her in Bob Barry's throat. What a girl! He had a sudden mental vision of her bsauty, too, and he was almost overcome- with emotion, in his sudden, wholehearted admiration of "her. She .hadn't cried, or -whimpered, or sniveled. Instead, she had actually comforted him! In the utler darkness there he threw up his chin, a bit embarrassed with himself, and laughed a little in new confidence. "The pack," he stated, "ought lo be back this way." They moved at snail pace. Often they crawled on hands and knees, lo avoid slipping and falling, also to make feeling with their hands easier. They must— simply must—locate that pack. "I have a bar of chocolate," he announced, after they had crawled for what seemed hours. ".You must be hungry." "Not at all!" she lied. She knew that chocolate might be doubly precious later. "I .couldn't eat now." He put 41. back in his pocket. They sat still to rest again, holding hands. He tried to think .of some way to make artificial light. But these rocks were not flint. And all they had for tinder would be their clothing. He .squeezed her hand, and they began to crawl again. * .« * T^HEY hoped against hope, and it was fruitless. Their search continued for what must have been several hours. Each stop for rest made them rjalize the immensity of the great cavern^ They had lost all sense of direction. "Keep your chin Up, kid,", he said once, softly. "I feel fine," she declared. To prove it she sang a little, and they both iaughed. It helped. "I think the thing to do is take it easy, and .conserve the chocolate bar," he announced. "The othcp will of course start looking for us in a few hours, and have the laugh on us for the rest of the trip." ; She laughed, to show confidence. But she didn't feel confident. 'Lissa remembered, and Bob remembered, that only Honey Bee Girl knew of the cave at all. And she had been emphatically ordered not to tell, not to follow. Being a loyal servant, she probably would obey orders, even it they were gone a week or more. She would be just that stupid, they knew. And besides, they'had told her they were fully provisioned for as long a stay as necessary- She snuggled a bit, just for the comfort of being nearer him. He put his arm around 1 her'shoulders and held her close-. 'Tto you mind," he murmured softly, intently, "if::l!hi5sty.on?" "Please do," she whispered, (To Be Continued) )aring Surgery In Mine Makes Doctor A Hero BULAWAYO. Rhodesia. (UP)—! in opEralion performed .at groat I icril ill the depths of a fihorte-! ian mine lias won Dr. Robert Saunders the Edward Mttlnl for ,al!antry. When Howard Slieasby. 22, was rapped by the wrist l>y the fall of cck. in the depths ol the Homti- takc mine, near Solukwo. South-, rn Rhodesia. ear]y this .year, Dr.j Saunclere descended with a party which went to the rescue. Throughout the night the ves- -ue squads removed slonc in an ffort lo free the wrist. t)r. Saun- lers remained beside Slicasby lo ustain him. At, last, it was dc- ;ldcd that it was tco dangerous o remove further rupble. Then Dr. Snunclcrs.'decided lo omputalo. Using a local ancs-j .httic. he performed an operation! o free Sheasby's aim. The ope-j ration w;i.s carried out against time and with ever-present clanger. It was successful and Sheasby, who was .conscious throughout the ordeal, was saved . 'Buttered Grasshoppers' Compared To Popcorn HALHART, Tex. (UP)—O. V. Hartshorn of the Dallam county agent's office is .afraid of catchi;i(! himself asking. "Please pass Uic popcorn—l meflu the 'hoppers." Reading that Dr. Roger Smith, Kansas State Agricultural College' cnlimplcgist, fays grasshoppers,' JMOpcrly prepared, arc a good substitute for popcorn. Hartshorn has ueeu urRing his friends to test/ Smith's thcors'. Hartshorn saicl he i* willing to wit tome -'hoppers, but he is going to let others prepare them—pull off their legs, keep them without fcorl eight la nine hours, sprinkle with salt, oil or butler and serve. Read Courier News Want Ads. Veteran Alaskan Trader Assails Cannery Garbs SEWARD. Alaska (UP)—Cannery operations at the. mouth d[ 'the South Yukon river have resulted in outstanding benefits to the native population of the district and provided means of white prospectors obtaining a grubstake to .carry on their search for gold-bearing soil. Charles Hcckman, trader;'said. Hcckman argued that it'--was a mistake to abolish the cannery and to restrict commercial fishing lo the point Urat has been reached. There arc abundant salmon runs in the south .fork of the (Yukon and Heckman .declared it a-.short- sightcd jMlicy to close cannery operations in the name of conservation. The veteran trader came to Aiaska 40 years ago and has -not been oul of the north since. England has more than . 4000 basket-makers. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople This is Ihc third In a scries i in which 'Dr. Pishbciu discusses ' insects • nnrt parasites which irritate the human body. * * 0 (No. :;88i II Y IIR. MORRIS ••.FISHUK1N Editor. Jobri>al of the American .Medical As.«>c»alton, and of H.vgcia. (lie Health Magazine The cimcx Irclultirius <b«ibue> i.s found wherever people arc none too careful about the hygienic character ol their surroundings. Bedbugs have no wings but they, seem to be able to travel consicf- crable distances in a short Urn? to reach » -human being. Apparently tl:erc is something''nboul the crior of the human being which attracts . the •. bedbug, particularly when Die human being gets warni. For that reason, bedbugs ,-jo not bite until alter the body becomes, warm bcnealh the coverings. Tht- fccdbug bites wlUi tour threadlike (llainciil;. which glitic over each .oilier with ;in ;illrni.it- ing tnollon - aiirt pierce Uic skin. Then . the 'bedbug bucks blood through its b'cBk. Sonic people tire nna'ii nlorc irritated than others by Uic bile. Those who nre senbtlivc respond ^vitti rather .serious inflammation:,. hi most people, however, (lie bite of (he bedbug is tiMiully followed by a simple swelling which promptly subsides. found en lower :mm).il.s- ,-ililiougti occasionally llicy are seen on the guinea \>ig. They arc Hal and they five in fiinuluro. chairs, sofas, .seat cushions anil similar place. 1 -. .Seldom docs a jicr.son with a bcdbun bile have Just one bile. He is usually found to have several of llic.sc little inflammations and in 501111- cases the .same bodbus: will bite in a track across the body. i .Best .manner to liandlc bedbugs is to get rid of them. Bcclbiigi powders will nol. grl at Hie rg(;.s or at the but:s concciilcd in nav- row chinks. Tiioy arc. therefore,' host destroyed by ihc use of scalding waU-r or .soapsuds, but this may ruin Ihe ruriittuvc. Gasoline, kerosene or other petrolatum oils will destroy tho. bugs, but when furniture and upholstery is freely saturated with such subs stances. lhe.re Is dangc* o( lire. The bile of the bedbug is treated us arc oilier insect blfes. primarily lo prevent the ilcliing Iml also lo prevent fcromluvy Intcc- lion. Occasionally weak ammonia EOltilioti is a useful home apiillca- 'HOD. . NEXT: Chijgcrs. A \v.uc «[ tag-snatching 111 women's, .--hopping dislricUs ol Europe ha:; made coin purses with patented .fasteners popular (here. Bedbugs are not . Irc^uently ' Head Courier News Want Ads. '\ • OH, BEAT IT, YOU EQQ f " —AMD STOP /VIAULISJQ' TMAV !J>OOR/ 1 HAVEMT BEEH IM THIS TUB LOMG EKlOLiaH TO GET GOOSE PIMPLES VET—-BEFORE I PULLTH' CORK OUT OF THIS WATER 3U<3 YOU'LL HAVE TIME TO GO TEM ROUWDS WlTrl ' LOUIS AND SHOW YOUP,- SELF MOW VOU LAID OHM L. SULLI\/AKl LIKE A CORMER STOWE "L ^^^ IM Ie9fe ' -> ^ SPUTT-SPUTT-Trf PAP? T%^^ EGAD, X'LL IWV/eWT A COLD WATER SPRINKLER THAT VVKL. TURKI OW AUTOMATICALLY AFTER ^EM MIMUTES AWD SOUSE THE OCCUPAMT WHO HAS BEEW WALLOW|M(3 IM THE MAW/ BV RuWWlMu i WATER THROUcSH THE .^ BOX 1 OQULD EVEW SPRAY HI/A WITH HAIL./ BY OOVE I'LL. APPLY MY aEMlUS TO THE PROBLEM AT ONCE f

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