The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 11, 1937
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COTRIER NEW8 CO. H. W. EAINB3, Publisher Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Do- Boll, St. Urnis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the post ofljce al BlyOievllte Arkansas, under act or Conerfss, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevllle, 15c per week, or 65e per month. . By mal!, within a radius of 50 niUes,-?3.fW per year, $1.50 tor six months, 75o for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six. Inclusive, 56.50 per year; In zones seven mid'eight ,$10.09 per year, payable in advance. Last One There Win* \ Onu of Ihe niosl useful of the airplane races licld al (lie recent. Miami air show was one whidi reversed e.v- orylluni; you expect of an airplane nice. H was a race fur slowness, nul for speed; lialf a -down commercially pe planes wen; started around a course, and the priv.e. was oll'uml to tile OIK-, which finished last. The idea, of course, was to stress the importance of. a low stalling' sliced. The planes in this race went, cruising iiloni; at about 35 miles an hour, and when (hey breasted a head wind they .almost seemed to hung motionless in the air. If pleasure (lying ever approaches automobilo- driving in popularity, it will Ije along such a line as this. Other things being equal, a plane that can •throttle down to a very low speed is (lie safest of planes; further development in (his direction would make flight possible for many citizens who tHiuiot handle (he high sliced planes, of today. A Break If or Lindy Now that Col. Charles A. Limlhevgh is back in this connlry, if only for a few days—how about giving the gentleman a break, and letting up on the \everlasting prying that caused him to leave the country in the lirst place? • He is a public (igiire^aiHl an object of legitimate, 'of course. •Kill it does .seem -as if the nation would survive if it failed to know each day precisely what he had for breakfast, what he said to his wife when he left (ho house, whom he had lunch wild, what he intends to do tomorrow ami how lie feels about aviation, Ihe government, Hie next war or the price of (tori; chops. We might even be able to gel by on a scant dozen photographs of the man. Lindbergh was hounded out of the country. Can'we show thai \ve have learned something and lit him have « half-way measure of privacy, this time? You have llic most complicated ncvcrmmml. since (he beginning of time. To manage all Its divergent Interest atid do it Intelligently from Washington it impossible. The mmt who cna do It Iras not been born.—James. Clink Mc- Rcynolcis. United states Supremo Court justice. Publication in this column of editorials fvora other newspa|«rs does not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of Interest In Ihe subject* fflseuased. Postal Regulations A ncwspmier cannot publish anything pcttaU- fiiB to iv lottery ,di»wlnj or names of chance. Of course such Jncldraiis could be published, but the pullers could not be sent through the mails. arc not our rules. They are postal rei; illations. II doesn't nuikc any difference to Undo Ham wlial Ibe purpose of a lottery or drawing might be. It might be tu rulsc funds (or Uie hungry, or the still-vim;. But It's slill a lottery or tlmw- Ini'.nnd cainiol «o through the malls. On oilier occflston.s we have tried to explain this lo Ihc readers of The Commercial, who arc not under ordinary cu-cumxtmtcM supposed to l>c familial 1 with such regulations. Hut it will lie greatly appreciated by the iiiuiuiijcmcnl if those who contribute news Items lo Ihe IJ.-IIOT.S will try to remember Hint no reference lo ji ilruu'lug. or lottery . . . whcllier !l is :it a bridge parly or church (estiva) can be inside in a news .story. •1 his will el-rally aid tin- newspapers for the Minplc reason (lint In spite of all precautions, won(.fOHM)ly SIK-II a story will (Ind its way into the columns of Die paper. And II will simplify the task of watching fpi- slorics not privileged lo so through the mails, if mir readers and subscribers will retrain from sending In arlicles Involving a lottery, drnw- iiiij. or awarding of prlices of any .soil by chance. If is not for us to say whether the postal rules arc ;;ood or u«d in regard to such news llfins. And il is not for local poslal employes 10 sny. All Ilicy can do is see tlmt postal remilallom nre observed. V<iii might tlilnk your party . . . yom 1 tone- lit . . . your dunce, where '.i drawing Is held ta stimulate ticket, snles. Ls just dundy because 11 Is held for the benefit, of the poor, or the sick, or unemployed. And Ihe motives that inspire such chni-habln acts are fine, but, they cannot Ijo published In a newspaper. Ileni'c plcu.w do not submit news items involving a drawing or lottery of nny kinil 10 your newspapers. You will probably find the ncwspuper.s -.en- eroiis with space In Ihc Ininresi of t.he unfortunate, but il will Ri-endy aid the manaKe- mrni If sueh articles arc not even submitted because that will lessen Ihr po.ssibUty Hint Iliey will find their wuy into the cohnniu; of the paper. 1'crmlt us to illustrate what il menus to a newspaper when such Items slip through the cdHarial department, ami arc published iiiiiu- Iriilloiiully. Several dnys ago an Item iuvolv- lui! ii ilrawing wns uninlcnllonally published. As ii resuH '2.0f!0 unpeis luul to be tliroiVi, uwny nml 'J.Cflo more run on" the jirrai. We rrali/.c 11,1,1 n, c roatlcrs of The Coinmci- cinl would not deliberately put the paper '.o siuJi expense and inconvenience but those «-ho turn in wich Hems subject the management mid editorial .start to H certain risk Hint could be avoided by simply no i, sending In or lelc- phonins! nt-ws items Involving a. lottery or drawing. We m.peclfully ask your cooprrallon In this mnlter and m - BC you lo remember Ihat a iiews- l«|!Ci- cannot jmulish' anything pci-tainiii B lo a ihMWing. eilher In n news column or pay ad- vctlisemenl. and regardless for whiil purpovc the •li-iiwlns is held, and veuardleRs of i) 1(! fnct thul. Ihc iu-iii was published unlnlentlonally. -Walter Sorrells in Pine lllulT comir.erelal. Even as a child 1 uhvays lhou B Ut llu: best, *«y to cat spinach was to fatten a chicken »'lth It and tlicn cut the chicken.—Wallace "Ford. Hollywood movie nclor. OUT OUK WAY By Williams BLYTHEVILLE, (AHK.) COURIER NEWS SIDE GLANCES By George Clark SATURDAY, DECEMBER K*3£S*&l OREN ARNOLD, Copyright 1937, NEA S«w., Inc. OAST OP CHARACTEHS 110 U BUT JiAltllY— Iicrv, el- Dlurtr. ' MBI.ISSA LANK — tfroluf, »:irr*r'ji nuroit-r. 110XEV DEB GIBL-ludJuQ, oiemlK'r at Hurry', uarlj-. HAOliS JOXES-iil uu «r, mm«e»- - I'c.tcrdiiyi Boll lentu. (knt tUc Mrnnitc little Immu peoulf nro Inc rcDtllunlft ot a lout kiagdi>m _ <• lieuulc wliu uncc tlve.1 i u IJc- fln'f." 0 C "«««'. 1 W«« B«ODlr. .hint I le n . 1 ll "* a ""»"«">*«" at "We have the biggest grocery bill in the neighborhood. >ly husband always is experimenting on cheaper- dishes." •THIS CURIOUS WORLD % William Ferguson , WEIGHING /£•£ , ACTUALLY WAS S7E££JV IN teas, AMD A-vOVED ALMOST A MILE. FROM THE SFCTT , WHERE. IT ORIGINAU_V RESTED lf AT BOHLER, KANSASi THEE PUBLJC is /M A HAS MORE MILES Of-- EAII_RO<XD TRACK utvoeasKout^fo THAN Q/V TH THE theft of the Willamette meteorite was ^covered '«fler H had been transported will, B r«,l effort through lie to,"h iml im \f.\T; What use is made of apis, Ihc poison of |, ct ,y> AT LAST HE'S <3O WISE — HE FOLLERED TH 1 Of WATCHMAW ON 12.OUMD PER. VEARS. IT TOOK HIM ALMOST A LIFETIME TO FIND OUT IT WAS FOOLISH FOLLERJN' PEOPLE VEM, IT TOOK A LIFETIME TO FIND IT OUT, TOO.' X U/AS FOLLOvVIM' TH f WRONG GAME AN', MOW, IF I DON'T FOLLOW, I DONT EAT. Clumps, Faulty Co-ordination Principal Loroniolor Alaxia Symptoms This is the Iliird in a series In which Ur. Hshbelu discixscs cane, cllcct and treatnicnl of disc-uses of the neiTous system, [Nn. :ton '•v I)». i«««KtS IISHUE1N l-.iutor, Juurnal of the Amrriraii Medical Assuclatioii. and of Hygcia. (he ircaltli Magaxinr When syphilis sets into \} K ! .j,ii li ii stem it produces serious clvnrcr which make np al<os!cth«- r u /oiler" 'ion nt distiirbanrc.s called loionio- lor ataxia and known scienlliirjllv as tabes riorsalis. Usually five to IS yi- 1(rji ;i f|, T liir . person has first bfcii infected aucl has been H-i(hntil ruicqualc tie-u- for syphilis, these .•.ymplom* bcaln (o appear. CmiMonallv ihev occur much tooner. 'thrr., me iiinnv instances in which people have been infected with sM>hili~ nml have not later developed this condition. Been use Ihe disease clmnar,'. |is- Mirs In Ihclsnine. tl:e refleve', i;vir- tleulavly the- knrc jerksi disap-icar and there are chanqe.N in the imiiils of the eye. 1! is ciiMrmnry [ O r <| 0 ,.- lors in exHinini,^ people'suspected of having Iliis coiuliiion m | ( >.v the reaction of llic eye to light ami lo uuUncc. In Ihf lyi>ical oa.-.e of loco-Motor ataxia. the eye will rear! to Vxikhi" at, u distance ami then ; ,l •> UCAV object, with an openly , lll( i ^ sti of the pupil, but it will 110( t . nfl to light and dark. Occasionally abo the pupils will l>e Irrcpilur \ m [ will be very slow to react. » « 3 There may be secondary changes, CHAPTER XIX '£HE while v'wllors stayed in a strange home Ihat night. The chieftain with his family and servants vacated his house, best in the kingdom, and with considerable pomp offered it to Bob and Lissa. The hospitality was ECJI- ulne. "Bui where arc the doors?" ussa whispered. There was no opening in sight on the- ground level— no windows, doors 01- holes. Two ladders led lo a second story ledge, however. It was a rather imposing house, two stories high and perhaps double the size ot any other. It was strongly ijiatle of stones find plas'ered mud. * "In the ceiling," Bob answered. The pueblo Indians still build Ihat wny occasionally." "You mean—?" "Yes, .you Imvc to climb up a ladder to the first-story roof, then down again inside, through an opening in (he ceiling. And those other ladders lead to the second floor. That makes il automatically a foi-lress, see?" "Enemies couldn't gel inside so easily, you mean?" "Thai's right, 'Lissa. The ladders are pulled up after the residents are all in at night. No doors no ladders— not bad!" "Seems mighty inconvenient," the girl suggested. "Sure, and doubtless unneces- rarry now. But very 'important m the old days. The simple fo!k cvidcntly cling to old costums, regardless." * * * 'pIEY found the first floor rooms used only foi- storage ol grains, skins-, tools and other valuables. Beds o£ grass and woven mats were on- the second story floors, inside small i'ooms. "You can stay u|> there," Bob said, "and I'll curl up somewhere down here in the store rooms. I'll pull in the ladders for you." ' They didn't get to retire immediately, though. They had hardly finished exploring when tl^y were hailed from outside. They has- tened lo the ledge and ueered down. There slood the chie/taln an d two other men, evidently an official body, and before them were /our brown maidens, young girls all. The chief was pointing and signing. Bob hastened down. This new powwow, lighted by torches, lasted fully a half hour In the end, the three dark men led their maictejis away, and Bob came back up the house ladder. •"What is it?" 'Lissa demanded anxiously. "It's awful!" he whispered, in a strained voice. "Things have taken a much more serious turn. Those girls—they are sacrificial maidens, 'Lissa!" "Sacrificial?" She looked intently at him, "Yes! The old chief ^ays they nave chosen the most beautiful girls in the kingdom for the white gods to see. You and I have to pick the one we want sacrificed to the sun!" "But —but —how? Sacrificed how, Bob? You mean—" He nodded. "It means death for her, even though it's honor for us!" The thought appalled them, and for a momiml the two were silent Finally Bob spoke again. "He wanted us to choose tonight, but I stalled for time. Told him Ihe sun was down now, and it couldn't be done at night. But tomorrow—goodness!" "Couldn't we refuse?" "\Vo don't dare. Our own lives mignt be jeopardized. It's a delicate situation. It's normal, too but 1 nover thought I'd experience it. Human sacrifices were common among most savage people The curly tribes in Mexico nearly all did it, the Mayan, Aztecs and such. They had special stone altars for it. Removed the heart, and had feasting the while. This custom links up with the Asiatic countries, too." * * » MARY MELISSA, barely listened to the rest of his explanation, with its scientific background. She was too horrified. She neard nim, though, when ne told ner the chief nimself .has promised to officiate at the ceremonies tomorrow. "You mean he will—he's the one to—?" Bob read her thoughts. There was great anxiety in his.lone as he answered. . "Yes. He will honor us in the highest form possible, by personally slaying the maiden we select. We will occupy seats of honor at the ceremony beforehand and afterward," Mary Melissa couldn't quite- grasp it, Charged with emotional strain, she shivered a lillle and almost groaned. This was fantastic, unreal, impossible. 'Lissa peered now over Ihe roof rim, but the maidens and their- escorts had disappeared in tho darkness, somewhere in one of tho ojhcr houses. The village was singularly quiet. There was no calling, singing, visiting or other manifestation ot communal rou- me. She had swift mental pictures of New York at nlghl, by contrast. Bob reached to pal her hand encouragingly. "Don't let it get you," he half whispered. "Wo still have time. And as yet we are in no danger ourselves. That's some- Ihing. A whole Jot, in fact." "Do you think they know one ot them is to be sacrificed?" she demanded of Bob, in au awed whisper. 'Yes. The chieftain said so. They consider it an honor to be chosen, and each one hopes we'll pick her. Their idea, you see, i:i that the sacrificed girl becomes a lesser goddess herself." 'Lissa shuddered anew. "How often does this happen? This human—murder?" "I don't know. Probably once a year. But it isn't exactly "murder. It's all in the point ot view. Now you take—" "NO, NO, NO!" Mary Melissa wasn't going to "take" anything. She wasn't even going to listen to any move scientific talk about it. She was exhausted, emotionally and physically. She could not possibly have restrained the soba fliat shook her then. Bob said no more. He just held her tightly as she cried againsl him, looking out the while to see i£ her outcry had caused any sort of alarm. He was badly shr.ken, himself. He gave thought to one or two wild plans for flight. Maybe, in the dead of night—! But no, his reasoning corrected him. He realized they couldn't get out in secret. News of their presence had of course excitert the whole village, and their slightest move would become known instantly. Besides, this place was a gigantic trap by physiography; he would simply have to maneuver a way back up Ihe cave. Only their utter fatigue drove them to sleep, eventually, Jiuddleti together there on the second story ledge. (To Be Coiilinucd) Soviet Sets Up Model Industry MOSCOW (UP) — The Soviet commissariat of heavy industry, nosl Important, in the socialist, Industrial system, has been completely reorganised to coordinate Is activities and serve as a model for the reorganization (if other .-ommlssa rials. The plan of reorganization, submitted by Commissar L. M. Ka- £anovich. was approved by the oun:.H tif Peoples Commissars •md has become effective. Until rccciilly work of Ihc com- ifsnrial. hnd been based on division of work by function. For instance, the chief administration of nctallurpiciil industry was divided nto a number of departments, such is the department ot blast furnaces. department of rolled mstals, clc.. :a?h of which guided its own work >nl was not coordinated as u compete eiuerprire. Now "cngincci'-dtapnlclicrs" will control a complete enterprise, and tecJmical departments work out, technical problems anrt measures for better utilization of equipment. Another department at each enterprise will control labor turnover, wages, labor productivity and development of the HtakhanovUe movement. To facilitate the changes. Ihc former 15 trusts in the commissariat were divided into 33 chief administrations, in each of which production and distribution departments were established governing- the work ot all enterprises, in u given territory. Country at Last Has Found Good Five-Cent Cigars WASHINGTON ('UP)— Americans have found u gocti 5-ccnt cigar —cr at least one tney like at tnat price. Since 1929 the sale ot 5-cenl ci- sars has increased while Ihe sate «t Jiigher priced brands lias de- 10 Cigars Smoked Daily at !)5 NEW ORLEANS (UP) — Isidore Lwj 1 , manufacturer's it'scnl, who has lived to be 95, despite a liking for limburgcr cheese and onion sandwiches and 10 cigars daily, wants to live until at least 1948. In that year he would break UIB family's longevity record, established by his great grandfather, who lived to be 10S. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople | including distill -bailees of tin- nerves which coiilrnl the ears «ti:l (h> c-ycs and sometimes there arc .serious knife-like pains in Ihc slomarh. tho lc»s »i- Ihr face. A.stociatcd with ili^e attacks arc iibimrmiil channel; in the souses of cold, wannti:, numbness Somclmir.s there is a fcclin, of tingling or of bugs runnhiK oif the ; Skill. One <:f tiic most st-noiii .-.yrnp- ; toms of locomotor alnxia is the in• ability (o co-ordinate action.- c-or- i recliy. For example, the per.snn may ( be nimble to touch the tip o; his | nost- will) })is linger. i His legs je: out "of order ,v> riiat- | he finds it hard i,t first lo w.ilk in'. i tlic dark. From ti .ilis-lit un.ste.uli- | ! ness in Die early .stages, there is a • gradual change in the gait of the person with locomctor ataxia. m ; the late stago-s the foot semis lo i be thrown up and then brought i down unsteadily :,s if it j. s fing I slapped on (he floor. 1 The Midrteii aUmk ol pain in Ihc , interim) orsaiis (M irmrally to te- i rtg-p Ihat Ilicsr can-s used lo br | ' mistaken for conditions like upprn- j i dk-itis or Inflammation 0 | I IIP in• tcslincf but by (ho WasoiTnianii t test and similar methods, il is possible U) (lelcriiiinc that svphilb, is I present. M:.\T: Treatment nf lutuiimlur ! alavi.i, i Awaji is the largest of sc-veral t Islands in Japan's inland .sea. 11| has a Houulation of 189.080 on its > 218 square-miles. } STAfvJDFORD/ WIS VACANT STORE- \-=> <3UST THE PLACE FOR OUR SANTA (CLAUS EMPLOYMENT A<3ENCV-~~-E\Y COVE, WE CAN PJSPLAV THEM IM FULL RAIMENT IM OUR WIWDOvV^— IF EVERY STOP.E IM TOlVM USES TWO ST. NICKS>~~UM-M-~~OUK TURW- OVBP, \VIL1_ BE STUPENDOUS/ BEING AW EXPERT IN REAPING CHARACTER IM MEN, I'LL f ONlLY TWOSE OF WORTH/ FO POWER, MA3OK. f A SAMTA WHO <TAM'T PUMP TH'BELLOWS ISKIT WOKTH A FISTFUL OF VEST BUTTOMS THESE DAYS- THERE's SNUFPLlM' PETE, WKO PEDDLED ICE ALL •SUMMER-^— VVHAT A ST. *JICK ME'D /WAKE/ VVMEM* • M& GETS STEAM UP, 3UST EdMO FROM OWE' OP HIS BLATS WILL CURL. cieased. 'Hie retail value of all 5- ccm, cijHi-s excRe<leil the combined value of all higher priced brands. ' Cigar smoking apparently is n\ siijii of prosperity. Sale of cigars readied ft pe»k in 1929 and fell 35 per cent ntiriii!; the depression. During the past two years cigar smoking lias again increased to near 1029 levels. Pipe smoking increased seme dnr- in? the depression. Sale of chewing lobacco and snuff declined. Tlic • sale of cigarettes remained fairly steady and has increased at the rate of 10 per cent a year in the psst three years.

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