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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 11, 1937
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (AHK.) COURIER NEWS THE'BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H- W. HADJBS, Publisher •ole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the past office »t BlylhevUIe Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier hi the City of Slythevllle, 15c per w«k, or B5c per month. . By mail, within a radius o( 50 miles,- $3.00 per year. 11.50 tor six months, 15o [or three months; by 'mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; lu zones seven and 'eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. Lust One There Wim One of tin 1 mosl useful uf the airplane races held al tlio recent Miami air show was one wh it'll i-cvcrsw! every I hing you expect oT au air|il:iuu vuco. It was a race for slowness, mil for speed; halt' a -ilo/.en eomtiKTciul- Lype planes were .stalled around a course, and (lie pme was yll'wed In Uii! one which finished last. The idea, of course, was to .stress the importance of. a low stalling' speed. The planes in Ibis race went cruising along at about ;)f> miles an hour, and when they breasted a head wind they .almost -seemed lo hang motionless in the air. If pleasure flying ever approaches automobile driving in popularity, it will Ije along such a line as this. Qlhor things being equal, a plane that can throttle down to a very low speed is (he safest of planes; further development in this direction would make flight possible for many citizens who cannot handle the high speed planes of todav. A Break for Lindy Now that Col. Charles A. Lindbergh is back in this country, if only for a few ilay.s—how about; ffiviiiu the jfeii- l.lcimm a break, and letting up on the \everlasting prying that caused him to leave the country in the lirst place? • lie is a public ligui;e<.'«iKl an object of legitimate interest:, '-pf course. But it does .scenr:'-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 the house, whom he had lunch with, what he intends lo do tomorrow and how he i'eel.s about aviation, the government, the next war or the price of pork chops. We might even lie able lo get by on a scant dozen photographs of the man. Lindbergh was hounded out of the country. Can we .show that we have learned something and hi him have a half-way measure of privacy, this time? You have the most complicated guvcnmienl since the beginning of time. To manage all Its divergent interest atid do it Intelligently from Washington is impossible. The innii who can do It has not been born.—Jr.mcs. Clark Jfc- Rcynolds. United States Supremo Court jus- tier. View* Publication In this column of editorials trotn other newapajwrs does not nec«*i»rlly mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgtiwnt ot interest in the subjects <nseuM«L SATURDAY, DECEMBER It, 19S7 Postal Regulations A newspaper cimnot publish anything perlaM- IIIR to ii lottery .drawing; or (famea of chance. Ot course sucli Inc.idems could be published, but tlic pupci-s could not be aent through Uie mulls. arc not our rules. They arc postal II doron'l make any difference lo Uncle Sam what (lie inn-pose ot a lottery or chiming might be. It int(jht Ijc to raise funds for the hungry, . oi- the .slurring. But It's still a lottery or dr.uv- hiK and cannot KU througli the mails. On oilier occasion:. we Imvc tried lo explain this lo Ihc renders of Tlic Commercial, who arc not under ordinary clrannstuiicca supposed to l>r familiar \villi sucli regulations. Dill il will lie Rreatly appreciated by th" iiuiiiugrincnl if those who contribute news Items 10 the papers will try to remember thai no rcf- riTiH'c lo ii drawing. or lottery . . . whether !l i.s :il a bridge parly or churcU festival can be made Ln a news story. Mills will greatly aid the newspapers for the flmple reason Unit in spile of all precautions, occasionally such a .story will llnil 1U way Into • the columns ot the paper. And It will simplify the task of watching for slorlc.s not privileged to &n througli the malls, If oni- renders nncl suhNcribers will refrain from sending in ni'Ucles Involving a lottery, drawing, or awarding of prl/.L's of any sort by chance. It. Is nut for «s to siiy whether the postal nitre are uood- or bin! In regard to such news Itonis. And ii Is not for local postal employes to say. All Ihc-y can do Is sec tliut ]w>stul regulations are observed. Y'lii might ttilnk your ])iu-ty . . . your bciie- til . . . yam dance, where ii drawing Is held In stimulate ticket sales, is just dandy because 11 Is held for the benefit, of the poor, or (he sick, or unemployed, And the motives that Inspire such cliarltnhln iiols «re nun, but they ennnol be piibll.shi'd in a newspaper. Hence please ilo not submit iiciv.? Items involving a draiviriK or lottery ot any kind to your newspapers. Yon will probably -find the newspapers •jen- I-LOIIS with space. In Hie iniurrsi. of MIC unfortunate. but. 11 will si-enlly aid the iniinnife- mcnl If such articles arc not even sufcmltlrd bcriuiiic I hat will lessen the posslbllly tlmt they will find lliclr wily Into the columns of Ilic paper. > Permit us lo Ilinslialc what il menus to a newspaper when such Items slip through the cdlloriiil drparlmcnl. urn) are published -iiiiin- (enllonnlly. .Several day;; asjo an Item involving i) drawing wns unintentionally published. As n result 2.GOO papers had to lie Ihrowii «»-n.v ami a,COO more run olf the press. We rcaliHc thai the- readers of The Cummrr- <-inl would not rtollbcr«lcly put the paper '.o such expense and inconvenience but those who turn in such Items subject Ihe management imrt editorial staff to a certain risk Unit could br avoided b.v simply not- sending in or telephoning news items involving u lottery or drawing. We respectfully osk your cooperation In ttii.s iiiiiltn and nrijc .von (o remember that- a newspaper cannot publish' anythini; pertaining to a clrtnvlng, oillier In a news column or paid ad- vciliscmenl. and regardless for what purpose the drawing i.s held, miti rrgnrdlrss of the fact I hill the item wa;i pnbllKlied unintentionally. —Walter Son-oils i;i I'ino Hind Commercial, Even as a child ! always thought, tin; best, way to rat spinach was to fatten a chicken with it and then eat the chicken.—Wallace POrd. Hollywood movie actor. OUT GUI* WAY By Williams SIDE GLANCES By George Clark AT LAST HE'S GOT WISE ~- HE FOLLERED TH' OL 1 WATCHMAN ON EVECY ROUND VEARS. IT TOOK HIM ALMOST A LIFETIME TO FtMO OUT IT WAS FOOLiSH FOLLER.1M 1 PEOPLE. VEH, IT TOOK A LIFETIME TO FIND IT OUT, TOO/ MVS FOLLOWIM' TH r AN*, MOW, IF I DON'T FOLLOW, I DON'T EAT. "We have (lie biggest grocery bill in (he neighborhood. My husband always i.s cxjierinietUint; <>n cheaper-dishes." THIS CURIOUS WORLD M William Ferguson METEORJTE, WEIGHING /5y ACTUAUL.Y WAS (N I9O3, AND , AAOVED ALMOST A AAIUE FRCW THE SPOT WHERE IT ORiC3INAI_LV RESTED. AT BOHl_£R, HE: . is IN A A7/X/A/G com i»7Bm«stiiv> HAS MOREMd-ES OP RAILR.OAD TRACK (JNOERSKOUNO THAN 3A/ 7>/£- •I HE thcfl of the Willamette meteorite was discovered arier •( hud. been transported with treat effort, through tlie rou«h and' tim bcrrci Orcemi hills, The owners or the land on which °it oriciiialij fell sold il for S20.GOO lo Mrs. w. E. Dodge, a New York vhilanthrn- plsl. who gave it to the American Museum of Natural HWorv wh nc it may be «cn today. ' . . • NKXT: What use is made of apis, tlic \mkan of liees? (llmn^cs, Faully Co-cn'cluuilion iiiil l.ocomotor Ala\ia S CAST OP CHARACTERS 11 O lit II T IIAIUtV—licru, tz- MB'I. IS)! A LAND — Lcrolur, llarry'e imrturr. HOX'KV DEE GIIU—luOJuoi member ot Harry'a vuflr, HADUS JOXES—pioneeri meui- her U:\rrj'* vuriy. * * o YcaterdJiyj Boh lenru* l&aC the 1 Nlrauifc little broiru people ore luo remnant* of n lost klngdum— 'i lieonle uha once IfvifU In lle- nani.'c rustle. Thejie pauplrk think Uul» nnd Melt**!* meaa«i]|[er» ot <Uc Sun. CHAPTER XIX 'J'HE white visitors stayed in a strange home that 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 genuine. "Bui -where are Uie doors?" 'Lissa whispered. There was no opening in sight on Ihc ground level—no windows, iloors or holes. Two ladders led lo a second story ledge, however. U was a rather imposing house, two stories high and perhaps double the size o£ any other. It was stron'gly made of stones and plastered mud. "In the ceiling," Bob answered. "The yiucblo Indians still build that way occasionally." "You mean—?" "Yes, you have to climb up a ladder lo the Orel-story roof, Ihen down again inside, through an opening in the ceiling. And those other ladders lead to tlic second floor.' That makes il automatically a fortress, see?" "Enemies couldn't gel inside so easily, you mean?" "That's right, 'Lissa. The ladders are pulled up after the residents are all in al night. No doors, no ladders—not bad!" "Seems mighty inconvenient," the girl suggested. "Sure, and doubtless unneces- sarry now. But very important in the old days. The simple folk evidently cling lo old costums, regardless." * * <t •JHEY found Ihc first floor rooms used only lor storage of gniins, skins, tools and oilier valuables. Berts of grass and woven mats were on the second story floors, inside small jjooms. "You can slay up there," Bob Kaid, "and I'll eurl up somewhere down here in Ihe slore rooms. I'll pull in the ladders for you." 'They didn't get lo retire immediately, though. They had hardly finished exploring when tlxey wen hailed from outside. They has- tened to the ledge and peered down. There stood (lie chieftain and Iwo other men, evidently an offl- :ial body, and before them were tour brown maidens, young girls all. The chief was pointing and signing. Bob hastened down. This new powwow, lighted by torches, lasted fully a halt hour. In the end, the t'.iree dark men led [heir maidew away, and Bob came back up the house ladder. '\Vhat is it?" 'Lissa demanded, anxiously. "It's awful!" he whispered, in a ilraint'd 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 says they have chosen tlic most' beautiful girls In the kingdom for the white gods lo see. You and i have to [lick (lie 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 moment the two were sileut. Finally Bob spoke again. "He wanted us to choose tonight, hut f stalled for lime. Told him the sun was down now, and il couldn't be done at night. Bui tomorrow—goodness!" 'Couldn't we refuse?" 'Wo don't dare. Our own lives might be jeopardized. It's a delicate silualion. it's normal, too, bill f never thought I'd experience it. Human sacrifices were common among most savage people. The early Iribes in Mexico nearly all did it, Ihe Mayan, Aztecs and such. They had special stone altars for it. Removed the heart, and had feasting the while. This custom links up witli the Asiatic- countries, too." * 4= * ' JU"ARY MELISSA barely listened to the rest of his explanation, with, iis scientific background. She was loo horrified. She neard nim, though, when ne fold ner Ihe chief nimself has promised lo officiate al the ceremonies tomorrow. "You mean he will—he's the one to—?" Bob read her thoughts. There was great anxiety in his.tone as he answered. "Yes. He will honor us in the highest form possible, by personally slaying the maiden we select We will occupy scats of honor at he ceremony beforehand and afterward." Mary Melisssi couldu'l quilo grasp it. Charged with emotional strain, she shivered a liltle and ihnosl groaned. This was fantas- ic, unreal, impossible. 'Lissa peered now over the root rim, hut Ihc maidens and their escorts had disappeared in the. darkness, somewhere in one of the other houses. The village was singularly quiet, There was no .•ailing, singing, visiting or other Manifestation of communal rou- ine. She had swift, mental pictures of New York at night, by contrast. Bob reached to pat her hand, encouragingly. "Don't lei it get you," he half whispered. "We still lave time. And as yet we are in 10 danger ourselves. That's some- himj. A whole Jot, in fact." . "Do you think they know one of. them is to he sacrificed?" she de- nanded of Bob, in an awed whisper. "Yes. Tlie chieftain said so. They consider it an honor to be chosen, and each one hopes we'll Mck her. Their idea, you see, is; :hal the sacrificed girl becomes a fser 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 of view. Now you take—" "NO, NO, NO!" Mary Melissa wasn't going to "lake" anything. She wasn't even going to listen (o <my more scientific: talk about if. She was exhausted, emotionally and physically. She could not possibly have restrained the sobs (hat shook her then. Bob said no more. He just held her lighlly as she cried against him, looking out the while to see if her oulcry had caused any sort of alarm. He was badly shaken, himself. He gave thought to one or two wild plans for flight. Maybe, in the dead ot night—! But no, his reasoning corrected him. He realized they couldn't get oul in secret. News of their presence had of course excited the whole village, and their slightest moTc would become known instantly. Besictes, this place was a gigantic trap by physiography; ha would simply have lo maneuver tk way back up.the cave. Only their utter fatigue drove tiiem to sleep, eventually, huddled together there on the second story ledge, (To Be t'oiilinued) Soviet Sets Up Model Industry MOSCOW (UP) — The -Soviet, commissariat of heavy Industry, most important, in the. socialist, industrial system, has been completely reorganized to coordinate Its activities and serve as a model for the reorganization of other :ommiEsariats. The plan of reorganization, submitted by Commissar L. M. Ka- janovich. was approved by llic ouiKJt or Peoples Commissars and has become etTectivc. Until recently work ol the com- miNiaiial had been bnsed on division of wort: by function. For instance, the duel administration of metallurgical industry was divided into a number of departments, such as the. department of Wast furnaces, department of rolled niDlals. etc.. each of which guided its own work but wax not coordinated as a complete enterprise. Now "engineer-dispatchers" will control a complele enterprise, and technical departments work out technical problems anrt measures for better utilisation of equipment. Another department at each enterprise will control labor turnover, wages, labor productivity and development of tiie tftaklianovitc movement. To facilitate the changes, the former 15 trusts in the commiBsari- at were divider! into 33 chief administrations, in each of which production and distribution deparl- merits were established governing the work of all enterprises m a | given territory. (•reused. The retail value of all 5- cont cigars exceeded tlie. combine:! value cf all higher priced brands. Cigar smoking apparently is a I sign of prosperity. Sale of cigars reached a pe#k in 1928 and fell 35 I per cent during Ihe depression. J During (he past- two years cigar I .smoking has again increased lo | near 1929 levels. j Pipe, smoking increased seme dur- in» Ihc depression. Sale of chewing tolncco anrt snuff declined. Tiie sale of cigarettes remained fairly steady and has increased at the rate. I of 10 per cent a year in the past i three years. Country at Last Has Found j 10 Cigars Smoked Daily al S5 Good Five-Cent Cigars j L i"vv Wn ° nufna WASHINGTON (UP)— Americans have found n.gocd 5-ccnl cigar —r/r at least one mcy like at tnat ! price. i Since 1920 the wile of 5-ccnl ci- ! savs has increased while the sti of Jiighcr priced brands has de- lived lo lie IOG. OUR BOARDING HOUSE This i.s (lie third in a series ill \vhlch Ur. Hshlieln (lisciiwcs t-auc, cftccl and trratmcut of di^ca.scs of the nervous system. " v 1)». M.nitilis Elinor, .lour nr Hie Amrriran Medical Association, ami of Hygcln, the Health Magay.ine When syphilis gets into the spinal svslom il produces serious ch.rige:: which make up altogether a rolh-c- iton nf disturbances culled loconio- lor atuxia and known scientifically as tabes dorcalis. Usually five to 15 years after !h!~ lierson ha.s first fjcen iufeclcd JUKI ha.s l>cen without luiequalc treatment for syphilis, tlm.e s-ymptrtms besin to appear. Crrasjonnlly ;boy occur much -sooner. There are many Instances in which people have been infected with s>philis and have not later developed this condition. the dij-raic cJKinse.s |issues, in IhelMilne. the reflexes i particularly the knfr jerksi disappear and there are changes in the pupils | of Ihc eye. II is customary fm ( loe- j loi> in examining people .sii. c 'pfrleil i of ViHviiij: Ibis condition to lost, the reaction of Ihc eye lo light and lo distance. In the lyniciil rate o! alaxia. tlic fye will react to looking at a dk>laucc and then al a nc.«- object with an opening and vk>;,liu of the pupil, but II will iio( i-eai'l lo light and dark. Occasionally ah the pupils will be Irregular an will be very slow to react. includilK! dislui bailees of the nerves which control the ear.< anil Ih" r,es ami .sometimes (here are SCITJHS knifc-like pains in Ihe. slpnv.ich. the le-'s or the lace. Associated with these attacks arc abnormal changes in the senses of cold, \varmth, numbness Sometime-, there Is n fecliiv- of I llngling or of bugs running oiriiic ' skin. ' One cE ihc moil ^.oriou.s ^vsnp- ', torus of tocomotor ataxia is, tiie in| ability to co-orriiiial« actions cor- | rectly. For example, the person may | be unable. !o touch (lie tip of his nose wilh his finger. i Ills legs pel out (if ordf-r jo that I lie (iiKis il hard at lirst lo walk in I the dark. From a -slight nnste.itli- hi the early M,-i<?cs, there is a (traclunl change in tlic giiit of tlic 1 person with locomotor alaxi.i. In ; the iate .stagftj, the foot seems to j be thrown up and then brought j down unsteadily as if it is being [ slapped on Uie' floor. S 'the sudden atlnck of pain in the ntenial ornans is nmrrallv M .•!•- j vK'c that r;urs used lo l>e mistaken for conditions like, apprn- [ dicltis or inflammation of ihr iu- i IcMinex but by the WassiTinanu | test and methods, it is pus- l siblc In delennine that syphilis, is With Major Hoople MiXT: Trciitmriit of ata.via. ! " j Aivnji is the largeM, of SITCIM! I islands in Japan's inland sea. II „.. , , i "as a pomilatioii of ISO.OSO on ils Iherc limy be secondary changes, i 218 square miles. ] EO <\D, STAWDFORD/ THIS VACAMT STOKE \e> <3UST THE PLACE FOR CUP* SAMTA CLAUS EMPLOV,VsEMT E\Y OOVE, WE CAM PISPLAV THEM IM FULL.-RAIMEWT IM OUP; WINDOW-w—- IF EVERY STDP.E IM TOWW USES TWO ST. NICIES UM-A\~~~OUR TURM- OVgp, WILL BE -STUPEMPOUS/ BEIMG AM EXPERT IM REAPING' CHARACTER IM MEM, T'LL PICK OMLY THOSE A SAMTA WHO CAW'T PUMP TH'EELLOW£ ISWT WOKTH A FrSTFUL OF VEST BUTTOWS THESE DAYS-THERE'S SWUFFUN' PETS,, WHO PEDDLED ICE ALL \VHAT A ST. WICK HE'D AAAKE/ WMEM H& GETS STEAM UP,ULJ«T TH' BCMO FROM OMF OP HIS BLATS WILL CURL. has lives! to be 95, despite a likinsr j j for limburgcr cheese and onion t i sandwiches and 10 cigars daily, \ j wants (o live until at least 1948. fi In that year he would break the. ! j family's longevity record, eslab- ;j lished by his great grandfather, who H H I**

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