The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1937 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 16, 1937
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PAGE TEN BLV'filEVlLLL', (ARK.): COUitlEll NliWS THE BI-YTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COORIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINB8, Publisher •>!« Nstlonil 13 Advertising Representatives: Arkansas D»Ules. Inc., New York, Chicago, De- croJt, fit. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Mempliis. Published Every Alternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the post office at Blytheville Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1S17. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ot Blythevillc, I5e per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 13.00 per year, $1.50 lor six months, 75c for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six. Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and clglil ,$10,00 per year, payable In advance. Rail Empire f !doV Wrongly Identified The patienl people who got (.he job of picking up the pieces which littered (he landscape after the crash of the late Van Sweringen brothers, railroad magnates, are still at it. Latest evidence of their work comes in :i .schedule of claims, debts and liabilities for the estate of Mantis .1. Van Sweringen, filed recently In the probate court at Cleveland. According to this schedule,-Mantis .1'. Van Sweringen managed to gel himself into debt to the tune of ;>68,12:j,- 760 before he died. Among the eliiims listed are one of $46,079,067 by J. P. Morgan & Co., and three running to more than $20,000,000 filed by three Cleveland banks—two of which have gone busted. The estate against \vliich the claims are filed, according to the administrator, Trafton M. Dye, is "hopelessly insolvent." Yet that is only part of the picture Claims totaling slightly more than $51,• COO.OOO have been allowed against the estate of the late Orris P. Van Sweringen. Spme six weeks ago', a schedule of claims running to §21,000,000 was filed agains tthe partnership estate of the brothers. All of this must inspire a vague feeling of awe in 'the breast of ordinary John Citizen, who considers that lie has done something notable when he runs up a debt of as much as $100. Anyone who can put J. P. Morgan ;V the cuff for §46,000,000, and theis dio and leave nothing to pay the debt with, has passed into the realms of fable. But the Van Sweringen debt is worth considering, not as a natural marvel like the Grand Canyon, but as a symbol. Until the debacle actually arrived, the brothers Van Sweringen were commonly accepted as miracle workers and distinguished citizens. Yet their contribution to the life-of their time lay iii the realm of frcn/iod tinance rather than solid construction. They belonged to the race of manipulators. The dizzy pyramid of holding companies they built 'up, the weirdly interlocking chain of debts, could have teen accepted as noteworthy achievements only by people who had managed to confuse the substance with the shadow. There is a distinction between tho man who works with tilings and Die OUT OUR WAY man who works with money. It is illustrated—to go back in history a bit— by the contrasting careers of Jim Fisk and Commodore Vanderbilt. IJoth were very rich men, masters ' of high finance. But Fisk was a financial manipulator and nothing more; Vamlcrlrilt left his country a first- rate transportation system. I''isk manipulated, Vanderbilt constructed. Fisk remains a symbol of the "frenzied finance" of post-Civil War years; Vanderbilt is a symbol of the forces which built up the country. America lias always honored, and richly rewarded, its doers. H is right that it should. The trouble with the 1020's was that wr. got confused, and gave the homage -that ought to go to the doers to the nuthipulators. We got our Vamlerbilt.s and our Jim Fisks mixed up. Cabinet Quiz There is a good deal of sunse in the parliamentary reform .suggested recently by Congressman Maury Maverick of Texas. iMnvcrick would borrow just enough of the British system to make our cabinet members-accountable to (lie people, through, Congress. He proposes that cabinet officers .bo given the right to participate in, debate OH the floor of the House of Representatives, and that they lie,subject to <|iie.sliomng by congressmen on three days of every week while Congress is in session.. A good deal could be said for this proposal. Congress would be far better informed about the activities of the executive branch, and the policies of the different departments would be much more responsive to the' will of the people. The Maverick plan might well he worth a trial. Soviet Pole Pioneers Those four Russian scientists who were plunked down on an ice floe at the North Pole last May and told to stay there until they were called for have done a good deal of traveling just by sitting still. The latest messages from their Routing base show that they have drifted 745 miles, and are now off the northeast coast of Greenland, nearly eight degrees of latitude from the pole. If they have done nothing else, they have at least reversed one of the traditions of polar exploration. The old- timers went to the pole, or as close to it as they could get, by slow and painful stages; the Russians went there in a hurry, but have taken longer getting back than any oilier group on record. Anil while they will undoubtedly bring back much .scientific data on ocean currents, water temperatures, and so on, it is probably that one thing by which the public will remember them —that they flew to the pole and tlien drifted away on an ice cake. At (he inesent educational Icvri. world |i(M(-a Is (tn impossibility.—H. O. Wells. British nn- Ihor. SIDE GLANCES By George dark By Williams YOU'RE CRAZY.' TH' ONE ON THIS SIDE WOULD O TO "TLJCM HIS HE/VD THIS WAY TO GIT LOOSE - ANYBODY WITH TH' BRAINS OF A &MA.T COULD SEE HE SHOULD HAVE PUSHED FORWARD, THEN A, TWIST, THIS WAY. WAIT, ICK! WE'LL HWE. TO UNLOCK 5 LATEST They ncv«r go C'hris(ma.s Hlioiiping without eiulii> K up in a lighl." JHIS CURIOUS WORLD By mttm Ferguson' POLL. OF THE MOON CAUSES A VARJATIOf^ OF THE DISTANCE BETWEEN. NOfTTH A/VMD2JCA AND EUROPE. THE. "TWIGS; THE CONES OF tuunsDAY, bficEMBisu 10, 1937 NO LONGER ARE: TO BE FOCJNO Its) ANV OF THE AAAMV NATIO/SJAL. PARKS tNJ THE UNITED STATES. ALTHOUGH no wolves nre to be found in NaJ.inunl Parks at continental United stales, Uncle Sam c.ui boast of a K oodly :m\ ncreasing number in Ml. McKiniey National Park, in Alaska. NEXT: C:»u a Inilct bo phnlosriiplicii in night? GDOM v j^fey OREN ARNOLD, topyrisht 1937, NEA S«ric*, C4ST 01' VIRGINIA FIELD 0ORN MARGARET >l Kl. I 8 * A 1, A N U — heroine, llnrrj 1 * parlJifr. „ "'|- VB1 , ,»<••'<• GIBI—Iudlam uiriubrr tit Hurry', party. i "'*" KS JO.VKS— iilunetrj BWHI- "cr 13»rr>'.i imrly. * « * Y»iicr<lti)ri S I it r H ii ic bu( 16 i-rnrrb for Hub utter ],l« lonir ul>- «i'Mi-i-, Huiu-y lint (iirj B n>w» lu- irriulllfly lillttr (imur4 5!ell»«li. CHAPTER XXIII "WE have about n hundred matches lierc, and six candles." Boh was inspecting bis shoulder pack, now reclaimed. 'They would serve us in event the flashlight foiled." 'Lissn smiled up ut him. They \veic alone in the cavern again, but she was not afraid now. "I should have had the flashlight in my own pocket, of course," he resumed. "But it's hind of bulky. Anil I never dreamed of such an emergency as we facwl." "Let's forget all that," she suggested. "Let's— plan things!" He caressed her, pausing to kiss her twice. "Say, partner, you're wonderful, aren't, you?" "I ivanl you to think so, anyway, Dr. BarryJ" They walked very close to- Kelhcr, with her head touching his shoulder. t "What shall we plan?" he queried. "Homo? Career? Happiness? Where do you want to live, sweetheart?" "With you," "I know, but — v.'he.rc? New York? Arizona? Timbuctoo?" She smiled up at him again. "With you. That's all I ask." The climbing was not easy. Bob remembered that they had to go up a total o£ 600 feet, and must walk perhaps three limes that distance because of the turns and curves in the great underground voom. The floor was very rough, too. "We must bo over half way up," he told her, after a while. ".Want to rest a moment?" "No. But, Bob — I'm seemg things again!" "Yes? What?" "I just WHV a flash of light, of reflected light, when your pocket lamp wasn't turned that way." * * * TT was true. Two minutes. later they saw the pinpoint of direct light gleaming £rom an angle above them. "HELLO!" -shouted Bob. "WHO IS IT?" v . -• ... "Bawh? . . . Bawh? Arc you all right? It is Honey Bee. Bawb?" Tlin two hastened to join her. Her brilliant gasoline lantern illuminated a really joyous reunion (here. There was much" talk'. 'JLissa thought she had never seen the Indian's face show such animation. Suddenly she felt a surge of pity for Honey Bee; the poor girl thought herself in love with Bob, 'Lissa suddenly remembered. In that instant, oddly enough, 'Lissa's mind skipped back over the 3000 miles to New York City, back a few years, to single out a statement made by a university professor whom she had greatly respected. "Life has only one real tragedy," the professor had said. "It is unrequited love." 'Lissa set herself to be cordial to Honey Bee, but'the cordiality was not reciprocated. Apparently only Bob existed to the red girl. Bob didn't notice the slight. "Did you lell?" he was demanding, "Did you tell the others?" "No," she shook her head. "They think you went thee other way, maybe back to town. Holliman iss gone." ! 'Gone where?" "He disappear. He do not say where." "And Hades Jones?" Bob was intent on his questioning. "He iss go crazy almosl, looking for you." "I'll bet!" snapped Bob, grinning. "Good old Hades. Well loolc. Honey Bee, you're great, not to tell. I'm sure glad, because it didn't pan out anyway. I mean, the cave is nothing but a big hole, and if we hadn't gotten lost in it we'd have been out that snmc afternoon. And if we—" * * * TJOB had to think fast. He Hadn't expected to meet Honey Bee or anyone up here, and he hadn't fully prepared the tale he must tell.' "—you sec, I ought to be kicked, but the fact is, Honey Bee, I lost my pack. I—I had some candy, and^a sandwich or two, in my pockets', and had the canteen, or we'd have been out of luck sure enough. We just found the pack a while ago. - And we're starved, too. There wasn't much food in it, you remember." "Why did you not come back out, 3awb?." Honey Bee was concerned. "Oh! Oil', I forgot lo say—we— I dropped the lantern and we were lost. Dropped it after I had put the pack down somewhere. It fell over a rock, the lantern, I mean, and exploded. Then- we couldn't find the pack again, or our way back out. All my matches, even my pocket flash, were in the pack." 'Lissa spoke up * then. "Hel means I dropped the lantern,! Honey Bee, I did. I am sorry, | for everybody's sake. It was in-' excusable." / Honey Bee matlc no reply, but; her face underwent such a pro-'. nounced change that even Bob 1 was concerned by it. The red gill' litcraljy reflected hatred. She. glared at Mary Melissa in a manner almost fiendish. i "Why, Honey Bee, of course it! was an accident!" Bob stared intently at her. "Miss Lane's life was in as great danger as mine." 'Lissa smiled a little. "You missed the point, Bob. Please let's , go on out." ( * * * further words they; moved upward and presently, came within the white light o'c' day. First it also was a pinpoint, then grew to become the cave, mouth, where Bob had labored to remove the rocks days ago. Itt was still early morning and the, sun was pouring into the cliff: castle area with great brilliance. "I was never so glad to see anything In all my life!" exclaimed 'Lissa. She ran to the edge anrtj peered down. "And the camp— it looks heavenly, Bob. Oh!" There were sundry other exclamations and sighs of relief.! The two were, indeed, almost cc-' static with joy. Bob took both' her hands and danced in a circle- with her. kid fashion. Then ho : swunu ner into a close embrace I and kissed her, long and thor-' oufihly. i Neither of them really looked at Honey Bee, so intent on eachi other were they, or they : would have observed the jealousy that suffused the Ind girl. The squaw was literally mad, i insane. ., , "Let's hurry down," 'Lissa j urged, happily. "Come on, dear.": Bob climbed to the foot of thej first ladder, as customary, and! waited for her there, his hand held up to assist her. It .was, how-| ever, quilc a long climb down, 201 feet nearly to that first narrow ledge. Caution was essential.) 'Lissa remembered the total height | there was 600 feet, and it looked! 6000. I Above on the rim, Honey Bee' stood glaring. She was still glar-! ing when 'Lissa stepped onto the! ladder. • , { Suddenly the Indian girl saw! her chance! All the pent-up furyi in her came to life. • (To Be Concluded)' , each i .urely "1 wild 1 ndian ^ T. It Her. U. 8. P»t- OK- Believed Cause of St.. Vilus Dance Germ Poison on Brain, Nerve System I!V Hit. MOKRIS FISHBEIN wlitnt. Journal of NIC American A'.snnalion. Another extraordinary disease of he nervous system, known as St. Vitu.s dance, or Sydenham's cho- •ea. iiltcr il»; man who first dc- =cnlicd if. is usually seen in children, bin sometimes also in adults. Nowadays it, is believed to be :luc in some perhaps indirect way to an infect ion by a germ of ttie streptococcus type. Perhaps some cf i he poisons developed by this germ in the body get into the brain and nervous system. Sometimes the first appearance of the symptoms is associated with friglil, an accident or an eiuo- jto an infection by the streptococcus type of germ. Occasionally there mny be a period of illness with lieadaclio, /, vomiting and even x .slight fever before the symptoms first appear. Then come the spontaneous movements, the dizziness and the weakness, which are the chief mark of the disease. The person who has St. Vlttis dance makes involuntary but conscious muscular jerks and twitches - ...... i anci because of this has difficulty people may seem to have this dis-1 in co-ordinating his actions When habil spasm is not to j (i, c twitching movements affecl tional shock. Children who frequently mimic the actions of other 1 ease but be confused with the twitching of the muscles of the face, they arc. true cliorea. Girls suffer with .this condition about two and one-half times as often as (to boys, and more than 8t/ per cent of all of the cases occur during early childhood. The cases appear more often in certain families, probably because of the special consl-ruction of the nervous system in those families. frequently St. Vitus dance is associntcd with rheumatism or rheumatic infections, probably because both conditions arc related of course, much more noticeable than when they concern the arms or legs. The typical twitching movements arc quick, beginning suti- clenly and passing rapidly. No two movements are exactly alike as is usually the case witfT a habit spasm. The movement* usually slop during sleep but, in severe cases may appear during sleep. In some cases the trouble may be so severe that the patient cannot, sleep. OUR BOARDING HOUSE LONDON . 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