The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1937 · Page 12
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, December 16, 1937
Page 12
Start Free Trial

PAGE TEN BLWllEViLLlS, (AUK.X COUlllBll NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAXNB8, Publisher fcle Nation*!' Advertising Representatives: Arkansas DiUles, Inc., New York, Chicago, DeBolt, 6t. Louis, Delias, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday entered as second class mater at the post office at BlythevUle Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier ill the City of Blytheville, I5c per week, or 65c per mo nth. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, 93.00 per j'tar, $1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; by mail in i>osfji| zones two to six, Inclusive. $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable in advance. Rail Empire 'Idol' Wrongly Identified The patient people who got the job of picking up the pieces which littered the landscape after the crash of ; the late Van Sweringen brothers, railroad magnates, are still at it. Latest evidence of their work comes in a schedule of claims, debts and liabilities for the estate of Mantis J, Van Swcriugcn, filed recently in the probate court ;it Cleveland. According to this schedule, 'Mantis .). Van Sweringen managed to get himself into debt to the tune of ;588,IJW,- 760 before he died. Among the claims listed are one of 546,079,067 by J. P. Morgan & Co., and three running to more than §20;000,000 filed by throe Cleveland banks—two of which have gone busted. The estate against which the claims arc filed, according to the administrator, Traflon M. Dye, i.s "hopelessly insolvent." Yet that is only part of the picLta-.'. Claims totaling .slightly more than $51,• 000,000 have been allowed against the estate of the late Orris P. Van Sweringen. Some 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 he has done something notable when he runs up a debt of as much as §100. Anyone who can put J. P. Morgan ;\>n the ciiff for §46,000,000, and then die 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 Swcringcn were commonly accepted as miracle workers and distinguished citizens. Yet their contribution to the life of their time lay in the realm of frenzied finance 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 been accepted as noteworthy achievements only by people who had managed to confuse the substance with the shadow. There is a distinction between the man who works with tilings and the man who works with money. It is illustrated—to go back iu history u bit— by the contrasting careers of Jim Fiak and Commodore Vanderbilt. Both were very rich men, masters ' of high finance. But Fisk was a financial manipulator and nothing more; Vanderbilt left his country a first- rale traimiwHation .system. Fisk manipulated, Vanderbilt constructed. Fisk remains a .symbol of the "frenzied li- nance" of post-Civil War years; Vanderbilt is a symbol of the forces which built up the country. America has always honored, and richly rewarded, its doers. It is right that it should. The trouble with Ihe l!)20's was that we got confused, and gave the homage that ought to go to the doers to the manipulators. \Vc got our Vanderbilts and our Jim Fi.sks mixed up. Cabinet Quiz There is a good deal of KUDSC in the parliamentary rcfonn siiKgesli'd recently by Congressman Maury Maverick of Texas. Maverick would borrow just enough of the Hritish system to make our cabinet members-, accountable to the people, through, Congress. He proposes' that cabinet of fleers .Iw given the right to participate in ..debate on the floor of the House of Representatives, and that they be,subject to questioning i )V congressmen on three days of every week while is in session.. A good deal could be said for this proposal. Congress would bo 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 be 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 floating base show that they have drifted 7'1D miles, and are now off the northeast coast of Greenland, nearly eight degrees of latitude from the pole. If they have done nothing eku, they have at least reversed one of the traditions of polar exploration. The old- timers went to the pole, or as close fi) 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 other group on record. Ami 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 tlm public will remember them —that they flew to the pole and then drifted away on an ice cake. At Ihc present educational level, world peace is mi impossibility.—K. a. Wells, British uu- thor. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark OUT OUR WAY By Williams YOU'RE CRA,ZY.' f TH' ONE ON THIS I SIDE WOULD O 1 HAD i TO TURN MIS HEAD, THIS WAV TO GIT LOOSE. ANYBODY WITH TH' BRAINS OP A 6NW COULD SEE ME SHOULD , HAVE PUSHED FOKYvARQ, THEN A TWfST, THIS WAY. WAIT, ICK! WE'LL HAVE TO UNLOCK THIS LATEST J PAIR.. " t CT.-Q. Ttll VY ,-C.V.I SVICu, I^C. T. M KEO U S.r.'.T.CFr. ft'ft Tla-.v never go Christmas shopping without emlhifr u|> in a light." ,7w/s CURIOUS WORLD Dy Willi ™ Ferguson' OP TME MOONJ CAUSES A VARIATION OF IM THE DISTANCE BETWEEN NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE. ON THE ~PiA/IC3S-, THE CONES OF PfM-EIS AND HAt\JG /DOI/V7V/ NO LONGER ARE TO BE FOUND IN ANY OP THE AAANV NATIONAL PARKS IN THE UNITED STATES. /z-H, ALTHOUGH no wolves arc to be found in N,Uional Parks of continental United Slates, Uncle Sam cm boast of a ( ;oodly uul Demising mnnfcr in r,ft. McKiniey National 1'ark, in Alaska. NEXT: Can a Inilcl up |>lmlo|;rus>Iic<l ui flight? niURSDAV, DECEMBER GDOM ^^_V>^'/ ORE N ARNOLD, towns* 1937, VIRGINIA C4ST Of < U.IK.ICTKKS H O II i: H T JUII1IY—beru, «- Ilii'r'r 11 ' 1 ' ' S S A '' * N K ~ k « ol "e» Htt.VBV Ill-ik (UHL—IiidJau) itiriilbcr of Hiirry'N imrlj-. I1ADKS JO.VUS—iiliuirui lueai- ut'r IJurry'M luirly. » * * »»tfr<luyl Blurting ou( to "••arch for II,ih ,,f ( ,.,. l,|» |,, UK „!,«••'"•'•, Ilimi-)- tire Olrl R r,,.v» In- Wll»lin;[>- hitter timiirj Moll»Bu. CHAPTER XXUI "WfE have about a hundred matches here, and six candles." Boh was inspecting his shoulder pack, now reclaimed.' "They would serve us in event l!ic flashlight failed." 'Lissa smiled up at him. They wore alone in the cavern again, but she was not afraid now. "f should have had the flashlight in my own pocket, of course," he resumed. "But it's Itind of bulky. And I never dreamed of such an emergency as we faced." "Lct'o forget all thai," she suggested. "Let's—plan things!" lie caressed her, pausing to kiss her twice, "Say, partner, j'ou're wonderful, aren't you?" "I want you to think so, anyway, Dr. liarryi" They walked very close together, with her head touching his shoulder. \ 'What shall we plan?" he fiuericil. "Home? Career? Happiness? Where do you want to live, sweetheart?" "With you." "I know, but—v;fi*?c? New York? Arizona? Timbuctoo?" She smiled up at him again. With you. That's alt f ask." The climbing was not easy. Bob remembered that they had to go up a total of GOO feet, and must walk perhaps three times that distance because of the turns and curves in Ihc great underground room. The floor was very rough, loo. 'We must be over half way up, 11 he told her, after a while. "Want to rest a moment?" "No. But, Dob—I'm seeing things again!" "Yes? What?" "I just saw a flash of light, of reflected light, when your pocket lamp wasn't turned that way." * * .1 TT was true. Two minutes later they saw the pinpoint of direct light gleaming Irom an angle above them. "HELLO!"-shouted Bob. "WHO JS IT?" , "Bawb? . . . Bawb? Arc you all right? H is Iloncy Bee. Bawb?" The two hastened to join her. Her brilliant gasoline lantern illuminated a really joyous reunion there. There was much" talk', 'Lissa 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 ?ell?" he was demanding. "Did you tell the others?" "No," she shook her head. "They think you went thee other way, maybe hack to town. Holliman iss gone." "Gone where?" "lie disappear. He do not say where." "And Hades Jones?" Bob was intent on his questioning. "He iss go crazy almost, looking for you." "I'll bet!" snapped Bob, grinning. "Goad old Hades. Well look, 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 g»tten lost in it we'd have been out that same afternoon. And it we—" * * « TJOB had to think last. 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! Oh', I forgot to 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, (he lantern, I mean, and exploded. Then •• we couldn't find the pack again, or our way back out. All my Believed Cause of St. Vilus Dance Germ Poison on Brain, .[Nerve System IJV Bit. .MOIIHIS FISIIBE1N £rUtut, .Innrnal of the American IVlcdk'llI A;sociation. Another extraordinary disease of he ncrvoD.s system, known as St. I'ilus ilancc. or Syueliham's chorea, alter the man who first dc- r cr:hcd it. is usually seen in children, but sometimes also in nclults. Nowadays it is believed to bo :llic in somr perhaps indirect way to an infection by a germ of the •treptococcus type. Perhaps some cf the poisons developed by this b'crm in tin: body get into the brain and nervous system. tional shock. Children who Irc- quently mimic the actions of other matches, even my pocket flash, were in the pack." ; 'Lissa spoke up* then. "Hcj means I dropped Ihe lantern,! Honey Bee. 1 did. 1 am sorry,] for everybody's sake. It was in-' excusable." / : Honey Bee made no reply, but: her faco underwent sucii a pro-: nounced change that even Bob' was concerned by it. The red girl' literally reflected haired. 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." i * * . -I WITHOUT further words they- moved upward and presently, came within the white light of' day. First it also was a pinpoint, then grew to become tile cave, mouth, where Bob had labored to remove the rocks days ago. It' 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. Siie ran to the edge andj peered down. "And the camp—it looks heavenly, Bob. Oh!" There were sundry other exclamations and sighs of relief.' The two were, indeed, almost ec-' static with joy. Bob took bohY her hands and dnnccd in a circle' with her. kid fashion. Then he : swims ner into a close embrace! and kissed her, long and thor-,' oughiy. 'K Neither of them really looked at Honey Bee, so intent on eacbi other were they, or they surely : wauld have observed the wild jealousy that suffused the Indian gir!. The squaw was literally mad.i insane. , "Let's hurry 'down," 'Lissa j urged, happily. "Come on, dear."Bob climbed to the foot of the) first ladder, as customary, .and; waited tor her there, his hand held up to assist her. It was, how- \ ever, quite a long climb down, 201 feet nearly to that first narrow ledge. Caution was essential. I 'Lissa remembered the total height j there was GOO feet, and it looked' 6000. Above on the rim, Honey Bee' stood glaring. She was still glar-S ing when 'Lissa stepped onto lliej ladder. - , j Suddenly the ilndian girl sawi her chance! All the pent-up fury) in her came to life. • (To Be Concluded)' , | to an infection by the streptococcus tyi>e of germ. Occasionally there may be a period of illness with headache, / vomiting and even a- slight fever before the symptoms first appear. Then come the spontaneous movements, the dizziness and the weakness, which arc the chief mark of the disease. The person who has St.. Vitus dance makes involuntary but con- ;ciotis muscular jerks and twitches oi other 3n( j because of this has difficulty people may seem to have this du-l in co-ordinating his actions When movements affect, case but a habit, spasm is be confused with Hie twitching of true chorea. Girls suffer with .this condition about, two and one-half times as often as do boys, and more than 80 per cent of all of the cases occur during early childhood. The cases appear more often in certain fanrlies, probably because of Ihc special construction of the nervous system in those families. Frequently St. Vitus dance is rheumatism or not to • till , twitching i f -.nmctimra the first appearance! associated with ...v,,,,.....*^ ,„ of Ihc symptoms is associated with rheumatic Infections, probably bc- a fripht, an accident or an cmo- cause both conditions are related tlic muscles of the face, they arc. of course, much more noticeable Ilian when they concern the arms or legs. The typical twitching movements arc (inick, beginning siio"- (Icnly and passing rapidly. No two movements arc exactly alike as is usually the case witu a habit spasm. The movements usually stop during sleep but in severe cases may appear during sleep. In some cases the trouble may Ijc so severe thai the patient cannot sleep. OUR BOARDING HOUSE ^•^>^- With Major Hoople CYNTHtA FIRST SWG5 ffOLE AT IS WHILE AT SCHOOL T AIU'T TAKEM AW ORDER •FOR A SAWTA GLAUS, YET, BUT A CUSTOMER CAME IM WHILE YOU WAS OVER TO ~TH' rTUTCHMAM'S THIRST PARLOR, AM' SHE WANTS IP WE'D A SANTA CLAUS TO "TH' FOP, CHRISTMAS eve "2 SAIO sne'o GIVE US A NOTICE OM TH' FROGRAM,SAMTA CLAUS, BY TH r HOOPLE SANTA CLAUS EMPLOYMENT ft STANDFORT7/ FOR A SMALL. ADPITIOMAL PEE, r GOT TOWM'S EMTIP.E < SUPPLY/ HAWf* ONLY A BUSIWESS OENIUS YVOULD THIWK^OF =• S3AD, BY CORMER- THE SUPPLY OF ^ WHISKERS, WE CONTROL. SAWTA CLAUS MARKET—MY WORP.' •&-AYEO etSGLIi ^ 'BARN YARD" OKA VA FOR EVpERlENCS.- -ELLIN LOVE PRINCE CF LICHTSN5T€IN , PERMIT MARRUGE wrw . l l?HE BUSINESS <3ROV\'IM6o WHISKERS. E:. CHAN AT iMONTE CAftLO'l ON6— ,. PF RECENT FiLMS. '

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free