The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1937 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 20, 1937
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PAGE EIGHT "••" •• "itr" HI,YTHIOVJU,K, (AUK.) COUUIMK NKWS THE BLYfHEVlLLE COURIER NEWS THE COtfROSfc Nl!W8 CO. M. W. HAINES, PUbllshw ible NaUbnal Advertising Represtfttatives: Arkinsas Dailies, liic., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Si. touts, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sundfiy Entered as second class mater at (lie post Office at BIythevlIle Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917, Served by the Ujilted Press SUBSCRIPTION fi/vTES By otrrlcr In the City of Blytlieyllle, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of Bfl miles, $3.00 per year, $1,50 for six months, 75c.for three months; by mail in postal zones two to sis, incluslvu, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. Wasted Life Worse Than Wasted !\loin>y 15ver.y once in a while tlic uiTiiUc progress oT a city life turns ii|) someone like tluit aged vcdusi; who died in New York the oilier day, his apparent poverty contradicted by bank accounts lulaliiifj $92,000. This- man WHS 80 yeai'3 old and for 10 years he liiul lived alone in a $10- a-wcck hall bedroom. He had no friends, no relatives and no evident pleasures; to all appearances he was simply an old drifter who had just enough money lo cling to his obscure little niche and drowse tiway his remaining years. But wheii he died, people began to find out things nbovit him. They found out thai lie was rich— rich, at any rate, by comparison with hi« penny-pinched siirroiindiiif?s. Ho had a past, of some kind; liis rooms contained the soi-t of books (lint we I'csul only by persons of culture and education, and apparently lie hud at one time been an active bti.sinewi man whose recreation was big game hunting in the fur-off parts of the world. There have been a good many people like that; aging misers who lived timorously and doled out their pennies, fearfully, denying themselves the comforts their money could buy them and carefully hoarding useless dollars Jn bunk or strong box. they always tleave us perplexed, and vaguely irritated. Their lives seem so pointless, their desperate frugality so wasted. Yet the real puzzle in this particular case goes deeper. This old chap wasted that SilO.OOO hoard of his just as truly as if he liiul played dticks and drakes with it like the youth in the fairy (ale. Yet ii waste of money is not, after all, one of the principal crimes; if a man happens to have ascetic tastes and wants nothing that his indncy can buy him, Ihv ing like a miser is only a minor eccentricity. The real riddle lies in the old gentleman's retirement from life. It is what he did with hi s last 10 years, rather than what he did with his concealed wealth, that constitutes the mystery. Some of us may be a little confused about what happens after we <p.iii Ibis world, but we are all tolerably certain that we have but one life to live here,and that it behooves u s to invest it in the best way possible. There is no return any richer than the return one ycur of a well-Invested life can give. Its values cannot be expressed in terms of cash; for they are beyond money and beyond price. They come like insigniliciuil things •—friendships, loves, the Hllle unrecorded human contacts that drive away life's unbearable loneliness, the chances to do things for others, the comradeship (hut gives one a feeling of being part of an inliiiile and splendid progression. \Vc pity for them by taking our chances In tlic hiii'ly-biirly of life—and though Hie cost is often bil- tw, (hey arc well worth the price. Tlie man who turns his buck on all of IhLs presents Die deepest of nil mysteries. r lfj('oinony" In C'ongrws is always willing In ;ip- provo a reduction o I' govuniiiioiit .spending — NO loiitc as it remains nil abstract proposition. (Jive Congress somu dcliiiitc form of reduction lo approve, however, and you hear a dill'ereiit tune. So Hie proposal to slice the federal appropriations for aid to ihe .stales for road building met a chorus of disapproval as soon as it got to Congress, Congress is "for economy." of course; but this— well, | his is dilfercnl. One senator remarked privately that "federal government money is like money from hcuvcn — nobody pays it" ; and as lung as that attitude prevails, there is scant chance that Congress will vote the needed reduction. Not until Congress is forced to see that it is pnlid'ciilly expedient to save money rather than spend it can we hope for much progress toward a balanced budget. i Transplanting Hutu Now that Germany's plea for the.return: of her Wiir-losl colonies is beginning to get u sympathetic hearing in Paris and London, the Navti government would do well to put a silencer on some of its 'ovcr-y.calous followers who are alt -hopped up by Herr Hitler's queer racial theories. Dr. Gruentlicr Heclil, of the Nazi party's rnei.'jl mid [.vaHtical bureau, declares cmrciiUy thut if and when Germany resins her colonies the Nazi doctrine of "nordic .supremacy" must immediately be extended lo them. "II would be a great relief," he snys, "fo drive all ,)cws. regardless of their citizenship, and degraded whiles, from nil colonial territory. That kiiul of talk is, enough to make one lose all sympathy with the German pica for return of the lost lurri- lories. the anti-Jewish aberration is bad enough when it is conliiu-d lo Germany ; the world is not likely to accept the prospect of ils transplantation overseas. MONDAY, DKCIilMBM 20, 193? SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "1 Was vnniii; «iiu! Kimanlir. I never would have noticed your father if lie 'hadn't hcim wearing this coal." 1 have bi'ch studying the [xixstbilUics of .such n trill for coinr time. 11 remains for some zoological or .scirntilic instlttilkm lo KU- whether il shall be rraltatl.—Prof. Angiixle Piccaid. noted balloonist. Is planning n dccp-sca expedition.. OLITOUU WAY THIS CURIOUS WORLD y William erguson j THE UNITED STATES 495, OOO, OOO ACRES OF-FOREST LAND. JN ENGLAND v -= ATKII.I'ORGLiN', COLiNfTV Kt33RV, A GCAT is CROWNED KING DURING A THREE-CsAV r-'Air-S, EACH YEAR, COMMEMORATING THE£ DAV IN ANCIENT TIMES WHEN A GOAT'S BLEATING WARNED THE VILLAGE OF AM APPROACHING ARMY. THE r.|)idcr tiillris her vvcb as a (or the -aptine of pivy. mil therefore it mur.t b;: as inccnspicucus as possible. Dow .'eii- <icrs H almost useless, since no. cirfucl -fly \viiiild flv into such .> glittering. Jcivellod object. As soo:i as Ihc "sun is ;ip. the .;pid.n •Inikos olf the ilcvv nnd is rcudy Irr the IhM aiMoiner. NliXT: To whnl wprc one-third of all the deaths iiinini; N'lill American Indians rtuc. In 11115'.' ~££si+te2NSL - *&*»,*• ANNA GATELV, FORT SAVl HOUSTON, TEXAS, .AUG. 17,1904, I N STOCH So-VARiS BOUND" ONE OF EARLIEST flt-MS. - By William ' WI-1V, 1 LOOK \ / GOOD \ / THOSE THIWG5 \—-/ GOR.SH .' THAT'S Vv JLJST WHY WEIL NEVER, HAVE UPIM TH' PAPEE. BEFORE I BUY I WOULDW' HAVE 1M' MERVE TO DO THAT IW AMV S1ORE. BECAUSE HE'5 6O7 WHAT -rMose AREM-T OUALIlV/ ^HREE CEMTS ^ IS ALL I CAM ? V OIVE YOU FOR 1 A "THOSE - ftn i^FreWfe j -BANNISTER COjRT BATTLES O THE ROAD 10 IHE SHIES By ELINORE COWAN STONE Copv.ight, ,937, NEA Service, Inc. i 1ST in- <:IIAHAOTI:IIS I.IM1A lir:,\Tl»- _ II r r ,i I ti r, iiiiKljli-r i,1 u famous rthiirvr, I'AI'T. IHin-.VMdlli; TUK.Vl — "linrrdi-vil," II A TKK.Vr—llnrrr- 11 I II A .V I lucnmt." *> Trj-nl In-Kin 1'iU'li uilii-r llir.t,,l:i nitil fiiiilnln lo If ml i, uliii-i- tor Ilii-lr llvi's. l.ltllr hom-vcr, uf (lie . , lu-iirtlm-uk Mint hi}CHAPTER 'HI liiicl nol yet relumed from bidding his friend, Ucu- Iciiiint ffusl, "Good lui-U" at the :iii-|Ku-l when Linda came in after mailing Mrs. Trent's Christmas cards next day. II mis nol until she was propnr- inij, a little forlornly, lo go downstairs ;ittcr dinner for a lony evening ;ilojie._wilh olfl Mjt'iimlii that bin- heard ' the front door Irani;, . mid I hen a lusty baritone lifted in I jo.vful, if not loo tuneful, song. As it by magic, the old house again came young ana alive and friendly. When Linda went downstaus lo the drawing room, Mrs. Trent was not in her customary seal. Only Captain Trent was in the room, wandering about, picking up things aimlessly and putting them down again. At sound of the opening ot the door lie wheeled. "The Duchess has run out on us," he explained, his eyes halt laughing, half caressing, on her stiivlled ones. "Gone to spend the evening with a sick friend." "Oh!" said Linda a little breathlessly. "Then f guess I'd better BO and finish wrapping up her parcels." But lie was between her and the door, his eyes laughing down Jnlo hers. "Oh, I say!" he protested. "You're not going to leave me high rnd dry, too, arc yon? Al lensl you might read me a bedtime story. Reading aloud's your job, isn't it?" "But after all," Linda said, laughing at his air ot a wheedling schoolboy, "there's nothing in my contract with yom - grandmother about r-nltirtaining visiting celebrities." "Bring Hie parcels down and we'll have them done in no time. • - - Aw, don't be so tight with yourself, Titania,'" he coaxed, "How are we ever going to get acquainted if yon Uecp yourself shut up behind <-i barbed-wire entanglement? Honest it's God-awful lonesome down here." * t ;• CUDDENLY Linda remembered how very lonely it would be iips'uiir.?, loo. She hurried up and brought down the parcels. "You may help me wrap these," she said, "but first your grandmother docs want the antiques in thai cabinet in the dining room dusted and rearranged before Christmas. You may come find \vatch me do those if you'll promise not to touch them." "But never- ill all my days"— Harry seemed inexplicably pleased — "have I known her lo let anyone touch those sacred relics except licrsclt and my own mother." "Why, it was quite natural." Linda wished that he wouldn't hover there tiuilc so close behind her. It made her fingers unsteady. "One clay when her hands were bad will) rheumatism, she showed me what she wanted done, and IVc clone it ever since. l; Of course it was your hands that did the trick with Grandmother." Barry was saying as they returned to Ihe living n to wrap Christmas presents. "Did ;:.-,yonc e -er (ell you, Tilania. that yoi.r ha-ids arc tike soft while flowers'. 1 . . . Only much lovelier, because l.'iey'rc so much more alive. . . . When you look at Ihrm, you can't holp wondering if I hoy can he as warm and swcil and lender ns they look. . . . Then, us all l/ie air oboui her warmed and lingfcJ, he dre'li-ficr quickly lowad him, aiij into 1\is arn them—lilte this, I mean—" He took one of her small hands in his r.nct pressed it against (he lean, smoolh, hard surface of his check—against his ' eyes, and against his lips. Then, as all Ihe air about her warmed and tingled, he drew her quickly toward him, and into his arms. V was much later Barry How they would feel it one held ;:iid, laughing out delightedly, II iell you what we'll do. Christmas morning I'll hang you up on a tree, all done up in tissue paper and silver trimmings to-surprise the Duchess." Linda shivered a litllc in the warm circle of his arms. All of a sudden she was remembering old Miranda Trent's face that evening when she had twitted her irandson with having "a ne\v sweetheart in every port." And this was Miranda Trent's house. Even as Linda struggled to put her thoughts in order there came a sound of a cane on the polished floor outside, and she had barely lime to free herself before the door opened, and the old lady stood on the threshold. In his first startled movement Barry had struck a vessel of lustrous Chinese porcelain thai slood on a table beside him. Snatching al il as it smashed inio a dozen pieces, he cut a deep gash in his wrist. As old Miranda grimly surveyed the wreck of her treasure, Carry caught a handkerchief from his pocket and stood like n sheepish schoolboy, trying to staunch the blood that stained his cuff and trickled down his fingers. Years ago, as a child in Paris. Linda had seen a hideous street at-cidcnt; and since thai lime, Iry us she might, the sight of blood had turned her faint with horror. Now, though in thai first moment she bent over Barry's wrist, trying with her own handkerchief to slop the red flow, she mo;med in sick lilllc gasps; and as the stain continued to spread, she wavered nd sat down limply on a nearby chair. "Come, come, Miss Belsion!" old Miranda's voice tinkled like falling ice. "Fainting doesn't mend any broken bones. Please see if you enn't control yourself and ring that bell." "Oh, have a heart," Barry oh- jeelcd as Linda got up Ircmbling! ''I've seen hard-boiled marines turn green al sight of blood. We aren't all born lo be top sergeants like you, you know." "pET my first-iiid hit," Jefter- r son," Mrs. Trent calmly directed as Ihe old mnn appeared in answer to the bell, "and have "iccly bring some iee and a basin. And," finished the old lady, sweeping with her eyes the galaxy of indomitable Trent portraits that lined the walls, "if Ihc women of this house had let their feelings get the bcller of them every time a crisis arose, you—Barrymbrc Trent—might nol be here al this moment—nor, in all probability, Ihe house, ilself." Cicely appeared, and old Miranda directed briskly, "Hold that basiii here. Cicely. . . Hold if, t tiaid. nol wave il! And Miss Bcnton," she added ns Linda hesitated in the bac-kgrounti, "if you shake like a forest in a storm, please go elsewhere to do U." Linda relrcalcd \vilh what dignity her shaking legs lent her. As she clung lo the banisters in the outside, she heard Barry's voice in quick protest, and heard his grandmother snap, "Fiddle- slicks! She'll be all right in a few minutes. So will this scratch of yours. . . And that's more than I can say for my Ming jar." No, thought Linda, by no slan- T- 7«. Ktf. O. 8. Pit Olt. J)isr;isr Known as Epilepsy is lifsl Described as 'Convulsive Disorder ft* erne APPEARS wsvwirrrfti' "I iii is Ilir tenth in a scries in v.l,id] IK. Fir-hiiein discusses <ii;ic, "[(e::l nu<l treatment of tiisrrtKc-s of the? n<Tfo»s .sy.stctn. (No. inn i:v in:. ^roKRis risilfiicix I'.dilor. .iiuirnHI at ihf. tMncrltxa M r cl i c a I AssnE'falion. :incl of Hyfict.t, (lie Health Mns^rinc i Kpilrps.y has ucen known to med- i Iclnc since very eiuly times. .Amcn» ' the aHripn! Greeks nnd Romans it | \\as known as the falling, Eptlciisy is much more rightly ralleci n ^(. l nv•IJl^i^•^ disorder. Its exact caure is nnl. known. In the clas- I sic |v(ie of ccnvulsivc teiwne. Ihevc j Is n s\i[lrifn loss of consciousness! and sudden pitch forward or back | with complete relaxation of the | nmclc.s and ;\ failure ul the jiorsou lo protect himself. In about, one-half of the cases the person who is about to hnve nn att.iek makes a sudden outcry. During tlic nttack the face becomes pale and lie hands whitened. For a moment or .t«-o there may be a. Mopping of the brealliing. Tlien the skin resumes Us normal color. During this stage the affected individual may bite the tongue be- c.-w? of n cr.imiiiiij of the muscles of Ihc jaw. Part of the body mny fnil to have complete relaxation sr>' that, there 111,15- be rigidity on one i side and snasn: on the other. i Violent, jerkins of the body is ( 5flnictimc.s rhythmical. Acfion of •-he muscles cf Die throat may 1 cause the nersoii lo cou^h or Rrunt or grind the teeth riming (he at- Inck. rYcqiicnlly within three to I five minutes there follows u period \ of exhaustion with gradual rceov- i cry. Sometimes there may be a sc- \ ries of rapidly recurring convulsions. .Mln-Jks in this" condition may vary from a slight loss ot ravscloiis- oess lo the most severe fonn^. In i some Instances Hie attacks may occur several limes, n day. Tn other cases mouths may Intervene between various attacks of convulsions. Moreover. In some cases there may be mental changes definitely associated with Ihc v>hysl;al reactions, particularly involving such .symptoms ns easy fntiyuc. depression and sttcMcu changes of 1 motxi, In Ihc cases of some persons with convulsive disorders who have lo the tradition of the Trenl gon- NI'.XT: Treatment nf rpllrpsy. "Telephone Panhandler" Dupes Charity Groups QUEBEC IUP)—1\ woman "letp- pl'oiie panhandler" reaped n lucrative harvest for several \vceks here In money, coal, clothing, ami even furniture without stepping outside of her door. Tlic unnamed woman's mclhort was lo telephone philanthropic people throughout Ihc city midfr Hie of n charitable worker, and mention "a worthy but destitute family needing immediate assistance." She always gave her own address nnd .sat buck whll- the contributions rolled in. When city police finally ouight «p with the labor-saving p a i,. handler she was warned th a i t ] lr city would provide her ivith n-p,, board and room if ^he reported her charily practice. Heart Courier News Want Ads,

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