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PAGE TWO-A v* ^THE ELY SEVILLE COttRIER^BWS THE COUR5ER MEWS CO. H W, HAINBS, Publisher , , ;SAMUEIi P.- NORRIS.iEdltor JAMES A GATENS, Advertising Manager OERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Mihager Sole National Advertising HeprfsenUtives r.'nllace Wilnei Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Alijntn, Memphis Published E\ci> Attemoon Except Sunday Entered us second cl-vis matter ftt the pcst- iftlce at BhtheUlle,' Arkansas, under act of confess, October 9 1911 Served Ijy Hie United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By c-uiler In Ihe city of Blythevllle, 20o per neek, or 85c per month By mail vllhln a ladlus of 50 miles/$100 per \ear, $'00 foi si\ months, $100 for three montlis, by mill outside 60 mile zone 41000 per year til adiariw T/ze S/ioe is On the Other Foot The statement bv Di (' C Liltlo, managing diieetoi of the Ameiican So- cielv foi the Contlol of 1 Cancel, v,hen, announcing the seventh annual'enlist- ment campaign of the Women's'Field i imy, puts icspousibihly for the con- tiol of cancel squaiely up to the pub he The disease is the second highest caube of death in the United States It kills 160,000 poisons annually The blogan that has been selected, "With join .iid \\e shall be victorious", maiks a change in philobophy about the cancel problem, said Dr Little Until iccentlv the medical field ^kneSv Lompai.itnelv little about the causes and cine of cancel The public grew to behe\e the diseano was hopeless, and demanded that science do something to )mnio\o Die chances of erne It has Today the situation is changed In the past few yeais surgeonb, ladiologhts and teseaich \\oikeis have each con tnbuted nolewoithy advances to the diagnosis and jieatment of this <lis- 0«ibe Rut, continued Di Little, no medicine has vot been discovered that \\ill cine cancer Surgeiv, x-iays and indium aie still the onlv Knovn means of cine, and cine can be effected oiilv vhcn the disease is dibcoveied and tic.tted in its eatly stages This, he emphasi/ed, places the le- sponsibihty on the individual Each must leain the symptoms ol enily cancer and go to his phvsician as soon as , he xecogm/es one of them in his body Tins souuds IJte commoii sense to us Science has appaientlv gieatly mcieas&l the chances of being cuied it you havo cancel But the first move must be made by the patient This being the case, the least we can do is to help pnhhci/e the eailv symptoms of can cei so that ovn own icadeis need nev- ei have occasion to w, "Whv, oh why, didn't someone tell me 1 " K you have any ol the following <5j niptorm, consult your doctor at once It mav be the means of saving youi life 1 A persistent lump 01 thickening, particularly in the breast; t 2 Any niegulai bleeding or discharge fiom any body opening \ 3 Am MHO that does not, heal nor- niallj, especially about the tongue, f mouth 01 lips & •1 An\ persistent and unexplained indigestion { 5 Any sudden change in the form $t iat& of giowth of A mole 01 \varl' Absenteeism ] The National ImUiblnal Conference Eoaul estimates that absenteeism-lasl .ve.il cost Ameiican industry•the;equ'iv- alent of 1,350,000 employes-working full time. That is almost one-third of the manpower shortage Ihev'imtiou is said to face, It is exclusive of an even grcatci^lo.ss through industrial necidunt.s. Jl" lakes h'o account of non-induslrial accidents, which exceed those in the plant. It does not include time lost on approved leaves of absence 1 . Neither does it count time, lost Ihrough strike's, •sitdov.'ns, • (slowdowns, "holidays" and "vacations" —which arc euphemisms for the now unpopular word "strike"—or (hr'oiig)i other effects,of labor disputes. Absenteeism — the act Of staying auav fiom ^oik without, permission-"or prior' notice—increased about SO?per ccnlHasl year and shows no 'signs of declining,'which probably means" that in spite of the urgent' Avarneed 'for 'Work, els, the percentage is staying jtist'aboiit constant. * ' *. ' * A largo proportion of 'tliese absences arc excusable. Many of them-are inescapable But <iKo theie are millions of man d.ivs lost 101 tm'i.il person/iitrea- sojis. It is not fair to workers to:'tr'eat absenteeism as though it were •entirely their fault—to lay the blame on.la/i- JIC.SK, disinterest, .seUi.sbne.i.s. Yet if the' (onfeience boaid's estimate is 1 correct, 'aiid'415 per cent of such absences'arc unnecessary, then (lie • orjufvalcht,• of more'than 500,000 fiill lime ' workers were lost in 1942 because the men and women .weren't interested enough to stay on the job. ' Governmenlal agencies' are-aware of the damage which this situation is doing, to war production. -They are necking to ascertain' the finidanie'i'ilal; cruises. Some ! sort of -sanctions will have to" be provided/by which workers who.are not-interested enough/in 'American victory to stay on the job-can be'forced to do -what they should lie 'happy to do. * * * : . • iHut fust, it is necessary to .study and, so fai .is possible, to eliminate the. causes of justifiable absenteeism, lit 01 det that no matoi injustices "shiill be woiked This is a job m which individtmlLin- dUbtncs can ,md must help, '<b(it/ one which the go\eminent must sponsor, cooidmate and assist When tlie'TnKl T ings aie complete, the\ -will! miviivc co-operation—voluntary or otherwise— . iiom main agencies not-'directly-'•'in \olvcd fiom stoics now elosed/a^hoiirs . when wolkeis must shop, frdrhvhous- ing, and transportation aiid amusement .uitl medical and child rare ami a. rmil- tiludo of other services. •LYTHEVILLB, ;CABK.J; COURIER Publication In Ihls column of editorials' from other newspapers does not necessarily mean! etidorsement but is an acknowledgment'of 1 -Jn- • terest In the stibjects'discussed. Speaking Of : Absentees V/hen (he Kililny Bill uasseil the Honsci the vptc-.B-ns reported-ns 143 to 7, and, If anyone clKlrcs to speak of nbsenteelsm, hcre'ls n provo- cSUve subject. The Kllclny Bill proposes to effect.' certnin rndlcnl chnnew In the 'opcrntlons ot:;,tlie Selective Service Acl' by settlni- fathers at the bottom ol the list, and creating nldL ixKils of (.Inclp men 11 would be dlf- to Imagine anything ot more direct Interest |o the people of the Nilion, nnti there arc debatable Issues, Imohrd When all are present and accounted for, the House IIM 435 members in.action. II would le Interesting- to know Jiist where' the 285' nbsenlcc.'i were and what they were doing when the vote was taken, onimnd, anyhow, It Is n fearfully bad example for (he rest of the country to Imve Hie floor so nearly cleserlecl when n controversial and Important incasure Is disposed of. —Memphis Commercial Appeal. It Is our hope that rationing (of fuel oil) will hot be necessary, but tlial is only n hope.—Petroleum Administrator Harold 1,. Tckes. THURSDAY, APRIL 15, IMS /•''Joe's big brnllicr broke his log tloinj,' a^panVcluitc jump j : in (be Army, so we're Hying our kilc over In's house for a ': kind of salute! THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William ' FergUMh ' cchm'cal adviser .for prison scenes when' he -Isn't -working us an extra —the widow of a big shot New York ackcieer who was killed by rival notyters. IF THE. SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE DID NOT HAVE SUCH A PREPONDERANCE OF WATER. AREA TO STABILIZE ITS WEATHER, IT WOULD HAVE MUCH GREATER. FOR THERE, UNLIKE OUR. NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, THE SUN iS A WARDEN IN ZONE A, SECTOR 3, FOSTC, NEW YORK AIR RAID PATROL OF CIVILIAN DEFENSE. '^ 7/a*.k ~ . '•-ANSWER: The words 'often are used interchangeably. Fortress I usually 'means ;i larger, more extensive forii/ic.ition than a •tori.' NEXT: Man's place OH earth. In Hollywood BY -KRSKINE JOHNSON - NEA Stuff Correspondent You've never heard of "Hnntlle- Ilie other day. He.K-ns Moving the foam o[f a breaker of beer 'in the western saloon set of . "A, Lady tar" Hank, or Duke York or "Iron (Takes a Chance." Ills real:name is Eyes" Cody or "Pebble" Slonc?Hnnk Bell, but everybody.calls him You haven't 1 ? Of course, you have- "Handlebar" because of the . long n't. -Their names never appear on droopy mustachios which are hi.' the screen, or In Ihc movie columns, trademark, or on Ihe theater mnrcmccs. But Hank was herding cattle.when yon have seen them hundreds of |Toni Mix met him one day. on lo- times In pictures nnd they are as! c ' n li° n 30 cyars ago. Hank look one much n part of Hollywood ns Lairo lo °k al Tom's silver saddle, listened Turner's sweaters " or Veronica '" Ins tales ot the big dough in Lake's hair or Will Hays himself.. movlclown nnd followed him back 'To the reporter who has covered to Hollywood. Old Hank has been the Hollywood beat for more (linn a couple of years, the most fascinating people on film sets arc extras and bit players—not the slurs. "Handlebar" Hunk and Duke York and "Iron Eyes" Cody and "Pebble' 1 Stone are just a • (civ celluloid nonentities we've come to know In quite n few years of lick- klug through the glamor jungle. Wp saw "Handlebar" Hank jiisl Out Our Way %J.rR. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoopfc , CLODHOPPERS. 1 -"— i WORKED OM THOT BOKT, TvV CfXPTAM HM3 We BOT NOW TUNT OUR R O^ SLOTH HAW- MAW FORTtArS V1EEK ARE SOU "DOIM& 10 MAKE TUeToe &0 .' -X'M. 8ETVIM' EMEM ' QVTTINS,, BULL? HBROW'WE MA06 -NOT BORN an e.vtrn now for 23 years, and he has worked In thousnnds of pictures. OltACK SHOT "Iron Eyes" Cody Is a Sioux Indian who earned ' hi.s credits ii college ns W. J. Cody. He's been in just about every western movie you've ever seen. They call hin "iron Eyes" because he can pli the villlnn's shirt to Ihe wall will ii how and nrrow and never produci a scratch. Henry "Pebbls 1 ' stone reaches a towering 4 feet; 10 inches, weigh 100 rounds nnd wears n size 2 shoe Henry Is -13 years old unit he stll sets a little embarrassed when yoi, nsk him what he does In pictures Henry innkes a living stanrtlng-ii for kid slurs—until the kids out i'.row him. He's worked for then nil—Freddie Bartholomew, Jackii Cooper, Mickey Rooney, au.d righ clown the list. Al the moment, he's standing m for an 11-year-old Freddie. Mercer, for "Glldersleevc'. Bad Day." And then'there's Duke York, who makes a specialty o( doing living statues when he's nol working ns a stunt man. Duke has been-a cigar store Indian In 37 pictures by latest count and he can slum! for hours without movlHK n whisker. {.•,\nn SHARK Whenever there's a gambling casino set you'll (ind Charles Sylbcr dealing blnck jack. Clinrlle doesn't wimble' but 1 there nrc few-men who can do more tricks with n deck of c.irds. 'A former slage comedian, Svlbcr now owns a mngic business on Hollywood Boulevard, proudly wears HID International Brotherhood of Magicians Insignia,' and works In pictures in his spare time. There arc hundreds ot others. A former: Pittsburgh millionaire 'who lost his fortune In (he '29 crash— £ |;, paroled- convict who- serves.» :°™ a :5^; Our Greatest Blessing: The American Sense.of Humor U4.BH.L.YOU POLK* ARE AWMVJ WELCOME AT OUR «?, HOUS6, WHETHER RAW OR " : - IF YOU COME AFTER. All-)He LUNCH ANP LEAVE ; BEFORE DIMMER TIME ( Marriage Licenses Jcfeeph B, Corbctt, Mcmplite, Teim.,. and Miss '•Mnvtlm Elizabeth larrison. Blythcville; Charlie Nn- linnlel Orljgs nml Miss Margaretc arlenc Cook, bath of Rlpley, Tenn. -ouk J. ' Gtilul) anil Miss Ssiphte Ranlson. both ol Akron, Ohio; Vniik Tayloi- Avcry, Crockett Mills, '(.•mi., nml Miss Voncllle Vernon, friendship, Term.; Pfc Lewis M. Doan, El Dorado, 'Ark., nnti Miss lulin Mac Carter, Blyllievillc. Willanl c. Klnnlngliam and <ed!-a 'Elaine -Berryman, both -or Blythcvillo; TVeddic Osnior Reeves iHU: Jvliss .'Leati'ice Bowie, both ot Rives, Mo.; Tlioinns James nml Mrs Alma 7Turner, both or-Blylheville; . U Osbornc, Jr., nnti . Miss Mary Catherine Cherry, both of Halls, Term.; ; Edward; c. Ramsey and Miss Katherine Lafferty, both of Caruthersville.-Mo.; Wootlrow Kirk- jatrick mid .Miss Annie Mill Pen- i!ngtpn,' ; bqlli.pt Rijiley; James Ed- vnrds and Miss Sena" Hufsmitli Denver, Colo.. •SACRAMENTO, Cal. (UP)-Leo Carrlllo, ehe Hollywood movie sine. Js'.'jiol always Hie character he I of the State- Park Commission''be- seems to be on the screen. : .He Jcausc of his great• intercU in 'the lias jiist IJCDII nnmccl n • znembcr {slate's, scenic - hcnulles. We Buy Geo. H. McFadden * Bros, Ag'cy. | Over Borum's Drug Store P. O. Box 218, lilj-ilieville, Ark. '; E. C. PATTON r hon e 2 94 2 BAKER L. WILSON I Redeemed—In Bulk or Sack $2.75 Per Bushel, F.O.B. Dell, Ark, EARL MAGERS , Ark. Phone 635 » SERIAL STORY DARK JUNGLES 'fiY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY COPYRIGHT. t»43. MEA SEHVtCEJ INC. Tun STORYi Alliann TnnpinK. »orlc«7--(rlrl t IK off in Cimtcnmln, • lu.run hvr fntbcr'N' chlcln iiTantu- Uon. Itnrry t'irfdlni;. milling cn- •Klnetr en roafe in the Kninc Innil ' in Nrnrck ut n iiuU-krttlver wilnc aprnird liy Ihc <!uiih,- Imliiin • trlbf, ban trlfil niuny limi^i ft> dlmn.ilt- her. At I-iicrto Ilnnliu, AIIUoD-Inlrddurr* llnrry l,> lle: xinldo.ihtrr fnlhrr'N nttnrnej-. lt«- n«ldt> L iiliio ^varnn Allinon In lurn ^ n '^--1t» no nvnil, linrrr nrconi- ' lintalfB^llkpni nn tbp nrduoiiM raulf- l)Bfk: ; trek fhrouKh Ihi- ]iini:U- to 1br pl.Dlntlun. Jlrnolda'/* fc-iildp 1, lo"J5« on ITllh him 1nll> ftulrhr LURKING DEATH CHAPTER X OR six 'days L the tortuous trek continued through the rain- 'drcnched jungle. Six days ot heat, of acliiny from the long hours in the saddle, of fighting off the hordes of voracious insects. Even Barry, who had a natural affinity for' the tropics, felt the gruelling strain o£ the continued discora- ; fort. His anxiety for the stubborn girl riding before him mounted. As they reached the chicle cs- tancia they were using for the night and Allison almost fell from her saddle, anger at Renaldo rose in him. He waited till the servants had cleared the small thatched Irut and she was lying in lier mosquito tent. Then he searched out the Spaniard. - Renaldo was in the clearing beside the hut overseeing the unloading of the mules for the night. The nickering light of the small campfire illumined his tall erect figure, I hrew dancing shadows across his narrow, handsome face as he called orders to Jose and the Indian servants. Barry went close to the fire for protection against the buzzing insects. "Is the trip worse than usual?" he asked Reualdo. "About the same." Renaldo went on untying ropes lashed about the donkey's head. Barry's anger exploded. "Then why in hell did you let her come?" ' Reualdo turned darkly amused eyes on Barry, and shrugged. "Yon tried to stop her, too, did you not, Mr. Fielding!" : Barry glowered at him. "It I had known it was going to be a murderous trek like this," he said bitterly, "I'd have slopped her i( , I d had to use brass knuckles lor .-?'RUiTicnts. How much longer is "We ought to be at the head ieslancia by mid-afternoon tomorrow," the Spaniard murmured im- perlurbahly. ; _ "I don't believe she'll stand it till then.' 1 did not answer at , once. He waved a graceful .hand toward the unloaded group pack mules now being rubbed "They arc using a- mixture of a hard bit of going, arid murmur sand and water," he told Barry. "It is to scrape off the big red and black ticks that bedevil the poor creatures." He crossed to superintend the raking of ramona leaves for the mules' feeding. When he finally returned,.-there was a strange glimmer ot a smile on his face. He said to Barry without preface:. "You didn't know her father." Barry scowled at him. "What do you mean?" "Jeremiah Topping," Renaldo murmured, the glint of humor deepening in his eyes. "Ho was frail, too, but ho went through more than six natives could endure. She will finish the trip. I only hope it will prove sufficiently uncomfortable so that she wilt return immediately to the coast." In sudden, blind rage, Barry swung on him. Renaldo staggered back under the blow's impact. But as Barry moved in for battle, his arms were suddenly pinioned to his sides by the iron grip of Jose. As he struggled to free himself from the giant muleteer, Renaldo stepped close. There was no anger or resentment on his face. "I do not wish 1o fight you, Mr. Fielding," he said in quiet, conversational tones. "It is not good for the natives to sec white men bickering among themselves. Release him, Jose." As the muleteer dropped his huge arms, Renaldo added, "Please know I am also trying to do what is best for Miss Topping. It is only to my best interests. After all, she is my employer." * * * 73ARRY was forced to admit as the mule train sloshed along the next afternoon that Henaldo was right. Though he had carried Allison to her mule that morning, looking too white and sick to sit upright, she had stuck it out hour alter hour through the fetid heat o£ the day, swaying drunkefily in the saddle but refusing to stop. Only once did she come out of her sick stupor to notice what was going on. "Won't it ever slop raining?' she asked, bitterly. Renaldo replied quietly, "This is called the 'rain forest.' There probably is more rainfall around here than any other spot in the world. That is wl] y the zapotc tree grows so well." "Thanks!" Her voice was a muffled half scream, halt sob. Barry thought for a minute she had broken. But her sobs dwindled out wearily and her small body in the torn and muddy white suit continued to stay comparatively upright on the muscular little mule as it sloshed along the slippery (rail. He could see her pat the animal's shaggy neck after iffectionale words of praise. Shu would slick : it out, he thought 'with, reluctant admiration, just as "Renaldo had predicted. When at last Renaldo turned in nis saddle and called'.back, "Another hour will see-vis at'hornet" 1 Barry could scarcely believe it. The Indian hoys chattered juhi- lantly, sang \vailitig 'melodies to relieve their impatience.' Even the mules seemed to sense 'their, trial was about over, ' The caravan moved with a quickened tempo. Allison turned slowly and looked back at'Barry. 'There was'a dazed look on her 'damp, white petal face, and she formed the • words with difficulty but.vjith a quavering note of inirlb. "Did'you see Cassidy's ears when Renaldo said 'home 1 ? You should feel all over." He's quivering "He's made a stout march for a homebody," Barry grinned. He could-sec the mule shaking now. It took sidewise mincing step* back toward one side of the trail. Sudden apprehension clutche<l Barry. He dug spurs into his own animal and started forward, calling, "Something's there!" and pulling at the flashlight in his pocket. Even as he rode forward, the slender writhing form slid upward through the air in the arc of light toward its prey! 'As Allison's shrill scream echoed through the dark fastness of the jungle, the cold horror of a night- marc gripped Barry. His gun and Renaldo's spoke almost together. The snake lay writhing its last in the oozo of the trail. Cut Barry knew it had been too late. He reached (lie girl's side as Renaldo came tip. His arm jerked stiffly willi the flashlight. Renaldo tore it from him and swept the light over Allison's body with thorough speed. Then slowly he .moved it down over the front flank of the animal. "Take her off," ho said brusquely. "Thank God, tho mule got it." His command was none too soon. Allison was scarcely off when the small animal toppled into the mud. "Cassidy!" Allison screamed. "Can't you help him, Renaldo?" "There is nothing tbat can 'be done," Renaldo said steadily. His fool indicated the still form of the snake. "That is a bushmasler. In a few minutes Cassidy will bo twice his size. H you will permit—" Allison nodded. She sobbed as RonaWs shot rang out. The Spaniard said soothingly as he holstercd his gun, "We are practically at the cstaneia. \Ve will get you to your bed." ' But 'Allison had fainted in Barry's amis. (To Be Continued)' -i

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