The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1933 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 20, 1933
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PAG6 FOUS BLVTHEV1LLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS : JBB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NE?/3 • IBM OOURTJK NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS ' O. R. BABOOCK, Editor H. W. HAIN2S, AdrerUtinc ' Bate National Aorertlstog R«preMntkUm: Artuu* Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit; St. Louis, DilUa, Kansu City, UtUe Published Emr Afternoon Exupt Sunday. Enttrcd u second class rt'.att«r at he pott oil la at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress Oc?.ii tober B, 1911. Served b> the United Prew. SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier in UM City or Slylnevule, 16o per w«Ck or tCJH par jour In advance. By mall within a radlua ol SO mllw, 13.00 per year, U50 (or six months, 85o tor three months; by mall In postal zones two to &U, Inclusive, *6JO per year. In rone* seven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable In advance. CWA Might Continue on in Good Times The itrempmUnis u'rygram of the Civil Works Atlministrniion bcgini us a sort of improvisation—n naopy. llioii«!U, put into execution almost on Hie spur of the moment, to take us many Americans as possible off relief rolls atitl provide regular incomes for families that needed them. - Before we get through wilh it, it may develop easily into an elaborate and permanent set-up deigned to take the place of unemployment insurance and to cushion the nation r.gainst the shocks caused by sudden contractions of the industrial system. AH this is 1'oreshiulmvt.i. in a recent statement by Harry M. Hopkins, director of the C. W. A. Mr. Hopkins points out that the c.\- ' periment officially runs only lo Kel>. 15. Under it some 2,500,000 men arc at work. Probably no one would propose seriously that the pvons be pulled out from under these men :u the middle of the winter- Sheer force of circumstances will compel us to renew tho experiment and carry it at least into the spring. Nor is that all. Mr. Hopkins remarks: "It easily might lead to a scheme of using civil works as a. device for permanently providing work on important publi« projects for the unemployed. The country is- not going to be disposed kindly to unemployment insurance in terms of men going up to a window to get a dole." And there is still another angle to it. T|he scheme enables the nation to accomplish a lot of julw which arc almost certain to go undine if left to private initiative. . The work of the forest army is a case in point. There are many similar projects—the drainage ol sxvamps, thc establishment of health and recreation centers,; and so on. Now it is pretty clear that we are going to need some far-reaching program to take Care of unemployment - even, after prosperity returns. We ; either can give the jobless work to do, set up a regular unemployment insur- • ance system—a dole, in plain English— r or go back to the old, unsatisfactory ^DUTOURWAY method of letting privat'j charily care of then}. One of these going to bo with us more or less iwrinarenlly. Doesn't the civil works scheme look very much like the best of the three alternatives'.' —Ilnicc Cation., "Capital Goods" Industries Col. Leonard P. Ayrcs of the Cleveland Trust company is one of u number of eminent bunkers and economists who profess to find wei-.knuss in the Roosevelt recovery program because of its failure to revivj the "capital goods" industries. .^ The cojonel and tu.osc who share his views are fond of iinoling statistics showing that in the days of prosperity a large proportion of worker:; occupied jobs in .such industries, l-'roin figures' they argue th;it even should Mr. Kooscvelt be sucee;;slul in restoring employment m"tlu> \s<,-c,illed "consumers goods" industries lo the pre- dcprc.ssion level the pr)l>l';m would be far froni solved. This may all be tnu>. Rut in urging that something be done for the capital goods industries the eminent gentlemen arc tackling the problem from the wrong end. The only economically sound revival Unit is possible for such industries is thill which will result from revival of the consumers goods- industries. If Pi-e^idciit Roosevelt is successful in developing consumer buying power (o the |x>int where present facilities for tin: manufacture and trimsportalion of .such goods are inadequate the producers of such facilities will have their innii:j;s. Without such consumer buying wwer there is no sense at all in stimulating the production of such facilities An Old Dogma Passes It is interesting to notice Ibat the old legal technicality by which a wife was not allowed to testify in defense of her husband in a criminal case at last has been swept aside by the U. S. Supreme Court. The decision came on the appeal of a North Carolinian who had been convicted of conspiracy to violate the dry laws. At his trial his wife was not al- • lowed to testify for him. This ruling was in accord wilh the ancient common law provision that a wife, in such case, would be an interested witness and hence not deserving of credence. Very properly the Supremo Court sweeps this aside. The of cross- examination of witnesses, the increased intelligence of jurors, and other considerations, .says the court, have changed things. Hereafter a man accused of crime may call his wife as a witness—and an archaic and illogical mink of criminal law has been abolished. I would emphasize thc importance o[ rest. and preach the gosucl of faim-is which in Ihe earlier periods of life, at any rate, is nearly always accompanied by ment::l — Dr. H. K. C. Rutherford of Dublin, Ireland. Wi&NESftAY. DRGBMftBR 20,1933 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "We would have come out ahead this week if we hadn't tried that cranberry, cream delight." School Sports Responsible for Many Accidental Injuries nY nil. MOKUI5 FISIIDKIN I Proper physical examination )r- Kditor, Journal of tlic American fore n student undertakes athletics Midical Assuchilion, and ot Hy- gel:i, Hit Ht-.iHIi Magazine When yon send your children lo school'anil encourage them to participate in tiic various sjwrts and athletic exercises, it should be your duty, also, lo se-2 thai such activities arc conducted in perfect safety. For, although it is accepted ns a necessary part of general education, It Is known that physical training is associated with a considerable amount of injury from accidents. In fact, such accidents arc the greatest menace to the life of tlio young of which \vc have knowledge. Betivren the ages of 10 to 14. accidents are first nt a cause .of death, with a rate of 361 to 100,000. of any kind i-j an important factor in lowering the number of accidents and fatalities. Moreover, the amount of time lost, due to accident or disability, Is lessened greatly when prompt first aid or medical attention is made available. and lubcrciilcsis is second, 100,000. IG.G^to I The Editor'* Letter Box CHURCH EXCUSES Bj "Ho. W. 1 now sometimes find myself In a reminiscent frame of mind which Is very unusual lor a man of my knowledge and ablity, and while In ihis stale I find my mind running pack to the time I was chairman of the church board and re- memlicrlnc some of the compliment? made by (he members as to the way I was running things. I remember one member who said she never expected to set her foot In [he church until I moved or caused to be moved the small sawdust hwccs out of the aisles of the church but as some of the best- Paying members insisted that they stay, to my way of thinking, It was much better to have these box's than having th c floors scrubbed two or three times a year. Another one said unless the board bought a new stove and at least two new •limps, she would never darken the Joor. i could sra no need of spending money for lamps ns the" only one who had any reading to do was the preacher and lie had a ?oo<! lantern; as to the stove, the one we had was on a good foundation sawed from a gum log. A man of my knowledge and ability' knew that these were excuses and not reasons for staying out of church and I am sure that what wns true'in those days is true to- oay with-modern thought playing its part. (Copyrighted.) .Called Sotons Undertakers ST. LOUIS (UP) — -Missouri's legislators were referred to as- "undertakers" confronted with the task of "burying prohibition," by Archbishop John J. G!emion of the St. Louis Diocese, here recently. Archbishop Glcnmm warned that the "undertakers should-bury prohibition well." i THIS CURIOUS WORLD MAY BE LAQGEG. THAN A LAKE/ THE STRICT LIES IN PONC IS ALWAYS GRATZ,* •f PHILADELPHIA/ \**AS THE INSPIRATION PURE AND CLEAN, IS AVORE TRANSPARENT THAN SIR. WALTER. SCOTT'S "IVANHOE." Rebecca Gratz had been described to Sir Walter Scott by Washington irvlhg-, a close friend of both Scott and Miss Gratz. Finding her type most suitable for a part in "Ivanhoe," Scott used her as she had been described to him. MEXT: When does winter bt(-i n in the northern Hemisphere? By Laura BROOKMAN are WliaCs Wrong With Our Schools ITn the editor:! I would like to say ABOUT EDUCATION." . ... . Education should be „ c... In children from 5 to 14 years [and alor.g lines of each child's na- of age, accidents cause nearly three times as many deaths ns any single disease. These well-established facts caused a thorough Investigation into the whole question of physical education in relation to safety. The resulting liguies tend to show the relative dangers sports. of the variDus For Instance, on? study revealed llial football caused 12 accidents per IM)0; basketball about 3; track and field athletics about 1 1-2; physical education about 1-2. and b.T^e- ball less than t-2. Another survey bruitylu out that there are ainnt 17.323 accidents every year in .->:c- otutary schools, in association with physical education, among a student body of almost 600.000 pupils. rocltall. basketball, heavy apparatus, and Imeball rank as contributing tr.e highest number o! accidents. Dancing, archrry, anri :;olf havo the lowest rank tn relation to accidents. \Vrestli!: 3 and tumbling are g t'r.e most hazardous i; luindb.ill, volley-ball, tennis and, strangely enough, boxing. :irc By William! BLAST TKV BLOKE VJHO INVENTED THEM GROMMETS IN A HAT, THAT MAKES 'EM LIKE A HOOP? among the lowest accident groups. "MORE practical' tural bent. Our prescribed course, which we try lo make fit every child, or to make every child Tit it. Is. it seems to ms. like- fitting round pegs into square holes or square pegs in round holes. A man wanted to Rive his son an education, the boy named to n"it school and qo to work. The boy lost interest in his Inoks. got with bad company and went to jail. The lather said. "I see you have learned how to set in jail." The boy said, "And it has cost yon a lot of money to learn me how." Men have failed at one thln^, v.-ho could hnve made good at another. Students have rebelled at many things taught in schools. It is hard lo interest them in happenings in the caves while airplanes are zooming. Under such TRACY KIM;, orckrftlra lender, ImnnUter !• an author nnd former neirnpnper mnn. lie trnrka on ike murder ease with GA1\EY. »tar reporter ov Ike Toil. Among lho><- j JULIET FHA.VLT:. nnil known In fcnve vUlled'kfnir «hortlj before k!« ilenlhi HEH- MA.\ SCUIll.ACII. wko Uroie Kins » threatening lellet: amt JOI: PABK01T. iow.-a.d-iw vaudeville nctor. tl I. nlun kaoiTB thai MELVIKA IIUI.I.TSTEn. mW- f~f£? "Pln.ter. quarreled wim Kine reeenilT. ' • AL imUCAK. friend el KlnprX I. round dead IB n wrecked •utomo- blle. HnnnUtrr perqnndr* the police .clilff, i* let'Juliet earne- to -ku 1 ** l "-''». :-«oi*e. • oRte>»lbi7 B»> • cur^f, on ttif theory thnf fr flic Klrl believe* henelf free tker cam lenrn more nboat her-, DAISY CONNOR, m.ld f. tbe Cnlemnn kone, telln UalueT and flnnnl'lrr ibnl n« the nl^kt Klnc »n« murdered klj« fthacee. ni:N- ISK l.AXf;. irlci>ho»ni p.tnKKll COI.I:MA.\ in-lee ketneen-S and 0 iiVlork. nlihouek I>eBl»e told police , Colrmnn ITH« ol licr hoatf at tknt llnir. ' ItnnnlMer jirrlre*' baMe Bad • nit« n Irtlrr ivulllni: fnr klm. • xnw r.n o.\ WITH THE STOIII CHAPTER XXXVI •yliE banJwriling wag unfamiliar * and tbc poslmark blurred. Bannister was trying to mako It out wlieti be iieard-tootatepa and j |^j|! TTIS aunl •*••*•'two an asked a question or 'o and ho answered. Juliet France arose and Went to the window. "Wty, It's snowing!" she ci- clalmed. "It started lust before I caughi the car to como home." Danoi&ter told tier, though." "It's not «ry cold. "1 love snow," tlie girl said. "I'd like to be out In It." "Well." Mrs. Hewlett suggested crisply, "why don't you aid David go tor a watkJ.'.'.Sbeiurned lolier. nephew. "Yon conid take-it with snow on the trees. live- been wanting Juliet to get out aud see more ol Trcmont." Bannister looked at the Rtrl. "Would you like to go?" be iishr-ti "I'd lore it!" Uannistcr got to bis reel. "You'd bettor bundle up." nc warned. "It's not cold but after being In the house all day you'll feel tbe difference." "Sbe cao wear my sweater .•H>«4 MA auriciM* head. "But tlist must Bare i»«n a terriblo disappointment!" she said. "I tan still remeradcr my first circus. Bui then, t love circuses, even now." "Do you?" Bannisler asked. "Sodo I." Tbey liad reached Ihe park. It was a park like hundreds o( others In as many cities, but with the snow falling (a Mule faster now than it had been) Wlnthrop park had real beauty. Trees and shrubs took on queer -napes with their glistening white covcrtno. The snow slficd Uown In gay spirals, plroucttcil and whirled, blmrins tile • landscape "Great white Clirislma? trees. r.o< at Uiat big one llicre. Isn't beautiful;- ai;rccil Ui=t it was Tlicy worn on n> the nisiK- bridge over the l.i-oon vs-hlcli. o little later. '.vouSrl iieromo a sknt- iirg IJOM'J. "There us'jd to be a 200." no explained. "Imi tint ivcni Hie way of all inunjnpal appropn- under her coat." Kale Hewlett j aliens Kartlic. ,.,. ,,,„said practically. "And my 'ga- there s a rl-ire I useil tn like circumstances Is hard onlcr. The curriculum harmony to keep out of modern conditions. niwl the students seem to know it better than soir.e educators. It is charged that the schools devote loo much lime lo athletics tun! p!ay. Afler bnschnll. basketball, foothnll. socccrhall. school shows, concerts. carnivals and fraternities, there is not ranch time for anything else. Certainly A survey o! the causes for v.irl- somc plav ls '" P :ilrt> - bllt il is ous accidents in sport indicates that many of the accidents are <ltj|. to the ctruipmcnt and the intinv of :i'.e |i!ace in which the games . ( re lield. rather than to any n.v.iiral lazards in the sports, if the is 130 restricted. II there is a >'.-p-, A[iKAN q v o . m l«ry llcor in the baskcli.HI r.r.irt ] ^ ANSAS IO or in the slower roDi are likely to occur. i\ study ol the actions tha qua'.c equipment or by better cli- reclion over the s.p;rt. Otj H:E 8^."!i Of TVt US S'JPKVt ca'Qr? not necessary lo board n child away from home to learn him how lo play. A mnn said his bos- was a fine ballplayer, but it had cast him S1200 to learn him how. HERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LEGISLATURE OF DO (\ GREAT , I SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE UY acr:( " nt3 r OVERHAULING' OUR EDUCA- dent how to read, write and spell, speak good ErigllMi, master simple mathematics and civil engineering. American Geography and History should be read as a story. The student should learn of the different countries and bodies of wMcr, etc.. by a JXMUS.I! of maps. Books that consume Ions hours of study .should he abolished from schools, in iheir stead, the daily papers should lx- rend in school and discussed, controversial subjects debated, and in this way keep in to-.:ch wilh current events .learning their significance lo life. The tombs ol or how- China was niled six thousand years aco. arc ot 130 consequence | now. What ! want my children to ! learn in school is how President Roosevelt rules America, and how Governor Futrell runs Arkansas. Zeph O'Brien, Biylhcvillo. Ark. 1 Abcul 500 children, playing wilh ! blasling caiw. are Injured annually in the United States. About . 80 per cent of these accidents oc- . cur In rural or semi-rural districts turned. "llavld!" Kate Hewlett ei- clahned from ihe doorway. "la anything wrous? Aren't you recline well?" llannlstcr laughed. "Wby. of course. I'm all right." Mrs. Hewlett looked relieved. "Oh," she Eald. "I saw you com- ntK up tlic walk nnd it gave me a start. It's heen so long since you've cotue In nt this hour I thought something niuet Have happened." Bannister slipped ' the letter iito tin pocket. "Can't a fellow K-ock off cnrly just one afternoon." be asked, "without break- lug a let or something tor an ei- cusc?" ' "Of course you -cnn." hlg aunt ?.sroott. "Come on hslo tile liviu:; room. I've been showing Juliet sonic old pictures—" She led Hie way lu;o the adjoln- I«K room. Juliet France sat on a low stool before the davenport, n hugo. old-fasbloncd photosrapli nlhiim In her lap. Slio looked up. smiling, as Bannisler appeared. "I've Just been seeing the picture of you," sno informed him. Dannlstcr took one look and slopped, horror-stricken. "Aunl Kate." he demanded. "1 thought you promised me you'd never show anyone tliosa baby plciures agalu? You said—" Kate Hewlett's manner was unruffled. "Did L David?" she asked. "Well, I must b&ve torgot- ten. I was showing Juliet some ot ihe old styles that used to be fashionable, and we happened to cunie across those otheri. She agreed with me that they're real swcc-t." "Tbey are," sbcs. I'll get ttiom risln out!" l»Sb cnoiisli so Mint you tun si-e Five mlniiteE later tbey set out. most of thc town.- The air was niled wilh tho soft Then wont on until. 51:1111]in; ,-H snow (lakes, swirling and dancing, the lop of the muiiurn mrime Vrc The prim row of nouses 02 cither | rn-jut spread out ii:f,,rc t:ieui i'lie-t side of the street with their prim j iva? little, in ne scc.i trees and shrubs looked friend- ! panse- of v<-hitc. tin Ifer. more attractive ihrausti tbclmvrfaii of li-!ns ' C.'.CPIIT an e.v otteil wilh x taint haze o( white. "Sec," Baanlsior said, "it's not I drew soon as it touches the ground." The girl caught several o n . ilie Hill nun liaiinlFti-r . closer lo tlip clrl n? bo cold. Tbe snow melts ali:-.ost as I pnintrii out ramlliar ia:i'l'niarks. -'(rcttinc cold.'" lie ,i>Uecl. Slip dciile'l it. -Just ihe same" nakca on tbc\Breen wool of leribc sairl. "ivc'd fetter i:r staiuii- sleeve. "Aren't they Beautiful.'"' back, it's .1 g'i'J'1 - .i-;i!'i " ~ They retracea llioii slcra Tlio sky :;arl ticou cloudy wlirn ini-y Icfl Ihe liouse out now it was misrr, . she asked, holding the arm up-. They were, but Bannister v:as surprised to realize ho« ions n lad been since he had considered 5tgns and each one different. Hoi DANNISTEK said on Impulse, "I'll raco you to the corner!" It was more thaD half of a long block but ho finished only a step or two ahead. She came un. laughing and breathing deeply, her cheeks pink. "Oh!" sho said, ''that was tun!" They reached r.nd stepped Into remembered a SODS tbey tiad'sung] Sl "" osv "jj^"*', n school about Jack Frost who came in tho night and painted ihe window panes, it made him foe] unaccountably young — younger than be had felt (or years. tbc girl told him. "I thought thai one with the little woo!'/ lamb—" L'.innister'a (roan kepi ner from fleshing tbe sentence. He I'ont down and look lh« 'album "I'icaso." he said, "let me put that thing out of sight. Aont Kate. It yon do Ibis again t swear I'll rid ot itl I'll burn It up!" "You'll do nothing of tbe tort, young man. Sit down,»na stop making so much tusa about coth IDJ. The Ideal 'Burn up my pic- lures—wcil. I euc«s yon won';!" Pannhler sat lookcu acutely down but ho oncomtoruble. Noihlc; bumIllated him quit* 10 much as thoss Mrrible picture.?. H* *M inn ti«t th9 girl vas that lie remembered as a s:in Ufa years at school darker. AI a 5ti crosslnn was slippery Itaunisler ICHIK me girl's arm. He liclrt n thc re.-; nl , the way homo, assuring himsctl u was no more than couitosy. The hc couace tlie cheerful wnniith and Mgliu Uauniater. t?o:^- Ing the £irl,om of .her coat, reo.'s hiz'etl a familiar ndor. "Popcorn!" he cxclaluicil. "ilum Kate's making popcorn rialts!" ills aunt appeared lo the donr way. "I'm not making them." slit- correclcd. "they're made. Von II find a howl lull on thc dining room table. Bring It Into Ihe living room, Uavid. I thought you'd bo hungry after your walk." "And am I?" Bannister cv Exorcise la what I've been < claimed, disappearing Into the din- needing, I guess," ne agreed.! "Now that you're warmed up we can walk!" Bannister adjusted bis long. swinging stride to the girl's. "Let mo know It I walk loo fast for you." bp cautioned. "You won't." They set oB briskly. Tlia girl seemed content not to talk, as was BaunlstCi-. Presently they passed the corner lot where. In school days, his gang had played baseball. He remembered an amusing Incident and told It. Tbeo h« went on. talking about kid stunts, about the good times and trials and Qeart breaks o't those'days- Taer« was tho time he find BUI Schwaru sia Re J a turilt race and bis turtle wandered Into church. There was ihe time the .whole gang worked for weeks, trying to. ear* money for the circus, and t n « n . tn « Ing room. He rclurncd with the bowl fillet) wilh popcorn balls. "Tahc one." he urged Juliet. "They're one ol Atint Kate's specialties. "You'll never know what a masterpiece n popcorn ball can be until you've tried cne." "They look marvelous." the glri said, smiling. Kata Hewlett looker! at her. "1 believe the walk rtid sou good. Juliet. I'ut a little culnr lino youj cheeks." ! It was true. There was a light In tbc girl's eyes, too, to match lha glow of her :hce!ia. Bannister helped himself to a popcorn ball and sank b.ick Into a chair, sighing with contentment. He was to remember the allcrnoon always because It was (ollpwed, almost Immediately, bj tbs most before it- opened, three ot tb«» 1 shocking event of those two vtt't* cams down-with measles.' M blra, tBoufk or cours« Juliet called ud tnooi jo! drama and iraierty. Her I iVo Be Continued*

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