The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 30, 1937
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AGE FOtJ* BLYTIEEVILLE COURIER NEWS f' • THS eOOKOR KKW8 OO. "-. •. W. KAimS, gLTTgEVILLR, (ARK.f COURIER NEWS ,t1-Me~MiUoe*> Advertising Representatives: M DtiUcs, toe, New York, Chicago, De- St. Louie,,Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Brery' Afternoon Except Sunday u second class mater at the post at Blythevllle Arkansas, under act of October », 1817, Served by the United Pr«o? J*. SUBSCRIPTION RATES vB/carrier in'the City of Blythevilie, J5c per rwk, or tSc'per month, ;By"w»U, within a radius of 50 miles, »300 per tar, |t SO tor six months, 75o for three months; V mail'in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, *.50 per year; In zones sevpji and. eight ,$1000 *r year," payable in advance. '20,0(10 Saved Homes Are //' to tfOLC Credit ' Just how the Hpmc Owners' Loan Corporation is going to turn out iii the,Jong run, it is top early to tJl. ,' Biit one thing must be chalked up on the credit side of its ledger. That is the fact that by midsummer of 1037, 3,total ,0^ 946,752,36s covered by 20,- 844i home mortgages had been discharged, paid in full. ,s Bear in mind that the reason in "most of'these cases for HOLG ro- fii!ancmg was that the 'maker of the mortgage was in danger of losing his home, by forecloure. Thus, whatever else the HOLC does or does not do, it has helped 20,844 Americans to real home-ownership. ; The interesting thing about the torn- up' mortgages, reports Charles A. Jones, HOLC general manager, was that most of the people who nimle them had been carrying stamina) 'three-year mortgages on their homes for years. These mortgages had been Renewed every three years or so, ami were, in effect, perpetual. Today, thank's to the HOLC, thousands of these people know true honu ownership for the first time, v There is a good deal of tail' in ihe country today^ about "What Jo, we really want?" "What are our real of, the things on which practically evesyone will^gree is-tlvu it is better to have a'*country of (homeowners than fa^courfcry of renters!; "5i°G ,ter Jo have, a country of sm^ll landowning 1 farmers than a country of ten. ants and "share-croppers. Neither of< these r objectives flies in the .face *6f' thG modern trend toward industrialization, mass-production, socialization in the broad sense, which is plainly irresistible. There ib a point and a place where common effort ceases to be desirable, and' most Americans draw that line at the door of their homes. The American dream of, "a home of one's own" will not down, and it must not. •The' common idea is a false onr> that to pay |1000 down on a §7000 home, carrying a perpetual mortgage for the rest, is home ownership. That is a means of securing a more or less definite, tenure in a home, b'lt it is not home ownership. The key to the HOLC procedure is the payment not only of interest on the mortgag-j but jlso, little by little, of the nrii.cipal. !UT OUK WAY That is the road to real homi; ownership, as the HOLC's patrons have found out. Anything that helps to give the country 20,000 new home-owners can never be quite written off its n total loss. : Distributed Wealth One person in every 110 in the United Slates is now a' holder of United Stales Savings Bonds. More than t\ billion dollars' worth of these securities are in the hands of 1,200,000 Americans. . ;x, Of this vast siim, -;30.34 per cent of the bonds sold were of the $100 denomination, and 23.48 per cent of the ?25 variety. More than 85 per cent of the. purchasers have bought the §25, $50, and §100 bonds. This means two things. One is that an increasingly large amount of the government debt is drifting- into the hands of small holders. That is good, because the; more people who hold government obligations, the greater will be the pressure for sound fiscal policy. It mwins another thing. - That million and a quarter security-holders is the largest group of owners of any security in the country. They give hope 1 that some progress is being made toward the wider distribution of wealth which everybody knows is needed. f Star-Slandered Banner' The old row about ihe Star.-Spnngled Banner's suitability as a national an- thcm lias been 'fanned into a faint spark-' once again, this'''time-'by Rev. John Haynes - Iloln'% who seems"' to be a Now York preacher. The venerable 'old: tune is "vulgar," "celebrates war," "breathes hatred," avers the Rev. Holrtics. Ami Nino Martini, Metropolitan Opera singer, ;u!ds that "IK calls for an extraordinary range even in a professional singer." Yet somehow for more than 100 years we've Been singing it. And so -vfai: ak I he w'ord.s'gb, aren't they something like thisf'Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed', da do dum dum de do do. Da de dah, dah dee dah, dah dee dah tin da da . '.. ." and- so on I At least that's what 'you usually hear when, the venerable old piece is sung. Surely there can't be anything very harmful; in tliat/tor. Holmes. I \\ ant you to knoty'that I was-. lucky to. beat him.—Babe Ruth, who, says he lias beaten John Montage, "wonder" goKcr, four times. • « » ' * Boii't spank your child wlicn he comes home from; school without his rubbers—put htm to bcd._Dr. Morris A. Wcinsteln, Philadelphia. * *'-.*• No- German should pass the threshold of. a Jewish slorc.—Julius Streichcr, district Nazi leader, Ffnnconla, Germany. By Williams WES, WILL VUH DUMP THIS MACARONI BACK INTO TH 1 BOY? X GOT TO PICK. TH 1 BEAMS OUT O' TH' WOOD BOX TH 1 OAH<3.' PACK RATS IS A GITT'N' WUSS 1 THURSDAY, DECEMBEll 30, 1937 [SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "We cat out once a week just to give the wife a< rest." WORLDS™ NOftTH AMERICAN BtROS ARE MOKE OR. LESS CLOSELY RELATED WfTH BIRDS OF" THE OL.O _, BUT THE BIRO LIFE OF SOUTH, is MORE: PECULIARLY A TYPE OF rrs OWN J- WH ICH THE: METRIC SVSTEM " , IS A' DISTANCE EQUAL, TO OF THE. DISTANCE.- FROM f Non Europe,,,, birds, are to be found, not only throughout aw f Northern Ash. but in North America as : WO H; owing to ™it,blc .^Weandttten, ,» both hemisphere* Soutlr America lfa.s few ,v"'""* """' °" " I)1 ' imaSC C " SIl! " y ^^ 4 °,a zebra called;' The Family T. «. Her. p«t o«t. Intelligence Has Failed to Mature in Pel-sons Classed as Feeblc-Mindet! This is the second In a. scries In which Dr. Fishbein discusses vnriiuin forms of mental dctec- tivoncss. I No. 410) ' BY DR. MORRIS F1SH11KI.V Mitor,, Journal of the American Medical- Association, and of HyifclB, the Health Magazine Fccblu-mlnded or mentally t)c- cctlvc persons arc lliosc whose Intelligence never hns developed lormally: Symptoms v«ry nccord- ug U> the cxlcnt of mental rtc- ect. A. small baby Iliac Is normal will follow founds cr bright lights. It rill smile anti grasp objects with Li- fliigcrs.. It learns to walk'as it iovelotM, and It learns to con- rol the actions of Its bowels and ts bladder. The child who is mentally de- cctlve may be extremely late in developing most of. these normal cautions. Sometimes such a child will not; make the slightest eflort to talk until It Is 3 or morciyears old. There are other conditions,. 6r course, such as lack of licnrinff, which may. delay the onset of speech. Being aJone too much may reflect unfavorably on, the gradual development of speech; All of these facts must be studied and understood before a definite diagnosis may be made. .'•'-; In . some cases, (he Chilcl. may MCM to be developing ' normally until a is older. Thou vfnen It ~- s into school it, is unable to P up with Ihc other children to participate in the usual games and, sports or: to ksep the admiration of other children. The child £oon finds tfcati it is unable to meet new situations, : Soincliinc.^ tho Incl: of mental ^owcr causes the mentally defective child to set into mischief so that children without principle may use the mentally defective child for mischcvious performance,';. Anyone with 'a child wRosc brain is menially defective knows that it i s impossible to correct ' Ulcrc is nulcl1 (lla t- rar > Hike a reasonably satisfac- ;toiy adjustment to. life. The aim of the teacher Is to fccly the mentally defective chiltl -set, the most ..out cf the intelligence that it pos- i souses. XK.VT: Grades and charaotcr- i'lics of (he fcchli-minilcd. Hunter Seeks to BreaK 3,000-Ratller Record BRECKKNRinGE, Tex. (UP) — B. C. Walker. *b~,i! busincsr, man, who makes sport of lutntiiii; rattlesnakes,, is out to set n now record for the. number of snakes taught. bast year. Walker caught 3,000 snakes ancl hopes to ciouble the flgilre this year. The snakes are dug or Jyiumvt- crt oiiC of their dons in nc.irtiy hills, thp.n capturKl \vi!h long forked slicks. The snakes are soitl on fcveral' markets, fnoiiuitng larpti centers, whcr.vycn.iin 13 cxMnritf to make scrum. • • kJ M I rfej| B» ELINORE COWAN STONE C^ri^ 1937, CAST OK. CHARACTER;! MJVJM MlUVrow — Heroine, ouiiKUIrr of a fiumiUK Mlnjri'r. ' tv»i"j'. li.tlin j'Mdlt;; TKUVT— litro. liylntf "daredevil." M 1 H A K 1> A TKK.VT — llarrj-- iiii.r»-'« Kruudiuollirri a "•(rone " Yo.rcrilaj-1 I. <• :i v 1 11 K Mlrnnda In-ill'* fur Hie rliiM'Hl t-Hy, MitiU liU'l-f* frlrnill, llllli.'roiiy Ahru/»l, "ml In ii»!.nin.I(.|L iMu-n he nsks hfr tu (,Ij, B for l.liu nc hl« cluu. CHAPTER XIII "CING?" fnltcrcil Linda. "Hero?" "Just some little Christmas songs — to make my evening pei-- fect." In Ills earnestness (he little man looked as if he were about to burst into tears. "The more simple the better. There will be a boys' choir to help w i t h t li e choruses. You can even practice with them a little. ... It you will do this for me, I wilt gladly pay you ten limes the amount of your cheek." It was preposterous. It was un- (Jiinlrable. Yet Linda did thinl: ahout II. After all, she did need money desperately. "You mean — now2" she aslied, glancing down at her. nun-like gray frock, with its childish collar and deep flaring cuffs of white organdy. "The way I am?" "Just like that." Tony was no longer funny. He was appraising her with the shrewd eyes ot an impresario. "Like that is perfect. ! could not have planned it better, myself. . . . Anyhow, you didn't buy that simplicity at any department store." It was true. She bad bought it in Paris, the last time she had been there with her aunt. When, an Hour later, the lights were suddenly darkened, people sat back expectantly. Tony had some surprise up his sleeve. * * * TJNSEEN, the stage revolved, carrying with it the last acWa team of trick banjo players. Into the silence that fell an organ pealed. Lights twinkled in what seemed to be the viist dome o£ heaven- — and outshining them all, one blight, clear star. And there under the star, as it transfixed in space, was Linda in her simple frock, with her fair hair frosted by the soft overhead lighting, her palo young face, and that look in heu eyes of n thoughtful child. Barely visible in the shadows about her feet, like a group of- disembodied cherubs, clustered the bright faces of the choir boys. i So- Linda sang, very softly and ncnderly .~v "Gort Rest Ye, Merry 'Gentlemen" — ""The Little Lord Jesus" — "The Virgin's Lullaby" and "O Holy Night!" — accompanied sometimes by the shrill, clear boy voices. ^Something achingly sweet in her fresh young voice brought to that jaded nightclub crowd Christmas memories— as shrewd little Tony had known it would. And as Linda sang, the icy sheath that had numbed her for days fell away in the joy of that imperishable music.... There was no applause. Linda did not know that Tony's programs were always broadcast, nor that when she had finished, people all over the land as well as in that crowded room, wiped their eyes and smiled wavcringly at each other. She only knew that when it was over, she began to tremble, and that someone steadied her and led her to a chair. She remembered people standing over her as she lay back, suddenly limp and unbelievably tired. Then she was in EI car, going somewhere. And so ended the strangest, wildest, most incredible Christmas of Linda Bcnton's life. * • * J^INDA opened her eyes the next afternoon in a strange room, with a strange woman sitting by her bed. The woman introduced herself with bursting pride as the sister of Tony Abruzzi, Mrs. Campagno was fully as round, almost as funny, and quite as kind as her brother. When Linda wanted,to get up, she said firmly, "It ia worth my life to let you up till the doctor comes again. If he says, 'All right 1 ; then you get up — not before." When the doctor did come, he said, after a brief examination, "Nothing the matter with you that I can see except that you were completely worn out. Been losing sleep over something, haven't you? . .. "Oh, well," he finished with a short laugh when Linda murmured something evasive, "of course you won't tell me." Tony, who had come in with the doctor, burst out, "Then it's all right she sings again tonight, doctor? It won't hurt her?" "I should say," replied the doctor, whose eyes had hoc n study ing Linda's face, "that singing — or doing anything that will keep her mind occupied — is the best thing for her." "But," said Linda, "you can't want me to sinff again. I don't think they liked me very well. They — they were so quiet." -.',', . "She thinks they did. not,.jilce her!" Tony crinkled his eyes,at his sister. "And them out there bawling like babies Wait, Miss BenSon — listen to this:" He caught up one of the newspapers he had carried in will, him, and opening it, began to read aloud: "'When an unknown singer steps, unannounced, upon the stage o£ a popular night club in this age of jazz and swing, and within two minutes has a crowd of wisc- craekers who know all the answers reaching for their pocket handkerchiefs—that's news in this or any city. And that's what happened last night when Tony Abruzzi's new singing sensation, Silvia Star, made her first appearance. .. . And what did she sing? Nothing that all of us have not been hearing every year around the Christmas tree since we first began hanging up our stockings.' . . . And that," Tony finished, "comes from one of. the wise- crackingest know-it-alls of the lot." * * # DUi' — 'Silvia Star'?" Linda frowned in bewilderment. "Oh, that!" Tony shrugged. "When the newspaper boys- begin to ask questions, you got to tbink fast sometimes. . . . And I guessed you'd like to kcs>i> your own name in the .family." "Thank you," said tiW.i softly. "And 1 like the name!" "Oh, I get lots of good <u<ps" said the little man modestly, "This one from a song that might have been written lor you. We use it for the build-up. . . . Mystery! Get it?'" Linda laughed for the first time in almost two weeks. "Tonight," he went on, "you will not sing Christmas songs, of course; but something else cool and sweet and beautiful. ... No star this time — just the house all dark, and—but wait." "But I haven't any clothes," Linda objected. "I left—" "Clothes, she says!" Tony appealed witji hands and eyes to the heavens. "When I want clothes horses, I gel more than I can use at any booking agency. Wait! You ain't heard anything yet!" He reached for another paper and read aloud: "'In hen simple gray frock, slender Silvia Star stood outfroni the other more elaborately costumed performers like—well, like Titania among mere mortals. ... And sang like a disembodied sp.irit.' . . . Titania, now"—Tony brooded regretfully over the name. •"Mebbie,'TOW, I missed 1 a bet." • Debbie Titania would have been ;,.', better—" . • ....,,.,,..,. "Don't »' L inda cr ied sh arply. . (To Be Continued) ; 'Subway Spirit 1 Jn Job Hunting Found Harmful NEW YORK. (UP)—The "subway" attitude in job-seeking \vas denounced- by Meyer Bloomflald, anther of books on vocational gukluuco and business manage- ncut, whc he sjiokc at a mscting of the committee on contacts of Hunter College. Jcb seekers have been so "conditioned" by congestion, in (he employment field that ihcy tend to approach lifo-carccr questions in (lie frame of mind of a subway oarajngcr. propelled by a guard, Bloomflcld said. Initiative, originality, Inventiveness, and the persona! note, command as good a. market as ever, he argued. The mcusrii personnel or employment director, union; whuin tlio number ol trained men and women is increasing, can tell whether an applicant is equipped with a self-starter or has become just another item in Ilic human moving belt of a crowded city, be said. "Such items have their place, of course, in any employment scheme," Bloomfield declared, "especially if it l)c geared to use those who Have I little to give, or wish to give little, or are encouraged to give a little. I "Despite sluggish appearances, business methods arc changing and employment practices are chang- j '"S, because Intelligence gets further than mlc-of-thumb under present day demands." Golden Wedding Knot Re-Tied Before Family ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (UP)— Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Wejnstcfn observed their golden wedding anniversary by going through a sc=- oji;l ceremony before a- grcup of their children, urandchildren and liicnds. They were first man-is:! half a r.entuiy ago in Kiev, Russia. The husband is u retired tailor. Buring- 1037, more than 100,000,100 acres of small grain, such as barley, osts, rye, and wheat, were planted In the United States. Mme. Nijinsky Visions Three Races in Ballet EL PASO, Tex. (UP! — Mme. Romolii Nijinsky, wife of ihs famous Russian ballet (lancer, expressed her dream for an American school of Russian balL't (Hid revealed hopes to establish a school in this country. "Give me six little Indian girls, fix little Negro girls and six littli? white girls in this country and let me train them in the Ru^iaYi ballet," the Hungarian- woman said. : "There is more interest now than there was 25 years ago" Mie said. "The contrast in the development of these three races of dancing the Indian, the Negro and the while American girl, •,vonld" i L-e wonderful. The only weakness in the plan is the American girl's pa- rente do. not wish to turn her over to a- school for eight years. The art requires that." Head Courier News Waul Ads. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople ffi can jump about 12 Inches on a level surface. THERE'S THAT MAN AGA1M , WHO CCME HEAW TO SEE YOU "FOAM TIMES YESTERDAY MISTAH MAC5AH/ HE SAY He WAS. A OLD HOME-TOWN CHUM o& YOURS,, BUT AH's WAD v SPERJE WC e WIPP DEM INSTALLMENT COLLECTORS/ }'- YESSUH f ,i "&, JASOW, PANICS' HfYl .„, SUCH A SILLY ' m& CLAIM, TO GAIW. ANOTHER AUD1EKJCE WITH ME^^-BU^R R-RuPP? WHEN X HAV£ ^ SPECIFICALLY TOLD HIM, fto ' ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS; THAT I WOULD MOT INVEST 1U HJS FLfMSV ecHE/Vte^. KAFP-KAFpr IWFORM HIM THAT X HAVE LEFT OKJ SIR, SIDNEY WIMDaATE% YACHT T^OR A SCIENTIFIC VOYAGE TO THE S4RAGOSSA SEA' ^ZF JT m. •&&• & W ", "f as ^§ ®§i r*' SAIL TOR "ME OWLS CLU8= JE'LL

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