The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1937 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 31, 1937
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Rafts*! cfty, Memphis Except Sunday totemi MiiBiJomJ eft* mater *.t Che port office* it »ytt*vnk Arkansas, Wider art of Congress, October t, 1«7 ~~~&e United By fctrrfer In the Ctty"M BWthevlKe, J5c pier week, or 8Sc per month i ; ,By m»» f >lthlh a radius of $0 nsljc*. $3.00'^ ,>our, «So f# jslx months, 7Sc for Hiree months; bi mii! to jJostii zones two to sft, {nc1«riv9, WM p>r year (n 2bn>« seven, aiifj ergh.t $1006 per year, payable in advance, J> Afcrtfef-f _, J_ 4t /• j- ,». jA r Ihoie arc ]j>iffly i'ra^rii\9 why hous- J)ft a scale'Jietedcd by tW counliy ' Hfj|U kd$lj>nv&g ! cii in the bMilWg> hades, hi^h prices for bulling m<i- Itciials, oj5pi'csSive and unueqebsaiy lo gal specification!,, speculative land prices, all these aic holding bide the biiilditig bOOifl \vhieh is licccbs.n v 16 ieco\ ei y , No way luis vet been found \o "unfreeze" any of these faetois No "niod- •, el hWe ] proposals ha^e vet been made which bung new,houses down into (he price range whciC the mass ot men can buy them Fiom n layman, who docs not pte- tend to be a binding evpeit, eoitier n «sogtesliort that iiiigbt i»ss.ibly point a iay out It if, this If the kind of "model houses" now desjgnerl an'd OiTeiecl tiie Jvw,i£»> «oik- man aie beiond his, po'ftci to buy (ahd they ar'o) why not gfl at the thing from e complete^ ne\\ angle, ,unl dc sign a house that \\ ili be just as nuiih nbtise as this man tan afToid to bus, and no nioiej •^Hosv s\'ere aut6mobiles btought with- ni the tango of the asciagfc biuci ' Bv building an automobile, stupppd of ail gce-gas\s, most of the c'onvenioiicco, ahd e\en many comfoitb—tlie old Mod el-T Fold of bleSbed memoi\ It wasn't much of a cai, evcu. aajoi^lifig to the slandaids of 'HMK,C iKi^ 4it it i tan, rjnd thousands of pcopfc io^id ibf infinitely piefwablc to the hoifee and buggy, 01 to no cat at all . Doesn't this suggest an appioach to Ivoujfiflg' What's the matei with build ing a "Model T" house, shipped of gadgetb and borne of the latest 1011- vemence's and tomfoits' A single house _that will be watei tight, ,iml clean, and bound, even if it doesn't have an electric lefngeiatoi and thei- mostahc heat control A hoiiie so (te signed that additions can be built as needed, gadgets installed as they can be afforded conveniences and com forts gradually added as the occu p?nf becomes, able lo jiay for them Would it not be possible to design ahd build such a house at a c6st, even under todas's conditions, which would jibe with the average woiking man's income' Does this meAn a retreat to lowei standards than those indicated by the beautiful "model homes" that arc be- UT OUB WAY ing .rtusignet) today? s Ceitamly not Sue!) a house, plain and un-gadgeted & it wtiuld he, woiflj imniedfotely be a»t$^ improvenieut ovct the diafti cal)itig and icoking- slums thai now 1 Muse »0 many people in city and 1 t'Oimtry.', f It A could b6 built and sold at a . price syorkmg Wei) could pay, then thdy would not have to saddle them selvtSs \\ilh A lifetime of 'debt \o buy it As ^hey^b'egan'toVct clear on lije , ^^vould gradually install th'c, .impiovcmcuts vQiv&i fi chartcc to, get m|'out'ot the iSifi in clean,, rXyv, b.ibically^oiind houses at they could ixiy^'steh \V6rkmcn ^- art " ally impiWp.'Lequiiy, and 'Itfefy us tir^f-MV^riJt on It a miiiu'caii'l nflprtUo,'i>*iy whit he, \Valiiy h'4' ui\$Uy ohW'w$tt he •can altold J^it, in hotfsi'njf, l)iat^pha»(.c Vs, rio't j'el'ibcen ofteVeri;hifri\ ftn- hnp'v ?uc]i !ui oftei- wobld btf th6 Vey lotf which, piled loose, would iclease thp pent-up demand for now housea Publication IA thii> coiumii of cdJt«rlals from other newspapers i\ afi , no t ncech-nrlly I win cndorscmci.t but Ls nn nckho*lcdcmcftt of interest lii the subjects rtiscussed Why Are Federal Schobl Funds Needled? WJiy i,!ioiil<1 Arkniiras npnlj to the Icileral govcvnineiit tor fimrts to kcc|) sonic of Its pub lie school- fiom closing? KjAnj W ortlc nmy i«K thai ruiostlon nftcr hearing tliftt the slate Department of Education 1ms nnde io\- imt •xppllmtlon fbi a WPA gtnnt of *300CQD to ichcdl uibtrlcts of the s,tate We kSiow tlni the «cl)oo'f Irtvo got the Wile Hx i'| 1C y have jiiil been told Iliat the common school ruiut appoHlonmcnl of $053 per child It, n nr« rcc ord high nnd tlmt tlic equalizing ln,,d [(,, the iurLstnncc ot pooret dteuiote has umolmted this jenr to $850,000 With all the taxc^ Ihit lie levied Tor -school puriwscs, and all the mon- Cj Uic\ bring in cant AYkilws support Its rcliooh ultlioiit federal nbSMnncc? The aii'ttn nppnieiltly f, No ndt If all <li5 trlcU nre lo leep their schools open lor n uniform eight month term This federal ntd Ji tousht for about «» 'of tlie aofio districts in the Elate A fe«, of them me not clleible foi state ctplnllzln^ fiind(nssls(ancc becaiibo thry fsilc^ to levy the 18 mill.local tax, or b«came Uieir small nmntci o^ pupils mikes it impoi clble for them to operate At the nwrtrcrt mih- Imum cxpcmlitnre of $20 per pupil But the iast majority of these 520 districts have met .ill requirements nnd still , even with their iocil 18 mill tax, their $6 52 iti>itoitl6nment n,<| thr-lr cqimll/lng ftltotmcnt* We been unable to mate the mniiablc money spread over a term longei tJian OTven months Any term shorter than eight months subjects to hcai'y discounts the credits earned by those of their jfchdol An eight month school term Is not an edli c-ilioml UiMirj Taking the country ns a wh ole it represents the shortest term now regarded as' adequate lint with all the taxes collected by the dlslrfcts and the stile, and the apportion- meiit nnd equalizing systems, more than 5(K) clfstrlcU still cm. not manngc moro „,„„ SCVC]1 month terms, tcstincs anew to • the financial problem faced by Arkansas, which has less mou- n per child to spend on Schools and less money for average salary of teachers than any other stale in the union. —Arkansas Gazette. Six months has seen a perceptible lessening of tension in Europe. Italy's withdrawal from the League of Nations made no real difference -Ncilllc chamberlain, Britain's Prime Minister by Williams / GOOD GOSV-f WOR.RV . WART- WHY "THINGS UP .ONCE \N A VvHlLE? NEWS "I; think I'd better call home im| *ct if the baby is covered." CURIOUS WORLD ..... : WERE USED BV EARLY NEvV ENGLAND 'MINISTERS PCfe-TIMING SERMGJrxJs.V. • Clfrcus. folfc have a laneViage : hV IhcJr own. To them -amcis arc humps, clephnnls are bulls, monkeys' are old folks, hippos ar- hogs, hyenas arc arnvcdiggrs. and ostriches are big turkeys And oeo- P 1<L ' akC "'''""•"* ' fr ™ ilsh 'Kta never buy tickcls, arc 'lot- Individual Attention Is-Required For Every Grade of Lb\y M Mentality .This is tiic third in a scries in winch J)r. FislWciii discusses various pharcs of menial ab- nlrmalitics nrfd dcfidcnces. - *. * * (No. ill) UV DR. MOURIS FISHBKIX Edjlt*. ^Journal of tKc American Mcdlc*! .As.sBri.ition r and of n>Tcia, the Health Magazine Feeble-minded children nre classified in various grades. Morons nre not really the feebleminded .children of lowest Intelligence: In fact, morons are next to normal in the amount of intelligence they,, possess. Below the moron comer, the imbecile, and most defective of nil Is the Idiot. Parent's may do a great tlral with mentally defective children to maintain their morals, trains them In gootl nabl'U and select occupations to which such children arc suited. It Is important to realize, however, thai class han'dllng ftf 'children of this type Is not IlUely to be jjs sntlffact.ory, as Individual handling The kind Of treatment orjhe type 'of atlentWn that will work wih one child may fall completely with Another.- Every case rmht be handled as a 'special problem. Among the most difficult of ,->!! cV^ are th'oSe vrfrtch represent injuries ,at birth. Here there may os - associated dSmage to Ili'e 'tissue of tlie brain. Since life tlssiics bf the nervous system are the most, delicate m the human body re- paiV IV likely to be slow if it occurs at all Exceedingly difticmt alr.o arc tho::e case:; of mental defcclivc- "f-M -complicated by other conditions, such as epilepsy, blindness, deafness or glandular disturbances. One naturally points out that mental symptoms .commonly seen after- infancy include not only- inability to learn in school, hut lack cf jmlRincnt. Inch of rcason- ItiR power, and little ability to pay attention. Feeble-minded children remember some ll.ings but, in general nre not C oc^ for learning facts. Oflrn they are fond of music, but m.iially can appreciate only rhy- Win. Kuch children are particularly dull in arithmetic. Many people moke tlic mistake | ol confuslni: the illiterate with the jWefltBlly ctefcctivr. A recent sur- ivcy indicates that there nre 4,000- CCO illiterate and 8,000,000 mentally defective persons in the United States. A feeble-niimlc;! per:on may not be able to support himself, but an Illiterate may do so. provided he sets \vork which noes not demand an education. II i ., 'K u » t 1\II> ^nc It \ t I'll mil II bj-llfjra b ick nilllul mrniorlix ot llnrr? CHAPTER XIV WHEN Linda'hcaid lint name with its tender uhnnsical Bouillon!, liei sudden cij of pain was irrepressible. Now tint the opiate of hei shock uid dcidly weinnoss had Worn on it \\is all thcic \\ith her jgam —Bui} s voice the 1-uiglniia e-ness in his cjci his -urns iboot liei tint 1 >st evening the agony of Uu»c --kepless nights — thobe worse than sleepless nights when in her dreams she had followed Barry's ill-starred course through cloudy skies. The doctor Was right. It she were to go oh living — and it seemed that she was in spite of the pain at her heart — she must keep herself busy, h didn't mattei r.wch how. , "All. right," she said briefly liul if I m going to sing tonight, 1 must get uj> now." * * * ^ND her success was even . crater than the night before Tony strutted like a bantam rooster. People besieged him for introductions. Tony was sorry— so sorry—bat Miss Star did not meet people. . No, and Miss 51,-ir did not pose for pictures or allow herself to fo c interviewed. Most of the newspapermen sub- milted, grinning, lo the ruling. It was a good line as long as it lasted. They did not think it would last long. 'due columnist, Reggie Grimes of the Index-Tabloid, was iViore pc'r- sislent. He was a fox-Jikc man with a long experience in the theatrical field, and a Hair for tlic .unexplored, lla'managccl to waylay Linda on her way lo her dressing-room. When she' eluded his questions and hurried oh With a «ii)t>.- apologetic Smile, he went back fuming to Tony. ' "Say what's (he girl's game?" lie demanded. "More I ^ m j wnding her free publicity on a'silver platter, and she tosses ihe a smile and says, 'Excuse it, please!'"'-'Miss Star does not ne'e'd any I,ft-cft publicity," suid.Tony sturdily; M'f..'.he.looked •"•'"•'• '- . • . ...After the show thai second cve- "'"S; Linda was wailing in the car lor Mrs. Campagno '-4- for Tony's sister had Jnsisidd that Linda _ —,,, .„,,,,» u»»u luiuu ll> oil all; her o\\p apartment — when a man stepped lo the door and raised his hat 'Forgive rric," he ashed, 'but aren t you — or rather, were you not Linda Benton'' Linda shrank back then caught by something familiar m Ins clipped inflections she faltered 'I — who are jou'' About a week ago, I witnessed wedding in T town called Nord- nof The man was choosing Ins woids carefully ' I have a feel ing tint you wcie present, too The cjiauffem leaned around from his seat to ask This guy botheung you Miss Star' ' No, slid Linda faintly "No He — he is in old friend. Plea'c Mr cinrttt tek come in here where wo can talk" * * * gHE held the car door wide, and the Englishman stepped in and sat down beside her., "I thought I could riot be mistaken," he said, "although I saw you for so short a time that day. You are not an ordinary type, Mrs Trent.•. L saw Linda Audubon oh the stage.years ago — a play in Which slie sang several sbh'gs A great singer was lost when your mother turned to purely dramatic work. . . . And you are Wonderfully like her." "How did you know that Lind Audubon wa> — rhy mother?" "Why not? Her name appeared •n your marria'gelicense." "Of course, I had forgotten. . -.. But I thought you were leaving for Eriglamfthat day." "I was; but circurrislan'ces al- ed that. And it's the merest chance — my being here and 'see- mg'you tonight. When I called at the Trent house to give you Judge Baldwin's message, I ! was told that you had left 'town • and that your address was unknown " Judge Baldwin's — message?" tcred Applications From Tenants Will cd Al Marie Farm Receiv- Tenant farmers in this county nlcreslcd in applying f m - a fnrm nirchnsc loan under provisions of he Unnkhead-Jones tenancy-act nay now secure application blanks iml detailed information from larold Spicer, rural rchabilitalio'n upervisor for (he Farm Security Vimim'sti-alicn in Mississippi! County. The FSA office is located ' t Maiic, on rural route two out f Wilson. This county is one of Hie few n the state designated recently y the Secretary of Agriculturo to cccivc from five lo ten such loans fi " ••-•»" — mvoacigu: 5rou. see, his illness came 'upon him just before .my.'fraih pulled ? <V Naturally, I went \vitlft him lo_ the hospital. He:ehtritste'd me with the duty of seeing that your papers were recorded with as much secrecy as possible — since that was Hie way you wanted it— and of getting your copy info your liands. He seemed to guess that ins end was near, and this affair of yours was praying on h> mind He kept saying over and oifer 'Miranda Trent should ha^e oe'e*'ri ld.." 1 . ,:, p>»;^ .j'But you didn't tell he*' |^ I had no such instructions. But I must admit," said Mr. Cnadwick little stiffly, "that I was tcmp'tcS ^hcnT saw Mrs. Tfcnt.Hhe is an rturing the' current fiscal/ year Supervisor Spicer said it will be the policy of the' Farm' Security Administration to encourage eveiy interested tenant farmer who is eligible to make forma! applica- "Alllioiigh all but a small fraction of the applications submitted will necessarily have (o be filed for possible future consideration, we nre anxious for every eligible tenant farmer in the county who is interested to hnvoi an opportunity to make application for these loans," Mr. Spencer said. To be eligible, a person must be the heart of n family who is a Ijona fide tenant farni'er finable to secure a loan for acquisition of a. farm from other sources. He must be menially and phyiically able to carry out the long-raite'e farm mid iiomc liroerarn arid be able to 'co- opera to harmoniously with the Farm Security Administration supervisors, those who have- shown unusual fconosty. ability and industry in the past will be favored Leans will be of sufficient size to permit farmers selected, to old woman, and bitterly lonely. You could mean a great deal to her now." Linda smiled a little bleakly into the darkness. .'And but for the fact that she was definitely ill when I called to sec you on Christmas Day, I am afraid that I should have been more than tempted." * * * T INDA'S heart contracted. . , . Old Miranda ill—and bitterly lonely. She had a sharp picture of Barry's grandmother, sitting that night alone by the dying fire, her fingers absently caressing the sleeve of Ihc coat that lay across her lap. . . . And Barry had left the Duchess in her care. As if piqued by her silence, the Fnglishman said again stiffly, 'The papers are in a safety deposit box in your own bank at Nordhof. The bank- will recognize your signature. But you will need the key, of course. . When T c9uld not locate you, I finally left that in a sealed envelope with y o u r husband's grandmother." When Linda did hot speak, he went on, "You puzzle me, Mrs. Trent. Has all this no interest for "Does it really matter?" asked Linda drearily. "Now?" Then as he moved as if to leave her, she laid her hand swiftly on his arm. "Forgive me," she begged in her soft, low voice. "I do thank you. You have taken a great deal ot trouble about me. I—I will think about what you have said... . But you won't tell Barry's .grandmother — where I am?" "Certainly not," he said in n mollified tone, "if that is your wish. Yet, as an old man, please let me say that I think you are making a serious mistake; but since you think it best to alienate yourself from your husband's fnm- Jy, there is no question that Mrs. Trent will forward the key to any iddr'ess you suggest if you write her for it." If I write.her, Linda thought; and wondered if she would. The events of the next 'day definitely decided that. When Linda came into the din- ng room next morning, Tony, who iften took breakfast at his sis- er's apartment, was sitting with * copy, of the Index-Tabloid pread out oh the table before um.^Hp pushed the sheet towards she sat down, and . : an item 'in Reggie Hines' 1 column. "I guess mebbie you'd better see his" he his, he said. (To Be Continued) chase the family-size farm of their choice when it meets certain standards and make essential improvements and repairs. A first mortgage lien will be retained by the government and payments will be spread over as long as 40 yca ,- s Three percent interest will be charged. Successful applicants must agree to follow farm and home management plans along the lines advocated by the state extension service. .Supervisor H!>rol(l Spiccr said vllhh n" 5 m " St K6 s'lbMttcd wllh n the next few weks to be considered for first-year ]<*,,« A supply of application blanks has bee,, received arid arc available by contacting tire FSA "race. , Sciith Africa Kaffir B i r | 5 wear Ihcir brcakfaste on tli'elr hArts Corning themselves with or pur- OUR BOARDING HOUSE The reason driving makes »•«( is that hitman beings e more energy ltoollgh , h " e wnse than thr 3 iigh all others. With Major Hoople N'F.Xt: mitidcd. n, c f cc ble- ,In. 1D35, revenues received by American Class 1 raitrxuds for the iranrpprtatfoil of ' express trafTic amounted to $53.32S.42ii, in com- 'wso-^ l ° th ° 1M1 hsurc of S51r ") Skate fi>.h "fly" through water .i!mo${ exactly the same .15 birds! fl>' through the air. = YOU OWED "FAU3H / WHAT ARE YOU LAOS TALKlUQ ABOUT2 HE VE, A BELLOW ' SCIENTIST, MY ADVICE OM A PAPER BEFORE THE !S)sriTUTe OF M Aline AL .^, c 'FDR YOU ^~~ WE 3>\ TRIED TO PUMP,,,,, HIM, BUT ME ' • '"-^' WAS' AS DRV As A^ WILDCAT OIL WE we WAS ALL IM SAME T AMD THAT V WAS 3cJSf YOU DUCKIMG A SUMMOWS 2 TELL»EM r

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