The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1938 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 1, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)! COURIER NEWS IE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ,/: THE COC1UKR NEW* OO. .',; , H. W. WUWK, PublWur "*o;« Nation*! Advertising Representatives: fkwEU Dailies, Inc., New Yori, Chicago, De- Bit, 5 St. Louis, DllUs, Kansas City, Memphis. Published' Every Afternoon Except Sunday Enured as second class muter at the post . Hoe. at BIyllieiille Arkansas, under act ol angress, October 9, 1917. ~ <Sermi by the United Press " ^SUBSCRIPTION BATES ~ Bj carrier In-the City of BlythevHle, 15c per Etk, or «5c per month. . By mall, within a radius of &0 miles, (3 00 per ar, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; ' mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, 60 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10.00 •r sear, payable in advance. New Year's Views Jan. 1 is just another day. Tlic fining Q£ every morning's sun oilers jsl as clean a page, jusl us line ;i •hance to make something bettor out if ourselves as that first day of a new 'ear. But somehow we don't usually think >f it. And since we usually think of hat first day of the new year as the inusually clean first leaf of a beautifully blank book of the new year, ilio lay has come to be one of slock-tak- ng and future promise. New Year, 1938, finds many people tiscouraged because the country's feet lave slipped on the upward path that was leading rapidly out of the uwamp- ands of depression. Except for those people who have actually lost their "jobs, despair is largely unwarranted. If we 'can divest ourselves, of an unreasoning mood of discouragement and despair, we will fiwi that every element urging batter business in the middle of .1037 is present today, some in greater power Ilian before the sliihip. In some lines production .has been actually below the point of current consumption; further inroads into inventories have been made by a Christmas trade surprisingly little below last year's. Whether we can firmly aft our [eel again on the upward path remains with ourselves. Perhaps some New Year resolutions like this would help: .Congress: Ashamed of tiie pageant of paralysis we showed during the special session, we will roll up our sleeves and go to work in January, /to prove that not only dictatorhips; but democratically elected congresses can act and function with spsed aiul diccsion. Business leaders: By action we will ^disprove the ugly story of all too wide circulation, that we deliberately betrayed the national economy. .We will strive unceasingly to move forward, with an eye on the national welfare as well as on our own balance sheets. Labor leaders: We will stop bickering among ourselves, and put personal .ambition definitely beneath The 'welfare of working men -and of the country at large. We will not snarl up' the country's productive machinery on slight pretexts'not allied . to the general welfare, and will recognize thaHhe welfare of the-pedple is greater than that of any part, however large. The Administration 1 : We will stop sniping at business leadership in general, abandoning tactics whose tendency is to harass without specific legal objective. We will try to provide firm, intelligent leadership, now lacking in Congress, without demanding any blank checks. Ail of resolutions would help, but what would lin)» most of all would be for 130,000,000 Americans to resolve singly and individually to think a little harder, work a little harder, )>e a little more productive, a little kinder, a little more tolerant, a little bel- ter. If we will, we niiiy look forward with confidence and hope lo 1938. Layojfs In C. L 0. The layoffs that have been reducing employment lately arc tragic. Yet there could l>c no greater folly thai) to assume, as ,somc of our radical spokesmen arc doing, that these layoffs arc clue to the personal enmity, liad faith or gencriil cu.sscdncs.s of the employers who arc ordering them. As an illustration, consider the fact that the Committee for IndiiBlrinl Organization itself recently has laid off some 200 of its organizers because of the business recession. This militant left-wing labor organization is simply obeying the iron law that the business men are obeying: \yhcn the money isn't coming in, you retrench. One's political or economic outlook linii nothing to do with it. If you hope (o stay in business, you follow that rule. Even (he G. I. p., which can denounce layoff.'; with the best of them, has to follow suit. Santa's Record Fortunately S a n t a Clans hadn't heard about the business recession, or depression, or whatever it is—or was. Speaking through his deputy i Postmaster General Jim Farley, he au- 'nounced that Dec. 21 was the biggest single day in postal history, both as regards .volume and receipts. The Whole Christmas mail sot a new record., ' i- . - \ America's heart is bigger than its pocketbook. ' Given any kind of a chance, that same spirit will start the country again on the upward path in 1938. - . . A vnst amount is being done by sonic people r.t home and abroad lo create a war feel- Ing, iv war psyclwiogy.—tl. S. Senator William Borah, Idaho. » * * What t would like lo flnd is a goal American buslnr.M man. They «rc so kind, so tender, EO sensitive.—Dusollra Glnuntnl, opera star. . » • » • Give in to your wife on everything,—Carter H. Harrison, cx-iiitiyor of Chicago, giving murl- tal happiness recipe. ' * * - » Christ was a fuehrer, something like Hitler, to convert Teutons of ttic early days—Prof D. Helmut Letter, Bonn University, Germany. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark ByEUNORE COWAN STONE "Just write (banks for the lovely gift. what it is." I wouldn't ask her )UT OUR WAY By Williams THAT'S NOTHINGS VOLT DO IT —T. DO rn rr's A NATlOM/\UTR.AJT-~ WMEM BORROWiN', BORROW ALL VOU CAM! THfeY A1MT DOISJ 1 NOTHIN' UMUSUAL, OMLV THCT THEY WILL GIVE THEM BACK., LOOK /scr THAT OF SAPS! WITH A HUNDRED LITTLE MACHINES IN TH 1 SHOP, THEY GO TO TH' BK36EST ONE IN TH' SHOP TO . TW a&eesr TOOLS TO MEASURE WABITUALS THIS CURIOUS WORLD I William Ferguson NATIONAL PARK; DRINKS AS MANY AS INTO A POOL, ONUSES WAVES TO TRAVEX, OVER. THE SURFACE. STARCH. . • USED IN AAAKlNG ICE CREAM, ARE HEAT PRODUCING FUEL- FOODS. J:orR. 1939 By HE* SERVICE. INC. CAST OF I.IMIA UKX'nffi — lltr'aimt, dniiKMrr at * fnMO«K nfnctr. I'Al'T. HAKKVMOHK TJtK.VT— llrjo, Cflag "darr dfvll." M I n A »' U A THliVJ' — fmrrr- jttiirr.'M Erraiubu «lk*ri Ik '"miious Ytxlrrdari Ltada Itju-BM th»l flurry'* ffrnadiuolbtr itf loaely a*4 III. Att4 Ikrm n uolr In Ihe y«*cr Ifcr n«*JU lunrniiijc ckHUBea her CM- lire uuUouk. ' CHAPTER XV J^EGGIE GRIMES' column flourished on innuendo. "People arc beginning to ask questions," Linda road now, "about the mysterious and • cpirit- uclle lillle singer who has suddenly begun lo pack 'cm in at a well- known niglil club of our fair city. . . . Who, since the issue has been raised, is Silvia? Where did she come from into the here? . . . Your commentator is old enough to remember the nights when Linda Audubon was standing the stage- door Johnnies on their ears before the scandal of her tragic end. The resemblance — in voice, appearance, and a uniquely effortless gift for 'pulling it across' — is so remarkable as to suggesU something more lhan mere coincidence. . . . Oh, well, we merely menlion it for whiit it is worth." "The one thing," Tony said, "thnt spoils Reggie Grimes' meals, is a mystery. But you don't have to tell him or any of 'em anything you clon*t want to — not me either," he added. "She was my mother," Linda said steadily. "1 have often been toM Hi at I ain very much like her." "Then this is O-ltay by me.' Tony tapped the paper. "But how about you?" "Why should I mind?" Linda demanded proudly. ' "I never understood — what happened lo hci — until 1 was grown up. Then I was never ashamed, only — sorry . . . This just doesn't matter," But she Icnew now . that she would never write to old Miranda for that key. Almost over night the Jcgenc! of Silvia Star had taken possession of the . city. Everywhere people -were humming or whistling the '"•jlUiunl, \visltul air Tony used for Her entrance cue. Orchestras jazzed it; radio entertainers crooned it. . EARTH-WAVES, set up by an earthquake, me of three types, live of which travel through the earth, while the third travels along the surface. Scientists know the speed with'which these waves truvci ami arc .able lo determine the location of the quake. NEXT: Why do birds rullle tliclr. coals in winter? by weighed 3 1-a pounds after it was lakcn from its" mother, Mrj. Mary Boccassini, a fcv,' seconds after her death Any.. G from tubercular meningitis. Tlic baby lived 48 limns. iVnrenrei Babic, 2-1, mother of Ihe Milwaukee twins, died on the -ielivery table. Match 13. The attending physician performed Cacsaccan.section and; the infant*; were .bicughl safely inlo the world John v.-cighn! .4 pounds 14 ounces and Marparcl 5 1-2 pounds. The Uvins, now being cared for in a. foster homo, weigh nearly 11 pounds and ilcclor.s say they have all the .normal'exFCcUincv o Infants their age. The father, John. Babich, a borer,- visits them on Sundays. [JUT Linda went obediently about the routine Tony and his iister planned,for her. She prac- iced her simple little songs with .he orchestra; she tried on the :imp!e frocks that Tony had de- iigned for her; she showed herself occasionally at the most dis- reet of the fashionable amusc- nent places, always aloof under i/Irs. Campagno's proud chaper- — for being seen seemed to >c part of her job. And if, when she was (ired, she sometimes felt waves of homesick- icss for that great shadowy house where she seemed to have left so vital a part of herself — even for hat indomitable, proud old woman who was alone there with her own unhappiness, Linda deter- ninedly beat the feeling down. Why return, even in imagination, to the fire (hat once had burned her so unendurably? Beter to remain frozen and anacsthc- .izcd, except for those few minutes lach night when she came to life n song. One evening, however, her uneasiness did so far get the better of her that she weiit to a pay station, got long distance, and called the Trent house, j Jel swered the telephone. "Yes," ho saidj in answer to Mnda's guarded questions, "Miss Miranda was doing nicely. , . . Would she like to'speak to Miss Miranda?" ! "No," Linda said. "Oh, no! I— jusl called lo inquire." She was about to hang up when JclTerson demanded suddenly, "Ain't this Miss Lir.da speakin 1 ?" Linda hesitated in panic. She liad thought she vas disguising her voice so well. I "I think you must be confusing me with someone at last. "Yassum,"' said she said fleflerson, but his tone was unconvinced. "Who shall I tell Miss Mifancla called?" "I — oh, Mrs. Trent might not even remember me.V "Yassum," said Jefferson, loudly, as if for the ears oi someone listening in the room beyond. Then in a carefully lowered tone, "When you comin' home, Miss Linda?" I There came the sharp lap-tap of a cane on the polisljtd floor, and then old Mirandas imperious voice, coming nearer "Is that Miss Bentcn, Jefferson? Why did you not tel{me? I^wisb to speak with her." r . Linda hung up a: weakly for a momen u sat down is 18Vj years old, a engineering college s) wed. Tile average was from 500 applicalion sien received during from virtually every Union. The "tallest TXJNY.was deeply immersed in his plans for Jiis>New Year's :elebration, which was to be what' lie called "super-supcr-colossal." But something had come up that made it hard for Linda to take much interest in the event. There were rumors in some of the papers that an amateur radio operator somewhere in Texas claimed to be picking up faint signals from the radio of the lost Aurelius expedition. The later .. 'Jt editions had it thaj; he had sue- ^1 ceeded in translating whole words, names and phrases, and that one of the names was that of Captain Barrymore Trent Late one atitrnoon, when Linda • could endure the suspense no longer, she called up the flying field from which Barry had taken off. When a girl answered, she asked, clenching her hands to keep her voice steady, "I.wonder if you can give me some information about Captain Trent?" "Captain who? Oh, him! Well, what do you want to know?" The girl's voice was indifferent, as if she had dropped more'enter- taining matters to answer the telephone. "Is it true—" Linda began breatlilessly—"I mean, have you. any new information about Captain Trent?" "Oh, they gave him up several days ago . . . Who is this speaking, please?" The girl became bruskly efficient. Something in her pert indifference stung Linda to iricaution. ''This," she said, "is dptain Trent's wife," and could have bit- i "I ten off her tongue when she heard the girl titter under her breath, and say to someone beside her: 'A dame is asking about Captain Trent." Again that suppressed titter, and then, "She says she's his wife. Wouldn't that burn Magda Shirley up?" Linda hung up in a panic. That evening the papers all discounted the rumors of the morn'- ing. Experts were quoted as saying that the frequency on which, the Texas amateur claimed to have picked up the signals did not coincide with that on which the Aurelius expedition — or Captain Trent, either—had been transmitting. Moreover, why should an amateur in Texas pick up messages that the powerful government stations in the Panama had failed to get? . ;•,-i*. So Linda put on jler gray frock and went out to smg her simple — songs, to a crowd even bigger than' the night before. '} (To Be Continued) vrvey at the 6 feet, 6 inches anil 3 feet. Recalling i hat height of Ihe first draflcd in the World determined for admis- he summer Male In the amlicant was he shortest to average nillion men .Var was 5 Tests Show Menlaj Deficiency, Child .Must Be Trained Accordingly This Is'Ihe fourth In n series in which Dr. Fishbchidiscusses various mental abnormalities and deficiencies. BV UK. MORRIS FISIIBEKV Imbeciles may reach, the second or tlilrd jrrartc in school, and morons may get as high as the sixth grade. 'Industrially, even imbeciles may be taught to use a hnmniev and nails. Gtrts able lo reach kinder Editor, .loiinral of the America iti gallon level cnn be laught to sew. Medical Association, and of ] Most" impartnnl. however, for llygcia, tlic Health Good evidence of Intelligence is. cf covirsc, leadership. Nowadays there arc a number or mental te.sU which determine the amount of intelligence. Prom these tests comes the phrase I. Q.. or Intellectual ciuo- Uein, Tills Is obtained by dividing the mental ane In years or Average FrosK Is 5 Feet 10, And He Weighs 152 TKOY. N. Y, (UP) — Rcnnselner Polytechnic Institute's 1937 model college freshman is 5 feet. 10 nthes Inll, weighs 152 pounds and feel, 7!-i inches, scfiiol officials pointed out the (UfTcrfcce in averages and said the mn drafted were measured in tliiir stocking feet while the. projpectvc students wore shoes. Allowing ;in inch for the thickness of the hcr.s and soles of (he shoes, the collcg- youth remains an inch and a half taller than the national avenge. The heaviest applicant weighed 235 ixmiicls. Tlic lightest was S5. Woman Misses Gloking Death On Iscalator crushed to death in a. strange acci- ctcnl that may never occur again. She was walking down the escalator of a tube station, when a rush of air from a passing train blew her coat into the mechanism. The next second she had reached Hie bottom and the coal was pulled tight. As the stairs moved on. Mrs. Preston was dragged to her knees, screaming in terror. Then the coat pulled tighter still ami began to strangle her. Jirft: as she was losing consciousness the neck of the coat parted. Her daughter and. another friend siiratig to her aid and gripped the dragging coat in a desperate tuj- of-wnr. Another man rushed to the safety switch and stopped the machinery as she fainted. Mrs. Preston is seeking conipen- atlon from the railway company. Nearly 1,000.000 -people u.-.e the escalator every day. The odds against injury are calculated at 300.000,000 to 1. LONDON (UPI—Mrs.. .V. ji. p rcs ton of Cheshire, wis almost hole In'cloth. The flea has sucking, not bilins. mouth parts and caimol chew a OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople of these children, is social train- Irif;. This lh«y learn by playing Barnes and even by trying dramatics. : -'' OS the greatest Importance In developing Ihe feeble-minded child Is the selection cf the proper school or place for his training. Often the greatest trouble lies in , the environment.. Such children, months by the actual age, if the ; with the right kind of help some- Individual is under 10 years old., time* make "the necessary adjust- An intelligence quotient of 70 or ] less Is generally considered to be j a sign ol some menttil defect, 1 In taking care of mentally de- j fectivc children, 11 Is customary to necessary a fairly normal tnents and live life. Most important of all however Is to find mil the nature of the disability ani to discover the cx- teach them to the limit of their act scopo ql the child's talent, mental equipment. For some chil-1 The training Is applied' to salvage dren, care in an insltiition is absolutely necessary. Others, with more serious disorders, must be confined permanently. Training usually i begins with formation of roiilhie body habits, practice In recogniz'.ng names antli people, then discipline such as marching to 1 ithe rhythm of !lie drum, and similar practices. With some, (he most that can every possible value that Is available. Twins Survive Post- Mortem Birth Tragedy MILWAUKEE <UI>>— John and Mnrgarcl liable, twins) are living the lives of normal babies six te taiif hi Is to train them so that i mcnlhs after their delivery in a Incy will rest when it is time to post-mortem opornllon The story of the twins' birth was revealed alter publication .if rest. Others will learn simple exercises, such as culling with scissors and plain sewing. newspaper stories about the post- idios mil learn only enough (o mortem delivery of a baby girl to P pJ2}T? • ft ° m ,S' ln8 * r and in Phli ""<*W' general hospital, to avoid annoymc other people. | The premature Philadelphia te- CAY, VvHAT's 'THC AVTTTEP, WITH YOU ? EVERY TiMH THE DOORBELL' KIMGS VDU TAKE TO CCVER' LIKE A SCARED KOACH? IT'S THAT STORE LAWD- LORP VOU'RE WORRYlMG ABOUT, You <TAKI SWALLOW MEABT/ I HIM OPF-~THE CHRISTMAS DIKJSJER YOUR ST. WICKS GAVE ME WAS WORTH THE FEE/ WH-VMM- WHY^-r vVA-i~, RE.TRIEVIMQ A "RARE CO1M THAT ROLLED EGAD , . HOW THOUcSHTPUU OP, YOU REWT Bl O1= COURSE REIMBURSE

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