The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 3, 1938
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.); COURIER NEWS THE BT-YTHEVILLR COURIER NEWS THE COURIXR NEWS CO. H. W. KAINBS, Publisher Me" National Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Ctilcago, De- (toit, 6t. Loub, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. FufcUshed Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as stcond class mater at the post ofllce at Btythcvllle Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served, by the United. Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City ot BlythevlUe, 15c per »«k, or tK per month. By mall,-within a radius of SO miles, $3.00 per ytar, $1.50 for six months, 15c for three montlis; by *m*ll in postal Mines two to six, inclusive, $6.50 per year; in jaws seven and eleht ,$10.00 per year, payable in advance. AD]238764 Certain mysterious messages were circulating on government wires during the Christmas season. This is llic 1'or- biddiug way they started out; "Executive Order ADJ 2387li4— 12:18:37—Refer RF: Jk: 'J78.245T Probably many a government cni- •ploye out in the lickl and far from the Washington which was .sending: the wires watched intently to sec what forma! and official instructions were thus forbiddingly headlined. Then came the explanation: "Subject: Christmas greetings." So, you see, the beauties of bureaucracy and ^he glories of red tape are much the same whether they are set up in Washington, whether they snarl and bedevil (he Soviet economy, or whether they encase German life under Hitler. ff Alien Problem' Receding Back around 1920 there was a good deal of worry about the '"alien problem." There were believed to be about 7,000,000 aliens in the country, that is,-people who still owed allegiance to a foreign land and none to the country iff which they were gelling a living. Today, immigration officials estimate the number of aliens at '1,300,000. Why the decrease? First, quotas and other restrictions on immigration, Second, restrictions in many countries against emigration. Germany and Italy'have'fillc'd-less* than half of their small <iuotas|;Jn recent years. • ' '.'•'''"''' And third, aliens have been seeking U. S. citizenship in greater numbers, driven by fear of wav in their former homes, and drawn by the realization that America has something very rare and very precious, after all, the liberty of a man to be a man, and not just an infinitesimal unil in a swarming myriad of Charlie McCarthys. HiiH to liadio If the radio people are wise, (hey will remember the way the movies got themselves under the sway of the Legion of Decency, and call a halt to any further broadcasts like the recenl one of Mae West and Charlie McCarthy. That broadcast was, lo put it mildly, pretty raw. Its rawness was an OUTOUB.WAY /•" added shock because of the fuel that the Charlie McCarthy program has always been one of which children were especially fond. To have it suddenly clouded by a sexy, suggestive atmosphere was extremely unfortunate. I.ike the movies, radio appeals to the entire family, not merely to adults. The movie.s overstepped the bounds a few year.s ago and were brought up short in no uncertain way. Unless the radio people want to see the same sort of restraint clamped upon them, they will take pains io see that this wort of program is never repeated. ifi and liuloiw.y China is now lo lie favored with form;Uion of the lixin Min llui, or New Citizens' Society. R is Japan's answer to (he iiiiti-.lapancsc feeling that seems to lie spreading, homeliow, through those parts of China not already occupied by troops. i There has boon an anti-Japanese feeling in China for some lime. It probably began back when Ihc Japanese seized Korea. The grabbing of Kiao-cbow during the World War and the attempt lo gel Shantung probably didn't halp. Then, back in 15132, there was u little slaughtering around Shanghai, and a little grabbing in Manchuria, which seemed to further annoy those unreasonable Chinese. Now Hint Japanese troops occupy most of North China, and have re(diced Shanghai and Nanking to a shambles, further anti-Japanese feeling is found. It is strange, but there it is. So ' the Hsin Min Hui society is going lo propagandize against it. After the bayonets, in other words, comes the baloncv. 1 do not s:o in for pure science. I am here t" study hydraulic works like Boulder Dam.—U. Albert Einstein, son of (he noted scientist, vi.s- ilinc lo the. United States. * * * If I could relive 50 of my 75 years I would continue lu L'nsel.'all.—Connie Muck, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, on his 75tli birthday. » * * Your country is now free of the mass neurosis induced by that benslly thing, Prohibition. —Aldcu.s Huxley. British author, after his second trip to America. • * • » I can lie wholly objective on this depression because certainly 1 did not create it,—Herbert Hoover. « » * I didn't like to ask my father for it.—Ada Jioflmnn, (laughter of the povcruor of New Jersey, who worked In a department store lo earn money for her Christmas shopping. * * * In (he belief that I would soon be returning to Ethiopia wilh the assistance of the League ot Nations, I brought with me only what I considered would be enough for my temporary needs.—Halle Selassie, now living in comparative poverty In England. * * » Japan wants the 400.000.000 customers represented by China rather than conquest of Ihc country.—Yoiiii-; Han Choo, Chinese leader if Cleveland. O. [SIDE GLANCES By George Clark By Williams S£/, GOLDIE. WhW DOW'T YOU LOOSES] UP AW' BUY A PAIB OF SKATES AM' EWOOV VOUMSELK UKETH' REST OF US? I'VE GOT ENJOYMENT ' WHERE ITS DRAWING DIVIDENDS; i GWT WASTE MONEY OK) SKATES AWO EXPECT TO OWM THIS LAKE SOME DAV~ COW'T WOCRV ABOUT ME-I'M HAV1M6 MORE FUN) THAW YOU ARE.' 1 KMOW HE WILL, FROM NOW OM^HE'S RUIMIM 1 MV VOUMG LIFE, . WHILE I'M \ RUIMIM' MY LIFE.' MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1933 B, ELINORE COWAN STONE Copyright, 1937, NEA Swvic., Int "l,o»k, dear—the judge traded me a match folder from the Normiimlie for three of my Atlantic City holel.s." THIS CURIOUS WORLD M William Ferguson __- THEIR. COATS IN WINTER. IM ORDER. TO ENTANJGLE AIR. BETTWEIOM THE FEATHERS/ S/NJCIE AlFi IS A POOR. CONDUCTOR OF HEAT, THESE AIR.-FILLED SPACES HELP THE BIRD TO' RETAIM rrs BOCy HEAT. U SWUNKS PREFER, TO _ „ OF THE EVE IS SO-CALLED FROM THE LATIN WORD "/°£/^//,£/4 * MEANING "L/7TLECtoLL','.. BECAUSE VOL) CAN SEE A, SMALL. /WMATURE OF VOUfe.- SELF WHEA1 VOU LOOK IM A MOTHERS EVES. BIRDS have a liisher temperature (linn any other creature about 112 ctegrees. By holding this heat, they are able io wiLlistand bitter cold weather. NEXT: Uow do caterpillars breathe? Maniac Depressive Insanity Patient Finds Existence Governed by Mooils Tills is Ihc fifth in a series in which Ur. Fishhcln discusses various mental disturbances. » s f (\o. -US) BY Dli. MOKKIS FIS1IBK1X Ertitor. Journal cf Ih; Amrrirnn Medina I AsKurialinn. and of Hygcia, the Healtli Musav.ine Among the niost, ancient of <\ll the forms of mental dlslurlinnrcs are those known as Ihp manic ; jc- l>rc,ssive-|>syclioscs. \Vriters de.scriii- ed lliese conditions more than noo years ago. From 10,000 to 12.000 people \\iih this form of insanity are admitted lo institutions every" year. Wsmeu suffer more from lliis comliiirm than men do. by about an per cent Women affected arc mostly between 40 and 50 years old. lu men, n>,- condttion usually appears later. I It is generally believed thai (hi; I form ot Insanity is related to tlv^ 1 Inheritance of (lie person concerned. The typical patient may arise in tlv movninj apparently' nornul but quite soon seems to be too lull of Rocd humor niul bubmim with energy. 'Hicn Hie pa lien I siid.-lriilv may become irritable and abusiv- This period will b e foltowe<i Ivy onn of more good humor and with'some expanded ideas as to the patients powers. Although confined in an institu- tlcn, the patient may plan extoiviv* purchases, write great number,* of letters, and. carry on great businr ,< but Ills plans have no relation wini ever to realities. Vague and extraordinary pi-is .deveioj) and the palient \vrut ; . in sorts cf queer articles, es-m, and letters—often incoherent and disordered. - • It is custcmary in such- cases lo make certain that the physical court I Men of Hie p.itlcnl. is .'ound. and to recommend tlint the patient be put into an institution where unquestionably be will tto much better than al home. Relatives, friends, aiul over- conscientious people make the handling of patients with varying degrees of iiisamty a difficult, if not impossible, problem, since in their depressed periods the patients are exceedingly mournful, they must lie guarded against liarm to others-and against suicide. This moans frequently a constant attendant, particularly in institutions .where patients are not protected by their surroundings. Treatment of all forms of mental disturbance includes the host possible hygiene, with rest, oxcr- cise. baths; use of proper sedative drugs; development of an occupation that will hold the patient's interest, ap.d above all, proper al- tention to the mentaV condition. It should be understood, however. that these patients do not tend to complete rccoverv and that frequently, liaviu? left an institution, they are compelled to teturn. NEXT: Schizophrenia or dc- tnctxtia praccox. IMS'! 1 <•(•• ClMKACTliIi.4 I.I.MIA III-: VI'O.V — II >• r 11 I n r, tlniiKhti-r nt n Tummi* Kfufrfr. c!Ai"r. iiAiLHvuoni; TIUSNT— Ilrru, ilyinK n «Jnr«-i!«'tU." .« I II A N I) A THIIXT — Hnrrj-- Dlonr'n ^raJiijHioIbi'r; U *'*(ronK Yo.ijprdnj [ Ilritorlfi of Barry'K TPMMti- lire tiroi'eil fHUe uud Undjl ifliinm lo her «|III;|UK wllli n neuvy hc:<r(, C1IAPTKR XVI JT SEIiMED to Lindii thai sing- in(J steadied and quieted her, oven while it aclcd 'as an oullel for her pent-up suffering, That night an elderly man sent up a request for "The fiosary." Linda sang it from beginning to end without a break in the soft, bell-like pmity of liev voice. SJit; was standing in the wings when the lights wont up after her last sons. Looking out across the crowded room, she saw Hila BJancliard. Oh. well, Linda thought, sooner oi 1 later soyiolliing of (his sort was bound to happen. Nordhof was n tare 70 miles from the city. People were eonsinntly running up here for shopping and the theater. Nevertheless, she was uneasy. From the first lime Linda had sung, letters had begun pouring in for her. When Linda showed no interest in them, Tony took them in charge, and his dark eyes twinkled .with delight as each day they increased in number. Some he answered in Linda's name; some ho tore up and threw into His; waslcbiislic-t. A few lie read aloud to Linda. ' * * * JT^INDA accepted his decisions as a matter of course. These were mutters lor which she tad no strength. For since the rumors of the radio signals mcnlioning Barry Trcnl's name, she had he- gun sleeping badly again, her nights troubled by dreaming. Only it was a new and even more troubling dream this time. It began wilh a sound thai came just as she was dropping off to sleep— first a lull, deep hum, like Ihc carrier hum of a powerful radio; then the "peep-peep . . . peep-pccp-pcep" of the Morse code; and then Barry's voice, very faint and far away, slowly growing more distinct. . , . She alwavs awoke just ns the words seemed about to break through; and went io sleep again trying to recapture the dream where ithiid broken off. Somptimes this happened dozens of times in the course of the night. After n particularly bad night, the tiling would sometimes project itself into Ihc clay; so that she would break oft in the middle ol u sentence as if to listen. Tony noticed it, and took to watching her thoughlfully. Linda oflcn caught him nt it, and was uneasy. There was something uncannily intuitive about this round, funny, shrewd lilllc man wilh his wistful puckered smile. She wondered sometimes just how much lie guessed about her. One day ho said unexpectedly, "You are not happy, Silvia." When she began lo protest, he insislcd, "Oil, yes, your clear, wise little mind is contented, perhaps. You love lo sing, and you do bravely what you think you must do. But the heart — that is another thing yet. . .. For this is not the life you were meant j'or. . . . Oh, well — you will not tell me what it is you arc wanting; but when 1 am sure for myself — we shall see." * * * TT WAS New Year's Eve that the lights went wrong. night Linda was wearing a new frock Tony had designed for her. It was of lustrous blue velvet — riot bright, not dark — of the depth and tone of. blue that the old Italians loved to use for the mantel of Ihe Madonna. Jt had a bodice lop, long sleeves, a high neck — Tony had insisted on that — and a cloudy white bit of ruff; and it hung in simple straight folds. In it she looked more than ever like a deep-eyed child, bravely trying to do her best. She had just sung one line of her opening number that evening when Ihe lights all over the house flashed on brightly. Some one had blundered. Linda faltered for an instant. People turned their heads to see at whom she was looking with such startled inlentness. Then she lifted her small bright head proudly and went on, her voice, in all its lender freshness, pouring out over the heads of tlie audience pure and clear as ever. Seated very straight in a chair so near the stage thai Linda felt she could almost reach out and ioucli her was old Miranda Trent, her hands tightly clasped about tile head of her cane. People said that Silvia Star sang unusually well that night. And when it was over, people noticed, before the revolving stage bore her from sight, she made a grave little curtsey directly to the stern- looking old lady who sat so near the stage. Then Linda crept away to her dressing room and sat down, her head resting on the back of her chair, her eyes closed, her clasped hands shaking in her lap. * * * CHE was siding so, {rambling a great deal, when someone knocked at the door. She called out, "Come in, Tony!" And when she heard the knob turn, she opened her eyes. It was Miranda Tr^nt who stepped into the room. After a moment during which Linda did not speak, the old lady said, briskly, "Well, aren't you go-/ ing to ask me in?" y Linda stood up slowly then, and said in a choked half whisper, "Mrs. Trpnl! I — oh, I am such a fool!" For the first time since Barry bad gone away, the tears came, and she,puf her head down ott the back of a chair and cried as if her heart would break. It was some time before she realized that old Miranda was patting her back in a matter-of-fact way, as one would soothe a fretting child. Finally Linda raised her head and' quavered, "Oh, I am so ashamed of myself! I — what must you think of me?" "Do you good." Miranda Trent calmly stopped patting and sat down. "Every woman," she said, "is entitled to three good cries: one when she's born; one when she reaches maturity and begins to realize what she's up against; and one when — damn it all, where is my handkerchief?" She produced it, blew her nose- delicately, and went on, "And if you really have any interest in my opinion, I think you have the thing all women need most — cr — in- , leslinal fortitude." !_j Linda made a little sound between tears and laughter, because she knew that until Tony at that moment appeared in the doorway, old Miranda had been on the,point of using a much shorter and racier term, "And now, Mr. — or — Abruzzi, if you will have a cab called," Miranda Trent announced, "Mrs. Treat will be going home with me." Linda had only a moment to talk to Tony before the cab came. "Tony—" she began, put her land into his, and broke off. "Hold it a minute," Tony cut in. "Now you better just forget :ill about this. That contract — ib is as good as torn up.. .". Anyhow, this back to the dewy memories of childhood business, it goes- over big for awhile, mebbie, while it's fresh. But I knpw people. Next week they ^amVferhaps, a performing elephant." .(To Be Continued) ;- Tiny Arc Light Produces Billion Candle Beam "1'ANFCRD UNIVERSITY. Cnl. (UPi—A mercury arc liglit, no larger than a kitchen match, but whk'li, with a 3G-inch vencetor, can produce a beam of more than one billion candlcyower. has been perfected here. The light thrown from the match-like tube is greater than Hint given off by any searchlight developed to date. So greal arc the possibilities of I his new invention that H 1ms already attracted the attention not ^nly of military authentic! at Wasliingon but also those of foreign countries an well. Medical men also are investigating its possibilities for medical use, csirecially in the treatment of skin disease. The lamp had Its scientific "re \\hen it was demonstrated before tonic 10D physicists attending the meeting here of the American I'hysirs Society. 'Ihe lamp consists of a small quartz tube, not big enough even to serve as a cigarette holder, inside of which there is a drop cf mercury and two wire terminals, nil sealed. A current of l!i amperes, passed through at 1,000 volts, is all that is necessary to produce a beam of one billion candlepower. When the lamp is used for extreme brilliancies, it develops an interior pressure of 15.000 pounds per square inch. It is then necessary to encase H. in a water-cooled chamber in which a counteracting pressure of 15.008 pounds per .square inch can be developed in order to keep the tiny lump from bursting. Besides the military and medicate uses which ar c already envisioned for the lamp, it is believed that H will mid n definite place at Hollywood and also in television. In the Hollywood studios it can be used to light up the faces cf nlaycrs without causing them the intense discomfort of the hot Kleig lights.' New Liberty News J. F. Epperson lias returned from Birmingham, Ala,, where he spent the holidays with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Stephenson have returned from a wedding trip t-penf in Baldwyn and Houston Miss. Mrs. Pearl Hill moved into her new house on her farm Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. John Dcen of Hor- nersrtllc, Mo.. Miss Ethel Armantrout of Lcachville. Mrs. J. u. i Buchanan of Blythevillc, Fred lArmantroiil of Caiuden, Tcnn., jwcrc guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Armantrout, on Christmas Day. Mr. Armantroiifs brother, Ralph Armantrout, of Lcachville was (here also. Miss Willie Marshall and John McNew were in Memphis Tuesday. Read Courier Nesvs Want Ads. FORT COLLINS, Colo. (UP) — ? The will of the late Mrs. Anna B. Scott o/ Port Collins provided care "during her lifetime" for "my old sorrel marc, Dixie." The marc is to bo caved far on n nearby ranch. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople Sculptor Talks of Boom SAN FRAXCISCO (UP/ —John Cunningham. New York sculptor, declares there is. no longer an ex- r.ure for .1 competent sculptor nol making a Riwd i.vlng, A new. lucrative onri extensive field has been opened to them sctilptoring mannlkins and dress models for the big stores, he says. I SEE YOU'VE STARTEp THE MEW YEAR IM LOW USUAL „_ XVE MADE UP MY /VMKJD THAT YOU'RE GO1MG TO BIDE A JOB, IF YOU EXPERT TO GET FEED MTU YOUR STALL THIS WIMTER— SO GALLOP POWM AAAIKJ STREET Aur> OPEN DOORS UWTIL YOU FIMP MISS EGAD/ SHE'S -W HIGH TEMPER/'TIS BETTER NOT.YO HER IRE "FURTHER/ DEAR, WtTH PROF ire OF MY LA T SMALL. SEEK T BUSIMESS VEMTURE, ^ M!CH6 THAT WILL FIT '^ THE- TALEWTS OF A AAAM OF MY •SCIEMTIFIC IMCLIMATfOSJ MY K!OT< _ TRY JUSrJljIf TO -?>^i WORK, AAAODR ?

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