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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 4, 1938
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (AM.)'. .COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 'I, 1033 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher T 1ioie National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas Oily, Memphis. published Every Altenjoon Except Sunday Entered as second class nialer at Die post office at' Blythcyllle Arkansas, under act or Congress, October 0, 1917. Served by the United Press ~~ ~SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythcvlllc, 15o per week, or «5o per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $300 per year, $1.60 for six montlis, 75c (or three mouths; by mat! in postal zones two to six, Inclusive. $6,50 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10,00 per year, payable in advance. Court Ruling Prore.s Freedom Still Vital- One of the U. S. Supremo Court's most recent import suit decisions could have been made in almost no other country in the world. It proves thai freedom for individual people is still a .vital force in this country; Unit, we are still willing to take ;i chiincu tluit criminals niiiy escape rather than to cut still further into (he freedom of all men, ' The court, 7-2, threw out it case in which conviction was based on evidence gathered by the tupping of telephone wires by federal atfcjils. Such tactics were ruled legal 10 years or so ago hy the same court, in the fa- moul Olinsteiid case. The new decision hinged on a section of the Federal Communications Act which says that "no person not being authorised by the sender shall interpret any communication and divulge or publish the existence, contents, substance, purport, effect or meaning of such intercepted communication to any person." The majority decision, read liy Justice Roberts, is remarkable for two things. First, it lakes for granlud that Congress meant what it .said in passing the law. Said Justice Roberts, "We, nevertheless, face the fact that the plain words' of Section G05 forbid anyone . . . etc." In short the court accepted the plain . words of the law as passed by Congress, without debating whctlrcr % the policy seemed wise or not. It was argued that the words "no person" and "any person" excluded officers of the federal government at Ilicir vrijr'r of crime detection.' Justice Uoberls and the majority thought not. In fact, Ilobcrts set up as his guiding star in the matter this principle: "The sovereign is embraced by general words of a statute intended to prevent injury and wrong." That means, in plain English, that if a law guarantees to people certain rights, the government no less than private persons must respect those rights. In all too few countries of the world is any such principle sot up. In most countries the indivdiual has no rights that the government is bound to respect. If government agents do it, no matter what it is, then it is all right. Such principles won't go here, the Supreme Court, warns in this decision. "Congress may have thought it lesa important," added Roberts, "that some offenders should go unwhipped of justice than that officers should resort to methods deemed inconsistent with ethical standards and destructive of personal liberty. . . ." Justice Sutherland's argument in dissenting—that such a ruling hamper.^ the federal law enforcement ugen- dcs in catching criminals—is easily understandable. Hut if this turns out to be true in liractic'o, llicn the iniswer would seem to be to revise the law, granting to ct'ilain definite officers permission to lap wires under certain definite circumstances only. Thus perhaps it would be possible to avoid hobbling effective operation of the federal criminal-catchers and at the same lime protect the rights of ordinary honest citizens to privacy in their communications. [SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Tung And, Soy The lung tree and the soy bean tell a story. When most of us learned geography, the answer to (lie question, "What do ivu get from Manchuria?" was al- way;;, in part, "Soy beans." Within Iho last 10 yeans soy beans have become almost a major crop in the United States. Soon there will be no need to get them from what Die Japanese now call Manchukuo. The same geography lesson listed among imports from China "lung oil," an extract prepared from a tree and used in paint-making. Now the Mississippi tung plantations are already in production, and a single company lias bought 120,000 acres of land to grow tung trees. Soon we will be producing our own tung oil. ;; Japan, commonly said to have no petroleum resources, is now installing throng)] the German Krupps huge plants in Manchiilaio to distill oil from coal. Within a few years, the Japanese navy may have all the fuel oil it wants. It isn't safe to count chickens today even after they'.re hatched. You have, to 'wait until they're actually on the (able. The life of a really gifted child prodigy i s a Irani am! often tragic one.—Mlsclm Lsvitzkl, famous concert violinist. » » • Women today have more to do lhan men, and Icra lime to (In it in.—Margaret Hawlingo. English aclrcss-nsychologist. * » » The American people want to sec labor or- Ganizcd and strong enough to lie an effective part of the civic nnd economic life of the nu- tlon.—Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. * * * We assume that the listener is an intelligent and cultured person—John V. L. Hogan, manager of radio station WQXR, New York oily. * * * If you want nations to be friendly with cacil other, why not ash (hem to dance together? It's (lie shortest cul to peace.—Malvtna TIofTman, sculptress. OUB WAY By Williams LOOK, POP, LOOK.' HE'S A NATURAL.' HE'S GOT A KICK LIKE A YOUNG MULE, IM BOTH HA WPS/ WATCH, NOW - WATCH 'IM MV HEAD A SECOWD DEMPSEV' VE5 SIR. AND HE J.OVES IT, TOO,' YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE A THINQ TO WHY MOTHERS OET GRAY. 'Now liwlun, mister, my huslmml Is n .salesman, fcn>, ;nii1 I've lik'd for two years to gel him an appointment with Hie host?." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Ferguson < AT THE GREATEST KNOWN OCEAN DEPTHS, THERE: is A PRESSURE OF s/x TO/VSV TO EACH\ SQUARE INCH OF SURFACE. CATERPIUARS BREATHE THROUGH ALONG THEIR. SIDES.' STON€ SHOT WAS USED IN' "> CANNONS ' • DURING THE , - 14- TH CENTURY/ J TH E PROJEJCm LES 'SOMETTIMES 2OO POUNDS • EACH. c.. SEA PRESSURE increases at the rate 'of a ton to the square in* silh cacii mile of depth. Off Hie island of Mindanao, in the piiiliij- ilncs (jroui). Eoundings of 3S400 feel have -been rcjjorlcd. NEXT: Arc red squirrels gontl swimmers? Nervous Syslein, Body Development Oul of Oi'der in Dcnionlin Praecox Copyright, 1937, NEA Servlc*, Inc. This Is the sixth and lasl ai'liclc in a scries hi which Dr. Fishbrln discusses menial abnormalities. * * « (No. .IH) T1V I)!!. MORRIS FIKIIIWIN Editor, .Innrnal of thc Ainrriran Medical Assnr-iallon. ami of Hygeia, Ihc Health Ma-;:iriiir Thc cause of dementia praccn\ (5 unknown although hundreds of investigators all over the «o:M, spending many millions of rtoll-irs, continue lo give il their s?!ioijs attention. M">(. of the pcojitr ;vho liiivr 1 Hits farm cf inr^nil.-,- are ymms i".i-r«s oocur most often in those -n 15 nnd 2~> years o!d. with mm slightly predominating women. ,.\f- Icr an atlack o{ snino inlrcMo'is disease or some other srrioir-; Is <(y disturbance to be Ihc prccipiMniig faclor. As symptoms develop ,7i,i(ru..i;y, the entire nervous system ^r^s disordered. 'Hie paltcntr. may ^'.<\\\ weight lapidly. Insoinuia, rtiMini- anccs of the circulation and the sexual activities nuy occur, Most IrcquenUy the patients fc-r:i, ,)t first apathetic and indifferenV I ',- ICT tliey develop condilioiu. of anxiety and stupor. nes. however, thrrc sic ar clcfcct.s of s|x>ech K> (i ,t they rhyme and pun frenvin.t'iy repealing slatemrnls or ritn-.-nmis mode to them anil talking i« , ] ,- v or loo lourt. too slow or r |or> i^i with raonolony or wilh rhythm ' Patients incline to foim n c-v words that do not appear in ti'e dictionary. They also (icviln strange condition;; (hill arc fcimu'n as slrreolypics in which llirv T- ncal. wor:L, or acts incessantly for days, make facc.s. rub Itieir hands, lap .Uieir [ret, or assume queer postures. Some of these pulienls will stand in me. place in Ihe same posture jrar after year. In other cases, without any warning. Ihc patient may suddenly leap or dim or strike some one and go into a condition of furor. These palimis have been Irratcd hy thc batli method, by the production of fever, by psychic iticthod6 and hy occupational methods. Recently, experimentation h a s begun wilh new forms of .treatment, inelndinr; complete change in lii c melatalism of the patients This is broiiaht about by producing a shock with insulin or a spasmodic reaction with the drug called met- razot. The results have been conspicuously) successful In many places althn;,-;.!] d, c permanent re- siiUs have nnt been delcrmined. The lochuie. of Ihls method o Irealment i,s difficult and the pas bibilitics o[ harm to appa lc "t tha these mctliods of treament nre never lo be tripri except In institutions where the possibilities for harm as well as for good arc understood. In mine institutions, however, it has already hrni possible to dismiss !rom 3d in 50 per tent of those treated. \uth the undcrtlancl- inj; that if UK symptoms recur the patient uiii conic back. 'In many CAST OF CIMHACTIUiS I.I.VD.V III.:\ri).V — III- r Din p, UIIIJKlllfr ilt l\ r:iinnii>< Mincer, CAI'T. UAIIHVMI)Hi: TIIKXT— llfru. HyliiR "ilnrril.'vll." 51 I II ,V ,\ II \ TnllX'J'— llnrr.v- ' Vcnlc-rJayi 3lr*. Tmi( nnd I.ln&n tin- rci'(ni'-'f!r<l Jiml f.ludii rfftirrm in Ilitrrj 1 * hmtic with Ihe Krund »M la if. CHAPTER XVII "YOUR little friend Mr. Abruz- u," the Duchess observed vvlien lie had sliut Hie car door upon them, "is a rather discerning person; and 1 must say that in many rp.spcrU- lie more closely approximates :i gentleman UIMI many who think they set Ihc standards for Ihe spccicji. Although I can't understand," she went on frowning, "his opening your mail. He admitted lo me wjlliont Ihc fiiintest embarrassment that Ihe letter I mailed you had never reached you because he lore il up nnd ihrew il inlo the wastcbas- kcl." "Bui Tony always opened my mail. I didn't—you mean you wrote lo me?" "Naturally I wrole lo you aflcr Hila Bl;mdi;ii<i came home with' her amimnj; slory, and Ihe whole lown began buzzing wilh il. Thc pliirc for my grandson's -.vife is in his home.' 1 "I" 1 !!EN you linciv," Linda broke in. ''You knew when—" "When Rila Blanchanl shigccl Iio- lillle liagi-comcd.v, you mean? 1 riid. And prayed in my heart that you would rise ;uid blast her with ;i few well-chosen words. But you cliti not. . . And wondering why," said old Miranda irrilably, "and why you chose lo treat, me like ;i child, cost me a perfectly Rood night's sleep. After lhat I—well, 1 preferred ID h;ivc you tell me, yourself. You see, Judge Baldwin had wriflcn me of your marriage Irom the hospital bcforc'he died." "Bui I hadn't any proof—nothing but my own word, I—" "And I suppose il never occurred lo you," snapped old Miranda, "that if I hadn't been willing to lake your word ngmnst n slack of Bibles, you wouldn't have been in my house nt all. . . . And you never did mean lo come to me?" "No," Linda said s I c n d i 1 y. "Never. Especially after—Tony's. I knew you thought—" "And^why," demanded Miranda Trent, "should you presume lo know what I might or might not think? Did you imagine that 1 should hold it against you that, in spile ot having been brought up like a china mantei-picce, you had backbone enough to go out and carve yourself a slice of the world?" When IJnilii would have spoken, the old lady cut her oft willi an imperious gesture. "For if," she (fci'sucd, "you liad known anything about me, you would have understood (hat the one IhiiiH I cannot stomach is ;i helpless namby-pamby. . . . And even if I hadn't had to take my hat off to you for Die way you faced down thai pack ot curiosily seekers flic oilier day, I should never have thought of questioning my grandson's choice." Linda smiled a lillle dubious smile anrl knew (lint she would never be afraid of Miranda Trent again. » * * QNCD; back in (he old house, il seemed to Linda as if she had never been away—except that that bare, dried-lip Christmas tro.c no longer shed needles in Ihc front parlor. The days settled naturally inlo Ihc old routine—only with a difference. Old Miranda began to consult Linda more and more about thc details o£ their daily lire. "For nfler all, my dear Linda," the old lady said, "in due time lliis house will be yours. You must learn to administer it as a Trent should." Wilh Ihc sturdy common sense that was so inescapably a part of her, Miranda Trent knew lhat come famine, flood, or earthquake, life must go on after a fashion. It was perhaps the greatest kindness she could have done Linda lo keep her busy. Not lhat life with old Miranda was a bed of roses—or ever could be. But Linda was learning to be amused rather than hurt when (he old lady's weakness for Ihe Idling phrase got the belter of her kindness, and her caustic tongue ran away with her. One evening, almost a week after Linda's return, f*3 Miranda looked up lo say, 'ft'Hy not tune into your friend Tony's program? Perhaps thc elephants will sing. . . . Do you know, I'm not at all sure he hadn't already picked his elephants that last night." So Linda did tune in to thc Villa Abruzzi. The two women waiicti with curiosily for the moment when the house used to be darkened, and thc slrains ol "Who is Silvia?" to float across thc room. . . . But Linda's successor was not a trained elephant; it was a troop ol singing canaries. * « 3 T 1NDA was just about lo snap (he radio olt again when an excited voice broke in, "Ladies ind gentlemen, we interrupt our regular program lo bring you a •pedal broadcast from Panama. I am nol sure, but I think (here is news from Ihe lost Aurelius e.xpe- dilion. . .. Just ;> moment please." It seemed an hour lhat Linda Eat trembling, with her linger nails biting into her palms. Then an^ oilier voice called: "Hello! hello, thc United Slates of America! This is Station W.IB wilh some news which we hope may mean the end of agonizing uspcnse to many there al homo. The members of the losl Aurelius Scientific Expedition have been located in Ihc Central American jungle where their plane was forced down almost two weeks ago. "In spile of the hardships the parly have endured, all are in excellent condition wilh the exception of me pilot, Lieutenant fiusr, who was slightly injured in the landing, and who has been brought by plane inlo Bilbao. All other members remained in the temporary camp Ihey established after iheir plane cracked. Supplies and equipment arc being carried to them by boat and pack trains to supplement thc emergency rations carried by the plane lhat made Ihc rescue. "And now, ladies and gentlemen, we want lo introduce the daring young United States Navy pilot who made Ibis spectacular,'^ rescue .. . Captain Trent is natur- <Jf ally very tired, and is not anxious to talk alxHtt his amazing feat; bul I think he has a message he would like to send to those at home." Then Barry's voice: "I only want to send New Year's greetings to—two who may be lis- Icning up there—to my grandmother, Mrs.^ Miranda Trent, and lo my—my 'wife, Linda Benton Trent." Yf: hesitated, then added abruptly, "Well, that's nil, I think." "Oh, but, Cnplain Trent," Ihe announcer put in, "there are still so many things we aren't up to dale on, even down here. For instance, vie know that your plana was completely demolished by lhat storm you ran inlo; yet you landed a plane in that jungle and Hew Lieulenant^Rust out in it. I hope you won't mind telling us at least where you came up wilh lhat second plane?" (To Be Concluded) ' Luxora Society — Personal Mr:;. I.iMiii Gillispic has reluvn- d from several c.ays visit witli ier daiifihtcr, Mrs. H. C. Davidon, and family, of Blythcville. Dr. and Mrs. R. R. Bogan :ic-. onipanicil Mrs. Uogan'.s hrothvr, V. J. Sykcs. lo Memphis, Sunday nroute lo his home in Jackson, 'enn. Mrs. Ruo Brown spent thc week ml with her daughter. Mrs. Hays iowan, and family, nf Memphis. The Rev. and Mrs. L. P. Flemning left Monday for Memphis o be with their youngest daug.i- cr, Frances, who will undergo n appendectomy at thc Baptist lospital Tuesday. Herbert Selnvartz of Stale Col- EC. Join sfioro, accompanied by lis iiistcr, Mrs. ]•'. J. Mischkc. Mr. MiEChke and two children, ot BiK.kman, Minn., iind his nephew, Francis Raymond, a student at. Sialc College, were Sunday guests i 01 Mr. and Jlrs. R. T. Ballew. ' Miss Coriiino Hodges, of Forrest' City, and Mrs. Otis McElroy, nt Wynne, arc visiting Mrs. McEl- >oy's parents, Mr. and Mrs T R O'Kecfe. Tl. VV. Nichols, who has been ccnnectcd wilh an insurance company several years in Arkansas territory, has been transferred Jo Nashville, Tcnn., where he will be the field representative in T.lic twenty-eight adjoining counties. He Jcfl Monday to take up liis new work. Mrs. Nichols will join Mr Nichols in Nashville at a later date. Miss Frances Kcicl Uowon. A I popular member of the Luxorai IriEh .school senior cla. 1 ^:, va.s ha:>- ' less during Uic holidays to a 'group of her friends in the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ham Bow-) tn. Biiiro and bunco were ;\K Barnes adding to the pleasure of the guests. T V 1 The scries of parlies enjoyed by Luxora's younger set was climaxed by eclclirnfinff Hie passing of 19;n and ushering in (lie ' New Year v.'lth noise and enthusiasm at the home of Miss Billy Langston. Lively games were enjoyed until the midnight hour, when (lie fiie works took place and much merriment prevailed. An older group was invited to the home of Mrs. Jesse for a dinner-bridge, and in the games Mrs. 1/em Stanford held the high score, and received a linen luncheon set. Mrs. Lena Gillispie. low. was given an attractive hat stand. Among thn guesls were: Mrs. S. J. Smith, Mrs. R. T. Balle'.v. Mrs. J. Ivan Mifflin. Mrs. Lillian Freear, Mrs. Lcm Stanford, Mrs,' Lena Giilispic. Mrs. May BOHVII Thompson, and Mrs, Sam Bowen. There are about 5000 different languages in the world. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hooplc i i,«u\,u i^ wvuiiii^, ncctssflTy iui* Clic i palicnt Ui have another series ol ' treatments. THAT'S OFF.' ^ ~Tt-i' OWLY , THIWS HE LEFT'ME WAS A 'FLEA-BITTEM TPETECTIVE AC3EMCY -THAT I't? TRADE FOR A HAND SET OP FALSE TUSKS' AMD YOU WAS TO LOAD A SUDS TRUCK AMD TAKE OWLS OK) A TWO- WEEKSTOLIR WHEM DO we TALLYHO "2 I HEAR YOUR UMCUE PETECT1VE AGENCY ? <1 HE TM' *HOT~ WHO WAS TO /* YOU A 6TRIWC5 OF KOAPSIDE KeWKJEL-52 >* ^0 ^n •*f w«.*»»»viimt»v>«.iMt.' HE MA3OR IS IK1TERESTEP-

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