The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 6, 1938
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PAGE FOUR BLVTHEVILLB, (ARK.)' COURIER NBW8 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher fkJe National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Incl, New Yor*. Chicago, Detroit. St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sundsy Entered &s second class mater at the post office at fjlythevlile Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. 8eryed by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By carrier In the City ol BlylhevlUe, 15o per week, or G5c per mouth, . By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 15c tor three months; by mail In postal zones two to six. Inclusive, $6.60 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable in advance. Twenty Ypctrs Hmie Done ' Thing Let's take a glimpse at what Americans >vove thinking abqnl in January of 1918. Those things, 20 years have done: JANUARY,, 1918: Bitter criticism leveled at War Department for failure of American arms program. After eight months of war, American arms not yet available to American soldiers. Secretary Baker savagely arraigned as a wobbling incompetent, almost a traitor. JANUARY, 1938: Secretary Haker, just buried, is widely hmlcd not only as the greatest .secretary of war (he country ever had, but as a really great man. JANUARY, 1D18: General complaisance and expectation that the move will be permanent greets the recent taking over of the country's railroads by the government for the war emergency. JANUARY, 1938: With many railroads bankrupt anil nearly all of them .beneficiaries of costly government as- jsistaijce, government taking over of : the railroads is again discussed, hut is greeted with cries of "Socialism!" JANUARY, 1918: Coal shortage actually causes live-day shutdown in east- ;ern factories. "Save every unnecessary shovelful" is the war cry, as hcatlcss days are projected."'ft is' even pro-, posed to close the churches 'tosayfi' coal, i .JANUARY, 1938: Coal industry sick from lack of demand, and government, price-fixing lias to conic to its rescue while whole communities of miners lie idle on relief or engage in "bootleg mining." JANUARY, 1918: British rejoice at completing the conquest of Gorman Bast Africa after a stubborn Ijirce- year i-ftsistance/Pinicrs express scorn at the idea of it back under any kind of a peace. .JANUARY, 1838: Lord Halifax is just back from Germany where he discussed a proposal to give back some colonies. Most popular German children's game at Christmas a sort of parchesi-viiriant called, "Race for the African Colonies." JANUARY, 1918: Gorman peace offer indjgnantly rejected as a snare and a delusion. JANUARY, iflSS: German ialk of OUT OUR WAY peaceful intentions widely set down throughout the world as baloney. JANUARY, 1918: "Another stop toward the talking movie!" JANUARY, 1938: "Another slq> toward television!" Time marches on, all right, but that is not the interesting thing. The interesting thing is: "Whither does it march'.'" 35,OUO—Count 'Km Lots ol' people deplore tbe fact Uml this is the age of speciiiliwilion, They ; egret Unit we have doctors who won't operate except on the left ear, lawyers who take only bicycle-accident cases, teachers who spend a lifetime on I he ablative case. Whore are the old-time .Icd'er.sons and Franklins, they ask, who could do •everything and do it pretty well? Generally speaking, they are k'°ne, losl in the mist of complexity that surrounds modern life. Just as an illustration: In Uio early days of mo- torii|jj, every man was his own inc- dwiiic. He had to he, because tjierc weren't any ijiecluinies who knew cars. But ho could ))c, loo. For (he early can; were pretty crude and .simple. Today's car, it i.s estimated by manufacturers, has perhaps y, r >,000 individual parts in the standard four-door sedan. Aii the rest of life is like that today. Boy, patte us an expert! China.. Reading the swift-flashing news from China as hundreds of thousands of square miles of the good eartji pass behind the advancing Japanese lines, one wonders what will be China's fate? Whether, in a few years more, thero will be imy China? We look with shorter sight than the Chinese themselves. Head these beautiful lines by l,in Yulaug, written, it is true, before the present invasion, but ritill wise and though If til. Lin ccnjparus China to a wise old clotf, •whose dignity ai)il cunning enable him to survive indignities and defeats. "Whatever happens, her placid life Hows on uiii'.-iiurbeil, insensible to pain and to misery, inipcrvious to shame and to ambition—the little human emotions that agitato young breasts—and undaunted even by the throat of immediate ruin and collapse for (lie last two centuries. Success ami failure have failed to touch her; calamities and death have lost their sUi.ijj; and tjie overshadowing of h P r national life for a few centuries has ceased to have any meaning." Jii lighting,' conquering, such a foe, Japan may swallow, but she will jind digestion difficult. The iimlLsti-IL-iitcd profits tax 'was Tfie~D7.~' child of a former colleague of- mine nt Columbia University. I'rof. Herman Ollpliant, whom I call the Oracle Allen of finance.—L>r. Raymond Molcy, ex-brain Inislcr. We have all the economic requisites for prosperity—Col. Leonard p. Ayres, economist. [SIDE GLANCES By George Clark By Williams THURSDAY, JANUARY C, 1938 "I'm beginning to enjoy these literary club meetings we stopped trying to be intellectual." THIS CURIOUS WORLD > ye William Ferguson ,,,. OF BRAZIL,^ IS THE ONLV BIRD THAT SHAVES/ IT .CAREFULLY PARES OFF THE: \A>EBS OF THE TWD LONG FEATHERS LEAVING, "THEM LOCOMOTIVES CARRIED STACKS OF :; BALED TO PROTECT THE IN CASE THE NO nnn knows why the jnotmot shaves the tarbs from (lip .'wo Ion;; lail feathers. It is bred in him to do so. A youn- motmot reared entirely .apart from his kind, sutopls IKe habit n;xm maturity. ' kangaroos slpp ffroH'ingy NLXT AVhcn ilo Vaccination as Disease Preventive Slill Uncertain Value in Some Cases WE'RE WALKIM TOO, IG^.BUT ' WE'RE SPTTlM' DOW Si IT— BOY AH WASTER, RAISE FEET AT OWe f TIME, AH ' COAM CALL . CAT R1D1M''.' Thi- is the scroiul of two article.*: in which J)r. I-'isbhcin ili.s- cn'.sc.s vacrination f»v prevention c f disease. tt\<j. '116} HV UK. .MOIiitIS I : ISHI!K1.\ Kil'lcr. Jouinal of the Amcritan ilnliral Astncialjoij, anil of Hy^fia, the Health ftlagarinr Diseases iu which the use of ireifntlvc methods is not fully established as of definite value include |>arUculnrly scarlet Irvi-v. xvhcopitig cough, and Infantile iwraljsis. Experiments made on sr^vH fever. particularly by Drx'ior., Gr' F. and Gladys H. Di?k linvi; shown tl:al ttin nirtlind !»., usefulness. The IJtck test gives an Idea of the resistance of the: individual to the disease. Ho\vcvi-r, the Dick test at Its best is not a:-' certain in relation lo scarlet liver as the Scliick lesl in diphtheria. While many children have bc,-n Inocuialed against scarlet fever to give them Immunity to the dlsca.-.. net enough Is' known a.? to (•:<< duration of immunity or its olln- livcucss to reccnnnciul inoculation as a routine. There may be. however, ccrhm people who should be inoculated. For example, (be nurses an,1 thr Internes In hospitals for infectious diseases may find it best to co prelected. 6 • * 'Vfoopin?; cought also is n <:,.case in which medicine still .•;.-«i,'; ; . cf Icr n certain method ot |i c- vctilioii. Today's vaccines are i,v. superior, in preparation and \vm- cr lo prevent or shorten the duration of the disease, lo picpsiK- ticms u;cd In previous years. However, information on the effectiveness of these iircparations under various conditions is not such ns lo Misgest ihai every child bo Rii-en tncsc injections. No one knows how IODI; the resistance lo whoapint- cimsh l as | s . A siusle attack of disease is not a preventive because second attacks of whooping, cough are not infrequent. On Ihr olhcr hand, a scc- nnd attack of diphtheria is rare. Finally, whooping cough Occurs ill yoiini; chil.lrrn and In infnntj;, and (he :i!>;lii.y | O produce resisl- ance in such young infants Is not us good as In the older child. It was tlmtiuhi. milll' recently that varcin^ h-d ben discovered that would li? (itoful 'in prcvrnt- inf infantile iwralysls. It Is known : now iiiat tt:ft.c vaccines were nol j.'iafe, nor U-T. theio enough cvi- i dencc collected to be really ccr- i Inln that Ihey were useful. At present, no nn<? woitid rcconuncnd the inccublion of children against infantile iwraly:,is by the use of vaccines of Hir living or of devitalized viruses of this disease. The so-called method, of blockins tl'c nose by means cf various chemical solutions Is not to be constricted a method of raising rc- rislanco. Such Is a function cf the blood mrf of the tissues. Blocking the nose is merely setting up a mechanical obstru:- tl^ii against the vims, which apparently in ihp majority of ca?es ciilcrs by (he way of the nerves wiii:h pass from ihc upper part of the nose. Until uni:h more is knon-ii abntit this method If mechanical blocking, its routine use ori a large scale does not appear to be warranted. ]\icned Ljirt in me Qllorw BY ADELAIDE HUMPHRIES S, NEA CHAPTER I A LONG the ocean drive at Palm Head), America's winter play- ei'outid for the |«K>nl mid ncar- greal, Die lino of nutomobiles stretched for nearly ;i mile ap- prMchinK the Tuclor-slylcd tastlc of Cniislance Corby, llic richest girl in the world. A corps of special patrolmen v.'iis on (guard, besides Hie traditional men in livery and a dozen private detectives. A nock of newspaper _ men raid photographers v/as gathered outside tiie tall wrought-iron gates. The formal gardens' and vclvcly terraces were flooded in softly tinted light; an enormous marquco especially Iniill for dancing, overlooked the silvery-edged surf bciilnii; against while sands shimmering in moonlight of rivaling splendor. Have lilies and orchids, brought by plane, filled (ho Miricious rooms from baseboard to cc-;ling. Three orcheslras had been engaged. Forty caterers occupied the mammoth Jtitchcns preparing a feast fit tar a bacchanalian king. The supply ot champagne was unlimited. For tonight the formal announcement of (he betrothal of "The Million Dollar Princess" was to bo given out to the world. Outside the ridily appointed bathroom, with ils sunken marbli tub and gold-piatcd lixUircs, three persons hovcml anxiously, listening for every word and sound from within. "You really should be gelling dressed, Miss Connie," Gibbs, Hie personal maid, English, angular, sardonic, warned. "Indeed you should!" Mrs. Perry, the head housekeeper, fal, Horid and forty, urged with supplication boarding on tears. "You should indeed," Uncle Tippy added his bit. "That is if you Intend to appear al your own parly, my dear." Uncle Tiypy was Connie's favorite guardian, lie never allowed anything to upset him too much; not even his niece's whims, which were, at times, to say the least, likely to be upsetting. * * ? 'THERE was silence for a minute while (he three wailed as though holding one lojip suspended breath. Then: "But I'm not so sure I want to appear," a low, throaty voice murmured from the other side of the door, winch was locked. "But you can't do that!" Mrs. Perry threw up plump arms in horror. "RCmcmber liodnej- is wailing, (on. Your fiance. SucJj a splendid young man!" "What I should have done long ago," Uncle Tippy sighed, "was to have given you a good sound spanking. Hope Hrandon will have sense enough, when he takes yon off rny hands." "If Rodney ever beats me, I shall leave him," (lie cool, lovely voice stilled wilh emphasis. "Talking nboul divorce before the banns are even spoken! 'Tis a bad omen!" Mrs. Perry moaned, "Will you go way?" This time the voice was not quite so soft or musical; (here'was a loud splash in accompaniment. "f expect we'd better." Uncle Tippy decided, motioning to the others. lie had not been a favorite guardian for 20 years without having learned when to give in. Connie listened to the footsteps dying away. The-frown between her prettily arched brows vanished, her iips curved in a little victorious smile. Whal good were sevcnty-some-odd millions if she could nol be btc to her own announcement purly? Nol that she had any reason to ho late. Except that the water was warm and fragrant and soothing and .suddenly .she was sick to the soul of parlies and maids and Vnillcrs and guests. As for Rodney, an anxious moment or two might bo good for that young man. "This ffioulil be the happiest tlay */ ml) life. I suppose," Connie tliotighl, star/fling before tier dressing minor. . . . Bill /icr reflection held no lauglilcr. ' "'J'llIS should be the happiest day of my life, I suppose," Connie thought, a few minutes laler, standing before her dressing conducted by private tutors Si mirror with its array of shininir T . , , , • ,"?•".• • •• * "»"""f,, h^t traveled abroad extensively, she could not walk in the streets of any American cily, en- ... j „.. ^Itllllll^, \-t--t,\ (,-. monogramraed silver. Her hand, brushing hair that curled in soft, sn damp, golden ringlets, stopped in mid-air ^she bent forward to ler any public place, attend any social Junclion without being trailed by private detectives. Bagfuls of mail were opened by her secretaries. C r a n k letters. ingly, rather than eagerly; a straight liillc nose and firm chin dial bespoke a long lino of blue- blooded ancestry; coral lips that curved in an aloof, litllc anile that held no laughter, really. For she might be the richest !!irl in the world, but she was not the happiest. "There is one thing money! can lot buy," her grandfather/had told .her .when she was small enough to perch upon his knee. "Happiness. For how can you be happy, if you have everything?" Nevertheless, .this wise old fin- ancisT had willed his only grandchild ;i fortune, the extent of which was known only lo the six lawyers who were l!ic executors in control o£ the purse-strings. How indeed? Connie wondered now, (hough silo had not then. She wondered, too, why she should ask lierseU this question tonight of all nights. For Rodney Brandon, crack polo player and tennis ace, as well as heir to one of the oldest names and fortunes ill the- United Slates, was a young man any girl would be thrilled to marry. He had been Connie's first sweetheart, almost the only one she had had for although she was far prettier .than most girls, .Connie had had very few friends of cither sex and only n carefully restricted number of suitors. The richest girl in tiie world had often been tiie loneliest. Behind the Widen myth that was Constance .-.wivivn mt-.n uj.n, tvdo ^xUUSlrfnCC J '* J b- IT! Corby, underneath nil the splendor dance?" and regality of legal empire, lay acre estale of Corby Farms, with iis miles and miles "of guarded roads and its myriad locked gales. Her education had been People who wanted to meet her. Supplications for money. Threats. At limes the deluge rose to such proportion that flignt became t)io necessary precaution. Everywhere slic went, as soon'as her identity was revealed, it was necessary to move on. . • i! " • Yet .liic whole; world Knew what Conslarice Corby wore, with 1 wlj'om she danced; that she painted tier tgenails to match her" lips and wore a gold slave anklet; hoi 1 / she had wept when her Irish terrier had been killed—and had'had ;r costly tombstone put .over his grave; that she liked hol-clia music, but had once asked an orchestra to play "I Love You Truly"; slept in a bed that had belonged to Mario Antoinette, breakfasted .from a solid-gold service, loathed publicity and photographers, ami that she would, eventually, marry Rodney Brandim. Rodney was tall and bronzed and btond. There \v«s an air of breeding and distinction about him. •lie said now, coming to meet Connie at the" door of the long, curving stairway, bowing in mock servility, "YoJir .hu-mplc henchman awaits with impatience that is now rewarded. You look more beautiful than 1 have ever seen you—if Unit's possible, darling. May I claim this first So that Connie, smiling down on " - --el--- 1-~~, .i.y .jw HIHL \_,UI1JI1L, MtlUIlt^ (IOW11 Oil Uic somber, haunting shadow of him, wondered further why her perpetual fear. The fear of kid- hparl did nol quicken, her pulses naping, a dream o£ being stir, why she did not feel a flood "Uirdeicd. 0 { happiness as he took her in his nor childhood had been spent arms and spun her onlo the pol- nvaclicatly in isolation on the GOTO ishcd floor (To ISe Continued) OUR BOARDING HOUSE THAT'S A BILL OF SALE / IP YOU HAVE MEVER SEEN OME, THE REASOM, NO i-f, 'DOUBT, IS THAT ANY PURCHASE YOU MAY HAVE /V\AP& WAS FOR SUCH AN IMSIGWIFICAWT AMOUNT"THAT A SIMPLE RECEIPT ' WAS ALL- THAT WAS ' NECESSARY/ KAFF-. KAFH— THAT PAPER PROVES MY OWNERSHIP OP AM IMTEB.- NATlOMALLY KWOWN With Major Hpople IF YOU ASK ME, A- RUBBER HEEL. LIKE YOU OU6HT TO W\AKE A GREAT FLAT- POOT/ POM'T FORGET TO BUTTON YOLJR BULLET-PROOF VEST OM—BACKWARDS f MY UKJCLE PEACH WAS A PETECTIVE AMD TH' WITH SO MUCH THAT WHEN HE IT TOOK TEN PALLBEARERS TO" PACK HIM OUT OF TM' PARLOR ' AGENCY"'

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