The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 13, 1938
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PAGE FOUR BLTCTHEVILLR, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. • H. W. HAINES, Publisher Bolp National Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dallies. Inc., New YorK, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas. Kansas City, Memphis. > Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ns second class nintcr at the post office at Blythevlllc Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Served by (lie United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blylhevllle, !F>c per week, or 65o per month. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, S3.M per yrnr, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three moiitlu: by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10,00 per year, payable In ndvniicc. Country Needs Sonic Work From Congress The retirement of Associate Justice Sutherland would seem to end the ,S»- I>rcntc Court reorganization controversy once and for all. Partisan considerations regarding the merits or demerits of the conservative and liberal views of the court factions should not prevent the nation from heaving a sigh of I hank- fulness. Die-hard reactionaries undoubtedly are bemoaning (he fact that tho Sutherland retirement, coupled with that of Justice Van Devaiitcr, leaves the high tribunal with only two staunch conservative justices. Liberals are shouting ho/annas, of course, knowing that President Roosevelt now may appoint a justice whose views are more in Sine with the principles which he espouses. Bui lo the mass of American people, :'llic fact that the court light is over is really more important Hum the outcome—if it can be said thai there has Jjceu an outcome. Presumably President HooKCvell now will be content to lei the court enlargement plan go by the boards; and that will be a major relict' to those who feared that he .might living (he matter before Congress again a I the current session. Congress wasted almost all its regular session last year in arguing and bickering over the court plan. Virtual-: ly every piece of major legislation was stalemated or sidetracked because members of the House and Senate were so intent on the court' light thai they couldn't lake time" to act on constructive legislation. The thread of the court plan controversy ran through every cloak-room cnoversation, every committee hearing, every door debate. Members couldn't even formulate opinions regarding such unrelated matters as farm legislation, government reorganization, or appropriations without wondering how their stand would affect the light over the federal judiciary. Even the President's own legislative program went by the boards in Iho quarrel over his judicial reorganization plan, and the controversy carried over into the special session lo such an extent that nothing was ai'com- , plished. The nation will be glad to know that TlIUftSDAY, JANUARY 13, the court proposal, as an issue, no longer will hang around congressmen's necks like The Old Man of the Sea, preventing them from serious consideration of more immediately pressing matters. The country needs new tax legislation and farm legislation. It needs a Congress which will buckle down to the job of formulating a government labor policy which will ease this constant employer-employe bickering and this internecine labor warfare. It needs an intelligent approach to such matters as monopoly ami anti-trust legislation, tho armament and defense situation, and foreign affairs. With the Supreme Court light out of (he way, it is lo he hoped the nation will gal some of the things it needs. 1 A l^ad'utr Race. There was an old sunn during the World War with one verse which began, "The French, they are a jicc'iiliar race, parley-voo!" They are, indeed. Here is the minw- Inr of justice in Paris who went on a short inspection tour of a "short-term penitentiary." After an affcclionalo, holiday speech to the prisoners, the minister picked out one and kissed him soundly on both checks as the cameras clicked. Considerable progress lias been made of late years in penology in America Hut we are inclined to .doubt that the practice will ever be adopted here of having an American attorney general or even a G-man go out ill Christmas- lime lo kiss a few prisoners. Babies, perhaps, but not prisoners. Hosidcs, tho Constitution forbids. H says that "cruel and unusual punishments" shall not be inflicted. Round OnQ—lta'y In the bailie nf words in which Kid Britain 'has challenged Big Boy Kolini for the radio championship of flic Near East, round one seems to have gone to Ihc Big Boy. Reporters in Palestine indicate that Arab'listeners tuned in the first Brit- •isli broadcast, but limed it out again when it proved to be a mixture of Arabic, English, and violin solos in the classical mode. The listeners switched back to Mussolini's all-Arabic program, which featured the voice of Ab- did Wahab, the favorite crooner of the Near East. Probably the British are waiting for television, so they can sign up Fatima, that weird Oriental dancer, whose gyrations can perhaps win over the errant Arabs from the spell of Abdul. Joe Lcuis will beat Schmeling next June. Tell you why. If you wnlk down a dark ctrccr sometime and foil irt. n hole, well, the next time you walk down, you're careful. — Tommy Fa IT, English heavyweight. I don't' know what their feelings were but their actions were simply wonderful.—j. Hall Paxtnn. of the U. S. Embassy staff in N:.-.ikhvs, KpeaUrr! of lite bravery ol the Panay crew. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark OUT OUH WAY BOY, AH HAW GWIME.TEE. RIDE DISH VERE HOS5 HE'S C3WIWE BUCK---LOOK. AT DEM EAB-S.' LOOKIT DAT &4.CK HUMPED UP.' MO, 1 WOULDM TAKE ADVAMTAOE Op A HOSS---HE CMWT BUCK IfO THIS DEEP SMOW, AM' VOL) CAIM'T GET HUR.T- SFO&TSMAMSHIP '/;',// Jf , , /-'v' r -/". ~~. —V~TJ"*'^IV--•—••• &&.< J& :•• hi- ••>.?• :':.' .r^N&vV-i <. fcflML # y&wm mm^mm 'I.hnriw I should retire, Doctor. And I timid if 1 hadn't lha( yacht (o set a rest." •THIS CURIOUS WORLD Bywilliam Ferguson SCVTHfANS A NOMADIC TRIBE THAT ROAMED THE COUNTRV i ANCIENT/ '*. y^ o i^rtry— «-*• V C3R.EECE1, LIVED IN OX- DRAWN HOUSE: BEFORE 20OB.C PASSED A IN lavs, f^OH/BITJNG CAMELS FROM A .IN THE SKV, 1 IS DYING \I \> OUT .-• SLOWLY ACTUALLY BECAME A-NUISANCE 'TWERE AFTER THEV MAD BEEN INTRODUCED FOR. LJSE1 Ir-J TRANSPORTATION WORK THE DESERT. IN 1035, Congress npprorplatccl 530.CCO for Ihc purpose of importing camels into the United Slates, to be used in the desert areii: the southwest. Others were brought in from time to time, Dm the 'enterprise finally flopped, find the anhnnls were turned loose to roam ns they ijlenscd. NEXT: What liingruafc ranks lirst in slang? T. M. R*c. u 8. Pal O«L Ini'antile Paralysis Patients Must Have Complete Rest and Pain KeJici This is the, first of three arlidcs In which Dr. Fishlifin discii.'se.'- muscular f mcnl fcr iiifiiulili paralysis, (No. 4ZZ( BV I)K. MOKRI.S FISHI1K1N , Editor, Jouiual of Ihc American 1 Mcrtiral Association. and of I'mia,' (lie Health iVIit£.iMnc fMlicc infantile paralysis occurs 1 chiefly in the Inte siuuinrv and early fall. Hie acute effects are i over by the time winter has come. Thus we must turn our attend :mj to the question of regiuntne lor the child as much of his miiM-ulur i power as possible. fn the campaign to raise tumls for the National F o » n tl a 1,1 0 n Against Infantile Paralysis, emphasis Is being placed on Hie necessity for Increased facilities to earn- nut this kind of rehabilitation. The amount of paralysis vanes with every child. S?m? chllct. u do not have any paralysis, son;u rue loft with just a little, ;tmi I others may have complete loss ot ' Ihc use of the arms and ir c: , ! Many of (hose \vlio are paralyyctj recover a certain amount of (hi n- i nmsciilar power. I In a recent consideration of this' subject.. Dr. Frank R. Obr,- ,t\- : vijes the course of the trcatin™-, into three stages. i Tile fliit stage is that in \vhu-h ] the child is first infected and m wlilch il has considerable p.un' and tenderness of the muscles ,i,,,| i Ihe nerves. During this pw.-.r! thsre must be Mifticieni m<-dic'i and nursing care. Eight weeks imv I be required before the Inflamnm- i tion subsides and healing lakes place. Dining it-is time (he patient may he very lender and endeavor to relieve hi;; pain by assuming all sarlf of protective positions. Since thcce pcr-itions may produce par- alysed arms ami legs, incapable ol mcfnlnefs. t(. h Ihc duly of HIP specialist who attends the child to prevent, such positions, This hr- tines by applying splints and braces nf various kinds whicli hold the limb:; in the proper position and which keep the child comfortable. If there is Ion great pain, the doctor may. during this period prescribe scd.-iiivr ririiRs wfcleli will control tlie pain, since it is absolutely nece.vary that the tissues be in Die Ijo^t possible position for ultimate usefulness. In relieving the pain, heat applied in various forms is frequently of value. It is important to emphasize that, massage and exercise should never be sMrlrrt when tr.e tissue-rare still tender and painful. At such times, inassai-c will merely increase She pain and delay favorable progress. Complete rest in bed, proper control of the limbs, and the use of heat will to a, great, extent hasten improvement. Just as toon ns the pain and tenderness have disappeared, exercise and othrr treatment may be begun with n view to gelt ing back as much of the function of Ihc li.sstie as possible. OAST Oh- CHARACTERS CONSTANCn COUIIY— hcrolnci rli'hi'«l Kltl In Ibr iroflil. HHBT ir AUDI-: STY— bcror' lirlilKf liulldrr. IIOIIMtY IHIAMIOV— Connle'M nnni-c. KATI1-! HI.VK—fonnlC's "dou- " Yrxfrrilzirt Inlrrrufci] In ilif en. K»Kl"K ynilUK limn ut her jtlde, Connie conseiitK lu dlue ivJlh him HI tbe next tuu'n. Her uilvenfure IK untlrr way! l)n>( tell* tier hi- ivould like (o hint JUT nee bin uountry, CHAPTER VII TJE looked at her, coming back to the present again. "I believe yon would," he spoke slowly. "Look here," deep color stained his dark face, "c!on'l get me wrong — I can sec you prefer people lo mind their own business, n<:i ask questions— I won't do that. But if you aren't going anywhere special, what I mean is, if you're up against it, I'd like to help you out." Connie said, "That's kind of you — but I don't need help, really." H was the first time in her experience that anyone had ever offered lo help her. It made a warm ylow spread all through her; il made her feel as Ihougli she had found a friend. "Well, I didn't know . . . be- sMes you never can tell." He riuj; iii Ihe pocket of his tweed coal, pulled out a card. Before he handed it lo her he wrote something across the back. "Keep this. Just in case," lie urged. She thanked him; put lha card in her purse. "Reckon we'd bcller be getting back," he suggested. "And thank you ever so much, Miss Blyn— I beg your pjirdon!" Jle gave her a low, clcguiil bow. "Miss Corby, I should have said. Thank you for dining with me. I enjoyed it." "1 enjoyed il, loo," she told him. "Bui don'l let's pretend anymore." She did not want him to call her by her real name. "I don't believe you want lo be that ricli girl, after all," he chicled. No, Connie? thought, after ttie people had piled into their places and once more the wheels were turning round and round, humming tlicir rhythmic song, she did not want lo be herself, not until she was forced lo again. Gone was thai empty feeling; she no longer was sick of everything, lireci of life. Why, it was gorgeous, just to be alive! a lime she closed her eyes once more, having nil- justed the deep comfortable chair to its reclining position, for this was the only bed the coach provided for its passengers during the long night. Connie had Ihought she would be too excited to sleep, perhaps too uncomfortable, remembering the luxury of the wide Marie Antoinette bed. But before there could have been time to count many sheep, or to fuss about comfort, she had been lulled to a sleep so sound it was untroubled by any dreams. She must have slept thus for several hours. Then she was awakened lo a sense of confusion, a new stiffness in arms and limbs. The bus had stopped. Two men, one a.rough looking, coarse individual, the other scarcely more than a hoy, whom she remembered as having been sitting in the back near the mother with the baby, had whipped revolvers from their pockets. The boy had pressed his against Ihc driver's baclc, the man's was leveled at the occupants in the coach. A woman screamed; a man swore. Bret Hardesty started to his feet, his dark face flushing, his fists clenched. "Sit down, you!" The muzzle of the one revolver was trained threateningly ;,t his chest. "An- othei- sound out of anyone, one move—and I'll fill the bunch of you with lead." The gunman looked capable of doing just that. "Please sit down!" Connie tugged at Bret Hardesty's coat. Her blue eyes entreated him. He sank back in his sent, but his face was still flushed, his dark eyes narrowed. "Everybody stand up," the man ordered, now. "As you file out, hand over your money—or take what we give you and like it!" Connie obeyed with the rest. "Don't do anything, please!" she managed lo whisper with a plead- in;; desperation to her newly-found friend. She had a feeling 'chat Bret Hardesty was not going lo empty his pockets without protest even though he faced a dozen revolvers. She was right about that. She had no sooner parted with her roll of bills than she heard a thud behind her. Bret had knocked the revolver out of'the fellow's hand, reaching across the driver's shoulder to switch off the lights at the siimc time. Now they rolled and fought in the aisle. There were screams from the frightened women, three shots rang out. Then the slim figure ot the boy could he seen taking to his heels. "JJRET, Bret. . . are you hurt?" •" Without realizing she called him by name. Scarcely knowing what she was doing, Connie tried lo feel ahead into that inky blackness from which still came the sound of those two bodies num- jnoling and struggling. Then there was silence. "I'm all ... okay." Bret's slow draw! came as though nothing had happened, except some loss of breath. "T-turn on ... switch. I've got... this one." Connie managed to find the switch, wondering how she did, her fingers were trembling so. Tlie passengers, relieved and smiling, began to file back in, bursting into voluble chatter iis people will after a lense unusual strain. The driver came forward with a piece ci£ stout rope with which Icr bind the bandit's hands. He was a sorry-looking bandit now, all the bravado knocked completely out of him. "Better emply his pockets and give hack what he took before we turn him over (o the police at the next town," Bret snicl. "I'm not sure about regulation:! as to that/' (lie driver objected. He started to investigate Ihe man's packets. Then uttered a stiout. "Hump! The money's gone. Nothing to hand back!" "My partner ... he musta swiped it," the fellow muttered sullenly, when Bret save him a sharp shake, demanding to know what had become of it. "A swell partner!" Bret commented. He suggested they had better get started. "Maybe they can pick up the other fellow, (oo; he acted like nn inexperienced kid." "You're not hurt, are you?" Connie asked anxiously, sflcr the excitement had .died down and they were on their way again. His thick dark hair was rumpled, his shirt torn open at the neck; there was a faint purple shadow spreading around one eye, but aside from that Bret Hardesty still looked intact. "Not a scratch," he said, smilingly. Then with his serious look again. "But it's you I'm worrying about. Now you will have to let me help you!" lie thought she had lost everything she had. But there was the ring and the brooch and Hie pearls safely hidden in the imitation leather bag. Still, she need not tell him about them. "I guess 1 will," she said. That purple shadow was most becoming she decided It lent him a rakish lotfc tr, u i ix-tidered him decidedly handsome. She had liever met such a man. It seemed quite ridiculous—and unnecessary—now- that..she had. met him lo think of losing him again. (To Be Continued) nt?ian Mounds Charted funeral pyre.'-, mid cremated bodies A i on 17 «r of lcliiins ''avc been found in them. AttCr ilJ-¥ear Work T!ll- mounds arc believed to have been on the Missouri side of the M i ss issi p pi before til e stream changed it,s course. Several mounds in SI. Louis, lon<r since destroyed, gave this city the nickname "Mound City." ST. LOUIS (UP)—A plat chnrlint: isloric Indian mounds in nearby St. Clair County. III., and Madisoii bounty. 111., .has been pre;;rated to .lie Mlssnuri Historical Society by Jeorge B. Higgins, St. Louis cinig3ist: Kigjins spent two years coiuplet- ng the charl. covering the area nch by inch each Sunday. The dnigsist became interested n the mouiuls in lUM. lie visited hem frequently, and decided to make Ihc chart because he feared ney would eventually be destroyed UK! lost to posterity. He complete:! the plat in 1922. The accuracy of the plat is at- cstcd by Warren K. Moorclifad. nrrhaeclogist, who lias explored (he mounds extensively. Higgins showed the plal to the archacolo- .•>;. who sucl it was Ihe finest, piece of work of its kind he had ;ccn. Although 'jl clair county mounds :ii'c not primarily burial mounds. Hawaii Areas 'Bombed' With Seed of Trees HONOLULU. T. II. (UPI _ Millions of "liv c bombs" consisting of tree seeds are being dropped upon barren and inaccessible regions of Hawaii by Ihe U. S. Army air corps in an erloit. to reforest denuded mountain areas. Th c "bombs" are filled with tight- lv packet! seeds of the Kca, silver wattle, and ironwood trees. 'Ilic seeds have been collected each year by the CCC. Remote Kauoi island. 100 miles northwest of here, will be the sile ct the "bombing". Army plane.-> will be flou'ii from licrc for the project. Tree seeds have been successfully planted by air fcr nine years in the territory, army authorities said. In 1928 Ihc army cooperated in the first of such experiments ever tried in America. Seeds dropped at that time .sprouted and took root, resulting In the reforesting of n- large area. A similar planting project wan carried out successfully in 1929. 1D32, 1935 mitt 1936. The planting is supervised by forestry experts of Hie territorial government. In the small village of Egypt, housewives use little portable ovens, which can be carried wherever the family goes. Announcements The Courier News has been authorized {o make formal announcement of (he following candidates for public office, subject to the Democratic primary August fl. For County Treasurer H L. (BILLY) GA1NES For Sheriff anil Collector HALE JACKSON OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople NEXT: muscles. use of YOU SA<C' THE BOYS ALL LEFT HERE HURRIEDi-/ ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES AGO? PSHAW/ 1 WEED ASSISTAMCe OM AW IMPORTANT (TASE—A BIG INVESTMENT B-^MKGR HAS A\SS)QMED A LARGE SHIP- )• <V\EWT OP QOLT? BULLION TO A-V CARE/ THE AMOUMT WILL RUM IMTO MILLIOMS' WELL, IP NICHE YOU WERE CUT is, OUT TO FIT IT WOULD BE WATTHlWa MONEY,. BUT YOU'D BETTER <SET ELSE OKI TO rocus A SEARCH- LI6HT OM YOU ^-—WHY COMT YOU DRAFT JASOW . OR OWE OF YOUR BROTHER OWLS? THEY OLkSHT TO BE ABLE TO SEE IW THE PARK/ THEYWEVER OPEM AM EYE ;W THE IM SEAR.cH OF HIS WATSOM= HMtfttV/tbr? VL' *-.«* ..._..„ _..

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