The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1937 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 14, 1937
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PAGE* FOUR'- lv BLYTHEVILLE, '(AUK.)' COURIER NEWS THE-BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKK COURIER 'NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS .' ' '. O. R. BABCOOK, Kdltor , > H .W. HAINES, Advertising Manager ,-.> Pole ^National Advertising Representatives: ' Arkansas Dailies, { TUB, New Yolk. Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office, at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1017. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the ClW of Btytteville, 15j per rceek, or 65o per month, B? mail, within a radius of 63 miles, $300 per year, $150 for six months, V5c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $650 per year; In pones wvcn and tight, $1000 per year, payable in advance. Career Isn't Chief Aim of Life to Ail M( n One of Hie funny marks of American life is Ihe feeling that any man who .can possibly do so ought to go ahead and make a "career" for himself. To sit around and enjoy life isn't enough; you have to get somewhere, make something of yourself, he a big shot, if it's in you to do it.' . So a rgrcnt many men give up I heir chance ior homely, stay-at-home happiness, and work themselves to a pro mature death- chasing the mechanical rabbit around the arena. But now ifui then -you find a man who is wiser than that. . Eruie'Pylc, roving reporter, stumbled on one of these wise ones on an Arizona farm the other day. On that farm he found a healthy-looking, middle-aged man busy with farm chores, putting in his spare time painting pictures and getting a world of fun out of life. The man was Brig.-Gcn, Pelham ,D. Glassford. Perhaps you renieinbcr the famous Bonus Army mess of 1932? General Glassford was chief of the Washington police at that time, and he was about tile only man in the whole miK- up who came out of it with an improved., reputation. The ' publicity ho got out of that event-could have'been the making of him, if he had cared to use it that way. The country had discovered his existence, overnighl;«jluul discovered, toe, thai he was a ^yowl-gauge man, , with plenty of ability) a world of human sympathy, and a level head on his shoulders. By, all tradition General Glassford should "have used that as a spring- hoard to 4ivo head-first into a Career, spelled "with' a capital 0. lie could have dono_ it very easily. By now he 'would bo a sure-enough big shot, complete with fancy salary, ornate office, good-looking stenographer, and all the other appurtenances. But General Glassford didn't quite sec it that way. Instead, ho went to the southwest and quietly dropped out of sight. And now a reporter finds him running n GO-acre farm, dabbling in paints, doing a bit of writing when the spirit moves him—and, nil in all, having about four iimes as much fiui as any energetic big shot ever dreams of having. To be sure, he is no hermit. H c has done a bit of lecturing, helped tho city of Phoenix rcoigani/e its police department, and sened bncfly as one of Madame Perkins' hboi modmtois. In a half-hearted sort of way, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress last fall, But the point is that those things are side issues. The general j ias ,| e . voted himself mainly to living, rather tlnm'to making a living. There is a world of difference. Ambition is a fine thing. But it's nice, once in a while, to find a man who can see beyond it to the homely and uneventful happiness of useful obscurity, —Bruce -Catton. Romance And Recklessness Offhand, there would seem to be little relation between marriage and reckless driving—hut listen to Ray Ingcls, director of motor vehicles, state of California: "Department records show many single men, formerly listed as habitual violators of traffic laws, who became model drivers after they were married. Perhaps the greater responsibility," continues Mr. Ingcls, "curbs their reckless tendencies." Or perhaps there is another.reason. With marriage, for instance, a man's driving technic may undergo a decided change. Before, the task of manipulating steering wheel, horn, brake, etc., sometimes is left to one hand, while the other rests affectionately about a companion's neck. After the ceremony, the man not only has both hands free to operate his car, but he may be assisted by sharp directions from the back scat. Whatever the explanation, it is pleasant to know that Cupid can be an aid, as well as a detriment, to safe driving. Democracy in the United Stales is safe as long as we can joke about Ihe institutions. One canrjol joke about German or Russian institutions. —Di. Hairy w. Chase, chimcclloi of, ,Ncw ,'York University. < \ ^ * * I am sure (hat the "Duke ot Windsor belongs to n country like Cubu We Latins are romantic. He's our kind of man. —Alicia Parla, Cuban beauty, who Invited foiniei kmj of England' (o Havana. * * i I'm tired of being a legal guinea pig; c\cry tlnm they get a new lasv they try it out on me. —Salvatorc Spltalc, Intcimcdlnry in Llndbcigh kidnaping case, ancstcd in Miami, Fin., on \n- grnucy charge. t * « There's an intellectual delusion now that becoming rich Is slimneful.. .the good man who acquires a fortune and vises that fortune bcn- ovently can Increase his •goodness by increasing his fortune. —William Scabrook, authoi. * * * Do you know that a woman makes a bettor pastor than a man, .because most men arc lazy? -Mis Sophia Frltt5, t first woman chaplain in history of Missouri State Senate. * * * Tho women of Hollywood remind me of animated paint boxes—they are conceited, scl- llsh, thinking of themselves only. —Nelson Eddy, movie singer. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark THURSDAY, JANUARY M, 1037 OUH BOARDING HOUSE Uh Msjor lioople -,-—--,,.~.-^ "I've spent forty yours. learning my work, ami I'm not tryinjf lo teach you .everything I"'know in a few wueks." growing, organs of children can I throw off aliments easier than aw£^ • iV v ' J _—- ~ -<3»'' -— ^Y&T ^ " " . i s-Wi^igjir THE WISEMAN : OF THE. WEST. T^.^U..^^'^'^ ,-#' Icon Deficiency Cause of Anemia OUT OUR WAY By William SUPPOSIWG i ACCUSEO ATTACK! MG can those of older people. made it possible to feed children With suitable " scientific fcedhi''- The improvement in our knovvl- much more scientifically'.than was'the baby -will -escape diclarv 'ai£' cdge.'of food in recent years has| possible in previous : generations i mia .,•".""- ^ fefci 8 wet © N.EA Service Inc 1117 IIY I>K. MOKISIS Kdilor, Journal of Hie American MoJIeal Association, and .'"of Hyliciu, the 'Health Magazine As I have pointed out in a pre- ous column a' deficiency of iron the body mny be associated ith nncinla. Such deficiency, oc- irs particularly in babies and in omen; in fact, victims of .this pc of anemia so frequently are abics that specialists in diseases children are calling It "djctavy neinia," "alimentary. anemia," iiitilllonal anemia," or "milk an- nla.' ! These terms are used'to'describe jblood condition resulting"'3rpm 'lack, in'the diet, of- food'ofTSin- al : Clements necessary for tilt! roper" formation of -red-> J blood ells.: - . If anemia develops when the let Is adequate, it usually is-duc o failure of the body to utilize, or bsorb the substances •• nc'cejjsnrj or blood formation:^.Thls .may.'be nused by infection "or by disease •liicli attacks flic bone marrow i' Ihe blood-forming organs.' . ""''• ' ' V-' -A:'"! 'Ihe most common and the most- asily correctable form is 1 ; ; r 'that uc to the lack pf ; ii-pn in thc;cllet. I This condition occurs in children rtio constantly refuse to'icat.jron- oiilatnlng foods for iong-^pcfttfds f tbno. There are babies, \ for xnnvptc, who have been fed nolh- ng but milk for 12, 18, or more nontlis after birth. Sometimes' the mothers have! idded cereals, potatoes, and other ocds to the diet, but have failed o add foods rich In iron. In some nslances, babies are horn with in Iron deficiency, because the nothcr has not followed a sullablo licl during, the period before :the birth of the child. Sometimes •here is nnciiil» In twins, because '.lie amount of iron available" is •.uflident for one baby but not'for ,wo. The baby with a mild decree of incmln due to lack of iron in the j lid may have no.other symptoms' than severe pallor" of the lips,! skin, and mucous membranes, I with a slight increase in (lie rate i! the heart. In severe cases, : wwcvcr, there is lack of appetite,! enlargement of the heart and of! the spleen, and changes in the' -imount of hydrochloric acid In (he lomach. which the doctor finds by a special form of examination. 1 A diagnosis, of courec, is ma<l« EO by a study of the blood to determine the amount of red c o!-j orins nutter that It contains.! Fortunately,- these conditions are easily treated by providing proper amounts of Iron, or iron and copper, in the diet, and by the prescription of Iron in suihblo amounts in medicinal form. At the same time, the doctor is likely to give adequate amounts of the necessary vitamins and fruit juices, and to sec to it that the. patient has sufficient rest so that the bl-od.formlng orcans have opportunity to take advantage of the additional substances that are eaten. In the very severe ca<C5 the child Is given bloorf immediately by transfusion. Usually improvement is prompt and the condition Iscasily overcome because the Announcements The Courier news lias been authorized lo announce the following candidates fov Jilythevilto municipal offices, to be elected on April 6: For Mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOLUPETER The diameters, nnd situations in tins story are wholly fictional ami imaginary and are not intended to'portray any actual persons or eueiits. CHAPTER I \ TALt, black-haired man In a gray business suit stood oil a terrace beside the royal lodge and moodily • watched the evening shadows sliding over clipped : hedges-and flawless lawn. j Twenty miles away, to the east, . the lights of the capital city of the great empire of Northumbra put a glow on the darkening sky. The lodge—no rustic affair of logs, despite its name, but a great mansion, of cut stone—rose.' behind him, its vast bulk seeming^fq express the solidity *aritl^ 'rhaESiye" .weight of tne empire wHoS?".inpfl- • arch it housed. The mah;turried restlessly, looking from the eastern glow in the sky to the ipile of masonry behind him. ;' : ... '['"•.Lights gleamed from . French . windows in tho wall at his,tack. j The window's swung open, as he • gazed "at them, and a trim young : man in the uniform of a naval lieutenant came out and stepped ..briskly : across -the flagged pave- mcnt. ; Hailing-a few yards from the faH-rnau-ih':eray, this officer clicked his hccls'-and said, "Your majesty, it is ready."• The tall man; straightened with an air or relief,, and'flipped'his cigarot-into'the shrubbery. "Curtain for the last act, ch?" he said quietly. "All right, Bart, i I'll be right jh.". ; ' ' ' The officer wheel ed form ally, as if he stood ,on a quarterdeck in the presence of an admiral, and went back" inside. Tho tall man look one more look around him at the exquisitely artificial landscaping, the formal flower beds, the hedges in which not one leaf •was out of place, and drew a long breath. Then, thrusting his hands deep into his pockels and throwing his head back with a lialf-defi- nnt gesture, lie followed the officer through the French windows and into the room. Half n dozen men slood about the spacious room; some of them were in uniform, some in formal civilian atliro. All of them automatically drew themselves erect :is the fall raa n came in. Their eyes wove fixed on his face—on the black mustache, the tired eyes and the boyish mouth that were recognizable in every country on the slobcr-aml they murmured, "Good; evening, sire," as lie crossed briskly to an inlaid table before the wide fireplace, o « » J-JE acknowledged their greeting with a careless flip of his hand and bent over the table to look '• at a single sheet of paper that lay on it. The royal crest dccpralcti the top of the sheet; there followed a dozen typewritten line? vrmch stated that. "I, Kins Paul ' the First of Korlhumbrn, hereby surrender, renounce and abdicate all rights to Hie throne of the empire. The tall man read it through quickly. , Beside the table stood an elderly man in evening clothes. Ho had an imperious Roman nose that jutted proudly above a luxuriant white mustache, and his eyes had tho direct, piercing look of a man who is accustomed to command. lour majesty," ho said, "I regret profoundly that f am obliged to offer this paper lov your signature," • . Tho king looked at him and Smiled suddenly. "I believe thai you really do," he Eaici. He glanced around the room, seemed mildly surprised .and took a second look around. From a stand o! ornately car'ced Sold he 'picked up a pen. ,, . "Well, gentlemen, it a all over," lie said. especially- wlien you sec pcior, "Isn't my brother here?" lie asked. "He has gone to his rooms," said the hawk-nosed man. "He asked me to tell your inajesly that he was too affected to remain. He wishes to see your majesty immediately afterward." L The king smiled again—rather sadly, this time. "Poor Joseph. He.takcs it hard," he said. Then he turned lo the table. From a stand of ornately carved gold he picked up a pen. For a moment he stood looking at its point, as if he had never hnd a chance to examine a pen point before; then, as if he had come at last to some decision, ho put pen la paper and in a steady hand wrote "Paul, R" at the foot of the wailing sheet.- He laid the pen down carefully, stood erect, and looked about the room. "Well, gentlemen, it is all over," he said. <> a. * JVO one moved. Hc looked at their faces, as if trying lo rear! the expressions on them; but all were elaborately impassive as if cadi man had donned a mask. tionatcly, "it's.all.qvorvThe king is dead. Long live the king—and may . God-^protect and preserve him. 11 . , ,, The young man turned. A pale, anxious: face looked up through the gloom at the man who had just renounced the throne. "Oh, Paul!" said the young man. "Paul! Why . V ." " . His voice was unsteady, and his features worked, as he strove to control himself. Ho gripped Paul's upper arms with .his fingers. Paul smiled the affectionate, pitying smile of an older brother. • "Why?" he said softly. "Surely we've gone into lhat enough. Let's just say that I've laid down a job I ought never lo have taken up. Let's say lhat after giving thirty- five years to the,empire—twenty- five as prince, and ten as king—I am trying to get a few brief years for myself. And let's also say, Joseph, that the throne and the crown are in better hands now tiiir. before—for they arc held by 4 mon 'who really believes in lhcm, i> ,„„ |OoE) ., I " a SEPH looked into his eyes for him now. He will be down directly." He strode across tho room, passed through a wide hall, and climbed a \great flight of stairs to an upper floor. Ue moved jaunt-, ily, as if sonic profound weight had fallen from his shoulders. And, indeed, he reflected, that wns precisely (he case. He had dropped tile weight of a great empire. He tapped nl .- door at the end of a hall, opened it and went in. The room was dusky, the tall windows standing out as gray oblongs in (be dark walls. A slim young man slood by one of them, silhouetted indistinctly against the deepening twilight. He did not turn around as Paul came in. Paul walked rapidly across tha room and laid his hand on the youth's shoulder. Joseph," he said affec- long lim*. Then he jerked away, almost savagely, and with a visible cflort straight cncd himself and regained control of his emotions. When he spoke his voice was flat and expressionless. "I suppose they're waiting for me—down there?" "They are. Go on down, Kins "You're leaving—at once?" "Right away. I expect the cat came down the inlo the wailing is at the door nov. "And I'll never sec you again." "Never again. Vou don't belong to yourself any move, my boy. You belong to the people^to millions upon millions of them, carrying the hopes and the aspirations and the dreams of all of them around on your shoulders. You'll want lo get away from it; you'll feel all of that as an acluai, tangible weight, pressing down on you without a let-up, daysand night, as long as you live. Jl'll be hard, :lowntrodden people look up at jfoti' out of their misery and say, God save the king!' with a break in their voices, so that you'll know that unless you help them no ona . . and then you'll discover that the throne and the scepter are only make-believe, after-all, and lhat there's pitifully little you can do for thcrri . . ." He stopped abruptly and stroked his brother's shoulder. • "Go on down, your majesty," Paul said lightly. "And—goodby. Try not to think too badly of me." The young king gripped his hand, hard. "Think badly of you! You've always been—my king! And you always .will!" Joseph turned and went out hurriedly Without looking back. « i 5 r rilE open doors threw a fan oi yellow light inlo the porte cochere. . Paul steps and got = automobile. A guard saluted "rigidly, the car door closed with matter-of-fact finality, and the car sped noiselessly off down the drive into the darkness. Half an hour later the c ?r swung in through the medieval gate of ancient Fort St. Gregory. It rolled quietly past the great battlements, turned, and last to an open meadow which had been grazing ground for the garrison's cattle, since time imm'e-- moriai, until a new kind of warfare had come along and turned it into an airport. , : It took but a few moments for Paul to get into the gray mono- plant lhat waited. . And then they were out over the ocean, and the land fell behind them, and the lights of f!\c capital rimmed .the invisible horizon far in the rear. And Paul did not look back, for he was through with the past and all its memories. Hi)" peered over the pilot's shoulder at I (lie unfathomable blackness'ahead, as It he were I'-ying to make out the fair shape of a future that was to be his own. ; ... (To Be Continued) . :

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