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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLB, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . THE COCKIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINE6, Publisher fcde National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New YorK, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dall&s, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Alteration Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the post office at BlyUtevlllG Arkansas, under act of Congress, October S, 1D11. Served by tlie United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES •By carrier in the City of. Blythevil'c, I5c per week, or C5c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 [rcr year, $1.50 for six months, 15c lor three months; by mall In posUl zones two to six. Inclusive, $6.50 ]>er year; In zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. Science Describes a Design, for Living The role of science in (bo evolution of mankind is a question on which even scientists disagree. Some contend that .sciences sneli a:; psychiatry will some day bo able to control our minds ami shape our eml.s. Others disagree. Certainly there is no unanimity of opinion on whether it •would bo wise for the human race to ^submit wholly to the ministration:; of science. Few, on the oilier hand, will disagree with the contention of scientists that objective reasoning and logical thinking must dominate such emotions as hate, and fear, and rage, if civilization is to continue functioning. One of the chief contributions of science to (lie evolution of human thinking has been its ability to reduce generalities and half-trulli,-; to ••' concrete statements of fact which will stand up under the light of reasoning.' Thus Dr. Kalnh Gerard, professor of physiology at the University of Chicago, comes forward with whsil he terms three "earmarks" for. the identification of "intelligent behavior." ; The first cm-mark, says Dr. Gerani, is "the absence, of superstition; the emancipation from fear of nature niul the here-and-now prejudices of the group." Second, the scientist contends, intelligent behavior must be marked by ,;,, "tolerance" in which "the new' is neitli- \-er fatuously accepted nor . , Jilijully 'damned" and in which decisions"" arc reached "after due instruction, in and evaluation of the facts, pro and con." "Third," says Dr. Gerard, "intclli. gent behavior docs not confuse Iho symbol- with the thing. Words themselves are classes and stand only as symbols which are impqrfeci and shifting representations of that /or which they stand. Even facts are abstractions and, like words,, may lead via the machinery of the most impeccable logic to bizarre conclusions." Dr. Gerard contends that "pure science" is the only hope for the future cf civilization. He believes that it would be unwise to eliminate the selfish elements of self-preservation from man's makeup, but that it is "surely desirable to control and guide them." But the scientist refutes, in part, his own contentions when he says that science, through genetics, could im- the human breed— but dot-sift know what to breed for; and could train thoughts, motives and actions along new channels—but does not know what to educate for. Probably most of us would be content just to accept Dr. Gerard's earmarks of intelligent behavior as a design for present living, and let social evolution take care of the future. Sins Of The. Fulliers It is usual, in thinking hack on the I'mum-ml sins of the era of buccancer- iiifr Hint followed Ihe Civil War, to MH.V ID oiii'solvos, "Well, that was u long lime ajjn. Tin; price for all that has Hnl not so, The ICric railroad wan one of (hose corporations which were looted ami despoiled. Daniel Drew got control ul' this road in Civil War days, and milked if dry until his death in 187!). Kriu became a byword in Wall Street and men paid ". . . when _Erio pays u dividend" wilh the same meaning as when they .said "... when Hell freezes over." On Jan. I,,1938, it defaulter! inU'rcst on live bond i.s.sne.s, shaking the entire bond list thai day and adding a nolc of [rloom to an already darkened picture. Some of the bond issues which defaulted were the ones issued at the end of the 10th century to pay for Drew's depredations. Thus the lituuicia! sins of (he past, liku other sins of the fathers, return to plague us. National Defense News that the army sent onn of it:» huge new "Klyinjj Fortress" planes across the country in 11 how.-! should ramure those who have feared that the nation is not prepare.) adequately to defend both of its shores It lends n feeling of security to know that, even if the entire forces were based on one coast or the other, it could make a cross-country bight between dawn and darkness to meet any enemy or cope with any emergency. Army officials eaid the recent (light was "the fastest ever made by a military plane," which seems Lu answer some of the arguments of UIOHI: who contend foreign powers are far ahwul of (he United States in military aircraft development. .... Up From The Ash?s It is interesting to learn-(hat dirigible service across the Atlantic soon will be in full swing again. Tlie American Zeppelin Transport Co. announces that lighter-than-air ships, using American-produced helium, will re-establish passenger service from Germany to the United States in M,, y . The important thing here is not whether lighter-than-nir or licavicr- than-air ocean night is more efficient, but the fact that aerial pioneers have Ihe courage to rise up from a slaggoring: <lis«slcr such as the Flinden- n-g crash and start all over again. OUT OUii WAY By Williams r - I THEY GOT A / \jr\\ \\.\/~- HE'S PICKED IT UP AWFUL QUICK, THOUGH HE'S TURMIW OUT AM AWFUL LOT OF UvORK. ' HE'LL 66 OUT AKIDV 1 » &ACIA OKI THAT J MACHtME IKi FIVP < MIMUTESIWHIS \ PAJAfAAS IF WE ) DOW'T LEAD THAT I SYMPATHY CREW / YOUMG PREMTI KID ON! VOUIZ A MEW KID THEY HIRED- LATELY. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY SIDE GLANCES By George Clark It lils line. Now all I have to do is to learn to ski by next week." THIS' CURIOUS WORLD I William Ferguson . SOUTf-f AW3NETIC POJ_E OF THE CART-H- HAS NOT BEEN IT IS LOCATED IN ANTARCTICA ABOUT IN woree COAL• WAS USED IN THE UNITED STATES "THAN IN ANV OTHER. VEAE,, 6.OSTONS PER. CAPITA ... A RECORD R&CKUNG F/Sf-f ,'tj CAN TASTE WITH ITS ! AND p'fNS, AS WELJ_ AS ITS MOUTH. J- GAPT. DOUGLAS MAWSON 0[ the Shackelton expedition :il- lost reached the cxnct spot of the south magnetic pole. He found place where the clip ol the compass needle wns only K nfth o[ :\ legree from vertical. T M. B«f. U i. P»t. CHC. Sunshine Alone Is Nol Sufficient lo Protect Children From Rickcl; CAST 0V CHAIIACTEHS COXSTAXCl; COIIllY— heroine! rlchrpil Klrl In Ihe world. HllUT II A H11K5V V— fctroi brl<J K e ImllJrr. ' HOI>.Vi:y JiHA.vno.Y — Coaalc'. > "dou- , KATIE ULVX—Conult'it 1 » * (No. 127) BV I)K. MORRIS FISHKF.IN Editor, Journal ol the American Mr, die a I Association, aiul nr Hyscia. the Health Mag.-uinr Agnlu nntt Bgaiii Ilic imblic: lias neon tolrt Uiat in most places in the United .States there is insufficient sunshine to'protect children from rickets. No matter how much sunning parents are able to iccomplish. Die sunshlnn alone Is usually Insuttlclent. tn Chicago. Toronto, New York, and other large cities tlicrc are only two hours in the day three months in the year, when t!ie sunshine is sufficient to be ot real value as a rickets prcvciitatlve. Now a number ot electors ill Portland. Ore., and In San Dicjo, Calif., have co-operated in r0 m- iwrative study of tlie effects or sunshine in these two cities. They offer the definite conclusions that mirier mortem living conditions abundant sunflune .Joes not furnish adequate protc-tlon against rickets, and that it is absolutely necessary that some definite dietetic or medicinal Assistance be. given to every child Portland has an avcra?" of 21(11 hours. of sunshine per year compared with 3021 hours in San nicco During the rainy winter season the sun mny not apiiear in Portland for clays at n lime: and in tl\c winter the weather is frequently freezing or near freezing. Ban Diego has a sunny. mild r li- rnate in winter, and \vouU! s, E cm lo oner greater advantages In the nrc- vcntlon of rickets. The investigators have cifolullv studied the records of selected group.? of children in those (wo cllifs concerning their growth, do- velopmnnl of banes and icrlli whether they had taken mcdicini in ndditinn to foolncr exposed tt sunshine, and also tlic kind of clothing worn. The high percentage of rickets ii both cities suggested that tlic clothing, housing and dieting tr-nd to modify the anll-rachitic value o rnnshlne. inrt may also affect the usefulness ol various preronilions that are given to prevent rickets. Altogether. 043 children of abau five years of age were examined in the two cities. There were approximately an cental number o boys and girls, and there were blonds, brimels. and children o various rai-es. The children in Portland had , been nursed by their mother.- 01 i an average ot about 6'1 months tlin children in San Diego abou 7 1-3 months. More than so per cent ol nil t': c children had three or more signs r>: rickets, although in the majority of cases this viis'vf a mild character. The children of san Diego had just about as high a percentage ot rickets .is did those of Portland. The tcelh of Ihe San Diego children wore much less decayed than those of Portland, but there could not be shown any dcfinilc relationship between the decay and the rickets. These investigations slfbxv thai we hnvc not yel solved tlic problem of the prevenllon of this disease. Continued research will, of course, lead eventually to a system of prevention which may be applied ou R wide scale throughout the ' nation. "Vmtrinji nrtl aeceat* Con- me'M exiiiiuiiiUim about the jewel* — they wtie lift m<itfcer*«. And Con nil! hus btr urecloiiS CHAPTER XII BONNIE had "her hour" for a little while. Her lovely, secret romance. Each day she told her- se!f that tlie lime must come when sllfl would (ell Bret the trulh about licrself. Bui each clay wore on into tlie nexl, willi her courage somehow failing lier, her decision wavering. Bret's bridge rose and expanded and spread; so thai soon it would be a creation completed in sleel and slone, as well as in a man's mind. So different was this life to Connie, so complete her happiness and contentment, that afterwards she was to wondci- i£ it really had been, if perhaps, she had not really been someone else, during those fleeting months, that were over and done, all too soon. The first faint breath of spring descended into the low valley, warming the lillle sleepy village into a new activity, awakening the somber dark hills, brushing the tins o£ the gray trees. Wild things ventured out to sun themselves, lo water at the springs; birds Uvillered and trilled and be- t'an to look about for a place for Ihcir home-making. And Bret insisted Connie wear high-lopped bools for feai- she might come across a rattler or copper-head during their walks. "I'll moke a hill-billy of you, yet," he told her jokingly. He was very gay these days, was Bret. Gay and masterful and tender. "When are you going to make up your mind to marry me, like D sensible girl?" This was another thiTig Dial Bret said, more than once. "I can't see why we shouldn't get married right away. Except perhaps, that it might be better— for me— to wait until the bridge is dene. Ycy see," he adopted his bantering tone, "I don't want to let you lake my mind completely off my work." Connie said she wished she could. But she did not mean H. His bridge had become as important lo her as to him. According to the contract it must be finished within another month. Wilh luck, it would be. Just as—with luck again—she might have that much longer as Katie Blyn. She told him, laughingly, that she wouldn't give him his answer until that time. "When your bridge is finished," she said, "then I'll be sensible and make up my mind. We'll decide about being married." That made postponement easier, more acceptable. When Bret's bridge was done Connie must tell him wiio she was, as well as when she would marry him. » * !t gHE was not (o be allowed that postponement, however. Perhaps Fate, if there is such a lady, had decided that she had been kind long enough. That following Saturday Eloisc and Connie, in Bret's car, went shopping together. They had driven over to a nearby town, a larger one where the stores could more satisfactorily meet their demands. Their purchases had been completed, they had even indulged in a fancy sundae at the elegant marble soda fountain, when Eloise slopped suddenly in the street. "Oh," she exclaimed, "I forgot— I'll have to go bach. I promised I'd bring home a Charleston paper. Bret will be disappointed, and Mother will never forgive me, unless J do. You go on lo the car, Katie, and I'll be with you in a minule." "Take your lime," Connie laughed. Eloise had. appeared^ as distressed as though she had committed a sizeable offense. Connie and Eloisc were close friends now. They h;id had rruiny happy hours together, chatting as only two young girls can of everything im- der the sun and above it; they had, indeed, become like "sisters. 1 They chatted now, driving home again, of the latest fashions, as predicted in the store windows, how ridiculous the spring-millinery was going to bo with its tower- like crowns, profusion of feminine flowers and feathers and bdws— yet how altogether delightful—as lo whether Mrs. Parsons would be pleased wilh the luncheon set Connie had bought as a special surprise, whether or not Eloisc should ever decide the momentous question as to bobbing her hair. Not until they started to unload the car before the brick house did Connie notice the headlines and the picture on the page one of the Charleston paper that Eloisc had bought. Two pictures to be exacl. A portrait sludy of herself that she had had made /or Rodney just be- _ fore the announcement of their eii- i gagemenl, and another, lookjnf *, ] somehow like that same girl, yeM ' somehow different—Die girl in Connie's polo coal, the girl who was the real Katie Blyn. : 'ARE THESE TWO GIRLS THE SAME!'" Ihe headline queried. "It is rumored lhat Constance Corby, richest girl in the world, may be in hiding. It is possible," the slory continued, "that some oilier girl lias been taking her place on board her million dollar yacht? Rodney Brandon, when interviewed, asserted this girl, supposedly Miss Corby, is not his fiancee." "What's the matter?" Eloise asked. "The mailer?" Connie looked up from the paper. She fried lo make her voice sound natural. But it shook a little. "N-nothing . , , nothing," she said. s f t JPVERYTHING, everything, she meant. She knew that this was the end of this girl who stood here, shaken, troubled, carefully refolding the paper again: the end of this Katie Blyn. She knew she would havta to go back, become Constance by once more. She wondered if Rodney was to blame for this—or had the newspapers made the discovery? Hodney might have given out the story because she had run away; because she had slayed so long that, undoubtedly, he had become worried. He knew lhat the paper;, the reporters, the whole world would not rest until the real Con- siance Corby was found. If it was Rodney's doings, she could not blame him too much. He had his pride. She could only blame herself for believing she could go on and on, living this new life she had made for herself, keeping her lovely romance sscret and apart. She would have to tell Bret now—tonight. Sh,o, realized that postponement had'only.rnade this the'morc difficult. "' Would Bret forgive her? .Would he understand? ^ " ^ <To Be Coaiinued)' Braggadocio News Mr. and Mrs. Jce Parks an- louncc tlie birth of a- daughter i 'anuary 12 in a Memphis hospital. The child has ben named Jane "liirollne. Mrs, B. L. Guile}-, of Wasliing- on, D. C.. ,s|icnt the week end with Mrs. Luther Curtner ami ithcr friends. Nina Hucknba spent Saturday light in Caruthcrsvillc, with Mrs. Jaitas Latimer. The fJrotherliood organization of e Baptist church entertained the Women's organization with a ban- - riuet Thursday night. After the' dinner a program was presented Mesdames Bert Skinner, Floyd Hamlcl, Miles Lewis, A. y. Huck- ita, Earl Gooch. Clyde Loiig, Cor- jin Oallahci-, and Tom Long attended the Associations meeting of the W. M. U. held in stcclc Friday, A group of .voiinj; people of the i3aplisl church met Monday at he home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ii Lewis to organize the Y. w. A Miss Jewell Lewis was in charge, the manual was read, and qfficcrs ducted: Catherine Greer. president; Rubyc Gallagher, vicc-ipresi- <lcnt; Rebecca Oooch, secretary; Mildred Long, treasurer and, Mrs. Miles Lewis, counselor. Mrs. R, c. Holt wont to Memphis Tuesday lo visit her daughter, Mrs. Jack Wilkenson, \vtio is Number Nine News Mrs. Stella Stovall and -Mrs. Quince Mason spent Sunday' in Hayti with Mrs. stovall's mother, Mrs. J. w. Chapman. Mrs. Earlo Collins and children, of Lilbourn, are visiting rclatfvcs here. Mrs. OIlie Rlioads, who has li-eu finite ill for several weeks, is still confined to her bed. i J. B. Coats, who is ill in iiho Blytlicvillc hospital, is unimproved. Mr. and Mrs. Recce Moore, formerly of Ulythevjllc, have moiixl here, and Mr. Moore Is employer! m the store. Huffman News Miss Freddie Sumeriaiiri, of Braguailocio. Ls tlie guest of Misses Eileen, Reginiii anil Nora Hagon. Mr. and Mrs. ErsliD! Henson nnd cliiltlrcn, o! Forty and Eight, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Merrill Sunday. Mrs. Tornniy Ray and children, of Tyler, visited Mrs. Ray's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stcclc rcery Sunday. Her daughter, Mary Ella, remained for the week. Mrs. Fannie O'opelanrt, 01 Cooler, sjient Tuesday here with relatives. Mrs. Johnnie Webb was the guesl of Mrs. Pearl Hudson of Forty and Eight, Monday. OUR BOARDING HOUSE Announcements Tlie Courier News lias been nu tliorizcd to make formal anr.ouri-.r merit of the following candidijtl. for public office, subject to tho Democratic primary August fl. For Con illy Treasurer B. L. (BILLY) GAINES For .Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON With Major Hoople UMT=— P-—EGAD, OASOKJ, BY THE WE-k5HT OP IT ~rWERF= MUST BE A . * AAILLIOM IM BULLIOKJ STORED 1W "THIS, SACK/ KEEP SHARP LOOKOUT ^_^_ THE SUCCESS OP, -FAILURE TO CARRY OUT OUR RESPOMS1BILITY ? >M THIS CASE /AAY * DECIDE "THE •PUTURE OP OUR DETECTIVE CARE ERS' WHAT AH vVAWTS T'DO IS T'TRACK DOWM A CLUE AW'SOLB A MYSTERY —-AH POWT LIKE THIS KIMD OB DETECTIVE AM row'T M/AWTA /MAH SWAM SOMQ WHILE SO/ME? <3AMfiSTER PLAYS A RAT-A-TAT-TOOT Ok! A (SUM -"-WO SUM .' 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