The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 20, 1937
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'"' wufe'fcotto '(AftK,): COUftlElf NEWS THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE - COURIER' NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS '5 *,< 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor ' H .W. HAINES. Advertising Manager .. Sola r National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post 'office at BlytheMHe, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by tho United Frcss SUBSCRIPTION HATES .By carrier In the "(}tty of . Btythcvllle, 153 per week, or C5e per month. By mail, within a radius of 53 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for. six, months, V5o for three months; • by mart In postal zones two to six, inclusive, tO.60 'per year; In zones seven and eight, tlO.OO per year, payable In advance. , jAN'UAitV 20, il . American Editors Can ' Say What They Think P. Milton Smith; aging ortiloi' of a California weekly newspaper, |g|, ) ' 1 P,t ; going to have to go to jail after' all, even if lie did call President Roosevelt a mountebank. The (lay's gist of news is made up of many little items, somo > of |.th?JH passing' 6ddV l jl 't somehow 'llic 'oiit! about Mr. Smith strikes us as one of the-' most reassuring of recent months. For here, once more, we have the court upholding the old right of the newspaper editor , to say what ho thinks about, tlic ; - politician. And if you think that right isn't ''important; consider what has happened in Italy, in Germany, in Russia, where the right has disappeared. Mr. Smith himself may not be particularly important, and neither is .his opinion of ,IUr. Roosevelt. But Unit lie should hiiv'c'the privilege of impressing that 'opinion as vehemently as the rules of decency permit is' in the highest degree important It was late in November of last year that Mr. Smith sat down at his typewriter in the editorial sanctum of the Mountain View Weekly Rcgistcr- Leadev and undertook to get ;a peeve off his mi nil. President Roosevelt, he wrote, is "a man universally hated lor a smiling hypocrite, a mountebank of the highest order, and the biggest 'false alarm' since the creation .of man." These strong words descended ,inlo the soul of a -patriotic "reader of the , paper and rankled there.' A'fter duo thought, the reader filed a complaint and had Editor Smith arrested on a charge' of criminal libel. But the case lasted only long enough to get the names of the parties involved onto the press association wires. It got into court the •other day and was promptly throlwn out on the' ground that the language complained of did not go beyond the bounds of proper editorial discretion. It is hard to see how anyone familiar with American laws of libel could have expected anything else. Foi; if, ]j our press is fo be free in any real sense, it must be permitted to express 'any opinion it cares to hold aboli.t any officeholder in the land- even if that opinion be grotesquely at ' variance with the majority opinion of the' citizens. ' ' For hero is a thing \ ve often forgot about the freedom of the press: if it means anything at all, it means that an editor has a right to bo wrong —to be willfully, flagrantly, cock- eyedly wrong, if he chooses. Ilis readers can slop reading his paper, if they please; they cannot have him shut up by law, unless they are ready to throw overboard the whole structure of American freedom. What Kditor Smith thinks of President Roosevelt doesn't matter much. His right to say what he thinks, however, matters tremendously to everyone who has any regard for the republic's tradition of liberty. —Bruce Cation. Uarrooni Decor It is a litllc bit hard to share the righteous indignation of the good people who got all stirred up because a Sacramento barroom had a mural painting of the Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Simpson on its walls. Granted that the exhibition is not, perhaps, in the most (lawless taste. Since when, one must M'SK, has the highest slamlard of good taste bcon applicable to the decor of barrooms? And is there, after all, anything to excite one's reverent awe in the story of the king who Ihrc'w away his crown because it was loo much trouble to wear it?,; . ' " ' The ordinary citizen of this .republic is none too heavily impressed by kings, in the first place. For kings who run out on the responsibilities of kingship, ho is not apt lo have that degree of admiration which Will cause him to be revolted by tho USD of their royal likenesses on'the walls of public drinking establishments. Boondoggle? When the Wl'A program gol under way in Cleveland, 0., at,the start of 193G, one of the 'projects was the im- muniy.alion to diphtheria of children of pro-school age. Reviewing the 1936 record, the supervisor of this project pointed out the other flay that the WPA' brought about the immunization .'of 17,330. children during the year. • This brought 1 the immunization of the city's small children up to GG per cent, as compared with 35 per cent a year before. And as a further result,. Cleveland had only 112 cases of diphtheria in 1936—just' half of the preceding low record—mid only 10 deaths from diphtheria were recorded, which also was a now low record. Somehow,, it is a little hard to get indignant about this particular "boondoggle." Bcltor n grave in |x>llcr's field for a crook than a medal for a police widow. -Mayor Fiorcllo LaQuardln, New York. We find that a: big corporation gets blamed for being bi e . But It Is only big because it Eivcs service. If it doesn't give service, it grows small faster than it grows big. —William S. Kmidscn, executive vice president. General Motors Corporation. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "All right, you wanted (o niiike him n pnrtncr, so no\\ it costs us $20 to have Hi esc windows re-lettered." CURIOUS WORLO £j±r ALTHOUGH THE MOONTAJN is A SHRUB, A SINGLE. SPECIMEN WITH A TRUNK Q2. INCHES MDIAMET&Z W/XS RDUNO IN THE GREAT SMOKV. NATIONAL .PARK. ARE FOUMD IN THREE '•DIFFERENT SHAPES... , COKKSCKEWS, ANO BALLS/ OUT OUR WAY By Williams BORN TmpTVVEAR5 Too SOON) King Mfjouf a country IIKGIIV IIBIIB TODAY 1'AUI, I, liinK «l XurlliuilllirSi fircuutcM iirli'tiiu clllicn 1'AUli l-'l-:nn()M<; when he vurrcuilfrN lii« Ilirnin: lo marry AUDATJi IllCIIMDM), tiiji:nl!riii-I)or/i uc- - hiii. Itul I'nul ni.J Arilnffi, lifter a /vvi- ivfp|(s, ilu not Unit llje trce- iloui lln-y « t .cki the ivurlj )ir>-« III oil 1 1, ''Hi: nnil I lie CdU.VTlOS.S DI • .« A It (JO, 11 1: « RIB. VAN •; nnil liin say iTiiwd of iiie .llliy SI. I'ninolK riruvc |Jrfll>- vue- tJfilis. Sn I'mil Inkl-M Iliu llilvlee nl MX '.Id CM I or, Illl. SO.YDKIt.S, Crkniril nri-lir-oliiKlNl. Jiuil li'UVCK II!N vllln. ![,r anil ArJrith four Kti- ri)|il-, nnj fu l':irlt 1'flul, fviifntiiiK Ilif nlnr of n I'Trni-k riiluiiinlm llbdlll Arrlndi. knorku Hie tvrKer ili>ivn. Stain \o. 1 on <lie t-'x-ktiiK in uri. '1'lu- iniiuTH rfler tfi *lift "rim- nu';i>' hlnK"l Jt' t>r IL!K vjltu cn;ti- ll/IUfOllh. I'nul iMTlimrN rrKlIeKK, feii nil willi illil)lnK. t^' >v^iii(K Icy diMmnrllilnj,-, molliliiK inrlal. llo lii' lni)-lrM. r n rnin-li In Cnn- ailn, or ArKcntlnn or In tlie United ;Sl!lll>«. 1'nul'K rcKllrKxnpMH KM™ (Ioul>(n in Arila(li 1 .s ^Ciirt. Is I'nnl Ijored ^vllh li(>rf 11.1H Mice IjruLiKlit nn nl] thlxf Pnul Ui'lilex (/il« It xoi (liey lilxx, nKrt'i' lliry m'ril enc-Ii iulhcr, l>ul nvrosH tliclr lEni t^T feel KouiFliotv tjic Kliadmv of Ibc lout Ilirciiic. NOW co ox WITH Tin: STOHV CHAPTER VII f pHE winter sun was warm and the breeze that drifted in from the bay was mild. The long quay at the waterfront of the little sca- porl of San Lorenzo was almost deserted. Paul perched on a metal bollard, raised at the edge of the quay 'to receive Ihc mooring lines of the fishermen's boats, and filled his pipe. He puffed at his pipe and looked along Ihc peaceful waterfront. A small sailboat lay moored 50 yards down the quay; a trim craft with while hull and mahogany irini, its bright-work gleaming in tho sunlight, its fails neatly slowed in a shipshape harbor furl. Someone's pleasure boat, clearly, not a fishing craft. He would slroll along presently and have a look at her; in fact, come lo lliink of it, he would slroll along right now. As he walked nearer, lie saw someone on the boat; a lean, sandy chap in paint-stained cluck trousers and a ragged jersey, who was engaged just then in hanging a hand-lsilcrcd sign on the slar- Loard rigging, facing Ihe quay. This man looked up as Paul came to Ihc edge of the quay. He was apparently a of 30, or thcre- - abouts, tanned a rich brown by the sun and the salt winds. He smoked a corncob pipe and he had friendly blue eyes. The sign he . was hanging said, "For sale," and ; us he caught Paul's eye he grinned • and asked, unexpectedly. "Want to buy a boat?" < Paul took his pipe out. 1 of his mouth and gaped at -him.; Buy a boat? Well, why hadn't .lie don that months ago? He had. been 'an nrde n \ it-tinman, back in Norlh- uinbra, proud of his ability to i'c-t s much oiil of a small craft like lhc Royal A, . A boat, now— a trim, I'm never going to be a He grinned. seaworthy little thing lilto this one—why, that would give some "To"be honest, I'd suspected !*'! — 'esto'e tots^-. 1 ^ -'! ^ ! ^ <~e?rnost!ft| of it. Anyhow, in He-put" tho pipe , )ack in his &SS ^'1 Sg U gdn "" a " anSWCl '" ? aris> - Me> ? cam * <i"wn here !i "Say, you know, I really might." he said. "Swell," said the man. "Come a sinewy grip. <>_•>» "My name's Coffin," he said. "Jonas Coffin. The boat's named Sylphidc. I didn't name her." • So ' Eo ba Bet into horness ' a » d somc o | nlayb ^ £cts La S > . . "Well," said Paul, 1 who was beginning to like this strange sailor, "if she was your boat why didn't you change her name?" "Didn't get around to it. You see—oh, well, it's a long story. Let's take a look around her and then I'll tell you about it." • La Sylphidc proved to be a sloop, 37 feet over all, gall-topsail rigged and equipped with an auxiliary gas engine which was housed in a casing sunk in Ihe floor of the cockpit. She drew five and one-half feet of water, said CoOin, was sturdy enough for deep-sea cruising, handled uncommonly well when healing fo windward, and could be trusted fo.keep within two points of her course wilh a lashed tiller. * * * TJELOW, the sloop possessed a co?.y cabin with a built-in berth on each side, a galley, ample cupboard and locker space, and a lavatory. She was, insisted Coffin, as tight as a drum and as sound as a dollar—he offered slalistit's about white oak knees, cedar planking, copper shealhing and tho like—and one man, all alone, might sail her clear to Australia it he felt like it. They emerged from the cabin and sat down in the cockpil. From a locker under the seat. Coffin broke out a bottle of the thin, sourish wine of the country, and two aluminum cups. "There's no special bile to it," he said, as he poured the drinks, "but it's all lliere is aboard. Well, here's mud in your eye." Paul drained his glass to this ON TOP OF MT. WASH/NGTON, IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, 'W/Np ' , WAS RECORDED., >' APRIL/2, 1934-. The name "imclcrlum," meaning stair, or stick, was given to thib class of organisms when only the rod-filiaped type was known. The three classifications arc known as: Bacilli, or rod -shaped, Spirilli, 01 spiral-shaped nn'd Micrococci, "the spherical, or near spherical forms NEXT: Wlial wood is so heavy it can be used for sinkers? Death Usually Results If While Blood Cells Suddenly Decrease Hy 1)1!. MOKU1S I^ililor, .founuir nf the Aincru-in I\lc(lic:il Association, and of llygrla, llio Health Jlupimic Whereas the formation of an excessive nuinl)cr of white lilood cells is exceedingly serious. HS Iws been emphasized, even more . c .eiimts may be a sudden lessening of llio number of these cclb. or their disap- l>carauce Irom the blood. The while blocxl ceils cue tho chief defense of the human body against infection. Their surtlcn decrease or disappearance Irakis to an overwhelming .attack of <i,wjcrous germs that may cause death in a day or even ill a few hours. In this condition, (he number of red blood' cells is normal, bul that of white blood cells may drop from 1500 a cubic inillimeier to 1000, lo 150, or even less. • The exact cause of thu condition is not definitely known, nl- Ihough rccenlly it has became apparent that it may \K brought about by drug poisoniu^ or by sensitivity; to .'certain toxic iii;oi]ts. A great number of cases' linve b:cn icprirlcd following use of umido- py.-iiic or similar driiK.s. with other oases, Ihc taking ol various tar remedies, and the dn;g dini- Iroplienol. used for weight, reduction, has been associated. In this condition, the bone marrow of tlio body apparently Is attacked in such a way that it cannot form tile white blood cells in the usual manner. There arc. moreover, cases in which the trou- quaint toasl. Then lie said, "Now papers." tell me how it is that you didn't change this name which you dis- to the quay alone. like so greatly." Jonas Collin filled his corncob came to him. otl)ei; fellow and.I;\vc came ove here 'for six months to paint. Well, lo distraction! . , that was three months ago. In lhrco monlhs Maybe I do," said Paul reflc lively. "When you go back horr jj ,,, ect inl ° harness, what do yc "Tho old man's got a couple <k boats up at Camden, Maine. Lilffft power boals, I moan. We laMJl summer folks around, haul pacp'i age freight up and down the baiiil and so on." '|J He smoked for a minute in'jiX lencc. ( "I was a fool to sink all dough in this baby," ho said. "Bi"r;| she sure is a sweetheart. Ho@fl about it; you want her?" 5 "Yes. How much do vou wail for her?" TONAS COFFIN looked at •' with down-east caufio:' 'Well," he said, "with what sh'j£l stood me, and what 1 put in Irfjj and—how would three thousand' dollars be? 1 dc comes to in the Quile a ,v wuuiu un-ee inoiisansKl e? 1 don'l know what tha'f^l in their money over heri-.rl lot, I expect?" $1 "Three thousand dollars wouljii be just right," said Pau|—Iherclr^ 1 giving Jonas Coflhi, who had ox'jc' peeled half an hour of haggling: the surprise of his life. "Can t take possession at once—today?"* "You sure can," said the ArnerJ ican, tearing himself away fri Ihe diverting speculation abc what might have happened if had asked for five thousand." The American sighed. "A man could slill make mon wilh windjammers," he saiq'jl dreamily. "Barkentines, now, will];,| lillle auxiliary oil engines . . '"< He sat up abruptly. "Well," he said, "let's get up tc£j| the city hall and sign ihosc'iil Two hours later Paul returnettt'j And then a sobering though.!. , "/ 111 He had given up a llirone.. 'it's like this, his freedom—and now, Ir.a than pipe You see, I come from the state year later, he had to "buy" a oirl-h, of Maine—that's in. America. An- boat in order Id keep that hard-m bought freedom from boring hint uilding Curb Put On Fair At San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO (UP) -San tancisco's 1D39 Golden Gate In- inational Exposition, in honor of le erection of Its two great ridges across San "Francisco Bay nrt Ihe Goldeii Gate, will-not per- iit any state competition in ercc- on of the finest state build- Instead, exposition directors ave decided :to build at cost of 350.0CO, a Hall of Western States 1 which the exhibits of the 1 'cslcrn stales will be conccntra- ed. The building, to be circular form, will have an auditoriun vlth a seating capacity of l.COC vhere a "Salute • of ': Cilies" pro ram, composed of movies and en crtainments, will be offered daily The main building for: Ihe I •cstern slates also will have wine n which other states can placi xhjbiU. Directors of -.the exposition ii his way hope to avoid tho com letition among states for the best exhibition building which has characterized other fairs in the last and also to save for individ- lal stales large sums. L). A. R. Reports Family Trees Widely Traced WASHINGTON (UP) — High school students, ; digging into musty courlhouse records and clher municipal documents, are learning many things heretofore unknown about the average American family tree. With the aid of the Daughters of the American Revolution, these students arc finding dtrfct links to famous early American settlers and heroes of the war for independence. ' Students in many sections o the country are preparing thrcc- Bcneralion charts of their families and a personal history sheet o each ancestor. "This is a most importan work," Dr. Jean Stephenson, chair- I I5c Continued) man of the D. A. R, gcnealogl records committee, said. "It „, •wakening an interest In sludcnra •uul parents in their forefathers and in the glorious past of o<SjS country. It will do \mich lo prjjVS vent the coming generation fro^ being led aslray into radical ai>;l. strange plans of government ''*' living." BERKELEY, Cal. (UP high fees, the University of Cat'S fornia leads all others in ty-f number of foreign students. 15 has a total of G7S, as against •! for Columbia University and 3 for the University of Wnsliln ton. Announcements The Courier Mews lias u'cen a thorlzetl to announce the folio* ing candidates for Blyllicvillc m nicipal offices, lo be elected < April 6: For Mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOIil PETER OUR BOARDING HOUSE. With Major Hoop] ble develops a cyclic character, & that, at 3'cgtilar Intervals, the mini ber of while blood cells lends I le.s.scn anu\ then gradually increasi Fortunately the condition stl Is infrequent, and afflicts \\omc mostly, children rarely. Decanter llic failure of the white Woo cells lo protect the body again infection, one of the first si'jiis a severe ulrerntion of the Ihroa with destruction of the tissua o the gums and tonsils. Other iiortions of the body ma be attacked, and infections ol kid ncys. heart, or even skin' become apparent. ; Because of the severity of tr.ii; condition, about 15 \>sr cent of those affected die. The remaining victims recover, usually, however, aller a lonj lini; and after a great deal of careful treatment. Sin-h treatment Includes, above everything else, immediate rest in lied, tho Riving of fluids, cleaning of the infected areas, and lies of sonic new remedies which seem to have the power of stimul.yini! development of while b'.ood cells. Thoc remedies, of course, must !« injected by the doctor and only in .iMonation with regular examination of lhc Wood, by which the doctor is able to traco the progress of the disease. Wl'A \vcrkers I'iucl Honey CLEVELAND (UP)—WPA \vork- men \vho felled a beach tree found within its hollow trunk a filled honeycomb weighing 40 pounds. H AR-RU MF -f ^ AH ~ T3E SURE, MY MAM, TCS- HAWB THE MEDAL WELLCEMTERED 1 IM THE PICTUF,E—-X MA.OIKJ MIWD PIMM1MG OM MY CHEST THE ARRAY OF MEDALS PRES.EMTED.T'O ME BY W=> MA3ESTY; THE BOEF.WAR, THEY MI6MT t>ETRACT "FROM THE OME 61VEW ME eV THE MWOR CAM STUFF, GEKJERAL.' WEAIM'TPEPICATIMG A MOMUMENT-~— SPREAD OUT THAT GLAP-HAMD OF-RUPEES AKID FLASW A TOOTH PASTE SMILE, LIKE YOU WAS MOLT5JKJ' A "ROYAL FLUSH iw WHAT'S THIS?: A MOVIE GUY T)RAWIMG A BEAD OJTH' MA3OR ( TH' SHERIFF OUT WHO HE ."REALLY IS' >T^—%H J?^><\ #k !5"vt^/v'1

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