The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1937 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 21, 1937
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JK.YT/iEVlLLB, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS *', THtf.BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS COUBIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS »-4 O, R. BABCOCK, Editor 'H .W. HAINES, Advertising Manager THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 • IDS? Pole Nailonal Advertising Representatives; -Arkansas ''Dallies, Inc., New York. Chicago, ivtrolt, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Alternopn Except Sunday - Entered as second class matter at the pest , office at Blythe 1 lllc, Arkansas, under act. ot Congress, October 0, 1017. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier hi the City ol B'ytliMllle, 153 per vcek, or C5o per month. By mnil, within n radius ot 5D miles, $3.00 per • year, 5150 for six months, V6c for three months; ,' by.mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per'year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 • per jear, -payable In advance. A Bad Precedent, ' We arc afraid that serious obstacles • io the permanent success of Gov. Carl • liailoy's civil service program are bc- 'ing erectett l>.v the eovcnior hijnselt —or perhaps by sonic of his ovcr- ' enthusiastic friends anil supporters in the legislature. It has been the custom for each upw • • 'stale administration lo "clean "house" at the capilol, ousting officers and em- ployes of the old administration without respect to ,merit or Ujck of it to ,make room for 'political friends of Ihc ' incoming governor. So far as we can observe Governor Bailey's policy in >lhis respect is neither worse nor better than that of his immediate predecessor, who in turn merely followed the example set, by others who had held the office before. But it is not a policy in keeping .. with the spirit of Governor Bailey's proposed civil service law. And when it is carried to the point of abolishing the offices-'Of men who refuse to • resign, as in 'the case of Insurance • Commissioner U. A. Gentry, it establishes a precedent which may result in the ultimate defeat of Governor ; Bailey's hopes for" placing public ser- s vice in Arkansas ,on. a r merit basis. ,- ' So-fai"las <( we have heard there ha(( ' • •beeiriib'-crilicism of "Mr. Gentry's ad-' ministration of the insurance commissioner's office. The solo reason for \ •, 'getting rul .of'Jiim, so far at least,as • f 'the public knows, was-that he was •-M-nol a Bailey man iu 'the last primary. ' Well, that is the way the political •^ game has been played. in ;) Arkansas. , .' and elsewhere for a'jgpqd many years 1 -and \yc do not see .that*Mr. Gentry has any particular cause for complaint. Nor will the public service necessarily ^suffer, for certainly there arc other men as competent as Mr. Gentry and Governor Bailey's choice for the position may well .be one ol" them. -.But what about two or four years from now when a new administration comes into ppwer at Little Rock? The. political tides may shift and it may be' an administration unfriendly to Bailey.' His appointees, if his civil service program goes through, will in theory be protected in their jobs by law. But there will be those who will point to the action taken under Bailey's administration in the case of Gentry and others. It is not inconceivable that the result might be re- pcill of the civil service law to Ihe way for a'wholesale turnover of capitol itcrscmncl, just as the law. establishing the insurance commissioner's office was repealed to permit the ousting of Gentry and his em- ployes. And that, in our opinion, would be n tragic end to one of the most constructive features of Governor Bailey's -program for Arkansas. "De-Emphaiziig" Football One common excuse for the semi- professionalism of "big time" college football is that the football gate supports the rest of the athletic program. If footbidl didn't show such a profit, it is argued, the whole -atli'-' letic program would have to bo curtailed sharply. ' V, ,,) j, ;,' H " ''' ttl! Well,-the University of Chicago has 'a"not ?(i5,000 deficit in its athletic and physical education department. Chicago,-yon may remember, has been "dc-cmphiuming" football, .inll ' enjoyed , neither -vicloncs 'nor 1 Dig crowds for some time. Anil the point of it :ill is that,, (ho, univoniUy.tmHhfMM fete T<f f gS' alarmed about the deficit 'Ihey ic niHJ 1 )^ that V lc> university Mill meet 1 tilt athletic .depai tmciit's expenses 'as . it'does those of all othci depai tments jvthlclics is a pio'poi p.ut of the ': university program; the university will pay for it, instead ot at-king .1 hippodromciL football team to do so SIDE GLANCES- < By George Glarfc Sound IIin I It goes almost without saying that • American automobile mnmiUiclincis are the most progressive in the world, and there is scarcely a detail in the modern automobile which is not a tribute to their genius. But theie is ohJ! exception, if you accept the word of n Chicago hotel 'man, just letinncd from abroad. According to him, toicigu hoi us Jiaye .a lew, polite, \\ell-modtilakd •tone;'not the mucous blast \\luih, in America, causes pcdcstiians to execute neat high jumps. Jt is.lioped that this'\\ill be hi ought to the attention of Ameiiean motoi .'-executives.?, Since-\tliey aie leluctant to yield supremacy in any hue to Kurope, there would' undoubtedly 'f);o i some, startling innovations on next year's ,cms. We'could/ for instance, expect horns that not onlv would pun a gentle warning, but that \\oulci sound a kindly reproof at the cuing pedestrian,' hiss>a,-_mild piotcst at a i.u'a' stop sign, and, pui- linps, give an admiring ^hiitle il ,111 attractive woman drives by. (dcounfrii IMUI, J, KltiK ot Norllilimlj ivcimii.* _ Llrlvutu I'KI/rji I'.V il* Ilircme mid umrrlf-K AIID.V'I lt«.'IDJOM>, Cunnillliii-lJOrn I Hut tow Ifccy l iiiid Artlntli, nfler n ,1,, not II ml (he free- world nr> It, mi Hi KSS 1H MAKCO .f«\vil nt • I In' fffti 'if ItlC tlie COUNT.. guy (ny St. l-'raiiL-U irtllj- vacuum. f>*» i'uul i- ntlvlcc- of Ms old lulor, I. SOXIJMIIS, ? nuil Ardiilh four .. fs Jit* vllln. urinif niid Ju . 1-rrncli nJjyut Ardnth, HID wrllcr dow 1 J» led nn Die us-kln . Sl:ii« No.. "I'leasc, darling, fry in cough jii'sl.'oncc for the doctor- Ihe ua\ Miu've bum doing all week." THIS CURIOUS V/ORLD £ William Ferguson Cun jo>i Imneliie the flnppci ueniing woollcs? —The Rev. Alice P. Aldrlch, of Cliicngo wo- man's' court, who contends return of women's woolen underclothes signifies natlonnl -'upswing' In morals. ; Atisli'nllntis lintc strikes, hccnuse of their <!e- striicttvcncsfi nnrt because,' like \viu-, they hurt wonicn nnd children most, —Dr. Jnines Mnr- shnll, noted Awslrtiliftu • minister niul unlurallst. ««lllni;- . (lu> lArK Sllltcx. Av tt'slli-KH. Ilf Hii rnurli I" «'" in 1 . In tlic Atvcnrx his TIIYC, (lio-juNt tin-line rmi-KUi Ihnn, 'Ilieu nn. iliij I'nnl I Ink nhln, llilnklne Mil lln\op in JilH noir llfi tvilli hi'r. Hi (hi- nliinlotv of ' Dh n » '"IH l><c "•"'- lif Jlui j H kt> \t-uytt 11 lit- nnll/»t Innt lili lliirJ-ln.uKlu tricdoili I" - * IN ONE.YEAR 1931, . /2.5,QOO WHITE' TA/LEO DEER. WERE KJLL£D WITH IM 3OO MILES OF NEW "Hqllo, darlings, a ' WOOD FROM, SOME SPSQES FAMILY:is so AND :HEAW HAVE TEETH IN J JAWS, AND SOME. HAVE THEM ON THE1 INNER, SURFACE OP THE MOUTH ,; WHILE OTHE=:RS ARE PROVIDED WITH TEETH EVEN IN THC close tu lAirfdom ilIILr all SOW (;o O.\ WITH TIIU S'l'OIlY CHAPTER VIII pAUL .was not long in diijcovcr- ing that whalcvei yachting he did on the waters of Bay St. Francis he would do alone. Ardath received the news of his purchase of the sloop with a murmured, "Oh, darling, how nice!" and she dutifully made a tour of inspection with him, exclaiming prettily over the little boat's compact and robust beauty; but she very quickly made it clear that she was content to admire Hie craft from a safe and stable vantage point on the shore. Ho iiimself was as delighted with the boat as he had expected to be. Voluble Jonas Coffin had not overstated its qualities; it was 'sturdy and rugged, it showed a neat turn of speed, and it rode the waves with a light buoyancy that spoke well of its (jualitics as a deep sea cruiser. True to his promise, Paul renamed it smile for the quaint New Englander from whom he had bought il. And he found, as the weeks passed, that the boat was not only a diversion but a place of refuge. .:'.'.., * * * I'HE Countess di Marco and Reggie Van Twyne seemed to be underfoot constantly. He and Ardath would bo finishing breakfast on the balcony; a motor would hum in the drive, Ihey would hear footsteps on. the gravel, and there would bo the countess' voice, in- cheeiiui— ,. .. .-. -.-, -TO .VOU Up?" .Or if the countess failed lo .show up, Reggie was sure lo ap r would saunter 1 up ..the 'airily, "Hello, soaks," and sprfv! on the grass bcmde them; and then, before he quite knew how it had happened, Paul woulct find that he and Adath had hurried upstairs to change their clothes for a motor trip'to Juan les Pins or some place. "Aren't we," he nsked Ardalh one afternoon, as they emerged from their dip in the sea and made their way to the villa, "aren't we seeing just a little more than we really need to of these people?" "Pearest, need we go all over that again?" she asked wearily. "We c,an't vegetate here in solitude, you know. A*,d these people are nice. You used to like them . . back in Northumbra." * * * > JTE had, indeed, Paul reflected. ( , The contrast which they gave to the unending stuffiness of palace life had seemed infinitely 10- .... . beach, .'grinning .and impudently sure of his wel- ; come, with his weary, .old-young facB.loqking like Ihe jaceiof a de- pr'aVecl ' cherub; he would Bay, ficshmg But now . "I 1 r know," he said. "And yet— must.we see them all the time?"She removed her bathing cap and inspected tier coiffure carefully. "After all," she said, "there's no harm in these people. Is it such a crime to gel a little pleasure in life?! Is it wrong to be lighthearted?" ' Paul frowned thoughtfully. '.There is harm in some ol them," lie said. "Reggie Van Twyne's little excursion to that waterfront dive in Marseilles last week wasn't exactly the essence of childish innocence. And those two ballet dancers the countess has—" < "Oh," she cried angrily, "can't we be a little broadminded?" And so it went; an argument that hung on, like a sullen thunder cloud that will not break, to darken all the rest o£ the day for them.' JT was about this time that Paul fell into (he habit ol-spending a night on his sloop now and then. The first lime he did it followed a more than ordinarily heated spat with Ardalh; sulkily, he collected sleeping garments and toilet articles and went down-to the snug little cabin of the Irene. He awoke the next "rh'orning, feeling unaccountably free and lighthearted. •He tried • that remedy rather often, in succeeding weeks. Ardalh seemed puzzled, at first, but she never, uttered a word of protest ; It was after one of. these nights on, the Irene that Paul unintentionally brought about one of their sharpest.-quarrels. :. The .morning was bright and fresh. His. body was tingling froin his plunge in the bay; and he up among the pillows, glancing -a' ' the morning mail and sipping a cup ol tea from a bed tray. Paul sat down beside her and slipped his arm about her shoulders. "Dearest," he said. She smiled and nuzzled his chest play/ully. "I had a caller tills morning, on the boat," he said. "A little ragamulfin named Pierre. He's about 10 years old. His fattier runs that little tobacco shop a! me end of the quay/ Pierre swam all the way out to the boat to see me —it must have been halt a mile. :Ie came aboard as naked as a cherub. I put my bathrobe on him •Hid we sat there and discussed lie fishing business. He suggested hat I lake the Irene and go into he trade in earnest; he offered to be my manager and said he'd look out for my interests ashore and sec that I got the best prices :) He grinned. "He's a great kid," Then he tightened his arm about ler. "Ardath—couldn't we have a boy ol our own?" She said nothing. If she stiffened slightly beneath his arm he difi not notice it, so intent was he on developing the idea that had come . to him. '•* t » "WHAT a place to brine' up n youngster!" he said. "He'd grow up brown as an Arab ami strong as an ox. We could get K tutor down here, and when lie was older he could go back to Norlhumbra to school. And we— we'd have some poinl to our lives then, something veal and great to bind us together and—" . \ "Paul!",she said, drawing away and turning to tape him. "Are you insane?" :. He stopped, taken completely aback, and slared at her. "A baby!" she repealed. "Paul, what are you thinking of!" He looked at her in mounting dismay. "All because some street urchin swam out to your old boat! Paul, what could we do with a child if we had one? How could we bring one up here? And besides—" she put a hand on his wrist— "I'm getting on lor 40, Paul. I'm not. one ot these healthy farm women. I'm—" she looked down at her slim, delicate body "I couldn't. It might kill me." Little red spols were glowing in her checks. Paul sat for a long minute, looking into her eyes, reading there nothing but defiance and angry surprise. At hist he stood up. "I'm sorry." he said, coldly. "I won't mention it again." As he went to the balcony lo wait for breakfast he let himself' feel, for the first time since he strode up to the villa ..whistling had left Northumbra, that "iving checrtully,. feeling th^.t-lite .was up-his .throne had'been a terrible simple,; atjci> all. ,He Vvept ,to. $> ,and irrepar»b!e,miatnJfB.,-, dath's bedroom. She was propped <To Be Continued.-) and blue spots. Whenever .ii per-1 meetings with Leon Smith's den, to meet with Billy 'iVilson, Raymond that he bleeds and he'should-have ti competent doctor study his blood '£t3v;art's den to meat with Bi'lv Crowder'aud Hnymond Crawford's to .determine, whether he suffers den to meet with Herbert Swear- frcm any of (he diseases-'that are cngen. associated especially -with a short- — , age of platelets or other disturb- ' ' '. anccs of n hcmorrliagic character. | Acrobatic Fish Eats ' Standing on Its Head fish and mackerel-scad also belong. The upper body is of a ; me- lallic green-blue and the lower silver. The tall is a brilliant yellow. We Tlencli (ire supposed to-be a hard, practical rivce, bnt'\\c are pretty KCnlimentnl beneath il all . —Charted' EOJ , < ^ tnJ screen actor. The white-tail dcci \\n« of t^it cconomL Mine to Ihc cirly setttci-n of Ihc eastern UnKcd States.: Us Ilesli was one- of. the most reliable staples !u the food suurjlj Yet toms in spile of the hea\y innual toll, the \\hlte till continues to thrive \\itnln sl"hl of New York City in the most densely populated areas of the United States. NtVl Dlil Ntr>olion nlu sci billies' OUT OUR WAY 'GOOD GAWSH/ 'ISTHISTH' RACE [\ By Williams ' NEVER MIND TME SARCASM, CURLY.' I THOUGHT I'D TRY PUTT1MG SOME OWE. ON A RACE HOE.SE,7O TRY AND MAKE SOME MOMEY FOE. us NOBODY OK) A COWMOC.SE IS DOIM6 IT.' s iew Members' Enrolled at Cub Scout Meeting The Cubs, a junior organization of the Blylhcvillc Bby Scouts, met it the social hi.11 of tlie First 3hrislirm church tost night'when .wo new incmbErs were enrolle:!. Bobby Campbell and Orvil Elkins liv This group, which is the youngest in the district, has .the largest membership, 25, but the goal is to have 32 members. James Ed- ivn'rds' Is cub master of the group which enlists boys from 0 lo 12 years who plan lo join the scout; when Ihey reach .the age of membership. ' . Next \veck there, will be den 'ADELAIDE, Australia:-(UP) —A iie\\* species of fish, which eats on its head, has just been discovered by T. Marshall, noted ichthyologist of llie'Queensland Mussuin. To data, ssme 3G members of Ibis branch of the finny tribe have been netted. They range from 1C to 33 pounds in weight., According to Marshall, the fish is of the oyster-eating variety and while raiding oyster bctls'. it cats in a perpendicular position, with its head on the bed of the ocean ami Us tal! protruding out of the water. -The fish have been classified as belonging lo the carruiglclae group to which the trcvallies. Samson- I'asscs To Heaven Sold : JOHANNESBURG .(UP) — A ritlcsprcnd sale ol "passes., .to ileavcn" by European racketeers ,o South African natives has been discovered here. Police said Europeans sold the passes for about $3.75 each, assuring the natives that when they died they would be pinned on their chest and the keeper of the gate to Heaven would let him through. Announcements The Courier KCWS nas Men authorized to announce the following candidates for Blythcville municipal offices, lo bo elected on April 6: ; Tor Mayor ' MARION WILLIAMS ' W. W. HOLLI PETER : HOSS? WHV DIDKJ VUH TELL ME • MIGHT o 1 EUIMED HIM, BEWDIW' A lAIG. 1 THOUGHT VUH WAS JUST SHIPPlhi' A PIECE O 1 CHIPPEMPALE. Decrease in .Blood's PJaieiels May Be Cause of Severe Bleeding OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople IJY 1)1!. J1OKIUS I'lSljI'.KlN I One of tlie factors definitely Kdllcr, Journal of Uic American, concerned in rloilinf! is the luuu- Mcrtieal Associalinn, antl r of her' of platclcls in the blood. In li.vcka; the ItriiHh M;!R:uiue i nddition lo the red nnrt (tie while Crcllnarily, when the skin Is cut. blood cells, (he blocd conlnins cer- or when there'is u wound in any other part of Ihc body, the blood, rtflcr n brief flow, will bepin 'ito 1 thicken, or coagulate, a clot will form,'.ami the bleeding '. will ;Vtoj>. Though this process •'has.:been.' known for many ycnny.tlic nature; o! coagulation Is not yet fiilly'un- derstood. . We do know, however, that clotting of Ihe blood depends on maiiy- factors, both chemical and physical, and that Interference witty any one ol these factors may disturb the whole process so - that clotting of the blood is delayed or Inhibited completely. Any one can sec that It Is Immensely important to slop the flow of blood, because otherwise the victim will die. For that reason, many methods have been rtevcloiKd for testing the coagulation time. Surgeons usually make such tests when, .before op- crating on a person, there Is a suspicion that his blood will not clot correctly. * « (r After a surgeon has studied the length of time required for clotting, the firmness and consislencj of the clot, and other factors b; which he can decide whether normal coagulation may be expected he then can operate. decide whether to ,iln formed elements known ilatclcls.; ' The platelet count ts 100,000 lo 1 400,000 in e;>ch cubic nillimctcr of blood. If the number nils below 50,003 lo (10,000.. Hie irrson may suffer with severe >lccdinp: it the nr^nber of plalc- let.s. falls hclow 20.000 for each cubic millimeter, there are likely be certain •llomorr'ha&te" symptoms. Methods have been developed for counting the phtclcts exactly as the red and white blood c are counted. Another test coinmonly used lhat of bleeding lime. Ordinarily. if a finger or crvr Is punctured with a sharp needle and the blond j wiped off with cr blot tine g paper ptcco of at regular tervals, preferably every minute, the bleeding will slop in less than three minutes. ' In some cases, the bleeding may last 10 minutes, in which case it Is considered to be prolonged. There arc, however, cases In which the bleeding will go on for hours suitable steps are taken to •_} stop It. People who hnyc prolonged bleeding time are likely to bleed and to bruise easily so that their •skin Dually will be full of black OKAY /START YOUR BROM7- OM MOW YOU BECAME HERO,.; YOU BUST WIDE' YOU .owe u MOMEV/ WE CAM ' TO TUME OUT OM -YOU , HUM ( IP 1 SNOOZE, A-5-51STAMCE '. A DESPERADO THREATEU&P ME WITH APISTOL, BUT BEiWa A MASTER OF THE ART OF FISTICUFFS, 1. LAMDEI7A WELL-AIMED BLOW AMD LAID HIM HOPS PE THE FRESEMTATIOM OP TME £ 1000 -REWARD AMD THE MEDAL-. TOLLOA/ED ^ TM SWAYIM6 BODY' e (SETTIMcS UP TO Tl-l'. TOPPIWG POIMT.' in-

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