The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 23, 1937
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XAfiK,); COtHUfift NEWS SATURDAY, JANUAUY 2iJ, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' TH3 COURIER'NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS ' - O. E. BABCOCK, Editor '. ' -H ,W, HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York. Chicago, rvtrolt, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered 'us', second class matter at the pest office at Blythetjllc, Arkansas, -under act o! Congress, October 9, 1917. ' Served by the, Tjnlted I'resa t SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In (ho City of Biythevflle, 16o per week, or 65c per rnonlli. By mall, wllliln n radius or M miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 lor six months, 75o for three months; by mall In postal zones two to elx, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; li> zones wen and eight, (10.00 per year, payable In advance. Plight of IVcU-lo-Do Fails to Aroma Tears Trying to gel the onlinnry jwrson lo shed a tear over Hie sad fix of the man who has an income of ?75,000 a year is as fruitless n task as trying to weave u rope of seafoum ami sand. The effort is made, just the same, in a recent issue of Harper's Magazine. An anonymous lady whose husband occupies that exalted salnry bracket writes copiously lo prove that life for the rich is far from a bed of roses. And she has the figures to prove it. There are, she snys, four people in the family—herself, her husband, their daughter, and her mother, /flic occupy a simple ] G-room-and-four-bath house. Aiul do they live riotously on their 75 grand per annum? They do not. First of nil, Uncle Sam takes away rather better than $10,000 in income tax. Real estate taxes and interest on "the mortgage^take another $'1,800. Insurance of all kinds runs to §1,857 ii year. To divers relatives gives ahout §3,000 a year; to charities, §5,000; to sundry business clubs, §1,275. Eighteen hundred is charged off lo depreciation. : The lady of the house spends §2,790 for clothes; the husband, §410.' Hubby's cigars, lunches, railroad fares, and incidentals eat np 82,700. ^ The servants' wages run to $3,690 and the year's food bill is ?2,811. ' Altogether, counting these expenses and various incidentals, it cos|; this family $50,000 to get through the year, leaving only a scant $19,000 to invest or put in the bank. And does all Ihis add up to the life of Riley? Take it from the lady who writes about it, it docs not. When hard limes come, and the $75,000 shrinks lo ?40,000, il is almost impossible to economize; they arc on everybody's sucker list, they are expected 1 to keep up their clubs and their social activities, their fixed charges cannot be cut riitich, and if they tire the servants they .simply create more unemployment. Altogether, says this lady, it is pretty much of a headache and anyone who .thinks thai $75,000 a year ends all one's troubles simply does not know what he is talking about. Nevertheless, this is a cold and unfeeling world; and in view of the fact that the average American has to feed, clothe, and house his family, provide for his old age, pay his taxes, mid find whatever recreation lie cim on substantially less than this lady spends for her clothing in one year, it is doubtful that anybody is going to extend much sympathy to her. For these upper-bracket folk, although they may have their troubles, are at least free from that haunting, spectral fear that goes with a low income—that feeling of insecurity, thai realization that a bad break in the luck may mean utter helplessness in the face of disaster. . Free from that fear, they start life with a tremendous advantage over the rest-of us. If, with that advantage, they can't find happiness, it'must be; pretty largely their own fault. —Bruce Cation. SIDE GLANCES . By Gebrge Looking Ahead Flood waters are exacting a'heavy toll iu human suffering and economic loss from Mississippi county. II has happened and for the immediate present the only thing to do is to make the best of iU-lo <!o everything possible to minimize losses and suffering and at the same time to carry on the essenlial activities of normal life. But while the waters are still rising and spreading destruction is not loo soon to begin to think about what must be done after they subside. H must be recognized that this Hood is simply a repetition, varying only in some of the circumstances attendant upon it, of what has happened in the pasl. Nothing is more certain than that the same thing will hap' pen again unless the physical conditions which permit'it to happen are altered. Nature is not going to change. If we want to avoid floods it is, up to us to apply effective controls to the forces of nature which cause floods. It should be emphasized, that the present flood did not result from any neglect or failure to do everything hujnanly possible to hold the. protecting levees. .The. men who have been lighting for days to keep the 'waters of Big Lake and Little River within bounds have Ho their credit a truly heroic effort. They failed simply because the reservoir and (loodway built by the Big Lake reservoir and the Little River flpodway were not big enough lo hold and carry off the water that poured into them from the north. There simply was too much water. The remedy, as the army engineers , have pointed out, is to enlarge the lake and the iloodway. The government is ready to pay all of Ihc cost except for providing the right of way. That is up to us. And our present experience should be sufficient notice of the necessity of doing it and of doing il in time lo be prepared for Ihe next big flood. tacounfrij rf 8m«. OKU.3fr»it( Inc UKCl.V 1IEIIB TODAV SllrrcuilcrliiK >'!» I In-one for Ihc lovo of AUIUTII UICHJIOJilJ, C.nimilliiJi-torii nctrrisi, I'AUI. I, KliiK of Surtlimulir», linrumra Ilic lluy vi'w I'« 1« "Every day lie says, '1 want lo buy my cosil hack.' Every day f laugh, and every day he gives me a dime." TUis CURIOUS A(J_ MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ARE "WIND" INSTRDMENTS/ !)»>« a charming vllln u fit Sr. l-'ranelK mill iK'lle II frrtr Mini tit luNt. Hut <|iilckl>- lii' niiJn lie lm» nmilp a liml fmmnln, Tin." utirld |lr>* ill .,1, IL ........ ITCllC-l,*!)! WMk IlIIlT Wl'l'll Of IlkSOcIllllOll Wllh the rncmiiix COII.VTI'.SS HI 5MIICO, HUOttli: VAX TWIMI, iilnyliur, mid this atla-r IiiHriiu- llonnl «c(, prove* lin-ll)' lioHnif. So Finn (ul.-OK tli« nilvlja pi Mil oia tutor, l)U. SO.M'KKbi lie lrnvel«, liny! IL KiillliLK ntiili. irnveln MIIIIC more. Hill ever (lie Klindun- (if 'hi! lost Ihronc taHftrf lilin. Kvonlunllr lie " rl1 Arcliilh iiunrrel over licr Irlmilsl I'liul Ink™ more null iLiore ILI III* non<. TlK-ii line .!»}• lit ""?",'•* '"„ '" Anlndi Iliey liin'L' il olillil.AnKrll}, ulie reii1k'»i "1'mil, nre you <"- JmiieJ" Tiiiil Is l<a<h>- hJiiikon. A. week later, : ..... mrlf "< "'" I' 1 ! 1 ."" Villil nver h run Vllll Twyiie <«lk- liiir rmullliirly to ,lr.lntl>. lie •tclht her in leave I'nlil. She »iJiiill» IV* II sorry nir.llr 1ml "r''. 1 " 8 "lij must Hlny liy roiil. "»<•"•' *">J Hrjitfle, ''Koiuier or fnli'r ... Him wlii-li you do, lltlle Ilet-Kle'll he ' T^ " ABOUT 45 SPECIES. °f BIRDS v ARE. KNOWN 1O NEST IN MAN-BUILT BIRD MOUSES. THE ACTIVE LIFE OF THE OLD -TlfAE ; COWBOV AVERAGED ONUV . ABOUT SEVEN YEARS, 'BEFORE HE WAS SHELVED BV INJURIES. sow GO'ox WITH Tin: STOIIY ".,". CHAPTER X ,AWN,' was breaking, at last, when Paul finally went up to his dressing room. The last of the Kitests bad-left, the orchcslra and tl.o paid entertainers had gone, and the tawdry equipment of the party—the rows of Japanese lan- Ibrns, llic dance lloor on the lawn, ihe flimsy platform for the orchestra—looked forlorn and dingy in Ihe clean morning light. The sun came up over the water and turned ihe bay and its flanking shoreline to a place of enchantment and mystery. Paul took a hist look from his balcony and went into his dressing room. There was a tap on his door, and Ardath came in. She wore a negligee over her night robe, and her face was anxious "There you are," she said. "Paul where have you been? You. worried me." "I've been a long way oft—a very long way," he said slowly "So far thai I could see—us- as I never was able to sec us be fore." Her brow wrinkled wilh worry "Paul, dearest, what do you fnenn?" "It was a funny country I wen .into," he mused. "A country wher all the shams and pretenses fal away, and you ace. yourself—anc other people—as you and the; really are. It isn't really ver; •pleasant, Ardath." ' '• She came and -sat down beside him. "What is it, dear? I don't understand." He gave her a rueful smile. "You see, my dear," he said, "I saw a weakling and a "romantic coward where 1 had always seen king . . . and I looked -at the juccn of all Ihe earth, who wore ho. stars on her cloak and had a •onder and a marvel in her «yes, nd saw—" Ho took her hand and stroked t gently. "And I saw a mortal voman," he said. "Dearest boy—" He. stood up suddenly and valked across the room, He tretchcd his arms high, and a rent ery burst from him, "Ardath, Ardath, I have been a ilind fool and I have lost my soul! thought I could throw away re- pdnsibilily and a crown, and they launt me and curse me! You can't jet away from things, in this vorld—and I thought you could!" She looked after him, with in- inite pity, and tenderness in, her s. He calmed, suddenly, and ame back and stood before her. Tin going away," he said •juicily. "Where?" "I'm going—back to Northum- bra." To Northumbra?" Her mouth One has only to rend the reports of the methods used by the Mussolinis and Hitlers to perceive how social controls can be used lo regiment, n whole nation and lo lead millions to submit, blindly. —Prof. E, s. Boynrdus, University ot Southern California. us time goes on, more and more birds will come lo accept, man's offerings in the way of homes. The approach of civilization graoV vmlly cuts down the natural locations for the nests • of birds, mid they come to look more favorably on man-built houses. NEXT: Of what arc eggshells composed! OUT OUR WAY By Williams NO-HE'S TH 1 FRESH AIR FIEND.' VOU 6OT TO KEEP THE WINDERS CLOSED HERE, FOR FRESH - THEV LIKE TO KIP HIM. \YHAT B'-AMt FOOL OPENS THIS HAVE WE NO Rl&HTS? we WANT IT OPEN TW FRESH AlR. FIENDS ARE IN TH' MAJORITY HERE, I SEE. In Hemophilia, Bane of Royally, Slight Scratch May Clause Deal! Hy I)K. MOIllllS M8I1BEIN I lidilor, Journal of llic American Medical Association, ami of Hygci;i, the Health Magazine One of the most "romantic" of all the diseases thnt affect mankind. is thai called hemophilia. This is the disease that allects ihe former ros'nl families ot sp.iin aiv.l Russia— n condition of n p:ciiliar hcrettllarj- characler. limited to males ol Ihe family, but li;msmil- led by females. Ill hemophilia, the clotUng lime of ll'.c blood is very miirli jjro- onged. so that a person «ith this ailment may bleed to cicnih with out any one being abb ID cause (he blood to clot successfully. In these casss, the nuuiebr o! red bleed cells and white blood cells usually is normal when Weeding begins. Moreover. Ihc condition is (tis- tinguisl'.cd from purpura. described in the previous article, bs the fact thai the bbod plaletets al-o are not diminished. In fact, they arc sometimes increased over the nor- rnal in response to the Weeding thai occurs. Hence, in hemophilia II is nol platelets, but smut other clement necessary for Ihe dolling s (hat is missing. Many Investigations haw been made all over the world in an attempt to • find out just uh,u luip- peus in the blood of a person who Is hcmophillc. H seems likely that the ([elective coagulation in some oases may be due lo dlllicullv in Ihe loniiiilion 'oi Ihe blood-clotting element call- es used for Ibis purpose. It is, course, possible to pack a mind with gauze or cotton or to \v it together tightly. ' Various uids to coagulation have eon discovered which the doctor apply to the wound In an fort to aid clotting-by supplying ic missing elements. It is also possible to supply these inenod in dismay; she touched her 'heek wilh the fingertips of her ighl hand and looked up in be- vildei'menl. "Yes. Back to what I ran away rom. Maybe I can get my feet on he ground If 1 can just see ihe country and the people again Maybe—" "But you ean'l!" she cried. 'Paul, you can't go back. It's mad. Your brother Joseph—" "I know. I'm not going back to he throne. I couldn't if I wanted ,0. Anyway, you can't lake up ;i burden once you have laid it down, no matter how much your soul may need it. But it's my country, and I left something behind ii it—something that I need, spmc- ihing I've got to have, Ardath, i I am to go on living. Perhaps I can find It in the eyes of the people who used to love me and look up to .me. Perhaps—" ' ! Are you' coming back?" she asked, at last. He turned and cami over to' her, taking her face ii his hands. "My dear, T do not know. I'm going in quest of something, dea -something that I have to iind If I find it—" He paused. "Will you wail her ... a little while?" "Forever, if you « r anl me to. 'T'HE sloop Irene lay al the quay The last of her provisions ha been stowed. She was full equipped and slocked for a Ion voyage. . . for a very long voy-. age. indeed, reflected Paul, for was he not setting his course for a quest of the spirit, which might lead lo a landfall nol marked on any chart? He paid his bill and'got aboard. A swarthy dock-loafer unfastened his mooring lines and Paul coiled and slowed them, while the little lorical Records survey, a division of the Federal Writers' project, cited the case of James Robinson, mown as "Yankee Jim," who stole San Diego's only rowboat in 1852 and was indicted for grand larceny. San Diegans were determined not to lose their only rowboat and oop drifted slowly away from t uay, Then he started the au: iary motor and the boat movi ut into the bay. Half a mile out he caught t' ft'-shore breeze. He stopped h') lolor and hoisted mainsail ib. The boat heeled over slight! nd gathered speed. Paul croucrug n the weather side o£ ihe cockpl he tiller under his arm, and sf lis course for the tip of. Caf toman, far off to the north. By midafternoon he was abrea if the point. He took his bearin;' rom the lighthouse and consulli a chart on the scat beside hirjj The coast of Norlhumbra lay 2IJ niles away. Wilh pertcil and pa-| allel rulers, he marked his o Night camo, and the land h;| alien away lo an indistinfi imudge on the horizon. The s<| ivas empty, and the breeze blef trongly, unfalteringly, a fair ..... o bring a king back from h rovings in far countries. And Jjl he light failed, and the worU| shrank to the small circle of t! x>at itself, with the tiny light, ts binnacle, the flickering red rinl green reflections of ils rurmi'r.^ ights on the water, and the vagu 1 laleness of ils sails rising alof^J ?aul regained once more the fee* ng thai he had in the firsl da): jf his exile—Ihe feeling that frerf dom, that evanescent thing whlcjj men found only to lose, was hi] at last. thij rai-il TONAS COFFIN had not IjejJ •* about the little sloop's qualitiet in a sleady wind she would slitf remarkably close i? her cbur. L l| wilh a lashed tiller. Paul was 1 lowing a course well out of tlc,| steamer lanes; so at last he mad 1 ] the tiller fast and went bclov* to throw himself on a bunk anV sleep. He was up again at daw^l jubilant at the emptiness of this! sea, the clean blucness o£ the slyfl and all that day he guided thj-l sloop across a trackless oceaii'l Another night came, and "•'•* sloop sped on. Al midnight a squall blew up, and Paul carnal on deck for three hours, to shortcut sail and guide his crait througpl a welter of flying spray and howljj| ing wind. And the night wore away to. •>! new dawn, os the sloop went or and at dawn the while sails wcr 1 louched wilh pink, like the proniM ise of a new day and a new worlcfl Paul came on deck again, to loo^l ahead for his first glimpse ol ilv coast of his native land. He stootl by Ihc mast, one hand gripping |j backstay, erect and lonely in V early light—a king without country, borne in on a strong EC wind from the open ocean, peerinjl out for the land which ,hc ^ deserted and which'was reclaimfj ing him. — (To Be Continued) emeuts by transfusion of blood ircctly into the veins. In all coses, however, a heino- hiliac should be in constant con- act with a doctor so that emer- ency measures may be appliec 'henevcr necessary. >; speedily apprehended the thief, the book says. He was indicted, tried and sentenced to hang by a last-working and unsympathetic jury. "Yankee Jim refused to take his precarious position seriously, remaining nonchalant and gay thru- out the trial, laughing and joking with the jury. His good humor, however, apparently was lost on the jurors- and his,.life was ended in the fashion of the West when the sheriff mounted him on a cart, placed a noose about his neck, passed the end of the rope over a tree limb, and drove the cart away leaving "Yankee Jim" dangling i mid-air, a warning to other poten tial rowboat thieves. ioneer Story Tells Oi Hanged Rowboat Thiel SAN DIEGO, Cal. (UP)—Thieves vho interfered with a community's iisager means of transportation n the early days of the West were pcedily brought to justice and treated in no uncertain, fashion, records brought to light here show. A book entitled "Early Records," unearthed by workers of the His-1 Read Courier News Want Ads Toledo Coal Tonnage Sets All-Time Recor'J TOLEDO (UP)—Coal tonnage 21,072,883 tons carried by rhi| oacis to Toledo docks during has set an all-time record for ttif t. The coal tonnage was than double all other freight hai'l died. | Merchandise freight totalfi'l 9,616,655 tons, handled by all rail roads, gained 8.7 per cent over ti\ previous year. For S32, a tourist can have til Acropolis in Athens, privately fl luminated by great floodlights f] two hours on any night. Announcements OUR BOARDING HOUSE The Courier rvews Has been a\| thorlzed to announce the folloij Ing candidates for BlythevillG n nicipal offices, to be elected April 6:, For IMayor MARION WILHAMS W. W. HOLLIPE7TEB With Major Hoop.ll cd thrombin. but the cause for th deficiency In this element has no yet been determined. There happens to be still other element in the blood callc anli-lhioinbiu, which interfere with clotting, and it has been sal that an excessive amount of th substance is responsible. The chief symptom in henn philin. is as has already been mci tioncd. the bleeding, In these cas bleeding frequently follows an h Jury which, in a normal perso would not bleed. Cases are know in which the pulling'of a tooth, scratch with a needle, or n nose bleed hns become a honor- j rhagc which resulted in death. Tr.e person with hemophilia will have bruises under the skin, wilh the formation of large masses ol bleed, but will not have', spots of the type that occur in purpura. Bleeding from a slight injury occasionally will occur in a joint, ro- sulilng in a severe symptom that causes much distress. Because of the severe character ot this condition and the inability of medical science to control children with hemophilia seldom live lo adult age. It is almost impossible for the average person to avoid slight bruises or accidcnls, and the hemophiliac, therefore, Is in constant danger of some accident that will cause death. The most important measure of treatment in casss of hemophilia, of course, is lo stop the bleeding v, hen U occurs. There are many different proce- EVERY OWL IS IKJ TH'ROOST EXCEPT HICKY AMD -THEY'RE IM TM' CAGE FO12, TEW THEV WERE WEAVIM HOME PROM QKIDLEY'S WEDPIKJ', WHEM COP'SAW THEM STAMDIN'. IM PROMT .OF A.KJ AUTO POSTER T'THUMB AMD HE HOT UOGS AMD ONJIOKJ-COATED HAMBURG&RS/ E6A-D, BOYS, A MORE TEMPT1WG FEAST NEVER WA6> LAID BEFORE •ROYALTY, MY SKJAPPER INTO • ONE OF THEM

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