The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 26, 1937
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itotit (MK.)' GOUftttlU TUESDAY, JANUARY, THE BLYTHEVILLE'COURIER NEWS TH2J COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O. B. BABCOCK, Editor ; H ,W: HAINES, Advertising Manager •Pole•••National'.Advertising' Representatives: Arkansas "" Dailies, Inq, New York. Chicago, ivtrolt, Bt. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every AfternbcMi Except Sunday Entered BB second class matter at the pest pfllc* at Blythe< ille, Arkansas, under act ol ' Congress, October 0, 1911. Served by Uia united Fresa .' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the Oils' of BlythevUle, IBo per week," or 650 per month. •By mall, within a radius of W miles, $3.00 per year, S1.60 for six months, V5c for three months; by mart In l»slnl swnes two lo six, Inclusive, $6.SO per year; In zones seven nnd eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. The Flood Situation There seems (a bo justification for saying today that so far as Mississippi county is concerned the worst of the flood situation Is over. What tho Mississippi river will do, no one can say. But at least them is every reason for confidence that whatever it may do will have little - direct efl'ucl upon Mississippi county, the surface, water which has cov- ered'a considerable part.ot tins county will drain rapidly from most of the affected area. The Missouri counties directly to the north of us have already experienced considerable relief iiucl .reports from most- parts of this county are that tho water is subsiding. The areas' in the path of water from levee breaks at the state line and in the west floochvay levee' are of course exceptions. They are in for a rather prolonged siege of Hood conditions. But in relation to the entire area of tho county they are not large. It would be ridiculous to say that —. the danger of a major break in the Big Lake-Little Hivcv 'levee system has passed. That danger remains anil will remain until the water in the lake and floodway has fallen materially. But residents of the area in the path of such a break have had an opportunity to get themselves, their livestock and their movable possessions to places of security. Should a. break occur its results would be far less disastrous than they would have been a- week or even a few days ago, Relief and rescue have, bneivpu! on a well organized and effective basis. -<*"•"•• 'The problem developed*suddenly, but it- was tackled vigorously and intelligently. Confusion is disapfleariiijj and hardships and dangers incident to tho flood situation are being minimized, Drainage District 17 and the United; States Engineers have waged a wonderful light on the Big Lake levees. Except for three breaks of relatively minor proportions they have held those levees in the face of the most adverse weather conditions and with the water ; at a stage at which no one would have - dared to say in advance that they could be held. Whatever the linnl outcome of their fight they deserve the fullest praise and credit. In most respects a bad situation has been handled just about as well as it could have been handled. The'Uncer- tainly which is a factor in any flood inevitably produces a measure of hysteria, particularly on tho purl oE jxjrsons unable to appraise conditions and judge the outcome. ^Preposterous rumors easily gain circulation and • a degree of credence, Unfounded reports arc too readily accepted and spread. The fears of the ignorant or timorous are communicated to persons who, if they would stop to think, would banish them :is foolish. The lime for that sort of thing has passed. The disaster has struck and is, we believe, passing. We can look about us, see what it has done, and realize that the reality is not as bad as was expected. Loss of life bus not equaled that of one serious highway accident. Property damage, while serious enough, has not been severe ina-elation to the county's resources. No grave blow has been struck to the continued progress and development of the county, We will bo back .to normal before we know it and,-going ahead with plinis for the future. Unpleasant News The news that Sanford Bates has •designed his post as director of federal prisons is far from pleasant. Mr. Bates has made mi excellent record as a wise administrator who knew where to draw the line between undue severity, on the one hand, and sentimental coddling, on the 'other. 11 is reported in Washington that one reason for his resignation was a clash between him and J, Edgar Hoover over parole policies. One hopes these reports are exaggerated. Mr. Hoover has made an excellent record . in the .mutter of catching crooks. Mr. Bates has made an equally excellent one in the matter of handling crooks after they have been caught and- convicted. Mr. Hoover will bo diminishing his own great usefulness if he steps out of his proper sphere and tries to draw cards in someone else's game. SIDE GLANCES By Gb&ge Clark; . **X'!*"i'- •-v-i'i-!j'-/' t.-T.M.RtC. ^ * PAflofF/xf v.**^.VJ.A«- i<1 '*' ! '*'-" : . : fnpiifjjoufli 1IUGIX HURT: TODAY Surronilerliiic lil« """'jy. lure, at AIIIUTIl >» C1 CmmiJInii-liurii uctruif, J'AUJj lflcl}- he llinl» """ llc """ Imil li:irBnln> lie KOOI, lire, at Hie COUNTESS 1)1 JIAUCO. HUCfil" \ Ah 'I'\VV.\B. lllitl (He K«r. VUCUOIH ••rowil Ilinl licoi.le the liar •>' Jjl- >'raiu-l» ri'Kurl cci.lrr. He (ravel*, illyg II milling ulilll, lrnvi-l« mure, int • iihvny* rcsllo.»»r»«, " • hailunr at '(lie lost (liroiie LI ill, i.'lnnllj- lie mid Ardnll,_ iiun.rMl OUT hbr frlcinlN. I'" 1 ' 1 <" ke * luoie and ,,J« li hl» UK'". «<•« d " ««"" Hugh-mi, (o Ardatn ll;««" ' ml -the . i '«» , have you any iile .twhcrc all we went last night? Jerrv can't lim! his- teefh." . ;< : THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson \ am one of the best pistol allots in Okla- ''hotnn and I can take care of myself. —Oov. E. W. Marlnnd, alter receiving extortion nole. '. ' ' * *' *'• There is such strong feeling for peace everywhere thnl there is not, n. posslbililj' of war. In America there is more talk of war limn in Europe, —-Dr. Huns Luther, German ambassador lo United Slates. * * '.* We should always have been tougher, bill the troiible always was (hat we did not know \vlmt to get tough-about. —Rexford Guy Tugwell, discussing Hie pnst of the New Dcnl, * * * If we slick together, it won't be long before we have, a woman president of Ihc United Stales. —Helen P. McCormick, former Brooklyn, N. Y., assistant district attorney, urging women to go Into politics. •••••' .*, - '•*'" * Let us regard ' Europe its a land for heroes to live In—not merely to die In. —British Foreign Secretary Anthony Ertcn. *. * * If we could put, a wall around Europe, we could have n ready-made lunatic asylum. —Dr. Maude Hoyden. -K THE N=W ZOO - INCH -TELESCOPE, NOW UNDER. CONSYRUCTION FOR. USE ON : MT. PALOMAR., IS EXPECTED TO BRJNG- M/LUON. STARS: WITHIN -ITS PHOTOGRAPHIC RANGE". OUT OUR WAY By Williams fl SHOULD THIMK.AFTEE A u SISTER HAS LEFT HOME, HER BROTHER. WOULD BE GLAD TO SEE HER. WHEN SHE VISITS HOME- NJOW, WHATEVER THAT STUWT 15, =3. STOP IT, RIGHT NOW.' OH, DON'T. SPOIL, IT ! i Ji WAMT TO GIVE MEGA, LITTLE Dl6 ABOUT MEG. OWN KIDS - SHE'LL GIT AAAD AN' DO IT PER A WHILE - 1 WOM'T SAV OWE-WOED- M-fird f.ntili oilier Tlicn one! 'lilKM 1'anl ovcrhi-arx Ui'KK |l! Anliitli to leu ve I'.ml tar iil'Xl liMirnljLK IMul '? n ' " > P| "" f ."- rl)r itnl. Tlii- AriiiHh to iviik for Iilm. Arriving ill Grilljnirl, wllt ' rd J 1 . »r a '" ,,^ i coal llehl., I'nal v |«HH H - llic new Mm,- 1* ,"'" vlxll (lie lawn ilw- "«,' dn >' rlKlil," Mir« .1 mlurr, "Jiui .'c "»Just a llKhl\Ytli;l't. IVOW. GO ON WITH '"IB STORY CHAPTER XII ILL the rest of that day and *- evening Paul wandered idly about Gailporl, unrecognized and lonely, drifting fr° m one = asual group to another, asking questions and direcling each conversation to the subject of the king. When he wenl to hcd, at last, in the cabin of his sloop, he had lo admit lhat the thing he had come bach to Gailport to iind had eluded him. For he had come back lo bask in the radiance ol the old days—lo snuggle up against tho warm love his people had once had for him—and lie found that it no longer existed. The truth of the matter that they had simply forgotten him. They did nol look back at his reign : with the fond'longing lie had imagined; Ihey did. not look hack at all until someone reminded them of it, as he had. been doing; and then their atli-" tude was one of, "Oil yes—King Paul. To be sure; he was king before King Joseph, wasn't lie?" When lie got up Ihc next morning he found Hie lillle city decked out with flags snd bunting in honor of the expected visit of Joseph. Each house, no matter how humble, iiad found some means of pulling t>n :\ fesfivc aspecl. By 10 o'clock the sidewalks were crowded. Paul found a place by (lie pedestal of a (lust-grimed war memorial, al Ihe cnlrancc to the common. A pang of memory/'assailed him as he recognized it. * * t "PAR oil", at last, he heard the sound of music and cheering. The noise came in intermittent bursts, al first, and then swelled I to a steady tide of sound, given, rhythm by the blood-stirring pulse of drums. It came nearer, and an electric current seemed to pass through the waiting crowd. They could make out now the tramp o£ rhorchirig feet, the blare of trumpets and the shrill scream of the fifes, and a wave of cheering came sweeping in toward them as the people hailed (heir, king, There it came, at last, down the street on the far side of the open common. The regimental band of a famous regiment of regulars—a regiment that had fought the king's wars lor three centuries, and had the names of great battles and obscure ones inscribed on its banners—swung into vjcw. A mist.came into Paul's eyes as he watched them. His amber spectacles logged, and he impatiently jerked them off and thrust Ihem into his pocket. He had been honorary colonel of this regiment. They were his men; he knew all of the officers and half of the men. They were great men and a great regiment;-he looked on with a lump in his throat as the steady blue ranks swept past him, the jaunty caps bobbing over bronzed laces. Then, as the roar mounted to a crescendo, there came an open touring ear. Standing in the ton- neau was a slight, straight figure in a plain business suit, bareheaded, a white, earnest face looking out over the town—Joseph, King of Norlhumbra. The car moved abreast. Instinctively, Paul snatched off his, hat and held it'over his heart. He stood in! an exposed 'position, and his sudden movement must have caught turned the his royal head eye; and Joseph looked "The English had a great poe ' William Blake, and he wrote soni great lines which I think WG ca' sorrow for our own nation. Let m' quote them to you: ( "And did tho Countenance divin'.l Shine forth upon our cloude* hills? And was Jerusalem builded liei' Among these dark Satanic mills "Bring me my Bow of burnin gold! Bring me my Arrows of desir< Bring me my Spear! O cloud . unfold! Bring me my Chariot of fire! "I will not cease from men! fight, Nor shall my sword sleep in m hand, Till'we have built Jerusalem In this our green and plcasai land!" *. * *. nPHE young Icing remained leai ing forward,- his face aligh and suddenly the great crowd it sponded, and n tremendous shov went up lo the slcy, as the"pepirf caught the vision, he iiad heldioip 1 lo them. Paul found lhat he had left tti| crowd, somehow, and was walkirl along loward the wharf where 1 had moored his sloop. The wprcj! of Blake's mighty poem still ran in his ears; before his eyes nfj mained the nicture of his broth"? Joseph, so young and so sincerf standing tense before his subject and lighting in their hearts US flame that enables men to trai'jj scend them selves. And as he thought of this, the:f| came lo Paul, at last, tion of the full measure failure. squarely at him, and Paul saw a slart of quick recognition. Then u realizfi I ire of h l ;| BY PLAMTING-'SEEDS- IN SMALL POTS OF PCCR- SOIU, AND BY. PRLINIiNG-.TJ^E.SEEDLINGS, KEEPING-THEM. IN UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS AND MALTREATiN& THEM, CAN) GROWT/^//V//47Jyye£"'77ZfiES WHICH, At THE AGE: OF loo YEARS, ARE' ONLV /2 INCHES Hl&J; OCTOPUSES, IN CAPTIVi DEVOUR THEIR. The. new Mt. Tnlomar telescope, although only twice as large the present 100-inch Mt. AVilson Iclcscope, when measured by Ihc diameter of. the lens, will*.catch about four times as much light. Since it win be of 'shorter, focus, it will concentrate Its lights and shadows-In Images: 10 times'as bright. . .: ;"• NEXT: How is the di.iclor r beetle c;nnoiillagcii7 People May Be Divided In to. Groups- According to Faetors in Tlieir Blood HEALTH ARTICLE— .......... By DR. MORKIS KISI1KE1N Kililor, Journal of ihc American Medical Assncialion, and of Hygcla, the Health Mapulna Modern Investigation"; 'have shown that human beings can. be divided into groups according. .'It certain factors present in •Jthiir blood; and lhat the bloo:l of- some groups inay bs mixed without danger, whereas that of oilier groups will not mik satisfactorily. ; This was discovered alter Ihou- sunds of cxpcrimenls. in each of which the blood ot one person was levied wilh that of another, revealed that persons could be grouped according to the aglutinius and ag- gluUnogcns in their blood. Agglutinin is a substance con- lair.ed in the liuid matter ol blood; agglutinogcn. in the rod blood cells. When the aggultinoecn of one blood is aclfd on by a certain kind "of agghitinin from another, llic blood cells will clump logcther. or agglu tlnalc. , Obviously, it. is imposs-iljle person lo have in his own for a blooc an agglutlnogcn. because then own blood would clot. » * « l-'iirlhcr studies made im blood groups have shown that ihcv arc inherited, and that various types o animals and various races of human beings have special arrangements of their blood grou|>4. A person can transfer only one »f these facloi'b to his child, if the \ b'tood sv°"l> lo which a child and the car moved on again, a company of local militia filled the gap behind it—and the royal pageant had passed. Paul climbed down. The crowd was surging down the street, following the parade, to find a place by tlie waterfront where the ceremony of breaking ground for the new coal dock was to take place. For want of anything belter to do, he followed. Paul saw Ihe slight figure step lo the front of the platform and begin lo speak The first words were lost; then a shift of the wind, or a diminution in the noises of the crowd, lei them Ihrough, and he heard Joseph saying; ". . . and I like to think that what we arc doing here is lo begin a new battle—not y battle against external foes, but a new fight in the age-old'^Campaign against the eternal enemies of our race: hunger, wantr cold-and misery. He walked dejectedly to wharf and descended lo Ihe cab of Ihe sloop. Ashore, the cerjf monies .ended, people streamt back through the strecls, city li regained its normal round, the'.d; wore away; and all the while Pa sat alone in Ihe cabin, his chin, his hands, thinking long and me ancholy thoughts. He roused himself, at : came on deck. Dusk had com night was veiling the bleak ug( ness of the harbor, and ihc wate! front was taking on a spangle I lights. Paul stood by the rna.j | looking dully at the foreshore.' A huge motor car came cjov, the nearest street and swung-on! Ihe .wharf. It hailed, and a. ur|. formed military aide got out.-1! looked about for a moment, spi; j the sloop, and walked briskly-oy' lo it. Hailing at the edge of J; wharf, he saluted. "Sir," he said; "His" majesty t king lo.'lalk with -Will you come with me, please?' (To Be Concluded) Throttle-Brake New Safety Invention MINNEAPOLIS..' (UP) •—Traffic j authorities In-Ihc .'Northwest ara interested in a .'new safely' control device patented by 'Henry E. Stein of Mantato, Minn. ' It is a new' type foot, Ihroltlc, placed Hush with the brake pedal, thus reducing Ihc time 'required by a driver lo shift,his foot from accelerator lo brake: Iri; addition, the thratlle is coupled with the brake in such a way., thai if the throttle is pushed far'enough downward, tile brakes are-'^set., "The device," said Frank C. Berry, safety director ..or the a'utoma- bilc club of iiinhaapbnV'.'vvoulil a'p- psar lo hold great possibilitier. in connection with additional safety features, ''I believe Ihc reaclion time, or Ihc period".moving tho foot from Ihc throttle to Ihe brake, would be considerably reduced ami this, of course, would reduce the distance within which a car coulc be stopped when necessary." Here's Additional Proof Elephants Never Forget LONDON. (UP)—Two years ago i' German elephant arriving in Uoolc pock trom Hamburg stepped .nto a waiting railway van and went through the floor. The other day the same ele- .ih'ant arrived with three companions. It has been going in and out of railway vans all over Europe during the past two years, but would not risk'walking inlo a van at Gools. Trainers and dock stati coaxed, bullied, used fodder as Ijait inside the van—all in vain . . old and getting bigger and -.Inj"; ;rier every day. The Cleveland^? not allowed to board aniim So Miss Snydcr has turned her.-] over lo the Animal Protect League. But she still hns to fcett GirFs Pet .Lion Grows, It's White Elephant Now CLEVELAND (UP)— Vivian sny- dcr's lion is becoming a while elephant, When It was given her Color Schemes Outlined For Coronation Tit LONDON (UP)—Hints for c'o' nation decorations are given in pamphlet just issued by the B; ish Color Council. Among the color schemes gcslcd are Ihosc chosen for bu ing by the Office of Works-of City of London and of Westm slcr. Bright and cheerful col svch as gaiter blue, peacock b tatimvood, jade and signal red, recommended. Higher Flying Believed Nca PASADENA, Cal. (UP)— Regl commercial flying in Ihc near OUR BOARDING HOUSE one parent-belong' 1 U known, IL can be definitely said that liis other parent must'belong lo one of cer ain groups .and.Cannot possibly belong to any other group. « « * Today, courts in many slates have recognized the. scientific character of these observations and evidence has been introduced in legal .casa; to show, for^instance, that a certain man coiild not possibly bo.tlir father of a certain child. It is not Set possible, however, to this evidence that a certain man Is definitely the father of a certain child. '•.'••" It is obvious lhat. Ihesc losts must be made only by those,who are experienced and competent in this kind of work. .The method Is sliil being studied experimentally all over the .world. - LONDON 1 (UP)—Bacteria, aided only by moisture and such chemicals as arc found in iriahy soils. can cal Ihrough Hie most solid of KSS ™ SSS8SSSS , iron pipes, according to experts at ^^M^3 the Chemical Research Station ill Tcdciington. Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates for Blylhcvillc municipal olficcs, to be elected on April G: - ';..,/ ,;.-..-'.. Tor Mayor MA1UON \VTLUAMW W. W. HOli'lPETEB lure at an allilude of 30,000 f, ' is Ihe prediction of Maj.'-AVti W. Stevens of Ihc United SI; it's more than rive months With Major HASV, M'PET' A LITTLB GIFT FOR THREE HUMORED "DOLLAR BILL'S—KACK KACK-K~~OUST A LITTLE ' TOKEkl TO SHOW THAT'A HOOPLE SI-WRES, MOT OMLY HIS 6LORY, BUT THE REWARD AS ^f^^^i^^f^ HUNDREP \ DOLLARS ? \e> THE VEWT Il-J YOUR, SKULL OPEW2 I'D ALMOST BET THE ^ 3OO THAT TEWSIOM V.'HEM MEXT 1 IMVITE OWUS CLUB IM POP. THE SILVER CLOUD WILL SLIP OUT T-ROM UMDER ME AWp BEER' ONE-WAY TICKET 1MTO HER <3OOP

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