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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 29, 1938
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PAGE FOUR i BLYTBEV1LLB, (AUK.); COUH1EK NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. 1LAINES, Pubitohcr ~ Bole NaUonnl Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Ino,, flew Yoru, Chicago, Detroit St Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday^ Entered as second class mater at the post oillce at BJylhevlllc Arkansas, under acl or Congress, October 9, 131V, ~ Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BIylhcvlllc, IGo per wwfc or 65o per month. By mull, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year $1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six. '™''^ 50.50 per year; In zones seven and cujhl ,$ lu - uu per year, payable in advance. Dollar Devaluation— a Good or Bad Thing? It is now four yonr.s .sineu the dollar was devalued. And today the clVi-cl of Ui:it I'l'" 1 ' 11 - makins shift of nioiictiiry policy ii; lost. in the welter of national and intcvna- tionalj factors (hat lj<>;ir on Uiu relation Ijetwccn the IhiiiKs ImiiBht and ilic money p;iid for tliein. Kew ci-on- oinists have been h:u\ly eiwujjli t» al - tenipt to pick out the exact elVt-clti of dollar dovalualioM. Yet four years a^o Hie nation nasp- i'il at the dariiiB of lh(> slop. The inure conservative 1 .shuddered at what they felt, sure was a gate opening directly on inflation that would destroy us all. They may yet be right. No one knows. But certainly no sign of it has appeared yet, and ritfhl now the United States is in a period of ddlaliou and falling prices. Even' the most radieally-m i ud c d among financial authorities tools a linn l,'rip oi> the handles and prepared for some kind of a fast sleigh-ride when the price of uold was artificially advanced RO that the 100-cent dollar became a 59-cenl dollar in relation to the price of gold. And when the Supreme Court upheld the course, it was Justice McRcynolds who cried out at the "shame and humiliation" of it, and lamented that "the Constitution, as wo have known it, is gone." Something is gone, all right, but nobody seems to know unite what-it is. Trices did rise, steadily, until .last' fall, when they began to slip, and have been slipping ever since. How much of that price inflation was due to 'dollar devaluation, and how much to lavish .spending by the federal government, the soldier's bonus, farm-aid payments, and the like, no one can measure, and few arc hardy enough to try. The ed'cct of devaluation on the pockctbook of the average man is even harder to measure. He still goes lo the store with paper dollars, awl buys •with them about what he did before. The fact (hat they are theoretically worth less gold has not up to now made any appreciable difference to him. It is <|»itc likely, however, that there has been a definite effect on foreign trade. Devaluation placed the American dollar in a workable relationship with foreign moneys; and export of U. S. steel, farm machinery, cotton : atid automobiles have steadilv increas- ed to the point where they were a worthwhile cushion to the recession. Gold continues to pile up in the federal vaults under the standing offer to purchase at an artificially-high fixed price. Many economists believe this is a danger, and that the rest of the world may suddenly give np gold as a monetary measure, leaving us with most of the world's supply and nothing lo tiw il for but to lil! teeth. Hut thai, too, is mere crystal gaxing. Dollar devaluation and its history thus far prove nothing at all except that we once tool; what we thought was a daring slep, and (hat its results four years later were neither the heaven promised by i(s advocates nor the hell forecast by its opponents. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark II takes more than a major flood disaster In discourage (lie sturdy residents of the Hirds Point-New Madrid lloodway who were driven from their homes ;i year ago when jfovoniwunl engineers blasted crumbling levees to open (lie fioodway to (he swollen water;; of the mighty Mississippi and save Cairo. \v'i' are fold (hat despite the gwi- • end exodus I'rom the (loodway 12 months ago that more people live in that fertile area now than ever before. New buildings, new roads and 1'enc- <•.'.' dot the spillway and enrollment in schools in the fioodway has increased 10 to 20 per cent over last year. Of course there remain grim reminders of Hie tragic (lood of last year. Scoured out .pits, piles ol! drift wood left lm;h and dry and some of the buildings bear mute but gripping evidence of tin: rampant Mississippi's thrust down the spillway. Kvcn those who were' acfually engaged in rescue work and those who only followed the' story of 'the flood's havoc in the shelter of their own homes by newspaper and radio will not quickly forget. Stories of families clinging to house lops, of farm animals left to perish " in the Hood, of the major tragedy just north of New Madrid when a l/argu Crtpsi/.ud oirr.vinjr several score levee workers to (heir deaths can not be erased in \'i months. But the fioodway was the home of those refugees and back (hey wont to produce the most bountiful crops ever recorded there. The same story willi but few variations could be fold of the Big Lake and Little River refugees in Mississippi county, Arkansas. Like the spillway residents in Mississippi county, Missouri, they returned to their homes when Hie water receded (o produce plentiful crops—though the return on their harvest was not groat. It appears that nature did ils best, lo make compensation for tlu> havoc wrought. And that the inhnbilants of the fertile lowlands are not going to let misfortune force them lo abandon their homes. 'My hunkers must lltink I'm a little ruinv. My account is overdrawn iinlf Hit- Unit'." THIS CURIOUS WORLD William Ferguson —H NORTH AMER/CA HA.S MORE THAN •Five. •HUNDRED DIFFERENT SPECIES OF is A NOUN; "BITUMINOUS" is AN TO R3PULAR. OPINION, HOLO/AJG, DOES MOT PREVE1NT A FROM PUNCTURING ONE'S SKIN . TIIK word miilnarile is derived from (he Greek iinlltrnx, meaning "coal." Since it is a noun, it is incorrect lo say "aiUInacil- coiil." When refcrrim; to liard coul, (lie word anthracite is rutli- cinit. Bituminous, hov.cver, bfiir^ an atlji'Ctive, should be followed !» the word coal. NKXTi Of \vhat Lirr Ihr srcal pnlar ice cap.; Turnicd'.' .SATURDAY, JANUARY nated—or did she really hale him f AH'!' Ill' CI1AH.H,'W;US ('OV.'f'^M'l: < UlillV — luroliu-i rillii,.! Kill I" II"' ""rid. Ii I! i;T II ,1 II l> MST V— licroi llHrU ,' l.llil.l. r. ItliDM'A IIIIAMION —Connie 1 ! llasifi-. KM'll) III.YN— fuiiiilc'a "Uuu- Vi'sli'i ilny: UrM nusmrrH Con- llll-'M rli:,lli'li!rc; Ti-fliM'U to lifl-mll •-• illrnrri'. Ill' l« ilrlcniilnrd lo iti;i).e her like her mjtrrjjjee! CHAPTER XXI "VES, I decided ;iot to go to ttcmuidii," Connie said to lioilnr-y Urnndon, over cocktails in the smiill privulo club ;tt which they wore lunching together. "Bret siagcd a scene, refused to go. Though (hill's not my only reason Si»- giving up tlic li-ip." Her prclly fan.- took nn a look of determination. "I'm aoiiiy to divorce Bret, Rodney.'' "Von arc!" Ther (;it:iiiK Hie ci'sci'iie;.:: that lighted HndneyV; t-yc: . lie leaned ;ieross the little l.ihk 1 , inliniMely. "Uar- 1m;:. ... I, well, perhaps. 1 shouldn't say this — but I'm jjlad Krcl isn't the man for you, Yoin v:orlds are miles apart. Vou made ;t miMaf.e jn marrying him There':; no reason v;hy yen shouldn't put tin end to it." "It's iiuiiriK to ho dillicuM," :ih( said, hvistiui; the stem oC Uic glas: between her slim lingers, Sin M-arrely hud sipped the sherry She had planned (his luncheon foi :i purpose. Hodtiry must, help hei in wlutl she must 'do. "iirct sny, lie won't let me &QI ;\ di\ r orce. Bu 1 think he'll change his mind. xh;i!I tell him that if lie \von't Ic me div'orce him, 1 shidl force hiJi to divorce me." ''How can you manage that? Rodney's. slow smile was full o admiration. Tilings v,'erc working ' out just as he had known they would when Connie firs I had run away from him. lie hud not run after her. lie w;is sure, ijirai time enough, she would come, miming hack. "Is there ;mylhing I ciin do'.'" he added now. "You know if there is, you have only to demand it." "1 hoped you'd say that." Her oye:; met Jii.s ;i quickening moment; then dropped before his g.i/.e. She knew what -she meant to do; she had planned it craftily, after the (irst swift rush of Iiiri- <ms anger h;id died down and slip had resolved that she would show liret she could have her own way no matter what lie did. no matter ii il broke his heart — and hers. "1 hoped you'd help me. 1 ' lilcd to stir her to any deep fecl- \g. He always was so agreeable, o perfect; she could count on him o do just as she wished without .uestion. "1 shall tell Bret I am oinK away with you—that you re my lover," Connie mid. Even Rodney had not expected hat. His eyes widened; then he cached across and caught her land, held it. "Ho you mean that? S'ou would go away with me? ''orce him to divorce you. . . . You iiusl hole him, Connie. You roust lot care what he thinks of you." "I don't," Her answer was brief, •ihe did not say whether she hated irct or not. Perhaps she did not viiow. Tlic dividing line between laic and lox'e is so line, a silken thread, H might linve been hate, Ji 1 love, or pride, that caused licr o follow the course she had this cunnii) "You'll do it, then, Rodney?" "You know yon need not ask. And of course we'll bet married just as soon as Bret does the dc- ccnl Ihing mid divorces ynu." 'Yes ... of cour;;e." She supposed they would have to bo. She \v<is not thinking (hat far ahead, lowcvor. This was anolhcr wild ini] that had caught her up, rushing her along on its torrent. She had lo do something. Something lo hurl Brcl. To even Ihc score. To forco him lo let her win. To make him think she hilled him. '"PHEY were living in complete unhajipiness now, like strangers, like people who had never known each oilier. Bret stayed in his rooms; Connie in hers. During the day he was gone, she did nol know where, or with whom. She did,nol know what his phins were. She did know that she would nol go on this way. She couhl have gone lo Bermuda. If Bret had unpacked her things, tossing them out of the. window, as he had threatened, i'hc could have repacked others. She could JiaVe left. Bui lhat would have been only a temporary arrangement. Nothing final. She did not hove any grounds against him. She might have man- ngcd to have faked some; but she knew he would fight them. She knew he would fight, no mallei' what she did. After that moment, She supposed he hatc-l her. behaved as though he diJ. He ha- accused her of changing him, r. robbing him of his self-rcspcc. lie would not go her way; he rr ; fused lo accept her world, hi friends, anything in it. She woul t not return to his. There was noil ing for her to do except lo inak him hale her. Then had come plan. If she could make Bret ha( her enough, if she could prove 1 him that she really was not h] wile, make him believe 1191" faithful, untrue to those vows thought so solemn, KO biirf then he would divorce her. Sl| would have won. | * * * CHIi did nol stop to consider ho, hitler might he such a victor: How long the knawing ranorsj How futile the tears. "When are you going to lf| him?" Rodney asked one day soij after this luncheon, lie was cagey xullanl. "When arc yon goii;. vilh me, Connie dear?" "Tonight," she answered. Wh . was the good of wailing? Wh; was the sense of going on anoth-, :lay, or night? ; "You mean you'll go away wi, • lie tonight?" Kodney caught h( hands in his. "You must not s;j you will—again—and not menu j Conine. You never should Inn run away from me thai first tinuj No, she supposed nol. Yet, l j she hadn'l, she never would ha>[..| had (hose happy busy days in llj | little valley town, she nevj, would have known Brcl-'-and hi - Brct-'-and hi- iw; it had n| when he held her by her sliouWerj; and had shaken her, and had told her lie would not divorce her. that she was his wife, and would remain his wife forever, ho had become again, the Bret -he had VOU knew f would. Haven't I been he fare (heir marriage. The ' told you 'I'd stand by always Bret she had loved, whom she had —your humble henchman':' ^Vhat is it you v.'aiit me lo do, Cuunic dear?" felt she could trust, with whom she had known she need never be afraid ol anything. Though now love. It was over no 1 worked out. But something to hayr nad such i' as it had been. ; /' "I'll go tonifih ." she said/ i t | mean it, Rodney .Til meet you j-'.' midnight, at tl v /pier. The yacf-. is read}' lo ', il at any nolit We'll go away ;togclhcr, aflcr told Bret." Rodney raised her hand lo h] lips. "You'll never regret it, deaj est," he said. "I'll make you hai U "pend the rest of my li : obeying your every wish, t neVj loved you so much, you ncv'j looked more beauliful than you i' now. 'We'll sail clear around tt| world. ..." ' Connie wrenched her ham, away. No, they would not do thr''- She had gone around Ihc worl; . with Bret, on her second hnnej!" moon. This third one—wHIio'J him—would be a mockery. Sl ; said, "I don't know where we 1 go. That doesn^l. mallei', yet. I3i I'll send word lo CaplaTn Stephen We'll sail tonight. Notbim: one—shall keep me 'from (To Be Continued) Irtcriiiinc.s the- nature and the d«-| .UTC of the :.rn:liiviiics. 'Ihen it i is porMhle lo lessen the attacks} by avoulhi', contact with or the; use ul the snl;:;lnnc!'s concerned, j New "Car j Shark" Game Goes Round in Daltas IMU;.'V;. Tr::. il.'l'i A new ;;amv. "(Jartl Sluirk" r, yuin^ tlin i mind, in Dnlliis. and UIH..P "in Hie kiu)\v" crav,l ii'wiu Iheir b^cls in tlic | sm^ll hrmra of Ihc inurning lo keep | Llji 1 lun !;iiiiu;. j It .slarls ivhi'ii a ho'lcss ;«ta a ; ^'ni';;t ({» .'ded any eard but a f;:cr , csr;l from u di •:',;. Then Ihc guest i is lohl lo Irtrphonc :\ cfu'ti'.iu uiim- bcr. a-:k tor Mr. fit: and .= ;. "the ; inl shall:," and iiuiuire \vlmt card iK-iii^' held. The an.s'M'cr i.'; alvvays I jcurcrt. The solution is simiilr. A croup' >1 fviciuls- lir^t arrn'ico lo put tlir-| stum over. They nsrcc ou a code i .•:.• li'llov.-:;: ' A d'jii'.'c cull:, for a di' starlin-.,' with B. a trey » c and .TO en. Thr name starts with H, S. c or 1), for a heart, spade, club or diamond. IT a guest draws a deuce of dia- mnnd;s. hi! is fold to ask for Mr. Bert Demon. MIR "card shark." The ".nhiirk' 1 figures a B and a D equals tleuce of diamonds. OUT OUR WAY fONoR-VTULATlOMS. MARVIN) -DESERVE rr.' AMOlHEtl &L1V A TORE AV\N &ECAUSE HE'S <\ C3OOD GOLF PLAYER. .' OH. WHY DlDM'l TH(VT'S VVMUT THE SCHOOLS ARE POlW SAME HERE, MA E.VIM-THAT'S GREAT OW OOLF (M5T£>'.D OF Science JNtw Is Able lo l.rarn (lause ol' Asllwui Tlirnuiili TrM ol' Hear IN'O. 13M let llir 1'j'i'l: m:ty l:c si Ii >;.,• (lit. MORRIS riSI!);i;iN !||,:.| Hi, IT i' :;i!im- In lir ;diiiir, Journal "f Mic .\nin-i-':i>i i thin:tir iii.'i" 1 .;. Al'-" 'here Dictum) ,'iaUun. :1I1I | ul ;;inr. ; . : uul a i;cnrr:il fcrlim 1 u; Doabic For Lincoln Retires From Rail Job ALTOONA. Pa. lUPI — Alton 1. Khii-k. of Bcllwood. whose striking rrsnnlilniice lo Abraham Linccln luougi'.l him nalionwiiic recogui- lion. has retired as a shopman at the Pennsylvania, railroad yards line. Shirk, v.'bom fellow workmen (•Tilled "Abe," has impersonated I,incnhi in numerous parades and public flcmcnstrationii during past- years. His tyred thai any kind when called upon lo l.ij part in cclabrsitions honoring t memory of Lincoln. His oiji,. "props" \vcrc a frock coat, pi hat, anfl cane, t ] Shirk, tie, was employed by l', railroad for 37 years. ' Hobjrt Homiin was known , the "father of modern cmijtnui • through his modernization and i { vmnping of the art of professioi ,L magic in the loiter part of the 19 ccjilnry. Harry HoiKlini took t i name of Tlolx'rf Houdin, motiifsn, | il only by adding an "i". ,' i I'srmblanr.e to the mar- President was , r ,o complete: hf required no makeup ol Announcements ,'tj The Courier News lias been i, Ihoriv.eil to make formnl aimoun mcnt of the following cnndidal I for public office, subject lo I Democratic primary August For County Treasure! R. L. (BILLY) GAINES,. For SlicrifT ami Collector HALE JACKSON Comity (loiii-l CIrrk T. W. POTTER OUR BOARDING HOUSE Witli Major HoopL, offi'r: a ilrtinile :< n: •'- '.'llt'ir.'. 1 . !» Mil 1 i'lic:,l. and iliii'Mtty MI hirallmi-j. isiMri:; hut Ihr biTii iiinre dillir'.ill ami xiMiuli'd. lite ''iK'-'-t <i i In <-;inlv:i' - t and r:;ivinri | ,ilv. The dilTiciiH.y nn ti'.il. the nali 1 »l luiti. V.'hm winter roiuc, nv. t of lh r : j 'Mir-;,- viclims of hay Icvrr ;u. lively l->|ij, ; ,, ,, ( lirrathe. a stpli ot I'chrt At (hi 1 ; \ V ; it |, ,i lime Hie )tollcns in win-;, MI-V ,,.(„..., , arc rciislttvc arc not tiki•!•,• to lie . brctuiir, In Iho air. I lev. H'.il thosr pcipl"' '<',>••': .•!: • ::f;i.';i-j fi lir c- .ivc lo tin; tlaiidvufi IM ;n oni-i iu>i . "•• mnlr.. I" fralhci:; :n«i h'.'i.." diixU : (,.. ilr ,i, t :ul thi-" who rrjiiDiv. M v.iriou:'. ] I.,- -.,, • foods iviih the sympi'-i;: •>• aslti- } !•.!,;. (Mirii-., ntiri cxnt'rt'jr.-stv , -•) nin. are ritill cli'turlj.'d :::<• ,,cck-; i|, K .;- •,-,^ : -i. ; iiiE rt-Uct. , ,vi.:r., i, C 'iu:,r-l in i; ' n +' M^'iiiT. 1 . VBIV :i.- t') !'!• nii.'ii))^.'; in.'r.r:. 1 - t,t fifr:~ by .'.vn.iili'.'ily of yfrr,r:;i,', with a:'.!•.!!.;. m ihfit'.r l:->-iv tr» vaiious .snh:>t:ii'i" . • Unitrd Stales lint f:ot:' !!•.• rcrord.s i-,(,- : rj-. !r: - : r ::; )fv,!ir<' to these Mib-j nvailnhle therr •.vointl . v ;l i to l'.r ; fi;-;v.' : . ; ( ni-:, r pntiv is :• tnclor. Tirj frcm SW.'.On to l.nnn.d'.il vim Mil-i :,i;h.,v. !: ;r-.',' u, v.liich one may '" ' fcr rrr.iilariy \'H:i ;r'i;;nn and j :-'n::ir.' inriudc ail .wu; (it fonri n.l,n- who i <ii!iir-n:t:. jiolleiis, linclrria. ri«.' t [,,,.,, r(i ,.,,..,' ,,l co -,uic!icr., cnt.tnn- .1;!'.(! llw, ir.e't, :ii:. -hie. lllil'CW al.d lll'-.'l '•• ol Mil- ^ V; ''H ''•• drues. srnuns and c'.'-n iv. of ill phvMi'ul fiii'Lors lite <'.,!d !a iisthmii.! and sm.luiu. •cp.'iblc toi (,;,vin:;.-ly it is n fine task in olher cnnditie.ns and r.-.iy really j ;<'!<nii-ir (icdurtion to cii'^ovcr I he lie ill much n-.rvc often than f>' i-inr.le •uiiAiniico. Hie t'J'oup of usually sn;.|irdc[l. .",ih Ian r:. nr thr vra'iftv of dif- Tho rlili-l fr;,lnve n! .riliinn i:- j [crcii, n\ii ( riiils In which the l«'i'- pcrhnps an rqunl have or asional atl.v Asthma lias iirrii fcviup. aiirt a im:u hcallh. Thr rri..>n however, ji mm,' Anioni: rrrent haps the the fact that itcllini; itnclrr the chin.! sei;i;ch :,n extract of in the root ol the urns::; in Oicl prolrisi or olhor ./;?& / front pan ot the chcsl or center ) By ihc reaction the physician VVHSKI A\V (300D pi DOIJ'T LOOK AT ME, OFFICeR-J'^^ VYIF-L THE C5IL.VER iiifKKS THERE VYA-5 WO S1GS! OP A 3 EWTEREP ; TNI" PREMISES; l I AfA COHVIMCEP \ TKAT IT \5 AM 1MSIDE OO5 BEIMG A. T-OKMER '-COTLAMD YARD OPERATIVE ~'i i. aor -THESH TIM E "FROM MUWCHIUQ ~IH' FP.PSM VEGETABLES IU TUG MAM AM' ECSQERV VMO'O REACH IM THIS <3RAB-BA3 7O SM«TCW /CCMB THAT I ~ELCj / FROM TM' VARD AJ.JP I'LL BET YOU'LL \ PAWW "TICKETS ^—7 IU HIS JUGGED IU CUCKOO MUTCH SETTLE THAT THREE EMPTIES IM ~1HE MMIOR'S '.'•'.• MATTRESS-

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