The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 2, 1938
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PAGE FOUR BLVTHEV1LLK, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1938 THE BLYTHEVILLE- COURIER NEWS THE CO0EIEK NEWS CO. H. W. HAJNES, PublWltT ~~~fc>le National Advertising Ueprwonlallvcs: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New VorSt, Chicago. Detroit St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, McmpUls. - Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ^ ""~ Entered as second class mater at the posl aSice at Blyllicvllle Arkansas, under act of Congress, pctober 3, 1017. _ Served by the United Prcsa SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In lhe City of Biythevlllc, IBo per week, or 65c per monln. By mall, within a rpdlus of 50 miles, *3.00 !>er year, »1,50 for six months, 75o for three months; by moll in postal zones l«'o lo six. '"elusive, {6.50 per year; in zones seven and cighl ,$ per year, payable In advance. Streets Can Me Mudc. Safer-lf \Ve Will Many and nwiiy a city has concluded sporadic traffic drives to try to cut down the terrible toll in dead and wounded that automobiles arc taking every day. And many of them wound up :il the end of 1037 to find that, to their surprise and horror, tho (oil was higher than it had been the year before, despite all the campaigns and viewing with alarm. But a few other cities got a dilVer- ent answer, and it is worth while to inquire why. Beaumont, Tex., furnishes one of the most heartening examples of whnt can be done by n community that really wants to do something about the problem. At the close of U)3G Beaumont was fourth from the top of the list of "killer" cities. * Its people were ashamed and alarmed. They decided lo do something about it. At the end of 1937, lieaumonl had cut off a larger percentage of its truffle toll than any other city in the country. Accidents had been cut 02.8 per cent, from 881 to 3<I1. Injuries had been cut 20.9 per cent, from 254 to 201. Deaths had been cut 72.7 pel- cent, from 22 to six. That is a record of which any city might be proud, but the best thing about it in that no trick methods were employed, no special machinery or facilities used that arc not equally avavi-' , able to any other city. A Safety League was organized, and 7000 individuals signed up. A monster parade opened the campaign, and support was enlisted from practically every organization in town. Three lines of attack were launched 'at once, all co-ordinated under direction of the Safety League. The lirst was a giant publicity campaign in which the newspapers played a leading role, but in which nearly 100,000 pieces of printed matter were distributed, ;md radio, movies, pictures, and posters used. There were engineering studies and improvements in signals, signs, elimination of traffic hazards, and the whole mechanical side of safety. The police eliminated ticket-fixing, operated a sound truck, specially investigated causes of accidents. None of these things is new. Most cities have tried one or all of them. lint where Beaumont excelled was, lirst, in rallying exceptional public support, and, second, in pressing the campaign without a let-up through the entire year. The two-week campaign that has every motorist on his toes and then is forgotten had no place ii> the Beaumont picture. It can be done—Ibis job of cutting down accidents. Arid it doesn't take any fantastic or expert measures. What it does take is what Beaumont gave U and what any city can give it. That is a widespread determination to cut the. toll, and the determination never to let up u minute until results lire obtained. When s Suffor Twenty years after the event, Uic regents of the University of Wisconsin move to right a wrong. They have aulhon'/.cd the reinstatement as professor emeritus of Dr. William Schaper, dismissed by a former board 20 years ago "because his sympathies were pro-German." Scha- )>er was idso voted ?5000 as reparation for salary lost during Hie year 1SH7-18. One of the horrors of war is the injustices, the cruellies, the savageries indicted on people in civil life \vho have no active part in the war. Thousands in Spain have been robbed, beaten, slandered, deprived of jobs, and otherwise maltreated by both sides, an overwhelming backwash of misery on the edges of ivhal is usually thought of as the horrors of war. U is so in every war, everywhere. Everyone in this country who remembers the World War can call lo mind at least one case in which innocent people were made lo suffer because ol' win- hysteria. In the Wisconsin case vindication and partial amends comes lale. But in !)!) per cent of such cases it never comes at all. lic Justice The old house on Cleveland's ICuclid avenue' in which lived Ihe elder John I). Rockefeller in the days when he was just beginning to be the monarch of the oil industry, is about to be lorn down. The present John D. Rockefeller was born there. Long a distinguished landmark on what was slill, at the turn of the century, one of the country's most impressive avenues, the old house, grimy and a litlle forlorn, slill preserves a certain Gothic dignity. But it seems that the oil business of Rockefeller helped bring about a greal boom for automobiles, a new form of transportation. And those mi I os need room to run, and space to park in, and gas stations to serve them. So now down goes Ihe old Rockefeller home, to make room for a tine new parking .space and service station. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Jvickest Cjirl in the (Won ,. -___ \ - - •-.--• T--.--Ti-r_ ii. BY ADELAIDE HUMPHRIES CAST di>' CIIAUU:TJ:HS Co \STA\- i: conn v — iiei-oitici rlflll'sl Kir! In Hi.' Mrtrlil. II U I : T II Alll 1> I : S T V— licroi l«ll>.\i;V IIIIAMJON — Connie 1 * HI. V\ — Connie'* "iicu- flii K JiK'." CHAl'TKll XXIV "Oh, Dr. Clink—loi)k what happwifd to that filling you |)iil in last wei'k!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD rC" - ' T** fci. 1 MAD MO FUL.L. /vfoO/v"lKl'i92i^-, E'-JT NOT UNTIL. I9£,l WILL THIS OCCUR " AGAIN. I \ NOT UNTIL. I CO" I7JS Eli Nt* SERVICE. SW. OP THE GULFCQASTS ARE IMDIVIOfJA!_ i , IN SEX, BUT -THOSE: >.OF THE /r/c COAST. BE BOTH OPRING had indeed come lo tlio • valley, and '° " 1C hlue-grccn bills. C'oimic linew lhal Jji sio other spot in Uic world could il liavo awakened more beautifully, She knew that this, his own bc- lovcil country, was where Bret would come. Hadn't he said that no mailer how far he roamed, always he jjuisl return here? And she had wondered if Bret's country miKlil come to have Iliu s;mie inline-nee over hor. She knew aou, bad: in the old brick house with its ivy covered wills ,-ind stately elms, lluit this luul come to pa:--s; she would find peace licrc. Whether .she ag;iin found happiness v.'ould depend upon Bret, ;ind Bret alone. Mrs. Parsons :iml Eloisc welcomed her as Ihonk'h .' : he come "home," as indeed she fell she had. What was more rave, and understanding, they had welcomed her without question or comment. Connie helped Eloise and her mother about the bir; house, opening shutters, airinj; the bigh-ccil- ingcd rooms; she di?i^ in the garden, loosening the hard earlh for young seeds Unit soon would point liny urccii sprouts towards the sun. She helped in (he huge kilehc-n, learning to bake biscuits and corn bread almost as good "Aunt Bertha's"; she look long lr;nnj>s over Bret's bridge, up into the hills. The days were full lo overflowing, though they were a lime of wailing. And then one day the wailing \vos ended; Connie went to (he door to open it to lind Bret standing there. -f * ^ T.TER hcyrt skipped a hoot, turned " over, stood still. But her smile was steady and unsurprised, her eyes direct and unwavering. '"Hello," she said, as though they bad parted but yesterday, in- sleud of weeks ago, and in triend-, instead of in anger and hatred. "Won't yon come in Bret?" She held wide Ihe door. lie .said, "What are you doing hereV" That tiny litie was clche< ahout his mouth; a dark Ihish wider his skin; his eyes were guarded, somber. Perhaps the> c'ould not believe what they saw this girl iu a simple bhic frock hair blowing and curling about hci ace, blue eyes clear and untrou- jlcd and serene. "You didn't expect lo ilntl me?" ihc asked. It .seemed lo her he should have known she would be wailing here. "Hardly!" His lauBh was harsh. 'I supposed you were sailing somewhere on azure seas. With Rodney Brandon. Why didn't you ;o wilh him?" "I'll lell you why," Connie an- iwered tiuietly. "But 1 can't tell you here. Aren't you coming in, Bret? Or no . . . wail! Will you wall; with me—up our hill?" I didn'l suppose you remembered lhal we had had n 'hill,"" he said gruffly. There was no yielding in his dark eyes. "1 can't r>ee . what's the use ot your lolling me, I after all. I suppose you simply changed your mind again—on another impulse. As you prolK-bly will do lime and again witlout end." "You halo me, don't you, I3r:l?" Her voice was soft, bul her lips quivered. "Nol that I blame you. I deseived that. I deserve anything you cvire lo say lo in'.', or Ihink against me. Bul, please—il fetch my wrap, before you come n, will you walk up the hill?" ".As you like. . . ." His nrmner aid that it did not mailer, lie vould remain as he was; stole, im- lersonal, defenses Juried. urally, f love it; it is part ol me. Nol only of me, but of all my people who lived here before me. ' Plain people. Pioneers. My great- ; grandfather was granted his ulol (if land from General Washington." He bad pride in his people, as ' he^had in his land; more than prule, respect and reverence. She underslcod why; il was the pride j of ancestry, ol blood; il had nothing lo do with fame or money or material things. Ihink again," she >.HE caught v]> an old sweater, pulled il on, closed tho door Jehind her. Without saying any- liins more (hey fell inlo step side jy side. They walked in silence, but wilh their accustomed swing- ng rhythm, for Connie's step Hatched his long stride, until they lad reached the top of their hill. The litlle while church still smiled down upon them; lhe king- torn Hint Bret had said belonged ;o her, still stretched below. In the cast night clouds gathered; in the wcsl (he sun was a round ball of golden fire. "Shall we sit down?" Connie asked, and waited for Bret to iprcad his handkerchief on the log. He did thai for her, bul he did not sit down. He stood looking out on thai wide panorama of wild, uutviimmclcd majesty, feasting his eyes, and his soul. "It's my country, loo, now, lircl," Connie said.-"I believe 1 love it almost as much as you do. I believe I'll always come back to it. I know it will never disappoint me, or fail me, bul, like nowhere else in the world, will make me 'new 1 once more." "I'm glad — it means thai, lo you," he said; bul wilh that saint reserve and stiff formality. "Nat- I will cliang said, searching for words lo break down Ihe barriers between them; (he pride, tho hurl, Ihc force ol his will. "But I shmi'l. J am sure of thai. Surer lhan I ever was ot anything, I've grown up, I3rel. I suppose you Ihink il is aboul lime! H was ;i painful process. I had to hurl not only myself, bul others, loo. Rodney lor one. You, perhaps most ot all. Or maybe myself — if you won't Iry lo understand and for- giv"c me." ' ^ "There is nothing lo forgive," lie said. Slil! he stood,'staring oul at the hills on the horizon, walch- ng the sun sinking slowly behind hem, lhe sky lurning inlo a glory it scarlet and gold, blue and vio- et. "I am as much at fault as •ou; there is as much in me to orgivc. 1 let you change me; I bought I could change yon. Each f us is what each has always jcen." "You're terribly wrong," sha ;id again. "Mot thai I blame you ir thinking of me as you do. 1 did try lo change you, Bret. I'm 1| ?lad 1 didn't succeed. T loved you, DCcauso you were different from other men. Because you were as .'ou are. ..." t "And I love a girl named Katie 31yn." His tone was bitter; ho lurried on her, for a moment only. 'You're not trying lo tell me you die thai girl again!" ' " She shook her head, canghl her lip between her teeth; tears pressed so close behind her eye- • lids, a choking in her throat. "No,' not thai girl. But not Constance Corby, cither. Maybe you will believe me, Bret—nnd believe in me •—when I tell you what I have decided to do." If he did not, then nothing ever could make him. She wovdd know lhal he never would love her again. Thai her plan, though she would carry it through, alone, if necessary, would not bring him back to her. "What have you Decided to do?" Bret asked her. She said, "I have decided give away all my millions."'' (To Be Continued) '• HAS SEEM CICCKED ON MIGHWAVS AT 2& /W//..ES FEfS f-lO-U.'Z. FKBKUAUY i.s the only mouth Ihiit is shorter than the hi»ai 7yclc. Tor (his reason, about every six years the month has onl; three of Ihe four phases. Tins means, of course, that sometime fcbruaiy is without a new moon, one ol Ihe two quarter phases or a full moon. NKXT: Tin- I0-|iuuiul killer. Texas Ranchers Find Bad Men Still ai Large AMANILLO. Tex. <Ufi — Is the romance ot Ihe We:,L gone? Have Ihe catlle rustlers ami had men vanishr:! in the rcmnkiug of the Western plains? The answer is jio. And you can lake it. from the Texas and ."ioutlviver.tcvn Cattle Haisci 1 :; Association. Tiin ass-elation, a bu; and colorful corporation. :,]iriiil:> nnrh lime today tracking dcnvn cattle rustlers. The cn^ani/aUon was formed under a tree in Graham, Tex.. li'J years ayn. .since that lijnc it h;).s 3ro\vn inkv a giant- corporation. When beef prices i;o high as icy are now, the rustling business casc:; ;md usually decs a '.:OCK! tisine.-,', but. I lie crude old brand- is iron ^till mark:; UH' path thai ow leads lo jail—where it once rd to tile end of u rope en the ,nl> ,-;f an oal: tree. The a:v^j::iatiou has rjrown from r-i:;1<ii tc'Iin:: ro'.vjnt'n's banrl. hrht n :;Ur>iH3 rustlers, to one of tho ntrtt po',verlul cattlemen':; urgani- Mallei: ^li Did Is of (liilorir Merely Bookkeeping about !;iv. II - ":: 20 . Il lie chops hrr exactly 10110 calorie:-.. !lo'.v<".Tr. p-,r;i tl'our.h mil/" the nn> t nearly p?i fer.l. fond, will fail ID obtain ndr<i aiuniuilji nf iron, vitamin C vitamin i> ; bulk. Thus harm h*>r than ntiiei-i , '.veil a:: Ihc nccessar more Two cs ie;: O:i 11V UK. MORRIS (TKIIHUN , If a woman v. ho want:, to reduce Uilllu-. Jnuriial »t Uic Ann Mean regularly u;:cs 1^1)0 niloriet a da> Association, anil of and win UK f/i take '.'.On o.ilorii-3 pr-i llyscin. the Health M:iR,uinc | day lew. :;hi' ran drink ten «1 Kepcatcdly In tfcis column it, | <> ! ""Ik r ';wli d;>y vviiidi will give has been emphasl/cd lhal tin- mal- j ter nf conlrollins wt:i:lil. ;,-; .in moM, eases, simply phyM'ii'vcpl bookkeeping. ' When a human keli«; lir • doing nothing, lie ns<\> up 11 calories per pound PIT < be exercises • lli;hlly he u calcrlcs per pound pw day plays football. Icnnis or down tree-*, he limy UM- V rics per pound. A man who weighs l.ifi inunds will. Ibrrctore. use GO'IO c.ilnrlDR a dny when hi- Ls \vorkim: haul or 250f to 3000 calorics a day :! he ts working around an oflirc nr a store nnd from 15DO to 1GW c.ilo- riCvi a day if be i.s a( ir:,! Since women weisli on tl;r avrr- ngc less than men. a woman weishins 120 pounds will use about 1800 calories a day if she i.. hard nt work bul only HOD r.ilniics a dny it she is a lady of leisure. If we want to reduce weight, we use less calories each d.u timi (he amount ncces-saiy lo provide for Ihe work thai we rlo. However there arc ether factors uecr^arv ^aliens in Ihe nation. The scope has widened to include jwlities, hut there hasn't been a time since its organization that the members haven't, waged war on rustlers. Barbcring Student Pays His Way, Aids Mother TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (UP) —By "bartering" his way through school. Angclo Spinola. University ol Alacama junior, not only pays all his collnpe expenses Inil also sends from S.'t to S5 a week to his widowed mother in Newark, N. J. Spmoln's shop Is in his university dormitory room. His business advantage lies in the fact thai he . has .several hundred proactive i customers within a few hundred feel. He also is open lor business at all hours of the day and ni^hl. Besides holding down this job to .support himself, the young harrier finds time to participate in extracurricular aclivilies. His scholastic record is aljocc the average. Blood-Signed Pledge Binds Club 25 Years ! CANTON, O. -(UP)—The .Metro j club, formed 'J5 years ago by a . group of 10 Jewish youths wlin pledged "in blood" to "stick together forever," now has a membership of 100. The club, social and civic in nature, hart its beginning in the cellar of an East Canton home in 1912. Read Courier News Warn Ads. Head Courier News Want Ads. 'Announcements T rho Courier News has been lliori/.ed to make formal announcc- nient of the following candidate. 1 : for public office, subject to U. Democratic primary August 9.\ For County Treasurer R L. (BILLY1 GAINES Fur Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County l.'o'jrt Clerk T. W. POTTER OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople ' iioni'l make 150 calo runs a day she could rrdur;- bul .lip would hardly be Brllini; iimoh sntisfnrlion out of her dirt. Tv;rlvo oysters make 109 caliric-:;. r..;: no one would want lo cat 144 ^VM< Tr. as a means of supplying the day's requirement, of food. If. howver. one would wish lo take exactly IWO calorics per day, it would hi- passible to add them up as follows: In keep in mind if yon \\anl to tcrcp your health. The stomach rwimvrs a certain amount- of 0:1 whirl, to work. A complete UouM ( !j c l, thi'i-efore. may aftecl sfii,)]]>iy the processes of motion ol OIL- Homach and digestion. Milk, plass J!re;\d. on;- Inrcc slice Butler. I 1 -; ounces two Small :.trWii steak. 1'i ounces Potato, nne Uiiltcrmilk. one Rla;>s I'cas. one n-rvinn. 3 ounces .• Baked aiipl; 1 . 7 ounces Sir!!);; beans, 2 servings Spinach, one serving Tliiis one would have a deal c,f too.1 and still be on duclng diet. Calories .... 100 100 .... 100 150 too 100 . f>0 . ion . ion ,. 50 .. 50 great a rc- \'O\J VO WOT PGWV THAT THE SILV&R /i.S COfJiEALEP be.MEATM youp, /AAT7RESS? DER THOS'E:- WE WILL HAVE TO UtTAIW YOU TOR FURTHER IWV riGATiow; you SAV THAT THIS MAM HOOPLE, WHOSE WIFE owwfi 'TfV BOARDIKJQ HOUSE, PLAMTEP TV I' S1LVET VOUR BEP TO (SET EVEKI "POR A GAG THAT You PULLED OM HIM WHAT SORT OF A PRAWK VVA: THAT 2 LOCK-STEP "FOP, TWO YEARS IT= WE TELL HIM WE PUT BRICKS IM A SACK AMP THEM FOOLEO A COP IMTO PICKIMCi TM' . MA3OR UP/

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