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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 15, 1938
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PAGE FOUR (AMLJ COUB1ER NEWS TOE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWB CO. a. w. HAIKXS, . «ole National Adrerttaing Representative*: Arkinc** Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Deit.' St. LoiUs, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon E««pt Sunday Entered as second class rnaler »t the post «nice »t Blythevllle Arkansas, under »ct of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City o! BlythevUle, 15c per. week, or *5c per mouth. By mall, within » radius of 50 miles, »3.00 p«r year. $L80 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail In postal zones tf o to six. Inclusive, $650 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. On Roller Skuling •Saturday night's tragic accident on liaiTow Highway 18, at Dell, in which a youthful skater was killed and his companion . hurl when struck by a .truck, rightly sent a shiver clown Hie spines, of officials charged with protection of life on BIytheville's streets. \ For just such an accident could so easily happen in this city with possibly even greater consequences. The unusually mild weather that has prevailed here recently has served to bring out roller skaters by the dozens aiul the scores. The streets, in some —sections at least, have resounded with the,grind of the rollers against pave- .nient early in the .morning and far after, nightfall. At this time we do not know what steps city officials plan to take in an effort to reduce the hazards of skaters and motorists -alike. Admittedly it is n problem not too easy of solution. There is little ...question but that many of the youthful 'skiiter-s, ,ns is Only lo be expected, have their thoughts far away from traffic'dan-, gers whiie rolling blithely along.. On the other hand quite a fewicar -drivers , seem to regard skaters,. cyclists, push cart men and even wagons and teams as interlopers or trespassers upon their own exclusive thoroughfares. Apparently they are unmindful of the fact that they generally have no superior legal claim upon the use of the streets or roads and that sheer fear of injury alone so frequently'sends others scurrying from Iheijvpaths. J .. But city officials" iCiihnot ! conline themselves too strictly to',the-niceties •of'the law if they are to avert serious traffic -mishaps. For the protection of each from the. other (and himself as well), the careful motorist from the irresponsible child who darts swiftly on whirling skates in front of his automobile or truck, and the more prudent skater, or cyclist from the reckless driver, something should be done lo relieve the situation. A'return of winter weather may reduce skating sharply for a time but it will increase rapidly again with milder weather. Possibly the restriction of certain streets for juvenile activities, such as placed in effect a year or two ago for awhile, would help re; lieye the -danger. Of course skating might | JC restricted to the sidewalks but pedestrians, OUT OUR WAY too, are entitled to some protection. And restrictions ordinarily don't mean very much to children unless they can realize the dangers ^hat require such restrictions. It appears that the job of impressing on youthful skaters the dangers they run is one that must be worked out. As for the motorist, aside from all traffic rules and regulations and legal liability, it's always good policy to expect H child to do the unexjwclcd and to extend that policy lo cover the ranks of the •youthful as well. For Husband A lot of mere husbands could do worse Ihan frame a little news item which came out of Hollywood recently to the effect that when a studio wanted a slcay.y-looldnii -evening dress the prop experts toured all the cheap shops and finally ended up buying an exclusive model for $250. . It seems that all the cheaper stores whore evening frocks are hung on racks for $].].% and even less, featured smart lines- and a cerium available chic which their patrons recognized at sight. Studio designers explained that the exclusive model which they finally chose was extraordinary and "must have been a nightmare" on the part of some couturier. .Many an exclusive model has been a nightmare to a husband, loo, about. the time the bill appeared. Hollywood has done the male sex a tremendous good turn. The little news item justifies itself. No home should be without it. . • '.. Dixie To Trail The trial of Dixie Davis in New York, and the events leading up thereto, will be as great .a test of the city's "statesmanship'' government as was the .success' of new District Attorney Thomas Dewcy in .pushing Davis from his throne as ruler' of the New York numbers racket. Dayis is no ordinary gangster 1 , who rose/ (o his position by strong arm methods, or rather he is worse than that. A clever attorney who won the confidence of gang leaders, Davis so demonstrated his superior ability in that particular business that he stepped into a bullet-made vacancy more or lews by acclamation. Now back in New York to face trial, the public will be watching with interest lo see if Davis is an ordinary cili- x.eii accused of crime and treated accordingly, or if his money and peculiar position will buy him the run ol the jail and immunity from the usual inconveniences associated with a cell. The picture of a Philadelphia detective running to Dixie in the Philadelphia jail with two freshly pressed suits wasn't too pretty a commentary on the police system there. By Williams HAH —GOSH, IT FEELS GREAT TO HAVE MONEY IN-THE BANK! YOU PEEL LitCE VOU OWMEP PART OF Tt-v BANK--MAKES -,YOU FEEL IMPORTANT— A USEFUL, PROSPEROUS l enTZEN....NO WONPER ©OLDIE IS CRAZY A8OUT INVESTIN' MONEY.' \ PINE IP VOU DOM V T COME BV TH' BANK \N A WEAK MOMENT. (3OLD1E DON'T HAVE WEAK MOMENTS.. HE'S A AlM'T' WO, WE ALLUS HAVE OUR NAWDS ON \NHUT W&VE GOT IN TM V BANK, WHILE GOLDIE ALLUS HAS MIS MIND ON V\m\JT HE AIN'T GOT IN TU' BANK--AN' PROB'LY ON WHUT VOU SOT IN THERE - AM HE'LL GIT ttV." "%'*•'*• TEMPORARY PROSPERITY I SIDE,GLANCES By George Clark "Another thing we're not K mn K lo k-l her do is to around m airplanes with every Tom, J)ick anil - who wants u date." THIS CURIOUS WORLD I William Ferguson WHIPSNAKCS, OF AAALAVSJ/X COIL. THEIR TAILJS ABOUT A TREE BRANCH AN D LASH OUT THE GREAT LENGTH OF THEIR. 'SLENDER BODIES' AT UNSUSPECTING 1 - As A _ .,' IS OF . ^,, RECENT ORIGIN, BUT AS A AAEANS OF WHITE PAINT CAN BE /AADE WHfTER. BY ADDING A FEW DROPS OP BLACK IT ANTEDATES WRITTEN HISTOEX WHIPSNAKES arc clumsy and awkward on (lie ground, but they arc very much at home in Irccs. Their slender bodies blend in with the'brandies aiiri make the n.vcr.v difficult to see. and many a lizard or other small creature lias felt the fangs of the whiusiinkc when Ills eyes had.not warned him of danger. NEXT: How many millions have been distributed in Niibc] prizes'.' The Fanii T M. M*«. O. a Pit. OS. Wear Jusl Enough Clothing ,, Indoors to Be Moilcst, Dr. Fisli'bcln At I vises fifARACTKHS brrnkit «iu(. .ll-.nilV WIIITI'llvl.I), Vilnkcr who sci's liri- IJ, V A II 1) I. i, itANKS, vtlvaiccr Ilic , ., •, She meant il was terribly difficult c> II H1, S K V. Jtrrofnci - ... , . ,, , in i.uuiiou iviu-u ,vnr for a girl, ulonc, friendless and ^American (o gel across the Channel when England was conducting two wars. Yet that's whal Jerry Whilfield had Ictl her lo do as best she could, without instructions. * t * CHE thought of Ilic woman in Ihe blue dress whose claim on railed l|.»HTdiij> llavh.jv lirrn 1u 4kf Cttltlaln'M <juart?r», J«rry nnd t.'aliC'll ItuukM an* i-bur^rd ivllh Atfftillou. '1'hlK (bvy deuy mid refuKc L>IUUCH la the kjii£'» CHAPTER XII Iue aress wnosc claim on P OLLY CHELSEY did not catch Jcvry hild bcc " so mysterious and ,i • r, , , urgent. "I hope he gels sick of Inn Ijnvpp pnnru nrwl M^rtv^m* ,__ n> . .... ..... the Dover coach next morning because she had a level- and a headache that prostrated hor. After the realization that she was deserted by the man sh<f loved and Irusled, and tor another woman, she went to her room and gave lierself up (o alternate moods of grief and anger which admitted .neither reasoning nor forgiveness. - When this despair had spent it- sell like a disease, and when those questions "How could you?" . . . "Where arc you?" could find no clews to feed upon, Polly Chclscy recovered. That is lo say, she got up from bed, dressed, ale a meal clown in Ihc public dining room and inquired after (he next coach to Dover. She did all this with a mechanical efficiency. Mrs. Toby's kind and sentimental heart was shocked and disappointed. She had thought it so liUini! tlyil the deserted young lady should languish in her room. But this quick and complete recovery! Polly could not dwell co'nlinu- ally on Jerry's perfidy. She had to plan how to gel out ot England. Her money would soon be gone; and for all she knew, (lint terrible old man, Oliver Dart, might be even now looking for her. . . . "Thank God Jerry didn't lake niy money!" she prayed devoutly on top of the Dover coach. In llial, al least, he had been honorable. He had given il back to her that last night when ihcy were together. . . . Diet he know al thai moment that he about lo hurt latter. desert her? Or did lie only fear he might be templed to? H would a little less to believe Ihe . She dirt jiol l>now how to find the smuggler whom Jerry hud contacted. She did not oven know his name. She only knew he was "half Scotch and half French" and that he worked oul of "a wretched fislung village between Dover and Dcal.v "it's hard," she said lo Nuisance. she might not. If it was in daughter had to do il, I'd advi; „ her to make herself, into an ol ji, crone." ''' "Thank you, sir," Polly said, ' cion't know why I didn'l think i that myself." her!" she said fiercely to Nuisance. "Sick!" Nuisance only flicked his car, liut an elderly man sitting beside Polly exclaimed, "What say, Miss? . . . You're sick'/ .. . J'm not surprised, the way (his coach lurches about. Can I offer you » iiicce of candied ginger to setde your stomach?" "Why, yes, thank you," Polly replied; and since he seemed a well - iutcnlioned man, rather fatherly, she entered into a conversation land's war will) him aboul policies. Enfi- "I've just been wondering," she said, "if ;my ladies would be allowed to cross to France?" "If they're French, Miss, Ihey'd probably be permitted to go home, and good riddance. Thai is lo ssy, if there's a way for them to get home. If Ihey're English and loyal Ihey'd not want lo go lo Franco. Now would they?" "I reckon not. But suppose, now, an American girt wanted to cross lo France?" The man eyed her with sudden disfavor. Like all Englishmen, he hated to see the French and Americans getting together. "If an American woman has the good fortune to be in England," he remarked ponderously, "lei her appreciate if. Let her thank Heaven she's escaped from a land of barbarians and rascals." Polly turned her shoulder toward him and made no reply, for she was olTended. Bui presently she was moved lo turn and say frankly, "There arc some American rascals, sir, I grant you. I've got one in mind now. But home's home, and I want to get there. So I ask you, sir, what woidd be the safest way for a lone girl to cross the English Channel?" 'I doubt," replied the man, "if re is any sate way to count on." He was John Bull personified, respectable, intelligent, honorable and self-satisfied; he loathed Americans collectively, so H surprised him to find that, they could be individually intriguing. 'No,' there's not ;i safe way for any pretty friendless girt lo cross the Channel in-' wai* -time. She might meet gallantry, and again LONG the flagstone , fl . • in Lyme, Conn., an elderl'/l man with a seagoing gait macj;•" his way home, assisted by twj- homemade walking slicks. If- had been to Pell's store. His puij chases were in his pockets, fi| lie bought only such necessities ;| tea, sugar and coffee, and as lif lie of these as possible. I People spoke to him in a'fii [y way, bul absenl-jnindedlj.,., ivas only Trcpid Cliclsey, <i retird skipper without a ship, uRlictq with rheumatism and no long<] useful to the community. "Evening, Mr. Ch els ey." . J 'Howdy, Trepid." . . . Those wb| greeted him respected him for h| worlhy life and his goo$l ancestr.-J; But life moved rapidly even if Lyme, and Trepid Chelsey, wljj had once been a vigorous ina'ji named Intrepid, and had had f well-born London wife to Be 'i credit lo the village and a slii'j] , named the Proud Lyme to keep ul | the lillle port's reputation, noy had none of these things, not cvc'fj his health. •• ; j In the old shabby house wit;! the latigled gardens there was onlii the crippled Dick who mulled ovw his books and would never carrj] L on the family tradition of going l[),l sea, . . . There had been the gtyl Polly, who had done all the house',! work since the year her fathtg- had lost his ship und his wife. Big she had gone to London now, of the ship of old Tim Chelscy, r at New Haven. ; »»-j People rarely spokb of li'llslSi unfortunate trip lo her lather, KB/! with the war going on, she iritis" be having difficulties. Only Mr Pell, who was rclenllcss. in hc- quesl for news, dared mention |- loday. "Trepid," she said, stopping him not far from his own gati-f "Polly'll have to stay on with hei Dart relatives in London, won. sheV" ' ; "Likely," Trepid answered. Hi', cane clattered as he moved loi" ward home. He was angry wili? the woman for reminding him tha^s his child might become an Eng'j* lisli girl and never return. Dick, taller Ihan his sister an having the beautiful remote toe: of a dreamer, closed his Lati books when his father came in an went to stir Ihe soup on the slovi "I've made it by Polly's recipe, he said. But His-lace, too, cloud- unhappily at theHhpwght ot Polljj .(To Be Continued) • Miners In Bayou Area Commute In Louachcs PORT SULPHUR, Li. (UP)—Sul- pluir miners ol Louisiana's bayoii- loaked delta country "commute" to Ihc mines in speed launches. The arc Ihe n-ortcrs of - Prcc- pott Sulphur Company living in this community on Uic Mississippi river. 45 miles south o[ .New Or- Icans. The mining lields are 10 miles from Port Sulphur.'ou land .';o Ixg- jy that it is impossible lo construct any sort of overland road. Lone Boy Jusl Ignores Girls In Cooking Class CLEVELAND IUPI — Ninclcni girls, puttering about, and casting doubtful ; glances his ivay. don't bother 15-year-old Gm Papp. Young Papn,' who is Ihc only boy in a cla.<- of a score of students in Ihc Cleveland Heights hi£li M-Uool ccokine class, just keeps "my eyes glued straight ahead." And he is leading the class, according to Ihc fairer members of his class. - "I went, to camp once,"he explains, "and the camp cooking was dreadful, So. I decided lo do something about, it." Voting Papp says his basic reel- lies always arc taken from cook boote, but he lets himself go with seasonings. "No great chef docs," he said. "I' season lo taste." (Nil.'1501 : BV DR. MORRIS HSKKKIN Kdilor. .IiHinial of l!ie American M f ill ca I Association, ami of Hjgcia, Ihc llcallli Mn^ Inasmuch as (he chief fnclor coiir ccnicd In the hygiene of clothing is Its relationship to the u:\vmth of the body, \vc must remember thai the aged and Hie very joiin?; nec.i more clolhing than do those of middle age. The licat-vpguiating mecbouism in babies anil in Ihc aged is not as stable a.s it is in adults IV concerned willi the hygiene of ulolhlng iu nicrtcru limes is the 'net that so many new'materials have been developed, eacb of Ilicin raising a new problem. Amcm primitive man the articles of clothing were made from leaves or from skins of'animals. Modern jjinn lias cation, linnn. rayon, wool. Slllc and fur. p.s well as coinbinalions of UlCie materials.'. • A loose, mp.sbcd ganneul nest lo the skin will help lo retain body heal niul still permit ovapowHnii of moisture. Oulsidn armcnls of Surcease From Worrying Behind Profitable Work MINNEAPOLIS (UP)-Mrs. Jcs- person lest her job during the last depression. :and so .she put her idle hands to work pounding, punching and polishing pewl'or into trinkels. She did il .principally to keep herself from worrying^ she said, i bill noiv her bjisiness has grown until orders from'.a Fifth Avenue art shop in New York keep her busy all of (he time. On one side of her laundry in the basement, Mrs. Jcsperson set up a little workshop. She staS cut with knowledge of pewter we gained nl vocational school, I nails and a mallet—plus a lot energy. TliD title of Prince of Wales w first bestowed upon the heir the British throne by Edward son cf King Henry III,, when annexed Wales to England. S ward I rcigncrt from 1272-to 13 OUR BOARDING HOUSE Announcements .The Courier News has been n thorizcd to make formal anr.omv mcnt of the following Candida for public office, subject to ( Democratic primary August 0. For County Treajmrer R. I,. (BILLY) GAINES VOT Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON • County Court Clerk T. W. POTTER For County Tax Assessor W. W. II3UDDY) WATSON BRYANT STEWAUT For Comity and Probate Jodg DOYLE HENDERSON With Major Hoopl vi *iji.<i.niur. tjijwjcic gciruiLM We-already know dial exposure j loosely woven silk or wool or c -sudden changes ol temperature, s harmful. For thai reason tharc misl.bc care as to Ihc vrarlnj of too much clolhinj. Clotliin ? should never-be so. heavy that visible perspiration, or moisture develops on the skin. -Another disadvantage of too much clothing Ls the fad that It shuts-off the ravs of the 5>m. Nowadays we know Iliat iliei-c ni'c certain values altacluug lo the cl- lects ol sunlight on Ihc skin. One .of the chief difficulties in relationship lo modern clothing is the necessity for adaptlu ? its use both to outdoor and Indoor conditions. In winter particularly, women wear fur coals for outdoor use and Ihcy customarily wear quite thin clothing tor indoor use. On Ihc other hand, (he average man wears, heavy clollihi» both indoors and outdoors. Most liygicn- Ists themselves do nol carry through nations will albo help lo retain the heat. To i;er:p tool, .absorbent underwear and loosely -woven garments are preferable. Highly important is; the discarding of any garments which aclually prevent movement of the muscles involved in breathing or tho*c of the abdomen or that prevent free circulation cf Hie blood such as may occur from the weir-1 ius ol ii ? ht hats, belts, gavlcrs.j corscli. shoes or brassieres. ] Concord Still Gets Mail Sent to Henry Thoreau CONCORD. Mass. (UP) — Henry David Thoreau. author, naturalist, j n»d philosopher, lias' been dead for "6 yeats, but mail addressed lo ••••} iLnuuB" him stui comes to tUc local nwl 1 ills | .suggestion to its ultimate pos- office. Postmaster John Me Manns j • slu " lly - , (has just forwarded .to llic.dcart Ict- .... ( , ,' I tcr office a letter to Thoreau mailed I Another reason why we are great-1 In Holyokc. 1 AM 'PROPESSOR PRATTLE—L HAVE OUST EMQAGEP A\ "ROOM HERE—SINCE I A/A A PROFESSIOK1AL "TROUPER, DO NOT ALARMED IP YOU OVERHEAR ME I LALJGHlMG AT A ' QUIP WHOSE HUMOR T. MAV BE APPRAISIMG / IF YOU ARE BLOOD - HOUWDJM6 , EH ~2 E6AP, PROFESSOR f YOU MAV HAVE HEARD* OP AAE ~~~ 1. WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LATE PHIMEAST. &XRNLI//1, APP&ARIK1Q AS A HEAD- OF COURSE, • AKJD BILLED As BOOPLE. HE GREAT.'' '- MY PEATS OF LE6ERDEMAIU BAFPLED EVGM "THE GREAT HOUPIMI / YOU'Lt_ I/: COLLAR A LAUGH OUT OP THREE OK POUR THAT SQUAT AROLJMI'. \ E/! J

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