The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 26, 1937 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 26, 1937
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PAGE FOUR fc-NEWS'- THE BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor , • • H .W, HAINES, Advertlsliis Jlaosger Pole . jlatlonn). Advertising Representatives: (Jkansas Dallies, Inc.. Now York Chicago, JWrolt. 6t. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as Kcond class > natter at tbe pc«t ofliw at BlytheMlle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by Uifl United Prew SUBSCRIPTION BATES *5y carrier In the City of Blytheville, ISc per week, or 65o per month. By mall, wltlilii a radius of 60 miles, 13.00 pw ;ear, $1.50 for six months, 75o for thr«e month*! by mull In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven »ftd eight, (10.00 o«r year, payable In advance. The Cigarette Tax The ease for the reduction of the Arkansas cig.iretie tax would •'be good even Vere all of its .proceeds to be equitably apportioned' lo so worthy a purpose as the support of our common schools. • The tax, it seems evident, is above the point of .diminishing returns. It encourages bootlegging, mail orders and other forms of tax evasion and avoidance to such' an extent that a substantially lower levy would almost certainly produce as much or more revenue.. .-•But even were that not the case, Mississippi county and eastern Arkansas generally should support the proposal for reduction in the tax. For there is slated for enactment by the present legislature a measure to take cigarette tax revenues away from the common school fund and give them to tlie equalization fund. This county, in : common with most of the counties of eastern Arkansas, shares to no consequential extent in the equalization fund. If this diversion measure, already passed by one house of the legislature, becomes law, our schools would not suffer materially if the cigarette tax were repealed entirely. Another tax which is too high is that on gasoline. Tied in, as it is, with the highway bond refunding set-up, it is difficult to see how it can immediately be reduced. But as .revenues increase or Ways are found (o lower the cost of\lebt "service, the gasoline fax should he cut. Though I. For Pedestrians In the mind of an ordinary person, as ho reads of pedestrians being run down by automobiles, is the unspoken thought, "That can't happen lo me— I'm too careful." Slich people will do well to read the story of Ernest Courcel'les of Detroit. There probably was not a more cautious man in the state of Michigan than Mr. Conrcellcs. He never bought an- automobile, never rode in one, and never crossed a street without first carefully looking boll) ways. It was not. altogether fear of pain that prompted such extreme caution; it was the knowledge that .oven a scratch might cause his death. For Courcelles was a victim of hemophilia, the condition which makes bleeding from a trivial wound almost impossible to stop, Despite all his care, however, • Mr. Courcelles was hit by an auto the other day, and died within an hour. That even the greatest of care could, not ward on" such a death should! be a solemn thought for pedestrians in general. Unfair Indictment Edmund Burke once reminded tho British parliament that you cannot indict an entire nation. Critics of the social order might profitably bear his remark in mind. Currently we find a widely known New York clergyman declaring that the Hollywood movie folk are "selfish, sensual, and self-indulgent," addicted to "Inking wives in tandem," and given .to a form of marriage which is no bolter Own "progressive adultery." Now there undeniably are movie people of whom this comment is true- just ,'is there arc lawyers, stcci puddlers, novelists, and itinerant brush saleslnen of whom it is equally true. But lo denounce the group as a whole in those terms is to commit a manifest absurdity. The high-steppers .of Hollywood make Die headlines; ;the people who stay at home and behave themselves don't make the headlinea. Why judge the eiiliro colony by the xinties of the former alone? With. All Its Faults We're Frozen to Sales Tax It has been widely published over (lie couiili-y that (lie salos tax, is losing favor with the stales, some seven of; tho 28 slates thai passed sales lax laws have repealed them after longer or shorter trim, The tax j s called an "Inverted'income tax" and;seriously objected to because it docs not-impose iaxation in proportion (o abWty lo pay. Governor Bailey spoke of it in his inaugural address as a "basically misomtd lax," but, one which Arkansas 1ms "no alternative" to rcenactlng-. The sales tax has apparently been permanently fastened on Arkansas. The people said by'.their vctcs that the legislature must exempt their homesteads up to $1,000 from (lie state Property lax' ami -must, provide school hooks for their children nl public expense. These •imuulntcs- involve thj; raising of 'hmidrcds-lof thousands of dollars of revenue not required previously. The snip* tax exemptions arc now (o bo removed.,.-'.Tills will mean the levy in- of n 'sales lax on nil ti, c food a family buys nml on the medicine that may us needed. I" addition to these npu- needs (lie state will have the ever-Increasing expense of old age pensions nnd other social security outlays which could not .possibly to met wilhout. (he sales In.v. •' The , sales tax was .moreover originally imposed to meet pressing needs of the public school system" and It constitutes the largest source of state school funds. ' '. —Arkansas Gazelle. Tlie "perfect" husband to me wouldn't be that to another woman. So whnl? —Fanny Brice, slagc slnr. * * » American girls need more men to ferry them nround. —Ted pcckhani, manager of a male escort business. S1DEGLANCES By George Clark "There's •been 'lots of; copies ,,made, of the; clock that Cplum.bus. l/roughl over in 1492, but that's the original, and I^wouldh'litake $50 for it."' ''•.'•' • . ': FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2G, 1 OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoc ' ' : J .• v LOO* AT OLD ARCTIC ARJIE,lflf BEDDED TOWM UMDEFi HE'S -TH' ESKIMO WHO USED TO SWEAT IM AM ICELA.KJD BLIZZARD -HE WENT SWlMrAlklS ISJ AM ICE-FLOE AND USED 5MOWSMOE6 TOP, BATHIMcS VOU'P NEVER IT/WATCH A; VIBRATOR-- HE'S CHILLED WE'LL HAVE TO CHIP HIM OUT OP TM' , WITH AW ICEPICK/ FAW? TO YOUR T5RATTED WOT £>H-SH-£>H- SHIVEFMNS 'FROM THE COLO THIS \€> A RETURN •OF THE TROPICAU VEVER T COWTRACTE DM MY. EXPEDITION INTO THE RIVER OF R&3IONJ, IW \/ THE UPPER AMNZOM es so COUP HE'S In s Russia, a man's criming] police anil. court records are destroyed .five" years after Ms release from prison, /and Jie- can;' legally Twenty-three hundred =ilk- nlsdaim his ^criminal past .even are required to produce one under oath after that period of of silk Measles Unlikely To Caiise; Death H Good CaVe Is Given OUT OUR WAY By Williams fCbOOD GOSH.' I CERTM'V\/OH,W1W\/ THIS WILL WOT.' 'D1DM 1 WE AGREE TO IGMORE HIM? I DID I LOOK"? MOW, I WQM'T SLEEP PER A WEEK.' CAN'T BE IGNORED: TEWS AMD IWEMM^S IN BUMPLES: •WE BEEKI OVERLOAD1K) CAT OUT OF 7J-1E BAG. ,,„„ x ,./j MM. T.H.Etc.U.S. TAT.OFF. 2-1 «V ;I)H.-.MORRIS FISI11SE1N Kditor, Journal of the American iVIedical ' Associationj /and of Ilygcia, -the'. Hcallh >.' Magazine In, the , prevention';of measles perhaps the mpsl important step r s to prevent lUtle children from coming-in contact.with a person who hasTlhe diseoi'e. Exp'criehcc, shows'.ttiat_•• few • vlc- '•'iis die of measles if;: they nrc given gcoil care. It:'is; important, therefore,: to sec that,! the :Chlld vyith : nieasle.s ' is' niij^erl properly a^rici -also that it does.not come in contact with any one : lik'ely to spread pncuiiiouia, sore throat, scnrlet fe'vcr, tuberculosis, or secondary infection. i .' To prevent, other children in Ihe homo- 1 from catching .measles, the sick child' should be kept in a room entirely to himself. If convenient, the, other 'children should] be sent away, but, in any event, (.hoy.-'should not; be permitted lo come; In contact-with the child- who hns Ihe disease or. those taking care of the child. . . '. • » • •' 4 In families where there, are sev- eral'children, and practically always in orphan asylums, nursing homes, tind similar Institutions, convalescent serum sometimes may be: used lo prevent measles in Children who have been exposed aiid who have not hart- the dls- :ase. The blood. is drawn from a lealthy. person who hns recovered 'rom measles, two or three weeks Jfter-his recovery. The fluid mat- .or is separated from this blood, and-It Is then.'injected"in small amounts Into the muscles of those who arc to be • protected. It Is believed that the. serum will ward olf Hie disease , if given early enough. A new discovery in (his.regard is an extract made from one'-of the materials associated with childbirth. Some Investigators' noted that most newborn babies are particularly resistant to severe infectious disease, tnchulinq nicn'sles. .They thought, therefore, ,° that possibly newborn infants : get directly from tliclr mothers' = blood something which give them' resistance to this disease. They made an extract of the tissue by which the infant is attached to the mother before hirth, and found that this extract, when injected into -,-ui '.infant, considerably increased its resistance to measles. In fact, they also found that tht 1 : extract, when injected into' the tody of »n Infant with measles, will lessen the severity of the attack. ' Another recent discovery is the development of a method for dry- Ing the scrum or fluid matter of tlie blood and keeping it available in that'form, ;,o thai lateral may be dissolved and injcclcd into B child hi order to aid in preventing measles. Announcements The Courier KCWS nas Been au inorlzed to announce the following candidates for Blythevillo municipal offices, (o be elected oa April 6: Tor Marnr MARION -WILLIAMS W. W, • HOLLIPETER For Kirst Ward Alderman .7. L. GUARD Vor Alderman, 2n,i Ward FLOYD A. WHITE 1'or Alderman, Ward Three DAMON McLEOD . lenrnH lie . BEOIJf,JIBaE TODAY •' .'•llAPHxij nBBTT.'sbod-looklni-, i : Kucce.tREur Toua^.'Xcw >'ork pd~ vtrtbtlag ,e«cut!vc; Jcc/dcn lo lent ;n- beautiful i funncctlcnt c»- .'Inlc'hcr fiithur':!«ft her when lie ..'VIM klllrd'ln a.hundner nctlilcnt. hhc nci-dH the money, nlier five , 7ent.i of iirovldlnR "for '.the education of lipr younger afotcr. .IKXXIPEK, who hn» lust flnlnhed collt^e. . , i Iluphne is shnujnKr thr r.lalc to uoinn rather, unwelcome . vroiyectivc rentcrsi ..when, un- , nnhoinn!eH, an- attractlTC younjf innn ntt\m ln(o ihe.'lilefilre ofter- I"S to ' tnke Iheiphice. Llklne iaienrauce, Dnpbne ticver-tlf u "Sir. 'Smith" and $j!>O>a monlk rcntnl. SOlV.tiO OX. WITH THE STOIIV CHAPTER III 'I'M not quite sure that you mean it as a compliment that I'm not obvious," Larry— Lawrence Hunter— Smith said, i "I did," Daphne assured him gravely and then remembered that lie hadn't seen the ; houso. "I think J'ou ought to get, acquainted with your future hoine before it • gets too dark to see what you're getting into. . Come along." • "If tho. rest of the rooms are like this one," I shall he happy enough," he said contentedly while his eyes traveled slowly and appreciatively ''around the gracious ropm.noting.theelegance'offine woods and fabrics,'the proportions (met design— all eiotiuent • of the taste :.o[ the • comf ort-ioying person who had" 'made them. '•'They're not. all like this. The rooms are as.di/Terent as our family , was," Daprine said as they crossed '.the wide hall and she opened a door.. . .They stopped ' before ' the portrait which living above the hearth In the shabby room that had been Tom Brett's . study. Studying • the portrait' of the 'golden-haired Margot with her two babies — one a small yellow-haired cherub, the other, a grave-eyed chile! 'of six — he saw, that- they were' indeed all "different." ; . The portrait interested him. Some day when he lived here, he would • study ' those faces,- reading the things he saw in thcilbyely and unlike lineaments. For they were all sensitive faces, the kind that -ran hide nothing of the natures back of them. "This was Faliier's study and it is more like. htm than his photo- Sraph," Daphne was staying with warm affection in her voice. Larry Smith' looked away irbm the eyes •that were suddenly. dim and then •suddenly bright. He saw that the old-fashioned desk was closed, that dust had gathered on .the fishing tackle, the giuis, the sporting prints, and he understood. "f'm going to like it here," he Hid. "I hope so," she answered and led the way to the staircase. "We'll RO upstairs now." She talked .13 they ascended. "There are tour large bedrooms and. -I wo baths. There's also Hie nursery and, the playroom and a sewing-room which I expect you will not need. On the first floor, in addition to the rooms you've seen there's also a;smallcr dining room. the library : wliicli ,was Mother's favorite room— " T ARRY was beginning lo v.ndcr- stand why, Daphne Brctl—lovc- Jy name, he-, thought—had lx?c anxious to rciit the house. The orphan girls wore hard up. "—then, there nrc litllc rooms sort of lucked around here an< Ihci'c which, you will discover," he admitted. Illustration-by E. H. Guilder She nicul back'la Tarn's sdiJtj and'selllcJ tJomn in hh Tvom oil c/idi"r ihc way sfic ; /iarf n>/ic;i she was a'long-lcSSed, big-eyed child. "Iin glad-you did. Do you usually make-your approaches that way?" Daphne finished. "I've ; been looking into some of hem," he said calmly. Daphne ; turncd her"face to him wifh;a puzzled frown. "I meant lo ask you that; Do you mi : me if you arc a mind reader otherwise, exactly how did you nappen to come to. my rescue? flow did you know how I felt?" For a second time she saw the quick and dazzling, smile that illuminated his features, loo irregular to be handsome. "So you won't give an ordinary 'ellow a chance.lo borrow a little glamour?" . Daphne shook hpr head. "I'll tell you then," he said. "I'll tell you .the whole story. I'm spending a few,days with a chap has a camp back here near Cornwall. .This morning I came out tor a cross-counlty ramble, saw your house, ivas.utterly charmed by it. Reluctant to leave until I had seen all of it and, having a hearty appetite, I "I know," Daphne said and her voice was her apology. ''Since I wasn't invited to see it, I prowled. Prowling,"! happened to observe the arrival of your . . cr . . . guests.. . . who did not, lo way of thinking, add to the picture. Fortunately, I happened : meant lo TIE knew she meant by iliat, the nd Idling J-" whole situation. "NoI'usually," reader or, he said, "but it.isn't,a!bad way, You see, I'm an architect and par- icularly interested in-houses like hcse." "Then you weren't' looking for i house to rent?" Daphne's face vas inslanlly beclouded. "But I was!" he protested and iclievcd himself. "Well, then," she said ightly, "we'd better get on with ho details. H you haven't a servant, I'd like to recommend Piu- nclla Bates. She's in the kitchen low and she'irtell you about linens, and ..." "We'll just skip that," he Haiti, but we'll have a talk with Prunella. The other doesn't mailer." "But' it does," Daphne mid irimly and another thought struck ii'or: "Perhaps you have » family?" "A very: small one," ho an- also studying the framework of your drawing-room window where your reluctance was quite plain to bo seen/" "And where you heard me mention my imagined prospect?" ; 'And heard you mention him,' with taste and, undoubtedly, be; ty, since he had married her. would he be the kind of a in who would marry a Eirl if were not beautiful? Daphne f like a fool for giving it a momer bought. If there'were little Smiths, iced not worry about tyi They'd be nicely disciplinqi \ heir father would, sec thai" hings were well protected. He 1 he same kind, of love tor beat "ul things i she herself. had, : inew. Yes,'Larry''Sihith belong knew that he would find Brett Hall the same things t he and Tom Brett had lovet ovcd every minute'of the chai ng beauty that came with c; lew season. He vrould be, she f he kind of man who would we) ler, as she and Tom had w<! dered, with awe at the miracle! :ach new spring and autumn, j *. * * lY^HEN he had gone, Daphne s| that she had more than f lour until it was time for her! dress for her return lo the c; She went back to Tom's study d curled up in his worn leatf chair with her knees under chin the way she had when fas a long-legged, big-eyed ch| The ghost of the little girl irj linafore with a'slipping red bon on her black curls sat the! iat there now, seeing her yest! days and longing for toniorrd hat were postponed. ft was only that they were pc> poned. Daphne promised herse' There would be other summ: to enjoy the hollyhocks, tlie wa sweet raspberries tliat grew aim the garden walls. There would)' slher autumns, golden, red 'ragrant with the scenls ol line and burning leaves and g\ ihings baking in ihc oven o" wood sloye. There would bn.< winters when the rolling hill cred with a blanket ol would iriirro'f the stars tli| aroughl ' the heavens closer earth. And with (hem, peace. Daphne shook off the thouj impatiently. She didn't ivanlper, That was what old people want She wanted only a slower ten! to her life. She was mentally sh' wh wai Ofc!" There,was a brief, pause and then she said, "I see," with that upward note summoned hastily so thai the phrase, would not sound as she felt quite suddenly. It was, she thought, simply that she was -surprised to hear that he find a family. She tried to picture Mrs. Smith, the other girl who would live in her house, walk in her garden. She couldn't assemble any imagined features but she knew she would be a nice gir' of breath at this speed at her life was paced. But she ready for the old ladies' homt 24 simply because she was bo with night clubs and, occasion; found the proportions of small apartment confining. What did she want? She as' the ceiling above her and Ur 1 the answer while she refused dmit it. Tun? She had that, f lad bcaus, parlies, dates. A ccr? Wasn't she molding that s essfully at that very moment oving it? Money? She would h iked to have more because icedcd it for Jennifer. Daphne jumped to her feet, ood silling here thinking of,; niter. Lately a disquieting thoi Iiad intruded on her v.-hen :liought of the little sister she nothercd. Prunella had wound the gr;> father's clock. II, .struck seven. Daphne hurried her dressing thought had occurred to hor; s wjro Tuck the houi 1 of hc-i- arr: Perhaps it was Tuck she "Daphne Aiti.slcy," flip pcrimcntally, "Mrs. Tucke "Smith!" Then, quite surprisir (To Be Continued)

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