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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 2, 1937
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THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. H, DABCOCK, Editor , H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager 'Sole National Advertising representatives: Arkansas Dallies, nic, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. lauls, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ^Entered as second class matter at tlte post office at Blythevillo, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by llio United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATJBS By cnnler in the Oily of JBlythcvllle, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius ot 60 miles, $3.00 per .year, $1.50 for six months, 7Do for three months; by mail >n postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $1000 per year,- payable In advance. 'Flood Posib'iHtles Now that the highest flood crest in the history of the Mississippi . river has passed safely between the levees to the gult it may not be out of order to sny a word or two about what -might have happened. ' The present system of Mississippi 'river levees was built following the 1927 flood-to hold whnt the engineers /who designed it conceived to be the "maximum possible" flood. The levees • were built to ;i grade slightly above • the stuge which the engineers estimated-would result from a 75-foot stage at Cincinnati and a '15-foot stage at St. i.onis.-. j Fortunntely their ability to , hold such a flood WHS wot put to a lest. The Ohio river went to 80 feet at Cincinnati, five feet above the "maximum, possible" on, which the Jadwiu plan was basecl. 1 'But at the ' same time the stage at £1, Lo'uis .was only 7 'feet, far betow flood stage.' There are 'eminent authorities who do' not believe DID Jndwin plan Jovees •• capable of holding the "super-flood" they were designed to control. 'Writing in the Cape Girnrdeau Southeast', Missouri an, L. T. Berthe, well ' known engineer of Charleston, Mo., has this to say: ( , "I have been asked wJuil' would have happened if the Mississippi had been at high flood stage (referring, to the , upper Mississippi at the time the Ohio river crest reached Cairo). \ Cairo and the, entire St. Francis basin in Missouri and Arkansas would have been flooded.' - Flood stage at .St. Louis is 30-feet.-" Even a 20-foot St. Louis stage, had it obtained 'coincidental with the crest of this Ohio flood at Cairo, would have raised flood heights to GO'/i feet at Cairo with the floodway operating. A 35-foofc or greater contributing St. Louis stage would have raised the Cairo stage above G2. The 'maximum possible' project flood or 'super-flood' would have raised it to* 63. Cairo, Charleston, Wyatt, Anniston, East Prairie and New Madrid would have been flooded and the flood would have overtopped the New ^Madi-id-Farrcnburg ridge levee an:i swept on through the lower St. Francis basin, getting back into the main river above Helena." It is true that such a flood as that described by Mr. Berthe is extremely unlikely to occur. It nevw llils oc _ curred and it may never occur within (AUK.*- e the lifetimes of present residents of this valley. But it is not impossible. What should be done? It is doubtful if a further general raising of levee grades would be wise or practicable. But because of sinking and other causes the present Jadwin plan Jcvees- are not uniformly up to Die Jadwin plan grade. That should he corrected. During the recent high wafer fight engineers found 1 themselves handicapi>cd at many points by difficulty in getting men and materials to the levees. It is rumored that one of their recommendations may Jjc for the construction of a system of gravel ; roada leading to and along the levees, That would appear wise. Wave wash, at. ox Inanely high stages, proved a. serious problem at many points during the recent flood. It lias been suggested that certain parts of the area between the levees and the river bank be reserved for trees, to protect the levees against waves, and that seems to be a sound idea. And lastly we believe the Mississippi valley should give its full support to , a. program for holding back, -through reservoirs and otherwise, the water originating in the headwaters of the Ohio and other major tributaries. , MARCH. 2, io: Henry Ford Tells Us Wiillc marching through Georgia the oilier day, Q icporler foi the Associated Press .stopped at.. Henry Ford's new place. The "Wlziml of' the Wheels," ns they used to call him, was primed and icady. He talked of many tilings, bui, ever and anon his thoughts would swing track 'to 'thai old bcU 1 noire of Ills, the international banker,. ' The 'T. B, if time nml space-saving initials maybe. Used, Is the real adversary of all good niDii and tme. He Is the fellow ;back of all •tlie strikes. It was .-'lip. who originated the sll-down strategy. John L. Lewis - may not, know it, but lie is .playing right : into, the hands of the" I.'.B. And when the I. B. gets contrbl of business- and destroys competition, we'shall see the monstrous Caliban as he really IS! '. ;. . ; , : ' Just what's on the agenda Mr. Ford didn't say, but one may draw" lik'mm-conclusions, and he can pint them as black as jet. In a spirit of so-called fun, the I. B. will probably put captains of industry like Alfred P v Sloan and Waller Olnjslcr, for example, .right' in the as : scmbly lines. -As for John L. Lewis, he 'will be given horns to gel out of exclusive Alexandria, where he wns never wanted. What of Henry Foul? Don't be surprised to see hiiri ns a jinttlly while-jackeleil manager or a tavern. The rest of us? We'll be working twice as long as we want to for a lot lelt than our forefathers gol. How would it..Jje if we could'-get rlcl or the, I. B. and the labor unions? Tlie reporter didn't ask thai question, but, If he had, we know what Henry's answer would have; been, Gazing out on far horizons, he would see that island of Avilion, . •;...'.',: . Deep : meadowcd, happy, falriwlth orchards And howerj-hollows crowned with summer sea. Mere fancy. As it is. the International banker is jounger brother of Mephlslo, or, in Henry's hnrdier diction, a bad egg; —St. Louis .Post-Dispatch. It is lime we men bolstered our ego and self- confidence with good clothes and good colors and showed ourselves ; off. -Frank c. Nagcl prominent New York tailor. He refused to tathe and hasn't bathed since -AC were mmrlcd. ,'—Mrs, E. Newport, of De- calnr. Hid, bride'of six weeks, suing-' for a divorce. OUT OUR WAY By Williams HEAR HIM/ VOU SEE HIM, STUCK THERE .' WHY HELP HIM? r NOT WfTHOUT ETHER f HIM OUT OR BED IM THE MOfeNIWG IS A WHAT'LLJTHAT I SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 6i5/7 NU SERVICE. MC, T. M. flEG, y. s, PAY OFI—' "This little number "wus the sensation of three World's Fairs and you won't :give a dime for it!" Chidren Most Frequently HayerChicken pox - •" . • '(NO. 150) . J, Many readers are_ .'clipping and saving ' fhcse "Family--noclor" ar- (icles to make Ihcir own medical (hiyclcrciiias.. To facilitate lilinR Oic' articles, anil,'.keeping llicm In order, Ibey will hereaflcr be numbered. . —Editor •. of. Courier News. " . : ;•' ' : " • ' ^ V • ' • .BY DU. MORRIS FISHHEIN Editcr, Journal of the American Metlical'- Assbcialion, and of liygeln, Hie Health Mafazinc Chfckenpox'-'is one of the most contagions diseases that attack children, in that it spreads about asj rapidly : as; does measles. Almost invariably from H to 16 days aitoK H ch.ikl hns breti'.-tcxposed to', chtckpnpbx, he will conic down With , It.'. '-.'..' "/, AU'i sorts of names, liaye: lieen applied fo tills ailment, in .some parts of ; the country it, is known as -\vntcrpox. glasspox, sheep-pox, end" crystal pox. These names usually 'arise from a resemblance of. the blisters . lo the substances mentlcnFd or of the disease to a similar one which occurs .'in animals. . Doctors call the ''. disease 'varicella 1 ." They sued to call it "varioln spurla" because it sometimes .was mistaken for smallpox, •vlri'ch Is called "variola." -•'. * * * H is now RCnerallv recoinizEd that the cause of clilckcnpox is a.' Bcim' so small that it will pass through a porous clay filter, loo small to -be seen with an ordin* nry 'microscope. Presence of this germ has been .demonstrated by the fact that: the jj:aterin] in a chickenpox blister will produce ;•••< rii-oiis" in someone who has not haa it. 't is i,ot known Hitii certainly 'ust liow ' the disease is transmit- f .fd from one •per.-nn to anotiier. V/r knew that it docs not occur 'n animals, but is peculiar to man. We kno-.v that it is probalily transmitted directly from one person 'o ahothcr,' although it may be transmitted on soiled clothing or "metis. And we know- that a person who ohcc lias had it is not likely : to. have It a second tin.c. Mcsl cases InyoK'r- rhiidren 5 to "> years old, and 52 per cent o: ucopl'-> .have had it bv the tlmt they arc grown -up. Girls have it more often than beys, nnd native; white children, more olien than' fcreien-corn or colored children. Tho bc-st way to prevent a child, frcrn havhig chlckenpox. of course, 1 is to keep him away from clhcr children who have (he discisc. Children with chlckcnpox should net be permitted to EC to <chc'cl. It may be possiiilc to v,u- cinate clrldren agams; chickenpox. 'b:it Hie, disease cuimarliy is so mild that vaccinil:on is ivf cusfomai y as a nnitinr- di even 'OUR BOARDING HOUSE With «2^£ YOUR BROTHER TOM HERE-2 S POTT- SPOT-T—1 EGAD/* I'D SOCMEP, BS VISITED BY A. BY 'THAT IMPUDEKJT EVERY TIME YOUTWOSAT J TO CHEW A FEW ORSEL.'S OP CONVERSATION YOU KiEPT T5r=>HIM(5 OUT 9ALOK1EY, LJKJTiU HE WAS V- Et? Up OM THE T3IE.T-~- HE MAY BE "FULL OF BALLOOSJ =, BUT'WHY CRITICIZE 'THE OTHEP, PEL ' HAT WHEM IT wre YOUR OWM HEAD? as n mrais of prevailing s.uall epidemics.:•- .Wlicncvcr there., is smallpox in a coniinunlty, 'diagnc- sis of chickeiipox,- • to 'distinguish '.I from the ;. more , serious,' dis- use, is at the utmost impSl ancc. Announcements The Courier News lias teen authorized to announce the following candidates for Rlvthevlllc municipal offices, to be elected on April 6: Tor Mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOt.UPKTEn p. H. ' for Altlcrinan, First \Vavd J. L. GUARD (fun icrmt E. F. FRY (short icrm) (Sliort Term) For Alderman, Second Ward FLOYD A. WHITE JOHN. C. JfcHANEY. JR. For Alderman, Third \Vard DAMON i\fcr,EOO ESTES LUNSFORD Ituf^esntttl yrning A'tiw York nd- •vcrlblnK executive, drcliles | o rent a liejiuflliU Connecticut cs- - fnte Jier father left hpr \rhen he l%as lillleil In n Diluting? accident, ant* JicL'J* the tnnitcj- 1 after live . Vi'vvn-?*,, hcr Joun S« Ulster" Jl-.AMM-.H, uiio ),„,, j ual nninhcj college. . ; : lluithnc rcatH lo nn ntfructivc. SMITir. Ami Immedintcly IJniihite finds herself llklns air. Siurtli inure l)i:m .vl,e • furi-M to mfniit. tlic: Is led to liclicvc thnt he Is Illiirrh'tl. • .>U'rtnu-|<IIe, Jennifer' returns Ironi iseliool nnd vucatloii, liut xhe.s not the .nnsonblHtlentcd Utlle xl.vfci- Dnyhiii- iii,: tun-d licr. Hounding into Dnphnc's nimrt- ment .she nnnnitnccd n( once her linrtj- nlnns.for the. evening, re- «liies(cd n eoektni), anil gut tv dntc ivilh TUCK A1XSLKV, Diiubno's lu'nil. Uiililinr, shocked, tried (o reconcile herself to (he "jioiv" sister. .Ic-iinlfer, »i_x years yonnKcr, looks on Daiihiu- h.H old-fashioned. And IMlmjic, resenting tliln, dccMc* to Uo suiucthlnc; nhout It. SOW GO! ON 7 WITH THE 8TOJIY CHAPTER VI "T DON'T v,'ant tea," Daphne Brett said to Anne Cockerell ijj the round room at the Ritz, the last wcejc in October. "If you've ordered it, you can call the waiter back nnd tell him to brew spnic- tliing more stimulating for me. I need it!" "5fou do?" Anne asked, her eyes taking in the smart details of tho bright scarf and hat Daphne-wore wilh her usual tweeds. "You don't took in need of any stimulation." Daphne permilted herself, a speculative, embracing study of the occupants of the room before she answered. Then she said cryptically: "I do, very much. I need a mink coat, eight diamond bracelets, a sheaf of orchids and a telephone call from Clark Cable inviling'me to dinner. Then, maybe I'd feel belter." Anne folded her arms patiently and composed herself to wait lor Daphne to "come out of it." Daphne swallowed hard, "I don't know. I never felt this way before. Did the feeling ever come over you suddenly that you were nothing more than a dull lump of clay? That your girlhood was gone forever and it never had been much good anyway? That you felt as (hough you were sitling out in the middle of a very largo island all by yourself?" "Certainly," Anne said, most liearlily. "It's usually when my latest permanent is letting out its last feeble gasp, or I've had a cold, or I haven't had a nice compli- ir.cnt from a man in a long time. H=vc you thing?" ''No, I'm not much given lo self- analysis." "Maybe that's what you need. It seems to me there arc lots ot tilings you need. ,\Vanl to hear them?" •. ' Daphne tilted her glass upward and nodded. "Well, one thing- you need is , new and exciting beau. • The eld ones lliat . you liavo are not enough." "Had is tho word. My beaus are all coming around to see Jennifer now." "Really?" Anne asked, a bit sur- tried analyzing the prised. "How about Tuck? Strange ns il seems to all of us. it appears (hat Tuck really has z heayt and he seems to have given it 'o you." , Illuslralran by E.-H. Gunder "Did lite fceling-.coer come, overtoil,'" Dflpfme'weiil on, thai you Km no/lung more than a dull lump, of day? That Jiour .gfrl/iooa mas gone forever?"- ' ~~. ' ' ' it would-be grand with some new Anne. Maybe that's why-he likes 1 me. I can't see any other reason. I'm not the type you'd expect Tuck would care for, am I?" "Why not?" Anne, asked, reasonably. ; Daphne twirled her glass by its slender stem. "Oh, I-mean that I'm sort of mouselike and you'd expect Tuck lo demand the gor- geosis type: Jennifer is the gorgeous typo." "Pliooey," Anne said, inelegantly. "You'd bo if you wore a different type of clothes. You happen to wear simple things that don't draw allention to your good looks. Oh, you've got them or you wouldn't have dozens ot hcaus hanging around all (he time. Maybe, on second thought, il might be a good idea for you (o splurge on a new outfit. Something you really can't afford, it's been known to help." t * '«•.•. Si TT would bo nothing new to me to buy clothes I can't afford, Anne Cockerell. With all <fie clothes Jennifer has, she felt tlial she had to',get 'some new things when shq.went-tp work in Wall Street." She. hurried on, "Of course, she's going to pay for them later. She's getting $25 a week and when she gets clear, it's going lo help." . "Did you happen to tell Jennifer that you wanted .to get a new evening dress for the party in New Haven after the gome?" -"Yes, but silo said she adored don't take; Tuck senously, my black lace and she thought flowers." "Oh, peated she j Anne did she?" re- with asperity. . That's darn generous ot her! Look here,. Daphne Brett, ''I know what's the matter with you. In a word of three syllables, 5l's Jennifer! Good •: heavens, girl, can't. you see why you are depressed?" Daphne sumrnoneci all (he 'dignity '-she could muster. "No, it isn't Jennifer, whatever you ^inay think. I understand Jennifer and she doesn't bother me the way she bothers 'you, Anne." "Permit me to point out this to you: When Jennifer isn't .around you're a smoothie, capable ot handling all comers. With Jennifer around, you do a shrinking violet act and lake your cues from hcr. Jennifer is a gorgeous child,' terrifically impressed willi her : o\vn solf^-and why nol? 1 It's all new to her. She's just discovered what she js. She loves the spotlight and she hasn't looked beyond her own mirror, to see what's -going on around her, or. if anyone else has a right to that spotlighll She's taking yqXir.. money, your beaus and undoubtedly everything you have, and 'will • do ' so until she gets some grown-up sensi' or- until you apply'' a firm Iiand. \yhcn she wakes up, she'll see that she has dangerous competition in a girl like you. You're both beautiful in entirely different ways." "Thanks, Anne. Maybo you're right. I'm not used to having 11 anyone as young as Jennifv around mev I didn't realize years made so nv-rch difference ages." She 'iangoO the subje spoiling '*llp »ni:n:;tion. "Do y Irri^v, I bcjlcvt: .I'll set hug'e. r poppies-for ir-.F.l W:,ck drc'i to' wear some Sr. r;r t.nir." ' F A'nne you were going lo break.out lavender and-'old <Thbei I have: seen you-with that revivified loft| since the'day you first dcscribi?! that Smith person to me." VOU will persist in rcmembc'l * ing that, won't you? Hrl leaving the- ; Ha!l at the end if November.- His wife probaHl finds it'too cold in the countvl Check, please, Anne." pi ."I seem to be the one havii'l the fun today, so I'll pay it, bSl what's the rush?" ji 'I've got to get dinner—W cheaper than eating out for' tf and Jennifer is pretty tired whj'l she gels home." "Then let her go sleepy-bye I;! while. I want you to stjj around at the Rains Galleries \ see a modern show wilh me.! won't keep you long." Daphne 'allowed herself to I;I easily persuaded and was glf^l when she matched her step J(l Anne's and they swung up Fit;.! avenue in easy strides. She thru I back her head and inhaled tvl sparkling, crisp air that filled-!., nostrils and her spirit with a m'.-il sense of adventure. "Tin's New York in October, the ... exhilarating month in that cityjl "Nice, isn't it?" she said, snif.J ing a perfect, straight little <W and falling into an old liabi^V, tween intimates of expecting An';, to understand what she meal I That was the way it had be!} before Jennifer came. (• Jennifer greeted her from i\* lounge when she let herself in . ; hour later: "Oh, Daphne, I real- meant to get dinner going but l|l simply dead. I never knew a g[ could work EO hard as they ma|' us at that office of min' Daph, I have something I wantf | tell you ..-."• . ! "Yes, darling." Daphne SWE lowed a sigh. Was she going j bear more of this song about Jel niter's "hard" job? ' "We had company around 5. | today. ' A simple gorgeous ture came by here. You tiie type, not handsome b.ut i,| triguing? Tall, rjuiet, the pi'f i smoking kind—just the way I lif them. I really worked on hi] you can bet." I ' "That wasn't hard? And did I ho succumb?" Daphne answer! affectionately as she pulled (J blouse of her house pajamas o\'il her dark head. jl "Irwouldn'l be a bit surprise; 1 Jennifer said wilh a happy lit ! ;-f laugh. "He's invileil me up ! Brett Hall. Cute?" Daphne gave Jennifer all 1 allention then. "If it was Laij Smith, Jennifer," she said briel" "you can't go up there unices wife invites you " f "His wife?" Jennifer ansV;^ , —it wasn't a question—and tilt''] her head with a pleased gcs'OJ in the mirror. "Ho isn't marri.'j I asked him. Me lives at the H | with his mother and aunt." (To Be Conilmiert)

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