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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 4, 1937
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fHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBUSHEKS - ' '.' C..R. BABCOCK, Editor 'H. W. HAKES, Advertising Manager . Sole , National Advertising Jtenresentatlves: •Arkansas-" Dallies, : Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, 61. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at Hie post official Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 3, 1317. Served by the United Press .SUBSCRIPTION HATES " By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 16o per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within' a radius ot 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $150 for six months, 15o for throe months; by mail in postal zones Uo to six, inclusive, $660 per year; In zones seven and eight, $1000 per year, payable In advance. A Lesson for Agriculture While it is a little early to be making predictions, the indications are that the efforts of John L. Le\vis and his Committee for Industrial Organization are going to result in the unionization of the big-scale mass production industries of this country to an extent never approached in the past. It is a situation that has a definite t bearing upon the economic welfare of this country and the entire St. - Francis' basin, though there may be in this agricultural area no industry likely 'to ,be directly affected by the jewisI campaigta. P The, big goal, of the union move- ntlis.. a.Jieit&r 1 standard of living -'industrial workers. Higher wages and shorter.* work ing hours, nre major items. They may be. achieved to gome degree at the cost of company profits , but iirt thejTOaiii the increased manu- jtfa'feturing; costs which they involve will &i£&£u?& consumers. he fanner fit into this -^-jj.-j.-y,- -,. v ». is a possibility of ,benefit ! for,ni'm ii) the broader markets for _farm '. products which are likely to result from the payment' of higher ' wages, to industrial workers. Tliere is possibility of loss,to him in tl;e higher prices he, isUikely to have to pay for industrial.products. .sWHat can h'e, : do to proloct his interests?' One'thing'that he can and should to equip himself, through organization, to liold his own in the race for ' the' great American dollar. 'IndfcstHaTemployers and workers alike are organized to fight effectively for their ^'terests. They may waste a lot.of. qiergy battling each other but the 'jet ^result of their efforts seems to bf ;,the' advancement of industrial interests - as opposed to others. I?*ow. there is no basic conflict between the' interests of industry andi agriculture ,in this country. Both de- pend'for their welfare and progress upon the general prosperity and development of the entire-country. But it is chiefly up to the farmers themselves to make their full weight felt ( in the balance. This they can only do by being prepared to apply their influence as; a unit, politically and economically,, in behalf of the interests of agriculture. That is why such organizations as the American Farm . Bureau Federation are needed and why 'they deserve the support of every BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS farmer, even though it maybe hard for him at times to see just where he derives any direct benefit. . Legalized Shakedowns The ?500,000 breach of promise suit which Peggy Garcia brought against Dave Rubinolt ca'me to a sad end. Overnight the action was discontinued, while the trial judge invited the district attorney's office to examine the whole business, to sec whether, the general stench which hnd been created was anything thai the law could help abate. Without commenting on the merits of this specific case, it can be said that this business provides an excellent argument for the laws outlawing breach of promise suits, which various stales have recently adapted. At best, a breach of promise case is a sorry mess; at worst, it is nothing more than a legalized shake-clown. States that have iiot yet put the breach of promise suit outside the law might well make hustc to do so. Off The Record Every year, and especially in election years, the folks back home \et\ra of the valiant light their representative in Congress;ig putting up to stem the tide of waste and corruption that threatens to engulf the administration. These stirring tidings come from reprints from ihe Congressional Record of speeches never made, franked free through the mails. Now. Rep. Sam Hobbs, of Alabama proposes that the Record be closed to extraneous 'matters,, including speeches never delivered on the floor of either house. V This, of course, would s«ve the people a couple of hundred thousand dollars, and would eliminate . from the Record such stimulating articles us a discussion o£ the French duelling code and the curative effects of radium water which actually have been printed therein. The only proper recipient of au apology for man's appearance would be the anthropoid apes, which man sometimes claims as his nearest relatives, —E. A. Hooton, prominent, anthropologist. * * * We Americans are. getting over our infcrlorlls 'complex. -Rockwell Kent, noted artist, commenting on American art. * * * Forty per cent of Hollywood's heroines do not know how to wear clothes. —Gertrude L. Mayer, president, ProfesElonul Models' League *.'.-*•••*•• Most ol the disastrous mistakes recorded In history were made by mort in middlc-nge, younger middle-age, nnd youth. : -Booth Tarklngton, author, opposing the president's plan for supreme court reorganization. . * ' '•• ' * •I -would have relinquished my post as governor to prevent a fatality during the strike. —Gov. Fran): Murphy, Michigan. OU,T OUR WAY By Williams THEV WILL, MA'AM, BUT HE- DIDN'T KWOW HOW MANY TO PUT IM- VUH GOT TO FIGCiER- EXPAMSION), AM' CAPAClTV, AW'ALL THAT -AM' HE PlDWT, L SEE- LOOK. IM THERE .' BROKEN "THAT FUWMV? HIM THAT EGANS AMD WATER WOULD STEETCH H!£> WEVV -BOOT 5 ' VOU-VOU-iii COLLEGE- MEM.QMLS/. O~.RWlH.iAMi 3-V SIDE GLANCES By George Clark r • s v ' - *; v* A' i*. -•"V™P"\y*vSssg«s»ssssss8:i 'y*!,.**- §<> . A 'te:, >*?Sj-- "£*"t*»i ,*„.*...A" I'tt-mS^iiJA' s I 1; "Oh, we're not going anywhere. We just keep that trailer there to scare the 'landlord." THIS Cutidijs WORLD ^S Ferguson WORST KNOWN FLOOD IN HISTORY WAS THE OVERFLOWING OF THE HOANG-HO. IN CHINA, WITH A LOSS OF LIFE ESTIMATED FROM /, £00,000 TO ^OOQ, OOOI SERVE MAN ; IN FIVE MAJOR. .CAPACITIES: AS DESTROYERS OF.//i/SSC7S, AS DESTROYERS OP WE£0 SEEDS. AS DESTROYERS OP R.OOENTS, AS SCAV/E AND AS FOOD/ • •' * <rr. is, IMPOSSIBLE TO ESTIMATE ACCURATEIV THBR. VALUE TO : MAN. UBGlfi 1IKKB TOUAf MAI'HNE' imKTl', rhunuljic youuif Ntn > r ork itdrcrll>lj>e raunllvr, renl. her <lcceniw4 futhrr'i Couiirctlcnt cjiliile <i> LAIiiiir SMITH, ullrncllve bachelor architect, nn J ImmeiUlileljr aaiu herucll llklmr him Iremen- douily. Uiiphne hii» one «l»ter, • IbXNlPEill, |u,l 1, U | ot College V'crli ° n *"'* "'"' ""* '" NtW Jennifer It u vtvnriou>i nimie- ivlml «tiu«h HlKlcr will) reismtB l>"nliue'« Kiildiiuir- nud biT Strut n'K«t In New York iilie iluifiM TUCK£K A1N8I.BV. Duvliiie'x uld Ix-uu. Tien Dniiliue «cc» fu Jc-ii- «lf«r » vhiillentic (a heraelf—a ffcullenge to Kvt a Ml latirc from hw- own llf a (bnii a c-iirccr. Uniilinf IK uudcr tbc liitnrctliilDM tm»t Lnrry In imirrled until one night, returning jioiue. Jennifer announce* Larry ha* been (her* uncl („ \Q^< ma rrlcil. JeuiLlf«r. umtivare of D.ijilin,'« Irklnfir for aim, iitiyM Hhe | H eii \,i£ to uet her knt for Liirrjr. The tallon-tns Sunday Tuck AliiKlcy callN to tnkc Jennifer out to Jlrett JInll »], rr c i,arrf liven and l>niikne, decldlnt; lo iiEny the [Came bernclf, tircnnrCH to go loo. It'll a r&ee lictwtea two slater* for the Kumc man. KOW GO ON WITH TUB STORY CHAPTER VIII £)APHNE came back to the living rooth ten minutes later. She wore her bright green tweed suit with a big collar ol soft black Xur. Her small green hat bore a tantalizing feather of pheasant thrust jauntily in ifs crown. The brightness ot, the green pointed up the white and black contrast of hei- skm and hair. Tuck looked at her approvingly while she drew on hor black gloves. Then his glance swung around to Jennifer—J e n n i £ e r looking very much like a magazine cover gill in her yellow wool coat, a shade deeper than her soft flaxen hail- which ilowed out from beneath a cliL'ilish bonnet ol brown velvet. He sighed. "I wish i could make up my mind which of you (wo girls is the-most beautiful, i'ou're such perfect foils for each other. Ah mel'A man has troubles." Jennifer avoided Daphne's eyes and was angry with herself i or doing so. "Why try to make up your mind, Tuck? It isn't likely that Daphne and I would ever enter into any competition for a mere'man. Would we, Daphne?" She smiled but her eyes asked a question. They were cool, penetrating eyes and left no doubt ot their meaning. Daphne laughed. "Don't be ridic- tilous, you two. Who ever thought of-such an idea? Jennifer, don't ever talce Tuck seriously. He never means anything he says." "Suppose you let me make my own conclusions? I'm not really a child, you know." ' Jennifer's voice had a pettish note. "You certainly are," Tuck said and pretended to shove her out the door. t gHE is really a child, Daphne thought, noting the sullenness in Jennifer's face. Jennifer sat between Daphne and Tuck in the roadster. She kept her lovely eyes straight ahead and answered Tuck's cheerful attempts at conversation in monosyllables. ^ She is acting like a child and I'm a fool to be acting tliis way to her. Daphne's thoughts ran on, uncomfortably. But when they had turned off the Parkway and had driven through the familiar backwoods ,roads of Plantsport and were at ast at Brett Hall, something within her told her that she was not a fool. Something in Larry Smith's eyes when he saw her told her, too, that she was not silly. Sr'^ saw him before they got to the house. He was—as she had seen him first in riding clothes— on-his knees putting burlap bags around the plants under the windows of the corner room, which he Had looked through that-first day. 'Hi, Squire!" Jennifer called from the'car. Larry straightened, put his pipe in his pocket and came down toward the car. Then he saw Daphne. » * t "flELLO," he said and there was great warmth in his voice but his eyes were for Daphne and it was to her that he held out his hand. "We've laken advantage of your invitation," she said. "This is my sister whom you've met and this is Tucker Ainsley, Mr. Smith." "Of course, I've met the little sister. Glad to see you all." He shook hands with Tuck. 'It's been a divine drive, Mr. Smith. You're a lamb to ask us up." Jennifer offered him an angelic smile and held out her small hand for him to help her out of the car. "A.cold one," he said. "Let's get inside. I've been burning some of these fine hickory logs and I think there is something warmer than that." .They went indoors. "Mother," Larry was saying, "this is Daphne. This is the littlf. girl in (he portrait—the one with the black curls." * * * AND then they were,all talking. Tliere was so much to sny about the Hall. Jennifer had taken Tuck to see the old school room. Aunt Alice, twin to Larry's mother, made tea and Larry poured cocktails for hiinself and Tuck. Daphne felt that she had known them all her life. All of them but Larry. • Dusk fell early and filled the room with shadows. "Wouldn't you like lo have a look around outside before it gets dark?" Larry asked Daphne. She went out with him from the room conscious of her sister's eyes on them. It made her uneasy but she soon forgot it strolling .with Larry about the grounds she welt remembered. . Then, too soon, it was time for,. them to drive back to the city. / / "May [ call you?" Larry said for*' her alone to hear. "Please do," she said. The three of them—Tuck and Jennifer and DaphnCr-drove back to town, stopping on the way for dinner. "Let's go to a movie?" Jennifer said: "Do you mind if I don't?" Daphne cut in. "You two run along. I've some things I want to do at home." All she wanted to do was think. To think of Brett Hall. To re- meriiber every corner of it as she had seen it. To remember the things Larry Smith had said to her about it. Jennifer found her in bed whan she returned from the movies. Dapffic had rather dreaded that moment. Jennifer hung up her yellow coat, tossed her brown hat on a stand. Then she dropped down on Daphne's bed. : "So you've fallen in love," she said pleasantly. Daphne said, "Idiot!" • "You can't fool me," Jennifer said. "Why didn't you tell me how it was? I'm not a bad gal at heart. I'm awfully sorry, Daph. I wouldn't have barged in only I didn't know. I think he's grand and I wish you luck. I wish'I could fall in love only f guess I'm. not the fallinc-in-love kind-" "You're only a baby, Jennifer. You'll fall in love some day," anil \ she added hastily, "not that Jl f have." "Well, if. I do, remember one thin£, Daphne; I.'expect fair play and. no big sister, stuff. I'm just warning you." Daphne said, "Fall in love with the right man and it will be all right with me, but ha careful." (To Be Continued) Entomologists arc agreed that every year the loss to . agriculture in Uie United States alone, through insect pests amounts to over a billion dollars. They also agree,: that almost any insect, if unchecked by its natural enemies would, in a short space of time, inherit the earth. discovered iu. the milled when Ihe victim's nose is running and his coughing is frc- qusnt. It gradually becomes less infectious as the condition goes on - •' !: - ii» • * "• ' 7i test has been developed in which the chile! coughs, on a plate containing a substance on which the geims grow easily. In Denmark it is customary to permit a child to go back to school after he fourth week of his illness if ?erms fail to grow on this plate n'hen the lest is made. Like .chick- ;nyox, whooping cough seems al- nost universal and records show :hat 78 per cent of grownups have had it. Whooping Cough,,Once Regarded. Liglilly,;;Is Dangerous Ailment (No. 152) ::'•'• Jinny readers art clipping and saving these "Family JLloclor" ar- llelcs to make their cnm medical Older, they will tcred.— EiUlor. other diseases of the breathing tract combined, Whooping cougii orcinnrlly ap - jware iti a child 1 lo 10 days after be num- HV I)K. MOKKIS HSHBKIN Kililor, Journal of (he American Medical Association, and of liygcla, the Hcaitli Magazine Nobody knows when n-hooplng coitgh ni-st appeared, with its noises and gasping in human beings. It seems to have fnsl been dcscvihecl sclcntincally about 15*76, and for a long time did not seem to disturb doctors very much. One celebrated physician wrote. In 1614 that "whooping cough :is left to the management ot old women anrt quack cloctois.' 1 yei today whooping cough causes more deatlis than do most of the other communicable diseases ot childhood. | Between 1800 and 1930, the average Hurnberi of : people who died each year of tills disease was Gfiis. Most deaths from whooping cough are associated with secondary conditions, such as broncho-pneu- monia or infections o[ the intestinal tract, and sometimes arc not repovlccl as having resulted Ivom whooping cough. The number of school days lost because of whooping cough is greater than thnt for any of the other Infectious diseases, and almost equals that for most of the .. . however as early as four d.ijs and as late as 16 days afterward. Experiments on monkeys, in fact, have shown instances in which secondary Infection has not appeared for 25 days. Wliooping cough occurs most often in the early spring months but may. ol course, be present anv lime during the year. Most cases occur in children under 5 years of age. Strangely, whooping cough is the only disease that causes' more deaths in girls than in boys. Eighty, per cent ol the deaths in children over 15 years of age involve ghls. The explanation seems to have something to do with the construction of the breathing tract In girls being different from that in boys. Whooping cough Is caused by a germ. As to which germ it is, however, not all' authorities arc agreed. Mosl ! of them' believe 'that n germ which was" first described in 1906.'and which looks a little like the influenza germ, Is the one responsible. This germ is can-led In nose and throat secretions and may be spread not only by direct coughing, sneezing, and spitting, but also, of course, by liaiid-shaklng and in materials iviucli have been I used by a patient. The disease Is most easily trans- Biggest Story "Buried" When U.S. Was Born PHILADELPHIA lUP)-Thirlcen words on the front page of Ihe July 2, me, issue of the Pennsylvania evening Post contain the story in the American journalism. No banner headline was carried over Editor Benjamin Toivne's scoop. Burled under an 18-inch account of a meeting of the Committee of Safety was the following two-line story: "The day (lie CONTINENTAL CONGRESS declared the UNITED STATES FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES." Below, it was an advertisement offering a brigantine for sale. Be- ficie it was an ad offering a $3 reward for the return of a- runaway slave. Edilor Towne's news beat is one of the sidelights on the Declaration of Independence revealed in a pamphlet entitled, "A Bid for Liberty," issued recently by the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress ' Administration here. Hawaii Sets Tourist Record HONOLULU (UPJ-Dcspite Ihe Pacific coast shipping strike that lasted from October till Februar record for tourists and vacation- ists, More than 22,000 reached here either by the Pacific Clippers or by foreign lines that were not involved in the American strike. Denmark has 3326 miles of railways within its confines. Announcements The Courier news nas teen aii' tnorlecd to announce the following candidates for Blytheville municipal offices, to be elected on April 6: For Jlaycr MARION WILHAMS W. W. HOLLIPETEB O. H. GREAB ' For Alderman, First Ward J. L. GUARD (full term) E. P. PRY (short term) JESSE WHITE (short term) For Alderman, Second Ward FLOYD A. WHITE JOHN C. McHANEY, JR. For Alderman, Third Ward DAMON McLEOD - EBTES LUNSFORD OUR BOARDING HOUSE TH' M/X^PR SAID HE'D COME JCOWNSTA!P,S TO SEE YOU, TOM/BUT BEEM OM OWE TODAY AMD, BESIDES, HE SAID HE WA POIM<3 KJOTHINQ t With Major LOAM HIM OME OP YOUR SHiRTS SO HE CAW COME IKITO TH 1 PARLOR AMD fAEET AM OLD CREDITOR OF HIS—-TH' LAST TIME 1 SAW HIM, ME'WAS WVEMTIMQ A <5AD<5ET "THAT WOULD STRIKE SALE&MEM DUMB WHE=M THEY J WERE LVlMa ABOUT AM IMFEPMOP, PRODUCT, LIKE HEMSELVes — HE WASM'T ABLE TO TALK FOR A WEEK ' I FRUIT OP BROTHERLY LOVE THAT is. OVER-RIPE=

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