The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1937 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 25, 1937
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(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FHB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS \ THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS f • - -' 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor "... H W. HAINES, Adsertlslng Manager Sc'.a National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas, Dailies, Inc, New York, Chicago, . Detroit/ Bt Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ot tlio post ofllce at Blytheville, Arkansas, uuc'cr act ot Congress, October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES > r By carrier )n the City ot Bljlhevllle, l!c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $300 per year, $1~50 for six jnbiiths, 15o for three months; by niall In posla.1 zones tv>o to six, Inclusive, $650"pcr jear; in zonci seven and eight, $1000 per year, paiable til advance. Commendable Vetoes '-Governor Bailey is to be commended, for his decision to veto the llairh •bill for assumption by the state of some ?900,000 in debts of free budge dishicls and the Milum bill to cut a quailer of a cent fiom the stale gasoline tax and mcieasc the piopoilion of gasoline tax leveiuies going lo the county tuinback fund. The question involved in both ot these' measuies \\tis simply one of whether Hie btale could afloid lo be guilty of even n nieiely technical blench of the contiacl il enteied into with Ihe holdeis of its highway bonds. The slate pledged ceitain icvonues to the retii-ement of tho highway it.- fundmg bonds issued in 103'1 It is now hopeful of again icfundmg this debt on even moie favoiable terms Its faihne to live up lo llic existing contract would most certainly hint its ' piospecls o£ obtaining a moie i'.ivoi- ablc one The governoi stated tho situation in pointed language when he bind: "We" must dcmomluilc that Ai- kansas can live up to a contract 'If we can't cairy out oui contract with oui cieditois, galling as it is, how me we going to convince any investors that we would live up to a new agree- ment''" . *— The decision to veto these measuies t I'eauired some political courage. The i^eVbrf%6 de))pssup L is a live one in ,icommunitlei,-,fthich bonded themselves ^ £for th$t puipo'se.- v The gas tax cut and tdraback ineieaso is a live issue m eveiy county in the .state v County judges, aT wit's end to find funds ade- , qiiate for local load pmposes, weie a uml^behincMhe measure. The Icgisln- iu\£ although it kneV both measuies violated the highway bond icf uncling contact, pfefeu-ed to shift the political burden ot i ejecting thc'm to the governor. In vetoing,them he is simply doing what his duly requires. Thcie should be no political penalty foi that. Slop, Look. Listen When an automobile dmei comes to ~a laihoad crossing, the icsponsibility foi getting atioss the tiacks safely is entirely his The laihoad can eiect \\aimng signals and instruct cngmeeis to exeicise all possible caution; but, in the very nature of thing.s, it is up to : tlie mbloiist to see that the wav OUT OUR WAY is clear lefoVc he piocedls, Somehow- this obvious fact doesn't seem to be Vegistering on the minds of Ameiican motorists as well as it ought. Poi the Safety Section of the Association ot American Railioads icvcalb that more, people were killed in grade crossing accidents last year than in any year since 1931. Pait of this increase—which In ought 1)786 gi'adc crossing casualties—is probably due to the fact that, with recovery, there were more motorists on the roads last year than for half a (loMii years. But most of it must be due to plain, unadoincfd carelessness •THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 193? at's Wrong? The average American 'must find the unicst in 1'uorlo Rico rather haul to tindci stand. Obviously, an active element of the populace there wants com plele independence' Horn Uncle Sam. It has been vocifeiotis enough to produce a dismaying set of shootings, nimdcis, and riots in the p.isl year or so. 0(1 hand, one would suppose that Ihc 'American yoke on that island is far lighter than the Spanish one which was icmoved by American aims some 39 ycais ago. The situation may be complicated by an economic crisis. KnoLs in policy, at Washington, may have iiggi avittoil it In any case, il would seem to be up to Washington to find out jiibt what is wiong and to set it ugh I It isn't pleasant to road ot iiols, "plots, and shootmgs taking place under the American flag. STDE GLANCES By George Clark mwm She \\ns loo jouiijr, but I think r was old enough —Mri> J T McGM- 13-yeai-old bride-, commenting on tlio mairlngc of tlie 9-yeai-o1d Tennessee Kirl. * ' * ' * Objcclions to this t>pe of stiike me biscd on the fuel that It Is effective It Is a strike, utid sunM have Lewi dcclnied legal, as a menu 1 ! ot halting production . -Homer Sliulln, • president, U A W ' ' * * ,« I m In excellent fighting Him, nnd I'm \\Ill- Ing lo yo to war should Ihc'occasion ailse —Michael Mooic, London, England, who maintains lie Is 12-1 yenis old •The least" (hoy might do is to see if 'I cun mnkc the team If I thought lhal my pliulng would lilndci them fiom winning games 1 wouldn't lm\e to be told to get off the team —Elizabeth Lasocki, Chlcopcc, Mass, \vlio wants lo ptav on n high school baseball team * * * The tide'ls, definitely turning and mj ciack- pot idea Is becoming the idea which will save America frcn; economic serfdom and will bilng happiness and prospcHlj to our people —Dr. Fronds Townsend, father of Tovvnsend pension plan. * * * Staidom at nrsl bilngs a ga\ whtil, then a desire to get awaj Jiom it all, and finally •> sequestered seclusion.-—Lola Lane, film sclress. * » » Bunnj Austin cannot c\pcct to cairy the BritKli team bj himself —Ficd Pcro predicting Ural Australia 'will win Hie Davis Cnp. OUR BOARDING HOUSE HAW LADS/ THIME EARS MOOPLE, E>SAP, SIR- YOUP, &XCEEDIKJC5LY IMTERESTIWQ LETTE'R, OM WHY YOU LIKE OUR SHAVIM6 CR^AM,. MAS BEEM AWARDED PIRST "PRIZE ~~YoUftS TRULY B. MAMSF1ELD HUNW.E CO". With Major TJ- iu X'LL &AY THAT'S y^P* SWEET MUSIC/ " KlOvV I'LL BE ABLE TO GET POUBte/TH' 5HAVIM6 MIUEA6E OUT OP TH 1 NEW TUBE i JUST BOUQMT- IF THEY'D GIV6 : AWAY TIES AM' -TOOTH PASTE, MY COST OF VVOUUD PROP LIKE A THERMOMETER IW A ,^u^^ WMV SHOU ur? ME SVPA'k! HIS B^AIM COMPOS i w<3 LETTERS TOILET { (-VMEM HE HAS BEEM C3ETTIS-I6 HIS SUPP!.V FREE "Ileie you ar'e—si\ glasses i>f walci! That's the last 1 want lo hear out of von." To Avoid Parrel Fever, Keep Away I'Yom Sick Bml Head Courier News Want Aas Ecme elephants pfoduceVsbft ivb- a Almost all snou fl U e:> ai'2 six-; sided ' There are '50,000 to 15,000 workers iii" tlio average bc-ihiv;. ' By Williams —\ /YOU'LL HAVE TO \ / X 6UESS SCRAPE TH 1 \ i^I BETTER, MUD O?F VOUI2, SISTER. WITH A, STICK.' VOU BETTER JUMP. 1 INO. -no) BY I>H MOKKIS Eililor, Journal of llic American iMcdTeal Afsociation, and-'-: of II) gen, llic UctilCi Mngaunc •In -Switzerland, in 1870, some oalrols blought fiom GDimanj in fcctcd two biolhcr 1 ; with the disease now called "parrot fever," or psittacosis. Primarily' a bi«L,.dis- enso. psittacosis maj be contiact ccl by' human beings fiom parrot 1 ; 01 p.ui.ikecls, or c\cn Tionu ca- nmies , g-i Usunllv a poison goK thesis ease from a sick biid although It is possible eien health Wds may transmit it. On- the other ivnnd, it seems to be exceedingly rare for one. human being lo catch (his disease from nnothei Most of Hie deaths Imolvc people o\ei 30 ycais of age because the disease in joungei people is mild .The 1 - /exact iiiainfDr in which pbittacosis is transmitted is not known, although there is evidence that, -people ; may -get the disease iftcr being bitteh by a bird or, •nore frequently, after close contact such as occurs -in mouth-to- nouth feeding of the buds It takes from six to 15 days after contact with the source of Infection foi the disease to de- clop In a human being Usually there is a chtllj sensation with fc\ci and heidache nnd shortly theicnfter, n cough indicating that the lungs me iinolved There may also be loss of appetite, coit Ing of the tongue and other j symptoms usually - associated with ntections Women aic affected bv Ms disease more frequently than :nen because the former arc more ifteu • concerned with the care of birds. " Among the firil cases noted in 'he United Stales were three that •coin-red in Boston in 1004. Since •hat time there have been cpidem- : CK in New York and California. rhe United Stales now prohibits '.mpciiatlon of South American parrots and -California has rcgu- 'sillons conlrolllng importation and •spoliation of love birds and par- r ' ' • ' There is jiisl one way to avoid psittacosis, and . that is to keep xway froin lirds which nv.iy 'possibly have, .been Infected.' -The condition Usually is not susprctcd ' of Its unusual character I ind nersons who have it may be j treated as if they' were infected I with pneumonia, Influenza, or ly- phoid fever. Several cases usually occur at one time in any .community, however, and one case' or parrot levir in n cominunity leads to suspicion if Dlhcrs. . In come •instances thc^ nuid lak- cn from Ih'o blood of prrtons who have recovered from the disease sceiiis to be especially useful in treating (he serious symptoms. in birds the. condition is often fatal, killing from 50 to 05 per cent of infected birds. When a parrot gels -the disease, it docs its appetite, has diarrhea, nnd dies in a lew days, Then germs ran be found in 'practically all ol its organs. ~^v, •" , . BORN TMIRTY YEARS TOO SOON Sludclils Study 1)1 ivlnR MANrrowcc, \vis. VUPI-AP proxtmatcly HO students are en rolled In Manitowoc high school's automobile driving courses. The students, of whom 25 arc girls, .nnet three times a week for tu- stniclion In safe driving by Robei't ,1-lndwall, H '-number of "HIP C Hy L-alcly commission. , ' < ff.lE^ "-^ BY NARD JONES ©1937, NEA Service, Inc. £ *•* V S& X IIUIll! TODAY nun IAI\ mia jir>r- j I'V J1AYXKS ovcr.iiK'nil on iTicir jCiillfurnlu vticntlnn trip and flnd jthtmAulvcK slrnndcil 111 Snn DiCKu. • Thisj »ns>%cr 4in nil of llin Alt- IxiicLtl '1'ralEL-r Comliiniy imil nlit:ilu iaii iwislKiitneiit li> '<mrt'l up (Iti. • uuiisl, ileinoiiijlriiliiic Ihc 4 n«»v Oc lll\c IrnilLT. 'rlirir *u?(- 'Iiid^nK urn a r n li H c d Kbiucwlnit ,-nhcn AltNOMJ ^il OSS ot (lie A!r- ftpiert *.t>m[>imj- fills loin k lor Ullicr l)0ha or Tirtrcntps. ^ * | 1 ln<cil nt tliu iiruspLct ot Ibc ^tlp uiiil monL>. iiL%Lr[bcl(; li thcj *«i> inircliitse iri\cl untnts nna rcduu io lliclr np irducnt io incK 'At their dun\ ibt i Kuriirl c n )i miHomc >ouus luiiii tr>Inp to tinrr. Apolii^L'tlrMlIj-, ho tcllw them hR NtupIK'il unr nt the ivrijhK floor nnll that hi* Iinmi ti (.I,UK\ M:M,. A( flril, (lie K lrl.« noon Incline to ilUnilNs Iliu Jn^l- dpnt. Jlut n-ll-tlia Uoc n't forget ^'L-[|l. >fow_c;o o.v WITH TIIU STOHY CHAPTER II j^ATER that day Maltha and Betty lound themselves .with • plenty to do. Their first move was (o write letters home, explaining that they were extending their trip' to take in the whole length of the Pacific coast. After consultation they decided it would oc best not to explain just .how they were managing it. ' "They'd only worry,"' Martha said. "And we can tell thcni all about il when we get back horned After it's over, ^they'll think it's all right." /'You don't' know" my r aunt!" Belly laughed. 1 "If. she realized til a I we two girls were planning to gallivant up the coast with a 'car and a trailer, .and shelalligas '—that's what she'd call il—shelal- ligag around trailer canips in shorts she'd drive dad yiid motliei insane. I'll never hear the last of it, even when it's over. So you can bet I'm not telling tlis. folks, now!" Betty chewed .her pen, apparently in the-throes,of composition. But alter a !ci\ moments she said, surprisingly and irrelevantly, "That Neal person was handsome, wasn't hc2" Martha looked at her. "Sorry we're moving out?"' • "Well, he might have" had'the consideration lo move in a week ago." Their letters finished, Ihcy went out to mail them and lo have lunch nt the corner drug store counter. "I£ we're going io buy some clothes we'd belter cash the 'advance check that Carringlol gave Us," Belly said. "They probably know us here well enough lo do it," "Nothing doing, darling! I'm taking Mr. Carrington's check right to his bwn bank for cashing. If it's going to bounce I don't want to be on the receiving end." Bctly sighed. "Still suspicious, arc you? 'Gosh, I hope when you gel flic money you'll change your lune." .. And when they reached llic bank and Die teller cashed Carrington's check without a moment's hesitation, Marllia did have lo admit that she fell much het- Icr. "But let's don't crowd our luck," she cautioned, "When , Belly clulciifd Martha's arm and tohifpereJ. "Look." A young man, carrying a suilctuc had, approached, eb\'toml\t intent art hoofing a ride. Martha n<as about lo slide behind the alied and ignore him n'/ien she recognized him as Neal.' we've.bought a few dollies and paid llic landlady we want to save our salary. We don't know just how long it'll keep coming." TVifARTHA- wasn't a pessimist by nature, and her suspicion was refreshing lo the girl who had known her siiiee roller-skate days. Betty was vastly aniuscd byMsr- Iha's distrust" o£ their good £or- lunc. • . "I'm not .going to let you be a killjoy, Mart At least I'm fioing Ip have Ih'C: fun of paying The rent. Tiie landlady has been hiigtily watchful the last couple o^ daj^s and I want to sec her face when I hand her the woney." Martha laughed, and soon fell inlo Betty's spirit. Shopping forll can't see \vhal you want it for. what Carringlon liad called a'"" "tourist's outfit 1 * was fun. "I v/ondcr what he meant," Marlha said. "When he mentioned tourist's clothes I lliousht of an old snap- rhol my" falhcr has, showing him nnd mother with their first automobile. They have on long linen /'What's that? 1 .' "A revolver.". Betty gaspsd." "A—a what?" "A revolver," repeated Martha.' "But you can't carry a revolver without a police permit. I don't think you can even buy one without n permit." "Then," said Martha, "we'll gel the permits." : , . And they did, despite, Betty's protestations at every step... Soon they had added to their -purchases a small .32 caliber revolver "and a box of shells. "You can't tell',',' IU ULWU llll?: lull UL jJJJrmg LIIU it UUA Ul bliL 1 !!^. ZUU Lclll C Lull,' rent. Tiie landlady has been [ Martha said. "It mlghV'cbhiC' i|V handy, fo,scare'somebody with!" / "H's already scared somcbody,"- said Bettj-. "It scares me just lo look at the darned thing—and duslcrs.' But they k. found what they wanted lo supplement tho clothes they had brought to California with them. Each bought a pair ot smart whipcord trousers and light bool.V with a contrasting leather jacket., And,'.remembering that they were going into the cooler climates'-of Oregon and Washington, they added two reversible topcoats. "Now we're all set," Belly said as they emerged from the shop loaded down with packages. "How about treating taxi?" ourselves to a "I want lo make one more purchase," Martha told her. We're not going to slop for any thumb jerkcrs, arc we?" "Not if we can help it. Cut '.ve might have to change, a lire on a lonely stretch of highway." 8 C * . -. ; r PllEY were lo find lhal on the coast highway belwcen . San Diego and Los Angeles there arc few slrefches of lonely pavement, and these arc not long. By. 1C o'clock they were breezing along in a new coupe, a modern Airspeed . Trailer behind .them, and enjoying every minute of il. Carrington had been on hand^lo slarl them off; and, as he'd promised, had arranged everything "Tho engine has been broken in," he told them. "So you don't have fo baby it. But don't exceed the speed limit, and be sure to gel non-resident driving permits Oregon and Washington. . I've got California licenses for both of you." And then, vvilli a few jiavl- ing instructions regarding the .railcr, he had wished them good luck,; ;' . ' . "What's flic first slop?" Belly asked...Martha whcii Uicy v;ere well on their way. "The Golden State Auto P;irk iii Long Beach is where v;c'rc sirp°- posed'to spend the night." "How about a week in Hollywood—say in Robert Taylor'' back yard?" asked Betty ; ac e- tiously. .611 the outskirts rt[ a delightful little town they rolled tinder tt-.3 shade of a pepper tree to try their first lunch in a trailer. As Bettv and Martha busied themselvcV with .Ihe tiny stove and portable table, many a car slowed down '.a admire the streamlines of Ihj trailer. One family parly stopped frankly, and were invited aboard to inspeit il. ' "I guess we're doing all right.'Betty said,, when the family had lhanked them and gone on their way smiling. "This is going to be real fun. Mid you were throwing cold water!" bunch over, they put .'everything shipshape in the Airspeed'; compartments, and started to climb back into the coupe, .lust then Betty' clutched Martha's arm an.) whispered, "Look . . ." . A young man, carrying n mil- case, was approaching, obviously intent on hooking a ride. Mar- lha was about to slide behind thn wheel and ignore liim when she ( recognized him as Noal, the same \ man they had found attempting loonier their apartment the afternoon before! He had missed his morning shave, and he seemed ;i little the worse for tramping; Bui, unmistakably, ho was Gerry Neal, (Xo Be'Continued)

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