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>AGE'FbUil BLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS , • 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H: W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sc:a National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc:, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every • Afternoon Except Sunday Entered .as second class matter at the post office at" Blytheville, Arkansas, uut<er act o! , Congress, October 9: 1317. Served ty the TJp.ltcfl Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ot Blytheville. 35o per cveck, or 65c per month. .„„. By mail within a radius ot 50 miles, $3.00 per year Sl'-SO for six months, 15c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six, inclusive, 55.50 per year; In zone; Mi-en nnd eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Taboo on Third Terms Safeguards Democracy If the editors of Fortune Magazine - have taken the public pulse correctly, "the' good people of tlis United States are rapidly losing thciv IraJilional opposition to a third term for A'mencun presidents. Fortune's quarterly survey, which last fall achieved the distinction (rare among surveys) of telling which way the -election was going to go, undertook recently to find out how people felt about the following question: . "If there should be agitation for President. Roosevelt to run for a third term, what would be your altitude?" Seven per cent of the people questioned .-said they-would .oppose the plan because they jiisl don't like Mr. Roosc- velJL Twenty-six per' cent would -oppose it on principle, although they - like air. Roosevelt. Slightly more than 10 per cent wotiH oppose it for a combination of both reasons. On the.other hand, 22 per cent '"would be in favor of a third term. .Twenty-six per cent would be for it if Mr. Roosevelt's second term turned out successfully. And 8 per cent didn't 1 know just -where they'd stand. When you examine these findings, you may learn some interesting things - sboif /the public's regard for : Jv!r. Roosevelt; but the really interesting thing is that for the overwhelming majority the question of a third term is a matter of personality rather than of principle. . j If Fortune's survey reprcsenj.(5' the nation as a whole, only 'a sifiiill seg- •~* inent of the populace—som,ethiiig like one-third of the total number—is opposed to the idea of a thirtf term as such. The remainder would be for it or against it, depending on who was seeking it. " . . So it looks as if the unwritten law laid down by Washington, indorsed by Jefferson, subscribed to by a long succession of great presidents, and enforced by the general public on the misguided Grant, had lost most of its appeal. The people seem to be ready to throw it 'overboard if they are asked in the right way. Now it is worth remembering that this unwritten law has become a very important part of our scheme of government. We give our president greater powers than are given to an elective officer OUT OUR WAY by any other democracy on earth; and one of the chief reasons why we can do it ..without undermining our democracy is the fact that we know in advance that he isn't in there for keeps. He gets eight years, at the most. No matter what his popularity, no matter how effective his political machine, tradition calls on him to step down at the end of his second term. Suppose, now, that this tradition has become ineffective. Overnight one of our democracy's chief safeguards is lost. We have tacitly invited the lirsb able and popular leader who comes along to give us, his services for life. We could do a great deal worse, during the next year or so, than to examine this third term tradition thoughtfully and decide anew whether it is not a tradition worth keeping. Fair Finances The legalization of pari-nnitucl betting nt county fairs would have solved the always difficult problem of providing the premium money that is essential 'to a successful agricultural and livestock fair. Governor Bailey's veto of the bill, which would have permitted such betting simply means that fair organizations here and elsewhere in Arkansas will have to 'continue to rely upon the'interest and generosity of business men, who directly or indirectly have contributed the money for premium lists in the past. Possibly the old way, though it certainly is the harder way, is also the best way. For, aside from the high moral 'grounds on which horse race betting is condemned by some, there are purely practical objections to it, as Governor Bailey noted .in announcing bis veto. In some Texas cities, where pari-muttiel betting was legalized a few years .ago, business men, who at first welcomed the prospect of race meets and the inflow of inoiiey they premised, have changed their tune. They now report that the finan- .cial benclil.s are at least offset by the demoralizing effect which the race betting habit has on local trade an'd credit • conditions. We do not believe that there arc any serious.-.possibilities of harm in such betting as would take place (luring a brief, county fair race meet. Very' probably the benefits to the fair as a whole would more than offset such •harm. But certainly there is no great cause, for regret in the governor's refusal to permit the experiment. We can go ahead and have a successful fair anyway. And possibly for the future some other-niL-ans of aiding the . undertaking financially may be found. In many states agricultural and livestock fairs are directly subsidized from • the state treasuries for the .sake of their acknowledge':! contribution to progress. Arkansas might well take a similar step. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 'FRIDAY, MARCH '26, 1937 OUR BOARDING HOUSE Witli Major Hoople PEY IS A STRAWGE 6EWT'MAW AT DE POAH, WHO WANTS T'SEE VO, MISTAH ME DIDN'T TELL ME WHAT HE WANTS, BUT HE €.*r\O LOOK LAK HE <3OIM' T'GET WHAT ME COM£ APTAH > ;."Mariia was just being coy. It's easy to see Urn I she was out,To get dad." U lulu I ant Fever •In Man Usually '.(.lauseel by Milk A-A-A 5TRAM6ER TO SEE ME ? HUM-M &3AD, HE MAY BE AW A<5EMT FROM THE GOVERKJMEMT, ABOUT MY iMcCOME TAXt~~bR, BAUM CbOIKIG THROUaM WITH HIS THREAT TO ( HALE ME INTO COURT TOR THAT* 17 X CAVE HIM OW (^ MY TAILOR BILL"? FAP ~ /i T=UF-V-T=—BECAUSE OP A / -SUDPEM HEAPACHE, OASOKi, TELL HIM THAT 1 WAVE GOME CM AM EXTENDED TRIP \ TO SOUTH AMERICA y TO LOOK AFTER MY BRAZILIAN, LJT PLANTATION! J COFR..IJ3T BY NEA&EKVICE. I'rC. T. i.', REG. U. S. fXl. Off. JE CAM THIWK OP WO OKIE WHO COULD BRIMQ (SOOD ME 5-24 Beginning with the year 1840, American Presidents elected nt 20- Kcad Courier News warn An. | year intervals hav dijtl in office: Harrison (1840), Lincoln (18BO), Garfielrt (1880). McKiiiley (1900), Harding (1920). '.- > ',,:. (No: 171) BV nn. MORRIS KISHBF.IN Editor, Journal of the American Medical' . Atsocialion, anil or Hyjrcia, Uic. Health Magazine Before '1927J undulnnl fever wo? i'?Rtirdcd in .Ihe United Stales a. somclhing: of a medical curiosity During H129, however, cases of''lhe disease were recorded in pfaclic ally every stale. ''. ' This does not mean lhat' there was any sudden increase in case of the disease. II, wns simply lb tesult of u new focusing of Inter : \il on the condition, with an nn •Icrstaiiding of the fncl thai i was much more widespread.'.', thai ind previously been thought' When intei'Ml is focused on n •'IGCIISC, or when methods of di agnosls are Improved; a 'u number of cases suddenly appeal This, for 'instance,- partially ex plains the apparent, 'Increase i cancer cases during the lasl fsi years. " Undiilant fever is another of the llseases that concern animals'par- 'iciilnrly, but which may occa- -iontiily affect, man. It is caused |?y.'a germ culled the micrococcus •nelitcnsis. The condition orig- "nnlly was called "Malta fever," n- "Mediterranean fever," because -,_ ,. , . •arly cases nffcclsd peo])le in that,' T F Ncal rcc °2 mMtl ' hcm hc E 1 " •rca. Some 3000 cases were noted ' 1 the Ui'it.nd states in the'years '831 and 1932. Or course, I like publicity,-but I do 1106 think tlmt such things as n person's private life or their religion should enter into It. —Sully Hand, dancer, when criticized for taking part in n St. Patrick's Day parade. By Williams _-/ GO AHEAD, \ 1-4/WELL,WE TO\ , ' REPORT ME TO TM' G-MeM — THEV'LL LAFF AT VOU - 3 OFFERED VOU FOUR. DOLLARS- ALL 1 HAD--&O7 YOU TRIED TO HOLD-ME UP.' OVER.TMD IT-' HE'5 &OT A TALEWT PER WOR.K.1M' US TO T5EATH WE'LL NEVER. \ REST, NOW, TILL I \ME GET THAT ) i FOUR. &UCK.S-/ \ N 3AV, DO THIMV:. 'M-JAVS A "DELIBERATE SCHEME.OM MIS RM2.T.TO KEEP U^ WORRIED /ouf, TROUBLE is, wE'vt" oc TIMi". BRAIN' WG AL'.VA.V'S li\!O\V WHAT TO I?0 MEXT TIME . NEKT TIME WE GET THAT NEAR. FOUR. BUCIi.5, WE'LL K.KJOW WHAT TO PO, MEXT TIME.- - DHKI.Y JI !•:!<!•; TDI1AV MA.UTIIA. UllI'lTAl.V line! I1KT- 'l Y ll.XYXUS nverNilcnil <m llii'fr CnHfiirnhi vurutlmi Irin null Hull 1Ticiu*tlvc.s Klranilcil In S:ui l)ictru< 'J'Key ;i[mivi>r ii]i :itl of the Air- Nlnrc-d Triiller C |i:my suitl nltlJlln "n mulgniueiil I" truvi-1 up tliu •west consl, ili'iiu>Ms<r:iliiiK Hie new *lt- IU.XL- iratlcr. '1'lu-Ir su* lilrloni; arc u r o ti s c it KunieMlint •Mlicii A1IN01.U SI.OSS lit Ilic Alr- -SpL-cil i-nni|i:i[i)' TitlLs to uj,k lor elllit-r ftoiKt t»r TefL-rfnti:*, I-iliifcil'at Ilic iirnxiiuct "f Ilic 1ri|t :nitl niiinc)', iicycclhelchs-, tilt livn (rnvi-l oiitnin mid ri-fiim (u llLtfr .Iliuriuu-nf (o |f:uK A( Ilicir ilnor Ku-y wurprlsu n litiiiilsdine yoiinj; mail Iryjji^ (o <-lllcr. A|H,[n;;,..|il.:lllj-, liu (clll llii-iti lie steiipnl »[!' at ITic ivrutiK lluiu- :iiul tti:if ILIS iinruc is OERTIY .MJ.U,. At fic«l .-ihinncd, Ilic girls KOOII ilirline In lliKiniss tile inei- ilenl. Hut .Mnrfliu iluosn't forget A'eul. The)' slurt nnrtInT:irO. Anil oil the ulllsklrli; lit n little toitil Iliey n'.'e Tinlletl liy nn iiiiNliuveil youtiir 111:111 .seeking-a riile. lie Is Ken I. TiUW C,U m WITH 'I'HB STOIIY CHAPTER 111 After the British nrnry suffeeon. "Mice, discovered the cause of Malta fever, a Danish veterinarian 'ercrlbed a condition in cattle called "contagious abortion." Moult is believed thnt both diseases •re caused by a similar organism When uiKtulRiit fever attacks ian. the. disease is usually contracted by drinking milk from an nfocted cow or by contact with •n ailing animal. The germ however, mny Ret inlo the bodv '•lirough n wound as well ns in ~ood and liquid. The germs nal- •n-nlly arc expelled from the body 'n .the ordinary excretions. Groa't numbers of gorms may i) L . found In'the milk from an infected Tlitre are oilier wavs in which undulant \fcver may ];V iv^'i^init- ted. A boy in Enirlniid. fo>- in- •ttince, not The disease by using a 'hcrincinolpr tlint h.ul just been ' •'seel to take Ihe temperature of '•is father, and had not. imracdi- it-'v thereafter, been cleansed. Cases also have bern ui.uncl among workers In meat, pnckiii? plaint;, in fact. Ihe recognized ns a ha? type of work. contlition 1.7 ' ii;i in thnt i no sign of it. "1 hope you'll pardon rue," he said. "But it's really tough getting a lift thes: days. Would you object very much to my riding along with you?" The question was put so frankly and in such a friendly tone, that Martha—despite Betty's frantic nudging—heard herself saying —I guess not, but it's only a coupe." The young man looked contrite "1 wouldn't want to crowd you Martha looked at him. He did appear tired and down on hi: luck, and there was -something about his eyes which made liei instinctively, trust him and wan to help him. She smiled. "Ar you sure you don't remember see ing us before?" "Why . . ." ile searched hc face hesitantly. "Say! You're th Eirls who lived in ihe apartmcn below me in Sail Diego:" "yes/ 1 saic) Belly, a iriflc hcllig crcntiy. "Yov were trying to gc inlo our apartment." Ncal laughed, "f assure you i was a mistake. Vou sec, i \vas litile excited, My inlenlion wa dppannth; lie liml IMP Bclty, for rion> s/ie appeared, too, quite 03 if flic'tl known Ccrry Neal all of her Ii/e. Residents Man Shovel To Repair Their Street j to gel into my own aparimcr. and quietly rclricvc this suitcasc- withoul paying Ihe rent. I suppose I was so afraid of meeting the landlady that I forgot to walcii my floor!" His predicament was so parallel to the one fey had laced-that Martha and Betty found themselves joining in. his laughter. QUINCY. Mass. <li!>>—i',i»=» v Street residents are so eas^r to cct their streci r=pai«;l (hat I hey arc willing to resurface the tonrt t! e:n- scl.vcs — provided the citv i;lv>% them the materials. Meanwhile, women vcsiciciHs have been, doing yeoman work \\i ! i< buckets and sh<>vels. attcniptin^ 10 nil in some ol the worst, halo., iit'.i ashes. The housewives complain th\t mud and sticky clay get on their rugs snd ruin them. Hartley Weeks, who circnl,U:;i a petition, says it's ncccsbary to rubber boots to ?ct about the sirool when it rains. About C cents of every 15 cent spent for cigarel.s in the Unlici., Statc.s is paid to the k'd'.-ral ... )v - ' eminent in luxes. ringlon and Arnold Sloss and Ihc Airspeed Trailer. "I was suspicious at firsi," she finished. "But here we arc, and at least we've our first week's salary nnd expenses." e :; t (\TEAL was silent a moment. Then he said, "It docs ocem ? tittle curious that those v'ellow.- didn'l want some references. Have you girls had experience at this sort of .tiling before?' 1 "No . . ." said Betty dubiously. ''And they never oven askod i! we had, Mrriha thought il was funny [ram the very !irst : out < didn't pay any attention lo her. iN'ow you've go', me wondering/' Geiry Meal laughed. '! i 6idn': : . mean tc put a damper on your good luck." He turned lo Marllip. a' tiic wheel. "Are you going inlo Los An»clcs lonigbt? 1 ' r; [EH- a:: x.onfi Beach We're slaying a'. Ihe Uolcicn Slate Auto Pork." "Mino it i stop at Ihc next town and put in a long distance xo a (rienc' oi mine to drive down ;'rom Lor Angeles: and meet Mne there?" little voad-\weary." "Noi a'; all." He was openly curious about] "]{i f ,i am c';: .lack Spcddon/' Ho IhiMi trip. -,\- ;hpy drove -lions; ' i>;ui-eo •• •Vioru'Mi 1 . :ooltin.i a', iho Maltha Sold him Ilic story oi Car-ihvc girls as u in; beiievcd' Ihcy night recognize the name. "I'm ;ure you'll enjoy meeting him!" At the next town Martha drew .he car and trailer to a slop before a small store bearing a sign !'Eay Telephone." Neal hopped -. out. 'I'll only be a minule," he said, and disappeared inlo the store- "This is really mighty "ivinrf of you/' iS' said as they climbed into ihc iiltlc coupe. "Especially in view oi Ihc lac 1 ', thai 1 navcn't had shave since yesterday morning and my clothes arc a The streamlined trailer and the nltlc coupe: sped north '.'.Mrd skirl.„ , - 4 U 1S ' ay Balb<M 3nc) -Newport. Har- iruggcd I dontboi, rolling easily through Venice re. If he was sus- with Us lanes oi tall oil-veil rier- Betty looked at Martha. cto you make of him?" Darned if I know," she 'answered slowly. "For,!hr- last mile I've been wondering it he might not be connected with our boss." "Vou mean spying on us?" said Betty, wide-eyed. "Why would Sloss want lo do that?" Marlha shrugged, know, I'm su picious oi us in the first place surely he'd have investigated a littin more. I've half a mind to set lhat suitcase out on Ihe curb and drive away Xrom here." . But before this could be accomplished Weal had reappeared. "Everything's set," he said. "Jack's going to meet me." He got back into Hie coupe; and with ;> riido- long glance at her companion Martha .shoved the car into gear. As they sped along, Meal ialkcd entertainingly. There was no doubt but what ho was well educated and had traveled, Whatever his luck was now, he had known belter fortune. Sit AS Martha drove the Utllc 'coupo, listening to Gerry N'.aV." plc.ixan! voice, she wondered if she -xvere being a foot. Always honest with herself, f,he . admitted that she had .been at- : tracted to'him. Even at that first meeting, in the hali-ught of the: hall in that San Diego apartment,: she. had found Neal interesting. She had, in fact, found him more: interesting than she would have admitted'to Betty Haynes. And , now she had picked him up on !jj, the roatl. A moment ago she'd been so foolish as to mention that she and Belty had received money. . from Arnold ' Sloss. Nervously Martha visioncd. the revolver she had purchased in San Diego. It was in the pocket 'of the door nearest Neal. She wouldn't, she realized in sudden panic, have the slightest chance of reaching it it Gerry Neal decided against it. But if Neal intended trickery' he* was at least leisurely about it. The afternoon hours passed swiftly, and as they drew nearer to Long Beach lie still gave no sign ot being anything more than a happy-go-lucky young man temporarily out of luck. Apparently, loo, he had won Betty—for now she was talking merrily, 1oo, quite as if she'd known Gerry Nea! all her life. - . "By the way," Neal said at last,' rubbing his chin, "I'm frightfully embarrassed about arriving in Long Beach with two charming young ladies and no shave. I've a ; razor in my bag and I'm just wondering if you'd let me get inlo ' lhat fancy trailer and use it." j "Of course," Martha said quickly, slowing down. ' "There's a good mirror and a wash basin." ;' Taking his hag from between '• his feet, Meal stepped down inlo ' the road. "Well," he smiled, "I : hope you recognize me when we : meet at the Golden Stale Auto : Park." Martha listened for the ciick of the trailer door, then shoved the. J car into gear. "He may not have J much money or baggage," she told Betty, "but he packs a lot ot nerve around with him. When lie so', : into the road 1 had halt a mind to drive oft and leave him standing there." "I think he's nice, after all," said Betty. "Why would you want to do that?" "That isn't our trailer. We have no right to let him in there." Betty shrugged. "He's harmless. And anyhow, it's Viler lo have him in Ihere safe." where nc's "Wonder if we ought to liberate the prisoner," mentioned Martha. : « re pretty clo se lo Beach now;- Betty said. "Migtit 1 as well wait. un (ii weVc <hcrc.' Hes probably asleep. .1 imagino- he docs that whenever the opportunity is present.' When they arrived «' ihc outskirts of .'.on;; Beach they imiuircd the whereabouts ol the Golden Stale Anlol Park from a gas-slation alicrdiml : and Gerry Neal didn'l apnoar! : Betly crowed, "Sec! He's snoozing j his head oft. Why docs Mich a! handsome fellow have lo be so darned :azy?" But. when they reached (he at park they rcci prise. Gerry Japan's largest recorded rice crop was prcduced in 1933 and totaled !i| 22,835,000,009 pounds. [Jl Irailci! i tncy rencned (h c at it<Y •* II •cceivcd a shock of sur-l V \ ry Neal wasn't in the ?- (lo Hc Continued)

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