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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FOUK BLY'fHEVlLLK C'OUUJEK NEWS THE COUR1EK NEWS CO,, I'UiiUSUBRS • O. H, BABCOCK, Editor H. W, HAINES, Advertising. Manager BLYI-BfcVILLE (ARK.) COURIBB NEWS Sole Nalional Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, CMcae", Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas city, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday RA, Enlercci as second cluss matter at, the post otliw ui Dlytlievllle, Arkansas, wider act of Congress Oc- toljcr 0, 1817. Served by the Untied Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES Hy,currier In the City of Hlytlieville, 15c )»r week, or $0.50 per year. In advance. Uy mull, wllhlii » radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 tor six months, 85c lor three months; by mv.ll in postal zones two to Blx, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and clyht, 510.00 per year, payable in advance. We Might Emulate England In Choosing Our Judges Now York's Senlniry investigation is ancicnl history now, :intt inosl of us have i'orjfoltcn Ihc ilitj^i'iiccful Uiiiifr.s which it revealed about New York's courts of law. But those revelations were « \',-ihia!)l(! olijcct lesson, mid we fortfol them jusst a little too l'a.-:t Tor our own good. liroatlly speakini;, they showed wind i.s when the cowls arc 'tin-list into politics—when the attaining of a jii(l(jBshi|), for instance, is made the subject of a political scramble, so llml the nian who becomes a ,iii(lj,'e must. cither campaign like any other eandi- (laie for office or .iniist cultivate the good will of Hie iiolilidiins who have the appointing power. That is the way American judges are 'put inlo office; and a recent article in The American Speclaloc point;) out llml by following this system we undermine our own confidence in Hie judiciary ami stall' Hie Jxmcli with men who aren't always.lit.for their jobs. ' '* '';';'*; * The writer of this article, a New York lawyer named Jerome J. I,jcari, remarks that Kujjlaiul has km ml a "ilifl'ci-eiil way of selecting its judges. '"I'licy niiisl not only psiss rigid e.x- • animations in all brandies of the law," ho writes, "but they; uuist also lie scholars invUiin, Greek and mathematics, ami in most collegiate .ami un- .ivcrsity subject:;. They must'be culU -uml gentlemen;' When I fay bectnno ' candidates for (lie bench, they must take fresh examinations in both legal and acadoniic subjects." A.-= a result, says Mr. l,icari, an Knglisli jtt(igcshii) is a legal career, nol, a, political career. It j s attained by Ihc best members of the legal iiro- fessioii, not by the most gifled polilic- ians. Mcniber.s of ihe bench owe nulli- iiijf to anyone; they are above influence and above suspicion. * * f When an Enjrlisli lawyer aspires io the bench, he lakes examinations to Ihc lowcsl court. If | U! passes and is appointed, lie .serve a dclinilo length of lime there before h u j K eligible lo promotion lo a higher court. • Then, when lie seeks' promotion, he must pass new examinations, and his jiulicin! record is curcl'ully scanned, willi a)l reversals couhtiiife agaiiist liiin. In tliis way, England t'ets courts UiaL lire llic despairing atlmiralion of Ajiieritwts. Tlie method is in sharp contrast with our own. Tq bo sure, many very excellent, men—brilliant, conscientious, and'com- pletely independent—are to be found in our Ahicrican courts. Ikl so, ulns, are many who are none of these things. Until \v<; ;i;x) some wny of divorcing the bench 'from politics, the average level of our courts will continue to be lower than it should he—and we shall gel, occasionally, .scamlalx like lliosc of tlie Seabury iiivcsUgation. —Bruce Catton. SIDEGLANCES By George Clark /Vo Comic Opera in Wars in Liitin America arc popularly .supposed to he comic opera affairs. The memoirs of soldiers of fortune', and innumerable romantic- itilveiilui-c novels, have .sold us on the i<lt« thtti attch cariiijaitfiw ure ummlfy very i>ielwesi|iie, enlivened by the presence of one gokl-braiileil general for every throe barefoot privulus, bill not very bloody. Recent summaries of the fighting between Bolivia niul Paraguay in the Gnm Clinco region show that in this wise, at least, the popular idwi is al! wrong. Latest figures show thai fully '10,000 soldiers have heen killed in that war; 120,000 Bolivians iind J 5,000 I'aniHiiiiyans. When casualties are recorded on that scale—Ibr the i>o|>ula- UOHS of tlic two mtmlruis arc not large— it is no comic opera war that is being fought. Jt is the real thing; as grim, tragic and bloody, on ft small-scale,-as-miy wars that have ever been fought anywhere. g;»>tVHA»M>IC[..Mil. T.M. jlri' &>' ftOMOTTgjj^giSiii ^M^f&^^^^'i^Jl^'il 'SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, CCC Goes Marching On Congress will be asked lo continue the Civilian-Conservation Corps for al least two years more. This slale- mentjiH made by Director Robert Fecli-' \ nor, on the basis of a 'talk with Presi- ':• It is very doiibtfitl if Congress will ' j sliow any reluctance to follow this recommendation. Whatever, may be said about other Now Deal policies, Ihis one, <it least, seems to have sold 'itself lo the country at large prelty thoroughly. To begin willi, we have reached a new realization of the need for work of the kind tho CCC is doing. Beyond that there is Hie fact that the corps lias saved heaven knows how 'many young' men for good eili/.cn- ship. In hundreds upon hundreds of cases it has been, qiiile literally, a lifesaver. . The expense may be high, bill there is liltle doubt, that the money is ' very well spent, J 1 OUR WAY By Williams / THAT'S GOT TH' \ 77 BIG BOYS STUMPED. > ' THER'S RULES AGIN SITT'M' DOWMj SLEEPIN' SMOKIN 1 , V1SITIM' AN' READlN', WHILE YOUR MACHINE is RUMMIN' BUT THEY EVIDENTLY OVERLOOKED FIDDLE •^LAYfM'- THEY'LL, BAN THAT, ALL RIGHT. ' VEH—BUT I DON'T SEE WHV, THO THAT DON'T KEEP A 6UY'S NIND OFF MIS WORK AMY MORE THAN COUMTIM'SRQRROWS COMIM' IN THRU A HOLE IN TH 1 WINDOW/ ER WATCHIM'A SPIDER v BUILD A WEB. "This 'wrinkle has almost disappeared since 1 have smiling." Year 1934 One of Progress in Warfare Against Disease IIV 1)K. MOHHIS PISKRKIN Editor, Journal of the American Probably the most .slgnfficiniL Aspect of niertical work in 1034, particularly in the United, stales, was the Increasing attention given uy the medical profession anil by the social scientists to tlic problem ot greater application of medical care lo more iicoplc. Tills fiiteresl culnifimtcd hi tlic appointment by President Roosevelt of ii medical advisory boarrl with n technical advisory staiT. These arc 10 give lo the President's Committee 'on Medical 'Security suggestions n.s to the., best means of providing all the people with suitable medical cure. ' :• • From the point, of view ot public interest, the most significant occurrence of the year. v,>js 'jlie birth slid .successful rcnrliig.-'nf'flve bnliy daughters of Oliva- plortiie near Corbcll, Out. 1 , finder Ihc? care of Dr. A. R. Daloe. ,' This Is the first record o('such an occurrence In -thc.-jiislory .of meiH- ciiic, Quintuplets have been bnrn ircvioiisly, but .never successfully .•cared for as long as six months. The Nobel prize award in medicine for 193'Twcnt lo three Americans—Drs. Miiiol, Murphy, mid Whipple—for their researches leading to establishment of the fact dial liver and liver extracts will save the lives of persons with pernicious anemia, n condition for- iierly considered fatal. '>'• Tlic most.important epidemics of Llic year were*'infantile 'paralysis n California, which affected some thousands of people and waned with the coming- of cold weather; dysentery, affecting cities, in New Jersey; nnd amcbic dyscnlcry, which originated in Chicago. Perhaps the most Important sin- ;lc mr/llcnl observation was the de- eiTOinntioii of Ihc existence in the inman body not only ot hormones, or glandular principles which affect growth and function of I hi! ' ', but anlihormoncs, which limit Ihe action of the hormones. There is tints a constant attempt within ihe body to balance its activities. The rise of infantile paralysis, one of the most feared diseases af- "ccting human beings, led io greater research for methods of proven- Jon and Ircnlnicnt. Already cen- .crs have lx;cn established for col- eclion of blood .serum from persons convalescing from this Such scrum ts believed lo have mer- 11 In control of the disorder. Anticipating the return ot another great epidemic ot Influenza, investigators throughout the world continue to search [or the causa- live agent and some specific method ot prevention. Scrums to control epidemic brain lever, culled sleeping sickness, and i'arrot fever, or psittacosis were announced:'but arc .still to be suitably evaluated. Investigators ako announced scrums .raid io be effective against the bite of the black widow spider, modifications of the scrums used against meningitis and ogaiuM u venereal disorder. At Hie same lime, work leading toward development of active principles from various glanris, probably icld (lie center -of interest, In Philadelphia, b, Ci. Kowulrce announced uSe'ill uinmals o[ : an ex- Iract of,the pineal Bland developed by Ur. A. M. Uansoii o[ Minnesota 'nils extract produced normal tlze in dwarfed rats. 'Hie \vo'k Denied lo show that stature and early growth de|rend on maintenance of n proper balance between tliynss and pineal glands. I Active principle of the cortex ol 1 the adrenal gland was studied In mat;;- institutions of m»a:*h I Ihis active jjrliicijjlc, called coiiin, I mis obtained In pure crystalline [form, its chief use Is in cases ol deficiency of the adrenal gland brought about sometimes by tuberculosis and resulting in the heretofore fatal condition called Atkli- .';on'& disease. Greatest attention in the yhindn- lar Held was devoted lo a substance found in the excretion from the kidneys of pregnant, women. This substance hns remarkable elTcets on the human body. For instance, it caused the descent ol the sex gland in small boys, when Cor sonic reason lhat step in the process ol growth was delayed. Several investigators 'found relationship between this substance nnd growth of certain forms of tumor. Altogether, Itoivevcr, research on tlie nature and Oaiises'or cancer did not mivniicc rapidly during 19;<!. .* * * Of special significance in the Held of nutrition was isolation in pure form of sbmo of the vitamins nnd improvement, in quality of other vitamin preparations. Prom the point ot view of nutrition it was found Unit, cprlnin iorms of diseases .in which there is great, muscle weakness might, be benefited by ' use ot a substance called glycinc, and thai -high protein reeding in general WHS beneficial in such, cases. In control of overweight, a new diet, based largely on the caling ot bananas and skimmed milk, attracted much attention. Sensitiveness of persons to various food substances continued to arouse great interest, but spacia! attention was paid to the widening use of cottonseed oil and other cottonseed products with Uie development of sensitivity to such substances. Another exceedingly toxic siib- slance was uncovered in llic form of pyratnidon, or aniidopyrlnc. Some people apparently arc sensitive to this substance and respond to its ingcstion with a sudden drop in the while blood cells. Since" these white blood cells arc. related definitely wild overcoming infection, the body resistance breaks down when tbc number of white blood cells drop and death li'cquciuly ensiles. Tannic acid, valuable In ihc treatment ol burns, was found useful also in the treatment of various forms of bed .sores and ulcers. There was believed to be generally a definite relationship between Intake of certain vitamins and the prevention of stones in the kidney. A new antiseptic called phcivyl mercuric nitrate was found ot special value in treatment of infections with fimqi, such its Ihe ringworm thai causes ntiilctc's foot. Another chemical substance, sodium formaldehyde sulphoxylatc. was found to be an ellicicnt antidote for mercuric poisoning. fn the surgical field, .special attention was paid lo operations for llic relief of high blood pressure of unknown origin, one ot these operations consisting of cutting of the nerve roots In the spine, and another of dissecting nway portions of the adrenal glands. Much attention was paid also to opcta lions on the thyroid eland so as lo take strain ami push on the he.iit. Improvements lor iluttymg changes v-tiicb 50 on in tlir body and also in surgical Icchnic were devel- ojied in prolusion. Nca- devices for illuminating internal m-g;tiis and a (heiinocouple so deliralc'lliat It, ran [neasm-e changes in lemi>erature bs- twecii Inhalation ami exhalation of i a single breath were a few of the I Interesting announcements. Again it should b? pointed ou' III3(.'IN IIUHi; TODAY A,\.\ tlUr.I.IS'lKIl Lrf.-lli. kll tnitniteiurnt in TONV HICKI.K "Ul' miiuc ilnr lb>l 1'IJTKH KBN- JI.M.I, l«|l. VAI.IJIIIA lltJ.VNKl''!'. liN flnocrr. Ihiii cverylbjiif (• «vr» iK-livt-i-B thtm, Ann Ihlnk. "lie Hill IIPVC. Touj o«(l IVI^r l,t- llevr« lie'•111) Clirri for Vulerln, Inn «b«u eliunrc l,ilni;m !!,<• <iro toKttker ouil 1'eter auk! Ann lo ujnrry fafni Mile acrc««, 'tltef en lo flarlila nnd are liuuiiy tbtrt. Then l. c «. t |, rt .. fa]]<-d lioiur. IIU family MnuFtH Ann aad Vttlftln irlem la nnike Ir'iljljli. Ijctivecn Ami nnil IVIrr. filii- Hucci-filN and Ann Koeii invny, /(•(n-liiif ao hint of fct-r ivherc- 1'ulcr is dlaconxolatr, b^llfvltif; Ann bug ulnunvrreil bin love for litft nnil cunt- lieeuuic «hc i-:m not return 11. HU^irurli^o find bcr back, takcji him 1u a purly. 'i'lirrc >>c hflir* a mnn cnnmieiitlnir <m Ann'. Bluhl. p,| cr knoi'k. Ikr mnn duwo, KOW CO ON WITH Tin; STOnV CHAPTHn XXXIII r jPl]i:ini!; waa a'crash as Dtck Kan- ilall hit tho rtonr. A plate fell, liko a small, weak echo. Someone Bci-eamed. Someono else grabbed ,1'ctcr'a ai-ni, but he shook the re- slralnliit- hand off nml strode toward llio door. Valeria called, "Peter. I'clcr!" Inil-lio dhl not turn. In the silence llml foJIon-cri Dirt poured her a drink, hclil 1t lo her lips, whisper- I»S. "You lost. Now drink your poison." , Outside, head clearing, Peter was felting iiiio his car. lie knew now what he wanted, fie had not wanted thai noisy, greedy, guzzling crowd. Ho wanted a good look at Tony. And then ho wanted to break him between his bauds. The windows' of Tony's duplex aparlmcnt wcro lighted. Tony was In. Perhaps Aim was there, too. Peter wanted lo seo Ann's faco when ho broke Tony belwceti hia hands. Ho pressed llio hell anil ihcn. nol ivaitiiiE, turned llio knob ami thins tho door wide. Tony was coming lowanl him. Just beyond was a girl W JH, (, oW cyea. Not Ann. Not Ann! I'cler slopped back, eanlly returning. Tony came outside, closing the door behind him. "I say, Kendall, what do you want?" Then, as ho saw I'cter'a devastated, haunted face, Tony wont on. "You thought Ann was here?" 1'oler mil out a hand against the wall, steadying himself, lie felt weak. "[ haven't seen her since llic night ot her birthday," Tony eaid. "t called her and toh) her I wauled to ECO her. She came here. I gathered you had gono off fiouie place, leaving her alone." Peter waited. "When sho got hero she looked lireil and sick. 1 went In the kitchen to fix sonio cocktails. When I CUIIID 'back sbo '\ She called from the car that 'sho had Just remembered soiiielhtnK—some- thing Important, slio snid." I'clcr remembered Ann's car Inside the garage, llio open door. He had been gone EI:C!I a short lime cause she realized sho didn't love mo. 1 don't know why I'm giving you this break, Kendall — I guess It's because she loves you." I'ctcr wrung Tony's hand. In a moment the world bad changed. lie drove to the apartment, instead of the club, lie flung me windows wide fn Ann's room. He would Bleep here ton/gljL hi this room tlint was eo tilled with men), orles of Ann. Tomorrow he would ucein tho search for her—tha search that had been too lone delayed. A NN bad dressed early tho morn*-* Ing she left tho apartment.' She had called a cab ninl managed to bo waiting for the fairer In ilie downstairs lobby when ho arrived. "Where to, miss!" Tho tnx) driver asked tho question twice before the white-faced girl In Die eab answered. "Drive on some place." lie Blared. After a moment ho started 'tlio car. There was some. thing Queer aboul this. Tho call lo one of Ihe finest apartment buildings at au hour when most pcoplo were deep In sleep. The pretty jjlrl with tlie pale face, waiting for him. How sho had managed to carry Ihosc two bags was another mystery, sho locked sick. Hy shifting tb 0 mirror a lillle llio cab driver could seo her face. Yes, she was sick. Tliero wasn't a doubt ot It. Maybe he should sngtjeHt a hospilal. "Do you know sotno tjniel place, a restaurant, near hern where I could got breakfast?" Ann asked. "Yes, miss. There's one not far from here." A fow minutes laler he bud deposited his 'strange faro and her two traveling bags in front ot the restaurant. At this early hour Ihe place was almost eniply. Ann stopped and bought a morning newspaper from a newsboy on lire corner. She had just remembered lhat sho had only 510 In her purse. Tbe week before—on Ilia day she hail left for Ihe week-end al llio Morriwcalliors— sho had recklessly emptied her puvso for Carol. The ?10 would have to provide food and shelter until she could find work. Ann ordered only toast and coffee. Every extra nickel mlgtn count laler. • • '» WflllljE she was eating sbo studied the "help minted" advertisements—stenographers, wait- rcssca models, hole) hostesses, show girls with experience, bookkeepers, milliners. Suddenly, a paragraph allractcil her eye. "Wanted: d'ovenies? for two children In qnict homo near city, nlnst' t,o re/inert ,im! ivillins to lead iiitiot, uneventful life. Four in llio family." "Willing to lead niilel uneventful life." No one—no one in all the •.vorhl—wauled solitude so much as Ann. She musl get away from Ihc cily. from ovurylbin/? would remind her ot I'cter. Slie' must pin. Hie' past behind hcr'nini build an.en- tirely new life lii'Vhlch lie bad no part. After n^while he would Ret bis divorce a~d be reinstated in bis srandfalher's good graces. Kvemu- illy. he would marry Valeria, flip that I'eler wanted —not a poor, silly, blind lillle fool who bad mis taken bis tenderness and consideration for love. If Ann bad liccu willing to uc- cepl affection as a substitute tor love she would be lying now in a beautiful room. Presently Susan would cuter with her brcakfasi. served nn a large, silver Iray. A JU ,>1<I1I1|> ^Jm, ^Jlt >b anil inlelllEcnt rt let nppralsal of fl that discuses change exactly as do human beings. A form of anemia called chlorosis, extremely prevalent 100 years ago, has practically disappeared. Epidemic diarrheas in children are disappearing, tine to improved methods in Infant feeding and control of infection. Perhaps because of increasing so- bricly, cirrhosis of the liver is becoming rare. Such infectious discuses as yellow fever and plague liave been stamped out of the Unit- ed Stales, and malarin and pellagra appear in only a few pices. Among the great physicians who died during 1834 was Dr. William If .Welch, a medical investigator, teacher and founder ot medical institutions, known is one of the original fonr professors, including Sir William Osier, who established the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Another important loss In medicine was Hie death of Dr. Thco- perfect breakfast, with coffee low silver pot. Iced fruit, ic esBS, crisp baton ami a b|t of > uialaclo. A slim vaso holding perfect rosebuds. "More coffee, madam?" waiter, tiorerlng near, npnko to sad-eyed young woman who |) scarcely touched lier meager bi-{i fasL He added in a low tij "There's no extra cost. II is }l n little cotniiliiuenl lo our cusl! nrs." }' "Thank j'oil, no," Ann said. |!| of tlio lukc-warm mixture wag f in her cup. She lifted It lo ' lips anil finished II. ;' "Could you tell me how far vl lo Kngleslde?" jl "Fifteen or twenty miles cmtfj "Thank yon." jj| Ah hour later Ann was lylnp n bed In au Ine.vpensire rooii,! an Ine.vpcnslvo hotel. By cons* ing lier fiuiils she could nianafl! filay here three, days, eating s' : ! Ingly at clioan restaiirntits. j! At noon she went oul (or aiio frugal meal nnd returned to hotel. In tho writing room wrote nu answer to Hie a*C'] went lliiil had nlli-acted litrfSri • * « '•PUK inorntng ot tlio third slio received an answer. I.ols Tracy had been pleased \ Sliss Ann Jones' letter and w be glad lo consider her for position. Since tliero was no line or bus service In tlie Ei slilo section. Mrn. Tracy v.\ ilrlce ill for her early that a noon. Mrs. I,ols Tracy proved lo i pretty, dark-haired young won a little on the nluinn side, will long, curly boh anil intelligent eyes. In her brief nppr Mrs. Tracy decided, "She's J prelty. It 1 had a hiiahanl wouldn't consider her a niln' Hllo'll lin good to the child She's never boon a governess fore. But she's smart 1 thir' could depend on this girl. K running away—from some mm herself. If it was a love afial' wasn't tlio tawdry kind." Aloud she said. "If yon want place It's yours. The childn Priscilla (we call her Sissy) Theodore CSonny)—are perfect tic demons. But they hayo ci'ago brains. "I've never been able lo gel a' with tticm very long at at' I'm no great shaken as a mot I'm nn artist, but children an! respecters of genius. ,9'lHl twins—and Jusl about thC|[v? letting an Inspiration Soiuij .. an oaliucal. cooky or Sissy w, lo sliow o(f tier new daliro stc Mrs. Tracy lighted a clgarct continued! r"Uy now you'vo p ably-decided I'm a icrrtblo in' cr. I nm. You think I haven't bnsluet-fi with ' ctiildreu. T|true, but liere they arc anil, spite of myself, I'm rather t; of them. That's why I'm tun Diem over to someone lite you makes no difference to me. All need to rlo is keep one jump al 61 the kids." Ann found (b;,!, Ci . CC j )( f or first brief Krectiliy and an i sional yes anil no. ilie convowa- had been entirely one-sided. Yet licro sho was will] n job. (To lie Conlimicil) bald Smith, of Hie Rockcfcll'ci slitiitc, 'who first proved that, sects spread disease. Finally. a notable feature o * year was the award of a cits by the American legion lo Drs. iiam J. and Charles II. Mayo, citation wa. 1 OUR BOAUDUNG MOUSE SOMCi SPACE INTR HOLD TOR; TONIGHT I* SCfXNUON' , 'S - ,' US ALLOVtV TOR WITH HArA i HOCKS %j^ HOW M/XNY WHAT I^JUST TOUR ON VOU, JULIUS, HOLDS TH" "RECORD/ HE TOOK ON A. CA.-RC30 OP ELEVEN "DOZEN OYSTER-S AN" THEN TOR A STEAK AN HOTi OT CASHED "POTATOES/ AN OROEP, OF OYSTERS A, IVE MERELY BEEN . <fe SMACKIMG MY UPrt / / J

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