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PAGE FOUR BLY'ffiEVlLLE (AUK.): COTJIUEH NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1937 OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major SIDE GLANCES PAT fAOOWEV, TH' MEW BOAP-PEF,, TELLS ME HE WAS CHAMPIONS MEAVYWEI6KT OV- TH' MAW—HE. SAIP TH' WAY YOU PRACTICED YOUR 011W CALISTHEK1ICS HIM AT PlKJUER, HE THOUaHT HE- WAS EMOOYIMa A PREADED VISIT "FROM HIS MOT HE P.- IM-LAW YEAH? WELL, ME SHOWED "POOT WORK, AT CLAM6.OF TH 1 WAV HE PUT WHEM HE 6LAPPEP 1 THAT EXTRA . PIECE OF j • PIE T30WM fX HE OPEKJE.P BATTLE WITH A MEAT LEFT 3AB AT IK' "PORK- CHOPS — TOLLOWED B.V A PAST PASS TO HIS WSSER- EVERY LEAP' ME MAPE TXJP.1MG TH' MEAL LAMDED BELOW TH' BIA'THEVILLE.COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, PODilSHEES ^O. H. BABCOCK, Editor - ' H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sola National Advertising Representatives; 'Arkansas Dailies, Inc., Now York, Chicago, Detroit Bt. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post • office nt Blytheville, Arkansas, unt'cr act of Congress, October 0. 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES - By carrier to the Oily ot Blythevllle. 15o per week, or 65c PCS' month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year $150 for six mouths, 75o for thrco months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $«io per 5' car ! '" zones scve ' 1 KnA clg ' ' per year, payable, In advance. i , No 'Time To Quit V The annual membership drive of the Blytheville Chamber of Ctfm- riierce, usually held in November or December, was postponed to permit completion of the Ricc-Stix factory fund campaign. The flood in Janu- ,ary and February made further de-lay seem advisable and now three months of the new year arc gone and the organization finds itself with a membership only about half what is -necessary to support a minimum budget. ' All of which is just a way of saying that the Chamber of Commerce is perilously near to folding up. Unless new life is instilled, jn it shortly it will expire. Well, we- haivc survive;! drouths, ' floods and depressions and no doubt we Could get along" for awhile with- ,>ut a Chamber' of commerce. Most of vis, for a time, would scarcely notice the loss. In the long run, "however, JilyUie- ville would suffer considerably. -Coin' jminity interests, are not advanced without an organization through which community effort can lie applied. It is through the Chamber of Commerce, for example that Blytheville's two major recent accomplishments of a community nature were achieved. If Blytheville had had no chamber of 'commerce or equivalent organization it would have no Walker park am( fairgrounds today, nor would-it 'have un- 'dqr construction a, factory building which will house a new major in- •dustry. Things of tlvat sort don't just happen. They are the result of a great deal of organized effort. We might go on and cuumcrulc at length benefits which Blytheville would not be enjoying today were it not for • Abe effort applied by its citizens working through the Chamber of Commerce. Taken 'together they account for a considerable part of what prosperity we enjoy. Right now the outlook seems ^o be bright for further progress. Business of all kinds is expanding and it is not unreasonable to believe that' this community might share in the benefits. But it won't if we quit trying. If the Chamber of Commerce is permitted to die now it will not be long before there will be a general realization of the necessity for reviving it. No town of this size ever went for long without sonic such organization. But why risk the loss of possible opportunities in the intervening period? Why sacrifice the contacts and experience accumulated by the present organization? Why not, to'come to the point, take the necessary action now? This town wasn't built by men who balked at investing ?25 or ?50 or §100 per year in the general welfare and progress of the community. Let's keep going ahead! Old Stuff People generally arc on tlic anxious seat those days. A war has long been • lu'wing overseas, and, any cri' these days, the lid is likely to topple oil'. In America, dissension over sit-down strikes and court reform has the country in a turmoil. And oven Mother Nature has hccn acting up, what with scattered earlhi|uakes, addled .seasons, advancing glaciers, and so on. All in all, it seems another of those periods when the average human being is doing some pretty serious view- ins-with-alurm. In that connection, he may want to glance over the following warning: "The earth is degenerating in these 'days. There are signs that the world •is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents. Every man wants to write a book and it is evident that'the end of the'.world is speedily approaching." ' '' ; . • Before you start giving away your worldly goods and ordering sackcloth and ashes, though, it might be wise to mention that this calamity-howling appeared on an Assyrian tablet, written in 2800 B. C., almost 50 centuries ago. . So maybe we'll survive, after all. 5DWWI "Hi; hasn't shown me it Uiing 1 waul. I'm about lo lose patience with him." ^ lul'aiililo .Paralysis Summer .Disease; Cause 'Not. 'Known that as a result of Ihc inleriiilx- lure of the blind fish with the goldfish, a new vaii-col- ored iisli had developed in the wa-fro the dishpan signal,- while the tcry caverns that do not lose their fisjiil. These now swim directly toward the'food that is dumped into the spring poo! without waiting The happiest, marriages are the second miir- riiiecs, and only real love, comes In the second nmiTlngc.' Earlier love Is of the piipp'y variety. —Mrs. N. Srookc Stull, president, National Widow mid Widowers'? club. ;; '• ' • * * » • .' ' All the wealth comes out, of the land. It's ' Hie only security In the world, and I sec a new era nliend In this gradual return (o the soil. —Henry Ford. * * • » We are used to thinking of fashion us.-lav- less, capricious, and unpredictable. As a mat- liir of lact, major fashion changes take place with more regularity (hnn business changes. —Mrs. Aeries Young, Cleveland, o., style cxpc'rl. .-•'**» Silhouette, color, and trimmings are adopl- , cd for a definite reason. Sometimes it is n war, an economic disorder, a great scientific discovery, or a royal romance. —I,ily Dachc, millinery designer, who believes llial styles follow the news. * * • * Women already own 70 pev cent- ot the nation's private wealth and, It present tendencies, continue, they eventually will own all of it. —Ralph .Wilson, prominent statistician. OUT OUR WAY By Williams (- /WELL, VMH/KT'S 5O BAP ABOUT VOUT2. SISTER. .HWIWG . 5V 6IR.L OOWAW - OOWAH - IBM MORE :<=? OP TH' LIFE OF A "M (No. 17J) MY I)K. niOllltlS FISII11KIN I'lilHcr, .tniirtinl nf the Alllfrican Medical Association, and of HygcLi, tlic Health Slaga'.iiic In infantile paralysis Infectious material eels into the human body by way of the nose and then localises In the front part of the lipinal cord. Fcv this reason the condition is scientifically called acute anterior poliomyelitis. } The disease doubtless has . attacked huriiini beings 'far -'many centuries but It wns first definitely ^Icscrlbrd as an.epidemic disorder In 1887. Before that time it wa; frequently confused Avith nicnin- i;itis and with other [orms fif in fection of tlie nervous system. Of all the diseases dreaded by human teinss, mothers fear infantile paralysis most. It Is'a 'crip- i.llng condition difficult to?'trial and its ravages ' arc visible 'foi yenrs in" many comlnunitiEs. Most cases ot Infantile paraly sis involve, young children, Boys and girls nre nllcctcd in about i:qunl numbers. Cccasionally, however, infantile paralysis attacks tlcier - persons. Thus PrEsldcnt Hoosevelt sud the nctcd physic- r an, Dr. John Ruhrnh, both were affected in middle life. * » 4 The exact cause of this disease is not known although there is :lcnty of evidence ns to tlie na- uro of the infection. Thus, the jiscttsr mey be transmitted from >ne monkey to another; from a- niman being to a monkey, and niite obviously from one person o r.nolhcr. Evidently the infectious material is spread directly in secre- lons of tlie nose nud throat but ipriarcmly may also be spread fcy human carriers. This .would ~ecm to l:c the case because,' ir many instances, it is impossiblf '.o tr.xcc a direct connection bc- iween Hie infection of a chil( incl some person who has previously luiii (he disease. Cases of infantile paralysis usually begin lo appear in June, increase during July and Auju.st. and diminish in October. The disease disappears with the first cold spell/ Therefore, in the northern part of the United States, most cases occur in August and September; in the south, later In the year. Casts of the disease are not. however, unduly numerous in the tropical regions, but seem to bo confined largely to the temperate zone. The Cherokces are the only In dlans to Have literature recorded ir. breed still avail the signal an Indian alphabet. before swimming loward food of- Cherokee inventor, worked out Ihi BY NARD JONES ©1937, ME A Service, Inc. Transmutation Creates Sight in Blind Fish HONOLULU <UP>— The famous blind fish that live in the bub-j terrnnean caves dcci> under Hono- j lulu are gradually giving way to^ a new bleed that rctnin their eye- j ti?ht as the result of Intermixture I with Japanese goldfish. The discovery of such a possibility was accidental. I For many years it had been a I custom lo lure the blind fi,-h from' the deeper recesses of (lie caverns to the surface of a spring- fed pond by (he decoy of Japanese goldfish. Onco the blind fish were nt the surface ot the pond, food was dumped, and the fish were attracted to it by beating on a dishpan. Unable to see, the fish were apparently attracted to tlir load by the noise. Recently it has been ;\s,cerlaincd 11HG1.N* I1EIIE TODAY In -S:ni Dtetro «» vncn- llnn. MAUTIIA UIUTTAI.V nnil JtK'lTV 1IAYM1S nlilMin 1111 IIS- \illh llic.Alr.iiiecil Trnll- tT Cnmiuiiiy lo Irnvcl lin the 1C IH'W lie lllXC Irtillcr. Their siiN|iii:ioiis lire nriiiui.il snliic\vlm( wlu-n A11KOI.U __ ...e trailer ctimimiiy, f nils tor either liuntl:ur rcter- cnectf. ' ; f j ' - ' i Tlioy rcliii-ii fo thrir riimrhnpnt to iiiu-k. At Iheir iloor they Mir- lirlsi; a IiiintlMiiuc yininir mini try- tnir u> ctilcr. Aiiulojretlcully, ho tcllx them lie Hter>|ieu oir ill vrtmK Hour mill tlin? he Is GBtl- JIV MiA'l,. Tlicy slart north nnil iilcl; mi Nral, liKi'li-liiktnu. lit li-lls them lie Is In meet a friend, .1ACIC S1T.DI10.V. :it I.nnL'Hi':u-!i. " ' 3.<injr llt-neli niin> r.iui|> SLUMhliiit iilMicnr.s Nonl Iins . lii'iircil from tlie Irnilvr. Driving (ill with Hetty In clicc. tllmi|t|iunrtiiirr, Siirdilmi fulls to Tcliirn. Vnintle, .llnrt - - >ler. Ollleer SI.OAX iirnve.s ot III- ivtre, xlKiieil "Urtlj-," ]li:lly crm'l i-Aplniii lint ivill meet Mnrllm in n Snu Pr.incls'fn Jiotcl. JVvi-TlnTily JInrllia slnrls lo '1-TiH- ro mill ill tinnln llnrtxirn, ullPrly futlF^nril, shK i«:irks her Irnllcr iicnr the Irenrh null drolls to xa\\; GO as WITH THE STORY CHAPTER VI \WHEN Martha awakened, raised herself sleepily lo the window, the bright yellow sun ot Santa Barbara was high overhead. To her embarrassment, cars were 'parked all along the block which had been so deserted only a few .hours before. The snow-white sand of the beach was dotted with the bright bathing suits and multi-colored sun-umbrellas. Offshore a dozen sinai sailing craft played about, and a: Martha gazed Irom the -window a smart speedboat dashed by, toss ing spray high above its sedan top. But as Martha watched she \ra possessed of only one thought— how Betty would have cnjoyc<" the movement and. color of sue! a scene. Hurriedly she dashc her face with cold water, made rlapdash attempt to fix her ha prcscntably. Across the street \va ;>. little cafe and she decided would be quicker to. breakfa there. Returning to the trailer after a }>ric[ breakfast which she hardly taslcd, Martha confronted a plcas- ;mt-looking molorcyclc officer in uniform, lie smiled and touched liis cap. "Sorry, miss. We don't ;\llow trailers to park on this street, but you can find a place—" ''I'm leaving right away, officer," Martha interrupted ,-jnd climbed into Ihe coupe. Ko quickly did she suit the action to the word that the officer stared after trailer and car moulhed. The pleasant officer scratched his head,/uttering a puzzled and audible cor.inicnt. And despite the trailer in low. lUru'iha did hurry. At all tiling she iield close lo Ihc inaxunmv UUIIllOl LIILly J^_I1C en utterly delgljfed e town, holding ^ts "Thai's the road right there. San Francisco is siraJg/if ahead. If Jiou won! lo go down to ihc Carmd coast, ijou (urn fcfl here," the aUendanl explained to Martha. A ND then, late that afternoon, "• she reached Salinas. Wearily ihe drove into a gasoline yard and isked the same question once wore. "Dark blue roadster?" the al- icndant said. "Y-ycs, there was one in here." Martha straightened in her scat. 'Do you remember, was there a woman in il?" 'Yes. A woman and a man. A Ihin fellow—and a fiirl with light air." Excitedly Martha reached into he pocket" ot her jacket, brought speed on the lone straightawyys she look a cham-e ngainst Ihc law. One; though' kept dinning in her brain: sin must reach the 1'alace Hotel ii Snn Francisco and contacl Bell Hayncs. At every litlic town she paiisec nl gasoline stations on the rani highway, asking for infonvuiUo 1 iis lo ,i dark blue roail.-k-r. l>u none had any help to give. ii I Ihe slip of paper on which he'd written Spcddon's license umber. "Was that the license?" The allendant looked at it. : Gosh," he said slowly. "I'm not uro. I remember looking at the •/1,-itc when I was filling the laiik, nid it seems lo me it was somc- .hiiig like that. But I can't be sure;' M.irltia fixed his glance. "Please San Francisco is straight ahead. I£ you want to go down to the Carmel coast you turn left hero." He reached into his pocket for L road map. "It's not far. Doesn't take you oft the main highway morc'n 20 miles." Martha nodded. "Thanks a lot." She paid for her gasoline and oil, drove swiftly out o£ the station lot and down the road lo Carmel and Monterey, "fhat must surely have been Betty and Spcddon," she told herself. Ruefully she remembered that Airspeed's itinerary had called for stops in King City and Salinas, had kept to the main highway. Whatever happened now, she had certainly losl the confidence of her employer! * * « TRIPPING down toward the coas ry to remember. Dirt you notice at all strange about the I mean did she—was she acting perfectly natural?" . . I thought she looked i-ori of down in the mouth. Like maybe they'd had a fight or tomc- ng. People come in here like thai, a lot." ."It might have been fright, mSshln'l it?" "Scared? Well—well, I BUOSS she coiiJri've been." • "And they went on toward San Francisco?" The attendant looked at her. "No Ihcy didn't. They turned down lowat'd'Carmcl and Monterey." "How do you know that 1 .'" '•That's the road right there. -^ she found herself in a sof gray fog that made slower driving a. necessity. Impatiently Martha peered against the thick wall tha diffused the glow of her head lights and turned the growm dusk confusingly: As she drov slowly on she became consciou of a strange change in the coun try around her. Queer, sprawlin cypress trees clutched down froi Ihc banks on each side of the road But at last she reached mor level ground, passed an occasiona lighted farm house. By now sh fell against her checks the kee tangy air of the coast, and in he nose the smell of the sea. Su< dcnly she reached a brillianl lighled place in the road, saw tl wide gales of Del Monte and th huge hold beyond the Irccs. Bu reasoning that Spcddon would n pause at such a populated resoi Martha pressed on toward Hoi tcroy. At a more normal time,. ,phe would have bci with the little .•or of old Spain, still beautiful ith new buildings whose archi- ciure matched the old. - But she had but one purpose—lo id Belts'. In a parking lot'at c edge of town she detached (he ailer and slarled in the Htlle! oupe to make a round of thci otels. But the search was fnnt-j iss. Not even Carmel, a fewf ( linutes' drive away, yielded a* •ace of a dark blue roadster car-J^ ying a thin man and a blona-- oung girl. • f Returning from Carmel in the ising fog, Martha chided herself or Irusling the observation of. th; tlcndant at Salinas. "I've Wastec: me," she told herself bilterlj ' \ liould.have gone straight on tc^ San Francisco, as the wire said' 1 Bui she was too weary now to at ,J- empl the night drive through -trui og lo Salinas. The fatigue of lht| previous day was still with heY| md this second day's driving liacg >ccii telling. A little sleep, ancf hen she could reach San Fran£ Cisco in Ihree or lour houis r i She brought''the coup" back td the trailer and climbed slifily oulU ihe had not tasted food siiice car-, iier in-the day 'aI Santa Barbara]' yet Ihc only thought in hci was lo gain just enough icst tc|' make the remaining inilcs inti| San Francisco. Forloinly starled loward iho Airspeed t$ cr, and was startled to see a rjiai| standing near ils door. Martha could not bclievcjier eyes) Her sudden fright gave way. t<J anger as she realized that the mai r was Gerry Neal! ' >„ (To Be Continued)

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