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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 1, 1937
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*', v rHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS * C. R, BABCOCK, Editor _ H. W, HAINES, Advertising Manager Sda National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. 2* , * Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday & •"•-. r Entered as second class 'matter at the post pHIco:'at' Blythcvllte, . Arkansas,, umJer act of Congress, October 9. 1017; Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In tlie Oily or Blytheville, 150 per week, or 65c pc^ month. . By mall, within B radius of 50 mite, $3,00 per year, $1,60 tor six months, VSo for three months; by mail In iwstal zones,two to six, Inclusive, ,$830, per year; In zones seven and eight, $10,00 per year, pavablo ui advance. • . 5 5 National Indifference Is Ji nog's Worst -Fee There' seems to be a tendency to poke fun at Signer Mussolini and al the Italian people generally, because Italian troops in Spain did not meet the test of battle very well in the recent engagements around. Gnndnlnjnrn. The story is that the Italian soldiers evinced a great luck of enthusiasm for tlte fight, and headed for the rear in large numbers as soon as the going got tough. But just why this should be .considered n reproach to Italy is a little hard to understand. Indeed, to an, observer at this distance, it looks as if the Italians were the only foreigners in Spain who have been| behaving with any iKirticular sense. And if the good sense displayed by these Italian troopers could only spread all across Europe, the danger of a new world war would be very much less than it is. For these soldiers troln Italy found themselves transported out of their homeland and plopped' down in the middle of a war which was no con- 'corn of theirs at all. They didn't know any of the people who were doing the fighting, and it is only fair to assume that they didn't care a great deal what the lighting was all about. But they did know thai they hadn't started the light and that it didn't ipntter much to them who won. . \ They were not Ihu first soldiers, in the long history of \v«r, to find themselves in that position. But they did something about it that • soldiers arc not, by tradition, supposed to do. Instead of following the old line about "theirs not to reason why," they very sensibly decided that, under the circumstances, there was little prolil in getting killed like heroes at the barricades. The net result of all this is, that they and their brethren back home arc a lot more likely to go on jiving for a while than would be the case if they had turned themselves into grim,, battalion-of-death heroes. And a little meditation on this point might bring you to a discovery of the fact that the ordinary man's greatest protection against the pitfalls laid in his path by scheiming men is this heaven-sent quality of indifference. Yon can see that working out at home. The average American is su- DLYTMVILL13 '( COUniEK N13WS •-'•—-- OUT OUR WAY preincly ami blessedly indifferent to what goes on in Europe. He ia the despair of the internationalists, the idealists, and the sleek gentlemen who have axes to grind; they just can't get him to cure very much about the parlous stale of affairs overseas. And because they can't, they can't get him involved in those things. His indifference is his protection. As long as it is taken for granted Hint Americans aren't interested in European politics, European rivalries, and European alliances, American boys will not be Called on to die on any European battleliclds. The man who "just can't be bothered" often turns out lo be the man who actually is not bothered. Ironic Note . A news item from Geneva, Switzerland, reveals that an emergency light .system, with a muster switch that can douse all lights in one second, is to be installed jn the League of Nations Palace. The move is part of general Swiss preparations against sudden air attacks. Although the league enjoys extra tcrritoriality, it was thought wise to take steps to guard its home from harm during invasions by air. It is undoubtedly a wise precaution and, by the same token, a saddening one. For here is a beautiful palace, erected and dedicated to the cause of international peace by men who hoped to weld strong bonds of friendship between nations, now being guarded from the ravages of warfare they deem iiii- minent. Of all the ironies that have appeared in news frdm abroad, this seems one of the most tragic. mam i Talk peace, bin. prepare for defense. Disarmament Is a fine Wen, bill it must start In the •human heart, —col. Andrew J. Com.), los Angeles. ' • -• ' '\' . •_• ! • v *'*'*, Prospects for peace look darker abroad than they do licio and devaluation of our dollar has made this country a veritable bargain counter. —Leonard P. Ayrcs, economist, * * • » They traced It back to the Revolutionary War, nnd If that ain't yood enough, what is? It .sure Is handy, anyway, ntn't It? —Gov. Clyde Tingley, California, who refuses to stop saying "ain't." * • * i I want lo take this opportunity of wishing you a Merry Christmas. ..I do not expect to sec most of you again until next Palm Sunday. —Father R. H. Thomas, Toronto, Out., during his Palm Sunday sermon. * * « I'm happy now. Why should 1 go to Hollywood? Do I look crazy? —Pearl While, former movie slar, when asked If she were going back ' to picture making. * » • Women of those distant decades had something emotionally precious. ..even some of the women without special cultural advantages wrote charming, impressive letters. —Tallulah Bunkhcad, advising modern women to study the ways of their grandparents. By Williams •£.. t EORM THIRTy VSARS TOO SOON] SIDE GLANCES By George Clark — >\- "If only 1 hadn't spent all (bat money on my daughter's education. She would be doing line as a coo|<, "now, instead of always inoldiitf for a j ( ,|, j n an office." THIS CURIOUS WORLD /%2 MIRACULOUS SENSE Or DIRECTION DISPLAYED BY BIRDS iN MIGRATION STILL. IS A PLJZZLE T10 SCIENCE/ MANY AUTHORITIES BELIEVE. THAT BIRDS ARE ABLE TO DETECT THE EARTH'S MAGNZT- AT ^tVSCer, WHICH AFFORDS THEM A CONSTANT DIRECTIONAL GUIDE. NUMEROUS TROPICAL PLANTS THAT GROW IN THE UPPER. BRANCHES OF TREES THROW OUT CABLE-LIKE ROOTS, WHICH GROW TO THE.. GROUND AND TAKE HOLD. ipj; BYIIEA S:RVICE, INC. ONE SQUARE MILE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, 7& FEET DEEP, WAS PUMPED THROUGH A BROMINE: PLANT AND FOUND TO CONTAIN MINERALS AND CHEMICALS VALUED AT # 'X?, OOO, OOC'/ It remains beyond human understanding Mow birds can find tliclr directions in long-distance migration. None of the known senses seems to explain the phenomenon. Severer tests have b<en made which do give some basis to .the belief that birds can detect th» -uth''; magnetic lines of force. NKXT: What hugs have wings, but migrate nn foot? Infantile Paralysis Victim Should Avoid Unnecessary Movement i No. ITf.l , BY DR. MOKKIS FISIIRKI.V I Kdilnr. Journal of Uic American Sltiliral Association, and of Hyscia. the Health Magazine • When the fact that a person: 'ms infantile paralysis is once established. It next- bccomc.i neccj- i to examine the various mus- c.irctully to determine which ; involved. Methods of treatment depend largely on Ihc lo-! suits of such examination, since ways are known in which the muscles may be strengthened an:l recovery hastened, i The infantile paralysis victim mual have abtolute rest in bed.: Such rest aids recovery- and «!>.' • vlatcs unnecessary Irritation (o i the affected tissues. ! Nursing inusl be exceedingly' centlc, and must minimize as ; much as ixKstble any movement of Ihc patient. Any" functioning' or working of inflamed ti.vsiio is : dangerous. i A specialist will usually rix~T~" l patient's limbs and tissues in such a position as lo prevent movement nnd. at the smic time, lo have them in the best possible condl- liou afler the ncnte intlnmmation lias passed. From six to eight weeks of ^.icii treatment may be necessary, to permit the damaged ncn-p cells lo make as much recovery us tie.. said that even the"". -..-.. i!aj IIKT- wnt n>a«V(o d'r'i"'"!!." ' H '' "!' ""' A i ?« iici-il I riil'l r".'" "nu"y "" illl'k'"iiV. 'il-lllHV XUAI,. |I:IMII->(',,H' juuiil,' hllrli-lilki-r. Vi c||« II,,.,,, J,e 110 \ '* " ' r '" lj ' JA <'K .SI'IIII- t-iirai'. llm'nl ili'lS; ilJuJj), x"!,° 'i *riiM,,'i,r>< frnm tte Irullrr jmd >',,'"" <"''VM ,ma> ivllli lieu,-, fjiiiinir in return, l-'flilillr. .llnrlliit ciillx llj,. ,,oll|.f. till"n »lii'- Ki'l« a .vfri-, liuun liner. »e/!>- I m IJ "'"I '"' V| »'»B "<"< lifU} ivm meet fier al n «n,u Il'.'n' l '",,"""'-'' Jle'li'mliiB ii/l'ic? Iriilli-r lf,r Mrcninl ,!,,y. *hu iw *i"ru „ „,.,. x,,,,,. ';,„ ,,„; 1 »ipul«i* IH lit rciifli f<»r hi-r uuu «i!,'i, ?Y"i V,","" "''"• "•"» '"••• "Mil* ttlKjIl. (lltlltf I,,,,,. | l( . I/>lr<-r" I him sl,i- l,mml,,,.«. | io , v /n^",.,,,, •.Ill- IrilHt Mill, Kill! \V,)I!,I,TK. I'liuillj Kin. nitrro 10 nci'Diii- |i:'«J .\i-nl in Sun l-'niiu-lt^o II,e iicvl morning, she n-rurii. In the Del Montr tit nut. She In tron- liJcd. JJiicx M h[. like K CI ,J lipcjuuie Hltf iit'cil* In-Ill, or . . . .Shf Ki"'H tft Hli'i'ii ivlth tJie iiueftllon itunn- KOW GO OX WITH TUB STOUV CHAPTER VIII j\JEXT morning Martha rolled the big streamlined trailer and tlie little coupe into the wide driveway of Del Monte. When she reached the veranda the resplendent door man touched his cap, smiled pleasantly, and said, "Good morning!" Hcartcncid, Martha replied in kind and proceeded into the lobby of Ihe hotel, "f wonder," she was thinking, "if Gerry Neal will really—" But before she could even, form the ioubt in her mind she saw him huiTying toward her. "Good morning, Miss Britlain! How about breakfast?" "I'm really starved," Martha confessed. : "Then right this way!" They walked through a long, beautifully furnished lounge. Through one glass wall Martha looked out on a perfect picture. Neal echoed her thought. "Isn't it n glorious day?" he asked. The head waiter bowed as they reached the dining room. "Good morning, Mr. Neal." Was < there a special deference in his bow, Mar- thn wondered, or was this just ordinary Del Monte courtesy? "I've your favorite table," the waiter went on, and led the way AS they sealed themselves, Mar-_ thn smiled. "San Diego hitchhiker has favorite table at Del Monte!" Neal laughed. ' "But isn't it really a very, nice table? Look'out there." Martha obeyed. Below them was a sunken garden, filled with the beauty of California dowers, and beyond slrelched a grove sjch as might have invited Dionysius. "It's beautiful» Maltha said. "It—it makes one want to slay forever. I'd heard a great deal about the Monterey country, but I never believed it could be like this. And how I slept last nighl!" 'You're looking much more like yourself, too," Neal said. "How would you know how I should look normally?" "Don't Uiink I didn't notice you in that San Diego hallway—and on the road when you were happily starling out with your trailer." Martha turned to'the window Happily . . ." S he repealed.' She faced him again with a wry smile "It didn't last very long." "But let's not "think about that today." "We'll have to." She glanced at her mist. "We ought to start as soon as we can." "Let me order," Neal said, "and then I want to talk lo you aboul Inat. ^ He motioned to one of Del Monte's perfect waitresses, a little lady well along in years but niar- yelously efficient and motherly. We want a good, solid, old-fashioned breakfast," Neal (old her. "Yes, Mr. Neal. Grapefruit, sav? Then brown wattles and bacon and honey." ,, He , Slanccd queslioningly at Martha. That sounds wonderful," she agreed. But when Ih'e waitress had gone.she added, '"You mentioned you'wanted lo-talk'to me about starling for San Francisco. If you mean to suggest'any delay, I won't hear of it." ; "Now . . >.: Near protested. You promised last night you'd trust me absolutely." "Promised?" •"Perhaps not in-words. Biit ; i believe you implied that you might take my advice." He leaned closer. "Look here, Martha Brittain—you've been worried sick' 1 for too many hours. And yen mu sl believe me when I tell you there's" nothing losl if we spend the day down here." said. Then: "Whal-whal nukes you so sure of it?" | Again lhat maddening, emcl malic smile of Gerry Ncal'j' "I've said thai thore'rc certain things I can t toll you now. Bi« reason il out for yourself. Didn't your friend's wire advise you to follow your itinerary as before?" "Y-ycs." "Suppose you had taken lhat advice, and folloVed Ihe program as Sloss gave il to yon. Where would you be now?" "Why, I'd have reached Salinas last nighl and be spending the day there, showing the trailer." Neal spread his hands. "You see?" MARTHA'S eyes widened. * "Spend the day? Why—" "Let me finish* please. It'll do you good. We can go for a s\yim, perhaps a ride. AVe can take' the Seventeen Mile Drive arid have lunch on Cypress Point. You owe yourself a let-up. Keep on at::ihe rate you've been going and you'll be heading straight fot a 'nervous breakdown." ; "I'm not thinking of myself right now," Martha told him'? "I'm thinking oI^Bclty.".::„-•; ' ''•'. "Suppose 1 told you she hasnU yet reached Hie Palace, ahcTthat Iherefore we might as well slay here a day and go on north in the morning." . ....... "I wouldn't believe yoUj" ;;he S"T just tl The waitress inlerrupted, and when she had set down Ihe huge yellow grapefruit halves in then bowls ol fine ice Neal pursued his logic. "Let us assume that Betty may he in some- danger—I say may be. If we do assume that, then it becomes more important, lo follow her advic;. She may have.good reason for giving it." "Providing she really wrote the telegram," Martha answered. "Audit you know this awful Speddon perhaps you can tell me what her danger might be-:" . "As a- matter of fact,"; Gerry Near smiled, "I don't'(liink she's in danger..'I'm mefdly:accepting your, -viewpoint for! jhc sake of argument. And'the purpose of my-" argument' is: to. got you to spend the day wilh-mc in Del Monte. 'What say?!' Martha.-searched Meal's; eyes eyes, .that apparently •'. held no secrets, 'carried nothing - but friendliness. And when he smiled she kept wanting to answer that smile. "I—I don't know. Let me finish breakfast and I'll decide." "Goodi":Neal plunged his spoon into the grapefriiit'. "l;know.that after breakfast 'you'll-agree' with me.. And just to : r.eas"su're-you, I'll do'even more." ; From-'his'pocket he took a pencil and a small notebook, scrawled hurriedly, and handed the result to Martha. It was in the form of a wire to the room clerk of the Palace Hotel in San .-Francisco. She'read, "Please advise by immediate Collect wire If either-J. R. Speddon or Miss Betty Haynes-registered there." . Silently Martha handed the note back while/Neal'signaled the' head waiter: "I|d like to have this sent at-.once,.please." - . . They .had barely, finished their breakfast when : the i answer was delivered,, th'c -iablciJ^.'Neal handed Hi e unopened ehvelope-to Martha. Somehow she knew its contents even before she opened Ihc wire.. H said, "No J. R. Sped- don or Betty Haynes registered." (To Be Continued) 31ue Law Lid Falls .Heavily Upon Winnipeg _ WINNIPEG, Man. (UP)—Sunday blue laws" have been tightened here. An official ban has been placed tr.e playing of bingo and oicra- :ion of plnball machines, and the word has gone oi.t that "the law will be enforced to the limit." It was announced, follov.ihg a meeting of the board of police commissioners, that bingo game jperators will he prosecuted If :I'ey do not cense and desist im- .ncriiately. pinbal! machines I:av2 n the objective of intensive police drives in recent weeks. The commissioners also decide:! :o enforce fully the Lord's Day act, under which only restaurants and drug stores may open for business on Sundays. Sale of tobacco and cigarettes from stores open is forbidden. Protesting the commission's edict, 211 retail store proprietors imme- diately formed the "associated independent retail . merchants of greater Winnipeg association," pledged to remain open Sunday'in defiance of the law. •, ; ' ".'. Harvard "Fingerprints" Fish Scales In Study CAMBRIDGE, Mass. <UP>— Fish are being "fingerprinted" at Harvard College under the direction of the Federal Bureau of Fisheries. "Fish scales, like human finger tips, bear circular markings, which may be clearly seen under a microscope," Robert A. Nesbit. government biologist, says. Examination of lliese markings yields much valuable Information about the lives of fish he says, "It is on the basis of such knowledge that we must decide upon suitable I policies of conservation." I During the past four years Nes| bit, with Die aid of WPA' workers, has examined, measured and re < corded 60,000 scales from fish known'-In New -England as sque- teague, .in New York and New Jersey as "weak-fish" and in Virginia as "gray.sea trout." [ Read Courier Ne,ws Wiuit- Ads . Announcements The Courier News nai oeen authorized to announce the following candidates for Blytheville municipal offices, lo be elected on April 6: For iVIaj-or MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOLLIPETEB o. H..GHEAR'.;.;.-•.-. For Alderman, First Ward J. L. GUARD -(lull -term) E. F. FRY (short term) JESSE WHITE (short; term) For Alderman, Second -Ward .. FLOYD. A.:'WHITE- JOHN C. McHANEY, JR. For Alderman, third Ward DAMON McLEOD ESTER LUNSFORD W I,. HORNER OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hobple n-pislit of bedclothes may provide dangerous pressure on weakened tirauci. Simply propping the patient ui) in bed may cause a dis- li'vbuncc In lh; back. Pincm- of a pillcw under Hie patient's knees may start a deformity. It is especially important, therefore mat stags of the disease to avoid tiic use of home methods of treatment. Children frequently are nibbed with all soils of liniments or lotions. Ciittlsts or quacks of air; typo or another attempt man- ipulalions or vibrations of the tissues, which invariably harm Ihe patient. Only after nil thn fndrrn-"; I and pain have Ml the affected' tissues should manipulations bo undertaken, and even then thev in Hit be mari2 most caiitiosly The paralyzed child will be encoiira"- ccl gradually to move his joints and muscles, but '.hoiild never be permitted to <!o il to ihc point of fatigue. Far too often parent* who do not understand the condition will' urge the paralyzed child to move! or permit him to be massaged bv I incompetent- healers, with tiic re- , full that complete recovery may! thereby be ultimalely prevented. ' In Australia, there arc at least SO species of animals that arc : aviators — flying smiirrels. nyln»' opOESiims. flying mice, and eu-ii > (lying boars. HE $A1D .you ME TO USE YOUR HEAD A-S A HOT- MOIJSE "FOR SOME OP HIS FUTURE PERFORMERS/ f TRY THIS OME YOUR IF X HADM'T BRUISED MY TOE OW SOME OF YOUK APRIL FOOL OOKES,, I MIGHT FMSK A KICK AT THAT OLD DERBY BUT I'M AFP~AID I'D BOOT JAKE OUT FROM INJ ' UWDFR 17 IM TOVVK1, A\MD TH' SOLE OWWEFi OF A THREE -RIM<3 CIRCUS WITM TROUPES OF PAMCIMG <3IRLS AMD ACROBATS, WMO ARE IM ' H15 H.MR FROM MOPM41VJG UMTIL 3AKE IM TOWSJ"? AMD HE PIDM'T COME HERE "TO ROOST? MV HE MUST HAVE LKJO APRIL FOOL. ABOUT

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