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PAGlS FOUfc ij ''(A;m.y couiuiau NEWS SATURDAY, Mbit; 3, 193? THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE-COURIER NEWS CO,, PUBLISHERS f}. R; BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sc'.a .National Advertising Reprcsenlattves: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., Neiy York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published 'Every. Afternoon'Except Sunday Entered ns second . class matter at the post otlice at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October-9. 1917. Served by. the Unltea Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the Sity or Blythcville. 15c per week, or, 65o pcy month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3,00 per year, $1.50 lor six months, IBc for three months; by mail In postal zones two, to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zone; eevcii and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. 1 The Col ion Outlook The probability that Hie 1037 cotton acreage will show a subsliintifil increase over that of 19Hfi, indicated by statemenls of planting intentions by fanners here ami ; elsewhere, is not necessarily a cause for al:irm. Farmers should realize, however, that if there should be, for example, a 15 per cent increase in acreage over the belt, and if drouths and oilier unfavorable conditions which have contributed to holding down production in recent years should be absent this year, the inevitable result will be a crop of such sine as almost certainly to halt the upward trend in the price of colton and quite possibly to force it substantially lower. In view of greatly improved' market conditions there .would seem to be no danger of a return of\IS.3? prices. But it should be remembered tliat the buying power of a dollar is considerably less than it was in 1932. -The present; price 1 of cotton is not above parity with Ihe prices of commodities which cotton producers must buy. To increase production lo an extent that would make cotton- cheap in relation to other commodities would place the cotton fanner at an economic disadvantage. The outlawing of the AAA made it impossible for the government to protect the farmer's/ price parity. It can only suggest and to: ii" liiviited .o.xtent subsidize-a program,;dpsigned,'! help tiiiiintnm" that parity.'- ? But' fetch in- dividual'cotton grower da ii do a great . -deal to maintain .his own economic security. He may, for example, consider the cost to him/ of increased cotton production not only in terms of its possible effect upon price, "which, of! course is insignificant so -Jar as his individual operations are concerned, but ho can also measure it in terms of the market price of the corn and other feed which he might have Brown on land which he planted in cotton, and in terms of the effect upon the productive value of his land of an excessive cotton acreage. ]f these latter factors are given the consideration they deserve the danger of a disastrous overproduction of cotton will be greatly reduced. / One lesson learned from the depression is that deflation Is no cure, cutting wages and curtailing production is no way out. —Harold B. Butler, director, International Labor. Office. American Opera The Chicago City Opera Company, feeling: Dial Americans will find a new taste for grand opera if it is sung in language (.hey can uhdcrstanil and based on themes that are familiar to them, has opened a competition for an opera by an American composer based on a romance of the Civil War. The winning work will be presented by the opera next fall. Now while this competition, at, first glance, provokes somewhat droll visions of fat Kalian tenors garbed as Koberl E. Lee and U. S. Grant straining for high notes at Appomattox,' and of warbling "supers" trailing about the stage in Hie guise of Job Stuart's troopers, il must be added that the idea is'fundamentally sound, as they used to say. If grand opera is ever to become popular in America in the way it is popular, for example, in Italy, it has got to go American. What sort of work this particular competition may bring forth is known only to the gods of music, of course; but the idea is a healthy step in Ihe right direction. ipping War In the Bud When a friend begins to act coolly, it always is good policy to ask him wluil is biting him, and Iry to straighten il out, rather than to ignore "the matter and let the molehill develop into a volcano. And Hie same principle applies to nations. The most valuable work performed by his department, points out Secretary of Slate Cordell Hull, is in foreseeing trouble between nations, and clearing it up before it becomes acute. Perhaps one of the most important reasons the world hovers on the brink of war today is that its great powers apparently prefer the pound of cure to the ounce of prevention. That Uncle Sam is not exempt from blame is iu- diealed by estimates, recently placed before a bouse committee, thai lie is spending about CO times as mlich on his army and navy as he is on his Slate Department. -•• r : It is sad that great nations must chouse the clenched list lo tlic open hand. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark TRAILER ADVENTURE By Nard Jonas © l?37, NEA Service, Inc. "I wish I could be left alone long enough lo finish I' 1 ' 1 liook on how lo influence people." THIS CURIOUS WORLD B F± Iliam guson Congress has ample precedent ami authority from the Constitution to enlarge the supreme court, in 80 years of court history, the number of justices has been reduced twice and five times it has been increased. —John Hcssin CInrkc, only living ex-justice of the U. S. supreme court. * * * In other words, the camera will tell you who •.von the race after the race is over, but I sus- yicct some of these fellows are looking for a camera to tell them who won the race before It starts. -^Dr. I. C. Gardner, National Bureau of Standards. * * * Never since Mohammed has Christianity been so threatened as it is In Germany. —Prol. Karl Barlh. exiled German theologian. THE FIVE TINV PRiBILOF ISLANDS ALTHOUGH BARELY VISIBLE ON MAPS OF. THE WORLD, HAVE BROUGHT THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THEIR SEALING . 1917 BY UEA SERVICE. I'1 OUT OUR WAY By Williams ' I'D LIKE \ AM OKDEE. PER A NEW OME- THIS is \\JOKM OUT. 'WHY, VOU'VE ONLV ^ HAD THAT A COUPLE-. OF WEEKS ~ WHY "DON'T VOU LET TU' MACHINE PO SOME OF TH' WORK, ' IMSTEAPOr WEARIM' OUT FILES LIKE /WHY DOM'T HE-V LET TH'OWMER. PO 5OVIE OF. TH 1 WOERVIM; INSTEAD OF VVEAE1N' OUT NERVES, LIKE THM? BUT HE'S AVERS' VALUABLE A-iSET TOTH' COMPAMV" 5AV-HE SAVES TEN FILES IM TEM VEARS, AM'SPENDS ONLV A MONTH IM A SANITARIUM, OM -OH.... •FLYING- G-ECKO, A LIZARD OP THE.TROPICS, GLIDES FRCVA TREE. TO TREE, BY EXPANDING FRILLS OF SKIN ALONG ITS SIDES. WAS SOLD TO D1DIUS JULIANUS BV THE PP/.ETORIAN GUARD, FOR-THE SUM OF #5,000,000 IN IQ3 A.D. lli:Cl,\ MERI-) TODAY nnrri'AiN ""J niiT- .TV II.IYA'KS Iivgln il irJii il[! (be SvrMl rujiHl lo deiuutiKtnlfe tlic new Alr*iK'|.|l. trailer. Tin.')' ptt'k up <:nii!iY M:AI,, imndsumi- ro'jnj; liltfli-liikcT, Xriil tell* fLem lie Ii (o inccl <i frlenJ, JACK Sl'JMJ- 1IO.V, nl ihu I.UIIK Jlo.H'h nuto t'lniiji. Jlut nt l.ont? lleru-li, .Nettl dinuLil.icnr.-i frum HJU trailer ittiil .SLieildnn drive* uwtiy uKU Helly, falling fu ri-liirn. l.'rnnllr, MiirUm cnllx police. Then tth[> KCti n "*!•<•* Lonrx Interj hfKiicd "Hell) 1 " mid nilvlHlng (Iitit llctly Mill meet lirr In fijm I.'nin- CjNi-ll lit II dcjilKtlHlL'd JlOtl-l, [i'eV- frlsiay, Mnrtlm tittirlM out, trying 1i> triiti) Ilelly cu route. ICclurn* Jug to Jicr trnlliT the MM-OIII! dny. Miu !» *iliirlU-d to meet Xenl. lie tells lier Hint "lljls tiling muy lie VlKKer" Hum lilic linuKltil'M, .Shu riKrei>M to flL'L'iniipany Neal liiu'k to S:in I^ninvJsi-o to llnd Ilelly. Jlarllin In trouliU'J lie- t'.' nlit> does not kito\i' ivlielher 10 Irukl .\,:il. 1VI »hc liken liliu iiioru tluiii Kile i.'nri.'M to zitluilf. '^lii-y ^\lrc Suit rriiticlKco mill llnj (lint uirlllier Jlvlly nur SiiedJoii nrt^ ri.Kt*iteri>d lit lliu detjl^initcd Jn>fcl. Nt'iil [ier»ii:iili!M Marluu lo Mii-nd Hie dny In Del .Moiile. Tljey ilrivc nlon^ Hie C'I>:IKI, lUeic Mlnp ti> ii\vliu at ;i iiiirt of Hie lie;ieli. .'Ucirtliii illvert ilri'Li iii'u the hrrnkerN mid In tfuit nuinietit xlie knoivH Hint she In .-. infill, (iie- Ini; ili'iilli iiKiiIimt till! Jllfe-KCd ruek.H of tlie vave, SOW GO O.V WITH Tilt! STOill CHAPTER X CHE seemed to be plunging in sweeping arc — then suddenly 6he felt something clutching her arm. Her head brokr, the surface Eank again, with that firm Ivanc still gripping her. Fantasticall she wondered if this could be the last mad delusion of the drowning. And then, miraculously, lelt the sand beneath her. feet. "Steady . . . hold steady . . It was Neal's voice. It wa Neal \vho gripped her- fiercely with one hand, his other fendin them off from the wall of rock "With all her remaining slrengli Martha dug her bare feel into the sand as a wave receded. She tried her best to .make that last struggle which would bring her to usl where to hit—and 1 could see hat red bathing suit, loo!" Martha smiled. "Mind if I just ie hpre a minute and close my eyes? I feel kind ot shaky." - - •» [-TOW long her eyes were closed she did not know, Perhaps be dozed In the warm sun. But vhen she raised her lashes she vas startled to see Neal's face quite close, as though he had been studying her. Then slowly, yel somehow swiftly, too,' he kissed her" Marlha did nol move. The color rose slowly from her throat. Deliberately she raised herself to her feet, left Neal silling there on the sand. "I'm going to dress, Il's time we started back to town." "Right," said Neal oddly. "I'll meet you at the car." He was standing by the road smoking a cigaret, when Martha came up Ihe path swinging hei damp swim suit. Wordlessly', lie held open trie car door for her then climbed behind the wheel. "1 shouldn't have done that," he said at last. "Shouldn't have done what?" "You know what f mean. I had no right to kiss you." "Kiss me?" repeated Martha She laughed lightly. "Eithe you've been afTecled by our re cent experience—or I have, don't remember a kiss." Neal flushed angrily. The ca swerved lo the side of the roac stopped suddenly, "ft you choos nol-to remember that kiss, per haps you will remember thi one!" He grasped Martha by th shoulders—and ^as quickly re leased her. For a long momen he met her eyes squarely. Then: "J—1 don't know what the devil AS Martha danced in the Bali "• room of Ihe Del Monte lhat ight it seemed lo her that it had cen ages since she'd heard a hylhmic swing for dancing. So nueh had happened in the lasl wo days, so much that was Tightening and inexplicable, that lie owned the feeling of'having ived years since she and Betty iad started so blithely from San Diego. And now—she knew it almost leyond a doubt—she was falling' n love with Gerry Neal. Failing n love with a man she hardly cnew, a man she should bo rc- larding with suspicion rather than enderness. Bui there it was. Since first she had been able to reason, Martha had never dodged t the truth about herself. And the trulli was certainly this: eilher she was in love with Neal, or she was pie- cariously close to il. * * * YF^ELL, it could happen. It was " happening now in hundreds of places'all over the world. Al this moment hundreds of women were realizing it could happen, just as she was now. It gave her a queer, fatalistic feeling to think thai '*' was one of them. } Coming, back from the bea'/l thai afternoon she began to realize it. Gerry Neal's kiss was still on her lips, and she had sal there, remembering it. She had hurried to the trailer to change for dinner, happy to be getting inlo her blue a safe depth. went hlack. Then everything When she opened her eyes she saw Gerry Neal's anxious face between her and the bright blue bowl of sky. Under her boflj the sand fell deliciously wai'm and EOfl. "You're all right now," Neal was saying. "You fainted just as we were getting in." She started lo raise her head, hut ho remonstrated. "Not yet. Take it easy. I— I'm. frightfully sorry, Martha." ."It wasn't your faull. An inland girl should know belter than to go plunging into a surf like is wrong with inc. Will you forgive me; please?" Martha's glance did not flinch.. Her reply was direct, almost impersonal. "Of "course," she said. "I suppose," he went on dismally when the car was under way again, "that now you won't vant to go to the Del Monte dance with me tonight?" Martha shrugged. "Why not? I think it would be fun." Neal turned, admiration shining from his eyes. "You know, you're about the grandest girl I've ever known!" "Ordinarily it would have been nil right. ' But close to th'ose rocks there's a dangerous undercurrent I've sat here by the-hour and watched what il does to pieces ol driftwood. That's how I knev; And you've known a great many?" "I gel around." "Ever save a girl's life hefore?" Martha laughed. "N-no. Not that 1 recall. And I can't really counl this-liiric, because '1 was a fool not to warn you. Suppose you'dI jumped in gown and slippers,. wanting her '. hair fo be right. And now she and this man wera dancing together, without words, content to let the music speak for that they, were gay ballroom and could dance with no one else. "But I mustn't let him see it," Martha warned herself. "I've got to find Betty—I've go I to knp\7 ivhal Gerry Neal is." There was another warning which slipped unwanted into her brain. A warning not to let herself in for anything, nol lo be hurt. A warning so many wo'iirten have refused, and so few have heeded, when tne time came. Suddenly Neal looked, down at her. "You're very quiet, Marlha . . . I can call you Martha?" "You've already done it once before," she told him. "On the beach this- afternoon, after you yanked -me. 1 ashore." Neal laughed. "I guess I was j loo excited to notice. • Anyhow,*"* that proves it comes natural—and not foy effect.".He looked at her oddly." "But you remember before 1 got down id the beach?"! "Yes" Marlha said. "I : Marlha shuddered. ."I'd rather! hered. nit imagine that!" | (To Be Continued) The Editor's Letter Box hc.Pribllof Islands are the breeding grounds of 80 per cent or nil fur aLs. Based on n figure of S12.30 n square mile, the amount the United talcs paid to Russia for Alaska nml the Pribilofs, the latter lias rc- irned to Uncle Sam about 515,000 for each dollar spent in its purchase. NEXT: How were game rtesc-.iic areas of New York and 'f\v Jersey saved from .starvation 1 ,' l-'rom Kalatna/oD Dear Mr. Editor and all readers: | I tine would like to tee all of ou mid to shake hands with my Id friends. After 10 days of snow incl ice up here, the sun has come aut. 1 left Blytheville. Thursday, March 18. by bus, coining up here by the way of St. Louis and Chicago. I stopped at Bcntpn Harbor, Mich.,'then proceeded, oil to Kalamazoo. My two daughters and their husbands and grandson took me rambling, first, to. Fenville, the largest apple shipping ' point in the world, then to South Haven, on the cast shore of Lake Michigan. From there on the lake shore to Benton Harbor. There was north wind which was driving waves ten feet'high and Hie sun .•shining against the waves made When Inlanlile Paralysis Involves Chest Muscles, 'Iron them look like silver. We then went out to visit the City of David, which is just south of the harbor. I would call it "the city of whiskers!" Goodbye, U. G. "Pop" Daniel. Railroad Runs Special For Insistent Passenger FENELON PALLS, 1 .Out. (UP) — Because the railroad advertised rates of 1 cent per mile from Toronto to Haliburton, and then decided lack of passengers would, cause the special train to go only as far as Penclon Falls, 40 miles short of Haliburton, a Toronto woman bad the experience of riding in a "private train" from here to the latter town. When the train stopped at Fenelon Falls and the conductor advised his Toronto passenger that the train would go no further she produced a ticket, stampec "from Toronto to Haliburton" anc advised him she expected to hav< he journey completed. Argumen ailed, so. the train got up stcan ind went' on the additional 4' niles carrying Its lone passcngci scaled in triumph in the las coach. Announcements The Courier News na;, oeen au thorlzed to announce the follow Ing candidates for Blytheville mu nicipal offices, to be elected o April 6: For Mayor MARION \VILLIAMS Wi' W; HOLLIPETER G. H/GREAR For Alderman," First Ward J. L. :; GUARD (full term) E. F. FRY (short term)'. JESSE'WHITE (short term) For .Alderman, Second Ward FLOYD A. WHITE JOHN "C. McHANEY. JR. For Alderman, Third \Vard DAMON'McLEOD ' ESTER LUNSFORD W. L. HORNER Helps UV IN'o. 118) " D.I!. MOIU'lS nSHHKIX IUt>r. .Tnurnal of thu American .Medical Assat'Mlitm, :vml of liygcin, the Health i\l;isii7:ine Certain ' victims of infantile paralysis may suffer paralysis of he chest uui.scles. so that brcath- .ng is difficult. For these pa- lenUs artificial breathing devices lave been invented which nre now called — jouniali.stlc.illy — "Iron inngs." Tn many inst.iuce.s. the use of such apparatus is helpful in maintaining life until recovery begins. preventing pavalyMs u is important first of all !o keep children away from (host* who have the disease, particularly tiiirins :i season when the ditrii-o is cpi drmic. and away fio-u (ro-.vds at all times. If Infantile p.ualysts is prevalent throughout tin- conn try, travel by children should b discouraged. Last year im<-sU?aV>i- for the United Slates Public liraltli Service believed they luui discovered n nasal spray which. v,!u'n Injected inlo ;i patient's mvc. piv vented transmission of the infantile paralysis virus to healthy people. some peoplo itoincd to be affected unfavorably i>y tills nasal spray, the pri'M-n:. iechnlc involves a different solulion. Now it Is recommended Ural -..lie-never Infantile* appeal 1 .- in a community, victims' olfacloiy ncr- OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoopl<f ves-or those ncrvrs in the up- ;er part, of the nose which convey the sense of smell—should bs treated with fi 1 per cent zinc sulphate .solution. This may b? applied by any physician who has learned the lechnic and who has the available apparatus. It is not fate to depend on iho of ordinary nasal sprny, shire this method Is Mill experimental, and it is not definitely known that it will aid in controlling In' spread of an epidemic under ordinary conditions. Tlir pan-nts of a child with the! disc:*?. r,ml (lie child himself, should not be discouraged because! cf icsiiltant paralysis. There are. innuniCTnble iu.sttincc.s ot incu and women becoming famous even though crippled by :>wh attach. Aincns; 'he niftsl inspiriti** is the dlory ot Sir Walter 5-co't. When he was IB months old. li» apparently suffered with cutting teeth and a fovor. Four days afterward he was found (o Imve lost the power of his ri<ilr. leg by what we now- know was an attack of Infantile parnlysis. ;iml \\as lam; for the rest of his life. lie was sent to llie country where by degrees he IK-SHU to stand, walk, and run. and gradually he built, up a remarkable state of gcnml health so tlmt, ns everyone knows, he was able lo live a practically normal existence. His writings will livr for- uvcr as U'Mimony to hi:, accomplishment. ^X DM "L UMPERSTAMD ^ THAT YOU ARE PROPRIETOR f AMD SOLE- OWMER OP A COLOSSAL THTZ.eB-T2.lM<3 CIRCUS —~ HAR-K—RUMF-P l ^BEEM KMOVVW. IU MY I?AY AS^MOOPLE- TME- GKEAT ", 7HEf WORLD'S STAR ANIMAL. AH -A OME OLD TROUPER TO MY SHOW I-S TF-l' OK ITS KIMC7 IWCLUPEe TUMBLEP-S, TROUPES DAMcepe AMP PERFORMERS OF FP.EAK ACROBATICS.''CYCLOPS, "FOR IMSTAMCe, CAM JUMP 3OO TlMEe TH r LEMOTM OF HIM6.EL.F- . 1 TURK) CROWDS AWx^Y AT EVERY PERPOPA^AMCE-^-TM' CIRCUS TF>UST ,wieHiKi<s TO ELIMINATE MY "PAMGERpUS COMPETITION , HAS MADE ^AE PLATTER1MQ OF ACTS DO YOU HAVE 2 "I'LL 6PRGAO IT -THICK, AMD C, UULpAD I TOM C M AT A ,JJ AKE HA-5 A BUS IM HIS BOMNE1

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