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PAGE FOtJfc HLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R, BAI3COCK, Editor . H. W, HAINES, Advertising Manager Sc'.z National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New , York, Chicago, Detroit, Bt. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post oDlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. Served by the Unltta Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City ot Blytheville. ISc per week, or 65e pcs- month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75« for three months; by mall In postal zones two to sis, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In 20im seven and eight, $10.00 per year, • payable'In advance. A Reformatory That Reforms Is News Sometimes you can gel a pretty fair line on tlie sort of-people we arc by examining the tilings which we consider to be news. Lfaving aside momentous things sy^f as wars, strikes, acts of Congress, ifeypresidential soliloquies, news is the unusual. The thing that makes news is the thing which is in contrast to our regular routine. So when you find a metropolitan newspaper such as the S;ui Francisco News printing an interesting three- part series on California's state reformatory at Preston, you are safe in assuming that the reformatory is news because it does things difTcrently than ordinary reformatories do them. s The Preston institution—and, 1 ' by' the way, they don't like to have it called a reformatory; it's the Preston School 'of Industry—looks like a pleasant little university. It is out in the country, with neat dormitories; farmlands, athletic'lie-Ids, and campus spread out over a thousand rolling acres. The boys are called "cadets," not "inmates," and the routine is much like that of any military academy. Bars and armed guards are reserved only for a few—the incorrigible*;, the won't-works, the sullen and vicious. The other lads attend classes, perform military drill, learn trades, get their educational shortcomings itat' right, and arc made, to feel that'society is ready to give them all the breaks in. the world if they will just 'give society half a chance. , Tn other words, the institution is honestly designed to take young offenders, build them up physically, morally, and mentally, and send them back to become useful members of the • social'^ order. It's all very encouraging—until you stop to figure out why this institution is noivs. ' It is news, obviously, because it is in;such sharp contrast to the ordinary reformatory. The average reformatory is nothing 'but a penitentiary in disguise. It generally is swamped with twice as many offenders as it was designed to handle. It is all too often crippled by politics. The idea of stern, undeviut- ing punishment tends to take precedence of the idea of re form. The re- sult is that in far, far too many cases, if a young man isn't ruined for life before his incarceration, ho is niinql when he comes out. The very word, "reformatory," has become a bitter mockery. So when we find a reformatory which is actually operated .so as to reform the boys who are sent to it—it's nejws. It's unusual, striking, interesting. We want to know all about it. Could yon ask for a more vivid illustration of the stupid way in which we fumble around with the very roots of our great crime problem? War Came So many grave events have menaced peace in recent years that the world, by now, must have become pretty callous to war scares. When suctt a momentous event as Hitler's remilitarization of the Hhineland, for instance, fails to bring a world conflict, the event that finally docs will have to be one of calamitous proportions, it would seem. In this connection an odd news story that appeared the other day seems analogous. An Ohio parachute jumper who had 1 made 2,220 leaps, and fallen a total of 2,000,000 feet, was seriously injured in a tumble from a. truck trailer. Thus, after facing one great crisis after another, the world finally may be plunged into blood by an apparently, innocuous incident. The assassina- tidn of one man, remember, touched off the World War. When and if war • finally docs come, the cause, superficially at least/may not be a huge crisis. It may be something as picayunisli, for example, as the rufl'ling of a dictator's dignity. Silver Lining o This is a big country we live in— so big that shocks which might be expected to set it teetering on its base go almost unnoticed. February brought us a titanic strike in the auto industry. Offhand, you would certainly take it for granted lhat this strike would he reflected in the month's employment statistics—for it kept upward of 100,000 men idle. But the Monthly Business Review of the Fourth Federal Reserve District remarks: "The latest report of the Department. of Labor indicated that in February there was a gain of 215,000 employes over January in the entire country. This probably was considerably greater- than the' total number of persons affected by strikes at any one time." It!s a'big country, pardncr—a thundering big country. So big that the number of men at work can rise by 215,000 in a month when a great strike gives us fears for the entire recovery movement! TUESDAY, Ai'KIL fi, U;37 The negro's economic problem is, fundamentally, it labor problem. The clay ot his hope to be n business mnn is passing. —Dr. K, c. Weaver, United States Department of v Interior. SIDE GLANCES By George Clarkf TRAILER ADVENTURE ByNard Jone © 1937, NEA Service, Inc. "Now, I suppose you know Komclhinj; ;i|,<>ul Hemhrandt litre the movies have made him famous." OUT OUR WAY By Williams Wl-W, vou've BEOKEM THE LEGS OFF THE DRESSEC! THIS CuRioUs WORLD <N OHIO, WPA WORKERS ARE FIGHTING A FIRE THAT HAS BEEN BURNING FOR. - TWO ...ACCALVEIN, IN HOCKING VALUX IGNITED IN \BBA-. TRAVELING FROM EAST TO WEST, ACT AS BRAKES ON THE EARTH'S WEST TO £AS7~ R&/OLUT/ONS/ TTIS ESTIMATED THAT THEY PROVIDE A BRAKJNG POWER. EQUIVALENT TO 2O e>U-L.fON HORSE-POWER.. s the tons and tons of water nislring west, under the influence f the moon, strike the cou'.ineuU rusli'nj tw,n::l tl : » caM. they Ifir icsistance to the cnrtliV iiu.-:ii>:i. Their power comes not from ic moon, but from the ear; 1 :, if the earth dirt not revolve, the ••.•ur.'s pull would merely raise a mouivl of still \vatc-r. M..VT: What Is lite most valurj'c ami most uwtl nut in (he world'.' Periodic Chills Fcalurc Malarin, Usually Spread by Mosijuiloes ni:iii: TODAY .» IIIIITT.U.Y iniJ IITvT- TV IIAVM1S In-Kin 11 lrl|i «i» Ihr ivi-MteuiiKt to <lf moiiMCrnlc Ilio itotv Alrjittt-pil triillrr. They iilrk uii tlUllllY M;AI,, hninlnonu- founts liltch-ljikcr, Nrnl trlU tlicin lie i" la meat » friend, JACK Kl'EIJ- DO.N, tit tin- l.uti^ Hi-fli-h nulti i-.iinp. Hut til l.untr llfai'Ji, Kent imniiitrnrx from tilt! trnllcr mid Siioddou tlrlvf* nuiiy ivllli Hetty, fulling: lo return. Vriinllc, Miirllni oiill* iiollcv. I ticii slic KvtK a ivfre, hour* Inter, KlKtlfd "licit}" :,ud iiilvMni: Hint llflly will i,n-cl licr In Snn Fr:m- elseo nt n ilc-iil^nalril hotel. !<>v- vrlalilv. .lliirllia utails mil anil m- Kfr" limn j,lie. InniKlm**." Mnrl/iii riffi-i-o.s (n luToililinnr J[ '""•<< In S»»i 1-Vnm- I,, ami llcllj-, Mut-tlici In Irmiljlrd licenumr ulic Ilkl'K ;S>;il, yrt K Tie tlin-j, mil liiiinr ivIicdiiT »lu- «l,onlil IriiKl Win. MM; ulrm Trim-it unit Ami* t'j:iC ueilher llvtty dor S;kpi1don :ir,. ri-glMvrcd nl Hie dr«I C nn(cil hold. Tin. neM (]„,• >,>„] unvc.s .11:1, II,,i train llr.mnlnc .in,I Kite- If num. slic love* Mm. 'flier leave for Mm VriiTtf[Kc.:i. One.- In TrlM-o, llnrtlin tliia.s nn TriH-e ,,r »(,ity r>nc i-t'eelvrs nn- atlUT lelli-r, nrt.viiiiiiil>ly from Ilel- ~y, evidntnln^ everytliliKr Is [III Hunt. IHxIiirliril. .Mnrllni wmt.1 >o I'.lll liolh-i- npntn lull Xenl liro- tests tlint :i fii^x infirltt eiinse Jli'Mj-n ileaili: XO\V GO 0.\ WITH THE STOHY CHAPTER XII J^JAHTHA stared at Ncal, the color draining from her lips. "Do you . . . mean that?" , "I do. There's a good possibility that these messages from Betty' arc perfectly genuine. In them she's given you definite instructions—and the best advice is to follow them." lie touched her arm. "Why don't you go to your room and rest up for n few minutes'.' Then we'll have some lunch." She shook her head. "I don't feel like eating." "I'll call you later, then. Meanwhile, try lo forget this. There's nol n thing to be done right now." | Long after Ihe hoy had left her luggage and disappeared inlo Ihe hallway, Martha stood motionless by the window, slaring down at the busy tr.nffic o( Market street. Conflicting thoughts cluttered her tired brain, and she felt somehow empty and gone. Yesterday at Del Monte she had managed to forget her troubles a little, and in the gaiety of the Bali room she had convinced herself lhat everything would turn out right, and that here she would find Betty. At hist, from sheer nervous exhaustion, rhe dropped onto the bed. The drone o: llw rily lulled her into ;-. fitful slcrp—a sleep filled with nameless fears, wilh dream: in which she saw t'no face ot Spcddon and heard Botly's voice crying out to her. C 4 t <^HE was awakened by the soil buzz ol the room's telephone- was startled to see that the falling dusk had already darkened the windows. Still trembling from Ihe effect ot her nightmare, she took up Ihe receiver. It svas Nea!. "How about dinner?" he asked. Martha hesitated. Why should she go on wilh this man, not knowing how or why or whither he was misleading her? Yet he claimed lo he a friend—and she £0 needed friendly advice and ^'p. There surged through her, £?the thought of dining alone, of slaying in this room, a terrible loneliness. "All right , , . I'll be down in a moment." "There's a nice cocktail lounge on the second floor," Neal said. "It's called the Comstock. See you there in 10 minutes?" "Yes- ..." . ' In spite of herself, Martha was grateful for the soft cheery lights of the cocktail lounge, and the bright, deep chairs. She was grnte- ful for the presence of Gerry Neal. He had changed into a comfortable, smart-looking suit of i ttle moment helpless, Martha did easy tweed. Cerlainly, Martha told herself, he looked anything but dangerous. One would take him for a young investment banker, perhaps, but never for a man living deviously by his wits and through harm to others. When the waiter had set the tliin-stemnicd glasses on the table, she saltf suddenly,'"Why'don't you tell me what you knoy/ aboul Betty and Speddon?" Neal's smile faded. His eyes grew serious as he answered, "I'd like to, .Martha. I really mean lhat. But—well, it just wouldn't be—shall 1 say, 'good business 1 ?" "And that business is what?" try to enter inlo the spirit of the Deauville. But she was not as successful as she had been thai exciting day in Del Monte. * o 0 HPHEY left early, and Ncal took a taxi to carry them up the Coit Tovyer road where they could view the awesome accomplishment of the great bridge. "We should come here Connor- row," he told her, "and have a look at the Golden Gate bridge. She's, just about finished ..." he pointed inlo Ihe blackness of the Gate. "I'd like lo," Martha said. "But tomorrow I'm going to try to sell "I can't tell you that now,! somc Airs Pccrt Trailers for Mr. either." lie raised "his glass. "Let's i sloss - ^ 1 don't do something drink to an early solution of the rli S° mad -" mess we're in." He took her hand. "I know. And you're riglit in wanting to go Martha refused to accept "You do admit move of what's you've told me, frowning, he set down his cocktail. "I've told you I'm acquainted with Speddon. I've admitlcd lhat you and Belty in something his evasion. lhat you know happened than then?" "Well . . ." may be involved can have serious consequences. I've explained, my disappearance from the trailer." He smiled disarmingly. "The bitter truth is thai I've only one piece of informalion that you yourself don't know. I wish it were more — much more." ' ."But th,at one piece. of informa- lion might be the key to'the whole, thing?" Martha pressed. "It might. Right now I can't say." ahead and follow Sloss' insiruc- lions. I have an idea It will solve things quicker than anything wo can do." ' She didn't ask him why. She was too weary with asking Neal questions which went unanswered. He could, she told herself irritably, make enigmatic statements from now until doomsday. But when they returned to the hotel and Neal accompanied her lo Ihe door of her room, she held, oul her hand. "You've been awfully nice. I— I'm sorry lo have been such a dud." Neal held her gaze searchingly. In a sudden movement he had -taken-her in >h'is-aans^ahd she heard, him whisper, 'iiirlha . . . Majrtha, 1 Ibvc'you!" (To Be Continued) vclve:! anrl various organs may be icrmnnently 'damaged. The form of malaria tfcat has en described is knoun as t3r- lian malaria because the secon:i chill occurs on tha third day from the first one. There are othjr forms of malaria in which attacks occur every 48 !:ours. These arc callc:! quartan malaria. And there s cases in which victims have thy pnrasiies iu their blood but do not -fovelop chills nnd fever, hav- <in instead only secondary symptoms such as weakness, deficiency ol the blood, enlargement of tr.e spleen, and general undcrnourU'n- meiu. Battle Prints Obtained For Virginia Park RICHMOND, Va. (UP)—TI:3 Richmond Battlefield'park has obtains:! a collection of 186 prints ot Virginia war scenes taken by Math- cw B. Brady, pioneer war pholo^- laiJhcr. who was with the Union Army cf the Potomac during mo. of the Civil War. ! Under tte supervision of the Na- licnal Park Service. Ihe prints were copied from Ihe originals in the Library of Congress at Washing- ten. Many of tha photographs have never been published and were'lak- en at Cold Harbor, Seven Pines, Pert Darling and olher points during the fighting around Richmond. The colleclion will be displayed publicly in Rrrimiond Baltlefield Park after being catalogued and indexed. Br.irty received his special as- sifmnent and carried a portable dark room with him on the baltle- filccJs alter convincing President Lincoln and Allan E'inkerton. chief of the Secret Service, that a pictorial record ol the war should.lie compiled. Most of his work wasj done with the old-type wet- plates which had to be developed immediately nftcr exposure. In the ruins ol the famous Temple of the Sun God, built by the Roman emueror Antoninus Piiis, at Ballbek, Egypt, are the largest stones ever used for building. Read Courier News Want Ads The manufacture of ielt hats in the United States requires more i than 50.000.GSO rabbit, skins every! year. ' OUR BOARDING HOUSE (NO. ISO) By 1)K. MOIIKIS FISHHKIS •Itlilnr. Journal of (he American Medical Assorialion, :tntl nf II.VRpia, the Ilrnltli Magazin; Malaria is a disease lhat is uro.-;- H chiefly hi tropical cour.tries. inrt yet It occurs to oltcn in the United Stales that a doctor nuy cnriM.nter a case In any state. In America, the principal uu- ib! belt includes the Atlavr.ic CO:IM- from Massachmetls to Hi? !'.)U!h. the Gulf coast inducing va.s. and Ihe lower drainage b:A- in at the Mississippi, Missouri, .iiiri Ohin rivers. The .'-ccor.d most imporunt air;' includes Ihe central valleys ol California. \vh?rc rice culture Is II:; 1 chief Industry. Cases of malaria .still occur cVcn in cities --..tli Chicago. Minneapolis, and C.. land. Decently a number ol cn-r; malaria were revealed in -AJ: narcotic addicts had boon into;:;.;! by i.sing a needle tiscd pin in- by olher addicts. wHlnm:. ^;\ It Ihe necessary sterlll/aiton. Malaria usually is ,spre;s.l by ;u,i,- quHocs. Cases therefore may cur whenever auyune \vith Ihr i ease goes to a region w'.:c:> anopheles mosqitilo abounds. T; ; C mosquito takes in some of tlv.- titn's blood and thus Iranttcrs disease to some one who (iivs :.o have it. Mnlttrut is cautro Ijy a u.i;,i known as the platinodiinu, \\i«,h introduced inlo Ihe liudy by a nOEqulto bite, and men multiplies n the bleed. Each of thcs- parasites gets into a red blood cell nnd ?ro\Vs for 48 hours. Then the red blood ceil bursts a;iti the parasite divides into a number of others which, in turn, enter other rci >locd cells. After the parasites nwlure ami break out lot the red bloo:i c:l!s. chills usually occur every 18 hours. It is an .interesting fact that, only female mosqtiitcos carry the organisms, proving (he old aphorism ? ti'e female of the species i.s more deadly tb.'in the male. During the chilis the patient fee!:; cold bi:t ordinarily has a l:<-,vr, usually a high f.-ver with r:ca<;i;!i». Then there is urofme swcalin;:, nii:l the patient twins to feel honor., The next day \\* may seem tn l>o I almost well b;u very weak, but on the third day ho has chills a;.\:n.! u:d Hie cycli- Is repeated. I o • c I With such definite symptunu i. j would seem possible to inako a di- \ asnosls ol malaria without mmiij 'rouble, but there are many oih.v diseases whicli also cause cliill.s ,>ii;i. (ever, so that <iiagncsls can h: j made with certainty only by a mi- [ croscoplc examination of the bljDj.i Tiicre nre, moreover. se\-er.ii different typ« of malaria, dcivcnci- i Ing on th6 nature of tlio infeetim I und the extent lo which Ihe bxly i has been damaged by the eilsc.v.'. 1 In H:c worst lypes. every oig.ui ;i;i,i! of Hie bJcty may be in- so OAKE'S GREATEST enow osJ EARTH HAS SHKUMK TO A OF PERFORW1MG PLEA6>^-~HMF—3UST AWOWER HOOPLE AIRSHIP "THAT TURM6> OUT TO BE A TOY BALLOON, EH •?— STEP -THIS WAV, LA-DEES AMD aEWTLEMEN/•—^ THE HOOPL.E PUEA CIRCUS—HA-HA VVELU---A. HOOPLE OUGHT TO (3ET ALOWS/DNI EVEM WITH FLEAS IF THE FLEAS CAM -STAWD IT, 3 CAW f 'ft; HAVE .MADAM, HOW VOU CAST SCOFF1MQ AePEKSIOMS AT THE MANAE OF HOOPLE/ UMF —AS PROMOTER'S OT THE WOP-,UP'S C3REAT- EST E^TRAVAQAMZAS, THE MA ME OF HOOPLE HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THAT OF -p.T. AMD 3OHM EEP YOUP> 6UAKU, UP, )V\A3OW--"5ME / S COMIM<3 BACK AT "Why don't you tell me what it is? You don't seem to realize what it would mean to me to know. Betty and I have been like sisters since we were ten." Neal looked at her squarely. "I understand, Martha. And before very long I think we'll be hitting this thing head-on. Until then, I'm going to keep quiet. Cheer up, now. I've reserved a little table at the Deauville." Martha sagged visibly. For a moment she had been hopeful that Neal was going to confide in her. "Why—why must you be so maddeningly stubborn?" "You'll know that, too, v/'ncn thii time comes, Martha. I've said it before, nnd 1 repeal—just trust |i your Uncle Gerry for n while longer. It's your best chance now, if you'll pardon the immodesty." She knew that he hoped the cocktail and the glamorous surroundings of the Deauville Club would take her mind off Betty's disappearance. But tonighl it was no use. Realizing lhat she was for Announcements The Courier News iiai nccn au- inorized to announce the following candidates lor Blytheville municipal olfiees, to be elected on April 6: For Mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOLLIPETEn G. H. GHEAR For Alderman, First Ward J. L. GUARD (full term) E. F. FRY (short termi JESSE WHITE <short Imn) For Alderman, Second "Ward FLOYD A. WHITE JOHN C. McHANEY, JR. For Alderman, Thirtl Ward DAMON McLEOD ESTER LUNSFORD W. L. HOHNER With Major Hoople

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