The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 8, 1937
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.PAGE FOtJfc BLYTHEVILLE ;'(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. BABCOCK, Editor IL W. HA1NES, Advertising Manager Sols National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Bailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Octroit, fit. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office at Blytheville, Arkansas, unto not of Congress, October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of BlytlievUle, 15o per week, or 65c ftr month. . ' By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $3.00 per year, 51.50 for six months, 75o for three months; by mall In postal zones two lo eix, inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zone; seven nnd eight, {10,00 per year, payable In advance. Important, Service The Blytheville Chamber of Commerce is properly due at least a major portion of, the credit for nil important service to this community about which most of the residents of this city know little. A' little over two months ago, when the Mississippi river was rising toward 11- record crest and authorities at. Washington were discussing the possible f necessity of evacuating lowlands •all along the river, a group of men, residents of this city and nearby communities, organized' to hold the levees, if humanly possible, and, that failing, to see Blytheville through a flood with a minimum of hardship and loss. • Committees were named and ar- rangoments were inade for mainUiin- ing communications, providing additional police protection, housing those who might be forced to evacuate their homes, safeguarding health conditions, and assuring that water and electric •• service would not be interrupted and that food and fuel supplies would be adequate. Those arrangements, fortunately, proved 'unnecessary, but-- no ,one 'even now will ijuestion the wisdom of making them. The same organization, however,, did render much immediately useful service. It arranged for the repair and maintenance of roads leading lo the levee, it restored telephone communication between Blylheville and - points along the river, ih' organized MvorKers'.to meet any emergency • tmit; 'might'develop-on the Icvcc and arranged for the transportation of men and materials wherever needed on short notice. Army engineers- who conducted the levee fight in this sector will testify to the quality of cooperation they received from this community. As has been .said, this was not strictly a Chamber of Commerce undertaking, x Many farmers and other nonmembers pai ticipated. But at its head was the present president of the Chamber of Commerce, the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce devote* his full time to its work, and the Chamber of Commerce office was used as its headquarters. It proved the value of maintaining a permanent organization ready to aot for the community whenever the need appears. I'd rather have Uncle Fred than the money. -Vera Jean Howard, 15, of Troy, N Y win .inherited a $00,000 cstate from , 1[r grcnt : imclc i: OUT OUR WAY Uncovering Taxes II would be a fine thing if slate and federal legislators would devote a few minutes of earnest thought to the re"port. recently ' published by the Twentieth Century Fund's committee on taxation. This report urges that sales taxes and similar "hidden" taxes be. repealed as far as possible and replaced by personal income tuxes. In no other way, it declares, can the average taxpayer be made to realize the constant rise in slate and federal expenditures. Aside from the fact that incojno taxes are far more equitable .than sales taxes, it is quite true that they are ad-; ditionaily useful as attention-callers': The income tax, to be blunt, hurts more than the sales lax. Collect inoncy directly instead of indirectly, and you force the taxpayer ' to take an interest in Ihe way tax moneys are being spent. Once that interest is really aroused, it should bo possible to do something about having such spending:; diminished. War On Cancer More than 90 senators signed the bill of Senator Homer T. Bone, of Washington, which would authorize the federal government to spend $1,000,000 (i year on cancer research. It is lo be hoped thai this unprecedented number of signatures means that the bill will promptly become a law. Although''cancer has been growing in importance until now it outranks tuberculosis, as, a cause of death, the money spent annually for research in the United Sinl'es, Senator Bone as- sorts, is "less than the cost of building a few big guns." With a million a year at its disposal, the Public Health Service could do much to correlate ami advance medical science's long fight to get this disease under control. Since we • scorn able lo spend half a billion on our navy without batting an eye, we certainly ought to be able to spare one five-huiuiralths of that sum for the war on cancer. Rather than ^lacing the usual bliune for crashes on "pilot errors," the best way to prevent accidents Li to investigate accidents properly. —David Bchncke, head of Air Line Pilots' Assoplstion. * *' * Being a Republican, I haven't the necessary $8 for the reservation. —Speaker O. D. Heck, of New York Assembly, declining an invitation to a Democratic dinner in honor of Thomas Jefferson. i . * * * A niuslnch, properly used, Is an clfeclivc thing. You can mold a man's lace with it, bring out his good features, disguise those not so good. —Fred Fredericks, Hollywood hair .stylisl. * * * It's a mistake lo get into a boy's date book loo easily. Turning down a kiss may make you miss a few dates, but It will help you catch n husband. — Rev. Howard M. Wells, Cleveland. TiiUKSbAV,- APRIL 8, 193? SIDE GLANCES , By George Clark "You kids arc only in Ihe way. When yon pet old enough o he of sonic help, you won't lie interested." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Williams 'WHICH IT WHEN ITS VERY DELICATE LOWEfi PIN IS IN DANGER. OF STRJKJNtS HARD .OBJECTS. AT PITCHFORK. RANCH, WVO., A SHEEP WAS BORN TO A DCWESr/C£M/E AND A BIGHOKN KAM/ rTJOWS OVER 6-FDOT FENCES WITH EASE. SPLIT AGIM ~IM PL'ACES : SPLIT-MOT / WEL I THEM OFF ~ 1 THEY CA-M \ BE FIXED.' 'or years, plant breeders had tried to develop a regal lily whose nthcrs did not shed pollen on the petals, thus discoloring them. 3y hance, it was discovered that tulbs subjected to X-rays produced list such a plant. Now this lily is registered in the U. S. Patent Office Plant Patent No. 165. • '• NEXT: What people wear no silk garments? By Nard Jones '.(* © I9J7, NEAS»ivke, Inc. Tropical Disease, Aincbic Dysentery .Flourishes in Amend (NO. 18Z) »>• OK. 'MORRIS KISIIIJB'JX Kditor, Journal of Uic American M c rt i c R 1 Association, and of Hjfrcia, the Health Magazine. For years ameblc ciy.scntery \vas elieved a strictly tropical disease and not likely to aftcct anyone Mil tiic United SWtcs. Since the great outbreak of ameblc dysentery at Chicago dining tlic Century of Progress Exposition, cxaminatisis have been made of many people m various parts of the country. We know now that the disease has spread widely and that. In many Places, from 5 to 20 per cent of Hie population arc rcgtilnrly infected by 'the organism that caus:s tills condition.. Ameblc dysentery develops when an organism called the amcba. larger than the usual baclcrta, invades the body. This organi.-m is fcicnlificaUy known ns the ensa- tneba htstolytica. When it get^ into Hie bowels it gives off certain rnr- ttons which may be passed aut of the body with excretions, or which may invade the walls of thr bowel and there multiply. So far as is known, this organism afTecls human beings almost exclusively and only occasionally infects aniinaK v • • • When tile daughter cysts or th: organisms Invade the bowel, uU\v., form. Then begin the symptoms. including frequent scanty i>vncin- tlons of the bowels, which often contain mucus and blood. ASM- cialrd with this dysentery wlii be' ; severe abdominal pain an-i depression. Sometimes the pain Is so sere and other symptoms so difficult analyze that diagnosis of infecte appendix or peritonitis may made, and an operation pcrfoni cd. This condition may be con fused with other conditions, sue as chronic iilcerativc"colitis. whic arises from invasion of the tines by germs of another charai ' Ameblc dysentery usually com on suddenly, but may begin wi a mild attack which gradually comes worse. The bowel Irrilatio may be so severe that there may I be from six to eight or as many | as 30 to 40 actions of the tovrcl in 24 hours. As a result, the ]>ati3nt I rapidly gels exhausted, complains i of aching In Ihe back and wo.\k- ncss in the legs. There may b» liltlc or no hvcr iut, In severe cases with secondary BEGIN HERE TODAY MAHTIIA imrTTAISi' nnJ flKT- TV HATM58 |,, E | U „ trlii up Ike MTKI <iouif1 1* deiuoDNlrale (he new Atrnpred trailer. The}- litck ui> liHUliy NEAI,, bundpiomc JOUIIB hUrli-lilkcr. JVtnt tell* HK'JII lie i« to inert a (rlriiil, JACK Sl'ED- »ON, at <he J.onjr ]l¥!iL>k nuto fumu. Hat u( LoriB llrju-li, Krnl dlnnvurun from tlie Iruller null irilUon nlidu,-l» lleUf. Alter rt-i>enti-d efTorfu to flnd JIH{>', Alllrlliu ii|jnlu Intel* Neil) and ujrreca lo return to Sun Frun- clKCO with him to Kfurph for Hetty. Meanwhile, Marlhii Lux fallen In Jove >vlth A'eul. u>ni>lte the tnct Klie <loe« not knuw ^vhrther en. i IriiHt him. In Sun Frnn- uo, Murlliti ilujtt that neither Hetty nur Spfiltlun lite reKUtered nt a )n>tvl lU-ulKiiutt-i] fur Iliclr lueeiltitr. JnjttruJ, 31tirthit trctji a Idler, iiremininhly from IlKtly, ex- lnlnlnjf ihnt ' uvcryllilnf U ull rlBht. lint ^lurlhn IK more nnd njore cliMurlH.,1. Shf irnuU lo I'nll 110- llen lint Nrul l.roir.H IhU move lit nieuii Ilettj'M ilcnlh. Then Nenl lcll» Mnrllin he lov«» her. Thitt iilifht ^Tarlliti N!II»K im-uy front Ihe hotel nnd ixirkM her trailer lit tl lo.'nl uulo imrk. JVenl flnils her the next iln), lilni.s Ihut It 31 n rlh. i ulUli't luvc him, Kite. ivouM hnve turneil him over to the. jiolliie. Anu Miirtlm rcpllcM, "nnil thnl'H M'liht I'm tr"lu;r lo Ju.' 1 (0\V CO OX WITH THE STOltY CHAPTER XIV "You're not going lo report 0 the police. You're going to akc my advice." " makes you so certain of that?" "Because," Neal said, "you're in ove with me. Why don't you stop iretending, Martha, as I have?" The "color rose furiously fn Vlavtha's cheeks. "Don't bo ab- urd!" . Gerry Neal shrugged. "All right. 'hen you're not in love with ine . . But suppose we get started?" Still Hushing angrily, Martha lied the b.rcakfast dishes into the itlle galley sink, and took down er lealher jacket Jrom its hook. Vordless, she got out of the trailer ind Neal hopped to Ihe ground 1 tier her. Shoving the portable :teps inside the vehicle, Martha ocked the door of the trailer and lurried , lo Ihe coupe. A grim "Jerry Neal was already at the vheel. "Hop In," he invited casually. Her lips compressed in a tight, bin line, Martha got inside. Then quickly her hand shot toward tho locket in the door o£ the car. Neal smiled as Miirtha withdrew her land— empty. "1 have the gun," lie said coolly * *> e after mile they drove in , silence . . through the busy streets ot Oakland and pcrkeley on Ihrough Vallejo, then always bearing north along the coast to- vard Eureka. The country grew wilder, iwilh broad'.rolling hills ind scattered oaks. Theri wilder and more ominous yet as they passed the giant redwoods, serene n their strength and their years, naking even the coupe and trailer ook like the puny toys of a child. Once Neal said, "Whenever you ;et hungry, I'll be glad to slop." Marlha did not answer. She lad resolved to give Neal no quarter, no encouragement, now hat he had dared to assume she was in love with him. She was angry, loo, at his high-handedness, at his cocksure certainty. And as he car raced northward, the Airspeed Trailer swaying easily be~ lind, she resolved to carry out ivhat she had planned days before. She would suggest they stop "or lunch, and over the table she would pretend to resign herself to liis program. In every way she would allempt to put him off his guard—ancU'then, at the first opportunity;, she would turn him over lo Hie police and make a full report about Spcddon and Ihe disappearance of Betty Haynes. She ':oped fervently that Ihe chance .vonld comb that evening, at Eureka. It was well after 1 o'clock when Marlha, keeping a sullen note in icr voice, suggested that they stop for something to eat. "Right!" Neal answered non- commiltally. "I'll drive in at the next likely-looking place." It turned out to be « lonely lamburger shack on the edge of !he road. There was-one slat- !ei-nly woman attending, ,bul bolli Nual and Martha were; hungry— and ihe food did/ belie the ivoman's appearance. As Martha ate, she scorched the Ijltle room oi' signs of a telephone, hoped lhat the woman's husband would enter—showing sufficient height and breadth to cope with Neal. But no man appeared. "Look here," Neal said at last, "you can't act like this indefinitely, Martha. Why not be human again?" Martha looked into her codec cup absently. Then she made a little gesture of casual defeat. "I suppose we may as well be congenial traveling companions— since you insist that'we do travel together." ; "That's the way lo talk!" ':He held oul his cigarets to her, then a light from his pocket torch. "Whatever you think of me, I'm insisting upon accompanying you bccause-^well, because'' 1 doh'l want anything to happen to you.' 1 S «• 4 '"J<HANK you," Martha said quieliy. now?" Shall we go on changed within the day. He was urcr now thpn ever before that vhat he had said in the irailer vas true. And Ihis, she lold herself Iriumplipnlly, would put liim even more completely oft his ;uard. That afternoon as (hey proceeded on their way, Martha alked more freely—taking it slowly at first, pretending that she was unconsciously warming under lis charm. But something cold and hard within her breast kept her to her purpose. "It's my turn low," she lold herself grimly, and all Ihe while played into Neal's conversation. Once he slrelched his arms al ;lie wheel, lurned his head as it neck were growing stiff, and Martha leaped at Ihe chance she lad been wailing for, leading up to gradually. "You must be tired," she told ilm solicitously. "Let me drive a while." The coupe and trailer slowed down. "I'm ready lo have you take over. Beating this pavement with all the curves of the Redwood Highway has been tiresome, all' right." But lie did not get out of the car to give her the wheel. Instead, he slid benealh her, literally lifted her in strong arms to the wheel. "There you arc . . . I mighl even snooze a while. I was up prelly early this morning io get over to Oakland. I was afraid I might miss you." Martha pressed the coupe on, driving at more than her accustomed speed because she was afraid that Neal might want to take the wheel again. But he seemed genuinely tired. They had not gone many miles before he had dropped off to sleep with his head thrown back- against the cushions. Taking advantage of. this, Marlha stepped on the accelerator even harder, anxious io reach Eureka before lie awakened. Soon she began to see road signs indicating the distance to the northern California lumber town --22 miles, 17 miles, 11 miles. Wilh every nerve of her body taul, Martha rushed the coupe onward, fearing every moment that Nenl would awaken and notice the speedometer reading. Eight miles. Three miles: And then, at the edge of the town, Marlha slowed down, let Hie ehgine of the coupe purr softly as she swerved into a big modern service station. Quickly she stopped the outfit, leaped out and ran to the burly attendant inside Cflrefully she was taking care] the glass enclosure, not to overdo the role of a woman feady to forgive. She 'could. 4611 by^Neal's lighter manri'dr, by ! 'fhe soft glow in his eyes, that he believed she had, w o m a n-1 i k e, .:• "The man in ihal car must be arrested,"- she-whupered-'quickry. t v, "And be careful—he's got a gun I V. and he's dangerous!-" ^' j (To Be Continued) ; rcnch Bride, 14, Held Youngest in Country 1A ROCHELLE. France (UP) — cllcwing the story of the ."young 'ciincssee mountain girl. France ins shocked lo Itarn that a double narriage had occurred in this own in which the ind 17 years old. Alter a short wives were 14 campaign, in rtiich many urged that the state hould do something, the young ouplES set up house and appear o bs living happily. Young mar- •lages, once common in Europe, lave become relatively rare in ecenl years, largely because of ;ccnomic difficulties. If, appears thnt the H-year-old >ride of this town has the record •>t being the youngest wife living n France. - Teach History Backward, British Educator Urges Academy Prizes Butt Of Coolidge Cigar LONDON (UP)— Hislory should | ANDOVER, Mass. (UP)—A cbar be taught to school children "hack- rar'd,'" Miss R. Monkhouse, ad-j visor and chief inspector to the National Froebel Union, believes. "The history that is now being made at such rapid speed Is the history that is vital for children to knew nnd understand," she said in an address to the Association of Head Mistresses of Preparatory Schools at University collEge. • '•The average child's ignorance cf modern conditions is shocking. History teaching should start witfci the life we are living and work tack to consider how these things came to be. Pnst history should be used lo illustrate and explain the present world." The signature of Button Gwin- HoMy tecs 0{ thc •Milt, a signer of the Declaration | must produce about 500.000,000 of Independence, once sold for $28.- [ pounds of honey annually for their 000. own use. butt smoked by the'laic President Calvin Coolidgo is amonj Phil- • lips Academy's prized treasures. Mr. Coolidgc came here in May, 1928, to help the school celebrate its sesqui-centennial. When he rose to speak he laid down his cigar and it was recovered by an academy attache along with its paper holder and preserved. Hails Lose 530,01)0,000 Fight LONDON (UP) — British" railway companies have lost a five years' fight to keep goods transport services from trunk roads. The Appeals Tribunal set up under the Road-Rail Traffic Act, 1933. has dismissed an appeal by four railway groups to withdraw licenses granted to Souths Tlllolson Transport, Ltd., for 128 motor- vehicles and 42 trailers. Read Courier News V/a,.e Ads OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople TM' RIKKS/ COME,, Ml Ml .' UP, 3COO/ HIP 1 / HIP/ KIP/ MOW ALL MAMD£> APOUMO AK1D BOW aO 70 - fM' AUOIEMCE THAT'S AL.L, LAE7IES THE WAY YOU BY DOVE, HAVE -THOSE "PeMIMD^ AAE OP A PET 1 ONJCE HAP, NAMED CROAK&J2,-. WHEM T WAS AM IWDIAKJ SCCUT IKJ THE "FLORIDA BAT? LANDS, ft? SINK A WIRE CAC3E IM THE SWAMP AMD 'PUT CROAKE.R 1KI-3IDE — HE HAD APIwe BASS VOICE, AKJD WHEM HE STARTED C12OAKIMC5, ALL. THE SULL. FROC5-S WOULD CO.V1E. JUMPING AROUMD HIM AMD ^IT JKJ ADMIRATION— THEM I/O PULL. "TME CAGE POOP, SHUT AMD THE WHOLE complications, there may be high fever. As a result of the excc?:-u-e bowel action, patients have tenderness In the abdomen, their skin appears sallow and jaundiced, a they lose weight rapidly. I'adillcd Boy Asks $10,000 ALEDO, III. (UP)— Twopaddlimjs ire prictd at $10,000 by Elmwocd Workman, a seventh In the Junior high Thc paddlings were by Principal F. E. Olelze. Itoidcs! the suit for drimngcs, Olelze was! diarged with assault by the boy's-! father, Robert Workman. I

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