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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 10, 1937
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PA'GE FOUR • BLYtHEVILLE '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Bo'.a National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Bt. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Mem phis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mutter at the post office at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ot Blythevllle, 15o per KCCK, or 65o pci- month. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50.for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $650 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, parable In advance. County Finances Among the major immediate beneficiaries of the newly organized Mis- sippi County Taxpayers' association's program for slvatehtenmg out the county's financial situalion will of course be the holders of the §80,000 or more of county warrants now outstanding. A good many of these 'warrants undoubtedly arc in the hands of persons who acquired them as a speculation. They stand to make a very good profit if the value of warrants is brought-.back to par. The situation is unfortunate but certainly it is no argument against putting county finances on a sound basis. The way to prevent speculation in county warrants is to bring them back to par and keep them there. The new taxpayers' association proposes: • 1.—To cash, in the way of advances on future taxes, to enable the county to meet its obligations. 2.—To help the county judge keep county expenditures within income. In .such a program it merits the -support of/'all ••taxpayers'and citizens. We. should like to suggest, however, that there is a larger problem in obtaining for the taxpayers of this county the maximum, return for their tax dollars. If the taxpayers' association puts county finances back in balance it will render a great and valuable service. But it might go.even further and, working with similar organiza- v lions hO'otner .;counties, obtain such', 'constitutional and legislative changes as would make possible a reorganization of our wliolc system ofilocal government on a basis that would release substantial sums for badly needed services and improvements for which money is not now available. Retribution There is a certain grim justice in che fate which has overtaken Henry Yagoda,; for many years the head of Russia's dreaded OGL'U, or secret police. Yagoda was, in effect, Russia's lord high executioner. As such, he was one of the busiest mortals in the Soviet Union. Just how many people went to their deaths tinder his orders will probably, never be known, but the number must be well up in the thousands. Over a long period of time he actually held as effective and as dreaded a power as the head of the government. But the mighty always fall, sooner or later. Yagoda is now himself lodged in an OGPU prison. Moscow accuses him of having grafted on his job. And so the lord high executioner is now right where he put so many other people; 'and before long, unless Moscow becomes unexpectedly lender-hearted, he will pay the penalty that he himself meted out so many times in the past. SATURDAY, APRIL 10, ios? [I SIDE GLANCES By George Clark j Law vs. Human Nalura Tiie nation's experience with prohibition demonstrated vividly how difficult it is to enforce a law \vithout the wliolc-hearted co-operation of the public. That the task of banning gambling contains the same stumbling block likewise has been proved time and again. In a midwestern city, for instance, police have just impounded all token- ejecting slot machines, after pondering the move a long while. Suddenly, then, their attention was directed to (he fact that hundreds of citizens were pouring into a downtown ofl'ice, and shedding out a steady stream of silver to some gentlemen who were conducting a variation of the chain letter scheme purported to offer the prospect of a return of ?6<IO for an investment of ?5.!)0. What are you going to do with people like tliat? "The tailor called, sir, to say that he would make that delivery very shortly." Why the Italians Arc Defeated In Spain , v Mussolini's blllcr oulbursts against foreign critics rimy be attributed to the crushing clu- .feats his forces huve suircred recently In Spain. They nre defeats for his Imperialist policies, but they nrc not necessarily H disgrace for the Hnlliin people. Many Italians now in Spain vv'ei'c deceived; they thought they were going lo Ethiopia. IB it surprising now to find that they linyo no heart tor participating in a flglit of which they know nothing and in which they arc not concerned.? The Spanish loyalists have rallied and turned the tide of. buttle to an extent that Is amaz- 'i»B.-. Th?y,.too, .have, foreign allies, in the International iBrignde, ' but 'these arc genuine .volunteers, men • who went eagerly to Spain to fight for a 'cause. German and lialinn so- cnilcd volunteers were drafted or deceived; some were even anll-Fnscisfs who enlisted for the purpose of deserting. Arms and manpower have an effect on (he course of battle but fighting spirit is still an essential. The loyalists are defending their homes against rebels and invaders; the Italian liucrvcnUon- ists have no such Inspiration. H may be enlightening to Mussolini, and it should be lo all dictators, to learn that men will not nglit unless (here is involved romc- Ihlng close to their hearts and worth fighting • —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. THIS CURIOUS WORLD BF C liam Ferguson n IT TOOK •HOLLAND TO RHOOVER, , COMPLETELY'FROM n " THE G/Z£:AT TL/L /£> A4AN/A ," OF THE. SEVENTEENTH CENTURA DURING WHICH SPECULATORS PAID AS 'HIGH AS -#.2,,5-00 FOR A SINGLE TULJP BULB. I just, can't see what they mean by callin" me "delinquent." I only m all -i c d n, c ,„„„ j love, and surely that ain't wrong. -Virginia Deliemcr, 12-yenr-old bride of Mankalo, Minn, who- is separated from her husband. It is not beautiful nor desirable; Indeed, It Is hateful and damnable to think that we have to shoot our fcllowmcn, but as It lias t{) I>3 , done, it had heller lw done well. -Alfred Duft-Coojwr, English war minister. OUT OUR WAY By Williams PRODUCES THE v " FOULEST" O&O&. OF.ANY KNOWN ANIMAL/ OTHERS OF THE WEASEL TRJBE, TO WHICH THE SKUNK BELONGS, GIVE OFF LESS CONCENTRATED ODORS. « HAD A SMA/ AT THE END OF 'TS LJONG TAIL, WHIO; ACTED AS A KUDDEfi. About 300 years ago, Armstcrdam became thc center of a wild org: of trading in tulip bulbs. Tulips changed hands at fabulous prices people spent all their savings for fancy bulb.s and shares in tuli| companies. But in Ihe last two -centuries, the tulip has made up t the Netherlands all that il cost them when the crash came. NEXT: Do lilies exist in Hie atmosphere? SAY.' THERE'S NO SVT-> COWM STK1K.E AT SHOP.' VOU HAVE f. 31T- DOWM JOB, BUI YOU'RE ALWAYS TOO T» HELP ME AMV- THATS THE SAG IN ME ALOWG IN THE Ar'TERWOONS.' SPT DOWN? MAM: 1HATS FROM RUNNING- TH& GALLOPERS t.S-PH.OFt CCPR. Igj; 6V KEA SERVICE. 'VC. Progress In Surgery Has Made 11 Safe To Operate AYilrnn the dies (NO. 181) ] Uy 1)1!. MORRIS ITSIIRKIN ] Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, and of Hygci:*, the Health Mas.izine When air is hrenthfd into tile bocly Ihrou^li Ihc 11052 and month, it passes by way of the larynx to Ihe tube known as the trachea, and from the trachra into the bronchial tubes. The bronchial tribes lead directly into the tissue of the lungs. When we breathe. «c take in oxygen, a gas used by the body cells tor carrying on their reaction. The blood, constantly, returned to the lungs from the most remote parts of Ihc body, carries Ihe oxygen to Ihc tl'-Mirs and also 1'clps to remove the: u.\slc gas. known ns carbon dioxicK AS the carbon dioxide is rci".i-:;|. new oxygen Is taken In. The lungs Include 1 ir.ramorabie little air sacs \vhirli ;u,. connected, by means of lute, will, larger tubes, these in li;rn a.;>in :; into the bronchial tubes. * * « The motions invohrd in brcaih- include contractions ..,; th c diaphragm and the chc.'-l mii^-ies. The diaphragm Is n lavge. miiscular organ which divide;, the lus^d of ribs enclosing thc clux train thc abdominal cavity. Aclimlly. air Is not u-aiiy sucked Inlo thc hings. When i:;o diaphragm and thc chest mu-,,-.; cs contract. Ihe size of thc tl:ovnx is in- ercH!iC<l. This lu\u-i,-, lii: iircMiire of air .inside thc lungs a:;j the air AHIR © 1937, NEA Service, Inc. from outside naturally passes i The reverse of this process tab place when air is breathed out. It should be obvious iroin th jicscrijjtion tr.'.U serious intcrfe ence uilh breathing may resii from any condition which pare lyzes the muscles of breathing, n cliittint; the diaphragm or tl 1 cr.cM muscles. This may occur, f example, in z condition such as it fanlile. paralysis or diphtheria. There may also be conditions which weak spots develop in th diaphragm, so that organs fro the abdominal cavity intrude the lungs. In other cases, such a pncuiiHsnia complication, into tkms material may get bclwe; the lur.iis or the wall and Ihe diaphragm, and cause serious symptoms. Once \\ \*rts ccnsk'icrrd exceedingly dangerous lor ;i;eon 10 work inside the dies', with the advancement in inotimi surgery, it has become possible t^ undertake all sorts of surgical procedures, including even tin: removal of an entire lung because of the presence of cancer or ijruusc the tissue h:is been destroyed by tome infection. ni;«ix IIKBB TODAY MAIITI1A Illtm'AI.V IIF.T- 'v IIAYIVHK pick up (;i:uity VHA1,, !,:u,dxum,- yoilllfe- ' liHch-. illcrr, on Ilielr uny tip the tve*t ociAl to ili'iiioiixlrnre Hie new AJr- lii'rd Irnflcr. A( Hie Honif Ilcurb tutu dini|», trljcrr .Veil! IYIIN to liepf [| frlenil, our JACK Sl'Hl). JOIN 1 , .\enl illMU|>|ifur* from the rniirr and Siu-JJuii nliiliiclK llrlly.. Arirr rt'iu'nlfj i-irorl* to UlLil Icily, .Mnrcliu mccU AVlll ll(£utn. le KOVH (u Him J-'niucJKco ullli UT lo Kfliruli tar llt-llx Jjul uro- JM« neiiliiKt cnllli.s In flic iiollcc l'if«, lie ii-ll* her, <lil« luljtlil IHMIII llpllj'H duiilli. llnrllui, Krcnlly wiirrlril, tlndx IicrMir (oru "•Hvi'rn l\>ci llrcK UN »!it. l» Iriirn- K <<> 1'IVf Xf[ll, >l'f «hc CIIDUUt low ulN-lInT tti lru«l liEni. I-'liuill}-, en route norllt from 111 Frum-lAfc), A'fnl. U-HK }lnrllin hp lin-fH lier. Slitr rciiKuiix Hull I"' I >inl Irl (;,H fur hlM man liuJt'r (lir I'lrciiniMfiini-i-M vhen lit'- wct'nis jtn'olvi'J In llL>ttj''K IlKEimu-uruiKV. So Mlu> jilaj.s lifr u-u Kni'ir, rcluruN hlK lovri rind < Ihr rlKlkt inoiiLuiit MvvrvcM lulu IIIIIiii: fi'(:illoii. ,-nlU iiolh',-. mil] na Neiil ;irrfNlfil. tlr NUl>iiiltH to irrrxl Mllhuut refuting MurUia'M orj-. ' •Mnrllin hpiiilx on north In Krnrch or Iti'lty nntl ill HIV Klnle' Itoun- Ini-y Klir Iniriiu S|ie<ldor, Iin« liri-ll tlkiOTil out of Ilir Ntnt*- )>>- LillU'li;l\, Tint thtre wit* liu ^vutnnu ivllli him! O\V UO OS WITH TUB STOKY CHAPTER XVI would Martha Brittain be able to remember clearly ic night and day following her iscovery that Speddon had gone orlh without Betty Haynes—ihc ighl' and day which look her ram the California border to 'ortland, that busy metropolis of orlhern Oregon. Afterward she knew lhal it it adn't been for the shock of the ews at the border she wouldn't avc gone on north at all. Cool nd sober judgment would have made Her slay on, since the traffic flicer seemed so certain that Belly had not proceeded with Ipcddon into the north.' But oft- i'mes Providence steps in to take hand, to make mortals relin- •niish their cool and sober judg- nents. Betty was lo believe thai Ills must have been the case dnr- those bleak 48 hours after she eft the California border, those lours when she seemed to have Iriven on blindly, without con- ciousnesa and without reason. Bui she would never forget the •noment which brought her into ;rim reality—a moment of sur- irisc ihat struck'.her like a dasl i! icy water. It was a slim white ign-post which she slowed dowii o read, her mind struggling from Is fog. At first the word con- lOted nothing, and then she took n ils meaning. Even then' she ould not believe it, was inclined o-think it the roadside trick of omc itinerant wag. She stopped •t a roadside stand a little farther H and asked the freckled little shopkeepei 1 how far it was to "About 14 miles, lady. Just keep on goln' Ihe way you are." Then shp knew that the sign lad been right, i She had driven— somehow—more- than 200 miles neross a western state, and yel ;he remembered no more than a landful of seallered moments from il! While thc freckled urchin gaped curiously, Marlha sat silently in the coupe trying to remember, frying lo collect her shattered bearings. The words of thc- California stale palrol officer drifted back to her. "I looked in llic record book and found fjpcddon's name and lis license number. He was okayed through—and nobody was with him." * * * MOBODY was with him. That was what htid paralyzed her reason. It had struck her suddenly lhal Betty'was dead—and Ihcn, mercifully, all reason had grown dim. Shi; had functioned like an automaton. Marlha remembered slories of soldiers in the Great War, of. how when death was all about them, and their eyes were seeing frightful carnage, (hey went on without knowing or caring—as though God in His wisdom were protecting them in Ihat awful hour from something which might drive them into an insanity worse than death. But now as she sat there, slowly reclaiming her grip upon reality, she saw that the officer's words might really be the first ray of sun that had pierced since the moment she knew Betty was not going to return to the trailer. Perhaps Betty had escaped, or Sped- don had let her go before crossing- the border. In that happy event, her first move would be to get in touch with Martha. Wilh a start Martha realized that, according to Sloss' itinerary, she should have- made several stop; before. reaching Portland. But now the best she could do was to go on to Portland and, wail for Belly's message there. Consulting Sloss 1 itinerary book, Martha read, "Rose Cily Trailer Haven, Porlland, Oregon." Sliding the book back into the pocket of the coupe, she shoved inlo gear and was of! tor Portland. She had no sooner registered al the I^ose City Trailer Haven thar Ihe alert woman proprietor said "I think I got 3 letter for you. It's addressed in pencil and kind o£ smudged rr -but I think it says 'Martha flriitain'." "Let me see il!" : .. : ..,,.. The woman-fumbled among the disarray of. a dusty, desk. "Here it is.; Is that your flame on there? It's terrible writing." "Yes," Martha cried ecstatically, ils mine." For she recognized tl writing, as scrawled and hurriJ as It was, as Betty's. And til losfmark was Eureka! 1 Opening the envelope, she drcl out a piece of cheap notepapl which had obviously been tightl crumpled before being folded ail inserted. Tlie penciled scrawl wl dim and smeared—but there we| characteristic letter formation Martha was certain that this me; sage, at last. \vas from Bet Haynes herself. ""'It's—I can hardly make it 01 Can I have a Jitlle more ligl please?" Reluclanlly Ihe woman turm another switch, while Marti smoothed Ihe paper flat upon 11 fabiu. Time after time she trie to follow the thought of the fe penciled lines after the mo clearly legible "Dear Marlha— But the best she could make of was Ihis: Dear Martha— . ... no danger right now bu Speddon just carrying . . . .... Ciznik in Seattle .... Belly. •A-y as she might, Martha cou make out no more than Iho words. Belly's was usually a I hand, and Marlha knew that ol great hurry or terrible ft' could make her.mail a leller as this. And the pencil and c paper were unlike Betty. Swiftly Martha took up paper and stuffed it into pocket ot her jacket. "If thert a message for me here, plea hold it. I'm unhooking the c. from the trailer and going lo 11 police with Ihis!" * * s TN less than three-quarters of ; ^ hour she had again told h story to the law. But this tin she had a genuine clew, a pie of evidence. The attitude of J Marshall of the Portland bure; was much different than that Sloan at Los Angeles and tl dubious desk sergeant at Eurek Bui then Dcteclive Marshall lit: before him this piece of pap which seemed lo interest hi strangely. "I think what she's sayit! here,' : he told Marlha, "is th she's in no immediate danger, b that Speddon. is carrying h along for safety." ' "For safety?" Marshall nodded. "Afraid she talk if. she got away. Thai's ba And what makes it twice as bad that Speddon was headed lo see guy named Ciznik in Seattl Johnny Ciznik." He looked Martha oddly "a moment withoi speaking. Then; "I£ she this from Eureka,'and'didn't across the border with Sped got a hunch she's been mur* (To Be Continued) tl quare Rigger Sails To Hunt Pirates' Data WASHINGTON (UP) —The last f tile old, square rigger ships left n the seas, the Joseph Conrad, is low cruising .through the Caribbean Sea . on one of the weirdest rcasiire hunts ever staged in that ine-timc pirate stronghold. G. Huntington Hartford, head of he expedition, is searching for mysterious and little known facts n the history of piracy, not pirate !0ld. He invited friends, including Juliose Heyivard. author, and a jroup of scientists to accompany him. Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt of the Smithsonian Institution and G. Robert Lunz Jr., of the Charlcs- .on. S, C., museum, head tha scientific staff which-Is-studs'lnsf both marine and fresh-water shrimps, crabs and their relatives. Although many of tr.ese creatures are known to live in waters about the Indies, one is nov.~ in American museums. The cruise will last, approxi- mately two months, it was said. The voyagers will visit the Bahama, Virgin, Windward and Les- ward islands, the West Indjes proper, and as far south as Trinidad. Love Missive Lost in Battle 19 Years Late YOUNGSTOWN, O. <UP>—Nlnc- Icen years ago, just before he went into'battle hi Belleau Wood, Corp. Joseph Rendinell of the 6th. Marines mailed a, letter to his sweetheart, Mae Delaney. Miss Delaney, who has been Mrs. Rendinell for 18 years, has just received the letter. It had been lost when the censor, called into the line, had stuffed a packet of letters into his bed roll. The censor. Lieut. Edward A. Kennedy, was wounded in battle, and the letters were lost. Three years ago they were found in the roll of bedding at Brooklyn Navy Yard and forwarded to Kennedy, who lives in Clocjuet, Minn. Again they were lost. But re- cently Kennedy found them al sent them back to the writers. Genera! Craig-Praises Bombardment Squadrd LANGLEY FIELD, Va. (UP)— II lots and mechanics of the 9tl Bombardment. Squadron have bcl congratulated by Gen. Malin Cr;l on their successful itight fn| Langlej- Field to the Panama nal Zone and return. "The night of the 96th Bol bardment Squadron from Langil Field to Panama and return wl well planned and has dcmonstr;! cd that our Army'' navigators fl thoroughly capable of navigatil our airplanes over exlensir stretches of water," Craig wrote L Major-Gen. Prnnk M. Andrew commander of the General Heal quarters Air Force here. I The round trip flight of nil combers and one amphibian wl made via Miami between Feb. f and Feb. 11. Read Courier News Want Adr J OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoopl YEH, OA-3OK!"—I AM A LITTLE CURIOUS T'KMGVV IP TM 1 MA3OF. MAS BEEkS GLUE 1M AMY OF -TH' OLD PIECES OF PUP>KJrruRE AROUND HOUSE LATELY,OR HAS, HE SEEM T-'LAT- WMEELIMQ ALOMQ OM HIS OWM THIS POLLAR BILL MIGHT SHOCK, YOUR MEMORY f V.I..-.. l . ; .::rf:.'.wB:.>.»!> J».i.!«.Sf.'i!iSt.P*. VAS, SUM/ M1-&TAH BUT, AS MIS SECRETARY, AM AIMT S T'TELL. 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