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-- PAGEFOtJh BLYTHEVILLE ;<AKK.y COURIER NEWS -—<---^~^ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO-, rUBUSHKRS ,''. "" 0. R. = BABCQCK, Editor, H. W. HAlNES,. Advertising Manager Sola National Advertising Representatives; Arkansas DaUlcs, Inc., Now York, Chicago, Detroit, Bt. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the liosl oflice at Blythevllie, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. ' Served by the United Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Ey carrier lii the' City of Blytheville, >Bo per WCCK, or 65c per inontli. By mall, within a radius ol 50 milts, $3.00 per year $1 50 tor six months, 75o for three inontlisj by mall In postal zones two to Blx, inclusive, $fi50 per sear; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, pajablo In advance. Spelling Bees Herald End oj Nonsense Em Among the'signs Unit this country is at last emerging iroiii the era of wonderful nonsense, don't forget the revival of the old-fashioned spelling boo. After many years, in which it look- ' cd as quaint and out-of-date as the onc-hoss shay, the spelling hoc again is coming into its own. The New York and Chicago lire departments send picked teams against each other; spell-downs are broadcast over national radio networks; even the schools are finding a new iilace for this old-lime diversion. The lad who can., spell ' "apothecary," "lachrymose," arid-. 'desiccate" is in demand once more. All this would hardly be worth notice if it were: not for the fact that some of our more aggressive modern educators decided, a decade or so ago, that all this cinphasis' on' sppllhig was foolish and Uncalled for. i ' Some strange educatipna.!' practices grew out of: this delusion, «nd stranger still were some of their by-products. It was held, for example, that'the old way of teaching-children to read and write was entirely wrong. Why learn .the alphabet at all? Teach the child to recognize- words by their looks, instead; free him from the soul- cramping drudgery of the ABC's and ho will learn to read twice as fust. And , forget about penmanship. "Kvery- 1 body" uses n, typewriter, nowadays; ', handwriting is •an/.cx'tiii(A>art; if he' 1 knows how to make' block letters by hand, that is good enough. So the ultra-modernists put the old arts of spelling and writing on the back shelf and shouted hey-hey for the streamlined system of education. This was all right.until some of the youngsters who grew up under this kind of schooling emerged into the cold world and sought jobs. Then appalled-business men began to discover that they were being asked to hire, as stenographers and filing clerk.s, bright young high school graduates who could not write literate letters to save their immorlat souls; youngsters who couldn't operate filing systems because they actually didn't know whether "r" came before or after "h"; lads and lassies who couldn't even sign their own names legibly in ordinary script and who couldn't read inter- OUT OUR WAY office momos unless they were typewritten. Against this sort of thing, the old- fashioned spelling bee is a useful antidote. Tito youngster who toes a crack and wrestles with "parallelogram," "hyjwthcsiB," "benefited," and "emolument" may not be broadening his mind very much, hut he will at least be able to write a business letter, when he grows up, without causing the recipient to wonder what unlettered mountaineer has been playing with the typewriter. —Bruce Catton. WEDNESDAY, APRIL M, 193V SIDE GLANCES By George Clark South Sea Romance Never say that the age qf romantic adventure is dead. If you think it is, consider the case of handsome young Mr. R. M. Conley, of Pan-American Airways, Conley recently was transferred to the Pan-American clipper base on tho Pacific : island of Guam. Now Conley happens to stand G feet, 0 inches tall; and the natives of Guam, who run about 5 feet 2, have long had a legend that .some day a tall white god would come out of the sea and carry off their most desirable maidens. So when Conley appeared, the natives look it for granted that the hour had struck, To his intense ' surprise, .therefore, Conley presently found himself guest of honor at'a native fete—at which, after much dancing and music, he was presented with the most,beautiful damsel on the island, on the theory that ho might thus be dissuaded '.from carrying oil' all the girls. Naturally enough, Conley lied, leaving I lie sacrificial .damsel behind. The sad sequel i.s that the natives, male and female alike, arc all down on him . now, because he let them down . . . But, anyhow, his case at least proves that romance jnay still be found in the South Seas. By Nard Jones © 1937, NEA Service, Inc. "This critic has missed the meaning of my act entirely. CURIOUS WORLD £ BURROWING- OWLS, CAN S^e IN GLARING DAYLIGHT AS WELL AS MOST OTHER. BIRDS. IN KENTUCKY, f 45,000,000, OF FELL DURING- THE; /MONTH OF JANUARX .' BYNEASEflVICEjNC. > -trrlvri, B J;, h>nlilr. «llll S Ini." for llrtly, Jl:irllm Ket* )n:i;i\ 111:11 1: Toiiiv PlilHiiir. ,,!!!, ,1,1' lii-l|i i,! CI'll- HV Xl;.u,, in |ij,,fii|. li?r I'lim- Iinnliiii, HKTTV 11AYMW, nliiluvl- '•'I l'I JACK KI'KDIJO.V, JI.IKT1IA HIirrrAI.V Marls nurd, up the writ ruuil frii.n Sim Prnnrlnru. Mil- fnci-i n rrldcnl lu-iiUti'in xlnct! »;!"• l« lu luvi' ivlll! .Vi'iil. fvl SLII- Ijri'lH Illlll III iM-llllt illVoll.'J III IllU HlMlplK'tiriuK-i- of llclly. 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Ill lll!TKLlIxc>, llrOVI'S l,> („• Siirihlr,,,! ^Inrllitl hOrv[l]il« lint ill n JL;i*l, SiirilJon /HIM Mlrllrk lu-r. .Shi? iiu7ilit>n«.liiiiir» Incrr In flml Jii-rsi-ll bound null KUKnt'i), lyliiK "ii ili^ llo.jr ,,l ii-iturk \vnrrliutlKi-. SliinilljiK «>»t'r lu-r IK S|inli],iii, *vlio H'llK IIVV Xllt IU») KCI! Ik'llj 111 nil licinr. NOW CO OX WITH TUB S'I'OIIV CHAPTER XIX jViTARTHA munched the sandwiches hurriedly. When she had finished, Spcddon handed her the warm thermos bottle of coffee. Somehow the" black liquid raised her spirits appreciably. "Have you, 1 ' she asked suddenly," heard from Gerry JNcal?" In the darkness she sensed Spcddon's surprise. "Neal?" he . Then, a moment later, "What about him?" "1 just wondered if you'd heard from him." "Where did you sec him last?" Spcddon asked oddly. "He was with me in Monterey, and later in San Francisco." She didNiot arid that she had eauscu Meal's arrest in Eureka.,' Speddon's reaction to the subject of Gerry Mca] inizzled her, and, she did noi know how far to go. "Whal did he say about me? 1 Speddon wanted to know. Martha hesitated. "He said thai he knew you. I don't remembei him saying anything else. He wondered why you didn't wait for Angeles as was Victim ofliigli, Pressure , Checking up on the estate left by a deceased Mimiesola farmer, officials •>-looked iiHhia garage and•'•s^mb'led f 'upoii nn uiiUHC(V L 20-yem--old automobile —and a pathetic little commentary on one of the features of modern life. A friend disclosed that the fanner, Oscar Peterson, bought the car in 1917 just so he cony tell pestering auto salesmen that he had one, then jacked it up in his garage. Those Americans who quiver in anguish whenever they find a blatant, fast-talking salesman at the door can understand why a timid Swedish gentle;. man, who wanted only to be alone would pay several hundred tlolhi-s fm- newly 1 ' nlcl!C<1 tfl(l|1Qlc to lllc i |oslmor Ilalf of another species. the nriviloffp \' i ' ho crcatllrc developed normally into a frog. Curiously, since the I g . And,-as 0110, they will. two species represented a clark and a light colored tvpe, the ccm- hope that Mr. Peterson now has somewhere a private little spot of his own, into whose pearly gates no high- pressure salesman can thrust his foot. THE: FRONT END OF ONE; SPECIES OF TADPOLE CAN : BE GRAFTED SUCCESSFULLY TO THE HIND PART OF AN ENTIRELV DIFFERENT SPECJES'.-' ., The biologist, Harrison, succeeded in grafting tho front half of pound animal remained one-half dark, and. one-half light. him in Los planned." "Yeah?" Speddon lighted a cig- nrct in the darkness. Under xhc yellow dare of the match his tin; face shown eerily. "Well, I'll tel you why I didn't wail. It was be cause I didn't want to. When hi v;asn'l there with you I got sus picious." "Why?" asked Martha quic'^y. Spcddon did not answer at oJrs, Then his'words came slowly.: "1 want 'to get out of Ibis racket— nd Neal don't. Once I made the nistake o£ telling him I wanted to jet out." "What—what did he say?" "He said I was crazy to talk ibout leaving it. He said I'd bct- cr forget it or he'd mention it to ho chief. I'm still afraid he will —but after this job I'm done. Vc're close to Canada, and that's vherc I'm heading." * * 4 - V|AimiA felt gone, lost. She knew now that she had sotne- low hoped that Neal wasn't a criminal, that his connection with Speddbn and Betty's disappearance was tho result of some circumstances over which he had no control. But now here was the ruth—Neal was in it with all his icarl. Spoddon had wanted to go sUulght. and ITial had fought it. "1 don't trust that guy," Sped- don went on in the darkness. "I ;ot a hunch he's after me." "But why did you lake Betty with you?" "She made a crack that sounded ike she knew too much, and I "igured it was safer la have her along." Martha set down the thetrnos with a trembling hand. "But what s all this—this 'racket'? What lave I to do with it?" "Plenty," grunted Speddon. 'Whether you.knbw.il or not," "But what is it?" "I've shot off enough. Anyhow, you'll sleep bolter nights it you don't know what it's all "about." ; Martha knew from:his tight tone that he realized he had ialkccl enough—perhaps too much; She had got as much from him as she could. "You've untied my hands," she said. "Would you mind taking the rope fill my ankles? It's hurting." "Okay. The boys'll be here any minute now and you'll have to do some walking." Spcddon's deft, thin fingers unloosened the rope at her feet. Then Speddon fell utterly silent, smoking in the darkness. Periodically the tip of his cigaret woulc sear the blackness pitilessly throw a soft glow on his sallow face. It was plain that he was thinking hard. What manner of n'/n was he, Martha wondered S fc 5 CUDDENLY, far down at one ^ end of the dock warehouse there was 'a sound of a heavy sliding rioor moving on its rollers Then the bright rays of a powerful flashlight. • "Here's the boys," Speddon said "Come on." He took Martha by the arm, lifled her to her feet Her legs and arms stiffened fron their long imprisonment,,,shc almost fell to the floor again? The flashlight came on, bathing hem in its glare. Martha could lot sec beyond the powerful light. Then it was extinguished, as if he owner had satisfied himself hat everything was as he expected. "All set?" she heard a grult •oice ask. "Yes," Speddon a n sw c r c <l. 'What's the idea of that light'.' You might as well carry a lighl- louse with you!" "We're all right," (he voice replied. "There ain't been a patrolman past this dock in live years. Come on ... the tub's ready." Coming through the partly opened door and into tho keen air, Martha ;aw the "tub" at the bot- om ol, a ladder lashed to the pil- ng of the dock. It was a sleek speedboat, rising and falling easily will) the movement of the Sound. "I'll go first," Speddon said, 'then the dame." One -of the two men held her arm roughly whU-iSpeddon started down (he ladder. In a moment she heard his voice drifting up to them softly. "Okay . . . send her down." Gingerly Martha put her feet onto a rung of the slippery wooden ladder. Afraid to look at the water, she star'.cd down. Then she felt Speddon'? hand on her , waist. "You're all right now. Sit down aft there." : 'THE two men followed like monkeys, tossed off the mo7r- ing liies. There was a muffled roar from the high-powered motor, and the speedboat took a wide turn and started out across the moonlit Sound. Suddenly one of tlie men came toward her with something white in his hand. "There's no" need for thai," sho heard Speddon say. "She's not going to jump overboard." The big man turned to his adviser. "It's the chief's orders." "I don't give a if it is. There's no need (or it. I've given that dame one shot of chloroform today and that's enough." "Listen, Jack—I'm working for Johnny Ciznik, not you. He said ho wanted her out when she came aboard. So she's going to be that way, see?" Martha tried to scream as the evil-smelling cloth was clamped against her mouth and nose. "Co ahead and yell," the fellow laughed. "That'll make you get the stuff all the quicker." In that last terrible moment before she lost consciousness she wondered if she and Betty had become involved in one of those vast crime rings which, until now, she had Always believed to be only the fiction of .the de- •>, tective magazines! " \ (To Bo Continued) 10 Years Ago From the Files of the Blj'theville Courier News XEXT: When dors Hie ivitch-hazcl bear Hmvcrs and fruit? Thursday, April 14, 1927 The water is four inches over the iiaveriiRnt near the Big La bridge and the guard stated today that in all probability traffic will be Mopped after C o'clock in the mcrnins. W. W. Shaver of Manila stated to a reporter at nooa that he believed the. situation would not become so serious as it was in February unless another heavy rain fell. Improved business conditions have cnlnrKCd opportunities for employment. —Secretary of Uibor Frances Perkins. By William IT WON'T BE LOMG ' BORM TO BE A CATTL& KILLER., : CJ THIEF AM 1 GENERAL ALL'ROUMD PEM, ?| i BUT 1 HATE TO KILL VOL), PARDNER./ " 'CAUSE VORE PART o' OUR OL' WEST, - VOL) AM' ME 15 SORTA BROTHERS WITH OUR. BACKS AG1M T!-i' WALL IN A ACT TM'TS NEARLY OVER f , AM' 1H' CUETAJW'S 'BOUT VFAU.. TM.BIC.U.VplT.orF Denioiisli'alion Club News Notes i'atliro 1-H Club The Ytirbro 4-H Club was called :o order by the president, Villa ihapban. Tuesday morning. April i. The secretary, Louise Johnson, :alled the roll-and ench member and the Reds, and a spelling matcU was held in which the Blacks won, Leonard Reed was the winner in a boxing match held with one foot off the floor and one hanrt behind his back. Harriet Payne and Lonzo Ilced were winners in other contests. ; Virginia Payne gave a report on Flome Improvement. Leon Auston gave a report on Gardening, showing that some of the club members hud as many as nine from Memphis where he sp:nt two weeks with Billie Gaines, who Is reported improving following an operation at the Baptist hospital. The members of the P.E.O. club enjoyed a luncheon Wednesday at the home of Mrs. J. A. Leech with Mrs. Leech and Mrs. C. W. Ilogan as hostesses. Chester Caldwell has returned' H'L'l j 1111 responded by telling the progress vegetables planted. Lorene Alston he or she was making in his gnve a good report in the Poultry demonstrations. Mr. Ivy and Miss Club, showing that all of the Solcman spoke on the recent -t-K members had started their ricnion- jaskeL ball tournament at Etowah. I slration. W. P. Norton reported on the crop club. Richard Davis, cap- lain of the Cotton Club, reported on the four boys in his Hr Each has his ground ready The president appointed the following club chairmen: EUlora Neal, Jewel gnrdcning and canning; Krcch. poultry; Uaync Turnage, corn; Leroy Wicinei. cot- lor planting. Ion. All of the girls this year arc taking demonstrations in cloth- J.onc Oak -1-11 Club ing and Miss Colcman nave a \ Tnc Lonc Oak 4 demonstration in the different | Monday. Muds of stitches and hems appropriate for different garments. Virginia Gaines and Mildred Hich- arrisoii were put on the program committee and the club complimented ' Lucille Oldham ior tho article she hart sent to the papers on the work done. The club plans to have u social In the near future. » " * fckron 1-H Club Tho Ekron 4-H club inn Monday "for il.s regular meeti:ii:. The president, Leonard Heed, presided, and when the secretary, Cuthcvme Smith, called the roll, 3:1 m(m - bcrs were present and :mswcreci that they had started thrir pio- Tho president called (or a v c- port of the last social meeting and Claylie Bailey reported that the community party sponsored by the 4-H Club recently was enjoyed by the 75 or more people who attended. A eroup of 52 was cli vlrtcct Into two groups, the Bi.ick club In the absence of the pre-stdetit the vicc-presidenl, John H. Storey, presided. Norma For- IN THE COUNTY AND PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY. ARKANSAS. '•.•-.. In the Matter of the Estate.;of J. M. Anderson, Deceased. W. M. Williams. Administrator. Notice is hereby given that as, administrator of the estate of J. M. Anderson, deceased, I will, between tr:e hours of ten o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon on the 4th day of May, 1937, at the front door of thc'court house of Mississippi. County, Arkansas, in the City of Blytheville, oiler for sale at public nuction to the highest bidder upon a v credit of threa months, the following lands to-wit: Tne North 45 feet of Lots Eleven and Twelve, Block Nineteen (10), Blythe Addition to Blytheville, Arkansas, also Lot Nine (9), Block Eight, to il (8), Chickasawba Addition the City of Blytheviilc. Purchaser at such sale will bn required to give noies with sccitri- i ties to be approved by me, and lein upon saia lands will be retained for the payment ot purchase money, dated 14th day of May, 1937. W. M. WILLIAMS Administrator. Nclll Reed, Ally. H-20-2ii-3 Town Seeking Mayor At $1.92 Weekly Salary VIENNA, Va. HJP) — Tills Ohio river town Is looking for a mayor .\vho \rill be satisfied witii a salary of about S1.92 a week. Residents here fear there will be few 'candidates for the position because tho "honor" of being mayor is clouded by the taut that the city recorder receives $150 a year compared to the mayor's salary of.$100. Town councilmen receive no pay. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople -TWO- fJIMETV WIME, THREE rest, the secretary, called the roll and each member answered by- telling how ho or she was getting along In his or her demonstration. , Rosle Enochs gave a report for ' the Gardening club. Cora Dell Brittain on the Poultry. Dorotiiy Le Powell on the 'Cookery, and Murrel Davis on the Clothing club. The sponsor called attention to lllc fact that Lonc Oak instead of Etowah entered the finals in the Etowah 4-H liaskclball Tournament. The Lone Oak boys played Whitton in the final game for the championship and were bc.itcn after a hard game. They display- j ed a beautiful trophy which they won In the Junior Tournament at Uixora recently. "PRACTICALLY <5IVIW<3 MY PLEA CIRCU5 AWAY, AT THIS 'FlcSURE kUMP-F •— -TH' "FACT THAT YOU ARE fAY BRCTTHEP, MOTlVATIKia "FORCE THAT MOVES ME TO "PART WITH HAW/ HAV/lk>3 BEEW, IM MY COLORFUL ORCU? A BALLYHOOEFV OP ^EklOWW, WHOSEC.LA.FMOM VOICE -FILLED MAMv A CAUVAS TO (CAPACITY , L SHALL FIR-5T COMPOSE A SPEECH TO -BALLYHOO AAV EMTERTAIKIMEWT~^(_!MF—KAF —~ . KAF F -T= — EG AD-— IT WA6> THE WOWT OF THE GREAT "RT. TO SEMD ME FORTH WITH MEDIOCRE TALESJT, KMOWIWG FULL WELL THAT MY PERSUASIVE MAMMEF^ wr-sffe; // l^ti A.MD ABILITY'TO BALLYHOO If^l S&VERAL LAWaUAQE' WOULD FILL HIS COFFERS. g Comsis are semi-solid lxxil;sjl.J !| l!i!i with long tails, which come into I ^K Ills solar system from v.isl dis-i!~f; tsnccs in outer space. They are I i" I' visible only during a short period.