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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 22, 1937
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PACE TEN BLWEEVILLE '(ARK.)! COURIER NEWS ""' THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1937 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THB COURIER WEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O, B. BABOOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager , • scle National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dalllos, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit', St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at tho post office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 191T. .Served by the United Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In tho City ot Blythevllls, IBo per wee*, or 65c PW month. By mall, within, a radius of 50 miles, $3,00 per year, $150 for six months, 76c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.60 per year; In zone: seven and eight, $10,00 per year, payable In advance. Dictators Gel Results Bui—What Results A• dictatorship, so tlicy say,, is f a place where they get things done. A democracy is an unwieldy, talk-cnrscd agglomeration of politicians in which prompt and efficient action is impossible. Hence the dictatorship must inevitably supplant the democracy in this complex, fast-moving modern world. That, at any rate, is the argument. It has been worked overtime in tlie last few years. Prophets of the right and prophets of the left have announced^ confidently that nations like England, France, and America could not hope to go on as they were; their only choice' ftuisl be between Fascism and Corrim.imism, since democracy v/as doomed in/any case. '" ' -^ As long as this reniaiiied in the realm of pure theory, it was a bit hard to answer. No American could deny that a democracy could be exceedingly inefficient, on occasion. A. glance at the nearest legislature .was almost enough to 'make one,, swallow the democracy-is-done-for argument, hook, lino, and sinker, - •••••.••• *:<.•••• But tlie proof of'the pudding is in the eating, and it begins to look as if u significant helping is being eaten iiii Spain. • '['here it is becoming apparent that although dictators may gci thin>;s done, the things they get done are very oftoi calamitously wrong," not to say stupid. ., • Mussolini and Hitler declared themselves in on the. Spanish .war, and bound rip their prestige with the triumph of'("the rebels. Italians and Germans went to Spain to instruct, advise, and light; Italian and German war material was sent there for the rebels to use. And after long months of all this, the rebel cause is in a remarkably bad way. The "invincible legions" of the dictators turnout to be somewhat below the grade of shock troops. Gcr- ^lan planes prove toss airworthy than the planes flown by the Spanish loyalists. German and Italian tanks are • outclassed by government tanks. Because of all this, the dictators arc far worse off than they wore a year ago. They have been getting by, in a Europe that is afraid'of'.war, on their reputations as lords of unbeatable fighting machines. They have called on their countrymen to accept, a lower standard of living M> that these lighting machines could be built. They have muscled their way through international politics by threatening to put the boots lo anyone who got in their path. Now, because they entangled themselves in the Spanish war, they are losing that prostige which is their main reliance. Europe is discovering that it doesn't need lo be quite so afraid of these mighty war machines. And it is learning an additional truth which is even more significant: It is line to be able to get things done, but it can be pretty disastrous , if you pick out the wrong things to do. Bureaucracy Problem Is Behind much of the demand for a stronger federal government there lies the simple and unpleasant fact that people no longer trust their state governments the way they once did. There arc some things, of course, that state governments cannot do at all. Hut a great many things which they can do they seem utterly unable to do well; hence the growing tendency to ask Washington to do the things which ought to be done at- the- state capitals. , ".-.. *' '%lt|4ld A revealing sidelight on this was provided the other day by Abraham Epstein, executive secretary of the American Association for Social Security, in an address before the association at Nciw York. Mr. Epstein was talking about old age pension systems, and he remarked that in loo many stales such sys- i tejns have become "more cogs in the slate political machines." "Grants are made frctiucnlly not on the basis of nee.d, as the laws intend, but on the basis of political expediency," he said. "Politicians are outbidding each other with promises of bigger and belter pensions in order to appease the appetite of organixed selfish blocs." '•': .:' : Tints there is no'uniformity l)et,ween pension systems in the different states. Thus there arc states in which the pension bureau is an acknowledged branch of political patronage. Thu;; there are states in which pensions arc paid, not according to oiced, but according ;to what the winning candidates for office have felt it expedient to promise. And as ir result of all this, a great 'many \peoplc have come to feel that the old-age pension problem can be solved only by federal action. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople ( < "Now, notice what this gay little tiling does to your hlues." More Lives Lost To Tuberculosis Than Other Ills thorilies in charge have decided that it will be necessary 10 close the highway to Dell. A statement, to this effect was issued over the signatures of Ivy W. Crawford, captain of the national guard, R. N. Ware jr., commander of tlie American Legion, Sheriff J. A. Bass and County Judge V. G. Flollanrt. YOU'RE 1K1 BUSINESS, EH SUP.E, AM' WHAT'S 7hV "REASON PER SEMDIM' IK1 A 7MOT CALL'S" IT CAM'T BE TH 1 BOYS "FROM OWLS CLUE. CRASHIM WE TH' 30IWT LAST NI6HT; AM' THEY'RE ALL IW TH 1 RGVVDV PUPF-F eaAO, MAKE HASTE, \Sgg MADDENf SUMMOM YOUR MOST SLEUTH f SEARCH EVERV- OKJE / UMP-'F—-THERE HAS BEEKJ A PAR1MC5 ROBBERY/ SOME. KMAVE HAS PILFERED MY EMTIRE TROUPE OF- PEFVFORMIKia FLEAS/ Of the 850 dlllercnt sjiedcs of trees in the United States, only 180 have commercial value. Cool-Smoking Pipe Invented By Educator SEATTLE (UP)—Prof. Frederick A. Kirsren of University of Washington lias invented "the world's sweetest, coolest smoking pipe, lhat won't gargle or bite." His invention is A light stem ot duralumin that, cools the smoke juid filters out tar, he said. Head Courier News Want Ads Substitute Developed uilts An Important plmsis of this change In physical development Is tho narrowing mid lengthening of Uu. face. —Dr. Weston A. Price. Cleveland, O., anthropologist, who s ays that modern man's tacc is changing. What tills world needs today Is a little more faith of our fathers, —Police Recorder Dully, Paterson, N. J., who sentenced five criminals to read a chapter or the Bible every dny for-three months. OUT OUR WAY By William (NO. 191) By DK. MOIIRIS PIS1IBE1N tlllilor, Journal of the American IVLcdTC-al Association, anil oC llygcia, (lie Health Itliign/iiko Since the beginning of tlmej tuberculosis has destroyed more human Ufa than any other disease.] Today tuberculosis is seventh 111 the list of causes of death In the United Slates, although some 80,000 people die cadi year from this \fc,ction. •: In 1Q10' the mortality rate for nb:rii:lcisir, or th; lungs was 13U er '100,000 population; In 1032, it •-* =' t,, liji'i tiie rale for tn- xrculosls thai affected other parts it.: uuay was a^a, .nn--, 1:1 1932, t wns 6.4. Tuberculosis tl'us is quite <i?fi- itcly overshadowed as a cause of death by such conditions as clts- es of th3 heart, which still have rate of 2&H.2, and cancer, with Is rate of 101.2 per 100,000 pco- ile. Cancer and diseases of the heart, lowcvor, attack primarily human icings of advanced age, whereas prciilosis strikes most severely at himmn beings during their periods of greatest usefulness. Thirty icr cent ot all deaths of people between 15 and CO years of age arc due to tuberculosis of the lungs. The death rate of 56.2 per 100.100 means that between seven and light million people now living eventually will die of tuberculosis' unless something is done nbout it. Fortunately for Americans, the letUh rate from this disease Is at least as low in the United States is it is in most foreign countries, Including even such countries as England and France. Such rates \s tr.osc of Puerto Rico have tit lines b:cn well over 300, in contrast to our 55; and thosa of the Philippine Islands have approximated GCO per 100,000. Tuberculosis is a germ disease. H Is not Inherited, children usually jet tuberculosis through contact vllh some older person who has he disease, with a diseased ani- nal. or with food products or other materials contaminated by (lie germ. Sometimes ths disease xita :iot in childhood but iat«r aim: n life. Nevertheless, a survey modern methods of diagnosis veals that the tendency r, rnr.r and more to protect the child Iran tuberculosis until a later perba i. its life. MARION WHITE ©1937 NEA SERVICE IHC J". D, Tew,, president of the B. P. Goodrich • Company, whose engi- 10 Years A g From the Files of I tic Blythevlllc Courier Xem, Friday, April 22. 192; Miss ProjEOr. national rr-.n tative of the American R?o c arrived this morning to take j: of (Iced relief work in this :-:• and is now at the Hotel Nohb PETTYVILLE—At noon loii.i was staled lhat a total of XI r gees had been rescued from flocd waters of Little River in vicinity. Big Lake conditions somewhat Improved. U is iuu timated that the total rise ir, lake, from the New Madrid ( assce will not go more than or three feet above the p:-< stage. CHAPTER I' ; TIIE annual Spring Frolic a', the Green Hills Inn was in progress. Every person—young or old—who was of any social value in Green Hills Wiis at the Inn, the men trim and debonair in spotless tails anil tux, the women glamorous and luxurious in gleaming Velvets ;uid glittering metal cloths. For Green Hills was one of the smartest suburbs within the met i-opolitan New York area, and the first spring dance at the Inn was unquestionably the gala event of the season. By eleven-thirty Ihc party was In.full sway, ancr the stag line, fortified by just the proper num- l er of Scotch and sodas, was performing in splendid form. The v'-omcn of Green Hills were proud nf (hem. Perhaps a little later there would be those who might weaken -some to seek rest for weary feet in the smoking room downstairs, some lo fall into the gentle unconsciousness which one loo many Scotch induces. Bv.t as yet the evening was unspoiled. Hal Slew-art's orchestra, im- •porfcd from a three weeks' en £:igemcnt on Broadway, swung into the lively strains of "A Fine Romnnce." The older women tool heart; they preferred these faster tunes. The quick rhyllini stirrc( their blood; it proved that thcj could step around just as lively i the 18-year-old girls, dcspit grown children at home. •|\riLI,lE SANDERS, frisking b •*• ill the arms' of Jerry John sirm. glanced over her shoulder <n Jerry's wife, Laura. "Who's that lovely blond with Bob 'Andrews?" she asked Laura excitedly, plowing Jerry "down so Uifit she might catch the answer. '•Mr. Henciry's secretary. I'm told," Laura replied. "I've never seen her before." "Isn't she lovely? Jerry, don't you think she's lovely? Look, that b-.cnd girl dancing with Boh . . ." Jerry looked. He saw n slim, golden-haired girl, and even lo his untrained masculine eye it seemed fitting lhat she should ho dressed in rich biack velvet, unadorned save (or tiie gardenias at her shoulder. Her eyes \vcrc bright, clear blue, and the depth of their color contrasted vividly with the fairness of ler skin. She looked to Jerry like a girl who had just stepped out of some rare old painting, too delicate for this mad whirl of dancing. "She's a beauty, all right." he assured Millie enthusiastic;] "And much as T hate to break your faithful old heart, Millie. I think I'll park you over hero by the palms and cut in on her myself." Millie laughed good-naturedly "You're not the only one thinking that. Every eye on the slai, line is following her, hut l!ol keep* out of the way. You haven' a chance, Jerry. Better be contented with me for a while." Millie WHS right. Every lime lie snti' a slim, golJcn-liaircd stW. . . . S/ic looked like a giV/ vlto liail /us) jlcppcJ out of some rare olil painting, Joo aVIicule for this maJ ri'lud of darning. of eyes tried to catch his, a dozen lands started upward to attract iis attention. But each lime, lie droitly changed his course. After his tenth failure to cut in, 'irnmy lUacArthur looked dis- juslcd. .'•What's the matter, with Andrews tonight?'' ho asked Philip Fiendry, standing alongside of him. ; Is he afraid we'll £at her?" Philip shrugged cr.'.-clcssly. "It's plain to see," he.remarked, with a .ouch of superiority, "that lie bc- ;rudgcs you the lady's company." ''Can't say I blame him," Jimmy admitted. "Who is she, Phil?" '"My uncle's secretary, Joan Barrett." •Joan Barrett, eh? Docs she live here in .Green Hills?". "No. In town. 1 ' He smiled provokingly. "And you won't find her listed in the phone book." * * 3 pHILIP edged away from ^ group, a little amused at this ! excitement Miss Barrel! was causing. For his own part he cared little for girls of Hie fragile blond type, Give him n warm red-head any day. or a dashing black-eyed Susan like his sister Sybil. . . • Where was Sybil tonight, anyway? She'd give him the devil if he Presently he her comir toward him, danci::? Neil. Philip smik.i approvingly as he watched her. His sister, he told himself, w,-s certainly the finest looking woman in Green Hills. Tonight, in a gorgeous gown of metal c'olh which empnssized every line o-f her tall, slim body, she was smart, sophisticated, delicately arrogant. For lh^ iy:0rp.enl she seemed un- iiially gay. Her while teeth, strong and brilliant against the deep carmine of her lips, flashed constantly as she chatted with her partner. Her dark SVHJ roved provokingly over the dancers, yet Philip noticed they carefully avoided the stag line, as if she were afraid their challenge might go unanswered. At any other time, Sybil Hendry would have been.Ihc undisputed focus of every mate eye; tonigiit she was feeling the new competition l which her uncle's secretary 'offering. She was feeling it, and despite her sparkling gayety, she was not enjoying it. For more than one reason. . . . Philip, quick to understand his Due to congested condition Hi; refugee camp at Dell the Andrews approached «h c south end o£ the room, where the e. men were gathered, a dozen pair I couples on the floor. didn't put in an appearance. His eyes strayed over the other sister's moods, beyond llio quick flash of her smile, the cool abandon of her dancing. He saw the smoldering fire in her blue- black eyes, the tense poise of her dark head, the tiny pulse which beat spasmodically in her white I ne'ers perfected the substance tliey „ _. ' call niikraft, is being made avai!- ifl Rival GoOSef feathers |. nDle W «sc in automobile seats ____ j and for mattresses and furniture AKRON, O. '(im-industry's "Pholstering. newest contribution to comfort is i the discovery that animal hair en-' Bakclltc Plane Unlit cased in latex and processed into I BERLIN (UP)—A bafcelite plane a resilient- fisure ; eight pattern, re-[has been built by Prof. Firtz Hulh, : " an npnolstery " decking \ German aircraft pioneer. He says that biikelite, which is chiefty used a china substitute, is as .strong metals and much cheaper. | It could be safely used for bomb- roat whenever she struggled to >Id her feelings in control. * t * IE waited until Jim Neil came abreast of him again, then ho epped forward and iapped him the shoulder. With a casual rlello, Phil," Neil surrendered his artner. Philip guided his sister's ,eps out into the center of the oor without speaking. With light nockery in his tone, he sang soft- Ihe words of the orchestra's election: Jine romance, with no kisses— 1 fim romance-, f think this is . ." Keep still!" Sybil snapped, bruptly. Her brother laughed. Nice of me, wasn't it, to give fou a chance to be yourself?" He whirled her past Bob An- Irews and Joan Barrett, smiling rraciously at Joan as he dtd w. 'If you have to be jealous, Syb," te murmured, '"s-hy must you ook the part, for every cat in rcen Hills to find it out?" 'That little upstart!" she whispered through clenched teeth. "1 don't see why Boh hasn't better .asle than lo bring the office help out here." I'm afraid it goes deeper than that. Sybil," Philip said, not un- indly. He tell her arm, resting lightly on his. go tense. "It can't!" she said defiantly, "t won't let it!" Philip said nothing. He felt a little sorry for Sybil. He knew, as no one else had ever guessed, how desperately—and how futilely— she had luved Bob ever since thr.t first evening, five years before, when their uncle had brought the young man home to dinner. 'The. best bond salesman the company ever had," Uncle John told thnm then; now, five years later, lioh Andrews was a junior partner, with every prospect of heading Ihe Hendry organization eventually. ie was as striking in appcri;-- ancc as Sybil; he h:;d the som' 1 dark, blue-black hair, the sami straight classic features, the same flashing sirule. But there the likeness ended'. Where Sybil's eyes were mysteriously cold, no matter how gayly she smiled, Boil's were warm and twinkling. Where she was superficially gay and charming and calculating, with a quick smile lo serve her |>urpose, ic was naturally and sincerely Yiendty, with as hearly a grin ov the bootblack who sbined his hoes as he had for his wealthiest customer. For five long years, Syb'l hid loved him. Because of his assn- ciau'on with her uncle, they wen: constant companions; ho a .houghtful and attentive escort. Yet, despite every effort she linti put forth to deepen their relationship, he was still as unattainable, as impersonal, as he had been on the occasion of their first meeting. lie was Hie one thing in life which she craved above all else: his love A-as the only thing of which flic had ever been deprived. k And now, it seemed, he was ready to throw it, away on toma designing, doll-faced stenographer. (To Be Continued)

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