The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1937 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 23, 1937
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BLYTtlBVILL'E '(AM.); COUKIEH NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBS' COURIER NEWS CO., > rUBUSIiER8 '",'. O.' R. • BABODOKj' Editor . H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dallies, Ino,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Bt. Ixmfci Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Bund »y Entered as second class matter at the post office at Dlytlievlllp, Arkansas, under wt or Congress, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the Clly of Dlythevllle, IBo per weex, or 65o per month, * By innll, within a radlUs of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six montlis, 76o for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, inclusive, $0.50 per year; in zones sevou and etc''', $10.00 per year, payable. In advance, We Must Feel.Neutral , lo Remain Neutral " It would be hard to heave a rock at any public gathering these days without hitting some speaker who is telling his hearers just what America must do to keep oul of war. The speakers don't-seem to agree very well, to be sure. One will declare that only a program of super- preparedness can save us; another, that complete economic self-sufficiency is the only answer; a third, that trade barriers must come down; a fourth, thai the munitions makers and international bankers miipt bp curbed. •Rut they all agree on one thing— that we must stay out of war somehow. And anyone who listens very long, and sees how popular this stay- oul-6f-war thomc is nowadays, must believe that this country's feet are set , in the path of peace as never before. We have been raising all kinds of defenses to the danger of war, of late. \Vc have neutrality laws of high< and low degree; we have a great licet and a strong air force; we have ,a'law to keep us from lending money to /olir ' overseas debtors. We have, in fact, guarded against every danger but one, and it happens to be the only one worth talking about. We have done nothing—for there is nothing much we can do—about .the chance that we ourselves,was individual human beings,, nmy get so .rrfwt we actually want to go to'war. '-r-"' If you will go back and look ! at what happened between 191/1 and 1017, you can see how that works. When the World War began in ,191<1, not one American in a thousand dreamed that it could ever be any direct concern of ours. Europe was a long ' way off, and it was hard to see what the"quarrel was all about. Our predominant emotion was a feeling of thankfulness thai it did not and could , not involve us. And then, in spite of ourselves, the thing began to get hold of our emotions. The unspeakable drama of Verdun and Gallipoli and tho Somme began to get under our hides. We began to pass judgment on the moral issues of the contest. We began to get irritated at the way in which the chaotic mess slopped over on our own old privileges and rights. -." The whirligig turned faster and OUT OUR WAY faster, and we grew more find more impassioned pljoul it. And finally, when . Die German submarine campaign got going, we slid blithely over the dnm. We weren't taken into'the war by the wiles of propagandists, munitions makers, bankers, or anyone else; we look ourselves in. \Ve had ceased to feel neutral; eventually we stopped being neutral. You can sec the same sort of'thing stalling, in a modest way, connection with the war in Spain. - We are already beginning to take sides, to sympathize with ono group and criticize the other. If that war spreads, so will our tendency to take sides. Carried far enough, this couJtl get us into the war—in spile of all our careful safeguards—Just as it did In 1917. There is where the danger lies; in our own e'motlons.. Until we learn how to bridle them, we are unprotected, In Earnest Anyone who doubts that the British are in dead earnest about rearming has only to look at the tax load tho Britons arc willing to carry theso days. Compared with it, we in the United Stales are getting off easy. Before Neville Chamberlain, chancel- V lor of HID exchequer, brought iii iris new budget wilh its higher ralos^ the British taxpayer was shelling 22 1-2 per cent ofi his income to the government in a direct tax. . Beyond that he was carrying a load of "nuisance" taxes whose weight can be appraised by the sifce of those/affecting motorists. •British motorists have been paying taxes of 1C; cents on each gallon of' gasoline. They, also pay ' a horsepower tax on their autos, so set up that a man who owns a 25-h'orsepower car" must: pay. $125 :a-year for his license. ..' When a nation that is paying laxes at such rates: submits to still heavier taxes for the sake of rearmament/it must be admitted that such a nation is decidedly iii earnest about its pro- - pai-edness program. There Is a greater cleplli and sweep to Wagner's operas. -They require .much more of n singer—more study, more 'preparation. — Mme. Lotta Lehmnnn, Austrian'opera singer. * •* . .* If we can establish', Industrial democracy In the United States, we.can insure (lie con- tinimnce of lUs political 'democracy. —John L. Lewis, head, C.'I. O. . * * * The American worker is Independent, but the American Industrialist Is'a slave. ,—Jan rjatn, Czcchoslovakian shoe magnate, visiting the United States. * * • * Each year technical efficiency In industry advances, so the employable group Is bound to become slimmer and the requirements as to age more exacting. —Walter B. I'itkin, author. » * . » The public spends $300,000,000 a year on merti- clncs, nostrums, cure-alls, and other prcvcnla- tivcs which have no curative values, whatsoever. -Dr. T. G. Klump, U, S. Food and 1 Drug Administration. ' r-'RibAi', APRIL : 23; 1937 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Hardening Horses to Coronation Fanfare '.A. Lest tragedy mar ths glorious day V or the crowning of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth'by some charger bolting in fright Into the throngs lining: London slrecis, 40(i liorses of the Royal Scots Greys arc ueiiuj ."conditioned" to the noise,- confusion, and•", bustle- whjch can -be expected. At Aldmhot, liuip^ equipped vulh flags line thcibauacks squ.ue to chcei and wave while the cavalry, hind ahead! marches pa-st "Girls wfin-y aliouUUtcir appearance so they can be popular enough to get ia ; 'dale with someone 'as sloimv us Eddie." - '.'.'.'.'..-, fob rate Founding of kalian Air Corps ~~ ' r*K~ -~«c.r7 By Williams /T BOf OM BOV1 A FORTUNE I2ISWT BEFORE OUI2. EVES! ALL vNE'P HAVE TO DO 15 MOVE THESE BEAUTIPJL -STOMES • DOrVM BV TH' ROAD, AM' ?r:U_ THEM. FO<2 ROCK. TWO A DOLLAR APIECE; OH,BOY; OWOOH— ANOTHER WONPERFUL, SUNNV DAV RUINED// WELL, LET'S GET AT IT, BUT I GOT .A NOTION TO PUNCH VOU. T. KNOW WE- WON'T MM<E ; A NICKLE, BUT I'M AFI?AID NOT TO TCV IT. THE IND.LJSTf2.lAL LEA PEE. CuRi&jjs WORLD BEES/ THOSE LIVING IN OUR,' MAN-fAADE HIVES ARE AS WILD AS THOSE INHABITING HOLLOW TREES IN THE JUNGLE. WERE SO POSITIVE THAT THEY SAW A PLANET BETWEEN MEK.OJK/ AND THE SUM, THE NAME "VULCAN" WAS GIVEN TO IT/ MODERNJ ASTRONOMERS ARE CONVINCED THAT NO SUCH BODV EXISTS. The solid phalanx of Fascist aviators impressed all beholders o! 1 the evolutions which. massed the close- ranked units in the Piazza', Venezin, ,th» heart of Mussolini's Rome. The ceremonies, commemorating the 14th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Italian Air Corps, vividly demonstrated the expansion ot this arm of Italy's fighting establishment. rapid ' • AN AVeiSAGE OF, 105,000 BASE'BALLS AR.E. USED DURING ONE 'SEASON BV THE: MAJOR ;i_EAGLIES. corn. 193) B> ' - ' '1-23 Decs are commonly spoken of as domesticated Insects, but the hce that lives in the most scientifically cqulpp;rt apiary can be transported to a hollow tree and he will be equally at home. A bee never learns to know its master from any other person. NKXT: What insects camouflages as leaves? Tcsls Reveal Jf Child,Is Infected WHh Tuberculosis ,3 / (No. ins) I1Y 1)1!. • MOKIilS FISUHEIN ilitcr, Journal of Ihc American Ncrtiral Association, and oT Hygc.ia, the Health Mapa/inc There now arc available ccr- ain tests which show whether a hild is or has hecn Infected' with uberciilosis germs. It has become .oinary to apply these te.sis to arge groups of children to de- crininc the extent of infection, 'n several states there arc laws vhicli require that tu\wcul;u children be excluded from school. In the : old days; tuberculnsis tn i child was not suspected until :ie had begun to linvc severe toughs with expectoration, to lose weight, and to have night sweats or to develop malformations of the bones. With modem mrthods it is possible to detect (ho disease long before such abnormal t ^i»ns appear. The X-ray, (or instance, promptly- shows changes that orcur in Ihc lung, and. tuberculin tests reveal , presence of (he- Many people hnvc their family doctors use the tuberculin >rst or children "at ..regiilar Intervals ( 0 find, out whether or not the youngsters are In-danger, In 1 i his test, a small amount of material called tuberculin is applied to the skin or, in some rases Injected between the layers of the skin. If the skin reacts positively 10 Years A go From [lie Files of the BlythcviHc Courier News Saturday, April 23, mi OSCBOLA—Kochtitzky levee, thp bulwark that has bssn dependstl upcn to ssivc practically the entire south half ot Mississippi county from overflow, uroke at 1:30 this morning about a mile and a half north of the Luxora-Llttls River road. The crevasse-,* however, i5 a small, ons and it is believed that it can b: rjpairea. The Blyihcvillc . : .Woman's club vice-president. Mrs. Clyde Robinson; sscond vice-president, Mrs. J. W. Blythe; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Tom Sccoy; recording secretary, Mrs. Edwin Robinson; treasurer, Mrs. L. S. Briscoe; assistant treasurer, Mrs. L. H. Moore; registrar, Mrs. E. F. Biomeyer; federation secretary, Mrs. J. B. Clark. said. "Many timjs in her father's store I saw her get up on a box and when he wasn't looking slyly take a banana off the bunch that hung from Hie ceiling there. Bonja must have been about 5 years old then." Sonja Henie's Fondness For Bananas Revealed bananas from her father's store in Oslo. Norway, according to John Gagerlie, who once was her next door neighbor. held Us annunl election of officers | "Sonja's father operated a llt- yesteniay. Those named were: | tic .tobacco store and .fruit stand Tulane Co-Eds Granted Campus Smoking Rights NEW ORLEANS (UP)—Girls at Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University tnay smoke on- the SHELTON, .Wash. (UP)--Sonja campus now. Henic. screen star and Olympic skating 'chnmplon, used to slip Under n new' ruling, the girls may smoke oii the campus, the student council ruled. All others were forced to smoke in the campus smoking rooms. More than children ride president, Mrs. Roy Wf;lton; first In our_ neighborhood," Fagerllc bwcs daily. 2,13I,GOD to school American In motor OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoc-pie ;erm. A posiiive tuberculin lost ,hus means that the .tubercle (jcnns have entered the body and hat somewhere in the body th?rj s infection. There mny. o( course, be case, n which the reactions arc doubtful, and other instances in which 10 other evidence oE tuberculosis can be revealed by any of Ihc accepted methods, in most instances, however, this should indicate I either the necessity for further' testing or for continued watch-j fulness and study . io determine, the point at which the infection' !s localized. j Not always will n person who] shows a iiositive reaction become, severely sick with tuberculosis.! There Is evidence that approxim- i ately 20 per cent of those who ! react positively do present mani-j festations of the disease at some j subsequent time. We do not. however, linve nny certain way o( i knowing which o( those who re- : net positively will be among ihe.' SO per cent who are going to he safe, and which nmonfr the 120^ per cent destined to be severely \ Infected. The safe measure, there-; Tore,. Is to examine carefully at] regular intervals those-who react i positively to the tuberculin tea. i Under a microscope, Influenza 1 --„ .germs nrc blue, pneumonia germs I o this material, this signifies that'look like strings of minute pale .the. tissues have been sensitised to sausages, and scailet fever perms 1 the -material of the tuberciilcnlsrescroble ropes of scarlet rings. ; H£Y, F.ASTUS/IS Ti-V PROPRIETOR AV,OUWD? WE'RE FROM, HIS OLO HOME TOVVM ( JUST TE.LL US WHERE WE CAM- T : !WD HIM, AWE? HE'LL GET TH ' OP HIS LIFE f ARE YOU MIS' N PROMT "? "DOES HE PULL STAKES AT MIGHT, OR DOES H5 HIS B1LLS2 WE 3UST - ' WAMT TO SO WE CAVJ RIB HIM A LITTLE' HE U>OME STAR-' "FO I?E RI5BER MOT PlVe. MIUUTE, Aao —. ME <SOT "DE BLUES SO BAT?, IF'M HE WAMT ED T'LCOK "] A SMAKE IM PE FACE, HE'D HAVE TO CLIMB A STEP LAPDAW VES,SU!-I/ POME STOLE? ALL MIS [W ^ -~ PL AT-FEET HE5UM6 A S1CKSWCW--

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