The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1937 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 26, 1937
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'(ARK.)' COUWIER NEWS THF'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, FUBMSHEH8 C. R. BAI3COCK, Editor H. \V. HA1NES, Advertising Manager • sc'.e Notional Advertising Repretentatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Bt.- Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every AfWrnoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office at Blythevillp, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1911. Served by the Onltta Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ot Blythevllle, 15o per weeK, or 65c per month. Bv mall, wlthm a ratlins of CO miles, $3.00 per year 5150 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, 56.50 per year; In sone: seven and eight, $10,00 per year, payable In advance. Lower Freight Rates Not so many years ago the establishment of a barge terminal at Bar- lichl was regarded as an essential part of any program for the dcvelop'mcnt of Blytheville. For various reasons nothing has ever been (lone about it and xvci'j; possibly that is just as well. ' It might be worthwhile, however, in the light of improved business conditions, to make a new investigation of the benefits .which such a terminal would bring to 'this city, f ' High freight rates,: it is commonly said, constitute today one of the chief obstacles to southern industrial development. ',A)i f effort is now underway to bring rates-in ihis section into line with those prevailing,, in the,-slates north of the Ohio river.; If that can i Jje accomplished industries 'will -find southern locations more advantageous than iiv.the past. Cities on the Mississippi river, however, need riot, wail for a general readjustment ,,to obtain the benefits of lower' freight rates. .Ten years or KO ago Ibe property owners of the city of Helena bonded' themselves for the' construction of a municipal barge terminal. Because the Helena terminal's tonnage figures are not particularly impressive some residents of the eoTirmunily regard it as something of a white elephant. But the volume of freight which it handles is no measure of the benefits con- Terretl by the terminal. Because of the existence-of the terminal all freight to or from Helena enjoys "ii vale, ad vantage.- There is a saving of 50 cents a bale and upward on cotton shipped from Helena, the Helena World points out, and a saving of 51 a ton on coal shipped to that city. In the vicinity of Helena, as around Blythevillc, the supply of merchantable timber has been virtually exhausted,. But the lug wood, prod• nets industries continue their operations at West Helena because the barge terminal gives them, a freight rate advantage that they cannot get elsewhere in Arkansas. Similar figures could be cited at length without proving that it would be profitable for Blytheville to invest in a river terminal. Certainly the fact that it would be ten miles away would have some effect upon the benefits to be expected from it. But a thorough survey of the possibilities would cost little' and might point the way . to . opening up new opportunities for this community. Bob Cook's Ambitions The 1/ehaVjor of Bob Cook, say political observers, marks him as a candidate for public office and the assumption is that the office for which he is pointing is that now held by Carl E. Bailey. Mr. Cook, who is in the automobile business in Little Rock, has been taking time oft' about twice a week to address civic and fraternal gatherings over the slate. No business man does that, say the wiseacres, merely for the fun of the thing. It will he remembered that in last year's gubernatorial primary Cook, although little known outside his own county of Pulaski and without much in the way of organized political backing, made a surprisingly strong race. No doubt'.the vote lie received encouraged him to believe that he might do even better another time. If he still has political ambitions he is no doubt wise in taking measures to be certain that the people of the state will not have forgotten hfm by. the time primary day comes around again. , Ho will also/however, if he is wise, recognize that a good showing in . O nu political race holds no promise, of success in Another one. In 193G there was a confusion of 'issues in tlie gubernatorial 1 race.', fn 1938 there will be only one .'major, issue—tlie record of Governor Bailey, 'if the governor's record is generally satisfactory—and at present there is no •' reason to doubt that it will be'.so regarded by of the 'voters of the state—lie will be entitled to the second term fo>' which be has already said that he will be a candidate. And the man who runs against him, whatever his merits and capabilities, will be risking virtually certain defeat. MONDAV,. APRIL 103T SffiE/Wlf nrst they tell me I've golta quit fighting to stay In baseball, and now I BO to the btg-leaRue brcausc r get iti fights. --Angela Bnttnin, ivlm came from tlie Dui-luim baseball club to Join llic. Cincinnati Reds as a "fighting" catcher * * * Give me another fllngcr like that and I'll grab the peiinant. -Bucky Harris, manager ot Washington Senators, commenting on the way the president tossid Ihe nrst ball of the season * * * You cannot legislate the habits of people. -Albert B. Moore, inspector, Nc«- York State troopers. My efforts in behalf of unfortunates'-have brought me the greatest and most lasting satisfaction. -Clarence narrow, famous larfycr * * » No war can be fought without oil. ant! the three nations straining most toward war-Germany. Italy, and Japan-have no oil of their own. -Dr. H. M. Busch, assistant director, Cleveland (O.) College. SIDE GLANCES By George Clarlc ' OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople: "Most of them didn't gel a hit dirty. Let's not lake them back lo mama—maybe (hey won't even notice anything." Rend Courier News \Va._j AO YES, MR. HOOPLE WAS OPERATlMa A WITHOUT A AMD 1 HAVE AM ORT2EH HERE-- TO ATTACH HIS CIRCUS-— WILL IMPO"RfA HIM THAT HE CAN RECLAIM , HIS •PF.OPE'RTY "BY PAyiMa HIS LICENSE •pee ~~ i LOCATED ^THE -IEMT, BUT THE "FL^AS HAD 3UMREP THE COOP, SO TO SPEAK / IP YOU CAME HERE LOOK.IW6 "FOP, PL6A-5, i. HAVE A HOUSE •FULL'OF nHEM~~- IP YOU WAMT TO SEE ~THe/V\ "PERFORM/ WAIT UMTIL 1 SOUUD THE •DlMKJETz, CiOKi<3 AMD WATCH THEM aUMP>—- ft^> "FOP, COLLECTIMC5 THE MOMEY FOR THE LICENSE, YOU'D BETTER -FIGURE- OM USIKIG ' TME TEMT OKI YOUR HOOPLE POOLET? HIS READY IT WOULPM'T •RELEASE r^ -THE LEVER OKI (^S\ A NICKEL SLOT | \ e2*g§® V MACHIMtr OUT OUR WAY /I'M AFRAID 1 MI6MT WAlie YOU UR AW UMPO WWUT "COME ~ IT TAICES ABOUT THAT TO &n vou SOU LL NEVER BE A &OOC> FI&HTEri IF VOU DOM'T TAX.E AD OF E CHAXJCE- WHEM GROG&V AM' HALF OUT, AM' ALMOST A5LEEf? VOL) SHOULD JUMP )W AW POUMD WE WITH E.VEEV- 7MIM& VOU 6O5 •' s Sunlighi, "Rest/and Good Food Foes 01' Tuberculosis, (No. li)7) • .: " IIV Oil. itlORKIS I'ISIIHEIN , Editrr, Journal of the American Hygciii, the Health Magazine ' Tuberculosis attacks all races of mankind and, Indeed, all classes of human society, at ail ages. It . however, largely a disease of' poverty anil malnutrition. j Tlie danger of tuberculosis seems to have been steadily declining (luring; the past half century, a re- [ suit pcssibly due to some change In the nature of the germ of ^tuberculosis, perhaps also to Vis change that has taken ,placc tin the constitution of man. Bettor nutrition and general hygiene-^are Important in stamping out- this disease.- With the coming of the industrial era, overcrowding in factories anil homes, and long hours of labor, there was a definite Increase In the tuberculosis death rate. Then came the perlo&Jf of' protection of workers, elimination i of child labor, improved social by- :i'i>. 'Hil'iiion. and housing. ,is t result, the rnte now la declin- ' ing. The 'truly extensive knowledge ,ve now have of tuberculosis should make its complete prevention an ultimate possibility. Yet it is not possible to stamp out overnight a lisease of ibis character. The problem is one for succeeding generations. In the path to complete prevention, the nrst step is to keep children from being infected by adults with whom they come in contact. This Is not so simple as it sounds. Today we are crowded together in a way that we have never been in the past. The individual home has largely disappeared In our great cities Instead, we have tremendous apartment houses occupied by anywhere from three'to 100 fam- lics. Here children come in con| tact not only with their own parents and relatives, but with a great number of other children ' and other families. The child of an earlier day Played in his own backyard until the age of .six. Today the child ?oes early to nursery" .school, or nlnys about with other voum:slcrE. while his mother is at wort:. Then ho S<KS to kindergarten and. later , assembles with other children iii i public schools. Human beings are crowded ,to- •clher in street cars, buses, rind elevators; and ga'.hcr In crowds' u halls of entertainment and at t various public events. It is no:! possible for any person in inn j,J i a modern city to avoid contact ' with other human beings. j Yet we know that ]>e<i;iir- j n i "any parts of the world did not j have tuberculosis until it was jibrought to them by civilised hu- ' nan beings. We know, too. that he first infection coming into a population which has not been Previously subjected to tuberculosis Is far more dc.structi\,> than •nn coming Into a community in which the disease " has ;ilV.-ays flourished. . * 2 i'S A car that Is streamlined per- j Ths first water power mill in feclly for a speed of 30 miles an i America was established at South hour is not streamlined perfectly [ Berwick, Ms., in 102C by Fercli- lor a speed of CO miles nn hour. 1 nantlo Gorges, who obtained a "rant from England cmpow;rin^ him to develop \vnl:r pswer on the land lying bet\ve:n lie 40111 and 48th latitudes from 52:1 to sea. CAST O JOAX IIAHUM'IT. Iicrotnc, sec- l:iry It, JiiTm Henilrj-. .lOlia," HKMHtY, mliiliiE ltnv»l- HM'llt llPllll. SYllir, HMXDUV, Kurlnllli!, JiHin Ili'.'sJrj-'* niece nn*l .Torm'N rival In i' ii 11,ii- HE.\niir, sybil'* I) U It O THY STAUKE, Joan'! ril.Uir.DS .VORTO.V, California * f 3 u ;.:ARION V/HITE ©1537 m SERVICE.INC Sjliil .irkcil In tlint . .t:irlfii|v inilnl fr ,-s Unit wlilclt lo i p-: CHAPTER V FT was almost midnight when L Sybil returned to her own 'ome. -She had left her uncle in ' particularly., jovial frame of Mind, suid she-felt certain that-he •/ould relent in the matter of °hilip. She decided to '.vait up in hour or so, in case her brother 'Hd get home that night. It would •ot do for him to believe that she 'ad lc! him down, because she •neanl lo have him do something tor her. As a mailer of fact, she rarely failed him. Philip was cxtvava- ^anl, impetuous and utterly irresponsible, yet he had a certain vecUlcss charm which compelled her admiration. It might ln\c been that she understood his faults because the same desires smoldered within her. If she were better able to control Ihem than he was, it was because she viewed Ihe world's tolerauct \vith move calculation. There was Uncle John, for one ihiny. Despite the trust fund which her father had left them, Uncle John was siill an economic necessity, and his principles must be appeased. That task Sybil took unto herself and she handled it well. Jennings, the butler, looked into the living room. ''I put your car in the garage Miss Sybil.' he announced sedately. ''Will there be anything else." ''rso, Jennings, nothing move. 1 ohe picked up a mcgazine anc rettlcd hcrrclf on the divan. "B; tile way, did my brother call whiti I was out?" "Mo, Miss Sybil. There were n calls." "Thank you. Don't bother will the lights. I'm staying up while." "Very well, Miss Sybil, 1 ' II withdrew quietly, Icavin;; ;ui op prcssivu slillnei-s about the roon Sybil turned the putfcs of th magazine listlcrely and listened t the hall clock tick off the second The house seemed chilly, sli thought. "P/iiii',0," Sufcif pursued* facl/u/iy, "I'limalie a bargain nw'l/i von. "What is it}"' ' He looffcd al her "I didn't know a thing about it until this evening, Philip. Why didn't you call me instead of Uncle John?" "I didn't call anybody. Those silly cops wont through my. pockets, I suppose, and found his card. Then the opportunity of .alking to the great John Hendry was too ranch for them to pass up. don't know what he told them, ijul today they wouldn't let me make another call." Sybil helped him out of liis coat. ' ; Did you have anything lo cat?" she asked solicitously. "Eat! Don't be silly. V,'hy would I want to cal that tripe they hand take you out won't have to I'll loll him out?" ' : Comc on r then. I'll find you something." She led the way toward the kitchen. "I need a drink first," he grumbled. "All ii;:ht." She opened cup- l:r->vd doors, brought out a fe\v i^ ~. "Where does Jennings kc: ; > Ihe Scotch?" she asked. "First shel!, at the right," Philip f.liquor in his lite, so he said.] 'Til settle with Sam Bowser. I'll ust had an attack of vertigo last | S i vc him something ou account light He'd met a few business and £ecul . Uv fol . Hlc ^ A]]d ;£ icquamtanccs in the village and hey offered him some nice lime >'° u » d ° something for me, I'll drinks. Delightful drinks, he!give you $50 a week extra and bought. The next thing, he found | expenses. It will himself out in the street beating ] n{ t(nvn , 00> so yc up a cop with his cane. 'I was | fac( . Undc John lust walking down ihe street, , you - vc gotten a job, and by the Philip mimicked with a grin, j lime you gct ba( . fc _ „„.„ ]m , c Jm _ ' 'when I felt an attack coming on. j gott£?n M al)out (hjs : , And this officer insisted that I was) <.\v] )a t do you want me to dcT intoxicated. He insulted me. I! ,ell you, when I get back to Boston—' Oh, when ho gels back to Boston, he'll have the governor down to demand an apology." Philip laughed at the memory. "The devil of it was," he continued, "I think the old boy was sincere. Those old friends of his must have had a rare time spiking his lime'drinks." Shortly before one o'e'ocl; Sybil j offered. Sybil took it down, poured out a generous portion, then went to Ihe And where dc/ T go?" "Chicago." "What for?" Ho offered her cig.irct, look one himself. "To do a litllc detective work," "Defective work? On what?" lii- held the match for her. heard Philip turn in at the driveway. She went to Ihe window, watched him put Ihe car in the j refrigerator for ice cubes. "Here's garage, and heard him slum the almost a whole chicken," she ob- cioors violrntly. Evidently his day served, and a bottle of milk. Want in jail had i:ol left him in a very |me lo make coffee. Philip?" bright tramp of mind, ricd to Iho front door to lot him She wished she hurl asked "No. I'll take the milk. Got any tomato juice?" "Half a jar of it, ail nicely I would point oul imam ihe attack on this disease inn not only a ,medical but ab economic- attack. Tubcrculo.-U disease associated with bud eienc. It multiples when (he an insufficient amount nf rest, sunlight, and fresh air. a sudden drop In wages or nanclal depression will sc-u .\n increase of tubciciitosi.v Jennings to prepare some sort of chilled." a supper. In all probabiiily j Gradually, as the drink took cf- Philip hadn't eaten all day. How"- jfccl, his spirits rose. He attacked ever, she could fix up something lor him. thai, -! be > an I is a hy-1 U- is ! lood,! And i i Ii- I 1 in , . the chicken eagerly, forgetting for Ihe while liiat he bore a grievance. Soon he was telling Sybil about his day in jail—about the fiat- fooled suard who walked up and down Ihe corridor lecturing them —about the three others who shared his cell—the roughneck, the penitent panhandler, and the dignified gentleman from Boston. "Honest, Syb," he said affably, . - waving a cold chicken drumstick, "That was a fine tritl; you Id the | "you'd have died laughing at that old man pull." j old duck. Never touehcd a drop T.IELLO, Philip," she greeted him • Li flatly. He looked up scowling, ;md did not return her greeting. Svbil closed the door behind him. "I'm terribly sorry—" th,.> began. Philip's scowl deepened. "You should be!" he said scovnfullv. f.TALF an hour laler, Sybil said cautiously: "Uncle John was upset about it. Philip." Philip's good humor faded. "Don't lalk Uncle John lo me tonight," he snapped. "I'm getting fed up with his interference. I don't need him telling me how lo live Sybil sighed. "That's just the trouble, Philip. We do need him, very badly. I've a 'slack of bills now that are two months overdue. And I hate to remind you—" "Don't bother! I remember, well enough. Snm Bowser IKIS my I.O.U. for two thousand and he's gelling nasty about it. Well, let :ne handle Sam Bowser . . . ." Sybil shrugged, eloquently. Philip couldn't bundle Sam Bowser, and she knew it as \vell as he did. And it Sam Bowser wc-nl to Uncle John, it would be difficult. "Philip," Sybil pursued tactfully, "I'll make a bargain with YBIL tlrcw in the flame, inhnM deeply. "I want yo;i to find ml something about Uncle John'., iccrctary—Miss Barrett." Philip blew cut His match impatiently. "Oh. Syb, what's the use of doing anything like that? Gee, I know how vou feel, but there's nothing we Van dig UP about her in Chicago." "I have rcasotf to think that there is." "What do you mean?" "I know—and never mind how I found out—(hnl there's Vomc- Iliiug in her background' which would not make a very prclty He looked at her suspiciously. "What is it?" I'hilip raised his cyebrr, \vs thoughtfully. "And you think lhal would finish her with Bob?" That depends upon whnl it is. But there's onolhcr angle for us to coo'.sidcr. Uncle John seems lo be as much infaUmled with her as Bob is, nnd he wouldn't be the first old num lo leave a foilunc lo his sccrclury. A nice mess that would leave us in, Philip." Philip smoked in silence for a moment. Presently he asked: How do you expect me to go/ about it?" (To Be C'oiiliuMd)

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