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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTH'EVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. H. BABCOCK, Editor H. \V. HA1HES. Advertising Manager Sole National Ads'erlislng Kepresontallves: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, SI. Louis, Dallas, Kansas Oily, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday RA, Entered as second class mutter nt the post office nt Blytlicvlllc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 0, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In tiic City of Blytlieville, 15c per week, or 56,60 per year, In advance. By mall, ivllhm a racius ot 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 85c for three months; Sy msil In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, ffl.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, .payable in advance. A Nebraska Example From Nebraska, where thu leadership of Semite!' Georgo Norris brought nljont a conxtituliomil nmciulmciil; abolishing (he old -slato senate and \'Mi c -o of reprosonUUvcs and creiiliiig in their p 1 n c u n s m a 11 one- chamber state legislature, comes the interesting information that one' result of the change lias been a reduction of about 05 per cent in the cost of legislative sessions. Of course this Having, while running into important, money, is not a tremendous matter in these days when a million dollars is just pocket change to our public spenders. Uut the iiniciinicrnl stale legislature of 30 membt'r.s or so has other and more important advantages. Us small MM makes it an efficient working unit. Tin) proportion of fuolx and clown.? in its make-up may be no smaller than in old style legislatures, but at least they arc fewer in number and more readily identified. Best of all, pur- haps, it is easier for I he-public to keep an eye on the legislature and to place responsibility for its actions. Such a one-house legislature has been proposed for Arkansas. We trust we reveal no more than a healthy men- sure of cynicism in the prediction that it will not get far in the general assembly. The worthy members of that body may rank 'high in devotion to the'public welfare but they are not likely to carry it to the extreme of voting'themselves out of jobs. There is another way, of course. The people of. Arkansas have the right to initiate the . necessary constitutional amendment. It will come in time. BLTfTHBVILLB, (AUK.) COUU1ER NEWS Keep America Free However unwise and undesirable may be the activities of the gentlemen who are leaders of the movement for a .sharecroppers union it would be well for those entrusted with the preservation of law and order (p remember that freedom of speech anil of assembly are fundamental constitutional rights of all Americans ami that the arbitrary abridgement of (hose rights simply because they are exercised in a cause which the eonslituled authorities deem wrong is a great 'deal more dangerous to our American form of government than any ill-conceived verbal attacks upon Hint government or its acts. Messrs. Koch, Rodgers and others who have been in jail and out in csist- ern Arkansas in recent weeks because • of (heir activities among tenant formers have a perfect constitutional right (o |>r««cli any socinl or political doctrine that they enn get anyone to listen to and it is the duty of the authorities to defend them in the exercise of thiit right, in Communist Russia, Kas- cist Italy and Nazi Germany a man's thoughts and words belong to (lie ruling power. Let's remember that this is free America. Craighead Abolishes Farm The Craighead county t|iionim court, by a vote of 30 to 6, has ordered the talc of the county's penal farm on the grounds that it i.s eh idly responsible for a county deficit of i?, r >0,000. If it is true that the penal farm was wrecking the county financially the court cannot bu blamed for taking action, though it seems to us,that in- sisleiice upon better management wpnld hnve been a wiser course than abolition. With the farm gone, what does Craighead county propose to do with its prisoners? Are they to sit in idleness in .jail,, to their, own detriment and that of'the taxpayers who must feed them? Are they to be leased out to private •contractors—a system which experience ha* shown lo be the worst conceivable way of handling Hie penal problem? Or what? It costs money to,handle prisoners and to pay the costs incident to their arrest, prosecution and conviction. One police establishments, our criminal courts and, our jails and other penal institutions are inevitably a burden upon imblic revenues. There are no doubt many ways in which we could reduce this expense without loss of effectiveness in combatting crime. But we doubt if there is a better or more economical way of hanUling county prisoners than on a properly equipped and properly managed farm, Such a farm, under favorable conditions, may actually earn an operating prolit. At worst it makes the prisoners partially seir-siisUiiiiimg. That is Ijctler foj- them and • better for the taxpayers than to permit thorn lo ail in .jail. As to the contract system, while it may work out all right financially it i. s so objectionable otherwise that it does not merit consideration. Both trees nml men arc living nicclinnisms more complex than nny political slate. Both urc controlled by decentralized powers, from which messengers, us of the tods, transmit the signals for balanced action to nil pa its of the organism. -Dr. D. T. MucDougnl, of the Carnegie Institute. ' * * * One trouble with our present civilization Is that many people today arc educated beyond their intelligence. -Mrs. Micy Jenkins Franklin. Uoslon University dean ot women. * * » We did not, make a revolution for ' the .sake of n revolution, -Chancellor Adolf HH- ler. TUESDAY, FBBHUAHY 5, ' 1935 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark W. ^ "Hoys, I wunt you to meet flic rmm who is liuiUliny- tliis skyscraper. 40-Year Progress of X-Ray ] Rivals That of: Automobile BV lilt. MO'tiitlS FIHHIJI-IN Editor, Journal uf the American Medical Association, and of Hy- Belli, the Health Magazine Wllhclin Konrnd von naenlgen announced his discovery of the X-rny in .December, 1885. In the •10 yciii-s since that time, the x-ray ' us become one of the greatest, Bids to the medical profession, not only for, diagnosis of disease, bill also lor treatment. The X-ray is u potent force. Doctors In [he curly days tiid not know how to protect, themselves against its dans;crs, and so. many have become martyrs to -their investigations with tliis apparatus. Meantime, many different, improvements have been mudc ,so llinl the X-ra.v ol today is as greatly advanced beyond; the devices used before 1000 is is Hie motor car of today compared with (lie automobile of that period. One ot the chlff nse.s of the x- ray continues lo be tile'' diagnosis of broken bones and' fractures. These 'are studied from' many different angles so that the ' exact relationship of the bones to the tissues may be dclcfiiiincd. With the help of (he • X-ray, it is possible lo get perfect results in recovery. ' ' ' It is possible, by studies of the skull, to determine presence of disease of the hone, of brain lu- mois, and of changes In the blood rcssrts of the skull and brain. Injections of air may be into e hollow spaces inside llic bruin, d these may be carefully studied as to outline and any changes ivhicli have occurred. . There \viis a lime when thu X- fray was used only to study hard j tissue, like bones, Init nowadays it I is possible to visualize other stmc- jtiires of Hie body. Dye substances have b=en discovered which may be taken into Ihe body and which localize in certain organs and tissues; then, by Ihe use of the Xray, these organs' and tissues arc , matic visible. Thus the gall bladder, the l.-id- Iney, the urinary bladder, l!ie or- igans of the female genilal system, . the liver, the spleen, HIM! the Spinal cord may he made visible, and diseases, and changes brought nboia by, na'iiraldy cii- iignoscd. r » - * All .sorts uf (ILscHitvj today arc: being treated with •the X-ray, from simple conditions of the skin to deeply .•.filled ttmiors m Ilia abdomen. To shorten the lime of application of the X-ray for these deep tumors, apparatus' has been developed which will deliver up to 8110,000 volts, (ho normal tissue of the body being protected by filtering these rays through copper lil- tm - -i£iSl Naturally, such apparatus "is exceedingly expensive. It has become customary, therefore, lo provide such service through hospitals and through special X-ray laboratories, so that cost of the apparatus and its use may be distributed over a considerable number of people and thus made generally available. . Of the 7000 hospitals in (he United Slates, more than two- thirds are already fully equipped with excellent X-ray apparatus. The Editor 1 . Letter Box (l;i.s Tux Xoncs iTo the editor:) I notice n pro- liosccl bill extending llic gas lax zone line on :i .sliding .stale. The.- further you live from the Missouri line the more tax to be puid, iinlll tin. 1 full slate lax i.s p;tid. This u'ili automatically put many stations out of business. Tin; com.'i ;ill'Hf •! cc'iil.s a j;;ill<in ctim- mibsion. which about takes ciirc of the expense and cvaiioiiilion in ifi. 'they ixxst the retail price/ and were ;ni operator in wli [ O rj loss his conlracl would he voided.) What, licneflt can remit (rorni this zoning plan is a tiucslion which only lime will tell. U will OH—I'M so SORRY _1 M BEG VORE PAR DIM' English, borri. 1%'iVRvi.ssif?. j n\>ad« 1CV i.u,c*"^ -p. 1 cS$?N V-f«-csimI^^ Ixnt.-Iil .some who HIT in itie .selected mm and close others Hint are within miles ot the zone. In order to place nil of the citi- •/cii.s of tlic state on an sjt(iiul basis, reduce the tux to 3 cents n gallon. Then everyone will be treated alike. Or let the tax stand as it. is. repeal Ihc present. :tOO- fool xoiie. and you will Ition have it on an equal basis.. It our legislator* are trying lo help the .state and not a few \vho are cimag in the BUS business by reducing the lax zone;;, they will sec the unsomidnos', <>i .such lrgislai.mii. I nin lor the Interest of my state and county. Bui I am op- |»scd to such special taxation. Wily don't you people \vho live within or near this none line v:ni:c up. Your stations will be closed within 15 miles ol the border it this special act- pa.v:cs. It. N. Fatnir, Ulylcliville, Route 3. Hadassah Aids Experts In Fight on Trachoma i'l'O.V. lUI'i—The III- ilian field Snvict- t,r the Interior Ucpartmrat I in;, cnlis'.cd the aid of the HodnWRli Medical Organ- i/aticn in Pull-Mini- in - m cdiicn- linnnl i-iimpaiau ;i«.,iu;i trachoma anumu Indians. Til? I'iilrMliii- ')r ! ;;i;.i/;i(iiiii is nctlnliiinrd Ivy Uminv,:,!,. Women's Dr. Tliiim Ya:,-.i;v. thirl i,| |,h c medical no:i|>. !,-, ii,.,|-;,iclii-il n tCt Ot hllllCMl .•!!•!'•: ,,|, luifllljimi |» '->>'• J'" 1 !"'! 1. i 1 :. ;:!-.„• of the Imluin UTv:c". 'Ihc lliiila.--.ii! M (ji a ,i oigani- zalion inainliiins ** coiinlrv-widL' oplithaliiLolOBiril li^aiimeiil Ui I alcsllni'. 11 v n ; . poinUrl mil that eflurU; ol HIP Ur.-wm^du,, ,„ c ,- ad . IciiU' tvaih'iin., ,,, r-a!e:.liii" havr IC-Mlltctl III li'Vi'iij-- J[ lr t-.xtPii^ (jl live <»'•-<.•;!-.;• .iiinj.; ;i7.iwi)' ,,e\iUi IIIIUIN lllMti: TODAY CAI.i: llli\l)i:ilS(l,\, tirollr niMl it3, tv.>rk« In u «I)X mill. sj,'. ,',,j ln-r JU-)ciir-uM lirullirr, l»llll, fcnii|ii»rt ilu'lr Invalid ftilhrr. STUVB jn;vi:us >.h» ui>o \\arli* In llio mill n»k> Cale lo marrf Iilni. Slic pro,,,!.,., ,„ B | ve liljn tin tuiMVi-r In u feiv Uuyi. l.nlcr Ilirtl rvrnlii K Cnlc BOO Akniln^ mi I)IL> river, xup* fbrough llir iff nml In ri'kfin'il liy IHHAN WMSTMOIli;. whose fnllnr. now ilojiil, bullc IlR' mill, llrlnn imktt Cnlc (o «alt whllo lie x e t» |,i w rur Ijin \ilK-n he return!, nUe in HIJLI-. Jlritin lins rotne homo tiner Itru yr-.tij. In ritrls, t-funlin-etl l,e enn /tever Ije nil nrll^l nnU en^er lo B» 1" »-«rk In Hi.- mill. VICKY TIIA rcitiat. iiniminiT or non- i;irr ''!ii;n. KP nrni> uun,- nt;er ot ihe mill, »«lieme« to vuii- Itilnn nee« Oali- in il, e mill and rrei)gnl/.e\ her. .Yi. A ( trvtultiK he nsk.s to «-nll; Koine. ivIIU lu> r . Oale ri-rnve^, Ijnl Sieve hee« lljrni lo- Bi'llHT njid Inter lie nud Gule i|ii:irrt.'l. l.dllely, <:jilp Kttcn Mktlllni; nKillli. She inect^ Itrl ul llu-j- skntc li.-i'rlUT. in. HSU* lier li> in,, i lilnl Di;;|]ii IH'At evcfilny "ml IJnle liiilf-liriinilses. Tluit nlslil her liittier tx Intien ill. xuw t;o ox WITH THK STOKV CI1APTEU xvil j\H- CAHll tolded the stetlioscope >J mill slipiied It itilo liis jiocket. lie was a UUIc man witli a very round face and busby gray eyc- !iro«-s. • He wore spectacles set tlovvn on his nose, so that lie liad to iiecr downward lo sco tlirougli ilicin. "Well," he said, silling down in a chair beside tbo bed, "what liavc you been dtiiua lately?" He Iciincil forward, iiultlii!; his hand i»n TDIIJ Ileiiiler.soiry wrist. "I've been feelini; jiretty Booil," Ilii: man in licil told liiii|. The liciivy In'Oiithing liiul sloiipcil but 'I'uiii llciiilcrson's voice sounded won I; ami t;ictil. "I've iul'. betlcr lately ilian I have for a long time— iiulil llii.s Kixjll came on tniilclit." CJalo v.-aa lilainliiiK ill llic other siile af itic tied. Sim said. "Yes. Doctor, lie (old us thai yesterday, lie's been Helling out for a little U'idli every day—" "Mow fiir'tl you go?" Ductor Carr IlSliCll. ".li:st lo the corner." '1'iic due-tor noiklcil. "TtHt frn 1 ," lie suld. "Just vvhul 1 iliouahi. You've been ovcr-iloiiig it. Ileiulor- son. Thai's wliui always liaiipeiis. As soon an » man begins to feel better he thinks ho can £d oui and ilo as miicli as lie ever tlitl. Well-he can't, liotiy's like any otlic-r inaeliiue: when it's used up i('^ got lo liavi; Now for Ihc next Itt'ii or ilircc diiyti I \vimt >uu In may in licil. Itisbt here in bed, umJcr.shmd?" lie looked mi ut,Calu llieii. "I'll writo a prcscriiitlon." be wcnl on. "You can havo it filled tomorrow. Keep on with tlio oilier medicine; just as I lolil you. Ami see ibai your father slays o,ff his feet." "Yes, Doctor." Gale followed Hie doctor itilo'llie ouler room. Her eyes bclil the iliiestioti slic drcailcil miltiuK into viurds. "Doctor—?" "'riiere'a uotlnnj; lo worry aboul." he reassured ber, "so Ions as your ialbcr docs as I've toll! him. Those' walks were loo much for him. ycc Hint lie lakc.i Ilia iiiedicine iittcl biays off liis feel. That's Hie oiily ure tlu>r» »—Joal rest. All any. one can d<> lor him. See that ho gets It." * « * Jf-TE hail taken a pen out and was . writing on a sheet of paper. "Here's llio prescription," he eafd. Ho ivcnl on wllli Instructions about the meillclno anj a moment later was at tlic door. Gale said. "Gooil night, Doctor," ami stood for a moment looltlut out at the darkness. Ju n:i lioiir or GO tlic sky would bo growing light acaln. siie thought of the old iilirase, "Always darkest before dawn," and thought that It was certainly true of the night, ai least. Was it (rue of other tlilnga? Slio closet! the door tbcii and loclictl U anil turned to sco her brother wailing In the hallway. "How Is he now?" Phil asked. "Belter, f B i, es s. Tho doctor gave him something to niako him sleep. Doctor Carr says there's no (laiiKcr ot another attack so Ions as he keeps quiet. He'll havo to llay in boil for a few days." "Can lie slay here alone?" "I thought maybe Mrs. O'Connor would bo wilting to come in and bring him some lunch at 110011 and iierliaps stop In once or twice tlur- iiiR Hie tiny to see if there's any- Ibhif be wants. If slio c.iu't we'lt have to get someone else. You'll belter go to bed, Piill, ana get some sleep if you can—" "Aren't you going?" "I'll wait up for a little while. I'm not sleepy." She went to the iloor ot her fa. .lier's bedroom ami looked inside. lie wns lying with his eyes closed, dale cntorcd uuictly iiml turned out (ho light. She went kick lo llic living room ami sat tlown In Ihc big chair )y Hie window. It was trtio lliat she tliil not feel sleepy now—mere- y tired—but slip wanted' to be icai- in case her father should call. QALK leiinctl b.ick in her cbair nml thought iliat llm nlghi Mined emllcss. €ouHl it possibly lave been only Hie evening before that she luiil been down on tlic •iver. skiiling with Hi-Ian Westmore? Sbe imt the thought from her guiltily. She iliiln't want lo tlilnl; of that now. The clock on-tlic inblc licked mviiulonaiigly. (Julo cuuld tiol see ! it from where slio :<at bin :<lic knew it mtisi. be -1 o'clock-, or hiier. Slio heart! a li;iii( ivhislle »IK) tlicti Ibere was silcnceltigiiiu except for the clock's lie-king. Ualo closed her eyes— Uriglit sit n II glii, streaming Iliroucli ihe windnw, itwalivncil bcr. l''or a moment sbe tlitl not know where slio was. Then she lumped to her feet ami hurried lo her father's romu. He was sleeping quietly, (liilc closed iho iloor autl wcill lo wake her "I'liil!" slic uaiil, "lict up. 'it's laic—almost 7 o'clock!" WJicn I'liil ajiueared in,llic kitchen, slcepy-cycil and with his hair slill daiu]i from iho vvoi comb he lull! llscil un II. (Jalc wits iioiirhi^ coffee. There was cereal oii Uic (able, a ptato of toast anil auotlier coiitaluljjs a fried egg. "Sit tlowti anil eat," sue told him. 'Tin going to run over to Bee Mrs. O'Connor." Slio was out of tlio room .and oach again au Instant latcr.'puliing on her coat. "Father's aslocp," siio salil. "I (,'iicss it will be all right to leave lilm If Mra. O'Connor can come over—" Mrs. O'Couiior could. She listened sympathetically to Gale's account of wliui liad happened Ihc night before, and said Blie'd lie s;Iatl to talic Tom Heiiilerson Ills luncii. 'J'ho Iioor man—him such a linnt worker and always glatl lo do a good turn for a neighbor. "Tim's hrollier, you kuow," Mrs.. O'Connor coufldc'l, "ho liad lliem spelts when lie couldn't gel htii breath. Oh, it was terrible! I've seen him Ihal bad, I'm tellin' you—" Tlic slirill blast of a whistle Interrupted. "Oil!" exclaimed dale, panic- slrickcn. "I'll lie hue at the mill!/ Ucre, airs. O'Connor, here's tlio , key—I" She turned and deil tlowu tlio walk. OKfi breiilli was still coming In deep gasps as she ciilcietl llio !,' room ami hurrieil lo her place. She. bent lier heart, fingers flying. Somehow she knew, lliougli she did not look up, tiiat Fislicr. Ihe foreman, w;is crossing (he room, com- hiB toward her. Sim knew wiiat ho wonltl say. Slio hail lieard him say H lo others. "You llicre! J ' ' : "Ye.s, Me. Kjslicr." 'I'lia lie.-ivily mirciistlc voice rose uiully. "Ko yon tlecidcil lo como lo work loOay, ilitl yon'.' Well, tliat'a certHiuly very nice! Made up your mind al the last miniilc, I suppose—after you'll heard the, whistle. Uo yon know what tlmo t! sv.-itclies arc liir'neil on licro?" "Yes. Mr. Ifislicf." "TliDii what's (ho idea of coining iu five minutes late? Do you think yen win get jnray ivtilt that:' Do you. think we can run tliia mill with everyone, comiug to work "'lien iliey please V" Girls all 3round heard what lie was saying. H was impossible f or Ilicm not to hear. Gale's cheeks were burning. Without wailing fur .-in ausivcr Kishcr went on. "Maybe yon think tlttivt: uuyhl 111 lid coino changes aru'Uiil lirrn—s« yoir c;m tlroji In in work whenever you feel like it! Well, let mo 'lell you. llicio'll Lo changes all i-igltt fr Lliia liapiipiis/ iignin. Vive minutes l:uc. you were, /•'ire minute* laid II it liapuem ngiiin, Miss Ilighandtuiglny, KiiM-c'II he a new girl standing right where you are. Do you understand that? Vou'lJ tic through!" (inle fiiid; "Yes. Mr. Fislier." SIio coultl scarcely hem- her own voice but slic'got the words out. lie sinned away and lucu liirncil hiicl;. "If U h/ippe-its once more—" he Enid menacingly. Critic; ilitl noi answer. Kilo licnt her liciid ni«( snapu'cil n Ijohliin off. (To lie Conliiincil) New Jersey Feline Waited For Sun to Serve Dinner LAKE liRSKlNE, N. J. (UP)—A! cat may look al a ciuccn. but this one sit down by a block of ice. When tin; tlrst ice of winter iprcad over Hie lake region of northern New Jersey, Tom Mc- Gce, n governor of the Erskine Lakes Preserve, went for a walk on Lake Eiskintj. and much to his .surprise discovered a 17-inch pickerel frozen fast in tlic ice. Dodged in the mouth of tlic pick- iinl wns n four-inch yellow perch. Cutting llirous;!! the . ice, Mc- Gce look the fish lo his home and left them on i.s porch, still encased in the ice. Others would be interested, he thought, in tliis phenomenon of nature, /tud he was right. But most interested of all was Puss, who sauntered out for a. look. She could sec the fish easily in the ice. She sccnlcd the block and scratched it: then sat doivn to watch. After an hour or so the block was much smaller, yet Puss waited- oii. liui in . the late afternoon, iifitr the.' sun' had played ,011 it for u long time, the ice was iflll melted away.' i Then Puss, arose! 'stretched hcv- ;.sclf. and majc.'ilici.lly walked jiway •And—oh. yes, she took the fkh! OUR BOARDING HOUSE i EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. (U [P;— J. H. Brawncr, ts?,, C t:t a Itootli, and his wife, 70. recovered i/rotii mi attack of ' whooaing cough Uccciitly^ uotli ;uc doing nicely. J^y Aheru DO YOU "REALIZE YOUVE G\VEN SO MUCH TIME AN"D ATTENTION TO YOUR HORSE YOU'RE NE6LECnhlG VOUR WORLD PUBLIC WITH SCIENTIFIC "DISCOVERIIES AND IMVENTICJNS,/ TO LIGHTEN TH"BURDEN Of') ~^ H(^/E TH LEFT TH'OfD "-v IOEA MY LAD,THE HOO'PLL .,.„ ALWAYS ALEKT j\WD tVEft ..WITH T3ROOKLETS O^RESH THOUOHT. IF HE SAYS WATER ON THE TiRA\N \ T ' ' " HIM WITH THIS HORN/j HOWS TH\S AN IDEA.--.'? A DENTAL CHEWINcb GLIM / I'LL TAKE CHICLE,Ml* IT WITH A TOOTH CLEANSING ANT), HAVE TOUD YOU, 'L.,, t>A ALV-/AYS TALKING AWAY

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