The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1936 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 9, 1936
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PAGE THE . BLYTHEVILU3 COUKIER NKWS TIM COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertises •eiireecntnltvcs: Arkansas' Dailies, Ine, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas Olty, Memphis Published Ivcry Aft*moou Except Sunday Enteml us second class matter nt, tlie post cfllct at Blytlicville, Arkansas, under act. ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Served uy the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the City of Blylhcvllle, 15o per week, or $6.60 per year, in advance. By mall, within n radius of 50 miles, »3.00 per ycnr, $1.50 lor six months, 75c (or.Uireo months; by mall In postal zones two to six, inclusive, »«.60 per year; In zones seven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable In advance. Prison Is Dijferent-- When You're Inside II isn't likely lhal very many judges will follow the Hilvico of Jndye Miclmcl Angclo lUnsmaiino of Pitlsbiirgh and do a brief 'stretch in prison lo lestni what it is like to be on the rocciv- . ing end of a .sentence. Judge Miismamio got the quaint notion that a man whose job it i.i to send other men lo prison ought to know a little KonicllmiK about prison life. So he had himself put through the hopper recently ul Pennsylvania's Western Penitentiary. lie' came out, after three days as a convict, announcing that (he prison had taught him more Hum Harvard h:>,d, and urging all judges to go and do likewise. "It is extraordinary," lie says, "that- this has not been done before. It is like talking about combating an epidemic without seeing, some of the victims lo determine the typo of epidemic that is to be treated." A judge's part in the "war against crime" is a rather peculiar one, when you stop to think about it. He comes into each case cold; so lo speak; himself (he very incarnation of respectability and -.uprightness. Jle is forever being confronted with people who have very little of either quality, and is compelled to say what should be done with them. . . On the surface, his job may be simple enough—to put these people where (hey. won't do any more harm, A safe-cracker behind the bars is not going to do any more safe-cracking until his sentence expires; for the time being, at least, society is protect-" ed-Hiid the problem is solved. But it isn't quite so simple as that. The safe-cracker will come' out again, - some day—and then what? Will prison have persuaded him to give up his chosen calling, or will it have made him a more confirmed and talented safe-cracker than he was before? Will the net result of his .sentence be a decline or an increase in society's danger from the safe-cracker as a class? Judge Mnsmaimo seems to think that the man on the bench ought to have some of the answers to those questions before te pronounces • sentence. If he could only get into the other man's skin 'briefly; if he could gain some sort of understanding of the ' tormented and twisted complex BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY , •'KO^r^^- of emotions and ideas that go to make up the criminal—wouldn't lie, then, be able to .serve society belter as a judge? Page Mr. Independent! A great deal is being heard about the relative voting power of the major parties and Hie lesser ofl'shooU. Jjut who considers the independent voter? Nobody, apparently, but it appears someone ought (o take notice. According to a current poll, some <1,GOO,000 independent voters apparently have wandered from Democratic pastures since 1932, while approximately . 2,000,000 linvu left the; Kepiiblican fold. In addition, the pull of tho independents is rclleded plainly in the I.ctnku movement. It's about Hie .same story we had in 1928 and' 1932, except, of course, thai this year there is no wholesale defection. All of which reminds us that, as the independents go, so goes the countrv. Citizens War On Crime New York City lias iwinietf, ;ss have many other municipalities, that supine indifference of the public to organized crime- is in itself a real barrier lo law enforcement. So a group of New York's prominent citizens, headed by Hairy V. (."ii.'ggenheini, former ambassador to Cuba, have voluntarily organized a sort of civic crime committee. These business men will assist authorities in crime detection and prevention and law enforcement. They seek particularly Hie co-operation of the little fellow who is harassed and intimidated by the big-lime racketeers. Here is an experiment which could do much to arouse public opinion to the true nature of tho "crime problem." If properly, with the' wide enlistment of the public's interest, il represents the .kind of modern citizenship every city might well foster. Cotton Picking IMwnnl H. Crump, Memphis political leader illul n» extensive grower ol cotton hlm- seli, would If necessary prohibit the use of cotton picking machines. Ills reason is llmt imiclilncs would bring "more unemployment." Hiit suppose that at uny [line in the Soulh'b history n million men, women mid children had been employed, necessarily nt very low wages, In separating lint collon from the seed by hand, nml tlicn the cotton gin had been In- venlcd? Would the use of cotton gins have been forbidden by law, In order Hint the people who had been separatlmj the lint seed by seed might not be deprived of (lint employment? Or suppose that wheat was liarvcstcrt-as rice nctimlly is in some parts of the Orient- by breaking each ear from the slnlk by hand. Suppose il required a million or more harvest hands for a few weeks once a ycnr to gel In the wheat crop by Mils method. Then it reapers and combines were invented should their use be prohibited? —Arkansas Gazette. Well. I broke nnolher drouth, just as I said I would. -C. P. Whllaker. Memphis amateur weatherman, after a shower. By Williams ~l;^ v -^^ fz ¥^ li^^^^^^^J, f ¥ ;.. , &~^_j2. •-. .\~ ~ ^^ _ w _~-«-~x.' f \ ff,^\ *^ •*— ^ \ IM^S *%li||i|r'.:^ fSjj^ THE svoEijy \vACT. ''"^ J-^W.IA.A.O.'S^* " , 1 v n&u s r.i m."* ,, SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Iff's at (he niuHl (lan.ijc'roiis n K v. glands „„ :„ i,i' _^___ lur ! "" ! c ' rawl « »1> Hie sliiirs."" 7w/s Cu/?/ous WORLD 'O O THROUGH OBSERVATIONS OF THE .MOONS JUPITER, IT FIRST WAS LEARNED THAT THE PASSAGE OP LIGHT THROUGH SPACE. \S MOT INSTANTANEOUS. —: I5J6 Bt HEA SEflViCC. INC. TWO ENGLISH WORDS, •FAC-eTIOUS AND ABSTEMIOUS, CONTAIN ALL, . , OP THE: j VOWCLS IN THEIR, WEDNESDAY, SRPTEMBKR 9, CUAPTKR XII IN the days lluil followed, the •*• newspaper were full of. the political .scandal which had involved Steve. For months there had been rumors of graft in Ihat administration, and now the lid was oil'. Slowly and carefully the newspapers had been gathering their facts, delei'inincd lo rid the town of corruplion in Ihe city hall —and now Ihat the barrage had begun they were sparing nothing. -There- were columns of testimony, of chniijes mid denials, and there were countless photographs. To Judith's mind it seemed lhal the newspapers were filled wilh nothing else—ami whenever Steve's name v.'ns mentioned his name stood out for her as il it had been set in boldface type. Since the dinner with Eden laughed shakily, "I—I always wanted a nice wedding, Steve, wilh lots ol (lowers . . . and . and friends." He liisscd her again. 'Sure, darling." His expression grew triumphantly serious. "You see, Judith. You see how right I was all along? I kept telling you thai Ihe thing to do was wait, and that everything would be all right." "Yes," said Judith slowly. "You were right, Steve." * * * C|lilCING Sieve oflen the rest of wondered ----- ..».».» jj 1,1.11 it iiuumij; from the young doc-tor, and more il'.an once she wished foi- Ins lighthearted but sensible counsel lint through his friend and lawyer John Grose, Hob kept her posted as lo Ihe progress of the investi- - gation. i] c Sieve's position was clear, and , lhal he was being involved more as n material witness than anything else. But Judith wondered if Hob could IK lying to save her ' the more and more. She „.- Jicv«l Ihat slowly her strangeness wilh him would pass; that gradually they would find each other through the cloud of Ihou- quarrel. The evening of the day Sieve Eden |I;K[ made her promise to set tho lothiiu! wedding date she telephoned Ihc City Hospital and asked for Dr. Hiirris. "Doctor Harris lias taken a month's leave," the operator said. "is it possible thai Doctor liar- vis is vesting in lownV" Judith held tightly lo the telephone, as though il were ;i straw and she were drov/uing. "Thai's possible," the girl said, her that feelings. She would never forgeI the ROOT or DISAPPFAR.S AFl-ER THE EIGHTH U.c eclipse of Jupiter's moons, whieh occur daily, are computed -,nd recorded in Ihe Nautical Almanac, :,nd it is t | lrough Mlc obsenll> _ nous of them, thai clnonomclcrs arc corrected at sen NM\T: How did niKhl llial she found Bob Bcnl had nol been lying. Over and over she had told herself that once Sieve Fowler was absolved from blame, it would mean a turning point in her life. During the weeks of Sieve's trouble she had fell drawn to him more and more She realized now how difficult how perhaps impossible, il was for a woman to forget a man when for four years their lives mid hopes and dreams have been inextricably interwoven. And on the night., that Steve telephoned excitedly, "l' ve g l;m( i ,, OWS( Ju _ dith, ;md I'm on my way over!" she thought to herself: We were never apart at nil. I've got lo face lhal. We weren't ever apart. Within live minutes "after the telephone call, Steve burst into the apartment without knocking rushed lo Judith and look her iii his arms. For a long time neither spoke, but stood clinging to the oilier there in tlie center of the room. Then Judith drew away gently and said, "Tell me about it Klcve." ' "It's just thai I'm relieved of ;my part in the thing. You can rend all about it in iho paper to- rnorrow—" Ho took her in his arms again. "The. important thing now is that we're together, Judith. As far as Ihe company ij concerned, the deal is completed, and I Ket my bonus. And I gel a raise, too. We can marry any time, dar- !h«j!" He held her off at arm's length, his eyes searching her fuce happily. "How about tonight?" "Oh, not tonight, Sieve!" Judith hv the head of the house are .it in the family medicine chest, or in Ihe bathroom cabinet, tlwy siiould not he permltlrd in ii- Iccse. and old nmtcriiils siiould be disposed of us scon as they become- cbsolelc. In Ira many medicine cabinets one finds oiiUoru modi-Is of iiiv.- crs, half-used tubes of discarded .'ihiuius creams and pastes, and empty lubes which formerly con- liiincd tcoth pu.'.le. all chitlcr- iii;r the available space on the lowest shelf. Keep Ihe family medicine, chest, clean and orderly. Give it a :tho!miL'h inventory and inspection at least once every niuntli. Know what is in (he cliesl available for an emergency when the em erscney arises. , , her lone tinged with resentment at Judith's insistence. "But I don't think it's likely, may transfer lo Doctor Harris nnolher city. Sorry I can't help you further." 3 'TWERE was x sound as the operator broke the cnmieclion. Judith stood up; and now, suddenly, her lithe body seemed filled wilh strength and purpose, with bcauly and rhythm. In the .space of a second sfcc became an entity once more—became Jut'ith Howard. In less than an hour she was at the City Hospital, ;md when she'd found tlie young nurse who had befriended her on Hi* night of Francis Jin-vis' injury she- lost no time in telling her wiiy she liad come. "I must see Doctor Hsi-ris," she lold the nurse. "And the girl at ', Steve. ck?" lie repealed' follow! her into the apartment. "\\.. < devil are you talking aboulY" From tho closet shelf J L , look down a small week-end b-' began lining it hastily from' bureau drawer. Slamming do\ (lie lop and securing fhc lock • stood up lo face Sieve. "I'm going to n place c;i'', Blue- Mountain Lodge," she to him evenly. "I'm going there s, cause I want to talk to £o. Harris." * * 6 CTEVE'S face flushed ..., £11 For ;i moment he coulii linn • words. Then: "You're going thcl because you're in love with ijT Why don't you tell the truth?" "I don'l know lhal I'm in I., with him. All I know for cerlal s lhal I want lo sec him, Slcplu- •That I've got lo sec him. I'm . mixed up, and I've got to lim." "I3ul you're not in love wi ne," said Steve coldly. "Y< inow that for sure, don'l you?" Judith bit her lip. "l-^i ifraid that's right, Stephen," Steve Fowler made a sound ig'T disgust. "I never tbougfl of you, Judith. This doctor -it you so yon don'l Uno.i vliolhcr you're afool or horseback \nd I d think you'd have naf faint, metallic prlde llla " to be running after hi" the switchboard won't where lie is.' tell me The nurse looked at her curiously. "You'll promise never to .ell wlwre von got the information?" She stopped a moment, and iddcd with a smile. "I've an idea .'ou mighl be Ihe one person in the world he'd want me to loll, hough. He's at Ulue Mountain -odge. It's an. overnight train ride from here, I think." As her taxi careened back toward the apartment, Judith nade plans swiftly. Telling the driver lo wait at the curb, she lurried upstairs, unwilling to wait for the automatic lift. In the hallway above she found Sieve pacing ici-vously back and,forth! "Weil!" he exclaimed, trying lo udc his exasperation. ''You act s if you're going to a fire!" She glanced up at him, fumbling when —in ; ,|l probability — hJ running away from you!" 1 "Pride!" In a Hash Judith' pent-up emotions ignited. "Pride an obsession wilh you, Stephe I want to tell you somethin Pride would never keep me fro love, as il did you. \yiiy wh for a while I even thoughl Hi, you got into trouble because . me! But I've just begun to rca ize Ihat it was just so you cou' : keep your pride along wilh m" If you couldn't keep your pri( along with me—then you didr want me nt all!" She stopped catching her breath. "TJml nigf' you came lo lell me that yc' could marry me, Stephen y^ were so sure Ihat everything w; "11 right, just because you'd %• a bonus and a raise in snlar You were so sure. Well, tiuittii my job al Ihc oflice wasn't II important thing to me. The in 11, porlant thing to me v^ia lov in [and it always had been. Ar when it wasn't there any more,: didn't care whether you were gc ting a dollar a week—or a Inn drcd dollars!" j She snatched up the blac- week-end bag, ran out into IK hall, heedless of Steve's proteslir! cry. In another moment Ihe la' was speeding Ihrough Hie nig]'; toward the station—taking Judil Howard on liio fust step of in' 1 journey to Blue Mountain Loci/' and the man she had rome lo lov 1 ' THE END CHURCH EXCUSES ^ O. W. Barium Keep Family Medicine ClicsL Clean, Well Ecjiiipperl For Enicrgcucy is Hie. i only arlirlcs' ""• NOTE: Tlii; Ih-sl of n nrvf series of healMi, to appear dully in Courier News. Iti c.U'h of his columns, -flu- Family nuc- tcr" will ilisc.ilss seme phase, of (In: human hotly ami IK diseasrs, fnun the slniuliunnl of modern medical science. fli]> ;m«| s;lvl . these articles for nsc ns -,\ home reference liciok ou inciiintir. 1!V I)K, 3IOKKIS I'lSHUKlX KilKor, Journal of the American IHcriical Association, and of IlVKri.i. the Health M»;,irinc When a child come.-, running in from play, blccrhiij from a cut or crying over the p;nn of a bruise. Mother \vnnts 10 have something ready for immediate application. When the cook burns her fingers or when Father siubs his too against a rocker while walking in the bedroom :n night, it is desirable to have ready the necrsf.iry material lo give first- aid and comfort. 1-Yr these reasons, every family should hiive iivalliible somewhere in the house preferably in tlic bathroom, incnitm bath- rc.cms art built that. way... ;\ suwll cabinet in which can be kepi all Ihe equipment needed (or meeting most minor medical emergencies. It will be nccesMiiy ;ir* vvell (o have tomi' material, exclusive of remedies, for application in cows of severe illness. Remedies for severe Illnesses should never be prfscribtd by anyone hut sician. They should fee under Ihc physician's directions, and (bey should be discarded when (he emergency which created I heir need lias disappeared. Scries liijIH TUUKKY, Tex. turi-GDrrtaii Vineyard and his wile mi«ht Imv- doucts as 10 whether or not they arc behind the ei-jlit ball. On (lie eishtli day of tlie cislitli month ill 8 oVIiK-',:, an dislit-povm:! bjy' their cirfith son. was born. Mother said she never cxpcetcd to have another argument with I Joe about baptism, unless he jslnrlcd il. Joe snys he is ready! I to cjuit if uicther will admit ccr-' tain things. Of course, mother! is not the admitting kind. She! i says, I should have found out more about Joe. before inarryim;! 'and bringing him into our family. I Perhaps, I siiould, but 1 tell her '< i could not think of everything i and, to:>, I did not know that she • would lose her husband and make i , us such an extended visit. Of j course, if Joe should have a .sen- i | cus accident or something, with jail his insurance and everything. ] i KUCSS the next time I could i lliink of and find out :i lot more than I found out about Joe. I i (old mother 1 probably would not j be so much concerned about how he had been baptized, and I doubt if I would be so much con- corned about his church, course, there Is no need of we: lying about all this, as Joe is tninly u very healthy man very careful. OUR BOAKDWG HOUSE Circus Fat Man Goes On Diet, He's Brol MANSFIELD, O. (UP)—"Ilapp Jack Echer, 799-pound circus I man, who iikcs no;:ung betl' than to sil down lo a tasty inr "f at least a half dozen "fp chickens, heaps of biscuits, an Pot of noodles, was stranded he' wilh only enough funds to eat: couple of bowls of cold cereal wi' ice water poured over instead the usual cream. Jack was left stranded in I specially built 1,-nck when a ca mval went "broV-e" household remedy should a certain and delimit: ac- H should contain prefer- bul one active ingredient; to say. one substance of A have lion, ably thai known virtue. In providini; ..ueh substances. modern rtriiuijlMs odd pharmaceutical ingredii'iii.i lo make them pIcasant-taMing ,, n ,| cn( ,y (o ' !ul . minister. The added Ingredients. however, have no medical value. A household remedy should b: mild in Its aclion. Strong medicines are pcijcr.mis in small doses and probably fatally poisonous in l.-iine doses. Daneerous poisons fhould never be kcpl in the home except under lock and. key, with Ihe key er,ntrul!c of responsibility. There au- reroids of loo many rases in which rhl'rtrcii have yone to !ho family medicine chest and (ukon enough poison to bring about, clealli « • « The family medicine chest should contain only medicines. Other materials should be kept. elsewhere. In i oo many homes. one finds the family medicine chest cluttered with raMiiclire and matiM-liils. The modem by a person Wilh Major Hoopl. YEt-t, YOUK VOTE "FOR YOURSELF MKDE. IT ~Ht UklAMlMOUc,!^ woman will prefer wmetics in her lo Intelligent litrc^ iltr ^^. ,,,^ tiv j ul liri ux\ j| i flcepinj apartment, nt-ar the m::-l ' phy-j ror she use'- in maklni; takenl if the shaving malcria YOU'RE TW VAERE, > NOW, MATJORf WE WERE TH 1 Mftkl WHO COULP .' CLUB-—TH 1 BACK "REMT IS UP LIKE A TIM C/\M J AT AS<_\MMER HOTEL— AM' \NHEU "TH 1 -TREASURED; MY WORD/ MADE ME PRESTOEMT OF THE OWLS CLUB \NHY, IT \-=> IklDEED A 4 GREAT HOMOKTOBE ELECTED TO SOCrA AW OTOCE ECSA'Cj I AM MOVED DEEPLY BY SUCH f SHOWER OF- COM^IDEWCE POPULARITY/ v. T'PHOME H',s VOTE "FROM BOX. LAST WI6HT, BAT TLEW OUT HE TS\Q HQOT OF THE

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