The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1936 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 3, 1936
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PACE BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COU1UER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOUEll 3, 193 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS "' THB COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising' Uiniger Sole National Advertising lleprcsenU lives: Arkansas Dallies, me, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Ivery Afternoon Except Sunday * Entend as second class matter at the post efllc* at Bljtlicvlllc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served oy the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheyilte, 15e per neck, or 05c per month. By mall, within n radius ot BO miles, $3.CO per year, $1.50 for sl\ montlis, 75c for Urrec months; by mall In postal zones two to six, inclusive, tO.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. A Sound Idea-iii.Rate Control So far as we are informed the order of the Arkansas utilities commission providing for the sharing with consumers of excess profits, if any, 'of the Blythevillc Water Company, is something new in the public regulation of utility rales. How it will work out in practice remains lo be seen, 'file theory behind it seems lo us lo be eminently sound. In the past regulatory bodies have sought to protect;, the public against • excessive utility charges by establishing fair lales of return on utility investments and seeking to adjust rates to produce that return. If a utility ' company earned more than the fair return on its investment it faced the ' probability that its' rales would be cut. If it 'earned less there was at least a good chance that ii would be permitted to increase its rales. It had little incentive lo cut costs or lo improve its elliciency in any way not • requiring additional investment and thus not entitling it lo increased earnings. In its order respecting water rates at Blythcville the stale commission has recognized that- the way lo induce n corporation to conduct its op- eralions with a maximum of efficiency is to make it profitable for it to do so. It has established a fair rate of return'for the local-water com"' pany, but instead of thrcaler)ing it v/ith.rate reductions if it >should succeed in earning more than that return it has provided for sharing of ,. excess earnings with customers. Thus it will be to the interest of the company lo operate with maximum efficiency, for its profits will not be subject to any arbitrary limitation, and at the same time the interests of consumers will bo served, for the more the company earns in excess of a fair : return, the more will be returned to them. Bluclf Legion Finish It is good to read that the Michigan courts have dealt severely with the Black Legion men who were accused of murder. Eleven men have been convicted; seven of them get life imprisonment, Ihc other four get shoiiter terms. This is good news for the simple reason that such an organization as OUT OUR WAY the Black Legion is completely and everlastingly im-Amcricnu. There citu be no place for it in this country. The rule of the gun and whip is eternally iilien lo our way of life; tiic misguided men who have been sold on this rilrocious orgam/iition'.s program may see in the Michigan verdicts ii symbol of tliu way the public roads to the Blade Legion's activities. We are not apt to hear much more of this hooded outfit. What has hap- ]>cnod in Michigan ought to speed its dissolution. The Football Cure They have 11 rather unusual cure for crime iti 'Honolulu, and it seems to be working out very well, It's football, and whenever a lad gets in trouble there, his first sentence—if he's physically lit—is lo play on the police's "barefoot league." Last year 86 boys served such sentences and, at season end, won public acclaim for their .sportsmanship. Since then, according to the Honolulu police chief, none; has been in trouble. Maybe (be grid game teaches dc- liiujucift lads tionicHiinjf aboito itlto value of taking hard jolts and coming up smiling. Or perhaps the applause of good people warms them, and makes them hunger for more. After all, a criminal usually is one who couldn't take it in the battle with life, and who feels inferior to respectable men. Whatever it is, football seems a useful ounce of prevention, and might be used more widely in this way. Lucky Babies? In a way, the lot of a baby is a hard one in America. To attract any attention over here, it has to I HI born in lots of four or live, or kidnaped. Or it must have something .wrong with its tummy that reiinires a "1000-in-L chance" operation. It isn't that way in Russia, Italy, and Germany. Over there, each new baby adds' something to the delight" of a whole nation. 10von the greatest man in each' of Hie countries smiles exultantly.; as he studies the birth reports. In Tact, he is so pleased that mothers receive special awards for bringing children into the world. As they grow up, American children are guided only by their mothers, dads, and teachers, until they're oUl enough, to take Iheir places in farms, factories, and offices. But over in Russia, Italy, and Germany, the whole government takes part in their education unlil, and even after, they're old enough lo lake their places—behind guns. For a baby isn't just a baby, over there. He's potential camion fodder— and the government never lets anyone .forget it. I used lo say II \voultl be grand some day lo say "I 1 ]!) through." Now I know I'll not retire until my public clow;. —John McCormack, Irish singer. SIDE GLANCES By George, Clark •>. V ia -. V\ K8S!,i!?ftfy<3, 'ff'3'i «&> .Mil • BY DECK MORGANA © 1936, NEA Service, Inc. m:ru: TOI;AY I)U,\,\, prcll}- nl "Gregory is just learning to carve. You don't mind if he practices on yqu folks'.'" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ?, William Ferguson T HENS CACKLE. .4 AFTER LAYING ANI EGG r \ BECAUSE THQR WILD ANCESTORS. THE JUNGLE FOWLS, DID IT BEFORE THEM, AND THE JUNGLE FOWLS DID IT BECAUSE. AFTER, TAKING TIME OUT FOR LAVIN& ! EGGS, IT WAS NECESSARY FOR '• THE. HENS TO SIGNAL THEIR ,.WHEREABOUTS TO THE REST / OF THE WANDERING FLOCK., \ tfl , . . , OI«S BYNCASCRrtCC, IVC. - KAY I)U,\,\, prcll}- nlr|il:uji. Kli-tvurJf*N, full* (ii love ivllb 'J'liO OJt.tllAH, vi.fcrim tilluf *viio Jllfn Ike mms-riirllli' rnuli', 'J'i'il bti* l\i-n Ii, It-ri'xl*' In lite — M» Ji>l, urn] DICKIi;, I.I* niloiKi-il «"H, 7 rent* old. Wlu-ii 'IVd :i«lis Kn>' lo iiuirry lilm, H|IC ft-nrn U l» inrrcly in nirike 11 luiniL- fur Dickie, IlUt »lll> llgrfi-N, Slit- ilot-K mil EIKI-CI*, iliauKli, ivllh 'IViI'M Ihi-orlrs tlnit itmrrliiKi', ID In- ftiii-i-CNHfiil, iniiNt lie iihiiim-d M-lnnM, -,,]|,, J MIII „„ „ pjiui,. Hlulil. MM- IK r|.|,,.]ll,,,,» l,r, ...... it In- In- »l«r» her liau«i'kn>iiiiiK must lie rilrrh'J cm In Hit? Mnnli; \\liy, \vlfli 4-li^rfK mtil litnlK*:(*. iviiy «lvc.< :, |iur(y out' »ilj;ht mid TrJ. llrfil „,„] w.-nrj-, "I n ...... IiLlii K tvllli lit,- Kiir«f», com 1(1 Ills taunt. 'IV imiiKli liliu, K.iy ImpulKlv.-l;- ilrriilr* to l:iki! tbl> uiimiinj; iiliuio In Mr.iioliilu. Om-i' on Ijiinril, Ntit> Ei'c^lrm to n-Bri'l hrr lii]]iul«lveii|.KS. In llnii- .ilnlii, K:i) IniriiH ll.iri- Is nji mil- lin-iik nt Kiiljinl jiionfUKlIU :it .Hill- vvuy :ni(l HirLl '1'i'U Is iiltulln^ tl Ithint; IjrliiHlniT M'riiin. s«w co o.v WITH Tin: STOJIY CHAPTER XXII 'HE Mariner readied Pearl Harbor at Honolulu toward noon, circling over tlie throngs that had gathered to witness its arrival. All day in newspapers they had read little else but the hourly log of this race against death. On the Midway Islands two more victims had gone down with spinal meningitis. Ted looked tired v,»en he came <>wn the gangplank, for he had not slept much on the P.ight from W ord. the- mainland. Under his orders refueling began at, once. He was to fly on to Midway, and hoped to reach there before midnight with the needed serum. But Kay was not at the r;or when the Mariner arrived. She had spent the morning |follo\vin^ up clews concerning the activities of lllah and the two men who might be her accomplices in a plo to yleal the secrets of Ted'; gyro- pilot. Meanwhile Ili2 Mariner ^; tuned up rapidly for the nigh flight. After less than an hour port the great flying boat headcc out again over the Pacific. tt ~ o •THIRTY minutes out Ted bin — the gyropilot working parfeci ly. The four UCO horsepower engines zoomed. The ship was being controlled and flown without the aid of n human hand. The delicate instrument had succeeded in all the tests lo which [ it had bacn subjected on this run. Ted's dream seamed realized. He came out of the chart room, Ills eyes beaming with pride. He wanted to ietl ^thc ^jsongers about it. But suddenly ho slopped short, and looked scnrchingly at the face ha saw in one of the passenger C0'finartmcnt3. It was'lllah, who while and tuv- baned os usual. "You are surprised (o see me, no?" she said, mask. Ted laughed. Her face was a "There arc no he said. "I'm sorry." more surprises in my life," he said. He looked at the other passengers, his eyes roving over each f them. He had been in the ' cockpit vhcn they came on, and had not eon them before. There was the English explorer, who carried a mall hooded falcon on his wrist. ;'here wore the wives of two army oflicers, stationed in Manila. There vas a Chinese merchant in silk vliom Ted knew. There was a young man in sports clothes whom Ted recog- rizcd as a polo player, bound for -in international match -in Shang- iai. There was a woman heavily veiled in black. There was the naval surgeon on the way to Midway with the meningitis serum. Illah's white hand slipped out 'rom the folds of her gown and detained Ted. He stood at her side in the aisle. "Do yon think there will be any danger," she asked with her modulated accent, "of the passengers taking _ 9 "i this dreadful spinal men- She struggled the »>L I r.,} out I is M r • Mosses 'WERE THE FIRST •? PLANTS TO GROW SUCCCSFUULY i ON LA/VD. Mosses soak up water and hold it, like a. sponge. They mi'st grow close to the yroiind, however, for there arc no tubes to carry the water from the roots to the rest of the plant. The tiny little shoots thnl grow up from the plant, nre spores, from which new plants arc developed. By Williams THESE BI& COMPANIES DUMB -SEE THERE WHEN A GUY'S GOT A BIG CUT 6OIN', AM' NOTMIM' TO O DO PER MODES, WW HE GOES TO BROODIM' OVER HIS TROUBLES - DDT, IF THEV'D LET HIM READ, SMOKE, PLAY SOLITAIRE, ER 7AKS A NAf? VVMY IWEV'D HAVE A HAPPY MAM- YEW, AM WAKE F1F1V UMHAPPV MEM-A'b OLD I AM, AMD MUCH SENSE A^> I SHOULD I WOULDN'T \WAMT TO BE MOPPIM' ...DECKS AEOUUD A BUKICH OF GUVS LAVIN' IN DECK CHAIRS. Skill Needed In Reniovinjj Foreiirn o D Substances From The E\ NEXT: What bird weaves a ucsl so finely it resembles felt'.' "Meningitis," Ted supplied, smiling. "No, there's no danger. We'll land in the lagoon. A launch will come out for the serum and the surgeon, and then we'll go on to Wake island. You won't even touch Midway." "I am glad," she said. "But why are you r^.t flying the plane? Who has the Sjntrols?" "No one has liie controls now," Ted said proudly. "The gyropilot is ilying the ship." "I know not those machines," she said quaintly. "You will show them to me on the voyage?" she said. 'T'ED smile;!. "Oh, there's really •*• nothing to see. You wouldn't UK (n-stand the instrument. I will be glad to show it to ail of you— but one at a time! You can stand in the chart room and see it through the glass." I!!nh got up and folbv/ccl him down the aisle. For a long lime she peered through the (Mass at tile delicate mechanism of the gyropilot. "But I see nothing!" she said. "Can't 1 go into tho cockpit? ,. I \vonld so? how she works, what makes her fly without the human hand." Ted hesitated, then turned to her, frowning. "It's against rules for passengers to go on the brldee." "Very well," she. said. "Illah is' bored. Illah will sleep." "j She lay back in her chair and ' closed her eyes. Over that Ouen- > tal face came (he look of ultei J repose. | They were flying above Ihe < clouds now, and only occasiomlly did Ihe passengers catch a fleeting [limpsc of the ocean. Toward night, however, they passed o 1 , French Frigate Shoals. AIL the passengers roused long cno^i i to see the surf, beating against ihe loneliest shore in the world—uninhabited, barren reefs in plim ocean. * t i iR down they could make 011 the outline of the Mariner that had been forced down. ' The sister ships exchanged n- dio greetings, and this ilying boil J passed on toward the Midviy group several hours further to the west. f Illah lay back in her chaii »id slept. The hooded falcon oy jfc 11 ^ explorer's wrist uttered a'fr^w shrill cries, and dug his murder- ' ou3 talons deeper into the ghncfc Then tl.Viy flew out of the sunset^ into inky darkness. The oo i and sky above wove blotted 01 Ted had been expecting lh: mosphcric disturbance. He hadjfe known before leaving Hawaii thatS-i, a low pressure area existed bc-'-f yond French Frigate Shoals. But he hadn't expected a slorm oi ^uch' sudden and violent intensity | 1 They were flyinrj above 1hi? | clouds when it broke with ci is i" &f of thunder and lightning all -ibout Ihem. There were slrong i cim., and head winds which cut tb speed of the Mariner to less ti ir 00 miles an hour. Navigation be came difficult; there was immcdi-j ately the problem oi changing drifts. All six men of the crew were otfji duty iiov. The gyropilot was re-- Heved from duty and Ted claye at the captain's post with the nav igatiun ofIic<.T. The wind shrieked and howled! and the heavy rain poured oven the giaiit wings and the hull. The radio officer had hio strained while face over ihe radio direction* ilnclsr. Ted \vas studying the weather! chart when the door of the chart room opened slowly behind him! The woman in black veils eamc inj and closed the door belling Jjcr. Before Ted could turn .lo vcne she had lifted the'vcils'ii-om^ her face. "Kayl" lie said.' "He stared his wife, who had appeared son how on the ship. (To Be Continued) cause a great deal of swelling. The application of cold compres- growing and packing, lumber, Ir-1 ligation control, marketing, and ses usually will cause the swell- pest control and gold mining. ing lo .subside gradually. _— A wound.of the tissues nroundj o* the eye may be serious to sijht "" itself. It should immediately be covered' with a piece of sterile gauze and a competent doctor consulted as soon as possible. Australian Farmers To See U. S. Methods LOS ANGELES (UP)—Arrange- nents have been completed by E. G. Hamm, managing secretary of the Benrilgo Agricultural Society King George's Favorite Pony Wins Pensioi] SANDRINGHAM, England —Jock, King George's white pony] has been retired and pensic with a bunch of carrots daily -SURREY. Eng. (UP)—Sir Mai- It was on the 13-year-old pon colm Campbell, famous British | that the late King took his racing motorist, is building a ride, bombproof dugout eight feet be-1 Builds Bombproof Dugout low the surface of his estate here. Jock will not be shod The dugout, when completed,! "*" C - Wl -" " C C1 "° WC<1 tO «™ w - T< * the former Highland of Ills old or the State of Victoria, Australia.) sheet of armor plate. will be large enough to at date 30 persons. It will 1 &&"&££•&£ £=i=S3 for the visit to the United States ne.\ year of more than 100 Australian farmers and Uicir families. Sir Malcolm tnys he having the shelter constructed tor for the protection, in case of war, at night in thatched roof boxes?, although Jock usually spends lhi|i : is night in the open. [ij They will visit especially the:of the workmen on his estate and states of Caltornin, Washington, their families. Oregon and British Columbia. | The party will make an invest:-1 Green turtles are not Insects creatures survive cannot. where Unlike other forms of life, insects go]? through no long periods of help-';; rcen. Thn'less infancy and old ace, andjj gallon of all the latest American name is derived from the color wear their skeletons on the out- methods of dairying, cattle ni-.i! of its fat, used in making turtle side of their bodies which affords horse raising, fruit and vegetable soup. i them great protection OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople USTEki, YOU DENP- HV DIS. MOKHIS F1SIIBEIN ' "tlilor, .Tonnul of the American ^Icdical AssDciatiuii, ami of llygcia, thn Health .Musn/ine When you get something in -our eye that does not belong licrc. you notice it Imiucdlnlely. Foreign substances in the eyes are nnoylng. If the eyeball happens o be scraped by a coat, sleeve, a piece of paper, or other siib- Innce, the irritation rxtreruc. The eye responds immediately by louring out fluid lo lessen the Irritation. If. however, the eye becomes inflamed, exposure to light is painful, causing constant blink- ins. If a small cinder or bit of dust it maj- or glass sets Into the iieccmc lodged on either the eyeball or eyelid, and the longer it remains, the more painful and Ir- ritatiii!; will be Ihe disturbance. With experience, it is possible to locale such foreign subslnnccs on the lower or upper lids and then remove them with the point of ti clean pocket handkerchief or with a clean piece of gauze. The person who Is going to do the removing first washes his Imnds thoroughly. Then he ma> turn down Ihe lower lid of the eye and look carefully for the foreign substance. Next, he should take a anal match stick, and lay It across the upper eyelid. As the patten' looks downward, the attcndanl grasps the eyelashes and turns the eyelid upward so that Ihe inside of the lid becomes visible, and crm bo examined carefully. When the foreign substance is discovered, it Is removed with a piece of sterile gauze or with a fresh handkerchief. After the piece of dust or dirt has been removed, the eye may be washed with a saturated solu- lon of Ijoric acid. This is made >y adding a flat teaspoonful of boric acid lo a glassful of hike- warm water. The mixture is stirred until Ihe boric acirt is dissolved. No one should attempt to remove a foreign body from surface of the eyeball unless has had special training. Until] ^ an expert is able to see the eye safe merely to place a saiall pad of wet gauze over it and to refrain from moving the eye until competent attention can hart. A specialist will anesthcli/e the eyeball so that the patient will not sulTer pain. He will then examine the eye carefully with a magnifying glass and other instruments." and will have available instruments necessary MIPTV TOESKYl M/\KE A l-^BIT OF COLLECTING STRf\N<S HAiRCUTG—-I'M BETTS!- rAY SHE WOULDN'T WASTE Av KSDD Ots\ dislodging the particle. Other conditions affecting eye will to discussed later in tl series in articles concerned particularly with the eye. In the matter of first aid. only other conditions allecting the eyelids and demanding attention are wounds, burns, and insect- bites. Insect bites on the eyelids 1

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