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PLGE fOUK BLYTHEVILLE <ABK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS - TBS COUR1KB NEWS CO, PUBU6HEM . ' C. R. BABCOCK. Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Mtn»gfr , Sc!e' National AdwrUiIng fcpresenUUves; Arkansas Dallies, Inc, New York, Chicago, ''Detroit, St. Louis, Pallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Ivery Afternoon Except Sunday Entered' u' second class matter at the pott •flln at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served oy the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Dlythevllle, 15c ptr 'week, .or 65o per month.. By mot), within a radius of 60 miles, 13.00 per year, $1.SO for six months, 75o for tliree moiiUis; - by mall In postal Kones two to six. Inclusive, (6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, (10.00 per year, payable in advance. T/ie Drunks Are Driving Us Back lo Prohibition The man who Hung his hat in the ' air and gave three cheers when the , eighteenth amendment was repealed ought to be loading a campaign these days to rid the roads of drunken 'motorists. For if there is one thing that could conceivably restore national prohibition, it is the deadly mixture of alcohol and gasoline. Anyone who thinks thai the American people will put up with this menace indefinitely is crazy. Traffic is dangerous enough even when all hands are stone sober. Add to it those half wits who don't see anything wrong in goltiiig behind the wheel after they have bad a few drinks, and you create an intolerable situation. Continue thai situation long enough and you will Ihul a new sentiment for prohibition, just as surely as night follows day. Here's an example. In Ohio the other day some oO young members of a church organization hired a wagon and a team of•': horses and went out for an olJ-fns|noncd "buy ride" along a country highway. The wagon was-lighted adequately with lanterns, fore and aft. The night was clear. Up from behind came an automobile. There was plenty of. room to pass, (•.but the driver apparently, never saw i (ho wagon. lie'•'smashed right into * it, knockjUK 'it into ;\ ditch, where it 'overturned and pinned the young F-fople beneath 'splintered wreckage. '\ 8"J C ' a< ' WI1S k'" 0 '! aiuKJJ .others were severely hurt. The driver of the aulo admitted that he ha:l had "two beers and two highballs" before starting out to drive. I'olico .said bluntly that lie was drunk. Now if yon would go around iimotig tha survivors of that accident, nml among their families, you might find a surprising amount of sentiment in favor of a restoration of prohibition. You could talk, .vein-self blue in the faca about the evils of bootlegging, about rum-runners and gangsters and the failure of enforcement, and all the rent. It is very doubtful that they would listen to you. They would , fed that anything would be better than the present situation—and you' couU hardly blame them. The traffic situation as a whole is bad enough, heaven knows, without being made more grievous by al«ohol. OUT OUR WAY Since the race contains u certain percentage of fool.4, we probably ulwiiys will liavc (IriveM who cul in, pass on curves, and do tlie other things thut cause accident:*. Rut alcohol ia a compliciition of our own addition. Unless-, we do something drastic, and do it soon, to keep drunks from behind steering wheels, we are very likely to see a new demand for prohibition—H demand that will nma/e everyone who assumed that the ijiics-' lion was .settled for good when the eighteenth amendment was repealed. —Bruce Catton. 'Rice With all other grains higher than in years as a result of (lie summer drouth, the price of rice, for reasons unexplained, has slumped sharply until now it is far below the level of corn, wheat and barley and worlh not much more than oats. Naturally this . is not especially pleasing to the farmers and business men of the Arkansas rice belt. Yet it may bring benefits. llicc is a versatile and, under any normal price conditions, an extremely economical food product. American consumers, in .general, have au inajle- (|i:ate appreciation of its many uses and advantages. 1'crimps the fact (hat it- is now a much cheaper source of nourishment than such competitive products as wheat, corn and potatoes, will induce thrifty housewives to give it more consideration. If they do—an.l the rice industry might wisely spend a little money to encourage them to do' so—the result may well be the opening up of a broader market.' FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1936 Oscar's Choice Presidents, premiers, and kings are only some of the world great who have •'.smacked their chops over the succulent viands served up by the famed maitre de hotel, Oscar of New York's Waldorf-Astoria. On his 70th birthday, recently, .this connoisseur of choicest foods named ••: his, favorjto Ulish. It isn't,.,; us,, one would imagine',.si)inc exotic- course'with-"- a name that could be understood only by an accomplished linguist, hi Oscar's .words; "It's boiled beef with a nice boiled potato." Maybe this is some sort of conclusive proof that simple foods, like simple joys, arc best. And, incidentally, young ineii 1 ;Vwhose girl friends have a disconcerting habit of ordering thsi liighor priced foods may care to remind them'of Oscar's choice. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Of course we have some later models, bill this one seems to lit your; family better." OUR' HOARDING MOUSE With Major Hoople I'LL ~DkR<aE iw, WITH MISS TX1FFV PILOTIM6 ME OVER "THE i« WELCOME MPCT, BEFORE. THOSE TWO T3V5CUrr-r/\lJUCrAEP& CAW ^ BRHW UP A V T>P,OPOf- l ~nOM , OM HER—-THEN 1 Tl-ilMK X'r/i JUST A TJECK MOP WELL, I'LL SHOW 'EM HOW 1 C AKJ LOO'XlT OL 1 GOAT WHISKER UP 3IXCK-POT Mn ; > ''- "°" ! as SCIU more tlmn "°° "PKiUloii engaged exclusively In exploration MOSCOW (UP) - 1 lie Chief I parties lo various areas ot the work and the rest surveyed min- Cicological Administrator this year I Soviet Union. Eighty Dailies were! era! deposits already dis-oveml They think I'm Queer, but I think uconle who stay up nnd .face• those cold winter blasts are the onc.i who are queer. —Arthur Gclukc Watcrtown, W|s., invern-kcepcr, who remains in bed nil winter. One cf Hie most hopeful reactions that the present European' crisis hns hud on the American pec,;*, is that...the spectacle, of German, Itnllrm nnd Russian, experiments has infused us with !m almost fanatical desire lo make our democracy work and to do it quickly.. -Charles VV. Taussij, adviser to (he National Youtli Administration. THIS IS FUNNV- \ FIVE PEOPLE ' IN A VOTIN' BOOTH TO TAKE CARE o' ONE VOTER _ AN' HERE HE COMES, AT LAST. VES.AM PM AGOIM TO BAWL HIM OUT PER KEEPIN US WAITIM' HERE ALL PAV. WHAT'S TH' DIFFERENCE? WE HAVE TO STAV HERE TIILSIX: O'CLOCK,IN THIS PRJMARV/ AMVWAV. VA1S. BUT IP \ HE'D O' COME I BARLV THIS MAWNIN',VVHV OUR. WORK . WOUUP O' BEEN DONE PER - THE WAITING ROOM, By Williams Nerve Irritation, Gulping of Good Result Jn Hiccups BY UK. MOKKIS FISIIREIN 1'illtor, .IciniKil of the American Mnlirul Assntmtinn, nnd of IFygcia, Ike Health Magazine Crclinnry hiccups are fLimtlLir lo everycne. When 1 one breathes, tiie diaphragm contracts. Tile diaphragm is a large muscle separating the ntiicrninnl cavity from ...tiini of (he chest. Movements of'ffic'din- |:hra(jrii arc controlled by a nerve which passes down to it from tlic utpcr part cf .the spinal "cord in Ihe region of the neck; '• • ' If this nerve is irritated at any point, the stimulation brought about by the irritation causes the constant spasm or contr'nc- lion of the -diaphragm, . resulting in a hiccup. i f!4 ^ ( ' The nerves - are, of colifriey.'L-. soclated also with n central ?con- l|-ol in the brain. Abscesses' or irritation resulting frcm inflammation of the tissues around this central control may came' ; Ions- continued periods of hiccupping. There are other cases which are called chemical hiccups. These follow the eating of highly irrl- latiug foods or liquids. If hiccups begin suddenly .nnd disappear promptly, they are due usually to temporary cnu.scs. such us irritation from food, sudden dilation of the stomach which may follow n surgical operation, or • some temporary stimulus affecting the nerves. » • * Hiccups U"H last over lorfj periods of time are due nsimlly to a more permanent cnusc, affecting the central area In the 'Drain. Occasionally, however lens-continued'hiccups arc due to emotional causes, with a. hysterical element. Such liiccujis will not stop until the emotional reaction Is broken at some [>oint. Everybody has his owu cure for ordinary hiccups. In cmo- lionnl cases, the remedy may u fixing ..of the attention on some! new object of Interest. Even ' in the physical cases. Die shifting of attention may lower the threshold or irritation and thus bring about ccssnllim of the hiccups. fc'ome common superstitious arc Iliat hiccups may be cured hy .standing in a corner autl counting to 1CS. pressing on the uuper lip, pressing on the roof o[ the mcuth, taking five or seven sirs of water, calinR n dry piece of bread..or some similar simple performance. In persistent cases, doctors may wash out the stomach, prescribe narcotics or sedatives that \vlll lower the threshold of Irritation and give temporary relief, give enemas or doses of oil to clean out the entire Intestinal tract, or nltnck the problem in some such manner, • * * Bahies frequently have hiccups after swallowing food too rapidly dcr and patted on the back, it will expel the air that is causing the hiccups. In some Instances, hiccups are EO severe that they scran to threaten life itself, nnd surgical! .iperaticns have been . performed! to cut off the stimulation.* pas-! ting through the nerve lo Hie diaphragm. ! • sucr| surgical operations aro,| however, serious and arc not at-1 tempted unless the condition has] reached the stage In which it threatens life. Read Courier News Want Acts. iii'Xiiv iimtr; Ton \v ; MAJOIL SAM.MKBn, kliiillr, In. clolcnt old tMiulhern Kerilli-ninii, Ilvpfi on a run-iliiivn Jlliie Grjijijt fnrw \vlth bin livn ur[ili:iiiril KrunrfdaiiKhterN, (I A It 4) [, 1 N K JIIKHU mid KATIIUUI.VJ; .111:1:1). Cllllril KnJi', Fiiiullr Jimim'..* lire * cunHtnnt jiruTik'ni, i plirnU-il liy Ihe filet (hut Ihi: IMriJnr nflfn *vaNlrx hla minify nil drink. Knt«" IM eiiKiiKril to .ll(llli;AV MIKNTISS. K f n iii.uMhiri.t lnw>*r, ivhn Ih-l'K in tin- iifiirhv <"Mn .11 Sh.'lliy. On „ NKnliyliit' lil.n»,ir,- ,,l it/minis him I* ilhiimril 1»h.-n he trllx li'r Ihiit KVB K.I.- « I'lI'I, l.i lirlnKriiit u tfm-sl Jinuii; Iruiu I'nllfKU untl hi? h:i* Driiriiisrit '*cal« Ihe hurl *hc! fcc'l*. r<'(u»r» , tl> nrimlt In VrrnrU thilt ithe JM • NOW uo.ox WITH Tin; STORV .CHAPTER II ' . : •"M EED MEADOWS " was'five miles west of town on the road leading' toward Jtouisyille, The approach was a woodland^ pasture, lush with tinkcpt blue grassj dotted with spreading trees of oak and beech nnd hard maple, Walnut and hickory. Beyond this, and enclosed in a yard with an iron fence, was the house—square, red brick and Georgian, its beautiful lines rising triumphant and serene; over the neglect of;the years! .. • . . - f As Kale drove near, her older sister, Caroline, came to open the yard gale for her. Kale called out, "Thanks, C'iinc!" and drove back to the garage, once the carriage house. » From the kitchen came an elderly Negro woman'lo help the girl with lhc parcels. "I think I got everything,' Allhy," Kale said as they went toward the kitchen. "I mean everything but vanilla. I ran out of money mid you know we can't charge any more. Our bills are six montlxs overdue everywhere." • Allhy' nodded. " "Don't matter 'bout Ihe vanilla," she said soothingly. "We kin flavah will corncob boilin's, same as we been doin'." Tiie old woman had, in fact, a way of getting a fairly palatable extract from the residue of certain cobs which she boiled down, though Kate and Caroline were very tired of the insipid extract. "But nevah mind, honey," she added with a wise wink, "we gits oursclfs some vcrnilla cxtrac 1 .'fore time lo make yoali-wcddm' cake." Kate laughed. "You won't have to be in a hurry about it, Allhy. I'm not thinking of. leaving you soon." She went through the house to the front porch where Caroline sat in a hickory rocker, doing lhc family mending. "Well, darling," she asked her breezily, "can you still find two stockings that match" Caroline smiled and marie a wry face. "Just," she answered, "Whal's going on in town?" Kate examined a loose bitlton or. her coat. "The college crowd's getting home," she said casually. "Eve ElweU's being seen and heard as usual. Has a girl from St. Paul visiting her. Somebody who goes to college with her, named Barbara Lodge." "Did you sec Morgan?" asked Caroline, eyes on her mending. Kats tossed a pillow on lhc lop step ot lhc porch and sat down. "I van into him on the street. \Vi had a limeade together. . . He' not coining out tonight," she added as if it were an unimportant afterthought. "He's lied up all weekend wilh Eve's gang." * « » CAROLINE spoke up, loyally, u- ' scnlfully: "'What r.'ght has Eve C I E " M ^""^ ^\^ TO.-*£&t/e dli Elwcll lo ask Morgan nnd leave you out? Doesn't she know you're engaged to him?" Her gentle, sofl- ly-mouldcd face was lighted by wrath. "Now don't let's slart a family feud, Caroline," Kate protested. "Let's skip il." She was afraid thai in just a moment it would occur fo Caroline to ask, "What right lias Morgan lo lie himself up for a whole week-end when he belongs lo you?" It was just a step from blaming Eve to blaming Morg Kale had carefully retrained from Inking Ihat slcp. She now recited a plausible excuse for her lover: "With Judge Prenliss and Mr. Elwell law partners, they're al- mo,-l like one family, don't you fee? Kve's always felt free lo call on Morgan when she gol in a pinch. There aren't as many eligible men in the county as there used lo be. Mostly kids—" Caroline bit off a thread. "Is an engaged man counted as eligible these days?" she asked innocently. "Oh, for heaven's sake, Caroline!" Knte exploded. "I mean eligible for a lew days. Eve wants that Riil from up north to liavo a soon lime, doesn't she? She wants ID rliow her this town's got atlrac- live men in it, doesn't she? Well Mien! For goodness sake let her l)oi row Morgan! Who cares?" Caroline subsided into timid silence, a passion in Kate's voice. little frightened by the negative, while Kate's was glowing and positive. Caroline's beauty, aside from her small, graceful body, was composed of delicate, even features gray-blue eyes and ash blond hair which she wore in a knot ,it the nape o£ her neck. She possessed a deep-flowing mentality and a musical speaking voice. She was neither gay nor witty. In a crowd she was often overlooked. the house full of that heavenly h&m srcell and not be able to cat any of it Who'll take the hams to Louisville tomorrow?" "Zeke, of course," Caroline answered, referring to their handy man, Alihy's rheumatic old husband. "You know Gran'dad does lot approve of your and my peri- lling food. Even when I carry •ottage cheese to the Woman's Ex- rhange in lown he fusses about it. But you know, honey," she added rather pleadingly, "we can't snap' our fingers at Ills poor silly old wide, because it's about all he lias left." Kate nodded. She knew about iran'dad's pride. II was. an af- iliclion, like a sore toe or a broken nose. You had-to"be-careful not i- lo jostle it. "Wall;""sh'e suggested;/* "let's go to towri-'witli Zcku anyway. It won't - cost TUS anything mt our lunch. I think I need a lay in Louisville." "Yes, let's," Caroline agreed quickly. She was thinking, "Poor *:id, it will take her mind oil Mor- inn." She said lo Kate, "I've got little change. I could take you to ' a movie. And we could window •hop/' She added, "But yon ask Gran'dad. You can manage him setter than I can. Where is he, by the way? He disappeared this morning." Kate came suddenly alert. "He's in town," she answered. "I no- liced Dobbin and the phaeton in the square." » * * 'P HE Iwo sisters looked at each other, an electric uneasiness Kissing between thorn. "'You mean ic didn't use the flivver?" Caroline asked in a quiet, anxious voice. Kafe shook her head gloomily, I ought to have looked alter mm,- she said. "I saw (lie phaeton and Dobbin hitched there, but U simply 1 didn't register. I guess thinking about si each other lous of the Timush two years Kato's senior, Caroline Meed had long ago bowed l '> '-he dominant personality of her younger sister. She was not of- fciKir'ii vvhc,, people said "Kate :«ul Caroline"—as they usually did )( — JiiMeadot Caroline and Kale. It i 1 - "'-ul natural and rifht. Shej "Good news and bad." Kate rev --~- .iiorter than Kale by a good |marked. "It means about seven !'"'•; ir.rhes, and 12 pounds lighter.; dollars in Gran'dai's pockets, bill Her personality was sweet and I at the same time it's cruel to have r riIE two sisters loved devotedly, each jea world for flic sake "of the oilier". They did not clearly remember their parents. But they did remember and keenly miss their grandmother wiio had died Iwo years before—the Major's efficient, dynamic little wife Whom he'd always called "Miss Kilty." Since Miss Kitty's passing, the Major's bUEviess affairs had gone from bad to worse and his periods ot drinking had became more frequent His granddaughters loved and 'admired him, but they were not at all copal/To of dealing wilh his charming indolence and his craving' for the uotllc. They wove, as Kate put it, "up a Irec about Gran'dad.'" "What's for supper?" Kate asked after they had sat silent for a few minutes. "Baked beans'," Caroline answered, "cooked in the ham liquor. Tomato sauce and brown sugar on top. That's our piece cte -resistance." "Isn't there any chance of our having some sliced .ham?" Kate inquired hopefully, like a greedy, round-eyed chile!, Caroline shook her head. "We had an order for Ihe fourth ham today. A telegram from t!-.e Pen- dcnnis Club. It's lucky we cooked Caroline hastened to say, "I understand, honey. I have absentminded spells myself. Hadn't we belter send Zeke after him?" This expedient was not necessary, for at Ihat moment a sound of swiftly quavering singing was V. Heard in Ihe direction of the pike,,* and almost at once a vehicle, sIcV y drawn by a horse, turned in at 'he gateway. As Ibe equipage came nearer they saw that the driving )i nes wevc wrappcd u . ust _ fully around the whip, and that he old horse picked his way as if bearing the burden of. the world on his body. .The two girls went down to open the yard gate, their lovely young faces troubled and a little sad. With one accord they palled the flanks of the faithful old horso as he came to a stop. Dobbin turned his head and looked at them, meekly accepting their just praise. "Well, Gran'dad?" Kate said experimentally, wondering just how much he had had this lime. "Evening. Gran'daughters " rs- plicd the Major. "Don't let Miss Kitty catch me comin' home this way. Been o.CSan Juan hill with leddy. Wish officer, ought to be Democrat—" They knew then Ihat he was very drunk, indeed, and that he had probably slood Ircat to a halt nozen wastrels with his last bill.- They called Zeke, urgently, and the old darkey came on a jogging run. Between them, they got the Major safely to the ground and to his feet. Kale delayed them a moment to feel iu his pockets. I \, "Three nickels!" she said in disl ' gust. "Last night he had a five I dollar bill! I saw it." (To Be Contimictl)

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