The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 12, 1936 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 12, 1936
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BLYT'HEVILLE COURIER TUX COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLJSHEHS K ,' C. R BABCOOK, Edllor * H. W. HAINES, Advertising Sole National,' Adverllsiug Representatives': Arkansas Dallies, Inc, New York, Chicago, ', Detroit, 81, Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memplus Published' Ivery Afternoon Kxcept Sundai/ • Ehtertd «s second class matter at the post «fllct"'at Blylhcvllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, • October 9, J917. Beryed oy the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blylhcvllle, 15o per ireek, or 65o |M?r month. By mail, within a radius or SO miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 7So for three months; by mall In postal zones two- to six, Inclusive, tfi.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10,00 per year, payable In advance. The School Bond Proposal Letters which tlie Courier News has 'received indicate an imperfect understanding of the financial: situation of the Blylhcville school district and of the nature and purpose of the school bond refunding proposal which is to be submitted to the voters of tlic district OH October 22. The proposal calls for no increase in the tnx rale, which is already -AS high Ks is permitted by the stale constitution, nor docs it call for any increase in the amount of school revenue required for bond purposes. To the contrary its chief and virtually its • sole purpose is to effect a reduction in.the annual cost of debt service to . ,the end tlfat sufficient funds may remain for the operation of the schools. The district has made and is continuing to make every effort lo keep faith with the holders of its bonds. Five years ago, when school revenues began to slu'nip sharply, the high school was placed on a tuition basis, at severe and perhaps unjust hardship, to patrons of the school, in order that [he district might continue lo meet its .debt obligations. It was hcpcd at that lime that the financial stiingency would he only temporary, Dial revenues would recover sufficiently to 'make it possible'to resume opcr- ' alion of tlic schools on a normal biisis and still pay out the district's debt as »irqriginally contracted.; Experience Fincc has indicated that there is no baFis for such hope.' By means of the sales tax the''district's' capita allotment of state funds has been re- : ' flustered to a figure-.approximating its pro-depression level. But the district's income from local taxation remains more than .?20,000 per year below the prc-depression level. Due to the closing of the Chicago Jlill and to other icssons it will be years, if ever, before it can be expected lo reach 1928 and 1929 figures. There is no possible way, under the existing schedule of school bond maturities, to stretch the district's income lo cover the cost of debt service and the cost of carrying on an adequate school program. School expenses have already been cut as deeply as they safely can be. The only soliilioj), short of keeping the high _ school permanently on a tuition basis, is to obtain an adjustment of bond interest and maturities to bring the ^ district's debt service requirements'- OUT OUR WAY BLYniEVILLE '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS within its capacity lo pay. There is no .other way to keep the bonds of Ihe district on a current basis mid at the same time maintain and operate the school;), Tito plan which the district is offering to lite bondholders, subject to approval of lite voters on October 22, calls for H slighl reduction in interest on the district's bonds and for Hie spreading of jnaUirilies over a longer period of years. Us effect, if it is accepted by the voters and the bondholders, will be to reduce the cost of debt service by from ?8,000 to §16,000 per year for the years up lo and including 19-Ki. This reduction will be sufficient, if school revenues arc mainlaincd at their present level, to insure the operation of the .schools, including the high school, on a free basin. After 19-16 the cost of debt .service, under the new schedule, will be higher than undor the 1 old, due to the fact that under tbe old schedule the annual debt cost drops in 1947 from ?26,000 lo about $8,000 per year. Hut it will still be within the district's capacity to pay. The refunding proposal did nol originate with the bondholders. It woul.d be to their advantage as well as to that of tbe district to put it into effect, for, at small cost, it would restore their bonds to a current basis and protect them against future' default. However, the chief present obstacle to the success of the refunding program is the apparent unwillingness of a substantial minority of the bondholders io accept it. The only apparent alternative to the refunding proposal is desirable from the standpoint neither of the district nor of Ihe bondholders. H would probably be an order by the federal coiirt impounding for the service of the debt a'part of the district's revenues which might very possibly be too great lo permit the carrying O u of a full school program but which almost certainly would not be- sufficient to meet the existing .schedule of maturities. The schools and the patrons of the schools would stiller,' through the necessity of meeting aimim! deficits through the continued imposition of' tuition. ; ,char- , 'ges, and the, bondholders Would'- s'uf- : far because'-the bonds, being in '(lei"' fault, would not be readily negotiable. The plan was conceived with Ilia 'idea of. serving the legitimate interests of all parlies concerned—taxpayers, school natrons "and bondholders—' to the fullest, extent-permitted by (he resources of the ..district. H merits the supporrbf the'voters of the district at the.-'October 22 election, it is our belief that when the situation is more thoroughly understood it will also win the approval and acceptance of the bondholders. Savage cruelties of recent, warfare make IL Plain that, since . the • World War, civilization lias Bone backwards, not forward. --Rev P A. Walsh, New York City.' Human hcin B s never arc going to cat pills for meals. Pills can never be made to contain sufficient caloric volume. . -Dr. Milton A. Bridges, Columbia University, dietetics authority. MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1036 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "All children arc. like that around Steve. He's one of they seem to understand." Bread Kept 50 Years PORTERVILLB, Cal. '(UP)—Mrs. I Nora M. Remsbcrg has entered , the nationwide contest for the ! piece of stalest bread in the country. Following 'the declaration of OUR BOARDING HOUSE |/TAKE A LOOKWrW AM COMIM' UP TO "DE FROWT T>OA.W/- MI6TAM BUSTAH "DOME HfXVE T)E. MEW <5W_ TiOA'P.'OA H/XKkBlKS' OU HIS ARM UKE'MOSS OM A With Major Hopple HUH / w W/V5 THAT 3ASO14, \P VOLA ARE KIDDIKJ 1 US, VOU'LL H/\VE TO "PAIKIT YOUR MUG PURPLE^O IT WONJT SHOW *TME BRUISES WHEKi SVE GET THROUGH WE'LL WA TIE YOU 1M •S'MAMY VOU'LL TO 30IM T06ET pfiTTWVp^'r- mi i Mr^-^^^F^^^ y r^ =F i u OT / , Wv fe- ' *'1«1 fi)ASON-DOE<5j! PL, , '^ V P- '-rt^fe^ MS TOKT = j * that he has a piece of biscuit Ing. in .the last 2,000 years have tervcd to him during the Spanish been collected by Edward Le^ American war 37 years ago.'Mrs. i Cambridge fanner. Ail E'viiliaii Uemsbcrg -announces she : has a and a Roman lamp that dates back Piece of bread 50 years old, baked I to 300 B.C. are the oldest in th- by her mother-in-law. ! collection Old Lamps CAMBRIDGE. Wis..UP)- Ducks Go on Spree LODI, Cal. (UP) — Abraham By Williams HOW TO TAKE If'? GOOD NIGHT-' V.'HV POM'T VOU LeARM MOW TO GIVE IT? iHWs TH' IMPORTANT PART: I KNOW, BUT 1 CAN'T GET MV MIND ON OIVIM' IT, TILL I KIM OET IT OFF OF TAVCIM IT- T */..AtM* 1 ^""'^-'-•• '.•••'"• Every Swimmer Should Know How To A void'Danger By 1>K. MOHItIS FISIIBK1N Eilllcr, 'jn.irnM .if the AiiKrlc.ii. Medical Association, unrt of lly- Rciii, the Health' 'Ringi'tlnc Swimming, once a summer -sport. Is now a. popular-:iccrca- tion throughout Ui c ycnr'.'.-Devel- opmcnt, of 'swimming pools in connection with schools,' chilis, anil summer and winter • resorts has teen tremendous. :' 1; ; fl;i swimmer . should certain' precautions:.' ... 1. He should not, enter the vvnter if he is overheated. 2. It Is ^,'not, wise ,, i» swim soon after V nienl.' '.' ';"' ' 3. Cramp's of the" ? muscles wliljc, swimming are ' a source of' danger.' but not nearly so serious as Is commonly thought. Tiie danger comes''not from the cramp, but from liic panic which causes (he' swimmer to flounder and sink'. Whenever a cramp occurs,' the .muscles should be rubbed gently. 4. If. your teeth: chatter and ycjir skin turns blue, come out of tlic water immediately and wnriii up. '' Everyone should know the simple procedure E.VCII by the American Red Cross for ordinary mechanical resuscitation. They follow: Lay the victim on his stomach. - Extend one arm directly over his head. liend the other arm at the elbow and rest the patient's cheek on his hand, to keep the nose and mouth off the ground and free for breathing. Kneel facing forward, straddling the patient's , legs above the knees. Place the palms of the hands on each side of his back, just, nbovc the belt line and about four Inches apart, thumbs and fingers together, the little fingers over and following the line of the ribs and the tips of fingers just out of sight. With arms straight, lean gradually forward, pressing downward and forward and counting slowly "one. two, three." Snap your hands sideways olT the patient's back. Swing your body back, counting slowly, "four, five." Hest. Straighten the anus and repeat the pressure. * * * To assist in timing the. three! movements of the stralght-arnil pressure, quick release and swing back (about 12 to the minute), repeat during the period of pressure, "Out goes the bad air"; snap of! your hands and repeat, during the period of release, "In comes the gcoti." Keep working steadily until the breathing begins and continues naturally. Tills technic should be so familiar to the operator that he can automatically throw himself into the correct attitude, and rhythm. In most industries.! special crews arc trained In this' work. • •."• ' ~.....j.> i^i^i, v,Lti. \.uft —• Aoraiiam ^^^^^T^^^^^f^ \ SS^LS^ ^ai^o, brandy which ollicers confiscated and dumped on his property' Wh-n Bechtold returned home after paying his fine, his 100 Mallard ducks were ilrung in degrees varying from being asleep, to lyin» oh their backs, staggeriiijj aro°un-I waddling uncertainly and lyin* in imidholes'. ° Head Courier News Want Ads. . KATI-: Jive i IlDltK T011AY md I.-AHOLIXI: MEHH ruii-d!»rn Illuit CriiM* ' will. IhHr luvubl,,, i.llu'r, MAJOIt SAM . ,». IIY imd <0 l-livri. I UI'>.NTI.SS, htlt » l. >.ii« f.,, KVK ISMVKM', juVi hoii c.iHritr. ' • """" Allljor .llrrd Kw;l „„ ., »., r ' C( , , m '" ""« i , ';;•• '-I' 1^ klrl. u,,,i Al thy i,u,l /rlio. Kale ,ui,| r,,ro 1 lni ',"!" rt '*' '"'iil»vllli. will, Zi-k <0 ilrlJnr fui.r l,:,ti,-a hn ...... r •leri.a lij- u rluli. Tkc-lr M-da .1" mriu-k Ii)- :: ,,,, r , v | th „ en»l<!rii IK-t-nsc. 'I ht ilrivrr trnwr, „!,-.., lh,m *,„ ?£', „„, ,r II. K llujc Flying Boat Heady SANTA MONICA. Cal. iUP) _ Latest commercial development of the Douglas Aircraft Company here is tlic huge new 32-pas.scnccr all-metal Plying lioat which was! lest down Sept, 24. Designed for long range trans-oceanic" serric" this plane carries 1,020 gallons of' gasoline which gives ii a non-stop full load cruising range of 1500! miles. A maximum cruising r.inze i o[ 3.300 miles ii possible "with "a 12 passenger load. . , ,„ ,,» fiirntjila for vur!n E Jk<- Iitim. Km,, wrl •"""<•'« nn.l ii.kx fr.lM luyllly ,,,,,-, l)lr «,„„ Inf.irjM. ],;„, ,!,„, , hc liiw »lenl Up lln,nnK flat,-,- (rnm '!.*'.£ ,?" n "»"-' 1 '-nr. Th« K l,l, l.unlc ll.c i.n.ncr tina liny u ,,ov «««« for hat, ta Wfnr ID n iljin-.'. NOW <;o OS WITH TIIK STOIIV CHAPTER V J)OWN at State University a young man o£ 24 had just received his diploma. Thomas Jefferson Howard was his name. There had been no one there lo sec htm graduate— no one who belonged lo him, that is. He was Ihe last of his clan in that rough mountain county that fringed the lowlands and was yet a part o£ the hills. He had come down at 21— three years ago— "to finish his learnin' " at the university of his native state. During those three years lie had accomplished a four-year course, studying even during the summer weeks to win his credits Through it all, he had been shy and proud and sullen, knowing himself to be "different" and resenting ii. it was not merely that he was older than the youths around him. He was unmistakably ' mountain" in speech and gesture and appearance. Mountain, loo in Ins silences and his suspicious reserve. A girl had laughed at him as he had crossed the campus, half an hour ago. A very pretty girl. She had been strolling between two dnpper lower classmen in while flannels, and as Jeff Howard passed the trio they tiad looked at him withdut troubling to, veil the amusement in their eyes. The girl's laughing voice had floated back to him, "Who's the big scarecrow?" "Thomas Jefferson Howard," he heard one of the hoys say, accenting the high-sounding name with a diabolical drawl. He could imagine the rest They'd told the girl about his nicknames, of course. "Old Constitution" and "Old Democracy." About his futile attempts at dancing. His eternal selection of the wrong clolhes. His tucking his napkin under his chin that time at the freshman banquet. Yes they could have kept that pretty fiirl in stitches for an hour, if they'd wanted lo, just telling her the things Jeff Howard used lo do when he was trying to be "one ol the boys." . . . After that fi rs i year he'd quit trying- }cS flushed <mgn,j,..-" gcj-me lack lo ike mountain/ r c you.-' ; , " ' • • • * H E repealed his own name with ?hV" f ! i"l>«'ited it. Kor a year a In.mlv «Thnm.« .1,,T±' i ho "-•'.»"• llO had studied Will a He put his head between n,» lands and cursed in bitterness and defeat. Presently lie discnrticd the cap •Hid gown, picked up his hat and went purposefully from the room and the house. Gaining the street, le went slriding toward-a town- bound street car and • swung tboard it. Actually, Jeff Howard .was not lomely. He was six feet'three'in 'icight and large of bone. His head ''•MS superbly moulded, his features strong and good. But, like n.nny mountain people, lie was •hin :ind awkward and slipj'.ly Cooped. His brown hair stood up crawly. His sharp blue eyes wore i narroivcd expression, as if look»Ss intently down llic barrel of a 'tiotgun. When he had reached the busi- c?s section of {he town, JeET low.ircl went into an oflicc build- HK iiul look an elevator to the olicc of his lawyer, "Mr. MoBain will see you, Mr. toward," a secretary told him im- 'nedialcly. She was deferential, u >it lie did not notice it. "t re. indeed, was the irony of Ihe ti)in fi _ihis awkward moun- '"incer wealthy. During the laM yc;ir of his parents' lives, an ''specially fine vein of coal had '"it'ii (ouud on their land. Jeff, at a laiifih, ,„,, Howard"! No wonder therc'd been a tiller when that name was called in the graduate list and he had «, responded. What had his parenlsjfm meant, tying a name like ThonM; I,, ] |lu!or in one of the semi-mountain "Major Meed w«.'. laboriously fillinK in the : -'l" of his patchy elementary 'lion and preparing himself jjng of the bitter 'IK'Bc. He liad believed that!young man's heart. 7EFP , HOWARD sat across the desk from his lawyer and isletl no words. "I've graduated," he said. "I'm ready lo get out of this town." Waving aside «.-, ,.i, u ,icai Air.. alcBam's congratulations, he -crackin' their faces went on curtly: "I want to talk- to you about the mortgages I hold Vou told me most of 'cm are in Blue Grass property, didn't you? "ell," he continued at;a nod of assent from the lawyer "I- wanl lo take over Ihe best farm I can lay my two hands on." . Mr - McBain rang for his secretary and called for Mr. Howard's papers. He was glad lo see the .young mountaineer taking some interest in his property at last After McBain bad looked over Ihe papers he cleared his throat and said uncertainly: "There's Major Sam Meed's farm over in Shelby county. It's been practically yours for a year now, hut 1-vc held off, trying to give the old man a break. You don't like lo foreclose in a case like that." "A case like what?" asked Jeff Howard coldly. Mr. McCain took off his glasses and hold them in his hand. Ho looked thoughltul and regretful He was trying to think of what he could say lo induce his client lo foi-gcl old Major Meed's farm. He did not realize until loo late thai he had said the wrong thing entirely. has never been lived in by anyone not named Meed." 'What's the house like?" asked Jeff Howard. It was significant that he asked about the house rather than the land. "It's situated about five miles beyond Shelby on the Louisville pike," Mr. McBain replied. "A big red brick house, sitting about a quarter-mile oft the pike beyond a woodland. I believe it's considered pretty good, architecturally." ,,,'•,- /eft HowardQlJted his u..,,,™ pipe, lit It arid;topk several deep f puffs. "Get in touch' jwilh Meed's ' lawyer," he said' trie-fly, "or his i banker—-whoever's handlin' it. I'd ' like to take over the place as soon • as possible. I'm lookin 1 lor a : suitable place to live. This loea- . lion sounds all right to me." * • * !. McBAIN shook his head. "I :• wouldn't advise it, Howard/ I wouldn't ndvise it at all. You'd , find yourself in a hornet's nest of ill will. The entire county would be down on you. Major Meed's a : sort of institution in that neck o£ ihe woods. People respect him love him—" ^. 'But not enough to pay his debts for him," interrupted JeiT Howard. "Well, I don't neither. He's nolhin' to me. Get mo the Place as soon as il's legal." "Look here, Mr. Howard," said he lawyer earnestly, "you've got i couple of other farms that vould do you just as well. Maybe Better. Now there's one near Berea, closer to your old home—" Jeff Hushed angrily. "Tryin' to tot me back to the mountains are you? Well, I'm not goin' back, m through with the tall hills I m seltlin' in the Blue Grass, and f the snobs don't like it, then hey can lump it. . . . Look here, VcBam I'll tell it lo you straight. I m sick as hell of havin' these blue-bloods and near blue-bloods grin, m a grin , ny hillbilly'* •ady lo give * when they hear ..., „, twang. Well, I'm ready lo g.,_ em Komclhin 1 to tbinlt about. Somethin' lo hale me about, if you want lo put it that way—" Tlic lawyer tried lo speak, but the angry boy brushed him aside. "I'll take the best farm I can lay my hands on. You've already admitted that's the Meed place. Well. 1 m goin' to settle down on it with a horse and a shotgun and a couple of dogs. I don't need to farm. I'll_ let it go to ruin if I etit down nil those please. - ~.*-.., ..LI. llly.,^ trees they're so stinkin' proud of and plant lob.icco round Ihe slumps. I'll—" As he talked' on, violently but purposefully, Mr. McBain knew thai the Meed case was lost He'd have to wire the old man's law- Prcntiss and Klwell down af Shelby, and tell tliom his client meant businc.-s. ''Very well, Mr. Howard," he iaid . to ™ a "y- "» that's your last word III attend to the foreclosure nt once. You realize, do you, that you get the house furnishings also in this case?" "I didn't know it," answered Jeff Howard, "but I'm right slat! to hear il. It'll silvo mc | rou bl c . - .,^ x , , t , ,, 0 jinn t |][ um jcnllcmaii ;,s you'll find in Ken- lucky, he explained, not drcain- fine an old!I'll need suitable"furnilu in the a clearing? He went back to his boarding house, grimly pleased with him- seif. He was about to humble „ Blue Glass familv. Mavbe Ihere'd' - ...... '•-• "'* i«muy t rai for fi cncratioi«. as held this). The s house 1 at him this .(To Bo Continued}

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