The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 13, 1936 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 13, 1936
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FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY,' OCTOBER 13, 193G THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , COURIER NEWS CO, PUBUSHERS Cl- B.' BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINE3, Adicrllslng Mma«*r Sole -National vAdrerlUiiig Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Knimb City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon, Except Sunday Entered as second das? matter at the poet •Hk* at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. ___^ Served oy trio United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Uljthevllle, 15c per »eek, or C5o per mouth. By mall, within a radius or 50 miles, $3.M per year, $150 lor six months. 15c lor three months; by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $650 per jour; In zones seven and eight,' |10.00 per year, payable liV advance. Landon's Farm Program , Thai the Roosevelt ivdnrinislriiLion's handling of the farm problem li»-s not been -in all details perfect must be '" "acknowledged even by its most loyal supporters. Bui at bast .Mr. Uoose- , veil and )iis farm advisors Imvo shown ;\ii understanding of the nature of the farm, problem and of the methods by which it must be attacked. And that the results of their efforts in general , have been goo:l must be admitted by any fair-minded critic. ' Governor Landon's promise is that if he is'elected president he will see that the same or belter results arc achieved with less lost motion in ad- .ministration and less interference with the right of each individual farmer to conduct his affairs as seems to him wise and proper. If the governor had been satisfied to let it go at that he would have been subject to the charge of 'speaking in generalities but he might have won some support among , 'that pail of the farm population which would prefer, all else being seemingly equal, to vole the Republican ticket. •••,.". , Unfoi Innately for his prospects, , however, Mr. Lmiiton made'the mis- „ - tnkc, of going into sonic slight, detail concerning the nature of the farm program, which he proposes to put into effect. In substance he said that he would take the lid oil' pi eduction and compensate farmers for falling pricca by • direct subsidy payments. ' It, would be .,. Jhie (for ,1)10, farmers.) \yhilo \i{, j'astcd, •7. hJS't it''coukln'l last long) ^ Coupled [•h/ the Land'on* piogram , of noninterference with tariff barriers against foreign tiadc, it would - collapse under the weight of , mounting surpluses it would create.' For if we have learned thing about the farm problem since Mr. Hoover's fa 1(111 board's ill-fated ' experiment it is that any program for holding up farm income that forgets the necessity of maintaining a balance between farm production and faim markets is foredoomed to failure. Mr. Laiiclon cither has no understanding of the nature of the farm problem or else he thinks the farm voters do not understand it and is trying to make political capital out of their supposed ignorance. Whatever the explanation, farmers who hear cr rcaJ his speeches will not be fooled. soon the help any- OUT OUTx WAY None oj' Our Concern "i. It is just a little bit hard to sec why. so much fuss should be made tliesu days over the fact that Kinst Kdward VIII iMijoys thu company of the American-born Mrs. tfrnost Simpson. King Kriwnrd is not the (irst monarch, in the \OI\K history of royalty, who lias lingered in the presence of a fair commoner. Indeed, his father, the late King George, was one of the very few who did not. If you care to put the very worst interpretation possible on the friendship—and you might remember that there is nothing at all in the record to justify such interpretation—the king is doing no more than living up to royal tradition. ' Hut, in any case, royal tradition or no royal tradition, London is a- long way from here, and what the king of England may do in his spare time is not really much concern of ours. The atmosphere would bo a good deaj healthier it" we would permit Mr. Simpson and the lirilish public to do whatever worrying has to be done. A Powerful Persuader H isn't very bard to convert n southern col- tcir nmn to support of » Ucinocrntlc cniulldnlu for in-csklcnt, so WIHIum I.. Clnyton, Houston cotton magnate, pci'lmps pays but tepid tii- but« to tlie cvniiiiollsU; power of Governor Ijtindon when lie soys that Laixlou's tariff speeches Imvc converted him to Roosevelt's cause. UuL wlrnn we rend that the Prairie VtaiHT uiul all Its editors Imve moved body ami brccehes in(o the Koosevelt camp hccaiiso of the. Knnsan's speeches on the fanu problem we arc forccil to the conclusion that Governor bandon is the aco onilor of the Roosevelt, campaign. 1'lie Prnlrlc Fanner for three Kcncrations hns biiltlud for and mirrarecl the sentiments of the farmors who nitule the corn bell (he nrea of greatest fnrm welfare in (he world. 11 has looked upon the [ic'inibllcnn campaign of 1035 niul ccmchiilcs' thai "the Re- putlican party is in favor of S3 liojs and 15-ccnt-corn/' So it advises its :1G3,003 readers to cast I heir ballots for Roosevelt. In the . industrial east Lantlon seems to have made conveits for Bonscvcit tco. Right ouliicie Phtliideluhla Rulph B. Slrnssbiirger, publlshci of NOH Mown, has heard Governor Landon nnd-now comes cut fov Roessvelt. A Demociat in Nonistown, PH., | K normally al- 'incst n'r> normal ns a Republican' In Clark'sdaic, Miss 'Ihc Kansas governor is a powerful persuader. —Memphis Commercial Appeal. SIDE GLANCES. By George'Clark OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major. Hoople "She says one of the fellas is kindn old—over Ihirly bul he's not baldheaded or anything like that." 3UST IS THIS HOME WEEK? I SEE THERE'S <STAMDISJ6 ROOM BLE A.CH5IRS ET THE SMELLIM6 "5M.TS TOR CLYDE AMD U. of C'. Enrollment Up (UP).—For 40 years a monk has BERKELEY, Cal. (UP) —Regis- been building the smallest church j tration al tlic UnivcrsiU'- of. Call- in I\K world hers. Now, lie is over a light sharp slap over the heart! ferula indicates the depression has 10 and the church is nearly coin- region may help. j passed. Students enrolled lo date I nletod. The church holds six p^r- nunibsr 14,021 as against 12,911 sons. A [loclor will, of course, stimulate the heart directly by the in| jcction of dings or by other procedures involving action on the heiirt Itself. Fishbcin Warns •01! Danger From Electric Shock for tha corresponding dat; last year. Church Built for G SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—Patrons of tile Mission street brunch GUERNSEY, Channel Islands ol Hie public library have cd police **) .shoal all the pigeons Pigeons Disrupt Library that make the library's lawn their strutting; place. Thsy declare that th-2 incessant billing ami cooin;; vn;>ke concentrated reading impossible. Tlic average person uses aljout 34 pounds of air a day. Tlic American people have bad memories of the last war,'after.which the associated powers • sometimes impolitely refused' to pay their debts. When an American reads alarming news about Meinel ..nnd-. Danzig, lie mutters: "Let them stew In their own juice." —Pnui i?ey- nancl, French deputy. » * * Voting is not' a party question with me, but one of principle. —Mrs. Henry Ford. * * * A Lit of worry, now and then keeps you on your toes. —Joan Crawford, screen actress. * * t • Tlic principal cnnss of fcrckcn families nnd bankrupt business Is the attempt to keep women in the hoines nnd men in commerce. • -Kogcr Babsou, business statistician, urging freer participation of women in business. thci r hu iskx In rilr HV l>ll. MOKUIS FIS1IKKIN Ktlllor, .Icmmil <!f the American ciliral Assignation, and of [ysdn, (lit- Health Magazine eelrie shock is beccniing more to he (guarded agnlnst us a cause of death because of the widespread use of electricity. When n ticrson has been shocked by electricity, death may oczur Instantaneously due ' to paralysis of tlic brain centers controlling the action of the heart as well as Lo over-excitation of the .[heart muscle. ,, .,. Sometimes deatli results .,! 'burning. Sometimes Ihe, person who hns been shocked by J ctcc- .riclty falls and dies from rcsult- nnt Injuries. To avoid electric shocks in the ncme, certain steps arc desirable: ; 1. Bad electrical connections, and broken or ci'pMcrt -.wirrr-. start fires nnd are a source of shcck. Have .them looked, ovcri by somebody who kno^^i this business. 2. Be sure all electrical^ con- T^orT usinV "me^lafe Jbe Major was impatienlly aw,il- dnk, and lavatory. Many,,,* .peW ing them;- Already, from Zeke, he SALUTE TO II KG IX 1IHKE TODAY KATE mid CAHOMXI: J1RHI1 11% e un n run- down Illne 4irn<t<< fiirui «ltli thi-lr Kr:im!ff)tlior, MAJOR SAM MH13II, uiul tivo nlil JVrgm HfTvantH, Al.THY ni il 7,1 :KK. Hut*- I» niKiigril io • .M011GAX 1'HKNTIKS, l)» t IH m-tflrctcd liy Mm fur 1-3 VK IIIiWDLI,, just hnmt, I nun t-oHf j;r. Knle null <;iiroltnt, Mttirt to I,uiilK\lllu with /fUe to drlivi-r f«iur Imki-d hums (irtlured by n club. Their Kriljui JK struck by n i-nr with ttn »-:is(ern 'I'Jic.ilrlver, u HtriiiiKt'r, Klve »T»4» for reiKiir* ainl ccm^i- take the Ivro Ktrl« :ind thei to the city. Kri mule h« si huy the fnriiiul:i for fiirii vuokln^ I hi- IIIIUIH. K»(e 4)u1 Ihe forniiilii mid »»ki tin. MtrHn K t-r fMKI for U. Ilr litintlly V»r* ike ""'>' nskeil whon Kiitt trllM him ih:it ^itn- hnn xn-ii him Mi- nl il..- tici-iiMc iiliili-N CniLii U.vlr ilnuinpi-tl rur. 'I lie girl* hunk the iitiincy nnil ijiiy n new Arc** lor Knit- In \vrnr to n ilniice. In l.r^In^Iou n ^'i-nlthr mid liiltrr youiifr nionntiiliiciT h:i« IHK* - Jirrunpnl \\ith hi« lawyer <o fort-- rlH«c u nuirlRnKn im the 3^LC 1 farm, He I* JKKK HOWAHIl owiirr itf ro:il laiiitw nnJ n hiiKr I XOXV C-'O OX WITH T1IH STOHV CHAPTER VI WHEN the girls returned from " the city on the 5 o'clock bus ByWilliams THAT'S TH' V THAT (rt\V E>6 A WAY THEY NEW STYLE OF VWSH PER GOLD-HE'D FOUMD SUMPW', ER WOULDN 1 BE SO i DISTANT, \ IATELV x ^~—.- PRO.V1OTIOM GOT - BUT HE'5 7H 1 KIND WHO WILL HIT SUMPkl' SOME PAY, AM 1 ~ ^kl'-WELL, HEREJ AMOTHER i ; WEEK MOTHER" QUIET AM' DISTUMT WITH U5 GUVa AIMT VOU •) t\i' , son has : .bccn shcckcd while Paneling in a bathtub and attempting to turn on n light or an electric heater. The use of- i\ portable' electric heater in the- bathroom is dangerous. Tlic light- switch in Hie bathroom should be out of reach of n person in the tub. 3. All washing machines, including those for clothing and dishes, should be grounded, if possible, nnd the motor insulated rom the frnmc nnd drive mech- inlsm. 4. Electric wires lying on tlic ground may be live wires. Never ry to pick one i up. 5. Any type of heating pad should be used carefully. Improper Insulation may result in shock or burning. When a person has been shocked by electricity, it is first necessary to remove him from contact with the electric conductor. Employes , of electrical concerns do not; stop to shut on the current. They take olf a coat cr \vi"ap, and throw it around the patient's body,, then pull him from .the contact. They arc told never to put their hands near the pcckcls or shoes of the victim, because the presence of mo-1 tal cr nulls will result in severe! shock to (he rescuer. 'Ihe steps to be taken when a person has been shocked by electricity arc as follows: 1. Release the victim, taking care to avoid being shocked yourself. 2. If both of the victim's hands! are grasping lire live \vire. get them loose one at R time. 3. If convenient, shut on the current by opening the nearest switch. 4. If It Is necessary to cut a live wire, use a wooden-handled I ax, turning your face a\\?.y from' the resulting flash. I 5. Put your finger in the mouth | of the unconscious individual to remove teeth, gum or tobacco. 6. Put the patient mi bis abdomen, one arm extended upward; the other elbow Hexed. Rest his 1 face on the hnnd so that Ihe I month Mid nc«c arc frr;. 7. Carry out artificial rc.viira-' (ion. ' 1 When the jiaUcnt revives, keep' him lying down. Keep him waim.I Watch his breathing carrliillv ti • note if it fa4Is again. '' | If the heart needs stlmuhtio:i, ' knew of the disaster of Ihe morning and a few of the subsequent events. It had been a shock to him, awaking that morning lo hear Zeke exciledly phoning a Shelby garage concerning the injured car. The old Negro hnd hardly hung up the phone before the Major had him cornered. "What say, Zeke?" lie called. "You've been in an accident with the car?" "Yessir, Major Sam," replied Zeke, coming to his bedside "Seem like de engine slill run first rale, but one tire is Hat 'caus'n dc left hine fender is bashed agin de wheel." "Good Lord!" exclaimed the Major. "How did it happen?" "Seem like a white man in a big car done hit us, Major Sam. But he right nice an' pertitc about it. lie done pay $50 to get us fixed up. tie done take Miss Kate an' Miss C'linc an' de hams in lo de city, too—" The Major jerked himself lo a silling posture. "You mean the girls were with you when it happened?" he bellowed. "Yessir, Major. Dey shore was. Dey meant to ask you could dcy go. But bcin' as how you come Judge Prenliss!" Her skin prickled. '• The idea of being indebted to : Morgan's kindly and successful -fattier was too intolerable to con- ; template. '. "Yes," said Major Meed. "For : two years now. I borrowed it to \ repair the tobacco barn after the ; big storm unrooted it. 11 - ; Kate remarked, "The money he- : longs to Caroline now. I gave it i to her. She's the one to say if i you can-have il." She looked at: Caroline rather ,yjlea,dirtgly, shar- 'ing with.her the'sqrnnj^of the lost yenr at college-, which, had been home las' weather—" night under de He paused, having with darky cunning shifted the focus o£ attention from his own ill luck to (lie Major's drunkenness. The old gentleman sank back 01 "Exhibit One!' viili ili real miry forlably settled in his favorite chair. Then Kate said, "Well, Gran'dad, I can see Zekc's told you what happened this morning. We had a narrow escape but it all turned out beautifully." Caroline took up the tale: "We gol three of. Ihe hams Iherc safely, but one was ruined. It was the only one that spilled out of the car" Did you ever hear of such good luck?" The old man said, "It's good luck enough to have you girls safely out of. it! And Zeke. Nobody hurl. Remarkable!" "And Ihe man who hit us gave me S50 to have Ihe car repaired, Grnn'dad," Kate said. She showed him the bills nnd then, at a wise look from Caroline, put them back into her puree. "We risked spending $10 of it for a dress for me (o Kale faitl, s/jon'i'ng Carolines new banl; ackage that proved 1o be their ecovcrcd license plates. Major Meed spoke. "We'll have o find the man and return his loney to him. What you've done dad. Caroline's already pointed farmer any more. Since I lost my Dut to me thai it was a sort oE tenant n few years back-, my crop,? haven't been worth the hardly. -Zeke and I his pillow with a chastened sigh.! wear to the Dnllon dance-. Thurs- 3Ic ' anxiously, "Wasit a strange person lhat hit you, Zckc? Surely tlic girls didn't get into n car with a stranger?" "Seem like dcy did, Major Sam. It were Miss Kate's idear. She said how I was lo stay an' look riftcr de car while her an' her sister take dcm hams to dc club. But don't you worry, Major Sam. Oat was a right nice nclin' white man all right. He pay fcr dc damages." Tlic oltl gcnlleman was dressed and pacing Ihe porch when the Rirls returned. As they walked up through the woodland pasture to the house they could see him there. Some ot the high spirits of the day fell away from them, for they knew lhat a "session" was unavoidable. * * * r PHEY went inside and waited night. A beautiful dress, Gran'dad, marked down to a fourth of its regular price .^ 131ue satin. The sweetest thing." Major Meed palled Kate's hand. I'm mighty glad you got it, baby I reckon you've been ncedm * new dress for' a lorg lime. > ought'vc got one for Caroline said quietly,- "We go 1 ..IB else for Caroline —a „. year al the University of Louisville. You sec, Gran dad, we told your ham formula to tha man who took us lo town. I made iiim pay S500 for it--" She talked rapidly, (eliing ti« whole story while lie listened n pained amazement. . "Exhibit One!" she raid, snow new bank boor Ico." Kate something Caroline's its neat entry. s not straight, baby. rable." It ain't hon- said, "We knew- you'd • feel lhat way about it, Grnn'- pAROLINE said steadily, "Of course he can have it! We've got to pay our debts. The money's yours, Gran'dad. A gift from Kate and me. Easy come, easy go!" she concluded gayly, determined to hide her sense of loss and disnp- ' poinlmcnt. , Kale thought with a proud surge of love, "Caroline's a thoroughbred!" Then when ' her grandfather had concluded his formal little speech of thanks she said to the old gentleman urgently: "And now tell us about the mortgage, .Gran'dad. How are you struggling along with that?" His face lost its recently acquired good cheer. He shrugged • and lifted tired hands in a gesture of defeat. "That struggle's over, baby Kate. Prenliss and Elwell had a telegram from Lexington two days ago savin' the holder is foreclosing. That's why I went to town and got drunk yesterday, I reckon." Kate said, "You poor old darling! Why didn't you tell us instead of trying to bear it all by yourself? ... Of course we won't let them foreclose, Gran'dad! That's out of the question. We'll refinance. We'll apply to the government -or one of those loans—" The old man shook his head wearily. "IV C Iricd that, honey. Prenliss and Elwell have donc>^ everything they could to work ^S for me that way. But the fact is/ I ain't a good risk. The mortgage is too heavy and I'm not a good >hckmail—demanding $50D for a j "lam recipe and getting it because! had something on the man. I' guess he was a b.-.d egg of some ort. He wouldn't have been so ifraid of that traffic cop i( he vasn'l. But what's done is done, •le's gone—nobody knows where —and good riddance. We've got lis nasty money and turned it in> good money. .There how!" Major Meed, overwhelmed by Kate's barrage of logic, got up and paced the door. Presently he slopped, stock-sliU in his tracks, and broke into a beaming smile. "You know," he said, pulling at his goatee, "I believe the I/jrd sent that money! It'll pay our debts!" Caroline said gently, "Tell us about the debts, Gran'dad. You've never really talked lo us about business. Do we owe much?" The old man sat down again, lie seeds, arc both put liii hands on wearin' out, and Iho farm hands you hire nowadays don't take an inlcrest. . . . No, nol even Uncle Sam is goin' to finance a poor risk like old man Meed." Kate and Caroline looked at each other incredibly. Caroline said in a queer voice, "Yon mean we've got lo—gr>t lo leave Meed Meadows. Gran'dad? Move oul of our house?" He nodded, nol looking at thcav "Where will we go?" asked Kate, not flinching. "We'll have shellcr," he replied almost cheerfully. "The tenant house over on liie Mount Hebron road. I've held on to that. It's got 20 acres to it. We can have a mig'nty fine garden there." The tenant house! The girls were seeing it as they looked unbelievingly at their grandfather. A stork litlle six-room house. Its knees and porcli sagging. Its upstairs looked at the floor. He said, dows resembling a pair of closc- "There's almost $200 owiiv' to the I set eyes in an unhappy face. Be- grocery and dry goods and hardware stores. And (here's that $300 lhat 1 borrowed from ,ludqe Pren- liss two years curity/ 1 a.qo without 'And | Kate exclaimed quicidy, "I until the old man was com-1 Exiubit°T\vo!" unwrapping a flat'didn't drcair we owed money lo side il a worn-out, un tended orchard, Behind it a hideous, paint- peeled barn. Before it a brokn picket fence, separating a wcei'i lav.n from Ihe pike. . . . Was ti!at| to be lht>ir home?' (To lie Continued)

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