The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 29, 1936 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 29, 1936
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£"- v h'"', cdtlfeiiiR tol "THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS £ THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS ?3 x C. R. BABCOCK, Editor |r - • H ,W. HA1NKS, Advertising Manager ^ •\ s Sole National Advertising Representatives: '" 'Arkansas Dailies, Inc, New Yoik, Chicago, " Detioit, St. ixmls, Dallas, Kansas city,'Memphis ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ,' Enleied us second class matter at the post " office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under net of ' Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by Iho United Press * , SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier m tha City of Blylhevllle, 15c l>cr ucek, or C5o \in month. By nrail, \ultnn a radius (if 50 miles, $3.00 per year $1 60 for six months, 76c for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $050 per jear; in zones seven and cl(jht, $10.01) ''• per year, payable In .advance. Vote Next Tuesday '• There .. a re a number of reasons why. citizens of Mississippi couiily should 'so 'to the polls ir. I'orto ii'jxt Tuesday. In the first place, while I he electoral vole of Arkansas may safely I)U counted In lh Democratic column in •' advance of the election, it is lilting that the people of this :>tatc give more than a passive endorsement to President Roosevelt and his administration. Let's show how we feel by turning out a full vole. In the second place there are a number of important slate issues u|> for Determination at this election, at least one, of which is of vital conse-.' v quence to Mississippi county. There ' will be'five submitted and initiated constitutional amendments an'rt aiis on ,the ballot. Opinion may dill'er its to the merits or demerits of four of them but one of them should have the" vole of every citi/on o( this comity. We refer to -proposed Amendment No. 23, to rcapportiou representation in the state, legislature on the basis of population. . lis ;ii> " proval would give Mississippi county three members of the general assembly ' instead of one and would make this county a slate 'senatorial district^ in itself, whereas now we .share a senator with two other counties. It \\onkl give this county voting parity with the lest of the slate in the , Arkansas legislature. If \\e fail to-/ turn out to a man (and woman) to vote for this measure it will be up to us to shut our mouths for a long time to come about our inability to get propei; consideration from the statehouse. ^ We might also remind the voters of the county that there is a contest IV the office of sheriff. : B. W. Thwcatt, who liled recently as an in| dependent candidate in opposition to Hale Jackson, Democratic nominee, ventured the prediction the other clay that by election day this newspaper would he ready to- acknowledge that the miblic interest demands his election. Well, the election is still several days away and we will remain open to conviction to the very last, always keeping in mind, however, that a man who has waged a successful campaign in the- Democratic primary is certainly entitled to first claim to the support of Democratic: voters. • ,record and reputation ho is known as capable and: honorable,. as jfi •Jfiv Jackson'.is'known, it is difficult to see what proper grounds any party member could find for refusing to vote for him. v While this editorial is addressed primarily to the. individual citizens and poll ,tax payers of the county it should contain an especial message for leaders in communities throughout the county. They can render an important service by helping lo get out a full vote, just as they do when more controversial matters are up for decision. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Not to Be Tolerated * * This is the lime of year when, wo hear the ..annual complaints about professionalism and "over-emphasis" 1 in college football. Jlany of these complaints are widely exaggerated a n d hollow; but that "big time" football does occasionally breed very , real evils is abundantly proved by news from one of the Western Conference universities. ; This particular university is having a disappointing football season, and the coach, as usual, is under fire; and the disquieting thing is a dispatch slating that, the merchants of the town in which the university is situated arc insisting on his dismissal, protesting that the town needs the income which big crowds, drawn by a winning team, will provide. When a university is compelled to produce winning teams so cash registers of hotels, restaurants, bars, and hot dog stands may jangle merrily, something is very badly out of focus. Football that exists to make money for a university athletic association is bad enough; • football that exists to make money for outside commercial institutions is inexcusable. BEGIN lll'.KK TODAY KATI3 mid CAKOI.IM-J JIEHll llvr oil a larni, Mcnl 3H-udo«K> "Ilk Ikelr luviililu, liuloli'nl Kru'iil- f:Kl,<T, X.V.IOU SAM MllKl), liail two oil] \i-Kro KITVIIIIIK, '/.KKK ill.,I Al.TIIV. Klllf In i-IHIIUCI'll «• .MOHUAN i'llli.VTISS, who BUt- ll'i-U her fur iH'Eillllful UJJtk Mnjor Mei-<l liixr* tlio fiirm lo JUKI-' IIOXV.VIII), f. l>lt[*T >IIMIIKT llliiuMaiitflT, Kille li.'Llt'X -Itflf fur ItiklliK their htuiii-, Murwtm IflU Knli- tfcey run In- murrlcJ II »kt \vlll "atlrh" hrr liunltfnKi>mv fiim- II)-. Ktlle nnil« IHTHI-II lorn llt- tlvri'n l\vo lo\'rfl. MurKnn. iiii'llinvklle, NOPJI Kve Elwcll. nlin fr.-iiikl) innki's a lilay for lilm. Kvi- iiii|"TiU iu lil» nm- Caroline was puzzled. "We country people need a hearty breakfast," she said. "It you work, you have to eat. Zeke and Althy always pick up the wind-fall apples to cook. 1 don't call that being wasteful." "Well," Kate remarked sarcastically, "maybe Rutherford B. likes fried apples for breakfast. Maybe they're catering to his appetite." The strange answer causal Caroline to look at her sister sharply. "Honey, I believe you need—" What we need is backbone," hiiUiii iViul iimkr>* uim yroNilMi^ fi, wnai we ncea is uucKuonc, uiihiiruw fci» "iriT uf mntriiwie to I broke in Kate. "We ought to be K/T'i -J"'™'"^*,^* *««'"•« out hunting jobs. That's'What we XOW CO OX WITH THE STORY OU £W'°_1* doing!" "I wish my.old mini wits'nlonjj. hiiijjf 'iiiiotit changing a tire." lie used lo know smite- THIS CURIOUS WORLD £ William Ferguson SDWSW . American criminal:; arc the l^st dressed in the workl.. — BLMIIO Pcarlumn, Lord Mayor of UXill, England, nflcr American tour. Wonics about \VFU\S nnd politics urc in Ilio 'faces of European women. — Cuilhumic of Paris, hnlr stylist. : • *'' * If : \vo continue to increase the speed of our existence nt the present rnte. it will nob he many gem rations before a man will have lived a lifetime when he reaches' the age of 20. — Ur. H. C. : Bucrkl, : Mndlson. Wis. t * * History is not, n race between education nnd disaster. History as we see It unfold toduy is a: rncc between moral character and disaster. — Arfiaiirt C. Marts, acting president, Biicknell University. * * • Social work Hints Us Justification in the weakness ot people, In their inadequacy, in their failure to grow up. All the more, social workers . realise the importance of mental growth. — Ilcrschel Alt, Children's Aid Society director, St. Louis. * ' * We Americans are curious In the way we trust our artists. For the most part \vc ignore them ns a vital part of onr life, but then we spot a few ami do incalculable- harm by bnlly- hcolnt; them. —Sheila Burlingamc, noted American artist. v '; FLOWERS THAT REMAIN OPEN ONLY AT A//G/V7" ARE EITHER. WHITE: OR CO OX WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XX A FTER kissing Morgan goodnight "^ (it was a da?.cd, unresponsive kiss because of the conversation they had just had), Kate went into the house and upstairs to bed without waking anyone. It was almost 3 o'clock and she did |ot want to thinlt. She forced hsrself to go to sleep, holding her problem in abeyance. But when she arose in the morning the )jroblem came rolling toward her like a giant bowling ball, fine slood quite still and let it flrlhc her, full force. Morgan wanted to marry her only on condition that she definitely rid herself ot her grandfather and Caroline nnd the old Negro servants. Only on condition that her grandfather be put in im institution, thai Caroline should become self- supporting in some distant city, that Zeke ond Althy and Rutherford should be discharged without sentiment, and soon. Kate's belief in Morgan's wisdom still awed her. At breakfast she could not look at Caroline. She tried, but the rising tears made her lower her eyes hastily to her plate. She thought of Caroline in soiriu distant place, standing behind a. counter, wrapping parcels. In some dingy office, typing all day. "But why not?" Kale asked herself angrily. "Why shouldn't Caro- Kate got up aad left the room. She felt as if she were on a torture rack, being pulled in two directions. She closed her eyes for a few moments to steel herself more strongly ( against her family. Then she went up to her grandfather's room. * * * 'T'HE old man was sitting beside the window in his dressing gown, having his breakfast from a tray. "Howdy, baby," he greeted her. "Your old gran'dad's goin' to be ship-shape before noon:" Sluvwns silent for hours. When Caroline ventured lo say approvingly, "Those jars look gorgeous, Kate!" she only shook her head impatiently. "Poor crop of beans, Caroline. The whole garden's a failure/That's the Meeds for you!" Caroline and Althy exchanged startled glances. « * * AT 5 o'clock Kale dressed, put Jl info a box all the things she had ever received from Morgan Prentiss and went from the house, he got into the sedan and drove he four miles to town by reflex ction. She stopped at the Prentiss ouse on West Center street and vent in. Through the screen door lie saw Morgan and Eve Elv/ell n the hall. "Oh, hello!" Morgan called out, ml opened the door for her. Both 10 and Eve looked startled. "Eve .ropped by to get a book." To Kale, they seemed remote md strange, like people viewed hrough the small end of opera glasses. Let Eve hear what she lad come to say to Morgan. What "0£ course, you Kate agreed. • She refrained from kissing his forehead where his clean pink skin met his silvery hair. "Did it ever occur to you, Gran'- dad, that you'd be lots more comfortable in modern veterans' home than in this box of a house? "I dare say," replied the old gentleman absently. He was buttering his pancakes with happy expectancy. "We'd all be." "We all aren't eligible," Kate answered Impatiently. "Only you Would you consider applying for admission to such a place. Gran'- dad?" line do such things? Otter girls Weli- sunrise Caroline timid little home-body! All the more reason for her lo get out and meet the world . . . Morgan said "the farther from home she bellcr Morgan . Louisville doesn't want her coming lo spend week-ends with us . . . Why should Caroline come and spend week-ends with Plenty of other girls live in hall bedrooms over the week-ends. Why shouldn't Caroline?' 1 Caroline asked, "Can't you eat your fried apples, honey?" ... : "NrV'.Knte. answered shortly.'"1 don't .think fried apples are necessary for breakfast. They're too heavy. Althy and ZcUc are a wasteful pair, If-you ask me." "Bless my soul," said Majo: Meed, peering sharply at her ove his spectacles, "I wouldn't an> more think of it than I'd try to to Congress." "Maybe in a year or two," Kat suggested cautiously. "When you'r older and need more attention—? "I reckon I get plenty of attention from those of my own household," said the old man reprovingly. "If the time ever came when I was sick and deserted, then I'd not be stubborn and stiff- necked. I'd go. But that's not apt lo happen io a man like me. Not with two gran'daughlers of my own and a pair ot faithful servants right here under my own roof. Are you feetin' gloomy thia fine mornin', honey?" Kate managed to laugh as she- turned and left him. ' After that she plunged 'into work, with , feverish speed. She went to the garden and picked a half bushel of beans, prepared matter?,... "Please take this box," she said to him. "Your fraternity pin's in it. And your letters and your picture. And the bracelet you gave me Christmas. I don't warri you or anything that was over yours." She saw that they were staring at her strangely, in a vast surprise. SlJe knew that she -should go without another word, but her anger would not let her. She said between her teeth, "You're a little man, Morgan Prentiss. A \mean, little man with a heart like a mustard seed. You've always been, I suppose, but I never realized it until today." ISve's cool voice cut the silence. "Morgan was going to tell you tonight, Kate, that he was through—" "So trJs makes II just dandy," Morgan added suavely. "I've no doubt you were," Kate said to him in a calm voice. "But. always remember I beat you to it, ivoh't you? It'll keep you humble ,vhcn you gel to the White House." She wen I away then, and lett Iheni. Through her bruised heart a feeling of relief and escape was pulsing. She only wanted to get home lo Gran'dad and Caroline and tell them how precious they, were. She wanted to say to them, "We love each 'other so! We must slick together, whatever comes!" At a drug store she bought a sack of framed tobacco for picture of Zeke and the Dionnc Ihem noon. babies for Ailliy. For Rutherford .. B. she bought n large chocolate bar. "The little fellow's too skinny," she thought ruefully. "We -must try to fatten him." Then and canned them before laughter came lo her, deliciousiy. I {To Be Conlinued) OR FINGERPRINTS, NO TWO OF WHICH HAVE BEEM FOUND TO BE ALIKE, OOME: UNDER: . PK/NC/PAi. CLASS/f^/CATlONS The Piltdown Man, believed to have lived from KlO.fKf) lo 150,000 years ago, and Uie Heidelberg Man, who may have lived 300,001) /ears ago, were --chinless. The Ncainlcrthal Man, the first passably human creature known; had only a suggestion of a chin. NEXT: What was the size of the largest known hailstone? OUT OUR WAY By Williams >VOL) BRIMG MY SKlPPrMQ ROPE RIGHT BACK HER6. OR I'LL GO STRAIGHT TO /J COME BY HERE AOAiM, AM 1 i'LU •5MACK MAOUTVV SOU MEARLV JERKED S\Y ARM OUT - 7O SEA- PACER MAKE ME SICK^ BOilM TMIRTV VEARS TOO SOOM. octor Non-Acid .Foods'Should .Be Canned•'• Gophers Jingle Cash Registers In Twin Cities MINNEAPOLIS (UP)—Minnesota's mighty Gophers of the gridiron arc applauded by Twin city i business men as one of the main commercial {itlruclions of 'the year. Basing their figures on the fact Hint between 50,000 and 60,000 out-of-town guests gather to watch football games at Memorial Stadium during the season, operators say these persons spend "thousands'" before aiut after each game. Strangely, some of Ihe lending night club owners would rather not be so busy. As on™ man expressed it: "If the crowd isn't so heavy, we can make more money because our waiters can serve patrons bettor. Actually, there's more money in the till alter a reasonably full house than a jammed house. And again, after a big crowd ths business is ruined for the first days of the next \vecb. People don't have any money left — and.', besides, sometimes they're tco tired to have fun." Under Steam Pressure for Safely H y DK- MORKIS FISHBEIN Editor, JoMtnal of , the American Medical As»ciat»n, anil of Hy- scia, the Health Mapwlnc The danger of botulism from factory-canned foods has been almost eliminated. Up to ID33, however, more 'thnn 10 deaths hati been caused by bacillus bolulinus contamination .of persimmons, string beans, beets, celery, sausage. and various vegetables canned at hcme. " To avoid this- danger, non-acid foods should be carmed under :team pressure. They cannot be processed In hot w'ater bath or even with the assurance that spoilage or ; the possibility of food poisoning thiis will be avoided. Many a home canner who wants to have a fine display .of his frutls or vegetables at a county fair takes chances in. sterilization with icsultinj danger to health and life. If people would only learn never to t.vte spoiled canned food, but to destroy the, food without tasting it and dispose promptly of the concents of suspicious jars or cans of food which possess A disagreeable odor or show gas pressure, the number of cases ot botulism would be gr?a!ly lessened. In discarding such material, the contents should be mixed with lye. and the jar and contents then bulled. If the contents are merely placed In the garbage, they may be eaten by chickens or household pals, that will die; or by mice, cats, or other animals that will spread the infection. Farm Interest's Higher Among Youth; of Iowa AMES, Iowa (UP)— Iowa's farm youth is seeking co-education in problems of the home and family relationships, according to a survey conducted by Dr. E. H. Stacy, extension sociologist at Iowa State College. The survey, conducted among rural youth organizations, revealed that both men and woman, averaging 23.5 and 22 years of respectively, are vitally interested in subjects that are ordinarily the duties of tile farmer and his wife. Rural youth extension work in Iowa now* embraces more than 1,800 young people, but the service lias been, primarily educational with little time spent on community service or family problems, Stacy said. The sociologist revealed that the survey clearly shows that youth is awakening to the need for a defi- nite program. Th; young people asked extension leaders to feature guidance In subjects such as farm record keeping, -farm- w'ater systems, wild life conservation. - rural electrification, education and family relationship problems for home and. extension study. Invisible Scratches Give New Luster To Silver NEW YORK (UP) — The microscope reveals unsuspected secrets about silver, scientists reveal. When the surface of sterling silver receives millions of tiny scratches from daily use, it develop the beautiful,. luster long admired. These scratches arc not visible lo Ihc naked eye, but they give n durable patina and d:pth of color which cannot be gained in any other way. 'Silverware grows in richness from daily use, whils the nictnl laid away in wool becomes lifeless. It is estimated that, should bees perish frcrn th= earth, more than half the flowers would vanish also. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hooplc culture, as well ns slate agriciil- tmal departments, distribute bulletins explaining how to can food, both, vegetables ami fncits. In such a manner as lo r.void danger of bctiilinus poisoning. Symptom of fcod poisoning, both of the paratyphoid and of the bot- utinus type, sometimes are easy to confuse \vith illness caused by metallic poisons, cither accidentally or purposely administered. In case of any poisoning, certain procedures arc Immediately doslr- tible. Smelling the breath of the uatient. examining remainders of the food, and questioning- other persons who have eaten of the same food constitute a part of tfcs investigation. * « * Certain plants contain poisons; for example, the castor bean, the bark f>om black locusts, the hemlock, sour grass, and rhubarb. The potato occasionally is a source of serious poisoning, because soft po- tntcs. potatoes prematurely harvested,, or those that turn green on exposure to light contain a p:i- scnous substance. . Fortunately, the total number o! fatalities from pqisolimg of thb type Is exceedingly low. Pl<m Fwjl-Proff DOR I'oimi! ELYRIA. O. (UP)—1.«2 Mlnkler. doj warden, told county commissioners stories of how as many a> four of his charges had been freed In ona night by tlieir owners, fewer on still other nights, commissioners voted $2,500 to a new fool- ( " ' • proof pound, ftner than populous I The u.' 3. Depattment of A?rl- ; Clsveland's. ' MY WORD—i &M IM ^ QMF-FUFF— MY \LLUMIMATED 'FUMMtL KEYHOLE IS BY "FAF, THE MOST iKieEMious OF ALL MY 1MVEWT1OK1S— IF.l SUBMIT MY MOPEL TO A MA-MUFACrURER BEFORE \ OBTAikl THE MECE5SAKY FUMDS TO TINA.MC-E ^ PATEMT, MY IDE^ WILL BE PILFERED— AK)D IP X SEEK CAPITAL "FROM MEM OP MEAMS, A, SIMILAR FATE AWAITS ME — "DRAT IT f IM. THIS MERGE MARY ' J-.^l ^ : CRLD,THE MAM OF 6EMILV5 IS 9^ •BUFFETED ABOUT j. NIOST •"• ^^~J yArT.^V -°~?\- UMMERGIPULLV ) •5AV, YOU'VE BE EM IM A" £^ HUDDLE WITH YOURSELF ALL DAY ^- MUMBUMQ -LIKE AN O6RE— ARE YOU PIV.IED, OR HAWE THE .QUIRRELS GMAWED _ THROUGH THE THICK eHEL'L OF KSU7

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