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~ * ^•S-^f' 't ^-^ttoA BLYPHEVlLiLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTH'EVILLE COURIER NEWS TtiS COURIER fcE#S CO., PUBLISHERS p. R. 1 6ABCOCK. Editor - H '.W. 1 HAINE3, 'Advertising Manager ' Sole • National Advertising representatives: Arkansas ^Dallies, Inc, New Yoik, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas Olty, Memphis^ T^ufallshed Every Afternoon. Except Sunday Entered as second class matter W the post ofllce' at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 191*1. % ./.i '•<. Served ly the United Presa __ ~^~\ : SUBSCRTPT10N HATES ' By cMrler In Uie City ol Blj'the\ Ille, 15j per »pfk: or G5c per month. By mall, *Hthlh h rndlus pf 50 miles, »3.00 per, • year. $150 for six months, 75o for three months; by mall In postal zones two lo six, Inclusive, |$35 per year| In zones ?e\en mid °o , per year, payable In advance. We Can Help in Drive ' to Mqkc ttighlv&ys Safe '" , Not -"very many montlis ago three mfiii Were ' entrapped in a Nova Scotia gold mine. For days thereafter, while draegefmen labored heroically lo save ^therri, their plight gripped the attention 6f a cbiitiheiit, nnd millions of people eagerly scanned headlines, hop- 'injf fervently that the^victims would be . yet if-'anylhinjj comparable lo this ffmo'UKt 'of iiiteicst had been focused on ' another" problem during the last 10 years, it Is" more titan probable ''that 2-1,000 men and women, • h'6w In their gfclves, would be enjoy• ing'life ii) tho bosoms of their fam- 1 ilies. t '' _ ' According to the National Safety Coiincil, this many lives would hrtvu " been saved, and nearly a million injuries ' prevented, had tho ilatlohal trend In mo lot vehicle ticdidcnly kept pace diu'hlg the last decade with thu reductions _ achieved an stales having "" btandard drivers' license laws. That the lives of citwehs vill not continue to be shci'idicd needlessly oil ' ~the altar of. public: ulmlhy; detinile campaigns ' are now, or soon will be, waged in at least 18 states for passage o£ standard drivers' license laws, , or bringing of existing laws up to t _ standard. • _ ^ , " "'in -1937 legislatures will meet in 43 states, at least 2s3 of v which have , no drivers' licchsc' laws or, at best) i • sub-standard measures. It is believed * th'at some .type of drivers' license legislation will be introduced in every >x state not already having a first-class law. '. While some of JHiese may fail to' go through, the\ council expects that the • net progress iVill be greater Until in s any previous year. ' " Drivers' license laws will be of little • benefit if .they are bad ones, points but V .. Sidney ~J. Williams, director of the council's' public safety division. , A good law,, he explains, has three 'essentials: examination of new clriv- '- ersf suspension or revocation for bad , ' driving', and centralization of alithor- "' ity in a state department. ! .- • • "History shows that laws without these three 'teeth, J " h c contends, , ~ , "are hardly worth the paper on which they're written." Under an effective law, drivers • would be tested as to vision, reflexes, knowledge of Iraflic laws, and other essentials; Ihcir automobiles would be examined periodically as to condition of brakes, tires, steering apparatus, nnd other such safely factors. And defective drivers nfid card would bo kept bff the sleets, to the vast benefit of pcdesirulns and responsible drivers. An encouraging factor, as the cam- . paigns begin, is the agitation for passage of such laws. This reveals that public and official interest in safeguarding high way Traffic is.increasing. In (i surVcy conducted recently in Oklahoma, for 'instance, i)0 per cent Of the motorists ((ucalioncd voted "Yes" wheii asked, "Arc you in favor of H standard drivers' license law?" If this sample lest is an indication of Uie general li'elid of public opinion, it 'may riot bo long before the problem of the irresponsible driver will be well'in hand throughout the country Taxation Beginning some 20 years iiyo wllli the Increasing use of motor vehicles :ill tho stales \\ent Into a new tin They had always bulll roads'. But now they hail to build and main- tain'a, different nnd vastly more costly type of road. They heeded many millions-In highway revenue. And they got the millions../ Arkansas today Is collecting in two montlis for highway purposes alone more taxes than it once collected .In U'year for all slate purposes. Jt would have seemed unbelievable u generation ago to sliy that Arkansas would collect Inxcs of Sl.OOb,- OOG'cvciy month for highways alone, ' But that is Si•-conservative figure for Arkansas' highway revenue needs'. Now another new era 1ms conic for all the •state.v—tlic social security era. It k generally accented that Uie stales have got to pension Bilged pcisblis wILhoiit means of livelihood of their own,'got lo support unemployablcs, got, (o iHovlde financial aid foi dependent blind pelaons and dependent childien. Thcso-arc c\ pcdlUues, heavy In the beglnuniE, (hat tire boiiild by.. [heir very nature to become filill heavier wllli each passing jear. For most stfties thcit Is no possibility of meeting thuo nSU demands except Ilirough additional ta\n tloiii No prolesls 01 tipilslngs ngninst nev/ Inxcs nie going [o clmnee the fact that now demandr, ttn : Dpi loc met wlllloUt millions of dollars in -new revemic. —Aikansas Gaxclti! FRIDAY, 13ECKMM3R 18, 193(5 !' OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Msjot SIDE GLANCES I'LLTRCJT OUT ,--AV Vou Muss . DOM'T -RATE A TO CUT IM OM "TrAIS SWEEPSTAKE C AXE. AW TITBIT FOR TH' 'POOR, BAKED UP T5V TH' OWL'S CLUB'' OLJQKTA TOSSED IM WRIST PMMGS WttlA EACI-; SO EACH OWE COULDA MAMDOJFFED YOU, UNTIL BOWELS AMD TAKE "THAT OLD FL.U6 TOR A RIDE IM A 1H/XT POOL?. APTEK •DOKIATIM6 GO TO THE V CLUB/L WILL ( ' f HAVE A TIDV Ihat w.is .in awful keltic of (is>h >ou (nought me lasl of platypus specimens which live exclubivcl) on ( woims hiving ex- Eggs By Faraclmlc BEND, Ore. (UP)— No' longer fire Tlie coal In the truck was of th fighters in isolated mountain coun- hips and legs protruding from m- ncalh lhc large pile of coal. After liiifnslcnliig some 1G bolls lump Virlely If the coil had be n sinill bojs- of the cits to find urtlcrnt dail 5 supply for them worm film lin been started for pirichutcd strught, to the which held the body of the truck companion' could rescue him imported csp-ciilly fiom Sydney Ihe coal iwiy fiom in a wooden crate, cra'ckina onl |thiee eggs Loa\e;> of bieid la heel Wolfords head, Rasmusseh found him unconscious. The resell? rr- •\\otl\i Firm MELBOUHNE >U D ) —The pres to tlie under • side cushioned the fall. ehce In the locil zoDlogkil gaidens Rcni Courier News Want ^ds Today, vnster changes impend lhali ever before In all man's hlstoiy. Man'y of Hum fa\or oldci pcop!6. But, how few older people see llicm! They me beclouded by the mists of memory. — Walter. Pltkin. » * * Tilt: nations bf llifl .western hemisphere may well Lecome Ibe reposilory of civilization If another great war bleaks out in Em-ope. —Hcni-y I Harrlhtan, former president, U S Chamber of Commerce. * * w Well, the king's business seems lo be c\crs body's business these days...I never had Hint love and duly trouble : mj-sclt; I haven't had to give up iny career, and I haven't been neglected, cither. —Mao : West. * * * Americans are the world's greatest lovers of the Irrational. Compared to Americans, the French are narrow, drearily practical, and bound lo reality. —Salvador Dull, Civtnlonlan painter. I love animals, hut —Bcnilo Mussolini. OUT OUR WAY THAT 6OLOYA/ SH-H-H-M^ VOU ,WAr-IT TO LEASE AN ACRE OP DOWN THE . CREEK, BV THAT BIG- ROCK PILE, EH? YE.S5IR FEE A CAMfJlM' PLACE, -EE ACLUB- SilWO OF A COUKJ-ffeV CLUB VVE GOT EiGMTEEM POLLA!^S HE6E-A...A.. HOW LOKJ6 IS PUTTIN SUMPIKl OVER ON US-I'D BET OM IT/ K JW DO WE KNOW 7MESE AIWT GILDED ROCKS? TWA7 LEASE IT i'T'S ALL WE COULD GIT. POOR. FARMER.' Toiler Early Sign Oi Lost Hearing riV i)U. iMOIHtIS FIS1IBEIN I dllilr, Jourinl tif Uie Amerll in flleillnl Addition -ind of II) RCil, the Ilcnlth AfaK-uihi, HnrdliLss of healing in olti a 0 e may be of two Kinds lhc dls tluclion dep"iul« on nhclrtci the chnngcs that have tnkcn placp in the tisslies aileit the middle of tlie Ihteinal en V As I hive alreidj pointed oul the cai tmj the orsins involved hi henrhig actually Unhide thic° pills rho exterml car which is oerjlhlhj oiil Ida the eardrum I'll middle dai which includes thr baidium anu certain little bone lhat help tinnsmlt ilbKtlans from the liiner side of tho ear-to the Internal cm in I flu-ill) , the venj fine oi 0 nns nnd nerve end ln*s nssochtcd with tho s^hS" ol lieiilng , ' \ Hiicliyis ol hen ing usinlly ap pears between 55 and ,G5 years of nge, one of the first signs being lessened ibilitj to h"ar sounds in the uppei tones 1'erhaps the rei- on lint ihls is tlie nrst symptom is that th» human b^mg ordhnrllj mnkes little .nso of'Ills, tense" ot Inning in pitching the veiy ril"h tones That form of hirdness of heai ing In \\hloh the small boii"s hi \olved b"coma locked bj changes \\hich take plnce In lh» tissues Is called olosclerosis persons tlnls if- flicted hcnr batter over the lels phone or with a hen ing deuce Ii cause, In : this condition, the toii- Jictlon of <-ound through bone Is Jill iovi_d \\hllc tint bj air is lost There are nnnj different the cries ns to the cause of this condition but none of them his jet been established- RS'.~. UIG certain invariable '• cause.. Almost all '• ob ! servers nro convinced, however, :hat heredity iind the'constitutiofi of the person involved are cbri- :crliecl in so'irie inaiiner, since ithis type of hardness of .hearing is'apt lo occur in families. there is also some bslief that Ihe digestion nnd diet of the vic- ,lm ill some way may hc related '6 development of the trouble. At he same time, it should be point- sd out lhat difficulties with ili- icstlon. nnd deficiencies in vitamins and: mineral salts causj a jcucral lowering ', ol Ihs conciitioti f lhc bCKly, and that nny mclhod of trcalment. Unit ' will improve nntrilion of Hie tissues as a whole, ind sliiflulate theni to activity, is likely lo improve their functioning. The sense of hearing is onciot those most susceptible' to the psychology . of suggestion, For that reason persons who arc hurd o( hearing trequently try new Ircat- mcnts and feel that they have been benefilcd, only to discover later •hat the benefit was almosl wholly Imaginary. Added attention at a time when one is endeavoring lo hear will enable him lo hear many things which otherwise may be missed. (tUlrcd nt HOLIDAY By IDA R. GLEASON © IQ36, NEA Service. Inc. BI (.If 1ILUI 10I)l\ BOD (.ItVHVI! (In- s^H^i drl\Inff oter it iUitcri ruid In Wl&it-u (luring n Hiin%^ sloru tnlUA !ii in niLlJiiil li III ~ V[]MT\ luvlti) bint tu KU i»n ivlllt Ihciii, ftumun nnd AiiK^'U'!"^ - arc un (Ttelr ivny to the Jp J-'ofest h i- rlcndfl, ."Tnuntltr Mc.*a," f or - a ChrtfiituUK.iinrty They rc-itTi (tic li ir e i Ii ind mo "Cltlimii li» 1 I Ml! IOHN 11U |.-OKI-:ST. ]ll)l> liki-s him. but 1^ Mtruck hyithe Kloumy, alniont forhtddlag nttuo.siihcru tit the plncc. NOW oo ov A^IIII i IIL CHAPTER II ALTHOUGH the house was in gala atlile and was \ery large nobody else appeared to help Pearl John welcome the guests This struck' Bob as odd, since Ramon jnd Angehque had said a liarty was 1 about to take place. As quickly as he could, he explained to young do Forest how he hap pened to he with the others, and asked If he could telephone to Santa Fe for help with his car. "We haVen't any tclepnone here on Thunder Mesa," Pearl Jbhii replied, 'but don't let the imlter worry you. We'll send someone down lor it in the morning. In the meantime, we'll be only top . happy to have you accept our hospitality. An extra man is always a wclcoriie addition, you know. Besides, I'd like to talk to you when I have lime. We're so blamed quiet and isolated up here on lhc mesa, we don't have a chance to meet many outsiders. Please give me that pleasure." His manner was so sincere, almost Wistful, that Bob held out his hand. "Thanks a lot. You put it very nicely," he answered. "Especially when I am the one • who unwittingly crashed this party." As liis watch pointed lo half- past 7, Bob was summoned to dinner. Walking down a long hall,:hc found- himself in n IHIRC dining room. Here, again, there was n fire in a big fireplace bill, though many candles were burn- Dob found il liard to keep his miiiJ on J/ie carJt. Hc BIOS n>a(cflin* /or Belly's relurh. Tanle Josephine. She fixed him :h bright, black eyes lhat seemed lo see through him, and her thin, claw-like hands clutched a gold-headetl cane as thought it were a weapon. . "Ha, n stranger, ch! What brings you to Thunder Mesa? Generally folks pass us by—if they can." Her voice was cracked snd shrill, and she seemed to be amused, for she went off into little shrieks of laughlcr. At lhc sound, a young girl came hurrying into the room, and gently held a bottle of smelling salts to Ihe old lady's noso, Eooth- Youth Buried in Twelve . Tons bf Cbal Unhurt MONTROSB, Colo. (UP)— William Wolford, 16. of Ridgvcay, Colo., cheated dealh when hc \vas (rapped under an overturned truckload of coal of 23,000 pounds for 30 minutes and suffered no ill effects." Forest Kasmussen was driving lhc truck loaded with almost 'l'J lolls of coal when young Wolforl opened Ihe door of the cab and |ot part way out on the running board to sec whether some articles on the running board were sate. In trying lo assist Wolford back inlo the cab. li.isinusscn lost control of the Imck! H plunged into a ditch and overturned, Rasmusicn. whu was minuet, discovered Wolford jwith only his rig her with lillle pals as though ho were a child. "This is Roily Welch, Bob," explained Pearl John. "Tantc leads '""r a dos's life, but can't got without her. Belly's ono bcsl things about Thunder ing on cither side of lhc room.l,. Ihere were the same eerie shad-1' ows and the same feeling of hostility that Bob had sensed in the living room. A number of people had :i>-- scmblcd for the evening meal, nnd) r :[ . soon Bob made the acquaintance | - 1Ufn of the family of the house on [ The admiration in his voice Th'nrtder Mesa. Firsl, he was in-j.T.ndc Hob jjlance quickly at the Iroduccd t"6 two older brolhcis of' •' - - '——• — Pearl John de Forest, and, to his „ astonishment, discovered t h a l| whether it was caused by annoy- thcy, too, had th'e first name cl \ onro. She was certainly easy lo Pearl. Pearl Sam Was perhaps ;o; l-v.k at, lie dedcteby .With lieir years old and Pearl Pierre about ] MMcn hair and violet eyes. She 38. Bolli were dourfaccd men. •">u'!cd nt Bob alul then he ht>Hint lull attention to the really excellent dinner, which was served at }nce; In spile'bf Pearl John's eftorls :o promote general conversation, :lie meal passed in comparative silence. Ramon and Angelique, Bob and Belly, did What they could to be gay and inject a little lioliday spirit into things, but, he- Uvcen the cold glances of. the older brothers and lhc senile cackliiigs of Tanle Josephine, all jollity soon languished, and it was a relief when tlic dinner was bvcr. As Ihcy moved out of the dining room Bob stepped back to hold the door open for Bclty Welch. "Will I be seeing you again Ibis evening?" he asked. "I didn't suppose the mesa held anyone like you." "I have lo help TaiHe Josephine lo bed now," she replied. "But if she scUlcs down quickly, maybe I ran rmd^ime to come back to the living room. You see, I'm companion for Tanle, sO she has to come first." CUE walked rapidly down the corridor, and Bob stood 106k- after her until the trim figure "I think yoti must have got chilblains out there in the show, Bobj" she .told, him as'.she said ;ood night. "You have hot even smiled -at/mc all evening. Men Usually .do smile at Ahgelicnib, you know." '••' • '••"•''. "i'm"sure they,do!"-he agreed, With a laiigh. Later, in his bedroom with its inassivc old world fufhiiur.e, Bob Wondered about Angeiicjue aiid rtboul Betly, and- this strange household oh the mesa. Queer, creaking sounds malic him start in spile ot himself, and Iwicc he had Ihe sensation that stealthy foblsleps passed in the: corridor outside his door. He jerked upright and lislchcd. There was a soft knock oil the 'window: He Wailed a minule, then rose and walked lo. it.' V/il.h a sudden movement of his arm, he flung it open. Betty's startled lace ap- pcated. • fascinating dimple at the corner of her •Mith. "I'm awfully glad to mcel you," told him in a low, cordial with black hair like Ihcir yoirn: brother's, bul they had a suspicious, furtive look about tht ln which Pearl John lacked ciilivcly The thought crossed Bob's m\-, v \ that he should hate lo mix with;voice. cilher of tlie oldcf men. Their > ,» » beak-like noses .and thin, m ^[. H 0 B had the impression that she 1: _1_ t\t f* TmilvfiCCIrtTl 1lln f IU. .. i i / c , * T!)iit- moanl vvhdi'she sdra- tt-i- sibis place wasu't going to be bad, alter all. Beside Ramoij lips gave \voidd slop' at Wile. Both merely grunted a conven,,c.,,n] •""•**-••' . °. , „_ IK,.,. , •••••" uiui, aner ail. joubiiiw *.—..—acknowledgment as they fhcok:\- a: , lluc , and Angc t jrll ,c, lhc last - nands.. -•-•,-; i mi'mbcr of tlie dinner parly W as a " " lin professor of archeology, isor Shaw, who shook hands , i TVEXT, Bob .was presented i-J s! p ro , e « ix fierce-looking little_old l»<iy, 1 absent- in its gay dinner dress disappeared around a corner. Only Pearl Johli, Ramon am Angeliquo Were in the living room when Ubb enlered. At thcii host's Fiiggcsliori, a bridge game was starled, but Bob foniid it hatrd lo keep his mind on the cards. He was absorbed, watching for Belly's possible return. Even Angclique's skillful maneuvering for his attention, which at any oilier time hc would have mcl mote than half,Way, failed to bring any response. At last the game- broke up, with the £irl outside a moment. I ; rmi£l speak to. you," she whis- . kc snatched up a coat and ]6iil6rl her on tho verahda. "Can you lake me away \vilh yoti?' 1 she asked breathlessly. "I'm nfraid. All my mail is inlcr- c'eplcd, find they Won't lei hits leave. I've, written Hie; employment agency in Santa Fe thai got me this job, but I haven't haci any Veply, I'm atraid ot Eoincthlng— but 5 doh'l kliow what."'' "Of course I'll take you with/, 'iluj (brtiofrow," lie ahsvvcred re- " Sssltfirigly. "Don't WSffy about.' il nny more." ' Suddenly came the disquieting Ihought—but- would lie? Wasn't il possible that hc himself might be a prisoner here on the mesa? it-mindedlyV then turned his pouting her displeasure. (To Be Continued)

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