The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1936 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 24, 1936
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BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DliC&MBl'W 24, i93<5 t»v" THIS B4jJT«|!iVlL,ljl!i COURIER NEWS U.u'«tHB COURIER N5W8 CO.; PUBLISHERS . R<vBABCOCK. Editor ~^>f -."4,0. R<vBABCOCK. Edi v -; H .W. HAINES. Advertising -.'iPole National Advertising Representatives' * ' * Arkansas ' Dailies, * Inc, New York. Chicago, ; ' " Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis « *t^T~Z ;~" ^" - ' '—— * ' published Every Afternoon Except Sunday * l,K5ttr»d'as second claims matter at the post —'-offtel »l BlytheviUe, 'Arkansas, under act 9! , congress, .October"9, .1917. ^' ' Served by Jhe XJnlled Press •f, SUBSCRIPTION RATES , By'carrier in the City of BljUicville, 1BJ per week, or. 65c per month 'By mail, within fl radius of 50 miles, $300 pe' year, \\fft for six months, 7Bo for threo months; by. mailMn'posUl zones two to tlx, inclusive, MSo per jear; In zones seven and eight, $100(1, per year, paynble" in advance.' , " -_' fyeytfi of, U. S. Press < v ''Greatlj Exaggerated' A great deal has been snicl, sinco tho presidential election, nbou.1 the supposed decline in influence of Hie Ameiie^n newspaper. It has been pointed 'ot)t that a heavy majority of newspapers urged the election of Governor Landon and llu\l n heavy majority" of citizens thereupon \vci\t out and ic-elected President Roosevelt. Consequently, we are told, tho press has lost its punch and. is just waiting for someone to cairy it opt of the ring. \ Bruce Bliven, editor of the New Republic—and, on occasion, one of tlie sharpest,critics of the press—discussed this point in a recent speech in Philadelphia. He concluded that the (loath of the press, like Mark Twain'b, has been greatly exaggerated. What the papers did with their editorial columns, Mr. Bliven pointed out, ha§ little to do with, (.he case. If, in their ne\ys columns, they gave fair and accurate coverage of the actual ne\vs, about Mr Roosevelt's adininistra- \ion, they were fulfilling the function of,a free press. ' This, }\e repoi ts, t]iey did do, in tlie main, very impartially. ; Beyon.^ this, Mr. Bliven points out that the American press is oi\ the .jj.v^hQle^the freest ii\ t tha entjre^vorld. ~~ ?7Swrie s t\vo-thirds- of the, world's in- habitantsf-1,400,000,000 pt^jipjo — lita today under complete c'eiiboishTp They ^ canf read in" Iheir'^paperq, only* thut ( the government chooses to let them read. The kind of fiee discussion and reporting of public issues which ^he American pi ess gave us in the^ last campaign is simply impossible " ' Approximately 450,000,000 other " people liye uiuler what might be called a semi-censorship. Their piess is technically free, but actually is subject to greater or less pressure and interference by the government or by private interests. Only about' 223,000,000 people enjoy a free press. Most of these people live in Amei ica or Great Britain— and it might be noticed that the British press has just given us an extremely unhappy .example of self-censorship in connection with the Simpson case. What all this boils down to is that America is just about the only gieat country left in which you can sit down to read, your paper without having someone peering over your shoulder and blocking out passages which lie thinks would not be good for you, Your editor may advocate things you do not li|te, on his cditoiia) pages; in his news columns he gives you the facts so thai you can mako tip your mind for yourself—which, as an independent American, you are more than likely to do anyhow, no matter how eloquent bis editorials may be. And the ability to do that is a piivilcge ^vhich you share with mighty few other people on earth. The fact that you have it is all the testimony you need as to tho American pi ess' continued freedom—and bcivice. To Claieiice (Sciooge) Dauow ' •Chilslma!,," sajs Clarence Daiw. 'Is n hunib'igVI shall the cclcbialecl lawyei bo toasted for Ihls ulteianco ns a keenly analytical rationalist, or boiled In a steaming vat o( eggnog as, nn old sour-puss? The Interview bomc- h6,v sounds like a quotation Irom Scrooge, except that Scrooge nevci sounded oir in favor of (he Fouilh, of July us a holiday fur supeiloi to the Yulctlcle. Independence D.iy was quite a function in Mi narrow's boyhood. His memory niny not iccord It, but it was an occasion when Young America shot olf Its lluimlr; nncl burned down Its patents' barns until the Safe and Sane Fourth idea came along to tempoi tlio «oiy, blazing carnival Chilslirjas, though, is lough on pool children, and otj Ihcli dlstiessccl paicnls, who cnn't afford to (ill (ho little stockings with Sifts, Mr. Danow says. He's got something- there, bijt then ovoiy day in the Is tough on pool children, and theh pirents, too Life Is pictty tough, anyway, as Mr. Dnirou will bo the Hist to agice There Is one day, lio\se\cr, when those who ha\o tho •ftheienithal lojaiie to pour It out In feasting the unfortunate, on to.vs for pooi childien, on baskets of piovisiotib and bundles of clothing and pailies foi families of the blums That day Is Christmas, the day Mi, Danow wants to abolish When lie got to thai stage of the Inlctvicw, Mrs Borrow cliimcd 1". with: 'lint wo have alwajs seen lo it that the jmingslers on- jojed Uio holiday" So tomorrow will find old Scrooge himself celebrating (he day, piob- nbly garbed^ In rod nannel suit and while whiskers, forgetting foi a \\hllo his stern rationalism —St Louis Post-Dlspjlch SIDE GLANCES By George Clark There Is a ccitam sincerity nboul slang that f ™es It altogether from snobbery and leases \,ery little room foi doubt as to its intention ...and I don't mean maybe. —Di. Prank M Vizelelly, New York City. I ha\e no ambition to be the greatest blunt flyer in the^vcrW My one ambition is to bo the oldest. — Mllo Birrcnnm, stunt fljcr. * * * Finland is repaying the Unijcd States and all other loans because in oui opinion all debts are pajable when due —*mntsh Finance Mmlstei Julio Niukknncn. Why should American business await punitive measures by Ihe legislative bodies of the nation and of the slates before doing the things which constitute good sense, good business, and good citizenship? —j McNamaia, 'NOW York Industrialist "Oil, shucks! We thought vou was Santa Glaus." THIS CURIOUS WORLD ^ ^HOLIDAY ANY BEAVER. THAT WILL NOT A minister should be ready for thicc things ready to mo\c, ready lo preach, and ready to die —'Hie Rev W M. Lane, Mason, Tc\, who has held 15 pastorates in 40 jean, of preaching. OUT OUR WAY NO WONDER VOU 6OT ME ALL TANGLED UP! THAT THING VOU GOT AROUND HIS LEG GOES -'ROUND WS TAIL! I WE HAVE TVVO " By Williams I VE SEEN PAPA DO IT A, HUNDRED BUT HE DOES IT SO QUICK i NEVER CAM RG —~ WHOAH: BACK GET OVER-GET up— WHERE'P VOU GET THET OLP RAZOR 5TK.OP VtiARS TOO SOON < - (( , '•' IS DRIVEN FROM THE COLQHy, Ar^D BECOMES AM OUTCAST UKUl.V IIEUE TODAY The unli'iy of Hie (JUrlsflnmH r>nrC}' (it the ill. Fyrynt hiu'lendu, "TliuniJor Mvsu," IIIIK u Iru^lu enil- IilB ivlica I'KAUI, HA.ll 1)1! l-'OIl- MST, oldest of llirvv 1/roflicrH, IK fulliiil ilrciil lii'iii'illli <he ChrlMlmilK Irci- >vllli :i Unite 111 lil« Ihruilt. Thi 1 **. firt; ninny HfrnnKl' thtne* nlionl "TlitiTKli'r .>U'Ha,'l Tirxldf* I'm faiil (lull I'.'U-Ii of HID Him- Imitll- i-r.s li»s Hie first uiimi: "I'f.'irl." riMIII, .IOI1X IK Ihl- youilBCKl, Vli.MIl, rjKllltn ncii: Ollivr* hi 1lu> iLciiisdinli! ar.-i TA.NTI-J JOKH- 1'lll.VK. olil imii mi Invalid! IIKT- 'l\ \\llt II, lirr I'Diuiuiulcmi IIV- jiox VASQIIKV. nmi AXGBMQUD AIIMVTA. Kiil'slK ill Ihe niirlyi I'lllll I'SSOIl SHAW, nrclii'nloKlsli null 1:011 KIIAIIAM. lire MilMiiinii \v)tu Kli)|iiiccl jit ihe luii'lenilji ivlicn Ills t'nr Ijroko ilinvu. 1'i'iirl I'lcrrc, now licild ot tlie rmnlly, mmouiLff* (lint ito one Is to leiM'4-'untll nfU'r tlie JnvcKtlK"- tlni; ,>f llu k iniirilcr. I'rotcMior Sli:i>v l'VI>l:iln« Hull tlio klllfc thill lillli'tl Priirl S;u,i wnH Kni.riMl milling tlu. ajifli'nt IiiUlaiiK, I'c.'irl -hilni IILTIIKCII HID iiriifi'^Nor of Ijnvlni,- li:id ]i. l Mi-«»l,m of the klilfr till! tlfU'rlliioit l.etucc Ilic innrilcr. XOVV CO ON WITH THK STORY CHAPTER V1H JOHN'S announcement x came hkc; ,1 thundeibolt Foi a minute, the usually self-sufficient Professor Shnv/ seemed at a loss foi a reply. Fmr.lly he said sjowly "No, Pearl Jolin, I have not for- :gottcil that the knife was on the desk in my loom. I stepped out foi a minute to get a towel to v/ipc off the lens of the microscope, and when I came back, the artifact was gone. I supposed ihat Penii Snm had taken it to put it back in tho.-safe, and I went in search of him to tell him I was not yet through with my examinar tion.- He was nowhere to be found.: Shortly afterward,- we vere served dinner in our,rooms, "or the parly guests had begun to arrive." "Okay," was Pearl John's short reply. Then he added, as the professor started out: of the door, "My brother and I have talked this ovfcV, Professor Shaw, and we \\ish jou to omit any further scientific activities until this thing is clcaied up" "Certainly." Tlie archcologisl bowed and took his departure. "That bird's as hf: e\Unime<I Hamon, furmns io Pearl John. "All you need >o do is lell ihe sheriff of this cv.river- sation and the case is as good as over." "Maybe," his host answered "But I'm not so sine o£ that as you me (There arc a good many thing; we cannot yet undei stand PWr Pierre would be'.more lilting if all the Christmas green weic taken down. ,1' does look unduly feslive around here, yov knov Would you fellows lend « MARTdNJS ' GO ALL THE WAV TO EiKAZJt- JO' SPEND THE WINTER., TH6"V ARRIVE AT THEIR. NORTHEfijM HOMES ONI ALMOST THe SAME: '\ DATE EACH .VEAR..! GRAVEL. RANGES IN SI2E1 PROM A f=>£A TO A WALNUTS IF IT is LARGER., rr IS CALLED "SHINGLE"'. IF SMALLER^, IT IS "SAND." ^ Not all beavers arc industiiou',, but the la?y ones pay a severe penalty for their, idleness. They nrc driven'away'from their home settlement and, sometimes, aie niaiked, by [having parts of their tails cut ofT These outcasts always, are males. Bleeding of Gums Is First Sign Of Common Vincent's liii'eclion BY ni!. iXIORKIS F1S1IUKIN Editor, of Ilic • American Jicilical Association, anil of Hygeia, the Health-. Magazine During Ihe World War, trench mouth was common among the roops hi France. Nearly 20 years have passed since Ihe United Stales entered Ihe war/Today, the condition Is found .frequently amcng Americans. It no longer' is called trench month, however, but Is described as Vincent's Infection, because the organism which causes it first was discovered by a French doctor named Vincent. In this condition, the membranes, of the mouth are red. infected, and swollen, ar.d sometimes are covered by a ycllowLsh- gray material which - is • Adherent. When this material is removed, a Heeding" surface js rcycalcd. The material will be found also in the spaces between Ihe teeth, and. as a result, the guins bleed easily There is a foul, ptitrescent odoi associated with. this, pialcrial. Since the mouth and gums also are infected and irritated in cases of scurvcy. diabetes.- lead or bismuth poisoning, or occasionally in land and help me get rid of hem?" *'»•-•» 'THE next houi was spent in A shipping the house of the wreaths and garlands and piling ihe great mass of evergreens on i large canvas which Pearl John iiad spread in'the middle of the living room floor. If Bob had thought..the. house gloomy and forcbidding before, he found it doubly depressing now that the walls stood in their stark bareness He wondeied where the two girls weie, and if they, also, were feeling the suspicion and dist'ust that hung ovei everything. This waiting around for the officers lo come—i( ever they did —was. getting on his nerves. In order to get outdoors, even though the snow was now knee- high, Bob offered to help ihe two Tcxicans who were carrying away ic bundle of Christmas greens, 'e.irl John assented, icadily nough, and, getting his coat and at, Bob plowed his way through he drifts with the men, holding ne side of the canvas. As usual, the servants did not ffer any comments, but gave ittle giunts o? discomfort as the cold wind, sweeping across the nesa, caught them m its grasp After several minutes of breath- akmgexeilion, aguttmnl warning rom one, of the men warned him hat they had conic to ihe edge of he mesa. Here they piled the :ontents of the canvas in the shel- cr of some huge rocks, and. went back lo get the Christmas free. By this time Boh had: had all ic wanted of outdoor exercise; so ic left the men Ho get the tree down alone, and went m search of Belty. Perhaps she could planation of Tantc Josephine's lyslerieal cries the night before Besides, Bob wanted to assure himself that the girl was sale. * . * * TTEAR1NG voices in a glassed- in porch that opened off the dining room, Bob moved m thai direction. The porch was small and filled with polled plants Evi- denlly Betiy" had been' working with them; for'a tin watering ] stood in tlie doorway. He could see her hnght head above the rows of-ferns and took a quick step fouvaid, Ihen stopped suddenly, for she J was not alone Pearl John was beside her and,' a; Bob watched, he took her 1 hand both of his in .1 way that couU not be misunderstood. "If:you really mean what you say, Betty, promise you'll marry ne. Then I'll know everything will be all right. We'll make my brother let us but of here. We'll go to Santa |"e or any place you say and forget that Ihere was ever such a place as Thunder Mesa. I love you, dearest. I've tried to show you how I fell but maybe you didn't undcrsland." "Oh, Pearl John!" Belly's voice was brealhless. Bob strained forward to hear the rest. - He had (6 know,, even though he despised himself for listening "I—I didn't mean thai," Belty went on. "It was only that I wanted you to know how sorry I am for you, and—" "Then it was just that you're sorry for n ; o—nothing more?" The Iiuri ki 'us lone made Bob stride quickly down 'the hall to us own room. Theie he flung imself into a chai^ 1 and lighted cigaret Peail John was in ove with Betty; that was!plain. i * * T was getting toward noon, and """ slill no one came up the (rail rom ilv; world beyond the'.mesa. Job and Ramon stood togethci m he living room, waiting for the 'ihers to come to lunch. "Are you going lo say anything o Pearl Pierre about what happened in the hbiaiy this mooing?" Bob asked in a low tone. After iheiv experience with tne- professor popping into their conversation, the tvo guests were careful. "If Pearl John has not already done it, I am," Ramon answered. 'He's holding us here practically prisoners, and I'm not going to stand for it much longer. We'vo ?qt,tq be getting back." Tow aid evening Pearl Pieric sent word for the whole familv to gather in the family chapel for a short service in honor of the dead. The body of Pearl Sam had been pla.ced on a low couch before Ihe altar Bob wailed until Belly and Tanto Josephine came along, then fell in behind them and-followed inlp Ihe dimly lighted chapel roorji It was not unlike other small chapels, he had seen in Spanish houses in New Mexico, but this was the first time he had ever entered one'under ^ Inslinclr _.., _.._ pair of eyes tin ned. towatd "the altai and a sudden hush'^iame over the room. r ' The .couch which should 'have held Pearl Sam's body was empty! (To Be Continued) erboratc and- hydrogen dioxide ut occasionally of drugs that ave to be'injected into the body 01 then systematic reaction Nickel Theater With Untrained Casts Pays Out BLUE MOUND, 111. (UP)—Bins Mound's Prairie. Theater, with its mine-spun; actors"and its - 6-cent idmlssions -, has become a mousy iiaking proposition. The enterprise is a.WPA experi- nerit in rural, recreation: Twenty housaml persons attended thr eason's 11, performances, proceeds ;aid nil current expenses. Accord- ng to officials, H'wilFfake an- Jther year to lepay Ihp village of 800 inhabitants for its'share in the original cost. The theater was started m 1934 vith an outlay of $16,OpU—ten pw cent of which was furnished bj Blue Mound citizens Matemh were donated and the work wa- done by men of the community. The actors and musicians wjre chosen - from surrounding farms. More than 40D farm girls, boys, men, women and even babies took part In this year's program, act| in» singing and dancing while their neighbors sat out front: Each ni^ht a capacity crowd filled the rough-hewn tiers of seats And the nickels tojve clinked in so regularly that officials plan to.opsn the show next spring and continue until cold weather pre\ents further meetings. Murals Banned from Marriage License Bureau SAN . FRANCISCO. (UP) —Herman A. Van dcr Zee. county clerk of San Francisco county, applied to county cfficiais here for permission to make the marriage license bureau n.oie artistic by having a "lot of cupids chasing each other around the walls in murals." Al J. WalcoLt, marriage licsuss clerk, voiced strenuous objections, however. 'We've got enough art here al- ready." he- said. . "We .have one cupld-wlth bow and arrows.'We've got a picture of the three martyred presidents,- and sonia :-calen- tlars—o—ne with a bride on it and ono with an '"advertisement - for men's hats—what more do you want?" "Well," said Van der Zea, "we should have nnjrajs depicting' IQVO, courtship and marriage " "And a divorce court at the end with Cup'd shooting a gin bottle, to represent the gm-marnage la^," retorted Walcptt. So the marriage license bureau was opened here without muriils. Cleye\an4 lo Hear Met CLEVELAND (UP)'—Sen.' ; Robert J. Bulkley, chairman -of the Northern Ohio Opera Association, has announced that the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York will appear here in April, its first appearance in Cleveland since 1932. The earth has an average of one earthquake every hour, or acciit 9000 a year. cistenl bleeding of the gums ain unpleasant oJor. Wnencm the' symptoms . appear, consult a com pctcht dentist at once, becaus control of, the infection: is muc easier in ttic early stages tha ^hen it has become chronic 'Incidentally, Vincent's' infcctio: ns: well as other infections of tl mouth, affects those with - bad ' teeth and neglected mouths much more frequently than it docs those who. keep.their mouths in a goc-d, hygienic condition. Rcgulai, competent attention lo the teeth and gums prevents such infections. Removal . .of deposits lirquml the teeth and proper attention lo the cavities and crevices make it difficult for the germs to grow around the teeth and in Die gums. It has been found that a drug culled sodium perborate has a definite effect in destroying Ihc germs of Vincent's' infection, and other mouth 'aliments.' A victim of" Vincent's infection, therefore, may use a preparation^ of pcrbo- ralo a sa gargle or as a mouthwash .andn. in addition, apply it frequently in proper concentration OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hooii j i_ COME, COME, MEW/ 1 JAY CUT •FRON\ TH' VOT AS BUT TrY U6UAL. SL'ICE. POP, COMMISSION!, AND JMVOLVED 1M MEMBEP, WHlO O VNOM -m'poT \€> \l HOMOP, EOUMD • .--.'H OWLS CLUB' <* *m THAT POT- PILLAGER OUT HERE AMD WE'LL 7 STLSPF HIM WITH GWM OM YOUR OWM, MEM TH' MAJOR'S •5TORM OM A, LOAT3 'OF L16HTM1MQ f 3AIL WlMDOVJ OPEW' is Vincent^ infection,'or Vincent's angina, before undertaking treatment.. . The victim of this Infection may spread !(. lo other,peopleby.klssmg," or by contaminating eating utensil? and drinking cups. Tlie disease sometimes Is contracted in the offices : of careless or poorly Iralned dentists; " To avoid it, one must take con- sta'nt Citre of (he month, leeth, and gums. The first'signs are per- . The dentist or physician will treat, the condition 1>V direct application of proper incdlcnlion, in- eluding not only sodium perborate . tut .also: other ' 'antiseptics, which arc applied directly lo the spaces between the teeth and held In contact with the 'iiifectcd areas 5,0 as to destroy the' germs. There" occasionally are severe cases which require vigorous treatment over long periods of tii m .. -jsnd the use not only-,of sodium such ( -strange. -A ic lively, eacli \ '1

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