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February 1, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS tHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKK COURIER OTEW8 CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher 'J. GRAHAM SDDBURY, Editor 8AMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas bailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, nc- troll, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second clnss matter ut the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- wsi. October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press, SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevlllo. I6c |>er *'eek. or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, S3.CO per year, $1.50 for six months, 75o for three months. by; mail In postal zones two to six Inclusive, SB.50 per year; in zones seven and fit-til. J10.00 per, payable in &d-ance. On Missouri And Paul C. Jones, editor of Uic Dunkim Dcmocvat of Kcnnell, Missouri, ii»o.s his experience on n recenl motor trip from Kcnnc'tt to MerpphiH, Temiessw, as the basis for praise of the efiicicn- ly of the Missouri highway nuiinli:- naiicc .crews. Says Edilor Jones: "Later lust week, I saw the cIVecl of the work done by the Missouri state highway crews. The liitflnvay from here to the state line (Arkansas) was entirely free from snow and ice; thuro was no hazard; bul as soon as oni! crossed the line, it was still evident that no work had been done; two nav- low lanes on either side of the highway Avere free of snow and ice where it had been beaten out by the traffic with the aid of a (hawing sun, but on the curves and when one would turn out for passing there was still that ha/aid of ice." Mr. Jones' comment is probably typical of comment made by many other motorists passing through the two states. Of course tourists or' transient mo- toiists cannot be expected to take into account lelative funds available in the tw6 states for highway maintenance or the equipment provided road crews for, uses such as the removal of ice and snow The only impression that will be left in their minds will be the clif- feience between the condition of the highways in .Arkansas and -.Missouri.; The comparison is not very Hatterim; to Arkansas. Suprwmi Courl.'Hm a Birthday In New York's old Royal Exehanjfi!, thiee gentlemen got together at ID o'clock on the morning of.Feb. I, 1790 —exactly 150 years ago today. It was the fiist meeting of the United Stales Supieme Court, but it lasted only a few minutes. Only half of the court- one shy of a quorum—was present. The next day, a fourth justice straggled into town, and the business of the session got under way. The remaining t\\o instices never did show up for that lirst session. Not that it mattered a great deal. There wasn't much to do beyond inducting court ofliccr.-i ;uid admitting attorneys. After 10 da>s, the justices packed up and wen', back to \\oik as federal circuit judges. The court's history since then has been distinguished and dignilied. It deceives the traditional happy birthday \\ishes with the usual "hope yon have, many more" thrown in. r OUT OUR WAY Open. Letter to the World To Whom It May Concern; There may bo some line, young American boys joining (he Finns along the- Manncrheim Line any one of these days. A few are already there. They're mostly strong fellows, with adventure in their souls or ideologies in their hearts. The President or the United Slates has said it's all right, for them to bo there. They won't lose their citizenship rights;, as long as they don't take any oaths of allegiance to foreign governments. When I hey come home—JK they come home—they can vole and run for office and do all the things the rest of us arc doing. That is, unless their • legs have been blown off or their shell- H'niched minds have become useless. During the Spanish war lots of fellows went over to do their bit for Democracy and Joe Stalin, and nothing but a lot of trouble and disillusionment came of i(.' Lots of the youngsters are still over there—buried beneath Spanish soil. Some who were injured came back and wauled federal compensation. Most of the survivors have been trying to figure out what it was all about, ever since Comrade Stalin reached over and clasped tile . hand of Adolf Hitler. So we want to make it clear, before this thing goes too far, thai the United States is not responsible for anything its boys may do on European battlefields. We don't want them to get killed; 'but if they do, remembar, we didn't send them. It was their own idea. It isn't that we don't like the Finns, tt'e do, and we want them to win. I'rac- tically everyone over here is elieen'tii; for them. We've even seal them money that our people have dug out of their own pockets, and there's some talk of extending government credit. We think the Russian invasion of Finland is one of the most unjustifiable international atrocities. But that's as far as we're willing in go. We're not sending troops over 'o Europe. If anyone tries to invade American soil, we'H .bo .ready for them. ; Bul we'll wail right hcrft until Lho.v come. We don't intend to go over after • them. About (hose boys, the fellows who arc going to light for Finland: Tlicv're Americans, yes, bul. they don't rcpix... .sent us. I'lease remember thai. No onu represents us, on any battlefield. We're not in any war. We have no intention of becoming involved. If American volunteers get into trouble, we can't help them. We're sorry, that that's the way il's got to be. We could use those boys right here at home. They're strong, capable, full of spirit. But if they don't want ID stay, we suppose that's their choice. They've; free, while, and some of them are over 21. They may go if they like, but remember this— They are strictly on their own. SO THEY SAY We hnvc been able to mobilize more soldier.; )U our overseas possessions during the !m st. tew weeks than during the entire \vnr in 19M-l!i. despite seven successive ilrufls.-George Mandcl,' French minister for colonies. SIDE GLANCES by Galbrarth THURSDAY, FEBRUARY i, i'JdO « SERIAL STORY THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER . "MffSMll DlIU CHAPTER VIII if t E LA POP.TE'S hand shook as she brushed her brown curls before the liny mirror which hung in the alcove that served as her bedroom aboard Hie La Porto bargo. She was miserably unhappy. The very ihing she had been trying to avoid had happened, just because Dan Donovan had insisted on coming to the barge. A shadow crossed her window. Tommy was still outside. He might kill Dan. The casual conversation be- Iween Dan and her father and mother sifted through the blue denim curtuii "yes," Dai was saying, "my "it's obvious you'rc.going lo have lo choose between your rollicking friends and a crew." THIS CURIOUS WORLD 8 * William Ferguson T.M.PEG, u.s. PAT.err. A NEW SOLD TO VENEZUELA, ESCAPED PROAA ITS SOUTH AMERICAN HOAAE AND RETURNED TO MEW VORK... FL.VIN& AM ESTIMATED DISTANCE OF 3,OOO MILES. COPR. I WO BY UFA SERVICE. INC. \»)I&J9} '. PREDQMIA, NEW VORK, WAS THE t=IR.ST TOWN IN THE UNITED STXXTES TO BE LI&HTED BY * r^ln X" " nlji-t- ANSWER: Renaissance EUROPE'S FROM AAEDIEVAU TO MODERN TJ/MES WAS KNOWN AS WHAT, AND OCCURRED WHEN . , 14th to 16lh centuries. /oiks like water too. Dad's idea of a holiday is to have nolhing to do but sit on the after-deck of his houseboat, smoke his pipe and think and sometimes, just sit." "Nanette, where is my pipe?" Hat asked wife. Turning to Dan, he continued, "Your pop and I, we share tasles in common. I smoke and sit and think. 'Specially when we go to Canada .summers." "Yes,"—Mrs. La Forte passed his pipe—"that is my husband's idea of Heaven. Those long trips —they arc monotonous. No life lor women." She tried lo talk easily to this strange boy Marie had brought home. Her curiosity, ordinarily strong, had been deadened by the earlier experience of the "evening. She still saw the fight between the truckmen and the barge people. Their shouts still rang in her cars. "I'm glad Marie j>as 1hat job,,.,„„„„„ uptown, modelling," she said. "At'myself." least that gets her away part of the time." Bat disagreed nminbly. "This is a peaceful life. Eet ees my very mood, she was cerlainly a mos1 allractlve girl. It was easy to see by Dan's expression (hat Jie thought so too. "Yes," said Mrs. La Porte. were lucky if we have three hauls ;i summer, and tonight Bat's lost this phosphate cargo" Bat scowled. "I'll make them pay for this." Dun slared at liim. "J don want lo be rude, but was llial where you got your black eye?" "There was a dreadful fight before you and Marie camo," Mrs. La Porte answered. "I thought •Bat would be murdered." Dan moved his chair close to Mane. "Then you're really not safe down here?" "It's just a war between the truckmen and the bargemen." A shadow darkened a cabin window. "That's Tommy Ryan •igaiti, papa." Marie spoke nervously. "Was he the guy (hat stopped us out on the dock?" broke in Dan. •Yes, and I wish lo Hcnveii lie would leave us alone." Bat took his pipe out of his nouth and stared at Marie. He was relieved to hear her speak of Tommy in that tone. "Then you don't want to marry that keed?" "Did you think she did?" Dan's voice was desperate. Bal looked al him .shrewdly. 'Why should you care, my fet- ow?" Mrs. La Porte raised a reslraln- ng hand. "Bat! Do be quiet." Sinking a match, he lit his pipe again, "My dear boy, Marie ees lot going to marry Tommy Hyan or anyone else just now. But existence," he protested, ".hist like Marie, I was born and brought up on a canalboat. My father before me had hees boats." Happily forgetting his black eye and bruises, lie told of the quiet summers drifting along upstate canals beneath overhanging trees. "If the weather is good, the run lasts ten days. We haul grain, phosphate, lumber, anylheeng. The tugs, they take us up the Hudson to Albany, then through the locks to Canada. The people along the way have seen my daughter Marie grow up." His ga?.e rested affectionately on Marie as she entered the cabin. "They arc my friends." Marie sat down. . who,-. *he does, I eenteiid that her shall be n bargeman, like A SHADOW again lell across the - - cabin window. Bat sprang lo his feet. "That idiot! Does he think he can police my boat thees way?" Dan reached for his hat and coat. "I'll settle that gazook." He was on deck before Marie reached the hatchway. "Let them fight," said Bat contentedly. "Maybe they will deo- molish each other, and" then you'll be free ot these monkeys." He had locked the hatchway and stuck the key in his pocket by the time Marie reached it. "Oil, you're cruel," she, shouted. "Let me out of. here!" She beat her lists against Bat's broa'd chest. "Have yon gone rrip.d, Marie? First you tell me that Tommy (Ryan means nothing to you, Then 'Pop's talkinglyou see heern give your father a black eye. You cannot possibly have use for heem after that. "Now, you bring theesc strange boy, Dan what's hces-name in and I know you cannot have any attachment for him because you do not make hees acquaintance long enough. Vet you cry when lie and Tommy fight. Eet is not any concern ot ours." Wiping her eyes, Marie walked toward her alcove. "They may be killing each other for all we know." Mrs. La Porie ran to a window. "Bat," she pleaded. "Tommy might hurt that boy seriously. After all, Mavic is only remembering that we should look out for him. He is a itranger." * * * CHE and her mother foiiowed Bat to the dock. "Oh, I knew it," she cried as she caught sight of two men lighting on the pier. "Tommy's killing him." Bat made- a futile attempt to separate the pair, "You leave me alone," gasped Tommy. Dan's suit was torn, his collar ripped off and (us face a mass of cuts. "That goes for me loo," he yelled, connecting a left fa liyan's nose. 'Oil, it's too terrible," Marie screamed. "One is bound to kill the other." Mrs. La Porte called that she was going lo the barge for a bucket of hot water. "That will separate them," she cried. The sudden focusing of a flashlight stopped their talk. "What's all this?" a gruff voice demanded. "Hello, Jerry," said Bat, as the policeman pocketed his light and nade for the two boys. "What ;i .inie we have had thees evening." "Who started this?" demanded Jerry JIcGuire. "1 did." Tommy paused. "I did," Dan yelled. They both fell to lighting again. "O. K." Jerry caught them by .he arms. "Come along and teil the Judge about it." Mrs. La Porte came running back wilh her pan of hot water. "Praise God they're all right! Let me wash their faces." Jerry laughed. "They'll have plenty of time to do that in jail." "You can't put Dan in jail," Marie said excitedly. "His father is—" "The boy's been dislurbin' HIB peace just the same as Tommy was. I don't care who his father is." ."Leave my fafheivout;of this," ordered Dan. ! ,..,- -,- Wilh a heavy, hear I,-..Marie watched the three disappear down the pier. (To He Continued) NEXT: World's Ullcsl plant. Five In Party Start i ' Annual Halibut Study I SEATTLE, Wnsb. (UI?»—The life - of halibut—the fish that, looks like a flapjack but swims-is the object or a survey in the Queen Charlotte islands b}' five scientists . of the International Fisheries ! Commission. They left here recently in ilicir annual census "expedition" to dn- terminc the probable increase or of halibut in coiniii" scn.sons. ° "Fine - meshed silk nets are used," explained Henry A nun- lop, ncting director of invostli>a- tion for (h; commission. "They arc lowed at the same depth al ' which the fish spawn—from 150 lo 2CB fiithoms—anil then the nets arc hauled in at regular interval-; and the 'catch' counted." The relative size of the upcoin- i ing run is determined by coinpaj, ; tug the number of halibut cjijs I and larvae in rridi catch will) J of previous years. ' A study will be made of ocean currents am) their effect on distribution of C[;i;s. Findings from the animal census form the .basis of commission rulings, affecting fishermen in | boll) Canada arid the United i States. The commission m.iy set ; the length of (be closed season 1 and set a limit on the catch. THE FAMILY DOCTOR V. M. REG. U, S. PAT. Quality of First Aid May Determine Accident Victim's Chance'i'or'Recovery DE COOK. DION' Sfr.Y VOL OUT OB — HE NIPRRPc? EVEN i , ,,^ • • "— '"»— t~ft~*t-.r\ t^vc A HI WED OW NOU WASN'T SICK — HE JES SKV,"STIFFVS SICK-- CCf» WtrMIH^TCt.nt '-nir »ir-,-^A/-r- V— iu»M.m.Mr.c.'». THE MESSAGE By J. R WiJlian.sQUK BOARDING HOUSE will, Major Hoople m I THOUGHT YOU WERE ^R.\<^,r,\^. CLOSE TME^PmT^' fjjWS, BUT I've BESM PL^WS jfsftsSY UTT^I^K^c, / A PRAIRIE DOS/ >M tQMGOE OF YOURS/ WHAT IF I DID 6ELL AMOS A STIFF ? DOES HE WAMT' FOR. $5 ? A . AlREO-PLANE? JIT IHf. aiOKIUS FISUHETK In accident cnscs, chances of the patient's eventual complete recovery frequently depend on early treatment of his injuries. The following advice, concerning: (he steps to be taken in first aid. may apply lo Retl Cress workers, attendants at highway first air stations or to anyone who i niny Mud himself in the position of j jiving help lo accidenl victims: I Dressings: Every care should IK taken to handle dressings as litllc is possible, ami to make certain _ that thn surface of the dressings i to be applied has n:l been touch- led. A dressing thai ha.s already been put on a wound should not be removed uiiiess (lie patient is ready to be .sent home or there is some good reason for taking it off. Severe injury to soft tissues: |Those' may be present, although i there is no fracture, and Hie injuries should be dressed after removal of foreign ninltcr. splints .should be applied, wounds of the larger inusc^s—for example, the upper thigh — may be associated with considerable shock, despite the absence of damagr to iKiie or severe hemorrh.ijx'. Hrworrhasr: Application ol u tourniquet is painful, aud il may ™ HEMS oort'r <3NEw< THREE Moves/ YOU RE MOT PEODLIMG BR.OKEM T TUR(s j seriously endanger Hie vitality or the limb on which it is placed. A tourniquet should, therefore, be applied only afler careful consideration. Under ordinary circum- slances, the pressure should be released afler 15 minutes to see whether the bleeding has stopped. UncJer no circumstances should a tourniquet be left on for more than an hour. It should be applied just tight enough to stop the hemorrhage. Abdominal wounds: Tile entrance wouwi iii these cases may be insignificant. There is nsiinlly considerable pain, but the abdominal muscles may not be rigid. If n bleed vessel has been ruptured, the pulse rate will increase. Morphine i should be given only when the pain jis intense and the patient, is restless. Chance of recovery in such caser, urnially depends on early operation. Hums: No attempt, should be made to clean bin IKS. They should simply be covered with a suitable dressing. The dressing (picric acid) shovikl be nuisleued before application. Picric ac i,| docs not interfere Kith clBcicncy of tannic acid dressing applied Inter. Morphine v.111 probably he required. made in Ocd's image. .The marvel is that, with such clear leaching, thus enforced by examples going so far back in the history of the race, the business of murder and killing should go i on even in this twentieth ceii- tury. How can we stop this terrible thing and turn the hearts ot men from violence to peace and love? Is.there any way of hcping to do this until we can bring to men above all things a new sense I of the sacredness of their own lives? | We need all the technique that modern methods and government can supply, but leagues, and courls, and conferences, will never .end war until we succeed in developing more fully in human life such n jcinsciousness of its saci-edness that men will tcei Uie full horror .of'killing. ; But there are ways or Kining and injuring people that have litllc to do with violence on battlefields. Them arc evil trades, evil habits, evil things carried on for greed aud profit, that injure the bodies of men just as much ns if they were wounded in war, Aud tlipsc tliing.%. also, (03 often injure and destroy the soul. i God matlc man for health and ' strength, cleanliness of body and cleanliness of mind aud heart. These aic the things thai Ha promises to those who will obey His laws aud commandments. Should we not then say in the cl:s!ng veme of our lesson: "Having therefore these promises, beloved, let (is cleanse ourselves from jail defilement of fiesli and spiiit, PJi'fcctini; holiness in the fear of I Gori." . Holding Life Sacred Text: Ccnc-sis 1:27-31; I C'orin- crniinii the (liians G:!!>. 20; II Corinthians Announcements The Courier News has been forma;)}' ntithorizt'd to announce the following candidacies for office IIV WII.UAM K. Gil.UOV, I). I). ! In a day when men. women and children aie being slaughtered by | , p thousands, and even by the' millions, and when naticns that • oiiglit to biive absorbed Christian! tcacliitm jinil practice me at war, a skeptic might be ironical about, a -Sunday .School lesson on "Hold-, hi? Life Sairctl." ! But this very situation of war and violence today makes it all the move necessary that Chris- Hans should net lose their [altli or their vision, and (hat we I should put all the more emphasis ! upon the Christian teaching con- i kerning the sacrcdness of life. I II Is fitting thai for a lesson tike ; this \ve should 150 back to the car- j l>cok of the Bible: for there. • i:i !lu'.-,c tarlioi.!, rec.-.i* of religion among ihc Hebrew ifeoph 1 , is sot ttown the profound teaching con- in the stroy of A'uraliatn and 1.0'.. I The portion from Genesis taken i f:r cur icivon emphasis'c.s. poihaps,! Ihc general sjlovy of Gort's crcatimi I •—tlie sjcrr'rtnc.w of man as made 1 In (iori'.s oivn Image and likened i —aud it i s muni, that \ve shouid put liiis fact ahead of all. Hut one \vouiri like to enforce j this lesson with (he :^ioi-y cf Cain' end Abel that so soon follows in j the Genesis record; for Iheic we haw not only Dip teaching con-1 ccrnti-» man and liie sacredne,w of, life, but the emphasis upon tragedy ! of loss and the Impossibility d rr- storlng wlial \vi\s lost. It Ifc true! that often we do not realize Ihc | worth of things vmtil v.e have lost j Ilicin. and Caiu did not realize the it'll IIOITUI- ol , wlinl he liad done until he renlined liwl ho )iad killed a brother, a man like himself, Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES (For Second Term) County ai>:i Prahat; Ctcrli T. W. POTTER (FV>r Second-Term) The courier News has been 'au- thorised to announce the following candidacies lor election at the Municipal Election, to be held April 2. Municipal .Judge DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BAKHA.M City Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH CHAKLES SHORT' JOHN POSTER City Attorney ROY NELSON

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