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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 25, 1938
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FACE FOUR 1LY1BBV1LLE, (ARKJ COURIER NEWS THE BI/mffiVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H.W. HAIMES. .PublUhtt Me N»tion»l Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., Ntw York, Chicago. Detroit, Et. Louis, D»Uas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ~" Entered as second claw mater &i the post office at Blyihevllle Arkansas, under act of Congrm. October 9, 191T. Served by the United Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES s Sy carrier In the City ot Blylhevllle, 15o per week, or 65c per month. By wall, within a radius of 60 miles, *3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c (or three months; by mall in postal zones twp to B!X, Inclusive, J6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight ,$10.00 oer year, payable In advance. Speaking of Illusions 'About the Next War If fhc Japanese invasion of China mid the Spanish civil war have left you any illusions about humanitarian rules in war, lei recent, casually \spokcn remarks from Russia blow those illusions sky-high. Said Commissar of War Klcmenli 1C. Voroshiiov, explaining that the Red army was ready to use poison gas: i "Because Fascist countries violated the 1025 convention on Uie use of gas in warfare, we were forced to train chemical. troops. "If (her enemy spreads gas behind our frontier", we will poiir Ijiicketsful of poison gas on Iho heads of those Tlic cotnmJKAitr didn't' raise his voice. lie might have been talking ;ibonl potato bugs. r And that is the way war will lie. Army flyers with fine necwacy will luonilj nuinitipii sdilions and .shi|).\iirt!.s. Kcmiilcd army ll.vei'o with le.^.s ;ieeii- • racy will bomb munition .shitioii.s and shipyards—-but will hit apurtmciU.s and hospitals anil schools three blocks •nvay, for three blocks is u short distance when you're bombing From 10,000 feet. There will be cries ot "atrocity" iincl there will bo retaliation. And then liiere will be gas by the buckRtful, War isn't a simple contest between Uie strength of men and armies sijiy more; it's a complex, jitmblcil ' piixxlc where propaganda' is as .important as bullets and the front is anywhere thai - life exists. Have no doubt that gas will be used in the next widespread war, for j;as K a weapon, one of the deadliest, and «as is demoralizing, and that is reason enough. ; Gas will be used with cause, for cause can be found. It will be as simple as false propaganda, as simple as touching a lever in an airplane 10,000 feet up, as simple as the wind which carries rolling clouds of death through city streets and country lanes. Gas will be used. The Intolerable Inch Just as if there weren't enongli transitions in this changing world, what with governments gobbled up and illusions toppling, now the U. S. Bureau of Standards j s going to divide Iho OUT OUK WAY inch up into a million parts and lop off two of the parts, Why? .Well, it seems, lo quote Dr. Lyman J, BriggSi director, the difference between the length of the inch in (his country and in Great Hrilain is "intolerable." That is, iho U. S. inch is^ now 25.'10005 inillimder.s and the bureau will lot) off (he 5 and make Die inch measure exactly' 25.4 millimeters. Of course tin's still doesn't bring the inch exactly down lo scale with the British inch, which measures only 25.H0996 millimeters, hut -presumably the difference of .0000') millimeter is toler- ahle, whereas a difference of .00009 millimeter isn't. o/ QttteM, Publication In till* column of editorials from other newspapers docs not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of Interest In (ho subjects discussed. ' Japanese Miscalculations Tlic Japanese militarists have infecnlctilttlccl. That is llic Inefcnpablc conclusion in vlpwliig |!H! current status ol Hie war In Chlnn. When llic conquest was hiunchixl last July, the Toklo military clique wheeled lo beat Chlnn lo iicr knoes within it mcutli or two. There was rrai expectancy Ihnl (Jlilanx Knl-ahc-k would oiler only enough resistance lo save face, and then capllnlnle. The Invader's advance lu Hie Northern provinces wn.s rnpid. But slroni! rc- fifitancc wns encountered til Bhm\Blvni. and every Jnixincse mlvniicc since tlinl city's surrender lins teen bitterly contested. Tuklo's Forces have pressed ahead but at a consliniUy retarded puce until they have bogged clown In the present major battle. So liumlllnliiig linr. the .situation liccouic (l\;il Toklo now lias removed Its army commander In China. Ocn. Malstil mot so lung ngo hailed us "Invincible") and two of his high command. This Is a result or Chinese successes,- not only In linnasslng llic Invaders in guerrilla warfare, but In actually throwing tack tliplr forces by counterattack. The contenders today are deadlocked in a mighty struggle in. the corridor between the Northern and Southern areas of Japan's conquest. To unite their ininics, cut o(T lite Clit- iica; and capture Uie strategically Important Lung-lini railway, the Japanese arc launching atlacks from eight directions toward Suchow. That Chinese resistance has kept them' from IhcJr objective for several 'weeks Indlctitcs :l serious Japanese mlscalculnllon. Almost since the war began, Toklo lias bouslcd of supremacy in the air, as its aviators killed thousands of Chinese in raids on title:; and war fronts. But no w rcven Chinese war planes have miulu a bombing raid on the Japanese island or Formosa, and ollicial forces admit considerable damage- was done, n is the first lime In n years that Japanese soil has suffered foreign bombardment. Small wonder ttial air defense maneuver.'; are being conducted over Japanese cities. Another miscalculation has been made. The scries of miscalculations may tolal up to serious consequences. Japan has been throwing billions of yen into tiic Chinese u-nr. and the unforeseen prolongalion of the war means more billions will be necessary. The country's economic structure, never of (he strongest, must undergo severe strain if (he military is to press on doggedly with (he "iimmtiablc policy- solemnly announced at Tokio. No mallei- if China loses every battle, long-drawn-out resistance is almost as effective in weakening lier foe n:: military victories would be, —SI. Louis Posl-Uispalcii. I cloii'l propose lo ixsur hourly bulletins on Capouc's, tciiifrratiirc and pn Ire.—James ,\. Johnston, warden of Alcatrnz Island. By WiUiams LOOK AT THAT POST-*'- CARD? I OUGHTA MAKE A COMPLAINT TO TH 1 GOVERMMENT AiBOUT THIS... CAN'T READ IT— CAN'T EVEN SEE TH 1 PITCHER. ON IT— HOW DO YOU KNOW IT'S K ME? WELL, DON'T VELL AT ME...TH 1 OFFICE BOV'6IVE IT TOTH 1 OILER. AM 1 HE WASN'T COMlM' DOWM THIS WAV PER AWHILE SO HESIVE IT TO ME... IT HAD A PICTURE OF PALM TREES AN 1 BATHERS OM A BEACH, AM 1 SEZ. "HOW'D VOU LIKE TO BE HERE, POKEV? HE HAD HIM MAO ALREADY-- WHOT DID HE WANT 'TO TELL HlfA THERE WAS PALM TREES OM WELL, HE KNOWS HE HAS AN ErJEMV AMY- WAV— (MO [FRIEND SEND5 PICTURES OF PALM TREES TO IT KER?THPvT!S A FR.IEMD 1 INSULT /IM ALASKA TO INJURY.' FRIDAY, FEBRUARY as, loss SIDE GLANCES By George Clark THIS CURIOUS WORLD r± THE UNITED STATES HAD Z2.&, 2S5 FOREST FiRES, WITH DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT &£4- s OOO, 000 -- •• —— ^ CARELESS SMOKERS WERE RESPONSIBLE ^OR 23 PER. C£nr .---v -O^ THE FIRES AND >Of->Ef?CENTcx= THE DAMAGE REPORTS of the U. S. Forest Scivicc tor the year 1D3G show Hint about 80 per cent of the acreage burned over by forest iircs WBS mim-ctccled lantl. Approximately 187.122/100 acres of nationally owned hind is under protection of mgani/cd fire control sy;- Ums. but millions o( acres cl iirivatc and slntc-mvned forest nrcns jrc not. NE\T: What would Iiiiriricn if thr tiirth slopprd mnvliift in its "run.' Sudden Spivad of 'trichinosis .Aill id* ]() Million Who Kai HaiMlooked Pork B, £gs*#8>& ftilljert added (his Hide room for liis study, (ml i('s so' coxy we never use the living room any more." ! CAST <))•' l,'l!Xll,VCTEns V \viiriTI lll.n, l,croi Ihe iilin si'i'.i JUT I Ij roue I] '' "•"'"• '""vSit^r lci.frril.-iji .Icrr.v, Knnka and ' oily nrrU-i' mfi-ly In I-'rjtncc, "living "UliiJIIfU CUIfe, hut little '11J Ihc-j- reulUe I In- jjmiler dun- Kvr uhcud. CHAPTER XXI (JUDINAR1LY one \vould travel from Calais to Cherbourg by Wilier, touching at Lc Havre. But with Iho Channel so beset with ships engaged in war and war's commerce, it beliovo civilian (rav- clers to stick lo dry land. _ Cabcll Banks used liis fluent 1'reneh to advantage in engaging Ihree scats in a stage coach (which Hie French amusingly called a diligence) and lie and Jerry and Polly set out at once for Cher- Iiourg, the driver offering no objections lo Nuisance. ^ Their intention was to go aboard rim Chelsey's armed merchant snip, the Palm Tree, and return lo America with him. They calculated that Tim Choi- Key would have made the port of Cherbourg Iwo good days before news ot war readied the Channel. The only concern ot Jerry and Ca- bcll was how the Palm Tree would Mtt out o£ Cherbourg, They put their wits together to solve this poser on the coach vide from Calais. The port would be watched by English warships; it would be a snorting venture for any American merchantman to run out. Could it be done? They thought if could. e * * CINCE the trip consumed several days' time and several overtops, the three travelers argued about many matters. Polly annoyed her two male escorts by saying one day, "War's unnatural. We're of one blood with the English, yet we're lined up with the French against them. It's like asking a foreigner to help you fight your own mother." "Our mother happens lo be trying lo strangle us," Jerry pointed out. "We're the thing she hales moat." They reflected on this sad and nndcninble facl, and presently Polly said, "The French have been seizing our vessels too. my father told me. lie thinks Napoleon has overreached himself." "He has undoubtedly done that," Cabell agreed. "My falher says lie's :drunk with power." "I can't understand human na- luie at all, 1 ' Polly argued. "First it was the Bourbon Uings that were so sellish and so cruel lo the French people. Tlic people threw Spankiiig Aided Career, Declares <Vicki Baum Ihem off and won llielr freedom, then turned cruel themselves, beheading the aristocrats right and left, Now it's Napoleon that's— that's—" "Exploring—" said Cabcll, sun- pJying Ihe word. "Exploiting the French people. We may have to fight Napoleon next, unless Eng' nd sctllcs him." "And that'll make England drunk with power," Jerry offered. "Drunker Ihan she already is, I mean." "So maybe war's no use after all! 1 Polly exclaimed. "Maybe it never settles anything! Maybe it just destroys!" This idea held her in ils awful grip for hours, so that she hardly noticed the scenery or answered when they spoke lo her. It was as if she hact reached ma- luj-ity and yel was more uncertain and shaken than she had been in her thoughtless girlhood. . . . She was thinking: "Must my body form tho bodies of strong hoys for war?" It was the old cry of woman in a man-made world, not yet articulate. It was a terrible question, without an answer. 3 * (; "THE diligence set them down near the Cherbourg docks, and llirce young Americans had their first breath-taking view of this magnificent harbor. Cabcll Banks said to Jerry. "Let's take Polly to a hotel and' leave her there while we look for Tim Ghelscy's Palm Tree. It's apt to take some time." Polly agreed to this plan, first describing Cousin Tim's brig as clearly as she could: ". . , two masts, square sails, rather wide in (he beams and clumsy; a gaudily cawed palm tree for a figurehead." It was midnight before Jerry returned to Polly at the hotel, and lie bore dismaying news. The Palm Tree had not put in at Cherbourg at all. Jerry and Cabell had run into an American sailor, an honest-talking fellow, who said Capl. Tim Chelsey had gotten wind of the war just before putting in fo Cherbourg and had run for Morlaix instead—that being nearer the Atlantic and less bottled. He had unloaded his cargo there in record time and put out again, bound for home. Jerry added, ''I hope you don't feel angry about his not wailing lor you, Polly?" Her answer came direct and simple, "I've conic lo understand how men feel about war., Jorry. What do .1 count when my country's in trouble? Cousin Tjnv ; and his sailors had to get home and offer themselves and the ship to America." "Thai's how it was," Jerry said. "There's something reasonable and Jnan-sized about you, Polly, for all you've got such sweet lips and eyes. . . . Kiss me, Polly, because were going to be married tomorrow. And then we're going lo go on u ship that Cabcll's getting anil help chase the English off (he Atlantic." "Marry tomorrow?" Polly 1 gasped, /or that seemed lo her tho more important item In the news. "Oh, Jerry! I'm so thankful Cousm Tim left me stranded!" Jerry took her in his arms and held her close. He was a simple x !"''"..!!" c U' er sim l' ll 'city appealed X 1 10 him. She knew nothing of co- -, (liictry but she knew a great deal about holiest loving. He wanted her for his wife, as much as—yes, as much as he wanted lo gel at Hie English! Between these two passions he was all but consumed. He held Polly close in his arms and while he felt the warmth of: her tender body, he saw in his mind's eye an English brig, like Ihe Sunrise, striking her colors as he boarded. . . . TT was not easy for two young New Englanders to get themselves married in Cherbourg, yet with Cabell Banks' help it was accomplished. When Jerry and Polly had made (heir vows, Cabell removed himself from the hotel, so that their brief honeymoon might be spent alone and with no talk of war to mar it. The innkeeper and his wife gave the bride and groom a basket of fine French fruit for a wedding present; Polly blushed ut her new title of "Madame" when they presented the gift ... By reliable -messenger there came from Cabell Banks n coral neck- 1 lace for Polly and a fine pair of binoculars for Jerry. There was, hi addition, a collar for Nuisance. 11 bore a silver plate Ihat proclaimed "Mrs. Jerry Whitfield's chien"—Uie engraver having been unable at (he last moment to bring himself to engrave so ugly a word as dog. Nuisance accepted his new collar as he'accepted his new master, philosophically. It was evident to him (hat his beautiful mistress was obsessed by Ihe big young man who carried her about in his arms and stopped drinking hia breakfast coflee to kiss her. ' As for Jerry, for several days there v.'as no war. There was no vessel to be procured, no dangerous sea to be crossed, no English to'be punished in Ihe'homo of impressed seamcii'wilh striped-backs. There was only Polly, honest and lovely, who had given her body: into his keeping, along with her! heart. (To Be Continued) DALLAS. Tex. <UP>—Vicki Baum ;>rc!)al)ly would never have writ-ten "Grand Hotel" if lirr father 'ia.1 not forbade her to read bccte nnd srmiked her when she was u (x- rccd'ng a magazine, the writer 3!" best sellers told a crcup ol Dallas women. "Because I was forbidden to read, I read everything I coald get my hands on." Miss Hanm said. "lit became a burning hunger to me, antl I read and read and rend by the dim flicker of a candle in my room at night. I always jreamcd cl becoming :i great writer.'' (No. l.'il) BY t)H. JIOIUUS VISH1IK1X Milnr. .louriul r.I thr Ainmrm Mnlii-al jVjsocialioi:. anil i>; Ilygcia; llir Health Mngaznir As thr: dinettes, barbecue slantis and .vlmiliU purveyors ol the b;,r- tccuc sandwich have :-pnuii; -,i[, slc:i!4 the higt.ways. time ha;, Kiiuhmlly developed an inac;r.ny; lunn'.jev ot cases of lri:hitio:.i:, <.r pork diie.a;;c. About 10.Wln.lPfl people nov; seem lei be U'.r h r :-'. in tlie. parasite Ihat caute:, 1'ni.v C-M-I. rtido'.i. This para.iitf i 1 a v:oini -.,;.: :i lives in the. flr.h ol hru,, ,i; s <- uliich r.iovtv. into liir huiii.r.-, i.odv uiicn Intcclcrt |>nri: i.; c.r.rn '.viic;s the fcmn!- 1 or the ;.prric-> :;<•;: i:a:> llic human Intetliip.-. :•!>.(• ; u uis prcduclr.B olTsprim; and <nn ;uri\ out as many ys fift'j ;V.T '<r L '.;ili\ Each nf Ihe.v: olTsprini; or iur- \nr. thru 30 throiis:h Ihr wail:; ol thr interlines nnd'ar" earnrcl bv Ihc Wood lo (he nui.clc,,. in tin; I muscle 1 : they Ir'enwr- r;;t\-;,'.-;j. The progress cf n-n iiiie:,bti!m Is a natter of tiir.o. I; tnko.-, about a week niter the !ri,-l inou:, pork Is onion lor thr worux to develop In Ihr inlr.'.tine.*,. During Mini tmn 1 tlirrc are pain.-, m MM :iixi«mcn n ml ilierc ni:iy b" ; oiti" M>'minv: iJii'l »li;irrlir;). _ About the iiulill\ <•; i.nlii ti.'.'. Ilic iiilr.-.tiiic.-. .ind i-j ;,,•; UK,, t | U . liui;elrii. UuriiiK tin:, pruwl it |(:lt ., may tc more iiain in ll\e i;»i:elvj. Itfllir fC',-0 1 , .lU-llin; li;!.!?,.!,)-..,!! 1 -.'around HIL' eye:,, mitt bisinliaiii'/ chi'.ngcs in tlic blood. Japanese Increasing In British Coluai'nia "'CMOFU. B. S. i DIM— The Japanese population of British Columbia ir; incrc^sinr, at (he rate of 700 :•. year and the Mp,ionc.,.: now outnumber the Chinese who '. arc decreasing; by about 1.000 :\ 1 year, nccci'dinz to an analysis of the Oriental problem compiled for llic Provincial Research Bureau by Dr. W. A. Cars-others. Tho figures show an increase of 65 per cent in tlis Japanese population since 1021 and a drop of 5 per cent in Chinese. C'cuplc lo Wed on Sifl Income BERKELEY, Cal. (UP) — John Terry O'Connell. 21. blind student- at Hie University of California and Betty Scotclllcr. 18. his fiancee and reader have worked out a budget whereby they will marry as soon ,ns their joint earnings reach 570 a montli. They hope to be able lo finance their marriage before waiting lor graduation. Building Krror Sawed Ouf AUBURN. N. Y. (UP) - A large iron cart used lo carry concrete was left in an office room when Auburn'. 1 ; new pcstoffice was completed. Tho cart was (oo large to be removed through tbn door of the room. Postal officials cut it with an acetylene torch.' rtawn-Kastcrfi still Hardj- EA3TPORT. Me. (UP) — Down- Easters are traditionally a hardy rac3. but few arr. greater ex|>oneiits cf rugged individualism than James Phillips. The other day he rowed a dinghy from Black's Harbor lo East- ncrt, IB miles. Next birthday Phillips will be 103. { S. P. {'. A. Includes Lions , MONTREAL (UP)—Tlic. Society ' for Prevention of Cruelty to Ani; mals -.vent allrr l)ig game in 1937. acorn-dins to the society's annual repori. s. P. C. A. inspectors examined rj lions. Wins-hip Inrelcratc Flyer MIAMI. Fla. (UP)—Having flov/ enough niiles to circle the. glniit- one and one-half times on his missions between Puerto Rico nnd the U. s.. Blanton Winship, governor of Puerto Rico, has completed his 17lh (rip by Clipper ship between Miami, San Juan. Washington am! vcu' York. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople In Ihr milder cases !lK> patient may be fiivcrely disturbed icr Horn 10 to lu day:; and hi Ilir, \voi'sl! ca:cs he may have trouble for iroin j si:; lo 12 weeks rr longer. | Now (here is just one way (o protect yourself against this "disease, nnd thai'is to make certain] that (tie pork is thoroughly cooked. Hair-cocked perk is chiefly rcipDiisiblc for Ihc sprc-ml of I condition. I/i;:r, XVI treated n !;>«• in 173.1! v.hich made ii unlawful to orryl any kind b;;l ,-, squarp h:ii:<)kcr-1 rhiof. It is bil-cvrd that tlic «li:t 1 was madr at il-.i- r^ue.^t of Mario Anloinetl?. v,ho believed sniiare liniHlX-irchi^:. tc be more convenient thn:i ihc remind, triangular ar.l i -f\n"": fhapcs ihi! were "the style at the Uir.o. Announcements Die Courier News has been in liiorizcdto' lake formal nnnounK racnt ol the following Candida!' [cr public oniec, siib.iocl -o t!> Democratic primary Adjust 9. for County Treasurer U. t. iWLLY) C.AINES ^'^r SlicrilT ami collector HA1..K .1ACKSOM t'ntiulv Co-.irt Clerk T. VV. POTTER t'cr Cniinly Ta\ ,\»cssor W. \V. iHiIODYi WATSON HRYAAT aTEWAUT l-'or Cuunly and Probate .IiidSC »-'VU; HCNDERSOM I'ci (iMitil Coiii-l t.Icrl. HARVEY MORRIS PEY'S -SPOOKS IM "FIREPLACE ~~YeOWSAH / AW WAS P-PUTTIM' WOCD OM PE P1RE AW A VOICE £CW\E RiaHT UP OUTA PE PLAMES AM SPOKE . TO ME/ MAM, A WHOLE > / ARMY COULWT PUSH S ME BACK IW DAT VOICES PROM THE FIREPLACE? TOM'T BE SILLY, OASOU/ BUT IP YOU COM'T STOP •RUMMAQIMG AROUMD IJWPER . THE MAJOR'S MATTRESS YOU'LL GET A PERMAKiEKJT -THAT SUB5TANJTIAT6S MY COMTEMT/OM THAT THE PORK CHOP TALKEP TO AW EVJL EYE /MUST BE FOCUSED _.. THIS ABODE/ M&MW '/ /-MiARTHA COULP -; ^te'^MiixrL/x'UAu. ii-. ,-. -SHE WAMTED TO .--•

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