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PAGE FOUK <juutj! coimm THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. a W. HAINEd, publiihcr Me National AdwrtteJng Representatives: Arluneu tallies, too. N4J? York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday """ entered as second class mater at the poet efflce at Blytheville Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the Dnlted Press suBfiCBiprroN RATES By carrier In the City of Blytheville, 15c per week, or 65c per month. , By m»U, within a radius of M miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c (or three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight ,$10,00 per year, payable In advance. The Americas Ash: After Europe, What.Next For many years South and Central American people have proclaimed resentfully against anything that looked even faintly like protection on the part oC the United States. To/lay they are still proclaiming :publicry, but not as n'scntfully, and reports from certain' South American Foreign Offices indicate that privately the resentment has just about disappeared.' • For South and Central America, along with the rest of the world, arc watching the 'European -situation mid .speculating on the future. Our southern brothers have seen members' of the League of Nations and .signatories of the Briiind-Kellogg anti-war pact iji- 'vading the territories of other league members and pact signatories, and they are considerably disillusioned about the values of treaties and pacts. They have looked around at their own continent, rich in raw materials but relatively poor iu military strength, and some olMhc pictures they can conjure up arenl too pleasant. 'So these South and Central American leaders have begun to look toward the United States for protection, and to consider that perhaps Uncle Sam's navy is the strongest barrier between them and potential invasion. And, according to correspondents, South American governments have been exchanging views on a project r. for an inter-American militnrj and naval alliance. Through this," all South and Central American armies and na, vies would co-operate with the United States in repelling an attempted invasion of any American country, On paper thus plan Hounds line. There isn't much doubt that a combination of ali-America.il military and naval forces could rope! anyt invasion—if it cume as an armed attempt to conquer a country or a continent. The trouble i.s thai a foreign invasion probably won't come that way. . The newer method is to bore from within and to annex a government by propaganda and conversion,, iiilillratioii, trade concessions and influence. The military alliance idea is Kroiit, but it is just as much to the point to watch present methods being employed in Central Europe and to lind a way to fight lire with tiri', if we really want to keep the Americas free of foreign dominance. OUT OUB WAY A Joke On Japan It must have been MI awful shock lo the Japanese governmcDt wlioi Chinese plaucs skimmed over Formosa and bombed Die capital of that great Japanese island and troop base. It must also have been a great shock to the residents of Tokio, who have been told time and time again by the government news agencies that the imperial forces of the Rising Sun control the skies. It was tho lirst time since 18'Hi that territory of the Japanese empire has been bombarded and il was the empire's very lirst air raid. Of cotii-.se, from a point of damage inflicted, tlic raid didn't mean much. A few civilians killed, a few scattered homes and buildings destroyed. J5iit it must have been—to repeal— a great shock to Ihu Japanese to gel a taste of the same medicine they have so blithely been dealing out lo China all these months. Sti'vamtined Pedestrians Mechanical .scientists have done wonders with streamlining, but they've forgotten one thing. No one can streamline the pedestrian. Modern automobiles are marvels of speed and power, hut the 1038 pedestrian is the same plodding, poky individual he was 100 years ago. Which is why 17,410 of those pedestrians were killed in 19.U They were killed at intersections going with lights, against lights, and where no lights existed. They were killed crossing in tiic middle of blocks, playing in the street, walking on rural highways, hitching on vehicles, working on roadways, coining iV 0 ni hdiintl parked cars, iiiul some were even chased up on Iho sidewalks and slain. The pedestrian, however, does have otic advantage over the motor car. He can make up for his slow feel by his (inick wits. He can avoid making the same mistakes which brought death to those 17/110—and injury to 310,160 others—last year. He can avoid chances, he can look and listen. He can't be streamlined, but he can he cautious. Sfl&SML Arl hns a cliiincc to develop here because it Is tlic safest and most peaceful country t.\, present.—Mmc. Romolii Nijlnsky, wife ot Vaslav Nijinsky, once-famous dancer, on a trip to llic United States. « * * President Roosevelt's foreign policy lacks consistency. Tl,c only policy Lo which lie hus ,ul- hcrcd IB the "trust me and I will not lei you down" policy.-Norman Thomas, Socialist * * * The consensus of business analysts seems to be Hint 1938 as^a whole will witness some Improvement, wilh the last cmarler liaviu» the bev l>rospecU.-Dr. A. G. Black, chief of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. * * » This country lias Bulled through worse mew, than this. It will again, 1( business is given , chance to gel conficlence.-Fnuil; M. Tollon. vice president. Chase National Bank, New York Cily. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, i GLANCES By George Clark By Williams f I CI5EDTOTH1MK IT FUWWV- CQULowT OIT rr THRU MY DOME. WHY A FA8MEK SPENT MORE MOW£Y OU HIS BARN TH'M OM-HIS HOME. BUT NOW IT DOM'T SEEM FUWMY, SIWCE I'VE SEEKl A DIFF'REMT BEAKJD WHOSE WOEK SUIT COST MORE HIS HOUSEW ALL HIS '"Just take a look at that diumuiul and tell me what you think of the fella I'm -engaged to." THIS CURIOUS WORLD I William Ferguson SUDDENLV STOPPED MOVING IN ITS ORBIT; , IT WtXJl_D 'PAU_ 'NTO THE < *" sues) H77?y/A/ 7T4-C3 AKW7/VS ^ »* .' v^?»X ' s > /' IN THE SIX YEARS THAT THE N.Y. GOLF TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN HELD. ONLV THREE: ACES HAVE BEE' OLTT OF /<4-,C50 CAST 01'' CHAIIAC'FEIIS I'OM.V CHKtSEV, hc'l-olttti ftlrimdrd Iti London nhea war brffikv ouf. • .IUHHV WI1ITP1BLD, ieroi the ivhii heftt her fhrouirh. u.v.VKS, iirlvaKer O \ 1) 11 1, l. AFTER HAVING BEEN, SS2. 77M£S AND REVIVED EACH TIME, APPEARED NONE THE WORSE FOR THE EXPERIENCE/ . "Vtnierdnfl Arrlvltie 'oci late at 4'Iierhouru: to *:ill Imck to Auier- Jfii, Jerry Jim) 1'oMy urn married \vJiilc Ihi'}- uwult Hiiuk*' DluuM lu Vrucure u ulilii ul liU o>vu. ', CHAPTER XXII ^AT the end of a week Cabell Banks arrived at the hotel and asked to sea "Monsieur Jererruah Whitfield." j "Le voici!" said iho innkeeper, and he pointed out Jerry just coming in at Ihe door with his wife. Cabell wrung Jerry's hand and liisseri Polly oji both cheeks to the intense pleasure of some native onlookers who ^iad supposed all Americans to be cold and restrained. Jerry asked Cabell to come wilh them to their room, und presently the two men were deep in conversation at a window looking toward the harbor, while Polly sat across (he room with her limiting. . Cabell said, "I've found the ship for us, Jerry! She's tied up ut Carteret. We'd be able to get out of Carteret." Jerry mentally located Iho little port 20 miles to the south. "Wb might get out of (here all right. Yes, I think we could. What's the ship like?" "A clipper. Built in Baltimore." Jerry's face fell. "New Eng- landors don't hold with those ships, Cabell. They're too flimsy." "They're the fastest things on water." ; "I doubt if I could handle one. No, I don't believe I could bring one 'home right side up," Jerry declared. 1 Cabell hooted in disagreement. "My friend, I've been hearing things about you. There arc a number of stranded American sailors in this port and some of (hem are from down Connecticut way. They tell me you saved Captain' Cobb's barkcntine Eliza from the rocks in a hurricane on a trip around the Horn. You were just 20 at the lime." * * s JDOLLY looked up quickly. There was so much Jerry had never lold her. "How did you do it, ferry?" "It was Just chance, you might ;ay. It was Ihe trip we lost our first male in a blow and our •;coud 'mate from a fever. Cap'n 'tobb-'was clown in his bunk with i broken leg and 1 had to take charge. The bosun ov the galley CENTIUFUGAL force now balances the pull of the sun and keeps our earth in its place. If our orbital motion stopped, we would start lulling toward the sun immediately. The first second, the earth would fall only one-ninth ol a mile, but when we finally struck the sun. we would be traveling 380 miles n second. NEXT: Whiit Ilics arc nut jicsts? The Family Doctor . «. P»t o*. Pyysieiaus Find llmuiiits Need Exlra Oxygen at an Altitude of 81MXJ loci INo. 1GOI I»Y 1)1!. MOKKIS FISHHKIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, iiml of llj'SCia, the Health M:w.m?. All sorts of disturbance;, arise in human beings when they get- up into high altitudes. There arc also •symptoms o&soclated ivilli icing mi too last and coming down trx> Tasl. Seme people are so scn;.iiwe lo these changes that they m.iv Miffcr even when riding to Ihr t-p;, B [ very tall buildings In elevators. For those people w-lw arc ;:ot accustomed to very high p!:rej.. the top ot a mountain is n liati place t lo visit. Anionij the M-riou.s consequences, or those most noiici-ablc, arc those due lo u l;iri: ni i-r.oush e.-iygen. This is proves! by n M ; f ac t thai the giving ol oxygen \\-\\\ rc . Mcve most cf the simiitoins. Recently some of 1)10 airplane lines In the United Stale* have arranged to (ly on lonscr trips ul much higher altitudes and it i.s hkc- ly that arrangements will have lo be made for .some ijeople for Ihe extra oxygen that may be necessary under Ihcsc circumstances. The symptoms which me most prominent are headache, dizziness, mental dullness, distu'bimcos o! vision ;mrt ot lu-arins. vomithi' thii'it. shortness ijl brcatli. anil ml- VWaUons.cr IHc licaV Aviators j-cmetimci Differ seriously from lapld ascent or deucul ' in ihc plane. Tlic clucl syimitoms under these circumstances are shortness ot trc.ith and then as iliey qo higher and hlglicr, hcadadip'ami iiHib- ralar (vrakueks. 11 Is Interesting to know thai a height or 25.000 feet is supposed k te the, maximum lhat anyone cm KO lo without having cxlra oxygen. Exnerls who have studied this'.Ml - uallon. however, say lhat extra oxygen ought to be given when 8COO [pel is reached during ris cf a plane and lhat when the plane conies down oxygen should lie continued until ;v height of 101K) led is reaclie:!. cook could have done just as well, if they'd been put to it. Cap'n Ccbb made me first mate afterward. But there are better and older sailors than me that'vc never had the chance." "Maybe," Cabell : agreed dryly. "Look out, or you'll get conceited over your modesty.. .. This clipper now . . ." "What's wrong with her?. What's she doing in a little port like Carteret? How long has sbo been rotting there?" "She's been there r<i'y a couple of months and she's sound. Her caplain died ot a fever the day they put in there. Her owner's a Baltimore merchant who's financially pressed. He .wants to sell her." "That means he wants ready money. You could hardly get her on credit, I reckon?" "I reckon not. But wait till you hear this! His agent's the same French banker here in Cherbourg my father transacts business with. I've convinced this banker that Mr. Cabell Banks, senior, of Boston would want me to have the ship to (jet home in, and that he'd like me to have enough money advanced to outfit Ihe.clipper and p;iy the crew lor five weeks. The chief expense will be a pair of long guns, properly mounted, but he'll stand for i(. It's a perfect situation, friend Whitfield. Who're we to snipe at fate?" rf ' "A Baltimore clipper's not safe, Banks. Those Marylanders are mad to build them. Too flimsy. Too fast . . ." "Too flimsy, T grant you. But not too fast. Nothing could be too /ast for us now. Do you realize, Jerry, we've got no right to fight the British till' we get our commissions? If we tried it we'd be pirates instead of privateers. We've got to get home, and quick. We'll be a hare pursued by a. hundred hounds, this crossing." "You've convinced me," Jerry said. It had occurred to him that no ship could be too fast to get Polly home in. After they'd made America they could trade the thing for a stout New England craft that wouldn't topple in a gale or "crush like an eggshell when fired on. * * f "TEN days later is the small liar- bor of Carieret Polly Whitfield went aboard' the clijiper Gray Gull owned and captained by Mr. Cabell Banks, junior, or£ Boston, and whose first mate was Jeremiah Whitfield o£ New'buryport, Massachusetts. "We've kept her old name;' Cabell explained to-Polly as he escorted her aboard. "We.heard the name Revenge, that we'had such a hanker for, ia alrcpdy, in Polly thought: "Even beforof ihey've put to sea they're cray.yl about their Gray Gull! How much | more Jerry's going to lovo herf! after he's sailed her a while!" Sim;; knew the way" of men with ships, ' for her father had been a lypical:- seafaring man. Alter he lost his" Proud Lymc off Nantucket five;;; years ago he grieved for her-as^ he grieved for his wife, wbo : the same year. Not ihe least ot Jerry's pride inf the Gray Gull was the beautilul| quarters for Polly. He look there now and watched her a iously as she looked around i When she exclaimed with del over the white painted walls the warfh carpet on the floor was touched and pleased. "H'sjj none too good for you," he saicl.y He told her that there had been- one long cabin, but Cabeli hact'i had a partition built, generously! giving them the larger quarters;; and reserving the smaller for him- • self. •> Jerry left her, and a sailor"' brought her little trunk into the'! cabin and stowed it beneath thu bunk. "That's' shipshape!" she lold the shy lad. He seemed very young, not over 17, and Polly opened a box of F ranch pastry she was carrying ana gave him some. When she was alone she. look off her bonnet and sea coal,'; feeling lhat she was one with allS the women on earth who had fol-; lowed their men lo sea. Though- she, was the least of them, she would not shame them. For those on board the Gray;: Gull the hard part must come; now. The waiting. The walchful|L waiting. The run to sea when thcfl time came. Though no English)] vessels patroled the insignificaf! harbor, one knew that they lurkcu lo.lhe north, watching Cherbourg,]! and to the southwest, blockading Brest. The Gray Gull must takci! her chance. Her 50-odd sailors': were impatient to be off—-&?neri-: cans, most, weary of an enforced? sojourn on the wrong side of the; Atlantic. ;' Polly sensed the tenseness that first night aboard. The second night was worse, for a sharp' breeze was blowing like a clarion call. Jerry and Cabell stood at the wheel, staring toward Wic west and talking earnestly. No' one seemed to remember her existence. That, too, was part o£ being a seaman's wife ... Then came Cabell's low called: commands, relayed by Jorry.[ Sailors began running, ropes were' hauled . . . Polly looking up into- the starlight saw the masts bloom! wilh canvas.j, saw sails- fill and' spread. The Gray Gull, like an! eager bird, was running out,( sea. XTo Be Continued)! Amateur Given Citation For Flood Aid HOCK SBRINGS. Wyo. (Up) — John S. Dulfy, Rock Springs amateur radio operator, lias Seen i warded a "Public Service Certificate" by the American Radio Reay League for his aid during Ihe Mississippi floods of last spring. Although he was 1.000 miles from tl'e .scene, it was through Duffy's diligence lhat the world knew of the plight of Huzcn, Ark., cut otr by high water. With highways am! railways washed out and telephone and telegraph wires down, lac only communication possible out of Ihc town was by a short wave radio operated by u Hazen amateur. Duffy, listening intenUy at his home station vnOlB. .heard the appeals from "Hazen. Although he was staying oft" Ihe air. as were oilier amateurs except those actively ul work on the flood. Dully ccntactcd the Arkansas .station. He lol:l the Hazcn opcralor lie would attempt lo reach a Little Rook .station. He was able lo do this and also lo contact, the army radio 'network control statini at Fort Omaha, Neb, These statons then tuned in oh the Hazen ovpra- tor and help was sent to the Ktrandcd town. Rules of Road Once Rigid For Bicycle Riders PORTLAND. Ore. (UP)— Bicycle riders in Oregon once were required to halt whenever they approached within 100 yards of a (cam of horses, dismount, and remain standing until Ihe horses had passed, according lo a WPA survey of othl laws In the slate. At Astoria in the early 1880s, I the city council ordained that no I person should be allowed to ride m drive a beast 01 burden faster than six miles an hour within the city limit!;. | An economy-inspired ordinance ' at Oregon City read: j "That it is hereby made the duty cf the night, watchman (o keep in cider and light up the street lamps. and keep the same burning froi dark until daylight. In the morn 1 ing; provided thai they are no to be lit or kept burning when ) is moonlight." A study or justice revealed thai' In 1815 a 10-year-old boy Iron; Multnomah county, who was 'con victed of stealing candy, was sen. tenced to three years in the pehii tcntiary and he served his entir term. At the same lime a mar sentenced to life for murder, pardoned after four months. He Fights With Awning And Gets 10-Day Tern PHILADELPHIA (UPJ — Charle. Still, 42. Atlantic City, N. J., wa. ; sentenced to 10 days In tlic. of Correction for lighting awning. He told the policeman who ar vested him thai, he had burn pet hits the awning with Ins automobile and it "made me sore." Allspice is the dried, unripe fruit ol the pimenlo Ircc. OUR BOARDING HOUSE Witfr Major Hoople City lla.s I'ircle.ss Year CHARDON. O. (UP)—-Fire Ciiic Warner n. Coofc, 200-ponncl u'rus- gisl and captain during the World \Var, announced proudly thai in 1937 this toy n cf 1.900 population dH no! Milfcr a single fire. loss. He- said" that the- chardon lire 001:1- pnny answered seven calls, all OKI- siclc its territory. Read Courier News Watu Ads. Announcements l"hc Courier Ncus has been w- thorized to make formal announcement of tiic following candidate; for public office, subject lo th: Democratic primary August fl. •for County Treasurer R. U (BILLY) C.AINES Vur S-herirr and Collector HALE JACKSON County Court Clerk T. W. POTTEtt l-'cr County Tax Assessor W. VV. i BUDDY) WATSON BRYANT STEWART l-'or County and Probate Jmljc DOYLE HENDERSON Vat circuit 'Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS j.,-.. ,- ( EGAl?, LApS / l HAVE APPLYING MY UWCAMNY •Zf C3EMIUS TOR DEPUCTIOW , '; CJLEAWED "PROM LOIOQ SCOTLAND I YARD TRA1MIK1G, AMD AFTER :V THREE CAYS COMCEWTRATfOM X HAVE TO THE COMCLUSIOM ,.,, THAT THE VOCES WE t^' HEARD EMAXiATlMG \2% FROM WEIKP PLACES KB THE RESULT OF SOME STKAKJQE PHEWOMEMOM EASY WITH "THAT OME- CYUWDER BRAIkl OF \tJURS OK YOU MIGHT WAKP A PISTON! .'"I'LL BET IF YOU WEWT 1WTO HIGH YOU COULD SOLVE TM' KIDDLE OP WHY OETOURS ARE ALWAYS =NV. . MUDDY/ YOU'D THAT SOMEBODY SP / A BOTTLE f

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