The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 29, 1938
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POUR THE BLYTHEVILLE CQURI.BR NEWS THE CO\]R!ER HEWS CO. H. W. HAtNES, Publisher J, GRAHAM. SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORniS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, De- troll, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class Dialler nl tlic post oirice at Blytlicvllle, Arkansas, under ncl ot Congress, October 3, 1017. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Served by (lie united Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blylheville, 15c per week, or C5o per month. By mail. wl(liln a radius of 50 mile*, $3.00 per year, $1.56 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal rones two to six. inclusive, .56,55 per year; In zones seven nnd eight. $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Sticking Out The Japanese- Chin The unpleasant news from Europe lias pretty well obscured tir; equally unpleasant news from China the last few weeks. But the news Iron: China : that wasn't crowded out of Ihe papers lias added to the growing bnlk-f Hint Japan is getting herself into an increasingly precarious position. The Chinese continue lo demonstrate their legendary cleverness to the great discomfiture of the invader. The war • costs millions of dollars (hat Japan is )i;ir<l put to raise—and no one knows this better than the Chinese who have .discovered that it costs the Nipponese about as much 8 to repel one raidinj; planc as an entire fleet. Consequently the Clunese send out lone raiders several limes during the night. They have other tricks with which, they mo- •'.voke painfully expensive, fireworks on the part o/ the Japanese. Especially effective have been , the guerilla tactics of the Chinese. The ; farther into China the Japanese push, '; the longer their thin line of communication stretches out, ami the Chinese hiive been making it very tough for the scattered garrisons in the territory claimed by the Japanese. But the prize maneuver of nil was the formation of a midget Socialist state 200 miles behind the Japanese „: linos. .'vTbis government.,' Aadked bjt : v seven million fanners, xiip- ' ports a huge guerrilla army that has paralyzed Japanese comnumcialion lines in north China. And a,ll this activity, remember, goes on in Jt-jpch province, which theoretically is in Japanese ha.nds. Meanwhile hatred for the Japanese has become something of a famUical religion among China's millions. True, the casualties on the Chinese side have been tremendous, totaling at least .12 fatalities to one for the Japanese. But Japan C^nuot kill all the Chinese any move thnu she can conquer- ail of China. Japan h;\d hoped to grab oil' ;\ big chunk of territory quickly and with the use-of only a hundred thousand ; troops. She now has more than a naif mjlliou soldiers lighting on foreign soil. And those soldiers must ail Lo Provisioned.. - So Japan finds herself iu the middle. She cannot turn back. Kurlhcr invasion costs dearly in men and money. OUT OUR WAY And as I\vr soMievs maKc their expensive gains, powerful Soviet Russia waifs for the chance to Kettle an old iicconnl. Ambitious Jitlle Japan seems at Just to have overshot the murk. 1/iewA, Pnhlicallon In tills column of editorials from olhcr newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but Is on acknowledgment of Interest In the subjects discussed. TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1933 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark ^Sfe^feN S^fe.* Signs, Barns and Fences. Miss Lillian Keller, University of Ten;>Mi.scc lir;inc improvement .specialist, Is asking Iftiin fniullkv; in (Ills s(nlc whclhtr advcrtlslm; slgtis . tcniitify the farmstead. Taking u negative nn- svvcr lor grnulcd, as she ratlicr Kiifely may, slio is milking: an intensive campaign to gel such iijiis removed from fences «nd hams. Xfiiny fnnn jicoplc still allow tlielr premises lo be prelly liberally trolled will) tin, imnor nncl 'cardboard .signs, and the fact certainly docs not add io (he attractiveness of either farm home or Uii: highway, to say Ihe very least of :l. ncllcr llnincs Week in Tennessee tills yenr covers Hie period from April 21 lo April 30, and Miss Keller liopes that thousands of these iluns on fences mnl burns along the highway,- will be torn down Ij.rtfqre that time. She l.s likewise urghii,' farm owners to refuse permission for the replacement of such sluff. U is ivcitli- wliilij anywhere, l)»t especially In Tennessee where nature lias been more limn ordiniirily eniclous in the way of scenic cndow- mcnls. It will be line if fnnn women become cjitJiu.sln.stlc over the nation, for they can Ije of more avail In preventing this type of defacement than anyone else. This Is a campaign year In Tennessee, by the wny, and there arc more candidates than '.mini, interest Is corrcsnondlnijly 'great, and >o on. We wait with .some interest to see if catil can- dldalcs, while eloquently dccliirlng their d.cvo- lion lo law and order over (lie radio, will violate both the laws" of jjood taslc ainl those of the slate by pl.asleriin.; plucarclr, on every jiosl and pole available, if there is niiythlnj; Ires sJKlitly and more useless than (he average cr.m- pnlen placard, we have yet lo licnr oJ It, and yet us n rule Ihe highways and byways of Tennessee iuc plastered wltli such stulT in an rtecllon ywir. Miss Keller had nothing to say about Ihis particular type of sign, but -is one intcresled In bcaulificiiticm she must have thought a great, deal. Ingrute Elk . Yon Kin lead an elk to hay— ami he "'ill Nifty rijtlit lliiiro. He will Ins.: lijs initiative and liis rugged individualism. He will buconio loo laxy to foni#! for "This is where we came :,-,-riin ,|o.wn ( 0 (he first row anil wake up your father." THIS CURIOUS WORLD V.ZI Ferguson RON) DEER THEIR. HINC5 WITH THBR. Tlu'.t sail commentary on ell,- na- Uire tonics from Thomas J. Allen, Jr., regional director of Hit National I 'ark Service, who now slates that he and his men are nimble to solve a problem created by .their, own kindness. last summer (hoy grew some hay to give io lite elk '.vltcii the KIICW gn\ sc deep (lie animals couldn't. root for Hiaiiselvcs. Now thisl Die hay is jfonu the elk refuse to leave the place where it was slacked. Moreover, they have leconie so fond of the easv life Dial they expect the government to con- lisuio them on the hay dole. Allen and 1'k moil consider tin's ;illr,iu(,> on the pni t of the elk very inconsiderate am! HE; heroes of the World War'arc not all found on Ihe human raster. The purl played by horses, mules, camels. oxct\ and c|o<r.= i s well known. I'iijcdiis flew incssakCs throughout the war Onilirp", ;iiid white mice, because of their; sensitiveness to' imjiure air 'were earned in submarines, and cats, gq'esc, and nunicroas other creatures served as mascots in the various regiments. NEXT: \Vlial is the largest known jsCu-? .Apparently there is only me .solution, anil I hat is to get lliu e!!< on W'l'A. By Williams I LIKE T'GIT MV FEET BROKE IN EARLY-SO I KIN EKI-JOY TH 1 N\CE WEATHER WITHOUT HAViMG THIS MISERY TO TAKE MY MINP /® OFFA TH' MICE DAYS THIS TRACK WILL TOUGHEN 'Elv\ UP/ IT'S HOT--AKJ' YOU 'GOT TO &T USED TO HOT PAVEMENTS ALTERS ATE -THAT'S TH' WAY TO DO! ONE FOOT OM A TIE AN' ONE ON TH' GRAVEL—THEN VOU DOM'T GIT TOO MUCH AT ONE TIME! BORN THIRT IN THE CONSTELLATION OP PLAVED A ,-^K , „ WORLD WAR/ BY'. ^^_,, Nt THEM IN WATER. IN WHICH G^S MASKS HAD BEEN SCJAKED, Am~ER AN ENEMY ATTACK, IT WAS POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE WHAT KfND OF GAS HAD BEEN! USED corn, bia BY nEAncevicr.ific. 22 YESRS Htlll TB.BE GRIME'S Crime Statistics Revculs Danger Period As Youth Changes To Manhood Hy NBA Scrvirr Twenty-two! It's becoming am: of the most dangerous ol all ;>•;(•.; for Americans--in physical comh- llon. in traffic accidents mid, particularly, in crime. More criminals commit mnre (rimes at the age 22 than at any olhcr age. The 22-year-old Is <nu- of the worst anto menaces, I'nlv slightly bctlcr than the IG-yrru-ciMs. The dealli rate lc.i|>s .liartniiigiy bcUvecn 17 and 22. Al '.'.i. a youiis man has one choim m 123 (|, al Ills disabling illness will bo fatal. When lie was five ,\r:«rs younger it would have lakoi 211 such ili- ntAscs lo produce a fatality. Al no time In hip nvc so few pliysical cxnmlnniu-n.s taken. The Iwy In Ills lc.eiii irccivcs twice ns many. Eyesight mid sliglit illm^s are prevailingly neglected at Ihi 1 ; age. Hear IfiiPmiilojiiiriil llrnut All lhroui;h tlic drpi-csMon youths from in tn LSI carrirci twice Ihe bm-flrn of insciniiloynicnt that older cilitfu.s-cvm Ihe after-li group—had lo bear. But. it is a j lne statistics ,, ar . ticularly. whicii points lo 22 .is iu.. most, cian^rroii:, age. I.a;-! year 22.S75 mpii and women of X' «-ric permanently recorded with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Of these, 317 were booked for murder, 943 for robbery, mid 3<m for larceny amp theft, including tuito theft. Here is last, year's rcc- or;l of tlic 22-year-olds, as compiled by the FUI: Vagrancy Assault Drunkenness Boys ..2042 ..1(101 ..1081 ..18SS Givls 240 W 121 L'flti 313 1(00 •M3 Disorderly Conduct. 85G Suspicion .......... 2GU5 Sex Offenses ...... 720 Such reports, now gathered by Ihe FBI from 3700: crimc-dclecl- ing agencies, show Hint, more than a Ihird of all offenses made known through fiiiKcr-pritit reiiorts ai-c commilted by persons bblwccn 21 and 20. There are many arrests at 22 as at the average bc- Announcements llie Courier News has pcen ™- IhorfeeiFto make formal Announcement of tlic following caildidalef for public onicc, subject to the Democratic primary August fl. For County Treasurer H. L. (BILLY) GAINE3 Kor Shcrlrt nntl Collector HALE JACKSON C'oimtj Court C'lcrk T. W. POTrER I-'or County Ta* Asscssnr W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON HUYANT STEWART Tor County and Prnbatc Juiljo UQVr.E HENDERSON Vor Circtiit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS 1'or County Kcprcsenfativcs W. W. KOWLEK The Courier News has been au- Ihorlzed to make formal announcement of Uie following candidates for city offices at the ntythevllle munleipal election April 5. For City Clerk MfSS RJJTir I3LYTHE l-'or City Allorncy ROY K. NKLSON For First AVarii Alderujaii JEES \yi5ITE S, C. (SAM)'OWENS' ' f? c "j.V' 1 "' ','•'".* «'"«•' lirrli— ,., «'n? IJ/u^vnLdn, Votuil:* lyrjiel. 1 * CHAPTER XVII JQEREK had evidently just vc- turned from one of the moonlight gallops about which lie had written, for lie was wearing jodli- IHirs and a soil whilu shirt, open a Ihe Ihroat. An Constance came up he was standing, liis bright heui bare to the moonlight, wilh one booted Xool on a low stone \val that ran along llio edge of the grove, nicking idly at a weed wilh his riding crop. At some faint sound she made, lie turned, flung aside his whip, cric;l softly, "Cojjnio, darling!' and springing toward her, caught her inlo his arms. The whole movement was as beautiful as well-rehearsed dance. Now hit was holding her Irom him, laughing down at her like a delighted boy. "Darling," he cr i c< | > ..[ can ' v ,^_ hove yet thai you're actually lierc, alter these terrible empty weeks." "Were they empty, Derek?" She couldn't hear him say i( ollen enough. "Weren't they for you?" he asked reproachfully into her hair. "Oh, sc. hideously empty, Derek." And in ll lc end it was she who liad to reassure him, to tell him over aiid over again how desperately lonely she had been. "When 1 walked in there this evening and saw. yovi, Connie, it almost floored me. All the lime I was making those silly marks on your face, I had the strangest sense of unreality—c£ not actually being there and seeing it all happen, i£ undorsland what 1 mean. I hardly dared speak for fear you'd vanish." OS course! That was why he ItocJ .•ieemea io strangely silent. "I know," Constance murmured. "I've been feeling that, loo." They sal dawn on the low stone wall, liis arms around her. . "You see, all they had fold me was thai the doctor was bringing on some one lo double for the Wynne person. Even when llie nurse came lo get me, she didn't remember your name. ... 01 course, it I had known Rogers knew you, I might have guessed. You are like the Wynne. ... How Co£/rijM,J«y, ' _', •NEA Se//t<», Inc. HEN Constance liad told him about her three mec'lings with Mark Rogers, Derek frowned and said somewhat sulkily, "There's something abbul all this 1 don't exaclly like—the way this fellow seems to have been following you around, for one thing, ever since 1 came away. That day lie came to Ihe sludio wanting to buy your portrait, I—" Constance sal up very straight. Tlie day he—tvJiat:-"' "Oh, didn't 1 tell you (hat? Well, everylhmg was in such a muddle then: . . . Just a rew minutes be- lore you came in l) !c <i, 1y i ] e f( wilh the Thorvalds, lie came barging inlo (lie studio, wanting to buy I he Lady m Blue. Said his mother liked it." So it was Derek's studio Marie Rogers had been coming from that day when he had nearly knocked her down on Ihe steps. "Ot course I told him prelly flatly dial llie iiprlrait wasn't for sale," Derek was going on, "But I .. „„ owt1.5 v,l, u thought then—do you know, , don't altogether like your flying out with him alone, Connie—a nan you hardly know." "He gave the best of references; and his circle o£ acquaintances itemed lo be absolulcly gih-edgcd —Dr. Ardmore, for instance—nol to speak of the Thorvalds, whose opinion," Constance added dc- nnrely, "you don't seem to think 100 badly of, yourself." "Yes, I know. But you can't al- vays judge from thSl." Connie smiled a litlle secret •miile. . . . This from Derek, who had never considered any unconventional prank in liis own com- wny too indiscreet— even from the first. "You needn't worry,'. 1 she said. 'Even if 1 were interested, 1 don't cem lo he having a slarlling success with llie gcnlleman. In fact, liis evening he very emphatically vaslicd his hands of me." "Washed his hands of .vou?" >crek echoed blankly. "You mean he—but, 1 say, he can't do that, you know." 'Oh, can't he? You don't knew he man." "But 1 definitely heard him tell Mr. Thorvald this evening after •on were in George's room that he experiment was surprisingly uccessful, and that lie hoped you ouid lie persuaded to stay xmlil lie Wynne menace is up and able o stage her own act. . . .-Camilla Vyiine, by the way, is the family horn in the flesh rwiote'you boul." ' : f t « ' CONSTANCE couldn't help wondering if H had never occurred lo Derek that, after all his own eager promises, it had taken Mark Rogers (o gel her here. "It's going to be perfect, darling," he was going on gayly. "The iiiglils arc marvelous now. We can spend hours log ether—like this— and—" "Derek," she said suddenly, "I can't help wondering just what you mean by 'like Ihis.'" 'Mean? Why, just what I said." Derek seemed puzzled and « liilie irritated. "Alone together, where/ no one can bother us, and—whore', we won't disturb the family, of course." "Derek," Constance began again, 'if I were your wife—as I should :iave'Ijcen now, I suppose if—it none of tills had ever happened— if you had never seen Ihe Thor- valds—would it have occurred lo you lo wonder whether, at any lime or in any place we chose— our being together'could possibly be any one else's business?" "Wow, Connie—" Derek's .voice took on a hurt, startled note. He picked up his crop again, and was flicking restlessly at a bush beside him. "Don't you [In'nk you're being a little—well, didicult about this? t mean—well, after- all, 1 am a guest here; and so are you, of course," he added hastily. "But you don't mean lo suggest,' I suppose," Constance asked, "that the Tliorval'ds could have any objection to Iheir guesls meeting and talking quite openly, especially when they had known each other -ralher well—for some time?" "01 course not." Derek moved impatiently. "Bui just novr lliu family arc iu the deepest of trouble. If you had been here, as I was, when—" Do I understand," Constance interrupted, trying lo keep Invoice very even, "lliat you have been worried for fear dial I might seize Ihis opportunity to—lo force our relationship on Mr. and Miss Thorvald?" "Connie, darling!" Derek look iicr swiftly jnlo his arms again; but a real annoyance lingcd his •oice. "You can't imagine I meant any such thing. You didn't used io be so—so unfair. What I had in mind was -well, here we are, after 'these dismal weeks, wilh the key lo happiness literally thrown into our laps. Sooner or laler things arc bound to work out the way we , both want them to, >;but' in the : meanlime—" "Yes?" breathed when.' lie seemed to find cUma;lly iu going on. "In the meantime " (To 3c Conlinucd) wccti 35 and 40, ant! four limes is many as at any age between 45 ui;l 50. I'oor Drivers The automobile- record Is cspc- cially hart. Tl.'c 22-year-old is Iwice >s dangerous lo human life when icliind tlic wheel as llie 05-ycar- >ld. necent Connecticut tests show lint 1C is llie most dangerous ago for driving, and « the best, but 22 was here again close to Ihe vorst. Wliy should 22 be sucii a elaii- t'crous age? Why should it appur- cnlly be increasingly so? Those who have .studied llie situation, scientifically point out that he 22-yciir-olcls of last year and this are the first, depression generation. The "Lost Generation" which was "lo^t" in the World r. i:; being succeeded by nn- cr "Lost Generation" which Tfccre are movies—and no money to see them. There arc aulos—but only theft can put some boys behind the wheel. There is travel over the oroad world—but only tlic IrciElH-car or the thumb-hike lo Bet it. "When do we begin to live?" is the common, bewildered, disillusioned complaint. Ycl the same sociologists, point, lo young college students, stcarty- foiii!,' CCO boys, and some of the hardest-working aiiiirentices industry over hired, as showing the kind of stuff that is in 22-ycar-oltis wi-cn-lhey gel, a real chance. Eyesight CJooil at I0. [ > ST. LOXJIS I UP)—Louis Maliz- iiiaii i.'i 105 years ol:l, uses spectacles colored by tough economic sledding alter :\ childhood amid the 'rcrtigal Twenties. Ihcy clime lo iialiu-ity in a lime of depression. <anc only six months ago. and takes ;i walk every morning. }lc was barn in Russia, and ' peddled pickles in HrJnibllls luve .such lvorj--!ikc bills Iliat Ihe Cliincsc u:;c them in inakin'j; imitation ivory carviii-s. Signs On Taverns Save Cost of Street Light GARDINER, Me. <UP)—Alderman George E. Colby's attempt lo reduce the muiibcr of electric beer .signs on taverns was stymied. A colleague pointed out thai tin- signs provided Ihe only iHumlrin- lion oh Market Strccl and, if removed. Uic town would uc forced to install street IL-hls. (,'au.dlilalc stresses Ecouoniv ' SACRAMENTO. Cal. <UJ?>—Tlic- oriore Dave, progressive Democrat ] of Simla Bnrlrara, believes that progressive people should cul reel , (ape. He nolined election author- 1 Hies here of his intention to run I for govcrncr by imiiling them !t . — jt ' postal card lo dial effect. ^^ ^~ A New York man was arrcslcd I lor selling "nllium Ccpa lilirs" but was released when the judge explained that allimn' ccpa lilies were actually onions, llie man's merchandise. .,,.1 Otlll BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople , DISAPPEARED' ' '• YOU'VE THREAT- PIDM'T I OF POIWQ THAT/ WHAT A BOON .' EM ED BEFORE ~TO 6ET HIM f DISAPPEAREO, EH? aoob R1DC3AX1CE t

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