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August 23, 1939

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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"'PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE/ (ARK.) COURIER NEWS -THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIEH NEWS •THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, publisher ; •* - J, ORAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORHI6, Advertising Manager ' Sote National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas peilles. Inc., New Yoik, Chicago, De- twit, 6t. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. .Published'Every:-A!ternam Except Sunday Entered •. ts second class matter at tlie post- office at BlytUevillfl, Arfcajisas, under act of Congress, October 9,. 1917. , . . Served by the United Press. , ; • ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blj'thcville, ISc per •week, or 65c per mouth. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, f 1.50 for six montlis, 15c for three months, by mall in postal nones two to six inclusive, $6.50.per year; in zones seven nnd eight, $10.00 rier, payable In advance. Why Kill Each Other?' British Labor Asks The shame of the world is compressed within the appeal made recently by the British National Council of Labor to the German people under the poignant heading "Why Kill Each Other'.'" "Neither you nor we," ran part of the appeal, "must submit lo the belief that war is inevitable. The mind and will of man must assert themselves. You Germans, we British, and all other peoples must determine to be the masters and not the slaves of our fate. We must not suffer the indignity nnd sorrow of drifting into a catastrophic war." There follows a long indictment of the German leadership for its war- threatening policies, and an assurance that alliances being undertaken are made necessary by defense, not contrived to encircle Germany. "We are- your friends," resumes the appeal. "War, in fact, threatens yon not from outside but from inside your own country, and the responsibilty for that threat belongs to Herr Hitler and his government. Herr Hitler is encircling himself—and you. And it is all so foolish, so wicked, so futile!" The appeal continued with an invitation to Germany, instead of being encircled, to join the :circle itself with a world-wide combination of nations. It closed: "Let the governments of all lands know that the peoples,havcuio ' wish lo slaughter each other ljut/'..le ' live-together in peace'and friendship." This appeal, of course, was not published hrihe German papers. The only reference lo it was sneering comments to tha effect that such efforts to wean the German people away from their leader would, not succeed. The British labor council is on the right track, though its message may not be immediately effective. For the root of the evils of international affairs is not yet touched. Even if some temporary compromise averts the menace of Danzig, we must dig deeper. When Germany began its revolt against Versailles, it had grievances, many of them well-f o u n d o d. T h c League of Nations existed then, but what chance was there for a real redress of vital economic grievances before a League dominated wholly by "have*' powers interested not in a better-balanced world, but in the status quo? Very little. So it is now as it was in ]!>M. The major blame for a war will rest on him who first draws a sword. Bui not all blame. The blame for failure to cs- OUT OUR WAY tablisli n civilized world order must f<i" in varying: degrees on all countries and on all peoples. Poll Possibilities Tlic poll mania, which as Cartoonist IlcrWock humorously .suggested in a recent cartoon, is rapidly approaching the status of a minor menace, has found still another application, and this time a practical one. At least thrco cities have made informal polls of )oca| opinion to jjuidu (heir city councils in deciding municipal policies. Winnelka, Jll., Syracuse, N. Y. r and Monlelair, N.'.I., according to Ihc Inlpnialional City Managers' Association, have each recently put certain questions \\\> to the citizens, and their councils followed the popular decision. In Winnelka, citizens were asked by postcard whether they wanled a grade-crossing elimination program. Syracuse manned polling places with volunteer ol'licials one evening to permit voters lo express their views on daylight .saving limo. Montclair also polled voters by postcard to [hid which city services the citizens wished to maintain, which to curtail. Though it could easily he carried to extremes, the Managers' Association believes it offers a new technique for making city government more responsive to the citizens, and might well be tried further. Cheap at. $22,000,000 Jt costs Jihout $22,000,000 ;i year lo run Congress. It would he e;isy to make funny cracks about. Unit item, thoughtless lit- llo flip jests aljotit high-priced hot air, , and the like. IJiit sneli quips somehow aren't quite ns funny as they used to lie. More ami more we ran he glad even for Congress' faults, for they arc the faults of the people. Are congressmen sometimes verbose and windy? So are. a lot of the'people. Are Congressmen inconstant, shifting often with the tide of today's affairs'/ So, often, lire the people. Are some of (hem vain; iiiul-trivial, and not always foo acute? They are human traits, shared by groat masses of the people. Not all Iho money spent hy government today, perhaps, represents dollar's worth for every dollar. But Congress V When it speaks, the voice is, for better or worse, the .people's voice. Suppose some dictator succeeded in abolishing this voice of the people. They would !je plad to pay 22 limes, 22 million dollars to get it back. • SO THEY SAY •mis committee Is unfair, I want fair qucs- tions.-FMlj'. Kului, Oerman-rtmericau u,m,| lender, before tlic Dies committee. Would that there might be one large spot on llns earth where leaders would mind their own business, especially when there is so mud, of it lo mind.— Sen. Gerald p. Nyc, (liep.-N. D.) * * « What good is .social scciu-lly, micmnloymcnl Insurance. wages and hoare-if you |, aV[ , no cm _ lHo 5 raent?-aov. Kaymohd E. Baldwin or Connecticut. I SIDE GLANCES by CaJbralth "Have you soon a bossy looking woman in a green coal? I in supposed (o meet my wife on this corner." THIS CURIOUS WORLD PRODUCED A PLANT WHICH YIELDED POTATOES /AND XUSOUZEV COPR. 1919 5T HI* SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT C IP XX IS BROKEN IN TWO, > AND THE B^RTS f PLACED IN *L/G)C//£3 •'} CfS^<S7~^(l-, THE BROKEN SURFACES WILL BE RERAJREP AND EACH PART WILL- GROW INTO : A NEW CRYSTAL,. TIMES DID OOL,U/>ABUS CROSS THE C\ ANSWER: Columbus made lour Atlantic voyages lor a total* of" BSht croBrnB. . Actually, he crossed 10 times, since his body was ttcr his - T: JL°L CrC a Particular sbrjn the U. S. flap for wc li slalc?- By J. R. Williams Sailor Injured On Panay Now Ohio Farmer DELAWARE. O. CUP)—Peres Dix Ziceler. who vns seriously wounded I In the tombing and sinking of the I U. S. sunbonl Panny by Ja|ianr>5e planes in December. 1337. is n-iv leading the peaceful life ol a fanii- cr in ncrlhcrii Delaware counly. i The 27-year-old former sailor ! joined the navy shortly after his graduation from Killjoiirtie InVh school in 1930. But for the iii- _Jiirics received In Hie bombing he .would still he in".uniform, Ho-.v ever. the disaster Icit him dlsabili tics which prevented him from parsing the rigid requirements ci the service. After suffering serious head and neck wounds in Hie brief surprise attack. Zie^ler ami the -ether wounded irere carried into the un- dertnish along tlic bank as the gunboat .'.ink in -the . Yangt/.- Thcre (hey spent several hours liidins from the xvoojiinj planes He was caiflived to several hospitals' before being released from ^service. YOU'RE NOT DEALING WITH AMY 'ORDINARY CROOK--ER., I WEAK) KIP--YOU SEE WHAT THW UTTUfc SNIP DID ftHB?. HE CUT IMTO THAT CAKE ? HE LEFT SOME. OF MY HAtRPius AND JAY MAIL FILE OM TH 1 TABLE so rr WDULP LOOK LIKE 1 WAS TH' <suiay PART// )JEVER. MIND, I'M MOT SO 5URE>1 THIS ISM'T 00& OF VOUR. 7EIOCS.' CO,V1&OM IM THE OTHER. RCOM --\VE'LLSEE IF THE CAl^E EATER. RETURN! S TO THE SCEWE OF TH£ CRIME.' OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplc ffti WHY >.\OTHEK5, SET GRAV ti . t ,„ EGAD, JUST tl^OP WE OFF AT BIS MOOSE WfJ, BUSTER -^*-lT VVtLL. BE LIKE A. BRACIUQ -TOMIC To LOUMGB POR A DAY WPTER. OUR, ARDUOUS PISCATORIAL. " AMD BY -THE WAY, WHILE VDL) BOYS AR& SHOPPING WOULD VCU MIUD.PICKIMG UP^ BIT OF OORCOMZOLA, PERHAPS A TOOTHSOME DAB OF CAVIAR. A9WACK OP SMOKED HERRIUci, ^ TOUVJD OR SO ..Oh- PSETZL&LS AMD A CASE OF SOME SORT OP LIQUID REFRESHMEMT? -23-^ . £-~^u YOU BETTE ALL I CAKJ TMiwK OF > IS ROAST BEEF, BREAD AMD BUTTER I THE OLD BOY IS LETTIMQ US OPF EASY—US TORiOT ELECTRIC PAW, A MAMMOCK, AUICS- BOX AMD AU Aiz- • rr -A. coyjDmouiWG S J & fa ^, ^i>JD U O\,V ABOUT ^A DILL PiCKLE? j WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1939 • SERIAL STORY Murder on the Boardwalk BY ELINORE COWAN STONE i •»•»•»»» rrviin. COJ^RIOHT. IIM. Hit. tinvici. in.. " .M lu fcurf City <o V!M|I hi-r «u.j« Kmm , , „ ' „ „„'";,' » >* ,.i iT - Cllrl »""« '•"» i'n honif, In ( o la m-rvl dlKtuiilJam.d. The lele Mu z , «« «» CHAPTER II "J WAS lo tell you to get a room at the Crcslview, and—' Abruptly the agitated voice at the other end of the line broke off When tile girl spoke again, it was wilh tiic studied impersonality ol tlic regimented operator: "J am sorry. Your party does not answer." For a moment Christine sat stunned, trying lo grasp the entirety of the dilemma in which she found herself. She did not even Iry to understand the amazing conversation she had just finished. She could go to the hotel, of course—hut in the present state ot her finances, any iiotel bill assumed the dimensions of a national debt.'. . . Or she might just sit here for the rest of the night Uul in thai event, how was she to gel rid of that officious young man? As she had expected, lie was wailing inexorably when she went back lo the platform. "Well?" he demanded. "Well," Christine told him catching at the first phrases fate lent to her tongue, "it seems thai as the result of an unexpected domeslic upheaval, my cousin hac no one to send to meet me. So I'm (o go to a nice, quiet hotel for the night." "A nice, quiet hotel in Surf City?" Ite grinned. "Have you one in mind?" Scrabbling about in her memory, Christine'nulled oui a name. . . . "Creslview," the lelephone girl had said v And Chrisline definitely recalled Cousin Emma's rc-i marking once, "Jt there is a re-i spcclablc hotel in Surf City, I suppose it's the Crestvicw." "Oil, the Crcslview, i suppose," Christine said casually. "Tlie Crcslview, lim?" He looked at her with new interest. "Well, (here's nothing Jike camping on the battlc-iieid if you have Amalgamated shares to vote tomorrow." ''Battlefield?" Christine echoed. : 'I hear there's likely to be a right gory little war over that merger between Amalgamated and National at the stockholders' meeting. . . . But forget it. It's not my war anyhow. . . . Well, shall we slarl? I'll drive you over. My car's out 111 ere" "Thanks, but I'm faking a taxi." lie shrugged. "May I call one for you, or does your rugged individualism run to calling your own cabs?" At that moment a taxi rolled into a berth at^ fhc end of the platform, and laughing a little, they hurried toward it. While tlie driver was slowing Christine's bags away, tlic young man began almost diffidently, "Of course, I'm taking a chance ot your shouting for the police, but the Crcslview rims into money. ... What I. mean is—well, I know that young girls don't carry a lot around, especially when they're visiting relatives. If you—it would only be a loan—" Christine thought, "It's strange, but I never felt this way. about ; man before—as if I'd known liin. forever—as if borrowing from him would be perfectly right and natural." Aloud she said, "I'm really alt right. Hut thank you, Mr.—" "The fellers," he told her, "call me 'Bill' ... I wish you would; Miss Talbert." "But my name isn't TnlberU It's Thorenson—Christine Thorenson.'' * *' * r^NCE in her luxurious Quarter, a I the Crcstvicw, Christine emptied HID contents of her purse on the bed and counted antfously When she had told the bare illustration by E. H. Guilder Chr',stiiKjool(e3 lip o? die neal Me man aho W admired her K . !/ ""^."" ° rl "' f<> ^° porlrald at my Boardwalk coitcci- iion." he said. "Would you consider totting me poa'lionP." headed young man that she was "all right," die had been guilty of a brash overstatement. After she had bought her railway ticket, she iad had left a thin sheaf o£ bills vhich she optimistically expected o stretch inlo pin-money and modest tips to Cousin Emma's household. Now, after the extravagance of a night at the most "respeclable" lotel in Surf City, she would hare- y have enough for a return ticket o New York—and no prospects to speak of after she got back. "Oh, well," Christine told herself, "Cousin Emma must have made some arrangement Ior me. I'll hear from her tomorrow." She look a bath in the luxurious ub, put on her best satin nightgown, and fell inlo a dreamless :Ieep. • When the sunlight awoke her :arly next morning, her immedi- ite interest was only iri breakfast —lots of it . - r: . She dressed, carefully, selecting ler green linen with the orange and black Balkan embroidery, which was perfect with the copper ot her hair, and the open-toed pumps she had picked up for almost nothing at a little New York shop. On her way through the hotel lobby it occurred to her that there must be a message from Cousin Emma, and stopped at the desk. , . But there was no message for Miss Thorenson. Christine thought a little .forlornly as she went down the Boardwalk, scrutinizing the menus posted in the .windows .of tlic cheaper restaurants, "I'll think of something—after I've had a good, strong cup of coffee." But even after two cups— neither of them too good—in a small cafe recking of. fried potatoes, the only idea that ' Occurred to Christine was that she was practically broke, and stranded alone in one of the most expensive, most heartless pleasure resorts in the country.', • . • As often happened when siie was deeply absorbed, she reached for a pencil—found one.a waitress had left on the lable, nnd the only drawing surface at hand; the back of a menu card—and began to sketch. • THE FAMILY DOCTOR New Drug Offers Relief, Cure To Patieuls With. Muscles HY UK. MOKUJS lidilor, of llle £\nir.rican! M e H i c a 1 Association, atul nf Hygcia, Ihc llcallh M;\sa?.lnc O>*-; nf Hie most serious rtisca.scs that alTccts Imman beings is my- asthcnia graus. which produces a characteristic .wnakcnlng ol the muscles of the body, ending in some cases in complete disability. In many instance* the first sign of this developing weakness of the muscles is a drooping of the eyelids, which may begin on one side or en both simultaneously, and which may a!so produce lo some extent double vision. This may bo the only weakness of the muscles thai will be observed. There is a tendency tor the weaknesses to become more pronounced toward the end of the 'day, The cU'coping of the eyelids is •'much worse at night than it Is In .the morning. ; If (ho rest, of Iho face is involved early in the condition, the facial expression will become dull, and there is inability to close tile eyes tightly or lo separate the teeth widely. Associated with toe effects on the muscles ol the [ace there Is difficulty in chewing, and there may be Inability 16 hold tin jaw up. A characteristic appearance of such a patient indicates him sealed, holding the lower jaw up willi the fist, with the face cx- preMionlcM. ahrt the eyes cither partially or completely closed. As Die neck muscles become involved, tliere Is a tendency of the head to drop over. As the muscular weakness spreads, the person affected may have trouble setting up or sitting down. • * • Fortunately, (his disease -seldom attacks young people, and is seen more commonly in people beyond 38 years of age. For many years medicine had liltle in" the' way of help' for' patients suffering from this serious disability, Now a new drug, pros- tigmine, has been applied. Its effects on the disease are so rapid and complete that some authorities recommend tiiat it be tried even when Ihele is doubt about tlie existence of such a condition. Relief of the symptoms by the drug indicates thai tlie diagnosis is corned. one group of investigators reported 23. casts treated, with the Rousing from her abstraction, Christine compared her sketch with the original, the fat, insufferably self-satisfied looking proprie- :or of Ihc cafe; she was frowning over tlie finishing touches when a voice said, "Excuse me, but that s really excellent!" Startled, Christine turned. A' plump, neat liltle man—bald except for a tuft of, hair well back on a shiny pink scalp—was pcerr ing down at her sketch through astigmatic lenses. When Christine looked up, ho lave a funny duck of a bow and coughed apologetically. Because tie looked so like lie was afraid ot offending her, and because Christine was a friendly young woman, she gave him her best smile and said "Thank you." "I suppose," he asked, "that you' are employed somewhere as an artist?" •: ' "I wish I were',"., Christine replied from her heart. "Then," he asked, "you might consider an offer?" "Just try making me one,", Christine thought, "You see," he went on, "I have a concession that isn't paying. I should be grateful if you could help me." "Should you mind," Christine asked, clasping her fingers to keep them from shaking, "explaining what you want?" "I need some one to do portraits —very much like that, .but in color. You'd just stand in a studio near the : Boardwalk and draw passers-by at so much each. A fast worker like you should easily make $5 a day. . . . That is"— he hesitated anxiouslj'—"you'd probably have to pretty some of the customers up a little."- • "For S5," Christine told him. "I'm entirely willing to make them all look like movie • slars—espe- cially if it will contribute to the self-esteem of the great American public. ;>Vhen do we start?" Christine had no way of. knowing that with her impulsive acceptance of wiiat seemed unbelievable good luck, she plunged into the most tragic events of her life. ' {To Bo Confirmed) '•sow drug, in which there was only 3ne death. That occurred in the ase of a patient who did not take olio dosage of the drug that had oeen prescribed for him. Medicine is exceedingly fortunate when dnigs witir surh specific powers are discovered and properly applied in disease. Obviously drugs af this type are powerful, arid their successful use is .dependent on accurate diagnosis of exactly what ts wrong wilh the patient. These irugs cannot be taken except with the advice and prescription of a rfoclor who understands Ihe nalure of the disease. • . . "In-the Garden" One of the largest crape myrtles ever seen in this sectirn is now in full bloom in the yard of tlie M. T. Mcon residence, 613 West Walnut street. Not a bush, but a tree, the watermelon, col:red blossoms make a beautiful shoeing. The shrub is on thci west side cf the Moon h-aise but unfortunately a large willow, tree prevents It from being seen -, when riding along the street, it is U years old. Mr. and "Mrs. Mo:n have another crape myrtle in .their back yard garden which has i almost red bhoms. Butterfly bushes and other shrubs are arranged as a background ior their golden gl:\v, zinnias, peren- rila.1 phlox and other burning flowers and their rose garden is to ;ne side. . , : •

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