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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, • H, W, HAINES, Publisher , 3, GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor ' .6AMUEL F..NORR1S, •AavSrtlslhg Mahnger Sole N«Uonal Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louts", Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- •ofBce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, uiider act of Cc-n- trress, October 9, 1917. " ' • Served by the United Press. . • , . t 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blytlwvillo, 'ISc per »e«k, or 65c per riioiith. By null, within a radiils of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for tlircc months, by mail' In postal zones two to six Inclusive, JS.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. Some Things the (j. S. Can Actually Do—Now So dizzily move Uie events of Europe that it is almost impossible for the Uhitfcd States to have any policy regarding them, Until we know Die lineup, it is hard to appraise the game. Will Russia now sign 'a non-aggression pact with Japan also? Will Italy sell the Germans down tho river as she did in l91d? What other i|iiick switches and jtinips are iii prospect? ^\'e do not know, and until we know it is useless to speculate. But the're arc certain things that • can be done now—things that cannot fail to benefit the United -States whatever happens. No pains should be spared to do them and do them quickly. . 1. The naval building program should be put on a 24-Jioiir-ii-diiy basis imriiccliately. Tlig most modern bntlle- ship in the heel is the West Virginia, whose keel was laid in 1920. That oC- thc Arkansas was laid in 1010; she was commissioned 27 years ago. The first of the new ships, the North Carolina, is not scheduled for completion until November, 1941. If there is war and we hold to our determiiiation to stay out, the shijw - will help protect our neutral status. If there is a peace conference, and some sbrt of adjustment of world conditions is made, they will still speak loudly in that conference. Whatever involvements we do or.do not get into, .a modern,,'dominant;navy is about 'the, ''''most valuable tangiblei national asset we can have. 2. The program of buying surplus stocks of essential war materials ought to be made effective immediately. Congress provided the first ?l'0,000,000 of a $100,000,000 program of buying chromium, tungsten, manganese, tin, quinine, quartz, manila fiber, and the like. The purchases ought to be made quickly, from countries friendly to the United Stales, and in a milliner to Stimulate trade as much as possible. Here again, nothing can be lost, no , matter what happeiis, hiid miic'li maybe gained. : 3. The Panama Canal defense program should be brought quickly up to par. No one can interpret canal defense as a threat to them—it will menace no one. Every effort should be maile to solidify closer relations with a!) South America ami with Canada. No one in Europe can properly object that any measures of bchii.sphcrc defense threatens them. 4. The United States should make it clear that if any honest effort is made in Europe to set up orderly and sane means of adjusting differences, it will do its part. Pew, even among American isolationists, would now go so far as to refuse to bear a share in any honest, general effort to replace with a regime of order and sanity the present mad sl'licriie of naked force. Brass Hal Danger Perhaps in Hie end it will have an influence ih ending war. From now on, generals may die in bed, but it will not be the peaceful death of which they were assured in the old days. The bombs can seek them out in their beds just «s they will seek out little '1-yeur-old girls and little boys of JO. When the bombers mir over London, the Chamberlains and the Churchill-s will have to duck with the rest. When bombs scream down over Berlin, the Hitlers sm<\'. GoubbelscH will have to scram for the cellars. And when stool shrieks down on Home, the Mussolinis and Ciaiias will have to scramble for shelter with every Tony and Marie. When those who make war are subjected to something of the .same dan- *gcrs and hardships as those who have to fight, it may exercise a restraining influence at last. Days of Innocence On August 8, 19M, the 1/itcrary Digest summed up newspaper comment on the war which had broken out in Europe the week before. H led oil' ils summary with this sciiitonee: "Our isolated position and freedom from entangling alliances inspire our press witli the cheering assurance that we arc in no peril of being drawn into the European Cjiiarrel." So it seemed, 25 years ago, back in our Golden Age of Innocence. The makeup of the New Federal Reserve Board, the Progressive Party situation, the acquittal in France of pretty Henrietta Caillaiix in ji murder trial, the new Giitun bum at Panama, all vied with the European War in .popular interest. ;• : ••*:'•• that can never bo again. Non-involvement in Europe's Golgotha of today, if it, is to bo achieved at all, can be achieved only by careful planning, resolute determination, and sacrifices only less than those of war itself. •SO THEY SAY I have Informed Smmicl Goldwyn thai I would be one of the first, to be cnllcd.-Dtivld Nivcn, English aclor, In Hollywood. * i * I rton't know Killer personally, bill nt least Germany keeps Us people nl work.—Heiiry Foril. * » » t\s tlie Fellows who gallicr around c tvrd tables say, call nil nee an ncc.—Guv. Uiron 13. Dickin- soii of Michigan. * * • Toll chni-ges betvvcoii slnlra are not conducive to nrlgliborlincss.—Mayor P. H. LaGimrdln of r^cw York. « » • Irelnml would nshl, only If Its Indqicnricticc were threatened.—rjobcrt nrciinnn. frisii minister. * * * Lcve must not be ottered from one side only. It must lie answered.—Atiolf Hitler. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER <1, 1939 SIDE GLANCES by GaJbralth riJ|LfH7 « iv \\ vW? fW^T/ V r 4^wyz ,/**> "Jlav.c your iiiollier /read flic comics to you—site's sninrtci- llian I tun'."' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson WAS REGARDED 'BY ALMOST? ALL. PRIMITIVE RACES A MIC3HWAV OR THE- COPfi. 19J9 BY NEA SFRYICE. INC. T.M.REC. U.C. m.Of f. -- TEXXMS • ONCE HAD A WHO PLACED BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND BASE. ANSWER: Lake Eric. A recent item in This Curious World was challenged when it slated that Erie was Urn only one of Ihe Great -UiUc-s Hint does not lie below sea level. The explanation is that the beds of .(he other four lakes extend below Ihe level ol the sea inal ol Erie does not. NEXT: Wliat is (lie chief weapon of the rhinoccrn-;? SERIAL STORY Murder on the Boardwalk BY ELINQRE COWAN STONE — •»»«%« TT^«try COPYRIGHT, l>9», NEA SERVICE. INC. I,,«... f ">„' ""'»"»<> KO<-« lo IiiKiiiflnr I'nrKw,., tell* ,,,,„ llt I, 1 ''"" 11 ' 1 1 i:n-f» 1.1,,. the I,„„(!,. '<'"<»". ml,,, „!,„„, ,,,. r ,.„„,,,„,. .mil t' J ;"''" lr '"'«''» kn'Jiv lior "lillftiin, 11 |,,,H,.,. ,.„„!,! „„,[ , llmi '" L ' " lr ' 1 " i fll - CHAPTER XII "JASPAR," Chrisline told the inspector very distinctly "was (hat beachcomber who got away last night." For a moment Inspector Par| sons simply sat and looked at her i,Finally he said softly, almost us , it lo himself, "I v/ondcr if any i policeman ever got Ihe whole truth from any woman at any one lime. . . . You said you read that early morning extra, Miss Thorenson. You must have seen the story aboul Ihe abandoned launch the Coasl Guard searched. Suppose I should tell you thai, shortly after dark yesterday evening, llijs Jaspar rowed out to that launch and spent some lime aboard?" "Are you telling mo thai?" "In sn many words." "Then," Chrisline surprised herself by telling him, "if that launch really had anything to do with the murder, I should say that Jaspar would have been loo smart to stick In's neck out that way if he really murdered my cousin." "I wonder"—again he seemed to chunge iht- subject; bnl Christine waited warily—"if you were too young to recall the abduction of Mrs. Talbcrt's nephew, Earl Talberl, about 12 years ago. Whoever engineered that was pretty smart, too. Mrs. Talbcrt paid ;i sweet ransom; bill Ihe boy was never found," "1 was 10 years old fhen," Christine said. "Are you suggesting lhat I had something to do with thai, too?" He ignored that. "This Jaspar was employed !>y Mrs. Talberl at thai' time, also wasn't lie?" "Ever since I c'an remember." Can you think," he demanded, of anyone who might have sent that will to Iho newspaper?" "A'ot unless that was Jaspar, too . . . But why should he? It puts him on a spot as well as me." "Any idea where this Jaspar is now?" he shot at her "No." * * t WHEN, at length, he let her go, Christine went out with her mind whirling. ... If thorp were only someone she could talk to— someone who might have some key to (his lerrifying puzzle! As iC in answer lo her need, a girl's voice sounded in her memory—breathless, hurried, frightened—"It there's any torJble, Miss Thorenson, call Main 2079. Ask for—" i English Ice Cream Bill j ! $25,000,060 for Year OUT OUR WAY LONDON (UP) _ The English ! publls spends more than 825.1)00,1000 a year on ice cream. According ! lo nn article In. the current issue I of the. H,:me Owner. | Wore than SO.OOO.dOO gallons of it are consumed annually in (his country, it is revealed. The first ice cream mixture was made In tfiGO by 1111 Kalian named Cultelll. says the writer. It wns introduced into England some 200 years later. A ship recently entered in IV National Air ttoces for the Thompson Trophy '"Race has i a wing span of only 1C feet..is p:w- crcd with p. 400 horsepower motor and weishs ifioo pounds. The plane has an estimated, top speed ot 360 miles an hour. . On a desperate impulse Chris- Ime found a telephone boolh dialed the number, and asked lor Lucille. ... it would be better not to give her own name, she decided; so when a girl's voice answered, she began, feeling her way guardedly, "I wonder if il was you 1 lalked lo over the Beachmont exchange nighl before last? . . . I was to call you, if—" "Oli, Miss Thorenson, I've been so afraid you wouldn't!" the other girl broke-in. "And I couldn't Ihink liow to gel word to you afler you left the Creslview." "Well, I'm calling now," Christine said. "Where can I see you?" "Lei me Ihlnlt," the girl hesitated. "If wouldn't do lor you to come here. They may be watching the house." They? Chrisline wondered. "Could you meet me aboul B— it will be dark then—outside the Paris Smart Shop?" "How should I know you?" "I'll be window shopping; and 111 wear a dark blue dress with a cherry hat and belt. I'll know you from your pictures in the paper. Don'l speak to me; just follow—you know, kind ot carelessly—when I move on." It sounded so incredibly bizarre lhat Christine opened her mouth to refuse. Then, on one of her unpredictable impulses, she decided, "All right. At 9 then." "Wail!" Ihe girt called sharply. \ou won't—say anything to the police?" "Of course not," Christine recklessly burned her bridges. * * * WHEN she came out from the booth, she bought a newspaper. There was, she decided after one glance at the front page, such a thing as being entirely too photogenic. As (he girl Lucille had intimated, there could be no mistaking the original of her published pictures. Already people wore staring at her. She spent four of her cherished-dollars for a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of sun-glasses. It was already 10:30 when she remembered that she was to meet Mr. Wilmet at that hour. Christine's confidence in her sketchily assembled disguise was strengthened when Mr. Wilmet, peering anxiously from the drug store, failed to recognize her until she spoke to liim. "Well, well!" he exclaimed, blinking at her. "You've done something to yourself. Arid H smart idea, too. iOne of those impertinent reporters followed rrie Iwo blocks trying to get an interview." He scorned si disappointed when she explained about giving up lier work—for she had decided that to go on would be impossible unless she wanted to be hounded by curiosity seekers—thai Chris- fine lelt sorry for him. Sa rriuch £0 lhat when he asked her almosl wistfully to have diniiCr with him, slic answered, "I have an cngage- menl lo meet a friend at 9; but I'd like ever so much to have dinner with you, Mr. Wilmet, if you don't mind my running away early." At first Mr. Wilmet looked crestfallen; then he brightened. "If it's Mr. Yardley you're to mee'l," he said hopefully, "I just heard them tell him al detective headquarters lhat they might keep him till late tonight." "Oh," Christine said blankly, "so you've been to headquarters, too?" "Inspector Parsons sent for me," Mr. Wilmet admitted. "About not being able to prove where I was last night. As if I wouldn't have sense enough to get ah alibi ready before I killed someone. . . . Miss Thorenson, you don't suppose he really thinks I had anything to do with this?" "Do you—I don't suppose you know what (hey wanted with Mr. Yardley?" "It was about his keys," Ivrr. Wilmet told her chattily. . lie had been afraid, she realized, that she miglit not ask. "His keys?" "Yes. I heard one of. the detectives asTc him how he could explain having a key to Mrs. Tal- berl's car." The little man fairly glowed with his news. "He—you aren't dizzy, are you, Miss Thorenson? It is hoi." Christine was; but she steadied herself to ask, "What did Mr. Yardley say?" "He said"—Mr. Wilmet's inflection deplored the flimsiness of Bill's story^'that he did sit in a parked car near the Boardwalk for a few minutes to wail for someone; but that he didn't know why he had that key, unless il was tliat when he got out, he forgot the ear wasn't his, and seeing a key in the door, just look it out and put it with his others." Chrisline stood very still for a moment; but her mind raced, trying to sort and piece together scraps of memory. Mr. Wilhiet was saying insistently, "Shall we say 7, then, at Decker's?" "Why, I—yes, all right," Christine answered, and moved away,' her legs dragging numbly as if in ime hideous dream. If Bill's explanation hnd sounded pitifully thin .even to Mr. Wil- rric'f, how would it sound to inspector Parsons' 'case'-hardened ear?. • (To Be Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. H. ***• t» •. »«T. •»» Donl Sing the Baby to Sleep Or 11 May Have Insomnia' Later On US! EM , YOUNG LADY, \TS NO FAULT OF MINE THE SUN WS STOPPED . OUTSIDE —TODKV IS MY DAV V MvlD BREAD IN THIS FAMILY ,vs FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN DRVINS YOUR. HNR! VOU'LL HAVE TO LIGHT THE COAL. OIL HEATER' BORN THIRTV VEAJES TOO SOON By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplo BG&.D, 36.SOU, I TRUST YOU UOT PIWD YOUR TEMPORW3Y EMPIOYMEMT AT THE 'lUW WELL, AH REVOIR! MERE TOO LONG, AS I WW HWE SOMETHING YOU CvT HOME '-' MOW IT WILL BE To GET HOME AWD PLUUSE IUTO THE MAELSTROM CIVIL AMD E ACTIVITIES OWCE MCSS ' SO L0k>£, I 3US' TO SLIDE ALOUG SMOOTH-LIKE, First uf fmir nrlivlcs nn sleep nnd how in gel il. Today's subject is sleep for children. BY I)K. MOKIUS FISHUEIN Urtttiir, .Journal of -Ihc American medical Association, ami of Hysci'.i. the .Health Magazine Evcry;nc likes to have a good .light's sleep. Dr. Nathaniel Klcitmtin ol the University of Chicago has made n itudy of the factors that are most mportnnt in bringing on sleep, fc can now answer questions that, lave concerned doctors tor ninny enrs. Inndcqualf! feeding, colic, him- jer, thirst, temperature ' of the com, li(!hls nnd uoiso are likely Is nteiicro with a baby's sleep. If Uiese obstnclrs are •cliininateil. it ••iH be fcunti that babies like to ;lee». Many authorities hold that mines ciiiinot set loo much sleep. Vet even nniong babies there arc Doctors aijree that methods of putting children to sleep nrtificial- ..v by moans of mtnotonoiis sensations are not desirable. This in- diirie.'; recking ol bnbies in crudics. :>r in (he arms, anci singing of moi:otonoi:s lullabies. The latter method is In the nature of hypnot- sin. Invcstisator.? have found that, young children will get enough •Jeep almost regardless cf direction by thrir parents. Over a lorn- period of lime each chllci fhtcte the normal amount of sleep tlmt it Deeds, provided of course it is a healthful child. Authorities .ire convinced it does not make much difference what imir n child goes to bci. except that it, gets enough sleep. One expert feels that children nre put :o bed early in the owning not, :or their own benefit, but for the larents to be able to arrange their evening us freely as possible. Thus :he baby is put to bed early more o eel it. out of the way than to ;ivc il enough sleep. Another expert insists that chil- rlirn on?lit 'to go to bed later in •he winter so they 'will not wake »P In the d.irk. These views may be revolutionary, but time- seems lo l:r a certain amount of truth behind them. There'is a grcsil, d«H o! a?it,i- lion about (he problem of a day- lime nap lor older clilMren. Tiiis is another factor that eannrt be 1 icguba-d by any sort ol an absolute law. some experts recommend one to ] two hours n day In bed for cliil- |dren from the nges of six to 13. j Doctor Kleitmai) says afternoon [ naps shcnld be encouraged until i they seem to delay the onset of I sleep iii the evening. Anything dial causes a cnild to remain awsfcc after going to bed is undesirable. U is a- bad hn'bit to put n child to bed niid then to have it play, rehrt, look at pictures, or do anything else that keeps it from associating going to bed with going to sleep. This may set. up habits which persist In laler life and ivliicii may bring abcitt insomnia in the ndult. Experts who have stiidied sleep in children claim that heavy evening meats have a disturbing effect, on children as have mental work and exciting games in the evening, certain types of motion pictures and serious emotional states. figree that trench warfare is probably a thing of the past. One Year Ago Paris, Prance: All army and air force furloughs throughout Prance have been cancelled, It was revealed loday as Germany iMured troops into her Siegfried line, fnc- ing the French Maginot line on the Franco-German border. Nuremberg, Germany: The sixth artmml Nrtzi ccngress opened here today to hear Adolf Hitler pronounce party policies which may mean pence or war for Europe. Mind Your Manners' Domi Memory Lane II) Years Ag(> Geneva. Switzerland: Prime Minister Rahuny' Mcbcnnltt, addressing the assembly of the League of Nations today satd that Great Britain and the United Stales had readied :m agreement on all but three of the 20 points concerned in the negotiations between the Uvo nations on the question of naval power. "One of 'the great risks of war is that some cf us nre too heavily armed," McDonald said. "We must face the problem of disarmament with undivided minds. Still, the risk of war break- tug out now Is much less than the hope of maintaining peace.".MacDonald said that his country would not enter into a race with America on n slilp-building program. Five Years Ago European strategists believe thai the next war will be H war of rapid movement, with trench warfare almost obsolete, nnd with the infantry occupying a secondary place. Italian experts say their recent army maneuvers show that assault by fast tanks and swiftly moving shock troop detachments' will break any trench line and force, the fighting oxit into Ihe I open. Britain creates Its first per- [ v.auent tank brigade. France studies the movement ot trcops by airplane, . and American authorities..! Test your knowledge of correct social Usage by answering the following questions, then checking ngninst, the authoritative answers bclcw: 1. Should a girl, who is a guest at a sorority house party, be careful not to inconvenience the girl sharing the roclrri with her? 2. Should the room be left as orderly as possible? 3. is it, important that tbc girls respect suggestions of the housc- incthcr? 4. Must each girl say goodbye to the housemother? Wlmt would you flo if— Your host suggests bridge, and you are a very poor player. Would you— <a> Tell him that.you ore a poor player, and suggest that you do something else Instead? (b) Say that you'll play— to be agreeable? Answers 1. Yes. . 2. Yes. 3. Yes. • 4,: Yes. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a). Police Dog Mascot Gets Credit for 1st Arrest MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (UP) _ Jerry, pbiice dog mascot of thft police department for the post several years, has been credited with his first arrest. Patrolman Arthur Stannnrd, with whom Jerry., makes the •rounds nightly, came upon a prowler and fired several shots when he refused lo heed a command to halt. ' The shots missed, Jerry, however, pursued Ihe sus- pSct. knocked him down and stood guard until stamwrri arrived,The prisoner was an escaped inmate of an insnne hospital. The first book printed from movable, type , was net that by Johanu Gutenberg, it is said. A Chinese, Pi shenj. is credited •Rith the - accomplishment in- 1041. - • •

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