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''PAGE FOUR __ BLYTHEVILLE, (AKK.) COURIER NEWS 'THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, Publisher 3. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL, F. KORRIS, Advertising Manager • Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every ^flernoon Except Sunday Entere(l RS second class mailer nt the post- office at BlythevJIle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Seryed by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the pity of Blythevllle, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a i aril us of 60 miles, S3.00 per year, $1.50 for six mouths, 75c for three 'months, by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, £6.50 per year; In ?xmes seven and eight, $10,00 per, payable hi advance. Torn-Out Pages of Versailles Treaty Slretv Europe When the 125 peacemakers (unshed their five-month wrangle nt Versailles and emerged in June, 1919, with a treaty of 453'pages,.the world saw a document such as it had never .seen before. Though it is the custom today to deride this voluminous pact, it is likely ', that no war settlement before it embodied the, results of so much study or \'SO comprehensive an effort to set up. an order that gave hope for the future. ; " 'The ink was scarcely dry on the signatures, however, before pages began to be torn out of the treaty. The . United States refused to sign, or to join the League of Nations set up in the first part of the treaty. The provisions for trial of the kaiser and other German lenders were never carried out. The reparations provisions went next. Scaled down under the, Young and Dawes plans, they were linally abandoned under the Hoover moratorium of 1931, Disarmament of Germany was at first enforced, but none of the other signatories ever disarmed as provided by the treaty. Germany then tossed the disarmament provisions into the wastebaskct in 1935 and 1936, and violated other clauses by remilitarization and fortification of the Rhineland. The Kiel Canal, internationalized, WHS retaken by Germany, and Helgoland re- fortified. The independence of Austria'" arid of C2echoslovakia were specifically guaranteed by the treaty. Germany has conquered both, and seized Mcmel. It now threatens the independent existence of Poland,''similarly guaranteed. Some of the provisions, like the Saar plebiscite, have been carried out. Others, like those providing exchange of prisoners, are obsolete. Gradually the pages have been torn from the voluminous book of Versailles, and their fragments scattered all over Europe. What remains of the treaty'.' Of its 4<iO- articles, about 125 still have nominal force. They cover: Guarantee of the complete independence of Latvia, Lithuania, and Esthonia. The League, cession of Alsace- Lorraine to France and the status of East Prussia. Renunciation by Germany of her overseas possessions,'and of rights and leases in China, Siam, Liberia, .Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and Shantung. Certain regulations over air and railway traffic, and a provision for OUT OUR WAY mutual respect for the graves of the war dead. ' At present, not even that last pitiful provision seems safe. It is clear, as the last remaining leaves are stripped from the book of Versailles, that the world faces a new era, not foreseen in 1919. Whether it shall be carved out in a civilized manner or molded from a muck of blood anil mud, will be known within a few days. It should be clear that only the former course offers any chance of bettering Versailles. Haw Changed! There came in today's mail a pamphlet boosting the candidacy for president of Paul V. McNutt. Unwittingly, it illustrated (he great change that has come over the United States and its relation to the world during the past 30 years. The pamphlet designates McNutt as "Lawyer — Educator — Statesman- Trained in Leadership and Government —Experienced in World Affairs." Jl'm ! "Experienced in World Affairs." Those would have been fighting words baclc in IfllO, practically enough to insure the defeat of any candidate to whom they were applied. If there was anyone our fathers didn't trust in politics duiMng the bicycle and nuistache- cup era, it was somebody who was "experienced in world affairs." But technology has clumped the world in our lap, and today everyone realizes that, whether it seems desirable ov not, it is necessary that u presidential candidate be, if possible, informed and experienced in world affairs. For world affairs today, as the present crisis shows, are everybody's affairs. Graceful Gesture The world is such today thai «ny gesture of friendliness and good will stands forth like a light in darkness. That is why the action of Turkey in issuing new stamps featuring the portraits of two presidents of the United States is notable. Jn ordinary times it would be nothing but a philatelists' curiosity. Today it is a phenomenon. Willed before he died by Kemal Ala- lurk, one stamp carries his portrait with that of Washington; another shows Ismet Inoiiu and Franklin Roosevelt, thus memorializing u ie founders and present heads of both countries. H is a small matter, of course, to note while, the world poises on the Jn-ink of suicide, but let it be recorded that even, in that'day there was one small gesture of friendliness and good will. • SO THEY SAY They will try to force America lo take part when another world war gets underway -Eugene I. Van Antwerp, v. F. W. national commander. Hitler has transformed German culture and civilization into barbarism.— Martin Hall, vice president o! German-American League for Culture. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1939 « SERIAL STORY Murder on the Boardwalk •— --- _ _ _____ MTTVfirV y ELINORE COWAN STONE COPVRIOHT. I93». NEA SERVICE. INC. "1 heard Hie ol' mini garglinfi—we'd licllcr sturl (he brcaki'asl." THIS CURIOUS WORLD MAJOE_ OFFENSIVE^ WEAPON! I ; OP THE RHINOCEROS " IS NOT ITS' BUT ITS WHO OWNS THE ' WAS SET ASIDE AS -A DAV OF f-5 . ANSWER: Kentucky nnrf Wcsl Virginia have absolute jurisdiction over the entire Ohio River along their boundaries as far as the low water mark cm the Ohio, Indiana and Illinois banks. NEXT: If we hail legs like insects. By J. R. Williams I Down' j Memory Lane 1 Ten Vears Ago j Fred Ftceman caused plenty ot , excitement yesterday when he so(. lost in the \vtxxts while bunting. A posse from the Osceola and Bly- thevlllc oiV.ccj o.' ine siieiifi and members of his family searched for him for several hours in the vicin- ity of the Floodwiiy and upon their return home late last night fc'iiiic him at' home. Ailcr \vanclcriug Rbont the woods all day, he discovered a path which took him out of the forrcst. l-'ivc Years A^o Wm. D. McCliirkin. for five ys.ir.- teacher of science in tiie high .school here. Ittlay succeeded Crawford Greene as superintendent 01 the Blythcviile school system. Mrs. George Gisli, 39. of this cit> died last night at St. Bernard's GOOD GOSH! I WISH THAT I DIDM'T HATE SCHOOL vVAV I DO' V I CAN CURE THW GET A JOB WITH ME~1N THE SHOPS NEXT SUMMER VACATION EIGHT HOURS A DAY PUTTJN' NUTS ON BOLTS WHY, YOU'LL CRAVE SCHOOL-WHY, VOU'LL EVEN MARRY A SCHOOL VOU'LL LET'S SEE — ABOUT THRE£ NUTS A MINUTE THKT'S 180 AM HOUR AND "THAT WOULD BE INMO IN EIGHT HOURS WE OUSHT TO LOV& SCHOOL- ITS WHAT MADE VOU ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT WITHOUT 60IN' THRU MISERY Of TRVIM' IT our —. .r : '. I'Ai/lw T-- '"'{.'/ 'i^^Jwff- OUB. BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopla esAD,MARTUA,MY DEAR.AWD ALVIM/— HOW SPLEM01O YOU BOTrt LOOX/ BY 7UE A LITTLE TR*NK£T Wi FOR EACH OP YOU— ^ A PAIR OF TRAVELING M CUS!-tlO^4S•™- VERY , R&-5TPUL IF YOU PlAM A JOURNEY—^ WAD A, •BOY SCOUT KN\PE TOR JUST HAPPENED TO PICK fttefA UP OM A . WAY HMM / GhgSS W^ VACWTiON 16 pMER," TOO/-— \WELL, ALL GOOD THINGS'' MUST e-ND,'~^ THOUGHTFUL OF YOU TO BRING THe CUSHIONS, AND "I SEE. YOU 5 \\JEO -'A& TU& TROUBLE OF '• • BREAKING TttEWi lM-« / ' JUST THE TWINS TO )TAXE CM f.\V TRIPS TO i GROCERY.' HELLO, UfeRYBOOV/ f«EW5,MRS.HOOPLE? 1 8OY,AfA T TIRED.'' M'M'GOiMG TO CURL . UP AP.OUNO TOOT 'fAOUMTAlM \MTUE MIDDLE OP MY MATTRESS AND I BREAK KtP VAW "1 ^ MAG,', 15 THIS A GENUINE > SCOUT KUlfE? U SAYS "CUT [ PRICES AT ^KATZ'S"OM IT/ »f sal CHAPTER XIII spent the rest of tte morning in the last place where she thought curiosity seekers would look for the "Boardwalk Mystery Girl"—the public library —with her too-wcll-publiclzcd face buriccl in a 'newspaper, her mind slill worrying about the story Mr. Wilmet had told her her eyes impatiently watching the elocU. At 12:30 slio was (o meet Bill for lunch—that is, if Bill were sfill "in circulation." When she reached tiie restaurant, Ihe worst of her fears were realized. As soon as she asked for Bill, a waiter led her to a table. "Mr. Yardley has sent word that wo are to serve you at once Miss," he told her. "And he sent this note for you." "Sorry," the note said. "Can't make it. Please leave reply with Louis, the waiter who will band yon this—and who is as safe as a church—saying where I can find you about 9 this evening." Christine let the lunch Bill had ordered cool while she composed a reply whidi sketched an outline of licr plan for the evening without betraying the confidence of "Lucille." At the end she added, as a possible line of communication, "Am dining at Decker's with Mr. Wilmet." Mr. Wilmet insisted on Chrisline's ordering the dinner, sitiing back without even glancing at the menu, although lie must have known ihat Decker's prices were appalling. The serrke was leisurely, and Mr. Wilmet, too, was leisurely- and tiresome—with a long account of his persecutions by the police and press. He insisted on taking a wheel chair back down the Boardwalk. When, a little short o£ the Paris Shop, she insisted on saying "Good night," Mr. Wilmet's face clouded with, concern. "I really don't think you ought to be alone on the Boardwalk," he objected, "after what's just happened. Hadn't I better—ah—sec you to . youv destination? • Of course"—he laughed nervously— "I'm not exactly a fighting man, but I might help in case of trouble." "Thanks," Christine said impatiently. "There won't be any trouble. I'm spending the evening with a girl I've known for years." .. She was afraid lie might follow her; but when she looked back, he was going dejectedly into a tobacco shop. j lospital in Jonesboro, One Year Ajfo A toliil enrollment of 1,500 stu- lents was recorded when the five white public schools cf the -city opened today. This is on increase >f 80 students over last year's total of 1,480. Thousands of cotton pickers are n the Mississippi county cotton 3elds today to gather the staple. CHRISTINE had no difficulty in identifying the girl, who stood before the shop window ns if rapt uy a pair o£ silver sandals. When CluJEfine paused and removed her sunglasses, the girl glanced up with a flicker of recognition, returned lor a moment to her inspection of the sandals, and then strolled off along the Boardwalk. Presently Christine followed sauntering as the oilier girl did. At Ihe top of a flight of stairs leading to the street below, the girl glanced baclc before she descended. She walked on a block, turned into a side street, unlocked a door, and went in, leaving the door ajar. For the first time Christine hesitated. After all, what did she know of, this giri except that it was her voice which had first sounded that ominous note of danger which had run like a motif through the last 24 hours? . . . Then her curiosity got the better of her, and she passed through the door. She found herself in a poorly lighted, inhospitable hall, from which a stairway ascended into darkness behind. Chrisline wondered if she were mistaken in thinking that something moved in the shadows of that stairway. The girl who called herself "Lucille" was waiting. "Come in here, please, Miss Ihorenson," she said abruptly and opened the door upon a lighted room. Christine stood amazed at the contrast between the bleak ugliness of the hall and the quiet good taste and comfort of that room. The room was pleasantly lighted; a soft Oriental rug covered the floor; two of the walls were lined with books; and there were comfortable chairs. It was a room, somehow, to inspire confidence. Yet Christine^ leu no confidence now, even in herself. Before she could speak, a man she had not seen at first got up from a desk (hat stood in a sheltered alcove. Chandra! » * * E had shed every trace of the Oriental mystic. From his unobtrusive appearance and the quiet precision with which he spoke and moved, one might easily —as she had that first night-have laken him for a well-trained major domo. For Christine.real- ized that she had seen those lawny-brown eyes not just once, but twice before. ..; "Yes," he anticipauid-her:a4 she tried to reconstruct that.brief-en- Counter on the station platform, 'you have seen me before. , . .! The first lime you may not recall. You thought your cousin might have sent me— That disguise was a good one. I did not expect you to remember." "It was your eyes, not your clothes, that I noticed. . . . You said you were taking a train," Christine said thoughtfully, "Yes —I see." _"And of course," ho said dryly, 'ft will confirm your worst suspicions when I admit that I dropped off the other side of that train before it pulled out, and that I was in the taxicab behind yours when you got out at youv hotel. • . . And I was not the only one following you, Miss Thorenson." Christine broke out angrily, "I was crazy to come here. I guessed from the beginning that this girl was one of your spies." "I suppose that it's no use to expect you to believe that I am really trying to be honest with you," the clairvoyant went on quietly. "But it is quite true that I was asked lo keep an eye on your movements by someone whom your cousin had expected lo meet you, but who was—unable to do so. I agreed (o do it because" —lie broke off as if searching for words Ihat might hold her attention—"because I know that I am —partly responsible for Mrs. Talbert's death." "Are you so sure that you have deceived the police," Christine gasped, "that you dared to trick me into coming here and—" "I said," he interrupted with a faint smile, "'partly responsible.' . . . You see, Miss Thovenson, people come here for such a variety of reasons. They want, for instance, to be told how to find things they have lest; where their husbands are spending their evenings; whether they will get the jobs they want; whether Ihat pain that worries them is what they fear it is; whether the time is right to invest (lieir money. . . . There are some questions you cannot answer directly if you are honest. . . . You try, if you are wise, not to complicate family troubles or lo give advice involving large sums of money. . . . There are -other questions you must not answer fully. Those are the questions involving life and deaih." "This is very interesting," Christine interrupted impatiently "But why does it concern me—or my cousin's death?" "Because Mrs. Talbert's case, Miss Thorenson; was one of the 'must-nots.' Partly on ; that account, and partly , because there were—circumstances I did riot entirely understand, I did not warn your cousin of her danger." (To Be Continued) Mind Your Manners Te. r ,t your knowledge o[ correct Ecci-il usa»e bv answering the following quscitons, then check- in:; against the authoritative answers below: , 1. When a young man calls a ;rl for a date, Is it polite for him "' say, "Are yon goins" to DC busy 'Saturday niglit?" 2. If a young man breaks a 'ate v.-iih n girl, should she Mve im a dale the next lime he calls .cr? 3. Is it as rude lor a girl to acak a date as for a man? 4. Should u gi r i !, a ving a dinner date with a young men she MOWS doesn't make much monej', ;rdcr tiie most expensive or the IF list expensive dinner? 5. When a man tnke.5 a girl to rtinner. and the foot! is not verv good, should she feel free to ciiti- .ixc it? What would yell do if— You are a jmmg man ntiri want to kiss your date goodnight? Would you— (a) Ask if you may? 'b) Take a chance and sec what iinppens? Answers 1. <Vo. lie should nsk her for the date—and leave her the escape—"I'm sorry, but I'm going to be busy Saturday night." 2. No. 3. Yes. 4. The best advice is nn inexpensive dinner—but p.ot Hie least j eviisiisive-r-Iess he suspect she is thinking of his pockctbook. . 5. No. Best "Whet Would You Do" solution (bi. The girl will feel siliy giving you permission—even though she wants you to kiss her. THE FAMILY DOCTOR Amount of Sleep, Time lo Get It, Benefts Received, All Vary in Aduils This is the second of iour articles on sleep. . * * * Bi' DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN EdiUr, Journal of the American M c d i c a I Association, and of Ilj-geia, the Health Magazine The question as to how long an adult ought to sleep has never been satisfactorily answered, and prcb- ably never will be, because of. the differences in human beings. It is hard to study the matter because many people get enough sleep and complain tliat they do not, rest; others do n:t get enough sleep and say nothing' about it. Some people sleep too long. Experts say that ever-sleeping is just as bad as over-eating.: The mental aspects of sleep have been fiisuflicicntfy studied. Some people have a good night's sleep and still \vakc up moody and mean. Others will sleep only: five or six hairs and awaken in the-best of spirits, quite refreshed. : There has been some study of the optimum time for going to bed. One expert says that an hour before midnight is worth two after mid- night. An:ther expert, says that there are two types of sleepers. One is tired in the evening, quickly lalls asleep, soon reaches the greatest depth of sleep, and wakes up refreshed and well rested. The other is alert in the evening, does not fall asleep easily, reaches the greatest depth of sleep during the early hours :f the morning, and aakes up feeling tired. Some people have two phases of sleep. They awaken from a first phase but are not quite rested. After lying awake for a brief time they fall asleep again and awcken shortly quite refreshed. Any effort that upsets the routine of daily life may hrin» about a restless night. The eating of foods to which people are sensitive or which they find difficult to discs', may result in restless sleep. Auth:r- | ities have tound that an empty I stomach is irritable and that any j light snack taken around bedtime . tends to enhance restful sleep. Yet some people are restless if they eil j or drink anything at all before go| ing to bed. NEXT: Sleeping equipment. Huskies May Be Rivals Of 'Si: Bernards In Alps ! Ukraine .llangrancs; Mined i MO£COW (UP)—The raining ot man;anes& eve by water has been started as an experiment in one pit of the Nikopol manganese mine of the Ukraine. The water ejected under a pressure ot U atmospheres trom hydraulic guns installed in the mini 1 , crushes t.ie ore. converting it ink a mass. Thf avcrs^r, low priced car In America, K'Men stripped of taxes, freight, and ether extras, costs about $oOO. WINNIPEG. Man. (UP)—If plans o[ Jean Gabus, Swiss Journalist, materialize, the Eskimo Husky sledge nog will take the place of the sad-eyed Et. Bernard in the Swiss Alps. The Swiss newspaperman is taking with him six Husky dogs. He spent a year in the eastern Arctic, studying Eskinu life. His headquarters were at Eskimo Point, on Hudson Bay. From Lausanne, he plans lo take the dogs back uith him and rear them for sledge work In the Swiss mountains. He said thai they will he used experimentally, to see if they are better in the snow than the traditional St. Bernards. "I think they will be," lie said. "The St. Bernard is very heavy. Ho sinks right doivn into the soft snow. Besides that, the dog's «ittd Is poor. Huskies arc lighter dojs and we are g:lng to try them out in the Alps If they survive the Jong Joumay and prove adaptable to the climate." He pointed out that EIIOW condi- tions in the mountains might hin- jdcr the Huskle, wh:'is used to the i hard packed snow of the northern barrens o! Canada. Ths loose dcsp snow ol the Alps, he said, mijht be ' too much f:r them. On his year long .stay in the Arctic the young Swiss gatherer! material for Swiss museums, a-; 'Jell as subject matter for syndicated articles that he will write on his return. Having "bushed" for a year ni Ihe northland, he plans to return ID | Canada another year. During his •slay he made more tlian 200 record- Ings of the rapidly fadln? Eskimo | folk sonss. and to;k 2.50D feet of • film, a part of which was In color. j ' With his dogs, the female having j l-"ea Ills lead do? in the Arctic, he ; plans to arrive home in September. It 15 reasonable to asume that i-r:\>nd many of the other suns of the universe there are planetary- systems similar to cmr own. aim lluit many ot these planets are Inhabited by beings like oor- selves.

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