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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 6, 1939
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/>AGE FOUR BLYTIIEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER (i, 193'J •THE'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. „. , , H. W. HAINES, publisher i. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor F. NORRIS, Advertising Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies. Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis', Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis published Every Afternoon, Except Sunday-_ -Entered as second class matter at the post' officfe at Blytheyjlle, Arkansas, under act of Congress; October ,9, 19J7, ' Served bj tlie United Press. . SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' ' By carrier In the City of BlS'lueyillc, 15c per nefk. or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3,00 per year, f 1 50 for six mouths, 76c for three months, ' by mail In posts) zones two lo six inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. Tmjillo and Fmnldin It is a long way from Cuidtul Trujillo 011 the Caribbean islatut of Santo . Domingo to Frankliji, Nebraska. A long way in miles, and a long way iu Janguage, customs, and life. But there is a connection between the two, just llic same, n common link that lias brought them together. It is a common interest in tile proposal U) build a memorial lighthouse at I'linla Torrecilla, just outside Cuiclad Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. This is to serve as ,in aid to aerial and marine navigation, as a memorial to Columbus and his voyages, and.a constant reminder to the nations of this continent of their essential unity of ideals and purpose. Franklin, Nebraska, is a midwcstcrn town of 1103 inhabitants. Us Rotary Club responded to a resolution of the Rclary Club of Quito, Ecuador, by making the first private, contribution lo the memorial. Thus oven through the nationalistic walls that rise so high and grow so thick today there puss little currents of international good-will, keeping channels open Tor a better tomorrow. College Cops Probably a few tniUiiiikiiig smiles will be drown from the proposal of Die American Ear Association's Committee on t'olicc Training thai universi- ties'and, colleges offer courses in police -training. '; , ,\ ; • . ' . f^'' But ' there is nothing funny aboiii the"idea. , Police administration is gct- ting more cocmplex all the time, what with modern technological c-iviliwition, scientific crime detection, criminals on wheels, and the like. Police work must - keep step. This is especially important in a republic, where citizens h, a v c 1 rights. A certain knowledge of those rights onght to be in the possession of every policeman oiv the beat, let alone his administrative superiors. It is an important and responsible branch of the public service, and if there is any reason why fi man .should "not be a better policeman or police officer because he was trained in college, we can't think of it. Publication In UiU column of editorials from other newspapers dot« not necessarily mean endorsement but U wj »cknowledgtt*nt ol interest In the subjects discussed. The political art in diplomacy is to the number ot one's enemies and make yesterday's eneniies today's friends —Russian Premier Viacheslav Molotov. * » * Our asc-long uiemy lias again opener! operations against the Polish State.—President ignacc Moscicii. • * * It's started—French Premier Eciouarcl Daiiullrr. The Year of Wailing Are the clemolratic Powers In better or worse position to fight now Usnu they would have been had they joined the Issue with Nan! Germany a year a(jo In Hie Sudeten crisis? Too many imponderables arc involved to permit of a categorical answer, but II can id least, be stated (hat (he loss is not, so great as It as lirsl appeared. Hiller'fi refusal to be .salislled with tho Sude- tcMlt>i\il mid Ills riitiiless Mtaire of all Checho- slovakia. In violation of solemn gcamiitlcs, removed Ilic douljls as lo Ills being n menace lo civilization and united the population of all tile democracies In willing his defeat, A year ago, there was ilvlslon of opinion on tills yomi, even In Mrilain. The moral case against Hitler Is far stronger now than it would have been liad the democracies Rone to war lo prevent littler from achieving his ostensible aim of "repatriating" the Sudeten Germans. This verdict In Iho moral case aimlnst Nazl- Ism is not to be minimized, but there also have been great, tangible Rains by wnlting. Hitler's snuggling up to the Communists has put 1111 entirely new face on the International line-up. Italy, it appears, mny have deserted the axis. Shu Is neutral i-.t the moment, and it, may well be that Mussolini lins-poniiancjjUy lost Ills taste for the role of tail lo the'Nazi kite. Spain has Declared her neutrality,.which means thai Great Britain will continue lo control the Sliait of Gibraltar. The Jiusso-Ocrmnn pncl hns dcli- nllely removed Japan as a potential ally of Ilia Nazis In a great war. The democracies have lost Czccho-Slovakla with her 20 divisions ot prime troops, bs;l they have gained In Poland 35 divisions ol good llyhllug men. Among (he smaller countries of Central and Southeastern Europe, all but, Bulgnrlii and Hungary arc po- Icntlnl allies of the Western Powers. Offsetting the crnckup of Ihe Rome-Berlln- Tokio axis is Ihe apparent neutralization ol Russia, which was strongly counted on to hiive been an ally of the democracies lint) the Jssus been joined a year ago. Germany expccls to . USD Hussla as a source of food supplies lo cancel the effectiveness of a blockade siich as starved the Germans into submission In 1918, but tills plan Is subject to serious economic, military and political uncertainties. France nntl England'will be nl n greater slrn- legic disadvantage now than would have been the case a year ago, but, on the other bund, Ihey have made gains hi the armament race and huve strengthened their Internal position. ( This'war, more than any previous war, will-be a conflict of ideas. This fight will no(. he «-nged with Iniilels 'and bombs alone, bill also With propaganda spread by radio and by leaf- Ids dropped from planes. This is a form of at- lack lo which the people of the democracies may' well be immune, tail II may be more effective against. Germany than air raids and artillery barrages. No particular cleverness would seem to be needed in (ho writing of leaflets or speeches pa- tcnl lo convince the German people thai they have been lied to. duped and spoon-fed \vilh poisonous falsehoods by the Ministry of Propaganda. The intelligent and influential Junker class, which Is particularly strong in the army, is known lo be restive undor iho Hitler regime. The internal evidence of Hitler's mendacity is too obvious lo be overlooked toy thinking German citizens of any cinss, even if fear of the Gestapo should keep them from luuius In on foreign stations or reading foreign propaganda. '•The German has not the slightest notion," . Hitler has written, "how a people must lie misled if Uie adherence of the masses Is sought." Bill even Ihe slowest German by now must lie- gin to have a substantial iiolicu that he has I been systematically misted. I It would be fatuous optimism to hspe 1'or ai> early revolt against the Nazi regime, but when the misery of long war begins to strike home, the Nazi oligarchs can look for trouble. When it comes to moral weapons, their armory is tare. SERIALSTORY Murder on frhf* Bonrrlwnllc BY ELINORE c (fSWUUCS \JU IIIC LIvUIUWUIIV COPYRIGHT, t9!«. COWAN STONE NEA SERVICE, t«C. nTt "l.urlllc" lend* <'l>ri»lli>u Ki Cli.-iiiilrn. .Sill! ronl- llml II ivnt> lie \vlin met Jirr nt III" Mnlioii. lit- mlnillH br ** •-(i.'irdj- rt'M>c,nKlfjlf" fur Jlrx. 'J'lil- licrt'x ilfntli IjiTiniXf! lie illil nul of lujj»i-»01HKr ilinisc?, CHAm'ER XIV DON'T believe it!" Christine cried hotly, "i don't believe that my cousin ever v/cnl to a fortune-teller In her life. She was "Too sensible, you mean? I am to disillusion you; but Mrs, Tnlbcrt has been one of my best clients for years." "And I let you make- me promise not lo warn Ihe police!" Christine S\VUIIL{ on the girl, "Ple;ise!" the girl spoke swiftly. "1 brought you here because there tilings you must know that only my uncle can tell you. . . . And this is the only place in Surf City where lie is safe tram Ihe police." Then n Joor opened and another person came tuiickly from an adjoining room. Christine cried' breath, "Jaspar!" on ;t caught "Thatls swell for you, but j| won't be so funny for when I yet big enough for Unit pair of pmils." But this wasn't .the caricature of Ji-.spar sh.e had seen last night, was (ho same immaculate, decorous Jaspar the remembered moving smoothly about his duties at Cousin Emma's. "Miss Chrisiinc," lie began respectfully, "I had almost KIVCII up ^"~ ' Mope of. speaking with you until .vou ciillcd my niece as I told liei to »sl: you the other nigvit lo do.' He turned anxiously fo the girl THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IF MANS LESS WERE. PROPORTIONATELV AS LONG AS THOSE OF A DADDY L.ONC5-LECSS, THEV WOULD BE "You'd heller hurry home, Lucille," he iold'hcr iu an undertone The girl nodde.-l, and slippei obediently out ot the room. * * * l^OR a moment Chrislip.e stood " " ppc'ecbless, her thoughts scattering li.kc leaves in a wind. Apparently the butler was here under Chandra's protection — a /We. WIND NEVER- BLOWS IN A STRAIGHT LINE, Bur INI Iruslcd confederate. Yet if l!ic clairvoyant had learned aboul (ho?c bonds from Jaspar, why had he tried to warn lier? ... Or supposing he had reully wonted to warn her, why hadn't he given her the information plainly, in words of one syllable, without all Hint theatrical dap-imp? Unites, perhaps, he had some reason for distrusting the butter, and wanted lo mn!;e sure before be committed himself. . . . Unless he bad some reason for suspecting that Jaspar was involved in Cousin Emma's death. > But when she had talked v;ith Chandra, Cousin Emma was slill alive—at least, hoi- death was not public knowledge. No, it's loo thin, Christine thought. These two, are working logcther. "I hope, Miss Christine," Jaspar went on, "that you haven't just —loft those papers lying around— >r that you're not carrying them iboul with you?" Christine said steadily, "I turned lie bonds over to Inspector Par- ions the first thing this morning, and (old him where I found them. And, Jaspar, it seems to me hat you are the one who—just eft them around. Ifow did you mow where my room was, and how did you get in?" "That was the simplest part of t, Miss Christine. You see, not be- ng able to meet you myself at the rain, I asked Mr. Chandra, who !ias been in Mrs. Talbert's confidence for years, lo make certain where you went. And at Uie hotel, all I had to do was to find one of the maids who used lo work under me at your cousin's home. Mrs. Talbert had made me promise, Miss Christine, that if- fmything happened to her before she saw you, I would make certain that you had the securities.' "But my cousin was killed lasl niglit, You put those papers there the afternoon before. Nothing hac happened to her then." * * * "T BEG your pardon, Miss Christine — something had happened. She had disappeared. I hoped," Jaspar was going on anxiously, "that I might be able lo get help to Mrs. Talbert before •—before it was too late; and I had to get the papers to you the best way I could." "I should think the bank was the place for them." "Yes, Miss Christine," Jaspar agreed uncomfortably. "But—of course you couldn't Know this—for some time Mrs. Talberi tiaci been growing more and more—well, sliangc, about things like that. She insisted that you must have them in your own hands." "Bui if you knew she was in icr way carefully, "Then why didn't you leave a note wilh the jonds—some explanation?" Before the butler could answer, sharp knock sounded on the outer door. Jaspar and the medium exchanged stalled glances. Then with a reassuring gesture Chandra went out into Ihe hall, danger, why didn't you go to the police?" "Because that was another filing Mrs. Talbert had made me promise. You-see, Miss Christine, she had been expecting something like this for a long lime. Perhaps you wouldn't remL'mber, but almost 12 years ago, her only nephew was kidnaped in much the same way.' , had never expected to be gladdened by the sight of Inspector Parsons; but when he came briskly into the room, she could have fallen on his neck. Behind him were Bill Yardley— his eyes seeking her out with a kind of angry relief—Mr. Wilinct, and, sobbing miserably into her handkerchief, the girl Lucille. . . . The inspector looked- Jaspar over with a satisfied smile of recognition anil favored Christine will) a glance that was far from friendly. Then he turned to a uniformed man. "Take this girl home," he eli- rccteQ, indicating the butler's weeping niece; "and see that she stays there till further notice." lie swung upon Christine. "Some of these days, Miss Thor- cnson," be said coldly, "you'll earn that, when murder's involved, it pays io tell the whole .ruth." "Wait a minute, Inspector!" Sill's voice crackled. "I fold you .hat Miss Thorcnson hadn't any idea where she was coming tonight, or whom she was going to Ind.. . . And a sweet chase you've led me!" iie swung on Christine. "It Wilmct, here, hadn't happened lo see you following that girl, f don't know how 1 , we'd have run you down. It was pure luck—his recognizing her when she came back along the Boardwalk." Inspector Parsons had turned lo Chandra. "I was on my way here when Yardley burst in about Miss Thorenson's disappearance," he said. "So you do cut in on this after all?" "And Mrs. Talbert wouidn' have the police called then! either," Jaspar finished. "Why should she expect to ba abducted?" "Well, Miss Christine, lately she's had—threatening letters— just as the family did before Mr. Earl was token." And who, Christine thought, would be in a better posilton'than you to see that.those letlers were safely delivered? For a moment she hesitated for words. Then she went on, feeling "I thought you'd work around to that idea, Inspector." The clairvoyant's voice was cool; but iiis tawny eyes were watchful. "When I talked to you this morning," the detective went on, "thai dagger looked like a deliberately planted clew—and a pretty stupid one. I dtdn't knov.' (hen about your talk with Miss Thorenson last night . . . Interesting that you should have known thai Mrs. Talbcrt's bonds had been stolen— and where (hey were. And I didn't know," he added very slowly, "that on the night Mrs. Talbert disappeared, &he was last seen going into your Broadway studio." (To lie Continued) » THE FAMILY DOCTOR 'It's Exciting!' Super-Soil Mattresses, Eye Shades, Ear-Stops Add Comfort lo Sleep 7-4 ANSWER: Wrong. In the U. S., births are dropping aboul 50,000 o year, while deaths,are increasing about 20,000 annually. NEXT: .Moons of two hemispheres. Knts Overrun Cacirtoui] CAPETOWN, South Africa. (UP) —Threatened with bubonic plaqin:, Capetown is seeking a pied piper to tnkc away or destroy the hordes of black rats which are ovcrrim- The Adelaide Racing pcrimenlinj wilh ,1 tliouU; "Go" at the CJuh is ex robot thai instant tin ning the city. Whci thorities succeeded iu e.xlevmiiuit- ; ing Ihe brown rals, they did in)' ; rcali/.c 'that in so doing they vvrrc re-moving the natural enomir.< the black ral.s—the carriers plague. barrier is lifted for the start o a race. It is the invention of fi T. Booth (if this cit.v. who invent- health nu-1 MI Nufliclri Iron lung ami Oi Dcolli clectva-ctirdiosraph. Til' Invention is intended to synchros izc the sinner's vcicc aivl llv '4! lifting of Ihe gaits. of; I Knee ](ol>dl Shouts ADELAIDE, Australia ,\ I'OliWI CLEAN- UI P To clean wicker porch furniture i use a stiff whisk broom frequently <UP i — 'dipped in warm soapy water. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR. BOARDING HOUSE with Major tloople WHAT' AM I DOiNf? WHY, " \|1| Z'M COOK1M' SOME MUSH- \M ROOMS X FOUMP GROWIN' I OUT IM Trf BKCK. YARD. 1 J' THROW THEM IN THAT GARBAGE PAIL. 1 I'M MOT GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER DOCTOR. Bill IN THIS HOUSE — YOUR FATHER COOKED MUSHROOMS ONCE AND EV TURNED OUT to BE TOADSTOOLS! WrtY MOTHERS '<=ET 6RAV UWCLE AIAOS, I MISSED THREE QUESTIONS IM WE INTELLIGENCE TEST AT SCHOOL TODAY AMD OUR TEACHER SAID TO • TRY 'EfA OM THE FOLKS AT HOM& -^~- VJHAT IS TUB SPEED OF U6WT ? -^-WHO INDENTED THE THERMOMETER ? -~~- AMD WHERE;-D 1X3 UMBURGER. CHEESE COME TROM? I S LUABURGYiR. CHEESE C PROM THE GROCERY STORE/ £=T> 9 SPUTT-TT- 5-"""EG SIMPLE QUERIES/-*"- UAR--RUMPH-" 1 COULOfELV. VOU.'BUT THE VACTE "PROBABLY WOULD "REMAlM WITH YOU LOMGER IF YOU COMSULTGD MJ ' "BY THE VJAY, VMUY NOT SURPRISE VOUR TeAOIER. TOfAORP.OW VJiTH THIS LITTLE NUGGET OP INFORMATION : AM EtARTWWORtA CAN SENSE TVAE: VIBRWUDNS OF TH5 SOIL CMJSEO BY A "BlTJO HOPPING ABOUT -*~YAS.' NOW RUM M.ONG, \W1TH YOUR ^•fcflW ^ OOTB ^'- ?\ Third in it buries nl four ar- ti'lcs on sleep. I'.Y DR. MOilllfS FISIIHEIN ililnr, .T-r.uriuil tif the American U c d i c a I Association, and of Hj-gcia, tlie Health Magazine City dwellers take great pains i purchasing sleeping equipment. is possible not only to get mat- which are especially de- f;r good sleep, hut also) in order to warm up the part of the bed with which they are in contact. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct ye shades to keep out the light, I -social usage by answering the fol- ar stops lo keep out noise, and i lowing nn.cstions. then checking, .inny special kinds of pillows, j against the authoritative ansver Do=lor Kleilman points out that i belo'.v: l'irs;c portion oi mankind sleeps' 1. In writing a friendly letter to n 'nedsprliigs tin the grown:!, some- ' n doctor at his home, should you cnlv on mate, sometimes on , write "Mr. Smith" or "Dr. Smith"? ;C bare lloor or soil ' '-• Should you ever begin a fct- Tlicsc people .seem, once they ' ter to a l )crson J' 0 " «» n ° l knm lave established the habit, to sleep i '".""' Mar >' , jo "f' ? K . is well as use a bard ; -*• "> '"<* hrafi '»g of a business niUfrca;. a soft mattress, a spring; 1 " 1 ", shruld you write Jane Doc .nattress or a solid mattress. i Blnnk , Coal Company or Miss Jane Specialists in orthopedic surgery i Doe, Blame Coal Company? mtlrus me- ; . *• Should a doctor's wue te re- ^V ••&/ 0 OF THOUGHT^ ay certain forms of m; vent spinal curves by placing iticss on the bones of the spine. The argimiei'it. has been made that a fng in the middle cf the . bed is bad fov gond sleep. Dr. Na-1 ihainel Kleilman, \vlio seems to be ijcite fkepiicHl. points mil that a cat sleeps curled up, that the Jap- .niesc sleep oil the ground and do not make It conform lo the curves ot their Jjn^trs. and that sailors who .sleep in sag^iDi,' hammocks sleep miitc scundly. The saving of a and bedspiiny may discourage frcciuenl i changes in position of the sleeper | Oiice lie has become used lo that j paitici'lar maltress and spring. I solution—(b). Most of these matters seem to be questions of individual likes, and dislikes. Tills is true ;ilso ol bed covers. Some people sleep better on c:ol nights with a full covering of quilts and blankels. Others sleep belter when they use no covers. 'H'cre fire some people who cannot ferred to as "Mrs, Doctor Jones o. Is a woman who has an M. D. degree alv.-ays called Dr. Brown? . What would you do If— Yru arc a woman who has a i Ph.D. degree. Would you—• | I (a) Encourage your friends to in- i troduce you when you are out socially as Dr. Bird?_ J (hi Lot them know that socially • you prefer being introduced. as Miss Bird? Answers ' 1. Dr. Smith. • 2. No. "Dear Miss Jones." i 3. Miss Jane Doc. I 4. No. Mrs. Jones. | 5. Yes. Best "What Wculd You Do" sleep well unless they wear gowns Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago Pebble Beach, Calif.: Thff king of Bolters, Bcbby Jones, was top- pajamas; others tiistst the only pled from his throne as holder ot ....... the amateur golf championship, four times in the past five years, in the first round of the title tournament by Johnny Goodmiin, youthful Omaha. Ncbr., star. Dr. II. A. Taylor was elected president of the Northeast Arkan- way they can sleep well is "in the raw." A few sleepers insist the only wily lo sleep comfortably Is with I lie fiii;c >ud st-innch down. Others never feel well unless they arc ly- i'-.K on their backs. !>forc (here was suitable Indoor healing, H was custcmnry lo use a "Oh—I like it—it's exciting!" That's liuth Overtoil, daughter ot Louisiana's Swmtor John Overtoil. lalkinR aboul New York, where she hopes to achieve success as a songstress Slie ;id- miltcd only one 'ear of the so- called Sinful Cily—she might lose her southern accent. opportunity lo vote on a county salary act at the November general election, it became known today, (lie final day for filing a petition to have an initiated act placed on the ballot lor the elec- ticn. One Year Ago Europe talked peace today and got ready tor war. American anti-aircraft defenses will be multiplied at least five or six times soon in an effort to make key cities as nearly impregnable as possible from the air, ' sas Dental S;clci-y at semi- warmer. Borne people prefer . yesterday. , _. _ innval meeting Iwld at Big Lake , c'n to-cold bed. "They say Ihey fall ' asleep quicker as they must lie su.. Five Years Ago Mississippi county will fall of an bounce back. The accuracy of a valve grinding J:b can be asceiUiined by dropping the valve inlo ils seal. If It fails to bounce, improper grinding is indicated, since one that seak properly always v.'ill

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