PAGE P1GHT THE BLYTHEVILLE 'COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. , H Vf. HAINES Publisher "t GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor , SAMUEL r NORRIS, Advertising Manager ^ Sole National 'Advertising Representatives: Arkansas "Dallies, Inp, Ne* York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every 'Afternoon Except Sunday Eri.twed, as jecpnd class matter at the post- office at ^Uj'lhevlllc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, <5cfob«r_.?.'. 1?17. "Served -by the 0filled Press. 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BIythevlllc, 15o per week, or 85c per month. / By nialj, .yithln a radius of 50 miles, $3.00.per year, $1.50, for.six inonths, 75c for three.months, by mall in postal zones.two to six inclusive, '$6.60 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10,00 per, payable In advance. Patience 1 urns to Impatience With a patience almost without parallel in modern times, the United States government lias Waited nearly 18 months 'for settlement of the controversy between the -American oil companies 'arid the Mexicrin government over expropriation of the former's properties in Mexico. It is now beginning-to apply pres- This opeii \voufu! oil the body of orderly international 'relations should be healed as soon as possible, lest it infect the remainder. The U. S. government as such has intervened as little as possible in the controversy, hoping against hope thii.t the two parties to it would be able to settle it themselves. Long-standing cf-. . forts t'o do tins have finally fallen flat, with both sides refusing to consider further a com'promis'e plan now revealed as suggested by 'the State Department itself. Whatever the feelings of the oil companies or of the Mexican administration, the position of the United States government is crystal clear and so thoroughly grounded .in international law and all prececieiits of decent nnfr orderly relations that : it cannot be questioned. It is simply that Mexico has the right to expropriate for its own social purposes foreign-owned oil properties. But such expropriation wilhou't either "prompt, adequate ami effective payment for 'Hie properties taken;'' or at lea'st tangible evidence of the'-will ' to make Such effective payment, is simply confiscation and as such without legal validity. Mexico's position has been that she is engaged in'a "sVeepiii'g social reform progra'm for the benefit of her people, - 'and that the taking over of lire'oil wells was vital to that -program arid Had to be doiie whether payme'nt could be made or not. Very 'we'll. Tlie United States is also - engaged in such a s'ocial program, and if in pursuing it, it should tramp on southern toes, no just protest coiild bo forthcoming from a neighbor who has been extremely nonchalant about where it .-jtopjied in following its 'own chosen path. Government pressure should be applied equally to/both parties. Neither - is without fault. Neither has given - enough though! to the larger aspect of the situation, to the necessity of these two great peoples living peaceably side by side in justice anil amity. The.benefits of restoring these normal relationships .are so great to both parties that neither can a/ford to re- mniji stiff-necked about a matter which should liave i been 'cleared up long ago. Quite possible in this oil situation is a practical, workable compromise that will preserve the essential interests of both the America')] oil companies and the Mexican people. The American people, and we suspect, 'a growing fia'r'l 'of the Mexican people, are beginning to. grow impatient that this be done. They want to resume normal, cordial and neighborly relations. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Canadian Conference Aviation authorities of the United .States and Canada are 'in conference again, this time nominally to decide matters relating to regular air routes between the two cbiiiitries. But it is likely that matters of common air defense will also be discussed! They can scarcely fail to be discussed when aviation authorities of the two countries meet, for the problem is obviously a joint cbio. Especially on Hie West coast, because of the Alaskan outpost, it is inconceivable that an attack on either country ctfulcl fail lo be'of e'q'u'al concern 'to the other. For in these days of air war, an eiieiny air base established in either cdimtry is a direct threat to the other. Thii's hew p'cr'marie'iit air bases with military 'possibilities. to be established by either country will uniloub'tedly be located with a view, to/the common dc- leiise of both. When two countries like the United States 'and Canada neither fcivr nor distrust each 'other, they can work together with a mutual confidence unknown in Europe. Teaching tioriesly Pittsburgh lias seized upon the recent ••suggestion of a Cleveland Grand Jury that more definite moral teaching ought to be a part of public school training. The teaching of honesty stands at tlio head of the Pittsburgh plan for 'character guidance. Rather than by direct "preaching," the teachers* of, Pittsburgh are expected lo ; conduct, 1 their lessons so that students will in their own discussions bring out the homely old fact .that "honesty is the best policy." It is planned to discuss specific problems in honesty which full within the range of -experience of the students, such as altering report-card grades, misrepresenting ages, deceiving parents, Torging excuses ami even "chiseling" on relief. This will be an interesting experiment, for any improvement in morals tllal , can ,. bc brought about will be all to tlie good. It seems certain that if the world's morals were only good enough, most of O 'iir other problems either would be greatly reduced, or perhaps would not exist at all. Tills is sure a tot of -money for a couple oi Indiana fanners lo be kicking nrouml.-wenrtcil Willkic, president of TVA region electric company, receiving govcrhmcni check for $I5,WO,- OCnJ- We spoke about fateful problems.—Kcprc*cn- tative Hamilton Fish (Dcm.-N. Y.). tcllin- ot disciisstons with German Foreign Minister ° von Ribbentrop. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,' 1939 .imi*Hetit*mt.-i* e.- -r.V MO. u. s. PAT. or: "I don't care how long we've bce'n riiarried, don't . , calling me mother." stoirt THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson PERSONS IN THE . SEE THE /Lf/^/- HALF; OF THE ' AT FIRST IN THE, NORTH WE SEE THE WHICH ONE OF THESE STATEMENT POISON GREAT . BLOOD FRQV\ THEIR , . ISJ THE. MOUNTAINS, '' MAY BE AAOVINC5 SIMULTANEOUSLY IN •." .-. -.. . - ^~_~-v_ --- _~^ ANSWER: The porcupine sjaidrncnl is false. A species of African cobra spits venomous spray a .considerable distance, and horned loads, or lizards, actually shoot blodB 'f rorii llic corners' of their eyes. NE ' VT: ''""'' much blood cm a normal person lose without 'dyitij:? OUT OUR WAY Canadian Will jCIose ;; Popular Bird Sanctuary VANCOUVER. B.-C. (UP)—Affer more than nine years of service to the fcnlhcrcd kirigrioiii, one of iCamda's most popular, bird sann- tuaries is to be closed soon. ' I ; Nino years ago Charles E, Jones started a bird saiic't'iiiiry'in Lhe . back yard of 'his suburban "lionic.' Today he has rriore ..than, 4ot) birds In partitioned cages and ' lias taught these wild creatures to take By J. R. Williams .(pod frcm his lips and perch on the .shoulders of strangers. ..."The aviary," Jones said. "Is expanding too rapidly and nccbm- inodatlon is lacking in my back yard. AlsD, I 'would like ; iiiy soils ,who. have been aiding .me in nij ^drk, to seek positiotis h\ an altogether different dir<:;!irMi. Tlieso are the chief reasons for the ..Closure cf the sanctuary, whic rha.5 brought visitors from almosl every part of North _America." i,. The first fireworks, display i "nglnnd was shown in 1600. . i CAN'T SEE WHY . VOU JUMP WHEN VOU COULO SEE AT A, GV-AMCE THAT IT VVAS ONW A HARMLESS GOPHER' SNAKE! \ THE SHftPE OP TH' HEAD.THE WEll_,T CANT UNOER- ,STAM' 'ymv A PUSSON'WWF, A .MIND. L^K, DKT .NEEDS '. A> BODY IF HIS MWP SAVE HIM FOM USIM' IT :COLOR.TH6 TAIL SHOULD TELL VOU. INSTANTLY A RATTLER. - 3. CA.N'T ^iPm: WMIM («UM.«lr.5t \ ^1H»[QU.^Tl|ll^ | j^ I THE COMING 6&MEBMinu - Al. iJ.G'WlVl'ftMJ, OUB BOARDING HOUSE ' vvith Major Hoople EG&.D,TUER6 .GOES/BAXTER'S • i_wt< AGAIN—^ SPOUTIK1G A ' SMUDGE iiKg. A S\AJITC:H ENGIME ' . AMD BUfs.MKE.TWG THE J MEl&WBORHOOt) WITH ."POISOM GAS.' BAH/, now IS A MAM TO SLUfABER,VJITU APIL& OP •RUSTED TIM T?iCTTLiMG OUTSIDE HIS \\JI100W, MAKING WvORE HOIS6 YHW A SCOTCHNAAM VJHO HAS T3EEN SHOUT-CHAMGED/' I fAAJOR,THAT "ROIAA . 'REMIWD • N\E OB , MAH UMCLE : JUTLAND'S .Be-YBMR.V; fxM' ONCE. ] W BOSS CO^E. -ROUM 1 : l ' AW 1 "%eM'ite'rniMK Be~VewRY u IS -BURNIM' -^•>«:.£® _ JN COMES -UP.LIKE THUNDER/ • SERIAL STORY Murder on th% ,,.*'•"•**"'• .*••»•'• n*i»* »t ChKiidra'n koine, (rlcn 1,, pjpl.ln Jj»w Mr«, T«Ib«,( k.d *™t'ti. J'w 'o ttllvtr, tkt bon<. (o qfcrl.- ""!•.. I""|i«tcr l'»r«««», .Wll.ie< a«d Hill arrive, lr«III« B Ckrixliic •""•JUKk I.uc«lf. Su.vJcIun <uro. 011 Chandra. Mr», 'rnlhcrt »» l.,t «em romliiK oul of hii «lu«lo, CUAPTEE XV "J TAKE exception to that 'last seen,' Inspector," Chandra said coolly. "However, it is e'n- .lirely triic that Mrs. Tal&erl iva's with me that night for an ho'ur or more." "Arid afterwards," Inspector Parsons continued, "so far d's I can learn, she was riot'seen until Her dead body was found." , "But, early this mornirig," the clairvoyant pointed dut, "Her car was also found — parked ji/st across, the Boardwalk from Uie 27th sfrc'et dock. . .. Are you suggesting that after I had \var ; ned Miss Thorenson wlierc to look fdr the bonds I, myself, had sto'ie'fi, I slabbed her co'usln—with a da'g- gei- .that anydne in Surf City could identify as rnine—and was ; a!so irnbecile enough 'to leave her 'car parked just a'round the corner Iroro my own studio?" "What I'm suggesting is that you know a lot rriore about this business, fhan you found 'it Convenient to fell me this mprmrig." . "Now we're-getting somewHere,' Inspector. Because I krioiy.'a lot more about fliis business than I did Ihis'morni'rfg." Chandra tu'rhe'd i to Jispar, w'h'6 .stood, 'glancing (vi'th , a white, trapped look from • orie to IKe other. "This, my.friend," he said, "is now a police affair in spite of any- filing you can do. You rftust 'disregard Mrs. Talbert's wishes." "Wishes —what Wishes?" Inspector Parsons snapped. "When. Mrs. Talijcrt began to suspect that she was in.'danger-' she. instructed. Mr, Jaspar that no matter what happened he must not call the police." "He fold you that!" "Mrs. Talbert told 'me thai—the last time she came to consult me." "So she came to you for advice —the night before her death—and tlie best you could do was to let her get herself murdered, without any warning—and yq'u supposed to be the slickest medium in the country!" * * » 'pHANDR'A'S hands moyed in a ^ gesture of defeat which, even to Christine's unsympathetic eyes seemed starkly sincere. "Mrs, Talncrl," ho said, "was a woman of several fixed ideas. One, which grew on her as she got older and more eccentric, was the belief that, single-handed, she could ouiwit the world arid 'the devil." "That's ,a y/eakness that seems to run In the family." The inspector glance?! toward Christine. , "Perhaps"—Chandra's smile was enigmatic—;'ybu are more righl than you,guess, /nsiie'ctpr. . . . Another of her peculiarities !was that she thought police are all a set of clumsy. Bunglers. . . . l am setting forth.Mrs. Talbert's viewpoint, of course,. riot my "bVvn. Otherwise, I .s'lioiildn/t be advising Mr. Jaspar to tell you What he's told .me." , . ; "Well," the inspector's tone was uncompromising. "I'm lislenihjf, He'd better make.It 'good." He giSnc'e'd'afourid'at the others, , "You .might.'as Well sit down, since you're all in this from the ankles up." . . .So they did sit •down—Mr. Wil- rhet, obviously seeth'irig with 'cijri- osi.ty and afraid that the -inspector rnight chan'ge his m'irid, stiimbiing over;a 'stool in his 'e'/TorVto flhd a eliair without making hfriiself conspjctious. 'And Jaspar beian his story all. over 'again. . When he came to the part atio'ut leaving, the bonds in Chris'tme's room, the inspector tvnMed fbSvard Christine arid then tqwa'r<i Jaipar with.fr'o\yning att'entipn, 'Snd Christine recalle'd iliricdrnfortably his words 'of that morriirig: "Perhaps it was eyeri someone .who counted on your ke'sping 'trie'm safely lor hjm." , 'A little ( later lie interrupted ''it Mrs. TaJbert had let the police go aK^d-wKeh. that, young man was kidnaped, she might haVe ; gbt sOrnething for.her money besides a heartache.afld a crop of mistead- In'g and conflicting clews. First the boy was, supposed to have been carried 63 and 'drugged in his p*n car; later it looked 'as if he had Been decoyed into the swamp and drowned in -'a 'quicksand* I can't recall all the stories; but there's me thing certain: som'eohe who mew the family well was back of •hat. ... By the way, you were employed, by Mrs. Talbert then, .00, weren't you, Jaspa'r?" "Yes, sir.". Jaspar's eyes rnet tlie inspector's with the calm of desperation.. "But there's one rumor you may not have heard, Inspector,":Chandra said quietly, "that Earl Talbert was riot really Kidnaped at all; but that he engineered the whole affair himself, 'and collected the ransom. I happen to know that there have been a number of checks forged on Mrs. Talbert's account that have never been run to their source. I Have information, that Earl Talbert, under another name, spent several years'in a California prison; arid I have' had a feeling, from time to time, that Mrs. Talbert,' 'tieYstff, 'was sure that he ,was "still alive." -* t • AFTER a mus/q'g Silerrce, the in- specter asked, "Jusl how old was this boy when he disappeared?" ,."He was in his 'first year >t. college." Jaspar hesitated an<l then went on,'"I .'have been fold that he was about to be expelled. . . . A—a matter of a forged check, sir.? "A young man ot that age could have changed —perhaps beyond recognition—In 12 years," the inspector said reflectively. ... Christine wondered if she only .irrfa'g- ined Ih'at he glanced toward Bilr. . . "Well, -'go on, 'Jaspar." , "Well, sir, Mrs. Talbert had gone out in her car. I was always 'worried when she went 'out alone at night, because,it was'generally known-that stie 'of ten'carried >'al- u'alples on her pWsdn, sorrieljrries large su'rtis of money., sKe's.'do'ne *!).?£. e 'ycr since so mafiy bank's closed some. yCiirs a'g'O. 'And o'nly the .'day before, she Had .taken those bonds. I left with Miss Trior- ens'bn.'ffom trie tank." "Did, Mrs. Talfiert' h'ave anything, of,value wife'her when she dis'a'p'pe'ai'ed?" h'e asKed. .."Mrs. Talbert;" Jaspar answered after a. brief hesitation,- "carried in.her. briefcase,?xact facsirniles of those, bonds. She had had them made .by-^a person wh'p.,'was clever at that sort .of work'in anticipation. - of : .-just some such thing as'happened. ,lt 'was Mrs. Talbert's idea 'of a joke,'sir," 'Jaspar explained. "You see,.'she'd spent a lot of money trying to 'get Mr. Earl back, gh'e said that.if she was abducted, too, the joke was'going to Be on the people who collected tlie ransom." Someyyh'ere. in fee room someone drew 'a, sharp, hissiiig breath, ^The inspector'did not glarice'up; e made iio comment. Yet wh'eh -e. sppk'e, Christine, knew.that h'e felt as sure as sKe did that.'spme- wh'ere in that .group sat Cousin Emma's, murderer. "Go on, Jaspar," he prompted... "Well, sir, about. 9. o'clock tlie doorbell rang. When I answered, 't was a special delivery'messen- ger. I carried the .'letter to the light and .saw- that it ,<vas ad- dresed .to me—in Mrs.' Talbert's handwriting." - . . , . , ' "So you are prepared to identify Mrs. Talbert's writing?" ''Oh, yes'indeed, sir." L Inspector Parsons 'took an 'e'n- yelope from his pocket 'arid passed :t 'to -Jaspar. ' - . • "This is'addreEsed to MIss'tKbif- ensdn, -you notice, apparently ;by tier cousin.,;,We found it in Mi's. Talbert's. purse." (To Be ; C6riliriflefl) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Try Painting 3's, 61; Counting Sheep If You Have Trouble Alluring Sleep Last of four articles on sleep !IY nil. MORRIS FisilBEIN Editor, Journal of the American M.cilica 1 Association, anil «f Hygeia, the Health Magazine * * » As early as 1834 on'expert found a .person changes his sleepin^ po- litions. frequently, during the night. With the development, of the motion .picture, and iiHtable liiniiig leviccs, studfo .have . been made Vhich. establish definitely the fact hat no normal person sleeps "lite i log," but thai/all, of us change nir positions frequently durin» leeping hours. If we remain top long lu one pcsition there Is likely to be a feeling of discomfort and stiffness ii'hlcli disturbs sleep.,This happens particularly with people who are exceedingly tired when they go to bed or with people who have taken encugh alcoholic liquor to make them semi-conscious. U is desirable to have Uie air in the room sufficiently cool because too much warmth and humidity Interfere with sleep. It is well to have the "air mildly in motion, but n draft will interfere with sleep. «•• * * A quet'ioii of more importance is whether anyone should sleep alone or whether the bed shcnld be shared by two people. Apparently ^onie people sleep better double and 'others single. This indicates thai habits are cf the ut- mosti importance in relationship to sound sleep, . Some, pe.ople .insist that, exercise Biilore,.going to bed makes uicm rest, better. 'Sipie. practice ' breath- Ins exercises before .an.open window, others practice compiete relaxation. These factors again indicate that there Is no absolute rule for every 'person and that the establishment of a good routine Is of the utmost importance. Tlie psychology of falling ssleep has brought'on a number of formulas like tlie counting of sheet). Oth'er :rttu.ats .suggested, .include the repetition Of pr'avers, the iiam- ing of large numbers of anliiials or objects in certain classifications li. c., everything made of wcod, every animal that walks on four feet) or any oilier routine and monotonous, task, .'One . psychcloglsl 'suggests that all one has to do is to paint a large imaginary figure "3" ou an imagi- nary wall by means of an imagi-. nary brush and a can .of imaginary, white paint. He 533*5. th'al anybody: who has painted three of these "3's" will shortly find it impossible to stay awake. You -can easily, imagine -why. • • -. • • Dr. Kleitman finds that prncli-! callj-.aU.th.at,has,been really.learn- ed, about the hygiene .of •sleep is' that. the. adaptalion'dt.thc body, to 1 a 'regular 'rhythm of sleeping and wakcfulness .In the 24-hour cy.cle' cf-day .'and. night is an individual affair; that it depends on.the.mindl to a large extent for its establish-, rncnt, and mainlenaricc; and that the development of regular habits with tespect to the activities of the waking hours, as. well as those of sleep, is mcst significant .in falling asleep promptly and in sleeping restfully. their bivn marriage. 3. No. 4. No. 5. No. Best - "What Would You Da" solution— (b). • Memory Laiie Mind Your Matriiers ^rcst your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the" atith'tSfitaiivc answers below: , ... I. Is the wedding ami:unccment of a young- widow trie same as for a first marriage? .2. If the .Vieipw. Is mlddlc-agcd. how is the announcement worded? ,, 3. is it a.good idea.f;r.a divorced wombn to send out announcements of her second jijarriage? 1. If the. groom has been di- vcrced, is it incorrect for the.bride's parenls to send out annoimce- hicnts? 5. Are announc6ni6ftts ever sent to those who have been invited to the wedding? ; ' What, would you d:- If— You receive, a wedding annouiice'- liteiit and really dP nolwaut to send k gift. Would you— <a) Feel that you.must, since feu receives aiv.'announcemerit? '(b) Not lee), obligrated, .since you did not receive an invitation? Answers .1. Yes. With xitle exception—her married name' i^ .used, like .this: "Mr. and Mrs. John 'Rabies Smith Ii'avo the .liaior. to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ellii' beth SmiUi Jones," 2, The bride ajid groom announce .. ...... '10. Years Age New'Orleans awolje today; to face orie .of,.the most disastrous floods m all. its'.'history, .'due to excessive rainfall . ... . .with no relief, in 'sfglit and .snow, failing in rjcnver and other parts.'of the'Rocky Mountain' 'region the adve_ht 'of .winter today "assumed a'ciegfee cf ce'r- .tainfy. Temperature^ 'ran frorn. 24 .to 139... .:.: the ma'xirnUrn leiripeVa- ture In • Blytricviile 'yesterday 7 as ;87.' : •'•... . •,,;',. ,,_. • . ... fire Vear.5 Ago .,A. complaint.chai^iifV that elimination 'of illegal. Cotes would : give .Addisoiv Smith a majcrity of rriore than 250D .vole's.over. Hugh 'Craig in the 'August 28 niii-oir primary .for circuit court clerk, and asking that Sniilh' be decla'red the nominee,' Vas'lo be filed this afternoon in circuit court, at Osceola. . , One Vear Ago. ...Tiie race track at the Mississippi bounty fair grounds Is to 6e lighter) f ? r . night racing, it was announced today by 'the .recently , organized Riding &'privinit'Club : wh.ich sppn- sprcd tlic.raising cf 'siifncient funds to carry out this long-Vaiited project. The 17 new Navy bombers ordered out of Sa'n Dlejo en short notice yesterday, landed in Honolulu today Just 17 hours and jb minutes after their lake-oil in the United States.' Home Exercise .Proves . Aid to School Girls AUSTIN. Tex. (UP)-Home exercise,, p.itis a !i.Ul,e..5upervisi6n. 'will .improve the pcslure of two-thirds of Ihe nation's women, University of Texas physical education experts have decided. Lorame Woolman conducted-experiments en, girls at the South Park iilgii school in.-Beaumont last vrai.ter: and,;found,that .73'-pcr cent of the students who followed m, . regular.. ..course . of exercise sncwed, distinct improvement: in their carriage. Miss Woolman conducted her experiments 'as part of 'her. work for a master's "degree -'thesis. Twenty ;cciituries ago, Eratos- tiienci, Greek astrononier.. c|lcu- lated the eartli's 'Clfcumference as about 25,000 miles. It actually measures 24,69!}.
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