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fAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • , T&& COURIER NEWS CO. • , , - H, W. HAINtS, Publisher ~ . 3. ORAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. KORRIS,'Advertising Manager Sole Nations! Advertising Representatives: Arkansas:Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Sf. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- offlce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917, Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blythevllle, 15c per vreek, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radios Of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months, by'mail In postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10,00 per, payable In advance. Did We Learn Anything? We Shall See! "We learn from history that \vo learn nothing from history." Cynical thinking! But never mind the cynicism. Is it correct thinking? We are going to find out. Once again, the United States is faced with the heavy t;isk of trying to remain out of a widespread European war. As in 191<1, the great majority of the American people want none of it. They feel instinctively that the age-old hatreds which umleHy all Europe's wars are alien to us; that they arc something we have been trying to get away from for generations. Rut like skeletons in the closet of our past, they will not let us be. 11 is tnie that American feeling is much stronger than in J9R Then, most Americans were genuinely indifferent to the bloody brawls of Europe. Now we are not indifferent. We cannot, be. That works to the disadvantage of the effort to stay clear. Against it we must set the advantage that we know more of what underlies these wars; we know more of the deliberate efforts that are made to embroil us. We have the war debt; in 1938 we admitted 182,946 World War veterans to ' hospitali/ation, half of . them neuro-psychiatric. We have not forgotten out 40,000 battle dead, our 90,000 dead of wounds and disease. As the President lias pointed out, we must try resolutely to draw a lino between what we think and what we .ask our government to do. We must look skeptically at -every effort to rouse passion find hatred, and calmly and • even coldly consider what is best for us. us. Thus it seems clear that Anthony Drexel Bicklle, the Philadelphia socialite who 'happens at the moment to he the U. S. ambassador to Poland, has done his country no great service in implying that German aviators bombing Warsaw were- practically aiming at him. It seems that several bombs were- dropped near Biddle's summer home in the Warsaw .suburbs, damaging tne house. Bicldie was quoted as saying that the attack was "deliberate." If by that he means that the Gorman aviators took pains to inform themselves of the location of the BkWlc home/and then aimed their bombs at it with special intent to kill the American ambassador, then the only answer is that any such idea is fantastic. In the first place, we might as well recognize once for all that a bombing pilot, harassed by anti-aircraft fire, can never be sure within a matter of three city blocks just wHat his bomb is going to hit. The hellish part of air bombing is not that the aviators coldly choose hospitals and old ladies' homes for their targets, but simply that when the bomb drops they have only the vaguest idea of where it will fall. It is not ; the deliberate choice of defenseless targets, but the sheer abandoned recklessness of bombing that makes its horror. The United States has the right to expect from its oflicial diplomatic representatives a special wariness against thoughtless accusations and inflammatory talk in general. The wariness is a duty which every American ought to impose on himself. But it is a duty which the government must impose on air those who officially represent it. BLYTHEVILLE, (AJIK.) COURIER NEWS Women /Ire Suit Women In the midst of death there is life. The experience of 19M-1918 showed us that despite all Die horror of war's slaughter, life goes on. People remain people even after most of them are soldiers. The human spirit can absorb only so much punishment. After the cup runs over, it can hold no more. Yesterday's horror becomes the accepted routine of today. , The imminent threat of war has been so long over Europe, that war itself scarcely causes any revulsion. The gas mask has become a commonplace of daily life. Result: a fashionable London specialty shop is now offering gas masks with vanity cases attached. After all, n woman living under the daily threat of sudden death is still a woman, and not a whit less so because the next hour she may be a mangled body lying jn a gutter. Colombia Co-operates The German-started ami piloted Scad- la airlines in Colombia has long been considered a potential'war-time menace to the Panama Canal. It was the pioneer airline of South America, started soon after the World War by veteran German pilots. Colombia, intent on its Iresponsibili- ties regarding hemisphere defense, has -placed control of these airlines under the minister of war "and has announced that it will exact "strictly correct behavior" from all foreign residents. This vigilance is good to sec,, for Colombia plainly is in no mood to allow her soil to be used as a breeding- place for any sort of possible move against either the Panama Canal or any other of the 21 American republics. Every country of the western hemisphere is indebted to Colombia for this vigilant vindication of Pan-Americanism. We denounce Stalin's pacts as an allinncc with Hitter's brutality, as a piece of hypocrisy. —Travers element. Socialist party secretary. Prrslrfciu Roosevelt's policy is onc 0( ' Ulc greatest elements tor world disturbance.- Giovanni Atisnldo, Italian political spokesman I'm 50 happy to he here. Wlien 1 saw tne Elaluc of Liberty, I just crlcd.-Erika Morint, Austrian concert violinist. I SIDE GLANCES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER S, 198'J SERIAL STORY Murder on the Boardwalk BY ELINORE COWAN STONE • — . ***** TT *ill\ COPYRIGHT, 1»>«. NM itRVICe. IMC •l'.,7i ,, " «lnl«n<Nit Mint Mr». I allirrl'n nfiiln;,; r.nrl. Ijcllrvrd Jil<lmi|ird ri ,ei,r.i npo, riifrlnrrrrd Jli»llilir"' W """'"' '* '"" ""'<•. luuiici in (j le victim'* iiucse, CHAPTER. XVI "J/pS. TALBERT did not write this, sir," Jaspar declared as soon as he glanced over the letter which the inspector had handed him. "Someone forged it, an- l ) ?. rentl y to ibrow suspicion on Miss Christine." "But you are sure that Mrs Talbert did write the note delivered to you the night of her disappearance?" • air. I told you that "Wc can play for higher stakes the next time we play bridge—my husband just got a ten-dollar raise." FLAPPER FANNY, By Sylvia , . ...» IUIIA juu Him for some limo Mrs, Talbert had been anticipating an— emergency If I may say so, sir, she seemed pleasantly excited by the idea. In preparation for it she had worked up a— a kind of code; and she had rehearsed me in it. It _ " "We'll go into the code later Tell me what that note said." "It said— on the face ef it of course; sir— 'Am called away on sudden business. Close house tonight; send servants on month's vacation with pay; i, ave a u services discontinued; and deliver keys lo bank. Wait in Surf City foi further instructions.' You see, sir the trick was in the way she formed her letters. For instance if she looped her Ts,' H meant' What Impeded has happened'; "Let's have the note," the inspector interrupted, "or what you understood from it." "Well, what she wanted me to understand first, sir, was that that nols had been dictated by someone else. I also gathered that she was being detained. But Mrs. Talbert must have been hurried or confused. For aside from that I could decode only two words One was 'Boardwalk,' and the olhcr — " MOTORCYCLE roared to a before dead. sea fishing trip, enclosing a check signed by her, in partial payment, and instructing him to cal at the Twenty-seventh street dock oarly (his morning. . . , But long '-"'-" that, Mrs. Talbert was For a moment Jaspar seemed too stunned for words. „ '' Bul - £ir '" lle faltci-cd at Jast Mrs. Talbert doesn't fish.' She never wrote that letter ot hei own accord."' , "I don't think so eitXer. Yet some hours after the murder, Mrs. lalbeil's car. was located, empty and locked, at the Twenty-seventh Street dock. . . . Now, about the time when Mrs. Talbcrt's dead dy ' Vad> Pick<!d ,,n , > "P on the beach with a key- lolder in your hand. "The key-holder turned out to Belong to Mr. Yardley, who two lours before, had been seen hid- ng in a car parked exactly where Mrs. Talberl's was found, waiting —so he said— for -Miss Thorenson. Among the keys was the key to tfrs. Talbert's car. . . . And early ast evening you rowed out to Captain King's launch and spent some time snooping around." "Yes, sir— because I gathered from Mrs. Talbert's note that she either was detained on a boat off the Boardwalk, or expected to be." "But Captain King woke up in time," Inspector Parsons said, "to follow you to shore in his dinghy. . . . You are right about one thing, however: Mrs. Talbert never was on that boat." * « « ]y[R. W1LMET spoke for the first time, his round pink face puckered in bewilderment: "But how can you be sure that Mrs. Talbert wasn't taken to that boat and murdered after this man was there? I understood from the newspaper that one pair of those footprints was hers." "Miss Thorenson is evidently one woman who doesn't run to gossip. You had dinner with her didn't you? . . . Those footprints,' is I told her, did fit Mrs. Talbert's "Can he talk yet?" "Yeah, but he hasn't said anything worth repealin'." THE FAMILY DOCTOR T - «*• ***• U. •. Mt». •*• Drinking Quart of Milk Each'Day , Promotes Growlh, Retards Old Age BV DR. MORRIS FISHBK1N Editor, Journal of the American Medical Associaliohxanri of llygcia, the Health Marine Dietary experts say a quart ct j labua'tory studiesliirt '; milk daily is essential in the did periments lu determine [body. Taken daily, a quart 'Aill make for a better balanced diet. Dr. H. C. Sherman, Columbia Uui- i versity nutritionist, made both OUT OUR WAY of persons up to 24 years of age. 1 A British commission, the Com: mission or the League ot Hati.ns | and various nutrilion groups in the United States back this opinion. Dr. E. V. McCollum, well- j known dietary authority, has I urged the use of this amount, in his writings. . . Milk contributes calcium to the t[m(|m should drink. the op- - he returned he was bnskly sorting a sheaf o£ reports. "Go on," he prompted without Jooldng up. "It was the second word, sir, that was responsible lor my having spent most of Ihe next two days about the waterfront." "And that word, of course, was |boat'," the inspector anticipated. But that launch wasn't abandoned as the newspaper story said, Jaspar. The owner, Cap'- lam Parks, was aboard. He showed us a letter from Mrs Tal- bcit, engaging his boat for a deep- tor one slightly damaged heel" Die! he tell me that bemuse he wanted it repeated? Christine wondered. But the inspector was going on each word dropping like the tinkle of ice, "Mrs. Talbert, it happens, was killed in a wheel chair, h?r body wheeled to the booth and ett there. The Coast Guard found the chair this morning under the edge of the Boardwalk. After a silence -through which his words seemed to echo and reecho, he went on, "The rnan who hart been pushing that'chair has confessed." • ' | "Confessed?" The voice ot Chandra, who until now had remained thoughtfully aloof, rang out, sharjly incredulous. "Confessed," the inspector went on smoothly, ."that the night be- fora the murder, he had lett his chair to join a dice game, and that when he went back t» the place where It should have been, it was gone. When we found it, the number-plates of the company had been removed, so that, in a crowd, it might have passed for any private chair." "But I should think," Bill said, "that the next tide would have carried the chair from beneath the walk and out to sea:" "That was what the murderer thought when he hoisted it over the railing. . . . Perhaps ho was luiTied at the last moment, or—" the inspector paused as if to inspect an idea—"perhaps he didn't know that except for a few times a year, with phenomenally high tides, the water doesn't come up under the walk at that particular point," * -* * CHRISTINE said'in a voice she hardly recognized as her ov.'n, t thought the doctor said she must have been killed before HMO. Up to that time, the Board- valk was crowded." 'That's just the point, Miss ThorcHson—the Boardwalk was crowded. And who, in a crowd ike that, ever looks twice at the man pushing a wheel chair—or at the passenger. Besides, this vas an enclosed chair with sunglass windows. The booth into vhich he wheeled the body to unload it was unlighted, and the point at which the chair was finally discarded is the darkest part of the promenade, where few people walk." Jaspar asked, his face chalk white, "But how do you kno<v that Mrs. Talbert was murdered in that chair?" n "Because," the inspector said, in that chair we found fragments of the spectacles she had- been wearing, and—various indications of violence. That letter to Captain King and the one to Miss Thorenson we found in Mrs. lalbert's pursa—both probably forged as you have not failed to suggest—and , those footprints—" Christine wondered why 'he glanced toward Bill Yardley— "were deliberate attempts to frustrate justice." "If I'd been doing it," Bill put HI, I d have looked to make sure the tide ordinarily came in that far, before I heaved the chair over." Chandra . said very softly, "I Ind it impossible to believe that 'ie did not at least—try to see" (To Be Conlinned) better growth in earlier maturity, dish, should they be eaten with a fork or spoon? 3. Is it necessary Of special interest arc the ob- ., la 1L lm scrvallons made by Dr. Lyriia J. guests at an informal Roberts of (he University of Chi- wedding to wear hats' cngo. She fctmd the daily addition ' ~of a pint of milk to the diets of .. *- M.*.^ -jj t \vjc iui iny we children already receiving one pint daytime wedding? infill rPn ornwf It in time-A n i-,;t^i,, n ., ., , ° induced growth in those children beyond the growth cf /those who did nnt receive the additional pint of milk. The milk supplied many of the dietary essentials. Dr. Roberts, affirmed there is no other sinjle addition that that would have aided us much in quality to the diet with a similar addition of energy value, licsults of many experiments lead authorities to the view that a quart of milk a clay is the best basis for a diet of any growing child, and also an important safeguard for every pregnant and nursing woman. found a quart' a day greatly favors development i and growth in (he aiul im- ! proves health and vigor Ihrou'h- Down Memory Lane out adult Hie. Dr. Sherman said this amount, of milk would actually forestall the advance of eld age in the same individuals tor whom il induced By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with WILL YOU PLEASE GIVE THiSTOMV HUSBAND WHO 15 ON LA.THE •TEN IN ROOM AND THANKS IF VDU JITTERBUGS WOULD LEAD A NORMAL LIPE, THIS WORLD WOULD BS ft BETTER PER TH' REST OF US TO LIVE 1'M A WATCHMAN, NOT A BUTLER, MESSENGER AND VALET! MOW, DON'T ASK ME TO COME OVER AND WASH WEEK'S DiSHES ONE MAN AIN'T ENOUGH PER THESE MODERN SALS —THEY NEED FIVE SIX VEH,WE'D SETTER GIT OUTi. H6J2S~- SHE'S GOT A FLAT TIFJE OUT THERE- LEt HER GVT A COUPLE PASSERSBV IS TO k WHUE SW/VDOW, AMD I'LL- VJASER. THE CAUSE 15 MONOXIDE GAS FROfA •RKTTUNG RHL1C OP (\NI AUTOMOBILE THAT BAXTER \F EL-ECTOUiYVE HAPPENED TO CHOOSE ME TOR CONGRESS, .1 WOULD COMPEL'SUCH SCROOGES AS "BAXTET? TO HAVE THE CAT3BQM REMOVED THE MOTO3: WAR- Ruw\pui THE TROUBLE WITH YOU (S CA-RBOM (M YOUR STOfAACH FROM TOO MUCI-! GASOLINE AT THE OWLS CLUS LAST NIGHT/ UNCLE AMOS, COULD I E A COUPLE OF PANCAKES "FROtA THE. THE .-LATE RISER FRo.vt "FORCE OF HAB'T If) Years A*n William f). McClurkin of Pte.s- r.ott. Ark., has been elected to teach science in the high school. . . . Miss M:nta Hughes, teacher in the city junior high school, received TT 1 Ilcr BS degree at. the George L % llOOplG Peabody colleje at Nashville. Tenii., •*• at the close of the summer session. . . . Mrs. Joe Trieschnran has been elected to the faculty at Central Ward. . . . Miss Mrugaret Pride will go to Walnut tlidge tomorrow where she lias accepted a jXKillon as instructor of English in Hie iu'sii scho:I. . . . Miss Alyce Nelson left Fiidiiy' for Parkin, Ark,, where she is to be a member of the high school faculty this jcar. Pive^Ycars Ago The department of agriculture forecast a c:ttou crop in the United States of 9.252,000 bales. The estimate tor the state of Arkansas was 711.000 bales. The holiday liner Morro Castle, bound home [rom Havana with 558 passengers and crew ab;ard, «a,v .'truck by lightning off the New- Jersey const today and turned Into a flaming holocaust In which men, women and children were Irnwned and burned to death. Mind Your Manners Test youv knowledge ot covresl social usage by answering the fol- lowinai questions, then checking against tlie authoritative answers bel.w: 1 Ho* should one Uis 2 fiKier bosvl? 2. U peas ate seivecl In a separate for women daytime 4. What kind of clothes are suitable for the women guests at a 5. Need one answer an invitation to a large church wedding if he has net been invited to the reception following? What would you do if— You are a young man who has taken your own date and another couple to a dance in your car Would you— (a) Take your date home, and then the others? CM Take the others, and then ynir date? Answers 1. Dip the fingers of one hand lightly and touch the lips- wipe them «Hh the napkin. Then dip the tiixs of the lingers of the other hand and dry on napkin 2. Pork. 3. Yes. 4. Street clothes. . 5. NQ. Best "What Would You Do" solution— (b) is best. Read Courier Ne\i-s Want Ads. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson A HEALTHV NORMAL PERSON /MAY LOSE. 0(= HIS BLOOD WITHOUT A FATAL RESULT. (S1AN1T POLVPHEAAUS AAOTM IS NAMED FOF2. POLYPHEMUS, THE SICILIAN <SIANT IN HOMERS ANSWER: Gulls with Salt Lake Cily, because of the day in I8!a \vlicn they rescued the crops of Mormon settlers Irom invading hordes of crickets. The mission ol San Juan Capisti ,1110. in southern California, is faiuous for the well-timed arrival and departure uf its v.va!lu-.vs. NtXT; Ifotv gUss bottles stir',

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