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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 9, 1939
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P AGE POUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ._ " ' THB'COURIER NEWS CO. «.' W,' HAINES; Publisher 1 J. GRAHAM StmBUBY, Editor SAMUEL ^.,NOREIS,' Advertising Manager •BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS - Bete National Adv«rtising Representatives; Artcans«s Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, .Detroit," St. Louis, Dall«s, Kansis city, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second • ciiss matter at the post- office At BlythevUle, -Arkansas, under »ct of Congress, October 9, 1917. ' • . « Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION By carrier In Ihe City of BlythevlUe, 15o per v;eck, or 65c per month. By mull, within a radius of BO miles, $3.00 per year, $1.M. for six months, 76c for three months, by mail In postal' zones two to six Inclusive, *S.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable In advance. What War Means It is hither appalling lo see Uio thoughtlessness with which many people say, "Oh, yes, I suppose we'll be in it sooner or later." Scarcely one of these persons has given so much as'a thought to what war would really mean lo every man; woman, and child in America, even to those not called to military service. 'Already the British know, though few British soldiers have, seen action, and London remains imbonibed as yet. Passage of the universal national service registration has brought it home to them. If any did not know what war was going to mean, they know now. ' Every man, woman, and child in Britain is to be registered and given a card. That card will be an important and necessary document. For military service, for food allotments, for claims to benefits under any o!' the war enactments, insurance and the like, the card will be necessary. For re-uniting families torn apart by war's terrors, it may be useful. It is the final degradation of human beings into serial numbers. It is to the civilian what the "dog tag" was to the World War soldier. l The Ministry of Labor has been given full power to control employment. Employers cannot hire or rchire em- / ployes without the ministry's consent. Not a single British labor leader would have voted for any such measure in peace times. It gives the government . a control over the life of the ordinary . ! man which must be the envy of_HiUev • and Stalin. , .". ' ; DavJd Kirkwootl, Laborite loader, protested that "the worker has suspicion that under the cloak of patriotism employers can take advantage of a lower standard for labor . . . the worker holds so much more than death the right to say whether he should work for this or another individual." So he does, but no matter now. This is war. If men arc to bo ordered into machine gun fire, who shall say they shall not be ordered into the machine shop or the. harvest lickl? If men are to give their lives, who shall say they shall not give their money? In Germany, income taxes have already been upped 50 per cent, and it is death lo listen to a radio program from abroad. In all the war-afflicted countries the cost of living is already restively beginning to scramble upward." But there are no wage increases- in sight to compensate. • Price-fixing is endeavoring, vainly as always, lo close the gap. What does it all mean? It means simply that millions of people in Europe have allowed thernselves to be maneuvered into a position i» which they have no alternative but to become for an indefinite period just numbers on a card, Human beings ought not to be mere chess-men, pushed helplessly about Die checker-board of the world. Let no man say resignedly, "I suppose we shall," but rather say, fiercely, "Who says we must?" and "Why?" /Vo. Censorhij) Presidential Secretary Stephen Kaf- ly ha.s clarified his statement that the President does not intend to impose any censorship of prcs.s or radio "for the present at least." H e meant, Early explained later, "unless the United States goes to war." Well, that makes it clear. Everybody already that in case of war all the accustomed liberties of free speech and the free printed word, as well as a lot of others, would go down the drain. ' The assurance thai there, are no such plans at present is good. But with the eternal vigilance that is the price of liberty, Americans will do well to watch closely for any infringement on it. Meanwhile, they can do much to prevent consideration of any such steps by accepting the responsibilities of speech and print and using neither for uuneulral purposes. No matter what individuals 'think within themselves, the country is neutral; and unnculral action ought lo be encouraged by no , one. Bombs For Rice There is nothing like a young mar-- ried couple getting the right start in - life—a start that will properly .'iiaher, , in their probable future. Thus, in a 'sense, the young Polish couple who were married in Chelsea, England, the other day arc to be.con- gratulated. Just as the ceremony was finished, an iiir raid warning sounded. Everybody ducked for the shelters, mid the newly niarriod pair'Spent the i,first 10 minutes of their honeymoon <•' "in a 'bombproof shelter: beneath tile" registrars-office.' • ., The shower of rice which used to be the portion of the newly married has been replaced in-today's world by a shower of shrapnel. This lone Polish couple stands as a sort of symbol for a whole generation. > • SO THEY SAY When I can't get whiskey, I take coffee. When I can't gel coffee,' I take water-but not very often.—James Murphy, Albuquerque, N. M., octogenarian. * + * Whether Europe Is to be ruled by force, or whether aggression is to bo chcched-these'are the true Issues al slake today.—Anthony Eden. * , * * Democracy is not government by the mob. —President Nicholas Murray Uuller O t Columbia University. '••'.«• We abhor war iimi protest against it.—William Green. A. F. of L. president. * T * An f mud? If not, why? Why?. Why?—Ueorge Bernard Shaw. SIDE OUNCES by G&Ibra'rth "Old Fop over there mighl know the road to Mid-vale— •lie's such a Jibber, though, 1 wouldn't believe him!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD THE <3L/V5S ACTS AS A LIGHT- <3ATHI=RiNe LENS UNDER THE RAYS OF THE SUN. ion. ii« BC'XEA swncr. me. COMES FROM ASKUTASGJUASH, A MOHICAN . NAME FOfZ. '<"""'• THIS VEGETABLE. TWO SPORTS IN WHICH EACH HAVE BEEN ENGAGED. ANSWER: The eagle slioolcr, hunting or golfing; the man who bagged the turkeys, bowling or hunting, and the man who sol the double, bowling or baseball. NEXT: The world's stiflesl whiskers. Shape of Head Declared ' To Affect Mind Processes AUSTIN, TDX. (UP)-Dr. Karl Buehler. former professor ct psychology at. the University of Vienna, believes llierc is a definite relation between the shape of a man's head and the working of his mlixl. Dr. Buehler, a dcctor of philosophy and medicine, has lectured at several American ; universities, including the University of Texas. Certain mentn! (raits have a definite relation lo a person's physique, he said, and mentally diseased persons can be identified by their body structures. SATURDAY,' SEPTEMBER 9, 1939 Murder on the Boardwalk BY ELINORE COWAN STONE % *"**'* x - eo^vmiwr. i«»». nr* «r«vie«. IMC LOYALTOff, Ncv. (UP)—Deciding that Lpyaltcn girls arc "too expensive" as dales, 33 boys signed n strike agreement, to withhold all dates until Ihe girls have learned their lesson. The first to break the agreement is pledged'to "treat," the remaining 32. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplo H6!?S'S VOUR &I6 CHANCE! IF YUH WANWA MIX PLEASURE WITH WORK., WM7 RIGHT HERE TILL I COME BACK WTO YOUR. WASHRA& ' TOWEL! LOOK, MACK.' SITTING BULL IS HOW VA M FIGURE EGAD/ WHAT AM EARTH-SHAKING IDEA/ MY WORD.' WHY OlOM'T t TWMK OP M BEFORE/ AS SIMPLE AS FALLING OUT OF 6E.D,YET THE MO5T A9TOUMQWG SCIENT\-FIC ' .'MY GUESS IS THE OLD "BOY 15 HAVING A HANGOVER, ~PROBP>BLY THE 'TELESCOPE TO CAPTUftS THE X' LOO&E TACK SECRETS OF THE STAWS.'UcvR-RUMPH? \( IM TW 1 OUW ? VJOW'T "B^TER BE STUPEFIED WHEN ME LEARNS TH/XT'HIS ANTIQUATED SAME' ME , FOR &,'<>A\H:\OW- DOLLAR COMMODITY/ &M UNCLE-VJUO USED TO GET THAT -T?1GVD LOOK WUEM ^r*lrnlnrt Inspector I' Em" 1 !*, "'"' *""• '''»">«< wa« Jilllril („ „ H-liti'l clmlr. on (he IKirirdirulk, MjiK the murderer knd Moli'n the chnlr, ivheflu Ms vU- "nv to tin. »(M,lIo, piislivil (be <'linlr off (hp iiroiiinindc. lie mnde ime Mill, .Mil- <I<1<- dlil iioC curij- tlie c'linfr uut to «ra. CHAPTER XVII "r~)OES it occur lo you, Inspector," Chandra went on —still very stiffly—"thai there arc interesting similarities between Mrs. TalberlV abduction and that o£ her nephew?" "Just what do you mean?" "In the case of Earl Talbert, also, there were threatening notes. In that ease-, loo, the victim was :it first Ihought lo have been kid- naped, ami perhaps murdered, in his own car. In that ease the victim had been drugged—or so it was made to appear. . , . And that case was confused by misleading attempts lo incriminate others—as in this one. Captain King, Miss Thorenspn and I have all been deliberately involved," "Don'l you think you're crowding (his hunuh of yours about the nephew's licing alive? You would not push it so far, I suppose, as to suggest thnt Mrs. Talbert kid- naped herself?" "Only far enough !o suggest that Ihe two abductions were planned by the same mind—according to a similar pattern. . 1 think, Inspector, that the time lias come to confess that Mr. Jaspar has not been entirely Irank with you. I happen (o know" ihc clairvoyant ignored the butler's startled outcry—"that he has some evidence that ought to help." Christine was the only one in a position to watch the medium after he had stopped into the alcove where his de.5k stood. It seemed lo her that he fumbled unnecessarily long in an upper drawer before he came back and handed the inspector a folded sheet of paper. .' At length the inspector said, "Perhaps wa might, pass this around. Someone might—have a suggestion." He ^handed the paper fo Bill, who read it and passed it without comment fo Jaspa'r. Jaspar adjusted his glasses and scanned the paper with slarllcd attention before he put -it into Christine's hand. » * * 'EMOVING the.sun glasses she L still, wore, Christine thought, after a first glance, This is impossible. . . . Yet as she read on, fragments oE conversation, strange encounters, bits of. coincidence which had seemed entirely normal happenings tumbled about in the chaos of her memory. With shaking, fingers she passed the sheet to Mr. Wilmet R The little man also adjusted his glasses, lilted the paper to a more favorable light, and perused it slowly, nodding once or twice as he did so. "t think Mr. Chandra Is right, Inspector," ho said. "This should hove been handed to you at once." Whatever Christine had expected, it was anything but 'this. For the paper, written in a small, but clear script, with ink barely dry had read: "You tuill find thai one person m this room will be unable to read (liis. lie will prefend to, and may offer some harmless comment; because 0} all those here, he cannot allow it to be guessed that his vision is very bad. He toil! hatie no reason to suspect that this is not actually one of the messages lie scut to Mrs. Tatbert. The paper and the arrangement on. the sheet are identical with those o/ one of the extortion notes Mrs. Talbert showed me. . . . Ifaue you ?ioticcd that Mr. Wi!met stumbled in /mtlinp a chair, and almost jell over a footstool?" "You are right, Chandra," the inspector said quietly. "The report that came a few minutes ago from Mrs. Talberl's oculist makes it clear that the fragments of lens we found in that wheelchair did not come from her spectacles. . . You are all wearing glasses — or Miss Thorenson was. Mr. Wilmet" — his voice dropped into a pool of silence— "we'll begin with you. Of course you won't mind giving us the name of your specialist?" "Why, of course." Mr. Wilmet looked startled but entirely confident. "I've got my glasses from (he same man for years." "But not those glasses," the clairvoyant said softly. "Naturally, people with vision as poor as yours always carry an extra pair for emergencies. You had yours with you, if you recollect, when you came to my studio on Ihe afternoon before Mrs. Talbert's murder. Probably, since you are above everything else an opportunist, it was pure inspiration that made you slip into your briefcase that dagger you had seen me wearing while Miss Thorenson drew my picture, and which you guessed hundreds of people would be ready to identify." "Inspector," Mr. Wilmet broke in, "this man must be crazy!" pEKHAFS." tone was The inspector's dry. "Let's see just how his madness will carry him." I wear that dagger only on parade," Chandra went on^. "When you came, it was lying an a low table near the chair you took. 'I didn't miss it till some time aflcr you went. , , , No doubl I should have notified the police'at once. But how could I guess that ii would be used to commit a crime?" . "I thought you called yourself a medium?" Mr. Wilmet looked toward the inspector for' applause. "That's what the inspector calls me. I call myself a student'of human nature. You see, I make it my business to remember things other people hardly notice. . • . And among other things, Inspector, although I have seen Karl Talbert only twice, I recall certain peculiarities which were common to both him and his aunt. They were both superstitious. "The first time I saw Ear! Talbert, a few days before he—disappeared—he eame to consult me because—he said, he had dreamed that he was in great danger. I saw no threat for him—he went away reassured that his scheme would work. "The second lime I saw him was yesterday, when our Mr. Wilmet came here, also apparently fo consult me about his warning dreams. Perhaps that was what he really wanted at first; but after I had again reassured him, and he had gone, t found my dagger gone, loo. Now"—• "Just a minute!" the inspector cut in. "Are you identifying this man as the person who stole your dagger?" "I don't think that will be necessary, Inspector. Before we are through, he will identify himself, . . . You see, Inspector, poor eyesight was another peculiarity common to Mrs. Tnihert and her nephew. At 10, Earl Talbert had Ihe vision of a man of 60." "Inspector," Mr. Wilmet burst out, "this man's practically admitted,that he doesn't know who took his knife. There were a dozen people here that afternoon." "That is true," Chandra said gently. '.'But only one of them wore lenses like the pair you dropped from your pocket. No wonder you found it impossible to replace them immediately after you broke the others in that wheel chair." He look a spectacle case from his pocket-and passed it to the inspector. "I think," he said, "that when you have these lenses compared with the fragments you took from the chair, you will find that they are identical." "Well, there won't be any question about whose these are when we get into touch with the optician," the inspector said. He glanced at the label inside the case and. seemed about to add something. _Then he broke'off. (To Be Concluded) ' 7,'", • THE FAMILY DOCTOR Mortality Kale Drops as Incubators Breathe Lii'c Into Premature' Babies BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal cf Ihc American Medical Association, and of Hygcia, the Health Magazine Babies rarely survive if they weigh less than 2.2 pounds, or 1000 grams, at birth. Not long ago a newspaperman railed me up ID ask if it is true that more tiny babies are being born now than in the past. The number of babies born prematurely or small is-no greater how than formerly, ft. is. in fact, much smaller because of the advances cf modern obstetrical science. We heir much more about such babies because newspapers discuss .such subjects now while they formerly did not do so. U is no* possible to save the live> :f such babies in fur greater numbers than was formerly possible. There arc records of the survival of large numbers ot babies who weighed less than 1 2.2 pounds at Ihe. lime, they were b:ru. Since Ihcsc show such babies catch up with normal babies by the time they are sis months lo a year of age. every possible effort is made lo save their lives. Use ot the baby incubalor, breathing cxvgen mixed with carbon dioxide, feeding of mothers' milk and application of other developments of m:dern medical science let. these babies survive to become healthful children ami adults. The bitth Ls reported ot a baby weighing only 1.6 pounds, or 133 grains. By the time this baby was I year old it weighed 17 pounds and, five ounces. * - * * Acc:rdi!is to statistics of the Children's Bureau, 5 per cent, or 1/20IU of 23.000 babies born alive recently In this country were pre,- mnturely born. In the city of Chicago 4 per cent ot 07,000 babies born alive in 1936 and 1931 were reported prematurely b:m. This Indicates about 85,000 babies are bom every year in the United States in advance of the time when Ihry should arrive. They are tinder- weight and undersized and demand special medical nllcntion if they are to survive. The first step in Ihc survival of surh a baby Is to regulate the body 'heal. Old-fashioned incuba- l:is have b«en replaced by modern, electrically healed beds in which (he temperature is reiu- htEd by a thermostat. Portable incubators ' hive been developed so thai the baby can be put al- most immediately after birth into such a device and then-be taken to a hospital. Authorities are agreed that me tiler's milk is the best possible food for premature babies. In most cities arrangements are non- made to obtain this type for all premature babies. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge <f correct social usage by answering the following questions. . then checking against ihc authoritative answers below: !. Is "Glart lo know ytu" a correct acknowledgement of an introduction? ' 2. fs it correct to say "Mr. Bro'.vn, this is Miss Smith. We went to c:llege together"? 3. Should you introduce two strangers' and then without- telling them a word about each other or start a conversatiin yourself, walk off and leave them to carry on from there? '1. Where two women of about the same age are introduced and c no is sitting, is it necessary for her to rise? 5. If a stranger holds open a heavy floor for a uonmn, should she thank him? , What would you da If—', You are shopping, and though the clerk shows you everything In stock, you do ii:t find what yoii want. Would yoii— ' '" .. la) Thank'her.'for her trouble? (b) ComplRfn because she doesn't have what you want? (c) Tell her she hasn't what yc'U want and , leave! Answers 1. NO. . ; 2. No. "Miss Smith, tilts Is ifr. Brown. Betty and. I went to college together." •3. No. •l.''No. ffot unless the woman sitting is the tKsless-rOr is in her own office. . ~ ,5. Yes. Best "What Would You-Do" solution—(a). . For proper combustion, each gallon of. gaspline burned in an au? Umcbsie requires 911 amount of air equal to'thai contained in a room 10 feet square and .12 .feet high. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ajo Pcoti. Karris of Memphis arrived last night to be the local manager of the Newburger Cotton Company • . . D. H. Blackwood of Little Rock is spending the week-end in Blytheville . . . Paul Haaga returned !asl night front two weeks spent in Memphis . . . Paul RCK>- enthat spent Sunday in Memphis . . . E. p. Belt was elected president of the Southeast JVfissotiri Photographers Association at Caps Girardeau yesterday. Five Years Ago Jimmy Tipton. Blythecille lii^h school graduate and grid star, stands out as the best sophomore center in the University of Alabama grid cnmp this fall. Tiulon faces the serious task, .though, of beating out two varsity pivot men. Kay Francis and Joe Dildy, if lis is to gel the nod from Coach Frank Thomas in many games. One Year A?o The five white public schools cf Blytheville were dismissed today nl noon because of the intense heat cf the past several days which has marie studying almost impossible. This morning's high temperature of D8 degrees caused the decision. Clock Winder Works Weekly For Collector BOSTON (OP)—Clocks and time arc'almost sjiionymotis to most people .but not to Charles K. Mills. Me has the clocks—more than 100 of them—but he hasn't the time to keep them wound. Collecting clocks is a hobby with Mills, a busy Boston market man. One day each week a specially- hired man goes to his office full of clocks and winds and winds. •Some of the timepieces'are cen- turies'old and considered valuable by • authorities. Two old Dutch decks in Mills' collection were made Just after Christian Huygens Invented the pendulum In 1658. Many of his clocks not only tell the time but give the day of the week nnd the month. The New, York World's Fair wanted to exhibit Mills' clocks but transportation problems "were too great. Says the hobbyist: "It was out of the question. It wculd be necessary to disassemble everj' one of them, and reassemble them at the fair grounds. Some of I hem are EO precious that they would, have lo be carried by taxicab." Read Courier News VTant Ads.

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