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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 11, 1939
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"fAGE'pOUB' THE BliYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO. , ; • ,' . H. W. HAtNES, Publish* V- , i. GRAHAM SPDBURY, Editor ' SAMUEL F, MORRIS, Advertising M»n«g«r ', Sol* Nation*!'Advertising Representatives: Arkansas^DtiUies, inc., New York, Chicago, De. , troit, St.'Louis, Dallas, Kainas City, Memphis. ' Published' Every Afternoon Except Sunday En«re<J as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October ?, 191,7. Served b>- the United Press, SUBSCRIPTION RATES By\<arrler.ln the .City of Blythevlllc, 15o per \ieek, OT 65o per month. . By mall, itfUhin a radius of BO'miles, $3.00 per year, »1.50:for six months, Ite for three mouths, by mail In postal zones lv/o to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; In tones seven and els' 11 , $10.00 per, payable in. advance. We, Forget Lest we Jet out- sentiments for cer- tain'participants in (he current European war run away with us it might do well .to give attention to the unpaid "war debts" of European nations to the United States. In the manner of Congressman 13. 0. "Took" Gftthinp/s of West "Memphis who spoke at the American Legion Hut here yesterday we might even indulge in a little wistful wishing thai Ihe countries across the ocean make some effort to pay something on account i when they come seeking supplies of various kinds if and when the United States changes ;t s neutrality law to a "cash and carry" policy. Of course we are practical enough to realize as a matter of fact, and we think Congressman Gainings recognizes the same fact, that nations now /engaged'in what may .well develop into a death struggle are not going to suddenly start making war debt payments at a time when they would throw every resource into the struggle. Unless only . by doing so •could they receive further help. So we really don't anticipate any payments on account but the old war debt problem is a very good reason why the United States must deal on ;\ "cash and carry" basis with all belligerents. On June 30, 1938, if our informal ion • is accurate, ' 17 European countries owed the United States the sum of , §10,270,339,017 principal on debts from the World War era. But even though this figure is staggering the irony Becomes even deeper when we realize that the total principal loaned the European nations was §13,007,010,873. About six years or more ago all of these debtor nations, with the exception of little Finland, caused payment of either principal or interest. So before we spill too many tears over the European struggle and work •ourselves into a condition where we' cast reason aside let us brush up on the cold facts of the past World War. When we think of billion dollar relief .programs and billion dollar aniia- incfnt builtliiw programs we realize that our government is making enormous outlays. When we pause and remember that more than ten billions of dollars are still owed the United Stales by European countries and that except in the minds of some dreamers, that debt for practical purposes is already "written ofl"; with no hope of recovery, we can readily see why the United Stales should not finance another European war. We do not believe we are lacking in OUT OUR WAY patriotism when we insist that the United States should not finance another war and that the blood of Americans should not be spilled on foreign soil. Part Of The Price That the United Stales should fall heir to much of the trade abandoned in South America by European nations which have gone to .war seems inevitable. The recent action of the government of Salvador in canceling contracts with German linns for highway and building projects seems certain to be often repeated. The contracts will go to some North American firm, it is announced. There is nothing ghoulish in seeking such contracts, and performing on them so satisfactorily that future business will .stay with us. The Germans chose war, and must be presumed to have calculated the price, of which ; loss of such contracts is a minor part. They should be sought for the United Stales not merely for themselves, but' for the opportunity they' offer to build solklly for a future of close and mutual cooperation with our southern neighbors. Panicky Purchasin It does not .speak very well for American level-lieadcdness to see women rushing off to the corner grocery store for 200-pound sacks of sugar as soon as they hear that there is a war in 'Europe. To any one who thinks a minute it is clear thai there i.s not the slightest imminence of any food shortage in the United Slates. .But these people did not think a minute, or even a second. This sort of panicky purchasing simply upsets local supply situations, creating apparent shortages where there are none, and furnishing an excuse for jacking up prices. People in Europe, from all reports, remain completely calm even when the bombers may come over at any;minute. Arc, Americans to succunib._ to this kind of blind panic simply on • lis- leniiig to a radio -program from a point 4000 miles away? •SO THEY SAY , (AUK.) COURIER NEWS •MONDAY, SEPTEMBER•!!, 10BU I SIDE GLANCES It ccrliitnly Wlls torpedoed without (Me sn-Ju- cst warnlHg.-Wlnslon Churchill, on llic Alhimux sinking. « * * 1 appeal lo the ccommoii sense and the rc- sponslbllly of the rulers O f the nations in order to direct the efforts of all toward the localization of the present coiullcu-oencrnlisslrao Francisco Franco, head of Spanish government. * ' * H socnis to me there Is nothlns uniwiursii about supplying Blra s lo any nation which can buy (hem, J,i 5l „., wc , lnvc donc throl]gnoul om . country's history .-Senator Robert A. Tafl (Rep Ohio). * * * What more effective and practical ucu(r.iny could wo pursue than (o refrain from irndlne «1t!i »»y of the belliscrents'-scnalor David I. Walsh (Dem., Mass.V * * * Hitler's word Is for us not worth (|, 0 pap=r it is wrilltn on.-prlmc Minister Neville Chsm- berlain. * * * We are convinced. the country -ranis to get out of the red and back to work.-Reprcseiua- livc Joseph w. Martin (Rep., Mnss.). "Don't you think sis will be ready to Sake over this job in about a year?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ^7 : ABOUT <SOO A.D., BUT USED IT ONLY -AS A T'O'Y. Murder on the Boardwalk BY EUNORE COWAN STONE • : : »"»»TT%»»r% eoEYniaHT, iw». wr* rl' I "f"', l " e " *'• ' ' . '' Ile n«ll««l Wll.n. • ' JV 1 ""! I at »ll'Ullii K M* Hllver d:i K - fc"} tl'dnt™ Ihnt both Mr.,. '1'Ji- S-M^fc^i CHAPTER XVIU jyp. WILMET had sprung to his feel. "But this is preposterous!" he cried. "Why-why, I was the one who brought you here! If 1"— Because, Inspector" — Chnn- dras voice was a gentle purr— another (rait Earl' Talbert shared with his aunt, Inspector, was the delusion that, single-handed, he could outwit the world. But now" —the clairvoyant stood, suddenly very tall, it, seemed lo Christine, . over (he blustering lillle man- lie is going to tell the whole story. "You are going to fell u s , my incnd, how gloating over the (rick by which you robbed your aunt 12 years ago, you persuaded yourself that you were sufficiently. the 'master mind' for a much more daring crime. ... I doubt if you intended murder in the beginning. But probably, afler you hail drugged Mrs. Talbert and laken what you supposed to be valuable bonds, you realized that she had recognized you" — "I didn't!" Mr. Wilmet's round face was white and drenched with sweat.' "I— why, I never heard ot the woman before last night. . . . Inspector, he's trying to— for Cod's sake, don't let him do this!" He was cowering before the clairvoyant as he might before an evil genius. For without any of the trappings or slage-sciling of his craft, Chandra was again the Oriental mystic' Christine had seen that other night; his voice was the pun-ing, hypnotic voice of the seer; his blazing yellow eyes held Mr. Wilmet's eyes as if in a snare. s** " r pELL Ihem," he commanded, "how, before you had drugged your aunt into helplessness, you forced her to write Ihose letters. Tell them how, after you had heicl her in her own car while you made sure Jaspar had obeyed hc-r orders, you drove her, by night, to her own abandoned home, and hid her there while you rifled the house for anything you might find that could help to point suspicion to someone else. ... "Tell (hem thnt you even felt safe in leaving her alone there, drugged as she was, because you •remembered her prejudice against tlie police, and you knew that Jaspnr would respect' her orders. "Perhsps, ac first, you considered killing your aunt there in her empty house; but it was necessary to your Infantile exhibitionism to do the thing in a really spectacular way, and you had more ideas than you knew what to do with. . . . Tell them how, after you had entered the house with Mrs. Talbert's own key"— "Bui how could J?" Mr. Wil- mcl's cry was shrill wifh triumph, "Why, she didn't have a Jaspar broke- a shocked silence. He s right, Inspector," he murmured. "Mrs, Talbez-t hadn't i?kcn her ke-y with her." Christine, watching as if in a fantastic nightmare, saw Ihe little man freeze as he understood how much he had told in those /ive words; then leap to his feet and dash blindly, straight into the arms of two uniformed men who had appeared in the doorway. "Get his keys," the inspector ordered. When one of the officers handed the ring to him, he passed it lo Jaspar, a silent question in the gesture. "Yes, sir," Jaspar almost whis- icred. "The middle one" 'All i-jgiii. Take him to the bureau. . . . Well"—even Inspec- or Parsons looked while and shaken as his subordinates led the lysterical man away—"I've seen i third degree or two; but at least >olicemen don't hit mugs over the icad with black magic. . . . And now, suppose you tell me how you know all this." * » * 'JJECAUSK, sir"-^Jaspnr spoke —"after I—left your office ast nighf, I thought it best to have a look at the house. I'd kept one key, because I felt lhat as soon as I could, I must go back. . . . But someone had been there before me. Everything was turned upside down." "Much as we found it when we went out early this morning," the inspector nodded. "Perhaps you'll understand now why i was so much interested in your keys Yardley. That story you told about Hbscnt-mindedly taking a key from a strange car and putting it into your pocket sounded pretty feeble Anything taken, Jaspar?" "Mrs. Talbert's will, sir—I suppose it was he sent that to Ihe newspapers; and a pair of Mrs. Talbert's shoes"— "The ones," the inspector explained, "lhat her nephew put on to make that false trail to the booth. One of my men found them buried deep in the sand where Yardley told us about having seen Wilmct pottering around Iho evening before. Until how, I wasn't entirely sure Mr. Yardley hadn't put them there himself. "Well"— the inspector looked INC. •••MM almost satisfied—"now we only need those faked bonds." From a tangle of images, one started out clean-lined in Christine's tired memory. "I think that if you pried up the top of that clone bench at the back of the booth," she said, "you n'u'ghl find something underneath." \Vhen she explained about lhat first morning—her heel sinking into soft concrete, Mr. Wilmefs voluble explanations—the inspector went to the tele-phone and gave an order. "Altogether," he said, turning back, "that bird used up enough ideas in one murder lo last a good, honest crook a lifetime. . . . But the thing that puzzled me worst he apparently hadn'l had a finger in. ... You wondered how T knew lhat those bonds were your cousin's, Miss Thorenson. I found something among them that you missed." * * * JJE took a folded paper from his pocket and handed it to Christine. It was a short nole in Cousin Emma's hand. "My dear Christine," it said, "If anything- should happen (o prevent our visit, Jaspar will hand you these. Take good care of Diem, for the bond? are noii-reeistered; so, of course, anyone could use lh«m. They are yours, as most of what I possess will be in Ihe «nd. Affectionately yours, Emma Talbert." "This morning," the inspector said, "I'd have sold my soul to know who really wrote lhat." The telephone rang, nnd lie hurried to answer. "He has? Good work!" (hey heard him say. "I'll be right up. . . . Well," he hung up, "Miss Thorenson was right 'about that bench. Mr. Earl Talberl has shot the works in his confession. I guess thai cleans up the slate." 'Wot entirely." Chandra extended a hand. "I'd like my glasses." "Your—what?" "I was sure," Chandra explained evenly, "that he'd lost his spares somewhere—even if it wasn't in my studio—or he would not have been wearing a pair of sun-glasses with ordinary lenses." "You mean," the inspector said after a blank silence, "lhal you hypnotized lhat poor nut with your own spectacle case?" "Something like lhat," Chandra admitted. Then he murmured with a strange, tired smile—Christine, recognized the quotation—" 'But there was something in it—tricks and all.'" '•' •' '' (THE END) ANSWER: Right. This is believe^ to be the rcsull of youn" marriages which arc so plentiful during wars . . . and it is a proven fact lhat young parents produce a higher proportion of male babies. NEXT: A famous poem written in It minates.. re already rcgartiirJ; him » bil peculalively ns liny brew the rusted potion:;, of experience he must drain lo tile bitter leaves. '' And Hie anguished mother from the doorway twisting the corner of her kilcliDn apron smiles ilirough the mist. She feels a mite throaty to see him doing anything quite alone, his extreme bubyish- ness accentuated by his absur:! pretense at maturity. Watching his swaggering, little back clisnp- , pcar, around the corner feels hurt lo Itilnk. that in a very few years lie will 'be able /to do \vitu- cut her. He has begun to stand alone. Thousands of these plnk-chcek- cd shavers will soon begin first tiny scratches on Ihe Uicir hard Down Memory Lane He is just s:x. Interesting bc- causo shortly he is about lo t.ike Ihe first serious step into life. Going to schoo Hhe first time. Only a mother knows the tremulous jmignancy of lhal. awful moment. Her precious baby goes out front' her into that.awful lottery of life. So' tiny, so naive, trusting, de- fenseless. So wholly hers, nothing belongs so much to n woman as her child—at. least for six years. Something of a child's close- knit dependency unskcins when he sols off for school. His chubby legs are carrying him the first lap along nn alarming road. More so these days than any time in history. Society by clapping a chit of n cap on his vacant liltls head and tucking school bonks under his arm suddenly claims him as a unit. Doubtless the gods cf comedy and tragedy oil yonder ui> thero surface of life—strnwly polhook.'., [the A BCD and the 1234 lhal j turn so pleasantly into the joys of Ned in the Firsl Reader. I fear we do nol look upon these lads as reverently as we should. Their spciirHy menus ours. Likely we shall iifctl them just now more I (!ian cver as wc sccm j n giy illlo troubled years. ' o & McTu t.vr c . • THE FAMILY DOCTOR Students Dislike Buttermilk, Beer; Leeks, Abalone, Okra Mystif Them BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Eililcr, Journa( of the American Medical Association, and of Hygcia, (lie Health Magazine The old proverb (hat you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink applic.s equally well lo human beings and the foods they eat. When relief workers tried to prepare bnsitels of food fer Chicago families, they found'the diet Jias lo be suited to llic appetites anti customs ot the persons concerned. There is no use sending . large quantities of herring to Negroes AKE iT - KSRE^ ALL OP MOMEV vou EARNED IN THE SHOPS THIS SUMMER- CASH OUT AND SPEND IT.' STURF VOURSELP WITH POP, 1C & CREAM , SHOWS, CANDY... A GRkND TIME-THEN LOOK AT WURSELP IN THAT GLASS - GOING TO SCHOOL "' L VEAR LOOKIMG HKE A POLE IN A IMV UH - WELL,I ONLY AST A DOLLAR. BUT- I WELL -1 RSA.LLV DON'T IT-IMFACK WOMT TAKE IT giraggffly^ GROWING EMMS ; By J. R. Williania OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople MY WORD.' THE POTEUTIAUTIES FOR NEW AUTOMOBILE INDENTION '. ARE ASTOUNO1MG/ JUST TO TUINK, THERE WERE 29/JfWJO "REGISTERED MOTOR. VEHICLES iw THE UNITED STATES |N IQ37 —~. LET'S SEE -~- TWER fAusT BE WELL OVER 30,000,000 .. *** A ' 30,000,000 TIMES TEN CENTS TOR MY LITTLH DEVICE. WHY IT'S STUPENDOUS.' oil! Because they will r.ot eat the tlsh. jllie Jewish population will not eal | salt pork. The American population t Is not strong for macaroni and • j spaghetti. 1 'Itie problem of building better nutritional habits cannot be solved merely .»y telling people what, is i lor them. Psychologists and • i nutrition experts in Western ko- Tc:il your knowledge of correct j s^i'vc oniveisliy at Cleveland made social usage by nnsiering Ihe fol- i a study of 693 students in three lowing question*, then checking? i universities to find out which asainst (he authoritative answer* . fo '- ds .they disliked and which ones I (hoy liken, and why. The students a res- | *eic instructed to disregard the Uiuranl, should she take olf her matter of cooking, but lo check Mind Your Manners bel;w: 1. When a woman dtneb in gloves as soon as she is seated at the Uble? li, Does a woman of taste ever gD I without linl anil gloves on a city Mreet in (lie daytime? 3. 3f you are a woman asked to lunch at a smart restaurant v,hat kind cl clolhcs would be suitable? 4. Should a woman lake oil her gloves to shake hands? 5. Do the women guests at a. wedding wear hats? What Mould you cb if— You arc a man Inviicd to a public dinner, and the invitation says "Drew Is optional". You do nil know whether thai means >ou should wear either a Ijiisine.vs suit or dinner jacket, or ch:ose bcUvecn a dinner jacket and tails. Would you— (a> Wear a busincis suit-? (b) Wear a dinner jacket? let Wear tails? Ausnets I. Yes. a. NO. 1 3. Whatever would be suitable for •' street wear. 1. No. 5. Yes. i Best "What Would Y.u Do" EO' lution—'b>. Then 5CU! te tljht either way. me iocds purely as.lo what they were. '• ' H turned oul lhat the most disliked loods were the organs of ths animal body like brain, lung, and-stomach. Next came alcoholic ocvcra&cs, tlicu shell fish and strong jUcc vcgclaoles, The il) most disnkcd foods In order were | buttermilk, brains, beer, gin, kid- j ncys, whisKy, beef liver, calf's liver, men like olhers, and Ihere arc definite sex differences. Thero arc only three foods which a greater percentage cf men checked (hau women. These were cucumbers, . green peppers, and tuna Tisli. Women were familiar with a wider assortment of foods than were men, but more men were .familiar with beef liver, brandy, gin and whiskey than were women. Students of Western Reserve and students of the University of Oregon disliked eggplant more than .did students of Ihc. ynivor- slty of California. The Western Reserve students were particularly opposed to hcminy, shell fish, sole, avocado, artichokes, and Italian squash. Broccoli was the on.y food, more unfamiliar to California students than lo those of the other universities. It was Interesting to find oiil why some of the .s'.udcnt.s disliked certain foods. Some refused to eal rabtit or duck because of sentimental reasons. One woman stU' dent disliked avocado because it reminded her of. cold cream, to- other student had an aversion to Iamb roast and. lamb chops because they tasted woolly. ft woman student disliked clams and oysters because it reminded her of an oysier which she dissected in Ihe zoology class. Herd of 150 Supplies New York Goat Milk ,,™,t „ - - Niv Y ° RK (UP)-Comrnisswn- or ° f John "'«> llas "•' oleomargarine and parsnips, Onslt-! . . ,, . , ih«! aU.oUoiic-),Dvertges and U.e i P° rled tluu approximately loO gcats - . . - i ..,,,-1,, »r-... w,,u<,- Demand for daily. is popular France, Switzerland, Germany; Italy. Norway and Spain, Rice said tl wis used only in a few sections of tlie United Slates. The supply for New York comes from three dairies, one on Stateh tntcrcstiiiE also was Ihc tinfam- iifarity of tlie college students with many substances sometimes lloted as ioods. The 10 most universally unknown or untasted foods were: .etks. abalone, okra, fitidlve, chard, caviar, lentils, rutabagas, persimmons, and brains. Some of these foods were unknown In certain sec- Hens cf Ihe coimtiy. Others had never teen served at various homes because of aversion, religious jire- fei dices, Ignorance or for reasons o! toa!L!!. W«nen tike -ionie Icods, whereas , Island, another at Westbury, b. I., and the third at Cast!eton-on- Hudsoii. A traffic survey In CcnuecMcul showed lhat native cars average 38.2 miles per hour; cars liom neighboring Massachusetts, 40.3 miles; those from New York, miles, an hour. and cars from four mld- states avtrjged -11.9 m-es

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