PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HATNES, Publisher JT. GRAHAM SUDBORY, Editor SAMUEL P. NOjiRIS, Advertising Manager 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 cliss mailer at the post- offlce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress,'October 9, 19H. Served by this UnlUd Press. ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By.carrfer to the City ol Blythevflle, 15o per wsefc of 65o per month. By mall,.within a radius of 50 mites, $3.00 per year, tuo'for six months, 75o for three months, by i^«n In postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. 'Reconstruction and Germanization' • Already, while the echo of guhs still sounds, the civil occupation-of Gorman- conquered Poland is under way. Already the plans by which Germany is trying lo Germanize Die Czechs are being placed in effect in what was UK Polish Corridor. Apparently the plans are being pushed even more ruthlessly, for there is in conquered Poland uo(, even a pretext of setting' up n "protectorate," as was done in Czechoslovakia, German Poland is simply .'conquered territory, and apparently' it-is being dealt with as such. '. , '•'• Labor Service men, Nazi party leaders, and a host, of civilians have been moved in to take over the property of the conquered Poles. German signs immediately replace Polish, school children must .immediately begin learning the strange-foreign language in their schools—all this feverish activity vin- de'r a slogan of "Reconstruction and Gennanization." The intention evidently is tp wipe Polarfd off the map not : only as an independent country, but as a. national people, and to do it within one generation, even faster than. Bismarck was able to achieve it in East'Prussia. Thus the German minority which Hitler claimed was sd oppressed by the Poles is able to turn and oppress its oppressors. Proof that..such: Germans belonged to Nazi organizations before the conquest is now the road to profits and position. - . And 'with this establishment of a "Poland Irredenta," the whole long, ghastly- business begins all over again. Hit'ler himself is devoted to the idea that "A German is always a'. German," that racial blood is the fountain bl all life. Yet it does not- seem to have occurred to him, in spite of. the repealed demonstrations of history, that' a Pole might, also bo always a Pole. Neither Russia, nor Austria, nor' Germany has in-- the past been able to "Germanize" them. But today's techniques of propaganda are better, and the ways of digging at the roots of men's minds are belter understood than they were a century ago. Perhaps it will prove literally possible to absorb peoples' minds and souls as well as their lands and their property. That is a battle that is going on behind the fighting lines lii China, in Czechoslovakia, in Poland. Its results will be no less interesting arid perhaps even more important than the war of guns. Thish No Truffle OUT OUR WAY In France, one of those so-quaint c»s- toras is truffle-hunting, pigs are sent to root up the edible tubrous roots, whereupon the tniffle-huiiter takes them away 'from the pigs and either eats them himself or sends them, more profitably, to the American market. This always seemed to us like a very poor joke on the pig. But little did he suspect! There was worse in store for him. Now the French soldiers arc reported taking those pigs up to the fighting lines and letting them root their way through no-man's land. The pig, rooting enthusiastically, finds what he thinks JH a truffle. But instead it turns out to be a buried German mine. And with one stout thrust of his porcupine muralc; Mr. Pig goes to Kingdom Come. If it were not for'the saving fact that the pig has practically no future beyond the butcher shop anyway, we'd say that was a pretty bad joke also. Sudden Solicitude There its a tinge of madness about war and everything connected with it. But today's war in Europe, with modern propaganda, is so baffling as to leave one limp. The Germans hate the Russians on Tuesday and love them on Wednesday. Poland is an aggressive, cocky military dictatorship in July, but in September it is a martyred republic. An arms embargo is neutrality in July, cash-and-carry is neutrality in October. To add just one more note to the general confusion: the Soviet atheist newspaper, Bezboznik, is reported very indignant because Orthodox churches iii Poland were broken up and turned into, Roman Catholic ones. But Bez- boznik, whose name means in Russian, "Godless," made its reputation by Us bitter attacks on the Orthodox Church in Russia. Use It Wisely The bill providing for purchase of ?100,000,000 worth of strategic and . essential war materials has been signed by President Roosevelt. It is possible to make every dollar of this fund work twice if it is wisely spent, ft can be made to bring one benefit by securing the United States against possible war-time shortages of essential materials. But it can be made lo bring another if it is spent in friendly countries in need of American exchange with which to buy American products. Specifically, it can bring greatest benefits if spent in American countries now threatened with undue European commercial influences and the political influences which En- rope is now including with each and every sale as a dubious bonus. Bolivia, for instance, is one of the countries subjected to a heavy German pressure at the moment. Bolivia has tin. We need tin. Though we don't smelt tin much right now, there is ;io reason why we can't learn. Wisdom in the spending of this great fund can double its benefits lo everybody •concerned, both to the United States as buyer and to friendly countries as sellers. THURSDAY, SBPTEMBEK 28, 1039 I SIDE OUNCES by Galbrarth "Have Nelson and the rest of I he learn told you Ihcy'rc sorry but they can't go oul on dates till thc'end of I he football season?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IF JAPANESE LEGEND IS VOLOiNIC MOUNTAIN Of JARAN, ROSE FROA\ THE PLAIN -IN A . . . ABOUT 3OO B.C. CAM HANG TAII AND SCIENTISTS 7/ie. SWASTIKA WAS 'USED IN DESIGNS AT LEAST SOOO Vi£A£?S : / V^T-i".l -^> /v\y < BEFORE HITLER, 1 "'°\ COMMON NAME *-s-^s~^~^^-^s^^*~ -^^-x_> _ ANSWER: Opossum. This well-known mamma! is Ihe only American mnrsupiiil . . . that is, an animal Ihat carries ils pre- Uialurcly born young nboul in a pouch, NEXT: Municin;il ice \va(cr' Miud Your Manners r | Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following question.';, then checking agiilnst llie aiilhoritalive answers below: I. If a pir! has been asked 1.3 visit her liaticc, who lives several hundred mile* away, should she let him pay lor the.ticket? 3. Is it proper for a girl to select the. furniture for her ncv; home before she is married? 3. On a train, i.i il considerate t« try to draw the person nest lo you into conversation if the person answers tiucstkns and Ihcr goes back to reading or looking out the window? ' 4. Is twenty-live cents enough to tip a pulIman porter for a day POOR. GOLDIE! T AFTER SAVIN' AN' SCHEMIM' AM' MAUJM' US LOCH4 LWE DUMVUES AM' ' LO»FEWS, HE'5 LOST ALL HIS l-iFE'S SAVINS IM A BOND ER SO.VvETHIM'--SO . MOW WHERE IS HE AHEAD OF US AFTER. ' ALL? 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' I'LL CUiP IN SO BUCKS IP » THAT'LL fixJt S ra FINDS A OISTOMER AT LAST' • SERIAL STORY WORKING WIVES BY LOUISE HOLMES tOPYHIOHT, l»3», NI* tCKVICC, t \'t*1*Ti3nyl Dun in Mllfnl utter <fc<; fiuitrri'l. SaHy'M vlvai-lty nt Hit; ulHue I* lormfHtliig Hud .Murlaa town h?r truiprr. E<VKmvx uver- luoki ih, dnr.'-iil'. Marian and* l'«r de«k «»uyliijr. kr»r« Kr>Iow» ulioittl "Sull>— Jlarluii ka. faint. CHAPTER XVI opened her eyes and looked dazedly about. She was lying on the red leather couch in Mr. Fellows' conference room, Haw had she come there? Miss Herrod was taming over her, sympathy in her pale eyes. Slic was holding a bit at cold wet gauze lo Marian's temple. Sally was looking down at her. Was (here a hopeful gleam behind (he concern in her eyes? Mr. Fellows was also there, helpless consternation written large upon his face, Marian Iried to sit tip and weakly dropped (jack. "Weil, for goodness sake," she said, half laughing. "What ever is the matter with me?" "Shall I call (lie doctor, Mr. Fellows?" Sally asked breathlessly. "She's terribly white, she looks Ei'ck." Marian had the feeling thai Sally was making the most of. the incident. He hesitated atid. Marian caught at Sally's hand. "Don't send for the doctor," she said firmly. "I'm all right." Struggling, she sat up. "What's a faint among friends?" "I don't like it," Mr. Fellows growled. "I don't like it at all. You've never fainted, Marian." She laughed, smoothing her hair. "And 1 never celebrated a 12th wedding anniversary before. It lasted alt night— you know how those things are — " He sent Miss Herrod and Sally from the room and sat down beside Marian. "Was il something I said this morning? 'Fraid I was pretty tough on you." "Absolutely not, G. F. •! was pretty saucy myself." "Maybe you need a rest." "If you'll keep il a secret, I'll tell you what ails me," she laughed. "I didn't eat my breakfast." "So that's it." His lone showed his relief. "Shall I have something sent in? I'll be glad to." "No, thank you. I feel perfectly »I1 right." She drank a glass of ice water and tackled the mail. She had fainted. Certain lhal it was one more step toward ultimate ruin, she slit envelopes with an unsteady hand. Al 11 o'clock she called Dan, longing for the sound of his voice. _ The switchboard girl said, "He's round here, Mrs. Harkness— hold the wire." Marian waited until the girl spoke again. "I can't dislurb him, Mrs. Harkncss. He's in Mr. Turner's office." Marian left a message for him to call her. Dan in Mr, Turner's office What did that mean? Mr. Turner was president of the firm, the salesmen almost ril-ver contacted him. Had Dan been, roused lo action at last? * # * AT noon he had not called and "• she said to Mr, Fellows, "I have a few errands—may not be back for an flour or. two." "Okay—ort;iy—oon't com« back at all unless you feel like it. Sally can carry on." Marian put on her list. She was trembling, there were disagreeable fluttering wings in the pil of her stomach, the palms of her hands were damp with terror, voices kept up a chant In her brain. "You fainted—women always faint when— Dan didn't call—he will never call you .again. G. F. said you needn't come back al all—he said Sally could carry on—" It was like Hie buzzing of angry bees. Going down in the elevator, she closed her eyas. The fluttering wings in her stomach beat horribly. She ordered a glass of warm milk in the corner drug store. The fluttering wings resented the milk. She took a cab to the doctor's office. "Is Dr. Moss in?" she asked, hoping that he was not, afraid to stay, afraid to go. "Yes. Your name, please?" Marian gave her name. "May I sit down?" The room was circling slowly. The girl helped her to a chair. She went through a door and Marian waited. She looked at a pile of magazines. The pages had been crumpled by nervous, wailing fingers. .Would the girl never open the door? The girl came out. Dr. Moss v/ould see her. Somehow, she got across the reception room and into the whiteness of his office. "How do yon do, Mrs. I lark- ness?", he said genially. Were doctors always genial? Did they have to be genial or go mad? She sank into a chair, opening her lips. No words came. The doctor laughed. "It can't be as bad as that, my dear." Pouring something into a glass, he handed it to her. "Drink this—it'll make you feel better." She said, "l fainted—silly of me." * * * AN hour later Marian left the •^ doctor's office. She could never remember leaving. There would always be a blank space in her memory between the times when Dr. Moss said, "You're 1 going to nave a baby, Mvs. Harkness—in May, I think—early in May," and .vhcn she found" herself entering her own familiar office. Instinct had brought her back, instinct made her chin go up, squared her shoulders. Sally Blake was sitting at Marian's desk. She got up hurriedly. "Mr. Ktllows said you might .not come back this afternoon," she explained. "He said I could do your work. 1 sat down al your desk—just because I wanted to see how it would feel lo be important." Her laugh was a conscious little (inkle. Marian asked thickly, "Has Mr. Harkness 'phoned?" "No, I've been right here." Marian put her hat in (he transparent box, she looked in the mirror, startled that her face was (lie same. Doctors made mistakes, she kept telling herself, they didn't always know. It wasn't true. Dan didn't want a child, she didn't want a child, there was no place for a child in the well-arranged pattern of their life. She'd go on believing that il wasn't true, and il wouldn't be. Sally had vacated her desk and she sat down. Ridden by protesting nerves, numb with shock, she threw herself inlo work. Mr. Fellows had suggested a set of statistical charts, tiresome and requiring considerable research. She'd get at il that afternoon. It would fill all her spare moments for weeks lo come. » * * R. FELLOWS came in to find her almost hidden behind ledgers and filing cards. "What goes on?" he asked, "I told you to take :i rest." She glanced up brightly, "f went to see Dr. Moss' this noon," she told him. "I can't be cluttering up the office with my prostrate body." She was making a joke of it and lie grinned. "What did he say?" "He gave me a nasty nerve tonic,"- wrinkling her straight little nose. "He said I was just about the 'wellest' person il had ever been his privilege to meet." The doctor had said something like that. He had said, "You are in excellent condition, Mrs. Harkness. There's no reason why the young man's comiiig should disturb you much." Without thinking, she had said, 'But it musl be a girl." The doctor had roared. She loathed hira for. being so horribly cheerful. "Well, hope ;mrt pray," he had said. "I guess you'll take whatever comes." So the young man's coming wouldn't disturb her much—so she'd take what the gods sent— Marian bit her lip until pain broke across her thoughts. Jt would disturb her—and she wouldn't take it—life couldn't do that to her. (To Be Continued) rip. if lie has not done anything extra .for you? 5. When entering the dining car, J-ioiild you go directly to a table or wail lor the steward lo sliow you o one? What would yen do if— You are ill when traveling, and •Cfjnire special attention. Would 'mi- fa) Ti|> those who serve you more genercusly than yon ordinarily would? (fa) Tip w'nat you would iiavc, liad you not required special service? 1. No. 2. Certainly. And Uic groom may »«}' it, inid Uiey may have their lionic completely furnished before their wedding. 3. No. •I. Yes. Z. Wall lor Ihe steward. Bcsl "What Would You Do" so- lution—fa). Down Memory Lane Ifl Years ASI Funeral services will be held Klin- day afternoon tor Mrs. Minerva Mcrris, 65. who succumbed at Ihe anplist hospital in Memphis last night following a lonj ilmc.-,5. She hod lived in Blythcvillc since I.TO2. J. W. Morse, prominent citizen of Capr Gtrardcau, Mo., died suddenly early this morning al the Irmc or Ills daughter, Mrs. Otto Koclititv.ky. Five Vcars Ago •I. C. Fonrtren, smooth-stroking Memphis pro. subdued a lieid t.t thirty urotessionah and amateurs with, a string of pars and birdies to win the Bl.vllievillc Country Club first annual $500 open here yesterday afternoon. Pcndren's card of 239, seven under |xir, won for him firs', prize money of $150. Leonard Uodson, Springfield. M:.. won second money ot SIQO »ud "Dutch" Haiiisoti. Little IlocL v.-on third money ol 513. One Year ASO Mr, and itfrs. Cruwford Noble of Jouesboro, who i|>cnd much cf their time in Blythevllle. arc amou? the thousands of United states cltizsns In Europe who lire auxkusiy awaiting the diy Urey can rcluru home. They expect lo sail lor aincrtca October 8. To uiainliiiu flying .-.peed throughout the lakcofl, a telephone hook-up between a glider and launching car was recently tried in England. Wires threaded through the Uwmg cable keeps the pilot lii soinwuBicjtion with the ground crew until the plane Is locsed. • THE FAMILY DOCTOR Only Removal, oi' Resinous Weeds Will Bring End lo Skin'Eruptions BY l)](. MOIliUS KISHI'.KIN Eililor, Journal of tlic Aincriran Medical Association, ;uid of Hj-gcia. (lie He.iUh Magazine Poison ivy is not the only weed that might cause skin irritations. Nearly every type of weed contains, some resinous substance capable ot prcducing eruptions on the skin. Anyone who touches Ihe leaves of Ihe poison ivy vine or who conies in contncl with sonic ol)Jccl contaminated by its sap is likely to have shin irrilalion.s. Eruptions resembling eczema may result from contact with weeds. The eruption usually appears in Ifie spring cr early summer and continues until the first frost. It spreads durin? succeeding years, because the body becomes increasingly sensitive lo Ihe malcri;i)s in the weeds. Scratching and rubbing lends also to spread the eruption and to thicken the skin wherever the eruption occurs. Eruptions appear first on the face, backs ot the hands, the wrist* and the ankles. They spread lo the forearms, legs and other parUs of the body [miucvtlly touched with the hands. » • * Farmers, farmers' wives, and oil field workers are frcqviently afflicted because their occupations bring them in contact with weeds. H the source ol trouble is removed ami Ihe skin is treated with the usual protective measures, the eruption disappears in from five lo six weeks, Dr. Bedford Slielmirc lias made a .special study of weeds and (lie manner in which they produce these sensitivities. When the plants are discovered, thn leaves, stems and ether parls arc estractcii with various chemicals. Then these extracts arc used to test the skin ol the people who are sensitive. If the person lias a sensitivity, the skin will flare up with eruption*. In sonic people, during the entire period when these plants pollinate, there will he crusting and irritation in the nose. Nr.w discoveries on weed irritations indicate tho importance ol keeping gardens and liclds .cleared of these plants that arc likely t'j react, on Ihn human body. School Places Defense Value On Navigation (UP/— Franklin Institute's school cf navigation will open again tills October with an Important, emphasis of the program as a practical measure oi national defense as result '.f Ihe European war. The couri" under the . direction of lire Wcems system cf Navigation of Annapolis, provides tea:h.- UiS ol piloting and dead reckoning for aviators and mariners. Although the course lias been an adult education activity of the institute lot the past three years, it now serves as a peace time IruUi- inj rrhool for ucrial and marine nuvigalore. While no military obligation is attached or Implied by enrollment in Ihe classes, officers of the Institute s.iTd. those who pass Ihe examinations are trained navigators capable oi special and valuable service t: their country, The courses taught are oirec-.ed along lines now fostered by the goveinojEr.t and are Ssrgtly suited to th« requirements ol the CM! 1 Aeronautics Authority's training pi'-gram lor privalc tlicrs. Trie Pels I'faiiclarium will I>B used during the course to tc.icli yacht o-Auere, hoaUii;; cnlhusinsl-s. fliers, amateur astronomers mid other.-, to comprehend the principles cl celestial navigation. Cincinnati Will Test Police Radio Facsimiles CINCINNATI. O. (UE) —Radiu cation is Hie latest aid tt science facsimile for police car communi- lo crime Selection. The apparatus will furnish hjotor patrolmen with printed descriptions, pictures and fingerprints of suspects while the squad cars travel their bents. Experimental broadcasts ct police facsimiles from Cincinnati have been picked up a^ far away ns Ban Jose. Cal.. he taiil rtans also are in process lo install facsimile receivers in onny airplanes .to attempt Itatismibsion of Important ciders and maps while the planes ate in flight maneuvers. England to Africa, more than 1009 miles.
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