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BLYTIIEVIU,E,. (ARK.) COU1UER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . , THE COURIER NEWS OO. „ i, ,< aw. HAINB8. Pubiliher J • "'V* -"'•' PRAHAM 8UDBURY, Editor . - ; SAMUEL 'P. NORRIS Advertising Manager '• (rtanau' D»UIe«, Ino , Ne^> York, Chicago. De- ttftt, St.- I/xJs, DftUu, Kansas City. Mernphit *' *> Publl«li«d Every Mt«noon Except Sunday '., '> ttitertd is pecond ctass nutter *t the port« «fffce at' Blyth'eyUle, Arkansas, under »ct of ' * Congress, October 9, 1917. " Served !?y the United Press , SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of BIythevill*, 15c per fc«k, ft *5c per month. By mall, nithtn a radius of 60 miles, »3.00 per year, \\ SO for six months, f(ic for three montlu; by mall In postal zones two to elx Inclusive, tSJM per year; fn zones seven and eight. $10.00 per year, payable in advance. A Shade Appeals to a Ghost There must be somewhere in Geneva, among the fine marble buildings thai house the physic.n plant of the League of Nations, a large filing case to" which the appeal of King '/on of Albania has recently been consigned. King 7og's letter to Secretary-Gen-' oral Avenol of the League was a request that the facts of the conquest of Albania be called to the attention of League members, willi a rcmicsl thai they refrain fro m recognizing this conquest achieved by blood and iron" , , and brought about "by; all'modern means a state of -M,000,000 has at its disposal when it plans an act of ag- gie.ssion." • In that same (ile vyould be numerous documents from Haile Selassie, the King of Kings of Abyssinia, faintly protesting from his English retreat, the occupation by Italian troops of his remote African domain. And beside it somewhere must be the files from China, couched in the polite and gentle language of the Chinese diplomat, asking the League to do something about the invasion of China. The file grows apace, wherever it is, and yet of course these documents are doomed to uo belter fate than to yellow and fade, and await the attention of the historians of the future. These shades of kings and governors are appealing to the ghost of a League, and there is a strange unrcal- •ity about the whole procedure.' ~The League still exists, Uvciily-oV so members still 1 adhere to it and maintain the marble buildings and the thinning secretarial staff that still goes through the motions of. conducting a going concern. Perhaps even so shadowy a performance is not entiioly in vain. May there not come a time when the nations of the world, weary of Ihc eternally-increasing burden of armament, sick of living beneath the perpetual shadow of crises, will turn again to try lo reconstitute a better way of handling these things than by foice and threat? In its main objectives, the League of Nations has failed. It is easy now lo see some of the reasons. Too heavy a dominance by the victors in a great war, too close a tie lo Ihc terms of sct- llement of that war, these are factors of failure which are easy to understand today. Yet the League has done good work in some fields, has adjusted many minor problems, even though it failed in the great ones. U has not been entirely in vain. The experience gained OUT OUR WAY in the"experiment, nobly in purpose," will be a ({Hide-post when the cll'ort conies iinew, as it must come some day- It'' is a ((host, perhaps «(, Geneva, but it is si ghost of whose presence men are wlill constantly aware. OttteM, Publication in this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily' mean endowment but is an acknowledgment of interest In the subjects discussed. P,., reparcclncss? SO THEY SAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1933 I SIDE OUNCES by Gajbraith It a foreign nnllon should ever contcmiilrUc nn action Hint might fiet It into a wnr with tile United Slates, !t would probably first ask Itself these questions: First, what Is the Mutual armed strength of the United Sink's? To whal point can it be developed? In wl|nt length of lime? Second, what Is the state ol mind ol Hie American people? Are Ilicy ready and willing to fit-lit, If provoked? Are Ihcy milted and rietor- inined'i 1 Or confused, njmdicltc ami divided/ Third, tvlial Is the financial strength of ttie United Slates? Arc Its resources and credit sufficient lo enable it lo support a war? And we can Imagine whet answers the experts of that foreign country would make, if asked now: The United slates lias a powerful Nnvy, n good jiir 7orce,' n'nil a .smnll but cITIclcnl Army. It Jacks Iniincd reserves, and stores of arms. But It proved In 1917 th,,t it could quickly train men and manufacture equipment, in almost unlimited quantities. The people all wish to avoid war. However, they arc divided as lo how this can best be done. Their speech and manner is paciflstlc, bill Oils is misleading, for llielr entire history .shows that they can 1)6 quickly nroii.wd, and that when aroused they are very belligerent. Tlio country is rich both in capital and resources, but a long •'depression, and the policies of its government, have henvily mortgaged Us future. It lias a debt now of nearly $45,000,000,- OflO, and I Is deficits have been running, and are still limning, lo the sum of about $3,000,000,000 muiimUy. In Ihese conditions llie strain of war might break Us public credit, and bring about a violent Inflation. Hi leaders know this. Consequently, nothing short of an immense wave of popular fervor could impel them, probably, to accept The economic risks of war. Faced with such answers, whal would the foreign government conlcinulnling an aggressive act decide? Fearing a powerful armament in Ihc hands of an r.rouscd people, would it desist from Us designs? .Or, counting upon the paralyzing effect of government debt and deli- .clls, would It perhaps lake a chance and go ahead? • _Chicago Daily News. Manufacturers probably paid out more money at the -depths of the depression to employes whose work was not needed Ulan the government dirt for relief.— w. Gibson Carey. Jr., president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. * * » Who Is the head of (Ills- nation? Is it Franklin D. Roosevelt or Is it John I,. Lewis?— Representative Clare E. Hoffman of Michigan. * * * I (lou'l. drink anything but whisky, colTee, nnd water. When I can't get whisky, I take coffee. When I can't gel coffee, I lake water. But not very often.— James Murphy, pleading guilty to an intoxication charge In Albuquerque, N. M. » * » Don't be misled Into liclicvinj that, somehow Uw world oivcs yon a living, 'Hie boy who believes lliat will wake up some day and find himself working for some other hoy wlio did noi. believe it.— David L. SarnoII, prcbidcul, ot the Radio Corporation. * * * H works onl very well. 'A private secretary is second in command, nnd SB Is n wife.— Andre Maurois, French writer, whose «-tfe is his private secretary. CqPP..H»mUE<SERVICE. IMC. T. II a K - ,. 0 rM .<,rr. "Wliy, ii's Atml Einniii! And slie comphiincd thai my ui'CM showed loo much bade and shoulders!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson . ^«^^'«'% ,-. SUPERfOR. FROZE OVER, FROM SHORE TO SHORE DURING THE WINTER OF= IS>I2, ANJD AAOQSE CROSSED THE ,ofe»^ ^p;v^^N ^•Si^sS WHAT ARE O TUB FOLLOWING JAPANESE B^KBE'/Sfiy £S£ CUSS/SENT ANSWER: Barberry, :in omJmcnUil slirub; current, n warm dim-til of Uie northwest P;>ditc (tain, flowing iimtlie;is!w;ircl silonjj Ihc si tores of J;ii>;m; simaniin, ;t S0 nj; (jlle of some voars \K.\T: The horsepower of ;i lightning Hash. Bronze Japanese Statue Fosters Metal Interest CLEVELAND. O. tUP>—Marllit I Escr. chief engineer of a bronze company, didn't become "really | Interested in bronze" until he cn- | countered n bronze statue, "Japnn- esc .Lady Walking Aunimt a i Strong Wind." 1 "I siw Die Lady [or llic first By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE time in a second-hand shop about 10 years ago," he said. "Then I slarted collecting bronze, and today I have 10 bronze chairs, chandeliers, tallies :ind about 50 pieces of bronv.c statuary." But once Esser began to collect, he accumulated ancient swords, knives, and rapiers. Ife has throwing knives from Persia, daggers from Turkey and lances from India. SAY, WHUT KINDA GOLF DO V VOU CAM. TB\T? WHy. YOU'VE SAWED THW CLUB. OFF TO TH' LENGTH OF (X LEAD PENCIL! DONT VOU' KNOW Offi OP TH 1 FIRST RULES Ot- GOLf IS * will i Major Hoople YEAH, BUT THEREfe A COUPLE OTHER RULES LIKE KEEPIN' YOUR HEAD DOWN) AN 1 YOUR fcYES OM TH' BALL - THIS SHORT CLUB TAKES CARE OP THfcT.' _^: M<,,,v\'K W ''< ? f '!v'v v V'i-' * <TTA '< X '*»:•<& THE WORRY W&.RT 5-ti CJ.P. v<-'H.i&t\5 FAUGH, K5R MY A.MCIEMT ARCHLUTS 1l4E CZAR'S OWM PROPERTY? IF 1L)UR FRiEUD IM CHICAGO, AS YOU SAY, COULD BUTSEE IT. ME WOULD LEAP AT THE CHWJCE TO OBTAIM IT FOR,LET US SAY, ± SO/THE A LCr OP MOMEY, BUT DAKE IS ABOUT TO LET THS OLD BOY HAVE AN OPTIOM A BLOCK OF YESTERDAY'S CROSSTOWM TRANSFERS; WOULD BE STRICTLY C.O.D. OF COURSE f ECAD/ MUST GET THAT BIT OF JUMK EACK PROM OUSWvJ & DIXOSJ HOW THE IWDlAWS SOLD • SERIAL STORY DATE WITH DANGER BY HELEN WORDEN COPYRIGHT. l»3». NEA SERVICE. INC. y !lcn<Jfie« l M dd .loo 1-rctx-k. Tkcn l M dd (Hl« (he doclor to look lot >lruf* In Ike vdnnnrk wkm he ferfgrm. » aulo|)»y, CHAPTER VII TlAWN was breaking when the last couple left the Dove. The slorm, after sweeping the city, had vanished in a level line of black clouds. The wet slrcets, as pale as death, were smooth and slick, like polished steel. Bright lights blazed from every window of the Dove. "Bosses not gone homo yet?" Inquired an offleer of (lie doorman. "Nope. It's against dc rules of Ihc house lo close so long as any- Ixxiy's dumb enough to stay. Dis weather sure gives me the creeps. Somelhin 1 • sjxioky about it." He jumped as the door of the Dove opened suddenly, Jfick poked his head out. "What's catin' you, Tony? You're nervous as a cat. Itow'd you like to treat your friend to a drink?" Tony smiled sheepishly. "Old age's got me, I guess, boss. How about il, Mike?" "Don't mind if I do have a drink. I've checked in for the stretch. I need it after a night like this. The Duke was leaning against the bar in Ihe rear room, drinking a whisky and soda. The air was stale nnd dead; heavy with old cigar and cigarct smoke. Though brightly lit, the room exuded the vague, mysterious air that goes with a shady past. Us long bar, its poster-plastered walls and its liquor-si a ined tables suggested more lurid hours, Nick spoke to Marlin. "Tony's bringing Mike in for a drink. Old friend of ours, eh Duke?" Martin smiled. "As long as we keep on Ihe right side of the fence. That's okay, Mike. Come draw up your chair. What do you know?" He poured the policeman a Scotch and soda. "Tony, fix your own poison." * » t MIKE pushed back iiis cap. "I had my troubles last night." "Drink your drink first," interrupted Nick hospitably, "mebbe your troubles won't seem like troubles after a swig. I've discovered that mesclf, say what I went through wid last night—" Martin Irod heavily on Nick's patent leather evening shoes. "You must think you're back on Tenth avcruie again," Nick growled. "Where's de manners Tuckie's learnin' yuM" "You're jest a sap-head," commented the Duke evenly "Now that we've shut up this foodling partner of mine, Mike, tell us wnai happened last night." The policeman drained his glass I fished a girl out of the River. The men showed casual Interest. Some dame's always flying off the handle," Nick remarked indifferently. "Dey can't take it." He reached for the whisky bot- The policeman paid no attention. "I might of saved her if I'd got there a couple of minutes earlier, but it was rainin' and blowin'. I didn't see her until she was jumpin' off the dock." "Go in after her?" inquired the Duke. Yes. That's why I have on these duds. I hml to leave me own at the station house to dry out" "Tough night to be' in any river," said Tony. Did she fight?" "Yes. She called me a devil, hit me in de face and hollered to let her go." "Did you?" asked the Duke. "For a minute. Till I could get hold o' mesclf. When I caught up wid her, she was floatin' out from shore and I struck her across the mouth. She screamed." Mike waited till Nick poured him another glass. "After that she passed out." "Was the girl good looking?" inquired the Duke. "Dat's what kept me workin' to save her," said Mike. "She sure was beautiful. Red hair. There was class written all over her." He sighed. "When we was almost lo de dock, she came to and begun whimpering, 'Don't make me live, officer,' she gasps, 'de've got me. I can't go on. Let me die.' " "She musta had some hangover on," said Tony. "Dey all get weepy when dey's drunk." "No. She wasn't drunk," said Mike. "I've handled plenty of dem. I know dat kind. Dis one was desperate." "And so what?" The Duke was plainly bored. • • « •"THE policeman's voice dropped. "When I finally picked her up again, she was dead." "Has de morgue got her now?" inquired Nick. "Yes." The policeman's hand shook as he filled his glass for the third time. The Duke yawned. "Find cut who she was?" "No." Mike smiled, "I thought mebbe she might be. ono'of your customers. She was classy chough to be." The Duke frowned. "Cut the kiddm'! We don't go in /or suicides," "What did she have on?" inquired Nick. "Some sorla pink dress, very flimsy." Mike reached in his pocket. "Here is a copy of me report." He began reading, "Dragged out of the East River at 2:30 a. m., November 24, a girl. Height five foot two, weight 115 pounds. Red hair. Brown eyes. Pink evening dress, silver slippers. Platinum ring set with sapphires on little finger of right hand. 'From Daddy to Babe, March 23, 1936' inscribed inside." The Duke put his glass down. His face had paled, "Sounds like sob stuff to me," he said abruptly. "It's time to be closing." He walked toward the door. Nick glanced at him nervously. "Drop in again, Mike," he said flatly to the policeman. "I will sometime," the officer buttoned his coat. "Thanks for de drink." "You run along, too, Tony," ordered the Duke. "Nick, an me'll shut up." Eagerly the doorman put on his hat and coal. "I don't mind if I do turn in." Whistling Loch Lomond off key, he left. The Duke listened for Tony to shut Ihc front door. "We've got to work quick, Nick," he spoke with machine gun precision. That's Janice French Mike hauled out of the river. I know the ring he described. Where are those pictures you pinched from Mary Franklin?" Nick took a long while envelope from his pocket. "What are you goin' to do wid 'em?" The Duke walked through the pantry to the kitchen. Nick followed. He stepped over to the range, picked up an iron lifter, raised a stove lid, took the photographs put of the envelope and slowly dropped them in the fire, then watched the snapshots burn, a sardonic expression on his ugly face. He suggested one of those primitive slone caivings in which there is barbarism and strength, but also something terrifying and relentlessly cruel. Nick's lips moved. "It isn't going to be easy to make the Gazette forget last night after I bulldozed their favorite reporter." "Aw, forget it," said the Duke. "They have to prove the case before they can print anything." •"Just because the little bum had to kill herself," mourned Nick, "we've been done out of a cool thousand a week. Where are we going to get another customer like that?" ...; ;.:•••• • T "Janice French.isn't the only rich kid in New"York,"• said4he Duke. (To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. •(•. M. Facts About Eyes; How lo Train And Clare i'or Them UY I)K. MOKKIS KISHBEIN , Edittr, Journal of the American | Uleciical Association, ami of Hygci:», the Health i\I;tgazinc Wo depend so much on cur eyes thai u p c on^hl to give ourselves every- benefit that we can m relation to their education, their hygiene and Iheir Cjiilrol. Here are some interesting facts .about development of the eye from birth. The eye ol the newborn child is about 70 per cent of the size of the eye of the person fully yronn. It is n shorter eye than the eye of an adult and the lens ot the eye of the ncwb:rn child is A spncrc or circular j;lobe. During the first tew years of life the' eye grows rapidly nnd reaches adult size at about the age of 8 or 9 jears. The lens nf the eye c:ntiniies lo grew throughout life. The pupil of the eye Is small at birth and remains small until about the end of the first year. During childhood and up to the age. of youth, the pupil of the eye dcvchps its nraimum size. Then it [jradually becomes smaller s- that in older people the pupil is often quite small. The size of the pupil depends lo a largo extent on the adaptation of the retina of the eye to light. » • + The retina Ls the nerve tissue at the back cf the eye by which we are able lo sec. If a great deal of light .suddenly uours iiM; the eye. the pupil will become smaller by contracting. Gradually the retina will adapt itself to the increased illumination. Then the pupil will again enlarge to approximately its normal size. There arc, however, many different factors which may modify the size of the pupil frcm time to time. The Iris of the eye is the colored portion. People ot dark races have a darker color In the iris than these of tiic blcnri races. Most children are born with a blue iris, the color being due lo the appearance of Ihe color layer at the back cf the iris. The color changes anting the first years cf life as Ihc material becomes thicker. Then the eye may gradually become brown or even darker. If there is a lack of pigment in the <•;<; it has a strange pinkish color such as Is seen in albinos. ^s Ihc child grows, the eye becomes longer, The retina is farther back and the lens be»:mcs flatter. This occurs mostly between the ages of 6 and 16. If the rays of light which enter the eye focus short of the retina, the child is near-sighted. If, for example, the eye of the child focuses normally at the time of birth, il is sure to bccome_ near-sighted as the eye becomes longer. The lens in children is quite flexible but as people grow older this flexibility tends to decrease. It is apparent, therefore, that parents should have the eyes of children tested regularly lo make certain Ilia I they are gelling (lie best vision possible with the type cf eyes that they have at the lime they are born. Children must alsa be taught to use their eyes correctly. This involves co-ordination of nerves and muscles and of the brain which can bo improved with proper training;. As Uie child crows older, it develops what Ihc specialists call "bincc- nlar vision"-—that is to say, it uses bolh eyes in seeing. Sooner or later one eye becomes more important than the other and we tend to rely more on one eye than on the ether. As Dr. W. S. Knighton has said, "One of the two assumes the role of the master eye." Ilonnld Stevens; Dorothea Diimmi; Madge Hawkins; J. T. Sudbury, Mary Catherine Martin; Sara Lang; Winifred Lunsford; Gladys Barhain; Joe Haaga and Allen Pickard. Specialty numbers were presented by Carl and Earl Roberts, Thelma Worlhington, Virginia Blomeycr, Goah Barnes and R. N. Hill. Miss Luna B. Wilhclm directed the play "High Flyers." Mind Your •Manners Ten Years Ago Today May 21, 1029 Gravel highways to bolh Barfield and Huffman, In preference to to a concrete highway to Barfield received the endorsement of Ihe Blytheville Chamber of Commerce at a meeting ot the Board of Directors last night. J. S. Allen, chief engineer of the Mississippi levee board, expressed the opinion todny that the Mounds Landing levee, the focal point in the Tight against high water in the lower Mississippi valley, would hold the crest of what Is believed to be the last rise of the spring. The annual senior lilg'n class play was heartily applauded by an audience that filled the city hall auditorium last night. Miss Virginia Keek cast In the leading role was ably supported by Robert Ebevdt, Mamie Blythe; June Ar- manlrout; Charles Ray Newcomb, Test your knowledge of correct social usage l;y answering- (lie following questions, Ihen checking against the authoritative answers below: < 1., is it necessary for a bride who lias a church wedding to invite all the wedding guests to the reception? 2. If there is dancing at the reception, docs the groom daticc first «Hh his bride, his mother or the maid-of-lionor? 3. II yen receive an invitation to a home wedding, should you answer it? ' 4. If n bride is Idling you about her wedding jifls, should you say, "and what did so-and-so yive you?" 5. When you send a wedding gift to a bricic. is it good taste to write and say, "l ivisli I could hare bought you something nicer"? What would you do if— Several members of a family Bend you a wedding gift together. would you— (a) Write cue nnd ask her to thank the rest? (b) Write one and not mention the others in the thanks? <c) Write each one a note? Ansuers !. No. 2. The briAe. 3. Yes. 4. No. 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(c). Wife's Likes Disliked, So She Gets Divorce WORCESTER, Mass. (UP)—Mrs. Paula Shimkus testified that, she liked movies, restaurant coflcc and doughnuts, but that her husband told her that: j Movies were bad for her morals. f Coffee was bad for her nerves Doughnuts wore bad for her digestion. He alloivcri her only 25 cents a day as spending money. Mrs. Sliimkus asked for a divorce—and got it.

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