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-.THE BLYTHEVILLE OOUKJEB NEWS - / ' v - rax OOUBIKR Niwa co. <. * ' V * H. % W, HAINBS. Publisher '<' » l> v J. GRAHAM 6UDBORY, Editor F, NORRIS, Advertising Manager ••• Bolt National Adwrttoin* R*pre*ent»tive»: ' 4rt»OM«'D»lli<a, Inc., New York, Chicago. Detroit, 6t Louis, Dallas, Kansas city, Memphis. Publithed Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter »t the poet- r *afce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. .. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cirrier In the City of BlytbevilJe, 15c per *eei, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of SO mites, 13.00 rxr ye*r, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by' mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, W.50 per year; In zones seven and eight. tlOJX) per year, payable In advance. Mother Carey's Chickens Come Home lo Koo.s/ Sometimes it takes chickens a long time to come home to roosl. But eventually they come. Belatedly, 2U years afterward, some chickens now conje dome (o roost in Uic rigging oi' the British maritime power. British merchant ships have been halted of! the China coast by Japanese war vessels, boimleil, find made to give an account of themselves. The British don't like it at all. They have lodged a strong protest wilh the Japanese government. It is just 2'1 years ago that Amori• can ships were being halted off the. European coast, boarded, and made to • give an account of themselves. The j United Stales didn't like it at all. It lodged 'A strong protest—with the British government. That wasn't all. The United Stales had to sit and watch the rights of neutrals whittled. away. Contraband,' before 3914, had meant supplies and munitions definitely and directly use-' fill to the armed forces. The British expanded the term to moan anything at all except hair tonic and. billiard balls. The doctrine of "continuous voyage" was'devised, by which it was assumed that goods shipped lo neutral countries were really destined for the German army. American ships were-not only halted,'but',forcibly taken into neulral '' or Allied ports for examination. The U. S. mails were broken into and searched. The United States didn't like it. It protested, At one time the country was measurably close to war with Britain over British denial o[ what had been thought of as "freedom of .the seas." The British justified all on grounds fairly stated like this: "After all, we are fighting for our lives in a riug- leous cause. We cannot respect 'rights' of neutrals which conflict. We must maKc new rules to lit the present game." And now Britain is confronted with' a Japan which, desperately involved in her Chinese venture, says blandly, "It is not a question of having the right to search these ships. It is necessary, and we are doing it. So what?" It is not enough to grin at this particular dilemma of the British, confronted by the absence of rights of neutrals which they themselves helped to abolish. The United Stales may be confronted with the same problem at any moment. The liner President HLV'HIEViLHi, (AKK.) COU1UKU NEWS Coolitlge is now in the Japanese "search zone." It, too, may be halted. But if it is, the United States government may well choose to consider the incident, not in terms of what one used to think "international law" guaranteed as the rights of neutrals, but in terms of what 19M-1D17 t.'iuglit thai the desperation of necessity may allow to neutrals. There is reason to believe that (he Chinese adventure is not Agoing (ou well for the 'Japanese. They arc gel- ting desperate. Though there in little American sympathy for Hie Jiipane.se cause, to the Japanese it is becoming a life and death mailer. And what warring countries will do lo the theoretical "rights of neutrals" when they are desperate has already been learned in a grim school whose term was between !!)).! and 1017, and one of whose best teachers WHS none other than Britain herself. ^.Anniversary of a Strange Decision It .was 10 years ago last Saturday lhal (lie United States Sii|>i-ei»c Cotut handed down ILs decision denying citizenship to Roslka Scliwlm- mer, then 52 years old, because she would nol promise to bear rums la defense of the country. Justice Holmes' dissent In the case (Bramlcts concurring) 1ms become' n classic. Mine. Schwim- mcr, he pointed out, "would not be allowed to bear nrms If she wnnlcct to." Then these iui- niorlal words: if there Is any principle of the Constitution that more imperallvcl.v rails for Attachment tlmn imy other, ft, Is (lie principle of free lliouuht-not... free. thought, for those who agree with 'us, but freedom for the thought that we hate, r think that we should adhere to that principle with regard lo admission Into, us well ns to !!fe within, <h[ s country. I 'would suggest that Mic Quakers Jinve done their share to make the country what it is, that many citizens agree with the applicant's belief nnd that I had not supposed hitherto that we regretted our Inability to expel them because they believe more than some of us do In tho teachings of the Sermon on the Mount. > Tlic decision set n precedent, thai )ms endured. H has led to n whole series of injustices and absurdities. Under Us terms, cillzciuhlp has been denied lo: Marie Avcril Bland, Canadian War nurse, .IB years old, who offered lo nurse Die wounded in war, but refused to lake life C1931). The Rev.' Douglas Clyde Macintosh, Yale theology professor, 54 years old 0031). Louisa Maria Hoffman of Florida, 72 years old, native-born American who lost her citizenship through nintTiiigc to n German; willing to perform non-combatant service, but not- bear arms (1037). ' The Rev. Abraham Warkenthin of Illinois. Mcnnonllc pastor, whose religion forbids taking up arras (1938). •At the same time, citizenship has been granted lo numerous ullcu gangsters, foreign agitators and other undesirables, simply because they met the arms test satisfactorily. This country does not require elderly men, or women of any age, to bcur arms. It provides non-combatant duties in wartime for men with conscientious scruples against (aklug life. Persons of pacifist, convictions, nnlably the Quakers, have, made excellent citizens. This is not a military dictatorship, yet the Schwimmcr precedent has all the earmarks of a Hitter or Mussolini edict. The evolution of Judicial thinking lias brought many of Justice Holmes' rtissciits to HID status of majority opinions. Only last week, his minority view on taxing Federal Judges prevailed after 20 years. U is loo much to expect, that, the revitalized Supreme Court will shortly approve Ins plea in behalf ot "the MiougliL we hate"? —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SIDE GLANCES by Cajbraith ore, an gruff stance, me. i. u. DEC, a. s. r«r.oir. "I'm »,,ii)f. lo ,., s k DK; boss for :, r ;l iso tomorrow. [)„ V1 tlmtk 1 should wrsn- my In.iispjt.vnl |,| m ,sr ,„. „,.„ >,, '-'icnl iooliim; linoj]? 1 ' NEXT: How elephants got to South America. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR , I'erhaiB more than anything else, I regret lhat. many useless topics have disappeared from our curriculum.—President Charles Seymour, ol Y:IIP. "Down l<> liirlh" I To the Editor: | Why can't «e gel together <.n an [ old age pension huv. I am in favor of pensions for people over CO as OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams ._ .. are the American people ns shown by the Gallup p;||. I am fcr the highest maximum of pension Hie American people will consent, to. But I have sense enough lo kno;v that (he American people will net consent to, and this c:ngress will not pass, a pension bill naming » maximum of S200.00 a month or anywhere near that. I know, as everyone does, plenty of old pccple who if they could gel • SERIAL STORY DATE_WITH_DANGER i.-.l V '"t l '', J " >1 '. 1 ' 1 ' '"'" MONDAY, WAY 29, 1930 BY HELEN WORDEN COPYRIGHT. IS39, NEA SEHVIet. I J»«ftvlcw« THIS CURIOUS WORLD WERE USED MAKING METEOROLOGICAL. OBSERVATIONS CHAPTER XI THOMPSON had come homo alo. A cocktail party at Mrs; Van Zant's detained her. But (his was not unusual.' She ahvaj r.-m hours behind schedule. To night she was only 30 minutes oft "Corimie!" her high-pitched voic echoed through the aparlmcn "Corinne!" * "Oui, Madame, out. I be (.her in a moment," Tuckie's maid an swored sulkily from llio kitchen "f pressing ztil dress again for yoi to wear /is night." Bui even Corinnc's ill-tempo: couldn't disturb Tuckie's goot humor. The afternoon had gon well, Humming a little tune, sh< rustled into her bedroom. ' Her present, home was a ve modeled walk-up in Ihe East Fifties. She had decorated it herself The walls of the liny drawing room were sen-shell pink and (hi furniture chalk while. There wen white hear rugs on th c L i ac ] painted wood floor and white Venetian blinds at the windows Her bedroom was done in the sam_ manner. In i( s tenement days the scries of. cubicles had been callec a railroad apartment, but since the architectural face-lifting had taken place they were dignifiec by ihe title of (he English Chambers. There was .a difference of ?50 dollars a monlii in the rent Tuckie was proud of telling acquaintances, however, that her last apartment, the one where she'cl lived with her fourth husband, had cost $12,000 a year. She also explained that she'd token tins present modest home because she didn't lhink.it was right to live in such luxury when so many people were suffering, but to closer friends she confessed that she'd moved into this "dump" until she got more alimony out of Pete Thompson. The job' as hostess at t.-.G Oovo, she told them, was also helping her bridge the gap; * 4 5 gllE must dress with extra care tonight. So many people she wanted lo impress would be at the Dove. ; The Van Zanlj 1 cocktail party had been a great success. The head of a new cosmetics company had been there and she had nearly agreed lo promote his business— ns nearly as she could—until she was sure what to ask him for her cffoits. Meanwhile he'd promised to come to the Dove that night. "A big spender," she'd tell Duke Martin. "A big spender." . But he wouldn't bo grateful. He never was. Maybe she'd give up being a I liostcss.n Ins night club and throw With i- Uh bcauty afler a » With a skin like hers, why shouldn't she? The ti me was ripe If she was cvei to endorse a cosmetics company, she must come U a decision. She'd soon be loo old Anxiously she glanced in her mirror. No, not a lino yet. M? m rt b £ a ' Ul £ hcr mind ' um Pe ,the Italian Count. Though sh was wholly unacquainted wilh Italian, it gratified her to have him murmur compliments in that language. At least she hoped they were compliments. Heavens! Suppose he had proposed and she'd accepted! Those Italians never had any money, t.itlle shivers ran up and down her back. But they could make love! The Van Zants were so democratic. They always invited everybody. The new head of the slum rehabilitation work in Washington had been there, and a young Swedish prince who was painting iliose marvelous night pictures. Then there had been quite n circle of dramatic stars; Tilly Porter who was playing in the new Jones' review; Sir Ronald Summcrfleld who'd been brought over from London by the" very erudite'Wintlirop; and Mary Field who was such a hit in "Bright Danger." And ot course there was Clem Shirley! Duke had reminded Tucky again and again that he wanted her to bring more girls 0 his club. "I like them young. 1 like (hem beautiful," he had said. "But best of all, I like them with money. They're a talking point. They're he right sort of an advertisement or the Dove." The Dove was going full blast as Tuckie tripped past the door. She was fee.ling high; more like tho days oi '29. "You're late," said the Duke. "I've been to a cocklail parly, Ipoking up cuslomers." ' "Where are they?". "Sh'-h, here come two now." With narrowed eyes, Martin watched the couple. The girl was fresh, vivacious and well-dressed. The grace of her prettily curved body showed through the sheer folds of a clinging scarlet chiffon. Hci flulty brown hair was piled in soft curls on lop of her small head and there was frank curiosity in blue eyes as she looked straight at (lie Duke. "There's the man I wanl lo meet, 1 ' he heard her tell Tuckie. [T was at the Van Zants that Tuckie had run into Clem, the glamor girl ot the deb season. "So much fresher than Janice "rench," she mused. When she aw her she cleverly button-holed r ack Burden. "I want you to bring Miss Shirey to the Dove with you tonight nd sit at my table." Clem had been eager, "I've eard so much about that Duke Iart!!i. I've always wanted to leet a real gangster." ''I'll introduce you." "AH the more reason for my oing," Jack Burden had said, hat boy was. so good-looking, 'uckie's brain,;ratlled on as she ipped into her evening gown. she were younger she'd make play for him herself. He had uch prospects! , more reserved, was tall and muscular and looked as it he stroked (he Harvard crew. Blond hair was slicked hack from a bronzed forehead. A rebellious expression about his determined mouth showed he didn'l like night clubs. There was contempt in his gray eyes. Tuckie, chattering constantly, led the pair over lo the Duke. "Miss Shirley, I want you to meet Mr. Martin. Be careful. He's dangerous." The Duke held out a hand. 'Thanks for the ad, Tuckie. Young ind beautiful girls are always welcome at (he Dove, and they never need bo afraid of me." Tuckie frowned and stepped on lis too, as she waved a hand to- vard the boy. "Don't be so raw." Then in her usual ftuttery tones, 'Jack, (his is Mr. Martin, owner af the Dove. You'll find him dif- erenl." "I'm sure of that," said Jack easily. "Glad to meet you, Martin. Your place hss become quite a town institution. I see it was mentioned in the Gazette tonight." "That so?" drawled Martin. "I haven't read any late papers." "Oh, the Dove is famous," babbled Tuckie. "And so is the Duke." "Just how was the Dove mentioned?" inquired Martin. "Mary Franklin said that Janice French was last seen here; Thursday, I believe. She committed suicide, didn't she?" "What?!' Tuckie's face whitened. A nudge from Martin discouraged questions. "I'm so busy, I never have a chance (o read the papers. Poor Janice! Where's Ihe funeral? I must go. Everybody will be there. She had so many friends." The door to the bar opened. "Oh, here is that fascinating Italian count I met at the Van Zants.- Mr. Martin, I'm going to leave these nice children in your hands." (To Be Continued) $30 lo SCO a in;nth would consider themselves in Heaven as compared wilh the hand to mouth existence they have now. Many people in (his town do not have what they need to cat and wear and keep them warm, are enduring menial THE FAMILY DOCTOR OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplo ^^=^m them. Yet in the face of these known conditions a leader of a pension onjaniKiticn speaking bc- lore the Wats and Means Committee of the House took, the position lhat if his bill, HR 2, was not passed, he would oppose any other pension law. That is nol "Social Consciousness" as I understand it. I advocated the Townsend -Plan as strcngly as anyone in this town. I am slill advocating the idea of honoring our fathers and mothers, and of Belting the money needed lo properly care for them from a tax widely distributed according to ability lo pay. I do not .wanl to tiirow away the Social Security Act. I want to amend il so U will include every citizen of the United Slates and to broaden thc lax base so every cue will pay Iheir share. • Also I would like to speed the '.line when it begins lo PAY OFF. £ Popularity, of Chocolated Drinks " Raiises Questions on School Diet ZEPH O'BKIEN. QUICK, TA.KE THE 8ABY AND LOCK YOURSELVES IN ROOM UPSTAIRS --TLL HURRV AND PULL DOWN ALL 7HE WINDOW SHADES BEFORE SHE GETS TO TIIE FRONT DOOR! VIMTA6E, WAITER < ...-,. ™_, „„. ,,_,-,; -- -y-jj,:'.V) #Jx-VS IS -THW -TH' FOURTH ) ^ SffV/J& eom-e OR r —.^v'. ^MY ^\ CAM YOU MAKE OUT TH-V.T SWORE STATIC, TIM? HE'S BEEM IM HIS SLEEP FOR TVTO YESTERDAY < n SOME THING ABOUT B&IVJS LED LIKE A SHEEP TO TH' STOCKYARDS' OOP-ZoMK > REME&ADE/SRjT-Tv-THW DEPRAVED BAMDiT OAKE, ' \MlUlWQ WJD DINIM6 OW THE ^0 >O PROFIT PRO,V\ CIOUS ARCKLUTE / BORN THIRTV VE&RS ATTED CALF LAMB= Ten Years Ago Toilay BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN by skimmed Hzy W, (939 Jack Robinson has returned from Gainesville, Fla., where he was a student at Uie University of Florida. Mrs. C. M. Duck, Mrs. Harry Brctvn. Mrs. Florence Blythe of Blyllicville, and Mrs. Frank Higli- nil of Caiuthersville, Me., were Memphis visitors yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Greene will leave this afternoon for Ireland. Mcrtica! Association, and of Hygcia, Hie Health Magazine Th» rise in popularity of chocolate beverages is a matter which interests every mother in the country. School children like chocolate. There Is no reason for disclaiming the statement that children will with chocolate than without. Dietitians M. D. Page and M. C. Kelly have made a study of this subject, for the Annual Conference of Food Service Direclors. Thye found all sorts of chocolate flavored drinks. s:mc are made by adding powdered chocolate, c)io:i>!ale syrup, or cccoa lo milk, sometimes whole milk is used: sometimes skimmed milk. S: met lines Uic flavor is added before, and sometimes afler the milk is pasteurized. Sometimes sugar is added; sometimes tapioca, starch, or gelatin Is added lo held Ihe chocolate in 50- lulicn. In some instances, the chocolate I milk beverage Is enriched by the addition of vitamin D. Sometimes • | the vitamin D is in the milk before the chocolate is added, c « * In the preparation cf tills study, informal!:!! was sought from school dietitians all over the country as to the typo, cost and selling price of chccolalc beverages. In some instances such beverages hart been excluded from school lunchrooms, but it was found, throughout the country generally, that the sales of chocclale milk exceeded those of milk with:lit the chocolate. Since the cost ot the chocolale clearly stated.. II is generally known that the lit will deliver the address al the public services that town Tliursdav. rial Day i" Miss Willie Law-son is entertaining her mother, Mrs. s. E. Lawson of Hamburg. Ark., who is visiting licrc for several days. Miss Mary Via entertained 35 of her friends last evening with a party at her home, 511 So. Franklin street, complimenting Miss Edna Hnmmontree who is leaving today for Dexter, Mo., where she Is to live. i "? Air lines cf the United' Stales account, for more than two-thirds of thc world's tola) of air-borne I mall and express. that the child goes without necessary foods. Including the hot fo:ds and irpsh vogctai:;cs, there Is a definite problem before the parents and teachers In relationship to the sale of these substances. It Is Important to recognize that Ihe additun of the flavor should net permit, the sale ot milk that Is sub-standard In the quantity of butterfat or In the method of pasteurization, or in any other way. The same sort of regulatlcus should cctitrol chocolate milk drinks aa control milk in general. * • • Chocolate milk drinks must be iced during transporlaUrn and kept on Ice before service In order to keep down the number cf bacteria. If the drink lifls been modified taking cf sweetened beverages will tend to some extent to break down the appetite for other foods. Obviously, therefore. Hie child should be encouraged . to take the sweetened drink at the end cf the meal rather than as the first course. American Life Held Embodied in Dance Form SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—America is developing an .entirely new dance form that not only ' defies description but thai can be described only in ihe negative. Doris Humphrey, of the Bcnnmglon School' of Dance al Beuningtoii College. Vt., told San' Francisco admirers. She is convinced, however, lhal the new form of dancing is not only here in slay fcul that. It expresses American life. Her negative description of the new dance is': It Is nol ballroom dancing. It is not ba]lcl dancing. II is not tnp dancing. She declared it is something entirely new—strong, exciting and dramatic. "ft is nol dainty or fussy and it is nol too profound," she declared. "H permits thc free use of the body, as in sports and especially as in tennis. 'The modem dance was originated by Americans to express their own ideas and feelings. It makes use of the various neutral movements of the body, analyzes them, develops them, elaborates on them." Miss Humphrey Is convinced the new American dance is here to stay because It Is being taught in many schools and colleges. She was here to Introduce it to the Mills College for girls. Suicide Fails Dismally BERKELEY, Cat. (UP)—The efforts o fa 51-year-old man here to commit suicide by shooting himself had fcr their inglorious result his arrest for discharging firearms wilhin the city limits, nis first effort was made with a .25 caliber automatic pistol but a pocket comb a pneumonia jacket and a thick undershirt deflected the bullet

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