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FOUtt, BLYTHBVI.LL13,.'(AKK.) COURIER NEWS. < THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS - 't ; > THE OOURIW HKWS OO. H. ! W. HAINKS, Publfcher • /, • 3. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL J. ,NORKIS, .Advertising Mangocr •Sole NiUotul AdtwtMng RcpnoentaUvei: txtitaut D»Jlle», inc, New York, Chicago, Detroit,-St. Louis, Dallu, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mutter »t the jxwt- •fllc* at Blytheville, ArkinEai, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. . Served by the .United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ot BlythevUle, 15o yet •reek, or 6£c per month, "By mall, within a radius of BO miles, $3.00 per yew, |1 60 for six months, 75o for three months; by mall In postal rones two to six Inclusive, |6.60 per year; in rapes seven and eight, I10.CO per year, payable In advance. Appreciated Words The world is full of haired today, mid it is seldom that anyone in one of the "authoritarian" countries has a decent word to say for anything in one of the "democratic" countries, or vice versa. Communication bet ween these two segments of the world today is pretty well restricted to mutual abuse, Thus it is pleasant to record that at least two Gorman newspapers were generous, in their praise of the rescue of the living "members of the crew of the Squalus. "... a feat of seamanship which deserves universal acclaim," said the Boersen Zeittme, and ". . . among the most impressive peace-time accomplishments of the U. S. Navy," said'the Allgemeine Zeitung. Bravery and heroism lire beyond nationality or party or political bounds. So, too, should be their recognition.. For these, tributes, thanks, and a resolution to be no less generous ourselves when occasion offers. A little more of this courteous and decent spirit would not hurt an embittered world. Refusing $9,000,01)0 It is not an easy tiling to Itirn down 59,000,000. Yet Dr. Nicholas Murray' Butler, president of Columbia University, says he's clone it in the name, of . the university. . The reason: strings \yould.lniVG.bucn attached to the gifts which would have . restricted the freedom of thinking: and teaching which are implicit in ;nrty.'iUm-: versily .worthy of the iwnie. For instance, Mr. A, would o(Ter ;i million dollars lo found it school of economics, provided that only doctrine B is taught in the school. . r _ No self-respecling un.ivcr.sity could, , of course, "sell" a department in this manner. The oi'teu made lhat many American universities have been "sold in advance" to ••benefactors, either directly or indirectly. Thus it is interesting to note one instance in which at' least the more direct approaches to the citadel of academic freedom were held secure against invasion. Any university is supported by money from someone. If il is the slale, the state usually reserves the right to call the tune, having [wid the', piper. Too often, private donors have sought Hie same "right." And yet. il is the peculiarity on money from any source given lo a free academic institution—it must Ije free at any moment to deny or even turn and bite its donor. PUT OUR WAY i,ne People often wonder why men in ;i military or naval service must undergo such long training. It often seems that "squads right" and "hit the deck" might be learned in less time than is given to them. So they could. Hut what can't be learned so <|iiickly is a habit of discipline that acts automatically and correctly in an emergency when there i.s no time to think. Such a moment came to Electrician's Male Alaness on the trapped submarine Si|»ahis. lie • had charge of the bulkhead dour between Die Hooded after battery room and the control room. In an emergency, his duly was to close the door. Though he knew some of his own shipmates were in the flooded compartment, iUjiness did. his duty, ffad he stopped to think too long, he might nol have done it. And the whole crew, lo a man, might have been lost. But Maness was trained to act, and he acted. That men may so act under such circumstances is the whole purpose of military training and discipline. How Mitcli freedom? Always the perpelual problem—how much freedom? All, every bil of it, that modern life will stand, is the answer of the liberal. But between freedom and modern life there is an essential conflict. The term needs constant redefinition. For instance, automobiles are a part of modern life. Every man ought to have the right to drive one if he can gel it. Yet—il is certainly unwise., lo allow him to drive it while drunk, or when physically unlit, or when the car itself- lacks brakes or a proper steering gear. Seventeen • stales now require motor vehic'lc inspection, Ihe fn-ccrnational Association of Police Chiefs reports. ' The freedom to drive a car is subordinated to the freedom of others to be reasonably safe on the roads. Almost every instance: of freedom today must be subjected to the .same lest: as much freedom as does not conflict with a like freedom for others. World Upside Down. A little 9-year-old girl in Soulh Africa has a enrolls eye disturbance which causes her lo see everything 'upside down through her left' eye. Physicians call it amblyopia. Jl i.s a disease 'commoner than Ihc physicians suppose. Many of us see the world upside down. So many, in fact, that it leads one to .suspect lhat perhaps it is upside down. There is poverty amid plenty; there arc the losers of the World War, now winners; there arc Communists who act like Fascists, and Fascists who act like Communists; there are conservative Democrats and radical Ke- publicans; there are radicals demanding a bigger army, and conservatives demanding isolation; there arc governments which used to send free seeds to farmeiYi, DOW paying to cut down crops. Say, doctor! Arc you sure that little girl's eye is upside down? I SIDE GLANCES by Calbraith COPR. »?» BY Nt* SERVICE, IftC. 1. M. pffl, y. & FM. Off. "fin nol sii.vmjj lli;il you wemt'l nk-c lo lUolher, bill yon could have l;ikt-n |lm| [iiiinoi! expression ol!' your face!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson REACHED SOUTH AMER/CA FROM AFRICA By Z^WiO, BUT IT TCOK MILLIONS OF YEARS TO DO IT/ THEY TRAVELED LANID BRJDC3ES FROM AFRICA TO EUROPE, ACROSS ASEA, TO ALASKA A-ND SOUTH ACROSS PANAMA. Dl FFERENCE. BETWEEN FRANCISCO, OLD RUSH DAVS. ANSWER: Bull bat is a name often applied to the bird known as a nighthawk. Actually, the bird is nol a hawk at all. A bat is o club used in baseball. NEXT: Arc « p c in danfcr from meteorites? Tobacco-Chewing Deer Is Pet of Community ROCHESTER. N. Y. lUP) ~~A (leer that breakfasts and rimes in i llnmlin farmhouses, sees his young friends o(T to .school and roams the fields impatiently until they return. The deer, usually called Peter, was tamed by CCC bojs encamped at Kamlin. It was turned loose last November and immediately struck ] By all rules of nature a deer is supposed lo.bc limiti. but this CIIR will knock yen o^cr or sit ( lap. Even passing motorists frighten the year old deer. A handful cf tobacco. Peter's only vice, will tempt the pet inside the car. Peter scorns the companionship of Jh j i » am *w. r-V~* .. w \ ( . \ Itt;s- 5t> 'Oil c!" — K B 8 1 JEJ ^ e <£• j i wn ball cor is is ci c \ your don't n • SERIAL STORY . PATE WITH DANGER JL™ Ymlrrilii)-! A« Mnr/ IVunkllu Clem Milrlcj- find Jitck fturtlcu, CHAPTER XII ' IVIli following afternoon a florist's boy rang the service bell at OlS Pnrk Avenue. "Miss Clem Shirley live here?" lie inquired, as a man opened the door. Clem, who hadn't got to lied till four that morning, was lying on Ihe chaise Jongue in her silling room frying to read (he Sunday papers. She made a brilliant pic- lure as she stretched out on ihe cream taffeta cushions, in her shining gold satin negligee. The Killing room, like herself was vivid and exotic. . The walls were a tawny yellow and the furniture Venetian red. A very good 15lh century Italian drawing done in red chalk hung over a handsome black oak Medieval cabinet, ant! on eiihei- side of the hooded plaster fireplace were Kalian primitives, one an Andrea del Sarto, the other, a Bellini Madonna. Jim Shirley, Clem's father, had gone in for primitives when he became president ot the International Brake Company. This private apartment on the fop floor of the Shirley homo was his gift lo his daughter on her eighteenth birthday. He had hung two of flic best pictures in his collection in her livmg room. This afternoon a knock on hpr door provoked an eager, "Who is it?" followed by, "Oh, come in," as the servant timidly entered wilh the florist's box. "They must be big flowers " she exclaimed, jumping up as her eyes lit on the huge package, "or there must be many of them. Open the box, Bailey, and give me the card." Ilev expression changed fo one o£ excitement as she slit the tiny white envelope and glanced at ihe signature. The handwriting was large and bold, yet at the same lime immature. "What about cocktails this afternoon? Duke Martin, Call me at the Dove." CHE was surprised to get Ihe ^ flowers and sec the signature but still more surprised at the , cxcilement they produced in her. Why should she care? "Where shall I put fhem, Miss Ciem?" askeci (he footman as he lifted up a great mass of American Beauty roses. Clem wondered whether she ought' to send them back. The boys she knew didn't go in for American Beauties. Her eyes turned a little uncomfortably, from Ihe bowl of white gardenias which' Jack Burden had given her to Duke's roses. Ten Years Ago fp i 1 OflMvr .1. \j\.t n \ Stay 3«, 102!) L. L. Ward will leave the lirst. of the week for 'Hardy, Ark., wh°re he will superintend Ihe erection of his new .summer collage. He will be joined ten days .later by Mrs. Ward and son. r,. L: jr., and they will spend the summer there. Mr. and Mrs. R L». Porter arc moving this week to Marked Tree where Mr. Porter is lo be employed by the Ren-Patterson firm. They hnve lived here for a long time, Mr. Poi ler having been in the confectionery business' for a mixibcr of years, and have many friends who regret their departure. "Put them in that black crystal vase by tha • fireplace," she said. "And see that they have plenty of water." Clem searched the telephone book for the Dove's number. She read the card again. How could she accept tliat invitation? But then why shouldn't she, it she wanted to? Jack wouldn't mind —lie knew she loved him. It she had stopped lo answer her own questions she would never have reached for the telephone She acted quickly in order to be raitor to herself. "Is Mr. Martin there? Oh, hello! Yes, I should like to come. I was just going to thank you. They're marvelous! What? - Yes, I'll be there in half an hour." She sang as she dressed. How exciting life was! The appearance of her- maid interrupted her thoughts. "I couldn't have done so well, Mademoiselle," said Marie casting critical eyes over Clem's ioilet. She looked like a precocious but beautiful child in her smartly filled black velveteen suit with her brown curls just showing beneath a crazy little black velvet turban. t » • TWENTY minutes later she was facing Duke across a table in the tap room of the Dove. His dark blue serge, though carefully tailored, served to heighten the impression of powerful muscles beneath. This pugilistic strength seemed oddly at variance with the while silk handkerchief neatly tuekcd in his breast pocket and the gold link bracelet watch on his icit wrist. Olcm thought there incongruity. "Have you been breaking any hearts today?" tie inquired with heavy humor. "I haven't had lime. When your flowers came, I was still recovering from last night." He raised his glass. "There's something about you I can't resist." Clem Hushed under the ardor of his eyes. She felt them stripping her. "You don't have to be sentimental," she said, "you're interesting enough as yourself. Tell me about your life. It has had exciting moments." She thrilled with the intimacy of the occasion as Martin lit a cigaret and blew a few smoke rings into the air. She and Duke and the bartender were the only people in the tap-room. On Sundays the crowd did not begin to gather until after six. The place had the brooding quiet of impending danger. Lit only by a few soft sidelights, 'Clem'- could-. imagine the room being the scene ot exciting happenings, she was vague a but she mixed u He wa might c said. "1 of the g CKILL *^ beeh "*-K'' lhal wo He spol Kitchen. f\ gU of the w meant. that did hearted, gang wa stray do borhood corner £ how we Crackers kidding. had the "How elbows \ her chin she hum "By B He was near me at the b more Sc "Go o "We 1 11 til Av of my w I sockec fight. \' used fist a devil c run for rubbed "What "Nickc "Who "I did Clem like dan Martir I'll tell What at Burden you the Clem he'd sug tastes w shared ashainet the Dov the Duk wrong. "That going ti you sho thrillinE us?" Marti placenc' little rji/ the ligh dramati until th wilt lea call Bu us here • THE FAMILY DOC r. M. «**. M. ft. MkT. 4 Even' the Common Gray ] Can Be Dangerous Diseas D BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of tlic American Medical Association, and of Hygcia, flic Health; Magazine Ever since the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, people have worried about -the plague of mice and rats. In Hans Zinsser's book, "Rats, Mice and History," he shows the danger that tlic rat, possesses for spreading disease to man. Now a special research carried out by the United States Public Hp.nlt.h Knrvirp hns slinwii Iliat. thp These ognizcd ning sy sLs. W amincd large Ij'HlpllC Unh'k ever, a Ingitis, cells a More.ov covers vjillinul TUESDAV, MAY 30, 1939 BY HELEN WORDEN vague about what they might bo, but she knew Duke would bo lixed up In all' of, them. He was studying her face. "You might call my life exciting," ho said. "To me it lias all been part beginning, telling only Ihr. si-Jo Ilial would stir her emotionally. He stroke of his section, Hell's Ulchcn. "A guy couldn't live in (hat ncclc of the woods it ho knew what feai- meant. You had lo be a killer, hut that didn't mean you weren't soft- In between fights my gang was usually rounding up (he stray dogs and eats of the neighborhood and dragging them into corner saloons for a feed. That's how we got our name, The Animal We didn't mind We could take it. the We "How did you get it?" Clem's^ elbows were resling on the table, her chin cupped in both hands as e hung on Duke's words. "By shooting One-eared Mike. He was a tough guy, who lived near me." Martin snapped a finger '"""'" 'der. "Bring us two and sodas, Jim." rged Clem. I horns in a game on He wanted a share of my winnings. I couldn't see il, I socked him. That called for a fight. We didn't have guns so v/c used fists. My gang gave Mike's a devil of a beating. They had to for their life. Mike was icd out." "What does that mean?" Punctured. Killed." led him?" ^a drink, "You must ailed. "It's a business. I'll tell you more another time. What about getting hold of Jack ~ ' " showing the two ot •?'* Clem hesitated. Wasn't she glad he'd suggested asking Jack? Their tastes were the same. He always shared her pleasures. Was she ashamed to have him find her at the Dove at that hour talking with the Duke? Sho had clone nothing "/rang. "That's a swell idea. We were going to a concert but anything you show us will be much more Where will you take smiled. His self-com- was magnificent. The little moth had been attracted by the light. With the cunning of a I dramatist withholding the surprise *• until the curtain, he.said, "You 11 wilt, learn after dinner,. Shall T jl call Burden aria ask him to join :| e?" (To Be Continued*' 1ft other deer in nearby Beach Park. llnmiln There aro ahpul 15,000 trailers. Miss Eleanor Ferguson will leave Ealinday for Lawrence, Kansas, where she will attend an alumni meeting of the DelU Zeta sorority ot Kansas University. Mrs. Mary C. iiutlncr, formerly tliimlin school children. In use in England.'' / V^E'O LIKE TO HAVE HIM PLAY OM OUR SHOP TEAM DUPIM 1 TV)' SUMMER VACATIOM- X'LL OWE HIM Av JOB IN .THE SHOP AMD HE CAN BE LEARNIN6 A TRADE AS WELL AS \ PLAYIW BASE BALL VWV, THAT WOULD BE FINE TOR HIM! THAT'S RIGHT-IT WILL BE GOOD 11 POR YOU--IF VOU HAPPEN TO BE A -\ FLOP IM BASE BALL, VOU'LL HAVE A TRADE.' HEROES ARE .MADE -NOT BORM 5 )o I up a lasting friendship'with the lor •.caravans" a« they're known' of Pi«*k"r 6 h and Baltimore, who "-••-"- -• - is rnaRing her home with her [niece. Mrs. Neil! Reed, was the guest ot honor at a tea given Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Eieed nl her home on East Kentucky avenue. In the receiving line with lionorce and hostess were Mcs- riamcs B. A. Lynch. E. D. Gilien, and O. O. Cauditl. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE ; will, Major WELL, VOU'VE STYMIED fl US AGAJM, HOOPLE / THE ' WIFE «vMDT ARE HARDENED TO YOUR OFF-KEY BF^YlM6 BUT THE L&ST PEW WEEKS YOU'VE CROSSED US UP 6Y IMPORTING SOME COOU HOUNDS WITH FIR2- 51R&J ATTACHMENTS / RIP ViVJ vyiMKLE. WOULOUT EVEN SIT DDWKI )KJ THIS 4% "I Si zco ' You TURM YOLIR ^ER TO THE CITY ? f~ \VVl P EfiAp, BAXTER/ : YOJ GVMklpT AiPPREClATE'THE MELODIES OP OUR GUESTS, THE KAD.'O LUMINARIES, DUGAM \) & Off.OU ( IF YOU WOULD - ^% A>, BM DOM YOUR ETERUA OWOfJ HUSBANDRY FORA. MUSICAL MOMEKIT, YOUR pesscwALiVy MIGHT ss LESS LIKE THAT OP A.,, COARSE FILE—HAfj-Ru-Mp': HOW IS YOUR SRMACH ' PROGRESS I US ? T: IHEE NEIGHBORS MUST WAVE HEARD PUG AM & CTXOU = ^ '^*M' S-30. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. When eating cherries • with a spoon, what is the best way lo remove the pil-s from your mouth? 2. When you arc served bacon, should you cat, it with n fork or pick it up in your fingers? 3. How should shoestring potatoes he eaten? 4. After cutting a piece of meat, Is It good manners to convey it to the mouth with the fork still in the left band— or must the fork be switched lo the right hand? 5. When eating ice cream, do you cat from the side or Hie end of the spoon? \ would you do If— Ycntf hostess selves a seafood which you have never before cal 011, Would you— i a) Try tt— and if you don't like it say so? to) Eat enough ol it to avoid still pcrslsts_ln Die classroom. common gray mouse, scientifically culled Mus musculus, is a carrier of a virus which cases a -disease in human beings called lympho- cylic meningitis, that has, on occasion, been mistaken for infantile paralysis. This virus was found in three out of five mice which were trapped in two homes in the District of Columbia in which this disease had occurred. Moreover, there was failure to find the' infection In 21 mice which had been trapped in eight, homes and buildings lu-which there had nol been any such cases. In this condition there Is an in- fcctici! cf the nenous system which begins suddenly and in which there is headache, nausea or vomiting, a These symptoms, it will be rec-!j| ognizcd, nre much like the begin-Jl ; symptoms of infantile paraly-JI When the spinal fluid is ex-,;l is found to have " number of .'cells known tes. infantile paralysis, how4| mict unlike tuberculous Ingitis, in this condition the nerve,! not heavily involved 1 ;) the patient usually rc-'M covers in from 10 days to two wecks:, ; | any paralysis that is piiv-vf uiancnt. '* * * Tlie condition lias been . nizcd for many years, and Uic i cnii5-.M alive virus was isolated by the N, r t-: ; | tional Institute of Health of tlic* United States Public Health Scrvicq-l in 1934. Since that time the con dition has been found in many lo talitlcs cf the United States n well as in England. France. Jasran Africa and Ireland. There is no, evidence lhat it occurs not only ii mice, but also guinea pigs. monkeys an; Circumstances of this type servi to remind us that mankind is con stanlly subject to attack by cond; lions in his environment. Wer. it nol for the warfare that gees 01 constantly between man and th. stiff neck and a moderate rising | insects and rodents, the latte fever. - [ would soon overwhelm the world comment? (c) Refuse to cal it? Answers 1. With the fingers. 3. With a fork. 3. Wilha fork. 4. The fork need not be switched. 5. From the end. Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(b). "Can we think of anything mci scinsh in its motives or more dc structive in its effect on the men tal health of the child attemntin- to speak in class? If he pauses, ui go the waving hands of his coin rades threatening to lake lit place. Tlie victory in live Icuj rui is to tile strong in terms of cal lousness to these needless barbari annoyers." Educator Condemns Britain Rates Safest Hand Raising Practice Concrete Bomb Shelter UVNGHORN6, Pa. (UP)— Hand- RUGBY. Eng.' (UPl — De . . raising in the classroom is a liau- by the Home onice 35 beln<> dicap lo learning, according to Ur. best yet built, a new "deep"' air Garry Cleveland Myers, head ci raid precautions shelter has beer the department of Parent Educa- completed at Rugby c-iicrcle woi'-'i Cleveland College, Western -The shelter lias' telephones aii Reserve University. • electric light, and can accommo- Speaking at the fifth Confer- dak SO people. accommo cnce on and the Exccp- It has walls 15 inches thir'- -> . tional Child at tlic Woods schools it, has two roofs Since Here. Dr, Myers said: ihe two roofs l s packed • . rf . - . »«i*-v»nj L \.v/i3 i^ IliilJKCll \Vlltl SlTlfi ."One wonders why this alnust bags and Home Office exwrtt « universal practice of hand-raking lhat, the shelter is safe emV ir^ : clill IMircict c i»\ t ll/i /*] dm-ruMn r^ln^Ai l_i»_ *•• «•«til i(t,|j llUfi

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