The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 3, 1939
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3?LYTJ1EV1LLE..-(4RK.) COUIUWK NEWS •THE BLYTffljSyiLLE COURIER NEWS • ' v TlUt'COURIER NEWS CO. '"' ,' <.*' H.'W.'HAINES, Pubiuher ' ' '- J. GRAHAM SUDBU^y, Editor ,.> SAMUEL' F.'NORRIS, Advertising Manager %'Sote Nat{on*l Adratifing irkins»s Dallies, Inc., New Vork, Chicago, De' troll,' Si Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, MeiuphU '\ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday • Entered as second class matter's*. the post- office ' at Bis theville, Arkansas, under act of • Congress,' October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By 'carrier !i| the City of BlythevUle, 16o per »eet, or 65c per month. By 'mall, wlUifn a radius of 60 miles, »3.00 per yew, $1.50 for six months, ,75c for three months; by mall In postal zones Uo to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight. JlO/Kl per year, payable In advance. he Prints of Conquest There is considerable evidence right now that things are not going too well with Japan in its at tempted cominesl of China. Up to now the preiiomleriiiice of military success has been with the Rising Sun. But news now comes from, the district north of Hankow that the Chinese are striking back with remark- $ble success. The effort to organize Chinese in the occupied territory I" light Chinese outside it has not been 'successful. The continual wearing away of guerrilla warfare is not doing' the far-flung Japanese troops any good. And the strain of month after weary month of what was to have been a quick and brilliapl victory is a very trying one, both from the military and ' the financial angle. The war cost, in men, money, ami resources, is piling up—and precious little is coming back from China except the endless stream of little urns containing ashes of what were Japan's best young men. Tliere is evidence which, on the face of it, indicates an increasing desperation on the part of Japan. The decision to' interfere arbitrarily with the ordinary neutral trade of what is left of China is one which may offend powerful nations like the British and American, neither of which is without power in the Pacific. Such policies are not idly or thoughtlessly adopted. Increasing desperation , in civijian bombings and restriction ; of " . medical supplies and relief food reaching the Chinese are not marks of cpn- fi(lei|ce. Meanwhile Japan is gradually losing the foreign markets in the gaining of which her star rose so meteorically in the years picceding the Chinese fid- venture. A country making the all-embracing effort of a vast war on foreign soil can scarcely give the attention to foreign trade which it demands. Germany found that out in .1!)1<I-19!S, and even today with her industrial plant centered on the arms industry, she knows it is hue. Japan is unable to buy abroad as freely as before its Chinese war because of a shortage of , foreign exchange. It cannot fill foreign orders as surely or as promptly. There has been some increase' of export to the Chinese occupied territory in Manchuria and north China. But it is vary doubtful if it compensates- for losses elsewhere. The war is now approaching the end of its second year; it is costing Japan a billion,and a half dollars a year in •straight- appropriations alone. Tiie Japanese population is beginning to feel the pinch. Leaving moral considerations aside for the moment: Does all this pay? 'Sure, I'll Run' Some day .sonic American slalcK- inan 5s going to IJG approached with the idea of running for the presidency. And lie will nay, "Sure, I'll run!" Just like that. And his i|iic»lioiicr will fall in it dead faint, for a great American precedent will have been broken. This is one (jucstion which I)us never been answered directly and simply except perhaps by Sherman, who left no doubt with his "1 will not run if nominated and I will not serve if elected." Coyness has become Urn tradition. Coolidgc's "1 do not choose to run" was the subject of reams of comment essaying lo interpret exactly what he meant. Now Senator Vandenbcrg has added another expression which may go ringing down beside that lot' Coolidgc: "If these are responsibilities of a broader nature (than the senalorsliip) [ shall meet' them to the best of my ability," said he. Neat, modest, and carrying the properly coy note for the tradition is this phrase of Ihc Michigan'senator. Translated, it means,'"Sure, I'll run!" Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily menu endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of interest In Ihe subjects discussed. A Disgrace To The Uniform I ... do solemnly swear that \ \yill .support nnd defend the Constitution ' of the United States against, nil enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith nnd Hllcginncc to the same; (hut I take this obligation freely, without, any mental reservation or piivposc of evasion, and I hut J will well and fult'lifuily discharge the duties ot the office upon .which 1 am nuout to cn- Icr, so help me God. The foregoing is the oalh taken by officers of the United States Army. It is the oath taken by George Van Horn Mosclcy, Major-General, retired. His testimony of this week before tlio House committee investigating un-American ivc- livitlcs shows/how he lias rcgardcrl Ihose solemn pledges, Gen. Mo.seley lias swnggcriiigly tokt of givlni; aid and comfort lo enemies ol the CnnstlUilion. He lias brazenly staled his 'agreement, with llw iwlicicw of n foreign dictator, n sworn enemy of nil for which our Constitution stands. He has admitted collaboration with the domestic preachers of hntc who nttnck the spirit of America's Institutions by their (anntical appeals to intolerance, lie has given npproviil to n pltui for supplanting the judiciary provided by.our Con- slilution with n system of military courts. He lins made public addresses and pnrttctpnlcd in organizational activities to advance the poisonous tenets which lie acknowledged on the wil- ncfs stand. ' : H would be sufficiently sickening, if an ordinary cillM-n engaged In such activities, nut Gen, Mcscley is of the elect, a high officer uf the national defense, a sworn defender ot the Constitution, handsomely paid during his active career and .still the recipient of Sfi.OOO annually in retirement. By tils conduct, Gen. Mosclcy lias made lilmseH n disgrace to the service .m:l to Hie uniform. —St. Louis rost-Dispatch. SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1939 SIDE GLANCES by Gatbraith "[ don't like fishing cither, but if I hang nrouiul the bouse loo much my daughter-in-law kcepVuiinking up liille 'jobs for me lo do." HOLD EVERYTHING - By Clyde Lewi* STVX PLJQ17 O'MWBT "These glasses don'l help, Doctor. 1 slill gel spols before my eyes, only now they're in Technicolor!" THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. OttL u. •, VAT. 6TT You Actually Have Fewer Ikwes As You Mature, 'but.How Many? ISY I1K. AIORKIS FISIIHE1N | Kditor, Jnurnnl of Hie American Medical Association, and of Hygcla, the Health Alngnilnc The quiz for (his week deals with the structure of the human body. Again there arc five questions to which 20 points each may be assigned. If yon iti-c well Informed, yon will have at least a score of 00. I. The skin of the human body _ weighs, (or a man of 150 pounds, ja total of (:u, \0 pounds; <Vi), 20 pounds', (c), 8 pounds; (a), 6 pounds, or (e). 25 pounds. 2. Thrrc are in the body nf n man 40 years old the following number of bones: (a), 100; (b) 150; ic), 175; (d>, 206; (c), 270. 3. The heart of the average man is as big as <a). grapefruit; (bl an English walnut; (c), a football (d). an apple; (c), his head. 'I. The kidneys arc in the (a) stomach; (b), chest; (c), abtlo men; (di. buck; (e), buttocks. 5. The tbyinus Is a <a>, «co graphical structure; (b), a ni'usl cal Instrument; (c), a gland con OUT OUR WAY rr SURE is VJOWDERHX vow COMPACT THE.V CAM BUILD THESE TRAILERS/ TAKE THIS BACK SEW, FCR INSTANCE-WEN \-( OW TH' INSIDE SOL) LIFT [T Up THERE'S A WSH \ \ -OP THIS'W! "OB. AK)C? OOTWES VJRlWGER UNDER IT- THEM ALL-rtXi CO 15 OPEM THE OOSET EOOft. AWD HE/, MOU> OUGHT TO COME THIKTV DAYS O FATHERS VACATION FOCLTHW.' LOOK, HERE'S A PLACE RDR OXK- IU& UtEMSIL5.UM3Efi.THE STOVE AMD THE KITCHEN sun, COWERS ' OV5R AMD M*£S A PLACE FCC. A. PORTABLE By J. K. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE ' with Major Hoople EGAD/ BLUE FLAG IS APVAWCIMG OM TUE FARTUKK), JASOKl^ MOW HE WFTH, RUMWIWG SMOOTHLY—FAUGH .' STUMBLED AUDTWRee HORSES FASSED HfM? NOW HE'S BfKCK IM STRIPE,PICKING UP SPEED/KJOW HE'S THIRD, FOURTH,TM1RP ^-HEKE THEYCaV\E IM THE STRETCH "~ rAV WORP/ HIS3OCKEV SEEMS 7O BE PULLIWQ HIM B\CK/ HE'S STILL. "WIRD, NOW SSCOMP, WOW 1HIRD, WOW SECOMD, MOW~ BLUE FLAG / WO5LE HOSS/ PRETTV RLEkSE A\STAM MAcTORi POM-'T sw KSO MO' LESSEM Me'S FUST/ PHEW/ I'SS , SWEATIM' GUM DROPS/ CJfAPPOVEMEWT OP THE BREED H SERIAL STORY DATE WITH PANGER BY HELEN WORDEN 1939. MCA SERVICE. (MC. Veatrrdtift 'I'Jic tmjucftt Is per- lonui'jl imO police Mjiccutitlc next uhu( Ihti uutoiiMy will BlioiY uj» uliuul Jcutlcu J'rcnch. CHAPTER XVI ''• r PHE war is on," Maty • told Liidd over the telephone. "The Duke lias made the first move. I haven't got time to go into thai now. Would you like the story of the inquest for the 12 o'clock edition?" Talking in headlines Mary sketched in the happenings o£ tlio morning in Hie medical examiner's ollico to Satn Darwin, a rewrite innn, "The toss wants lo speak with you again," Sam said when she finished. "Wlial did yon mean when you said Martin had made the first move?" asked Ladd. "I couldn't, prove it, but I think he 'ami Dill Condon tried lo run me down a few minutes ago." There was ;i moment's silence. "I can't afford to lose (lie best reporter I've got. Do you want help?" "No. I don't, think the Duke will try Unit again. When he comes to his senses he'll realize it wouldn't be good business to hurt me, at least not right away. He'll watch his step for Ihe next lew weeks." "I wisl) yon wouldn't b<J so cussed seli-rclianl." There was exasperation in Tom's tone. Mary laughed. It was a charming laugh, rippling and gay. If Ladd had known women as well as he knew the newspaper game lie would have caught the intimate quality at that laugh. As it was, it maddened him. Once more lie \vas the impersonal editor. "1 want to trap Marlin with the goods," lie snapped. "Thai's v.'hy I advised Fcnclon to have Morris fake the inquest. We all know Martin's guilty as the devil, but we'll have to prove it. Find out whom he's stalking now." * * * TV/TABY hnew that (lie crowd ' - which went to the Dove at night could be found at the Turf noons. She also knew Clem Shirley might be there. It was a sharp sensation, stimulating to the imagination, to go from the grim squalor of Bcllcvue and tlic moi'guc to the golden splendor of the Turf, with its creamy 'velvet carpels, crystal chandeliers and mirrored walls. Mary knew most of the people in Ihe liny little restaurant (lack of space 'was one of the Turt's assets) l>y sight. Tljey belonged to an international set. There was the lavishly bcjcweled; Comtesse de Jacqiicii' 1 whose ' husband sold champagne; the homely daughter oC an American tool manufac- turer who'd married n rascally Italian prince; the silly American boy who'd taken a showy K'gyp- lian princess tot a wife; and the alluring German dancer who was to star in a Broadway show that the millionaire across the- room was angeling. Mary knew their histories. Some were shabby, some great. There -was the doll-faced Viennese actress lunching with that slippery German who arranged marriages, a litlle fat man with beady green eyes. She was, hard and glittering and beautiful. In a day or so Mary was sure the actress would be announcing her engagement to the rich old banker the German was visiting in New York. Such a pair as tins actress and her match-making friend usually hunted on the Riviera. "A mixed green salad and a demi-tasse," she told the waiter. At sound of her voice, a girl at another table turned around. "Why, Mary Franklin!" she exclaimed. "What are you doing, eating all alone. Come and join Jack and me." • "Clem!" cried Mary. "We run into each other all the lime, don't we!" » , , yiTALITY was Clem's most dazzling characteristic. Life surged through her veins with a radiance that left others breathless. Her dark curls were tucked under a fuchsia red hat and she wore a prim, rather Victorian-cut dress of red wool trimmed in mink. Her blue eyes wore dancing with the joy of living. "Oh, Mary! Last night was so exciting. I'd never seen Chinatown before. We were really taken behind the'scenes by Mr. Martin." "That's so. Wo did meet you last night," laughed Jack Burden, ordering a cocktail for Mary. "Is Chinatown one of your vices?" "I go occasionally," she replied. 'But Clem was right. You both wore being guided by a man who knows it better than I. Duke Martin, is the silent partner in a number of local schemes." "Such as?" Jack looked at her with inquiring eyes. "Oh, fan-tan and opium rackets." "Really!" said Clem. "How fas. dilating." Jack took Ciem's hand. "Our little girl is learning about the big world. Don't get ; too close to the fire, darling." 'Your wings will be singed, if you do," warned Mary. She told lliem bf Janice French's inquest. "Duke Martin stops at nothing," she repeated. '" ';- "•:; i ,-j. "You're just an old fogy, Mary." Clem tossed her head. "You and ernect with growth; (cl), a game; e), an article of wearing apparel NSWEKS: 1. The skin of a human being lakes a surface 20 feet square and •eighs about six pounds, 2. A man, 40 years old. has 200 ones in his body—2S in the spine, 3 in the skull, 23 in ribs and rcasthnnc, C'l in (lie arms. C2 in lie legs, and sis in the ears. A aby at birth has 270 bones. As grows these combine lo make vcntunlly n lota] of 200. 3. The average man's heart is vc inches Ion;;, three and one- inlf Indies vvicie and two and mc-linlf inches thick. It weighs 1 ounces. It is thus about the izc of the average man's fist. 4. The kidneys are located in he abdomen. There are two. They ic one on each side of the spine ;ownrd the back. 5. The thymns is a gland which 5 present in young children and upcars as they grow older. II .1 believed to be concerned with jrowlh. Ten Years Ago Today .lime 3, I!KD Rdyar G. Harris. Jr.. 14. son o Edgnr G. Harris, former editor and publisher of the Mythcville Ctsur- ier News, was instantly killed and his companion, Henry Foster. ID, was seriously injured when their car overturned on a highway 10 miles north of West Point. Miss.. Sunday afternoon. "In the Garden" Carrying out the idea of having Id-fashioned flowers, which arc ow the most favored blossoms. Jr. and Mrs. D. L Boyd have lany kinds of these in bloom al heir garden, 915 Chickassnvba venue. Like many oilier houses located n comers, this garden may be lore easily seen by passersby than hoe- which have no front or side ntrances. Some of the most beautiful snap- iragons and phlox ever seen in private gardens grow there, along viih flowers so popular in the Jack belong back with the dowagers. As 11 I couldn't lake care Of myself." "You're flirting with the scp.t* slab Janice French rests on now," declared Mary. "I like your father loo well lo see you get into trouble.", ' Mary fancied she saw a look of worry in Jack's gray eyes, hut his manner was light. "I think you're over serious, Mary. The morgue's got you down. I'll keep an eye on Clem, Forget the inquest. Come lo a movie with us." "I can't," smiled Mary. "I'm a working girl." But as they put her in a cab, she suddenly asked, "What, are you doing tonight, Clem? Perhaps you and Jack could have dinner with me," Clem hesitated. "I'm sorry, Mary, I don't believe I can." "She's got a dale," interrupted Jack, "and il isn't with me, but I'm going just the same." "Oh, don't be silly, Jack." Clem's voice was impatient. "We're not married. Besides, you're not asked tonight." • * *. T~!HEY were still arguing when -*• Mary drove oft. For the "rest of the afternoon' they wrangled, even in the darkness of the movie theater. Jack thought Clem incredibly stubborn. "I've been very patient, but this is getting past a joke. What gazook is taking you out lonight?" "What right have you got to know everything ] do?" she flashed back. "My love gives mo the right." "I don't call that love." Before he could answer she had left her seat. Two old ladies blocked Jack's pursuit. By the lime lie reached fhe street, Clem had disappeared. When Clem reached her apart' ment, the buller said her father had called lo say he'd driven lo Long Island for a hunt meet and decided to stay for dinner at the club. "Will you be dining here, Miss Clem?" "Yes, Bailey. In my room." , Still in a rebellious mood, Clem walked'slowly back to the elevator and mechanically pressed the button marked with the number of/her floor. For some lime after she wont up to her own apartment, she Kat with her hands nervously clasped, an angry spot of • color on her pretty round cheeks. Suddenly she burst into tears. Why did Jack have to b; so possessive? She'd give him something to be jealous aboiit. Tmy,,;l- sively-she reached for-'the'teie- photie. : " • (To Be Continued) long ago. Double coreopsis arc also in full bloom now and their zinnias are about a foot in height. The Boyds also have unusually fine pink pain(ed and early white daisies. Mrs. Boyd, who does most of the tending of the garden, says she experiences little trouble in growing snapdragons, phlox or painted daisies, which arc believed by muny to be difricull, lo grow. Tennis Intrigues Uccr PAINESVILLB, O. (UP)—Two Lake Eric college girls had an unofficial umpire during a tennis match on the college courts. The umpire — a half-grown doe thai studied their strokes from on adjoining hockey field. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson '" The Woman.-, club, in its ad- JoiiniEd meeting FrWas' atlernoon, attended to much business. The personnel of the club's officers was 'slightly changed and is now fis follows: Miss Cora Lee Colc- man. president; Mrs. Walker H. Baker, first vice-president; Mrs. Marvin Robinson, second viceprcsiricnt: Mrs. James H. Brooks, recording secretary; Mrs. Howard Proctor, corresponding secretary; Mrs. E. M. Teny. treasurer; Mes- dnmes W. W. Hawkins, George W. Barlinm. S. E. Vail, E. M. Terry nnd b. II. Moovc, trustees. IS ONLV THE SIZE OF £Vi BUT IT HAS AS AAUCH - WR.imaYNE*SERYlCE,«C, T.M. REG.U, 5't GREENVILLE. SCORED IN ov<s: /A//V//VCS AGAINST EL. ! ZAB ETHTp N . Misses Florence Arlan, Pauline U«ng and Suva Lang and Joe Ap- plcbtunn and Ivonls Isaacs motored to iJcpanlo Sunday nlghl. Billy Cooley. James TeriT and Noble Gill arrived Saturday from Coinvay v>')iere they were students of Hendrix college for this year. Hev. ^^. A. noggs, and Bob Kirsil- ner \vill meet at five o'clock this afternoon in the finals o( Ilie Elytheville Tennii Club Tournament. WI(\)D A SIC3N OF OP?. WEATHER ANSWER: U depends on where you live. In many narl'i or Ihe U. S., an east wind means moisture. In Palestine, cast wind? are dry and hot-and various passages in the Bible mcnlioa Ihis NEXT: GeKiDir a. kick oul of flour,

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