The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 15, 1937
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PAGE POUR BLYTIIBVILLE. (AKK.) COURIEll NEWS THE BJ-YTHEVILLR COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H W. HA1NES, Publisher Hole National Advertising Representatives: Arkans»s Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, De- BOit, St. Louts, Dallas, Kansas City, MemplUs. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at/ the post ofllce at Blythcvlllc Arkansas, under act ot Congrfss, October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES • By carrier In (lie City of Blythevlllc, 15o i*r week, or 65o per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J3.00 per year, JI.50 for six months, 75c for three niontlis; by mnll In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight. ,$10.00 per year, payable in advance. U. S, Hud Conscience n$ Dollar Diplomat There muy not stem lo be imu'li connection between a crowd of :ii)gry U. S. marines wrecking a ncwttpaiicr oflicc in Nicaragua and a calm discussion of the problem of imperialism in Hie modern world. Hut a cablegram from Central America linked (lie two very neatly,- (he other day, and provided a little nourishing food for thought. Away back in 1022. or thereabouts, our marine.'; were -stationed in Nicara- Biia. A stout Nicaragua!! patriot, Dr. Km'lrago Diaz, objected bitterly. In liis newspaper, the Tribuna, at Managua, lie put the marines on the pan ami said. contemptuously that they were unlit for the compaiojiship of the women of Nicaragua. Sonic of the marines could. road Spanish. So one day a bunch of the lads got together and made a raid on the Tribiiwi's offices, wrecking them will) a hearty thoroughness stidi as only infuriated marines can achieve. And Die wind-up of the -story came just the other day, when a United States Treasury check covering the damages was handed to Dr. Diaz. Well, so what? Does that prove anything in particular, except that Uncle Sam does pay his bills if you give him time enough? You can appreciate the story best if you reflect on the tiling:; Dial have been said about America's land-grabbing exploits. In the last few years Aincrictinr, • have waited indignant about Mussolini's seizure O f Ethiopia, Japan's attack on China, and so on—and have been told that they had no right lo throw stones because Uncle Sam himself expanded his territorial holdings by force, with Latin-Americans, Indians and other luckless people paying (lie freight. But there is a little difference there, .somehow, and this Niearaguan story doe,s illustrate it. Clumsily, often tardily, gi'iicnilly somewhat inadequately, this' country has made an effort to redress the balance. The marines are out of Nicaragua now, the country is free and independent—and even a minor bit of "aggression" Jjkc Hie mob scene in the newspaper office is at last paid for by the U. S. Treasury. Mexico did get the 'cash of the Gadsdcn purchase—and hv (l decades later, got the French lifted off IKT OUTOUl* WAY neck by orders from Washington. Spain did gel a lump sum for the Philippines, and Cuba actually did go free. The government has spent some millions of dollars caring for the disposed Indians. Alaska was acquired by straight purchase, The old marincs- havc-lamled era of "dollar diplomacy" did finally end. That record could be a great deal belter—but it could also be a great deal worse. It is not exactly the sort of record a greedy and ruthless people would make, lirced is in it, of course—but it is tempered by conscience, after all. Foreign militarists engaged in stealing the lands of weaker iteoplc.s will have to look a little further to lind justification for their actions. StM In Tfic Red The dill'icullieK which meet an administration that tries to balance its budget in a time of increasing industrial stagnation are amply illustrated by the announcement at Washington that a §2;!,000.000-i<-iHonth increase in WI'A spending has been ordered, to .eopu with unemployment. Twenty-three millions a month constitute heavy spending, even in a government like ours. Since relief expenditures have been one of the main reasons for the unbalanced budget, it is hard to see how the budget-balancing act is going to be accomplished when relief costs arc gping up at (hat rate. Yc( what is to be done? The need exists. Unemployment is indisputably on (he rise. Something has to be done, and the federal government is the un- ly agency that can do it. In the long run, a balanced budget must wait on full business revival. Until that revival comes, government accountants will have to keep the jug of red ink handy. Reudy for Trouble The United Stales air force is "one of the biggest and possibly the most efficient" air force in existence. S<> says that famous British authority, "Jane's All the World's Aircraft," an annual publication which reviews national air forces ouch year. This British authority, inciucnliilly, is puzzled by America's big air fleet. It points out that America is isolated and safe, with nothing to fear from any enemy close enough to do any damage. Why, it ask 3> should the American people spend money for such a powerful weapon? Tlic answer to that one is easy: just in case, brother—just in case. This country is going to keep out of trouble if it can; but it doesn't mind having the world know that if trouble should come the country is perfectly well able lo handle it. T«o waning philcwopljfcs. tlic rrii-son and sc- renilj- ct Goclhc mid the emotional militarism ot rtrtolt Hitler. hHvc put Ihc soul of the world in jcopiirdy.-Dr. Abram Leon Saclicr. unt- vmlty of Illinois. By Williams WEDNESDAY, DECEMHKR 15, lf)87 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark fegsy^g-^gy OREN ARNOLD, Copyrisht 1937, NEA Wet, Inc. C'.VST OI- 1 ClIAltACTI-illS "III'. JIT JMIIUY—iiero. "1 want •'something enfe for a culo couple who live in .1 cute" THIS CURIOUS WORLD B / e William Ferguson BORN THIgTV YEARS TOO SOON SOME: /V)0(JfsJTA(f\)S GROW B.V . BEING BUILT UP BY VOLCA fsl OES/ OTHERS GROW BY - . -WHEN THE 'SURROUNDING- PI^MNS ARE CUT DOWN BV WEATHERING-/ CHAPTER XXII gINCB they had slipped ;iw;iy ill Hie dawn th;i( morning, Mary Melissa and Bob liad been gone six cbiys. They weren't sure of that until, later, but Bob estimated that they had been gone anywhere from four to ci«ht days; i, c j us ( couldn't say exactly how long they had first been in the cave, EO harrowing were those dark Hours. It is almost miraculous that Hades Jones didn't find them in all that time. Left lo his own inclinations he no doubt would have climbed to Defiance Casflc, found the inner cave entrance and s t a ,.t- ed a search. But Hades was past 70 years of age. Climbing GOO feet j of assorted ladders and precarious vjc holds was not exactly easy, and he realized it. Not that he" couldn't do it—oh no! But it would be best to have a uood reason. He didn't worry much until the third day, in fad. He had the rather vague note that Bob had left. Honey Bee assured him that Dob and 'Lissa had departed in the direction opposite the cliff, The main worry for Hades was the fact that the absent ones had not taken their horses. Where could they bo going on foot, for so long? J'horc wasn't anywhere to go, that lie could figure. Furthermore, why couldn't he find their trail? Two days had passed before he thought to look for tracks, and wind had blown considerably in the meantime. Hades once was an expert trailer, but blowing dry -sand soon erases tracks imd ;i trailer is forced to detect such difficult signs as broken grass, shoe marks on rocks, bent wigs in brush. This is very hard to do in desert regions. Hades circled the camp a half mile •-{ so out, but he could pick up no likely signs. He came back and questioned Honey Bee. •/ ... ; ~ t « " Y OU sny lllej ' 'icvcv said where! Uiey was going to?" j "Bawb say they BO away, us to wail." Honey Bee insisted, "But where to, damn il?" She shook her head. "I wish I could say," the Indian girt declared, truthfully. "Waal, we better climb up Ihcre'n look, They mighta got hurt or soinclliing." Hades leaned Iwk to stare at the high dirt castle. Scott Holliman had squatted, cowboy fashion, within hearing of Ihis conversation, und now he took part for Ihc first time. "Ain't you already been up there, cookie? Didn't I KC e you up on them ladders last night?" Holliman addressed Honey Bee. The girl nodded. She had indeed gone up. Most ot the way but not <nii(e all. She had been mooning about (he jnattcr, meditating over Ihe absence of the man she Jovcd. The thought of his taking her rival angered her in the first place, and his prolonged absence with 'Lissa was beginning to drive Honey Bee into brooding jealousy. But Bob had commanded her to silence about the new cave. He was her man, she must obey. She had thought of all these things as she climbed. She had faith in .his ,-ibilily to take care of himself—-vhat harm could befall a frown man and woman, adequately equipped with water, food, a lantern, spare candles, everything? She had no belief in "ghosts" and such yarns. And she had an Indian's patience; she could wait. "Waal, cf you already been up there to look, (hat settles that" Hades ruled. "They've slipped off some'ers." He shook his old head confused at the strange turn of events. * * * JJOLLIMAN went on willi Ihc work he was hired to do, building first permanent pole frames for the tents, making tables, chairs, a iireplace, then assisting Hades Jones to build a corral. He was n plodder type unless something stimulated him into extraneous action. He did talk once to Honey Bee ; ir] about his deal with hei- concerning Mary Melissa. But Hpncy Bee was not inclined to discuss it She war surly. Things had fgot- ten out of hand. All three of them were, in : fact, rgetlirte anxious, increasingly touchyj us days passed. And Holliman msy have noted TRAVEL BYA/fZ TO REACH THE: FLORIDA COAST/ TO UEAVES ' THE.V TRAVEL HUNDREDS OR/s/llLES ONJ THE. WINGS (skills represent, Ihc subtraction type of nioiinlnin. They ,, , aM "' a tnl;Ie !»'«! of level lavcts of red •iHnrisinnr iw Hood ami Ml.. R[ , h)ic , Brc n<m , m , Vhey were bi I , ™'in-'l' tcrial thrown out ol Ihc craters of volcanoes. ' * • Aic (here any Iht- Nalicnal Park: «r then I'. T. H. tttf. D. a. p.t. Off. Multiple Sdrrobi.s (laiujc.s -Brcaka<>c i«i Nerve lAmc.lion, Cause is Unknown 'llii.s is HIP sixlli in a .vcrira i in which Dr. Kishbein discus;,c:; ' niusc. rfTcct and treatment of discuses of the IICITCIIS .vv.stcm. < * A I No. :iD6) R\ lilt. MORRIS HSHBKIN tM'.im, journal ol the Amrnran Mcilical Association, and nl Kygci.1, the Health Magazine One of Ihc mast extraordinary dlocawa that may nltuck the nervous system 01 man Is m;>liij>:e sclerosis. T" this ' cnndltion. scallerin? patches or Imrdcn.u? develop in the itjsut-, ot the nervous system wilh a degeneration ol the Mienths of thp nerves, caiiEiut! tremendous interfoicncc in the motor and sen- ioty activities of the body. The r.ltche:; are w.Mety scattered thrr.ii?ho«t the ncrvcus system and the eflects arc widely varied. Usually the condition begins in a person somewhere between 20 nnd 40 years of age, seldom in children. The exact cause of (Ins disease has not been determined. It has been thought, that n gcin; was responsible, but this never has been verified, nor has it been proved the result ct some deficiency In the diet. Cases appearing nfler seme infections disease Way be merely coincidence. • * * After a period of mnntinc.vs and wtakucis hi the legs, the usual I ci^t sradii.illy develops .sonic dilti- ciilly in viMon and In ipscoh associated with dizziness, and inability to stand ivliliout falllns. ] 'Hie csiKiitiou Is exceedingly ( |i(i "cull, to diagnose because 'thcve arc many other conditions In which Champion 'Coon Dog Loses Prestige in Log CUD Al'PLSTON. Mo. (UP)—Ben Schnurbiisch's hound doz—rcnown- ccl (liroughout (he Or.afks for hir, nbilily lo huul 'coons—has found one raccoon that he'll lei alone hereafter. Twelve days after the hound disappeared-a hunter saw a dog's t:iil .sticking atil from a hollow lo?. Investigation proved it was Sclnuirbusch's 'coon dog. nearly «i stari-ation. Schnurbiisch said that .some wily raccoon probably had lured the dog into the lo.?. from which i(. was iinnhls to escape, Shaft. To Rise To Honor A. E. F, and Lafayette RORDEAUX lUP) — A Franco- American memorial paying (ribuln In Lafayette mid the American f.sprditionary rcrcos will be inaugurated ^011 at Verdun. M. M;u;ricf naiuonr. former (bat Hades w,« ;,„.,... ...... oi the time, but they didn't Ijothcr. The old man, as a inaltci- of fact, was "culling trail." ITe rode and h« walked, inspecting every ravine, every coyote track, every possible place for siQns ol the missing ones. H bothered him that he could pick up no track. On tho fiflh day of Boll's; and 'Ussa's absence, Holliman left the camp himself, permanently. Tempers all u-cix strained by that time, and the showdown incident to Holliman'.s departure survul to relieve Hades some. He had "blowed off steam" as he would have put it. Scott llolliman, lucky to he alive, must have had. a long and tiresome walk back to civiii- zalion, but 40-odd miles wouldn't kill him. .Soon afler sunup on the sixth' day, Hades was still at tin: corral doctoring a mule that had been injured, when he chanced to elance up the face of the cliff. "Waal. I'll he fried and buttered!" he exclaimed, mumbling to himself. Thar goes that squaw up lliar!" * * * IT was true. Honey Brc was climbing tho ladders. She hail thought Hades fjc:.c for the morning, as usual, portiops milca ftcin camp and entirely out of v;.n;;o as to vision. She had brooded Ml night. Mental pictures of Bob and Mary Melissa had bedeviled the Indian for days. She couMn't stand it, she told herself. So sho dclcnniiicd at breakfast to climb Ihc ladders, take a lantern of her own and go into the new cave. The time had come when she could no longer obey her loved one's command lo wail. She must sec if he wove in danger. When 'she had reached the lop ladder. Honey Bee had worked up an intense haired anew for Mary Melissa. "He would not have been lost, but for her," Honey Bee told herself. She lighted the lantern, after a quick inspection of the castle rooms. It burned evenly, brightly. She entered the darkness, quickly saw the chalked arrows Bob had rnarle, marking liis and 'Lissa's trail. She saw the shriveled human body in its niche, too, paused a moment to study it. Death! "Death would take the white girl out of the way," Honey Bee was Chinking. -On the-Indian's countenance, us she stood there, camo, a strange,, somehow savage expression. (To Be Continued) French deputy and president of the committee for the monument announces thai the work has been completed and soon the memorial will fcc open lo the public. A granite shaH of 225 feel the memorial joins ma-'Sl with 1911'18. The site chosen has a double significance, for it was from near that sint that General Lafayctttc failed for America In 1777 and is near Bordeaux where many American soldiers landed in France in 1917-18. The base of the shaft has been made a museum of relics of Lafayette, of Gen. John J. Perishing and the A. B. P., and from its summit one can get a splendid view of llic countryside and shore line. The Marquis de Chambrun. a •descendant of Lafnyotle; Governor General Marcel Olivier, president of the French line, and six former prime ministers of 'France arc on tho memorial committee. Washington. Madison, Jackson. Polk. Buchanan, and Harding were the only American presidents who liKd no children. Abstainer Has Big Collection of Odd Liquor DALLAS.'Tex. I UP»— Mow comes the story of a collector who has never lakcu a drink of liquor and who ha:; a hobby of coileclii]" liquors from all over tho world Miss Harriett Buckspan ot Dallas has :i collection of liquors Ural I range from the Kg Ka py of the i Chinese to the absinthe frappc of ! the French and the Horse's Neck . of the American. Sample bottles have come from almost every country in the world where liquor is made. Prom Holland came Ihc brown glass bottl-s shaped like dogs, birds, elephant;; and other animals, filled with many colored liquor;; of rvcry description. There is not a country missing, nor a liquor. "Some of the liquor is 50 years old," Miss Buckspim said' "ol course. 1 wouldn't think of o penin<- one cf the bottles." Head Courier News Want Ads. OUR BOARDING HOUSE similar symptoms may develop. Patients arc sometimes grratlv depressed, but in oilier tuscs arc excited and may even hav? an e\-- IraorchiMrv feclin s of well beini;. Almost, every patient v.ho dc- vclcps this disease sooner or la,L. becomes a permanent invalid, living on Iho avevase 10 or 12 years, although many livn sn lon^ as •£, years after the first appears. In its early .'.tiac:;. r.omctimr;i the ilisiasn not only seems lo :>!oj) but definitely Chans'; toward improvement. There is no spcci;;c lie-ilnr!ii. but it is j;Dssii>lc to biint; about much comfort and crruiin dru™s have been qlvcn with B pv>,irr>nl ben- cm. People with Ions continued chronic disease die nol se, much from Ihcsr. rilscasr-s as from socnndnry complications. The phpician observes the appearances M su:h complications antl take.; Ihc necessary steps to prevent their projress, Massage and suHablo baths' to keep the muscles and skin in gwxl condition arc frequently of aid lo cuch patients. NEXT: Paralysis 05113115, 01 ! linking paLsy. With Major Hoople Feed names .are quite common ; in baseball tlang. A ba:.eball Is an i apple: n ball park is an apple or- eteKJ; .1 bat, with jioor wood is A banana slnlh; a high, lay.y batted ball is a can of corn; a Youngster Is a lamb; n curve tail is a mackerel; a bruise from sliding is a strawberry; etc. W8LL.MAUOR, "TIME'S UP "FOR PLAUKlW T7DVVKJ 7H' LAST C3ROAM OWTH' IWCOM6 TAX/ WOT THAT IT'LL MAKE AKlY DlPF TO YOU—BUT THIS UKJ- iMT CEMSUS VVIL1_~~ ITfe BGEM ITS HEELS HERE POR SEVERAL WEEK'S, WAITING ^OF. YOU TO PUT IT TO WORK/ UNCLE SAM is PULLIM' A SQUEEZE! PLAY ok) You' YEH/ YOU EIWER BEEM vUORKJK) 1 , OK YOU AIUT / IP YOU T5EEU POKIW A TIMEPIECE Ikl TH 1 RIBS, YOU SHOULDA PILED A TAX RETLJRM — BUT IF YOU BEEM SAVIM' ~rw' WOP.LD, 5ITTIM' BESIDE A POT-BELLIED HEATTBFv TWEW YOU OUGHT TO PILE OWE OF THESE Ox? PROPOSE YOU PROP AROUMP TO MY NEW PLACE' OF BUSINESS AMP ACQUAINT YOURSELVES WITH MY SANTA

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