The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 22, 1937
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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COUBIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THK OODR9B NKWS OO, B.-W. HAWtt, PnblUlMr .' Me National jMmtlslng Representatives: AitsMM DtUks, Inc, New York, Chlc»«o. De- Mt, at, Louis, Dtllas, Kansas 'City, Memphis. Pvbtkbed Evety Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u wcond class mater it the post eflke at Blytheville Arkansas, under act of Coofnes. October *, HIT. Served by the United Press " SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythcvllle, 15o per week, or 6&c ffi month. • - " • By mall, within a radius of BO miles, 13.00 per' ytar, $1.50 for six month*, T5c for three months; fey mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.60 per year; in wmes seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable in advance. U. S. Sacrifices May Revive 'Peal' Japan • What makes up a nation, anyway 7 The government, the military forces, or tlie plain people who do Hie hard work and pay the bills? The answer isn't a.s obvious as it may seem/ And because it is so easy to get, mixed up on it, what has happened in Japan since the sinking of the Panay is worth a little thought. There can be no mistaking; the fact that'the ordinary people of Japan were deeply and profoundly shocked by the sinking of the American gunboat. The evidences of popular feeling have been too widespread anci plain to he attributed to mere propaganda. Every cable from Tokjo has brought word of genuine pational sorrow over the tragedy. Ordinary Japanese have stopped Americans on the streets to tell them "thnt~the~Japanese-nation would undo the damage if if, could. School children have contributed to funds for care of the American wounded—niul Japanese school children are not exactly overburdened \vitl\ pocket money. A Tokio newspaper, has urged the collection of money to buy u new gunboat and present it to the American people. Expressions of regret jwurecl into the American embassy in an amazing flood. Contrast all of that,' now, with the official acts of Japanese statesmen and military men. ,The bombing may 'have been a '"bl'tm- ,' der,- in the sense that the Tokio government did not explicitly order it; but how can any man suppose that it was not done with the full approval of the men on the spot? Amply identified by its flags, the Panay was bombed by airplanes that could not conceivably have supposed it to be other than an American ship. It was 'machine-gunned by surface craft; its lifeboats were attacked after the sink- •ing. A Japanese naval detachment boarded it before it went down. On the heels of that came glib and facile apologies. The Japanese government was broadcasting apologies almost 1 before the Panay was below the surface. The Japanese navy issued a a forma!, blanket apology AW', all of these apologies sounded exactly like part of an act. The ring of sincerity 'was not in them. All right, then—which is "Japan": war-mad statesme'n and military leaders, or honest, conciliatory rank-and- file back honic? The truth seems to be that Japan has been suffering from <t case of split personality. To an extent that is hard for us to understand, government and armed forces do not reflect the will of (he people. They have made the people reflect their will instead; until tlie Panay went down, there was not a hint that the people might prefer to go in another direction. That is why these public expressions of regret at Tokio arc so important. They indicate that "Japan" may not, after nil, be a bellicose and high-handed nation, but a friendly, wcH-inten- tioncd folk with whom we could ge'; along very well indeed. And the ray of hope in the presenl situation is that the sinking of ll'e Panay may be the means through which the Japanese imis.seB may once again gain control over their own country. .WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1037 Legal Hair-Sf)tiuitig An odd legal tangle in Chicago makes one wonder whether our courts are nut sometime.'! the instruments of a complicated legal game rather than implements for attaining exact justice. A Chicago woman whose husband had vanished in 1926 went to court the other day to have him declared legally dead, so that she could collect his insurance. The jury heard the evidence 'and retired lo deliberate; while it was deliberating word came that the man was not dead at all, but alive in a lo\wi in California. The word came too late, and the jury brought in a verdict that the man was legally dead. And the judge, with this news at hand, held that he could not reverse the jury's verdict, and ordered the insurance company to pay up. Higher courts will'probably overturn the case; but doesn't this unbending adherence to legalistic formula seem rather odd? I tliink there is inoru solidarity ol conviction ami purpose In the Republican party toiliiy than Iti (he groups Hint, make up the co-called Democratic party.—Alfred M. Landon. • » » I get no nagging nt home, so I cnn lake it In-public life.-Mayor F. La Gimrdla, New York City. * * • My girl In the fourth grade (jot. lia arithmetic questions In one lesson one night lust week. —Amos Fischer, Pennsylvania Amtalimnn, citinj disadvantages of modern education. •* * .' * '• , Because she can mnkc n good fudge-dike, or likes to scl tables with plcn-anfe dishes, every Blrl in the world thinks she cnn run n tca- room.-Mrs. Ethel Hunt, New York store manager. » * * 'F.rery driver involved In a fatal accident should be taken to Use nearest police station and suet by a tpccial firing oqiiad.-Sii CG estio ( i received by IJuHalo Safety Commission. OUTOUB WAY By Williams SWIH-U IT/ SMELL THW MEAT/ I'VE A MOTION TO MAKE i YOU. EAT EVERY BIT OF IT/ WHAT HAPPENED? I / ^ WELL, GOSH ~-1 WELL, 7. WAS Sllui AM' FELL DOWN A COUPLE TI,V\ES~A.N I~UH — GOLLY, TH POTATUH HE PUT ON TH' SPOUT FOR A. CORK, COME OFF — 'ATS WHUT DONE THIRTY -VEACS TOO SOON , SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "She's liccn horrid. I tell her "Santa won't bring her a (hing if £ have to keep bringing oul her prcscnls now, f,o get her to cat." THIS CURIOUS WORLD B C SUGAR. !S ON EOF THE FEW SUBSTANCES THAT MODERN . . -_. HORNED TOAD, 1 OF. SOUTH /?y>AEPejO\ t i LIVES'ON B/fzos t M/CE:, AND" AND WILL. ATTACK. OSPREYS CARRV OFF ARTICLES OF- CLOTHING- THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT- UNGUARDED sy THE OWIMERS. " ONE recorded instance of osprcy (hjcvcry ended very disnstroiuly. farmer, working In (he fields, hung hsl coat on a fence and sometime Inter saw it ctnnBling from tlie (alons of mi osprey . , . nml in the ixjckct was Ills wa(ch nnd chain. NKXT: How much food can ;i spcrn] wlmlc cat daily? Quiet, Restful Atmosphere Is Urged for Convulslive Disorder Sufferers (No. W» BY I)K. MOKKIS FISUHKIK Editor, Journal nf l!ic American AMiK-iiillnu. ami ol llygcla, tlie Health Magazine Once epilepsy is definitely diagnosed, the care Riven to the per- ron concerned Is of the ntmoil .Importance In regulating the utuii- |l>cr of attacks nml the general health of the individual concerned. When an attack comes lliere i may be danger to life as vvc-11 a.s . to health. Furniture and oilier 'materials should be moved so lhai the person In the convulsive at^ark will not slriUo himself In any manner. Biting of the tongue is ' usually prevented by pulling n spoon or lead pencil between l\ie teeth. Tight clothing sholrl be rc- j moved. ! In the period ot exhaustion which follows tlie attack the person Is best permlllcd to lie absolutely quiet. No attempt should he made to hasten hts awakening because an activity brought atom too early may cause headaches and even persistence of the cx- haustion. j In treatment ol this condition nowadays the doctor plans not only for the utmost in hygiene and improvement of the diet but .also avoidance of fatigue which (feems to lower resistance and m- | crease tlie irritability. Epileptics do best where they are not faced hy exciting and ir- rltallnf contacts but where life Is sven and smooth. They should not be exposed to extremes bt 'heat and cold, Irritating light ef- fects. proloni'.ed heat cycles, llmn- derslonns and similar atmospheric ramifliom. Tlie ncciipalious whicl they choose should not l-.c UMKC which demand yrcnl. physical labor. Intense concentration, mental i fatigue, emotional strain, worry or anxiety.' A grcat^ deal of re::ciirr]i linn been done cm tlie diet ami particularly the water tolancc of pn- tlcnts. Control of these f;ictor« rcoms to be important In let'en- iusz'thc, number nf ' uti/icks. I5si>o- cl.illy valuable are some of the new drugs which h;m> hrru fou lo replace the bromides wlii n.'.rd to be (he only din.': .Ti-.-iilaWe for people with Ihis rendition. A' warning should be issued liiwover. ngsiust tliosc people who prey upon Ilic sick and who offer to sell "sure cures" for this condition. Tlicw euros consist Invariably of strong sedative drugs, prescribed in a dosage nnd with a llfiflstence lar beyond that us'.t- nlly used by ph.vsir.ianr, familiar with the treatment of such C'.UL'S. A properly regulated hygiene ol life, particularly in nicnUil activities, the diet, the water intake and the rest, will do much to lessen the number of attacks in any case. icl B, ELINORE COWAN STONE Copy^Kt, 1937, NEA Strvkt, Inc. CAST OI.' Cir«RACTt-:«jl I.I MIA 1II3NTO.V — n o T u I it c, dlniclilrr uf n (iiuioun .Inter. > OAi-r. HAitnvjioiti: THU.NT— Hero, fljjjiji "diirfilevll." .H 1 II A K l> A THHM' — ll,irr>- murrVf Krcitiilmufbcri u "*troa£ WU1I1IIJJ." * * * Y»l»Ji)-i Hl(n Blnncl.nril MI. <»r» [ki> iiieturi'. Mud» iliioii'l know nnrllr how, .'soc-pl (hill sir*. Tr«ot nnd Hurry nrt- voji- ci'imfU In < ,• iiiuuuer, Haw will 1C adccc lii>r lir,.f CHAPTKK V ' T ATER llmt day, wlien Linda ran downstairs to fetch Mis. Trent's afternoon mail, Barry stepped from the library door into her patli. "Don't I rate even a few minutes once a day?" lie demanded; nnd swinging lice from her feel, lie held her close to him for a moment. Then he scl her gently down agpJn. "You're so little, Tilania—so little lo do lo a man what you're doing to me," he murmured. "I must go," Linda whispered on a quick breath. Harry, she was remembering, liod a way with the lower classes. "This afternoon, then," Barry b « J! g c d , "while Grandmother's faking her nap. In (he library- nobody comes there." "No," said Lindn. "No, Barry" "Why not?" "Because," Linda Hashed, "I tfan'l be stealing around in your grandmother's house—hiding with you in coiners likt> n—oh, Barry, you must see (hat 1 can't!" "You're not Icttiiij! the Duchess 1 legend of (he Trent women gel you clown, arc you, din-ling? They were no doubt a line, upstanding lot of women, as I should be the last to deny. But I'll -take mine little ami sweel, with hands like Titania's—" he liflcd one o£ her hands to his cheek—"snd feet that barely reach the floor when she sits in n man-size chair. And all tlte belter if she turns pale at the sight of. blood—especially if it's mine . . . Anything else?" "Well — " Linda hesitated. It was hard to think with his A.jk head so near the (ouch ot her hand. "We haven't known each other EO very'long, have we?" "You'd be surprised to find out how much I know about you, but —" he sat up and grinned as if at a new and entirely amusing idea— "I sec! You're sold on that bromide of the Duchess about 'a girl in every porl', eh? Well, there's this to be said about that: after you've knocked about a bit, you've picked up some pretty definite ideas about women. The 'Eirli I ask lo marry me slays asked." When Linda sat very slill for a moineiil,. not knowing wliat lo say because she could not be sure how much ho-meant, Barry said, his eyes on the hand he still held in Ills, "Lislcn, Titania! Suppose you knew that I was going to — oh, let's put'it differently! . . . Suppose ybu'-kiicw tliat'l had tp go away, 'almost at once, and might not come back for—well, for u long time ... Got that?" "Yes," said Linda, slartlcd by his unwonted-gravity. "Would you marry me then, or would you still feel (hat we must wail until we knew each other better?" Linda said, "I would marry yon if il were the last thing I did," and was amazed to hear her own voice speaking the words. "In spile of (he Duchess and what she might say?" "In spite of the whole world." "And you will remember that I asked you this, and what you answered?" "I will remember," she said. "That's being a fine brave Trent woman," Barry said, and laughed exultantly. At Hie sound oC impatient movements above, Linda broke away and ran guiltily up the stairs. » * » A LITTLE later that afternoon •**• Linda thought she had the answer to the question she had iskcd herself earlier in the day. Old Miranda, answering (he telephone at her elbow in the draw- 'ng room called (o Linda as she >assed in tin; hall outside, "Oh, "Miss Benton, please tell my grandson that Mrs. Blanchard wishes lo speak (o him . . . Oh, and, Miss Benton, the Christmas wreathes have been delivered. Won't you see that they are properly placed?" Linda, hanging Christmas wreathes in the front parlor, tried not to listen lo Barry's brief telephone conversation in the hall. But she could not help hearing him say laughingly just before ho hung up, "Why, yes, Rita, f might be able to manage thai—for old times' sake—if you'll promise not lo invile the whole county." Old Miranda evidently heard, loo; for when her grandson came into the room, she studied his blandly innocent face with shrewd speculation before she said, "Now since when, Barrymorc Trent, have you taken the veil and forsworn society?" Linda hurried upstsirs. She did not want lo talk to Barry just then. ; - •• : ,.„ Elic did not have a later op- portunity, for a few minutes' afterward he dashed out of (lie! house and drove away. Ho did not return for dinner, nor for (he evening in (he drawing room. Linda did not ask any questions about him; and old Miranda did not volunteer any information. Linda, hated herself for the thought, but it would come, lurn- hiB her alternately cold and hot' with shame nnri misery: had Barry gone to J!ita Blanchard — almost directly from those moments with her on the stairway? Had alt that been re.illy just some of his' teasing nonsense? . . . After all,! just what had he said that afternoon? Not "will you marry me?" but "would you marry me—it —?" . . . Did okl Miranda guess,! loo, (hat he had gone to Mrs.j Blanchard? For old Miranda was 1 strangely silcnl that evening. . «• « * 'THEY did not pray their usual game. Once in Hie early evening Mrs. Trent glanosd at tlie clock, which il seemed lo Linda she had been furtively walchinff ever since dinner, and asked Linda lo turn on Hie radio. She listened impassively (o a brief- news broadcast, and with a silent movement of her head, ordered it on" again. "It seems slrange Kial there isn't any trace of tbat plane Captain Tcenl was so worried about, doesn't it?" Linda roused from her own unhappy thoughts fo say. "He said Lieutenant Ilust is the best pilot he knows." "All?" said old Miranda absently. "So he did . . . Well, sooner or later, for the best of them, there seems to come one last time. No wonder they're a heedless lot . . . Shall we go on with our reading, my dear Miss Benlon?" . So Linda read on and on. But • this evening Miranda Trent did not knit, nor did she drowse—nor did she seem (o lislcn. She sat very, straight as usual, her eyes on some dim, dark distance, as it they would penetrate space, and 1 find out somplliing beyond the ken of ordinary vision. It was almost midnight when Barry came in. At sight of his tense, tired face, old Miranda got slowly lo her feet, her hands trembling a little on the head of her cane. "Well?" she asked simply. "Well?" and stood waiting. Then, when he only nodded, she said, "I see," and sr.t down a little heavily on the chair behind her, her eyes never loaving ,her grand- ' son's face.. ') "" (To Be Continued) Sardine Fishermen Hit By Spanish Cork Scarcity SEATTLE (UP) - The Spanish I var is beiiif- felt keenly by .sardine I isliermen of tlie Pacific Coast.! Cnpt. Henry c. Fox, superintendent I of Ihc .salmon nay terminals, said is fishermen outfitted sardine crnfi or opening of tiio season. "All cork used iu outfitting (lie "•ardiners comes from .Sjiain, and lir- men are bcBiniiing to feel the i of (lie war in that country," aid. Australia Picks Darwin For Air and Navy Base CANBERRA TlipT — "with 3ino- Japanc'.n hostilities causing A.US- r.-ilin lo think more than cve r of its national defense, the govcrn- ncul has decide-:) to rebuild Darivin and make it an Important strategic base for lh r Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. Darwin h Australia's far northern tropical city and seaport. The inauguration of a regular plane service was made there recently. It will be made the aerial gateway to (he country, and it is-the government's intention to rebuild it, in conformity with the importance of the role that it is expected to play in the future in the nation's defensive plans. Chimp With Toothache Yanks Offending Molar ST. LOUIS (UP)—Jackie, a chiiu- panwo at the zco. had a toothache. Several of his companions tried to pull the aching molar with (heir fingers, inil were unsuccessful. Zoo allcndants then gave Jackie a pair of pliers, and after a little experimentation he clamped them around the tooth mid jnnkcd il out. The other chimpanzees then stomped the loolh, shrieking imprecations. Fingerprinting Growing Popular In Michigan MINNEAPOLIS (UP)—Pinner, printing of children is fast becoming the practice of Minneapolis mothers and fathers. The purpose of the voluntary action, which has been in nrocress since 1027, is for identification During rauislorim. the natives of Awn Minor and Turkestan of(en use their nut-elastic bread sheets as rain capes. Six feet long and they arc used as aivnings, also. ZnO-Vcar-01,1 Tree FcJIed WARWICK, N. Y. (UP)-A 200- year-old tree, one of Warwick's oldest landmarks, has been cut down. Tlie trunk measures G'.-'. feet in diameter at the base with a circumference of 245 incites Shark Meat More Tcnnltr MELBOURNE (UP, _ shark's meat is becoming a common com-- inodily and a common edible in Australia, li sells at 12 -cute » pound, is practically boneless and tastes about the same as cod. three led iiiiic. the 5 i, f . c(Ji are ramprcofcd with a couting of mutton tailo-.v or almond oil. Often OUR BOARDING HOUSE ^g% Mj^ilto^'U^/ With Major Hoople Kvriapal OptiiE New Bridge BUDAPEST (UP)—All elaborate 'new bridge hns brn opc-nprt with Hilling ceremony across (lie liluc 'Danube. It is the seventh structure to conned Bud.-i and Pest, end is named for Admiral lioithy, ' Resent of Hungary. P DRAT IT, STAKJDFORD/ 1 MUST HAVE B^ENl BER&'FT OF REA5OM WHEN X BOUGHT UP ALL THE WHISKERS, TO CORNER TMG SAKfTA CLAUS 'MARKET"-^-MY WORD/ THREEF- HUMDRED SETS / WHISKER'S f WHISKERS/ ALL ABOUT ME/ LASF WIGHT J. DP,EAM5D I MAD GROWW A LOKie, WHITE BEARD THAT EU- "TVVlKJBD ABOUT MYTHROAT, SLOWLY CWOKIKK3 ME' WHEKj WOKE UP, THE SHEET WAS IK) A WAD AROUWIP MY ME, C i THAT'S TH' AROMA OF CHIM HEDGE/ Tl-l' GROCERY ME«T DOOR THAT X HAVE BE EM ' P-AlDltJQ FOP, FIREWOC TIEP A POLICE D06 !M THEIR BACK YARD, SO I'VE BEEKJ COAUMQ ~H COOKER WITH SOME OP OUFs SURPLUS BEAVERS -—THEY SAY BEARDS KEEP YOU WARM, BUT i KMEW RADIATE HEAT LIKE THIS' M"' m DO 1 SMELL. SOMETHIWQ BURWIMG 2 i, UP HrS \ MOMOFDLY=

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