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/, THE BT.YTHEVILLE COURIEB NEWS IBB CQOMtt NEWS CO. B. V. 1UINSS, Publisher •ate NrtpMl Admtblne Representatives: ArkaotiM Dtttfes, toe. New York, Chicago, De- «roK. 6t boufc, Dallu, Kansas City, Memphis. Pubttrivd Erery ,AIternoon Except Sunday Entered u second ctecs mater at the poet ofllce «t BlythertJte Arkansas, under act at Congress, October », 1917. Serwd by the United Pirns SUBSCRIPTION BATES by carrier In the City of Blythevlll«, 15c per week, or 6Sc per month, By mail, within «.r«dlus of 50 intles, J3.00 per year, $1.50 for 1 six months, 15c for three montlrs; by mail in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, W.SO.per year; in zones seven and eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. Of Dogs And Men ' How is it possible thai men who can' love dogs so much can hate each othfr so bitterly? To say that in Spain and China men arc being "shot down liko dogs" is a dander. Perfectly gentle, ordinary men are doing the filling, men who love tlogs too much to shoot them as they are shooting each other. ' Behind the trench lines, Chinese and .Japanese, Spanish loyalist and rebel, are feeding and caring for their dog pets, unaware of the monstrous inconsistency which will lead them out at any moment to kill their fellow men. In Ontario, the other day, a 120- jwuiid St. Bcrnaid pup fell to a ledge on a 300-foot cliff. A dozen men, stirred by fhe beast's pitiful whines, spent four days figuring out a way to get to him. , Then they formed a human cliain down 40 feet of precipitous clilT, and at imminent risk to their own lives, dragged the shivering dog to safely. > ,This men will do for a dog, yet for each other they have only hatred and jealousy and bitterness, delivered at the point of a cold .bayonet. Holiday Suggestion ] There is a little Christmas story that might well be told in Japan, but which probably won't be. • Back before tho World War, United/States imported t its ^50,000,000 worth of toys from, Germany. Today Germany's toy exports to the United States,are about ?1,500,000. What happened? First, there was a • genuine" feeling even before tho war tliat German competition was unfair because of low wages there. During the war tho American toy industry was really born. This past -Christmas, flO per ccnl of wliat has become a |250,000,000 American toy business went to American manufacturers. That market is lost to Germany forever. There is a lesson there for the Japanese, if they would learn it. But they probably won't. Ma's pumpkin p.ies are the best in the world. -Oohn Weslon, New York City, whose molte ant him a Thanksgiving pumpkin pid 1200 miles bv air from Monticcilo, Minn. BLYTHEViLLE. (ARK.); COURJElt NEWS OUT OUR WAY WEDK'ESbAV, DECEMBER -of QtkeM, |'[SIDE : GLANCES By George Clark v *•' ' ' li ^^——— • „_ Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers does 'not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of Interest In the subjects cnscussed. Newton D. Baker Newton D, Baker 'had not attained national stature when nominated by Woodrow Wilson "for Secretary of War. He may have been the first citizen of Cleveland, where, at'associate of the .-ipccUicmar Tom Johnson, whom he succeeded as Mayor, he had cariiOu his community's unreserved approval. But Washington, in the darkening clouds of war, seemed far away from Ohio's inland clly,- and a talent for municipal problems could hardly be construed as equipment lor u cabinet office which might presently tc confronted with the direction of military ailalrs on an unprecedented scale. Further, .Mr. Bnkcr had attracted attention as ft pacillsl, mi hmlablo enough philosophy In times ol triihquilily, but runkly heretical lo our bellicose editorial "for-Cod-sakcrs," No (lays ot Brace were allowed him for ac- quiilnllni! himself with the. routine of his of- lice. Almost Immediately, on the Senate's con- llrmntlon, Villa's banditry put the new Secretary to. the lest. That "punitive expedition" wns quickly reduced to a mere footnote, but tde iiclmlnlstralloii fouiul In John J. Pci-shing a soldier who could, nml would, cany out ln- slrucllciis under cxnspcratin;; conditions and temptations. • .. Events moved .swiftly lo the epochal decision of April C, 1917, and Perishing Was chosen n.f Conuimndci of the American Expeditionary Force— wlicllicr at the instance o( Uie Secretary of War can never, ixjrhiips, be definllcly known, but surely with his ciittitislnslic consent. Thnt war wnr, a cemetery of great mllltiiry icpulallons. Von Kluck blundered Into oblivion when Pftrls seemed about to be engulfed i by (he "gray tide," ami tile Icgcndry of Kitchener liad been lost Ions before his ship perished In IhD North Sea. Opportunity called PershiiiB, but. In accents, according to military opinion," .of Almost ccrtnln personal doom. Never hi n major conflict did a War Office and the liisi -in command nt the front, work in finer trust and co-operation. To that acn. Perching has repeatedly and isnitefully testified. Only by the unfailing' moral support nf' Washington was Pushing enabled to withstand the pressure, both military and ministerial, to. which he -was relentlessly and at times tauntingly subjected. And so it was materially. •Whatever PersMng asked for he received. The abundance of American resources was his, and il : \vas delivered with miraculous prompUie&s. Sucli was. the character .and sucli the ad-- ministrallvc genius of Secretary of War Baker. Congressional impatience,- of partisan insplra T ' tioii, ci'OES-cxamlncd him, lo be silenced by'the candor and completeness of his answers and explanation. And one of the happy sequences of those "old, mtnauiiy ''fnr-off things" when the bjllcinass had subsided and the politics of *ar hail truly adjourned, Was Uie recognition conferred on Mi> Baker by Republican action. Always a pacifist nt heart, Mr. Baker's devotion lo the League of Nations became an eloquent, impassioned crusade whose failure seemed to have shadowed his subsequent careen A man of learning, integrity, high professional capacity,in the law, he met the great challenge of his life greatly. • —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. • We have to spell words when we don't «-ant him lo know what we're snying.—Mrs. Gertrude Linlz, New York, sneaking of her trained gorilla, Buddha. They don't want the old duffers of S5 or CO. Young Americans are extraordinarily alive.— If. G. Wells, British 'author, on his iclurn to England from a trip to the United Slates There is an incredible tolerance of gralt m the United Stales.—Sinclair Lewis, novelist. By Williams HONEST, MA ~ I GOT MV ~, V r. SUPPER LIKE -OU TOLD ME TO - AMD I ATE A LOT LIKE YOU TOLD ME TO... gUT JU&T 'CAUSE I WARSHED TH' OSHE^WHICH sou POCGOTTOTeLLMETD^OU I _—.— DOMT BELIEVE 1 AVG AWTHIN6.' //I AM GAK.SH.' I THOUGHT VOU'D &E //•SURPRISED /awop^cr.^ ^^£0 jy/ ^^T V PLEASED.' "We've been selling' swell service since I told that TCHK, you were a Hollywood talent scout." THIS Cwtous WORLD•% William Ferguson CONTRARY TO POPULAR. OPINION ' ALTHOUGH 'THEy ARE SMALL O. INCONSPICUOUS SOME 'SPEOES ' THE AVER/AGE HOME: 34.ARTICOES MADE fN , -TOYS ETC.) ' . THE Antarctic comprises half of the earth's unexplored territory. Other great nreiis tire in the Arctip regions, many islands of nortii- ern Canada, and large areas In the Canadian mainland. There *150 are unexplored lands in northern Siberia, Tibet, Arabia, 'the high mountains • of the riimnluynn chain. Africa, Australia and Soulu America. ' '•' NEXT: Arc birds of both North and Soutli America eta-fly :*•- lalcd to (hose of Ihc old world? ' ; Individual's Menial IMeclivcness Judged by Inability io 'Get Along' This Is the first iu a scries iu which Dr. Fishhcin discusses various (onus of mDntal dcfcc- tivencsj. (\o. 409) TV »R. MORRIS FISHBEIN F.diinr, Journal of the American Mccilcal Association, and of Hygcia, the Health" Magazine Mental disease constitutes one of the -teavicsl burdens which the vvcil people of the country carry on behalf of the sick. Definition of the menial defec- fivc Is not it definition of mentality, but or Ihc social capacity of tlic perscn concerned. We judge tho dcfccUvcncss of the individual, from tho mental |»int of view, by his inability tx> other people. Bet along with It has been well'established that dull people of low Intelligence are likely to have children of low intelligence. Some 75 per cent ol people with lessened Intelligence are cirived from such stock. Cf course, an occasional case o[ Idiocy may develop even in a family In which (he .parents and the grandparents arc found to be of a Jilgh order of Intelligence. This merely means that normal' people can carry, over .several generations, n ccrlaln amount ol defective strain. More than a million people in the United States are seriously handicapped as wage earners. Thc Hr-,' n a; ' t 45,000 hard of Wing and speech- less, and between 300.000 and '100,CCO menially incapacitated. Through occupational therapy Ihc blind and Ihc hard of hcarin; arc able lo earn small sums. "little has ben done for the mentally handicapped. _ _ estimated that they represent .... economic loss to (he United Slates Of $300.000,000 annually. There are many types of mciil ilcfjct, fame of them associate with physical disturbances. Thcr nrc some children in whom brain has ben injured at bii..., others iu whose brains fluid lias accumulated. A condition ar. hydrocephnlus. Children bor with brains much smaller th... normal arc called microcephnlic. Some children ore born with menial disturbance in Ihc form Itiiocy; in others, the glands f;.., to develop and function properly. Mental defectives may be c virled into those whose brains ha.^ not developed properly and those who have complete abnormality mental behavior; for example sanity. People sometimes one may go Insane ns a result of shock. We realize today thnt shock does not cause Ihc insanity, but it mny be (lie precipitating factor. Most peopb manage lo adjust themselves to serious disturbances, but some people find tt difficult to moke such .adjust men Is training In childhood is reactions in adult lite. B, ELINORE COWAN STONE <;AST ou MM>A IlKVl'CIN — Ho r olnf, ilUKbJw ot u ffimnuK fljtcetr, CAl'T. HAHItV.IIOlli; TKBNT — li'ru, HjloK "drtrcdcvll." 5HHANIIA THKX'r — Barrr- Juru'M jjfruudatofberf « "«(r0atf ' l>*irriljiyi NcwKpnjierN rcjioTl Wfr4-Mt lirlreHK OIIKtlKl'il 4l> Hurry- iitnrc; -llllu iirofrK*PN Kricf ami JuilKi- Iliildivln IN ilviiU. l.lndu I* loft \illhiiul jirooT of Iier jeorol iimrri/iKc, Anil fonl^lil llurrymurc «»* to Jmve trliiiiiu-4 lilt trie! CHAPTER XII MM1AT niRht afler thoy went to Iheir rooms, Linda went about (lie tiling she had set herself lo do. Throwing a few fhings into n bag, she packed the rest of her clollics into iier trunk. She could send for (hat laid- when she knew Clmslmas is a big day in my busi- where she lo be. Then, sitting down nt the desk in the corner, she wrote: ' "Dear Mrs. Trent: "7 am going away now because, although you have been most considerate, now that Barry is gone, I cannot bear flu's house any "What?" . he cried, glancing at ness. And when you got a busi- her slip. "Salad-tor Christmas ness of your own, it seems noth- dinner! That will never do. ... [tig goes right unless you are Pictro!" he summoned a waiter. '"?• T "There is a mistake here." He No, I suppose not; 1 murmured scribbled an order. "And Iliis lady Linda, wondering without interest is my guest, tonight, Pielro," he what Jus business was. added. "Sec that she has every You have friends in the city, attention !eave b '^ — fl T hcr alone; but his bright dark „,,,.' ,, „ J ^ eyes were so full of inoffensive Was dro11 W " h friendliness that she answered, Wo i, I'm going on—on business. I . . , ,., wonder if you can tell me some- 10 cned ' " y° u 8° away without thing alKmt the hotels?" tasting the best we have. If you longer. Because, you sec, Mrs. , '!"•' ' Trent, I love Barry; and I could I „,«' n not stay and go on prclending." .. ' That was enough. She would "Of course. On business." He nodded as if it were the most natural lliing in tlie world to plan a business trip for Christmas day; but he shot her a shrewd, appraising glance. "You go to the Somerset," he advised her. "That's a nice quiet place for ladies alone." * * * WHEN they paiied at Hie depot, /•lie slipped a card into her , a happy Christmas!" he said with his puckered, wistful smile. "Maybe you look me up not make any claims-even if she ''„.'. "^ wu , look mc "P had had her wedding certificate, sornc f' mc .. " !lc re is something I she would not. But something cat ?. <1 °,' I *?" be very lla PPy" -- --. But somelliing deep witftin Iier refused to be satisfied with less Uian this, as if .without it, she failed Barry. had somehow Slipping the note under Inc rib- lion about Mrs. Trent's knitting basket, she crept downstairs and let herself, silently out of the house. '* * * A FTER she liaU climbed aboard a train for the nearest cily, she tried to think—dim,-groping thoughts of rtazcd weariness. Somehow all her planning began lo seem childish and fulilc. . She was'. 1 , •absorbed in her thoughts wondering where she might find a job before her money ran out, when she noticed a man smiling and nodding lo her across Ihc aisle. It was the funny foreign looking little man who had talked to her about her singing. Now, catching'her eye, lie leaned over, his round face crinkling like a wistful Htllc boy's."Going homo for Christmas dinner?" he asked with lhat slrsnge twist to the words that was not quite an accent. "No,"' said Linda after a mo.. merit during which she i-emem- .-•;bered dully that today was indeed -Chrislmas. "Just—lo the-city." "Ah!" lie said. "Me, too, worse luck! I was lucky to have even Christmas Eve with my mother. Linda paid for her room at the hotel for two days in advance. Thai, at least, was secure. But the "nice quiet hotel for ladies alone" proved unexpectedly expensive, and she had forgotten that taxicabs were not within the limits of her budget. She would need to cash a check; but over the hotel desk she had seen the notice, "No Checks Cashed." Perhaps Die little man on the train—his eyes had been very kind. She hunted out of her purse the card, lie had given her. "Tony Abruzzi," she read on it. "Villa Abruzzi . . . Floor Show . . . Fine Wines and Liquors . . . Select Parties a Specialty." Well, she might as well eat her dinner at Tony's, since she was to ask a favor of him. For suddenly she realized that she had not eaten with hunger. t one, for Tony's prices were in tonight." the upper brackets. -- ... sliail cned ' '" ! hurt—but hurt!" i go away without do, you tell all your friends how super-colossal the Villa Abruzzi is. . . . And arc we not all friends on Christmas?" Linda was too numb lo object further. She thanked him in her sweet, low voice, and let them place the food before-her. It all made the matter of cash*.- ing the check a Jilfle embarass- ing. But Tony made it very easy. He brought the money for her, himself, without question or comment, as if it were all quite in the day's routine. * t t WHEN lie had put it on the table- before her, ho drew up a chair opposite her and sat down. "Miss Benton," he said, glancing about him and lowering his voice, "f am in what you call 'onn spot 1 tonight. You can help me." Linda murmured vaguely, surprised beyond words. "Tonight is a big cvtait for me. I had planned a magnificent show, all in the Christmas spiriU-like you sec." With a wave of his hands he indicated the elaborate decorations, the Christmas trees reflected in every mirror. "Always I have that," he went on, pointing to the revolving stage where two sleek dancers were going through a complicated routine to the music of a white- coated orchestra. "Bui Christmas needs something special. People's ..„„ „„_ v.,iv%,i!i n\iv.v*o oviuicuiujg aJJUCKll. .rtUJjlUS that day, and that she was faint hearts arc warm and soft then. They want to be taken back to the ---o—- *.t«.-j wain. LU uu umyn oacK 10 me it had not occurred to her that days when they hung up their Tony's place could be so preten- stockings and believed things tious. In its luxurious, sophisli- Tonight I was to have real Ch'rist- cated setting, his round black-clad mas music. But suddenly the solo- flfiurc seemed droll and insignifl- ist is ill, and I do not know until : cant. Yet Linda, watching from too late to get another who would her table, saw that many of the be just right. . . . You are very guests seemed pleased and-even like that singer, Miss Benton— flnttered when he noticed - them only better. Your voice your— personally. .;•. ; something about you-how shall I He discovered Linda just as het 1 say it?—as if you had\comVfrom order was put before her—a mod- another world. . . . Sing for me pcr_ cve\ft fni- TJIV...'.™ «».:...._ .„.>__ :~ i *_t. LU ° •«»(To Be Coaiiaued)' Motorists' Tax Bill Sets Record m 1937 NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UP) — Automobile tuxes in 1937 set a lew high, record at $1,550,000,000 nclutiing 8970.0CO.OM gasoline tax?s, according to ,Baird H. Mark- lam, director of Uie American 'ctrolcum Industries Committee. Msirkham pointed out lhat the olal was greater than all federal, highways of the United States in 1937 increased approximately by '.i.Otffi.OOO Markham estimated. stale, ami .hroujjhoiit the taxes country collected in 190!). Thc latter figure amounted to $1,- 350,OCC,000 and included $500.- OtO.OCO federal tax; $150,000.000 stale taxes; and $700,000,000 city and local government taxes. The 1037 lax bill for the motorist included in addition to nearly a oillion lor gasoline, $150.000,000 in federal excise taxes, ?315,000,000 n slate motor vehicle registration fees, and $75.000.000 in automotive jcrsonnl property, city, and county axes. Motor Lithuania Records Gains Without Public Spending KOVNO, Dec. 29 (UP) — The year 1931 has been for Lithuania one of progressing economic con- colidnlicn. The county reached the bottom of business depression in October. 1935. Since then things have gradually improved. This was not achieved by forcing public expenditures and providing employment out of public means, as in other coiuitriek. On the con- tiaiy, the Lithuanian government 1'as followed an extremely con- scrvntive course. The public debt remained email. Al present it amounts to only '115,000,000 111, and tlic debt service requires less than one per cent of the national expenditure. The currency rcmain- culation Is covered to G2.C per cent, by gold. Business improvement is iltus- tniled by the fact that lax receipts exceeded estimates by 17 per ccnl. The budget is balanced. Trurk Upsets, No Kggs Broken PADOCAH, Tex. (UP)-A light truck left Matador, Tex., with 36 cases of eggs and .several cans of cream, driven by John West. The Iruck skidded, turned completely over, coming lo rest Not an egg was broken. ' its top The curious malady that develops In steel under pressure Is known to engineers as : "fatigue failure." X-ray plates show that" Uie grains of which atcel is formed break up into much smaller grams, thus weakening the structure. The Immenis is tlie principal bone of tlic forearm. The humer- ' . oils ' of the ancient dinosaur ' is - - vc!i.clcs traveling Ihc ed slnble, an:l the banknote cir- bone about, six times the Icneth of in ouiwn inn OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople YOU ARE STEAMIWQ I WTO HOME HARBOR YOU'D BETTER SKiTER BY TH' ALLEY ROUTE/ PROMT PASSAGE IS PATROLLED BY A PIRATE WHO WAS YOU CORKJEREP LIKE A WMAT-WOT, WHEU Jto'*^ IT COMES I ^"* . BLOWIMG YEH / HE SAID- YOU1 LOANED' SOME? DDU6M, AMD CLAIMS HE CMT SLEEP MIGHTS UMTiU You GET WHAT'S TO AMD rt'LL. BE ~\'

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