The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1938 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 5, 1938
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PAGE FOUR BLWBEVILLB, (ARK.); COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1938 THE BLYTHEVILUS' COURIER NEWS THE COURIER ,NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher • fete National Advertising Representatives: Arkinaw Dallies. Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louts, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Ewry Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the post office at Blythevtlle Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Scryed by the unite* Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevlllc, 15o per week, or 65c per month. By mall, .within a radius of 80 miles, J3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c lor three months; by mall In postal zones two to six. Inclusive, M.50 per year; In zones seven nml eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. Big Stick Emphasis For Peace Demands Theodore Roosevelt once ranarhuil that in its foreign relations America should walk softly and curry a big stick. The advice promptly became en-, shrined in u proverb, but Ihe practical application of it soon lapsed. Succeeding administrations have been skillfully walking softly, but the big stick has rested among tile cobwebs back in tlie woodshed. Now, however, there arc signs that the big stick is being dusted oil' and made ready "for use. The American notes (o Japan in connection with, the I'aiiay incident had a sternness and a grim insistence that American rights be observed which had not been heard around Washington in a long time. The swinging of the big stick could be seen dimly in the background. It is- worth while to examine the reasons for this trend. , ., . First of all, Uncle Sam once more has a big stick to swing—:in almighty big one, when you slop to look at it. The navy lias been built up to a point wlicre it can demand respect everywhere. The building is still going on. Naval estimates for the next fiscal year, it is expected, will run to ?G80,000,000 or better. All arms of the fleot have been strengthened and will be strengthened still further. The air force also has been built up- Only recently a prominent British authority testified that the American air force was "one of the largest and possibly the most efficiently armed" in existence. American war planes are the best in the world, America has a good number of them, and more are on the way. All .of; this means that American might is once again a factor to be reckoned. No longer is it merely potential strength, expressed in terms • of latent resources; it is actual, visible strength, ready to be used. No foreign office OK earth is likely to overlook it. On top of -this, evidently there has been a realization jn Washington thai there are more ways than one to work for a peaceful world. One way we have tried for years: the way of scrupulously observing all of our own treaty obligations and piously hoping that oilier nations would do the same. This way baa not work- OUT OUtt WAY ~ eil any loo well—lo put it mildly. The most solemn treaties have been giuly disregarded of laic. America's humble requests for u little international good faith have been ignored. The other way is to demand bluntly that treaty obligations be respected— and to have that big stick casually swinging, in the background, while the demand is made. Kilher way may be risky. But at least the second way has some chance of success, whereas the first way seems to have no success at all in this modern world. iMusdc .seems lo be the one thing llial commands a hearing in international politics nowadays. Uncle Sam has more imi.sclc than anyone else; if he is at last gelling ready to put it on display and let it lalk for him, who can blame him'.' National, (ritanl Purge (ioi'. Herbert Lehman of New York look a drastic but well-advised step recently in ordering Hie immediate dissolution of the "Hti.s.sian Battery" of the 2'14lh coast, artillery regiment of the New York national guard. This was an outfit sponsored by Jiossiya, a newspaper published'in New York by Russian emigres, and composed almost entirely of "White Russians." The matter came to a head when oll'iccrs and men of the unit attended a pro-Fascist ball in uniform. Governor Lehman was quite right in declaring lhat an American national guard regiment should have no room for any unit bearing a foreign designation—whether it be Russian, British, or whatnot. He was also right ii: insisting that members of the guard must "under no circumstances employ tbfir .status as national guardsmen to . fur!her or promote any so-called nationalistic group or non-Amerii'an pnl; cy or racial cause." A national guardsman, like a .>(>!• diet in the regular army, !in:< one country to support—and only one. The moment he tries to support hvo, his usefulness as a guardsman earls. One For The Book Quite the most fantastic and E. Phillips Oiipeiilieim-isli of recnnt mysteries is the one involving "Mr. and Mrt>. DonaM Robinson" and their disappearance in Moscow. It looked at first as if these ware two bona fide American travelers who li;u! conic to grief somehow in the Russian capital. Knowing the little ways of the Ogpn, the American State Department launched strong protests. Then it came out that "Mr. and Mrs. Robinson" were traveling on phoney passports u n d e r assumed n a m e s. Whence they came from, who they were and why they went to Russia became as mysterious as their disappearance. So far, nothing in the case makes any sense at all. If Mr. Oppenheim didn't invent these people, he should have. [SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Come in, but don't' step on Colonel Click—we're playing; a game." By Williams THIS CURIOUS, WORLD THE: SCHOONER., "FAN1SHE E. WCXSTDN," ' ABANDONED llsj \Q9\, STiU_ WAS AFLOAT JN 1894, AND HAD DRIFTED OVER. "7.OOO /VI/Z-fTS" OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN eVERY TON OF COAL., WHEN BURTxIED, DISSIPATES INTO THE AIR THE EQUIVA- i LENT OF ABOUT foB I OF SULf>HURJ<Z. COPR, 19]* BlfNEASERVICE. WC. " " RED SQUIRRELS SWIM THE WIDEST" POINT OF LAKE DERELICTS, ships abandoned . at sea, form a. constant hazard io water travel. Every year, dozens of these wanderers arc ilcslroyed, but (heir numbers do not scm lo decrease. Unlike icebergs, which follow n more or less charted course, abandoned ships arc likely io appear anywhere on the ocean, NEXT: -Why tlitl early railroad locomotives carry slacks of Dalai hay? /OO— MA-OOM / BE CAREPULf / X BENT OVER TO / PICK UP MV NIGHTSHIRT, AN'—OW! \ OO, MA-GO f X HAVEN'T TOUCHED / VOU ,VET.' VOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN IN SCHOOL TOMORROW, \ IF THIS ISN'T ATTENDED I TO -~- VOU'RE TOO BIG \ TO BE UNDRESSING V BEHIND THE STOVE . /\ -ANVMOR6. - " : BORN THIKIN VEARS "TOO SOON Smallpox and Diphtheria'Vaccination Is KnW'.livr, Causes Liltle Trouhli This is the first of two articles In which Dr. Flshbein disctisws vaccination lor prevention of disease. I No. 415J BY DR. MOIIRTS FISHHK1V tr. of the American Medical'Assoriiitlon. nml »r lljscn. the Health Magaihir So many new mcthsds ~for jire.- venliorr of various typos of dls-isc bave been introduced into modi-m medical practice that , few. propln arc really awnrc of the most :hrit modern medicine has to rt;fi<r tome -f these methods are pxivri- mcnlal and not fully esir>bl].-: l( -;l ns to usefulness, but others arc m-.v known lo be of the greatest p>,i- blc effectiveness. I', is recognized, of ccursc. as v is recently pointed out by Dr. K"IJ Shaw, that various mcthctis o! n- i r-ulatlon or vaccination ago'iia diseases may In themselves ( lVr v a certain amount of (tiscom!<i;t risk and expense, and Hint thi-'j) ; -',J Uxticn againsl. the disease n-ii- e-'ncil must te equal hi vnlu.- to this .outlay in mic.r to juMily i ir routine use of the method. For example, it would be , M ... blc to.immunize every child h n'e (United States aj;\inst ARintir' •!•,<- lera, but, it wnuld be worlhlr,, '^ lo this simply because this disfi<« I is not a threat in the United Rl.i;r s " On the other hand. Miiallpi.v jj still n menace and everv , '••,,] should be vaccinated asaiii'i.'"it. The vaccination has.been provrrt to be reasonably effective, and tie- By ELINORE COWAN STONE Cop>iigSt, 1937. NEA S«mcf, Inc. nmoiuil of incapacity, expense ant bother Is slight. Also established in value Is tlw use. of diphtheria loxoicl. Aftei mnny years of experience we liavi learned enough about tlie possibti complications lo maJce ccrUiin Ilia only in r.irc instances is there likely lo \K any serious secondary effect from the. vaccination. Then are today in u,e United Stale: numerous villages and quite a fc\< elites which have not had a singli death from diphtheria for scvcra years. Whereas typhoid fever -is n longer a menace to the vast ma jority of lhi> people. It still is potential threat in some communi tics and under certain condition If we had in any large city th relative amount of typhoid feve that prevailed in 1890. the numbe of cases might well be COO time the number fhat now prevails. For example. Chicago this yea had less Ihnn ino cases of typlioi fever. At the isso mis. the city would have tjO.OOO cases of typhoid fever. Since tho disease lias now been brought under such satisfactory control, it is no longer recommended thai evervbodv lie inoculated-against typhoid fever. However, whenever a person ROCS into a community where sanitation or sewage disposal is poor, or where the water supply is not likely lo be safe, it is will to be inoculated against typhoid fever. This applies particularly to those who pin" to travel .jn the Orient, In the islands' CHAPTEH XVJir "WELL"—Barry laughed—"as a matter of fact, thai plane dropped into my lap just »s I was scrambling ashore and trying to shake the Caribbean out of my ears nml eyes. The pilot, who svas the manager of a chain of German coffee plantations, noticed my ship in the waws, and came down lo reconuoiter. "As I don't speak much German, and Jiis English wasn't any •loo fluent, it wasn't easy to make him sec jusl how badly 1 needed his plane. But he finally did got the idea. I dropped him at one of his plantations, refueled and .stocked up with provisions, and hopped along. Fortunately the plane had a radio—" Barry was obviously very tired, and they finally let him go. When it was over, old Miranda blew her nose vigorously three limes before she said, '-well! I suppose we'd belter go about getting another Christmas Irce set Up. He ought (o ho here about day after tomorrow. . . . We're going lo be busy." * * * J^ARRY'S broadcast proved a real nuisance in tlie end. The .-lirport and several friends had called lo deliver his message iilmosl before the radio was turned oft that night. Next day they were flooded with telephone calls and visitors. Miss Chaltam was one of the first. "Well," she said to Linda, "you and Barry have given this town a surprise. Of course, I guessed there was something in the air . . . but I must say, Miranda"— her pale, gimlet eyes probed old Miranda's face—"you are a mastermind la keeping a secret." But if Miranda Trent were disconcerted by (he implication her face was inscrutable. "After all," she said tartly, "i. my grandson and his wife thought it better not to make any announcement until his return, I fail to see why Iho whole town should be concerned." "Rita Blanchanl had a telegram inviting her lo Florida Ibis morning," Miss Chattam ran on with apparent irrelevance. "Well, I guess she needs a trip. She didn't look any too brisk when I saw her Bt the poslofh'ce this morning. . . . -By tlie way, Miranda, how are you going to announce the marriage?" "I should say," replied Barry's grandmother dryly, "considering the airing the whole episode seems to be getting the only competition we could offer would be the daily icwspapers." Her eyes snapped wickedly. "Don't miss the nioni- ng paper, Lyriia." Miss Chattam had finally gone, the old lady went to her writing desk and scribbled busily for u few moments. "There!" she exclaimed with satis/action. "There's 110 defense like blowing the enemy up with their own powder." She read aloud: "'Mrs. Miranda Trent of Trent Hall, Nordhof, announces the marriage of her grandson, Captain Barry mo re Trent, United States Naval Air Corps, to Miss Linda Benton, daughter of the former Mr. and Mrs. Gcoffry Benton of Mount Kisco, New York. The bride is well known in her own right as :i singer. During the Christmas holidays, she was a featured cnter- lainer at a fashionable nigfil club in a neighboring city.' . . . Well, if there's any question in any one's mind about how we stand on this mailer, I fancy lhat will seltle it. . . . That is—er—what do you Ihinlc, my dear?" Linda said steadily, with her head high, "For your sake and Barry's, J wish it had been different—that f had not been up there —showing myself, when lie was— but I have nothing lo hide." "Never waste time wishing things might have been different," snapped the Ducliess. "The point is: we have nothing to hide. \Ve make no apologies." There was so much to do that everyone in the house was still Hying around when the airport called (o tell them that Captain Trent had landed, and was already on his way home. Snow had begun (o fall early that morning. The ground was white, and the boughs of ihe trees were bent wilh snowy plumes when a car came up the drive and stopped before the house. Someone cleared Ihe front steps two at a lime; then Barry burst into the hall, stamping the snow from his feel. "Well, well!" lie said, grinning at the ring of expectant faces in Ihe hall. "It looks like a white Christmas, after all. . . . And do I smell bacon and coffee?" Then, in spile of Linda's good resolution!!, she was crying and laughing on his shoulder, while old Miranda blew her nose and grumbled unsteadily, "Dear me, Barry! You seem to have brought the whole ouldoors inside wilh you!" s t * T-TE was a liltle thin, a little hollow about the eyes, but his spirits wore as irrespressible asi ever, mid his appetite was enor-; mous. When he had answered an'- unreasonable number of questions, he rebelled. "Oh, have a heart!" he protested.' "Who do you girls think I am—; Marco Polo? I hope you haven't '• been getting into mischief while ny- bark was turned. You look guilty." Miranda exchanged a glance. itli Linda which said, "We might as well lell him now." So Barry iiad to hear all about, j Silvia Star and read the an-f louncement in the paper. He Us-, oned with blank astonishment, hat twinkled into amusement as, ic watched his grandmother's 'ace. ; "I see," he said. "As usual, we ;imply thumb our noses at the- ,'Ulgar public. . . . You didn't tell ' Linda, f suppose," he went on wilh bland malice, "about how Sreat-aunl Julia Trent startled Ihe neighborhood by disguising lierself as a jockey and riding her own horse into the money at the Saint Michael's sweepstakes?" "I did not," said old Miranda. "Linda doesn't need to have any ideas put into her head. She's made history enough for one generation." Then tlie Christmas tree had (o j trimmed, with Linda handing things up to Barry on the stepladder, rind old Miranda being very mysterious about the dozens of ribbon-decked parcels she produced. They had supper in the drawing room, wilh Ihe double doors into the front parlor thrown open so ^ that they could see the lighted I Ik" tree. It was a very gay little sup- •*• per, with Jefferson hovering delightedly over them, and Cicely; beaming in the doorway from: time to lime. Linda went to the piano and sang for them—"Tlie Little Lord Jesus"—"Silent Night"—"O Little Town of Bethlehem," and because old Miranda asked for it, "Drinlc to Me Only with Thine Eyes." Miranda Trent had to tell her favorite story about liow, years ago, Lydia Chaltam's horse had hung her by an undergarment to the top of a fence with her stockinged legs ' dangling helplessly—"for all the , world like sticks of candy, rhy> dear Linda; because the-stockings; had stripes running round, and' round." i Finally Barry stood up, glass '• raised. , , j "To the Trent women," he said.; "God made 'em inpredictable, and' by golly, we like 'em that way!" ' (THE END) -,l( f Ihe Pacific or some European ountrics. NEXT: iScarlef fever, whooping ougli, ami infantile paralysis. )avis Cup Play Held Doubtful for Australia SYDNEY (UP)—Whether Atisira- ia will challenge for the Davis cup icxl year remains in doubt. Unless some entirely new autl iroinisiiig material i:; developed, it, s entirely possible that Australia vill not.send a team to Europe icxt year, although this would be he first- lime the country has not, >een represented in the Davis cup liminalions for many years. Jack Shavvforrf. veteran Atis- .ralian Davis Cup player, is opposed to sending a team. He declares Uiat the Australian players iced a winter at home, while he ilmsclf will not be available. Vivian McGrath. Australia's singles champion, luis announced he would prefer to not go abroad next year as he fears he will go stale if lie docs not take a year's rest. The only other members of the Davis Cup team who are eager to return to the fray next, year are Adrian Quist and John Bromwich. Should a couple of promising youngsters develop, it is possible they might be used to form a new team. izalion and embodiment, of the Territorial Army." The circular says, however, "the completion of this form entails no liability to service, and any statement of intenlion will he regarded as confidential unless an emergency arises." British Doctors Polled For War Emergency LONDON (UPt— Every doctor ill Great Britain is to be included in :i national emergency survey being organized by the British Medical Associaliou. The association has issued correspondence on the subject which indicates that the step is n precautionary measure designed lo arsist- the Committee for Imperial | Defence. Every dcctir is asked lo fill a form staling what services he would lie able to give "in a situation which necessitated the inobil- CANBERRA (UP)—Prime Minister Lyons has announced a project for lending by the government of small sums of money .lo. enable tliein to get- necessary loans at the lowest possible interest instead of being farced sometimes to pay the highest. Announcements OUR BOARDING HOUSE , BErvfTLey/ 1 "PURSUE THE FLOUTEP.S CF LAW AWf? OP.PER UNTIL* TWE UAME OP HCOPLE WILL AC5A1KJ SEKID A SHUDDER OF TT=AP*. POWM THE YELLOW OF UMDERWORLD DEKJIZ£ KAFF-P-I^UMF^—KOPF? WAW / 1 WILL. MOT1FY AL!_ POLICE CHIEFS -fHAT THE dREAT HOOPLE. OR SCOTLAUD YARCJ HAS OiLer? UP HIS The Courier News has been Tti- Ihorized to make formal announcement of the following candidates for public office, subject, to tho' Dcmocralic primary August 9. ^ For County Treasurer n. L. (BILLY) GAINES For Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON With Major Hoople OKAY.' BUSIMESS IS YAW-IV-/MF -FAW'r" PESK AKJD SIQKJ OM -TM' T_7OOR~-ALL YOURS'/ ASJD IP ASKS WMo OWWS ThfIS OUTFIT/ YOU SAY YOU PO / -KITLEY WAMTS "PART OF IT

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