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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 9, 1937
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(AKk.)' C6UUIM NlilWS felA'THEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS (X)., PUBLISHERS C. H. BABCOCK, Idttor H ,W. HAIKES. Adi ertlsLns; Manager ' ffole Rational Advertising Representatives: tjrfcansao Dailies, Inc, New York, Chicago, (V>tiolt, St, Louis, Dallas, Kansas Clly, Memphis Published Every Afternoon • Except Sunday Entered 8s second class matter a I the pest office al Blythe'llle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ol BtythevlUe, 153 per week, or C5o per taontli. By mall, wllbln n rndlus of 53 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six monllw, 75o for three montlis; by mail In postal raws two to six, Inclusive, $0,60 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Youth Knows No Other Life Than Modern One Not quite 20 years have passed since the end of the World War, and yet we live in a new world. In viewing today's world and the confusing things that are going on in 'it, this should be remembered: that the" youngest layer of people talcing part in today's affairs have no personal re'membrance of what life was like before the Worl.d War. In Met-/., France, a class of young conscript soldiers was taking an examination the other day. It was a written test on some phase of their duties as part of France's border- defense system that faces uneasily eastward. What was the chagrin of the officer's Conducting thu lost, do you suppose, to find this: out of the 3f>0 taking the lest, an even hundred did not even know there had been a war in 191<1! Many others, whose own fathers died in that-war, knew nothing of where or when their fathers died, nothing of the circumstances or •principles involved, nothing, except that - they died. .iNoiw let. us suppose that these young Frenchmen were neither of the highest caliber, nor possessed of much education. Yet the country in which they have grown up reeled 20 years ago with loss of blood, almost on the very'ground where they stood as they recorded their unswers, and',yet 100 of'(hem did not'recall hearingSibouL any war back in Jfll'J-lS. There is something hero to give pause to every man and woman charged with responsibility in teaching or public affairs, every one who tries to understand what is going on today. Let theim remember that in Russia, the whole stratum of the younger soldiers, factory workers, farmers, has never known of any governmental or social system than the particular version of socialism'being unfolded there by Stalin. , To the yonnger German soldiers, the kaiser and the whole of precise, orderly, stable pre-war Germany lias no existence excbpt in some smattering of reading in a text-book. All they re member is a long nightmare of confusion—and then Hitler.' To the younger generation of Italians, any other government but Fascism is unthinkable, because no 'ruiiSbAY, other has any reality to them, Ami' let us, remember Hint it whole generation 6f millions of young Americans now taking their place in social and public life was was not even born when the transports pushed off from Hoboken anil Wooclrow Wilson thrilled i\ nation ami a world with the golden promises that were so soon to crumble to ashes. The marvel, then, is not so much that the world is changing, but that it is changing so little, and so slowly, Safety in Air Lanes That American aviation is 18 times .safer than that of the rest of the world, and that it is fo'ur times as safe as it was live years ago, were some of the high spots in Die address of Assistant Secretary oi' Commerce Col. J. Munroc Johnson before the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of A'mcrica. Colonel Johnson pointed out that American aviation is so safe that the:. public hits been taught to expect no accidents. Accordingly, • he told his listeners, when an accident does occur it receives "i\ degree of prominence to which it is not entitled, considering the hazards in other means of transportation." . When n serious plane crash occurs and, as is invariably the ''case, is splashed, all over newspaper front pages, people should -keep in' mind that the prominence given such stories really is a tribute to the safety of U. S. aviation. If these accidents were a daily occurrence, for instance, they'd be lucky to rate nn obscure corner of an inside page. We have taken nothing from any iiiilion— nor have \ve clone nuy nation wrong. —Adolf Hitler. \ ':• •* ' * •• These are -the deadly germs llml brought about the foreclosures 'of 1033, unit these sunic : Serins nrc poisoning our real cslnlc structure today. —P, E. Stark, president, National As- Eodnlion of Heal Estate Boards, speaking of high interest rales. * * * Cut oil' an onion top. If out part .spreads open that means rain, but if close up then no rain—onion closing up to save water. —Tom Yuen, Chinese actor, explaining n weather forecasting niblluul. * * * The arc just not, nt to walk In. Buildings should not be higher- limn 80 feet. —Sir i. Raymond Umvin, English city-planning authority. * * » H Is not for us lo nree, or connive, al Hie courts, through strained and doubtful construction, fllchlng from the people power which the people have not granted. |—Senator William E. Borah, Idaho, arguing against Ihc supreme court. * * * Long experience hns caused me to come to the conclusion that the economic crises of the world which come from lime to time arc the result of political action. —Sir George Paish, British economist. OUT OUR WAY By William THAT PROVES IT, TOO.' NEVER: A WORD ABOUT WHUT VOLJR SKIRT'S DOIK)' OM THE DAVENPORT.' NEVER. A WORD ABOUT,IS HIS LEG BUSTED, ER HI5 BACK OUTA JOINT-! JIS DID THIS TO PROVE. IT.' YOU SHOULD KKO'.V t COULbKVT DO THAT TO Mlfv\ E>V Yj JU&T PUSHIM6 HIS ' =EET OFF MV GOOD SKIRT;' YOLJ KNOW HIM! WELL, I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING, OR: LISTEN) TO A HOWL OF FAVORITISM- WHY MOTHERS GET 6CAV. [CRIME FILE ON BOLJTHO BLANE] "We business colleges have always tried (n discourage lie collegiate altitude, liagby." "Ti IIC f*l m//~\/ It- \)%-vni r» By Willi I HIS LURIOUS WORLD Fergus William guson A CREATURE THAT LIVED DURING- THE CRETACEOUS PER/OD, IS THE LARGEST FLVING AN/A1AL. THAT EVER EXISTED/ IT HAD A WING-SPREAD OF 7H/£/V7V ONE: WHEN AN INSECT ALIGHTS ON THE POLLEN CHAMBER. OF FLOWERS BELONGING TO .THE NIGHTSHADE: FAMILY, -EARTH MAKES ABOUT 1,600,000 Mlt-SS A DAY, ON ITS JOUF2NE.V AROUND TV._ POLLEN BAG BLOWS CUT me: POLLEN. JIIXJI.V IIKIIH TODAY llnnrilliie UAHLTOX 110CKSAV- 'A<;!-;'.s Turin, <:OI.DI:.V CUM/, net, lu liirmllKiiK! lln< ill»ii|]- jii'Mi-liiu'i- at IIOl.lTilU lll'A.M:, llrlllKli Ihmiu-lcr mill Jloeh»nv- tiire'B i-lik'f rumiielllur In world Miaii Ir/iik', l)rli'cllv« Ulllrcr KlIT- Ti:ill.\(; IhiJs «lr:lMB« tunrkn mi lllniic'K ciililu C!irni?( mid blood uti KcllL-rliijr L'ltimhici all piiHNen- K'-r» Inrlndllw XICIIOIiAS . STO. 1IAIIT, ]ll:iFii--n ni'iTi'lnr) | Hoi-k- mik-iiKc mill lil« ilauKl'KT ri-UlHIi J.ADV \vl-:l,Tl<:itl JlEdl.VAVai nnd SIHS. JOCUJ.YN, 1<"'I>' WcH«r'» tlmiliblrr nnd mm-lu-lnwt tlip IHSH01- aif HUH Hi COUNT I-IIICI POJiODIM mill IXOSUKH 11AVASHI. Ki'ttiTliiK find* In lirellmfmiry Ililcrvle«K llml II o r kn n vn s c KiiUKla a iniTKi'r wllli rjltne to *;ivi- l!ic*lr i-iiiiiimiilexi Dull Lnily Wi-l(i-r In Jif.-ivlly Inli-rPsU'Jt Ihtlt lln)-iiKlil ili-itiilTjili-ly a^llKfat to Ki-ll, i-llln<r lo ]ll;in^ nr uorkKnv- "KC. ii IIUKI- M»'|' immtltiolvj Chut I'lisnillnl TK n <-«m miuu Uirt *lie IMHliop licarK MIIIII- in) NtcrlouK re- IntloiiKhlii lu Hm-khal-iiKr, Tlii-u lnli-r, lliroilKii liollcc 1'o.mkilhii IK im t'V-L-iinvlot't thu* HocikfuivnKi-** rurmrr iinrliuT UliMi )IKIlH]» U7IK IllVllhVlt III 1111 Ull- M'orlii \Viir. NOW (iO UX WI'I'II THE STOFIY CHAPTER XH DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTEH- ING'S FOURTH REPORT. T HAVE lo acknowledge your memo, ot today's date, together with cabled report from Scotland Yard upon Mr. Blanc, the Bishop o£ Bude, Lady Welter and Mr. and Mrs. Joeelyn; also about Mr. Hay- nshl from the Japanese police; the identification particulars of George ("Slick") Daniels, alias Count Posodini; and the information supplied by you about Mr. and Miss Hocksav.igc. Last night I decided that it would be a good tiling to have a talk with Nicholas Slodart in order to find out from him as /.iany particulars as possible about Blanc's life and affairs. I therefore suggcsi'jd that he should join me for dinner :is all my meals are served separately in the small writing room in which I am conducting my examinations. He agreed readily enough, but the meal did not prove a particularly happy ona its Slodart has a small abscess and, on account of this, is suffering somewhat with his false teeth, which gave him pain when eating solids. Ke is also very distressed by bis employer's death which leaves him without a situation, and I gather, very little money. He talked quite freely, however, and the following is such information as 1 gleaned from this interview. S C 3 PARTICULARS G A TIIE R E D FROM A TALK WITH BLANKS SECRETARY, NICHOLAS STODART. fDLAIiE was a generous, but difficult, employer. The work which be demanded of his secretary was light but, oh the other hand, he liked lo have him at his beck nnd call Ihe whole time, and part of the understanding on Slodart's engagement was that except in very special circumstances, he would not be allowed any free lime off duly. Tiiis suited Stodart as ho is quite alone in the world and has no relatives or friends whom he wished to visit. His hislory is as follows:—He is 4C years of age and was born at Fclixstowc, Suffolk, England. His mother died at the' time of his birth and his father was employed In (he Indian Forestry Department. During his early childhood Stodart lived with a maiden aunt, the sole surviving member ot his mother's family, to whom she had come home when she was about to have her baby. The aunt wss killed iii a railway accident, however, when Stodart was eight years of age, and so he was sent to a boarding school in Felii:- stowe and he never saw his father, except during four periods of leave at intervals of several years, until he was sixteen, when he left school and went out to live with his father in India. For the next few years he studied accountancy and, having served an apprcnliceship with Messrs. Wayne, Robins & Co,, of Calcutta, he succeeded in obtaining a posilioii with the Ilanaga Rubber Company. His duties with this company entailed visits to numerous rubber plantations owned by the company, where he spent anything from a week to a fortnight inspecting (he accounts on the spot twice yearly, and then moved on to another station. T.TE enlisted in 1914, but was not sent home, being drafted as one of the reserves to the India Frontier Force, and thus spent the whole of his war service in northern India. His father died in IfllT and Slodart was disappointed to find that his father left i£aclically nothing. He received promotion in his firm f.-om lime to time but never rose higher in it than deputy accountant nt a salary of rGOO a year. Then he suffered a-big setback because his firm went under in 1331, owing to World depression, so he found himself out of a job at the age of 41. He remained in India for a further two years, partly, living on his savings and partly by temporary work which he managed lo oblain with one or two firms in riish periods. Early in 1934 he decided that tlic prospects of ear.ning his living in India were becoming more and more hazardous and so he decided lo rclurn to his, mother country. There, however, he did not meet with any belter fortune as there were few openings for men of his age and scope. Unil early this year he managed 1 support himself by taking variol temporary clerical posts, but 11 lad practically exhausted his sa\| ings, and was in a pretty bad wal when lie noticed an advertisemcij in a local paper. * » * THIE advertisement offered permanent post with good i numeration to a man free of ui responsibilities, who was p'reparcl to travel if accessary. Qualifical tions demanded were that the ail plicant should be under fifty, bJ have had at least twenty yearl experience in a secretarial post or as atv executive in a busineJ oflicc. Publlo school education nJ essential but mifet possess decei manners and appearance. , L The advertisement appeared I the East Anglian Times and ail plicanlS were asked to apply to f Mr. Benwood at the While HorJ Hotel, Ipswich. Stodart was staU ing in the town at the time, so U called and managed to secure trl job. /T Having taken him on, BenwdoJ explained that his real name w;j Bolilho Blane but lie had not ad vertised under his real name i ; | order to avoid unnecessary pul-l licity. He took Stodart off the ne>| day to his home at Cobham il Surrey. For the next forlnigll Stodart acted as Blanc's secrelail but V;is duties were very light J Blanc did nearly all his busincsl over the wire, and never went t| London. j In the latter part of Februaf Blane informed Stodart. that Iht would shortly bi- leaving for It United States and explained tt reason for his decision to mail, the trip. By that lime SWart, |J course, had acquired a -.•orlall knowledge of Blanc's silriiiol and bis financial posilioii, so hi was competent to undertake till secretarial work which Blanl gave him on the voyage over. Stodart sa'ys himself that ., seemed queer Blane should takl on a complete stranger for tliil job of secretary with very litlll knowledge about him, but hi thinks that Blanc already had thl American trip in mind when hJ engaged him and was anxious tl have somebody with him who wal capable of doing the odd jobs iif connection with his journey and at the same lime, competent ic, lake accurate notes of his cwiter-1 ence with Rocksavage, yet some! one completely outside his busil ness, so that there could not poS sibly be any leakage of mtorfn4 tion about what occurred at t){ conference to any oi his othe employees in his London olfice. (To Be ContuiuctJ) Save iliis installment as evil dcnce to help yovt solv* the crime! Civilization and the Jews James 1'. Thc plcrnnodon, whose remains have been found in Kansas, Oregon nnd Russia-, must have been an awe-inspiring .spectacle, as it flew about the prehistoric earth. It had an enormously long head, which extended well out in front as a toothless beak. NEXT: llow ttocs (lie firasslioppcr make music? Diphtheria More Common in Fall; "Victims Usually Children of 5 lo 7 liy DK. MORItlS FISIHU'.IN Editor, Journal of tlic; American Me Av.o<'i.ilii)ii. ami of Hygria, the Health ATa£:uinc III Ihc years between I860 and 1890, virulent epidemics o( diphtheria occurred in UoMoii, New York nnd Chicago. With the development of diphtheria anti-toxin nnd, more recently of the Schtck test and Ihe use of loxoid lor prevention, epidemics of diphtheria .on any consiiVorable scale simply do not occur. Most cases of diphtheria involve children between five nnd seven ^•L•nrs of age. The disease is more common In autumn, bcin^ ;> cold rather lhan a warm \ve.ithrr disease, in conlrnsl lo inlnutilr paral- jsis. which invariably appears in warm weather hut \vhioh vanishes when cold weather scls in. In 1863. promptly allcr Pasleur established the fact thai "crms caused disease. Investigators isolated the germs that cause diphtheria. When these germs gel Into Ihc body, particularly iiilo the throat, they grow and" multiply. As they grow, they develop a poison which gets into ll-.e blood and causes serious symptoms. Thus, Ihe disease may cause serious damage or even death by bringing about swelling and Inilam- nialion In the throat, general poisoning of ths human body, or by making it possible for other gjnns lo attack the (issues and cause death. Diphtheria infection somoiiniM attacks So insidiously that th; disease has yonc on lor days before it Is noticed thai (he child is ill. This is especially important, because early diagnosis nnd treatment may mean the difference between life nnd death. The time beUveen exposure to Ihe disease and the appearance of infection in a human being varies from two to seven days, more often being nearer the shorter period. As with many other infectious diseases, two [actors determine whether a child will get the disease: (11 Exposure to a virulent scrm which gets into the body in sufficient numbers to produce the infection; (2} The resistance or susceptibility Hie child may have to the disease. Diphtheria germs enter the body by way of the month and now, although there are rare Instance.-; of diphtheria infections of other tissues nnd mucous membranes. The diseas; usually passes from cue person to another, although Iheso arc cases in which diphtheria' has been Iransinitted to human beings by milk or by domeslic animals, especially dogs, cats and hoi's es. As has already Vji'en mentioned, cue o( the common factors In the f.prcad of diplitliclia is the healthy carrier. Ihe person who lias had the disease nnd recovered and who ttiil carries the germ In Ills throat. To determine Hie infection is present, the doctor will take a. smear from the patient's throat. That is to say, He passes into the throat some cotton on the end of a stick and collects some Infects:! material on the cotton. This malerial he then puts on a Like Hainan of old, Adolf Hitler is waging \var against the Jews. His close advisers say his campaign must be successful, even if it becomes necessary to wipe out Christianity. The egotist, with the mule-mane mustache has given riimself a big assignment. In this crazy and rotten era, it is perhaps only natural that intolerance and savagery should foe in Ihc ascendancy Just. now. But Ihe Jews hnve contributed too much to civilization to be more than temporarily aggrieved. Christianity has nothing to fear from Hitler or Coinmuliism. Hitler's attitude toward the Jews is not predicated upon any alleged wrong charged against, them. Old men and women and children are persecuted merely because God decreed them to b= Jews. No one is responsible for his or her nationality. Aside from tlic prejudices existing against them, Jews differ liltlc from the rest of us. Like all other nationalities, they have their Isaacs of York, but they have their angelic Rebeccas as well, and while the Isaacs of York have been unduly exploited, the virtues of the Ucbcccas tiavc remained untold. No race is made up exclusively of either saints or sinners. The urge that leads individuals to greatness, white beyond understanding, knows no nationality, creed or color. It is no more to be admired in Mich- dnr.jclo, the Gentile, than in Mendelssohn, the Jew. H we count (he blessings bestowed upon mankind by all races and Ihcn .segregate those conferred by the Jews alone, it .at once becomes amazingly apparent that, civilization is deeply indebted to Ilie defendants of the children of Israel. 1^ medicine and surgery, their ."•ccomplislimenls border upon Ihe miraculous. In music, they arc supreme.- Their symphonies have cheered the world. Take away their auihcms, Operas and their natural genius as music masters, end the world's melodic excellence would be reduced lo the borderland of 'Indigence. " In an, literature and all the wienccs, Jewish names are indcli- pi'eparalion in a tu'oc or little box iu which the germs \vill remain alive and grow until they can be studied, it j s customary to send Ihis material to a municipal health department, which'promptly -wilds back a report to the doctor telling him whether the condition is diphtheria. bly recorded among the greatest of Hie great. But llicir most price- ess gift, lo Ihe human race was •eligion. While it was innate in .he savage, the Jews made it civilized man's greatest boon. It is one of the few worthwhile things n life of which there is enough for everybody, and in which decency finds a natural habitat. Without the Jews, there would be no Jesus, no Sermon on the Mount no Christianity and no Bible. The Old and New Testaments, combining to make Hie most momentous book extant, are a present from the Jews to everybody. Daniel Webster said that neither of the testaments would be complete without the other. And Jesus was a Jew. Therefore, it must be apparent to everyone that if there had been no Jews there would be no Christians. Thus, Christianity owes a debt of grati- liKlc to the Jews that can never be repaid. But Christians can at Irast be tolerant. Perhaps it does not behoove Americans to prate about their own tolerance. During the war there was a Hitler at every cross road in tills country. And a single instance will suffice to show hov, brutal they were. A German minister 75 years old living in Soulhcast Missouri, was taken from his home by a bant of men one night, and led into a ccimtry road beside his parsonage His library was carried after him piled In a heap and ignited. While Ihc flames devoured it, Ihe aged clergyman was compelled to kiss the American .flag and sing the Star-Spangled Banner" in dialect. He had been found guilty of preaching to his little flock in German because he could not speak English. But there wasn't a single Jew in the party. The mob was made up exclusively of mongrel Americans, of the type parading as 100-per-ccnters! Such outrages occurred throughout the land. And the fanaticism that flowered in the United States during the war hns since swept the world, in one form or another, always virulent and ungodly. H has been charged that the war was forced upon t-lic world by tyrants, none of whom had to fight. But whclner that is or is not tnie, it is n fact that the war and its by-producls have locked Ihc world's conscience in a straitjacket and made respectability an outcast, . * « * Senator Horah has said that intolerant Hitler woi placed upon his high pedcslal by the intolerance thai hovered around the cace table. Everyone realizes th Communism is a fungus growii ut of the decay of civilization i| lilting from the war. But that isn't all. More th| O.Oli&.COO human beings — almq qual to the total population Canada—were slaughtered in tlj nlenialional massacre; 20,000,11 vere wounded; 10,000 maimil 5000 blinded; 100,000 lett orf >yed; 500,000 crippled, In add!til o many thousands who were rel dered deaf; epileptic, without arl egs or mad. is it any wonder tlf •etributlon fell upon the face he earth? If, with that nwful lesson vividly in view, civilization is, ul willing to gauge its hopes a| ambition above the butchery ' \ war with its resultant swarms I crackpots and cutthroat.';, th| civilization will and ought lo —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Squirrel Goes Berserk; Just "Naturally RCCKFORD, 111. (UP)—Heal and zoological authorities are I a loss to explain why Rockforl berserk squirrel attacked five pi sons before il was killed. nr. Norman C. Bullock, heal commissioner, said the squirrel <| not have rabies. "Apparently it just had a mci disposition," was his explanatl after an analysis of the anhruf head. I Even the humane, officer f\ lo destroy the animal was ten. Tlie one-pound allacker ten ficd residents of a ncighbbrhcl before a lasso, was finally uj lo make tlic capture. the squirrel bit a young mati who was walking by a tree m later bit the woman's daughter Potatoes Like Manna ARCADIA, Cal. (UP)—D. P. I nelly acquired his winter's poll supply in a manner somewh analogous to *Tic Biblical "innnl Irom Heaven." A truck, lactl with potatoes, making a quick til on the highway behind him. 1| his car completely laden with ing spuds. Announcements Tlic Courier News lias bceir thorincd to announce tlic folto] Ing candidates for Blytlievlllc, y\ nlclpal offices, to bo elected April 6; For Mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W, HOLL1PETER

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