The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1938 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 14, 1938
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BLYTHEV1LLB, (AML7; COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, ii BLYtHEVILLE CQURIEB NEWS •na COBWEB NEWS Co. ' , a W. HAINES, Publliliet • flota National AdWrtlsirie Representative*: Arkansas DaUies, Inc, New York, Chicago, Dc- 8t. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, MetupnU. Published Every Aftetnoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mater at the post office at BlylhevUle Arkansas, under act 01 Congress, October 9, 1917. ~ Served by Ihe United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES fly carrier In the City of Blythcvule, 16c per week, or 65c per month. , By mall, within » radius of 60 miles, »3.M pc year, $1.50 for six months, 76c for three months, by mall in postal zones two to six, ln« $650 per year; In zones seven and eight per year, payable, In advance. And So Europe lias * Another Dictator Rumania's King Carol, who can turn more shades than the most versatile chameleon, has -set himself up, finally, in a dictatorship as tight as any in Europe, and the outcome of his step promises to be more interesting to watch than the usual run of. totalitarian strides—if it isn't more tragic. To understand Carol's doubtful position it will help to go back a few years and review the background. Early in the days when oil was first found to have a value and cft'e'ct upon the relationships of nations, Rumania was found to be rich in that' natural resource, and several powers, including the United States, fought wholeheartedly if not too sportingly over it. Rumanian government officials were corrupted enthusiastically, right and 16ft. By"I9I8 the Germans had 'invaded part of Rumania and '"the .government moved to Jessy. Carol Svas an officer in the army and led his retreating troops out the country's back door. The troops, history tells us, were laden more heavily with champagne than arms. In this, inverse defense of his country, Carol met zestt'nl Zizi Lambrino and married her, over the protests of Queen Marie who was so upset she saile'd for America to arrange for tv national loan. This marriage lasted until Carol met Princess Helena, daftgli- ter of the King of Greece. .•Thc!!lYrst marriage" was annulled mill' Carol• imir- 'ried Helena. Eighteen months later Carol met Magda Lupescu, the wife of a Rumanian officer, and was off again. Magda divorced her husband and when Queen Marie sent Carol to London to get him out of this new entanglement, he skipped off to Milan and was joined by Magda. Then King Ferdinand died,and when Carol did not return, his C-ycar-nld son ascended the throne under a regency. But there was still oil in Rumania, the report goes, so Carol was financed, returned and nudged his son oif the throne. The rest is More modern. Lupescu followed Carol back and re portedly was the power behind the throne, but that didn't work so welt. Half..Jewess, Magda is hated by the Jews, feared by the Gentiles and resented by the army. With the country's economic struc-. ture in bad shape, Carol backed Goga as his premier. Goga started a pogrom against the Jews. They controlled' 80 per cent of the nation's industry and simply quit work. All industry and business stopped. France, Czechoslovakia and Russia looked askance at the new government. Gogn was a clay pigeon who had to go, and Carol now took the last step into a dictatorship. His country is on the verge of economic disaster, his army hates his girl friend, his international friendships arc estranged, his political parties are eyeing each other's throats and Carol's. What happens can't help being in- •torcsling—if it Isn't tragic. SIDE GLANCES By Gebrge Clark Persomd Liberty One of these line days when some one of Hie thousands of shilc and federal laws in the U. S. staLiilc, list hits you in a -vulnerable spot mul you rc- 'bclliously imtUei- about infringements on personal liberty, consider the case of a gentleman in Gcnnuny. Sentenced to serve six months in a concentration camp because .his politics did not agree with those of the Nazi party, the German citizen applied for a renewal of his driver's li- when he wns released from the camp. It was refused. To his appeal the Prussian Supreme Court ruled that inasmuch as the National Socialist Party now represents Hie people's only political opinion, the appellant was an enemy of the state because he did not subscribe to" lliat party's ( views. As an untrustworthy ho cun.sctiuently could not enjoy the privilege of driving an auto in Germany. 'Personal liberty is a relative matter, after all. ri p.( t .'?•>• it.'. l.'-i ;;j i >it£. i 7.y'i Is* " "What she needs is a new hat 01 THIS CURIOUS WORLD BFye William Ferguson VOUR WATCH : IS ALWAYS ; RJGHT ; .AT THE: Bx RACHEL MACK CAST Ot* CIIAIIACTEIIS 1'OM.v C;HI:T. SKY, heroi nlrnridril In London when i l>renktt niH. .nimiv WIIITPIF;M>. horoi Yankee ulm no I'M hir JJAAKS, * O iirlvatccr YcMcrdiiyr "Di'xi'rlrd" Jerry Fulls to ri'turn t I'Ally i>lrms lo tifi oul tiur Dover nnd Kultscqueiit jicrox* file Channel. CHAPTER XI AS far as the two Americans in the prison hold were concerned, the British brig Sunrise was ironically named. Thc morning was well advanced before tho hatch was opened and marines appeared with food. They also which jokers and would rib you while you walked them off 'a plank. "Stick to the subject, Mr. Banks. My first lieutenant has made note lhat your father owns merchantmen sailing out of Boston but that you yourself are not a skipper." "Accurate, sir. I was merely a passenger on the brigantine lardy. I look.the voyage chiefly o snap my lingers at Mr. James Madison of Virginia who had declared oui- Boston port closed in April." "Indeed?" Rules Nicknames Out Probably no decision that retired Supreme Court Justice Willis Van Devanter ever made'during his long judicial career will be more favorable received than .one he delivered from ihc New -YorkUedernl bench the-6'ther day—that V'nickhanic should"have no bearing oh the reputation of the person attached. How many fricjuls do you have whose nicknames have clung from an unabashed boyhood through an often- embarrassed middle life? Being called "Stinky" over th«t stolen perfume episode didn't matter much in grade school. And "Snake," applied because of a peculiar elusive talent on a football licld, was all right in college. But they do sound funny out in company without benefit of background. Justice Van Devanter, who may logically have had a nickname or two of his own in younger days, might have gone still further and started a" move to officially abolish nicknames .that have survived less complicated ages. IN ICCLAND, DESTRUCTIVE: -FLOODS / VOLCANIC VE^NTS OPENED UP UNDERNEATH GLACIERS AND MELTED THEM SUDDENLY. TIME ZONES CONVERGE THERE. brought two hammocks, they tossed down. They persuaded the marines to lot llicm cut their breakfast on Ike companion ladder. The cool fresh air that reached ihcm Jirouscd 'heir appetites and caused them to approach the meal with a certain anticipation. "There's nothing like being hungry. Oil, I should jay, too hungry," Cabell .-omarkcd. "Tht British Navy':; discovered it car make any meal acceptable by giving you not cnoiigh of it." '• "There's something to what you say," Jerry agreed. If llicrc hai been a full cup o£ the rancid coffee or a man-size portion of the fjrjyish meat slew and rocklike bread, he could not have downed it Cabell said, "This is good compared to what (hey act at'Dart- moor and on the prison hulks. I talked to two Frenchmen at Ostend lhat had escaped Irom confinement in England. They tokl me talcs[" "Quit belitllin' Ms Majesty's chow and clean it up!" said one of the marines at the top of the ladder. "The captain's asked to 'ave a look at tho two of j'o." * * * AS'Jerry went up the ladder and into the bright sunlight, of the quarter ieck lie reeled and nlum- blcct, so that he had fo steady himself by laying a hand on the shoulder of Cabell Banks. - The twp prisoners were taken aft to the officers' cabin and thrus in with a nice flourish of bayonets They found themselves standing before a heavy red-faced man who sal in a large mahogany chair anc had no expression at all on hi face. ''Which oi you is Cabell Bank of Boston?" "I, sir, and with three days jrowlh: of beard." Tile captain gave Cabell a dis trustful glance, for he'd, bee warned that Americans were grca The captain's face 'Then you may welcome a cjiance 0 assert that feeling more strongly, Mr. Banks. You'll be offered j commission as third lieutenant in His Majesty's Navy, with service on the Sunrise. A. promotion from hold to officers' quarters in three days' lime, Mr, Banks! No so bad, eh?" "Sir," said Cabell Banks, can't accept it. My country happens to be al war with yours. I believe you have overrated my against President Madisoii For two days I've had lime t< ruminate and ponder over ilia phrase 'freedom of the ^eas.' I'v chewed the cud, as we say ir Massachusetts. These hands tha 1 once used for finger-snapping a President Madison, 1 now use fo applause." Whereupon he pound ed his slender, well-kept hand together with such vigor that curl ous faces appeared at portholes t ce what went on. YfHILE the captain was frou ing at this strange perfon •own- irm- !ice and trying to seize '.he aitua- ion by the tail, so to npeak, Caell Banks stepped aside and oancd iazily against a bulUhcad 'Your turn now, Whitfield," he aid to Jevry, quite as if Ac _tim- ;elf were conducting the inler- ;icw. ilc was an angry yount nan, and therefore a reckless one t did not help Jerry Whitfield's cause in the least. "Who are you and where were you born?" Captain Steel shouted at Jerry. "Jeremiah Whitfield, sir. Born n Gloucester, ;i port in—" "So you admit your Englisl birth/ "English birth? Never, sir! I'm Amdrican. Gloucester's in Massa chusctls." The caplain was writing busily and humming to himself, like contented deaf man. "Where wa your lather born?" In Cambridge, sir, a towi near—" "That will do. And you mother?" ."Near Manchester, in Massa chusells!" Jerry shouted. "A hose places are in Massachusetts, n America!" Don't shout, my man. . * . I I a map of the colonies of; imerica, Jeremiah Whitfield, and; I jone of those places are' listed.;! You will, however, find them all! I n Ihe map of England." ,J Let me look at the American map, sir," Jerry requested, "I'll urely find you Gloucester. It's a I air sized port—" The captain gave him what wasj j undeniably a map of the North American Continent. It was pos-j | sibly 100 years old, a nav.l map showing rivers and b; hey were known at that , . , Some of the colonies were cruSelyj. outlined, all were highly colored.'I 3ut no towns were marked except;! Quebec, Toronto, Boston, NcwJ York and Philadelphia and a lc\v s | others. 'This is no fair map!" Jerry ex-'.l claimed. "I'm American for three f generations. No, four on my father's side. This is a dirty outrage, and I protest! I know what | you're up to." "You have lost your head, Jerc- I nnah Whitfield, but I have not lost mine. It's a common occurrence I for deserters to claim to be Amer- I lean. You were brought to this I ship last night as a deserter from I His Majesty's Navy. All signs sub-I -lantiate that. Everything aboulf you jicriminates you—those towns I ou too hastily mentioned, your I nglish appearance, your being in I jondori at loose inds." . T There was an Impudent laugh 1 rom Cabell Banks. "And don't':! orget that he ;pcaks English,'! laptain! That's very incriminat-| "Hold your tongue, Mr. Banks\i| lis large red face bent over! thypf able while ho wrote busily for : loment. Then, "Jeremiah Whil-'l .eld, I Sentence you to 20 strokes,! ind service before the mast on His'l Majesty's brig Sunrise." 'You'll not have" him whipped,! Captain Steel." It was Cabelljl Banks again. This time his voice"! carried an exaggerated drawl, very:; Yankee. "He happens to be anj officer of n ship, and officers are not whipped. On that point ourj| two navies agree. What ship, Mr. Banks?" The privateer Revenge, sir, that I thy father will give me as soon asf we make our escape from this vcs-'l sel. . . . Come, Lieutenant Whil-'J field!" Jerry burst into crazy laughter, 1 ! and the two most reckless young'l men in America walked out of thel cabiri arm iri;arm. Behind them! they left a British naval officer tocl outraged, terriporarily, to (leal| with them. (To Be Continued)' Alligator Kills Shark i receipts In Fierce River Battle 1 "'°« t j against 2(34,145 in 193S. Tile lolal for the past year were ARE. ABOUT THREE: AND THREE-FOURTH^ MILES OF SiLX IN A PAIR OF LADIES' STOCKINGS. EVEN a" toy watch will show correct time at .the North .or South «- a tcr into-foam. DARWIN, North Australia (UP) —A shark fought a crocodile on the Adelaide river near herc--and lost. First honors went to the crocodile which, with a sweep of Us tall, sent the shark into the air. The crocodile then dived. A fierce slnig- ,le followed, beating the muddy Exposition years have always been goc:l ones for the tower. The record attendance was in the in- —Wielding a pike side-by-sul!! with 50 men, Mrs. Edward Boygl has qualified as the state's onV| woman ice-culler. Mrs. Boyer's father-in-law own! the ice house and she lakes an acl fiugitralion year of 1889. when! " ve interest in getting in the icl Pole. Since all time zones meet there, it is all times of the clay once. After all, time Is only n man-made reckoning. NEXT: How can Mack make while whiter? Exercise? I t get the equivalent of a set of tennis every night.—Cornelia Otis Skinner, who changes her costume 14 times n night. OUT OUR WAY By Williains The Family Doctor T. M. ««*. U. •. P»t OC. Clolhing Game First, as Decoration, but Now Il's Chiefly for Protection COME. ON, COME SOUR. HOSSES SADDLED.... SPRINGS HAS 6O DR.V AM' WE GOT GIT THENA CATTLE O 1 THERE ....VOU'LL-HA.VE TO STAY HOME PROM SCHOOL A FEW BORN "THIRTY VEARS TOO SOON. (NO. 'MS) BY DR. AIORRIS VISHBEIN Kdilor, .lornal of the American Medical Association, :iml of Hvgcia, the Hcallh Magazine The fundamental needs ol mankind arc food, fuel, clothing, .shelter, and medical and denial cave. We hear n s^at deal about the hygiene of thc body from thc point of view of housing, luilrition and warmth, but seldom is there i.erious attention given to ; ttho hygiene of our, clothing. Most pco- \vear clothing withcui cyrr i thinking about why they wear 'It. | Thc Various types of scientists ave different ideas on this juh- ect. Some Insist that human be- first adopted clothing for warm-blooded nnimal and that he must sustain his warmth It he is to live. Clolhing is the means by which he holds the warmth within his body. Coverings do not create Then the battle ceased suddenly. The blotxl-stainei! shark appeared on the surface, and was slowly dragged down. 'riic crocodile WH.S estimated to have been 10 feet long and the shark 7 feet, by thc shooting party from Darwin \vlio saw the battle. Eiffel Tower Visited By 810,185 in 1937 I' A R I .S (UP)—Europe's tallc-st .structure, the Eiffel Tower, had 810.1B5 visitors, during 1937. as 1,008,287 persons climbed the sti'iic-1 for thc winter. tUrc or rode up more comfortably' In the elevators. Since then, the Iclal number of visitors is 17,5B8,089. In March of next year the 50th anniversary of the tower will bo celebrated. Exceeded in height only by thc Chrysler buildinj (1,010 feet) and Ihe Empire Slate building 11,248 lECt). thc l.COO-ieet high structure weighs 15,400,000 pounds and is composed of 12,000 slecl rivets. On clear days, points 55 miles distant arc visible. Recently installed on the summit was a television stntlon, to be operated In connection with the Eiffel Tower radio station. A cily ordinance ol Ogdeil Ulah, .prohibits picnics in ceme| teries. , Announcements Woman Proves Equal To Men Ice-Cutters NORTH KINGSTON. R. 1. (UP) llic Courier News has been thorized lo nakc formal ahnouncil mcnt of the following Candldatil for public office, subject to tt| Democratic primary August D. For COnhty treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES *'or Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON 'County COart Clerk T. W. POTTEE For County Tax Assessor \V. W. (BUDDY) \VATSOM BRYANT STEWAflT' For County ami Prolate Jurtgc I DOYLE HENDERSON OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoopl« <!o diminish the heat is lo^t from ecoralive purposes, hat clothing cnmc Othrrs insist of heat, but they rate at. ivhicfi the bcdy. Clothing also may affect Ihc circulation of thc blood, the rate of breathing, thc posture of thc body and thc Internal organs. For instance. UgU garters or tight hats will interfere with the circulation hi thc legs or In Ihc skull. Heavy clothing may he such a weight on the body as to inhibit movement. Tight corsets- interfere with breathing. Tight belts may constrict thc Internal organs. N In (general (he whole tendency of modern clothing is to get away from tightness aiifl to make liic clothing truly a protection against loss ct heat without any of thc dangers to the tissues that have been mentioned. Of course fashions have much more to do with the choices of cdcsty, and Ihe last view is that e wear clothing for protection. As WC look on the history of the evclopment of mankind, it seems most reasonable to believe that lothlng came first as a decoration. exactly as various animals have ilghly colored plumage lo attract he opposlle sex, so probably also irimitlvc man began fastening hings lo his body as a means of illractlon. According lo ihc Bible., ig leaves were first put on to sat- j Picnic considerations lhat prevail clothing by both men And women than hygienic considerations. This Is unfortunate. Probably i\ certain amount of education of those who desire the styles as to the hy- sfy ideas of modesty, in earlier days men probably lived largely In warm climates. Now that mankind has spread throughout (lie world ' o! art and it is reasonable lo believe lhat a primary purpose for clothing today is protection. Indeed it is reasonable to be- licvc that mankind could nol have oiild make It ]»ssH)te for them lo design new types oi clothing which would meet with their idea's spread from warm areas to cold areas had there not been the de- vclopmsnt of clothing. •hlcli would not at the same lime interfere' with the j health of the body. Bans Motor Horns WARSAW <UP)—The use of an tcmobilc horns, in thc heart of thc j -.-^^M=S== city miring the day, nnd in the whole of Warsaw during the night, 1 • • • ! has been prohibited by the mnii's- We know today that man Is a t Ivy of communications. .. .,. AM- a -iMA-M -^ — YOU 'ARE'RiGHt tM ASSUM1MG THAH" you HEARD TWO VOICES CO>VMU(5 "FROWS WITH IM THESE WALLS, MADAM -~-WHENJ 1 CARRY OM A WITH MYSELF 1 ALWAYS CHAWGE /<V. VOICE, (3IVlfV6 MY OWM COMPANS' A S£COUD 1 OUST WAK1TED TO MAKE SURE THAT TWO OP YOU WEREM'T GAMGIUG UP THAT ME ftAl<3HT CALL. IT HARLECpUlM, BUT I'd U5E A- ,BA<5 FULL ACORNS TO COAX HIM •nevVM OUT OFA -HUMPH; 1 AM A HARLEQUIM, SO TO SPEAK /

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