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FOUfc BLri'HEVILLE (ARK.) 1 COTJRIEll NEWS MONDAY, MAHClt 29, 193 OUR BOARDING HOUSE SIDE GLANCES •pAT, MEET A COUPLE OF PREAK, VE ATHERLES5> VULTURES THAT IMMABIT THIS HAM-AU'-E.G6EF>Y ALWAYS P=,UM H\J T"AIP6 AND \yiLL USE C "FAIR MEAWS OR POLJL TO QAIM •possEss'OM op-rw' obu cMcp VEP,Y ADETPT AT pARRvikiG i PLEASED -THEIT2, OPPOKJEMT/S OA&'AT TM BI6GEST PIECE OP PIE --~ THEY 5>TAQE P.A1D5 CM YOUR TIE •SUPPLIES,, AWE* STACK, THEIR £0^6 IU "PROMT OP YOUR PLATE TXlP-IMd TM' GREEM CORM 5EA-SOM I . ._ Sf* TOPPED IM THEIR TPACKS- bv Ions periods iu; which tlic con- use of chiiiilmoosrn oil, but most By an Eiiglush act of 1189, cHUcm doss not progress, and then by a sudden speeding up ma\ BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO.. PU3LISHEHS 0. U. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager - Eo'.j National Advertising representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., 'New York, Chicago, "Detroit, St. Louis,Dallas, Kansas Oily,Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entcied as second class matter al the post office nt Blythevlllc, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES ,By carrier in the Olty ot Blythevllle. 15c per week, or 65c po" month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $300 per year, $1 50 for six months, 15o for tlircfl months; by mall in postal zones two to tlx, inclusive, $650 per jear; In zone; seven and eight, $1000 per year, payable In advance. Emotions Can Embroil '' Us in War; Curb Them Now that an unofficial armistice seems to prevail In the war between Mayor LcGuardia arid Adolf Hitler, it might be instructive to study the effect which that sort of thing is apt to have on our highly-pri/cd neutrality. We arc taking great pains to make our neutrality fool-proof in the event of another war in Europe. All that laws can do to keep us out of war, we seem determined to have done. But it wouldn't hurt us to remember that the real essence of neutrality is something that no law can reach and no government can safeguard. For while there may lie all kinds of economic and political forces that lead to war, it is .still true that people *id& into war on a wave of emotion, Build up the emotional background for war and yon run the risk of getting into il, no matter what you Wo with embargoes, i neutrality laws, and so on: And the trouble 'with a donnybrook such as the one Mayor LaGuardia rc- • .cently had with Killer is that, while amusing, it does give us one more nudge in the direction of emotional prepaietlness for war. Now Ahc Naxi experiment in government has gone on long enough for Americans to be perfectly certain that they want none of, it over here. The Nazi mentality, as reveille*! in concen- '(ration camps, * pogroms, Hword- r "' v vattlings, and the controlled obscenities of the Qerman press, is as completely alien to'our ideas as anything could be. But that's a good place to stop. Once We go on record ns being opposed to Nazishl in this country, we have done our duty. If we keep going, and indulge in an emotional blowout about the^ tyranny of Ilerr Hitler, and the general ridiculousness of some of his strutting aides, we are simply greasing the skids for a slide into \\iir at some future dale. - Europe, apparently, is going to have a new war one of these days. If and when it comes, we want to .stay out of it. . But suppose il does come, and finds us with this emotional antagonism to Nazism htcred up in our minds. Is it hard to imagine how cunning propa- • gandists from abroad would play on 'that:'antagonism, just as 'they played on our earlier antagonism to the things Kaiser Wilhclm and his clique stood for? Is it hard to see how we could, in that way, be made emotionally ready for war, neutrality law or no neutrality law? We have troubles enough of our own these days, without looking for new- ones beyond our borders. The next few years are going to be excellent ones in which to mind our own business. And we can dojhat much more easily if we refuse to let ourselves get emotional about Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, or any other ruler who has ways we happen to dislike. Stumbling. Block II is reported in London thai lliu 27 nations involved in' the "hands oft Spain" policy would like, to poll outside iiiilioNK such as Hie United Stales to see if they, too, would not like to" join in the move to keep the Spanish war from developing into a world con- 'Jiict. The motive is worthy enough, heaven knows—but it all looka very much like another case ol locking the stable door after the horso hiis Ijcen .stolen. Every war dispute)) IVc/m Spain tells of foreign troops lighting for one side or the other, and of foreign guns, planes, tanks, and shells being used. Unless Home way can be found oi' extracting from Spanish soil the foreigners who are already there, it will bo hard 16 work up much enthusiasm for the move to confine the conflict to Spain.' Pyrrliic Victory The way In which spoils politics hampers the ordinary processes of government is graphically illustrated in the grief which has descended upon the sturdy Irish shoulders of Martin L. O'Donhell, sheriff of Cuyahoga county, Ohio, O'Donnell was elected last fall in the Roosevelt landslide and took office in January. Ever since then, his office has been the goal of innumerable loyal party workers .seeking jobs. Almost every day, there has been a long lineup outside his door from early morning until late at night. Now the strain has proved too great for his health, and he lias had to go on vacation—forced to recupernlc,. not from the strain of his official duties, but from the strain of, handling the unending stream of party lii(cks who consider themselves entitled to jobs. Could a' better argument for civil service reform be imagined? 'A beautiful spring day and, to make a living, I have to sit in here alul grind out poetry." vitnce.s in the treatment of leprosy authorities iirc not yet convinced ihat (his is of any real value in cither the prevention or -treat- linvc been announced in various j incut of the disease. Leprosy, like places. The most recent was the-some other diseases, Is featured suit, in serious manifestations. Read Courier News Want Ads robber voyaging with the Crus.n, "to have his shaved, boiling pitch poured it, and then a feather cushi| emptied on it." [' You can't have cavalry without horses. Wl:cn you give si cavalryman !> tank or automobile. lie becomes, nothing more than n mechanic. —Col. T. Tomkins, San Antonio, Tex., who opposes mechanization of the army. Use of the word "handsome" lo describe hicre good looks is all wrong. Few 'voting men i\re handsome yet. for a man becomes so onlj" aftsr he has attained his goM through effort that tries his courage and develops his intellect. -Madeleine Carroll, movie aclrcss. OUT OUR WAY By Williams Leprosy Con traded Only 'by Close and Prolonged Contact (No. 173) I1V I)H. M011K1S J'ISHHEIN lidilnr, .lournal nf Jhc American Medical Association, and of Hyr.cin, the Health Mrignzlne Leprosy once was the most (caved of all diseases. Todny, in the United States, at least, ,11 is tm- iimiotlant as n cause' cither of sickness of or death. In Cnrville, La., the United States riininains a leprosarium, and more than 450 lepers have been In this institution sines it was first established in 1821, In l'J20 only one person under 2D years or iigc died uf leprosy in this country, and in 1027 and _1028 no one under 20 riled ot this 'disease. The condition, nevertheless, Is Frequent In other parls of the world, particularly In Hawaii and :hc Philippine Islands. LeproEj Is caused by a. gcnr which is carried from one peisor lo another cither directly or elst on soiled articles. Occasionally, no doubt, it is transmitted by flies jr other insects. Men are affect:d about hvisc as often as ate women. leprosy will atltack the skin ir.d the nervous .system, produc- 'hg ulcers nnd ether serious manifestations. Leprosy k so dreaded .that t It is :asy to crei'.lo a scare concerning it In any community. Frequently false rumor!;' are uirculnlcd that naltres3cs have been stuffed .with lialr from lcper.5 or that bedding :onttiiniuatcd with lepers' secre- Mous has been imported. Once there was an absurd rumor spread 1 ifcout Chicago that it was not safe to swim in Luke '.Michigan cc;ui.ii' two leopards with spots me! been found bathing in the ;valcr. The average leper Is not cxcccd- ENTURE BY HARD JONES ©1937, NEA Service, Inc. A CAT ? OW, I "THOT IT VV/V=> VOU TIDVIM 1 ME UP AG1W ~ OOM- LOOK IT THAT.' VOU VVAMDER AROUND WITH SUC1-I A T3UMB LOOIi-NO WONDER. TM' CAT THOUGHT VOU W-Vp A STUMP! TME FAMIL1M2 TOUCM. COFP. imev>,£' ttflvxe,ivo. T.w.REG.u.s.f*r. dangerous to anyone who s to pass him on the street Ordinarily, close ami proltmgcc :ontnct with a leper, if it is held is necesbury to contract the dis :asc. Nevertheless, (here ore rcc mis of doctors, nurses, and othe .vorkcrs with lepers who have be ;ome infected. There are th 8OTS, for iniliince .of Father Da •nten on the Inland of Molokai. o father Bogltolo In New Orican. •md Sir George Turner In Pic toiia. The average person need p,i T . itltle, it any, consideration to pro .ccting himself or his family fron leprosy unlc.ss he happens to be \ vidtlug abroad in a territory i There leprosy is prevalent or isj in contact with Icp.n-s In ttiisj countiy. Indeed, some aulliorities feel that it would be just as safe to give the average leper freedom lo circulate in a community as it would be to allow similar freedom lo a person \vltli an open case of tuberculosis. Nowadays. mo.st o; our .stites have laws rrgultitliif! the movements and activities of people with leprosy. Most of the ca.^es in the United States, as )ms already been mentioned, arc collected in the sanitarium in I.ouisi.ma. When I visited Mils tanUariimt sonic lime aco, I found the pn- tlcnt.s unusuiilly cheerful for p.o- ple that are hospitalised, Many of them cngoscd in industri.il work. They enjoy radios and motion pictures. Their surrounding arc beautiful; their rooms are commodious, and cvcvjthtng possible is done to nwki- their existence livable. From lime lo tmii 1 , new ;ui- llliUIX IIi:ili: TODAY • MAIITIIA imiTTAix nii'a BBT- 1'V HAYNKS nvcrsneml on Ihelr I'nllfiiriilii vnentiun trill null llnd i llii-iiivi-U-cs slriindcil In Still Uje^n. j'i'hc-j- nnsivrr nil nil t>t tlic Air- NIIJ a.ssiKiinicnt to" travel Till *Iic jjn-iv , tie. lu\i^ lni!!<?r. , Tiioir KUs- '?i-£i'1'! l Al'l?> l (»l!u «M'ISS of.ilio Alr- t-Jtftfi- iHitiil nr rolurciicc.s. . } Tlioy return lei their nimrtiupiit •li, inu-k-. At tlu-ir dour tliey .nnr- Vrlxc :i Jinnilsiinlc Tonnff "J"n *rj- iin; 1 ; fo i-ntpr. Aiiiiloj^cllcnlly, lie ti-Ui; IIii-iii lie steiijicil olt nt Hie .-Mroiif Ilimriuiil (lint lie is GEHIIY j T!ip>- stnrt nnt-JTi. 'Anil tlicn on tlii> onlKklrtH ut n IMtlv loirn they 'lilrk mi Xcnl, lilli'h-liiktiiB. lie 1i-IUi (linn lip Js to inci:t n frlcnil, JACK Sl'IllJMO.V, nt 1.0I1C Jlcni'll. Jtu; nt Lung Itcnrli nuli> (.'innii, Afiil hnn ilisntiiicnrcil from tli« tr:illrr. Siicililim niiiicnrs, sny.H he i'nn't iimlcrNlnml ^eJil'H liclinvior -•mil ilrivc.n oft Midi llclfy to thcck it \i-nl I« nt (lie Inst UIIK .sliltlon vl»[|i-il liy thi> plrl.s. Hour mid i'. ti:ilf Inter, Hetty null SrcUiltm :ir<- ntlll inisxtni^. Frnntio. ?liir- tlin fnlls inilfrr. Soon sifter u liiiicl linack noitiiilK uii tlic tniik-r ilnnr. Kuvi'. (;o ox WITH TUB STOIIV CHAPTER V v ^lARTHA opened the door. "Somebody here to see you," the auto camp manager said meaningly, and the burly man put in, "You telephoned headquarters?" "Yes , V". please come in." The camp managed hesitated. "I guess you won't.'be wanting! . uie any more." He looked at | Alarilia. "1 would like to say, if < here's going lo be any Irouble I'd Just as soon you got your outfit away from here. My wife—'' i "Thai's okay. I wont to ialk to the lady." The burly man 'shut the door and turned to Marlha. "Aly name's Sloan. What's all this story you 'phoned in?" Hurriedly, sometimes a little in- coherenlly, Martha told him—be- Kinning with the time they had met Gerry Ncal in the aparltnent hallway at San Diego. Sloan allowed her to go on without interruption, but when she had finished ho chilled her with u stalc- mehl and a question: "Looks to me like you're connecting up a lot ot Ihings that don't make sense. And what makes you so suirc your Iriend was snatched?" Martha's jaw dropped. "Why, I —I saw them leave!" "Sure. ! get thai part ot it all 15ul she lefl of her own irco will, didn't she? So how do you know the didn't cotton to this fellow? How do you know they didn't decide to take in a movie or something?" Sloan got up, bending his head a Htllo lo accommodate his height in the trailer. "I'll bet she turns up before morning." For n moment Pifarlha was without words. Then when she louurt words Ehc was almost too angry lo utter them, "ft might inlcrcsl you—it lads do interest for her to know. She read tl;| wire' for the third time, slowl^-l vainly trying to hit upon soivl word which would unaKitWl sound like Betty over her came the dismal realizjl tioh that it could have been wril ten by Belli 1 or a thousand othefl Martha came to her feet su| donly with a decision. She'd sume it was from Betty and go •,! to 'San Francisco— at once: ready she'd nolified.the police, a I •she wouldn't retract that. Betl.' reason for wanting the disappeE.i ance kept quiet — if, indeed, shfl sent this wire — would be to sa her family from worry. She'd il afraid that the news would :dr east into her home town. But til wasn't as important as^-as BettI life. Yes, Martha decided, shl let the police watch for Spedd and a blond in a' roadster, whfl she herself went on to San Cisco. '•EVERYTHING all right, •" Mil Hurrleillyj.*omctimcs a Kills incoherently, Mvrlha lold her story, fcfJMnin? wiih flic d'nic f/icy had mcl Gerry Ncal m 1/ie apartment hall in San Diego. mo, Mr. Sloan! Siic— " "Now cion't get excited. Jusl put yourself in her place, Miss Briltain. You were adventurous enough to start out in this trailer clear up the coast. You took a chance on picking up a fellow on the highway. You woutdn'l yell and scream just because you'd told somebody you'd be back in an hour." He paused a moment, perhaps warned by Martha's rising color. "Anyhow, give this thing another 12 hours. If she's not back by lhat time we've got something." "Twelve hours?" repealed Mar- lha nghasl. "Why, in 12 hours that blue roadster could be lour ov five hundred miK's from here." Sloan shrugged. "I don't think vou need lo worry a bit, Miss UriUain. They're taking care of thai down nt headquarters." "Is— is this all you're going to do?' 1 "It's all I can do," Sloan said "I just came out to gel your story •••d I'll make a report. If this docs turn out to be something screwy, then all the pieces will « liosethcr. Good night, Miss Brit lain. You better get a little sleep and Quit worrying about you friend." "• poan'd into the darkness Mar tha slammed the door of Ih you—that Belly wouldn't do thai. | n ,i| C r furiously. Yet ;<s she sloo . . . Oh. you've got lo believe jlhcre wilh her hands clenched £ A ! S Sloan's broad back disap tightly tha* her knuckles showed while, Marllia slowly realized that her lury would do nothing lor Betly. She must do something— something more. But what would it be? Sho was so helpless. The police seemed phlegmatic, and she knew no one in Long Beach or os Angeles to whom she might ppeal for advice. It occurred to cr grimly that the one person ,c had met—the manager of the uto camp—had only one'sugges- that she leave it there was o be any trouble! Eul as she sat tluro thinking it this dubious acquaintance shfl icard his voice once more out- :ide (he trailer. "Miss Brittain? . . There's n telegram for you." Maltha leaped up, swung open he door, and snatched at the yel- ow envelope. With shaking fin- ;crs she tore it open, and read: MARTHA BRITTAIN GOLDEN STATE AUTO PARK LONG BEACH MEET YOU PALACE HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO. CONTINUE ITINERARY AS BEFORE. CANNOT EXPLAIN NOW BUT DO NOT REPORT TO POLICE. EVERYTHING IS ALL RIGHT. She looked up to see the ai! camp manager. In her preoccj pation she had f org'oUcn his exi? ence. "Why—yes. Only I[ afraid I'll have to leave at or instead of staying overnight a: planned." i He seemed more relieved th not. But he managed to s, "Thai's too bad. I hope youV heard from your friend." |. Marlha didn't answer. She vJP pulting on her leather jacket, f How long she would be ablet| drive -without succumbing weariness she did' not know. '• did not even occur to:jfeiW ttf by leaving Long Beach Ai& li put her job in jeopardy, and \\ the next word from Arnold SI of Airspeed Trailers would doubtedly be one discharging Martha's one thought was Belly's safely, and lier disg with Sloan's attilude had slceng ened her resolve lo start out her own. And as she drove i wide highway into Los Angsll and began the long, tedious me:;J dering through the heavy trafl she kept hoping against hope t' : '| in San Francisco she would m rejoin Betty Haynes. For hours she paid no altenl lo the lime, holding Iho Wheel nerveless fingers, her cyds glu« the road. Once beyond Sa Monica and into th.6 straighlav shc increased her sbecd dane.I ously, graleful lor the fine siriojl run stretching northward. " eventually she could stand |rind no longer, found Uerp serving dangerously into V shoulder of the road and reali 1 | momentarily drop]. aslc«). At Sanla Barbara '. dropped into an a'1-night c hoping that coflcc would rc\l her enough so thai she coutd on. Bui as she climbed from '• litllc coupe she knew al last her brain and body wore at rebellion point. \Vearily she turned to the wheel and ciiV. I BETTY. Martha drolled wearily to the trailer's settee, read the puzzling message again. The telegram had been sent from t-os Angeles. Was it really from Betty, or had Spcd- don sent it'.' There was no-way I the car and trailer bcyt business district, down toward I wide slrclch of sand that .skii. Ihc city's yacht harbor. In anol five minulcs she had taken dc the trailer's berth, dropped : it fully vlollicd, and was aslei' (To Be Continued) ;

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