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-PAGE, tfouit I BLYTI1EVILL13 '(ARKJ COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE'COURIER NEWS CO,, PUBLISHERS 0. It. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas "Dallies, Inc., New i'ork, Chicago, Detroit, Bt, Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office at Blylhevllle,. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8- 1817. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES .By carrier In the City ol Blythcvillo. J5o per week, or 65c pe^ month. By mail, within » radius of 50 miles, 43.00 per - year, $1.50 for six months, T6c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, J6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. How One Book Helped on World War A great many different kinds of men help to shape history — inventors, soldiers, statesmen, economists, and industrialists. Rut strangest and most far-reaching of all is the contribution occasionally made by the man who writes a book. The publishing house of Little. Brown & Co., in Itostoii, is celebrating its centennial this year, and in its records there is the story of how one man — whom most Americans, by this time, have completely forgotten — helped to bring on the World War. This man was Rear-Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, of the U. S. Navy. He died in 19M just as the war was getting under way; but it was back in 1890, when he was a captain, that he brought out a book called "The Influence of Sea Power on History." Now here was a book to which the Quinary reading public, paid little attention. II was not a 1 '.'popular" work; if the average reader passed it'up in favor of the latest novel, he could hardly be blamed. But it had a tremendous influence. Captain Mahan's thesis was that sea power was' the all-important factor in a nation's rise to greatness. Control of the sea won wars, he asserted, even '•when the army got the credit. Napoleon's grand army, be remarked, ' never even saw 'the British licet— but in the end it was the British licet, and not the armies of the coalition, that caused Napoleon's downfall. The influence of this book was world-wide. It was quickly translated into German, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Li England, it was hailed as the bible of imperialism. The German kaiser ordered every officer^ in his navy to read it; the Japanese mikado did the same. AH across the globe this book persuaded soldiers and statesmen that they could buy national security only at the price of big navies. So the great, world-wide naval race that led up to 1914 was begun. There . were other factors* involved, of' course; but it is hardly jr 0 j,,g t 00 far to say that it was Italian who touched it off He provided the rationalization of this impulse toward bigger naval armaments; he it was who persuaded the WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31,J93V OUT OUR WAY nations of the earth that they needed' more battleships. .In 1889 the United Stftte.s had no battleships. In 1898 it had four afloat and eight more under construction. England's naval budget had gone up from 565,000,000 a year to $100,000,000. Germany's had doubled. And the great powers as a trroup—England, America, Russia, Germany, Austria, Prance, Italy, and Japan—which had spent a total of $100,000,000 on their navies in 1880, were spending ?835,000,000 by 19 J 3. To say lhat Malian caused the World War would bo absurd. To .say that ho slartcd the naval race which helped cause the war is no more than the truth. So much can be accomplished by a genius who sits down to write a book! SIDE GLANCES By George Clark j Slice Of Arctic Adventure Not all the Arctic adventuring is done in the Arctic. A good deal of it is available, along about this time of year, to the fresh-water sailors who man steamers on the Great Lakes. Ice covers the lakes in the winter, and the steamers sire laid up -in port. But the moment warm weather begins to break the ice, the boats begin to venture forth—for there is good money to be made by shipping men who cair get their boats moving a few weeks ahead of schedule. That is what has been happening during the last couple of weeks—and the result is Arctic adventure. Drifting ice floes come up to hold the boats fast. Sudden blisranrds sweep down from the north, with snow-laden gales, to make the sailor's life both uncomfortable and perilous. The Coast Guards drive their sturdy cutlers out through the ice to open sea lanes, and a red-blooded, adventuresome lime is had by everybody. It's all very Arctic—except that it happens within a few miles of some of America's largest cities. "YOU Will have a busy day? What about ME?. Hairdressers by ten—bridge lesson at .twelve—literary club meets at two—then tap-dancing class!" By Nard Jones ADVENTURE © 1937, NEA S«rvie«, Inc. 11KHIN. 1IHIII3 TODAV SlrnnJcil in Snii Dlc^o on VJICIL- iTun, 11. urn j A IIIIITTAI.V mij IIHTTV IIAV\J:S uhfuin <m n s- Mt; mi ic H I ultli Hi.- AlrxiKci! Trailer f.'umiiEin)- ti> travel ii|i (ho cfluxt, U i-m o MM trill Ii IK' tin- new ilc hive Ir/illi-n Tlu-rr niiKiifrlimi; lire JirotiMfil xomiivliat wlien .Hl.VOJ.II M.OHK cif nil- (r.ifl.-r fomiuii!)- fnlls lo ank I In-iii for i-EIEior honil or rCflTl-IJOPM. Tlity rufiirti f<i ihvlr m»nr CmMtt la 11 ink, At Iln-Jr iJniir Hn-y xur- liviHu alliiiiHlsumt- yuuuK nutu Iry- inir to cnlcr. Aimlogri-lli-iiMj-, JIL- U-IlK Uifiu lie :<«-|iin-i! olV ill flu* ivi'tmiff Hoor;iiid tJml lie In (iUHHY :\'K A I* They xlnrt niirlli and |iEck up Xi'Ul, LUi-Ei-liililuj;, lit- I'-IlK tliriu - -J, JACK :il <Jlt" t]l*ri turji ]U'i'. fille Mint Bc: nt rlj ith tlt-Mj- Co ffi' - t;i-ts 1 Tin JC llt-acli, Iltit di ruin I" iv]icn t-iil IIIIK [ll.i:i[i- ulliT. Driving Hirrl: XwiP* mi fiilta to ro- rlliu v:i\ln im- ivlrt-, Iimur, ill rulvIsliifT Iier :it a Suit -nIiiBr »<> I""" 1 :<lu" Ih s(ar- iillnjT nl Us THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson The underworld is popularly cd lo be peopled by grim, tight-lipped gentlemen who iire hard, cmoUonloss, and cold. Mnybe they urc—when things nn; going their way. But it becomes increasingly evident that, when the breaks go against them, (hoy arc even readier than law-abiding mortals to grovel, blent,.rind whine. A New York jury the oilier clay convicted seven racketeers of running a S2.000,000-a-year shakedown racket against various restaurants. And the tough-guy defendants, when the verdict was read, gave New York the •wildest courtroom scene in its history. They screamed, wept, cursed the jury, calling on the heavens to witness that justice had miscarried. One man became HO hysterical he had to be removed. . Tough guys—these? u iii.<t> III ml. Ifl. 1'evL'rljililr M:irl1i ttylHK in (run' S|lf. llm en rmiu.. \\<n- mill tiny., *lu. IN ri' trailer lo vest Mln tll'il (u .set: Anil * ilour, SOW GO OX WITH TUB ST011V CHAPTER VII MARTHA'S 'first thought was to get the revolver in the car and turn Neal over lo tiie 'Monterey police. Quicklv she turned, but before she could reach the door of the coupe he had caught her wrist. "What are you going lo do?" Martha faced him angrily. "I'm going to see that you're put behind oars!" "But.what for?" "You've something to do with Belly's disappearance. You and j Spcddon are in it together." She tried vainly to release herself. "And it you don't let go of my wrist I'm going to scream." fieal smiled. "Don't make me have io cover your mouth." Martha faced him, her brain racing, trying lo hit upon some way to outwit him. There was not a soul in sight, and the nearest lighted dwelling was more than a 'nlock away. "Please," she pleaded, "let ine go, and tell me hov, to find Betty. She sent a wire saying she'd meet me al flic Palace Holel in San Francisco. Will she?" *'I know o'ack Spcddon," Mca' said. "And if she's with him shc'l! meet you there." "Then you do admit that it's some sort of a trick between the two of you." The oilier shrugged. "I'd hardly By Williams IS A RELATIVE OF THE BEAUTIFUL CALLA LILY/ SWORDFISHES ONCE WENT BY THE SCIENTIFIC NAME OF *XI PHI AS KOST/S. AP/CE ENSI- FORME-, F>/MNIS VENTF3ALIBL1S NULLIS" MEANING, "SWORD SNOUT, TIP POINTED, VENTRAL F/NSJABSENIT." ' The present-day scientific name of the sword fish is Xinhias gladius Greek and Latin for "sword," ivhich is quite simple after the long name given above. In early days. Ihe scientific name attempted to describe Ihe nnlinal In Latin words. NEXT: Decs science umlmhiml the sense of direction displayed by birds? OM, TAIMT i M GRUB, SU6AR- \~~^ WE'RE V1HET. WE THIWKlW /~==ABOUT OUR. BEDS- TOUGH COW PUNCHERS! V-'i LOOKIM 1 LIKE SICK SISSIES, 'CAUSE DD COME OFF IN TH' WAGOM AM' GOT IMTO EVERVTHIM'- -O Jj's'P*"- ^ r^vv-— ' -^—^ SWEET MEATS AMD ^WCEl SLEER /cu were/ near the Irailcr when vas working \vlth Speddon, was Sloan was llicre?" say ; "I'm rather inclined to . agree with that detective, Sloan." "Sloan? : ' "Yes. Didn't he say there was a possibility that Betty just decided to go on with Spcddon?" was llicre?" "I was in the trailer." Her blood chilled at his reply. Was Ncal a madman, tooV "No— you couldn't have been," "I was, though," Neal insisted. 'Would you like to have me show fou how it was possible?" He re- eased her wrisl. "! wouldn't go for your gun, if I were you, until .'ou've made quite sure I'm not a friend." * e * t-TE opened the door of the trailer and switched on the light, ;hcn pointed at the ceiling. To Martha's astonishment a wide rec- .angular hatch was folded down, revealing a sizeable space between :he ceiling and the actual top of the trailer! She looked.at Ncal. "But how could you have been 'jp there?" "It's really quite roomy. And [hose ventilators on'the outside of t!:e trailer go into that upper compartment, not into the trailer." "But—but what's it for?" "I wondered that myself," Neal said. "You sec, 1 know something of car design. When I came back here to shave I spoiled something screwy, so I investigated." Mariha dropped wearily to the settee, rubbed a moist hand over her forehead. "I—I wish we'd never taken this job. It's all—" She stopped, looked helplessly at Neal. "I can't understand any of it!" He offered her a cigaret. "The best thing to do for the time being is calm down and'don't try to figure it." "But I can't trust you. Why were you hiding? Why didn't you meet Speddon as you'd promised? Then all this wouldn't have happened." Neal sat down beside her, looked squarely into her eyes. "See here, Martha Brittain. You've got • to trust me. You've got to believe that things might have been worse i£ I hadn't pulled my little stunt." "What do you mean?" "That's all I can tell you now,' Neal said. "But do you know why Betty didn't come back?" Neal shook his head. "I'm nol certain, if you don't accept Sloan's theory." "I don't," Mariha said quickly. ''Betty Haynes wouldn't do a thing like that." She stopped a moment. "Do you—are you really a friend of Speddon's?" "We've known each other for a considerable time." 9 t * "JVTARTHA'S head : was whirling with questions, but stfo S'aV\ that Ncal would not .give wha answers he knew. How far shoulc she trust him, she wondercS iven now attempting to throw hot 'ft the track. But what did Sped- don want wilh Betty? The laynes family was not wealthy, o she could not be held for sn> pprcciable kidnap ransom. The inly other alternalive filled Alpha's. heart wilh a cold fright. 'Will you go to San Francisco vith me to meet Betty?" she asked iutldenly. "Of course." Martha's heart leaped. If she could keep him wilh her, pretend o fall in with him, there might lilt bo a chance to get him inlc he hands of Hie police. Perhaps n the crowded Palace Hotel, when he found Betty's wire had been t hoax, she could have Gerry Nea) arrested. "I'm going lo get some rest," she said. "Then we'll start early in he morning." "You won't run away from j . Martha's jaw dropped. "Then. There was the possibility that h me?" "No." Neal smiled. "I really wouldn't. '. can help you. And you must believe me when I tell you thai his whole thing may be bigger nan you imagine. , A girl can'l buck it alone. And whether you realize it or not, you're in it up to your neck." He siavled for the door. "I'll be "at; the Del Monte. if you want to come by for me .here at 8 o'clock we can breakfast togelher." • • "The Del Monte? I— I thought •ou were br*ke." Gerry Neal grinned. "I wired for funds," he said. "See you in he morning." Then with a pltjs- anl "good . night" he left the trailer. Tired and befogged, • Martha wondered dully if he'd really be there. Perhaps she'd • blundered again, and he would rush on to San Francisco to warn Speddon that she; was on the trail. Who was Gerry Neal? How could lie slay at the Del Monte when he had sneaked away from his. landlady in San Diego and.goncjiitch- hiking on the highway? • : ' . It was too much for Martha-to solve that night... ,With a shudder she closed Ihe ceiling compartment in which Neal had .hidden. Orice closed it was almost impossible to detect without the aid of measurements. She recalled .'with chagrin how she had slept in the trailer at Santa Barbara— and wilh Gerry Neal all the while' in that compartment above! - She remcm- bered his slow, engaging grin, and his deep friendly eyes. Why did she want so -to trust him when everything about nis ac"tiQiis was against him?-' ! Was 'it because 'she needed help, so'badly,; ori because she ....•'•' : ' ' '••'•• Martha slept, wilh the question unanswered. . : (To Be Continued)Britain Lauded for Improving Farm Standard VANCOUVER. B. C. (UP)—The Erilish farm:r is better oil than Canadian and United Slates tarm- ers, Drau D. M. clemenl, of the faculty of agriculture at the University of Brllish Columbia, declared on his return from the World Agricultural Conference In Scotland. "Undsr Walter Elliot, British minister of agriculture, tanning in the Old Country prospars, and it is fell Hint ajriculliire is cntilled to as fair a relurn as Induslry," he said. "England gives first consideration to her home farmers. Ihen to Empire production-, 'Imports of most foreign larni products sr; controlled under (jUotns. • Dsnn Clpmsnt sai;l the English farmer is often a practical scientist, ar.d follows with interest developments nnd information re- sardinj scientific (arming. Pioneer "Hunting Pan'" Found in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK. Ark. (UP)—One of the few "hunting pans" still in use and a definition of it written more than 100 years, ago is in possession of a Sharp county family. In the h-.story of the county •vrillcn by Charles W. Shaver, the huntiivi pan is described as follows: "A hunting pirn '.vas a flat uten-! sll ft tfn, a {oot or more in diam-i cter and liming a handle five or) iron. | even i LONDON (UP)—The number of British broadcasting licenses has reached the new high record of 8,071,464. There was a net increase of 110,601 licenses during January and the increase during the past 12 months was 592,847. : Roac! CMitriLT nuvs Wnnt A.l» six feet lor.g.' This was of Hunters placed embers or burninj pieces of wood in the pan when hunting deer In boats up! and down the numerous streams, j "One of the number carried the i handle of the pan across his shoulder. Deer would come to Hi? cd?e of the stream to investigate thn red glow. The reflection of the fire in the animal's eyes would furnish nn excellent, mark for hunters." Fever. Diovvsiuess Are Earliest InfaiUile Paralysis Symplons OUR BOARDING HOUSE Announcements The Courier wows ijas. neen »u- inorlzed to announce the following candidates for BlythevUle municipal offices, to be elected on "vpjll 0: For Mayor MARION WILIiTAtiTS W. W. HOLLIPETER O. H. GREAR For Alderman, Fitsl Ward J. L. GUARD (full term) E.'P 1 . FEY (short term) JESSE WHITE (short term) For Alderman, Second Ward FLOYD A. WHITE JOHN C. McHANEY;; JR. For Alderman, Third Ward DAMON McLEOD ESTER LUNSFORD W. L. HORNEE , / With Major Hooplc (No. 175) ; sis because many cases occur KY DR. MORRIS FISIIREIX [among the rich as well as among Edilor, .Toimial nf the American = the noor. and among those enjoy- Jlfrtir.il Association, and of | ing "excellent sanitary conditions liygcia, the Health Magazine 'as well as Ihose living under poor In most cases infantile paraly-' ones. fls seems to begin, like other In-! When an infant lie paralysis victorious diseases, with some fever' tim is first examined, the symn- for three or four days and some > loms most likely to be apparent disturbance of digcslion. allcrlare fever, headache, vomiting.! which sudden paralysis appears. ' drow.iinc.-s, and irritability wlioni Often the onset of the disease is'disturbed. There inny be con»ev ( M> mild that it Is not recognized'lion of the thvo.it and a soofl deal! until paralysis begins. ;of sweating. " j Whenever a child shows any ( When the doctor makes his ex-, sii;n of illness during n period; nnilnatlon. he seeks parliculai ly when infantile paralysis is cpi- ; any sign of stiffness or Ihe baci: f dcuiic. therefore. It Is \visc to or of resistance lo movement of j make certain that the ailment Is' Ihe neck. These symptoms may I not infantile paralysis. At such indicate an inflammation of the times any child with a cold or fc- spinal card. ', vcr should Immediately be viven careful study by a physician. nt- rca- Thc doctor also inserts ;v ncwile Into the patient's back and withdraws fome of the spinal fluid .so lhat. h? may sludy it lo determine whether there are definite signs Infantile paralysis seldom tacks very small babies. The son probably Is that, during the; ni Inflammation. An increase in first year of life, a baby is not ^ lllr number ol cells in the spinal likely to be In contact wilh any-!l<n<l. 'or example. Is Mgirificiml one who has had (he clisca.st-. br'« r Inflammation, maybe it is because n mother; ' * * transmits .to the infant, a|. birth | Another sign lo which Hie tloc- cerlam amount of resistance! tor will pay special attention is against various Infections diseases, t tenderness, of the skin muscles, Perhaps a year or more is re-Sand joints. Such excessive Irrita- Qinred for this resistance to wear; bllity usually is associated with off so that thereafter tile child is'Inflammation of the nerve tools subject to Infection. j fll i llc frout ct , hc sp , nc | Living conditions do not. seem ! . . j lo be iinporlaul in connection wilh i HO .small are cairol seeds that! (he prevalence of Inranli'.i; pim ,i y . • 357,000 weigh only one pound, T70 YOLJ SEE WHAT T. SEE, OR IB IT THAT WHITE MULE? WHY, IT'S TH'" 'B1G-FL9A CIRCUS MAG MATE, OLD A LOT OP TH' BOV5 HAVE BEEM ITCMIMC3 TO SEE BEEU BUSY FORA LWiMa—THAT'S WHY HE HASU'T - r BEEM IN OUP, HAIR LATELY/ PERFORMING PLEAS, EH-2 X'LL BET, IF" TH'SHERlFP •SHOWED, UP, TH' BIG TH' CHECKED VEfjT WOULD MAKE A RECORD , ) ' 5 BOYS, I. CAM USE A COUPLE OF 'ERFORMEF© TO FILL CUT A .TROUPE OF- TU M BLE f*& -~— YOU OUcriMTA. BE IU <3OOD TRAIKJIWCi 'FPvOM HOP- OUT OF TH' PATH OF MY 51 STEP,- IM-LAW'5 MOP' 1

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