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" PAGE'Potiii ~- BLYTI1EVILLE '(AHK.) 1 COUIUEll NEWS MONDAY, APIW, 12, 1937 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, rUBblSHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W, HAINES. Advertising Manager SdE National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New V'ork, Chicago, Detroit, 6t Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afwrnoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office at Bl>lhcvllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1017. Served by the United Presa SUBSCRIPTION BATES B? carrier in the City of Blylhevllle, 15o per neec, or 65c pc v month. By mall ttllhin a radius of 50•miles, $3.00 per jear $150 for six months, 75o for three months; by mail in postal zones two'to six, '"'™$6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, per year, payable In advance. Justice Theie have been a number of brief items in the papers' recently reporting the paickming by Gov. Carl Bnilcy of poisons sentenced to the Pulaski county pnson farm for drunken driving It would be a mistake to conclude that, the action taken by the governor in those cases indicates that he favors lenient treatment for drunken drivers. But he docb apparently believe that when a man baa served scverM months, at haul labor he baa been adequately punished for an offense for which the customary punishment in Aikansas is A line of $100. To the man who is able to pay it a fine of §100 is scarcely sufficient, punishment for driving an automobile while intoxicated. Certainly nt least it is a mild penalty compared to that imposed upon the man who, unable to pay the $100 and attendant court costs, must work it out on a penal farm at the rate of ?1 per day. We do not believe, in leniency toward those who endanger the lives of others by driving while drunk, but we agree with Governor Bailey {hat if a line of §100 is sufficient punishment for of- fendeis \\lio can pay it, then three months on the farm is altogether adequate for those who haven't the money to pav ofl. ,„ Dollars Outrank Lives ... in of War. .' •'"V^fow 'hat we have got through observing 'lie 20th anniversary of America's entrance into the'World War, it might be sensible to re-examine the •\vhole question' of the things which happen to a democracy in wartime, Wai 15 a hard, grim business. When )ou btait it you have to go ahead and vvin at anv price. And one of the fust puces that must be paid in the /suspension of the ordinary rules of domociacj for the duration of the war. Nothing, for instance, could be less demociatic than a universal conscription la\\ If a citizen can be dragged fiom his home, forced into the army, and compelled to travel to foreign soil and fight and die in a war which he believes timvise or unjust, he i.s to all intents and purposes under a dictatorship. Hitler, Mussolini, or Stalin could do no more to him that that. Yet that is simply part of the price of war. We did it in 1917, and we shall undoubtedly do something similar in the next war. The price of preserving democracy in wartime, in regard to military service, might very well be defeat. When you go into a war you go in to win, regardless. That would not be so bad, if it bore equally on everyone. But the men who served in the army in our last war discovered, when they came out, that the dictatorship had not rested with equal weight on everyone. They learned that some people had made a fine thing out' of the war; that something like 22,000 new millionaires had been created; that great industrialists, far from being conscripted by the government, had enjoyed fat profits; that the government, instead of seizing , those profits to pay the cost of the "war, had gone into debt to the tune of some 30 billions. And so people began to wonder why a democracy ut war should make such a sharp -distinction between personal rights mid property rights. They began to wonder'why, if a government has the right to make a citizen give up his life, it does not also have the right to make him give tip his property. Out of all this lias grown the current agitation to "take the profits out of war," to "draft industry," and so on. Congress is now struggling with bills dcsfgncd, to do precisely those things; and Congress is discovering that the job isn't so simple as it looks. For here, ngiiin, there i.s the fact that winning the war must be the first consideration. ( You might, just possibly, create the infinitely complicated machinery to make war profitlqss; if it worked, Hie production 'of ships, shells, oil, iron ore, guns, clothing, ;ind otlicr essentials would-almost certainly be so greatly delayed that you would lose the war. Now it is rather important for us to understand all this in advance; to understand that the inequities and glaring Injustices of wartime can't be eliminated no matter how hard we try. If we go to war again, men will be treated in one way and dollars will be treated in another; imd we might as well make, up, our.- minds, to ; it—for that's the" Way'wars are.' And if we Klo appreciate that fact, we may be able to muster the good sense to stay on the sidelines the next time a war comes along. SIDE GLANCES By George ClaA Ij fR y\l LER ADVENT I feel confident another 10 years could be added to life expectancy, entirely aside from the possibility of discovering an effective prcventa- tive for cancer or major heart diseases. —Dr. Tlionuu Parran, surgeon general, United States Public Health Service. * * , * An Increase in the number ot justices ot the supreme court would not promote the efficiency ( of the court. —Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes. * * • If American working men are wrong, they can be taught the right way without writing the lesson in tlood. —Gov, Frank Murphy, Michigan. COP'R IWUYWIA SERVICE. INC. T.M. BEG. U. S. tM.Qff- "May Gregory come nut and dig for worms?" ARE THE MOST • ANq> 1 A PAIR. OF BIRDS REPRESENTING- AN UNKNOWN SPECIES, THE CONGO PEACOCK, WA?< "D/SCOVEKED" IN A BELGIAN MUSEUM, THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AFTER. THEY WERE MOUNTED AND PLACED THERE:/ UNTIL EECENTLV; THEY WERE THOUGHT TO BE "COMMON PEAFOWL.'' EXIST IN THE: ATMOSPHERE: JUST AS THEY DO IN THE. OOEX":A<y THEY SEEM TO FOLLOW THE HOWEVER., INSTEAD OF THE /V7OO/V. By Nard Jones © 1937, NEA Service, Inc. m-:ni\ iiuiii: 'TODAY lifli IIKITV IIAVXKS ilrorn from Hie Loner Ili'iu-li uuto ••mull tviih JA(;K srr:iinu> nnd fiillc-d lo return, .MAU'l'IIA 11UIT- T.MN" flrnt litrnril lo nullce. Hul Iliej «•<>«• Illit- In-Ill. S,> wlicn -i(»rlnu«, liiinilxume <! I! H II Y •Alj rcjlli|ie:irril oil ttir HCt-nc lliinhn Icnnrd on lilin tar licl|i. Anil klie fell In lovo Mill, him. .Vtlll hrlnfil Murlhn Ktnri-h for IH-llj mi,! -hl» friend" Siirddun In Him Krnru-Iscc? mill fnrllK-r nurfli htit \vllltout rcttuHH. And y Mnrlliu ilccluril Mini nlie run** nut lei Jicr love Interfere ivllh her heltcr JuilKinenl, no nho lirid Xi-lll iirrvxffll, uluirulilK dim vltli lirlii K Involve.! lu the illi- iiiil'niriiiire of llelly. Tli m »!ie »|ifil norlli, only In find Hint .Spi-Uilun Tind lofl Ihc fttnln lint Hint mi *voimiii \\nx with Mm. Arriving In I'ortlnnil, >lnr- 11m rerrlveil n strange note from Ill-lly, ri-riTrlii^r to n "Ciznik In KejiltJi'." At iiollec lielljriunrterff, Jlnrlljii fellK lier .story n^nln nnd oMIi-LTK htiy (hey Tiflfcvc Slu-dilon enrrrlntf iH'i* tilon^ "/c-jr Milfely," Tlic-n tltvy ndcl, "it Uctly \vrolc Ililn null- tram ICurekn null ulilii't thu horder Mlic'* pruli.-iljly Ijcen ivltli tk-red. NOW tJO O\ A\ r M'lI 'I'll II CHAPTER XVII 'iVTARTHA leaped up, her hand 1 ' J - lo her throat. "Belly murdered? Oh, no ... no!" Marshall, alarmed nt the results ot his tactlessness, hurried around his desk to comfort her. "Now. now. That's just a theory. But this Ciznik is bad medicine." Ho pushed her gently down into the chair again. "Pull yourself together. We'll get right after this." "But what can I do?" Martha pleaded. "This is all my fault, and I — I've got to do something." Marshall smiled. "There's not a thing in Ihc world for you to do.. Miss Briltnin. Jusl leave everything to us." "There's something else I want to tell you," she said slowly. "I — I didn't mention it before." "I sec ..." He looked at her curiously. "What is it?" "Have you heard of a man called — called Gerry Neal?" "NealV Gerry Neal?'' Marshall's red forehead wrinkled. "No What about him?" "We saw him first in Sa;i Diegi — just before v:e left with tin trailer. He was Irying to get int our apartment, but he said h lived in the apartment above am had made a mistake. Later w met him on the road r.nd pickei him up . . ." "Go ahead," Marshall said. Hesitantly, Martha complied telling how Neal had hid himse! in the trailer, turned up later a Monterey, and how he ha claimed lo be an acquaintance o Speddon's. "Why, I— I didn't—" "Okay," Marshall interrupts "I got it. Pretty smooth appl eh? Sort of took you over tl hurdles." ; ' Heedless of'--Ma>tha crimson flush, he grabbed up tl iclcnhone in a ham-like pav "You say you had him jugged al Eureka?" "Y-ycs." * * * TpOfiGETTlNG her, Marshall got long-distance, was connected with the Eureka police, .'ifter a short wait, he barked Inlo Ihc telephone. "This 1 Is'Marshall nt Porl- land. Yeah. . . . You got a Gerry Neal down there?" There was a long pause while Marshall lis- lencd attentively. Then: "I sei!,' he said slowly. "Thanks n lot." He banged the receiver noisily. "They sprung him out. Didn't have anything on him except l)iat he was annoying you and carrying u revolver without a.permit By now he could be on his way to China." He looked at Marlha "I got a hunch you're relieved But that's neither here nor there We'll get going on this. You ge some resl." "But I can't just stand by while Betty—" Her voice choked inlo lence. "I'm going to Seattle." "Why?" . ' Martha's eyes narrowed grimly! '11 tell you why. I want to find neddon. And I'in going to'find m U it's the last thing I over o!" , • .. : •:. self in circumstances beyond her control, she could never avoid 11. She was up early, before any ot Ihe other occupants of the Rose Jily Trailer Haven were slirrini,'. At firsl she had expected to hear from Sloss, but remembered thai liis messages would be at some o( Ihc smaller towns south of lier— where she had failed (o slop. She knew that in Seallle she would be likely to hear Irom him again, and this time, no doubt there would be no check for salary or expenses. Certainly she had to admit that, except for her brief time in San Francises and Oakland, her work for the Airspeed Trailer Company had turned cut to be a colossal failure. From Portland lo Seattle is a relatively easy jaunt by automobile, but to Martha it seemed a tremendous distance. Although she drove as swiftly as she dared vith safety, the mile", dragged by endlessly. To her it was years jcfore she ; reached the looming .umber town of Longvicw, crccpcd [hrbugh the traffic of Kclso. Even when she had passed the stale capital - of Olympia, skirled the ihnvlng factories of Tacoma's tidc-lials, and knew that Seattle was only an hour away, it seemed to her that she would.never reach : Hie place. But the wide, four-car highway was helpful, and at last Marlha and her oulfit were roll- Ing up Second avenue, heading for the Denny regrade district where Stoss had indicated she would find Ihe Yukon Parking Block. And there, as she had anliei- patcri, Ihc atlendant handed her an airmail 1-it'cr from San Diego. It was from Sloss—and there was . no check allnched. The Idler il- Thal'sjself. was brief: "This is to notify You'rc^you Ihal, due lo your total disre- scrv- yoursclc and Miss Ilayn will no longer be required. A rcp- rcscntalive, identified by a letter from me, will call on you at the Yukon Parking Block and you will immediately turn over tiic equipment to him." Martha received 'the news al- Indeed. she Ihc visit of Marshall -laughed. "Yi-,u a'iri't ot much of a chance to find him, Iss Brllfaih. And if you do find im it probably will be the last hirig you ever do." "But I'm going to try." . .. "All right,". Marshall :shru(;gcd. Better check'.in with .the;• police p there. 'You might be needed." Marlha hesitated. '"This Ciinik .'ho's apparently the ring-leader , r hat does he do?" ' .' "Johnny Ciznik? The Lord oni> nows what it is now^ vhat I'd like to find out. „__ , lable to find Johnny Ciznik doing I gard of my inslruclions, the sen nything—so long as It's not on | ices of yourself and Miss Ilayn he up and 'up." "And—and Neal is in wilh him, oo?" A curious expression came over ;IarshaU's face. "Well," he said, 'what do you think?" VTARTHA'S spirit. would have siarlcd her toward Seattle at once. But sheer physical weariness dictated that she should sleep —sleep despite her fears for Bct- her terrible feeling of the I'.opelessness of her task. She had fold Marshall that she intended to find Spcddon. But how—how in a city ot 350,000 souls would she find a man who wanted above everything else nol to be found? Yet, gloriously. Martha intended to try. She would have been happier in' her sleep thai night if she had known lhat.. from the'mornen.t she had driven out of San Diego, ii was planned ' that she jyoujil meet Speddon in Seattle—that',"so certainly had she.enmeshed her- most wilh relief, looked forward to Sloss' representative—and she had not long to wail. She. had ifo sooner finished a hurried lunch in tho trailer's galley than, looking from Ihe window, she saw a thin, mustached individi>?l walking toward Ihe outfit. She opened the trailer door expectantly—and suddenly recognized that the man was Jack Speddoh! The mustache and cap failed lo conceal the scrawny features she remembered too well. Desperately Marttya leaped to the ground, clutched Spcddon's arm, and opened -her mouth to scream-, for assistance. -.>••'• (To Be Continued) «Hi;VtSScl IM. X HEROES ACE 'cars ago an American natnralisl took a strange feather from the iat of an African native, but only recently did he discover the pccics of bird to which the feather belonged., .and then the find 'as made In a little-used corridor of a Belgian museum, the llusee du Jongo Beige. Thus, the bird which had borne the label of the common peafowl" for 35 years, was found to bo the long-sought ;ongo Peacock. NKXT: Is Ihe shy darker on Ihc oulsidc or inside of n rainbow? monia, if opportunity or time is not availnbls for using the typing test, nhyiicians sometimes i;sc the typ3 1 anti-pneumonia serum, b2- cause of the high percenlage of infections of this type. Record Shows Susan Anthony Voted in 1870 j BUFFALO, N. Y. (UP)—The story of a woman who voted half 1 century before any other waimn -anti was arrested for it—has been uncnriliccl in the old U. S. District Court h2re. The story was lol-J in a hand- vriUon document marked "Exhibit B i:i th= cas2 of tfcc United States ; :s Susan B. Anthony." It was part of the transcript of the trial of Susan Anthony, pioneer si.ilragin, held at Canandai- !ua. N. Y.. June 17, 1873. Present 31 th3 trial was Millard Fillmora. later President of the United States. Miss Anthony, according to t.r.2 tc:timony of W. W. James, inspsc- !or in a Rochester, N. Y., election district, entered the voting booth on election day, 1870. "She came In," Jonos testified, "and asked if this was the place to register. We said it. was,- and she claimed the right to vole as a citiv.en under the Fifteenth amendment. She svas -challenged by sav- sraV persons, but voted anyway." A verdict of guilty on the charge of "voting without having a lawful right" ivas directed against Miss Anthony by the court. She was remanded to jail -xticn she refused to give bail. Her attorney, however, later posted ball, but the record did not show whether Miss Anthony was ever returned. to prison. Widow Brings $18,000 Action Against Self MERCER, Pa. CUP)—Citing an 18-year-old, apparently forgotten contract. Mrs. Minnie Slocum Mc- Miilcn brought suit against herself In an action court officials said was without precedent [or nearly 150 years. Mrs. McMillen wanted $18,030 from herself by virtue of the signed article which she declared was made by her late husband. Addison C. McMillen. six days before they were married in 1013, stipulating that he would pay h2r $1,000 annually if she married hiin. They were married, Mrs. McMillen contended, and lived together for 18 years, but she never received a cent according to the contract. In his will, the court discovered, McMillen named bis wife admin- istratrix, with herself and Ihcir three children as heir.s. The court learned also that a prcluninary estimate of his estate was placed at 35,500. "Harlem Mayor" Chosen CLEVELAND (UP) — James L. Owens, operator of a night club, has been chosen "honorary mayor" of Cleveland's Harlem. His duties will bn lo act as official grecter of visitors to the city's negro district. Dread Piiueinoina Is Most Common, Fatal of All Acute Infectious R) DK. MOItniS FISIIBE1X , ."ililor, Journal of the Amoriraf Mcrllcnl Association, anil ot lljgcia, the Health Magazine Pneumonia is thought gencralls .0 be one disease. Actually, how,- sver. the term embraces a grouf :>[ diseases due lo different causes out all having as their main symptom inflammation of the lung tis- Ttic most common cause ol pneumonia is n germ called ihc piicumococcus, but the disease 111,15 also be caused by various sirep- tococci and by other organisms, including even "the typhoid germ. One form of pneumonia wa: called by Sir William Oslrr the "friend of the aged." because it =o frequently is th(r- final disease in oh! people. _ _ Today pneumonia is the m<v=t common and fatal of all acute ... fcclions. The [igurcs available arc not altogether accurate, since the many varieties Of pneumonu aic riot distinguished suitably in c'Mtl reports. Indeed, it decs not scf possible lo say whether pneumonia is increasing or declining. Yet (lit condition is so prominent i campaigns against pneumonia r.uv are being undertaken In man- stales, nnd the problem is br' given special considcraliou !>•, United States Public Health 's; ice. • * • About 127 of every 100.1)09 iv- in Hie United BUiles die ud\ of pneumonia. The disease aU OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hoople \orc men than ivomin. and at all gc.s. being more dangerous, r.ou'- vcr to the younj and the old. One of the most, significant acts about pneumonia Is the '.viclj arlety of pncuniococcus germs Many dilferent- types of the germ ire recogni22d. Tho incidence of hcsc germs differs in various por- ions of the United States. It is jclievcd that types 1 and 2 cai:se xbout 65 per c2nt of ths pr.tni- nonia in the United States; typ3 1 causes a lesser percentage and ihc group Known as type 1 has it:elf been subdivided into 20 different types. The recognition o! these tyucs i-: | important becans; successful \;-c cl 1 special pneumonia scrums ct;,mr.ii on definite identification ot ,.112 cind of germ involved. Such l:!?n- Uficatlon is m.iSe by a new th-t ,-alled the Newfclr! typing m;tlnl A-htch may bo informed without too much difficulty in any suiubl: laboratory. In tills test, a small amount- of sputum from tl;e in- 'ccted person is placed on a gb<., ltde and brought into contact with crum from n rabbit which has b:cu minimized against organisms of a :pec!flc type. If the infection with ineumococcl Is of Ihe sam? t\p:, •he capsule of Ihc germs will be»mc swollen. Laboratories which •mdcrtake this kind of work have available social rabbit serums for noting llic.^ U^ts. ^ . in ninny severe cases of pneii- 1 (3LIES5 TH' HOOPLE BLOOI? ie-THICKER THAM 0 LIQUID CiOLD-—X GOT TO TWIKJKIM6 LA'JT M16MT THAT TH' BROTHERLY Tt-UMti TO "DO WOULO BE TO TAKE YOU ;M AS PART ME P.—-OR -SELL, VOL) TH' WHOLE • CABOODLE - APTGP. ALL, X'VE MAPE A MEAT LITTLE PILE-----AMU TW' CIP.CU^ WOULD FIT YOU LIKE A CHAIR EGAP.' YOU MEAM YOU'D f "REALLY SELL ME CIRCUS? HMF-P--"BY 3OV& .' VVITI-I rV>V EXPERIENCE AS THE WORLpfe- 6REATEST LIOM-TAMER, WITH V.T. BAP,MU,v\, X COULT? 1 6P,GAkllZE A."FLEET OF "FLEA TOWN AMD VILLA<3E~~HAR-K WUWF-F- / HOOPLE WOULD ao pOWKJ THE OP CIRCUS HISTORY HAMD IM SAT?/ X WOULP "&£. cip,cue> THIS OUT ^0*2. TEETH' IM HORSE, MAOOF, k

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