The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 27, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 27, 1939
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K. (AHtf.) COURIER 5rvYTIJBVIW>E COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS pO- "p, W, HAINES, Publisher 3. GRAHAM gUDBURY, Editor F. N9JIRIS, Advertising Manager "Sole _ Arkansas Dallies, "Jnc,, New Ygrk, Cr.|lpago,' tro!t,' - sf Louis, Dallas, Kanspis G|ty, /Memphis. Published Every Aflernoon ExcppJ, Entered. BS second class matter' nt the post- office, qt gjvUiepiitc Ariisjiuias, under act of <?oti- trcss, October 9, I8i7 ' geryed (jy flip United Pfess. sun SCRIPT: oiT RATES By carrier In the City of Blyl)ipvllle, 15c per week, or 65q p^r month. By mall, within a "radius of 50 miles. $3.00 licr year, $1.§9 for six 'months, V6c lor three months, {)>• irjaii ip postal zones two to six ficius'lve, f«60 per year; in zones seven and ofijht per. payable in advance. Far-ing //'< Of War Track vic(i|)s rmiy just MS well liu prepare/I to face the diet Unit there wil) U)'ptmb|y be. n\o\-c jncidcnls similnr lo tlje Gci'fiuit) ji)tej'ce))lion of the U. K. jfoyerijjiieiit-QvvnecJ S. S. City of l-'linl. This is a. war, |io matter hoyv yon look at 51. A/)rt war is never, <|iiile us polite as a rjiijel game of hiickgiimmoii. Distinctive features of lljo City of Flint case ;u'B Uint the sU'fimur is I he first U. S. ship lo be detained by Cei- Diajiy, HJ|d the ship and cargo are Hie first under (he American fliif{ to lie waylaid by Germany. The (jout's cargo vras nol the first Aniericatj cargo taken during the present engagement. For carrying alleged contraband, Englnnd has ntrendy seized tlic poiUcuts of several American vessels since, the wiir Jjegaii. SQ K'Cl'e i?> no reasnn to becoiue unduly alarmed. There is snjall )i)tclil|Dq(l that any of the crew on the City of Flint jvas harmed, ajthpugh l))c Aniori- can seninen may probably be hold temporarily. Tlip vessel was not sjei)}. to the. bottom of the sea.* American lives were not lost. Argument oyor l])p (jclp))ljpn revolves chiefly around tjio naj.iirc of lliu vessel's cargo. Was it carrying absolute contraband or conditional contraband? Absolute contraband comprises such commodities as arc specifically cjassified under Ijip terms of international law. Conditional ,ui)ilrabimd includes goods listed by individual belligerents ami no! necessarily synonymous wjth, those on tljc interniilional ban. The City of Flint. Wf'is reportedly carrying fcaclprg, wax, KRlld 'iml oUior goods not classiiicd ;is absolijfc contraband. Some of thp ship's cargi) w;js on the conditional contraband list published by Germany. And most of tbo items mentioned in the conditional lists becopip abspjqtc cof).t)vil)aj|rj if,j»jlo|)fljR,t) directly for th.e armed forces of u belligerent. All of this is pretty confusing, cvei) if it might be assumed tljat JnlpniH- tioiial law is lo )>e adhered Iq strictly. T|ie facf, is, international hnv is still it theoretical code of ethics, and one Hint is obeyed by belligerents only when it is coiiyeiiiinit to do so. The incident, whatever its final outcome, is almost certain 'to have s.omc bearing on the neutrality debate now before Congress. What if th.e vessel HAD been sunk? What if America")! seamen J1AD been Killed? Jl is time to jiccidc now \yhal Ajiior- ica's policy on thp high sefis «'il) be during the war. It limy not bo long before there fs' anoHier "incident," inore serious Uian the Cjist of the City of ' •c on Thajr W<\y The lii'.sl ol' wli;il ivill |>ro))ii)>ly l»o a IOIIK li.ue Ql" British lecturers are ;il- roiidy jn this country. AJfvei) Dull' Coojipr, former |ir«l lor<j of the (i(li)iir- itjty, hns just ;irrived, and Lord Marley, dpiiyly sjicakc) 1 ol' tjjp House uf Lords, is in the inkjiijc of u cwss-pon- lijicii.t speaking lou>'. Tile winter crop of visjlor.s will be more impressive thiii) any this coiuiti'.v lijis fctetl xiut'c' the fliiys liefore 1PI7. Their inisKiuns wjl! lie Ijcncficonfly to (jxplain thu elcmejiU o)' the war io America. The Stale Departinenl has alriwly Ijeen' askeit to rc(|i)iru rcgislra- lif))i of Ihe I()'ili,s)i spciikera on the £!'0tfi|ds tlijiL they.are openly disKemi- iiiiliiiB jirnpajfiiixlji.' lieniuso of tlioir pi))inencc, limvevor, they limy he excused from this (ccljnicalily. The eiti/.ons oi' HIJ'H . coiinlry may as well treat tin; visitors cordially. They may as well buy their tickets, hu cuur- ipously attentive—aiu) tliei) weigh carei'tilly' the speakers' remnrkK and prejudices before leaping to nny de- , GiiiiN are blusl.jiig in Amoricii th<;.se days as H[palthy men in outlandish costumes plod through, woods and fields and wade into mjK'shiis. 't'hpre is no \ii\v ;n this country, e.xce])t the ijniiuii) \vai- on ducks and rabbits, and .squirrel aii<| deer which tlio huijlei'i; (lop't really bate but just Jjjje to kill ant) pal. The ducks and rjibhitfj liayc no Miigi- not Line nor West Wall. Their best defense is to run or fly like blazes— until someone gets hurt or killed. Proper precautions ii) the handling of firearms can materially reduce the annual slaughter of lumlers. There's an open season on men in Bnronc this fall. If hunters must shoot pici) instp:)d of game, they'll be belter off along the VVostern Front. $0 THEY SAY lierr Ilillcr is now In 11 vpry difficult rinsi- IJQi). for UiiRslji may be counted on nhvnys to Inko action in the interests pf Jliissin mill of iin nlliw nation.—Lord AJarlcy, flepiily spe.'ikcr, Brills)! House of Lpr<ls. . * * t 'Mic Urillsh prapneiuuln Is smoclli. It is over l|>n dinner fable untl cjird lnb|«. It's slicK.— Senator Rush Ijoll (Pen)., \V. V.o.). *•*!•. All government ought lo tic helping industry to its frcl. Ii) fuel, II even almost might, (o err in (hat direction.—Atty.-Gcn. Frank Murphy. * * * Wherever fii)l liberty )5 lell lo NIC evangelistic i)oi.'li>J>e, Christian sentiment will pc'ncjrnlc lint oitly the souls of the citizens, but also (lie munt- folrl diverse activities of public lil'c;—pope Plus XII. * • • A rcasuiiulile (nx burden is un Impnitanl part of sound socii)[ welfare planning.—John c;. Gcb- hiirt, director, National Economy Leslie. * * * The average girl |r> dull. She h»s irpd noth- li>3. S|>e js not interested in politics, religion, news of the day, Intelligent, conversation. She talks nbout clothes, the races, part ics.—Lew Ayrcs, fifin actor. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, J(WO SIDE GIANCES » SjfRlAL STORY BY JERRY BRONPFIELD,, m. KEA "Merc's iiuolher Icllcr from old in;in Tnnin-'s kid vviih u 0 on if—(lie hoy nuisl've t>ol in \villi t) prclly r ils [ • crowd ;il college." THIS CURIOUS WORLD f}y Ferguson lC. SEEpS QF /\ £OUr{-| AMERICAN PALM AEE SO HAPac, ThlATv THEY ARE CAPJVEO IKJTO aL»TTONS? ANd SOLD THE WOFSUO OVEFS., VliSTCIIIMVt lHII^C U.-JIIff. f«/ll l>'rlillt vk'fur), . III!' \'HI1- HTl> Dan J''.(lfr, Kcllli , n (i iiiucidi^ltl ftlrifll, HI-M JUT. Sin* liJUk:* up, Wclibrr »tnrl»B «t b". ClIAPTCIi XV TOAN'S hands sliti Twin Keith's slioiildcvs. Something felt mixed up inside her. "What's llyj matter?" Keith asked, oblivious lo what she liad seen. "Walliinif. l(— il's lou tool out hore. Lei's go in." 'I'hey iirrivod just in time to dunce lo "Stardust." "And it'll be justifiable ijomi- cidc if anyone Irira lo cul in," Kcilh growled oniinrjurly, "Even if lie's some rich ahinnuis who's lliinkinK ot Eciidiny us some new furniture, or something. Not a jui'.v in (he world would convict me." They danced pnsl the serving laliie ant! slopped for some punch. "Hi, Alkalis;!!;/' cried Toniniy Peters, barging, up for a glassful himself. "Hi, squirt," Joan replied (is Iliey swung Lack onto tiie floor. "Mice job of cheer-leading you Uiincd in today. \Vas hoping you'd break your neck on that Jasi toiiflirlnivu but you didn't quite make it." A midd'.e-.igcd ahnr.ims lupiiccl Tommy on dm shoulder. "Did you mean by that, Dial she was from Arkansas?" "Sure. Johnson's lier name. Joan Johns.oij. Why?" "O]i, nothing. I just happened lo have spent a few yeai's teach- in? <]own ilierc a short while back. Wliat's her father do?" "tie's a hardware dealer, or something lilie, hack oast." "Oh, hardware. Thmighl maybe she might bo. — " "Naw," Tommy inlcrrnplcd. "I thought so, loo, Tor awhile, but she doesn't have a single relative oul there." A few minutes later Joan bumped squarely into Ban. "Oh, it's you a«,ii'[i." Khe looked him full in the- face. "Hope you enjoyed what you were looking at outside." She was sorry immwlialcly that Khc allowed the words l» escape.' Sim could .see him growing red. The faint Mush started at iiis neck and spread upward. She would have known what he was thinking even if he hadn't said a word. 'Sure. Enjoyed it immensely." His voice was bitter and shot Hu-ough with anger. ."But I don't like your nasty litllc implication," lie actdwt "Don'l nailer yourself for an instant, thinking I'd want to toy un you. I'm not concerned in the slightest over what you do." "I'm sorry you said that. You're liable (o change your mind some day and PU be just ineaii enough (o remind you of thjs." He shook l|is head slowly, with meaning. "I dofi't (l/infi I'll be changing my mind. That'jnuch I'm sure of." t * • T)AN WEBBER had a liarcl time dropping o(T (o sleep (.hat night. His kxee throbbed from a vicious tackle lie had made that afternoon but he knew (hat wasn't the reason. The reason was Joan Johnson. lie wondered if she could be right. If he would change his mind. On the other band he was glad he had made the commitment. Maybe he wouldn't find her in bis thoughts so much from jiovv on. Funny thing, the way she had grown on him. Better gel her oul ot hjs mind completely though. Joan Johnson. Just another name for glamor. Sure, thai was it. Just glamor. ,JIo tried to rationalize his feelings but it didn't work. Kcilh Rhodes' type, strictly. Kven if ho tried to compete wilh Keilh . . . but wait a minute, he wasn't supposed to think aboul that. Still, it was natural for Joan to be attracted lo Keilh. He was (lie Iwy with !|ie drums, ait right. Handsome. Almost pretty. And lie sure looked good on a wide end sweep. Sure ho looked good. But hell, who wouldn't, when Dan was out there knocking down ends and tackles all over llie lot. Just a blockcr. But a helluva good one, he told himself. He finally drifted off lo sleep bul all niglil in his dreams lie was running interference for Keith Rhodes. Blocking, b ] o c k i rig, blocking. He could feel every Vicious, bruising contact. And the game seemed to go on for hours. Keith cut history again the following Monday. Dan looked at .loan when she said hello but he didn't glance Jicr way again during (ho entire hour. He kept, busy, taking notes in (l)at ijcal, precise manner of his. Occasionally he'd slare out thp \yindow. Jo.'in got up from her scat quickly when the hell rang, and hun- ried out of the room. Only then did Dan shift his gaze, bis eyes following her as she left. Cutting across campus toward the library, Joan spied, "a famjliar figure a couple of hundred yards down the walk. It was Keith, headed for his business organization class. came up. She wailed until he "So you fmally piado it," :;Ii3 (reserved. ".Personally,'I don'l see why you scheduled anything earlier than 11 o'clopk in the first place." He grinned. "Had lo malic this one. I feel one of those 10-minutc quizzes coming on and 1'ye missed loo many of 'cm lately. And £or once, I'm ready for it." She sniffed. "I doubt it, but happy landings, anyway." And then siujdetily remembering something. "Oh, by the way . . . our sociology class will betaking a field trip one of these fine days. How about using your car?" "Sure ... if you leave tho tank full of gas," he compromised. * * i HK girls were lounging around, listening to (he radio after dinner that night when :m announcement was made that maije them all sit right up in their chairs. Dan Webber had heei\ hurt i;i practice. Had broken a small rjc in his hand. Nothing very serious bul in all proba]>ilily b s ' ( i be kepi out of the puquesne game (hat week-end. Joan stared hard at the loudspeaker as the news was being broadcast. Marianne noticed Ihe intensity of her expression and looked at Joan strangely. "Gee, that's lough," Bonnie Harris said. "Thai might make all the difference in the world." "It probably will as far as Keilli is concerned," Klaine muttered. "Why do you persist in giving Webber so much credit for Kcitd's success? 1 ' Joan asked. "I imagine Dan's pretty valuable to (he team or he wouldn't be playing, but 1 guess Kdlh'll get aloiig without liim." Klaine shrugged. "You might understand it some day when you know a lillle inoro nboul footbail. You've got to remember my brother played for Tech a few years back and he's made me football conscious." ''Say, Joan," Marianne piped in. "Why don't you call up Keith atid get the low-down firsthand. About Dan, I mean. Keilh'd know, wouldn't he? Go 'head and call." Joan balked at first, thought about it a while and changed her mind. .She called the Gamma house but Keith was out. Wouldn't be back until 10. "Is Tommy Peters there?" she asked. Tommy w,is oul, ioo. Would anyone else do? . •, . She thought.for a fcv.'-,7C"onc!.T before answering. Tiacvi: "Yes—let me talk lo Dan \. -li- ber if he's in." (To Me Coni'iucfl) . OUR SD-CA!_LEC> I FUNNV-BONJE " IS AT THE LOWER- END OF THE BONE KNOWN AS THE ANSWER:"The' domestic bull,''bemuse of the surprise- of his attacks. The most gentle farm bulls have been known to co berserk without warning. " NEXT:, Is corn sn OliS Worjd product? Mind Your Manners j Test our knowlodur nl nurccl ; .social usage by aiiswrrmj thp lol- j lowing questions. Ihcii <:hcckin<; ngninst the nuthoritulivc au-.wcrs bcl:w: • 1. If you arc ridint! on a bus or ptrect car. is it good manners to stretch out so that jour f«i ;nc in (lip aisle? No man moves to give her a seal. I Would yon— I la) Give her the seal yon" arc! o:cupying'> | ib) Consider llwl it is n;t your place to sec that she is seated? Answers 1. No. ' 'i. Yea. Don'l make liim pusl! past you. 3. Vcs. 1. Yes. 5. Ho. Best "What Would You Do" solution-la). live and prices voiiliniicrl to now | "I a nialndy Iciunvn as Inigililns. low levels. i pEsiujii—brittle bones. (f I'm: -Years Ago | Johnny will crumple lo the Nashville. Tenn.~ Sciwlo;- ilney | f m ", mi il1 lho kllst Loni; iind hi7 L. S, U. loQl'bjili e.\- ' ' breaks occur only in Ms lejjs. His sixteenth mishap occurred \vlicii he fell oft a chair and twisted Ihe leg. Usually, he just, trips. Once, a pcdition of 5.0DO l,. S. U. students and supporters, in .six s'pccini trains, landed in Nashville with :i - , whoop ai.'iQ a.m. toiiay. The sto'rniy I'hi.vmale kicked him in the shins. Louisiana senator made loans' of ! J|C was '" " casl ' for weeks then. $7 to several hundred students so Specialist.-; say there is a slight irip. 2. If you aic silling nt'.vt M llu- aisle, should you \\\:\c over to llie •vitulow if another person want,' to sit Ijrsidi! you? ;). filimiirl you smile ivlinn yon say "TlwiA you" lo Hie person \vlic gives you a seal.' 1 •1. If you haven't, (lie exact, fit re- ready, should you slaiid back ami let others outer the bus first,? 5. Should you read n ncTOpnpsr over another's shoulder? What w:ul:l you ik> if— You arc a woman, and a woman leaning en a cane gets on the 1ms. Down Memory Lane that they niight make the Oiip Year ACT H, R. Bisn'op. fl.|. ino of the fny.' yallaiil heroes loft Horn that bloody conflict, between the states, died at the Blvtbeyille hospital this morning. "Please bury nia in my uniform." lie often said, nnrt this wish will be carried out. Mr. Bishop came lo Mississippi ciupty nearly sixty years ago. chance thai the l:oy will outgrow ' (l>fi Hi<;nn>:ri fmm mlii^li li« Inn- t)UT OUR WAY By J. Ii Williams OUR BOAKDING HOUSE wilh Major Hoopla 10 Vcnrs A^o J. T. Strvrns, «3, (lied at his home in Dell .Saturday night loi- I'-winc a year's illness. He !•; survived by u\-o .son. 1 ;. C. S. ,'ilevcns of this cily ami .j. M. Stevens ot Dell and our- daughter, Mrs. S. A. Ram';ry nl Drew. Miss. Ncv: Voik- liiink support rushctj to the nitj o! the stock market, early this altcrnoon pr.vcd to lie ineffcc- Boy Breaks Leg Again—- 16th Fraclurc for Him CJHEEN KAY. \Vis. (UP)—.Johnny UcWitl. 11, want. 1 ! lo be a cow- t ln y. but hi.s cbances arc not. very i;ood. ITc is in the hcspilnl for the lUth lime with ii broken leg. riivfifians say be l.s llie victim 1HIS 1 HtftR ABCDT YOU '<? :i-:o iMroV WR5JSTL1M6 /'' AAAVCIJ BY YOUS ' CROM1E& AT THE CLUB? M&S THIMG you CALL A BRAH-l ^"^ YlEUUHD TO tJUSI AFTEF? THESE Vt'AR'S? VOL) lA^U!!DU?blAMD W\Y . ' WTO REALfA OT- PUVfilCAL ; r w/ AN BAl.OWt-Y FOOLS ABOUT <rj Of HIS I AS MUCH ATHE RETURlt AS Tilt ~" THE OLO BOY MAY of- OP UMADUI ii.'RCCTED BY SUPERIOR POWERS OY- WMD PLUS THE NiCETIF.^ OP JiU IMO OVt-R WOTTt-R, EH, MAJOR ? , \o-nj THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. » *•* Hi •. r*T. Iff .vr,ra{ft: Lciiglli of i.iic in America crca^ct, Will) Scientific Progress cliscnsc. from which he ]een suffering since birth. has There is an 800-acrc Ot!-;rrl tulhin Ihe Ijoundarics of the slutc of Maine. Forgotten Woman Freed on Bond, KV UK. MOKFtIS FFSFF.BEIN l.''li!nr. jvticmi n f (| lc American ,1lrdir;i| Aanriuli-n, anil of "3?rb, (he licullh .Majaziiic spilfl nrll.':les shout millions of rlcnin -,\lK) <irp willioi'il medical c:irr. nnd rir.ipiin ciiargc:! concern- ins th? fi!ilnri< ol medical 330110)65 lo provide a'icqnaic service. fi?ure5 ctccl l,y insurance compsr.iej inriicale thai tUo health of 'tho American ne'ple generally is improving, -rii^e !i 3 ures also shov; thai HIP avci-.rjc "icnsth ot life is a-..iii!!. filattsiirbns nf n brgr. insurance cnmrr.ny rrpnrt that, tile average lli ol liir ,,f w |,ji c hoy tallies h.-i.s innin-,or( n'., yrarc , since 1900. Sued M rhjin torn in llie Unilcrt Kiiilrs :u l.TO, ro ,,|,{ expec t [ 0 ,-cach the BSC -I 13. I,, i!!37 |, e C0 i,i(i EX . pert lo live t n r,\. The guiji i,, |i re expectancy ol girl bailies was even greater. It advanced from ,-,i VC1 V 3 in 1D91 to 05 In 1037. Kew pcorlc icalize how much happhiCM has been conferred on mankind b.,- the great advapcc^ that have been made in medical science during the last 40 years I-rss Ihnn nine oul o! every 10 white boy iiahies born alive In 1001 reached Iheir lirsl. hirtluliiy. In 19-'J7, nuie tul of every 10 ne«-lK)in mule babies coutri be expected ( 0 reach the age of 24. Among uhile girl tahjcs. less Uian nine out of every 10 born in 1901 survived Ihe first ysar of life; but In 1937." conditions had Improved so that mne cut"pf every 10 could expect to reach the age of 32. " " ' " ' ' ' " Compared with most foreign coimlriDs. the United States now ranks high jn c;<psclation of life at birth. Our cjipecltaion is greater than thai c'l Belgium b.v three \eara, I'rance by lour and two- third years, Germany by nne year, and Italy by six and one-half years. 'Hie only countries which rank above (lie United States In average length of life are the (Scandinavian, Australia and New Zealand. It is Interesting; to know f.iat a solid block of states In the middle- west, including tiie Dallas, Io?a, Kansas ajid Nebraska, have expectation of 'lite as great as tliat of the Scandinavian countries, Aus? Iralta and' New Zealand. Mrs. Daisy Tegtmeyer, 53, "forgotten woman" in Chicago's cpimly Jail since January, 1834, is free on bond pending appeal. She was (reed afler seeking lib- I city 20 limes from senlence. i She sought liberty 2« times before fiom contempt of court i sentence given because she, { wouldn't explain what' she did '] with $32,000 iriist fund 'in tier ! care.

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