The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1939 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 6, 1939
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Br-YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER .NEWS CO. H. W. HAIKE3. Publisher . GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor P. MORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies. Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Smertd' svs "second class niattw at the post- office at Blythevlile, Arkansas, under act qt Congress, Qctgber 9, 19H. Served by the United Press. SOBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In Hie City of Blylhcville, 15c per west, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of BO miles, S3.00 per . year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for (lirec months, by ma!) In postal zones two to six i iclusive, J6.50 per year; In zones seven and tight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. Preventing War in 1964 Something that never happened during those long years between 19M and 1918 is happening in Europe today. People are asking their statesmen what they intend to do to the continent AFTER the conflict is over. The man on the streets of London and Paris is interested not only in having his country win the war, but in punctuating the fight with something better than a Versailles Treaty. During the last war, virtually the only objective of any allied nation was to •hang the kaiser. That accomplished, everyone believed, everything else would take care of itself. Democracy would be rescued, workers could go back to their factories, fanners to their fields;, joy .and peace would reign. It was as simple as that. Today, one of the principal war aims advocated is the federalization oi' western Europe. The chief champion of this idea is Julian Huxley, British novelist, who feels that instead of trying to balance power, the European nations should consolidate it. Huxley would set up a United States of Europe, based upon the successful Ameri; can system: . i! Clarence Slreit, American author, carries this idea a step further in the book he wrote some time before war was imminent. Strait, in "Union Now," proposes a federation of world democracies. Under the American's plan, Germany, Italy, and Russia woiijd.bc ineligible Amtil they adopted democratic forms of government. Loudest demand for a concrete declaration of allied war aims comes from H. G. Wells,'British writer, who doesn't care : particularly what the British and French have in mind—as long as it's something a little more solid than merely clipping Herr Hitler's ears. There is some hope, if the people are sufficiently aroused by the spread of these ideas, that Europe's troubles can be disposed of for periods longer than 25 years at a time. Whether the next peace conference will meet after a long, harrowing war or before too much blood has been spilt, the results should be much better than they were after, the Wilson-Lloyd George-Clemenceau huddle in 1919. No matter who wins the war if anyone wins it—the loser can't be expected to remain permanently on his knees. -Economic expansion is important, and international trade' is doubly essential to nations that have just gone through long years of military profligacy. OUT OUR WAY U, S. Reds Are Awake Quick to respond to Soviet Russia's latest "peace movement" was the American Communist party, which bluntly and unblinkingly laid llio blamo for the present Russo-Finnish hostilities between Russia and Finland on Finland's government. Caught short by the Riisso-Geraau non-aggression pact lato in August, the American Communists seem to have caught their breath again. This time the pipeline to Moscow wasn't clogged with rust, the explanation was pointed and shouted unstutteringly through the medium of 100,000 printed statements immediately distributed. Said the .statement: "The Red Army is on the march far pcaco and socialism and is dealing powerful blows against world imperialism." With naive effrontery, American Communists painted the Finnish government as "semi-Fascist." They would have you believe Comrade .Staiin does not like Fascism; and, therefore, the Finns must submit to a slight political operation. If Finland's regime smacks of Fascism, then the American democracy, by comparison, must be the world's stronghold of totalitarianism. How's 1940 Talent? Whether voters approve of the idea- of holding Inter political conventions next year and cutting clown the length of the campaign depends entirely on what kind of shows the major parlies lire prepared to present. Americans are willing to keep a good show going for mouths—even years—if the talent is good. A good .political campaign .could run for as long as six months if the candidate has footlight personality, microphone oomph. After six years, New York patrons are still shelling out to see "Tobacco Bond," and "Noodles and Pins" has lick! o;i fast for two years, with the end not yet in sight. So a lot depends on 'the candidates. If.the performances are good, Americans will be happy to sit through .the, ' usual live months of barnstorming.' IF not, Mr. Roosevelt's proposal to hold conventions in July or August might be advisable. SO THEY SAY People won't stand for Die murderer Hitler .nny more. I never knew a man whose heart was turned by too much success who aian'l como to a bad end.-Frederlck Ji. p,-i,, ce Bos , Ion banker. » • * ' * Some people arc clamoring for American yoiUh to protect their mothers by going to Europe. They told me the same thing in 1917—MnJ Smedlcy Butler, u. s. Marines, retired. * * » There Is apparently a trend to cut down »ov- ernmeiilal e.vpeudllurcs.-Slephen Early Whif House press secretary. * + * j Too many violations of hUeriuulorml law aivi | the ruthless brutality of German methods hu- decided us to follow „ similar course now | -Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. i * * , Right now. the best, thing i can do is to do the best job I can in the job I'm in ._ Pllu , v McNntt, federal security administrator when asked about presidential campaign plans. SIDE GLANCES by Galbrarth .<»»Byiit«minK,inc. T.M.MIS.VS MTC«'"-' "Tlic doctor's wife will .he in loduy. He says she's depressed and is 11 »ooil prospect for a new ha!." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson EVER SUNK BV WASTHEU.S.S. HOUSATONIC, _ THE CIVIL. rr WAS SUNK JUST OUTSIDE CHARLESTON HARBOP? BYA CON FEDERATE UNDER-SEA FISH-BOAT." WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1089 IN NORTH QUEENSLAND, NATIVE DRINK IS AAADE. FRCAA . DOES SANT2X CLAUS' HAVE AND WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES ANSWER: Eight. . . their names being Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Cornel, Cupid, Dormer, and Blilzen. NEXT: When brains vttie passed around. By J. R. Williams i Card Club Serenity i Spans Two Decades ' CLEVELAND, O. (UP) — Bridge players who bicker could lake lessons (mu a card club here which lias met weekly for 20 years without a quarrel. "But we 'don't play bridge and perhaps that accounts for the no- quarrel record," said Mrs. Carl LUscherl, hostess at the club's most recent meeting. "The eight married couples in our group started by playing pedro many years ngo. Then wo player 500 for lime, t'Jow cur most popular game (s pinochle—and still no', quarrels!" Mother Nature tries hard cover ugly scars, and in tho trdp- iea Uiis is accomplished very (Illicitly. Fallen Irees speedily turn to soil, aided by the action ol plant roots. A Heating log turn; Into a veritable flower box. aw oftentimes it Is the beginning of a floating island where birds hiai nest among the rank foliage. • SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL BY TOM HORNER In 1910, a $50 automobile tire lasted only about 5000 miles. OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople AWFUL CLUBHOUSE.— I CAW'T FIGGER. WHAT GREAT SCOTT/ TWIGGS vi VANISHED FROM THE BO* LIKE A PUFF Of SMOKE / 8V TUlS TUGS'AT ONE'S INTELLIGENCE.' THE 'i MftN MELTED PROM •JOUR KEN UKE SOME f TROLL FLITTIMS INTO HIS MOUNTAIN HERE 1 ? A MOTE WAS THE BOX WITH TH& ROPES/ ir "SLIRPRi6e."' AM 1 IT'S 6lGMEO,"THE LlTTLS WHO WASN'T THERE/" A RS. THAT SAYS "TELL «R.6R.|Z|M1 TO PAY THE CASHIER E WAV _. OUT." 1 ^* HE'S SON6j ALL PlSHT JU6T LIKE LAST / MONTH'S 1 REMT/ k TWEE6S, 6 M! HE THE FULL HOUSE CHAPTER XVJI automatic, into his hand as ha leaped ov«i- Joey's body and ran up the stairs two at a time. "Krone!" he shouted. a$ hs ^n. Tlie door of Mrs. Bontiiorm's room opened ns he reached the upper hallway, and Ara peered out. She had taken off her dress ;md shoes and apparently had been asleep—or almost EQ—when the shot was fived. "Wh-wliat happened?" she asked hesitatingly. "Get dressed! Get downstairs!" Dawson roared, and ran on to crash into Alton's room. The oW man lay on the bed, a? before, sound asleep. Dawson shook Alston. "Wake, up! Wake up, man!" Alston stirred and Dawson shook him again. "Damn sleeping pills." He slapped (lie old man sharply across the cheek. Alston's eyes opened, slowly. "Get up,'get downstairs, at once!" Alston looked up blinking, as consciousness slowly returned. "You heard me, get out ot there!" And Dawson hurried, from the room, turning toward the back stairs. He- collided wiih Helen Ben- Ihorne, running up the steps, at tlic landing. He grabbed her arms and together they struggled to keep from jailing headlong. She Kcreainecl and Dawson muttered a 1 few choice observations, on women running without looking where they were going. "What—What's the mailer?" Helen Benthonie panted after she had regained her balance. His face was flushed pnd she gasped for air. "You gave me quite a fright, Captain. I thought I heard a shot." . ; "Sorry I bumped you, Mrs. Ben- thofne. I \va's in a hurry." She was staving at his revolver, still clenched in liis hand. "I wanled to see you and Douglas and all the rest. Will you come with me-, please?" "My father—he's all right?" ."He's been asleep," Dawson reassured her. "Come, now, let's get back-to the front hall." /"Captain, what .'is the matter?" But Dawson ignored the question. When he reached di Torio's body, he found Krone standing near. "Just like Benlhorne, Caplain. A well placed shot, in the center ot the forehead," Krone explained. "He was dead when he hit the floor." "Get the coroner's office and tell someone- to come back," Paw-, eon ordered. "Where'n hell is Fynn? Did he think 1 wanted nlm to iake g vacation?" The cap- tan; looked up. Douglas was Jramed in the door ot the study. Mr?. Bentborno \v»s standing nearby, terrified and awe.jlrlcken. * * * A BA, dressed again, and looking *- ? little more, refreshed, was coming down the slairs. Alston (flllpwed hep a moment later. AH o£ them, were staving, with varying expressions ot tear and he- wilderment, at tlie body of di, stretched across Ihe arch, way opening into the living room. Copy's sightless eyes were fixed on eternity above the ceiling; his mouth half open, as it he were trying to complete his unfinished story. 'There's been snother killing, right under pur noses," Dawson began, as his eyes searched first one then another of the group. DI lorjo was giving me some important information. Someone, here in this house, was afraid that ho would say too much. That person, silenced him. "I believe the shot was fired from upstairs—from the top ot the steps—but it is equally possible that it was fired by someone standing here in the lower hall, someone who jumped out of sight before I could get out of the living room. You'Jl all have to give an account of where you've been for the last 10 minutes . . . Miss Johnson!" Dawson barked out his words. The suave, sympathetic criminologist had given way to a hard, relentless police officer dealing with a cool, calculating group, one of whom he knew to be a desperate killer. "I was vesting, as you suggested, in Mrs. Benthorne's rooip. I guess I was almost asleep . . . I jumped up when I heard the siiot—it seemed to .be very close—then I heard you 'shouting and running up the sfairs ..." "Would you'have had time to get Irom the head of the stairs to Mrs. Benlhorne's room before I started up? What I mean is, was there a sufficient interval between the shot and the instant I topped the stairs, for you to have made it back to tho room?" Ara stared at Dawson in wonder. Did ho think he was going lo trap her? "If you're trying to make me admit I shot Mr. di Torio—" she began. "Answer the question! Would you have had time to get from the head of the stairs back to the room?" "Why—why, yes. 1 suppose so." "Good!" Dawson's searching gaze focused on Alston. "I suppose you slept Ihrough il all, Mr. Alston!" Dawson said sarcastically. "You probably wouldn't have heard the gun if it had been shot under your pillow!" The older man smiled, a bit wanly, almost, condescendingly. "To tell Ihe Irulh, Captain, I didn't hear the shol. This whole affair has exhausted me. I've taken (hree sleeping tablets—" "That's right, Csptain," Krone broke in. "J gave him the iast one not more thsn 15 minutes ago.- And I stayed there with him unti! he went to sleep . . . Mrs. Benlhorne asked me to." "I'm havdly awake yet," Alston wont on, yawning. "Please excuse me if I appear frightfully dull . . ." "You were pretly sound asleep When I tried lo awaken you, Alston." Dawson looked at Ben- thorne's partner speculatively, and his glance let it bo known that there was much lelt unsaid. "You had to be, to miss a revolver shot, not 20 fget from your door." He went on to Helen Benthorne. "And you, Mrs. Benthorne?" * 4 * <'T HAD gone to Jameson's quar- * ters to use (he telephone there." "There are other telephones more convenient—" "Yes, Captain. But with so many people in the house, 1 preferred using Jameson's. II is on a line separate from Mr. Ben- thorne's. It is also possible to cut off the upstairs extensions from Jameson's room—" "How long were you there? Where was Jameson?" "I was there about five minutes. I had talked lo Jomeson and the cook in tho kitchen. 1 left him there." "Could you have made it, without being seen by either the cook or. Jameson, from the butler's quarters to the rear stairway?" Mrs. Bcnthorno eyed him icily. "I don'l know just what you mean, Captain. I suppose, as you suggest, fhat I could have sneaked upstairs without being seen.,' Bui I could hardly have run back down, then up again, as I was doing when we collided, without arousing some attention. Thai's silly!" "Not as silly as you imagine. . . . Now, Douglas, where were you?" "Right in the study, where you left me. Haven't mpvcd out ot the chair. . . . And Captain, I'm sure the shot was fired from above. I would have heard .anyone who y/ent by the study door." "So you haven't been out of the chair, huh? Just sitling around wailing for things to happen." Dawson's voice turned dangerously soft. "Then how'; do you explain that damp mud on : your shoes?" (To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Brain Hemorrhage Is Usually Climax of Another Disease BY UK. MOKRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American JI e d i c a I Association, ami of Hygci.i, (he Health magazine Closely associated with high blood pressure and with chrcnic infections as a cause of death are train hemorrhage and paralysis. In 1937 there were 99,577 deaths hemorrhage than are thinner people. Prevention of hemorrhage of the brain depends on control of high blood pressure, the condition "of the body generally, and also on the avoidance of emotional and other stresses. Whenever a person has a stroke, from these causes, totaling 6.0 P?r h™''™,*. i* p "f" .""l a slr ° ke ' cent of all deaths. he should immediately be put to deaths. Drain hemorrhage is not really a disease but rather an incident is a result, of which people die. In most cases brain hemorrhage is bed. flat on his back; the head should be turned to one side so lhat (he tongue does not fall back Down Memory Lane MI Alison vaaui uuuil iiL'lllUllliagu i:> _ ,,i,, - - , ., , "' the final event in the presence of 5."'i 5 '™" slwl "? hfi . , CB . lled . to high blood pressure cr hardening lat he can lo nl!llllta "' « fc pressure cr hardening of the arteries, particularly the arteries in the brain, the heart and the kidney. Frequently ajl of these arleries will lie found lo be hard- sued as a result of a general dc- S e n e r a I i v e process going on throughout the body. During 1S37 hemorrhages of Ihe brain and softening of the brain associated therewith ranked fifth in the causes of death. Among people 00 years- old or over, however, this cause \vas third as a killer. Deaths from hemorrhage ol the brain are rare in people under 25 years of age. and those that do occur are likely, lo be hemorrhages that develop in babies' during childbirth. Just as all oilier death rates have fallen greatly during recent years so also lias Ihe rate for hemorrhage of the brain and paralysis. The reason for the .steady decline is the checking of hardening of Ihe arteries, heart disease and kidney discijj at nn early date. In thrse disease*, the hemorrhage ol the brain is often the terminal event, * * * Hemorrhage of the brain coming en late in life k explained by the nature ot man's construction. Because the liratn Is such a vital organ, it is protected from external damage by the skull and from internal damage 'oy the fluid wilh • which it Is surrounded and ' he rich supply of blood which comci t to it regularly. For Uiis reason • there may frequently be minor changes in the bmln before dcaih finally cccitrs following a sudden breaking of a l.irge blood vessel. ' Doctors know that high bleed pressure associated wilh sudden emotional and nervous tension may lead lo Mich an accident. Fat, florid, thick-set men arc more likely lo have apoplexy and brain 10 Years Ago Mrs. Paul Rosehthal. who. has been ill )s now nitich improved. . . Mell Anderson will for Kansas City the first of the week for several weeks slay. . . . Miss Ethel Wilson has returned from Little Reck where she attended a Red Cross meeting. Boston: The Boston Transcript said lortay Calvin Cooiidge may go to the senate in 1930. five Years Ago Crack special agents of the Frisco railroad, assisted by local officers lortay were seeking the armed bandiis who held up and shot J. L. Mumnia of Cliaffee, Mo,, assistant superintendent of the river division and interfere wUh"breath'ln'p, "and of the Pj ''s«>, on" Asli street here, • ' • to' lc55 lllan a blnck tv om the Frisco station, at 12:45 a.m. loday. One 1'car Ago Paris—The Foreign Ministers ol Germany and Prance loday signed - a,piece of paper pledging the two ton.s. with the demands far ex- historic enemies to meet at a concealing the available supply. Mag- rcroncc table instead of rcsorling n competitor of alum-1 to war for settlement of their disputes. Present capacity of magnesium in the United States is 3000 short ncsium Iniim. tlOLD EVERYTHING - By Clyde Lewis "Aiiolhci- blixxaril up mirlh, Hci-schel. My licarl certainly goes out to tlicin people who cmi't afford to travel,"

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