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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE,.(ARK.) COURIER NEWS .COURIER NEWS •. TBS OODR3R NZWa OO. H.W/HAIXM; publisher • , 3.' GRAHAM SUDB^JKiY, Editor PA1TCTEL' P. NORRI3, Advertising Manager Sole flcprcscnla'tives: ptllles,". Inp/, "New .ypric, Chicago, Detroit', Bt. Loula, Dallas, Kansas City, ', Memphis. Every Afternoon Kxcept Sunday ''Entered Hi second class matter at the post- yfflce.at Blythevjlle, Arkansas, under apt of Con- vesf, October J, 1917. > Served ty the United Frets. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the .CJty "/at Blrtlieyiile, I5o per week,, or 65c p»r month. By mail, within & radi\is of 50 miles, 53.00 per year, $150 for sjx mjmths, 15c for three months, by mall In 'postal zones' Iwc- to six i'lctusive, f 8.50 per year; in zones seven and e/glit, |10.00 per, payable in 'Such Men Are Dangerous' Somewhere in Polling, if rcccnl reports are authentic, Hie bodies iiml spirits of 160 members of Die University °f Cracow are being despoiled i" Nazi concentration campa. It was necessary for storm troopers to remove these educntors as quickly and with -is little fuss as possible lo make room for Herr Hitler's private brand of civilization and culture. ".•Two eminent Polish authorities — Prof. Casirnir Kostaiiecki, anthropologist, and Professor Zoll, intenmtiomil law expert — are Relieved lo he among those interned, despite their Advanced years. ' Jjltice the University of Gracow was a-mecca for scholars. Now it is closed. So are all the universities in Czechoslovakia. Eclucation is a dangerous thing in Nazi-dominated territories today because it is forever trying lo gel at the truth. Culture has taken a Icrrilic beating in Central Europe. If it is not dead, it is at least in ,a deep coma. The scientists, .writers, artists, great teachers, who once drew students from all parts of the world to study at their doorsteps, have been scattered to the four winds. Mathematician Albert Einstein was among the first to flee his native' Germany in 1933, not ; !ong after Hitler's • ascent to power. With what little of his belongings he could cany, he took up residence in the United Slates and is now studying quietly; 'tilling a few classes, at Princeton University r Sigmund Frqud, .83-year-old psychologist, was driven from Vienna in March, 1938, when .the Nazis moved in. The psychologist .lived peacefully in London until his death a few months ago. Thomas Mann, winner of the 192!) No-' be) prize for literature, came to the United States in April of 3937 after he could no longer bear the cultural strangulation of jNaziism. lie is in the foreground .today as a leader of the underground anti-Nazi movement. Carl von Ossietzky was not as lucky. He barely lived through a term in a German concentration camp for his violent anti-militarist writings. He died in. May, 1938, in ..Germany. Awarding of the 1935 Nobel peace pri/.c to von Ossietzky late in 1936 infuriated the Nazi government, was responsible for Hitler's edict banning acceptance of ;any Nobel prize by Germans. It is not an easy thing to banish culture with troops and edicts. You can stir up the dust, but it. will settle again. The dust of Central Europe's culture is in suspension now, but ji , v ill not OUT OUR WAY •'always-remain 'BO,' Some >'?&ify' the' air will .clear, .and the pilgrims of culture will start trekking hack to {their old Jiaunts., Herr Jlitlor won't be ground lo slop them then. PuWjcaUw) ]o tbl* column at fdlt^rfej* from other neu>p«pen doe§ oot oecesurlljr mem endorsement tyt if la tcknovrtalfpXiKit at j tereet In the fabjccts SO THEY SAY The conditions between this government 'timl Japan r.rc the same as they were,-if not more aggravating, than at ,tlie time our government denounced the commercial treaty of 19H with JajKin.-Senal'or Key •pittniaii (Dem., Nev.), chairman, foreign relations committee. » » « We are fighting the evil things, tyranny and oppression, savage, dull brutality, which would freeze, if they could, the very spirit of man and end altogether our hopes of a snner, more liberal future for our continent and for the world.—Waller E. Elliot, British minister of health. Mrs, Dcwey Plays Safe No SI. George rode against the dragon when Thomas Dewey opened his campaign for 'the Republican presidential nomination at Minneapolis the other night. The country hnd been led to expect,a ^Lancelot, .an' Oliver, a' Roiand. H hoped [or Ihp fearjass .vpipc of yputh, cutting lo the heart of things. • ins tend, it heard ,an "old man's speech" .recking with Ihe cigar smoke of the political backrrooin, a .speech full of circumspection, n speech thnt said llotblng. We are facing a "crisis of fnltii," said me young New York prosecutor. The New Dealers have given way to despair, ijolici'ing Hint new plants, new adventures, noi 1 industries arc »n- nrccssary, Dial Uierc Is nothing left to do Btu divide up wlwl we got from the Indians. Tliai was a nice phrase, but it Is a question wlieliier it hit (he nail on the head. Even if it liaii, no alternatives were presented. Dewey gave (lie Roosevelt administration credit for trying.to fulfill K.s social obligations, .Iput Ha snld that it failed to maintain and encourage (lie economic system which woiild mnke this possible. TJint sounded like the beginning of a good indictment, but the thought was not pursued. Dcwcl felt it was more Important to ns- scrt-his'fnlth in the eventual triumph of me Republican party, the United stales of America and Western civilization. We cannot solve the problems iiiid perplexities thnt have puy.aled and plagued us since that Black .Thursday in 102Q by singing "Happy Days Are Here Again," we are told. Well, we have learned thai there |s no answer in Fourtn .of July oratory, either. There is no point in berating the administration, because nften seven years the problem of unemployment is still unsolved. There is no use In saying only llnvt we must slnrt in another direction. His hearers had hoped thnt Dewey would point out Just which road they must follow to gain the green pastures once nynln. They rmist hnve been n little shocked when he condemned all Ihe New Deal's activities m behalf of the used, the blind, the sick nnd the jobless as hollow premises. Whatever ihe shortcomings of the present social security legislation, its relief and pension plans represent a : be»liniing lhat most American voters must hope will be accepted nnd improved upon. And in win approval, the blueprint for. Improvement' must be something -more Uian the mere assertion of fni|]i in private enterprise. Dcwey has not been In public life long enough io linve a "rccprd,". btit most vAcrs, we are sure, were willing to waive thnt. It was Deweys very youth (lint roused l|gpe. 'Hint is why this speech Hm such a keen disappointment. Tiic country looked forward to a bold young paladin, n man wlio -would scorn the devious ways of tlic professional vote-siiatciier who plays sale by saying nothing. It expected an Arthur and an Alfred. Instead, it got an Hon. Samuel Sluinkcy, a speaker .of platitudes, a hand-slmher, n .baby-kisser. _st. Louis Post-Dispatcli. SIDE GLANCES Cajbralth Wmimm^K^-'-^/ com.i»»B_Yin*«pvic[. me. 7.M. RIO. u. s. r»r. orr. n-ji "My wife was ilie .bcsl c;i!<c linker in Ihc world until we _wcrc able lo hire a cook, imd now she's afraid lo yo into licr own kilchcn." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson WERE USED TO INJ M.AWAII, IN 1935V ONf ERUPTING t_Av<iX OF THE VPUCAMO A-SAUMAt-QA, THEV SLOWED THE FU>VV AND" ''. SAVED THE TOWN OF H(l_0. MONDAY, DECEMBER n, 1930 / PERSIMMON vvooo MAKES EXCELLENT R2R GOLF CLUBS. o' .. COFR. 13!)BYIIE*SERV1C[ | T.M.REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. ANSWER: A, Dickcissel; B, Blue Jay; C, Bob White; D, Jacksnipe. N.EXT: Why oslrich feathers arc curly. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ! Mcclianjrs Suffer IVrsoiial 1 To the editor: ' I read your news-article on Armorcl sclio:l fire bill did see any statement, regarding the loss of .tools ,of mechanics working •on the building. : I believe ; ji conservative estimate tlie not of the loss cf tools and equipment of carpenters, concrete workers tmc' electricians would be $1.000 nnc' painters' equipment, sitcb ns bmsheo and other tools would not be less than SIGO. These mechanics arc all WPA workmen and arc n:t able to lost their tools and (his loss works a great hardship upon them. Please publish Ujis item if -you have the space. Respectfully. J. O. Vance, 1613 West Main, City.' VVHV, I'P WEVER BELIEVE THAT Us) A MILLION VEARS IF I WELL.BOIvi'T- • BECAUSE IT CAM BE DOME IP TH' CAUSE IS GREAT EKJOUGH.' HE SHORTCHANGED GOUDIE A> CGMT, AM' THERE VOLl SEE-A LIDM RAMPANT; IT WITH MY OWN EVES-AN' 1 TX3UBT EVEM THEMJ i^^^V^^J^ifejas '«. -HEROi-fr ARE WADE -. NOT BOO.VO By J. R. Williams OUR BOAKDING HOUSE with Major Hoople EGAD, MR. VAN WKE, NEWS OF THE DISCOVERY OF .ANOTHER STATUE OF \JESJUS AROUSES AIL THE ARTIST iu ME/ t WAS AWARE THEY V/ERE RARE, DU6 T TO THE TEAL OF Tl^E EARLY CHR.1STIAHS IM DESTROYING > MEMORIALS Of- THE PAGAM GODDESS .— HAR-RUMPH/^-"} BY THE WAY, HAVE YOU SEEM THE "CROUCHING VENUS" AT \RHODES ? ( WHERE -THE STATUE I AM ABOUT TO SHOW YOU—IT'S PRICELESS, B/ THE WAV—WAS DISCOVERED • (M THE BACK YARD OP A SHOE POLISH BROKER 110 SALOMIKA. DIS6IW6 FOR. A WELL / 3 I HAVE DUB3E.D IT ^VEMUS OE 3> 5ALOMIKA""— HA-HA,' ,1 .INFORMALLY, OF COURSE SiA, BUT WAIT UMTtLYOO R. VAN oV«e HAS A • SERIAL STORY , ,. 5 WOULD KILL ,8V TOM .HpRNER COPYRIGHT, 1939. NEA SERVICE, INC. VcslfrtJriyi Uou£tn* (nils htt\v IIP nKfrril (In- Hllllly, Mil ll.c ivliillutr, Imrri'd Ilii! ilemr, utter lionlljorm.V milnjpr. IJ. - i\v*»m, n]i~ rnnvlnrcil, nrrptit.s lilni. Ar:i m 1 <•«*(•* Onugla* nf lytllK <•> xave IllT. MlhullH (.linntlllir HCJllllllrltC nitil (II Torlu, t'lyini returns \\-llli llm coroner** rfintrl ojj Jli'n- llLOrllf. JK, U-llK mvYftUII h« ILIIK luutiij .., fat— a big Mack miii, over Iliu gnrtiKc. CirAPTEK XXf has a rat to do-?" Dawson began and then he remembered. In Bentliorne's note — "The black cat that ran across the driveway tonisht"— "You may have .something, Flynn. Go on." "He's a huge, yellow-eyed devil, Captain. And black as the inside of a well al midnight. Like some witch's cat. I was looking around the garage when I heard him yowling, faint-like. I liad lo himl a while before I found him. Those garages have rooms over them, probably for the chauffeur, bul they haven't been used. This -cat was 'way back in the last one, locked in a closet. "When I opened ihe door, he was backed over in a corner, his yellow eyes flashing. 'When the light hit him lie started spilling and yowling. I left him Ihere — right where I found him. I've been frying to tell you — " "Okay. . . . Okay. ... Get out to (hat garage, hide in one o£ the cars, and see who tries to get up to (hat cat." Dawson returned to Ara and Douglas. "I'll have to put these on you," he said, snapping a handcuff over the girl's wrist and another on Douglas. "They aren't so comfortable bul I want you to stay together. The house is surrounded, so don't try to get out. . . . Where arc Mrs. Benlhorne and her father?" Flynn stopped at the door. "In the living room with Krone," he answered. "Tell Krone .to let them go, without their knowing it. I want them to have plenty of freedom." * * $ A LONE once more Dawson paced the floor trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. Starling from the beginning, he tried to work in all the information be had gathered into a single, logical argument. Both. Joey and Boaglas had agreed upon one point: that Beu- thorne had recognized his murderer. Both had said they heard uviL-i. ouia nau saiu inoy Jieara tiittt . "^ /Msums umy UVIH. Benthorne say "YOUl" just before cmlcel ' n was { °r sleep. He seemed he was killer) l ? lon e ?>.r.«?c peace that only he was killed. II was unlikely Hint both of them would have told the same story unless it actually had happened. There was little chance o£ Iheir getting together to compare notes. Of the five he had named in his note, there was only one whom Eenlhorne had never met—John Douglas. Still, Douglas might Have been lying about not being able fo get to see Benthorne. But if he had mot him once, why should he take such a desperate chance to confront the man again? That left Benthorne's wife, Al- slon, Joey and the girl. Too bad 'lie girl know about the cat, but it couldn't be helped, now. Dawson returned to the desk, to glance again at the note Flynn n»d handed him. "Benthorne killed with a .32 caliber bullet," the patrolman had written. "Markings indicate possibility of ordinary revolver." Joey had warned him not fo forget ballistics. If he could only iniu that gun. Joey had carried a .38 automatic. Douglas had mentioned a .45 Colt. Being a westerner, Douglas would probably own that type of gun. A woman might own a little, light .32. She might even carry it in her purse. Then there was the eat. Flynn's luck again. Had someone, knowing Benthorne to be superstitious put this eat deliberately in his way? That person would have to know him well. Neither Ara nor Douglas knew that much about Benthorue—or did they? Benthorne's note had mentioned other warnings. Dawson pulled Die paper from his wallet, studied it again. "Anonymous telephone call." That could have been any one of them, probably Douglas. "The black cat that ran across the driveway tonight. Third light on a match." Helen Benlhorne's words Jo Joey and to himself—just before Joey was killed—echoed in his ears. . . . "That's three on a match. I hope you aren't superstitious." * * t A DARK figure passed the doorway, hurrying along the hall. Dawson glanced up just in time to recognize Alston's tall form and white hair. Probably going back to his room again to resume his frequently interrupted sleep. So old, so tired. Dawson found himself wondering v/hy the old man had not shown more pleasure over regaining control ofiAlston Motors. Beh- (horne's death had accomplished that. But Alston's only apparent sleep could bring him. No need to worry about Alston. If lie went to tho garage, Flynn would be sure to see him. He might know something about the cat, at that. Dawson resumed his mental analysis. The gun! There was (he clew to the whole thing. Ara had said he would find it under the mattress in Mrs. Benlhorne's roam. Did the girl know it was there? Dawson doubted if she had placed it there herself, but she might have discovered it in that short interval before Joey was killed. * * * A MOMENT later Dawson lopped): the front stairway. Alston >• was just entering Mrs. Benlhorne's room as Dawson's shout slopped him. • THE FAMSLY DOCTOR r. «. •**..• K «. »*». •** Paresis Causes Mental and Physical Deterioration, if Not Checked Early HV DR. IlIOKKIS FIS5H1EIN 1 I-'ditor. Jounh'tl of Uic American Me [I leal Association, '.»») nf lij'gcia, the Health Aliigaiinc Tlie transfer i! a celebrated prisoner to a hospital recently, because of paresis, has caused many people to inquire as to the nature of that disease. For many centuries the cans; of this condition was unkn.vn. Now it is definitely established iiat it is due L: an orgnnism 22Ued a spircchete which causes ;>p!ii!is. This organism gets into the brain; itr, effects in tlic brain ire mental and physical dclerto- .'ation and. in many instances, the .oss of mind and paralysis. The disease usually begins eight and 20 years after the first infection. Men are affected mucb .norc frequently than women. The Jisea.se Li usually first detected between the ayes of 30 and 50. it has hccn estimated that ns inuny a.s 5 per cent of all people \vlio have syphilis eventually develop ibis cnnditiou. However, less than 1 'per cent cf those who are given good, modern treatment for syphilis early in (bo course of the clrs- iasc '.ii!l develop Hie mental complication, Piirc-sis comes on insidiously. Many mcnths before the person actually appears to be losing mentality, there are signs of itefccts or emotional control. Such people arc irritable, excitable and likely to have serious outbursts cf temper. Frequently they become moody and cry easily when their emotions are upset by music or by looking at. pictures. Oilier signs arc a lack of c; nccntration and an unwillingness to follow any definite job or objective for a long lime. Such people become full of ideas which (vci'Ilow from the brain. Eventually there Is i\ deficiency of judgment in applying Hie Ideas, which \f manifested by tlie lac! thai (be person sce.s only the ad- I vantage's nnd overlooks the limiU- ' lions. This leads eventually to delusions o( grandeur. In this stage the patient boasts of his great pcwer. his wealth, his social position or his capacity and, ( unfortunately if the disease has • not yet been detected and the per' son is at liberty, he may spond vast sums of money unnecessarily or Ixcni'V Cfstty the victim cf tliOEe who ivish |,6 exploit him, As paresis progresses, the .ineia- ory becomes defective and the patient shows little interest in what is going on. l;ec:mcs indifferent to his own afiairs and eventually may be paralyzed not only so far as concerns motion of the legs, but also as cincerns ability to control the physical functions of the body. If mental deterioration and paralysis progress still further, there finally comes a time when it becomes impossible for the patient to c:ntrol his voice and hands. Down Memory Lane A desperate group of long term convicts 'in the New York slate prison mutinied today and spread tcrrcr throughout the prison Dr. N. B. Ellis of Wilson was clcct- ,.-—. on, there, Mr. Alston. Don't go into that room!" The old man turned, his hand still on the doorknob. There was a puzzled expression on his face. "I was just returning this to Helen's closet," he explained, extending a wire hangar toward DawEon. "She let me have it lo dry my coat last night—or rather, this morning." "That can wait," Dawson said shortly. "I want to take another look around your daughter's room." The old man's figure stilt barred the doorway. I'rom the pocket of his coat, he drew a small, while box. ~, Alston lifted two white tablets from tlie box, balanced them in his hand for Dawsoii to see, "Two more sleeping (ablets," he said, "If I don't sleep with these—" He flipped them into his mouth. "With those tw3 nnd the others'< you've already taken, you should s!cep a week," Dawson remarked. "I guess I'm becoming inured lo them." Alston laughed tonc- lessly. "But your heart. Aren't you afraid they'll have some bad effect." "They are really perfectly liarmless, Captain Dawson. But if you are concerned, I'll let 3-011 keep the box for me. Then I won'l be tempted." Alston handed the box , to Dawson, then walked slowly > and unsteadily toward his room. \ "You .won't disturb me, unless it's absolutely necessary, will you?" Alston asked, over his shoulder. "No—you can sleep as long as you want to." Alston disappeared nnd as the floor closed behind him, Dawson , threw open the door to Heleri Ben- '• Thome's room. v • " - • • : - j (To Be Continued) ! : : : r— — t eS president, of the Mississippi', county Medical Association at a' meeting held yesterday . . . Due; lo the serious illness of Mavcgj Neil! Heed's'three.year old' daiig'J0j ter the council meeting schedulefif, for last, night was postponed to' ( December 11th . .-. Genrge More-s land, roving reporter of the Com-j mercial Appeal will be Ihe prin-j cipal speaker at the bantiuet ot'j the Mississippi county officers in, Osceola tomorrow night. , Five Years Ago . , j London Great Britain is noli only defaulting en her war debti payment due the United Stales'on, Friday but is turning down a sug-l gcstiou from Washington that siiei talk over the prospects of reach-? ing a settlement it was revealed elny in the House of Commons. One- Year Ago Washington—The supreme caurtH rules today that the University-ol: 1 ! Missouri must admit, Lloyd L.J Gaines, St. Louis negro, lo jifl School of Law until a saUsIacV 1 lory law school is provided al;' Lincoln University fcr negroes. — . ( . There, arc .more motion picture:' theaters in Germany than in ajiy; other European c:untry. Next in; order come,Great Britain, France and Italy. ... : BOLD EVERYTHING - By Clyde Lewisf "Here,'here! "What have 1 (old you about that?

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