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. PAGE SIX ''Hi-: K..yTHEV!LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ,;. ORAHAM SUDBURY,. Editor • PAM0EL P MORRIS. Advertising Manager Sole National, Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies. Inc., New York, Chicago, Dfl- troit.'St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis. Published Every 'Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ut the pos(- jfflce at Blvtlieville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES , By carrier in the City of BlythevlUe, ISO per ; week, or 65o per month. ; By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per 1 year, $1,50 for six monllis, 16c for three' months, • by wall In postal zones two to six inclusive, ; £6.50 per year: In zones seven and eight, fto.00 per, payable In advance. The World Keeps Getting Messier | I)) case you've lost count, there ,-ire " three wars currently being waged in • the wovlrt. They are till wars that grew : out of aggression, ami there isn't much •"doubt among the neutral judges who • the bullies are. • It's a bad season for small neutral ; countries. Lollypops are boing taken : away from all the small boys. The _;. little tike, Finland, is tugging a little •', harder than was conlidentiy expected; ' and Joe Slalin's.Soviet regime has al,* ready suffered some pretty severe shin bruises. But in the end, only a miracle can ,' save Finland from absorption by Russia; and then the campaign will be carried to other quarters. Under the | "protective" wing O f Signor Mussolini , —who has Albania and Ethiopia on his belt—the Balkan nations realize they ^ are none too secure. Norway, Sweden and Denmark fee! a tremulous uncertainty concerning their futures. The Russian bear has arisen and is willing to tackle anyone not more than one- tenth its size. Of one thing, many neutral experts seem to be certain: This is not a series of three wars; it is one great war with three 'different battle fronts. The Sino, Japanese affray, the first, has long since been pushed into tha background. But it is irrefutably linked with the two bloody disputes in Europe. ' * The "bloodless" conquests of Czecho- , Slovakia, Austria, Sndetenland^Mertlel, ' arid Danzig were next. They were fust as much a part of this general upheaval as the gory war against Poland, the declared war against Germany by Britain and Prance and the invasion of Finland by Joe Stalin, Even Mussolini's conquests of Ethio- .pia and Albania lit into the general. "picture. None of the patently immoral conquests can be considered apart from the others. Eventually, perhaps, there will be conflicts among the greedy powers, af- . ter they have effectively subjugated all of the eligible smaller nations. Gangsters co-operate only as long as there is a common objective, and then the rubbing-out process begins. ; The messier this whole affair be, comes, the more evident it should be ;to.the United States that the biggest contribution we can make toward better world conditions is to remain aloof. Our whole democratic spirit may revolt at the strangulation of helpless neutrals elsewhere. Our sense of justice may bq badly jarred. But we could do nothing more than complicate things OUT OUR WAY further>y throwing 'ourselves .Into the iiitcrnatioiKil' riot. • Evoh if-we wanted to fight, wo might' have a pretty diflieuH lime trying to decide on what front we wanted to throw our slrcnulh. We eouldn'l hi: three place* sit once, even if we wanted to. And it is pretty definitely cwt.-ib- li.shed by now that we don't want to lifi any plate but. right liorc—on the American continent. BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS SIDE GLANCES Guns for the CCC When the Civilian Conservation Corps ' was first set up, some people openly expressed the fear that this, contingent oi' youths could too easily be converted into a military reserve for (he U. S. army. The suggestion by Hnyinojid J. Kelly, nationnl American Legion commander, that this very thing be done x now comes at a time when the nation's attention is centered on military defense. But it should be considered with some caution. Mr. Kelly has in mind the laudable objective of providing the United States with adequate defense. He is realistic enough to recognize the CCC as a potential training program for reserve soldiers. Acting CCC Director James J. McEntee disagrees that any such program would be effective. Under any circumstances, it would seem a little safer, and certainly more ethical, to build up reserve strength through some other agency such as the National Guard. It would hardly seem fair to turn CCC camps into military reserves after the boys had enlisted for other purposes. Too Much Work T!ia British have discovered that overtime work to meet the excessive requirements of wartime industrial production defeats its purpose soon after the first enthusiastic sprint. American industrialists have known this for some lime. No matter how well rewarded a worker may he for overtime activity, his body is not n simple mechanism. Most indiife'trinlisls agree that the -Id-hour week guarantees-the highest average of efficiency. Other factors, however, enter into a man's ability to produce, safety and efficiency experts have learned through long study and experimentation. Proper light and sanitary factors are important. Bui just as important are uncontrollable factors —the worker's diet, his sleep, his home relationships. Industry is making every effort to reduce factory accidents. 'There is nothing it can do, however, about the man who accidentally' puts his finger beneath a buzz-saw because he has had mother-in-law trouble. 50 THEY SAY H yon can't balance It (the untlonnl bucket) In two years, yon cnn't balance It in 10 yo° a r, If you're going to balance it at nil, you've got On n fair and impartial analysis, n,c trade agreement program, taken ns „ w hole, miques- timmbly resulted ;„ a galn , o Ret i m rctary of Agriculture Henry Wallace. cora. iro itnt Aseance; inc. r.M.BEC.u. s. • SERIAL STORY SANTA CLAUS BROWN "Sara is bringing her college roonimalc home for Hie holidays, and .she wauls us lo paiiil Ihc house and ijcl a - new car," THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson THE SAME CHRISTMAS TREE HAS SERVED JN THE STROM FAMILY, LINDSBORG, KANS, - nr WAS MADE OF WIRE, WOOD AND PAPER BY ALEXANDER STROM, KANSAS PIONEER, IN f87|. , COH. >»»BV«rAS£mcc rue. •it: T. M. REG. U. S. P*I. OFF , TEXAS, &BTS ITS MXXAAE FROAA THE I AA\ THE LARGEST 1_IX/IM<=> AN/MAt- IM 7HE. WORLD/ SCIENTISTS CALL /V\E A " v CETACEAN " f VHATS MY COMMON NAME I 'NEXT: \Vhat do Russians call Santa Claus? • THE FAMILY DOCTOR * •. *«•. *». »*». •»» Neuritis Is'Often the Result Of Insufficient Vitamin Bl in Diet VBSTHttDAVi .Mr. llnrmlilKiin tlttKtlty OKll-rn ,>err> I" hllirl mirk it ,,".''. r ""»»'l«B I'/ir/fliium III Ilir I'uiniH llojiil,.. |ii! !a Ilirouuli Nii-nillnif motif y in, lifn HUH. iln. llruivn Irnrm A Her, gam lo i nrli-i-ii' In w ,,|, , hl . rl . (urn ,, t Ntiiiln ( l;iu» Jlruivn. tit In lute. II K r.hm.M nirdirtitlil u-lirti Holty '!!.',"i"' "!'''" Mr - tlrn "" fumlnit ilium ihi- «lri-i-(. sin- fim Lrnr JjJV n-Iiidci-r ou Ilie ruof. . CHAPTER VII parked his ear in front the Carter house, The of street was deserted, except fo_ Santa Claus Brown stumbling homeward, so tired lie was hard ly able to walk. Across the slrce from boarding house, lie slopped and leaned wearily agninst a tree to rest. Alice and Jerry did not see him. "This isn't where I live—this is Hie Carter house," Alice saii to Jerry. "Well, you live right next door —and I'm parking here. I want to I talk to you, and not have all those hoarders listen to me." "Sure you just want to talk Jerry?" she nsked. "Yes," Jerry said. Then he embraced her suddenly. "And look—I want lo tell you I really think you're a swell girl!" Alice pulled away. "That's all over, Jerry, You're just—drunk." ' "All right, if that's the way you feel about it," Jerry said bitterly. He started the motor again. "Thanks for the lovely evening, Prince Charming." Jerry looked at her hard. "Going format on me? home for you." Okay, He started the car suddenly. Neither of them saw Sanla Claus Brown as he started to cross the slreel to the boarding house. The car shot out, bore down on him. There was a grating of brakes, a sharp stop, then silence. Alice and Jerry got out. "You've killed him — you've killed Santa Claus Brown!" Alice screamed. "Oh—Jerry—" Together they bent over the old man. "Darling, it wasn't my fault— he walked right into the path of the—" Santa Claus Brown opened his eyes with a little moan. "Don't blame him," he murmured. "I was tired. I could in front—of—the—" His eyes close( am! he lay still. "Alice—help me—take him t the hospital," Jerry stammered. She helped him lift Brown into the car. They drove oft in terrified silence to the hospital, * « • traveled taut through the small town. Santa Glau Hrowrt was a favorite characler When Alice and Jerry came out o the hospital, there was an anxiou; crowd outside waiting for news As Jerry appeared, hostile murmurs ran through the crowd in a rising tone. "Listen, Brown isn't dead,' Jerry pleaded defensively. "He isn't going to die. I'm out getting a little fresh air—in a minute I'm going to give him a blood transfusion." Another murmur went through the crowd, less hostile this time. Mrs. Brown appeared on the hospital steps. Mrs. Drakin and Mr. Middleton mslied up to her from the street, need for you to bother phoning 3 >oiir daughter, Mrs. Brown," said Mrs. Deakin excitedly. "I called up over my own phone—long distance—and 1 don't want you fo mind the charges either—70 cents for three minutes. Somebody there is going to get in touch with her,.and send her here as soon as possible. But from what they said I don't think she's doing quite as well as you—" Mrs. Brown interrupted her. "Her daddy will be—so happy f she gets here in time. Did you lei! them to have her fly—get here as soon as she can?" "Yes, I told them all that," re- Jlied Mrs. Deakin sententiously. "They said they'd get her right away. Anything else you want me to do—even it it involves the cost of long distance telephoning, "'11 be most glad to do it for you." "Thank you so much," said Mrs. Brown. "I'm going back to papa hardly see. I walked right deep and sorrowful, more and low. I fell—a little faint in here." She stifled a sob. She walked past Jerry without word or a glance and entered he hospital. As Jerry and' Aliee turned to ollow her in, a clock struck 12, Christmas bells rang out, nierrily at first, but gradually they became more like a dirge. •t * •JiWO hours later Jerry and Alice lelt the hospital; the slreel WHS de-sorted except for the few people who still .stood nearby, wailing. "Jerry, shaken and weak, made an attempt to be brave. "WeJl^I Icnock Santa Claus down—then I try to make him— Dll well again." Alice, walking silently, doggedly ahead of him, did not answer. "Gosh—they love him in this town," Jerry wcnl on. "Wouldn't get that turn out if I got hit \ ly a car. Funny Ihing, lie's just a night watchman—get.-? a punk salary probably—lives in that lousy boarding house of yours, but they come out in gangs to pray for him. "When I was—a little boy-*l used to think he was the real McCoy—maybe he is at thai—never thought I'd grow up to knock out —Santa Claus —on Christmas Eve—" Alice turned on him suddenly. "I didn't either in those- days. You were different. You had feel- ngs, ambitions. You were going o be a great engineer—remember? Then an explorer, do big, dangerous things—you had a qual- '—I don't know what happened it. You've turned hard—and lateful—and drunken—" 'Alice—don't!" Jerry pleaded veakly. "Please!" "I can't help it," Alice sobbed. 'I loved you—the real you, not his silly bragging rich man's' son —Oh, Jerry—you know Santa Brown hasn't much chance—he's making them lell (he crowd every- hing's all right—he doesn'l want o spoil their Christmas. He vouldn't let the officer hold you or drunken driving. "He loves you and me, all of us. He's trying so hard to give us all a merry Christmas—the last Ihing he can do for us. And you —you—" She ran off, leaving him sland- ing there, staring after her. "Alice—you hale me!" Jerry said bitterly. "I wish the car had hit my worthless carcass—instead of—Santa Claus." He watched her disappear in tlie darkness. (To Be Continued) neuritis merely means localized pain due to disturbance in n nerve. Frequently the nerve which is at fault can be determined by a- careful examination en tlie'jiart of the physician. In some instances the prescription of large doses ol vitamin Bl IMS resulted in the disappearance of localized pain of such character. Sometimes there are infectious of the human body which interfere with proper nutrition, and the patient develops a deficiency cf vitamins. This Is true In typhoid fever eases, where the requirement for vitamin Bl is inceased because -of BY DR. MORRIS FISIIHGIX Editor, Journal of the American nicdic.il Association, and of Hygcla, tho Health Magazine Chiefly significant among symp- a deficiency toms associated of vitamin Bl is neuritis. There are nit kinds of neuritis. Sometimes SURE I'LL PUT'EM ON AN' COME OVER TO YOUR HOUSE IP yOU'LU PUT 'EM ON AN COME OVER TO MIME RIGHT AFTER / I SURE WILL • - YOU GOT TO HAVE SOMEBODY OUTSIDE TH' FAMILY DO IT" KIDS GET WISE MIGHTY QUICK THEY'RE FOXY THESE DAYS ' THAT'S WHAT MAKES THIS A GREAT COUMTRV ONE KID THINKS SAWTY 15 SHORT AN' FAT AND ANOTHER KID THINKS HE'S TALL AN THIN.' Y6S SIR, IP THEY EVER GOT US ALL THINKIN' ALIKE WE'D BE SO REGIMENTED THAT WE'D HAVE TO WAIT PER A. BUGLE CALL TO TURN OVER IN INDIVIPUALITV ByJ. R. Williams OUR BOARDING^ HOUSE with Major Hoople r'd Mil I A-T^ V / ».,T,- ^T~~ ' ""X /^>-'-S^Z»wZ2^>^7rr7T- ~ ^ EGAD GREAT NEWS.' TWIG6S SENDS A CHECK FOR LlSTEM, YOU 8USV80DIES you HELPED ME MAB TMAT "3TATUE CROOK~~MUMBLE, w CAHOOTS WITH HIM, VOU'GREAT BIG iNT£U£CrUAL)~> — C,o \ AM ENCLOSING A. SHARE OF THE: *5000 REWARD/— MUMBLE, JUST WHAT THE TOM .. JERRY INDUSTRY 4 AMD MOW IP OUST SLIDE A WET THUMB BACK OVER YOUR DIARY, YOU'LL 5HOOK COCONUTS IM YOUR LAP WAITING FOR THE GO-AHEAD SlGNN-/ I AW -RETIRIN& FROM SCOT- ' UMO YARD—MUMBLE, MUMBL6 (spur ruts ftottsy MTU MRS. HO/ YJHAT A PLEASANT VULE THIS WILL BE.' MENTAL STRAW SNAPPING - e OIDM'T READ WE pftRT6 w PARENTHESES icessive diarrhea. I Unquestionably Hie patients of a previous generation who had typhoid fever developed neuritis which was ascribed to the typhoid, but which was apparently due to a lack of vltnmin Bl in the diet. There are seme cases In which poisons are particularly detrimental to the nerve tissues. Sometimes vitamin Bl seems to bring about relief, but not always. Apparently this is concerned with the manner in which the poisons absorb vitamin B. There are a number of causes of vitamin Bl deficiency which are associated with the general metabolism of tlie body. In many diseases, such as beriberi, pellagra-, or diabetes, neuritis is a frequent complication. These diseases are associated with loss of appetite and failure of the bowels to absorb the necessary materials. In such cases, vitamin Bl is very helpful in controlling the symptoms. Vitamin Bl is available in. fresh foods, such as potatces, native vegetables, pork and liver, eggs, milk, fruits and especially beans and whole grain cereals. The substitution of such materials for refined cereals and for dried foods will frequently bring about improvement. If vitamin Bl is needed, dried yeast, wheat germ, liver, kidney, nnd pure vitamin Bl added lo the diet will help to lake care of the deficiency. Special nltcmlcn must always be given to the diet of people who liave debilitating diseases of the types that have heen mentioned; nnd especially to people with fever, excessive action of the thyroid gland, or severe gastro-inles- tinal diseases. The amount to be given must be determined by a physician who has studied carefully net only uie pmient but also the nature of the case. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago The optional county school unit law of 1029 was declared a local act and therefore unconstitutional by the Supreme Court today A. B. McReynolds, Texas evangelist, closed his services last ni°1it at the First Christian church with S7 additions to the church. A blind man, who 'sells pencils on'the street, brought a' dollar's worth of candy to Goodfellows headquarters today, stating that he wanted to do his share. Five Years .Ago. "In His step", a beautiful pa"- eant written by Mrs. Stuart H Salmon will be presented at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Max D. Miller will go to Marianna tomorrow to spend Christinas Employes of the nit?, and koxy theaters here, the Malonc of Sikeston and the American at Charleston, had a banquet at the Snider restaurant last night complimenting their employers, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCntchen. who were presented a silver tray, a coffee table nnd a smoking cabinet. One Year Ago Washington—President Roosevelt today named Works Progress Administrator Harry 1,'. Hopkins- to be •-• secretary ,' of commerce,- in a move interpreted in-some quarters as a boost t for him' toward" the 1940 New Deal Democratic presidential nomination. . - • • Rich Silver Mine Proves Geologists Were Wrong KELLOGG, Ida. ,'(UP) —' The greatest silver-producing mine in the United States—the Smishtne— has proved that, geologists can be wrong. Located In what is called a dry ore belt, the mine when first begun was regarded- by geologists and mining engineers as of little importance. Then the fabulous silver strike was made. Later they said that when tlie shaft reached a certain depth silver would be replaced by lead or copper. It was not. The same prediction was made when two other formations were reached. They were wrong. How wrong they were Is shown by the fact that for every 100 feet of depth, the Sunshine mine has produced 2,000,000 ounces of silver. Fourth Year Trips Marriage MONTGOMERY, Ala. (UP) — The fourth year of marriage in Alabama Is the hardest. Tlie state health department reports afler n survey that approximately one- tenth of all divorces are granted to couples man-led four years. HOLD EVERYTHING - By Clyde Lewis "The trouble with this company is thai ii shoots loo manv Pictures and not enough aclors!" ^

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