The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1939 · Page 4
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEV1LLB COURIER NEWS THE gOTOIER N3WS OO. H, W. HAINES, publisher *' GRAHAM 5UDBUBY, Editor F. NORRI3, Advertising BLYTflEVlLLE, (AHK.) COURIER NEWS Sole Natipna! Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dajlies, Inc., N«w York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon • Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ut the post- office at Blytievllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- «res«. October 9, 1?17. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES fly carrier In the City of BlythevIHe, l&o per week, or 65c per month. By mail, wUliln a radius of 50 miles, 53.00 per year, 5J.&0 for six montlis, 7Sc for three months, by mall In postal zones two to six inclusive, 16.50 per year; In'zones seven and el«ht, 110.00 per, payable in advance. Mr. Hitler Might Read Ilis Own Propaganda Across our desk today, somewhat belated, comes n little booklet about German carols and Christmas toys, sent with the best wishes of Hie German Library of Information in New York. If we recall correctly it marks the first time we have received ;\ Christmas booklet from the s a m e source though we have been receiving an ever increasing flow of material from the library in the.last few. months. Granting that this booklet was sent us by hard-hearted propagandists who know their trade and have little room for sentiment themselves we wonder if it does not, after all, reflect some of tho real feeling of the German people and point the way toward possible overthrow in the not loo dim future of a regime that sets itself above God. We cannot bring ourselves to believe that the Germans, who in their reverence for Jesus, created such Christinas songs as "Silent Night! Holy Night!" and gave them to the world eau be wholeheartedly behind a dictator, such as Adolf Hitler who, until recent events have weighed heavily upon him, spurned and derided all who would place any one or any power, mortal or immortal, above him. Hitler's persecution of ministers of the Gospel and his religious intolerance have brought powerful factors to work against him in his own laud. Since the outbreak of the war he has scon lit 16 align himself frequently f"'witli God" but it is hardly likely that such statements will deceive many. Yes, even a booklet distributed by Hitler's own agents seems to point tlio way toward his ultimate downfall—not by gaining him friends in this country but by emphasizing llic solid faith of the simple German folk in a more permanent basis for pence than the leadership of any mere man. Link With Ike Past A little sad is the story told by Dr. Ales Hrcllicka, physical anthropologist of the Smithsonian Institution, that a Russian scientist has discovered a new Neanderthal skull to provide another link in the story of mankind. It is particularly ironic that the discovery should have been made in a land whose leaders have reverted to the Neanderthal tactics of brutal clubbing and pillage. The whole incident is a poignant illustration of the incessant struggle science -has carried on against the Willful folly of men it is trying to help. OUTOURWAY War—Simplified Eighteen months to go, and the war will be over—write it on your calendars. This confident prediction comes from J'iiul Bringuier, chief of the editorial stall of the Paris Soil', who is visiting in Montreal. This is the way M. Bringuier sizes it up: The allied blockade is working. Before 18 months are over, Germany will be forced to make some bold move in a desperate effort to extricate herself from an impossible economic .situation. Then, says tho Parisian journalist, Germany will blunder, and the war will he over. Just like that. Eighteen months is a long time; but even that limitation would be of some comfort if the world cotiltl count on it. Unfortunately, M. Bringuier must he suspect. He has an ax to grind, and he is tising the well-known propaganda method of filling up the band wagon. Too many people in these parts still remember the confident opinion of experts in 101't who presented irrefutable proof that the World War could not last longer than six months. AW So Many & t ths It is not necessary now, Americans learn, to lake a daily bath in winter. In fact, it's better not to. Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of a daily newspaper column, says a couple of baths a week are sufficient. In Jersey City, N. J., Dr. Pishbcin's recommendation recently won support when the water commissioner urged residents to take only one bath a week to conserve water. Conservation of water is not the doctor's reason for advising fewer baths. Too much bathing in winter, he pointed out, is not good for the skin. Other physicians have recently come to his support in urging over-fastidious folks to spend less time in the bathtub and beneath showers. To citizens below the age of .12, this news is as gratifying as tho rumor that the circus is coming to town, To many of them it; will provide potent propaganda against parental suggestions that, the weekly bathing program might profitably b(i•'expanded! from the conventional Saturday night routine. Looking for Utopia A university president, Dr. Aniaud C. Marls of Buckncll, recommended recently that the two major political parties pick a coalition President for 1940, to serve for the duration of the war. Such a man, said tho educator, must be one with "no political ambitions for himself and willing to surround himself with advisors who may excel him in reputation and ability." You find him, doctor—wo')! elect him. SO THEY SAY France and Britain are fighting for Europe, for themselves, but not for the benefit of spectators.—Joan Glruudoux, French commissioner of information. * * t Every voter "knows that we can't have any general prosperity unless the farmer is waking money.—Senator Arthur Capper (Rep., Kim.) SIDE GLANCES • SERIAL STORY BLACKOUT "It's such a satisfaction lo HO shopping wilh you. My daughter creates a scene when I order a chocolate eclair." THIS CURIOUS WORLD KS 0 7 THAT THEIR. BLOOD WILL MIX HARMONIOUSLY fMOAHS AP>K WAS MADE OF ,,,,V J i'' I ' ICU "' iVl ""*' Ciirroll mid IUT flii.iiM., Vliii-vnt <lrr KV , niluivr of titetiuia timl JtJvciilun-r, J| ro . ll1 l.umluii Unrlj,^ UK? furjy lo I niuu Stiili>». '.1hir>- 1 |i**il l |»- Illrln-i! Miien ;i Mrlkh.t. InH-.ti-,- lluimlj}- fiimoltu lu-uulr nraisutir* \liu-en< Jn ,1 l.uuilim rt-ntiiurant. tlucrut iloi'H nul r.plnl,, u ,,,y«. U'rluus ciirj l,rnui;lu lj,- u milU'r. fa IJK- terror of nn nlr i-iilj ultmti, iJiiecjil i]li,;i|>|i<>iit-«. .llnrj- IK Mvt-nt *mii Hit* cruivt} liilo *Jif Hlr riild iliHttr, „,,j .1,,, nl,u,in (Hi,,), CHAPTER II ANYTHING could happen in a London air raid alarm. And what was happening was that Mary Carroll was being held in Ihe strong arms of a strange man. Terror cholsed her as she struggled to bleak free. But her fears wore calmed when the man spoke again in Hie same deep, obviously Yankee voice: "I'm not going to take any chance on having you break your neck on Ihe stairs," he said. Mary opened her eyes. In the beam of the porter's flashlight she caught a glimpse of a rugged figure and a crest .of obviously red hair above a broad grin and smil- ii)R eyes. She saw the stranger looking at her. It was only a hurried glance, but there wus something friendly and kind about it. "You look like a girl from America," lie mumbled. "T Jim," she said simply. "How did you know?" He laughed. "Feeling belter? I'll carry you downstairs." "Thanks—you'ii: very kind. Did you just appear from nowhere to rescue me?" "No, I'm a doctor on air raid duly and Ihis is one of my emergency stations. You were just 'in (he line of duty,' " He handed her a gas mask, carried her downslairs. "Thanks so j much/' she whispered as he put her down. "Okay—and good luck." The young American doctor spoke quickly and then turning, was swallowed in llic gob of blackness and the blue of fantastic bobbing masks around her. I^OR a minute, Mary stood alone and uncertain. Then the revealing beam of the porter's flashlight swung around to outline Vincent nearby. She stumbled toward him. When she touched his arm, he wheeled sharply. "Oh," she heard him say through his mask. "It's you, Mary. Sorry we got separated in the jam. Here's your mask!" Instantly, Mary sensed his voice OW CAN VdU SSr ATONIN& .RORK TO UNDING WITHOUT TOUCHING ANSWER: By striking another of the same Ditch near il. NEXT: The dangerous griizly bear. THE FAMILY DOCTOR *• «• •«*. <*. * f*C. 'Exercises Involving Spinal Column !Should Be Taken With Precaulions 1 BV UK. MORKIS Hs'ilBEIN Eililor, Journal of the American , Medical Association, anil of Hygcla, the Health Jlajazluc The human body is an extraordinary niachnnlsm. Because of its complexity, nil sorts of strange notions are developed about keeping it in the best working condition. It recently occurred to the professor of annlomy In Cambridge was strained. silently. She clung lo him The porter was barking orders like a top sergeant. "Everyone put gas masks on. A. R. P. regulations." In the pilch of the cellar, people jerked like puppets, the masks lurning Ihem into strange Martian figures. Fat sandbags wcvc propped against the windows and the wine kega had been rolled away to give clearance in the middle of the room. Even so, the jam was frightening and the wheeze of breathing in the masks like death gasps. Winnies dragged like hours until, fis suddenly as it had begun, the banshee wails of the sirens stopped. Ears strained for five awful sound of crashing bombs, heard instead the welcome sound of the "All Clear" signal. London's Black Watch had kepi Ihe enemy planes away. There was a stir in the restaurant shelter as gas masks came oil people went pell-mell to the stairs. Mary heard Vincent's voice whispering, "Let's gel out of here, False alarm." Hurried along, she went with him—saw him fling n pound note on Ihc (able for galiiev up their Iheir check and coals. Outside, even tlo darkness of blackout was welcome. Gratefully, they drew in deep draughts of the frosty, foggy air. "I hale that sort of thing," Vin- Puzzlec!, Mary stared at the oversize card. cent said, his voice still strained. 31 seemed odd /or Vincent lo be unnerved by the experience, but Mary could understand his fear. After all, Vincent had been a pilot in a bombing plane himself. "Lei's no! think about it," she ;airi. "I might tell you, though, that I was panicky when I found I'd lost you. I'm ashamed of myself, honey, but honestly, I almost dove oft into an old-fashioned faint. It was lucky tiiat a doctor was al hand to scoop me up and find a gas mask for me. He mual have given mo his own." The thought of the stranger's disregard of his own safely thrilled her. "They keep extra masks in (he shelter," Vincent explained. Tenderly, he bent to.lass her cheek lightly. "You're . a sweetheart," he -said. "Madhouse., bxisiness-r-- Ihat air raid stuff. 'Let's' hope we'll be back in New York this time next week." * * * JgY the time they'd stumbled through the darkened streets to Mary's hotel, Vincent was his same gay self. "What ho," he nEiid as he guided her through the muffled lobby to the dcslc. "There's a message lor you."' Mary's eyes danced. "Ah—al last!" she cried out joyously. There could be no mistake about the envelope tire desk cleric handed her. It bore the stamp of Ihc American consulate and inside was a note. Mary slepped to the desk light to read it. She came back to Vincent, drawing him aside so no one would overhear. "We're sailing on the Moravia tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock," she whispered. "The consulate warns us to keep it secret." Vincent nodded. "Swell. I'll rush over to my lodgings and pack. We'll meet in the morning for coffee and get the first train to Southampton. "Your tickets and passporls are safe?" "Silly, of course. And you hang on to your pocketbook for dear life, loo." Mary lifted her lovely face to I him. "Vincent, now that we're | failing tomorrow, I can't help be ii litlle afraid. Bo many boats have been sunk! I've read about the tragedies until they've haunted I me. I see lifeboats tossing in the) open sea every time I close my eyes. Spies are everywhere waiting a chance to pass the word which wilt mean torpedoing another ship. That's why 'we've got to be so secretive about when we sail. Even so, we can't be sure. Are you frightened, too?" Vincent looked down at her, his eyes exciting. "Mug," he said endearingly, "next week we'll be in Now York—Mister and Missus. Nothing ran happen to us—and if it does—wel!,' j('ji happen to- . ,,,Thc lobby, of the.ljttlq hotel u..~ strangely quiet.' Besides, in these days of men in mufti, nobody seemed to care if a man kissed his Eiri goodby in public. So Vincent kissed Mary, his lips hungry on hers. "Good night, dearest," he ?r, huskily. "See you for breiikfnsl*,, the morning. You'd bolter be on time, bags anil baggage." * * » QOING upstairs in the rusty lift, Mary'closed her eyes. Home —home with Vincent. Europe at war! The juggernauts 'of two mighty powers that hat! rolled over Poland. The French, massed at the Maginot Line. The British fleet prowling (he seas. And yet in the midst of alt this, she and Vincent had found each other- and were going home. In her room, site put lasl-minute Ihings in her bags, checked her luggage, lickefs, and visa and began to undress. As she slipped.out of the bright frock niul into her negligee, something fell from the folds of tja bustle bow—something white ;hlr square. Puzzled, Mary stooped to pick it up. It was n plain, white, oversize card and on it were scribbled two words. "At Midnight." (To Be Continued) By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople WU KUOSV HOW NICE AM' PLUMP i WAS WHEW r tEFT, AM' HOW SKIDS THESE RAMTS F1TJED ME? \\mU_AOOKAT 'EM MOW—AM l-COKIT THESE SHOES, FROM PADDLIM AROUMD LOOKiW FER.A.JOB- •AT'S HOW TIMES IS, OUT IMTH' WORtD/ WEU.,THEyAiio'T AS BAP OFFASHAE-- I EMUSTED IM TH' WIMTER.AWI GET PISCMAR6ED IVJTH' WIMTEH.-- THAI'S VVHY I'VE 8EEM IM 7HIS MAM'S .SERVICE FIFTEEM YEARS.' TWAT5 WHAT I CALL KA.RDLUCK-- GETTIM' DISCHARGED IM HARD TIMES — THAT WHOLE GMJQ AROUND HIM THERE ALL GST THEIR. DISCHARGES WITH1M TH' MEXT TWO WEEKS-AM' THAT BAD EXAMPLE HAD TO POP UP/ EGAD,BUSTER, HAVE \%YOU GRUSS NO <50UL FOR ^WINTER'S vju_o BEMJTIE9? ' ~~HMP-TUfiSIM6 AWAY AT A TO8OGSAM WUEU ^ YOU MIGHT PAUSE TO Ji Revje.U ItJ THE GORGEOUS REDDISH COLORING ABOVE YONDER HILL/ -~. TUis SUBSET RECALLS OWE DAY " 1' SVJJTZ ER LAMD VMHEK' FIRST .MARVELED AT THE U6V, MAJOR, HOW ABOUT HH.PIN6 HORSE THIS •SLED UP THE OR YOU SAVlMG YOUR LESS JUST TO HOLD H^PKlUS? THAT SHOWS MOW UNWASVAEO I AM — t THOUGHT ALPGM6LOV/ WAS SOMB BRAND OF SUDS FOR UUBR1CATIM6 A YODEL/ C'MOM,: ' GRftB TUW ' ROPE AN' , QUIT '• SQUINTW6 AT YOUR Mose/ i COASTING PART.y—- ALP/ -!&'" A i r** / •"**- -tC University, England, to consider the qiiesticn of physical (raining for the human body in relationship to Its construction. The first question tor consideration In this regard is always the .spine. The spinal column has been described as a remarkable piece of mechanism. H Is strong enough to support hundred.'; of ]Kim;l5, yet at the same time elastic. H is furnished pllnnt and with levers touching of the tees while bend-' ing over, and twisting of the trunk ' were greatly emphasized. Nowadays, it is realized thai. (here may be danger to Ihese delicate structures from siicli exercises if they are taken in too energetic a manner. They are particularly dangerous for people with long lens and short arms, who are likely to put too much .strain on the spine. The experts who study such exercises from the point of view of conslructton of and muscles and can be bent in every direction. It grows rapidly during the first clined lo believe two years ot life, increasing from Mit *' of thc S P U " eight inches to IC'i inches. In llic ''"" "' aciult man it. Is about 28Vi inches long, and in a woman 24' inches. From birlh to adult life thc spine Increases in length three and a half limes. individual that the rough and tumble of such Memory Lane Ten Years Ago . Lei; Cazort definitely announce today (hat he would be a candi date for govern or of Arkansas nes year . . , The best, outdoor Christ mas decoration entered in til contest sponsored by Ihe Arkahsa Missouri Power corporation wa that of Mrs. George Hnbbarci 01 West Main street . . . The rqNjf the body arc in- that the 1110- ic is largely an ''l—l^J 1 ^ ^on V T Salary Mellon demanded as Use first. slcp in Games us football, soccer, baseball and cricket is much less dangerous than squad drill or organized "jerks" of thc spine. Between each one of thc. bones Srifnrp Will of thc spine there Is tissue known uutl "- t " M1 as Hit- Inlervprtcbral disk, in the center of which is a soft material called Ihe nuclei!.-, pulposus. This serif., e.v-.emi.illy' the function of b.illheiu-lng. lessen!!!!? thc shock of cnn'.ict between the bones ot tlic i-pfiip. and also permitting them to Kji.-ilc easily one en the other. >"•',>' in recent years has tlie Imp: r (auce of those ballbearing devices come lo be fully realized. They live rfc'.lcalc. and, if they liappt'n lo be squeezed or pushed out of place, a long-continued pain Breathing of Porpoise "clean, up" cf prohibition enforce I ment to.iay by Senator Morris o Nebraska. Five Veers Ago Mr. and Mrs. Arch Grny Pcovia, 111., left today after spend ing g-.cvcr.il days witli Mr. and Mr; C. M. Gray . . . Mr. and Mr; Jimmie I.cdbcttcr of Helena, wli PHILADELPHIA (UP.)—Five sci- formerly lived here, avc visttliv enlists from Swarthmore College relatives in the city until iind the Academy of Natural Scl- . . . Mr. ami Mr.;. Karl dices are attempting lo determine of Oklahoma Cily, arrived Smuia how long a porpoise can hold its to .spend a wc-ck wilh Mr. Kroner' breath. parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. ISiac) Armed trith nets, (he parts' will . . . Mr. and Mrs. BoimiV, Bcr 1:0 to Cape Ifatleras lo capluro fic!:l ot Para, IM.. arc visiting Mrs- .some cf thcfe sea-going maminab, Bcrfictct's parents, Mr. and Mr; known for their friendliness. Win. bang, The animals will be. brought One. Year back lo Swarthmore, where they Berlin—Tlie conirolled Nazi prcs In the buck may "rcilill. Ill rela- will be fitted with corset-like jack- today announced in blazluV'lwad lloiiiliii) io physical exercises per- ct.s. wired for reactions. An electro- lines the "titter defeat of th 'li'wi-l r?r lic^!!b, Ur?v art f-.pe- cavdlaer-jph vvl'l to used irTaiis-'Untied'States effort to .icWaveS .ull., niiportiiil.. v.cnns cine ol Ltlcmes unshed united Amctictiu licnl ?,t the Sf In culnlhcnlCB ol Ihc old l^'ptj riddles. fan-American conieienco at Liau.

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