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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COUBIEK NEWS THE BLYTHEViLLE COURIER NEWS ; THE COURIER NXWB OO, • H. W. HAIOTM, Publisher J. GRAHAM BUDBORY, Editor PAlfUKL P. NORRIS, AdTertkiOf Huu«er Sole National Advertising Representatives: Ariunat Dallte*, Iocs,, Xew York, Chicago, Detroit, St, Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter tit tlie post- .offlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, -jnder act ot Con- tteie, : October 9, 1917. Served by the United Frees. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In. the City ol Blytheville, IBc p«r week, or 65c per .month. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $3.00 per ywir, $1.50 for six months, 75c lor three months, >y .mall--In postal'zones two to six inclusive, ,K&) per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable In *d-*nce. Defending American Shores It is always easier for military and naval leaders to "talk turkey" with . Congress when the grim reality of war Js readily apparent somewhere in the world. The contempt with which civilians are likely to treat uniformed dignitaries during peace time vanishes (juickly the moment a gun goes ofl'. The 'discomfiting picture drawn by Admiral Harold B. Stark, chief of naval operations, before the JIon.se committee on naval affairs, might have been accepted with cynical smiles a few years ago. The possibility of a foreign coalition attack on the United States would have been regarded as sheer fantasy. '-• Today, Congress and .the nation arn •willing to listen. The United States fleet, said the admiral, is badly prepared to meet the shock of an enemy .coalition on/both its shores. Unless the fleet is enlarged at least 25 per cent, the naval jeridei- estimated, the United • States will ''find itself in a relatively weak position at the end of the present war. Admiral Stark urged the committee to recommend immediate passage of the Vinson naval expansion bill to appropriate ?l,300,OOOjOOO for naval additions. Coming simultaneously with the iul- miral's .testimony was the report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which suggested dire .possibilities if any nation over found cause to attack the United States. ..Production of bombing planes capable of making iiourstop flights across thet Atlantic flights and back to European bases was given as an implied threat against American security. Other experts have offered, from lime 4o time, what they believe io-bo evidence of threat (o America's alleged impregnability. Military and naval men are worried as they watch the world grow smaller. Some of the stamlpnl isolationists are resolved to disregard this testimony. But most congressmen arc willing to listen, just as the rank and file of citizens in the United States are willing to listen and wonder how much of all this is true. The world is in an explosive state, and 'military men are being given an ear these days. Few people have any real idea as to how serious these potential threats to our security may be. Finland, it was generally believed, would fall in a week or so when llussia began pushing across the Einnish border. But Finland is holding on, and the Soviet troops arc being .thrown back. The United States, under any cir- cumslauces, must be prepared to a .reasonable point. In a world tlitit is armed •o tjie teeth, the best security for any nation is to have plenty of powder and to keep It dry. At the same lime, we must avoid the mistake of plunging the nation in- lo a financial state based on military economy. We can be over-prepared, too. \Ve must guard against letting military appropriRtic;is gel out of hand. The best kind of defen.se against external enemies and domestic chaos is a proper' balance between war expenditures and normal peacetime operations. View* oj Publication to thte column at •dUorlali (nn other newspapers doc* not aecesMrtly endorsement but Ic ui »cknowledgiMot <rf ttreet in the lubjccte discussed. Goliath Leads With His Chin The huinilinilng defeats inflicted on the Russian army by the Finns seem to have caused a remarkable psychological change in the Kmn- pcnn silmiUon, Lloyd George, | n Ills Sunday Posl-DI.sp.ileh nrllcJc, says (lint Britain fillet France, though they arc themselves in a life • nnd-clettlh tilruggle, stand in absorbed wonder at Ihe turn the conflict in Finland has taken. Tlic events In Finland are dun not only to the' Incredible stupidity of (he Russian high command, os MaJ. Fielding Eliot makes -clear, hut to the brilliant ladles o! Baron Mnnnerlielm and the esprit dc corps of Ihc Finnish army. Willie a lift has been given by the Finnish victories to the nnti-lolalitarlan forces In Europe, they hiwc also apparently ci-cnlcd consternation in fiimin ant! Germany. We rend of the Russians on Ihc Mnnnerlielm line, which they luive been imnble to pierce, attacking the Finns by means of loud speakers. Through thc.se loud speakers nrc shouted warnings Hint unless ihe Finns isurrendcr, "Germans will come," Goliath says, "Drop thnl slingshot or I'll got my bis brother." Again, (he Russians are complaining bitterly to Sweden and Norway for permit- ling troops and supplies lo go lo Ftnlnml; they arc particularly annoyed because the Swedish press is permitted lo si\y wlml it will about the Finnish war. Lloyd George snys the effect of the Finni.sh war Is to draw Germany nud Russia closer together, and perhaps this explains the German iroop movements along flic borders of Belgium and The. Netherlands, which has caused Belgium lo mobilize and the Dutch and British lo take Immediate defense measures. Is Ihls iv bluff on the part of Berlin (o intimidate neutrals and to create a diversion .which might relieve to in certain extent flic concentration of attention on ' Finland and, more Important, cause a lessening ol shipments to that beleaguered country? In any event, Ihc much-touted Russian military and air forces, which .have put on such stupendous circuses in Red Square in Moscow on demonstration days, arc revealed as woefully weak. Not only has Ihc army been set hack ju Us licels, but the .Russian bombers seem lo be adept largely at hitting cow pastures instead ol civilians or military objectives. Meantime, Time's "Man of the Year," Josef Stalin, to whom was attributed such shrewdness in capitalizing Ills deal with Hitler, hns committed what may lie considered (he worst, political and military blunder -of the decade in his invasion of Finland. Stalin, In Ihc picturesque language of the prlM ring, led with his chin. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. TUESDAY, JANUARY 1C, 104 It. is Imperative that, us a people, we weigh hypororillcally Ihc claims of those who paint oar hopes and possibilities as a democracy hi colors dour and drear. Americans have no heart for defeatism.—Rabbi William P. Roscublum, New York, * * » In lhe.se present moments, no spiritual leader, no civil leader, can move forward on a specific plan to terminate destruction and bnlll anew. Yet, the time' for that will surely come.—President Roosevelt, to Pope Phis XII. SIDE OUNCES by GaJbraith opR.;inoayiic> st«vic £ ; INC. r u. nee, u s wr. on • SERIAL STORY BLACKOUT 'BY RUTH'AYERS 'COPYRIGHT, IDS*. NCA 'SER VICET INC. "1 .[>ro.|Kisc(l inarringc ID her and slid she wouldn't lei me sett old .J. 15.!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ARCTIC ISLANDS AND BACK.RIVEP PRESERVE, A <S>-A/V\E AND PRE25ERX/E OR , HAS .AREA OP /WORE THAN 439.OOO SQ.MILES. Dr. O'Connel l>ri.|i:iri!* Miiry for (liu niXTnllui Hie imriil}*ls of Tiiclnl m-ri-c*. A* "lit |fi>i'» tliiili-r lli>. IIII.-U'MI, C (|(.,Mil<-y KITH Vlui-i-tjf mill Curlu, the hi o ml hoy i>f MM- Miinivlli. <;||. m-rl H rulrr i-,jj,,,.» ,„ j,,. P , f,,i,, tl> . Inn l-riUjHurliii:!)-. Sin- troiHlvni l( £Mnra:,£i. M " r CBr '« 11 CHAPTER XIX jyjARY CARROLL -woke in soft while bod. Why did her face feel like hard baked ginger bread? Why toul she see only through little slits o stiff, frosting? Then she remembered. Di O'Connell had operated to end 111 paralysis from Hie blow she luu suffered on the Moravia. Had tit operation been successful? Wa she Mary Carroll again? Through the slits in the adhcsiv. tape, cut for her eyes, siie conk see a white figure at her side A private nurse, who introducec herself as Miss Babcock. "What time is il?" Mary wanlct lo know. "Five o'clock. You've had a long sleep," Miss Babcoci; answered. Mary tried lo move. "You musln'l do |(ILI|," the nurse cautioned. "You must lie perfectly still." She held Mary's head i. her hands lo prevent furlhei movement and Mary drifted back into a new world. It was Paris ,-ind spring and there was no war. Only a "wai ot nerves" and the sloul-hcartcd rtid not worry. There was a party at a count's villa at Passy. Mar.v would wear her Robin Hood red dress. And UuiC distinguished young man with the scar on his face. Who was he? Why, that's Vincent Gregg, an aviator. He was her fiance. Only not her fiance then, and later when he was—why, Carla Marchetta— She awakened with a scream. "The other has made you sick," Miss Babcock spoke calmly. "Lie still and the nausea will pass away." * * * gEVERAL (Says later Miss TJab- coek told her she" was much bctler. Mary knew it without being told. It seemed a preface of something the nurse would say. Mary waited. Finally H came: . ''You mumbled some strange things about the sinking of the Moravia in your sleep, Mrs. Lenox," the nurse said. "It bear out what I've been thinking al along and what a lol of olhc people think, loo. Someone wa behind it, Mrs. Lenox. I know it.' Mary nocJded, her face stiff be hind the white muzzle of hand ages, "I know," she agreed. "I've thought so, a thousand times." "My father's an inspector a Scotland Yard," Miss Babcoc! went on. "I've told him what you said in your delirium. H ma> mean nothing at all. On the olhci band, in wartime, one mustn't miss a single chance. "The investigation about the Moravia will be reopened soon because of new clews. H you arc well then, you may be called to testify." "Of course," Mary said quickly. "I want to. What I have to 'saj may not do a bil ot good. But I'd tell every detail I remember." Miss Babcock rose lo attention is Dr. O'Connell's foolsteps were icard in (he hall. "Someone," she finished hurriedly, "has been tip- ling off the enemy to the lime of ships' departures. The Moravia and others. Find out into whose lands tiie information went and you'll know something." * * * *. O'CONNELL was hopeful, contrary to custom, after he iad placed new dressings on Mary's face. "You're doing beautifully, Mrs Lenox." "Would Mrs. Lenox be allowed full tray tomorrow?" Miss Babock asked. For the past few days Mary had io(ed a sing-song: Would Mrs. Lenox like this? Voulcl she like that? Would Mrs. •enox like lo hear the radio? Voulcl she .care to have Ihe nurse ead lo her? It was not only her \vn nurse who asked, but other urses on the floor. Mary could not understand why he was getting such attention. In fin-time London, with a hospital ull ot patients, why should nurses e taking all this trouble for a more refugee? J it because of Dr. O'Connell lat you are all so good to me?" he asked the night nurse. "I don't understand, Mrs. Len- x," the nurse protested. /'We on't do any more for you than or anyone else." "But you have been good I me." Mary remembered the side quate, but scarcely exacting, car she'd had as a ward patient in Hi same hospital. "Well, of course, v.'e have trie lo make you comfortable," Ih nurse replied. "For there's noth ing anyone In this hospita wouldn't do for Dr. Lenox." For Gilbert Lenox's sake, then Mary had been given care tha could not have been surpassed fo; members of the Royal Family His wife—but only in name. Thes< thoughtful suggestions, these comforts and kindnesses, all bccaiin of Gilbert. "I wish Mrs. Tully could sec im now." Mary smiled as she recallec the occupant of the next ward bee when the victims of the Moravia'' 1 torpedoing had been nursed back to health. bandages come ofl tomorrow," Dr. O'ConneU ;t/slled into her room one af(er- : 10011. "Can you tell me anything about lie results, Doctor?" Mary coulc lot hold back - the question. Il' vas so important ior her to know t Ihe operation would be success- ul. It meant everything to her— he difference between sunshine ind fresh air and the stifled existence of an eternal blackout. Dr. O'Connell shook his thatch, of iron gray hair. [ "Tomorrow will tell that," he! said. | * * * HPllE next morning was unbelievably long. The hours 1 dragged until noon was announced! from a hundred steeples. A brief' sleep shortened the afternoon, buti it was growing dark when Mary] heard Dr. O'Connell's step at her! door. . ? Soon she would know. But did she really want to know? What if she should always remain Anna Winters? Had Mary Carroll really; died on the Moravia? She wished" now that she might postpone this moment. The doctor entered, followed by) his assistant and several nurses.! Gentle hands peeled the bandage?: from her face. A nurse seized Mary's hand as she lifted it toward her cheek. Mary's eyes questioned the sur-- geon, who stared down at her. liis! face was inscrutable. She heard 1 a nurse, sigh. Dr. O'Connell! whislled. softly.; Someone -handed! her a mirror."" •••- )f. lis-.-i (To Be Continued) BV MEANS OF WHICH MESSAGES WERE SENT IN FROM OME HILLTOP TO ANOTHER:. ANSWER: One who kills a king. NEXT: Tlic largest known pearl. condition is called mastoiditis. The cells of the mastoid arc close to the mechanism of the in- with which we maintain our cnuil- ibrium. They arc also close lo Ihc outer covering.of (lie brain and to many ot the important nerves which supply the face with Ihe power of motion and sensation. Finally, (hey are ciose to a large blood vessel which passes from Ihc skull lo become the deep jugular vein. Obvicusly, an infection in such a spot is a serious matter. The trouble begins when the lit- casos as measles, scarlet diphtheria. Mastoiditis is not a co tic trifled with, but if ii ! proper attention, there (likelihood of complete re I e" THE FAMILY DOCTOR t. H. REG. U. S. PAT. Masto.id Trouble May Develop F.ro.n\, Minor Infections This Time ol Year Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago Dr. w. S. McCall is .spending ' OUR BOARDING HOUSE .. .OUREM01 GOING TO VARM1SH KITCHEN CABIMEI AMP ICE BOX THIS IATE At MIGHT ARE YOlJi ' MO, JUCT THE WTCHEN FLOOR -- JUST V^MISH THE KtTCHEN LiMOLEUM IS AIL WHV MOTHERS GET HV 1>H. MOHIUS riSHHEIN Krtitor. .InnriKl of lii<. American ATcdieal Assncialion, ;in t | of Hv.wia. the lle.illli .Miigazinc This is the time of n>o year when minor infections of Ihe car sometimes spread to the masloid process behind tho car. The nias- toid is the nainp of a bone. It is not a disease. When an infection OUT OUR WAY By J. K. Williams % EGAD,TiFF-ANY/ THIS PI.UMSER CONJURES UP A BULLV IWENTio ANJ AUTOMATIC CORK.-PULLER/ - PLACE ATltJY COP OM EACH JlTH A FINGER-POMP TO t SUCK OUT MR AMD SET UP A VACUUM,ECTRACTIN6 THE CORK LMDAMAGED/-"- HMP-KAFF//- COULD S'OU LEND AC * S UMTILJ SAV, FRlOAV, TO BUV THIS PEELS ^ THAT'S f WHEN THAT WHAT IS \ LOAK) COMES .,, .DUE,THE MID-WEEK K> IM THE j MAJOR BITE TO ME/Jpf TRADE \ WILL I MUST BE)-*?/ AS THE ) DECLARE SOFTE^IMG 1/7 SUCTIOM / TUOIG&S UP LIKE AM \( TOUCH.' } HW.F- 0.0 BEDROOM |V (i7 OWlsSER •OF A , VACUUM/ hold his nose loosely and would always keep both nostrils o]ien. When he compresses the nostrils j and blows hard, the air is forced l from the throat and back of the j no.se into the ciislacliian tube i which passes from the back ot i the nose lo the ear. As the air j passes through, germs are forced • .into the cuslnchbn tube. I Scon the little boy hears a {clinking sound in his car. Then I there is a dull feeling, and soon j the car begins to ache. When the doclor culls, he finds that the eardrum is vei-y red au<l that the b:y cannot hear. The doclor can ease the pain by applying a hot water bag and by putting "drops'" inlo the car. If thr eardrum continues to swell and if there is more pain anria rise in temperature, il is important lo open the eardrum as soon as possible so the infcclcd material c.-ui escape. However, if the infection is not controlled, it will spread to the year-old daughter- of Mr. .and'Mrs. 1 C. M. Mack, has been awarded a fountain pen by the Current Science paper of Columbus, o., for an article recently submitted. Five rears Ago and Mrs. Roland Wotfort ami ^ son. Joseph, and daughter. " " wil1 leave tomorrow for Si! Louis where their ly at San Antonio, 1 Texas, yosteE day where he was visiting a ;i| phew. ^ One Year Ago Little nock—Ivy w. Crawford ; Blytheviile, senator from (30: district) Mississippi county. ... one of 17 members of the upn house of the 52nci assembly w. drew four-year terms in the ~M drawing for senate Icrms ever co ducted in Arkansas. Town's Name Changed; Old One Too Tri GARDNER. Mass. (UP1-1T (ilitclinc is correct form today f>; before 1785 the beginning ol" tk story would have read, "Sni|ito>v Mass." -*j Records found by the WI'A Hi- lorical Records Survey reveal lh>- this city of 21.COO was first call' 1 -: Sniplo-.vn fcecDiUie it was foniK of territory snipped from five «.' joining towns. Rea( , Collrler N( , ws Announcements The Courier News has been fornir.'.ly authorized to announce the following candidacies for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi County Judge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON Treasurer K. I. (BILLY) CAINES (For Second Term) 'I1\c Courier ^fews ha.*; been nu- Ihorizcd to announce the (ollow- hiR candidacies for election al t'ne Municipal flection, to be held April 2. Municipal Judge DOYLE HENDERSON iKor Second Term) €ily Clerk I 1 HANK WHITWOUTH t'ilj- .Mloiney UOY MELSON HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis "This ni{! is In-aiul new ;uui I tlon'l waul yon track-'^ ing il upl" - ;

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