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PAGE FOUR BLYTIIEVILLE (AHK,) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS co. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor' SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Malinger Sole Nndonal Advertising Representatives- Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, SI. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the i>o,>i- office at Biytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 3, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blythcvllle, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mull, within » rndlus ol 50 miles, $300 per year, 51.50 for fix months, 75c for three months by mail in postal zones two to six Iticlusivu, $5.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Colorado Faces a Qimmlnry The state of Colorado has ii,"luun- aiul-aggy" pension plan of sorls. The stale of Colorado is frankly in a mess. As a mailer of fad, Colorado's plan is not half so generous as some olliur.s thai have been kicking around the country lately. II provides ?-15 a month minus income for all persons over GO, which is a far cry from SO-cvevy- Thursdiiy or ?200 a month. But' Hie pension amendment has tossed Colorado's liiianccs into such a morass that the more deeply concerned citixen.s have either the .jitters .or insomnia from worrying ahotil it. Now 0. Otto Moore, youthful, lea- ther-luiiffed me.s.swh of the Colonulo pension movement, has anollic'r idea, . and apparently he will get enough endorsement signatures to Ket it liol'ore the electorate iu the next eleiiiotis. Mr. Moore proposes to lax all intaiigilile properly above the first $;!0()0 at the rate of from §5 to i-110 per §1000. His new scheme blithely ignores the fact that such property is already covered in the stale's income lax ksvy, which imposes a flat Lwo per cent on all proceeds from intangibles. After four years ol' the pension program, Ihere arc few official hairs in Colorado that haven't, turned gray. Things had been bad enough, but after a recent decision by Denver .Judge Stanley II. Johnson, state executives were ready to throw tip their hands in complete despair. Judge JoJmsoii lield Ut;tl IICNM'W.S could not be pro-ruled,. as lisul Ijeuu done since Hie inception of the program because of lack of funds. The law, said the jurist, specified '15 minus income to every person over GO,' and Ihere •could be-HO ifs and bills. 1C (lie state didn't have (he money, it would have to gel it somewhere. Furthermore, Uic judge held, citizens who had been shortchanged on their' pensions were entitled lo receive tlic full amounts of un- receivcd pensions. This little item will total jip to :t neat $10,000,1)00—which Colorado hasn't got. As a result of the pension plan, relief clients have been clipped dowij to allowances ranging between £5 and £7 a week—while pensioners have been getting actual grants of between $32 and $'10 per month. To furtlier complicate matters, (lie pension amendment contained a proviso thai 85 per cent of all li, 1( ior taxes and license revenue was to go into the pension fund. The .stale supreme court recently ordered thc.se funds (o be paid. OUT OUR WAY Sfost of Hie cities had already spent them. Denver, for one, is enmeshed in an almost, hopeless financial muddle and will be forced to levy new property (axes (o make up the liquor (ax money spent for normal lax purposes. Voters slill' in doubt about pensions should examine Colorado's pu/./le and be warned. It could happen anywhere where a 'pension scheme is launched without sound 1'mancia! footing. Under no circumstances can a state, or the federal government, suddenly begin to give away money. 1'ension.s must be planned for, built up on a solid economic, structure. Kventually, perhaps, the ciii/.ens of Colorado will back-track and begin building a workable pension system. This will have to be done .soon. Heaping new mistakes on lop of the old ones isn't going [ 0 ]),;|j, ma i| or . s . A'o Meal f'\ )r U'ar i.s never good for the digestion. If. doesn't make much difference as far as food is concerned, whether you live in (,'ermany or Kngland these days. Both nations are at war, and both nations are living on rationed food. Beginning March II, British citizens will be allowed from one pound lo a pound and a half of meal each week— il they .are over six years of age. Children will be on half rations. In Germany, the quota per capila is one pound x l .6 ounces, No mailer how righteous I ho cause it may be lighting for, a nation i.s far from normal during war. The people who don't gel inlo uniforms ;ir<: f ar from being mere spectators to a Moody game. ami I firmly liclievc (hat, with the oslaMishmenl and development of the ne\v order, America will cnmc lo Irani the absence) of it desire on tmr imrl fur dlhcr exclusion or monopoly in I'olh economic and commercial fields.— For'cisii . M!n- islcr llachiro Arita of Japan. Wi! lire cnsiiBod In (he greatest slnigglc of our lives, where the question is the future of our country and the people's liberty or slavery. — President Kyostl Ksillio of Finlnnd. Jnimn did not, waul this \vnr. it was Chirm that wanted Hie w«r-for Japan expected lo wiUK In inirt over the Cliiue.se province.-; ivith rase. They did not wunt to Imvc to fight, bill tiny encountered a milted country. j n p Rll lo( | By )s on the spot.— Lin Yulang, Chinese poet and milhm. Kamine has become part of the strategy or war. To starve women and children of your enemy by blockade and by submarine is one ol the major modern weapons, it is nol a good thini: lo look :d— l-'ormcr President llortai Hoover, * • « H's about time thnf we us a people became intelligently scinsli uboiil our own nntioiiat welfare. 'lucre's plenty of ^crusading lo here at home.-Raymoml J. commander. Ainericnn Legion. Kelly, be done national we fear most is (he more destructive enemy-lhc rncmy from within the ranks -inter- union niiarrelb.-Thc Rev. i)r. John P Bolnml chairman, New York stale Labor Rclnlions Board. MGNMV, FEBRUARY 12, ] • SERIAL STORY THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER BY HELEN WORDEN COPYRIGHT. 1340, "There goes iuy subject for ncxl week's sermon." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson * SO THEY SAY Either people will learn to live together or civilization will perish from Hie face of the enrtli.— Dr. Arthur if. Campion, physicist Ntttol prize winner. &LACK WIDOW -SPIDER. is HARMLESS TO /VvAM... ITS RANC.S BEIM& TO PIERCIE T. M. RLG. U. S. PAT. Off . A-J •f* - WOR.LD POPULxSTiON INCREASED NJEARt-V IN XA/HAT PHASE WfLLTHE MOONl BE IF WE SEE IT AT SUIXJSEST" ANSWER: MZ' First quarter. NEXT: \Vhal arc niolii balls m.itie of? Down Memory Laue A 118-year-old silver h-.ilf dollar ml has not liccn spent .since (he -nitc-hclliim days Is a valued possession of D. M. liushni!: 72 of his. city. . .' . zal H. Harrison, local attorney, will be | i( .;, r | orer ratlio station KWKH. .••hroveuort Ln., (oinorrow night, al thr- invila- lion of VV. K. Henderson , m .,, nl . ' O f the station. rive Years AJ;D Mix Howard PnistoV. who has been ill rrom infiuciua tor seven weeks, is now alilc lo be out. . . . Kimcnil service* were (o lie lield tuiluy a I. Kennetl for Mrs. J. T. Colling. 60. a former resident of Dlytlicvillc, who was struck and killed by ;l n aulomopilc nt Kennell Monday night.. Mr. Co!lin s wild his niytlieville business to Jrunt.s L. Guard about 11 years ago. Our \'ear A^o Some of Blylheville's citir.cys "rose up in arm:;" toilny lo si:))) Ihe Ijill offs-iv.-l in tlic ieeisl.idire yoslerday mafiin- it n misdemeanor for any club, organiznllon. hotel or ip.slaniMiii io serve a • chittcrliiisj dinner us a "lypi f ai Arkansas dinner." YHSTHIUI.lVi l'n:ibln in tlnil .'liirli,, Dun imn-ra In hlx fullic-r'n Mwi uf » ]inrlj with llic .Mnrtliu, 1'an Kt-ts (Inlil. 1'iit iivulilx inciL- (loii tit hlff i-iiKu^i-iin-Nt lo LyjiJn, l,:iU'r hv KufK In ihv iln^lf, jlitdH llu- .Mully jioin-, lie driven toufirtl AllKitiy, CHAPTEK XVI! HAN DONOVAN and Tommy Ityjin turned obviously unfriendly backs on each other at the Albany docks. They had been wailing since early Friday morning for the La Porto barge, Molly, lo dock. II was now 10 o'clock and (lie New York tujj, \vttli ils brood of canal boats wns still jockeying about in an effort to nose ils brood through Ihc opening of Hie locks. Tommy reached for ihe megaphone the docUmnstci- held, "Jii-yu, Molly," lie bellowed. No answer. Without saying a word, Uan took tin- 1 megaphone from Tommy's hands, "lli-yti, Molly," lie yelled. Still no answer. "Them barge captains nuist be flcc-f and dumb,'' volunteered tlic doekmastcr. He .stared at Dan's tuxedo. "Keep yer shirt on and the bout ycr lookin' fer will come in." Tiic two boys, ignoring his philosophical ad'vice, vniccd nervously back and forth on the pier. Dan's right eye still showed the cITects o£ Tommy's fist His white dinner shirt was wilted and his hair straggling. Once or twice lie glared at Tommy, but beyond that there was no sign o£ further hostilities. Tommy, sure oC his superior strength, remained iruigiuficenlly indifferent. In spite of lack of sleep ho felt cocky. Bat thought he could csrry Marie oil. Well, he'd show him. Slill in the glow of the day he had spent with RUirie, he forgot the unpleasantness ot the later evening. Marie didn't Imow what she was doing. His assurance changed lo disappointment, when he saw thai the Molly was not among flic barges being shoved in by the lilllo tug. "Where's the Molly?" Dan spoke first. "You. mean Bat La Forte's barge?" roared the tugboat 'cap- lain from his berth in the pilot IIOIIFC. "She developed a leak!" Dan's face paled. "Where is she now?" _ "Back in f\'cw York for alt I know. Least she slarled in that direction." Tcnimy wasted no further words on the dock-master or tugboat cap- lain. .Jumping inlo his truck, he headed for (lie Albany Post Head. Dan wailed for the tug to come abreast of ihc docks. "Where do you think the Jlolly is now'.'" he asked. '"Bout Spuylcn Duyvil if she made lime," was (he laconic reply. Dan was in his roadster and shiftmg the gears before the man mid all the words out of his mouth, "There's a road that follows the Hudson all (lie way down, isn't Ihere?" he cried to the dockraas- ter. "Yes, sir. You can't miss it if you keep the wn i e r in sight." * * » UCKILY for Dan's life, the highway was practically clear of traffic wlien he nosed the car inlo the river road, settled down in Ins seat and stepped on the gas. It was a foggy morning and he hadn't slept all night, but that didn t bolher him. In fact, he felt exhilarated. As long as he was in aclion he could deaden the hurt in his heart. Occasionally, he glanced at the nver, ribboning its leaden gray course between the rolling hanks of the Hudson Valley. Save for an occasional small tramp steamer or flock of barges nosing northward behind their tug, the river was clear. The traffic would come further down. But it was past noon and he'd reached the Hendrick Hudson highway before he saw. any tugs headed, south and then, nol one towed a barge. Had the Molly sunk, was it forced ashore further up or had it made the canal terminal, he asked himself. It was after 4 when he parked Ins car by the hot dog slaiul at Pier Six. "Back again, I see," commented (lie hot dog man, as Dan climbed out oi his roadster. He eyed Dan's dinner cod and waved a hand in Ihc general direction of the canal boats. "She got in early this morning." Dan grinned, too relieved to see the Molly's green shutters to speak. "Everybody safe?" he Jin- ally inquired. "Why not?" demanded the hot dog man, UT Dan didn't answer. He was already runing lo (he La Porte barge. A crowd of children gathered on Ihe dock near the Molly, attracted by Ihc noise he made as he hammered on the closed hatchway. Fascinated by his dinner clolhes, they stared silently. "Nobody home," a small boy ventured finally. "Where arc they?" yelled Dan. "Marie's gone to work. Her pa and ma left just after." Dan reached in his pocket. Frank relict spread lover his face as lie scrambled back. "Yon kids buy yourselves some lollypops," he cried. "If you sec Marie La Porte before I do, tell her 1' been looking for her." He walked back lo the hoi d stand. "Why did the Molly j turn?" he asked the man. "Leak," He flipped a hoi clog the griddle. "Bat's mad as a v 1 hen. He's gone lo yet a rep: crew." Dan smiled. "And Mario's go to work?" The hot dog man became ca tious. "I didn't ask." As Dan was climbing inlo 1 roadster, a car whirled up and Imen, one carrying a came jumped out. "There's young Donovan In'i self, wearing a Tux at -1 in t afternoon," the photograph shouted, focusing his came Both ran toward Dan. i "This is luck, Mr. Donovan," r oilier began. "I'm Lavkin of 1 Looking Glass. Is il true that yi and Marie La Porte arc . . ." | The camera clicked. | "What do you think?" U: stepped on the gas. 'TUIK doorman at Varnel's look twice but asked no qtiestio as Dan, hatlcss and in dim: jacket, .stalked through the nu entrance at mid-afternoon. "I want to sec Miss La Port< Dan told a bewildered flo< walker in the made-tu-order d parlmcnt. "Tell her Mr. Dan Donovan is here." Mr. Bluet, who lived in tenor Varnel, fluttered back to ) : boss' office. "Mr. Donovan is he. lo see Miss La Porte," he star mercd. ! "Well, tell her, you fool." Va net bobbd up. "You mean J'i Daniel Donovan, I 1 suppose. Do;! keep him waiting." I Bluet scuttled down the cog 1 dor to the models' dressing rcj'oi "Miss La Porte," 1m \rjb\i\i\ "Mr. Daniel Donovan wants 16 s you in Ihc main salon." Marie half sank on a chair. "Tt him I can't see him," she a swercd. Blucl hurried back to t salon. "Well, well, where is she?" d mandocl Varnel. '. "She says she can't see him Ihe floor-walker began. Varnel rearranged his face ai turned to Dan. "Excuse me a in- mcnt, Mr. Donovan." In the models' dressing room 1 eyed Marie, his face white wi anger. "You'll see Mr. Donov; or—" There were tears on Marit cheeks. She pressed her hand i her forehead. "Yon don't undci stand. My father—I can't . , ."Very well. You're lircd. C il •• - ••"•'• out.' (To lie Conliuucil) THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. U. 5. t>AT. Auliloxin Cms Diphtheria Peril; Many Lives Are Saved 'OU HIT HIM VOU MUST OF HIT HIM WITH BOTH BARRELS, BECAUSE HE'S LEAVIW WITHOUT A WE'VE SAVED A FIG BUT WAY HAVE RUM UP A IX2CTOR BH.L-IPCWT gORKi THIR-TV VEARS TOO SOOM Ky .1. K. Williams OUK BOARDING HOUSE will, Jlaj«7"noo,,"ic" BUT, MY 6000 M&M, t AM A BOSOM FRIEND OF MANOR FATTLETOM, TrilS IS A PEDlGRtED DOS' DOLLARS.' EGAD, THAT IS ft KtMG'S RANSOM.' — UM/««~ SUPPOSE L LEfWE 5O CENTS OM DEPOSIT, REMOVE THE DOG, AND SEND U A CHECK FOR THE BALAMCE OWT HELP IT, MISTER/ THE HOUND OWES FOUR BOARD AT SQ< PER, &2 FOR. His SIDE oor HERE AND FOR A LICENJSE/v— IPVOU HAVJEM'T GOT THE MONEY, BV LF\TER.' OO t-'CUMD THE OO6, NOW GO PlMD Sl>i BUCK'S 1)11. MOKHIS Ktliltr, .InuriMl ol' tin: American Jlrdical Aisucialioii, anil of iryct-hi, tin- Health Maj;a/im- Once diphtheria KIIS (he most ierious and dramatically fatal ol all diseases. When ihc doctor was called lo the bedside of a child J; for air with ils throat obstructed by a mass of diphtheri-1 tic membrane, ihcrc was little that! could be done. The death rale ivas tcrrilk-. although the best medical attention was often available. Then, brnva-n mail and 1803.J -rainn a ;:irat change. Dinini; Ihose] years :< tinman .scientist named Bclti-ing developed diphtheria an-i litcxin. Hr n.srd Ihc disrorcrv o!: 1 Lcefller Must-the disease is caused] by :> H'Tin and the discovery "I HDIIX Iliat. the sienii accomplishes; Ils evil Ksi:|is by producing; a poi-i sen wli'.-n.it grows in the tissues i of the hody. j This pmvrj]) can be injected inlof Ihc blood of u horse which then; produces m its own blood a sub-! stumT ID niHiitrracl || ir poison.i After (hi. |,,», c ), as p riH | m . n j (iiis! substamv in ]ls blood, tlu- blood is I taken ,,-„:„ ,.„. jHgui;,,- V[ . in of (ll( , horse, pi'iniiuni to settle. an;l llir strum is M-paralcd from the solid malt?!-, 'tins scrum i.s known as- clijrtitlirri.-i .-.iiliioxin. i "V I K ;'-''. antitoxin was already! '''>'>'l; used in UK- control] of (i[]ihih<-r: :i The result of this' mrliuid I.;;,-; | ;; . rr , a |;| ln ionicnal the flrath rales from j r Kacii year, in the; ':> nnywhcie [rum i;i 'i'^ nbio lo rfj'.ort thai. •',(''' had a Mtiylc (i-;atli j 11','. dcalli rale irotn in N'rw York City varied fii:in u;, i,, i, i5 | 01 . c ., c|l i w _. cad J:! Hi,- | opulation. The (igiires ; "' ::n',';;i | ( i (n;p or l\vo fill l)J '. : ''v' fjT tlic population. "'.((hi-ine lias conin much • i.a-ii: '.\i(h dipbU'cria anli-' lnxiii. At i-r:,| anlifo.viii was also' iiffd l->; cm. i;r t -vcnlii)ii of diph- tlicria j !; children who had been ; oxi:cM'<; to tlic discaie. Then uo j : Icaviifd :ii:o-,ii the Schick tcst.i which rsiiibics us to determine j wl-.fihn- or rmt n child, if o.vpojrd. • I'- hkrl< u, develop diphtheria. Tn : «^f<'c:i,ii.-ii \vith tii," fichick test. :iL-»ii!.-t difiitiieria Ijy MIL.' mjcc- ( . titn ui loxiu-imtiioxin and, btill later, of a toxoid which had been invalidated as to its poisonous effects by the use of chemical antiseptic. Today, there is reason to believe that this disease can be eliminated entirely. Mind Your Manners Te.st your ktiO\vlccige of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then ehcckiny against the authoritative answers below : 1. May asparagus be eaten with the lingers? 2. !•'• il correct lo invite gnr>jt.s "for dinner" or "to dinner"? '•i. If a woman is entertaining men nnd women at a theater party, .-should she give the tickets to one o( tiie men so that he can lake care of that, at the theater? 4. Must a host invite his theater Rucsts to have .somctnlrg to c.n >,, drink afh'r Ihc (heater? •>. If :\ host, take. 1 ; liis guests in a (iixi. may he lei one of Ihc gtu-.sls p.iy the fare? What would you do if— A friend takes you lo a lecture at her club ami you find it pretty dull. \S'oiild you 'a i Criticize the speaker? 'bi Keep your opinion lo yourself? Answers I. Only if il can be clone without looking messy—winch is quite a feat to accomplish. '•'• To dinner. 3. Yes. 't He usually dees— imlcv; tJH'.v luivp ji];; 0 i;rcn dinner guc.st.'i. ~i .N'o. Hc,,i, "What Wottid Yon Do" so- llltjf). 1 !— Ii)). Spanked Wife Hd The Last Laugh 1 . Girls Pay to Enlist In Mayfair Regiment LONDON mi')—in Mayfair is tiic ll <M,":'r;i:r\rtcis for the war's mo:>l ex'ivnorciiiiary reyimcnt, H consists "i sir's who have paid to join up, bough!, their own uniforms and Mi;>!)li«l their own cars. II c:>)ls itself the Women's Me- rluifced Transport Corps and the "»h- qualification for joining is Nic.iu-y. Members arc determined lo !> ''•• Hd iuul will olftr their icrv- '"-'fs as drivers to French civil authorities, Mrs. Valerie Porter, who spanked by her husband in argi menl over his enlistment iti Bi i ish army, smiles cheerfully she. leaves London com I. Re; son: Sho won $H,000 scMlcniei froni hubby's parents, who, s! claimed in suit, caused him leave her. Read Ccurier News want ads Announcements The Courier News has be formslly authorized lo annour the following caiididaci&s for oft subject lo the action of the Dem cratic primary in August. Mississippi Coimfy .Tmlge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff and Collcclor HALE JACKSON Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES.' (For Second Term) Couiily and 1'roljalc Clprk r f. W. POTI'ER (For Second Term) Tlie Courier News has been thorlzed to announce the folio ins candidacies lor election at Municipal Eleclton, to bo he April 2. Municipal Jui^t DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEOSOE W. BARHAM City Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH CHARLBS SHORT JOHN FOSTER City Attorney ROY NEI^ON PERCY A. WRIGHT

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