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PAGE FQU8 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. ((pRRIS, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIEU NEWS Sol* National. Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New" York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Entered as second class mailer at the post- offlc^ at Blytheville, Arkansas, under acl of Congress; October 9, J917, Served by tlie United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheviilc, 16c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, wiOiln s radius of 50 nillcs. S3.00 per yfar, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to'six incluslw, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and ctyht, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. A Compliment For Thi>. American Pn>ss Eric Illiijguwlh Griinwaclc, an Englishman from Sloke-on-Tvcnt, really complimented the press of the United States in his lecture before a crowded high school auditorium last night. It was not a direct compliment or eveii intended as .such, jirobftbly, but it,was (here nevertheless. Grirnwadc's talk was interesting hcyoiul doubt anil bis desire to be free from prejudice in presenting his views seemed apparent. ' His personal experiences, as recounted,, in his self-analy/ing manner, and his English jokes added spice to the. rather broad and difficult subject he had to discuss. But his tribute to the American press was in this Cushion: Not once in his entire address did Grimwade purport to give his audience "inside" information, facts or allegations that couldn't be found or had not been read by all except the must casual of newspaper readers. If there were present persons who attended in the hope that the speaker would give them information that would lend to .show that newspaper correspondents wcrc reckless and irresponsible they were doomed to disappointment. The value of the speaker's address lay principally in his views as an Ki)f, r ' ' lishman—not in the divergence. of his ..information, from that which the. aver. age American caii obtain so easily' and the average resident of many ICuro- pean slates with so much difficulty. . Beyond that the lecturer WHS frank enough'to admit he was without any real, "inside" connections such as would give him any great advantage in trying to figure out the next move, any more so than available to Americans through their newspapers. In other words Americans know just as much about the wars and very likely more than those living ;„ |), c | JC |. ligerent countries—except' for the men in power and they, as the lecturer indicated, are not revealing their plans to anyone, countrymen or American newspapermen, until the occasion is ripe. safety measures were, for a long lime, eating large holes in the airlines' funds. Last year, 1,800,000 persons used the air service. In 1920, only 168,000 persons traveled by air, and the year before, passengers totaled 48,000. The traffic last year was about '10 per cent greater than that of 1<W8, With the remarkable safety record established, transport companies have proved (heir right to be accepted as a standard means of transportation. As they continue lo make money, government subsidies can gradually be reduced. Vi&w*. Airlines Finally Make Money All of the larger airlines in the United States are now making money. H took a long time for them lo get around to tins point. Despite continual increases in the number of people won JWr to flym K , expensive equipment and OUT OUR WAY Publication la Uilt colutnu al edllwuiii rrooi other newspapers do« no< necessarily me»n .; endowment but U ui ncknowirdciheru at x>- ttnst In >ht subjects dlscu,v*d. Divided Counsels On Foreign Loans Analysis of Ihc 4fl-to-27 vole in lhe Senate lor i SIOO.OOO.COO increase In Expoit-Imporl Bank .'mid;; to facilitate loans lo Finland ami China iilfords nn illimiinatinjj index (o the hltHe ol llir public mind on American relations wild belligerents which are defending themselves against invaders. A Ural and simple lest, thnt of party al (ilia- lion, allows Hint lhe vole split Ihc parties wide open. The 18 Republicans present divided evenly. The division iimong the Democrats, with 38 for lhe Increase anil 10 against ii, icllecls In part the disposition lo uphold the slam] o: Iho Roosevelt ncimlnlslrnllon. Ijeinovo (lint factor and Ihc Democrat probably would have been divided on much (lie .same tosi.s as tile Republicans. 'Hie four .senators who belong to neither the Republican nor the nemocrntic parly were divided two and two, with Ihc two farmer-Labor senators voting asiilnsl. encli oilier. The vote not only split, (li c parlies. It, also spill, the B roii|is of senators with kindred views who HIT generally found voting together across parly lines. For example. La Follctle was [or (he increase and Morris againsl II. Schwcllon- lincli u-ns for 11 ami Hiram Johnson aeainsl 11. New Dealers like Pepper, Hill, Neely and Wagner voted with aiili-Ne\v Dealers si'ich as Burke. Wnlsli ami Tydings for (lie increase. On Ihc ojipasite side, voting aunlnst the increase were New Uoil adhercnls like Bulow. Chavez "lid Russell, and such un-i-ccoirariicted foes of HOCSCTOK as George, Holi and Smith. The- roll call on Ibis important issue becomes even more liilci-osllng when viewed In terms of sltUc delegations. Senators Tnminn (for) anfl Clark (agnlnsU of Mis-soiwi, nlm wore nol prcs- rat. but, were paired, coiistitu(«l only one or many .state delegations wliich were split. Herring of Iowa was lor the increase. Gillcllc of Iowa wns aeainsl. it. Johnson of Colorado was for it; his collcagiic. Adams, was against it Minion ot Indiana voted Aye ami Van Ni.y, O f Indiana voled Nay. Clark of Idaho was for (he Increase; Thomas, Borah's siicccwor, was ugnlnst II. And so on through the delegations as" well of Conuccliciit, MassHchiisctte. Minnesota, Mississippi. Nebraska. Nevada, Hcv Mexico Oklahoma, Rliocic Island, South Carolina Texas West. Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.- In 18 states, the senators were ranged against each other, stales with 3(i senators saw IJ,cir representation canceled out by ll,™- „„,, .senators. As 15 stales had either one .senator vol- Ing or both senntor.s absent, lhe number of spill delegations doubtless would have been considerably larger had all M senators (instead of only 70; voted. What, is lo he deduced from this analysis? One conclusion, and Ihc mu.st important one, is inescapable: thai Ihevc exist., prcat ,mccr- lointy in the American mind ,,, ,„ ,,„„. ,„ , )ro . ccwl in fovoign nffairs. Tlic vote clearly reflects a deep sympathy „„ (he part, of Americans for Iho cnibnttlwl Finns and the cruelly abused Cliincsc-tlmt and a wilHnene™ to extend nn- aiicial and economic aid. Uut it also cxprcwcs and cnually clearly, die determination of Americans not to become involved in W:n - as a re- slllt - ~Sl. Louis Post-Dispatch. I SIDE GLANCES " Jf you wcrc ll 1>»1> you'd probably howl, loo, al a sichl > like lliis." THIS CURIOUS WORLD Bywiir.™ Ferguson BUT THEV VVIUL NOT RAID S\ BEE. fMBST EXCEPT DURING THE CHILIS HOURC OF DAWN, WHEN THE BEES ARE COLD AND INJ ACTIVE. WINDOW GLASS IS MOT A A\OOERN INVENTION / IT HAS BEEN POUND IN THE RUINS OP P>OA\PEI|. (lA/HicH-is TALLER, A 5-FOOT MAN, OR A (HORSE 15-HANDS HIGH ~ ANSWER: Tiic Silmc . Each nvcjeel, since a hand is four inches. NEXT: The first known footprint en carlli. Millun 13i:oiun Of I.nU;resiing News T Again Writes Informally 'Vow London , Mr. J. Giuliani Siidtatiry j Kdilor Courier News j Blyllicvillc. Alk. j Dear Mr. Bud bury: tf you were nerc noiv and m ade il your business lo vi.sil some of tile parts nnsl "commons" of exciter London, you couldn't fail" to know tlic country is at war-bc- cau.sc cvery-.TO-ollcn you would see OOW'T CRY OUT [.QUO ADDING UP is PEKSPI- RAT1OM I'M GUESS IMG HE '/ STAGGERS OUT ( LIKE Aw ARAB ) DRESSED i,M A (^BEDSPREAD' / OKAV, JAKE ,%HOOT FWE ^, BuT DON'T SNtiK ANV MORE DICE GOT ROM UMOER VOUR . FORGET THW ST. LOUli 80UMCE 'EM.' MY VMOED, i SHOULD HAVE riFFAMV JOUSTING JAKE AT DiCE 16 TO . ., , IM OMt'S POCKET/ ; - ASEL, I'M ONLY -EH ALOMG GEMTLE NOT TO WAKE M-L TUE ANIMALS TH' TEMT/ BAH.' TWELVE By J. R. Williams OUR BOAKDING IIOUSlL Ihc now"; of auti-airciaft iju::s poking up at the sky from inside a circle made u-.i O ( saml-hags. II n'ouki Eiirprkc you lo see ho;v much there is to one of these nnti- aircr.ifl posts, It L-s a perfect rabbit warren. The men have du<,' iimbrgrounri room- in which they lake shelter from the cold, rooms for the storage of m:i- THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER , near The Sailors' band is to play. ... "' Dun '» iru In-front . Sin.- Kulvn u «ln»« ,)( wkul J-iT, Kelt IfKlit. Dun iin.I k|« ,„. v.'.'' r !i u< '"; r '" '"'''• ' l ' ] ™ tt c »»- >lr*nllf>ii In luli-rruiiifd | t y a {ilium. |.;,ll trim .'lr«. Jlnrflii. Sh* J;'»l«<« "nit Dun brliiR l.jr.Ju !„ In- I'lam for ,11,,,,, r. I),,,, nun.,.,, ' CHAPTER xxi ^ LATE winter blizzard swep New York Saturday morning Buses were stalled, traffic hope lessly tangled and the subway. overcrowded. Complaining, New Yorkers wenl lo work, fretting fussing and calling themselves fooJs for living in such a. climate That is, all New Yorkers, save Ihose who made up lhe smal community off Pier Six, known as Bargetown. These people sal snugly in their cabins, enjoying the whistling ol the wind, (he spray of snow against window panes, and lhe singing of a keltic on Hie stove. For diem (he storm meant a holiday. No barge could start out (o Canada on a morning like tin's, even though the rivei ice might be broken. Warm and protected, the canal boat people gathered round their cabin stoves and argued (he news of the day. This particular morning (he iopic of (heir conversation was Bat La Forte's ball that night. Everyone was invited. "They say he's taken over all of Kelly's dance hall," proffered Tim Flanagan. "And the place is lo be hung with French, Irish and American flags." "Whaf's that for?" demanded George Fontaine. "It's no particular holiday." George came from Bal's neighborhood in Canada. He dis- aproved of this useless expendi- lure of money. "Now don't be a numbskull, George," Mrs. Atwood put in. "Halt of us arc French, and half. Irish." "Yes, but where do the Americans come in?" "Hush your nonsense, ain't you all Americans?" demanded Matt Flanagan. "Besides, Bal may be askin' others besides us. Kelly says he has orders to lay in plenty of beer' and whisky." ' Ife leaned over Ihc stove, picked up a little coal with a pair of Tire . Everybody was silent for a few minutes, storing Inlo the glowing lire m Malt Flanagan's stove. }lis uarge was the unofficial dub for [he crowd. A widower 20 years, he kept (he boat neat as an old maids sewing box. ' He had a and he his disapproval when call- disarranged the pattern of his nome. In spile of tills | 1C was hospitable nd never hapoier than when lie had a crowd of friends on board An excellent cook, as well as good housekeeper, he had sent word this morning that he ,];.,„" T have baked bcnn s toi welcome " ny0nC Wh ° Camo was In return for his hospitality they brought him news. Ever since yesterday afternoon when Bat hac Lipped at each hatchway and in- vitod the occupant of every barge " "" P ar ty for Marie, Saturday . Dargetown had been in a stale of wild excitement. This morning each one who a fresh :p of the Sailors' Band was enlirely n ew . "How much will (l la t cost Bat?" nquired George Fontaine. "Oh, for goodness sake, shut tip, y ° u <*inf)int,'. objected Mrs. At- vood "You're tighter than a Scotchman's fist." George ignored her. "Do you ' 6ure .°" that young fellow com- ng who had Iiis picture in lhe pa- 'TA'" one in 1hc hired drcss "How do you know it was "i'« d . , " !lggcd Mrs - Atwood Am t all dress suits hired?" Aw, go on." Slie waved him ack with her hand. "There's Menty that own theirs, but you've ever been among them." " 'Member that big sailor wilh ic loud voice who works on the IcGuires' tugs?" asked Pat 3'Tpolc, rocking back and forth i bis chair. "Well, he's goin' to nnounce the guests, so he told no thus mornin'." The visitors turned puzzled aces to Pat. "An' how'll that be one?" asked Matt. "Oh, he stands at tlic head of ic stairs an 1 ;is we come up he oilers our names to Bat an' the lissus." George snorted. "As if Bat idn't know, our names tnick- rards. He riiust of read that one n. a Sunday supplement.'?.' '."' ' A gust of wind whined through the cabin as the hatchway was shoved back. Mrs. La Porte poked a worried face in. "Bat says we've all got to dress,';/ she announced. George Fontaine's m o u 11 quirked down. "Tails or .'I'ux': Where does he suppose we'll gc; pur evening elollies, if we doti'i happen lo biive 'em?" ; The olhers stared at her will) - ! bewildered eyes. if, 1 "That's just it." Mrs. La Porli'H drew her shawl more closely abouiK her head as the snow filtered • through the spaces. "He's goin 1 .'; to hire his suit and he thought"; you might like lo get yours at tlu : ; i same place." :-. It was Mrs. Atwood's friendly « good-natured jibing that slunp'' the men into going. fi "Wow this is a good party," shc^ s;»d, "and you mighl as welt enter' into the spirit of it, A woman cani' 1 drape a window curtain around her an can it a n eraiing gov/nj but with a man il' s different.' * « * A™ OSS Ol ? llle La Porte canal hat and coat. She would rather;!] be out than in. Although Bat had ! not said anything to her about the'' oak in the barge up at Pougii-''! Keepsic, (here was a constraint in i her manner toward him because' of it. But il was only one of the ? ; many things which continued to '• trouble her mind. : Time had not made any difference m her feelings toward Dan >, She knew, no matter what bap-;, pened, that she would always love) him. She had never felt toward' any other man in her life the way j she did toward him. In the short I space she had known him ho had ' become part of her . very being ' _ THAT SHOP COMMITTEE I'D SEE THEM AT O'CLOCK--WHS AREN'T "THEY MERE ? IT'S TEN AFTER NOIV VVHAT DO THEY THINK l ~ 15 7 WWA.T DO THEV T^l^4K. i WHAT SHALL 1 SEE \VH\T5 KEEPINo 7HEV THOUGHT KEEP THE d-' M,VM WWTIM& AM' GET HIM NER LIK.E HE DOES TttEu- B'JT IT ONLY SAY WHAT vou ONE MAM CAN LICK A DO2EN IF TH' DOZEN ALL TRV TO \ mw MAD-NOW j DO TH' THINKItfl \ THEY'RE NERVOUS / » IE nitions a«rt eqiiipmcnl. pas*ages from one room to another. They don't eat mid sleep there. For that purpose wootbn hutments IIHVC been built, some distance away where the men off duty can nave «-armth. light and comfort. Incidentally, the chaps who run this .*limv lire Territorials — an English equivalent of our slate militia. And keen is thc word for them! When I visited the post with a friendly Captain, there was nobody about except thc sentries. The Captain blew an alarm whistle. The men in thc hutments did nol know but that the signal was indicating a genuine approach ol Nnzl Kin- chines. No rats ever deserted n sinking ship or jumped from a uunihi'' barn piled sped for dear life to (heir posts of duly. In less than two minutes every gun \vas fully manned and other men were at their stulion.s- (lie range-finder nnd other instruments. By lhe way—I don'l believe I wrote lo you about my funny ex- r.erience with thc omnipresent censor, last Christmas. wrote itti ordinary Ciirislma-s seasonal cable to my nephew, Dr. Janifv, Crane, in Louisville, and signed il with my wife's name and my nickname. Bill ymi (ion't cnlch thc censor napping, no sir! Back from the cable company came the notiflcalio.i that said cable eoul-.l quicker thiin those fellows out of the liniments t -,.,. i *j L Jim vtziy oeiug n Again the tears came at thought'./! of him. ,\< Disconsolately she put on !ier ; i lal and buttoned her red coal ' close about her throat. Perhaps 5 she could walk this mood off. She'] felt the walls of the barge closing 'i n on her afier thc space at Var- j net's. She hated the thought of (his crazy parly her father was plan-' nng. She had yawned and gone o bed while he was talking about ' t last night. . As she started toward the little ^ leps leading to Ihe hatchway she ! leard the tramping of feet on thc deck. Her father was coming. Qujelly, she waited for him. "I might as well tell you, Papa," ' he said. "I'm nol going to that »rly tonight." She pressed her lips fo keep her elf-control. : ||What?" he shouted. I "I said I wasn't going." 1 She was up the steps and had 1 i.'ingod (he hatchway shut before ic could say another word. .1", (To Be Con United) ¥ > THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. H. REG. U. S, PAT. OFF Use of Vitamin D Among Children Reduces Danger of Getling Rickets HV BR. MORKIS FISIIBKIN Editor, Journal of the American M c (I i c a I AssocirUion, and of H.VReia, th c Ueallh Magazine Once rickets affected from 50 to 80 per cent of all children. In tlits disease, the long none.'; do not grow properly. The child becomes restless and irritable, his muscles arc flabby. Wong the sides of (he chest where, lhe bones of the ribs meet (ho cartilages, lillle knobs appear. As. thc child grows, be becomes knock-kneed or bow- leggcc) twisted spine. may oven develop When man moved inside from vioslciol also arc used. It is possible nowadays to secure milk which has been irradi- aled or to which extra amounts ot; vitamin D have been added sr that the infant and the growinci child in this way get icgularl.vj definite amounts of vitamin D. suf-j flcicnt lo prevent rickets. j All sort, 1 ; of experiments htu'J been attempted with vitamin I,'to control other diseases, but Uici-fM experiment.* are not conclusive ' Nevertheless, so vastly important, for thc future of mankind is thrj use of vitamin D in the prevention nnd treatment, of rickets that it. stands as one oi thc 10 Magic Bui-; lets upon which modern medicine so greatly depends. . nol be sent unless I added thc inmily name lo thc stgnnlurc. Ot course I know there is such a wartime regulation connected with press messages and oilier bus- the outdoors, when smoke began to fill th c air, when tenements were established and when window glass was introduced and eliminated thc ultraviolet rays inside homes. ricSels began lo spread. Tfierc were fjreat areas in factor)- districts and in tenement.* where practically every child was , --<,-afflicted by this disease. 'early morning hunch thai somc- Probably Hie most important of I thing was wrong there and sped up his arrival from 6 A.M. to 5:45 A.M He arrived in time to put out n fire that was gelling started in one ui thc class rooms. Hunch I.uarts lo Fin: BAKERSFIELD. Cul. CUP)—Jack Stjihl believes you should always act on a hunch. As custodian ot Ibc Washington School, he had an thc discoveries in connection with rickets was the determination (hut the condition resulted from a failure lo oblain the ultraviolet rays of the sun. One of Hie first stops in (he attack on the essages an oier us- mr iirst steps in II iness messages, but I did not. thins 1 clisc.isc was to attempt to use wiii- il. applied lo n holiday greeting ! dow K lass which would permit ul- 'he development of specln written out in words 'plain for I traviolct rays'lo'pass; ' An'other'sti-p everybody to icaci " ' ' CE.NSOK KNOWS THKKE mixc.s UKT AKOUMI Hut that censor probably knew a thing or t«o. You see, the Nazis have frowned on Ihe Bible because so much of it is non-Aryan. Some have even tried to revive their old dead pagan sods. Maybe Ibcy did Announcements The • Courier News has been; formally authorized lo announce^ the following candidacies for office lamps which would yield large «'e following candidacies for office j amounts of iiltraxiolct "rays as a j sul) J ec t to the action of the Demo r substitute for the sun's rays. j crnlic P»'«aty in August, I For many years physicians had I BHssissiiipi County Judge used cod liver nil in children who I ROLAND GREEN ivcr oil ill children who weir tt-c,,k and rickety. When it ; was (iemonstraled that thc action i - - - .• -- •—• "' "Hraviolcl rays niwii Ihc hii-! not know about Christmas in Ger- man i ; <. mg sUm ulatcd development, ; '""'"'• ,within Hie body, of a substance! II io. (his cable of mine might j called ergasterol which cave rise.! be a dead Rive-away. Dr. Jim might j to vitamin D and thai cod liver i BO to hij. favorite corner drug More j oil is the richest -known substance ' lor a package of chewing gum. He Mn vitamin D. content, the medical i might say that he had a CDrislmns , profession was provided with on-1 cabin from his uncle who worfci m ; other miraculous method for we- ' , "}* . umlrlEr mws ' con ro in. i dcfii HP J * j thorlzed to announce the follow-) coniiolling a tlo.imle di.s- j (ng cand idac!es for election at the v-,,,,,. tiu,i n i i (Municipal Election, to be helc Know that it us lar i /\pi-j$ 2 Municipal Judge t,, .< i •""'- •'"" i DOYLE HENDERSON In tills prevention, vita-' — ROLAND Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON Cuimty Treasurer H L. (BILLY) GAINES JACK F1NL.EY ROBINSON (For Second Term) County anil I'roliale Clerk T. W. POTTER (For Second Term] The Courier News lias been au-! . ."ra And. by st.)pc-vmc Uial mighl : can--•-•- • ...... •;- -..-... <.... Ne« York ••;-•• >>,Mi,,> -, le Know tlml (l is ,. |r , some N;,,, asent might hear naoul more important to prevent rickets,! ccmbeV- " "TV hU ° W H SSI "I"" il is lo »« to ««« the! ccmbei j.) was Christmas and cable ' ^ r - ' . lo Berlin. And Berlin, knowing how (be English like (heir holidays, might lliluh U Rocil time lo'catch Ihc British airmen napping nn> i .sonu'lhiiv.; special. Uest Hcgurcis, Milton Broiiucr. ""» '-> is now supplied in n wide variety of ways, including not only the UN; of rtennite amounts of coci nver oil for the mother be'"'•<• the birlli of Ihp child and !! 1 "' "ic infant, aflcr birlli amJ (iur- j IIIB elnldhooii. Concentralcs of cosl Hiver on and a substance called (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM Clly Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHORT JOHN FOSTER City Attorney ROY NELSON PERCY A, WRIGHT

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