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PAGE FOUR BLYTIIBVILLE (AUK.) COUUIEII NEWS THE BLYTIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO. r H. W. HAINES, Publlsiver J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. '. ; Published Every Aftcrjioon Except Simdny Entered as second class matter at the posl- offlce at Blytlievllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by Ihc United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in Uie City ot Blytlicvlllc, I5c per week, or 65c per month. By mnll, within a rfidltts of 50 miles, $3.00 per .year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; .by mail )» postal zones two to six inclusive, S6.50 per year; In zones seven nml eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Finland a Lesson, in Realism The attitude of the United Slates toward war hi Europe lias been from the start more realistic in 19;iO-<10 than in 1914-18. It should be. From Hie World War tlic United States got nothing in the way of territorial gains. It wanted nothing. It got debt, dislocation of its whole economic machine, abuse, disillusion. The only chance of gain from Dial experience is the chance of having learned something. "What we loam from history," said a sardonic sage, "is that we learn nothing from history." That's looking at it the worst way. Maybe we have learned something, after all. Finland should be another lesson. It is this: the governments of liuropc are out for themselves. The. resounding bleating of ideologies and generalities means nothing. Observe Finland. The II » s s i a n s claimed they were fighting to "liberate the Finnish people" from the clutches of Mannerhciin-Whilc overlords. Of course nobody but professional Communists look that seriously. Hut note that Kus.sia breaks off (ho war without "liberating" anybody. All it did was to beat to its knees a courageous ' but tiny nation, and take what, it wanted for future military purposes. That, heaven knows, is' an old story. The British and French have made much of their determination to defend small nations from naked aggression. Hut note that they did not move to helj) Austria, or Czechoslovakia, or even Poland, let alone Finland. Their offer of tangible help came only when the game was up, and came when it is all loo clear (hat what they wore interested in was lo keep Russia busy in Finland so it couldn't help Germany. There is no reason to hate them for this attitude—we didn't do anything either. But Ihe point is, all this talk of defending small nations from aggressors is bunk. Germany wailed for years over the terms of Versailles, demanded her "place in the sun" back again. l!ut she imposed on Czechoslovakia and Poland terms far wor.se than any Hie allies ever imposed on her, and avowedly seeks a "place in Ihe sun" far broader than Imperial Germany dared dream. All this is said, not critically, but simply in the hope that the United States will never forget that the European war today is a struggle among powers for power—all the power any of them can get—and that all the OUT OUR WAY "The Story of Democracy HtndrJk U'lllrm tun Loon Democracy Fell as Bad Leadership Replaced Statesmanship Had Athens been n true Ucmocrncy, as Pericles had claimed, or had it teen a thinly dls- Btilscd autocracy under the Icadmlilp of u man of such grout wisdom llial he never made his fellow citizens feel that they were in rcalii-y his subjects? Our final verdict will depend upon our own prejudices, for a good case can I)C made out for either statement. Personally, I feel Inclined to regard Unit ivliote episode of Hie Athenian Democracy Uieinen- (lously Important (o all of us because It still spooks around in peoples' heads) as an cx|ierl- menl In "enlightened dictatorship." For tlic very moment that the "enlightened leader" had disappeared from the. scene, Athenian Democracy collapsed most plleously, The Golden Age apparently liud feel of clay. This whole pevioil of the great Pcloponneslan war— Ihc suicide of the Athenian Democracy— lias been most cnrc/ully recorded in the works of Thueydirtcs. If 5-011 want to read somctiuiif completely modern, somelhlng that might have been written yesterday, vjct yourself n cheap edition of Thucydtdcs 1 famous classic. H WHS [he work of an insider— an Athenian ucnetal who had been deprived of his command after a defeat, for popular forms of government then as now arc very .severe on their unsuccessful military men. However, there is very little Hx-jjnmling In this story of the endless war. It Is a recital ol MIC facts without very much comment. Bui what makes II so (iiloreslim; lo the modern reader is this intimate glimpse of n Democracy of 25 centuries ago which might as well have been n Democracy ot a thousand years at;o or of today, There arc the same magnificent outbursts of courage on the part of the common people while they were still btmif; dominated by men of Ihe caliber of a Pericles. Dill Ihe moment these lenders have suffered « setback, the [icily little demagogues, who luivc always smarted under their own sense of Inferiority, not only see thcii- chance, bill also lake It. Yon will recognize all tlie types which since then we have come to associate with Hie word Democracy. There is the leather merchant, Clcon (full ot envy of Ihe aloof anil arixio- crnlic Pericles), able, completely corrupt, but a marvelous rabble-rouser. Plutarch describes him as (he first ninii who ever addressed the Athenian (own meeting "pulling o(T his cloak and thumping his sides with his nst.s." And when he found that this sorl of tiling worked, he forgot (hat he was one of the richest men of his town and Ihei-ctiftcr went around in the dirty blouse of a common worklngmau, like a modern college boy slightly tinged with Bolshevism living in a Insurious dormitory but affecting n tlirty collar, a leather 'coat nml a lot of hair on his head. Yet Oils lover of the people ([iilctly condemn* cd every innle citizen of Mylilene to death when Dint loivu had dared lo rebel against Ihc tcrrilic. taxes forced upon its "possessing classes" by Athens. The Athenian assembly overruled this ghaslly sentence, but Clcon persuaded Ihc Athenian general iu Mylilcne lo send him a thousand of the ring-leaders (read "the richer ]xo- plc of the community") and Ihe moment they reached Athenian soil, he had all of them killed. Wilh Hint type of person in control, nil sorts of (hlngs were possible. And so it went from bad to worse and Ihc Athenian Democracy perished as practically every experiment In Democracy has come to a direful end— it exhausted Its forces upon luiilc wranglings nnd; bickevings. between incompetent, ward bosses and petty politicians and in (lie end il was destroyed by its own inner violence— and ceased lo, exist for lack of honc.?t and callable lenders]!!)). NEXT: ]>;»! Ociuucrary drives mil £c<u! JH'- inocracy. lii(fli-flo\vn i>lirase.s alxnil. "democracy" and "living-room" and "freuing subject peoples" are bunk. If wo are wise we will similarly adjust our own policies to our own self-interest. SIDE OUNCES by Oeftrtfth \on think you're smarl jus! because you read big book.s —but you don t even know bow to pick tilings up after ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William • Ferguson SOME WHALES CAN DIVE TO DEPTHS Of= THREE-FIFTHS OF A A\ILE, NA/HERE5 \AXX\TER. PRESSURE AMOUNTS TO X5"OO OM . SQUARE INCH OF THEIR. BODIES. EASTER. NEVER- COVSES BEFORE THE FIRST DAV OF SPR.IN6. u ABOUT $350,000 WOR.TH OP CUT RLOWERS ARE SOLD ANNUALLY IN HONJOU.ULU.... AAOSTLV FOR /VSAKING LEiS. ANSWER: Riaht. Easter cannot precede Ihc Spring Equinox. is'K.VT: Is IIic mongoose afraid or snakes? Prom-Trotters Scored By Head of Ohio Stale CLEVELAND. O. lUl')— Too iiany iKtrty-trotliiii;, academically incompetent .students clutter up the halls of learning today, believes Dr. Howard L, "jlevis. "newly I elected president, of Ohio Slnlc University, "You can't maintain universities as social clubs," the former Cin- .cinuati law professor said iu an l address here pleading for more rigorous admission standards in American colleges and univjisitics. Dr. Be vis pointed out that he had no quarrel will) social activities on campus, saying that (hey serve au important function. But tic warned that colleges arc designed as educational centers and have no business with tlic All- Anierinin prom-trotter (oo much iu evidence on Ihc campus at the present time. The Canadian province of IJiit- Ish Columbia has approximately 87,100 horses within its boundaries. WELL, WHAT y.'[/;'7 I'M GOING TO MEND WORLD/ /Ji'7 SEEM eveftyTHiViG FROM lfl/y. A WHITE. MOUSE TO '.I'rf;'I SITTING BULL'S &B ^^ 700TH COME OUT OP THESE CAVES OF MYSTERY.' By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplc THIS CRUISEE IS THE SI2E YOU~vnPUt.f\TE, fs SIR"—53 FEET—COTE LITTLE 008, ^ — H uw utc ISN'T SHE ?»-yOBSERVe THE,\MFi_E. |^ HftR-RUMPH' ;) 6R106EOECK AND 6AUEY/PC-rruMME Y^f I PEMJ si YOU CALLED DURING OUR SAVE YOU/.^v" TMIM& A TRIFLE f( CAM EFFECT A NICE SAVIWG — LET'S *-W COMMODIOUS - UMP'~VAS ' 3 SEE— 10 PERCENT OFF CUR UST PRICE^^---^/r----^^ '-;V6RINSS HER POVOlsS TO * 2.7/100 / f^^—^,--,^-- l\^'-'' : ^:f.^- '(^ k^Xi B 9 i IA\!E YOU SOMETHING 1M A CANOE ? «rfl,tW6rM<scc. MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1 • SERIAL STORY $15 A. WEEK BVTOUISE HOLMES YKSTHIUJAY, ,1 jo,ir i»i»»r«. I'liul uml Ann Imvr »cllleil Inl.j r,,n- 1•in-. «•<> mile huji,. ,i( II,e fuliirc. II"-)' realize lli;i| jljry r,r« /ulll«(r "I'Clily In love. One iitKlit I'liul •.'Mr* IUT. Ann known II III; IlKkX iu r l.> marry hint, J.i-r /in»m-r must '«: )c», lm( «||| L C ti«k licrt CHAPTER XXII J_T WHS during (hut rosy week Ihul Clara confided her wedding plans. She and Roy Swcn- :;on were lo bo miirricd on Saturday of (lie following week. Ann made a ilrcss lor her, and ii cunning lillle hat. Knowing thai she must lind another room she let her plans ride, waiting until she should see Paul again. Hial next meeting might mean anything. • She saw him on Thursday night mid (he rosy daze was no more He seemed almost lo dislike her. He informed her, quite coldly! that he had been transferred to Moline, Iliat he was leaving within si few clays. Ann couldn't know of his sleepless nights, thai, in desperation, lie had -gone fo the manager and asked to be transferred. The kiss in the park had done il. "I can't hid myself any longer," was tlie way Paul had pul il to himself. Ann fell that ,1 door, through which the had glimpsed happiness, had been rudely slammed in lier face. She almost felt thai Paul had slapped her. Even then she fell jio resentment toward Paul, lie had staled his convictions fairly and .squarely at their second meeting and K |, n j ta( | promised to abide by them. It was her own fault if she had taken a casual kiss too seriously She managed to put up a brave fiont. "Docs it mean ;i promotion for you, Paul?" she asked, ignoring the real issue, the personal issue. "Maybe a little—I'm not sure." They were standing on the steps of the rooming house. About to start for a walk, Ann had slopped short at his announcement. "Could we go lo a movie?" she asked. In a movie she needn't talk. "Sure," he said. Neither Ann nor Paul could have fold a single detail o£ the picture. For Ihrce hours they sat side by side, eyes on the silver screen, not speaking. Then they were again back on the rooming house steps. They stood silently until the two furtive-eyed young men v;ho lived on the second floor passed inside. "I don'l like the look ot those birds," Paul remarked, for somc- (hing belter lo say. "I have the feeling they're up to no good," Ann agreed absently. It was hard going. Afler a inc- ment, Ann said, "Will I sec you again?" "I'll try to make it. Prelly busy -gelling packed and everything." "I suppose you are." "Well—" He took a slep away from her. Ann bit her lip, hard. "Best of luck, Paul." "Thank you. And you, Ann— things have got lo break for you. You're (he tops—you've got what it lakes—the kind fates will catch up with you—I know they will." "Will they?" she asked childishly. "They've got to." He held out his hand. "Goodby, Ann." She put hers in it and quickly drew it away. "Goodby, Paul." * * * ]?RIDAY and Saturday were unendurable days. Clara announced Paul's departure from the store. II was all over. On Sunday Ann's troubles were pushed aside by Die newspaper headlines. Florabelle's friend, Clancy, had been murdered in an apartment hotel. Florabclle had been arrested for the crime. Clancy's widow was flying from Omaha. Tlic girls gathered in Ihe hall, looking with fearful eyes at the closed door of Florabelle's apartment. Even Neddy uncl Teddy were serious. Clara cried; Ann felt sick. Mrs. Follet went through the second floor hall, muttering to herself that she'd always known i'lorabelle would come lo the gallows, (hat she kept a respectable house and she wouldn't put up with such goings on. Myrtle crouched in a comer, her eyes big and hunted. It was a strange day in the rooming house. Florabelle sent for clothes and Ann packed ;•> bag. She would never forget that few minutes with Florabelle in the city jail. Locked doors, barred windows, guards—horrible. "I didn't do it, Ann," the girl said. She was no longer ;\ girl. Her face was ravaged and old. "But that's what 1 get for playing willv fire. Keep away from men, kid—men like Clancy." Ann tried to encourage her. "They'll find the right one soon, Florabclle. Keep hoping." "I don't know who did it," Florabelle said through fight lips. "I was tight—we were all tight— somebody put the gun in my hand—" Ann went away, so depressed that she could scarcely drag herself up the El stairs. The next day passed with no good word but on Tuesday the load was lifted. Ann's prophecy' had-been Avell founded, Clatlcy's murderer was ai fl apprchcnded and Florabelle c;l home. She was a chastened wi an. When Mrs. Follct asked lo leave the respectable loon house she hadn't a word lo ; Three days later the girls he Ihal she had married Ihc posln Ann never saw her again. * * * WHILE all this was going Ann had been think Molding was going fo come way unless she forced it lo do Her mind darted up and di blind alleys. There seemed tc no way out. At Jast she cam. a conclusion and talked the n tor over with Clara. 'I can't go on like this forev she said. "I absolutely refuse make over hats all my life." Clara was alarmed. "You'd tcr hang on lo what you've "I will—until I get what I , Clara, I've pul in my name at agencies—" "A lot of good that'll do you "—for a place as parlor IT or companion or something ' that." Clara was horrified. "You in you want to be somebody's « mil?" "Call il Ihal if you want to don't mean general housework want to live in a beautiful he and handle nice things cvei (hey don'l belong to inc. I v, to live like decent people." "What's the matter with way we live?" "Nothing 1 — but I want to (his. I can very likely mak« much as I do now and havi •oom and board beside." Clara said, "I think yo crazy." "Maybe I am—maybe I c get a job without references the same I'm going to try. l' to leave here—" This brought Clara around her own enthralling affairs Ann's decision was forgotten. ,• left the rooming house on Frii The girls bade her farewel Hie upper hall. Neddy and '1 dy openly disapproved of her r step which had been duly repi cd to them by Clara. Mj cried. Clara was so taken up v her approaching marriage that scarcely noticed Ann's going. Ami wondered a little that girls could live together, sleei the same led, eat at the s; table, for n year and feel no : fondness, one for tlie other, had been an economic arrar m en t, nothing more. Carrying her suitcase and he paper bag, Ann walked down I Follet's stairs and straight into venture, dangerous adventure, (Tn Bc"c;oiilimicd) THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. O. *. MT. Off Many Superslilions Have Grown Up Around Various Kinds of Food We Eat BY UK. MOKUIS FIS1IBE1N Editor, Journal uf tlic American .Medical Association, am! of Hygcia, tlic tlcnllli Magazine Investigations indicate that pco- ,]lc are more superstitious during the early years or adolescence than at any other time. Men tcn:l lo out- row superstitious more easily linn do women, and women on (.lie \vhole are usually more superstitious (ban arc men. Boys and girls in small towns hear more superstitions and are more influenced by them than arc youngsters in Ihc cities. Since foods represent one of the most important of human interests, there arc probably more superstitions about eating tlia'.i about almost any other subject, of nil fowl superstitions, the cue most difficult lo destroy is the idea of dangerous food combinations. Probably next, is (lie idea that (he eulin!; of citrus fruits fills Uie. body with acid. A great excess in tlie diet ol any ot Ihc substances which tend to produce acid might result In a :ht excess of acid in 'Ihc body. Among the acid producing foods arc meat, egg yolks and fish. In general, fruits and vegetables arc alkaline producing foods. Fruit juices, like those of the orange, lemon, lime and strawberry, do not yield acid in the body. After they are digested, the end result, is an alkaline reaction. There arc sonic diseases in which the tendency of the body is toward acid, but the human body must have an alkaline reaction or il dies. For u long lime it was thought, that (he tomato was acid and limt it caused rheumatism. Fitly j. C ;\rs Announcements: The Courier News has been loi- uiatly authori/cd lo announce the following candidacies for office subject lo the action of (lie Democratic primary in August. Mississippi Coutlly Judge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer U. L. (BILLY) OAINES (For Second Term) JACK PINLEY ROBINSON t'ounly ami rrolulc Clerk T. W. POTTER (For Second Term) Cirt-uH Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (Tor Second Term) Itcprcsentativc (Koi the seat now held by Woodrow Hutton) J. LICE BEARDEN The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for election at the .Municipal Elect ion. to uc held April 2. Municipal Judge DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE \V. BARHAM City Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHOUT JOHN FOSTER City Attorney ROY NELSON PEKOY A. WRIGHT ago people thought that uric accumulated in the body, was sponsible for all sorts of disc Today lire old uri; acid idea been completely destroyed. Ca studies of all of (he tissue Ihc body failed lo reveal that arid is In any way associated the forms of inflammation H appear in rheumatism auc! Brighl's disease. « * * The great advertising camp: for all sorts of alkaline tooth p and mouth washes, the advert campaigns for drug comblna contaiiiiiis; carbonale of soda aspirin, nnd the advertising- paigns concerning citrus fruits tended to create and matntait pcrslilions about acids and ad rather than to break them dow .litlcrlMigs Arc Dcfcml'A SALT LAKK CITY, UlahVK. JiUerbu; dancing is nothing an ocitlcl of physical energy, ii opinion of Miss Ethel Bowers, secretary of Ihe National Fie. lion Association. She said j needs vilocnt, dancing, running raciuc games as well as mi tames, observation games and catioiial games. • HOLD EVERYTHING corf wo >r w* i»vi«. me. T. w. tie u s TAT. OFF. 3-18 "Frankly, Mrs. Baker, i ilon'l see why Ihc woman I can't come out and play!" •

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