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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Pubbslior J, GRAHAM SUDBUKY, Editor SAMUEL F. NOHR1S, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives- Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Clilcaso. Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Kvery Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second- cla.is. mntter at Die post-" office at Blytlicvllle, Arknnsns, imrier act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By. carrier'in (he City of Blythcvllle, IS?, per week, or 05o per month, By mall, within n radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75o for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six liichiiiu, $0.50 per ycnr; In zones seven find eight, Sl0.no per year, payable In advance. Kids Nfedn't tt<> Ciimintih Circuit Judge Fremont Kvans of Benton Harbor, Mich., sadly regretted thai, instead of .sending juvenile 1 delimiticiit.s to leform schools, lie couldn't simply prescribe n hearty dose of "an okl- fiifiliioned \vooclshccl, a big strap, and someone who would use it with a ven- •geance." The jurist said ho thought that it would do more good than .sending the youngsters away. Maybe it would, too. Psychologists have been known to debate that CIUCK- lion far into the night. Whenever youthful delinquents are shipped away to places where they can brush up on the line points of crime they didn't know before, almost any course would be better than detention. Russia Clouts Otii Loud .Russia is still linn about one thing: She started the Finnish war to protect, her own boundaries from invasion, presumably by tlie Finns. Gloating over the peace treaty, Ku.s- sian writers loudly proclaim that drastic action against Finland became necessary only after (lie "imperialistic" war in the west compelled the Soviets lo take precautions against an attack- on Leningrad. . That's their story, and they're sticking to it. J But there was another story Hint ran hand-in hand with this one when the war,l)egjin. You remember'.' Kussia was' going fo'.")iberalc" the "oppres.setl" ' citizens of Finland from their "fascist" government. There is complete silence on that point now, but in UIOKU days when treaties se£m to be made just so they can be broken, there is no' assur- ' ance that the Finns' "emancipation" is forgotten. Perhaps it's just postponed. * The Story of Democracy Hcndrik Willcm van l.oon For 500 Years the Dark Ages Are Uulighted By Gleams .From Llie Light of Democracy Were Ihc Dark Ages really as dark ar, ttu-v "* f ">c from the scene, the ganger w «s left WT..P , IS 5508510 " Ol »"> new- Northern and r a ,fihV f "i 0fK - WCrC OVerni " "J' »''""* »f "'«- rauding barUarmns, all of whom tried lo find n spot In the warm and comfortable sun of the Mediterranean. ._ Hence -there arose n period of unrest which nnrt ^iV,"' , thC " ee "' 1!lc Orenl - Migrations and which in the end destroyed the last vcsligts — — -—i!! 1 " ° r Ia<v ami C1(icr which liat| licpi1 i OUT OUR WAY • Home's mat Important contribution to the clvi- Itealloit of the nucicnt world. Kiiglnmt, which had been under Komrm domination /or ns long ns America has been Inhabited by tlic wJilte nmn, wns le/l to Us own Me nnd the moment, the Jnsl of Romim legioiwfres Jmd embarked /or Ilic continent, it, became the prey o/ every pirate whose ship was sufficiently seaworthy to let him cross from the mainland to this rich Islnml. The Balkni) provinces were so completely forgotten Hint seme of them, like nuinnnln, dlsnp- pcnred from view /or more than a thoiisund years. liome herself was no longer safe Irom /oreign attack itnd the seat of residence was first of all moved to Rnvoimn on the const of the Adriatic nnd another imjiemlor—nnotlier coinmander-ln- chlef—cstiibllshcd himself nnd his court In con- slanttno;ile ou the banks of the Bosptum giving the bewildered savages (still ami U) spite of every thliiK deeply Impressed hy the name of Home) Ihe sight of a .world dominated by two full-Hedged Hoirmn emperor!,. For n short while the nnvles of the Romans held their own In Iho Mediterranean, nut this wns n matter of life nnd death to them, for without Ihc Brain ships Hint piled regularly lie- (W.-DII EOT!, nnd Italy, the people of the Italian peninsula wciild have perished even as the Inhabitants of London will die of hunger If the Germans should ever succeed In cultln; olf the Rraln supply from Africa nnd South Africa. Hut shortly after the dentil of Mohammed, the whole of northern Africa was conquered by the followers of the Prophet nnd the Medller- nmemi thereupon became a Moorish Inland sea on whirh no Christian vessel was safe from attack. In Ilaly In the valley of the I'o, the Lombards who find settled down there maintained u sem- Ijteiire of (lint tribal government common among nil Hie wiinderliif Teutonic tribes among Hie icrc.sts nnd plnlnfi of northern nnd eastern Eiiropr. Of course, ever .since they had gone on the warpath, they had been obliged (o elect them- selvrs a commandpr-hi-chlef, but these old German kings only enjoyed their power ns long ns they were nble lo lend their felloiv tribesmen inlo happier pastures. They were klng.s In the sense Hint the Chiefs of cur own Indian tribes were kings, very limited in their actual power and depending for their final decisions upon the will of n deliberative council composed of the older members of (lie community. Of course, now and then one of these little chieftains, cleverer or more unscrupulous than his neighbors, would succeed In making himstll n sort of local klnypin. The most successful ol Ilicso was a Finnklsh chief whose family, during the InllEi- hnlf of the eighth century, ruled over the greater purl of the ancient Roman province of Gaul. Meanwhile. In Home, the bishops of that city had reached n point of eminence where their episcopal rivals were ready to recognize them as their splrllmi! head—as (lie pontlfcx mnxl- mus of the whole of the Christian Church. But this wns an empty honor ns long as Home wns nt the mercy of both Viking nnd Saracen. The Popes therefore cnst around for some ruler who could net as their protector. The choice quite naturally fell upon the young and ambitious Fraiikish kins and he was asked to net as the worldly champion of the spiritual domain of the church. On Christmas Day of the ycnr 800, the Pope solemnly crowned tills barbarian chieftain from the wilds of Europe ns the successor to the glories of the old Roman emperors. ., Bui .the empire over which Charlcmngnc Ihc Orcnt, wns lo rule was. to he .-of ..German" origin, for no<v II hntl become the turn ol North Europe to tnko the leadership in International affairs. And in n rough mid ready way the scheme worked—it divided tho world Into two halves— » Pope lo look after Iho splrltiml miration at" Hie people, nnri (in emperor to Inke cnrc of their worldly Jieetls. The nmmgcjiient was for the people, but neither by the people nor of the people. Dili, as nobody cared, Ibis did not really matter. Once more there was n policeman willing and able to maintain order and Hint was nil anybody asked. J&YWIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS NKXT; The cycle begins agiiln—Democracy rows from the feudal sy.slem. 0 SO THEY SAY Wo ore \now\ because we are conscious ol these solemn duties, which we shall continue lo fulfill: Ihe SUCCORS ol Hint western civilization thai has been our heritage for centuries. Hut we nlso know that we Imvc paid to the very last penny any debt thai we may have owoti the west—Field Marshal Huron Carl Cllistav Mnimcrlicim, chief of Finnish army. V t 4 I know there are minis' people out of employment because of Inventions, but If there hail been no technological Inventions we would DC hi a slate of barbarism today.—Senator George W. Noi'ris (Hid., Ncb.». "01., slop Ihnl Imw-ha^njj! ICvery time I | )uy n I1CW , la , , - J Jiavc lo sow up yotir vest!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD B * Willia '» Ferguson FARMERS .ALON& THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. RAISE COTTON ON TOP .SOIL FROAA IOWA -AND OTHER NORTHERN STATES — SOIL CARRIED DOWN AND DEPOSITED FLOOD WATERS. COPB. 1110BYWE4 SERVICE. IHC. THREE -FOURTHS OF THE WORLDS LAND OP THE EQUATOR-. A AAALB AAOUSE CALLED A STAG, BUCK, BULL. OR. BOxXR. -—- — — --—' — • -^w—-i.j"-i. ,—n_y ANSWER: Male mice .ire known as bucks, and females as does. NKXT: KIciiliaiils ui minialurc. Soys in Jai) Escape, Rob Store and Return i. PKOVO. Utah (UP)-l'rovo no- ice iirreslcil two youthful Inrlus- riitl school parolees for im'rsti^a- ion in Ilir bnrgliuy of a store The boy.s wore placed in jail The i nest nighl. anolhcr store v. us bur- glnrlzcd, anil <«o automobiles vrcrc stolen by youths nn.wciim; the description O f ibosn arrrMrd ii, c prcvtons night. The olDcm hnslcncd lo dip iiii an;t lo Ihelr surprise found the boys still in I heir cell. However, nflcr questioning, Ihe boys admitted they had pried a door from the cell, committed Ihc second burglary, ridden for a whilp. in the nutoniobtk-s—and returned lo jail, where they thought they \vonld be wife. They were returned to Hie indusivial school. . HE CALLS II SERIOUS! IT'S ABOUT AS SERIOUS AS A MOSQUITO BITE, ./CAM RET THAT BUT THE BULL OF-IHE J -VSaiST^T FORE- WCODS H-NSM'T RE- /HAW HOPES IT AWT COVERED His SPEECH \ 1RWI\L! HE'S lOOIi- > VET AT ALL THIS COM- i IK» Fffij ^ pso CERN-- HE C4NT FIGUREjMoTlOM AMD HE THAT THE ASSISTANT ,-^TCM'T WISH THE KXEMAW IS SEWOOS X B'.JLU AWY H'\Rt3 .WITH THAI STRETCHES V|JCK,OF COURSE, . LOOKS SERIOUS. / SETTER. NOT TAKE AMV CHANCES - - WE'LL 7AKE YOU 7O THE HOSPITAL RIGHT AWAY, SO YOU CAW GET PROPER CARE By J. R. Williama OUR BOARDING HOUSl It is estimated thnt the feet endure ti stress of 25 tons in carrying .in average-weight, person one milp. ( M EGAD, HOW! f\ BIT Hoople HAVE VOL) BEEW^ ( A STEAMFITrC^ SlTTiNG OM i\ • FRSSMLV PAINTED PARK BEMCH ? > -'-Wl OU'T STOOP OVER IN A CKOWDE-D MAJOR/ PJIIDAY, MARCH 22, 1040 • SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES COPYRIGHY, 1640, CHAPTER XXVI TRENE said, "When wo met a the Altais Club parly I had no Idcn that you were a breadwinner. You looked so ullra lha night." "J slopped out of type for the evening." "I don't want to bo nosey, but— you're different, Ann. Where is your family? Why are you a housekeeper— If you don't mind lelllng me." "My parents are dead, (he) were killed In an accident. I don't know much about my father's people. Mother came from Seattle, Perhaps I have cousins and uncles I»K| aunts oul there. I never looked into it." "Are you absolutely on your own?" "Yes." "I give, you credit, Ann. 1 couldn't earn enough to buy a bowl ol bread and milk." They talked on like two girls >n tho same walk of life. Irene iisked, "Where's thai good-looking .man who was wiih you at Ilic Athens Club?" "He's oul in Moline, floorwulk- mg a 10-cenl store." Aim's face shadowed, Watching her, Irene said, "I thought you two were in lore." "People like us can't afford to be in love." "I'm having a lot of fun at the moment being in love," Irene confided. "Cad would throw a lit if he knew." She laughed delightedly "Steve Claybourne?" Ann asked No. Jeff Fortner— he's an orchestra leader." Irene iigheci. I H gel over it, but I hate lo— he s a new kind of thrill." ."Vpu're not going io marry him? "Goodness, no. I don't fancy myself us the wife at an orchestra leader. I'll marry Steve some day We're not in love, but we go with the same crowd and like lo do the same things. I'll marry Steve when I get around to it." _Ann laughed. "Docs he know "Oh, f suppose he feels like I do, that we'll make a nice pair when we each want to be halt of a pair." "Would you care if he fell in love will) someone else?" Ann w;is thinking or the conversation on (lie stairs the previous evening. "No, I wouldn't care. We're bolh looking around a little. I might even fall in love." She gat up from the bed. "I'd better be getting dressed." • » * ^NN was ready for bed wlien the telephone rang. She wait- eu tor Hose to answer but, when the bell kept up Its monotonous cnant, she went to the upstairs sitting room. "Mr. Temple's residence," she "Ann? Steve talking." "Hello, Stove." "How'd you like lo go lor a cruise on the lake? It's a swelllsh night." ',!!!n nC£tly ' Stevc ' 1>m to ° tired." u u do you good. I'll have you back in an hour U you say so, The moon is not quite full, but "Are you, too?;' Steve laughed.' "My slate of intoxication is well in hand, lady " It was dark in the sitting room and (he moonlight made a puddle on the Carpet. It would be gorgeous on the lake. The Temple gardens sloped down to the wafers edge. A dock reached far out into the lake. Ann could niagine Sieve's launch put-pul- :ing up to (he dock in the silvery ight. For a moment she -was emplecl. Then, "Steve, try to understand. Wr. Temple and Irene and Blake .ire wonderful (o me, but, alter ull, I'm not a member of the fam- ly. I have work to do and plenty of it. I can'l go tooting oil at this lour of the night—" "Doesn't a housekeeper rate a boy friend?" "Perhaps—after she gets her lousekeeping under control." "Then you won't go?" "Not tonight, Steve. Th;mk •ou." Ann wua not too pleased hat Sieve had asked her to slip >ut of the house for a midnight ruise. It clearly emphasized the lifference in their stations. He coined to read her llioughls. "Don't think I'm trying to back- loor you," he said. "What I (old •ou last night goes. If you don't witch out I'll ask John Temple or your hand." "Steve—you slay in your own ack yard and I'll stay in mine. That's the better way." t * t PUREE hectic days passed. - 1 - Against terrific odds, Ann made progress. She decided on a cw market and clipped Plunket's bjeclions short. "I could have both you and our uncle arrested for what's ecu going on," sheisaid. Plunket etired to menacing silence, it vas on the third night that Ann aw the cook whisk out'of her the second floor corridor. "Plunket—" she called sharply. There was no answer and she was half inclined to believe that die had imagined the visit, Blake, home for a few days, dashed out of his room, begging for help with his dress tie, and Ann forgot (lie incident. The following morning Mr. Teinpla came down (o breakfast with a grievance. "My watch has disappeared," he grumbled, frowning and fumbling at his waistcoat pocket. "I know I had it when I came home last evening. Ito- member distinctly of taking it out of my pocket when ( changed to leimis clothes before dinner." "That's queer," Ann Bald. "It couldn't have got very far." Hose, who had been serving the 6* fruil, vanished into the'"kitchen.'" When breakfast was finished Mr. Temple asked Ann (o ring for the maids. They came inlo the dining room, Rose and Beth and Piunkei. "Has anyone seen my watch?" Mr. Temple asked, scrutinizing each face in turn. Hose and Belli shook their heads. Plunket looked meaningly at Ann. '1 don't want to be suspicious," Mr. Temple went on, "but several .hings have disappeared around here. When I took my late wife's jewels lo the bank I found that a two-karat diamond was missing. No one knew anything. The last time Irene gave a luncheon, two dozen salad forks could not be found." He turned to Ann. 'Please check the silver, Miss Brown. We'll compare it wjlh my list." She nodded and ho continued. "I've overlooked these items, in jff. each case believing that there was~ some reasonable excuse, but"—he pounded the table and his voice rose—"I'll be damned if my watch can get away without a fight. I've carried that watch for 25 years and I intend to carry it lo the end of my clays. It I don't find the watch on my dresser when I return tonight I'll send for the police. You may go." Plunket stepped out of line. "May f see you alone, Mr. Temple, sir?" "All right—in the library," he snapped. Plunket gave Ann a long, expressive look as she left the dining room. She sakt spitefully, "I'm ativjsirjg you not lo let Miss Brown go upstairs until you sec me." All al once Ann knew what it as ull about. She had been Framed by Plunkel and her reJ;i- livcs. H was their subtle way of oom as she turned Ihc corner in getting rid nf her. • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. KEO. u. S. PAT. OPT Toenail Parings Should Be Removed To Prevent Spread of Infection BY. lilt. MOItniS KISHUEIX Kditor. Journal of the. American IS1 c tli r a 1 Association, anil of Hygcln, Ilic Health Mngazinc Among the strongest of the common beliefs arc those associated with locnaiis. Sonic .seem lo be jrotecllve and others symbolic. Among many superstitious people, the toenails are always burned after 'being cut. to bring joort luck. It is also said anyone who throws the thai from (he tocnails or. HID floor Oionld pick them up nl. once or will be rorced lo pick them up when he dies. It is supposwi to be unlucky to cut toennils on SunAnnounceinents: The Courier News has been for- nnlly authorized to announce the ollowing candidacies for office sub- cct to the action of Ihe Democratic iiriinnry in August. Mississippi County .ludgr ROLAND GREEJM Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES . <For Second Term) JACK FINLEY ROBINSON Comity .iml Probate Clerk T. W. POTTER (For .Second Term) t'irrtiil Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS i For Second Term) Kcpmnit.itUT. (For Ihe scat, now held by Woodvow Hiitton) J. LEE UEARDEN day, but cutting toenalls on Monday will bring success. In the mint; of primitive man, all superstition and control over others depended on getting some povjlon of the body of the persons concerned on which lo perform magic. Thus, there are innumerable superstitions about working mngic which depemls on getting hairs Trom the head, teeth, fingernails or toennils lo lie used as symbols ot the persons about to be "conjured." If one finds it. impossible to obtain sonic portion of the body ol the person concerned, the magic would have to be brought about at a distance nnd not directly on (he person of the one \vho was to be cursed. For that reason, merely as a form of protection. It b2- (Tp Be'Continued) came the custom to make certain Dint tosnalls or fingernails or teeth removed from the body were carefully disposed of. Nowadays it is important to dispose properly of material removed irom the feel simply lo prevent "athlete's foot," which Is a parasitic Infestation. This is so widespread that it. Is quite possible that people of the past may have protected themselves against the spread of foot Infections by making certain thnt the toenails would always be burned. The ctas-s of the week mentioned here are associated with religions belief. Sunday is a day of rest with a religious significance. U Is believed wrong to engage In any mundane accirpntion on n Sunday. K'hereas the same eifort on Mori-^ day Is desirable. P NEXT: Delicts ,,tant rliililbirlli. rrohlbltioi; enforcement cost thr United States almost Sl.000,000 ouch month. Accorrihiu to estimates, Atner- iui's trailer population totaled nearly 1,000,000 at tbf.' end of 19'!S. 6 HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis oi post now held by L. H. i\ulry> U H AUTRY (For Second Term* FKA.NK D. UNDERWOOD AMCSSOT \V. VV. (UUDDY) WATSON • (For Second Term) The Courier News has hnen au- Ihoiized to announce, the following candidacies lor election al tlvs Municipal Election, to be held April 'I Municipal Judge DOVLE HENDEKSON (For Second Termi GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk PRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHORT •1OIIN rOSTRR C'ily AKornc.v HOi' NEUSON PKRCV A. WRIGHT on light lo Ihnl bntsli, iial-I'in lukin' t | lc ] LU w a "