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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . '• THH COURIER:NEWS CO. , H. W, HAINES, Publisher J. QRAHAU 6UD3UEY, Editor SAMUEL P. KORRIS, Advertising Manager BWTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Sole Nation*] Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except .Sunday Entered as second class matter at Die post- office at BlyUieville, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By carrier in the City of Blylhevlllo, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six montlis, 15c for three months; by maU in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10,00 per year, payable In advance. Belter Business Will Boost, Incomes The American Federation of Labor believes it has found a way to solve the unemployment problem. It's very simple, ns the A. F. of J'. sees it. All thai needs to bo dona is to boost the national income ]0 hillion dollars from the 70-biIIion dollar mark it struck last year. This, according lo the A. F. of L.'s monthly business .survey, would involve n general \vage increase of six per cent. If this were done, the report says, the result would be a general 13 per cent expansion in soles for all types of products, with the result lhat all industries would be able to put more men to work. When the circle was finally completed, it is reasoned, 2,700,000 jobless persons could be placed. The A. . F. of L. now estimates there arc 10,000,000 unemployed. The picture is pain led in further detail like this: The income received by the new workers would total $3,730,000,000. Workers now employed would • get:.?2,670,000,000 more a year, and an additional $3,800,000,000 would be forthcoming in raises on ;•<!! other incomes. The total would add. up to slightly more than 10 billion dollars. But would this provide Hie right answer? Industrial economy is a complex structure. Wages are supposedly' based on business conditions. When business .becomes batter and shows signs of re- •mamiinf better for longer liinj) jiisl ;i month or two, wages can be raised. To raise pay arbitrarily without juslilkii- tiou other than the nebulous hope of better times to come would be an extremely hazardous economic, adventure. Granting that 2,700,000 men could be given jobs, what would happen to the remaining 7,300,000 who would still be unemployed ? Industry will pick up men as quickly as it, can absorb them. Everything depends on how many orders are forthcoming. Our problem still is to figure out a way—not of removing only a small group of men from among "the unemployed—but rather of finding a non-relief job for every m, m able and willing to accept it. SATURDAY,-MAKC11 23, Real progress toward busing expansion anti re-employment, or Increased employment, can only come when there L, a sense of certainty and stability in U,e conditions under whre,,' business must be conducled.-Tom M. Oirdlcr. chairman, Republic S1 eel Corporation. I do not believe anyone" notT citizen of Km- ' laud has any right to question her difficult flc- i cislon.-SeMtor Robert M. La Follctlc, Jr. ' (Prog., Wis.). OUT OUR WAY 'The Story of Democracy By Heiidrlk Wlllem van Loon The Cycle Begins Again-From Feudalism Democracy Comes lo a Re-Birth Chapter Eighteen The recuperative power of the human race seems to be unlimited. No sooner hud the roads once more become safe lor travel than that we can observe a return of commercial activities which had been absent for .some twenty generations. This did not mean Intemalionnl trade In the nicdcrn of the word, for In 1111 age when the emperor's family traveled in bullock carts, the exchange of goods was Kill! so inslunillcanl. that peddlers with pacKs on their backs could easily take care of all the people's needs. But after this long period of hibernation, any return to a normal form of exislencc meant an enormous step forward, and at this point it Is necessary to give the devil his due and say a Kood wore! for im Institution which In our modern America is ustmlly regarded with profound riifnpproviil. I refer to that Interesting form of government known as feudalism. It Is true Unit from the point of vlciv of the year 1010 feudalism as an Institution bus very little to recommend it. But II we want to be fair, we should remember tluil il was something absolutely unavoidable. Feudalism during the early Middle Ages was necessary us the system of the vigilantes which sprang up nil over the far west during the earliest days of its development, and as self-appointed policemen these feudal lords performed a most valuable service. Once more the merchant, could move from place to place without the constant fear of losing not. only his possessions but also his life. The feudal lord of course did nothing for nothing. But as the recognized man of violence, he promptly ei'fldlcnted the smaller fry and no sooner had a modicum of safety returned lo a much plagued world Uian beiiold! commerce and trade once more made their triumphant, entry among the people of Europe. Here and there such energetic; individuals banded together, and amidst the ruln.s of undent, Roman towns they re-established themselves as citizens of a free community. Soon their numbers were increased by those former .serfs who by means of their extraordinary ability at some particular craft had been able (o buy their personal liberty. And then came the twelfth century when a combination of circumstances suddenly rushed to their as- slslancf! in n most unexpected fashion. The primitive agricultural melhods of the Dark Ages had completely exhausted the soil. Soon there wns not, bud enough to feed the multitudes. And at lhat precise moment, the victory in the East, of the Mohammedans had placed the holy shrines of Christendom at the mercies ot an unbelieving sultan. Tile Church began to preach those crusades which were to deliver the Holy Land from the yoke of the Infidel and soon It was practically impossible for any self-respecting sciuire not to tnke part In nt least one of these great migrations. He was of course -obliged to Iravei In state and with a considerable retinue of soldiers and servants. For that purpose he needed ready money, for the shipping companies of Venice and Genoa did not, believe In credit. This money he obtained' by borrowing cash from (he only people who had any—from the merchants. The merchants, not being under any particular obligation to do the fashionable thing, could slay peacefully al home. And when no Interest was pr-ltl on their loans, Uiey were able to insist upon certain substitutes in the fofra of alt sorts of rights and prerogatives that were lo increase (he Independence of their little cities. Ana as this process continued for almost Ihree centuries, the same crusades were of the greatest importance In helping the growth of Europe's inonied middle classes. And since "city air meant, free air," Ihe spirit, of independence among the inhabitants of the high-walled towns grew to a point where they felt themselves strong enough to act, independently of nny over-lord. That was the beginning of those city-republics which originated in Ktily during the thir- tccnth century ((he. Crusades had lasted from 109f! utili! 1270) nnd which were almost exact repllcus of the old Greek democracies, In regard lo (.heir political structure nnd in their devotion to the or Is, But none of those ever became a Democracy In our modern sense or Ihn word. They were "tied by nnd for the wcll-lo-do classes. The average man luul no influence- wlialsoiiver upon the government. He worXcd, paid his taxes and obeyed. His time was lo come, but not. until he bad been able to gain strength through organization—not until lie had established those early unions which we know by the'picturesque name of the Guilds, NEXT: Tito rise ami fait of Ihc. Guilds as n step lutvari) Ik'mmTney. SIDE GLANCES • SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES "You are gelling f a i[ (T every day, Bcrllia—and you are . making jnc very, very nervous!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Kergusou FULL &ROWM 1 ®- " ELEPHANTS j 01= APRICA, WEIOH OfsJLV ABOUT 15 SAAALLER. THAW TEXAS, VET HAS A ABOUT ONE -THIRD THAT OF THE U.S. WEAR IT, PUT IT OM YOUR. HORSE, CHOP WITH IT OB, PLANJT IT JIN VOLJR Mole™' " °" IOUr ll0 ' Se - Il ' s a kind of h: ""-''-. T Part of 'VEXT; Hon «'i!i ||i c carlh lie Iinbifable? Collector Has General Pike's Blunderbuss PHILADELPHIA 'UPi~w. Ward tarn, a curio collector. | s r'le mvner of ;i heavy hrass blunderbuss once the proporu- of Bri" Gen, Zrbiilon Mom "ornery Tike discoverer of j'ikc's ivak in Colorado. The blunderbuss «s in a( j c in England and has ; , liell-sh-incri barrel. K weighs n |,,vl 16 pounds. On its butt is seraWncl ihc name W. M. I'ike," whii ufnvcd lin:i from Zebulon Pike shortly ccloie his death In 1813. "When I wns a boy. t fired the I weapon several times." Benin said. j "Uvu one day 1 got enough noise ! to last me a long lime. i "While r went into Hie house "or a moment, some (,oy s rilled a 1 almost to the muzzle with powder, | tlfn rammed hi a lot o[ wadding. They dared mo to (ire it. I re- J mnnti'r si'Dlnir a policcm.i:i rtin- •niiv; up the strofl. HP never found lout v.liat sniijed the-explosion, nnd | he didn't c.Heh us. but we never 1 tried shootin;; it again.' 1 VES, BUT CASH \ IM ACVAMCE. JUST IM CASE. WE BRE-VKHIS / NHCK GE7TIM 1 / HIM UP--HE'D \ SURE CO IT WrfM J / SAV--HOVV MUCH COULD WE OVRRV BROKEN MV ANKLE.' I CAM'T WALU, - HOW WILL I GET **~*-*- s<,^ \*if, )^-' OURBOA^INGHOUSE with Major Hoo } vk >( CARWINS GROCERIES/- IM ', H.w MORE IBI& „ - -H.ATV'f .( N VCUR i-REE ^HOW AMD Sttr. <f TMAM A ^Rs.c'^Favy)'THERE. ftOFf, ~%Z^s' ( Goe^ THE SUIT. ftillftC : IZ CJ v '• - <^?b^^&£%ttyffi&y ' v> •.'%.. I ', * ' ,<f yf^" •" "'* />*//'&'^'s , :y .--^^t ^ M~|iPP^^ ,> r^ts^^lt^^ pii -* w "^""""""" ^'C^^^^ ,,, 3 iOP/GOES "•-"^V" TltE WEASEL,' -.;'.-^*-"^_ llAVt Irene reunite ci- iiim ii mt , llc i, „„, ,„ , . wllli Strvv, iMl n-lll i,rulml,l>- »i"rry ],|,,, { .,- t ;,l,i,:lly. Ana (urili UKVVII n Unlc with Sieve. Ann i'lniri|i« ilou'ii ,m Ilie nervnntii. Mr. *«„„...» ,„,„.,, ,l|»,,,,,,,,, lr(( . „„ i!"•""""* ""• »iTV<inl». -rlit vnok Him* Ann mnj- kium- numijlhlnir uljuut me iul.<»iiiK ivnti'I.. CHAPTER XXVII MR. TEMPLE glanced at Ann his keen eyes troubled. Suddenly she felt sick and frightened Mr. Temple said, "Ann, you anc Plunkcl come to (lie library " Together, they followed him, Ann leading the way with her head high. "Well, Plunket—" Mr. Temple began, nipping off the end of i cigar. "I know where your v.'atch js ' Plunket said defiantly. "I been suspicious of Miss Brown evei since she came. More silver has disappeared from the dining room and I took (he liberty of looking for em in her room. I found 'em all nghf." She looked smug and satisfied. "Go up and look for yourself .Look in the bottom drawer of her dresser. Your watch is there and a roll of silver. 1 seen 'em with my own eyes." Ann shook with rage. "I have never stolen a thing in my life, Mr. Temple. If your things are found in my room they were planted there—" Just at this moment, Irene, drowsy-eyed, wearing an exotic negligee, drifted jn( 0 die room. What's the excitement?" she asked. "My watcii has disappeared" her father explained. "Plunket says it's in Ann's—Miss Brown's —room." "If it is, Plunket put it there" Irene said easily. "How do you know so much, anyway?" 'she asked of the cools "Well—I—" "I know—you were snooping. That proves my point. You took the watch and put it in Ann's room—" Mr. Temple started for the door \ou. two girls stay here. Plunket, take me to the drawer where you saw the watch." He strode up the stairs, Plunket panting behind him. "She's a rotfer," Irene said disgustedly. *•• ^ * A NK nodded. She felt chilly. It was no small matter to be accused of stealing. And she hadn't a doubt that Mr. Temple would return with the damning evidence. He did. ''You may go, l'lunket,"'he said placing a roll of silver on the table and fingering the watch. Ann stared at the watch. ,.m, ^ tllats mine," she said lhat watch belonged to mj ; athcr. And this roll of silvei • bought the spoons, one by one myself." Mr. Temple stood before her Gravely he looked into her white face. His expression was one of disappointment ratlier than blame May I have It a moment?' Ann held out her hand and lie gave it to her. She opened the back case. "See?" she said, handing it back to him. "My father earned that watch until he died l ve had it ever since." Mr Temple looked at the inscription. He took a pair of spectacles rrom his pocket and looked again. "Well-'' he g aspod) his eycs darling to Ann's face and back to the engraving. Irene went to look over his shoulder. "'To Peter Temple on his 21sl birthday,'" she read, repealing Peter Temple— But your watch says John Temple—I've read it a hundred times." Her father asked abruptly, Where did you got this, Arm?" "As long as I con remember mv father carried il." "But your name is Brown." fl(h ./, Peler Brown was my "Peler Broivn—" thoughtfully. Where did lie get tills watch?" "I don't know," she faltered. My father made his living by _ veil, by gambling. Often he took hings in payment of debts, watches and diamonds, once a vachl. I always thought he had come by the watch that way. He sold the other things, but never bis watch." "Probably appreciated it," Mr lemple nodded. He gave the vatch to Ann. "Now the question s—Where's mine?" he said. As if the words were a cue for an entrance, Blake, slick in hj s uniform, came into the room "Borrowed 'your watch last light, Dad," he said. "Mine v,'as an the Wink. Hope you don't nmd." The watch he handed over vas exactly like the one Ann held n her hand. "Well, I'll be—" Mr. Temple nuftered. He held out his hand o Ann. "Forgive an old fool, will •on? ' ho asked, smiling at her. "Of course." * % s NN was trying to reason il out. ' Plunket, snooping in her room had seen the watch. When Mr. remple came to the breakfast able wifh his grievance she evi- lonlJy ihought that events had >layed into her hands. She was robably convinced, at that mo- •nent, that her troubles with Ann were over. If she only knew Ann thought, they had only beg Mr, Temple started for the dc Irene caught his arm. "Wait minute," she said. "Maybe An father's real name was Temi Maybe you're my cousin, Ann. ' look alike—more than one pen has noticed it. Oil, isn't this ext ing—just like the third act oi play." Mr. Temple's sharp eyes i from one girlish face to the olh "You two do look alike," he c claimed. "Tell me about yc father, Ann. Sit down, let's comfortable." "He was tall and dark, sort dashing looking. He had the me charming manners in the wor He made mother and me love J>. in spite of ourselves." • "That sounds like Pete," IV Temple nodded. "Pete—that's what I alwa called him. He was educated ai had been well reared. I used think maybe ho was the blac sheep of some nice family. PC haps lie got into ;i scrane a'nd (01 another name—" "I'M Eay Pele gol inlo a scrar dozens of them." Mr. Teinr laughed excitedly. "Good o Pete," he mused. "The most ]o able rascal I ever knew. I w the conservative type and ahva stood a little in awe of him where is he now, child?" he brol off (o ask. Ann told'of the fire. "They g me out with a few tilings and tl walcli. They couldn't save Fe ind Mother." It hadn't been ; long since the tragedy and h. voice shook. "I've been lone without them," she faltered. * * * £> IRENE appealed to her fatfte A "E>o you think this Pete perse vas your brother?" "It certainly sounds like it rr dear. Wait—do you remember he had any identifying mark nn?" "He had a scar over his rigl eye, he was left-handed—" Mr. Temple sighed. "That D ete. I remember when he gaslie us head. The doctor took ; (itches." He sighed again. "It i, nosl killed me when my fath< lisinheritecl him and bought hii t one-way ticket to Seattle." "He married my mother in Si Jlfle, she was a kindergartc eacber." Irene sang out, "But look, Da —that makes Ann my cousin." "By Jove, it docs." Ann got quickly to her fee Please—let's forget that. Ju iccause Petpigot married ami ha daughter is no", reason why an} thing should be different wilb (To Be Continued) < 0 THE FAMILY DOCTOR f- M. REG. O. S. Beliefs That Grow Up on Childbirth Are Often Result of Wishful Thinking BV DK. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Mcrlirnl ^:..sociatlori, and of Uygcia, Ihr Jtraltli AMjazinc As might lie expected, thr. hirth if a child is generally n matter of itch great iignificance that the lumber nf tiipcrstitjons concerning his event may be counted into the hotitiaiids. Many of I hem n.-prcponl '.viihrs hnt the people hope will bu rral- zcd. Others arc protective in tint hey afford oiiportunity to ward off disas-iioSi-.tmcnt.s and dissnlisfac- ion:; to Inquiring friends. Still oth- :rs t'o back to the iwsl when our oiolojic.M and scientific kitoulcdsc Announcements: Tile Courier News lias been for nnlly authorized lo announce tlie j ollowhiK raudio'ades for oifict* .sub-1 ect tu Ihc action of Ihc nemrxrralir. i •wliviary in August. Mississippi County .Incise ROLAND GREEN j Sheriff and rtillectnr [ HALE JACKSON County Treasurer ! K. I,. (BILLY! GAIN'F-S i 'I-'cr Second Term' JACK FINI.EY 'ROBINSON County anil Prob.ilr rink i T. W, POTTKii i Tor Second T»vm> Circuil Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS 'For Second Term) Representative < For the seal now held fly Woodrow ijuttoni J. LEE BEARDE.V was much slighter than il is today. One of the simplest beliefs, re- * * * pcnted in :< variety of forms, is that, a woman, on a first visit to a ncivly born baby, should not hold him In her arms unless she wishes shortly lo become a mother. Also, if a married woman is the first person to see a recently born Infant, she will have the next baby; or If n woman lays her coat or hat on a strange bed, she will bear a child. Ail of these superstitions arc protective against creation of a desire. >l is the nature of women to want, batics and to become attracted to ( them. The belief about, the woman i wlio lays her hat an<i coal on a • ft range bed is based on nothing ji'cJenlific, beyond the power of i .suggestion, i A r.iimlxT of .superstitions about childbirth are based purely on e periensc. For example, there r. the sayings thai a poor man certJin to have many children R- the belief that children concciv while the parents are inloxicat will be Idiotic. There seems be plenty of good evidence to i dicalc that chronic- alcoholism likely to produce deterioration the children. There is the belief that t mother who falls to nurse her ba will soon have another. This based on the fact lhat nursing the child seems lo postpone' i sumption of the periodic fur.ctio of women, during which conce lion Is possible. Much more suggestive vs r belief that if a husband and. quarrel continually. tiicir c',^... will be ugly. Continuous qu'am iiijj among parents ir, likely to reflected in snllcniiFss and di.ssat faction in the children, leading an appearance which will be u^: even in the child with regular fc lures. Native Africans in Dahomey. French colony. Uvist thsir fi'-n knuckles until ihey crack, up< greeting a friend. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyds Lewis \ 'For i.M row held by I., it. Ai)|i.v> L. H. AUTHY iKi- Second Terni'i FRANK I). UNDERWOOD Assessor W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON i,For .Seconci Teim) The Courier News has b:t'H nu- thorucd f .o announce the following raiic:i.-!acics fo;- election at tile Municipal Election, to be held April 2. DOYLE HENDERSON , (J-'or Second Term) • GEORGE W. BAUHAM j Cily C'li-rk i FRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHORT i .1OHN FOSTER f'i(y Attorney KOV NCI SON i PEKCY A. WRIGHT All riytil, all rif-lil! '» <!m comedian'.'"

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