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PAGE FOUB THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NJBWjS mn COURIER NEWS co, '*• • H. W. HAINKJ, Publisher J. GRAHAM 8UDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORJU8, Advertising U*n*ger _BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS Sole Nation*! Advertising R«pres«nUttve«: Arkansas DtUHs, Inc., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Ever; Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as tecond class matter at the post- office at BIyttwvill*, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October », 1917. ' Served by the United Press . SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Biythevllle, 15c per week, or 65o per month. By mail, within a radiut of 50 miles, (300 I.'er year, ll.SO tor six months, 7Sc for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six indusiw, $6.50 per }tar; u> wncs seven and eight, »0.00 per year, payable in advance. The Good In u Bad Business The Mexican oil expropriation affair, returning lo deadlock after two years of wrangling, may seem discouraging. But there arc encouraging aspects in it. This thing is going to be .settled, and settled in a way that will give substantial justice to both parlies. 11 has taken time. It will take more lime. But when enough time is taken, that in it- • self augurs eventful justice. Let us note two things: First, the United Stales has resolutely refused to listen to hotheads who have maintained that the way to settle a controversy between a couple of American oil companies and the Mexican people is to march in with the Marines. Germany seined Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, Norway, on far less provocation. Hut the United States is grimly determined lo find a better way. Second, M c x i c o has at all times shown willingness to negotiate, and lo pay proper indemnification, ;is she can, and. when it has been properly determined. True, she refuses arbitration, but that is a technique. The responsibility she accepts. Russia did not even do this, as we recall it, when the Gsnr- ist government was overthrown, and many other revolutions have completely .repudiated without any recourse the obligations of former governments. So here we have, a controversy between two governments, neither of which adopts the view point of past centuries, both of which cling to the forward-looking viewpoint that there is a better way than force. The controversy has now reached this point: The oil properties have been seized. No Mexican administration can go back on that—it has become, rightly or wrongly,.a point of national honor. The United States concedes the seizure, maintains the companies should be paid. Mexico agrees. Nobody has ever determined how much should be paid, whether all tho potential value of oil beneath the seined lauds, or simply the value of the physical investment. Mexico has no money to pay immediately in ;mv ' event. One of the two priiidp;il expropriated companies is about ready to accept payment in oil. After all. what would it have gotten if (Here had been no expropriation? Oil. It is all a question of how much and when, and how. Mexico needs more capital, which il juircly can not expect to get until this OUT OUR WAY matter is adjusted. Tlio United States needs all-American good-will; the Mcx- icim case, rightly or wrongly, is beiiif? used to block it. \Vhen both sides to a. controversy slmul to gain more by settlement, than by continued disturbance, reasonable people on both sides will continue to hope for amicable settlement. Opportunity For the second successive time, the job of director of the Division of Territories and J.slawl Possessions goes to a man who has really studied its requirements. Krnest Gnioniiifr, now governor of Alaska, hud speciahV.ed in the Held for years. Now his successor is Dr. Rupert Kmcrson of Harvard, one of the country's closest students of co- Joniiil administration. This is the kind of appointment that docs credit to any administration. Alaska, -Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the island dependencies are more vital to (lie United Stales today Hum ever before. They are too important to allow flieir administration to drift into the hands of just any political appointee. Our trade with them is increasing. Their military value is greater every day. 7'lie political problems they present are .more complicated" The best service that can be drafted for such a post is none too good. Dr. Emerson's qualifications as a careful student, of such problems argues that he may well be the one man best fitted for the job. We hope .so, for there are few more important posts in the government today. Mussolini's Mentor At the table where Italy's Crown Prince and Italy's Dictator sat discussing war the other day, there may have been another presence, unseen but not unheard. iS'iccolo Macliiavelli, who wrote for Lorenzo the Magnificent n political guidebook under the title of "The Prince," is not unread in Italy today. Crafty and unscrupulous Maeliiavclli felt it better to go to war than to be neutral, for "whoever wins will not desire friends Av.hpiri.'he suspects, ami whoever loses will not receive you as you did not take 'up arms to venture yourself in his cause." But he added another word that Mussolini might profitably review today: "• • • a prince ought never to make common cause with one more powerful than himself to injure smother, unless necessity forces him . . . for if l, c wins, you rest in his power ..." • SO THEY SAY Democracy connotes freedom' to learn; the public schools are (he chief bulwark of that freedom; therefore Hie schools should themselves enjoy llic Inrgcsl practicable measure of Irecrtom.-u. s. Commissioner of Education J W. Sludcbakcr. * » * Our small and | c « than half-equipped army would be wiped out liy lh c German army, if it could reach us, quite as fast as the Polish army was.-Brl e . Gen. John Ross DcltUieUI, retired * * * For n decade wo have had cither ilcpi wsloi! or rear depression. The major cause of this for seven years has been political and .still is—W Gibson Carey, Jr., president O f (he U. s. <".'r of Commerce. 1940 SIDEGUNCES "This is Icii]) year, Dsul, and I'm afniid Bcliy is going to iisk me lo marry lier. Cmi a gcntleiiiau i-cfuse?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ?; Iliam Ferguson BEFORE 1855? _ _ _ - s ~" 'ANSWER: Van Dicmen's Land. lu 1853 the name was changed to honor its discoverer, Abel Jans Tasrnan. Baby opossums are so small at birth thai it takes 200 fo weigh an ' NEXT: Wiial keeps the carlh in siiapc? Peace Use Dominant For Explosive Agents CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Ul'i — De- ilc the European war, 95 per cent of the world's explosive agents are being used for peaceful purposes, according to Prof. Tcnney i T? °, itassacl »'sctts InstiUitc of lechnology. ^jfe^ loid members, of the u oy ]- .ston Chemical club (hat the discovery and use ot gunpowder in mining, excavation and engineering had a greater effect on the development of civilization than the discovery of America. To demonstrate that explosives arc. "benevolent" if properly used. Davis placed different powders on the back of his hand and exploded them without harming himself. Read Courier News imni atii. ByJ-R. Willlum, OUR BOAKDING HOUSE wilt Major Hoople i.\n ^ \~K —\ /T-' •—. .. •* * JASON, THE MftJQR HAS BEEM — I ,a«oM, WHHR6 HE GOGS, BUT COO>r)/ EGAD.OOES VO' EVftrt HAS Tt IF LET HIM KMCXV) nr ? , - "V COMPRESS^ ^ 15 " UNCLE D,ppy DSE TO GO CM 7 W tWT j-~z iV* ( STR^NJ.I i ,& [faiLV'—C^A <£*, /*!.•, SERfAL STORY BET ON LOVE BY CHARLES B: PARMCR 1>rllil» J'eiwrr )»«}• :i rrnl ti.l llKuJiul two BUud lior«r«. \Viilch- llIB lilt mi',, M ||l, I'uul, Slirrrr ««•« siiri> <; f ,i,,t K i ri . iii, Mouliar Jl Krent Tlilf. >l,nl,i>i, HllUlniKo »i tin- MfrcU'hi CiiHlimetii com«n "|i, Tinil tlie Ihrl'i" h*>r*?K *l»*h miili'r Ike ivire, uti'k HJiJ ui'tk, CHAPTER XIV "J)ID I win?" Sherry turned an anxious race to Wherton. He was frowning. "1 think— look, it's a pholo finish—the light is noshing." He indicated the board. "We'll know iti a minute." He became calm, judicial. "You had the best horse, Sherry, but he carried too much lead in the pad. Muddcn's a great little rider, but he's too light. You ought to ride ;i heavier boy in the Derby—one nearer the weight for that race: J2fi pounds." His words were lost in the wild shouts that rose from thousands who had bet on the favorite. " Sherry sat up stiffly; tried' fo keep her lips from trembling. The numbers were going up: The winner: No. 1, Monitor. Second: No. 3, Castanets. Third: N 0 . 10, Pepper Boy. "It took a pielure to separate you from the winner," Wharton tried (o console her. "Wasn't more than a nose win." "Nose ahead good as a mile ahead," Sherry said. Another shout from tho crowd, this time a roar of admiration. A new track record had been set! Wlunloii whistled, seized her arm. "Know what that means?" he asked. "The old record was beaten a full second. And since a lior.sc travels 50 feet in a second, and since your coll was only Jibout two inches behind the winner—why, your colt cracked (he record, too! You've got a fine .properly, Sherry." "See you later, Paul," she said, managing a bright smile, "and thanks for the box scat." He caught her arm, nml drew her clo!>D as they stood there by the box railing. "You're a game one, Sheny," he said, his gray eyes looking deep into her blue ones, "and you know how I leel about you—" "Stop it, slop it!" she said, smiling and then looking away. "From now on, till (he Derby's run behold the- hardboiled racing woman. If anything so sentimental as a rose petal floats across my pathway before that time, I shall crush it. Tell me after Die Derby, Paul!" She laughed and before Wharton could stop her she was out of his box and down the steps. He saw her meet Shep Grant after the latter weighed out. Saw tho rider take her arm—walk with her toward the jockey room. Paul swore softly. * • • gHERRv [,ad gone straight to Grant, as though lliere had wen no coldness between them a few minutes earlier. Her first words were, "A great ride, Shep —a beauty. Congratulations!" He was embarrassed. "Er—er— thanks, Sherry." She smiled and looked at him. Sherry!" Taking her arm, he started in (he direction of the jockey room. "Don't mind telling you, Pepper Boy is a good horse." ||You mean it, Shep?" "I do. He would have beaten both Monitor ami Ciislanets, except he broke from the far outside, had lo rim further than any horse in i) )0 race. If he'd drawn number one, or three, or four—" "Then he's really good, Shep?" 'You bet he is. He was the best colt In the race," he assured her, "Madden carried a lot ot dead weight—to make, up 120 pounds. "If you'd had a. 120-pound boy riding," Grant interrupted, "you'd have won going away—even if you did start from the. outside. Live weight is much easier for a horse to carry," "You mean you could have Avon with him, Shep?" she asked. Ho shrugged, was embarrassed again. "Post-mortems don't get us anywhere, you know." * * * 5 Sherry reached her own bailiwick she found Sam leading the heavily-blanketed Pepper Boy around a cooling-out ring, while Elijah, (ho exercise boy, slood by enviously. "Did he come out of the race unhurt, Sam?" "One minute, please, Miss Sherry!" he answered, and called to the bo)-. "You 'Lijah! Take this here halter, lead him steady-like —and don't slop till I (ells you " He surrendered the halter to Elijah, then went straight up to his mistress. "Miss Sherry, he come out of that race sound as a new dollar—an' he didn't draw a hard breath. He's ready to go a mile an' a quarter, Derby distance, Miss Sherry. But—but—" he hesitated, as if. afraid to speak what was on his mind. "Go on, Sara. What did you start lo say?" "Miss Sherry, ain't none o' my business—but you ain't a'goiu' lo sell him, is you?" T. 1»40, NCA SIKVICS. INC. I "M««MMM«VMMMV*—•• "Sell him? Certainly not! What gave you such a crazy notion?" "Well, ma'am, I ain't no more'n got back here with him, right after the race when a dressed-up white man come up to mo, right here." "Yes, go on." "He wuz dark-complected, and wuz dressed fit to kill." "What did he want, Sam?" "I 'spec' he'wuz scoutin' for some rich man who wants his colors in the Derby. Them sorts is always Iryin' to buy a good colt at the las' minute. But, Miss Sherry—" Sam shuffled uncomfortably, "you ain't going to sell the little fellow for nothin', i s you?" "Not for anything, Sam." shs reassured him. "Thank you, thank you, Miss Sherry!" he glowed with relief. "1 jes' wants (o handle a Derby winner bc'fo' I dies." * * * rpHE thought struck her: she had to have money instantly, or there would be no next time Tomorrow was Saturday; Sam and Elijah had (o be paid. The feed bil was due—and a blacksmith's bill. She had (o gel a new'blanket for Pepper Boy—a good horse blanket in her colors mid worthy of being thrown over a Derby candidate, would cost at least $30. She owed for the furnished house she'd taken—got it with no down payment because she had a Derby colt, and the place was going vacant. And, yes, she had lo have $500 in order to start Pepper Boy in the Derby. She had less than a handful of dollars (o her name. Then she remembered Cousin Ted, and the generous offer of the morning. Too bad, but she'd have to tap Ted for the entire $700 Well, the school teacher had* offered il. She'd— Sherry slopped abruptly, in front of the partly-closed door of her tack-room. Someone was in there — two persons — and they were arguing in low but heated (ones. A girl's voice ". . . you said Madden would give Pepper Boy a masterpiece of a ride. Those were your words. You swore he'd win!" "But, my dear," well-known English accents answered, "he did give the colt a great vide! Beautiful! He was within two inches of winning—" "Beautiful, was il? Those two inches cost me $700." (> Sherry gasped with shock. "Good Granny. Moses!" she exclaimed to herself,,,";'Unclc Willie touted Cousin. Ted." (To Bo Continued)' • HOW to EAT to BEAT the HEAT We Begin on Milk and End on It; We-Ouglu to Drink More Meantime Ily ALICE H. SMITH Nutritionist, Cleveland Health Council I Man starts off life on a milk 1 diet and t|iutc often lie ends up i the same way. Milk never lets the human race down. And there's a reason, it is the mast nearly perfect food. I( furnishes the body more of the Imild- i::g and regulating substances than any other foot)—and more cheaply at that. The statement that children need the equivalent of one quail of mil); daily Ls Hie result of long and careful scientific experiments. Milk protein, the builder of muscle and oilier soft tissue, is of the highest quality found in any food. One pint (two cups) o! milk compares favorable in prolein content with any one of the following: Two large eggs. 25 (3'i-inchi strips of bacon; one small serving of meat or flsii; five medium-sized potatoes; live slices of bread; one- hull cup uf peanuts. Probably the biggest sift of milk is its calcium ilime.i The Announcements: Tile Courier News has been formally authorized (o announce the (oUoiving candidacies for office subject lo Hie acllon of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi County .Tuclgc ROLAND GREEN CLARENCE H. WILSON •'. A. UIMM1EI OWALTNEY Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINE3 <For Second Term) JACK PIN LEY ROBINSON Coimljr anil IVolialc Clerk. T. W. POTTER (For Second Term) Circuit Court Cicrk HARVEY MORRIS (For Second Term) Congressman Hirst Arkansas Dislrict BRUCE IVY * * * Representative (For the scat now held by Wood row Hutton) J. LEE BEARDEN For post now Iieid by Frank Williams FRANK WILLIAMS (For Second Term) (For past now held by L. II. Antry) L. II. AUTRY • For Second Term) FRANK D. UNDERWOOD Milk-protein, the muscle builder, is of the highest qual^y found in any food. body needs lime :o build bo;;c.s- and teeth. Serving for serving, no other foot! can snbslitutc for milk in supplying calcium. Milk also contains appreciable amounts' o! the mineral, phosphorus, anolliel bone and tooth builder. ™ One pint of milk (t, wo ctl , xs) j contains the same amount or cal- iciurn as any of the following ! foods: Eighty apples, 'Go medium Bananas, 24 medium oranges, 35 medium potatoes, 10-13 servings ol 3 1-3-ouncc carrots, 12 servings o. same weight cabbage, 1? to if eggs, 38 slices whole wheat bread 40 slices of white bread imndi with milk), HO cups of cornflake or 22 cups cooked oatmeal. Studying this list it Ls easy U uudersland why children can' possibly eat sufficient food to ge all their calcium from non-mill foods. Mimy other foods conlnii calcium, but for the most, par only in small quantities. But protein and ailcium is ito all of the story of milk. It con lairs oilier vitally necessary mill erals and an abundant supply -o Vitamin A and ribo-flavin, alon with a generous amount of V min 131 (Ihiamin) and nicotiivv ackl and n variable, amount, Vilamin C. Some milks have bee fortified with Vitamin D and at so labeled. Read Courier Mews want arts. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON (For second Term) "Nice spot for a soap ad, Jones.'

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