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CPAGEfuJEK' f'"THE''"3L,yTHEVILLf; QOTJRIER NEWS ;',.;' '' f' -THE OOORHR'NEVPS OO, ,"",',,-<•<;' ttf W.< HAOTES. .Publiher 4', % ,,«, J, GRAHAM SUDBORY. Editor ',-.' 6AMOED F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager BLTTHEVILLE, (AEK.)' COURIER NEWS }-V % Sole National AdmtHng R«p«»entBUm; 'v Arkansas Dallies, Inc., Ner York, Chicago, De' , holt," St. Louis,- Dallas, Kansas City, Memphta. ; Published Every Afternoon Except Bund»y , Entered as second class mailer at the poet- ottlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under ict at Congress, October 9, 1917, Served by the United Presi • (• SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevffle. IBc per w«k, or 65c per month By mall, v,!thln a radius of 60 miles, 13.00 per year, $150 for six months l&c- for three months; by mall In postal zones two -to six Inclusive, $6.60 per year;,In zones seven and eight, J10/X) pier year, payable In advance. This American Ansiver Is the Right Answer -, It is a commonplace snying today that democracy is under attack ail over Die world. It is freely said that it is on trial for its life, and it is certainly clear that the German, Italian, anil Russian state philosophies have condemned it as an antiquated relic in a world they helieve to be inevitably striding oil to new techniques of pub- lic'j administration. j How beat answer these attacks? By bitter words condemning in turn the systems and beliefs of others? By military alliances aimed at curbing them by force? No. There is only one sure defense of democracy, at home and before the whole world, and' that is a ringing and "convincing demonstration that it works and that life is better when lived in the democratic way, How answer the religious and minority persecutions abroad? By checking resolutely the growth of any such feelings here, and by achieving constantly broader freedom at home to worship God as one wills, and to hold against no man his race, his' coloV, his, external circumstances. - Hpw answer the regimented labor of , totalitarian countries, whose appoint- ed-froni-above leaders boast that they ' tolerate no labor disturbances to in- terrupt production? By showing that a'free labor movement can accept ve- • sponsibility, and that free employers. • can.; deal with it smoothly and justly. '• .How answer, the reputed .centralized „ efficiency of one-man countries? By showing'that a government responsive to 'the people's will is still more ofti- ,cienl. ^ How answer rhe propaganda flood* ing'in from totalitarian lands? By creating such achievements in this one th'at their sheer glory will be its own propaganda. . - How answer the threat of aggres- •sion and' military might? By calmly and'effectively taking measures making,our own land secure, and then observing good faith and justice toward all nations, cultivating' peace and harmony with all. (Those last are George Washington's words.) In short, how answer threats to democracy? By achieving more and better; democracy. How answer threats to freedom? By achieving more freedom, and such conditions as will show the world, this way is best. That is "why it is good to read the annual report of the Civil Liberties Union, titled "The Bill of Rights—150 Years After," This careful survey shows in detail "unprecedented support of our constitutional guarantees," ''a more favorable interpretation by the courts in genera! of civil rights," mob 'violence at a new low, "extraordinarily, little interference" with public meetings, and a decline of censorship of movies, radio, theater, mid literature. Keep up the good work, America! That is the right answer,'am] the only 'answer, to the challenge! FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1939 Government Profits One gets so accustomed to the government these days as a sort of universal rind cosmic bag-holder for all the losing propositions an ingenious country can loss into its'lap, that it is a pleasure to record''a venture which netted the government a cool million or more in net profits.- This was the philatelic agency of the Postoffice Department, which reports that it sold §'1,312,016 worth of stamps in the year ended June 30. These were not stamps for which the government had to provide postal service in return. They were sold to stamp collectors who, for some reason that must remain'forever inscrutable to non-collectors, were willing to pay well for them and never use them. Such sales are practically 100 percent-profit for the government. In his own way Postmaster General Jim Parley is evidently doing his best to stamp out the deficit by keeping cool—and collected, Ilansen Across tlw Sea In these days when oily voices come pouring out of the ether' urging us to hate one another, it is nice to know that there is one man, at least, who hasn't been converted. '• He is Oluf Hansen of Alameda, Cal. Oluf evidently grew very tired of the people who kept insisting that he hute the Germans, and Japanese, the Italians, the British, the Jews, the Catholics, the C. I. 0., the economic royalists, President Roosevelt, Congress, the Solomon Islanders, his mother-in-law, and if possible, his wife. So he had made, and gave away, 5000 little lapel buttons which said "I'm Not Mad at Anybody." What the world needs is a couple of hundred million ^Ohif Hansons. • SO THEY SAY In Europe we nre used to restrictions that you Americans probably can not understand. -Jan Bata, C2ech shoe manufacturer, explaining delays In his anlval on a trip to America * * » . . . Despite propaganda, I really believe tl.nt the rank aud file of American citizens will W ngnln be stampeded Into war.—Representative Martin I). Sweeney, Ohio. * * T We stand ready to send out one man, a hundred men, n thousand, a million, any time private Industry wants to speak up mid a.* for them.—Howard o. Hunter, assistant WPA director. * * * The highest duty of everyone In these serious hours Is to exert every effort to save peace, and with goodwill It can be elope.—Dr. Karl Burck- liardt, League of Nations commissioner In Danzig. • SERIAL STORY _GHOST DETOUR BY OREN ARNOLD 1S38, NEA SERVICE. I "Will you please lake your father outdoors, .dear, Jf he wants to play horse?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson C3ORIULAS HAVE. BEEN KNOWN TO ZOOLOGISTS LESS THAN /oo COPB. 1939.BV . T.M.REC.U. S, PAT. Off. SOME' SPECIES OF GRASSHOPPERS FLY TO HEIGHTS OF 2.,OOO FEET.' ANSWER:. Atlantic Standard Time. Whenever a locality adopts dnylight saving lime, it takes the time:ot 1lic next standard lime zone lo the cast. .'.• "" : NEXT: How did planet Mars got Its name? Ten Years Ago Today July M, 1929 Sunday—no papev. OUT OUR WAY Church Altar Column Dates to 12th Century PHIIaADELPHIA (UP)-An altar .... containing a 12th century column ceiit water. from Lincoln Cathedral, England has been dedicated at the Pennsylvania Cathedral of the Episcopal church at Philadelphia. The 26 inch section oC the nged blackened column will .lie used as K 'central support lor the altar. It was presented to the donor of the altar Jointly by the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral because of his interest and help In restoring the English edi'te. 'A sugar beet Is about 15 per PLEASE CAN, CO.V16 ON IT-YOU'LL SPOIL IT FOR ALLOF'US- LEAVE HMGO-- THER'S ALLUS A GUY LIKE THAT IN ANY &UNGH-- W5 HAVE TO HAVE ONE 1 TOO! W6 SUP OUTO 1 THE SHOP A FEW TIMES AN' DON'T SIT CAU6HT, THEN - HE GOES TO POOL! - APPEAL TO HIS SENSE'OF HONOR-TELU HIM HE'LL RUIN TOMV'S TRADE-TH 1 SHOP FENCE- CLIMBERS' BRIGADE ' TO VOUR OWN BUSINESS- I'LL. TAKE CARE OF • MINE; TH' TAKIN' By J. R. Williams OUB BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople 1 ASKED A COUPLE OP, PEAWliT MERCHANTS FOR BIDS CJO THE . CONCESSIONS, AND OWE BJfi-TIME RUNGER SMD HS'D GO OUT O)J A LIMB AGAWST H'S SETTER AM 1 RISK A QUARTER OM IT/SHOULD X LET KIM HftVE IT? THE WAV THIS 3HOW LOOKS TO ME,T WE/RE EVEM 60IM 'Tp SEE A 6HC6T OM THAT SCOW/ MYNVORD.TIMi 1 SHALL REQLJIR& SEVERAL MORE COMPLIMENTARV TICKETS TOR MY £RIEMDS AMD GTY • OPFIOALS FORTHB GRWJD OPEWIUS ^ OP THE SHOW" A BOAT TOMORROW 1 HAVE usTRSUTEP SEVEM; THERE AWT AWY AtoRB ADVANCE SALE IB PEACH FUZZ Q"J THE IS'-BALL.' SUREyVOU HAVS SOME AMIJIB OAKLEYS HERE'S TEW ( ADVAMCE SALB BCCMlMGjf PRESUMS/; . CUT1.00K AT 7M3 owus CHAPTER! 'THE two girls were riding at an easy gallop. The bi . eeze „ :i silken scarf out behind Christines neck, like a knight's banner and Itoselee's blond curls were awry. But the girls didn't care Nobody could see them; in fact there wasn't another human being within JO miles ot them except for rtbselee's family back at the rancho, and tlie cars that oo-oo-o-p-omed here along the transcontinental, highway. They reiued in, lioselee didn't Bother to dismount. She just leaned down from the saddle and opened the big rural mail box from Warrior's back: Warrior was huge—he made IJosetee look oven smaller than she was—but he was servile to her; he stood champing his bits. "Letter from home, Christy/' Tioselee told her friend. "Here," "Thanks." "One for me—let's read." ' 4 4 i TJOSELEE hooked a leg over her '•• saddle horn for comfort. Hers was a business envelope but the return address excited her. "Dear Miss Dale: "Tins latter is to inform you that 'ike directors of tlte Western Metals and Minerals Corporation noted yesterday to accept jyotir offer of $HOO cash {or the remains of the community once known as Goldcrcst, Arizona. Deed to the property, which includes the mining claims mid all buildings and other structures thereon, is included fiereunfh, ami receipt /or 1/our check is attached. ".Some oj iha directors were .frankly curious fo know what you, it, youny woman, expected io do with this 'so-called ghost town. President .FclcJj tens good enough lo suggest that you might realize u moicst -return from wrecking Hie old buildings as scrap lumber, if 5/011 can open. the. road to the town again. Most o/ the building? tuere in. pood condition when the place was finally abandoned in'1902. "In. that connection, our corporation, files liappen to show the combination, of the old steel sale or vault in the Gotdcrest Sank. No doubt it is valueless now, but here is the combination: 12-L4&- R6-L3-KS. '• Respectfully yours, Charles L,. Vfilson, Secretary, Western. M. & M, Corporation." 'Roselee Dale turned to her friend in high elalion. "Chris-line! It's come! I own Goldcrest! We can go ahead with our plans!" "No!" "Yes! Here—read it! I—gee honey, 1 wish—corne on, let's ride over there right now! You won't mind being late for dinner .will you? Honest?" HOT guest didn't answer until hac'i finished • reading. Ther she lurtiid in her saddle to look directly at the smaller girl, and to smile sweetly. The horses began moving again. "Now listen, Roselee," Christine said, "are you serious about 'm : part of this? I think it's a perfectly darling idea, but after al I'm an outsider, You needn' feel obligated to invite me in." Raselee spoke earnestly. "Chris ty, we were pals all -through university, weren't we? We go our degrees together recently didn't we? We can still be part ners. You can—we can adjust the money difference. You're in!" Roselee spurred Warrior anr turned him westward. Christine's horse followed. They stayed olf the pavement o£ course, but they clung near to it. They read a road sign. An arrow pointing west said "BOULDER DAM, 94 JULES" and one pointing east said "GRAND CANYON, 177 JOLES." A smaller sign on a shield said this was "U. S. HIGHWAY Gfi" and the girls knew.it wag a main transcontinental Illustration by H. G. Schlenslcer /T/ic funereal almospjiere of the JeserleJ lovn settled upon the tgirh as they roJc Joan the street. Roofs sagged. WindotOs Were ,bro!fen. Many of the. old store sfgns were still legible. "T ~ .'": route where 'tourist travel >vas lieavy_Jh« year around. ""."' : ' s .* - .* > * * TJT the girls could see no other evidence of civilization. Molave county, in northwestern rizona, is still about the least eltled portion of the nation; three ndians and a cowboy together here amount to a crowd, and even they may get lost 'in the rugged desert expanses, the magnificent blue-red mountains and foothills. "Since you've never been thare ;'ll take you'the longer way this time," Hoselee explained. "I'll show you first where the old,side road turned oil this highway. It's barely visible, but it could J)e opened again. Just a lew Joshua trees have grown up on it." "I've never been in a ghost town," Christine called, spurring to keep alongside, her friend. "Pour-miles, you said?",-.# "It's only two off the highway. 1 "That shouldn't be hard on tourists." "It's perfect!" Roselee declared. "Just enough to make them think they are roughing it —..with a thrill'-'at'.the end of the trail 1 See?" ."I'm thrilled in anticipation, Roselee. Let's—let's go see .the old bank first, where the robberies were. Want to?" "Okay. It lias barred windows and^and you simply must visit the jail! It was carved from the side ot a" rock mountain. Cut'out o£ rock. A real dungeon." "Goodness!" Christine was impressed. They had to slow down because the going was rocky. . "It's picturesque!" declared Christine, referring to the wild landscape around them. "It surely , is!" Hoselee said, thinking of Goldcresl. "It's a perfect ghost town if ever there was one." Thai was true. Tlie girls, Christine especially, .were doubly impressed when finally they came up the mountain guleh and rode down its one main street. * * « ^'CONSCIOUSLY they began speaking in awed tones, as one might use in a cemetery. The place really was funereal. Homes and stores were there, but vacant by the block. RooJs sagged./Glass was broken. Posts anil planks' had cracked or split. Weeds and .dead ' grass showed inside. rooms, 1 poking through rotted floors. -A great ore dump loomed in the 'distance. Nothing moved—save a jackrabbit that leaped away with startling suddenness and emphasized the deadness of the surroundings. Dirt and dust were ' everywhere but the: wooden forms were 1 all visible so that the place was a movie set 'from a past century, . yet was genuine, real. Many /pt tlie'old store signs were still legible, after four or five decades. An old. buggy,, broken; several wagon wheels; hitching rails; bottomless chairs;. saloon bars; cracked mirrors; stoves; rusted bed springs; all of these were noted,by the girls. Tliey' had hitched: tjie'ir horses" now and they walked tip a -ragged ' plank sidewalk, almost furtively. Their own shadows slanted- long and grotesque against the store fronts so as to seem alive in {lie waning sun The hour was late and twilight already was hovering when they came to the ^bank that.had been. Gpldcrest's -certler of commerce and:trade. "Let's jubt take a peek in be- foie \ve have to go back," Christine said "I think it's wonderful!" They moved on tiptoe, pointing, tjlkmg, speculating, communing with the storied p'ast~. Both girls were flushed with."excitement. ' Because o! the paragraph in.the lettej, they pushed thiough a corridor to a .dim back: room•:and came to the back vault. '.•It's'.rhas- sive' steel door \vas rusty-but intact. The vault, as with the jail, had been set back into the rock cliff of. the canyon. "Look—the vault door's closed!" exclaimed Roselee in surprise, pointing. "I wonder it it's locked?" • "You bet it's locked!" declared another voice—not Christine's! It was a masculine voice, not unlovely but nevertheless terrifying now. "I've been wondering it you came to open it." (To Be Continued)' THE FAMILY DOCTOR Chiggers Seldom Actually Burrow Under the Skin as Many Believe BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN , er or not clilggers penetrate the Eflitor, Journal of the American skin. Some insist, that the chig- "'"" ' •---••• - - .Jtcdical Associslion, and of Tkgcia, the Jlcallli Slagazliic Frequently people on vacations gers burrow into the skin and die. One expert permitted himself to be attacked by chiggers and observed spoil most of their fun and are them daily, using a microscope. He unable lo get any rest because found that on the first day the hey are bitten by an annoying chiggers attach themselves only title parasite commonly called b i' their mouth parts and do not chlgger. They are also known as burrow Into the skin. In the north- affiliated. harvest mites. In Mexico they are eastern part, of the United States known as red bugs or bete rouge, chiggers show a tendency lo at- The scientists call them Trom- blcula Irrilans. -The larvae or chlgger mites attach themselves to tlie skin by lach themselves at the hair follicles of the skin and actually try to enter, but cannol get Into the skin because of the very smalt size of means of their hooked projections ' lhe hair folUcle ln comparison to This sets up a severe Irritation of j lhc s l ze R r . ll } B f' 1 '^- A cWg8« the skin with intolerable Itching. A few hours after the chlgger first catches hold, there Is ft burning ^sensation which changes to severe j Itching within 3S hours. Red blotches appear, and then water ^ blisters form In these blotches, In most places chlgger biles occur during the late summer nnd early fall among people v;ho have been walking through, woods and shrubbery. There seems to be some difference among scientists as to whelh- cnnnot get Into the skin unless the pores are greatly dilated. Apparently the chiggers live during the sinter on the skins of birds nnd animals, particularly the ears of the rabbit. In foreign countries some of the parasites of the type of the chlg- ger ate capable of carrying disease, particularly in Japan, -where they carry a condition called tsulsuga- mushl fever. The itching of chlgger bites may be relieved by any of the prdlnarysau. lotions or creams for itching which contain small amounts of menthol, thymol, or phenol. Otherwise all that Is necessary in mo'st cases is merely to keep the skin clean to make certain that there Is no secondary infection from scratching. "Socratic" Method Used Successfully at College HANOVER., N. H. (UP}-,The "Socratic" method was used successfully this year by Drfl Alexander Melklejohn, former president of Amherst College, who came.out of retirement for one semester to teach at Dartmouth, a college with which he never before had been His 60 students In a course on Idealism and Naturalism Were strongly responsive to his Ideas. Dr. UJelkleJohn, founder-director of the Wisconsin Experimental College, possesses dignity, wisdom and a genuine simplicity of manner. Rather than lecture, he conversed, discussed and questioned. His Socratic method of teaching, the success of which depends so nvuch on active participation of students, at first was unfamiliar to his students. But the undergraduates readily became articulate and made of the course "an experiment In IntMlScUml cooperation." Spring and deep well walers usually are well filtered, but contain large quantities of dissolved

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