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BIATHEVILLE, , (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS , \ * THE BLYTHEVTLLE COUKIBB NEWS . - ';, • r nn oomtiBt NKVS co, r ">> ' ,' •-' & W, HAINES, Publisher N . ' "' ' J."'GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor ,',4 SAMVJBL F. NORR1S, Advertising Manager • V ^Sol* PttfcXttl A*r«t«n» ««»««•nUt!v««: * 'irkaneas • Ewlliei, In'o, New York, Chicago, Vt, tfoit, St Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, McmpnU. ,' t " Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday En'/,'red as second class mailer at Die potl- •fflce' «t Bljthevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the,On!led Press \ SUBSCRIPTION RATES ,. ' , By carrier In tli« City ol BlylheHlle. !5o per ' week, or «Sc per month By mall, within a radius of BO miles, »300 n« feu. »1.60 for six months. 15c for three months; ,-"by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, ' $660 per year; in zones seven and clRhl. -. per year, payable In advance. 'Bqlkanizalion' Trend Reversed By Tlic States What, a pleasure it is lo be able lo write something in praise of stale leg- islaturea! <' They dcsei've the liigltest praise for having this year reversed a highly flaii- ' gei'ous trend, and definitely turned back a tide which might well have engulfed - the United Stales and drowned ) one of the world's last great free .trade areas. .The Council of State Governments. '•£ was Host'in April to a Chicago conference 'pn Interstate Trade Barriers to point to the danger in this legislative (rend. The campaign has apparently borne fruit. For the council is now ublu to'.report llial at least,live states have removed from their statute books such discriminations ami batrir-rs, and that a score of slates have each refused to enact from one to six such proposal 1 ;. Outstanding was repeal by Indiana of jxjrt-of-enlry provisions of its liquor law. Missouri also got rid of such an act. Oklahoma repealed its 1037 porl- of-ehtry act when it found that Texas, considering the Oklahoma act unfriendly, was. iibout lo enact one in retaliation. Of course that is the way it works. There is no cud lo these discriminations, once started. Both stales are wise—and free—in putting aside the barriers. New Mexico repealed several such laws, including a five-day license fee 'imposed on put-of-slate salesmen. Flov- ida' kicked out a high inspection fee on imported eggs. Connecticut rejected , a bill which would have limited the size of gasoline tanks on trucks-passing through the state; in an effort to make truckers buy gasoline in Connecticut. California, Connecticut,-Florida, Oregon, and New Jersey turned down proposed 'discriminations against wines and beers from outside the state. California actually refused lo retaliate against several states which still discriminate against, California wines. .Ohio turned down a bill which would have forbidden public institutions to buy any coal mined outside the stale. So it went, through a score of stales and legislative sessions. 'Die good work of the Council of State Governments in-calling attention to Ihis peril, and . in enlisting the co-operation of stale governments in the move to end it, cannot be exaggerated. But the greatest tribute should go to those hundreds of state legislators who placed the national welfare ahead OUT OUR WAY of the lillle pressure gioups within their slates which demand the barriers. " Those legislators ought to be given full credit for true patriotism in halting a movement which can only hamper and restrict national trade, industry, and farming at a lime when everything siiows 'the need for encouraging" and expanding''them. Cold Comfort So the United Slates is going to be next-door 1 neighbor to Germany after all! That's in the Antarctic, where Germany has staked out a claim on a chunk of ice adjoining the chunk of ice claimed by the United Slalcs. Admiral Byrd, with official government support, i.s off tin's fall to drive the United Slates .stakes a little deeper in Antarctica. It seems rather fruitless at present, but let's not forget that Alaska was called "Seward's Folly" when it was bought from Jtussia, and that some day trade soules may cross and mineral or other wealth be found beneath (he frozen wastes of the pole's. If that's.the game, we might as well have our share, and extend the Monroe Doctrine right on down to the South t'ole. Thai will be cold comfort for any European nations hoping to sneak into the western hemisphere via the south door. SIDE GLANCES • ' by GaJbraith TUESDAY, JULY 18, • SO THEY SAY Never lovgel this: Our count)y could smvlve any shock If our liberties remained.—William Allen While, Einpoilj, Kan., editor ami writer. * * * It was the abuses of freedom in Gennany nml Italy, Hie paialysh of governmental and social t'civlcei, by uitiotnpromising conflicts among numerous political parties, labor unions, religious and social orjjanlmlions, that led to lh« Jlinl- Isttlon of all fiecdojn. — Fdwln a. Conklin,' Princeton, before the National Education Asso- .clalion. * - ' .* * H's only bqcause I haven't died.—Dr. William E. Thompson, 101, on being asked how he lived so long. , : *\ . + No amount of law can keep us out of -wi».f l unless there is the adamant will lo slay 'oiit. —Former President Hoover. « * » if yon lux |he bonds of New Yoik City, f am going lo lax every bit of rcaY estate the fed- eml eoi'cniincnt owns in Nciv York City .-Mayor U'lGiiarrtla of New Yoik, p>otesllng the proposal lo end tax-exempt securities. » * » We must remember Ihat It wiis easier to get the vole than It may be to retain our jobs.— Margaret (Julkin Banning, writer, to Business' and. Professional Women's Business cluus. ; '*-.»• »'."'•..The mayor of New York Is fighting the multiplication 'table.—John W. T lanes, undersecretary of the Treasury, on LaGuardta's objection to removing lax coemptions from. municipal bonds *•:*••.' I intend no slur on worthy Individuals y;hoin misfortune beyond their control has brought to actual need, when I say that those on government rcljet should, like the citizens of the District of Columbia, surrender their right to vote. It is too much like a judge silting in an action In which he has a financial mtcresl.—MaJ. Gen. James O. Harlioid, at Virginia Institute of Public Affairs. I feel that the dangers France runs as a r-- siill of declining births are as grave as Ihe Perils our country has to fear from the foreign Ellualloii.—Premier Daladicr ol France. • SERIAL STORY ' ' "' ' ' GHOST DETOUR • BY "OREN 'ARNOLD COPYRIGHT, 1 tit,-Kit. SERVICE, INCV "Marie, don'l Id me fall asleep before I fake my sedative." «!*«»**«•. 'J'J,e • CHAPTER IV . 1 B o'clock next morning Iloselec and Christine were back at their ghost town twisting up -.lie rough main street in Rose- Ice s coupe. Th« sun had .already dispelled ;any Ghosts • (hat r . had linked in evening shadows,: but Hie picturesque quality 6f the place impressed both gids now.. "H's darling!" • Christine' exclaimed, staring again at the ramshackle buildings. ."We're' going to have ourselves a lime!" Roselee predicted. To their surprise they found not only Dick Bancroft, but Franklin Larraway as well. Franklin had first surprised his buddy by arriving (he previous midnight, hours ahead of schedule. "1 almost .'hot him for a ghost or n robber," Dick grinned, after introductions. "He came rattling in, calling me names. But he's sold on the ghost detour idea. I'd ol broken his long neck if he hadn't been, see?" "Do yoij break many necks, Mr. Christine inquired, "Slop quarreling," Roselee or- Bancroft?" loflily. tor in the hil!s, and whp. has oft«n worked for dad. She'll be here today." ;••,'.-• -- • ,'.••• "f think we ought to have some prospectors and Indians and cowboys '• around for atmosphere," Christine, added, "so I'll see to if, and- I'll handle the bookkeeping and the records and do anything else you say." : .**.'*'"•-' 'J'HE powwow was extremely serious—npbody on earth can be more serious, when the mood strikes them, than ordinarily gay and ebullient college youths. And these four, were still collegians at heart. They hadn't been out of school a month: , ; ' ."You are not loo'' disappointed, Mr. Larraway?" Roselee Inquired, after the conference - had ended. At our breaking up your summer plans, I mean?" "I. am delighted! I had no definite plans." "Do you want any—references? Or anything? I—I never had anybody working for me before!" "There'll be labor trouble," franklin predicted, gravely. "1 am thinking of going on strike unless 1 gel Saturday night off. I wish to take another of your em- ployes to a dance.' THIS CURIOUS WORLD LIVE OAK THAT GRiDWS ON XV TABLE OP ITS dered. "1— I own lliis place. I am ;ilso your boss. Get to '.work. All of you. Us, I mean. I Now listen—" She had many plans. She and Christine had talked until a late hour themselves. This was al- . ready Jnly, and the highway two miles away was zooming with pas' sengers, ' people with money tlieir pockets and adventure "Who? "Miss Wliat dance?" Palmer, here. , . there's a dance somewhere? Surely their hearts, people who would gladly pay a dollar each to inspect a genuine ghost town. Roselee talked a lot, and , swelled to a discussion. Everybody had ideas. Franklin caught the contagion of interest 'jri the project. He had worked on the tchool papers and edited the yearbook, he knew a lot about promotion and advertising. "Okay tlien, Mr. Larraway, you and Christine take over the job o£ con- lacting Ihe travel agencies and making a deal with them." . "And I know how to wangle the highway . I can get the dirt road from the Highway some help from maintenance crew. of shruhj and joshua Those World's Fairs Wil] Play Hob With the Feet—Watch 'Em! ANSWER: Foil Bliss, E! Paso, Tex.; Fort Andrews,' Boston Harbor, Mass, Foit Benjamin Har'nson, ne-ji Indianapolis Ind.' Fort Crook, near Omaha, Neb. r NEXT: This crowded world. Ten Years Ago Today July 18, 1329 Kenneth Jones, who recently returned from a: three-months Ion Rock, is the glittst of Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Dent, Jr.' ' ; . . Miss Lois McCJure. late of Jack- Eon, Miss., has arrived for a visit with her sister, Mrs. M, O. Usrey, and family. . John McDowell, son .of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McDowell, lias been of Europe, is now \vilh his aunt,' awarded .the first prize in the ivtrs. B. A. Bugg ami family. [ Business and Professional Women's Mrs. Emma M. Burncy left last contest for Hie best llicmc writlcn ulghl. for Poiigluiuiig.'N. Y., for an on, "Why Should BlyUicvillc have extended visit with.'.her son, the "a playcroitml." Elizabeth Belote. Rev. George II. Cooley, and iamily. :<iatightei of Mr. and Mis. T. T. Miss Carolyn Driver, of LHle Belote, was awarded second jjrlze. / VEH, WE'P HAVE WOM IF VCXI HAD S-ss-t/ WATCH THIS —1HW FOREA\AN GAVE SUM /«W EA5V JOS IN TH' SHOP SO IT WOULCWT AFFECT HIS PUCH1M&--AND THE BIG BOSS THOUGHT SO MUCH UVvFIMG WAS BAD FORA KID AND PUT HIM OUT OKI A TOUGH JOB, AMD HE GOT HUOT--THIS FART WILL &E AMD DO SOU MORE GOOD TVvXW THE &ALL GAMES IF VOU WWCH "TOO BAD YOU OOT HAWP HUPCT--TOO BAD, TOO BAD . By J. ,R. Williams OUB BOA RDING HOUsF with.Major'Hoople cleared growth and opened, up for cars again," said Dick. •- "That's ducky, and I have hired Mrs. Hogan to .come and cook for us and maybe cook for any guests who- want meals in the Ace High Hotel," Rpselee put in. "Who" is Sirs. Hogan? She's a middle-aged widow who has been a prospec- "There's not any 'where' around lere! This is isolated. It's a short run of S4 miles to Boulder Dam f that helps!" "Besides that, you haven'^'askeU me!" Christine- snapped, pretencl^ ing anger, "We haven't even met socially.!" Franklin sighed heavily, still acting. "Ah me, I might have known It. Nothing is perfect any more, however sweet the promise. f briefly foresaw an idyllic summer, with adventure, money, romance, love—all the things of abundant living served to me in reckless abundance. But' now— alas!" "Alas, my fool!" Roselee grimaced at him, breaking his playacting spell. "I'll flre you at once if you don't get to work. I Intend to-be hard-boiled." They all had to laugh at her then. If anybody in Christendom looked the opposite of. hardness and meanness, it was dainty little Roselec Dale. ' She came almost to Franklin's shoulder. She looked slightly plumpisn, as if she might be Dick's baby sister. She had a dimple that was as elusive as light, flashing beautifully when you least expected, gone when you didn't -want it to be. 'Correct," Franklin turned serious now; -"What's" first?."<"The money," said Dick! ' "Oh. That's right. I had become so interested in" rnaking money out of Goldcresl that I forgot we already had $12,0001" Roselee : looked' alarmed, without immediate cause. "Shouldn't we take it in to the sheriff, Dick?" CHE nevpr 'realized that she M turned automatically to him for advice in that significant moment. It was a precedent that she was lo follow more and 'more. . "Glor-ree, no! The sheriff's a half day's run from here. Besides, what's he got that I haven't got? ' My weight fluctuates, madam, between 200 and 201 pounds. I'd like a chance of capturing a •obber, if robber it is." "Suppose it isn't a robber?" Christine said. "Suppose it's—it's "Well, there you are," ?aid Franklin Larraway. "We don't know whose money it is. Dick's right. A sheriff might just ball up the works. So let's figure out something to trap Ihe man or men who put the money lhi;re. Meantime, of course, the money should be hidden." "We agreed to bury it," Rosee exclaimed. "Let's go do it now!" "In the old mine shaft," Dick suggested. They made an expedition of it, all four, walking a hundred yards down into the sloping gullet of the long abandoned Gotdcrest mine, guided by Dick's pocket flashlight, ihe place was earthy of srnell •jene to. see, almost frightening. Nothing more dangerous down Iere ,, tl 2 a ,n maybe a scorpipn or. two," Dick declared, confidently I've already explored it." They found a spot behind an.' old 8x8 inch post that supported some of the loose rock on the mine shaft ceiling and wall. The shaft was about eight feet high, arid perhaps six wide, a mere hallway: of intense darkness leading into the mountain. Dick's flashlight was as impotent as it hact been at the bank vault the night before. '. . Dick had a rusted miner's pick they had found outside, a tiling witti a weak and ; broken handle/ but conceivably of some value still. He gave the flashlight to- Franklin, raised his stubby-handled pick to start digging a hole Crack! In the poor light Dick misjudged the ceiling height. His pick •iciaped a lock, was deflected so that it hit tiie supporting post of wood. Instantly there was a crash and a deafening-roar. "Look out!" Dick yeHed. He jumped back, striking Frjnklm as he did so The Hash- light fell from Franlflm's Jjand 1 ;, and the roaring ended in a h'lgh- pitched feminine scream. (To Bo Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR m. (L. »*r. »*f I>H. iUOKXlS F1SHBE1N | physician. Editor Journal of the American' .Especially important is the selec- Mcnica Association, and of .tlon of shoes suitable to the weight "Jgeu, the Health Magazine ] that Is to be borne and to the Nov; that two world's "fairs arc operating in .Different parts of the country, and now that hundreds of thousands of Americans are tramp- Ing miles over golf courses, many people's attention will be forcibly directed to (heir feet. During the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition so many people suffered with painful feet that "World's Fair feet" almost came to be a standard diagnosis. 'The most common cause of tired, idling feet is of course, strain on the muscles and the ligaments, which may bo brought about by several different factors. An acut« .-train of the fool develops rapidly and is associated with a severe pain fccloV the Instep due . to stretching of the ligamenis. Chronic slraln is also associated with pain below the instep, cspe- oinlly aflcr long standing or much walking. The foot may be movable, but is comparatively stiff. Tills pain is also due lo stretching of the ligamcnt.5 and the adhesions about the Joints. t • t Sometimes the condition results from an to walk too soon after a long illness; somellmes it Is associated with a. rapid increase In the weight' of the body which puts loo much pressure oi\ the tissue of the foot; sometimes-it is associated with difficulties affecting the circulalion of the blood in the toot. and. in other instances, particularly in women, it is associated with the wearing of shoes that are not adapted (a weight-beating or walking. The most common faults arc heels that are too high, toes that arc too narrow, shanks that are loo wide 01 fragile, and soles'ol the shoes that are loo thin. The first Indication for relief Is to rest the overstrained ligaments. If there Is swelling, lliere iiiust be rest in bed with the feet elevated, and sometimes with the application ot heat lo the feet. In such cases also allemalc application of'hot aim cold water — 1',4 iniiiiitcs of hot and ',4 minute of cold—repealed five lo ten times morning and night, will help to improve the circulation of the blood in the fret. If Ihere are varicose veins, these should have the attention of a amount of walking that ,1s to be done. Texas field looked over the lay.'ut, scratched his head and allowed: "I been to nine worlds fairs, and it .beats anything I ever seen.' .The rig is unusual from its carefully-laid Concrete base to • its 10- wheel crown, block. The p:wer plant is four 110-horsepower toilers. Three 85-horsenower boilers are considered powerful and are Ihe m;st commcn setup through the. oil fields. Occasionally there will ,be four B5s, and once in a while three llto. But four 110s are scarce. ..-••. The engine itself is a display of power. Us piston is 2-1 inches in on the feet. Specialists in '-'orthopedic surgery | diameter and has a 24-Inch stroke, are competent to examine the-feet i Au !l- i by 16-inch engine is the and by placing suitable supports I PMstcmary power - ID go to 8.001} or and pads will help to distribute-the 7 ' CO ° feet.. A 14 by 16 has been, con^ . weight suitably In the shoes and sidered ! °'-s of ponpr In the oil fields, i. 2\ by 24 is something new and grandiose. ••••-.'. . The traveling block—huge set of pulleys with a h:ok—which raises and levers pipe into the . hole -has 16 lines. Such blocks seldom are seen. • A lever on Ihe derrick floor, raises and lowers Ihe suction pipe in the slush pit to the rear cf the rig. a job usually assigned to a rcugh- ncck who walked a slippery catwalk to operate by hand at the risk of skidding into the mild. • Fans Ilout Mosriuittes . Probably the greatest nttracticn is t the. battery of five-foot, steampropelled: fans which Wow the nios- away. Thai's a far cry fr:m Ihe smudges that glow about the rigs cf the East Texas swamps • 'Oh| yes, and there's a pre-heater for the boilers. A pre-heater Is a device unlo itself, usually employed where snow has to be melted or hard water has to be used. In fact,' about the pn\y thing the N;. 2 Kcnihvcrth doesn't have is a ''jeep." A jeep is something nc;v in the oil drilling business. It's a separate engine to run the rotary table, usually powered by the same enjuie' \\luch operates the traveling block. •' The same rig drilled the Kenilworth No. 1 .to 10.2CO. feet, n:w prcdiwing oil and' salt water from 9,4(30 feeU The rig was moved a. quarter-mile farther into the swamps for the .seccrid venture of the geld and diamond men. The Englishmen were not discouraged by the salt water show. Group With South African Holdings Amazes Old Timers . NEW ORLEANS (UP)--Deep in the marshes of S;uth Louisiana is a tool-pusher's conception of paradise—a blue and silver oil well HE. ... i\ tool-pusher, in Ihe vernacular cf'lhe oil fields, Is a drilling superintendent. The superintendent f:r whom this Utopian dream came true is De\vey U. Price, born at Idabetl. Okla., in the shadow of old. standard rigs. Price drives a high-power coupe overboard r:ads tc work on one of the most elaborate rigs ever assembled. It's the No. Z Kenllworth on the old Kenllworth plantation. 20 miles sculh and east cf New Orleans in the s«amps of St. Bernard parish. English diamond and gold miners heard of the new-found .wealth In the oil of South Louisiana and organized a pelr:leum company. When they began assembling equip- meut. to drill for a new type treasure they "ordered the book," also In the vernacular ol the oil .men. And when It was all put together It became a meoca fcr drillers, r:ughnccks', roustabouts, lease brokers and others who follow the oil fields. "Beats World Fairs" One observer frcm the E Indians and Buffalo A?ain THER-MOPOLIS, Wyo. IUR> — Visitors who are in Theriaopolis next Sept. 3 and 4 probably may ilivo lor the nearest' exit when they see a band of painted, whocplng Indians charge down on a herd of buffalo and fire arrows Into the animals' flanks. It'll just be a stunt at the fifth edition of the annual fherniopolls rodeo. Aead Courier News \\arn aos

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