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(AUK.) GOUUlKll NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 20, 193? THE BLVTHEVILJ^ COURIER NEWS ' ' THE OOUB1TO NKW8 OO. - ' B.W. HAINBS, Publl«li« ' /.' GK'AHAM SUDBUBY, Ediior BAJiUEL F, NOHBIS, Advertising Manager v T8ol« Nation*! ^dr«rtiang R*t*wentativw: irfcuiMs Dallfcs, Inc, Kef York, Clilcago, Detroit, St. Louis,- DallM, Kansas Wy, published Eyery' Afternoon Except Sunday EnUred as second" class' matter »t the post- Blythevjlle, Arlcans**, wider «cl o> October 8, 1917. Served by the United Press ' ' gfllce SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blytlie'vUlc. 16o per week, or 65o per month. ' By znalC within a radius of 50 miles, «3.00 per . year, $1.50 for Blx months, VSc for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, ifeSIJ per year; in zones seven »nd eight, per year, payable in advance. A Story Hilkr Should Read With Interest The story of history is never com- pjete. Little footnotes keep cropping up, years after the event. Sometimes the new knowledge is so important as to change whole concepts long accepted. How long it takes for the New York Times to be delivered at Dporji, Holland, and Berchtesgaden, Qcrmany, we don't know. But there are readers in ,both those places who will want to read the sensational footnote to history revealed by the Times last Sunday, clearing up a point that has been clouded in mystery for 31 years. Kaiser William II and Adolf Hitler are the men for whom it should have an abiding interest. In 1908,'when Kuvopc was sotting on the war which it hatched in 19H, the Times sent William Bayard Hale to interview the kaiser. Jlalc, who had intimate German connections, found fhe kaiser's yacht llohen/.ojlcrn at Bergen, Norway, and the kaiser stalked up and down the deck for two hours, giv- • ing Hale the stormiest kind of an interview. But the interview was never printed. The-German foreign office suppressed it, and even a diluted version lalcr in Century Magazine was killed at the last moment. A German warship called at New York for the imrelcascd copies of the magazine, and burned them in her furnaces on the way back to tier- many, so explosive was the interview. . Many, speculative accounts of Halo's histori'c interview were printed, largely guess-work. Not until just (he other day, when Times people were cleaning out the personal files of the late Adolph Ochs were the letters, notes, and memoranda of Hale uncovered, and the unvarnished : truth learned. There could no longer be any objection to publication, for the very government which had caused their suppression no longer, exists. The kaiser, Hale's notes now reveal, had ranted and raved against fhe English as "the traitor to the white man's cause." He viewed Japan's victory over Russia as a tragedy to Europe, and insisted lluit "the danger to us is not Japan, but Japan at the head of a consolidated 'Asia.'' He wished close relations with the United Slates, especially in Asiatic .affairs, saying "Germany has no ambitions that traverse or even approach the spheres of American activity." (This was at a time when the kaiser felt very close to President Theodore Roosevelt.) He inveighed hit- OUT OUR WAY Jerly .atruins.l tlic "Eaglisji ninnies." Even Koosevell, on hearing fro m J];ile the cpfltenl of t,hc interview, agreed thai publication would be bad, and commented, "Bill is a thought jumpy," So the famous interview wus suppressed, to come to jighl 31 years later. It would be indeed interesting if one could know the reactions to it of two men. First, that of the aged kaiser himself, a prisoner al Doom as the end-result of his own rash temperament. Aijd second, that of Adolf llit- jer, the kaiser's corporal who sits in the kaiser's place urn) foments an axis alliance with the people who are trying to absorb China—"the worst calamity that could threaten the world" in the mind of the man of Dporn. Alaska Defense Urged Vilhjalmur Stefansson knows the far north. Ife has an intimate picture of [his great region which most of us erroneously think of as a mere ice-bag on the aching head of the worjd. Slcfansson urges the development of Alaska, pointing out that in case of an attack on tin's country jt woujd be of vital importance as a base. Secretary Scward, .under • whose direction the purchase of Alaska was engineered, said in 18(57, according to Stefansson, that Alaska would dominate the Pacific. Yon have only lo look at the map to know what he But few of us ever got around to at maps. Efforts are now going forward to push HIE northern section of the Pan- American highway, which would give a land route lo Alaska. Development ol'_.soaplane bases is progressing. But the most solid clement of defense, people, is still lacking. Until we can populate this vast territory with move U\un 00,000 people, it can never be thought secure. SIDE GLANCES by Calbraith SERIAL STORY, ' GHOST DETOUR BY "ARNOLD" . , NIA SERVICI, )N<£ 18 Year of Peace 'What's news today? Joe Blot-/, went home to liis wife and kids for the 6732nd time and sat down to a dinner of pork shank? No. No news there, you'd say. And you'd be right. It is the unusual, the "man biles dog" occurrences that make news. The night that Joe goes home and takes after the wife and kiddies \villi a cleaver—that's ae\vs. And yet it is all the regular nights of all the regular Joes that make the world go 'round. In the same way, when the clothing industry signs a contract with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers for another two years, 18 years of peaceful employer-employe relations was concluded, 20 years become almost certain. But this has become such a commonplace in the clothing industry that little attention was paid. Yet which means most in the development of labor relations, this clothing-trade triumph or the fact that two short-lempered men clouted each other over (he head on a picket-line somewhere in Illinois? (lie lln- Mr rr«c'UC« mine riivrln, In In»iieH Ike - ri'iuruH Ijiirr ivJIli or« fiimvlff. Slit. J« i-icil.'d j,,,J (he I'lirlr In liH'llncJ to lUluk »he I« tvur trviiv tkf K vr> (melt "Don'l spend Ihat dollar Uncle John gave you—I'd like to borrow part of it for lunch money tomorrow." ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IS THE HIGHEST DEVELOPED OF THE. FIVE SENSES AMONG MOST FISH .CHAFl'BR VI A CHEAT deal of' work can be i •"• clone in six days' lime, and IJoselce, Christine, Dick and Franklin proved il. Mrs. Hogan, loo, did her share, or more. It was Mrs. Hogan who cleaned oul the Grand Central Tonsorial Parlors (a sign down the 'street still proclaimed the name, even lliough partly weathered away) and moved Ihe two boys into Jairly comfortable living quarters Ihere. She set the girls up in comparative splendor in the Ace High Hold, in a room near lo her own, making Roselee go home first for a veal mattress, a mirror, and certain other refinements o£ civilization. ' :.' Tlic- six days also were lime enough for Franklin to drive to Los Angeles and make some valuable arrangements with travel agencies there. Ho went to Ihe bus lines, the automobile clubs, and the private tour organizations, even to a railroad. All agreei that Roselec's ghost detour was a capital idea. Most ot these agencies began recommending UK, ghost town without fee, simply to stimulate travel. Chambers of Commerce, hotels, gasoline companies, tourists camps and pleasure resorts all the way fron' Boulder Dam westward were glad to extend co-operation. First of the tourists, had begut visiting Goldcicst even befon Franklin got back. Two bus load of school teachers were the lar gesl parly the first week. Head ing on a circle tour of western national parks, they had spent Iwi ] hours visiting the ghost town. Tb< net take for Roselee's treasury thai day was $6'!. She was as ex cited about it as if it had been $6400. "We need a bigger sign ther< at the turnoiV, by the highw'aj Dick," she told her nian-Frida} "Since Franklin is back, could li order one erected, maybe?" "Nothing doing," counterei Franklin. "Ordering things cost money. I can build it myself. W can tear down a barn or two lo ) haul lumber to tlic highway. fhon Dick offered lo help him, Vmiklin demurred. ''Listen, mug," his friend told 3ick, "You originally figured lo omc lo Goldcresl on n mining lea you had. Well, you keep at . 1 was going to read books, low books can wait, but every haiice you get you go on and iivesligate the ore dump, see?" Dick obeyed. For one thing he vanled lo stick as close lo the own as possible, especially near he olc! bank. Sooner or later ,'hoever claimed ownership of fhe 12,000 would be back to get it. Dick was determined to be a reception committee for him, or hem. He let Franklin do most of he errands. line was a bit surprised by it. Silting now on the paint scaftold, she looked up al him, * * * LARHAWAY had all the scrap lumber we neec You've already bought pain What \vc need most, it seems to me, is a light truck, n pick-up. We'll. have to haul in supplies constantly and it'll come in handy." Thus the first $04, plus some more taken in that week, went for a down payment on a secondhand truck, bought at Flagstaff, i Franklin himself purchased it for ' Roselee, and immediately used it HE problem ol sign painting was not too easy. None of the 'our had ever painted any signs, bul Christine had done some sketching in school art classes. She designed a signboard 30 feet ong and 12 feet high— it became a real construction job for her and Franklin— and then set in to paint it with Franklin's help. The jainting alone took three long days. "It's going to look fine, Christy!' Franklin told her when it was almost done. "You ought to be proud of it." "You did all the work." "The heck I did! Look at the paint on you! Even on your face, and your overalls — gee!" He pointed at her with his red paint brush. It dripped garishly onto the scaffolding where 1 they stood. "You know, Christine, I think you're a good sport. Not many girls I ever met 'would get down to actual hard work like this." "Thank you, Franklin, You're no loafer yourself. And we had lo back up Roselee. Didn't we,' now?" "You bet. But she didn't ask you to dp this. You're getting sunburned, too. Losing your pale, glamorous complexion. I can even count freckles." "I'd grow warts if they'd help allract tourists to Goldcrest," she smiled. "Dick and Roselee have done most of the work, it seems to me." She turned to watch three cars that had slowed down. Franklin had to answer their inquiry, directing them to go right on in to Gplderest where guides would meet Iherri. Roselee and Dick served as guides there. "We ought to start guide service from here," Christine suggested. "When we get caught up with the first Work, maybe we can.' "If we do, may I work with been the surprising one of Ihe four young people. That firsl morning he had appeared full of bubbling fun and 'wisecracks, but as lime had passed he had changed into a much more serious-minded person. Christine mew the .type. Really very shy at heart, lie made initial gestures of affability lo cover the shyness ic fell. She had somehow liked lim for jt. Except for liis two- day trip to Los Angeles, she had jcen with Franklin Larraway almost constantly, she reflected now. She hadn't quite realized that herself, and silling here on Ihe scaffolding she decided that much ot it hadn't been accidental. Franklin had maneuvered lo be with' her constantly and ripw the thought startled her a little bit. Especially since he -was asking to work with jier siiil more, "pe'titlbning humbly as a child might do. "Why Frankliu— surely! It's a pleasure lo work with you." She bit her upper lip, just to be sure he didn't see her smile. "That's swell!" he murmured, enthusiastically. "And ' listen, Christy— we've had lo be awful careful about— well, about sticking strictly to work and all. We never see you or Roselee after supper. You either ride over to the ranch, or stay in your hotel room, or—" "We've been pretty tired at night." "But—when we—we're catching up now. Maybe Saturday—Sun- you, Christy?" He asked that i low, semi-confidential tone, • Clurisi She laughed happily then. "Sure, we can relax; by Saturday. Roselee's having all p£ us at her •anch home that jiight for .dinner. Dick's already asked to escort me!" Franklin kept looking down at ler. Ifc swallowed, slowly, gazing inlo Christine's deep dark eyes. "You—you like old Dick, don't you Christy?" he asked. She nodded and said, "Of course." But her eyes had a .quick telltale mistiness in them, and there was a new confusion in her mind. She reached for her paint brush and without another word both of them resumed their work. Nor did they talk again for a long half hour. Neither was in the mood. Each knew thai something besides business was creeping into the personnel of the ghost town managers. Franklin fell, with almost devastating gloom, that something had suddenly snatched away every chance he had for happiness in this mortal .life." (To Be Continued) . ;„,,.. ANSWER: The Virginia rail is a marsh bird, very secretive in ils linbits, and belonging to the same family as the coots and gallinules. ; NEXT: \Vhy docs a moose wear a "bell"? said lo be as strong ns steel an only otic-third the weight. Such a light weight system o construction would mean eilhe higher speed for a given horse p;wer, or else that the size of U \Vc must- not for an instant, tolerate here the piisslons, the prejudices, the false theories and idfnls which nre making Europe an armed camp. —Governor Lelininn of New York, lo Spanish War veterans. New Melal Promises Shipbui'ding Revolution LONDON (UP) — Admiralty ex• perls will Investigate the Claims ship's'engines could bVdrasticat: made fcr a new metal called na-1 decreased witliout loss of eff vallum when they inspect Ihe ship, • cicncv Barnacle Bill, which has bceii'ij---••:.„„;,; authorities arc oftl lat navaliuin will revoli . i.u.,,*.*. the present design of shi] The hull ot (lie Barnacle BH! is' and open up many methods constructed ct navalliim, which is experimental slreamlining. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hpople WHO 51ARTED T>W E<S,<\D. VCU HAVE MV X'M STEER'lX) CLEAR O'TH' 7ME- MA30F- WILL. \<& TftUE HIM TO TV-IE OWLS CLUB POR THE MOVIB-^-AUD THEY'LL DO wiwe REELS OKI THE WAV HOME/ IM THE SWKIUG OP YOUR GALLANT LITTLE SHIP BY UMSAVORY SCOW/ YOU MIGHT WET A, TIDY SUM BY SUIM6 THE AM' KSEPIM' GOT/ GLAD THE. OLD TUB WAS SUMK~-1 MAO WOULD ACCEPT THE CASE A. MODEST COUtJSEL. THEY'D SELL MB OU HER, 45-00, AM 1 li VE BE EM \VOW A, S(M|l.AB LITIQATIOM IIJ 50OO KRCMER VVHEM / A. TIPSY STEAM SHOVEL CVEgATOF. SCOOPED UP AK1 MHW3TED DWELUX1G? MY RETAIMER; WAS so PERCBUT I VAS-PAP-FAP' THE CHECK-TO-" MORROW/WOULD CARE A MOVIE ? i^ THE WATER HOLE AWD HOLDER. • THE FAMILY DOCTOR N T iglil An to Accidents Often Due Great Comtiiissicn in ;:ie Horn;land", arid Mrs. Braxlon Gill in charge of the devotional. Mrs. M. W. Lewis, president, opened the meeting. Talks innclc were: "The Homeland", by Mrs. Rcnfro; "Making Disciples iu Die Homeland"' by BY 1)1!. J1OKKIS ITSIWEIN Jdilor, Journal of the American 'M c (I i c :i I Association, ni.«l of !l)-gci:i, the tlrallli Magazine From lime to time rsearch lias Klded vastly t? our knowledge ot lie various vitamins. Since 1910 when Ihe word "vitamins" was first coincil. our information concerning such substances has steadily increased. We thought al first that vitamin ;\ was some single specific substance, but the experts now tell us that it has been definitely .established that here arc at least five substances uhlch produce the same resptnse iu the bcdy as does vitamin A itself. These are. In addition to vitamin A, three forms of carotene, known as alpha, beta and gamma carotene, and another substance called cryptoxantliin. These su-0s;ances. a'i ol \vhlcl' are fcuud in plants, are kn;wn as precursors ot vitamin A. That is to ??y, when these substances are taken into the animal body, a compound forms in the body which is recognized as vitamin A. It is a mixture c-[ carb:n, hydrogen, and oxygen chemically. Apparently different animals are able lo form different amounts ol vitamin A oul- of tbe precursors, depending on the nature of the animal and the precursor that is ivcn. * » r While a complete deficiency ot vitamin A results in the inflammation of Ihe ejcs Ihat has already been described, one ot the chief symptoms of vitamin A deficiency is called night blindness. Human beings with night blindness sec well in the daytime but cannot see well in the riark. It has been argued that a number of accidents to drivers cf anlom:- bilM result from a lack of vitamin A In the diet and. therefore, lo the fact (hat they suffer from night blindness. While, of course, there is s:me evidence in tills regard, It is not yet cmsidcred as proved. It Is also established that vitamin A is an aid toward building resistance of the body to infection in cases in which this resistance hns been lowered because of a deficiency cf vitamin A. This docs net moan, however, that vi- uniii A i K some relationship between Hie taking of vitamins and the forma- ion of kidney stones, there is nolh- ng conclusive as yet to iudicald that the taking of enough vitamin A will prevent formation of stones in the kidney. Mind Your Manners - social usage by answering Ihe fol- .'lp\\!ing questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below:' ' 1. Where does the male guest o honor at a dinner sit? 2. -Who is the first, perstn to rise at the end of a meal? i 3. If a hostess is complimciitei on a dish, should she protest, "This Mrs. Jim Bess; "Home Missions ind National Righteousness" by Mrs. Lewis. The girls of the church Ionic Mission pages". The Annie W. Armstrong ottering was taken by Mrs. F. H. Gill .liter which- it was .announced that he Polly Sunshine group is leading I lie GUxmy Ann group in the weather contest. Mrs. B. D. Ilardin on their project for July. Total cffering was $16.22. Tlic hostess served a dessert course t f ice cream and cake before Mrs. Jim Henderson dismissed witli prayer. _ Ten Years Ago Today July 2C, 19ZO Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Worthington and daughters. Dorothy and Mary Jane, of Pipman, N. J., are here visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ray Worth- didn't turn out as well as I had hoped"? 4. is II necessary to talk lo bolh dinner partners, .or if one Is more interesting than the otlicr, may you talk tj him all through Ihe meal? 5. It a hostess cocked the meal herself. Is It a good idea for a guest to .ht her know how much he enjoyed it? What would y;u do if— You arc a hostess and a dinner Sliest tells you how much he en- jo>cd the evening— fa) Say, "Well. I hope yon can come back sometime. We arc scrt cf crowded, mid it is hard to entertain—bgt we do lihe lo see our friends"? (b) Say, "I'm so happy you coulti come, and I hope we'll see yon again real seen"? Answers 1. On the hostess' right. 2. The hostess. 3. No. 4. You should Rive them equal attention. 5. Yes. Best, "What Would You Do" sc- luticn-(b). tamin A prevent colds or influenza, nor docs It mean that the taking of excess amounts of vitamin A will 'prevent' other cases cf infection. While there has been shewn to ington. Mr. E. E. Worthington is Mr. Ray Worthington's brother. Harry Balrd, of Beaumont, Texas, is visiting his sislcr, Mrs. E. D. Ferguson, and Mr. Ferguson. Mrs. JInle Jackson, and sister, Mrs. Jack Driver, of Osceola, will meet (heir father L. L. Van Dcr- voorl. of Kansas Oily, in Memphis today, and drive to Greenville, Miss., for the week-end. Mrs. J. L. Rice lias returned from Little Rock where she spent several months with her son. Dchnar, who was a student at Little Rock college. ' Mrs. J. B. Gitliam, and son. J. B Jr.. of Greenville. Miss., arrived last night for a visit with B. B. Allen and family. Dell News Cleveland Legion,Post Buys Community Garden CLEVELAND. O. (UP)—Members of the Clillon Post 241 cf the American Legion here wanted some elbow room—so they bought 10 acres as a community garden. Three small summer ccttages have been built by members on the plot^-and the legionnaires and their families raise their own crops I on plots plowed for them for $3. >V. M. U. Meets Sixteen members of the Woman's Missionary Unicn of the Dell Baptist church and five visitors attended the meeting Monday at Uie home of Mrs. J. M. Stevens. Mrs. J. T. Renfro was in charge cf Ihe Royal service program on the subject, "Carrying Out the celluloid handles. In spite of the many shapes and sfees Of bird beaks, not one bird on earth is capable of chewing. Eighty per cent of the toothbrushes produced In England have

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