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f ACT FOUR THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NKWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. \V. HAINES, AUverusiiif Malinger Sola National Advertising Ueiirosentallvcs: . The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San .Antonio, S,m Francisco, Chicago, St. Louts. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, Entered as second class matter at the jwst office at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress Octcter a, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier ill the city of Blylhcvillc. 15c per week or $6.60 per year in advance. By mall within a radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per year, $150 for six months, 85c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six, inclusive, $6.50 per year, in zones seven ami eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Republican Prosperity The period between elections is ;il- ways the open season for optimistic predictions on the part of Democratic party leaders—predictions which usually fall far short of re;ili/.;ilion when the votes are counted. The confidence manifested ;il the party's national iieiKltjuar'cers this year, however, may Ije more tlwn ordinarily well founded. It has been evident for ten years to every observer of national afl'air.s Unit the Republican party has been lacking in most of the essentials of political ' leadership. Not only lias the party hail no real program other than safeguarding the interests of the largest business organizations of the country, . but ifs responsible heads have been passive in the face of corruption in high places unprecedented since tlio days of President Grant, The public has apparently been indifferent to the evils in the national government, but it has not been blind to them. The country, for the most part, has enjoyed an unusual 'degree of material prosperity under Republican .rule sijice the war, mid much ii.s the average citi7.cn has lamented the state of affairs at Washington he has hesitated to take any political action which might conceivably rebound against his pocketbook. The Republican leadership has been shrewd enough to eiipiUili/u this feeling effectively. Making little attempt to defend their party where it . was indefensible, they have lost. 710 opportunity to link the words'-Republi-" can and prosperity, until many iwoplc came to regard the rottenness of Republican administration as a reasonable price to pay for safe and sure insurance against hard times. If nothing else worlh while can be said for the year 1030 it promises at least to dispel for a long time to come the notion that Republican rule is a guarantee of prosperity. When the voters go to the polls next November they will suffer from no illusions of that kind, and the result is likely to • be something in the nature of a Democratic landslide. And whether prosperity returns in the next two years or not, memories ought to be long enough for voters in the presidential election of 1932 to remember that it is not ncc- COURIER NEWS essary..lo endure Republican misgovcrn- mi'iit for the sake o'( economic security. If we must ha\v hard limes we might as well have Ih'in under Democratic rule as Republican. Don't W'ait For Help Whatever the help which may be fordicomfiiK for victims m 1 the drouth in Arkansas and elsewhere, this much is certain: it will not lie such ai to justify any slacken!UK uf effort on the part of anyone to do i-verything possible to help himself. The national government talks about building programs ami loans "on ado 'luatc security," state relief agencies discuss possible means of relieving the situation, the Red Cross will undertake to see that no one actually starves to death, and no doubt all of Ihtm will accomplish something toward getting us over the hump and safely started on another crop year. Hut there is going to be no wholesale distribution of xi-ed, lood, supplies or money. The great majority of us arc going to have to make it through on our own resources as best we can, and it it> important that we realize this right now instead of waiting for help which probably is nut going to materialize. Coiiii ity Fair Throughout Ihls section county fairs nrc being held. Some of Jhem, iike il:.; mie at Wynne next v.eck, nrc hu-cr than county -.airs. beliiB inclusive of whole djsirlcts of tcvornl counties. Never has there teen a time when the small fall had a more useful function than Ilils year. For It comes at a lime when encouragement is needed, when ihc larn-.jrs-niul the townspeople, too—are downcast. Is, jjlvcs the whole family an ojniorttmlly iu i'uryei" ihc troubles of the season. Tlicro nrc endurance nights on the ferris wheel, games of skill 10 attract tiic menfolk anrt jellies, pics anil other priceless viands for Hie . wcaienfolk Jo mtralc ovor. After the fair It will be easy to go home with the let-line that things nrc not bo dark us they seemed, n drouth anil business depression cannot throw .1 pall over (lie county' lair, then droulh and business depression can- Jiot defeat the fimrors ami ihe business :nen. Go to the fnlr and have a good time. Tlie spirit cf the county fair is typical of ihe spirit of the county.—Memphis Evening, Appeal. _ FRIDAY,.SKPTKMBEU- 5, 1930 Promp "Thimk you," said ihe feeling spine." chiropractor, "I'm Coslc." ii of (he Frondi flyers: "New York at any The reitiumuit counter man who slices the pie thinks he'd be in (lie dough if he were on piecework. liato Ruih will soon open a habcidashcry slorc on Broadway. The sign on .the window will probably say something to the effect that Babe's stuff Is best in the long run. The proprietor of a famous English seasld.: resor;. anxious to Increase vacation paironngc. has cut rates on days the sun doesn't shine. He wants every cloud to have a silver lining. nominated a wet senatorial end a dry gubernatorial candidate on the same ticket because Robert J. Bulkey, Ihe former, was good <md wet, whereas a much larger vote than his was divided among four other dry or straddling candidates For a wlille prior to the New- Jersey primary It appeared that the diy Congressman Franklin Fort j was very likely to win Ihe rtepub- ! lican senatorial nomination because : Dwight Morrow and Joe Frellng- huyscn would split up the wet vote, i Morrow won by an ovenvhelmlni; i margin, 'but in a dryer state the ' result might have been different. How Wadsrorlli Was Heat™ The best example of how an in- I dependent candidate with IK chance at all can nose into nn election and deprive one candidate of enough votes to enable the other to win was given in 192U when Senator James W. Wadsworth of New York ran for reelection as ;i wet. The drys entered an Indepen- • dent candidate who pulled away j enough dry Republican votes to retire Wadsworth to private life. In like manner the Illinois Anti-Saloon League is no\v promising to support a dry senatorial candidate against James Hamilton IjCwIs and Ruih Ifiinna McCor- j rnlck. whom they have turned 1 against since she agreed to abide by the result of a state referendum. Of course, the straight-out wet-dry fight which everyone ex, pectod in the Illinois contest was ! ruined as soon as Nfrs. McCormick ! spoke up. t Medical Attention \ ^. -I • -\ r ' "presented R population 01 ital in Meningitis Cases 1°°°™^ <- ™*»* ^ j lions of ihe country, statin THE FIRST CO.VGUKSS On Sept. 5, 1774, the first Continental congress met in Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia. Fifty-five delegates, representing? all of the colonies but Georgia, attended the first assembly. They represented a population of 2,200,- , She Teaches Her Dad to Fly Miss I'raiifM \VHislow. l!i, Seattle. Wi'.sly. alrtady u Ikr liltot. is K'LictilTiK tii-r father. x 0. II. Wilisluw. in My. The liiitwr has itiiu!o several yulo flights ami \a well mi Uie way toward ^eiiii;^ his lU-urise. Miss \Vinslow, sliuwu here wiih licr i':itlii>r. iilaus in finish Iter siudi<'s in college before takin;; up aviation as ;i fisivur, although she has received numerous offers as :s ni!"(. Wlial M Whale of a Catch This Is T!y PR. MORRIS F1SHBK1N Editor, .1ourn.il of the American Medical Astouatiun, and of Hy- gui:i, the Health Magazine Epldomic nir-niuglils has been known as a distinct disease for uore than 125 years, Now it is known Ihat isolated cases are t) tlie iissiiep of (lie nervous sys- Previously, however, there is . .„ , . uuo *j , nutt t i 1^1 } Hit. 1 ! I, 15 LI a period of invasion when the in-1 o fcclious material and the toxin i circulate through the body. Hence there arc the usual symptoms of such invasion including sore throat, -|dullness. fever, chills, rapid pulse, c I and general soreness over the body. irregular intervals epidemics occur. Just why epidemics occur when :hcy do is not known. Ilfost often tl'cy develop when large numbers . e is also a rush of pin-point sized red spots or even large spots is sec- tri eiv wrongs, were presented to ihe congressmen. Also, a petition to the British king (the declaration ! lights and grievances), was ordered. That document stated tii.it by the riddance of the system of laws and regulations of which the colonists complained, harmony would be restored. "We ask but lor peace, liberty and safety," the petition declared. "We wish nut a diminution of the over the body. ~ ' i prerogative, nor do we solicit tlis In the slagc when ;he infection Brant of any new right in our fn- has spread to the nervous system vor - Your royal authority over us the patients have severe 'pain, I Rlul our connection with Great . - .bursting headache, vomlttne ifiid i Brilili " wc 5llal1 alwa >'s carefully unsanitary circumstances, b«t| even delirium and convulsions The nn(l zealously endeavor to support sometimes they arise without thls! 1)hvsu . i(lll mnkes h(5 dj!>gnos | s nol condition. The gcr gitis was found within 10 of the time when Pasteur that causes menih- years first In Sweden they nrc making bleed tests of Mibrntcd motorists-to determine the degree of drunkenness What will surprise most persons arrested uncicr this ruling is that (hey must submit to a physician though they are feeling good. :slabl!shcd the germ cause ot diseases. Since that time the investi- galors have, found that there are various types of the meningitis germ just as there are various types of (he pneumonia germ and indeed, just as there are various types of human beings. This fact is very Important because Ihe specific serum that controls Ihe poisons of one type of meningitis form may be quite inefficient against a germ of a different tyjK. 'fluis during (lie World War some serums were (onnd inefficient against meningitis in certain 1 French camps but the trial cf a different serum resulted Iu prompt success in controlling the disease. The meningitis gcim U probably transferred from one person to another by droplets from tlie nose and throat. Ihc symplons of nMningitls arise from the changes that thn grrms and their poison or toxin produce 'OUT OUR WAY By Williams WwRsffi®® £$&OT»^«*# 'tf C,Tl"^ "!( :$p'^4*f\im ; -%^fe«t« vG&'fM tessMfe; }S^\^Y * '*' '"^fc. * $jsfi*1^ CHiiCVi vL v. vrSiHv. „„, , rom , history cf the case snd maintain." The delegates agreed that an- mou!l1 unlcss the "dress of and the- symptoms but also bv ob- i ° th " ro!1 B^ss should be heldwi:h- , . . J ' •**** ..tju u v . uu I ,^ fl mrt,.»1, ....In.-.. H,_ I -C taming specimens of the spinal; fluid and by studying its condition mid (l]e germs that it may con-1 tain, If meningitis is diagnosed promptly -ciml serum (,nvi!iiienl. _ given within 48 hours, only about 15 per cent of the patients die. It there k delay beyond this 20 per cenj die. In general throughout! ihe country about 50 per cent die.! Ti:e lesson from these statistics is I clear. Beyond the deaths from 1 meningitis is the danger of the secondary complications with per- :n:>iicnl deafness or crippling. Hrrc tlrai Is a disease about: which much is known, Indeed, la-1 incs; sufficient to wipe out the disease entirely if science could completely command the situation. Nevertheless ca^cs continue to occur due to (he fact that perfect ] control is not possible, and due also perhaps (o (he fact that the germs, being living organisms, change their natures from time to time as does mnn himself. John Wanamaker, Jr.,;of .New York city, can icll a whopping bis fish story without anyone .accusing him of the slightest hint..of ex! asgcraticn. For here he is'shown \vilh his catch, a four-ton fin back boat 40 miles bclore two harpoons and l |u WASHINGTON LETTER .. Hy RODNEY DllTCHKIi WASHINGTON.—A very few states provide for run-on primaries, but the large majority of them do not. Recent political news appears lo demonstrate the frequent value of Ihe run-off as a mcti-.od of most iiccintitcly ultnlnini? ihe desire? of the voters'. Tc*as, South Carolina and Oklahoma are going in for riir.-offs • this year. Texas and Oklahoma have had (licir?. Other states find themsrives with duly nominated candidate? who probably coiiltl no! have received the primary votes of ihe | voters ot their party in any j straigiit-otit. two-man contest. I Tlu> Casn of IHrisf | Here Is how the iim-olT system i has worked in a few slates: In f i thrce-corncrcd primary fight tlie cihcr riny Senator Co'.c Blcasc had , a plurality, but no majority. Ir lines', states that would have mrnnl I Ble^c's nomination. But under ; Ko-.:'.li Carolina law Bloase :mis' . now ficM it off In a nin-o.1 wttli his nraicst opponent, former con. r.rc«5ma:i .lames F. Byrnes. The other candidate, who ran far be- i'lnrt bmh. was n vigorous antl- K'.c-.isc imn named Leon W. Har- :iis. Tl-.r combined Byrnes-Harris vI-.;; 1 oxrrrSrd the liliasc vote by ' n rnmfortiiblo majority. Now the South C.uclir.a voter* will have :i!i unhampered chance? to decide bi-twccn the iwo leading cav,.1l- dales. In ono of (iin?e (jr.ind Texts free-for-all primaries with 1(1 nn- <iiilnt« lor covcrncr Ma Frriauon led Ihe list by nbon: GS.on.1'votes '.11 about 753.000 cast. Hu; her :-;:'jlc oppMci'.t. Poss Ster'.ir.;;. the r.cxt man up. beat her by loo 000 j votes out of about 900,000 in the •un-off. Obviously Texas didn't want Ma for governor again, but if there had been no run-o.T tlmt's Just what they would Iwvc had. The difference bctwcn the size of the tqtal votes cast in ihc two primaries indicates that many voters are content to wait (or Ui: run-on before casting a ballot. In Oklahoma's Democratic senatorial primary ex-Senator Thomas P. Gore had .1 tiny plurality in .1 field of five candidates. His majority over C. J. Wrightma'n in the iun-of[. however, was comparatively enormous. Instances where the candidate who runs third in the count U found to have determined the result between the two strongest candidates by pulling voles away from one or the other are rather common in primaries and Ecuenu elections. In California (his worked out so as to assure the state a wet governor and in Pennsylvania it did the same for a dry. The two California candidates for the Republican nomination who had (he official dry support. Governor C. C. Young and Huron Fift.s. polled a combined vote of more than 'itia.- 000 above that of the wet candidate, Mayor James liolph .of San Francisco, who won the nomination In Pennsylvania the- mcist madiinr candidate losl to tin- dry Giltor'l Pinchot bc-causc 275.000 wcli volci for a third candidate. It :nii;lU icasonatly b? Inferred (bat California is dry and will have .1 wel governor and' n, n; Pennsylvania Is wet and will have a dry Rovcrnor— .ilthoush your correspondent seeks no arsiimcn'.s as to the wetness or diync:-s ot cither state. Ohio Democrats appear to have Many roads * • which one shall I take? When the long road dips sweetly down a hill and ends up in a blank and puzzled amazement at a jumble of cross-roads, unless you know your way, you'll push down hard on the brakes! And then look around to see where you're going.. .. Five roads jutting off in various directions of the compass. One road is yours. Four to lead you astray. But a brief glance—and you're off. On the righ t road. For a sign was over each road to direct your way! Just as the directions point put the way in a maze of roads; so does modern advertising guide you in the right direction through the multitude of products offered in present-day markets. Advertising points the way, straight and clear, to economical and advantageous marketing. It distinguishes the good product. It directs your way by indi- cating'the article best adapted to your needs. Read the advertisements in this paper as carefully as you would the signs above the cross-roads. They point out your buying road as surely and as safely!